NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY
This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.
can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal
Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode?
It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.
Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.
Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.
Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.
Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.
The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.
The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.
when will my reflection show
who I am
so ig we really have regressed back to the more racist eras.
hi i’m the person in the picture. i realize this looks pretty bad but let me explain what is actually happening in the picture above. my friend who posted this took the picture as i was painting myself to cosplay the wendigo from hannibal.
here’s what the character from the show looks like (minus the flower crown)
and here’s a photo of the finished cosplay (the one in the middle)
i just wanted to make this clear because i can understand how the original photo can be misinterpreted.
i love to watch people on this website get up on their soapbox, just to be kicked the fuck off because they’re prematurely bitching about something.
the sun, the stars, the moon
ahh! sorry i was gone for a long time! i don’t even have a good excuse !!
i was renovating my apartment… then i got caught up trying to buy the perfect things to decorate my newly renovated apartment, then it was 4 month later and i hadn’t drawn a thing…
Another dose of Dr. Gabor Maté from Zeitgeist: Moving Forward.
If human nature was truly as barbarous and evil and vicious as people claim, our species would never have created communities and language and societies, and we’d be grunting unclothed creatures living in mud and filth. If every individual person outside of our lone selves is “the other”, than there’s no reason to trust or communicate. Society and community and language all developed due to a need in human nature for connection and sharing. They are the result of the need for mutual growth and benefit, not war and individual profit.
You simply have to look at the responses of people to stories of atrocity and violence compared to “random acts of kindness”. Sure, people will be captivated and interested in horrible news, but they’ll also be reviled, whereas stories of people doing good give comfort and inspiration.
Details may be more or less interesting, but let’s keep it simple: humans are neither one or the other, we have the capacity to be both good and evil and sometimes even simultaneously. The “what nature is human nature” debate has been going on FOR AGES (literally, thousands of years). Are we naturally good? Naturally evil? Naturally good but corrupted later on? Naturally evil but capable of reform? An empty vessel that can be filled with good or evil? Born with both but with a tendency towards one instead of the other? (spoiler alert, the latter makes more sense)
I’ve learnt that when you focus on one side, you tend to forget the other. Saying humans are “naturally good” might lead to neglecting the ugly side of us and that comes with terrible consequences. Of course, the other way isn’t much healthier either.
Cats play with their prey. For fun. There’s no natural need for it, they could just hunt, kill and eat, but they play with the prey before the final blow. And they do it because it amuses them. Without use of reason on their part, we can’t say they’re being evil when they smash a mouse against a wall over and over again. But they do it anyways.
If human nature were to be solely determined based on what basic needs are met or not, and if we’re gonna attach some moral value to the end results of that, we’d be making a mistake. The cat smashes the mouse against the wall repeatedly before finally killing it, doing something we may deem “wrong” even when their basic need of eating is in the process is being satisfied. Humans can be and often are cruel naturally. Usually to assert dominance. Cruelty of one group over another when trying to get food or any resources was nothing strange or uncommon, in some places it was even the norm. Humans were violent to others in order to meet their basic needs. There was never a utopia, there’s no ancient lost society where everyone was good to one another and everyone got along peacefully.
Even if we were to reach such a state of social development, someone somewhere at some point would start acting against it. Because it’s in our nature to be both things. Denying one aspect only feeds it and makes it larger, like steam in a pot, you can’t keep it in for too long. Force yourself to be good all the time and eventually you’ll want to murder someone. Force yourself to be evil all the time and eventually you’ll despair to do an act of kindness.
We can be good but we can also be bad, the worst this world has ever seen, because is not merely a matter of needs met or not, it’s a matter of reason and will and how we use it. Some people do bad things because they derive some pleasure from it, even if they were well fed, clothed, and loved in their lives. Creatures without reason live by instinct. In humans, reason has taken over, we are no longer basic animals with basic needs, we are extremely complex and rich in our potential to do and be anything.
So we can waste many thousand years more debating on what nature is human nature, without finding a satisfying answer. There is no “distortion” of human nature, but rather a distortion in our understanding of what it is supposed to be like. People is not evil because they don’t get enough food, if that were the case, kings and emperors that invaded and massacred for greed alone must have been starving in secret.
It’s naive at best to assume human interdependence stem from nothing but good will and harmless intentions of selfless cooperation. The “other” is not just an individual outside of our selves, but also another group, another tribe or clan, or people or nation. Individualism is a recent concept, so if anyone has any hopes of understanding human nature, you gotta go back in time. Humans formed groups for the sake of survival. I by myself wouldn’t be able to live in the hostile nature, i need help. So i join others and we assist each other for our own sake. In time, bonds and relations develop and i identify myself with the group. The group belongs to me as much as i belong to the group. So far, so good. But then another group shows up, with different settings, different needs and resources and means. They may have something we need, or the other way around. One side might refuse to give it up. Agreements or treaties can be done, or war may ensue, and whoever wins gets all. That’s how we developed into communities and developed the means necessary to make them work. Not for the sake of goodness, but for the sake of survival, of the group and ultimately of the individual.
If you want to see how good we are, look at art. That’s gotta be the most selfless useless thing we’ve ever developed. Things we do because we please, because the result pleases us, not because we need it to live but because we just fucking want to. Why carving beautiful designs on swords or armor, why make tools for war pretty? Because we like pretty. Art is an expression of the human soul, and like humans themselves, it can be beautiful or terribly grotesque.
I think focusing so much on the good aspect of our nature does us a disservice. We need to be aware of all the wrong and harm we’re capable of doing. Denying we’re capable of the ugly and casting it as far away from us as possible cuts us in half. We don’t know what human nature is supposed to be like because we refuse to know ourselves as a whole, because we refuse to look at the whole picture, because we like pretty and good is pretty, so we avoid that wich we would rather wasn’t a part of us. Nobody wants to admit they’re ugly too. But we can’t work to make it better if we neglect it, if we pretend it isn’t there or shouldn’t be there. It IS there and won’t go away.
tl;dr: Humans are capable of good AND evil, there’s no side on top of the other, we’ve got potential for each equally. Also, i write an awful lot on this in part because i’m tired of people wasting time and energy on picking sides. There are no sides to pick, both aspects make you, deal with it guys. Just. Deal with it already, i think it’s about damn time we do.
I love that at the end of each volume of No. 6 there’s a little thing about the seiyuus doing their thing. I especially love getting to see Yuki Kaji as a manga character.
LOOK HOW ADORABLE MY PRECIOUS BABY IS
he seems like he’s actually quite a lot like Shion in many ways and I love that about him. Shion is definitely one of my favourite roles of his— up there with Alibaba!
I wanted to do a brief lipsync test with Anny while I finalized the script so I used some video game voice acting for now.
I’m currently In the process of recruiting voice actors for the film. I can’t wait to get voice talent for Anny. :)
Oh m’gaw, lookit!
"It was very important to give this to Mako and to have her say "for my family", but it’s not only the family that she lost in that memory. I made the conscious decision not to show the family destroyed in the memory because all the family that she’s formed now, the russians that died, the chinese that died is her family, the human family that we see slaughtered in the movie everytime a Kaiju appears." -Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim Director’s Commentary