so many people overlook the genuine love of friends. how platonic relationships sometimes are more permanent. friendships like “hang on let me send you a nude i want you to tell me if this underwear looks good”. friendships like no, don’t, the peach looks literally so much better on you, you pop in peach. friendships like dump him but i understand why it’s hard for you to let go of deep relationships so i’ll be here until you do dump him and i’ll be the only one not to say “i told you so.” friendships like call me at three in the morning because of a spider, like hey saw this and thought of you but it’s a spongebob meme, like people think we’re dating and we honestly haven’t corrected them, like tell you the truth even if it’s a hard one to hear, like trust you with my life. friendships like wait i have the perfect outfit for you to wear on your date i’m driving the 45 minutes so we can play dressup and talk about flirting. like i know when to comfort you and when to distract you. like you’re kind of my favorite person but like also don’t tell anyone i said that i will deny it you’re gross and a jerk. like i know you’re sad come over i made cider and halloweentown is queued up and ready to go. like i will use your body as a shield between myself and the scary movie but i have also jumped someone for speaking badly to you. like you’ve been my rock my sword and the person who drags my drunk ass home. like that love that’s just two people who can sit in a room together with a bottle of wine in our bodies talking about how directors make poor color choices in movies. that’s love. don’t write it off because they don’t make movies around it. but that’s love.
Can we talk about this scene
for a minute? Because I tear up literally every damn time I watch it.
After losing his son, Iroh
fought tirelessly to save his nephew from Ozai’s brainwashing, no matter how
hard Zuko tried to push him away. But even after years of sticking by him
through every dead end and reckless gambit, Zuko still goes back to his awful father. Once
again, Iroh couldn’t save his son and it just kills him.
Then the kid shows up with team Avatar, because it turns out
some of those proverbs got through to him after all.
But the part that really gets me is Zuko’s perspective.
Sitting outside that tent,
he’s so damn scared. He’s so convinced Iroh hates him, he won’t even go in
without a pep talk from Katara. Everyone else can see that Iroh will be proud
of what his nephew has done since they last met, but Zuko can’t. When Zuko goes
in to see the family he disappointed, he’s braced for yelling and fire and rage
because that’s what he’s been raised to expect when he screws up. Pissing off
his father got him disgraced, burned, tossed in the street, told he didn’t
deserve to be alive, and shot at with lightening. A lifetime of experience says
he should be
scared. He doesn’t expect to be forgiven, he just wants Iroh to know he’s
And then Iroh’s not even mad. NOT EVEN MAD.
Mercy and compassion are so alien to Zuko that immediate forgiveness wasn’t
even a remote possibility. He’s so utterly confused, but at the same time, so,
so relieved. He hasn’t lost his only family. The only person who stayed by him
all those years in exile. The only father who loved him.
They both thought they’d lost
the only family they had left. Instead, they find themselves closer than
they’ve ever been. And I tear up every damn time.
Yknow. After Lance says they should get out of there (valid suggestion considering giant pillars of death started rising out of the ground), shiro totally disregards him. Then after everything when they get back into their lions Lance growls. Growls. We haven’t seen him angry enough to growl yet. He’s always been the happy one.
This is the start of the rift ripped in the team. It has to be. Lance’s anger towards shiro not listening to him (the way Keith would have listened) is the first sign that Lance will side with Keith when everything goes to shit.
When Lance does, imagine how much more worth they both will feel when they realize they both need each other for stability and strength. The creators even said Lance was Keith’s stability and honestly I think Keith is Lance’s stability in a few ways as well
I say this as a voltron lover, not a klance shipper, but that would be the greatest moment in all of voltron history.
Can we talk for a minute about how incredible Phineas and Ferb was when it came to portraying separated and blended families?
Like, first off, the Flynn-Fletchers. They’re a blended family. Linda Flynn (mother of Phineas Flynn and Candace Flynn) married Lawrence Fletcher (father of Ferb Fletcher). There is no “evil step-parent” or “ugly step-siblings”. There’s a bit of one-sided sibling rivalry, but it’s along age lines, not blend lines (Candace vs her little brothers). The characters themselves don’t ever draw any attention to the fact that they’re a blended family. When Phineas introduces his brother, it’s “my brother, Ferb” not “my step-brother”
If you weren’t paying attention to the last names that get mentioned every now and then, you might never notice.
Then, on the other side of the equation, we have the Doofenshmirtz family. Charlene and Heinz Doofenshmirtz divorced, but their daughter Vanessa is far from “caught in the middle”.
While we don’t see the exact custody arrangement, Vanessa spends some time with one parent, some time with the other. When Heinz and Charlene see each other, they seem to be on pretty good terms (though there can be some low-key snark).
And, most tellingly, when speaking to Vanessa, Charlene makes it very clear that she didn’t divorce Heinz because he was evil, but
in her words, they just didn’t get along very well and wanted different things
. (It’s played for laughs since Heinz Doofenshmirtz’s job description is literally “Evil Scientist”, but that sentiment there is still important.)
Though Heinz and Charlene aren’t compatible with each other, they haven’t pulled their daughter into their squabbles. Each one loves her very much, and each one wants her to have a good relationship with her other parent.
He made me feel every bit of desperation he was feeling. How you can’t remember something so simple, so yours, something that in any normal situation you could say it like you can sing your favorite song. But there’s any of that and he just makes you feel it, he doesn’t even has to say it, it’s there in his eyes; how lost he feels.
And all I have to say is: Jensen, you’re definitely one of the best actors I’ve seen and it’s amazingly beautiful the way in which you can get to people’s feelings with your expressions.
That said, now Jared. (I cry a lot with SPN because of this bitch, too)
I’ve been all emotional because of Sam in countless times, Jared gives such expression to Sam that you can’t help yourself.
I was as worried as Sam at this moment and even though I saw Dean’s words as a joke I was totally lost and trying to keep calm but no can do, this is Supernatural we’re talking about. Sam’s expressions here say so much, him shaking his head, him looking away, the little smile he makes, the sigh of relief, the way his eyes look watery. He was going to loose it if the counterspell didn’t work. It’s seen that he can’t lose Dean, not like that, not again. He goes with “not funny” but you gotta see it in his face, you gotta hear it in his voice. Is such a strong feeling kinda like he was making me feel it.
Jared, you’re freaking gold and you never fail to amaze me, you never fail to make me feel every single thing Sam feels.
Honestly, I’ve gotta thank the world for having such great actors as Jared and Jensen to play the characters I love the most because clearly without them I wouldn’t have fallen in love with the Winchesters. Thanks for, and to, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.
but also can we talk about how you can’t go 20 minutes this season of Bojack without some reference to misogyny and how patriarchy fucks women up?? especially so in episode 11 and with all the insight we gain into Beatrice, how sexist expectations and men trapped her in an unloving and unsatisfactory life. and Honey was straight up lobotomized because she was grieving her son and received no support from her cheating and callous husband. and the way Princess Caroline is treated so callously by her doctors when she has her fifth miscarriage. even the gun episode was made into a gendered issue. the writers pulled no punches this season when being raw and honest about the damage of being a woman under patriarchy
Can we talk about Finn for a minute? I keep reading that Finn gets described as “flat” or “boring” by some in the Star Wars fandom. Obviously everyone’s entitled to their opinion. But I’ll tell you, from my perspective? He’s one of the most unique, charismatic Star Wars characters out there.
1. Finn humanized stormtroopers. Made us experience panic and terror at the terrible choices they have to make. Stormtroopers, who were practically a joke in the other movies - white plastic statutes that existed just to get shot and clatter into a pile.
2. Finn’s flight with Poe Dameron is an explosion of emotion. That scene blew me away. Both of them had so much fun with it, and you can see Finn feel the real impact of having a name, rather than being a number.
3. Finn is profoundly empathetic and protective. Hell, I swear he cares about BB8 when he has to describe the plane crash, and Poe’s “death”, to the droid.
4. Finn shows tremendous range in this movie. Traumatized (stormtrooper battle), jocular (”you got a boyfriend?”), joyous (”that’s one hell of a pilot”), wistful (”Take care of yourself. Please.”), angry (ligthsaber battle), I could go on. I like Luke Skywalker as much as the next fan, but I think Finn shows more range in this one film than Luke did in all three.
5. Finn’s story arc is powerful, subversive, and inspiring. Going from a number to a name. Finding a family after being taken from his home as a child. Turning his back on the First Order and then realizing he needs to go further, and embrace the cause of the Resistance.
6. Finn’s relationship with Rey. I’m gonna get choked up about this, so I’ll just say John Boyega is an amazing actor, and I loved every scene he had with Daisy Ridley.
Anyway that’s my fangirling contribution. To me, Finn’s amazing.
Can we take a minute to talk about how excited Candace Cranston was for her son? First it was “Billy, Jason Scott is here to see you!” And then it was “Jason Scott and Kimberly Hart and Zack Taylor and some girl named Deedee (Trini) are here to see you!”
Just… imagine Candace trying to raise a son on her own, especially when he clearly gets bullied and has a hard time making friends, and over the course of eleven days, he goes from no friends to four other kids coming to pick him up, actually initiating positive interaction with him and I can only imagine how happy it made her to see her son making friends.
Can we take a minute and talk about how fantastic Harry’s voice sounds on this song? It’s rich, it’s not strained, his technique is on point for rock. his falsetto is clear and pure. The beginning in particular is clean and precise. His belt at the end is open and fully supported. His breath control is spot on. And the little details like the way he transitions from chest voice to falsetto in the bridge on “will we ever learn?” is SO SMART. He’s using such strong dynamics. He has grown so much and I’m just so incredibly impressed. And so incredibly proud.