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11:30am August 28, 2014

emmylovestrees:

fairytalesandfallenangels:

thesoil:

Holy shit

I can’t even begin to describe the brilliance of this segment. 

Bravo.

Bra-vo. 

i’m screaming. she’s fucking awesome. anyone know where this can be found as an actual video?

10:33am August 28, 2014

emmylovestrees:

fairytalesandfallenangels:

thesoil:

Holy shit

I can’t even begin to describe the brilliance of this segment. 

Bravo.

Bra-vo. 

i’m screaming. she’s fucking awesome. anyone know where this can be found as an actual video?

9:35am August 28, 2014

Eridan and Feferi: Fanon Versus Canon

vastderp:

snowskeeper:

vastderp:

Eridan was canonically desperate for a relationship. He pestered people so much that even Equius was creeped out. But was it a sexual thing? I don’t think it was. I think he wanted someone else to value him and make him feel like he could live up to the role society raised him to believe was his natural place. When he didn’t feel himself living up to it, he responded by trying to fix it by filling the gap in his self-worth with another person.

And because he was hyper-focused on meeting that need, to the exclusion of all else, he missed the crucial ingredient for a relationship, reciprocity. He had a relationship with Feferi, but because she didn’t make him feel like someone who deserves to be an Ampora, he pissed that away. He had a relationship with Karkat, who tried with supernatural levels of patience to help him see his problems for the self-sabotage they were, and make him understand why people wouldn’t respond to his objectification of them with anything but disgust. Karkat picked up the work that exhausted Feferi until she had to give him up, and again, Eridan pissed that away.

He perpetually ignored reciprocity and valuing other people as equals in his rush to have a relationship that would validate him as a person. Other people sensed that he did not care about them, and shot him down. But for all he was rejected by others, Eridan shot himself down in a much crueler way, by obsessing over his perceived value in a society that no longer existed, and treating friendship as a status symbol.

He was not able to let go of the unattainable, ideal Eridan Ampora, and he refused to engage with anyone who tried to point out how he was sabotaging himself. The block he placed on his own understanding of other people as valid in their own right isolated him and reinforced his persecution complex, until he was stuck in a vicious cycle of confirmation bias (everyone will reject me) and self-loathing.

What did he fear the most? Loneliness.

What did he do about it? Hide on his Planet for the entire game, except when he left to go pick a fight with Sollux, who represents everything Eridan was raised to devalue, but somehow “got” Feferi (as Eridan would have seen it).

Self-sabotage at its finest.

Eventually, his grudge turned to hatred for other people, and he dived right into his role as a Hope player, choosing to interpret his role in the most self-serving, nihilistic way possible, because at least then his flame-out would be done in the name of finally living up to something.

His loneliness was his own doing, and his choices fueled by that loneliness were despicable, but I pity the poor fictional asshole because haven’t we all fucked ourselves over and not gotten it until too late? 

Very effective character. One of my favorites.

"He had a relationship with Feferi, but because she didn’t make him feel like someone who deserves to be an Ampora, he pissed that away. "

Worth keeping in mind, as an adendum to this, that Feferi probably noticed very early on in their morailliegiance that she wasn’t getting what she wanted out of it,

Your bolded text is misleading. Of course she wasn’t “getting what she wanted out of it”. You say it like what she wanted was somehow unreasonable, or even selfish, when in fact reciprocity is pretty much the most basic requirement for a functioning relationship of any kind.

Feferi’s reason for ending their moirallegiance, in canon (link provided to relevant pesterlog), was that Eridan never participated in the relationship, never shared how he was feeling, never listened, and Feferi was doing all the work of keeping him stable and safe while getting nothing back.

Hearkening back to my post about Eridan’s ill-treatment of other people,  there was zero reciprocity, and trying to make their relationship work with just one person left her exhausted. She continued to try and be there for him up to the moment she felt leaving wouldn’t lead to him hurting other people, or himself. This is explicitly stated. I don’t know how you missed it. Here’s the relevant bit if you’re not gonna read the pesterlog (I know a lot of people don’t bother, but then they go on and write character meta that I have to go through and fact-check):

image

Being just a kid, Feferi tried to make the problem go away by putting all of herself into it, rather than doing what an adult would have done, and giving him an ultimatum that he could shape up or ship out.

Being just a kid, and a complete dumbass, as I described in my previous post, Eridan had a perfectly good relationship where his presence was very much desired, and he pissed it away because he had his eyes on a much bigger prize. This is canon. Read the pesterlogs I’ve linked.

and only continued it because Eridan was killing things to feed her Lusus, 

NOPE NOPE NOPE.

You are 100% wrong. That is a grossly unfair fandom theory and canon events actively contradict it. As I showed already, Feferi continued the relationship because she was trying to stop Eridan from becoming dangerous to others, or hurting himself. She was his moirail and she did her job to the last minute. 

She did not know, as we know, that Eridan was refusing to participate in hopes of ‘upgrading’ to a different quadrant. In other words, he let her drive herself nuts trying to carry, by herself, a relationship he did not even want (link provided to relevant pesterlog) because he was too chicken to tell her the truth.

Furthermore, the roles and responsibilities involved in “feeding Feferi’s mom” job is never canonically discussed (feel free to inform me if I’ve missed something), and only portrayed in two three places:

1. Introductory scene of Eridan and Feferi, working together, hunting a skywhale together. Eridan shoots it with his ranged weapon, and Feferi tows it down to the bottom of the sea. I don’t know about you, but a perfectly balanced distribution of labor between them with Eridan using the more suitable weapon and Feferi dragging a hundred-ton load into the crushing depths of the sea looks like teamwork to me.

2. Eridan contemplating passive-aggressively causing the horrorterror to miss a meal and commit genocide, and deciding “she wouldn’t like that.”

3. [editing to add] “search ‘reap the custodial spoils’. Eridan didn’t even really have to TRY to help Feferi; food for her lusus came as a byproduct of his FLARP game anyway.” -MercurialMalcontent

You cannot extrapolate a greedy, scheming Feferi from this data. 

which was something she was unable/unwilling to do.

Again, you arewrong. You are confusing fanon with canon. Reread their scenes yourself. You will find nothing to support your claim, since the only “feeding Feferi’s lusus” content (mentioned above), involved Feferi and Eridan working together as a team.

I don’t know, and I don’t want to know, where the weirdly nasty attitude toward Feferi comes from, but it’s not Homestuck. And I don’t know why Eridan’s childish stupidity is somehow not under discussion as being every bit as significant in their breakup. So mysterious. I wonder, what could the cause of this double standard possibly be?

She cut the friendship off the moment they entered the session. 

Wrong again. She told Eridan she wanted to dissolve the moirallegiance when she felt it was safe to leave, without causing Eridan to harm himself or others. You also failed to mention that Eridan was happy about this, because he had only been in the relationship to try and work his way out of the ~*~*~friend zone~*~*~*~ and he thought this would be his chance.

Eridan and Feferi broke up. She did not dump him and she did not cut off the friendship at that time.

She only revoked his ‘frondship’ when Eridan announced that he was going to help track down and murder all of her friends, and invited her to join him. And that was the day she died.

She was a nice person, but she was also extraordinarily manipulative.

I have removed all structural support for this conclusion of yours. Please stand by as it collapses into dust in a puff of nope. 

I don’t think Eridan ever actually understood that consciously, but it’s possible that he got it at some level, which would certainly have stoked his hatred of Sollux, and his belief that if he could show Feferi that he was better than him, he could ‘reclaim’ her.

Counterpoint: Eridan was probably far too busy canonically manipulating Feferi to read any of the weirdly mutated fanfiction you’ve been reading, where Feferi was the one manipulating Eridan. 

I also dispute that you can justify an argument that even Eridan, who treats other people as living proof of his own self-worth, thought of Feferi as some prize to be ‘reclaimed’ from Sollux. Fics that play it this way tend to be a load of misogynistic crap, so I personally never read them, let alone use them as the basis for my opinions on canon.

The thing is, we don’t know why Eridan and Sollux fought on LOBAF. We don’t know who started it, we don’t know how it turned out (other than that Eridan lost and Sollux has been avoiding him ever since). We don’t know what Feferi’s participation in that fight was, if any. We do not know.

All people can do is write fan-theory speculating on it, but considering your poor grasp of canon and your embrace of a weird mutated headcanon of Feferi that sets my misogyny sensor off more than a little bit every time I see it, it’s probably best if you leave that to somebody else.

now that your argument has been refuted, I’m going to be very mean to you for your douchey tags.

This shit right here? 

Is fucking lame

I’m posting it so people will see it and think less of you for finding it an appropriate thing to say. For some mysterious reason, I feel like that kind of smug victim-blaming attitude is, um, bad. Something about seeing it used to excuse and minimize partner abuse in the real world all the motherfucking time, I dunno. Very mysterious.

8:38am August 28, 2014

Eridan and Feferi: Fanon Versus Canon

vastderp:

snowskeeper:

vastderp:

Eridan was canonically desperate for a relationship. He pestered people so much that even Equius was creeped out. But was it a sexual thing? I don’t think it was. I think he wanted someone else to value him and make him feel like he could live up to the role society raised him to believe was his natural place. When he didn’t feel himself living up to it, he responded by trying to fix it by filling the gap in his self-worth with another person.

And because he was hyper-focused on meeting that need, to the exclusion of all else, he missed the crucial ingredient for a relationship, reciprocity. He had a relationship with Feferi, but because she didn’t make him feel like someone who deserves to be an Ampora, he pissed that away. He had a relationship with Karkat, who tried with supernatural levels of patience to help him see his problems for the self-sabotage they were, and make him understand why people wouldn’t respond to his objectification of them with anything but disgust. Karkat picked up the work that exhausted Feferi until she had to give him up, and again, Eridan pissed that away.

He perpetually ignored reciprocity and valuing other people as equals in his rush to have a relationship that would validate him as a person. Other people sensed that he did not care about them, and shot him down. But for all he was rejected by others, Eridan shot himself down in a much crueler way, by obsessing over his perceived value in a society that no longer existed, and treating friendship as a status symbol.

He was not able to let go of the unattainable, ideal Eridan Ampora, and he refused to engage with anyone who tried to point out how he was sabotaging himself. The block he placed on his own understanding of other people as valid in their own right isolated him and reinforced his persecution complex, until he was stuck in a vicious cycle of confirmation bias (everyone will reject me) and self-loathing.

What did he fear the most? Loneliness.

What did he do about it? Hide on his Planet for the entire game, except when he left to go pick a fight with Sollux, who represents everything Eridan was raised to devalue, but somehow “got” Feferi (as Eridan would have seen it).

Self-sabotage at its finest.

Eventually, his grudge turned to hatred for other people, and he dived right into his role as a Hope player, choosing to interpret his role in the most self-serving, nihilistic way possible, because at least then his flame-out would be done in the name of finally living up to something.

His loneliness was his own doing, and his choices fueled by that loneliness were despicable, but I pity the poor fictional asshole because haven’t we all fucked ourselves over and not gotten it until too late? 

Very effective character. One of my favorites.

"He had a relationship with Feferi, but because she didn’t make him feel like someone who deserves to be an Ampora, he pissed that away. "

Worth keeping in mind, as an adendum to this, that Feferi probably noticed very early on in their morailliegiance that she wasn’t getting what she wanted out of it,

Your bolded text is misleading. Of course she wasn’t “getting what she wanted out of it”. You say it like what she wanted was somehow unreasonable, or even selfish, when in fact reciprocity is pretty much the most basic requirement for a functioning relationship of any kind.

Feferi’s reason for ending their moirallegiance, in canon (link provided to relevant pesterlog), was that Eridan never participated in the relationship, never shared how he was feeling, never listened, and Feferi was doing all the work of keeping him stable and safe while getting nothing back.

Hearkening back to my post about Eridan’s ill-treatment of other people,  there was zero reciprocity, and trying to make their relationship work with just one person left her exhausted. She continued to try and be there for him up to the moment she felt leaving wouldn’t lead to him hurting other people, or himself. This is explicitly stated. I don’t know how you missed it. Here’s the relevant bit if you’re not gonna read the pesterlog (I know a lot of people don’t bother, but then they go on and write character meta that I have to go through and fact-check):

image

Being just a kid, Feferi tried to make the problem go away by putting all of herself into it, rather than doing what an adult would have done, and giving him an ultimatum that he could shape up or ship out.

Being just a kid, and a complete dumbass, as I described in my previous post, Eridan had a perfectly good relationship where his presence was very much desired, and he pissed it away because he had his eyes on a much bigger prize. This is canon. Read the pesterlogs I’ve linked.

and only continued it because Eridan was killing things to feed her Lusus, 

NOPE NOPE NOPE.

You are 100% wrong. That is a grossly unfair fandom theory and canon events actively contradict it. As I showed already, Feferi continued the relationship because she was trying to stop Eridan from becoming dangerous to others, or hurting himself. She was his moirail and she did her job to the last minute. 

She did not know, as we know, that Eridan was refusing to participate in hopes of ‘upgrading’ to a different quadrant. In other words, he let her drive herself nuts trying to carry, by herself, a relationship he did not even want (link provided to relevant pesterlog) because he was too chicken to tell her the truth.

Furthermore, the roles and responsibilities involved in “feeding Feferi’s mom” job is never canonically discussed (feel free to inform me if I’ve missed something), and only portrayed in two three places:

1. Introductory scene of Eridan and Feferi, working together, hunting a skywhale together. Eridan shoots it with his ranged weapon, and Feferi tows it down to the bottom of the sea. I don’t know about you, but a perfectly balanced distribution of labor between them with Eridan using the more suitable weapon and Feferi dragging a hundred-ton load into the crushing depths of the sea looks like teamwork to me.

2. Eridan contemplating passive-aggressively causing the horrorterror to miss a meal and commit genocide, and deciding “she wouldn’t like that.”

3. [editing to add] “search ‘reap the custodial spoils’. Eridan didn’t even really have to TRY to help Feferi; food for her lusus came as a byproduct of his FLARP game anyway.” -MercurialMalcontent

You cannot extrapolate a greedy, scheming Feferi from this data. 

which was something she was unable/unwilling to do.

Again, you arewrong. You are confusing fanon with canon. Reread their scenes yourself. You will find nothing to support your claim, since the only “feeding Feferi’s lusus” content (mentioned above), involved Feferi and Eridan working together as a team.

I don’t know, and I don’t want to know, where the weirdly nasty attitude toward Feferi comes from, but it’s not Homestuck. And I don’t know why Eridan’s childish stupidity is somehow not under discussion as being every bit as significant in their breakup. So mysterious. I wonder, what could the cause of this double standard possibly be?

She cut the friendship off the moment they entered the session. 

Wrong again. She told Eridan she wanted to dissolve the moirallegiance when she felt it was safe to leave, without causing Eridan to harm himself or others. You also failed to mention that Eridan was happy about this, because he had only been in the relationship to try and work his way out of the ~*~*~friend zone~*~*~*~ and he thought this would be his chance.

Eridan and Feferi broke up. She did not dump him and she did not cut off the friendship at that time.

She only revoked his ‘frondship’ when Eridan announced that he was going to help track down and murder all of her friends, and invited her to join him. And that was the day she died.

She was a nice person, but she was also extraordinarily manipulative.

I have removed all structural support for this conclusion of yours. Please stand by as it collapses into dust in a puff of nope. 

I don’t think Eridan ever actually understood that consciously, but it’s possible that he got it at some level, which would certainly have stoked his hatred of Sollux, and his belief that if he could show Feferi that he was better than him, he could ‘reclaim’ her.

Counterpoint: Eridan was probably far too busy canonically manipulating Feferi to read any of the weirdly mutated fanfiction you’ve been reading, where Feferi was the one manipulating Eridan. 

I also dispute that you can justify an argument that even Eridan, who treats other people as living proof of his own self-worth, thought of Feferi as some prize to be ‘reclaimed’ from Sollux. Fics that play it this way tend to be a load of misogynistic crap, so I personally never read them, let alone use them as the basis for my opinions on canon.

The thing is, we don’t know why Eridan and Sollux fought on LOBAF. We don’t know who started it, we don’t know how it turned out (other than that Eridan lost and Sollux has been avoiding him ever since). We don’t know what Feferi’s participation in that fight was, if any. We do not know.

All people can do is write fan-theory speculating on it, but considering your poor grasp of canon and your embrace of a weird mutated headcanon of Feferi that sets my misogyny sensor off more than a little bit every time I see it, it’s probably best if you leave that to somebody else.

now that your argument has been refuted, I’m going to be very mean to you for your douchey tags.

This shit right here? 

Is fucking lame

I’m posting it so people will see it and think less of you for finding it an appropriate thing to say. For some mysterious reason, I feel like that kind of smug victim-blaming attitude is, um, bad. Something about seeing it used to excuse and minimize partner abuse in the real world all the motherfucking time, I dunno. Very mysterious.

7:41am August 28, 2014

“I don’t know why you’re flattered. I feel as if I look good. I feel as if I have been designated Croach the Extremely Good Looking… and Who Maybe Possesses the Ability to Fly.”

— http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/thrilling-adventure-hour-82-sparks-nevada-marshal-on-mars-one-night-at-otooles/ (via croachquotes)
6:42am August 28, 2014

krok-o-dyle:

Riff Ref #2 - MST3K Short - Mr. B Natural (Pop-culture reference ANNOTATED version!)

These are really great! Posted years ago with only a few views, these deserve more attention!

5:45am August 28, 2014
Yeah.

Yeah.

4:48am August 28, 2014

profanities:

clareer:

doctorinternet:

lipstickndynamite:

One of the best mom moments in TV history. I wish more parents knew how important it is to validate their children’s feelings.

What this is so beautiful

Marge tried real fucking hard sometimes.

Marge tried real fucking hard all the time

You are missing the real point of this scene.

Just moments before, Marge was driving Lisa to school, where she didn’t want to go. She was telling her to “Just smile, and if you feel sad, just push it down inside you until it goes away.” (something, it implied that Marge did).

She changes her mind. She sees what her advice (something that has worked(?) for her) is doing to her daughter, and stops and drives away.

She makes mistakes. She learns from them. Even as a mother and adult, she doesn’t have the answers, but does see what doesn’t work, and adapts to them.

This is learning. This is growing. This is how people are, and why the Simpsons is still one of the best-written shows out there.

3:50am August 28, 2014

askperibrown:

Colin’s porn ‘stache photo set…

2:52am August 28, 2014

doctorwhogifs:

Elisabeth Sladen and Brian Miller (who were married from 1968 until Sladen’s death in 2011) both appeared in Classic Who and New Who: she as Sarah Jane Smith, he as Dugdale in Snakedance, a Dalek voice in Resurrection of the Daleks and Remembrance of the Daleks, and a tramp in Deep Breath.

Though their time on Who did not overlap, they appeared opposite each other in the Sarah Jane Adventures episode The Mad Woman in the Attic:

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1:55am August 28, 2014

cleowho:

I may call you Jo, mayn’t I?”

The Three Doctors - season 10 - 1973

I have to say, the interactions between Two and Three are always fantastic. I wish there were more.

12:57am August 28, 2014

The Master Appreciation Week
day 06: favourite relationship including the master
doctor x master (best enemies)

"I held him in my arms, I burned his body. The Master is dead." "And yet, you did not see." "Part of him survived."

10:02pm August 27, 2014

Classic Who + Text Posts

9:37pm August 27, 2014

Just finished converting this guy. Still needs a bit of touchup and to finish the base, but I’m really pleased how well this turned out.

9:05pm August 27, 2014

pattroughton:

Q&A in Rio [x]

…I think I love Capaldi just a little more now…