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ranzieboo 15 seconds ago
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starting a compilation,,,,
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ranzieboo a minute ago
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So what if Dolores just randomly confess about the 5 babies thing just to get another reaction from Isabela
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ranzieboo 10 hours ago
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The Six Idiots as poor lower class Victorians
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ranzieboo 10 hours ago
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Horrible Histories Was So Goddamn Funny
Okay, so. Most of the jokes in Horrible Histories were pretty surface level. Which is fine, because聽鈥榮urface level鈥 is not the same thing as聽鈥榰nfunny鈥, and also it was for children. But every so often there was something that only got funnier the more you thought about it.
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In Horrible Histories, sketches were often based around a show-specific trope I call the Unremarkable Time Traveler. A sketch would be set in a modern day school, or hospital, or pet shop, or whatever, and the whole thing would revolve around someone from the past showing up and trying to get the modern people to do things the historical way. So an Ancient Greek doctor鈥檚 working at the hospital, or the school鈥檚 hired a Victorian headmaster, that sort of thing. The whole joke of these sketches is very British - it鈥檚 an Absurdity interacting with the Mundane, but the Mundane鈥檚 reactions to the Absurdity never address the core strangeness of the situation (i.e. an Ancient Athenian practicing medicine in a 21st century hospital), but instead only object to the inconveniences it causes (i.e. his outdated medical practices not working). You see this sort of thing all the time in British comedies, especially classic ones.聽The Hitchhiker鈥檚 Guide to the Galaxy is built on this.
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So when you first watch the Historical Paramedics sketches, you have every reason to believe that this is just another Unremarkable Time Traveler situation. Two guys claiming to be from the Stewart/Victorian/etc. era show up, try their weird old medicine on people, and leave. Except.
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EXCEPT.聽
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In the other Unremarkable Time Traveler cases, they鈥檙e never the same people. It鈥檚 different every time. But with the Paramedics, it鈥檚 always the same two guys. Now, you might say聽鈥榟ey, no! This show stars a troupe of character actors, they鈥檙e constantly doubling up on roles, it鈥檚 just the same actors playing different characters!鈥 To which I say no! Do not presume you know more than me about this! It is, without a doubt,聽the same two guys! Because the Historical Paramedics have names:
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(They are also, apparently, a couple)
Horrible Histories has tonnes of running characters that transcend era, but most of them are modern-era characters (Mike Peabody, Cliff Whiteley, the host of Historical Fashion Fix, etc.) who talk about or interact with the Time Travelers, or in Mike鈥檚 case, are themselves Time Travelers. The Grim Reaper, as an immortal being, is basically the only exception (and I guess the Shouty Man, but he鈥檚 really just a representation of a concept). Which makes Jeff and Nigel a bit of an anomaly, being named, recurring characters鈥 from all manner of historical eras. What鈥檚 up with that?聽
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Perhaps they are immortals, like the Grim Reaper, living through all of history, but popping in and out of our modern era from time to time, by whatever method the other Time Travelers also use? Could be, but I don鈥檛 think so. Jeff and Nigel are uniquely aware that their actions are not appreciated in the modern era, as demonstrated by the fact that they always run away before the real paramedics arrive. So I propose a different theory:
The Historical Paramedics are actually modern-era characters.
Jeff and Nigel are not Unremarkable Time Travelers. They are, in fact, history enthusiasts who have always lived in the late 20th/early 21st century, have somehow got their hands on an ambulance scanner, and, instead of handing it in to the authorities, are using it to harass the sick and injured while wearing silly costumes.聽
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In other words, these two are perhaps the truest embodiments of Be Gay, Do Crime in all of televised media.聽
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This show was so great, you guys.
(It is, admittedly, the tiniest, slightest bit possible that none of this was intentional and I have brainrot. But I don鈥檛 think that鈥檚 the case, do you? And even if it is, this idea still makes an already funny sketch that much funnier, doesn鈥檛 it? Yes. Of course it does. I knew you鈥檇 understand.)
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ranzieboo 10 hours ago
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Chat noir: cataclysm!
Ladybug: Luckcharm!
Rena rouge:
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ranzieboo 10 hours ago
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this is undeniably the funniest video of the idiots the cross this planet
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ranzieboo a day ago
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馃攰馃悊鉀堚榾锔忦煢
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ranzieboo a day ago
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I just realised yet another little detail that symbolises so much in the story!
During Dos Orugitas, we see a young Alma Madrigal that seemed to be cheerful, playful and even a little clumsy. The braided hair, the frilly dress and the big smiles help create an image of her as a sweet, carefree young woman who was not afraid to just be herself.
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Once the tragedy with Pedro happens and the miracle is born, Alma immediately takes shelter in casita and we see her alone, silently processing the events of the evening; looking extremely weary, lonely and traumatised. She looks down at her babies. Her Julieta, her Pepa and her Brunito, and her expression changes. She knows she needs to be strong for them. She鈥檚 resolute, but there鈥檚 a sadness in her eyes that says she knows what this means for her, too. She can never go back to the woman she used to be.
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The next time we see Alma, she is putting on a black cloak and leaving the room. This room was the cocoon where she transformed into a new person, leaving her old self behind. She鈥檚 become different. Her smile doesn鈥檛 quite meet her eyes anymore. She looks tired, somber. Older, even.
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There鈥檚 a shadow, a trauma she鈥檚 carrying that soon takes form in the perfectionism and control that eventually hurt her loved ones. This event shapes the way she deals with challenges from this moment on, and she is always in fear of the family losing their home once again.
She became harsh. Strict. Everything has to be perfect in order to protect and earn the miracle the love of her life granted their family with his noble sacrifice.
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This is an incredibly strong woman who has been through hell and came out alive, for her family鈥檚 sake. This black cloak follows her from her young years to her old age, and becomes a constant throughout the movie. It represents the weight and the burden of the grief she silently carried ever since that moment, and will continue to carry for the rest of her life. It represents the change she had to go through, putting her emotions last in order to become the strong matriarch her kids and the village needed. It represents the loss of not only her beloved Pedro, but also of her innocence, her youth, her laughter and her smile.
From the moment young Alma Madrigal and her children were gifted a miracle, she became the one responsible for the whole village. She, as the only one blessed with the magic and the one whose gift repelled the enemies, was naturally placed in a position of power and leadership in the worst moment of her life.
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It鈥檚 likely she was the one everyone immediately looked to for directions right after the miracle happened, and that she had to leave her feelings behind to help other lost and grieving people rebuild their lives and their homes, creating what the village of Encanto eventually became. She put everyone else first. She was extremely selfless.
Alma Madrigal is such a complex character. There are so many layers to her personality. This is why you guys can鈥檛 just write her off as a villain or as a horrible person/grandmother. It鈥檚 not so black and white.
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ranzieboo 2 days ago
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My brain always seems to function best at midnight so this popped into my head last night
Thoughts on possibly an upcoming fic?
Opening to closure
The wedding anniversary of Alma and Pedro is approaching and Julieta has an idea of something special to do.
She pitches the idea to the adults, who then tell the children and they agree to it.
They also tell the townspeople and they promise to do their best managing their own chores for that day so the Madrigals can enjoy the anniversary.
On the day, as Abuela goes down for breakfast, she notices there are more ingredients than usual on the counter. She asks Julieta about them and she lies terribly, struggling to get through that she put them there by accident.
Mirabel luckily saves her.
As they go out to help the community, Abuela notices that they're doing a lot more for themselves than usual. She isn't complaining but is surprised to see it all.
Towards midday, she notices that she isn't seeing much of her family. She tries to find them but is unsuccessful.
Suddenly, she sees and recognises Antonio's toucan. So she follows it and it leads her to the river where Abuelo Pedro passed away.
She is no longer following the toucan and instead starts walking her own path, tentatively nearing the river.
She hesitates before pushing back a big leaf that she could have sworn wasn't originally there previously. And suddenly she sees a picnic area set up on the grass next to the river.
She walks closer to it and the entire family surprise her.
Abuela cries at the sight of it all as Julieta Bruno and Pepa explain their plan. She hugs them and then brings the entire family for one big group hug.
They then go to start eating.
At one point, Antonio Camilo and Mirabel are playing together in the river and they call for more people to join them.
Pepa Felix Luisa and August铆n join them without hesitation whilst Bruno Julieta and Isabela stay with Abuela.
They all splash in the water together as the other laugh at them having fun.
It starts off with Antonio accidentally splashing Mirabel who retaliates and then accidentally absolutely soaks Camilo. In response he does the same but gets not only them both, but his mama too.
Felix and August铆n laugh at her and the rain cloud that forms above her and doesn't help at all. In response, she moves her cloud over and drenches them too.
The group carry on splashing each other. Pepa then calls to her brother insisting that he comes in.
Bruno refuses but Isabela lifts him with a giant leaf and slides him into the river with them.
They all laugh as he falls. Felix mocks him playfully saying that he should have seen it coming since he can see the future and all.
Bruno retaliates by kicking water straight at him and the group carries on.
Minutes later, they all come out of the water and Julieta gives them all towels to put over themselves.
Before they leave however, they allow Abuela a moment at the river before they go.
She says a few words to her Pedro, thanking for him for blessing her with what she has now. Her only regret is that he wasn't able to experience it all with her.
With that, she finally feels like she has found closure with everything and leaves with tear stained cheeks, but a lighter heart.
She returns to see her 3 children, smiling at her warmly and she embraces them all, not caring that two of them are soaking wet and a little cold.
Softly, she says, "Let's go home." And they do.
Also I'm really close to finishing my Antonio and Camilo fic I'm rly excited for you guys to see that one
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ranzieboo 3 days ago
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For The Ace Week! Wishing all aces very happy happy 馃挅
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ranzieboo 3 days ago
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I love Roman and all, but this is a bop
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ranzieboo 3 days ago
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happy anniversary to the people who watched l鈥檓anberg get blown up only to go onto twitter after it was over and see that a bunch of fuckers stormed the capitol
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ranzieboo 3 days ago
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THE VOICE OF ANTONIO IS A FANDER
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ranzieboo 4 days ago
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TW for 4na medical concerns
i dont think i see enough awareness posts around 4na medical complications + symptoms. so i made one:
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elucidating that i am just a med student, not a doctor, but this board is based on scientific studies that i came across while studying. so its safe! (if anyone likes i can give you the material 岬曁)
if you are struggling with any of those issues, please go see a doctor!! you can ask me anything you like too, just don't ever be silent about your health!!!!!
蕰鈥⑻佱触鈥⑻蕯銇
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ranzieboo 4 days ago
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request for anon who wanted gifs of a frowning/angry looking Bruno when Mirabel asks for a vision
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ranzieboo 4 days ago
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So, I keep seeing 蠅磨墨峁 鈿笍washed fanart of the Madrigal family and it鈥檚 driving me up the wall in frustration. Please spread this. And, of course, feel free to use this and share it! You can also repost this as long as you source! Thank you! 馃檹
(Also, I love Bruno, didn鈥檛 mean to leave him out鈥擨 hope to do Bruno later鈥攂ut I was too tired to edit him into the family portrait today)
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ranzieboo 5 days ago
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grandkid roundup 馃挭馃徑馃幍
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