say you’re me and you’re in english class, supposedly analyzing lord of the flies but in actuality thinking about manga and how jarring isayama’s pacing is with snk. there’s of course, the fact that the clash of the titans arc takes place literally like a day or two before the female titan arc and pretty much everything happens in a flashback for some reason, then there’s the super-confusing mess that is the uprising arc with politics and some pretty fiiine character development that all happens in what’s probably less than 36 hours.
and then, of course, there’s the return to shiganshina arc where they find out what’s in the basement after foreeever and then… an infodump??? for three chapters??? whyyyy!!
but of course if you really think about it, it makes perfect sense, in a kind of weird roundabout way that requires way too much thinking. but since this is english class of course you gotta analyze the story way too much in ways that the author likely never intended!
okay that was fun now onto actual meta or w/e. and, in case you guys didn’t pick it up from the introductory ramble, manga spoilers!!
we know that there’s only one family within the walls (besides grisha) who actually knows what goes on outside the walls: the reisses, the royal family.
they’re the only ones able to actually access this power to remember all that happened pre-wall era at will, assuming they have the coordinate
there’s only one person with the coordinate power at a time within the walls, so that makes only one person inside (again, besides grisha because he literally comes from outside) who knows everything.
AND they can’t tell anyone because it’s pretty overwhelming and terrible stuff
we know that the memories of the first king come are pretty overwhelming, completely taking over the holder of the coordinate for short spans of time
(i spent way too long looking for that screenshot but you know what it was fun refreshing my memory)
the memories of the outside world probably come rushing to the holder the second they become the new shifter in what’s probably a bunch of flashbacks, and when they come to literally minutes or less later, they’re completely different now that they have all this scary knowledge
(context for those who don’t mind spoilers or have forgotten details: historia’s father’s brother has just acquired the coordinate and is now more or less he god of the walled world. he knows.)
which brings me back to what i was originally harping on about: the point of the infodump on what’s going on outside the walls.
the reader is blind to all the truths and hidden secrets of the manga, just as everyone within the wall is blind to what happens beyond the titans and outside the walls.
and then, all of a sudden, we hit this huge milestone that’s been hyped up for literally 84 chapters, and we’re blown away with all. this. info. in such a short span of time. the meta writers went bonkers and everyone was kind of just screaming with their heads lit on fire.
that’s probably how all the reisses who inherited the coordinate felt when they first felt getting all this information
IN CONCLUSION: the way that the info dump was set up might have been intentional, paralleling how both the character’s felt at the time with this sudden heap of new information, and how most of the coordinate holders felt when they first learned everything.
i’m not saying it’s good writing. in my opinion, it was kind of lazy to just “hey kids we’re at this super hyped up, legendary basement have three months of screeching about now knowing everything whoop now there’s different problems yup”. but when overanalyzing it, it makes for a perfect mirror into how the characters themselves are feeling.
How to take cool studyblr pics? Mine look flat or ugly? I don't know what am I doing wrong... Any tips?
Honestly getting into the nack of taking nice pictures took me a while - I just had to practice with different lighting, angles, filters, etc! The more practice you have the better. If you scroll through my /tagged/mine posts you’ll see the drastic difference in my first photos to now. A trick I did for learning how to position flatlays was looking at other people’s pictures as inspiration - even if they weren’t study based. If you were to copy the layout of some of my flaylays/photos to get a better image, feel free! Xx
Modern Major General:
I quote in elegiacs all the crimes of Heliogabalus...
How fucking dare anyone out there make fun of Elagabalus after all he has been through! *sniffle*
He lost his father. He went through five divorces. He had an ancient sun cult to manage. His grandma turned out to be a user, a schemer, and he lost his throne to his cousin. All you people care about is... your audience and making jokes about him. *cries*
HE'S A HUMAN! (ah! ooh!) What you don't realize is that Elagabalus is making you all this money and all you do is sing a bunch of crap about him. He hasn't performed the rites of Sol Invictus in years. Alma-Tadema's painting is called "The Roses of Heliogabalus" for a reason because all you people think of him as an exotic! perverted! flower-child!
LEAVE HIM ALONE! You are lucky he even performed for you BASTARDS! LEAVE ELAGABALUS ALONE!..Please. *sobs*
Cassius Dio talked about professionalism and said if Elagabalus was a professional he would've pulled it off no matter what. Speaking of professionalism, when is it professional to publicly bash someone who is going through a hard time? *sobs* Leave Elagabalus Alone Please... ! Leave Elagabalus alone! right now! I mean it!
Anyone that has a problem with him- you deal with me, because he is not well right now. LEAVE HIM ALONE!
Can I just point out why spurs have been the best team in the premier league this season. Firstly we have the best defensive record in the premier league- we’ve lost only 4 games this season, Chelsea lost five. We’ve scored the most goals and our goal difference is significantly better than Chelsea’s. We have a young side that honestly look happy to play. If I wasn’t a spurs fan, I’d want to be one right now. I’ve never been prouder of my club and I’m sure we’ll do well next season.
Gami I've been going through your Harry tag for about an hour now and though I love all the Dunkirk stuff, I still don't know what you thought of the movie and Harry's performance! I probably missed it so I'll just ask again;) I thought it was a great film and I'm honestly impressed with Harry. He has a much bigger role than I expected! In terms of spoken lines he practically tops the chart. So proud of our boy haha!^^
I don’t think I said anything because I was writing a super-long, complex review about the structure and techniques of Dunkirk and how they apply to the theme. I haven’t actually finished that yet.
I loved Dunkirk 100%. I think it was brilliantly written, directed, produced, filmed, edited, and acted. This is sort of a jerky thing to say, but I honestly think the few people complaining about Dunkirk only don’t like it because they utterly missed the point. You can’t go into Dunkirk measuring it by the patterns and tropes of every other war movie because it’s not cut from the same cloth. It wasn’t supposed to be from the start.
Harry fits right in with the rest of the cast and in an ensemble movie like Dunkirk, that’s really the absolute best he could do. Dunkirk may well get some Oscar nominations, but it’s very likely they won’t get any acting ones except for Mark Rylance as supporting actor maybe. It’s not that the acting was bad, but that the movie isn’t focused on individual characters in the same way most movies are.
The fact that Harry fits in and plays his part as well as anyone else does is very good. The movie is all about immersion, so if anything were to take you out of it like bad acting, that would be a failure.
This doesn’t really clinch Harry’s acting ability for outsiders because they’ll be saying something like “but can he carry more weight in a role outside of a non-character-focused ensemble”. However, because I’ve already seen Harry be hammy and I’ve already seen him be charming as hell, the only thing I didn’t know was if he could be serious and if he could be subtle. It turns out he can do both, so I think he could take on absolutely any role given some time and experience. It would be a crime if we never got to see him in a rom-com though.
It’s true that Harry has quite a few of the lines in the movie and most of the really memorable ones. I’ve only seen the movie once so far, so now that I know everything that happens with his character, I want to go back and watch it again to see it from a new perspective.
I find it funny that Harry’s narrative is that he just fell into acting because he likes Chris Nolan. Like… what singer with no real professional acting experience up and decides to audition for a movie like Christopher Nolan’s just because he likes the movies that director makes even though he doesn’t have any particular desire to act otherwise? It doesn’t really make sense. Also, if you think about it, what they’re saying is that the first and only audition he ever did (because he’s not interested in acting apparently, just in Christopher Nolan’s movies), he beat out thousands of people to win the role. That’s pretty insane the way they’re framing it.
To be clear, I do think he won his audition fair and square, but I don’t think he went into this without the intent to break into acting. I would wager he auditioned for more than just Dunkirk. I think he was looking for the right project. He definitely got acting lessons considering his marked improvement between the Steal My Girl music video and the Between Us perfume ad.
He’s being coy about whether he’ll continue acting, just like he was coy about his plans for the break during the end of OTRA interviews. At the time I could tell that he was purposefully avoiding talking about / hiding something he had planned. Right now, I swear he’s doing the same. I don’t know that he has anything else lined up, but I definitely think he intends to continue acting in the future. He’s just not saying it right now.
Overall, the image being projected is that he takes acting seriously when he does it, but that he’s not trying too hard to become a “famous” or “respected” actor. This reminds me of the fact that Louis, Liam, and Niall have all claimed that they didn’t intend to have solo careers at all and just fell into it. I might buy it from one of them, but not the same basic story from all 3.
There are various strategic reasons they might be playing their narratives this way, but I couldn’t say exactly why with any certainty. For Harry, they could be trying to avoid too much pressure and too many expectations. They could also be trying to keep the focus on Dunkirk rather than making Harry too big of a spectacle (as much as they reasonably can).
Niall’s image is very laidback, so not pushing too hard for a career fits that image. Louis’ been assigned the underdog image, so not intending to go solo fits with his image as well. The reason for Liam’s narrative stumps me a little more, but I’m sure there’s something I’m missing. Then again, there might be a larger group reason that all of them are spouting the same lines.
I digress ;P My point was that Harry did quite well and that I expect we’ll be seeing more of him acting in the future no matter what he’s saying during promo.
I agreed to go to the beach with you under the condition
that I’d not get in the water and now you want me to go in and you keep pulling
on my arm and NO, NO, THE WATER’S COLD, GODDAMNIT.
We both went to the beach to get away from life and ended up
meeting while paying the umbrella rentals.
I can’t swim, but I don’t mind you going into the water. Turns
out you wanted to teach me how to swim and now I have to wear these stupid
floaties around my arms.
I warned you to put sunscreen on and now you have a really
bad sunburn so I have no choice but to rub lotion all over you.
The kids decided to bury you in the sand and forgot about
you so now I have to dig you out and now we’re both covered in sand.
I’m kind of scared of water, but I want to go into it
because it looks like fun so you go with me and hold my hand and make sure the
waves don’t knock me over because the wind makes them aggressive.
You asked me to rub sunscreen on you and I discovered you have
a tattoo on your lower back, but the real question is how come I didn’t see
We ended up sharing an umbrella because the others were all
taken, but you’re kind of insufferable and also kind of hot so maybe we can
share a shower, too.
The kids are building sand castles, but someone knocked them
over and now they’re crying and I’m trying to hold you back so you don’t go
beat up the guy that destroyed our kids’ work.
I want to impress you by wearing a bikini, but I’ve never
worn one so I’m pretty shy about it and it feels really weird exposing a lot of
skin, but you notice that I’m uncomfortable so you wrap your shirt around me so
I can be at ease.
You decided to bring your friends along with us to the beach
and they’re playing volleyball and I have no choice but to join in because
nobody can beat me at that game yet nobody knows it.
You’ve been checking me out for the past hour and I tried to
play it cool, but the water knocked me over and now you came to help me up and
see if I was alright. Nice beard.
I thought you were drowning so I proceeded to give you CPR,
but it turns out you were just resting beside the shore and you kiss me back. It
was salty, but I’m not complaining.
YOUR FRIENDS JUST PICKED ME UP FROM MY SEAT AND ARE NOW
TAKING ME TO GET ME INTO THE WATER, STOP THEM I DON’T LIKE THE OCEAN AND THEY
AREN’T VERY GENTLE.
Under the read more are ### GIF conversation starters. All of these starters can also be used as tweets for your character, or can be expanded on to be used as para starters. There starters are so a variety of characters, from bubbly to child-like to bitchy. Over the many years I’ve been RPing - on Tumblr, Myspace, and Jcink, I’ve come up with some pretty good starters. Paired with the right GIF, these one-liners, jokes, and/or little stories can literally go anywhere and be a big-time contributor to character development. I’m handing these off to the community so they can find inspiration to create their own. All of these starters were written and/or edited by me. No credit is needed.
Have you watched that Netflix show Daredevil yet? I’ve heard such good things about it. I kinda wanna try it out.
Sleepy Kisses and Sleepy Confessions, DIBS fanfiction
[[ Some quick fluff I wrote to take my mind off of things. I shared one version with Anna, so I thought I’d make another version. Just so it’s cleared up, DIBS is an acronym for my favorite RWBY ships: Wise Dragon, Ice Planet, Black Sun, and Shades of Red. ]]
Date, and shop and hang out and go to school and save the world from unspeakable demons. You know, I wanna do girlie stuff. - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(she’s just a normal girl. she likes binge-watching netflix and crushing on unattainable people, talking to her friends and waking up late. she doesn’t like it when someone tumbles into her life and tells her she’s the one who will save the world- or the kingdom- or the prince(ss)- or whatever. she’s just a normal girl! she reminds them, but not anymore. now she is a savior.)
You don’t get to tell Dearies how they feel about Belle French
I saw a post I shouldn’t have. To be clear it was properly tagged, XKit should’ve blocked it. But it didn’t and I was so affronted by that post I felt the need not to respond but to clarify.
The gist of the post, which was one short sentence, was that Rumple fans see Belle as his property and not as a character in her own right. I was surprised it was an Evil Regal saying this, I thought there was enough communication between one side of the fandom to the other to see and know this is not true. And this are all my issues with the post:
A) The SHOW treats Belle like that, and therefore so do all your faves: The people who reblogged it where all Evil Regals, CSers and the like. And on the show their favourite characters have CONSTANTLY treated Belle as an extension of Rumple, a weak spot of his to exploit instead of a person.
Emma did it when she blackmailed Rumple into going to the Underworld and when she was Dark Swan.
Snow did it when she ratted Belle out to save her neck from Hyde.
Regina did it when… well, take your pick. When she locked her up for over 30 years, when she took her heart to manipulate and control Rumple, when she made her into Lacey….
Hook did it… Well, he still does. When he shot her, when he punched her so hard she lost consciousness, when he admitted to helping her because it would annoy Rumple.
B) Even when the characters are not treating Belle as “Rumple’s object” they ARE treating her as some sort of useful tool and then promptly forget she’s a human being with feelings.
Belle went to Camelot to help Emma, and on a mission with Hook she got kidnapped while standing right next to him and went missing for over two days and he did not notice.
The heroes are constantly going to Belle for help researching things but when Belle needs help… no one does anything? Other than Rumple, I mean.
C) Dearies where almost the only people I ever saw fighting for the show to treat Belle different: We used to be so vocal about getting Belle more screen time and her own plots and story development, back in the days when we thought this show just needed to know how much the fans loved Belle. Sure, there were Belle fans doing this that weren’t also dearies, of course, but 90% of the effort I saw into trying to give Belle more of a role in the show was done by dearies. We have the countless tweets to prove it, pleading for more Belle time (NOT Rumbelle time, BELLE time), gushing about every single Belle scene to make the writers aware of how much we WANTED Belle and liked her as a character, showing them the disparity between Belle’s screen time and the screen time of the rest of the cast, etc. We have the tumblr posts to prove it, about writing to ABC, doing a twitter event for Belle, trying to see how we could possibly get the writers to give us more of Belle as a character. We have the e-mails and letters sent to ABC studios, begging for more Belle.
We tried to make this an OUAT issue. We tried to get help from other people, other ships. NO ONE listened. I saw NONE of the people reblogging that post that annoyed me fighting for Belle’s screen time or for a story of her own. We were ALONE. You left us all ALONE.
C) I feel like that post perfectly embodies this new trend of “protect Belle French” I see. Just to be clear: I don’t think EVERYONE is doing this, just that most people who now flood the Belle French tag (and whom I’d never seen before) do. What is this trend about? It’s about caring for Belle French… now that she can be used as a way to shit on Rumple. Ironically this is the worst insult to the character ever, the idea that people would suddenly start caring for her just to shit on a character they hate. These people are just now wanting to protect poor Belle from evil Rumple. They were FINE when THEIR fave was being an abusive asshole to Belle (Regina, Hook, Zelena, Snow, Emma, take your pick). Most people take it a step further and gush about Belle now getting close to their fave (which is how she entered their radar as sudden “person of interest) as something cute and positive.
No, I don’t think it’s cool to think about Emma and Hook being Belle’s baby’s godparents. Don’t we have to characters that HAVEN’T tried to kill her that could fill those roles? Archie and Granny? Leroy and Ariel?
No, I don’t think Belle and Zelena are being best buddies. Zelena raped and later led to the death of a man Belle risked everything to save and outright killed Belle’s stepson. Zelena tortured Belle’s True Love and toyed with the idea of having him kill her.
No, Regina did not ask Belle forgiveness for all the horrible shit she’s pulled on her. Did I miss the part where she said she was sorry about the taking of his heart? Did I blink and miss that?
D) Yes, now that OUAT has written both Rumple and Belle so badly there are people who are taking sides. And some people who identify with Rumple are taking his side. But that doesn’t erase how much they loved and fought for Belle before A&E made her act reckless, stupid and sometimes insensitive and cruel (that is NOT Belle French, I refuse to see it as part of her actual characterisation). Then again this show has committed character assassination en masse so everyone should feel like they can relate (I imagine Snow fans were enraged when the show had their heroic princess selling off a pregnant woman for her own safety, for example).
Bottom line is… We dearies fought for Belle French. We fought for years. We fought for her when you were nowhere to be found. When you had better things to care about than the diminishing screen time and lack of own storyline of a minor character. So now you don’t get to tell us otherwise. You don’t get to say that we are doing to Belle what the show did to her and we fought against.
So over the ships pretty sure Rucas is happening now on to the "game changing" news that's going to happen in sweet sixteen! So I'm going to try my hand at predictions! Mind you I'm bad at this stuff so bear with me lol
So first what we know
~Everything relies on a decision (so the game changer may not happen)
~Topanga has some say in the decision
~Depending on the decision Cory could potentially not be their teacher anymore
~It has nothing to do with money
~it has nothing to do with school
~there is no threat of them moving back to philly
~ Cory was not offered a better job
~ an opportunity did not present itself to Riley
~Farkle dos not get an early acceptance to college
~the game changer makes Riley Auggie and Maya sad and cry but it in itself isn't necessarily sad...it's actually good
~if it happened it will affect EVERYONE including even Shawn
~ Farkle does not know and his reaction should be particularly interesting
~ someone if not everyone is finally going to "explode"
~no one came out as gay bi etc
~ may seem to the "bird watchers" (wtf is that) that it is good for rucas but in fact it isn't
~ no one dies and we already said the game changer was actually good news so this is like common sense
~no one is pregnant (although that honestly would be like the BIGGEST game changer of all time in my book especially if Riley was pregnant but that's like OVER pushing the envelope lol)
~this game changer could potentially affect Rilaya and it seems not in a good way
~Maya is not moving in with her dad
~If they film the show where the game changer does happen,again, everyone will be affected and they could potentially end the show on this ( if need be i.e. Get canceled)
~if no cancellation again everything will change
~there is the potential to lose someone
~in this episode no one is moving
okay so with all of this information to me the most obvious predication is that Cory, Topanga, Riley, and Auggie are potentially moving. Really the only thing that will affect everyone and the very premise of the show itself with these perimeters is them moving. Because really nothing would affect Shawn other than Maya and Katy and let's be honest most of all Cory lol. We know Maya isn't moving to her fathers but still if Maya was the one moving why would Auggie be crying and Topanga have a choice in the matter?
-So we know Cory didn't get a new job offer and Riley didn't get a new opportunity. I thought about maybe one of their parents got really sickly and they had to move back to be with them but nahh because of the hint the news is good and they are not moving back to philly. So this kind of only leaves either Auggie getting a new opportunity and them moving for him or Topanga once again getting a new opportunity (and I say once again because there's always something going on with Topanga esp if you watched BMW). Also as far as tying into Topangas say in the matter the girl meets world writers already said sometime in this season Riley and Topanga were going to have a huge fight and this might be the catalyst. Also there was a hint at possibly someone realizing they like another person while being in a relationship because reality has a way of making things clear with the potential of losing someone. Let's all be honest and say we now this has to do with Riley and Farkle. and also it was stated the show if canceled could easily end this way (also hinted that it's common. What's a more common way to end a series than the main character moving away). Now there was mention that no one was moving (In this episode). It was real suspicious how "in this episode" was added to meaning probably the decision hasn't been made yet about the move.
Well those are some of my thoughts where and why they are moving is a mystery but it might become clear soon.
I got all of these hints from a tumblr user who was at the live taping of the episode. I honestly forgot their username so if anyone knows it please link or something 😁 oh found its "girlmeetsherworld" I don't know how to tag people lol but there is probably more hints on that blog
Feel free to let me know yalls ideas
it's recommended to watch these BMW episodes "A long walk to Pittsburg 1&2" , "Graduation", Angela's Ashes, "Brave New World 1&2" now I JUST finished binge watching all of BMW so I don't even need to go rewatch but if you haven't watched these episodes then wow it's almost completely obvious lol
"A long Walk To Pittsburg 1&2":
episode where Topanga MOVES AWAY to Pittsburg because one of her parents got transferred!!!!
episode where they graduated high school and everyone was MOVING AWAY to college and on to the next chapter of their lives. Topanga had to make the decision to go to Yale or stay with Cory (she stays with Cory lol)
Angela MOVES AWAY with her father to Europe
"Brave New World 1&2":
last episodes of BMW everyone is preparing to MOVE AWAY and again on to the next chapter of their lives. Again, Topanga gets a job offer from a law firm in New York (hello gmw lol) and Cory and Shawn MOVE with her there
I mean idk how much more blatant could this get and multiple people have said watch these episodes. And can we please talk about how basically ALL of these episodes have some shit to do with Topanga? Perhaps a hint? Even though Angela was the one leaving in Angela's ashes Topanga was the one zooming around and interviewing for the New York job so The episode was about Angela but HIGH KEY Topanga.
Lol I'm going to stick with this moving away thing but knowing my luck it's not going to be this because it would have been "too obvious" haha
So after an interesting message today I'm now like 87% sure that this is happening 🙊
So I watched True Maya and Jexica again because those are the recommended GMW episodes to watch and let's just say in this theory I'm missing exactly who is moving (I think Riley and fam but I'm not exactly sure), why they are moving, and where they are moving
Let's just say that after watching those episodes I see that at least one of those answers is defiantly hinted at 👀👀
something pertaining to one of those three questions will be mentioned 3 times over both episodes. All of the mentions are different but they all have one thing in common. Another hint, after you watch the episodes and think about it, look back over the recaps of my BMW episodes. It's literally written right there.
Okay actually...after some things I realized that basically everything you need is in this theory lol just put it all together. like I said isn't there a common theme in the BMW episodes? And watch the two GMW episodes and think about what I said. All of this should answer who, why, and where (: