Today’s characters are: Jackie Lynn Thomas (Star vs the Forces of Evil), Dr. Doofenshmirtz (Phineas & Ferb) and Quentin Trembley III (Gravity Falls)
I was debating on if I should do a Jarco or Starkie one, but then I decided to not do a ship pic and instead do a silly one of Jackie Lynn Thomas dreaming of being a mermaid shredding on electric eel guitar. // Dr. Doofenshmirtz might be a silly villain who loses to a Platypus in a fedora, but at least he can come up with and build a new “-inator” within a single day. // When Gravity Falls 1st came out, I caught a random episode on tv which just so happened to be the one with our 8 ½ President, after that episode I went back and watched the whole series up to that point. That said, Quentin Trembley III….America needs you now more than ever…
Tomorrow’s characters are: Anna (Over the Garden Wall), Randy Cunningham (Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja) and Rick Sanchez (Rick & Morty)
BTVS 5x12 Checkpoint (a.k.a. Buffy
and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day)
1) This is a great episode, okay? And I think it’s often underrated? It’s the perfect combination of everything that makes this show great. It’s super fun, it raises the stakes, it advances the season’s arc, it has an amazing empowerment moment, and it ends with a cliffhanger/plot twist.
2) Tara is so sweet!
TARA: Well, what’s so bad about them coming here? Aren’t they good guys? I mean, Watchers, that’s just like other Gileses, right?
And Giles is so flattered…
BUFFY: Yeah, they’re scary and horrible!
3) English people = not normal people…
TARA: Are you sure they’re English? I thought English people were gentler than normal… people…
4) As I was watching this episode, I kept wondering why exactly Buffy and Giles had decided not to tell the Scoobies about Dawn being the key. At this point, with Glory around and showing up unexpectedly, it seems kind of reckless to keep them in the dark. I mean, they didn’t know they had to protect Dawn - which, of course, they would nonetheless because she was a little kid. But they didn’t know just how badly they needed to protect her.
BUFFY: It’s a delicate time right now. I have to take care of Dawn, and… XANDER: But that’s not new, you’ve always taken care of her. BUFFY: Right. Right, I know that…
5) Quentin is to Giles like Wesley’s dad is to Wesley, basically.
TRAVERS: Oh yes. I thought perhaps you were keeping that space for the really dangerous items that should be kept out of the public’s hands. Or maybe you don’t worry about that. GILES: I’m very careful.
(except that one time you sold Glory the two items she needed for that spell…)
6) How much do you love Anya in this episode, though?
TRAVERS: Miss, excuse me, you, uh, you work here?
ANYA: Yes I do. Ever since I moved here from southeastern Indiana, where I was raised by both a mother and a father.
Not long ago I was sleeping in a cabin in the woods and was awoken in the middle of the night by the sounds of a struggle between two animals. Cries of terror and extreme agony rent the night, intermingled with the sounds of jaws snapping bones and flesh being torn from limbs. One animal was being savagely attacked, killed and then devoured by another.
A clearer case of a horrible event in nature, a natural evil, has never been presented to me. It seemed to me self-evident that the natural law that animals must savagely kill and devour each other in order to survive was an evil natural law and that the obtaining of this law was sufficient evidence that God did not exist. If I held a certain epistemological theory about “basic beliefs”, I might conclude from this experience that my intuition that there is no God co-existing with this horror was a “basic belief” and thus that I am epistemically entitled to be an atheist without needing to justify this intuition.