character development hell yeah

About Musashi’s Speaking Style

I’m not sure if people realize this, but in Japanese Musashi actually has a really distinct way of speaking that’s actually really similar to how Mitsuru talks. They both use very relaxed, casual language that gives off an almost sleepy sort of feel, but like Musashi’s is somehow even more relaxed than Mitsuru’s, like it’s incredibly chill and laid back.

And here’s the thing, like, Musashi didn’t really start talking that way until after the tournament when he lost his flames and went back to be being ‘just a normal prisoner.’ Like after he got rid of his powers and learned Kenshirou was gonna go after the man with the scar he just…stopped being so tense, I guess??

And I dunno man, I just really like the way Musashi talks now. He’s gone from being the angry fire dude trying to kill Jyugo to literally the most chill person in all of Nanba, even more chill than Mitsuru of all people, and listen man I just, I think that’s the most beautiful thing to happen to this guy, he deserves this so much. He deserves to be safe and happy and to have all the afternoon naps he could want ‘cause he’s just. So pure??

Listen he’s just a really good character and I’m really happy with how far he’s come okay listen

I AM PISSED

I think that with my past posts I have won a reputation of a person that complains about everything. 

Well, this is me complaining a lot about this season.

I was happy when I knew we’ve had Yousana clip, but my excitement, did not last long.

I am PISSED right now. As you may have seen from the last clip, Yousef is leaving next Saturday to Turkey. Okay. CAN YOU TELL ME HOW THE FUCK SANA AND YOUSEF’S RELATIONSHIP IS GOING TO PROGRESS? ‘Cause I can’t understand. They’ve been the ENTIRE season looking and smiling at each other, they’ve LITERALLY had 3 proper interactions and now Yousef is leaving. ARE YOU FOR REAL?!

You are telling me that I’ve been keeping hope this whole season for Yousana to have more interaction and now you are sending Yousef away? TO TURKEY? FOR ALMOST 2 MONTHS?

And now William is back?! I mean, I get it that he is back AS LONG AS HIM AND NOORA DON’T STEAL SANA’S SCREEN TIME. But they clearly ARE!! 

Julie, can you stop introducing more plots to the story and FOCUS on the fucking main character?! 

Is it that hard for you to realize that all the conversations they have had don’t make any progress in their relationship? 

Yousana is the same as it was at the beginning of the season. LITERALLY. THE. SAME. 

And what really pisses me off is the fact that we have one episode left with Yousef, and they are going to spend this whole week focusing on Noora and William and then have a shitty interaction LEADING NOWHERE between Sana and Yousef. 

And I understand that this is the last season and that you want to include all characters form pasts seasons. I get it. But for fuck’s sake, if you are aware that you don’t have time to put it all together in 10 episodes, make 20! OR MAKE THEM LONGER, BECAUSE ALL WE’VE HAD, HAS BEEN SHITTY SHORT 20 MINUTES EPISODES. 

What you cannot do, is introduce a love interest in the first episode, and then put only one clip of them every week, and in that SHORT clip the only thing we get are 5 minutes of them looking at each other. AND THAT IS FINE. I love when they look at each other with heart eyes, but for the love of God, make them talk too. Make them develop their relationship.

You cannot waste 10 minutes of episode on a couple that you are not even bothering to develop. I am sorry, but I have not seen any change in their relationship. NONE. WHATSOEVER. 

Last season we had Evak everywhere (or at least I recall it like that), I had enough Evak to stop a train (and I am not complaining). But in this season, Sana and Yousef have had the minimum of interaction, and that interaction is ALWAYS interrupted by other characters. How the hell are you going to develop their relationship?

So yeah… I don’t understand how they are managing this season. The lack of evolution on an important part of the plot is too much, and is making me not enjoy this season as much as I would like to. ‘Cause trust me, I am forcing myself to love this season… but all I get is disappointment and frustration.

I love the cast, I love SKAM, I am Yousana trash, but… damn… try harder Julie, ‘cause this season is shitty. 

Someone had to say it.

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The story of Thorin Oakenshield

In the Battle of Azanulbizar Thorin defeated Azog, the biggest enemy of the dwarves since the Balrog of Morgoth, using a sword, and a branch as his shield. The latter would later earn him the title Thorin ’Oakenshield’. He’s lived with this title for over a hundred years, he was praised and respected no doubt. Thorin the Pale Orc slayer and whatnot. He did good. He saved the Line of Durin, even though the cost was already great, having lost his brother, father and grandfather. The role of the king passed on to him, even though during those years spent in Ered Luin he never felt like one. Nevertheless, this meant that the responsibility for reclaiming Erebor fell on his shoulders harder than ever. It was his duty and his right to do it. So he started the journey back.

Mid-way he was confronted with the same nightmare he thought he’d gotten rid off all those years ago. The one he thought was forever behind him. The one he also used to comfort himself with knowing that he had defeated it. Except he didn’t. Imagine him living for a hundred years thinking his title was worth something, only to later realize it was false. He failed. The one thing he was sure he did right came back to bite him in the ass. He was a fraud. His reputation was slaughtered on the spot. A hundred years worth of guilt and self-accusation for not finishing the job when he had the chance, a hundred years of living on fake glory came crashing on his head. In one big outburst of disbelief and rage he charged against the same enemy again and failed spectacularly. His title literally slipped through his fingers as the eagle carried him away. After that night a new purpose sparked in him. He had to defend his honor.

Then he reclaimed the mountain, his home, and the sickness struck. All of a sudden he wanted to be more. Now he called himself a king. He was powerful, rich, unbeatable. He forgot his recent grievances. He forgot about his failures. “Do not speak to me as if I were some lowly dwarf lord. As if I were still Thorin Oakenshield.” That name and that title were now small and insignificant. Not because he failed, but because now that title couldn’t have compared to that of a true king of Erebor. The treasures he’d now owned couldn’t have been countered with anything else. Not even his honor and reputation. Azog was nameless, unimportant, history.

He would’ve hid himself inside the stone walls and died there had it not been for his friends. Had he not later opened his eyes thanks to them and shed his golden armor, his crown and charged outside. He remembered who he was. For whom he did all of this. And now he risked disappointing them. He won the mountain. Now was the time to take care of one more thing. He went to make sure the snake lost more than a hand this time. For his honor, his people, for Fili and Kili he sacrificed himself and killed the enemy. He was Thorin Oakenshield again. He was the lowly dwarf lord that led his people through exile, who helped them prosper again and who with the help of 12 dwarves, a hobbit and a Wizard took back his home from a dragon. 

He was a King.

The 1-2 star reviews for the book is killing my soul for Trials of Apollo.

Half of them are either homophobic or too stuck in the old series.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the first and second. PJO was a fast paced heart wrenching experience. HoO was even more so except for the ending.

This expands upon so many characters and allows us to see them without them being the main protagonists. It’s getting gay and bisexuality out there as well which is a huge step! Now people are getting onto Rick for “oh you should have a bi girl in it” “I can’t have homosexual characters in my household” “this is base towards children and you have gay characters?!” Etc etc

Give the author some slack.

It’s a long process and it’s either the tags don’t do it justice.

Honestly, in the beginning Apollo sounded like a whinny teen who just had their phone taken away. We have actual character development in this! And it’s not centered around romance, that’s the side characters my friends. Apollo grieves for his lovers in this and that to me is something that the first two series could never do.

Sorry for the rant.

Guys… DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS??

LUCY HAS GIVEN UP ONE OF HER KEYS, HER MOTHER’S KEY AT THAT, SO THAT SHE COULD SAVE EVERYONE IN FAIRY TAIL!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THAT BIG WHOPPING SACRIFICE RIGHT THERE!!!

LOOK AT HOW MUCH IT HURT HER!! LOOK AT IT!! AQUARIUS WAS ONE OF THE ONLY MEMORIES OF HER MOTHER SHE HAD LEFT, SO NOW IT MIGHT BE THE TIME FOR LUCY TO GET UP AND MOVE FORWARD!!

NOT ONLY THAT, SHE’S SUMMONED THE BIG CELESTIAL BOSS HIMSELF TO SMOOSH HADES AND HIS ILK!!

NO MORE PUSHED OFF TO THE SIDE LUCY! NO MORE JUST DEVELOPMENT IN PHYSICAL STRENGTH LUCY. NOW’S THE TIME FOR HELL YEAH EMOTIONAL FLIPPIN’ CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT LUCY!!! NOW IT’S ALL COMING TOGETHER! YES!!!