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dirrtysaint · 10 days ago
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i can’t wait til i’m at the point in my life where i can just blow thousands of dollars on self care, maintenance, & just spoil myself with everything i’ve ever wanted ♡
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fakecrfan · 12 days ago
Anything interesting to say about annabelle cane?
Annabelle Cane has, by default, ended up as one of the most complex, layered, and interesting characters in the narrative--and I am pretty sure it was done completely by accident by the writer.
Now, why do I say this? Because, TMA is a story that from the very start invests in the theme of, well, the passage and preservation of information. Then, it makes Annabelle specifically the single character who has taken charge of how every single piece of information we get in the podcast is edited and framed.
And specifically, it is Annabelle, the individual, who edits and frames the show. Not the Web working through her. Why do I know this? Because when she is referring to herself as merely a part of the Web in the statement she writes in MAG 196, she uses "we"--
An opening into, we believe, other worlds than this tired old thing.
It was not wide enough to allow true passage, not yet, save for the odd accident. But it was wide enough for what we now intended…
--But when she talks about the decision to use tape recorders as opposed to a TV show, she uses "I."
MAG 197
MARTIN
Oh. Wonderful. I can’t wait to attend the Annabelle Cane Show.
ANNABELLE
Huh! You know, I did consider it once.
MARTIN
Excuse me?
ANNABELLE
A TV show.
So Annabelle is--herself, as an individual--responsible for the medium through which we hear the story, and thus implicitly responsible for choosing what information gets kept and what information gets thrown out. This means that, although Annabelle only directly appears in a few episodes, we can read her schemes, aesthetic, and preferences into every single episode and every single cut.
For example--Melanie talks about multiple people telling her to "be fair to Jon." Logically speaking, she probably isn't lying or projecting. Martin, Daisy, Basira, and Georgie would likely have taken this stance against her at different points. Georgie canonically spoke up in Jon's favor to Melanie offscreen in the beginning, Basira was supportive to Jon's in s3, Daisy was supportive to Jon in s4, and Martin is Martin.
But we don't hear anyone say this to Melanie. Which means that Annabelle deliberately left out every single conversation where this happened.
Why? There are a lot of different possible answers--maybe because Jon listens to all the tapes, and Annabelle wanted to give him a certain perspective on his companions. Maybe because she's simply decided those conversations are unnecessary. But whatever the answer it is, it is about Annabelle and her specific choices/values/preferences.
That choice may very well be about manipulating the narrative Jon gets, how he sees the world around him--but if you look closely,not every choice is about that.
Another example: the s3 and s4 finales are clearly edited and spliced together from multiple tapes. Annabelle could have just recorded from multiple sets of tapes and then had them play one after another. But instead, scenes from entirely different locations are spliced together back to back. I can't think of a practical reason to do this, but I can think of artistic reasons. Annabelle doesn't just edit based on necessity and manipulation, it seems. She takes the material and cuts and puts parts of it together purely for the aesthetic value of it.
Annabelle is thus implicitly in every single episode of the show. Her taste and her choices are the very lens through which all of the information in the show is presented to us. Everything from three of Jon's stalking victims not being caught on tape before Jess Tyrell, to the tape recorders turning on and then off specifically to catch Jon saying fuck--it's her. It's all her.
And you know, there is a kind of poignancy to that. Annabelle, as I noticed in a previous post of mine, is utterly self effacing in her goals. She doesn't care if she lives or dies by Jon's hand. Only the continued survival of the Web matters. So Annabelle is a charming, funny, intensely creative, and highly theatrical woman whose individuality is deliberately disregarded. She interacts with almost no one over the course of a story that she's directing, seems to have no desires that are about herself, and no one ever expresses curiosity about her as an individual. But we see her individuality in her work. Her retro aesthetic, her sense of humor, her keen eye for manipulation and shaping a narrative.
I keep having an image of her sitting alone at Hill Top Road, splicing together tape after tape, cutting and listening and then cutting again. Indulging herself by leaving in those little moments of humor or drama or switching things on just to hear Jon swearing. Because she doesn't get to express her individuality any other way.
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thepalebotanist · 15 days ago
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My toxic trait is that there are so many things I want to try and be good at, but I hate being bad at something, which is inevitable when learning a new skill. If I'm not perfect at something on the first attempt, then that's it, I don't want to do it anymore.
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iminapersonaljam · 13 days ago
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I absolutely adore seeing men that are obsessed with their partners. I love seeing a woman be cared for. 🥰
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redoaktreehill · 3 days ago
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katsuki wasn’t popular in middle school
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and it’s not like everyone was sure that he’d make his way into UA 
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you know, even in aldera they’ve acknowledged how smart izuku is. the problem was that he also had unrealistic goals which made him look more childish and immature but that’s another thing
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he’s wearing a different type of shoes as a change despite him having a second toe joint so there’s more than one brand for the quirkless people or he’s have to deal with uncomfortable shoes but it’s not like he’s too clumsy? so that’s not the case either
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crazycatsiren · 11 days ago
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In case anyone has forgotten again:
The Hellenic deities are parts of an actual religion. It was practiced thousands of years ago, it was practiced for thousands of years, and it is practiced today, thousands of years later. People who were not witches worshipped these gods. People who are not witches still worship these gods. It's not a magical toolbox. It's not a spell ingredient. It's a religion with a long history that very much still exists today.
You want to work with these gods as a part of your witchcraft practice? That's totally fine. But that is YOU and YOUR practice. Working with these gods has never required magic. Nobody interested in working with these gods is required to do the whole spiel that YOU decide to do as a witch, as a part of YOUR practice.
Witchcraft is not an aspect of any religion, and no religion is an aspect of any type of witchcraft. There are many concepts commonly found in witchcraft today that have never existed in many religions. You want to apply witchcraft concepts to working with deities? That's your choice. But other people don't have to do what you do, and they shouldn't be made to feel otherwise.
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crow-boo · 6 days ago
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when tubbo laughs reblog if you agree
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infinitemaze · 10 days ago
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nerdyhuntress · 9 days ago
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I just wanted to say that the 2nd season of Never Have I Ever tackled SO MANY issues these days.
As a South Asian woman in STEM, I sympathized with Kamala’s situation so much! Dealing with asshole labmates and struggling to get credit for your work, even when people want to discredit you. That scene where she left and smashed the beaker was AMAZING
I love that Devi was still going to therapy and talking through her issues, especially at school. That was so important to see.
It was so REFRESHING to see an Asian student (Paxton) struggling in school and trying his best to succeed. It’s so good to see the Asian dude as the hot/popular jock (that table scene, I swear, it was SO HOT). Also, his story line about his Japanese grandfather at the internment camps in WW2 made me cry. So powerful.
Finally, I wanted to talk about Aneesa. As a Muslim, I’m SO HAPPY we got legit representation without the classic “oppressed teenager stereotype”. She’s funny and witty, but also has flaws and she’s human. She plays soccer and talking about her eating disorder was so important too.
Like, I can’t stress this enough. This type of representation is so damn important and I wish I had it when I was younger.
To finish, here’s a line that’ll stay with me for a while
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showsandstuff · 11 days ago
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Sarah planning her deal with the devil:
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Sarah seeing Solomon did first and is framing her:
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ninahzenik · 21 days ago
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I have to say that I love how respectful the school mates were in the end scene. No one picked up their phone to film Wilhelm and Simon talking/hugging. In these days it is so easy to pick up your phone to film anything to get likes/attention online but no one did it here and I just love that.
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showsandstuff · 11 days ago
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Of course this started cause a man couldn’t get laid OF COURSE!!!!
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crow-boo · 7 days ago
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sorry just noticed this tubbo’s just standing like 🧍‍♂️
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dreamyygeorgenap · 21 days ago
thoughts on george’s reaction when dream was trying to get him to say he loves him (again)? lol
This whole situation is boggling my mind because George wears this shirt and pushes his back and Dream’s begging him to say he loves him and we’re back to May 2020.
I will say George’s reaction is incredibly interesting and disclaimer: this is my opinion and my thoughts, clearly I’m not in George’s head to know what he was thinking in this moment. So my thoughts are George was thrown off by this. For someone who smiles so much, it’s weird to see George’s face so still. Look at the way Dream says it and then George is like “?” as he looks back at him. He licks his lips and shakes his head, but mostly his stare is just wide-eyed and blank. George has never been one to be openly affectionate but especially with how things have been lately he just froze here. I just have to point out too that Dream said “tell me you love me” right after George pushed his hair back. There is no such thing as a coincidence. Plus I just think it’s cute and fanfiction-like that that Dream says “(we’re winning) only if you tell me you love me”. Very reminiscent of this.
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the-bookish-valkyrie · 22 days ago
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Not me realizing that when Gwyn said "See you later, shadowsinger" it was in direct reference to Azriel's "I AM a shadowsinger" from the Solciste night/bonus chapter. And she is using this in a sassy, mocking way to tell him off after he challenged her. She doesn't give a single fuck, she's completely undeterred by him and I am deeply in love with her. 😂
Like "sure you're a shadowsinger and I'm about to prove your shadowsinging ass wrong." Queen energy 👑
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thisgirlshouldbestudying · 7 months ago
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Also no one should have tried to make a “serious” version of Winx Club because the whole damn thing is absolutely bonkers. The entire worldbuilding will collapse if you don’t look at it through a child’s eyes. Every main character comes from a different planet. The division of the three schools only makes sense if you need to separate the main characters, the love interests, and the villains. Everything is done purely for the aesthetic. The story contraddicts itself more and more often as the seasons progress. There’s not a single ounce of sanity to it. 
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dreamgrlarchive · 7 months ago
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I’m so obsessed with the influx of black girls starting off their self love journey early. Black women feeling like they deserve and can have a happy life doing whatever it is they please makes me so happy!
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