Essays are stupid and I don’t respect them. Yeah, that probably wasn’t my best work, but it wasn’t really bad and I mean I have a 96% average in that class. Leave me alone.
And then my teacher followed me out of the classroom and told me that I should consider doing this student leadership thing where you train grade nines not to suck because I “would be a good role model” (lol) and because “I’m open and secure with who I am” gee what could that possibly refer to.
dins-fire replied to your post: yeah Tara’s arc is what I meant. it’s a lot better in S2! Moosh’s arc is also good, just I don’t like who he is this season much. KATE IS THE QUEEN YOU SHUT UP
Tara’s arc was good, although if they don’t pay off all this foreshadowing about basements and a pact I’m going to be pissed.
I think I am biased about Marshall because I just want him to be a perfect sensitive film-loving gourmet-cooking gay ball of wish fulfilment and it’s hard to do that when he is snorting things. ~pathetic delusions 2011~
dins-fire replied to your post: the second season is a lot better than the first imo. Kate is the queen of my WORLD
Whaaaaat. Man, I find the first season to be so much better. I don’t hate the second season, but Kate’s storyline just feels so all over the place and sort of rehash-y, and Marshall’s is rather blah but that’s mostly because I hate Lionel.
Tara’s arc, over all, is pretty good in S2, and there are parts that I love—Mimi Parmeter is the queen of my world—but it just can’t compare to how great season one is.
It makes perfect sense. But then I think that yes, they may be exploiting your love, but what then are we doing other than exploiting life? It may not happen in all instances of animal rearing, but if there is a chance, a very small chance, that it has happened to the animals on my plate, than that's not something I'm okay with. As for the carnivorous animals, I see your point there too, and it's actually something I think about a lot. But those animals kill their food themselves. There is no waste, and in many cases the very way that they kill is optimised for an altogether quick death. Humans don't do that. We breed death. We try to assure ourselves it's okay because "they're just going to die anyway," but the lives they live are not lives at all. It's cruel and vile and I would, in all honesty, have much less a problem with you going out to kill a chicken for dinner or catching a fish than these grotesque factory farms and slaughter houses. Animals have instincts. Humans replaced theirs a long time ago with opinions and thoughts and judgements, and those things allow us to realise mistakes and wrongdoings not just of ourselves, but of the world. Nature is balance, and that is something we have severely distorted.
Now I'm just rambling. Ugh. Not even going to re-read this. Lull.
I agree with just about all of this, and there is a good chance that even if I don’t go full veggie in the future, when I’m responsible for feeding myself I’ll buy my meat from places that raise their animals in a humane environment. Or maybe I will go vegetarian. The wonders of an uncertain future.
I think everyone can bring themselves to do it, if they allow themselves the right opportunity to learn. If you haven't already I strongly suggest watching the video I reblogged not long ago. It's a very good place to start.
I mean I wouldn’t have any problem with it—I know it’s healthier and better for the environment—I just have like absolutely no willpower. I can see myself try it and then immediately scarf down hamburgers.
And I already know that the meat industry is fucked up beyond belief. We watch this sort of propaganda in school sometimes. Not that it isn’t true or that it doesn’t make a good point—it’s just that I always feel whenever I’m shown a chicken being violently slaughtered or cows being beaten or whatever it’s like they’re trying to make me go vegetarian by exploiting my love of turkeys instead of trying to reason with me. And then I think about how no one protests carnivorous animals in the wild and how there are farmers who treat their livestock in the most humane way you can treat something you plan to kill.
I don’t know. That probably didn’t make any sense.