Also, I don’t feel the inclusion of magic in Brave means that the team needs to throw away historical accuracy. The historical accuracy is meant to set you up and immerse you, not to tell the tale of medieval Scotland. The magic is plot, not setting.
And regardless it doesn’t mean they can just run around and break the confines of the setting outside of that added element.
An honest question about some controversy with Brave
Why does Brave need diversity?
Let me do you a favor and set aside for a moment the whole fuss about historical accuracy.
What could Brave have done, and why does it necessarily need a diverse cast?
I’ve begun an internet argument with someone over this, and between that and things I’ve read it feels like everything needs tokens just because.
I don’t think diversity is a bad thing. I don’t think diversity should be swept under the rug and ignored.
Know that if you try to fight that point, you’ve lost.
But why do we have to fill a quota? Does every work need diversity?
you know what would be dumb, useless, difficult, and rock so hard?
a dionysus skin/tat/accessory/whathaveyou
you know, for the hell of it, if someone could rip me a model or texture of dionysus this would be a thing
like if someone gives me what i need to do it then i will, no exceptions
Gender identity is a cause that’s very important to me.
People who do not identify as their biological gender (non-cis) struggle everyday between their own search for self and the social pressures they face from friends, peers, family, media, and perhaps even themselves.
We don’t live in a tolerant society yet, but we should work to achieve one.
But it’s not a crime to use the wrong pronoun for someone because you don’t know better. Even if you just forget, that’s okay.
It’s usually not a good thing to do so consciously, because then there’s probably some offensive ulterior motive.
But for many people, it’s just an honest mistake. Not everyone is informed about gender issues. Not everyone knows that some people prefer to be called “she” even if they appear to be a man, and even fewer know the plethora of third-gender pronouns. And nobody, not one person, is going to know before they are told what you identify as.
We cannot punish people for harmless details that they were raised to believe is standard. We need to educate. Nobody is a bad person just because they don’t know something, and the world is not going to change by yelling at people because they’re not psychic.
Before we can live in a world where people actively respect all gender identities, we need to make a world where people even understand them.
It’s not going to be easy. We’re still untying the ancient knot that separates the binary genders. It’ll take a long time to reach a society that is informed and tolerant of genderqueer persons, but we can do it one day through peace and patience.
We don’t have to shut up, we just have to be reasonable.
Also, and I’ve probably said this before
I really don’t like at all the way that people seem to just hate people who oppose homosexuality.
The thing is that though in our eyes what they believe in wrong and they’re bigoted, in their eyes the same goes for us.
Do I think that opposition to homosexuality is right? No. But people oppose it because it’s what they feel is the right thing to do, and I support it because I think that’s the right thing to do. For the most part, on both sides, people just want the best and to do what’s right. (Although some don’t, and many fail to be ethical in their activism)
I just think that everyone needs to take a step back and realize that the other side may be just as well-intended and is probably a human being just like you. People do exist whose beliefs oppose yours, and though their beliefs may be bad, they are not necessarily bad. There are good and bad points to all sides of most controversial issues, otherwise there would be no question on which is right.
Plus, we need to stop focusing on how horrible the other side is. Seriously, if them calling you things like immoral or disgusting isn’t going to dissuade you, it won’t dissuade them either.
Really, this goes with almost all issues.
Homosexuality, though, is the one that I see a lot of bashing with (ESPECIALLY on Tumblr) and really I’m sick of it.
I have an idea
Why don’t we just
I don’t think having a strong female character is a big fucking deal. You have a character who can stand up for themselves and they happen to be a girl. Okay. That’s cool. It doesn’t automatically make them a cool character. It doesn’t automatically make them an amazing lead. Sure, it’s a good thing for there to be these role models and mold-breakers, but it’s just as important to have characters who fit those kinds of molds, too.
There’s all types of people out there, boy, girl, third gender, whathaveyou. I don’t see why people rave so much about having these special, societal-standard-breaking characters. Yeah, they’re cool, but it doesn’t make them any better than their counterpart who happens to have traits that better fit the “norm”.
Honestly, and I think I’ve said it before, it scares me to death that one day if I ever publish a work, people will pick it apart and try to find some kind of undertones that I don’t really mean just because a character happens to be of a certain gender, race, religion, etc. and exhibits a negative trait.
maybe it’s just my own shit luck, but I’ve noticed that a lot of, not all, public social media roleplayers tend to…decline.
Like some of the roleplayers I see on Facebook and Twitter tend to almost become personal accounts. I mean, I don’t mind roleplayers interacting OOC (I actually kind of love it), but sometimes it feels like a lot of roleplayers who are apparently quite popular turn their characters into a mouthpiece for themselves and/or just make them generally OOC to function almost as a personal account, or otherwise in a way that they would not act and to a very significant, noticeable point. Where sometimes I can’t even really see the character.
It really gets on my nerves because I see a lot of this lately and everyone seems to accept it for some reason.
I do honestly think that Nick should sort of return to their old channel format, or at least take inspiration from it. Like, their 90’s/Early 2000’s channel style had some sense of individuality and the channel itself was interesting, not just the shows.
Maybe I need to pay more attention but it seems like it’s really just commercials and shows, where they used to have in-between segments.
I mean yeah air some of the old shows again, which they have been doing, but I really do miss those extra segments. The closest thing I’ve seen them have now is people advertising shows on the channel.
I don’t wanna be some dumb 90’s Kiddddddd but
For the last three days of Health we’ve had a speaker come in for a short “Media Literacy” course.
In Media Lit, we critically analyzed things like advertisments, television shows, and magazine covers to unveil what kind of messages they send and talk about the standards of our society, like gender roles.
It was worse than it sounds.
But today, my classmates worried me.
We were supposed to analyze the covers of Women’s Health and Men’s Health.
These are not Health magazines but instead thinly disguised bootleg Kama Sutras.
Everyone in the class saw that.
But the thing that scared me was that everyone approached it with what I felt was the wrong attitude.
I felt more like they were criticizing the magazines for promoting self-improvement instead of being yourself.
I don’t want to defend these magazines. I will agree that they seem to be over the top, encouraging you to be thinner no matter what size you are and telling you to get healthy so you can get laid.
But people didn’t emphasize that.
They seemed to place the focus upon the general concept of self-improvement, which is not the same as criticizing these magazines for their ulterior motivations.
It was all about “You don’t need any of this you’re fine the way you are!” and less “This is all clearly sexualized bullshit that has a negative impact on us instead of helping us!”
The fact is that being unhealthy is not healthy. If you need to get in shape, you need to get in shape. You as a person are fine and you’re not any less than anyone elseas a person. But that doesn’t mean you should permit yourself to do damage to yourself. It’s not that you’re bad, you just can be better. And there’s nothing wrong with that because if nobody’s perfect, why is it so bad to strive for a better you?
It also bothered me the way one group approached their issue’s advocacy of anti-depressents. They pretty much said “there’s better ways to get over depression than taking medicine like go do something”.
That’s a fine approach in regards to sadness. But for depression, that can be dangerous advice because it may not be so simple. Some people truly need medication. Depression is not just about feeling sad. It’s about lack of energy, lack of motivation, not enjoying life or even the things you love. It’s not something you simply get over by talking a stroll around the block. Whether you believe in using anti-depressents or not, just saying “go do something fun and get over it” is extremely uneffective.
Maybe I’m wrong or maybe they were just bullshitting to please the speaker or something but it scares me the way some of my classmates handled the assignment.