"The concept that black cats are an evil omen is not necessarily a native European belief. Originally it was a Celtic belief that having a black cat cross one’s path was a sign of good luck; the blessings of the old religions became the curses of the new. Cats have long been considered extremely psychic, in-tune creatures and are known for their independence, secrecy, and elusiveness. The cat’s medicine is considered to concern independence, psychic insight, wisdom of the night (and otherworlds), and deftness in grace."
― Gede Parma
Ecstatic Witchcraft: Magick, Philosophy & Trance in the Shamanic Craft
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Imagine that one day the whole world would look like this.
THE LAST OF US
That’s what happens when you mess with the spirit world
She has a way of taking things back.
Man Saves a Shark
look at that man. When the shark starts thrashing around he just lets go and calmly takes a step back and waits for it to be done. Then it’s back to work. What a badass.
OH MY GOD
SO MUCH LOVE
SAVE ALL THE THINGS
EVEN THE POINTY BITEY ONES
That is really badass. Awesome.
im so happy right now that just made my day
fun statistics for adults!
“when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself”
-Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550
-Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800
-Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45
-Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3
I know this is pointless but I couldn’t help it.
Moreso: Bayonetta was designed by a woman who openly claims the design to be a power fantasy for how she wishes to be.
Love it when this shit backfires
And this why people are not fooled
I LOVE Bayonetta but let’s not pretend she wasn’t designed for the sexual pleasure of men at all because she was, and her designer admits it.
"Mari Shimazaki, Character Designer, Platinum Games: I’m familiar with the popular witch that you describe, the old lady with green skin and riding on a broomstick. But do gamers really want to see a witch like that? Probably not. They want to see a younger, fresher, beautiful witch, and that’s what we had in mind with her current design”
"Mari Shimazaki: I’m very happy with her, I had a lot of fun in the process of designing such a sexy character. I had lots of discussions with Kamiya-san regarding what he feels is sexy from a guy’s point of view, and what he’d want from the character. [laughs]”
Again, I love Bayonetta but these are just the facts.
You know I can kind of understand that people really like Bayonetta because it is a fun game, but I usually lose my patience when these same people won’t acknowledge that their favorite game has some flaws, and in trying to defend it they make these flimsy statements like:
"A woman designed the character, so its ok for her to show off her tits."
"The character is actually a representation of powerful female characters, so that is why the big boobs are ok.”
"Female characters are different not every character is going to be black/disabled/flat chested! That is why all these characters can have big boobs."
While these are obvious exaggerations shitty excuses don’t validate problematic characters. Media does not exist in a vacuum, some person came up with the design of Bayonetta and it is important to acknowledge the fan service that is somewhat inherent in her design.
This does not make the game any worst, but to some they just cannot tolerate this aspect of the character. And quite frankly I can’t either, I usually avoid any type of game that goes down this route and if it has to happen, it is something that will just dampen my enjoyment of it overall.
Don’t just ignore the above, it may not change your enjoyment of the game but it is something to keep in mind.
“but remember that it is both possible (and even necessary) to simultaneously enjoy media while also being critical of it’s more problematic or pernicious aspects.” - Feminist Frequency
Why does everyone forget this?
People often think of fire as a destructive force, and it can be. But fire also rejuvenates the land. Many grasses have evolved root systems that survive fires so they can be renewed, and some trees and other plants have seeds that only germinate after a fire has come through. Plus fires clean out old dead wood and other debris, making it easier for fresh plant life to grow.
It’s like a picture of the tide coming in, somewhere in the Elemental Chaos.
Astronaut readjusts to life back on Earth
> Don’t give him a baby for a while.
HE GRABS THE CUP BUT THEN HE DROPS THE PEN 0.0003 SECONDS LATER
AND HE LOOKS UP AT THE CEILING INSTEAD OF AT THE GROUND WHEN HE CAN’T FIND THEM
I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING HE JUST DROPS IT
IT’S NOT FUNNY IT’S VERY LOGICAL THAT HE WOULD HAVE ADJUSTED TO LIVING LIFE WHILE HE WAS IN SPACE BECAUSE IT’S DIFFERENT FROM EARTH BUT I CAN’T FUCKING BREATHE