I did say my next FF post wouldn’t be until 5k but this took a lot longer to reach than I was expecting. A lot of stuff’s happened to me since I said that and I lost all my motivation post anything for a few months so the follower count (understandably) dropped pretty heavily during that time.
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone the stuck around when I was doing jack shit here and to everyone that’s stopped by since. My only regret is that I don’t seem welcoming enough and I know people are nervous about talking to me because of it. I’m really sorry about that but trust me it does make me happy when people want to chat so feel absolutely free to. Believe it or not i’m actually pretty friendly!
As always, Mango luvs ya and keep being lovable! xoxo
I wanted to do a couple of sets of shoutouts but this is already longer than i’d planned so i’ll put a read more here so this doesn’t clog up any more of your dash! Here’s a list of the cool people i’m glad I got to meet through here and who i’d recommend you check out if you asked me. This was rushed and i’ve almost certainly missed plenty of people off here. Let me know if i’m a muppet and left you out and i’ll publicly shame myself in repentance/ fix my mistake!
well friend there are two kinds: there is professional baseball, wherein 9 men take turns standing in a designated spot to hit a ball, thrown by a professional ball thrower who is so admirably pushing against his body and physics itself. they hit this ball, hopefully, in a spot where their 9 opponents will not be able to catch or stop it, eventually returning to the spot they tried to hit the ball from, which counts as a run. then y’know you get enough runs you win the game. they play on a diamond because they are all about GLAMOUR,
they get in cute formation because they are all probably Beyonce fans like hi who wouldn’t be
important things to remember about the positions:
catchers have the best butts because their job is doing squats (except the dodgers’ catcher AJ Ellis BUT WE’LL GET TO THAT)
first baseman are, like, all ex catchers who decided they didn’t want to squat anymore at some point but they’re tall so that’s a plus
second base doesn’t actually play anywhere fuckin near second base that often so idk what the fuck that’s about but like sure guys let’s lie to the people. chase utley is a second baseman and he is a sociopath that tells u all u need to know tbh!!!!!
shortstops – SHOCKINGLY USUALLY SHORT. nimble. tiny sprites of the field! always delightful! (except corey seager who is a ginormous BUT WE’LL GET TO THAT)
third basemen are too tall to play shortstop so they go there. gotta be down with diving into the stands to catch a ball at some point. they will not catch the ball, but they will look SUPER RAD. the dodgers’ is tormund from game of thrones! he’s real cute. even though i hate him rn BUT WE’LL GET TO THAT.
left, right, center field – well not to be too delicate but if you’re a big ol’ herb and a good hitter and they just need a reason to have u on the field so u can be that good ass hitter for them, WELCOME 2 THE OUTFIELD SON! but they are very important. if u wanna marry a ball player these are ur dudes they can play forever.
pitchers – magical beautiful genetic freaks. every single one. their elbow will try to escape their body in protest at some point and it will be sad. their legs hold all their power so they are all shockingly thick!!!!!! but their arms aren’t IT’S REAL WEIRD but like i said– genetic freaks. i love them a lot and i will protect them forever (except for the Dodgers’ BUT WE’LL GET TO THAT)
then there is DODGER baseball, WHERE NOBODY FUCKING HITS ANYTHING ANYWHERE AND SOMETIMES THEY HIT IT SO DIRECTLY AND WITH SUCH LASER FUCKING PRECISION TOWARDS THEIR OPPONENTS THAT 2 DUDES ARE ELIMINATED AT ONCE, BUT WHEN THEIR OPPONENTS DO IT THEY SURE THE FUCK CAN’T CATCH IT!!!! WHOSE PROFESSIONAL BALL THROWERS ARE ALL ON FIRE AND WORSE THAN ANAL BLEEDING (except for Clayton Edward Kershaw, first of his name, leader of the hurlers and the legendary men, ruler of the great dirt mound, etc) AND WHO MAKE ME REGRET LOVING THEM PRETTY MUCH ALL THE TIME. LIKE IS IT EVEN A SPORT WHEN THEY PLAY IT? I’M NOT SURE THAT IS A QUESTION FOR SCIENCE. LEANING TOWARDS NO, THOUGH. LEANING TOWARDS THIS WHOLE TEAM IS [FERTILIZER]*. EVERYONE ON OUR TEAM HAS GLASS BONES OR CAN’T SEE OR WORSE IS JOSH PEDICURE (*angel emoji*). EVEN OUR CATCHER HAS A FLAT BUTT. I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW WE’VE GOTTEN SO FAR.
but the most important thing to remember about baseball is that the s*n f*ansisco giants are the most evil team of all time and they live in a volcano where they routinely offer dogs and cats as sacrifices to the darkest of lords which u know because their star player is somehow named fucking GERALD like as if any force of good would allow a dude named GERALD to be gassed.
anyway that’s baseball give or take a bunch of nuances WHICH I AM HAPPY 2 ADDRESS AT ANY TIME. except the infield fly rule i don’t understand that, nobody understands that, anyone who says they do is a liar. the sf giants probably say they understand it and you know all about them!!!!!!!!!! I’M VERY SORRY TO HAVE BROUGHT U TO THIS POINT IN UR LIFE BUT ALSO WELCOME I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE HERE
GINGER, OFFICIAL DODGERS EXPERT & TEAM MOM**
*THAT’S A VIN SCULLY JOKE SHOUTS TO U VIN HE’S FED UP TOO
I hope that Xo decides to have an abortion in season 3 of Jane the Virgin. I might get hate for this but that’s what I’m hoping for.
First of all, if there was ever a set up that made narrative sense for such a decision it’s the situation that Xo is in. Over this past season she has made it clear that she doesn’t want to have any more kids. Her daughter is grown now. Jane has a baby and a husband and a degree. And it’s safe to say that Xo is officially done being anyone’s parent. She is forty years old, she wants to focus on herself for the next twenty years of her life and she’s held firm to that decision. Even when it cost her the love of her life. I really respect her for that. And now she’s pregnant by a man that she doesn’t even know or really seem to like/respect. Personally if she decided not to have this baby it would make a lot of sense for me and for her character.
Secondly, I feel the character reactions to her decisions could be interesting to watch. I know that Jane would try to be as supportive of her mom as she could be, while also reminding her that an unplanned pregnancy isn’t the worst thing that could happen. She almost decided to have one with Mateo and now she can’t imagine life without her son. Still, I feel she would have her mom’s back no matter what decision she came to. Alba on the other hand, probably wouldn’t take it well at all. She’s a very devout catholic and while she’s come to terms with premarital sex I don’t think she’d be as… open to the idea of abortion. I could see it causing a rift between her and Xo, one that they would eventually get over but one that I think would be unprecedented for them. I could even see Xo keeping it a secret from Alba for a short while. And Rogelio, I could imagine being very hurt by the whole situation. The woman that he loves, who he wanted to have children with is now pregnant by someone else when she said she didn’t want to have kids with him and that’s painful. I could see him being very hurt by this but also very concerned that Xo is making the choice because she doesn’t want him to feel hurt. In the end, I think he’d be supportive of whatever choice she made, same as Jane.
And third, if there was ever a show that I trusted to tell this story and tell it right, it would be Jane the Virgin. This show has done such amazing things with the roads to motherhood, showing the different perspectives and choices that women make. The contrast between Jane and Petra and how they’ve approached becoming mothers is still one of my favorite things on the show, along with the support between the two women regardless of their differences. They’ve also done great things when it comes to family dynamics on the show and how they evolve over time. I trust these writers and I think if they’re willing to go there, they could make Xo’s abortion a very good, interesting story.