“the things that made you cry just knowing they existed...”??
“...make you cry now that they are gone.”???
so the song goodbye earl is about an abusive guy- and ted spent his childhood sundays in sports bars- until his dad died.
i think when you get right down to the bottom of ted’s positivity- it must be deeply ingrained in trying to make everyone happier because his father made everyone hurt. he let the dog hank live with him as a teenager, even though it had bitten him when he was little- he didn’t remember being bitten, but his mom did!
also we know his positivity comes from his mom to a certain extent- she always broaches hard topics with a cute or random video or thought, ted must be a lot like her, and maybe that’s where he learned it. he also strikes me as a person raised mainly by a woman- he’s very comfortable around women, seeing them as allies, but is also protective of them.
my theory is that ted’s mother divorced his father around when ted was 10- maybe earlier!- and ted’s visitation would probably have been weekends- thus the sports bar- where he got obsessed with sports and hustling darts with his dad.
this dynamic could also explain why ted didn’t want to ‘quit’ his marriage.
ted’s safe place is a bar- he feels most comfortable in the local pub, even when they don’t really want him there. it’s the place he feels most comfortable talking to beard about vulnerable things. he’s also super comfortable being around mouthy drunk guys. i think this ties into ted’s use of alcohol as an emotional coping mechanism, if his father was a functioning alcoholic- then it makes sense. he hustles rupert in that same bar, he’s got the high ground- even on rupert’s turf
the best illustration of this is the first time he interacts with rebecca and rupert together his immediate next step is to go to the bar and orders THREE SHOTS which are not with him in the next scene- he downed them.
so the fact that his relentless positivity and his darts game could come from both of his parents in an incredibly dysfunctional way is... a lot
but the positivity hustle isn’t working the same way anymore- it’s literally coming back to hit him in the ass- and people are starting to notice- he’s not losing yet- but he seems unable to win anymore.
maybe he’s nearing the age at which his father died? that could be freaking him out too...
EDIT: also ‘hank’ could be another country music reference to hank williams who died from drug and alcohol abuse very young
so, i had voiced my opinion on the whole Tumblr+ thing a few hours ago...🥀
[don't know if anyone read that post yet, cuz i deleted it for no reason LoL...]
what my problem was: what does a website that hasn't had monetized content for years, suddenly wanna make money for? so i had come to the conclusion that Tumblr was doing this on purpose just to garner attention, cuz this is basically a dead website and they're probably just thirsty sluts who will do anything to get attention again...
after thinking about it for a while though, the whole "dead website" concept was lingering on my mind, and it hit me...
what if Tumblr is not tryna make money off of us? if Tumblr hasn't made money for years, Tumblr will never make money again...
Post+ may not be Tumblr's money making project....
Post+ is Tumblr's suicide mission.
if they're gone, then they're gone. and this is how they'll bury this dead website once and for all.
you think if we do a whole day protest, that they're gonna take action? that they're gonna try to save themselves? even if they wanted to, trust me y'all, they can't. they're not YouTube. they're not Google. they don't have the man power or the money to handle what we're about to do. they can't survive, and they know this, and that's why they're doing what they're doing. to end their suffering once and for all. something that's dead is dead, and cannot die again. they just decided to bury their ashes now.
maybe they want us to protest.
maybe they wanna just get it over with.
the protest is not gonna save us. it's gonna kill Tumblr, and whether you know it, or like it, or not, if Tumblr gets killed - it's gonna kill our blogs in return.
our content is gonna go. this community is gonna die. the system is gonna crash.
they'll say they aren't making money and they'll wipe the website off the face of the internet like they always intended to.
and i don't know if i wanna lose y'all or this community in the name of tryna keep a dev. team that doesn't care about us in line...
i know it seems counterintuitive, to not do something about the whole Post+ thing, but it's gonna destroy this website. and they're taking us down with it.
if that's the case, then this website has finally become uninhabitable.
the only solution i can suggest then is that we should start searching for another platform for ourselves right away.
we need to care about ourselves, and our content, and our fans, and our friendships that have lived here. not the platform we use.
if they've done what they're doing right now, i don't wanna imagine what they might to do us in the future. if Tumblr is putting out Post+ for their own purposeful and dare i say it, much needed demise...
i don't recommend a one day log off. i recommend a permanent log out.
the internet is a vast place and i'm sure we're smart enough. i'm sure we'd find a way out of Tumblr's doom. cuz it's gonna be like fuckin' Titanic in here in this case, i suggest we leave even before we get hit.
we needn't bring an anchor onto this sinking ship.
for the sakes of our safety, our blog's safety, and for the livelihoods of our communities, let Tumblr lay themselves to rest in peace and probably hope to find another way to get our content out there, and find each other on the other side...
cuz i don't think they're gonna budge their depressed asses to continue to let us post free content if this is their plan...
it's just a theory, but i'm just tryna look at this from another set of lenses, what do y'all think?
thinking about father karras aka the gayest martyr figure since jesus christ Himself
okay, wait a minute a'right, hear me out…
what if Tumblr is doing this whole Post+ thing on purpose just to create a ruckus on the internet, to get some attention, considering that this website has already practically died 10 years ago...
cuz, you know… sometimes people go to extreme measures for attention; and also considered that they don’t care about us anyway, they’d do anything for themselves at this point…
just a thought, 🤷🏻♀️🥀.
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Okay so Wandavision got 23 nominations and TFATWS has only 5??!
TFATWS is the only show/project by marvel dealing with real life issues, with a balance of mcu-type things like super soldiers and stuff, rather that just aliens and witches and glowing hands.
We don't get shows like TFATWS from marvel. We don't.
Loki is a bit problematic bc they messed up with the representation, Wandavision is a mess (no offence) but TFATWS? we have character development, action, real life issues eg racism and we get a BLACK CAP which is very important to me as a poc,
TFATWS BEST MARVEL SHOW I WILL DIE ON THIS HILL
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I'm 90% sure that Natasha spent more time talking to other women in her solo film than she has in the rest of the MCU combined. So that's fun.
Idk how Emily hasn’t just put her calm energy to the side and just SNAPPED on everyone who’s done her and Sharon dirty in the MCU! The writers/directors, her costars (I’m not naming names, but if you’re a Sharon stan, you know who they are), the fans who can’t separate fiction from reality and hate on her because she plays the character that “gEtS iN tHe wAY oF tHeiR sHiP”! If I was her, I woulda been letting the choppa sing in these interviews and popping off on EVERYBODY!
Wrote a wicked 3K tonight, which means the rough draft for my Tito fic is done! 🙌🏻
Now I need to catch some sleep, lol. Writing flow over sleep, you know it. 😅