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anonymous asked:

I'm still a little confused about the whole who Savitar is thing and time remnants and flash point, could you try and explain it if you have time?

It’s complicated in part because it’s discussed in canon as a closed time loop, similar to Eobard’s sort of paradoxical existence / time loop, and our brains don’t do so good with loops (and the Flash canon doesn’t really involve loops, it just pretends that it does, but it makes more sense to conceive of speedster time-travel as more linear and branching).

A simple explanation that I drew from to answer this came from ScreenRant so do check it out. But here’s what I’ve got, to the best of my current understanding.

Originally posted by fyeahgrantgust


First things first: Savitar’s and Cisco’s explanations.

Savitar says that Barry will create time remnants to kill Savitar, and all but one of them will die. That time remnant will be shunned because he’s not the “real” Barry, and moreover, this is after Iris is dead (I assume? It’s implied) so no one is really in an emotional state to be there for a time remnant confused about his own existence. He’s literally Barry, a grieving Barry, one who has lost everything and isolated himself and is all the darkest parts of himself. That’s the Barry who makes the time remnants to fight Savitar, and doesn’t think about the consequences of having one of them survive.

So this time remnant, we’ll call him Barry-S, he’s lost and confused and hurting just as bad as Barry, just as angry, and even worse. He sees that Barry has everything but shuns it: the love and acceptance of the people who he still has left. isolated, Barry-S sort of says “fuck this” and leaves. Presumably, time travels, heads to other dimensions, begins to build his suit, and over time creates this reputation as “the first speedster” for himself. Maybe we can conjecture that at first, he’s training, trying to go up against other speedsters to improve, finding the fastest people across time and dimensions so that he can get fast enough to stop Savitar, to fix all this. He’s still Barry, after all.

But like the parable of the Black Night, this White Night runs through the forest searching for his enemies for so long that his suit of armor becomes muddied and his heart bleak, and becomes what he sought to end and avenge. He slowly realizes his suit is becoming that of Savitar’s, as he builds it, and that his speed is truly becoming unparalleled after all, and what his reputation is becoming as the “God of Motion”. He sees where it’s going, and it grips his (cold, still grieving, bleak and heavy) heart. And he continues. Pushes on. Continues to fight and kill, becoming what ruined him.

Because it’s all he has left. It’s all he ever had. Was this pain, that Barry bore him into the world with. Memories of a life and an Iris that were never his, because they belonged to Barry, and not to Barry-S, not to the mere remnant.

Originally posted by westallengifs

So after… who knows how long. Weeks, centuries, time is totally relative to someone like that, he returns. Returns to 2021. That’s right. Returns to the Barry who created him to wreak his vengeance. Except that doesn’t go exactly as planned.

That Barry is waiting with a trap, the one built by Tracy to deal with Savitar’s suit. So when Barry-S arrives decked out in the suit, and he is trapped in the speedforce. Note that up until he was created, he and Barry had the same memories, so Barry must’ve gone to Tracy after the fiasco with the time remnants “mostly” dying, and likely Savitar ditched shortly after that, only to seemingly return later (to challenge Barry) once the trap was complete. Except it’s Barry-S returning. 

I mean, it’s still “Savitar”, but he’s younger than the Savitar in 2017 who kills Iris. Barry-S hasn’t done that yet. He’s the younger version of Savitar except he’s run into the future, to 2021, to challenge Barry. And maybe it’s Barry-S and not the older Savitar because he kills his older self and takes his place. Maybe he has to, to be strong enough to face Barry, because maybe the older version of Savitar is too tired and weak and scarred after his own temporal loop, after being trapped in the speedforce for so long, and Barry-S needs to take his place and live out their destiny.

So Barry-S challenges Barry in 2021, and Barry-S gets trapped. He’s imprisoned and pissed. And going through hell in the speedforce, trapped inside that prison, likely reliving the moment Iris dies over and over.

Originally posted by calmandcalculating

And inside the speedforce trap, he realizes he has to escape. Maybe he’s eroding, or maybe that hasn’t happened yet. But it will. He has to close the loop in order to exist. It is a time loop, and unless he escapes and kills Iris, none of this ever happens, at least in this timeline. He has to escape, kill Iris, live to 2021… and then get killed by himself (his younger self), probably, unless he can change things.

So, somehow using the philosopher’s stone (I don’t have all the details on that front) and sheer force of will, he manages to appear to speedsters in the material world, to use his skills to gain acolytes, to see across the timelines Barry has created (like Flashpoint) and use them against him. Up until the point where he manages to finally escape from the speedforce.

At which point, it’s all going just like he remembers it did, back when he was Barry, when they were one and the same, before he was Barry-S, a remnant.

Originally posted by renesmeeharelds

(Except maybe he doesn’t remember this… Barry is changing things now, after having run to the future. 2024!Barry hadn’t done that, so now we’re in a new timeline).

But to Savitar, Iris was dead before he was created, and he’ll kill her in order to close the loop and ensure he will create himself, become himself. Only this time, he intends to stay free after he does. To not become trapped ever again, and to not die in 2021 when he meets Barry-S, his past self who hasn’t yet been trapped and eroded. 

(Or if he never did kill his older self, maybe he was always sort of free, after, given that it’s his past self that was trapped in the speedforce. But then, the rules of time travel don’t fully apply to him, and to be trapped in there might mean to be trapped at all points in time/existence - past, present, and future. Regardless of what it is, I would not be surprised.).

For the record, you can conceive of all these time jumps as creating slightly different unique timelines, and it’ll still sort of lead you to the same place, but that’s an added layer relative to what the show tried to give us. 

But, that also explains why Barry killing himself now (or failing to create a remnant in the future) won’t necessarily “undo” Savitar as we know him now. The Savitar we know now came from a different timeline, was created already in that timeline, the same way Eobard was a time remnant from another timeline. Eobard died when his ancestor died in the current timeline because his existence was no longer confluent with the current timeline and the speedforce didn’t like it, but Barry-S may have hopped timelines so many times that’s become somewhat irrelevant, especially since he was created from a loop to begin with.

Originally posted by fibu


Final note: how this fits with Flashpoint?

It sort of does and sort of doesn’t. The point is mostly that when Barry mucked up the timeline as much as he did, he created a new timeline in which a different set of events happened than it otherwise would have. Savitar wasn’t an issue before he messed up the timeline, but when he did, he created a timeline in which Savitar and this time loop existed and have always existed. I can’t say exactly why, except maybe as a repercussion from selfish timetravel handed down by the semi-sentient speedforce or else because the existence of Savitar was/is predicated on the existence of multiple timelines that are connected only through the speedforce (philosopher’s stone) so splitting the timeline too much creates problems like him as some mercurial inevitable outcome. 

Either way, way to go Barry. 

Originally posted by ravenclairee

Normally I’d put this under a read more but this feels important for me to say and for other people to see. Sorry for the wall of text.

It honestly really hurts to see the attitude a lot of people have towards melee and those who play it. It’s been such a big part of my life in these last few years and now I feel like i’m opening myself up to judgement for it. Judgement that feels so mean-spirited and fueled by misinformation and negative stereotypes that I can’t even defend myself against it.

It’s hard to really capture all of what melee is for me. It was an escape from depression and anxiety, from all of the failure in my life and how hopeless it felt. Eagerly waiting for the next big tournament stream gave me something to look forward to, players and personalities I could look up to and cheer for and laugh with. It was something I could focus on and see myself improving in, an outlet to be more social and meet new people that I never truly had before. Competitive melee genuinely helped me push through those darker moments in my life and it still helps me now. It’s one of the few things I have.

Apparently that’s a bad thing to some people because I can wavedash, and it hurts to see the game I love reduced and belittled by people who have no interest in seeing it as anything but shit. To see people wish that the game would just die off, that people actively don’t want others to be able to enjoy it, is so frustrating and disappointing to me because it’s something I hear a lot now.

I know that there are some toxic melee players out there that invite a lot of anger towards the game, but believe me I don’t like them either. Every game has it’s shitty fans but I don’t think that should ever drag down an entire community, especially one that others could find something positive in as well.

I’m not asking everyone to like melee or to care about it the way I do. It’s not a game for everyone and I can 100% respect that. All I and many others on here ask is respect in return, to not be insulted and dismissed for playing the game we enjoy in a way that’s fun to us when we’re not hurting anyone.

If you can’t respect that then I don’t need you in my life tbh.

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(verse 1)

降り初めた雪は足跡消して

the freshly fallen snow erases my footprints

真っ白な世界に // 一人の私

I’m alone in this pure-white world

風が心にささやくの

the wind whispers to my heart:

このままじゃ、// ダメなんだと。

“this will never do”

戸惑い、傷つき

confused, wounded,

誰にもうちあけずに // 悩んでた

troubled, without confiding in anyone

それももう // やめよう

that all ends here.

(chorus)

ありのままの // 姿見せるのよ

I’ll show who i really am

ありのままの // 自分になるの

I’ll become who i really am

何も怖くない

i’m not afraid of anything

風をふけ

let the wind blow

少しも寒くないわ

it’s not the least bit cold

(verse 2)

悩んでた言葉

the troubled words

うそみたいね

all seem like lies now

だってもう自由よ

i’m free

何でもできる

i can do anything

どこまでやれるか

what are my limits?

自分をためしたいの

i want to try myself

そうよ、変わるのよ // 

yes, I’m going to change

(chorus)

ありのままで

as i am

空へ風に乗って

i’ll ride the winds to the sky

ありのままで

as i am

飛び出してみるの

I’ll try to take flight

二度と涙は // 流さないわ

I won’t cry anymore

(bridge)

冷たく大地をつつみ込み

i embrace the cold earth,

高く舞い上がる // 思い描いて

my visions soar.

花咲く氷の結晶のように // かがやいていたい

I want to shine // like the blooming ice crystals

もう決めたの

I’ve already decided.

(chorus)

これでいいな

this is great

自分を好きになって

i’ve come to like myself

これでいいな

this is great

自分を信じて

i believe in myself

光 // 浴びながら // 歩き出そう

I’ll walk out // while bathed in sunlight

少しも寒くないわ

it’s not the least bit cold

~☼~☼~☼~☼~Hi there ~☼~☼~☼~☼~

My name is Celeste Magenta MoonRaven and I’m a 4th level wicca and also a godkin! I’m the incarnation of Loki but I also godphone satan and my three totem animals- wolf, crow, and cat! They all speak through me and always tell me the truth! 

I run a coven with me and four of my friends and we are the best coven in town. We get together every saturday and watch American Horror Story and Practical magic and Charmed, and then we do witchcraft and use my sisters ouija board to talk to James, my dead boyfriend. He’s really nice once you start talking to him! I even went to his grave and we made out once.

And dont tell me I’m uneducated because I read all of Silver Ravenwolfs books and I’ve done blood rituals and even killed a person with my MAGICK

Love and blessings!

anonymous asked:

I just want to say, everytime you reblog a text post or reply to an anon I can't help but read it in my mind as Ron's voice because it's your icon pic. I'm sorry.

i should really change my icon sometime soon though

people keep thinking im a 25-40 year old person because of it i think