all damaged

anonymous asked:

How much do you think Rittenhouse knows about the journal? Before the finale I was thinking next to nothing, but with the big reveals about Emma and Lucy's mom I'm not so sure. Remember, Lucy's mom gave Lucy the journal at the end of the very same episode where Emma had been asking Flynn about it. Coincidence or nefarious plot? Does Rittenhouse... want Lucy to write the journal?

Hey, yeah, there’s the thing. Rittenhouse may not actually know the journal exists. At all. Lucy’s known about it since the Pilot, but she wouldn’t tell anyone. Not until 1.06, when Flynn was a butt and blabbed the secret to Wyatt and Rufus. Rufus’s recording picked it up, but he later destroyed the device. Same in 1.10 when they talk about it. There’s no evidence to suggest they know it exists and that Flynn has it. And if they did know (no idea how they would), they’d have no clue to what’s inside. The contents have no way of being reported back to them. So when Cahill keeps urging Lucy to join Rittenhouse, he probably doesn’t know that her future involves her joining Flynn and trying to take them down.

I think they specifically staged the scene with Emma simply so we would later be glad Flynn didn’t explain the journal to her. (For the record, I called that one.) Which is just another reason to argue that Rittenhouse doesn’t know it exists. And even if Emma saw the initials on the cover and drew the conclusion to Lucy Preston, she has no way of knowing the journal is from the future or what’s in it. I think them zooming in on it in the beginning is so we know it’s the same one in the ending. That’s also why it’s in the same episode, just to make certain we remember.

But you pose a good question. Did Lucy’s mother give her the journal as another way for Rittenhouse to keep tabs on their trips? She has known (all along apparently) what Lucy was doing: traveling through time. And Rittenhouse, for whatever reason, is obsessed with knowing everything that went on but was kept out of the team’s debriefing afterward. As of 1.11, however, Rufus stopped reporting that information to them (after a long history of never doing it right anyway). So was the journal a genuine gift to help Lucy clear her head (a practice in their family), or was it a method of spying? …I have no idea.

I feel like if Rittenhouse knew everything about the journal though, they would actually want to stop Lucy from writing it. Since it’s Flynn’s guide in his war against them. 

Also, throwing it out there, thank goodness Flynn gave the journal to Lucy and he wasn’t arrested with it.

Regarding Mutsuki

the way that Mutsuki’s character has been written, especially as a presumably trans character up until this point, has connected deeply with a lot of people’s lives experiences. as such, recent developments may well leave people feeling quite invalidated and hurt.

i fundamentally disagree with, if that is the case, Ishida’s use of Mutsuki’s character arc to explain away his trans-ness as a means of merely hiding away his problems, that he isn’t really trans. That, as one of the only representations that trans people in anime/manga get, is so invalidating & hurtful - not to mention untrue.

One does not need to be traumatized to be trans. One does not need to be damaged to be trans - being trans does not mean that someone is damaged at all. The use of Mutsuki’s character arc to suggest that disgusts me immensely.

I’ll write up my thoughts into a longer post later but that’s where I stand. If anyone wants to talk, please feel free to send an ask or message me.

  • Saeran: I bought you this flower because it reminds me of you.
  • Saeyoung, with happy teary eyes: Saeran.. Oh, thank you so much-
  • Saeran: It’s cheap, and fake, like you.
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it’s been too long since i last posted voltron force so i might as well reboot with a meme

this is basically the entire show, by the way

I know there’s this discourse™ going on after chapter 136 but where’s the “I’m deeply enjoying the deeply layered conflict and that there’s no "right” or “wrong” sides because the situation is delicate and complicated and there’s a lot at risk so its all a grey area and all parties have a point, but at the same time I’m utterly terrified of the outcome of all of this" corner?? I want to hide there

A villain quirk that doesn’t just forcefully activate another person’s quirk but AMPLIFIES IT to the point that their target suffers and is a danger to themselves and those around them

Mina starts to melt everything so much that she starts to burn herself

Kaminari in danger of permanent brain damage but no one can get close enough to help him

Tokoyami’s Dark Shadow forcing him to be in a room so full of light that he can’t even see or a room so devoid of darkness that no shadow could possibly exist

Shouji growing body part after body part after body part until the ends of his tentacles reach the opposite ends of a room and don’t even look human anymore

Kirishima unable to move because his body is so stiff to the point he can barely breathe

Midoriya, who can’t move a muscle or risk breaking his body if he even twitches and when he does he has to stay perfectly still or risk breaking more of himself

Bakugou, who has to be isolated or risk blowing up everything within a mile of him

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This is the worst villain any of them could face EVER

This Week in Star vs The Forces of Evil...

- Miss Heinous returns and invades the Diaz household
- Marco gets in another Karate feud with Jeremy Birnbaum
- Star destroys a possum statue then tries to make it better by fixing things
- The Starco vs Jarco ship wars really hit the fan

And of course, we learn how the Book of Spells end up back in Star’s possession.

Yeah, thought we wouldn’t remember that little image in the recent promo, didn’t you, Disney?

Still, won’t be as big as the two half-hour episodes next Monday.

before instantly blaming the healer for everything that goes wrong, consider the following:

1. is the enemy team specifically targeting the healer so they can’t do anything in time, which is a valid and useful strategy? perhaps then you could like, protect your healer a little

2. are you going off on your own instead of staying with the group, destroying any semblance of coordination as the healer is forced to stay where they can heal more people and like, do their job? then possibly you could try staying in range of the healer so the group doesn’t splinter unnecessarily

3. are you aware that, unless you’re playing TF2 and there’s an Ubercharge involved, having a healer on your team generally does not just magically make you immune to all damage and win instantly? either way, maybe you could try playing a little bit more defensively from time to time

4. do you realise that the more you complain about the healer who’s doing everything they possibly can, the more they will go out of their way to completely ignore you so you just die over and over again because healer mains, despite their choice of in-game role, are actually fuelled entirely by spite? well yeah

Love can be tough and break our hearts into a million pieces, but it can also heal our hearts and fix all the damages we have faced in the past.
—  Poets Love Her

When you know you’ve done your job as Mei. 💜

Honestly I love playing Mei and pissing off my opponents, BUT I do make a point of trying not to get in the way of the people actually on my team. If I make my allies angry I will actually feel bad, so fear not, I still have a soul even when I play Mei.

A Explosive Final Blow

Context: Slightly Steampunk twist on the usual D&D world. The party is facing off against a skeletal Priest in the middle of a castle of a town that’s been taken over by ice and Blights. The fight is not going well, as the boss just downed our Cleric and Bard/Rogue. My Dragonborn Ranger has had some dynamite sticks and hadn’t yet had a good opportunity to use them. What follows was also not a good opportunity, but it’s what happened(slightly condensed).

Me, OOC, after being asked what I’m doing: OK, I already know I’m gonna get screamed at for this, but if someone’s Unconscious and takes damage, all that does is make them fail one of their Death Saving throws, right?

DM, knowing what I have and knowing what I’m thinking: I mean, yeah, but… If you’re thinking what I think you are, there’s gonna be some other penalties…

Me, considering amidst other discussion: Ok…. I take two sticks of dynamite, light them, and throw them at the feet of the big bone guy. But, like, on the other side of him from {our Cleric and Bard/Rogue}.

DM: Ok, roll a couple Dex Checks to throw them…

Me: (Rolls) Oh. Shit, that’s a nat 1. (Rolls Again) And another nat 1.

Entire Party, including DM to a certain extent: (Loses Their Shit)

Long story short, the Cleric was saved due to some Divine Intervention from her deity, but the Bard Rogue lost both legs up to over halfway up the thigh and an eye.

Plus side, we got back home and after a month’s rest(wherein my Ranger promptly vanished into the surrounding city due to yet another heap of guilt), and the Bard/Rogue got a pair of cybernetic legs and an eye, so overall, we came out with a profit…