Audrey says “fuck your gender roles”
This movie is super underrated.
Audrey is so underrated. How can you not love her?
I have a love-hate relationship with this movie.
On one hand it’s got awesome PoC characters who defy racial and gender stereotypes. It also discusses colonialism and how people tend to destroy indigenous cultures to obtain land and resources (which is why the crew ultimately decided a to pretend they never found Atlantis because they don’t want anyone else to try and destroy the culture).
But on the other hand, the whole plot is that Atlantis needs a white, cishet man to save it from extinction and for some reason he understand their culture and language better than they do.
hEY FUCK YOU OKAY
MILO WAS THE ANTITHESIS OF WHITE SAVIOR
HE WAS A NERDY USELESS LITTLE SHIT WHO WAS COWARDLY UNTIL OTHERS FORCED HIM TO ACT
HIS ONLY STRENGTHS WERE HIS MIND AND HIS ETHICS
HE WAS THE PERFECT DUDE FOR THE JOB AND THE REASON HE KNEW BETTER WAS BECAUSE HE RIGOROUSLY STUDIED TEXTS THAT HAD BEEN LOST OR DESTROYED IN ATLANTIS BECAUSE KIDA’S FATHER INTENTIONALLY LET HIS KINGDOM LAPSE INTO DECAY AND OBSCURITY
DO NOT PULL THAT WHITE SAVIOUR BULLSHIT BECAUSE MILO WAS A DAMN GOOD DUDE
PEOPLE ARE JUST MAD ABOUT THIS BECAUSE MILO WAS A WHITE CISHET DUDE BUT HE WAS NOT A WHITE MALE SAVIOR
ATLANTIS WAS LITERALLY DYING BECAUSE THE KING HAD PURPOSEFULLY HIDDEN THEIR ENERGY SOURCE AND SO THEY WERE LOSING THEIR OWN CULTURE TO TIME BECAUSE THEY WERE TRAPPED UNDERGROUND
THE ONLY REASON MILO KNEW MORE ABOUT THEIR OWN CULTURE WAS BECAUSE HE HAD ACCESS TO THE SHEPHERD’S JOURNAL AND THE EDUCATION TO TRANSLATE AND UNDERSTAND IT AND THROUGH THAT DID HE COME TO SAVE ATLANTIS
AND IN THE END THE CREW KEPT THE WHOLE THING A SECRET TO STOP SAID WHITE SAVIOR BULLSHIT FROM ACTUALLY HAPPENING BECAUSE IT ALMOST HAD WITH ROURKE, WHO WAS PLAYING THAT ANGLE TO DO WHAT AGAIN? OH YEAH, MAKE MONEY OFF THE NATIVES. WHO SOUNDS LIKE THE BAD GUY HERE??
DO NOT CALL MILO JAMES THATCH A WHITE SAVIOR I WILL FIGHT YOU ON THIS
When does Nagisa realize that he’s in love with Rei? Same thing with Rei!
It’s so difficult to say because doesn’t it seem like they have already? Yet they’re still not together! I can only guess, and yet there are so many moments between them I could be missing the subtlest, more important signs!
For Nagisa, the physical attraction came first. This is a true facet of his character, as we know he tends to fall for looks. However, these infatuations pass quickly, the horoscope notes. We can see his initial, physical attraction Rei pretty clearly in episode 3.
But what’s important is that his infatuation doesn’t end here. It develops further, past the initial stages of physical attraction. He doesn’t lose interest. It only grows and changes, develops to match Rei, who isn’t the suave athlete he appears. He’s a total dork, a stumbling, awkward, loud nerd. And that is what Nagisa ends up falling in love with.
Where, though, is this written in stone? It’s hard to say, because it happened so naturally. Nagisa hung off of Rei because he found him attractive and, through hanging off of him, grew closer until he became the one. He does take responsibility, too, and is protective or Rei beginning as early as episode 4. I’d say it’s pretty early on, because he is so protective of Rei, and takes his responsibility seriously, he is constantly looking out for Rei in ways he doesn’t for others quite as much. It’s a lot more sexual than romantic with Nagisa, because he is so shameless and such a tease, but there is genuine care behind all of his actions that goes far beyond initial attraction.
Timeline-wise, this was pretty soon after his simple physical attraction, yet he shows a genuine desire to support Rei. And this special attention eventually develops into love.
Nagisa expresses his love differently than Rei, though. He doesn’t stare longingly and isn’t quite as obvious in that way about his emotional attachment. But his joyfulness comes from having this close person to him that is all his, and it’s Rei’s presence that guides him through the nations relay, even when he’s not there. He is fully himself with Rei, feels safe when with Rei, and returns these feelings by protecting and defending Rei when necessary.
Rei has basically confessed his love when he said Nagisa “has an aura that I am attracted to and…I guess you can say that thanks to that, he has me completely wrapped around his finger” in the interview. And the way he looks at Nagisa gives it away completely.
When did he fall in love with Nagisa? Tough to say. He definitely had an attraction to him, beginning with when Nagisa called him beautiful. It’s the first time he really looks at Nagisa. He blushes, and then covers his face to try and regain composure.
e was partial to him, you can tell, because he joined swim team and began addressing him as “Nagisa-kun,” on more intimate terms. He becomes flustered and looks away before he blurts the new address out.
But was he in love with him at this point? Perhaps not. There was an attraction, an interest, but he barely knows Nagisa. He doesn’t know just how obnoxious and pushy he’s going to be, and he especially doesn’t know how much he’ll love every second of it regardless.
A lot of it was building up from there, as they became best friends and gradually began to rely on one another more than anyone else. And of course, the moment in the FrFr where he becomes flustered and reaches out for Nagisa’s hands. He becomes jealous easily, wanting all of Nagisa’s attention at several points. But I think episode 11 is where it was truly solidified. This look on his face is unlike any looks he gave Nagisa before, a look of purely gentle love.
And a lot of this just increased in what I call season 1 1/2, through the CD dramas, interviews, and official art, where Rei reveals more and more of his feelings for Nagisa.
Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”
Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.
The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:
“During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with”
Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family.
Fuck this guy fuck the self-satisfied look on his face fuck anyone who thought this was a good idea just fuck fuck FUCK
"it’s a life too!!"
That poor child had to SUFFER what few days he or she lived. Imagine the parents having to live with that now. THEY WILL REMEMBER THIS. And those assholes celebrating him not doing the abortion? NO.
“After this I go to work at a pizza shop. My wife and I were college professors in Bangladesh. I taught accounting. But one dollar in America becomes eighty dollars when we send it back home.”
People forget, when immigrants come to this country they start from scratch. They could have been lawyers in their home country, but in the US..it means nothing. You think a HS diploma from Bangladesh means anything in this country? My mom was a top student in the country, went to all the best school and got the best of everything…but when she got here it meant squat and she was cleaning other people’s homes and scrubbing their toilets. This is why I get pissed of when people talk smack about immigrants. They at least are doing something…..heading for a goal..making sacrifices…what are you doing with your life?
^ My parents were college-educated teachers in their home country and came to the U.S. with nothing but empty pockets, a dash of hope, and a belief in God. They also scrubbed toilets in people’s homes to make enough to provide for their children, and that’s probably not something a lot of educated professionals would be able to do. I know I wouldn’t be able to do it. Pride would get in the way.
THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT.
Shoutout to my parents
and you know, shout out to our im/migrant parents who were not college educated before they came to the U.S and don’t share a narrative of going from “riches to rags.” shout out to my im/migrant parents who were laborers at home and are still laborers here.
i think it’s important to honor the complexities of our parents histories and uplift their triumphs but let’s remember to do so in a way that honors all of the ways im/migrants exist and all of the places we and our parents come from. we don’t have to prove that capitalism, white supremacy, classism, etc is awful because our parents were once revered college professors or doctors. we don’t have to believe in that assimilation.