oh wow that was a relatable poem

you should join the NaNoWriMo YWP, you'd fit in probably seamlessly

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That was lyrics from a Twenty-One Pilots song XD

 

I do actually write poetry sometimes but for some reason I'm way more nervous about sharing it than I am with my prose stuff

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Welp

 

I'm gonna vanish for a while to avoid spoilers for TLC

 

See y'all when I get back

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I might have to come back to see the end of Marx's simulator though

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Ooh, that's a smart idea. I might do the same? Idk yet

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IceWings are supposed to have tails that narrow to whip-thin but in the official art the HiveWing tails are way closer to that

 

also yeah hi I'm back

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uhm it might be a bit tricky to listen to my little siblings talking about Blue's Clues now 

 

lol thanks a lot Tui

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Everyone else who read TLC: Aaah romance I ship it so hard

Me: This character is great you guys--wait there was a romance

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I would love to see more awesome protective Molly Weasley-type dragon moms in WoF

 

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#MakeAmericaFountainsAgain

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Just had to explain to my brother that we don't really do freeplay RPs on here any more

 

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The SilkWings according to my brother: LotsOfWingsWings

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On the Fourth of July, at the fair we went to, there was a free-to-use whiteboard, and we fandom people, uh...kind of hijacked it

 

There was a drawing of Bendy and a drawing of Sans, and then I drew Cap's shield because I figured it was patriotic enough, but the brother known as Shard noticed that and added Zemo's Winter Soldier Instruction Manual below that, and so I couldn't resist going and adding Bucky's trigger words below that....

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I think, therefore I can't sleep. Philosophy, y'all.

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Ok but,,, vibranium vs. the Sonic Screwdriver??

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I swear every time I try to make a serious general-purpose notes page it devolves into random funny stuff my sibs said

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"The Love Car has lots of guns to kill all the bad guys!" ~Oncilla's Little Sister 2k18

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cASE IN POINT

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100 POSTS

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Warriors basically: Hey, remember this villain from the last series? Well, now he's back--as a GHOST!!!

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INFINITE KINGDOKS

 

 

 

 

*Gasp*

 

Doctor Strange is Witch Steve

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"Might as well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb" is one of my favorite idioms for some reason

 

I don't even know why, I just really like it

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Introvert fashion: a black t-shirt that says "Touch me and die"

 

Seriously though I'd absolutely wear that all the time

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Oncilla Rambles™: Predictive Justice

(Alt. title: Oncilla Has Strong Opinions About Something She Learned About in a Comic Book™)

 

[Mods, I apologize for the length of this; please let it through.]

 

A little background: Lately I've been reading the trade paperbacks for Marvel Comics' Ms. Marvel series (it's great by the way, tons of diversity, very relevant storylines, a strong-but-relatable protagonist), and I reached the one covering the Civil War II event. My first thought while reading it was, "Huh, so the plot of Civil War II is 'Captain Marvel thinks Project Insight* is a good idea.'" 

 

(Side note before I go on: IRL predictive justice, like most IRL things compared to the comics-verse, is apparently a very different thing which is a lot less extreme. It's not without problems, but it's not what I'm talking about RN.)

 

The basic gist of it was, Captain Marvel (not to be confused with Ms. Marvel) and some of her allies found a guy whose superpower is insane skills at probabilities. They figured out that they could use his powers to predict the likelihood that someone would commit a crime, and they recruited Ms. Marvel to go out and stop people before they could commit crimes based on the one guy's predictions.

 

And there are problems with that.

 

The book was not ignorant of this; the main plot thread was Ms. Marvel slowly becoming more and more uncomfortable with that system of justice. Because, as Captain America would say, "This isn't freedom, this is fear."** However, after thinking about it for most of the day***, I've come to the conclusion that there are more problems than just the dystopian-ness. There are even problems beyond the inherent danger of trusting a single person with everyone's freedom. Namely: it wouldn't work.

 

The whole goal of the project, in the story, is to lower the crime rates. But if my observations of human nature are correct, it would actually raise them. Because better to be hanged for a sheep than a lamb, right?† If they're going to arrest you regardless of whether you do anything, why not actually commit that crime and get that food for your family or the catharsis of revenge or whatever you were considering doing the crime for? Or even just for the sake of rebelling against the ones doing the arresting?

 

Adding more anger and fear to a society will never make it safer. People want to be trusted. They want to live in a community they helped to build and maintain and are invested in, not in a society they were forced to participate in or be punished. There's a reason cleaning up a crime-ridden area and giving residents a reason to feel proud of it works better than just enforcing the laws more strictly.

 

Thank you for reading my opinionated rantings on comic books and sociology. If you got through that wall of text, have a virtual cookie.

 

 

*From the movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier

**Also CA:TWS

***And technically well into the night too, wHAT NO IT'S NOT ThReE IN THE MOrnING

†Yes this is absolutely why I was thinking about that phrase

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The mods have a habit of sending my long posts through a lot faster than my short posts; that took like a minute to go through

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poke

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The Google Docs "Explore" function:

 

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (book by J.K. Rowling)

Related to Wakanda"

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whaaaat

 

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PhD in Deliberation

Speak softly and carry a big stick.

 

I am a Mormon

I'm not very good at it 

 

 

 

Foolizh autocoreect

Right?

 

And now for another episode of "Stupid SilkWing names":

 

According to my ancient dictionary, there is a butterfly that at one point was known as the semicolon butterfly (I say "at one point" because a Google search only turns up people's tattoos, so I guess nobody calls it that anymore). Therefore, you could technically name a SilkWing "Semicolon."

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my brother just said "i don't take orders from crazy people" and i think this is my life motto now

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The wargs in the LoTR movies look like entelodonts

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Oooh, 4200 stars... moons I'm such a nerd

 

 

On a totally unrelated note, "Sound of Silence" is actually highly relevant to our era of disconnection and people who can't put down their phones to actually talk to each other. "People talking without speaking," anyone? And if "And the people bowed and prayed/To the neon god they made" isn't talking about all-consuming technology then I don't know what is.

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Thanos: All things. Perfectly balanced.

*Drunk Valkyrie stumbles off the side of a ramp*

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apparently i'm really grouchy rn

 

i don't feel grouchy but i just had about eight threads in a row where i typed up a highly sarcastic response and then gone "wait no that's mean i can't post that"

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I think this cat-naming thing is going a little overboard

 

Our kitten's current name is High Rocket-Kitty Overlord, Black Panther Hazel Bucky Licky Cat Hela [REDACTED SURNAME], Kitsy (like Esquire apparently)

 

We...mostly just call her Hazel. 

 

i can explain most of these names if anyone wants me to

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I can't remember if it's "Immortals" or "Centuries" that everyone is always saying is Darkstalker's theme song but tbh they both fit really well

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Thank you.

 

You are now a TV.

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Someday I really want to Google Translate a script for something and then perform that

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