United Airlines posts fourth straight quarterly loss and pledges more cost cuts By Reuters
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By Tracy Rucinski
(Reuters) – United Airlines Holdings (NASDAQ:) Inc on Wednesday reported a fourth straight quarterly loss as the coronavirus pandemic continued to upend the travel industry and said it aims to cut about $2 billion of annual costs through 2023 as it charts a recovery…
customer: walks in
me: stands up and stares at them and says “you’re not supposed to be in here” like a skyrim npc
i know i wont shut up but i have so many emotions about these block men roleplaying rn
tommy and tubbo choosing each other AND the discs is so much more powerful than one of them dying for the other or giving up the discs ever could have been. is it cheesy? a little, but that doesn’t mean it’s not good.
if one of them died for the other/the discs, or they gave up the discs, that would’ve been dream winning. they’d loose either the things they’ve fought so hard for or the person they care about the most, that’s not a win. the discs have always symbolized their freedom: tommy giving them away for l’manbergs freedom, dream bargaining with tubbo for mellohi or tommy looses his freedom and is exiled, dream always using them to control tommy.
dream’s entire character is that he’s obsessed with using what people care about to have control over them. and by getting both the discs and each other back, tommy and tubbo finally got control over themselves back from dream. dream’s catalyst for his villainy was to stop caring about things he loved so he couldn’t be control, it made him closed off and obsessive. tommy giving up the discs or tubbo, things he loves, so dream can’t have control over him wouldn’t be much different.
in the end tommy didnt have to give up parts of himself to be happy and free from his abuser, and thats such a powerful message.
can we also talk about dreams acting?
c!dream now, and for the foreseeable future, is the villain. through and through, end of story. he manipulates people, he destroys things people care about, he collects peoples prized belongings simply to have control over them. he’s one of the few characters on the SMP that isn’t morally grey, but is instead solidly a bad guy with nothing you can say to redeem him.
but he wasn’t always like this.
c!dream during the l’manberg revolution wasn’t a very solid character yet. he was just the vague opposition to l’manberg and still had a lot of the audience rooting for him. c!dream during the beginnings of pogtopia was seen as kind of an anti-hero; he just wanted control over his smp and didn’t care about pogtopia OR manberg, as long as they stayed out of his way. c!schlatt was there to take over the role of the straight up villain. even c!wilbur eventually also became a villain, albeit a morally grey one who it’s debatable if he was a villain or just troubled.
story wise, if c!dream stayed this mysterious ruler who was in it for himself even after c!wilbur and c!schlatt died, i truly think the storyline would’ve died out. there wouldn’t have been any really solid conflict because you’d always have people rooting for one side of the other and no matter who won it wouldn’t be satisfying for everyone. so dream (most likely) made the conscious decision to make himself the villain. and it was honestly one of the best choice for the plot that’s happened.
c!dream went from this this kind of evil ruler who, maybe he’s just trying to keep peace on the smp and is going about it the wrong way, to this guy who wants nothing but absolute control and will abuse and manipulate ANYONE to get that. and dream plays that SO well. his voice acting is AMAZING and especially when he’s borderline begging for his life from tommy in the prison? how you can hear how he’s still trying to manipulate tommy but the small amount of genuine fear? oh my god i was in SHOCK at how well his acting was during that scene. c!dream seemed so genuinely nervous that he was going to die yet couldn’t let his powerful god facade drop. dream has always done a lot for the story and for the smp but this “season” especially just shows how amazing he is and he definitely deserves more credit for just how amazing his performance today was.
yesterday i made a post theorizing that tommy was gonna either die and/or give up his discs for tubbo and honestly? this ending was so much better than that.
it’s not even a particularly good ending either. tubbo and tommy gave 2 of their lives, this home, friendships (and nearly each others friendship), and countless hours of grinding and fighting; all to get back things that were theirs in the first place. ghostbur wants to be revived and alivebur wants to stay dead, schlatt might get revived, techno owes dream a favor and we all know its gonna be used to break dream out of prison, the ENTIRE eggpire plot, ranboo’s entire character, niki and jacks trauma induced revenge plot. there are so many loose ends.
but finally, finally, tubbo and tommy can rest. theyre safe in snowchester (again, jack is there, but that plot is only just starting) and they have the things they’ve been fighting for since the beginning. personally i couldn’t be more excited for them to have a healing arc.
theres a post on here that says something like “it will always be more satisfiying to see characters overcome trauma and survive than to die a tragic death” and while i dont agree that that’s 100% true, i’m so glad that for the disc saga it was a happy ending.
Look how cute they look 🥺
(Note: this isn’t about Alex, but it is semi related to Ivar and I thought it would be very interesting to share this BTS video.)
Vikings Episode 18 “Baldur”, Thora’s burning scene.
tommy is gonna sacrifice himself for tubbo 100%…right…..right?
dream is such a good villain im so glad hes fully accepted that role because he does it really well
“im playing with my food” is such a raw line….
PLEASE just give up the disc for tubbo…hell just hunt down tubbo
HES FUCKING COUNTING OH MYGOD
Kylie Jenner Posts Shower Videos After Fans’ Concern Over Her Bathroom – Hollywood Life
Kylie Jenner set the record straight about her shower (yes, really) in a series of videos on Jan. 20. She spoke out after fans trolled her over the ‘low water pressure’ and ‘tiny shower head’ she revealed in a separate clip.
Kylie Jenner’s having the last laugh about the absurd debate on social media over the size of her shower. Just last week, the mother of one shared a glimpse of her…
WORSE COMES TO WORSE CONNOR GETS YUR HOUSE TUBBO IM
MANS MIGHT DIE…
ill be liveblogging the streams today (01/20/21) so if you dont wanna see mute the tag “smp liveblog” :)
It’s time we stop calling this the renaissance and start calling it what it is. Omgcpocalypse