also they are badass

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pride’s outfits were on point this episode i had to gif him with the vest and the red shirt

i also got angery pride, badass pride, and sebby and loretta’s adorable hug i love my children

Felicity is a badass techie using vigilante in doomworld and I love her more than my own life. I am going to gif the fuck out of this ep tomorrow. 

but also she still doesn’t need a mask to be considered badass. 

So like I was rewatching the space mall episode-

-and my weaboo alarm started going off when I saw the space pirate outfits and!! It turns out that each of them has bits that reference different anime and reflect the personality/situation of the paladin wearing them and I’m cryindkfg LOOK

Pidge’s glasses are Kamina’s from Gurren Lagann. Kamina is an older brother character who uh inspires his (pseudo) sibling to travel to space and fight in a giant fucking fighting robot. And after Kamina dies, Kamina’s little brother ends up wearing his glasses (or a version of them, at least).

(*Matt voice* “believe in the me that believes in you, Katie”)

I’m actually willing to bet my entire firstborn child that Keith’s outfit is referencing Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z, who, shit you not, starts out as a rival character from a planet of evil killer furries and then becomes a grumpy ally/friend to the heroes. He’s even crossing his arms just like him I’m so mad

I spent like an hour trying to figure out Hunk but then I realized: spiky shoulder pads, spike on head, apron (later on in ep). He’s Alphonse from Fullmetal Alchemist, aka a big, strong, compassionate kid who likes cute things, food, and hugs, and will kick your entire ass if you try to hurt anybody in front of him. Also Alphonse is a suit of armor, and Hunk’s lion is the most armored, like…

Lance’s little glasses and long coat are just like Vash’s from Trigun. And fucking. Vash is a fucking marksman who acts goofy but gets serious to help others / when in trouble and doesn’t understand the full extent of his abilities. Does any of this. Sound familiar at all.

I couldn’t figure out Coran’s (apparently I’m not that level of weeb yet) but if someone knows who he’s referencing please tell me so I can get mad about that too because I can’t believe I didn’t notice all of these fucking parallels the first time around what the fuck

They actually played this song and it’s forever stuck in my head

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the women of ‘fantastic beasts and where to find them’ + their ilvermorny houses

Ok but can we talk about how important Ludi Lin’s character is in Power Rangers like oh my god here we have this incredibly attractive ASIAN MAN who isn’t attractive because of his race and who isn’t a stereotypical nerdy unattractive Asian man but is really attractive and flirty and badass but also has a realistic soft side because he loves his mom and takes care of her because she’s really sick and isn’t afraid to scream to the world “I LOVE MY MOM” and isn’t afraid to admit that he’s scared that he’s scared for his mom and is lonely and is also undeniably Chinese but also undeniably AMERICAN because yes Asian people can also be American and omg I just can’t rn his character is a BLESSING

okay but can we talk about the 4 biggest movies this week?

Kong: Skull Island

  • useful female characters who aren’t sexualized
  • no romance subplots
  • diverse cast
  • no racist, sexist, transphobic, or homophobic jokes

Beauty and the Beast

  • a diverse period piece (this almost never happens omg)
  • gay characters and men wearing makeup in a family movie
  • pro-gender equality message
  • did I mention there are GAY CHARACTERS IN A FAMILY MOVIE??

Logan

  • Spanish-speaking POC female lead
  • also she’s a badass
  • also she’s a kid
  • no offensive jokes yet again

Get Out

  • mostly Black cast
  • directly addresses racial issues in a unique way
  • diverse crew (including mixed-race director)

Two unproblematic action movies, a culturally-relevant, political horror movie, and a family movie that isn’t just a bunch of straight white people everywhere.  Am I dreaming?  We still have a long way to go but this is a great start.

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JUST A WIP!

Okay we can consider trans gal Marco cosplaying Sailor Jupiter (another trans gal) <3333 

POWER RANGERS: BREAKFAST CLUB

and the things that I think what made it a surprisingly good movie. 


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