I didn’t tell enough people
to fuck off.
oh captain, my captain: dead poets society + colour palettes
Artist: The Velvet Underground
Track: Stephanie Says
Album: White Light/White Heat
Theme: He Said She Said
Ron the Swan ☀️
- If you identify as a woman, that in no ways means you need to agree with all women on everything
- If you identify as a woman and you disagree with another woman, that in no way gives you the right to disrespect her with names such as bitch, cunt, whore, slut, etc.
- If you identify as a woman and you do these things, you are no friend to women, no friend to feminism.
- That nudity is inherently sexual
- That people should be judged for their personal decisions
- That yelling solves problems
- That they are too young to be talking about the things they’re already starting to ask questions about
- That age correlates to importance
- That interacting with someone of the opposite sex is inherently romantic
- That the default for someone is straight and cisgender
You rise with the moon. I rise with the sun.
One thing that I think is wonderful about the Southern Raiders scene where Katara uses bloodbending is that Zuko sees Katara use this amazing and terrifying power to literally control another human, and he says nothing. He never even tries to bring it up. He just accepts it as part of who Katara is, another piece of herself that she unconsciously revealed to him without realizing. A piece of herself that was so dark and frightening that it reduced her to tears when she first used it and made her vow to never do so again. Zuko has every right to be scared witless of this girl who once threatened to kill him if he even put a nonexistent hair out of place on the Avatar’s bald head, a girl who could kill him by simply squeezing her fist and bursting his heart like an overripe piece of fruit. The truly amazing thing is that he isn’t though because he trusts Katara implicitly with his secrets and his emotions and his life. He knows that even in all of her fury she would not turn it against him. Maybe even a part of him knew that she couldn’t kill Yon Rha, but she just had to prove to herself that she was better than her mother’s murderer.
The other amazing thing is that Katara trusts him too though she might not be as aware of it at this point as he is of his trust in her. All this anger and rage and hurt that she has cooped up for most of her life in order to put on a brave face for her brother, father, grandmother, and lastly, Aang, she reveals to Zuko raw and unfiltered. It has always been this way between them. She never held back anything from him even when they were fighting, even when they were mortal enemies. Katara was painfully open with him when she wasn’t with anyone else. This comes to a head in the Southern Raiders when they are finally able to put their enmity aside and work together. She completely lets go. She doesn’t hold back. She doesn’t keep a single thing secret, she let’s all of her ugly feelings rise to the surface without hesitation. Maybe it’s because she always felt like she could be her true self with Zuko or possibly because she saw so much of herself in him. Maybe it’s a mixture of both. Either way, there is a bond between them that has been established since season 1 that has no equal within the series. So in a way, Zutara exists in the sense of a deeply personal, intimate, and unrivaled bond whether it is canon or not.
Poetry! I’m being chased by Walt Whitman!