“I wish I could talk to Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl about it, but … I think they kind of blame me for my mom not being around.”
Holy shit. They’re finally addressing this. Steven does feel like the gems blame him for the loss of Rose. He does feel like a continuation of Rose, like he’s got something he has to try to be, these expectations set on him already. He lives in Rose’s shadow, and that’s a tough shadow to measure up to.
Damn, I hope Steven brings these feelings up to someone. The gems, his dad, a therapist, I don’t know - just somebody. I’m very interested in all this lore and plot and whatnot, but what really makes this show is the relationships and the humanity of everything, and how well tough issues are represented and dealt with. It’s these things that make the show so wonderful and different and why it’s easily one of my favourite shows to date.
1ST RULE: tag 9 people you want to get to know better
2ND RULE: BOLD the statements that are true
I was tagged by @icecoldparadise (and this one is different! let’s see how this goes!!)
I am [5'7"] or taller I wear glasses I have at least one tattoo I have at least one piercing I have blonde hair I have brown eyes I have short hair My abs are at least somewhat defined I have or have had braces //(just end me i hate them)
I love meeting new people People tell me that I’m funny Helping others with their problems is a big priority for me I enjoy physical challenges I enjoy mental challenges I’m playfully rude with people I know well //(but like, really really well) I started saying something ironically and now I can’t stop saying it //(oopsie poopsie and wowie)
I can sing well I can play an instrument I can do over 30 push-ups without stopping I’m a fast runner I can draw well I have a good memory I’m good at doing math in my head I can hold my breath underwater for over a minute I have beaten at least 2 people in arm wrestling I know how to cook at least 3 meals from scratch I know how to throw a proper punch
//(this is sad lmaoooo)
I enjoy playing sports I’m on a sports team at my school or somewhere else I’m in an orchestra or choir at my school or somewhere else I have learned a new song in the past week I work out at least once a week I’ve gone for runs at least once a week in the warmer months I have drawn something in the past month I enjoy writing FANDOMS ARE MY #1 PASSION I do or have done martial arts
I have had my first kiss I have had alcohol I have scored the winning goal in a sports game I have watched an entire season of a TV show in one sitting I have been at an overnight event I have been in a taxi I have been in the hospital or ER in the past year I have beaten a video game in one day I have visited another country I have been to one of my favourite band’s concerts
I’m in a relationship I have a crush on a celebrity I have a crush on someone I know I have been in at least 3 relationships I have never been in a relationship I have asked someone out or admitted my feelings to them I get crushes easily I have had a crush on someone for over a year I have been in a relationship for at least a year I have had feelings for a friend
//(when i get crushes it usually hits HARD for like 3 months and then slowly devolves, but there have been instances where the crush lingers longer and I suffer bc anxiety…and last time that happened the guy was 25 :/)
I have at least one person I consider a best friend //(2!) I live close to my school //(online college ayyye) My parents are still together I have at least one sibling I live in the United States There is snow right now where I live I have hung out with a friend in the past month I have a smartphone I have at least 15 CDs I share my room with someone
I have breakdanced I have had a teacher with a last name that’s hard to pronounce I have dyed my hair I’m listening to one song on repeat right now I have punched someone in the past week I know someone who has gone to jail //(and boy oh boy is it a tale) I have eaten a waffle today //(well now i want one) I know what I want to do with my life //(eh i mean kinda. mostly) I speak at least 2 languages I have made a new friend in the past year //(several!!)
alrighty who to tag…as always, you’re in no way required to do this! me, trying to not just tag the same people every time, me, does, it anyway
I don’t think i’ve ever wrote about fandoms because i’m too introverted but lately the amount of awful posts/comments i’ve seen about Candice and Iris makes me sick. Especially the one that sn*wonbarry wrote. I assume she is white, based on her favourite ship, but correct me if i’m wrong. I’m white and i love Candice, because she is a super talented actress, and from her articles/interviews she seems like a lovely, intelligent person, who deserves nothing but love, respect and recognition for her acting skills. I love Iris because she is an amazing, inspirational, smart, and kind character. She easily became my favourite heroine. I love Westallen, it’s such a wonderful, healthy, loving relationship. I’m really happy that Candice plays Iris because diversity is still a huge problem in the media. White people dominate the industry and it’s rare if a non-white person gets a leading role. Representation DOES matter. So when a Black woman is the leading actress in a show, it’s a huge thing. And us white fans should be angry about the awful treatment she’s receiving from the day it was announced that she’s gonna play Iris, but we can’t imagine how horrible it must be for Black girls and boys who love her. White people are privileged in every aspect of life. We are in movies, tv shows as protagonist, supporting characters and we rarely get killed for shock value. SB shippers should be at least civil or maybe go find another show, there are plenty white ships for them out there. I’m sure they will find lot and they can self-insert themselves into the ships because i think that’s their main problem with WA.
I rambled too much, my main point was supposed to be that i don’t think anyone should tell Westallen fans to stop criticising SB shippers who are racist. They have every right to call out anti blogs, they had to endure years of harassment from them. I’ve only joined the fandom around season 3, i have no idea how they could put up with these vile people for so long.
If the SBs disrespect Candice or Iris i think it’s only fair that Iris/Candice fans defend her.
I’m sorry for this long post, and for possible grammar errors, it’s not my first language. I hope i’m not offending anyone from the WA fandom, i just couldn’t stand these horrible SB posts.
Maybe Bojack comes back to Los Angeles and goes on with the show and no one asks why he ran off that day.
Maybe he stays with the wild horses and becomes one of them.
Maybe he quits and goes back to his house and decides to just stay there until his tragic death.
Maybe he goes back to Albuquerque and gets caught. Or not.
In the last episodes of season 3 we see that everything(or almost everything) that marked a continuity in Bojack’s life disappears. His relationship with Princess Carolyne, Sarah Lynn, Todd, all the motivations and goals he suddenly had thanks to Secretariat. All of that is in the past now. Perhaps his acting career is still alive with Ethan’ Around, but we can’t be sure of that either since they could easily cancel it after what happened.
On the other hand… I feel like I’m going to dread Mr. Peanutbutter’s plot. He’s one of my favourite characters so I hope they make something good out of it.
what ive learnt from this streaming… and especially the timegap since i last took an interest in this show (coming up to 3 years).. its given me a new perspective on adventure time’s greatest strengths and weaknesses
the shows a visual feast for the senses. its imagination-bending world allows for literally anything to happen. the dialogue is hilarious and, most significantly, everything feels alive. the characters dont stop doing stuff when theyre offscreen, theyre all aging and going on wacky adventures of their own. while other shows like SU hint to this they lack the same potential for just how much has changed that AT has, cos SU’s world just isn’t as wild. it’s more grounded.
the interactions the chars have are a treat. i think my favourite character dynamic is, quite easily, finn and jake themselves. their relationship is the show’s heart and it remains with us even across finn’s darkest times. but you also get surprising relations. ice king and everyone, lsp and marceline, pb struggling to teach her freespirited grandson while jake also neglects to relate to his own kids.
and the way adventure time’s depth sort of balloons out over time… yep, it DEFINITELY had traces of this in season 1, but its amazing to see justhow much has changed. i really doubt any show on air has gone through an evolution as stark yet natural as adventure time’s.
then we come to its flaws, which are highlighted in later seasons. it can often feel that adventure time fails to take itself seriously in critical moments, and takes itself too seriously in moments where it shouldnt. what i found was season 5 and 6 were by far the most boring and frustrating to rewatch. i thought it was going to be season 2, but as it turned out i’d forgiven season 2 for its sins long ago. with season 5 and 6 i was begining to make sense of different flaws.
AT season 5 and 6 felt off because the characters were a lot darker than before. we have a newly characterised princess bubblegum who gets up to some really dark stuff, and watching the whole season gives the perspective that its not just moral ambiguity at play, its real dickishness. this is somewhat entertaining though. i remember being engaged back durig this time period whe we were finding out her mysteries. as a whole its a lot less sympathetic than it felt at the time… yet it still serves a grander purpose.
FINN THE HUMAN, however, was written AWFULLY in these two seasons. i dont know how else to describe it. either he was getting obsessed w girls in a super creepy way that was uncomfortable to watch, or he was saying/doing something so philosophically up its own ass that i got bored out of my mind. and this is when the show would take itself too seriously - characters would be used as mouthpieces for writers’ philosophy without there being any believable emotional expression or investment from the character themselves.
and emotion, or lack thereof, even follows the show into early season 7. theres many parts of Stakes that could have been drawn way more expressive like the brilliant Varmints. checkmate is a wonderful episode but the first couple of minutes look so… dull, like it could have looked so much better and the voice actors were struggling to make up for it.
most of these complaints die off in later seasons, where a certain writer’s influence is less obvious. i think it would be absolutely inaccurate to describe season 8 as having the same emotional expression issues as the seasons preceeding it; everything feels far more natural and nuanced. it’s a rollercoaster! its almost got some of the nostalgia from the early scenes coated in the depth of later on. the season finale is the height of season 8′s tension; we get a scene that has been building up since, perhaps, season 5.
i really hope season 9 manages to deliver the same emotional weight that many episodes in season 8 did. if so, adventure time might just have one of the greatest sendoffs ever.
The announcment of the new adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray has me slightly peeved because they’re making Dorian female.
I mean Oscar Wilde only ever wrote one novel in his entire career and The Picture of Dorian Gray was it. When the book was first released in 1890 in a magazine it had a lot of controversy surrounding it because Basil supposedly has romantic feelings for Dorian (which he totally did but not the point).
Anyways Oscar Wilde was prosecuted and sent to jail for “Gross Indecency” which is just a nice way of saying being homosexual. This novel was used as evidence against him because of the relationship between Basil and Dorian. By making Dorian female it almost erases Wilde’s defiant nature as a writer.
He could have easily made Dorian a female, and the plot would have worked out the same way, but he chose to have the lead be male and have another character marvel at his good looks; in a less than platonic manner.
While I am overjoyed to have my favourite book being adapted into a show I am upset that they are removing such a pivotal and important part of the original story. The only way I’ll accept this is if Basil is also female….
#9 Favourite relationship or friendship (platonic or romantic)
I’d easily go for Izaya and Shizuo but there’s so many categories I could fit them in this list, so I’ll leave this one for Celty and Shinra, since they’re my favourite lovebirds in the show! I have a thing for strong females and characters with glasses ><
APPEARANCE: I am 5'7" or taller I wear glasses I have at least one tattoo I have at least one piercing I have blonde hair I have brown eyes I have short hair My abs are at least somewhat defined I have or have had braces
PERSONALITY: I love meeting new people People tell me that I’m funny Helping others with their problems is a big priority for me I enjoy physical challenges I enjoy mental challenges I’m playfully rude with people I know well I started saying something ironically and now I can’t stop saying it There is something I would change about my personality
ABILITY: I can sing well I can play an instrument I can do over 30 pushups without stopping I’m a fast runner I can draw well I have a good memory I’m good at doing math in my head I can hold my breath underwater for over a minute I have beaten at least 2 people in arm wrestling I know how to cook at least 3 meals from scratch I know how to throw a proper punch
HOBBIES: I enjoy playing sports I’m on a sports team at my school or somewhere else I’m in an orchestra or choir at my school or somewhere else I have learned a new song in the past week I work out at least once a week I’ve gone for runs at least once a week in the warmer months I have drawn something in the past month (THE STRUGGLE) I enjoy writing FANDOMS ARE MY #1 PASSION I do or have done martial arts
EXPERIENCES: I have had my first kiss I have had alcohol I have scored the winning goal in a sports game I have watched an entire season of a TV show in one sitting I have been at an overnight event I have been in a taxi I have been in the hospital or ER in the past year I have beaten a video game in one day I have visited another country I have been to one of my favourite band’s concerts
RELATIONSHIPS: I’m in a relationship I have a crush on a celebrity I have a crush on someone I know (since april)
I have never been in a relationship I have asked someone out or admitted my feelings to them I get crushes easily I have had a crush on someone for over a year I have had feelings for a friend
MY LIFE: I have at least one person I consider a “best friend” I live close to my school My parents are still together I have at least one sibling I live in the United States There is snow right now where I live I have hung out with a friend in the past month I have a smartphone I have at least 15 CDs I share my room with someone
RANDOM SHIT: I have breakdanced I know a person named Jamie I have had a teacher with a last name that’s hard to pronounce I have dyed my hair I’m listening to one song on repeat right now I have punched someone in the past week I know someone who has gone to jail I have broken a bone I have eaten a waffle today I know what I want to do with my life (i wish) I speak at least 2 languages I have made a new friend in the past year
Randall: “You kept that secret for thirty -six years. That must have been incredibly lonely.” [Rebecca breaks down and starts crying. She starts to reach out to him.] Randall: “No. Not yet. I’ll see you at Christmas."
Can I talk about how much I love Randall? IMO he has the most interesting, most heartwarming storylines and now he’s officially my favourite character. He could have easily and justifiably held onto his hurt and anger and let this fester and completely ruin the relationship he had with his mother but after talking to his dad he was able to put himself in Rebecca’s shoes and try and understand things from her point of view. He showed Rebecca such grace in this scene when he told her that he tried to see things from her perspective. He’s still hurt. He’s still angry. But he wants to work things out with her and I think he is an incredible person for doing that.
🌠 lipstick or chapstick: I wear a lot of lip balm because my lips dry out easily, but I do love a good shade of lipstick. it’s just. not easy for me to find one I’m satisfied with.
🌠 last song I’ve listened to: according to my phone’s music player, You’re Welcome from the Moana soundtrack.
🌠 last film I’ve watched:Thor Ragnarok. I haven’t been able to watch another movie since ~
🌠 top 3 TV shows: I don’t know that I have a top 3, seeing as I love so many shows for different reasons and find them hard to rank as a result. But here’s three shows of completely different genres that I love: Carnivale, Community, Stargate Atlantis.
🌠 top 3 characters: ha, this is even more impossible. Fine, three characters of three completely different forms of media that I love, chosen at random: Ignis Stupeo Scientia (FFXV), Lafayette Reynolds (True Blood), Pere Callahan (Stephen King’s Dark Tower (and Salem’s Lot)).
🌠 top 3 bands: a third impossible subject. Fine, three random bands: Pearl Jam, Coheed and Cambria, Fleshgod Apocalypse.
🌠 books I’m currently reading: according to Goodreads, the three books I’m currently reading are Mythology by Edith Hamilton, Dionysus: Myth and Cult by Walter F Otto, and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari. Here’s the thing: I am actively reading the Hamilton book because it’s a loan from the library and I’m therefore on a deadline. I was reading Dionysus on my old phone, and haven’t yet put it on my new phone (it’s a PDF on my computer), because something something executive dysfunction, I guess. And I haven’t cracked open Homo Deus in months, despite the fact that I’m almost done with it, and I love Harari. I’ll probably conveniently continue to leave those books hanging when I’m reminded of another shiny new book that I want to read, because I am incorrigible that way.
So, you know. But, who knows, right?
rule is to tag 9 people you wanna get to know better
I don’t normally tag people, it’s too much work. Consider yourself tagged if you see this.
as I definitely got more than one favourite scene (basically every
Malec scene is my favourite, apart from the one we don’t talk about),
I’m going to post two that always make me laugh and give me that warm
flutter in my chest (you know what I’m talking about ^^)
This one is from “City of Lost Souls”, from the point of view of Isabelle, when she stays over at Magnus’s loft before she and Jocelyn meet the Iron Sisters.
It [the bathroom] was halfway down the hall, and the door was just opening, Alec emerging in a cloud of steam. He had a towel around his waist and another around his shoulders and was rubbing energetically at his wet black hair. Isabelle supposed she shouldn’t be surprised to see him; he’d been trained to wake up early in the morning just like she had.
“You smell like sandalwood,” she said by way of greeting. She hated the smell of sandalwood. She liked sweet scents - vanilla, cinnamon, gardenia.
Alec looked at her. “We like sandalwood.” Isabelle made a face. “Either that’s the royal ‘we’ or you and Magnus are turning into one of those couples that think they’re one person. ‘We like sandalwood.’ ‘We adore the symphony.’ ‘We hope you enjoy our Christmas present’ - which, if you ask me, is just a cheap way of avoiding having to buy two gifts.”
Alec blinked wet lashes at her. “You’ll understand-”
“If you tell me I’ll understand when I’m in love, I’ll smother you with that towel.”
“And if you keep preventing me from going back to my room and getting dressed, I’ll get Magnus to summon up pixies to tie your hair in knots.”
Although I love GMW with all my heart, it does have it’s flaws, and that’s okay. Many of the things I have listed can’t happen on a Disney Channel show, so this is what I would want if they moved it to say, Freeform or Netflix.
There’s nothing I love more than female friendships, and the relationship between Melinda May and Skye on Agents of SHIELD is easily one of my favourite parts about the show.
There’s a certain kind of beauty in watching the development of their relationship, from a lack of understanding of who the other really was, to a mentor-mentee relationship solidified by a strong personal connection rooted in incredible love and respect. These women are both inspired by the other, they have fought side by side and grown so much together. The support they exhibit for each other is breath-taking.
Melinda May and Skye are so different, and yet in many ways they are also so similar. I honestly can’t wait to see their relationship explored further this season!
So, episodes 4 and 5. There’s a lot of rambling below.
I have a lot to say and I know I’ve probably forgotten a few (or a lot of)
things as well. It feels like I’ll never run out of things to say for this
show. Also, I do have a bit to say about Queen Yoo and Yeon Hwa but I think
I’ll keep that for episodes 6 and 7.