about the very fact that that show exists

anonymous asked:

Why do you say Rhaegar and Lyanna's relationship is abusive? We know next to nothing about them.

With what we do know, there’s no way their relationship could be anything but abusive. Rhaegar was a 24 year old married man with two children and a crown prince of the kingdoms, and Lyanna was 15 year old girl who just wanted to escape her impending marriage. That’s one hell of a power imbalance. Rhaegar may not have hurt her physically (that we know of), but that doesn’t mean he was good to her or for her. Lyanna may have very well gone with Rhaegar willingly, but that does not mean she agreed to be hidden away in a tower and impregnated at 15 to fulfill Rhaegar’s ridiculous prophecy. In all likelihood, Rhaegar didn’t love Lyanna, he was using her as a human incubator for his third head of the dragon. 

Going after Lyanna was the worst mistake Rhaegar ever made, and yet D&D are twisting it into some kind of tragic love story to make Jon Snow’s real daddy more likable. Any way you slice it, Lyanna’s death is on Rhaegar. And not just Lyanna’s: Elia’s, Rhaenys and Aegon’s, Arthur Dayne’s - Rhaegar’s own best friend - and thousands more in a completely pointless war that Rhaegar began. He was the heir to the Iron Throne, and Lyanna was just a girl; he was the adult, and she was the child. What happened to Lyanna was Rhaegar’s fault. And that’s not romantic, it’s not tragic - it’s inexcusable. 

You say we know next to nothing about Rhaegar and Lyanna, but what we do know works directly against them having a healthy relationship. Lyanna is described by more than one person as being “willful” and having “the wolf’s blood.” She wanted to be free; to live as she choosed; to explore, to fight, to be outside. She was impulsive, headstrong, and independent. Lyanna didn’t want to marry Robert Baratheon because she didn’t want to be trapped with a man she knew would be unfaithful to her. So by what logic would she consent to being confined to a tower under guard for over a year by a man who was unfaithful to his own wife? Isn’t that exactly what Lyanna was trying to avoid by escaping her marriage to Robert?

And then there is Elia Martell, a woman that should not and cannot be ignored just so the R+L ship can sail. Abandoning your sick wife and young children for a teenage girl is not romantic, and yet here everyone is, romanticizing it. Did Robert’s Rebellion not teach us anything? That actions have consequences? That when you act selfishly and impulsively at the expense of others, retribution will come? If Rhaegar and Lyanna’s “love” was so pure and beautiful and true, why did Westeros break out into a civil war for her honor? Why did both of them die as a result? What was the point?

Book!Rhaegar believed in something, at least. Even though he was wrong, he still truly believed that what he was doing was for the good of the realm - to save the world - which still doesn’t excuse his behavior. But show!Rhaegar? Prophecy who? He had no reason to steal Lyanna except the fact that he wanted her, fuck everyone else who got in the way, right? But it’s okay, because together they made Jon, right? Wrong. Jon Snow is a very important man, but his existence doesn’t somehow validate Rhaegar’s actions. “Who cares what Rhaegar did! Without him, we wouldn’t have Jon!” But what about Lyanna? What about Elia and her children? What about the realm? Is your favorite broody boy really so important to you that you’re willing to overlook every horrible thing that happened to give him to you? 

I don’t hate Jon, I love him, just as I love Lyanna. She deserved far better, and so did Elia, Rhaenys, Aegon, Arthur, Rickard, Brandon, and everyone else who died because of what Rhaegar Targaryen did. Why do I think R+L is abusive? Because Rhaegar destroyed Lyanna, and you don’t destroy the person that you love. 

On Rick and Morty’s Nihilism

Nihilism isn’t inherently a sad or terrible thing. One of the quotes I see people throw around when making fun of the show is “Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV.”

The scene this takes place in, it isn’t said in a preachy or narcissistic way that Rick would present it. Morty says it. Morty says it to Summer as she’s preparing to run away from home due to her belief that her parents didn’t want to have her and that she was an accident. He’s not sugar coating the situation to her, but at the same time he’s telling her it doesn’t matter she was an accident. She’s still a person and she can still be happy.

Morty and Rick both know that in the end, all of existence has no meaning. The difference is that Rick deals with the meaninglessness of life by staying constantly inebriated, and looking down on anyone who is “stupid” enough to care about things. This is a man who views the fact that he can form emotional attachments as a “toxic” part of his personality.

Morty on the other hand, understands that the fact nothing matters doesn’t mean you can’t care about things or find meaning in the meaningless things you do.

Also, the show makes it very clear that being intelligent doesn’t actually make you a better person than someone who is “stupid.”

Also, here’s the monologue of the therapist ripping Rick a new one.

Anyways I’m rambling so I’ll stop. But it’s a good show and if you’re at all interested in watching it you should.

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The Evolution of Yunbastian

  • Gifs on the left: Lycoris that blazes the earth 2015
  • Gifs on the right: Noah’s Ark Circus (2016)

So recently I rewatched parts of Lycoris 2015 and felt compelled to take a closer look at how Yunbastian approached M01 in both Lycoris 2015 and Noah’s Ark Circus.

As we all know by now, ever since MBD 2010, Kuromyu has always opened with the contract scene, with M01 being the “contract song”. These scenes have very similar lines that align with the canon dialogue, and the songs carry similar themes as well (i.e.desperation, cruelty, darkness, sacrifice, point of no return, etc), so it’s really up to whoever plays Sebastian to redefine these very repetitive scenes that most audience are extremely familiar with.


And if we put Furukawa Yuta’s performance in 2015 and 2016 side by side, we actually end up witnessing two quite distinct performances. Yes, they were from the same actor and give out the same demonic aura, but these two Sebastians are also quite different from each other.

2015 was Yuta’s first time playing Sebastian(feels like he has played this role his entire life, amirite) and Director Mouri’s instruction for him to be “darker” likely weighed heavily on his approach to the character. So here during the contract song, we see a rather demure Sebastian. He’s a beast who only just woke up from his long slumber, and he is still waiting for his senses to return. In the first half of the song, it almost feels like he was sniffing around to better grasp what was presented in front of him. Having being summoned so suddenly in such extreme circumstances, he seemed curious and surprised but he also tried to remain stoic, and at the same time probably tried too hard to do so he ended up panting a bit. In much of the song, he wrapped himself inside his cape, only occasionally raising his arms to further convince Ciel to make a contract with him.

Yet in 2016, Sebastian reacted to Ciel’s summoning with almost deliberate elation. If in 2015 he woke up due to a sudden call from the distance, Sebastian of 2016 had only been feigning sleep until he finally picked up the signal he had been waiting for. There wasn’t so much a surprise but more like gratification from a prepared mind. He had been expecting this, and it has finally come to him. In 2016, Yuta gets to sing a contract song written just for him (instead of singing the same song as his predecessor in 2015) and it was apparent that he had grown comfortable enough in Sebastian’s shoes to sprinkle the character with more of his own interpretations. 2016’s Sebastian was confident and smooth in action with an almost cunning swagger in his steps. Instead of slowly getting used to his surroundings in 2015, 2016’s Sebastian elegantly strides into the scene like a skilled dancer, eager to show off what he’s capable of. He didn’t seem to be in a hurry. He takes time with his prey. His patience also parallels Ciel’s calmness in the face of a demon. Lycoris!Ciel spent quite some time on stage looking uncertain and frightened in front of Sebastian, but Circus!Ciel, after witnessing Sebastian’s monstrous strength, cannot look more unemotional. This Ciel needed no encouragement, he was ready for the contracted fate the moment Sebastian let him out of the cage.


In 2015, Sebastian first appears with a voice over and as a dark, unidentifiable shadow from above(played by Teruma, by the way, because of course).
In 2016, he shows up immediately in person with an epic eye roll.

In 2015, Sebastian hunches under his cape.
In 2016, he flings it gracefully in midair.

Even the lighting gave them different personalities.
In 2015, there was a combination of blue and red lights on stage, giving a greyer, more purple-ish shade to his face, echoing with a more reserved and cautious Sebastian.

In 2016, the light on stage was predominantly blue, with a beam of white light shining on Sebastian when he’s at the center of stage, painting him with a bright, gleeful glow.

And the way Yuta uses his shoulders(which I will definitely talk about in a separate post because it’s just one of Yunbastian’s most iconic moves and it can symbolize so many things), you can just see how in 2015 his shoulders were much more stiff and held closer to his torso, but you barely see the same happen in the 2016 contract song.


By presenting two different Sebastian in the exact same scene, Yuta is showing us how his own approach to the character has evolved. It was not only Sebastian who had gained confidence in his steps, but Yuta himself as well. The fact that the same actor in the same scene can feel so different just goes on to show how Yuta has so skillfully imprinted his own image onto an already well-known character.

The Force Awakens and fairytales, part one: Snow Queen and Snoke

Thank you @ewa-a-nie-chce-spac​ for your encouragement and @shadowlass​ for inspiration :) I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a year, but recently few things happened that motivated me to do it:

Finally I had a chance to watch “Beauty and the Beast”. Well, I saw the animated version before but watching the new one only made me realize why I disagree so strongly with the conclusions of this fairytale. I was never a fan of this theory which highlights the parallels between Kylo and the Beast. Of course, there is some similarity in the outer layer and symbolism but the core of the story is totally different: while Beast is a proud and vain man and so his task in the story is to learn how to love another human being, Kylo is full of self-hatred and doubt and his main goal in this trilogy is learn how to love himself.

What is more, there are many fairytales that reflect more accurately the main motives visible in the Force Awakens. The two that, in my opinion, are the most fitting here are “Snow Queen” and “Prince Lindworm”. But let me say this: since I’ve become a part of this fandom I admired all those talented people who were creating amazing stores, drawing beautiful fanarts and those who put their extensive knowledge (from fabulously varied fields!) into use, writing metas. I also wanted to contribute and share those bits and pieces that I’ve collected during my studies. I decided to divide this post into two parts: the first one will be about the Snow Queen and I will discuss the similarities between the fairytale and TFA on the level of the plot and its symbolism. This one will be more like a summary. In the second part I will write about Prince Lindwom and more psychological stuff, like trauma, dissociation and archetypal defenses of personal spirit. However, I will focus on Kylo’s relation with Snoke in both parts, because I feel that there are still some things that need to be said.

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Complicated Emotions (part 1)

Summary: Logan Sanders didn’t feel things in the same way as the others, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t feel at all.

Warnings: slight blood, possible self-harm? (If there are any others people need me to tag please let me know and I absolutely will)

Logan Sanders was not particularly emotional.
He knew this, of course, but it was an observation he could not help making time and time again.

When Patton had somehow convinced the reluctant trait that he should join in on the “family movie marathon” and had chosen Up, Logan couldn’t help but be confused at the tears of the others within the first 5 minutes of the film.

So Logan requests an explanation. Politely, of course, given their delicate states.

“It’s just so sad,” Patton chokes out.

“I’m confused. The cycle of life dictates that while we may live a long and healthy life, there is the inevitability that some will die of illness, and those of us who don’t shall die from other causes, be it natural disaster or old age. This is not an anomaly, in fact quite the opposite Patton. This is the path that many go through. Who knows, perhaps Thomas…” he stopped short. What he had hoped to be a comforting reminder had instead seemingly had the opposite effect. Patton and Virgil were noticeably uncomfortable, with the paternal trait sobbing into Roman’s shoulder while the anxious side stared into his lap, trying to hide the slight shake to his shoulders.
“It’s alright, Patton…” Roman says. “Mr. Emotionless doesn’t understand things like pain. They don’t compute.”

Compute. Did they think of him as a computer? Nothing more than previously encrypted codes designed to fulfill only technological tasks?

Apparently so, for he was seemingly no longer invited to movie marathons, if a lack of cheery pestering for the third Friday in a row was any indication.

Well, they were being irrational. Logan had apologized to each of them individually for his words, taking valuable time out of his schedule to try and show them that he didn’t mean any harm.
He just…didn’t see things the way the others did, and that clearly made him an outlier in the group.

In fact, they made this point very clear by no longer inviting him to spend time with them at all. He wasn’t turned away when he still showed up to scheduled meal times, and no one said anything directly about their apparent distaste for his company whenever he would ask for their assistance, but aside from those times, Logan might as well have never existed at all.

It distracts him from his work. Everyday, he tries to pour himself into scheduling or gaining new information for Thomas’ disposable (not that he uses half of it, but maybe that fact would be the one he remembered), but it only results in work that is nowhere near quality. He grows increasingly exhausted as the days go on but sleep is also inadequate.

The loneliness is doing horrors to his functionality. He didn’t realize how much he missed Patton’s corny humor or Roman’s exaggerated tales or Virgil’s dry wit until it was gone, snatched from underneath his fingertips, leaving him so empty and hollow and alone that he has to feel something. Anything, anything at all.

He searches for what he has been missing for the past week, growing more and more desperate as he realizes that whatever it is the other three possess, he does not, and will never, have control over it.

Stupid.

Logan Sanders was an idiot. He was a ridiculous, over-correcting droid who only gained satisfaction from being right.

And what did that get him? What did that get him other than being alone with his stupid, condescending, heartless idiotic self, who could only hurt people, who could only hurt his family, only hurt—

Logan slammed his hand into the desk.

And he felt something.

Logically, it wasn’t anything good. But anything was better than feeling numb. He wanted to feel again.

He stands, and drives his arm straight into the wall, knuckles first.

Blood. Not very much, a simple bandaid could patch it up, but when had Logan ever become violent? When had he ever spiraled out of control like this?

A week without his family and he was a monster.

So be it.

He stepped back, ready to give his left arm the same treatment as the right, when he heard a knock. It was soft, almost uncertain.

“Lo? Is everything alright?”

(To be continued)

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I’ve put it off long enough. If I want to get through this episode, I’m gonna have to address the elephant in the room at some point. So here I go. Finally talking about Dan.

I strongly recommend reading this post first, because this is technically a part 2. I’m just talking about Danny’s ghost half this time. Some things might not make sense if you start here.

With that said, here we go.

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anonymous asked:

Honestly the fact that we haven't heard a peep about White Diamond yet is suspicious to me. I know the show right now seems to be implying "yellow shattered pink" but then again several characters outright said rose shattered pink only for that to be questioned so anything is game here

Yellow Diamond is very much poised to be a red herring, imo, like it seems so obvious she did it that it seems like there’s no way it could’ve actually been her, you know?

White Diamond is such an enigma right now. Like, we know she exists in some fashion, but where is she? Why wouldn’t she be present at the trial? Did she not want to be or was she not invited because Yellow and Blue are trying to keep this whole thing from her? Was that her we see in the background in Homeworld? Or is it like a statue of her? So many questions…

anonymous asked:

You mean 'monster carry'. A trope found in many horror films. We even have the hero Finn running across a large space, screaming out her name when he gets there too late. Talk about a romantic trope. Another moment where your bais really shows so loud and clear in your 'interpretation' of a very basic film imagery.

Actually, I will give you a quick round of applause for your knowledge on this one. Break it down for me, Van Der Beek

Originally posted by heckyeahreactiongifs

But in all seriousness, I do think this scene is in fact evoking a monster movie - to a certain extent. Of course, I think people who stop here with this interpretation are also ignoring fairy tale imagery and the subversion of the male/female dynamic in that “monster carry” (which actually doesn’t exist in and of itself by name, from what I could find, by the way) and “damsel in distress” that Rey accomplishes later on, but let’s examine closely shall we?

So the bridal carry is a bridal carry… is a bridal carry, no matter how you slice it. Whether monster or man does it, it is still called the same, as I understand it. Now, it is important to note that USUALLY monsters are shown using the over-the-shoulder carry. Not always, of course, but usually. I think it is significant that in Star Wars - of all things - we are shown a villain who chooses to use this particular bridal carry, in place of all other potential methods (over-the-shoulder, passing Rey off to troopers like Poe, or simply skipping the scene altogether and jumping straight to an interrogation), and that this scene is shown in four different shots, from four different perspectives - and that the location is a lush, green forest - evocative of Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood. While the “monster carry” as you called it, might be shown to evoke that imagery of monster movies to an extent, there can be layers to the presentation which allow the trope to be used in a multitude of ways - and not just a throwback to any one genre or imagery… And the length (around 25 seconds or so?) and weight/pacing of the scene evokes a strange pause in the movie that leads me to believe it is more than monster movie throwback. Pauses and breaks in the pace of films are significant, and force the viewer to switch gears and place special importance on certain scenes - and much like a lot of other scenes between our heroine and Kylo, there is a distinct PAUSE in the Takodana forest scene and the bridal carry itself.

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bittersamgirlclub TOP 5 PROMPT #11: TOP 5 SAM-PRAISE MOMENTS 

Making this made me feel all warm and squishy inside, there are many other little moments I could have chosen and that makes me very happy. Sometimes it feels like Sam is so underappreciated, both in fandom and in universe, so to focus on all those moments where characters talk or feel about Sam the same way we do is just wonderful.

These are not necessarily in any order, although those first two are pretty much interchangeably in first place.

  1. Marie - Fan Fiction - I just love how with three words Marie manages to sum up so much of what we all adore about Sam, those core facets of his being that make Sam so beautiful. But what I love even more is “there’s nothing he can’t do”. There’s something so powerful about that, and it’s so true on so many levels. The way in which Sam has defied destiny and other’s expectations for him, time and again. Working his way to a full ride to Stanford. Building himself a new life, not once, but twice from the ground up. Overcoming the devil. How could anyone not believe that Sam is capable of anything after reading about that! The other thing I love about Marie is that, although she exists in universe, she gives us an out of universe perspective on Sam, in that sense I find her, and her praise of Sam to be very relatable, it feels as if I am being voiced directly through the show. Of course the fact that Sam did not hear this praise saddens me, but I think it is incredibly important that Dean did hear it, to be reminded of all those things that deep down he knows, and loves about his brother.
  2. Jess - Pilot - I think its no secret how much I adore Sam/Jess and their relationship. Of course we only get tiny slivers of their life together, these fleeting moments, but ones like this especially I think illuminate their relationship perfectly. In this scene, Jess makes absolutely sure that Sam knows how proud of him she is, bringing up his LSAT score, praising how amazing it is, making sure he knows she’s serious when she says she’s proud, that she wasn’t just kidding around, that she really means its and that she believes in him. I think Jess was painfully aware of how little, if ever, Sam had been exposed to the concept of someone being proud of him and that intentionally worked to rectify that at every available opportunity (I might have written a little ficlet about this *cough*shamelessplug*cough*). We hear in ‘Phantom Traveller’ that apparently John expressed his pride in Sam to others, but clearly withheld it from Sam himself, the fact that Jess goes out of her way to ensure that Sam knows how she feels is just SO important.
  3. Mr Wyatt - After School Special - This episode in general is just EVERYTHING to me, but this moment in particular is incredibly special and I think actually instrumental in shaping Sam. I think its quite likely given Sam’s reaction to thinking the Mr Wyatt was going to fail him, that prior to this scene Sam was actually rather apathetic about school, moving from place to place, never being able to make real connections, he probably loved learning and studying but was unable to find reasons to really care about doing well when in a few days he’d be off to the next school anyway, when he saw nothing in his future but more of what his entire life had been, death and danger and loneliness. Mr Wyatt not only praised Sam’s academic abilities, but more importantly he allowed Sam to believe that there could be something beyond his current life, that he was capable of escaping that, of building something of his own.
  4. Dean - Scarecrow - I love, love, love this moment! Firstly, I’m pretty certain that this is the first time Sam has heard the words “I’m proud of you” from anyone other than Jess, look at his reaction, he’s completely at a loss for what to do or say and just taken aback entirely. What’s also important here is what Dean is praising Sam for. Dean is saying that he’s proud of Sam for the very things that go Sam disowned and dissociated from his family, for things that Dean in the past (and sadly will again in the future) had criticised Sam for. Standing up to John and forging his own way were actions that Sam had been led to believe time after time were deep and terrible betrayals and things that he should feel ashamed of, that Dean in this moment acknowledges that they are in fact great strengths and worthy of admiration is just so incredibly important.
  5. Sarah - Clip Show - I actually think this one is a little odd, because I think what Sarah is picking up on here is Sam’s determination to finish the trails and to 'right’ all the perceived wrongs he was done, to make up for all the ways he believes he’s let Dean down, and I can’t really feel that that is a positive thing. On the other hand, Sarah a) doesn’t know the context of what she’s seeing, she’s genuinely trying to and say something good about Sam b) at this point in the season people who bolster Sam in anyway, especially to his face, are so few and far between that anything along those lines is like manna in the desert….

sunflowerchester — I finally finished it! hahah…

anonymous asked:

You seem like someone who isn't new to fandom and I have to ask: have you ever had the experience of seeing a large chunk of a show's fanbase actively campaign against a spinoff? i.e. is what's going down with The Blacklist a unique case?

*rickety grandma voice* I’ve seen some crazy-ass shit, son.

Jokes aside, yes, to me it is rather unique, anon, because TBL/R is a unique creative catastrophe. More rambling and complaining behind the cut, as usual:

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anonymous asked:

So does fandom still think there is a 4th ep? I've been feeling pretty down about it today :( just seeing how busy BC is gonna be coming up and knowing Martin is busy too and knowing how shitty they left us it's like someone died. Or up and walked of of your life never to return. I'm trying to be hopeful but it feels odd like they all of them are quietly moving on from this mess. The sheer silence from the Sherlock camp/actors isn't helping either. I'm just so bummed again. Help me believe lol

Hi Nonny!

I actually answered a similar post here the other day. In a nutshell, yes, I am still holding out hope until March 8 at the very least for some sort of news, but for me, everyone’s complete silence about the series is WHY I am suspicious about there possibly being another episode. Plus the COMPLETE 180˚ in TFP from the 12-episode narrative that was being told just doesn’t make any sense to me AT ALL. And there’s all the IN-CANON hints given in S4 and TAB, during setlock (with the Back to Back pics and the Mary and Molly in different wigs AND scenes filmed that we haven’t seen), AND MOFFAT actually being the one to START THE RUMOUR, NOT US. Also some other interesting coincidences have popped up (for instance, Benjamin Caron, director for TFP, once directed a special for illusionist Derren Brown, who is a very close friend of Gatiss… Some speculate that Brown is actually WAY more involved in the series than we intially thought, possibly helping Mark come up with a long game plan. I’ve seen speculation that his appearance in TEH may be a clue to this). 

If there is a secret episode, it is already done, so don’t worry about Ben and Martin not being able to “film” it. We believe that the Secret Episode contains alternate versions of scenes from S4 and from previous seasons’ filming, since we know for a fact that S3 ALONE has at least 3 hours’ extra film. And, as I mentioned above, there were many scenes that were filmed during setlock and we never actually saw in any of the three episodes. So there’s that taken care of.

Personally, everyone’s silence about everything is why I’m really suspicious; it’s fortunate both Martin and Ben had other engagements immediately after S4 aired, so it explains why they’re generally silent about it all. But Mofftiss are really… blasé about S4, almost acting like it WASN’T critically panned or not talking about it at all. This is why many think it was a purposeful thing, and why people think that they’re trying to recreate the outrage of ACD’s time when he killed off his Holmes in The Final Problem – essentially, Mofftiss killed off their “Sherlock” with the Final Problem, and it generated outrage and demands to fix it. Piss poor planning, if this is the case in my opinion, since I don’t think they were thinking about how much it would hurt their fans, but I digress.

ALL that said, Nonny, do not – DO NOT – feel obligated to HAVE to feel good about how it was left off. You have every right to be upset and bummed. There’s a ridiculously good chance that there IS NO secret episode… it’s not officially confirmed and its very existence is all based on speculation and rumour. If you aren’t able to have your heart broken again, THAT’S OKAY. IT IS OKAY TO BE SKEPTICAL ABOUT IT. In fact, we ALL should have a healthy skepticism; part of proving a theory is to be skeptical about its existence so you can openly find proof without bias. I would hate for you to be bummed again if it turns out that the special isn’t real. You are more important than this show. <3 But I do hope that I have made you feel a little bit better.

anonymous asked:

Why Petyr's horny 95% of the time? Maybe his trauma as a rape victim has something to do with it?

Well, (as far as I can tell) our guy’s been abstaining(*) all his adult life despite having a strong sex drive, so a certain amount of frustration is expected to accumulate. As for a correlation existing btw this and the traumas he’s experienced, yes, I believe that’s very likely, but I don’t feel qualified enough to go deeper.

(*) Lysa is the exception, but sleeping w/ her is a means to several ends and is not about pleasure or real intimacy. In fact, I can easily imagine him fully disassociate while doing the deed. Lysa (unlike her niece) is blind to his subtle behavioral cues both in the show and the books, so it’s not likely she would notice.

sometimes i think about the fact that draco malfoy was the master of the elder wand but he didn’t even know like ??? did he get anything out of it later ??? could he put it on his resume ??? did he make a t shirt that said ’i was once the master of the most powerful wand in existence and all i got was this lousy t shirt’ and on the back it said ‘fuck you harry potter’ ??? maybe he starred in the wizarding world’s equivalent of a reality tv show revolving around the fact that he just bitches all day about the fact that he was wielder of this magnificently powerful wand AND IT WOULD BE NICE IF SOMEONE TOLD ME SCORPIUS GET FATHER ANOTHER FIREWHISKEY and aside from that it’s basically keeping up with the kardashians with magic ??? these are very important questions

I just saw discourse about the fact that Static Shock dealt with racism and a lot of other issues. Like people are complaining that racism shouldn’t be depicted in cartoons at all… how have we gotten to this point, where the mere mention of a bad thing that actually exists IRL makes the show problematic? Like, if I made a show that addressed the suicide rate in people with chronic illness, is that problematic too, or am I bringing something very important into the conversation? The purpose of the episode was to talk about racism. Are we just supposed to only make media where we pretend these things don’t exist? Come on now, the show is old now and the message is still really relevant, especially today. Static Shock was such an important show. Virgil was so important for so many reasons. 

anonymous asked:

This is random but...Very recently I realized that as much as I loved Bodhi... he was possibly the most forgettable main character in RO, and it made me sad because he's my favorite. I didn't even actually remember him until Tumblr started flanderizing him and turning him into a wilting flower. I would get indignant when the media forgot to put Bodhi on character lists, but I realized that even when he had a huge part in the rebellion, he wasn't a well-developed character, and that was why. :(

Here’s the thing—I’m not sure we watched the same movie. It’s true that I went into Rogue One for Riz, being already a huge fan of his and wanting to see him in a blockbuster for selfish reasons.

However, even if I hadn’t, I would have fallen for the character of Bodhi immediately, because he’s such a fascinating depiction of opposites. Riz portrayed him beautifully as being terrified to his core but absolutely determined to do what was right. He’s anxious, jittery, afraid, but he’s also fed up of people doubting him, (”You sure?” “YES.”) and working to put right his wrongs.

Riz did an incredible job with very few lines, showing in his eyes and face the terrified determination of a man who knows what he has to do and is well aware he’ll probably die doing it. He named the team. The Rogue Squadron exists because of him. I came out of the theater wanting to know everything about him, his backstory, his motivations, his inner workings, because the character so captured my heart.

You say he was your favorite, so I’m sure he was that for a reason. And yes, it’s true that the media erases him and fandom is wont to woobify him. But the fact remains that the entire story exists because Bodhi Rook followed his heart. For me, Bodhi is the soul of Rogue One, and I could no sooner forget my own head than leave him out.

BTS Reaction to you believing in aliens

request: Could you do a reaction when (y/n) believe 💯% in alien, please? ( English is not my first language… 😁)

[requests are open]

-Kim Seokjin-

Jin wouldn’t find it weird. After all people had their own opinions on certain subjects and he has seen many weird things in his life, so who was he to judge? He would listen with interest as you listed all the reasons as to why aliens did exist in the world and would also ask you questions to show you that he didn’t find it weird or boring.

Originally posted by bwiseoks

-Kim Namjoon-

Honestly this boy would crush your dreams in an instant. Namjoon was a very realistic person who didn’t believe in things like that and he wouldn’t hesitate to tell you so. He would feel bad though, which led to him letting you bombard him with alien “facts”. 

Originally posted by nikatato

-Min Yoongi-

Yoongi would listen to you ramble on and on about it even if he didn’t agree with what you said. Although he wasn’t as open to the subject, he could see how passionate you were about it, so Yoongi would keep his opinions to himself.

Originally posted by jeonbase

-Jung Hoseok-

He would find it weird how you knew so much about the subject. Hoseok didn’t mind it much but he eventually got tired with the constant subject about how aliens could be using disguises to interact with humans.

Originally posted by yourpinkpill

-Park Jimin-

Jimin would be another one who would let you ramble on about it. He knows how important it was to you and he wanted to support you as well. The both of you would have late night discussions about it.

Originally posted by bangtan

-Kim Taehyung-

Taehyung hated the subject of aliens, mostly because it reminded him of his nickname. He wasn’t going to stop you from believing they were real, but he would ask you not to talk about it whenever he was around.

Originally posted by sweaterpawsjimin

-Jeon Jungkook-

Jungkook would find it both interesting and weird at the same time. It kinda freaked him out to think that there could be aliens living in the same world as them. After all the facts and evidence you showed him, he began to think that you were one too.

Originally posted by cleolux

Sober Review of “Dunkirk”: The Union Jack Stands For Hope

              My hook is that I watch movies and write about them while drunk. I recognize that this is the only thing that really makes me appealing among the many reviewers out there. Without that angle, I’m just another twenty-something year old guy with a liberal arts degree who thinks he knows more than you. So, going into my showing of Dunkirk, I had every intention of getting blasted. I had my menu, I was ready to order a Stella and enjoy myself, but then the opening scene hit.

              Pamphlets fall from the sky to soldiers walking the streets below. A soldier grabs one and reads it. It’s a taunt from the enemy, telling the British and French soldiers that they are surrounded on every side. When the first gunshot rings out, it grabs your attention and never lets go. I sat back in the film’s grip. I never ordered the drink.

              Dunkirk is the latest film from celebrated director Christopher Nolan, focused on the miraculous evacuation of Allied forces from the French beaches of Dunkirk. We follow British soldiers who experience the event from all different angles. Soldiers on the beach scramble to find a way out of Hell via the Mole, the large breakwater where everyone stands in line in hopes to be the next off the beach. Farrier, played by Tom Hardy, is a part of the air support in an effort to keep German bombers from destroying the ships carrying the evacuees. We also even follow British civilians who hear the call to aid their countrymen and sail from Britain to France. The overall story is told nonlinearly, but all culminates in what is the greatest military retreat of all time.

              There’s not a single bad actor in this movie. Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance are the standouts, with Hardy giving another congested performance much like his 2013 driving-at-the-speed-limit-thriller Locke and Rylance living up to all of his hype in his portrayal of a British civilian who sails to Dunkirk in order to rescue soldiers. (Fun fact, their characters were the only ones whose names I caught.) Kenneth Branagh turns in that quintessential Nolan “older man that inspires” role that is usually reserved for the likes of Michael Caine (who appears briefly as a voice over the radio). Cillian Murphy plays a soldier in the throes of PTSD who plays wonderfully off Rylance’s Mr. Dawson. However, while these hard-hitters impress, no one impresses more than Harry fucking Styles. I never expected to type that sentence in all my life, yet I will stand by it. Styles gives a nuanced take on the psyche of a psychologically strained soldier who has been through the worst of what the battle had to offer. There comes a moment where he is the most threatening presence on the screen. When I initially saw his casting, I groaned. I was worried that Nolan had given in to shock cameos like so many movies seem to as of late. (Disclaimer: Drunk Idiot Reviews thinks that cameos are the lowest form of comedy or entertainment. You may think differently, but Drunk Idiot Reviews will consider you a dingus if you think otherwise.) But this is why he’s the director. Styles nails the role and I hope I can continue to see him in dramatic roles moving forward.

              Hans Zimmer reminds us once again why he is the undisputed king of movie scores. Though there is plenty of schlock that he pushes out, this is not one of them. In fact, it deserves mention among the best of his Nolan scores. The music always builds a tense atmosphere, centered around the motif of a ticking clock. Unlike some of his other Nolan scores, I would say that this never overpowers the movie at any point. It may not be one that you’ll find yourself playing on Youtube after the movie is over, but the movie is elevated by it at every turn. In the final few moments when the clock finally stops ticking, you, much like our main characters, you feel like you can breathe again.

              Nolan takes the best of his Dark Knight sensibilities here with some fantastic stunts. The greatest set piece here is for sure the dogfights over the sea. Hoyte van Hoytama, the director of photography, captures some incredible views of a wide ocean with no land in sight. It’s an incredible depiction of the stressful nature of the air battles and emphasizing how hard it can be to balance gas usage with destroying the enemy. The movie shows some incredible versatility by then transitioning to the sinking of a destroyer hit by a torpedo. The ship fills with water, the soldiers frantically try to find a way out of what has become a death trap, as the guardrails and beams on the outside act almost as a prison for the men within. In fact, the stunts here are incredibly claustrophobic, mostly centering on the possibility of being drowned by the very thing meant to carry these men to safety. The juxtaposition of these types of battles fuel the paranoia-fueled tension of the movie, showing exactly how these soldiers grow more and more desperate.

              When I read some early screening reactions of the film, I saw that many people complained about the noise. This is a LOUD movie from beginning to end for sure. However, I personally felt it added more to the chaotic and stressful environment that the film exists in. This is a movie made for the theater and having it attack your senses is part of the experience.

              Dunkirk is the pinnacle of the movie-going experience. The action, the acting, the score, the story, everything works here. Any shortcomings that Nolan has been criticized for before have been patched up here. No more is the excessive exposition or the incredibly on-the-nose symbolism. The worst thing that you can say about the movie is that there are bits that may be cheesy (according to my father), but after everything these men went through, how could you deny them some cheese? Dunkirk is a story about real heroes that each contributed their small part towards a miracle and Nolan did them justice. And he did it without showing a single Nazi in focus or any gore whatsoever through the entire duration. It’s the best movie of the year without equal; nothing I can say will stress that enough. I just saw it again thirty minutes before I posted this review. Go see it.            

anonymous asked:

US, UT, and UF Sans's reactoins to an SO who's very curious about souls. They wanna know about soulmates, the different types, and their Partner's Soul. As long as the parter is ok with it?

Hoo boy. ~Mod Feral


UT Sans

He’s more than happy to answer your questions, seeing as he had been looking into SOUL facts for a while. Granted, some of the questions about them he’s still yet to find answers for, including whether soulmates actually exist or not. And he doesn’t have too much of a problem with showing his SOUL to you, as long as you promise to just look and not touch.


US Sans

While he gets the curiosity and all that, he doesn’t know why you’re asking him. Science stuff has never been a strong point for the guy, so he really doesn’t know the answer to any of your questions. Except seeing his SOUL, that he will gladly do without a second thought.


UF Sans

He’ll try his best to answer your questions. The things he’s learned about SOULs gets fuzzy for him sometimes, but he’ll try his hardest damnit. Oh, also, no. The SOUL is very important to monsters, and letting others see it is the most vulnerable thing you can do. That’s only reserved for those you trust more than anyone, and he has a rough time with trust.

Title: The Lang Secret  (Part 2 Lang Love Interest(daughter of Scott Lang! Reader x Peter Parker))

Summary: The reader and Peter are on their way to school when Peter finally proposes the idea of a date before having to hurry off for superhero duties. 

Word Count: 1879

A/N: YAY, PART TWO! I’ve been working on this all weekend, omg. I hope you love it, because I know I do AND I WANT MORE LOL. Let me know if we should go for part 3?? Enjoy!

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So, @lenaluthordefensesquad sent this post to me and asked for my thoughts on the comments. Now this petty back and forth between supercorp and sanvers is something I have been aware of and seen but have purposefully tried to avoid as much as possible and not engage with. However, Meadow asked me to make a post because apparently I said some things worthwhile. So here’s the thing. I ship both supercorp and sanvers (although I still tag it detective danvers because I am a little petty myself but i’m not gonna talk about that here it’s irrelevant). So keep that in mind because I might sound harsh towards sanvers here. Basically, my problem with the comments on that post are that they are trying to blame something that they perceive as a problem on the existence of a non canon ship. So, my response to seeing the post is this: First of all, to say that in general Supercorp gets more screentime than Sanvers gets is just untrue. Lena has only been in a handful of episodes, most of which she had very little screentime. The fact that we finally got a Lena centric episode does not mean that supercorp is suddenly getting more screentime than sanvers. The other issue is that, the writers of the show are not putting scenes with Kara and Lena in with the non canon ship in mind. Lena and Kara’s friendship in and of itself, without the existence of the ship is IMPORTANT to the show.  The show is called supergirl, and while yes Kara and Alex are equal Lead characters, the main storyline is not about the romances and it shouldn’t be. Sanvers has always been a side plot for this reason and will probably continue to be. Lena’s episode relates to the larger action portion of the plot that the show has always focused on where Kara and the DEO are fighting bad guys, in this case Cadmus (idk if i spelled that right, but I don’t care). Also, it is important that Kara have friends on the show who are not just the boys that fall in love with her. In season one she had Cat as a friend and Alex as her sister. In season 2 if Lena was not allowed to develop this relationship with Kara, Kara would be down to NO female friends, and Alex being the only other woman she really interacts with often. So Lena and Kara’s relationship, even without the existence of supercorp is integral to Kara as a character and as the lead character. 

If Sanvers shippers truly want to complain about them not getting much screentime, there is a whole host of other things that are more responsible for that, that would be legitimate to criticize. Mon-El becoming more of a lead character and getting the screentime of a lead character is one of them. But I think we need to remember that this is an ensemble show, and it is not the Sanvers show. Sanvers has had and will continue to get some centric episodes where they get a lot of screentime, but because of the size of the cast that is not going to happen every episode. I also have a HUGE problem with the superiority complex shippers of canon ships seem to have. I honest to god always thought it was just a hetero shipper issue. But it looks like in the microcosm of fandom we are having a similar thing happen with the relationship between canon and non canon f/f shipping that has happened between say, white cis gay men and the rest of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s like once they finally get to be part of the elite canon group who has the power of writer validation behind them, they want to shit all over the people who don’t have that luxury. This is something I really truly do not understand. It used to be that ALL f/f ships were noncanon because we did not GET to be canon. and it is fantastic that we now once in a while get canon ships, but fandom was created and developed for the specific reason to transform the canon text into something new, to explore things within the story that do not get explored by the actual writers. This is our history. Please do not forget that. Fan works exist to take a story places that the mainstream media and the writers of the show won’t go. So to come in and hijack a post made by a supercorp shipper as a JOKE based on the fact that Katie McGrath has played many gay characters in the past and seems to have ridiculous chemistry with other women, melissa included, is uncalled for and rude and not actually justified. Supercorp is not canon. We know that. We KNOW that Alex and Maggie are in fact more gay than Lena because the show acknowledges their gayness, but we are allowed to joke about the chemistry and how flirty Katie McGrath is without have a horde of petty sanvers shippers jumping on us. 

And I have even more so a problem with this type of fan who would comment on posts in this way, because they seem to be the same kind of people who joined the fandom ONLY because they heard there was a canon f/f ship in the show, but instead of joining the fandom and appreciated supergirl as a whole and respecting the fandom environment and works created previously, they came in and shit on everyone in the existing fandom. They disregard season one and it’s importance, and many of them came in and shit on the General Danvers shippers for shipping a ship that has existed since the beginning of the show because it wasn’t the current canon ship and astra is “Evil and dead”. Which btw, General Danvers was my only ship on supergirl for quite a long time. And in that same vein, Supercorp actually existed as a ship long before Sanvers existed, and even longer before Sanvers became canon, so to suddenly feel that Lena and Kara’s relationship, which has been developing since the very first episode of this season, shouldn’t get screentime because sanvers is the canon ship is just petty. You want them to give more screentime to their canon f/f ship, you feel that they hype it up to much for the amount of follow through you get? fine, critique that about the writers, but do not blame supercorp and it’s existence and do not go hijacking supercorp shippers posts to be petty. I am not here for ship wars between f/f ships. The only ship wars I can at all justify are the ones where it is a non canon f/f ship pointing out the how a canon f/m ship is heteronormative or fans who happen to ship an f/f pairing critiquing an f/m ship because it is written in a sexist manner or a harmful manner. And even then, I do not support post hijacking or message spamming to the shippers of those ships. Otherwise, there is absolutely no reason that ships should be fighting and jumping on eachothers posts just to be petty, especially not between to f/f ships. So, that’s it. That’s my opinion on the “discourse”. This ended up being a hell of a lot longer than I expected, but I think everything I said was important and relevant. Please be respectful to one another. Other f/f ships are not the enemy here.