ya hes cute…….but is he conscientious of the social inequalities and corruption in hierarchies of power that plague this world
The Mike Brown they don’t want you to see. Never forget. #nojusticenopeace #staywoke #arrestdarrenwilson
"video games would be better off without Nintendo"
…the video gaming industry wouldn’t be half of what it is now without Nintendo.
Nintendo literally saved the gaming industry’s ass on several occasions you asswipe
#SAYING NINTENDO SHOULD NINTENGO IS A NINTENDNO
YOU SAID IT, NINTENBRO
ARE YOU SERIOUSLY GONNA MAKE PUNS PLEASE NINTENDONT
IM SORRY WE DID NOT NINTEND TO MAKE YOUR LIFE DIFFICULT
WOULD ANY SANE PERSON think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”?
Part of the problem is that we’ve been victims of a campaign of systematic misdirection. Consumer culture and the capitalist mindset have taught us to substitute acts of personal consumption (or enlightenment) for organized political resistance. An Inconvenient Truth helped raise consciousness about global warming. But did you notice that all of the solutions presented had to do with personal consumption—changing light bulbs, inflating tires, driving half as much—and had nothing to do with shifting power away from corporations, or stopping the growth economy that is destroying the planet? Even if every person in the United States did everything the movie suggested, U.S. carbon emissions would fall by only 22 percent. Scientific consensus is that emissions must be reduced by at least 75 percent worldwide.
Or let’s talk water. We so often hear that the world is running out of water. People are dying from lack of water. Rivers are dewatered from lack of water. Because of this we need to take shorter showers. See the disconnect? Because I take showers, I’m responsible for drawing down aquifers? Well, no. More than 90 percent of the water used by humans is used by agriculture and industry. The remaining 10 percent is split between municipalities and actual living breathing individual humans. Collectively, municipal golf courses use as much water as municipal human beings. People (both human people and fish people) aren’t dying because the world is running out of water. They’re dying because the water is being stolen.
…Personal change doesn’t equal social change.
ow: Blanka Satora
photos by: Małgorzata Mąkosa & Cecylia Łęszczak
If you’re having a bad day here are a few baby animal pictures which surely should cheer you up! :D
Cute, but that isn’t a platypus…;; That would be a Penguin. = 3 =
To the Recon Corps Halloween Party Planing Committee:
It would seem that our Karaoke machine has a severe malfunction and will not be available during the festivities. Before you ask: Yes, I’m absolutely certain that we will not be able to fix it until then.
Please adjust the festivity plans accordingly! And thank you for your hard work!
To Private Jäger:
Next time you are tempted to think “Oh, I could sing this song better than Jean even in my Titan form!” or anything similar, you do the following:
- Take a deep breath!
- Count slowly from 20 to 1.
- And think of all the horse excrement in the stables that need scooping and all the pantry guard duty your commander can assign you to during fast.
(Includes some spoilers)
On Mako and Stacker’s relationship
In the beginning when Mako is introduced to Raleigh, she says “Imeji to chigau,” to Stacker, meaning “(he) is different than I thought.” When I heard her say this, I thought it was weird for her to use such informal language towards her superior. If she were actually talking to her superior, she would have said “Imeji to chigaimasu," which would be a more formal way of saying so. I thought it was a minor slip-up with the script, as not many writers look too much into the culture basics of foreign languages when writing dialogue (although towards Raleigh, she speaks formally). Later on we find out that she is actually his adoptive daughter, and I realized why she used such informal language. Although in English, she may speak to Stacker in a way of talking to her superior, in Japanese, her mother tongue, she uses an informal, friendly way of talking to Stacker, her father figure.
I love that the movie paid attention to this. I loved the little ways it became clear that he, as her adoptive dad, didn’t force her out of her native language or culture, but instead tried to adopt some of it with her, in a respectful way. He speaks Japanese with her—does she speak Japanese to anyone in this movie besides him, apart from the response to Raleigh?—he bows in greeting, etc. She’s speaking English with him when updating him as her superior about the candidate trials, but when she starts to get angry and beg for the chance he promised her, she switches to Japanese. When he’s telling her “More control” during the fight, he does it in Japanese but he calls her “Miss Mori” like a superior would. It’s this really great mix of informal family intimacy and the formality of their now professional relationship, and it shows a lot of mutual respect. These little moments revealed the closeness of their relationship, the way their family bond is intertwined with the formal rank structure, the way they’ve built a solid family of two, in really subtle ways.
It is little things like this that surprised me in a thoroughly pleasant way about the movie, and are why I really liked it a lot. I like that the movie took *time* to pay attention to these things, took time to give us little moments whose implications mean a lot for the characters, amidst the dinosaur-punching.
Frankly it’s a miracle that any Hollywood production paid this much attention to a foreign culture/language. Love it.