With everything that had happened in Khura’in, Phoenix was more than happy to finally be back home. Sleeping in his bed, being safe, staying up late with Trucy watching terrible movies…returning to normalcy was something that was desperately needed, and it allowed him (and Trucy) to distract themselves from Apollo’s absence. While Phoenix knew that Apollo had to go, and supported his decision, Trucy was taking his departure much harder. While his daughter tried to keep a smile on her face at all times, he could tell there was a deep sadness within her that wouldn’t go away for some time.
Yes, everything was back to normal.
Well…except for Edgeworth.
Everything had seemed fine; when they were in Khura’in, Edgeworth appeared to be his regular…Edgeworth-y self. That was to say, reserved and sometimes snarky, but still comfortable enough with Phoenix to wander around the country and help him with the case. Hell, they even shared a mat when they slept on the temple’s floor (though Edgeworth complained a decent amount about it, truthfully)!
But it seemed that the moment they landed in the states, Edgeworth had gone cold - every time Phoenix tried to talk with him, Edgeworth’s replies were short and dismissive. At first Phoenix chalked this grumpiness as jet-lag; Edgeworth hadn’t slept well in Khura’in and now was delaying with the time change…it was no wonder that maybe he would be a bit off-putting…more so than usual, anyway.
I interviewed for a position teaching senior citizens social media and doing marketing for the program. It was like someone created this job just for me:
1. I have taught senior citizens before through Elderhostel so check there.
2. I have been doing social media consulting for a huge company for the past six months, where I literally teach people how to use social media and create viral content. I also have been doing it off and on for a decade as contract work.
3. I have two fucking degrees in Communication and have marketing experience up the ass.
I didn’t get the job. HOW? Can someone PLEASE fucking tell me how I didn’t get a job that I was clearly overqualified for? I just do not get it. You cannot tell me that in this town of 25K there was someone else out there who had more experience than I do or was more personable than I was. I REFUSE to believe it.
Batman? Pffff, what dumb superhero, I'm totally over hi — [trips] [hundreds of thousands of Batman pictures spill out of tailcoat] What a - what a weirdo, t-these aren't mine, I'm just [gathering them up and frantically sweating] Ok, ok, listen - I hate the guy, l-listen [thousands of Batman pictures scatter across the floor] Oh my gosh, I-I'm just holding them fo-for Harley, oK jUsT LIS T E N
Now, I’ve never been an avid Tumblr user until this blog and my God have I never been so invested in a fandom (both with the actual content and its people), however I have been an observer, so let’s just put that out there. But Power Rangers, yes, Power Rangers, has changed that drastically. I’ve found a home in this fandom and I’d go as far as to say I’ve made a little family along the way.
I’ve always had a habit of joining a fandom too late and not feeling brave enough to approach people and to make friends and share content without abandon, but I somehow managed to join this one at just the right time. However, I doubt there even is a wrong time to join this fandom. Everyone is so inclusive and welcoming and understanding and just lovely.
And I firmly believe that is down to the Power Rangers film itself and what it represents. Unity. Inclusivity. Individuality.
“Different colors! Different kids! Different-colored kids!”
This film was more than just a ‘nostalgia flick’ or another run of the mill action film. It had clear cut story-lines, diverse characters and showed their development (both individually and as a team), it had depth, but most of all, it had representation. You know, that thing that the internet is always complaining that films and TV shows never have? Well, the Power Rangers had it.
Four out of five of the Rangers were POC, they had a canon autistic character and a canon queer character (both POC; Black and Latina respectively). They had a maleAsian superhero lead, the first Indian superhero, the first autistic superhero, the first queer superhero
to hit mainstream media, and for the latter two to be POC as well? Do you not know how important that is?
Let me just repeat that:
Do you not know how important that is?
And do you know what the internet did when they were finally presented with the representation they are always, always asking for?
the gym I’ve been going to for like the past four years has closed and I’m super bummed about that so here’s another self-indulgent TPoH/Duckverse crossover doodle because drawing is better than moping >:T