why do i keep rewatching the ending

At what point did Saitama just start eating lunch on the edge of super tall buildings? When he became essentially invincible and there was no risk to it? Before that point when he just felt like it? To get a better overview of the place nearby to keep a lookout for monsters? I can’t help but wonder why he started doing this since it seems to be a regular thing for him???

……….Why does Genos have no issues with doing the same???????? \

My Problem with Gil.

I have a problem with Gaston’s kid is Descendants 2. 

What is this problem you ask? We already had a perfect kid for Gaston to have. Or should I say… kids. Gaston Jr and Gaston the Third from the Isle of the Lost books were perfect kids for Gaston. PERFECT.

First off they were twins which is a great step up for humour. Whilst towards the end of the story Gaston gets threatening - most remember Gaston as being a more comical villain which is a trait found in his sons and what Disney is (or appears to be) trying to play up with Gil.  

Secondly, they technically they can be terrifying. In Return to the Isle of the Lost, they’re two large figures that could easily kill someone if they needed to. They’re brought down by their own stupidity but if Jay didn’t make them slam their heads into one another they could have caused serious damage to someone.

Thirdly they’re more like Gaston’s kids than what we’ve seen of Gil. How can I tell this? Let’s compare both of the these character’s first introductions.

In their first appearance in the novel, they’re described as doing ‘feats of strength’ to impress Evie at her 6th birthday party. They trample on top of each other and crush one another’s faces with their boots as they try to be the best. It’s pretty funny.

Gil, on the other hand, is first seen dropping into a low curtsy for Uma with a stupid grin on his face, never taking her eyes off of her. This isn’t Gaston’s kid. Why? Because it’s not how Gaston works. And it doesn’t end there. I encourage you to rewatch the entire trailer and keep your eyes out for Gil and what he is doing. It’s always something after Uma. Singing at her. Staring at her. Cheering for her.

Gaston’s humour comes off of the fact he places all his attention on himself first. Then he acknowledges other people, like Belle, who catch his fancy. He is self-centred and a show-off. Not someone who pants after another.

Which is why my little experiment works. Gaston Jr. and Gaston the Third embody that nature like their father; whereas Gil is more like LeFou.

And finally: Gil? What the hell. It’s would be TOTALLY more realistic to believe that Gaston would have called his sons after himself - just because he’s that egotistical.

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CURRENTLY POSTING

  • Life In Reverse: yeah you know this one already.
  • Steve Rogers’ Halfway House for Notorious Supervillains: What it sounds like basically.

REMEMBER THIS COLD

  • The City of Lights: I give Steve and Loki a small break, and send them for a vacation in Paris. Steve hasn’t been in seventy years, and he didn’t get to tour art museums then.
  • the hills on fire for miles: The preemptively begun Thor: Ragnarok fic for RTC because I can.
  • a partnership of convenience: Pietro and Loki on the worst road trip ever.
  • Costume Porn: what it says, seriously. (Steve/Loki.)

IN PROGRESS (MCU)

  • dunno what this fic is: The still unfortunately titled Jane&Loki go on timelooping adventures fic.
  • Into the Valley of Death Rode the Six Hundred: The “Loki wins” fic where he gloats at Steve in his spare time and then ends up fighting a war on three fronts and actually asking for help with one of them.
  • Strange Bedfellows: The “Clint and Loki are captured and undergo TERRIBLE SUFFERING and bond, sort of” fic. Hey, people do it for Tony/Loki I don’t see why I can’t go with it my way.
  • The Priesthood of Natasha Romanov: The one where Loki declares Natasha his High Priestess. She’s not really into it, though.
  • Vertical Expression of a Horizontal Wish: The roommates!verse installment that will make Steve/Loki canon in a second of my verses, because I can.
  • important gangbang fic: Important Gangbang Fic.
  • so when the birds fly South: Loki gets beat up and Steve is the one to find him and I have no idea where this is going. 
  • Tear My Castle Down: The “Loki’s punishment is to be a slave to one of the Avengers but this time it’s Steve” fic that I apparently needed to write. I feel like I should apologize? Probably I should apologize.
  • a very important threesome: The Clint/Thor/Loki fic which I am going to try to write in spite of not having any clue how it might work. Porn, hopefully?
  • which carries weight and always weighs the same: My Romanoff Big Bang fic, which is going to be a lot of “Natasha having interpersonal relationships” because I have interests.
  • Subordination: Loki acquires his first dom, Sjofn. Shit is fun. Until it isn’t.
  • Just a Shadow Upon These Walls: Steve starts seeing a ghost. Steve starts seeing a ghost that is Loki. Things get weirder from there.
  • post Svartalfheim AU: depressed Loki goes to earth after TDW, starts running into Steve randomly, somehow this becomes Steve/Loki?? idk what
  • Thunderstorms: The sequel to “there’s a hell of a good universe next door” where Thor arrives.
  • forgive the children we once were: Bucky, who freed himself substantially earlier from Hydra’s control (during The Avengers), finds Loki, wounded and near death, after the events of Thor 2. Shenanigans ensue.
  • Sword Age, Wolf Age: the Ragnarok speculative fic that will probably end up being completely jossed before it is published and is mostly an excuse for competent but reckless with his personal health and safety!Loki and Thor on a road trip.
  • Someone to Watch Over You: Loki decides Steve needs a guardian angel. He doesn’t ask Steve about it. He also doesn’t expect to get labeled a sidekick.
  • I’ll pull the devil down with me, one way or another: Thanos is coming. Loki doesn’t intend to take that lying down.
  • One lived in rage and the other in pain: Loki learns that Odin has been keeping secrets. Most significantly, the fact that he once had a brother.
  • our battles choose us: The one where Loki and Thor are both sold to the Grandmaster, with Loki as his pet and Thor as a gladiator
  • keep your heart (close to the ground): the AU where Loki never invades, so the Avengers never form, and a depressed Steve and depressed Loki meet
  • time may change me (but you can’t trace time): the fic where Loki tries to steal the Time Stone and gets stuck in a time loops. For some reason, it resets every time Steve dies.
  • Seams and Scars: Loki arrives on Midgard with his lips sewn shut. 
  • our history is coming to life again: The fic where a young Loki gets transplanted forward in time to post-The Dark World Earth. Things are not exactly going well for him. 
  • Temptation: Loki has a Steve problem.
  • Reweaving: The third installment of the Unraveling/Mending series.
  • I know I’m the curséd one: Wanda and Loki, imprisoned for their magic, have to work together to escape.
  • Here At the End of All Things: By way of the Time Stone, Loki and Steve find themselves in a very bleak future where Loki won - and then lost. Or, the Steve/Loki post-apocalyptic AU.
  • finding yourself at the end of the universe: The fic where Loki springs Steve from prison post Civil War, mostly out of spite, and they go on a dysfunctional road trip across space.
  • Meet the Parents: Loki meets Sarah Rogers in the Roommates!AU.
  • The Cold, the Dark, the Silence: It’s whump. That’s basically it. 
  • Attempt #432: Someone asked for the AU where one of Doom’s Loki-clones survived. It’s gonna be bad, folks. 
  • the ship at the end of the universe: Resolving all those emotional threads after the end of Thor: Ragnarok. Or, how to live on a refugee ship.

IN PROGRESS (NOT MCU)

  • Darkness, Darkness: The Morgana/Gwen fic set in “The Dark Tower” that I need to rewatch “The Dark Tower” for but I know it’s going to hurt me so I keep putting it off but creepy Morgana/Gwen where Morgana desperately wants Gwen to love her
  • There’s a Lesson Here, I Just Don’t Know What It Is Yet: Still need to finish this Natasha/Yelena fic, still kicking myself over using an espionage plot, why did I do that.
  • the best all lack conviction: Fenris/Anders post Dragon Age II; they bicker, a lot, and maybe make out some too, eventually. Probably I will beat them up a lot too.
  • Witches: Morrigan/Surana femslash fic, in which Merrin Surana would like to bang Morrigan and also become her.
  • The Interim: The fic about Morgana’s journey from dying of poison to coming back to Camelot dramatically changed and set on revenge.
  • how this grace thing works: The first year at Grimglass lighthouse.

FOR LATER

these are all very important clearly

anonymous asked:

Here is my problem with a lot (not all) proponants of "Ben Solo". Yes, there may well have been and probably was a "Ben Solo", just like there was an "Anakin Skywalker" - however, "Ben Solo", like "Anakin Skywalker", turned into a child killing genocidal maniac. Ben is no more, Anakin is no more. And yeah Anakin got kinda, thinly redeemed by the end, and ben may as well, but that doesnt detract from the fact they were mass murders. So ppl need to stop romantizing Kylo as still being "Ben Solo"

I think what people fundamentally misunderstand Vader’s storyline, which is why they when the place it on to Kylo it just doesn’t work. They need to go and rewatch. Vader and Luke’s relationship is pivotal. Vader is torn because of what he knows what the Emperor must do to Luke. That’s why Vader is torn, Luke keeps telling him he feels the “conflict” but what is the conflict? 

The conflict is over Luke’s life. Look and rewatch, Vader tries at every opportunity to save his son from being killed by the Emperor. He openly asks The Emperor to spare his life if he can turn him. No matter how twisted. People misunderstand Vader’s motives with Luke, he wants to turn him in order to save his life, not to rule. Twisted as it is, at the core of the story it’s still very much a father’s love for his son. 

Vader won’t kill Luke, harm him yes. He attempts to push Luke into a rage in order to turn him, but again it goes back to Vader’s quest to save his son from what he believes is certain death. That’s why the “father help me” scene is such an emotional moment, it’s the conflict come to life. Vader is literally seeing The Emperor kill his son, a moment which he was unable to prevent. Finally, Vader has to make the choice he always knew he would make. 

Vader saving Luke wasn’t redemption in my eyes, it didn’t wipe away his crimes. It was the natural course of events, Vader’s arc is clear Luke was his weakness.

This story is complicated and messy, it’s easy to confuse it with redemption. But he wasn’t, Vader was content to be Vader for two decades before Luke showed up. If Luke never showed up he happily would have continued. His problem was never with The Empire he helped created, it was with the idea of Luke’s death. Somewhere in Vader there was still some twisted sense of love for his child. Which is important to remember. 

Something we haven’t seen with Kylo. I’ve said it before, Kylo has already faced the same choice Vader faced and turned left instead of right. Kylo Ren murdering Han Solo in cold blood takes him to a place much darker then Vader ever was. We don’t see humanity in Kylo the same way we see it in Vader, we don’t see a legit conflict over killing one’s family the way we saw with Vader. 

Maybe Rian will make Leia’s his Achilles heel, but to me, it will be nothing remotely similar to Vader’s storyline. You can’t just box this into one episode, we’ve hardly seen any of Leia and Kylo’s relationship on screen.  Vader’s storyline with Luke spanned two movies which always led to the same conclusion Vader not being able to kill Luke. 

Vader and Kylo really aren’t on similar paths, that’s the beauty of Kylo’s story. He wants so much to be Vader 2.0 but in the end, he doesn’t hold any of the traits or characteristics that made Vader’s story so compelling. 

  • Spike: Why does my family keep trying to end the world?
  • Drusilla: I LOVE the Judge, and I'm excited to bring Grandmum back so her son can usher in the end of the world again.
  • Angel: After the Acathla scare, I've decided to step back and only really get involved in ending the world if there's the chance I could take down Wolfram & Hart.
  • Spike: oh for the love
I need to talk about Yuuri's "last time on the ice"

(or so he thought)

I believe this is so important since it’s the part all of us had been looking forward to the most.
(or at least before we realised gala was going to be a thing.)

Victor has been known for making every programme feel like a new beginning, but what Yuuri is going to do here is the opposite, this programme was meant to be his ending.

(Their faces before entering the rink, you can already sense a lot of feels coming up.)

There were so many different emotions in this part, from sad sobs after realising that everything was coming to an end, to happy tears after realising that the goal has been achieved.

I have always loved this programme, but this time it got even better.

We all knew that this one was going to be perfect, that all his jumps would be flawless, but the feelings it gave, oh my God.

(Definitely longer than that 3-page English essay I did last week at school, I’m putting this under the cut.)

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Thor: The Dark World (liveblog) [x]

I think it was on the director’s commentary that it was said that it was Heimdall who said to take the Aether to the Collector?  I haven’t finished that yet, but I know I read somewhere along the way that this was Heimdall’s choice, not Loki’s or Sif’s or Volstagg’s.

I love this stinger and yet I have such intense frustration over it.  We know Asgardians can get to Knowhere, whether via the Bifrost or by spaceship, it could be either.  I assume Bifrost, especially since it was Heimdall who sent them there.

Interesting because ahhhh connecting Asgard to the greater Cosmic Marvel stuff!  I want it sooooo baaaad.  I want to see them interact with the Kree (we can leave the Skrulls out of it, though) and the Nova Corps and all those!

Frustrating because I KNOW MARVEL WILL NEVER DO MUCH OF IT, despite that they had a huge, huge success with Guardians of the Galaxy (biggest August opening ever, I heard!), they either won’t take that risk with the Thor franchise or they will still doggedly continue to try to keep Thor connected to Earth because it’s easier/because they think that’s what will win them more viewers.

And it’s doubly frustrating to me because there’s not much fic that’s connected the two, as far as I’m aware, there’s not a lot of Asgardians in the greater cosmos, even after GotG came out.  You don’t know how badly I want more connection between these two, where the movies are a perfect place to streamline things and show Asgard as a major power that still works within these places, too!

How I see it… the “Nine Realms” are the ones that are the greatest of Yggdrasil’s branches, but that the Bifrost can go other places in between, just that the connection isn’t the strongest.  So, they can go to Knowhere or the Kree homeworld or Xandar, just that those places aren’t really under their stewardship.  I think these are part of the “nine trillion souls” that Heimdall sees, as well.

AND GOD I JUST WANT IT EXPLORED MORE, I LOVE THIS STUFF.

Like, why wouldn’t Asgard give the Aether to the Nova Corps, like Peter and the Guardians did with the Power Stone at the end of GotG?  Why the Collector?  I know it’s because it was easier for TDW at the time, but I want theories!  Did they think hiding it somewhere less obvious would keep it out of Thanos’ hands?  They do know about Thanos yet?  Have the Asgardians dealt with Celestials before?  Have they dealt with the Collector before?  How did Heimdall know of him?  The Collector seemed to have an idea that Asgard existed at the very least, had he interacted with Asgardians before?

SOOOO MANY QUESTIONSSSSS.

anonymous asked:

Hi im a little n00b over here and I don't understand the theory of jin being dead?? Could you explain?

I’M SO SORRY FOR HOW LONG THIS IS I NEVER MEANT FOR IT TO GET LIKE THIS BUT I JUST FEEL SO STRONGLY FOR BANGTAN AND TBH I GOT REALLY SAD WHILE WRITING THIS BECAUSE I DON’T EVEN WANT TO THINK OF JIN BEING DEAD NOPE NOPE NOPE NO THANKS BIGHIT PLEASE TAKE 10 000 STEPS AWAY FROM ME AND LET ME BE HAPPY PLS 

Also, I’m not saying that this is 100% a correct theory. I can see some flaws, and I can also see some supporting for other theories, such as a rumoured ‘Peter Pan’ theory and ‘Alternate Universe’ theory that I really wanna get around to reading because maybe it won’t hurt me as much as this theory does 

Originally posted by the-rap-man

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anonymous asked:

I watched Akira and all of Neon Genesis Evangelion way back when I was in high school, but I ended up not liking either. Do you think I should give them a rewatch because I was young then, or just wrote it off as just not for me?

Well, I have no idea who you are, so I can’t really give you any insight to your personal tastes, but I will say that it’s important to try to understand why something is considered good, even if you don’t personally enjoy it. Clearly, you’re keeping an open mind, but the whole basis of critical thinking is not so much declaring something good or bad, but identifying why it’s good or bad.

Akira is, objectively, an incredible work of art. The level of detail and commitment to fully realizing the world it takes place in is a rarity in cinema, let alone in a feature-length animated film for adults. It is literally more colorful than most other cartoons, because the animators needed a larger palette to capture the nighttime sequences.

Evangelion is fascinating because it subverts the anime trope of a group of teenagers being tasked with saving the world, presenting the whole concept as an entirely shitty situation, and then heaping on existential philosophy and Judeo-Christian mythology; meanwhile, the director was burning through his budget and having a nervous breakdown at the same time. The series is about the end of the world, and it’s production was falling apart as the series progressed; that’s about as close as you can get to a cartoon doing its own stunts.

Both of these things have tons of problems as neatly packaged pieces of entertainment. Essentially, they don’t make a lot of sense at face value, and the primary point of a show or movie is that it’s supposed to be a story that tells itself to you, and if it’s not clear in doing so, it’s failed on some level. That said, the most neatly packaged self-explanatory cut-and-dried piece of mass media won’t spark nearly as much discussion as a weird, fucked-up confusing work of art.

Media is like food; you can wolf it down quickly and thoughtlessly as means of sustenance, or you can savor every bite, while taking into consideration the ingredients, the process used to prepare it, and the paying attention to the flavor and consistency.


How I accidentally stumbled into the xenaverse.

Twas the year 2013 in the month of November. I remember it clearly because, well, it was so recent. I was looking for light entertainment and what did I get? a new verse, the xenaverse. nine months down the line and I’m still here and no idea how to get out again. apparently the exit is hidden by an invisibility cloak or some other such trickery of the gods.

I was in the mood for something that would not tax my attention span, just light, easy. scrolling and trawling the webs looking for inspiration. xena warrior princess. hm. i could recall watching a few episodes when it first aired. did not grab me then (i blame hercules which it was shown with then, i still cannot watch that, sorry).

Wasn’t it popular in lesbian circles? wasn’t there supposed to be some subtext? and there was a famous kiss right at the end? och, i bet it is another one of those where it was all just projection and wishful thinking but not delivering. what the hell, I’ll give it a go and I went in head first with the lowest expectations imaginable. I mean there is just one ambiguous kiss right at the end, right? little did I know.

So there I hopped on the ride. oooh, kicking ass, this is fun and plenty of it. wait what, did xena just kiss gabrielle?! but this is only season 2?! what is going on? ooh, musical episodes? cool. did they really just say that? hang on. hey, that is hilarious. they didn’t just, did they? wow, and what a brilliant story, that was clever. um, what just happened? really? how meta was that?! they are cycling through every possible genre and trope. but hang on, so they did it before everyone else? cool…the rest is a blur.

And so it went on and on. six seasons. my amazement transformed to speechlessness. how did I not know? why did nobody tell me? and then I was finished and what a finish it was and I did the only thing I could after an end like that. take me back to the start. I have never rewatched a series unless at least five years had passed. not once. not ever. until now.

And now I keep watching, I get withdrawal if I don’t. and all the time I notice another detail, another double entendre, another clever reference, another hommage well done and to top it all off the most epic love story and that between two women who are the main characters.

I mean it’s been nine months now. I should be bored with it. really, I should…but I actually found the tv series that has it all! whatever I like, it is there. my personal holy grail of television. what do you mean, I am exaggerating? but, but, but…ugh. yes, I am flailing, I know. maybe some rehab? bardlovers anonymous anyone?