what i can’t wait for is when ryan comes back onto the music scene and because we’re emotional fuckers, we make edits because he wears an outfit that has some aspect that reminds us of fever and we cry about that.
What are your thoughts on the time jump? The last time the show did this the story line suffered a lot because of it
lol. i haven’t really let that scene sink in for me yet so my mind is kinda jumbled tbh (i also need to go to sleep so don’t expect any coherent thoughts at all), but let me try anyway: i actually have issues with it, that’s for sure. like, i’m still trying to get… used to the concept of it all since time jumps can be tricky.
what i did like about it though is that we get to see a different depiction of the world after the radiation wave hit - no visual backdrop on a planet covered by sand or visceral display of contaminated food, water or even death etc, but green trees and the sun shining through them instead (similar to the first time clarke laid eyes on earth 1x01) - and how clarke nowlives in it.
usually, when movies/shows pull that kind of story line they go into extreme survivors mode with their characters, psychologically damaged people who try to find a way to keep on fighting in a world that is devoured by loss, war or violence - you know when they do no more than survive and are pushed on the brink of insanity, because its hard to ease yourself into this darkness.
with clarke its the complete opposite, because with her there are no quick reflexes on how she deals with a shattered world after the radiation wave (she knows how to get around it - she survived this mess after all, more than once, but the fact that we don’t specifically see it now is eye-catching).
what we get instead is this:
she sits on a rover with a sketchbook in her lab, enjoying the weather
she “talks” to bellamy on to radio every day
she crossed paths with a nightblood girl whom she took in and now has a strong bond with, a girl who can sleep and who she also teaches lessons (i need to know more about this and i know i will because its been confirmed)
she has hope even after failing to get to the people in the bunker
she is smiling
she is… happy.
and that is different in a lot of ways, because while we have experienced clarke alone before (2x16 - 3x01) this time we see that she has learned how to get a grip on her heart and understand herself like she has never before - e.g she knows where she needs to go to not get lost, or knows what she has to and clearly wants to do in order to keep herself sane, to remind herself who she is, who to keep company and most definitely who to be cautious with. it’s a short insight into a long progression, but it shows and it shows drastically.
she doesn’t get lost in the cycle of hopelessness again, or doesn’t drive herself onward with dark desperation. clarke is not really reminiscent of the irradiated world in itself (yes okay okay, her outfit reminds us of mad max i get it), but we see planet earth through clarke’s eyes in a way that was hinted at since the beginning of the season - the whole theme of having inherited the earth comes into play, and this is what she makes it look like to us after 6 years and 7 fucking days. she survived, rose from the ashes and now lives with it - and basically all the things she has experienced/done up until this point.
ALSO you know how we're talking about saiyans and their tails and how Goku and Vegeta should absolutely have theirs back someday - what if Whis decides to help by growing them back but he has trouble remembering exactly what saiyan tails look like - so they end up with long sleek kitty tails, scruffy dog tails, stupid bunny tails, and of course they end up with some side effects too! Like hopping around and falling asleep in sunny spots!
Whis is a sassy little shit who would do that on purpose and I’ll not be told otherwise.
I wanna ‘Geta with a fluffy, furry cat tail and Goku with a long, waggly dog tail. Let’s be honest, Goku wouldn’t give a flying fuck while Vegeta would lose his shit.
“I’ve been through a lot of ridiculous situations in my life, most of them directly involving you, but this one is just absurd.”
“C'mon, Vegeta, it’s not that bad.”
“… I have a plushy tail attached to my ass. How’s that not bad?”
“Well, ya look kinda cute?”
“Oh, now I’m thinking of suicide. Thank you, Kakarot.”
Vegeta looks cute though. His tail moves graciously when he walks and curls cutely when he stretches and yawns. Goku needs to stop himself from stroking it. Goku, on the other hand, seems to have no control over his overly excited tail. It’s always wagging and bumping into everything. Vegeta notices how it wags every time Goku seems him and okay… It’s kinda cute.
It’s still an insult to a Saiyan’s pride though and Vegeta wants desperately his true tail back. Whis promised that he would fix it, he just needed some time to figure out what went wrong. So one day he finally claims to have found out and that he’s ready to fix the problem.
The cat tail is gone and immediately replaced by a bunny one.
“You’ve got to be kidding me. Give me the cat tail back, I’m begging.”
Goku is desperately blushing in the background. Whis is having the time of his life. Vegeta is almost having a stroke. So Whis gives in and finally his Saiyan tail is back. At this point Vegeta is on the verge of tears. Goku is the next and surprisingly happy to have his tail back.
“So… Are you happy now?”, Goku asks when they’re finally alone.
“I am. You don’t seem very happy though.”
“I’ll miss your bunny tail. It was… Cute. It reminded me of a bunny outfit Bulma used once.”
“…I really don’t want to know the context of this.”
In any case, Vegeta can’t hide the pride of having his tail back. Also, he can’t help but think how Goku would look with a bunny tail. Maybe he should ask Whis next time.
Dude. You've got a lot of dumbass people asking you unnecessary ass shit. Like, damn guys chill out. But anyway, go Yamcha all the way. I appreciate the people that stand by and help bring more to the story even when it's not focused on them.
Thank you. Sometimes I wonder if I’m the dick because I’m not an anonymous guy making cryptic, passive-agressive banter. Then I remember I’m a dick for completely unrelated reasons, and I feel better.
Maybe this Yamcha flap is a generational thing. Not necessarily about age, I mean. It’s just, you get to a point where you’ve consumed enough fiction that you start to see the patterns. You start to look deeper into it because you’ve seen Return of the Jedi so many times that you can’t just enjoy it for the novelty anymore. You have to appreciate it on other levels to get more out of it. So you start thinking about Leia’s arc in the movie, and how she could have been the main character but she’s not, and yet maybe she’s better off for it.
But when you first get into these kinds of stories, it all feels much more real. Like it could be really happening in an alternate reality somewhere, so you can sort of think of it like professional sports, and question why so-and-so didn’t get a bigger role. Why doesn’t Herman Melville just write a novel about every crewman aboard the Pequod? They probably all have just as good a story to tell, right? Except that’s not how it works.
I remember someone on a message board lamenting this one episode of Deep Space Nine about a Federation ship run entirely by teenage cadets, because it was supposed to be on a training mission but they wound up in enemy territory and all the senior staff got killed. So the cadets just took over the mission and creatively interpreted their orders to stay out in the war zone. They all died, of course, because that’s what happens to young soldiers in a war. But this one person on the message board just couldn’t let go, and she thought it was so unfair that these one-off characters were senselessly slaughtered when they could have done so much more with them. She didn’t understand that their sole purpose as characters was to serve as an object lesson to the principal cast. They see these cadets doing something heroic and irresponsible, and are deeply affected by their tragic demise. Paramount wasn’t going to give them a spin-off show, any more than Jason Voorhees’s victims would get their own movie franchises.
But when you’re still somewhat new to all this, it hasn’t sunk in what’s practical in fiction and what isn’t. Not like brand new. I keep wanting to say “young”, but I don’t think it’s an age thing. You could be 57 and still have this mindset. You watch Dragon Ball for the second or third time around and you go “Why don’t Tien and Yamcha get to do more?” And the answer is if they did, you’d be asking why someone else doesn’t get to do more, because it’s a zero-sum game. But eventually, you’ve seen the show (and others like it) enough times to realize “Oh, wait, Yamcha doesn’t have to be the star of the show to matter.” And you can learn something from that.
But I think he’s a more relatable character as you go through life. He starts out with all these hopes and dreams, and over time he has to learn to stand aside and watch other, more qualified people achieve the things he wanted for himself. He suffers more trauma than most of the other characters. Every time he lost a fight, his girlfriend watched it happen. Tien broke his leg. Dr. Gero impaled him and drained his energy at the same time. One of those Cell Juniors broke his arm. But he keeps getting back up.
I like the picture of him with the hole in his gi from the Androids Saga. That’s not a rip from a near miss. That’s from where he got run through by a killer android. The senzu bean healed the wound, but the hole in his outfit is still there to remind us. He’s pretty gunshy at first, but then he swallows his fear to join the others on the battlefield. He knows he can’t help, but he still has to be there.
That’s kind of an important moral. Goku shows up to the fight because he can. Yamcha shows up even though he can’t. He sees others succeed where he fails, and he accepts it graciously. He doesn’t need to be the center of attention because he has self-respect. It’s more applicable to real life, because let’s face it, we’re all a lot more like Yamcha than Goku…
After what seemed like hours, we finally arrived at the mall. I felt cagey, anxious, but didn’t know why. I kept stealing glances at Loki from the corner of my eye. Is he up to something, I wondered. Could I actually take him on in a fight and have a hope of succeeding, or would he go through me like I wasn’t there? Loki, on the other hand, sat silently watching as the buildings seem to crawl past us, not seeming to gaze at anything for more than a second or two.
“Okay,” Jane said with a smile, “Let’s go shopping!”
It didn’t take long for me to feel like the odd girl out. Loki immediately hit the high-end stores for suits; I was scanning the directory map for Hot Topic, Spencer’s, and Old Navy. The last was in case I needed something conservative.
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Here you have a bolder than ever Tom Hiddleston strutting his stuff on the day of the “I saw the light” premiere in Hollywood, and isn’t he a sight to behold! That’s why this deserves a proper outfit analysis:
- Suit: beautiful Alexander McQueen in bright blue, reminds us of the Cannes wonder, especially where the crotchular constriction is concerned. Paired with a classic white shirt, and a black tie. It’s precisely here where I don’t agree with you, Thomas. I think the tie is too dark and gloomy for such a bright suit. Or maybe it’s that knot that’s too small. I don’t know. It just doesn’t seem to reach the usual red carpet perfection for me (at least it’s not the BDSM leather tie, or the monstrous knit tie, thank god for small mercies). 9/10 (it would have been a 10/10 if you had foregone the tie altogether).
-Shoes: Louboutin oxfords in black. Can’t really go wrong there. 10/10.
-Socks: they were the true stars of the show, and what really makes the outfit bold (for Tom, anyways) I mean look at them!! They feature red (well, more like auburn/maroon, but it still counts as an actual colour!!) and mustard yellow! They are sold by the London Sock Company and that particular model is the “Eleni’s Shaken and Stirred Mustard”. I’m sure there is a James Bond reference in there somewhere. 11/10 (you get an extra point for overcoming your fear of colours here, Thomas).
Okay, but Brook Page maybe? Brook’s parents are really divided over the Royals and Rebels, but the silver and gold jewelry could represent her interest in them both. (Gold=royals, silver=rebels.) It could also explain the library/reading room environment she’s in. Otherwise, her generic outfit doesn’t tell us much. Her belt reminds me a lot of Darling’s armor. And though I find the clothes disappointing, I’m all for more brown dolls.
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