After the interviewer leaves and they’re sitting around wasting time until the performance, Jongin looks over, licks his lips and says, “Hey.”
“Hmm?” Taemin’s eyes are still on the girl group performing onscreen but he tilts his head towards Jongin to show he’s listening. Slim fingers tap on his knees as he bobs to the catchy backbeat.
“Do you like anyone in EXO?” Jongin finally asks. It was one of the questions in the interview that had been asked of Taemin and the one that Jongin had interrupted by obnoxiously exclaiming, “Me, of course!” They hadn’t gotten around to Taemin’s answer after that. Jongin has a bad habit of ruminating over past events no matter how seemingly insignificant, because he’s learned the hard way that being good-looking and popular doesn’t seem to stop him from saying stupid things on national television.
Taemin glances at him and chuckles. “Why,” he says, “Youlike anyone in EXO?”
Jongin balks and says, “I didn’t mean it like that!”
“How’d you mean it then?”
“I just,” Jongin struggles for the words. “I don’t know. You looked like you had something to say! You made kind of a face.”
“I made a face,” Taemin repeats with an incredulous smile. Jongin thinks it’s a good thing that Taemin is attractive becomes sometimes he can be the most condescending little shit you’ve ever met.
“oh my…” tobias stood frozen in his place, his anger suddenly replacing itself with confusion as the familiar face stood in front of him. he hadn’t seen anastasia in years and even then he didn’t want to considering his stance on how the two’s relationship ended. he was never one to stay mad at anyone but the vargas boy never found closure which is what made this harder than he’d thought. “i-i was just coming to t-tell you to um– keep it down please? i live next door and i can’t focus on my uh– my work with all of the noise.”
Vulnerability can be a political statement of power, in some regards, then, when considering an intersectional feminist stance. I then wonder if vulnerability, coupled with strength, is the media’s definition of womanhood. Are there instances where depictions of male characters are called upon to be vulnerable as well?
Rand may very well be the best option on ballots come 2016 (probably by a lot, considering his purported stance on drones and the NSA and the TSA and “Obamacare” and the budget, relative to the other potential candidates at least), but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’d be a good option. Particularly not when he demonstrates an eagerness for foreign meddling, even if it is less blood-thirsty than his predecessors…
Bonnie Kristian (hipsterlibertarian) noted yesterday, in chastising certain libertarians who are displeased with Rand Paul, that we must be able to distinguish and prioritize some issues over others to best analyze candidates. She explained that some issues are more central and of higher importance than others, and as such should carry more weight in our analysis.
Shulk definitely sets an interesting precedent as the first character who can alter their stats on the fly. Though we wouldn’t necessarily call him the series’ first “stance” fighter, since there have been characters who can alter their movesets in the past!
Though the feature is being removed this time around, transforming characters have been able to alter their movesets with the press of a button (well, Samus was a bit more complicated than that). One could consider Zelda Smash’s first stance character, though we agree that Smash uses the mechanic much differently than most games.
Shulk has a lot of interestinig traits to offer, and is just one more example of how unique Smash 4’s newcomers are going to be.