losing stuff is such a weird thing to go through
I lost my ring today and I’ve cried about it on and off ever since I found out I’ve lost it but I mean… it’s not like the ring’s been obliterated out of this world. It’s just not in my possession, which sucks, but it still exists out there.
It’s strangely comforting.
- DAMN INTELLIGENT
- VALUABLE AS HELL AND NOT THE LEAST BIT WORTHLESS
- SUPER FUCKING LOVED
- EXTREMELY GOD DAMN INTERESTING
- NOT TO MENTION A HOT PIECE OF ASS
Morning guys. I hope you remember today that if you slip up you can restart your day at any time. You don’t have to wait til the next day to start over. Just sit down, breathe for a few minutes, and start again.
I like this. I really like this.
Reading this everyday for the weeks to come.
I’m always talking about how much I love Gintama's ladies and the way it treats its female characters, and the Popularity Arc is one of the great, shining examples of why. We should all, as a fandom, just take a step back to admire how thoroughly and beautifully it subverts the stereotype of poisonous, catty female competition. This arc could easily have gone in another direction, with all the girls staying jealous of each other and fighting, but instead they formed a girl band to take on everyone else!
I’m sorry, but I need a moment to compose myself because exactly how rarely do we see this level of female teamwork and interaction in shonen manga? SO RARELY IT’S PRACTICALLY NONEXISTENT. SO RARELY IT’S LIKE A MYTHICAL CREATURE OF LEGEND. IT’S LIKE A UNICORN. WELL GUESS WHAT? GINTAMA HAS ENTIRE FREAKING FIELDS OF UNICORNS.
But dude, you say, it was just a comedy arc, are we supposed to read so deeply into the characterizations? I would argue, actually, that we should take it all so seriously precisely because this happened during a comedy arc. If you think about it, comedy is all about exaggerating character traits and making everything more ridiculous. What comes through in comedy is going to be everyone’s most obvious features, and guess what Sorachi chose to emphasize? How Otae is everyone’s big sister. How Kyubei adores Otae. How Sachan commits to her goals. How Tsukuyo is ridiculously considerate and bighearted. How Kagura is aggressive and competitive but will instantly side with her girl friends. It’s incredibly refreshing.
And, of course, because Gintama isn’t here to moralize and give us saints for characters, the arc ends with in-fighting everywhere and a ridiculous plot twist. Perfect balance of heartwarming with gentle cynicism and fourth-wall-breaking absurdity.
Now excuse me while I build an altar to Hideaki Sorachi and sacrifice all my bananas to him.
Seeing people the same age as you doing awesome things with their life
You wake alone and surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop which is your goal.
Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. The goal is to get to the mountaintop, but the experience is discovering who you are, what this place is, and what is your purpose.
Favorite Female Characters (2/5) Sheriff Jody Mills
Dean: “I didn’t peg you for churchy.”
Jody: “Yeah, you know, choking on the ladies room floor ‘cause of witchcraft? Kind of makes a higher power seem relevant.”
If you’re not going to be helpful, Squall, you can just leave.