Ah plot-bending. Arguably the most powerful of all the elements that the Avatar must master. Only with plot-bending can the Avatar save the 4 kingdoms as well as make any comic book related shenanigans work.
That’s ridiculous and condescending. I understand my own logic fine. I don’t think the “right” to very loosely regulated access to firearms trumps the right to life, liberty and security of person. (And no, “liberty” doesn’t mean freedom to own weapons, it means freedom from political oppression, slavery, or… Read more
I wonder the same thing because my father is the same way. He believes the world is awful, bad, and that’s how it’s supposed to be because your reward is heaven. He’s deeply religious (Atwood’s Gilead levels of religious) and pro-Trump. He adores Pence. I call it the kind of evangelism that is nihilism masquerading as… Read more
This is an excellent and accurate comment.
I would have liked to see the GQ article get into issues of objectification of actors of any gender, and the extent to which they are subject to this kind of power imbalance. As I recall, while at his most successful, Fraser was frustrated by the action hero/hunk image rut he had gotten into - which led to Gods and… Read more
The Fraser story of having a man grope him is so specific, and told with such squirming discomfort and embarrassment, that it’s kind of hard not to believe. It seems to have had a profound effect on someone who was feeling vulnerable, and that’s a hallmark of assault - the kind we have long expected women to just…
It is because every waking moment of their lives is spent pushing their own agenda. They cannot grasp the concept that sometimes people just let other people be.
My dad used to be pretty homophobic when I was growing up, but as he got older, he mellowed out. He even worked a booth at Twin Cities Pride (his then-girlfriend had an LGBTQ+ friendly business), which led to the infamous phone conversation where I picked up, said “Hi Dad” and he said, “What’s a bear? Like, a gay… Read more
Oooh, that electrician union that charges $50 to plug in a computer is sure looking like fools now.
Hmmm wonder how that happened...