To those who don’t understand the difference between DC and Marvel,
tumblr: “Someone just favourited a post of yours from like six months ago that you totally forgot about.”
Me: “Ahahahah! I’m the funniest person alive!”
sansael asked: How IN HELL did you connect Inferno and Smowpiercer?! I never though of that! I though of the film as a prime example of human degradation, of a rift between poor and rich, of the world hyperbolized. But now your comparison makes realise how actually there' a lot of similar with Inferno. I need to reread it, dammit.
I’m so happy you asked! It is absolutely about al those themes you listed, but I really do believe there is at least a structural influence in Snowpiercer that comes from Dante’s Inferno.
Dante’s Inferno begins with the following line in Canto I:
Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
mi ritrovai per una selva oscura,
ché la diritta via era smarrita.
It roughly translates to (my direct translation but there’s plenty of others out there):
In the center of the walk of our lives
I found myself in a dark forest
where the direct path was hidden.
There were two reasons this line came to mind in Snowpiercer. When Curtis says he’s not a train baby, that he was 17 when he boarded and it has been 17 years since, it introduced the idea of a man at the center of his life. In a way he’s at the center of his theoretical life(span) now, but he first entered the Hell at the literal center of his life so far and that was the year that changed him.
The layout of the train actually bears a startling resemblance to the linear path that Dante takes through Hell as well. The highest layers of Hell, starting with Limbo and Level 1, are the most populated because they contain the minor crimes but also all those who were died before Christ and therefore could not be saved. The earliest levels of Hell are the ones based on crimes of passion or ignorance, not pre-meditated crimes which carry a higher penalty. They are places of chaos.
Great read. Spoilers galore.
remove gender markers from government ID
There are good arguments for alternate terms, but one thing I like about LGBTQIAP+ is all the letters. Because so many groups have to deal with erasure, having the letters there compels people to find out what they all stand for. That prompt is important for the groups that deal with erasure.
Anonymous asked: hey fyi! 'MOGAI' (Marginalized Orientations, Gender identities, A[sexual, gender, romantic] and Intersex) is the prefffered term rather than LGBT(QIAP). It's more enclusive and shorter plus it doubles as an adjective!! it was coined by cisphobeofficial, who is a really cool person!!!
Interesting. I’ve been identifying with LGBTQIAP+ and I rather like it, though I’ve heard arguments for and against it’s use. I haven’t heard of any one preferred term being settled on, however. Can anyone share some of the specific reasons why this term is preferable?
Reblog if it is 104% okay to come to your ask and just say ‘Hi can we be friends’ and then start asking you random questions.
Anonymous asked: Just wanted to let you know you're wonderful.
Nawwww. Thanks, anonymous person.
YouTube comments aren’t “just the Internet.” They’re not the product of a group of otherwise nice guys who suddenly become evil when they wear a veil of anonymity. YouTube comments are actually a nightmarish glimpse into the sexist attitudes that define the fabric of our own existence in the “real world,” a world that, like YouTube, is owned and dominated by men. The most terrifying gift that the Internet has given us is that it’s shown us how men honestly perceive the world: as a place where women exist exclusively for their sexual pleasure.
In the wake of VidCon, and as more and more women start speaking up about the harassment they face online, it’s time to start realizing that our narrative of progress is deeply flawed. Things aren’t getting better for women on the Internet; they’re deteriorating and ignoring the problem amounts to being complicit in it.— "For women on the Internet, it doesn’t get better" by Samantha Allen (via femfreq)