that don't impress me

A few reasons to start Boku No Hero Academia, if you haven’t yet:

  • A cinnamon roll MC who’s all brains and only beginning the brawn part when the story begins
  • Wonderfully different characters that work well together
  • Said characters are also very wonderfully flawed
  • Said characters undergo some form of character development as the story progresses, but not at any point is it a 180 degree one or unrealistic to their pre-established characteristics
  • Logical explanations, limitations to everyone’s abilities and powers
  • Flawed, not-as-OP-as-you-would-think mentors
  • FRIENDSHIPS SO PRECIOUS THEY HURT
  • Actual consequences of actual actions taken - nope, not even your fave gets a free pass
  • YOU CANNOT HAVE JUST ONE FAVE
  • Minimal fan-service. And where it does happen it’s usually with the character themselves depicted as being comfortable with it 
  • Main female character not subjected to fan-service
  • The one lecherous character is deliberately depicted as unappealing and a general loser, and even his redeeming moments include no form of lecherousness on his part 
  • No other character - especially the “cool” ones or general favourites - supports/indulges in lecherous behaviour 
  • What are minor characters?
  • QUALITY COMEDY
  • Most parents are alive, well and supportive of their kids in their own way
  • Dick behaviour in “good” characters not justified with a sad, tragic past so much as their own decisions/characteristics leading them to behave in that manner
  • Amazing action in every arc so far
  • Power-ups that are earned with time and effort put into towards earning them
  • MC isn’t always the problem solving, enemy defeating star of every arc
  • Genuinely interesting, memorable villains whose presence actually leave consequences 
  • WELL WRITTEN PLOT AND CHARACTERS AHHHHH
  • Wonderful writing in general tbh
  • BEAUTIFULLY ANIMATED FIRST SEASON DONE, SECOND IN THE WORKS
  • WEEKLY MANGA UPDATES
  • ALL YOUR FEELS WILL BE ALL TOO REAL

Seriously, 12/10 recommend

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I started watching Kiss Him, Not Me and caught up with the manga in two days and after watching the opening a couple times, I noticed something interesting. All four of the guys do something to catch Kae’s attention. However, how they go about it is basically what I like and dislike about how their romance is handled.

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nebraska things

chili and cinnamon rolls
runza™
detassling
everyone is a husker fan. everyone. you don’t have a choice. even if you don’t watch football you’re a husker fan.
everything is red. everything.
the only exciting thing is the zoo. your family had a zoo pass because what else do you do with children in the summer. there is nothing else. only the zoo.
the glass church off the interstate

there's gonna come a time when their opinion doesn't bother you anymore. keep going. you're doing great.
My overanalyzing of Just Friends and Love Sentence

Okay so I have spent a lot a lot a lot of time listening to the two Love Sentence songs in Star VS and thinking about the meanings for both of them. I need to consolidate these thoughts so I’m going to spout them here. 


First of all, I initially thought how weird it is that Starco’s romantic relationship was developed through a platonic song and Tom and Marco had a very clear love ballad to further their friendship. But then I listened to the two songs nonstop and begin picking them apart. 

It’s hard to not see Just Friends as a happy song because of the visuals we get with it. Smiling, dancing, lip syncing (I’ll get to that later) but really it’s a song of lost love. So let me explain my analysis. (I’ll be screenshotting the parts we see Star and Marco interacting so I’ll flip between the song’s two scenes)

It was no secret, the way that we feel. A love that’s so pure, a love that’s so real.

Now I’m going to take this as a description of platonic love, friendship love, obvious love that is not a secret and is “pure.” Aka, what Star and Marco have pretty much from episode one. They’re best friends, they say so all the time. They alternate lip-syncing these lines so I’ll take them as a shared message, especially with the “we.”

You showed me your world, and it felt like a sign.

Marco is Star’s guide, he’s the one who’s been the Aladdin to her Jasmine and has shown her the really great place that is Earth. Star lip-syncs this line in the shot we see so I’m taking it from her perspective. Meaning the “it felt like a sign” is what I’ll take to her thinking his actions were a sign of deeper feelings, and maybe they’ll get together someday, even if she thinks this subconsciously.

But you acted too slow and you ran out of tiiiiiiiime.

This is mouthed by Marco, so I’m taking it as him saying she moved forward on her romantic feelings too slowly, because he’s with Jackie now and he’s happy with Jackie. 

And now we’ll be… just friends. (repeated a few times)

Sung together again, because that’s what it’s ended up as. They’re just friends.

The next part gets a little tricky from a perspective point because they rotate lines really fast it’s almost like a group sentiment again. Also the second half of the song is just like super vague.

I didn’t mean to hurt you

I’m going to take this as a reference to pretty much every time Star has accidentally got Marco in trouble, but specifically towards the time she spied on him and Jackie and her magic broke Jackie’s skateboard and sent them falling. Pretty much though, Star gets Marco into a lot of hurtful situations and this is probably an apology for just being there, as he’d be safer without her around. 

You didn’t have a clue

If this is coming from Marco, it could be about her not knowing her own crush but is more likely about her ignorance towards what’s happening and how often all those incidents were just that, accidental. 

So you went out and got busy, and found somebody new

Clearly, this is a reference to Marco and Jackie again. He has someone new now. 

Then it repeats the just friends lines, and goes back into the second verse, making them same point that now they’ll be only friends. Then Star tells Marco to go be with Jackie and Too Little Too Late starts playing as she walks out. Star even blows up the sign on the line Marco sang during the duet with Tom. Too Little Too Late is very straightforward though. 

We spiraled high on a gust of love, and I knew right from the start, nothing could tear us apart. 

‘Til the day you broke my heart (and now it’s… too little, too late. That half of the line isn’t sung during Just Friends though.)

For Star, it’s just what it is. They’re just friends now and no matter what she does for Marco he’ll only see her as “the best friend a guy could ever have.” It’s all just too little, too late. 

The thing that is fucking me up the most is the simple fact that Harry Styles is a fucking legend. The lads a fucking legend. Among the fucking mess and anarchy that is 21st century pop-culture, the boy has managed to make himself iconic before he’s even dropped a single. He’s managed to make himself relevant and raw and real. Fucking incredible. Never seen anything like it in my time, will probably never see it again. I’m so ready for everything he’s got to offer. Legend.

TICCY PLAYS ZELDA BREATH OF THE WILD part 1: the beginning

(mostly about the first zone, and some early things you see once you get the explore the whole world) (spoilers, probably, read it only if you have completed at least the first zone (part 1) AND you fixed your tablet (part 2))

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Top 25 band of brothers characters as voted by my followers
↳ #03 ♤ Ronald Speirs

“You wanna know if they’re true or not, the stories about me. You ever notice with stories like that, everyone says they heard it from someone who was there. And then when you ask that person, they say they heard it from someone who was there. It’s nothing new, really.”

Sealed With A Kiss

The School For Good and Evil

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Tedros understood that the battle between Sophie and Agatha was significant. He understood that this wasn’t his story and that it was theirs instead. He could accept that Agatha had struggled between what was Good and what felt right. He had felt a similar struggle, and at the end had been able to choose something that felt both right and Good: Agatha.

He hadn’t been joking with her when he said that physical cues were helpful. They had certainly had a history of miscommunication and he admitted that most of it was his fault. Still, though, she chose to stay with him and care for him. She chose to love him, and Tedros had never felt so thankful to have another human being’s affection in his whole life. The new struggle was articulation, non-verbal or otherwise, and this struggle was one that Tedros felt particularly in the weeks leading up to his princess’ birthday. 

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That Don’t Impress Me Much by Shania Twain is like the first song I ever remember listening to and I’d like to thank her for letting me know at a young age that I don’t have to be impressed by guys bc they think I should be and that no matter where I am or what I’m doing (writing a paper on reconstruction in the south) I will stop and give the song due reverence.

Boyarsky as Lestrade is a work of art

There are three things you can watch for ever: fire, water, and these three seconds of Boyarsky delivering more acting than a half of all modern movies combined.