Few expected this little school from Massachusetts to return for yet another Frozen Four appearance. But Samwell University is yet again in the NCAA Championship after an unbelievable run through the playoffs.
In the magical land of Netflix, they have a separate poster set for Year 2 Spring Semester.
I didn’t want to mess up the flow of my release dates, so just accept this comes out July 4th.
II. (btw this series is not in chronological order) The introduction of the State Auditors!!
“And with this, the budget proposal plan is finished!” Shitty flourished a pen, signing off on a huge stack of papers. “And after I present this tonight, we’re going to get our park! Here Jack, sign it.”
Jack did, and handed everything back to Shitty. “I didn’t know you had to sign a budget proposal.”
“Oh you don’t. I printed this copy out for posterity so that we can sign it and then I’ll frame it in my bedroom. It’s going to hang next to our first ever picture together.” Shitty said brightly. “You and me, Jacky boy, you beautiful mother*bleep*ing son of a gun, we slayed this dragon. Come by my office later tonight for tub juice.”
“Oh,” Jack looked hesitant, glancing at the camera then at Shitty. “That’s not a good idea.”
“Right. Camilla. Awkwardddd.”
“I ended things with Camilla a couple days ago. I’m euh, not gonna talk about it.”
“There’s been a recent change in the plan, settle down everyone,” said the city planner.
“Don’t worry,” whispered Shitty to Guy, “I’ve planned for every single accident. Bring it on.”
“We’re in a gridlock due to budgetary issues in City Council, so we’re suspending all budgetary decisions indefinitely,” he announced.
Shitty pursed his lips. “Until when?”
“You don’t mean that. Until when?” Shitty asked again.
“Means we don’t have a plan. The state is sending in auditors to look over the budget to try and solve the problem. We’re on the brink of bankruptcy, Knight.”
Instead of thinking about this from a Jack perspective (“Jack is still physically in his 20s, so it’s okay!”), think about it from Ashi’s. Her whole life has revolved around Jack. From the moment of conception, she knew who he was and was trained to kill him. Ashi was a child when Jack was an adult.
She grew up hearing about this adult man.
So regardless of the friendship they end up developing, regardless of whether or not Jack actually ages, to Ashi, Jack was that age when she was a girl. It’s inevitably going to feel like there’s an imbalance of power, no matter how many armies Ashi can kill.
Ashi’s existence has always been about Jack. Even when she was on her own seeing the world, she was still looking for Jack. Many of us hoped for a relationship where Jack would help Ashi gain her own independence. Instead, Ashi is with Jack. Again.
And honestly, this relationship could have worked. Plenty of cartoons have developed relationships from friends to lovers and done so well. It’s just that with the limited number of episodes, this show couldn’t and didn’t develop it right.
This is especially the case since Ashi is still discovering the world. She doesn’t know a thing. A few episodes ago, she was confused by a deer showing affection for another deer for goodness sake! How is she supposed to understand any of this? How is she supposed to understand sex?
That and the fact that it’s easy to mistake Ashi for a teen, and we’ve got a huge problem here. If such a large number of people were able to read Ashi as a teen, and if such a large number of people read their relationship as a teacher/pupil relationship, it’s a bit alarming that the show would take that and throw romance at us instead.
Then there’s the simple fact that many of us are frustrated that a romantic relationship between a man and a woman can spring up over the course of less than ten episodes, but in other series, it takes multiple seasons before side characters can be shown in a same sex relationship. It’s not Samurai Jack’s fault obviously (I don’t think anyone is saying Jack had to be gay), but it’s contributing to people’s hatred for heteronormativity.
I’m only writing this because I’m sick of hearing people whine about “the SJWs!!!!” when honestly, it’s a lot more complicated than that. People critiquing Jashi aren’t wrong. Go ahead and like the ship, but if you honestly think that people hate it because its straight and crazy feminists love to complain about everything, maybe stop and think that there are some valid arguments.
a modernized sound of music au in which bitty gets hired as a nanny for the seven children of the stiff, awkward falconers captain zimmermann (the seven children are just the rest of the current smh team, shitty is uncle max, and lardo is the baroness)
So I’m going to try to write something for each day of the Women of Check, Please! Festival @omgcpwomenfest. This is my attempt for Day 1 (it’s still the 4th where I am!). I honestly probably would not ever have written anything focused on Alicia Zimmermann on my own, but I really enjoyed writing this so I’m glad I had a reason to!
Neither Bob nor Alicia go to parents’ weekend Jack’s freshman year–he asks them not to, and their therapist has discussed the importance of respecting his boundaries wherever possible, so they stay home even though Alicia would have liked to go to the alumni reception. But his sophomore year Jack asks them two weeks out whether they’re planning to come or not, and Alicia’s commitments can be rescheduled so she goes.