i am riled up

TD until the end

This show gets a little ridiculous with their callbacks. Many pertaining to Beth, many not. But this is how I see it. She is coming back. I have never looked at another dead character in TWD (maybe Denise) that had me thinking there wasn’t a story left to tell. Many friends and I have thought of the impossibility of her death given the storyline they were telling. She is strong and she will be back stronger than ever.

To the haters that continue trolling our blog, feel free to give me hate for this. I don’t mind. We have a belief that you do not like. Let me give you a hint, that is life. Sometimes there are disagreements and that is okay. Just move on and don’t let it get you riled up. 

I am going to be here until she shows up regardless of how long you decide to come into the tag and tell me I am wrong. That I am reading way too much into the show.

The funny thing is, the casual viewers are thinking into it now. Not just us. The writers have casual fans questioning the death of certain characters, it is just the way the show runs. 

Beth may not be back this season, she might, but callbacks are callbacks. And our belief is our belief.

Beth is alive in our opinion and my mind can not be changed. It’s time to settle the differences and move on. 

You stay strong in your belief that she is dead as we will with ours that she is alive. 

Differing opinions should create discussion not fights. 

Do what you wish, but I will be waiting here for Beth.

Let’s talk Diana.

People get so riled up over their Best Girls and here I am just shoving more fire into the fire. Gyahahaha!

But that’s not really what this is about. Let’s talk Diana. Because I want to talk Diana.

Her type is always set up to be the haughty snob at first glance.

That’s so fucking good and you know why?

So they can take your first impressions and slap you across the face with them.

Yes, she’s arrogant, self-righteous, a bit pompous and can be quite condescending to those who are less adept than she is. But that’s exactly what makes her so interesting because none of those negative traits can be called shallow and the events in this episode back that up.

Also, it’s pretty clear that she doesn’t exist solely to antagonize the MC over trivial things (for example, elite status) and can definitely hold her own story without being an outright nemesis to the heroine.

That’s what makes her worthy of attention but in a different way than how the central focus is on Akko and her friends.

Already we can blatantly see her flaws which only serve to highlight how complex she is and foretell the character development she will probably undergo throughout the course of the show. Those qualities don’t really harm her or make her intolerable but rather point to the depth and potential expansion of her character.

I mean, firstly, all that composure and confidence had to come from somewhere and voila, they tell us from the get-go.

Diana is descended from a long (damn, 1,500 years long!) line of witches. That means she inherits a big legacy of magical discipline and prestige. Considering the fact that even adult witches sometimes have trouble with certain magic, Diana has even more expectations to live up to because she comes from a highly esteemed family that’s been practicing and improving magic for many, many generations.

Not to mention, she’s been proclaimed in the community as being the “greatest witch since the founding of Luna Nova” so no doubt it’ll be an even greater challenge for her to go beyond what those before her had accomplished.

And not only does she step up to this very daunting task, displaying her skill and talent again and again by casting high level spells here and there and proving that she really is as brilliant as they say she is…

…but she does so without needing anyone’s validation.

As much as her posse endlessly praise her for how awesome and amazing she is, Diana doesn’t need those extra words because she knows she’s perfectly capable of handling anything that comes her way.

That’s not to say she doesn’t let their attention get to her head (c’mon, this definitely happened at one point and is likely still happening, albeit in controlled amounts, as we speak) but Diana is deserving of her pride because she worked hard to cultivate her powers, not because she is a genius.

She’s not good because it’s a “miracle”. She’s good because she earned it.

And there’s no shame in showing that.

However, it’s true that Diana still needs to learn what it means to be humble and realize that she hasn’t mastered everything there is to know about magic yet.

I mean, it’s apparent that she overestimates her own abilities but that’s fine because like I said earlier, she’s set up for that kind of development in the future.

At the very least, even though she’s smug, she isn’t crass. Not like her two “friends” who like to put others down to get the pleasure of feeling superior. That’s probably the biggest reason why they hang around Diana and it just makes me like Diana even more because a person like her would never need to stoop down to their level.

Adding to that, this scene here further proves that Diana is, in fact, not a jerk.

Snooty, yes. But a bitch? Mmm, no, I don’t think so. Not from what we’ve seen of her so far anyway.

It’d be so easy for the writers to turn Diana into a Draco Malfoy-like adversary to oppose Akko but they didn’t. Which is why I love Trigger tremendously for how they presented her character and why I sometimes refer to Diana as the “Draco I always wanted”.

That Diana approached Akko to correct her views on what magic is, not harshly but in a matter-of-factly and politely manner. That she didn’t care whether Akko knew who she was or not but actually remembered that Akko was the new student. That she even took up the offer of referring to Akko by her nickname despite not being friends with her (though that might be due to the concept of keigo getting lost in transition to a non-Japanese environment).

All this is more than enough evidence to crush any ideas that she’s out to bully Akko. It tells us that even if Diana may not be the most amiable person in the world, she is a decent one.

I mean, yea, she was slightly cruel here for disparaging Akko’s idol right in front of her (and hypocritical since Diana was also a fan when she was younger) but it’s not like what she said isn’t true.

Chariot was mostly known for her flashy performances but that seemed to be the extent of her influence in both the witch and human realms. Then she upped one day and vanished.

Chariot did give Akko a dream but it was a kid’s dream and that is not practical in the reality of magic, which entails a lot more complicated topics and study if you are to become a successful witch. Even Chariot had to have gone through tons of practice in order to be as good as she was on stage.

Point is, Diana was trying to warn Akko for her own good even though she didn’t go about the best way of doing it.

It’s certainly one thing for Chariot to do impressive magic but it’s another thing entirely for Akko to attempt to do the same.

Because unlike most of the other students there, Akko has no magical background. She entered the academy with the hopes of living out her fantasies. How is someone who has a low affinity for magic and so impatient to start shooting shiny spells left and right going to fare if she doesn’t learn to apply the basics first?

Badly. Akko or someone else can get seriously hurt if she meddles in things she doesn’t truly comprehend.

That’s why Diana flat out laid this caution onto her. Because magic isn’t all fun and games and lights in the sky. Magic, in the witches’ world, is serious business. And if Akko doesn’t get that through her head to fit somewhere among her fervent adoration for Chariot, then her dream of learning magic will end in vain, the Shiny Rod reacting to her “shinjiru kokoro” be damned.

And that’s… oddly thoughtful of Diana? And responsible as an advanced student as well?

In the same sort of roundabout way she helped plucked that plant off of Akko’s head while trying to show her how magic is actually done in their world. So that Akko is aware, like really aware, of what she’s invested herself in and what the consequences are if she neglects the rules.

Clearly, they’re going to continue to clash over the interpretation of magic but when it comes down to what are established foundations and such, I’m always going to be more inclined towards Diana’s side of the argument.

Because it’s always more reliable to work off of sound theories that have been tested and tested again and provided actual results… than to wait for something that may or may not happen because you went about it based on a whim.

I’m not saying it’s wrong for Akko to believe. I’m just saying this isn’t a mahou shoujo anime. :P

Ah, I strayed off a bit so back to the rest of what I wanted to say.

If the scene in the courtyard wasn’t enough to convince you that Diana isn’t just showing off her magical prowess (because admittedly, yes, she is a bit of a show-off, too, there’s no denying that) then the issue with the Memorial Tree should.

Like any dedicated honors student, it’s expected that Diana would be very involved in the workings of the school. Because the academy is part of her lineage as much as any other witch’s out there so even if nobody asked her to help, she’d still try to find a way to solve the problems the school faces.

Because responsibility.

Diana has been gifted with talent and intellect. If there is anytime to use those, it’s now. Otherwise, it’d be wasted on her.

It’s no wonder why she’s so admired in the witch community. Because she does useful stuff with her magic. And efficiently, too.

Unlike Akko who doesn’t have any particular or specific goals regarding what she wants to do with magic atm, Diana actually has a purpose for hers.

And really, we don’t need to say anymore than that. If you’re good at something, then do something with it. That’s the lesson here. It’s just that simple.

Moving along, what happened after Diana’s spell was cast only further supports just how responsible she is.

Her magic unearthed the parasites so what does she do? Act immediately to counter the new problem.

I really, really like that about her. How she takes magic so seriously, especially when her own magic added to the dilemma. Most people would wait for a teacher to come to fix it. Lesser people would run away because they don’t want to be held accountable.

Not Diana. She’s the one that caused it, even if it was out of the best intentions, so she has to own up to it.

Again, responsibility.

And then there’s this part.

A reminder that nobody (besides Ursula) could’ve known that those were Papillodya chrysalises (well duh, no one has seen one because they only appear every 120 years after all) and it was just a very plot-convenient coincidence that Akko happened to guess correctly at what they are right after relooking through her collectable cards that day.

That aside, nobody is in the wrong here. Diana was pressed for time so it wasn’t like she had the leisure of hearing Akko out. Honestly, who would in that sort of situation? Moreover, who would really believe her?

But she still expressed shock and worry when Akko took the brunt of her spell. Even though it was Akko’s own fault for not thinking first and jumping out to block the hit, Diana obviously feels bad that her magic still hurt her.

Again, proof that Diana is not a jerk. She does care because she is a decent person.

And when it came down to using the right spell, Diana took a step back to let Akko handle it.

What’s more is that she aided Akko in the proper pronunciation of the spell and Akko thanked Diana.

Quite often you’d expect the prideful characters to want to do everything themselves. Try to butt out their rivals and prove they’re better that sort of thing because that’s the pattern of behavior for those kind of archetypes.

Except that didn’t happen here. Like not even the tiniest suggestion that it could’ve gone that way.

Diana’s got her priorities straight. She’s not thinking of wanting to claim credit or how it will affect her sense of worth if she allowed Akko to resolve this issue. She’s not thinking of questioning whether the Shiny Rod will actually work. That’s not important. What’s important is to prevent this mess from becoming any bigger than it is right then.

Like…wow. It shouldn’t be extraordinary for someone to behave so rationally and cooperatively but it is a little for me because the works I go through often has that bad tendency to go in a crazier direction over some very dumb, contrived reason when it’d be easier to do it the straightforward way.

Anyways, to finish this off, after the matter is settled, Diana tries to protest that the removal of the chrysalises were her doing.

Again, a much lesser person would be tempted to lie and save their own reputation but Diana’s troubled reaction to the staff’s insistence that nobody else but her could’ve done it illustrates that she’s not like that. She knows that it was thanks to Akko that the tree was revitalized and therefore, can’t possibly accept acknowledgement that doesn’t belong to her.

Diana is a person of integrity and if I didn’t love her before, I certainly do now because I value integrity so much that it probably ranks at the top on my list of virtues.

So as you can see, it’s because Diana is such a mixture of so many traits including pride, dignity, responsibility, seriousness, honesty (to name a few) that they all come to nicely clash and conflict inside her, pushing her towards the changes we can anticipate for her.

And this is a sure sign as anything that the development process has already begun.

She saw with her own eyes the effectiveness of the Shiny Rod, which disproves her statement that there never was any significance behind Chariot’s magic. However, that doesn’t mean she’s ready to accept it. Not after all that training she must have gone through to drill those childish thoughts out of her head so that she can fully set out to become a proper witch. Which is why she’s hesitant to mention Akko despite what the professors say about her being the “pride of Luna Nova”.

That is sooooo good, this introduction of doubt. Question it, Diana. Continue to ask as many times as it will take because it can only lead you to becoming a better witch and above all, develop into an even greater character.

With that, I suspect Diana won’t be making any major appearances for a while since Akko’s team has a little more world exploring to do and the plot around Chariot needs the time for more exposition.

But I just want others to, well, not really know but rather discuss with me that Diana isn’t so much a rival to Akko (right now) as she is her foil and vice versa. And I think that contrast between them is far more interesting than a direct competitive relationship. They can still argue, they don’t have to be friends but they don’t have to hate each other to contribute to each other’s growth. Akko can benefit from actually studying magical theory and progressing towards her goal that way while Diana can gradually relax her stiff posture to look beyond her scientific, analytical methods and realize even more potential in herself.

At least that’s what I hope will happen.

Tl;dr: I lied. This is about Best Girl. Diana is Best Girl. Fight me. (ง'̀-‘́)ง

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I’ve been wasting my time lately that even I myself doesn’t approve of this behaviour but meh that is for another day to be chatted about.

Here, have some General and our former Heiress kissing. I am sure some people will get riled up; negatively and possibly positively, when they found it. I am burning everyone with this particular drawing. I am very sure. BUT IDC. MUAHAHAHAHA!

This would be my last digitally-made fanart of the ship for now because IT’S FREAKING EXHAUSTING to do but it’s fun lol.

top 5 ships

thanks for the tag @ducky7goofy !!

here we go kids

1. kurt and blaine (glee) – because duh. they’re SOULMATES. y’all know i’ve got that “i’ve been looking for you forever” speech LOCKED 👏 DOWN 👏. the first real ship that i truly believed in. i’m forever rooting for them.

Originally posted by myklaineinthe67impala

2. leslie and ben (parks and rec) – because double duh. first husband-wife duo to both become president. the releast depiction of a relationship ever. had the bumpiest road but they support each other through everything even if it means making hard sacrifices. the cutest couple i’ve ever seen.

Originally posted by oliviasbenson

3. andy and april (parks and rec) – I HAVE NEVER SEEN A MORE BEAUTIFUL AND NATURAL RELATIONSHIP ON ANY SHOW EVER THEY ARE SO PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER AND BALANCE EACH OTHER OUT AND CONSTANTLY LEARN AND GROW FROM EACH OTHER I LOVE THEM

Originally posted by xobultaoreunexo

4. olivia and fitz (scandal) – ALRIGHT LISTEN UP BECAUSE I AM RILED UP THESE TWO DESERVE TO BE HAPPY AND THEY’RE ONLY HAPPY WHEN THEY’RE TOGETHER SO LET’S JUST RUSH FITZGERALD GRANT OUT OF THE OVAL SO THEY CAN GO LIVE IN THE HOUSE IN VERMONT THAT HE BUILT FOR HER FROM THE GROUND UP AND JUST BE HAPPY WHY CAN’T THEY JUST BE HAPPY SHONDA 

Originally posted by bananadome

 5. barney and robin (how i met your mother) – whoever the fuck decided that barney would always be a playboy and robin would end up with ted really fucked up. their entire relationship showed their development as people because of each other. then all of their character depth is immediately thrown out because apparently nonsensical “full circle” is better than character development. they deserved so much more.

Originally posted by lilyscherbatsky

CAUTION: A YEAR IN THE LIFE RANT (SPOILERS, MAYBE)

I swear, the first three episodes were just fillers for the Fall episode.

Netflix, Amy and everyone behind A Year in the Life…. YOU HAVE OUTDONE YOURSELVES. YOU SCHEMING SHMUCKS I LOVE YOU ALL.

YOU SET IT UP PERFECTLY.
There was the sense of nostalgia, there were stories wrapped up, there were new questions raised… Basically all the elements of getting fans riled up and ASKING FOR MORE.

I AM NOW CONVINCED THAT SCOTT REALLY MEANT TO SAY ‘PENULTIMATE LUKE AND LORELAI SCENES’ INSTEAD OF 'ULTIMATE’ BC HE WAS HINTING AT A SECOND SEASON. I know I’m getting somewhere with this one… if not, it’s 4AM and I am an emotional wreck.

WE’RE GETTING A SECOND SEASON RIGHT??? WE DEFINITELY ARE BECAUSE HOLY F.

IF NOT THO, I’M SURE FAN FIC WRITERS WILL BE MORE THAN WILLING TO FILL IN THE GAPING HOLE IN OUR HEARTS THAT YOU INSTANTLY CARVED IN DESPITE OUR YEARS OF TRYING TO PATCH IT UP WITH DUCT TAPE AND JAM.

HOLY SMOKES I COULD WATCH 'FALL’ OVER AND OVER AGAIN UNTIL I GET THE SECOND SEASON.

Okay okay, my issues and more ramblings

1. Holy crap, wtf happened to April? Lol. I always felt pretty neutral towards her character, but come on. What was that? Oh well, that’s all im saying about it.

2. Lorelai pissed me off so much when she said that thing about her dad after the funeral. Ugh. Honestly, she deserved all what Emily said to her after that.

3. Speaking of pissed off .. wow, Rory has become quite a bitch. I’m sorry. But she is so spoiled. I get it, she’s having a hard time. But it’s so annoying that someone always has to pick up her slack (Logan, Life & Death Brigade, Jess) conveniently. Don’t get me wrong, I love her. And thank goodness, she realized just how much she deserves more later on. I also loooooved the Life & Death Brigade scene!!!!

4. I never thought I could love Emily Gilmore more, but obviously Amy had other plans.

5. Pretty convinced Kirk is Luke & Lorelai’s son. AND THE WEDDING DECORATIONS OH GOD. THEY WERE PERFECT.

6. The flashbacks in the Gilmore House? OOPS. SORRY, I just slipped on the puddle of tears, snot and blood on the floor.

7. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY WHY THE FUVK ARE PARIS AND DOYLE GETTING A DIVORCE????!!!! HELL NAWWW. IT’S LIKE HIMYM ALL OVER AGAIN WHEN THEY DECIDED TO BREAK UP ROBIJ AND BARNEY. UGH. I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THIS.

8. Luke being lost and dazed while in the diner when Lorelai went away and he opened up his heart to Jess will forever break my heart.

9. Luke convincing Lorelai that HE is THE guy for her will forever tug at my heartstrings. The words, the desperation, the hand gestures… okay. i’m tearing up again.


BASICALLY I FELT LIKE THE GILMORES DURING 'Friday Night’s Alright for Fighting’ DINNER SCENE (also, easily one of my fave scenes ever.. loved that they sort of recreated it with Emily and Lorelai during therapy)

PS: As much as I dislike Chris, damn he looked hella fine. It’s like he hasn’t aged a day! DAMN.

PPS: The hair thing they put on Luke is pretty weird at first, but oh my god does it make him look hella fine tho once you get used to it.

Last one…. i needed more Luk x Lorelai kisses. I just looove how Luke pulls Lorelai against him. Swooooon.

Oh yeah, I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY GOT AWAY WITH SHOWING THE PROPOSAL KISS ON TE FIRST TRAILER WITHOUT ANYONE BEING NONE THE WISER. GAH MIND BLOWING!!!!!!!!!

Finally, am I the only one who knew that Lorelai was never going to step foot on that trail? Hahaha.

OKAY /RANT OVER. TALK TO ME IF YOU NEED EMOTIONAL SUPPORT BC YEAH I NEED IT. BADLY.

  • What she says: I'm fine
  • What she means: why doesn't RGB's shirt fit him? We've seen objects literally change shape and size to 'become' parts of monsters I.e. his gloves so why didn't his shirt do that when he got it? Did it never fuse properly to him? I'd suggest he stole it but Cell implied she's allowing him to wear it so he probably did buy it from her, but why would she sell him something that didn't fit? Unless he really WANTED a dress shirt even if it didn't fit him? Or maybe he doesn't get a better shirt because he KNOWS it isn't a part of his true form and it keeps him from being fully realized? Or is he just THAT short that the shirtsleeves gave up on him?
When someone trashes enrichment

“The animals just destroy it”
“It takes too much time to make”
“It’s not like it actually matters”

i am waiting for the day when humanity collectively realizes that “not believing” in marginalized groups doesn’t make them stop existing, nor does it make their struggles something you should stop caring about

you don’t get to have an opinion over our existence

“As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology. Believe me!” -Trump 

This quote is almost six months old and it still gets under my skin, because despite the plethora of evidence to the contrary, people use it to claim that Trump is pro-LGBTQ. Using our community as a cheap talking point in a speech about how he’s going to stop the scary Muslims from coming here is not solidarity. Pitting minority groups against one another to gain the approval of the white majority is deplorable. 

I am queer and I refuse to be afraid of my Muslim brothers and sisters. I am queer and I refuse to be his fucking pawn in riling up xenophobia. 

freya and elijah’s dick move riles me up so much that i am so very tempted to flip my shit rn and rant and that’s what imma do. cause i mean it was not their fucking lives that became a conduit for magic but davina’s. they no fucking right to do that shit to her  and even klaus fucking said no to that very plan and said to find another way. but no. davina’s a fucking kid and her life and soul got torn to shreds by those ancestor bitches because freya bloody sacrficed her in cold blood, didn’t even had the decency to say sorry to her, and was not killed, but murdered and slaughtered and most certainly did not die in peace like cami and finn did. this cannot be defended by freya as protecting her family, because davina, too, is family. adopted daughter of marcel who was adopted by klaus and love of kol and the originals knew her even before they did freya. they could have found another way but they stick with sacrificing a kid because they couldnt be bothered to find another. davina died screaming and suffering and tortured and that was cruel and undignified and totally uncalled for and just so wrong and very much so fucked up.