lightrises:

tehstripe:

lightrises:

basically: it’s def arguable that taking away from the ambiguity surrounding vriska’s death was not the optimal storytelling move, but i don’t buy that vriska’s arc reads as “YES yes, a rousing + good ol’ fashioned redemption arc…….. except not really psyche!!!!!!

this is also true! she definitely wasn’t ready to face a redemption arc when she died (as shown by the fact that she did die), though i still think the seeds for one were still being planted. She was beginning to examine her behavior in a way that could have led her down an actually useful course of self-evaluation rather than what happened. And I don’t think it’s necessarily ALL on Vriska that she’s kept navel-gazing in the dream bubbles rather than facing her feelings, or that it proves she couldn’t have gotten better. The Beforus trolls have been there for years, but they seem essentially frozen in place, because that’s the nature of being dead. There’s been nothing encouraging her to change because she already lost.

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ahh these are some good thinks, and it’s helping me understand the frustration you’re talking about a lot better? (further thinks to follow)

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i’ve fallen back into the 2011 pits of vriska discussions, have this cut! overall you make good points this is basically me confirming that your points are good points in multiple paragraphs

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lightrises:

basically: it’s def arguable that taking away from the ambiguity surrounding vriska’s death was not the optimal storytelling move, but i don’t buy that vriska’s arc reads as “YES yes, a rousing + good ol’ fashioned redemption arc…….. except not really psyche!!!!!!

this is also true! she definitely wasn’t ready to face a redemption arc when she died (as shown by the fact that she did die), though i still think the seeds for one were still being planted. She was beginning to examine her behavior in a way that could have led her down an actually useful course of self-evaluation rather than what happened. And I don’t think it’s necessarily ALL on Vriska that she’s kept navel-gazing in the dream bubbles rather than facing her feelings, or that it proves she couldn’t have gotten better. The Beforus trolls have been there for years, but they seem essentially frozen in place, because that’s the nature of being dead. There’s been nothing encouraging her to change because she already lost.

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ectobling:

IM STILL PISSED ABOUT HOW ALL THE DREAMBUBBLE STUFF ABSOLUTELY RUINED VRISKA’S CHARACTER ARC!!!! WOW

paperseverywhere:

pxscomics:

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse page 1 - written by Mary Barsellino and drawn by magnoliapearl!

OH NO IT’S CUUTE!!!
Jade and Rose interacting hUUFFSsndks

paperseverywhere:

pxscomics:

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse page 1 - written by Mary Barsellino and drawn by magnoliapearl!

OH NO IT’S CUUTE!!!

Jade and Rose interacting hUUFFSsndks

gaulllimaufry:

what what avatarstuck? yeah this was tons of fun to draw and ponder about 

also ideas of  their roles hmm

(via persephones-flowers)

transmutes:

alisonhendrixs:

#loser child of my heart

#THE MOST LOSER SON

I did it I cut my hair myself, now at least if it looks like a disaster I can be proud of it because I made that disaster. This is my disaster

Also it’s shorter and my bangs don’t go to my nose, so there’s that too.

I think you’d look cute in short hair so don’t worry too much about that~

Oh my hair’s been short for the past two years! It’s not getting it short that’s the worry, it’s the fact that I’ve never cut hair before and it would probably be a disaster. 

I’m half-tempted to just take a pair of scissors to my hair because it’s gotten way too long but i really don’t like going to hair dressers.

i mean. i’m not going out much. i don’t even have to see my face most of the time. so it’ll mostly be my roommate who lives with my potentially bad decision.

A Lavabending Theory - The Legend of Korra

girl-in-the-library:

I just watched the most recent episode of Korra on nick.com. Though we’ve obviously seen the new group of villains throughout the whole season thus far, this was the first time I realized/heard their bending classified: Zaheer is an airbender and Min-Hua is a waterbender.

P’Li is a “combustion bender” which we’ve seen before in Combustion Man/Sparky Sparky Boom Man. Not a common thing by any means, but a familiar form of firebending.

But then we have Ghazan - the lavabender. He /is/ an earthbender, but there was a moment early in the episode that gave me pause and made me wonder “Is he an earthbender or a firebender?”

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Also adding the fact that with the intermingling of Fire Nation colonists with the earth-bending locals, it’s possible that lava-bending is actually only possible with children of mixed earth/fire lineage. Maybe there’s just a bit of latent firebending in there, even if they aren’t firebenders, and it could be why it was (up to this point) pretty rare. I almost want to say that maybe it could lead to dual-benders, but I’m not sure on that because it was implied that two types of bending is just too much for one person in the Wan episodes. Either way, I think the dual heritage could play into that ability somehow.

I mean, a lot’s been going on this season with bending ability vs. national identity, and I think they’re totally open to explore what it might mean to not have your foot firmly planted in one nation or even one bending technique. 

So yeah. I’d love to see Bolin learn to lavabend! Both from a narrative sense of “he gets to learn a really unique earthbending technique that helps him feel like more than a side character” and just in the sense of it’s really interesting to see the strict “four element” lines of bending blurred.

((Though I do disagree with the bit in this post about metalbending being something you kind of have to be born with - after all, we did see Bolin moving metal (if poorly), so it’s not like he’s flat out incapable of doing it. It’s just harder for him in the way that some kids just aren’t naturals at math. It doesn’t mean they are incapable of using numbers, it’s just very difficult for them.))