Another day, another black life snuffed out into a hashtag by police violence. I mostly don’t comment on #BlackLivesMatter on social media beyond amplifying the voices of black activists.
This is their movement, their time, the most I can usually do is offer support and not get in the way.
One thing I do think that I can say is to answer the use of #AllLivesMatter as a derailing tactic that is designed to defend the status quo. Continue reading
Whilst waiting for Ghostbusters (which is awesome, and you should see it), I dropped a few tweets on what constitutes criticism, what constitutes abuse, and what lifts (lowers?) abuse to harassment. I’m saving this for future reference since I expect to see “can’t handle criticism” again from harassers and want to have this handy. Continue reading
A little while ago Frog-Kun wrote this piece on Japanese reactions to the anime adaptation of GATE: Thus the JSDF Fought There. Karice has gone further and translated the main article in full, with footnotes.
Both posts are highly recommended.
As for the recent episodes: muddled is as muddled does. Despite the 2nd last episode being decent, I still doubt that GATE can deliver a decent ending.