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not to be dramatic but bts performing a song in korean at an american awards show is so, so, so important to me. when my family immigrated, they stopped speaking japanese in order to avoid discrimination and i know a lot of immigrant families can share similar stories. now, to see an asian group become so popular in western countries without conforming and speaking english makes me incredibly happy. hell, all of bts’s american appearances make me emotional because i remember growing up and wondering why there were no asian popstars out there. for such a long time, i held white features as standards of beauty because there was no other representation out there in the media i consumed. i reinforced the harmful stereotypes that were portrayed to me, like the “nerdy asian” and the idea that, to be glamorous or creative or a musician, you had to be white or white passing. representation matters and i hope that, regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of kpop or bts as a group, you see the significance in their breakthrough into the western market because it’s a big one. 

anonymous asked:

even if interviews only talked about his music, if we’re supposed to believe MY is about El, then Louis will have to talk about her anyway (I noticed during BTY promo he usually brought her up unprompted, interviewers only cared about F). Though it’d be great to have more Qs about the music process, ones that don’t make him talk about Oasis/AM (it’s gotten redundant for me, sorry Lou!) +not questions about what superpower he’d have, who he last texted or what career he’d had if he wasn’t in 1D.

Indeed, anon. They have set it up so that it’s practically unavoidable, haven’t they? With BTY he had to claim the song wasn’t about the beard, and I’m afraid with MY he will have to sell it being about her. Doesn’t seem like a coincidence that the song they couldn’t make about the stunts got a single interview and was immediately smothered.

We can hope that he’ll at least also get to talk about the difference in sound, and other aspects of the music. It’s never all bad. But the bad is bad, and it’s more than bad enough, in my opinion.

I have to disagree about him bringing her up ‘unprompted’, though. Or I wouldn’t call it that: the need to check off certain talking points was all too clear. And more than once a single reference to the girlfriend earned a headline; see Ryan Seacrest or the horrid Alan Cohen interview where he was literally reduced to the tattoo on his hand ‘about his girlfriend’… But there was an awful lot about his fatherhood, yes.

That’s something especially cruel—as well as significant, in my opinion—about Louis’ stunts: they have been made to invade both his personal life and his professional one. His music and him as an artist have been enmeshed in the stunt narratives, and consistently overshadowed by them. There is nothing the stunts do not touch.  Nothing is ever just about him, as a person or an artist.
I mean, just think of how his solo launch started: the beard headlining the article about the BTY music video in The Sun, and later syndicated press about the picture of the kid with the guitar at a songwriter’s house—that he later had to allude to in one or two interviews.

As for his musical influences. All artists get asked the same questions sometimes, and repeat their answers. But I do think that insisting on the idea of him liking Northern British Bands, even if in some measure sincere, is not entirely coincidental. Taking into account that whole Twitter mess about attitude and ‘trouble causes’ in the industry, and praising the Gallaghers on a personal level…

As for the dumb, repetitive questions… Again, all artists deal with that to some degree, but I do feel like they want to push a certain image of him that does not allow for questions which might reveal how intelligent, thoughtful, socially aware, etc. he is. And there’s been so much (in my personal opinion) stupid material, in which he was among a group of celebrities/artists that are not at his level of fame, as well? I mean, look at the people Niall and Liam are mixing and interacting with, and then look at who Louis is linked to—problematic X Factor contestants, JA, and that’s Pretty M*ch it.

So, I’m not hopeful about the quality and purity of upcoming promo. I would love to be wrong. But… I mean. Where are we now? A non-televised, non-publicised performance at a local radio event, where he debuted his next single for an article on their website that said he performed Just Hold On, didn’t mention his new single, and devoted a whole paragraph to the kid. He hasn’t been seen anywhere in weeks and weeks except for stalker service or with the beard for tabloid articles that don’t sell him or his music. No press except about his fatherhood and a bit of nouis, not even for his EMA win. Hardly anyrelevant SM activity. Just the Royal Variety performance announced to date.

It doesn’t look good.

And, you know, probably just me projecting and reading too much into it, but his answer to the superhero question has always made me kind of sad. It makes me think of all the time he’s lost and everything he is missing out on in his life and career because of all the shit he’s been saddled with. :(

[efflorescence] - bakudeku; hanahaki, 4/?

as beautiful as they were, he grew tired of the sight (and taste) of green chrysanthemums after the first petal fell from his mouth.

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The bus ride to their training location was frustrating to say the least.

Iida had previously instructed them to line up according to their assigned seats, but thankfully with the bus’s layout, it didn’t allow for that to come to fruition. Bakugou had sighed and thanked whatever higher power would listen that he didn’t have to spend a bus ride seated next to Midoriya.

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anonymous asked:

Oookay, so what's with that "It seems the only thing I'm good at is disappointing people"-tag in your answer to the anon-ask about requests? o: I don't know you very well (yet), so of course I can't rly judge that statement. But even in that short time, I myself have never been disappointed from you. You are a kind person, gifted with the wonderful talents of drawing, and stayin in-character when RP'ing / answering asks. You are awesome, and I want you to know that. *sends lots of love and hugs*

This response is extremely late as I’ve been meaning to go to these a while back. My sincerest apologies for making you all wait, again. I’ll place everything under a read more as a little bit of this post might be negative for some. So please bare with me for a small moment, please. 

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Some thoughts on the Seunghyun hate.

Marijuana can be polarizing. Some people think it should be legalized – or at least decriminalized – while some people think it should remain illegal and even advocate for harsher sentencing. Some people think of it as a very dangerous substance and others see it as harmless, even beneficial. 

With regards to Seunghyun, opinions will vary on whether or not smoking marijuana was, moralistically, a bad thing to do. Some argue that smoking weed is not a big deal. Some argue that it was a terrible mistake on his part. Some might be in favour of legalization but still think it was a stupid decision on his part, or that it was wrong of him to break the law.

And of course, there are those who will send messages, cowardly hiding behind the anonymous feature, calling him a low-life drug addict and telling his fans that they should be ashamed to support him.

Whatever you think of his marijuana use – no big deal, stupid but forgivable, etc. – writing someone off as a lowlife for a one-time use of marijuana, accusing them of addiction is ridiculous. I get that there are differences of opinion; our religious, political, and cultural upbringings divide us, even in countries like mine, where the current Prime Minister has promised marijuana legalization by next year. But many influential, well-respected people have used marijuana, and whether or not you think that was wrong of them I don’t think it should detract from their humanity. 

Various leaders of countries, Nobel laureates, successful CEOs, great writers, musicians, and artists have had a history of marijuana usage. Francis Crick, a co-discoverer of DNA, was known for his usage of marijuana and LSD. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have admitted to using both marijuana and LSD (so if you’re typing vitriolic messages about Seunghyun on either a Microsoft product or an Apple product, please take a moment to appreciate the irony).

There is commentary to be made about the negative presence of drugs in society and especially in artistic communities. The tortured artist trope exists for a reason. Drug addiction is a problem that needs to be addressed. We shouldn’t see so many tragic, young losses of life due to drug abuse.

Obviously in a country with such strict laws, smoking marijuana was unwise. But one-time marijuana usage is hardly drug abuse, let alone addiction. Furthermore, even if Seunghyun were addicted to drugs, treating him like the scourge of society would not be the right approach. Addiction is a mental illness. It is a disease. Those who experience it deserve our sympathy and our hope. We should want them to heal. We shouldn’t tell them that they can never redeem themselves. 

I know that this will be lost on the anon spreading hate about Seunghyun. They seem determined to hate him, and I find it unlikely that anything I or anyone else says will sway their opinion. But I wanted to say something anyway. Seunghyun isn’t perfect. BIGBANG aren’t perfect. Maybe that’s why I like them so much, relate to them so strongly. I’m not perfect either. We’re all just humans trying our best and sometimes we fuck up. I would always rather support someone going through a difficult time and hope for them to heal than kick them when they’re down.

anonymous asked:

i know this isn't the right place to ask, but i couldn't find anyplace else... how did you know you were nonbinary? how does it feel different to being the gender you were born as? i'm trying to figure some things out

you’re always welcome to ask me about gender stuff !! i’m not an expert but i can tell you about my own experiences and my nonbinary friends’ experiences :’)

i’ve been very.. neutral for ages tbh?? before puberty really hit me i was always mistaken for a boy with my short hair and masculine clothing and i loved it. i thought it was fun to confuse people a little bit, and i didn’t really feel like “other girls”. i always thought i was just being a butch lesbian and weird, and i honestly just.. couldn’t give a shit about my gender roles or anything like that. when my features got more feminine and people started to call me a lady and a girl the dysphoria kicked in. it didn’t feel right at all

so i learned about some terms and found demigirl and i used that one for a while, but it still had the “girl” part which didn’t feel right so i was just doing my thing without any labels for some time. i knew i wasn’t a girl and not a boy either, but i was confused as hell. it didn’t help that i was dating this girl who always called me her girlfriend and i was just being told i was a Girl and a Lesbian. she didn’t believe that nonbinary identities were real so i kinda pushed it aside, trying to make myself believe that she was right even though she wasn’t

but then after we broke up early this year i finally let myself truly embrace my identity, i guess? i started only using they/them pronouns, and i found the label agender which fits me very well. i just don’t feel like anything? not a girl and not a boy and not fluid, i’m just a formless blob. whenever someone calls me a girl it’s like… a sour taste in my mouth and i wanna hide from the world. it’s the worst rip

and idk how to describe the feelings really because i’ve always been this way? i’ve always felt so neutral, nowhere in the gender binary and not following any gender rules. i’m just me? and this year i’ve learned to accept that and realised that it’s okay to be like that

i hope you figure things out bub, i’m sorry if this was completely useless ghdjghjs but usually if people calling you by typical terms related to your assigned gender (dude/bro, lady/ma’am etc.) makes you feel weird and you enjoy doing things that don’t fit your assigned gender then those are pretty big trans signs to me. also the fact that when people called me a boy i got so happy and i didn’t know why. that’s.. also a big trans sign

Common experiences of lesbians who don’t know they’re lesbians yet

 Out of curiosity, I recently googled “Am I lesbian quiz”. Half the “Are You a Lesbian” quizzes just asked outright, “Are you attracted to women?” as though that isn’t the very answer a questioning lesbian is trying to figure out. The other half marked me as heterosexual for things like owning more nail varnish than dogs. I hope this list will give you more nuanced ideas to think about as you explore your identity.

These experiences are all really common among - but not universal or exclusive to - people who later realize they’re lesbians and find a comfortable home in the lesbian label and community.

It’s mostly stuff that I and other lesbians I know have wished we knew when we were first coming to grips with our lesbian identities, because the fact is it takes a long time to discover how common a lot of these experiences are among lesbians, and not knowing what to look for when trying to figure out if you’re a lesbian can be hard.

‘Attraction’ to men

  • Deciding which guys to be attracted to – not to date, but to be attracted to – based on how well they match a mental list of attractive qualities
  • Only developing attraction to a guy after a female friend expresses attraction to him
  • Getting jealous of a specific female friend’s relationships with guys and assuming you must be attracted to the guys she’s with (even if you never really noticed them before she was interested in them)
  • Picking a guy at random to be attracted to
  • Choosing to be attracted to a guy at all, not just choosing to act on it but flipping your attraction on like a switch – that’s a common lesbian thing
  • Having such high standards that literally no guy meets them – and feeling no spark of attraction to any guy who doesn’t meet them
  • Only/mostly being into guys who are gnc in some way
  • Only/mostly being attracted to unattainable, disinterested, or fictional guys or guys you never or rarely interact with
  • Being deeply uncomfortable and losing all interest in these unattainable guys if they ever indicate they might reciprocate
  • Reading your anxiety/discomfort/nervousness/combativeness around men as attraction to them
  • Reading a desire to be attractive to men as attraction to them
  • Having a lot of your ‘guy’ crushes later turn out to be trans women

Relationships with men

  • Dreading what feels like an inevitable domestic future with a man
  • Or looking forward to an idealized version of it that resembles literally no m/f relationship you’ve ever seen in your life, never being able to picture any man you’ve actually met in that image

  • Being repulsed by the dynamics of most/all real life m/f relationships you’ve seen and/or regularly feeling like “maybe it works for them but I never want my relationship to be like that”

  • Thinking you’re commitmentphobic because no relationship, no matter how great the guy, feels quite right and you drag your feet when it comes time to escalate it

  • Going along with escalation because it seems like the 'appropriate time’ or bc the guy wants it so bad, even if you personally aren’t quite ready to say I love you or have labels or move in together etc.

  • Or jumping ahead and trying to rush to the ‘comfortably settled’ part of relationships with guys, trying to make a relationship a done deal without investing time into emotional closeness
  • Feeling like you have to have relationships with guys and/or let them get serious in order to prove something, maybe something nebulous you can’t identify

  • Only having online relationships with guys; preferring not to look at the guys you’re interacting with online; choosing not to meet up with a guy even if you seem very into him and he reciprocates and meeting up is totally realistic
  • Getting a boyfriend mostly so other people know you have a boyfriend and not really being interested in him romantically/sexually
  • Wishing your boyfriend was more like your female friends
  • Wishing your boyfriend was less interested in romance and/or sex with you and that you could just hang out as pals
  • Thinking you’re really in love with a guy but being able to get over him in such record time that you pretend to be more affected than you are so your friends don’t think you’re heartless
  • After a breakup, missing having a boyfriend more than you miss the specific guy you were with
  • Worrying that you’re broken inside and unable to really love anyone

Sex with men

  • Having sex not out of desire for the physical pleasure or emotional closeness but because you like feeling wanted
  • OR: preferring to 'be a tease’ to feel wanted but feeling like following through is a chore
  • Only being comfortable with sex with men if there’s an extreme power imbalance and your desires aren’t centred
  • Using sex with men as a form of self-harm
  • Feeling numb or dissociating or crying during/after sex with men (even if you don’t understand that reaction and think you’re fine and crying etc for no reason)
  • Being bored with sex with men/not understanding what the big deal is that makes other women want it
  • Doing it anyway out of obligation or a desire to be a good sport/do something nice for him
  • Never/rarely having sexual fantasies about specific men, preferring to leave them as undetailed as possible or not thinking about men at all while fantasizing
  • Having to make a concerted effort to fantasize about the guy you’re “attracted” to

Early interest in women

  • Not recognizing past/current crushes on women until you’ve come to grips with your attraction to women
  • Being unusually competitive, shy, or eager to impress specific women when you’re not that way with anyone else
  • Wanting to kiss your female best friend on the mouth for literally any reason (”to practice for boys” included)
  • Getting butterflies or feeling like you can’t get close enough when cuddling with a close female friend
  • Looking at a close female friend and feeling something in your chest clench up and being overwhelmed with love for her - love you may read as platonic
  • Having had strong and abiding feelings of admiration for a specific female teacher, actor, etc., growing up that were deep and reverent
  • Having had an unusually close relationship with a female friend growing up that was different and special in a way you couldn’t articulate
  • Thinking relationships would be simpler “if only I were attracted to women/my best friend who would be perfect for me if she/I weren’t a girl”
  • When a female friend is treated badly by a man, having your protective thoughts turn in the direction of “if I was him/a man I’d never do that to her/my girlfriend”
  • Being utterly fascinated by any lesbians you know/see in media and thinking they’re all ultra cool people
  • Having your favourite character in every show be that one gay-coded or butch-looking woman (like Shego from Kim Possible or Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica)
  • Feeling weirdly guilty and uncomfortable in locker rooms etc., when your female friends are less clothed than they normally would be around men and being more careful not to look than they are

The 'straight’ version of you

  • Thinking that all straight girls feel at least some attraction to women
  • Thinking that your interest in seeing attractive women/scantily clad women/boobs is an artificial reaction caused by the objectification of women in media
  • Being really into how women look “aesthetically”/“just as artistic interest”
  • Thinking it’s objective and uncontested that almost all women are way more attractive than most men
  • Being a really intense LGBT+ “ally” and getting weirdly emotional about homophobia but assuming you’re just a Really Good Ally and v empathetic
  • Having like half your friend group from school turn out to be LGBT+
  • Getting emotional or having a strong reaction you don’t understand to f/f love stories etc.
  • Having had people think you were gay when you had no suspicion you were gay

Exploring attraction to women

  • Feeling like you could live with a woman in a romantic way, even if you can’t imagine doing anything sexual with a woman
  • Feeling like you could enjoy sexual interaction with a woman, even if you can’t imagine having romantic feelings for a woman
  • Thinking you couldn’t be a lesbian because you’re not attractive enough, cool enough, or otherwise in the same league as most of the women you know
  • Interacting with het sex/romance in media by imagining yourself in the man’s position or just never/rarely imagining yourself in the woman’s position
  • Really focusing on the women in het porn
  • Being really into the idea of kissing/being sexual with a woman 'to turn guys on’
  • Being really annoyed when guys actually do express interest in watching or joining in when you do that
  • Only feeling/expressing attraction to or sexual interest in women when you’re inebriated or otherwise impaired

Gender Feelings

  • Having a lot of conflicting gender feelings that are only possible to resolve once you understand you are/can be a lesbian
  • Thinking that being gnc and feeling a disconnect from traditional womanhood mean that you can’t be a woman even if that’s what feels closest to right - many lesbians are gnc and many lesbians feel disconnected from traditional womanhood since it’s so bound up in heteropatriarchy
  • Knowing you’re attracted to women and not being able to parse that (esp + any gender nonconformance) as gay, taking a long time to figure out if you’re a straight man or a lesbian
  • Being dysphoric about the parts of you that make straight men think your body is owed to them, having to figure out what that dysphoria means for/to you
  • Knowing you’re attracted to women, but feeling weirdly guilty and uncomfortable trying to interact with them as a straight man, and only later realizing you’re actually a trans lesbian
  • Knowing you’re gay, but experiencing a lot of the symptoms of comp het when you try to interact with men romantically/sexually, and only later realizing you’re a trans lesbian and not a gay man
  • Being nonbinary and taking a long time to sort through being able to respect/understand your nonbinary identity and your lesbianness at the same time

Considering lesbianism

  • Wanting to be a lesbian but feeling like if you don’t already know you are one you can’t be
  • Feeling guilty about wanting to be a lesbian, feeling like you’re just attention-seeking or trying to be trendy
  • Suppressing your lesbian dreams because you think exploring that desire would mean you’re a bad/homophobic person using lesbianness selfishly
  • Wishing you were a lesbian to escape the discomfort of dating men
  • Fantasizing about how much fun it would be to be a lesbian and just be with women/a specific woman, but thinking that can’t be for you
  • Worrying that some of your past attraction to men was actually real so you can’t be a lesbian
  • Worrying that bc you can’t be 100% sure you’re not attracted to men and can’t be 100% sure you won’t change your mind, you can’t be a lesbian
  • Worrying that you only want to be a lesbian because of trauma and that means your lesbianness would be Fake
  • Worrying that trauma-induced complications in how you experience sex (e.g., a habit of self-harming via sex w men or a fear of any sex at all) mean you’re not a Real Lesbian

Every item on this list is common among Real Lesbians. It’s all Normal Lesbian Stuff. If you’re worried that you can’t be a lesbian even though it’s the life you really want for yourself, I hope this gives you permission to explore that. You are allowed to be a lesbian. 

And if you’re not sure yet – if you took the time to read this entire thing because you’re curious about your identity, if you identified with a bunch of items on this list – you may or may not be a lesbian, but friend, you almost certainly aren’t cishet. Welcome.

(I’d love to hear other things lesbians wish you’d known were A Thing when you were first exploring your identity!)

You know what breaks my heart? Kids who were always told that they were too smart and used to be overachievers but now they have depression and anxiety and other mental illnesses and can’t recover because the bar was always too high for them and they just sit and suffer silently watching everyone else get on with life while trying to be what they used to and trying not to commit suicide but they can’t talk about it because “You’re smart you’re gonna figure it out yourself ” .
Nothing is more disappointing than knowing that no one will help you as you sink deeper and deeper into darkness and believing that all your high hopes and dreams will remain dreams forever.
I feel you kids. You are not alone .

10

I’ve been exploring Junkertown and taking tons of screenshots, and here are some thoughts. I am so sorry for the massiveness of this post omg, please feel free to blacklist #long post if you need to!

  • The Queen of Junkertown is a BABE and I’m in love with her and also very gay. Also the flag of Junkertown is bomb, and I adore looking at all the various signage, it adds so much flavor to the map
  • Even a lawless society has to have a few rules, and those rules basically amount to: start shit, get hit
  • Junkrat and Roadhog really are hated by everyone, oh my god. Shoot them on sight. I love it.
  • “Watch your step!” Perhaps where Junkrat got his singsong line every time he lays a trap that someone triggers?
  • Base notes:
    • It looks like they’ve got a hatch in the floor there. (Edit: It’s been confirmed that it’s a pressure plate!! There’s two of them, if two people stand on them, it opens up a hidden treasure room!)
    • They have an entire fucking vending machine of pachimari, this is the most extra thing I’ve ever seen, I’m crying
    • Roadhog makes his own hogdrogen, and it looks like it starts out as a yellow sloshy liquid.
    • There’s a fish head in their kitchen area – I’ve always believed that Roadhog’s a vegetarian because of his anti-meat patches. Maybe he’s a pescatarian? Or maybe it’s just Junkrat who’s eating the fish?
    • Lots of chains hanging from the ceiling, probably to refill Roadhog’s chain hook
    • Everyone’s already pointed out that there’s only one bed in Junkrat and Roadhog’s base. Things Roadhog needs to sleep: an oxygen tank, a fan, and food. Look at all those dirty dishes. Someone pointed out that Junkrat has his own place to sleep and argued that this proves the base is only Roadhog’s house and thus they’re not sleeping together. Which is. Such a reach, why are you so vehemently against the implications that these two are together. Anyways, Junkrat does have a couch set up in his workshop with a blanket and a pillow and a fridge and a sink, but I don’t buy for a second that he actually lives there full time. He has too much of an established presence in the base for it to be just Roadhog’s house – he’s got those grenades and spray cans everywhere, and I’m pretty sure he’s the one chugging those soft drinks by the cooler. And these assholes eat their meals together like a married couple. Junkrat’s got the tiny bowl and the normal-ish chair and the entire pot of coffee, Roadhog’s got the big bowl and the tire-seat chair and the sensible single cup of coffee (Edit: I can’t believe I didn’t notice this until someone pointed it out – they stole Roadhog’s chair from the takeaway, look!). What domestic little shits. No, Junkrat’s workshop is just a workshop with some amenities, bc the man absolutely loses track of time when he’s tinkering and it’s easier to crash in his mad lab than go back to sleep with Roadhog, imo.
    • THE PLAN: Junkrat’s boundless enthusiasm makes me smile.
    • They have two chairs on their front porch with a cooler and some drinks in between them. Imagine these two just. Sitting on the porch together and sharing a drink. They’re so married, I’m l i v i n g for this domestic shit. 
  • On the subject of Junkrat’s workshop: he actually does play cricket! Or he at least owns a cricket paddle (okay, cricket BAT, you fucking animals, i know shit about sports, just humor me w my lack of sports knowledge here)
  • Junkrat has a safe that’s covered in DANGER, NO ENTRY, GO BACK signs and that’s hilarious to me. Also hilarious: his “NO TRESPASSING“ sign over a door that’s boarded up from the inside.
  • It looks like both Junkrat and Roadhog got their tattoos at Swagman’s Needlepoint! Roadhog’s Wild Hog Power design is marked as sold. Junkrat’s bicep tattoo is also up on the wall!
  • I guess there’s?? A thriving music scene in Junkertown?? Where is the Mad Max flamethrower guitarist
Thoughts and theories post S307

We got a clue to how the different dimensions work. These three dudes are obviously iterations of the same Rick who all encountered the same event in varying degrees of severity. It could just be that these three dimensions are right next to each other, but the numbering convention suggests that they’re true splits from one original dimension, caused by that event. 

If that’s true, it means that every time a major event occurs, timelines splinter into different offshoot possibilities. The Ricks that stay most “normal” keep their original dimension number and the others take on an iteration of that number based on the level of divergence. This also helps account for how the population of the citadel bounced back so quickly after the massacre in S301. As time goes on more splits in dimensions means a constant influx of more Ricks and Mortys.

Not every rick invents the portal gun. The portal gun is rick’s ultimate source of power and what allows the citadel to exist. From what we learned from the half-truths in S301′s portal gun origin backstory, Ricks ostensibly go from dimension to dimension giving portal technology to other Ricks rather than each Rick inventing it on his own. Plus we saw in the last episode that the Mortytown Rick tries and fails to make portal fluid, and cop Rick calls it out “bootleg,” plus the factory Rick demands a portal gun because he must not be able to make one of his own. 

For the Ricks that didn’t invent their own, portal fluid and guns are regulated and not allowed to all Ricks freely. It begs the question of how many Ricks actually invented the portal gun on their own. In theory, it would only take just one figuring it out and then sharing it with all the others.

More evidence for Evil Morty = Rick’s original Morty. This has been a fan theory since Evil Morty first showed up but after S307 the evidence is even stronger. Evil Morty dodges questions about his original dimension and Rick, instead diverting with “we moved around a lot.” That basically leaves the door wide open for the reveal of him being Rick’s og Morty.

Plus, if the moving around part wasn’t a lie, that means he and Rick skipped universes Cronenberg-style more than once (Rick did say he’d pulled that stunt before). Think how disillusioned just one dimension move made our Morty, it’s no wonder Evil Morty turned into what he is if he went through multiple ruined dimensions. Beyond that, our Morty has been shown to be getting more jaded and downright cruel this season, enough that people were thinking he was turning into Evil Morty. If our Morty has devolved into his current state with just being around our Rick for a few years, imagine how the Morty our Rick was around since when he was a baby would have turned out.

Cop Rick is alive for a reason. He killed Cop Morty and turned himself in expecting to be shot off into space, but in the end he’s released by Ricks under evil Morty’s control. Him being alive still is not insignificant, even if just for the narrative and character implications more than plot reasons. 

Cop Rick’s first instinct is to trust. He trusted the Morty in the room with the crib. He trusted Cop Morty to do the right thing. He wants to believe in true justice and the goodness in people, and acts on that belief no matter the outcome for him. 

The real gut punch is he’s not just an outlier. He shows that Ricks do have an infallible sense of justice when it’s not smothered out by narcissism and nihilism. We’ve seen that our Rick, despite being an asshole, will choose to do the right thing- even if it’s the hard thing- at crucial moments: He puts the collar on Morty instead of himself when they’re falling to their deaths in the void, he turns himself in to the Galactic Federation in order to save his family. 

Cop Rick is still alive because he’s the hero our Rick would be if he wasn’t such a jaded asshole. He’s the proof that despite everything, Rick is at his core trying to be good. Maybe that kind of Rick is valuable to Evil Morty, or maybe it was just valuable to us to see this side of Rick so explicitly.

Evil Morty wants control. Evil Morty is living the ideal Morty existence, in control of himself and the universe around him. It’s all he’d want after a life where Rick was always in control, where he could do nothing to stop the machinations of the universe from nearly crushing him every adventure. As we saw really plainly with Copy Morty, when a Morty gets enough knowledge, experience, and freedom, they can’t stand being treated like sidekicks anymore. No wonder the Ricks put them in a school designed not to teach them to be more competent on adventures but instead to keep them helpless and subservient. 

It’s easy enough to follow the same trend in our Morty. He’s been fighting for more control all season– He chooses not to try to rescue Rick from prison. He’s fine with going against Rick’s plan in the Mad Max world. He’s the one who makes them go on the adventure with the Vindicators (and Rick loses his shit when he doesn’t get to be the only one saving the day anymore). And perhaps most telling, Morty’s ideal toxin-free self abandons Rick entirely and creates a situation where his whole job is to manipulate and control other people. 

Evil Morty is what happens when Morty’s struggle for power goes to it’s furthest degree. He wanted so bad to not be the sidekick anymore that he’d do anything, even if it meant becoming the villain. 

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star wars movies + quotes

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ASOIAF + (some) houses’ prominent traits
(requested by @manbunjon)

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the universe has moved for us

“That Was All You”: A Black Paladin Lance Meta

Alternatively Titled: Local Girl Digs Heels In So Hard She’s Laying on the Ground. “This Is My Home Now,” She Says.

Listen. Listen. No, I don’t know when to quit. Yes, I have a midterm tomorrow and am procrastinating. Shut up.

Now, since this is going to be long as hell (because I really don’t know when to quit), here’s a quick summary of my argument: 1. we’re building up to a leadership arc with Lance, 2. the pilot of the Black Lion depends not just on Black but on the team, and 3. Keith and Red still have a connection.

Blah blah blah, general disclaimer, I am probably could be wrong, lesgo:

Season 4 episode 6 sees the introduction of a new galra super weapon – a planet rigged to explode and take the whole solar system out with it. Right after destroying the galra stronghold on said planet, the team is suddenly surrounded by giant spire things and have no idea what they are.

And it’s Lance that makes the right call. He’s the one that not only says “hey let’s leave,” but also “and here’s how we’re going to do it.” He looks at this situation, sees a need to distance them from it immediately, and knows exactly who to delegate the task to. 

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