My Nightmare Gremlin (affectionate)
I wish Prodigal Son had concentrated more on some of the things established in the pilot episode. By which I mean, I wish they had brought up police brutality as a real issue before current events made it impossible to avoid.
The show started with a police officer shooting an unarmed man right after Malcolm had convinced the guy to put down his weapon. Throughout the show, Malcolm continues to do this - tries to talk people into surrendering nonviolently - and every time a cop is also there he begs them not to shoot.
It could have been so easy for the show to explicitly make that man’s murder the catalyst of Malcolm’s declining mental health.
He was a good enough FBI agent to be the lead agent on that serial killer case, after he had been with them for 10 years: he was not nearly as reckless/impulsive as he is now. Seeing a man murdered in front of him, hearing the cop brag about killing the guy (and losing his job as punishment for punching the murderer) is what made him spiral. Knowing a person who he was trying to help - trying to save - was killed anyway is what most of his trauma is about, so that’s just another thing to have PTSD over…. The events of the show after that are just making it worse and worse.
Also in the pilot, Malcolm had a nightmare at the police station, and he tried to run away from it. He was terrified, he accidentally knocked down Dani, but he never tried to hurt anyone. And the officers all drew their weapons and pointed their guns at him… And season 2 decided to reference this by once more giving him a nightmare at the police station and once more having officers ready to shoot him, even though he was once again not trying to hurt anyone. Dani makes a joke about his nightmares being intense, because the audience is supposed to find this whole thing funny I guess? It’s framed as a comedic scene, a breath of fresh air after the heavy emotions of his nightmare. And it would be, if the officers in the background didn’t have their hands hovering over their guns, ready to draw their weapons and shoot if Bright moves wrong even though he’s just sitting behind his desk.
The way the show treated that vs JT is weird. Are we criticizing police brutality - which includes how the police treat people who are mentally ill (and other marginalized groups) - or are we not?
Because the show had a police brutality plotline in the pilot episode, if they had bothered to actually do anything with what they established there. It had the potential for commentary on how law enforcement protects their corrupt officers and fires the ones who speak out against them, and how police discriminated against the mentally ill. That isn’t to say we should ignore race when it comes to police discrimination! And adding in a plotline that addresses that is important as well, if you’re trying to address police brutality as a whole! Because racism is definitely a huge problem! But it is not the only problem, and adding in that plotline while also making a joke out of the discrimination your mentally ill character faces when his emotional outbursts are met with officers ready to draw their weapons and shoot him (when he’s never been violent towards them and they have no reason to believe he would hurt someone there)? Yikes.
It just doesn’t feel like the writers really care about these issues. It feels like they’re only doing this so their show looks good compared to other cop drama shows.
I have two different comics with Thingol in them that I drew two years apart (I think), and apparently I changed his design…kind of a lot……
To clarify, I don’t hate Thingol, of course, but I just…he’s kinda a hypocrite? And that’s good for jokes.
I was reading @dialovers-translations ’s translation of Ayato’s HDB route (Ecstasy no.2) and a bit of dialogue between Ayato and Yui made me laugh, because it reminded me of my own thoughts:
Me: Are you telling me to live my life without ever interacting with others again?
My anxiety: Of course
Me at any point that my dog is not completely 100% healthy : oh i see. she’s suffering and its my fault and im the absolute worst 🤔
It’s so weird being in the Gotham fandom and the Stranger Things fandom at the same time, like:
ST fandom: “After carefully analizing the subtext in the show, I’m now going to write a theory about why I think this character might be gay”
Gotham fandom: *points at literally anyone* “these bitches gay. good for them, good for them”
as an aside, one of my favorite one-off lines on the blaseball wiki is that cedric spliff’s con artist crimes include 1) selling people weed but it’s actually oregano, and 2) selling people oregano but it’s actually weed
not-so gentle reminder to not tell people to harm or kill themselves thanks <3
IM GONNA RAMBLE about ocs in this post because i enjoy doing that
seriously cannot believe some ppl apparently never had solicitous parents and/or community-minded ppl who would do the reminder-you-already-know thing so they apparently think for serious that Castiel was gonna step on the fish and that’s why the older brother said don’t step on it. is this an individualism culture disease?
There seems to be some confusion about this. Equius Zahhak is my intellectual property, and mine alone. All of my headcanons are 100% legitimate, whereas yours are all laughably fake. There is no room for interpretation in Equius Zahhak, not even a little bit. To claim otherwise is heresy, and also a violation of my legal rights as an artist. Hope this clears things up.
character anon but platonically
good evening new followers welcome to the
i think about this quote every time i watch this scene
You drive a Ford, you gay bitch?
fellas is it gay to fall in love with your homie’s smile
name: calyssa (or caly, pronounced kay-lee)
sexuality: l e s b i a n. girls and theys bitches
gender: female, but it doesn’t really matter to her.
alignment (morality): chaotic good
alignment (political): messenger of the High Fae Court
description: so you know that fantasy trope that’s basically ‘hey look at this 3487 year old Fae man who is Old and Wise and Superhumanly Strong he’s gonna get paired with the barely legal female protagonist’ yeah she’s that but flipped on it’s head. she is supposed to know what she doing but she is 23. she has no clue. adhd hyperactive type. has So Much love to give but no one to give it to. impulsive. reckless. doing the best she can with what she has and what she knows.
fun fact: her Shifted form is a fox
snippet: Caly glanced up from the phone, brows raised. “Soren,” she said. “The last time I touched a stove, I set three acres of forest on fire. We’re ordering pizza.”
Unpopular opinion maybe idk
I dont like seeing all these videos of couples tricking each other for a video.
I dont think its funny to trick your partner into thinking theres a possibility you’re cheating.
The “saying another’s name while […]” bit. The “pretending to hide someone” bit. The whatever. Its not okay.
Its not okay to instill that distrust in your partner for a video. For a “omg watch his/her/their reaction LOL” its not cute. Its not funny. You are possibly instill fear into them. You are making them distrustful. You are going to cause them to constantly think now- what if its a joke? What if its not a joke? Is there a camera on me?
Its not okay to find humor in causing your partner to develop trust issues. Thats fucked up and I wish it would stop.
listen.. you can say jaskier is the “viscount de lettenhove” as many times as you want. type away at your little fanfics about the nobles and the fancy banquets and the family aristocracy and what have you. I will never, not ever, understand what the title of viscount actually means, and I have absolutely no fucking idea where lettenhove is. this means nothing to me.