Apparently Disney thought that Isabella (the more traditional Disney Princess sort with the plant powers) would be the one kids would like, so their merch teams leaned heavily into making stuff with her on it… Only for Luisa’s stuff to be way more popular.
Which seems like this is the second time this has happened. as when the Force Awakens came out their merch team thought that Kylo Ren and the First Order would be the things that kids would gravitate towards, leaning into the merch more heavily focusing on them instead of the heroes… Only for kids to actually like Rey, Finn etc. a lot more (BECAUSE THEY’RE THE HEROES), and try to get the comparatively less stuff with them instead… Supposedly, can’t find an exact citation, this may have been a factor in them aggressively removing John Boyega from his own trilogy to focus on that weird romance between Rey and Kylo, because if the kids weren’t going to instinctively to towards the fascist dad-murderer organically, Marketing will force the issue by reducing the other options available.
Also, Kylo Ren is a mask character, Disney owns that look outright so make all the money off it, in a way they don’t for Finn or Rey as that involves actors having to give their approval for use of likeness and receive royalties in return (and Poe was originally supposed to be killed in TFA so got even less focus in the marketing, so his first figures tended to have a pilot’s helmet on so he wasn’t even identifable as such)
Check out the Lucasfilm intro for the Boba Fett series, note what they all have in common; no human’s. (The Mandalorian and cartoons all have that trait)
This ALSO happened with Frozen when they expected everyone to relate to Anna over Elsa and didn’t have enough Elsa merch. It was a huge deal at the time. They’re just really, really bad at this.
It’s kind of sad how much of this stuff hinges on their ability to sell merch, and how someone individual decisions don’t line up with the reality of the actual audience.
Like how the makes of Avatar went getting notes about giving the cast more costumes and weaponry so they have a wider variety of toys to sell… But only for the same marketing department to be weirdly obstinate about making any merch with any of the show’s many popular female characters, because “it’s a boys show and boys don’t boy girl toys“…
…Only to cut forward to Legend of Korra, which the creators kept telling a story about how despite test audience’s saying that they didn’t mind that Korra was a girl they just thought that she was awesome… And the marketing department to declare that it’s a girl’s show because Korra’s a girl, which also negatively effected the amount of merch that they produced to justify the show’s funding. And apparently it being an action show, a genre deemed to be a “boy’s genre“ that girls apparently don’t like causing a short-circuit in someone’s brain at Nickelodeon apparently.
Ok but this is an actual problem. Our energy grid requires that the output of energy always matches the demand for energy. Otherwise you can get things like blackouts caused by rerouting the power directly into the ground so it doesn’t blow up transformers. Or energy spikes that can damage grid infrastructure or computers or appliances.
There’s energy storage solutions like pumping water up hill and then letting it flow back down through a turbine when you need the power.
Renewable energy definitely is a fantastic thing. But it does have actual issues like these that people designing our electrical system have to be cognizant about.
“The policy of the
Time Lords is clear. strict non-intervention in other worlds and times.
However, policy and reality sometimes diverge.
There are times when it is necessary to intervene. That is the purpose
of The Division.” - The Timeless Children.
civilisation works or is enlightened. Some require help. Some needed to
be told. Division assessed and acted accordingly.” - Tecteun, Survivors of the Flux
The way Thirteen gets so angry learning that Division, this shadow organization that started in Gallifrey interfered. And the Doctor was punished for interfering, for helping people.
The Doctor wasn’t punished because she interfered as @jod13whittaker pointed out, the Doctor was punished because she didn’t interfere in the right way.
The right way being– interfering for the Glory of Gallifrey. The Glory of Time Lords.
And this isn’t the first time this was broached in the extended universe, Rassilon apparently did genetic edits in the universe so other aliens would look more Time Lord.
The story of Balto is interesting. He led a team of sled dogs across the Alaskan wilderness in the dead of winter with diphtheria antitoxins to stop an outbreak in Nenana Alaska. Diphtheria is a deadly infectious disease that could wipe out a third of a town’s population. It is mostly unknown to the public today because of vaccines. Balto’s body is preserved in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
He’s a big hero of mine!
Let’s not forget Togo! Who, at 12 years old during the serum run, lead his team 200 miles through much more dangerous conditions during the first leg of the journey before Balto ran the last 55-mile stretch.
Togo and Balto didn’t bust their asses for dying children for you to turn around and not vaccinate your damn kids
Boost this. Malicious fucking compliance y'all. Tie up their legal system with tens of thousands of cases. Burn their state government’s cash on this issue. Force them to play by the Nth degree of this idiotic rule.
i love uncivil obedience. follow the letter of the law so close that it shows just how ridiculous and unfair the law is
Superman was created by two second-generation Jewish immigrants in the 1930s.
He was created to represent Jewish refugees, partially-assimilated immigrants, and orphan refugees. They couldn’t admit it at the time or he would never have been popular.
Whoever Little Light is they understand Superman far more than the majority of people.
Superman is the hardworking Hispanic immigrant who has developed a taste for apple pie.
The Muslim who plays baseball between prayer calls.
Every immigrant who still speaks their own language at home.
This is perfect and I love you for it.
Image description: a series of tweets from Little Light @burnlittlelight. Tweets read:
1) Honestly I’d love a story where the folks at the Daily Planet reveal they knew Clark Kent was being squirrelly about his ID but they checked his legal records, assumed he was just an undocumented immigrant from elsewhere on Earth, and respected/protected his privacy and safety.
2) They’re all investigative journalists or whatever. Maybe they knew Clark was being evasive and facts weren’t adding up and he didn’t need those glasses but figured it was just to hide from La Migra and chose not to look into it further. Mystery solved. He’s a decent guy, lay off.
3) In the modern era of the Internet and all, it makes way more sense. And it establishes them as both competent and kind. “You think he’s *Superman*? Shoot, no, step into Perry’s office for a minute, keep your voice down, we can explain. We checked up on all of this a while ago.”
4) Why doesn’t he ever do the employee physical? Why is he always running off to take care of vague stuff without good explanations? Why does he claim to be from “Smallville,” which is obviously made up, and never mentions any relative but his parents, who don’t look like him?
5) Whenever there’s the kind of crisis where the police would show up, Clark’s nowhere to be found. He never goes to the doctor. He’s so shy. He works so hard and never really has anyone over to his place. And we all choose to leave it at that, because we care about him.
6) What does a quiet, hardworking, hyper-polite guy who knows a lot about farm work look like to you? A guy who pays a lot of attention to when sirens go off? Who has secrets, but who never seems to do anything unethical or wrong, who is an exaggeratedly model citizen? Just saying.
7) Maybe Clark doesn’t even know this is why his secret identity has been working this well, because nobody wants to freak him out, until a Dreamer intern or something gives him a friendly “Your secret’s safe with me, brother, we’ve got to look after each other” at the copy machine.
8) And then you get a story of Clark finding community and kinship and solidarity with all the human beings whose parents also sent them, with desperate hope, from catastrophe-wracked homes to somewhere there might be a better life, who understand him better than maybe anyone else.
Reminds me of when I accidentally stumbled across this photo for the first time…
mutuals put me in your fridge
Back in 2015, I went over to a classmate’s house for group project work late in the fall, and in the middle of working on the presentation, offered to grab sodas for people but they were out of pepsi and Andrew whose house we were at said “Oh, there’s more in the basement fridge.”
So I go down to the basement, which is well-lit and finished and indeed there are more pepsi but also in the fridge is a massive tortise. This animal was the dimensions of a desktop computer and probably outweighed a labrador. It’s not moving, and is set in the middle of a plastic tray so it’s apparently supposed to be there. I go back upstairs.
“Hey Andrew.” I say, nonchalantly. “So is the tortise in the fridge down there for soup or what?”
“The what?” says the other member of the group project. I don’t remember her name, just that she always wore her hair in pigtails with butterfly clips that were based on real butterflies and she had at least a dozen species.
“Oh! No, that’s Andrew Too.” he says. “His species hibernates so he stays in the fridge for the holidays.”
“You named your tortise after you?” I ask.
“No, uh- Well, my grandfather got him in Egypt or somewhere while he was on leave during the war and He was named Andrew, so he thought it would be funny to name him ‘Andrew Too’. …Then Mom named me after him so Gandpa left me Andrew Too in his will. He’s pretty cool when he’s awake. Lets us dress him up for summer holidays, doesn’t bark.”
“Oh!” Said Butterflies. “My dad served in the Gulf War too! What unit was he in?”
“Oh no, Grandpa was with the Royal Air Force in World War Two. Andrew Too is going to be 70 this year! We’re going to make him a carrot cake!”
Yes, because the other guy tried to overturn our democracy. Get a fucking grip.
Also worth mentioning that he’s not like just saying this. Its been a year and every attempt at a federal policy has been blocked by Republican judges. There is no federal solution left, thanks in part to Trump’s appointees and their vendetta and the active attempt by Republicans to prolong the pandemic and run on the fact that it hasn’t ended yet.
To everyone who wants Biden just to ignore federal law and the way our government is set up: do you want tyranny? Because that’s how you get tyranny.
The U.S. president has a lot of power, but he can’t nullify court decisions and he can’t ignore congress, and we don’t want the office to be able to do so.
Hey! So this was a partial quote. And a huge actual misquote. Biden had a call with ALL the governors to talk about the role states have to play in curbing COVID. Things like providing testing sites, promoting the boosters - stuff like that. He actually didn’t just say “your prob” and jump on out of there.
Because like it or not, it’s been well established by the courts that the states have the ultimate authority over mandates for public health. The feds can make money available, but the states have to do the work.
Can we please make it a rule to actually Google what someone said if it seems like a post was designed to just make you made and react?
self-reblogging to add: hey remember how it was, like, a proven fact that people were intentionally coming into liberal spaces to convince us all the options were bad and we shouldn’t vote? remember how that was a huge issue in the 2016 election?
OP is doing exactly that.
always be super fucking wary of anyone trying to convince you to just nope out of the political process.
The hard truth about autism acceptance that a lot of people don’t want to hear is that autism acceptance also inherently requires acceptance of people who are just weird.
And yes, I mean Those TM people. Middle schoolers who growl and bark and naruto run in the halls. Thirtysomethings who live with their parents. Furries. Fourteen-year-olds who identify as stargender and use neopronouns. Picky eaters. Adults in fandoms. People who talk weird. People who dress weird.
Because autistic people shouldn’t have to disclose a medical diagnosis to you to avoid being mocked and ostracized for stuff that, at absolute worst, is annoying. Ruthlessly deriding people for this stuff then tacking on a “oh, but it’s okay if they’re autistic” does absolutely nothing to help autistic people! Especially when undiagnosed autistic people exist.
Like it or not, if you want to be an ally to autistic people, you’re going to have to take the L and leave eccentric, weird people alone. Even if you don’t know them to be autistic. You shouldn’t be looking for Acceptable Reasons to be mean to people in the first place. Being respectful should be the default.
it is pretty annoying how the fandom erases shaggys flaws to make him into a uwu precious scoobie snack babie…like hes a coward that when push comes to shove isnt there to help out his friends lmao
alright, lemme school your dumbass because obviously you’ve never watched scooby doo before
shaggy rogers is a hero
yes, he canonically has anxiety issues, but when it comes down to it, he is there for his friends no matter how scared he is. he cares very deeply for his friends and he would absolutely not hesitate to put himself in danger to keep them safe
in ‘music of the vampire’ when the vampire threatens his friends, shaggy’s first response is to grab a bunch of wooden stakes to attack the vampire with
later in this same movie when he (albeit falsely) believes he’s fallen victim to the vampire curse, he runs away and gets as far away from his friends as possible so there would be no chance of him harming them or inflicting the curse on them as well
and in ‘camp scare’ when the fish monster they’re dealing with hurts scooby, shaggy’s first response was to shatter a two-by-four across its face.watch it go down here, skip to about 1:30
during the climax of ‘legend of the phantosaur’ after struggling with his anxiety for the whole movie, shaggy overcomes it for the sake of saving the lives of his friends and the villains who put them in danger in the first place
in ‘ghoul school’, without any help from fred, daphne, or velma, shaggy saves the lives of several monster kids, and in ‘reluctant werewolf’ when he’s cursed to become a werewolf, he wins back his humanity in just under two days, again without help from fred, daphne, or velma
hell, the whole plot of ‘goblin king’ was about shaggy and scooby travelling into the realm of monsters, the very things he’s afraid of mos, so he can save his friends from being turned into monsters themselves. and he does save them
and those are just the examples i could think of off the top of my head!
shaggy is as essential to the gang as everyone else is. he’s the one who repeatedly throws himself headfirst into the path of the monster of the week to lead it into fred’s traps, despite his anxiety issues, because he’s the only one fast enough not to get caught. fun fact! he’s won multiple awards in high school for gymnastics and athletics. he isn’t just all about fear and food. he’s a friendly, caring person who would do anything for his friends, and on top of all this?
he’s only seventeen. of course he’s scared, he’s just a kid.
tl;dr, shaggy rogers is more than his anxiety
canonically, shaggy and scoob have dealt with more real monsters than the entire gang.
the mystery gang tends to unmask humans. The exceptions (authentic monsters, zombies, witches, ghosts, etc) are in certain movies. some of which (Zombie Island, the Witch’s Ghost) involve the full gang. Others (Ghoul School, Reluctant Werewolf, the Boo Brothers) have Shaggy and Scoob (and Scrappy) on their own adventures.
oh hey and in ghoul school, looking for some peace and quiet, they get hired as gym teachers at a school for girls, that turns out to be a school for ghouls. Despite being terrified,
they stay, become fantastic teachers, inspire their students and lead them to victory in the volleyball champion, and then risk their lives saving the students from an evil witch and spider minions.
oh and they befriend an adult mummy, vampire, wolfman, and phantom along the way
not to mention whenever they hang with the rest of the gang, they invariably get used trap bait against their expressed wishes. but still they stick around
oh, and despite their reluctance, scoob and shaggy regularly play some of the most vital roles in the gang’s adventures, to the point the movie posters regularly feature them as the most prominent members. the rest of the gang may provide the motivation, but shaggy and scooby are the lifeblood of the show:
conclusion: Shaggy Rogers and Scoobert Doo have enormous hearts that lead them to face their greatest fears on an almost daily basis for the sake of protecting those they care about.
PROTECT AND APPRECIATE SHAGGY ROGERS
Also, THEY ARE ALWAYS RUNNING AROUND LIKE CRAZY AND DOING SUPER DANGEROUS STUFF. THEY ARE BURNING MORE CALORIES THAN THEY HAVE IN THEIR BODIES. OF COURSE THEY’RE GONNA EAT LIKE CRAZY. IF THEY DON’T EAT CONSTANTLY THEY’LL DIE.
im currently kinning jared 19
Also the mystery machine was originally Shaggy’s but he gave it to Fred because he’s too anxious to drive more often than not. Miss me with this fake as shit about my favorite guy.
In this house, we stan Norville “Shaggy” Rogers.
Shaggy would be a great Green lantern
He actively supports his friends interests even if they are outside of his own and when presented with opportunities to call out one of his friends on their occasional b.s. he typically keeps his personal knowledge to himself because he cares about them and doesn’t want to cause them embarrassment. Per the comics his support is why the rest of the gang managed to be comfortable with themselves enough to follow their various quirky interests which is why Mystery Inc is able to exist in the first place.
There’s also the fact that while the show makes his fears comedic, they are in reality completely legitimate. Shaggy knows real dangerous monsters exist, he knows the supernatural is real, and he knows that people with or without masks can be dangerous. It is canon that he has been dealing with this stuff since he was at least a toddler.
Not only do villains constantly chase him and try to capture him, occasionally succeeding, they have also tried to shoot him, stab him, drown him, push him off of ledges, blow him up, run him over, suffocate him, freeze him to death, smash his skull in with blunt objects, burn him alive, seal him into a wall, run him off the road while driving, toss him out of planes while in flight, trapped him with large, hungry, predatory animals in hopes that the animal would kill and eat him, etc. and that’s just off the top of my head.
He has watched friends, acquaintances, and complete strangers be nearly killed and often was the one who jumped into the fray to keep that from happening. Despite Daphne often being referred to as a damsel in distress character and her alliterative Danger Prone Daphne nickname, if you watch the various series and movies, Shaggy is actually the most danger prone, most frequently captured, and also most often injured character in the series. Yes, he often jumps at things that end up being innocuous, but ptsd and anxiety are real things, and let’s be honest, if all of the above was my every day life, I’d be pretty darn jumpy too.
Shaggy is the voice of reason in the group. When the gang is inevitably informed that some giant beast in the area has been rampaging about causing destruction, and kidnapping and/or trying to murder people, he has every right to voice concern over intentionally going out to search for the thing, especially when he himself attracts that danger and the supernatural more than anyone else in the gang, including Scooby. If a pathway looks dangerous and he points it out, everyone else will roll their eyes and keep going and he’ll inevitably follow them and its his feet it ends up crumbling under. His completely valid concerns are constantly dismissed and he’s usually the one who ends up suffering the consequences for it.
And while I agree he would make a great green lantern, he was in canon a pretty awesome yellow lantern.
There have been many hints throughout the series that Shaggy actually obliviously wields magic and Scooby is his familiar, which was basically made canon in Goblin King and there was a gag about it in a Be Cool Scooby Doo episode. Read more about this
In the above comic, Shaggy manipulated the ring without even trying while Sinestro was both wearing it and actively trying to wield it, and then it flew off of Sinestro’s finger and onto Shaggy’s. As his familiar, Scooby is affected by the ring too. Sinestro freaks out about them having the ability to both cause and instill the greatest fear of all. There’s another team-up comic with Green Arrow and Green Lantern where Psycho Pirate shows up and uses his ability to cause the rest of the gang to feel sheer terror and flee, this has seemingly no affect on Shaggy and Scooby because that’s just their normal state.
The big takeaway here is that despite all of the perfectly legitimate reasons to be scared listed above, the yellow lantern comic suggests that the primary reason Shaggy is actually afraid is that he’s been taking his ability to cause and instill the greatest fear of all and subconsciously inflicting all of it on himself (and unwittingly on Scooby as well due to their connection). He has stated that his greatest dislike is being afraid, so he’s basically wielding the feeling he dislikes most in the world at epic proportions onto himself because he would never want anyone else to have to feel that way, all the while still managing to investigate spooky places, find clues, solve mysteries, be a good friend, act as bait, and throw himself into danger for the sake of others.
So yeah, Shaggy is a hero and his friends should give him all the hugs because he sure as heck deserves them.
I really want to contribute to this thread but all I can think of is Shaggy saving the wax voodoo dolls of Fred, Daphne, and Velma (although he and Scooby didn’t exactly recognize what they were at first) from being melted and/or used to injure or kill anyone and throwing the wax figures of the werecat trio into a fire to save the gang in ‘Scooby Doo on Zombie Island’
(just for some context bc it’s been a while since I watched zombie island)
Like, yes, Shaggy is controlling Daphne’s actions with the doll, but look at how gently he holds the figure. He treats it like his friend (and yes, it technically is) because he cares about the rest of the gang. This bit was mainly for comedic relief, but it also shows how serious this situation and the voodoo dolls actually were in the film.
And really, if you saw some Karen-Linda-intimidating-employer/CEO looking lady turn into this, wouldn’t you be at least a little unnerved?
Also: Shaggy has to have a lot of physical strength and endurance or just have a higher adrenaline output than most (via anxiety and ptsd due to being used as bait and all) to be able to run away as fast as he does. And nearly everyone who’s ever seen or heard of Scooby Doo knows that thing that Shaggy and Scooby do(o) — hehe — where Shaggy ends up holding Scooby when they get spooked or chased. Scoobert Doo is a Great Dane. Male Great Danes can be up to seven (7) feet tall on their hind legs, and on average, they weigh about 120-200 lbs (54-90 kg). That’s a big dog.
(just for reference)
And Shaggy will sprint with Scooby in his back in most (if not every) episode.
just to add on to this thread of amazing physical feats one norville “shaggy” rogers has accomplished:
he’s pushed a boat filled with the gang + madelyn + scooby across a lake, RUNNING ON WATER WHILE HE DOES SO (Abracadabra-Doo!)
and, if we estimate the dinghy at roughly 150-175 lbs (usually the weight for a boat this size that can easily fit 6 people), and Scooby at 200 lbs even (given that when he rode on the back of a mule alone, he caused it to collapse under his weight in SD & the Monster of Mexico), Shaggy is not only propelling himself fast enough to RUN ON WATER, he is also pushing the rough equivalent of 1000 pounds of weight across the water, at fast enough speeds to rival a motorboat
in SD Camp Scare, he also shook the metal bars of a prison cell so hard, that they broke apart and collapsed entirely, even though they were embedded in stone
and to those saying ‘well, he can’t repeat those feat bc those are oneoff deals’, oh shit you thought???
here are TWO separate occasions of Shaggy running UP rocks and LEAPING UP to different ones to escape a pit.
the first in Legend of the Phantasaur
the second in Where’s My Mummy
WHILE CARRYING SCOOBY IN HIS ARMS
THE BOY IS AMAZING AND WONDERFUL I WILL TAKE NO FURTHER OPINIONS AT THIS TIME
Theory: Shaggy is an anime protagonist that got stuck in the Hanna-Barbera cartoon universe.
I remember an episode of What’s New Scooby Doo where the monster knocked Fred out cold and Scooby started growing and almost attacked.
It isn’t an exact science and how these are utilized depends on the writer(s) (and obviously there are exceptions) but I think this is how the suit colors and personalities generally corelate in Power Rangers and Super sentai;
Red-Stoicleader , energetic go-getter, rational/emotionally intelligent,if the team is on the greyer side they may be roguish and put their desires ahead of “doing the right thing”.
Blue-Smart/intellectual,Serious minded/Stoic and cool headed (in sentai them being the “young punk” of the group or alternatively the “team dad” is also common). Another interesting thing about blues is they can just being a genuinely nice guy or a sort of “hobbiest” where their defining trait is either in how sweet and innocent they are or they can very in to a specific hobby to the point of it being a defining feature. These are rare but common enough to mention. If they’re female they’ll have a level headed and pleasant/serene personality.
Black-Is often just quiet or the mature one( may be the stoic one if it isn’t blue.) If not they’re typically skilled but arrogant. It’s common for them to cynical or at least very negative/dour and as a result can be lone wolves. They’re also often the physically strongest or most deadly in pure combat.
Green- can have the black/blue stoicism if we’re talking about sentai,(they’ve also appropriated the young punk archetype from blue),in the states they can have the skilled but arrogant personality or be outright comic relief (which could be mixed with the other potential archetypes). They can also be the smart/intellectual one. If they’re female they’ll be energetic and positive, possibly a tomboy.
Yellow:If they’re a dude in they’ll be comedic and likely the strongest physically,if they’re smart it’s usually in an atypical way(In sentai male yellows can be an argumentative lancer/second in command).If it’s a girl they’re usually a tomboy or the “big sister” character,if not they’re “traditionally feminine” (rare), unfortunately yellow rangers often get stuck with being underdeveloped.
Pink: Very kind. May be spunky or a little tough to show they aren’t a pushover, this can even be swapped so that she’s very tough and serious but a sweetheart on the inside. Occasionally they’re the smart/intellectual one.
Sixth: Lone wolf who may have to get over himself or a whole ass clown. It’s not uncommon for them to start evil and join the team later,may spend the rest of the season facing ramifications for this. Silver rangers are typically show offs, golds can be more skilled/disciplined though that’ll always be mixed with the above traits. If they’re color is also red they’ll clash with the initial red and eventually reconcile they’re differences. They can also be experienced mentor figures who have decided to join their students in battle ,and if they’re a separate hero who doesn’t identity as a ranger they’ll need to form a sense of humanity or find it after having lost it.
Purple:very wise and often a mentor or intellectual. Are usually “strange” and have some sort of unique situation with their status as a ranger. May even be hiding some previous pain or past trauma.
Orange: Edgelord.Often overly serious and reclusive and keeper of a big secret.
White:Often the mature and “motherly” one if female,this for some reason is contrasted by the fact they’re typically very young and if not they’re a woman who’s older than the rest of the team. If they’re male they’ll be powerful but have very little maturity or restraint to balance it out.
Yo, you looking at the Orange and Purple here, @lordkingsmith?
For purple and orange as they don’t typically show up in the states I say yes to purple but orange is usually this personality;
The two official Rangers Remi and Eugene “Skull” Skullovitch might be edgy at first glance but they’re overly enthusiastic, determined, and both are owners of fairly successful businesses. Remi runs a tavern, Eugene we’re not sure but he’s rich so there is success (it might be a hotel chain). These two are also the most determined characters compared to their friends. Both of them are also extroverts.
The one fake ranger Boom, who had a dream about becoming a ranger and it was orange, is everything but successful. I’d say it’s closer they’re this;
Pretentious to hide some sort of anxiety, but enthusiastic, clever, determined and protective to the point of those almost being flaws, with a knack for knowing how to run plans and successful endeavors. Lucky, in other words. What they seem to be most is the team hustler, the schemer. There’s so many plans and backup plans and organized chaos you’re not sure what game they’re playing, but you know there’s one. After all a schemer in a military setting is generally known as a tactician
I was actually thinking that exactly one thing applied to the central Orange Rangers we like in this post–and it’s the last bit. ;)
The completely normal Norman Osborn’s completely normal dinner party
Check out our podcast on this episode where we discuss the fact Norman totally makes it look like they’re having an affair
It 100% does oh my god
Let us take a moment to appreciate this
And the fact this episode includes the time Peter Parker burned a mans house down to get out of the worlds most awkward social function O.O
I genuinely wonder what anyone who doesn’t know Peter is Spider-Man and Norman is the Goblin made of all this especially as right after this Norman Osborn DISAPPEARS WITHOUT TRACE with Peter being the last one to see him alive and having absolutely no alibi
All I’m saying is it’s a miracle Peter wasn’t a murder suspect after this episode O.O;
Especially since he’s been one before in this series
Norman Osborn: (Spends entire dinner party hinting at some “Secret” he and Peter share and talking about revealing it while generally acting weird as all hell)
Peter: (leaves room to set the house on fire)
House: (BURNS TO THE GROUND)
Peter: Mr Osborn’s still inside I’LL GO GET HIM
(Leaves and does not come back for a minimum of like the next 10-12 hours)
Norman Osborn: IS NEVER SEEN AGAIN
There would be
SO MANY utterly awful True Crime Podcasts about this
Making Peter Parker A Murderer would be on the top of Netflix’s “Recommended for you” for months to come
So many terrible Youtube “Top Ten Unexplained Mysteries with SURPRISING SUSPECTS” videos saying “Yeah that photographer from the Daily Bugle who takes Spider-Man’s picture all the time totally did it”
J Jonah Jameson would ironically be one of the only people claiming Peter was innocent because he knows Peter’s a good guy. I mean he probably would be running editorials saying that Spider-Man did it and possibly accusing him of blackmailing/threatening Peter into silence over his evil Spider Crime but you can’t have everything
Remember when I said I wanted this done by the time the movie came out? Well the movie got pushed back so I’m still on time!
Real talk thanks for the support on this ya’ll, I’m just happy to be done with it by this point. 2k12 Leo really knows his shit when giving pep talks if only he would take some of his own advice sometimes.