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  • foryuuji
    17.01.2022 - 14 hours ago
    #꒰🎂꒱ happy birthday ♡꙼̈ ࿐ ࿔ #↷my love abby ⋯ #im watching the new episode of demon slaye 😈 #how are you bub? #take care 😘
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  • crisp-sweet-pink-lady
    17.01.2022 - 20 hours ago

    I've been trying to think of a good intro to this post, but I don't have one. I just want to complain about an animated special from 30 years ago that I recently watched for the first time: Earthday Birthday.

    As a kid I was vaguely aware of this special, and the characters it starred, cartoony dinosaurs called Zwibble Dibbles, but I never watched it for two main reasons: one, it aired on HBO, and I never had that growing up, and two, as you can tell from the title, it's basically environmentalist propaganda, and my mom had a thing about that (I wasn't allowed to watch Fern Gully for the same reason, but I did anyway). But a podcast I listen to did an episode about it, and since it's more easily available these days, I decided to check it out.

    Honestly, it was about the quality I expected. Not great, not super terrible either, but it has two fatal flaws, which is why I'm making this post. The first is that it assumes the viewers have some familiarity with the characters already (the special is based on two books), and the second, which is really why I'm writing this post, is that the antagonists of the special have no real purpose.

    They also have no names, which makes it hard to talk about them. The main antagonist proclaims herself Queen of the Dump in her first scene, so that's what I'm going to call her, but her two minions are only ever referred to (by her) as "boys." And they never actually interact with any of the Zwibble Dibbles directly. They don't even seem to have any specific beef with them, which makes you wonder why they're even in this special.

    But to properly get my thoughts out, I have to go scene by scene. Which isn't hard because they only make three appearances in this 28 minute special.

    We first meet our antagonists about 12 minutes into the special, with a cut to a garbage dump that we can assume is somewhere outside the forest where the Zwibble Dibbles live, though this is never actually established. It certainly isn't visible in any of the wideshots of their forest home. Anyway, the Queen of the Dump crows about how her dump is making her a fortune, so we can assume she owns it, and apparently also lives there. While she sings about how much she loves garbage (the special is a musical), her minions bicker and fight amongst the trash. After the song, she declares that they need more legroom and tells her minions to get to work, and they hop off into the night.

    Now, the actual plot of the special is that the Zwibble Dibbles decide to throw a party for the Earth and invite all the kids of the world. One Zwibble in particular, Orbit, prepares for the party by cleaning trash out of a river, but before he can dispose of it properly, he takes a nap. The two minions spot the wheelbarrow full of trash and gleefully grab it, fighting each other to be the one to push it, and spilling most of the trash in the process. One of the minions spots a bag and throws it at the other, but it ricochets off his head and lands in a bush. Unbeknownst to them, that bag had all the invitations to the party, which now won't be delivered. After all that horsing around, the Queen of the Dump calls for them from the dump, so this mischief was apparently not what she meant when she told them to get to work the night before.

    After that, we don't see them until the very end of the special, when everything has been put right and all the kids show up for the party. The Queen of the Dump and her minions watch from behind a rock, and she tells them not worry, that there will always be more garbage. Then they leave to get takeout.

    So yeah. The only thing the antagonists did that had any bearing on the plot was waylaying the party invitations, and they didn't even do that on purpose! There's no indication that the Zwibble Dibbles even know who these guys are, and until the last scene, we have no idea if the Queen of the Dump is aware of them either.

    On my first watch, I figured this was part of the first flaw I mentioned, assuming the viewers already knew the characters from the books. But I was able to read the books, thanks to the Internet Archive, and they weren't in them! In fact, in the book this special was based on, It Zwibble is the one responsible for the invitations not getting sent, as he got so involved in preparing for the party that he forgot to mail them in the first place. So clearly the plot could have progressed without these antagonists.

    Part of me wonders if this special was originally going to be longer, and most of the scenes with the antagonists got cut. It definitely feels like there should have been a scene that explains why the Queen of the Dump showed up to spy on the party. But that's just my thoughts, thirty years too late.

    #earthday birthday #hbo storybook musicals #it zwibble#zwibble dibbles #the queen of the dump #episode thoughts#kind of #I get why they wanted to have a trash-themed antagonist #they just didn't utilize her very well
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  • girlfriendcas
    16.01.2022 - 1 day ago

    Feeling a strong urge to scream about the trap rn

    #rehks rants#15x09#the trap#spn#stackednatural #I forgot Sam dies on my 18th birthday in that episode #rip #maybe it’s fate telling me that’ll be the day my spn obsession dies #or not
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  • jarchaeology
    15.01.2022 - 2 days ago
    #anon#asks #nothing i can do for you in the freezing idk watching it on the drive isn’t ideal but it’s good if you’re desperate #and ugh the hair #i actually really like the shorter hair of late 97 to early 98 #the episode that aired on my 10th birthday #in late may #was when the REAL hair cut was revealed it is THE WORST
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  • imaginationlandtrilogy
    14.01.2022 - 3 days ago

    south park knew what they were doing making the new season air exactly a week after my birthday. 25 years and not a single episode has aired on my birthday

    #NFFJDJFJJF I WAS HOPING SO BAD #listen man i just want to share a birthday with a sp episode i’m desperate #anyway the artwork for the new season is very neat very cool #☆
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  • listeningwithearphones
    14.01.2022 - 3 days ago

    happy bad buddy 11th episode day (🙃) let the boys be happy or else... 🙂🙂

    #bad buddy #pls let the 11th episode curse not reach them #also #it's my birthday today #so i hope it brings us some good luck #manifesting this!
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  • hannahburley
    14.01.2022 - 3 days ago

    it’s ‘i see your future. it’s covered in thick black ooze’ day

    #the episode that foresaw s15 #spn lb (stacked ed.) #stackednatural #thee birthday episode ☺️
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  • bonvoyagenoona
    14.01.2022 - 3 days ago
    #bts fanfiction#bts drabbles#bts fluff #a map of mrs. kims #amomk#asks#your asks#taehyung fluff #man wouldn't that have been perfect if today was actually boots' birthday??? #i looked it up #it's november 6 #boots is a scorpio lol #there's an earlier airing of that episode on aug 30 so maybe he's a virgo #ALWAYS BE RESEARCHING
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  • jenlindleygf
    11.01.2022 - 6 days ago

    rory doting on logan and obsessing over his birthday is enough to make me feel ill actually

    #gilmore girls rewatch lb #WHO CARES ABOUT HIS BIRTHDAY??? #and why should this be her sole focus the entire episode?? #she’s not planning her future she’s just making him breakfast in bed and being all ‘cutesy’ #it’s maddening#anti rogan
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  • mrs-mandalorian
    10.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    My husband's Mandalorian figure setup

    #it's his birthday today please hype him up #star wars#my post #star wars blog #disney#mandalorian blog#the mandalorian#baby yoda#mando#din djarin#grogu#frog#action figure #they're standing on the simpsons ultimate episode guide #my pictute
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  • gojosattoru
    10.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    ★ VILLAIN DABI | QUIRK: BLUEFLAME ★

    ↳ Happy Birthday to my sweet and awesome Luna @manjiroarchiviste  ( ˘ ³˘)♥

    #bnhaedit #boku no hero academia #fyeahbnha#fymyheroacademia#dailyanime#fymanganime#bnhasource#anisource#alledits#bnhagraphics#userkarura#userrack#userchas #heya luna sweetie!! happy birthday my love!! #wish you a wonderful day filled with happiness love and lots of health cutie!! #thank you for being such a awesome friend and being so kind! i love you sm and love talking with you <333333 #it's so nice whenever you message me to show me your stuff and to talk about an anime's episode! i always have lots of fun darling! <3333 #hope you are doing well and may all your dreams come true bby!! *hugs you real tight* #here's my lil gift for you hon!! i hope you like it! :) i made it just in time before i started to get sick hehe #i'm really happy i got it in time <3333 really really hope you enjoy your dabi <333 hehe #stay well and safe bby!! can't wait to be back and to talk more and share stuff with you luna!! never forget how amazing you are!! #thank you for everything!! *smooches you* have a lovely week and wonderful day!! <33333333
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  • bobbie-robron
    09.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    We can bore them all with our wedding plans.

    09-Jan-2017

    #robron#robert sugden#aaron dingle #gah the amount of personal space the 🐍 invades 🤬 #almost in every shot too 🤬 #a LOT of cropping and zooming for the gifs #charity’s birthday #i wanted to hear their wedding plans darn it 😩 #robert petting Aaron’s arm #never noticed that before #20170109 #robron episodes 2017
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  • thefakerachelray
    07.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    HOLD UP DID WE ACTUALLY GET A CONFIRMED DATE FOR PSYCOMEDIAN?

    #we’re finally getting this episode ON MY BIRTHDAY!? #miraculous ladybug
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  • crystalballrios
    07.01.2022 - 1 week ago
    #star trek spoilers #star trek: prodigy #pro#prodigy #happy birthday spock #today is Spock's birthday and he was in today's episode of Prodigy
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  • novelmachine
    06.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    Omens

    You’ve seen my actual legitimate theory about Finn, now you get my very unhinged totally theoretical theory about how I think Seth is Mothman. Let me explain.

    Roger Scarberry and a group of friends were some of the first to witness the cryptid back in the mid-1960s near Point Pleasant, West Virginia. After spotting the creature at a spooky hangout in the woods, the group got into their car and tried to drive away. “He pushed the car up to 100 mph but whatever it was was keeping up with them, just flying. Rodger said that whenever he looked into the rearview mirror, all he could see was a shadow of a thing, and of course the glowing red eyes.” While not a pair of glowing red eyes, it is easy to imagine a lone motorcycle speeding down a desolate highway with a singular headlight and compare it to Mothman in this context. Some of the sightings of Mothman were rationalized by nature specialists as sandhill cranes. One of the most iconic photographs of this cryptid is often debunked as an owl with a snake or fish in its talons. In the same vein, we as the audience have a first impression and, later, a reasonable understanding of Seth. He has two sides to him: the overconfident bad boy archetype and the insecure man still searching for acceptance. This is demonstrated in the first chapter of Bittersweet (see And He Shall Appear and The Long Walk Home pt 2). Seth attempts to intimidate the Listener, but opens up to them and allows them to see his side of the story soon after

    Roughly a year after the Scarberry sighting, the Silver Bridge leading from Point Pleasant, West Virginia to Kanauga, Ohio tragically collapsed into the Ohio River. “That very same evening there were numerous phone calls made to the local police saying that there was a large figure with red eyes—with red glowing eyes—that was seen hanging around the bridge.” It was contested that Mothman was responsible for the deadly incident. Others took it as Mothman warning citizens of the disaster to come. From his first introduction in the Bittersweet storyline, Seth was a warning sign. He signaled a trial both the listener and Alphonse would have to face together. In Cleaning Up Our Mess, Alphonse comments “I know how scary it must have been. Someone from my past who I was so close with coming back and potentially threatening us, you and me.” The second time around leads the crew to confront the men’s shady criminal past. Be that as it may, Seth’s appearances in Alphonse and the Listener’s lives have brought a few good moments. Testing their trust in one another made their relationship stronger, and the addition of Seth to their family (as of now) has made things both complicated and comforting.

    There are a few other smaller hints. Seth is often focused on the future. "In the 1975 book The Mothman Prophecies, author John Keel claimed that the Point Pleasant residents who witnessed Mothman also experience visions happening. Visions into the future~” The phrase “like a moth to a flame” can be applied to two scenarios when it comes to Seth, the first of which being The Long Walk Home pt 2. Seth, thinking he hears Alphonse, says the phrase pointblank. He’s shocked to realize it’s the Listener who has come to visit him at his campsite instead. The other time is Welcome Home pt 1. The episode opens with Seth being drawn to the warm glow if Alphonse’s apartment. Like a moth to a flame, he emerges from the shadows and into the light. Seth is searching for Mothman. Where is he? How can I love him? This search, if he is indeed the local cryptid, parallels the search for self that is a prominent theme in Seth’s story. He is constantly looking for who he truly is. There is an admiration for the self that has yet to be fully unearthed. 

    Sadly, Seth may never achieve his dream of proving Mothman’s existence. He himself is the manifestation of the dark creature; an omen that is neither good nor bad. It was never about finding Mothman, but about the Mothman we made along the way. At first something to be feared, Seth, like his favorite crypitd, has become something to be celebrated and loved by his small community. For better or for worse, you know something is bound to happen when this man comes around.

    Character and scripts written by Yuurivoice Artwork created by Jackie Elenore Creature That Terrorized West Virginia

    #yuurivoice#yv seth#yv alphonse#seth#alphonse#bittersweet#yv bittersweet #next episode of bittersweet isn't for a while #so here's a very in depth look at my brain #been thinking about this since august and wanted to share #this is my sans is ness moment #please don't take this seriously #correlation does not equal causation #it's just a fun concept #also i like cryptids #yeah #it's my birthday and i'll write unhinged fan theories if i want to #i'm tired goodnight #hannah talks nerdy
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  • starfirebird
    06.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    For all it gets memed the Muppet Show sure had some fucked up stuff in it

    #it's my dad's birthday so he got to pick the thing to watch today #and i was terrified of the muppets as a child but I'm leaving tomorrow so i stuck around to be polite #and like...1) I didn't realize it was a vaudeville parody and had singing #and 2) one of the episodes we watched was literally just casual misogyny and fatphobia? #and my parents were like...okay with this for some reason?
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  • yahoo201027
    05.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    Day in Fandom History: January 5…

    It's Steven's Birthday and the party takes place over at the barn but when Steven overheard both Greg and Connie's conversation about him, he decides to act more grown up in both height and age. “Steven’s Birthday” premiered on this day, 6 Years Ago.
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  • bobbie-robron
    05.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    No, not the 1880s.

    05-Jan-2017

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  • spacerangersam
    05.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    now we know that Alison can canonically paint there's no excuse for her not painting a portrait of her and kitty and putting it in a cheesy sister photo frame

    #i propose an episode for kitty's birthday. she finally fully acknowledges how awful her family were and we end it off with the portrait #Kitty is obviously overjoyed. Alison gets a bit flustered over all the compliments and thomas is just in the background. seething
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  • avgustea
    03.01.2022 - 2 weeks ago

    i can't hold it in any longer......in this house, we hate cousin greg's guts....

    #like we were watching kendall's birthday party episode yesterday and UGHHHH #the rattest the fucking absolute worsttttt #i can excuse shiv's actions because she's hot #same for stewy #but greg the egg i'd kill that sleazy bug on sight immediately
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