Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made
Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.
He proceeded to show it to us in class.
If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
we’re doing this rn in theology class but im gonna be That Person and ask for a source because this sounds legit but if im gonna talk about this im gonna need to cite something
ok found a few sources for this actually so Yes this seems like a solid reading of the quote
http://www.ualberta.ca/~cbidwell/DCAS/third.htm (about a third of the way down)
I need someone to preach this. I’ll have to use it in some spoken word at church.
Yay, sources! I heard this a while ago but didn’t have any evidence to go on. I’m so glad. That passage isn’t about being nice to your oppressors, turning the other cheek isn’t an act of passivity. It’s about turning the tables and taking back dignity. It’s about shaming those who would oppress. People don’t seem to get that Jesus wasn’t a ‘bear your yoke quietly’ kind of guy. He was an agitator and a radical, and these kind of readings inspire me so much to fight, not just people on the street but people in the church who would have us accept their toxic teachings and ask for more.
Yeah, shit like this? Just proves how much those in power deliberately warp shit to their benefit. They twist any sort of resistance to the status quo to be utterly useless and then sneak it into everything as subtle propaganda. Like how “violence is never the answer” and “an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind” are the twisted versions that deprive folks of justice. No revolution was truly 100% bloodless, tho history can be rewritten to erase that fact, or skew it to serve as fear-mongering bullshit.
#deleting the comment about slapping hoes#but yeah this is a legitimate reading#there’s actually a lot of debate about how specifically you’re supposed to read this#some stuff is along these lines#that is#that a person in power slaps and a member of the minority reacts in a way that changes the situation#or i’ve also seen explanations that he’s talking about how it’s referring to being slapped by an equal so the power dynamic doesn’t enter in#to the situation#but most theologians i trust agree that this should not be read in the pop culture reading of#see you need to turn the other cheek so i can hit you again!#part time theologian
The central fact in Black Science Fiction - self-consciously so named or not - is an acknowledgement that Apocalypse already happened: that (in PE’s phrase) Armageddon been in effect. Black SF writers - Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler - write about worlds after catastrophic disaster; about the modalities of identity without hope of resolution, where race and nation and neighborhood and family are none of them enough to obviate betrayal…
Mark Sinker, Loving The Alien: Black Science Fiction (1992)
I was worried that the cleaner might have lost her job over this, but apparently the company that employs her stood up for her and said she was just doing her job.
Now I can comfortably lol.
this is all about the artists who have been able to better interpret the meaning of contemporary art, which is to interact with the environment.
i don’t know who this lady is but anyone who decided to wear that dress is pretty high up on the list of people i’m fond of
in my defense, erinna ruined my life first by showing me the robot fucking from dmmd
NO THAT IS NO EXCUSE BECAUSE YOU BOTH ALSO SHOWED ME THAT and by the time you sent that email saying ‘hey I think you’d like Rin’ I was already like 11k into writing my first dmmd fic so you KNEW JUST HOW RUINOUS YOUR ACTIONS MIGHT PROVE TO BE. GOOD SIR I SHALL NOT TAKE YOUR DEFENSE AS IT IS BASELESS AND FRANKLY INSULTING.
*lies down and cries* Audreeeeeeeeey why couldn’t you have shown me a game where the character most likely to steal my heart doesn’t die horribly in the creator company’s and fandom’s preferred route :( :( :( :( :( :(
*clutches your legs and wails for a while*
hey mary do u remember that time i asked you what the fakey fantasy pseudo medieval version of a crowbar was
bc idk how much you can put your loving the character who has the worst time at anyones feet, like beckah’s weird thing for furries it’s beyond mere mortal ken at this point
I suppose earlier generations had to sit through all this huffing and puffing with the invention of television, the phone, cinema, radio, the car, the bicycle, printing, the wheel and so on, but you would think we would learn the way these things work, which is this:
1) everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal;
2) anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it;
3) anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really.
Apply this list to movies, rock music, word processors and mobile phones to work out how old you are.
douglas adams writing about technology in 1999.
Headcanon: Abed only got his job at SHIELD as a spousal benefit when they recruited Troy for their gadgets division
Evidence, incontrovertible: When everything else in Fury’s car was broken, what was still 100% operational? THE AIR CONDITIONING.
Bunny, related: Abed meets Sam while visiting Troy in the hospital and explains to him, scene by scene, why he is definitely the lead in a romcom, not the sidekick in an action movie.