anonymous asked:

i think bro mustve been as insecure as dirk. actually i think it's why he pushed dave to be so "cool" etc. theres option one of him putting himself under a lot of pressure to fit this model of hyper masculinity, & b/c thats the only way bro values himself, it also becomes the only way dave values himself. or option 2 of bro not wanting dave to feel as insecure as he felt as a kid, forcing him into a persona that wont embarrass him instead of teaching him to love himself b/c thats bro 4 u. :\

i think i’ve always headcanoned that him teaching dave all that was just his way of teaching dave to be strong and of making sure dave could take care of himself, plus partially subconscious projecting himself onto dave because he also thinks he himself is strong and so if he wants dave to be strong then dave needs to be like him. plus also just general arrogance and thinking he’s great and he wants dave to be great and in a way sees him like his personal project

but wow adding genuine insecurity to that (besides the “dave will die if i don’t toughen him up” thing) is osmething i never considered but yeah it’s totally likely he projected his own insecurities onto dave like that… god

OH also i remember some time after the quest crypt alpha convos where dirk said he’s always felt like you could destroy someone with effusive praise, revtomdildomolar (i think) said something like bro was probably always monologuing to mom lalonde about what a great and nice and amazing kid dave was but of course he never said any of that to dave. and. that’s another good one to think about

also i didnt mean that as an excuse for bros abusive parenting; i find it unforgivable. it’s just a reason.

yeah dw you’re fine <3

PopCrush lists Madonna‘s Rebel Heart at #2 among the Best Albums of 2015! Here’s their review:

Perhaps you saw her tonguing Drake down on stage at Coachella. Or, maybe you saw her straddle a table at the TIDAL livestream announcement. You might have even caught her take the lyrics of “Living For Love” to a horrifying literal sense as she flung backwards atop a staircase at the 2015 BRIT Awards. In any case, Madonna has made this year her bitch — in tumble and triumph.

Rebel Heart is Madonna’s 13th studio album, which is appropriate, as it is undoubtedly her most unlucky record to date: The album hit the Internet months ahead of schedule in unfinished form. But Israeli leakers and controversial Instagram #RebelHeart promo be damned: Rebel Heart remains her best record in over a decade.

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1 – Marina And The Diamonds, ‘FROOT’

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