In the intro to WarioWare Gold, Penny is seen picking up a giant pink phone receiver (top). The phone is never seen in-game again, making it a one-off joke. However, a post-release animation on Nintendo of Japan's YouTube channel finally shows the phone in full (bottom). https://t.co/mZdNnflglU
lynne bune - resumé
henlo i am smol rabbit. i am good at
✅ spending two hours writing a script to automate a five minute task i do once a month
✅ making loud squealing noises when watching animal videos
✅ i beat the undertale genocide run once
✅ configuring linux so you can type diacritics
please do NOT
❌ loud noises
❌ laugh when i say something particularly naive
❌ minecraft with enemies turned on. the endermen make me cry
18-year-old me: Life sucks!! Society sucks!! Nothing will ever get better!!
Present-day me, emerging from a time portal: Do not worry. Things will improve.
Past me: All of my problems will be solved??
Present me: No... But do not despair. You will become a large sexy cat who's nearly always blepping.
These two events indicate the reason why the Renaissance is constructed as a moment of sudden renewal after a millenium of misery: you're taught to identify "progress" and "culture" with the establishment of colonialism, the reinvigoration of slavery, and the movement towards a uniformly "white" Europe.
You just have to look at which periods you're told to admire: the Roman Empire, and the Renaissance. The Roman Empire is presented as a "civilising force", that brought "democracy" and "knowledge" to the uncultured lands it conquered, and established great infrastructure at the slight cost of large-scale slavery. The Renaissance, meanwhile, is often taught as beginning in 1492, the year of Columbus's encounter with the so-called New World and of the Spanish Reconquista.
I spend a lot of time on here getting pissed off at myths about the Middle Ages, whether it's the idea that they didn't do philosophy, or that they were idiots who couldn't draw. These misconceptions are down to the myth of the Dark Ages. The Dark Ages is the way the medieval period is taught at school: you had the enlightened Roman Empire, a golden era of wisdom and liberty, then you had a millenium of pure wretchedness before the Renaissance kicked "Western civilisation" back into high gear.
The Haitian revolution is a disgustingly under covered event. It was such a huge deal that it shook to world and kept a hemisphere in the grip of terror. And do you know why? Because the whites were TERRIFIED, terrified slaves were men with the capacity for freedom and the capacity to organise, to understand and to fight back. Today, I shall be covering the depths if the layed chaos of the Haitian revolution as the slaves rise up, the coloured mixed black people demand equality and the whites... well they go all over the place as the chaos and idealism swipes them all over the place
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