I had an argument with a friend about a week ago, who is now no longer a friend. Upon further reflection on the exchange between us, I noticed a few things.
This is the same person I once considered an extremely close friend; someone I confided in when I was sad, hurt and broken down. And unfortunately the same person who is willing to throw away 9 years of friendship without ever having the heart to even talk to me.
I have kept my mouth shut for a long time now and won’t get into here. Every bit of frustration I have felt in the past 9 years, I have kept to myself because I understand that friends get mad at each other and get frustrated with one another, but friends deal with it and work it out. What’s the point of having a face-to-face conversation when her choice was already made? At this point, I was already blocked online and given several reasons why she had to get off her phone and end our conversation.
The things that she said were hurtful. Not because they may or may not be true, but because they came from her. It showed how little she thought of me.
I realize that I am not the same person I was before. I was naive, giving, more open about who I was as a person. Not anymore. I am more guarded that I used to be and keep myself isolated out of fear of being hurt again. I hate it. But I am the way I am because of people like her.
People like to rag on Smallville, but even now, two years after it ended, I still consider it one of my favorite shows. Sure, it had its low points, but there are aspects of the show that stick with me.
One quote (in the title of this post) in particular comes to mind. Ironically, spoken by Lex. It reminds me that now matter how angry I may be with a friend to remember the good moments instead of the bad. Something so simple, but often neglected in the heat of the moment.
Still from the 36th Sentai Anniversary Photobook chronicling the various rangers apperance in their own timeline and universes, and not the one Gokaiger set.
In this it explains that the Ohrangers were created 6 hundred million years ago, and then the Zyurangers, making them the oldest sentai timeline-wise by far. It also shows that the Timerangers are set on the 30th century making them the last sentai ever made. The chart doesn’t focus solely on when the ranger’s gear are made, for example during Flashman, the five protagonist were kidnapped during their youth on 1966, making them have powers before Goranger which started during 1975, but only used their powers during 1986.