mini rant

Dare I say it, because the cool, trendy thing to do is to hate on PLL. But season 7A is my favourite season to date.

I’ve spent the past few days rewatching 7A, and I hit a level of appreciation that I think I slightly missed the first time around. The story progressed dramatically from episode 1 to episode 10, and yes, there are answers in every episode as promised. I don’t think Marlene meant ‘answers’ in the sense of “who killed Garret! - episode 1″ and “why Ian committed suicide! - episode 2″ and “Jessica’s I can’t protect you email! - episode 3″ and “who is Charlotte’s father! - episode 4″. That’s not what she meant. Loose ends like those will only make sense with the endgame reveal in the series finale. By answers in every episode throughout 7A, she means actually dropping CLUES to the endgame, that will all culminate later. Killing Sara, revealing Elliot’s true identity to be Archer, Charlotte and Archer had a romantic history, Noel was in the dollhouse, Spencer is a Drake, the doctor dealt with “two of Mary’s babies”, Mary had another child, the wording of AD’s threats are clues in themselves, Jessica is the evil twin and Mary was the victim of her cruelty, Grunwald bleeding when Noel is near, Grunwald saying the source of the threat is very close, Jessica never stopped searching for Ali… the list goes on. I could break it up per episode if I really wanted to. We get blinded by the fact that these answers raise more questions, so we feel like we got no answers. But we actually did get answers. Every single episode of 7A reveals something new towards the endgame, which will all culminate in the series finale. The answers we get are indeed brief, and they raise more questions, but each episode gives us something new to think about until the series finale. And the romance is interesting too. I love these characters. I’ve known them for almost 7 years now. So seeing that Spencer is able to love again after her breakup with Toby made me happy. Watching Hanna be in a difficult position giving Spencer her permission to be with Caleb, and watching Aria delete Nicole’s call to save her marriage… the content is incomparable to Aria dating her martial arts teacher, or Spencer flirting with a random dude in London.

I also hear from too many people that the writing is exponentially worse in recent seasons. I couldn’t disagree more. Many people are searching for answers and answers only (regarding the mystery), and so they mentally ‘switch off’ when they feel the scene won’t give them any. I appreciate every word said and the meaning behind the words. For example, in 708, Emily asked Paige how long it’s been since they last spoke. Emily says 2 years, and Paige says it’s actually been 3 years. “Here we go, why do we care about that?” Well, don’t take it literally: the point of that line is not to give us a number as to how many years. The point of that line is to show us that Emily has moved on from Paige - time is flying without her, hence she recalls only 2 years, meanwhile Paige feels the distance more as she misses Emily dearly, and she’s counting the days that go by without Emily, and so she recalls an extra year (3 years). As we can see, it took me a paragraph just to explain one line. I won’t explain the other 10 examples I had, some even in the mystery aspect of the show, not the romance. (This appreciation for the lines is coming from a person who doesn’t even watch PLL for the romance; I’m here for the mystery.) I’m okay to admit the writing is just fine.

Is the show perfect? Hell no. Answering questions in interviews and not in the show is a big no-no. I won’t let that bother me. Yes it sucks, especially for those who don’t go snooping the web for these interviews. But I do. I see the answers. I’m happy. I move on with my life. Plot holes?? Nope. Charlotte lied about her story in 610 for very specific reasons, and they’ll be fixed soon. Yes, some storylines are dropped faster than they’re written (#Who’sInTheBarrel). This tells me they mustn’t be important, so I’ll move on with my life. Also, if the story has been dropped out of nowhere, the writers must feel they’ve appropriately concluded that story. So I’ll dig and find the answer myself. And I successfully do find the answers myself. Heck, I’m keeping a record of them here

Long time followers of my blog know that season 4 is my all-time favourite season. (Well, now, used to be.) Actually, everyone always says the earlier seasons of PLL are the best. I think we enjoyed the earlier seasons more because the story was new and fresh, and not so convoluted. Now 7 years in, we know these characters backwards, there’s a list of more than 150 questions, the ‘high school drama’ and ‘queen bee goes missing’ and ‘16 year old girls’ stigmas have faded and the story is more complex than ever. I say those as good things. Of course, 7 years in, it won’t be as ‘fresh’ as it once was. I don’t believe ‘fresh’ equates to ‘better’, because the ‘better’ stories are being told now in season 7.  

Sorry for the long post, but I was just re-watcing 7A and I was frustrated that a season of this quality is being hated so much. I genuinely loved the re-watch experience, asking myself “do I have time for one more!?” … even though I know what’s coming up next. 

I was confused how there was a fanbase connection between Homestuck and Undertale but the connection between Yuri!!! on Ice and Killing Stalking is even more confusing

You guys are literally connecting completely different things

EDIT: I get it I get okay, UT and HS are connected because Andrew Hussie trapped Toby Fox in his basement for music.

Listen, I think everyone who has seen La La Land can agree that - while definitely a great movie - it does not deserve so many Oscar nominations.

The story isn’t really anything we haven’t seen before, and the roles aren’t at all demanding. So no, I don’t think neither Emma nor Ryan deserve the Oscar, and the film definitely does not deserve Best Picture.
That being said, perhaps they do deserve Best Cinematography and Best Original Score.

But if it wins Best Picture over Moonlight, Hidden Figures, Fences, Arrival, and Hacksaw Ridge, then that will be absolute bullshit.

one thing that I love about Riverdale is how you visibly see how much Veronica appreciates and adores and encourages Betty

Like in the comics Veronica is willing to overlook her friendship with Betty or take advantage of her or hurt her for the sake of a guy but with Riverdale every single episode we see that Betty is her #1 priority and her “forever” and ughh I love strong mutual female friendships

Hamilton is important

It is, you can’t deny it. Lin-Manuel Miranda is a lyrical genius. His rap musical has influenced people even outside of the Broadway community.

But do you know what else is important?

Waitress- a beautiful story of friendship and female empowerment. It has incredible performances night after night.

School of Rock- which has 15 kids under the age of 12 blowing people’s socks off with not only their vocal and acting skills but also the fact that they are actually playing the instruments live each night!!

Bright Star- a bluegrass musical, something that has never happened before, thrilling audiences with its beautiful musical and vocal performances. (I’m so sad it’s closing)

Spring Awakening- which is not only beautifully performed and choreographed but also includes an ENTIRE FREAKING LANGUAGE in it’s performances. Not only that but it also includes the first woman in a wheelchair on Broadway.

Plus so many more; Allegiance, Amazing Grace, Shuffle Along, She Loves Me, Fiddler on the Roof, The Color Purple, Disaster, Tuck Everlasting, On Your Feet and Dames at Sea. (There are so many more I could list)

Hamilton deserved a Tony win what it didn’t deserve was 11 Tony awards.

Broadway this year celebrated so much diversity and love but that was blinded by the bright star that is Hamilton. None of these amazing shows got any (to very little) recognition because everyone was to absorbed with Hamilton.

Too many shows were closed too soon because of the fact that Hamilton’s star burns too brightly.

ALL of theses shows are important, NOT just Hamilton.

How shallow can people get?

I understand that some people hate certain pairings, which is understandable. No one is telling them to change their views. But if you see fan art of said pairing, then don’t jump to the conclusion of hating the art because of your views. Art can be beautiful regardless of what is being portrayed. Just because you don’t like what’s on it, doesn’t make it any less valuable.

HOLD THE FRICK UP...

Okay, okay… So I did one of these things on behalf of Elizabeth and Aaron but I decided to watch Kickass again last night because;
A.) My brother has been nagging me to download Kickass 1&2 on my laptop for him
B.)… Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

BUT LISTEN THE FRICK UP GUYS THIS ISN’T FUNNY… IS NO ONE GOING TO ACCEPT THE FACT THAT:

THESE TWO… Aaron Taylor-Johnson ((left)) AND Evan Peters ((Right)) 

WAS PLAYING THE SAME LITTLE SHIT ((^Evan^))

KNOWN AS QUICKSILVER??? NONE OF YOU???

SERIOUSLY??????????

THEY’RE LIKE FROM DIFFERENT TIMES AND DIFFERENT MARVEL FILMS…


Dude… I think Evan just wanted to be the hero for once and Aaron was like ‘’Nuh-uh bitch! That’s my thing you fucking nerd’’

sO MUCH AARON AND EVAN AND QUICKSILVER ACTION…

Okay, I am stydia af, but y'all can’t sit and tell me that Scott would give up so easily on Stiles. Scott has got to be feeling such an enormous hole in his life where his best friend used to be. No way would he give up so easily. Idk why the writers felt the need to make the Sciles friendship out to be less than the Stydia romance, because it’s not yo.

The Sciles friendship will always be more important to me than Stydia (and Stydia is very important to me, trust me).

Is it just me, or am I setting myself up for disappointment anytime I start to trust someone?

Maybe it’s that I have surrounded myself with the wrong crowd, and keep getting too close to shitty people who treat me like shit. But like everyone I have ever known so far doesn’t seem to give as many fucks about me as I do them?

Note to self: stop fully associating with people until you are absolutely sure they are good to you and for you. You deserve better than that.

I guess I still need to learn to do what’s best for me, and not what’s good temporarily.

Dear everyone slut shaming Sophia,

Can you not? You don’t know what is actually happening. And blowing up her twitter won’t change anything, other than the fact that you’re so insecure about your own life you need to bother her about hers. Please let the woman live. Thanks.
Love,

Every Sophia fan that’s sick of your bullshit

I’m still confused on how Jack thought he was going to like living out here in the desert like yo. My guy. My dude. My pal. You’re from the north east, where it’s cold and you complain out it being in the 80s. That’s spring in the south west. It gets to be 120 during the summer. And showers weren’t invented yet so like. You’re gonna fucking die.

So I’m adopted from birth and I asked my mom in the simplest way possible “if you didn’t adopt me from birth but at the age I am now and Stacy (birth mom) had kept me and abused me from the moment of contraception with drugs and alcohol and smoking, then you adopted me at my current age. Do you believe I deserve a second chance?”

And her answer, right when I finished “if you never had a chance to begin with then yes. Every child deserves a second chance and I would be willing to take the baggage that comes with it.”

And all I could think of… That’s Leia’s point of view. People say “Leia will kill Kylo the moment she sees him blablabla” um… No. You don’t understand the love of a mother if you think that way.

Leia won’t kill her son when she sees him.

She’s going to run to him and take any shots that might be fired to protect her baby boy.

That’s the love of a mother and it shocks me that people don’t see that.

I always lose a bunch of followers after posting or reblogging a body positive photo that involves a someone with a chubby tummy or fat body parts…. Like come on people, those that have chubby body parts are deserving of being seen as beautiful people, just like those who are skinny or muscly or seen as a “normal” body shape. This is 2017 people, everyone’s beautiful, no matter your size or shape!!!!!!

ok ok but I need to talk about TFP Megs for a sec

When I’m talking to people about TFP and we get on the topic of the animation and they start talking about Starscream’s cute little wing flutters or Meg’s hips when he walks being the “highlight” of the animation quality…..

and I’m just there like
There is this ONE SHOT in ONE SCENE (I think he may do it a second time, but I digress) where Megatron is standing above Optimus and he does this THING with his hand; his fingers just do this trill/fluttery motion as he gestures to himself and oh. my. god. When I talk about the animation I’m like “STEP ASIDE MEGA-BOOTY! LOOK AT DAT HAND ARTICULATION ANIMATION YO!!”

Every time I see that clip I’m just like
yas, THERE IT IS.

hey, fellow people who are adults or almost adults

stop making fun of people having ‘mary sue’ ocs okay because most of the time they are created by young children in the age range of 8-13 aka the time when most children begin to develop their insecurities and become hyperaware of their own ‘flaws’

so, like, those ‘mary sue self inserts’ are probably more of a way for children to cope with the fact that they are beginning to feel insecure and also its just shitty that u make fun of children doing literal harmless fun all around? just saying. let kids be kids please. 

Yahoo User: “Does Anyone Actually Hate/Dislike Skandar Keynes (Edward from Narnia). Thanks, i need as many yes’ as possible?”

Another Yahoo User: “YES! I had a run in with him pretty recently, and talk about disrespectful.. ”

So you’re telling me this smol bean is a disrespectful prick?

Okay. Sure.