Lauren. 19, Colorado, Homestuck, LGBTQWTFBBQ.

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thecaptivephantom:

The problem with trying to apply “objective standards” (which of course change over time because they’re more like “agreed-upon subjective standards”, so um aren’t really all that “objective” but whatever) is that it becomes really easy to justify one’s own taste. That is to say, there’s a fine line between “I like this because it’s good” and “Because I like this, it’s good.”

That’s true, but isn’t that also the nature of taste entirely? I feel like to like something is necessarily to believe that it is somehow inherently superior.

I don’t know, maybe that’s a weird, subtle point, but it’s like if you believe something, you don’t say “I believe X” (unless you’re trying to be polite and not offend people and/or not make too strong a statement for social reasons) you say “X is true” because if you believe X then that means that you would endorse the statement “X is true.”

So, like, having preferences at all is kind of necessarily trying to apply objective standards, which of course are “agreed-upon subjective standards” (even if they’re only agreed-upon by you). You can’t not do it, unless you just feel all things are equal, which is kind of the most boring possible position.

I also don’t like “entitled” as an insult. This is not really related, but it seems to be used by similar types of people. How is “entitled” an insult? Is feeling like you deserve things supposed to be bad? I mean, arguably, more “entitlement” is exactly what we need in the world: people need to demand better of each other, of their communities and societies.

"Pretentious" really just does not even seem to be a word that means anything anymore (did it ever? I don’t know these things). Certainly people don’t use it in the definitional sense of "affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed." Even given that definition, I don’t know how something inanimate like a book or a movie could even be pretentious, but in any case the things people call “pretentious” don’t really seem to have anything at all consistently in common except I guess that they’re usually good (but not always). Calling something pretentious just seems to be a noise people make to express their dislike.

sagrasa:

*tips actin* m’yosin

*tips muscle tissue* m’oglobin

*tips mushrooms* m’celium

*tips fifth dimensional bowler* m’xyzptlk

thecaptivephantom:

comicsalliance:

Guns and Batman: Why the Dark Knight Doesn’t Use Firearms
Batman doesn’t use guns. It’s kind of his deal, one of the defining aspects of his character that’s been in place for over 70 years, despite the book’s ties to the trigger-happy worlds of pulp vigilantes and noir detective stories. So why not? Well, the simple answer, and the one that seems to be supported by the majority of the comics he’s in, would be that he really just prefers the satisfying crunch that you can only get by punching a crook right in the face.
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#neat#also I’m glad someone else liked that scene in Final Crisis
One day I’ll do a real write up on why that scene necessitates Batman’s “death” and subsequent rebirth, even more than the actual events of Batman RIP did.
Also, just for reference, Chris Sims likes every scene in Final Crisis. As anyone with a brain should.
Final Crisis is really good.

I totally agree, but that is definitely not what people were saying when Final Crisis came out. Everyone was all “this is so confusing! Grant Morrison is too postmodern! He has his head up his own ass! And Batman’s using a gun, what the fuck? I can’t believe they killed Batman for this shit!”
Basically, people were dumb.
I’m not gonna lie, though; I am a little bit biased towards liking anything that contains a bullet being fired backwards through time from a five-dimensional gun through a resigned god’s throne.

thecaptivephantom:

comicsalliance:

Guns and Batman: Why the Dark Knight Doesn’t Use Firearms

Batman doesn’t use guns. It’s kind of his deal, one of the defining aspects of his character that’s been in place for over 70 years, despite the book’s ties to the trigger-happy worlds of pulp vigilantes and noir detective stories. So why not? Well, the simple answer, and the one that seems to be supported by the majority of the comics he’s in, would be that he really just prefers the satisfying crunch that you can only get by punching a crook right in the face.

READ MORE

One day I’ll do a real write up on why that scene necessitates Batman’s “death” and subsequent rebirth, even more than the actual events of Batman RIP did.

Also, just for reference, Chris Sims likes every scene in Final Crisis. As anyone with a brain should.

Final Crisis is really good.

I totally agree, but that is definitely not what people were saying when Final Crisis came out. Everyone was all “this is so confusing! Grant Morrison is too postmodern! He has his head up his own ass! And Batman’s using a gun, what the fuck? I can’t believe they killed Batman for this shit!”

Basically, people were dumb.

I’m not gonna lie, though; I am a little bit biased towards liking anything that contains a bullet being fired backwards through time from a five-dimensional gun through a resigned god’s throne.

comicsalliance:

Guns and Batman: Why the Dark Knight Doesn’t Use Firearms
Batman doesn’t use guns. It’s kind of his deal, one of the defining aspects of his character that’s been in place for over 70 years, despite the book’s ties to the trigger-happy worlds of pulp vigilantes and noir detective stories. So why not? Well, the simple answer, and the one that seems to be supported by the majority of the comics he’s in, would be that he really just prefers the satisfying crunch that you can only get by punching a crook right in the face.
READ MORE

comicsalliance:

Guns and Batman: Why the Dark Knight Doesn’t Use Firearms

Batman doesn’t use guns. It’s kind of his deal, one of the defining aspects of his character that’s been in place for over 70 years, despite the book’s ties to the trigger-happy worlds of pulp vigilantes and noir detective stories. So why not? Well, the simple answer, and the one that seems to be supported by the majority of the comics he’s in, would be that he really just prefers the satisfying crunch that you can only get by punching a crook right in the face.

READ MORE

aymmichurros:

If there was a ghost in my house i’d probably never notice it like i’d close a door and when i come back its strangely opened again and i’d just like “fuck i thought i closed it im so fucking stupid”

Grandma, what the fuck is wrong with you? Grandma, why?
Grandma, I am taking that shit to the police.

Grandma, what the fuck is wrong with you? Grandma, why?

Grandma, I am taking that shit to the police.