i only watched this show for the plot

anonymous asked:

Have you been watching Discovery? The latest episode was whack. How did you get through the mirror verse episodes when they’d aired originally without losing your mind?

warning: discovery spoilers

I’ve watched only through Episode 7, but with all the spoilers floating around I have a good sense of the general plot arc to date. I find it exhausting that the show writers seem to think they need to keep the drama at peak level 9-10 in order to produce a good show. 2 major character deaths and the rape stuff is all a bit too much for me just now. I might watch it later with my older grandkids, if they express interest.

“The mirror verse episodes when they’d aired originally” – I think you are asking about TOS and “Mirror, Mirror” ?  If so, remember that a LOT of fanlore has built up around the Mirror verse since Season 2 of TOS. It’s such a popular trope in fanfiction, and has been since the early days. But when we encountered “Mirror, Mirror” for the first time, we had no preconceived ideas or backstory or fanlore in our heads. 

I don’t have a specific first memory of watching that episode in 67, the way I do with some others (Amok Time, Journey to Babel…), so I’m guessing I found it a fabulous, edge-of-the-seat thrill ride, but not mind-blowingly stressful. The way I find Discovery now.

Maybe it’s just cause I’m old now?  :)

anonymous asked:

AA Ron so just watched the episode and honestly the last few episodes have been so boring and just plain bad but this one took the cake I think, I mean Ubbe realizing his marriage to someone who he only knew for a few months and only had a sexual relationship with is supposed to be a shocker and a plot?? And what the hell is the Torvi x Ubbe and especially the Heahmund x Lagertha shit?? Honestly disappointed in this show especially since Ivar’s scenes are few and far in between

Look, Ivar was carrying the show for me and then they decide to have him in like 15% of the episodes and suddenly I don’t give a goddamn. This is all boring as fuck. I just don’t care. I’m annoyed I wasted an hour watching that when I coulda been watching the Magicians!!

Torvi x Ubbe - stupid, no growth, more useless sex. ‘I wish you had had my children’ bitch what? Lmao can we kill him too if I have to hear stupid shit like this??

Heahmund x Lagertha was at least predictable so my expectations were low.. but ‘I would die for you’ really? really Heahmund? The only thing that will make THAT whole crock a shit worth sitting through is if he betrays her in the end - actually no. I changed my mind. I can’t wait until Ivar fucking kills his ass for wasting all our goddamn time.

When you are such Steven trash your reason for watching Voltron is his voice, you know you are in too deep and need therapy asap.

consider watching black sails

it’s a tv show that is a treasure island prequel, so it’s a pirate show but it’s also so much more than that. it’s 4 seasons long and just ended so I can finally recommend it without fear of regretting it. it has

  • lgb representation (5 characters, 4 mains, spoiler: only one of them dies)
  • well written female characters who get to interact with each other!! very often while watching s4 I would see 2 women talk to each other and be important to the plot and I would just suddenly realize how rare that is in other shows
  • sex workers who are written like human beings (and spoiler: manage to leave that behind)
  • amazing writing in general
  • gorgeous cinematography
  • GREAT soundtrack
  • complex characters!!!! 
  • gay love is the center of the show
  • LESBIAN PIRATE
  • GAY PIRATE

warnings: rape tw for season 1, and it’s a pirate show so it can get violent and bloody

feel free to add anything, it’s past 1am so forgive me if i’m forgetting stuff

I think that a lot of the people who call Snape a hero and a good person must have only watched the movies, or in they read the books it was a long time ago, which is fine. The movies are great by themselves, but they do leave out a lot of detail that shows us who all the characters truly are because there’s so much plot to put in.

But here’s why I think this:

In the movies, a lot of Snape’s bullying is passed over or mentioned very off-handedly. Outside Harry’s first Potions lesson where Snape puts him on the spot (and in the book docks points from him, but not in the movie), a few snide remarks towards the trio (such as in the duelling club when talking about Ron’s wand), Neville mentioning Snape is his worst fear (which is never fully addressed), and the Occlumency lessons, I can’t think of many examples of Snape being a bully, and even these are fairly tame.

But in the book, we see Snape bullying the Gryffindors a lot more. Rowling makes a point of Snape going around during Potions to look at and remark on every student’s potions, often ignoring the Slytherins even when they do poorly, but he stops at Neville’s multiple times, berates him, humiliates him in front of the class, and on at least one occasion, simply Vanishes the potion because it’s so bad there’s no point trying to grade it so Neville gets an immediate 0.

As well, after Neville sees Snape come out of the wardrobe in drag, the story spreads like wildfire and Snape treats Neville even worse than he’s treated him before and Neville (a 13 year-old-kid) becomes nervous wreck.

There’s also the time in (pretty sure the 4th book), where Malfoy calls Hermione a Mudblood again and Harry and Ron try to hit him with a curse and Crabbe and Goyle do the same. One of the curses hit Hermione and causes her teeth to grow at an alarming rate. Hermione, who is already very self-conscious about her buckteeth tries to hide them so no one can see. At this point, Snape comes and sends Malfoy to the hospital wing and Ron angrily shouts “she was hit too!” and forces Hermione to show her teeth to Snape (Harry notes that they’re growing past her chin at this point). Snape looks straight at her and says “I see no difference,” causing Hermione, a 14-year-old girl who’s already self-conscious about her teeth to burst into tears and flee to the Hospital Wing, where she has her teeth permanently altered so they don’t stick out (she says her parents wanted her to use braces but she didn’t want to wait that long).

Another time, after Harry accidentally sees Snape’s worst memory, and Snape is yelling at him to get out of the office, and starts firing curses in Harry’s direction to scare him, since Harry won’t leave (he’s trying to apologize), and Snape explodes all the jars around the door, showering Harry with glass and pickled things. And then, later on, in the Potion’s classes, Harry gives Snape a sample of the Potion to be graded, and Snape just drops it, in front of the entire class. And since Hermione has already Vanished the rest of his potion, he gets an automatic 0.

Finally, the last example I can think of is when the students are brewing a growing potion and Snape realizes Neville mixed up the order of the ingredients, making it go bad. Again he berates him in front of the entire class with some very choice nasty words and claims he’s going to test the potion on Trevor at the end of class - if the potion was done correctly, he’ll be fine but if it was done incorrectly, he’ll die (remember Trevor was Neville’s present for getting into Hogwarts, and represents one of the few times his Gran has expressed that she’s proud of him). So Neville is about to have a complete meltdown but Hermione helps him correct the potion so when Snape gives Trevor a few drops, he just gets very large. And instead of awarding Hermione points for fixing a ruined potion, he takes points from her for interfering where she isn’t wanted.

So yes, I’ll admit Snape was a complex character with an interesting story line. But that’s all he is. He’s not a hero, and I personally think it’s insulting that Harry named his child after him.

Please Watch “Orange”

Ok everyone. I’m sure some of you have probably heard of this anime, and those people who have heard of it have probably strayed away from it for the same reasons I did. 

I am a huge fan of romance anime. I’m basically addicted to anything involving love, but I was weary of this show, called “Orange,” because (1) you learn from within the first few minutes of the first episode that the love interest is going to die, (2) it looks really cliché, (3) it is not very popular, and (4) it looks sad. 

I was wrong. So very wrong. 

(1) Yes, the anime has its bleak, raw moments, but those moments were the ones that I never had anticipated that I would appreciate the most. Something that definitely became an admirable point of the anime was its very real, non-sugar-coated portrayal of depression, mental illness, suicide, and grief. This series does what most shojou romance series shy away from and actually shows the audience what depression is like through Kakeru, the fated-to-die protagonist, and the seriousness of suicide. 

As someone who has personally battled with clinical depression for years and has been to therapy and counselling, this anime hit home for me. The faking smiles, pretending everything is okay, the self-loathing, thinking you are at fault, thinking you are a burden to others, denying yourself happiness, not allowing yourself forgiveness, and the thoughts of death; they are all things that I could relate to. They even included how you can still experience moments of true happiness even if you are depressed, but how it never really goes away. Sure, this anime might not be as light-hearted as others, but it’s the heart-rending instances in this show that give it so much impact and substance. 

(2) This anime does have some clichés (i.e. cultural festival, giving chocolates on Valentines Day, new kid at school sits next to the main character), but the plot completely colors these events in ways that make them so much more meaningful and different than you have ever seen them. One of my main concerns going into this show was that I would be bored, but I ended up watching it all in one sitting simply because of how much I needed to know what would happen. Additionally, the secondary characters are wonderfully fleshed out and are actually important to the plot, instead of feeling like accessories. 

(3) I know this anime was based off of a manga (which I had once picked up on a whim, but put down once I saw how sad it was probably going to be), but I have never heard people talk about it, like ever. Even when the show came out (which it did recently), there was no buzz about it. Although the lack of chatter surrounding Orange only made me more pessimistic regarding the quality of the show, if there is anything I have learned from watching hundreds of anime, it is that sometimes good shows can fly beneath the radar. I am glad I decided to pick it up after it’s completion and give it a chance, because I just found a series that has easily earned a spot on my top 10 list. 

(4) Is this anime sad? Yes. Is it too sad to watch? No. The biggest obstacle that stood in my way for this show was the fact that it pretty much promised from the get-go to be sad. “But love is supposed to be happy and have a happy ending,” you might say, “so how can that be possible when one of the protagonists is destined to commit suicide.” I don’t want to spoil it, so all I can tell you is that I was very pleased with the conclusion and it ends much differently than you are lead to believe it will. Trust me guys. My heart is made of glass. I would not recommend this show to anyone if I didn’t think the denouement was really good

So, in conclusion, set aside a few hours one day and let this series show you its magic! 

BILL AND AXOLOTL: ANALYSIS AND THEORY

Bill is an odd character for a multitude of reasons; his design, the mysterious origin, contradictory motives, and connection to all things weird. I wanted to take a closer look into him and really see if I could find something that hasn’t already been pointed out, and I found a lot more than I originally thought. This was going to only be exploring a few aspects about him as a religious reference, but when I got into the nitty gritty I found some damning evidence that points to him involved in a much bigger plot that I anticipated.

To even begin to understand Bill Cipher I needed to first gather information about perhaps the most important character in the franchise that only shows up in the show as a reference. That’s right, the Axolotl. Upon first watching the show you can miss him completely and if you don’t reverse Bill’s death message yourself or find a clip with it, then there certainly won’t be any pointers to this creature. However, looking closer you find that Stanford had been in possession of one of the creatures before with it’s tank left as Stanley took the shack, but Bill even outright mentions him when saying the backwards message that once reversed reveals something huge: “A-X-O-L-O-T-L! My time has come to burn, I invoke the ancient power that I may return!’ In the Gravity Falls universe, the Axolotl is a powerful extradimensional creature that takes the form of a giant talking axolotl whose power ranks above that of Time Baby, Bill Cipher, and possible other unnamed or unseen powers.

Now this on it’s own is interesting but when comparing the creature to its real life equivalent and mythology things get even more intense! So, what are these creatures in real life? Well they’re a type of salamander that’s critically endangered and originate in Mexico, but the more intriguing piece of their history is their abilities and what they were named after. First off, these little creatures are a rare type of animal that can stay in a tadpole like state for the entirety of their lives and can even regenerate limbs. Their names comes from an Aztec myth about one of their gods, Xolotl, who was associated with the sunset and would guard the Sun as it traveled through the underworld every night. This deity and a dog were believed to lead the soul on its journey to the underworld. In order to avoid being hunted for sacrifice, he turns into a plant now named Mexolotl and animal now named Axolotl. In Aztec mythology, he was a god with associations to lightning, death, and fire and was also god of twins, monsters, misfortune, sickness, and deformities. Xolotl is the twin of Quetzalcoatl, the god of wind and learning. He is the dark personification of the evening star, and was associated with heavenly fire. Knowing this has huge impacts on what we know about the series, so now it’s time for some connections and my idea of what the Axolotl in Gravity Falls canon truly equivocates, to. And boy is it huge.

First let’s start with the mythology and piece it with the show. The Aztec god Xolotl has some big relations to Bill Cipher, with how it is associated with lighting; Bill uses it in the battle during Dreamscapes and even forms a weather cloud that shoots lighting to pillars in Weirdmageddon, death; I don’t need to even explain this one as Bill causes the death of his entire dimension, sought to destroy the universe, and of course his death in the finale, and the biggest one of all; fire. We see that Bill can use both harmless fire as it appears blue when he strikes deals or even surrounds his body on occasions or to hurt others when it’s orange as shown in Dreamscapers as well. Along with this he is the god of monsters, misfortune, and deformities which are things heavily related to Bill. But if he is so heavily connected to Bill, why is it that Axolotl is the one who goes by the name? The answer has been in the show all along. Who are two other main characters where one goes by the other? Stanley and Stanford Pines. The twins, and here’s where things get mind blowing.

Look back at the mythology. Along with being a god of monsters, misfortune, sickness, and deformities, Xolotl is also a god of twins. And every. Single. One. of these attributes are huge key factors in the show. Not only are the two main characters, Dipper and Mabel, twins, but the twist of season two reveals that Stan hasn’t been what he’s seemed all along as isn’t who we know him as, instead having the twin brother who is the real owner of that name. Along with this Bill’s whole plan is revolved around bringing his monstrosities to the world, and disfigurements are in so many of the characters within the Gravity Falls universe!

With this implication in mind, consider this: Why would a creature who is an ancient power and all knowing being after surely seeing Bill Cipher’s crimes give him the opportunity of another form and shirk blame onto Axolotl himself? Why would Bill wait until his death to remotely mention this being at all besides a quick note in the journals? And why would Alex, knowing the dedication of his fans, throw in a troll name like Axolotl if he wasn’t completely important? The answer has been hidden in the show the entire time, but as Alex says, one out of show piece hides a huge canon secret; the Axolotl poem. Here is it pieced together:

Sixty degrees that come in threes.
Watches from within birch trees.

This part is pretty self explanatory, telling what Bill is and referencing the woods where he makes his first appearance, noting that he can watch from the eye-like features in the trees. It’s further on in the poem where things start to get interesting.

Saw his own dimension burn.
Misses home and can’t return.

Remember that line in Weirdmageddon where Bill describes the second dimension? He says “Try living in the second dimension. A flat world with flat minds. I liberated my original dimension, Stanford, and I’m here to liberate yours”. At first I thought this meant he purposely burned down his dimension after wanting to leave, but why not just leave? I believe this was an accident. That the second dimension may not have been ideal but it was still his home, and when he tried to seek greater things, like power (more on that later), he was granted that wish and with it came a fire he could not control and a sight he’d never experienced. This is further supported by the next lines:

Says he’s happy. He’s a liar.
Blame the arson for the fire.

Bill is hiding the fact that this wasn’t purposeful, and we see it clear on his features how unhappy he is about burning down the second dimension as pictured here.

He blames arson, which is described as “the criminal act of deliberately setting fire to something”. Deliberately. He doesn’t want to admit how this didn’t make him happy, how it was an accident, and instead he lies and says it was purposeful, he meant the fire, and he’s happy about it. It was liberation.

If he wants to shirk the blame,
He’ll have to invoke my name.

For the longest time this line confused me. Why would the Axolotl offer this, and why would he have to appeal to him, be judged like this by this being? Then I read more on axolotls and the mythology behind them, and then i found out Xolotl was responsible for guarding the sun and transporting souls to the underworld. The Axolotl is doing this because his job is to act as judgment to Bill and either destroy his soul completely or, as the next lines go:

One way to absolve his crime.
A different form, a different time.

He can also give Bill another form if he appeals and tries to absolve his crime. But why, why the Axolotl? How are they connected? It had to be something big if this creature who was barely in the show could do something so massive as bring back the main antagonist who was a being that could destroy existence itself as we know it?

Because of one simple answer. One groundbreaking answer that I almost couldn’t believe when I was researching and writing this.

Bill Cipher and the Axolotl are related. Not only that, they are twins based on the Aztec myths of  Quetzalcoatl and Xolotl. 

To prove it, I’m going to present to you my own idea as to both of their mysterious origins as well as some parallels before then and by the time you’re done reading it I hope I have you as convinced as I am. 

Before this, I’ll address the biggest problem right here and now: they don’t look the same, and they aren’t even of the same species. That is where I challenge you with this: both the mythology and canon about Axolotl talk about how the form of this frilly salamander is taken, but isn’t necessarily their true form. And we also see that Bill can both shapeshift and become any form he chooses after Weirdmageddon. What I believe these beings truly are, are mere stars and dust for Axolotl and weirdness for Bill. As, in Alex’s own words; “Bill was born from weirdness and crafted by it, but not the cause of it.” He chose to look as he does because it was not only the forms he saw in the second dimension, but something weird and something he wanted.

Since that’s out of the way I can now draw out the parallels. I believe this is made to be a sort of Ying Yang story, a balance of good and evil. As Xolotl is made to represent Bill, even though the name goes to Axolotl, Quetzalcoatl is made to represent Axolotl in that he is god of knowledge and wind. Take a look at the canon Axolotl and the environment, as well as where it’s described. It’s a time and space between time and space, with bright fluffy clouds and a nice aura. That could be the wind part, but the knowledge part is clear as he is able to provide any answer to the questions Mabel and Dipper can ask. They also go completely in parallel with each side of the All Seeing Eye belief, more on that later. And there’s a part in the journal where he is referenced, saying that every conspiracy theory is correct. This means Axolotl knew these, and is being cursed due to it. The more damning piece, however, is on the page with the Oracle where it points to Bill and the inscription says ‘his exact opposite’. Or the balance to the weirdness that is Bill. Consider this: usually storytelling elements go in threes but with the twins it’s only twos. Mabel and Dipper and Stan and Ford. But adding these two to the equation makes it even better, as if destiny. Bill and Axolotl being twins as well. And one taking after the other (Bill as being more like Xolotl), foreshadowing the series’ entire plot. And it even matches perfectly with the characters as, again, one of Xolotl’s jobs was to be a god over disfigurement and weirdness. And guess which three main characters, in my opinion the third being a twin, each have a weirdness to them? Dipper’s birthmark, Stanford’s six fingers, and Bill’s one eye.

Now, here is my version Bill and Axolotl’s background for your consideration:

Bill Cipher wanted more out of his life. He wanted knowledge like his cosmic brother, and he wanted to be free of the flat realm that he’d been confined to. The Axolotl warned him to stick to his own dimension, that he was too blind to see the truth but Bill didn’t listen. When he tries to leave, he does gain success but he also gains a burden from his twin. As this being was both Ultimate Knowledge and Ultimate Sight, the power was split and sight was given to Bill for him to see that his leaving that dimension would cause it’s end. But it was too late, the power too great, and Bill killed everything within that dimension after causing a fire he couldn’t control.

Axolotl, being the one who judges souls, sent him to a realm between dimensions with no escape where interdimensional criminals and nightmares would also be sent upon their judged crimes. Within this place, Bill becomes a cold and cruel being due to the dimension’s influence on the mind and the lawless, unstable atmosphere. He became insane, to the point where he could not distinguish his own lies from himself anymore and convinced himself that his crimes had been purposeful and funny, that this was the only true way to be alive. Along with this he also learned how to control his ultimate sight and he would watch as the universe morphed around him, being the only one who could see it as his destiny was now to become the All Seeing Eye.

As he watched the third dimension’s earth he realized that he could have influence over it through eye-like features within the earth as well as appear as a mere shadow, or become a constructed thought. Eventually his influence was found in caves where people had drawn their worship, in pyramids as he was connected to their gods, eventually even on money and in many other places throughout history, but he still was trapped, and it was still only his influence. Bill wanted to truly exist and control, to have more power, which would come in the form of a broken rift. But the promised day that he’d seen in his own future was short, as he was tricked into being erased and where he would finally have to answer to his crimes.

When his judgment day had come again, Axolotl takes pity on his brother since it had been him that gave the powers and decides to give him another form in another time. And that form is what I believe Alex may either hint at or go into in the graphic novels that will soon be released.

Well, that sums up what I believe the Axolotl has to do with Bill, but what exactly is Bill and what are his true plans throughout the series? Now that I’ve explained what hasn’t been shown in the show, I can connect it further and with even more mythological examples, this time in Trinity and Egyptian myth.

I think we all know by now that Bill is meant to symbolize the Eye of Providence, but if that wasn’t proof enough Alex has stated he made Bill when he thought it would be funny to dress up the thing on the one dollar bill with a tophat and tie, then name him Bill for dollar bill. But that thing on the dollar isn’t just some random design, it’s the All Seeing Eye of God from Trinitarianism belief. This can either be a good sign saying that God is always watching and represents light and glory, but as with the Egyptian idea it means something far darker. That you are just a pawn in a higher game, and this eye is out mocking you. Axolotl is the light, and Bill is the dark.

Further evidence points out that this eye also can mean that an enemy is hiding in plain sight, and with Bill Cipher that has never been more true. Not only is one of the major plot points his false partnership with Stanford Pines, but his symbol can be seen all around the shack and even hidden in certain panels of the show. He’s there, and you’re all pawns in his game, and there is nothing you can do about this.

So, knowing this, here is my assessment of Bill Cipher and what he truly is:

Bill is a deity, the polar opposite to his twin brother Axolotl. He is the All Seeing Eye and has been throughout history, watching and influencing. All along he’s wanted freedom from the nightmare realm and to create his weirdness reign. He can do this by entering dreams and showing people what they want to see, by possession as he places yet another pawn on his chessboard, and by influence over the universe he saw and helped to grow just so he could take it over. He desires power, referenced by gold in the show as both his famous line “Buy Gold, Bye!”, and his power over Ford and how he turns him to gold to show who is really in control. He desires true happiness as he’s been lying to himself all this time, and he desires freedom. By any means necessary.

Thanks for reading!

as a fat girl i would really love it if i could watch a tv show where a fat girl’s plot isn’t her weight. like i’m over it. i’m over the weight loss plots, i’m over the “he could never love me because i’m fat but oh he DOES love me he’s a special snowflake” plots, i’m over the “i’m the only fat friend and i’m self conscious” plots like GIVE ME A BREAK. i know a lot of fat girls DO struggle with these issues but a huge part of that is turning on the tv and seeing fat girls only get cast in these tropes. i wanna see fat girl superheroes, fat girl business owners, fat girls being the mean girl every guy wants to date. because the fact is that happens in real life. i’m fat and i live a wonderful fulfilling life that doesn’t revolve around my weight, but i didn’t get here overnight. imagine how much quicker i would’ve found my body confidence if i’d had tv shows growing up showing me fat girls getting to play the same roles as skinny girls, getting the same opportunities, and not having plots that revolve around their weight.

the most defining feature of a girl is not her fat, so stop casting fat girls in roles that diminish them to that.

marlene-fletcher  asked:

what if before spiderman or deadpools identities are revealed keith/spiderman has a huge crush on lance and lance/deadpool has a thing for spiderman but keith just sees deadpool as a big mouth merc and lance just sees keith as some introverted emo and so of course this results in pining idiots... sorry;;

Mmm smth like that! Of course people can play with this au however they like but here is how i see it..

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Looking for a good series to pick up?

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Are you looking for a good series to pick up? A series that contains:

  • Good and intersting plot?
  • Loveable characters that have character development?
  • Smart (and actually good) humor and script?
  • Will actually have a perfect execution of the above?

Well let me introduce you to…

Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Yep, you heard me. Ninjago. A show about a group of ninjas trying to keep everything in peace in which they can go from fighting talking snakes to flying on the air with a ship without making it “too complex” or “too rushed”. Everything runs smoothly as heckity heck and the show always makes sure to explain all the questions you might have.

But what will Ninjago teach you or offer to you, you might be wondering.

WELL, GOOD THING I’VE SUMMED UP SOME OF THE THINGS YOU’LL FIND. Obviously, this isn’t everything but I figured I should note some of the unique things the show offers.

  • Life lessons. As stupid as it may sound, Ninjago’s messages are one of the most powerful ones ever seen in (kids’) shows. While Ninjago is labeled as a kids’ show, its message are far from just that. Ninjago really shows a side of life that is forgotten nowadays. One of the most important ones in my opinion is that life won’t always go your way but as long as you don’t give up, you will make it through. If you can’t shape your environment, shape yourself.
  • The plot. No matter what happens, Ninjago’s plot always stays true to its universe. As I mentioned before, there can be a trillion things on screen but they blend in so nicely with each other that it never feels chaotic or too much. The way the story develops just feels natural. I could not ask for a better plot execution.
  • The characters. Just like the plot, the characters always stay true to their universe. And the best part about them? They have character development. Instead of your everyday cartoon where each character stays the same at each episode (mainly because the episodes do not follow a storyline), Ninjago’s characters develop with the plot. The characters feel alive, they really do. They are lovable, enjoyable, funny and interesting and always have something new to offer.
  • The voice acting. Since we are talking about how characters come to life, let’s talk voice acting! I can only speak for the English version of the series but the voice acting in Ninjago is TOP. Every character has their own unique suiting voice. The voice actors are so talented and they give their all with each performance. They certainly get into their characters’ personalities, always giving an outstanding performance. I could just have a Ninjago episode playing at another tab just to hear the voices. They are that good.
  • It actually shows that girl power is a thing? Not even in an “implied” way. On one of the seasons, one of the ninja’s sister (who is also a main protagonist), Nya, has to escape society’s labels about her (being sterotyped because she is the ‘only girl of the team’, being ‘forced’, in a way, to choose between two of her teamates to date because she is a girl) And Nya really fights that. She learns how to shape her own reality and how to be herself, without letting anyone force her into choosing something. Nya is a true example of a strong and independed personality.
  • The romance. I was hesitant about making this a reason to watch Ninjago. Honestly, whether you are in for ships or not, you should definetely watch it anyway but let me tell you… The ships in the series. They just feel real. They are not rushed, they have development, they show many different sides of romantic love (and the subject is not even the main focus of the series), how a healthy relationship is built and sometimes when it is time to stop one. Andyouknowalsothefluffbetweentwocertaincharactersisjustthepurestthingeverandhonestlyifyouwanttomissoutonthatidonotknowiamsorry
  • The soundtrack. Ninjago has one of the most brilliant OST I have ever seen in a series. The main guys of the OST are Jay Vincent and Micheal Kramer and the ‘songs’ songs are made by The Fold. Never have I seen a soundtrack so fitting to a series. Each scene is really brought to life with all those magnificent tunes. In fact, they are so good, that I listen to them when I write my fanfics! They help me focus a lot.
  • The animation. Ninjago is a LEGO series, which means the characters are, well, LEGOs. However, don’t let that discourage you from watching the series. The animation is so smooth, beautiful, detailed and just stunning to look at. I’ve been a fan of Ninjago ever since I was 6 and the fact that the characters on screen are LEGOs has never bothered me. There is only so much I can show without spoiling anything so have a scene from the first season’s intro!

Conclusion? Ninjago is on point and your soul needs it.

Okay but, in all seriousness, please consider getting into Ninjago. The creators work so hard on it (not to mention they interact with the fanbase, taking into consideration their views and opinion on the plot) that are not to disappoint. As of now, Ninjago currently has 7 seasons out, two origin episodes that take place before the first season (I recommend watching those two first), and a movie special that takes place after the 6th season. There is an upcoming 8th season and as far as we are concerned at the moment, season 9th is possibly the last one.

I’d like to finish off by saying that Ninjago is a series that really shaped the way I looked at the world. Ever since I was little, I was exposed to the show and it made me appreciate things that I would not have appreciated otherwise. I recommend it more than anything. Watch it for yourself, watch it with your kid, family friends… It’s just a very important show that deserves far more love than what it currently has. I really hope you enjoy Ninjago just as much as we, the fanbase, do!

And hey, Ninjago fans, reblog this so we can widen our fanbase! Let’s get more people into this amazing show! And feel free to add your own highlights down below if you’d like!

seriously guys, just watch 3% on netflix!

it’s the first brazilian show produced by netflix and it needs some recognition bc:

- DIVERSE CHARACTERS!!! i’m not kidding, there are so many different storylines and people and just fucsjsk watch it now
- good plot!
- good acting!
- good cinematography!
- blurred lines between good and bad (i mean, there’s not just only the Big Bad Guy™ and the main character, they all have their motives and it’s just great)
- addresses issues like mental health and disability (not just on the sidelines like most shows!! main characters guys!!)
- really cool things about our society in general and what it may become

i mean, i see people complaining about tv shows not being diverse enough or not portraying people in a realistic way but when shows like this one air, they just get ignored so…. yeah! watch it!

Mysterious, Absent Characters

Anonymous asked: “How can I keep readers interested in a missing character with them being gone & only remembered?” 

A character doesn’t need to be present in a scene to be interesting. Sometimes they can be missing for most of the book (in some cases all of the book) and still hold the reader’s interest, just by being “relevant.” 

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Competition // Steve Harrington

Summary: A family dinner brings up pain Nancy has been hiding since you were both little. Twins that couldn’t be more distanced you see each other differently and when your boyfriend Steve comes for dinner, Nancy’s jealously builds too much. A little peep show Nancy watches between Steve and you is the catalyst to her quiet crush.

Characters: Steve Harrington x Reader, twin!Nancy Wheeler x twin!Reader, Ted Wheeler, Karen Wheeler, Holly Wheeler, Mike Wheeler and Eleven (mentioned)

Words: 3425

Disclaimer: I do not own Stranger Things or the characters involved. I only own the Reader and her plot. I also do not own any gifs or images that may appear in this either. The desktop theme provides the owner of the gifs.

Warnings: Swearing, jealously, violence, fluff, angst and smut.

Author: Caitsy

A/N: Heads up, some of our blogs fics have adult themes of sexual content and while we can’t control what you choose to read know that it was your choice to read smut and if you are younger than eighteen we are not responsible for your actions.

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You never really understood the things that people did in their lives, from bullying and abusing others to letting that abuse dictate your life. It made you sound terrible but knowing how Billy’s dad treated him did open your eyes to life. The abuse that Billy faced wasn’t excused because it was something he had always known because it he could have taken it and ran with it in a more positive way.

You didn’t have the greatest life either. You and Nancy were twin sisters that shared everything until high school began. You were casual friends with Jonathan Byers in a sense but you were a little more popular than your sister. In freshmen year you had broadened your horizons with trying to find your place in the school, were you a sports girl or a loner or even the cliques in between.

Nancy however became obsessed in a sense of getting good enough grades because in your teens you started to compete against each other. Nancy more so than you. Soon you were enveloped into a group of friends with Steve Harrington and the clingy Carol who self proclaimed herself as your best friend. You definitely did not like Carol or Tommy H.

Soon enough Steve was picking you up and going on hangouts that some would call dates but you truly detested the expected relationship standards America had demanded. That’s how Nancy discovered the boy with great hair who was a year older and when boys are older than you, it’s desired. She kept it a secret and pined for him until that one night when her crush exploded in her face.

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I randomly bumped into a new Netflix show called Ingobernable and when I saw mexican actress Kate del Castillo was on it I just had to watch it. She’s fantastic, I loved her job on La Reina del Sur (another great show available on Netflix).
Now, back to Ingobernable, this show is SO GOOD. I mean it. The plot is really good and the acting is on point. There’s real mexican people, not only the white-washed ones. There’s LGBT people. There’s women kicking some ass.
Please, watch Ingobernable!!!!

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If I were to write a TV cartoon, the show would be a balance between standalone episodes and an overarching plot. Almost every episode needs to work as both its own story and a part of a bigger story.

Each season would be split into arcs of 3-7 episodes each. With some standalone non-arc or subplot related episodes in between from time to time.

Most arc episodes would be fairly loosely connected though, and could be viewed on their own without watching the rest of the arc first. And the episodes that do follow up established plot points would be written in a way that even without seeing the previous episodes you could quickly catch up. But also in a way that doesn’t spoil too much of the previous episode in question.

This way the show would be enjoyable both for people who binge it or watch it regularly and occasional viewers watching from the middle or out of order. Suitable for both on-demand viewing and TV reruns.

I’m not saying it would be easy. But I think it’s possible if you follow guidelines and synergise all of the different writers.

Here are a few guidelines to accomplish such a thing:

1. Dual Focus. Only the beginning and ending of the episode in each arc are obviously key to the overarching plot. The rest of the episode is purely for the sake of the episode. With a few exceptions.

2. Setup. For the first episode in an arc only the ending is explicitly setting up the rest of the arc. The beginning needs to set up the episode itself.

3. Climax. For the final or midpoint episode of an arc, the entirety of the episode can be relevant to the overarching plot.

4. Non-Obfuscation. Details from previous episodes that come into relevance back later shouldn’t stand out too much or interfere with the plot of the current episode.

5. Brevity. Every detail that comes into play later needs to be summarised very shortly when it does. It needs to be explained to people who haven’t seen the previous episode and reminded to people who did. But it also needs to be explained in a way that doesn’t spoil the rest of the episode it’s from. This is the trickiest part, as it requires each episode to be multilayered.

6. Clear Timeline. Each arc should have some sort of signifier or tell to when it takes place in the series. The presence of a character or item. Or abilities the protagonists have. Or a certain attitude reflected by the characters. This way it’s clear to anybody watching in any order which episode takes place before or after any other episode for almost any two or more episodes.

You know I’m still pretty blown away by how smoothly Svtfoe has transitioned its overall mood. Most shows will have a pretty significant alteration between the themes of the first episode and those of a season or two into the series, but this one is really going whole-hog.

To put it this way…

Ludo in the beginning of the series was a comic-relief villain. He was incompetent, whiny, the butt of jokes, and overall not a threat in the least. Now, come season two, we see that he is the result of severe childhood neglect and that the exposure to his wand has brought on a drastic collapse in his mental health. With the introduction of his family, and especially his little brother, he becomes a well-rounded character that I wouldn’t say is relatable, but at least one we can feel for. 

Star was a character I was worried would always be over-eccentric and enthusiastic, though the quiet moment between her and Marco in episode one definitely gave me hope. Much like Ludo, she started off as a very flat character with an exaggerated image, and has since evolved into someone multi-faceted and sympathetic. Her flaws are realistic, and that is something I greatly appreciate.

And Moon was introduced as the typical straight-laced, no-nonsense queen that I figured would play as an antagonist for the entirety of the series, but instead we get someone who struggles with the burden of her duties and preparing her daughter for the same job. When she put on her armor and let down her hair, I was awestruck as I remembered my first impression of her.

Overall I’m just really impressed with this show, considering that when I first started watching I thought I would most likely lose interest. Instead I got characters I can be invested in and a plot well worth following. Svtfoe really pulled a fast one on me in the sense that the only character I liked at all in the beginning was Marco, and now I’ve come to adore the majority of the cast.