“Many people pay for this you know? It’s called acupuncture”
Samurai Jack tries to be positive while things are grim as shit really cheers me up. Even after years and years and years of wondering aimlessly, being lost, etc going through a lot of shits, he’s still remain positive.
After Ashi relentlessly tried to kill him, he still saved her, took care of her and tried to lighten things up a bit.
Jack’s spirit is what so good about the series. The new season has grown darker, yet that only compliments the character of Jack. I absolutely love this thing.
For any of you remotely thinking Cole would leave the show or is thinking about it does this sound like someone who is not dedicated to the show and the development.
Taken from his reddit reply 3 days ago.
Here’s my opinion on this tall order as an actor on the show, so take it with a grain of salt.
While a smaller season (13 episodes) would keep the narratives more succinct, a larger season would compliment our show in the exact way we have all been wanting.
What you guys probably don’t know, because you’re only seeing the final product, is that we cut a TON of footage from this season due to timing. If nothing shot was omitted, we, realistically, would have had around 17 episodes worth of content.
We’re a huge ensemble for a show. Massive. And were only getting bigger. With Kevin becoming a series regular in season two, and the introduction of a host of new, fundamental, characters to the season, a taller order will give us space to discuss characters that many people feel didn’t get the screen time they deserved (which we all agree with).
it will also benefit us with negative space. What do I mean by negative space? I mean silence. Silence is a fundamental, drama building rule for entertainment. Actors will often bury a lot of micro expressions within that silence, and that can lend itself to character development. negative space is something season 1, truthfully, doesn’t have a lot of. And a larger season will allow us to keep and hold our voices in scenes that I believe will serve the quality of our show.
Another thing to consider, is that the majority of our audience comes from digital mediums such as the CW app and netflix. With our introduction to US netflix this month, many people will be binging our show all at once. A larger season only assists this kind of digestion.
Lastly, a larger season keeps everyone on the crew working :) many families will be very pleased to have a larger working order.
As of now, I can’t spoil too much, but we are not planning on any “filler” episodes. Considering how jam packed season 1 was, a larger order will allow us to re-infuse the show with a lot of the neo-noir genre elements we all grew to love as a cast and crew.
We’re all very excited to start working, and equally excited for you guys to see all our prospective work.
SHINee’s Taemin Tries Really, Really Hard To Hype Up Onew’s Cooking Skills - e.kang, soompi
SHINee’s Taemin is nothing but truthful.
During his appearance on the March 13 episode of Olive TV’s “Cook & Order” (tentative title), SHINee’s Onew prepared a special video featuring his fellow member Taemin.
Taken while they were on tour in Japan, the video showed the youngest member trying his hardest to say good things about Onew’s cooking abilities, even if Onew kept shooting himself in the foot.
Taemin started off by mentioning that Onew had once made paella, a Spanish rice dish, for him, when Onew suddenly disses himself and said, “You tasted raw rice that time, didn’t you?”
Taken aback by the sudden self-attack, Taemin truthfully, and hilariously, replied, “I really can’t forget it. It had its own charm, and I’ve eaten a lot of delicious food, but the food Onew made for me was very new and unique.”
It didn’t end there, as Onew claimed that his knife skills were exceptional because he’s “never hurt his hands.” Of course, he immediately followed up with, “Because I haven’t used knifes very often.”
Honest Taemin tried to turn the situation around once more and compliment Onew’s cooking skills.
“Seasoning, the taste, things like these…,” Taemin started off, before he amusingly confessed, “It’s really hard, trying to say positive things. It feels like I’m trying to squeeze [water] out of a dry rag.”
While Onew’s cooking abilities were later put to the test, at least he can always count on Taemin to say good things!
i love that skam shows us such beautiful and sincere friendships between girls, i love how supportive of each other the main five girl characters are, how loving they are and how they learn from each other and help each other grow. but another thing that the show does brilliantly is show us these moments of support between girls who aren’t necessarily friends (yet), who’ve never talked to each other before. noora seeing eva getting called a “slut” and seeing her stand alone, and making a joke to make her laugh, and to try to make her not feel as affected by the insult. eva seeing vilde cry in the bathroom and asking her if she’s okay, and searching for her friend through an entire crowd of partying teenagers. iben consoling eva and trying to give her the best advice she could, being present and patient. mari complimenting noora’s lipstick, and later on in the season reassuring her and answering her questions about what happened during niko’s party
be there for the girls around you, not only the ones who are already a part of your life. if you see a girl looking sad at a party, go have a chat with her. if you see a girl cry, go ask her what’s wrong, offer some support. if you see a girl wearing a pretty lipstick or nail polish or an item of clothing you like, tell her. it will make her feel good. as long as you’re being respectful, the worst thing that could happen is that the other girl won’t be really responsive and that could lead to a bit of awkwardness, but then again it could simply mean that this girl is shy or taken aback by your kindness, but still thankful for it, still feeling better because of it. and honestly that’s not something that’s ever happened to me, each time i’ve been on the giving end in those situations, i’ve had positive responses. and it makes you feel good, it feels incredible to know you’ve had a positive impact on a girl who is not necessarily your friend. and you know, maybe you’ll never see that girl again, but she might also become an important part of your life as a result of your kind gesture
and once again, i’m so glad skam is showing us these examples of these wonderful girls simply being there for each other, regardless of their lack of history. because seeing that type of behavior in a show you love inspires you to do the same and because in a society that reinforces competition between girls, we need to be there for other instead. so let’s do just that, let’s be kind and generous and protective of each other. let’s stand up for each other and defend each other, and support each other the way the skam girls do 💝
gosh I’m so cute SUPER EXCITED FOR THE FINALE even though you can’t see it in the pictures haha, but the weather has been amazing this week, I mean I can actually go outside in just a sundress? wonderful. if I look dead inside it’s bc I’m studying for my exams, nevertheless I’m going to try to watch live tonight (!!) I’ve been stressed all day help. getting more and more excited. qmskldjfqmlsklmkj
I also want to say: I love all of you so damn much!!!! I’m almost at 500 followers (how??), I got amazing compliments today, I started talking to so many wonderful people this season and idk I am so emotional I love all of you let me hug you one by one <333
going to tag quite some people so it’s going behind the cut
Do you have any thoughts for what Clarke can do to make you like her character again? I was so looking forward to her arc after 4x08 but after this episode i'm dead. And with only a few episodes left idk what she could do to fix it for me. even something as big as her tangibly rejecting or destroying the chip (which lbr, the writers don't wanna upset the antis so they probs won't go there) it still won't be enough.
I don’t think Clarke’s arc is complete, which is why I haven’t completely eradicated her from my “List of Characters I Like” list. I mistakenly believed (like many) that when she took the Nightblood in 408, it was a sign that she was finally letting go of the “I am Clarke and I am the only one who knows how to fix all the problems” mentality. Unfortunately, this turned out not to be the case.
HOWEVER, when I look at the arcs that Bellamy and Clarke are both on this Season and think back on previous Seasons and realize that often their arcs compliment each other, I notice that Bellamy and Clarke’s arcs haven’t….intersected yet.
Bellamy’s arc this Season has been all about learning how to let people go, letting them live their lives as they see fit, while Clarke’s has been about overcoming her tribalism (or so it seems) and becoming her own kind of leader. These arcs seem different on the surface but their not at all.
In order for Clarke to complete her arc successfully she needs to come to the realization that she can’t just tell people “this is how we’re going to do it-because I said so!”- which sounds a lot like L/xa’s “They are my subjects!” and Roan’s- “I am a King!. Clarke isn’t the Commander, she’s not the sovereign. She’s not even the Chancellor.
It seems the show has been telling us from the beginning that the old ways of leadership need to die (literally): Jaha (Chancellor) seemingly died in Season 1, Dante and Cage (Presidents of Mt. Weather) both died in Season 2, L/xa (Commander) and Pike (Chancellor) died in Season 3. We don’t know which leader will die in Season 4, but it seems that the leaders who are unwilling to change, who are stuck in the “old ways” don’t make it to see the end of the show.
If Clarke can’t change, can’t learn that she’s not destined to be the leader of the Arkadians by some sort of divine right (like L/xa and Roan), that she can’t just force people to bend to her will (like L/xa and Roan), that she can’t bear it all so they don’t have to (like Dante), that she can’t force her will on groups of people who are not her own (like Pike), she will die. And as she’s meant to be the hero of the story, I don’t think she’s going to stay in this rut.
I have a lot of hope that now that Bellamy has learned the “You can’t save someone who doesn’t want to be saved” lesson from Kane, and has applied it (as of last episode) and he and Clarke are reunited, he can begin to share what he’s learned with her, which will help to balance out Clarke’s leadership (because a large part of Clarke’s problem is that she thinks she is the ONLY one who bears the weight of leadership-when we as the audience know this not to be true).
Eliza said in a recent interview about the episodes leading up to the finally that Clarke leans on her friends a lot, which gives me hope that what I’m thinking is right. So….here’s hoping!
what she means:
i am so proud of tsukishima kei. he's come so far. not only did he actually compliment kageyama, which he would have never done back in the first season, but he actually managed to stop ushijima's spike. more than that, he planned on at least stopping a few of them before the match even started, which means he believed enough in himself to think he could actually manage to block on of the top spikers in japan. tsukishima. believed. in himself. i'm literally crying about this? tsukishima's character development is so good. it's good and pure and