Alaska: And you know the saying “Everybody Loves Puppets”, you know it was originated by Sharon Needles. She was the first one to say it, and then RuPaul kept saying it every season since, because it’s a quote from the Tammy Faye documentary.
What she means:
Does anybody really stop to think about Gravity Falls' Sock Opera episode? I mean, the contrasts between the A plot and the B plot are unnerving. Mabel's plot revolves around her weekly crush on a boy who loves puppets and she spends the whole week creating a fantastic and fun sock puppet show to impress him- it's cheery and bubbly. Meanwhile, Dipper's plot revolves around him descending into sleep deprived madness while trying to crack a code to a computer that might give him all the answers to Gravity Falls, and when the information on the computer is threatened, he is desperate enough to make a deal with an untrustworthy demon who literally ends up using his body as a puppet. This gives Mabel's puppet show a much darker meaning, since her brother's body becomes part of it- both in the fact that there is a demon in Dipper's body and that Dipper's soul has to possess one of Mabel's socks in order to be heard or seen. Also, Mabel didn't even notice that her brother's behavior was out of the ordinary at first, and if Dipper hadn't figured out how to contact her, he could have died (as revealed in Journal 3). Bill, as evidenced in the various actions like sticking forks in Dipper's arms and throwing his body down a flight of stairs, could have cared less about the state of Dipper's physical self while using it to achieve his own ends. In fact, he even wrote a suicide note to Mabel from Dipper, and would have thrown Dipper's body off the Gravity Falls' water tower and framed his death as a suicide, leaving his mental self to wander the Dreamscape forever in madness if Dipper had not gotten his body back. Literally how is this a canon series of events in a kids show what in the everloving f-
THINGS I LOVED A WHOLE HECK OF A LOT IN SUPERGIRL 218 – A LIST BY ME IN WHICH I TRY TO RESTRAIN MYSELF
LENA LUTHOR, L-CORP CEO.
every second of her existence caused me delighted pain and suffering in this episode.
so much backstory, every part of it more upsettingly endearing than the last!
she had a cancer research start-up at 18 with her handsome friend who probably adored her from the start.
for the math challenged:
jack and lena had their company for five years and were together for 2.
they were together when she left both him and the company approximately 6 months ago.
lena’s 24, as per episode 212. 24 minus 5.5 = 18.5.
their start up was in a garage! with explosions!
she wasn’t even there when lex was dragged away to jail and her mother was pretending nothing was happening at all.
she had a darling boyfriend whom she loved very much and left him behind in metropolis to go clean up her brother’s mess.
she’s learned to punch the everloving shit out of someone attacking her in the space of a couple of months since her mother tried to have her killed injured.
that high heel to the stomach!
WHEN WILL ANYTHING GOOD HAPPEN TO THIS POOR WOMAN???
LIKE HONESTLY, HANDSOME JACK WAS SO HANDSOME AND IN LOVE WITH LENA.
but alas also basically a dead puppet for evil.
i do love that the evil motive this week was just corporate greed.
i’m choosing to believe that the mainframe held his consciousness and he wasn’t just a mindless automaton BECAUSE I WANT TO DAMMIT and also the entirely inconsistent moment of breakthrough to tell lena to do it at the end lets me get away with it. he was a robot recreation of the real jack okay AND HE WAS IN LOVE WITH HER SO DAMN MUCH.
I SWOONED, TUMBLR. I SWOONED MULTIPLE TIMES OVER.
HE WAS SO HANDSOME AND DREAMY.
that first scene in lena’s office was so dreamy. it’s a hard sell to get people on board with an off-screen previous romance, but holy crap i swooned.
their banter was so nerdy.
he was so charming.
“do you have fun here?” “i feel good about the work we do.” “you had fun with me.”
“it’s not like i wanted to go.” NOT ENTIRELY JACK RELATED BUT, OH MY HEART.
“just dinner?” “it’s entirely your prerogative.”
and they were both so sad, and it made me very sad.
that dinner was. i can’t actually, it was horrifying. much horrifying. but…
“is that the only reason you came?” “no.”
he called her a queen, and she nerded out in her heartspace.
HIS PASSWORD WAS STARLING.
kara wanted to vomit, this was hilarious.
“it’s pretty decent.” “it’s pretty dece.” “oh no, you did not just say that.” DAMMIT, I LOVE HIM.
HE WAS A ROBOT BUT HE WANTED HER BACK AND HE WANTED TO CHANGE THINGS SO IT COULD WORK.
I’M JUST REALLY VERY UPSET BECAUSE LENA LUTHOR DESERVES NICE THINGS IN HER LIFE AND JACK WAS A NICE THING. AND HER NICE THING GOT TURNED INTO A ROBOT.
‘hey kara can you please go i need to have a small breakdown in private have work to do.’ someone please hug her.
“you were just doing your job, it’s all any of us can do.”
she’s going to blame herself for this, for abandoning their work.
AND THEN SHE HAD TO KILL HER ROBOT BOYFRIEND AND I CRIED.
lena has a new assistant named hector. i hope he’s less minion-y.
the way she smiled when she thought VP of Murder whose name i don’t know was going to kill her was the saddest thing ever. someone please hug herrrrrrr.
KARA DANVERS, ONCE AND AGAIN CATCO MAGAZINE.
so happy to be out flying around!
“i am here to kick some ass, take some names, and do it all with an endearing smile on my face.” how Very Meta.
what a plot twist, this week i was endlessly proud of kara as a professional and totally facepalming otherwise.
SHE GOT HER JOB BACK BY PROVING SHE HAD LEARNT HER LESSON.
perhaps a first?
i love awkward as fuck stutterface kara. i just do. and i love that they very specifically only bring it out as a device when she’s trying to be grown up professional kara danvers. it feels real, in a way that sits interestingly with the performative nature of the kara danvers construct.
and it was a good resolution. what she did at the time wasn’t wrong, but it wasn’t actually the best solution in terms of getting her information out there. no one cares about kara danvers dot com. a great many people care about the apparently now a hard hitting investigative news source, catco magazine. but way, way more importantly, what she did wrong as far as her job was concerned was break the rules. and she has apparently learned that though from what i do not know, even in the dialogue that was totally tacked on. oh well.
i’m gonna be sad i’ve been denied news blogger kara in her pjs on the couch, though. or food truck entrepreneur kara!
i actually have a lot of issues with the points they say they’re wanting to make about the press and what they’re actually doing, but that’s not for this list.
also kara’s knowledge of FDA regulations and FOIA requests was hot.
THE ADVENTURES OF LENA AND KARA.
THIS WEEK THEY HAD ACTUAL REAL ADVENTURES.
“you’ve gotta get out of here.” “no, i’ve got a better idea.”
ALL MY DREAMS FROM START TO FINISH.
the most important thing this episode did for me shift them professional to personal. yes they were having gay hipster dates last ep, but this was friendly.
and then they got to kick butt together, AND LENA GOT TO SAVE THE DAY! (AGAIN! ONLY THIS TIME SADDER AND WITH A BIT MORE DEATH. I HOPE KARA SAID THANK YOU.)
first of all, what kind of nerd-ass date is taking a girl to a science tech press conference? a very good one, if you ask me.
“i always have your back.” “you’re my favourite.”
EXCEPT KARA IS A TERRIBLE GIRL GANG MEMBER.
lena basically asked kara to protect her from her feelings of thirstiness, and kara totally abandoned her! twice! yes, lena told her to go away, BUT THAT’S BECAUSE OF THE THIRST.
in conclusion, don’t ever ask kara to protect you from getting laid, because she will not.
at least she complimented lena on how good she looked on their thirst adventures, which: she looked damn good.
AND OH GOD THAT DINNER SCENE.
i had to slither over the back of my couch from second-hand embarrassment.
it’s okay though because lena thinks she’s one of the best reporters in national city, and kara has absolutely no idea how to respond to that besides laughing like a lunatic, bless her.
let’s just pretend that dinner scene didn’t happen.
kara showing up to tell lena about jack, and describing said dinner that didn’t happen as “weird” is. okay.
does lena know? DOES LENA NOT KNOW?
but man that last scene is funny if she does.
“i will always protect you.” girl, lena saved you this week, and you abandoned her to her thirst.
BUT OH MY THAT LAST SCENE.
(i actually feel a little weird including this in the shipping section because lena was basically on Planet Sad and definitely not fully present.)
gosh, kara has a lot of feelings.
a lot of feelings for her good friend lena luthor.
(AND I AM SHITTING BRICKS ABOUT WHAT ON EARTH THEY ARE GOING TO DO TO MAKE HER BREAK THAT PROMISE.)
(DID KARA GO WITH LENA TO JACK’S FUNERAL? DID SHE????????)
the actual plot this week was cool and scary as fuck. nanobot swarms are going to give me nightmares now, thanks show.
i hope alex learned some cool knife tricks.
i hope kara didn’t leave any DNA in that active crime scene she flew away from.
I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS SHOW BURNT HER CLOTHES THAT WAS FOR LITERALLY NO REASONS. STOP BEING SO EXTRA.
mon-el was actually delightful as heck in all of his existence, including interacting with kara.
he was reading harry potter!
he took a message on what i can only assume was kara’s landline!
KARA 1. HAS A LAND LINE. 2. GAVE THAT NUMBER TO LENA.
“this just feels like stalking.” “no, it’s journalism.” “very creepy journalism.”
“i feel a connection to you. like a mannection.”
“i stole jack’s security badge. for journalism.”
THEY WOULD HAVE MADE SUCH GOOD BUDDY CRIME FIGHTERS, WHY COULDN’T WE HAVE HAD THAT????
“that romantic bastard.” the more the merrier on daxam ;)
RHEA IS HERE. TIME TO MERGE ALL THE PLOTS AND LET WACKINESS ENSUE. 😃
the previouslies included IT’S BLOBBED. every previouslies should include IT’S BLOBBED.