beach level

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Neck Deep / Life’s Not Out to Get You

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based on sully and sumia’s support in the harvest scramble (which was so gay, just go read it) 

sully finally accepted to take part to the beauty contest but only…. if sumia was with her 8D 

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Good follow up episode: We come right back to Homeworld, have some sneaky stealth shenanigans, have the Crystal Gems there to help and bond with the Off Colors

Neutral follow up episode: The Crystal Gems are on earth getting ready and making plans to help get Lars back to earth, we don’t see Homeworld but it’s addressed.

Evil follow up episode: The show completely forgets what it’s doing, goes do some filler Beach Bullshit.

(Bonus Legendary Level Top Secret God Tier Follow Up Episode: They finally finally finally unbubble Bismuth and all is good with the world again.)

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If you like upholstery cleaning videos with those wet extraction vacuums (or just cleaning/washing videos in general), here’s a whole 12-minute long video of someone cleaning a couch with one, with relaxing tropical music in the background!

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Phantasy Star Online 2 Music - Coast (Calm)

On a more negative note, the one criticism the feels necessary to highlight is the writing. The writing is arguably the weakest element of Gorillaz and it’s already been apparent in the bios that just came out and the switch in writers. Throughout the series they’ve straddled the line between comedy (G-Bitez, Cribs, Murdoc tangents) and dealing with serious topics for example, the entire plot of Plastic Beach. Sometimes they pull it off, and other times it can be confusing for fans to distinguish between what is meant to be taken seriously and what’s meant to be laughed off. This phase they seem to be continuing this with Murdoc drinking more and 2D having Stockholm Syndrome, yet also keeping up the humorous side with 2D making friendship bracelets, eating a whale named “Massive Dick” etc. Usually this isn’t too big of a deal because the music is at the forefront. However, if they’re going to follow through with a full-length TV show I strongly believe it would be best for them to make a final decision about the direction they want to take and stick with it.

Additionally, if they choose the humorous route, they really ought to tie up the loose ends in 2D and Murdoc’s relationship. While I love the idea of a slice-of-life type series where they live as roommates getting into different shenanigans (or w/e they come up with) it’s going to be hard for me to fully enjoy it if they don’t address the 2D and Murdoc history on some level. Plastic Beach felt very climatic in that it portrayed a 2D that was angry enough to retaliate against Murdoc and openly express a growing dislike and disillusionment with him, and a Murdoc in the midst of a breakdown and having the the good and bad side of him represented in the form of spirits that were haunting him. Plastic Beach seemed to be setting up for some sort of change, whether it meant to or not. The fact that their relationship in phase 4 seem to have been reset, the events of the phase leaving virtually no impact is glaring enough. To completely skim over the aftermath, to explain it away with “gap years” and leaving fans to assume everything happened off-screen and that “it’s all okay now” would do (and is doing) a significant disservice to both of them. TBH I always thought they wrote themselves into a corner with Phase 3 by stumbling into themes that maybe they did not prefer to fully portray or dwell on, but I hope with this show  (if it happens) they can build off of past story arcs and give the characters, particularly 2D and Murdoc, a chance to finally grow.

  • Steven: I’d like to know why the Crystal Gems are using Homeworld Tech to build weapons of mass destruction.
  • Garnet: Because of her!
  • [points at Peridot]
  • Peridot: Me?
  • Garnet: Last year, Earth had a visit from Homeworld Gems that had a spaceship that could have leveled Beach City. We learned that not only are we still a target, but we are hopelessly, hilariously outgunned.
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LIFE’S NOT OUT TO GET YOU FAVORITE LYRICS1. Citizens Of Earth 2. Threat Level Midnight 3. Can’t Kick Up The Roots 4. Kali Ma 5. Gold Steps 6. Lime St. 7. Serpents 8. The Beach Is For Lovers (Not Lonely Losers) 9. December 10. Smooth Seas Don’t Make Good Sailors

PART TWO
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I am interested to further explore the liminal space between the sea and sand, and especially how the big waves fall into small tides as they pass over the shore. I am trying to capture this journey with these images through the use of photography. 

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Taken by Olly Holmes

19/09/17