The First Amendment does not protect you from:
- Criticism: If you’re a comedian who makes a bad rape joke, people are allowed to point out that you’re not funny as well as an asshole.
- Shame: If you tweet something racist about President Obama on your public Twitter account that’s connected to your first and last name, people are allowed to say that is bad.
- The Right to Anonymity: If you take creepy photos of women without their consent and post them on Reddit, people are allowed to try and figure out who you are and post your information on the internet. No one is entitled to anonymity. It’s up to you whether to make it easy for people to find you.
- Mockery: If you put yourself out there that means your peers (and news outlets) have the right to LOL and comment.
- Consequences: If you publicly express yourself in a manner that is offensive, hurtful, or just plain dumb, strangers might contact your friends/family/school/employer and tell them what you did. That is not infringing on your right to free speech; it’s pointing out how you choose to exercise that right. Like the rest of the federal constitution, the First Amendment protects us from the government, not from private companies, which may be able to fire or otherwise punish you for stuff you say, even if it’s outside of work. The laws protecting the free speech of private employees vary from state to state, aside from specifically protected speech like labor organizing. Here are some guidelines for public employees and students.
walking into the wrong class
THAT OWL LOOKS SO FUCKING
That feel when I want to apply for jobs but haven’t really updated the old resume ^^;;
little-ojousama said: Come!
T_T I’d need another computer I can’t monopolize the current awesome one we have.
I’m sorry but I utterly DETEST this disease-ridden whore. Sob story of her past notwithstanding, she CHOSE to live the life she lives now—as a garden-variety slut. And she can’t fight for sh*t either, but she’s good at running off when you need her. As Shale would say: “Hag.”
I know, I know… I’m in the minority here, but she’s GROSS, regardless of how pretty she is. Her few funny lines aren’t enough to make her tolerable. I either leave her out of my game altogether or, if I feel I MUST deal with her, it’s only to turn her over to the Arishok. And she escapes them? Suuuure.
(Go easy on me, haters. It’s my first time slamming an incomprehensibly popular character on Tumblr. Hey, I haven’t even mentioned Anora… lol)
I don’t have a problem with you not liking or hating a character or Isabela. You don’t have to like every character. BioWare characters are written to elicit a reaction from us - ideally love or hate, that’s what the devs want, that’s what they aim for. The characters that get extreme reactions out of us are the memorable ones. Years later people still argue about whether Anders is a murdering crazy terrorist or a martyr revolutionary.
I don’t have a problem with you pointing out a character’s flaws or pointing out Isabela’s flaws. She is flawed. For sure. She stole the book. She was transporting slaves. She has a selfish streak, has engaged in piracy and isn’t above squeezing coin out of people. But all the companions are flawed in some way. So are you incidentally. Their flaws are what make them realistic. Perfection is boring. They also have good traits. Isabela looks out for Merrill. Isabela can handle herself. Isabela is a riot, knows how to have fun. Isabela is confident, comfortable in her own skin, witty and clever.
I don’t have a problem with you disliking Isabela from a gameplay perspective. That’s functional. Being annoyed that Zevran can’t pick locks because the points get locked in doesn’t equate to character hate. Gameplay/story segregation should be considered here though - in the lore Isabela is a very skilled fighter, a duelist, a swashbuckler. She is a pirate captain after all. The Queen of the Eastern Seas. She can’t be blamed for poor DAII gameplay.
1) You’re the hater lmao
I do have a problem with you shoving the atrocities in Isabela’s past under the rug as if they were nothing. She never knew who her father was, grew up without him. Her mother was not loving or caring, something which she comments on during the game. She was sold into a loveless marriage where she was treated as a plaything when she was just a girl, for refusing to convert to a religion, by her own mother, for a handful of gold and a fucking goat (depending on the version of the story). Those things stay with people. They shape people and have lasting impacts on them. Calling it a “sob story” is reductionist. Are the past traumas of non-fictional people sob-stories too?
I do have a problem with you slut-shaming, calling her a whore and ragging on her for being promiscuous. Is that what you think of non-fictional promiscuous women? Do you think the same thing about non-fictional promiscuous men? Would you call a fictional male character who is promiscuous a disease-ridden whore and a garden-variety slut? What’s so wrong about Isabela - or any woman or any person, for that matter - sleeping with who they like, when they like? Why does it matter to you? Why does someone’s sexuality make them less worthy of respect?
fuck that noise bub
isabela my pirate queen
Isabela is too good for the OP. She doesn’t have time for that misogynistic bullshit. Nor does Anora, for that matter.