Parenting, you’re doing it right.
I can only hope to be this type of parent.
These parents make my heart melt
That last one really got me. That’s such a good idea, and bless his dad for wanting his son to not feel left out. All his friends were probably like “Look at all my candy” and Fletcher was like “LOOK AT ALL MY TOYS HAHA I GOT TOYS”
Marrying young is not the end of my freedom. It means I want to travel and see the world, but with her by my side. It means I still like drinking in bars and dancing in clubs, but stumbling home with her at 2am and eating pizza in our underwear. It means I know that I want to kiss those lips every morning, and every night before bed. If you see marriage as the end of your ‘freedom’, you’re doing it wrong.
Well this was just beautiful
something all of tumblr should see.
it would do a lot of good tbh
how the fuck imma let you go to bed at night with yo life together when mine got all fucked up cause of you?
Exactly. Completely ignoring the fact that catharsis is possible through righteous vengeance.
They pulled this shit in Wreck-It-Ralph too, but that one was even worse since they were pretty much straight up admitting that their happiness was only guaranteed through the continuous abuse he had to face from them — and then on top of that they called him selfish for wanting to break out of that cycle.
Did anyone think that maybe by getting back at these people you would be able to help others from getting hurt, since usually these type of people are repeat offenders and can target other people????
This is the worst fucking trend seen in children’s movies ever I swear to god.
Okay in other examples I can understand the concern about the trope, depending.
But in Paranorman???
It’s about someone who has become a bully…
She was a victim, yes. She was hurt.
But she didn’t seek justice. What she did is NOT comparable to sensible reparations for a grievous crime.
She made the ones who hurt her suffer. She didn’t stop them, or defend herself from them.
She hurt them. She induced a kind of torture against them, which also affected an entire town, drawing out the ugliest and most shameful parts of human nature.
The entire point of this beautiful moment is a boy, who knows what it’s like to be hurt… recognizing that the bully of this story is actually just a victim lashing out.
And helping her let go of the same kind of vicious hate that killed her in her era… helping her finally achieve a sense of personal peace.
Standing up to bullies and abusers does not need to involve becoming like them.
And everyone is different, yes, so I suppose revenge may be cathartic for some.
But in the context of this film, we are not talking about reasonable defense. We are talking about inducing suffering.
We are talking about becoming the bully.
We are talking about letting hatred and fear dominate your motivations and actions… And that isn’t healthful to the mind or body…
Much more disturbing than misuse of this trope to me is the vicious call for personal revenge against evildoers - not for the sake of safety for self and others so much as for personal catharsis.
It suggests that there are people who simply deserve to suffer… that there are people willing to spur that suffering…
And that targets “bad” people… not the damaging fundamental mentalities and ideals those people embody.
To paraphrase a cliche, it focuses on a symptom rather than addressing the actual illness.
It’s fire against fire. Hate is hate… whomever it’s against.
The word used in the film is “SUFFER.” Not protect, defend, enact justice or vengeance or righteousness.
I feel like you guys are completely missing the point here…
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ THIS!!!
I struggle with depression and anger, and my parents don’t like it. They accused me yesterday of being on my phone too much (I was on Tumblr a lot, I will admit)
Being angry like I am, I got upset at them and tried to defend myself, saying that internet friends are some of the most important people in my life.
Now they want to see if my internet friends will come through for me!!
I feel a bit discouraged, because I have 25 followers. And 3000 is a big number. But please everyone, repost this so it’ll have a pay-it-forward kind of effect…
If you love your internet friends, help me prove my parents wrong, and show them that internet friends ARE real!!
Also I can’t believe this is such a horrible picture of myself but I don’t care because my looks don’t matter to the people that care :D
Good luck getting ungrounded!! :3