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You know all those wonderful Conservative parents who proceed to abandon, kick out, or cut off their children for any reason (including, but not limited to a child’s sexuality)?
Well here we go:
“But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
1 Timothy 5:8 (NKJV)
I recently watched Anna Akana’s Youtube video called “Why Guys Like Asian Girls.” Some of the comments really struck a nerve because there are people out there who are so ignorant and think a certain race and characteristic are of the same category, so to speak. Why is/can the term “Asian” be used so casually as a word to describe someone? They don’t hear us going around calling people “Caucasian” or “white” as much as they do with the word “Asian.” Personally, I don’t mind being called “Asian” because that is what I am, but when it’s used in a certain way like how they do, it’s offensive and unfair, not to mention a form of racial inequality. The reason for this is because usually they use it to call someone inferior and below them without even knowing it.
Another thing bothers me is the whole “your English is really good” thing. Thanks for complimenting my language speaking skills, but I learned it just the same as you. I grew up speaking English AS MY FIRST LANGUAGE, same as you. I was and am surrounded by people who speak the language FLUENTLY, same as you. “Where did you learn to speak English so well?” “Your school is great at teaching English!” I didn’t learn English exclusively at school. My parents speak the language, as do my friends and teachers and other people that I’m around. A lot of people say these things out of ignorance and lack of knowledge. There are big expat communities in well developed cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, etc., with international schools. Many of those schools have American systems, and the teachers are from English speaking countries and/or can speak English fluently. So yes, of course I can speak English fluently and like how I do because I learned it growing up quite similarly to how you did.
The general unawareness of the fact that there are expat communities and international schools in places where English isn’t the primary language is irritating, but I know I can’t blame them entirely because we can’t expect people to know everything about countries they’re not from.
BUT, sometimes it’s not even about countries they’re not from. With Asian-Americans living in the States, the “where are you REALLY from?” question is annoying and even exasperating. There are third, fourth, even fifth generation Asian-Americans who were raised in an American community, some of whom don’t speak any other languages besides English. So when the question “Where are you really from?” comes up and is answered with “[city/state in the US]”, some people get confused. Why, how can they be from somewhere in the US if they look foreign and are not white/Caucasian? They have to be from China/Japan/Korea/Vietnam/Philippines/other countries in Asia!
Sometimes the people asking these questions are people who have never been out of their home country and don’t know any better. First time, you get a pass. But once you’re educated or more aware, if you keep saying and asking those things, you’re just being annoying and irksome.
I refuse to be defined only by my race, my ethnicity, or my appearance. So to those out there who judge or measure the value or worth of me as a person based SOLELY AND ENTIRELY ON MY RACE/ETHNICITY/APPEARANCE, please please please stop. It’s ignorant and irritating.
“Before I found out that he had a key to his own house, I assumed that Heimskr would just pass out at where he stood preaching all day, and the people of Whiterun would just unanimously get him inside the Drunken Huntsman, no matter how annoying his preaching may be. Every town’s got that one annoying person nobody can do without, and Heimskr’s the one for Whiterun.”
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After the Imperial-sided Battle of Whiterun, it felt uncomfortably quiet without Heimskr shouting about THE MIGHTY TALOS beside the shrine. I commend him for continuing to preach within the cells of the jail though….
"I think it goes against logic for your spouse to get kidnapped in hearthfire. I mean most of the spouses have some ability to defend themselves, plus you have a housecarl shouldn’t they be able to stop them from being kidnapped?"
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I think one of the requirements for your spouse to be kidnapped is for the housecarl to be dead (considering none of my spouses have been kidnapped and Lydia and Rayya are alive and well).
Still, my spouses thus far have also been followers and are well capable in combat… though I suppose, if the player adopted children, the kidnappers threatened to kill the children if the spouse doesn’t comply. Which raises another issue in why kidnap just the spouse and not the children..?