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just-like-playing-tag19 minutes ago
Norman: You鈥檝e got to learn to love yourself
Ray: Don鈥檛 you actually hate yourself?!
Norman: Well yeah but this is about you, stay focused
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zeravmeta21 minutes ago
naegi鈥檚 bad luck works at the meta-narrative level it鈥檒l always keep him alive specifically to keep making him suffer -> his victory over junko being from the fact he was a normal ass dude wasnt his bad luck, but rather everything that followed was, with him becoming the most wanted person on the planet by the future foundation and ultimate despair -> his continued survival is the literal wrench in the works because of how unpredictable he is -> kamukura agreed to help naegi for two reasons: to see which is stronger between hope and despair following DRAE -> kamukura managed to find a future beyond that-> also agreed to honor nanami and save her classmates specifically because he knew her once and she made him feel -> nanami was also unpredictable as an individual because she brought out kamukuras humanity after hinata gave it away even though that should have been impossible -> kamukura never properly coped because hopes peak dehumanized him and thus when naegi offers him the chance to take back his humanity he accepts-> all of this is bad luck in the sense that naegi saved the people who caused the tragedy and suffered dr3 for it -> kamukura saves him back in hope side but at the cost of revillainizing his classmates (more bad luck)
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brkfstgrrrls30 minutes ago
I鈥檇 like to remind everyone that Alice doesn鈥檛 need a man for聽scary dog privilege, she 鉁 is the scary dog. 鉁
Even if she doesn鈥檛 look like it. She is literally nicknamed The Reaper.
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theweddinglistmp331 minutes ago
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me and cousin greg when we get married so he can get his green card
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lex-sullivan33 minutes ago
what is your character arc?聽 redemption arc聽
your story had a pretty rough start and you did some things you're not proud of, but you made the choice to change. i won't go through how important it is to accept responsibility and keep striving to improve or whatever because you know that already. what i think you should know is that your fuel does not need to be shame. you don鈥檛 need to stand over the bathroom sink with your blood in your hands until you can no longer make out your reflection. you will look at your face and you will see the person you used to be, but that person no longer exists. today, you are looking, and that makes all the difference.
聽tagged by (stolen from really): @kineticplay
tagging: whoever wants to do it and hasn鈥檛 :)聽
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biohazrd39 minutes ago
maybe this is just me but. if i were teethan winters i simply would have gone home instead of looking for my daughter. like buddy. ur just some guy. go home. you can mourn and look to adopt if you ever want to have another child. this sucks
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queenofsantacarla47 minutes ago
Hey there! I really loved what you wrote for me last time. I was wondering if you could possibly write something about the Frog brothers helping their butch sister cut her hair, and sharing their clothes with her? Thank you for your time!
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With your parents being... the way they were, the Frog Brothers realized pretty early on that they could only rely on each other, and you.
If you're older than them, it's almost guaranteed that you raised them. And like Fiona in Shameless, that role doesn't leave you without trauma and pain. You only really have a nominal relationship with your parents, your brothers are your family.
That being said, you are very used to relying only on yourself, and being a rock for other people, especially Edgar and Alan. It really challenges your perspective when they find you one day in the bathroom, chopping away at your hair with the kitchen scissors.
They don't ask, they don't need to. Whatever brought this on, there's easier ways to do this than what you're trying. They learned how to cut their own hair ages ago, and they pull out a clipper and get to work.
It might not be the neatest, but you hardly care. Right now you just feel so... seen, so cared for. It's hard to even say anything. As Alan finished up your hair, Edgar runs and grabs some of their clothes. Mostly stuff that's a little too big for them, bought carelessly only out of necessity by your folks.
You end up looking like you've wandered away from boot camp, in a muscle shirt and army green combat pants, but it's still so good and even though you can barely recognize yourself in the mirror it's all so... right
As a final touch, Edgar hands you one of his bandanas and you tie it around your head with shaky fingers from trying not to cry
"Looking tough, sis," alan says, clapping your shoulder
You pull the boys in for a hug, trying to thank them. But you don't need to, they know 馃挍
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michaels-cherry-chapstick49 minutes ago
do you have any more hcs about tlb and their stuffies because its v cute
yes i do, your honor 馃挒
He got the turtle stuffy from Marko as a gift, and since then, he's cherished it everyday
He likes sleeping like a human sometimes, so he will use the turtle stuffy as a pillow, or even a cuddle buddy (will never admit it)
He actually bought the horse and baby horse collection himself, with actual money this time instead of stealing it
At first he had bought it for Laddie, but then he grew too attached to them and made sure they never were too far apart, and when he would fall asleep, he would make sure that they were both on either side of him
He hasn't named any of his litter of little monsters. He just identifies them by their appearance ofc
When he cant get comfortable, he'd just lay on top of a large pile of his monster stuffies and then fall asleep
Paul and Star had made the bat stuffie a long time ago for Marko when they first met her, so it's considerably old.
And it's pretty wornout tbh, he uses it nearly daily as a pillow or something just to snuggle with
The cow stuffy鈩 was also made by her and Paul when she was still a human, so it too, is also old
When Laddie is upset or sick, she would lend the cow stuffy to him and let him snuggle with it too, or sometimes they both would
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lostinsantacarla50 minutes ago
david seems to be so tough and alone, but deep down it seems that all he wants is a partner don't you think?
Hey there! Sorry it took so long to answer this. My headspace has been very far away from here lately. My take on David inside the movie is that he鈥檚 very loosely following Max鈥檚 orders- in order to get Lucy and her family into the vampire fold. He鈥檚 not completely playing by the rules because I don鈥檛 think he entirely cares for what Max has in store. In my mind he鈥檚 thinking, how can I grow my own pack? You can tell the four of them look out for each other. It鈥檚 hard to tell how much Max really cares about them. To me it seems like he鈥檚 mostly using them for his own gain.
I don鈥檛 feel like David is the type to聽鈥榥eed鈥 a mate. That sense of closeness he more or less gets from his boys, so I don鈥檛 believe he is searching for one. That level of intimacy is hard for him because he鈥檚 not the type to express emotions on a soft and cozy level. His main focus is living it up every night, keeping score when it comes to Max and his games and trying to make sure that聽鈥榟is鈥 pack is safe and clear. However, if by chance something or someone were to come along that he had chemistry with, I don鈥檛 doubt he would make a move. The question is, would that someone be able to adjust and see through the head games he would play?
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slipknot-sic-051 minutes ago
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popculturebuffet55 minutes ago
Ducktales Season 2 Arcs Prologue: Donald Duck: Family Ties aka 80 is Prachtig (Comissioned by WeirdKev27) With the Weirdest Special Guest in Duck History
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Hello all you happy people! And welcome to a super special mother鈥檚 day special! This is twofold> The first is as a prelude to my look at Ducktales three season 2 arcs, as paid for my friend of the blog weirdkev27, i鈥檒 be looking at Della鈥檚 only major comics apperance in the classic disney comics canon.
The other.. is this one was kinda hard to find. Kev could not find it and my attempts did no better. See the problemw as for some reason this story ahs NEVER Been translated in english. Keep in mind, as you can tell by the cover date, this came out in 2014. 7 years ago. The problem with that is that IDW frequently does reprings, currently with walt disney comcis and stories and did so for years and years before that in Donald and Scoroge鈥檚 ongoings. SO it BOGGLES The mind that a story this huge containing the lost tale of a character we never saw elsewhere was left out. But then again Disney might have said no and given this is the company that though shunting i鈥檛s ongoing to a small publishing company that had no digital presence and somehow descheduled a vital season finale and as of this writing has not resecheudled it, i鈥檓 not suprised. Annoyed, but not suprised.聽
So I figured with a story this big it鈥檇 be easy to find a translation. Right? Right?
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Yeah I couldn鈥檛 find anything despite googling, checking tags on tumblr, whatever I tried didn鈥檛 work and the only option left, sifting through EVERY SINGLE POST tagged Della Duck, would be too time consuming and poteitinally fruitless. So I put out a post asking you fine people to find me a translation of it.聽
Annnnd then I gave up and didn鈥檛 put the review on my schedule because after a few week鈥檚 i鈥檇 heard nothing and expected I wouldn鈥檛 ever get to review this one. Which bummed me out as it not only feels necessary to do for Della鈥檚 big arc, but also is a big story. One I WANTED to read and share with all of you.
Well as you can tell by the fact this review exists, I got very lucky and earlier this week, a kind fan found me a translation. This review WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE without @rosieisla聽聽
Thanks to her, I found a copy, a scalation by @fethrybestduck鈥 , with assitance from @rei-pinto and @sarroora聽. IF any of you guys want a review your more than welcome to it. And Rosie is getting one, as I both offered one up and even if I hadn鈥檛 would鈥檝e because i鈥檓 so damn greatful. So you鈥檒l be getting a review of Don rosa鈥檚聽鈥淚sland on the Edge of Time鈥 next week as she gave me two choices for her reward and that鈥檚 the one I went with. As for the translation itself YOU CAN FIND THAT HERE.聽
So yeah while I had to do some shuffling thanks to some hard working folks, a new fan/friend, and pure damn luck that that person came in just in time, I humbly present under the cut what happened to the ORIGINAL Della Duck. I have not read this so I will be reading this as I write, on purpos. While I have heard what happened ot della otherwise this will be a suprise for the most part. I have looked at the first two pages but that is it. So join me won鈥檛 you?
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We open in the Keaton family living room as Mallory shows off a camo tank top to the family. Alex quips聽鈥渋s the revolution tonight鈥 and Mallory quicks back聽鈥淵eah and we鈥檙e coming to get YOU alex鈥... I mean if anyone鈥檚 going to be first against the wall it鈥檚 going to be Alex Keaton. It鈥檚 just hard sitcom science.聽
So Mallory talks about how she鈥檚 wearing this because it鈥檚 a big turn on for her new boyfriend Nick.. in front of her parents.聽
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So they talk about how they haven鈥檛 met him and I just realized i鈥檓 talking about my favorite episode of the SITCOM Family Ties instead of the comic Family Ties. Seriously though if you have Paramount+ watch Family Ties. It has a young Micheal J Fox, Micheal Grossman from Termors, and Justine Bateman. It鈥檚 cheesy as you鈥檇 expect for the time but also realy good> it鈥檚 one of my go to comfort sitcoms and I lost it when it was removed from Amazon Prime and it鈥檚 one of my faviorte things about having paramount+. For the record other comfort sitcoms include Letterkenny, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Parks and Recreation, Designing Women,聽 Rosanne and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
So we open with a flashback. Donald is a sailor working in a storm with some Sailor Dude. Before these two can get started living out聽鈥淭he Lighthouse鈥 Donald hears a cry for help.. which the captain thinks is a mermaid.聽聽It鈥檚 Daisy, who Donald rescues explaning how thier relationship started to what turns out to be the Nephews. And he and Daisy never had any sort of personal problems. Nope no sir.聽
The boys ask about how Donald met Scrooge..,.. you.. you guys were there for that... I know I reviewed the story a few months ago. You were in it. And yes they DO explain it in a bit as the boys having apparently been too young to remember, but it just comes off as a sily excuse to have a flashback about bear mountain.聽
So then some weirdo comes to the door and asks to take Donald鈥檚 pulse... your guess is as good as mine. We do then get the flasback but it鈥檚.. oddly diffrent. Scrooge dind鈥檛 deliberatly bring the bears in like he does here, and Donald easily beats them versus the screwup in the actual comic.聽
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But I do love this, making a gag out of Donald鈥檚 own self serving and trumped up memory of hte event. IT鈥檚 good stuff.聽
So the weirdo comes back and asks to see donald tounge...
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And we find the boys impatient as they want to hear about someone else, someone far closer.. Donald fails to get the hint, guessing Gladstone, The Boys THemselves and the Alps before finally revealing they want to knwo about their mom. Whelp get ready for an issues long mystery full if intirgue and...
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Or we could get answers right the hell away because this Donald isn鈥 so hung up on his past that he won鈥檛 talk about it when confronted and the boys aren鈥檛 scared to confront him over it for whatever reason.聽
The story does take on Don Rosa鈥檚 trait of having the stories take place in the 50鈥瞫. As such the comic dosen鈥檛 brush over the fact it wasn鈥檛 a normal thing at the time and that in this universe Della was the FIRST woman to cross the ocean by plane. It鈥檚 something I love: Della being a trailblazer for women, even if it鈥檚 just a small detail. She also lands a burning plane instead of evacuating it, scoffing at questions from the guys. Really her personality here.. isn鈥檛 at all diffrent from what Ducktales would do, Ducktales simply made it more three dimensional as we鈥檒l see over the next few months.聽
This is also showcased as Donald gets to how the boys got there: Donald returned from a long voyage to find Della with the baby triplets on his doorstep happy to see him and needing a babysitter since she went to fly a rocket of her own deisgn tommorow.聽 Yeah the story is that SIMILAR, Ducktales simply added a ton more drama. Here she simply left them there, Donald knew and while put out dealing with threee troublemakers gladly did so.. and when the boys asked hwat happened next he points otu the obvious: their stil lhere. She never came back and given the experimental fuel used no one knows what happened. Given Donald鈥檚 playing with events earlier the boys don鈥檛 buy it, so they go to SCrooges. In a nice meta twist Carl Barks EXISTS in this universe, as do his comcis, and Donald and the Boys take htem home with them to pour over them. I love everything about this, from giving the duck master a tribute in this anverary issue to just being really funny and creative: given Scrooge鈥檚 love of money of course he鈥檇 try with comics evne if he thought they were daft since they were a bit industry at the time still, and would keep making them once they became hits.聽 So the weirdo returns again and this time donald鈥檚 ready to throttle him.. and things somehow get MORE meta s the guy reveals the reason behind his antics..
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聽And you know his insane theory: that by being in a comic it keeps htem alive. I do love this weird meta joke though: that our heroes are in comics therefore are immortal. The guy wants to run it as a book and cut Donald in and he and hte boys agree, convincing scrooge to help for a chunk of the profits.聽
So Donald and The BOys do an informerical for it.. though frankly I think they should鈥檝e got this guy
So we get some scenes of our some random dopes visitng various side characters: A musician visits horrace to harass him wiht a saxaphone, a sentence I鈥檓 proud i鈥檓 getting paid to write, a guy visits gyro about his smart phone and gyro talks about 3d glasses. Those aren鈥檛 VERY funny.. but the ones after are, with Scrooge talking a guy into collecting rent for him, one hapless dope robbing with the beagles and one trying to take a selfie with the big bad wolf who clearly dosen鈥檛 know what the internet is. Cheer up man neither did Johny Laurence. It happens.聽
But betweeen the first two we get.. look no amount of buildup is going to prepare you for this.聽
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Yeah... PINOCCHIO is part of this universe now. Out of nowhere. And look the mice from cinderlla ARE on Grandma鈥檚 farm, yes really.. but that at least came out of the film鈥檚 popularity and the two could be brushed off as the duckverse versions of the mice. And it鈥檚 not like talking anthromoporhic mice was a STRETCH. This.. this is pure insanity. So in this writer鈥檚 eye Pinocchio鈥檚 villiage is not only part of this universe but also stuck in time but not the 50鈥瞫 like donalds but the old timey time of whenever the hell pincochio takes place. I just... I don鈥檛 know waht to say. The fox theif guy also shows up having bene unpigged to try and steal from the lady. and picnochio is not a real boy again destpie having become one, so I have no eartlhy clue when in canon this take splace. Did he kick a puppy and the blue fairy turn him back for his hubris? Did the original die or go off to college or whatever and Gepetto make a repalcement? Are they stuck in some horrifying time loop for all etnerity? I want answers dammit!
Naturally for donald this backfires though and at a big dinner celebrating, everyone demand stheir money back.. we also get... this
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Yeah no. No no fuck all of this. It was 2014 when this comic was published. While I get this wasn鈥檛 america, I mean.. it鈥檚 just common sense to know these depctions are racist right? Even in the netherlands, it鈥檚 just... wow. I may of found why this sstoyr hasn鈥檛 been reprinted.
So Donald is broke and pissed off... story of his life really... and runs into gyro who explains the professor鈥檚 theroy isn鈥檛 entirely bollocks. WIth the theroy of relaitivty an astronaut in space is younger than someone on earth> Donald demands proof and Gyro pulls out his tablet.. weird... and finds a ship and contacts an astronaut.. and let鈥檚 face it.. you all know where this is going...
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It turns out due to said time space weirdness, Della dosen鈥檛 consider the boys might be hers, and thinks her baby boys are waiting for her at home, and the boys don鈥檛 correct her on it. She鈥檚 only 15 minutes through her hour long trip and will be back then.
As for why the boys hid their ids ... while her not knowing them and being in space is tearjerking this is well...
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I GET their trying to be sweet.. but my GOD does the boys look like monsters. They don鈥檛 want to tell hteir mom, so she鈥檒l COME HOME and be back WITH HER CHILDREN, because聽鈥渨e like staying with our uncle who barely scrapes by suppoting us.聽鈥溌
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I simply think the writers idnd鈥檛 think through implications. I don鈥檛 blame this on the translation or anything it鈥檚 just a WEAK reason for her not to come back. It did, according to the tumblr I got this translation from, apparently take years to get della approved at all.. but you could do BETTER than this that didn鈥檛 make dthe boys so awful as sons. How鈥檚 she going to feel when she comes back when their fucking 20? or 30? having missed their whole lives and missed scrooge鈥檚 funeral?! This last line is the most aggrivating line i鈥檝e read in a duck comic book since
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So yeah i鈥檝e seen WORSE, but this is still just story runing baffling. Donald gets out of his debt somehow, Loopity Goopity says it鈥檚 because of reading comics and we get one last group shot.. and this comic was already what the fuck enough as is without it but man on man does it up the what the fuck by a factor of ten.聽
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So yeah the finale banquet is clusterfuck of some wonderuflly weird shit even beyodnd house of mouse. The fijrst page is normal enough apart from the sterotype and the other sterotypes taken off splash mountain. But the second page... holy shit. We have Dumbo and Geenie apparnelty being buds, some sort of stork guy next to a bar in a dress, Glomgold and Grandma Duck are apparnelty fucking now, diasy tries to comfort the kids after their misdeeds sink in, roboin hood鈥檚 crew shows up even though ti鈥檚 modern day, magica and amdam mim are at hing, and peter pan creeiply looks at the triplets who hav ea nice loo. All in all a glorious glcusterfuck. .. and Jose is there iwthout panchito. I do not know why.聽
Final Thoughts: As you could probably tell.. I don鈥檛 think much of this one. The Della Scenes are great, making her feel as fleshed out as characters with 80 years on her, and giving a valid reason she鈥檚 missing.聽
THe rest though.. it鈥檚 a meta plot that鈥檚 just not that funny. The Meta stuff is CLEVER.. but the actual jokes just aren鈥檛 funny enough. But most importantly.. i鈥檛s just weirdly focused on THIS instead of Della. It would鈥檝e been more fitting to have Donald and The Boys get help from the various side characters to contact Della. There鈥檚 a good VERSION of this story somewher.e. but it鈥檚 buried under a doofy comedy plot and pinchochi being real. Which isf ine for house of mouse and I get they were tributing the various strips and comics based on the movies.. but it just comes off as fucking weird and dosen鈥檛 fit in a donald duck tribute. It鈥檚 also VERY weird Mickey didn鈥檛 get his own sectoin but horace did.聽
The story IS mildly so bad it鈥檚 good... but ultimately i鈥檛s just way longer than it needed to be and not nearly as great as it should鈥檝e been.... i鈥檓 still proud to have read it and happy it got translated so I could, and I do feel it鈥檒l help my retrospective, and i鈥檓 happy you all can now know about and read this weird piece of DIsney History.聽
Next Time on The Retrospective: It begins properly as Louie tries to get the family to take a friggin break聽 leading to charades, a game stacked in favor of the rich that isn鈥檛 life itself, and gyro nearly getting killed by a society of tiny people due ot his own hubris. Game on!
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pompomworminan hour ago
I hate how easily internet lingo or even single posts are ingrained in my vocabulary I keep having to restrain myself from saying like "thanks *kisses you on the mouth*" to people I barley know
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