As a Muslim, I’m sick of people asking me how I feel about 9/11. What do you want me to say, seriously? Do you want me to say, “It was a great plan, mwahahaha!” before I fly off on a magic carpet?
I was born and raised in this country and was just as shocked as everyone else to learn there were people on this earth so vile as to commit such a horrific attack - or to even think about doing it.
But I didn’t do it. Neither did 99.999999999 percent of the roughly 1.5 billion people in the world who also call themselves Muslims. So why should I or any other Muslim apologize for what happened? Nickleback is planning on releasing another album. Should I ask white people to apologize for that?
Men who can’t cook, clean, or even do their own laundry are not “cute” and “in need of a woman to care for them”. They are spoiled brats so dependent on gender roles that they never bothered to learn the minimal skills to take care of themselves.
“In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.”—
Peter geeking out because Captain freakin’ America is listening to his mixtape on his Walkman and omg is he bobbing his head to the music OMG YES
Tony nerding out over Peter’s helmet, flicking it on and off and on and off and promising himself Yup, my suit’s gonna do this, in less time and it’s gonna be way cooler too, thanks
Gamora and Natasha regarding each other with respect but also warily because badass assassins know what other badass assassins are capable of and all their loved ones are within killing range
Gamora pretending not to be interested in the handsome Captain or his broody friend with the metal arm and their muscles
Rocket not bothering to pretend that he’s not interested in that metal arm and Yeah, we might need that later, pal, trust me
Thor arm wrestling with Drax and Groot
Clint and Rocket snarking at each other and secretly enjoying it
The Hulk responding surprisingly amiably to Groot’s words
Groot giving the Hulk a delicate little flower from his palm
The Hulk shrinking until Bruce is there holding the flower with an utterly peaceful look on his face
Sam and Tony studying the thrusters of Peter’s boots and No Stark I don’t need those on my wings, what did I tell you about messing with them and Wilson, Wilson, don’t you see what we have here, let me upgrade your wings, please
The pizza delivery kid hauling 30 pizzas up to Avengers’ Tower and being greeted at the front door by a smart mouth raccoon and a walking tree and Tony Stark with a weird helmet on his face and a scary guy with a metal arm who grunts keep the change and he thinks, how is this my life every other friday, how
all women were bigger and stronger than you
and thought they were smarter
women were the ones who started wars
too many of your friends had been raped by women wielding giant dildos
and no K-Y Jelly
the state trooper
who pulled you over on the New Jersey Turnpike
was a woman
and carried a gun
the ability to menstruate
was the prerequisite for most high-paying jobs
your attractiveness to women depended
on the size of your penis
every time women saw you
they’d hoot and make jerking motions with their hands
women were always making jokes
about how ugly penises are
and how bad sperm tastes
you had to explain what’s wrong with your car
to big sweaty women with greasy hands
who stared at your crotch
in a garage where you are surrounded
by posters of naked men with hard-ons
men’s magazines featured cover photos
of 14-year-old boys
tucked into the front of their jeans
and articles like:
“How to tell if your wife is unfaithful”
“What your doctor won’t tell you about your prostate”
“The truth about impotence”
the doctor who examined your prostate
was a woman
and called you “Honey”
you had to inhale your boss’s stale cigar breath
as she insisted that sleeping with her
was part of the job
you couldn’t get away because
the company dress code required
you wear shoes
designed to keep you from running
And what if
after all that
women still wanted you
to love them.
For the Men Who Still Don’t Get It, written 20 years ago by Carol Diehl.
She wrote a post about the history of this poem that is worth reading.
26- What is the most exciting scene/ chapter/ part?
…wahrscheinlich das Finale? Ja, doch. Ich glaube schon.
27- How often do you write it and in what environment?
Aktuell effektiv gar nicht, das soll sich aber im November bei Nano ändern (hahahaha….). Zum Schreiben brauche ich wahrscheinlich vor allem Ruhe, Kaffee oder Schwarztee, gute Musik und Nervennahrung, am besten in Form von Apfelschnüren.
26- What is the most exciting scene/ chapter/ part
Hm, zwei Szenen fallen mir da ein, aber ich glaube, dass der finale Showdown der spannendste Teil des Romans ist. Er erstreckt sich über die letzten drei Kapitel und enthält ganz viele Enthüllungen + Kämpfe + ungefähr alle Charaktere aus dem ganzen Band. Und da mir dieser Teil beim Schreiben so viel Spaß gemacht hat, hoffe ich einfach mal, dass es dem Leser ebenso geht. (Und es stürmt und blitzt ganz dramatisch und plotrelevant. Ich liebe alles, wo ich über Blitz und Donner und peitschenden Wind schreiben kann.)
Uiuiuiui, das klingt sehr spannend! Ich kann’s kaum erwarten, mal reinlesen zu dürfen. :D
20- If it were made into a movie, which Director would direct it and which band would make the soundtrack
21- Dream Cast (with pictures)
Die letzten zwei Challenge-Tage habe ich unter den Tisch fallen lassen, weil 1) zu viel Arbeit zum Bloggen und 2) keine Ahnung. Bei Regisseuren würde ich automatisch Joss Whedon sagen und bei Band Linkin Park und weiter geht mein Vorstellungsvermögen nicht.
An der Traumbesetzung hab ich mich zumindest versucht und bin beim Googeln grandios gescheitert – aber wenn ich erst nach Schauspielern googeln muss und nicht schon welche im Kopf habe, wäre es eh nicht meine Traumbesetzung. Allerdings bin ich dabei auf zwei sehr coole und süße und hübsche Schauspielerinnen gestoßen, die ich mir dann doch sehr gut für Lil und Resa vorstellen könnte.
Q’orianka Kilcher für Lil
China Anne McClain für Resa (dieses Lachen! <3)
[Mit Klick auf die Fotos in meinem Blog werden die Websites aufgerufen, wo ich sie herhabe. Rechte verbleiben natürlich bei den jeweiligen Fotografen.]
So you’re sad all the time and don’t want to do stuff. It’s actually way more complicated than that.
I get asks occasionally related to the Depression Guide I wrote to help you guys write more realistic characters, and I wanted to say from personal experience that this Buzzfeed article really resonates. I normally disagree with points on their lists, but for this one, everything is completely correct to the point where I wonder if there’s a mini reporter in my head relaying that information to their writers. It’s actually kind of creepy.
Anyway, helping you guys makes me happy, so hopefully this is helpful.