Michael and Janet as Kamen Rider Zero-One and Izu. This is my favorite one to date, this painting has more easter eggs in it than any other painting in this series so far!
rewatching the good place and Realising Things:
didn't even get to talk about the episode 3, about all the angst, about what the hell were the last two seconds...
John being gay and... well, being John is making him quite a stereotype, not sure if it's a really bad stereotype because John is supposed to become a better person, but like, he is kinda stereotypical? how do i make sence of what i am saying
Eleanor on the other hand, i don't remember if she is canonically bi but she is like... the embodiment of bi experience to me
Brent: oh hey girl
Good Janet: not a girl!
Brent: whatever, i'll ask that one. Hey you, girl...
Bad Janet: *texting*
Brent: Hey, I am talking to you! You're the girl, right?
Bad Janet: ugh, i'm none of your busyness you dumb butt
Brent: everyone is so offended these days. This one looks neutral! Hey girl!
Neutral Janet: End of conversation.
Brent: But gir-
Neutral Janet: End. Of. Conversation.
"<span id="_mce_caret" data-mce-bogus="1" data-mce-type="format-caret">This is a job for a human - one who's tough, but also empathetic, and has a big heart and a world-class bullshirt detector. You think you can't do this? Eleanor... You're the only one who can do this."</span>
silmarillion: is silmarillion
me, nervously shoving bodies of elves under the sofa: haha! everyone should be happy! dark lords more like dork lords! let's just relax and enjoy shiny things and long hair haha
the good place: is comedy
me: okay but there is so many feelings you can feel about it. in this essay i will
let's talk about how The Good Place treats ist characters
because the first thing we know about Eleanor is that she is an asshole. not a loveable one, just an asshole. a relatable one, maybe, but still...
and then we are all rooting for her and watching her change for the better, without all the "I am not who I was before" speeches and without drastic changes in her personality. it takes time and effort, but she is willing to change because of people she cares about, and that's it. she is supposed to overcome her egoism, but her character and audacity is not going anywhere: in fact, this is what makes her a leader of the group. her ability to stand up against angels and demons, look them right in the eye and say "we are doing things my way, not yours!" is something the humans really need in difficult situations.
and then her memory gets erased over and over, but the character development is never lost. she learns the same things in different ways, and we are learning more about her and never get tired of rooting for her. even thought she is presented as an asshole from the very beginning and doesn't change drastically, we learn along with Eleanor who she is and what she's capable of. and that's really cool.