Anonymous:
what are your thoughts on Freddie from FDTD

theongreyjoy:

freddie is so important

Like look

fIRST OF ALL, the character on paper is typical. OHHH ITS A COP WHO WANTS VENGEANCE FOR HIS DEAD PARTNER HOW BORING. but actually naw, not boring, because look at what is going on here.

- Freddie is a man of color, whose story was thrown into orbit when his old white male partner died. A white guy was fridged to give his character character development. So this man of color (who is occupying a character trop/trope almost exclusively reserved for white dudes) is on a journey that was sparked by fridging a white dude. bANGIN. Hes also one of two OCs in the FDTD series so far and hes a POC . Like “oh man, we are really missing something here, the story that this is based on mesoamerican culture this story needs complex interesting brown people lETS GO”.

- Freddie’s existence is PERFECT because like, you have these two brothers who you are supposed to sympathize with as leads, but also Freddie reminds us that these dudes are not the heroes of the story. Freddie is a hero. a FLAWED hero who ran away from his family for revenge, but hes also a ranger who deeply cares about justice and protecting the innocent. The gecko brothers are none of those things. Freddie being at odds with the brothers and constantly arriving in the wake of their destruction is constantly shining a light on the fact that they are anti heroes/villain protagonists and that their actions have real human consequences. Freddie’s existence makes this a pretty special show IMO, because it forces you to constantly be aware of the fact that your faves, regardless of the attention they get, are not the good guys. Typically supernatural fantasies with morally grey leads ultimately leave no room for debate in that department. You are supposed to forget about their murder and havoc. Freddie makes this impossible to forget. He’s a walking consequence. 

- HIS STORY IS GOING TO BE SO INTERESTING RIGHT LIKE DON’T TELL ME THAT “FOLLOWING THE BROTHERS TO THE GATES OF HELL” ISN’T A DIRECT FUCKING FORESHADOWING TO WHERE THIS GUY IS GOING. THIS RANGER IS GONNA BE ON THEIR BROTHERS TRAIL TO THE END, AS A FRIEND OR FOE. HES GONNA PLAY A ROLE IN THE STORY OF THE BROTHERS TRICKING THE GODS. HES GONNA BE THE X FACTOR IN THIS LEGEND. HES THE THING THE GODS DIDN’T EXPECT.  

freddie is perfect plzzz

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charmed appreciation week • day five: favourite power

lissabt:

My two (two!) pieces for the "Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and Sailor Senshi"gallery show, happening THIS SATURDAY (that’s tomorrow!) at Q-Pop in lovely downtown Los Angeles! The art i’ve already seen for this show looks AMAZING and i’m super pumped to be part of it along with many talented pals and talented potential-future-pals.

In which I am Wil Wheaton. x

Sebastian Stan at the 'Iron Man 3' Premiere in Los Angeles.

sailorsenshiharuka:

what if age of ultron is like introducing wanda and pietro and it’s like

"the maximoff twins are mu[cut to another scene]"

and then later there’s a fighting and someone goes

"oh god she’s a m[LOUD EXPLOSIONS]"

and then in the aftermath someone’s like

"so you guys are [CAR HORN]ts huh?"

and it just keeps going through the whole movie

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