Obsessed with too many things.
More shy on the internet than
in reality. I have no idea how to hold
a proper conversation. Lazy as fuck and swear too often. Want to know something about me? Ask me.
But please DO NOT send me chains.
I really don't like doing these.
Love you all sweethearts!
This is Japan in a nutshell. Forget all the crazy stuff with the weird tv programs and the cosplaying—that’s just the outer shell that gets attention because it’s unusual. This, this is the beauty of the country. I’ve had little grandmothers chase me down because I dropped my shinkansen tickets. In amusement parks, the attendants do their upmost to get lost items (usually cardigans or kids’ shoes) back to the owners—before the owners even realize they’d lost said item(s). I’ve had complete strangers not only give my thorough directions but have offered to drive me to the place I needed to go.
It is so, so, so hard to go back to the States after you get the J-treatment. I mean, Japan has its downside (“What is this madness you call pizza???”), but the general attitudes of everyone—even the so-called hardcore yankees (two of whom who, on a blazing summer day, helped me find one of my schools when I was heinously lost in the labyrinth that is the neighborhood in which said school is located)—is the epitome of the mindset that I wish everyone would adopt. Because yelling at people gets you nowhere. And being able to empathize with people kinda helps make this country a really nice place to live in.
Okay, I don’t usually add on to posts, but let me tell you a story.
Back in 2008 I traveled to Japan with my high school, and because it was the 20 year anniversary of our “sister city” partnership, the mayor of our sister city paid for our entire group to go to Tokyo Disney Sea. We were all elated, got in when the park opened, rushed to do everything we could.
Well, there’s a little ride near the front of their Tomorrowland where you ride around on a little rollercoaster-style pod. Kind of like bumper cars meets the disney tea cup ride but it’s also in water. It’s wicked fun and even though it was November, my friends and I were all willing to go on. One of my friends was wearing a scarf her host family had knitted for her, and on one of the turns of the ride, it flew off her neck and we watched in horror as it drifted across the water and got sucked under another pod carrying people.
We get to the end of the ride and explain to the attendants what happened, and as soon as she lets slip it’s from family, they all but rocket into action. They shut down the whole ride, and not only did they get the scarf out of the machinery, they blow-dried it for us so she could wear it again. It was freaking remarkable.
People in Japan are hella nice, yo. It meant a lot then, and even 5 years later, it still means a lot now.
Japan is so densely packed with people, that if they had american attitudes a civil war would erupt.
So that’s it? Now they just stop looking for baby Melody because she grows up to be River/Mels? They’re fine with that- with the fact that they don’t get to raise their daughter? Fuck this.
No, they’re not fine. Why would you assume they’re fine? The Wedding of River Song proved that Amy most definitely is not alright with any of this.
But they can’t do anything about it anymore. The little girl in Florida was Melody, their timelines interwoven in her childhood in a way which makes bringing their baby home impossible. Mels was Melody, once again, a constant in Amy’s and Rory’s history which they can’t just erase. It’s fixed, interlocked.
There was a hope there, that they would be able to find Melody earlier, but Berlin dashed it. This is how they get Melody back, not a baby shortly after Demon’s Run, not a child after what happened in America. But a grown woman whose youth they got to experience, never knowing just who she was to them.
"You took my baby from me and hurt her. And now she’s all grown up and she’s fine, but I’ll never see my baby again."
They stop looking, but not because they don’t grieve what they lost. It’s because they have no option of ever regaining it.
what if there was a show where every character was gay and you had the token straight guy character who acted really stereotypical and was into cars beers and women and everyone was like OH STRAIGHT LARRY YOU’RE SO FUNNY AND STRAIGHT