Ok, I’m watching S2E4 & 5 and like the Galra are attacking them and they’re trying to decide what to do and Keith is like “WE GOTTA FIGHT THEM”
And Shiro just.. sides with Allura…
Yes Shiro… that was YOUR idea to go there… Keith tried to stop you from doing that, remember?
Remember how he had a better grasp on the situation than anyone? And no one listened to him? You think Keith is somehow suddenly not aware of the dangers of doing something like attacking Zarkon’s command center? Dude even fought Zarkon by himself before (and got his ass kicked)!! And he’s watching you like a hawk 24/7 for the slightest sign of struggle, he knows all about you and Black and how easily Zarkon can snatch your control away. Trust me, Keith knows what the risks are better than anyone, you don’t have to explain him anything.
And literally the next episode Shiro is like:
And like you’d think maybe he’s actually listening to Keith finally, and understands they have to fight back or they will just be running away until they die of exhaustion, but like, he actually means they should go fight small Galra fleets and take those out. Which is … well…
Like ok… I know this is a cartoon and stuff dun always make sense and all…
But seriously, that plan actually worked out for them just because Zarkon let Morvok do the job, because I dunno… he was just too lazy to go to Taujeer and capture Voltron himself with all his fleet this time? Was taking a shower? His fav show was on tv? I dunno.. I’m not sure how far or how fast the Galra can travel but seems like it’s pretty far and pretty fast. (Zarkon arrives at the storm place like minutes after they escape from him…)
Like, HOW would going to attack random Galra fleets in outer space won’t immediately give Zarkon their location so he could just show up with his big ship and other fleets at the place?? And once he does it means they will have to run away again or fight all those fleets. (Like those Galra ships travel between galaxies pretty damn fast! They will have to take down the fleet without any unexpected issues I suppose and run away real quick)
Like, that literally doesn’t change anything about their situation..
Seems like it would just save Zarkon time and energy because he wouldn’t have to track them anymore using magic all the time!And it will just make them all more tired because they will still be fighting all the time and even more than before? That like gives em zero control of the situation back..
LIKE THIS IS A COMPLETELY POINTLESS STUPID PLAN, SHIRO! What are they trying to do? Just annoy Zarkon? Like some kids who ring the doorbell and run away when he gets up to open it?? They will die from lack of sleep before they could ever put an end to the Galra empire like this.
Like imagine them going to fight some fleet, the Galra tell Zarkon “they’re here”, Zarkon shows up, they run away, Zarkon tracks them down and they have to fight him now, but now they are just even more tired from the other fight.. and how will they even find the time to fight all those random isolated fleets while constantly running away from Zarkon??
Their situation is pretty bad if Zarkon can just find them anywhere!! The more tired Allura gets the less distance they can travel through wormholes, the less distance they travel, the faster Zarkon will find them again. The more Zarkon attacks them the more tired they become. Like?? I dunno, am I missing something? Is Shiro’s plan like a good plan somehow?? Does it actually changes something?
Keith is right, fighting back IS their best option in this situation (where Zarkon keeps showing up every few.. hours? minutes?), the longer they wait and run the more exhausted and weak they will become. Like sure, they could have used some planing on how to do that first, but atleast Keith has the right idea and he understands the situation they’re in very quickly. And it’s that they can’t keep running away, they have to fight back no matter how great the risk is. (finding a way to hide would be a way better plan ofcourse, but when that not seems to be an option something must be done fast or bye bye voltron)
Just…*gently moves Shiro to the side and puts Keith in the leader seat*
I dunno, I feel like Shiro survives on nothing but pure luck I swear.. and like it totally works for them!! But like isn’t all this luck gonna run out sometime? (probably not cuz kids show..)
And it’s funny, cause I assume this is something that makes Keith seem like a hot head again and a horrible decision maker and a person who just want’s to fight everyone, but like…. HE MAKES SENSE. and Shiro… I dunno what Shiro’s doing..
I was wondering if I could ask you something, because I am horribly inarticulate and have a lot of difficulty expressing emotion in my words. I enjoy reading your blog because you express all the feelings I have trouble communicating in such a clear and effective way. What is it that you think makes Skam special? Why do so many people connect with it so strongly? I'm trying to tell a friend via text, yet I'm not doing the show justice.
anon!! thank youuuu 💕💕💕
also ummm okay this is kind of a loaded question bc there’s a lot that makes skam special to me? the biggest is how real it feels, but there’s so much that goes into achieving that that it’s kind of meaningless to just leave it there so like. it’s everything? it’s the way the show builds narrative pov and uses those povs to explore personal and genuine struggles in a way that never feels cheesy or manufactured bc you’re so deep in that character’s head that you feel them, rather than just having them told to you in exposition and dialogue about What’s Right and What’s Wrong in a Very Special Episode. it’s the way the show respects teenagers, both as its focal characters and as its audience, and treats their conflicts as legitimate, their persons as intelligent and capable, their lives as experienced for all that they’re still learning. it’s the way it loves its characters enough to let them fuck up and to then give them room to grow, to push them to do so, and how that ties back to its understanding of teenage life and what that encompasses. it’s the innovative way it uses real-time narrative delivery to naturally build tension and suspense, as well as to strengthen the immersive effect of its story by literally pulling you into these moments, whether they’re clips or texts or an instagram feed, as these characters are seeing them. it’s the way all of that combines to form a show that is so intensely, wonderfully focused on delivering character through experience: the main’s experiences, yes, but also the experience we as the audience have of watching them, of talking to each other, of getting the opportunity to share and learn between the moments of the show so that we might understand both those moments and ourselves better.
i guess if i had to sum it up, the best thing about skam is its characters and the way it builds them and treats their perspectives. there are so many really cool things about the shift between main povs between seasons and what that shows about skam’s ability to construct distinct and immersive narrative povs, but i think the coolest thing, and one that we don’t talk about enough, is the implication there: that everyone has a valuable perspective, and that everyone’s life holds something in it we could learn from. that’s a beautiful idea, a beautiful conceit for a narrative, and skam executes it beautifully. everyone has a story. everyone’s perspective is worth stepping into. everyone has something to learn, and everyone has something to teach, and it’s a necessary part of human growth that we recognize that more.
So someone messaged me to ‘take down’ a post I’d reblogged and said it was “weird I was 4 years back into their archive”… I wasn’t in their archive. I had simply done a search for a funny imgur post, and their post came up. They messaged me, very curtly, to remove it and explained why… After hearing why, I understand, however, if this video poses such a threat, why is it still viewable and rebloggable by the general public? This seems like a thing that should have been taken down ages ago.
There seems to be an ongoing pattern of behavior here that’s worrisome. People are holding complete strangers responsible for every trauma that has happened to them. There’s no way we all can read each other’s minds and pasts. Most of us are just here for fandom, jokes, cats, and general escapism. Hell, we all have our own traumas, every last one of us. If someone misunderstands a post you made, or reblogs a photo or video that brings bad memories for you, we have literally no idea. You can either continue to message people (in not so nice ways) to alert them to your discomfort, or you can simply remove the thing, block it, blacklist it, etc. That ensures your well being a lot more than continuing to expect everyone else to simply ‘know’ about your pain.
We can’t hold everyone else responsible for our own troubles, memories, traumas, etc. Take your own well being into your hands as much as possible, as really that’s the strongest defense you have. The rest of us might be willing to help, but it’s not a burden that should be forced onto us without us even knowing.