the lady bunch

beyonce: sings a pro-black anthem in front of a bunch of white people who think blm is a terrorist group clad in black panther garb with an all lady group

yall: uhmmm [tugs at collar] idk the black panther thing was a bit much :// i dont get it

gaga: sings born this way in a city thats p diverse compared to the rest of texas and the rest of america that elected a lesbian mayor

yall: SO PROGRESSIVE i cant believe she did it,,,,she ended homeophobi take that Conservatives

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I wanted to do another Warcraft ‘fashion’ piece, and with all this hot weather I just have to do a troll lady. Blizzard I’m just saying: Give me more tropical troll wear.

when there’s a girl who finally likes you and you think she’s going to confess to you but you like another girl so before she gets the chance to tell you she likes you, you start telling her how there’s another girl who you like but then an older city boy appears and you assume it’s her boyfriend and that you completely misunderstood the situation

things that are canon in ace attorney (spirit of justice edition)
  • apollo instinctively cleans whenever he sees a mess because he’s the only one who cleans the WAA office
  • apollo’s father was a musician. apollo’s mother is also a musician. i’m not saying singing genes but singing genes
  • apollo and nahyuta used to run around in fields butt naked and get leeches on their butts
  • dhurke has photos of this
  • apollo and dhurke had an airplane vs bird argument very reminiscent of the stepladder vs ladder debate
  • maya informed phoenix that she had outgrown said debate. the two proceeded to have the debate anyway.
  • phoenix believes in apollo justice
  • apollo owns a red suit jacket
  • upon seeing said suit jacket, trucy recommended that he, phoenix, and athena start a stand-up comedy troupe named “primary colour punch-lines”
  • phoenix took a camera to khura’in and took photos of everything, like a dumb nerd
  • edgeworth missed phoenix while he was in khura’in and denied it vehemently, like a dumb nerd
  • edgeworth had his cravat attacked by a dog
  • apollo thinks edgeworth’s cravat is a strong fashion statement
  • phoenix believes in apollo justice
  • simon stood as athena’s co-counsel in court
  • athena has succeeded in co-ercing apollo into buying her juice four times in one month, just because he hates running and refuses to race her
  • phoenix never forgets to water charley, even though his desk is a mess
  • sometimes phoenix looks at charley and smiles
  • most of the law books in the WAA are magic books in disguise
  • apollo is actually trucy’s magic assistant (albeit a somewhat unwilling one)
  • the detention center guard is better than athena at trivia
  • apollo keeps manga on his desk because “manga these days are super realistic and informative. i need them for research…”
  • according to athena, apollo gets prickly whenever klavier gavin comes up
  • athena’s theory about said prickliness is that apollo hates klavier because he’s beautiful
  • ema skye is finally a forensic investigator!!
  • she gave up snackoos. unless she is stressed, and then she does not give up snackoos.
  • apollo thinks trucy’s smile has a magical power that make it impossible for him to say no
  • as a result apollo spent hours making a dragon prop for her show
  • apollo is afraid of heights
  • i mentioned that in a previous post but guys. it’s really important. he’s really afraid of heights. poor darling
  • he had to get athena to hold his hand while they were investigating a high place because he thought he might faint
  • when apollo was told to say something snappy to the camera, he pointed and yelled “T-talk to the hand! KA-POW!”
  • phoenix. believes in. apollo justice
  • athena said that simon looks like a panda
  • dhurke had a cactus named apollo
  • apollo can’t swim
  • athena and apollo call phoenix “the turnabout terror”
  • pearls calls apollo “mr apollo”
  • apollo calls maya “ms fey”
  • phoenix “ninja’d” some back medicine into his pocket
  • edgeworth got sentimental because he was investigating a case side by side with phoenix
  • he then got very offended when phoenix pointed this out
  • phoenix suggested that edgeworth dye his hair black
  • edgeworth got very offended at this too
  • the return of the NGHOOOOOH
  • ahlbi described “a guy with two crops of hair sticking out of his forehead like antennae” and “this lady with a long bunch of hair that looked like a big, orange spider leg” and phoenix immediately identified them as sounding like apollo and athena
  • athena later got very offended at being called “spider hair”
  • PHOENIX BELIEVES IN APOLLO JUSTICE
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The Women of Borgen

Elna Munch, Helga Larsen, Karen Ankersted, Mathilde Malling Hauschultz. I hope we all know these names. These are four women who were the first of their gender to gain a seat in Parliament in 1918, and thus ended the Parliament debate about whether women are cut out to be politicians. To all those who wish to debate whether women should enter politics on equal terms with men and ultimately make Prime Minister, I can only say: You’re 100 years behind. So many insignificant topics have been discussed. Did any of you really believe I intended to resign and become a housewife? You must not know me at all then. I very much want to end all these foolish discussions. Today, the last part of the government reform package was passed. We’ve shown you where we want to take Denmark. I’m very pleased and proud of that. That’s why I’m going to let the Danish voters decide. Not what gender the Prime Minster should be, but whom they feel is the best Prime Minister for Denmark. 

Thoughts on Season 3

The Good:

  • The Galra generals are a badass bunch of ladies and I literally cannot wait for them to be on screen again. Literally every single one was interesting and had a distinct personality. I am 100% convinced  Acxa is Keith’s sister.
  • Lotor is an awesome villain. Like, wow, I was not expecting to like him that much, or at all really, but he’s a serious guy who is going to be a major opponent for the paladins and maybe also his father.
  • I REALLY  liked Zarkon and Honerva’s backstory. I was incredibly surprised that the creators of Voltron were able to handle the story with some tact and nuance. Theirs is a love that was corruptive and unhealthy and lead to their deaths. It’s a tragedy, and I loved that Honerva is the one that led Zarkon to the dark, and Zarkon’s motivation was always his love for his wife and his people. A+ villain development
  • We got to see sniper!Lance become canon. I really liked that they showed Lance being a part of the team. I also like that they have finally been exploring Lance’s insecurities a bit more.
  • I loved the alternate universe, and the Sven and Slav interaction was a lot of fun. I loved how badass Slav was in that universe. He’s a great character and needs to be recurring.
  • We are finally getting some emotional displays between paladins, particularly Lance and Keith.
  • Pink Paladin Allura????? Saved my life????? (I wanted Black, but I will take Pink)
  • Alfor was like…. cute? And I have a crush on Gyrgan???? Blayatz hit on a male Galra??? When Zarkon looked at Honerva the first time he actually looked…. dare I say cute?
  • The Shiro clone plotline has potential
  • Dare I say Shlav confirmed???? In at least one reality.

The Bad:

  • WHERE. WAS. LANCE????
    • Since the season was so rushed, a lot of things fell through the cracks, but I think the biggest was potential character development for Lance. Just like Alfor agreed that being Zarkon’s right hand man was a better fit for him than leading, I would have really loved to see Lance step up and realize that Blue would accept Allura and he was needed in the Red Lion. I would have loved to see the conversation between him and Blue where he says goodbye (for now). Instead, we have Blue refuse to open up to him in the middle of a battle (which I think is more a quality of Red) which put the team in danger.
  • Coran had, like, 1 line. Coran needs more attention, he’s a very interesting character, and all too often he’s written off as solely comic relief.
  • Spending a whole episode on Shiro’s time alone didn’t add anything to the plot. His stay on the ice planet did nothing to further the story, and didn’t hint as to whether or not he is actually Shiro. All it did was muddy the plot.
  • Did not see enough Hunk or Pidge.
  • I’d also like a little more Allura time, too, thanks.
  • We’re finally getting to see some emotional interactions between paladins, but it’s not enough. Lance and Keith had a few talks, but where’s Allura and Hunk’s bonding moment? How is Pidge doing? She’s lost both Matt and Shiro?? There needs to be a lot more emotion happening.

The Ugly:

  • It seems like the writers don’t have an endgame. From a narrative standpoint, this season (and the whole show, really) makes no sense. It doesn’t follow the traditional hero’s narrative, which I think for this case, would have worked out a lot better. Because they were a bit lazy and cut the season in half, this season didn’t move the plot anywhere. Because 2 of the 7 episodes were episodes about characters never met before, the main plot was lost and stunted.
  • What makes a story good is the action, consequences, and reaction. The best stories can take have a single action have lasting consequence for years (seasons, chapters–whatever). Voltron has yet to explore any consequences in a significant way.
    • Coran and Allura are literally the last of their kind. There is no way to get over that immeasurable grief and they do both characters an incredible disservice by not exploring that more.
    • Shiro was gone. We got to see some consequences but they barely scratched the surface. They had to switch around Lions and Keith became leader. But we really only get 2 episodes of barely any explanation. It’s devastating to lose your leader, and Keith’s learning curve was ridiculous. He made 1 single mistake and then all of the sudden was as good a leader as Shiro.
    • Shiro came back after being gone for some time. This, too, has significant emotional impact and the consequences of this return should last a long time and be a point of conflict. 
  • I hated the origin story of the Lions and have retconned it already. It’s a horrible narrative choice for a lot of reasons.
    • The first one is the dichotomy between Altean=good, Galra=bad. The writers tried to address this by introducing the Blades of Marmora and the alternate universe Alteans. But at the same time they still keep hitting us over the head with the Alteans as pure, white, good, light imagery and the Galra as evil, dark, and bad. Why couldn’t the Lions be their own entity, created by themselves or by an outside force? 
    • This means that there has only been one set of Paladins before the show. Since the universe is, y’know, massive and time is relative there is no way that Voltron would have become a universal “legend” over a single lifespan. There should be countless Paladins before even Alfor and Zarkon (think Avatars from ATLA).
    • Having Alfor as the sole creator of the Lions rings so, so false. First of all, they claim he’s an alchemist… so like engineering isn’t really a part of that. Second of all, the Lions have their own sentience. This elevates Alfor to a literal god-like figure. He created life. And that just doesn’t fit the story at all. This was a huge huge narrative mistake.

Overall Review: Better than season two but still lacking. Not a bad season, but a directionless one. Rushed and choppy,  5/10

As much as I love all these edits of Cristina and Emma with flowers and the ocean where are the edits of weapons? Blood on their hands? They’re both warriors and they deserve angsty edits pls and thanks

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Can you imagine Lexa being hit on by a bunch of ladies? I can see her getting a little flustered, even if she tries not to show it. Clarke gets jealous and tries to come up with an excuse to get Lexa away from them; a quick war meeting? What? We just had one of those… You know she’s secretly grateful though (and getting a little more time with Clarke never hurts)