seeing this in person was incredible

Hi I know I’ve been absent pretty much all day, but I’ve been with family and stuff. I know that I already said what I’m thankful for, but I feel like I need a separate post for Jack.

I am incredibly thankful for Jack. Without him, I wouldn’t be the person that I am today. I know that it sounds “cheesey” or whatever, but it’s true. I honestly am a completely different person because of him. He changed my views on so many different things and made me feel a lot more confident in myself, not just physically but emotionally confidently as well. Through him I met one of my really good friends that I now talk to daily and I also met you guys, who are all amazing people that I love very much. He’s been a really great help to me this past year and I’m incredibly thankful for him.

anonymous asked:

As a lesbian, it is so incredibly frustrating to see this “otherkin” community discredit anybody who isn’t a straight, cisgendered person. So many people think that my being a lesbian is a choice and your made up identity just encourages thag thinking. You are the reason why people believe that the LGBT communtiy is people just making stuff up. Please grow up.

As someone who is transgender, grey asexual, panromantic, and otherkin, it’s so incredibly frustrating to see ignorant fellow queer people blaming the flaws of this society on my spiritual beliefs.

So many people think that my being otherkin is a choice, and your bullshit accusations just encourage that thinking.

You are the reason people believe my identity is made up. Please grow up.

Do you see what I did there?

You’re doing to me what people do to you. How do you convince yourself that’s acceptable? Just because you don’t understand someone else’s identity doesn’t make it less valid. You should know better. How dare you?

Being otherkin is no more a choice than is gender or sexuality. The only person here who is making things worse is you. You’re attacking members of another minority group and sowing animosity instead of dealing with the real problem. Don’t blame us if bigots use us as an excuse. Blame the bigots. Make them accountable for their own actions instead of being a coward and doing as they do.

ayamabuki  asked:

Just saw, read trough and fell in love with with your writing skills. Thank you for writing and sharing with us. *hugs and kisses* Hopefully it's not too cold where you are, you deserve all the nice and warm sunny days.

Ignore me. I’ll just sit here quietly squealing into my pillow because you. are. so. damn. sweet. and. your. ask. absolutely. made. my. day.!!!! I’m just so incredibly happy that you’re enjoying my writing!!! :) It’s fairly cold where I am unfortunately (though I’m the person you see walking around with their winter jacket in early September so maybe that’s just me) but lately the sun’s done a good job of making it bearable. I hope you’re warm too and wish you many fluffy socks, purring kittens and cuddly unicorns! 

rennybu  asked:

oc fact swap; mahon lavellan knows sign language! he and most of his clan learned it when his mother and some elders lost their hearing from an infection. he usually speaks while he signs, to help him remember the right words, but he sometimes signs while talking to another hearing person. ppl assume he's just a Very animated talker, if they're unfamiliar with sign.

That is incredibly neat and also very useful. For hunting too, when silence is needed but the hunters can still see each other.

Spiridon Lavellan doesn’t like when people other than Marcher clans from certain regions try talking elven to him. The clans of each region have their own creole, and each region’s clans’ creole differs slightly from another. And so “vhenan” may mean ‘heart’ to many clans, and for many more it’s a term of endearment, but to (my headcanoned) Lavellan it’s a very archaic term of endearment fallen out of use, and while it still means ‘heart’, it means heart as an organ…. or a gathering place for the people, such as a bonfire, or wherever one has the chance to sit down, eat, and catch up with friends or family.

And don’t call a Lavellan da’len unless they’re literally a pre-pubescent child or you want to politely and passive-aggressively call someone a moron. Whilst to some Orlesian and Rivaini clans da’len is a heartfelt honorific.

There was a time when Spiridon Lavellan met Mihris of the now extinct clan Virnehn who greeted him in flowing elven (she guessed who he was, and decided that Marcher harellan politics don’t concern him) but had to switch over to trade tongue because they literally couldn’t really accurately understand each other.

It was nice to see my brother again, and his girlfriend is incredibly sweet and they’re super cute together. Unfortunately, now they go to visit our mother.. I really hope that goes well and hope she doesn’t give them a hard time. :/

But now I feel I can relax a bit more;;; Gonna chill for a bit and may try to grind some Ranked tonight and hope for some good matches!

anonymous asked:

Ah even david got pissed with some of the fans. I wanna say I am shocked but I am not. There will come a day in sg kinda like what I heard in the show OUAT that the actors not only stopped posting things anything,they even deleted their social accounts,if I heard correctly. Good for the actors that talk back to psycho fans. Although personally one of stephen amell's response was golden.

It’s just sad that actors can’t be in touch with their fans because of these bullies. Some of them were using their platform to raise awareness of relevant issues and now they are being pushed away from social media when their voices were so important. It’s just sad. David and Chyler had to speak up about the fandom being nasty because it must be frustrating to see your work and your castmates being constantly disrespected. 

Stephen’s response was incredible. I’ve witnessed so many arrow fans shitting on his wife and I’ve unfollowed a lot of people because of that. I love Oliver and Felicity but come on! They’re fictional characters. We gotta know how to distinguish reality from fiction. If you call yourself a fan of Stephen then fucking respect his wife ffs. 

Meet the JSE community official prompt list!

Hey there friends! Earlier this week I made a little post brain dumping for a little activity the community can do!

As someone who has gone on to really talk to and connect with people on tumblr through meeting them within the community, it’s made me realise that people are SO much more than their avatars and screen names, and I really want to get to know you guys!!

So I’d like to start a meme similar to “Meet the Artist”, where I list a bunch of questions you have to answer, with some space for creativity in there if you want to illustrate it or make your list stylised and have that #aesthetic.

This will be open for as long as you guys want to do them, but at the end of the weekend, I’ll post a little collage of everyone’s submissions!!

To help me find them, please tag it #meetjsecommunity, @ me and spam my inbox because I am the WORST at finding these things. Also, if you could reblog this post to share it around so other people can find it and join in, that would be awesome!!!


So, here we have the official list! Please keep in mind, these are prompts, and you all have creative freedom to not answer these questions, or add your own!! Some of these questions have a focus on Jack, but I really want to focus on YOU guys and who YOU are so the majority are personal :)

1. Name, Age, Country? (I always like seeing country Cus it’s incredible how widespread the community is sometimes)
2. Appearance? (For all you artists you can draw some pictures of yourselves!!)
3. Hobbies?
4. What is your dream job?
5. What kind of shit would we find in your bag?
6. How would you describe your personality?
7. When did you find Jack’s channel?
8. Put in order your top 3 favourite Egos!
9. Favourite/ most nostalgic video/series of Jack’s to watch? (Multiple answers are fine, I know I’ll find it hard to answer)
10. Would you describe yourself as an active member or a quiet member of the community?
If you’re an active member, what is your favourite part of what you do? Do you write fanfiction? Fanart? Theories? Or do you just enjoy chatting with others?


Feel free to skip or add your own questions!! I’ve tried to make it so that these questions are easy to draw accompanying illustrations because I know how much you guys love to draw!!


Have fun guys! I can’t wait to get to know you all a bit better!
#meetjsecommunity

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Congrats on 17 million Jack! Incredibly huge number and you deserve all of it! Keep being the amazing human being that you are and here’s to 20 million! :D Also, welcome, all the new peeps! Hope you’ll like being here with us~

@therealjacksepticeye

Guess who stayed up till 3am just to see the numbers change?! XD THIS PERSON! WOO!

5

“Such a performance from you, Mika. It is no wonder you are Third Progenitor Krul Tepes’s favorite. Your power and arrogance are overwhelming.”

it’s truly unfolded why taylor swift cleared all of her social media platforms, as now she’s going to be able to share personal photos and videos on an app that’s solely designed for fans. she’ll have the chance to strengthen our bond within an uplifting environment that’s overflowing with kindness, love and appreciation. the majority of this era is yet to come, and it’s already shaping up to be iconic, exciting and incredibly special.

my fav things from stranger things season 2:

- the freaking cinematography is incredible

- Noah’s! Schnapp’s! acting! I am! amazed!

- just Steve Harrington as a person tbh

- how the map of the tunnels is basically the Christmas lights pt. 2

- the little lines referencing season 1 are GENIUS

- how smart Nancy and Joyce are??

- Max’s character development I just love it

- Mike’s angst

- all of Terry’s flashbacks gave me an anxiety attack in thE BEST WAY POSSIBLE.

- every single hug in all 9 episodes

- the soundtrack !

- all of the actors are just incredible like how where when please shed your talent onto me

- how they explained a lot of the unanswered questions from season 1!!! That’s what I like to see!!

- how you saw a different side to basically everyone??!?!? I love it?!?!?

-the kids families!

- how the duffer brothers and the actors managed to make me feel WAY too bad for Steve, Mike, Eleven, Joyce, Bob, and mainly Will.

- it was a bit more gory and satanic than season one and I LOVE IT

-the script is just so well written I cannot

- how you see emotional depth in almost every character yesssss

- and of course when mike and el reunited and goes to the freaking snowball because my baby mike made a promise and friends don’t lie ladies and gents

kisschugger  asked:

prussianmemes who is your avatar

It’s a Soviet Cosmonaut, Vladimir Komarov (1927- 1967) - who was the first human to die during a spaceflight - but is also more notable for his sacrifice

He was chosen as the pilot for the Soyuz-1′s first manned test flight. Initial evaluation of the craft by Yuri Gagarin and Komarov was done and they found around ~204 anomalies within the module.

Komarov tried to warn other engineers and his seniors about how the module won’t function properly, and that there would be a failure during testing - but nobody listened to him.

He was going to get out of the mission - but then he found out that his seniors would have sent Yuri Gagarin - who was an extremely close friend of Komarov.

Vladimir Komarov couldn’t do that to his friend. “That’s Yura,” his biography quotes him saying, “and he’ll die instead of me. We’ve got to take care of him.” Komarov then burst into tears.

Komarov decided that he would go instead - knowing that he would most likely die.

At the same time, Yuri Gagarin tried to force his superiors to let him replace Komarov on the mission for the same reason; he didn’t want to see his buddy die. The whole thing is incredibly sad.

During the flight, the solar arrays didn’t deploy - EXACTLY as Komarov suspected, and at the same time the launch of the other module was cancelled - meaning he needed to re-enter.

The parachute failed to orient properly when entering the atmosphere, and the parachute failed to deploy.

During the re-entry he contacted the land base and cursed an yelled at his seniors for sending him to this mission - cried - and demanded that he had an open-casket funeral so Soviet officers had to see what they’d done.

He literally melted in that module - and crashed a couple of minutes later

He’s my personal hero for that sacrifice - and how he tried time and time again to prevent this from happening.

It’s a real shame that he’s almost unknown today - his entire tale was incredibly sad, but it’s also one of great heroism and selflessness.

anonymous asked:

Wait, i just... I need to ask you 'cause i'm really confused. You think sheith will be canon? Please don't take it as an attack, you can of course ship it in fanon but i really don't see how it could ever happen in canon? It's been mentioned multiple times that Shiro is a mentor/brother figure to Keith (and even said by Keith in the show) and hinted that there's this big age gap, and we actually saw Keith in his student uniform while Shiro's wearing his teacher one in the flashback so?? pls tell

Alright, so–the fact of the matter is, I just don’t see how Shiro or Keith could end up with anyone besides each other in canon. All of their major character development coincides with one another, they’re each integral to each other’s story arcs. They care for one another first and foremost, are closer to each other than anyone else. Keith in canon has this desperate desire to see Shiro–in his trial, Kolivan says as much. Keith’s constant fear of losing Shiro and this sense of longing for him–you don’t see that in a platonic, brotherly relationship. Keith’s fear of Shiro walking away and abandoning him is far more characteristic of unrequited love. 

Shiro and Keith’s dynamic is built up like a romantic relationship rather than a brotherly one. It’s written with clear parallels to zaggar

and the dynamic is noticeably different from Matt and Pidge–two actual sibling characters. This isn’t an accident, it’s very much apart of the narrative. Compare the way Matt looks at Pidge to how Shiro looks at Keith. There’s an obvious difference:

Keith’s overarching quest to save Shiro “as many times as it takes,” is also incredibly romantic. The way Keith mourned Shiro like his grief was the only pain that mattered, like no one else could’ve possibly cared about Shiro the way he did, like he’ll keep carrying a torch even when everyone tells him Shiro would want him to move on, that reads far more like someone grieving a lost lover than a brother. And you could see it in how differently Pidge reacts to losing Matt. 

There’s also the fact that Shiro always gets these very personal, tender goodbyes with Keith, something you’d expect from a love interest. Not to mention how Shiro is the only one Keith will prioritize over the mission. And even Shiro and Keith’s first scene would’ve established them as clear love interests if Shiro were a girl. The longing gazes Shiro and Keith share certainly aren’t brotherly either. And so many sheith scenes are very purposefully given a mood, framing, and intimacy of romance. Consider how Keith reunites with Shiro in the first episode compared to him seeing the other paladins. The closeups, softness, and tender way Keith reaches out to turn Shiro’s head closer. Or how they both hug after the BOM like they’re the only two people in the world, with Allura staring on and then quickly turning away guiltily–as if she’s intruding on something very private and intimate.

Or how the reunion between Keith and Kuron was exclusively for them and no one else. No team, no loud excitement or group celebration. Just two people longing gazing out at one another as they slowly drifted into each other’s orbit. Or look at any scene where Shiro and Keith are having a tender heart to heart. They’re usually either under a sunset or lowlight. The bedroom scene is especially telling, particularly when you compare it to Keith’s talk with Lance afterwards

One shows Keith and Shiro in the dark and vulnerable, there’s a heavy atmosphere and gravity to the scene that you didn’t get with the lightheartedness from Lance. The way Keith and Shiro are so close yet so far, closer to one another than they’ve ever been with anyone else, but still backing away and holding their distance–that’s not brotherly. It seems more like two people who are trying to suppress their feelings and are afraid to make that breach. And there’s always that sense of gravity that draws them together anyway

There is the “Shiro, you’re like a brother to me,” line. But curiously, I’ve never seen anyone say kl/ance was impossible because Hunk throws his arms around Keith and Lance and says, “We’re brothers.” I’ve never seen people say ka/llura or all/urance or sha/llura is impossible because Allura says “I’ve grown to consider you and the paladins my new family.”

I’ve never seen people say you couldn’t ship Keith with anyone on Team Voltron because, prior to the brother BOM line, holo Shiro says, “We’re all the family you need.” We as in, everyone on team Voltron is seen as Keith’s found family. Keith singling out Shiro with his brother line response is interesting though, because–yes, he does see all of Team Voltron as family. 

But he only focuses on his bond with Shiro, because it runs much deeper than what he feels for everyone else. Focusing on one line out of context as if Keith and Shiro is the only instance of found family is really transparent to me. If you’re going to discount sheith for that, every other ship between Team Voltron is out too. All of them. 

And as a bi guy, I’ll tell you that I’ve pulled the “you’re like a brother/sister to me” card before because I was scared of admitting my feelings for someone and it was a way to backpedal out of the situation without worrying that the other person would leave me for it. And we do know Keith’s worst fear is feelings, know that Josh said “[Keith’s] constantly scared he’s gonna say or do something wrong and he’s gonna lose Shiro.” It makes sense for Keith to hide his feelings. Plenty of people who’ve felt romantic attraction have done something similar. Also–Harry and Ginny, Ed and Winry, Aang and Katara–why is it that thinking of someone as just being like a brother or sister and then having it evolve into something more is seen as a natural progression if you’re straight, but somehow doesn’t apply if you’re gay? 

We already know that age isn’t a problem in canon because Matt flirted with Allura. He did that. That was fine. Allura has been said to be about the same age as Keith (who started at 18 and now is either 19 or turning 19) and we know Matt is the same age as Shiro. They were in the same class, and they graduated together. One wears the cadet uniform though and one wears an officer uniform. This is because, despite age, they have different ranks. Shiro has never been referred to as a teacher and has only been acknowledged as a past student at the garrison by staff. And we also know that Shiro graduated only a few years prior to Kerberos. You also don’t go up to your teacher and say you think of them as a brother. That’s not how it works and they’re not student and teacher. And if Shiro mentored Keith a bit in piloting, I don’t see a problem. Katara mentored Aang in water bending, but they still got married.

Staff have repeatedly supported Shiro and Keith in a romantic context, and have done so since the very beginning. To the point where Shiro’s VA came up with the ship name for it and one of the episode Directors drew fanart of it. Doesn’t sound to me like they were trying to push the whole “brotherly” idea very much. 

And we’ve been told that the show runners are fighting for lgbt representation, and that it’s something they’ve been working towards since the very beginning, that the start of that has been there since the first season:

  • Lauren (after being asked about the lgbt rep in korrasami and whether Voltron would ever “take that step”): “We have those first 13 episodes and if we ever went beyond that, we would like to push the envelope.” (source here)
  • Will we be seeing any lgbt representation?
  • Lauren: “It’s super important to us.”
  • Joaquim: “Just know that from our prospective, we’re fighting to create as open and broad a spectrum of characters as we can.”
  • Lauren: “We can’t give you any definite answers, but just know that–”
  • Joaquim: “We’re fighting for as broad and open representation as we can.” 

The only possible relationship I can think of that could’ve grown between two characters since season 1, that the writers have been steadily growing and still supporting, that has even a fraction of a chance of happening and would be worth fighting for in how prominent and well written it would be–is sheith. I know people like kl/ance too, but the writers have already said point black it isn’t happening and have only used female pronounce to describe Lance’s future love interest:

  • Interviewer: “I feel like there was a little tease? It seems shippers want to ship Lance and Keith together, so are there gonna be any hints of that at all? Or is it just more like–okay, they’re friends, they’re starting to become friends.”
  • Lauren: “I think we had a very natural arc in mind for those two. Which is, they start out at odds, but then they grow to kind of respect each other. And if that leads into people being like–they’re spending time together! Then that’s a ‘thing,’ but…We’re not trying to cater to or bait anyone into anything, we’re just trying to do what’s right for the story.”
  • Joaquim: “We also try not to be overtly affected by what popular opinion might be.”
  • Lauren: “And we’re working in animation. Our schedule is so far in advance for that–even if people shipped Keith and Lance, we couldn’t go back and just change the story–to be like and now they’re in love!
  • Joaquim: “There’s just no way. We’re already years past that storyline, you know?” (source)
  • Interviewer: What would Lance look for in a future Mr. or Mrs. Blue Lion? I’m gonna guess she meant Red Lion now. I think she’s trying to fill out her space Tindr profile. But yea, what is Lance’s–And I like this, because Lance is kind of all over the place. He hits on anything that moves and is pretty, which all the aliens are pretty. But what would he look for, really, in a partner or a soulmate?
  • Lauren: I don’t know if Lance knows what he needs. I know what he might look for, but what he might look for is not necessarily what he needs. I think he needs someone who is self-assured and knows herself, so that he can kind of become that same person and know himself.   (source)

So if there’s going to be any lgbt relationship, I’m certain it’s sheith. Recently, Lauren has also talked about fans pointing out the sheith cameo at the garrison, and excitedly said, “I put that shit in there!” And added that, “Shiro was still his guiding light. It was good.” I honestly think part of why she got so enthusiastic over it was because they’re coming closer and closer to revealing a relationship they’ve worked very long on and fought hard for and have kept under wraps. This was also teased when Jeremy said, “Hey, backstory guys. There’s more of it.” And Joaquim added, “It exists!” So there is a big story there, and we’re definitely getting it. (source)

Unlike Matt and Pidge, any inkling of Shiro and Keith’s backstory prekerberos is something the narrative’s always very secretive about it. Why keep that hidden unless it was going to reveal something monumental about their relationship? Like say, Keith harboring feelings for Shiro? Even just throwing in this little cameo like that, people might say it’s nothing. But we saw a similar background cameo with Zarkon and Honerva in the Black Lion’s flashback–and that leads to a whole love story. It honestly makes sense to me if they were planning something similar with Shiro and Keith. 

I don’t know if it’s been mentioned by anyone yet but last night during Sign of The Times security let a little girl and her mom come down to the center aisle to the 6th row. The little girl was holding up a sign (I couldn’t read what it said), and from what it looked like she has been dealing with some very serious medical conditions (I’m not comfortable speculating on what they may be). You could tell the moment Harry saw her, and you could tell he was trying to read her sign. And as soon as he did all of his focus was completely, entirely on her. He was waving to her, blowing her kisses, and letting her know in every way possible from that stage that she was loved and at that moment she was, to him, the most important person in that room. It was so incredible to see, I started crying immediately and it was just another reminder of what an incredibly good, loving person Harry is.

Lapidot shippers!

Calm. Down.

Everyone, just take a nice deep breath, and relax. Ok?

Yes, these episodes were very upsetting. Yes, Lapis has gone. Yes, Peridot is understandably heartbroken.

But please consider the following…

  • Jennifer Paz hasn’t stopped recording. Which means Lapis will be back.
  • Jennifer has been pictured recording with Shelby a few times in the past couple of months. Which means that Lapis and Peridot are gonna reunite.
  • We’ve not heard Escapism yet, which we’re all 99% certain is a Lapis song. The “pain” she mentions in that song is probably because she misses her life on earth - as well as Peridot and Pumpkin. Meaning that, guess what, we’ll see Lapis again soon.
  • The person who leaked all that correct information about the previous Stevenbomb also said that Lapis AND Peridot are both going to get Crystal Gem stars. Meaning that Lapis won’t be gone forever.
  • The recent discovery of Rebecca Sugar’s Lapidot art from 2014 means that Lapis and Peridot have always been intended to be important to one another. Meaning that there’s no way the ship has been *ahem* “uprooted and destroyed”.
  • Peridot isn’t over Lapis and we’ve never seen her this upset before. Meaning that Lapis is still incredibly important to her.
  • There was an absolute ton of Lapidot content across these episodes, meaning that the ship is still very relevant indeed.

IWAIZUMI HAJIME APPRECIATION POST.

have I ever mentioned how much I love Iwaizumi Hajime? I think I have but I’ll say it again,

I L O V E I W A I Z U M I H A J I M E, AND I HAVE A WHOLE LONG LIST OF REASONS WHY I LOVE HIM SO MUCH

he’s so precious, so pure, a cinnamon roll, an angel, an inspiration, an amazing ace, a great friend, an insanely adorable child, the actual epitome of perfection.

He loves agedashi tofu, Godzilla, his friends, volleyball. He’s just so pure. I mean, this precious child has patches and shirts of his favourite movie character, he is athletic, the best senpai, a huge dork and a total sweetheart.

Do you remember that one time he found a fish with the same name as Oikawa and he was so proud? Or that other time he said he would always release the cicadas he caught as a kid because he felt bad for them? Or maybe that he is the only one Kentarou listens to because the younger has nothing but respect and admiration for this pure smol bean?

All this boy wishes for is to grow a little taller than his peers, especially his best friend. He is the arm-wrestling champion in Seijou, a little silly nugget who likes rolling his sleeves or stuffing his mouth with food. He lets Makki and Mattsun ruffle his hair when he helped scored a point, teases Oikawa jokingly but no doubt acts as his pillar and emotional support too. (Vice-versa)

He tells his best friend the team with the better six is stronger. He tells his Kouhai that it won’t matter if their team doesn’t win. He assures his Kouhais, his teammates, his friends, he keeps the team together, supports everyone.

It breaks my heart to think that he would question himself for not being good enough, for questioning his position in the team even when he was the one putting it out there that the team with the better six is stronger.

He deserves the entire world, he deserves everything, he deserves to be proud of what he has become.


IWAIZUMI HAJIME DESERVES TO THINK THAT HE IS GOOD ENOUGH AND HE SHOULDN’T QUESTION HIS ROLE AS ACE BECAUSE HE IS SO FUCKING AMAZING AND THAT HE TRIED HIS HARDEST.

I’m sorry but I love him so incredibly much, I would sell my soul to see him happy.

So if any of you ever write, draw, describe him as an abusive person or friend, you clearly do not understand this amazing character at all.

I’ll personally fite you if you ever dare say it cause I will fight a bitch.

I actually believe what became of Narti cemented my conviction that Lotor and the generals were incredibly close.

Because Lotor was put in a situation where, from his perspective, the only way to get forward and escape, to get to any kind of safe house and have it stay a safe house, was to get rid of Narti, and…

Doing so broke him. It broke the generals, it broke everything Lotor built and operated on.

We have watched Zarkon kill off his subordinates all the time. Every time he does, like clockwork, the empire just calmly soldiers onward. Some new person moves in to fill the vacancy, sometimes within seconds. This works, because Zarkon has no real emotional attachment to any of those people. They’re all just tools to him. He doesn’t care about them. What’s Prorok, Throk, the captain from s1e1 and the druid cut down in season 2 who we didn’t even know the names of? They’re just bodies, and Zarkon throws them to the cause or throws them away without any consideration for them as people.

Lotor- who has the most powerful enemies one possibly can have in this setting, who is incredibly cautious, who builds everything off of anticipating his enemies and positioning himself to profit however someone acts- had no backup plan, had no contingency, had nothing to respond to a betrayal from the level of the generals.

(Because Narti wouldn’t betray him, because that’s not who she is as a person, but Narti was in the wrong place at the wrong time and Haggar somehow exploited her)

Because literally a single loss destroyed everything Lotor built. Because the threshold between “on top of the world” and “desperate” was literally one person.

If Lotor was like Zarkon, if Lotor was cold- Narti wouldn’t matter. He wouldn’t have surrounded himself with people who were profoundly haunted at that loss. And yes, we see Lotor putting a stoic face on the aftermath- but we see the same thing of Acxa, who clearly took the loss of Narti incredibly personally given she ultimately chooses to betray Lotor for Narti.

We see Lotor hurt himself to escape handcuffs, and this is his first direct act against the other three surviving generals. This is not a subtle metaphor. For Lotor, turning on his subordinates is directly comparable to, and equated with, dislocating his shoulders painfully.

Narti wasn’t Lotor throwing someone away. Narti was, for Lotor, the equivalent of amputating a limb in the middle of the woods with no anesthetic to escape a trap. The takeaway isn’t “oh, you weren’t really using that arm, it didn’t matter to you.” The takeaway is “you were that desperate not to be caught, that you destroyed something that you not only cared about but relied on and quite frankly, you’ll probably never be the same again.”

Just because Lotor’s got a metaphorical tourniquet now doesn’t mean he’s okay.

The Avengers Live Reading of ‘Our Town’: A Mini-Recap

Once more, moving back to the big city proved to be of a large benefit to me for fangirl reasons–it was announced a couple weeks ago that Scarlett Johansson was putting on a live-read of ‘Our Town’ with most of the cast of the original Avengers (we were only missing Hemsworth) as well as some local talent. The proceeds went to Puerto Rico, and so it was basically a win-win all around, so I scraped together the cash to go. 

It was hosted at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA (which was also on my bucket list, so yay!) and it makes sense, as they are currently filming Infinity War Part 2 in our lovely city, so it was very kind of them to take a night to put this performance on for us and to help the relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Because I am currently and perpetually impoverished, I had to take one of the seats that was pretty far away, but I was still able to see and hear the cast just fine. The theatre itself is quite lovely (although for some reason the bathrooms were disgusting, wtf) and everything moved smoothly once it was time for the show to start.

If you follow me, you might’ve seen my recap for the Hugh Jackman Princess Bride Live-Reading, and this was in the same vein, though it was slightly more formal since it was at the Fox Theatre and not at a college campus full of dorky twenty-somethings. As a result, this is just a few moments I felt were worth sharing once again for your entertainment.

Disclaimer: I have never seen nor read Our Town. Don’t ask me why–just never had the opportunity, so I apologize that I don’t remember character’s names and motivations well, but I’ll do my best.

The first really great moment to report was that towards the beginning of the play, Chris Evans (playing Mr. Webb), had a page missing from his script. So they all turned their pages and then there was this hysterical silence for a good 10-15 seconds while they all tried to figure out whose line it was and then the darling meatball Chris Evans goes, “I’m missing Page 12″ and we all proceed to laugh our asses off. Even better, he jokes, “I knew it was me! I just knew it!” It was a genuinely adorable moment.

The next great moment was when Mark Ruffalo, playing Jeremy Renner’s father, was admonishing his son for being lazy, and there’s this exchange:

Ruffalo: Son, how old are you?

Renner: (beat) I’m sixteen. (in a deep, clearly adult voice) Dad.

Cue the theatre cracking up.

After that, we had a running joke slipped in there after a particularly funny line read that sent Renner into a gigglefit and after he recovered, we had this gem:

Evans: Are you okay?

Renner: Yeah, I’m okay. I have page 12.

Again, laid the whole room out laughing.

And the final moment is just a bonus for any Marvel fans still out there shipping Hawkeye/Black Widow: Renner and ScarJo played Emily and George, who fall in love, and they even shared a little kiss and held hands and even though I don’t ship it, I thought you guys would like to know that. It was cute as hell.

On the non-humorous side, I’d have to say that RDJ and ScarJo were the stand out performances. RDJ played the narrator, and I think his very iconic speech patterns made the narrator’s lines really jump off the page and into the ears. ScarJo did a marvelous job with the emotional angle that comes to a head in the final act of the play, and I would venture to say it must be very personal to her or be something she loved prior to the reading because she seemed quite invested in it. I also enjoyed the hell out of Chris Evans as the kind of hunky-dory father character, using his super-earnest Cap voice for the role. 

Side note: In that photo, you can see how far away I am from the stage, right? Tell me why I could still see how incredibly built Chris Evans was even from all the way back there? He had this tight black t-shirt on and some grey sweatpants, and when he got up to leave, I was like:

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YAAASSSS LAWD DA BOOTY HE GOT DA BOOTY Y’ALL I MEAN IT WAS JUST PLAIN BEAUTIFUL I HAVE IRREVERSIBLE EVANS THIRST PRAY FOR MY SOUL’S DELIVERANCE

Anyway, I’m so terribly glad I was able to go because it was a wonderful production that is for an amazing cause. I’m happy to report that they raised $500,000 for Puerto Rico. It was truly an unforgettable night.