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.
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!
I can't believe Supernatural had Cas and Dean go to Hop Topic so Cas could buy a gift for Claire and he bought a grumpy cat plushie and yet they never actually showed us that scene. Did they really think I watched that show for the monsters? Insane.
DC apparently not being okay with showing batman going down on catwoman in an adult cartoon ("harley quinn") because they wouldn't be able to sell more toys (even though kids are not the demographic of the show) is not just proof that we live in dystopian capitalism or that a woman's body is still considered pure abjection (it's important to note they did not oppose penetration sex, but oral sex performed on a woman, which supposedly demeans the man and the "hero"; hell, they even said "heroes don't do that"); no, while both those things are very true, i think the larger issue here is the growing infantilization of media and sex that i've mentioned before: even if the show is intended for adult audiences, adults must never forget that the intended target and ideal they are confined by and must aspire to is sterility and perennial consumerist youth, sexless and devoid of an actual aging, decaying, intimate body.
the problem I have with the IG baddie look is the fact that... there’s no look. there’s no style or sense of self in any of the ensembles. it’s all centered around the ever changing world of fast fashion. none of those girls have a distinct style or look. no one has any signature aesthetics or pieces to bring to the table which is why they all look like carbon copies of one another while wearing a bunch of cheaply made and uninspired cut pieces slapped on unrealistic bodies to give the illusion of a shapely, nice piece and when a girl with a typical shape buys and tries it on her it looks nothing like it did on the “model.” it’s old. it’s tired.
Your mindset is a reflection of what you are used to
I read something from another blog which talked about how they personally think some blogs are fake because they can't fathom how someone can be in school, be in a sorority, work, travel, date and do so many other all together.
That was the inspiration for this post ✨😌
Your mindset is a reflection of what you are used to.
You think someone can't handle a certain amount of things or don't see it as realistic because it isn't something that you are used to seeing or have attempted yourself.
Please note I do not know these people and this is not an attack in any form, but I'm just sharing a thought which certain posts triggered within me
I remember I used to have a mindset similar to this, I didn't believe people could actually multi task through their studies, work, social life, self care etc
I always thought there needed to be a sacrifice of some sort for one thing to prosper
You wanna engage in self care = no hobbies
You wanna get straight A's = no socialising
It was pretty messed up of me tbh 😂 but that was my mindset
I later opened my mind when I came into high school and I was around different people where I met my best friend, I'll call her Regina
Regina would wake up at 5, go for a run with her mother, have a family breakfast, come to school, learn, do sport, lead a club, go home, attend an extended family and friends dinner, do her homework and repeat. On weekends she would travel across half the country to relax, go get her eyebrows waxed with her mom, have extra lessons with her tutor, go out with me and go party.
I was so confused on how she lived like that and how she was still an exemplary student. We had completely different mindsets and I found that so fascinating.
I grew up with the be a doctor or die, caring for your looks is for whores, everyone before yourself, finish all the food on your plate mindset so it was so odd viewing how Regina lived. I didn't think that was possible, that was my mindset then.
After spending years with her my mindset began to change. This also ties into the quote,
"you become who you spend your time with"
I soon became open to the idea of productivity such like Regina.
I started waking up at 5 to do yoga and see the sun rise, shit that I thought only happened in movies. I started doing competitive tennis, leading in my club of interest, working, studying for atleast an hour a day, being social, accepting invitations to places, investing in myself and self care. Life was suddenly so fun. It was also the time when I discovered fasting as well cause I was to busy and active to eat out of boredom. It gave my life so much more meaning than what I had been pre exposed to think. Changing the way I perceived my existence was so freeing. This also included a lot of deprogramming of my masculine and defensive traits!
Being a sedentary couch potato with honours was no way to live😂
i wish people would stop acting like it’s embarrassing to relate to olivia’s music if you aren’t a teenager. the themes she talks about (feeling insecure, jealousy, heartbreak, anger, self-doubt, grief) are feelings that everyone experiences, including adults. if you love the music, sing your heart out no matter your age!
Don’t mind me, just thinking about the LENA LUTHOR PROTOCOL saving Kara from imminent death whereby Lena’s light literally being the one thing that protects and rejuvenates Kara, giving her life and strength bc Kara’s physical powers may come from the sun but her true powers, her emotional fortitude, her will, her hope, comes from those she loves and there’s no one she loves like Lena
It’s Lena saying I’m not just gonna be here when you’re weak and in need; I’m gonna be here to give you strength and help you get back up because life may be able to knock you down but it won’t ever be able to keep you down when you have me to lift you up. And even when I’m not with you, I’m still here always thinking about you and protecting you from the worst life has to offer.
And I just think it’s beautiful that Lena who will always fall into the light will always be there to let her light shine on those she loves. And that when she’s there, darkness can never truly fall bc she’ll always be Kara’s guiding light, her saving grace. The one thing Kara can always count on even especially in her darkest moments
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."
Oh. Wonderful. I can’t wait to attend the Annabelle Cane Show.
Huh! You know, I did consider it once.
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.
you can really tell how high maintenance you are when people around you are constantly saying “how many nail polishes do you need?” “you already have facial masks,” and etc. hunny, the prissy, bougie life is not for the faint of heart. I’m gonna have six different foundations, a bb cream and a tinted moisturizer. fifteen shades of pink nail lacquer. a notebook, a diary, and a planner. a few face masks for different situations. get into it.