There are days when I couldn't fight my way out of a wet paper bag, even if I had Edward Scissorhands' hands.
While looking at wrightingfails blog i saw some questions about Utena and they sparked this in me. I decided to post this to my own blog as well as submit it to wrightingfails
A while back, about half a year ago i finally watched “Revolutionary Girl Utena”, a magical girl show from the 90’s. I had heard people comparing it to madoka Magica and saying that it was just as good as PMMM. Since i was and still am a huge fan of PMMM, i decided to check Utena out. The show was far better and far stranger then I expected. It was a deep and utterly metaphorical show with more symbolism and subtle meanings then you could shake a stick at. At first it seemed like nonsense, and more then a little ridiculous and over the top. I might have dropped the show if I hadn’t heard that it really picked up in the second arc, the Black Rose arc.
I realize now that one of the reasons that I didn’t get into the show at first is because I was looking at it from a position of privilege. I am a male, and there are many things about patriarchy, rape culture and consent that I did not understand at the time. I still don’t understand it all, though I know more now then I did then. RGU is a feminist show, about women and the struggles they face, about the male dominated culture. As a male myself, there are lots of things I didn’t notice at first until I talked with a certain tumblr user. Im not certain, but im pretty sure it was tumblr user adventuresofcomicbookghoul, but her blog is gone now. Continued below with Spoilers for episode 33 and the end of the show. Don’t read unless you have watched the series
“This series could be vastly improved by including the ability to take selfies.”
I see more pro-choicers advocating for comprehensive sex education, how to have safer sex, and providing information and resources for contraceptives, and yet, I don’t see any pro-lifers providing information to their followers on how to prevent pregnancy and have safe sex, other than “don’t have sex”, which is serious malarkey.
The Evolution of Lara Croft.
from wobble blob to i forgot she’s not real
A long time ago, she remembered her father saying that when the cold wind blows the lone wolf dies but the pack survives. He had it all backwards. Arya, the lone wolf, still lived, but the wolves of the pack had been taken and slain and skinned. - Arya Stark
She does have a point.
How does the rhyme go in the USA? There’s no mention of a Sally in the British version:
She sells sea shells by the seashore.
We make a family, yes?
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