attempts to make this in order without looking at the eps list

MHA episode 2 dub commentary

  • once again, little Izuku is the cutest thing ever and i love him
  • aaaaaaaaaaaaand here comes the record scratch
  • Izuku’s speech here is so nice and then he sounds like a terrified pterodactyl as the smoke clears and All Might deflates
  • also as a texan i feel honored that All Might’s first attack is “Texas Smash”
  • Bakugou this is why you don’t angrily kick random bottles filled with questionable green liquid with floating eyeballs in the middle of dark spooky alleyways
  • because the questionable liquid may in fact be a very dangerous villain who is going to use your body as a puppet in order to cause havoc and chaos and you may end up dying a very painful and shitty death
  • Bakugou don’t litter
  • Bakugou’s friends suggest sneaking into a bar to pick up ladies but i think Bakugou is more concerned about the “being seen in a bar” part and doesn’t really give a shit about the “picking up ladies” part
  • “You deflated!!”
  • i always enjoyed Toshi’s sorta introverted body language here after he transforms into his true form for the first time. he kinda looks cornered (which…. i guess he is)
  • “I assure you that I am All Mi–rrghhhghh….” *fountain of blood pools out of his mouth*
  • i enjoy the lack of bombasic haminess in Toshi’s voice here
  • his voice is kinda just… deadpan. it’s perfect
  • Izuku i don’t think you’re making All Might feel better about himself here by listing all the great things All Might is and how they clearly don’t apply to Toshi
  • part of me wonders if it was hard for Chris Sabat to match mouth flaps for Toshi since his mouth has such a weird shape to it compared to a lot of other characters. tho i’m betting it wasn’t that difficult
  • Toshi you crushed Izuku’s hopes and dreams
  • like damn that was some dame blunt, dramatic voice acting right there. “So no, I honestly don’t think you could become a hero without a quirk.”
  • i mean at least he offers another option, like being a police officer, but damn Toshi
  • ok question. what if that villain (had he not been flung away and stayed in Toshi’s pocket) woke up in the middle of Toshi’s explanation to Izuku about how he’s actually not all powerful and how he was injured 5 years ago and all that jazz. now thaaaaaaaaat would’ve been bad
  • Toshi please think these things through more that villain would’ve been incapacitated not deaf, and would’ve heard everything you told Izuku about your body and true form and all that
  • thankfully he wasn’t there but jfc that would’ve been a situation
  • god i love how dorky Toshi is as he freaks out and tries to find the sludge dude
  • Toshi runs like that one gif of Spider-Man where it looks like he’s not actually moving at all
  • “HOW DARE YOU PRAY ON A CHILD!!!” one of the heroes screams and yes good please acknowledge that Bakugou is, in fact, a child
  • (my child)
  • really enjoying Bakugou’s voice acting during the sludge scene. it’s properly angry and desperate
  • also i never realized that Bakugou’s attempts to escape were what blew the heroes back in that one scene, huh
  • ok is that one guy next to Death Arms a fucking baseball themed hero, because
  • no no Toshi you’re not pathetic you’re not pathetic at all
  • i really like the background music for the scene where Izuku and All Might are berating themselves
  • god this series has good bg music, i really love the music that plays when Izuku rushes in to save Bakugou
  • “Kacchan… I just couldn’t stand there and watch you die.” ok i really, really like this translation of that line
  • fuck i love this background music this whole fucking scene just has fantastic music from beginning to end
  • idk the scene where Mt. Lady is protecting the bystanders from the pressure from All Might’s punch is really sweet to me
  • still kinda getting used to her voice tho
  • the little high-pitched piccolo or whatever sound in All Might’s theme is so dorky and endearing, just like him
  • i wonder how long Bakugou simmered over the situation before he ran over to where Izuku was to throw a tantrum at him, since it’s already sundown here, when earlier it was still pretty bright out
  • laughs at Bakugou silently sulking away after raging in denial for like two minutes at poor Izuku
  • i love my son so much
  • “Guess I should get back to giving up on my dreams….” ouch
  • “BECAUSE I, AM ALL MIGH–ghhhccuurrrhhchh…” *spits blood*
  • god this music. the angel chorus starts and god what good music this series just has fucking A+++ music i’m getting emotional here
  • i fucking love how Toshi’s eyes are just this blue glow against this faded gold background
  • that’s some great sobbing voice acting from Izuku
  • i kinda wish the “You can become a hero.” line had a bit more punch to it, but that’s more the director’s fault, not the actor’s
  • “Midoriya’s gonna be SUPER BUFF by the time i’m through with him!!” idk why but the way this line is said makes me laugh
  • all in all i really like the difference between All Might’s voice and his true form’s voice. you can tell that he’s definitely putting up an act and it’s just a nice detail to see

and that’s episode 2 down, time for episode 3

Death’s on TWD

Okay so I like order and I like patterns and I’ve never really looked at all TWD deaths with the intention of looking for order or patterns until now. I’ve seen a lot of different things recently about deaths on TWD and I wanted to examine them as well even though I am sure it’s been covered a million times already. I went back through all the deaths from Season 1 onward to see if there was indeed a discernible pattern. This is what I found:

·         Season one can’t be used to examine deaths and the use of the theme song because there was not yet a theme song for the end credits. Instead they played different music at the end of every episode.

·         Team family main character death’s that resulted in silence at the end of the episode instead of theme music in order- Dale, Lori (T-dog perished in the same ep), Herschel (the Governor perished in the same ep), Tyrese, and whoever died at Negan’s hand

·         Team family main character death’s that resulted in sad music instead of the theme song at the end of the episode- Shane and Andrea

·         Only main character to die and to have the theme song played was Merle. There was also no funeral for Merle

·         All also staring and guest staring characters to die- Otis, Sophia, Patricia, Jimmy, Oscar, Axel, Zach, Patrick, Karen, David, Dr.S, Lizzie, Mika, Bob, Noah, Reg, Pete, Eastman, Deanna, Jessie, Ron, Sam, Denise the theme music plays at the end of the episode

·         During S6 Ep 3- Glenn’s fake death and Nicholas’s death the theme music plays because Glenn is not really dead and Nicholas is but he isn’t a main character

·         There are almost always funerals/graves- Amy, Otis, Sophia, Annette, Dale, Lori, T-Dog, Andrea, Karen, David, Patrick, Lily’s father, Lizzie, Mika, Bob, Tyrese, Noah, Eastman, Reg, Pete, the Anderson family, Deanna, Denise all were shown to have a grave or grave and funeral

·         Those without a funeral- Jackie (died at the CDC), Shane (is put down and Rick and Carl have to run as the farm is overrun), Patricia and Jimmy (die at the farm while it is overrun), Oscar and Axel, Merle( although Daryl does get closure through the scene when he finds Merle as a walker), Zach (although Beth gets closure when Daryl tells her about Zach’s death), Herschel (although Michonne finds him as a zombie and puts him down and Beth and Daryl pay tribute to the beloved father headstone in the cemetery at the funeral home)

Some things to deduce from this list:

·         Death is often foreshadowed on TWD- When Tyrese is burying Bob Rick asks him how the trip to Terminus was for him and he replies that it killed him, before Sam dies he is drawing a picture of himself tied to a tree as C@rol predicted surrounded by walkers

·         When main cast characters are team family but, not close members Shane(wanted to kill Rick) and Andrea (was with the Woodbury folks) they don’t get silence they get sad music

·         Merle was main cast but, not team family and when he died the theme music played

·         There is almost always closure-Otis is given a funeral, Sophia is buried, Dale is buried and Rick gives a moving speech about honoring him, Lori says goodbye to Carl in a heartbreaking way and is honored with a grave, Daryl finds Merle as a walker and is able to put him down unlike the last time he does not have to wonder if Merle is alive or not, Andrea has a moving goodbye with team family but especially with Michonne whom she was closest to and she is brought back to the prison and buried, Beth gets closure with Zach through Daryl, Tyrese buries Karen and later has closure when he is able to forgive C@rol for what happened, Herschel’s closure comes through the illness storyline and through Michonne putting him down and Beth and Daryl honoring a pseudo grave for him, Lizzie and Mika are buried and C@rol knows she did the right thing, Bob gets to say goodbye to Rick, Tyrese, and especially Sasha and is buried, Tyrese’s whole final episode is about closure and his character being able to let go and he is buried, Noah is buried and Glenn talks about honoring him by staying at Alexandria and making it work, Spencer is able to put down his mother Deanna and bury her, Eastman says goodbye to Morgan and is buried

·         Whoever the Lucille victim is there was silence at the end of 6X16 which indicates it must be a main cast member credited in the opening sequence

Beth is the only main character team family member to have the theme song play at the end of her death episode and who did not receive a funeral or grave side tribute. Dale, Lori, Herschel, and Tyrese all received funerals of one sort or another that involve a grave marker. There is also closure to these stories. Dale was suffering and it was a mercy to put him down, Lori gave life to Judith and said goodbye to Carl, Herschel had just finished the prison illness arc where he had talked about knowing when personal sacrifice was worth it, and Tyrese came to peace with his inner demons and was willing to let go. There is always closure to these stories or at least a resolution that makes sense. Secondary characters such as Axel, Noah, and Karen, are not always given this honor. Sometimes their deaths are used to drive the plot forward but, sometimes like main character deaths are also meaningful. So then we have Beth who stated over and over and over that she was going to make it, whose last words to Daryl were that she wasn’t going to leave him, who never even spoke a word Daryl during the attempted rescue at Grady, and we are left with no resolution to the story, a theme song, and no funeral. It would appear that the story as it played out does not fit in with the typical pattern of TWD and how it deals with main character cast member deaths.

I did watch it (twice, first the raw and then the sub once it showed up). I don’t have too many thoughts since honestly it feels like not a lot happened. But just my general impressions, under the cut for spoilers:

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