dictate =/= dictator ????? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
like yeah they’re both derived from the same latin root (dico/dicere; to say) and whereas they might have similar dictionary definitions?? (also a loose root from diCO OH MAN LATIN ROOTS) they are not in any way assosciated near each other in modern english; we dont use the two interchangably due to a societal change on what the work dictator means now but uh
can people decide for themselves? obviously yes. is everyone and everything under a shitton of peer pressure to autoconform to everything seen on tumblr? also yes. i know not everyone is like that but i know so many people online and irl who will see a post, not check sources, and believe it to their bones
so The Book of Life has a Mexican mariachi version of “I Will Wait” by fucking Mumford and Sons
this movie is a cinematic masterpiece
BUT NOT RILEY, MY DARLING
PRINCE AARON SPECIFICIALLY
we should let people form their own opinions of people instead of being constantly told by some high and mighty supreme blog who you can and can’t like and why.
the blog automatically condemns if someone uses a slur or says something potentially offensive/bigoted instead of realizing the more than likely fact that the aforementioned person is just ignorant to why using such language is bad and did not mean to offend or hurt anyone.
it practically ignores any concept of people learning or changing (to my knowledge) by citing examples and pulling up reciepts from years ago. years ago i was a 14 year old homophobic asshat who didnt even know i was gay and wanted “”“the feminists”“” far away from me. we need to stop holding people to their past beliefs if they have obviously learned and changed now.
and my personal biggest fucking pet peeve in the world: 99% of the time, the confuse cultural appropriation with cultural diffusion and condemn anyone who god forbid might try to do something of the sort.
yourfaveisproblematic is such a shitty bad blog like
if you take that blog seriously as your bible LEave