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willowcrowned · 7 days ago
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look, I’m just saying that it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility for Palpatine to have made Vader attend state dinners, and it’s also not completely out of the realm of possibility for Leia to have been brought to one of those state dinners, and since both Leia and Vader are possessed of the peculiar ability to engender absolute rage in anyone that talks to them, it is in fact more than possible that they ended up in the bitchiest, most useless of staring contests at least once
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geekgirl101 · 5 days ago
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Unpopular/Maybe not so Unpopular Opinion of the Day.
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If this is true and Renner is to be believed.....
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Look. I knew this was coming. I knew this is what they were going to do. But did they HAVE TO? Kate couldn't have just been a good archer who happened to run into Hawkeye? I know its MCU and its different than the comics. But it just irks me that Kate is now going to be a Hawkeye fangirl, when no she wasn't. This was the girl that raided Avengers Mansion for weapons to fight Kang because she's a badass, even though she wasn't under any obligation to help. She was the voice of reason. She was the one who realized she could help prevent the kind of thing she went through and became a superhero. Hell, this is the girl who told off Cap and Clint for being wrong, and in Clint's case for taking bad advice and trying to be Captain America.
I miss the independent badass superhero Kate Bishop.
Fraction's Hawkeye run was ok and all. But this just feel so wrong to me. sigh
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llokilaufeyson · 5 days ago
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some people really out here defending disney, a company notorious for ripping off talent 🤡  yes, scarjo is rich af and certainly doesn't need another 50mil, but that's not the point, a breach of contract is a breach of contract
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shiiimmer · 2 years ago
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a guy just argued against socialism by saying “why would you spend years becoming a doctor to earn the same wage as everyone else?” oh idk maybe i’d like to save people’s lives?? maybe you can have genuine interest in something beyond money?? honestly what is wrong with our culture if the only motivation to get out of bed is greed? capitalism has such devastating consequences on our sense of self and our values, and honestly we don’t talk about that enough
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theanticool · 3 years ago
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Hannibal Buress paid to have his face on the mat at Invicta 28.
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jjmorelikeotp · 3 years ago
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Something I wanted to say...Leaders
I have to say this after just realizing it with some of my favourite groups...personally I am NOT a fan of any kinds of hierarchy because I think we can only survive if we finally accept equality as a common thing for everyone. Now in kpop, there is this thing with leaders I lately felt like talking about because of that... what makes leaders the best and what doesn't.
Being a leader means to guide the group, NOT to dominate it.
I'm not saying this because I want to shade or blame any other group, it's just that some give different vibes here than others. NCT for example has almost 20 members by now, but somehow, they still manage an equality.
And that is what a leader has to do - bringing balance in the individuality of members to make them a team. And this is why being a leader is so hard.
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You have to take care of every single member, every individual problem and need, every opinion. And then, you need to bring these together in ONE and balance them out to create the right vibe of the group because let's be honest here, that makes 60% (at least) of a group.
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I know not many people see this but it is also one big reason why some groups become big and others don't, no matter what talent they have. It is the energy the group creates, and it is the leader's job to guide them there.
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People don't see what thesee groups go through, we only see the outcome. A leader has to take care of all of it despite their own needs, need to solve every issue without being biased not only for the group but the company, and besides that, protect them from the wrong influences or possible scandals. They have to keep the face of the group and make it as easy as they can, no matter what.
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And through all of that, fight their own insecurities. We don't see the burden. And of course, some of them might get scared or overstressed because that's hell of a position to be in.
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You need to make it fit for everyone. And that includes the group, the fans who can be just as cruel, the management, media, and sometimes even families to please. Only one mistake you do can destroy it all for the members.
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Now imagine being in that position without any of these giving you the respect to keep you stable. Let it be immature fans, bandmates in a difficult position, contracts you signed burning your freedom away or media on your heels. This is not a job for everyone, especially not for those who try to deal with it by 'ruling' over their group and keep control. This causes imbalance, and noticed or not, you will be able to feel when the dynamics in a group change.
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Leaders are there to balance it all out, and some need to remember what it's like to hold more strings that anyone can see - and that they are still only human.
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True leaders chose the group over anything else. Fame, issues, insecurities. And that's why the group accepts them as a leader.
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I just wanted to say that because I find some of them are doing a great job.
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sippinonsouthernn · 3 years ago
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the only reason to watch Summer Olympics: Gymnastics
the only reason to watch Winter Olympics: Figure Skating
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spiritroots · 3 years ago
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Hoodoo is..
Hoodoo isn’t voodoo. Hoodoo isn’t a racist stereotype. Hoodoo isn’t the commercialization of black culture.
Hoodoo is sweetening and souring, crossing and uncrossing, 
drawing and banishing, domination, fixing, 
conjuring, candle reading, casting candle spells, jar spells, 
petition papers, hot foot tracks, war water, mojo bags, 
and nkisi bottles, but the Hoodoo itself can’t be bottled up...
Hoodoo isn’t just a certain set of magical techniques.
Hoodoo is becoming a tree whisperer, speaking to the plants, the trees, the herbs, the dirt, the roots.
Hoodoo is remembering those little traditions your auntie or your pops taught you when you were a kid, and realizing they have so much power.
Hoodoo is making do with whatever ingredients you can afford between paychecks so that you can get more paychecks.
Hoodoo is our silence when we’re listening for the whispered guidance of ancestors, spirits, or deities to teach us our path.
Hoodoo is reclaiming agency by cursing those who seek to take our power, our pride, and our self-determination away.
Hoodoo is following in the footsteps of our enslaved ancestors, in awe of their strength and in remembrance of their pain.
Hoodoo is tuning into our DNA and channeling black magic of the diaspora.
The magic isn’t just how we do it,
The magic is us.
Been having some thoughts about hoodoo talking about it with people and seeing conversations lately, felt inspired to express it poetically. If you feel differently about hoodoo, that’s okay. These are just my personal feelings on it!
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moomingitz · a year ago
what are you thoughts on the theory of the first design for movie Sonic being a publicity stunt and the new design was intended in the beginning?
I had at first considered the idea of Paramount pulling something like that. Companies and studios using decoys and red herrings, or just fucking with their audience, is something that has existed even before the internet was widely used.
However, after the news came out announcing the film would be delayed, in order to give the animators more time to change Sonic’s design in it, the theory just fell apart. There’s also the leaked prototypes of the theater cup toppers using Sonic’s old design, and the officially licensed children’s Halloween costume featuring Sonic’s old design on the packaging.
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This means the company who at least made the costumes, Rubies, had not only made the decision to base this costume off of the old design, but it’s clear they were already mass producing this costume design for retail. It’s obvious they had to sell their already existing stock of these things for Halloween, because the new design for Sonic came way too late for them to just start all over again. Why would a company investing their money in producing a tie-in product go purposely go through the trouble of designing a costume, and mass produce it, all just for a supposed red herring? In theory, Rubies would have actually been mass producing Halloween costumes using Sonic’s new design in the first place, if the old design really was just something to mislead people for a bit.
The fact alone that the movie had to be delayed, because they decided to overhaul Sonic’s design in it, debunks the theory. If Sonic’s old design really was just something to stir up controversy and was supposed to only really be used in the first trailer, then why the need to delay the film’s release in the first place? If this whole thing really was just a planned bait and switch, then the animation and CGI on Sonic’s “real” design in the movie should have already been finished and ready to go.
The studio really was just that out of touch. Like I’ve said before, this whole debacle would have more likely been avoided if they had asked for more second opinions of the original design outside of just their “Hollywood” bubble.
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macrolit · 9 months ago
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People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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imtoobiforyou · 3 years ago
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Patton is not innocent. He’s playing innocent in a way a dad would in front of his five year old kid.
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consigliere-vincenzo · 2 years ago
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Guys, that episode was amazing. I loved loved loved Arya standing up for Sansa and the whole argument scene. And that whole “I used to think you were the cleverest man alive.” Beautiful delivery. Also, that last scene with Jaime and Bran? Amazing throwback to how the first episode ended.
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whoify · 2 years ago
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me: series 11 is lacking in several departments, and while i’ve still enjoyed watching it, i have to agree that the character development has been weaker and the stories less imaginative than in previous years.
some yahoo in the comments of a bbc post: series 11 is fucking godfuckingawful trash actually and i wish everyone working on it would die and it’s literally the worst thing i’ve ever seen in my entire life. fuck liberals and fuck pc
me: series 11 is the best thing i’ve ever seen it is perfect and wonderful and all the writing is amazing and so are the actors god bless this new era of doctor who
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philosophybits · 3 years ago
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Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Bertrand Russell, The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell
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tuulikki · 6 months ago
Before you start coming for Joseph Campbell please look up cultural anthropology and realize that a recognition and the study of commonalities between cultures and stories does not negate the original value of said cultures and ideas.
Also can you explain why you believe the “men’s movement adores him”?
I think it’s healthy to question Joseph Campbell and his work but I think it’s important to recognize him within the context of his time. You sound like you are trying to smear and cancel a dead man.
Since you’re familiar with cultural anthropology, you no doubt agree that pursuing identification of cultural “commonalities” is a thorny academic goal, since it requires privileging an etic perspective to determine criteria for proposed commonality in the first place. Of course we can make comparisons, but to say “x is like y” across cultures will always carry some risk of decontextualisation, erasing what people have to say about the meaning and importance of their own myths. Deciding what other culture’s stories really meant is, ofc, Joseph Campbell’s specialty:
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The men’s movement, specifically the mythopoetic men’s movement, has latched onto Campbell in all kinds of ways. They like it when he says things like this:
What happened in Western society was that a good deal of the organized thinking with respect to sex was based on putting the woman forward. You take your hat off (or you used to, at least) in the elevator. Or when a woman comes in to the room you give your seat to her. Now the woman begins to dress like a man and the man's dress hasn't changed; it's just deteriorated and receded into the background. And where the hell are we? We have unisex barbershops. It's ridiculous because the whole energy of life depends on polarity and when you give that up all you've got left is a blob. [laughter]
It is indeed healthy to question Campbell. He, like Freud, has been very influential. Just like Freud: within the context of his time, he came up with big theories... which no one sensible nowadays should refrain from critiquing. But since his theories persist among his adherents, Campbell’s personal historical context is less important now than the critique of those persistent ideas.
When academics “cancel” a dead man, it’s called “critique.” It’s certainly not “smearing” someone, living or dead, if you say accurate things about them. Joseph Campbell is a byword for bad scholarship and no one comes for Campbell like the experts who’ve had to deal with his legacy:
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The people who do support his theory seem to be, uh... quite a rigorous group:
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Bonus antisemitism below!:
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philosophybits · a year ago
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Is it your reputation that's bothering you? But look at how soon we're all forgotten. The abyss of endless time that swallows it all. The emptiness of all those applauding hands. The people who praise us — how capricious they are, how arbitrary.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations (4.3)
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charlesoberonn · 3 years ago
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Every time I see an opinion online my reaction is one of four:
1. I agree, well, sort of, it’s more complicated than that.
2. I strongly disagree, but I get where you’re coming from.
3. Fuck you.
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terrypratchettparadise · 3 years ago
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"You should do things because they're right. Not because gods say so. They might say something different another time."
- Terry Pratchett - Small Gods
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