I really love the timing of Kylo Ren’s outbursts. They don’t come when things go wrong. Most of the time, he maintains a rather calm demeanor. At one point, he even taunts General Hux that a clone army would be better. His outbursts happen when he gives into his own weakness.
BB-8 escapes Jakku. He doesn’t bring out his saber until the messenger reveals that it was Finn who helped the droid. FN-2187. The same stormtrooper who he saw in the village. The stormtrooper who Kylo knew wasn’t behaving the way he was supposed to. The stormtrooper he could’ve had killed or sent away or done a number of things to. But instead, he let his suspicions go and gave FN-2187 another chance under Captain Phasma.
Rey escapes her imprisonment. He knows it’s entirely his fault. Leaving a single stormtrooper to guard over someone strong in the Force? He could’ve knocked her out, done something to her legs so she couldn’t have moved, left droids to torture the information out of her. But he left her as ‘his guest.’ Restrained but unharmed with someone nearby to help/guard/move her in case something went wrong.
He doesn’t lash out because he’s angry at others. He lashes out because he’s angry at himself. Because he failed. Because he was weak. Again. Because, despite his desperation to be like Darth Vader, he is still being swayed by the light within himself. And it’s breaking him apart.
Kay so in Copycat Theo looks like Chat Noir, right? And then Ladybug tricks him into using Cataclysm on the chains and his ring starts counting down.
But, like, what if they hadn’t purified the akuma in time? I’d be willing to bet he wouldn’t be turning back into Theo.
I can just see the last beep going off and Ladybug and Chat being like “oh this is easy he’s not going to have powers now” and then the light flashes…
…and there’s Adrien.
And everyone is really confused.
Ladybug is like “I definitely thought this was Theo? Chat, did you piss off Adrien too? What the hell did Adrien get akumatized for?” while also freaking out because she’d just been flirting with Adrien and kicking his ass
Hawkmoth is freaking out because he’s finally learned one of their identities and why didn’t he think of this sooner with a possible additional holy crap I’ve been fighting my son.
Theo is freaking out because Chat Noir was Ladybug’s boyfriend and he was supposed to be Chat Noir not some random model Hawkmoth what is going on?
Chat’s freaking out because his identity’s been exposed even though no one’s really clued in on that yet save for Hawkmoth and he’s also freaking out because Ladybug seems to be going into a panic attack and this was definitely not how he was planning to spend his day.
So they purify the akuma and Adrien turns back into Theo and it finally clicks for Ladybug what that actually meant. So now she’s freaking out even more and probably runs away because that’s usually how Marinette seems to deal with her feelings and Adrien’s sad and confused.
But then the next day Marinette shows up to school and gives him cookies and can actually talk to him and she tells him she’s Ladybug and they start making plans since chances are really high that Hawkmoth knows his secret identity.
Adrien’s really confused when he comes home from school and finds out about his dad’s new no-jewelry policy that’s been put into place for no discernible reason. He manages to hide his ring, though, when Nathalie comes into his room to confiscate any jewelry.
Is it only me that thinks that BigHit hasn’t necessarily planned everything since debut and instead, when thinking of a new concept, they look back on past projects and build a new story and create links based on what has been seen already. So, in other words, they think of ways to create a story along the way instead of having it all pre-planned.
For example, with the new short film STIGMA, there were scenes from Danger. But instead of having such a concept planned since then or even earlier, they’ve sat down and said ‘Alright, what links and connections shall we make to create and continue a story?’. And that kind of applies with the other short films, teasers, projects etc. They’re just constantly looking over what they’ve done, referencing it in new projects and adding additional details.
Today’s Good Morning Post: if someone tells you not to touch them, please take them seriously. Whether you are being friendly or not, it is not kind to assume that what you are ok with, is what everyone else is ok with. It doesn’t matter why someone does not like physical contact; that’s not anybody’s business, and it is very rude to ask.
I’m sure none of us mean any harm. Remember though that it is important we listen to others and respect their space.
I keep ending up on anti/whatever blogs just because I live off of salt and long breakdowns of character tropes and ending but like
How great would it have been to have Hinata be a character who, with her shyness and fainting and whatever- to actually struggle with anxiety and panic attacks like a normal person? Like, I know the pretty delicate blushing fainting trope is overused and cliche as hell, why couldn’t it be a applied to anything other that naruto? Like, Hinata struggling to breathe whenever she has to make a choice on her own, hinata breaking down in tears when she has a test or has to talk to someone she doesn’t know
I just feel like it was a massive missed opportunity Hinata was only shown panicked and faint-ey in the presence of one person in particular
Hug your friends. Take photos of and with your friends. Don’t be afraid to talk to them first. Make plans with your friends. Invite them over. Go on adventures. Let them know you appreciate them. Tell your friends you love them. And please, hug your friends.
They can be ripped away from your life at any moment because of some stupid accident, so please let them know how much they mean to you while they can still hear it.
The more I think about Digimon Adventure tri., the more I dislike it, especially the existence of Meiko. The thing is, Meiko comes out of nowhere and is immediately accepted into the group. They care about her, they worry about her, they spend a lot of time with her.
Where was that concern for Daisuke, Ken, Miyako, and Iori? They’ve been part of the group, part of their friends, for three+ years and now literally none of the rest of them are bothered to check up on them. Digimon attacking the city? Don’t call up the 02 kids. Their Digimon partners returning from the Digital World? Don’t call up the 02 kids. A mysterious infection that’s fucking up all the Digimon? Don’t call up the 02 kids. THE DIGITAL WORLD LITERALLY ABOUT TO REBOOT AND AFFECT ALL THE DIGIMON AND THEIR MEMORIES? Don’t call up the 02 kids.
But Takeru can take time out of his busy schedule to post online to the global Chosen Children about what’s going on. And all of them sure can spend a lot of time worrying about Meiko.
There’s no excuse for it. Even if they all grew apart over the years, they would still have that connection as Chosen Children. Miyako and Iori are Hikari and Takeru’s Jogress partners. That’s a powerful bond that 02 spent a lot of time developing and putting emphasis on. Now it apparently doesn’t matter except for Taichi and Yamato. Except for Ken, the 02 kids all go to the same school. Takeru lives in the same building as Miyako and Iori. And still none of them seem to care. Even after the Emperor/Kaiser appears before them, with an Infected Imperialdramon no less, they’re all only marginally concerned.
Every episode of tri. makes this problem more and more apparent and has me questioning why Meiko is getting so much focus. Her character and screentime are included at the expense of not one but FOUR majorly important characters in the Adventure universe, and as a result makes all the other kids look like phenomenal assholes. And for what? Her character has proven to be not that interesting. She hardly does anything. How am I supposed to care about her when four characters I’ve cared about for 15 years are missing and no one gives a shit?
I really don’t understand why the writer’s are going this route. I mean, it’s possible they’ll turn things around in the back half of the series and have the 02 kids come back full force but it seems highly unlikely. We’ll probably get some kind of tacked on Taichi/Meiko storyline instead.
Ok, one more thing though. SNAPE IS NOT A FEDORA-WEARING NICE GUY.
Snape fucking hates himself. Snape hates light and joy and intelligent girls and dark haired boys because they all remind him of what he’s lost.
Snape loved Lily - and NEVER, ever do we see him act like he deserved her. Never did JKR imply that Snape desired Lily or thought that they would end up together someday.
Was Snape jealous of James? ABSOLUTELY but not just about Lily. He was jealous about everything good in James’ life - which was a lot of stuff.
Did Snape love Lily, probably romantically, and maybe dream about being with her? MOST LIKELY but that doesn’t mean he thought it was a likely scenario or that he deserved her.
Never, ever do we see that kind of behavior or attitude from Snape. He knows he’s a monster, he knows he screwed up, he knew even as a fifteen year old that he crossed an unforgivable line and would never be worthy of Lily in a million years.
So I’d appreciate it if people could hate Snape for the dozens of legitimate reasons and not because they think he was a pathetic creep who only wanted Lily because she was pretty or something and resented all of her other relationships because he couldn’t get in her pants. Or hated her because she chose the “asshole” James over him, “a perfectly nice guy.”
NEVER do we see Severus express anger toward Lily for her choice.
He perfectly understood why she chose James, he understood that he was never on her radar. He’s not living with the mentality that Lily is a bitch for choosing the wrong guy. That’s not who Snape is. So plz stop.
we’re not mad that supergirl isn’t an angsty gritty dark show, we’re mad that the ONE tv show centered around a woman is sunshine, giggles, and soft crooning country music. it’s because those are not the kinds of shows that are taken seriously. and yes that is an issue for society at large that we need to make feminine things more acceptable, but the fact is that nobody would ever consider making a tv show centered around a man that featured rom-com music in the trailer. it was an intentional choice to make the only female-centered superhero show feminine and cute and non-threatening.
and there are plenty of legit criticisms as well, like the complete lack of any women of color on the show, an attempt to reclaim the word “girl” despite the fact that it has a history of being used to demean and condescend women, and the casual lesbophobic moment in the trailer.
i want to support this show and root for it’s success in the same way i wanted it for agent carter, but until we also openly acknowledge the flaws in them, the conversation for improvement goes nowhere.