and this show is so good

anonymous asked:

thoughts on billy russo?


now, premise: I haven’t read the comics and idk anything about this guy in his comic form, but in show form…

  • premise two: this show was absolutely genius in the way it touched the ‘poor kids sent to war in the US and then come back fucked up’ topic - which is a topic that I don’t see touched upon as much as I’d like to see as someone who is not a fan of the american army but finds their recruitment system fairly abhorrent and does have a lot of sympathy for people who end up in that machine for the benefits and then get out fairly fucked up. but never mind that;
  • now, I do love how they actually studied the background for all of them which led to fairly logical consequences - ie, lewis is the one who comes from a loving background and gets thoroughly and completely fucked up because he goes from there into war hell, frank had the loving but distant family and was a supposed troublemaker but he grew up with some stability and more or less manages to compartmentalize his experience but then ends up turning it into violence and so on and billy was incredibly apt
  • because I mean, okay, he’s an asshole, but we’re talking about someone who came from a disadvantaged background (foster homes) who went into the army also most likely to be successful and get out of it and got it through doing horrible things and betraying a guy who considered him family (along with his own family, and he didn’t prevent their murder) for that accomplishment, which is an entirely plausible background but on top of that, is shown to actually…. having been a pawn all along to because what did happen in the second to last episode? right, rawlins (who comes from a rich af family and most probably got into the army without actually dirtying his hands) tells him that whatever he thinks, he was a pawn all along regardless of how much success he had or how much he left his old life behind
  • (on that side, his scene with his mother was perfect ugh)
  • so like, sure he’s a villain and sure he’s an ass who gave up on actual human relationships (frank’s family, his war buddies) for success and money and so on, never mind that running a contractor agency is another shitty af thing because contractors are the fucking worst, but he’s a product of a horribly flawed fucked up system the same way frank, lewis, curtis & all are, because regardless of what people like to think they saw in this show (right wing? pro-guns? pro-US army? whut??) this show’s basic point is showing you that no one who goes to war following orders and does horrible things under orders to do it ever gets out of it unscathed - everyone in that group is fucked up as hell and billy’s just one iteration of how the american army fucks up
  • now he’s a pretty fucked up terrible person and there’s absolutely no excuse for his actions, from not doing anything to save frank’s family to killing poor sam to running a freaking contractor network (BLERGH CONTRACTORS) to lying to frank and selling him out - like that’s horrible and at the end I couldn’t blame frank nor anyone going after him and wanting to end him, but I don’t think it’s fair to reduce him to OMG BETRAYING LYING ASSHOLE because he is, but he’s also a direct product of a very fucked up system the way everyone else in that show is, and he’s actually the product of two fucked up systems ie military and foster care, and it’s obvious that he had potential to actually be a decent person if not more, and then it got lost also because he didn’t follow up on it, but tbh I think he’s a horribly sad/tragic character because he could have been way better than he eventually was, he turned into a terrible person (and he probably understood how he actually had fucked up during 1x12 but) and that was also on a system who used him and fucked him over and only ever saw him as a pawn same as frank, same as everyone else who actually had been in combat in that group of people
  • (side: rawlins being old money who most probably got into the commander’s room without getting his hands dirty and sacrificing other people was a v. good move because it’s after all fairly realistic - and I appreciated also the dig at people who pretend they fought in vietnam haha - and it stresses how he was the one responsible for fucking these people up, though if it hadn’t been him it’d have been someone else)
  • tldr: excellent character, excellent villain, extreme sad/tragic figure, excellent conception and execution, thanks ben barnes for playing a role I actually did like you in

goddamn, Sam Esmail, why you gotta do me like that?

I have so many questions:  What’s in the email that Trenton sent to someone she trusts?  Why does China want the Evil Corp power plant moved to the now annexed DR Congo?  Why is Whiterose pinning everything on Iran?  Will Dom prove everything that she knows is true?  Will Wellick see his son again?  How will Angela deal with the PTSD?  Will Trenton and Mobley have their names cleared?  Will Elliot ever have a nice day?

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My big ol’ project for my CVA (Computer Visual Art) class!

We had to create creatures, and I made a mix of a african wild dog, a lion, and a little striped hyena! Its mostly an african wild dog tho lmao

I spent so long on it….. but at least im pretty happy with it!

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The moment I made use of the blocking feature my life became better and my dash/the comment section in any db post more peaceful.

anonymous asked:

FUCK FUCK FUCK TEAM KABIRI MY GOOOOOD. There. Out of my system. I never thought I'd like Kabiri so much after like, one appearance? Lol. I love the way Eran talks about and to him honestly. I got aspects of all of their personalities (Gywn, Kabiri, Eran) way better. As always, great job and lots of love!

lskjfsa I am loving how many people are really enjoying Kabiri after the last chapter update? Especially after how things have gone with Kabiri in the past (more like team ‘fuck that guy but I guess an AU with Gwyn might be interesting’).

It was great to write him the way most of his followers view him. Gwyn’s like, extremely biased and soured towards gods in general. Like, you know, Gwyn has issues, given Albion keeps refusing demi-god status and demoted him, his father wanted to be a demi-god, and also just Gwyn’s general disgust when beings don’t stay where they’re supposed to stay. (In which Gwyn is very Seelie-ish about the rules.)

But it was good to finally show like - how Eran would be around someone he cared about (which is naturally pretty damned protective), how Kabiri is around his followers (which is also pretty damned protective, lol), and how Gwyn is around gods (which is like ‘go fuck off and die already’). Gwyn’s constant sniping was a lot of fun to write. He’s very cavalier around Kabiri. I think he’s still salty that he can’t just punch Kabiri in the face for what happened to his shoulder.

Frank Castle? I don’t know him. I only know Pete, the hipster man with a sledgehammer.


Natasha’s mission: To spy on Fury and the KGB agent he’s captured and been interrogating.

Clint’s mission: To mime out the entirety of the viral “octopus&puppy r 2 cute 4 words” video he found during lunch.

I’ve wanted an excuse to draw Catherine Tate’s ridiculous faces for ages, and finally did it with Clint. I didn’t even BEGIN to do Tate justice, but it was a barrel of fun, so have a Doctor Who reference~

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[… I’m here.]

rip, the blue glass thingie loki caught mid-air c’:


i…have probably never related to a scene of television more than this one that forces you to listen to the inescapable onslaught of self-loathing that is bojack’s internal monologue.

this one is pretty gut-punching, too.

Thoughts and theories post S307

We got a clue to how the different dimensions work. These three dudes are obviously iterations of the same Rick who all encountered the same event in varying degrees of severity. It could just be that these three dimensions are right next to each other, but the numbering convention suggests that they’re true splits from one original dimension, caused by that event. 

If that’s true, it means that every time a major event occurs, timelines splinter into different offshoot possibilities. The Ricks that stay most “normal” keep their original dimension number and the others take on an iteration of that number based on the level of divergence. This also helps account for how the population of the citadel bounced back so quickly after the massacre in S301. As time goes on more splits in dimensions means a constant influx of more Ricks and Mortys.

Not every rick invents the portal gun. The portal gun is rick’s ultimate source of power and what allows the citadel to exist. From what we learned from the half-truths in S301′s portal gun origin backstory, Ricks ostensibly go from dimension to dimension giving portal technology to other Ricks rather than each Rick inventing it on his own. Plus we saw in the last episode that the Mortytown Rick tries and fails to make portal fluid, and cop Rick calls it out “bootleg,” plus the factory Rick demands a portal gun because he must not be able to make one of his own. 

For the Ricks that didn’t invent their own, portal fluid and guns are regulated and not allowed to all Ricks freely. It begs the question of how many Ricks actually invented the portal gun on their own. In theory, it would only take just one figuring it out and then sharing it with all the others.

More evidence for Evil Morty = Rick’s original Morty. This has been a fan theory since Evil Morty first showed up but after S307 the evidence is even stronger. Evil Morty dodges questions about his original dimension and Rick, instead diverting with “we moved around a lot.” That basically leaves the door wide open for the reveal of him being Rick’s og Morty.

Plus, if the moving around part wasn’t a lie, that means he and Rick skipped universes Cronenberg-style more than once (Rick did say he’d pulled that stunt before). Think how disillusioned just one dimension move made our Morty, it’s no wonder Evil Morty turned into what he is if he went through multiple ruined dimensions. Beyond that, our Morty has been shown to be getting more jaded and downright cruel this season, enough that people were thinking he was turning into Evil Morty. If our Morty has devolved into his current state with just being around our Rick for a few years, imagine how the Morty our Rick was around since when he was a baby would have turned out.

Cop Rick is alive for a reason. He killed Cop Morty and turned himself in expecting to be shot off into space, but in the end he’s released by Ricks under evil Morty’s control. Him being alive still is not insignificant, even if just for the narrative and character implications more than plot reasons. 

Cop Rick’s first instinct is to trust. He trusted the Morty in the room with the crib. He trusted Cop Morty to do the right thing. He wants to believe in true justice and the goodness in people, and acts on that belief no matter the outcome for him. 

The real gut punch is he’s not just an outlier. He shows that Ricks do have an infallible sense of justice when it’s not smothered out by narcissism and nihilism. We’ve seen that our Rick, despite being an asshole, will choose to do the right thing- even if it’s the hard thing- at crucial moments: He puts the collar on Morty instead of himself when they’re falling to their deaths in the void, he turns himself in to the Galactic Federation in order to save his family. 

Cop Rick is still alive because he’s the hero our Rick would be if he wasn’t such a jaded asshole. He’s the proof that despite everything, Rick is at his core trying to be good. Maybe that kind of Rick is valuable to Evil Morty, or maybe it was just valuable to us to see this side of Rick so explicitly.

Evil Morty wants control. Evil Morty is living the ideal Morty existence, in control of himself and the universe around him. It’s all he’d want after a life where Rick was always in control, where he could do nothing to stop the machinations of the universe from nearly crushing him every adventure. As we saw really plainly with Copy Morty, when a Morty gets enough knowledge, experience, and freedom, they can’t stand being treated like sidekicks anymore. No wonder the Ricks put them in a school designed not to teach them to be more competent on adventures but instead to keep them helpless and subservient. 

It’s easy enough to follow the same trend in our Morty. He’s been fighting for more control all season– He chooses not to try to rescue Rick from prison. He’s fine with going against Rick’s plan in the Mad Max world. He’s the one who makes them go on the adventure with the Vindicators (and Rick loses his shit when he doesn’t get to be the only one saving the day anymore). And perhaps most telling, Morty’s ideal toxin-free self abandons Rick entirely and creates a situation where his whole job is to manipulate and control other people. 

Evil Morty is what happens when Morty’s struggle for power goes to it’s furthest degree. He wanted so bad to not be the sidekick anymore that he’d do anything, even if it meant becoming the villain. 

Bojack Horseman

what I expected: look at this funny cartoon where some people are animals! look, this guy is a dog and sometimes he does dog stuff isn’t that great?

what I got: depression is complex and difficult to understand and it affects everyone for different reasons and in different ways. the way we choose to deal with the thoughts and feelings it causes affects not only us but everyone we meet in our daily lives; our unhealthy coping mechanisms hurt us but they also hurt our friends and family in ways that aren’t always obvious


the happiest boy when surrounded by dogs ♡


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Tahani Al-Jamil 🌺 

And besides, all the big ticket items are impossible, I’m afraid. It’s not as if you could, you know, “sacrifice your life for others” or “change the consciousness of a nation”… both of which I did, by the way… such fun!