In their creepy little speech the Liches told the Tres Boys that they reminded them of themselves, and followed that with a story about how they tried everything they could to save a member of their trio, bending the laws of nature and reality to do it.
And Griffin didn’t even know how fucking strong the foreshadowing was in that story when he said it.
So, I saw Dear Evan Hansen, and I think I must inform all of you about somethings (part three):
• In Disappear, Connor’s ghost gets realll close to Evan and sounds desperate for Evan’s help.
• Alana, somewhere in there, sings her own tiny reprise of Waving Through A Window and it’s beautiful.
• In You Will Be Found, it shows Connor’s baby pictures and pictures of Connor before he grew out his hair. Turns out, it’s ALL of Mike Faist’s actual pictures. Some of them are recognizably from when he did Newsies!
• Zoe, before To Break In A Glove, warns Evan about the incoming Dad Talk that Larry is gonna give Evan. To which Larry responds, “women, right?” and no one in the theater looked happy with that comment.
• Evan’s voice cracks a LOT during the show and he looks down a lot too.
• Ben Platt does this really cute thing where he lifts his leg, squeezes his fingers together, and closes his eyes when he hits a high note.
• Only Us is in Evan’s room.
• Evan wears ONLY blue the whole show, but he wears tons of different shirts.
• Everyone changes clothes a LOT. Especially Jared. And Zoe is Very Fashionable.
• In Good For You, Jared and Alana stay close as if to protect each other, like Evan is some kind of monster.
• Before Words Fail, Connor’s ghost goes, “listen, you can get rid of me whenever you want, but do you think you’re suddenly going to go out there and tell everyone the truth? You can’t even tell yourself the truth. How did you break your arm, Evan?” Evan doesn’t respond. “How did you break your…” Evan cuts him off and goes, “I fell out of a tree! I slipped off!” To which Connor says, “Did you fall? Or did you let go.”
• After that, there’s a *deafening* silence, then a shattering lightbulb sound and Evan runs away.
It’s anecdotal, but I regularly see Frankenstein’s monster described as a warning against scientific hubris, an alarum about Tampering With Things That Should Be Left Alone™. This I think is quite wrong: I think it is a story about what happens when one fails the (still at the time of writing) radical enlightenment by failing to take social responsibility for one’s actions and interventions. If it’s a warning, it’s a warning about turning one’s back, out of cowardice, on what one creates, not about creating it in the first place.
I remember when Arc V was release and it had like 30 episodes I saw a theory about the actual timeline at that moment (then come Zarc and Ray throwing that theory to the garbage), so I want to do one timeline myself with the new information:
DM: The beginning.
Bonds Beyond Time, GX, 5D’s: Before the final of DM Paradox trying to disappear Duel Monster failing in the attempt, then come GX with the same events and after 5D’s with
the small influence from Yugi and Judai on Yusei since the WRGP.
Original Timeline, Zone’s destroyed world: The problems with the Synchro Monsters happen and the world is destroyed. Zone travels to the past with the last humans.
Zone Lose, Normal End of 5D’s: In this timeline Zone failed his mission, Team 5D’s change the future.
Zone Wins, Zexal: Zone achieved his goal, Synchro were eradicated, the XYZ monster was created to cover the lack of the Synchro. In the serie we don´t see any references to 5D’s even in the Duel Sanctuary.
The Dark Side of Dimensions, Zarc and Ray’s events, Arc V: With a big evolution of the technology the Real Solid Vision was created and all the events that we seen on Arc V happens. This point is clarified if we think that don’t see characters from DM and the ones that could see from GX looks older than their counterparts.
on twitter the other day, i was trying to articulate my affinity for the baroque eras of longer stories. the late seasons of tv shows, the later books in a series—and often even in non-narrative mediums, later albums, later paintings. later installments will naturally have a larger context than earlier ones. their context, the information they can refer to, includes everything the work (or artist) did earlier. these later works don’t necessarily contain more artistic information, more densely, because that’s a matter of execution, but they also won’t really “work” unless they take their expanded context into account. if an earlier work solved one problem, then a later one that solves it again looks pointless.
this situation of having to integrate more information means that baroque eras tend to ask harder, weirder questions. they also tend to be more elaborate—more characters, more plot lines, more (and fancier) words. i think of this elaborateness as akin to expanding the container of the artwork in order to handle the increase in information. of course, because integrating a lot of information is difficult, baroque eras also tend to be less tight and less precise. but they will often be more satisfying because there is more there there, in total, and because baroqueness indicates an artist biting the bullet of the implications of what they’ve made so far.
for example: the later seasons of buffy try to address the question of “what happens after archetypal heroism?” the question is still within the realm of buffy’s desire to subvert hero stories, but goes one step of subversion further. earlier lecter books show monsters failing to transform. so hannibal tries to address the question of “ok, so what would a monster successfully transforming themselves look like?” similarly, the third iteration of a meme will reveal one more level of absurdity, while still retaining its basic structure.
jumping the shark is what happens when a work fails to integrate information, either because it gets lazy and doesn’t try, or because the problem is too hard for the artist to pull off. or some combination of the two. jumping the shark is usually caused by bloat, but is more generally just a loss of structural integrity. if an artwork is a helium balloon, the baroque is what happens when the balloon is just full to bursting. jumping the shark can be both a burst balloon or a shitty one that has a hole.
“Imagine being Ramsay’s prisoner in Winterfell and waiting to be rescued by Jon.”
Requested by @iknowyouwuvme: “Jon x Reader where he’s really protective of the reader and he finds out that she was raped by Ramsay and Jon kills him.”
Warnings: Spoliers from season 6 of Game of Thrones, implied rape, violence, murder, Ramsay being Ramsay.
You’d been the prisoner of the Bolton Bastard for what felt like forever. He was a cruel monster that never failed to surprise you with new torture methods, mental and physical. He’d raped you, beat you, and over the past month, even flayed you. Your only solace was when you allowed your thoughts to drift back to Jon. The only man you’d ever loved, the man you were taken from and brought here.
You stood in the room you’d been locked in, your eyes focused on the battle taking place outside Winterfell. You wrapped your arms around yourself as you watched. Dread filled you, Ramsay had promised to bring Jon back, alive, to Winterfell just so he could force you to watch him kill him in front of you or kill you in front of Jon. It would depend on his mood. You stepped away from the window when you watched the wildings and other men who fought with Jon being overwhelmed in the fields.
You knew that Ramsay didn’t fight fair, he would lead Jon into a trap. Your eyes went wide as you thought about the possibility of never having Jon hold you in his arms again. How did things become like this?
So, with Hiveswap on the horizon and a couple of asks I’ve gotten lately, I have been thinking more and more about the story of the game, and wondered if what we’ve seen already may be enough to find some interesting things out about the overall story! I decided to give it a shot and go through all we know about Hiveswap and see if I can predict some stuff.
Thanks to @revolutionaryduelist for inspiring me to make this post! You should totally check him out, he’s got some amazing stuff.