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    Violet Beauregarde should‘ve won Wonka’s chocolate factory

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    Have I watched the movie in the last decade or more? No. Do I have iron clad evidence to support my argument? Yes.

    1. She’s the most knowledgeable about candy. She’s committed to it, and knows her stuff. When Wonka holds up a little yellow piece across the room, she recognizes it immediately. She was able to switch to candy bars for the sake of the contest, so we know she has personal discipline and is goal oriented. Also, two major projects play directly into her strong suits: the 3-course-meal gum that Wonka failed to make safe (gum) and the neverending gobstopper (longevity).

    2. She’s the most fit to run a business. Violet is competitive, determined, hard working, and willing to take risks. Her father is a small town car salesman and politician, so she could easily pick up knowledge and support from him. (Veruca’s dad is also a business man, and in a compatible market (nuts), but it’s made very clear that Veruca has no respect or knowledge of business practices or hard work.)

    3. She’s the most sympathetic to the Oompa Loompas. She critiques Veruca when Veruca demands to buy one. More importantly, Wonka has been testing the 3-course-meal gum that ‘always goes wrong’ on Oompa Loompas while he presumably just watches. Violet is ready to put herself on the front line, instead of treating the Oompa Loompas as disposable, and would therefore be a better boss.

    4. Her personality ‘flaw’ is the most fitting for the company. In the moralizing Oompa Loompa song, they just say ‘gum is pretty cool, but it’s not socially acceptable to chew it all day‘. The thing is, we already know that she can stop if she wants, because she already did that to win the golden ticket. And yeah, she is defensive about the perceived impoliteness of her hobby (like when her mother tries to shame her about her habit during a televised interview) but the obsession with candy and neglect of social norms is EXACTLY what Wonka is all about. This is on brand.

    5. Her misstep in the factory is reasonable. Wonka shows everyone a candy he’s very proud of. Violet is like “oh sick, that’s gum, my special interest.” Wonka then pulls a “WRONG! It’s amazing gum!” In the very moments before she takes the gum Wonka has mislead her just to belittle her. So when he’s like “I wouldn’t do that” why should she give a shit what he has to say? She’s not like Charlie over here who’s all “Sure Gramps, let’s stay behind while the tour leaves and secretly drink this thing that has been explicitly stated to fill you with gas and is too powerful for safe consumption, oh and also I just saw what happened to Violet so I actually KNOW what this stuff can be capable of” Also, Violet is not selfish about her experience, she tells everyone what she’s tasting and feeling, and everyone is eager to hear it. Taking a personal risk to share knowledge with everyone. Violet is Prometheus: fact.

    So Augustus contaminates the chocolate river. Charlie sneaks around and contaminates the vent walls. Veruca destroys and disrupts the workspace. Mike knows exactly what will happen to him and transports/shrinks himself deliberately. Violet had no idea what the gum could potentially do to her, and caused no harm to anyone or anything but herself.

    Lastly: Can you imagine Charlie filling Wonka’s shoes? That passive, naive boy? Violet is already basically Wonka. She’s passionate, sarcastic, candy-obsessed, free thinking, and a total firecracker. She’s even better than Wonka, because she doesn’t endanger others.

    Violet should’ve been picked to inherit the chocolate factory.

    right, expansion of my "bolin is an insanely good earthbender"

    bolin is an earthbender of legendary skill and the thing is-- he doesn't even realise it because for some reason no one in the show points it out??

    lets start with his earthbending education or rather his lack there of. there is very little indication that bolin is anything but a self-taught earthbender, he and mako grew up on the streets which never really gave them the opportunity or money to have a formal education in such things, meaning bolin had to create his own way of bending, a way to help him on the streets and in the pro-bending arena-- even toph was taught by the badgermoles but living in the city, bolin didn't have that.

    [Two GIFs. The first depicts Bolin doing a front flip and as he flips back onto his feet, he uses his momentum to bend a rock out of the earth and hurl it at his assailant. The secong GIF shows Bolin doing a back flip, pulling a small stone pillar out of the ground as he falls backward bcak onto his feet.]

    look at those flips!! i've never seen earthbending like it before!! bolin's way of bending is uniquely his and i don't see anyone else move like him.

    quickly looking at metalbending, i think it's his lack of formal training that makes it so hard for bolin.

    his entire life, bolin has had to be adaptable. this completely goes against earthbending in its traditional sense. everyone we know to be a metalbender, even the nameless republic city policemen, have been trained in traditional earthbending. as stated before, bolin never had that and i don't think it detracts at all from his skills as a whole. i do like reading fics where he learns how to metalbend but i liked that he didn't in the actual series.

    onto the next point, bolin has also managed to teach himself how to earthbend without touching the ground. watching atla and lok this seems to be quite a rare talent but this just tells us that bolin is incredibly sensitive to his element which is!! amazing!!

    [One GIF. Bolin is riding on an underground tramline with Mako and Asami and as he speeds down the tunnel, he is able to pull the tunnel roof down to block their pursuers.]

    you can see this elemental intuition in other scenes as well, particularly in fights, but for bolin the earth just seems to jump to his command

    [Two GIFs. The first, Bolin very quickly earth-bends a wall to block his assailant in an alleyway. The second one shows him doing some fast jabs and as he does so, little boulders jump from the ground and fly at his attackers.]

    he's an incredibly fast bender, able to pull earth from the ground and form barriers in seconds-- and not just pebbles, these are boulders and huge slabs of earth

    the only time we see bolin have to take a moment before bending is when he topples the skyscraper in the finale of season 4

    [One GIF. Bolin takes a few moments to plant his feet, mimicking Lin and Suying Beifong and, as if he were cleaving something in half with a sword, creates a huge fracture in the adjacent skyscraper to topple it.]

    and when it comes to lavabending??

    bolin is a way better lavabender than ghazan and that is the hill i will die on

    ghazan seems to have this "start-up" stance that he does before bending large quantities of lava which slows him down a few seconds. bolin? he can lavabend pretty much instantaneously

    [One GIF. Ghazan takes a few moments to get into position and begin trying to Lavabend the base of the Ba Sing Se walls.]

    here, ghazan only lavabends enough to weaken the bottom of the wall of ba sing se which you could argue is all he needed to do but if we look at bolin, he can lavabend more lava and do it much quicker-- even without his hands!! as shown in the first gif below

    [Two GIFs. The first GIF shows Bolin with his hands tied but he jumps and kicks his legs out, making a sweeping motion and as he does, lava leaps from the ground and creates a sort of moat to protect him and Varrick from some prisoners of war. The second GIF shows Bolin bringing both his fists down onto the ground and lava erupts to bury some mecha suits.]

    and this is a talent that very, very few people have. it's not like bolin had a teacher to help him, he had to master a very volatile and dangerous skill by himself, and he did!! in just 3 years!! can you imagine?!?!?

    and not only is he an incredibly skilled bender, he also has a heart of gold

    [One GIF. This GIF depicts Bolin jumping in front of the prisoners of war to lavabend and block their attackers from following after them, soldiers from Kuvira's army running away from being burned.]

    given the opportunity to escape, bolin instead goes back to save the people who threatened him into helping them (granted they were well within their rights to do so but ya know) and bends the lava with ease. its not hard to find more examples of his loyalty and devotion to his friends and even strangers. he's compassionate, optimistic and a veritable badass!!

    i just wish he'd gotten more recognition for his talents instead of constantly playing the role of comic relief.

    also @polyglottishthings yes to everything you said!!

    tldr; bolin is an earthbender of legendary skill and no one in the show seems to notice.

    schizophrenicarchivist-remade-d

    When I was little my mom’s meatloaf was my favorite food. But ONLY her meatloaf. I didn’t like anyone else’s, and she told me that she would teach me how to make it when I was older. And when I was like 19? She finally taught me, but she told me never to tell anyone else and I was like weird but okay

    Anyway, she was super fucking homophobic and abusive to me when I told her I was gay, so here’s the recipe

  • 4-6 lbs of Hamburger/turkey burger
  • 1 pk onion soup mix OR ranch mix
  • 1 TBs ketchup
  • 1 Tbs spicy brown mustard,
  • 1 Tbs bbq sauce
  • 1 Tbs steak sauce
  • 1 egg
  • mix, shape into a loaf in a big pan, and bake at 350 for 2 hrs (maybe 2 and a half if you’re feeling dangerous)
  • You can get almost all of these ingredients at the dollar store, and have leftovers if it’s just you. The leftovers make great tacos if (taco seasoning is also like a dollar). Enjoy your revenge loaf

    comfynb

    here’s a mashed potato recipe from my homophobic mother that i swore to never share that would pair perfectly!

    (6 servings)

    -2lbs red potatoes

    -1 cup butter (2 sticks)

    -1 cup cream cheese (1 pack)

    -Chives (optional)

    -Salt & Pepper to taste

    1. drop those bad boys (potatoes) in a big ol pot. U don’t even have to chop them just wash them

    2. boil til soft!

    3. Drain

    4. Mash (usually they’re small enough you can use a fork if u don’t have one of those squashers) until its a pretty chunky mix

    5. add the other stuff. Keep mashing

    I like my mashed potato consistancy more lumpy but its all up to you!! Peel the potatoes or keep them on, it literally makes the creamiest fluffiest mashed potatoes which she always served with the nastiest fuckin meatloaf

    tastefullyterrible

    So after spending hours combing through the recipes in the comments of this post I have created a cookbook. Feel free to use it. The link should work for everyone, its the only file on the google drive! I have referenced all of the recipes I used, all of which are from this thread. I made it for myself, but figured after all that work I should probably share. Happy spite cooking! 

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WjcDfZrPMr0Pw9f5GfEy0aTs2KEx4Pub/view?usp=sharing

    animatedamerican

    there is a SPITE COOKBOOK now :DDD

    collapsed

    my hero

    autumnyte

    I was worried that the cleaner might have lost her job over this, but apparently the company that employs herstood up for her and said she was just doing her job

    Now I can comfortably lol. 

    soradiesinkh3

    god bless you lady cause these white ppl out of hand

    blue-author

    If modern art is supposed to challenge the viewer by posing the question, “What is art, really?”, it needs to be prepared for viewers to answer that question.

    not-mitchell

    Art: what is art, really? Cleaning Lady: not this