wow i'm actually posting something what

When You're Twitter Famous
  • Famous Gal: *phone constantly getting notifications*
  • Friend: Whoa, who's firing up your inbox?
  • Famous Gal: Hmm?
  • Friend: Your phone is going off like crazy.
  • Famous Gal: Oh, those are just my twitter notifications. I don't even notice them anymore.
  • Friend: I didn't know you were on twitter.
  • Famous Gal: Yeah, I know. I have a bit of a presence there, but nothing big.
  • Friend: How many followers do you have?
  • Famous Gal: Uhm I think it was something like 45,839.
  • Friend: Wow, holy shit. I only have like 40. You're famous.
  • Famous Gal: Eh, I'm not really famous. *checks phone* Oh, that's actually 47,328 now. I guess that post I made is making some minor rounds. *sparkle eyes*
  • Friend: ...So how do you even get that many followers?
  • Famous Gal: You just have to post the right things. Like, look at this.
  • Friend: Whoa, that post has so many notes!
  • Famous Gal: Yeah because it's so weird. You have to find weird things and screenshot them, like one time I found this dude who had a fetish for women sharpening butcher knives but he was also an open fascist so I screenshotted the shit out of him. People tore him to shreds and I got so many followers! Oh, and then once I found this Britney Spears twitter bot that only tweets "help me", but it got deactivated. Oh, then someone tried to roleplay with me as Twilight Sparkle in my DMs.
  • Friend: You're verified too! You're totally famous! Stop bullshitting!
  • Famous Gal: Of course I'm verified. I work in broadcasting, you doof.
  • Friend: Don't you just switch out advertisement tapes at the cable company?
  • Famous Gal: Listen, the fine details really don't matter. All I'm saying is it's not that big of a deal. Yes, I'm twitter verified and have tons of followers and fans and am also in a group chat with Eric Andre, Rebecca Sugar, Anthony Fantano, the guy who wrote Homestuck, everyone from Chapo Trap House, some irritating Vice journalist that people just sort of tolerate, and that Omocat chick, but that's all incredibly normal.
  • Friend: Well, is this normal too? *snatches famous gal's phone and tosses it somewhere far*
  • Famous Gal: What the fuck! Why did you do it.
  • Friend: I'm sorry, it's normal. Reflexes, y'know.
  • Famous Gal: You're acting like a bitch.
  • Friend: God, it's no big deal. It's just a phone, why don't you ask the commies on Chapo Trap House to redistribute a new one for you?
  • Famous Gal: That doesn't even make sense.
  • Friend: Neither does 47k followers for a nerd who works at a cable company. *storms off*
  • Famous Gal: I can't believe her! She threw my phone somewhere into that cavernous looking system of shady alleyways. I can't picture myself actually exploring such a place just for a phone.
  • Scarfed Individual: *abruptly steps into view* No need to do so.
  • Famous Gal: Eep!
  • Scarfed Individual: Sorry for startling you. I've procured your phone. *presents phone*
  • Famous Gal: *takes phone back* Thank you.
  • Scarfed Individual: No need to thank me, I'm a fan.
  • Famous Gal: What? Really?
  • Scarfed Individual: Yes, I've been a fan of your tweets for quite a while and was pleasantly surprised when I noticed the phone that had hit my head belonged to you. I knew you were in the area. I never thought I'd get to meet you face to face, however.
  • Famous Gal: Hahaha... I don't remember ever posting anything about the area where I live.
  • Scarfed Individual: I know, that made it more difficult for me to relocate my town of residence to your own. It was even more difficult finding EXACTLY WHERE YOU LIVED. Good thing I found your phone, right. *wink* I guess all is in order now. I'll see you tonight. *abruptly walks out of view*
  • *that night*
  • Friend: *sleeping soundly*
  • *loud banging at front door*
  • Friend: Ah fuck. *grouchily gets up and answers the front door* I don't deal anymore, ask Mark. He lives across the street.
  • Famous Gal: *rushes into apartment* Help me!
  • Friend: Don't just run into my fucking house!
  • Famous Gal: I'm being stalked!
  • Friend: Unsurprising.
  • Famous Gal: This is your fault!
  • Friend: I think it's your fault for having thousands of followers on a public website.
  • Famous Gal: When you tossed my phone, some nutso fan of mine found it and now he knows where I lives.
  • Friend: Ah, sounds bad, sorry.
  • Famous Gal: That's all you have to say!?
  • Friend: I can't help the fact that you're being stalked, but alright. I was a bit of a grouch today, so I'll let you spend the night.
  • Famous Gal: *hugs friend* Thank you. You're a terrible friend, but in this moment I'd consider you barely tolerable.
  • Friend: Thanks, even though every single world you say to me further stretches the already strung out patience I have for you.
  • Famous Gal: Whatever, I'm just going to take these sheets and assume I'm allowed to sleep on your couch without actually asking permission because I honestly don't want to speak with you any longer and am slowly regretting my decision to spend the night here with you.
  • Friend: I feel the same. I'm too tired so I'll go over how much I've come to dislike you throughout the course of this single afternoon and nighttime conversation.
  • Famous Gal: Uh, yeah. Goodnight, I guess.
  • Friend: Whatever...
  • Famous Gal: *lies on the couch and wraps self in sheets* God, I'm even more tired than I thought but these sheets are so cold. *dozes off*
  • Scarfed Individual: *abruptly appears from behind couch* You can borrow my scarf, here you go. *wraps around sleeping famous gal like a bow*
  • Famous Gal: *in her sleep* Mmm your arms are so warm.
  • Individual: Indeed they are, my dear. I wish I could smooch you, my dear. Goodnight, my dear.
  • Famous Gal: *yawns* Night.
  • Individual: *his glowing eyes illuminate sleeping famous gal*
  • Famous Gal: Please turn off the lights.
  • Individual: Oh, sorry about that. *click*
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every single time i watch this scene or see gifs of it i’m always so confused like

the last time we saw them, drax and gamora were sitting down and peter was looking at his picture of hasselhoff, so they clearly started off in the same room

was it like gamora went to the bathroom or something and came back, and peter’s all like “wow i haven’t seen gamora in two whole minutes look at her 😍”

what the heck is he gonna be like once they’re actually dating

  • me: being called pretty is really not that meaningful to me. there are so many things i value more than that about myself. i want to be appreciated for my character. tell me i'm funny. tell me i'm talented. tell me i'm an insightful conversationalist. tell me something that's actually emotionally fulfilling.
  • anyone: wow you look so pretty!!
  • me: WHAT?? OH MY GOD THANK YOU! THAT IS SO KIND OF YOU YOU'RE TOO SWEET!
  • me: [melts into a puddle you couldn't dip your ankles in]
  • me: [bc i'm shallow]
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okay i’m sorry i just need to talk about this more. even more than the entire episodes we’ve had in both link joker and so far in legion mate focusing on kai’s tendencies towards self-hate and how destructive his tendency to cut out people from his life is, i think this one line here may just be the most important thing that has ever happened in regard to his character development thus far.

both pre-series and during the show itself, kai’s personality has changed multiple times - most prominently, after the incidents with ren and his parents, and after giving into link joker. while both of these times this happened partly due to other reasons, it is very likely that he adopted these personas to push people away - to protect himself from being hurt by others again, and to stop himself from hurting others, respectively.

before the link joker incident, he constantly acted on his own because he thought it was a necessity. then, this ended up indirectly causing his submission to void, which only made his self-esteem plummet even further. by the time the final battle with aichi rolled around, he had truly realized just how destructive his actions and habits had been and could be, to both himself and the people around him.

and yet, because he was just that far gone, he saw taking these self-destructive tendencies to their absolute extreme as the only option left. it wasn’t until aichi made him realize that he had people he could rely on that he relented.

and now, here we are, thirteen episodes later. and he’s saying this. his opinion of himself is still obviously pretty shot because of all that’s happened in his life, and he knows it. but he’s okay with it. he’s okay with his faults and his shortcomings, because he has people that he knows will accept him, flaws and all. he has, for the time being, come to terms with himself. in a way, it’s similar to the development aichi had towards the end of season one when he accepted both his “light” and “dark” side during the fight with ren as both parts of himself. but, what matters the most is that while kai is not okay, he’s well on his way to being okay and he knows that. i think we could probably all learn something from kai tosihiki (wow. i can’t believe the day has come that i’ve actually typed that sentence out in earnest).

huh. maybe there is something special to this whole “mate” thing after all.