.hack//Sign: It's all ice cream and lollypops ... and dead people
Tuskasa is in Aura's domain wondering what will happen if he imbues her with his own color as he's been told to. DVL promises Tsukasa that a wondrous future awaits the three of them and then makes a very false claim as to her identity. I quote "Me and Bobby McGee" and talk about my intense dislike of "You should (already) know," statements.
Twilight: Cloudy With A Chance of Rape Culture
(Content Note: Rape Culture, Examples of Misogynistic Language)
Rape culture isn't just that I instinctively blame Bella for things that are not her fault. Rape culture is that Bella instinctively blames Bella for things that are not her fault.
Deconstruction: Your Inevitable Buffy Thread
(Content Note: Rape, Rape Culture, Gender Essentialism, Ableist Language)
These characters were written to cover up sexual assault, to erase it from history, because it made them uncomfortable. I get that; I understand it. But it probably makes Buffy and Willow uncomfortable too. And instead of giving them the tools to make it better according to their needs, the male characters were written such that they applied social pressure to convince the girls to erase history and smile and pretend it never happened whether that was beneficial to them or not.
Narnia: Nikabrikian Heresies
(Content Note: Nazis, Violence, Discussion of the terms "Anger" and "Hate" in the comments)
So we have the curious situation where Trufflehunter has repeatedly and aggressively verbally attacked Nikabrik, accused him of being an information leak, interrupted him, and really -- no pun intended -- badgered him to the point where he raises his voice. And in response to this, Prince Caspian draws his sword at council.
.hack//Sign: Rumors, Truth, and Digital Ducks
Episode 4 begins with Mimiru encountering the beginnings of the rumor mill soon to surround Tsukasa, and me quoting a couple of movies. Then Subaru meets Bear and we see her reaction to learning some of the facts of Tsukasa's case and Bear continue in his belief that the investigation needs to be taken offline and into the real world.
Twilight: Nothing Further To Ask
(Content Note: Abusive Relationships, Ableist Language)
It strikes me as interesting that these sessions are not conversations in the classical give-and-take sense, with both persons contributing and each learning about the other. Instead, they're almost one-sided info-dumps; Bella provides insight into her mind, while Edward shares bits and pieces of what it's like to be a vampire.
Deconstruction: Being Dana Scully
(Content Note: Conservative Christian Upbringing, Rape, Sexual Violence, Death, Hate Crimes, Child Molestation, Swearing)
When you're Dana Scully, you have moments when you can keep things together and moments when you can't. You don't get a vacation from being a survivor. You don't get forewarning before you're triggered or even just before you remember something about your experience in a moment when you don't want to remember something about that experience.
Narnia: Wild Gods
(Content Note: Physical Abuse, Religious Abuse, Hazing, Swearing, Gender Policing)
Trumpkin is an atheist or an aLionist or whatever you wish to call him -- him, not it -- because he's never seen one. It's as simple as that. Not because he's evil or because he knows he's wrong and doesn't care or any ridiculousness like that. No, he simply doesn't believe in that which he doesn't see. As philosophies go, it's a cautious one, but not -- in my opinion -- a bad or unreasonable position.
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