asker

mert-and-rolf asked: One of the main reasons that so many people hate anything involving SJW or whatever is the fact that you pointlessly and unnecessarily try to find fault in things that have do such form of fault existing the whole Lucy debate is such a great example of people ragging on things THAT HAVE A COMPLETELY LOGICAL REASON for exist in the form of media in the first place, the only reason that they try to find fault in such things is so they can feel cooler than everyone else.

isanah:

seriouslystella:

isanah:

Guess I hit a nerve, huh? Guess my pointing out racism in a movie made you feel so bad you had to write me telling me how ~pointless~ and ~unnecessary~ my posts on it are, even though I’m Taiwanese-American, so I know what I’m talking about.

I might not be cooler than everyone else, but it looks like I sure am cooler than you.

Dismissed.

Wait I am genuinely having trouble comprehending this.

Are they saying that they believe there is a logical reason within the film itself for Lucy to act like she does?

Lucy is FICTIONAL. She is a character, meaning she has a creator (multiple creators in the case of a film). Guess what motivation those creators had for the logic within the film? RACISM. WHITE SUPREMACY. CONTINUING TO STOMP ON POC and going so far as to stomp on the entirety of Taiwan and its diaspora to give a white chick a platform for violence.

No matter how you try to argue that there’s a ~~reason~~ in the film for Lucy’s actions, the film and its creators are still open to critique and analysis. And when you look at it, even from a distance, the racism is pretty horrifying.

(Also, there really isn’t a lack of white female action heroes. People act like this is the first one EVER. Check out the latter half of Angelina Jolie’s career. Or how about the Resident Evil series? The Underworld series? Kill Bill? Hell, Sucker Punch counts. Most of those films were also highly problematic. LIKE LUCY).

I’m clearly gonna have to be a broken record about this and point out, again, for the umpteenth time, there’s no logic in a white expat living in Taipei shooting a local in the head for not speaking English. My friend leafstranger lived there with her family back in the 1980s, as white expats: back then she said that the community was well connected, with a translation service that would help you with cabs. Logic (ha, that word again) indicates that in 2014, when this movie takes place, things would be even better.

Also, if the asker had been smarter than Luc Besson and actually taken some time to look up Taiwanese gun control laws, they’d know that they’re much stricter in the US. Now of course, Lucy was kidnapped by a gang, so access may not be an issue. But again, Taiwan is a safe place. A shooting like that would throw the island into an uproar. It would draw attention to her. I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t want that, logically.

Finally, to come back to seriouslystella's point: Lucy is a fictional character, the film is a work of fiction, and as such, putting it out into the world makes it open for critique. Which is why I can critique it all I like, on my own blog, no matter how you boo-hoo to me about it. 

It’s 2014. We need to do away with this shit.

Seriously, you want a sci-fi movie that’s ever so logical? Watch Snowpiercer.

wetheurban:

SPOTLIGHT: Photos of Colorful Light Clouds That Are Actually WiFi Signals

In his project ‘Spirit Photographs—Wireless Spectre’, Newcastle University student Luis Hernan used long exposure photography to bring WiFi signals to life, resulting in a photo series of colorful light trails. 

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#the thing on the stairs #elementals #negotium perambulans

Filing this away under “wifi elementals” yes good.

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lonepilgrim:

docmartn:

The Dope

delays on the Northern line are getting out of hand


Clearly just waiting for the Doctor to come through and fix it.

lonepilgrim:

docmartn:

The Dope

delays on the Northern line are getting out of hand

Clearly just waiting for the Doctor to come through and fix it.

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Gallifreyan Recon: The Companion Path

asecondpulse:

zharptitsa:

asecondpulse:

zharptitsa:

Gallifreyan Recon: The Companion Path

We each have to walk away from the TARDIS eventually.

The Doctor, and the Time Lords in general, are explicitly more than we can hope to aspire to. The language of the show itself describes the Doctor the way humanity generally speaks of gods, even though we get to see the Doctor at his weakest and most recognizable moments.

The Companions, on the other hand, are the people who walk beside the…

This was a very beautiful post on a practicing path with The Doctor and those surrounding him. I enjoyed this article very very much.

On a personal note, I recently accepted mentorship with Ten, and it’s been amazing, rewarding, thrilling, but it’s also been a bit hard because he’ll tell you right out the gate, he’s not here to stay forever. If you’re on the companion path, you’re going to be left eventually. You might have cause or occasion to rejoin back up with him again at some point (such as Jack will point out), and especially, if he’s teaching you magic working with application to space and time, you’re not just on a companion path, you’re on a Time Lord (or lady!) path, and that entails a great heaping LOAD of responsibility.

Now mind you, JACK has stated that he’s here for the long haul. But I love Ten very deeply, and so it’s difficult for me to face the prospect that we’ll be separated.

Or rather HAVE been separated (Timey Wimey stuff. If I explained it would likely make your head spin). There’s a lot of heartache and pain associated with that.

But it’s worth it. Every step of the way.

Thanks for writing this, luv. <3

~Chrissey

I would definitely be interested in hearing more about a Time Lord path! That sounds really interesting. My experience has been with the Fourth and Eleventh Doctors - I picked the Sarah Jane image intentionally since she is someone who knew the Doctor in more than one face.

Honestly at this point there’s not much to tell. The path itself is more like an Astrophysics class than anything else! But still very interesting, there’s a lot of learning to be done. Although it has it’s perks. “What’s your path?” “Time Lord” XD

But in all seriousness, you touched on a very good point; and that’s, The Doctor doesn’t stick with any one single person forever. And you learn that lesson the hard way. I did. Technically I’ve only been on this road for a couple of months, and it’s right along my other pagan pathwork which is also a ‘pushing a  boulder up an icy hill’ sort. That being said, Ten pulled the old ‘remember that red bike when you were twelve years old’ sort of thing on me, but it served to illustrate a couple of points; A) demonstrating that time is non-linear, B) he doesn’t stick around forever, and C) When he does leave you, you’ll hurt. A lot. But the time you spend mentoring with him will be some of the best learning times you ever knew.

I’ve never had any experiences with any of the other doctors! Well-let me amend. I actually dreamed of Eleven before I ever watched the show itself, and the same with Jack, which is how I got into the whole thing (circa May of this year) to begin with; when I told another witchy friend who DOES work with Eleven about the dreams I was having.

So anyway; but I’d love to keep an open channel of communication with and about it with you, if that’s alright… ? Swapping ideas is always a plus in my experience! ~C

Sure! I don’t follow Tumblr a lot but I’ll be keeping an eye on your posts when I can.

Gallifreyan Recon: The Companion Path

asecondpulse:

zharptitsa:

Gallifreyan Recon: The Companion Path

We each have to walk away from the TARDIS eventually.

The Doctor, and the Time Lords in general, are explicitly more than we can hope to aspire to. The language of the show itself describes the Doctor the way humanity generally speaks of gods, even though we get to see the Doctor at his weakest and most recognizable moments.

The Companions, on the other hand, are the people who walk beside the…

This was a very beautiful post on a practicing path with The Doctor and those surrounding him. I enjoyed this article very very much.

On a personal note, I recently accepted mentorship with Ten, and it’s been amazing, rewarding, thrilling, but it’s also been a bit hard because he’ll tell you right out the gate, he’s not here to stay forever. If you’re on the companion path, you’re going to be left eventually. You might have cause or occasion to rejoin back up with him again at some point (such as Jack will point out), and especially, if he’s teaching you magic working with application to space and time, you’re not just on a companion path, you’re on a Time Lord (or lady!) path, and that entails a great heaping LOAD of responsibility.

Now mind you, JACK has stated that he’s here for the long haul. But I love Ten very deeply, and so it’s difficult for me to face the prospect that we’ll be separated.

Or rather HAVE been separated (Timey Wimey stuff. If I explained it would likely make your head spin). There’s a lot of heartache and pain associated with that.

But it’s worth it. Every step of the way.

Thanks for writing this, luv. <3

~Chrissey

I would definitely be interested in hearing more about a Time Lord path! That sounds really interesting. My experience has been with the Fourth and Eleventh Doctors - I picked the Sarah Jane image intentionally since she is someone who knew the Doctor in more than one face.

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Gallifreyan Recon: The Companion Path

Gallifreyan Recon: The Companion Path

Sarah Jane Smith walking away from the TARDIS

We each have to walk away from the TARDIS eventually.

The Doctor, and the Time Lords in general, are explicitly more than we can hope to aspire to. The language of the show itself describes the Doctor the way humanity generally speaks of gods, even though we get to see the Doctor at his weakest and most recognizable moments.

The Companions, on the other hand, are the people who walk beside the…

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To All Who Come To This Happy Place

To All Who Come To This Happy Place

Sleeping Beauty's Castle with Walt and Mickey

Sleeping Beauty’s Castle with Walt and Mickey

To all who come to this happy place; welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past…and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts that have created America…with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the…

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