Can we talk for a minute about how incredible Phineas and Ferb was when it came to portraying separated and blended families?
Like, first off, the Flynn-Fletchers. They’re a blended family. Linda Flynn (mother of Phineas Flynn and Candace Flynn) married Lawrence Fletcher (father of Ferb Fletcher). There is no “evil step-parent” or “ugly step-siblings”. There’s a bit of one-sided sibling rivalry, but it’s along age lines, not blend lines (Candace vs her little brothers). The characters themselves don’t ever draw any attention to the fact that they’re a blended family. When Phineas introduces his brother, it’s “my brother, Ferb” not “my step-brother”
If you weren’t paying attention to the last names that get mentioned every now and then, you might never notice.
Then, on the other side of the equation, we have the Doofenshmirtz family. Charlene and Heinz Doofenshmirtz divorced, but their daughter Vanessa is far from “caught in the middle”.
While we don’t see the exact custody arrangement, Vanessa spends some time with one parent, some time with the other. When Heinz and Charlene see each other, they seem to be on pretty good terms (though there can be some low-key snark).
And, most tellingly, when speaking to Vanessa, Charlene makes it very clear that she didn’t divorce Heinz because he was evil, but
in her words, they just didn’t get along very well and wanted different things
. (It’s played for laughs since Heinz Doofenshmirtz’s job description is literally “Evil Scientist”, but that sentiment there is still important.)
Though Heinz and Charlene aren’t compatible with each other, they haven’t pulled their daughter into their squabbles. Each one loves her very much, and each one wants her to have a good relationship with her other parent.
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tbh maybe this is unpopular but i also understand why vex would feel closer to tary than scanlan now? because i get why people are upset but i also think it’s important to remember that scanlan singled out vex for bringing kaylie and yelled at her and said that they only went to the feywild because of her “fucking daddy issues” meanwhile she literally bonded with tary because of her “daddy issues”
like idk i absolutely understand why scanlan lashed out and i was supportive of him leaving but i also think it’s perfectly reasonable for vex to feel like something broke between them and she’s just not as close with scanlan after that? because i’ve had a friendship break down like that and it’s not fun at all so idk maybe im just projecting but like……. idk
Could you point out the differences between a kangal, malakli and anatolian shepherd?
ah yes, the subtleties of the fawn-with-mask-turkish-livestock-dog-things!
ill use turkish line dogs so you can see really what the breed differences are traditionally, instead of western/euro examples of the breed which are different than middle eastern “true” shepherds
so, its like a dog thermometer but with aggression and size
turkish-line anatolian shepherd! not huge, on the lankier side of the spectrum while still being strong and sturdy. pretty much exclusively used as livestock dogs and dont do anything in fighting, although they can also be companions.
getting bigger now! kangals are a little more aggressive, a little wilder, per say. very territorial, suspicious, blah blah blah. used in fighting, but still also used as livestock dogs!
now we’ve got the big guns! malakli are the largest of the turkish shepherds, very aggressive animals and were actually bred from kangals (most say they were mixed with big mastiffs and other fighting dogs, though the exact origin to my understanding is unknown). they are pretty exclusively used for dog fights, dont do any livestock work, and tend to be the most mastiffy in appearance and often have the wrinkly faces.
now ill be totally honest, malakli and kangals often look very similar, and less “typey” examples of each breed are hard to tell apart, particularly since malakli have kangal roots anyway. likewise, a lot of kangals, especially the thinner ones, look a lot like anatolians because those breeds are also related. so really what im trying to say is that all the turkish breeds are kind of a hot mess of within themselves and they all sort of look similar and have very mixed purposes and are, quite honestly, probably still interbred with one another. the line where one ends is vague and malleable; landraces are not distinct “breeds” the way modern kennel club dogs are, and while the differences do definitely exist they are subtle and alien comparatively to how clubs view dogs.
what's a supercorp fanfic concept that's never been done that you'd like to see written?
Well, this is pretty specific, but…
A half funny half angsty slowburn fic with Lena as a villain (alter ego and all) and Supergirl as her arch nemesis. She then meets Kara Danvers during an interview for Catco, and they become instant… “friends”.
Slowly, begrudgingly, Lena finds her heart softening because of Kara.
Meanwhile, Kara begins to suspect that her new friend is hiding something terrible from her. And yet, still, she finds herself opening up to her.
Fighting their feelings by day, fighting each other by night.
You’ve seen friends to lovers, enemies to friends to lovers, and even frenemies to lovers. Now try… simultaneous friends and enemies to lovers?