based on people i’ve taken ballroom classes with/danced with
julian’s the dude who isn’t necessarily a great lead, but people flock to him bc he’s tall. he is, however, a great follow
nadia’s the person who has a dance background and is taking the class for fun; she comes to the first class with the right shoes when everyone else is in converse and flip flops. the person the teacher uses as an example but you can’t dislike her because she’s so fucking gorgeous
asra’s great as a lead or a follow; as a lead, he’s firm but not too firm, not too tall and not too short. dancing with him is easy and he never ever makes his partner feel bad for getting a step wrong
lucio’s the dude who insists on leading and when he messes up, makes a spectacle of it and blames it on the follow
portia’s the gal who loves everything about dance even if she doesn’t get all the footwork right; if she messes up, she’ll laugh and go along with it and maybe even make it into a new dance move
muriel signed up for the class because he needed the credit but the teacher lets him sit to the side and push play for the music to start; occasionally he hums along
hey @ goyim could y'all reblog this if you're actually willing to listen to Jewish people and protect us?
we really need allies right now, and I know seeing this on people’s blogs could be comforting to other Jewish people. But please don’t do this as performative allyship- actually try and help us irl, or at least learn about antisemitism enough to spot it and call it out.
okay full offense and i know this wont make complete sense but im honestly disgusted that episode 7 has the lowest rating of season 2 and the scathing article GQ wrote about Kali and her “murder teen crew” as they called it.
they literally said that the episode offered nothing towards eleven’s development like??????? its a standalone episode where for once Eleven isn’t focusing all of her energy on Mike or following Hopper’s rules like she gets guilty and ultimately comes home we KNOW that but there has been such little information about who Eleven TRULY is and what exactly happened to her and what everything represents like ??? hell fuckin yeah episode 7 was necessary for her character development.
like im so sorry that the little girl isnt thinking about her puppy love but is instead actually learning to “grow up” as Hopper said and take matters into her own hands and figure out just who she is (because a hero’s journey cant exactly be complete or consistent if they don’t eventually find their sense of self!!!)
ALSO Kali’s character is fucking necessary for eleven because she stands as her foil, a parallel character who reflects the anger and raw energy that eleven is afraid to tap into (ringing any bells about a certain scene in ep 7????) and the murder “teen” crew wasn’t even a teen crew to begin with like these were grown ass adults who were misfits, people used and chewed up and spit out by society that ultimately chose to fight back. Everything about Kali’s character and her group symbolizes an untamed resistance that most CERTAINLY existed in the 80′s, and isn’t anything that shouldn’t be touched on in the show.
Eleven is never going to be the cute little girl carrying around a box of eggos with her torn pink dress forever. she has to shed that image and grow into the adult and hero she was destined to become, and if it means the “””””””””rebellious””””””””” teen phase with smudged eyeliner and slicked back hair and a band of misfits beside her then all right i’ll take it, but don’t suggest that episode 7 wasn’t important to her development
there is SO MUCH MORE to eleven that we need to discover and the fact that they treated episode 7 like it was trash is so fucking insulting (and don’t think for a second that i’m not gonna pull the race card too! if kali had been a feisty doe-eyed white brunette with the SAME exact hair and outfit yall would be MUCH MORE VOCAL about episode 7)
! The ! Duffers ! Did ! Not ! Force ! The ! Lumax ! Kiss ! Onto ! Sadie !and ! Caleb ! Sadie ! Even ! Said ! In ! An ! Interview ! Recently ! They ! Would ! Not ! Make ! Them ! Do ! Things ! They ! Are ! Uncomfortable ! With ! She ! Was ! Just ! Nervous ! About ! Her ! First ! Kiss ! Like ! Any ! Other ! Young ! Teen ! Would ! Be ! This ! Is ! A ! PSA !