For serious! I love dogs. I am a responsible human being who asks before touching animals though. To be told yes and then be told “oh I’m surprised he’s so friendly with you. I was told to put him in the muzzle because he attacks people.” NOT COOL. If that dog bites someone it’s not that dog’s fault. It’ll be YOUR fault for not warning people that he’s an animal who gets nervous and needs space.
And I noticed the muzzle but I thought maybe he’s aggressive towards other dogs. Or maybe he’s had surgery recently and they didn’t want him to scratch. I DON’T KNOW. That’s why I ASKED before petting the dogs!
That is ridiculous. This guy should not be working as a dog walker.
I was so confused. He just kept asking if I was an owner. Then he asked if I lived in the neighborhood. He seemed to think the dogs were being so friendly because they knew me. I’d never seen those dogs before. Never. I just like dogs. NOT COOL.
I really appreciate the man walking two dogs, who when I asked him “may I pet your dogs? Are they friendly?” He nodded enthusiastically.
And I’m happily petting these two delightful doggies and everyone’s happy, tails wagging, lots of ear scratches, we’re all having a great time.
Man: “Are you the owner?”
Man: “Are you their owner?”
Me: “No… why would you ask that?”
Man: “Oh I’m the dog walker. I was told to put that one in a muzzle because he attacks people.”
Me: “THEN WHY WOULD YOU TELL ME IT WAS OK TO PET THEM?”
*facepalm* The puppies were seriously the friendliest most awesome dogs and I didn’t get any sort of aggression from them. But I always ask an owner before I approach their dogs. Always. So to be told that one attacks people AS I’M PETTING HIM… not cool dog walker, not cool.
And I’m really side eying this whole “are you their owner?” thing. How do you not know the owners. I’m flattered you thought I was their owner because they responded positively to me, but shouldn’t YOU know their owners?
-You cannot be sexist toward men. Sexism is based on a system of oppression. You CAN be discriminatory, rude, inconsiderate, and/or prejudiced against men but you CANNOT be sexist toward them.
-You cannot be racist towards white people. Racism is based on a system of oppression. You CAN be discriminatory, rude, inconsiderate, and/or prejudiced against white people but you CANNOT be racist toward them.
OMG YES! Do you remember that awesome T-shirt meta (that Orlando Jones read, too) and then later it turns out it meant absolutely nothing at all and thEY JUST GAVE DYLAN THE WRONG T-SHIRT OR SHOT THE SCENES OUT OF ORDER AND DIDN't REMEMBER TO SWITCH THEM and I had already given up on the show then but I still wanted to cry because how do you even fuck up that badly?
I totally remember that meta, I contributed to that meta, and I’ll tell you something, I don’t even understand how that COULD be a mistake. The wardrobe department on this show is usually pretty top-notch. And like it was shot from a totally different angle. Unless they shot that sequence twice from completely different angles with Dylan in completely different wardrobe, where did that footage even come from? And why cut away to it in the editing for absolutely no reason? It’s really fucking bizarre.
That’s what makes their entire marketing strategy so frustrating to me, too, though. Because they do this “WHO IS THE ________?!” thing. At first it was “who is the Alpha?” then it was “who is the kanima?” and “who is the Darach?” and now they’re doing “who is the Benefactor?” And the fun of something like that, for the viewer, is having a fair shot at actually figuring out who the mystery figure is, or at very least being able to look back after the reveal and go “oh yeah, of course, i can see all the clues now!” People do give it a good try, but all of the analysis is futile because it all comes with this other huge, overriding question mark, which is “is this a clue or is it shitty writing?” And it’s almost always shitty writing. When it IS a clue, the clue is also shitty writing. Characters know things they shouldn’t know, or they leap to bizarre conclusions that prove to be correct, or we’re mislead with a red herring that doesn’t make a lot of sense, or the big reveal comes out of nowhere without a single clue to lead up to it, which just makes you feel cheated as hell, like you’ve been strung along. So you can mine for meaning all you want, but invariably whatever you come up with not only won’t happen, but what does happen will probably be a disappointment by comparison.
dont ask me for relationship advice because i will always just tell you to break up w/ them and throw their shit in a dumpster because i do not understand the concept of allowing anyone to treat you poorly this is a zero tolerance zone
when i forget to log into ao3 and i have to click proceed to see an adult fic, i actually get a kick out of it. like i am an old timey queen and my bard is apologetic: “gentle lady, dicks doth touch in this next ballad. would you prefer another?” and i give him a gesture of command like, “nay, you may proceed, minstrel. bring forth the tale of dicks”