Just whatever random thoughts that I get. A lot of it is media stuff, and there's a little social justice but not near enough for me to feel like I'm doing my part but I'm working on that! Also sometimes I feel depressed so there will be angst-filled posts as well sorry. I tend to go through stages with stuff, obsessing over it and then ignoring it for a while so deal with it. And um thanks for stopping by I guess?
Cisgendered, female, 19, somewhere between bi and pansexual (it's hard to explain), demisexual, polyamorous
AIM: Katrani Merack (might be registered on search as just Katrani or KatMerack)
okay so tv thoughts catching up because i’ve actually been watching a lot of things!
1. The West Wing: Ahhh Ainsley Hayes is amazing and I love her even if I don’t agree with what she says. It’s how she says it and how she acts and ahh amazing. Also appreciating Donna, but where is Mandy?
2. Where the fuck is Waverly in FNL? She just seems to have disappeared. Also bravo to Matt for telling Julie how he felt and not letting himself spend an awkward night with her, and sdjnfbsdfjb JASON WHY. Also I would think Tim could get some slack… Does Coach know he’s the one that went with Jason to Mexico?
3. Watching Kamen Rider Blade (bf doing a rewatch of this and GaoGaiGar and figured I’d join him) and I just… don’t get it. Nothing about it is gripping me yet, and it all feels kind of blah, and I don’t understand any of the characters at all really yet.
4. Wizard’s still interesting though, but when I said I wanted Sora backstory, THAT IS NOT WHAT I WANTED. I still don’t feel particularly invested in the characters, but the plot’s keeping me with it.
5. GaoGaiGar is amazing and after this I might do a TTGL rewatch because afbsdkjfbsjkdfb SO MANY REFERENCES. THERE IS NO WAY KAMINA’S EYELASHES AREN’T ONE, plus the whole recurring “percentages don’t matter! A hero can make up the rest of the odds with guts!” sort of thing. AND DAT TRANSFORMATION SEQUENCE (also in-story reason why the bad guys can’t attack GGG during his transformation!)
so seeing how everyone came onto the team is kinda really great?
especially the pair-ups. I did not think that Toby would’ve been the one to bring CJ on, or that Josh was there before Sam… Or that Bartlet himself was the last person to become a part of the team, really.
wait did Beast just cross himself?
He hasn’t done that before has he?
(I’m actually asking, because I haven’t noticed it before (why wouldn’t I if he had), but it would be kinda odd if he started doing something like that now wouldn’t it? And if this is the first time, why is he doing it?)
okay so there’s a post going around comparing two bright young women and how they approach being studious with their respective love interests.
i know it’s supposed to be a joke but it twitches me because NO THOSE TWO WOULD GO ON WONDERFUL ADVENTURES TOGETHER YOU DON’T HAVE TO CONTRAST THEM IN A VERSUS SORT OF WAY. YOU SHOULD NOT BE SAYING ONE OF THEM IS USING “UNCULTURED BULLSHIT” BECAUSE HEY THERE’S A THING CALLED CONTEXT.
Because yanno, they’re doing completely different things. One has to teach her guy the ENTIRE FUCKING LANGUAGE. The other is with a somewhat educated guy who already had access to those books and might have read a few of them before because hey, he’s stuck in a damn castle for ten years with just furniture-servants, what else is he going to do when he’s not wallowing in pity?
HELL THE SECOND WOULD PROBABLY CONGRATULATE THE FIRST FOR TEACHING HER GUY HOW TO SPEAK IN THE RELATIVELY SHORT TIME THAT THEY HAD.
BECAUSE ENGLISH IS A PAIN IN THE ASS TO LEARN OR TEACH AND HE WAS READING AND SPEAKING SOMEWHAT SOPHISTICATEDLY BY THE END OF IT.
So our second lovely bookworm would be giving kudos to the other, and then they would both sit down and start dissecting literature and sharing headcanons and just generally fangirling.
Not being judge-y over their separate situations.
“Do you really care how I’m doing?”
“Sure, I make my face look like this and the concerned words come out.”
rube you make everything better
“Do you know what it’s like to be on the cusp of adulthood and not know what you want to be, who you want to be, or even if you want to be? It’s seven shades of suck is what it is.”
georgia lass, speaking truth.
you know, as much as there’s the issue of “guy being persistent even as a woman rebuffs him” with danny and cj (and that is a little problematic to be showing as one of the noted relationships in this show even if it is a setup that works for them and their banter and having to deal with their professional roles)
at the least he doesn’t continue with her in the moment. sure, when he’s being a reporter and she’s being the press secretary and she tells him to clear out, he tries to get more info. but when he approaches her about date stuff and she tells him to leave, he leaves right away and doesn’t try again until at least the next day.
and i appreciate that much at least- that even though he wants to keep trying, when she wants him to clear out, he clears the fuck out.
Favorite food, drink, color:
Chicken alfredo using angel hair pasta, pink lemonade, midnight blue or royal blue depending on the day
Favorite book, movie, show:
Emperor Mage (Tamora Pierce)- Magic? Politics? Girl totally owning her anger? Questioning of viewpoints? Yes please!
Summer Wars- FEELS EVERYWHERE. Also adorable badass bunny.
Kamen Rider OOO- FRIENDSHIP and FEELS and DESIRE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BAD.
Least favorite book, movie, show:
The Responsible Self (H. Niebuhr)- Oh geez I had to read this for a class and he takes FOREVER to get to his point and the teacher had a total obsession with this and 40% of our final grade was an essay over this and just. NO. I mean, I liked the points in it, but I just feel it wasn’t delivered well and I resent feeling like I had to agree with it to pass one of my courses.
The Last Airbender- WHY DO YOU EXIST.
Eureka- Started out good, and Ferguson has a beautiful character arc, but after a while I felt like they were using time travel and reset buttons way too much and it dragged.
wait i am confused i thought all of daenerys’ khalasar besides that one guy who was with her while she met with the spicemerchant were killed while at xaro xhoan daxos’.
but then after she gets her dragons back she has a bunch of people following her orders??? did she like, scare his servants or whatever into helping her?
“Just because I pay you for your services doesn’t diminish our friendship.”
Like, I’ve been seeing this happen. She’s drawing away from her dad. I thought she was drawing form her mom too, but I think Tami actually honestly talking to her instead of just jumping into protectiveness curbed that a little.
But Coach Taylor is still impulsively controlling-protecting, and you can see Julie pushing against that and moving away from him. I feel like part of the problem is that Coach just is so unaware of the extent of the football culture within the high school- neither of Julie’s parents really asked her why she was so upset (in general to them, but to viewers we know it was at Matt/that situation) for a while, which we know was because of the rally girl thing. Tami is aware of it, but I don’t think she registers any of it as a problem until someone feels coerced into things? Or maybe she feels like Julie would be more immune to it, considering that her dad is the coach.
But idk. I’m seeing a lot of myself and my own distancing from my fam in Julie right now. Hopefully they all can come back together though, and Coach doesn’t do anything to make her afraid to actually do what she wants.