Normal

What even is normal anymore? I refuse to let this be the new “normal”. It’s so draining, but the fight is worth it! It’s becoming more and more normal to think of self care, as the world is so draining. It’s becoming more and more normal to have people with mental health issues.

What are you best meme or gifs for Boris Johnson being the next Prime Minister of the UK?

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You are never too old, or too young!

Goodreads – Can you be “too old” for YA?

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Of course, one is never too old or to young to really read and enjoy a particular genre. In fact sometimes I believe that it can be particularly enjoyable when you are older to read young adult. Mainly because I believe it takes you back to a younger age. In fact, I am sure that “older” readers probably can relate it Young Adult even more than actual Young Adults. Mainly because we “young adults” wish we could live a life like this, in that moment. Yet, older readers have already lived it.

It’s not like it’s my weird crush on Shawn Mendez,lol.

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Kind of reminds me of Elvis a little.

But older people reading Young Adults, there’s nothing wrong about that. Books, of all genres, are for everything. They are there for everyone to read. Even children’s books! I’ve seen/read a lot of books that are for children, that have great messages for adults as well.

 

 

 

 

Blogging Update

I’ve been a bit quiet this week, responding and reading others blog posts. It was a big weekend this past weekend. It was a big birthday for my Mum. Although I didn’t have to organise that much and we had at a place where we didn’t have to clean up. It’s amazing how much of an effort it can all take up. Especially when you have people coming from interstate and then travel plans and sleeping arrangements get shuffled around. So I’m trying to get around to reading peoples blogs, but I will try and catch up!

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The Little Mermaid

I’m just going to start this of with saying…Oh my god, sometimes, I am REALLY ashamed to have the same skin colour as some really stupid people.

I am one of those people who honestly do not give two hoots about the skin colour, or even the hair colour of Ariel. Now I admit if they had changed Belle, I would have disappointed, but that’s mainly because I relate to her in not just her personality, but her looks. However, if the main premise of the character had been the same, I would have still loved her. Then you start thinking, this is what it means to mean to be a POC in Disney.

Let’s be real here, the whole point of Disney “The Little Mermaid” is that Ariel feel excluded, from a certain part of the World. She wants to be able to participate with the same experiences that these mysterious land people do. Then she becomes apart of their World and find she has no voice…Now which group of people does THAT sound like?

Why can’t these people see the irony of telling a black girl, that she can’t be “part of their world”?

 

Sad Reality…

I wish I could find the actual tweet. I saw a tweet that made me feel a little sad.

“When people get more upset over shoes and the casting of a fictional character, then dead children. It’s a bad time”.

Oh my goodness, so much more has happened since I started writing this post. But I feel it’s still holds true. I never thought it’d get worse. Too be honest though, children dying in these camps is probably the worst part of the whole administration.

 

Expressions

So I am stupidly excited for the Lion King live action film. I’ve only been this excited for the Beauty and the Beast live action film. Especially at this time there doesn’t seem to be that much to be excited about. So I am extremely aware that I am a little precious about the film.

Which means I got into this massive debate with this person who also loves Lions. Her issue was though that she didn’t feel like the animals were expressive, in the trailers. To prove her point she used a gif of Aslan. As I pointed out, Aslan is a mythical Lion to begin with, and I don’t find him that expressive to be honest. I love Alsan in the movies, but it’s not like he’s smiling a whole lot, hes completely gorgeous. But still a mythical Lion.

…Do you know what I mean?lol Even though he’s a Lion, he’s supposed to, in a way, also represent Jesus. So he’s not a standard Lion.

I also point out though, she’s basing it on a minutes trailer. With a quick succession of bits from the movie. She kept posting of pictures of Lions being all head butt and lying with each other. I wonder if she realises how long it takes to get pictures like that. I absolutely believe that animals have expressions and feelings, but they’re not easy to get.

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The top gif is Aslan and the bottom…I’m assume is Simba? Possibly Mufasa. I don’t see that much of a difference. Of course Aslan is going to be Grander, he is pretty much Jesus Christ. It’s like people complaining about how Scar looks in the live action. If you’ve seen a sort of “lowly” Lion, it’s what Scar looks like. Too me Scar looks like a Lion that is on the outs.

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Basic…Trumpter Logic 26

I’m trying to think how to start this one off…

As an Australian, I have been astonished by the amount of “patriotic” Trump Supporters, who do not understand the very basics of  their own country. Or sometimes, even their very own words.

The whole “Freedom of Religion” thing. The US already has that, under the 1A. I actually got into a sort-of conversation because someone said which Religion was the VP talking about? We all know he means Christianity, but a Trump supporters said “Well the Religion that the US was Founded on, Christianity”. Except, it was not. The Founding Fathers fought for separation for Church vs State, for a reason. Half the Founding Fathers did not follow a Religion. Some of them would be considered Atheists and Agnostics today. But then it got even stupider because then the supporter was all “Why are you bringing up people who are dead?” Because, you stupid person, you’re the one who said “Founded”. Guess what? Founding Fathers were the ones who Founded it. And they did not Found it on Christianity.

Then there was Brit Hume who was all “What Trump said was racist, but he’s not a racist and it was not xenophobic comments”…

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He then decided to “prove his point” by saying to people to read an online thesaurus, which then continued to prove that Trumps comments were also xenophobic AND racist. So, that was a bit of “What…”? Then he brought how people were hating on him for his skin colour, which wasn’t even happening. Then a supporter agreed with him and then used Martin Luthers King Jr quote of “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” In support of Trump and Brit Hume.

I pointed to “Noah” an author apparently. That Noah, Brit Hume, Trump and all of their supporters needed to 100% believe, positively and absolutely, that we were judging them by their ‘content of their character’. Then asked Noah to explain to me how telling a group of American POC citizens to “go back to where they came from” is of good character? I also tagged Bernice King to let her know that Trump supporters who were supporting Trump comments were using her fathers words to support Trumps racism.

I want to say to these people that it’s just really obvious what they stand for. But I’m starting to believe that they really don’t understand, they are, in fact, just that dumb? And that they can’t back down now. I did see a couple of long time Trump supporters say what he said was not alright, but … that was only a couple,lol