apart from the messy reveal, i feel kind of underwhelmed by the finale because it seems like the girls’ friendship got sidelined for the ships in 7b which annoys me because that’s what is at the heart of this show
i hope people know that like, when i complain about Marvel, what I’m actually complaining about is the Kevin Feige headed machine that is owned by Disney, the Sony/Fox Marvel that are actually owned more by Fox and Sony than Marvel, them im standing at the side of with a camera cheering them on bc they’re doing amazing sweetie!!!! Disney+Kevin Feige’s Marvel however? Disappointing, letting the side down, not pulling their weight when it comes to delivering quality content, largely underwhelming
- aria is the literal style queen™ and i am lowkey underwhelmed with her wedding dress - PUT THAT THING BACK WHERE IT CAME FROM OR SO HELP ME (no but srsly get that precious baby away from evil twincer right this second) - oh my fucking god it’s wrens devil spawn i AM MAD - ‘cute lunch dates w mum in my prison cell’ #WCW #loveher - is it bad that in this situation i know i shouldn’t eat bc it for sure could be drugged but like… food?? i wouldn’t even resist for a second i am the hungriest idiot you will ever find - “have you read grimms fairytales!?” legit though - rule no.1 of horror movie situations- when the bad guy leaves your prison cell open, you fucking run spencer for god sake all that for a damn hug??? - PSYCH BITCH you thought, what a queen - *changes the title to runaway groom* - why the hell does ezra look like he just got back from feeding the pigs - is twincer crushing on aria bc same what a cute bean - YES THE HORSE WILL REVEAL THE TRUTH can’t fool bashful honeeyy - now jenna knows whats up lmao - okay but who the hell built this place that is highkey extra as fuck - this fight scene is great but like who the fuck am i rooting for bc they both look like spencer - YES THE ONE FUCKING SCENE I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THEY HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHO IS WHO YESSSSSSSSsss - YES TOBY FUCK ME UP HE FUCKING KNEW HE FUCKING KNEWWww - new day, new dress (a better one) - emily is so fucking precious but honestly who brings babies to a wedding that is gonna end in disaster - when that priest asked if there was a just reason why they shouldn’t wed idk if y’all heard it but that was me yelling in the back - MARLENE TURN OFF YOUR GOD DAMN PHONE AND HAVE SOME RESPECT - guys i thought i would be able to hold it together but honestly haleb is pregnant and they are all crying and i am crying and damn girl its been 8 years -”FOR SOME REASON THIS FEELS LIKE ITS THE END OF SOMETHING” smashing through the fourth wall and hitting me in the feels - MONA IS FUCKING ICONIC I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS STILL THE BLOODY QUEEN OF THE GAME YESSSSS - also that ending part was just unnecessary mkay i don’t need a repeat of this BS
Can we just talk about how fucking great the writing on this show is?
Okay, this one requires a little explaination.
At this point in the series, we’ve seen people shrug off injuries like they were nothing. Steven and the Gems (especially the Gems) tank a HECK load of hits. Just watch Pearl v Sugilite (Coach Steven), Pearlbot v Peribot (Back to the Barn), the Gems v the waterclones (Ocean Gem), Garnet v Jasper (Jailbreak), Stevonnie v Jasper (Crack the Whip), or any other fight scene you can think of.
Now, the Off Colors (+ Lars and Steven) v Robonoids isn’t even that impressive of a fight. It’s fucking tense, sure, but there’s mostly just a whole lotta hiding.
Until this moment.
Lars is terrified, but he gathers his courage and attacks one of the robonoids head-on. He leaps on top of it, clinging onto it for dear life as it tries to throw him off.
Then we get a bunch of this fuckery.
And HERE, in THIS exact moment, is where things go south.
But the thing is, we don’t realise it yet. We as viewers are so absorbed in cheering for Lars, we don’t even THINK about the consequences this could have for him.
Now, another thing about Steven Universe is that things explode. And when they do, they explode impressively and they explode beautifully.
(from Laser Light Cannon)
(from Super Watermelon Island)
(from Serious Steven)
So when comparing those shots to this shot of the Robonoid exploding…
…this explosion is extremely underwhelming.
Combined with the fact that we’ve never seen a character get seriously hurt in explosions before, we don’t see this as a threat. We are not worried in this moment because Lars just beat this fucker! We are relieved, we are happy, we are ready to start celebrating. Meaning that seeing this…
…over the sound of a flatline…
…is jarring as all hell, because it immediately tells us celebrating viewers that something is WRONG.
And Steven knows it.
The reaction of the Off Colors here immediately becomes dissonant and strange. After all, these gems don’t know about human deaths. Lars hasn’t poofed, so he’s fine…
no he’s not.
he is not fine.
And that’s the kicker.
Steven Universe has been running for four seasons, and NOBODY HAS EVER DIED ON SCREEN BEFORE NOW!
We aren’t expecting it! We have gotten so used to death not being a real threat in this show because surely the Crewniverse wouldn’t dare kill off a main character that we’ve stopped factoring it in as something that could happen.
Even the Off Colors are realizing it now. Even Paddy realizes it.
One of Steven’s best friends just died. For real. On screen. In a fight we would have written off as underwhelming if not for this moment.
Fire Deficit can express as: Lethargic, lack confidence, reserved, underwhelmed, rational, guarded, withdrawing, disinterested, has trouble with assertion, easily bored, melancholic and/or ultra restless and disorderly, impatient, forceful, angry, confused, lack of passion and direction, attention seeking, aggressive
Earth emphasis: Realistic, pedantic, compulsive, materialistic, orderly, refined, responsible, shy, guarded, emotionally reserved, ritualistic, pessimistic, rational, thorough, aware, intelligent, focused, in tune with nature, understands limitations, the physical body is a temple, stabilizing, relies too heavily on logic, sensual
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Air emphasis: Clever, spaced out, communicative, cerebral, conceptual, out of touch with the physical body, unrealistic, engaging, social, curious, restless, objective, mentally active, light eater, graceful, flexible, lost in thought, insomniac, informative, abstract, conceives ideas, detached, over emphasizes the intellectual response, distant, imaginative
Air deficient can express as: Extreme doubts with intelligence, struggle with academic and educative institutions, sedate in thinking and latching onto ideas, trouble turning inner world into language, disconnected, quiet minded or becomes a master of a field, highly motivated with education, feels the need to prove intelligence, over rational, worried, high functioning intellectual, dominant in conversation
Water emphasis: Receptive, fluid, hyper sensitive, emotionally focused, secretive, empathetic, withdrawing, solitary, idealistic, visionary, unstable, melancholic, theatrical with emotional displays, projects feelings onto others, people conscious, intuitive, lacks boundaries, can be easily manipulated, lethargic, escapist, disturbed, overwhelmed
Water deficit can express as: Inability to comprehend and identify feelings, disregards emotions, low emotional intelligence, dissociated, unresponsive, has trouble ascertaining values, emptiness, contained, distant, insensitive to the pain of others or extremely moody and unstable, represses emotions until violent outburst, unpredictable, hypersensitive, cannot understand nor control moods, reactive
I think my biggest issue with the Maximoff twins, is hypocrisy. I can’t stand hypocrisy. Why are they hypocrites? Because the reason they hate Tony Stark is because his bomb killed their parents. Because his bomb trapped them in rubble, but Wanda, and to an extent Pietro are guilty of the same crime in Johannesburg.
Wanda unleashed the Hulk on a city full of civilians. A city full of people’s parents. A city full of children who may have been killed or trapped in the rubble. And her action was far more direct. She fired the bomb so to speak. She forced the Hulk out.
Now she is guilty of the same crime she blames Tony for. She is guilty of killing parents, and children alike, although Bruce will probably blame himself because he created the Hulk.
I think this is why I can’t like MCU Wanda, she’s never shown remorse for what her actions led to. She’s never really shown to feel guilty except for a few seconds after Lagos, and that guilt was easily laid to rest by Captain Righteous.
I just, I want to like her, but the writing is kinda shit for the whole redemption arc idea. And I am sorely unimpressed with this white washed, ‘child incapable of responsibility’ that MCU has turned the Character into.
remember that one time an interviewer asked the showrunners why they separated the paladins during the season 1 finale and they answered “so you would get those nice warm feelings in your chest when they all get back together!” but when season 2 came around they didn’t even have a proper reunion like?? nice warm feelings???