Every time I go on a date with someone I see Brittany Broski in my head reacting to that kombucha she drank.
mello rpers where are you plot with m
Does anyone have any build recommendations for Zhongli? I was raising my pity on Childe’s banner and then pulled Jean (sigh) so since he’s guaranteed I may as well pull for him.
Not a problematic Adora post! It doesn’t count! But I do have some longer thoughts on the structural issues that prevented me from fully enjoying the finale.
This is the end of Adora’s arc, where the show has to crystalize and bring to the foreground Adora’s central conflicts, so that they can be resolved.
This scene promised a resolution of Adora’s internal issues - her self-alienation and terror of failure - and a deconstruction of how she uses Playing The Hero to shield herself.
So we get:
“You coming?” - Adora finally connecting with her own internal desires, recognizing that she wants, not just to love, but to be loved.
“There will be no future. Not for you.” - And believing that she can’t have that, because she has failed.
Which, you know, so far so good.
Coming to terms with wanting things she isn’t going to get would in fact be the natural place to have her finally, fully abandon the protective shell of The Hero.
It would let her recognize that her greatest challenge - the thing that has stopped her from getting what she wants - hasn’t been a malevolent external force, but herself. That her fear of showing weakness meant that she has never let anyone close enough to the real her to allow herself to be loved.
We could have had a end sequence where Adora finally fixed the inside of her own head, articulated her wants and allowed herself to accept the love she has always been offered.
But instead the lens slides back to Catra.
Again: I love Catra! She’s a well rendered character, who I have a great deal of empathy for! This is not a complaint about her, or even her actions in this scene. This is about how the story focusing on her when it shouldn’t distorts everyone’s arcs, including hers.
With the change in focus, this becomes Catra’s conflict to resolve. Instead of Adora finally unpicking her Head Full o’ Bad, we get Catra insisting “You can’t give up.”; Catra using the weight of her own wants to make Adora play The Hero for her, just one more time.
“I’ve failed” is not resolved by any kind of epiphany or decision by Adora.
It is fixed by Catra shouldering the full emotional burden of their relationship. By saying “I love you, I always have.” and “Just this once, stay.” Catra is putting her heart of hearts on full display, building a safety net out of her own terribly fragile hopes and dreams and fears...and in doing so has (gently, lovingly) prevented Adora from taking the desperately needed step of being vulnerable.
Because that’s all Catra can do. She can’t fix Adora’s trauma, any more than Adora could fix hers. She can’t make Adora admit what she wants to herself. She is an external force here, and external solutions are the only ones she can provide.
By putting the lens on Catra, by making this Catra’s problem to solve, the narrative has robbed Adora of the chance to say, with no guarantees in place, “I want you to love me” and finally close her arc.
Catra saying “I love you” lets Adora say “I love you, too”, and they get to make kissy-face.
But Adora is still mired in the Hero role, not allowed to fail, while Catra is once again saddled with the responsibility of forever swaddling Adora’s brittle heart, at the expense of leaving her own painfully unguarded.
Great lines and fantastic visuals aside, it just... puts them right back where they started, and that wasn’t a good place.
I hate not knowing if I'm actually interpreting my intuition correctly or if I'm making wild assumptions based off what I want rather than reality 😬 why can't people say what they mean and mean what they say?? how do they expect me to understand things if they don't actually talk to me about it??
My wish lists include things like
Litter Locker/Litter Genie
A new, single-serve blender
Astronaut Cat backpacks x2
Atm my mindset is just "women cute"
it’s so ironic how i’m a dc fan but like 2/3 of my ao3 bookmarks are marvel omo
Allister makes an observation: Maribel isn't having it
sisyphus = sissy pussy LOL. can i get 1 like
Magic girl anime recipe.
Can a genuinely kind sugar parent cashapp me like 100 to help me get out of the negatives because my uni overdrafts me because of a text book before I get charged 38 dollars a day please🥴
...Not Tumblr thinking they can advertise Mountain Dew on my dash, chile
duuuude there's a roadrunner joba edition on ebay and I want it so bad, but I don't think they ship to brazil. can any close mutual of mine be my US address and then send it to me, maybe?
NOT A SUGAR DADDY BOT REPLYING TO ONE OF MY MANY POSTS ABOUT WANTING THE SWEATER
really the biggest tragedy of s3 was that dean never once tried to bargain his soul again. what kind of shoddy conman doesn’t walk up to the first pagan god/faerie/supernatural wish granting entity he sees and trades his soul for his weight in gold and then when they try to collect yell “whoops sorry hell’s already claimed it!” as he’s running away with his pockets full of precious metal?
kind of bored of all the tramp stamps stuff at this point like theres five posts going around that say the exact same thing rn and its like. ok yeah i get it