@frozenmonarch
Frozen Monarch

I'm EVERYONES problem. 24. He/Him

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    Fatphobic doctors deserve to have their licenses striped away for all time, all money and assets earned during their time as a doctor repossessed, and if they get hit by a bus I may or may not be driving, so be it.

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  • Show me a study where the majority of subjects succeeded at the amount of weight loss you are suggesting.
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  • Please provide me with evidence-based medicine and the opportunity for informed consent.
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    Has anyone else noticed that as a society, we’re shamed for wanting to sleep? Sleeping in is bad, naps are only okay if they’re 20 minutes, you cant be tired unless you’re a , so on and so forth.

    I mean, I think we all need to spread our blankets out, cuddle a pillow, and go to sleep. Everyone needs more of it, fuck this “it’s not productive” nonsense. It’s okay to sleep, it’s okay to want to sleep. You’re not lazy because of it.

    when you’re well rested, you’re more of a threat

    not to be depressing on main but i feel like so much of my youth was undermined by anxiety and crippling introversion and an inferiority complex

    like i know objectively i had some great times and a memorable childhood but everything is tinged with a vague sense of loss & melancholy... i was so stuck in my own head all the time that i could never really appreciate the moment as it was. not to mention my profound aversion to being seen undercut everything

    My conversations with children

    <>Okay as a fifth year education major in a wheelchair who is constantly around very curious kids and very paranoid parents, this is single-handedly the greatest video I have ever seen!

    yuleagin-nova

    A gentle reminder that accepting disabled people doesn’t mean ignoring their disabilities.

    “That happens sometimes.”

    that’s what I’m always saying: kids, especially young kids, don’t need every detail explained to them. generally speaking, they will accept what a trusted adult tells them. so if you tell them “yeah, sometimes, people lose their legs”, they will just accept that. I mean, they accept a woman with wings breaking into their room while they sleep to buy their teeth from them, but somehow, parents think “yeah, people that are different from you exist” is too much of a concept for them to grasp

    kids don’t need every detail but some kids might need more detail so they don’t think the leg will just fall off

    atla really did have a whole episode about how the desecration of the air nomads’ sacred temples was actually good and cool and aang was being mean by not wanting people to destroy the remnants of his people’s culture after a genocide. like they wrote that and thought it was a good idea

    obviously the episode doesn’t directly say that aang was wrong to be offended but i think these quotes give a pretty clear indication of the moral arc of the episode:

  • “This place is unbelievable.” “Yeah, it’s great, isn’t it?” “No, just unbelievable.” “Aang used to come here a long time ago. I think he’s a little shocked i<>t’s so... different.” “So better!” “This is supposed to be the history of my people.”
  • “This is a sacred temple! You can’t treat it this way! I’ve seen it when the monks were here! I know what it’s supposed to be like!”
  • “We’re just in the process<> of improving upon what’s already here. And after all, isn’t that what nature does?” “Nature knows where to stop.” “I suppose that’s t<>rue. Unfortunately, progress has a way of getting away from us.”
  • “Even though Teo’s not an airbender, he really does have the spirit of one! I’ve been thinking. If you want to see what’s in that room, I’d be happy to open the door for you.”
  • “You know what? I’m really glad you guys all live here now. I realized, it’s like the hermit crab. Maybe you weren’t born here, but yo<>u found this empty shell and made it your home.”
  • throughout the episode, the changes the refugees have made are repeatedly referred to as positive improvements, and this is never refuted. the fundamental idea that this is a better version of the air temple is never challenged. i would argue that it’s instead affirmed by the end of the episode, where aang is clearly in the wrong. 

    aang is the only one who has to change his mind, who has to make the decision to accept this as a positive shift. none of the refugees are ever made to feel guilty or regretful over what they’ve done to aang’s culture. they do not have to question why they felt entitled to make changes to this space. they do not have to reckon in any way with how they’ve harmed aang. the only character who is criticized is the mechanist, and that’s solely for the weapons manufacturing. his other actions go unchallenged by anyone outside of aang—who, again, accepts it in the end.

    the fact that the refugees thought there were no air nomads left doesn’t change that what they did was wrong. they clearly knew what was done to the air nomads and that the temple was one of the last remaining vestiges of their culture, and they still chose to destroy sacred cultural artifacts. they quite literally erased the history of aang’s people, a people who will never be able to tell their own history again. they did irreparable harm to aang’s culture and the episode framed them as in the right. it’s bad and insensitive writing.

    Frank Olson gassed a New York City subway car in November of 1950 with an aerosol version of LSD while working on a CIA mind control program, leading to some 250 people going to the hospital, 32 being forcibly committed to mental health asylums, and the deaths of 4 more. In the end, Frank Olson himself died when his co workers killed him by injecting him with massive amounts of LSD, leading to then president Gerald Ford to pay his wife $750,000 for his wrongful death.

    This is not a hoax, this is not a joke, this is not a conspiracy theory. You can read about this in a declassified FBI report from the Baltimore field office dated Aug. 25, 1950 or in the Rockefeller Commission Report on the subject. Like, our government just does this sort of shit to it’s people on a fairly regular basis.

    The US government’s self admitted crimes against it’s own and foreign citizens is more horrific than most conspiracies

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