This show will forever be the death of me. As someone with depression I understand that this show was created to show people the ugly truth and why it shouldn’t be glorified like it was with Vincent van gough ( he ate yellow paint and people thought he did that to feel “happy on the inside” ). Despite the intentions the producers obviously didn’t really give a shit if mental health professionals and suicide prevention a agencies told them not to put graphic scenes in the show yet they went along with it . People completely missed the point of this show and turned it into promposals and memes, that shits not cool or “ SO cute”. You wanna fucking know why I refuse to watch this garbage? Because hearing that name makes me want to kill myself more than I already actually want to do.“A girl died because I was scared to love her” are you fucking Kidding me? I’m sorry to break this to you but that’s not how this shit works and quite frankly, that was one of the most gross things I’ve ever heard from television, If you wanna watch a real iconic anti-bullying horror film watch any of the carrie movies or just read the 13 reasons why book which doesn’t go into extreme detail on Hanas death and has crucial and iconic scenes that just weren’t in the show, TBH the show is nothing like absolutely nothing like the book. BITCH SIKE THERE ARE HONESTLY NO SHOWS THAT HANDLE MENTAL HEALTH PROPERLY.Also why Tf did people need a show to learn not to be an ass
what she means: why can’t i stop watching dance academy!? the characters are annoying, the plot is overdramatic, and the dancing is mediocre at best but for some reason i keep binge watching it and i’ve seen the whole thing like 5 times and why does sammy have to die like that’s just cruel and unnecessary and WHY do i even CARE like it doesn’t matter it’s just a dumb show and tbh not even very realistic but !?!?!?!?
Seven years since show ended... how the hell fma fandom is still alive!?? I wish my current fandom were this strong. Why do you think this happens?
it really is amazing, isn’t it dear anon? i think it’s mostly because of 4 reasons:
1. FMA’S STORY. tbh if you ask any anime fan who’s watched fma what their favorite animes were, fma would would most likely be near the top of that list. its writing is just so so amazing and its characters are so well-written. there are so many symbolisms and metaphors and parallels and that makes it such a memorable anime. the story is so intense that it’s rly easy to get into it and you don’t forget that experience of watching it for the first time. the anime community has pretty much agreed that fma is one of if not THE BEST anime out there story-wise and character-wise. it’s so popular in the western AND japanese fandoms and that draws new people in to watch it.
2. New fans. like i said in the last point, there are so many new people coming into the anime community every day. fma is one of the first animes that people usually watch, and it’s because of how recognized it is as “one of the greatest animes out there.” it ranks #2 on myanimelist !!! when people are new to anime and they see that, it makes them want to start watching it, and new people are joining the fandom every day. they get invested just like the rest of us, and they want to see more content and create content. it’s a cycle that keeps going on and on when old fans die out and new ones come in.
3. No complete ending. one of the amazing things about fmab’s and the manga’s ending is that there technically is none. it gives a happy ending and a brief synopsis of what the characters are doing years after the promised day, but it still leaves SO MUCH up for interpretation, and that’s where fans and their creative abilities come in. there is so much you can do with fmab’s story and its after-ending in terms of writing fanfics and comics. there’s so much space open enough for fans to create their own headcanons and story lines and adventures with the brothers and the rest of the cast. there is so much you could write about the world of fma because it’s so diverse and there are so many lovable characters. content is so easy to come up with and get indulged in, and that’s why a lot of fans join the fandom after they’ve watched it. they want to see MORE because fma’s ending is satisfying but still not complete, and you could still do so much with it. fma also has such complex writing that you’ll notice new things every time you re-watch it, or you’ll read an analysis post and find out something you’ve never realized before. everyone loves talking about the anime and finding all those parallels and symbols that it has, and getting indulged in that gives so much more to explore about the anime’s life lessons and meanings for things.
4. NOSTALGIA. fma’s first anime came out in 2003 and the manga even further back in 2001. there are people of so many different ages right now watching fma and loving it. it is such a memorable and nostalgic anime that it’s so easy for people to come back into the fandom even after years of watching the show! and that’s because it brings such a huge wave of nostalgia and the anime is just so good that people don’t forget their experiences with it. you could join 10, 20 more fandoms and not really be into fma anymore, but trust me when i tell you, when you suddenly see a really cool fanart piece of edward elric or someone doing an intense analysis on a certain scene years after you left the fandom, all of those feelings just come rushing right back. i’ve seen so many people draw fanart for fma and in the caption say stuff like “watched this back in 2005 and now all the feelings are hitting me all over again.” it’s just amazing how one anime can have such an impact on people’s lives, and i really do mean it when i say that fma is one of those animes that really does change your view on life. it’s so easy to connect to others with it because everyone feels the same way about it. the fandom won’t be dying out any time soon
yeah same! honestly that's the thing I didn't like about the winner's speech at the end, I agree that music should come from the heart or w/e, but the Eurovision shouldn't be taken seriously, because the funny/weird performances are what people love and remember, just look at all the memes. OH AND Germany not getting any votes sucked, our fuckin neighbours didn't give us shit either, fucking rude. but Germany gave us points ♥ I'm sad we didn't give any back
Ah yes, I, too, thought that the part of his winning speech where he criticized the recent music industry was a bit unnecessary (particularly since 95% of the ESC songs are what he called “fastfood music with fireworks”, it sounded a bit as if he’s dissing the other contestants haha)^^; I understand what he meant and partly agree with him, but seriously, just imagine ESC
The show would be soooo boring!!
Entertainment is an imporant part of the ESC and the very reason why so many people love this show, so I hope we’ll get to see more extravagant performers and weird/showy performances next year!
Also, the “We gave you 12 points but you gave us 0??? You traitor!!” quarrels between neighbouring countries are yet another important and traditional part of the ESC, I actually pretty much enjoyed watching the voting results! (≧▽≦) It’s frustrating when your neighbours don’t give you any points, but then, in Germany’s case at least, the “Germany not getting any votes” is gradually turning into a running gag, so I found it kinda funny tbh xD I just felt sorry for the German singer because she did well, hope she’s not too sad about this result!
I remember rewatching 1x13 the first time(of the many😂) and I knew THIS time what happened after the bughead ily and I actually realised how unaffected i was by the varchie kiss/sex/whatever whereas BUGHEAD BAM THE FRICKIN FEELS RIGHT THERE HEART RACING PALMS SWEATY FEELS FEELS FEELS I mean the difference in chemistry is also a huge reason why bughead is so much more popular than varchie!
It’s been a week today since the Bughead Kitchen Scene and I’m pretty sure none of us have recovered yet from the assault on our senses.
I had not expected more after that sweet kiss tbh because Bughead were being the sweet G rated couple on the show. The Varchie scene came as no surprise because everyone had expected it to happen in season finale. It was tepid and as interesting as watching plaster dry.
But then, BUT THEN our sweet baby bunnies were going at it like a pair of lions in heat, desecrating FP Jones’ kitchen counter and my brain short circuited and my throat went dry and eyes became large as saucers in shock.
Mama Mia! Their fiery, unbridled passion would have set the entire trailer park on fire. 🔥🔥
My brain had turned to mush by that point and I had no recollection whatsoever of what had happened before and after the trailer scene.
I don’t think anybody had expected that scene to turn out this hawt and sexy as sin. People probably don’t even remember about the fact that it was Varchie who went all the way and are showering all praise and attention on the ‘almost sex scene’ instead. I don’t see any buzz around the Varchie moment anywhere. And that says a lot about Bughead’s popularity. I bet KJ and Camila might have been low key miffed at the lukewarm reception of their much hyped about sexy scene. Sprousehart’s chemistry is one for the history books. You can’t fake that shit.
Hi I'm no su critical but the new Lars is so bad. Like they shows Lars naked for some reason? It's not necessary and not only that but if you re-watch the episode they hint at Lars Doing his thing as he has a magazine ontop of his face, tissues, and again, naked while he was in bed. Why did they need to show a teenager naked??? There's no point to t it's so creepy and gross!! Not only that but why did Steven, a child, need to see this!
most of the fandom is on firm agreement w the new lars honestly, that’s how bad it was. i’ve actually never seen anyone bring up the nude thing and tbh you are ?? so right ?? i guess you could argue that his being naked was just because little kids would find it funny (bc they would), but the sexual implications of it was taking things way too far. like, he’s a teenager. and there’s no way to justify steven seeing it, that just makes me more uncomfortable the more i think about it. this show has a bad history of sexualizing things that didn’t need it, even just for a joke, and i’m really glad someone’s brought it up !!
So we’re less than 6 episodes away until the very end and since PLL isn’t on tomorrow due to some idiotic decision by Freeform (At the time ABC Family), we thought we would list where and how we think PLL went wrong. These are just our opinions, we have a “PLL Goodbye Letter” planned soon. Anyways so PLL will always have a special place in my heart, despite how terrible and confusing it’s gotten, and thankfully we’ll always have the good first 2 seasons to look back on. But every show has a end date and PLL is long past it’s end, imo the show should’ve ended years ago but we’ll get to that in a minute. The mysterious charm from the early seasons is gone and sadly we’ve had to deal with one confusing story line after another, plus millions of plot holes. But hey it’s PLL!!!!!
Too MANY Seasons! (Seriously way too many!)
No one wants their favorite TV show to end right? But isn’t it better to end a show when you’ll miss it as opposed to when your barely able to stand it anymore. ABC Family dragged this show out wayyyyy too long, we discussed this in another post about why the ratings went down. Marlene originally planned 5 seasons, had she and the network of followed through with that plan the show still would of ended with over 100 episodes and the ratings might not of gotten as low as they are now. I was expecting the show to end with S5 but after reading interviews, I assumed they would renew it for a 6th and final season. However I was not expecting them to do a 2 season renewal. This was too much and the network got greedy of the show’s success. It’s taken forever to answer our questions probably because of the double renewal. A show should only be dragged out for so long and in our opinion 5 seasons or a shortened 6th final season would’ve been enough. Tbh I don’t remember being that thrilled about a S7.
Filler Episodes Galore!
Some filler episodes haven’t bothered me, the barrel episode (S5E16) was one of them I enjoyed, the fan base seemed to hate it. However filler episodes that focus on Hanna’s fashion career, Aria’s drama with Ezra, and story lines that literally do NOT matter are what bothers me. When we don’t get any more info on “A” or a current mystery, the episode feels pointless and stale. Take almost all of 6B for an example, while S7 has been better it hasn’t impressed us overall tbh regardless if these last episodes are amazing they won’t be able to make up for any filler we got at the beginning of a season. They might’ve reduced S6 and S7 to 20 episodes but that didn’t mean we did not get fillers. S6 and S7 should’ve been shorted to 10-13 episodes imo. The writers apparently love filler episodes. The fan base does not.
Enough With Irrelevant Characters
The show already has too many new characters, it’s even worse when you introduce a character in 601 and make her RC/BW, characters we saw in S3 and S4. That is what was the final straw with me hating 610. Sara might’ve been introduced as a storyline in S4 but we did not meet her ACTUAL character until 601. It was annoying enough they gave Sydney such relevance during the recent episode. She better of been lying in that limo. But maybe Syndey is more relevant, idk who knows anymore. Then we have Shana who ended up being Ezra’s shooter. We will go back to that in a minute.
Confusion! Who Is “A” and Who Is NOT “A”?-
Honestly the reality with this show is anyone can claim to be “A” and it will instantly confuse the fanbase. Having Shana in the black hoodie in S5 was especially confusing. So she wasn’t “A” but she was wearing the black hoodie? Was she working for “A”? What even? During those “A” endings which “A” is who? The fan base has to assume answers, this show is extremely confusing. People act shady, are they connected to “A”? What even? Aren’t there other outfits people could wear without confusing the audience?
Making The Ships She #1 Priority, and NOT The Mystery
When I started watching this show, I watched for one reason, the mystery. I loved the persona of “A”, it was creepy, fun, exciting, and how the writers wrote the omnipresent character of “A” was what drew me to the show. This is why the show will always have a special place in my heart. The original mystery was so intriguing and fun. However as the show went on, the writers shifted towards the ships and made them the #1 as opposed to the mystery scenes we used to get. Honestly this is not what I signed up for, I get having romance, it’s nice to blend both the romance and mystery together, but it seemed Marlene and the writers turned it into a full on romance show. Because of the ships imo they couldn’t go THERE with main love interests. Toby being on the “A” team was an amazing twist and they wasted it by caving into Spoby. What a cop out that was. The special-ness of the show was ripped away when we got non-stop shipping scenes. Again this is just my personal opinion.
Aghhhhh, That CeCe Reveal
Honestly, I never imagined I would be disappointed with 610. Some people might’ve enjoyed it, that’s great if you did, but I couldn’t enjoy it. The episode was outright awful. Seriously that holograph screen was just……ridiculous and corny, CeCe’s story made no sense at all, and the worst part in my opinion was Sara Harvey. The dialogue felt off and it felt insulting, I was considering dropping the show at that point honestly the episode was that awful. Regardless if the writers fix these plot holes, it won’t undo the amount of disappointment that the writers caused on the fans. Nope, not gonna forget that awful episode. Because of that episode I don’t have much faith in the writers at all. Well the bright side of the episode was the girl’s emotional goodbye scene.
The Time Jump + 6B
Not gonna lie, I wasn’t too pleased when I heard they were doing a time jump, especially a 5 year one. The dynamic of the girls being teenagers would be gone, the show wouldn’t be the same. The writers probably did this because of the cast getting tired of playing teenagers (Which is understandable), but they didn’t handle 6B right imo. It was pure filler, it feels so good to vent about this season now. The dynamic of the show did change, Spaleb was pointless because Haleb ended up getting back together which resulted in Spencer getting hurt, the girls drank ALL the time (Seriously we get it, they are over 21, and are adults), and Uber A wasn’t that scary with their emojis, according to Marlene Amoji was Uber A/A.D. Gosh this “A” has so many names (Big Bad, Uber Bad, Uber A, Amoji, A.D., so on). The season just felt disappointing and boring. 7A was better but in my opinion it felt dull , but the bright side is 714 did in fact give us major answers so I really appreciate the writers for that. Overall my interest really went away after 610, my friend and I decided to give the time jump a chance, and while I was tempted to drop the show MULTIPLE times, I decided why not? Might as well just finish this show out. We’re almost done anyways. Had I of dropped the show I might not of met so many PLL accounts and so on, so there’s something positive to find I guess. Speaking of the current seasons, what happened to us getting “A” endings? We’ve only gotten a few this season and they are imo one of the most iconic parts of the show. Are the writers lazy or do they just not want to write anymore A endings?
Unanswered Questions & Dropped Storylines
We could be talking about this forever, it seems that we are starting to get our questions answered. Hopefully a majority of remaining questions and dropped story lines are answered on the show and not another interview that Marlene did with 610. There’s some hope these questions will be answered now, 714 proved to be a very successful and information packed episode.
So overall those were are thoughts. We have had fun watching this show for the most part but in all honestly I’m exhausted from this dragged out show and ready for it to end, all good things must come to an end. The main reason why I am watching is to finish the show out, say I finished it because half the time I’m terrible at finishing TV shows, and find out who the heck A.D. is. Tbh we’re not even sure if this person is Lucas, or Melissa, or Spencer’s twin. We might as well just sit back and enjoy these final episodes. Just pray we’re satisfied enough when 720 airs and this show is finally over.
Again these are our opinions, but what are your thoughts on PLL over the years?
“It all started that night, the night I got bitten.
Do you remember the way it was before that? You and me, we were… we
were… we were nothing. We weren’t popular. We weren’t good at lacrosse.
We weren’t important. We were no one. Maybe I should just be no one
again. No one at all…”
Back to Free! I miss the show and I can’t wait to watch “High speed” (GIVE ME THE SUBS PLS, I NEED THAT MOVIE LIKE I NEED OXYGEN-)
Tbh my SUPREME otp is MakoHaru (the ones who knows me knows how much I was obsessed with them.. Well ok, still obsessed *looks at her screensaver*) BUT Nagisa and Rei are so cute, so pure, SO MARRIED I had to draw something with them //even bc I’ve never drawn them, shame on me//
This is the reason why we now have a cute selfie~ ✩
I’m going to expand on my “that episode was so boring omg” text post last night. Haha.
Ok. I don’t really understand the circumstances behind Jay’s kidnapping, but tbh I almost never completely understand the political parts of this show. Tbh I probably wouldn’t watch Madam Secretary at all if it wasn’t for Henry and Elizabeth. SO that brings me to the reason why it was so boring to me- the only interaction between Henry and Elizabeth in this episode, besides the first scene, was over the phone. I’m glad we got scenes between them, but phone scenes don’t really cut it for me.
The stuff with Henry and Jason was actually cute, so I liked those scenes. But without face to face interaction between Henry and Elizabeth, an episode is just 😴 for me.