#what their conflicts are etc
One more thing, why wasn’t Taylor the one Buck was talking to about all this?? Like, this would have been a great opportunity to expand on the maturity and depth of their relationship, by having her emotionally support Buck and give him advice during a difficult time. Yet they had him go to Eddie, the same way they gave us a Buck/Eddie scene in the hospital when it would have made more sense for Ana to be there. I straight up forgot Buck has a girlfriend during this episode.
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Hey, hey. Some friends were discussing how there’s quite a lot of fan art from season 2 of the SMP featuring Tommy wearing Wilbur’s Pogtopia coat. Nowadays you might read it as a mark of Wilbur’s and Tommy’s character’s closeness but actually the origin is more interesting than that!
It actually stems from the same place as drawing Tubbo with Ram’s horns, another popular fanart design that continues to be really popular. That one is linking Tubbo with Schlatt.
So, shortly before Tommy was exiled in S2, Tommy and Tubbo were in conflict. There were both angry as exiling Tommy to appease Dream was being contemplated. And that’s where Tommy quite literally told Tubbo not to turn into another Schlatt and Tubbo’s reply was that he wouldn’t turn into Schlatt if Tommy didn’t become another Wilbur. Quite an explicit parallel was being drawn.
And yeah, this was a significant part of each of their character arcs over season 2 as Tubbo unhappily ruled over New L’Manburg while slowly being abandoned by his citizens as he planned another festival. Meanwhile Tommy was growing depressed in his exile which ultimately lead to him living with Techno and giving in to the idea of destroying L’Manberg and giving up on all his old friends.
Both of them seemed doomed to follow this same path right up until the festival where they both finally rejected these parallels with Tommy deciding to defend L’Manburg instead and Tubbo standing up to Quackity and refusing to execute the treacherous Ranboo before also joining Tommy to defend their home, fighting together, their friendship finally restored.
So that brings me on to the art - the art was depicting Tommy in Wilbur’s coat (and sometimes beanie too) and Tubbo with Schlatt horns and a suit as a visual representation of their conflict and struggle over this season. It can capture in a single image what’s going on. Which is pretty cool! Adding these physical symbols to represent a character’s internal struggles and motivations is always really appealing to me.
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something really fascinating about konoha is that, canonically, the Will of Fire is more like a religion than a philosophic mantra.
the manga explicitly states that in konoha they worship the hokage and their predecessors rather than gods.
i think that makes perfect sense for the specific type of nationalism and exceptionalism konoha runs on.
it also changes how we must view hashirama’s set up of hokage-ship and how he styled his throne of fire —
— as well as shikamaru’s final words to hidan.
not only is he saying he now owns hidan’s entire ass, he is performing an act of worship. his revenge is enacted in the name of konoha’s version of ancestor worship for asuma.
additionally, it contextualizes konoha’s generational commitment not to question the previous generation and therefore to repeat the past. even to the “non-religious,” this is a belief that has bled into konoha’s culture and social mores — which explains why even naruto, someone with every reason to want to restructure konoha, winds up buying into, supporting, and firming up the same rhetoric he rebelled against as a child.
although there is no doubt that kishimoto did not mean for this to be a point of criticism, there is something really powerful buried in all of this if you look at the entire series : idealizing the past threatens the present and stymies the future. your ancestors and elders are not always right. some beliefs and traditions SHOULD be questioned, interrogated, and changed in light of new knowledge; the refusal to do so poisons the entire system, and a system, once corrupted, is nearly impossible to save.
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I cannot believe I’ve seen at least three Hades & Persephone au’s for DinLuke so far, but no one person has fused them with the most obvious Greek myth, which is Eros & Psyche. She’s not!! allowed!! to see her husband’s face!!!!
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no sorry but like
1. losing glenn means they can't get the van back so the entire driving thing was for a moot plan
2. they still have no way of getting the bracelets on any of the o-dads so that plan might never pay off
3. the big bad can still choose to undo 3 more failed saves which is. a LOT. especially bc thus far willy has almost never failed a check so his bonuses are probably insane
4. THE VILLAINS?? HAVE A NUKE??? LIKE A NUKE IN THIS 1300S FANTASY REALM?? HELLO???
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Malec is an amazing ship
Its problematic that a guy who is several hundreds of years old and a guy who is in the beginning barely not a minor are in a relationship
are two statements that can and should coexist
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thinking abt the lore implications there would be if the tma bit wasn’t cut from the newest wtnv episode.....
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Can't stop being sad about Fundy and Tommy,,,,
Like, they have so much in common;;;
Abandonment issues, daddy issues, lack of respect from the rest of the server, getting betrayed, missing Wilbur, being seen as a child, Wilbur again, trauma, etc.....
If only Tommy hadn't interrogated him :""))
Look at him, Tommy, you ruined a perfectly good potential friendship,,,
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5 parts into the daleks and im thinking about format and pacing
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speaking of rue. the other week i was like heheh when i thought about how kraehe is always trying to embrace her role / the power that she can access by leaning into it and Creating Drama for the story but like, in the middle of her peak theatrical villainy someone will just be like "hey :/ what's wrong :(" and she has to leave
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what i really enjoyed this episode were all of the implications that were going on with baby yoda. the little one asked politely for some cookies but when he didnt get those he started using the force. not to harm anyone of course, but he didnt simply accept a “no”. add that to the fact that he’s basically being raised by a bounty hunter and constantly seeing death ... idk, force sensitive children being raised that way certainly does have its risks
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the amount of love i feel for a female character is directly proportional to the amount of unearned hatred they receive from guys on reddit for being deemed "annoying"
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- i have two potential founders era verse ideas. there are two ways this verse could be structured:
the standard route = haku is born in the founders era and a leader of the nomadic yuki tribe in snow country. for some reason their half of the fearsome tribe would travel outside snow country into the other elemental nations and drama would ensue. since haku would take the place of their great x2 grandmother tsukimono’s role, they would either possess her Oracular powers OR they would have reached the fullest potential of their own skills as a demon summoner. either way they’re dope yet completely removed from the pressure of developing the villages. they could provide an outside, indigenous perspective to all the crazy shit going on in the elemental nations, if asked, but more than likely they wouldn’t be. bonus points if we capitalize on the stark differences and startling similarities between the uchiha clan and the yuki tribe because listen, the yuki are quite literally the yin to the uchiha’s yang.
the non-standard route would be the TIME TRAVEL ROUTE! during their ungaikyō period, haku gets lost in the mirror world and somehow falls into the founders era (or any era really, it’s pretty flexible) with no way to get home. telling people they time traveled sounds like a pretty good way to get burned as a witch or some shit, so haku has to try their damndest to fit in without giving themself away or getting caught. however, haku would have traveled back in time AFTER the fourth shinobi war, so haku has heard about ALL of these motherfuckers and has to avoid spilling the beans. however, this could also be a great opportunity to change the course of human history and stop the war from ever happening, so they’re balancing a delicate line between nudging the powers that be to get along for gods’ sake without getting caught and, like, burned alive or some shit.
idk folks. thoughts? comments? cries of outrage?
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do we know what anders (and possiblé hawke) are actually out there Doing bw the end of da2 and the end of inquisition/trespasser?
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your characters should lie to each other and themselves, in fact
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the eternal conflict between the admiring reblog of a gorgeous dress, outfit, or piece of clothing
and the resentful refusal to reblog because nothing like that is ever made for someone like you to wear
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Disney’s business practices are so evil and the creative decision-making behind most of its Star Wars stuff so blatantly cynical that at this point I leave most of it to people who can enjoy it, but I will say that the choice to look at Rogue One and go everybody gets a Vader hallway scene! (Maul and to a lesser extent Ahsoka in TCW S7, Luke and arguably Ahsoka again in The Mandalorian) would be extremely fun in the hands of more committed storytellers. Like yes, please tell me more about how all Force-wielders regardless of Jedi/Sith creed have something a tiny bit uncanny horror about them
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ok like sure mass effect andromeda has its issues and is kind of boring/flat sometimes but have u considered a.) vetra calls u babe and its magical i love her so much and b.) jaal exists thats all i have to say i love him
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comment i saw on ig under a post that basically said that both sides are guilty and there are no unbiased sources. i found the highlighted part very helpful as it is informative and easy to grasp so asked the owner for permission to share it.
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