do you guys remember that one post about how men feel entitled to take up so much space and women have to deal with a lot less?
This is actually a documented thing. You always see men on the subway or tube or whatever using both armrests while women sit with their arms hunched together into their laps. That’s why I always make a point to take up at least one if not both armrests of the tube so men can be uncomfortable for once.
^ again, for all the people telling me posting this picture is complaining too much.
In my college classes (and high school too) guys were always stretching, sticking fists and elbows in my face, leaning their heads back over my desk, over my work, spreading their legs out, kicking my bag with their dirty shoes. And let’s not pretend they were in other guys’ space as much as they were in women’s.
It’s so true, this happens to me every day on the train. Same with the walking thing, women will weave out of the way whereas men just walk straight and plow down anything in their path. I always end up playing chicken with men on the sidewalk now, because I refuse to move out of their way.
I love playing chicken with dudes who hog the sidewalk. BODY CHECK! Fucking assholes.
“NOT ALL MEN ARE LIKE THIS!” FUCK OFF.
“AS A MAN, I THINK THAT…” FUCK OFF.
Men always have the same defensive bullshit to spout every time they get called out on their shit. AND IT IS BORING. They remind me of those toys where you pull a string an they have like 5 phrases they can say. Over and over and over.
same here with playing chicken, its hilarious sometimes because they get this flash of realization in their eyes that says ‘holy shit, she’s NOT going to move/??? what do????’ because THEY ARE SO USED TO EVERYONE MOVING FOR THEM
when i was younger my grandpa drew this on a piece of paper,
and he asked me how i, as the red circle, would get around the two people (black circles) if i was walking down the street.
so of course i came back with
moving out of the way for them as i walked.
he asked me if i thought men would do the same and, at the time, i did because i thought it was just common courtesy. but he told me that men would barrel straight through without giving a shit and that i should do the exact same. because i was the one walking and they were the ones in the way. so that’s exactly what i do.
i find this really fascinating because this actually what defines so-called masculine and feminine traits and gestures. the whole limp-wrist thing? that’s someone decreasing the amount of space they take up by not extending their arm fully. same with crossing one’s legs, how it’s considered more masculine to swing your shoulders when you walk creating a wider gait instead of your hips, how someone who holds their elbows tightly into their torso instead of letting them fall more loosely at their sides is considered feminine.
taking up space is not just a frequent habit of males in our culture, its actually how society thinks masculinity is supposed to be expressed.
It’s also why you can seriously freak people out if you’re a woman by sitting back in your chair and draping your arm over the backrest of the one beside it.
It’s claiming space, and more importantly, it’s powerful body language. In primates (including humans), the individual that “opens” its chest—that is, leaves it open to attack—is the most dominant of them, precisely because it shows a confidence that no one WILL attack you.
Look at someone who’s comfortable vs someone who’s uncomfortable—the uncomfortable person will inevitably cross their arms or cover their chest to in an instinct to protect the thoracic cavity.
So, when you want to look HELLA confident, open up your chest and make direct eye contact. It feels weird (for women!) at first, but it’s the fastest way to freak a dude out. They genuinely do not know what to do when a woman displays behaviour they recognize as confident.
This was interesting. Literally never thought about it before.
I feel like I’m going to get yelled at for this, but I’m a guy and I always get out of the way of other people when I’m walking down the street, no matter their size, shape, gender, sex, creed, or whatever. In college, I would accidentally bump into all sorts of people, either because I was leaning back and my hair, which is pretty long, gets on the desk behind me, or my legs kick someone’s feet, chair, or stuff. I don’t mean it, but I have really long legs and sometimes I just need to stretch them out. It isn’t because I’m trying to assert my authority or anything. I just like stretching out sometimes?
Basically I do see where this is coming from, but I don’t think this is 100% an issue of gender roles; it is of manners. Only a rude asshole won’t get out of the way of someone on purpose, regardless of gender. If you sink to the rude asshole’s level by playing “chicken” with guys, you aren’t succumbing to gender stereotypes. You’re being a considerate person.
And I say this to guys, girls, whoever.
Most of life’s issues would be solved if people everywhere just stopped being dicks to eachother.
Boss Fight: Erana Alashaan
Seeking to better protect the realm from future threats, this Flame Mage has delved into ancient lore and forgotten magicks in an attempt to gain the power necessary to prepare against the coming storm. With a team of scholars and a unit of Immortal Flames, research was proceeding smoothly. However, contact was recently lost with the outpost in Mor Dhona and individuals sent to investigate have failed to report back. Find out what has happened and try to bring her back.
The research outpost:
Delve the depths of the outpost to uncover the truth. Erana’s experiments with aether started becoming more and more extreme the further she progressed. You must fight past horrific experiments to reach her, the remaining researchers appearing to have become deranged, maniacally worshiping her image, her experiments upon her own body have changed her as well. Research notes are scattered throughout the area that give insight into what happened to the facility, they will often give clues on how to proceed and how to defeat the boss.
The Boss Fight:
Upon aggro, Erana will attack the highest enmity player with normal attacks. She will randomly attack a player with a Fire III, meaning healers will have to be careful about letting players get too low on HP. This continues until about 80% HP.
At 80% HP Erana will start casting some new types of spells for her second phase.
Triple Flare: An AoE attack that sets three large markers on the ground that need to be dodged, getting hit will deal a large amount of damage that can kill a player if coupled with a hit by Fire III.
Primeval Thunderga: A random player will be marked, causing a pool of lightning to form at their feet after 5 seconds.
Repel: Will warp to anywhere around the arena and start casting repel. Players must run towards Erana, putting as much distance between them and the edge of the arena as possible or risk being pushed off.
At 50% HP Erana’s third phase will start, which will add two more moves.
Morgue Flame: Stops and holds up her staff, creating a glowing green light. This light can be targeted and as long as it is up will cause multiple adds of Expired Subject to crawl up from the edges of the arena. The Morgue Flame must be destroyed before the party is overrun.
Feed: Erana will target a random member of the party, the player will be bound in position whilst she warps up to them with aetherial manipulation and proceed to rip the aether from their bodies. This will slowly drain the HP from the player and transfer it to Erana. At the same time a switch will unlock to summon a ball of unstable aether, which will tether to abother party member. If this ball touches anyone it will do AoE damage, but can be used to break Erana’s hold on the captured party member.
At 10% HP begins the final phase, where four Deranged Flame minions will spawn, each being a different class. If these minions are not killed before Erana dies then she will possess one of them to begin the fight anew at 25% HP.
Quotes during battle:
- "I will do what I must!"
- "I will do what is necessary!"
- "Would you try to shield the few, even as the many burned?"
- "They’re coming"
- "A shadow pulls the strings."
- "I will protect my home…home…where is home?"
- "…What was my name?"
- "I…who?…home… the task… Ascian… end… I.. who?…"
- [Upon defeat] "You naive fool…"
Upon defeat: Staggering to her feet, she lifts her arms with a taunting grin and drops over the edge of the arena, melting into the shadows below.
[In the following cutscenes after the dungeon, you might glimpse Erana hidden in the background, casually observing you.]
"Of course there aren’t any gay characters in animated movies! THEY’RE FOR KIDS!"
Yeah! Kids’ movies are supposed to be innoc-
Because telling kids that they can love whoever they want is TOO TERRIFYING AND CONFUSING. But showing them murder, execution, death, frightening images, war, and bullying is just fine.
Not to mention 101 Dalmatians where a crazy woman wanted to SKIN 99 PUPPIES
I just want to point out the hilarious irony that Paranorman is on the list of animated movies without gay characters and maybe some additional research was required?
Lucina, the prowd warrior of the royal bloodline, has just been confirmed as a new challenger in Super Smash Bros 4!!
Smash Bros. Daily Screen: Attack of the Clone
Sakurai confirmed that Lucina is mostly a clone of Marth: they share a moveset. However, the strength of Marth’s sword lies in its tip. Lucina’s sword is a little more well-rounded throughout the length of her weapon. [❤]Preorder: Smash Bros. 3DS, Fire Emblem Awakening