that screwed up mess

rosepotatos  asked:

No offense intended, I'm just wondering. How do you feel about the idea that the stuff Wheatley did wasn't really his fault? I mean, he was built to be the most moronic being in the world and shoved into a body that gave him way too much power. Do you believe that it might have messed with his head? Even if he did screw up just about everything, was it really his fault? Part of me thinks you secretly like Wheatley, but I'll probably never know, so. Thoughts? 💭

i think he’s just got a bad moral compass, ya know?? but all jokes and memes aside, i think he’s a rly cool and fascinating character in general. he’s hella complex but also very simple at the same time and it’s the same with most portal characters, but i think it’s most prominent with wheatley while it’s most passive with glados.

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Pre-ruffle, mid-ruffle, and post-ruffle Tenth Doctor Hair

David Tennant from the podcast commentary for Tooth and Claw (from the hair-messing-up scene above):

“I love the way Euros [Lyn, director] uses all these shots here to show the ideas all colliding at once

…and I love messing with my hair in moments like this, because it gives Steve, who does my make-up, a nightmare in continuity terms.

I like to keep him on his toes.”

David Tennant Appreciation Week 2016 (theme: smile - because it makes me)

when the gf discovers how ticklish you are..

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I learned that you should just live your life. Live in the moment. Be carefree and happy because you will never know which day will be your last. I learned that you should breath it in, breathe your life in and enjoy it. Always be optimistic and be nice to people, open to people. Follow your dreams but make sure that you know what your dreams are. If you find something really great, don’t screw it up, don’t mess it up but hang on to it. You never know how and when it ends.

“I held death’s hand this evening”

- Death’s Hand, The Amity Affliction

I was just talking with my mom about Harry Potter and some of the more, uh, problematic characters when we landed on something:

Dumbledore didn’t just ignore Harry’s abuse at the hands of his relatives and Snape. He looked on and hoped it would continue.

There’s a concept of abuse called Traumatic Bonding; it’s very similar to Stockholm Syndrome. Essentially, it’s the idea that when someone is treating you horribly, you will naturally be thankful to - perhaps even love - whoever brings you relief. In an abusive situation, though, the person who mistreats you and the person who brings you relief are the same person. This (among other reasons) is what causes so many abused people to stay with their abusers.

Harry did not have this relationship with Snape or the Dursleys because they never alternated their abuse with kindness. Don’t get me wrong - they were all certainly abusive towards Harry; I just mean he didn’t have the traumatic bonding with them.

Then enters Dumbledore. He’s wonderful, he’s warm, he’s the sweet grandfather Harry never had. He never (outright) abuses Harry, so what’s so wrong about him being the kind hand Harry has never felt?

The problem is that Dumbledore did have the power to stop - or at least stem the deluge of - the abuse Harry was receiving. Fine, Harry needed to live with his mother’s relative for the sake of the spell, but Dumbledore sends them a Howler when they’re about to kick Harry out. Why didn’t he send one before, during the many many years of horrible neglect? Why does he allow Snape, a man with some serious problems, to continue teaching when he constantly bullies his students?

The answer is that Dumbledore wanted to strengthen his bond with Harry by making him feel that he was one of the very few adults Harry could count on in his life. Sure he had the Weasleys and Hagrid, and later he had Sirius and Remus, but Dumbledore was the wise old sage, the grandfather figure. Dumbledore is practically his guardian second to the Dursleys; Harry spends most of his time out of the year at Hogwarts, and Dumbledore is actually nice to him. He even treats him as his favorite student above the rest, the one he really has a close personal bond with.

In this manner, Dumbledore was able to reap all the “rewards” an abusive person receives from traumatic bonding while never being obvious to anyone in the public because he himself was never doing the abusing. Dumbledore was absolutely complicit in Harry’s abuse as a way to force Harry’s trust in him.

But hey, it helped Harry and the wizarding world to defeat Voldemort, so it’s all for The Greater Good, right?

not to get people’s hopes up or anything, because i don’t know anything about the behind the scenes stuff, but…

narratively, yuri!!! on ice is perfectly set up to have a second season.

so far, the entire focus of the series has been on the Grand Prix Final.  this is for two reasons.  firstly, that’s where yuri screwed up the previous season, which messed him up so much his season ended early.  so, he wants to redeem himself.  secondly, if you’re telling a story about a season in figure skating, the Grand Prix series is where it really begins.

but, the Grand Prix Final is really just the midpoint highlight of the season.  in the second half the season, there are nationals in every country that participates, and then things like European Championships and the Four Continent Championships, and then Worlds.  at Worlds, unlike at the GPF, there are skaters from around the world, lots of them, not just the top six.

if yuri!!! on ice makes enough money, the second season could TOTALLY be about victor leading yuri to Worlds, and them completing this season together.  if they make enough money to warrant another production.

i mean, it’s possible.  (after all, we don’t even know how s1 will end….)

anonymous asked:

Hi! Maria from Italy! The first thing I want to say is that you always crack me up! You're so funny and I love you! Lol The second thing is that I get when people say that if you criticize SOMETHING Sam does, it doesn't mean you hate him or you're not his fan. I get it, I do. You can't love every move or things he says. But when you criticize EVERYTHING he does and you think what he does is fake or he's a coward, then it's when I call you a detractor of Sam. Definitely not what being a fan means

Hello! So good to hear from you again so soon. Thank you, darling, for your kind words - I love you too!

Of course Sam isn’t perfect. Of course he screws up. Of course this fandom is a mess. Half the fandom is running around screaming, smashing windows and setting things on fire and the other half is hiding under blankets in their bedrooms waiting for the dust to settle.

@mama-tumblz wrote a great post yesterday about how our experiences color our perceptions and I agree with her. We see things based on our own life realities. One person sees innuendo and BS and a major dumpster fire and another person sees encouragement and excitement. Neither are particularly wrong or right. It’s all based on our perceptions and interpretations.

It’s in what we see, but I also think its in what we look for. You can find BS anywhere you look for it. You can create BS anywhere you look for it. You can also find light and positivity anywhere you look for it. It’s not one fan calling it like it is and one fan refusing to see anything but a golden, perfect celebrity. We don’t have facts or answers, so we interpret what we see based on our experiences and our overall personalities. What one person sees as a lecture another person sees as an open dialog amongst fellow fans.

I’ve been in this fandom since the very beginning. A long time ago an interviewer asked Sam to tell us one of Caitriona’s faults (you know, the “he’s always late, he eats all of my snacks” variety) and he laughed and stumbled for a minute and then said that he “Certainly wasn’t looking for fault” but that he’d think about it. This was an incredibly telling off-hand comment for me. I promise you, he spends waaaay too much time with Caitriona not to be intimately familiar with her flaws and faults. I’m sure he could rattle off a list - of both large and small things that drive him INSANE about her. But he said he wasn’t looking for them. Not that she didn’t have any. He simply chose to put his focus elsewhere. This is how I choose to fan. I’m not looking for fault. It’s not why I’m here. That’s not fun for me. I’m not naive. Sam is not my golden boy. I don’t pity him, or think he needs my protection. I don’t think he’s perfect - he’s far from it. His imperfections aren’t why I fan, and aren’t the focus of my experience. I’m also not interested in the actions of people who don’t factor into my fandom. I don’t follow them or seek to find out what they are doing. I try not to assign meaning to situations I know nothing about. I rarely look for innuendo - or breadcrumbs. I squee a lot over things I think are cute.

The reasons I’m here fanning are my own, colored by my experiences and personality. Other’s reasons are completely different from mine and neither is right or wrong, they just are.

I’m not here to look for fault. I see it, but I don’t seek it out. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt and I don’t want to give my energy to what I see to be negative experiences. That’s me. That’s my fan experience. And that’s ok. I can engage with others who’s experience is different from mine. They can post things that make me think, or make me mad, or change my opinion, or that I completely ignore, and I can do the same. It’s why we’re here. I love this dumpster fire that is our corner of tumblr. It’s just that while some are dancing around the fire, and others are throwing on more trash to see how high the flames will go (my son would totally be the one doing that - in real life, with a real fire), I am over in the corner, making hot chocolate and passing out the fixings for s’mores. Either way, we’re all at the same party, all enjoying ourselves.

My son seriously just made me get up and make him hot chocolate because it snowed a metric butt load last night and I made him shovel the drive way. It was an analogy, kid. I didn’t mean I was really making hot chocolate. Sheesh.