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Anime, Period, and Samurai: Anra Follow @AnraNana Critically and commercially acclaimed director Shinichiro Watanabe on colorism in the Japanese anime industry and the importance of diversity and genuine care in creating art. Watanabe: The anime does deal with samurai, and tion to skin color," Watan in the back of my mind I was always woried it would multiple languages. Lots be seen as nationalistic. That is why I made one of the ave white skin- all the ch main characters someone from the Ryukyus, and put ever liked. I wanted to ha in the bit about a person training in China, and had le bit about it. The same foreign characters appear. If you watch the anime, it'sred in multiple languages, clear that it has nothing to do with it. It is not an an ed. ime designed to "protect Japan's unique traditions and culture." National borders have always been arbitrarily drawn by people, and in ancient times there was a lot of exchange of people and culture with the continent. But then you get into a conversation about the Jomon and Yayoi peoples. dif people weren't used to Q: How would you explain that? Watanabe: There are many theories about who the original Japanese were, but it's pretty clear that we were not all one ethnic group but a mix of various ones. First we had the Jomon. Most of them were hunters and gatherers. Once you enter the Yayoi Period you have 10:28 PM - 18 Jun 2019 15,092 Retweets 35,120 Likes Q: This may be a little off-topic, but what do you think of nationalism? Watanabe: The anime does deal with samurai, and in the back of my mind I was always worried it would be seen as nationalistic. That is why I made one of the main characters someone from the Ryukyus, and put in the bit about a person training in China, and had foreign characters appear. If you watch the anime, it's clear that it has nothing to do with it. It is not an an- ime designed to "protect Japan's unique traditions and culture." National borders have always been arbitrarily drawn by people, and in ancient times there was a lot of exchange of people and culture with the continent. But then you get into a conversation about the Jomon and Yayoi peoples. Q: How would you explain that? Watanabe: There are many theories about who the original Japanese were, but it's pretty clear that we were not all one ethnic group but a mix of various ones. First we had the Jomon. Most of them were hunters and gatherers. Once you enter the Yayoi Period you have lots of people coming here from the continent and bringing agriculture with them. When the imperial sys- "I paid a lot of attention to skin color," Watanabe said in The Jazz Messengers. "Also to using multiple languages. Lots of times when you watch anime, the characters all have white skin - all the characters in fantasy stories all have white skin, which I never liked. I wanted to have lots of characters in Bebop without the white skin, and if people weren't used to that, well, maybe it would even make them think a little bit about it. The same was true for languages. I wanted to have lines muttered in multiple languages, but that would have been just too difficult," he laughed. gahdamnpunk:The critical thinking, the self awareness…Taste and talent JUMPED OUT
Anime, Period, and Samurai: Anra
 Follow
 @AnraNana
 Critically and commercially acclaimed
 director Shinichiro Watanabe on
 colorism in the Japanese anime industry
 and the importance of diversity and
 genuine care in creating art.
 Watanabe: The anime does deal with samurai, and tion to skin color," Watan
 in the back of my mind I was always woried it would multiple languages. Lots
 be seen as nationalistic. That is why I made one of the ave white skin- all the ch
 main characters someone from the Ryukyus, and put ever liked. I wanted to ha
 in the bit about a person training in China, and had le bit about it. The same
 foreign characters appear. If you watch the anime, it'sred in multiple languages,
 clear that it has nothing to do with it. It is not an an ed.
 ime designed to "protect Japan's unique traditions and
 culture." National borders have always been arbitrarily
 drawn by people, and in ancient times there was a lot
 of exchange of people and culture with the continent.
 But then you get into a conversation about the Jomon
 and Yayoi peoples.
 dif people weren't used to
 Q: How would you explain that?
 Watanabe: There are many theories about who the
 original Japanese were, but it's pretty clear that we were
 not all one ethnic group but a mix of various ones. First
 we had the Jomon. Most of them were hunters and
 gatherers. Once you enter the Yayoi Period you have
 10:28 PM - 18 Jun 2019
 15,092 Retweets 35,120 Likes

 Q: This may be a little off-topic, but what do you
 think of nationalism?
 Watanabe: The anime does deal with samurai, and
 in the back of my mind I was always worried it would
 be seen as nationalistic. That is why I made one of the
 main characters someone from the Ryukyus, and put
 in the bit about a person training in China, and had
 foreign characters appear. If you watch the anime, it's
 clear that it has nothing to do with it. It is not an an-
 ime designed to "protect Japan's unique traditions and
 culture." National borders have always been arbitrarily
 drawn by people, and in ancient times there was a lot
 of exchange of people and culture with the continent.
 But then you get into a conversation about the Jomon
 and Yayoi peoples.
 Q: How would you explain that?
 Watanabe: There are many theories about who the
 original Japanese were, but it's pretty clear that we were
 not all one ethnic group but a mix of various ones. First
 we had the Jomon. Most of them were hunters and
 gatherers. Once you enter the Yayoi Period you have
 lots of people coming here from the continent and
 bringing agriculture with them. When the imperial sys-

 "I paid a lot of attention to skin color," Watanabe said in The Jazz
 Messengers. "Also to using multiple languages. Lots of times when you watch
 anime, the characters all have white skin - all the characters in fantasy stories all
 have white skin, which I never liked. I wanted to have lots of characters in Bebop
 without the white skin, and if people weren't used to that, well, maybe it would
 even make them think a little bit about it. The same was true for languages. I
 wanted to have lines muttered in multiple languages, but that would have been
 just too difficult," he laughed.
gahdamnpunk:The critical thinking, the self awareness…Taste and talent JUMPED OUT

gahdamnpunk:The critical thinking, the self awareness…Taste and talent JUMPED OUT

Beijing, Definitely, and Guns: BANG BANG WE CAN END GUN VIOLENCE. xphilosoraptorx: unlimited-shitpost-works: siryouarebeingmocked: 8lastrat8: american–support: kasaron: allriot-political-tshirts: American citizens own 40% of all guns in the world. Out of more than one billion firearms in the world, American citizens hold 393 million, for a population of roughly 326 million. That’s a lot of guns! The last time the US federal government managed to pass laws that limit the spread and use of guns was 25 years ago. It was 1994. The Federal Assault Weapons Ban was temporary. It expired in 2004, resulting in a massive increase in mass shootings across the country. Republicans are running out of excuses, blaming the latest incidents in Drayton and El Paso on video games. We can end gun violence. Let’s start with gun control. What sort of gun control legislation would you like to see be put into place? OP, that claim of shootings increased is false. The violence and shootings didn’t change in that decade from the previous decade, and in fact, violence has been on the decline. WHAT HAS CHANGED is how much media is shoved down your throat. Thats it. The nonstop spam from legacy media of a single event for a month, if not months on end is what changed. It used to be a 5, maybe 10 minute story has now turned into a 4 week “constant coverage” of spewing the same info daily, with nothing added. After the early 90s, we saw a sharp decline and its been declining ever since. Meanwhile, ownership is at an alltime high, increasing, as if a plethora of armed citizens reduces the audacity of a potential killer to attempt knowing they’ll get capped. What has also changed is the increase in the absolutely terrible idea of “gun free zones” seeing as approximately 85-95% of these shootings are occuring in these zones. Seems like that’s your problem. Hmm, this graph seems to showcase that despite the US owning vastly more guns… homicide rate is lower than a hefty chunk of even the non gun owners… I’d just like to know how they propose to take our guns. If I got one logical explanation from one of these half wits that didn’t include magic or ridiculous gestapo tactics we could have a conversation but, every F’ing time it devolves into name calling, insults, and slander. They simply can’t explain how to take the guns away. Not a single one of them has ever responded to me without crass vulgarities and irrational screeching. myamberreason said:  Anyway, guys, why you need THAT many guns? I understand owned a few for protection or legal hunting, but why do you have around 40% of firearms in the world?? I’m sorry, are you implying the Yanks should meet international proportional quotas on guns? We do own a few for self-defense and hunting. It’s just that the rest of the world doesn’t own very many guns. The reason we all have so many guns is very simple: logistics. The point of the second amendment is for us, the citizens of the USA, to be “shit your pants, wake up in a cold sweat” terrifying to the people running this country, so much so that they involuntarily have second, third, even fourth thoughts about ever violating our rights. The 2nd amendment is the most important and most powerful of all the amendments. Every single right and amendment could taken away, and we could regain them all with that one. And I’m not the only one who recognizes the importance of the 2nd.And it definitely terrifies Beijing. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t have to justify an amount of guns to you any more than I have to justify how many video games or coffee cups I have.
Beijing, Definitely, and Guns: BANG
 BANG
 WE CAN END GUN VIOLENCE.
xphilosoraptorx:

unlimited-shitpost-works:
siryouarebeingmocked:


8lastrat8:

american–support:

kasaron:


allriot-political-tshirts:


American citizens own 40% of all guns in the world. 

Out of more than one billion firearms in the world, American citizens hold 393 million, for a population of roughly 326 million. That’s a lot of guns!

The last time the US federal government managed to pass laws that limit the spread and use of guns was 25 years ago. It was 1994. The Federal Assault Weapons Ban was temporary. It expired in 2004, resulting in a massive increase in mass shootings across the country. Republicans are running out of excuses, blaming the latest incidents in Drayton and El Paso on video games.

We can end gun violence. Let’s start with gun control.


What sort of gun control legislation would you like to see be put into place?


OP, that claim of shootings increased is false. The violence and shootings didn’t change in that decade from the previous decade, and in fact, violence has been on the decline. 
WHAT HAS CHANGED is how much media is shoved down your throat. Thats it. The nonstop spam from legacy media of a single event for a month, if not months on end is what changed. It used to be a 5, maybe 10 minute story has now turned into a 4 week “constant coverage” of spewing the same info daily, with nothing added. 
After the early 90s, we saw a sharp decline and its been declining ever since. 
Meanwhile, ownership is at an alltime high, increasing, as if a plethora of armed citizens reduces the audacity of a potential killer to attempt knowing they’ll get capped.
What has also changed is the increase in the absolutely terrible idea of “gun free zones” seeing as approximately 85-95% of these shootings are occuring in these zones. Seems like that’s your problem. 
Hmm, this graph seems to showcase that despite the US owning vastly more guns… homicide rate is lower than a hefty chunk of even the non gun owners…


I’d just like to know how they propose to take our guns. If I got one logical explanation from one of these half wits that didn’t include magic or ridiculous gestapo tactics we could have a conversation but, every F’ing time it devolves into name calling, insults, and slander. They simply can’t explain how to take the guns away. Not a single one of them has ever responded to me without crass vulgarities and irrational screeching. 



myamberreason said: 
Anyway, guys, why you need THAT many guns? I understand owned a few for protection or legal hunting, but why do you have around 40% of firearms in the world??


I’m sorry, are you implying the Yanks should meet international proportional quotas on guns?


We do own a few for self-defense and hunting.  It’s just that the rest of the world doesn’t own very many guns.


The reason we all have so many guns is very simple: logistics. The point of the second amendment is for us, the citizens of the USA, to be “shit your pants, wake up in a cold sweat” terrifying to the people running this country, so much so that they involuntarily have second, third, even fourth thoughts about ever violating our rights. The 2nd amendment is the most important and most powerful of all the amendments. Every single right and amendment could taken away, and we could regain them all with that one. And I’m not the only one who recognizes the importance of the 2nd.And it definitely terrifies Beijing.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t have to justify an amount of guns to you any more than I have to justify how many video games or coffee cups I have.

xphilosoraptorx: unlimited-shitpost-works: siryouarebeingmocked: 8lastrat8: american–support: kasaron: allriot-political-tshirts: A...

Tumblr, Blog, and Com: epicjohndoe: The Importance Of Airbag Timing
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The Importance Of Airbag Timing

epicjohndoe: The Importance Of Airbag Timing

Bernie Sanders, Struggle, and Bernie: Bernie Sanders instructs young man on the importance of class struggle and socialised healthcare [2016]
Bernie Sanders, Struggle, and Bernie: Bernie Sanders instructs young man on the importance of class struggle and socialised healthcare [2016]

Bernie Sanders instructs young man on the importance of class struggle and socialised healthcare [2016]

College, Fucking, and Saw: greyliliy ladyalexb Follow deadcatwithaflamethrower people l still want to stab over a decade ater Creative Writing Professor at a former college: Welcome to creative writing! By the way, you will not write fantasy, ghost stories, pranormal, or science fiction in this class, as this is a creative writing course." morgynleri What the ever loving fuck is with "creative" writing professors who think that speculative fiction of any stripe ISN'T CREATIVE? thebibliosphere I still remember my own creative writing teacher telling me this because he saw the Terry Pratchett book on my desk and got this smug smirk on his face like "aha, gotcha. He had the nerve to pick it up and call it "popularist fiction, like somehow being popular and easily accessible made it less inherent in intellectual value. I had it in my back pack because I did my final thesis on the evolution of mythology and folk tails into fantasy and sci-fi and the societal importance of telling stories (before anyone asks, no I don't have it, I lost it when I moved continents), and I used Terry Pratchett because there wasn't a single humanitarian issue the man did not touch on Which I told him. And then he kind of floundered and went "ah, well but, it's...well I mean it's not exactly high brow, like neither the fuck was Shakespeare or Dickens you self-important turnip. Dickens was literally selling his stories by the chapter. He was the popular author of his time. Shakespeare was too, he fucking made up words and phrases all the time because the language he needed to express himself didn't exist in the way he needed it too Intellectual elitism is nothing more than a hold over from class warfare and the belief that only certain people should get to be truly educated And it needs to be smashed #Writing #All types have their own value. #Queue 108,090 notes “Creative” Writing
College, Fucking, and Saw: greyliliy ladyalexb Follow
 deadcatwithaflamethrower
 people l still want to stab over a decade
 ater
 Creative Writing Professor at a former college: Welcome to creative
 writing! By the way, you will not write fantasy, ghost stories, pranormal, or
 science fiction in this class, as this is a creative writing course."
 morgynleri
 What the ever loving fuck is with "creative" writing professors who think
 that speculative fiction of any stripe ISN'T CREATIVE?
 thebibliosphere
 I still remember my own creative writing teacher telling me this because
 he saw the Terry Pratchett book on my desk and got this smug smirk on
 his face like "aha, gotcha. He had the nerve to pick it up and call it
 "popularist fiction, like somehow being popular and easily accessible
 made it less inherent in intellectual value.
 I had it in my back pack because I did my final thesis on the evolution of
 mythology and folk tails into fantasy and sci-fi and the societal
 importance of telling stories (before anyone asks, no I don't have it, I lost
 it when I moved continents), and I used Terry Pratchett because there
 wasn't a single humanitarian issue the man did not touch on
 Which I told him. And then he kind of floundered and went "ah, well but,
 it's...well I mean it's not exactly high brow, like neither the fuck was
 Shakespeare or Dickens you self-important turnip. Dickens was literally
 selling his stories by the chapter. He was the popular author of his time.
 Shakespeare was too, he fucking made up words and phrases all the time
 because the language he needed to express himself didn't exist in the
 way he needed it too
 Intellectual elitism is nothing more than a hold over from class warfare
 and the belief that only certain people should get to be truly educated
 And it needs to be smashed
 #Writing #All types have their own value. #Queue
 108,090 notes
“Creative” Writing

“Creative” Writing

4chan, Bad, and Be Like: snakegay why does so much post apocalypse media have people wearing straight up bdsm/fetish gear like. do the kinksters watch the world ending and think oh boy i can wear my bondage gear in public now" skelefolk thats actually exactly what happens broliloquy What I wanna know is why the spiky kink warriors are always the bad evi marauders. They might be into some weird shit and unafraid to show it but that doesn't mean they want to go around killing dudes. They're a tight-knit bunch. A lot of them are queer. They understand the importance of community If the government collapses and all laws come to an end, the people rampaging around killing and looting are gonna be like, frat boys and 4chan rejects. You can mistrust the bondage raiders all you like but they're definitely the ones you're going to run to for help when the neoliberal blood cultists and Nazi meme demons lay siege to your survivor enclave. There's gonna be gayboy berserkers busting up slaver gangs and burning down warboy frat houses. The assless-chaps leather daddies and weird petplay people are gonna be the accidental peacekeepers of the post-apocalyptic world just because they're the only motherfuckers who understand the importance of consent anymore Listen. Don't come to me asking how to get the secret cadre of bisexual death commandoes to protect your wretched tent village if you're scared that we might call in the kinksters for backup. I don't give a shit if they dress up like dogs and spend all day writing poems about butt plugs. There's assholes out there acting like Viad the Impaler on a meth bender and you're afraid of seeing a nipple. Fuck you. If you really want to get rid of the MRA death gangs you're going to have to accept that a lesbian chainsaw dominatrix or two might be invoived. its the tucking post-apocalypse my guy we gotta weigh our priorities here Source snakegay BDSMageddon
4chan, Bad, and Be Like: snakegay
 why does so much post apocalypse media have people wearing straight up
 bdsm/fetish gear like. do the kinksters watch the world ending and think oh
 boy i can wear my bondage gear in public now"
 skelefolk
 thats actually exactly what happens
 broliloquy
 What I wanna know is why the spiky kink warriors are always the bad evi
 marauders. They might be into some weird shit and unafraid to show it but that
 doesn't mean they want to go around killing dudes. They're a tight-knit bunch.
 A lot of them are queer. They understand the importance of community
 If the government collapses and all laws come to an end, the people
 rampaging around killing and looting are gonna be like, frat boys and 4chan
 rejects. You can mistrust the bondage raiders all you like but they're definitely
 the ones you're going to run to for help when the neoliberal blood cultists and
 Nazi meme demons lay siege to your survivor enclave. There's gonna be
 gayboy berserkers busting up slaver gangs and burning down warboy frat
 houses. The assless-chaps leather daddies and weird petplay people are
 gonna be the accidental peacekeepers of the post-apocalyptic world just
 because they're the only motherfuckers who understand the importance of
 consent anymore
 Listen. Don't come to me asking how to get the secret cadre of bisexual death
 commandoes to protect your wretched tent village if you're scared that we
 might call in the kinksters for backup. I don't give a shit if they dress up like
 dogs and spend all day writing poems about butt plugs. There's assholes out
 there acting like Viad the Impaler on a meth bender and you're afraid of seeing
 a nipple. Fuck you. If you really want to get rid of the MRA death gangs you're
 going to have to accept that a lesbian chainsaw dominatrix or two might be
 invoived. its the tucking post-apocalypse my guy we gotta weigh our priorities
 here
 Source snakegay
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Community, Friends, and Target: JDstarblaster We've gotten over 1,000 signatures in 3 days, which goes to show how much @MaxFunHQ fans care about accessibility. What I hope to do now is highlight some of the comments on the petition, which are meaningful and speak power to the importance of accessibility JD ● @lDstarblaster If you want @MaxFunHQ to be accessible to those with disabilities, please sign this petition! Let @JesseThorn know that MaxFun fans care about accessibility: thepetitionsite.com/833/380/628/s... 3:18 PM-24 Nov 2018 1 Retweet 1 Like JD @JDstarblaster 15m I want to make it clear, to @JesseThorn and the folks at @MaxFunHQ that this petition was never meant as an attack. The signatures have come almost entirely from FANS, often ones who donate, and frequently ones who are disabled. JD @JDstarblaster So many folks from all over the world are engaging on this topic, and I hope that's meaningful to @MaxFunHQ. I want to amplify the voices of the community, especially the disabled members of the community, to show how important this issue really is 3:18 PM-24 Nov 2018 JD ● @JDstarblaster· 12m @lesseThorn @MaxFun HQ "I have audio processing issues and transcripts of о, dcasts are really valuable to me! I would probably listen to more shows on MaxFun or consider becoming a member if the content was more accessible to people like me. Thank you for your consideration." JD@JDstarblaster 12m While I am not hearing impaired, neurodivergent, etc., IAM a monthly donor to the MaxFun network, and I would consider making these shows more accesible a worthwhile use of my donations." JD@JDstarblaster 12m ou"I'm hard of hearing, and I rely on transcripts of my favorite podcasts to help me make sure I don't miss anything. Accessibility shouldn't have to be solely in the hands of disabled people JD@JDstarblaster 12m have auditory processing problems and reading the transcript while listening to the podcast will avoid me missing any information." JD@JDstarblaster 12m was thinking of maybe becoming a monthly donor of Max Fun this year, but now I'm certainly not. Not being fully aware of an accessibility issue is one thing having it brought to your attention and deciding you'd rather actively deny disabled people..." JD@JDstarblaster 12m (cont) "access to your content is a whole 'nother. I'm very lucky that despite having hearing issues, they generally don't inhibit me from being able to enjoy podcasts and like media, but there are plenty of people who just don't have the option of enjoying podcasts... JD@JDstarblaster 12m cont) "in the conventional way. I want to be able to support my favourite content creators, but I can't do that if they don't support me and my friends in this extremely basic way." keplercryptids: Image description: a series of tweets by @.JDstarblaster (me!) that say: We’ve gotten over 1,000 signatures in 3 days, which goes to show how much @.MaxFunHQ fans care about accessibility. What I hope to do now is highlight some of the comments on the petition, which are meaningful and speak power to the importance of accessibility. I want to make it clear, to @.JesseThorn and the folks at @.MaxFunHQ that this petition was never meant as an attack. The signatures have come almost entirely from FANS, often ones who donate, and frequently ones who are disabled. So many folks from all over the world are engaging on this topic, and I hope that’s meaningful to @.MaxFunHQ. I want to amplify the voices of the community, especially the disabled members of the community, to show how important this issue really is. (the rest of the tweets are tweeted at Maxfun and Jesse, and are in quotes.) “I have audio processing issues and transcripts of podcasts are really valuable to me! I would probably listen to more shows on MaxFun or consider becoming a member if the content was more accessible to people like me. Thank you for your consideration.” “While I am not hearing impaired, neurodivergent, etc., I AM a monthly donor to the MaxFun network, and I would consider making these shows more accesible a worthwhile use of my donations.” “I’m hard of hearing, and I rely on transcripts of my favorite podcasts to help me make sure I don’t miss anything. Accessibility shouldn’t have to be solely in the hands of disabled people.” “I have auditory processing problems and reading the transcript while listening to the podcast will avoid me missing any information.” “I was thinking of maybe becoming a monthly donor of Max Fun this year, but now I’m certainly not. Not being fully aware of an accessibility issue is one thing, having it brought to your attention and deciding you’d rather actively deny disabled people access to your content is a whole ‘nother. I’m very lucky that despite having hearing issues, they generally don’t inhibit me from being able to enjoy podcasts and like media, but there are plenty of people who just don’t have the option of enjoying podcasts in the conventional way. I want to be able to support my favourite content creators, but I can’t do that if they don’t support me and my friends in this extremely basic way.” i’m still adding to the thread! check it out on twitter if you want
Community, Friends, and Target: JDstarblaster
 We've gotten over 1,000 signatures in 3
 days, which goes to show how much
 @MaxFunHQ fans care about
 accessibility. What I hope to do now is
 highlight some of the comments on the
 petition, which are meaningful and speak
 power to the importance of accessibility
 JD ● @lDstarblaster
 If you want @MaxFunHQ to be accessible to those with disabilities, please
 sign this petition! Let @JesseThorn know that MaxFun fans care about
 accessibility: thepetitionsite.com/833/380/628/s...
 3:18 PM-24 Nov 2018
 1 Retweet 1 Like
 JD @JDstarblaster 15m
 I want to make it clear, to @JesseThorn and the folks at @MaxFunHQ that this
 petition was never meant as an attack. The signatures have come almost entirely
 from FANS, often ones who donate, and frequently ones who are disabled.

 JD
 @JDstarblaster
 So many folks from all over the world are
 engaging on this topic, and I hope that's
 meaningful to @MaxFunHQ. I want to
 amplify the voices of the community,
 especially the disabled members of the
 community, to show how important this
 issue really is
 3:18 PM-24 Nov 2018
 JD ● @JDstarblaster· 12m
 @lesseThorn @MaxFun HQ "I have audio processing issues and transcripts of
 о,
 dcasts are really valuable to me! I would probably listen to more shows on
 MaxFun or consider becoming a member if the content was more accessible to
 people like me. Thank you for your consideration."
 JD@JDstarblaster 12m
 While I am not hearing impaired, neurodivergent, etc., IAM a monthly donor to
 the MaxFun network, and I would consider making these shows more accesible a
 worthwhile use of my donations."

 JD@JDstarblaster 12m
 ou"I'm hard of hearing, and I rely on transcripts of my favorite podcasts to help me
 make sure I don't miss anything. Accessibility shouldn't have to be solely in the
 hands of disabled people
 JD@JDstarblaster 12m
 have auditory processing problems and reading the transcript while listening
 to the podcast will avoid me missing any information."
 JD@JDstarblaster 12m
 was thinking of maybe becoming a monthly donor of Max Fun this year, but
 now I'm certainly not. Not being fully aware of an accessibility issue is one thing
 having it brought to your attention and deciding you'd rather actively deny
 disabled people..."
 JD@JDstarblaster 12m
 (cont) "access to your content is a whole 'nother. I'm very lucky that despite
 having hearing issues, they generally don't inhibit me from being able to enjoy
 podcasts and like media, but there are plenty of people who just don't have the
 option of enjoying podcasts...
 JD@JDstarblaster 12m
 cont) "in the conventional way. I want to be able to support my favourite
 content creators, but I can't do that if they don't support me and my friends in
 this extremely basic way."
keplercryptids:
Image description: a series of tweets by @.JDstarblaster (me!) that say:
We’ve gotten over 1,000 signatures in 3 days, which goes to show how much @.MaxFunHQ fans care about accessibility. What I hope to do now is highlight some of the comments on the petition, which are meaningful and speak power to the importance of accessibility.
I want to make it clear, to @.JesseThorn and the folks at @.MaxFunHQ that this petition was never meant as an attack. The signatures have come almost entirely from FANS, often ones who donate, and frequently ones who are disabled. So many folks from all over the world are engaging on this topic, and I hope that’s meaningful to @.MaxFunHQ. I want to amplify the voices of the community, especially the disabled members of the community, to show how important this issue really is.
(the rest of the tweets are tweeted at Maxfun and Jesse, and are in quotes.)
“I have audio processing issues and transcripts of podcasts are really valuable to me! I would probably listen to more shows on MaxFun or consider becoming a member if the content was more accessible to people like me. Thank you for your consideration.”
“While I am not hearing impaired, neurodivergent, etc., I AM a monthly donor to the MaxFun network, and I would consider making these shows more accesible a worthwhile use of my donations.”
“I’m hard of hearing, and I rely on transcripts of my favorite podcasts to help me make sure I don’t miss anything. Accessibility shouldn’t have to be solely in the hands of disabled people.”
“I have auditory processing problems and reading the transcript while listening to the podcast will avoid me missing any information.”
“I was thinking of maybe becoming a monthly donor of Max Fun this year, but now I’m certainly not. Not being fully aware of an accessibility issue is one thing, having it brought to your attention and deciding you’d rather actively deny disabled people access to your content is a whole ‘nother. I’m very lucky that despite having hearing issues, they generally don’t inhibit me from being able to enjoy podcasts and like media, but there are plenty of people who just don’t have the option of enjoying podcasts in the conventional way. I want to be able to support my favourite content creators, but I can’t do that if they don’t support me and my friends in this extremely basic way.”
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College, Fucking, and Saw: I REALI FUCKIN IKE CAT deadcatwithaflamethrower OK people I still want to stab over a decade later: Creative Writing Professor at a former college: Welcome to creative writing! By the way, you will not write fantasy, ghost stories, pranormal, or science fiction in this class, as this is a creative writing course." morgynleri What the ever loving fuck is with "creative" writing professors who think that speculative fiction of any stripe ISN'T CREATIVE? thebibliosphere I still remember my own creative writing teacher telling me this because he saw the Terry Pratchett book on my desk and got this smug smirk on his face like "aha, gotcha". He had the nerve to pick it up and call it "popularist fiction" like somehow being popular and easily accessible made it less inherent in intellectual value I had it in my back pack because I did my final thesis on the evolution of mythology and folk tails into fantasy and sci-fi and the societal importance of telling stories (before anyone asks, no I don't have it, I lost it when I moved continents), and l used Terry Pratchett because there wasn't a single humanitarian issue the man did not touch on. Which I told him. And then he kind of floundered and went "ah, well but, it's...well I mean it's not exactly high brow", like neither the fuck was Shakespeare or Dickens you self-important turnip. Dickens was literally selling his stories by the chapter. He was the popular author of his time. Shakespeare was too, he fucking made up words and phrases all the time because the language he needed to express himself didn't exist in the way he needed it too. Intellectual elitism is nothing more than a hold over from class warfare and the belief that only certain people should get to be truly educated. And it needs to be smashed. vocifersaurus neither the fuck was Shakespeare or Dickens you self-important turnip Creative Writing
College, Fucking, and Saw: I REALI
 FUCKIN
 IKE CAT
 deadcatwithaflamethrower
 OK
 people I still want to stab over
 a decade later:
 Creative Writing Professor at a former college:
 Welcome to creative writing! By the way, you will not
 write fantasy, ghost stories, pranormal, or science
 fiction in this class, as this is a creative writing
 course."
 morgynleri
 What the ever loving fuck is with "creative" writing
 professors who think that speculative fiction of any
 stripe ISN'T CREATIVE?
 thebibliosphere
 I still remember my own creative writing teacher
 telling me this because he saw the Terry Pratchett
 book on my desk and got this smug smirk on his
 face like "aha, gotcha". He had the nerve to pick it up
 and call it "popularist fiction" like somehow being
 popular and easily accessible made it less inherent in
 intellectual value
 I had it in my back pack because I did my final thesis
 on the evolution of mythology and folk tails into
 fantasy and sci-fi and the societal importance of
 telling stories (before anyone asks, no I don't have it,
 I lost it when I moved continents), and l used Terry
 Pratchett because there wasn't a single
 humanitarian issue the man did not touch on.
 Which I told him. And then he kind of floundered and
 went "ah, well but, it's...well I mean it's not exactly
 high brow", like neither the fuck was Shakespeare or
 Dickens you self-important turnip. Dickens was
 literally selling his stories by the chapter. He was the
 popular author of his time. Shakespeare was too, he
 fucking made up words and phrases all the time
 because the language he needed to express himself
 didn't exist in the way he needed it too.
 Intellectual elitism is nothing more than a hold over
 from class warfare and the belief that only certain
 people should get to be truly educated. And it needs
 to be smashed.
 vocifersaurus
 neither the fuck was Shakespeare or Dickens you
 self-important turnip
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