Idk why but villains with standards will always be the funniest thing to me. like you'll get someone who will take absolute pleasure in doing the most vile things but paying their minions less than minimum wage? how dare you insult their honor. there'll be a guy who just loves terrorizing people but if you say something sexist about his sidekick he'll punch you in the throat and step aside with glee to let her pummel you. villains who are like "murder is fine generally but if you're a homophobe then I'll tie you to a boulder and catapult you into the ocean". Idk there's just something innately hilarious about a villain who is very definitively bad, like extremely morally reprehensible, but like there are just certain things that even they won't stoop to, thereby implying that those who do are worse
thinking about how season 2 of the amazon original The Boys features not only a literal feminazi (as in, a progressive feminist character who is revealed to be an actual member of hitler's inner circle) but also a congresswoman character who is very obviously meant to serve as a stand-in for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—and who in the season finale is revealed to be an evil supervillain responsible for terrorist attacks on american soil.
thinking abt vanya writing that five “was more prone to arrogance and outbursts, even more so than the usual preteen” which,,, is fair tbh. but also im p sure vanya at the time just had no idea what normal preteens are like. like almost all we’ve seen of five being a child is him cheating once and throwing a (particularly unfortunate) tantrum,, which is what every 13 year old does. that is the average preteen
13 year old five: i feel things. also i like myself
vanya, heavily medicated, has felt nothing since she was four, with no concept of self esteem: disgusting
they just don’t make cereal commercials like they used to... a fundamental part of growing up was watching children trying to hunt the lucky charms leprechaun and the trix rabbit consistently attempting to rob children
What if, once in a while, just for fun, Jewish characters in mainstream tv shows ate something that actually was kosher.
Let’s just put the bar there for now. Just once, I would like to see a Jewish family on tv sit down and eat a meal that actually is kosher. They don’t even have to draw attention to the fact that it is kosher! I would simply appreciate it if tv writers would stop constantly going out of their way to tell us that Jewish characters aren’t practicing Jews and don’t do any Jewish things like keep kosher. You can just casually not have them eat non-kosher things or say that they love eating non-kosher things on screen; something that virtually every Jewish character I can name has done.
We get it, Hollywood. You think keeping kosher is weird and burdensome. You can stop going out of your way to remind us.
I think Las Nevadas should host a really dramatic party so we get another Red-Banquet type thing where everyone wears really fancy skins. Also I want dramatic dance scenes done through the medium of Minecraft. Make it work.
Sleep heavily and know that I am here with you. The past is gone, and cannot harm you anymore. And while the future is fast coming for you, it always flinches first, and settles in as the gentle present. This now, this us, we can cope with that. We can do this together, you and I.
i can see trapper getting his letters returned during “the late captain pierce” and not knowing what to do or how to deal with his grief and driving up to maine to be with daniel pierce because he knows hawkeye’s dad is all alone in that old house in maine and no parent should have to mourn the loss of a child, let alone completely alone; john finds daniel’s number and calls him and drives up to crabapple cove in a daze and daniel, who’s been waiting for him on the front porch, hugs him immediately, tightly, and says, “thank you for being here, john; it comforts me that you’re the last one i know who got to see him alive”
they drink cheap gin and tell stories about hawkeye and laugh until they cry and cry until they laugh and daniel tells john to stay in hawkeye’s room for the night, before they can go down to the water and say goodbye to hawkeye (to ben) in the morning before john has to head back to boston; he sleeps in hawkeye’s childhood bedroom without hawkeye there, and it’s both comforting and horrible and there’s a hole in john’s heart that he doesn’t think will ever fully heal
three weeks later john gets a frantic call in the middle of the night from daniel pierce; “he’s all right, john,” daniel says, over and over, and john can’t believe he’s hearing him correctly, that the army fucked up, and hawkeye is alive, and safe, and misses him desperately. “our hawkeye, he’s all right. he’s all right.”