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Re-Watching AToTS and...

I was re-watching A Tale of Two Stans, and I got to this scene, that upon first (second, third, okay and fourth) left me heartbroken. You know the one:

However, after my recent re-watch, I noticed that my kneejerk reaction to this scene had shifted from “Oh, no!” to you “Yes. This is painful, but necessary!”

Like, I’ve suddenly realized what an empowering, important character growth moment this was for Stan.

His brother has just rejected him again. Has arguably given him an eviction notice from not only the Shack but also Stanford’s life. We’ve seen this happen before. It could almost be considered a parallel to this scene from the exact same episode:

But instead of spending the next decade trying to prove his worth as a family member or try to get back into Ford’s good graces, what does Stan do here?

He accepts the rejection. Sadly and regrettably, of course, since Stan obviously wanted to make up with his brother. But here’s the thing: This moment shows that he does not rely on that reconciliation for happiness. And then you have this line:

Stan: “You stay away from the kids; I don’t want them in danger. ‘Cause as far as I’m concerned, they’re the only family I have left.”

I don’t think this is so much Stan not considering Ford his brother anymore, but the narrative asserting that what Stan and Ford have between them now is not a functioning family unit. And Stan knows this because he’s spent the summer with Dipper and Mabel.

In this very same episode, you have Stan revealing all his lies and secrets, and the kids forgive him. They forgive him, and still love him, because forgiveness and unconditional love is part of what makes a family.

Now that I look at it, I'm glad and grateful that this scene was included, even though it hurts.

Obviously, I want these broken old teacups to make up, and so does Stan (and they most likely WILL) but the fact that he outright states that he does not need Ford’s approval or acceptance because he already has these things from other people (the kids, and Soos and Wendy, too) he now considers family is so, so important.

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“i’m  r u i n e d  over you.”

BUT I FUCKING LOVE THAT LYDIA JUST DOESN’T SEEM TO BE ABLE TO TEAR HER GAZE AWAY FROM STILES WHEN SHE SMILES WITH SO MUCH LOVE IN HER EYES.

IT’S LIKE SHE JUST DOESN’T WANT TO LOOK AWAY ANYMORE SO SHE DOES IT AS MUCH AS SHE CAN UNABASHEDLY, I CAN’T DEAL

  • What the 100 fandom theorizes about nightbloods:So maybe there is a byproduct in the nightbloods metabolism that is produced due to mutated biological pathways and it is heavily sensitive to oxidation so when it's in contact with atmospheric oxygen it reacts and turns black. This could also have some connection with ALIE and a commander's affinity to the City of Light and possibly the conclave.
  • What probably Happened:
  • Someone in the writers room:Ok but imagine this: Lexa's blood is black.
  • Someone else:Dude how are we gonna explain tha-
  • JRoth:Sike I love it we doin this

I have a secret

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i got tagged into the ‘do it like your bias’ selfie tag by @strawberryishness, @min-yoongi-babo, @cavitae & @xiuchanbaek and i dont know why i didnt do this before but because i got tagged so many times i did it with jikook  :’) 
also i think all of you, ALL of you, are really pretty! i like you guys’ faces ^-^

im tagging @yooogles, @kpop-is-naughty, @jungtothekook, @whaliend, @we-hate-bts, @midnightbts & @hobismole to do this too :) of course you dont have to, though.

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“We’re Manchester United, and we’re not scared of anyone”

suggestion: instead of tagging headcanons in the cs ff tag can we make a “cs headcanon” tag?

I really hate how often Hillary Clinton mentions that she would be the first female POTUS, it’s like she thinks we’ve forgotten. Barack Obama didn’t run his campaign on being the first Black president. Bernie Sanders was the first Jew to EVER win a primary election (in any state) and I don’t think he’s mentioned that once, and in addition to being the first Jewish president he would also be the first non-Christian president in general.

you know i was watching japhan videos earlier and

do you think that when dan and phil finally got off the plane and outside the airport, they actually had to stop on their tracks just to take in this whole new scenery? signs and ads in a whole other alphabet, blue sky and streets the same as any big city but at the same time so… unique?

how their mouths were agape and they looked like little kids in disneyland just by looking around them as they made it to the hotel?

do you think phil was woken up in the middle of the night finding the bed strangely cold, and noticed dan by the window, looking out at the thousands of little lights scattered across a city still awake, a city he’d only ever seen in pictures and videos?

do you think phil walked up to dan and put his arms around him, looking as awestruck as dan, just taking in the beauty of tokyo at night, still amazed at the fact that this is it, they are finally in the city they’ve always dreamed of visiting?

do you think one of them reminisces the moments by looking at the pictures they took while in japan, the ones they posted and the ones they didn’t, late at night, when they can’t seem to find sleep?

do you think they share a joke or a reference at something they saw while in japan, laugh, and then just kind of smile dumbly as they both think about how unreal and amazing the whole trip was?

because i like to think they do.