do you ever think about how when even was manic he said 'we're so going to get married' and then when he was depressed he said 'in another universe we're together for all eternity' and cry
I cry more about what that turned into actually??? They started off talking on such a grand scale, “man of my life” and “married” and “eternity”, and while that might be romantic… I feel like that didn’t serve Even particularly well? If you’re living life as a film, you might make the big gesture and let the curtain fall. If you’re living life thinking of all the parallel universes, you can comfort yourself that one of them is getting it ‘right’. What I really loved about season three was that it wasn’t too precious about anything, Isak and Even enjoyed all the talk about the infinite and du er mannen i mitt liv but it wasn’t what ended up actually meaning the most to them.
What wound up being the most important thing was you and me and this bed and now. And then ‘move in with me because I want you and your dirty socks and your elbow next to mine on the kitchen table’. The everyday, every day. The “now” means more to me than any hypothetical forever and they’re giving everything they could right at this minute. That’s what gets me more than anything with them, seeing them take such good care of each other because they aren’t counting on anything else. Because life is…
isak is coming from his own experience of homophobia which is stupid questions and odd looks, assumptions and feeling like everyone is judging him, he’s valid in the discrimination he’s faced and his assertion that they can be solved by educating people on what’s right and wrong, that has truth to it, but with sana it goes much deeper than that, we know she’s been harassed for years, that her family is scared for her, that she’s targeted with not just stupid question but commonplace disdain and not just odd looks but rude, intentionally hateful comments, sana’s faced with so many people that don’t want to learn, that don’t care to let her try and explain, i think isak hit home with sana with his comment about when you go looking for hate you wind up hating yourself, but i don’t think he understands how much hate is forced into sana’s life, so much that it gets so tiring, not the personal hate that isak struggled with so much but the oppression and outward hate that sana can’t avoid, and that disconnect is why isak’s speech didn’t sit quite right with me, i really hope this topic gets brought up again in a different context because i think it’s important to address, educating ignorance, but i hope this isn’t the end of the discussion
I normally post these lists on my other blog but posting here instead.
Happy Birthday, Kenny. In honor of his birthday here are my 7 favorite Kenny moments.
7. His letter from Hawaii to the guys
I know this episode is celebrated by Kenny/Butters fans and that happens to be one of my NOTP, but I actually really enjoy this one. Kenny’s letter and Trey’s voice-over while the boys are reading it kills me.
6. Defeating Hell with the Holy PSP
Just Best Friends Forever in general I love. Kenny is the chosen one and saves the day, how can you not love it. Archangel Michael’s reaction to Kenny defeating the armies of Hell with the Holy PSP is great. Like oh come on show me it!, haha. Damn you Trey and Matt. Also at the end when he’s given a Keanu Reeves statue, Kenny’s blank reaction always has me wondering is he thinking “what the fuck is this?” or “hell yeah!”
5. Kenny as a sketch artist
This whole episode is one of my favorites and I’d love to see more like these again. The boys being boys. The part that I enjoyed most by Kenny has to be him being the sketch artist. Plus Kyle’s “Dammit Kenny, that’s not what she said!” added so much. Oh can we appreciate Kenny’s handwriting being Comic Sans.
4. Real life Kenny in I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining
Okay, so I know the actor they cast isn’t canon to how Kenny looks, and I’m pretty sure it’s been established that’s part of the joke. I fucking love the guy they cast regardless. His delivery on the lines are perfect. Kyle and Cartman doing their usual bickering and when Cartman demands Kenny say who’s fault it was for going zipling, “I dunno. I don’t really give a shit.” and later “fuck you, Cartman.” I think all the boys were cast well but Kenny’s my favorite.
3. Betraying Cartman and joining Stan’s side in Black Friday
I know a lot of people would’ve picked Kenny becoming a Japanese princess from the Black Friday trilogy and I almost did. However, I just really love this scene. Stan’s speech, taking out his sword and everyone chanting “to the Princess” and then revealing Princess Kenny. The camera slowly moves in and ends on her rat screeching. Also, looking back maybe I shouldn’t have been so shocked by the SOT twist, lol.
I’m not picking a particular Mysterion moment like I did with Princess Kenny because I can’t. Princess Kenny is Kenny having fun with make believe and dressing up but with Mysterion we really get to explore his character further than before. Mysterion is Kenny. Kenny is Mysterion. We learn more about his experience with death and that his feelings towards it. Later, we see he still keeps the mask on for Karen and is her guardian angel. I can’t even begin to think of a top moment for Mysterion. This was going to be my top pick for Kenny until I remember what is now my first choice…
1. Kenny giving Karen the doll
God, my heart. I can’t handle how much I love this. Both Kenny and Kyle’s love for their siblings are just another part of South Park I love. My friends and I have argued who is the better older brother and I believe it’s impossible to pick. I remember watching this episode and thinking “not bad…but meh…” and then the ending came and I lost it. My heart melted into a thousand pieces. Thinking back to the earlier episodes and all the shit Kenny would do for a dollar and he finally makes some money and uses it to buy his little sister a doll.
@reasonablywittyatbest had the idea that in Dishonored 2 The Outsider is super sweet to Emily and a massive dick to Corvo but then: what if he’s really nice to Emily and just Regular-Flavor Cryptic Bullshit with Corvo.
You know, I don’t know if it was intentional, but Carlos the Scientist? Very relatable to me as an autistic person. Just like, the way he was written? How he very rarely talks about things other than science, that makes sense to me; Special Interests are very easy to talk about. I relate to the way that Carlos interacts with the world, and how he interprets his experiences, and the way he chooses to relay them in speech; it’s just very good. I really love Carlos the Scientist
“But that is not the power of Bruce Springsteen. It is that whenever I see Bruce Springsteen do anything, he empties the tank – every time. And the beautiful thing about this man is he empties that tank for his family, he empties that tank for his art, he empties that tank for his audience, and he empties it for his country. And we, on the receiving end of that beautiful gift, are ourselves rejuvenated, if not redeemed and I thank you.” Jon Stewart - Kennedy Center Honors Bruce Springsteen