haha the spoiler pictures made me so uneasy bc I knew people would be fighting about Mutsuki, but I just woke up and read it and it’s SO GOOD!! It was nice to see the old Haise again, and I realize now how obvious it was that Muuchan was crushing on him ;^;
I feel so bad for Mutsuki. It’s so clear that his upbringing lead him to this frame of mind. That the only way to make it hurt less is to hurt someone else. And his capture on Rue only fanned the flames: if you want something, take it. And he knows it’s wrong and knows it’s disgusting, and equates himself to being as such when he’s killing. All the “I’m a woman” crap is self-deprecation: I’m ugly, I’ll never be who I want to be, I’m repulsive, this is what I’m for.
He’s so sick, and I just feel awful. But I’ll be fucked if I’m not enjoying the story lol.
Also, thanks @ ishida. I asked for gore and you delivered. But uh, I can’t look at that page of Haise so… nice work. Also-also, holy fuck Amon!!
about all the hate for the cast of the new live action of Beauty and the Beast. I understand you might not like them or whatever but we don’t realize how extremely lucky we are for having Emma Watson and Dan Stevens.
I mean, you do all know that Bill Condon thought of hiring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart for Belle and the Beast.
Nothing against them, really, but I wouldn’t have loved a Twilight 2.0
So, cheer up guys, we have a really great group of actors in this film *^*
Probably the longest post I'll ever make. And it's about SU :)
Wow. How did I not see this before
- 90% pathetic
- 10% pitiful
=Lar- I mean- hey wait. Ronaldo?
Since they were kids, Ronaldo never minded being an outsider- a weird kid- if it meant discovering something amazing or being apart of something extraordinary.
Lars cared about how others perceived him. Not only that, he wanted people to see him the way he thought he wanted to be seen. In other words, he didn’t mind being the goofy kid, as long as he wasn’t the weird one.
So how big of a moment was the one where Lars and Ronaldo abandoned their friendship?
HUGE. It’s literally shaped who they are. Why else was it so important to show that moment, and then 4 seasons later with Lars and Ronaldo being featured in favorably more episodes that other beach city citizens still continue the SAAAME REPETITIVE GROSS BEHAVIOR?
I think it’s to make a point.
Some people are mean. Some are rude and angry, passive aggressive and just overly negative. But a lot of these things don’t necessarily make people “bad” people. A lot of these traits stem from something. Usually from a place of pain. The reason for that pain never seems relevant when we are faced with people who seem to constantly being negative or rude.
And that’s probably why most people hate Lars and Ronaldo to a point where any character development goes under appreciated because it’s so small, or, because they go back to doing it again.
The thing is, for Lars and Ronaldo, this path started in childhood- the most impressionable years of their lives, of anyone’s lives. The things we experience as kids, no mater how insignificant those things seem later in life, shaped who we are.
For Lars, the fact that Ronaldo invalidated the way he felt about being embarrassed hurt him. His friend, someone he trusted to be himself around, to be honest about his feelings “Oh, come on. Ronnie, you know I can’t let people see me like that.” At some point he had made it clear to Ronaldo he was really uncomfortable with being embarrassed, especially over something he wasn’t actually all that interested in. For a kid like lars, admitting something like that would be difficult.
For Ronaldo, he’s never made it a secrete how important the paranormal was him. It’s his passion, his life. He believed with all his being that the picture he took would be life changing. Who could make fun of him if he had proof? That proof was everything to him, and his friend, probably his only friend, willfully destroyed it -which to him was destroying his young life’s work- for something as petty as caring about others opinion. To him, this was far more important. Or at least that’s what he pretends, because it’s obvious he cares what Lars thinks when Lars yells at him “you wouldn’t say that if you knew what everyone says about you!”
This divide literally carved their paths.
This kind of betrayal of a friend, and then never really be able to keep Friends up to teenage years, really defined them as the people they are.
Lars could never really trust anyone with how he really felt. If his best friend could do that to him, then anyone could betray his trust and dump him as a friend. Constantly being aware of your every action in front of others, afraid of embarrassing yourself or being perceived differently than who your pretending to be, weighs heavy on emotion and mental states. For some, they become people pleasers. Always trying to do the right thing and make everyone happy, even inviting this entire persona in front of family in friends of being happy so they won’t worry about them. For others, it’s the opposite. They create this image that they don’t care about things or are extreme confidant or that expressing emotions are beneath them, though they tend to be quick to anger. This is only a shield, pushing aggression out so not to let bad feelings in. Feelings of inadequacy, disapproval from others, feeling disliked or excluded are all examples of feelings Lars tends to try to reject by lashing out. He cannot accept the being the real him will be enough for the people he wants to like him because he does not like himself. In fact Lars has probably spent so much time as a child to a teenager trying to be someone he’s not, he doesn’t really know who he is. People who experience this tend to have a hard time unlearning their responses to things they interpret as negative. Old habits die hard has never been more true because this is how the brain works. Not all children raised by kind and positive parents become kind and positive, just like kids raised by hateful parents don’t always grow up hateful. There’s always more at work below the surface, but once you start developing a type of behavior, without some sort of intervention to stop that course it basically becomes a natural response. This is why people who can’t take criticism usually turn aggressive. It’s a developed response. One that’s really hard to break. Just like anxiety, anger takes a life of its own. I believe this all holds true for Lars
Ronaldo. The path he took was one where he never wanted to look back, he took the “ betrayal ” in a similar stance as Lars, but with much less anger, and a little more desperation. His best friend turned his back on him, and no one else takes him seriously, so what does he do? He has no interest in becoming friends with anyone, and doesn’t care what others think of him, only “the bigger picture”. As long as he’s in that bigger picture. In the eyes of child Ronaldo, the only way he can prove he was right and Lars was wrong, is if he finds “the truth” and is acknowledged for it. Since nothing is in his way, he’s free to follow leads and dedicate all his time to his pursuit. But this also leave little room for him to grow socially. He has no interest in collaborating his findings with anyone who won’t agree with him, so it ends up not actually being about the truth but rather proving his work was important, and in turn, he was important. Ronaldo felt that Lars thought other people who were not his friend were essentially more important than he was. This would drive him for years to prove that he was, in fact, important. Years of believing this is the only way to prove his self-worth drove Ronaldo to be socially and a little emotionally detached from others. Everything he says feels rehearsed. As if he things he’s in his own movie. Which is common, but especially for people who believe they are the only person actually living. Making everything they believe fact, and everyone else who believes otherwise are ignorant, naive, or opinionated. Which is actually really hard for people like this to grasp. In Ronaldo’s case, his dad seems to belittle him for his interests, which probably only fueled the fire, and then Peedee encourages it… also not good. But in reality, this is how people usually seem to handle others (who are frequently in their lives), like co workers or family, who are consistently condescending and self-important. They ignore it. Encourage it. Humor it. Or avoid it. And those who call you out on it are only met with aggressive protests.
The truth is, aggressive, dismissive and selectively ignorant behavior, once developed, is incredible difficult to break. Any behavior, once developed, is difficult to break. Circumstance, to me, defines everything.
Some think that means making excuses for others poor behaviors, but this isn’t the case. It’s only a step in solving the problems left behind by those behaviors.
This is why cognitive behavioral therapy exists! Once you identify WHY something happens you can work on HOW to do something about it. A person can be called out for being an asshole time and time again but it never seems to change anything. But once an individual understands what moments shaped that behavior, they can address it. It becomes real. And they can work on it. Up until that point they probably won’t even realize they are the ones with the problem. As seen with Ronaldo and Lars.
That is until the New Lars and Rocknaldo.
For Lars we’ve seen a little bit of development here and there, but never actually seems to change. That’s probably because people with behavioral issues like Lars, take a long time to break out of those rituals. This is actually a very accurate betrayal of someone who is an ass, but is confronted with the fact they are an ass, and actually seem to be somewhat remorseful. He wasn’t quite there yet. The New Lars was the “big moment” where Lars realizes he is his own problem, and everything he blamed others on up to that point was probably his own fault, not because he’s actually an unlikable person, but because he made himself that way.
And Ronaldo’s I’d say is pretty accurate too. I mean, it took him THREE weeks to get over Steven calling him out. He didn’t lash out- he passed out but even if he didn’t, he probably would have just cried and have vocalized his self-pity loud enough for everyone to hear, and then go stare into the distance in “angst”. It’s not the first time Ronaldo has gotten criticism, but this time it got to him. And he understood. Because Steven was able to put it in a way that Ronaldo couldn’t deny the facts. He was forced to answer to himself.
Although a lot of people thing these to arcs dragged on way too long, I appreciate them for what they are. In many ways I can identify with both Lars and Ronaldo. I experienced a lot of these observations I’ve discussed both first hand and personally. Which is why I’m so interested in their mentality and the “psychology” of two fictional characters. Whether it was intentional of rebecca sugar to write them quite as complex as I’ve described, I’m not really sure. I could be placing my own narrative by accident, but, because it’s rebecca sugar and Steven universe and there are tons of people like Lars and Ronaldo out there, I’m going to guess it was intentional. And I’m fairly certain we are supposed to dislike both Lars and Ronaldo just so we can see that the reasons we dislike them originally came from a place of innocence and sadness. And probably even loneliness, (which I just realized I meant to include in all this and totally spaced).
Again, sorry I’m a terrible writer. But I love just getting my thoughts out there. Even if I only get 1 like :)
Oh boy old demons came back to haunt me today. Tokyo ghoul hasn't trended for a while and its TAG has been dead for about the same amount of time. However I feel obligated to do a Tokyo ghoul update again for those of you who don't give a SHIT but are vaguely wondering how it's been going
So Kaneki has been fighting a load of clowns for a while.
Like seriously, that’s why it’s been essentially dead, Tokyo ghoul has been literally fighting consistently for like I dunno, the last ten chapters. Maybe more.
It’s just been constant fighting.
The reason it’s trending is cuz Mutsuki is crazy.
I think he stabbed Kaneki a bunch of times and is doing some yandere bullshit. Oh wait no it’s someone who’s probably not Kaneki but he’s imagining they’re Kaneki or some shit.
That’s where ishida is at right now.
He’s still doing his endless shonen fighting schtick.
But he’s decided to drag the last likable new character into being his new psycho yandere, isn’t that nice?
Rest in piece mutsuki!
I’ll miss you when he kills you off dramatically next week!
Sorry you had to die cuz he sensed his audience losing focus and threw in something that felt like Tokyo ghoul after weeks and weeks of what felt like Bleach.
edit: Lmao someone told me it was Uta. Why do I not care? Oh right. Cuz why would I care about this dumbass who only flits in and out of this manga about as frequently as its PROTAGONIST getting stabbed a bunch?