Sign as yourself, if you’ve already signed, sign for your parents, your siblings, your friends, your friends’ parents, your friends’ siblings, your distant relatives, your cat, your dog, etc. But SIGN.
I’m now tagging people with a lot of followers in hopes they’ll reblog so more people see this and remember the VERY VERY IMPORTANT PETITIONS.
If Disney were the reason chemistry can’t happen between Rilucas when dating then what the hell was that campfire bit between Lucaya when they weren’t dating? Was the show suddenly not on Disney for a few minutes?
I know its pretty late to be doing this, but Girl Meets World has just aired its last new episode on Disney Channel and I got a bit emotional. Hence why there’s no banner. Just a shoutout to some people I’ve met through the show and other blogs that I love and will continue following.
@greg-serrano of course you’re first because i literally bring you up to my irl friends and I’m so glad we can rant to each other and tell each other about our days. @mayahasfriarshart leah is too pure for this world and ever since you fought to get chocolate late at night you’ve been my hero, but i wish you all the best and i definitely want to keep up with you. @veronicalodgcs I’ve been following you forever and I’ve seen we’ve agreed on stuff but we’ve only been talking for a little while and you literally brighten me up, well actually sadden me with our otps, but you make me laugh because you’re outrageous and dramatic and i love it.
Maybe i’m just insanely biased (even though i try not to be) and i’m really trying to understand different points of view in this fandom (kinda), but this one just…..idek. If this wasn’t the story they wanted to tell, what was GMTexas for? Why go through all of that, with Lucas riding a bull, Riley discovering Mayas feelings, and most importantly, the CAMPFIRE SCENE!!!!! My goodness, it’s like people forget about this, and it really confuses me. It was one of (if not the) biggest moment in season 2. And all of that, just to say that it wasn’t the story they wanted to tell? But if i’m not mistaken, didn’t the writers say they were planned well in advanced? Oh ok, I thought so. @bmgmw @bmwwritinggmw @cowboyandshortstack @theowldetective @westwingwolf
You guys are way better at this than I am, maybe you can share your thoughts?
GM the New Teacher: an episode which is partly about a narrow-minded principal who insists that a comic book isn’t literature and shouldn’t/can’t be studied as if it’s on the level with a classic novel…versus a teacher who says a comic book CAN be literature and studied as such.
Let it marinate for a moment that Michael Jacobs himself wrote this episode. GMtNT isn’t the first time a show of his has presented and defended the idea that a “lowly” genre can be literary. If Jacobs feels this way about other peoples’ work in “lowly” forms of fiction, what on earth makes anyone think he doesn’t feel the same way about his own work?
BMW certainly had its literary elements, but GMW takes it to a whole new level. A lot of the things I point out in the show are literary devices: allusions, dramatic irony, metaphors, etc. These devices are very basic tools in a professional writer’s toolkit (amateurs may use them as well, but pros ABSOLUTELY do—yes, even when the work is primarily targeted to young people).
One thing I am sick to death of in this fandom is watching adults tell young people that a show targeted to kids and teens can’t be literary and shouldn’t be looked at that way. Say what you will about me, I don’t have an account dedicated mostly to encouraging young people NOT to think. Not only is this pervasive anti-intellectual attitude in the GMW fandom an inadvertent insult to the writers and the craft of writing, it flies in the face of a long history of multilayered & literary works targeted primarily to younger people. From Dr. Seuss to J.K. Rowling, children’s media has a long history of being written with double and deeper meanings as well as a long history of appealing to adults as well as the target audience.
So, next time someone tells you not to think more deeply about GMW because there’s “no way” a kid’s show could ever be more than just what it appears to be on the surface…remember how Jacobs himself wrote Principal Yancy as the villain and Harper as the hero when it came to whether or not a “lowly” form of art like a comic book could be studied/analyzed like a work of literature.
But then I thought, if I cared
about the other seven billion out there instead of just me, that’s probably a much
better use of my time. See, if I were Princess of Genovia, then my thoughts and
the thoughts of people smarter than me would be much better heard; and just
maybe those thoughts could be turned into actions.
So this morning when I woke up I was Mia Thermopolis.
But now, I choose to be forevermore,
Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi: