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Can we talk about how Rick lost his composure and became insecure when Morty up and left him?

Roiland did a really good job capturing his emotions with the voice acting in this scene, and the animators did a good job with Rick’s body language here, like how he just took the punch and didn’t fight back like he normally would, and just stood up wearily, and how he was a bit slouched when he first stood up, and also how they showed him doing a nervous habit like rubbing back his hair.

This part messed me up man.

rainbow-flavoured  asked:

Can I just say that I love how Rick's slowly realizing that he doesn't have as much control as he thinks? Like, the beginning of the season was about how he got Jerry out of the picture and how Morty would have to listen and Beth liked him and now, like... everything is slowly slipping out of his hands and you can tell that he sees it. As much as I love him, I really like to see him get some fucken sense knocked into him.

Originally posted by travel-pilgrim

yes!!!!!!!!! i 100% agree with you!

Let’s Talk About That Season Finale

A lot of people have been complaining about the season finale, namely because Evil Morty didn’t show up, and to be honest, yeah, even halfway through I was still half-expecting him to pop up.

BUT STILL, this finale was GOOD. Here’s a bit of a drabble on why I think so.

First off, even with all the theories and predictions flying around, the creators are still capable of surprising us - to hit us with something we didn’t quite expect. My heart rate was picking up towards the end because I genuinely didn’t know what was going to happen or where things were going to go. As much as I wanted to see Evil Morty too, I’m glad the creators are still telling the story the way they want to, rather than giving the fans what they want the whole time. This is what makes Rick and Morty so unique. We can all agree that it’s set apart from many other cartoons in terms of its depth (exploring human nature) and message.

Secondly, I like how the show is giving out the message that (I’m talking real life here, because obviously it’s different when people watch an OP character on a TV show) it doesn’t matter if you’re the smartest and strongest person in the world - you won’t be genuinely admired or loyally followed by others if you’re not going to treat people right or if you don’t invest in forming healthy caring relationships with others. I feel like one of the main messages the creators want to give to their audience is that healthy relationships gives significance and meaning to life. The creators don’t want people to adopt Rick’s “don’t give a f***” attitude. Look where that’s got him.

Thirdly, some people thought that Ricklantis Mixup would have been a “better” (i.e. more hyped) way to end the season, but I the order of episodes is better this way. I mean, is Rick not in a vulnerable state in the position he’s in? Does this not give Evil Morty the opportunity to pounce while his prey is weakened? His family, even Morty, has essentially cast him aside, and he’s not going to swap realities because he doesn’t want to leave his Morty behind, even though Morty has, in a way, betrayed him. I thought this episode provides an interesting emotional setting for season 4, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this situation gets resolved, and how Rick might grow because if it. It’s a good cliffhanger - not what we expected, but good.

Also, I thought this season was really good for portraying Rick’s humanity. But I guess that’s another post.

I just rewatched minutt for minutt for the first time in quite a while. I was struck by how quickly I was transported back to the emotions I had the first time I watched that scene. A deep physical sensation the second the first few notes of music started. That scene will forever haunt me. The simplicity, the stillness, the heaviness. It’s such a visceral moment. I will be forever grateful I was able to experience this show. Not just watch it but experience it.