ABBA RELEASED ANOTHER NEW SONG AND NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT
ABBA RELEASED ANOTHER NEW SONG AND NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT
Look, I'm sorry, but if you earnestly believe that Gi-hun proves that you can "achieve victory within the system games by just being a good person and sticking to your morals." You have missed one of the main points of Squid Game. You are still spouting capitalist propaganda.
Gi-hun's story is not a tale of victory so much as a tale of survival, first of all. Second, he is one man. One man out of 456 players. Who all died. How many of those people were nice, good, kind people, you think? How many of them stuck by their morals? And yet, they all died. Ali? Dead. Sae-byeok? Dead. Hundreds of people whose stories we never got to see? Dead. Thirdly, at multiple critical points, Gi-hun's survival came down to the actions of others-- from Il-nam and Sang-woo's strategies during Tug of War, to Il-nam giving him his marble, to Mi-nyeo killing Deok-su when he was proving to be a roadblock in the glass pane game, to Sang-woo killing the glass maker when he was being indecisive and running out the group's clock, to Sang-woo directly making Gi-hun the winner by killing himself. That's not to say that Gi-hun didn't do anything by himself or wasn't resourceful, but that is to say that if it hadn't been for the actions of others, he would never have gotten to the position he found himself in.
Gi-hun did not win solely by his own merit. Gi-hun did not win because he was a Special Boy who was uniquely kind and cooperative. He is not a testament to "well if you just pull yourself up by your bootstraps and put on a smile and act with kindness, you'll win! You'll free yourself from poverty! The system works, it's just Humanity's Inherent Evilness that keeps you all from being more cooperative and unable to win together-- the problem isn't the people putting you in this position, it's yourselves! It's each other!" When hundreds of other people with similar moral values and kind attitudes died, one man winning is not a shining beacon of proof that Friendship and Kindness Will Always Grant Success. And as I've said before, the system itself is rigged to disincentivize cooperation.
That's the point. The point is that the system is geared against us. The point is that you can be a good person and still suffer and die under this system. The point is that being good and doing good does not guarantee success, and that is fucked up. It is fucked up how, within our system, good people fail. Good people are made to fail. And the few good people that achieve success are outliers who are forced to rely not just on their own self but on luck, the actions of others, and forces outside their control.
those late night negative and self loathing thoughts 😍❤️
I spent half the day rearranging the top of my drawers and two of the shelves on my bookshelf (as you can see above). I'm also planning on printing and buying some prints to stick on my wall by the drawers to make my room look a little more aesthetically pleasing.
I've also finished watching the videos for my psych module but have only typed up a third of my notes for it, so that's something for tomorrow.
I'm really psyched to make my room a bit more aesthetic because its been looking drab for way too long and now it's time for me to have a space where I just feel really comfortable and motivated too.
I just read Arrows of the Queen and I can’t wait to read more of these books 👀
oh, first time through the valdemar series? nice! not gonna lie, the arrows trilogy is probably my favorite, but the whole series holds a special place in my heart
I love how I used to be like "I don't really care for Aesop like yea I'll fistfight him in Hell but otherwise I have no strong feelings about his fables" and then HIKEBACK kicked down my front door, barging into my house, and my brain has been rewritten ever since
a dream come true 🖤🖤🖤 he took his time with everyone and we had a full conversation together!! gave him my pin that says 'notions' and he was delighted :') he kept saying my name and was so genuinely kind and friendly and we love robert sheehan in this house
EDIT: bonus arms bc yowza theyre nice
Reluctant caretaker this and reluctant whumpee that. I want them together. I want someone who is reluctantly taking care of someone and the other is reluctantly receiving it.
i know the uhaul thing is a joke and all but you’d think it was 100% unironic because me and my partner really were just calling and collectively researching apartments trying to figure out what we could afford with what we’re making right now etqetkhle
ABBA unveils new single “Just a Notion”
This Friday, October 22, the legendary Swedish group ABBA unveiled their new single entitled “Just a Notion”, while waiting for the next album, which is scheduled for release on November 5. And it was the day before that ABBA teased its fans, with an announcement shared through their Twitter account. “The fans have spoken! After many requests, ABBA will officially release the single “Just a…
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i love that bjorn ulvaeus doesnt even know why they never released just a notion before voyage. it was a good song they liked it the publishers and some trusted people liked it and he genuinely doesnt remember why the fuck they just Didnt Do It
ABBA - Just A Notion (Lyric Video)
October 22, 2021
New Abba album drops November 5th!
The whiplash between the eighth doctor's two TV appearances is incredible
22nd October 2021 ||
This morning I went to the library to study physics, and I’m so proud of my notes written on notion. Then I went to physics class and it was exciting to talk about tensors. After lunch I went to Astronomy laboratory class and we worked with a program that will allow us to calculate the mass of a galaxy from its rotation curve using an interferometer. ✨
10/22/2021 - Week 42
I work 4 hours a day from Monday to Friday, but cam take breaks during one of my lectures.
So far it stressed me out a bit, but I know I just have to get used to it and then it’ll be easier on me.
Other than that I have a bunch to do over the weekend as you can see. Can’t wait to be posting more on here, I just haven’t really taken that many notes yet. Maybe I’ll have something tomorrow even!!