so i've been waffling abt whether or not i'll go back to the equestrian team next semester (there have been Issues™ that i'm not fond of) & i'm honestly thinking that if i do i'm gonna start doing western & drop their english practices bc:
western makes me open my hips just by virtue of stirrup placement & riding style
if i do at some point meet show qualifications for the western team i won't have to deal with the fucking batshit IHSA standards for hunters, which can be boiled down to "your eq should look good but also if you're not a twig we'll automatically place you lower bc it's 'not the right look'" (legit had a judge tell me to look into thigh slimming exercises bc i don't currently have the slim, streamlined look they prefer; she was out of line to say this, but do note that a judge is more than welcome to say "you don't have the look we're looking for" which means "we don't care how good a rider you are if you're fat")
western is actually pretty fun? and i feel like i'll learn more from the team's coach since she's primarily a western rider/trainer (& also i despise the way she runs english practices but that's neither here nor there lol)
our horses are 90% wanglish anyway, so at least this way i won't be asking a horse to do english things they've clearly never been trained to do
like i'm not thrilled with the team as a general rule of thumb but i want to give it another shot now that we've got new officers & things will be lightening up as we move past quarantine & if i still don't vibe i'll just dip bc it ain't worth it & i have a really good coach who i enjoy working with & is good at what she does outside of the team anyway
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tell us your evil tikki headcanon 🙏
ohboy. okay, so one self-indulgent evil!Tikki headcanon coming right up
This spirals from my machiavellian!LuckyCharm take (also featured here and here), which is technically toying with the idea of what if the Lucky Charm worked in a “the end justifies the means” way. Meaning, that in desperate situations the object it gives would lead to morally grey or straight-up evil solutions to save the day. (For example, threatening the akumatized person’s loved ones to make them surrender.)
Since in the end the outcome -- defeating the akuma and preserving the jewels -- is what counts, isn’t it? And even if the Lucky Charm paves out a solution that doesn’t exactly sound right, it must know what it’s doing... After all, it’s always needed to save the day. There is no other solution. And since the “Miraculous Ladybug!” restores everything to its original state in the end, it isn’t just a big deal. Right?
This all originates from the blind respect for authority, for the role of the Guardian and the institution of the Order, we see in season 3. How protecting the Box is a greater good and thus all that counts in the end. (It’s not Marinette’s fault, really, she’s 14, she is not the one who should know better.)
So, Tikki comes into the picture because she’s the one “in control of the Lucky Charm’s object”, since it’s her magic that powers it. And if she agrees with all of the above (again, she supports the Order and Master Fu’s actions), then her moral attitude can screw the range of items the Lucky Charm can provide. Of what it considers acceptable.
In conclusion, the Order (and as their extension, Tikki) isn’t evil in a cartoonish sense. (Much like Hawkmoth,) they just have an original interpretation of the lines that can be crossed to reach their goal.
(Leaving Marinette and Adrien in a literal crossfire.)
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:) my bf went for a "nap" 2 days ago and hasn't talked to me properly ever since. Yesterday I skipped all my classes cause I was sad. Having a bad day in general, probably had a lot to do with the fact that he didn't call me again, which he was fully aware of. And we tried to watch anime and failed bc of weak internet connection, then he went to nap, again. Never called me again, spent his evening on discord then went to bed probably. Today again, no sign, all day on discord, only called me in the afternoon over 24hrs since the last sign of life from him, silence for about 2 hours because I was upset and didn't feel like talking. Then he went to bed, yes, you guessed it, again. And actually he was online for over 1 hour after he left. And I simply couldn't hold back anymore and texted him "I don't even know why you called me" idc if that makes me bad or shitty or whatever. Like not even a text. Seriously, he doesn't even text me anymore lmfao. And I had a good day until he called me and demonstrated to me that he's incapable of apologizing and redeeming his shitty behaviour. Again. Literally yesterday all he had to do was tell me why he didn't call me the previous evening like he promised he would. That's it. I would still have been upset but at least I would've probably snapped out of it. Again, today all he had to do was talk to me. "Hey, I know you're upset that I didn't call you yesterday. Here's my reasons: ____. I apologize for doing this AGGGGGGGAIN" and I would have continued to have a peaceful and chill day. Unfortunately tomorrow I'll have to go into confrontation mode and ask what the fuck is going on. Because I can't keep being in a relationship like this. With someone like this.
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