it's so much like the old seasons

Nothing about mathematics is actually difficult.

I’m serious. Once you get down to it, pretty much everything that you do in math can be reduced to a series of really quite simple logical-reasoning steps. It’s just that math can seem overwhelming because these steps build upon one another.

Think about this way; other subjects that you learn at a high-school level are like old, episodic TV series. You can sit down and watch any given episode and be reasonably confident that the plot will make sense, regardless of its relative position in the season or the season’s relative position in the series. So if you can, for example, read a history of the middle ages without necessarily needing to know anything about Ancient Greece; you can study human physiology without knowing anything at all about the mitochondria. The order in which these subjects are presented, at least at a high-school level, is somewhat arbitrary.

Math is like a modern, prestige format TV series full of story arcs and ongoing plotlines; each episode builds upon the one before it, to the extent that if you just put on a random episode, the odds are good that you will have only the faintest idea of what the fuck is going on. You cannot, for example, just plunk yourself down to learn about trigonometry. You need to learn about geometry, algebra, arithmetic, and even, ultimately basic counting before you understand the plot. And if you have not been paying attention, or if you have had poor teachers in the past, you may find it (temporarily) incomprehensible and be put off of the subject, but it’s important to remember that, fundamentally, it’s not anymore difficult than any other subject. It’s just that sometimes, you may need to review previous plot points in order to understand what’s going on.

Write me another story

Write me a world where Love is to Love, not blood and quarreling and bitterness

Write me a world where a Godfather is worth more than an aunt who neither cares nor loves

Write a world with justice

Write me a world where someone stopped to listen to Sirius Black.

Write us a world where Mad-eye stood up for Sirius’ chance to defend himself because “it doesn’t matter how it looks, dammit, vigilance goes both ways, you watch your back against the people you fight with but you watch their backs too” where Minerva trusted her gut “I don’t know, Albus, remember those boys…” where Dumbledore used his political clout and paid attention and made a difference

Write me a world where there was time in the rejoicing of the aftermath of Voldemort’s defeat to stop and, not recoiling in horror from betrayal and murder and a decimated corpse, locking it up and throwing away the key, to take it and examine it and think for a second before destroying another life

Write me a world where a young man, terrified and heartbroken and completely lost, is handed a new world and a tiny human life as he walks out of Ministry security

Write me a world where a one-year-old laughs for the first time in a week when he sees his godfather, who comes for dinner every thursday night and throws him highest in the air - even higher than daddy - where is daddy - begins to whimper then laughs again when Sirius picks him out of Minerva’s arms

Write me a Deep Magic written into a stronger, stranger, older bond than DNA, a Dumbledore who sits his old pupil down in his office (with Snape - eyes red and face haggard - and Minerva and Flitwick standing behind) and sits down between them on the desk this child who wraps one tiny chubby hand around one of each of their fingers and grips tight; A Dumbledore who explains as best he can to an exhausted starving 21-year-old “Sirius, Harry’s mother gave her life for son… you are his Godfather and the one they both loved the most, will you love Harry like they did, will you protect him? Because I believe -” And a Sirius Black who cannot shut up (Sirius Black never could shut up), who blurts “YES yes of course please Dumbledore let me look after him, he’s mine now, its my job - I’m sorry I should have - my fault, it’s my (Minerva steps forward and lifts a hand towards his shoulder - he cannot stop saying my fault since it happened) - and, when Harry starts to whine again at the distress in his voice - “dear Merlin he’s soaking why has no-one changed him yet, I’m sorry, lil’ man -” (and Minerva lets the hand fall).

Write me a new visitor at the Weasleys’ that night, because “really, Sirius, you can’t keep him there now the place is freezing and trust me dearie I’ve got seven already one more bottle won’t make a difference now go and have a shower and NO I won’t hear of it you are STAYING THE NIGHT now look Bill dear, yes, he’s Harry, you’re right, no, a bit younger than Ron, I think, that’s right Sirius dear isn’t it, he’s…” but Sirius has already gone for a shower and the hot water rushes down his back like pure relief that finally, finally, here’s something like normality and finally, finally, he lets himself cry for his best friends, for his brother, for one more orphan in the world.

Write me a broken man with red eyes and a child who is only happy because he doesn’t understand, but a boiled egg is the best thing either of them could have possibly seen on that night.

Write me a Remus who appears in the middle of the chaos which is egg-and-soldiers-night at the Weasleys’ with a bang that sends the children shrieking and grabs his friend and hugs him tight “damn you damnyoudamnyoutohell Black don’t you ever ever do that to me again where’s Harry” and they both break down again and Molly scolds him for swearing and makes them a cup of tea and Arthur chases the children up to bed and they all sit down in the living room and take stock of this new world and try to tell themselves that now the children will grow up safe, that this is what Prongs and Lily were fighting for.

Write me a Minerva who goes to the Potters’ - and a Hagrid who absolutely insists on ‘helping her’ - and extracts what she can from the rubble and grim-facedly leaved the rest with the wizards who’ve come to begin the clearout and they bring Harry’s cot and blanket (miraculously, somehow, only just a little singed) to the Weasleys’ that very night. Write me a Sirius Black who holds a cup of tea (he never somehow found it in himself to tell Molly he really doesn’t care for tea) tight between his hands and begins to realise slowly (and it will be a slow, slow realisation, but eventually he will get there) that he’s not alone. Write me a Sirius who is exhausted and lost and angry and scared and sad and a room a little too full up of friends and family, and write me hope.

Write me a Harry who smiles a big grin full of exactly three teeth at Kreacher and a Sirius who swallows hard and resolves that this joyful little person won’t grow up in a house full of hate like he did. Write me a master and house-elf who gradually gradually learn to tolerate each other, over many years and with many a bitten-back word.

Write me a Remus who comes over most nights and spends periods living with his friend and their boy, who helps, with Kreacher a bit (he knows what it’s like to be ignored and marginalized and shunned and if Kreacher knew what Remus really was who knows what he’d say, but there’s something between them nonetheless), with Harry more (here, Padfoot, let me read to him - oh Moony thank Merlin I swear one more time through ‘Percy and his bloody purple wand’ and I’ll” - “ok, shh, give him here, come on Harry-my-lad…” ) and with Sirius a lot. Write me friends who help each other heal, and get used to Muggles confusing them for a couple with a son, and the varied reactions and bizarre questions that entails, and when Remus’ mother finally quietly passes away, he moves in for real. Write me a Remus who insists that he cannot take his friend’s charity, and even with all James’ money in trust for Harry and for Sirius as his guardian and all the Black family fortune going to waste will not be convinced until Sirius reaches out and takes his friend’s hand in both of his and says Remus I need you here - and Remus scoffed because Sirius was always such a drama queen and it’s been long enough now that they can joke about this - but at the same time, it’s not quite a joke, and Remus doesn’t suggest leaving after that.

Write me every Sunday lunch at the Weasleys and Harry round to be babysat whenever Sirius has something to take care of or needs time to himself, and Molly trying to teach Sirius how to change a nappy and realising it’s completely unnecessary because who really thinks Lily Potter would have had Sirius hanging about in her house twice a week hyping up her boy and not making himself useful in the slightest, of course he’d have learnt how to change a nappy.

Write me a Minerva who comes by frequently and has Harry to tea at Hogwarts every so often when he gets a bit older, for James and Lily’s sake and to check that young Black isn’t raising too much of a ragamuffin - and for the most part, she and Molly and Remus between them manage a healthy level of manners in a fairly ordinary 6,8,11-year-old boy.

Write me a Harry and Ron who grow up together, an extra slim (but never skinny) dark-haired, pale (but never unhealthily so) brother to an unruly pack of seven, an overgrown garden to race toy brooms in, gnomes to be bitten by and a mother to scold all her children indiscriminately.

Write me a Sirius who comes to collect his godson in time to stay for tea and Molly who says “look there now Sirius!” and Sirius looks out and sees his boy - easy to spot out of among the five gingers fighting over a broom - break away from the group and jump and swing the old cleansweep under him before he hits the ground and zoom away around the treetops laughing “no hands Fred you gnome-end-sucker!” and Sirius feels something sharp clench in his heart because he looks so like James (and James is never ever going to do that stupid move ever again) so it’s grief, fresh as the first month, but also he is six, how can he already do that jump thing? so it’s also pride and, scariest of all he is six, that language - and he finds there are tears streaming down his cheeks and he can’t speak too well and Molly just sits him down and gives another of her interminable cups of tea (he doesn’t mind them so much now) and pats him on the shoulder, and he glances up and sees that there are tears in the corners of her eyes, too. But he drinks the tea and it passes and by the time the children come in complaining about something and clamouring for cake there’s no sign of anything amiss.

Write me a Harry who grows up with a godfather who makes mistakes, who cries and shakes some nights with flashbacks that overtake him, who never had good parents of his own and isn’t too sure what they look like exactly, but damned if he won’t do all that he can for his friend’s boy - and not even his friends’ boy, either, his boy, his Harry, because really, in the end, what is a godson but a son by another name, and what is blood but love? Write me a Harry who grew up with stories of his parents from anyone who would tell them, pictures around the house (Sirius wonders whether to black Peter out of them, but this house has had enough blacked-out faces, and that was the best part of his life, after all) and no real family, but plenty enough friends to be getting on with.

Write me parties at Christmas with the old Order and their children because if there’s one season Sirius will make an effort for its Christmas and Grimmuld Place is the best venue for things like this. Write me a house too big for just two lads, but more often than not it’s three, (eventually permanently three) and sometimes more, (Hagrid fills up a room himself, every so often in the holidays) and Sirius is never ever used to how much noise and life one 9-year-old boy can instill in the gloomiest of houses, and surely he never had this much energy? (On reflection, yes, he did, definitely, probably more).

Write me a Dumbledore who watches and waits and prays - very un-wizardly habit, that, but he always had his eccentricities - and hopes. He hopes he is right and he hopes against hope that it will never be necessary to test his theories and Voldemort will never return and he hopes that nothing will change. He hopes that he was right to make the choices he did. But when Harry arrives at Hogwarts at the age of 11, healthy and happy and loved, with someone to hug him goodbye at the station and a friend to sit with on the carriage already and a “yes!” fistpump when the hat shouts “GRYFFINDOR!” which - though he will never ever know it, who is to tell him? - is exactly the same gesture his father made when he received the same sorting twenty years ago - when he sits down with a little bit of overawed wonder in the green eyes, which is exactly how his mother looked, and waves to Hagrid, and turns to speak to the bushy-brown-haired girl next to him because she looks even more scared than he feels and Remus told him he should look for someone who looks like that and say hello, and starts to tell her what he plans to write home to his godfather about, and what will she write to her parents, he knows they’ll be so excited to hear about all of this I mean LOOK at it, look at Hogwarts, isn’t this GREAT? (and the very tense Muggle-born girl is relaxed enough to listen to someone else for the first time since Neville introduced himself on the train) - Dumbledore smiles. He won’t know how his choices pan out, and he won’t know what the future holds - but right now (and Minerva, watching the Sorting but with a smile to spare for her young Harry James, so grown up, agrees) it seems like the best that could have been.

  • me: *watched ninjago when there were only two seasons and hasn't since*
  • movie: *comes out*
  • me: maybe I should rewatch it! *does so*
  • me, having rewatched the first five episodes: I wonder if anyone on Tumblr has drawn more realistic interpretations of the characters *goes into the tag*
  • tag: *characters I dont recognize* *weird ship names* *spoilers I dont understand* *references I dont get*
  • me: what the fuck
Let It Go: Arrow 5x21 Review (Honor Thy Fathers)

See… this is what happens when I don’t pull all nighters. My life interferes with my ability to write insanely long reviews. Sorry for the wait my friends. Your patience is appreciated.

There comes a moment in every person’s life when you realize your life is your own, a separate entity beyond your parent’s expectations and dreams for you. You also see your parents for what they are… imperfect people just like you. There is freedom in these realizations and it is a crucial part of adulthood. As you grow older, your life is less and less defined by being what your parents leave behind. You begin to wonder what you will leave behind. You define a legacy for yourself. You learn how to live for yourself.

That is essentially the process both Oliver and Thea are going through in “Honor Thy Fathers” but because they are superheroes everything is on a super scale. Both Oliver and Thea faced their past tonight. They saw Robert Queen for who he really was and with those lessons came a certain peace. The past is no longer weighing them down. Both Thea and Oliver are free to look to the future.

Not quite sure what to do with a television show that gives me everything I’ve been waiting for on a narrative level. So… Imma gonna drink wine and throw confetti.

Originally posted by unemployedbuthappy

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The right time for spells

If you open old occult books, you will find loads of timetables.
The saying “A time for each thing, for each thing its time” I believe stems from here.
You don’t just have “thursdays are for luck spells, fridays for love spells”. They go much more into detail.

They work like this: from bigger to smaller.
So you have the season first.
Then the phase of the moon.
Then the day (as above).
Then, of course considering from sunrise to sunset, the hours.

Which means that, according to old occult books, maybe that love spell you’ve just read, should be performed on a spring full moon, friday, in the hours of Jupiter.

While I’m so much happier with the approach that neopaganism has brought to this matter (either: do it when you have the time, or adjust your spell to the timing), this “old fashion” of doing things has its appeal.

Let’s say you want to do a big spell, a lifechanging one, something more than the usual daily glamour or little luck spells.
You select your spell, you select your day and everything else.

You look for that on your calendar… it’s five months away.
Oh. You say.
Well, let’s see the bright side.

You have five months to start collecting the supplies (the perfect ones, not just those that “will make do”).
You have five months to start acting accordingly.
Let’s say you want to do a job spell, or a home spell, or a travel spell.
Start taking courses, applying to anything, looking for places to live, making lists of what you want, saving even those little cents you can by chosing a cheaper product over another one.
And so on, and so forth.

All this will build up determination, focus, willpower, momentum.
To the summa of your spell.

Hope this helps :)

Yo so iZombie had its season finale and I am desperate to see Liv and her family interact again. Let them find out she’s a zombie and let me watch her mom and brother feel nothing but heartstrings being tugged because holy shit liv didn’t give her blood to her brother because he would be suffering like her. Give me mom and brother apologizing, Liv forgiving because she knows that cutting ties with her had to be hard because they love her so much. Give me just a good old fashioned family moment between the Moores.

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: i cannot seem to fathom why david pastrnak is so underrated. he scored 34 goals and made 70 points this season (that's 18th in the entire league!!) and played so many games and had so much time on ice and it's only his third season and he's only 20 years old. he won the seventh player award twice (IN HIS THREE SEASONS) so it's clear that the fans love him?? and he's so precious like he worked super hard to become a hockey player to make his late father proud and he's an actual puppy like that's how cute and fluffy he is. and he dresses amazingly (gosh his suits) and is just really cute and really talented and skilled and perseverant and i don't understand why people can't see that like where are the nhl.com special columns on pasta?? where?? also his nickname is pasta that's adorable is it not
  • Dipper, S2 Ep1: There's something HUGE going on right under our noses. And it's time we stop goofing around and get to the bottom of it.
  • Me: Yeah okay whatever. *munches popcorn*
  • Dipper & Wendy: *fight off nightmare-inducing shapeshifter*
  • Dipper: *gets possessed*
  • Dipper: *destroys underground society*
  • McGucket: *learns he erased memories after committing unbearable acts*
  • Dipper & Mabel: *learn Soos has a deadbeat father who left him at age 4*
  • Northwest Mansion: *bleeding chanting taxidermy animal heads*
  • Stan: *almost ends the world*
  • Me: ...
  • Me: ...jfc.

anonymous asked:

Hi arabian-batboy. First of all big fan, Second, Jason Todd was killed at age 15 and wandered the world till he was about 16 until Talia found him and Ra's gave him a dunk in the Lazarus Pit. Now, if we are going by current DC timelines, which are admittedly vague, Damian would be about 5 or 6 years old when Jason was resurrected. Now Jason spent at least a year and maybe more at the compound and Tahlia was shown to care for Jason like her own son so at some point he and Damian meet right?

Trust me when I tell you that you just can’t figure it out no matter how much you try. DC has changed ages, events and timelines so many times over the years that you just can’t keep up with it.

Now, Jason did die at 15, that’s a fact. And we also know he spent at least 3 years dead before he came resurrected, so he was probably 18 (But at the same time still 15?) And then he spent sometime on the street before Talia took him in, we don’t know exactly how long he spent on the street but since Talia found out about him immediately after he got hospitalized then I don’t think she really wasted anytime on getting to him, so my theory is that he spent maximum of a few weeks or months there. And then it’s canon that he spent one year being with ToA where they tried to undo the brain damage he had but to no avail, so after that Talia finally threw him in the big L pit where he did regain conscious, so at the time of the dip he was at least 19 (But still 16?). And then of course he found out about Bruce replacing him and blah blah, so he spent even more time with ToL, so he can be thought things he doesn’t already now (How to kill your enemies 101), and you can see in a flashback (In a comic that bad-written Talia so much that I can’t even say its name) We have seen that he traveled to many places and have done many things, but what is interesting that the seasons in that flashback didn’t change that much, so taking all that into account I think that his training and preparations looked like it would take approximately 2 years. And then when all of that is done he would show up as Red Hood in the Under the Hood comic where he was probably 21 year old (But still 18 inside). 

Now it’s very hard to determine when would Damian fit in there, he showed up in 2006 at 10 year old just a few moths after Jason showed up in Under the Hood at 21 year old, so in my theorized timeline there’s 11 years difference between Jason and Damian, and in that timeline Jason has been with the LoA from when he was 18 until he was 21, so at that time Damian was probably 7 year old when Jason first came to them and almost 9 year old just when he left them.

So anyhow, where are all of the Fanart and Fanfics about teenage Jason and 7 year old Damian meeting each other at??

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a fever you can’t sweat out + opening lines

empress-of-octopi  asked:

I have a friend and she won't take up my recommendation of watching Criminal Minds because she doesn't trust me or my taste because I'm rather weird, do you think you could respond to this convincing her that Criminal Minds is definitely worth watching? Also you are probably my favourite blog on tumblr and I love everything you do and say 💕

Okay,

Dear (insert friends name here), I believe that you should start watching the riveting show Criminal Minds based on its ability to capture an audience through its storylines. For example, recently in season 12, the Spencer Reid (I will get into characters later) storyline consisted of amazing plots in that one given storyline. As well as that, Criminal Minds has a vast audience and to cater to their needs I believe that the relationships between the characters are vital to the success of the show. I guarantee once I explain the characters in detail you will completely fall in love with every single one.

Aaron Hotchner: Or more commonly known as ‘Hotch’ was the esteemed Unit Chief of the FBI’s Behavioural Analysis Unit (BAU) for over a decade, before he had to step down in 2016. He is also a father to a boy named Jack. His story is definitely heartbreaking. His wife was targeted by a serial killer that tortured him for several weeks before… well, I’ll let you watch that for yourself. He can seem cold at times but I assure you, there’s nothing he wouldn’t do for his team.

Derek Morgan: Frankly he is one of the best agents the BAU has ever had. If he wasn’t kicking down doors he was slamming his hand on a desk whilst interrogating an UnSub (Unknown Subject). He fights for what he wants and usually succeeds. His relationship with a gorgeous blonde named Penelope Garcia is probably one of the best dynamics in a show you’ll ever see and I’m not just saying that from bias. Don’t let his tough exterior fool you, once you get to know him, he’s a sweetheart.

Spencer Reid: Personally one of my favourite characters in the show. He is a doctor, who has bachelor’s in Sociology and Psychology, PhD’s in Mathematics, Engineering and Chemistry. He’s arguably a genius, with an iQ of 187 and can read 20,000 words per minute. Honestly, when you start watching in season one you may not consider him attractive (I don’t know how you couldn’t?) but when it hits around season 4 or season 5. You’re about to witness God’s work, my friend. He possibly is the most all rounded person, his friendships with everyone are just amazing and so special.

Penelope Garcia: She is known as the technical analyst for the BAU. She may not be the one to catch the bad guys in action but without her, the team would never find the UnSubs. She’s a very important member of the team and CANNOT be replaced. She’s probably the sweetest, kindest soul you will ever meet. She’s  different to the rest of the team in that she gets incredibly upset by the cases they deal with and so to cope she wears bright clothes and decorates her office with soothing ornaments just to remind her of everything good in the world. Derek Morgan, as mentioned above, is her best friend in the whole world and their relationship with each other is excruciatingly beautiful. She cares for everyone on the team and is honestly one of the best people you will ever meet.

Jennifer Jareau: Or more commonly known as ‘JJ’. She’s a gorgeous blonde who’s probably the kindest person you’ll ever meet. But, when you peel off that kind persona, you reveal a seriously badass agent. Honestly, when her family or team is put in jeopardy, she seriously changes in a way that’s so admirable that you can’t not like her. She’s such an integral part of the team and she’s worked her ass off to get where she is. She’s gone from being a communications liaison to a talented SSA (Supervisory Special Agent).

Elle Greenaway: You’ll first meet her in season one, and honestly, she’s probably one of the most confident women you will ever encounter. Yes, she goes through a lot of trauma and some heartache but, she’s one of the strongest people you will ever meet. She honestly deserved so much better, and you’ll see why later on in the show.

Emily Prentiss: This wonderful agent joins the team mid-way through season 2, and she demonstrated how talented she is quite early on and she such an asset to the team. She has had quite the life. Honestly, once you find out about her background you’ll absolutely fall in love with her. She’s one of the most caring people and would protect her team at all costs, shown in season 6. She recently took over from Hotch as the new unit chief and I honestly can’t think of someone more right for that position. She’s been through so much, yet she manages to bring happiness everywhere she goes.  

David Rossi: He originally was supposed to be retired, but he decided to come back to the Bureau which enabled him to solve a 20-year-old case that he was being taunted by. He can seem controlling at the beginning but truly, once you see him interact with the team in the coming seasons he will feel like such a father figure to the team. He rarely shows emotion but when he does its heart breaking, he becomes this beacon of light in everything dark and he’s one of the best agents the BAU has ever seen.

Alex Blake: This angel, joined in season 8 after Emily Prentiss departs for reasons I will let you find out on your own. I believe her character development is an important part of her personality. She begins to become close with every single member of the team, especially Spencer Reid. We see her shine through as a mother figure throughout the two seasons she’s on the show. She has this quality about her that makes her so likeable. She is a pure example of how much the team cares for each other, even if they haven’t been on the team for that long.

Kate Calahan: She has been through a lot. She lost her sister in 9/11 and she took in her sister’s daughter as her own. If this doesn’t show you how kind of a person she is, I don’t know what will. She has been through so many struggles and yet she brings this incredible sense of humour that almost masks the dark acts that these people experience on a daily basis. You see first hand her develop on the show and it’s a beautiful experience. You watch her grow as a person, dealing with traumatic things in her past that she reveals in the beginning of season 10. She has this energy that makes you want to smile all the time which is something incredibly rare.

Luke Alvez: A new addition to the team could not have been better introduced or portrayed. His relationships with everyone are so clearly shown and developed in such a way that it makes you feel like he’s been on the team forever. He’s a member of their family already. We get an insight into his life and his past which is something so interesting. We see him as a normal person with a dog who goes running, and it almost makes you forget about the horror he probably dealt with whilst serving in Iraq. He’s one of the funniest human beings, literally his interactions with Penelope Garcia honestly what make season 12 amazing.

Stephen Walker: Moving on to this wonderful man. Not only is his voice deep and it soothes every ounce of my being but he is so intriguing. We see him as a family man, someone who values and cherishes the time with his wife and children. This is what makes him one of the greatest people. He is definitely underrated, but I honestly don’t know how. He is one of the most caring people you could ever meet. He’d only known the team for a short period of time and he was already willing to give up anything to protect them. He considers them his family. That’s what you call noble.

In conclusion, I know I’ve left out masses of information on these characters but I honestly want you to watch for yourself and see the dynamics unfold with your own eyes. It’s incredibly powerful first hand. If this isn’t enough to get you to start watching the show, I don’t know what is. I promise you, you won’t regret it.

the way louis looks at harry sometimes man its too much like he gets so soft and fond and like his eyes get all glittery and sometimes he just stares at harrys lips while hes going on and on about something and you lowkey wonder if hes even paying attention to what harrys saying but then he will finish one of harrys sentences or answer him to make sure he knows that someone is listening to him … like … what. the. fuck. something about the way louis looks at him blows me away everytime it never gets old for me, it could be a xfactor video diary or mitam promo season or tmht or even if i already watched it a million times im still shook 😩

let me expressed myself on how i’m mad with all of you:


   1) i get it, i get that this season didn’t focus as much on Sana
as we wanted to, we wanted to learn about religion, her feelings about the world, on islamophobia, and we didn’t learn as much as we wanted too because of the Noora situation and Even and the balloon squad. - our world does not go around us, it goes and touches everyone that matters to us! Sana is best buddies with Isak, of course Even had and impact on this season! Sana is also very close to Noora, Noora had to have a big impact on this season. So stop pretending that your world is only about you, your little world is about the people who affect you and touch you, their problems are your problems

  2) stop being so mad about Noora and William. I don’t ship them also, but sometimes we don’t get to understand about others peoples love, we support them and hope the best for them! Noora may deserve better, but who are you to put a person down because of who they used to be? would you like to be judged on who you used to be? Noora decided to go with him, even after he went on a fight/made her go on a date with him! She went to London because after everything that happen on season 2, she needed to be with who she trussed and loved, so shut tf up

  3) i also agree that we should have answers about Even and his pass, but that’s exactly why we won’t have them. This is Sana’s season, this is about how everyone affected her on these hard times, not about how Even and the Balloon Squad had a history, its about how everyone is connected, and no matter what, they ended up together as friends. Because this season was about showing how a friendship could survive hard times! and don’t forget that we had to have a finale, one with every story ending.

3.1) like i said, every story is ending:

Eva: found herself, she knows about trust, she knows who her real friends are and that is amazing.
Vilde:
she is learning about the world, learning about being in a relationship, and she is finally eating as she is supposed to           
Isak:
he had a hard time accepting who he is, his sexuality, but he is out and prouder than ever
Even: even if there are some big blanc holes on this, he has an amazing/supportive boyfriend, he is healthy, and he is talking to his old  friends. And its like Sana said, everyone gets the right to tell their story, it just happens that Even won’t get his season to tell us
Noora: she lost a lot of herself with William, that is true, but love is about learning how to be with someone, learn about their point of views, accepting them and being able to share the same point of views
Sana: we learned so much about how sometimes even a person full of beliefs can lose it, we learned how her opinion on sexuality could change,  we learned about fasting and her feelings towards boys. and we still get two more episodes to learn even more, so let’s just appreciate this

4) let me just rant about Vilde for a second: Vilde is a girl who didn’t have someone to teach her a lot, her mother drinks and i think, a lot. which sometimes can get a little bit annoying but that’s why she has the best people around her to teach her about the world, she has Sana to teach her on religion. She has Eva to teach her on love/breakups. She has Noora to teach her how to be a feminist/someone who supports girls and not put them down. And she has even Isak to teach her about sexuality. So please give her time to grow because she will. And if you didn’t pay attention, she already did since season 1 and i think that people need to start noticing that a little bit more.

5) please stop judging Julie for this season, this is an amazing season, i’ve learned so much from it. common guys, it shows friendship above everything and shows that even in a group of so many different people, they end up together and that’s just amazing! - I think you all should be thankful for every season we had on skam, and appreciate a little bit more of Julie’s work, she did an amazing job

- i also posted this on twitter

I honestly don’t understand why people are still asking for updates about even???? His storyline is finished already, he reconciled with his friends and has made peace with his past. We aren’t going to get anymore updates from him because ITS SANAS SEASON AND WHAT HAPPENED TO EVEN DIDN’T AFFECT SANA IT AFFECTED THE PEOPLE AROUND HER!!! We’re seeing everything from Sanas point of view and sana isn’t close with even. The only way we would get a update is if Isak talks to Sana about even. So instead of asking about updates about even during season 4 why not ask for updates about something actually relevant to what’s going on around her like if she’s actually going to be able to balance Yousef and her religion. I love Even and isak just as much as anyone else but it’s getting old. Just saying.

Watching old Spongebob & it bugs me how they turned patrick from this Lazy oblivious dude

into a Straight Moron later on. I hate that.

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Its Like Homer Simpson, 

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Peter Griffin

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Cosmo from Fairly Odd parents, 

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PhillipJ Fry, 

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Numbuh 4, 

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Grimlock 

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etc gettin Dumbed down so much with each new season its annoyin to me. 

I can understand if you want a Dumb Character but when they start off so aware of their surroundings and somewhat competent 

then you break em like that. Its just a peeve when they Flanderize characters like that

  • jt yorke season one: oh man liberty is so gross and annoying and fuck i wish she would leave me alone but i guess it's cool that she thinks i'm hot shit cause i am
  • jt yorke season two: liberty is so fucking annoying but i guess she's kind of cool
  • jt yorke season three: wow liberty is so ugly and gross and i just i mean it's not like i dream about her sometimes bc why would i do that? i mean psshhh!!! don't tell anyone that
  • jt yorke season four: liberty is so great maybe i should stop being an asshole and go out with her plus she's super smart and actually funny and pretty and creative and w o w liberty
  • jt yorke season five: liberty hates me she doesn't need me around and i have nothing else to live for anyway so i'm go gonna go kill myself bUT I DIDN'T MEAN TO PLEASE LIBERTY I WANT US TO BE A FAMILY FUCK FUCK FUCK
  • jt yorke season six: liberty is so fucking mean to me and idk why i mean she's so fucking annoying but it's not like i'm talking about her too much or anything i mean i can talk about other things like um, like . . . uh . . . fUCK just liberty just sucks okay she just sucks
  • jt yorke 2 seconds before he died: liberty is actually the love of my life i've loved her since i was twelve years old and i'm sick of denying it i love liberty van zandt and i'm going to man up and tell her and we can be together forever ok xoxo
  • What she says: I'm fine
  • What she means: It's been years and I still miss Forever so much. There was so much story to still be told and we only scratched the surface of Henry's 200 years of life. It still baffles me how the show had pretty decent ratings for it's time slot and it still got canceled, it had even better rating than some of the shows that ABC decided to keep. So why did you cancel it ABC??? (For karma's sake I'm glad Wicked bombed for them) I'm so sure that Forever would be one of their bigger shows by now if they'd kept it. Imagine if we had a second season, it would be going onto it's 3rd by now. I loved this show from the very first episode and I still miss it terribly. And how could it end on a cliffhanger like that??? It deserved so much more than 1 season. Please renew this amazing series someone.

Well Folks here is the Link should you want to cast your vote on when this Show should END! (On Link’ You can scroll down & vote) http://tvline.com/2017/04/28/scandal-ending-season-7-commentary-series-finale/

At the risk of sounding like a romance novel come to life, there were countless moments throughout the series’ first few seasons that left me breathless. Fitz getting shot in Season 2? Breathless. Queen Sally Langston bludgeoning her husband to death in Season 3? Breathless. Olivia getting “kidnapped” in Season 4? Breath… look, I think you know where this is going!

But after more than 100 episodes, this once-great drama is simply spinning its wheels, serving us the same old flavors with only slightly different toppings. (Like, you can call them “jimmies,” but we all know they’re sprinkles.)

Seriously, how many more mysterious organizations (à la B613) must OPA overcome? How much longer will it take for Olivia and Fitz, still one of television’s more problematic pairings, to finally settle on a definition of their relationship? And how many near-death experiences can Rowan have before he just. finally. dies?

So here’s my point: As a fan of this show, I need its upcoming seventh season to be its last. If I’m being real — and I think this is a #safespace to do so — I actually believe that, had the show not already been renewed, the current sixth season would mark the perfect end. Not only are Olivia & Co. presently battling the toughest enemy they’ve ever faced, but wouldn’t it be poetic for the series to conclude just as it began, with Olivia getting the next president into the Oval Office — this time (mostly) on merit?

Unlike Grey’s Anatomy — which functions like grown-up Degrassi, with a revolving door of characters in a stable setting, allowing it to continue forever — Scandal has a considerably shorter shelf life. Series creator Shonda Rhimes has said as much, calling it a “different kind of show” during a 2013 interview with NPR.

“I feel like there is a finite amount of Scandal to be told,” she said. “So I know what the end of Scandal will be, and I feel really good about that. And I can see where the end point is. And I don’t think I’m going to change that. … I know how long I think it will be. But we’ll see.”

In a subsequent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Rhimes spoke in numbers, saying that, “the Fitz-Liv thing can only be told so long and in such a way. It’s not a 10-season or eight-season show.”

I’m no math whiz — just ask any number of traumatized teachers from my schoolboy days — but given Rhimes’ own words, it sounds like the end is nigh. And at this point, that’s something we should all be able to handle.

Another small appeal to Mofftiss

Last evening I watched some sherlolly fan vids with my 4 years old daughter. And while watching one of them she suddenly said being a little sad and thoughtful: “Mom, you know, I like this girl SO much!”

Oh, gosh! It almost made me cry. :’((

Look, Mofftiss, even a 4 years old child loves the character you wrote! Loves Molly Hooper. So, please, think a bit about it if/when you’ll may be going to destroy the beautiful and touching line of her relationships with Sherlock.

Okay now that I’m on the subject I’m gonna rant about it.

I’ll preface this with that I love Voltron. I love it so much. I think it’s a super fun and clever show and that Tumblr has placed such ridiculous expectations on it in some aspects that it’s no wonder people are somewhat disappointed. I think this was a great season and I had a fun time watching it. But that being said…

Voltron treated a lot of its characters like tropes this season.

I’m going to fall back on an old quote from Alex Hirsch to start this because it really spoke to me when I first read it.

The important bit here? “I try not to pigeonhole these characters into “ONE TYPE.” They lose their humanity if you do that.”

Pidge, Hunk, and Lance all got shoved into tropes this season. Lance and Hunk’s treatments seem particularly worse just because they were shoved into “comic relief” tropes, but Pidge wasn’t treated too great either. Just look at what each of them does this season:

Pidge: Techno Babble. Boy, does she do a lot of it. There’s some sort of problem? Well, Pidge is SMURT, send her! And make sure she talks about it quickly and unintelligibly to show the audience that she’s so smart. Make sure someone, usually Lance, replies with an “IN ENGLISH?

This trope exists to establish one character is smart and it CAN be effective… But not if you’ve pre established that the others are smart too. Hunk is the mechanic. Hunk is not an idiot. He should be able to follow at least a few of Pidge’s ramblings. Hell, most of them were super easy to follow! (Especially the hypothesis one, that was completely unnecessary). See this post for discussion on how easy it would be to fix this trope from the Hunk/Lance side of the equation.

It’s honestly not even fair to Pidge to reduce her down to that. More on this in a bit.

Lance: Flirting and dumb jokes. I don’t even have to link to a trope because they’re that basic. Lance (when he has screen time this season) is basically going to be the one to make a pass at a woman when he doesn’t have to or to make an irreverent comment the whole team just looks at him for. 

Sure, it can be funny. Sure, you’ve written his character to be such. But this can’t be the ONLY ASPECT YOU SHOW THE AUDIENCE. Give them good moments outside of that “one time they do something cool to show the audience he isn’t a complete idiot.” I’ll get back to Lance in a minute.

Hunk: Food jokes. This poor guy. 90% of the time in this season, someone will say something and Hunk will relate it to food and mention how hungry he is. Not mentioning the harm of giving the fat character the food trope, let’s just go with the idea that it’s a part of his character. Fine. But there are still right and wrong ways to pull this off and the irony here is that Voltron does both in the span of a single season. 
Right: Baking cookies to calm down and clear your mind. Taking over the mall food court to make people happy. Both of these things are positive uses of Hunk’s canonical love of food that make sense in the situation and even add to his character. Neither are played strictly for laughs.
Wrong: “What are you guys thinking about?” “Zarko-” “CALZONES. What? I’m hungry.” (The OTHER irony is Voltron has pulled off this interrupting with irreverent stuff well with Hunk before with the whole sporks thing. That pulled it off SO MUCH BETTER and was honestly one of the funniest things in season one. This was so forced and so stupidly written)

I think the reason Voltron falls into this is because its main cast is HUGE. Seven characters total. Six if we don’t count Coran, because honestly I don’t see him getting a character arc at any point (which I can accept because seven is just too many characters to give equal attention to). But still. Six. For comparison? The original main cast of Gravity Falls was three. Steven Universe started with four. 

You know the whole “modern cartoons season one is fun times and season two is ENTER THE APOCALYPSE”? There’s an important reason for that. You need time to develop your characters. You need time to give them moments to shine and let the audience get to know them. That way, when plot stuff happens, they all have reasons to act the way they do. Voltron season one was IMMEDIATELY overly plot heavy, and the characters suffered for it.

The way Voltron chooses to show us its characters strengths and flaws is through character arcs. Pidge goes through one in season one where we find out about her past and her motivations. It was great! Created a three-dimensional character! Hunk has one in season one where he discovers what it really means to fight and why they’re all out here. He wants to protect the Balmerans more than anyone else and sees why Voltron is needed. Great writing! 

Yet the writers seem to have forgotten this! There’s no point to a character arc unless you keep that growth and have the characters act on it from that point on. Take my other main complaint with this season: how Galra Keith was treated. It was built up amazingly and had a fantastic episode for its reveal.

And then… nothing. We didn’t see Keith react to it much, we didn’t see him tell the team (and man, that would have been a GREAT scene), and I’m afraid it’s just going to be written off next season as a plot point. Is he going to have trouble accepting it? Is he going to want to talk to the others about it every now and then? Is Hunk joking about it really helping him normalize it for himself? Or are the writers just going to make it “okay now Keith can open doors and shit?” I hope with the reveal of Altean Haggar we’re going to get some cool parallels and character moments, but I don’t know.

Point being, Voltron writes these great arcs but then re-tropes their characters when they’re done with them, which is sloppy writing. It’s mainly because there are so many characters that it’s tough to give them all great moments in every episode. Which I get it! I get that you can’t let them all shine every episode! Occasionally someone should step back and be a bit more trope-ish for the sake of keeping a good flow in an episode. But not all the time, and certainly not because that character has already had a complete character arc and “had their moment.” 

Lance is heavily hinted at getting an arc next season about his self-doubt, which will be amazing. But this isn’t enough. The show must remember its character growth and keep it with the characters. 

Characters are more than just their most prominent trait.