i’ve been thinking a lot about pirates of the caribbean ever since the new trailer came about (because!!! will and elizabeth!!! my children are back together again!!! the emotional lynchpin, the freudian trio, etc) and here are some of the most pressing Thoughts i’ve had
will and elizabeth are clearly both virgins prior to getting married (because will is a good little christian boy and elizabeth is upper-class and has a ridiculously overprotective father), and obviously will would be terrified of disappointing her, so i’m just picturing him really awkwardly asking jack for sex advice
can you imagine how that conversation would go, though. like really
“so you must have had…..relations……with, um, a lot of people, right?“ “yh what of it” “could you maybe…..i was wondering………how do i….ah actually you know what never mind, this is embarrassing” “you know, if you want to sleep with me you can just say so" “'nO THAT’S NOT WHAT I MEANT AT ALL OH GOD"
(will would totally be down to sleep with jack though lbr)
(they both would)
(honestly my ideal ending to the original trilogy would just have been all three of them happily cohabiting on an island somewhere and occasionally sailing off together to do crimes)
apparently the new film is gonna start with jack having ‘lost his mojo’ and just hanging around town with no ship getting shit-drunk, and if that’s not a metaphor for johnny depp’s career i don’t know what is
but honestly, i can take or leave the action sequences - i’d be way more invested in a film about jack sparrow not being his usual cocky over-the-top self but actually being in a bit of a rut, kind of low, not himself (and then rediscovering his Mojo via The Power of Friendship™, obviously)
look guys i am who i am
barbossa is back so. more of the weird jack/barbossa snarky frenemy dynamic. more of that please
also more jack the monkey because he wasn’t in the last film and i felt his absence keenly
that’s all for now, i’ll add more things as i think of them
I really thought that harry lambert took a video, and got the DNA board in the video just by like skimming over the entire area and someone just got a screenshot of that part but nope! Lambert really took a picture of a freakin DNA billboard, he really did that. We are all harry lambert.
send me shit bc, if you read that one ask, in always thirsty for asks
it’s like podcasts for @ohxfiddlesticks
but uh i got a three day weekend and i will die if i have nothing to do
so here’s what you can do:
~ submit random shit! fics, art, headcanons, the most random thought ever, a picture of your pet, a picture of a watermelon, whatever!
~ give me fmk-esque scenarios! like that one i found where it was have as a lab partner, train for a position at mcdonald’s, and be trapped in an elevators with for ten hours straight no matter who it is or something, just do stuff like that
~ ask me random questions! duh!! you can ask me stuff about my birthday, life goals, my life, my taste in books, movies, music, etc. just ask me stuff!
~ tell me stories! you can make up a scary store or tell me a really scary story about something that happened to you or someone you know, tell me fantasy stories, tell me about something really funny or weird that happened to you or someone you know, just tell me stories
~ scream at me about musicals! tell me about musicals you like and which ones you think i would like
~ give me your opinion on me!
~ give me inferences about how you think i am irl! what do you think when i sound like when i talk or sing? what do you think i look like? just leave stuff like that in my inbox
don’t leave discourse of any sort bc i think most of us know how that made me feel after a while ;-;
I just thought in a Skam theory and I scared myself.
It’s very unlikely but anyways… Did you notice how Sana took the pictures of the chat between Sara and Isak? It seems weird to me that she kept her phone vertical just because I think the text would be clearer if she took horizontal photos (maybe is just that I always take horizontal pictures 😅😅).
Anyway the important part is that because of it I notice that in the photo Sana took you can see clearly the pictures on the wall, specifically the Isak/Even drawing. So… what if Sana publishes the photos without little or none editing??? (that would be stupid but let’s pretend for a moment) What if Sara and the girls think that it’s Even who publishes those things?? what if they blame him because the rumours of his past and because he can have (in theory) easy access to Isak’s account?? what if the girls blame Even and think that it was a manic episode??
I know it’s a stretch and for Even’s sake I hope to be wrong, but I have to say it.
I always forget that people's icons are not actually pictures of themselves. So whenever you post a selfie, my first thought is "holy shit B is gorgeous, she's obvi an angel so like, what happened to the wings?" and my second thought is always "what do you mean you're not a constantly laughing version of Matthew Gray Gubler in a suit jacket that is suspended in time? i've been deceived"
Oh my god I love you 😂😂 and I think the same thing!! I’m so used to seeing pictures of MGG or other famous people used as icons that when they post selfies I’m just like WHAT HOW WHO IS THIS BEAUTIFUL PERSON
My small contribution to the general “AOBA JOHSAI IS BACK” madness.
Since we don’t know some Seijoh members, this is just some wild guessing… Of course, I could be wrong about this. As I said before, there are currently 16 players in Seijoh (3rd years included), the same number of players you can count in this panel, and I don’t think the third years would disappear for something like this (watching nationals on TV). I bet Oikawa is extremely curious about watching nationals.
So, at first I thought Furudate might have hidden Oikawa to (hopefully) make him appear later… But after some further analysis of this picture, this is my guess.
What we know:
-Kyotani is obvious.
-Kindaichi and Kunimi are sitting on the table and their hairstyles are easy to recognize.
-I had my doubts about Shinji Watari and Yahaba, but we know they’re sitting at the table as well, and Shinji is wearing the dark jersey. So I assume they’re on the front and center of the room. It’s difficult to identify Watari because he is partly hidden by whoever is behind him, but I’m pretty sure that’s him.
Now, the rest is just a wild guess. At first I thought Matsukawa could be they guy on the far right, standing up next to Kindaichi, but then I saw those heads sitting on the floor at the front, hidden by Yahaba and Watari. I’d say those hairstyles and colors would match Matsukawa and Hanamaki, right?
I’m less sure about Oikawa and Iwaizumi. They might not be there. But then again, I know Furudate is an expert at hiding relevant information (remember how they hid Osamu’s existence even though they showed us pretty much the entire Inarizaki team? Furudate knows how to handle this stuff). I would dare say Furudate has given us this picture on purpose: confusing, open to interpretation, so that we spend the entire week thinking about who might and might not be there. Wondering if we will see Oikawa again. Why show us Yahaba and Watari, who are not really involved with Kageyama’s development, instead of showing us more relevant people (aka Iwaizumi and Oikawa)? Probably to save them for later, for a more intense effect. It might even take a few chapters before we see them (if, and only if, Furudate decides to bring them back). But the hope is there.
So, back to the analysis. I think that could be Oikawa because of two things: 1) the hairstyle is similar to his, and being drawn so small, it would make sense to see his hair painted as black. If you pay attention to it, you can see the waves of his hair as you would see them from the back. The second reason is his posture. Who else would lean back like that to watch the match? Maybe this is a silly reason and I could be wrong, but I think it would fit Oikawa to sit like that.
And Iwaizumi? Well, it could be anyone. But Iwaizumi has usually been shown as sitting right behind Oikawa during many matches, so why not here as well? He certainly wouldn’t be sitting on the other side of the room.
All in all, this is my (wild) guess. Obviously rooted on my hopes that IwaOi will be back, because let’s be real: who else could comment the match as well as those two? And I miss them so much.
Yuuri tells Victor his thoughts during their first dance.
I want to thank @thehobbem so, so much for co-writing the dialogue! She spent hours going through metas and crafting this line-by-line with me. Yuuri was much harder to write for than Victor and I couldn’t have done it without her tireless work. ;u; I also want to thank @teasidesketches for doing final revisions despite not being in the fandom. You two are the best. <3
I also want to dedicate this to @solfegefaerie for being the first one to give me the idea of writing Yuuri’s vows. They’re not vows this time, but I thought this was suiting. :)
If you can, you should read this while listening to “Yuri on Ice.” I matched the flow of the comic to that of the song, hence the tribute to the representation of Yuuri as the lone piano until Victor comes into his life as the violin (in case you were wondering about the sudden Music AU thrown in the middle there).
Katara: It’s not magic. It’s waterbending, and it’s- Sokka: Yeah, yeah, an ancient art unique to our culture, blah blah blah. Look, I’m just saying that if I had weird powers, I’d keep my weirdness to myself.
So I wanted to talk a little about Katara, because I think we often focus on her grief for her mother, and forget her relationship to her culture, and her experience of the Southern Water Tribe genocide (unlike the Air Nomads genocide, which was for the greater partover after four big terrifyingly effective simultaneous strikes, this one took place over a long length of time - more than 40 years? 50? - and it wasn’t total, but it definitely was one. genocide = the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group, fwiw)
(Kanna’s village - before and after)
All of the Southern water benders were exterminated or taken away to rot in prison (where they all died eventually except for Hama). Katara was born the only bender left in the whole South Pole. Then when she was eight years old, she survived a raid that was meant to kill her, but took her mother instead (she probably was too young to realize that, to her it must have been a question mark up until she met Yon Rha - gratuitous cruelty? Why her mother in particular? They took nothing else!).
So Katara from a young age had a double burden to bear: that of her mother, and the legacy of her bending (and she was shown as painfully aware of her situation and what it meant on both front). But here’s the thing: Katara could be a mother, she was naturally good at it, and her grandmother could teach her what she didn’t already knew. Her family and tribe demanded that of her, they needed her to be that for them (especially after her father and the rest of the men basically abandoned them). However, there was no one left to teach her how to waterbend - she had almost no hope of ever becoming a master without formal training, her brother thought it was silly and weird and let her know, her grandmother thought it was a waste of time. But she kept practicing, because she knew how important it was, to her and to her tribe, that she kept trying (as the only one left who could).
(…an ancient art unique to our culture, blah blah blah…)
(Of course she would obsess over that waterbending scroll)
When she gets to the North Pole, she meets Pakku, and with him the opportunity of finally becoming a true master. But because she is a girl, he judges her unworthy. He judges her, the only remaining southern waterbender, unworthy of carrying on their culture. The Fire Nation didn’t care about the gender of their prisoners, men and women - they all fought side by side for their freedom in the South, and they were all taken away to the last one, and killed to the last one. In the South, the women had the choice to learn how to fight, or be defenseless. And privileged master Pakku couldn’t possible realize the extend of what he was denying her in that moment.
Katara had to prove herself, she had to earn her right to these teachings. And if she had been less good or less stubborn or not Kanna’s granddaughter - well the North would have refused their sister-tribe the power to use their common cultural heritage to fight back against the nation that destroyed them.
(It’s sexist and terrible.)
Meh, thankfully, she was that good, stubborn, and Kanna’s granddaughter, and she did get to become a master.
But, of course, her story doesn’t end here, and wrt her culture, the next chapter is a much more traumatizing experience. In the Fire Nation, she meets another master. This time it’s an old woman from the South like her (“You’re a waterbender! I’ve never met another waterbender from our tribe!”), and she is, ah, more than willing to help her.
Look how happy Katara looks at the idea to learn from her in particular:
Katara: I can’t tell you what it means to meet you. It’s an honor! You’re a hero. Hama: I never thought I’d meet another southern waterbender. I‘d like to teach you what I know so that you can carry on the southern tradition when I’m gone. Katara: Yes! Yes, of course! To learn about my heritage… it would mean everything to me.
But when Hama starts her lesson, the techniques she teaches have been obviously developed with one goal in mind: survival in enemy territory. They can’t possibly have been invented in the South Pole, where water is abundant everywhere. They are deadly and cruel, and the damage they do to the environment leaves Katara sad and uncomfortable, but Hama waves that off as unimportant. It doesn’t matter, she doesn’t have the time to worry about flowers or beauty or nature. To her that peace and beauty is probably just an illusion anyway, a lie: years after her escape she is still living the war, and war is ugly and rotten and messy (her world is ugly and rotten and messy - this is her comfort zone).
The last technique she teaches Katara is bloodbending. She forces Katara to learn something she finds disgusting, repulsive (just like Hama was forced to learn?) by torturing her (Hama was tortured), by overpowering her, invading her, making her lose control over her own body, bending her blood (Hama herself is clinging to the last remain of control she managed to get back after rotting in prison for years), and finally by threatening to have the two people she cares most about in the world kill each other right under her eyes (Hama lost everyone too, she had to say goodbye).
(Katara: But, to reach inside someone and control them? I don’t know if I want that kind of power. Hama: The choice is not yours. The power exists…and it’s your duty to use the gifts you’ve been given to win this war. Katara, they tried to wipe us out, our entire culture… your mother! Katara: I know. Hama: Then you should understand what I’m talking about. We’re the last Waterbenders of the Southern Tribe. We have to fight these people whenever we can. Wherever they are, with any means necessary! Katara: It’s you. You’re the one who’s making people disappear during the full moons. Hama: They threw me in prison to rot, along with my brothers and sisters. They deserve the same. You must carry on my work.)
And this, this, is the only truly southern waterbending Katara is ever going to learn. This is her tribe’s bending heritage, what’s left of it: blood, grief, suffering, hatred, loss of control over both your body and mind (because it’s terrible, but I think that’s what’s implied by the show: bloodbending makes you lose your mind. Hama’s only mean of regaining physical freedom ended up trapping her in another nightmare). Hama gifts her with a power she despises (but will use anyway in her darkest hour when she loses control) and a philosophy of violence and revenge.
Katara chose peace and forgiveness. As an adult, she will have bloodbending outlawed, she will become the greatest healer in the world, and she’ll teach her daughter, the next avatar, probably many others. These choices matter, and we should talk about them with that background in mind. Katara redefined her heritage - or rather she created a new one for herself: she refused the condition that was forced upon her (bloodbender) and ensured nobody could legally do to someone else what Hama did to her (and it’s implied this law is valid anywhere in the world). She transmitted Pakku’s warrior teachings, the ones she fought for, to the next generations (and did a great job of it!), but she also taught them how to heal, refusing to separate the arts as in Northern Water Tribe tradition - and healing was something she discovered by herself, that she felt was always a part of her. At that, she became the universally acknowledged best. Her legacy, despite everything that happened to her, will never be one of violence.
tl;dr: Katara is one of the strongest fictional characters ever created bye
My Jensen-Misha photo from jibcon8 this morning. I posted this already from the @fandomnatural account I was livetweeting from but thought I would stick it here too. As soon as I can scan a high res version I will do that too.
Background: All I said was, mostly speaking to Jensen, “Given the events of the finale, could you [JA] just give this guy [MC] a hug?” I added to clarify “Like you just got your best friend back.” I didn’t say anything about expressions or how to stand. I actually had been picturing more just a big ol’ happy smooshy hug w both of them smiling, but what they actually did blew me away. What was interesting was seeing them both silently settle on the pose & expression in almost slow motion, like they were both thinking about it. Jensen kept adjusting his face & head angle. That tragic sad frown appeared kinda like he clicked it on, and he then literally adjusted it twice, like “This frown? This one? No, this one,” and his head also started dropping down, and meanwhile Misha was like slowly tilting his head against Jensen’s (which I also had not asked for) and arranging his face into that incredibly touching mournful/resigned look. Misha kept looking at the camera but in Jensen’s final adjustment he dropped his eyes. (Good lord these guys are pros.)
So every nuance of expression & pose is from Jensen & Misha. I think this is Jensen’s real take on how Dean would look if he got to grab onto Cas again. (and I ended up with this weird certainty in my gut that Jensen had just given me a preview of S13)
People are going ‘omg ishida disappointed me’ ‘omg this is such a bad writing’ ‘tg is shit now’ ‘this chapter is a waste its not important at all’ etc etc
Are people actually treating this chapter as just a perverted hentai ‘fanservice’ chapter with no meaning? At this point I cant even tell if they’re trolling or serious
If you have been reading tokyo ghoul, you should realize that ishida puts every chapter, scene and dialogues with meaning. So do you actually think that an ishida would spend AN ENTIRE FLIPPIN CHAPTER of kaniki’s and touka’s sexual intercourse with NO MEANING AT ALL? Like come on lol did you guys not see kaneki’s tears or the last scene? or have you guys given ANY THOUGHTS on why on earth there’s a picture of a butterfly in the first page?
there are a lot of times in films/novels where sexual intercourse is often used to symbolize comfort, warmth, and/or closeness of a relationship between 2 characters.
in my view this is some important process for kaneki’s development. Kaneki used to feel lonely and suicidal and all, and through arima he wanted to live again but it was more due to a sense of duty. Although he wanted to live, he had nothing to grasp on to make that feeling come alive.
But through this chapter, he gained it through touka. He feels wanted and doesn’t feel lonely, as shown through the last panel of this chapter, where he is looking like a child sleeping on his mother’s laps, feeling warm and comfortable for once. This panel is all the more obvious if you see ishida’s older painting of kaneki in the same exact pose, except there’s no touka. You can tell when he cries. He’s never felt such emotions before other than tragedy and despair. The feeling of being loved by somebody else - especially from someone that he cares so much about, was something that he deeply longed for.
And some people are acting as if the series has been butchered or it turned into some shit writing lmao