'You could've taken anyone!’ said Ron in disbelief over dinner. ‘Anyone! And you chose Loony Lovegood?’
'Don't call her that, Ron,' snapped Ginny, pausing behind Harry on her way to join friends. 'I'm really glad you're taking her, Harry, she's so excited.'
as always, who is sentimental about their friendship? Not me, of course
"The Third Task," Goblet of Fire
I love Fleur Delacour, okay? See the boy. Want the boy. GET THE BOY. KEEP THE BOY FOREVER AND DON’T CARE IF THE BOY GETS MAULED BY A WEREWOLF.
So I work at a pet hospital, and we got a sick chameleon today that we had to treat. Needless to say we got a little attached to her and named her Susan. Her pillow was a cotton ball, her blankets were gauze squares and her head-warmer was a top of a glove filled with water. :)
The Teddy Bear Museum 那須 テディベア · ミュージアム Nasu
"Located in the town of Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, this small museum offers one of the largest and most exotic collections of the world. At the entrance a huge talker Teddy welcomes visitors and enables step for this curious collection. In the quarter we find old teddy bears and more current versions who dress like Indiana Jones or Batman. One of the most prized possessions of the museum is the Teddy Edward collection, based on the books of Patrick and Mollie Mathews and featuring teddy trips to locations around the world.
The second floor of the exhibition features the huge Nekobasu (ネコバス), who welcomes us willing to take that dream world. The exhibition includes material on "Tonari no Totoro" (となりのトトロ), but the real star is only a few steps away. A huge stuffed Totoro (almost 3 meters high) that expects us to be embraced and perpetuate the moment with a photograph (umbrella borne by the museum). It is then that one would like to be small again and recover from a kick all the magic.
The details are everywhere. The Makurokurosuke, soot sprites that appear at the beginning of the film, hanging from the ceiling of the second floor and another version of Nekobasu invites large and small to get on him to embark on a magical journey. The essence lies in the forest where Totoro is concentrated in this small museum, located just a few kilometers north of Tokyo. Isn’t it beautiful?”
(I google translated and edited this article because i thought it was pretty great :D )
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this was the best filler episode of all time.
the atla fillers were so good half the time i didn’t even realize they were fillers
they arent even filler, theres only 3 episodes in the entirety of A:TLA that could be removed without sacrificing something important
This isthe last episode before the double chapter finale. This is literally a recap of everything that has happened in the series up to that point and they managed to make it entertaining and funny.
No, see, it’s not even JUST that it’s entertaining and funny. It is, definitely, but this episode is an excellent example of juxtaposition. The play makes light of some extremely serious moments. Zuko’s betrayal of his uncle? Yue’s death? These moments are some of the most heart-wrenching in the series, and the playwrights put comedy lines in them. During the siege of Ba Sing Se, which was nerve-wracking enough to be the climax of the second book, the audience is basically falling asleep.
Also, there’s the fact that Yue’s sacrifice, which was made because of the destructive actions of a Fire Nation military leader, is written off as “important moon duties”. The Fire Nation subtly erases their involvement in the issues the characters are facing when they can, which is interesting to say the least.
I think one of the things this episode does best is that it addresses the fears and regrets of the characters. The most obvious examples, of course, are Aang’s insecurity about his relationship with Katara, and Zuko’s fear that he’s hurt his relationship with his uncle beyond repair.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. Because those first two things? Those are the blatantly obvious ones, thrown in your face, but the last five or ten minutes of the play is when things get serious. There’s a definite change in tone- the only really comedic moment in the “future” portion is this gifset, which depicts Zuko’s death. Think about that a minute.
This scene addresses lot of the fears that the Gaang are facing going into the final battle. Because guess what? The play depicts all of them dying. And the crowd cheers, because the Fire Nation has won, blah blah blah- but the Gaang, of course, is collectively horrified, because while Zuko’s death is kind of funny to us and the audience due to the play’s oversimplification of his character (“HONOOOOOR!!!11!1!!!”), his death- in a to-the-death battle with his sister, no less- is an actual thing that could happen in the next few episodes. Aang’s death, which is also depicted in the play, is also a very likely possible outcome of the final battle.
Yes, this episode was absolutely hilarious, but that’s not the only reason I have saved it on my DVR for years and years.