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RDT YouTube Playlist - September 10, 2020

2020.09.10 09:52 DesiAlexa RDT YouTube Playlist - September 10, 2020

No. Requested_by VIDEO OP's Remark
1 Desi_Bojack_Horseman Midsplit & A-SHO - Sera None
2 burnh12 I Love You Sayyoni Full Video Song - Aap Kaa Surroor - Himesh Reshammiya None
3 The-Soldier-in-White Idina Menzel, Evan Rachel Wood - Show Yourself (From "Frozen 2"/ Sing-Along) None
4 HoeYouknowme Jaan Pehchan Ho - Mohammed Rafi - Shankar Jaikishan - Gumnaam - Dance Song None
5 sharmaji 50 Cent - In Da Club (Int'l Version) [Official Video] None
6 NotLolguard Nyan Cat [original] None
7 GreatestJanitor बेडो पाको बारामासा Badu Pako baramasa गढ़वाली लोक गीत From Bigrelli Mukhdhi By Salinder Juyal,Meena None
8 GreatestJanitor LAT ULJHI SULJHA JA RE BALAM None
9 aaluinsonaout Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Haley Reinhart (lyrics) Good bot
10 shareaffi Woh Main Nahin (1974) - Hindi Full Movies - Navin Nischol - Rekha - Padmini Kapila - None
11 wannaboolwithme Gadar - Main Nikla Gaddi Leke - Full Song Video - Sunny Deol - Ameesha Patel - HD None
12 burnh12 AADAT - JAL THE BAND - OFFICIAL VIDEO None
13 Almost_Deflowered Le Chakk Main Aa Gya : Parmish Verma (Official Video) Desi Crew - Super Hit Song - Juke Dock None
14 my_heart_beside Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai - Kartik goes missing None
15 9I54492AB6F9I Lauren Aquilina - King (Lyrics) None
16 chimp_burgers Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Title Song None
17 my_heart_beside Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (HD) Govinda, Rishi Kapoor, Jaya Prada- Superhit Hindi Movie With Eng Subtitles None
18 jinnemeradilluteya MONTA RE LOOTERA LYRICAL VIDEO - RANVEER SINGH, SONAKSHI SINHA None
19 NagarFromBuntyPrem Sawaar Loon Lootera Song With Lyrics - Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha None
20 6abhi6jeet6 Punch - Planning Is Easy None
21 chimp_burgers Yeh Hai meri Kahani [Full Song] Zinda None
22 GumnaamFlautist Zindagi Maut Na Ban Jaaye None
23 mylifeisntamovie Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli - Manna Dey - Anand 1971 Songs । Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan None
24 IIlIlllIIIll Zindagi Ek Safar (HD) - Andaz (1971) - Hema Malini - Rajesh Khanna - Superhit Kishore Kumar Hits None
25 shri_khand Aaiye Meharbaan - Madhubala, Ashok Kumar - Howrah Bridge - Evergreen Melodious Classic Hindi Song None
26 indecent_as_all_hell Pitbull - Hotel Room Service None
27 WhenAreWeRunnin Eagles - Hotel California [Lyrics] None
28 cocacolatuu Space Walk - Silent Partner None
29 Devi-Prasad-Mishra TRIBUTE Dil Dil Pakistan Junaid Jamshed This Is Pakistan None
30 AreYouOkayLove Aashiq Banaya Aapne Title (Full Song) - Himesh Reshammiya,Shreya Ghoshal - Emraan Hashmi,Tanushree D None
31 jinnemeradilluteya Gallan Kardi Lyrical - Jawaani Jaaneman - Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Alaya F-Jazzy B, Jyotica,Prem,Hardeep Ja chai pi le
32 xartaddct mere bayanka naam - Latest 2016 Hit - DJ - Koligeet - HD None
33 xartaddct Jai Maa Kali - Video Song - Karan Arjun - Shahrukh Khan & Salman Khan - Kumar Sanu & Alka Yagnik None
34 cocacolatuu INDIAN FOLK METAL (Bloodywood - "Jee Veerey" ft. Raoul Kerr) None
35 Almost_Deflowered PUNJABI METAL! ("Mundian to Bach Ke Rahi" Metal Version) None
36 NotLolguard Saur Mandal mein Tim Tim - DD Film from the 80's & 90's - pOphOrn Chalo ye bhi chalega
37 burnh12 Bharat Chauhan - Tu Hoti Toh [Official Music Video] None
38 Almost_Deflowered sajan re jhoot mat bolo..teesri kasam,1966_Remembering Shailendra..a tribute None
39 shri_khand Sab Kuch Seekha Humne - Raj Kapoor - Nutan - Anari - Mukesh - Evergreen Hindi Songs None
40 Almost_Deflowered Kya Hua Tera Wada in HD None
41 ppccbba 【多分最速】新マップキタ━━ヽ(´ω`)ノ゙━━!! 新マップでソロ一戦!【脱獄ごっこ】#134 Ee ka bawasir hai.
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2020.09.05 04:42 i_llama123 Leaving Ahmadiyyat: Islam and Secularism

In the last part, I wrote about my involvement with Jama’at Ahmadiyyat Islah Pasand (JAIP) and how it led me out of Ahmadiyyat as a whole. There will be a breakdown of chronology here, but I hope that the story will still make sense. I just wanted to tie up a few loose ends here. I have adopted the Ahmadi Referencing when quoting the Qur’an though I may have accidentally lapsed this rule at some points.

Flirting with Atheism:

When I was 16 years old, I watched a debate segment with Stephen Fry arguing that the Catholic church is not a force for good. I found this very weird. I had never seen anyone debate against a religion. I had thought that religion is the source of all the morality and good in the world. Sure, I had problems with Christianity but that was just the equivocation of the Messiah as God. Anyways, I love Stephen Fry, so it was interesting to see him in this setting as well.
I think the next video was another segment from the same debate with Christopher Hitchens. Wow, I was really impressed by this guy. I didn’t think that I had heard more solid arguments for anything… ever. I thoroughly enjoyed his outstanding verbal take downs (Hitchslaps) against everyone… literally everyone. Even dear, old Mother Theresa when he said, “she wasn’t a friend to the poor, she was a friend to poverty”. Gosh how dare he? I watched his documentary, Hell’s Angel, on this and learned that she had endorsed the totalitarian Duvalier regime which was the source of so much suffering for the Haitian people. I tried to look for a book of his to read for inspiration. Letters to a Young Contrarian did the job for me. It was most influential to the particular writing style that I try always to emulate. But the book that I really wanted to read was God is not Great: How religion poisons everything. Now I could never own this book and seriously have been accepted as a son of my father. So, I opted instead to listen to the audio book version while I would study. I related so much to the arguments in this book. Now, I have had an interest in science from my early childhood, so the following quote in particular stood out to me:
However, there came a day when poor, dear Mrs Watts overreached herself. Seeking ambitiously to fuse her two roles as nature instructor and Bible teacher, she said, “so, you see children, how powerful and generous God is. He’s made all the tree and grass to be green, which is exactly the colour that is most restful to our eyes. Imagine if instead the vegetation was all purple or orange. How awful that would be.”
I carried on reading and learning, and I realised that poor, dear Mrs Watts was a victim to a most heinous teleological fallacy. Though I continued to read the works of Hitchens, I never went out of my way to argue or debate any of this. But I did always play the devil’s advocate whenever a discussion about theology arose, though I didn’t want anyone to know my religious doubts. I had essentially compartmentalised my beliefs. I was agnostic on my own, but an Ahmadi at a Jama’at event or with family. This was not to deceive any person. It was just embarrassing as a teen to admit that I had doubts. At this point, I more so had doubts about the existence of God than I did about any specific religion. Why is it that we attribute all that is good in the world to God and all that is bad to humans? No matter how bad a person can be: Is eternal or extensive torture in the Fires of Hell ever a necessary punishment? The closest worldly example that I can think of as being God-like is one’s mother. A mother’s love knows no bound, and it is said that Allah’s love for humanity is leagues greater than that. So, would not Allah also be forgiving like a mother? Or would your mother whip you for the rest of your life for spilling milk on the floor?

The Ramadhan:

I had so many questions that had to be answered. So, during Ramadhan two years ago I decided to read the Qur’an in the order of revelation (same year as the JAIP Jalsa). I did this because I wanted to know what it was like for the Holy Prophet to receive his revelations at the time. I would also consult other sources like Hadith and Tafsir.
When I read the Qur’an, I had this overwhelming sense of peace in my heart. It was really humbling to read Allah speaking about how he created man from a drop of blood and the way he would deal with the likes of those who would doubt Muhammad’s gift. Following the journey of Muhammad’s life created this bond in me. I started to love Islam and saw it deeper than what I had previously appreciated it to be. For how could a religion that claims لاَ إِكْرَاهَ فِي ٱلدِّينِ, be one of violence. Many people that I grew up with used this verse to justify not having to pray congregational salat however I think that misses the point. I would recommend that you read the Qur’an in this way. At some point, I came across the Verse of Hijab (33:54) which should really be called the “Verse of not randomly showing up to my house”:
O ye who believe, do not enter the houses of the Prophet except when you are permitted for a meal, without awaiting its readiness. But when you are invited, then enter; and when you have eaten, disperse without seeking to remain for conversation. Indeed, that [behavior] was troubling the Prophet, and he is shy of [dismissing] you. But Allah is not shy of the truth. And when you ask [his wives] for something, ask them from behind a partition. That is purer for your hearts and their hearts. And it is not [conceivable or lawful] for you to harm the Messenger of Allah or to marry his wives after him, ever. Indeed, that would be in the sight of Allah an enormity.
To be brutally honest, I thought that I had misunderstood what this said. It sounded like some kind of a joke, and yet there it was. So, I thought about it… and if the Qur’an is the Eternal Law of the Universe uncreated by Allah then why the fff… is this here? Like did the Holy Prophet have a dinner party and some of his buddies came too early and stayed too late? Oh, and his buddies were speaking with his wives and he wasn’t having any of it, so he told them to cover up? It just got weirder the more I thought about it. I consulted Tafseer-e-Kabir for elucidation of this passage but there was an interpretation which was still unsatisfying. I discussed it with a well-read Murabbi cousin, and he explained that it “is about not randomly showing up to someone’s house unannounced” as explained in Tafsir-e-Kabir. I am not one to throw away the wisdom one can squeeze out of this verse, but it’s talking about not coming to the houses of the Prophet, not common manners between two people. Tafseer Ibn Kathir backs my viewpoint up with references to the Ahadith. Bukhari recorded that:
Anas bin Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, said:
"When the Messenger of Allah married Zaynab bint Jahsh, he invited the people to eat, then they sat talking. When he (the Prophet) wanted to get up, they did not get up. When he saw that, he got up anyway, and some of them got up, but three people remained sitting. The Prophet wanted to go in, but these people were sitting, then they got up and went away. I came and told the Prophet that they had left, then he came and entered. I wanted to follow him, but he put the screen between me and him. [then the verse above was revealed].
The Tafsir continues with,
“the believers were prohibited from entering the houses of the Messenger of Allah without permission, as they used to (…) at the beginning of Islam, until Allah showed His jealousy over this Ummah and commanded them to seek permission. This is a sign of His honoring this Ummah.”
Jealousy? That still confuses me to this day. It is apparent that this verse is talking specifically about the houses of the Prophet and the Qur’an means exactly what it says. The above traditions agree with this line of logic. But this wasn’t really faith-destroying stuff… I could live with this. However, it very quickly became apparent that Umar had a lot of influence over what commandments went into the Qur’an. Umar himself says:
“My viewpoint coincided with my Lord on three things… I said:
  1. O Messenger of Allah, why don’t you take Maqam Ibrahim as a place of prayer and so verse (2:126) was revealed which established Maqam Ibrahim as a place of worship.
  2. O Messenger of Allah, both righteous and immoral people enter upon your wives, so why don’t you veil them and so verse (66:6) was revealed which says the Holy Prophet could divorce his wives if they don’t veil themselves and Allah would give him wives better than them
  3. O Messenger of Allah, both righteous and immoral people enter upon you, so why not instruct the Mothers of the believers to observe Hijab'. Then Allah revealed the Ayah of Hijab."
(Umar also had some influence over the prohibition of alcohol). So, is Umar just so pious that he knew what Allah would do next? Or was he sitting on the shoulders of the Prophet and influencing his thoughts? Occam’s Razor you know? As I kept reading, the verses became more and more violent. For instance, it is said in Surah al-Maidah “whoever kills a soul, it is as if he had slain mankind entirely” which sounds sweet at the face of it, but the entire verse and its successor are as follows:
Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul (…) – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved the whole of mankind. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, throughout the land, were transgressors (33). Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and spread corruption in the land is that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment (34)
Oh?... That doesn’t sound very peaceful. This was more problematic as this is a clear instruction from Allah and the Holy Prophet to punish people who “spread corruption in the land”. Okay well maybe this is talking about self-defence, for who wants to have corruption fill the land and not stop it… only stooges turn the other cheek. I guess if I don’t like this, I can just ignore this right? But wait… “spreading corruption” is such a vague infraction of the Law. At the time (and still), I thought that homosexuals should be allowed to openly express their love. But, would Allah seriously consider that to be corruption worthy of such a disgusting and inhumane worldly punishment? And on top of that, eternal baking in Hellfire?

Dealings with my Feelings:

Eventually, as Ramadhan ended and my Qur’an completed, I forgot about my doubts. University started again and I powered through late night study sessions with my buddies at the library. 10 cups of coffee… chalk on my sleeves… quantum theory on the blackboard... I was loving it. But over time I was seeing myself fall deeper into an abyss of depression due to various pressures. When my final year started (October 2019), thoughts of my brother’s death (2010) started to manifest into my mind and dreams. To be honest, thinking about it and accepting it was a healthier way of dealing with his loss than 9 years of repression. I then continued to read the Qur’an and one day I found myself reading Surah al-Fatihah. I read it again. And again. I just kept reading it. Those words haunted me. How can Allah guide me on the right path if this Book is filled with so much hatred for some of his own Creation? How can I implore the Lord to help me if his Book has filled me with doubts about his Messenger? All of a sudden… this catharsis lifted my fixation with religion. I stopped feeling so guilty about my doubts and asked myself that if there is a God, does He really want to micromanage every day of my life with ritual prayers and devotional poems about how awesome He is? I imagined myself on the Last Day and thought that if I am a mere fraction of Allah’s infinite power and I have the ability to critically reason, then surely Allah is infinite in his reasoning and will realise that I just could not accept his Messengers and how they seemed more like con-artists and usurpers of power than pious and infallible. If not, then so be it I will accept the punishment from my Lord as it suited Him. Sorry Pascal, it’s just not worth it. As I have gone along, I have ticked off more items on my list of issues; Religion is the last of which… and I’m still here.

Return from the Jalsa and the Khilafat:

After my Family and I returned from the JAIP Jalsa, there was a wedding coming up in the family and we weren’t sure how the rest of the family would take it. It seemed that nobody had noticed… A few months later, a high-ranking Ahmadi scholar came to my house (under the guise for a cuppa and pakore) with my Uncle to speak with my Dad. They debated for hours. One highlight I remember Dad telling me about was this… The scholar asked, “Where does it say in the books of Hadrat Masih Maud that there will be Khilafat after his death?”, my Uncle goes, “It says it in Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya somewhere”, Dad said, “It doesn’t say it anywhere in his writings”. The scholar said, “Yes, you are right! But there are isharey (signs or clues) and so we have to follow them.” Which of course is a futile argument in and of itself. If Mirza Ghulam Ahmad wanted something this imperative done, why didn’t he just say it in one of his 91 books? For example, in al-Wasiyyat, he wanted the Bahishti-Maqbarah to be set up so that pious members of his sect can be buried there. If he really wanted there to be a system of Khilafat after him, wouldn’t he have set it up himself instead of setting up the Anjuman? Why are isharey all it takes in this case? My Uncle and Aunt (Mum’s brother and his wife) were also asked to formally apologies for attending the Jalsa. In the end, my parents disagree with the doctrines of the Jama’at, however, we differ in our opinions about the status of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.
Shortly thereafter, our small village was visited by none other than Ataul Mujeeb Rashed (Imam of the London Mosque) [btw this isn’t gaslighting as he is a public figure] for a Q and A session. The Imam told a story of a newly graduated Ahmadi Doctor from Pakistan who had recently moved to the UK. And he of course was having a hard time finding a job. So, he wrote dozens of letters to Huzoor but didn’t get any replies. After a while, he eventually got the job and was ecstatic. Then he said that even though Huzoor does not reply to your letters, he still prays for your success. Orrrr… maybe this highly qualified, talented guy never gave up hope and was bound to eventually get hired. Occam’s Razor you know? Another faith-inspiring story was about a guy who wasn’t sure if he would go to heaven but oh wait, he did so it’s all calm. The End.
Anyways, life continued. I went back to university and I watched this documentary by MTA called Four Days without a Shepherd and uff… talk about solipsism. (I know it is about the aftermath of the death of Khalifa Rabay and this is not to make light of this tragic loss. I have said before that I have utmost respect for him and consider him to be an extremely learned scholar of Islam and knowledgeable on worldly matters). This documentary destroyed the idea of Khilafat for me. The bit about how they elected KMV and how their “hands flew by themselves without thinking” (from Allah of course) [time 36:12-36:37] made me want to facepalm so hard. The entire narrative is like that of a western when the hero returns to the town and the on-lookers whisper in joy about the legendary hero. The guy in the keffiyeh (Odeh Sb) seems to get very excited and literally says that when he saw Masroor for the first time, he could see nur radiating from his face and thought “this is the Khalifa!” [time 33:15-36:12] This “legendisation” and deification is very frustrating and cringy to watch because it is so obviously a propaganda video. And one can say that it is simply in my mind, but it is implanting in the mind of the lay-Ahmadi that we should view the Khalifa as a semi-prophetic person. Oh, and surprise, the Khalifa is elected and they’re always Mirza [\inset_paki_name_here] Ahmad (before y’all get all butthurt I’m Pakistani). Wait… I just had an idea… Python script to see if you are eligible for Khilafat:
name = input("please enter your full name: ")
if "Mirza" and "Ahmad" in name:
print("Your name is Hadhrat " + name + " Khalifatul Masih the VI") 
else:
print("sorry you can't be the Khalifa") 
This is how the Khalifa is chosen. This is hereditary successorship rather than the Khilafat described in Surah al-Nur. Wherein Allah says that he will raise a Khalifa from the “good people”. I think that this verse has more to do with Mujaddids than Khalifatul Masih. I think my thoughts about Khilafat and Ahmadiyyat contributed to my following thoughts. That spirituality is not the same as religion and blind faith. All organised religion (yes even Ahmadiyyat) has a monopoly over spirituality or mindfulness and has turned it into prayer or singing hymns about Jesus or international Bai’at. If you have any DMT handy, watch this MKUltra-esque brainwashing video. Warning: you will probably see weird swirls after the fact.

The Future:

Now that I have freed myself from the shackles of Ahmadiyyat, I plan to move forward with my life and continue further study in my field of physics. I have this dream of seeing more Pakistanis (like myself) in Physics and I want to be a role model to the next generation. The biggest problem that I had with my field of choice was the lack of representation from people like me. Sure, there’s Abdus Salam but he was just one person and, on another level, the like of which we will probably never see again. But if I let this slide, then the next generation will have the same problem and the next and so on. I have also recently started to pick up some of the hobbies that I used to enjoy which I replaced with all this religion business such as the guitar, my artwork and so on.
There was this girl who was my chemistry partner at school and I had feelings for her. After school finished, she told me that she also had feelings for me, but I had to say no because I was Ahmadi and she was a Muslim. After I left Ahmadiyyat, I reconnected with her. We started to see each other more (and getting caught :) ). The most fun we had was when we would meet at University. There’s honestly something really beautiful and humbling about staring into the stars with someone you love. I look forward to a future with her where I can lead an authentic life and be myself. Mushy love story aside, I think it’s important to mention this because there’s a stigma in our community about love and relationships and it sometimes manifests itself in bad marriages (though some of you might argue from personal anecdotes that this wasn’t true for you, it is for 90% of us). And there are so many Ahmadi teens that I know that have had to abandon their dreams just because of the “log kya kahenge” mentality. Rest assured, I spoke with my parents about my feelings for her and they have finally accepted that there is nothing wrong with marrying outside of Ahmadiyyat. And I was the type of person who would do everything by the book to please my parents and extended family so if I can overcome this stigma, then so can you. So, I plan also to marry this girl soon and start a life of love with her. Soon. I am taking my life one day at a time and enjoying all that I come across.

Final Thoughts:

“I wish none of this had happened” …
“So, do all who live to see such times. But it is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that has been given to you”.
I mentioned in this post that I went through a phase of depression and some personal issues. Though I wholeheartedly invite debate in the comments, I would respectfully request that mental health not be used to leverage any arguments against me (I am completely sane of mind at the time of writing this; contrary to what some may believe). There is a certain level of decorum that I ask for in debate and if you are polite, then I will be likewise. And for the record… I am still banned from ahmadiyya and my question about the passages in EGKI and Barahin V remains unanswered and will probably be demoted to the status of an online fossil soon enough. I hope you enjoyed reading this final part of my journey out of religion. I hope that whatever path you choose in the future is authentic and through your own volition and not to impress any person in your life.
Peace be upon you and thanks for reading.
S.
EDIT: there were some random asterisks throughout.
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2020.09.02 06:51 DrexFactor Analysis: Why I love the Legend of Korra pilot

Hello, friends...so I wanted to try out something of an experiment and see if you all would like to join me on it. I’m a big fan of YouTube channels like Patrick H Willems, Lindsay Ellis, Lessons from the Screenplay, etc. I like seeing popular media analyzed in a way that gives me a new and interesting perspective on it, points out something I may have missed, or gives me new appreciation for something I enjoy.
Part of what I like about this style of popular media analysis is that I can see what people enjoy or don’t enjoy in the media they consume...and I’d like to start to dig in to understand my own tastes in the media I consume.
I first watched Legend of Korra about 4 years ago right after I was first introduced to Avatar: The Last Airbender and, though I enjoyed it, I didn’t enjoy it as much as Avatar. Rewatching Avatar start to finish has since become a yearly ritual for me but until it came to Netflix I hadn’t revisited Korra since that initial watch.
I suspect that I didn’t give Legend of Korra a fair shot on that first watch through, so I’d like to revisit it with an eye toward some of the things I've learned about critical analysis from those YouTubers and share my thoughts on here if y’all are interested in joining me on that journey. I’m going to try to dig into the themes, character arcs, action, and more to see if my perspective on the series changes and why.
So with that, digging into the first episode of The Legend of Korra.
I have to admit up front that I loved this episode the first time I saw it and I loved it even more on rewatch.
While ATLA is overall an amazing piece of work, there is no doubt that it starts off at what could best be called a glacial pace. It takes several episodes to set up all the basic information, conflicts, and characters that we’ll be dealing with through the season and indeed the entire show.
“Welcome to Republic City” starts off with a bang and never really settles down.
The first time I watched this episode the part I was most taken with was the improved quality of animation and the sprawl of Republic City, but we’ll get back to that in a second.
I was pretty surprised on this rewatch to discover that all the major conflicts for the first three seasons are all established in the first fifteen minutes of this single episode, but by far the thing I appreciate most this round is all the work done in this episode to establish the cast, the premise, and the world in a very brief amount of time.
Our introduction to Korra comes as three representatives from the White Lotus, having searched all over both the Northern and Southern Water Tribes are invited into the home of Korra’s parents. Whether intentional or not, it was impossible for me not to draw parallels between these three representatives and the three wise men that appear in Nativity narratives coming to bestow gifts upon another chosen one. But the chosen one they’ve found is a much different character than the one we’d expect based upon either that narrative or the Avatar featured in the show before this one.
Korra isn’t just brash, she’s a prodigy; bending three elements in reverse order of the Avatar cycle to the shock of the White Lotus representatives and bemusement of her parents. But one element is notably lacking: she doesn’t appear to be able to airbend. “I’m the Avatar, you got to deal with it!” announces not just that the White Lotus’s search is at an end, but also a pre-emptive warning to the audience. This Avatar is not like Aang.
We then get a snappy match cut to Korra beating the tar out of three fire benders as the White Lotus representatives, a fire bending master, and an older woman we discover is Katara all look on. Korra is aggressive in this fight, not just parrying attacks but going on the offensive several times herself. Where Aang would avoid violence except when directly threatened, Korra has no such misgivings and indeed by the end of the fight she is celebrating despite clearly having inflicted some deep and humiliating injuries on the fire benders she was sparring with. It’s interesting to note: by focusing this test on her fire bending and having her sparring partners be less than a challenge for her to defeat, we’re also being given some subtle information that not only is the Fire Nation no longer the threat they were in ATLA, but they are thoroughly integrated back into the goings-on of the world.
As Korra congratulates herself preemptively for having passed her test, one of the White Lotus members addressing her points out something that’s going to be a major theme of Korra’s journey through the entire show: she is a prodigy when it comes to the physical side of bending, but she has ignored the spiritual side because it doesn’t come as easily. Korra is an incredibly powerful bender: an aggressive fighter talented in multiple bending styles. But she has a hard time investing herself in the things that don’t come as easily to her and one of those things is pretty integral to being an Avatar: being spiritually connected.
We see more of her impatience when her air bending teacher Tenzin arrives at the South Pole. Even as he’s telling her that he is unable to commit to moving and teaching her full time, she’s insisting that doing so is his responsibility.
So, right here I’d like to dig into something that I totally missed the first time I watched this episode.
Korra lives in a walled compound, guarded by White Lotus members. When she does leave it isn’t for long and she doesn’t get to go far. Later on in the episode, in fact, we find that even when she does get out she still sometimes gets an escort.
And that’s a big change from Aang’s meandering journey through this world in the previous series. Where before he and the rest of Team Avatar enjoyed an enormous amount of freedom as they bounced around the Northern Water Tribe, Earth Kingdom, and even undercover in the Fire Nation, they were constantly on the move and explored an enormous amount of the world in the process.
Korra is held tightly under guard. So much so that when she floats the idea of moving to Republic City to train with Tenzin rather than requiring him to move south, the idea is immediately shot down as too dangerous by one of the White Lotus representatives. Why too dangerous? We’re told that Aang entrusted Korra’s care to the White Lotus but we aren’t told exactly why. Of course, we get more answers on this in the third season but I really appreciate that they were setting up the seeds for that storyline this early. Plus which, it really contributes to another thing that we learn about Korra that gets reinforced multiple times during this episode: she’s incredibly sheltered.
But we’ll get back to that soon.
Tenzin’s arrival is also a scene that manages both to fill in details for the Avatar fandom while simultaneously telling them that Korra’s show will not focus on answering questions they may have about the original cast. Tenzin’s studious daughter Jinora upon arriving in the White Lotus compound hits up her grandmother for the answer to the question posed in the final episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender: what happened to Zuko’s mother?
As Katara gets ready to answer, Jinora’s sister Ikki jumps in with a hyperactive series of requests that sounds so much like things her grandfather would do that I expected it to end in a request to go penguin sledding. We also discover that each of Tenzin’s then-three children are air benders and he has siblings named Bumi and Kya. The scene is basically telling us that this show isn’t about the fates of the cast of Avatar, but that we’ll get details when they’re important to the story this show is telling. Sorry to the folks who wanted answers about Zuko’s mother. Go read the comic books.
With Tenzin backing out of his commitment to train her and feeling trapped in the the White Lotus compound, Korra makes to escape and is given an little help from an unlikely source. Katara steps in to fulfill the same role that her grandmother had in the original show: encouraging her ward to go explore the world. “Aang’s time is over,” she says with a little regret. And I think the words there aren’t just meant for Korra’s ears.
After Korra gives a brief farewell to her parents, it seems that she stows away aboard a ship bound for Republic City and we’re given a shot that I absolutely adore where the camera pans from a Sato-mobile in the hold over to where Korra is cuddled up next to her polar bear dog Naga, stars literally in her eyes. This nicely sets up the clash of modernity and the kind of traditionalism that Korra represents as the Avatar. It’s also interesting to see the Avatar bound by boat away from the Southern Water Tribe like at the beginning of Avatar but having it mean something completely different.
And the sequence when Korra arrives in Republic City is one of my absolute favorite things in the series. Right off the boat we’re given several establishing shots that tell us both that the animation in this show is going to be more realistic and less cartoony than the previous series, plus a host of CG vehicles. We first pan from airships hovering over the docks of the city to see the skyscrapers of downtown before Korra looks out across the bay to find a gigantic statue of Aang that seems to physically embody the looming presence he has over both her as a character and indeed the show itself. The color palette changes from the whites and blues of the Southern Water Tribe to vibrant sparks of red, blue, and gold accents everywhere.
Rather than jumping off to air temple island where she intends to meet up with Tenzin, Korra and Naga set off in search of food and we’re given yet more cues that she’s in a whole new world: the camera work becomes frantic and the Eastern-inspired music that is familiar to Avatar fans and has dominated the episode thus far is unceremoniously ditched by an upbeat jazz number and we’re marched off to several reminders that Korra isn’t just sheltered but also totally out of her depth in this metropolis.
First, she finds herself ill-prepared for an economy that isn’t centered around supporting her as the Avatar, surprised that she can’t just take food from a street vendor and needs money to feed herself and Naga. From there she seeks out food by fishing in a large public park—literally a fish out of water pulling fish out of the water. A brief conversation with a vagabond challenges her perception of Republic City as a place of endless luxury and abundance before she’s chased out of the park by a police officer. She’s about to run foul of several more of them.
We next get a quick introduction to the primary conflict of this season as Korra walks up on an Equalist drumming up support for Amon and fomenting resentment among non-benders. For a person whose entire life and worth have been centered around her capacity to bend the elements, it’s pretty clear that the idea of bending being a bad thing has never occurred to her and the Equalist cause is set as something that challenges the very core of her character. Remember: we saw her bend before we even saw her in person earlier in this episode. Her bending is so fundamental to her that she’s unable to grasp why the Equalists would feel marginalized within the city.
Our country bumpkin coming into the big city for the first time has been challenged on her perception of wealth and civil unrest. Next she’s going to be challenged on her perception of law and order.
As Korra tries to find her way to air temple island, she runs afoul of a small gang trying to extort a shopkeeper. This scene is actually informative in ways I didn’t originally catch when I first watched the show: this gang is made up of benders from each of the active nations. In addition to giving Korra her first opportunity in Republic City to show off her skills as the Avatar it also tells us that the problems here aren’t confined to the issues of one nation. All the nations are both complicit and victims of the inequality and crime of Republic City. Our conflicts are going to be more complex than the Fire Nation’s imperialist wars.
Korra’s fight here has a couple interesting parallels to the fire bending test that we saw her engage in near the beginning of the episode: not only does she easily wipe the floor with her assailants but she also does so without a lot of thought to the collateral damage that she incurs. When the cops finally do show up to arrest the gang, they try to take Korra into custody as well. When she states that the gang smashed up a shop, the police officer trying to arrest her points out that she smashed up additional shops in fighting the gang and he’s not wrong. Korra’s approach to solving problems here isn’t to minimize damage—it’s to beat her opponent into submission.
When Korra attempts to escape from the police we get another quick chase set to the same jazzy score we heard earlier in the episode. This chase was really notable for featuring something that we never saw in the original series: a handheld camera. In general the shots in this episode where the camera is steady are the exception rather than the rule. Even quick establishing shots like that of the White Lotus representatives entering the house at the beginning of the episode are treated with a variety of pans, zooms, and and trucks. Again, the animation here is a massive step forward from Avatar.
When Korra is finally apprehended, we’re introduced to another echo from the past: Toph’s daughter Lin. Not only is she not impressed by the young Avatar, she feels absolutely no responsibility to help her out given her mother’s work with the previous Avatar. Every single authority figure or adult that Korra has encountered in this episode with the exception of Katara has dismissed Korra and her sense of her own importance. We’re told time and time again that the events of the first series are not going to be the focus of this one, whether it’s Katara admitting that Aang’s time is over or Lin insisting that the relationship between her mother and Aang is “ancient history” and has no bearing on the present.
Korra has been given a pretty crushing introduction to a place that she was so excited to arrive at. People here don’t seem to care that she’s the Avatar, a revolt is brewing that is centered around tearing down a very central part of her identity, and she can’t even do what she considers to be her job of protecting people and keeping balance without running afoul of the local authorities.
Though Tenzin acknowledges the difficulties Republic City faces, he still insists that Korra return home until on their way to air temple island he looks upon the gigantic statue of Aang, who seems to be as looming a presence in his life as he is in Korra’s, and reconsiders his position. As Korra says goodbye to his children, he finally comes around and admits that she is a part of the legacy he is trying to preserve and agrees to let her stay.
So…I want to pause the recap here for a moment to dig into something kind of interesting about that conflict. Namely, Tenzin is a representative in the Republic City government and father to a small group of air benders…but he doesn’t consider training Korra to be an integral part of his father’s legacy, at least not at first. We find out in later seasons, of course, just how important being an air bender is to his sense of identity and role in relation to his father’s work, but it’s really striking here that without any of that being made explicit, he really has to work in order to see his responsibilities for training this new Avatar as being as important as his role with his family and Republic City.
With Korra now a permanent resident, she gives a press conference admitting to something that we already know: that she has no plan and is figuring it out as she goes along. This then cuts to our first reveal of the first season’s big bad: Amon, as he cryptically makes reference to moving up the time table of his plans.
Wait a sec…this is the primary villain of the entire first season and with the exception of a quick throwaway scene midway through the episode we don’t get any information on him until these last few seconds. Generally speaking, conflict is the lifeblood of narrative, so how do we get 22 minutes of introducing Korra and her world without getting to this part of the puzzle?
Well, I think the answer is that the primary conflict around Korra isn’t actually the Equalist movement. Let me explain: we see plenty of conflicts in the course of this episode, whether they be Korra trying to prove herself to an authority figure or a street fight with gang members. We know that Korra wants to begin her air bending training and is hungry to experience more of the world, but she experiences challenges aplenty in trying to achieve both goals.
Lin herself insists that Korra can’t just go around dispensing vigilante justice like she owns the place…yet isn’t that kind of what the Avatar is supposed to do? Come in and create balance where it is necessary? Since when has the Avatar had oversight? So here is where I think the central conflict of the series is being spelled out. The question isn’t about whether Korra is going to have a showdown with the Equalists…there’s a question far more fundamental at stake. In a more modern world, is the Avatar still necessary? This I think is the central question being asked in this episode and if memory serves through the series more broadly. Amon certainly represents one facet of that question, but it’s a challenge that nearly every character Korra encounters within Republic City seems to be posing to her.
And in terms of keeping us engaged in this episode, it should be said: most of what this episode does is world building. We see the thriving metropolis that is Republic City and the many problems within it. We see poverty, crime, and an ineffective police force (yeah that’s not timely at all…).
I loved this episode when I first saw it specifically because I thought the world was just so cool. From the CG vehicles to the dynamic camera work, this vision of New York of the 1920s if it were to happen in Southeast Asia absolutely stoked my imagination and it still does to this day. This is a world I’d love to explore. In addition, Korra’s fish out of water story may be an old trope but it really works here. By making this world new even to her it helps us as the audience to come to understand it—we’re as amazed as she is and just as shocked to discover what’s wrong with it.
Upon rewatch the thing I most appreciate about this episode is how economically it sets all these pieces in motion. We have our setting, our central conflicts, our primary characters established, and momentum set for the entire season. It took ATLA nearly 3 episodes to accomplish what The Legend of Korra did in a single one. More than anything else, the rewatch really helped me to see how much more confident the creators had become as storytellers and how much more they could do with a small amount of time. This episode was a breath of fresh air to me even in a franchise I already knew and loved.
Assorted musings:
That’s all for episode 1 (and it’s a lot more than I was expecting to write). Want to see me do this for more episodes of the series? Give me an upvote and let me know down in the comments.
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2020.08.09 07:33 takethishowboutthis Korrasami helped me overcome internalized homophobia and embrace my bi identity

I just finished watching a YouTube compilation of reactions to the Korrasami finale (a pastime of mine when I need a healthy dose of serotonin) and it got me thinking about my own unfortunately less-than-enthusiastic reaction to the ending of LoK back in 2014. I’ve always wanted to share this story with somewhere and only just realized this would be a good place to do it. This is gonna be a bit of a long post, so I apologize in advance for that.
So I have known that I had an attraction for women at as young as 7 years old. Unfortunately, I also was raised in a conservative Christian household where I was taught that being gay or trans was sinful and would bring shame on your family for generations. I grew up repressing my same-sex attraction so much that I denied it even existed. I thought it was an “alternative lifestyle”, a deviant choice that someone would make. Thus, I unfortunately had a very homophobic mindset in regards to the LGBTQ+ community for a large chunk of my youth. What confused me to no end was I still experienced attraction for boys. I had no idea bisexuality was a thing at the time, so I just continued to repress my same-sex attraction. Then, I dated and broke up with my boyfriend (who was emotionally and psychologically abusive) my junior year of high school. It would take 3 years for me to experience true attraction towards men without feeling repulsed by them.
Whatever psychological damage had been done as a result of dating my ex allowed for my repressed attraction for women to manifest, and it was hard to ignore. I found myself only attracted to women and repulsed by the idea of even being hugged by a man. This terrified me. I was still very Christian at the time, so I cried and prayed every night for god to take away my attraction to women. I was terrified that I was gay. Thankfully, however, when I was a senior in high school, I started becoming more open minded. I found myself wondering why should people who have feelings they can’t control and don’t hurt anyone be condemned to hell? So I became an ally (though not openly), but I refused to acknowledge my own queerness, despite secretly reading WLW fanfics and searching “girls kissing” on tumblr lmao. Then, everything changed when I saw the LoK finale in December 2014.
I remember finishing the episode completely baffled. My internalized homophobia reared its ugly head and I remember telling myself, “that wasn’t romantic at all. They were just friends. There’s no way they’re a couple”. I’m ashamed to say this, but I was partly disappointed that Korra didn’t end up with Mako. She was supposed to be straight, right? Ironically, my guilty pleasure up until that point had been to read Korrasami fan fiction (smut included). Then, Bryke clarified that Korrasami was indeed canon. I read their heartfelt posts about representation and I told myself that while it was good for that reason, I still complained that “there wasn’t enough buildup” and “it came out of nowhere”. I was at war with myself. Here were two characters from a show/universe that I loved, and they were bisexual - just like me. As time went on, I found myself consciously appreciating Korrasami rather than shamefully reading fanfics about them as a guilty pleasure. By the time I started college, I knew 100% that I was bisexual, but I decided that I would never tell anyone as I was still a Christian at the time.
However, I kept coming back to Korrasami. I found myself finally starting to genuinely ship them and I fell in love with their relationship. The release of Turf Wars in 2017 helped too - I got to see Korrasami as a couple, being allowed to kiss and acknowledge each other as girlfriends. When I learned that Kya and Avatar Kyoshi were queer as well, I was ecstatic. These characters from the Avatar universe, which I have been invested in since 2007, were canonically queer!
Now, not only am I am a hardcore, avid Korrasami shipper (and a huge Rangshi shipper, for those who have read the Kyoshi novels), but I have fully embraced my sexuality. I’ve come out to my sister, my mom, and most of my friends, and I’m not scared to post pictures of myself at Pride sporting bi flag colors. My boyfriend is accepting of me as well and I couldn’t ask for a better partner.
I’m no longer ashamed of who I am, and I have Korrasami to thank for that.
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2020.08.04 02:17 PkFreezeAlpha Lostbelt 4: Yuga Kshetra – Section 19 [The Final Dark God] Part 3

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With Arjuna gone, only Pepe and the Tree remain.
Peperonchino:
(It’s over…because you never heeded my advice, Arjuna.)
(Through your methods, the one person you failed to convince was yourself, and it left you only with destruction.)
(…But I do have my own regrets.)
(If that Alter Ego didn’t set his sights on you and me, maybe this Lostbelt could’ve turned out a bit better.)
Welp. All that’s left is to do things my way…
The Alien Priestess appears before Pepe.
???:
……….
Peperonchino:
That’s right! I can’t get lazy now!
The Lostbelt King abandoning this place doesn’t mean squat.
That’s why you’re focusing on me right now. We were never out of options, were we, U-chan?
???:
……….
………………..
The priestess vanishes.
Peperonchino:
Clumsy me, guess she doesn’t like being called that. Not being able to talk must be inconvenient…oh well…
I’m all fired up, thanks to you. You wouldn’t look at me like that if I had nothing left to do.
I hope you understand, [Guda]-chan.
I didn’t give you weapons to fight back, teach you how to fight against him, and work hard with you just so you could live.
His future has been closed, and I’ve got my own chance. You were just tools I used to get rid of Arjuna.
You all helped him be more efficient than God, so we could defeat him.
Even though it meant he had to keep something quiet to you for me.
[Guda]-chan, Mash-chan has a lot of anguish to her.
And I’m sure you’ll make a nice pair.
The both of you will surely have a happy future ahead of you like this.
But I can’t say that I deserve the same. That’s why I’ve kept things silent from you, I know about the naiveté of the young.
Unfortunately, we’re through now. So I can say whatever I’ve kept back.
The people here aren’t just cattle following God, and I have a duty to help their livelihoods get back on track…
For me, “Them getting to live” is the selfishness I crave! Ufufufu!
Now then…I’ll draw the final line between us.
Otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to apologize to Kadoc, Ophelia, or Akuta-chan, ok?
Pepe finishes preparing, as our group celebrates the victory over Arjuna.
Mash:
It was a battle for the world itself…
Yet somehow, it felt like the two of them were just having a personal argument.
Rama:
When warriors fight one another, that’s usually what it comes down to.
Lakshmibai:
You have my gratitude, [Guda].
I can sense Lakshmi’s release, and Alakshmi’s rejoice.
Things should return to normal in a moment…this false world will give way to the real one, with the fall of the Fantasy Tree.
I have done all you have asked of me…now begins not a rebellion, or strife, but a felling.
Ganesha:
Just looking at it rubs me the wrong way…
Gordolf:
Who cares, in China the blasted thing was a complete mystery too! Even for a resident genius of the Clock Tower like me!
All we have to do is get rid of it, since it’s the last thing holding this Lostbelt in place!
Da Vinci:
You heard the man. Take it down like the others, [Guda].
I did plan to analyze it as much as I could, but it isn’t our top priority.
We need to get everything back to normal…so go ahead and cut that sucker down!
Muniere:
Looks like with Arjuna gone, the sacred beasts and kali are too. Nothing will get in our way now!
Peperonchino:
Wah! Nothing, really? That’s sooo mean!
Master with no Servant isn’t an enemy to you, Muniere-chan?
Oh hang on. I never introduced myself as one, did I?
I’m the man in charge of the Indian Lostbelt.
Hello, remnants of Chaldea. And goodbye.
My name is Scandinavia Peperonchino. As a member of the Crypters, I am here to stop you.
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Mash:
……….!
[Pepe-san…] / [Please, don't do this.]
Peperonchino:
Huhhh? Jeez, what’s with the unwilling look! Are you usually this nice to your enemies?
Oh well, that spice is convenient for me. Being like family for so long really ups the ante.
We had a contract, remember? I said that “I’ll cooperate with you until Arjuna is defeated”.
[That’s not enough to convince me.]
Mash:
…Why are you doing this, Pepe-san?
We fought and traveled throughout India together. We had so many different conversations together.
You shouldn’t have to be our enemy anymore!
Muniere:
She’s right! I’ve largely been here through the comms line, but even I don’t feel any ill-will from you!
I just don’t get what you’re saying…!
Peperonchino:
What don’t you get? I just…don’t have the same opinion that “This world should be destroyed”.
I don’t remember us discussing it in depth, ever.
[But we even know your real name, Myōrenji Arō!]
Peperonchino:
Hey! How many times do I have to tell you to forget that! Bully!!
Although, that means you have a good memory. C’mon, think back.
I became buddies with all of you. True. I also have no reason to fight Chaldea.
Unfortunately…did I ever say I was on the same side of Pan-human history?
Mash:
…!
O-Okay, so then that “Alien God” has to be coercing you since they saved you, so…
Peperonchino:
Nope. This is my choice, no strings attached.
That’s actually an insult to all of us, Mash-chan. Do you speak to the other Crypters this coldly?
Yes, we worked with the “Alien God” to bring us back to life. But that has nothing to do with this. I can make my own decisions, like I am now.
Personally, I do have my own thoughts about them. As a Crypter though? I think Kirschtaria’s plan is the way to go.
Got it? Through my own volition, more important than my own death, I’ve chosen this world.
You can call me a villain as much as you want. Hell, maybe even an “Enemy of humanity”.
Da Vinci:
…He’s right. I don’t detest, or look down on him or the other Crypters for their actions. It’s just, we’re thinking in the larger picture…
The structure of mankind is at stake. Saying you’ll be an enemy of the world makes you a public enemy, right?
Peperonchino:
Kya ☆ That sounds reeeally cool! I figured you call me a run of the mill terrorist!
There’s more to this than you think.
It’s not that I hate this Lostbelt. What I hated was how Arjuna controlled it.
…Hey, [Guda]-chan. After seeing four Lostbelts, can you sense what I’m getting at?
There’s peace here, and hopes for a future now. That enough makes it worthy of my unconditional love.
This kind of setup is rare in the old world. The people there couldn’t even perceive something like this.
On the macro scale, there’s strife, conflict, war. On the micro scale…
There’s community depopulation creating same-minded circles, the decay of familiar brands, the end of fads, and so on.
The more complicated a society gets, the more they have to struggle to survive. They become unable to stand out unless they become cruel.
This Lostbelt lacks complication. It’s simple minded, and better off for it.
…Which is why it will be destroyed. Pruned.
A world with continuous fortune, just for being imperfect, is “Unnecessary” in human history’s eyes and gets pruned.
It’s funny. This is peace, however you say it.
This peaceful world is denied by humanity. Because “Cruelty won’t exist here”.
Please, keep this in mind. Its pruning proves that “Pan-Human history is better than true peace”.
No matter how cruel a Lostbelt can be, an even greater Hell awaits outside. One you refer to as Pan-Human History.
Mash:
……..
Peperonchino:
I hope you understand now. We’re incompatible.
Fou:
Fou…
Holmes:
…I see. We can agree with your intentions.
Any Lostbelt is less cruel than the 21st Century that [Guda] was born in.
However! We’d all gladly defend that era!
Standing tall at the summit of complete hell! That is indeed a suitable description of Pan-Human History!
This journey has convinced me: Mankind treads upon the harshest choice.
If [Guda] says they won’t falter, even while living at the forefront of that hell, then I will gladly stand by their side!
[Holmes…!] / [Great detective…!]
Peperonchino:
Thaaaaat’s the spirit!!! That moxey’s just what I crave!
Let’s end the prologue here. Time for the next step, right Karna-chan?
You may deny it all you want, but even you have your limits.
Ganesha:
Hrn? What’re you talking to Karna about? He’d never betr---
No, ahaha, I can’t even say it without laughing! I’ve beaten over 100 famous games, and that’d be too unbelievable!
Karna:
…I’m sorry. I…am technically betraying you all, Ganesha.
Every member of your team looks on in complete shock.
Ganesha:
YOU’RE WHAT!?
Karna:
…Rama. Answer me this: how are you feeling?
Rama:
H-Hm? Not that you mention it, I feel perfectly fine.
With Arjuna gone, Krishna’s curse has been lifted.
Karna:
Here, I shall return your evil eradicating blade to you. Thank you for aiding me.
Super Karna changes back to normal Karna.
Karna:
Now, Master…allow me to tell you one thing.
[What?]
Karna:
When you fight him, he’ll be using all of my strength.
The truth is, my Saint Graph has long been eradicated now. Being here now is nothing short of luck.
Muniere:
Seriously!? Agh, dammit! This reading means he isn’t kidding! How’d we never think to double-check!?
Ganesha:
…!
Karna:
…This is technically a betrayal. When I depart, this Saint Graph will go back to normal.
…I’m sorry, I wished to go back with you all. But I think he wants to come back more.
[…Huh?]
Ganesha:
…Ok. Ok, Karna. Haha. That’s just like you!
Karna gives her a smile, and heads over to Pepe’s side.
Karna:
…Is this what you want?
Peperonchino:
Yup. I figured you picked up on it already, so you probably just kept quiet about it for me.
No matter what I said, I haven’t abandoned those kids. I don’t want to.
…I love them.
Karna:
Very well. I will grant you this. No, I will give back what is yours.
I am, after all…the “Hero of Charity”. I’d be uncomfortable borrowing from him one-sidedly.
Peperonchino:
Don’t apologize. Is this ok with you, though? Cross your heart?
Karna:
It’s nothing. I still believe…in my Master.
Karna begins to disappear…
Ganesha:
Karna-san…you got some nerve pulling this. Graaaagh, whatever. I won’t kill the mood.
Karna:
Sorry.
Ganesha:
Always so upfront. Meh, that’s what makes you Karna, Karna. Your voluntary Game Overs.
So, here we are, saying goodbye again…
Oh, once you’re finally super gone, don’t worry about me going back to my old ways.
Karna:
What a rare moment from you. If you have an interest in being outside for once…I recommend touring the world as God.
Take the time to go out after being secluded for so long. You should have a plethora of fresh experiences awaiting you.
Ganesha:
S-sure…
Karna:
I’m sure this goodbye is temporary…I hope for a chance to say it again someday.
You may have the guise of Ganesha here, but I notice the familiarity in fighting by your side once more.
Ganesha:
Ah!!! Halt, stop, bail! Karna-san, don’t set off the desire sensor!
I’m not a fighter! I’ve spent more than enough time learning that!!!
(Well…fighting with Karna-san at my side would be pretty cool to do again.)
(Especially now. It’d be a totally different experience…)
…Laters, Karna.
Karna:
Laters.
Holmes:
This…is not actually a departure.
Mash:
Yes, I know what he means now. He’s going to…
Karna finally gives in to his duty, and disappears.
In his place, reclaiming his Saint Graph, is a revitalized Ashvatthaman, fully ascended and ready to go!
Ashvatthaman:
…Damn, that pissed me off. Took him long enough to get me back here.
Peperonchino:
Unsatisfied?
Ashvatthaman:
Nah, I’m just mad as hell. Same old same old.
I was watching from inside still, and I’m all up to date with this stuff.
Just like I promised…I’m here to be mad for you, got it?
Peperonchino:
It’d be a huge help, for sure. Would you, please?
Ashvatthaman:
Hah? I’m sick of all the jokes…”W-would you, p-please?” Gimme some commands, Master.
Peperonchino blushes, taken aback for a brief moment.
Peperonchino:
…You’re right. I owe you that much, don’t I, my angry Servant?
Rama:
That’s Ashvatthaman alright. No matter the time or place, he’s ready to spar.
However, as the King of Kosala, this will do finely to carve a new tale of Heroism for me!
My thanks for giving me the time to join at the climax, instead of letting me end sickly in the sidelines!
Ganesha:
Bleh. I’m still all stiff from before…and dealing with a Shiva-type isn’t my thing.
Oh well, Ganesha-san brought me here to deal with that stupid Tree. Least I could do is pitch in for one last fight!
Lakshmibai:
No matter who it may be, my duty remains to see this through. I have to, for my comrades who helped get me this far!
Nemo:
……….
Peperonchino:

Wonderful, everyone’s on the same page! The stage is all set!
You’ve got quite the people behind you, [Guda]-chan, Mash-chan.
Oh, come on. Is your essential Master still all discouraged? Turn that frown upside down.
You’ve made it far through your own bravery. And obviously I’m including your non-India adventures, got it?
You can’t give in now! Can’t you give me that pep you had, same as always?
Mash:
…Pepe-san…
You’re right, we have a responsibility to do this.
We won’t run away. We couldn’t, even if we wanted to!
Master, awaiting your commands!
Our enemies are the Crypter, his Servant Ashvatthaman…and the Fantasy Tree!
[……….Move out!]
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The final fight of LB4 is Archer Ash partnered with the berseker Tree. Both have 3 health bars, and effects once the bars break. The tree gains NP charge and loses resistances over time, but Ash gets buffed by Pepe with lines for each bar.
Peperonchino:
By my Command Seal, I order you: Regain thy strength!
Peperonchino:
By my Command Seal, I order you: Defend the Fantasy Tree!
Peperonchino:
By my Command Seal, I order you: Rage against fate!
Eventually, you defeat the three of them and the Tree finally falls.
The clouds in the sky part, letting sunlight rain through, as your group stands atop the hill the Tree was on.
Holmes:
…At last, we have succeeded. The Tree is gone, along with all mana traces of it.
Peperonchino:
Good for you…but, I got one last ace! With my Siriuslight, I could still…
Ashvatthaman:
Cut the crap. You know it’s over.
Keep that anger in your back pocket instead. It’ll be the boost you need “To keep going”.
Don’t move the goalposts for yourself after accomplishing so much.
Ashvatthaman begins to fade again, this time being his last.
Peperonchino:
…I knew I’d keep wondering if I did enough for you.
If I kept strong on our contract, maybe things wouldn’t have gone this way. I’m sorry, Ashvatthaman.
Ashvatthaman:
You still tryin’ to piss me off? Getting to go as wild as I did back there means we had great affinity through and through.
…Sucks that we didn’t win. Aaaah, it REALLY infuriates me, damn.
Peperonchino:
…Thanks to you, I’ll get to keep living. That should be enough for me.
Ashvatthaman:
Hah, that was obvious whether we won or lost. Just what’d I’d expect from a capable Master like you.
…See you.
Peperonchino:
…Farewell, my good for nothing Servant.
Ashvatthaman gives Pepe a huge smile, and fades away.
Everyone holds their breath for a moment. Peperonchino turns around.
Peperonchino:
I wonder how much you could’ve helped your fighter too. Too bad, so sad.
Limbo appears from out of nowhere.
Limbo:
Gr…Kargh, kaha….! Krggg….
I had, indeed planned, to help. But some unfinished business got in the way.
I cannot believe he was still there to interfere…
Limbo flashes back to before the final fights, as he sits in front of the darkened Tree.
Limbo:
---Hup.
Time to finish this charade.
Everyone, everyone looking up to a God is wonderful, if I do say so myself.
The God of this Lostbelt is ideal, more captivating to others above all else. Nnnnn, I’m obligated to retaliate for his sake.
I have to, need to! I simply must take a moment and gouge out that Master’s entrails, and show them what death is like.
???:
Hey.
Limbo:
Mmm?
Someone blasts a ball of fire at Limbo!
Limbo:
NNNNnnnnNoOorgg…!?
Asclepius:
You’re so predictable.
Although I cannot eloquently put why you disgust me so much, that hit was immensely satisfying.
I’m glad that I realized in my lowest moment that I may have been suffering from a disease without explicit symptoms. Even if the realization took dying once.
Limbo:
…Ah, you used your resurrection drug.
Asclepius:
You’re using that Servant for your own means, aren’t you. A monstrous Gorgon of a different age.
I delayed my Emulated Medicine’s effects as long as possible. However, I needed to trial run it by seeing how it affected others before myself.
What sort of doctor would I be by testing something on myself without a full grasp of it?
Limbo:
You have returned the same as you were prior to death…
A technique to escape the control from Arjuna’s divinity! Splendid, magnificent!
Now, for what fathomable reason to you oppose me, Asclepius, God of Medicine?
Asclepius:
Isn’t it clear? I’m back to my senses now. And you’re the largest, most vile tumor in this world.
It’s a doctor’s job to take care of lesions like you. Just thinking about you makes my stomach turn.
Asclepius takes another shot at Limbo, who defends with his own magic. The two of them continue to fight, allowing you to fight your own fights without Limbo’s interference.
Peperonchino:
Ahahaha, wow, he did quite a number on you! Were you even trying to fight him?
Limbo:
Fufufu, ah, you couldn’t safeguard his Saint Graph after all! Even after you got the extra time…
Ah, and lo’, the Tree has fallen as well. Unfortunate! Too, too, too bad!
Oh well, onto the next. Nnnfufufufufufu.
Peperonchino:
I knew your physical form was just magic. Makes me wonder what hole you’re really tucked away in.
Ooh, just remembered. As it stands, we aren’t enemies under the same umbrella, yeah?
Limbo:
Certainly not. So long as we have the same goal in mind, that is. Ufufufu…!
Limbo’s body turns to a white ash, and with a cracking noise, drifts into the wind.
Peperonchino:
(…Don’t think I didn’t hear you before, Limbo. “We are but moments away from my final goal”…)
(The only thing you wanted was to destroy this Lostbelt, so what do you really know about them?)
(Why take pleasure in destruction, rather than avoiding it? What else are you keeping from us?)
Koyanskaya, open for business yet?
Koyanskaya:
Why yes, I am! Is our next destination the Greek Lostbelt?
[Koyanskaya!?] / [Peperonchino…!]
Option 1:
Koyanskaya:
Hello again! Your business wish is my demand! Going to a neighboring town, or even a country, is within my services.
Our packages span from nightly buses to specialty requests! Here for you, heading NFF Services, is the one and only TV Koyanskaya <3
Option 2:
Mash:
Please don’t go, Pepe-san!!!
---
Peperonchino:
Daybit, you’re honestly such a pain in the neck.
Using Koyanskaya like that to tell me she could do this later.
Koyanskaya:
I’d be glad to transfer you to another Lostbelt. We can discuss payment later too, my treat.
This will be at a specialty fee, however: the charge will be under our tour package plan, despite you being a single customer.
Peperonchino:
Yes yes yes, I’m well aware this is a deal with the devil. I’ll pay my dues later.
…Mash. [Guda]. I’m not a liar. I really did enjoy our travels together.
And even with my motivation at the time…I not once had any reason to flat out betray you.
This farewell was unavoidable. I still think the world and destiny are nothing but trouble, so don’t give up, m’kay?
Because I already have. Since the moment I was born.
Well, until we meet again! Farewell, ciao, adieu!
Koyanskaya opens another splice in space, and the two of them warp away.
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Gordolf:
Damn, they got away.
Da Vinci:
All they’ve done is prolong our next fight. There’s more Fantasy Trees waiting to topple over for us.
As a commanding officer, I gotta give our Master credit where it’s due.
Gordolf:
Sigh…yes, I suppose…
Da Vinci:
Oh, and speaking of, I forgot to say something mega-important.
It’s thanks to you that we reached God’s Sky Stone, and we were able to rendezvous with Ganesha and Lakshmi.
You did a great job, Gordolf-kun. I can rest easy with you at the wheel from now on.
Gordolf:
Don’t tell me that! You’re a commanding officer, that means you’re under me!
Your disrespect will be dealt with later! Right now, Gordolf is going to take a little rest for a job well done so goodnight.
Gordolf immediately passes out.
Muniere:
Wow, he’s sleeping like a baby.
I’d prefer a real room and not a chair, thank you very much.
Da Vinci:
Sounds good. Oh, I wanted to get the Captain for someth-…wait, Captain? Where’d he go?
…He must’ve finally went to her. I’ll leave them be.
Muniere-kun, defer this to the crew for me:
“Call off the emergency alert. Everyone, congrats on another job well done!”
Back at the tree…
Lakshmi:
The world called me here to reach this conclusion. And we made it, despite numerous hardships…
[Not gonna say it then? I don’t mind if you don’t]
Lakshmi:
Fine, you seem to want me to say it…despite me originally saying “I didn’t believe in you”.
If I get the chance, I want to thank you again for helping me. Hope an unnecessary Servant like me being around wouldn’t be a bother.
[I’d be glad to see you again]
Lakshmibai:
Spoken with no reservations, as I suspected.
Captain:
…You’ve already got a ticket to board from me too. Valid anytime.
Lakshmi:
Haha, you could say that reclaiming the Earth is another kind of rebellion.
So long as you’re at the helm in that task, any rebellion would succeed.
Farewell for now, my old comrade.
Nemo:
…Mm.
Rama:
Meeting again is not too hypothetical, is it? Don’t hold yourself back, we’d enjoy your company again.
I’ll say it again: you were not nearly as troublesome or useless you made yourself out to be.
You may be a vessel for the Goddess of Misfortune, yet being able to see you smile despite that…fufu, must be good fortune on our end.
I believe you can, in fact, keep that misfortune unconsciously in check.
You are a splendid warrior, and a splendid Rani. Take pride in yourself, Lakshmibai…
Also, in respects to Alakshmi, may I call you my Sister in law?
Lakshmi:
We’ll have to get a little bit closer for that. Forgive me.
…However, King of Kosala.
Being able to fight alongside a Hero I would hear about in bedtime stories, has been nothing but an honor.
Perhaps…it truly was good luck that brought us together.
Even an avatar of misfortune deserves some good luck. The odds are never impossible.
I will pray my hardest that you may finally meet your beloved. Farewell.

…Lastly, [Guda]. I must tell you this.
As I leave here, no, because I’m leaving here, there is one problem we postponed…
Once you’ve chosen the path you’ll continue upon, you must face it headstrong.
For us, and the people who rebelled with us…that was our reason to fight.
[…So, this world is already fading away.]
Lakshmi:
As someone who will fade with it…I can answer, yes.
Peperonchino acknowledged this too, I think. We were all taking a stand against their destruction.
That is why I still cannot forgive you for this outcome, where these people will cease to be.
I cannot affirm all of our actions up to this point, not even my own.
Even so, I would not be lying if I said…that I may despise you all.
[……!]
Mash:
………………
Lakshmi:
…However, how-ever!
Never, ever give up on your cause!
Mash:
Lakshmi-san…?
Lakshmi:
Yes, I know. I didn’t want things to end this way. This wasn’t the outcome I desired!
That is because of who I am.
I believed that people could thrive in this India despite the cycles, and I disagree with this conclusion.
I know we’ve been marked to be pruned, to get filtered out as an irregular history. The people here, my people…this is the only thing left for them.
Next time. I know, for sure, that next time! Their next cycle will bring all of them true salvation!
Through their good Karma, they will reincarnate. Everyone will move on happily.
That is their fate. That is the only outcome for them now. I, we, will think of this as naught but a fantastical dream…
They will all keep believing in their “Next” life…
[……..]
Lakshmibai begins to disappear.
Lakshmi:
Ah…apologies, to end on a sour note. So long as you believe in what you’re doing, there’s nothing else to say.
At least, that’s about what I want to think.

Aah…at last, I spoke my piece. I can’t imagine how you’ve done this three times already.
After doing this so many times…your decision that this world was undeniably evil, must have come naturally.
[…It did.]
Lakshmi:
Haha. You’re all incredible. Strong willed, pure, and honorable.
…This is farewell. Do not fall, my comrades.
Lakshmi disappears completely.
Ganesha:
I think that gives me permission to leave too. Ehh, I’ll go back to being a NEET a little later.
[Why so?] / [Since Karna told you to?]
Option 1:
Ganesha:
Heheh. Karna told me so.
Option 2:
Ganesha:
Ehehe, maybe.
---
Ganesha:
I may have already proved my platinum shut-in status, and you could say that’s what brought me and this God together.
Like really, isn’t the Ganesha-mobile the best for roaming around in?
The least I could do is tour around a bit like he wanted.
Mash:
Ganesha-mobile…
Ganesha:
Well, that’s not really true anymore. There’s no real Gods left here.
I think that’s a first for this place.
These peoples’ history starts now, in a world they can flourish in without any Gods interfering.
They don’t have to pray away dangerous beasts anymore. There’s no more resets coming to bring a bountiful paradise.
By following God, they believed a perfect world was coming…but at least now, they have freedom.
The freedom to face hardships.
Obviously a NEET like me would love to throw out the “you can do anything” outlook, given the chance.
Peoples’ lives have ups and downs, but you need them both in order to live…
I think I should watch over these people for a bit. I kinda pass as last God here, after all.
Mash:
But soon, everything’s going to…
Ganesha:
I know. I can’t escape it. Nope!
It kinda feels like being a manga café as it closes on the last business day, and you wanna keep doing what you’re doing before The Time comes.
There’s a book you didn’t notice until now on the bookshelf, or a nostalgic read you just spied.
You know you can’t read them right now, but “It’ll be there”. This is something like that.
[…Yeah. I understand.]
Mash:
A manga café…I’ve only heard about them…
Ganesha:
No waaaay, you’ve never been? Well, even I’ve never experienced many Nirvanas aside from the convenience store…
I got it! I’ll tell you what I know, so we can make one ourselves later!
[Only if we do it right] / [Yeah, let’s]
Ganesha:
Good enthusiasm! ‘Kay, that wraps things up for me. Later tatters!
Ganesha returns to her statue form, and slinks away.
Mash:
That statue can move…?
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Da Vinci:
So…do you remember the other reason we came to this Lostbelt?
Nemo:
…Clear as a blue-ringed octopus.
We had to go to a specific spot in India for my Alonix Phantasm to get the electrical stimulus it needed.
I’m happy to say that with the Border and I synched up, we’re about halfway done.
Holmes:
Fumu, I trust in your call.
We should have smooth access through the rougher seas to the other Lostbelts now…
While that alone is exciting, but there’s no need to hurry. Let’s take a well-deserved rest, and calmly determine our next coordinates.
Mash:
…Um, since we’ve some time… there’s something I want to do.
I want to go see her, one last time.
[……]
Mash:
I know that it’s pointless.
Even if it is…I want to go see her, one last time.
Da Vinci:
This is a shock. We’ll have to make a policy about this later, buuut Gordolf-kun is fast asleep right now.
Ok, this beautiful genius will safely escort you to the next destination of your choosing.
I don’t think anyone has any complaints, right?
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Ko-fi
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2020.07.28 00:13 Figuringitout23456 On dating a black partner - thoughts and experiences?

I’ve (f) been dating my partner (m) for 5 years now. It’s a beautiful relationship, except I’m brown and he’s black, which is a no no in south Asian community. I love my family, but they are conservative. They don’ know about our relationship. If I somehow managed to convince the family, I’m afraid of societal shaming of my parents because of my choices. What do I do?
Edit: my parents are tightly interwoven into the fabric of the social circle where external validation of uncles and aunties is everything. I was brought up with the good ol “log kya kahenge” (translate: what will people say). I worry about this.
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2020.07.17 12:55 IzzytheMelody [SPOILERS and opinions] I've had about a week to process LoK

It was pretty good. Season 2's finale was... really weird. But I liked it. I had only watch Last Airbender around 3 or 4 weeks prior to me watching Korra, so I have zero nostalgic memories for either Avatar or Korra, but I do think Avatar is overall better. It felt slightly more coherent. But almost all of Avatar's strengths rolled over. Animation, characters, developments of said characters. I did really enjoy the spiritual exploration in Korra, and how character choices typically had consequences. Asami betraying her dad being a big one. Going into the show I knew they (Korra and Asami) got together, and expecting that actually made it all the more enjoyable for me to see them progress. It felt organic and natural and I throughly enjoyed it. Here are the things I didn't like in general, but these are about it!
I didn't really like the technology progression, as someone who hasn't read any of the comics it felt sudden and like I wasn't even in the same world as where Aang, Katara, Sokka, Zuko and Toph took their journey. I do definitely see the appeal of it, and I did enjoy the aesthetic at times.
The Avatar state was highly overused and felt much, much weaker, at times not even seeming to give a concrete boost in power. With Aang, you knew he was about to level a small cabbage cart with it, but with Korra is just felt like... glowy Korra.
Varrick suddenly growing a consciousness felt very odd and a bit out of place, but perhaps a second viewing would provide some evidence of it happening earlier.
These are my main gripes, and to counteract that, here are my favorite bits!
Wan. Wan was easily my favorite character in the show and I loved watching his story.
Korra'a struggle with PTSD, fear and physical trauma was very natural, tastefully done, and extremely well written.
Every scene with Varrick. I love everything about that man and Zhu Li, how in later episodes she was given a character and how they bounced off one another easily.
I love how Tenzin is always learning, even while teaching. Very nicely done!
The combat was a pleasure to view and engrossing all the way through!
Tenzin, Kya and Bumi's relationship grows and changes like a real sibling relationship would!
Anyone related to the Beifong family was a joy to have on screen.
I really liked Kai
Iroh.
Bolin and Mako were perfect choices for Korra to partner up with, as was Asami!
I also do like, despite how often I've compared her to him, how Aang and Korra very clearly separate people, and this is Korra's story, not Aang 2.0. And I also love how it shows Aang wasn't infallible, he might be master of all the elements, but mastering fatherhood was beyond him. He was still a human.
Overall, great show, but I still do like Airbender a bit more
It'd be something like this
9.5/10 for Avatar
8.75/10 for Korra.
But I do see why people would prefer Korra over Airbender.
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2020.07.05 21:52 IAmOkayWithAnything Thank you N-Parents Pt 1

Thank you N-Mom, for making me pro-choice. I shouldn't bring up how I wished I should've chosen abortion anytime my child faces a problem
Thank you N-Dad, for teaching to treat my future partner well. After all both parents raise a child, and the mental health of the each really does matter.
Thank you N-Mom, for teaching to not give a flying fuck about what people think (log kya kahenge, chaar logo me kaisa lagega). They don't understand my situation, and they never will especially with you covering my problems with your hypocrisy.
Thank you N-Parents, for making me realise that children can raise themselves to be good children, look at your two daughters and your son. Even though you take credit for their success in front of the world, the people behind the know the truth.
Thank you N-Dad, for making me realise, that intimidating someone isn't the same as making them change their opinion or gaining their respect.
Thank you N-Mom, for teaching me to never judge a person based on their demeanor. After all, I did win Miss Cheese during my highschool graduation. I was unanimously voted as a person who can get along with anyone. No one knew I can't get along with my own parents.
Thank you N-Parents, for crushing my self-respect from a very young age, our culture glorifies the atrocity that is izzat(respect).p
Thank you N-Dad, for teaching me to be always open and vocal about situations, no matter how financially irresponsible and embarassing they may be, we'll eat less today to save some tor tomorrow.
Thank you N-Mom, for making me realise, that despite how many achievements I accomplish or how many skills I hone, you will always find a way to through them in my face to control me.
Thank you N-Parents, for making me realise, that being religious doesn't mean you're a good person.
Thank you N-Dad, for making me realise, that making someone else's job easier, especially in the service industry, isn't doing their job for them, it's basic humanity.
Thank you N-Mom, for teaching me that sometimes, people can love you to your face but hate on you in front of others.
Thank you N-Parents, for teaching me that sometimes (while dealing with some people), compromise on my end is the only way to avoid conflict which would disturb a plethora of people.
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2020.07.05 14:09 IAmOkayWithAnything Thank you N-Parents Pt. 1

Thank you N-Mom, for making me pro-choice. I shouldn't bring up how I wished I should've chosen abortion anytime my child faces a problem
Thank you N-Dad, for teaching to treat my future partner well. After all both parents raise a child, and the mental health of the each really does matter.
Thank you N-Mom, for teaching to not give a flying fuck about what people think (log kya kahenge, chaar logo me kaisa lagega). They don't understand my situation, and they never will especially with you covering my problems with your hypocrisy.
Thank you N-Parents, for making me realise that children can raise themselves to be good children, look at your two daughters and your son. Even though you take credit for their success in front of the world, the people behind the know the truth.
Thank you N-Dad, for making me realise, that intimidating someone isn't the same as making them change their opinion or gaining their respect.
Thank you N-Mom, for teaching me to never judge a person based on their demeanor. After all, I did win Miss Cheese during my highschool graduation. I was unanimously voted as a person who can get along with anyone. No one knew I can't get along with my own parents.
Thank you N-Parents, for crushing my self-respect from a very young age, our culture glorifies the atrocity that is izzat(respect).p
Thank you N-Dad, for teaching me to be always open and vocal about situations, no matter how financially irresponsible and embarassing they may be, we'll eat less today to save some tor tomorrow.
Thank you N-Mom, for making me realise, that despite how many achievements I accomplish or how many skills I hone, you will always find a way to through them in my face to control me.
Thank you N-Parents, for making me realise, that being religious doesn't mean you're a good person.
Thank you N-Dad, for making me realise, that making someone else's job easier, especially in the service industry, isn't doing their job for them, it's basic humanity.
Thank you N-Mom, for teaching me that sometimes, people can love you to your face but hate on you in front of others.
Thank you N-Parents, for teaching me that sometimes (while dealing with some people), compromise on my end is the only way to avoid conflict which would disturb a plethora of people.
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2020.07.03 11:10 HindiseHelp SairMall Partner App Kya Hai ? SairMall Partner App se Paise Kaise Kamay...

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2020.06.29 22:25 2Firemonkey2 LoGiC

China's total export = 2260 Billion USD, import = 1840; trade balance = 420 billion USD
China export to India = 68 Billion USD, import = 16; trade balance = 52 Billion USD.
China GDP = 14140 Billion USD.
52/14140 = 0.003677.
Kya ukhad loge 0.36% GDP ghatake?
PS: India's total export = 263 Billion USD, import = 381. A country with a negative trade balance of -118 billion USD, speaks of affecting another country's GDP.
Heights of propaganda and Bhakti! Go back to your OnePlus and iPhone (chinese motherboards). Source: World Bank
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2020.06.21 19:46 the_food_row #HavmorUnlockChallenge

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2020.06.21 19:46 the_food_row #HavmorUnlockChallenge

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The first thing I’d do is go out with my friends, have fun with them and get my favourite Havmor ice-cream in this hot weather.
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2020.06.20 18:35 anoceandrop The Mani Ratnam Rabbit hole - Part 2 - Roja/Bombay/Dil Se - The Thematic Trilogy

𝟭. 𝗥𝗼𝗷𝗮(𝟭𝟵𝟵𝟮)
On 28 June 1991, K. Doraiswamy, an executive of the Indian Oil Corporation, was kidnapped by Kashmiri militants and put in captivity for two months. This inspired Mani Ratnam to make the film Roja. Doraiswamy's wife was fighting for his release, and according to Ratnam, it was her plight that the film was based on.
Filmmaker Mani Ratnam, coming off of a successful collaboration with music director Ilaiyaraaja, chose to work with a young composer called AS Dileep Kumar for the first time. When Roja hit screens, audiences heard the gentle melody of ‘Choti si Asha’, the thundering chorus of ‘Bharat Humko Jaan se Pyara hai’, the beautiful visuals painted by 'Yeh Haseen Vaadiyan', the fun cult classic track 'Rukkumani' Dileep became AR Rahman and Roja went on to be listed in Time magazine’s 10 Best Soundtracks of all time.
Roja starts out as a simple love story but soon transforms into an abduction tale. Ratnam’s Roja is a sweet-faced country girl who loves her blissful life. Her name means Rose.
Roja(1992) is also a contemporary adaptation of the story Savitri and Satyavan from the Indian epic Mahabharat set in the backdrop of the Kashmir conflict. The tale of Satyavan and Savitri is recited in the Mahabharat as a story of conjugal love conquering death. Satyavan is the soul carrying the divine truth of being within itself but descended into the grip of death and ignorance; Savitri is the divine word, daughter of the Sun, Goddess of the supreme truth who comes down and is born to save while Yama is the Lord of Death & Justice being responsible for the dispensation of law and punishment of sinners in his abode, Yamlok. In that sense Roja is allegorical, the characters are personified qualities from mythology.
The film traces the story of a woman (Savitri)Roja who marries (Satyavan)Rishi, a cryptologist working with R.A.W and fights a tenacious battle to rescue him from (Yama)Liaqat played by Pankaj Kapur. From then on, even as we're shown Roja battling on the sidelines, pleading with authorities to enable the release of her husband, she essentially becomes an idea - one that keeps Rishi alive and fighting. It was by making the audience invest their emotions in this couple thrown into a kind of violence that they've only read about in the newspapers that Mani Ratnam succeeded in bringing home the Kashmir conflict.
One could argue that the director paints too simplistic a picture while depicting the conflict in Kashmir depicting univocal shades of good & evil. But counter this with the fact that depicting the conflict in itself was an unprecedented brave attempt at the time. We see him correct this mistake in Dil se by portraying the other perspective in a more transparent manner.
The film also had many firsts, this was probably one of the first instances in Indian cinema involving someone (Arvind Swamy’s boss) talking about crypto — a series of cryptographic codes that had to be protected. It was also the first time that Kashmir’s fight for azaadi was shown on screen and the issue of militancy was addressed. Till that time terrorists in Indian cinema were residents of some unknown foreign land, in films like Karma or Tehelka. The most realistic aspect of the movie, in the original Tamil version at least, is that the woman needs an interpreter to translate for her and the authorities. Roja is a rural girl, who doesn't know any other language except Tamil, is suddenly thrown into a situation where no one understands her. Thus you have Hindi, English and Tamil, all being spoken in the same movie. In other words a Tamil movie with Hindi dialogues.
Roja’s success also lay in the fact that there was a rush of Mani Rathnam films that were quickly dubbed into Hindi and found a willing audience in the North. For example, the films Anjali (1990) and then later Thalapati (1991) whose dubbed version was released around 1993 were successful. His other films, Thiruda Thiruda (1994) and Bombay (1995), both were dubbed and released simultaneously in Hindi and Tamil.
Roja was the first film for which Ratnam used a Steadicam, in the shot that introduces the militants hideout to the audiences. The film was made on a shoestring budget. The technicians worked for less money with the understanding that the film would also be sold for less money. It was not thought of as something that would work on a big scale. The film was composed mostly of newcomers, a new music director, and it was about Kashmir which, according to Ratnam, not much was known about at the time. He called the film "a bit of an experiment". According to Ratnam, it was not originally planned as a political film: "It was a phase India was going through and these things affected me and found their way into my work."
Tamil Actress Aishwarya was initially offered the female lead, but declined it due to date issues. The role went to Madhoo. Aishwarya later revealed that she deeply regretted that decision, which was made by her grandmother against her will, for a Telugu film which was later cancelled. Ratnam approached Karisma Kapoor to play a Kashmiri girl, but he considered her "far too expensive for a Tamil film". In an August 2016 interview with Filmfare, Rahman recalled that he chose not to pursue education at Berklee College of Music because he got to work on Roja
Roja stars Arvind Swamy, Madhubala (Madhoo to Hindi cinema), Nasser, Janakaraj and Pankaj Kapur. A.R.Rahman who stormed the music industry with his debut, won the National award for best Music Director & cinematography was by Santosh Sivan. The film won three National Film Awards, including Best Film on National Integration, catapulting Ratnam to national acclaim. The film also gained international acclaim with its nomination for Best Film at the 18th Moscow International Film Festival. The film was later re-released for international audiences in light of the growing fear of terrorist attacks across the world. It is the first in Ratnam's trilogy of films that depict human relationships against a background of Indian politics
𝟮. 𝗕𝗼𝗺𝗯𝗮𝘆(𝟭𝟵𝟵𝟱)
Story of an inter-religious family in Bombay before & during the Bombay riots, which took place after the demolition of the Babri Masjid & led to religious tensions between Hindu & Muslim communities.
The soundtrack of the film became one of the best-selling Indian music albums of all time, with sales of 15 million units. The soundtrack was included in The Guardian's "1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die" list, and the song "Kehna Hi Kya" ("Kannalanae") sung by K S Chitra was included in their "1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear" list. The song "Hamma" was later reused in Ok Jaanu (2017) as "The Humma Song". "Bombay Theme" has appeared in various international films and music compilations, while "Kehna Hi Kya" and "Bombay Theme" have been sampled by various international artists.The lyrics for the Hindi and Telugu versions were written by Mehboob. The Hindi version includes Urdu lyrics.
During the recording of the background score of Mani Ratnam's Thiruda Thiruda (1993), the Bombay riots broke out. Mani Ratnam planned on making a film in Malayalam about a boy who gets lost in the riots, and requested M. T. Vasudevan Nair to write the script. But since the idea did not materialise, he decided to make it in Tamil and the film that would later be titled Bombay & dubbed in Hindi.
Nassar, a Muslim in real life, was cast as the father of Arvind Swamy's character (a Hindu) while Kitty, a Hindu in real life, was cast as the father of Koirala's character (a Muslim). Ratnam deliberately cast them in those roles as a statement. The demolition of the Babri Masjid was shown onscreen through newspaper headlines and photographs, as the Censor Board did not want the makers to show the actual destruction. Mani Ratnam described Bombay as "a positive film about communal harmony". He said the Bombay riots were not the main focus of the film, but "a helpless, innocent man caught up in violence not of his own making" was.
Hindi version of the film grossed ₹140 million as reported by Box Office India, making it one of the year's top ten highest-grossing Hindi films. It was screened at many international film festivals including the Philadelphia Film Festival in 1996 where it was an audience favourite. However, the film caused considerable controversy upon release in India and abroad for its depiction of inter-religious relations and religious riots. It was banned in Singapore and Malaysia upon release. It was ranked among the top 20 Indian films in the British Film Institute's rankings. It won the Gala Award at the 1996 Political Film Society Awards (United States), Special Award at the 2003 Jerusalem Film Festival (Israel), Wim Van Leer in Spirit for Freedom Award -Best Feature, 1995 Edinburgh International Film Festival (Scotland) & Nargis Dutt award for Best feature film on National integration.
In 1996, American critic James Berardinelli rated the film 3.5 out of 4 and said, "Largely because of their limited North American appeal and dubious quality, Indian movies are routinely ignored by distributors. Occasionally, however, a worthwhile picture causes enough people to take notice that it becomes a favorite on the international film festival circuit. One such movie is Bombay, the fourteenth feature from celebrated director Mani Rathnam." He concluded, "Director Rathnam has shown great courage in making this picture (bombs were thrown at his house after it opened in India), which speaks with a voice that many will not wish to hear. Bombay recalls how forceful a motion picture can be."
𝟯. 𝗗𝗶𝗹 𝗦𝗲 (𝟭𝟵𝟵𝟴)
Mani Ratnam had the inspiration for Dil Se from a Sufi song called 'Thayya Thayya' (the phrase is used as one of the songs) The two lovers are said to share the relation of God and devotee in the song. The film was first titled Ladakh - Ek Prem Kahani, but was later changed to Dil Se, as Mani Ratnam was of the opinion that a shorter title will have a stronger impact. The three protagonists are from the three corners of India, making a sort of a a literal cartographic triangle. While Meghna is from the north-east, Amar hails from Delhi. Preethi is from Kerala.
Dil se is Hindi language romantic thriller film set in the backdrop of the insurgency in Northeast India. Written by Ratnam and Tigmanshu Dhulia, the film is an example of parallel cinema & noted for its aspects of nonlinear storytelling, it was the final installment of Ratnam's thematic trilogy. It also marked Preity Zinta's film debut. Though the film was shot mainly in Hindi-language, director Mani Ratnam also dubbed and released the film in Tamil in the title Uyire.. ('Darling..')
Dil Se is said to be a journey through the seven shades of love that are defined in ancient Arabic literature. Those shades are defined as an Attraction, Infatuation, Love, Reverence, Worship, Obsession, and Death. The character played by Shahrukh Khan Radio broadcaster Aman Verma is attracted & infatuated by beguiling & mysterious Meghna, he passes through each shade during the course of the film.The film is a dramatization of the attraction between a character from the heart of India and another from a peripheral state and a representation of opposites in the eyes of the law and society.
One can also see shades of The Layla-Majnun theme in the film which is a story passed from Arabic to Persian, Turkish, and Indian languages. Majnun's story is that of a constant effort to woo Layla, wander the dessert surroundings upon facing rejection, consumed by her thoughts which turned to obsession, he ultimately faced a tragic end.
Amid moonlit desert dunes, there is a particularly stirring conversation between the leading pair; Amar reveals his love for Meghna's eyes – because of the world hidden behind them & hate for the same stunning eyes – because he can't see the world hidden behind them. Their unconventional and intense love flourishes amidst the political turmoil. Visually beautiful, passionate love that turns into obsession, soulful music, deft writing & direction, and artistic performances by the actors, help to bring the seven shades of love on celluloid quite convincingly. Dil Se is an unforgettable masterpiece.
Santosh Sivan's screenplay, Tigmanshu Dhulia's dialogues, Gulzar's lyrics and Rahman's music makes it a Contemporary Classic. Dil se is said to be one of Shahrukh Khan's best performances. As a love-lorn Amar, he convinces you to empathize and pray for a happy ending to his love story.
Mani, partnering with two other filmmakers – Shekhar Kapoor and RGV, came up with a new production house called India Talkies for Dil Se. Sadly, it was the first and last film produced by the company. Sameer Chanda (known for films like Guru, Omkara, Rang De Basanti and Raavan) and Wasiq Khan (known for his gritty realism in Anurag Kashyap films) were the production and art designers.Tigmanshu Dhulia was the casting director. Pia Benegal and Manish Malhotra were the costume designers.
Simran Bagga was Mani Rathnam's first choice for the role of Preeti Nair, Rani Mukherjee was then offered the role but she declined & Preity Zinta eventually accepted. The lead role of the militant was first offered to Kajol, who couldn't accept the offer due to date clashes. Manisha was subsequently signed.
The song "Chaiyya Chaiyya" was shot on top of the Nilgiri Express en route Ooty, Coonoor and Kotagiri, the train is particularly painted in brown for the song sequence. Mani, apparently did not have Malaika Arora in mind for the train dance, for which Shilpa Shirodkar was his first choice. After the team wasn't impressed with Shilpa's audition, they approached model Achala Sachdev, who could not adjust her dates. Malaika finally landed the part. Shah Rukh, who is usually prone to injuries, shot for the song without using any safety harness. Farah Khan had choreographed the song in 4 straight days. No camera tricks were used in the making.
Several action sequences in the film choreographed by Allan Amin were shot near Connaught Place, New Delhi, Rajpath and Old Delhi. Some of the parade scenes were shot during the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of India's independence. The film's shoot, which happened in Himachal Pradesh, Leh, Assam, New Delhi, Kerala, and Bhutan, was completed in 55 days as everything was thoroughly pre-planned.
The intense political references of the film with the trials of the Assamese on the India-China border, the love story and the fact that it coincided with the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations became a major factor for its success overseas, particularly amongst the South Asian diaspora in the west. Even though Dil se performed poorly at the box office in India, the film today has achieved a cult following. It was a success overseas in the US and the UK becoming the first Indian film to enter the top 10 in the UK box office charts and it was also a hit in Japan. Even 2 months after its release in September 1998 the film was still screened on 5 screens, 5 times per day with an average of 3000 spectators across all screens in the Cineworld complex in Feltham, West London. The film won two National Film Awards while also receiving a special mention at the Netpac Awards. The film was included in Time Magazine's "Best of Bollywood" list in 2010.
Dil Se's soundtrack album, composed by ARR, became a huge hit for its era and sold six million units in India alone. The song "Chaiyya Chaiyya", based on Sufi music and Urdu poetry, became especially popular and the song has been featured in the film Inside Man, in the musical Bombay Dreams, and in the television shows Smith and CSI: Miami. The bass Guitar in Dil Se Re song was played by Guy Pratt, the Bass Guitarist of Pink Floyd post the Roger Waters era. For the song 'Jiya Jale, Jaan Chale' singer Lata Mangeshkar apparently had some problems reaching the higher octaves because of her age, and so ARR kept her voice as low as possible in the final track
After Iruvar (1997), Mani was all set to make Alaipayuthey with SRK and Kajol, and registered the title, Mast. But, after completing the recce, he dropped the film, as he was not happy with the script. After finishing Dil Se, he made the script of Alaipayuthey non-linear, and shot it as a Tamil film, which was remade in Hindi as Saathiya. SRK made up to this Hindi remake by appearing in a cameo.
𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙠: Decoding Mani Ratnam Scene Breakdown
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2020.06.11 20:31 CaringPhoenix Salman Khan Box Office Report, Hit, Flop Movies [1988 to 2020]

Salman Khan Box Office Report, Hit, Flop Movies [1988 to 2020]

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Salman Khan is undoubtedly the most popular superstar in the country. The actor has recently completed 30 years in the industry and we must say that his journey hasn’t been smooth at all. Salman Khan Box Office journey can be divided into two phases i.e from 1988 to 2008 and 2009 to till date. The Dabangg Khan of Bollywood started his career with Sooraj Barjatya’s Maine Pyaar Kiya which remains one of the biggest hits of his career.
Salman’s box office journey was quite inconsistent till 2009, with most of his movies performing just average at the Box Office. Some of Salman’s biggest hits till 2009 were Partner, Hum Aapke Hai Koun, No Entry, Hum Saath Saath Hai, Karan Arjun, Saajan, Biwi No. 1, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Tere Naam.
Prabhu Deva’s ‘Wanted’ released on Eid 2009 was a game-changer for Salman Khan. The movie went on to become a super hit and since then there is no stopping. From Dabangg in 2010 to Dabangg 3 in 2019, all Salman Khan movies crossed 100 crores in India.
Salman’s terrific form is expected to continue in 2020 and 2021 as well. Salman’s upcoming movie, Radhe is one of the most awaited movies of 2020. It is expected to make it big at the box office.

Movie Name Release Date Domestic Box Office Collection (Crs) Verdict
Biwi Ho To Aisi August 26, 1988 1.3 Flop
Maine Pyar Kiya December 29, 1989 15 All Time Blockbuster
Baaghi December 21, 1990 4 Hit
Sanam Bewafa January 11, 1991 5.75 Super Hit
Patthar Ke Phool February 22, 1991 6.5 Hit
Kurbaan May 31, 1991 1.8 Flop
Saajan August 30, 1991 10 Super Hit
Love November 15, 1991 2.5 Flop
Suryavanshi February 14, 1992 1.5 Flop
Ek Ladka Ek Ladki June 18, 1992 1.8 Flop
Jaagruti July 3, 1992 2.5 Flop
Dil Tera Aashiq October 22, 1993 2.1 Flop
Andaz Apna Apna April 11, 1994 6.1 Flop
Hum Aapke Hai Kaun August 5, 1994 69.75 All Time Blockbuster
Chaand Ka Tukda August 19, 1994 2.2 Flop
Karan Arjun January 13, 1995 32.15 Blockbuster
Veergati September 29, 1995 6.2 Flop
Yeh Majhdhaar March 29, 1996 1.2 Flop
Khamoshi August 9, 1996 4.5 Flop
Jeet August 23, 1996 17.25 Hit
Judwaa February 7, 1997 15 Hit
Auzaar February 28, 1997 5 Below Average
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya March 27, 1998 16.25 Hit
Jab Pyaar Kissi Se Hota Hai May 22, 1998 11.5 Above Average
Bandhan October 2, 1998 11 Semi Hit
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai October 16, 1998 45.25 All Time Blockbuster
Jaanam Samjha Karo April 2, 1999 8.4 Flop
Biwi No. 1 May 27, 1999 24 Hit
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam June 18, 1999 21 Hit
Hello Brother September 10, 1999 12 Flop
Hum Saath Saath Hain November 5, 1999 28 Hit
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge March 24, 2000 16 Above Average
Chal Mere Bhai May 5, 2000 10.75 Flop
Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega August 4, 2000 17.5 Average
Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaye November 17, 2000 3.8 Flop
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke March 9, 2001 16.5 Average
Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge February 22, 2002 8 Flop
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam May 24, 2002 13.75 Above Average
Yeh Hai Jalwa July 26, 2002 5 Flop
Tere Naam August 15, 2003 12.5 Above Average
Baghban October 3, 2003 22.5 Hit
Garv July 9, 2004 12.5 Above Average
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi July 30, 2004 29.5 Hit
Phir Milenge August 27, 2004 3.5 Flop
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa September 10, 2004 7 Flop
Lucky No Time For Love April 8, 2005 14.5 Average
Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya July 15, 2005 27 Hit
No Entry August 26, 2005 43 Super Hit
Kyonki November 2, 2005 13.75 Flop
Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar August 4, 2006 2.5 Flop
Jaan-E-Mann October 20, 2006 27 Flop
Baabul December 8, 2006 15.75 Flop
Salaam-E-Ishq January 25, 2007 22.5 Flop
Partner July 20, 2007 61.2 Blockbuster
Marigold August 17, 2007 1 Disaster
Saawariya November 9, 2007 23 Flop
God Tussi Great Ho August 15, 2008 13.5 Flop
Hello October 10, 2008 12.25 Below Average
Heroes October 24, 2008 13.25 Flop
Yuvvraaj November 21, 2008 17 Disaster
Wanted September 18, 2009 61 Super Hit
Main Aur Mrs Khanna October 16, 2009 8 Disaster
London Dreams October 30, 2009 26 Flop
Veer January 22, 2010 37.5 Below Average
Dabangg September 10, 2010 139 All Time Blockbuster
Ready June 3, 2011 120 Blockbuster
Bodyguard August 31, 2011 149 Blockbuster
Ek Tha Tiger August 1, 2012 199 Blockbuster
Dabangg 2 December 21, 2012 155 Blockbuster
Jai Ho January 24, 2014 116 Above Average
Kick July 25, 2014 233 Blockbuster
Bajrangi Bhaijaan July 17, 2015 320.5 All Time Blockbuster
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo November 12, 2015 209 Super Hit
Sultan July 6, 2016 300.5 All Time Blockbuster
Tubelight Jun 23, 2017 121 Flop
Tiger Zinda Hai Dec 22, 2017 339.5 ATBB
Race 3 Jun 15, 2018 169 Average
Bharat June 5, 2019 211 Hit
Dabangg 3 Dec 20, 2019 151 Average
Total 79 Movies 3946.5 Average: 49.95 crores per film

Flop 30
Disaster 3
Below Average 3
Average 5
Above Average 6
Hit 12
Superhit 5
Blockbuster 7
ATBB 7

Success ratio: 46.83% (An average performer)
Our remarks: Salman Khan is improving his success ratio. Most of the failures were from 2003 to 2008. He has been delivering big hits since 2009. If he continues to deliver hits like this, success ratio will improve with upcoming movies.

Example : Movies below 10Cr is 26. Movies below 150Cr but greater than 100Cr are 5
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2020.06.03 09:10 alextheguy123 [H] M9 Doppler P2, Bowie Tiger Tooth, Lunar Weave BS 0.49 [W] 20, 10, 5 arcs

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Also looking for skin offers
TB/PA arcs
M9 ( June 9th) https://s1.cs.money/qbaDj7t_image.jpg Bowie (Tradable) https://s1.cs.money/cQEH2Ub_image.jpg Lunar Weave ( June 9th) https://s1.cs.money/GEfKYaO_image.jpg Also have 2 arcs and awp asiimov ft for adds
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