Regarding recent Adventure Time episodes.
Betty was an interesting episode, but the pacing seemed fucked, everything was too rushed.
Bad Timing was fantastic, though! I love funny LSP episodes, and this is the first one that also feels really tragic to me. Plus the cool experimental border / other dimension thing that Johnnie got sent to.
Also: “the inside missile for the protection of you”. Entry plug?? :P
And the mood flipping around from serious to less serious, to less serious tone but sad lyrics, to slower and larger sounding, to sad but faster, then to faster + more intense. It feels like the right sort of mood switch-ups.
And: “If you find the soul that you lost frozen in a starry void, take it within and hope the sight of blood can will signs of life to return. Back to the way that it was, long before it made a noise, to keep on quietly reminding you what’s never created or destroyed.” This feels very very (!) much to me like Yui’s plan and eventual state. Especially when paired with the music.
Marriage equality will, in time, fundamentally destroy “traditional marriage,” and I, for one, will dance on its grave.
It’s not a terribly difficult conclusion to draw.
As same-sex couples marry, they will be forced to re-imagine many tenets of your “traditional marriage.” In doing so, they will face a series of complicated questions:
Should one of us change our last name? And if so, who?
Should we have kids? Do we want to have kids? How do we want to have kids? Whose last name do our kids take?
How about housework, work-work, childcare? How do we assign these roles equitably? How do we cultivate a partnership that honors each of our professional and personal ambitions?
As questions continually arise, heterosexual couples will take notice — and be forced to address how much “traditional marriage” is built on gender roles and perpetuates a nauseating inequality that has no place in 2014.
A couple weeks ago Brett and I went to Kohl’s to go pants shopping because he needed new work pants, and my mom gave me a gift card to buy a new pair of jeans. We went to the junior’s section first so I could find my size 7 short jeans. First it took me a long time to even find some pants that were labeled in a short size, then all the pants just looked gross and stupid and I didn’t want to wear them, and they were really thin and made out of bad material. After some frustration, I put my pants shopping on hold so that we could go to the men’s section and find dress pants for Brett. It took only one minute for him to find his size and then another couple minutes to try them on, and then he was done.
So then I ventured into the women’s section, couldn’t find the petite section within the women’s section, and had no clue what my size is in women’s since the juniors section was full of crap, grabbed three different sizes of jeans, and tried them all on to figure out which one was the correct size.