One of my grandfathers was a twin. His first name was Herbert. His twin brother was named Hubert. Yes. Seriously.
I just recalled this random fact and am laughing all over again.
I LOVED THIS EPISODE SO MUCH (this will be all over the place i’m sorry)
This episode was just once again everything I love about UtaPri and Scarlet’s rambling post here expresses it.
The show could choose to be a lot of things, full of angst and jealousy and drama and cattiness and just — all of the darkest pitfalls of shoujo tripe which I do sometimes love. But it isn’t.
Sure, its chock full of shoujo tropes and character archetypes, but it chooses to be about mutual support and coming to understand people you care about and different kinds of personalities and how it’s not wrong to be sexual or gentle or prickly or enthusiastic about everything, you can be that way and be valued as a person that way and showing there there are no bad guys only differences in perspective and personality — every little episode arc has ended on this concept of being yourself, finding support in your friends, and talking about issues to resolve them — and it’s wonderful.It chooses to be all the best and most uplifting aspects shoujo tropes has to offer.
UtaPri is honestly one of the most positive, supportive, feel-good animes I’ve watched since Natsume YuujinChou, minus the sad aspects of NYC. Add the upbeat music, animated j-pop dancing, and bouts of hilarious absurdity it’s just really refreshing to watch. It puts a huge smile on my face every time, and I’m super greatful for what a joy this show is.
Nurse Chapel is a beloved [Trek] character,” says Orci. “Even before the first movie came out, a lot of online chatter was, ‘Is Nurse Chapel gonna be there?!’”
Alas, although we hear Dr. McCoy (Karl Urban) say “Nurse Chapel” in 2009’s Star Trek, we never officially saw Christine Chapel — and she’s still MIA in Into Darkness. Instead, Carol Marcus tells Kirk that she learned of his reputation as a ladies man from her friend Christine Chapel, who has become a nurse since her romantic encounter with him — which he does not recall.
“We just figured that would be a great reference, and we loved that Kirk didn’t remember her,” says Orci. “It’s an in-joke that also speaks volumes about his character when it comes to women. That’s why we used it.”
So will Nurse Chapel ever actually make a flesh-and-blood appearance on the Enterprise? Orci just laughs. “That’s certainly possible!
Ah, my beautiful. Your snark, your wit. Your overwhelming sense of morality, righteousness and your abject love of for cold steel. I must have you to wife. But only on weekends. And some holidays. Not the bank holidays, though. Just the major twelve American ones. Oh, but not Memorial Day. Or Veterans Day. Or Christmas.
We [Fraction and his wife, Kelly Sue DeConnick] were pregnant at the time, and while I was out there I started to realize that if I had a daughter, there would come a day when I would have to apologize to her for my profession. I would have to apologize for the way it treats and speaks to women readers, and the way it treats its female characters.
I knew that if we had a daughter, because I know my wife and I know the kind of girl she wants to raise and I know the kind of girl I want to raise, she was going to look at what I did for a living and want to know how the fuck I could stomach it. How could I sell her out like that?” Fraction continued. “That conversation is still coming, and I’m bracing for it in the way that some dads brace for their daughter’s first date or boyfriend. I became acutely aware that I had sort of done that thing that lots of privileged hetero cisgendered white dudes do. ‘I’m cool with women, and that’s enough.’ It’s not enough. It’s embarrassing to say, because we somehow have attached shame to learning and evolving our opinions, culturally, but I became aware that there was a deficiency of and to women in my work, and all I could do at that moment was take care of my side of the street.
Writer Matt Fraction on his role on expanding the profile of female characters in the Marvel Universe. (via goodmanw)
venezuelan poodle moth
such a cutie
it looks like it flew here straight from some anime
it looks like a rabbit-fairy oh my god
If you tried to invent something like this and put it in a book, everyone would laugh…
OH MY GOD.
Eevee has evolved to flying type