not-sure-how-i-feel-about-the-hands

mllebunny  asked:

AFTER HAVING THE ANGST STORY DRILLED IN MY BRAIN IM NOT SURE HOW I FEEL ABOUT THE FLIRTING? ON ONE HAND IM JUST FANGIRLING AND HAPPY BUT ALSO LOUIS AND LUNA??? ONE ARGUEMENT AND HE GOES AND FLIRTS WITH PIPER???? WHAT ABOUT HOW SHE FEELS AFTER THIS BECAUSE IF HE GOES BACK TO LUNA AFTER THIS FLIRTY THING HOW WILL SHE FEEL??? BOI WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!?

my exact feelings^^^

anonymous asked:

Did Misty Copeland really play the "victim card" with her skin color of not being promoted to principle before she is where she is now?

“Victim Card” is a rather abrasive way of putting it. As Misty’s story started to get traction in the media, a lot of emphasis was (obviously) placed on the fact that she was the only African-American soloist at ABT. The public support for her grew exponentially, and people (who by and large had little knowledge or understanding of ballet) wanted to see her given more roles and recognition. Misty herself said in her book “Life in Motion” that she felt that she should be promoted to principal for “political” reasons. I don’t remember the exact quote, but you can always look it up.

I remember Misty’s rise to fame pretty well, and it had much more to do with her skin colour than her abilities. I’m still not sure how I feel about it. On the one hand, it signals to the world that artistry and skill aren’t too important, but on the other… If Misty has opened the door for more dancers of colour, does it really matter how she did it? Maybe, in this case, the end justifies the means.

d i s c l a i m e r

ignore the caption bc i sent this to one of my other friends lmao but here it is! idk how true it is but it sure is interesting

A/N: This is actually really interesting. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it though. On one hand the whole her “using BVB for fame” thing I wouldn’t have a hard time believing but on the other hand, I’m not too sure about her being gay [nor do I think Angie could be her secret girlfriend]. But this is very interesting. What do all of you think? [Remember this is just a theory, it is not to be taken as facts. I just thought it could bring up an interesting conversation.] -N

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I AM REALLY NOT SURE HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS CHANGE.

On the one hand, it puts more agency on Usagi’s character, that she’s come to understand things and shows a lot of insight and the process of maturing, that she’s clearly given this a lot of thought and is looking outside herself more and more!  But on the other hand, in the manga, the Soldiers are the ones who support her in this moment, who show a lot of sympathy for Mamoru and I get the sense that fandom often puts Mamoru and the Soldiers at odds with each other, when the manga tends to lean towards that they all like each other.

How it went in the manga:

MINAKO:  Then I’m sure Tuxedo Mask followed her into that same place! (with a very supportive smile)

USAGI:  ….There’s no guarantee that they’re together.

REI:  No.  His sense of responsibility is strong.  He’s the type to keep his promises.  I am sure he and Chibi-Usa are together.

MAKOTO:  Usagi?  Do you know why he treasures Chibi-Usa so much?  It’s because Chibi-Usa is your child with him!  He’s thought through what his role and responsibility is.  He wanted to help in a way that leaves you with the freedom to move.  Usagi, it’s because we’re with you and he trusts us implicitly…  He’s decided to devote all of his energy to protecting Chibi-Usa– the child he had with you, the most precious thing in the world to him.

USAGI:  ….I know…  Even I can figure that out… Even I can understand how Mamo-chan thinks… I know… because he is the man I love.

Which is pretty significantly different!  I like that, in SMC, Usagi shows more maturity and comes up with this on her own, because that’s a huge point of this entire arc, the narrative (and Doylist) reason that Chibi-Usa was sent back (in terms of Usagi’s character)–because she needed someone to prioritize over her own feelings, that helped Usagi grow and mature and become so much more ready to be a mother when the time came.

And I like that it strengthens the Mamoru/Usagi relationship, I like that it shows her understanding of him and belief in how strong they are together.  That’s a very good thing!

But I dislike that it takes away from the support the other Soldiers offer Usagi in this moment (which, let’s be clear, SMC balanced out with their support for her earlier, when they added in their loyalty to her and willingness to follow her wherever she went, which was SUPER TOUCHING because they’re literally following her BEYOND THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, that’s how much they love her and TRUST HER and want to help her) and I find myself kind of sad that Makoto’s lines especially were taken out.

Because it shows that Makoto really understands the family thing, that she gets it because she’s been there.  When you look at how Makoto is the one saying all these parent-like things, that she understands that point of view, you get how much she really wants her own family, how much she misses being part of one, of course she automatically understands what Mamoru’s doing, as a very parent-like figure to Usagi.  Of course she understands that desire to cherish and love the child you have with your most precious person.  That’s Makoto’s dream.

And I miss that this is a great moment to show that the Soldiers are supportive of Mamoru, they like him and they trust him and they understand him.  I’m not sure how I feel about losing that, even as much as I love how much it gains for Usagi’s character, whom I love so very intensely.

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03.05|| more of my notes from today. I’m not quite sure how I feel about the colors, but my hand hurts from the amount of notes I took. APUSH is killing me!

i’m still not quite sure how i feel about sulli’s hiatus. on one hand i can totally see why she’d want to take a break and i don’t blame her tbh, but on the other hand i think it’s kind of unprofessional… i’m not sure. and even though i miss seeing her with f(x) i went back and watched a bunch of their performances with and without her and i don’t really feel like she contributed much anyway. f(4) seem to be doing fine without her, and i feel really guilty for thinking and saying all of this.

So after watching the episode, I’m not sure how I feel about this.

I mean, on one hand, I didn’t want Aoi to die since I liked her character and it’d kind of suck if she died when Sakura tried to inspire her. One of the things that always bothered me about DR1 was that Ishimaru never got to live after being inspired by Alter-Ego, or even Chihiro after being inspired to change himself.

But on the other hand, why the bait? I don’t really understand why they’d do it both in and out of universe. In-universe, I’m not sure what the killer benefits from by pouring tomato sauce all over Aoi and Naegi’s hand to emulate a murder scene. Is it just an intimidation tactic?

Out of universe, it seems like it could be really polarizing, since you’re basically saying “SURPRISE, THE DR1 CHARACTERS DON’T HAVE PLOT ARMOR, but no, yeah, they do.” Not helped by Hagakure being outside and seemingly guaranteed to survive.

I mean, I still more or less expect Makoto or Kyouko to die later, but I think a fake-out death was still wholly unnecessary.