My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.
Real Life equivalent: the Mystery Shack
For those who don’t know, as my name implies I actually do live in Oregon. in fact i live less then an hour away from the real life equivalent of Mystery Shack. This place is known as “The House Of Mystery” in a little town called Gold Hill
On the Gravity Fall’s map of Oregon you will see in the left side is a town called Medford, well as you can see that is right there on the map.
The House of Mystery has been there for almost 80 years now. in a small town that makes my town look small, and didn’t even get marked on the upper map (i had to add it in personally.) and just like the show, no Oregonian goes there because we know its a tourist trap. But they have keeped in business this long so im happy for them.
as for where Gravity Falls in the map… there isnt much roadways to that part of Oregon, infact I don’t know of any towns in there. but its funny to note that that would make The Mystery Shack in Crook County (ha Crook, because yah…)
If you want I was thinking about makeing a day trip up there to record about the House of Mystery would you guys Like that, if so let me know in my message.
One last bit though: Mystory Shacks Address is 618, a reference to June 18, the birthday of Alex Hirsch and Ariel Hirsh. Alex who made this show and based it off him and his twin sister.
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Bully messes with karate champ. [video]
The source video is very, very worth watching. A few things to point out:
The young woman in the dark coat is continually trying to escape from the man. She has spoken to him, she’s pulled away, she’s even tried to walk away before he dragged her back. She hit him as a last resort but it didn’t do anything, he just got more aggressive.
The girl in the white jacket was walking by, recognized that a bad situation was happening, stopped, and intervened. At 0:28 she calls the man out, and continues to call him out until he breaks off attacking the young woman in the dark coat and turns his aggression on her. At which point she defends herself—and then she escorts the young woman in the dark coat safely away.
This is a hero.
Bringing this back.
The woman in the white jacket is Olga Ivanova, taekwondo world champion. That kick must have hurt like hell.