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Nickname: Crash in high school, Eden in college, Nandas by my family, Gordita by my dad, Angelica by some of my
shitty aunts and uncles as a kid, Miran by my favorite cousins haha
Birthday: May 31st
Sexuality: bisexual (more romantically attracted to women/more sexually attracted to men though)
What time and date is it there: 9:40pm, September 18th, 2014
Average hours of sleep I get each night: usually six to eight - depends on when I have to wakeup the next day and if I’m in another bout of insomnia.
Last thing I googled: "why were Italians called Wop?"
Most used phrase(s): "goddammit," "son of a beeswax," "dying," "the most beautiful child," "please stop that."
First word that comes to mind: Tired.
Last thing I said to a family member: "I love you, gotta go, bye."
One place that makes me happy and why: The Borders in downtown Seattle was my favorite place to sit down and read and think…but then it closed my senior year sO Pike’s Place Market it is! Mainly because I love all the merchants and the friendly environment. Plus, there’s a place where you can sit down and get free tea samples! Oh, and the Russian and Chinese bakeries are so delicious!
Favorite beverages: Milk, Orange Juice, Pink Lemonade, Cranberry Juice, Thai Tea, Cherry Coke, Hot Chocolate, and Water.
Last movie I watched in the cinema: ….Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…
Something I plan on learning: Fluently speak Spanish without asking someone to slow down, properly learn how to use the nunchucks and bo staff I still have from my Tae Kwon Do classes….
A piece of advice for all my followers: Remember to treat yourself every now and again. You deserve it!
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if I have one more person tell me book 3 is soo good and worth a watch I’m gonna scream. Especially after the shit they pulled with the Earth Queen like why would I even care about the meager scraps bryke and the rest of their writers are presenting me.
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I disagree with this. We shouldn’t forget how Zaofu was FOUNDED by a woman and is lead by one also. The fire kingdom is lead by a female (which we’ll hopefully see next season). Although the earth queen’s death was clearly done to ~shock the viewer (now I think about this), her being female had nothing to do with her tyranny. She was a shitty leader because she was selfish and delusional, not because she was a female.
"Jinora’s arc primarly centered around the boy she liked": Oh yeah sure, let’s forget how Jinora saved Korra from her nemesis for A SECOND TIME. Let’s forget how she got her tattoos and became an airbender master as such as young age. Let’s forget about everything she has done this season because of a crush being introduced.
"Toph being a shitty mom": She gave them what she would have loved having herself as a child: total freedom (which makes perfectly sense). She prevented Suyin from being emprisonned, which could be both seen as good or bad parenting.
The korrasami friendship wasn’t rushed at all. They have been hanging out all season due to Mako’s awkwardness, which made sense why Asami became so close to her.
I agree with how Katara being absent this season really sucks. She was absent from her own granddaughters freaking tattoo ceremony. Ginger was also treated like an object and it would be great to know the name of the bros’ mother.
Hi, I’m the OP and I’m here to dismantle some of your points:
-It’s nice that Zaofu was founded by Suyin, and I have no complaints about her character thus far. She’s literally the only mother that’s been allowed to have an active role in the series, though I feel like that has to do more with providing a contrast to her husband-less, child-less sister, which in itself is a terrible, predominantly female-centric trope that’s been a staple of media for a while now. Also, she’s the daughter of Toph, whereas all of the other ignored/erased/silent mothers in LOK do not have a famous parent to fall back on and project them into the story. Take that as you will.
-Last I checked, the Fire Queen has yet to be seen, so she doesn’t count as active representation. If we end up seeing her in Book 4 and being a competent ruler, then I’ll say that’s a major step-up from the meager scraps we’ve been receiving thus far.
-Alright, let’s think of all the other shitty leaders in the ATLA/LOK universes and compare their fates to the Earth Queen’s:
Now, notice the difference between these and the Earth Queen’s death? It’s that their ends/defeats were given much more respect and diligence. Even though they were cruel men, they still received respectful send-offs that added to the story and the themes that the writers were trying (and failed, at least in LOK) to convey.
What the hell did the Earth Queen’s death accomplish? Nothing, other than to provide petty shock value the same way P’li’s death did. The audience already knew this man was dangerous, that he was a force to be reckoned with. Why did a powerful woman have to be violently and brutally murdered for him to prove his power? Why did the only ruling Queen we have ever known in the ATLA/LOK universe have to die to prove this man’s danger – his superiority? And if this Queen, however mean and corrupted she was, is your only female representation in terms of world leadership? That’s just disgusting, as if the writers gave no thought to that scene at all other than for glorifying Zaheer’s power.
-Toph was still a shitty mom, no matter how you justify it. Sure, it makes sense that she would give her daughters so much freedom because of how confined she was in her childhood, but by doing that, you contribute to the ongoing list of shitty parents in ATLA/LOK that wore out its welcome in LOK’s first season. Also, even though it’s justified, Toph still wasn’t there for her daughters and still used her power as Chief to absolve Suyin of her crimes, even though she physically wounded her other daughter. That’s like a police chief absolving his son of domestic abuse or sexual harassment, even with the evidence stacked up against him.
-Okay, so this was written BEFORE the finale came out, so I didn’t know Jinora would have such a prominent part in the season finale. Still, my point stands – the majority of her arc was surrounded by Kai – talking to Kai, being saved by Kai, training with Kai…you know who would’ve been a better stand-in for Jinora to discuss all her insecurities and frustrations with besides a love interest? Her sister, Ikki – not only would it have added another female-centric friendship to the show, their relationship could have been compared and contrasted with Lin and Suyin’s, and would have further developed their very underdeveloped relationship
-Uhh…look, I’m not even gonna touch the Korrasami friendship. You wanna say that they’re development wasn’t rushed in the beginning of this season despite them having little to no interactions from like Season 1, Episode 9 to the end of Season 2, be my guest. Have your scraps. To me, their conversation in the beginning of episode 1 was disingenuous and didn’t really address any of their major issues beforehand. They just apologized about wanting Mako’s dick and then they became besties, I guess idec anymore.
-Glad you agree on Katara and Ginger. Their erasure really freaking bites, especially Katara’s. Bryke either really hates the idea of Zuko and Katara being in the same building, or they think Katara is irrelevant since she did all that she was meant to do (be Aang’s prize and produce some airbending babies).
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One of my first Teen Titans ships that can still make me feel all fuzzy and warm inside! XD
Title: Just Desserts
Artist: Marina And The Diamonds & Charli XCX
Marina and the Diamonds & Charli XCX | “Just Desserts”
Eh, I might get skewered by the fandom for discussing this, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about since Nishiyama’s feelings for Ishida were revealed.
Based on the themes of Koe no Katachi and how the narrative has turned since Ishida’s fall, I sincerely believe that Nishiyama and Ishida should not be romantically involved by the manga’s conclusion. While I don’t fault the mangaka for developing a romantic affection between Nishiyama and Ishida (the former, obviously; the latter, subtly), I still think that the dynamic between the two is too strained for them to jump from a billowing friendship to a steady romantic relationship.
For starters, Ishida still carries a lot of resentment and anger in his heart, directed at not only himself, but at everyone who was involved in his and Nishiyama’s bullying. For him to fully accept the love of another (especially of the girl he bullied), he would have to forgive himself for what he has done, and readily accept the apologies of those who were involved (if they choose to be forgiven). Not because they deserve forgiveness, but because Ishida deserves closure. If he lets his dark anxieties fester up inside of him, he wouldn’t be able to love and support Nishiyama the way she needs to be. For him to be worthy of her, he really would have to step up and accept that as he has changed, so can others. And that he can’t dictate how long it takes for them to do so.
"But what choice do I have? Trust is for fools! Fear is the only reliable way…even you fear me."