THE FUCK IS THIS.
THE FUCK WAS THAT.
THE FUCK ARE YOU.
Anybody else remember this episode? In it, a female villain called Femme Fatale is stealing millions of dollars in Susan B. Anthony coins. Naturally, the Powerpuff Girls go to stop her. She then convinces them that men are all horrible because female superheroes aren’t as well known as male superheroes, even asking Blossom to name some to where her only answer is Wonder Woman.
They start acting bitter, refusing to do chores when the Professor asks and even telling the Mayor to save the town himself. Ms. Bellum and Ms. Keane talk to the girls and basically explain that being mean to guys won’t do anything and that isn’t the kind of message feminists should put out.
They proceed to beat up Femme Fatale while giving her a history lesson about Susan B. Anthony, the story where she voted and was found guilty because women couldn’t vote back then, but when the judge wanted to let her off easily because she was a woman, she forced them to take her to jail. The girls handle her and the lesson is that misandry will not stop misogny and we all should just respect each other.
And it fell on Tumblr’s deaf ears.
To the point where many among the sort of person depicted in this episode point out that Lauren Faust later regretted writing the episode. What they conveniently leave out is the fact that it was because of all the death threats she received from that sort of person.
We found the first sigils in slime mold. It made a strange sort of sense, that if indeed there were shapes of power that could distort the laws of physics, nature would get to them before mere humanity did.
The first ones to be discovered were in the Nazca desert, growing in strange loops and whorls on flat rock. How could such a moisture loving species exist in an arid desert? They simply wrote a spell that kept water in the air around them. Some speculated that the mold influenced the ancient geoglyphs of the Nazca culture, that they were the first humans to wield this power.
After that, it wasn’t too hard to find more. Radiation resistant spells in Chernobyl, heat conduction runes in hot springs, and a rather nasty sigil that made human eyes shift away from it. We found that one in hospitals, in patients that could not be diagnosed (how could they with the doctor unable to see the rashes written across their skin?). Cameras and filters helped fix that issue.
As we learned more, the sigils were re-purposed for humanity. Airliners can hardly fly today without gravity negating charms laser etched on their wings. Laptops are painted with wifi funneling symbols. Computers churn through simulations, trying to find better and more effective sigils.
I am happy these things exist, but a part of me yearns for the old pride of engineering, of hard math and harder metals, not mediocre designs with sigils slapped on, imploring the Universe to ignore their flaws.
It annoys the living daylights out of me that OF COURSE my grandma’s phone focused on my head instead of the PRECIOUS BABY HUMMINGBIRDS.
idk man i think it might be programmed to look for the cutest thing in the area
Announcing the original “Chupacabra in a Can”! This poseable Chupacabra skeleton is finally completed and up for sale! You can find it in our Etsy store.
WHAT A COOL THING!
WHAT A COOL STORE!