don't steal omg

Watched the first episode of American Gods and whoooooo, boy. This is going to be one of those things I watch a hundred times in order to catch everything. I’ve said it before, but this casting is gold. Definitely glad I waited until the anesthetics had worn off. That would have been a trip.

Submission:

You always have neat things to say, so I have a question for you. In the upcoming crossover trailer, Mick mentions to Kara that he burned his family alive. This sort of surprised me, because I don’t think that is necessarily information Mick would casually share–especially to someone he just met. I don’t even think the original Legends team knew (besides Len and maybe Rip) before the Pilgrim, so why the sudden sharing of backstory?

My personal opinion is that Mick’s trying to put her off. Kara comes across as someone who blatantly likes to help and bond with anyone she comes across, and because Mick is not sure he deserves that help he tries to push her away with the ugliest bits about him. He needs to be undesirable, unforgiven. He’s still grieving; he doesn’t want anyone having touchy-feely moments with him or getting too close, so he adds familicide to his “animal/IQ of meat” front so people will leave him the fuck alone.

What do you think?

Originally posted by fatedxdestiny

I mostly agree with you, though I don’t think it’s coming purely from a place of self-loathing because he needs to remain unforgiven (in his own mind). I think it’s more that he keeps others away, at arm’s length, for fear that they will confirm all of his most negative thoughts and feelings about himself if he lets them in. By keeping the angry front, the ‘deliberately being an ass’ behavior I’ve talked about, at the forefront, it means that if people don’t like him or don’t respect him and his intellect, it’s because of that, and not because of the parts of himself he actually feels vulnerable about. For instance, it’s one thing to have your intellect insulted when you’re playing dumb, and totally another to have it insulted when you’re trying your hardest to be smart, or thought you had done something clever.

So him telling Kara about his past seems to me to come from that place: having to keep her away because like you said, she’s warm and sweet and wants to see the best in people and reach out to them, and that would make Mick feel quite vulnerable (especially because he might unconsciously think: what if she sees the best in everyone else but still hates me? what would that say about me?). Finding bigger tools with which to push her away (e.g., mentioning the familicide) makes sense in that lens then. “She’ll hate me for that” and he’s safe again, from letting people in, and the vulnerability that comes along with it.

Beyond that, a slightly less in-depth reading is just that, like you said, no one knew before (except Len), but now everyone he works with does, thanks to The Pilgrim. The secret’s out. And he might want to be the person to tell his own secrets before anyone else can tell it behind his back. Putting it front and center because he knows he can’t hide from it anymore, so it adds it to his arsenal and armor instead.

And finally, I think we also need to consider the impact that seeing his younger self had on him. Technically, a stay at that house with Rip’s foster mom has been added to his past now, right? Even if he was returned to the same moment in time from which he left so his absence wasn’t noticed, he should still have gained that memory at some point (same with teen!Sara actually). Hearing from his older self might have impacted how he ultimately coped with it. 

Alternately, if that’s not the case (because Legends and continuity are not friends so maybe we shouldn’t assume he’d remember his stay at that place), he still talked to his younger self. Mick’s had that event as a memory, something he did. Now he got to see it as something this young teenager did. Still him, but the contrast between him now and him at that age is stark. He can see that he was just a scared boy who didn’t mean to do it, who has all these walls up. He’s been confronted with that reality, and now that he has, it might mean that he’s being more open about what happened. It was a mistake, and though I’m sure he’ll always blame himself for it, he can recognize that it was an accident, in a way he might not have let himself before seeing that young scared kid.

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HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY, SAMMY !!

I know he’s not gonna see this, but I’m writing out a sappy note anyway because he just means that much to me. So obviously this YouNow is a little dated since he’s got brown hair and all, but the words still stand. He broadcasted this at a time where I really needed some encouragement and just positivity in general, and it was basically my moment where I was like “Wow okay, he actually cares.” I’m not really sure why these words in particular had such a big impact on me? But since then, I’ve been so much happier and comfortable with myself, all because of this goofball. I’m just really grateful for Sam because he’s such a positive person who just wants to spread good vibes and laughs, and he’s a literal ray of sunshine, so with that being said, happy birthday to my favorite person! 

Eurovision 2015: Negative YouTube Comments
  • Italy: It's not fair to promote a 3:40 minutes long song, they should have used the short version first!; text sounds like a spanish song from a few years ago
  • Latvia: Too much screaming; sounds like a crying cat
  • Lithuania: Boooring!; sounds like a weird province song
  • Malta: The old version was better
  • Moldova: Lame; sounds like from the 90s; sounds like Austin Mahone; that guy is narcissistic; one of the worst songs
  • Montenegro: Their songs used to be better; disappointing; boring; forgettable
  • Norway: Please not a duo again; boooring; Debrah is ugly; overrated
  • Poland: Not sexy enough; boring
  • Portugal: Dances weird; hair and outfit are horrible; old
  • Romania: His English is too bad
  • Russia: It's RUSSIA; Ironic that Russia is singing about peace and tolerance; angry people from all over the world; hate
  • San Marino: Everyone misses Valentina; old; cheesy; worst entry in years; sound too child-like
  • Serbia: Is awfull in English; she's fat
  • Slovenia: Plagiarism of something; air violin is ridiculous
  • Spain: Video looks like a bad soap opera; doubts if she can sing live
  • Sweden: He's a homophobic asshole; song is overrated; song is boring; not a good voice/text/everything; sounds like something from Avicii or David Guetta
  • Switzerland: No climax; very repetitive; text is not good; the outfit is ridiculous; it's just bad
  • Netherlands: Video is too boring; song is boring; song and video don't fit together; she's too old; heard something like that hundreds of times
  • UK: HORRIBLE; awfull; bad joke; will get the last place; UK doesn't take Eurovision seriously; 15 years ago it would've fitted better
  • Albania: Horrible accent; you can barely understand her; should better sing in her native language; looks fake
  • Armenia: Angry people from Azerbaijan; weird political paroles and insults
  • Australia: Go the fuck away from Eurovision - you don't belong here
  • Austria: Sounds very similar to a thousand songs; slight plagiarism?; boring
  • Azerbaijan: Angry Armenians; maaany angry Armenians
  • Belarus: Annoying; video is over the top
  • Belgium: Sounds like Lorde's Royals; gaaay; plagiarism
  • Cyprus: Boring ballad; not suitable for the ESC; you won't remember it
  • Czech Republic: Show too boring; guy sounds like the lead singer from Nickleback; nothing special; guy has to many muscles; they just don't look good
  • Denmark: Plagiarism; worst Danish song in years; desaster; boring; ridiculous
  • Estonia: Sounds like Lana del Rey; plagiarism; Elina is fat; Confusing and disturbing; overrated
  • Macedonia: The first version was waaaaay better; WHY DID THEY CHANGE THE LANGUAGE
  • Finland: Too short; song is horrible; they look weird; "trolling Eurovision"; 0 points; catastrophy
  • Georgia: Instruments too loud; no climax
  • Germany: Mostly Germans (still) complaining because they'd rather have Andreas
  • Greece: Again a ballad; boring; fake; one of the worst songs this year; overdramatised
  • Hungary: Most boring song this year; too serious subject; boooring
  • Iceland: Horrible dancers; COPYING EMMELIE - EVERYTHING FROM HER: song, dress, feet
  • Ireland: Boring; unremarkable
JINNIE OPPA BIAS RUINER EXPERT

working to your heart by pretending that he does not know that he danced ALONE.. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

and.. OH THAT.. THAT SO HANDSOME CAMERA SCREAM.. 

defending Andya just like this.. YOU WHY? WHY???

so he is muddy and wasted and hmm out of oxygen 

BUT WHY DO THAT LIKE IN A CF SHOOT WHY?!

when he attacked furiously and suddenly worries that he might have harmed someone ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 

THAT BITING OF YOUR LIPS JINNIE.. PLEASE DON’T..

and this.. glorious moment when he GAVE ALL HIS STRENGTH TO WIN FOR SHINHWA T_T

no it does not end there  >>> he did bit his lower lip for the last time.. >.<

I AM HOPELESSLY RUINED NOW. SOMEONE PLEASE RESCUE ME!!!

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