Little bits of semi-intelligent stuffs as seen with the mind of a non-conformist-new-age-earth-child
"Wal-Mart earned $27 billion in profit last year. They could afford to pay their bottom million workers $10,000 more a year, raise all of those people out of poverty, cost — save taxpayers billions of dollars, and still earn $17 billion in profit, right? It’s simply nuts that we have allowed this to happen. […] You know, this ridiculous idea that a worker on Wall Street who earns tens of millions of dollars a year securitizing imaginary assets or doing high-frequency trading is worth 1,000 times as much as workers who earn tens of thousands of dollars a year educating our children, growing or serving us our food, throwing themselves into harm’s away to protect our life or property, that this difference reflects the true value or intrinsic worth of these jobs is nonsense."
This was ad-libbed by the voice actor, Craig Ferguson and they chose to keep it in because they loved it. Kids won’t get it but adults will be thinking “did he just imply what I think he implied?”
And later the director confirmed it.
DeBlois revealed that, the reason Gobber never got married, is because he is homosexual. This makes him the first homosexual character of the franchise, and even DreamWorks itself.
This is the worst representation I’ve ever seen when will we actually get queer characters without having to deduce it from like 0.3 seconds of screen time and a vague hint
the worst? are we forgetting..
Shout out to Paranorman for showing people how it’s done.
Shout out to Paranorman for making it a punchline to a running gag making fun of a teenage girl! But hey, at least it’s obvious. Yeah.
ALL of these are fucking AWFUL representation.
Dragons is so vague that it winks by in a blink.
Dumbledore was never confirmed in text.
And Paranorman was ONE line at the END of the film that’s more punchline than anything, and spending 99% of your movie deliberately having you audience thinking a character is straight for you can have a “hahaha! You never would have guessed! He was gay all along!” moment at the very end is NOT the representation and visibility that the LGBTQIAP+ community needs.
All of these are PATHETIC and we deserve better.
Not to mention that they’re still all cis white men
You guys are fucking dumb. I’m sorry, I forgot that gay people were caricatures with rainbow flags shooting out of our orifices and “HEY Y’ALL IM A HOMO” emblazoned across our chest.
These movies aren’t ABOUT gay people. They’re about dragons. About ghosts. About magic. Sexuality isn’t the topic so there is literally no instance where pointing out a character’s sexuality would make any sort of contextual sense.
I agree we need more representation, but what you guys are asking for and especially WHERE you’re asking for it is idiotic. Bunch of social justice wanna be tryhards getting mad because children’s movies about mythical creatures don’t go out of their way to digress from the plot and randomly point out sexuality SMH.
lol I’m pretty sure having a character say “I’m gay” or kiss another man isn’t digressing from the plot anymore than any romantic subplot would
Paranorman did in fact make it an afterthought, a joke and us straight folks really gotta shut the fuck up about which form of LGBT representation is the best because these do in fact all suck.
The only difference in Paranorman is they actually let him say he had a boyfriend, but they didn’t even show him. We deserve better. We deserve to see his boyfriend, we deserve to have them to embrace after surviving a catastrophe. Because if he were straight we know there would have been a huge kiss between him and her and no one woulda thought twice about it
"These movies aren’t ABOUT gay people." You’re right. They’re about PEOPLE. And we deserve to be IN THEM. There are SO MANY offhand ways to mention a character’s sexuality in very clear terms that are unambiguous. We aren’t suggesting LGBTQ representation be a gross caricature that vomits rainbows, but we DO deserve representation across the board. There’s so much in movies that "digresses from the plot." Ron dating Lavender did NOTHING for the overarching plot of defeating Voldemort. Nor did Tonks and Lupin having a relationship, and all the tension between Ron and Hermione then them finally getting together at the end technically did not do anything for the plot. Nor was Harry and Cho dating relevant toward defeating Voldemort either. Did Astrid and Hiccup being romantically involved do anything for the plot? She would have acted in almost the exact same way if they were just friends, enabling the plot to be the same. Therefore their relationship is entirely unnecessary for the plot.
I see a lot of people who argue that queer representation should only exist if it “furthers the plot.” That, my friends, is a lot of bullshit. Think of it this way: how does making this character straight further the plot?
So this is a thing that happened…
Christian Day, a pagan writer and store owner, sent me this love letter after outing my account name on Facebook. Like many people who have an alias on facebook, I have a rather good reason for doing so. (I have a Meatspace stalker, who use to mail me bits of dead things, and threaten my children, because he wanted me to bear only HIS children. It was a living nightmare that I lived for over six months.) Alas… I was not very happy with Mr. Day for this, and told him so.
This screenshot shows his response.
You are not misreading that. He actually said “…if he rapes you, please call out my name while he does.”
Facebook has been less than helpful during all this… As a matter of fact, they have sided with HIM, yanking my post with this screenshot on it, and putting my account on a 24 hour hold for “Harassment.” of Mr. Day.
I have… No real game plan at this point, other than not allowing this to go unseen by the many Pagans on the web. I have had such an outpouring of support from my friends and the general pagan community on facebook that it honestly made me cry. On another note, I have had to un-relax, knowing my stalker is still out there and can find me now. But, I will not back down. This shit IS NOT OK for our so called “Pagan Leaders” to do.
Rock on my Beauties… Pass this along if you wish, repost it everywhere, and let us not allow this “Man” to have a moment peace until he answers for what he has done.
Dear followers, please reblog this. I want it to spread like wildfire. This guy is a real “Big Name Pagan” a famous published author, and he spent months bullying, harassing and threatening my godmother and her daughter over facebook. He owns a franchise shop here in New Orleans, and has systematically been trying to sow seeds of distention among local witches and their shops in order to cripple competition. He’s blatantly (racistly) disrespected our local Voodoo community on the radio saying that you shouldn’t have to go to Haiti to get initiated because it’s a “dirty place”. If you see his so-called “apology” don’t buy the hype. He is openly sexist, racist and classicist. This is not the first time he’s done something like this, he is not sorry. He needs to be held responsible for his actions.