what's the matter now

casual-laurie  asked:

(Please ignore me if these asks are getting too much) Does Luigi remember being Mr L? How did Mario feel about having to fight his brother?

(I never get asks on this blog but I love having them here!)

Sometimes there are days when Luigi looks in the mirror, and he feels like something’s off. 

And there are weird things which catch his attention some of the time. 

And his thunderhand changed after one of Mario’s adventures for some reason. It’s green now. 

As for Mario, no matter what happens, he’ll always have unconditional support for his younger brother. 

I love Jung Hoseok 💛☀️💛

I used to be one of those people who didn’t like Mary and Gray’s relationship and avoided their rival events at all costs. Replaying MoFT after seven years though, I realized how drab Gray’s life is if he didn’t befriend her (he’d just go to the Blacksmith shop, then the Inn and back and never got to visit Mother’s Hill or go elsewhere. Basically it’s the same routine for him). Plus, their relationship is so well balanced, they treat each other as equals who aspire to become better. It doesn’t just involve one of them being spoiled with gifts and compliments. They’re just simple and quiet people who enjoy one another’s company, and I think that’s what matters. Now, I see them as the best canon relationship in Mineral Town!

Ah, yes, of course. Qrow has shared with everyone the approximate coordinates of the Bronwen’s central encampment. No matter what happens, right now the only thing left to do is act.

Raven terrifies me. Just letting you know.

Or rather, acting now may be a very bad idea.

With Mistral in chaos, the Council that governs it will simply not supply Leo and the gang with Huntsmen to assist in this petty squabble with a simple bandit camp. No way in hell. And there’s no way Qrow, Leo, and four novice Huntsmen could take on Raven, an entire bandit camp of hardened warriors, and should the worst case scenario come to pass, an angry Maiden who will fight against the threat of being detained and dragged back into duty.

Those odds sound pretty dang impossible to me, yeah.

Russingon - flowercrowns

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irons in the fire moving on, moving on
feel no glory, feel no pain

He watches the ships burn.

If he closes his eyes against the light maybe they’re not here, not with a entire sea between them. Maybe they’re somewhere softer, where nothing else matters except what is here, what is now, what doesn’t taste like cinder in his mouth. 

Maybe they can stay where the scent of peonies presses soft against his fingertips while he braids a green crown into something they will never wear. Maybe he can fall asleep to the sound of harpstrings and the taste of green earth against his teeth. 

Maybe, maybe.

Maybe forever doesn’t taste like cold iron and despair; like a voice on a breeze, little more than a dream of petals on the breeze,

i keep trying to memorize every detail of the moments i live in. in the soreness of my legs from standing so long at a concert, the chill of the night, the patterns of a tablecloth, the oily texture in my mouth after eating fried bananas. i keep trying to memorize the feelings, the quiet contentedness, the laughter, the excitement. i keep trying to memorize the people, their smiles, the way they speak, what makes them laugh. i’m constantly on the cusp of the next part of my life and that’s just so.. strange. but it makes it so much easier to find happiness no matter what’s happening to me, in a way? because i’m already kind of looking at life with those rose-colored glasses of nostalgia, simply because i know these are times i’ll never be able to live again, and these are people i might not always have, and that makes it so much easier to appreciate everything i might miss later. 

How Dan and Phil probably broke up #57
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every time i show up, blow up

If you want to succeed in your life, remember this phrase. The past does not equal the future. Because you failed yesterday; or all day today, or a moment ago, or for the last six months; the last 16 years, or the last fifty years of life doesn’t mean anything…all that matters is what are you going to do, right now.
—  Anthony Robbins
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Z Nation meme | four relationships [¼]  —– Murphy and Warren

I’m counting on you.

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Now I can kill the woman you love. No, you can’t.

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Here is the Metallica “Nothing Else Matters” intro section to 13x01 Lost and Found (and the season’s opener) thanks to Wayward Winchester on YouTube.

These season openers often narrate the thematic arc and its threads to come, and this one does so beautifully.

Firstly, there is an extended sense of family here. So when Metallica croons “Nothing else matters,” that is, thanks to the image juxtapositions, clearly a reference to family, but that family includes Bobby, Jodie, Eileen, Cas, Jack (ambivalently of course)  and even (for Dean) Crowley, as well as Mary, Sam and Dean. 

Family don’t end in blood = a key season theme. And one that also nicely sets up Wayward Sisters, as we get both Jodie and Claire shots.

We see first of all what has been lost and found (the episode is, after all, called “Lost and Found”).

Firstly, Dean finding Mary thanks to Amara’s resurrection, at the start of the previous season:

Then Castiel, also from 12x01 Keep Calm and Carry On, crashing to earth through the mystery spot sign after an angelic banishing.

These are the key figures who have been previously found (both resurrected after death, Castiel several times, Mary once) and are now presumed dead again, but will, of course, eventually be found by Sam and Dean once more as S13 progresses. 

Losing and finding Cas and Mary = emotionally central to the season.

“So close, no matter how far” croons Metallica, as Dean and Mary embrace.

 Yes, we know about Dean’s special connection to his mother and all the changes that connection has been through following her return from the dead, as Dean has had to confront her as a living person, not an idealised memory, but how he loves her still no matter what, and now longs for her once again.

This theme about growing emotionally through revisiting family trauma as an adult, a key theme last season, will continue to be key this season.  

“Forever trusting who we are,” sings Metallica as we get first a Sam/ Eileen hug and then a Dean/ Cas hug immediately following. 

Subtext alert - this direct parallel positions the two relationships as equivalent and therefore equally coded as romantic. Although, hello heteronormativity, this relies on the previous textual signalling of a Sam/ Eileen romantic interest, which took all of 5 seconds for the general audience to get and it’s 9 seasons and counting for Dean/ Cas subtext. However, the parallel is edited in here deliberately. Carefully juxtaposed with the words, “Trusting who we are,” which have a special meaning for LGBTQ+ people, because… that’s always a journey.

This Metallica song is, by the way, a love song, written by James Hetfield whilst on the phone to his girlfriend (see the Wiki page). 

Dean/ Cas continues as a subtextual thread this season (no surprises there, and no promises it will do anything except remain subtextual, but hey, I’d rather have you, cursed or not).  

“And nothing else matters,” Metallica continue as we get Winchester family photos, Sam, Dean and Mary hugging at the bunker, and both Sam and Dean helping Cas to his feet after he almost died following the stabbing with the Michael lance. 

Family is what matters and Castiel is included in the Winchester family. 

Metallica continues, “I’ve never opened myself this way,” as we look straight into Dean’s face.

Uh huh. This both references Dean’s “profound bond” with Cas, and his bond with his mother. The textual covers the sub-textual, as the next shot we get is of Mary. 

Sam’s grief at losing Eileen, is once again paralleled with Dean’s grief at losing Cas, as the song continues, crooning, “Never cared for what they say,” as we see Dean yelling “Nooooooo” at losing Cas to Jack’s power and then Eileen dead with Sam leaning over her sorrowfully.

We also see Cas’ death at the hands of Lucifer and Dean yelling “Nooooooo” again…

Key takeaway - the subtext is strong with this season… (although isn’t it sad that the trope of grief for a dead “buddy” as a permissible way to show masculine love persists, whilst a simple, living, reciprocated declaration remains so hard). 

The final shot of Jack, immediately follows Dean kneeling by Cas’ body, making it clear that, as far as Dean is concerned he lost  the love of his life his best friend and all he got was a shitty Nephilim in exchange: 

This places Dean, of course, in John Winchester’s shoes, who lost the love of his life, Mary (however much their relationship was full of fault lines) and had to become a sole parent to two traumatized boys. Dean is filled with resentment towards Jack, just as John clearly was about his situation, which, as we know, led to some bad parenting. 

So, the Sam and Dean parenting dichotomy - another key theme of S13  - is clearly set up here too and carries on as the episode progresses, with Dean wanting to kill Jack and Sam wanting to give him the benefit of the doubt. Because being parents themselves is bound to bring up A LOT OF OLD STUFF, such as Dean having had to be Sam’s parent and Sam feeling “tainted” with demon blood, hence his empathy for Jack as Lucifer’s son.

Overall, this is going to be an emotion focused season… 

Oh balls, here we go…..! 

Thesis: People hate social media and the concept of internet friends because it breaks through societal control of social interactions. White kids who live in towns that are 98% white aren’t supposed to have black or brown friends. Teenagers aren’t supposed to know 15 other kids their age who are LGBT, lest they question their own gender and/or sexuality. There are people who hate that kids and young adults are making friends in places other than school, work, place of worship, places within the local community, and family connections, because those are the places where you meet people who are “your kind”, and now it doesn’t matter what worldview adults try to instill in their children. They can be exposed to several other world views, some of which may conflict with the one they were brought up with, by talking to people online from 5 different countries.