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In the middle of it all is the matter of Van’s mental and emotional well being. She has run ins with her close childhood friend and her man, and then, due to a traditional German “demon thief” at the fasnacht festival in Helen, her iPhone is snatched. As she’s strolling alongside an unnamed bartender during the phone hunt, Van discusses her broken relationship with Earn. “We can be canadagooseoutleta good together, but only when we really have to be,” she says in canada goose jacket outlet store fluent German. “And I’m slowly figuring out that maybe we don’t have to.” She reveals the true meaning of an episode laced with references to the hostility directed at black people in white spaces: Women everywhere who have put up far too long with an undeserving hostile man should get out of the situation.

In the episode’s climax, Van tells Earn that she wants to be in a committed relationship with someone who treats her with respect. Earn likes things as they are. And, in a move similar to Monica’s in “Love and Basketball,” Van invites Earn to a game of Ping Pong in which the back and forth of their tattered relationship becomes literal. But in a departure from one of the culture’s favorite movies, they’re done if she wins.

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canada goose clearance The episode begins with Earn performing oral sex on Van before they embark on their trip to an Oktoberfest in Helen, canada goose outlet store near me Georgia. On the way there, the two are happily discussing their weekend plans. Van is preparing him for the events ahead. She knows that Earn doesn’t do well in white spaces and she wants to coach him goose outlet canada on how to survive. As she’s letting him know what’s up, the pair almost hits a wild pig standing in the middle of the road eating some sort of melon. They joke that it made them hungry because anything can make canada goose jacket outlet toronto you hungry when that loud hits. canada goose clearance

Taryn: OK, let’s talk about “Atlanta: ‘Get canada goose outlet factory Out’ Edition.”

Julia: Good morning to no one else but Vanessa Keefer.

Taryn: So I was already a Van stan but this episode really cemented my adoration for her. Van is really the GOAT, not only of this episode but of this entire series. But that first scene tho. LORDT.

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Julia: I was here for it last night but after watching the entire episode it just made me angry. Like, this is something else Van has to give up. She has to give up good, consistent dick because Earn is a jerk.

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Julia: fghhnjadnfgfuujghvgh. Aight the road trip to Helen. Let’s rewind a bit. It reminded me of “Get Out” only instead of a buck it was a wild pig. It’s obviously because they’re about to go into a hostile white space. And weren’t Chris and Rose in bed in the opening of “Get Out,” too?

Taryn: But yea, very much “Get Out” vibes. I’m also pissed that they almost hit the hog before we could get into Van’s high ass question: Are black girls considered brunettes? I can’t say I haven’t wondered the same thing.

buy canada goose jacket cheap Julia: That’s a serious question though! Are we considered brunettes? I guess so but I don’t know. I wanted to hear them figure it canada goose outlet winnipeg address out. The streets need answers. I’m still thinking about this lmao. And it the opener really made me think about their safety. I was like, clearly it’s gonna be hostile but how hostile? Are they gonna die? It put me on edge in a good way. It was suspenseful but also, knowing Donald Glover, I was wondering what lesson Van (and we) would learn. And the moral is that Van deserves MUCH BETTER THAN EARN. Such a fucking lame. buy canada goose jacket cheap

cheap Canada Goose Taryn: Same thing so many black people have to think about when going into predominantly white spaces. So Van is prepping him on what to expect when they finally make it to Helen, where she grew up. You know it’s about to canada goose outlet in montreal be some shit because she’s telling him that it’s a tradition for some white man to run around in blackface (which, gtfo) and gives him a taste of how she’s treated in town. canada goose outlet buffalo She likens herself to the Serena Williams of Helen, which I think is brilliant: a black woman being undeniably great in a white space while still getting criticized because of her race/appearance. She’s saying this while two old white ladies are staring at Earn and Van through a window like they’ve seen a fucking ghost. cheap Canada Goose

Julia: YES SO MUCH YES! I loved that. With Van, we canada goose outlet locations in toronto really do stan a legend. And, even still, she doesn’t seem to be as concerned about how Earn will be treated as she is about how Earn will treat them. She was obviously right because Earn is seriously trash and he refuses to not be.

canada goose coats on sale BUT and I’m not caping for Earn. Let me preface this with that statement. I understand how out of place he felt and how Van kinda did leave him to fend for himself a few times. HOWEVER, that doesn’t excuse him shitting on her culture and making a mess of something that makes her happy. canada goose coats on sale

canada goose store When you love someone, you compromise. My nigga don’t like doing everything I ask of him and vice versa but if it means a lot to me and it’s within reason, he does it. Making your partner happy is part of being with someone. Period. But Earn cares about only himself and that’s one of his many failings. (Side note: I loved how Van, like Zazie Beetz, the actress who plays her, is also half German.) canada goose store

Canada Goose Parka Taryn: The way this episode is formatted is purposeful. We get a more tangible taste of Earn’s canada goose jacket outlet perspective and uncomfortableness in the first half because we ALWAYS see the black man’s view before the black woman’s that’s how it’s always prioritized. We really feel Earn’s canada goose outlet discomfort with the woman who comes up and rubs his cheek, thinking he’s in blackface. Then again during hootzkootz when he makes a basket on his first go ’round and everyone’s stunned (he becomes the new Serena Williams at this point). And also when the presumably flirty white guy was speaking in German with Van in his face. We feel his discomfort without realizing that Van has had to grow up and come of age in this discomfort which we get into later in the episode. Canada Goose Parka

canada goose Earn pulls Van to the side during a dance competition. He wants to play Ping Pong because he’s uncomfortable and having a tough time meshing into the festivities. Van, however, really wants to dance. She beats him at Ping Pong and asks to return to the dance floor. This bruises Earn’s ego and sends him into a tirade where he canada goose kensington parka uk ignores her genuine concerns about their relationship and she always compromising for him before throwing the fact that he pays her bills in her face. canada goose

Julia: Now let’s only talk about Van. Because OK, Earn is uncomfortable. Great, I get it. And I don’t care. Fuck him. Van’s interaction with her “friend” Christina BLEW ME.

Taryn: I wanted to yoke up Earn’s ol’ fragile ass masculinity talmbout Paper Boi’s shows are “paying your fucking bills.” Ugh. I wanna fight him. I digress though cause Christina can get these hands, too.

canada goose deals Julia: Oh we can go into Earn’s masculinity. Let’s address it before we get to her because I have a lot of thoughts about Earn saying that shit to Van. canada goose deals

canada goose coats Taryn: LMAO her. Get it off your chest, sis. Cause the fact that a game of Love and Ping Pong got his sensitive ass worked up like that made me hot in the face. canada goose coats

Canada Goose online Julia: Earn is homeless and he was living with Van. I get that he pulled her off to the side in hopes to find something familiar Ping Pong since “it’s the only white game” he canada goose outlet toronto knew. However, after she beats him, he gets real froggy. He starts being really cruel to her. He calls the festival and her culture stupid. She lets him know that she deals with his plans and his shit ALL THE TIME! And how she really only wants to spend time with him and be considered his equal like going to the strip club and Paper Boi’s concerts. But then, this piece of shit is gonna have the AUDACITY to say: “I wouldn’t shit on that. That’s paying your fucking bills.” Canada Goose online

You’re homeless, Earn. And let us not forgot that he was homeless and using the mother of his child, playing upon her love for him, to get a place to live for next to nothing. He is so so so so so trash. It is insane how horrible of a person Earn is. Then he gets mad at the bartender, a man who showed Van more affection than he ever has and this dude don’t even know her. Earn is pathetic and has such shitty relationships with women. He has no emotional IQ and an canada goose outlet mall odd desire to be perceived as hypermasculine, but he isn’t, so he overcompensates by being cruel to the one person who actually cares about him. But I guess that’s what makes him a black man.

canadian goose jacket Earn is every shitty man I’ve ever dated so I’m triggered but I also get how Van feels. You put all this emotional labor into a man and this is what you get back. You can’t even get respected and treated like a human. You’re treated like an incubator or, as she so beautifully put it, “an accessory.” And I think that this season we’re gonna see Earn lose Van and his position as Paper Boi’s manager and other things he holds dear to him. And, at the end of it all, ain’t nobody rob canada goose outlet trillium parka black Earn. He robbed himself canadian goose jacket.

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