I watched matpat’s theory on gaster, kinda disappointed he didn’t point out how Gaster wrote the first 8 entries of the true lab. Like the theory is good and I love him, but there is proof that can’t be dismissed.
Like… is so weird to me that no one has made a conclusion like that public at all, I’m not the only one that has realized this so far right?.
And funny enough the undeniable proof to this lies on mettaton’s diaries. Now that I’m talking about this again, I’m gonna give a brief explanation. Basically it mentions in MTT’s dairies where he was still a ghost and where he met alphys and shortly after decided to accept Alphys’ idea of a robot body for him.
Now listen carefully, His Diary entry #1
Shyren’s sister just fell down, and you know what was happening at this very same moment?
Around the time Shyren’s sister died, Asgore asked the royal scientist to pick up the monsters that have “fallen down”
And we can clearly see the aftermath of what happened to shyren’s sister as a result of the DT experiments.
ALPHYS WASN’T A ROYAL SCIENTIST WHEN THIS HAPPENED
IT IS ONLY ON MTT’S ENTRIES NUMBER 4 AND 6 WHERE MTT MEETS ALPHYS AND OFFERS HIM A “BODY”
And only after building Mettaton she became the Royal Scientist
And guess who was the Royal Scientist before Alphys? The royal scientist that STARTED the DT experiments?
IT IS RIGHT THERE
THE ENTRIES FROM 1 TO 8 ARE WRITTEN SPECIFICALLY DIFFERENT FROM THE REST
ALPHYS DIDN’T WRITE THEM
IT WAS GASTER
By this we can confirm that Gaster chose Flowey as a vessel, he made the soul containers, he made the DT extraction machine, ans for the way he exlresses himself we can tell he had a lpt of admiration for Asgore and deeply worried about him
listen, we have to talk about this. two years ago, supernatural went so far out of their way for a no homo moment that they wasted 15 minutes of a FINALE in order to introduce a completely new and boring character simply to kill him off just so that dean wasn’t SOLELY upset about cas.
last night, supernatural killed cas and then immediately “killed” mary and then the literal antichrist was born and yet dean was on his knees, incapacitated, totally lost, kneeling next to cas. the shot was framed to focus SOLELY on dean’s pain for his loss of cas. a lot happened all at once, but the thing that brought him to his knees was the death of his friend.
setting aside all feelings about the potential that cas is permanently dead, i, for one, felt like that was an apology for the season 10 finale.
Some Anti: Lol Feyre’s such an idiot, I can’t believe she couldn’t solve that riddle
Me, an intellectual: *sharp inhale* Okay, just one thing:
So setting aside the fact that numerous readers didn’t solve it either, let’s focus on the actual riddle itself. With the answer being love, Feyre should totally know that, right? I mean, that kind of cheesy answer, it’s a staple answer.
Except of course she wouldn’t.
Feyre can’t even read, so she certainly didn’t grow up pouring over books that debate logic and explore wordplay and definitely never encountered riddles in that format. Her father was pretty much checked out 24/7 so no way he ever taught her how to approach a word problem like that. And as for Nesta and Elain? They were busy trying everything not to feel, not to be in the situation they were in, let alone teach Feyre, for it would be an act of acknowledging just what they have lost to have to instruct her in the place of a governess.
Riddles require a certain knack - the more you know and learn about, the better an understanding you have of the kind of abstract thinking that is required to solve them. It’s safe to assume that this is one of, or even THE first riddle Feyre has ever been met with. So no, she doesn’t know how to apply the correct way of thinking to it.
More than that, if she grew up without that kind of education and word testing, she probably isn’t well adapted to any kind of language analysis. That’s not to say she’s stupid, for there are many different kinds of intelligence. All this shows is that she never had the opportunity to learn in this area, and her brain may have developed in a different way as a result of minimal stimulation to those areas. This is especially common for those who suffer from neglect as a young age - the later in life you engage with certain types of learning (especially speech) the harder it is to ever learn them.
To call her stupid for not being ‘smart’ in this one particular way is the epitome of the problem with our current education system. It focuses only on testing people’s intelligence and ‘usefulness’ in one very narrow way, which systematically discriminates against the underprivileged (especially, in our case, people of colour).
Looking at the riddle itself, it is key to think about what the answer was: Love.
So it always seemed obvious to me why Feyre, even if she could utilize more abstract thinking, never would guess that answer.
It would be like asking a man who has never had water solve a riddle where the answer is ‘to be without thirst’. Never before has Feyre really felt love, her best grasp of it a long-faded memory of a time with her mother, and her present of a man who is abusive, and whom she is still struggling to accept her feelings for.
Feyre taught herself how to hunt, how to skin animals, how to track beasts, how to manage finances, how to judge a person’s character, how to paint, how to fix whatever breaks around the house, how to stay warm through the winter. Did anyone ever explain these things to her? No. She learned on her own, because she had to, and despite being a literal fucking child WHO WAS STARVING AND NEGLECTED, it is her who has kept all four of them alive.
So don’t you dare calling Feyre Motherfucking Archeron an idiot.
“L is a necessary function in the world” is such a hilarious thought.
The society in Death Note is literally based off the real world - in which L obviously does not exist. He is literally just a man stacked on top of the existent criminal justice system and he doesn’t even use his influence systemically. L does not reform the legal system in any way.
L does not influence society in any way.
The only thing he does is solve cases that he finds fun. That’s it. In the process, he breaks countless laws by using illegal methods (like kidnapping and torture) as well as works together with pro criminals.
For all the good L may have coincidentally done individuals affected by his cases, society at large has no real benefit from L. Because L isn’t a politician, he’s not a law reformer, he does not do a single thing but take advantage of the existing system to get his thrills.
The justice system exists with or without L. Crime exists with or without L.
Death Note universe doesn’t need L any more or less than our world does.