The Equestranauts Song
9th degree burn
Telling someone they’re not good enough is not okay
Telling someone they’re not good enough is not okay
I don’t care if you’re joking. I don’t care if you think ‘It will push them to work harder.’ Because it isn’t a joke, and it will not always make someone want to work harder to prove you wrong.
Sometimes they accept it as a fact, then they live with a mindset of “Why try when I’m just going to fail?”
It’s not okay.
I remember acing my AP European History test and being ecstatic about it until I told my father and he shrugged it off like it was nothing. Then I felt terrible for feeling so proud of myself.
This sort of shit fucks people up man. Perfectionism is not something that can be obtained and it is a horrible, negative schema to get stuck in. No matter how well I did it was never good enough for my mom. “Go get involved! (when I was younger)” “Well now that you’re involved now I have to drive you places…” “Man Tae Kwon Do is getting pretty expensive” “Why would you quit? You quit everything! You’re a quitter.” “Omg why’d you get a B?” “Oh you got all As…eh.” Currently going through therapy to get over this mentality.
"Everyone else can do this, why can’t you?" "You’re just being lazy, you need to work harder." "No, don’t give me excuses. You failed because you didn’t care enough." "You let yourself fail. You should have seen your partner’s behavior and taken the work load all onto yourself. You let that happen and you let yourself fail." "College is so important and you have to go" ( "I mean, sometimes some people aren’t cut out to go to college." ) "I know you’re capable of more than a C, so why aren’t you doing better." "You’re not trying hard enough to get a job. People probably haven’t called you back because your hair is a strange color" (fyi, it was a sandy blonde). "Why can’t you just do things my way for once."
There’s more where that came from, but I think you get the point. The hilarious part is that my mom always asks “You should come talk to me if you have any problems, okay honey?” Yeah, okay. That’s exactly what I’m going to do after 20 some odd years of that.
THIS. tHIS. THis. This. THIS. this. this x infinity cause this shit is stupid and needs to be stopped and wow.
Of course Tumblr feminists are cursing Pleb because of her recent comic. This isn’t a satire or a strawmen. This is based from what actually happened. An eight-year-old boy was raped by an adult woman and feminists claim it’s consensual because he’s male. A male cab driver was sexually assault by a female passenger and feminists tried to make it men’s fault (aka “the patriarchy”.) It fucking happens, like it or not. Just because you haven’t seen it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
How to use their own tactics against them
i’ll have to remember this lol
ISTJs are orderly, dependable, practical, and dutiful above all. They prefer working with facts and can be conservative in their loyalty to traditions. (x)
Said the probably-an-entitled-teenaged-girl still living with her parents, and likely without a job, to the 5’4”, 31-year-old French/Lebanese midwestern woman house painter living in a cozy suburb that grew up with My Little Pony in the 80’s, knows its origins as a show intended by the original creator to be an adventure series for both boys and girls, and used to be just as misguided as an “activist” when she was younger, but came to see the way in which the term “feminism” is being abused by young radicals as a guise under which to practice the same level of hatred and sexism they claim to be against.
I’m not really sure how MLP is “meant for boys”. Boys can watch them, but that doesn’t mean the show was meant for boys. The show is mainly for girls and their parents. But, of course, that doesn’t mean boys can’t watch them either. It just means that the show was never meant for boys. :/
Sweetie…I’m referring to the original series from the 80’s. Bonnie Zacherle had, in fact, intended it to be an adventure series for both girls, and boys. She has stated this herself. It was Hasbro that chose to market it exclusively to girls (it was also Hasbro’s directing the storyline to revolve around the toys (rather than the other way around) that made Lauren Faust leave Friendship is Magic after the first season).
Take a moment some time to look at some of the villain designs from the original g1 series, and note how they could easily be placed into any “boy” cartoon of the same era.
Also, the show often veered into some pretty damn dark territory, including a bunch of ponies singing about how much they hate some newborn ponies, and wouldn’t care if they were harmed or made into pets.
When it comes to the latest incarnation of the franchise, I guess we’re conveniently forgetting what Lauren Faust herself has said:
Lastly, you mean to tell me that this show is only ever “girly”?
There’s a pretty extensive page on TV Tropes dedicated solely to the amount of nightmare fuel in this show. The show even made an obvious reference to a book and movie about human sexuality in its first season.
Plus, listen to just the audio from Pinkie Pie’s mental breakdown in “Party of One”.
As I’ve said before, many of the top people working in today’s animation industry came from my generation - the ones that grew up with the bizarre, often-dark cartoons of the 80’s and early 90’s (I mean, for fuck’s sake, we had children’s cartoons based on HORROR MOVIES, including Toxic Crusaders, which was based on an R-rated Troma movie that features a child’s head being smashed under a car tire, and two girls hopping out of the car and taking pictures of the remains).
Cartoons themselves were not originally created for children, and even many of the ones supposedly aimed at a younger demographic slip in some seriously questionable material (remember when Animaniacs made a joke about fingering The Artist Formerly Known as Prince?).
Animation is for everyone on the planet, and it’s about time people stop forcing the stigma that it’s “just for kids”, as well as the idea that anything besides specific personal hygiene products should be specifically for any one gender identity.
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