Sakes alive! I recon you must be entrepreneurial alternate macrocosm bro or somesuch! This alt universe malarkey whatsit sure is a doozy. Pleasure to meet you i've been on tenterhooks too make your forthcoming acquaintance! This is simply the dickens, i am preposterously overzealous, you seem akin to a benign fellow. Sorry to bedevil you with preposterous infinitesimal botherations, not to assail you. I'll be bequeathing you your personal space lickity split. Dirk always did verbalize about his puzzlebuster bro and i would detest to besmirch the stider designation. This is just as splendid as a huckleberry. Enough of the bravado, my name is jake!
“Wylan summoned every bit of bravado he’d learned from Nina, the will he’d learned from Matthias, the focus he’d studied in Kaz, the courage he’d learned from Inej, and the wild, reckless hope he’d learned from Jesper, the belief that no matter the odds, somehow they would win.”
I get paralyzingly
nervous a lot of times, so I tried bravado. The way I dress and carry
myself, a lot of people find it intimidating. I think my whole career
can be boiled down to the one word I always say in meetings: ‘strength.’
So I really loved the “Bellamy negotiates with Echo” scene for a thousand reasons but one part in particular that stood out was the face Bob makes right before he says, “I wasn’t done talking.”
Like, his expression shows he’s bracing for a hit. He knows he’s in for it once he grabs Echo, he knows he’s just put his life in danger. And I love this not because, as usual, he’s putting his life on the line or throwing himself in front of the metaphorical bullet for his people, but because this moment - this whole SCENE - makes it clear that Bellamy’s ~bravado is an ACT.
It always has been. That bravado is something he puts on as soon as he says “I’ve got this” to Kane and you can SEE the mask fall into place. Because this is an act, yes- this isn’t who Bellamy really is - but it’s an act that’s so familiar to him, so second nature that it forms a core part of who he is. The Bravado act defined who he was on the ark, and when he first came down to the ground, and now he draws on it when he needs to buy time with Echo.
So basically, this scene is a masterclass by Bob, but also, I don’t think we appreciate enough how far Bellamy has come emotionally. The fact that it felt like a change for Bellamy to flip this switch is a testament to how much more open and honest Bellamy has allowed himself to become since s1. Growth that, I think, is spurred in part by his love for his friends but also, in large part, due to his relationship with Clarke.
But Glover understands people. He has an almost preternatural emotional intelligence; when we meet for the second time I give him a hug, and he calls me out on it: “What’s up with that hug? That didn’t have any feeling! Where’s my hug?” I try again. Glover is happily missing much of the stifling bravado that weighed down far too many male African American performers in, say, the 1990s. He’s in touch with all his feelings, and he seems to think everyone else should be too.
Patrick Morrissey, born May 22nd
of 1959 in Lancashire,
to a working-class Irish migrant family, Morrissey grew up in
Manchester where he established
the well known band The Smiths in 1982. Six years later he would
launch his solo act as Morrissey which is still going on. He has been
acclaimed as one of the greatest lyricists in the history of rock
with themes that diverge from the typical Rock themes of bravado and
glorification. Morrissey is often referred to as one of the most
influential artists of modern times, he has been a gay icon and
animal’s right activist…but did you know he is also the cult icon
of a strange Mexican subculture?
all the bizarre connections in the world of music, one of the
strangest by far is that of Morrissey and Mexican people. In a
culture that is notable for its firm machismo that despises anything
that has to do with feelings and expression…why is Morrissey so
popular? The answer is in the question, the toxic masculinity of the
Mexican culture can only go so far before men themselves begin to
feel asphyxiated by it. When you are taught from an early age that
men don’t have feelings and men don’t cry and they have to be tough
as nails, something snaps. In comes Morrissey singing of that sense
of estrangement and longing that can be found in traditional Mariachi
and Ranchera songs of Mexico…the only difference is that men are
allowed to feel.
Rancheras often speak of heartbreak and hurt in the only way they
are allowed to without showing any emotions that are not manly, this
often reduces the themes to anger. Anger that she left, anger that
she is sleeping with another. Then the protagonist gets drunk and
maybe fires a gun or rides a horse into the sunset. Well everything
is different in Morrissey’s lyrics, they have the sentiment of a true
Ranchera and the hurt and heartbreak, but it can be manifested in
sadness and longing that is not patriotic or hyper-masculine.
Basically Morrissey tells us that Boys cry too, and it’s OK.
the spring of 2000, after seven years of silence, Morrissey decided
to tour Latin America for the first time ever. The ¡Oye
was obviously aimed at his extensive Latino-based fans which had
grown out of proportion during those seven years. John
Schaefer, host of WNYC’s “Soundcheck,” said about that run of
dates. “At a time where he couldn’t get a record contract, here
was this audience that was loyal and perhaps kind of unexpected, and
he went and played to them. For many of us, that was the first
inkling we had that there was something unusual and peculiar going on
new found awareness took music critics by surprise, they started to
question why was Morrissey such a huge deal south of the border?
Some made the association between Mexican folk music and Morrissey’s
music. Others noticed how Morrissey’s style makes an appeal to the
greaser culture of Hot Rods–and-pompadours that’s also quite
popular among certain Latinos. Some ethnographers decided to look
closer to home and found another answer in the Chicano community. A
new generation of American born Mexicans felt displaced in their new
land. With Latin roots and traditions but lost at sea in a country
where you are not wanted felt the same angst that Morrissey was
singing about; a deep-seated melancholy about where to belong. It’s
easy to see how many of Morrissey’s lyrics deal with that identity
crisis, with a sense of alienation, of being an “other” appeal to
the entire Chicano community.
took notice of this and for the past 15 years he has been making this
link very explicit. His most famous recognition of this was during
where he declared in the middle of the concert “I wish I was born
Mexican, but it’s too late for that now.” Other examples include
him strutting around wearing the uniform of the Mexican soccer team
Chivas de Guadalajara, rocking shirts with the most iconic Mexican
saint La Virgen de Guadalupe. And then there’s Mexico,
one of Morrissey’s newer songs which could double as an anthem of
Chicano love for the homeland.
the other side, in Mexico there are countless Morrissey and The
Smiths tribute bands, most of them created by kids that call
themselves neo-Mozzers. There are conventions, clubs and events with
the only purpose of venerating one Steven
Morrissey’s love affaire with Mexican people legitimate? or only a
shrewd business strategy? Only time will tell but the love that
people south of the border feel for him is true and is pure as a
light that never goes out.
I’m designing a new me. An indestructible me! She’s a lot like the old me - the me I was with you - but she’s better. She’s ‘new and improved’… This me is going to be happy and confident… except she doesn’t need you make her feel that way. She’s motivated and independent…. She doesn’t need you, she’s moving on and nothing on earth can stand in her way. She’s courageous, she’s strong, she doesn’t think of you at all - she’s practically superwoman!!…. Complete with her own kryptonite. Because she does have one weakness beneath all her bravado and her sassy one liners…. One thing that makes her crumble and completely fall apart…. And no matter how many times I put her back together again, YOU will always be the one thing that breaks her down.
I can move on. I can ‘reinvent’ myself… turn myself into superwoman …… but you’ll always be my kryptonite.
Do you ever be sitting there and think “I wonder if X happened… is there any art of it” and then realise “I art
I HAVE THE POWER TO CREATE THIS THING WITH MY OWN HANDS” and then mentally pat yourself on the back?
Altair: My experiences have turned me from a brash young man into a scholar. I care only for wisdom and knowledge now and I hope I can create a better world for my family and my people.
Ezio: As a young man, I learnt the value of passion and bravado. As an adult, I learnt to be patient and wise. Now I look to my predecessors for guidance in how to live my life.
Connor: Despite having my family, my land and my people taken from me, I have realised that helping and caring for others is always an option. I know I can never truly be happy, but at least I can create happiness in others.
Edward: Years of debauchery and greed have let me empty and lead to the death of all those I care most about. I know now that nothing is more rewarding than sacrificing one’s wealth and comfort for a greater cause.
Shay: I have realised that there are no good and bad people, just good and bad actions. Though it brings me pain and confusion every day of my life, I will constantly try to convince myself that I am doing the right thing.
Arno: I JUST REALLY WANNA FUCK ELISE BUT SHE DIED SO NOW I HAVE A BEARD.
I hope you guys prepared your thirsty butts like i told you to
• him giving you piggy backs when your feet hurt bc of your high heels
• he would sing you to sleep every night
• also sings his self composed songs for your birthday
• and on normal days
• basically every second
• because you’d love it
• you would dance to got7 choreos all the time when he is not around
• but one day he would come home earlier and see you in the kitchen while making dinner and dancing to ‘if you do’
• and he’d take a video
• and watch it everyday
• and just to show his members
• because he would be so proud of his girl
• bboy battle between you two
• and dance battles with Yugyeom
• with Jaebum cheering for you
• and craving for your body
• cuz he’d be about to drag you out of practise into an empty room to fuck you against a wall
• he would get hard just thinking about it
• but then he would cringe at your dab battle with Bambam
• and Bambam would dab so hard that he hit himself
• in his face
• and you couldn’t stop laughing
• derp face battle with Jackson
• selca battle with Youngjae
• who-can-shut-up-longer battle with Mark
• but you would lose
• i mean
• we’re talking about Mark
• and then you’d do an aegyo battle with him instead
• savage battle with Jinyoung
• staying late at the dorm with the boys and you just giving attention to Coco
• pouty Jaebum
• BUT COCO IS CUTE OK!!!!!!!
• Jaebum trying to get your attention by taking off his shirt
• and you would stare at his abs
• and he’d smirk at you
• but you would continue to cuddle with Coco
• so he would just give up
• but when you guys go to bed you would walk into his room seeing him lying on the bed
• “You’re not jealous of Coco are you~”
• then you’d plop down on the bed after stripping out of your clothes and spooning him from behind
• “of course you are Jaebumie~”
• so you would try to sweet talk him with aegyo
• and it would actually work when he turned around to face you
• and sees that you didn’t wear anything
• he would show you how jealous he is for not giving him attention but a dog by fucking you
• that everyone knows who you belong to
• even Coco lol
• and his members
• so Bambam and Jackson would tease him the next day about getting jealous of a fucking dog
• and they would snicker about you screaming ‘daddy’ all night long
• so you would kick their asses
• casual park dates
• with him wearing sunglasses
• and a cap
• and a mask
• just low-key af
• he would tease you sexually when you’re on your period
• and you going insane about it
• so you would suck him and leave him on the edge before he cums walking to the living room to watch some netflix
• with him following you
• “baby, don’t do this”
• “that’s your own fault for teasing me. but you propably know how to use your left hand.”
• “come on baby girl. you know exactly that your pretty little mouth is better than my hand!”
• “your loss.”
• so his eyes would darken and he would walk in front of you
• “you know what happens to disobedient girls who won’t listen to their daddy?~”
• then he would push you down the couch and hover over you
• “They get punished”
• and then he’d continue the teasing until you suck him off properly
• “just keep in your mind that i will fuck you against every corner of this apartment when you get off your period”
• “you wouldn’t”
• “try me princess”
• and guess what
• he would keep his promise
• bc he’s a fuckboy
• and fuckboys do things like that
• but he would propably cuddle you after that steamy session
• wait no
• he would definetely cuddle you
• bc remember pt.2?
• he’d be the best cuddle buddy in the whole goddamn world ♡
good lord why did i even made this jaebum would include thing. im criyng i really luv it
THIS SCENE IS EVERYTHING! Bong Soon finally feeds MH! It’s so palpable how sad and envious he was when BS fed GD chocolate in the previous episode. It doesn’t matter what the food is, MH would have eaten anything as long as it was BS feeding it to him.
It seems to be such a mundane conversation, but it means so freaking much because while BS is telling MH all these seemingly unimportant information SHE IS SHARING PART OF HERSELF WITH HIM. All the things she is telling him are so deeply private and only her family knows about them. And MH can see past her nonchanlant bravado and even can’t hide his understanding smile - a smile of someone who truly does know her.
It’s usually these mundane things and small moments and little gestures WHAT TRULY MATTER IN LIFE, WHAT PEOPLE REMEMBER AND THEY ARE OFTEN MORE MEANINGFUL THAN EPIC ROMANTIC GESTURES AND CONFESSIONS. It’s poignant how it’s this moment and their bus ride that makes him finally cheer up, not that he wasn’t enjoying their time together in the amusement park but there were still hints of sadness and numbness.
so my qp joked ‘the doctors as emotions’ and then this happened and i will not be held accountable
one - the thrill of running away from your responsibilities, encouraging others to join you on your fool’s errand by kidnapping them two - the pleasure of irritating people by playing instruments badly (then getting upset when they won’t join your band) three - stimming w/ velvet to calm yourself down when your parents won’t let you play with the new science equipment four - taking lsd and giving the finger to people who mock your fashion choices five - petting one very cute labrador, while all your other labradors run around you in circles and you have so many that you’ve forgotten their names and keep mixing them up six - being really oversensitive to criticism and covering it up with false bravado, then getting angry with people when they call you on your bullshit seven - when you’re really proud of yourself for succeeding in being a manipulative fucker, but then someone calls you on your bullshit eight - that feeling of serene calm mixed with excitement when you woo someone by playing violin nine - when you go out in a leather jacket and thick eyeliner and think you look badass and then look in a shop window and realise your mascara’s run and you look less like a punk and more like a hobo ten - crying in the shower to my immortal eleven - crying in the shower to my immortal, but the kidz bop version twelve - being pissed out of your head thinking you’re defying the government by playing angry folk punk songs outside the president’s window, but actually it’s just your ex girlfriend and she’s called the cops, and she didn’t even like your new coat