This happens in Finland as well but with Swedish. Finland is a bilingual country with a small Swedish speaking population. Finnoswedish is very heavily dialected/accented which varies in different regions but a LOT of kids in preschool age starts speaking in the same Swedish accent the Sweden Swedish cartoons use. This wears off tho 😅
Jurassic World did the Avatar thing where it made a gajillion dollars and left no cultural footprint whatsoever. Name your favorite Jurassic World character. What was your favorite line. It evaporated despite everyone seeing it.
WRONG fav character was the extra that ran away from the pterodactyls with two margheritas in hand
Japanese tea bag maker Ocean-Teabag has been making waves by creating little parcels of aroma in the shape of marine animals. Luckily for us, their wide range of tea bags are available at online Japanese novelty retailer Village Vanguard, maker of such fine products as Space Tea and cat-shaped kitchen utensils.
Ocean-Teabag’s earliest designs included beautiful dolphin tea bags filled with blue mallow tea leaves. Steeping them turns your otherwise normal pot of water into a tranquil ocean.
Proving to be a hit among tea lovers, Ocean-Teabag expanded their repertoire to many other sea creatures including the sea turtle (butterfly pea jasmine tea)…
the distinctive ocean sunfish (Japanese hojicha — roasted green tea)…
the graceful manta ray (tropical mango tea)…
and even a blood-thirsty shark (blended herb tea).
The newest addition to their robust series of marine creatures is a tea bag shaped like an innocuous sea cucumber. This little parcel is filled with jasmine tea, as well as a smidgen of sea cucumber powder to lend some authenticity. Ocean-Teabag warns that some people who have a sensitive tongue may find it tasting a little fishy.
The company also crafted a deep sea series that will satisfy even the most adventurous of tea drinkers out there. A few such examples are the anglerfish (earl grey tea)…
the creepy giant isopod (Eastern Beauty oolong tea)…
the horseshoe crab (white apricot tea)…
…and lastly the king of them all, the enormous giant oarfish. (
Delicious Assam tea of epic proportions! ) Just like its namesake, it measures a whopping 19 centimeters (7.5 inches). Drinking tea becomes an art when half of your tea bag hangs out of your cup.
While the notion of turning your cup of tea into fish-inhabiting waters is not new, these tea bags will hopefully conjure up images of gentle ocean waves in your mind.
I think it’s time we as a species realize that harry potter was never good. it was just marketable and gave impressionable kids a lot to project onto.
the reason Joanne got rejected by so many publishers isn’t because they couldn’t see her genius, it’s because the one that picked it up was the first one to realize they could market the shit out of houses, wands, magical pets, etc, the setting was a gold mine for getting kids to project themselves into. it didn’t matter that the plot and characters and writing were all terrible. they even kept adding more elements for this later on with things like patronuses. harry potter was never literature, it was always just a marketing scheme.
I think this revisionism of “HP was terrible all along” misses the point.
Yes, there were some shitty, problematic elements from the start (like the goblins), and yes they were marketable as hell, but I’d say the first few books successfully captured some elements of whimsy, and the humor in them hit the right notes for kids. The first few are not great books but they’re also not terrible. (The later ones were bloated and awful tho, imo).
And of course certain books are published because they’re marketable but that doesn’t mean they’re automatically bad books or lack any entertainment value.
The thing is she doesn’t have to have had bad books to be a bad person. Someone that wrote some decent books that kids liked can still be a shitty person and we need to learn and accept that shitty people can and do make good art or at least quality entertainment.
The reason we need to recognize bad people make good art rather than create a revisionist history that every single thing the person has done was terrible, is because we have to be comfortable with criticizing and condemning (and sometimes boycotting) creators even when things they made were beloved to us at some point, even when there was some good or some entertainment value in the things they created.
I think it’s good to look back at her work with a more critical eye but the first few books were actually decent (regardless of yes, a few shitty flaws like the goblins, and regardless of being super merchandisable). That doesn’t change that she’s still a bigoted dickhole. And we don’t have to pretend everything she created was awful to treat her like a bigoted dickhole.
And accepting the dichotomy of “shitty people can make good things but they’re still shitty” makes it easier to prevent ourselves from getting in a mindset of stanning the things we like when a creator is an awful person.
Recent Harry Potter discourse has reeked of the implicit assumption that there is some kind of moral dimension to having liked her books, with people feeling pride that they, as children, “never liked” Harry Potter or “always knew” it was bad.
It’s argued as if the people who “realized” that Harry Potter was Bad All Along were picking up on some…single big quality that includes both the bigotry of the author and the quality of the story, worldbuilding, et cetera. It’s absolutely bizarre.
But, all of that aside. Holy shit, no, no, no, Harry Potter was not a toy marketing scheme, what on earth, that’s the weirdest thing I’ve heard all day.
The category of children’s lit was on death’s door in the late 90’s. YA was straight up not a thing in the way it is today. Book series still don’t get toy lines by themselves, and the fact that the book-to-movie adaptation of Harry Potter was successful is still kind of a weird fluke. Nobody is publishing a book counting on a film adaptation that can be turned into a toy line, and they sure as hell weren’t in 1997. If that worked James Patterson or whoever the hell that guy is would be doing it.
There are a LOT of series that fit the “capitalist marketing scheme” idea a lot better than Harry Potter (read: Lorien legacies, the unwanteds, wolves of the beyond, fablehaven, wings of fire, that series a while back that was about like animal shapeshifters or something? With a different big name YA author behind every book?) and they haven’t successfully marketed anything except themselves.
Please, not every piece of media that has problems has to have a capitalist conspiracy theory at its core
If you want to dial it back to “Harry Potter was published because the publisher thought they could make money,” all books are published because the publisher thinks they will make money. Publishing is a business. This is how capitalism works.
#yeah lol people who only rag on it are just looking to boost their ego #and those same ppl like verg dumb watered down immature shit so
Sometimes it just blows my mind how some people get pets they’re not prepared for/proceed to not take responsibility for…some people act like pets are just some cute little object to decorate your home or something. I’ll never understand ppl getting pets they’re not prepared for and then just getting rid of them like they’re trash.
Like, having a pet, any pet, is serious work. It’s so ingrained in me to include my pets in all my decisions, even small ones, and to be thinking about them constantly. This occurred to me earlier when I was shopping, bc with many of the purchases (for my home)I make I have to think “okay, is this cat/dog/ferret proof?” And if it’s not, I simply don’t buy it no matter how much I want it. Pets are dirty, they’re messy, cleaning up after them is a chore. You have to dedicate hours of your life to cleaning up after them, spending time with them, training them etc. They won’t always do what you want, sometimes they break stuff. Their care and food is expensive. So many things you have to be prepared for, no pet is “easy” especially not fish or reptiles, as so many people believe.
The misinformation and irresponsiblity regarding pets sometimes makes me so goddamn angry. If you go out of your way to get a pet, any pet, it is your RESPONSIBILITY to do anything and everything in your power to take care of them, and keep them healthy and happy. No pet is an “easy pet” every pet requires time, money, and patience. They are not disposable, they are family.
#seriously youre adopting snother person #idk how ppl do this
i think the vulgate grail quest should be read immediately after sgatgk like a sequel. same theme of people judging gawain for not being catholic enough but read sequentially its like he has a character arc where he decides he does not give a fuck actually
“your obsession with arthurian literature doesn’t benefit you in any real way.”
buddy, last time I was too scared to do something important, I literally told myself “Arthur’s knights would find courage and do this” and I magically was able to do it. Arthuriana gives you super powers
me taking a blood test: this always makes me so sick, I can’t do it
the phlebotomist who conveniently knows everything about me: Gawain would find the strength to do this
me, already rolling up my sleeve: damn you’re right. take my blood
okay okay ok the Canterbury Tales is very good and funny but also it’s long and I miss my knights. dearest Chaucer please take a page from Chrétien de Troyes’ book and make one of these tales suddenly about Gawain for no reason
it sure do boggle the mind how modern arthurian retellings almost always make Merlin so important. like okay, making Arthur a main character I do kinda understand I mean he IS the king. But Merlin? really? Merlin?? really???
hyped for green knight but a little trepidatious of tumblr microcelebs appearing suddenly in our tiny fandom. diseupting the eco system like snakeheads in florida waterways…. what if they dont understand gawain the way we do. what then.
“C'mon Olympians it’s bedtime, time to go to your anti fuck beds!”
wtf is the “weight of one person”?
they’re acting like some of the athletes aren’t 95lbs and others 300lbs+
Yeah, you bring a good point. I know weighlifters and other fat athletes get treated like shit on the daily, but this is excessive
this is completely fake btw. these beds are intended to be recyclable and can hold up to 440lbs/200kg. there are no reputable outlets reporting on this “anti-sex” beds and the only ones that do are citing the tweet above. here’s another article disproving it like yes fat athletes get treated like shit and it’s important we talk about it but this whole anti sex bed thing is 100% untrue lol
I am in borderline tears that the anti fuck beds are fake. This was supposed to be the highlight of my July
also. if anybody sees this could you let me know what your introduction to arthurian legend was and how you got more into it? :]
#I was listening ti daniele cybulskie's podcast and she had a segment on medieval lit #sgatgk was mentiined amlng ithers plus she actually reads some lit thst was popumar back then #i was so intrigued with what i was hearing i started looking into it myself #so i guess i too will blame gawain lmao #also the film comes out in a few days and yeah i am deep down the rabbit hole enough to be Extremely Excited