I’d have to rewatch to sure, but we see a couple of her clients treat her like - well, a prostitute. I always explained it away as “the rim is more old-fashioned” but it was disappointing because I liked the idea of Companions more than the execution
Ahh, I see what you mean. I suppose I’m just not remembering some of those scenes, but I think you’re quite right. I suppose it could either be chalked up to the Rim being more old-fashioned, but maybe also Joss trying to make a point about how, yes, this futuristic society SHOULD be past all of this mysogynistic crap, but we can see that it doesn’t always work that way.
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Honestly? I kind of think it’s entirely Mal being a jackass - or any characters, really, being cruel. I think those are the only kinds of characters who ever treat her badly for it (I may, however, be remembering that wrong).
I was rereading Homestuck and
AG: Jade is an idiot.
AG: A useless, 8oring no8ody. What has she done for her party other than fuck up every step of the way? What does she ever do 8ut take naps and get in trou8le?
Vriska practiced her Scorpio mind control by making Jade fall asleep for…
I don’t know if it rubbed off, but the sleeping spells would have frustrated an already difficult life enough that it might not have been necessary:
1) A kid on her own, having to do all sorts of hard, non-obvious things because no one else is there to do them; having to learn how to do those things with no one to teach her.
2) Living with a protector who, for all his power and his love for her, can’t talk or directly communicate with her, or easily understand the concepts she’s trying to convey.
3) With no adults around to tell her she’s being too hard on herself, or to encourage her, or comfort her, or to teach her the difference between healthy and unhealthy reactions.
4) All of this made more difficult by a tendency to fall asleep randomly, which she could only have seen as something broken and wrong in her.
Just think of all the times she’s had to fix the tower’s plumbing on her own, or repair her geothermal power station or the tower’s cooling and heating, or batten down her tower for an on-coming typhoon. Just think of all the times she’s smashed an important gauge, or blacked out before reopening a critical valve, or conked out and almost fell to her death maintaining the exterior and said to herself “stupid, stupid STUPID Jade! STUPID! How could you fall asleep you IDIOT! No, Stop it! Stop crying! STOP WHINING YOU BABY! Get up and fix it! Get up and fix it, Jade, or you’re going to die!” Because there was no one else to do it, and no one else to blame.
are you trying to make me upset :P
It’s a distinct possibility :? If it’s any consolation, my own reaction to this thought was “1) Ow; Knife to the heart :/ 2) But this would make a good fic though :) 3) I must share this inspiring pain with others :|”
I remember posting somewhere once in a thread about why girls aren’t exploited in animation anymore where some guy said, “all the disney girls are drawn to be generally attractive, but I don’t think there are any eye-candy men… or are there? Are there any Disney men that lots of girls like?” and I mentioned Roger. Tons of girls replied agreeing with me and the original guy was like “wait, Roger? from 101 Dalmatians? What’s attractive about him, he’s tall and lanky and has a big nose, he isn’t muscley at all! Wouldn’t you all prefer Gaston or something? Or do you girls think his big nose is indicative of something else?” and I was like “no, you idiot, he’s a silly, goofy guy who likes animals and can play a bunch of instruments, that’s why he’s attractive. What’s the matter with you? Gaston, seriously?”
This is why we need more girls in animation. And more guys like Roger apparently.
I did always love him, and his relationship.
…Actually, it’s just occurred to me that I ended up with someone of the same name. Interesting.
So, I don’t do this very often - or, at least, not as often as I used to. And I certainly don’t expect all (or maybe even any) of my followers to read this, so I’m going to put it behind a cut so you can feel free to scroll past it on your dashboards. For all those interested in a discussion about how I get irrationally upset when people equate sex with a lack of respect for oneself, or think that a woman who calls her commanding officer “sir” cannot possibly have a sense of self-worth, read on!
“Will they tarnish, will they taint? Glorify me, over think? Say they know me, and speak of my greatness or say I’m phony. I was fake, say the things about me they never told me to my face.”
“…a series of free online tutorials guiding you through the basics of sewing, from setting up your machine, to understanding sewing patterns, and finishing your seams.”
Saving this for later cause I’m getting rusty as a muggerbugger
reblogging because i need to learn and my mom has a sewing machine exactly like this one
Reblogging in case some people want to learn a new skill/distraction :)
I’m changing my giveaway up a bit.
I recently got a lot of money so here we go.
- Animal Crossing New Leaf
- Kingdom Hearts
- A 3DS (XL or Regular + Any color)
- $100 Amazon Gift card
Second place will receive
- $100 Amazon Gift card
- Any series of anime/tv show/movie series on DVD or Blu-Ray
Third place will receive
- $100 Gift card to their favorite store, online
- reblog/like once
- must follow me
- don’t complain if you don’t win
winners chosen at random!!!
ends july 17
begin my friends