[translation] SMTOWN JAPAN OFFICIAL UPDATE 2017.08.18 - NCT
Johnny -> Chicago’s long legs. Chicago’s representative physicals!! Taeyong -> A girl ♡ Dainty and must be treated with a lot of care ♡ Doyoung -> Broad shoulders! Cute guy with broad shoulders and he speaks well~ Jaehyun -> White! He does everything diligently. A cute boy with a fair skin~ ♡ Mark -> Hard-worker. No matter when he’s at full force! Ten -> Happy. Even if he’s far away I get his happy energy. A cute boy whose smile is his charm Jeno -> Very polite, good mannered, cool Jeno. Manliest of men ♡ Jisung -> Dancing Machine! The ever so free and my pace NCT’s maknae. Chenle -> Mischievous kid. He’s mischievous no matter where he is. Renjun -> Renjun who sings and dances well~ ^^ Haechan -> ☀︎ He’s not afraid of anything. A mood maker who listens well.♡♡ Winwin -> A fearless 9 year old. Cute ~~^^ Yuta -> YUTA. I love your comedy ♡
Johnny’s ???????? please infer them yourselves..
Johnny -> Gentleman Taeil -> An adult Crayon Shinchan Doyoung -> My bro Jaehyun -> My bro Mark -> NCT’s swagger MARK! Ten -> Dancing Machine Jeno -> Our serious Jeno Jisung -> Our maknae Chenle -> Cute CHENLE! Renjun -> Refreshing! Haechan -> HAECHAN the Moodmaker who has become mature. Winwin -> Innocent number 1 Yuta -> Friend from Osaka~
To whoever originally made this meme: I am truly sorry for the rant I’m about to go on, because I know you meant this to be funny, and it is. But this scene is incredibly important to the character development of, well, pretty much everyone– but especially Jack. Right from the beginning, Jack believed in the Doctor. This rogue Time Agent just hooks up with this clearly insane alien and decides that this is the man he’ll follow, come Hell or high water. Jack the renegade, the criminal, the con man, the torture master (see Torchwood season 1, “Countrycide,”) decides that he’s going to owe his loyalty to this total stranger in a blue box– all because the Doctor came back for him when his ship was about to blow rather than let him die. He calls him “sir.” He enforces his wishes. He throws himself into danger for him. Then Station 5 happens, and Jack knows full well that they could all die, and what does he say? “Never doubted him, never will!” And not only does he march willingly into the jaws of his own death, he turns commando and encourages others to die in this man’s name as well. And die he does– brutally, quickly, and with all the attitude of a man who has chosen his own fate. He wanted to believe that the Doctor would never have intentionally abandoned him on Station 5. We can see it in his face when the TARDIS disappear. His idol wouldn’t just leave him there to die, or for dead. And when he makes it to Earth, what leads Torchwood straight to him? “Just you wait until I find the Doctor!” “The Doctor will fix me!” He’s as stubborn in his faith as everything else. But the Doctor doesn’t come. And doesn’t come. And doesn’t come. And every day, as Jack cuts himself shaving and the nicks heal, as he gets into barfight after barfight and comes away unscathed, as bullets go through his skull like noise through an eardrum, his faith gets just a little more battered. And a just a little more bitter. And the days turn into decades. And the decades turn a century. And Jack’s loved ones drop dead, and he remains, and the Doctor still doesn’t come. He’s almost given up hope. He’s got his little team. It’s enough, isn’t it? Isn’t it? And then he hears the wheez of those blessed engines, and for the first time in a hundred and fifty years, he feels alive. He almost misses the TARDIS, but that’s okay, he’ll hold on. He doesn’t realize that the Doctor is running from him as hard as he’s running to him. He doesn’t know that the Doctor saw him coming and intentionally tried to get away. (What the fudge, Doctor?) “You abandoned me,” he accuses, facing this man who has to be the Doctor but looks nothing like the man he died for all those years ago. And the Doctor can’t even come up with a decent excuse. “Got busy,” my left butt cheek. He doesn’t get a decent answer until he’s up to his eyeballs in radiation, and the Doctor has known all along. He did it all, leaving him and staying away, on purpose. But Jack starts cracking jokes! He should have been so bitter! But he knows now that he’s “wrong,” and maybe he deserves the Doctor’s ire, just like he did back in 1945 during the nanogene incident. The Master, the Toclafane, that’s all just part and parcel of running with the Doctor, and he’s okay with it. Mostly. Sort of. You can even see him smile at the Doctor when Martha’s gone (season 3, The Sound of Drums,) as if to say “Good work, getting her safe.” Even though they’re both trapped in the Master’s ship with no visible hope of escape. But the Doctor will figure it out. The world is burning. The Master reigns supreme. And it’s true that the Doctor’s basically disabled, so you can’t blame him, not really…except Jack does. Just a bit. Because this is the man who’s outsmarted Daleks and left planets safe thanks to his brilliance, yet there Jack remains, chained in a room with no sunlight and tortured for the amusement of a madman. (Which Time Lord that’s referencing is almost irrelevant at this point.) And it’s not just Jack who’s suffering. Every human being still alive lives in mortal terror, and Martha’s family are slaves. Even Lucy shows signs of abuse. The Doctor’s desire to save the Master is laudable, but at this stage of the game, utterly irrational. At the very least he should have defeated the Master first and then tried to redeem him, leaving the innocents of Earth out of the equation. This is one of the few times we see the Doctor act like the arrogant Time Lords from whom he tried so hard to distance himself, so desperate to hold onto this last piece of his race, planet, culture, that he’s willing to let this atrocity play out for his end game. Leave humanity out of it this time, Doctor. No one else volunteered to risk their lives to save that bloodthirsty maniac. Jack’s the first one on the Valiant to join his whispered, bruised, battered faith to the psychic network that will revive the Doctor. In spite of all the pain he’s suffered, not just at the hands of the Master but throughout his inhumanly long life, he throws his faith behind this madman with a box who has simply got to save those people on the planet below. Jack needs those people safe just as much as the Doctor ever did. The Doctor told Jack that he was “wrong.” That he was never supposed to exist. That he ran away from him because looking at this man who admires him above all others is just too difficult. But he’s willing to keep the Master on the TARDIS indefinitely, maybe forever. What exactly is the point of loving and believing in someone who barely acknowledges that you exist? And so we come to this scene. Jack’s not just tired, not just recovering from injuries, not just battling PTSD. He’s disillusioned. He’s lost what little was left of his idealized version of the Doctor, the one he maybe tried to believe didn’t leave him behind on purpose, the one who would SURELY come back for him and tell him he’s done good. The one who would make all his suffering worth it. This Doctor MADE him suffer. This Doctor could have saved them all, but tried to save the Master instead. He’s shown where his priorities truly lie– and Jack isn’t even a factor. “Jack Harkness is just a slut,” so proclaim the naysayers. But what kind of person who is “just a slut” could smile at the Doctor the way Jack does as he says good-bye, knowing finally that he’ll never truly have a place at the side of the man he waited a century for, and still manages to forgive him?
Captain Jack Harkness. The Man Who Waited. The Man Who Believed. The Man Who Deserved an Apology. The Man Who Should Have Had Better.
Episode 1, Obi Wan didn’t even want Anakin to be trained and barely acknowledged him. Episode 2, Obi Wan spends most of the movie criticizing Anakin and belittling him to/around others. Episode 3, Obi Wan barely sees Anakin because he’s off on his own mission, then shows up with the intention of killing him and doesn’t really try talking to him before their fight.
this!!!! i think a lot of the weird skewed fanon version is because of tcw where obi wan is much more fun/laidback and less uptight than he is in the movies and his relationship with anakin is very jokey banter buddy-buddy, as opposed to the distinct master/padawan power dynamic we get in the movies (mostly aotc). the thing is, they just don’t get each other on a fundamental level. i remember reading a really interesting meta post about how part of the disconnect between anakin and obi wan is that obi wan respects authority (because he grew up being taught that the jedi council is wise and righteous) and anakin fears it (because he grew up as a slave), so they just aren’t able to relate to each other. obi wan doesn’t understand why anakin butts heads with the council/himself/authority figures in general so often, and anakin doesn’t understand why obi wan blindly agrees with everything the council does.
think about it. whenever anakin clashed with the council, obi wan ALWAYS took the council’s side. he didn’t say a word in ahsoka’s defense when they put her on trial (he didn’t say anything against her either, but doing nothing is just as bad as actively working against her). when the council assigned anakin to spy on palpatine, his longtime friend and mentor, obi wan didn’t tell them “hey maybe that’s not a good idea, anakin’s going to be upset about this.” instead he dutifully passed on the assignment to anakin and when anakin predictably got mad obi wan was all like “well the COUNCIL’S asking you to do it not ME” but guess what obi wan, as long as you are complicit in the council’s decisions, you ARE the council. fandom has a tendency to blame everything on “the council minus obi wan” even tho obi wan was just as much a part of the council as any of the others.
obi wan does show affection for anakin in a few scenes early in rots and teeny moments here and there in aotc (”i do hope he’s all right”) but his attitude towards anakin in the MOVIES is generally one of annoyance/disapproval. again, not saying i don’t think obi wan didn’t love anakin (because he did!!) just that he was really REALLY bad at showing it which is why fandom’s portrayal of him as this loving supportive mentor figure is so bizarre.
yesterday, my kid told me he had 0% love left and I told him “That’s OK, because I have enough love for the both of us.” and about 2 minutes later he asked for a hug so I (a sap, who has never refused her child a hug a day in his life) obliged. After about 30 seconds he pulled back and said “I have 100% love again, thank you.” and like…I teared up.
Sometimes this is all it takes to help someone. Just…a hug, a touch. A reminder that when they feel drained you can carry the load for both of you for a little bit.
Could you explain 3848's history as someone who just recently discovered them?? I love your fics!!
It might get a little confusing, so bare with me here.
Ryan was born in South Carolina, grew up in Illinois. Vinnie was (I think?) born and raised in Bartlett, Illinois. They were born in the same year, but because Ryan was born in September, their draft years are different. Growing up, they were both Blackhawks fans and played for Chicago Mission, a AAA ice hockey club.
When Ryan was 15 or 16 (in 2010) he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to play for the US National Development Team for two years. At the same time, Vinnie went to Iowa to play in the USHL for the Waterloo Black Hawks, also for two years.
In 2012, Vinnie was drafted 169th overall to the Blackhawks. He attended Notre Dame for the next two years. Also in 2012, Ryan went on to play in the OHL for the Plymouth Whalers. In 2013 he played for World Juniors and won gold with USA. Later that year, he was drafted 30th overall by the Blackhawks.
He went back to the OHL for the next year.
In 2014, while Vinnie was playing for Notre Dame and Ryan for the Whalers, they both played together for USA in World Juniors where they placed 5th.
A few months later, Ryan signed with the Hawks and reported to Rockford for two seasons. During that first season, Vinnie was finishing up his sophomore year at Notre Dame and signed with the Hawks in March 2015. He played a full season in Rockford the following year along with Ryan before they both got called up permanently (but not really for Vinnie) to the Blackhawks.
I know I basically gave you their life stories, but I think it’s cute that their paths crossed a few times over the years. First while playing for Chicago Mission, then at World Juniors, and now finally at Rockford and Chicago.
During this season, Ryan and Vinnie lived together with Ryan’s dog, Riley. In this article, Vinnie talks about missing Ryan while he was sent down this year. And here, Ryan talks about Vinnie’s inability to cook or load a dishwasher.