The reasons I love Jess Mariano have nothing to do with Rory. He was this kid growing up in a fucked up life with a mother who did drugs, dated/got married a lot, she obviously didn’t cook for him because it was pointed out by Luke even that she wasn’t one for household stuff and considering the trouble she had at making Thanksgiving dinner, I’d say cooking was part of it. We never know the extent of her drug use outside of pot or the extent of her boyfriends. But imagine being this kid who had to take care of his mother when she’s drunk or high or having to hide from whatever boyfriend she has. Then imagine getting into trouble and being shipped off to a place you’ve never been to and to an uncle you’ve had minimal contact with and who knew how your mother was but did nothing to help Jess sooner. Then imagine the whole town being against him, aside from two people, which is two more than he ever had actually. He heard so much crap about how he’s the bad guy and had all these people against him that he probably started to believe them. Then in walks his father who he never met (yes, never met because they changed the canon to when he was born even if 2x05 says differently) and he genuinely becomes curious as to who the hell this guy is and why wasn’t he enough to stay? He wants to know this guy who left him with Liz and maybe understand why. I wish they’d mentioned if they kept contact but the fact that after California, Jess kept in contact with his mother and he slowly built himself up. And he had to do it away from Stars Hollow. He had to do it on his own. Because even if anyone knew how his life was pre-2x05, they might not understand. Was leaving a shitty thing to do? Yes. But it needed to happen because if he stayed there, he might never have overcame any of the shit he’d dealt with. And then he doesn’t come back in Rory’s life until he’s gotten his shit together and he mended his relationship with Luke and wrote a book and made something of himself. He moved past whatever happened in his past and with his mother and that in itself is a pretty hard thing to do.
And sure, he was a snarky little asshole too. But if you consider the circumstances, its probably to mask his feelings which I 1000% relate to.
The creators of Pokemon Go saying that sites like Pokévision are cases of the players hurting themselves because “it takes some of the fun out of the game” and talking about wanting to make it so things like that don’t work really pisses me off lol
Because nothing screams fun like walking for hours til your feet hurt and catching 50 fucking weedles/pidgeys/rattatas in a row in the hope that you might accidentally stumble across something new.
It’s ESPECIALLY fun when you live in a smaller town like mine where pokestops are few and far between so I have to spend a LOT of real money to continue playing because I run out of pokeballs due to those aforementioned basic ass Pokemon breaking out of the balls I catch them in and running away. CONSTANTLY. HOW DO WEEDLES EVEN BREAK OUT OF BALLS ANYWAY, THEYRE JUST WORMS
When y'all haven’t even done shit to fix that three-step glitch you can fuck off with trying to take away something that actually makes the game way less tedious and frustrating. The only purpose the “nearby” tab in the game currently serves is to tell me what to look for in Pokévision. It’s totally useless otherwise