big kahunas

Guzma redemption headcanons

Imagine all the times during their training that Hala literally picked Guzma up and hurled him across the sumo ring. Guz is a big guy, sure, but Kahuna Hala is bigger!

Imagine Guzma being overly emotional in the beginning, and letting his anger get the best of him, which leaves him open for defeat.

Imagine a certain someone sharing some friendly advice with Hala about how to “speak Guzma’s language” as it were.
“You can’t push him. He’ll only push back harder. I know he doesn’t seem like the type, but he actually responds really well to positive reinforcement. A little praise when he’s doing well goes a lot farther than reprimanding him when he screws up, believe me.” ….and then imagine Hala taking that advice to heart, and using it to help Guzma along in his training.

Imagine Guzma improving drastically, becoming more focused, and each day getting closer and closer to pushing Hala out of the ring, and although he never does manage to beat him, the recognition he gets for his improvements has such a profound positive effect on him that eventually it stops being about win or lose, and more about having fun and understanding your opponent.

Imagine Guzma learning to channel his anger through Alolan sumo, and no longer having violent outbursts when things don’t go his way. He still gets angry, sure, and that’s ok. Everyone gets mad sometimes and it’s ok! But he no longer acts on his anger, which is a massive improvement from the person he used to be.

Imagine Guzma returning to Team Skull (who is better known as Team ReSkull nowadays) and everyone being overjoyed to see him again. They’re happy to welcome him back, not just as their former boss, but as their boy Guzma!

Imagine Guzma improving himself so much, not just as a pokemon trainer, but as a person, that he earns the recognition of Tapu Bulu, and becomes the Kahuna in place of Nanu, who, quite honestly, is RELIEVED to finally be rid of the position he never wanted in the first place, and gives Guzma his sincerest (but still sarcastic) congratulations.

Finally, imagine Guzma finally being confident and feeling good about himself in the way he deserves ❤

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Así se hace la hamburguesa Big Kahuna de Pulp Fiction.

Por si queréis hacer una cena temática.

THE BIG KAHUNA (1999)

Dir: John Swanbeck

US, 90m

THE BIG WORD

Liking it means you’re going to be able to find Spacey’s ironic patter to be more than empty flourish, the greenhorn not to be unbelievable and annoying as a character (a religious idealist in sales must be like finding a puritan call-girl), while preferably getting something out of the philosophical discussion pitched to us as deep. None of which was true for me, so I pass.

DeVito is the sole reason to watch this if you want glimmers of truth and not mere cleverness. He shows what a great actor he can be, look how he plays to the air around him.

His parting speech is beautiful of course. The realization is important in itself: honesty, empathy, regret, as openness and growth. Yet even here something feels off. Maybe it’s the particular constraints imposed by this theatric format, maybe it’s the manipulable artificiality inherent in a speech, but even this powerful moment, especially this, feels only like a sales pitch to an audience.

Goditi potere e bellezza della tua gioventù. Non ci pensare. Il potere di bellezza e gioventù lo capirai solo una volta appassite. Ma credimi: tra vent'anni guarderai quelle tue vecchie foto. E in un modo che non puoi immaginare adesso. Quante possibilità avevi di fronte e che aspetto magnifico avevi! Non eri per niente grasso come ti sembrava. Non preoccuparti del futuro. Oppure preoccupati ma sapendo che questo ti aiuta quanto masticare un chewing-gum per risolvere un'equazione algebrica. I veri problemi della vita saranno sicuramente cose che non ti erano mai passate per la mente, di quelle che ti pigliano di sorpresa alle quattro di un pigro martedì pomeriggio. Fa’ una cosa ogni giorno che sei spaventato: canta! Non essere crudele col cuore degli altri. Non tollerare la gente che è crudele col tuo. Lavati i denti. Non perdere tempo con l'invidia: a volte sei in testa, a volte resti indietro. La corsa è lunga e, alla fine, è solo con te stesso. Ricorda i complimenti che ricevi, scordati gli insulti. Se ci riesci veramente, dimmi come si fa… Conserva tutte le vecchie lettere d'amore, butta i vecchi estratti-conto. Rilassati! Non sentirti in colpa se non sai cosa vuoi fare della tua vita. Le persone più interessanti che conosco a ventidue anni non sapevano che fare della loro vita. I quarantenni più interessanti che conosco ancora non lo sanno. Prendi molto calcio. Sii gentile con le tue ginocchia, quando saranno partite ti mancheranno. Forse ti sposerai o forse no. Forse avrai figli o forse no. Forse divorzierai a quarant'anni. Forse ballerai con lei al settantacinquesimo anniversario di matrimonio. Comunque vada, non congratularti troppo con te stesso, ma non rimproverarti neanche: le tue scelte sono scommesse, come quelle di chiunque altro.
—  Film: THE BIG KAHUNA