i used to work at an ice cream thing and people would come in with DQ coupons and i was like “this isnt dairy queen” and theyd get mad and ask to talk to my manager who also told them it wasnt dairy queen
This feels like a very cynical moment, but I think there’s more going on than just that. I think what Toph is really saying to Korra is that if you derive your self worth solely from your accomplishments, then you are going to wind up pretty empty as a human being. Because our accomplishments, huge as they may seem in the moment, ultimately don’t amount to a ton in the grand scheme of things. Granted, Korra did save the Air Nation and the world from 10,000 years of darkness. But she’s gotta find other reasons to keep going.
Toph doesn’t think her police work really “solved” anything, but she also doesn’t seem like she’s a shattered human being. Rather, she’s made peace with the vanity of human pursuits (dukkha) and has chosen a spiritual path. She is literally the bodhisattva beneath the banyan tree.
I knew there was something more to this than sheer cynicism, but I couldn’t quite put it into words. When you say it like this, though, it makes a lot of sense.
// Chibi Souls.
All of the Official FNAF2 Teasers as of 15/10/14
That last image for me confirms that the ORIGINAL Foxy, not just his redesign will be in the game. Maybe it’s not a redesign, but a whole new character? Who knows?!
THIS WAS SUCH A GREAT JOKE
GameInformer took points off of X and Y’s review score because it ‘still feels like a Pokemon game’
Well what the fuck do they expect it to feel like
wtf is this thing?
it doesn’t even have joysticks..
do you even rumble??!?
looks like we got ourselves a youngster
*old man voice* in my day, you had to shake the controller yourself
i’m not even going to respond to anon hate anymore i’ll just post this.
did u know: most australian food slogans are aggressively homosexual
Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.
Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.
English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time.
This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight.
A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible.
Here, I’ll make you a better ad.
Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be.
Thank got someone pointed this out… I didn’t have the energy to do it.
Agreed with urulokid. And I certainly like urulokid’s version of the ad.
I was thinking the same thing when I originally saw this post, but then I ignored that instinct and kept scrolling. So I’m glad someone laid that counter argument out so beautifully.
Tetsuya Nomura’s take on Hatsune Miku
Today, as part of Hatsune Miku Expo 2014, Crypton Future Media will open a Hatsune Miku Art Exhibition dubbed “Universal Positivity” at the Wallplay event space in New York City. And Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts character designer Tetsuya Nomura is contributing.
Captured by Famitsu outside Wallplay this afternoon is a promotion for the gallery, and it’s made by none other than Nomura.