but hey this was an awesome show

  • M'Gann: *sacrifices everything she has to try to make a difference for her species, trying to convince them to become better*
  • Show: ...
  • ManHell: *A misogynist coward who continues to evade responsibility despite being a fucking prince, just so he can try to bang a girl on earth*
  • Me: Are you fucking kidding me? Why such hypocrisy? Since when does a show that USED TO BE feminist and empowering, starts praising a toxic dudebro just because he decides to do NOTHING BUT PURSUE WHAT HIS DICK WANTS, JUST LIKE ALL PRIVILEGED RICH WHITE FOLKS DO? What the fuck show.

anonymous asked:

Sorry if I show myself as Anon, I am kind of embarrassed let's say.. xD I'm not new on Tumblr but I've never talked or asked someone here for like 3-4years. But I wanted to say that your Yasuo is absolutely amazing, and your art also is! Just wanted to give a praise x) since I think you deserve it! Oh, and very sorry. English is absolutely not my native language, so forgive me if you see stupid mistakes!

//Oh hey bud!

Honest? Your english is awesome! I didn’t have issues understanding this message at all!

And thanks a lot for those nice words man. It takes a lot of effort to go out of your way and send someone a message just for them to know you appreciate them and you have no idea how much it means to me when I hear people appreciate the portrayal, the artwork or really any content I post. I enjoy myself doing the things I do and when I hear other people enjoy it aswell, there is no better reward.

Thank you so much and I wish you a great day friend :)

You know what’s totally awesome about Rogue One, for us chinese audience?

The fact there are actual backstories written and character development for Chirrut and Baze. That Chirrut is not just the “kung-fu” guy, he actually has his own story, his own belief which he carried till the end. That Baze is not just sidekick or just some gun show. They are all genuinely part of Rogue One. That they are actually THERE to be so involved with the plot, and not just there to “appeal to the chinese market” or just a smokescreen to say “hey we support diversity too” by having them a few minutes of screentime *side-eyes at other mainstream hollywood films* Do you know what my mum said to me when we first walked out of the cinema? “I didn’t believe yen ji-dan got so many dialogues! And he got to show his martial art skills while doing that!”

What’s even more awesome? The film didn’t try to alienate anyone. They do not have the chinese characters dressing up as some hyper-chinese-stereotypical characters, speaking in a foreign chinese-ish language. They have them speaking English in their own accent instead of having a coach “improving” their English. Donnie and Jiang Wen both still have their own Hong Kong and Chinese accents, do you know how amazing that is? It’s not so obvious, but for me, from Hong Kong, a place where American/British accents will get you a better grade and a better job? this is just amazing to watch, and so inspiring.

littlenerdbigheart117  asked:

Hey Robin, I was just watching the PAX Anti video (for the millionth time) and I can't tell, right when the video of Jack cuts out and there's a glitchy montage, are they all videos Jack's made AFTER "Say Goodbye"? I can see that as like Anti showing that its been HIM doing all the videos since Halloween and I just LOVE IT!!!! YOU'RE AWESOME MAN!!!!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR AMAZING SKILLS!!!!!!!


The Surprisingly Long Saga of Getting Online Profiles to Correct Jack Barakat’s Birthplace That I Technically Lead

It started off with this bullshit

Aside from being utterly incorrect, these erase the fact his family escaped a war and I was naturally, annoyed

It’s important to know he never hid it and is very out spoken about it when the situation calls for it

And due to my annoyance I made me do this

And a lot of people didn’t actually know he was born there as you can see

You know, just to show a few

So, after a quick message to google and famous birthdays, hey they actually fixed it! About three days later but it was fixed none the less

So that was cool and awesome.

However, famous birthdays… didn’t. They didn’t change it even though I messaged them too. 

So, it still had that glaring annoying ‘Maryland’ instead of, well, the truth. 

An important thing to note that without the fact, people will assume and even insist he was born in Maryland like so

Which, just so we know, is really shitty and literally erasure 

It was especially annoying when Jack has said multiple times that he was not only born in Lebanon but that his family escaped a war, making him and his family asylum seekers


One night, I found out Famous Birthdays said on bryanstars profile that he was born in Japan and i personally got really mad a pasty white guy had the correct birthplace but Jack, a Lebanese man born in Lebanon, didn’t

So in my late night frustration I sent them this

Now, just know this took four months and countless messages from myself and people who follow me

And then, I eventually check and 

And basically

And that is the four month long saga of how I got google and famous birthdays to fix Jack’s birthplace 


HEY GUYS! Its been a while but omfg I got awesome news! DreamWorks is having a petition to make Percy Jackson into a TV show!! And they’re gonna use Virias art!! But the one problem is, is that they need around 770 more petitions signed. So guys common this neeeeds to happen! http://www.change.org/p/dreamworks-disney-to-make-a-percy-jackson-and-the-olympians-heroes-of-olympus-cartoon-tv-series-tvpercy

I honestly love the design for Nya in the movie.

Also because I started watching the show recently:

I’m kind of hoping there’s a thing between them in the movie? But Jay being more shy about it and Nya not really noticing that he likes her. It would also be awesome if Kai helped him try to build up confidence to ask her out but hey idk




Honestly you wrote down in the comments actually just really respecting my point and just saying yours. I am not a bitch and I know their are other ships in the show riverdale. Just I feel that this new community that this show is making is going to be awesome! 

Now with that out of the way here’s so gifs of jughead and betty talking which was the first time in the series ( which I was screaming when this was happening!!!)

God they’re cute

roarofdragon  asked:

+And here is where come my new request(?) I would like to see Shiro angry, maybe at the camp someone's still saying things about Keith or does something that makes Keith feel bad and Shiro losts his pacience and face all in the camp? Other way, they're facing strong criatures and one of them manages to hurt Keith pretty bad and Shiro losts control and shows how powerfull he is?! * I'm excited about this * I'm Dei by the way(?) Last thing, you're such an awesome person<3)

[Voltron PJO AU] Shiro was walking towards the Big House to discuss some things with Coran when he spotted Keith leaving the place. Delighted to see his boyfriend, he jogged up to meet the son of Hades.

“Keith!” Shiro greeted, giving Keith a kiss on the cheek and enveloping him into a hug that could’ve probably crushed someone’s bone.

“Oh, hey,” Keith smiled weakly. “I… I have to go help Hunk with something.” He separated himself from Shiro, pushing him away.

As Keith was about to leave, Shiro quickly grabbed his hands and asked, “You’re still up for later by the beach?”

“Yeah,” Keith slowly said.

“Okay, I’ll see you later then?” Shiro gave Keith’s hand a gentle squeeze before the younger one left him.

Something was wrong with Keith and Shiro didn’t like seeing how it affected him. He’d have to find out what was troubling his best friend after his meeting with Coran. Inside there was Pidge and Allura and their meeting began. As soon as they were heading out, Shiro pulled Pidge to the side to ask her if she knew anything about what happened to Keith when he was inside the Big House.

“They are scared of him,” Allura answered instead, clearly hearing Shiro’s question.

“What do you mean? Is this still about his Dad coming here—”

“You know what he could do, Shiro. He’s too powerful, he obliterated a group of chimeras all in one go. A lot of demigods believed he was the one who ripped your arm off.” Allura explained.

“What?! That’s not true!” Shiro protested and he felt Pidge squeeze his arm to calm him down. “Keith’s wasn’t the one who—”

“Shiro, we know,” Pidge reassured him. “We know that, but the others wouldn’t believe it, especially since they know what Keith’s capable of. It’s easy for them to believe he was ruthless enough to take your arm. A rumour was spreading that he did that because you were breaking up with him.”

Shiro blinked in disbelief. “What? That’s so messed up! We’re still together and,” his shoulders sagged down as he looked down on the floor with a sad expression. “I would never break up with Keith, I love him too much to do that.”

Pidge blushed and cleared her throat. “Gods, you guys are so sappy. Keith said the same thing a while ago.” She nudged Shiro, “why don’t you go and find him now, lover boy. He’s probably being emo somewhere.” 

Shiro left them and he wandered around looking for Keith. He wasn’t in his usual spots, so Shiro only thought of one place. He flew up and spotted a boy with raven black hair, sitting on the rock by the beach. His smile grew and he flew towards the brooding boy who probably might be in need of a hug.

“A son of Hermes said that the reason you’re only with me was because I’m too clingy and I forced you to be my boyfriend because either you become my lover or you die,” Keith said as soon as Shiro floated beside him, not even looking at the newcomer. 

Shiro frowned and as soon as his foot touched the rock Keith was sitting on, his best friend continued, “A daughter of Aphrodite said I was too ugly to be with the handsome son of Zeus and that you were wasting your time with me because I refuse to do it with you.”

Shiro understood why Keith and him didn’t have that conversation. Keith just wasn’t into that ever since and Shiro respected that. He would never force Keith to do something he wasn’t comfortable with.

“Keith,” Shiro softly said, sitting down beside his boyfriend.

“I don’t care if they’re scared of what I can do, Shiro. I can’t help that. Dad gave those powers to me.” Keith said with his eyebrows knit. Then he pulled his legs closer to his chest and rest both his hands on top of his knees to hide his face as he softly whispered, “But I care enough to actually feel hurt knowing that the others don’t feel like I’m worthy to be with you.”

“Keith,” Shiro placed a hand on the boy’s back and caressed it. “You kn—”

“I know I’m not the most handsome boy out there,” Keith scoffed. “But being scrutinised about my looks, not taking into account how I fee—”

Their conversation got cut off when screams filled the air and Shiro looked up to see a dragon with many heads like the Hydra. It was the dragon, Ladon. And honestly? Shiro was just annoyed that they had to stop just because someone decided to drop in. Keith and Shiro looked at each other and Keith grabbed Shiro’s hand to shadow travel them near the ancient monster. The demigods tried to fight, not seeing any progress until the big three joined.

“Where’s Lance?” Keith shouted, eyes wandering trying to find the son of Poseidon until he found him near the tree beside Hunk. He looked at Shiro who nodded and flew them towards their friends.

“I want you to try and drown the dragon as long as you can, while Keith and I try to do what we can. Hunk, keep it distracted.” Shiro shouted orders. They got into work but so far nothing was working, it wasn’t until one of the dragon heads caught Keith by its mouth, crushing the son of Hades’ body in the process that Shiro could see blood spreading throughout his shirt.

Now Shiro was pissed. He clenched his fist as he flew in the air, dark stormy clouds surrounding him that might have alarmed the others but he didn’t care. Keith was hurt and Shiro wasn’t going to let that go. His whole body gathered sparks as he flew towards the dragon and sliced through one of its neck that held onto Keith. Immediately Hunk was there below to catch the son of Hades as the son of Zeus gathered all the lightning that he could, forming a really huge thunderbolt that could rival his own father’s. He threw it towards the dragon.

“Lance! Now!” Shiro shouted as Lance directed the water from the beach towards the creature, electrocuting it. 

Shiro wasn’t thinking clearly, he only had one thought in mind and that was to kill the creature that hurt Keith. So he threw more thunderbolts for each of the heads, and then clasping both of his hands together, he aimed at the dragon’s body and surged to it the highest voltage he could muster for what felt like an eternity—bright light temporary blinding a lot of demigods except for him—until he could see the the dragon slowly weakening, giving it one final blow causing it to disintegrate, blasting off a shock of energy towards the entire camp like what Keith had done to the chimeras. That should’ve made him weak considering he hadn’t known he could do that, but for some reason, he had too much energy left in him that he quickly flew towards where Keith was.

“Keith!” Shiro breathed out as he landed beside the body of his lover. He lowered his forehead to touch Keith’s, unaware that it electrocuted Keith—just a little—until Keith opened his eyes in shock.

“Oh gods! I’m sorry!” Shiro stared in horror, finally seeing he was still emitting some lightning sparks from his body.  “I… I don’t know how to turn it off?”

“Wow,” Keith coughed out weakly, giving him a smile. “Sparky.”

Shiro laughed, then he noticed the other campers stare at them in horror, still unable to comprehend what they had witnessed, some backing off. “Now that makes the two of us very dangerous. We’re The Power Couple.”

“I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Keith whispered as he closed his eyes with a smile as Shiro carried him towards the infirmary. 

On the impossibility of reality by (the awesome) @defractum

Me, tapping lightly on your shoulder in a dark alley: Hey have you read the Inception AU. Do you want to. You get Feelings for free. 

(I entirely blame @still-waiting-for-godot for showing me this fic, look at this, I was a functional human being and now I’m screaming everytime it updates.)

the fact that gay and lesbian couples are so casually shown in cartoons and kids’ videogames now just blows my fuckin mind in the best possible way.

Like some of you are pretty young, you probably grew up with awesome shows like Adventure Time, Gumball, and Steven Universe. You may not understand what a HUUUGE NO-NO that was as little as 10-15 years ago. If you made a cartoon and you wanted gay characters in it, you could only get away with it by making them a big offensive joke with no real characterization.

The only cartoon I remember from my childhood that had actual positive gay representation was Hey Arnold. Mr. Simmons, Arnold’s teacher, was a gay man who desperately wanted his family to accept his partner. This was highlighted in a Thanksgiving episode. I caught on to the fact that he was gay because I had gay relatives, but a lot of kids didn’t catch it because back then, having a gay character was considered really “obscene” or “inappropriate” and the writers had to be reeeaally subtle about it by calling the partner Simmons’ “special friend” or something like that. Even that was considered pretty controversial at the time.

Rugrats also tried to be as liberal as the executives would allow. The show encouraged feminist ideals and even had a couple episodes dedicated to the concept that it was okay for boys to wear dresses and girls to wear pants. Hell, I think there was even an episode that said it was okay to be naked and you don’t have to be ashamed of your body no matter what you look like. Stuff like that was really progressive at the time.

Like I come from a time where it was normal for people to keep their kids from watching Sesame Street–the most inoffensive show on earth–because Ernie and Bert “seemed” too gay and it was “corrupting the youth” or some bullshit. Now we have lesbian space ladies and princesses, agendered goldfish, and shit don’t even get me started on all the characters in Undertale–which is now considered the top game of 2015. And all of this is just presented to kids so casually now and I’m so happy.

*please don’t delete the text or self promote it will automatically disqualify you and plus it’s just not cool*

Hey Lovelies!  Hayl, Gina, Dea, and I have collabbed to make the coolest quad christmas awards you will ever reblog (name a more iconic quad than us I’ll wait hahahah)!  We would love it if you could participate in this because It’s super cool and we want to show your awesome blog to Tumblr.  Here are the rules and such:



  • best url (x3) - Jingle Bells
  • best icon (x3) - Rocking around the Christmas Tree
  • best theme (x3) - Underneath the Tree
  • best posts (x3) - Oh Holy Night
  • nicest blogger (x3) - Little Drummer Boy
  • best overall (x3) - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • Elle’s favorite (x2) - I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
  • Dea’s favorite (x2) - All I want for Christmas is You
  • Gina’s favorite (x2) - White Christmas
  • Hayl’s favorite (x2) - It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas


  • four new best friends!
  • we’ll follow you
  • we’ll promo you (2x maximum)
  • we’ll help with reblogging, polls, html help, etc.


  • reblog this post more than once (but please don’t spam)
  • talk to us, we don’t bite!


please don’t let this flop

Good Luck lovelies!

Elle, Dea, Hayl, and Gina xx


Anonymous asked: Hi! You’re awesome and I have a request. Ok ok so imagine if after he’d been missing for a few years and you’d joined the BAU Gideon came back and shows up at Spencer’s door but you answer and he’s all shocked that spencer has a girlfriend and such

A/N: I don’t know, I just saw this and had a burst of inspiration so yeah. It’s short but hey, I wrote something so cool. Also I changed it so they’re married just because I felt like it.

I heard the doorbell ring and sighed as I got up from my cozy corner of the couch. I looked sadly at my warm mug of coffee as I set it down on the table. I had just settled down to read, something I rarely had time to do anymore. I had joined the BAU just after Spencer and I got married, with my skills as a linguist and psychologist both coming in handy on the team that my then-boyfriend had long since devoted his life to. I hadn’t gotten nearly enough time with him before. Some girls would have asked him to quit when things got serious, maybe settle into a teaching job or something. Not me. I knew he had a major passion for it, and I thought it would be better to join in on the passion than to ask him to give it up. And that’s exactly what I did.

We’d just been on a long case and had a day off. Spencer was still asleep in the upstairs master bedroom of our little townhouse, and I was resigned to dealing with the unknown guest on the other side of the door, sliding a bookmark into my novel. I peered through the peekhole.

The man on the other side looked vaguely familiar, but I couldn’t place him. I opened the door and was immediately struck by his demeanor. A quiet confidence surrounded him, and he was obviously nonthreatening. I have a knack for being able to tell if someone was going to be troubling to me within the first few seconds, without a word exchanged. It serves me well.

“Hi,” I said. He looked up at me with kind eyes that showed serious hurt. I could see a lifetime in those dark eyes, and I wondered what stories this man had to tell.

“Hello,” he replied, holding out his hand. “I’m Jason Gideon.”

“Jason Gideon?” I repeated as I shook his hand. I rolled the name around in my head and my mouth, knowing it felt familiar on my tongue but not sure why. Like I had heard it long ago.
He nodded.

“Yes, ma’am,” he said. “I was looking for Dr. Spencer Reid.”

I smiled.

“Well, you’ve come to the right place,” I told him. “I’m (Y/N) Reid.”

He looked confused.

“Are you related to Spencer?” Jason Gideon asked me. I smiled and held my left hand up to him.

“He’s my husband,” I replied. “I’m sorry, would you like to come in? I can get Spencer for you.”

He stood there, staring at me as if seeing me for the first time.

“Husband?” he repeated. His voice softened as he asked, “Spencer got married?”

“Yes, sir. Two years ago,” I told him. I knew there was a story here, likely a long one. “Please come in.”

He seemed to snap out of it, and followed me inside.

“Can I get you anything?” I asked, turning around to smile at him. “Coffee, tea, water?”

He shook his head.

“No, I’m fine, thank you,” he said, and I watched him take in everything around him with a sweeping look. He seemed to soak it all in.

“I apologize,” he began, “for interrupting your morning. It looks like a peaceful one.”

I laughed.

“It’s quite alright,” I said. “I have gotten used to being interrupted on peaceful mornings. Working at the BAU does that to a person.”

“You work with Spencer?” he asked. Something about what I had just said seemed to pique his interest, more than just because I worked with my husband.

“Mmhmm,” I said. “It’s a great bunch of people,” I told him, gesturing for him to sit.

“I’m sorry, but how do you know Spencer?” I asked. Jason Gideon smiled softly at me.

“I don’t, anymore,” he said, a little sadly. “I am a former member of the team at the BAU.”

Suddenly, it hit me.

“Oh!” I exclaimed. “Jason Gideon, right. I knew I had heard your name. I think it was Emily who mentioned you, a while back.”

“Prentiss?” he said. “Is she still doing this job?”

I nodded.

“Oh, you probably want to see Spence,” I said.

“Spence?” he repeated. “JJ called him that, too.”

“She still does,” I told him.

“How is she?” he asked.

“Thriving. Mom to two little boys,” I replied as I stood to head upstairs. Gideon shook his head.

“I always knew she would be a good Mom,” he said.

“She is,” I replied.

“Hold on, let me grab Spencer,” I began.

“I-I don’t know how he’ll react, so maybe you, uh, shouldn’t tell him who’s here,” Gideon said. I studied him for a moment, and then nodded.

I woke Spencer, telling him only that he had a visitor.

As we headed downstairs, I almost ran into him as he stopped suddenly on the stairs, locking eyes with Gideon, who was now standing, facing us

“Spencer,” Gideon said.

“Gideon?” my husband whispered. There was a moment of silence. The next thing I knew, Spencer was in a hurry, and then he had embraced the man standing there in our living room. I could feel the emotion in the room, tangible and real.

“Look at you,” Gideon said, taking in everything about my Spencer as if he were a proud father. “You’ve grown up so much.”

“I actually haven’t really, I was an adult when we met so I haven’t really grown,” Spencer rambled.

The smile that my husband’s quirks brought to Gideon’s face made his eyes crinkle. I felt warm inside at the pleasant reaction, as opposed to the freaked-out one Spencer usually receives from his rambling.

“You got married, kid.”

“Oh, I did,” Spencer said proudly, turning to smile at me. “(Y/N), this is Gideon,” Spencer said unnecessarily. I came to stand next to him, my hand on his back.

“I know,” I said. “We talked a little bit.”

“She’s a good one, Reid,” Gideon said, nodding his head at me.

“I know,” Spencer replied, glancing down at me.

As the two of them settled into conversation, I watched with warmth in my heart, seeing and feeling how happy Spencer was to have Gideon in our home.

Autson Matthews - I did it daddy, I did it!

Hey I love reading your stuff there amazing and your all great writers iI was wondering if you could do a Auston Matthews one where he lets your son shoot at the all stars and make it really cute it would be awesome if you could. 

Author’s Note: THANK YOU love!!! -Julianne 

There’s nothing more that Auston love then to show is son how to play hockey. Since Luke was born the only thing Auston could talk about was how he was going to be just like daddy one day and when you saw the spark in Luke’s eye when he saw the puck for the first time you knew that was true.

So when Auston made it to the All Stars you knew with out a doubt that him and Luke were going to have a ball.  

“Mommy, were are my skates?” The five year old asked. 

“Ummmm…I believe there in the bag under mommy and daddy’s bed, sweetheart.” You said trying to place your hoodie over your head. 

“Found them! Thank you mommy! I found them daddy!” You heard Luke say from across the hotel room. 

“Great! Go get your jacket buddy.” Auston walking over to were you were.  “I have to ask you something?” 

“Okay.” You said unsure of were this was going.

“Today there going to do a shootout thing and I wanted Luke to take my place as me. Is that okay? I haven’t told him yet though, I wanted to make sure you were okay with it first.” Auston smiled taking you in his arms. 

“I think its wonderful, he’ll love that.” You said making Auston’s smile 10 times bigger. 

“Good.” He said placing a deep but sweet kiss to your lips.

Once you guys got to the arena you took Luke towards the ice to wait for Auston to get ready. 

“Hey, Luke come down to the ice with me.” Auston said as he walked out of the locker room. 

Luke looked a you as to check if it was okay. You nodded to show the toddle that to go with his dad. Luke gave you a kiss before walking down to the ice with his dad. Knowing what was coming you took your phone out and pressed the video button. 

As you heard Auston’s name being called on the loud speaker you looked over at Auston who was pushing Luke out. 

“Can you go for daddy?” Auston asked his son.

“Are you sure I can do it?” Luke worried. 

“Of course, fake Pricey out. You got this bud your a Matthews.” Auston winked. 

Luke nodded at his father than looked over at you. You smiled and gave him a thumbs up. He nodded and began to skate. You swore he took after he dad when he skated. Luke did as his father said. He faked Price out and scored. The first thing he did was throw his arms up and yell 

“I did it daddy! I did it!” 

In that moment you knew Auston was the most proud father ever, even if Luke missed he still would have been proud just to see his son having fun was enough for him.


Originally posted by wonthetrade

Life on Tyria Youtube Channel

Hey guys! So i discovered this cool youtube channel this morning and thought I’d share with you Tyria loving folks before I forgot.

The channel is

They only have 4 videos right now,and man those videos are awesome! The series is titled Life in Tyria, and they are each focused on a single race/animal in Guild Wars. It’s literally a scientific nature show for guild wars and they did an excellent job at it. I felt like I was some normal resident of Tyria watching a production from a Priory Scholar.
They have less than 200 views on each though, which makes me sad because they really did an excellent job.

Maybe go check em out and give them some love?

Heres the link to their Quaggan focused video:

And to their sloth one(yay sloths):

There’s also mushrooms and Saurians :)

Alright go and enjoy! :D

actual conversation i had with an underclassman
  • Me: You draw? That’s awesome, can i see your Sketchbook? I’ll show you mine if you want.
  • Her: Yeah sure!
  • Her: *hesitates*
  • Her: Hey so... mmm are you, umconfortable with...mmm you know, Yaoi?
  • Me: Nah!
  • Her: Uff... ok, because i have soo many drawings in this one about Cain and A...
  • Me: Abel?
  • Her: ...
  • Her: ... Yeah!
  • Me: Starfighter?
  • Her: Starfighter.
  • Me: Where have you been all this time

anonymous asked:

Hey! Not sure if you spoke about this already... After watching 712, do you think the Ferris wheel on the wall in 610 was supposed to foreshadow (if that's the correct word) a shift in their relationship? Almost like going from BF/GF to husband and wife. I ask because you're so good at putting things into words.

Oh wow, thank you. ☺ So I think the ferris wheel is definitely a constant on this show, in the Grimes home, and certainly for Michonne. I think we first see it featured in final scene of season 5, where she attempts to put her sword back up, but she decides to keep it instead, and it’s prominent in the background. (I’m sure we get a glimpse of it before this, but it seems quite deliberate here.)

So I like to think the purpose of them showing it all the way back then was to speak to her upcoming arc in season 6. The wheel representing the circle of life, and the completeness that she’s looking for in the next season. Her journey has been a slow but continuous road to recovering what she lost. She essentially died when her family did, emotionally at least, and every season she’s come a little bit more back to life. So I think showing this as a prelude to season 6 represents that evolution for her. We see her become open to the prospect of love again, where she takes on Carl and Judith as her children, and starts this new relationship with Rick. So I’d say the Ferris wheel in their home represents the wholeness of their lives, and specifically Michonne’s, finally.

And as it relates to 7x12, I think the Ferris wheel (and the carnival in general) became a great way to denote the lightness of this episode and the happiness in these two characters at that moment. It reinforced the idea that they were having fun, that this getaway was a respite from all the heavier things they were dealing with. But what comes with that is a reminder that this can’t last forever. Because the nature of a Ferris wheel is that you’re on top of the world one minute, and back on the ground the next. And that’s precisely what happens to them when Michonne thinks that Rick has died. Real life comes and knocks them down, as it so often does. So in that vein, I think the wheel also represents the inevitable cyclical nature of life.

Wheels represent tons of things, of course (even in the way that wheels = circles = rings = marriage), but I’ve noticed that they seem closely tied to Michonne, especially, so that’s where my head went. Thank you for the awesome question!