2021.09.19 07:01 Jad-Doggy (Spoilers for the 2021 WOTFI) A short rant about the unfortunate demise of a certain character
TL;DR for those who don't want to read some kid's poorly written rant: Axol's death was extremely pointless and marked a questionable end to an objectively poorly written character.
First, I want to say that Axol is (was... ) one of my top three favorite characters in the entire SMG4 universe. I have been watching SMG4 for well over 6 years and although many "older fans" frown upon the new, modern style of SMG4, I welcomed Axol and many of the new characters with open arms.
Axol was an objectively poorly written. From his first appearance in the Anime Arc until, really, his death, Axol has served as a device to move the plot along.... and that's it. Typically this would not be an issue, (after all, minor characters are created to progress the plot of a story) but at a time where SMG4 really started to knuckle down on more elaborate story telling, intricate characterization, and long story arcs, it feels that Axol was the character of choice to move the stories along, which resulted him in him being a rather one dimensional character. When Axol was not needed to progress a story, he was absent and when he was needed, he either served as a tool to the more prominent character (like when he is needed to draw a useful anime character) or was devised to be a villain/red herring villain.
And all of that is a darn shame! Axol (to me, at least) was one of the most interesting characters in terms of his character design, personality, and abilities. It would have been fun to see a story where Axol could have taken the lead and where the audience could have really divulged into what could have been an intricate and interesting character but.... no. He served his purposes and then died.
Other characters, such as Meggy and SMG3 had received stories developed them as characters, having them grow and learn, and I think that it is quite a shame we did not get to experience this with Axol.
Axol died... but did he have to? Yes, and no. Mostly no (we will get to the yes later). To me, Axol's death felt like an attempt to bring the same emotion that Desti's death brought way back during the Anime Arc except... it didn't. Like many of you, I knew there was a pretty high chance Axol died during the final battle so rather than evoking a raw feeling of shock, as with Desti, Axol's death evoked a more mundane "oh boy yet another death.... definitely didn't see that one coming." The plot of the arc could have stayed relatively the same had Axol not died, and I think it could have been fascinating and more emotionally impactful to see Axol have conflict with Zero inside his body, with Melony to aid him by his side. Really, Axol's death was just a plot point to end the fact that Axol's body was used as a plot device to give the real bad guy a tangible form. He served as a catalyst for the bad guy and had no personality or free will of his own.... so why was he the one that had to suffer?
This leads me to the really strange relationship between Melony and Axol. It is pretty clear, from a characterization point of view, that Melony serves as Axol's MacGuffin which is, put simply, a person or thing that is necessary to motivate a character (in this case, Axol), and is largely unimportant by itself. Axol makes it abundantly clear that his main goal in life is to make Melony notice him and to make her his girlfriend and he achieves this goal!... about 3 seconds before he dies.
So here we have the MacGuffin (MacMelony? MelGuffin?) all alone. Its like the Ring without the Fellowship or Death Star plans without a Republic.
Does that mean that Melony is now useless? unless........
Axol had to die. Wait but you literally just said.... I said "yes, and no." oh. Perhaps Axol's death was meant to bring along proper Melony characterization. Perhaps Axol needed to die to develop Melony, just as Desti's death developed Meggy into the prominent character she is today. If this is the case,
1) Great! If you are a Melony simp, (or as I call them, melonheads) you can celebrate the inevitable slew of Melony content ahead
2) Great! This just means that, in the end, Axol's purpose as a character was merely to progress a plot point (in this case, another character) along, which, as I said, poor character writing.
Point is, Axol had to die if it meant progressing Melony as a character. But again, that's kinda lame.
What I want to see in the future as the result of all this.
1) Axol to come back. It is unlikely, (I mean, Desti didn't come back and I know for a fact that people really, really wanted her to) but having Axol come back will allow for him to receive the proper character development that he deserves.
2) Melony to inherent the Inkweaver and its powers. If Axol does not come back, it would be cool to see Melony take up the mantle and continue Axol's insane weebery. We are already hinted at this at the end with Melony finishing Two Piece, and I think it would be a nice homage to her fallen friend.
Idk. Maybe I'm just salty that Axol died. I think I knew deep down that he would, but I'm just sad to see him go before he could really build himself as a strong character. Rip Axol, you will be missed.
I do want to mention that I did not write this rant to hurt SMG4 or any of the production crew. These are merely my own observations and opinions so if you disagree with me, that is totally fine. I love SMG4 and the crew and am excited to keep watching them in the years ahead.
Feel free to point out why I am a dumbo and am wrong. idc
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2021.09.19 07:01 WrestlingGuru2021 WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 All Trophies & Achievements List
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2021.09.19 07:01 CaasiHD New headphones - Mainly for FPS games.
I’m looking for new headphones for my pc, IM moving away from “gaming headphones” to more “studio headphones”. I currently have the wireless Arctis 7 and my mic is a blue yeti. I tried on the Audio Technica ATH-M50x and Beyerdynamic 990T/770T today and I really enjoyed the closed back headphones more than open back due to having lots of noise near my gaming setup currently.
I mostly play Valorant and Tarkov.
Any suggestions? Thank you!
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2021.09.19 07:01 Kaelarael *Trigger Warning* I just need to vent my fcked up childhood.
TLDR: Fucked up childhood, full of sexual abuse. It still haunts me, and I'm sick of being fucking depressed.
I got over it, I thought, from a young age. I thought I was fine to deal with it on my own and that it didn't fuck me up. But two suicide attempts later I am realizing how messed up I actually am. Can I even blame my childhood or is that a cheap cop-out when in reality I'm just a messed up person? I've never taken counseling or anything, and never really got all of this out to anyone, so I just want the release... My whole life it seems that I exist simply to be a sex object to men. Right before starting kindergarden, at five years old, my dad went to jail for beating my mom. It was at this point, as we were on the road to escape to another state, my mom a wreck in tears, that I felt it safe to tell her. That as far as I can remember, my earliest memories in fact, are of my dad sexually abusing me. What kind of fucked up person does that to a four-five year old? I am so stupid, I even keep thinking now, at 29, 'Did he even love me?' like it fucking matters when he was whipping out his cock and telling me to kiss it. My mom worked two jobs at the time, so was rarely home. I remember once my brother, who was about 10 at time, came out of his bedroom and caught us. He tried to stop my dad, and my dad beat him for it, and told me that's what would happen to me if I ever talked about it. My brother would stay in his room after that. He told me that it had been going on too long now, and that if I told my mom it would be my fault and she would be angry with me because I didn't mention it right away; it was too late to do anything about it. So I dealt with it, day after day. And after finally telling my mom in that car, throughout all of kindergarten I was having to miss school to attend CPS meetings and go to court to testify against my own father. Ultimately, after a year of having to relay everything over and over again, they deemed him innocent as it was my word versus his, and as there was no actual intercourse there was no proof on my body. Of course they divorced, and we got a restraining order, but in first grade he found us and kidnapped me. I was stupid and just happy to see my dad again. He tried to use me as leverage to make my mom come back to him. I remember being happy that he took me to a burger king and put one of those crowns on my head and called me his princess and told me to sit on his lap. I was oblivious, until the cops swarmed in. After that, a lot of my childhood was moving from state to state, constantly on the run as he found us over and over again, the restraining orders doing nothing. I remember every time I moved, I had to memorize the map around my school and where safe places to run would be if he found me again. It was traumatic and I fucking hate him for it. He went back to his first wife, and a few years ago I connected with my step-sister on facebook. She committed suicide recently, and I think it was because of him abusing her as well, though we never spoke of it. That whole half of the family wants me to see him again, as he is on his deathbed with cancer and asking for me in specific, out of all of his like ten kids. I can't help but wonder if I really was the only one he abused. I just want the cancer to kill him already; I can't face him nor forgive him. Ah. Second grade. We move in with my aunt and her two kids. As we moved around avoiding my dad, my aunt would join us, and my cousins came to be like siblings to me. The older, a son, 15 at the time, would often babysit the rest of us while the parents were away. Lo and behold, I left the frying pan and jumped into the fire. This cousin had a thing for knives and easy access to his dad's gun. In second grade he forced me to watch hardcore porn, would make me get naked and lay down with him (no intercourse) or pose for him. We lived in the country and once he tied me up naked to a tree near a cave and left me there overnight. If I threatened tattling on him, he wouldn't hesitate to cut me with a knife. That lasted a good five years, until he moved out. I was in junior high when he died in a car crash. I was on Xanga (for those younguns, that was like the first facebook, before myspace) and when I found out that he died and I posted something about relief and how people get what they deserve. My cousin, his sister, apparently showed the entire family this, and that whole part of the family shunned me after days of anger and yelling at me. (I never told anyone what he did, but my cousin knew.) I just tried to tell them that I wasn't sure how to cope with it, and I deleted the post. They didn't buy it, and I don't talk to them to this day. Well fuck. Junior high was nice and male-free. My mom found out that I was dating a girl, and totally freaked out on me and ended up having to take counseling herself to 'cope' with it. I remember when I found out that she was taking counseling for ~that~, I was so mad and resented her for it, as I never had such a luxury, though CPS had recommended it as a kid. My mom was never perfect, by the way, she had been through a tough life as well and sometimes her anger would get the best of her and she would hit me. When she found out I was dating a girl, it was one of those times. I was so scared as she swung at me over and over, but my older brother came to the rescue and stood between us, yelling at my mom to calm down. He took a few hits for me. Well all in all in the end it was too much to handle, so I went back to dating guys. High school. I'm dating a really nice guy. Actually, I'm not physically attracted to him !AT ALL! but he was so kind and made me feel safe. His family was super Christian, his dad a pastor. He was super talented on piano and played for his church. He reintroduced me to Christianity, which I had left behind years ago. He encouraged me to attend church with him every week, and we would study the bible together throughout the week. We never even kissed, and combined with his personality, I was almost positive that he we was a closeted homosexual. It was a perfect relationship for me, until he fucking turned into a monster, too. Alone at his house, his parents had just left, we were playing his xbox together. We had our first kiss, and things escalated too quickly. I pointedly kept trying to play the game, telling him that I just wanted to game. He said he wanted to sleep with me, and pressed it. I flatly said no several times, eventually saying that I think he should drive me home. That pissed him off, and he shoved me against the floor, his dogs suddenly yapping excitedly all around us. I shoved him off and kicked at him, but despite my struggling he was able to drag me to the nearby room, his parents room. I kicked him and hit at him and scratched him and yelled no, but he raped me on the floor next to the door. It was super quick, there was blood all over the place from my struggles. He stood up, told me to clean myself up, and drove me home. I didn't report it, I truly believed that no one would believe me, and I didn't want to go through court and all of that drama again. Luckily now I am in a long-term, mutual, wonderful relationship with my now-fiance, I've been with since I was 17, coming up on our 12 year anniversary. I should be happy, right? But I wake up so fucking depressed and sometimes, even when I am having sex with him, these images will come into my mind and just ruin everything for me. Sometimes I will go several months without such a thought, but the past haunts me, and that is putting it lightly. I have vivid nightmares that just bring everything back into reality, and sometimes my mind goes to this dark place, replaying these images and things that happened to me, a dark place that is near impossible to leave and the only escape seems to be to end my life. Whats even more, how fucked up am I, when I look at my beautiful nieces I cannot help but think about my dad, and would he have found them beautiful and abused them as well? When I look at any sweet young girl, I cannot help but imagine them going through the same abuse. I pray for them, that no little girl will have to go through that as well, but I cannot help but envision it. That's one of the darkest parts of all of this, honestly, how I cannot look a kid without thinking about it now. It doesn't effect anything other than my mind, I am their favorite aunt and I make it clear that they can always confide in me with anything, in hopes to prevent anything similar, but even as I am smiling and playing pillow-forts with them, I am thinking about my dad or cousin or general sexual abuse. What did I do to deserve all of this? Why is my entire existence cut down to a way to please men, and why the fuck can't I just shut these thoughts out?? AUGH. Well. Thanks to anyone that reads this looong thing. I just needed to vent. :(
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2021.09.19 07:01 sharewithme Word of The Hour: estranxeiro
2021.09.19 07:01 morningmoon44 Feeding guests in Hawaii
My fiancé and I are having a small-ish wedding in Oahu next year, approximately 25-35 guests. We are trying to keep costs down but I’m finding that our post-ceremony dinner is going to be insanely expensive. We budgeted $1500, but now I’m realizing that probably won’t happen with that amount of people. The restaurants I’ve inquired about will be about $2500-3500, not including alcohol.
Does anyone know of any reasonably priced group dining in Oahu, or have any other suggestions? We have talked about asking everyone to pay for their own dinner but personally I don’t like the idea. Asking them to come to Hawaii already feels like a lot. I would really like to be able to provide dinner and drinks to everyone if possible.
Thanks in advance!
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2021.09.19 07:01 MrWatermelon0 i agree
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2021.09.19 07:01 giovanni323 Important question
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2021.09.19 07:01 Unhappy_Beach_7065 TRD Supercharger
2021.09.19 07:01 Ill_Hope7508 Province [BC] appeals ruling that exempts new property tax [Luxury housing tax] on Musqueam-led [affordable] housing project
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2021.09.19 07:01 bdog1145 Because full what you wish for
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2021.09.19 07:01 arheilbrunn First attempt at building a world. Still working on the lore, but I'm pretty happy with how my map is at the moment :)
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2021.09.19 07:01 thirdman93 Nugs code for Wrigley
2021.09.19 07:01 leblumpfisfinito Ron DeSantis Was Right about Monoclonal-Antibody Therapy
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2021.09.19 07:01 Euro_African Court orders Limpopo education dept to devise workable plan for abolition of school pit toilets
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2021.09.19 07:01 NoStringsOnlyRope NoZeroDays/ Day 1.260
2021.09.19 07:01 sharewithme Word of The Hour: fremda
2021.09.19 07:01 still_alive11 how long does the noob boost last in 2021? when do likes start to die down for you after account creation?
some say the noob boost is about 24 hours, and recently i've heard it only lasts a couple of hours?
i've noticed that on new accounts i can get 5-10 matches within 1-2 hours. past the 2 hour mark, matches slow down to a halt
usually out of those 5-10 matches, only 2 or maybe 3 are real girls. average looking at best, occasionally attractive
assuming the noob boost only lasts 1-2 hours, why not make 5 tinder accounts every night around 6pm? let them sit for 2 hours so the noob boost runs its course and the initial matches come in
once the account is pretty much dead since the noob boost is over, selectively use your free swipes so you can get to the girls that liked you. then message them all and get them off the app and into your phone as soon as possible. once that's done, burn the accounts for the day and start all over with 5 more accounts tomorrow
depending on where you're buying your accounts and how you are sms verifying your profiles, it'll cost $100-200 a month to keep this going daily
i may try this, can people share their experience with the noob boost and how long they think it lasts?
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2021.09.19 07:01 socialistmajority Hong Kong Police monitored, searched and filmed a protest by the pro-democracy League of Social Democrats, who called for the release of detained democrats.
2021.09.19 07:01 TTFrost Moonstringer effectiveness visualized
I decided to run some tests in order to determine how much better this rod is compared to the others. By trying to catch the Pufferfish, which sometimes decides to be super chill by not making his ideal zone jump back and forth, I was able to be 100% accurate in these tests. The fishing was done in Mondstadt. Here are the results:
Windtangler: 15 seconds.
Moonstringer: 12 seconds.
So there you have it. Moonstringer is 20% better and can be used in any region.
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2021.09.19 07:01 clade-18 [NO SPOILERS] How did everyone get into the series ?
I remember playing black ops zombies with this guy I found on the ps communities and he used to stream and I remember watching once and he was playing the free first episode of LIS 1 and thought it looked dope. I just find it mad that if I never found that guy on communities, I’d probably have never got into the series
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2021.09.19 07:01 sharewithme Word of The Hour: estren
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2021.09.19 07:01 marquina96 Did you hear about this ? http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/blog/hear-secret-recordings-of-khatzumoto-speaking-japanese/