Happy Meat Day everyone!
Several people have pointed out that in many countries outside the U.S., dates are written day/month rather than month/day, which would make Meat Day actually September 2nd. To which I would like to say:
1. In Japan it’s month/day, so February 9th would technically be the correct date
2. That being said… two Meat Days
Fucking antivaxx parents
At least their kids didn’t inherit the stupid Gene.
Please reblog, someone may need this
It’s an extremely popular opinion among middle and upper class white people.
Also, aside from this completely uneducated reasoning as to why minimum wage was created…
I can guarantee that there are tens of thousands of teenagers who have to pay bills and help support their families or are the only financial supporter to their family.
not to mention, if minimum wage was meant solely for high school students how would the business survive when students are in school?? are they only supposed to be open on the weekend? this “unpopular opinion” makes no sense.
Unpopular fact: in the 70s a minimum wage worker could pay for college with a summer job.
Unpopular fact: minimum wage was conceived to be the minimum amount of money a person would need to support themselves and their families when working 40 hours per week.
Unpopular fact: minimum wage was created because working men and women in this nation fought–figuratively in the negotiating room and literally in the streets–for a fair working wage, with sweat and blood and tears and death.
Unpopular fact: military service personnel are not the only people who have fought and died for your rights as American: labor leaders and common workers laid down their lives so that you could have a 40 hour work week instead of 80 hours; so you could have a 2 day weekend instead of none; so you could have lunch and bathroom breaks instead of going hungry and shitting your pants,; so you could have a three day weekend in September.
Capitalism would NEVER dole out basic human decency without literal human sacrifice.
I think Marisha has talked before about how one of Beau’s main problems is how young she is, and how invincible that makes her feel. Like when she almost died with the troll - “she should be traumatized!” “Have you met Beau??”
She thinks she’s so cynical (“I’m not used to things turning out… good.”) but she’s got the kind of blind idealism of youth, the feeling that really bad things happen, yeah, but they happen to other people.
I think it’s why Molly’s death hit her so hard. Nott and Caleb go into every fight keenly aware that they might die, but I don’t think it properly hit her just how dangerous what they do is until then. They’d been doing all this crazy reckless shit and getting hurt and getting in trouble, but up til then it always worked out for them in the end. Molly dying forced her to look at danger in a new way - and Molly dying for her made her think about her own mortality in a way she never had before.
And I think a lot of the growth that started with that has stayed strong - her determination to be a better person, for instance, or the way she pushes herself to let her friends know how much she cares for them. But one unfortunate thing all this playing at being pirates has done is make her feel invincible again. They came so fucking close to death over and over again and made it out - a lot of the time, by sheer luck - and she feels good. They got rid of Avantika and Beau herself got the Plank King on their side, pretty much single-handedly. They survived raiding the temple of uk’otoa in the middle of a city full of hostile snake-people and she tanked a hydra and came out of it alive. They faced a dragon. They’ve all gotten so much stronger and so much better at adventuring, they can all do things now that they could’ve barely dreamed of when they met back at level 2.
Which adds up to her and Caleb talking past each other. He says “If I am found, I will be killed and so will all of you,” and she thinks it will reassure him to tell him “we won’t let that happen.” “We’ll protect you.” “We’ll fight for you.”
And it makes it worse, because what that says to Caleb is that she really doesn’t understand how dangerous this man is, that he is not someone who can be fought, not now, not as they are. This is bigger than the incautious, power-hungry servant of some cut-rate snake god, this is Trent Ikithon and if the Mighty Nein fight him they will lose.
And I think she probably makes him think of himself, when he was young and thought he was strong and thought his friends were strong, when he felt invincible. And what it did to him. “I was so sure, I was so sure.”
“Until I wasn’t.”