Ultraman Max is the tokusatsu show we deserve.
People Playing With Clouds And Forced Perspective
Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf
If you’re not already excited about Rob Cantor you will be now.
You know sometimes the way the news is lately leaves me feeling a little hopeless, but then something like this comes along and my wonder and delight in humanity is restored a smidge.
Uaaah okay now I have to do a feelings post on these three darlings.
Mabel, Grenda, and Candy are the most adorable little girls ever on TV and I’m so glad they exist as sympathetic characters instead of ‘weirdos’.
Grenda is big and butch and has a lizard, all of which are very taboo traits for a young girl to have, and the writing does show that she is bullied for these things.
Candy is shown as obviously foreign, probably having learned english as a second language, and shows an interesting and unusual train of thought - trying out things in a junior science kind of way.
Both these characters would probably have been scripted as unsympathetic on any other show, but they aren’t. They become Mabel’s friends within the first two minutes of showing up.
And the way Mabel reacts to them.. just.. “I’ve found my people”. She recognizes them as kindred spirits and tries to win a competition for THEIR SAKE.
It’s just a really good, sweet portrayal of girl friendships.
I prolly cried a bit.
"Gambian Spotted-eye Flower Mantis" (Pseudoharpax virescens)
…a species of Hymenopodid mantis (Hymenopididae) which is native to Western, Central and Eastern Africa. P. virescens has two distinct subspecies which are separated by range: P. v. centralis which occurs in central and eastern Africa, and P. v. virescenswhich occurs in western and central Africa.
Like other mantids in the family Hymenopodidae P. virescens are noted flower mimics, and will use this mimicry to ambush a range of flying insects on flowers.
Lunch at Red Lobster was Wood-Grilled Shrimp skewers over wild rice with broccoli.
And guess what?
I DIDNT HAVE ANY OF THE CHEDDAR BISCUITS BECAUSE I AM A BADASS WHO MADE THE DECISION NOT TO AND THEN STUCK WITH IT
That’s a pretty huge deal for me. I can throw back 5-6 throughout an entire meal.
I am the champion.