the usual approach
does kurama just agree to do stuff on account of people assuming he knows how to do things because he’s technically hundreds of years old. team urameshi needs to drive somewhere and they’re like “kurama you drive” but he’s only lived for 15 years as a human and there are no cars in demon world. he is going to drive anyways
kurama has the long-suffering thing going on where he just accepts stuff like that as his Duty, ”yusuke i will drive this car for as long as i can and you must continue when i fall”, yusukes like ”DUDE..”
10 years ago today, Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way went back in time to sedouce Volxemort and protect all of us from his evil plans
reblog this post to honor Enoby’s brave sacrifice, ignore if you’re a prep or a poser
Ron helping Harry calm down after a panic attack because he thought his scar hurt when it was just a normal headache
Ron learning how to use the telephone properly so Harry could call him if he woke up in the middle of the night before of a nightmare
Ron quickly making a joke and changing the topic when a conversation became obviously uncomfortable for Harry.
Ron telling the reporters to piss off when they tried to crowd around Harry.
Ron actually being the best friend Harry could ever have asked for.
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"Men’s Rights" activist and self-proclaimed philosopher Stefan Molyneux pretends to be a woman posting a positive comment on his own video “debunking” Frozen but completely fails at account switching
That last article is particularly interesting because some of the specific proven examples of 4chan trolls impersonating radical feminists (the “End fathers day” and “white people can’t be raped” ones specifically) are things that friends of mine have wholeheartedly believed and pointed to as examples of “internet feminists” being crazy and useless.
Pretty sure Goku actually feels those punches cuz he lets his guard down when he’s around his wife. (Still she’s kinda crazy in this filler, smacking him around when he’s bedridden. Wow.)
This inspired a long IN DEFENSE OF CHICHI post (which isn’t aimed at betaruga, who is a pretty big Chichi supporter, this just fits with the gif/post).
It’s hard to put Chichi into context when you’re a kid (although I always totally understood her WTF MY BABY IS FIGHTING shit, CHICHI HATERS CAN LEAVE), but when I got back into DBZ about a year ago, I started thinking about it…
First, Chichi is like…22 here? 23? CHICHI AND GOKU ARE YOUNG, MAN.
The Sons live a pretty isolated life, out in the sticks, so Chichi has gotten pretty used to a quiet life with just her son and husband and occasionally her father. We learn right from the start of DBZ that Gohan is pretty sheltered.
It’s also pretty obvious that when Goku takes Gohan to see everyone, this is likely the first time Gohan has ever left Mt Paozu or maybe even just the area surrounding the Son house. It seems really likely to me that Chichi was really worried about Gohan leaving (especially without her, with just Goku) - and just about him picking up bad habits (somehow, in the course of a few hours - Chichi is a pretty typical overworried first mom, if taken to an extreme).
So given all that, Chichi’s reactions suddenly become SUPER FUCKING UNDERSTANDABLE. The first time her baby leaves home ever, it’s just supposed to be for a few hours…and instead her husband gets killed and her 4-YEAR-OLD CHILD is kidnapped by a self-described demon (Piccolo) who, the last and only time Chichi ever met him, ate God, tried to kill Goku (and beat him up really fucking badly in the process), and wanted to take over the world. AND NONE OF HER HUSBAND’S FRIENDS/MENTOR WILL EVEN CONSIDER GETTING GOHAN BACK.
So a year later she has to watch (from a distance, on a television/later a magical crysta)l her tiny little son - WHO SHE HASN’T SEEN IN A YEAR, REMEMBER - fight these aliens from another planet (aliens she just learned her husband is one of), practically die. The first time she sees her son OR husband in a year, and Goku is beaten to near death and Gohan is naked and bruised and unconscious.
People always got mad - even in the canon, Yajirobe and Krillin comment on it - how Chichi just ignores Goku for Gohan, but holy fuck, of course she does. Last she saw either of them, Goku was taking Gohan on a day trip THAT SHE WAS ALREADY WORRIED ABOUT and then everything went to shit. Even though Goku actually did the best he could, I’m sure to this young, fairly sheltered/isolated 23-year-old woman - who basically puts Goku on a pedestal most of the time when it comes to strength and fighting - on some level, Goku basically failed in his duty to protect their son.
Goddamn, no wonder she’s fucking pissed at him. Even though Goku and Gohan going on the trip to Kame House really didn’t have much to do with anything - Radditz would have tracked him down at home, probably taken Gohan, Piccolo would have joined up, etc - when you see things from Chichi’s perspective, her reactions totally make sense.
Like. When you look back over DBZ and remember that Chichi is in her early 20s, she’s a young first mom, she’s grown up (and remained so as an adult) pretty sheltered/isolated from other people, her tiny son who isn’t really a fighter ANYWAYS (and she doesn’t want him to be) is constantly being thrown into battles that even her AMAZING STRONGEST EVER HUSBAND can’t always handle, his best friends are a self-proclaimed demon king and her husband’s friends…man, Chichi doesn’t seem so out of whack. She seems pretty understandable.
The whole kyoiku mama thing is just an entirely different post, but wiki that phrase to understand it - Chichi’s behavior was meant, especially at the start, to be humorous and a rip on kyoiku mamas. Later, though, we see that Gohan really is more suited to being a scholar, and prefers it to always fighting. It’s my belief that part of the reason Goten got to train with mom instead of study was a mix of fellowing with older age/Goku’s death, Goten clearly resembling Goku more, Goten being the second son, and that Chichi saw that Goten was more suited to fighting than studying.
Although I refuse to believe that Goten would have ever allowed to be anything less than a B+ student, that bit of fanon is fandoms of ALL cultures and I’ve never agreed with it. Goten doesn’t have to be a genius, but I just do not believe Chichi would allow any of her children to get mediocre or bad grades.
Plato, Symposium (179e)