I should write up something when I’m not too exhausted to make sense. But short version?
Tumblr user elfgrove just pointed it out but wow the assistant woman looks like Eliza Maza from Gargoyles.
I REFUSE to believe I am the only one who sees this.
Looks like someone’s starting to lose his cool… Why so angry Ambassador? XD From Here.
Now that’s the Ambassador I know and love. I don’t know the context of this scene, but I’m betting the reason why he’s so angry is that Godfrey got him the wrong flowers… Again.
He’s annoyed because Elisa Maza there took a break from serving justice to David Xanatos to start going after him ion his home turf.
anyone else realize sphere is like gone..
like flew out the door into space…
The super-cycle is New Genesis technology. I believe in his ability to survive space and come home.
Insane Fangirl Dog
Someone watched Green Lantern this morning.
WE all did……
Post DC Nation.
everybody’s all like “oh cool we get slade, that’s chill”
but does NO ONE REMEMBER THIS???
NO THANK YOU NOT WORTH IT
DO. NOT. WANT.
He stays away from the precious babbus. NO TOUCHING MY PRECIOUS BABY SPEEDSTER.
ALL OF YOU, Fictional… villain… people.
Everyone in this new episode of young justice seems to have a lot on their mind.
GO SIT IN A FUCKING CORNER AND THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU’VE DONE
(Spoilers ahead for the latest Young Justice episode, not the latest one to air on Cartoon Network but the latest one released.)
It’s Impulse’s casual use of the terms “crash” and “mode.” We’ve seen in the last episode that the way these words are used is native to the alien race The Reach, the alien race that ends up in charge and enslaving people in the future. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a case where an oppressed party takes on the culture or in this case the language of the oppressors willingly and happily. Now if I’m wrong about that please correct me. Impulse uses the alien vernacular like it was any other word. There’s no resentment, at least about the language, that I can hear when he uses the terms “crash” and “mode” but yet he still openly hates his oppressors. Stopping them is his whole reason for coming back, but yet he’s adopted their vernacular so seamlessly. I know it’s fiction and willing suspension of disbelief and all that stuff but as a Sociology major this was something that made me really curious.
Well, it is possible that when the Reach took over, those phrases were either adapted, or forced in to culture. If that’s the case Bart would have simply grown up hearing it, not necessarily even knowing that was where the phrasing originated. Or it could be he dose know where it originated and is actually using it as a subtle FU to the Reach. For instance, to him “Crashing the mode” is a good thing, for the Reach, it’s a bad thing.
What Thad said.
I think there’s also an interesting distinction to be made that The Reach isn’t using them as casual parts of the vernacular. For the Reach, “Crash” and “Mode” are used as technical terms. There are not other words for them. So, despite the first impression given by Bart’s use of the terms in “Bloodlines”, they are not slang — or at least are not for the Reach. “Crash” is Reach Technology that has been subverted or broken — either to the point of not working all or potentially being used to the advantage of enemies. “Mode” is Reach Technology that is working within the designed parameters to facilitate the Reach’s power structure and machinations.
In “Bloodlines”, Bart made them sound and used them in a way that bordered on slang. I need to go re-watch the episode with this consideration now that we know the Reach uses them as technical terms rather than a colloquialism for a technical status. I can see with those terms initially introduced as the only official terms for Reach technology either being an enemy or defeated/subverted by the human resistance. I can imagine that those terms, being used in the technical sense, would become part of human vocabulary. Go a generation or two down the line to Bart? Those technical terms used so often within the resistance may well have been adopted as slang by people who have never known a world where they weren’t the words for good or bad status in the ongoing fight against The Reach. If that makes sense?