Okay, but can we talk about the Japanese Sun&Moon commercial / ad? It’s honestly the most precious thing ever????
A Japanese kid is moving to Hawaii with his mother and loves Pokemon.
He stays up with his mother practicing his English so he can communicate with the new environment around him, it seems he isn’t completely fluent.
The next day he introduces himself in his, still budding, English and the other children don’t seem very responsive to his efforts or taken off-guard somewhat?
Out of the blue one child starts clapping for him to show some kindness and the whole class joins in on celebrating his introduction.
He wants to join the other kids at lunch but seems to feel awkward about it?
He spots the kid who showed him kindness at the Pokemon Sun and Moon release. He plays the games for a while in his mom’s car and he later spots the same kids from school vibing together.
In the end he feels encouraged about going up to approach them and introduces himself.
They pick out starters together and become friends, they play the games in different languages.
It’s very, very cute. It’s a beautiful message to send that you can reach out to another person if your true and Pokemon was a push toward that, it really did a good job conveying how important friendship is. You can be friends with someone if you try, it’s just important you try to forge a bond with them and sometimes it can just happen naturally over anything. There’s something very touching and humanizing about this commercial, the music is very good vibe-ish and uplifting. The group of children is very diverse, once again showing people from many walks of life and colors uniting together to smile and have fun.
This is perfect, because I just finished a month long road trip across the continental United States (I’ve seen it all), so I definitely know what’s it like to drive for hours and hours with people.
So, considering there are seven people, they take a SUV (2 seats in front, 3 in the middle row, and two in the back)
So Hunk gets motion sick, and this applies to cars too, so all Hunk really only has two options:
listen to music
He ends up sleeping a lot, and as a result he misses a lot of the countryside and such. The rest of the Paladins are nice though, and they wake him up for anything they find interesting.
(At one point they are going through some very bumpy roads, and since Hunk was asleep he kept bouncing up and down, ‘cause he couldn’t control it…Lance took a video)
Pidge sits in the WAY back, and uses the time to build new gadgets and when they pull the car behind a tour bus they’ll piggyback off of the bus’ wifi.
Lance is the kind of guy who will want to stop everywhere he can just to get pictures ‘it’s the journey, not the destination’
Keith is the exact opposite, he just wants to get where they are going, and why is Lance making so many unnecessary stops?
Shiro is the main driver, and when he drives Allura is in the passenger seat, Hunk in the middle left window seat, Keith in the middle and Lance on the right middle window seat. (Coran and Pidge share the back).
Shiro is the only one who can keep the peace. Basically the entire car is a constant ticking time bomb that follows a simple cycle.
First, Keith and Lance start arguing about who should be sitting in the window seat, and then Hunk complains about his headache. Pidge then tells everyone to shut it so they can concentrate, and Coran mumbles about how he’s never seen such a disrespectful group of paladins.
Then Pidge, Lance, and Keith all team up on Coran and tell him “Of course we are fighting, it’s perfectly normal.”
Now it’s time for Allura to get involved, and she’ll comment something like “Perfectly normal for savages” and that sets off everyone again.
Meanwhile, Shiro is trying to concentrate on the godamn road and he has a semi-truck pulling up on his right side and why won’t these idiots shut up and finally Shiro yells “QUIET!”
Everyone immediately quiets down and Shiro gets another hour of silence before the whole cycle starts ups all over again.
Okay, so I’m still in a very giving mood, so here’s another little bit from yet another project. This is Lirry, featuring single dad Harry, his almost four year old son Ben, and saint Liam. warnings: mild panic/anxiety, almost drowning, general parental stress
2.5k Edited by me, so there’s bound to be whole slew of mistakes.
“Benjamin, please be careful, you don’t have your swimmies on! And no running!”
He’s gonna give Harry a heart attack one of these days, probably sometime very soon. Images of Ben slipping and falling and cracking his head open on the cement around the pool keep flashing in Harry’s head, only serving to increase his paranoia.
I wanted to say something about episode 7x23. To me, it felt
very similar to episode 3x20, because of the concept behind both these episodes, because of their meaning, because of the way these episodes gave us a more detailed and even more powerful
picture of what was going on in Steve and Danny’s lives when they first met
Episode 3x20 showed us that Steve lost two of the most
important people in his life in an awfully short amount of time: first Freddie,
then his father. Feeling this kind of pain, he came back to Hawaii… and he
chose to stay. Why? He
wasn’t (only) motivated by the desire to seek revenge against who killed his
father. We saw him turning down, at first, the offer that Governor Jameson made
him. He could have gone after Hesse on his own, without being part of Five-0.
He was willing to stay in the Navy, to leave Hawaii again… before
listening to his father’s message, before meeting Danny, before finding a
family with Five-0. Emotions led him back to Hawaii: the ones he felt listening to his
father’s words on that recorder and the ones he felt since the first time he
met Danny. Steve was a broken man, he needed to be saved and he knew, he just knew, somehow, that Danny was the
person that could save him.
And Danny. A man who was dealing with a failed marriage and a brand new life started
in Hawaii just to be able to be close to his daughter, being constantly
threatened by his ex-wife with the possibility that Grace could’ve been taken
away from him… we saw more of that in this episode, the way Rachel taunted, tortured him, the way he had to fight for the sacrosanct right to see his
daughter, the way Rachel prevented Danny from being properly focused on his job,
because only her time was valuable, because she had the upper hand and she just
loved to twist the knife in Danny’s wounds.
And both episodes show us Steve and
Danny feeling awfully guilty… Steve, feeling responsible for Freddie’s death…
he was the one who asked Freddie to be part of that mission, he was the one who
couldn’t protect him… Danny, knowing that Makino risked his life calling him,
while Danny was too busy dealing with Rachel’s tantrums to pick up the phone…
Steve and Danny had such an enormous
weight on their shoulders, such an unbearable pain in their hearts when they
met each other… two broken toys who,
since the very first moment, started and never stopped fixing each other,
giving each other what they needed the most: Danny gave Steve the family he
desperately needed and craved for, Steve gave Danny a home, in the largest and
most important sense. They saved each other, they keep saving each other, in
the most wonderful way.
Among the many, and all so beautiful and so well done,
parallels and references to the pilot and 1x08 episodes, I loved one the most.
In the flashback we see Danny yelling to Rachel that he needs to do his job to
be able to make some money and buy things for his daughter, like some water
park tickets so he could spend some quality time with Grace… and in the pilot we see Steve giving Danny his first gift, one of many: three nights at
the Kahala Hotel … “I heard this place has a pool, you can swim with the
dolphins, just take it”. After all the fights, the efforts, the anger, the pain,
Steve starts showing Danny that being loved, being happy, can be the easiest
thing in the world, a gratuitous, God-given gift, when the right person comes
Fate brought these two people together.
Somebody, up there, just knew they were meant to be together. The universe
conspired so they could find each other, so that Danny could open that file
that brought him to Steve’s house, that brought him to Steve.
And yes, life took so much from them,
but it gave them so much, as well. It gave Danny someone who tells Grace and
Charlie that their father is the best man he knows, that he’s the greatest man
ever. It gave Steve someone who tells him “If something happens, I need you to
take care of Grace”, someone who asks him to babysit his little son… They fill each
other’s life with so much love, warmth, trust, happiness. They built the most
perfect family unit together.
And, even if I hope we will soon see a less emotionally
constipated Danny, who he’s not afraid of what he feels for Steve (to the point
of thinking about retiring so he won’t have to deal – but he fools himself! – with
this beautiful emotional mess that is going on in his mind and in his heart), who he’s not afraid of showing it, I think
the last scene of this episode was so, so full of love.
Danny talks to Makino about
the people he met: Chin, Grover, Jerry, Kono… he leaves Steve for last, like, you
know? like when you’re eating and you leave that one thing you like the most
for last, to savor it, to taste it better.
He talks about this man, “a bit of a
putz, big, gigantic pain in my ass. I used to hate him. I still hate him every
once in a while… “ … and the flashback to their first meeting starts… then it stops
for a moment, so Danny can tell Makino, with all his heart: “Thank you. Thank
you”, and right after that we’re in that garage, to relive that moment that
changed their life, that made it so much better, giving them the chance to
love, be loved, be happy.
And “thank you” is what I want to say, as well, after
watching this episode. Even if I’m still afraid my heart will break if these
two won’t get the happy ending they deserve, together. But this episode, and
these seven years, proved me they’re worth the risk. And I will never stop
believing they’re the love of each other’s life and being sure, 100%, that, like I already said
yesterday, the most wonderful love books and love movies can’t stand a chance
against what this show created with McDanno.
Lutefisk and Love: One shot. Jongin invites himself along to Kyungsoo’s vacation to Norway, much to Kyungsoo’s dismay
***Sweet Escape: one shot Kyungsoo is having a hard time getting over his friends death and takes a trip to clear his head
Can You Keep A Secret: Complete 2 chapters Kyungsoo is famous and sits next to Jongin on a flight to Hawaii for some resort promotion and freaks out from the plane and says too much, and then meets Jongin again in Hawaii….
I Hate You (I Like You): Complete 2 chapters- another enemies to lovers fics that happened after the last list. They are high school enemies (kind of) and their parents are best friends so they are forced to go on a camping trip together
To The Beat of Our Hearts: One shot, Kyungsoo goes to Vegas for vacation and gets dancing lessons from Jongin who shows him how to put passion into his movements ^^