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huh so i’ve been giffing PR a lot lately (CMON PACRIMATHON START ALREADY) and BACK TO COLORS BUT
raleigh starts off with warm beige-y colors and after he meets mako he starts goin around in blue (and by the end with mako’s escape pod’s green tracking liquid they’ve more or less merged)
the russians are in this muted camo/military green, the triplets & their posse are just red ALL OVER THE PLACE (which again i wanna emphasize as them being THE HEART OF THE MOTHERFUCKING HONG KONG SHATTERDOME)
okay but PENTECOST
whenever pentecost is in a scene with a focus on someone else, he sort of melds and fits into it!! which makes sense considering his line at the end about taking nothing into the drift— he takes nothing into someone else’s drift, he takes nothing into someone else’s scene
but in his solo scenes and shots where the focus is ALL ON HIM, they’re all fucking DRENCHED in yellow and not just any old yellow but like this MAJESTIC SHINING YELLOW
see: meeting mako, scene in the office after m & r almost kill everyone, TODAY WE ARE CANCELING THE APOCALYPSE
so it’s a bit heavyhanded but there’s a really strong stacker = sun metaphor in PR
and extending this star metaphor to its logical conclusion, right before he and chuck self destruct, the conn-pod is all red (heart!!) but you could draw parallels to the eventual death of a star the size and brightness of our sun wherein it becomes a red giant and then a white dwarf. white dwarfs are usually too low-mass to explode, but give it a companion star (SUP CHUCK) and you get a supernova
tl;dr stacker pentecost is a drawn-out metaphor for a star system and chuck is super dead
ETA; also pentecost, like how do people usually draw stars? with FIVE POINTS
Oh my God.
YES GOOD. Also (dovetailing strongly with the knight in shining armour & sun imagery), Pentecost is of course a religious feast & celebration, and the character’s first appearance in the film (chronologically speaking) is with a huge freaking halo/sun disk behind him — sure it’s entirely wee Mako’s POV, but STILL… Years later he’s ostracized by the authorities for the very thing that has and will save humanity!
Then he leads the resistance whereby his own societally frowned-upon but utterly ingenious finagling he ensures that every worker in that Shatterdome gets fed in such apocalyptic times, and fed WELL for that matter "wow I haven’t seen bread in a while…"
Then he goes out in a literal blaze of self-sacrificing glory!
also? there’s an old military saying that you don’t just defeat your enemies, you "STACK them like cordwood."
My film speak is mad rusty, but if I gotta break it down I got "Über Badass Enemy-Defeating Holy Feast Saint Star" :D
Merry and Pippin are definitely Drift Compatible.
Their Jaeger is named Second Breakfast.
"This country" is the United States of America. It didn’t exist before white people came here and founded the land as a nation. It was a dirt-living, savage, primitive civilization. Now Indians are running casinos. No more dirt-living for them.
Savage and primitive, eh?
Who domesticated corn, beans, squash, pumpkin, pineapple, peanuts, up to 3,000 varieties of potatoes (including sweet potatoes), chili, chocolate, vanilla, bell peppers, quinoa, cashews, pecans, artichokes, strawberries, cranberries, zucchini, paprika, allspice, and literally 60% of the crops the rest of the world eats?
Who invented diapers? (Hint: It was the Inca.) Who built the first ever observatory? (Hint: It was the Arapaho on Medicine Mountain.) Who had running water before Rome did? (It was Tenochtitlan.) Who had embalming before the Egyptians did? (It was the Chinchoro.) Who had compasses before the Chinese did? (It was the Olmec.) Who had convection ovens before the convection oven was even “invented”? (It was the Wampanoag.) Who invented the 365 day calendar? (It was the Maya.) Who knew there was a black hole in the middle of the Big Dipper thousands of years before NASA did? (It was the Lakota.) Who knew the earth moved around the sun while the Catholic church still taught that the sun moved around the earth, and made it illegal to teach otherwise? (It was…well, all of us, actually. Oops.)
Who was it who came to this continent and didn’t know that drinking out of the water you just shat in is going to give you cholera? Who was it who literally banned bathing, calling it “unspiritual” and “promiscuous” and even arresting people caught bathing in select states?
But, hey, good on your people for liberating us from our filthy existence and all that… We sure would be lost without you…
White people went so far as to arrest people caught bathing? Oh boy.
I’m laughing so hard! White people actually think the Europeans were more advanced than the pre-Columbian American civilizations. The only reason the Europeans took over is because:
1.) They go lucky that they had disease on their side.
2.) They had superior weapons, which they fashioned through gunpowder: a technology they basically got from the Chinese.
Yeah, I went there!
Europeans actually STOLE the gunpowder weapon designs from the Chinese, there was no “sharing” of knowledge. If I remember correctly, China ain’t think too much of the Europeans either. They tolerated them out of courtesy and respect that comes with recognizing another sovereign power.
In fact, none of the older civilizations did. Somehow y’all wound up on top via savagery, foreign diseases from your questionable ass hygiene habits, and forging weapons whose designs you basically stole from other cultures.
Y’all would still be scratching in the dirt marveling at fire if it weren’t for the pre-Colombian Native civilizations and every other civilization you bulldozed over and pillaged from.
I can’t believe some white folks really fix their mouths to even say some shit like “You would be helpless without white people.”
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