What I scream back:
Gintama is a complex, historical anime based on the transition Japan makes at the end of the Edo Period. This period is marked, historically, by the arrival of "the black ships"; which has brilliantly been mapped onto an alien invasion. While not keeping with history entirely, many characters have corresponding historical figures who the author, Sorachi-sensei, has taken real traits and historical facts about and incorporated them into their character development in a way to fit his own story. The plot follows through the different ways Edo (the planet Gintama takes place on) has been stricken by corruption, each plot arc deepening the complex web of characters and organizations involved in all the conspiracy within or influencing the government and/or universe. The plot, then, is Gintoki and all of his comrades' (sometimes accidental) endeavour to keep their friends, and consequently Edo, safe from the evil influencing the bakufu, all while incidentally uncovering new, more sinister threats to their planet, government, and way of life. Bring this further to before the series began with the war that brought us to where we begin, and you will find a sub-storyline of Gintoki's past and how his former allies have taken the paths they have chosen, justifying the good, evil, and sometimes stupidity they exude. Gintama, however, is now at the very end of the Edo Period, and most recent arcs involving the Shogun and Shinsengumi mark the transition Japan will make into the Meiji Era. Gintama is filled with death, war, tears, laughs, hope, and strong bonds of friendship across all walks of life. This plot is broken up by long chunks of nonsensical, outrageously comedic chapters/episodes and arcs that are meant to either develop characters or their relationships across and within their respective groups or organizations in order to justify their actions taken and teamwork in the plot arcs, or have no purpose at all except to make you laugh and fall in love with all of the silly, beautiful characters. Now, say Gintama has no plot one more time, bitch.
Okay that last meme reblog didn’t work so…inbox is wide open and waiting for all and sundry to send me stuff - headcanons, random thoughts, stories, ideas, questions…anything to help me with my writing slump please!
So my brother is a huge MCU/comics nerd as well, and also a very progressive, sensitive, queer-identified person, and yet when I asked him if he wants to go see Wonder Woman next weekend he was like “if it’s actually good”
DUDE I KNOW YOU ARE TEAM MCU BUT SERIOUSLY YOU EXPECT ME TO GIVE A SHIT THAT THE STAR OF THE SEVENTH SPIDER-MAN FILM IN 15 YEARS SANG RIHANNA ON LIPSYNC BATTLE AND YOU WON’T COMMIT TO SEEING A MOVIE THAT HAS EARLY RAVE REVIEWS.
-you know those cheap foam and plastic flip flops you can get in packs of two in the dollar bin at a wal mart, yeah boy has at least like three pairs (technically four but one pair has teeth marks all over bc the dog liked to play with shoes so really that pair is just a glorified fly swatter at this point)
-not only do his parents come out for family day but so do his cousins and his uncles and his grandma and his older sister and his little brother
-he has a picture of himself on his birthday every year with his face smashed into the cake
-(speaking of birthdays his grandad has definitely done the thing where he gets those trick candles that you can’t blow out no matter how hard you try and it has happened more than once)