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10 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Revoluti... · 0 replies · +5 points

I'm halfway through a rewatch while reviewing the series over on my bloggyblog so I'll be stealing screencaps from those posts until we catch up here. (V tbg uhat hc qrpvqvat ubj gb gnyx nobhg Xbmhr naq arrqrq gb gnxr n oernx, ohg V thrff V'yy arrq gb or ergheavat gb gung abj, ru?)

Wakabaaaaaa how do you even pretend to be straight I love you so much.

Anthy stirring her tea is perfect.

This scene just kills me. Nagul'f orra qbvat guvf fuvg sbe fb ybat naq fur unaqyrf guvf ntterffvir, juvavat obl nf vs ur'f gur puvyq ur cergraqf abg gb or. Fur pna'g svtug onpx culfvpnyyl orpnhfr bs ure... sbe ynpx bs n orggre jbeq... fgngvba va yvsr, ohg fur pna vafhyg uvz gubebhtuyl jvgu ure fhtnel qvfqnva. Naq ure oevrs ubcr gung Hgran zvtug or qvssrerag vf fb dhvpxyl qnfurq ol Hgran'f hggre qvfertneq sbe ure fvghngvba.

I'll have more to say about Anthy's glasses later on. For now it's just a gorgeous shot.

Anthy smiliiiiinnnngggggggggg :-D (Naq abg whfg ure urnegoernxvat fzvyvat znfx gung fur jrnef jura fur unf gb cergraq yvxr Hgran vfa'g n irel irel qrafr crefba)

Inside the Body of the Paleozoic Era is one of my favorite duel songs.

You in the sea.
I in the sea.
The Paleozoic Era in my flesh.
Living on and on.
Closer and closer to death.
The endless story of the Paleozoic.
Like a whale.
Like a dolphin.
Like a sea-lion.
I travel down into the depths of the sea.
Down through the history in the depths of the sea.
And at the bottom I find myself.

God I love this show.

10 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Revoluti... · 2 replies · +11 points

Hiiiiiiii I said I'd be back after I either recovered from the... uh... discussions from the last couple seasons of Buffy or when Mark started Utena, which ever came first.

Mark started Utena first. :-D

I'm thrilled. I only watched Utena for the first time earlier this year and it made an immediate impression. It is so tightly plotted, the character work is so on point, and the treatment of HORRIBLE THINGS is so well done, that I just fell in love and it immediately jumped to the top of my all-time favorites list.

NOTE: Guvf jnf gur svefg fubhwb navzr gung V rire fnj, rira orsber Fnvybe Zbba. N sevraq bs zvar unf thvqrq zr guebhtu n traer rqhpngvba naq V fgvyy trg areibhf nobhg fubhwb ebfrf jurarire V frr gurz. Gur bcravat gb Ebfr bs Irefnvyyrf GREEVSVRQ zr. (V'z fgvyy znxvat zl jnl guebhtu gung, zragvbavat gb jneq bss fcbvyref)

As this is a series that consistently builds upon everything that came before, let's just say that I adore Wakaba and Utena's relationship.

V gbgnyyl fuvc N-Xb naq O-Xb

and I love Anthy more than anything.

Everything is perfect, everything hurts.

V jvyy nyfb or ba ernql gb fcvg sver ng gur cnegvphyneyl ercerurafvoyr frpgvbaf bs gur snaqbz fubhyq gurl qrpvqr gb fubj hc.

10 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Trickster'... · 1 reply · +2 points

Drat! I was afraid of that. Definitely not snarking you.

10 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Trickster'... · 3 replies · +4 points

It's almost as if a conversation can be seen from multiple viewpoints at the same time and critique isn't a binary value judgement.

10 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'The West... · 0 replies · +10 points


11 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'The West... · 0 replies · +9 points

You're not the only one and Sam's "hip hop hand motions" pretty much sealed my dislike.

11 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'The West... · 1 reply · +19 points

I'd like to add a couple things to monkeybutter's response: when Mississippi only just formally ratified the 13th amendment this year, I have a hard time thinking of Slavery as something "in the past."

This isn't even to mention that de facto slavery persisted well into the 20th century.

Lastly, African American wealth is practically nil in the USA, and this is one of the clearest ways to get a window into the long term effects of both slavery and then post-1865 structural racism. Not only were black people denied the ability to save for their children, since they made no wages, or to even raise their own children for that matter, they were systematically denied other governmental and private programs that enabled white wealth accumulation. It's hard to buy a house when nobody gives you a loan. That means there's no house to pass down the generations. No house to borrow money against and serve as a foundation for saving more money. Etc etc etc.

There's a whole host of other examples for why username:Sara is wrong, but I'll leave it at that.

11 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Cowboy B... · 1 reply · +3 points

My favorite is Spike holding Ein because of feelings.

11 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Cowboy B... · 0 replies · +3 points

Very very true. What I love about Spike is that he can be super competent and caring (important Cs) and but then he eats very disgusting things and allows lobsters to turn into deadly space goo and I'm sure is gross in 100s of other ways.

11 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Cowboy B... · 5 replies · +6 points

I took a lot of screencaps because this episode is great.

and finally...

I took surprisingly few caps of Ed, it seems.