“DEMON FANG! DEMON FANG! DEMON FANG! PANCAKE TIME! STALAGMITE! DEMON FANG! DON’T OVERDO IT. FIRST AID! PANCAKE TIME! STALAGMITE! DEMON FANG! DEMON FANG! what is this ominous light that threatens to engulf us? PANCAKE TIME! STALAGMITE! DEMON FANG! DEMON FANG! damn, i must be a genius.”—courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality, a poem about Tales of Symphonia (via i-love-the-passing-of-time)
To your comment on that poetry slam clip: They say genocide took of it's shoes and became comfortable. A reference to The Holocaust, I do believe. If no one answered your question yet or not, I dunno. Just letting ya know. :)
Ah, yes, I’ve had replies, but thank you for taking the time to help me there!
I believe it’s a reference to the “founding” of the United States of America and how the Founding Fathers were all “raah raah we’re gonna make this the Land of the Free™ with Equal Opportunities for All (and by All we mean, white males), and gosh who are all those brownish-red people, how dare they live on this land we just claimed, let’s wipe ‘em out shall we hm” … The poem’s next line is about just that, I believe.
It could possibly fit the Holocaust too, thinking about it, if we go the equally morbid route of interpreting “inclusive” as “Death Camps were totally inclusive of jews, queer people, romani people, and sympathizers”.
…Anyhow, powerful poem, open to very deep interpretations.
“researchers have found that, more often than not, african americans and women tend to minimize experiences of discrimination, subconsciously denying or knowingly ignoring bias. when other people mistreat them because they are black or female, they often find it less painful to heap blame on themselves than to acknowledge the racist or sexist animus that led to the situation.
for example, in a series of laboratory experiments, karen ruggiero of harvard university and her colleagues asked volunteer subjects to take a test. the experimenter informed the black research subject that one member of a panel of white judges would evaluate his or her test. the experimenter also confided that either none, some, or all of the members of the panel discriminate against blacks. similarly, in the gender study, women research subjects were told that one member of a panel of male judges would evaluate their test, and that either none, some, or all of the members discriminate against women.
after the test had presumably been graded by one of the panelists, the test booklet was returned to the subject with the grade f. subjects were then asked to complete measures that assess how they make sense of the feedback and how they feel about themselves. ruggiero and her colleagues found that although blacks and women sometimes perceived discrimination, they were more likely to minimize discrimination and to blame themselves for their failures.
a similar study with white males as the subjects had rather different findings. white males were substantially less likely to blame themselves and more likely to see discrimination as the reason for their poor performance.”—
I’m afraid the data cited here is from Dr. Ruggiero’s paper, “Less pain and more to gain: Why high-status group members blame their failure on discrimination.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77(4):774-784, 1999, which has been retracted under allegations of scientific misconduct.
Dr. Ruggiero was accused of data fabrication, though what she actually admitted to is that she “improperly excluded some participants who should have been included in the analyses and that this exclusion affected the reported results.” and thus agreed to retract her paper.
I do not know to what extent the results were affected by the exclusion, but I’m afraid one cannot base their arguments on this particular experiment in good faith.
HI, I don't have an account so this is going to have to be anonymous, sorry. This was the only way short of making one I could tell you what I wanted to say. I made the mistake of listening to Daughter of the Moon by Adriana Figueroa while looking at your Legolas sitting on the bench with the open hand picture and reading the description underneath it. I cried. I don't cry over fic or pictures often, I thought you'd want to know your picture with it's story bit was that powerful. - Yoru Hana
Oh no, sorry about the sadfeels aaah… gosh! I went and listened to the song and gosh, no wonder why you had a cry poor dear, just the song alone is really moving and beautiful and sad! My picture and accompanying flavor text were probably just the cherry on top of the sadfeels sundae, hahah…
I’m kind of half really apologetic, half really flattered I made you sad (and not just you I guess, from many a tags I’ve read in the reblogs which I all checked since I have no life)…
Please have my equally heartfelt thanks and apologies! Here *mwah*
(Same goes for everyone else I made sad, I owe you all a kiss really…)
Thank you for taking the time to write me a message despite not having an account, Yoru Hana!