you know, I think of all the Jojo sidekicks, Abdul might be in the best, most stable place with regards to personal growth and how he feels about himself– and while that makes it tough to write about him sometimes because there’s a little less internal conflict than some other characters, it also says a lot about the quality of his character just in general.
everyone jokes that he’s team mom but the REASON he’s that is because he is honestly a very mature and fully realized person. he knows his own values and who he loves and what he stands for, and he isn’t afraid of any of it. also super notable is that he actually ACKNOWLEDGES his weakness? out loud? how many shonen characters are well-rounded in their personality enough to admit that maybe they’re a little impulsive or feel too strongly to make a decision and for that reason step away from the forefront…
tl;dr he knows exactly who he is and what he wants to do with his life, which is really really admirable
أني هارب طريد
في وطن بعيد
عبر البراري السود والهضاب
والفراق يا حبيبتي عذاب
أني بلا وطن
أموت في مدينة مجهولة
وحدي بلا وطن
I dreamt I was a fugitive
Hiding in a forest.
The wolves in a distant country
Hounded me through black deserts and over rough hills.
My dear, our separation was torture.
I dreamt I was without a home,
Dying in an unknown city,
Dying alone, my love, without a home.
Abdul Wahab al-Bayati (Translated by Abdullah Udhari)
I think there should be one judge who understands tap, one who understands hip hop, one who understands commercial dance (jazz/lyrical) and one who understands ballroom. Instead we have an old man who’s obsessed with one of the kids, a child who can’t come up with a better adjective than “stupid” to describe a dance, a buffoon who is hitting on the dancers as they’re on stage, and the lovely Paula Abdul <3