if you can’t beat them, dress better than them
clint will believe it when he sees it
If you message me, do not put “sorry for wasting your time” or “sorry for bothering you” at the end of your message!!! I’ve seen this way too many times. You are not a waste of my time. You are not a waste of anyone’s time. You are not a waste of time period. Please never say or think that ever again
An angsty post about cultural appropriation towards pagans
No it is not. Not even close.
Up top: The Ouija board is a board game that was invented in 1890, not a religious or cultural matter of any kind. It is so new, that it is actually currently patented by Hasbro, which is why most versions you see don’t actually say Ouija on them. The mystical history of the ouija board was pretty much invented out of whole cloth by its creators, and even if they were true, their version of events is actually cultural appropriation from the chinese, so no, there is literally nothing that a white pagan could legitimately be upset about in the use of the Ouija board in jewelry and nailart.
The five-pointed-star is a symbol that has been so widely used in history, it’s current ‘wicca’ meaning is actually the odd man out, here. Using it as a protective symbol is within it’s historical uses, and if it were in fact being misused in these images it is not being used in a way that is causing you harm.
But the biggest difference is that the pictures on the bottom? They’re part of an ongoing problem in american culture. Seeing a pagan symbol used in a way you don’t agree with may be upsetting, but native people are so marginalized and fetishized that some people believe they are imaginary. Native women suffer outrageous statistics or rape, violence, and murder. The projected lifespan of a native person is drastically shorter than that of a white person due to outside factors. Asian women in the US are seen as a fetish and ‘geisha dolls’, while the men are considered a joke. Blacks in the US are unjustly incarcerated, murdered with impunity, and suffer levels of violence and discrimination I’m only just beginning to understand.
So unless the Ouija board and Supernatural are causing genocide and rape, do not compare the two. It’s okay to be upset about something, but do not claim that misplaced anger is even close to the legitimate anger the bottom images should cause.
That rebuttal was on point
why are 12-15 year olds so obnoxious they roam in packs and they’re so loud for no reason i can’t wait for one of your moms to pick you up and carpool you all away
i gave my dog a tortilla chip ten minutes ago and she won’t fucking eat it she’s just staring at me with it in her mouth
she’s waiting for the salsa
this was designed for very young children and i am not a young child i am a 260 pound man
how did you get in there.
How did you get out
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.
an animal not wanting me petting it hurts more than any anon ever could
‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’
what if i cut off your left leg
would that make you stronger
this is a golden post