'a concerned third party'

Person of Interest: 1x01

“When you find that one person who connects you to the world you become someone different”
“You wanna see a real gun?”
“You bring enough for the whole group?”
“You know, you could’ve done me a favor and let those guys land a couple more punches”
“Seems like the only time you need a name now is when you’re in trouble”
“So am I in trouble? I don’t know”
“Do I owe you money? Because I’m, uh, running a little short at the moment”
“You don’t know anything about me”
“I know that the government, along with everybody else, thinks you’re dead”
“I know you’ve spent the last couple of months trying to drink yourself to death. I know you’re contemplating more efficient ways to do it. Which would be a shame”
“I don’t think you need a psychiatrist or a support group or pills”
“You need a purpose. More specifically, you need a job”
“At the end of the day, one of these people will be gone”
“The right person in the right place with the right information could change everything”
“Where did you get this list?”
“Hey, sweetheart, what’s wrong?”
“The information I have is incomplete”
“You need to know what it would be like to be forced to listen to someone get murdered and not be able to do anything about it”
“I guess you could call me a concerned third party”
“Turns out career criminals don’t make trustworthy friends”
“You got time to talk? I could buy you dinner?”
“What happened, you get left behind?”
“I know what it’s like to want to get out of a place so bad you’d be willing to do almost anything”
“These people, they’re evil”
“If the killers are out there, I’m gonna find them. It’s my job”
“You haven’t told your mom you left your ex?”
“I wish this weekend could go on forever”
“I didn’t wanna take the chance that you wouldn’t be here when I got back”
“Then I’m gonna buy a boat. And you get to be my first mate. But first we need some more tequila”
“Something happened this morning”
“You need to come with me”
“You were gonna tell him all about us, weren’t you? Hmm?”
“It was only later that I realized my mistake”
“What did I tell you about sending e-mails?”
“We’ve got all the parts. Question is, how do they all fit together?”
“Are you here? Hello? You’re gonna keep me waiting? We don’t have time”
“I’m curious was there a point where you knew you’d become a bad guy?”
“So I’m working for you now?”
“I don’t have any friends. I don’t have any family left, either. Left them all behind”
“I gave him a choice and he chose wrong”
“We have more in common than you might think. The world thinks we’re both dead, for starters”
“If you stay and we continue to do this sooner or later, both of us will probably wind up dead”

“Person of Interest” sentence meme

Send one for my muse’s reaction

  • “You are being watched.”
  • “I guess you could call me a concerned third party.”
  • “So it’s my fault that some wacko’s trying to kill me?”
  • “I’m a very private person.”
  • “A drug smuggler shot at me with a spear gun last night.”
  • “High schools are different nowadays. Gang fights, drug searches, and pregnancies.”
  • “I guess that makes you the brains of the operation.”
  • “Everyone is relevant to someone.”
  • “About that… I don’t like firearms.”
  • “I’m sorry. I thought you were interesting. My mistake.”
  • “For some of us, human interaction is… difficult.”
  • “Now who in the world would want to hurt you?”
  • “I read that if there’s anxiety in the home, it can make your pets become upset.”
  • “Knowledge is not my problem. Doing something with that knowledge is where you come in.”
  • “I tried to quit, but some jackass told me I needed a purpose.”
  • “We solve mysteries and stop crimes before they start.”
  • “They wouldn’t act, so I decided I would.”
  • “Bad things happen to people every day. You can’t stop them.”
  • “I’ll do Google. You take Yahoo.”
  • “Maybe you and I are connected. Two reckless people.”
  • “You’re someone the world can’t afford to lose.”
  • “Don’t forget, you’re behind enemy lines.”
  • “Uh, exactly what did you mean by “several lawsuits”?”
  • “You don’t wanna tell me who you are? That’s okay. I already know.”
  • “You got me a date?”
  • “Our billionaire gave me a little something.”
  • “I woke up this morning and felt, took me a while to put my finger on it, but I felt happy.”
  • “May I remind you that of the many things I’m equipped to do, pursuit would not be chief among them.”
  • “Am I really that predictable?”
  • “Once we become predictable, we become vulnerable.”

its-lily-briscoe  asked:

You know I am very frustrated with Carter's non-reaction to TM's existence, but I came to think that it is just another symptom of the ideological blind spots of POI wrt the surveillance state. I really love this show, especially because it did not take the simplistic "man vs machine" approach on AI, but I have to say that it was not as critical about the "national security vs privacy" issue. Even in POI's own Snowden episode, Peck was urged to look at the "mysteries of human heart", instead of-

-trying to expose the violation of the individual rights of citizens by this surveillance apparatus. Or the whole Vigilance storyline, while being sympathetic towards Collier’s motives, ended up making him Decima’s puppet. And during the entire run of the show, the only time the relevant operations were really criticized was Ctrl-Alt-Del, which ultimately laid the blame on SAM, not on Control or the ISA operatives. So, I cannot imagine a scenario where there is an ideological battle between-

- Carter and Finch on surveillance, and that is a shame because in my opinion, that sort of clash is the only logical consequence of Carter’s characterization. Root criticized Finch for selling TM to “the most laughably corrupt people imaginable”, but it is not a political criticism, because Root’s characterization does not lend itself to the political questions as easily as it does to the challenging of ethical conventions. That sort of political challenge could be brought about only -

- with someone like Carter, and since the show was not interested in this political challenge on the surveillance state, it ended up being a lost opportunity.

Ah I love this ask so much! I completely agree that the show glosses over the ramifications of the govt owning a machine that spies on people everywhere and collects all sorts of confidential data about them, and hence misses some great opportunities to have debates of a different flavour than what we got. There are two different issues that Harold faced while building TM – the first had to do with the state of TM itself and its identity as a being, and the second is the question of whether such a machine should exist in the first place. 

Root takes care of the first aspect of course, but the issue of the right to privacy is only tangentially tackled on the show. We had Nathan kinda handwave in a line about how TM had to be a black box because if no one saw what it saw then technically no one’s fourth amendment rights would be violated (Super, 1x11), Harold briefly mentioned that the public wanted to be protected but didn’t want to know how (Pilot, 1x01), and then the most we delved into the issues of privacy was with Collier in s3, but like you said, Collier was ultimately set up as a patsy for Decima, which muddied their legitimate concerns a little. Vigilance was also a third party that didn’t fully get the time to actually debate this issue with Harold, and they devolved into an extremist group towards the end. 

Now Shaw and Reese don’t care much about either the ethics of TM as a being or the whole invasion of privacy thing, Root is firmly attached to the former and has no credibility or motivation whatsoever when it comes to arguing about the latter, but Carter is the personification of how the average American citizen might’ve reacted to TM. She also has a much more personal connection to both us and Harold as compared to Collier, her word holds more weight, and above all it makes sense for her as a character to react this way when she figured out that something like TM existed in the world and what it was doing. 

So yes, Carter would’ve been the perfect vehicle through which they could’ve explored TM and the invasion of rights it represents. And of course, it would also have helped lend credibility to Collier’s argument against Control and the ISA during the court scenes in Deus Ex Machina, because I do feel like they weren’t strict/interested enough in casting Control and the ISA’s role in the surveillance state in a negative light. And sure Harold was hauled up to the stand to be questioned about his part in helping create the surveillance state, but by that time it was clear that Vigilance wasn’t going to allow this to be a reasonable debate between the two sides. If they had really wanted to explore this issue, then they needed someone like Carter to seriously express a POV in an extended arc about it. 

Also, it would’ve been marvelous to see her personality and beliefs clashing with Harold’s, because Carter is someone who genuinely believes in the law and in the system, whereas Harold has the utmost contempt for all forms of authority. Imagine Carter’s horror when she discovers that her own govt – the govt that she works for and has devoted her life to – has been involved in this massive breach of citizen’s rights. And then we have Carter’s “you can’t just play god” (Get Carter, 1x09) contrasting with Harold’s “I was talking about my rules” (The Day The World Went Away, 5x10). All of this would lend itself beautifully to actually exploring the idea of TM in relation to the surveillance state through debates between Carter and Harold, with Carter being outraged at her rights being violated and Harold essentially being all *shruggie guy*.

I’m just so mad that they had Carter guess (GUESS) about TM and then, to add insult to injury, had her be all *shruggie guy* like NO. That is most definitely not how she would’ve reacted to an omniscient AI watching over her every move. I’d much rather she not have know about TM at all, than had the completely unearned and OOC reaction they gave her in The Crossing. 


um okay so I can’t really use my voice on this issue since I’m not from the Carribean but I do know that taehyung/jungkook were wearing rasta hats/dreads which is a apart of the jamaican culture so here are the opinions of some jamaican people (which seems to be the majority from what I’ve seen)…I don’t think any third party should have the right to dictate what concerns a certain culture as offensive when as you can see from above, many people from that culture don’t see it as offensive or racist soo

Send “Who Are You?” and my muse will reply with one of the following:

#1-50. Pronouns [we, I, she, he, ect] are free to change. Optimal for vigilantes.

  1. Concerned… Third party? 
  2. Honestly, I haven’t decided yet. 
  3. Considering [___], I’d say I’m the guy who just took your job. 
  4. I’m here to help you. 
  5. Just say we’re in the same business, fixing problems. 
  6. I’m the guy who still has time to save [name].
  7. Tell [name] I’m the guy that just put him out of business. 
  8. I’m like you, I give people second chances. 
  9. One of the only people who know you’re innocent. 
  10. Detective [name]. *NOTE: they stole a badge and are impersonating*
  11. One of these days I’ll have to come up with a good answer for that one.
  12. You can call me… [name].
  13. Who I am doesn’t matter right now. What matters is, I know who you are.  
  14. My name is [name]. Your mother sent me. 
  15. If you find out, let me know. *NOTE: Could be about someone else*
  16. My name is [name] and I help people out of tough situations. 
  17. *silently continues what they were doing*
  18. The guy who shot Detective [name] and stole his badge. 
  19. Your ride home. 
  20. *about someone else* The guy who helped me save your life tonight. 
  21. I’m the guy who stopped you two jokers from killing each other. 
  22. We help people, even when they don’t necessarily deserve it. 
  23. Just a guy who needed a ride. 
  24. I find it hard to answer that, even to myself. 
  25. I’m the partner of the man in your backseat. 
  26. As far as you’re concerned, [name], we don’t exist. 
  27. *snippily* [first name].
  28. Let’s just say that ultimately, you and I work for the same entity. 
  29. I could ask you the same thing. 
  30. That’s not important. 
  31. Right now, an easy target. 
  32. Tonight, hostage negotiator. 
  33. [A] Concerned third party. 
  34. Someone who knows what this is about. 
  35. Right now, your only option. 
  36. We’re merely a couple of concerned dog owners, [name]. 
  37. As of this moment, [name], we are your judge and jury. 
  38. Not important.
  39. The night watch. 
  40. Concerned citizen. 
  41. I’m the guy that’s gonna catch you when you fall. 
  42. Never Mind. 
  43. A concerned frequent flyer. 
  44. You can call me [name]. And this is my partner [name]. 
  45. I may be the only person here who thinks you’re innocent. 
  46. Security advisors… Of a sort. 
  47. Right now I’m the getaway driver. 
  48. Ordinarily I’d be the chick kicking your amateur hour ass. 
  49. The frigging Dalai Lama.

“One day, an Autobot shall rise from our ranks, and use the power of the Matrix to light our darkest hour.”

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Request: anonymous: is no problem don’t worry! um in which case could i request a sherlock fandom fic? one where moriarty is in love with the reader but she is good friends with sherlock and he gets really jealous of him? you can take it from there, sorry its not much of a plot line, i hope its enough to go off :’) xx
anonymous: can i request a moriarty x sherlock fic one where moriarty is really protective of her and always gets jealous xx thankyou xx
Notes: jealousy, possessiveness, richard brook
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rvtherfcrds  asked:

📷 📫 💒

📷 for what my muse would say to the paparazzi about yours.

“Beau? He’s right behind me. Looking as chiseled and sharp as Adonis himself. Wait for him to come out and get your shots of him. He’s wearing a dangerously lowcut v-neck Tiger Beat will pay thousands for it.”

📫 for a letter my muse would write about yours to a third party

To whom it may concern,

Beau is Beau and while he may be ridiculously carved out with a jawline that looks like he sharpens it with a cheese grater on the daily; I think he secretly has a fragile sticker stuck to him somewhere. It’s all messed up but it should say handle with care you fucking moron. Anyways, I’ve known Beau since I was a kid; I threw mud at him and stained and ruined his Givenchy shirt and I knew he was a real friend when he didn’t rat me out for it. My innocent little eyes said that I was going to marry him one day; because I thought your husband was someone you wanted to play under the sun with all day - don’t take that to heart too much because at one point I also thought you married your brother because i was told marriage was marrying someone you loved. – it was a confusing time. moving on. 

Anyways, most of the time he’s the definition of calm, cool and collected. gets annoyed with me so easily its one of my favorite past times but at the end of the day? he’s not half bad. shitty and rotten maybe but he makes for a good friend and a good time. 

💒 for the toast my muse would give at your muse’s wedding.

”Olivia, I’ma let you finish… but I just gotta get a word in.” Sienna interjected from the corner of the room. A smirk curling onto the sides of her lips as curious eyes swept over to her. She didn’t need a microphone to make a speech, her voice danced through the reception hall without effort; the girl had always been naturally loud. “This morning Beau said, and I quote; ‘Sienna, you’re not making a toast, you’re not making a speech. don’t even think about it’ – I have never in my entire existence of knowing Beau listened to what he told me to do; or to even what he says. In fact, it only made me want to make a speech more. It’s like reverse psychology. I think Beau knew that and thus - actually did want me to make a speech. So Beau - you’re welcome.” She flashed a grin in his direction, “I’ll never forget the day Beau told me he was getting married. It was the same night I bought an escort for him - just to make sure he really was serious about getting hitched and getting a ball and chain added to his leg. - which he totally was because they didn’t even –” She muted herself then, “- anyways, point is- he was serious about it. I was just shocked that it wasn’t Su- nevermind, cheers to the happy couple and I’ll see everyone at the divorce party followed by wedding number 2.”

siennalaurensnow  asked:

minako/kunzite + 30

30. Learning what the other person likes sexually

It took a lot to shock Minako. She considered herself, personally, un-shockable. Her girls, the Senshi, had certainly tried but when a woman was ready to take off her pants, her shirt, and her bra at the drop of a quarter—ugh dime—she ended up being the one shocking everyone else.

So it said a lot about her man that he could, without really trying, completely leave her awestruck, thunderstruck, a bunch of struck that left her just standing with her mouth hanging open. She supposed that was why she loved him.

The first time, he cornered her in the elevator up to the condo they were renting out for their month-long stay in San Francisco—he would never do anything as bourgeois as rent a hotel room was she absolutely crazy?—after a party one of his client’s had thrown and insisted they attend. Minako had been charming because she was charming and awesome and beautiful and amazing. Was it any surprise she was the life of any get-together? She said as much to him on the rode home, preening about it.

He simply watched her through those icy blue eyes, revealing nothing, as she leaned against the elevator’s handrail, smiling catlike and proud. Maintaining that solemn silence, face still as unreadable as a stone’s, he leaned forward, crowding into her personal space.

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「Who are you」

101 “Pilot”
James Stills: “Who the hell are you?”
Reese: “Concerned… Third party?”

210“Shadow Box”
Abby Monroe: “Who are you?”
Reese: “I find it hard to answer that, even to myself.”

219“Trojan Horse”
Monica Jacobs: “Who are you?”
Reese: “Right now, an easy target.”

309“The Crossing”
a Cop: “Who are you?”
Shaw: “Concerned citizen.”

Arthur Claypool: “Who are you?”
Shaw: “Never Mind.”

320“Death Benefit”
Roger McCourt: “Yeah. Who are you?”
Shaw: “Right now I’m the getaway driver.”

214“One Percent”
Logan Pierce: “And just who are you?”
Finch: “We don’t exist.“

309“The Crossing”
HR guy: "Who are you?”
Finch: “I’m the guy that’s gonna catch you when you fall.”

320“Death Benefit”
Roger McCourt: “Who are you?”
Finch: “Security advisors… Of a sort.”

you know I was thinking about the writing and its inconsistency for season 1 TF:P, about Megatron’s attitude for failure and for Starscream’s lack of episode-central development.

In Operation: Breakdown, when Breakdown is captured by MECH, Megatron has no reason to know who did it. Breakdown could have been taken captive by the Autobots for all he knew. But he still thinks it’s below his concern. If Breakdown’s gone he’s gone. Let him rot.

(and it’s STARSCREAM who organizes a team totally on his own to go reclaim Breakdown, for WHATEVER MOTIVE– he IS ABLE to be a good leader to his crew when he wants to be, the narrative just won’t let him alone)

And yet in Partners, when Starscream is left behind by Airachnid,and captured by the Autobots later in the season, Megatron flips out. He’s a security breach, how dare you leave him behind, what were you thinking

But then later, when Starscream clearly goes rogue, Megatron doesn’t seem to chase the issue further. Eh. Let him rot. Whatever.

And then when Dreadwing sees Starscream in season 2’s Triangulation and is like I AM BRINGING YOU IN, DESERTER, this is confusing to me because Megatron hadn’t been looking for Starscream at all? I guess that’s Dreadwing’s own honor code and impulse to bring Starscream in for his crime but why does he think Megatron cares when he clearly doesn’t

And then I think about all of this a little more,

and I realize that the thing with Breakdown’s capture was that the episode was about Breakdown and Bulkhead, even if it didn’t satisfactorily do anything with the relationship. Not Breakdown and Starscream.

In Partners,the episode was only partially about Starscream. It was also about the autobots, especially Arcee and her unresolved grief over Cliffjumper– and her clash with Airachnid.

The episode where Starscream was in the arctic with Optimus Prime had Starscream in it to explain why neither side (for the time after anyway) had access to the impervious Apex Armor- Starscream walked off in it.

The writing is highly inconsistent because each of these episodes occurred to achieve very specific goals, ones that did not include Starscream as a focal point but instead used him as a tool, an excuse, or a plot device to explain why (mostly) everything went back to the status quo. Even when Starscream has brief development, it is to enable future plots and circumstances- not to show how he has grown personally.

Starscream’s presence at Breakdown’s rescue merely explains why Breakdown didn’t consider changing sides. Starscream’s presence in Partners is only to get Megatron to force Arachnid to go back into the fray, to provoke Arcee’s rage about Cliffjumper- and then to set himself up as a third party factor/wrench in the works concerning  future episode plots. Starscream is the reason why in triangulation the status quo is preserved, why nobody of ‘importance’ gets invincibility powers right away. 

The rules of the story change around Starscream to make everything happen. The development of the Autobots is prioritized over his own (Bulkhead, Arcee) and even when there’s no one to develop, the writers send him out to prevent development as a higher priority over his own growth.

Because the narrative is mostly centered on framing autobots as the acceptable likable party, viewers tend not to notice this.

But to Starscream, the universe is a random, unfair place that makes shit up just to enable what happens next- the only time Megatron will ever give two shits about him is as a 'security threat’ that’s forgotten an episode or two later, and never was a big deal to begin with. That given fuck only existed because else Arcee would have no one to fight in the last 15 minutes of the show if Megatron hadn’t yelled at Airachnid to go back down there.

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I’m very much enjoying writing about Joshifer! I was astounded by your response to my previous fic, so thank you thank you! Wowza, you people are passionate! And I love it! So thank you. I really enjoyed writing this piece and I hope you do too. 

She checked her phone for the third time in ten minutes. She found herself tapping her foot in concern. It was his twenty third birthday party. She had planned the whole thing out, it was going to be a surprise. Forty Five minutes had passed since the party started. No text message. No phone call. Nothing.

Liz came to her side, trying to provide some comfort by rubbing her arm. She forced a smile, but knew nothing would cure this aching feeling in her stomach. It wasn’t like him to just drop off the face of the Earth. Liz handed her a glass of white wine, her red lipstick staining the side of the glass as she drank it all at once. She muffled a small thanks and handed the glass back to Liz who proceeded to hand her another. This one she savored knowing that there were people who knew her better than she knew herself and they would know something is wrong. 

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