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Give a whole new meaning to en passant.
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Couple that with the fact that a lot of the general public seems to not understand that the movie is about a man and his father, and it's way easy to imagine how it gets so misquoted: they're supplying context to the quote that they think is correct, in order to fill in the blanks in their mind. It's like in the Empire Strikes Back's "Luke, I am your father" misquote. Only, in the example of Field of Dreams, the context they supply is wrong because they misunderstand the film.
I'm absolutely willing to budge on this if I'm in the minority, but it seems like there's an easy solution to that (namely, to quote the post you're reacting to).I just feel like it makes it a lot easier to differentiate at a glance between the Best Posts and our members' reactions to them.
My gf is angry and not talking to me at the moment. I’d like to know if I’m the asshole or if she is overreacting.
So my 7 year old nephew is interested in animals and has been learning about crossbreeds and mixed breeds lately. We were home (Gf was in the kitchen) and he was showing me pictures of mixed breed dogs and asking questions.
At one point he asked me if mixed breed dogs are “stronger” (i.e better) and I explained that they are generally healthier than purebreds due to stronger genetic diversity. For some context, my gf is of mixed origin (Black/Swedish) and I used her as an example. I told him that she has parents from two different backgrounds which is why she has a combination of their features. I said that she has excellent genes due to the variety and that it’s an example of mixing. He asked a question and I quickly clarified that people don’t use the word “breeding” when it comes to humans.
Well GF stormed into the room and she was furious. She asked me to repeat what I said and so I did. She freaked out and asked me if I’m seriously comparing her to dogs. I told her that I wasn’t comparing her to any animal - I was simply explaining a concept to my curious nephew. She yelled that I shouldn’t be teaching my nephew or any children at all. I told her that I just used her as an example to highlight genetic variety and what kind of results it produces. She told me to stop describing her like she was “made in a lab” and that I sound creepy.
Well I told her to calm down a little which just made her explode more. She said that I’m “disgusting” for using a term like breeding when it comes to humans and telling a 7 year old kid. The thing is - I swiftly corrected him and told him not to describe human relations as “breeding”. She still looked utterly disgusted and walked away.
We argued some more in the kitchen and she accused me of degrading her. I have absolutely no idea why she thinks that when I’ve been complimenting her this whole time. She seemed very upset and asked me why I’m even with her, why I described her like an object etc. On top of that, she accused me of teaching a child “problematic ideas”.
Afterwards my nephew was upset and said sorry to her. I thought it was all a misunderstanding and didn’t see the need for an apology.
So am I the asshole here?
When I was in high school I studied some Ancient Egyptian inpedendantly, and wrote a whole paper one time in hyroglyphs, and I got an F cause the teacher couldn't read it. Didn't change the fact that I still did it. The douche didn't say it had to be in English. ha ha ha Public schools are a joke, like the government.
As a long time fan of the Godzilla films including the recent Netflix-produced animated trilogy and many of the others save for the 1998 film effort starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, et al, I was very pleased with almost all aspects of Shin Godzilla from the special effects to the acting, music, you name it, all top-notch although the ending, which I'll touch on below, is mildly flawed so I can see why the sequel was cancelled.. Especially interesting is the clear criticism of Nipponese bureaucracy. Must admit to having fallen in love with the woman playing the creative, perceptive, intelligent, capable and brave Nipponese government biologist, Mikako Ichikawa and Satomi Ishihara, who played the politically-aspiring US Senator's daughter whose grandmother survived the US nuclear attacks at the close of WW 2 (ladies, please post a reply here if by some chance my feeble words of praise evoke positive affect lol). Shin Godzilla also demonstrates how pushy the USA can be at times on several levels, but thanks to the Kayoko Patterson character, the capable, shrewd, charming and deeply-appreciative of her Nippon heritage US envoy to Japan, also capable of true goodness. France, too. The only thing I didn't 100% enjoy about this film is that (spoilers follow:) Gojira is a negative force of nuclear-waste fission-powered destruction much as he was in the original 1954 Gojira. I get it, but I personally prefer Godzilla battling the "bad" monsters sometimes with Mothra's help, with the tiny twin islanders who helped sing Mothra out of hibernation lol. Two things about the end: Godzilla is frozen solid but zero mention is made about Nippon's next step in dealing with Gojira, who is perhaps a bit over-powered in this film, before it warms up, automatically triggering a US nuclear strike on Tokyo. Heard no sequel, so we'll never know. And that final shot of Godzilla's tail, the tip encrusted with human remains though poignant and creepy also seemed ambiguous and was perhaps either a foreshadowing of what's to come or a reminder that we shouldn't allow the careless dumping of radioactive waste in case of, you know, suffering, death and destruction. All things considered, a wonderful Godzilla film although it's really more of a very effective political critique of more than one nation and people-are-at-their-best-and-most-good-when-working-together kind of film with surprisingly little screen-time for Godzilla although I suspect the sequel would have taken care of that problem. The title Shin Godzilla does not mean "Godzilla's Resurgence", btw. And it's worth screening both the subtitled and dubbed versions to note the interesting differences in translation from Nipponese to English. In short, Shin Godzilla is an amazing film that succeeds on many levels especially its effective critique of bureaucracy, special effects, portrayal of the Nippon people as very capable, poking at the USA's bossiness and presenting a truly potent version of Godzilla.
BTW, A long-time admirer of Nippon culture which I was introduced to in childhood Judo classes (real Nipponese Judo, not USA-style Judo), I have long cherished and adored most aspects of Nippon culture and I am posting here in part due to an intriguing dream I had recently in the hopes that a Japanese woman cool enough to be on Archive.org reading about kaiju stuff might read my review(s) and be intrigued enough to contact me for it's been years since I've had the pleasure of meeting a cool Nipponese woman. So if that's you, please email me at: [redacted]
it’s a picture of a weird guy wearing a hot dog costume with their mouth open moving around there is a yellow stripe in the middle to indicate mustard. The hot dog buns go just above the shoulders but the hot dog extends above the head.
In the background people are looking very disappointed at the hot dog person. It looks like they are inside a small domestic setting like a room in a house. One of hot dog person’s hand is gesturing with an open palm. Text reads: “we’re all trying to find the guy who did this”
The whole weaboo phenomenon makes plenty of sense when you realize that these angry white dudes see Japanese culture as a place where men dominate women and also it makes all the games and cartoons they like.Aside from the levels of thirst, the constant use of "Nipponese" makes my teeth hurt.