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anonymous asked:

Why do you think people like us love kaisoo so much? I'd like to think they're one of the pure and honest things left in the world💕

Kaisoo means so much to me anon.. For me it’s about the love that they share and the adoration in their eyes when they look at each other ^o^ the respect, their chemistry, their smiles, the fondness, the adoration, the way they eyes literally light up when the other is near!! 

I don’t kid around when I say that I’d wanna find someone who looks at me the way they look at each other, I guess for me kaisoo is the definition of love? 

And seeing how even ppl outside of our fandom, believes there’s smth more to them, shows that it’s not just some “ordinary” otp that’s made for fangirls to fan over. Which is exactly the reason why kaisoo has a lot of b t s moments and never interacts for the sake of the fans!

But I mean.. can they really blame us for being in love with their love tho? 

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Love these beautiful signed prints from artist Tim Doyle’s “UnReal Estate” series, where he re-imagines the iconic pop culture locations found throughout some of the most popular movies and TV shows — including Breaking Bad!

From top to bottom: “A Criminal Lawyer” is a rare artist proof (A/P), “The Cook” is numbered 271/500, and “Laundry” is numbered 141/150. 🖼️

season 3 supergirl predictions:

- maggoo comes out to alex as white, confesses that she’s been race faking for attention and to feel more oppressed because she’s insecure, a compulsive liar, shitty, pale, garbage, and trash

- maggoo’s confession leads to alex calling off the engagement because she cannot fathom being with someone who would lie in such an ugly, selfish, disrespectful, and downright nasty way 

- miss kara ‘supergirl’ zor el is absolutely SHOOK by how dishonesty ruined sanvers and feels whacked out over how lena allegedly doesn’t know she’s supergirl bc she is in love with lena and she doesn’t want to hurt her by lying about her identity 

- supercorp rises based on a foundation of honestly, care, respect, loyalty, chemistry, affection, and genuine ride or die behavior

- alex gets a new love interest who isn’t in brownface

- james gets to be a funny charming character again rather than a ‘former love interest’ who had to give up screen time for a crusty, dusty, and musty white slave owning manipulative baby man

- lena luthor has a home and/or the reason for her sleeping on the couch in her office every night is addressed

Epic Movie (Re)Watch #108 - The Road to El Dorado

(GIF originally posted by @dreamworksmoments)

Have I seen it before: Yes

Did I like it then: Yes.

Do I remember it: Yes.

Did I see it in theaters: No.

Format: DVD

1) Not only is this one of my favorite animated movies, it is one of my favorite movies period. I found it while scrolling through Cartoon Network or HBO Family or something and watched it every chance I could get. 12 year old me found it very edgy. The mild swearing, the cigars, the blasphemy, all of it was very enticing and that’s fed my love of the film since.

2) Elton John & Tim Rice, the songwriting duo behind The Lion King, re-teamed for this film and churned out a nice set of songs. But the strange thing is if you listen to the soundtrack most of the songs are recorded differently than how they appear in the film. The one exception I think is “Someday Out of the Blue” which plays during the end credits. Still, they songs add the fun and energetic flavor to the film. The opening song in particular, “El Dorado,” does a nice job of setting up the mythology we need to get the movie started in a very short amount of time.

3) If you’re a fan of voice over work, you’ll recognize Jim Cummings as Cortez.

Cummings is one of the most prolific and talented voice over artists out there. It would be impossible to list everything he’s done, but his most notable work has been as Darkwing Duck, Winnie the Pooh & Tigger too, Hondo on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars”, Razoul in Aladdin, and Ray the firefly in The Princess and the Frog. It’s fun knowing what he sounds like because not only do you hear him in Cortez, but you also pick up the random nameless characters he plays too with his different voices.

4) The heart of the film, the thing that makes it great: Miguel & Tulio.

Originally posted by roadtoeldorado

The bromance between Miguel & Tulio is what makes this film work as well as it does, it’s what makes it fun! Kenneth Branagh and Kevin Kline voice the pair respectively, and their chemistry is off the charts. It doesn’t hurt that the pair actually got to record their performances with each other, a rarity in animation (although Pixar has done it with Monsters Inc for John Goodman and Billy Crystal).

Their relationship and roles are clear from the start, they balance each other out. Tulio is mildly selfish with a great hunger for gold and an ability to think things through. Miguel’s heart is bigger than their brain, being the dreamer/softie of the group (wanting the map to El Dorado, saving Altivo the horse when he almost drowns, etc.). And they play off each other beautifully.

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5) 12 year old me was very fascinated with the slight profanities this film had.

Tulio [when he’s about to roll his dice]: “Come on baby, papa needs that crappy map.”

I thought crap was a real swear when I was twelve. I didn’t lose my innocence until thirteen.

6) Chekov’s Fake Fight.

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The fight comes into play later in the film too, but is a showcase mainly for the wonderful banter between Miguel & Tulio and - therefore - the excellent writing of screenwriters of Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. These guys were my favorite screenwriters when I was twelve, and can you blame me? Their resume consisted of: Aladdin, The Mask of Zorro, Shrek, The Road to El Dorado, every Pirates of the Caribbean film, Treasure Planet, and both National Treasure films. They have a strong penchant for strong dialogue too. Consider the exchange above, and also this:

Miguel: “You fight like my sister.”

Tulio: “I’ve FOUGHT your sister! That’s a compliment!”

I love that.

7) According to IMDb:

The film shares several attributes of its namesake, the "Road” comedies made famous by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby during the 1940s (which helps explain anachronisms such as shared language, pop culture references and lack of historical accuracy).

I just thought that was a fun share.

8) God, I love the banter between these two.

[Tulio & Miguel jump into barrels of water in a chase scene but can’t escape because the barrels are being loaded onto a ship]

Tulio: “What’s happening here?”

Miguel: “We’re both in barrels. That’s the extent of my knowledge.”

9) Even the bad guys have great dialogue!

Cortes (upon discovering Miguel & Tulio on his ship): “My crew was as carefully chosen as the disciples of Christ.”

10) I’m just going to let you know now, so many of my notes here are just quotes from the film I love.

Miguel [giddily, after Cortes tell the pair they will be enslaved in Cuba for being stow aways]: “Alright! Cuba!”

11) For example, another quote:

Miguel: Yes, that’s it Altivo. Find the pry bar!

Tulio: Yes, “find the pry bar”. He doesn’t understand “pry bar”! He’s a dumb horse, there’s no way he could understand…

[Altivo drops keys into the brig]

Tulio: Well… it’s NOT a pry bar.

12) The Trail We Blaze

Originally posted by insidealosershead

Animated films are usually short so as to be not too time consuming. It can take years to make 80 minutes of animation. This film has a nice device of compacting what could be very long scenes into neat little montages with the use of a song. We still get Tulio & Miguel’s fun journey through the jungles to find El Dorado, but it’s done in three and a half minutes to a fun Elton John tune. It keep the energy, the adventure, but doesn’t waste the time of the animators or the audience.

13) Immediately Tulio and Chel have great chemistry as they play “pass the golden idol” together!

14) El Dorado.

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Immediately upon entering the city the audience is filled with a sense of wonder, achieved through gorgeous animation and also Hans Zimmer’s subtle music which adds for extra bone tingling. You marvel at it with Tulio and Miguel, and you understand how it is such a mythical place.

15) Edward James Olmos does some great voice over work as Chief Tannabok.

Originally posted by roadtoeldorado

I’ve never seen “Battlestar Galactica” so I am mostly familiar with Olmos from his work in Blade Runner, Stand & Deliver, and even “Agents of SHIELD”. I think he shows off a nice amount of range with this addition to his resume. Chief Tannabok is not an angry man. He is kind, soft, gentle, patient, but also you can tell that he’s kinda sad. You don’t HEAR Olmos, you hear the chief and that makes him an excellent addition to the cast.

16) And of course our big bad, Tzekel-Kan

Originally posted by roadtoeldorado

Tzekel-Kan is the opposite of Chief Tannabok. He is angry, an overlord of sorts. He wants blood because he believes it is what’s needed. He believes people are wicked and evil just for enjoying life and being kind, and it is his righteous duty to smite them. He pisses me off way more now than he did when I was twelve.

17) This whole bit with the volcano! Miguel goes too far and says that the gods should not be questioned or else they will be forced to release their awful wrath…but Tzekel-Kan wants to see that. Only they’re not gods! So he and Tulio turn away to try and figure it out and we get this…

Originally posted by findreactions

There’s an old addage in writing: “A coincidence to get a character out of trouble is lazy.” However in this case I’m 100% okay with that because it’s just funny as hell.

18) How many of us have used this GIF?

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19) Chel.

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Chel is a nice way of making the duo a trio. Voiced wonderfully by Rosie Perez, she is just as crafty and cunning as Tulio (if not more so) but also understand Miguel’s sense of adventure. The pair balance each other out already, bit if Miguel acts too dreamer-y or Tulio is too gold hungry they throw each other out of whack (as this film shows). Chel helps stabilize them by film’s end and is a lot of fun to watch. Also, bonus points for being an animated female character with a body that is physically possible.

20)

Chel [on why she wants a life of adventure]: “You’ve got your reasons…and I’ve got mine. Let’s not make this personal, okay?”

WHAT ARE HER REASONS!?!? WE NEVER LEARN!!! I MUST KNOW!!!

21) So Chel needs to prove to Tulio and Miguel she’s a good con artist…

[Chel shows the pair the dice she stole from Tulio]

Tulio: “How did you get those?”

Miguel: “Where was she keeping them?”

I’m with Miguel, that’s the more important question.

22) Oh Miguel…

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23) It’s Tough to be a God.

Originally posted by borzotro

The only time this film is a traditional musical (ie: the characters themselves break into song & dance), and considering Kevin Kline’s and Kenneth Branagh’s singing here that might not be the worst thing. The interesting thing is that their version doesn’t even appear on the soundtrack. Instead we get a duet with Elton John and Randy Newman.

24) I need to remember this excuse.

Tulio [trying to convince Tzekel-Kan not to make a human sacrifice to the gods/them]: “The stars are not in position for this tribute.”

Miguel: “Like he said…”

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25) I don’t identify totally with Miguel or totally with Tulio, but with parts of them. Like I identify with Tulio being kind of the dreamer who thinks things are possible, but this is a very me thing to say:

Tulio [after Miguel tells him he worries too much]: “No, I worry just the right amount! You can never worry too much!”

Same, Tulio. Same.

26) Remember how I said this movie was edgy to 12 year old me. Well it features a scene where Chel tries to seduce Tulio. Like, more than wanting a kiss. But like she shows off her shoulders for a back massage, they’re later found on the ground together all disheveled, it’s not even very subtle when you know what’s going on. Twelve year old me was very innocent.

27) I love their banter.

Miguel [when he and Tulio end up in a big arena to play ball for the locals]: “Well don’t blame me!”

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28) The ball game is a lot of fun to watch, if for no other reason then Chel on the sidelines.

Chel: “Foul! That was a foul!”

And then it’s her idea to use the armadillo as a ball replacement to cheat.

29) So earlier in the film we got this line from Miguel:

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And then later in the film Miguel tries to convince Chief Tannabok that the boat they are using to leave isn’t good enough (because Miguel wants to stay) when in fact it’s perfect. When Miguel admits his mistake, we got this line from the chief.

Chief: “Hey, to err is human.”

Miguel goes to get in the boat, but then he looks over his shoulder at the chief and the chief looks at him knowingly. And they don’t say anything else about it.

I love that. I love that the chief isn’t an idiot, but he knows. He knows and he knows it’s good for his people and he knows Miguel is a good guy and…I just love it!

30) I love little things like this.

[A giant stone jaguar, controlled by Tzekel-Kan, attacks the city. It grabs a warrior, ruffs him up A LOT, then lets him fall to the ground.]

Warrior [patting himself down]: “I’m okay!!!”

[Jaguar steps on warrior]

Warrior [from under Jaguar’s foot]: “I’m still okay!”

31) Remember how I talked about Chekov’s Fake Fight?

Tzekel-Kan [when he was Miguel & Tulio cornered]: “I know what you are and I know what you are not. And you are not GODS!”

Tulio [after a beat]: “Y-you’re not a god!?”

The pair then continue to have a very real argument where they say some pretty cold things to each other…

Tulio: “You’re buying your own con!”

Miguel: “At least I’m not DATING mine!”

But it has the same effect. Tzekel-Kan is distracted, enjoying their fighting, and the audience is as surprised as he is when the pair work in sync again and punch the guy out. It’s a nice way of playing the scene out.

32) Friends Never Say Goodbye. A very sad song that plays when it seems like Tulio and Miguel are going to take separate paths in life and are really mad at each other. It actually has some nice truths to it, and again is slightly different on the soundtrack. Elton John is backed up by the Backstreet Boys for the song on the album. I hope that didn’t ruin it for some of you.

Originally posted by dorawinifredread

33) The film ends with the citizens of El Dorado crashing a pillar into their gate so as to keep Cortes from finding the city, only it is falling too soon. So Chief Tannabok grabs some of the ropes and holds it back for a while. And this is probably REALLY mean of me and I apologize in advance but I just thought of this:

Originally posted by ignitetheliight

I’m so sorry.

34) According to IMDb:

A series of sequels featuring Miguel, Tulio, Chel, Altivo and even the armadillo going after other legends about gold was planned, similar to the Shrek (2001) series, but following the disappointing box-office results they were immediately canceled.

Originally posted by roadtoeldorado

While that would’ve been interesting I’m kinda glad this film just stands on its own. It’s a nice little gem that way.


I love this film, and think a lot of people out there will too. People don’t really talk about it these days except to talk about how no one talks about it. It’s a nice variation from standard Disney fare, the music is great, freaking Miguel & Tulio are just awesome, and it is just such an enjoyable/adventure filled film. I think you should all watch it now! It’s on Netflix if you have it. So go. Go follow that trail! (Too easy?)

  • KakaSaku: The ship is about the newfound respect, understanding, natural chemistry and caring for each other that was built on in the last arc. We ship these two characters as adults and any depiction of them romantic or sexual with Sakura as a child is repulsive because we don't condone the pursuit of minors. Kakashi would never pursue a minor nor take advantage and purposefully harm someone because of their age and they've been shown to work together as equals.
  • Antis: Amazing I Suddenly Can Not Read #Pedophilia

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Exothermic reactions bruh.

exo = release; thermic= heat. If you were given a free energy diagram, would the products be above or below the reactants according to energy? Think about stability…

OHHHH I MADE A QUESTION FOR YOU GUYS. INTERACTING WITH FOLLOWERS? GIMME A WHOLE BUCKET OF THAT. AND A SIDE OF mutual respect. Delish.

Reasons to ship Mondé:

1. Louis is is patient with her, gentle, soft spoken and respects Mary. 

2. Their chemistry is so passionate that they don’t even need to touch in order for fans to feel it. 

3. One look speaks a thousand unspoken words between their hearts.

4. He desires her and only her.

5. Even the wind in the trees reminds him of her.

6. He has to fight every instinct pulling him toward her, and even though the gravity of that pull is so strong, he STILL respects her enough to resist his impulses because he would die first than to ever hurt her. 

7. The way he loves Mary is so noble and chivalrous. 

8. He had to be blind folded in order to have sex with another woman because he could not make love to her with his eyes open. He needed to fantasize about Mary the entire time.

9. He is willing to risk it all for the woman he loves.

10. Louis is brave of heart.

11. Louis is charming and sexy as fuck.

12. Louis is Prince of effing Condé and he OWNS IT! x)

13. The remaining billion reasons are too long to list…

14. Just freaking jump aboard and ship them already!

anonymous asked:

This might sound rude to certain ones but if this was your 1st time watching DWTS, then do yourself a favor and go to youtube and watch Sharna's seasons with Noah, Nick, James to name a few & you'll see what a real connection, natural chemistry, respect, and admiration looks like. If this wasn't your 1st time & you call yourself a fan of S, you should be ashamed in how you've treated her from attacks over her & P, to harassing her about SM, to saying you'll be mad if doesn't do this or that.

Just gonna drop these right here……


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Thoughts on Falsettos Proshot

So I went to see the Falsettos proshot today and it definitely exceeded my already high expectations.  I’ve been a fan of this revival ever since I watched the bootleg a month ago and I’ve listened to the cast recording a billion times but this proshot gave me a completely new experience and I felt like I was experiencing this musical for the first time. I dunno, I can’t really fully describe that feeling this proshot gave me into words.  Anyways, here are some notes of what I took note of in this musical.  WARNING: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS.

-Everyone in Falsettos were robbed.  Watching this just made me even angrier at the Tony Awards.

-Stephanie J. Block’s performance of I’m Breaking Down while eating a banana was everything.  Her performance got the biggest applause from the audience and it’s not hard to see why.  Stephanie was also really amazing throughout the entire musical by showing the emotional turmoil happening with Trina as she tries to figure out how to deal with the changes in her family, whether it be Marvin leaving her or Whizzer getting AIDS.  She definitely deserved a Tony for her performance.

-Okay so was I the only one who was shocked by just how sick Whizzer looked in “Days Like This”?  It was so sad and scary to see how spaced out and dead he looked during parts of that number, particularly the beginning, as his family tried to convince themselves and him that he was getting better.  This is the kind of detail that you don’t get to see in the bootleg or by just listening to the cast recording and it absolutely destroyed me.  Andrew’s acting was just so perfect.

-Anthony Rosenthal’s expressions during his close ups were some of the funniest parts of this musical.  He just looked done with all the adults in his life and it was great 😂

- “Chess ain’t how your boyfriend thinks.” I wasn’t expecting that line from Whizzer during The Chess Game but I loved it especially since it’s the only time in the musical that Whizzer and Marvin were acknowledged as boyfriends.

-Betsy and Tracie were so adorable as Cordelia and Charlotte respectively!  I adored their chemistry as they really did seem like an actual couple.  I especially liked their interactions in “Something Bad is Happening” where Cordelia was trying to calm Charlotte down.  So cute :)  Also, their vocals were absolutely insane, especially Tracie in “Something Bad is Happening”.  This recording only made me love the lesbians next door even more than I already loved them.

-“Flat as a lake” Apparently, you can’t say “boring as shit” on PBS.  Good to know.

-Every instance of “asshole” was replaced by “jackass”.  Idk why but I found this kind of hilarious.

-Andrew and Christian laughing and crying together during “What Would I Do” was so emotional and beautiful.  The lighting and choreography was also beautiful during this scene with the two of them standing in front of each other but never touching even as they moved closer to each other towards the end and how the lighting dimmed on Andrew at the end.  I just love their chemistry so this just tore me up even more than I had already been torn up.

-Christian Borle was so good as Marvin.  He made Marvin likable throughout the entire musical even in Act 1 where Marvin did some pretty terrible things.  I also noticed that he portrayed Marvin as not being able to express his emotions well in Act 1 through being really reserved and being careful with not showing his true emotions in his face but in Act 2 Christian showed a lot more genuine emotion in his face since Marvin had learned that it’s okay to show people how you feel.  I loved that so much and it made me appreciate Christian and Marvin even more.

-”March of the Falsettos” was actually not as terrifying as I initially thought when I first watched the bootleg.  Honestly, I found myself enjoying how hilarious it was and how good the song was.  I guess I just got used to it from listening to the cast recording so much.

-Although I was expecting it, Andrew falling on his knees in “More Racquetball” made me jump a little out of shock.  God, that will never not be devastating to watch.

-Brandon was honestly so adorable during this musical.  His interactions with Stephanie and Anthony were especially sweet and cute and his dancing was so great and energetic as well. I love him so much!

-Andrew Rannells.  Ah, Andrew Rannells, where do I even begin?  He was a big part of why I checked out Falsettos in the first place since I really loved him in the Book of Mormon.  Anyways, I thought he was already amazing as Whizzer from watching the bootleg and listening to the cast recording but DAMN was he great here.  His two solos both gave me chills and he was great at being both hilarious and emotional.  I could go on and on about how amazing he was and how he deserved a Tony for his portrayal but then this post would never end.  I might add my thoughts to a separate post later.

-All the extra dialogue that weren’t on the cast recording were so great.  Definitely made the songs in the musical seem more like conversations than they already did and it was really great.

-THEY SHOWED THE KISS!!! YES!!!

Anyways, that’s it for now.  I might add more if I think of more notes

As a science teacher myself, this was just too cool to pass up! This 11x14 photo is not only signed by Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, but features a unique inscription too!

Before penning his name, Cranston wrote, “Study Chemistry (it pays off) - W.W.” Couldn’t have said it better myself! ⚗️

REASONS NOT TO SHIP NICO DI ANGELO WITH GIRLS

and I s2g if anyone fights me about this I will throw my fridge at you

• HE’S GAY

like, really gay.  full, raging homo.  why on earth would you ship him with a girl?

- “but it’s not confirmed!” /  “he could be bi!”

“What made you want to add a gay character into the Percy Jackson series? What inspired you to write the series?” was asked and answered on Rick’s Goodreads a while ago.  Note, “gay”, with no dispute in the answer.

“Nico had once read a story from Plato, who claimed that in the ancient times all humans had been a combination of male and female.  Each person had two heads, four arms, four legs.  Supposedly, these combo-humans had been so powerful they made the gods uneasy, so Zeus split them in half - man and woman.  Ever since, humans had felt incomplete.  They spent their lives searching for their other halves.  And where does that leave me? Nico wondered.  It wasn’t his favourite story.”  (Blood of Olympus, chapter 15)  Yes.  Very bi/pan/poly.  So much fyi i like vagina.  He’s entirely into girls.  What is a dick anyway?

• SO RESPECT THAT

It’s his sexuality. Idk about you, but I’m aro/ace, and people even jokingly shipping me with anyone else makes me, like, really uncomfortable.

- “but you ship straight characters in same-gender/polyamorous relationships!”

Since we’re talking about Nico here, we’ll leave other fandoms out of it.  Not a single character in any of Rick Riordan’s mythology series has a confirmed sexuality - except for Nico.  And if you’re going to assume characters’ heteroromance/sexuality from their lack of canon attraction to their gender, you and your straight-until-proven-otherwise mindset can just leave.

“I’m only shipping it.  What’s the harm?  I think they’re cute.”

Would you vote for Donald Trump in an election?  Y’know, it’s not the nicest thing to do, but, like, it doesn’t really matter.  It’s one vote.  But you wouldn’t, would you?  (if you would, please, please just leave right now) However insignificant it might be, it’s just wrong.  Also, you’re adding to all the other people that have voted for Donald Trump - quite possibly thinking the same thing.  So don’t vote for Donald Trump, and don’t ship Nico with Thalia or Annabeth or Reyna or the bloody genderbent Will that this demonic corner of the PJO Instagram fandom is a fan of.  (don’t even ask)

• HE’S REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ENTIRE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY

I’m sorry, but I can name exactly two book series aimed at middle-grade kids that have LGBTQIA+ characters; Pretty Little Liars and The Heroes of Olympus.  (we’re not counting Harry Potter here.  saying years later that Dumbledore was gay with only minor implications in canon isn’t representation imo, sorry Jo.)  Having representation in kids’ series is so important, and wiping out that representation by ignoring his sexuality or erasing it and headcanoning him as bi/pan/poly is pretty homophobic and disgusting.  We have representation.  Respect it.

• HE HAS NO CHEMISTRY WITH ANY GIRL IN THE SERIES, WHAT ARE YOU EVEN DOING

Reyna sees him as a brother??  He barely knows Thalia or Annabeth??  And as for “”Willow”” (genderbent Will.  It’s hellish, I promise), that’s straight down homophobia if you keep Nico as a boy.

I became vegan the day I watched a video of a calf being born on a factory farm. The baby was dragged away from his mother before he hit the ground. The helpless calf strained its head backwards to find his mother. The mother bolted after her son and exploded into a rage when the rancher slammed the gate on her. She wailed the saddest noise I’d ever heard an animal make, and then thrashed and… dug into the ground, burying her face into the muddy placenta. I had no idea what was happening respecting brain chemistry, animal instinct, or whatever. I just knew that this was deeply wrong. I just knew that such suffering could never be worth the taste of milk and veal. I empathized with the cow and the calf and, in so doing, my life changed.
—  James McWilliams