Little random, but it just occurred to me how different Arnold and Helga’s dreams are in terms of… everything, really.
Like Helga has these trippy, poetic dreams full of thinly veiled metaphor and high fantasy, and Arnold’s are always grounded in at least some semblance of reality. They can be a little trippy at times, sure, but there’s always a sort of logic to them. It’s like Helga’s dreams are all Homeric hymns and Arnold’s are classic novels. At least in the sense that one is amazing to read but utterly ridiculous and the other just… makes sense.
I normally only focus on Arnold’s dreams since they’re such a theme in the show, but Helga has dreams, too, and they reveal a lot more than just how fixated she is on our leading football head. Arnold has a lot of fantastical ideas and daydreams, but his subconscious is very grounded, whereas Helga puts on a show of being a realist, but deep down is overflowing with wonder and enthusiasm and hope.
The second those words flew out of your mouth, your eyes shot open and your breath caught in your throat. You were quickly shaken from the spell Daveed had placed you under, and as reality settled in, you began to panic.
Without delay, you pushed Daveed off you and clambered off the bed. He was silent and you didn’t know if it was because he was in shock or because he was still coming down from his high, but either way, you knew you had to get out of there before he started speaking.
You were pulling your jeans on hastily when you finally spoke up. “I uh…I-I gotta go.” You said, trying to hide the fact that you were on the verge of tears. “It’s really late and I think I forgot to do something back home.”
“Y/N…” Daveed breathed softly, pushing himself up on his elbows to look at you.
Moonlight is more deserving of oscars than La La Land because of more than just its cinematic genius. La La Land, though a fine film, plays into the tired plot of heteronormative puppy love between two white media darlings. Along with painting Ryan Gosling’s character as the face of jazz music (which is historically black in origin), it serves as a distraction from the atrocities against minorities going on in our world right now.
In our current world, wherein black, gay, and poor lives are seen as subordinate to white, straight, and wealthy lives, Moonlight is a political and social protest. It doesn’t just offer sympathy to minorities, it offers celebration. Moonlight is revolutionary.