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what did you thiiiiink? :)
I’M SO MAD
I really enjoyed the show up to the end of the last episode, but the ending hit on a personal pet peeve I have with TV shows, and it’s this (spoilers for pretty much all of OitNB):
Saint’s Row IV had me holding back laughter more times than I can count
It is the most fucking ridiculous game I have ever played
And I have played a lot of very fucking ridiculous games
Thankfully, I am prepared to do my duty
as President No-Pants
I’ve watched half of Orange is the New Black.
When I first heard its premise (“white girl goes to prison, hijinks ensue”), I wasn’t much interested. it was by the same person as Weeds, though, and while I had little interest in Weeds, it still caught my attention. Then, after hearing family not being too sold on it after a few episodes, I decided to give it a try. (They didn’t like Arrested Development either due to caricatured characters, and I love it for that. So I was willing to bet I’d like OitNB.)
I disliked the first episode — or, rather, I disliked Piper Chapman’s whole situation. Maybe it’s because I don’t like Jason Biggs’ characters in anything ever. That could be it. But at the end of the first episode, I sort of “got it.” It contextualizes the series, rather than shows you everything you’re supposed to expect: White girl living this yuppie life where money isn’t a big deal and your biggest concern is selling fashionable soaps, then studying for prison and finding out, oh no! It’s not what you thought it’d be.
While accurate, it did little to actually scratch the surface of the show, and I found myself incredibly hooked.
I’m seeing people talking about how Mako was only made to be a love interest LIKE NO DID WE WATCH THE SAME MOVIE??
IT WAS BASICALLY A STABLER AND BENSON RELATIONSHIP.
In that post I reblogged, that was one of the complaints about her character, and one of the points I don’t totally agree on.
I, also, see their relationship as more like total bros, like Stabler and Benson, as mentioned above. I also don’t really think that del Toro intended for her to really be a love interest, but that’s what a vast majority of people are going to interpret it as, because there’s totally no way that a man and woman can be that in-sync with each other, without wanting to do each other. I had the feeling that’s how it’d be ever since I saw how they interacted in the last few moments of the movie, and it was confirmed afterwards when my brother was all, “Of course they’re gonna be compatible! They were wanting to jump each others’ bones from the moment they meant!”
To be fair, in modern society, we HAVE been cultured to believe that if two characters who share significant screen time are opposite gender, they have to be romantic interests. That’s just sort of the rule.
Yet you look at Pacific Rim, and there are numerous instances where that’s betrayed (SPOILERS in the checklist to the ending):
Like, I can understand how some people might be initially confused, but a lot of folks can’t tell the difference between a romantic relationship and one of just plain ol’ damn respect when in a fictional universe (and, to that end, in the real world).
Del Toro definitely intended for it to be a platonic relationship; Mako and Raleigh are supposed to be on equal footing, and romance is something the movie evades unless it’s already well established (like, say, with the Cherno Alpha team).
The ironic thing is that they probably couldn’t really ever be in love with each other because they already know everything there is to know about each other. I think that’s something that isn’t given enough importance by some people: They know all of each other’s secrets, insecurities, likes, dislikes, dreams, and so forth. They already know their relationship is based on respect, not romance.
To that end, the Cherno Alpha team is probably the greatest couple in existence because they know everything about each other and are STILL inseparable.
Crackship all you want, but if you’re gonna do it, do it with the truest OTP ever to exist, and throw your weight behind the Kaidanovskys.
Bioshock Infinite’s gonna take me a good, long while to beat
I’m two hours in, and I haven’t actually seen Elizabeth, because I keep looking at everything and taking screenshots
BY THE WAY WHO WANTS SOME SCREENSHOTS
Okay, since it’s on my mind, a (not so) brief thing about “the” Tomb Raider scene:
Maybe that’s why I find DmC so interesting just at its core level, because its story and its characters are often on two very different paths and facilitate very different messages that do collide at specific events
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