I know Free! might be confusing to the uninitiated, so I made a helpful table describing the characters:
Pick a character I’ve written and I will explain the top ~three to five ideas/concepts/etc I keep in mind while writing that character that I believe are essential to accurately depicting them.
Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.
And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?
Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?
So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.
If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.
Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.
And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.
but in the same song he makes jokes about eugenics. he literally says “get out of the gene pool” coupled with “try your best not to drool”
there are so many groups that have historically been subjected to eugenics, including people with intellectual disabilities who he references with the UK slur and with the “drooling” line.
it’s nice that his apologized for using a slur. that’s a good way to approach the issue. but the jokes about eugenics remain, and that’s a problem.
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why is it that there are so many songs about fathers threatening to or actually killing their daughter’s boyfriends because the two of them had consensual sex? is this a thing that happens in real life? i know that in some communities a woman’s virginity needs to be guarded at all costs, but how often do this result in murder? especially the boyfriend being murdered? this seems to happen especially often in country music.
my family used to joke to my boyfriends that we had a machete in the closet so they’d better be nice to me, but it was a joke. nobody ever used that thing for anything but chopping down enormous weeds.
what do these meals indicate about the character’s home lives? have some baseless speculation!
haru: we know what his home life is like. his parents have moved away, and he’s in charge of making his own meals. my baseless guess is that his parents occasionally contact him to find out if he’s eating things other than mackerel, and when they visit they buy other things, but in the end he’s going to eat what he wants to eat.
makoto: his mother makes his lunch. this implies that she has a lot of time in the morning, or she’s just very efficient at managing her time. if she’s making makoto’s lunch, you can bet she’s making lunch for her two small children. some moms who are more pressed for time would make food for the little ones, but just give the teenager some money. his mother may be a housewife, or possibly just someone who works from home or doesn’t have to be into work until later.
my headcanon is that she sells pot for a living. the fact that she still makes his lunch shows either that she’s heavily involved in all aspects of his life, or just that she sees that as part of her job as the mother.
rei: rei’s parents are probably the ones buying all of these vegetables—maybe rei does it, but he’s like 16 and that’s not super likely. so at any given moment, the family has like 10 different fresh vegetables in the house. that means they’re either health conscious, foodies, or both. the way rei talked about his lunch, i think he made it himself—or at least put it together himself based on leftovers in the fridge. if this is the case, it means he’s given freedom to use whatever’s in there in whatever way he sees fit. i think in general he’s allowed to do whatever he wants—for example, his parents voiced no apparent objection to him staying out late every night, on a school night, to learn how to swim from rin. i have no basis for this, but i feel like this permissiveness is not because they’re not paying attention, but because they think he’s a perfect golden child who will always make good decisions—even though that’s not true and he could sometimes use a little more guidance.
nagisa: most likely, nagisa’s parents just give him some money and tell him to buy lunch. this is common with teenagers in general, but especially so with teenagers who have busy or disengaged parents. i’m guessing both of his parents have jobs. they probably give him slightly too much money because they don’t know how much food costs at the school cafeteria, and hey, it’s good to have money for emergencies. they may or may not have opinions about what he should be buying, but they don’t enforce anything. they may have been more involved with his older siblings, but who’s going to stay so involved on the fourth kid? they trust him to keep himself alive.
Yamato coming back, then not doing anything