bionic parts

okay so wow? I CAN’T BELIEVE IT????????????? somebody hit me over the head with a frying pan because holy shit

so for context, i haven’t read a captain underpants book since i was a child, but i used to be an avid reader and collector. i think the last novel i read while i was still vaguely a part of the target demographic was bionic booger boy part 2, and in high school i caught myself up all the way to tippy tinkletrousers before i stopped paying attention.

and now pilkey’s on book 12 and it just came out and

holy shit, harold is gay.

i fucking- what? oh my god. holy shit. harold is gay. he made harold gay. harold grows up to be a gay guy with a husband and two kids. holy shit. holy SHIT.

this is big???? THIS IS HUGE????????? i grew up with captain underpants. i wrote book reports about captain underpants. these fucking books inspired me to make my own shitty comic books growing up. they influenced my humor. they gave me laughs. they were HUGE growing up.

and now harold is gay???? this is amazing? holy shit something very old sleeping within me just perked the fuck up. i feel like i was meant to be alive for this moment, to learn that something like this could happen. i was drawing gay pictures of george and harold as a kid. i drew a gay doujinshi. and yeah, even at the time i knew it was hopeless fantasy. because none of the characters i wanted to BE LIKE ME really were, in actuality.

i wish i could go back to kid me and tell myself, “hey, it’ll be fine. you’re not a freak. it’s okay. harold from captain underpants is gay too.” and that would make it seem so NORMAL- because george and harold are normal kids in a funny book series for kids and it’s all fine.

HAROLD IS GAY. HAROLD HUTCHINS IS GAY.

why does this book series suddenly have a liberal agenda? its amazing. i want to meet dave pilkey and shake the guy’s hand.

does anybody realize how big this is for me? i grew up with these books. they were a childhood influence. and now it’s canon. harold is gay.

fucking hallelujah.

I’m setting up a voltron AU in which Katie and Matt are twins, and both go along on the Kerberos mission. I’m calling it the Renegade!Pidge au for now but so far I have:

  • Katie stealing Matt’s identity to help him and Shiro escape from the Galra prison.
  • Katie being Sendak’s prisoner for at least another full year after the other two are freed.
  • Katie becoming Haggar’s personal guinea pig because she just won’t stop trying to escape.
  • KATIE WRECKING SENDAK’S SHIT ONCE HE GETS DISTRACTED WITH VOLTRON ATTACKING.
  • A tearful reunion between the three.
  • Matt having to become the Green paladin at first before they find out that Katie can pilot the Green Lion too, and him being so relieved (because honestly he’s just a comms expert, he doesn’t feel he’s fit to be a pilot).
  • Katie misusing her bionic parts for antics in the Castle Ship.
  • Katie practically tearing the universe apart to find her father.
  • Katie refusing to be coddled by anyone.
  • KATIE BEING ON PAR WITH KEITH WHEN IT COMES TO RECKLESSNESS, BECAUSE SHE MAY BE INQUISITIVE BUT SHE’S DETERMINED AS HELL.
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Time Machine Video of the Week

Muse - Plug In Baby (2001)

Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The band are Matthew Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals) & Dominic Howard (drums, percussion, synthesisers). Plug In Baby was released as the lead single from the band’s second studio album Origin of Symmetry on 5 March 2001. Becoming the bands highest chart placing to that date. The music video depicts the band in a room playing their instruments, with cut-aways to scenes of women, which step by step are revealed to be at least part bionic with tendrils hanging down.

I’ve exposed your lies, baby
The underneath is no big surprise
Now it’s time for changing
And cleansing everything
To forget your love

My plug in baby
Crucifies my enemies
When I’m tired of giving
My plug in baby
In unbroken virgin realities
Is tired of living

Don’t confuse
Baby you’re gonna lose
Your own game
Change me
Replace the envying
To forget your love

My plug in baby
Crucifies my enemies
When I’m tired of giving
My plug in baby
In unbroken virgin realities
I’m tired of living

And I’ve seen your loving
But mine is gone
And I’ve been in trouble