Today’s assorted 1A shenanigans

the reason why an american version of skam bothers me so much isn’t because i particularly dislike america it’s because as soon as something becomes americanised the remake overshadows the older version and in short takes credit for the plot of said show. i’m not saying skam is some flawless show that can’t be improved in a remake (half of the time i’m watching it, i’m laughing at the stocky dialogue and sana’s actress awful acting and cringe-worthy lines) i’m just saying that it would be nice if america could leave one piece of decent television alone without making it into another half-assed hollywood soap (see: eyewitness, aka øyenvitne). it’s not like y’all can’t read subtitles, right? nor would it be such a huge deal for american teenagers to learn more about geography beyond the fifty states. not trying to sweep everyone under the same rug but i do think SOME americans could benefit from watching television that isn’t set in an english speaking country (or) with english speaking people. * it would be nice to have one television show to keep for ourselves, to have another country than america or england dominate the popular tv culture for a while. 

* sidenote, lol: 

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Vacuum cleaner bags are illogical

Building vacuum cleaners that require bags is illogical and wasteful. Why do you need to purchase a specially designed bag that is incompatible with all other models in order to contain all the floor debris when the design of a vacuum cleaner means that it is already a contained space. Bagless vacuum cleaners have existed for at least 50 years. Apparently bagless vacuum cleaners are more noisy but they all sound like screams from hell to me so why not have one that doesn’t need you to regularly buy a contained space for the dirt to put inside the contained space that is already provided by way of the design of the vacuum cleaner.


A Solitary King… no longer?

Everyone knew that Furudate’s character development skills are unholy, but chapter 224 has honestly just slain me. Naturally, a lot of people expected Hinata to help Kageyama snap out of it again, but who would’ve thought it was going to happen in such a beautiful, stunning and meaningful way. He didn’t just help him get rid of the unwanted title — he actually made him accept it. Hinata showed him that it’s a part of Kageyama’s nature, one he shouldn’t just try to get rid of because others thought it was making him useless as a setter. Kageyama did leave it behind once, but it caught up to him in Miya’s words still, so this time Hinata took no chances: he managed to actually make Kageyama see his own value in a completely new light, and the fact that there was nothing wrong with disagreeing with his teammates as long as he kept his temper in check (and if he couldn’t, the rest of them would certainly point it out). 

Sure, Kageyama realized that he hasn’t been listening to his teammates after the harsh feedback from middle school, and he fixed it with Karasuno, but he also completely forgot that this communication should go both ways, and that it shouldn’t be just him adapting to the spikers. 

Hinata took something that’s been weighting Kageyama down for over a year, and he didn’t just throw it away for it to haunt Kageyama again later — he twisted this dark metaphor into something fresh and something good, something that would definitely help them all become stronger. And he did it with such sincere, and yet ridiculously simple words.

What makes Hinata such a good person isn’t just him seeing the good in people — it’s about making those people see it, and not even just see but also get accustomed to it and start using it to reach their goals. And while Kageyama is just one example, he sure is one of the toughest and brightest yet.