Pisces placements are so dramatic because they’re ruled by Jupiter (inflation, expansiveness, impracticality, extravagance; blows things out of proportion) and Neptune (edging paranoia, delusional, hypersensitivity, chaotic, fearful, stuck in their own fantasy which distorts their perception).
Do you think that when Eva asked Eskild if he thought Isak was gay he didn't actually thought he was? Or was he being nice and not outing the poor boy?
i didn’t really think about it much at first when i first saw it but now i think theres a good chance eskild saw himself in little isak and figured he’s not ready and helped brush the girls off his back. maybe eskild decided right then and there that he was gonna be there for this strange grumpy boy and that’s why he wasn’t that surprised to find isak drunk at a gay bar and it was easy giving him a place to sleep when he didn’t want to go home and he didn’t bother telling noora or linn about it cause it wasn’t something they needed to know
I’ve seen a lot of complaints regarding Dean’s characterization in the last episode –particularity about him being ooc or being gross –and I’ve occasionally disagreed with these complaints. I am not a fan of Perez or his crude humor, but I’m also not a fan of “neat-freak” dean phenomena, so I wanted to make a post to explain my thoughts. (as jumbled as they are)
We tend to associate certain characteristics with certain personalities and professions. We connect book smartness to intelligence, talkativeness to compassion and education to emotional maturity. There is a certain white collar v/s blue collar tension, a certain
that exists in our minds and in our perception. In our every day outlook.
To me there seems to be two camps when it comes to decoding Dean. One side sees Dean as this redneck gross Neanderthal while other side sees him as this neat-freak, ultra-sensitive person. There are assumptions made –checklists drawn and traits outlined, to define who dean is and to dictate how he must act.
Usually, the redneck gross Neanderthal persona acts as a stand in for the blue collar identity while the ultra-sensitive/feminine neat-freak persona acts as a stand in for white collar identity. Each of these personas comes with specific, rigid, pre-defined characteristics and expectations.
That joke about Dean being gross? that was a push for “redneck” Dean from the writers, which also implied a Dean who wasn’t very bright or interesting. Which is why a lot of Dean fans struggled in accepting “occasional grossness” as part of Dean’s personality. Because, subconsciously, we connect being unclean to being blue-collar and to being not intelligent. This also explains all those Sam fan meta where they describe Dean as this dim, redneck, insensitive person with zero emotional intelligence.
But there can be a middle way, an alternative reading where we don’t automatically connect certain qualities to certain outcomes, where we don’t randomly assign arbitrary meanings to individual characteristics, where Dean can be a redneck (perceived negative quality) and emotionally intelligent, where he can be “not into books” but become an intuitive genius.
Thankfully, Dean, real Dean, is a curve ball, an anomaly. He is too colorful, too different, too vast to ever fit within these stereotypical boxes. He is intelligent without being book smart, he is loving and compassionate without being overly emotional, he is everything and anything. He doesn’t follow the rules, he makes and destroys them on a whim.
Dean, our dean is a study in contradictions, a collection of conflicting layers. He is gross and improper, but he is also a neat freak. He is “no chick flick moments” and manly tears, angry silences and heartfelt embraces, painful memories and childlike enthusiasm. He’ll guard his heart but he’ll eventually let you in, he’ll hold grudges but he’ll also fight the world for you. He’s a killer, but he is also a protector, a lover.
Dean has redefined and reinvented himself multiple times –he has shattered assumptions, changed perceptions and eroded the very boundaries of his personality during this process. He is unconfined and boundless, unapologetic and unashamed. He can’t be restricted and reduced to simple checklists and stereotypes –he forces us to change our perceptions and worldviews just by existing.
Random Dude I Met In A Bar : “… then when I shaved my head, everybody started treating me differently. Their entire perception of me changed. You’re like a different person. You can’t imagine what that’s like. I mean, imagine you decided to dye your hair blonde. How do you think that would change how people perceive you?”
Me Internally : Dude…
And this conversation went on for another 15 minutes.
Er… Okay, I accidentaly hit “delete” on an anon question I think I got yesterday night or so. Lags and random clicks aren’t a good combination.
The question was something about the children in Loss ignoring Sora when she leaves the group to collect wood, like they didn’t care about her or something along these lines…. I apologize if I don’t get this right because I only had a second to read it.
Anyway… I should start by saying I don’t think the children ignored Sora in Loss at all. It’s of my perception that everybody noticed Sora was unhappy. Taichi and Yamato don’t sleep, and they literally go check on her instead.
I think it’s a bit too much to jump to the conclusion nobody else cares. Who’s saying Taichi and Yamato didn’t keep a eye on her, long before they finally joined her in that log? We don’t know. But if can make an assumption for the worst, we can certainly also make an assumption for the best. The background of these kids and their friendship easy tells us which assumption is the most likely.
About the issue of the whole group caring about Sora a lot more in Adventure, I’m not sure I understand what you mean…. (now I have to rely on my memory because I didn’t read the whole question before I deleted it, sorry again). But let me try.
The parallels between Loss and episode 26 of the classic series are there, I agree. But we should do well in remember the only reason the whole group goes after Sora at that point of the series is that they are trying to bring the whole group together after months and months lost and separated from each other (because 1. at some point they thought Taichi was dead but they couldn’t accept it, therefore, they left one by one, to go search for him and 2. PicoDevimon is an ass and did everything he could to keep them that way - separated from each other -lol).
In that episode, the group do try to find Sora. The primary goal is to bring the group together. Together they are safer. She’s the only one left.
Taichi, Yamato, and Takeru simply happen to reach Sora first, and they find out she’s running away from them while at it. They also find out the real reason Sora isn’t with them yet, is that she kept avoiding the group (but at the same time, she helped them). They find out she’s sad her crest doesn’t glow, all that stuff.
Taichi, Yamato, and Takeru, are the only characters who eventually realise she’s depressed, they listen to her outburst by accident, and they are the only characters who see her cry that day.
The way I see that episode, nobody else can worry about Sora anymore than a friend who wants another friend to join their group, because they don’t know nor did they ever see what Taichi, Yamato, and Takeru saw that day. We should do well in assume Yamato and Taichi never told them what really happened when they found Sora - because, honestly, why would they? It’s a dead subject.
About Loss, I think the situation is different. The Digital World may be weird - the children have noticed something is wrong about the reboot - but in their minds it’s certainly not as dangerous as those times. Did you notice Taichi goes look for the distortions alone and in the middle of the night? He takes the goggles and goes out there on his own, and everybody stays close to the fire calmly waiting for him.
He didn’t ask help, nor even to be safe. Assuming they didn’t want to pressure the digimon because of the memory loss stuff, if they really expected the DW to be really dangerous out there… then, I would expect their reactions to be different and I would agree with you.
In short: it’s true Sora is equaly depressed in both situations, but in my eyes the situation is nothing alike.
Then again, I’ve watched Digimon Adventure so many times I can almost quote stuff like this from memory, but that doesn’t mean my memory is flawless. I could be entirely wrong here, although I don’t think I am in this particular case. Sorry about the ramble. I hope this replied to the question even if just a little ‘xD
As a chilean girl who always wondered if it was ok to call myself latinx because i look white but my everything is chilean... thank you. For everything.
dude!!! of course you’re latinx!!!!! you’re hispanic!!!! you’re chilean!!!! don’t let other racist people’s perception of you and your culture dictate what you are and how you qualify yourself. if they don’t know that latinx people come in all races then they are the wrong ones not you.
Can we just talk about how every movement magnus makes is 100% intentional and graceful , he knows what he doing and uses himself as a way to enhance his words , I'm forever in love
yes we can always talk about this
we can always talk about the fluid grace of every movement he makes and the way he assesses all situations. his perceptiveness not only in battle but in any conversation, the difference in his behavior around people he doesn’t trust. you can just watch him shift into the epitome of control and he never has to do anything intimidating to be intimidating, even when he’s walking in that same lilting, graceful way he always does, his shoulders shifting as he appraises everything. he enhances every word that comes out of his mouth with his shoulders and his hands, with the power in the way he takes up space in a room. or when he’s with someone he cares about, someone he’s being tender to, it’s his use of touch or the way he uses space between them and eye contact to drive what he’s saying home. a hand on a shoulder, a hug, all of these little things. it’s also not just movement that this intention and grace bleeds into, it’s also the way he talks, choosing every one of his words so carefully.
i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again but it’s like the world is a game of chess and he’s a master isn’t he. not to say that he doesn’t take it seriously because it is, it’s very serious. but i keep thinking back to what harry said about him choosing what to get involved in and it’s just so damn true. similarly, he chooses how the world sees him and who gets to see him at his most vulnerable. who he will trust with that and it’s so few people.
Alforan- Coran self conscious about his scars early on and tries to keep his glamour in effect all the time in front of Alfor until it gets too much.
He couldn’t explain why his perception had changed.
Was it simply because there were so many more now than there had been when they were simply friends? Was it because he no longer had Illyere there to be his support? Work pressure?
All of the above?
All of the above sounded like a good excuse. It let him worry a little less, at least, when Alfor gave him that questioning look every time they were alone and he didn’t release the transformation.
Let him pretend he wasn’t embarrassed by the twinges in his upper arm, or the way the left side of his ribs occasionally ached.
He looked up from the hologram he’d been staring at -through? he couldn’t remember what he was even supposed to be doing right then- to find Alfor leaning over him with a concerned expression. “Beg your pardon. Don’t know where I went just now.”
Alfor’s frown deepened, and he put a gentle hand on Coran’s shoulder. “You need to let it go for a little bit, old man.”
“I’m afraid I don’t know what you mean.”
“Don’t pull that with me.” Coran managed not to wince at his partner’s tone. “How many cycles straight have you held that transformation now?”
Coran winced and rubbed his eyes, then checked the time on a nearby datapad. “A little over seventeen.”
“Release it, before you pass out.”
He bit the inside of his cheek, weighing which would be more humiliating, then sighed, and slowly let the scars come forth.
The hand on his shoulder squeezed. “Better.”
Coran blinked in surprise. “You’re… alright with… this?” he asked, vaguely gesturing to himself.
Alfor looked equally startled. “Why wouldn’t I- is that why you’ve been masking for so long? I thought you were following the military protocols! Coran, why didn’t you say anything?”
“I was fine before! It was just the protocols before! But with… without… her… and with… us… and the fact that I’m… so much… more… a mess… than I was…” Glories, it sounded spectacularly idiotic when he tried to put it in words.
Alfor leaned down, brushing fingertips along the scars over his eye and along his cheekbone, then kissed one on the other side of his jawline. “We’ll discuss this in more detail tonight, but for now, I will tell you this. It’s not a problem. It was never a problem. It will never be a problem. Hear me?”
Coran closed his eyes, the tension in his spine finally easing for what felt like the first time in weeks. “I hear you.”
Why do most "woke" ppl hate on Beyoncé so much? She has donated and has done a lot of secret stuff for the community and it seems like that's never enough. It's like they hate in Beyoncé but do nothing but praise Solange. Is it because Solange wears "natural hair" I don't understand the hypocrisy
Because they’re not really woke. What they are is Hotep ass fools who think you have to sacrifice your interest for certain black people who don’t fit your “pro-black” aesthetic. They think light skin, blond hair and light eyes=/=anti-black but will stan for visibly black niggas who praise women who look like that. It’s okay to want a yellabone but it’s not okay to be one when you’re pro-black and don’t pander to black men. They also will call Solange ugly until she’s “cool enough” to be idolized by the fake-Shea Butter brigade of “woke Tumblr” and “woke Twitter.” I’m glad I never let anyone influence my perception of Solange’s beauty. Solange isn’t more “pro-black” than Beyonce. They both got something to offer to one another. Beyonce influences Solange just as much as Solange influences Beyonce. People would rather stan for Hotep Lauryn Hill than Beyonce, and it’s quite sad because niggas don’t read. They just look.
I don't want to try to make mon seem like a decent person but maybe he couldn't change much on daxam cause of his overbearing parents cause even at dinner he seemed to scared to get a word in the conversation and only stood up to them in the last few minutes
Truth, especially if they go in the direction of parental abuse hinted at by the slap from his mother.
Although, I think he told Kara that she marked the first time he really thought about how the things on Daxam were wrong, so I don’t think it was as much that he was keeping quiet as it was that he didn’t think about changing anything in the first place.
…But with abuse under consideration, is that really surprising?
Mon-El is an adult who should be accountable for his actions now and with Kara, but I’m willing to judge less harshly the warped perceptions while growing up in an abusive household.
Of course, there’s a difference between understanding and condoning… It’s a tricky question. How much is excusable when it’s the result of abuse? It could range from “he’s over protective because of it” to “he hits me because of it”. From “he didn’t look closely at his family’s privilege for fear of being attacked because of it” to “he actively participated in the oppression of those beneath him”. I think the writers are going for something like the former of those scenarios, but where do you draw the line?
Mon-El was an adult when Daxam was destroyed. Is anything really excusable when you’ve grown, or are you expected to become a good person anyway?
Am I being too harsh? Not harsh enough?
How forgiving of actions should we be, when it’s because someone was hurt by someone?
Either way, Kara is not Mon-El’s therapist and he needs to sort himself out in a way not dependent on a relationship. Even Mon-El stans should agree that that’d be healthier.
this is of an extremely wire-y style, from read to read i find aspects of it fall across the spectrum from unnecessarily/unsuccessfully high abstract diction (the jargonistical description in the second graf, esp from “strange geometry” on, though the bit at the end is–well i don’t know the evan parker thing kuti seems like a good reference point for that particular rich quilt of sameness&difference quality, i woulda said the grateful dead instead of that evan parker thing probly) to grating nerd shit (the stooges/amplified tambouras line i don’t mind, it’s dorky but perceptive/imaginative, but the theatre of eternal music line coming right off that is just like….christ man, have some chill, it’s like mauro or some shit) BUT herrington has a poise of prose, and a strong theoretical-conceptual sense, and like most importantly that first graf rly nails the hototogisu’s essential thing–elegantly, astutely–its one of my by-far top 2 fav pieces of writing abt them tbh–the whole bit abt abstraction from a sense of physicality, human&material, that’s dead on, crucial stuff–and even the bit at the end where he gets a little freakier and imagisticer with it (“ectoplasmic entities”, “mutated”, “white hot crucible”) imo is deployed effectively and he doesn’t get too silly with it
This is what happens when POC have close to zero control over how they are chosen and represented in Hollywood media. The black experience isn’t a monolithic entity. We need more of us in the field, ESPECIALLY in animation.