Imagine going to face time Namjoon while he’s on tour, and this is the facial expression he makes when your screen finally loads and he gets to see your face after so long and he’s so overwhelmed that all he can do is smile
Hey all! I was wondering if any of you were going to watch Dear White People? If so I'd love to hear your thoughts. It's so so good! I highly recommend. :)
This is a legit question: is the Netflix show the movie that was released a couple of years just cut up into sections (with stuff added)? Because it looks exactly the same as a movie I saw whenever it was on amazon or however I found it online.
I’m not sure if I’ll watch it. If it is the movie, I remember feeling lukewarm on it, although I honestly don’t remember it super-well.
Okay. I gave my thoughts pre-finale. Now I guess it’s time to give my thoughts post-finale. Beware of spoilers in this post, of course; that should go without saying.
Needless to say, other than the last, oh… 20-30 seconds of the second part, this would have worked as a nice series finale, and a part of me wonders why ABC didn’t just decide to do that. With so many of the core cast leaving (a fact that still makes sad), it makes me wonder–how do you continue? How does the show go on in a way that can please the fans who have followed the stories of Snow and Charming, of Emma and Henry, for six seasons? While there will be the few core members who remain, I’m left to wonder, how they’re going to work, how their stories are going to be, without those connections.
How is Rumple’s story going to be without Belle and his son? How is Killian’s story going to be without those he’s made into his family–Emma, Henry, Snow and Charming? How is Regina’s story going to continue without (young) Henry? (Because I am curious how this massive time jump affects them.)
Had ONCE ended with this finale, I would have been… sad, I think, but overall, I would have also been pleased. They had a storybook ending–a happily ever after moment, actually–for the characters. I would have been sad to see the show go, of course, but I would have accepted it as an ending. It worked that way, I think.
This time jump, while a nice little call-back to the pilot, I admit, confused me. And raised a lot of questions. How is Henry–the truest believer and the author–living in Seattle like that? And with a daughter he doesn’t know about? Don’t tell me you’re going back to a curse again! How is his family in trouble? Why is his family in trouble?
My emotions are still all over the place, but the feeling of anxiousness, of almost literal nausea, that I had before the finale have lessened because, overall, I feel like, regardless of season 7′s events, I can always claim that the show ‘ended’ in season 6. While I will more than likely tune in still out of curiosity, like I said in the other post, I don’t know what to expect.
I felt a lot of things during these episodes, during this finale. I was almost afraid, for a moment, that they would undo all of Emma’s journey, all of her progress. Having her go back on believing? Having her leaving and running again? It wasn’t something that I was fond of. But in the end, I was happy with it. (Dear A&E, please don’t ruin her story in the future, no matter what happens in the next season.)
All in all, I think I’m still in that “wait and see” mode. I was happy with the finale, I was happy with the way things ‘ended’ for characters; I just… I have questions on how–or even why–they’re continuing in other cases.
Or, I’ll just think about Captain Swan having a nice, long honeymoon, a peaceful vacation, and relaxing together and I’ll ignore everything else that goes against such a happy narrative. Because in the end… that’s all that matters, right? ;)
I feel problematic, when I was born my parents gave me a traditional Native American name, my family is no way shape or form is or has ever contained any type of native ancestry. Recently people are becoming more aware about culture appropriation, & it's to the point where people are giving me funny looks or saying extremely rude things to me when I introduce myself, I've had several people tell me that I should change my name that I don't deserve it, idk, I'd just like to hear your thoughts
This is unfortunate. And I’m going to be frank with you, most Native people probably would wish someone in your position would change your name. Hearing that people have already suggested that to you, is an even bigger indication of that.
I don’t mean for this to come across as rude, but you probably don’t deserve that name. However, you didn’t state in your above comment what your name actually is, so this is kind of a hard one to answer. And I’m not really sure what you’re expecting from me or looking for in my reply to you?
The problem, as I’ve already explained, is that Non-Native people who name their children Indigenous names are usually culturally insensitive or just plain ignorant… or worse: both.
The reason it’s so offensive for Native people to hear about or meet or see Non-Native people with Native names is because just like our languages, beliefs and cultural practices, our names were also oppressed and forbidden for us to use. Many Native people were forced to change their given Native names to something “more English”, because forced assimilation made it seem that our Native Names weren’t good enough. I’ll use Pocahontas as an example, since most people are “familiar” with her. She was forced to change her name to “Rebecca” and convert her religion after she was kidnapped. Many other Native people were forced to do the same thing in order to own land. And many Native children who were forced into Indian Boarding schools also faced the same forced assimilation with their names, among many other things. Non-Native people made it seem like OUR names were somehow inferior. Our names faced the negative connotation of being “savage”. Which is why, still to this day, many Native people give their children both an “English name”, which is usually used on their birth certificates and other official documents, and a Native name, which is used mostly within their families and tribes/clans.
It’s bad enough Native people already have to deal with our cultural and tribal traditions and attire being so overly appropriated. But the fact that our Names are being appropriated as well is really one of the hardest things to deal with. Our people literally were murdered for our names and cultural identities. But Non-Native people seem to think “Nah, it’s cool, we already stole everything else from them, let’s take their names too.”
Maybe Non-Native people don’t realize it, but to this day, Native Americans still face forms of oppression and forced assimilation because of their names. On Facebook, for one example, many Native people, especially Native Activists are intentionally targeted by Non-Natives (usually racist supremacists). These people track down Indigenous people on Facebook by their Native names and then report the Native person’s account as being “fake” based on their name. So many Native people are being forced to have their Legal Native American names removed and are then being forced to use fake names because their real names are not considered “acceptable” to be used on Facebook. (Honestly this is one of the reasons I don’t have a Facebook). This is discrimination and disrespectful. Their Native names are legal and binding with certified papers, yet Facebook insists on removing them with no explanation and will not hear any arguments.
Our names are just as sacred to us as any and every other part of our cultures are. Cultural appropriation is a very real and harmful issue, no matter what form it comes in. Why should it be okay for Non-Native people to use our names when for years, and by Facebook’s standards: even today apparently, Natives aren’t allowed to use them? People need to stop romanticizing our cultures for their appropriative-benefits.
hey i know you like monsters, so there's a new game in the works called Dead By Daylight, where you play as a serial killer or a survivor, the survivors fix generators to run away and make it to the exit, the killer hunts them and hangs them on hooks to sacrifice to demon/monster things, idk if it's your kinda thing but i thought i'd give you a heads up
Normally not a fan of slasher/murder-man monsters but those designs actually look… kinda cool…. i might give it a go :>
Root/Shaw: "Why do you stare at me?" "You're so beautiful. I like to look at beautiful things." (idk if you're still doing these, but I thought I'd give it a shot anyways)
“I really don’t care that you’ve been drugged. I’ll still kneecap you if you keep saying shit like that,” Shaw closed the door of their train car.
Root laid down on the bench seat and closed her eyes, “Where are we going?”
“I can’t tell you,” Shaw took off her coat and sat down opposite Root.
“Why not?” Root pushed her hair out of her eyes.
Shaw looked at Root, trying to decided exactly what to say, “Samaritan has a worm in The Machine and since you’re the Machine’s eyes and ears, the less you know, the better.”
“So I have to stay drugged?” Root asked, pushing herself up in a sitting position. She leaned on the wall and curled into a ball, staring out of the window.
Shaw quickly got up and pulled down the window shade. “Yeah, you have to stay drugged. At least until we get where we’re going.”
Root sighed, “I hate this. It’s like the first time they put my in a psych ward.”
“First time?” Shaw quirked an eyebrow.
Root nodded slowly, lulling her head onto the wall next to her, “Are you really surprised?”
Shaw was honest and shook her head.
Root smiled humorlessly, “The first one was an underfunded state hospital in rural Texas. Actual treatment wasn’t really an option because no one knew what they were doing. So I was drugged twenty-four seven until I couldn’t take it anymore.”
Shaw swallowed, “Look, this is just…I trust you, but…”
“You can’t trust the voice in my head,” Root raised an eyebrow.
“As soon as we’re there, I won’t have to drug you anymore,” Shaw saw how small and sad Root was, leaning against the wall with her arms wrapped around her knees.