Unrelated sidenote: I can't believe everyone more or less glossed over the fact that Clint was dedicated to Merle spending his year making "gifts" out of beach trash and then falling violently ill for the remaining 11.5 months.
Did you guys know that I started this blog in January and it already has 1,326 followers?
This is completely random, but holy SHIT man. It’s been 6 months!
I mean like, Karkats cool and funny, but like, Wow guys. This is amazing. I just got another follower in the process of writing this.
Well, thank you all for following this blog and I will continue to post ridiculous shit that Karkat has said!
On a completely unrelated sidenote, today is my wriggling day! I don’t know what the fuck you’re supposed to do with this information, but still, 1,326 people. Wow.
got7 and svt make me so happy??? like up until now in my life, there hasn’t been someone or something to make me this happy.
i obviously love other groups, but these 2 groups in particular have helped me so much and they always put the biggest smile on my face.
if anything were to ever happen to any of these groups (god forbid) i don’t think i’d be able to survive (as drastic as that sounds)
i hope that one day, everyone can find someone or something to make them so happy that they forget about their troubles, even for a little bit because it’s the best feeling in the world.
sidenote (kinda unrelated to the topic): fanwars are bullshit and instead of engaging in them, always focus on supporting your faves instead of bashing others,,,,and bashing other groups????? groups that mean so much to some people???? that’s fucked up man. you can call out someone/ a group for something that they did wrong but bashing them for no reason at all???
LES MIS DALLAS: A VERY RAW FEELINGS WRITE-UP ACT I
I saw Les Mis Dallas oh, about maybe a little over 7 hours ago and I stayed up all night to talk to pilf and write up everything I could remember. I’m not done with act II yet but yeah okay. This is what I have for act I.
SO. This is VERY MUCH a play-by-play sort of thing so if you DO NOT WANT SPOILERS for this show because you are seeing it, DON’T READ THIS. Seriously don’t. It’s also very sketchy and bare-bones notes and screaming for most of the way through. It is not in ANY WAY polished, I will probably change my opinions, I have probably missed many many things. I am also sleep-deprived and very off-topic. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
(For the TL;DR crowd, scroll down to the bolded for the main points).
GM Hollyworld opens with the question (via Maya) of, “What are best friends?”
To which Riley responds, “You & I, who would do anything for each other.”
And that is one of the major overarching themes of the episode.
What is a best friend? What would you do for a best friend? What would you sacrifice for your best friend?
Would you sacrifice your chance at your big break? Would you sacrifice your chance at success and happiness? Would you sacrifice the role that was made for you, for the sake of your best friend getting what they think they’re owed?
Enter Katy & her former best friend, Bobbie Jo Thibodeaux.
“You know how Maya Hart has Riley Matthews? Katy Grace Clutterbucket always thought she’d have Bobbie Jo Thibodeaux.”
Bobbie Jo is a small town girl turned big time Hollywood actress, who got her big break when she put on a phony Parisian accent and transformed herself into faux French actress, Anastasia Boulangerie.
Now, Anastasia (aka Bobbie Jo) is up for the same role as Katy in a film literally based on Katy’s life (“a film about a struggling waitress and her daughter”).
The director (who happens to be Sarah’s dad) notes, “In the fairytale town that is Hollywood, there is actually an upstart contender challenging Ms. Boulangerie for this role, and you know, it just might happen because the world loves an undiscovered underdog.”
Anastasia asks Katy if she’s going to back out of trying out for the role, because, well, Anastasia is a shoe in because she’s the famous one. The role is hers, not because of talent, emotional connection, or authenticity (Interesting shout out to the concept: “You know what the audience likes? Authenticity.”) It’s her’s because she’s the box office draw. She’s the, “pretty person, saying pretty things”. (The director notes, “Authenticity is a big deal to the audience, but I prefer pretty people saying stuff.” Hmmm. What does THAT sound like?)
But, Katy isn’t backing down. In response to Bobbie Jo’s question, Katy says: “I’ll be auditioning and I’m gonna beat you.” Why? Because this role was made for her and though she insists she’d never take anything from her former best friend ( “Bobbie Jo, I would never take anything away from you”), she’s not just going to hand this over. She can’t. This is her shot. This is her big break. This part was made for her.
After watching the exchange, Maya & Riley lament:
Riley: They were best friends once, Maya. Maya: Now, they’re going against each other. Riley: Best friends are supposed to be best friends.
But, Katy goes for it. As she says, she’s been ready for this role her whole life. She does her monologue (Interesting bit about “Maybe being walked out on by the wrong guy, is what allowed the right guy to walk in.”) And in the end, after watching Katy act, Anastasia steps back, because she realizes the role was made for Katy.
So, what’s the major takeaway? Obviously, the importance of being a best friend and fighting to stay together, but there’s more.
There’s the answer to the question of what it means to sacrifice for your best friend and WHY you sometimes do.
Anastasia stepped back from the role she felt she was entitled to because Katy had the real emotion, the authenticity for it. It was made for her, not Anastasia, and while it took Anastasia a while to realize that, when she finally did, she stepped back.
And there’s a MAJOR lesson in that for Riley & Maya after Ski Lodge. In terms of meta, this episode reads, to me anyways, very much like a map (think Bear and Jexica). A story about where we’ve been and where we’re headed. A sign of a storyline where eventually Riley might find herself stepping back for Maya (for real this time) because she realizes that Maya’s got the authenticity for the part that Riley and her Parisian dreams just don’t. Draw your own conclusions on what you think that “role” is, but I think my opinion on the matter is pretty obvious.
(Also, on an unrelated sidenote, the Zay, Lucas, and Farkle meta where they try out for the characters based on them is a goldmine! Hilarious.)
(( I’m swapping characters with pembrokewkorgi for 30 days as part of Slugbox’s OC Swap event. So I’ll be taking over and answering questions with his character Ink Blot, while he’ll be taking over my character Scramjet.
As a sidenote, I might hold-off on posting NSFW or unrelated material for the duration. I’ll keep stuff like NSFW or Scram posts in a drafts folder to post after the 30 days is up! ))