Anonymous asked: HI TELL ME 3 OF YOUR SEXUAL FANTASIES
i hate when men complain about women’s body hair, even like the fine hair on their backs. go fuck a shark if you wanna have sex with something hairless
you want a man with a strong jawline so you have a sturdy place to sit
(Includes some spoilers)
On Mako and Stacker’s relationship
In the beginning when Mako is introduced to Raleigh, she says “Imeji to chigau,” to Stacker, meaning “(he) is different than I thought.” When I heard her say this, I thought it was weird for her to use such informal language towards her superior. If she were actually talking to her superior, she would have said “Imeji to chigaimasu," which would be a more formal way of saying so. I thought it was a minor slip-up with the script, as not many writers look too much into the culture basics of foreign languages when writing dialogue (although towards Raleigh, she speaks formally). Later on we find out that she is actually his adoptive daughter, and I realized why she used such informal language. Although in English, she may speak to Stacker in a way of talking to her superior, in Japanese, her mother tongue, she uses an informal, friendly way of talking to Stacker, her father figure.
I love that the movie paid attention to this. I loved the little ways it became clear that he, as her adoptive dad, didn’t force her out of her native language or culture, but instead tried to adopt some of it with her, in a respectful way. He speaks Japanese with her—does she speak Japanese to anyone in this movie besides him, apart from the response to Raleigh?—he bows in greeting, etc. She’s speaking English with him when updating him as her superior about the candidate trials, but when she starts to get angry and beg for the chance he promised her, she switches to Japanese. When he’s telling her “More control” during the fight, he does it in Japanese but he calls her “Miss Mori” like a superior would. It’s this really great mix of informal family intimacy and the formality of their now professional relationship, and it shows a lot of mutual respect. These little moments revealed the closeness of their relationship, the way their family bond is intertwined with the formal rank structure, the way they’ve built a solid family of two, in really subtle ways.
It is little things like this that surprised me in a thoroughly pleasant way about the movie, and are why I really liked it a lot. I like that the movie took *time* to pay attention to these things, took time to give us little moments whose implications mean a lot for the characters, amidst the dinosaur-punching.
I really love doing this dissertation. Like, obviously it contributes towards my final grade but beyond that, I don’t even care about how it compares to the other students’. It’s so gratifying just having this piece of work that I can slam down on a table in a couple of months like, yeah. It was all my idea and my research and my editing and I’m old enough and at a point in education where I don’t think I’ll outgrow how proud of it I am.
But yeah, I just wanna ask people if they’re cool with being touched and stroke their hair if they say yes and compliment them if they say no, and tell them how beautiful they are inside and out, to keep doing what they’re doing to be such a cutie, I wanna call you all cuties, I wanna bring everyone some food that I pretend to cook but actually buy and serve as I fry some garlic and onions because it’s really convincing even if you’re serving a fruit salad. I wanna take everyone out on a friendship date. People are great. I was supposed to e-mail this assignment plan two days ago.
Like seriously, if you’re so concerned with “health”, go work on your attitude. Someone bigger than you walks by and all of a sudden you’re some gym bunny who’s qualified to comment because you wear a smaller dress size? You probably partake in all these activities that are unhealthy in their own way, but they don’t affect your outward appearance as much as diet and exercise, so you’re all good to say something here? Just stop.
See, the thing with using “health” as this defence is that you’re assuming that’s a priority for everyone. Like yeah, ideally, everyone on this planet would be as healthy as they would like, but there’s a difference between that and equating it with physicality. When you’re all, “Ew, look at them - BUT IT’S OKAY BECAUSE I’M CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR HEALTH”, what you’re basically saying is, “I care about this factor and want to project that with no thought given to whether or not they do, whether they’re doing what they can to be as happy as possible regarding it, and/or whether or not it’s any of my business”. Because it’s not. It only is if you’re being affected by it, and if you’re that close to them, you’d know there’s a way of going about it that doesn’t involve being hurtful. Not everyone has to be in fighting shape to be happy and content with who they are, and let’s be real here, if you’re the kind of little shit who equates what you consider abnormal-looking with health, you know a lot less about it than you think. No like really, how hard is it to understand that your own standards are meant for yourself. Tell me one thing an overweight person can do - regarding their body fat - that affects your life so much, it inhibits some part of its functioning. Other than being the kind of decent person who knows when to shut up and focus on themselves. And being less of a little shit. Because that’s way less healthy. That’s toxic, and it’s not just you being affected.
Things I find beyond annoying #23475219824: People bringing “health” up after some shit said about anyone’s physicality. Anyone else’s other than their own. Like you give a shit if that person you’ve never met before is healthy. You don’t bother with asking about that person’s housing situation, self-esteem, quality of friends, stress levels, general comfort, but now you wanna talk about how you’re only saying some shit because you’re “concerned about their health”. No. You saw someone you wanna be rude about and you know you can disguise it with apparently caring about their well-being.