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Metaphor: It’s a metaphor, daddy!
Metaphor: It’s a metaphor, daddy!

It’s a metaphor, daddy!

Metaphor: I used Left 4 Dead 2 as a Metaphor and I thought it was clever.
Metaphor: I used Left 4 Dead 2 as a Metaphor and I thought it was clever.

I used Left 4 Dead 2 as a Metaphor and I thought it was clever.

Metaphor: In Silence of the Lambs despite the title there are no lambs in the film. So why is it called that? I don’t get it, can somebody explain? Is it like a metaphor or something?
Metaphor: In Silence of the Lambs despite the title there are no lambs in the film. So why is it called that? I don’t get it, can somebody explain? Is it like a metaphor or something?

In Silence of the Lambs despite the title there are no lambs in the film. So why is it called that? I don’t get it, can somebody explain?...

Metaphor: If your political writing isn't going to be good, don't make it a metaphor
Metaphor: If your political writing isn't going to be good, don't make it a metaphor

If your political writing isn't going to be good, don't make it a metaphor

Metaphor: Just realized Mad Mew Mew from UT is a metaphor for trans girls :D
Metaphor: Just realized Mad Mew Mew from UT is a metaphor for trans girls :D

Just realized Mad Mew Mew from UT is a metaphor for trans girls :D

Metaphor: Ultra galaxy brain: the SCP Foundation is an extended metaphor
Metaphor: Ultra galaxy brain: the SCP Foundation is an extended metaphor

Ultra galaxy brain: the SCP Foundation is an extended metaphor

Metaphor: I feel like this is a metaphor for something
Metaphor: I feel like this is a metaphor for something

I feel like this is a metaphor for something

Metaphor: BIUA Arial 11 Normal text 7. 4. A majority of people don't necessarily like horror movies, due to the themes of violence and gore. Ask anyone who does appreciate it however, and they'll probably say that they like it for the shock value and don't take it too seriously. They are not violent people, and the movies in no way inspire them to be violent. This also applies most metal music too, despite ignorant people thinking otherwise. With band names like "Cattle Decapitation" "Dying fetus" "Goat Whore or "Brain Drill" (a local band from Ben Lomend by the way) it should come as a surprise that some people take them seriously. Believing them to be violent people due to violent lyrics is just as abserb of accusing horror movie directors of being blood-thirsty crazies. The same applies to the fans of both as well.This prejudice goes way back, to some of the first bands in the metal scene. Most of you probably recognize the band "Black Sabbath" for its characteristically doom n gloom sounding music and lyrical themes. Its name alone brings to mind the idea of a satanic ritual. Satanism for shock value has long been a theme in metal, but a symbol of rebellion against the norm. Like a metaphor for free-thinking. But a little bit of research will reveal that Ozzy Osborne himself is actually a life-long Catholic. In the starting days of Black Sabbath, Ozzy even asked his dad to make him and his band mates a bunch of aluminum crosses to wear on stage, to show that they were indeed not a Satanic band. To this day, the cross he wears is almost as iconic as his circular purple shades. Keep in mind this is the same band with songs like "Children of the Grave" and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath". you This trend of misunderstood shock-value continued Into the 80's and 90's when bands were developing harsh vocals (the cookie monster sounding growls) and blast beats (the machine gun sound of a skilled double-bass drummer). The main band that popularized this style of playing was "Death" which became the model for the death metal genre. In a 1995 interview, Death's founder Chuck Schuldiner stated "Tm not a Satanist and I definitely don't put that into our music on purpose. I was never really into writing Satanic lyrics at all, personally. We did write gore lyrics, but it was more like kind of tongue-in-cheek, horror-movie type level. Nothing like encouraging people to go out and hurt themselves or anything stupid like that." Speech I’m working on. Hope no one brings up Mayhem or Watain. Thoughts thus far?
Metaphor: BIUA
 Arial
 11
 Normal text
 7.
 4.
 A majority of people don't necessarily like horror movies, due to the themes of violence
 and gore. Ask anyone who does appreciate it however, and they'll probably say that they like it
 for the shock value and don't take it too seriously. They are not violent people, and the movies
 in no way inspire them to be violent. This also applies most metal music too, despite ignorant
 people thinking otherwise. With band names like "Cattle Decapitation" "Dying fetus" "Goat Whore
 or "Brain Drill" (a local band from Ben Lomend by the way) it should come as a surprise that
 some people take them seriously.
 Believing them to be violent people due to violent lyrics is just as abserb of accusing
 horror movie directors of being blood-thirsty crazies. The same applies to the fans of both as
 well.This prejudice goes way back, to some of the first bands in the metal scene. Most of you
 probably recognize the band "Black Sabbath" for its characteristically doom n gloom sounding
 music and lyrical themes. Its name alone brings to mind the idea of a satanic ritual. Satanism for
 shock value has long been a theme in metal, but a symbol of rebellion against the norm. Like a
 metaphor for free-thinking. But a little bit of research will reveal that Ozzy Osborne himself is
 actually a life-long Catholic. In the starting days of Black Sabbath, Ozzy even asked his dad to
 make him and his band mates a bunch of aluminum crosses to wear on stage, to show that they
 were indeed not a Satanic band. To this day, the cross he wears is almost as iconic as his
 circular purple shades. Keep in mind this is the same band with songs like "Children of the
 Grave" and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath".
 you
 This trend of misunderstood shock-value continued Into the 80's and 90's when bands
 were developing harsh vocals (the cookie monster sounding growls) and blast beats (the
 machine gun sound of a skilled double-bass drummer). The main band that popularized this style
 of playing was "Death" which became the model for the death metal genre. In a 1995 interview,
 Death's founder Chuck Schuldiner stated "Tm not a Satanist and I definitely don't put that into
 our music on purpose. I was never really into writing Satanic lyrics at all, personally. We did write
 gore lyrics, but it was more like kind of tongue-in-cheek, horror-movie type level. Nothing like
 encouraging people to go out and hurt themselves or anything stupid like that."
Speech I’m working on. Hope no one brings up Mayhem or Watain. Thoughts thus far?

Speech I’m working on. Hope no one brings up Mayhem or Watain. Thoughts thus far?

Metaphor: Kylo’s helmet is a metaphor for the Sequel Trilogy’s story writing. In 7, we see it for the first time. In 8, it’s destroyed. And in 9, he has to fuse the broken pieces back together.
Metaphor: Kylo’s helmet is a metaphor for the Sequel Trilogy’s story writing. In 7, we see it for the first time. In 8, it’s destroyed. And in 9, he has to fuse the broken pieces back together.

Kylo’s helmet is a metaphor for the Sequel Trilogy’s story writing. In 7, we see it for the first time. In 8, it’s destroyed. And in 9, h...

Metaphor: Woah there.. She's so adorable, and with the look of fear on her face I just want to hold her. Make her feel safe, but if you do that you run the risk of her never getting used to it and always wanting to be held on the train. Brave little girl is doing great though, give her extra love when you get off the train. That way she knows that she did good. 46m Your defensiveness is what was completely unnecessary. * Reply + 56 + There's not much downside to reassuring a scared pup. On the contrary, you're likely to boost their confidence because they know you have their back. Remember that they look to you for everything, including safety. 42m I got defensive because I was told I was wrong by someone who reiterated what I said. Correcting someone for acting inappropriately towards me, is definitely necessary. You don't have to hold them, but a touch and a reassuring word can make a big difference. + 35 + • 42m 52m They were adding to the conversation, not arguing with you. I'm well aware of how it works, hence me saying that I want to hold her but that would run the risk of creating dependence. Never stated thatI would avoid contact or comforting words either. Even went so far as to ask OP to give extra reassurance after the ride was over. Your statement is rather insulting and completely unnecessary. 41m Restating what I said, adds nothing to the conversation. + -52 bettyepallmall • 37m Зm I don't know why I'm wasting my time to explain the basics of a conversation to you. They didn't merely restate what you said. They agreed with you on some things, and also added their own opinions and suggestions. It wasn't an attack on you. Im sorry ma'am the manager isn't in today. + 21 + 36m 3 Man... you suck... you know that? - uNULE COMMENT THREAD ut 36m I'd hate for you to be my owner you sound really unpleasant. I don't agree with them. I'm not the one insulting someone because + Reply -5 + • 21m Well I don't own people so you don't have anything to worry about. 85m + -2 + Is this all you do every day? Mfw I feel bad for you. t 14m ... It's a good thing that I don't agree with owning people then huh? • 31m You're assuming that you know me and furthermore, you're assuming you know how I spend my days? You know nothing about me beyond this little exchange and from this you're assuming that you are a better person than I am. I feel sorry for you. 2m Sorry you replied to me twice so now l'm twice as confused. Nope.. You just own some very poor conversational skills and a lack of ability to see metaphor. You know what a metaphor is right? I'd hate to have to tell you you're wrong so you start spewing some dumb shit out at me like you did the last person. It's a picture of a cute little dog on a seat lighten up. -3 22m I'd hate for you to be my owner you sound really unpleasant. -4m 2 4 I responded twice because it only showed up once for me, not my fault the app is shit. My conversational skills may need some refinement, but I do know what a metaphor is. Do you understand sarcasm, is that within your set of conversational skills? So for some straight talk, you can take your dumb ass metaphor, and metaphorically shove it up your ass. You initiated conversation with me, not the other way around. So you can just metaphorically walk the fuck away. CONTINUE THIS THREAD + -1 PIC•COLLAGE Karen can’t take constructive criticism... apologies for the bad bad editing, but you get the point.
Metaphor: Woah there..
 She's so adorable, and with the look of fear on her face I just want to hold her. Make
 her feel safe, but if you do that you run the risk of her never getting used to it and
 always wanting to be held on the train. Brave little girl is doing great though, give her
 extra love when you get off the train. That way she knows that she did good.
 46m
 Your defensiveness is what was completely unnecessary.
 * Reply
 + 56 +
 There's not much downside to reassuring a scared pup. On the contrary, you're
 likely to boost their confidence because they know you have their back. Remember
 that they look to you for everything, including safety.
 42m
 I got defensive because I was told I was wrong by someone who reiterated
 what I said. Correcting someone for acting inappropriately towards me, is
 definitely necessary.
 You don't have to hold them, but a touch and a reassuring word can make a big
 difference.
 + 35 +
 • 42m
 52m
 They were adding to the conversation, not arguing with you.
 I'm well aware of how it works, hence me saying that I want to hold her but that
 would run the risk of creating dependence. Never stated thatI would avoid
 contact or comforting words either. Even went so far as to ask OP to give extra
 reassurance after the ride was over. Your statement is rather insulting and
 completely unnecessary.
 41m
 Restating what I said, adds nothing to the conversation.
 + -52
 bettyepallmall • 37m
 Зm
 I don't know why I'm wasting my time to explain the basics of a
 conversation to you. They didn't merely restate what you said. They
 agreed with you on some things, and also added their own opinions
 and suggestions. It wasn't an attack on you.
 Im sorry ma'am the manager isn't in today.
 + 21 +
 36m
 3
 Man... you suck... you know that?
 - uNULE COMMENT THREAD
 ut 36m
 I'd hate for you to be my owner you sound really unpleasant.
 I don't agree with them.
 I'm not the one insulting someone because
 + Reply
 -5 +
 • 21m
 Well I don't own people so you don't have anything to worry about.
 85m
 + -2 +
 Is this all you do every day? Mfw I feel bad for you.
 t 14m
 ...
 It's a good thing that I don't agree with owning people then huh?
 • 31m
 You're assuming that you know me and furthermore, you're
 assuming you know how I spend my days? You know nothing about
 me beyond this little exchange and from this you're assuming that
 you are a better person than I am. I feel sorry for you.
 2m
 Sorry you replied to me twice so now l'm twice as confused. Nope.. You just own
 some very poor conversational skills and a lack of ability to see metaphor. You
 know what a metaphor is right? I'd hate to have to tell you you're wrong so you
 start spewing some dumb shit out at me like you did the last person. It's a
 picture of a cute little dog on a seat lighten up.
 -3
 22m
 I'd hate for you to be my owner you sound really unpleasant.
 -4m
 2 4
 I responded twice because it only showed up once for me, not my fault the app
 is shit. My conversational skills may need some refinement, but I do know
 what a metaphor is. Do you understand sarcasm, is that within your set of
 conversational skills? So for some straight talk, you can take your dumb ass
 metaphor, and metaphorically shove it up your ass. You initiated conversation
 with me, not the other way around. So you can just metaphorically walk the
 fuck away.
 CONTINUE THIS THREAD
 + -1
 PIC•COLLAGE
Karen can’t take constructive criticism... apologies for the bad bad editing, but you get the point.

Karen can’t take constructive criticism... apologies for the bad bad editing, but you get the point.

Metaphor: rstimee A metaphor for life. No matter how mixed up, we can still get back on track.
Metaphor: rstimee
A metaphor for life. No matter how mixed up, we can still get back on track.

A metaphor for life. No matter how mixed up, we can still get back on track.

Metaphor: THE NEW YORK TIMES BUSINESS TUESDAY DECEMBER 24, 2019 ECONOMY What Drove the 2019 Economy? Let's Go to the Memes TESting as Mr 1 and slower giol ncertainty. Fo economic m have stepped power the e pushing servic ticular to newl Within that holds are eati e trends that offer perspective into the underlying forces that characterized the vear. By JEANNA SMIALES SENGTON America made e cemories in 2019. Taylor toid us all to calm down, Becky was accused of cheat- get her daughters into col- and a Facebook meme pted hordes of people-and allens-to trek out to a town Area 5L But you might also recall land- a job, gening a raise or woo- ing whether your favorite ks were going to cost more ksto President Trump's trade rwith China so, we are bere your variety of nostalgia. 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But cause while bachelor's degree rather than coming up with a holders earn way more, student "Star Wars" equivalent for the debt burdens continue to mount. America's outstanding student ment industry in 2019 gave us influence loan balance topped $15 trillion Baby Yoda, star of the Disney Plus stage co for the first time in the third quar- web television series The Man- idence, China m cans-a next generation, the entertain- slowing EVAN SUNG FOR. THE NEW YORK TIMES and Boston Ms. Fairweather found in an anal- video-sh ble the nation's aggregate credit naire. Tok, a p It scans like a metaphor for videos er and smaller houses off the mar- There is some-albeit minor- American innovation. downlo ple's str OwD Productivity growth has been stuck throughout the decade, and the cost of a four-year college de- real estate website Redfin. There was a moment of re- gree is finally slipping, very failed to break out in a lasting way ant By prieve in 2019: Home price slightly, after decades of upward this year. One explanation, cham- signal growth cooled slightly as demand Out: Queens. In: Queen City. O.K. Boomer Wage growth may be turming The phrase O.K. Boomer became dewn a notch, buat rents in big cit- arallying cry in 2019, a way to la- ses are otill steadilry dimbing Take New York Even as Manhattan boomers to understand home prices slumped in 2019, make room for- people younger bringing demand back. While that tions and changing social mores? thainks partly to stepped-up taxes than 35. Generational tension also is good news for the overall econ- The average age at first wedding on luxury apartments, Zillow data helps to explain why young people omy, Ms. Fairweather expects was 28 for women and about 30 for shows that rents accelerated are struggling to buy houses. Old- bidding wars to resume in full throughout the city and metro er owners are staying put and lim- area. StreetEasy figures corrobo- iting the inventory of would-be rate that march. sowed. But then the Federal Re- serve cut interest rates in July, 1 Do, Delayed September and October, leaving One outgrowth of high rents and mortgage rates cheaper and pioned by the Northwestern Uni- will loa versity economist Robert Gordon, technoi is that prior-century inventions like washing machines trans- formed the way the world works. ularity Now innovators are left making United derivative improvements or less ty. life-altering technologies. Society ment the inability of baby or that de bulence starter homes, expensive educa- men in 2019 -compared with 25 can't reinvent running water or and about 27 in 2000, based on the refrigerator any more than Census Bureau estimates. A Pew Hollywood can outdo the Force. Research survey out this year of- fered a key reason: Couples don't force come 2020. Sor the g fusin starter homes, based on an analy- sis by the Redfin economist Daryl As rents approach the strato- sphere, people are leaving some of Fairweather. the most expensive places, Cen- sus Bureau data suggests. Cities spent 13 years in their house as of Capsule Wardrobes Speaking of the young and rela- of un infu tively broke, capsule wardrobes Typical American owners had became a big trend on college Consumers as Saviors make enough money. More than half of cohabitating adults who wanted to marry even- 201 One factor that bodes poorly for trem productivity going forward? Busi- the campuses. Modern fashionistas nesses took a step back from in- an This article in the New York Times
Metaphor: THE NEW YORK TIMES BUSINESS TUESDAY DECEMBER 24, 2019
 ECONOMY
 What Drove the 2019 Economy? Let's Go to the Memes
 TESting as Mr 1
 and slower giol
 ncertainty. Fo
 economic m
 have stepped
 power the e
 pushing servic
 ticular to newl
 Within that
 holds are eati
 e trends that offer perspective into the underlying forces that characterized the vear.
 By JEANNA SMIALES
 SENGTON America made
 e cemories in 2019. Taylor
 toid us all to calm down,
 Becky was accused of cheat-
 get her daughters into col-
 and a Facebook meme
 pted hordes of people-and
 allens-to trek out to a town
 Area 5L
 But you might also recall land-
 a job, gening a raise or woo-
 ing whether your favorite
 ks were going to cost more
 ksto President Trump's trade
 rwith China so, we are bere
 your variety of nostalgia.
 Economics is a social science,
 these nine trends offered in-
 into the underlying forces
 drove the year.
 restaurants h
 robust deman
 more variety
 fried chicken
 fused food an
 Hemp Farmin
 CBD'sI cousi
 trade-war ti
 summed up2
 Farmers in
 ico-already
 ப
 job market
 told Fed inte
 st Life Coaches
 ogh the job market chugged
 gin 2019-businesses added
 erly two million jobs in the first
 months, remarkable consider-
 that America was on recession
 ch throughout much of the
 -wage growth moderated.
 did a broader measure of em-
 gee compensation that in-
 des benefits. And as companies
 Ted back on perks, it meant
 wer ife coaches for America's
 boring masses.
 Only 14 percent of surveyed em-
 oyers offered personal coaching
 2019, according to the Society
 or Human Resource Manage-
 ent, down from 27 percent in
 018 and a whopping 46 percent in
 C015. Employer-covered first-
 lass airfare is also slipping
 To be fair, other types of bene-
 its are still on the rise-think lac-
 ation rooms and standing desks
 - and the job market is no mono-
 lith. Wages at the lower end of the
 income distribution are moving
 D more strongly. But the fact that ike Charlotte, N.C.-nicknamed 2013, up rom just eight in 2010, ter. For context, that is nearly dou- dalorian and meme extraordi-
 companies aren't pulling out all of the Queen City
 the stops to attract a broad array might just emerge as the winners. ysis of 55 markets. That keeps old- cara deht
 of workers even as unemploy- Search activity for those two
 ment lingers at a 50-year low is places coming from New York is ket, pusning up prices and locking hope. National data shows that
 one major economic mystery of way up, based on data from the first-time buyers out.
 2019.
 cal pecan in
 by the trade
 consumer).
 plan. "The
 hemp prod
 portunity a
 can produc
 ported in ti
 vey in Jun
 It is a q
 DISNEY PLES, VA 4SSOCIATED PRESS
 Baby Yoda, of "The Mandalorian," can be seen as a metaphor for American
 innovation: filled with derivative improvements, not transformational
 advances. Fake meat, left, is a response to consumer demand.
 are buying a few pieces of staple
 clothing and rewearing creatively,
 often inspired by social media in-
 fluencers. For working profes-
 sionals, it cuts down on waste and
 encourages "investment" in pric-
 ey pieces. For Gen Z, it means
 buying fewer clothes, which can
 save money.
 tually said that they weren't walk-
 ing down the aisle because their
 partner wasn't financially ready,
 according to Pew. A similar share
 reported being unprepared them-
 selves.
 derlines a
 ports toos
 war ramp
 A recently
 deal, whi
 signed in
 help to ea
 Baby Yoda
 Switching gears a little, 2019 was a
 TikTok
 That last point is pretty key, be- big year on the silver screen. But
 cause while bachelor's degree rather than coming up with a
 holders earn way more, student "Star Wars" equivalent for the
 debt burdens continue to mount.
 America's outstanding student ment industry in 2019 gave us influence
 loan balance topped $15 trillion Baby Yoda, star of the Disney Plus stage co
 for the first time in the third quar- web television series The Man- idence,
 China m
 cans-a
 next generation, the entertain- slowing
 EVAN SUNG FOR. THE NEW YORK TIMES
 and Boston
 Ms. Fairweather found in an anal-
 video-sh
 ble the nation's aggregate credit
 naire.
 Tok, a p
 It scans like a metaphor for videos
 er and smaller houses off the mar-
 There is some-albeit minor-
 American innovation.
 downlo
 ple's str
 OwD
 Productivity growth has been
 stuck throughout the decade, and
 the cost of a four-year college de-
 real estate website Redfin.
 There was a moment of re- gree is finally slipping, very failed to break out in a lasting way ant By
 prieve in 2019: Home price slightly, after decades of upward this year. One explanation, cham- signal
 growth cooled slightly as demand
 Out: Queens. In: Queen City.
 O.K. Boomer
 Wage growth may be turming The phrase O.K. Boomer became
 dewn a notch, buat rents in big cit- arallying cry in 2019, a way to la-
 ses are otill steadilry dimbing Take
 New York Even as Manhattan boomers to understand
 home prices slumped in 2019, make room for- people younger bringing demand back. While that tions and changing social mores?
 thainks partly to stepped-up taxes than 35. Generational tension also is good news for the overall econ- The average age at first wedding
 on luxury apartments, Zillow data helps to explain why young people omy, Ms. Fairweather expects was 28 for women and about 30 for
 shows that rents accelerated are struggling to buy houses. Old- bidding wars to resume in full
 throughout the city and metro er owners are staying put and lim-
 area. StreetEasy figures corrobo- iting the inventory of would-be
 rate that
 march.
 sowed. But then the Federal Re-
 serve cut interest rates in July, 1 Do, Delayed
 September and October, leaving One outgrowth of high rents and
 mortgage rates cheaper and
 pioned by the Northwestern Uni- will loa
 versity economist Robert Gordon, technoi
 is that prior-century inventions
 like washing machines trans-
 formed the way the world works. ularity
 Now innovators are left making United
 derivative improvements or less ty.
 life-altering technologies. Society
 ment the inability of baby
 or
 that de
 bulence
 starter homes, expensive educa-
 men in 2019 -compared with 25 can't reinvent running water or
 and about 27 in 2000, based on the refrigerator any more than
 Census Bureau estimates. A Pew Hollywood can outdo the Force.
 Research survey out this year of-
 fered a key reason: Couples don't
 force come 2020.
 Sor
 the g
 fusin
 starter homes, based on an analy-
 sis by the Redfin economist Daryl
 As rents approach the strato-
 sphere, people are leaving some of Fairweather.
 the most expensive places, Cen-
 sus Bureau data suggests. Cities spent 13 years in their house as of
 Capsule Wardrobes
 Speaking of the young and rela-
 of un
 infu
 tively broke, capsule wardrobes
 Typical American owners had became a big trend on college
 Consumers as Saviors
 make enough money.
 More than half of cohabitating
 adults who wanted to marry even-
 201
 One factor that bodes poorly for trem
 productivity going forward? Busi- the
 campuses. Modern fashionistas
 nesses took a step back from in-
 an
This article in the New York Times

This article in the New York Times

Metaphor: E thewolfofthestars You know what? No. No, Hatsune Miku did not write Harry Potter. J. K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter. And we need to accept that. Harry Potter isn't some pure unproblematic beacon of perfection that we can just choose to erase the scummy author from and enjoy without guilt. Harry Potter is very much rooted in Rowling's view of the world. The blatant antisemitism in the portrayal of the goblins, the entire race of slave creatures that actually really like being slaves and Hermione's attempts to free them are largely played off as a joke, the almost complete dearth of canon characters of color (and then when she does put canonical characters of color in, they're... Nagini...), the complete lack of respect for other cultures (the Japanese wizarding school literally translates to "Magic Place" in Japanese, Cho Chang is not even remotely a proper Chinese name, don't get me started on her usage of Native American folklore), the almost complete lack of LGBTQ+ characters, the "Dumbledore is gay!" baiting, the lycanthropy-as-HIV metaphor that involves one of the werewolves intentionally infecting as many people as he can, with a preference for targeting children, no less... These are all very much present in Harry Potter. They're not things you can just ignore. And they're there because Rowling wrote them in. I know you read Harry Potter as a kid and loved it. I know when you read Harry Potter as a kid you probably didn't even notice how shitty all this stuff was. I certainly didn't. But you can't go back to that time. You can't go back to when you were 10, when you were consuming this media and loving it uncritically without notice or regard for its more problematic elements. You can't go back to being a kid again. And that's okay. It doesn't mean you're required to wholeheartedly condemn this important part of your childhood. You can still enjoy these books while acknowledging that they've got some really shitty things in them. You can enjoy Harry Potter as a mature adult. You don't have to be a kid again to like it. And you're perfectly allowed to hate on Rowling for her shittiness, past and present, while still loving Harry Potter. So don't say Harry Potter was written by Hatsune Miku. It wasn't. It was written by J. K. Rowling, warts and all. Source:thewolfofthestars 14,234 notes When J.K. Rowling disappoints you yet again
Metaphor: E thewolfofthestars
 You know what? No. No, Hatsune Miku did not write Harry Potter.
 J. K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter. And we need to accept that.
 Harry Potter isn't some pure unproblematic beacon of perfection that we can just
 choose to erase the scummy author from and enjoy without guilt. Harry Potter is
 very much rooted in Rowling's view of the world. The blatant antisemitism in the
 portrayal of the goblins, the entire race of slave creatures that actually really like
 being slaves and Hermione's attempts to free them are largely played off as a
 joke, the almost complete dearth of canon characters of color (and then when
 she does put canonical characters of color in, they're... Nagini...), the complete
 lack of respect for other cultures (the Japanese wizarding school literally
 translates to "Magic Place" in Japanese, Cho Chang is not even remotely a
 proper Chinese name, don't get me started on her usage of Native American
 folklore), the almost complete lack of LGBTQ+ characters, the "Dumbledore is
 gay!" baiting, the lycanthropy-as-HIV metaphor that involves one of the
 werewolves intentionally infecting as many people as he can, with a preference
 for targeting children, no less...
 These are all very much present in Harry Potter. They're not things you can just
 ignore. And they're there because Rowling wrote them in.
 I know you read Harry Potter as a kid and loved it. I know when you read Harry
 Potter as a kid you probably didn't even notice how shitty all this stuff was. I
 certainly didn't. But you can't go back to that time. You can't go back to when
 you were 10, when you were consuming this media and loving it uncritically
 without notice or regard for its more problematic elements. You can't go back to
 being a kid again.
 And that's okay. It doesn't mean you're required to wholeheartedly condemn this
 important part of your childhood. You can still enjoy these books while
 acknowledging that they've got some really shitty things in them. You can enjoy
 Harry Potter as a mature adult. You don't have to be a kid again to like it. And
 you're perfectly allowed to hate on Rowling for her shittiness, past and present,
 while still loving Harry Potter.
 So don't say Harry Potter was written by Hatsune Miku. It wasn't. It was written
 by J. K. Rowling, warts and all.
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