ed: trying and failing to make tea the way stede used to make it for him and then sending his teacup hurtling against the wall before starting to cry with his head in his hands
lucius watching his breakdown in real time: 👁👄👁
speaking of httyd the more that time goes on the more I appreciate the first movie painted the night fury being weird as hell and as such the first plushies of toothless/the nightfury were fucking weird as hell too, I used to not super enjoy it but now i see the huge thick mega-cute NFs and think man. we have to go back to when they looked like this. they will never be more charming than this
(And yes, I do have one. Pictures really dont capture how charming it actually is irl tbh. I love this lil guy so much)
Also something this lil dude has is that the fabric is iridescent blue. It’s not straight black, which I think is great. Sure its missing a couple scales I guess but its supposed to be a little invisible shadow bastard. Idk I like him
*at the local democratic group info booth*
helpful volunteer: “...and you can follow us at [username] on all social media sites!”
me: “...all social media sites? even tumblr?”
helpful volunteer: *horrified look*
helpful volunteer: “...most social media sites. most.”
i just really love the trope where this very “joyful and bright and flashy” place is considered a place of great conflict. like wonderland in greater boston. it’s this big, beautiful theme park which is mainly associated in gb as, like, a place to escape to in the event of a tragedy.
what with nica taking leon there to help him “cope with his breakup,” or charlotte going there to take her mind of off her lack of direction, or the evicted residents of red line heading there for refuge after they’re torn out of their homes, and less notably, phil needing to use wonderland as a bargaining chip to get himself out of jail...
the place is typically associated with disaster and grief as well, since it’s leon’s death place, after all, and the history of tragedies it’s had (the burning robots...) just failure after failure after failure. it was renovated after leon’s death, and even AFTER that, the whole place becomes completely abandoned, once oliver, the current owner, “dies” after his wife divorces him.
wonderland’s place in the story is defined by escapism, grief, and disaster, and most of the time, when you go to wonderland, you don’t get what you’re looking for (nica took leon there to cheer him up, but he actually got so distressed that he died, charlotte went there and rode all of the rides and it didn’t do anything for her, and who knows what it might become for the new residents...)
with all of this in mind, it begs the question: what exactly does it mean, that ethan wants wonderland back so badly...?
i think one of the tenderest forms of love is knowing how they eat. putting cream in their tea without having to ask, mincing mushrooms automatically cause you know she hates the texture, immediately saying “it’s spicy!” when she asks for a bite bc you know she can’t stand it, setting the pickles from your sandwich on their plate, grabbing their favorite fork, it’s all so intimate
Okay, got inspired to actually write my feelings on Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer’s dynamic down.
So I’ve said before that, D&D style, Jerrie is High WIS, Low INT, while Teazer is High INT, Low Wis.
How that works out practically is this:
Rumpleteazer is smarter than Mungojerrie in the academic sense. In a modern AU, Jerrie copies all of her homework to make it through school. She’s really good with problem solving, but tends to focus more on the ‘can I do this?’ and not the ‘should I do this?’. She’s not a bad person, but she’s also not particularly empathetic. How her actions will affect someone is an afterthought, normally only triggered by Jerrie.
Jerrie isn’t smart in the academic sense. He struggles with things like schoolwork (and remembering to bark on cue). But he’s much, much more street smart and emotionally intelligent than his sister. He is the one to point out when they’ve gone too far, and the one to get them out of trouble.
Which is, ironically, why he’s seen as worse than she is. Jerrie will be the one to take the fall for them both, because he’s generally the one spinning the tale to whatever figure of authority they’re apologizing to. Teazer does just as many bad things as Jerrie does — because most of the time, they’re doing them together.