sexybimbogf t1_j0wmz8f wrote

AITA for trying to burn my son alive?

Alright so hear me out, I [M89] have been placed in charge of some land as a temporary leader until the ‘true leader’ returns, however I have come to enjoy my temporary position. Recently my son [M41] left to travel however he unfortunately passed away, and I am now stuck with his younger brother [M36] whom I have no affection for. An old man [M???], head to toe in a white robe, came to me in my home and tried to prepare me for an upcoming war, but I could tell his true intention was really to try and get me to step down so that this ‘true leader’ could return, however I did not want some homeless wanderer to take MY position and run the city I worked so hard for. Fast forward a bit and my son [M36] is ‘badly injured’ after I sent him to defend the city across from where I live, and now, there is a large battle taking place in MY city. I believed that he was dead and as a ceremonial tradition, I was going to burn him. My servant is a short person or a ‘halfling’ as people are saying nowadays. He has been trying to tell me that my son is still alive and that he’s ‘not dead’ but I didn’t believe him, so I dismissed him of his service. Anyways I tried to burn him and myself (as I believed the dark lord was going to win the battle) and the old man walks in, uninvited mind you, and knocks me off the burning pile. The ‘halfling’ ‘saves’ my son [M36] and I was then kicked back onto the pile, and while I was burning alive I noticed my son [M36] opened his eyes and was alive. I stormed out of the room and fell off the the top of the city, still on fire keep in mind. I’m typing this as I’m plummeting to my death but AITA?


sexybimbogf t1_j0vp9cm wrote


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sexybimbogf t1_j0vko7o wrote

The most poignant shot of the episode shows Walt with his head wrapped, sitting and staring off into the distance. He has blood on his hands, both figuratively and literally. His appearance resembles the biblical figure of Moses, and from a certain point of view, the RV is the pharaoh of Egypt.

In the same way that there are the 10 plagues of Egypt, there are the 10 malfunctions of the RV. 1) The engine doesn't start, 2) The generator is out of gas, 3) The gas to siphon the water explodes the generator, 4) The drinking water is lost to douse the fire, 5) Skinny Pete gets lost on his way to pick them up, 6) The phone goes dead, 7) The battery is handcranked, 8) The engine turns on but stalls, 9) Jesse suggests walking out in the desert, and 10) Walt construct a battery. After 10 plagues, finally the RV starts, and Jesse and Walt are able to cross the desert to freedom.

What is the purpose of the biblical allusion to Exodus? Well, if Walt is Moses, the RV is the pharaoh, then who are the millions of enslaved Irsraelites? Well, biblically over a million slaves were freed, and recall that Walt and Jesse's meth is worth over a million dollars. This money is the seed that starts Walt's empire, in the same way that the Israelites would go on to start the dominance of the Judeo-Christian religions. Perhaps with this comparison, Vince et. all are implying that religion is a drug of the masses in the same way that meth is an actual drug. A bold statement of course, which is why it had to be encoded in symbolism to appeal to the masses as well as the intellectual.


sexybimbogf t1_j0uzfx2 wrote

"Nah"? Are you fucking kidding me? I spent a decent portion of my life writing all of that and your response to me is "Nah"? Are you so mentally handicapped that the only thing you can comprehend is "Nah" - or are you just some fucking asshole who thinks that with such a short response, he can make a statement about how meaningless what was written was? Well, I'll have you know that what I wrote was NOT meaningless, in fact, I even had my written work proof-read by several professors of literature. Don't believe me? I doubt you would, and your response to this will probably be "Nah" once again. Do I give a fuck? No, does it look like I give even the slightest fuck about one fucking emoji? I bet you took the time to type that word too, I bet you sat there and chuckled to yourself for 20 hearty seconds before pressing "send". You're so fucking pathetic. I'm honestly considering directing you to a psychiatrist, but I'm simply far too nice to do something like that. You, however, will go out of your way to make a fool out of someone by responding to a well-thought-out, intelligent, or humorous statement that probably took longer to write than you can last in bed with a chimpanzee. What do I have to say to you? Absolutely nothing. I couldn't be bothered to respond to such a worthless attempt at a response. Do you want "Nah" on your gravestone?


sexybimbogf t1_j0ujiud wrote

You're sorry. You're sorry? You killed my brother, and you say you're sorry? Let me tell you something. The job offer, it didn't upset me. It amused me. Big job at the illustrious HHM. A chance to play at the palace. Little old me? You have no idea what's going on! You're a teensy, tiny man in a teensy-weensy little bubble. Oh, don't you fucking ''Oh, Jimmy'' me! You look down on me? You pity me? Walk away. That's right Howard. You know why I didn't take the job? Because it's too small! I don't care about it! It's nothing to me! It's a bacterium! I travel in worlds you can't even imagine! You can't conceive of what I'm capable of! I'm so far beyond you! I'm like a god in human clothing! Lightning bolts shoot from my fingertips!