She is the mother I never had. She is the sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves. I don’t know a better person.
walter white was really like. yes my wife is 12 years younger than me. yes we met while she was still in undergrad and had a baby together when she was 23 and I was 35. yes my best and only friend is a 20something yr old addict who used to be my high school student. no this does not say anything about me as a person.
nothing that heisenberg or mike or gus or fucking whoever has ever said could possibly hold a candle to this line. NONE of their badass longass monologues come close to this 1 line
STATE OF THE BREAKING BAD TUMBLR UNION ADRESS:
Hey there sluts
I’m saul Goodman. He/they. I’m a finger-guns bisexual, not to be confused with my wife who is also a finger-guns bisexual, but who is a Scorpio rising
Anyways I’m here to tell you all about the state of tumblr discourse about breaking bad in this the year of our lord 2021. Help you post a little. Help you understand all these posts you’re seeing out there these days.
Now, you don’t have to have watched Breaking Bad to post about Breaking Bad these days. You don’t even have to know who Mike is (trust me, he’s great). You just have to know the five rules
1) Jesse is trans. Doesn’t matter what kind of trans, but he is. We’re all supporting him through his transition
2) walt and jesse are the only characters and they talk like this:
3) Bob Odenkirk had a health scare recently so be nice to him or I’ll kick your ass
4) Breaking Bad is fundamentally about the dangers of toxic masculinity and honestly however bizarre and out of character tumblr discourse about Breaking Bad gets, it will NEVER be as twisted as mainstream cishet dude discourse blindly accepting walt as some sick male power fantasy
Alright I admit that’s not one of the rules I’m just joking around
Or am I?
Anyways the last rule is
5) Lightning McQueen
Okay thanks for stopping by don’t forget to slap my ass on the way out!!
i love skyler white
if skyler white has 10000 supporters i am one of them
if skyler white has 10 supporters i am one of them
if skyler white has 0 supporters i am no longer here
if the world supports skyler white i love the world
if the world hates skyler white i hate the world
I was just talking about this with my family… like I think Skyler White is a character genuinely ahead of her time. Speaking in feminist terms. So often in shows where a husband is lying to his wife his guilt stems from how oblivious/gullible she is, and how he feels like he’s talking advantage of her by lying, but he can still excuse his actions because of his motivations. It’s the pillow scene: him staring at his innocent sleeping wife and feeling guilty for all the wrong reasons. Skyler doesn’t let Walt get away with that. She confronts him about the real reasons he should feel guilt, isn’t afraid to make him uncomfortable, actually stands up for herself, and never allows herself to fall into that passive role. She is an active character: she sees problems and takes steps to rectify them, and is maybe the first character to see Walt for who he truly is- he can’t get away with “working” her like he can with Jesse. She adds so much conflict and nuance to the story. She is flawed, but unlike Walt those flaws are normal and rooted in actually wanting to help her family, not her ego. I think the people who really hate her and identify with Walt have never had to actually deal with a Walter in their own lives or else they’d figure put that having someone constantly lie to you- and disrespect you by acting like you’re gullible enough to believe them- isn’t actually that cool irl. Anyway moral is that Reddit dude bros are idiots and Skyler is one of my favorite characters.
Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad masterdocs
so when i started my rewatches a couple months ago i decided to make google docs to map all the character arcs, themes, parallels, etc. i did it for myself originally but those who i have shown it to have enjoyed it and since we're really getting to that point where it's all coming together...dig in freaks. it may be a useful resource.
Better Call Saul
i <3 jesses pumpkin shirt
Literally wild to me how Reddit dudebros in the BrBa/BCS fandoms actually seem to want the female characters in these shows to be written worse and with less complexity… like Skyler as a character and Breaking Bad as a whole are so much less interesting if you reduce her role in the series to just that of the “nagging wife”… Jane’s death and its fallout don’t hit the viewer nearly as hard if they see her only as a manipulative femme fatale who didn’t reciprocate Jesse’s feelings on any level… the whole of Better Call Saul is made lesser thematically and narratively if you strip Kim of her agency in her own moral dissolution… why tf do y’all want the shows you’re watching to be worse than they actually are?? If you can only beat off to bad writing go elsewhere!!