totemeye

    Same here in Edinburgh:

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    Maybe we don’t have Kind Midas’s touch, but with enough love we turn things to gold

    sov-ja

    this good boy in moscow metro is believed to bring good luck to students

    fovarosiblog

    Statue of Hadik in the Castle District of Budapest, Hungary:

    surprisebitch

    i didnt expect this post to get worse

    ✨Please Help Alfred ✨

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    Hi everyone, not an art update but a friend update. My friend Alfred Coleman, who you may know better as PaperboxHouse, (who you may know better as the “Eggman Announcement” guy) is in serious trouble. 

    In the past month I’ve taken him to the ER three times. He’s been suffering from serious stomach pain and anxiety, and he hasn’t been able to keep down a full meal in almost a month. He’s suffering from malnutrition, and he hasn’t been able to take care of himself. Yesterday morning I picked him up from endoscopy surgery, and the hospital discharged him when he was obviously still unwell. He was too weak to walk, and couldn’t even get back in his apartment. I took him to a different hospital to hopefully receive better treatment.

    While in the emergency room, I was able to set up a ko-fi page for him to help pay for any medical expenses. This new hospital has already been treating him much better so far, and he finally is being monitored overnight instead of being dismissed like he has been in the past. My only worry is that he would be unable to afford his new treatment, and that’s where you guys come in. 

    Through some miracle, we’ve already been able to raise over $47,000. That is insane. But it only proves how much he is well-loved, and what he means to the artist’s community. Alfred is one of my dearest, oldest friends, and if you could help with this cause, whether it’s through donation, or just sharing this post, it would mean the world to me. I’ve been keeping updates on the situation on the ko-fi page, with more minute to minute updates on my twitter. Thank you all for your support. 

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    Link to the ko-fi page

    xphilosoraptorx

    I’m not crying, you’re crying

    mayflowers07

    IN👏THIS👏HOUSE👏WE👏LOVE👏JAMESON👏

    that-one-guy-that-one-time

    Friendly Neighborhood Reminder that J. Jonah Jameson hates superheroes because his foster father was a US Army Veteran, who was decorated as a hero, but also regularly abused both J.J. and his mother. That convinced Jameson that “No one’s a hero every day of the week.”

    firebirdeternal

    Honestly, J. Jonah Jameson is only wrong within the context of the fiction that we’re reading. We, the audience, know that Spider-Man is a hero, and that we can trust him to do the right thing pretty much all the time. That’s one of the fundamental principles of the story, so it makes sense for JJ’s attitudes to be something we Disagree With as readers, because we know he’s Wrong.

    But from his perspective, without the extra context we have, he’s 100% in the right to be distrustful of a masked person enforcing vigilante justice with extrajudicial violence. He’s the Lone Voice of Reason asking “Who is responsible for the damage this person causes, what oversight do we have over how they engage in violence, what recourse do we have if these powerful people decide something is Justice that we the people don’t agree with”

    akhmenos

    (I would accept JJJ’s distrust of Spidey much more if he was similarly distrustful of police. For exactly the same reasons.)

    wombatking

    While they’ve never gone to that extent, he is frequently shown as massively distrustful of politicians and openly hostile to bigots and supremacists of any stripe.

    ironbloodaika

    It doesn’t come up as much but he’s a big advocate of human rights and has regularly printed stories in favor of groups who are going through some hard times, be it real groups or the mutants who are the regular punching bag of the Marvel universe. He’s also not a fan of ANYONE who abuses power regardless of whatever their office is. He’d rip Nick Fury a new one all over the front page if he found out some of the more terrible things he did that’s kept classified.

    demet3r

    So Nazis.

    Here’s the thing that I don’t get.

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    Indiana Jones. Great character, hates Nazis. Punches and kills his way through them. Still loved by all. 

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    Everyone loves Batman! Doesn’t like Nazis. 

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    Wonder Woman, showing people how it’s done. 

    Even the villains don’t tolerate Nazis! 

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    Like, the Joker is seen as one of the most notorious villains in the DC-verse, and he just is about to beat the shit out of the Red Skull. 

    More examples: 

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    And just the sheer amount of times Captain America, literally a character to signify the freedom of the US of fucking A, has punched Nazis is bordering the line of excessive. 

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    So all of this media ranging from different decades and companies have all endorsed Nazi punching. However, as soon as this happens:

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    Everyone loses their shit! “Violence begets violence!” “That isn’t the way to do it” “How dare he attack that man!” “Don’t put out fire with fire!” “You’re just as bad as them if you’re violent!” 

    But here’s the thing. It interrupts their platform. It shows that they are not invincible. It shows that they are not protected. It shows that they are going to be held accountable for their spouts of hate disguised as freedom of speech. It shows that there are consequences for their words. 

    I’m not saying that I’m going to seek out Nazis just to punch them, but I’m not going to stop anyone who’s doing it either. 

    Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? Either way, we should be punching more Nazis. 

    one-for-all-plus-ultra

    and remember kids the most important lesson of all