What men don’t understand is that women are FIERCELY PROTECTIVE of underage girls because we remember when we were young and some adult man made us uncomfortable or manipulated us or was inappropriate with us and we were powerless.
GUESS WHO FINALLY SAW THE HOBBIT
why is it always the weird stuff that gets reblogged
Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.
Spreading the word.
My mom and I were talking about this today after hearing about a woman who was molested on a plane who said nothing until she was picked up at the airport by her parents. My mom looked at me and asked what I would do in that situation and I looked her dead in the eye and I told her “it would take me .02 seconds to realize what was going on and yell angrily, and then I would be straight on to bitch slapping him so hard he wouldn’t be able to see the punch I’d throw with the opposite hand”.
She nodded and accepted my salty language like a seasoned sailor.
I’ve had experience with this before, in Prague a group of five girls and I were followed by three men at night. After a while they started yelling at us, the most common being “how much?” Meaning how much we “cost” as prostitutes. Seeing as they weren’t going to stop, I turned on my heel, faced them (which surprised them), spat at their feet and responded with “You couldn’t afford me.” This prompted the other girls to start yelling back at them as well, starting with our spitfire Czech friend to start slinging curses in Czech as she and the rest of the girls came up beside me. Needless to say the men backed off and pretty much fled. They weren’t expecting a fight. It empowered me and encouraged the rest of the girls to yell back too.
I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t know what to do in this situation because they’ve been taught all their lives to be polite and non-aggressive. Keep your heads down or whatever.
Keep in mind that studies have shown that rapists look for victims who won’t fight back.
Remember that nobody has the right to touch you without your consent or harass you, and you have all the right to make the biggest fuss about it that you can possibly make.
Get angry. Be in command.
do you ever get the feeling that your friends just dont care
Remember this day, men, for it will be yours for all time
omg they succeeded ?!?!
Is the future of our race not worth a single human life?
This quote makes me kind of sad, and sums of one of many things I dislike about Bayverse. It’s so horribly human-centric; not just in terms of screen real estate, but on a deeper, more profoundly arrogant level as well.
That humans are so important to the universe that a race of magnificent, advanced alien beings would willingly allow their race to crumble to extinction, just to spare a few humans. That human lives are so much more valuable than any other life form in the universe could possibly be— that we must be preserved at all costs, while other races die off.
There’s never any explanation given for this. Megatron’s quote above doesn’t even sound particularly villainous. It sounds like a harsh reality, almost a plea.
And Optimus and the Autobots are supposed to be considered “heroic” for annihilating their own species in order to save every single member of ours. Again.. why? It simply doesn’t make sense.
that right there is pretty much why i consider megatron a tragic character in any continuity wherein op fucks his own people over
even if i agree with op’s decision
i still think megatron’s point of view matters
and it frustrates me when it is so easily tossed aside
(do you hear me, tfp writers)
i mean the loss of the allspark renders the entire race barren all at once
the decepticons have no say in whether this happens
it just does
if you do not think that is sad i do not know what to tell you
(do you hear me, tfp writers)
There are a LOT of nuanced threads thrown out about Megatron especially in the first movie that aren’t actually addressed on screen by any characters, but they’re there even for other characters. Bayverse, when examined past the Hollywood yeehaws, is actually smarter than people give it credit for. That’s without even examining the editing—THE EDITING, HOLY… These decisions are not made on accident. Every shot, length of shot, framing of shot, etc, has a precise purpose that sort of hides behind “This is a movie about Shia LaBeouf and his pet robot car helping him get the girl.”
Yeah, definitely. People remember “I SMELL YOU BOYYYYYYYYYYYY” and forget why Megatron was so damn angry in the first place. Which, yeah, is because he was experimented on. But there’s more.
Remember how the humans’ experiments yielded computers? Cars? Cellular phones? All the devices that very few humans in the developed world, and probably quite a few in “the third world,” can now imagine living without?
Well, we know those were patterned on Megatron, right? So when the Allspark wakes them up, they’re warlike and angry and the implication is they’d all be ‘Cons?
The humans have the Allspark, remember. They’re intentionally keeping Megatron and the Allspark apart. While they build things they’ve designed based on studying Megatron.
But we’re shown that the humans can and sometimes have used it to revive them. Remember Nokia-bot? Who was brought to life as a demonstration and then almost immediately killed?
Megatron awakens in the human world — the world of creatures who experimented on him and kept him paralyzed in forced stasis — to find those machines are everywhere.
The devices that we use every day? The thing I’m using to type this to y’all right now?
All of these things are, essentially, Megatron’s stillborn children.
Kept lifeless so they will be completely obedient to humans.
It’s not “Oh no, they might become Decepticons if somebody woke ‘em up.”
They already are. They’re just dead.
I’m not going to tell you Megatron isn’t the villain. I’m not going to say Being The Bigger Person (tm) wouldn’t involve making peace.
But I am going to say that if Megatron’s utter hatred of humans doesn’t make sense to you…
…you’ve missed something somewhere.
I remember reading a fic, years ago, where someone is explaining about Nokiabot (the mobile phone brought to life) to Starscream. It’s subtle, but he has this moment of real anger and loss that humanity would so casually create Cybertronian life - something his entire race can no longer do - and then just snuff it out for the hell of it. That always stuck with me.
And then, for Megatron, add in that these are essentially the children of his body. GodDAMN.
Yeah. Waking up in the modern-day human world after that stasis would be, it seems to me, like waking up in the middle of a really creepy horror movie.
mechanicbird pointed out, and rightly so I think, that it might not quite be as horrifying as waking up to find aliens walking around with dead babies. Cybertronians do make things out of lifeless metal. So it’s not quite "All the cups are made of dead baby skulls!"
But I do think it’s more like that than not. Because while lifeless metal is a thing to Cybertronians where we humans are not likely to come across never-living skin or something… Megatron knows that those objects are patterned on him. He’s living.
So to him, maybe those cell phones and computers and TVs are not alive rather than dead, yes. But they’re not random sheets of metal lying around. They’re not alive things based on a living template: himself.
So I do think he would see them as his children. Perhaps his unborn ones rather than his stillborn ones, but that would still be creepy to him, I think. Especially given that the aliens are making sure they stay unborn.
Because in a sense, we know that Megatron wants to make more Cybertronians. Yes, he wants them to be a new Decepticon army, and yes, that sounds much more like wanting soldiers than wanting to be a dad. But I do think he’d feel at least somewhat paternal toward these beings the humans have half-made, once they’re awakened.
Because in a sense, they are his fetuses, and ones he’d clearly want to keep.
Yeah, see, when examined we get really neat stuff like this.
I kinda think he was sort of a little awake the whole time he was kept frozen (I have a chunk of that giant frozen Megatron sculpture because my cousin worked on the movie, as well as the next two xD) because he seems to already know English well as soon as he fully awakens without seeming to need to do any downloads but there’s more. I was talking about this with a friend awhile ago—The first thing he says if I recall is I AM MEGATRON and this is after the S7 dude argues with Sam about his name. Megatron could’ve gone years and years frozen like that hearing NBE-1 and then this little fleshling calls him by his name, and refers to him as leader of the Decepticons. Like others said, not saying he’s not a villain or bad because of the things that have happened but I kinda feel sad for him. Home is gone, no more new life, gets stuck in some ice, desperately tries to reach out to the first life he sees and it could’ve been like HERE THE ALLSPARK IS HERE, A MAP ON YOUR GLASSES, MY RACE IS DYING, then gets hauled away and kept frozen and stripped of his name.
What would have happened if Megatron’s luck had been better? Or if he hadn’t been kept frozen when they found him in the 1930’s. What would he have said, I wonder? He wouldn’t be this angry at the humans, not saying he’d be 100% polite but that also brings us back to that quote above…
Megatron experienced first hand for 72 years the shitty side of humans and that’s ALL he got. And Optimus just lands here and thinks they’re so special and precious and worth saving. I’d be frustrated with the truck too.
AU where literally everything is the same except derek has a bowl cut
“this is private property”
Can we have Stiles with a mullet?
This is everything I’ve ever wanted.
Im so so sorry…
THE CIRCLE IS NOW COMPLETE.
OMG IT’S THE 90S
You’re a wizard, Harry
FIGHTER OF THE NIGHT MAN
CHAMPION OF THE
YOU’RE A MASTER OF KARATE
FOR EV ERY ONE!
Half female, half male.
Bilateral gynandromorphism is a rare genetic disorder occurring in insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and birds, where a strange combination of genetic material splits a creature perfectly in half, with one side male and one side female.
This is so god damn elegant and powerful. What even.