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by natraj
Thu May 18, 2017 3:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2519
Views: 270567

Re: The Darker Side of the News

yeah i mean in specific it is kind of eye-rolly that there is often a TREND of lenient sentencing being offered to Some People And Not Others because society is ~*so worried*~ about their futures but i don't think that's a problem because committing a crime should ruin your future forever and ever a...
by natraj
Sat May 13, 2017 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sense 8
Replies: 39
Views: 3430

Re: Sense 8

buckling down and watching the second season now. i miss old capheus i suppose i will wait before judging new capheus. there is a lot of eye candy s'true but german dude and cop look so generic and bland to me i can barely tell them apart if they have vaguely similar facial hairs. also lito is const...
by natraj
Mon May 08, 2017 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sense 8
Replies: 39
Views: 3430

Re: Sense 8

yeah and it's not even only that the white chars carry the story while the poc play support (though that's bad enough) but the personal stories the poc get are all very exotified/stereotyped. like, indian woman struggling with marriage for love vs family expectations? korean woman balancing her Duty...
by natraj
Sun May 07, 2017 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sense 8
Replies: 39
Views: 3430

Re: Sense 8

oh, right, the second season is out now. i found the premise of this show so incredibly intriguing and then its execution so awful; i'm still ambivalent about watching s2. i keep WANTING to love it SO much and then i just don't. the constant sledgehammering with exposition, the absolutely galling tr...
by natraj
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1604
Views: 72602

Re: Trump presidency

At this point, it's a situation where only a statement of "Guys, Spicey is resigning because holy crap am I bad at this job" is the only graceful way out. that's allowing the charitable interpretation that this episode was an instance of spicer being bad at his job. if we look at the enti...
by natraj
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 113
Views: 5019

Re: Logon

I'm going to have to go ahead and call US-centrism on this (you're from there, right? Sorry if I'm assuming). In South Africa, being shot for your cellphone and/or whatever cash you have on you is not exactly common but not unheard of. I think there was recently a story about a guy killed for R20 (...
by natraj
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 977097

Re: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt

thanks that is p helpful! my suit is a deep plum colour. i was thinking probably black shoes b/c similar to navy i think it could go well with many brown shoes but the next time i get a suit it will likely be grey or black, and i don't want to have to get a second pair of shoes cuz black shoes go wi...
by natraj
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 977097

Re: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt

so recently i got myself a v nice bespoke suit made because i did not own even a single suit for actual occasions where i might need to wear one, and also finding really decent menswhere when you are small and trans and femme is obnoxious both in terms of finding things in your size AND in terms of ...
by natraj
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 113
Views: 5019

Re: Logan

right no i get if the intention is you're not supposed to understand it as an english speaker , i am not saying the captions should translate what they're saying in other languages. i am saying that if the movie has people speaking other languages and the movie does not subtitle it, the captions sho...
by natraj
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 113
Views: 5019

Re: Logan

on a tangent note, i watch everything with captions (not subtitles) and i get mega angry when the captions have been captioning english dialogue and then someone switches to another language (e.g. laura speaking spanish) and the captions just go "[speaks Spanish]" like talk about anglo-cen...
by natraj
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1604
Views: 72602

Re: Trump presidency

And once more, I need to emphasize that I fully understand that the drug lords and gang-members are a minority of South-American immigrants. That doesn't change the fact that they exist and the drug gangs need to be a consideration as part of our National Security posture. accurate, and if we wante...
by natraj
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1604
Views: 72602

Re: Trump presidency

i'm really tempted to draw you a map and show you exactly what continent india is on, KE. anyway though yes there are reasons for us folks from asia to support open immigration. it is possible to support things for reasons other than 100% self-interest just because ethically you feel it is the right...
by natraj
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1604
Views: 72602

Re: Trump presidency

what? you have to pass a civics exam to naturalize. i remember helping my mom study for it when i was a kid. it's funny cuz i don't think many natural-born citizens could pass it it asks all kinds of questions about government that most people don't know, so the pretense that we expect immigrants to...
by natraj
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2519
Views: 270567

Re: The Darker Side of the News

believe me, i am well aware that many doctors are extremely lacking in basic human decency and are chock-full of the homophobic and virulently transphobic ideas that you are currently putting forth. i've worked in the medical field a long time and it's pretty condescending to assume, as zohar pointe...
by natraj
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2519
Views: 270567

Re: The Darker Side of the News

If a doctor is suggested birth control for something other than preventing pregnancy, than orientation tends to be irrelevant anyways. The "bugging them for birth control" is more in response to the "are you planning on getting pregnant?" question not if they're using the birth ...
by natraj
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Split
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: Split

i literally have did so i don't need you preaching nonsense at me. i still hate this hatepiece of a movie. even if your incorrect reply was true which it isn't, people just conflate mental illness all the time anyway and one crazyperson is p much the same as another to neurotypical folk so it doesn'...
by natraj
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Split
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: Split

ugh this movie makes me furious. i am definitely not ready to forgive him for continuing to contribute to the demonization of people with mental illness. this movie is a hateful ablist piece of trash and i get so tired of media using mental illnesses -- especially highly stigmatized and patholigized...
by natraj
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8132
Views: 950432

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

speaking of transitioning, do any other NB people in this thread know of anyone who's taken testosterone for only a short-ish period of time and then stopped? i was on t for about three or so years, and now have been off it for about three or four. i am bad at keeping track of time. i know two othe...
by natraj
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The OA
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: The OA

i tried watching it because i saw a number of friends talking positively about it and also was excited by shows that cast actual trans (asian! teen!) actors to play trans (asian! teen!) characters, but i have not finished it because i stopped after... maybe five? i forget. episodes or so because i w...
by natraj
Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 95
Views: 5838

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe

wow yeah. the idea that portraying same-gender romantic relationships somehow has to be inherently sexualized is pretty gross, honestly. media has looooooooooong portrayed heterosexual romances (sexualized or not) without people immediately going "Oh me yarm sex" just because people are in...
by natraj
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 95
Views: 5838

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe

i definitely also read chirrut and baze as lovers. the director has said that people can read into their relationship if they like but lbrh if one of them were a woman there would have been no ambiguity about their relationship. everyone has such different reactions to the cg! to me it was SO extre...
by natraj
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Moana
Replies: 34
Views: 3914

Re: Moana

the name of the protagonist is moana in the us. they changed her name in some other places i think because there is a popular italian pornstar named moana and also some trademark conflict. but the protag is still named moana over here so so is the film.
by natraj
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 525134

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'll wait on a whatever policies he exposes to make a final decision on if he's just more unfiltered or a real racist. I sometimes think that Trump sounds worse because other politicians filter so hard so as not to offend anyone. you know this doesn't mean trump isn't racist, right, it just means o...
by natraj
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 525134

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

what no that was me i'm a sex worker and i have been around this forum for-ever and i had been eye-rolling at lucrece's post i just didn't want to derail the election thread with a whole lot of stuff about sex work cuz boy do i have thoughts about sex work. but yeah like... it was brothel owners the...
by natraj
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Luke Cage
Replies: 23
Views: 2043

Re: Luke Cage

I am only a few episodes in but so far I am enjoying it a lot. I feel like its writing quality is incredibly up and down, though, and it feels like its writers do not have enough faith in their own writing ability, or enough faith in their audience, or both. For example, its very opening scene of th...
by natraj
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8132
Views: 950432

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

It seems kinda weird and almost... "cheating" in some way, conceptually... when people use "bi" to mean attracted to one of the binary genders and a nonbinary one. Like, I've seen ciswomen who say that they're attracted to cismen and transmen, and thus "bi"; to me, tha...
by natraj
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 5948

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

English actors play American actors and vice versa all the time. Idris Elba has played the part of historical African Americans, when he isn't even American. The point is that nationality is not a race, especially in some sci-fi globalized society. It's a shitty essentialist argument where people w...
by natraj
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 5948

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

This reminds me when Miss Japan, who was of mainly African features as she had a Japanese mother and an African American father, was told while she grew up in Japan (she grew there, she speaks Japanese and really shitty English) that she was not really Japanese. Apparently being Japanese is not a n...
by natraj
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5246
Views: 644881

Re: Police misbehavior thread

every time i have been detained by cops outside a vehicle they tell me to put my hands on the vehicle. it may have been autopilot like, you put your hands up and turn around next to the car and put them on the car, that is the unthreatening position of compliance.

anyway it was murder.
by natraj
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Moana
Replies: 34
Views: 3914

Re: Moana

yeah i don't think i would count on this movie to help your knowledge of pacific islander culture. also it is strange and kind of terrible when figures like maui are put alongside figures like hercules in terms of "fantasy/mythological figures whose stories disney is going to take and bastardiz...
by natraj
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker
Replies: 168
Views: 11002

Re: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker

Why would Capt. Boomerang be more relatable to the audience than Deadshot? A: Capt. Boomerang's story arc is utter shit . B: Virtually everyone I know said that Will Smith's Deadshot is basically the best thing about the movie. Everyone I know was able to relate to Deadshot's drama with his daughte...
by natraj
Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker
Replies: 168
Views: 11002

Re: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker

i legit did not care at all about that youtuber's version of suicide squad to be honest, like, we have seventeen zillion hollywood movies already that are Generic Boring Mediocre White Dude Who For Some Unfathomable Reason We Are All Supposed To Care About i was totally thrilled that suicide squad h...
by natraj
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books fleeting thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 2880

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

AngrySquirrel wrote:Tout est dit, et l'on vient trop tard depuis plus de sept mille ans qu'il y a des hommes qui pensent.


i feel very much for you :(
by natraj
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1361
Views: 172286

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

yeah, i don't see how driverless cars are going to be any more of a problem on the hypothetical cleanliness and/or damage front than any other car sharing that is already in place. obviously some subset of the population may damage or mess the cars but then there will likely be a way to report if yo...
by natraj
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Target stores adding a third bathroom for transgender people to use.
Replies: 14
Views: 2601

Re: Target stores adding a third bathroom for transgender people to use.

also the premise of this thread is completely ridiculous to begin with. the way it is phrased -- that unisex bathrooms are more dangerous juxtaposed with the fact that target is adding unisex bathrooms for trans folks -- incredibly disingenuously makes it misleadingly seem like target is putting in ...
by natraj
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kubo and the Two Strings
Replies: 60
Views: 4071

Re: Kubo and the Two Strings

i just got done seeing it and i'm very glad i did. one of the 'big' reveals was pretty blatantly telegraphed and not actually a reveal at all, it seemed hella obvious to me and the friend i was watching with pretty much the whole time but that didn't actually detract from our enjoyment of the story ...
by natraj
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: China Mieville
Replies: 12
Views: 1766

Re: China Mieville

a) it is 110% possible to include social issues of race, class, etc, in fantasy/science-fiction worlds without, in fact, including any real-world races in them. in fact, in is very close to un-possible for real life human beings, steeped as we are in the actual-factual world, to avoid doing so. fant...
by natraj
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: China Mieville
Replies: 12
Views: 1766

Re: China Mieville

china mieville writes the kinds of books i really WANT to love. there are ideas he has in them about worldbuilding in bas lag & embassytown, about LANGUAGE with the host & ambassadors, that are fascinating and delightful to me. but in execution he is just so very much an eye rolly whiteboy i...
by natraj
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker
Replies: 168
Views: 11002

Re: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker

ant man was thoroughly mediocre, as was iron man 3 (tho the first was great) i am a p huge marvel stan honestly but most of the mcu is Just Ok and its low points are Pretty Low i feel like it just coasts on how good, like, iron man and captain america are and then people have these rose glasses on a...
by natraj
Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker
Replies: 168
Views: 11002

Re: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker

i am astounded that after the mcu was held up as our "high standards" that list of counterpoint comic book movies did not include age of ultron, the worst travesty to come out of the mcu yet. tbh i feel guilty even mentioning it because by and large i like to forget it even ever was made.

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