for continuing oppression? for ruining thousand year old relics of an almost-dead culture? for being classist? for not bothering to do her duties as the avatar? for disrespecting and not listening to the people trying to help her and have more experience than her? for neglecting the whole world while it’s her duty to protect it?
ha HA i feel all stupid and giddy becaus this moderately attractive fella who works at the bank next to the firm finally ~noticed me „„„, sooooOoOoOoo I smiled at him and he actually turned to look back at me and then as he was driving away he kept looking ajaja
I know this is stupid let me have my moment of joy ok
you know how sometimes you have a little monster in your head and it tells you nasty illogical shit all day/week/month/year, etc
ok so mine decided that today would be a Good Day to tell me something illogical and i know- I KNOW- its illogical, it has no basis, and yet
it feels ’ right ’ ; or, ’ right ’ enough to be true
its literally so STUPID that im letting something so minor irritate me and yet, here i am. being irritated for hours (!!!) by a thought that has no logical basis in reality (at this given point in time)
HARRIET TUBMAN ESCAPED FROM SLAVERY AND THEN WENT BACK TO GET OTHERS. LIKE, I KNOW YOU KNOW WHO HARRIET TUBMAN IS AND THAT SHE DID THAT, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO TAKE THAT IN FOR A SECOND.
HARRIET TUBMAN WAS HELD CAPTIVE AND BOUND TO UNPAID, BACK-BREAKING LABOR SINCE BIRTH UNDER PENALTY OF TORTURE OR DEATH. SHE MANAGED TO ESCAPE THAT LIFE, AND SHE TURNED THE FUCK AROUND AND WENT THE FUCK BACK TO GET EVERYONE ELSE WHO WAS STILL TRAPPED IN IT. AND THEN SHE DID IT AGAIN EIGHTEEN MORE TIMES.
WHEN ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS UNSURE WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS PREPARED TO MAKE A STAND AGAINST SLAVERY, HARRIET TUBMAN BASICALLY SAID HE SHOULD STOP BEING SUCH A DIAPER BABY AND THAT GUYS WHO ARE TOO SCARED TO END SLAVERY DON’T DESERVE TO WIN WARS.
NOT ONLY DID SHE SECRET OVER 300 SLAVES TO FREEDOM ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, BUT SHE ACTED AS A SPY FOR THE UNION ARMY DURING THE CIVIL WAR, AND BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD AN ARMED ASSAULT IN THE CIVIL WAR. THAT RAID BROUGHT FREEDOM TO OVER 700 SLAVES IN ONE GO.
SO I JUST WANT YOU TO STEW ON THAT FOR LIKE A MINUTE. ACTING IN THE SHADOWS, SHE WALKED INTO HELL ON EARTH 19 TIMES TO SAVE HER FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS FROM THE TORMENT SHE ENDURED, AND THE SECOND SHE WAS GIVEN EVEN A MODICUM OF POWER, SHE MANAGED TO FREE SEVEN HUNDRED SLAVES IN ONE DAY.
I GUARANTEE, HOWEVER IMPRESSED YOU ALREADY ARE WITH HARRIET TUBMAN, YOU ARE FALLING LIKE AT LEAST 40% SHORT OF HOW IMPRESSED YOU SHOULD BE WITH HARRIET TUBMAN. SHE IS ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF BADASSERY IN THE ENTIRETY OF AMERICAN HISTORY.
my favorite tumblr meme is probably the “don’t fuck the thing” “I’M GONNA FUCK THE THING” exchange. i dont know why i love it so much. is it the stern, no-nonsense tone of the original speaker? theunbridled enthusiasm of the second? the fact that its basically never used in a context where fucking “the thing” is actually plausible? same reason i love “shove it up my ass” as an expression of approval for an inanimate object. its the passion, dude. the passion that transcends logic and takes on a sexual fervor that’s sort of confusing to all involved, but makes more sense to all of us on a deeper level than we’ll ever admit out loud. no, most of us don’t wanna shove that pair of boots up our ass. no, we dont really want to fuck that pool of lava. but we might as well.