The biggest conspiracy across all Kdramas is pretending Korea in the fall isn’t absolutely packed with GIANT FUCKING TARANTULAS.
Neon green ones whose *bodies alone* are the size of a clenched fist.
Bright orange ones whose bodies are as long and narrow as your middle finger but with legs long enough to wrap around to the sides of your face.
A cousin to the Australian Hunter Spider famous for not moving.
But one crawled at me once and I paid someone $10 to squish it because it was literally following me (if I walked somewhere else, it’d turn and keep following me around a whole group of people).
Anywhere you turn in the fall you see 10 of them within 20 feet.
But you know where you never see them?
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i do believe that people can change and i love when it happens, when a guy who used to be a peace of shit realises he was a bad person and makes a genuine change for the better, but nothing deangelo has said in this presser makes me think he's even a little ashamed of what he's done
you cannot just say "Noo I've changed now 😇 I'm a good person, trust me 😇" and expect people to believe it? what have you done to change, exactly? attend a 2 hour course 10 years ago?
did you get in contact with any BLM organisation? with a group of native americans? or maybe with an antifascist group? no you fucking haven't! and until you show that you genuinely want to change and that you're ashamed of your past you can just fuck off
if you were genuine about getting help you wouldn't be so vague about what that "nyc group" was and what exactly you did with them
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Mate I think you’re being too unforgiving in your interpretation of Wilbur
i suppose it does seem that way, i criticize him in some ways i do c!dream
there are some unforgiving things he's done in my eyes due to personal experiences and my own hand of trauma, both trauma he affects and he has
so i have a very blunt and harsh opinion of him :p
not in a totally negative way ofc, he's wonderfully written the way he is and i adore his characterization
a lot of people sympathize softlywith his character and i think thats why a lot of people dont analyze him as harshly as i do so to say?
a lot of people see it in his perspective and that its clear that hes just lonely and desperate and NEEDS communication and therapy
the way i analyze him is while being aware of that, i focus on how it affects other people, i.e. ranboo and tommy, and how his actions in the past affect the now gravely
it's all about how being mentally ill doesn't only fuck yourself over but other people around you too :p
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Help me, I’m having Shakespeare thoughts in the middle of the night...
I was listening to a lecture on Macbeth, covering my favorite part of the play (Act 4, Scene 3), and the lecturer highlighted the moment where Macduff tells Malcolm, “I am not treacherous.” This is Macduff trying to distance himself from Macbeth, who Malcolm accuses him of being a stooge for. Macbeth was a traitor, he committed a terrible act of treason by killing the king, of course Macduff wants no association with the bastard...
Yet here he is in England, proposing the same thing. To commit an act of treason by killing a king. Moreover, he left his wife and children in the grip of that same king that he hates so much. So when Malcolm replies, “But Macbeth is./ A good and virtuous nature may recoil/ In an imperial charge”, of course he’s suspicious. He’s seeing the parallels between the two men and the possibility that Macduff might fall for the same mad grab for power that Macbeth did and further the cycle of violence. “Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace/ Yet grace must still look so.” Who is the greater danger here--the one sitting on the throne of Scotland, or the one approaching him in exile all alone, insisting that he’s incapable of the same temptations of power? And if Malcolm can’t trust any of the people he’s supposedly inspired... what does that say about his possible future as a ruler? What will become of him when that power is in his grasp, especially after Macbeth is dead?
Macduff and Malcolm as foils to Macbeth--the former proud and dubiously moral, the latter nervous and self-aware--are my favorite takes on these characters, and I think about it a lot.
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There really aren't any characters quite as intricately ingrained in the world of the dsmp. Not the lore. The world. As Tubbo Underscore.
Tubbo who not only builds, but creates redstone builds. Tubbo who has built not only physical structures but emotional ones- tying people together.
He is an interesting middle ground between characters like Technoblade for whom the line between C! and CC! is near indistinguishable, and Ranboo where you can almost always see the change. His character is so flexible and ever changing, but so so solid in his basics. He builds. Walls. Homes. Towns. A family.
Drug Van Tubbo and Cookie Outpost Tubbo are the same fucking Tubbo Underscore. He will build walls to protect those he loves and cares about. He has shifted the world under his feet to be at his aid. Tubbo has built tunnels connecting the things he loves.
Tommy might be the emotional connection, but Tubbo is the physical connection. One would not be the same without the other. What could Tubbo connect if Tommy did not make them mean anything. Just how quickly would the meaning be lost in time if Tubbo was not there to bolster it and cement it into the world.
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What is synesthesia and do you have it ?
Hi anon, thanks for asking lol (I'm guessing this is about this post, I definitely didn't explain anything there so good catch)
Here's the Wikipedia definition, to start:
Synesthesia (American English) or synaesthesia (British English) is a perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.
Basically, what that means is that when you see, hear, smell, etc. a certain thing, it brings up another feeling/sound/sight in your head. That's a very vague definition because it's a very broad-reaching phenomena, but here are some examples of different kinds of synesthesia:
Grapheme-color synesthesia, where when you see different written characters (letters, numbers, etc), you get the sensation of a specific color as well (usually each character has a color)
Chromesthesia, where when you hear a certain sound, you get the sensation of a color (often with people with perfect pitch, they see different keys as different colors)
Spatial sequence synesthesia, where you visualize numbers as points in space/as a map (I'd never heard of this one before so I have less of an idea of how it works)
Auditory-tactile synesthesia, where hearing a certain sound might give your skin the sensation of being touched by something
Ordinal linguistic personification, where different numbers and letters give the sensation of different personalities, similar to grapheme-color synesthesia
Mirror-touch synesthesia, where if you sees someone else be touched somewhere, you feel the same sensation in their body
Lexical-gustatory synesthesia, where different words give you the sensation of different tastes
Basically, synesthesia is just your brain making random but consistent connections between two sensations, and it's pretty much only a useful thing, not usually a problematic one. For example, I have grapheme-color synesthesia and ordinal linguistic personification, both for letters and numbers but it's much stronger for letters. It makes it kind of fun to do things like sudoku because I can look at a box and pretty quickly figure out what number is missing if there's no green, or to remember dates and years because I have the very strong color association. The reason why I brought up the question is because I'm not sure how it transfers over to learning other alphabets, and from the one person who replied to that post it seems like the only way forward is just frustration and tears, but if anyone else has opinions lmk! Maybe over time it'll reform for a new alphabet and I can go back to reading normally.
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I'm so frustrated with news media culture
This CBS article showed up in my newsfeed. I normally don't click on articles like these, but I read the headlines. My instinctive response to this headline was "what a tepid, noncommittal response from an uncaring administration." Mainly because that's the mental framework that media & social media has taught me to use.
Then I clicked the article:
What Biden actually said was that these laws are an atrocity (they are). He literally called them "Jim Crow in the 21st Century" (completely true). He made a sweeping condemnation, taking a far stronger stance than the headline implied--stronger than the media has taught me to expect. A much more accurate headline would have been "Biden condemns Georgia election laws" or "Biden calls Georgia election laws an "atrocity"".
As a progressive, I have enough complaints about the Biden administration without media companies purposely trying to mislead me with this shit. Keep in mind the vast majority of people who read the headline will not click on the article. That is just how headlines work. And this is just one of dozens of small but incredibly harmful journalistic practices. Too many U.S. media companies consistently twist words & highlight the wrong information in order to drive wedges between liberal voting blocs while unifying the far right and I am sick of it.
Always read critically, and hold your news sources accountable.
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