A discussion I’d love to have with an intelligent person is if a person’s tortured past exempts them from their abhorrent actions in the present? Because seemingly a lot of people believe that statement viable, Fifty Shades fans have made the argument to me (because I descent the book on it’s poor understanding of the difference between a healthy BDSM relationship and moderate sexual abuse.) that the main character is free to be borderline abusive and sexually frustrated because he has an excessively tortured past and history of personal sexual abuse. And in the recent release of the World of Warcraft Nagrand finale cinematic people have rallied behind Garrosh Hellscream in his defense because he had an absent father, grew up in a war torn planet, and was thrust into a leadership position where his council not only denied him actual assistance but in many cases actually actively sought to dethrone or undermine him. But does that excuse his crimes? Does that mean the ensuing segregation of the Horde, attempted genocide of the Trolls, the massacre of Theramore, and all the other crimes he was charged with are weightless because of his past? Because he was raised poorly does that mean as an adult he can fuck up the world and get away with it? Personally I think not, you are in sole control of your actions whether it be fiction or reality it doesn’t matter how you were raised, your actions carry their weight as if they were in a neutral playing field, you don’t get to get away with murder because your dad never loved you, or because somebody else made a bad choice for you in the past.
Something terrifying to think about is that when the Pokemon Paras evolves the little happy bug part of the pokemon dies and is consumed partially by the grass type mushroom parasite on its back and it becomes a Parasect, hense the glossy eyes. What’s worse is in the anime there’s an episode where a trainer works so hard to evolve her Paras which actually means she’s killing and zombifying her Pokemon to make it stronger…
Ever since becoming an internet user I’ve never, never been able to see “Pokemon XD” as a serious game title and I still question what the bloody “XD” even meant
The XD was supposed to mean “Extra Dimension” because it was a 3D game but nobody ever acknowleged that because the 3D games before it didn’t share the subtitle, kinda like how DS meant “Dual Screen” but then became more of a brand title than an abreviation.