I have reached the point where i thought i couldn’t possibly despise mon-hell more than i already do but BOY WAS I WRONG
and there was a point in the episode where i found myself saying “if they kiss again im gonna flip over this damn table!!!” and you know why?? because it was completely unnecessary and i can’t stand the double standard anymore like ok we live in a heteronormative world but if you’re going to have a homosexual couple on the show AT LEAST try to put a balance between the relationships !!!
and having a gay couple on the show doesn’t give the writers an excuse to allow such a toxic relationship between a hetero couple
like haha look at the amount of diversity we have on the show we can now shove as much white male privilege down our viewers’ throats as much as we want and to make it even more fun lets see how many times he’s going to break Kara’s heart and lie to her hahaha so fun like BITCH PLS
anyway the only way to save this show is to have lena shove a pitch fork up mon-ew’s hairy asshole and be carried away by kara bridal style AGAIN
All in all, I agree the musical was unnecessary, but I did enjoy the WA parts and the Millie and Iris parts, CP did a fantastic job, it wasn't a complete flop but I don't want them doing this again, ever. My favorite thing is knowing that the SB's are seething right now, one on twitter even tried to say the ratings are bad cuz of WA, even though the ratings stayed steady.
Also I was watching a reaction video to this ep with this black kid and his mom that watches together and when Barry sang to Iris, the father came out and started lip singing the song to the mother, even though he didn’t know the words and the son was all mad and then the parents kissed and he was like “don’t kiss each other on camera!!!” It was so cute.
They are definitely going to do it again, but we should at least not have to worry about it until about this time next year. I have been having a great time looking at all of the salty-butthurtness on Twitter today. LOL
In all honesty with the whole Seungkwan thing, I think people are looking at the translation of "food source" as like a bad thing like I don't think us carats are viewing it as that. I don't know Korean so I don't really know the context of the phrase in this whole thing but how I took it from your post, maybe he was just saying that their fans existence is what fuels them everyday or something. I don't know, I want to know how you interpreted it :)))
I definitely did not interpret it badly either!! From the context of how the question was asked to the way he answered with a heart, I think he made it VERY clear it was nothing more than a joke. And even the translation of 밥줄, the literal translation is 밥 - “food” 줄 - “line”
“Line” as in “line/connection to survival” so that could be interpreted as in he can’t live without fans.
If the word were used in another context or said in an aggressive/hostile way of some sort, then yes, it’s something that could be interpreted to mean demeaning. BUT the point is that you can’t just look at the word, but rather the contextual situation of the action and the individual who initiated this action. From what I can see here, I agree with you that he meant absolutely no harm.
Contextually, it wasn’t a position to be demeaning. Looking at the individual - I mean, it’s Seungkwan. He playfully gets made fun of from members for crying easily, works his hardest to make sure all his members feel good about themselves, and makes sure the fans know they are appreciated - he’s just a softie.
He wouldn’t ever intentionally hurt his fans.
Can jikook/kookmin shippers make a pact. Where we don't comment anything ship related on YouTube videos that aren't ship related, such as official BTS videos and official shows with BTS. And if you see a fellow shipper doing it, stop them. I think this would reduce these feuds and unnecessary hate wars.
first of all i don’t have any right to speak for the rest of jikook stans.
plus even if all of us agree on this,and just stop mentionning “jikook” on youtube/vlive/…,they’re both involved in countless other “ships” so there will definitely be several mentions of of them in other ships well except for “jikook” , which might reduce fanwars/hate in the “jikook” fandom i won’t deny that ..
but over all this, what you’re planning for is a little too difficult to achieve , everyone has different opinions you know,so it’s almost impossible to get every “jikook shipper” to agree on this so i don’t know…
If you're still up for it, i'm curious if you have any thoughts on what Bellamy's overall journey will be this season? Aside from, y'know, his whole (imo, unnecessary) redemption arc.
note: written after 406
I think we’re in the middle of it, and one of the things that has been somewhat frustrating is that it’s kind of muddy what either Clarke or Bellamy’s character arcs are going to be. We’re halfway through, but neither of them have developed much or changed much since 403. Octavia’s loss seemed like it would be significant but we still don’t know what the fallout will be for Bellamy.
Redemption in The 100
The concept of redemption is something that I think we as viewers have been hashing over since the first truly terrible things began to happen in season 2. We ask:
Do these characters need to be redeemed?
Is a redemption happening on screen?
Even if we (the fans) may not think a “redemption arc” is required to like a character’s storyline, does that character themselves feel that they need to be redeemed in order to sleep at night?
What are the benchmarks of a “redemption arc” anyway, since it’s a thing that everyone talks about, yet seems to mean radically different things to different viewers.
Do we measure it by the religious ideas of penitence, atonement, etc? Or is there a pop fiction criteria for redemption that is unique to media, such as ‘feeling bad and doing something good so that the viewers are okay rooting for you again’?
Is a “redemption” possible in the accelerated timeline of the show, since on other series such a thing spans seasons or even the run of a series?
Why is everyone so sure that redemption arcs are happening or necessary?
And the one that gets to me:
Does the show even care about redemption as a storytelling trope, or is it enough in this world just to change one’s behavior?
That’s the one i think about a lot, wrt to characters like Bellamy, Lexa, Clarke, Kane, Jaha… who I’ll draw on since they’re some of the people with the highest body counts who are POV characters. With Clarke, she was devastated after 216, and she disappeared into the woods for 3 months. I think it was a conversation I had with @reblogginhood (so informative! she knows things.) last year about whether this period of forced isolation (similar to her year in the skybox) was her atonement for the deaths she allowed or caused in season 2. In that case, her guilt was such that she seemed to need to punish herself, and the timeline of the series allowed for it.
Lexa is a different case altogether: she tried to slaughter the kids at the dropship, she betrayed her allies and left them to be cannibalized, including the person she was falling in love with. And yet, Lexa never displayed any indicators that she was undergoing a redemption arc, or even that she felt obligated to undergo one. I don’t think betraying Skaikru was a light decision for her by any means, and I think when she decided to protect them in s3 that it was a genuine move. Yet she never wept for the loss of life she caused, she never broke down and screamed and cried over her guilt…it wasn’t even clear that she felt any guilt at all. Responsibility yes, guilt no. She was a divine king doing what she need to protect her realm.
Kane is another character who seems to feel, like Clarke, that atonement is required for ill deeds. He tries to sacrifice himself at the end of season 1, but Jaha “beats him to it”. So Kane submits himself to the enemy in a dangerous self-sacrificing gesture in season 2, as his way to atone. That can be read as his redemption… maybe. Or is his redemption not the sacrifices, but actually the acts of good works that followed later? Was Kane’s redemption (for being part of a tyrranical Ark government) actually the choice to become a leader who acts in good faith, wisdom, and honor? Maybe he’s living that redemption every day, doing his best.
So maybe a character either thinks they need to atone or they don’t, what does “the narrative” think? HA. TRICK QUESTION. No one knows but JR and it’s up to us to read it and think it over. Fuck JR, go with “death of the author” if you want. In fact, I want to throw 2 definitions out here before I continue. These are, of course, overly simplistic explanations for complex theological and philosophical concepts, but it might help:
an act of redeeming or atoning for a fault or mistake, or the state of being redeemed.
Theology. deliverance from sin; salvation.
atonement for guilt.
recovery by payment, as of something pledged.
For a lot of fans on a show this violent and this philosophical, there’s been discussion that a redemption comes “too soon” or isn’t “earned” if there isnt an act of atonement. Or sometimes people say the word “redemption” but they seem to be discussing atonement instead. paying for it, making amends, etc. And often people talk as if the only way to “be redeemed” is by suffering. There’s also, however, the concept that redemption comes through good works. That we make amends for our misdeeds by choosing to do better. There are some acts that are too big to atone for, or there’s no one left to make amends to, and in that case one has to look instead to changing one’s behavior. Making the choice to change.
And that’s brings me to Bellamy this season… [read more below the cut]
*picture falls from Max’s bag. Chloe sees it* C: “ Wait, Max, a picture fell from–uh?! …Thanks, Max, nice shot!” M: “ What…?” C: “ I didn’t know you took a picture of me at the pool… I look hella sexy, here!” M: “ …Shit! Chloe, give it back!” C: “ Hahaha, no way! …Did you want to keep it for yourself?! You’re such a perv-nerd!” M: “ STOP IT, CHLOE, GIVE IT BACK! ” C: “ I could, but I want something in return… ” M: “ What the hell do you want?! ” C: “ I’ll give it to you and forget about it… but you have to kiss me. ” M: “ God, not again! ”
many of us speculate that Bambam is referring to this tweet that got almost 3000 rts from the last screenshot i had.
if you guys are still unaware, bambam uses social media a lot and he looks at comments about himself a lot and unfortunately bambam often takes things to heart. the other members (like youngjae) has mentioned before that bambam often looks through comments about himself and thinks about them a lot. so if everyone could just stop spouting unnecessary and hateful comments like this. it would be great.
although it is unclear that his tweet was about this particular tweet, op retweeted a tweet about “bambam subtweeting u”
anyways the point is this bambam is extremely sensitive and should be protected and all this unnecessary comments should stop especially when you know bambam watches social media like a hawk. idk just ????? stop?????????
My favourite Viktor moments are when he is an adorable idiot.
I love exploring Viktor’s character because despite being the most senior character among the skaters and being seen as the one to chase and look up to, this boy truly does a lot of stupid things. To be fair, 27 is still quite young. It’s a shitty age when everyone plus their dog seems to think you know what you are doing except you. I can tell you all the weird decisions and unnecessary drama people have and get into at 27, but then this post will never end.
Now, we know about the whole banquet fiasco and the whole impulsively flying to Japan arms open, dick out thing, not to mention the whole car park “let’s shatter his heart” shenanigans, but I also have these screencaps stewing for maybe a month in my phone because I remember I was rewatching the show and these just made me go, “Oh, Viktor.”
Okay, so we know Hot Springs on Ice all started with Viktor’s idea…
…to which Yurio gamely accepts the challenge and issues his own (while Yuuri adorably panics in the background like the puppy he is)…
…which Viktor also accepts.
Look at him all excited.
Here, though, is where Viktor gets himself in trouble:
He’s been riling Yurio up the entire morning that the kid just up and threw a tantrum and demanded this prize. But then, no problem, since it’s not like Viktor had to accept or anything–
Yuuri’s face when Viktor agreed, though.
*sigh* Same, Yuuri. Same.
It seems that it’s not until later that Viktor realises the trouble he put himself in. At this point, we didn’t know yet just how invested Viktor was in Yuuri Katsuki (i.e., very invested and nursing a weird kind of crush, probably) and how important it is that he doesn’t coach just anyone, but Yuuri Katsuki only. How ever good Yuuri could potentially be, however, there was still a big chance that he could actually lose to Yurio. Yuuri sometimes choked during competition. Yurio, on the other hand, was the juniors gold medallist. There was a very real possibility that Yurio would win and Viktor to have to go back to Russia.
Having realised this, Viktor then began to sport this face:
Yeah, tell me about it.
This is Viktor during Yurio’s performance:
At this point, Viktor didn’t know yet that Yuuri had a breakthrough on his Eros performance. As far as he knew, Yurio was the one who found his Agape. While Yurio’s performance was not perfect, he was doing well enough. But Viktor does not want to go back to Russia. He wants to stay in Japan and get to know Yuuri Katsuki. He can choreograph for another skater, sure, but he does NOT want to be Yuri Plisetsky’s coach.
That, right there, is what Viktor Nikiforov looks like when he knows he is in very deep shit.
What’s interesting though is that these expressions were not really blatantly pointed out in the show. No one notices this, and Viktor just stands in his corner looking like that. With what knowledge we had at episode 3, we don’t know, maybe he just looks thoughtful because Viktor Nikiforov is just a mysterious character. Lol, but rewatching this after season 1 is over?
Yeah, Viktor. Because of you, for about an entire episode, we were in danger of never having the events that would lead to the kiss at the Cup of China, the exchange of rings in Barcelona, and the glorious masterpiece that is Yuuri’s record-breaking free skate. Viktor, Viktor, Viktor… sometimes just… *facepalm*
Thankfully, Yuuri DID find his Eros at the last minute, wins the competition, and consequently saves Viktor’s gorgeous but impulsive arse and gives us the wonderful events of season 1. Thank you, Yuuri! ♡
Lol, look at how happy and relieved this dork is:
There he is, ladies and gentlemen, our Viktor Nikiforov - king of impulsive decisions. For a long time we thought he was such a mysterious character. Now, we just… wtf, we know him better and we love him very much, but sometimes
Viktor, no. For fuck’s sake.
*sigh* Same, Yuuri. Same.
Bonus: Viktor during Yuuri’s Eros performance. He probably realised he’s safe at this point, and I bet he was enthralled again, and possibly getting turned on by Yuuri Katsuki falling in love again.
The kpop fandom is honestly so toxic. At first all the fans are all like, “my bias is a perfect angel who isn’t capable of making mistakes or saying anything offensive” but the moment they screw up, you guys go on a full 180 degree turn and say the most hateful things. Idols are human beings. They WILL make mistakes whether we like it or not so stop putting them on such a high pedestal that no normal human can reach. If they make a mistake then educate them. Let them know why they were wrong and why you were offended. Nothing good will happen from spreading baseless unnecessary hate. People will just get hurt in the process.
Want to instill doubt in someone? “Change minor details in their surroundings.”
Yes, this post is about Sherlock. Specifically, about the reason for all of those pesky set design flaws that grew larger and larger as series 4 progressed.
For example, the skull picture we normally see…
…turns into this.
Or when Ella’s office looked like this…
…but turned into this.
There are hundreds of examples but how about simply one more.
John’s flat looked like this…
…but turned into this.
If you watch Many Happy Returns, which takes place before Series 3, you’ll see John’s front door doesn’t actually exist under the staircase – that was an unnecessary change in Series 4.
So what do all of these changes have to do with making an impression on the audience? Well. Everything.
When you want to get a group of people to doubt their own memory – or to plant new ones – you have to change things about what they already know, but don’t let on that you’ve changed anything.
And who does this for a living?
Derren Brown, the illusionist who had a cameo in The Empty Hearse. He’s also a very good friend of Mark Gatiss’. He has a fascinating video you can watch about this exact techniqueI’m explaining. By changing details visually, one can change how people doubt their own abilities to perceive reality, and also question their own memories.
Do you know all the outrageous things series 4 fed us?
– Mary is just an ordinary housewife with a good heart – John would never save Sherlock from a serial killer – John would beat Sherlock senseless – Sherlock simply needs love from family to complete him – John has a bunch of friends that love to look after his baby – John would blame Sherlock for any harm befalling Mary – John would easily forgive Mary for shooting his best friend in cold blood – Mary knows Sherlock and John better than anyone ever could
These things blatantly contradict everything we’ve ever known about these characters. Still don’t believe Mary is a manipulative psychopath? Go read the HLV script; it just made its rounds on the internet today.
You’ve been wondering why series 4 is so screwed up, narratively and visually? It has a purpose. It is to make the audience doubt – to make the audience doubt their own ability to comprehend reality.
(INFPs are one of the rarest types. Even though we can find a lot of us chatting on the internet, it can be hard to find other INFPs in “real life”, because we tend to avoid unnecessary attention. Therefore, we can sometimes feel very alone and different.)
-You feel sorry for the last cookie in the jar.
(A lot of INFPs have a great sense of empathy. We understand other people and their feelings. In some cases, this sense of empathy can even lead us to project feelings onto inanimate objects. I once apologized to a chair for knocking my foot on it.)
-Your room or apartment is full of random, more or less useful stuff.
(Our Intuitive side mixed with our perceiving side makes us idea machines. We are interested by everything. We start tons of projects we won’t finish right now, but maybe later. We keep stuff just in case. We also keep stuff because of sentimental values. Our mind is always rolling and exploring and creating. Our space is representative of our mind.)
-You can’t put your music library on random.
(INFPs are very curious and open-minded. We understand and love many different things. If you are INFP, chances are you like a lot of different kinds of music too. So you need to make playlists unless you want to hear a piano jazz instrumental song right after some gangster rap, followed by an obscure indie band from the 80s.)
Non-vegans trying to lecture vegans on nutrition is hilarious because funnily enough most of the time vegans are very aware of the nutritional requirements of a vegan diet, moreso than most people on a non-vegan diet who have probably not particularly considered their nutritional requirements before.
Wild how that happens, right? It’s almost like… Vegans… Generally know more about vegan diets…. Than non-vegans…. Wow
“Violence isn’t the answer, you need to talk this out like civilized people”
NO YOU CAN’T. YOU CAN’T TALK TO NAZIS. YOU KNOW WHY??
BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO TALK.
You can’t have a conversation with someone who doesn’t want to talk. You can’t force someone to have a conversation you fucking idiots!! And someone who believes that entire races of people are ‘unnecessary’ and should literally die is not going to sit across a coffee table from a Jew or a Black person and actually listen to them. Jesus shit how naive are you? Even if they talked to a Christian White who disagreed with them, they’re not going to change their mind.
Do you really think they have NEVER heard counterarguments? Do you think they just don’t know that their ‘opinions’ are dangerous and that people don’t like them? Did you think that literally never have they realized that what they’re doing is not nice? That it’s naughty? So if someone just told them that they’d pack up and go home and stop being Nazis forever?
There are times that people have talked down White Supremacists, but look the fuck around: Synagogues are still getting bomb threats, still getting bombed. Black people are still fighting for the right to be seen as human, and are still getting killed. Muslims, LGBT people, all of them STILL do not have equal rights so there are STILL plenty of people who think they don’t deserve to live.
WE’VE BEEN TALKING. WE NEVER STOPPED TALKING.
Nazis know. They don’t care.
Do you think no one tried to dissuade Hitler? That all of Germany was just like “well we can’t talk to a single Nazi so let’s just do Nothing”? Do you think that no Jews stood up and protested ‘civilly’? Do you think no one from the Armenian Genocide, The Rwandan Genocide, the Native American Genocide, and countless others, no one tried to use ‘words’ for their cause?
You arrogant little pissants think you’re the only people wise enough to go ‘Aha! I will TALK to the genocidal Fascists! No one has tried that before!’
SHUT THE FUCK UP! You little fandom inactivists sit on the computer all day watching bullshit and talking bullshit and have 0 idea of how the real world works or has worked. You’re idiots and fools the lot of you and nothing you say is even remotely well thought out or applicable to reality. You’re a child in a fantasy land come to try and ‘inform’ people in the real world how to deal with a threat you have never ever in your LIFE come CLOSE to being threatened by.
Shut the fuck up, your words are worthless and stupid.