safety tips from Anubis
oh my fucking god
Probably because she sees her husband rushing after the woman who tried to kill her and she puts two and two together and comes up with HELL NO?
I am 100 percent Team Regina and 100 percent Team Outlaw Queen forever and always, ride or die, etc., but we have to look at this how Marian’s looking at this: she was pulled through a time portal and sent 30+ years into the future. In Marian’s head, all she has to work with is what she knows from the Enchanted Forest. And back there, she’d been separated from Robin and Roland, presumed Robin was dead, helped Snow only to be captured by the black knights and used as an example as Regina threatened more townspeople and then she was sentenced to death, rescued by Emma only to watch Regina GLEEFULLY burn Snow White at the stake.
So yeah, I can see why she’d be pretty mad that Regina was now involved with her husband and son and even angrier when her husband rushes out after Regina. She’s in a brand new realm, 30+ years have passed for everyone else and she’s confused and scared and then she sees that? Of course she’s going to have issues with Robin’s life choices…which I’m sure will eventually lead to them realizing that too much has changed for them to be together or whatever the story is going to be…but for now, I think she’s justified in her anger.
As if anyone could really forget the most quoted line in “The Avengers” — “I’ve got red in my ledger; I’d like to wipe it out” — it helps to have that line fresh in your mind when deconstructing what Widow does in the final act of what’s billed as a Captain America movie. Black Widow doesn’t wipe out the red in her ledger. No, she blasts her ledger out to the world, like it was the grisliest email forward of all time. We know from her heart to heart with Hawkeye that the shame she feels about what she’s done is real, and she hesitates when she realizes that taking down the bad guys means revealing her secrets. But she does it anyway, because she’s not just a spy anymore; she’s a super hero, and she makes a super hero’s sacrifice. (x)
I can’t help thinking also that such a major theme of this movie is secrecy: how dangerous it is to do things in the dark, because if you don’t have to confess to what you’re doing, you never really have to own it. You don’t have to own your acts, or the consequences of your acts. No one can hold you responsible. In Natasha’s case, shining a light into the dark exposes both the secret things that she’s done and the secret things that have been done to her— most of which are intimately connected. To expose herself means exposing herself both as perpetrator and victim, not only as someone who has done terrible things, but also as someone who has been vulnerable in terrible ways. For Natasha, that is a very major sacrifice. But at the same time, it’s an act of strength: a statement that she is strong enough, and enough at peace, to own herself, to contain her history.
That, to me, is an arc of the movie that’s almost unspoken: from Natasha’s devotion to Fury, which hints at a past in which he has helped her grow towards that peace, to her interactions with Steve, which seem like a kind of self-test: if this person, this fundamentally decent and loving person, can trust her, then maybe…? And this is the climax of that arc, the point at which she herself has to judge whether she is someone who can be seen without shame. Someone who can stand up under that scrutiny. And she does. And that takes unbelievable courage.
Todd Akin, Asshole of the Day for July 10, 2014
We didn’t start Asshole of the Day until May 2013, so we missed Todd Akin the first time around. But he’s back, and he has a book, and God help us all, it sort of sounds like he might run again.
Back in 2013 he said:
"if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
But apparently the criticism he faced for that, which helped to derail his senate campaign, was not enough. Rather than just slink away, he wants to talk about it again 2 years later. He rescinds his apology and says he was right all along:
"By asking the public at large for forgiveness," Akin says in the book, "I was validating the willful misinterpretation of what I had said."
He adds that the media misconstrued his words and explains why he’s still right about rape and pregnancy. "My comment about a woman’s body shutting the pregnancy down was directed to the impact of stress of fertilization. This is something fertility doctors debate and discuss. Doubt me? Google ‘stress and infertility,’ and you will find a library of research" on the impact of stress on fertilization, he writes.
And Akin doubles down on the term “legitimate,” which he says refers to a rape claim that can be proved by “evidence,” as opposed to one used “to avoid an unwanted pregnancy.”
But of course Todd Akin is wrong, wrong, wrong. As we pointed out last year when we named Rep. Trent Franks as Asshole of the Day for claiming “the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy is very low.”, women do get pregnant from rape. Lots of them. It’s not a small number— 30,000 women get pregnant by rape each year:
Medical experts agree that rape does not lower the incidence of pregnancy, with one study by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology finding that more than 30,000 pregnancies result from rape in the United States each year.
And why does it matter that Todd Akin is wrong about this? And why does he keep saying that rape somehow magically prevents pregnancy? Because majorities of Americans have consistently supported abortion as an option in cases of rape. But guys like Todd Akin want to outlaw abortion in every case, so to get people to go along, they have to convince people that they aren’t forcing rape victims to carry and raise rape babies. And the way some of them do it is by coming up with cockamamie arguments that raped women don’t get pregnant because then there doesn’t need to be any exception. That’s why.
Which is also why Akin is suggesting that some rapes aren’t legitimate— because by defining legitimate rapes as so horrible the woman’s body is so stressed it doesn’t become pregnant, then he’s defined away all those other women as not being legitimately raped.
It’s horrible and offensive that Akin made this argument to start, and even more offensive that he’s still making it now. But make no mistake— this is the argument that he’s making with all his “legitimate rape” and “stress prevents pregnancy” bullshit. He’s doing it to hide how he wants to compel rape victims to bear their rapist’s baby. And for that, he is Asshole of the Day.
It is Todd Akin’s first time as Asshole of the Day.
Full story: Mother Jones
Yeah, I’m trying to bank on the fact that he wasn’t looking at her when he said that so that she couldn’t see the lie in his eyes and so wouldn’t have her guy kill him then and there.
But really Chris, I was so disappointed to hear you say that. Not angry. Disappointed.
This is such a good question. It’s not on the Amazon pre order list for the whole summer, so it’s not out there, and not coming anytime soon. Write WarnerBrosTV, 4000 Warner Blvd, Burbank, CA 91522 and ask. Tweet them on Monday, along with bad_robot to ask.
It’s ridiculous that it’s not out yet … it’s like all the suits are pretending this hit show never happened and I have no idea why. It’s won awards. It ranked 30 in the top 50 shows in the 18-49 demographic, it was the critics’ top pick for best new show in 2013, it was FOXTV’s seventh most watched show counting the reality shows, it maintained six million fans DESPITE the schedule being jerked around by FOX and being up against killer competition, it had a five year story plan, it’s a hit worldwide. Yes, it was expensive the first year but a lot of the special effects are already done.
By anyone’s standards, this show should have been renewed, was even recc’d for renewal by Kevin Reilly but Peter Rice, FOX CEO over ruled him (and Kevin left the network soon after — coincidence?) If a show like Almost Human with a truly great cast can’t get renewed despite being a hit … well, I can’t bring myself to care about any new show now. What’s the point? Excellence is no guarantee that the show will survive and I’m tired of caring about shows that networks and producers can’t be bothered to support.
Yeah I mean why wait? If the show was supposedly too expensive for renewal according to Fox you’d think that Warner Bros would rush the DVD out while the audience is still interested to make back a profit for themselves. Since they have the rights to money gained from DVDs sold last I checked, and now they won’t be getting revenue from a second season.
being a kaidan fan is suffering, it’s like
- even bioware spells his name wrong. even bioware
- liara and garrus and tali and practically everyone else in the franchise get oodles of merchandising and there are garrus busts and detailed figures and play arts figures and liara busts and detailed figures and play arts figures and they’re constantly being announced and then for kaidan it’s like “if you squint, this one t-shirt is for you, kaidan fans!”
I think it would be better if the squad mates romance availability are based on whether Shepard went on Paragon or Renegade rather than Shepard’s gender.
At the very least, the scores should have had a bigger effect on the relationships between Shepard and the crew. I mean Liara butts head with Javik all the time regarding his views, while Shepard can agree with him every step of the way and she won’t say a thing. I would think all the LI’s would have an issue with Shepard gunning down Falere after letting Samara commit suicide, but not a word.
Of course, the thing is, if the LI’s were on a Paragon/Renegade scale, I’m pretty sure they’d mostly fall on the Paragon side more than the Renegade - the closest to a Renegade-aligned LI we get is Jack, who’s more in the middle of the scale (I’d call her Chaotic Neutral, but let’s not bring a separate alignment scale into things). Blocking a romance on the grounds of the Paragon/Renegade score effectively cuts out romance for anyone playing Renegade.
Mass Effect DEFINITELY needed some kind of approval system in play like in Dragon Age, rather than just having the romances happen through taking the right dialogue option.