I’ve seen people criticize the show Leverage for being very simple and safe (like, in terms of character victory/safety it’s about as far from Game of Thrones a show can get) but let me tell you, I am forever impressed by so much in that show, from a writing perspective:
they never ended seasons on cliffhangers but still managed to make every finale a perfect finale, right up to the series finale
A+ character development across the board
when characters made progress in their growth, the writers refused to backtrack for an offhand joke or scene
this is three bullets dedicated to just how much I love Leverage character development but seriously, THIS SHOW IS HOW CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT SHOULD BE DONE.
slow-burn romance (times two!) without trying to bait fans into ship-wars? all of the yes.
in college foggy once got too drunk and thought "hey wouldnt it be fun if i moved everything two inches to the right" and matt was so angry both bc it was a shitty thing to do but also because he had to pretend to walk into corners and trip over stuff until foggy realised what hed done and moved shit back so when foggy finally figured out the daredevil thing they were SO MAD at each other and after much yelling and reconciliation via pancakes&kisses agreed to never talk of that incident again
OH MY GODDDD
I LOVE IT
MATT HAVING TO PRETEND TO BE CLUMSY AND SPORTING UNNECESSARY BRUISES ON HIS SHINS FOR WEEKS
MATT BEING CONSTANTLY GRUMPY AND GRUMBLY AND IN A GENERALLY FOUL MOOD UNTIL FOGGY FIXES IT BECAUSE WTF FOGGY THAT IS SUCH A DICK THING TO DO TO ANYONE LET ALONE YOUR BLIND BEST FRIEND
FOGGY BEING SO EARNESTLY DISTRESSED WHEN HE REALIZES WHAT HE DID AND BEING LIKE !!!!!!!!!! MUST FIX
FOGGY TRYING TO MAKE IT UP TO MATT IN INCREASINGLY NUMEROUS AND RIDICULOUS WAYS UNTIL MATT’S FINALLY LIKE OKAY FOGGY I FORGIVE YOU STOP LEAVING BAKED GOODS ON MY BED ITS GETTING CRUMBS EVERYWHERE
FOGGY BEING SO MAD WHEN HE FINDS OUT ABOUT MATTS SPIDEYSENSES BECAUSE WHAT THE FUCK MATT I BOUGHT YOU LIKE THE ENTIRE DESSERT SECTION FROM THE CAMPUS CAFE I CANT BELIEVE I DID THAT FOR NOTHING
wait but imagine matt doing something to piss off/irritate foggy(like using his Super Special Spidey Senses™ to invade his privacy or something? or like matt gets hurt while out one night for really unnecessary reasons and foggy is really upset because goddammit matt you almost died) and foggy decides to get back at him by ‘conspiring’ with Karen to prank him WITH THIS EXACT PRANK BUT AT THE OFFICE. AND THEN MATT HAS TO PRETEND TO BUMP INTO SHIT ALL OVER AGAIN BECAUSE KAREN DOESNT KNOW(yet) AND HES JUST LIKE GOD DAMMIT FOGGY AND FOGGY IS JUST THE SMUGGEST LITTLE AVOCADO IN ALL OF HELL’S KITCHEN THAT DAY
(Matt gets to have his revenge later that night. Foggy’s still pretty sure he still won)
Ok honestly the true ending is fucking perfection. It leaves you with hope and happiness but in its own way it’s more emotional then anything else in this game. NieR is always going to be something that’s super important to me and NieR: Automata is hands down one of my favorite games of all time. Thank god for this masterpiece.
So yea I’m finally down with my stupid commentary over random screenshots of this game lmao and YES IT TOOK ME WAY TOO LONG TO ACTUALLY FINISH THIS GAME
Look we can all debate whether or not non-binary genders are a thing, but even if I may have my doubts I think it’s pretty fucking stupid to asume genderfluid folks decide to change depending on what “fits their aesthetic”
I know Tumblr madness left you guys traumatized and I’m not saying you can’t disagree but don’t just cover your ears and go “LA LA LA CANT HEAR YOU SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE LIBCUCK” when someone wants to argue why nb genders are a thing fucking hell