And though your eyes
Are not blue like the sea
And are instead the colour of the forest
That is fine by me
As I have never longed for
The smell and the taste of salt water
But I seek stable ground in
The form of forgotten trees.
another thing i wrote for my not girlfriend // Adrian Diane Epps
I WANT TO TALK ABOUT RAVUS AND THE RING OF LUCII; ( spoilers for FFXV and Kingsglaive )
In Kingsglaive, Ravus comments that he isn’t there for the crystal at all - rather, he wants the Ring of Lucii since ( as a part of the oracle bloodline ) he feels he is worthy of the power. Of course, he is rejected and his arm gets burned off. Essentially, this entire scene shows his pride and reason for living get destroyed as well as a physical piece of himself. Needless to say, that’s traumatic.
Fast forward to FFXV when he speaks with Luna in Altissia. She pulls out the ring and immediately Ravus looks away before eventually turning his back to her and refusing to touch the ring. Now, I do think this is partly because he feels it is Luna’s duty to do that even though he does not like it. By now he has accepted that he is not worthy of the ring, but he’s not positive Noctis is either. Either way, I also believe he refuses because he doesn’t want to see the ring much less touch it ( as stated above, this thing destroyed his main goal in life as well as took a physical piece of him. he wants nothing to do with it ).
Not to mention his distrust of Noctis. Remember “Here stands the chosen king, feeble and foolish”? Noctis’s battle with Leviathan doesn’t make him trust him anymore ( it actually makes him dislike him even more because he blames Noctis ( and himself ) for Luna’s death ).
It isn’t until right before his death that Ravus truly accepts Noctis as his king. Why?
I think the fact that a point is made to show the Ring of Lucii on Noctis’s hand because it explains Ravus’s sudden loyalty. He doesn’t hand over the sword until after he’s seen the ring. The ring, which destroyed his pride, his sense of purpose, and his arm, is now on somebody’s hand. They are worthy of the ring. Of course this makes him jealous and angry ( because what do you mean this punk ass brat gets the power and I don’t? ) but he’s also relieved. Luna isn’t wrong. She didn’t die for nothing, and she was right about Noctis. And that relief is what’s in his voice when he hands over the sword. He’s relieved that Noctis is worthy of the ring and can make it worth Luna’s ( and his ) sacrifice.
Went file diving to see what I could dredge up from the piles of pixel dust and came across this little thing. Terribly incomplete, but maybe one day I’ll actually finish it. Happens to a lot of things, this.
The Normandy has a powerful laser gun on it that destroyed the Collector ship in Mass Effect 2. It annoys me to no end that not once in Mass Effect 3 is that powerful laser gun used on a single reaper. I imagine that it would take one to three blasts of it to destroy a reaper. I’m just mad that it’s never used and seems to be another forgotten thing by the writers and designers.
Been watching some Madagascar stuff, mostly in the Pom fandom.:> Sigh, memories huh? It’s been awhile since I’ve been in the fandom, and I miss it. I miss these cute flightless birds the most. If you guys didn’t know, Skipper’s my favourite and also crush. Gotta be honest though, the movie wasn’t all that great…I like it, sure, with all the cute antics and action, but the plot of it was weak, and the ending, ugh…too cheesy and cringy. No wonder the fandom is dying. Probably already is. But I still want to continue it. These penguins are too great to just be forgotten! And another great thing is that another Madagascar movie is in development! Can’t wait to see those guys in new animation again!^^
-judging by the pirouette he does in tsot, it is very likely that he has studied ballet at some point in time, most people who do do so in childhood and most children in ballet classes are girls (balance of probability)
-magnussen, a man who loves to blackmail, intimidate, harass, and expose the secrets of vulnerable people for personal gain, in a deleted scene from HLV held sherlocks hand in his and described them, ending by questioning if they were a woman’s hands, at which point sherlock mustered all his energy just to disgustedly pull his hand away
-”sherlock is actually a girls name”, yes it was a joke sherlock said while high but its an interesting possible truth nonetheless
-in HLV mycroft says (and im quoting from memory only here, also the added emphasis is by me) to sherlock of his drug habit “How like Uncle Rudy, though in many ways cross-dressing would have been the wiser choice”
-in teh sherlock has been away for 2 years and in that time his hair grew very long but his facial hair barely seemed to grow at all ??? though we know it can due to The Lying Detective setlock pics (suggesting a lack of T while undercover and away from home)
-his lack of sexual experience could be contributed to by body and more specifically genital dysphoria, in addition to being trans making it even scarier to get close to people
-despite mycroft being frankly quite belittling and mean to him, he looks up to him at almost every turn and clearly models a lot of himself on mycroft, which to me seems like someone looking for male role models to replicate, which just personally to me is a LOT of what gender presentation involves
-sherlock saying in TSOT “beauty is a construct”; gender is also a social construct, something which many trans people know very well and something being a “construct” being….quite the thing to just blurt out
-#drugs mention for this bullet point: Sherlock seems to take intra-venous drugs, and testosterone taken by trans men is typically injected with needles! it seems to me like that would have been a perfect cover for his drug habit, in addition to the possibility that getting gender-affirming surgery would have given him more reasons to be on and methods to obtain other drugs
I teared up when Rick said he loved his grandkids.
I think the reason why I like this show so much is because the characters fit into these little archetypes but then they break them.
Morty is supposed to be ‘dumb’ but he says some super deep stuff that proves how intelligent he is. Summer is the preppy chick who wants to be popular and she does have moments of being shallow but she also has these great moments where she stands up for people that no one else stands up for–like Satan, and that entire montage of her and Rick beating up bullies.
Then there is Rick. He’s a drunk, he’s offensive, he makes snide remarks and is utterly narcissistic but he tears up at the thought of possibly losing Morty, goes out of his way to get Summer’s attention, compliments his daughter. He cares deeply about his family; so much so that–when he and Morty ruined the dimension they were from–he found another one where they could be with their family like nothing happened. They could have just hopped from one dimension to another and forgotten the whole thing and in some ways they did, but they always come back to eat breakfast and interact with alternate versions of their family.
And when Rick finally admitted that he loved his grandkids, I legit teared up.
**Warning: rewatch live-blogging, written with knowledge of the full series and wait do I even need this anymore since this is the last one? Scratch that then! Though keep “live-blogging,” that is still the SITUATION.
HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY IT IS TIME FOR:
Season 3, Episode 13: “The Wrath of the Lamb”
I have lit all my candles and have poured a recklessly large glass of Chartreuse.
I’M SO STOKED.
Aw hell I forgot that I had to deal with this uncomf Dragon nonsense first up.
REAL SKIN-CRAWLING that Dolarhyde checks in with Reba to make sure she knows where she is in the room and in his house, because he has corrupted something that would in other circumstances be considerate, but right now he’s just toying with her.
Actually, I feel like the fact that there are two (2) murder-suicides in this episode goes surprisingly unmentioned.
I am sorry, but if we’re being honest, the shot where the camera pulls back through the hole that is that guy’s head is one of the most Pushing Daisies things this fellow Fuller show ever did.
This is the image that blazes into the credits. INCRED.