Rape of the Rings

Piko: Knowing the AO3 crowd, there probably is a story about Caranthir not only getting killed by those werewolves, but raped by them too.

Lucky and Lockdown: And his brothers too!

Shadow of Chaos: Raped by his brothers, or he and his brothers also being raped by werewolves?

Lockdown: Both, obviously!

Hannah and Jake discussing Loving the Bad Man: a Christian movie that promotes loving your rapist.

Hannah summed it up best: “You can tell the movie was written by three men specifically because all of the conflict in the movie arises not because of the consequences of the rape and how it affects Julie, it’s about how it affects the various men around her. It’s about her dad being mad, it’s about Cole being jealous of Connor, it’s about Connor being upset he’s in prison for the rape and having to deal with that. She’s not a character, she’s a prop… …Her agency does nothing for the events of the film.”

Hannah and Jake, and God Awful Movies were two of the main channels I watched during my becoming-an-atheist days. Between those two, Cinema Snob, Rachel Oates, Holy Koolaid, and Genetically Modified Skeptic; my Christianity was well and truly gone. Anyone who can remain a Christian (specifically a Christian of the my-holy-book-and-spiritual-kin-are-infallibly-correct variety) after combing through their content gets a medal. Or just wasn’t paying attention and doesn’t care about anything not like themself.
Noah Lugeons, Heath Enwright, and Eli Bosnick talk about this god awful movie about loving your rapist.

Believe it or not, they’ve discussed another Christian movie that’s basically just like this one, but with incest. As I was looking for that podcast, I saw other youtube videos calling Loving the Bad Man a “faith-based movie about forgiveness”. Excuse me!? What kind of garbage faith do you have? Check yourself before you wreck yourself―and others―handing out bullshit information like this!

On AO3, generally speaking, creators acknowledge when our media’s absolute nonsense garbage, or when it shouldn’t be consumed by certain audiences. Warning for rape is literally one of the things we’re required to do before publishing a work. And also on AO3, generally speaking, most of us understand that forcing / coercing someone to not only love their rapist, but also forcing / coercing them into birthing unwanted babies, is morally reprehensible! I can’t claim to speak for everyone, but this is certainly true of the AO3ers I interact with.

Christians need to relearn what morality is from AO3ers!

I’m not going to lower my dignity by saying “I know not all Christians act / think like this”. Instead, I challenge those types of Christians to challenge the Christians who do act / think like this. Every culture has its problems. Christians need to stop ignoring the problems in their culture and start fixing them! Their culture is the ruling culture. They need to understand that what’s good for the goose is not always good for the gander. And sometimes what the goose thinks is good for itself is not good at all! Stop hero-worshiping yourselves and learn about your culture through the eyes of people who have to survive the consequences of you and your cultural ancestors’ doggedly relentless self-righteousness.

Jesus said it himself: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:3-10.

And since you don’t allow anyone not shaped like you to be proud of themselves,
we are the meekest of the earth.

Your devil doesn’t need to prowl the earth anymore,
not when your kith and kin are creating such fine cinema as this.

Piko: Forget about Skyrim, that’s just Middle-Earth with extra dragons! For the Ardan Elves, the real hell would be AO3, where everyone loves turning one of the most traditional peoples, from one of most traditional worlds ever, into lusty little idiots.

Lucky and Lockdown: Oh yeah!

Confiteor Deo Omnipotenti (I confess to God almighty).
Beatae Mariae semper Virgini (To blessed Mary ever Virgin).
Beato Michaeli archangelo (To the blessed archangel Michael).
Sanctis apostolis omnibus sanctis (To the holy apostles, to all the saints).

Beata Maria,
You know I am a righteous man.
Of my virtue I am justly proud.

(Et tibi Pater (And to you, Father))

Beata Maria,
You know I’m so much purer than
The common, vulgar, weak, licentious crowd.

(Quia peccavi nimis (That I have sinned)).

Then tell me, Maria,
Why I see her dancing there?
Why her smold’ring eyes still scorch my soul?

(Cogitatione (In thought)).

I feel her, I see her!
The sun caught in her raven hair,
Is blazing in me out of all control!

(Verbo et opere (In word and deed)).

Like fire,
This fire in my skin.
This burning,
Is turning me to sin.

It’s not my fault.
(Mea culpa (Through my fault)).
I’m not to blame!
(Mea culpa (Through my fault)).
It is the gypsy girl,
The witch who sent this flame!
(Mea maxima culpa (Through my most griveous fault)).
It’s not my fault!
(Mea culpa (Through my fault)).
If in God’s plan―
(Mea culpa (Through my fault)).
He made the devil so much
Stronger than a man!
(Mea maxima culpa (Through my most grievious fault)).
Protect me, Maria,
Don’t let the siren cast her spell.
Don’t let her fire sear my flesh and bone.
Destroy Esmeralda!
And let her taste the fires of Hell!
Or else let her be mine and mine alone!

(song pauses, guard knocks on the door).

GUARD: Minister Frollo, the gypsy has escaped.

FROLLO (speaking): What?

GUARD: She’s nowhere in the cathedral.
She’s gone.

FROLLO: But how? I… Never mind. Get out, you idiot! I’ll find her! I’ll find her if I have to burn down all of Paris!

(song resumes)

Dark fire!
Now gypsy, it’s your turn!
Choose me or
Your pyre!
Be mine or you will burn!

(Kyrie Eleison (Lord have mercy)).
God have mercy on her.
(Kyrie Eleison (Lord have mercy)).
God have mercy on me.
(Kyrie Eleison (Lord have mercy)).
But she will be mine
Or she will burn!

Alan Menken, Hellfire.

Kenken: Hi, I’m here to add some additional educational value to this atrocious experiment. In ye olde ancient days, werewolves often represented perisex binary cis man’s lust, violence, destruction, and other strong emotions―and the struggle to cope with them. And Caranthir, the fieriest spirit amongst a family of fiery spirits whose fiery spirits were not supported properly by the people and society they grew up in, would have most definitely struggled with a lot of brutal emotions. That’s about where our guy’s at right now too at this point in his life (albeit in his case, fear). And can you blame him? Nobody in his physical, blood family is on his side. Even his own body is against him! Caranthir had his body and brothers on his side, our guy didn’t. As he keeps saying, “Neurotypical people need to understand that when your neurotype isn’t supported very well by the society and / or family you grow up in, of course there’s going to be consequences. You shouldn’t need to be a genius to figure that out, you just need thoughts in your head! Besides, even neurotypical people abuse their loved ones. Don’t act so high and mighty! Not all evils are caused by dark spirits, demons, and devils. Sometimes, hell is the home is you’re raised in, and the education you’re tortured into accepting.” Guess who is not only the most vulnerable to the most heinous crimes known to mankind, but also most often gets convicted of those crimes? The people who need help, know they’ll never get it, and therefore know they have nothing to lose if something happens to them. Not the people who have all the resources in the world (often through stealing it), including enough resources to get away with whatever the hell they want.

John Oliver talks about workplace sexual harassment.

Beowulf: If you want to fight evil, you need to understand the causes of the evils in your world, whatever galaxy you’re from.

Harnor: You need to listen to people who suffer the consequences of those evils, not those who produce propaganda that claims everything’s just fine and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with your way of life or thinking. Every culture has its problems. Do you understand the problems with yours? Or are you sweeping your cultures’ problems under the rug, because you are safe, and therefore have no evils currently targeting you?

With great power comes great responsibility.

Not just Stan Lee.
John Oliver talks about sex work: which is completely different from sex trafficking! oh my god!

sex work is work just like any other form of labor.

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