Oh my god, in last night’s Bob’s Burgers, Bob takes Gene to a laser light rock show at the planetarium (super important to Bob, because it was his favorite when he was a teenager, and this is the last night before they’re closing the exhibit because it’s old and no one goes anymore, also it’s Bob’s birthday), and Gene has no idea what he’s in for, but he gets pumped for it anyway ‘cause Bob’s so excited about it, and finally they get in there and they’re watching it, and Gene has a sensory overload and kinda starts freaking out ‘cause he can’t handle it, so Bob takes him out and they sit in the car for a bit. Gene’s angry because Bob didn’t tell him it would be so loud and scary, so Bob offers to play the album for Gene at a normal volume, and Gene starts to enjoy it, so he reclines the seats, takes out the cigarette lighter, tells Gene to pretend it’s a laser, and starts drawing in the air, explaining the plot to him (it’s like a full on Pink Floyd or Rush-esque rock opera about a bunch of robot overlords telling rockers that they can’t play music anymore, and one Rebel rising against them). Gene gets really into it and decides he wants to see the finale of the laser show (which Bob regards as a life-changing experience), so they sneak back into the planetarium (there’s no re-entry allowed) with a few tricks that parallel the story from the album, and watch the climax of the show together (Bob fashions some earplugs for Gene out of a napkin). On the way home, Bob’s asking Gene how he liked it, and Gene says “I loved it!”, Bob asks him to speak louder ‘cause his ear’s are shot, and Gene yells, “I LOVED IT, DAD”. Bob yells back “I love you too, Gene”.
I FUCKING!!! CAN’T!!! DEAL!!!! WITH HOW GOOD THIS SHOW IS!!! I know i don’t talk about Bob’s Burgers a lot but this show is flawless and charming and gross and funny all at the same time, the characters are written like people with actual fears and anxieties, and unlike a lot of comparable shows, the comedy doesn’t come from the family being pitted against each other, it’s always the family against the world… I love it, I love it, it’s so pure and refreshing and still somehow manages to be funny without sacrificing it’s heart, and I fuckin’ love it, please watch Bob’s Burgers holy CRAP okay I’m done.
okok theres one part of elements i really liked but keep forgetting to talk about so ill post it b4 i forget again
but HEYO finn and pb’s platonic relationship is. really very important to me holy shit, AT’s been pushing the ‘moving on’ from his crush thing for a couple of seasons now and i still go hell yeah every time its reinforced
LSP tries to break the fire elemental curse on finn by telling him to go to his happy place but his brain automatically goes to all this past romantic stuff with PB at first, its real bad because its still wrapped in flames but Then
finn crushes it, puts out the fire (or rage and anger/pain as the element represents here)
and he goes back to his real happy place, back to pajama wars (still a super fav ep!!) where all they did was hang out like best friends w no hint of romance whatsoever
it felt like a real throwback to Dont Look where finn’s “true perception” of PB wasn’t an infatuated crush but just one of his bros
my boy’s moved on and is learning and enjoying his friendships and im proud of him
and i thought i’d write out everything ive learnt since i started wrt horses??
catching a horse
catching horses is very simple, either drop down on it from above or sneak up on it. dont stand directly behind it incase it kicks.
you can run at a group of horse to split them up so its easier to sneak up on the individual horse when its calmed down, as when theyre in a group if one horse spots you they will all run away.
finding a good horse
there’s like lots of theories about horse colour and relation to stats but personally i dont find that a very practical way of identifying if a horse is good or not.
heres my advice:
- my general experience has been that solid coloured horses have wild personalities and the ones with the patchy butts are mild
- the harder it is to break the horse (soothe it into letting you ride) the higher its level. if you don’t have much stamina, cook up some stamina restoration/boosts
- generally, the higher level the area, the higher level the horse.
That is to say, if the surrounding monsters are Extremely Dangerous, the horse will probably have more stars. I found Franziska beyond two lynels.
- If you want to find a fast horse, get on the nearest horse and chase some of the others around for a bit (dont boost!).
Wild horses wont gallop at full speed so if you have to hammer A to keep up, dismount and sneak up on it cause that horse is much faster than yours! Otherwise, you’ve found the fastest horse already.
increasing your bond
there are a few specific moments where you can soothe your horse to raise its bond. you’ll need to get the timing right, but these are the triggers:
- when you get on your horse and tell it to move, you can soothe it.
- when your horse slows down and regains a spur, you can soothe it.
- new horses will sometimes toss their heads, you can soothe them then
- additionally a new horse will occasionally veer in a different direction. Redirect it back to the path, and you can soothe it
- as well as this, if you tell your horse to leave the path (turning sharply after leaving it on autopilot) you can soothe it
- if your horse doesn’t move at the speed you tell it to, you can soothe it and then boost
- if your horse rears back, you can soothe it
- if your horse jumps over something, you can soothe it
- if your horse gets hit, you can soothe it providing you’re still on it.
your horse will misbehave occasionally until you register it even if you max its bond
riding your horse
so in games like ocarina of time and twilight princess, the most efficient way to ride epona is to use between 1-4 boosts and leave the last boost so she doesnt get tired and recovers the boosts faster
not so in breath of the wild. there’s no slowdown penalty for using up all your spurs, it’s more efficient to use all the spurs and then soothe your horse when they slow down, and repeat.
trust your horse to know the best path, and only direct it when the path forks. if you’re riding a wild horse be alert for your horse running into walls, but otherwise let your horse pick the path.
you can climb most hills on your horse, but stick to cantering & non-boosted gallops, or you’ll not be able to direct your horse.
bonus: catching deer
to catch a deer easily, consume something that gives you speed up, or drop onto it from above.
If you want to sneak up on it like a horse, you’ll want level 3 stealth, their hearing is very sensitive.
I find it’s easier to just chase them, they’re not too difficult to catch with a bit of practice as theyre not as fast as horses.