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croissantcitysucks 11 hours ago
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got put through the d&d gauntlet of terror today in 2 separate campaigns. feeling very invigorated by the fear!
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There鈥檚 theories that after CC3 the next ACOTAR book is going to be about Azriel. I wanted your opinion on how you think this will play out? I don鈥檛 trust SJM to write a story about a character whose main problem is racism against his own race and his trauma is from his own race.
Hi anon,
Same. I think even including this kind of character in the story should have been a no-no. There are so many problems with SJM -- a white woman -- writing a story about a potential man of color and his 'rage' toward his own community. Especially considering the way in which the Illyrians have been portrayed up to this point. It should have never been put into the book.
The Illyrians are described as brutes, who practice mutilation toward the women in their communities (something very akin to FGC). And I have to tell you, as an African woman who has personally witnessed the horrors and effects of FGC, I have to say I'm truly disgusted by this analogous piece of world-building dropped into the plot and never truly addressed. The Illyrians follow strict gender hierarchies and lack infrastructure. They are also the backbone of the court, the only true standing army that the Night Court has. They are always the ones hit the hardest by war, yet they benefit the least. The toxicity of their 'culture' is what breeds the fierceness of the NC. Rhysand and his ancestors always gain from the society they let run amok. The aesthetic parts of their culture are worn by those who look down on them, it's the backbone (the literal SYMBOL) of the NC. The Illyrians don't know Velaris exist, yet it is for them they die in glory. For them dedicate their warrior's pride. The women in Illyria rear sons that live and die for a place they'll never know. They fund the lives of artists who live peacefully knowing their bodily autonomy will never be stripped away. Their trauma is left behind. No House of Wind for survivors, not an epic story where they leave their abusive lives behind and find their night lord. Their lovely secret city. How many dreamers do you think live in those camps? How many Feyre's live with their Tamlin's? How many men never afforded the privilege of being anything more than a warrior born to die?
And instead of interrogating why this culture is the way it is, the story blames them. Blames the women and the men, shifts the responsibility on the people, not the people in power with the tools to build infrastructure, the tools to provide safety and relocate women and children if necessary, etc., Maybe if the women trained harder? Maybe if the men were more obedient--grateful for the scarps they get. Grateful for the High Lord who would without a doubt to wither and die under a tyrant. The High Lord who murdered them by the dozens for doing more or less the same thing he did for fifty years.
I will say I am completely and utterly biased on this subject. I am proud of the cultures that I hail from. I am proud to be Yoruba and Black, but these problems are a mirror image of what both of my communities go through. I'm sure many other people from marginalized communities can attest. SJM got these ideas, and rhetorics from somewhere. I don't give two shits if this is fantasy, these dynamics are real. I live them every day. Many others do, some even more closely than me. It's never just fiction. And what message does it send? When my plight is repackaged in some poorly written fantasy series? When the audience is told that the rhetoric of 'pull yourselves up by the bootstraps' is employed? Where stans - white stans particularly - feel comfortable reiterating it just so they can defend their purple-eyed, swoony dark lord? When y'all argue on whether the Illyrians are white or MOC just so you get give SJM representation cookies, yet you're unwilling to think about just how harmful that representation is. The way Illyrians and the Darkbringer's dynamics mirror real-life 'separate but equal' and segregation tactics...is very weird (i.e. they can't sit in our restaurants, but they can die for us! that we see with keir and the Darkbringers). You don't have to look too close to see it either. I don't give a shit how bad Keir is, creating a scenario where those very real tactics are used and justified is a fuck no. More so, because Rhys is just as complicit in facilitating the CoN as much as Keir is. These concepts are very real and VERY close. My mother was was born in a segregated town. Went to a segregated school. She was a was literally one of the first students to integrate her local grammar school. And she is the second youngest . My aunt and uncles are more than twenty to thirty years older than her. They were already adults by the time integration became tangible. And they are alive today. I am only one generation, if even removed. Most black people are only a generation removed, again, if even that. This is real, and it is close.
If you can see this as a tale of abuse, you can see it as a tale of ugly racism. If you can apply the necessity of recognizing our IRL standards of abuse when it comes to Tamlin and Feyre, you can and will see how this translates quite literally to our real world.
Exploring the 'rage' that Az has would inherently have to look at the complexities of this world, of those complicit in making it a reality. And Az, and Rhys, and Mor, and Cass, and Feyre -- and all of the dreamers would have to look at themselves, the ones holding the power, as the true villains in the story. It would require SJM to do the same. And Sarah J Maas is not qualified, entitled, or talented enough to write that story. She shouldn't have written it in the first place. It is racist. Argue with yourselves but the one thing I will always stand by is that I don't forgive, overlook, or condone racism. We can have our little anti Rhys debates, the little tit-for-tats about one part of the canon, or another. But I'm not willing to for anything like this. It鈥檚 not a character problem is a narrative problem. It鈥檚 SJM and her ugly ideologies going unchecked and seeping through.
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croissantcitysucks 3 days ago
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saw that pic of alex jones' lawyer and made this as fast as I could
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croissantcitysucks 5 days ago
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Y鈥檏now what? Fuck you. *Plays an acoustic guitar version of your leitmotif to show you still have tenderness and care in your heart, and compassion for others*
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croissantcitysucks 5 days ago
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croissantcitysucks 5 days ago
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Others have said it better and more eloquently, but the LGBT community has a massive fear and disgust of masculinity it needs to reckon with in order to be whole. Bears, transmascs, masculine enbies, AMAB enbies, butch lesbians, masc intersex folk, drag kings, and those who find themselves in some fluid space between them or are masc in ways I鈥檝e left out - they all need support from the LGBT community, they all have the same traumas from being queer, and all of them聽 that I鈥檝e met have some horror story about hitting the 鈥榤ust be this femme to ride鈥 bar.
You can be gnc and masculine. This needs to be embraced.
Masculine people are not the enemy. The community needs to be as ready to embrace its brothers as it is its sisters. We are all queer.
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croissantcitysucks 5 days ago
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rationally i know聽鈥渒o-fi鈥 is pronounced like聽鈥渃offee鈥 but i鈥檒l always mentally say it like聽鈥渓o-fi鈥
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croissantcitysucks 6 days ago
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alex jones鈥檚 lawyers fucking up so bad that they accidentally gave the prosecution access to his ENTIRE phone and all its contents, resulting in him perjuring himself. i love mess
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croissantcitysucks 6 days ago
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funniest screenshot from the entirety of the Alex Jones trials so far imo
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the best part is they politely gave alex jones鈥檚 lawyer the opportunity to fix their mistake and they DIDN鈥橳 DO IT. smh shaking my head
TEN DAYS. THEY HAD TEN FUCKING DAYS. AND THEY DIDN'T DO SHIT. AND THEN THEY HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THE TEXTS AND OBJECT BEFORE THEY WERE ENTERED INTO EVIDENCE AND THEY DIDN'T. the unmitigated GLEE in bankston's voice when he's like "and as of two days ago, it fell free and clear into my possession, and that is how I know you LIED TO ME" is just fucking awe-inspiring. i love this man.
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A Rare Encounter with the Elusive Giant Phantom Jellyfish Captures Its 33-Foot Billowing Limbs
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Got any fun jellyfish facts???
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1. Jellyfish have been on earth for hundreds of millions of years and there are over 2,000 known species!
2. They aren't actually fish! In fact, scientists are starting to refer to them as sea jellies to try and clear up that misunderstanding.
3. They're 95% water; without a heart, blood, or brain, there isn't much left. In fact, if a jellyfish gets beached most of it evaporates.
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4. There are a few different ways that a group of jellyfish can be referred to: blooms, swarms, or smacks.
5. Jellyfish are edible! Well, most of them are. In fact, jellyfish are an incredibly sustainable food source that we just haven't really utilized.
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Here are some of my more specific jellyfish posts:
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croissantcitysucks 6 days ago
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you know the drill
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i'm at work and i can't re-up the video someone please post it i want to scream
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'fiction doesn't affect reality' mfs when they learn about propaganda
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