‘critics hated it but straight audiences loved it’ and ‘critics hated it but gay audiences loved it’ are completely opposite genres
I really appreciate that everyone knows I was talking about venom
No one asked for this one, but…
If you made lore for a character you’ve had since you were 16, and you’re in your 20s now and have a better grasp of narrative structure and power creep, you can just retcon the dumb stuff. Like you can do that for free. You’re not beholden to the junk you wrote 5 years ago, and you don’t need to justify removing it if it sucks.
unasked for addendum:
You can also retcon out gross people you no longer want to associate with. Replace their characters with NPCs or just cut them entirely.
reminder that Gregor Samsa’s first thought to his kafkaesque metamorphosis was “aw shit I still have to go to work”
I’m sorry did you just refer to the metamorphosis in the book Metamorphosis written by Franz Kafka as “Kafkaesque”
Not sure who knows this already but 6 months ago, Denver started having mental health professionals respond to mental health incidents instead of police. Some early data:
- 0 arrests were made among 748 incidents
- 41% of people were taken to a shelter or hospital
- 0 incidents were violent
- 6x a day, police were freed up to work on more serious criminal activity
“Defund the police” materializes through progressive steps like this. We need to pressure more law enforcement agencies to follow suit.
When I was in 6th grade I was going through my emo phase so one day I came to school wearing all black and my teacher said “What’re you all dressed up for? Going on a hot date?” and in the saddest voice that i could muster I said “Yeah… a date with death” and she stopped talking to me for the rest of the school day
writing papers is so HUMILIATING. why are these grown people with phds in this field making me, a baby year old child, write a stupid and trite paper that will neither interest nor benefit them in any way. what is thee point. just give me a cute little A and let’s all move on!
I have nothing else to add x
I wish more people focused less on the “Loki as a sower of discord” thing and more on being someone worth holding a bowl for.
100% agree, but also, I think it’s also a matter of seeing that being a “sower of discord” isn’t necessarily a bad thing (and in itself might be a worthy reason for Sigyn to hold the bowl).
Without occasional chaos/discord (whatever you want to call it), there is stagnation, there is no reason to grow or change. Loki is a catalyst — sure he screws stuff up sometimes, but in the end, he usually figures out how to fix it all, and in doing so, the other Gods often come out the better for it.
No matter what a post on tumblr tries to tell you, your moral and ethical stances will never be determined by what you reblog and what you scroll past. Don’t let manipulation tactics force you into doing anything you don’t want to do.
I find it very interesting to note the times in which this post has a sudden resurgence. It often follows very stressful, upsetting events, where a lot of “REBLOG THIS OR YOU SUCK” posts start appearing on this site.
So I’ll say it again: it is okay if you come to tumblr to escape upsetting news. It is okay if you’re just here for fun and fandom. It is okay if you do not want to use your tumblr as a place to read about or spread the current events that are circulating. It is okay if you need a place to decompress and just relax. There are other ways to be involved in/support causes and you are allowed to set boundaries on social media platforms without it being indicative of your belief systems.
Your beliefs, values, ethics, and moral stances are not determined by whether or not you reblog something.
figuring out batshit ways to save the galaxy is very fun and everything, but i have this specific desire, so; assume for my purposes padme, i don’t know, told anakin not to do anything stupid, his horoscope told him he’d meet destiny that day and he gets cocky and decides hey i have these midichlorians. they’re mine. i can do it myself. maybe he read a self-help book or whatever. but palpatine says “i’m a sith lord” and anakin whips out his laser sword and they go the hell to town or whatever. his space fortune cookie said he could achieve his dreams and anakin said so true bestie and taped it to the back of his hand, or something. but he just goes all in against palpatine, force destiny bullshit chosen one fate untold cosmic power nonsense style. that’s not really the point.
the point is that obi-wan and the 212th make it back like six hours later, and obi-wan’s like hey we killed grievous :) and someone has to explain to obi-wan all of the following:
- the chancellor was the sith lord
- the sith lord orchestrated the war
- the sith lord wanted anakin as his apprentice
- the sith lord is dead
- the republic is in chaos
- maul was (presumably) defeated on mandalore
- also anakin is married and padme’s in labor and it’s twins
like in the ten cosmic minutes it took obi-wan to gank grievous the literal everything else that matters has gone entirely off the damn rails, which is what happens in canon but this time it’s actually pretty much mostly good news. and i think obi-wan sucks at processing good news especially on this scale. i think he faints and gives himself a concussion
everyone’s always talking about padawans who lose their masters thanks to the war, but I hardly see any mention of masters who lose their padawans. does anyone ever wonder about the masters who raised these kids, looked at their bright eyes, felt so much pride in what they had become, only to see their entire future ripped away? Imagine a master cradling the broken body of a Padawan on the aftermath of a battlefield, feeling that in some way, they had failed them. just.. parents shouldn’t have to bury their kids, ya know?
No one really mentions him because he didn’t show up in the show and was a very minor character in the movies but:
Agen Kolar walked into Geonosis following orders with a Padawan beside him.
Agen Kolar walked into Geonosis, following orders, going to save a fellow Jedi, thinking with the rest of the Jedi that this would be a minor struggle against the Geonosians and Dooku.
And he left Geonosis without his Padawan.
Agen Kolar lost his Padawan and rebuilt his lightsaber to switch between his and his padawan’s crystals. He never took a battalion, instead he took off to the outer rim to fight the war there.
Agen Kolar had a Padawan, and he lost him as the war kicked off.
He loved that boy so much, he used his crystal to fight the man who was behind his padawan’s death. In Geonosis his saber was green. Against Palpatine is was Tan’s saber— blue.
HEY. HEY WHAT THE FUCK IM THE ONE MAKING THE SAD POSTS HERE U DONT GET TO REMIND ME AND MAKE ME SAD SJDJDJFJH