"I’m happy that the media can accept LGBT knowledge ( ≠ understanding) but the distinction between sex and gender has nothing to do with the passion of love! The economic impact of same sex marriage! And asexuals who are pushed out of love for love’s sake* also exist (me). Rather than be transcient, it’s important to continue to look at various angles." (x)
*this phrase could also have a meaning similar to “sexual love being the best form of love pushes out asexuals”.
No idea who this person is, but here is a more accurate translation:
“Apparently there’s an asexual person on TV right now and I’m really scared about it. I hope they’re not made a laughingstock or attacked by those who place a higher value on romantic love than anything else.”
“‘Incapable of love’ is such a terrible way of putting it. We love our friends and those we respect twice as much as anyone. We just lack that particular feeling known as romantic love. (I’m not watching the program, just conjecturing based on my timeline.)”
(In addition to correcting actual errors, I also changed it from “they” to “we”, since she identifies as asexual herself.)
She is Nabari no Ou mangaka. Thanks to you both for the translation!
WOW THANK YOU SO MUCH I REALLY APPRECIATE THIS and again I apologize for the terribleness of my Japanese and translation skills. .__.
Pokemon games are so much more entertaining if you pretend your character is a sarcastic, annoyed, angry sack of shit instead of an eager fresh face who WANTS to go on an adventure.
You might like the webcomic Mokepon, then.
Mokepon is about Atticus, a 14-year-old boy who gets kicked out of his house by his mom because he sits around the house all day instead of going off and ‘wanting to be the very best’ like the other kids.
Attitcus, however, doesn’t really have much interest in pokemon, and honestly doesn’t even know how the whole training thing works. As such, he kind of fails. A lot. In stupendous ways.
But as expected, he gradually starts to get the hang of things and starts to really care about Dragonthing (yeah that’s his actual name) and he kinda starts to feel bad about how shitty of a trainer he is and all that nice character development stuff.
But then most of the time he’s just lighting his cigarette’s with Dragonthing’s tail and looking mildly annoyed at everyone like the sack of shit he is.
(And of course there’s a bunch of other cute sidecharacters and a team rocket subplot, but I haven’t actually caught up with the story in a couple years hahhaa but I remember really liking it so I’ll start reading it again.)
Oh yeah, also this is a thing.
So yeah that’s my little plug for a sweet webcomic.
I just saw this picture of Peach’s black costume in the new SSB and I thought she actually looked super super cute like she’s wearing some kinda poofy-sleeved band t-shirt with super rad accessories and she’s about to rock out at a concert or something you go Peachie.
This is a map of Asia. North Americans, you may notice this map is not solely comprised of Japan, Korea, China and Thailand. People in the UK, you may notice India is not a continent. That is, if those of you who generalize entire continents can even pinpoint India on a map. Indians are Asian, gasp! And not all brown skinned people are Indian, also, gasp! There are an alarming amount of people, of all ages, from all backgrounds, who seem to be unable to process this.
I’m ethnically Asian. Since Asia is an extremely large continent, I could be from any number of countries. I am neither from India, China, Korea, Japan or Pakistan, yet not so surprisingly, I am still Asian.
Yes, there are commonalities across regions, through the conflation of cultures, colonialism, globalization, transnationalism and movement of diasporas. Sometimes these are all the same thing. Rickshaws, rice and curry can be found across the continent. But let’s not overgeneralize. You can also find Buddhists, Catholics, Muslims and Hindus across Asia. Cantonese Speaking Chinese Muslims! English Speaking Indian Jews!
No, we are not all the same. Orientalism? (Please look up Edward Said for basic concepts) No thank you.
Geography, people. It’s important.
This pops up on my dash every so often. I reblog it again, not just because I wrote it, but because nothing has changed since I first posted this.
What’s cool about Iran is that it falls in 3 different regions of Asia so depending on what part of Iran you’re in, you can kind of get culture shocked a bit. The central and western part of the country is West Asia, the north east is Central Asia, and the southeast is in South Asia.
To the folks wondering about Russia being included, I want to mention that the cultural debates and angst about that has been going on for CENTURIES. While France has been pretty fetishized all the way back from Peter the Great, there is no question that we are not Europe, even with that influence showing really obviously in historical seats of power like St. Petersburg. Nonetheless, the whole country was under control of the Mongols (The Golden Horde) from roughly 1242 to 1480, and that left an enormous Mongolian and Tatar heritage that remains to this day. The ancient Scythians are huge in the cultural imagination as well. And besides… look at the Russians who are outside the standard “Kievan Rus” phenotype (which most folks assume is how all Russians look.)
Here are three of the 30 distinct ethnic groups in Siberia alone:
Buryat grandfather, photo by Alexander Newby
Evenk children, photo by Evgenia Arbugaeva
Young Yakut couple, photographer unknown
DOnt shop at urban outfitters
they literally sold a blood-stained-looking sweatshirt with the name of a college that there was a school shooting at
they sold prescription-drug related accessories trying to make it cute
they sold a board game entitled “gettopoly” i should not have to explain why this is bad
they sold a super cissexist card with the T slur on it
they literally sold this shirt
PLEASE STOP SHOPPING AT URBAN OUTFITTERS
sex education at its finest
"so do tampons make girls feel like they’re having sex all the time?"
"How do you know when a tampon’s ready to come out? Or does it like, dissolve when it’s done?"
"Do you have to be a certain age to buy tampons?"
"Why don’t you just hold it in?" (He meant like holding in pee.)
You guys, there’s this game called pumpkin online that is currently raising funds via kickstarter. Let me explain to you why this is everything I’ve ever wanted in a video game
- MMO similar to Harvest Moon or Farmville
- Date cute NPCs of EITHER GENDER no matter WHAT GENDER YOU ARE
- Play as a non-binary person !!!!
- Play any race!!!!
- There will even be an island in the world that revolves around spoon theory and features disabled NPCs!!
The kickstarter ends in 12 days and they barely have HALF of their goal. They need all the help we can give them to make this as awesome as possible!!!
So if you have any money, please donate -> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/749023221/pumpkin-online-a-farming-dating-sim-mmoprg
Or signal boost this so we can make it happen!!
I just remembered that Sailor Jupiter’s English name is Lita.
What the fuck kind of name is Lita?
What kind of person names their kid LITA??
I am so sorry if you are reading this and your name is Lita.