To my Wolf 359 people: I think I finally got someone to start listening to the podcast! Here's the pitch I used.
Wolf 359 is a podcast. It looks like a comedy at first glance.
This is deception!
It's still very funny, make no mistake. But also: drama, tragedy, horror, the best "man with a cigar" type villian I have ever experienced, death, monsters made of plants, the best AI ever, a harpoon, and the greatest scourge of a board game ever created.
Hello friends!! I'm back!
First I'd like to say how much I've missed you all and how much I've missed being here. And thank you all for all the caring asks! You guys are all so sweet, and I'm so happy to be back!! <33
It is SO INTERESTING to watch Sonic's progression understanding exactly what happened when he hit the prism throughout the first chunk of Sonic Prime.
First, Sonic doesn't even remember what happened or how he was involved. He first remembers the prism's existence and Eggman's goals with it, and assumes Eggman somehow figured out how to use the prism and took over like he always dreamed.
Then by the end of episode 3 Sonic fully remembers what happened—he smashed the prism. And he sees a chunk of it now in front of him. Nine, as he's figuring out what Sonic is talking about, infers that there's more shards. However, Sonic doesn't seem to assume this to mean there are other worlds with those shards (perhaps he assumes the shards are all within the New Yoke world somewhere, and the Council has just found one). Sonic seems to think here that smashing the prism changed his current word into a single new reality—one where Eggman rules. He also seems to think his New Yoke friends are his original friends, but changed somehow (remember his response when Nine told him to grab the shard? "No. You—! H-he—! The original you told me not to touch it!" At this point, Sonic doesn't know how to differentiate them.)
It isn't until Sonic is zapped to the Jungle shatterspace and meets his alternate friends there that he realizes there is actually more than one alternate Green Hill. He discovers another piece of the shard, which has created its own version of his home. This understanding is reinforced during his time in the pirate verse when he hears of the shard connected to that world. And throughout this part of the story, Sonic regularly talks about going home, returning home, etc. He seems to think that these alternate worlds exist parallel to his own original one. He catches on that these alternate friends are not his original-friends-but-changed; rather, they are separate entities that mirror his own friends in various ways. Now it appears that Sonic thinks his actual friends are elsewhere, still in their original world, waiting to be found.
THEN, at the end of episode 8, Sonic gets sent to the void where Shadow is. Sonic hasn't seen any other Shadows at this point, but because he doesn't know about Shadow's chaos control that helped him escape the prism-shatter effects, he has no reason not to think this Shadow is an alternate version. (While Sonic has been seeing Shadow in glimpses while running around, he hasn't fully understood what he was seeing. In fact, Sonic may not even remember those occurrences at all.) Sonic therefore (basically) tells Shadow to leave him alone, saying "I just wanna go home."
And then Shadow brutally adds a new level of understanding:
"Home? 'Home' doesn't exist anymore... because of you!!"
When we eventually get episode 9, I think Sonic is going to experience a whole new paradigm shift where he finally gets what actually, truly happened to reality when he hit that prism.
He didn't just alter the timeline.
He didn't create a bunch of parallel universes alongside his own.
Sonic broke his world. He shattered it like a mirror, making it splinter into a bunch of separate universes where none are the original. Like Shadow says, Sonic's world doesn't exist anymore. It's gone. And along with it, Sonic's friends are gone too. We as the audience have inferred this, but up until now, Sonic has not. Now that Shadow is here, this realization is going to hit Sonic all at once.
And when Sonic realizes this is what he's actually done, I think it's going to break him a little.
Just saw your amphibia post and I think your tags kinda describe why I couldn't stick with it. Ppl kept talking about it like gravity falls, owl house, and infinity train, but all of those shows manage to make the eps that don't directly move the plot be the eps that develop the characters. I felt like amph was stagnant on the episodic side while hinting at a serial side that was never fully realized. (I've seen most of s1) -L✨
yeaaah i mean i think its a cute show i dont want people to think i Dislike it but it was not at All what i have seen it described as online. cuz yeah ive seen people lump it in with those other shows (which i have watched and love), but those other shows are Heavily serialized whereas amphibia is very episodic with a general plot that it vaguely follows and sometimes devotes episodes to, but not often. and when it does its over too fast bc of the short run time and we're back to wacky adventure of the week episodes with like.... barely any reflection on the deeper stuff thats happening (specifically post true colors)
and thats not necessarily a bad thing!! episodic shows work in their own right. but in amphibias case it feels caught between both, not really sure what it wants to be, and focuses more on episodic story telling while giving a rare plot centric episode, which impacts the pacing and makes it feel like theyre not devoting enough time to the plot, when i dont think the plot was ever really the goal of the show to begin with. and if it Was then they definitely made some... interesting decisions...
ok theres no way we're gonna actually write this one so . mailee biac au
wow. our baby
ok so im sure you dont expect me to come up with anything we haven't already talked about. so to anyone reading this, this creation is equal parts me and shosh.
the mailee but im a cheerleader au:
so here’s our cast: ty lee is megan. mai is graham. other participants are sokka (clayton), azula (sinead), haru (the one who isn’t actually gay), toph (she’s not really any specific character), theo (likewise), and zuko (zuko).
the rest of the cast are: aunt wu as mary, kuei as rupaul, wu as rock, piandao and jeong jeong as lloyd and larry, jet as that guy who lives with them, suki as the girl who hits on ty lee at the cocksucker.
aang and katara aren’t there im sorry
one part that’s important is that the reason sokka is there is that he lives with pakku. this hc came from this post
ty lee is a cheerleader (as the title suggests), and she lives with her mom and sisters and has a boyfriend (chan). she is not aware of the fact that she’s a lesbian, the rest of them notice, they send her to conversion therapy.
oh i just remembered. we’re going to ignore the fact that there’s one lok character here. he’s just so good for the role. also we’re ignoring the fact that he and kuei are technically related that’s not the case here
azula and zuko are both there bc theyre both gay ofc. azula says shes there to make sure zuko doesnt fuck up
sokka is really tired of having to remind everyone he’s actually bi
ok so we tried thinking about what their roots would be and i have two great quotes here from shosh: a) zukos root is that azula is better than him at everything and emasculated him and azulas root is that shes better than zuko at everything and emasculated him. b) sokka could be like "it's because i did too much painting as a kid" and aunt wu is like "no we discussed this it's because of your absent father and--" and sokkas like "hahhahaa no we dont have to talk abt that!!!”
so anyway the plot is pretty much the same as the movie with some exceptions (two main ones are that none of them are christians and that sokka’s part is going to be significantly bigger than clayton’s). mai and ty lee fall in love, azula is jealous, she tells on them and ty lee has to leave, ty lee runs away to the ex ex gays where she meets zuko (who had previously been kicked out for getting caught with sokka, and is wearing this outfit). they go back for mai and sokka (they leave azula there. love her but it’s so funny). ty lee convinces mai to go with her and they live happily ever after
send me an au and i’ll give you 5+ headcanons about it