i watched this kdrama called racket boys on netflix and it’s like your typical sports anime plot with someone trying to revive a club or a sport in a town and the coach is such a lazy, disorganized, disappointing dude lol. and although it infuriates me that his actions has caused the hopes and dreams of the badminton club to be instantly pulverized, it impresses me how well the writers wrote the character of the coach. in many sports tv drama/anime, while they may be quirky, funny, very talented, cool, or ordinary, you don’t see such a disappointing guy as a coach and i think that was refreshing for me. what’s more is that they didn’t antagonize the coach for being how he is, they just showed him as is and then later addressed how his actions have snowballed into such a result.
do you have any idea how many times i think about the scene where hua cheng pulled xie lian out of the bridal carriage and led him to the bloody forest while shielding him with an umbrella???? that will always be my favorite. always always always. if u don’t pull me out a carriage and share an umbrella with me under a bloody forest and turn into a million butterflies when i touch you, then you’re not worth it
I love getting unaccompanied minors (kids flying alone) who so clearly just. Don't want to be here lol. Sometimes I get to know a little of their story, like their parents are divorced, or a family member died and they're heading to the funeral, but usually they just don't want to talk about it and that's fine. But I always treat the flight like it's a challenge to make them smile. I offer them snacks and soda but that's never enough, that's whatever, they could get those from an airport vending machine. Chump change. So then I tell the worst jokes. Just the most embarrassing, kindergarten teacher, annoying dad jokes you can think of. And those always get a groan, or a "Seriously??" And that's my in! Now I can say "Why, what's your idea of a good joke? No, come on hotshot, make your best joke, let's see it." And they hem and they haw but of course they eventually tell me their very best joke because kids are little competitive comedy goldmines. And it's always super funny, so I laugh, and that's where they slip up. Because you know what you almost always do when your joke successfully makes someone laugh? You smile. And I'm like. Gotcha. Rookie move. Now you're going to end up having a good time in spite of yourself. I win.