The men of Rurouni Kenshin and their swordsRequested by lilmikomiko.
No Cho for now. ^^x
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they said “bra wearer”
If doing that trick makes your strapless bra stay up, you’re in the wrong size: go down a band size or more, just remember to also go up the same number of cup sizes to keep the cups the same size.
OMFG! This is the BESTEST THING, EVER.
Still whining, Louis.
I loved this movie. Though Antonio Bandera’s casting as Armand still annoys me so.
And even more telling. When people (guys) complain about ‘realism’ in games or movies, they are not really talking about literal realism. That’s not what they mean. The word they are reaching for is verisimilitude - in other words: that which breaks the illusion.
When we say of a piece of fiction that contains dragons, flying suits of armor, or aliens that it is ‘realistic’, what we really mean is that it feels real - that the characters reactions, the world built around the fantastical elements and how the non-fantastical elements interact with them seems “true” to us. We look at it and nod and say to ourselves inside “Yes, that is how someone would react to seeing a giant monster” or “Yes, that seems like how society would react to an alien invasion” - the world around the made-up stuff is carefully designed and seems thought-out enough that we buy it emotionally, even if we know that logically it is nonsense.
So when someone complains that a medieval fantasy world does not feel “realistic” without the ugly oppression, dehumanization, and violation of women as a standard background element, what they are saying is that those details feel right to them. That the world, without that misogyny, is not emotionally satisfying. They are saying they need that there for the world to make sense.
THIS. This so hard.
Pretty much why I roll my eyes every time I watch Game of Throne or any other fictional text set in a fantasy and/or sci-fi environment. Fuck people who think rape of women and misogyny makes the world more real. Fuck you.
The fact that most guys’ first response to a woman wanting equality is “SO CAN I HIT U NOW” is sort of terrifying
Like that’s the first thing you’re concerned about? I just want equal pay and you want to punch me in the face? Cool cool