IM LOSING MY SHIT ON THE CON AHHH. GONNA SHARE PICS AND STUFF I GOT HHHH
NO ANON THANK YOU
I know I’m not here to make friends but it’s hard being here for 8-12 hours and not having anyone talk to you like a decent human being.
It’s not a healthy work environment either. People are social creatures, and going basically half your waking life without being able to talk to someone is emotionally draining. It’s too bad no one can be decent to you. :c
50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.
It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.
While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.
Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it.
It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.
Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society
I got real upset in SWTOR today. I tried accessing a Jedi Knight trainer once at lvl 3 or 4, only to find that the next available ability was only obtainable at 10. Idk if this was a glitch or not. I get to lvl 10 and the space station and find out that there are not only more abilities, but more ranks of my other abilities.
But then I thought, well that just means I cleared 95% of Tython on 4 rank 1 abilities, in a game I’ve never played before so that’s not all bad.