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Locked due to far too many Rule 4 violations.
I thought you couldn't celebrate Lunar New Year unless you had a moon?
What if I don't have a moon but I have a fully operational death star?
That’s no moon...
This raises an interesting question though, if the death star is orbiting a planet, would it experience the same phases as a moon would?
It depends on the orbit, but short answer: yes. It might just happen a lot faster or slower.
Edit: a letter
Yes. When a sphere is lit from a distant light source it only gets light on one side at a time. Looking at it from the surface of the Earth we see different phases of the moon. A moon's phase depends on the current angle of view. example pic
This got me thinking. The gavity of something with the mass of a small moon would cause a lot of damage on Earth just by affecting the ocean tides. Imagine if tides were 2x bigger!
Would there be any noticeable effects on a waterless planet?
The land on Earth experiences tidal effects too. The moon pulls the Earth towards it and a 1 foot bulge travels slowly across the Earth's surface as the Earth rotates. So yes, there would be "land tides" on a waterless planet. (brb, gone googling to verify that stat I remember about the 1 foot bulge)
edit: found a couple of sources that say the bulge is about 200mm which is 8 inches, but it varies in amplitude depending on how the Sun-Earth-Moon are aligned. Earth Tide, aka crustal tide. and "Because the tidal distortion of the solid Earth amounts—at its greatest—to only about 20 centimeters" Ocean Tides and the Moon
The Rebels want to know your location
You can still celebrate if you got invited
My cousin Gaila has his own moon. It's not a very big one, but it's all his.
This is 100% perfect
You're 100% perfect!
This is litrally the best comment I have ever read
*chris traeger voice
This is easily the best response I’ve seen yet. He shut down the gatekeeping aspect of her tweet without being caustic or petty. Pure wholesomeness.
People really need to learn the difference between cultural appropriation and celebration of a different style of living. It’s 2019 people.
People really need to learn the difference between cultural appropriation, a thing that actually isn't and wasn't considered negative until a couple years ago, and degrading other people's culture (for example being a caricature of a native american for halloween or smth)
Is there a little bit of troll in starting it with the same phrasing that she did, though? Not complaining, just curious.
Yeah there’s for sure a bit of sass there, mocking the original tweet a little bit. But it’s not at all hateful, that’s what I appreciate.
I read that as "a bit of sauce"
"Some might say sass is the sauce that adds flavour to life." -Andy Partridge-Rios
PS, developers add the option for UK dictionary somewhere. If it's here could someone help me with enabling it??
Fun fact: ‘saucy’ and ‘sassy’ were once just regional pronunciations of the same word that eventually took on distinct meanings.
Not hateful at all. In fact it's a friendly reminder
The sass makes it more wholesome, in my opinion.
It's playful and cheeky.
Her comment deserves scorn.
I like to believe that unlike the person on top, his reminder is actually friendly.
Literally the first time I've seen "friendly reminder" followed by an actual friendly reminder.
Sure, but the original comment deserved to be playfully mocked.
Condescending the original condescending comment is a - x - = +
Scroll down and you'll see people calling her out on celebrating Halloween.
Oh I suck at reading twitter I read it bottom up. This makes much more sense.
That bottom up happens all the time too right? Idk twitters UI is just so confusing to me.
Bottom up is when someone's responded to a tweet and you're looking at the response, so the parent tweet is quoted below it in context.
Top down, like this, is where it's basically conversation, a tweet is replying to the tweet above it in the chain.
You can quickly identify bottom up because it has only the DP of one person, the person responding. That's how I do it anyway. Top down will have a DP next to each tweet.
Disclaimer: this is all I've picked up looking at Reddit screenshots. I don't actually use Twitter.
friendly reminder planetary movements don't belong to anyone, celebrate every day
Every day on this earth is a damn miracle.
Reminder that culture is meant to be shared and evolved.
i get the general sentiment of this and agree, but take like 1-2m to look it up and make sure it's not insensitive or something
Yeah, naturally. It's important to be respectful when adopting something from another culture. A lot of people seem to think that anyone who celebrates/adopts something from another culture is automatically being insensitive, though.
Ha about 7x the likes, serves her right i suppose.
Still sad she got that many likes. Hard to believe people actually agree with that exclusive, divisive rhetoric
It's all the people that try to take cultural sensitivity and wear it as a badge of superiority. Leave it to people to figure out a way to turn being respectful into something disrespectful lol
What I find funny is, that it is often children of immigrants(Asian-Americans etc) who complain while the actual people from the countty are like "heck yeah join in"
most children of immigrants are pretty chill about it but the ones who use their culture as a substitute for their personality get pretty selfish about spreading culture
You can't be a unique snowflake if everyone appropriates your culture. Or something.
This is such a toxic sentiment. Attending New Year festivities is a valuable way to learn about other cultures. The Chinatown in the city where I live has one of the biggest events in Europe at the weekend - I just got back from it in fact. It's sponsored by local businesses and the local Football Club, endorsed by the City (who close off the streets), and attended by people of many races and faiths who come to celebrate with the Chinese/East Asian community and also happen to spend a lot of money at those businesses.
Although this Twitter person may have started out from good intentions, IMO all they're really doing is patronising members of the Asian community as if they don't have their own agency in these matters.
My soon-to-be husband is Chinese, I am white. I've been told more then 3 or 4 times now (by white people, generally) that my celebration of Chinese New Year with his family is "cultural appropriation." My explanations that a) marrying him makes me family and b) if I don't attend his family will unbelievably offended often falls on deaf ears..
Dont explain anything. Just tell them "eat shit" and go have fun anyways.
Learn to say "eat shit" in Chinese.
I've been told more then 3 or 4 times now
You need to elevate your company. Cut some of that shit out of your life.
That’s so sad that they forget marriage makes you family.
why the fuck do you even try to explain? Just them to go fuck themselves and mind their own business cuz you don't want nor need their stupid opinions about you and your family's life
It’s just incomprehensible to me. What if the person is living in that country but hasn’t been “formally invited” by someone? I was in China for three years and don’t think I ever had hat happen, but you bet your ass I enjoyed the fireworks and festivities.
Holidays are for celebrating, I feel like they all tend to be pretty inclusive. “It’s 4th of July and you’ve been in the US for two weeks? Come drink beer and watch fireworks with us, it’ll be awesome!”
Can you imagine the outrage if this sort of gatekeeping logic were applied to the Fourth of July? The resulting bevy of xenophobic accusations would be awe-inspiring.
In my experience people who take the concept of cultural appropriation to the extreme, usually weren't very exposed to multicultural environment to start.
Cultures that have vert intimate/private/discrete holidays or ceremonies will let you know outright.
As an American of 100% Chinese ancestry, I would be unable to celebrate Chinese New Year according to the rules established by this tweet because I’m not from China.
To these people all it matters is your skin. they just dance around directly saying it. But fortunately most people are not like this.
Yup, they are cultural segregationalists calling for cultural apartheid.
Self-appointed guardians of 'cultural purity'.
Fuck 'em and their deluded tyranny.
We need cultural love, creativity and celebration, not this shit.
This cultural appropriation/gatekeeping sentiment is something I had never encountered before moving to the US and getting to know overly zealous American liberals. It's patronizing and it makes me sad.
I love it if other people remember to wish me Eid Mubarak, and exchange gifts. Why can't we all just enjoy each other's cultures? Share the love!
Want to feel worse? That’s not some random twitter person, that’s an editor for a major news website.
Any good excuse for a Steam sale amirite?
There was a steam sale? Shit!
Ends tomorrow, you still got time.
Time to stock up the library with a few more games I will never play!
Hey, one day. When you retire or become paralysed you'll be so happy you got four versions of tropico.
Praise El Presidente!
My gaming rig died in July 2018 when a puppy I was dog sitting knocked over a liter of water onto it.
I used to follow new games and stuff but I think I'm just forcibly retired from the hobby. Steam emailing me about sales feels like an ex that you still love texting you when she gets drunk, but you know it'd never go anywhere, so you just close your eyes and ignore it.
Petty shit like that on Twitter annoys me
Petty shit like that onTwitter annoys me
There’s a Buddhist temple near my city, every year there’s an open invitation for anyone to celebrate the new year with them. They’re over the moon if you’re there, if you wear the traditional clothing or eat the food. It’s so refreshing from the whole “cultural appropriation” stuff we see online. My Chinese students always say “Welcome to China” because they want people to experience their culture, they want you to wear their clothing and love their food, architecture, whatever. It’s super wholesome and they’re super enthusiastic. It’s adorable.
I love this.
There's a park near us where Indians organize an annual celebration for one of their holidays. More than half the people that go aren't Indian but nobody cares because it's a good time and they have great food and music.
That’s so awesome. South Africa is a multicultural country and I’ve had many Indian friends growing up and their mothers are so generous and they just want to feed you all the time. I attended a Diwali family gathering one year and ate myself into a food coma. Totally worth it. And they don’t judge you for being vegetarian, they never force you to eat anything. Such fond memories!
“They’re over the moon if you’re there”
I see what you did there.
She's from BuzzFeed lol
And she wrote an article how Taiwan does Halloween better than anyone else
O K 👌
Oh how the tables have tabled—
Guess you can’t celebrate Halloween unless you’re a Celt or invited by someone who’s Celtic. I don’t make the rules.
You also cant celebrate Christmas unless invited by Jesus or are a Christian.... Or an elf. Sorry dont make the rules
I had a friend (Pakistani parents but born and raised in the US) tell me that she kinda liked the idea of Christmas and sometimes wanted to celebrate it but couldn’t because it was cultural appropriation and she’s not a Christian. I had to reassure her repeatedly that Christmas is more of a cultural holiday at this point and for everyone, but she still felt pretty unsure and decided not to get the mini Christmas tree just in case she offended someone. I felt bad.
That sucks. My sister in laws father who is from mexico didnt want to celebrate fourth of july because he wasmt born in america. Not the same thing since 4th of july is an American holiday but that shouldn't stop him from celebrating
I'm a Christian. This is me formally giving her the ability to celebrate Christmas. Tell her to get the mini-tree. Mini-trees are great.
(She doesnt actually need permission from anyone though it's a holiday for everyone)
Halloween is a nice fusional holiday between traditional European beliefs, the Christian "All Saint's Eve", and American innovation. Any appropriation there is already done.
so yeah everybody, as an irish person, ye can all stop your shenanigans with hallowe'en and st patricks day lmao
No one is allowed to celebrate Canada day except for us Canadians.
As a Scot, I’d like to see people stop with the slutty kilts please. And give me back my whiskey. More for me.
I like his face. It makes me smile.
"Friendly reminder" translates to "because I am a passive aggressive asshole"
True, except when it doesn't.
They don't think it be like that, but it do. Except when it don't.
Friendly reminder: you add meaning to other people's lives.
Because I am a passive aggressive asshole: you add meaning to other people's lives.
Also, your username has caused me to start salivating a lot cuz I’m now craving pizza
"because I am a passive aggressive asshole, I hereby formally invite everyone to celebrate Lunar New Year"
This is so pure... I've been learning Korean recently, and as a results I've been trying out a lot of Korean recipes and did some research on lunar new year etc as a matter of course. I've been told by people online that it's "cultural appropriation" for me to enjoy cooking and eating the Korean recipes I've learned while studying the language. If people can't tolerate others learning about and enjoying their cultures, then what's even the point in being human?
It's always food. Food can't be appropiated! The context is always "you eat this" regardless of where you are in the world.
Similarly, everybody is invited to come over and participate in celebrating my birthday
Friendly reminder that you don’t get to celebrate birthdays unless you’re literally someone or if you are invited by someone who has been born.
"Friendly reminder that you don't get to force your skewed worldview on anyone, your Messiah complex does not allow you to tell anyone else how to live their lives so long as they stay within the bounds of the law."
"P.S. Go live in a bin."
I thought you couldn't celebrate lunar new year unless you lived on the moon?
Racism under the guise of antiracism
That's really what it is IMO. I've never understood the notion of cultural appropriation because it's literally saying "you can't do that because of your ethnic background" ... how can you support a multicultural society that accepts everyone and at the same time demand that every group has to stick to their own customs. You're essentially asking for segregation, bitch.
Cultural appropriation is real but people (usually teenage tumblr users) misinterpret it. It applies to things that are sacred or have exclusive value to a culture.
Cultural appropriation: if the Chinese started to wear giant gold christian rosaries around their necks as a fashion statement. To the christians, a rosary is something sacred that should be used for prayer, so it would be cultural appropriation to wear it in a way that doesn't respect its original culture.
Cultural appropriation: if people in Indonesia started to make replica purple hearts (military badges for those killed in service) as a fashion statement to wear on their coats. It would be cultural appropriation because a purple heart badge is something that has intrinsic cultural meaning to Americans that shouldn't be disgraced.
NOT cultural appropriation: if Koreans started wearing backwards baseball caps, football jerseys and khakis. This is a distinctly American fashion, but it is not something exclusive or sacred -- it is something that is meant to be shared.
NOT cultural appropriation: wearing sombreros, kimonos, dreadlocks, etc. Anyone who tells you that wearing a kimono is cultural appropriation is either very ignorant, very stupid, or acting maliciously.
Good examples. Gets tricky because different things can and do have meaning different levels for different people and groups, and are subject to change over time, in either direction. So people would differ in debate over some things and whether they are culturally respectful i.e dreadlocks.
That aside, don't argue on behalf of a culture that isn't your own. Which is this weird type of patronising white-washing ethnocentric brigading people do as well which is just as bad or not worse than their own point.
don't argue on behalf of a culture that isn't your own.
I see what you're saying, but for example, it's pretty well recognized that non-natives wearing a headdress is disrespectful. I'm white but I will definitely call that out if I see it.
The perfect example of this is a video where this white dude dressed in a Mexican pancho, moustache, and sombrero goes to a university and all these kids were telling him it was offensive and that he was appropriating Mexican culture.
The same guy goes to a Mexican market area and all of them tell him it's not offensive at all, they liked it, etc.
Edit: here it is, for the lazy https://youtu.be/IT2UH74ksJ4
This needs to be higher. Segregation under the guise of equality is rife.
You cant celebrate Halloween anymore if you arent Celtic. You cant celebrate Easter or Christmas if you arent Christian. You cant celebrate St Patricks Day unless you personally drove the snakes out of Ireland.
I really hate this gatekeepers trying so hard to "sympathize" and act like offended in behalf of certain group. Here for example, people (locals) hate non-japanese people celebrate a japanese festival without knowing that the japanese community themselves organize the event to celebrate with the locals/people.
Carefully now He’s a hero.
The fake-wokeness needs to stop
Well then he has to give all unmarried people in this world a red envelope.
Why are people like this?? Why just why.
Friendly reminder that people can do whatever the fuck they want.
Friendly reminder I invite you all again to lunar new year. Spring rolls on me.
If you're not from England, you can't speak English /s
I think this whole 'pc culture' is a disguise to power trip and tell other people what they can or cannot do.
This. I grew up in a very multicultural nation and was raised being told to celebrate all cultures, not segregate myself from them because I'm a certain skin colour or not from their country. She thinks she is being progressive while in reality people like this are hindering progress with gatekeeping and promoting actual segregation in the guise of cultural respect and political correctness.
For real they think they are being respectful by keeping their culture unique, but most cultures want to spread and mingle and it’s good for all of us for it to happen.
Are you gatekeeping celebrating a holiday?
Also her: Taiwan celebrates the best Halloween.
Friendly reminder that China doesn't own the fucking moon
I bet she celebrates St Patrick's day and Halloween despite neither being nor being invited by an actual Irish/Celtic person.
Is an American only entitled to... 4th of July? And maybe memorial day? Because everything else is straight up adopted and altered from elsewhere without "permission".
Perfect example of how the politcal spectrum is a really a circle or cycle, not a line from left to right. She's managed to circle all the way back to the far right ethnocentrism on this.
Actually being mad at people for participating in other cultures... cultures that make up a very significant portion of her own country and influence everyones lives already. Should we ask permission to have dumplings too?
And on this particular issue.... Lunar new year isn't being exploited like some other examples.... it's literally gaining popularity because companies and people want to include Asian Americans in the community and in marketing efforts. It's not like people are mocking it with bad Halloween costumes.
The friend we all need