Monthly Archives: October 2013
Ok, I’m gonna get a bit deep on you guys this morning (or whenever you’re reading this, it’s morning now). I was on Tumblr this morning and I saw something that creeped me out and made me think at the same time. I saw these pics
Yes that’s right ladies and gentlemen that is Hitler, a man whose name is synonymous with hate crimes, death, and destruction on a global scale. Some of you might be wondering why these pictures freak me out, it’s because of the war it caused in my brain. Basically Eva Braun is behind the camera filming him and Hitler is smiling at her and being flirty. HITLER IS SMILING AND BEING FLIRTY. My brain when I first saw the image was like “aw what a sweet old man” and then it screeched on the brakes and I had to ask myself “did I just call HITLER sweet?”. That got me thinking, why did that freak me out so much. Because for a moment in time I thought of Hitler as human, just a normal human being. Not the genocidal monster that I’ve grown up learning about, not the Antichrist or the Devil incarnate. Just a person, someone who can feel and love. That led to the question, was Hitler really even evil? (I’m gonna get so much crap for this post) Well, yes and no. Like all humans he had the capacity for both, he wasn’t born evil and honestly I don’t think he was evil at all. (really gonna get crap for this) Before you jump down my throat, let me explain. The actions that Hitler took, and the resulting deaths and horrors were evil. They were terrible things, the holocaust should never be forgotten and NEVER be forgiven. That being said, Hitler thought he was doing the right thing (all the best villains do). He was doing what he could for his struggling country, to the best of his (misguided) abilities. Yes he blamed the Jewish people for what was wrong in his country and thought that the solution was to have a perfect race and kill anyone who didn’t fit that image, not just Jews. Then he let the power go to his head and tried to take over the world… Look everyone is prejudice in some way, I pride myself on judging people on their personalities rather than their labels but even I have some issues/prejudices; right-wing Conservatists, a huge chunk of Christians (not your fault but there are a lot of hypocrites and assholes and I’m tired of being told I’m going to hell. I know already, sheesh!), oh and Twihards. And we all have idealized images in our heads of how the world should be. Hitler was just in the right place at the right time (and had the mad conversational/manipulative skills) that put him in a place of power to make his image a reality.
History has always been written by the winners. For example, Christopher Columbus wasn’t a brave explorer he was actually a greedy homicidal asshole who had a flourishing sex slave trade and almost completely wiped out an entire civilization of indigenous people, oh and he didn’t discover America by the way. What’s the difference between Christopher Columbus (who we Americans have a national holiday for) and Adolf Hitler? Well Hitler lost, therefore he didn’t get to write the end of that history book. But more importantly what’s the difference between us and Hitler? When we take into account that all of those people in history were human beings, capable of great good and evil are we really that much different? Nope, and that’s the scary thing. It doesn’t take much to become Hitler. All you have to do is look at another human being and for whatever reason (race, creed, religion, sexual orientation) think that person isn’t on the same level as you on the scale of humanity. That’s it, it’s that simple. As soon as you make a fellow human being lesser than you, guess what, you’re Hitler. You have an idealized image of what people are supposed to be and that person doesn’t fit. Now you might be thinking, ‘yeah but Hitler was a genocidal fuck head, I’m not going to kill those people’. Yes, he and all of his followers were to some extent extreme genocidal fuck heads. We have people all around us who are like that, we might not be to that extent (Hitler was an extremist to say the least) but there are Hitlers everywhere *cough* Westboro Baptist church *cough*. Every time we take away or deny someone the same rights that we have, we’re being Hitler.
So basically I’m not saying Hitler was a good guy and that we should forgive him and embrace who he was as a person, what I’m saying is that we as human beings are capable of great beauty and good
And also great evil
But we need to remember that all people are like that, all humanity is capable of that because as soon as we turn them into a monster, as soon as we make them less than human, then we have become just like them .
What is my favorite episode of Doctor Who?
What is my favorite episode of Doctor Who? This one was surprisingly easy once I had the answer. I racked my brain for a good 20 minutes and then a tiny voice in my head said. What about Vincent and the Doctor? Yes. That’s perfect. Vincent and the Doctor is without a doubt my favorite episode of Doctor Who. It’s the one I identified with the most. It has my favorite artist, Vincent van Gogh. I love how this episode didn’t have a traditional happy ending. Depression is a disease and no matter how beautiful you think life is or how much you as a person have to offer, there isn’t a cure, you’ll always be fighting it, and you’ll rarely win. I love how they were able to express the truth and tragedy of Vincent’s life but also how they showed his joy and wonder as well.
“The way I see it life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant.” ~The Doctor
What is my favorite episode of Supernatural?
What is my favorite episode of Supernatural? Jeez we’re really getting into the hard questions aren’t we? Well my favorite one that makes me cry is probably Swan Song. Every finale brings tears but to me when they were showing the bits and pieces that made the impala the boys home and the teeny bits of normalcy they were able to get in their lives between the whole saving the world thing. That made it so much more heart wrenching. I sobbed my eyes out. My favorite episode that made me laugh/happy is probably either Changing Channels, The Monster at the End of This Book or The French Mistake. I love how the show can balance between hilarity and really heavy drama. The ones where they come up and tap on the forth wall and are able to make fun of themselves and their fans yet do it lovingly is genius and it’s one of my favorite things about the show.
Companion, blogger, or angel?
Companion. No question about it. Here’s my reasoning. While I love all three shows with a fiery passion I didn’t know I could posses, becoming Sherlock’s blogger or an angel of the lord in supernatural is basically impossible. John Watson is Sherlock’s exception. He just happened to become his blogger, if it’s not John then the post of blogger no longer exists. If someone asked me to become Sherlock’s blogger they’re basically asking me to become John Watson which is something I cannot do on any level. Also I’m already a Sherlock blogger in a way (what do you call this?) so I could just check that off my list of things ruling out the option of blogger. Next is an angel. Ok again I think you’re asking if I want to become Castiel who I would never want to become and he is impossible to replace. If it’s just a question of being an angel in the world of Supernatural, again I would say no. With the exception of a scarce few, angels in Supernatural are assholes. Honestly, I mean there were times when I was almost rooting for the demons if it meant that the angels would shut up and lose. Also, have you seen season 8? Not the best time to be an angel right now. *spoiler* Karma’s a bitch. Which leads me to my choice, companion. Where I can actually be myself as a new character, not pretend to be someone else. Also, have you met the Doctor? I get to wander all over time and space in a bigger-on-the-inside police box with a sassy British alien? You don’t have to ask me twice, sign this girl up. Yes I understand it’s a Moffat universe and I may die in a horrible and heartbreaking manner, but oh, what a way to go. Bring it on Moffat, I choose the Doctor.
What is my favorite Doctor Who ship?
This is a tough one. I mean I loved 11 and River, I loved how Rose made 9 and 10 smile, there’s 4 and Sara Jane, and in Torchwood there was Jack and Ianto *cries*. I think though out of all of them my favorite ship is the longest running ship. The Doctor and the TARDIS (aka Sexy). “A Boy and his box out to see the universe”. Even after all the companions are gone the Doctor still has his TARDIS. It may not be a romantic fling that will leave you gasping but the two of them share a mutual and deep love for one another and that to me is what is truly important.
What is my favorite Supernatural ship?
Destiel. How can you not go with the ship that’s almost canon? (so close) The ship that even Misha ships. Probably the only ship that will last in this ship graveyard of a show. I mean with Sam and his “death stick” (tried to clean it up for the kids) and Dean’s soap opera of a romantic life (Cassie, Jo, Lisa…Benny). Destiel is the only relationship that’s survived. Plus, they make a really cute couple.