I’m better than all y’all.
Case in point: Today I had tacos for lunch.
And BOOM! goes the dynamite.
This post inspired me to have tacos for lunch today.
I think I’m officially part of the Better Than Y’all club.
I had tacos too. What dark sorcery is this?!
Sometimes. Just sometimes you love someone so much and you cant be with them you are in a box avalanche of feels.
You can read it here, because it’s way too long to post on Tumblr. (Link will open in new window.)
I’m trying to open up about myself. It’s harder than I thought it would be, and I spent hours re-typing that blog entry because I kept trying to beat around the bush or cover up what I wanted to say with jokes.
I really don’t get why this is so stressful for me.
DAY FIVE: Favorite Female Character On A Male Driven Show
30 Day Female Character Challenge
Breaking Bad was a show that I knew quite a lot about going in. I had seen certain scenes on the internet and had read a lot of the in-depth criticism, so I entered with three major impressions: 1) Walter White is an everyman who gradually succumbs to the moral decay of living outside the law, 2) there are a lot of dramatic discussions in the desert between bald people wearing hats, and 3) Skyler White is a terrible bitch who no one likes.
It’s probably a good thing that I entered into the show with these expectations, because Breaking Bad is a show that thrives on taking what the audience expects, and throwing it out the window. In the first few episodes, I was right in my assumptions. Walt is a compelling, sympathetic everyman, driven by circumstance and wrestling with his own conscience, and Skylar is obtuse and mistrustful and often frustrating in her role as obstacle that Walt must maneuver around in order to get to the fun parts of the plot. But in episode 5, Walter chooses to continue selling drugs rather than take a very lucrative job offer from a friend for the sake of his pride, and in episode 6 his actions claim their first innocent victim in Hugo, a man whose livelihood and freedom Walter sacrifices for his own without a second thought. And it starts to become clear that the show you thought you were watching isn’t the show you were actually watching at all. Though there are a lot of dramatic discussions in the desert between bald people wearing hats.
And yet, some assholes are still stuck looking at Skyler like she’s the “stop having fun guys” wife, like she’s the buzzkill keeping Walt from going on fun, consequence-free crime romps with Jesse. Breaking Bad is not a show without consequences, Breaking Bad is Terrible Consequences: The Show. Skyler is the only thing keeping Walt from careening himself, and the entire White family, off a cliff, and she does it with sheer force of will and phenomenal sacrifice. This means lying, and manipulating, and using whatever weapons are available to her – yes, sometimes, even sexual ones – and while Walt can watch a girl die and poison a child and still be unconditionally loved by the fandom, Skyler faces moral outrage from the fandom every time she opens her mouth.
You wanted to watch a series about a smart, capable everyman pulled into a life of crime by circumstances outside their control, struggling to protect their family and walk the line between being a successful criminal and not losing their soul? Congrats, you have that series, and your protagonist is Skyler.
I chose Skyler for this category because more than any other character I could think of, her life is driven by, dominated by men and their choices, and a less capable show wouldn’t have even though to question that. But Skyler is placed in one of the worst positions I could ever imagine being in by her husband and she fights him every step of the way, and if that makes her a bitch that makes you an idiot too dense to understand the show you are watching.