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Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)
You can see, and you can hear, but from inside the tomb of your mind. No breath will escape your lips, no tears your eyes. To the world, you are dead. And soon, even your precious father will forget… you were ever alive. But you, my dear, you will have all eternity… to remember.
"Elmo is with his good friend, Lupita. They are talking about all the great things about their skin. For example, Elmo’s skin just happens to be very ticklish. Lupita’s skin happens to be a beautiful brown color. Skin can come in all different shades and colors. Isn’t skin just the best? However, ticklish or smooth or black or brown or white or tan, be sure to love the skin you are in."
I love this. I LOVE THIS. I love this. Children need to see this. Adults need to see this.
A MILLION POINTS TO SESAME STREET
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“They called her witch because she knew how to heal herself.”— Here We Are, Reflections of A God Gone Mad (2nd edition)
I’m not sure why you felt the need to go anon. But this is kinda old anyway so chances are you won’t see this. But from my point of view, my point in life the Qun and the Qunari sounds like a great idea. I’m struggling with depression that I’ve had since I was about 13. It was only recognised and acknowledged about a year ago. I’m 18. I’ve got no idea what or where I want my life to go. I get as far as ‘I want to play video games and be left alone on some magical monetary system.
Being assessed and told that this one thing. Is the thing I’m best suited for, and then providing I go out and do my thing, I’m fine. I have food and shelter and I get taken care of. I can have friends and a life and it’s that simple.
That’s freeing and such a fucking relief for someone who’s crippled by not caring and being so fucking worried they’re going to end up being a bane on their family or homeless because they’re aware enough to know what they want won’t work.
I didn’t say it’s a perfect fucking system. The total absence of racism and the fucking wide spread poverty all throughout Thedas though. That’s pretty fucking great. Where’s this magical nation you’re thinking everyone should live in where they’re free, fed and fairly treated? Cause fucked if I know where. And you know what. I’m saying that the system gets shit right in terms of what it does for me or could if it existed. So yeah. anon. If I knew who you were I might try and be nicer but as you effectively stood in front of me with a paper bag over your head I’m short and snappy.
And you know what? Fuck you for trying to shame me about this on fucking anon.
Wow, anon really doesn’t have a clue. (Yes, I’m sticking my head in on this one because it’s an important issue for me, also.)
» the subjugation of women into exclusively homemaking or religious roles
Let’s see. Per Sten, women are priests, artisans, shopkeepers or farmers; they produce what society needs to survive. The scope of ‘artisans' is pretty broad: their materials could range from clay and paints to steel and fire. One part of the triumvirate (the Arigena, heading the mind of the Qunari) is always a woman. Women in the military seems to be a common sticking point, so here: there's been word from the writers that women are in the military, working in supply and administration. Women soldiers are exceedingly rare, but they potentially exist.
Honestly I think if you told a Qunari woman—at peace with the world, secure in her place and serving society to the best of her abilities—that she was being subjugated into her role, she’d laugh you off the island.
» complete abolition of ambition and free will
Sten didn’t start, 12 years old, as Sten. He fought (…pun not intended) his way into the rank he held when we first meet him, and obviously distinguished himself enough to reach the rank of Arishok by the time
Alistair’s DadquestThose Who Speak rolls round. It’s not a matter of just doing the same things to the same prescribed standard. It’s doing your thing the ways you can best do the thing, and if you reach standards that merit it, promotion. A bit like real life that way, isn’t it?
I don’t know how many times we have to bang on this, but the Qun is, right from the beginning, about choice. The choice to do right, to minimise suffering, to make your society strong. Choices lead to actions and actions have their…I’m not going to say consequences, they have their results. So if you choose to pack up and run from the Qun, if you can run fast enough and far enough that you can’t be caught, good on you. (Good job, papa and mama Adaar.) If you pack up and run from the Qun, then turn right round and start attacking non-military citizens of your old city - possibly your former brothers and sisters - you’ve chosen to put yourself in the sights of the army, and well, one assumes you have the strength to prepare to face what comes of that.
» imperialist nation-conquering Might-makes-Right philosophy
I assume you make the same complaints about old Tevinter. Or maybe the Chantry, for the Third Exalted March and its effects on Rivain.
» use of poison to destroy…until their body gives out
See the above thing about choice, and also…even viddath-bas are still Qunari. Even as ~slaves, their welfare must be taken care of. If the Qun does not discard its old warriors, but has them serve in the capacities where they can (and has the tamassrans care for them), what makes you think that they would use and abuse their other forces of labour?
The Qun’s not perfect. It certainly has its caveats. But in the eyes of some Qunatics, it’s a pretty good improvement on what the rest of Thedosian society has to offer.