(also i'm just not even considering the possibility of there not being a season 4)

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm 16 and I plan to move out of my mothers house as soon as possible. I'm working on saving up $1,000 for an emergency fund right now, but what else should I do to prepare before I move? Obviously I still have a few years, but I'd like to have all my things in order before it's time. Thanks!

20 Things to Do Before Moving Out of Your Parent’s House

1. File as independent on your taxes. We’re a while away from tax season, but remember to file as independent on your taxes. This means that your parents can no longer claim you as a dependent and will no longer receive a tax break from the government for housing you. What it means for you, is that you will no longer be considered part of their tax bracket. This means you’ll have a better chance at applying for financial aid, health insurance, car insurance, etc.

2. Important Documents. Get as many of your important documents (social security card, birth certificate, tax forms, etc) as possible while you’re still living with your parents. You will need this information when you move out, so find a secure place to store them.

3. Learn to cook. Obviously, cooking skills are not going to come overnight! Checkout some cook books, online recipes, or even watch a couple episodes of Chopped. The more fast, cheap, and easy meals that you’re able to prepare before you move out- the better. Here’s my Cooking 101 post.

4. College. If you are going to college or planning to go to college, talk to financial aid about becoming an “independent student”. If the school classifies you as independent, financial aid will pay for a greater portion of your education. Also please don’t have your parent’s call the school on your behalf, start taking initiative and making these calls yourself. As someone who worked in a college call center for four years, a good 80% of the phone calls I got were from parents, and legally a college can’t tell them anything.

5. Accumulate furniture. Check out thrift stores, Dollar stores, and especially yard sales. Buying all of your furniture at once can be expensive and stressful, but accumulating a few pieces over time (space permitting) can be a more effective way.

6. Doctor’s appointments. Start making your own doctor’s appointments! I love this script by @spectrumsuperhero that’s applicable to all of your doctor’s appointment needs.

7. Start building credit. At 16, you’re probably too young to apply for an actual credit card, but having some credit before you move out will help you loads in the long run. As you might be aware, some landlords ask that their tenants have a credit score before renting to them. Don’t be discouraged! It’s just something to think about.

8. First Aid. Learn some basic First Aid. I’m going to toot my horn and link my post because I sat through literally six hours to get certified in this stuff, and if I do say so myself, my post is rather thorough. 

9. Learn to clean. Learn some basic cleaning skills- how to wash dishes, how to vacuum, what sprays clean what. These may seem like simplistic things, but many people grow up not having to do household chores. I guarantee you that not every apartment you live in will have a dishwasher, so learn some dish skills now! Learn to clean.

10. Go Shopping. Make a shopping list and go shopping at your local supermarket or grocery store. Crowded stores can sometimes be unnerving, remember the more practice you get at it, the more at ease you’ll be. 

11. Learn to wash clothes. Doing laundry is something that I never did while living in my parent’s house, and the first few times doing it on my own turned out… interestingly. Get your laundry skills in tip-top shape!

12. Get transportation. Get yourself a mode of transportation that does not require your parents. Biking, walking, and using public transportation are all ways that you can get where you need to be. Get as familiar with public transportation around your city as much as possible. 

13. Separate bank account. Still sharing a linked bank account with your parents? Get yourself a bank account that they don’t have access to. One of the first steps towards moving out and “Adulting” is being able to take care of your money. 

14. Build your resume. Keep working on and updating your resume, even if you already have a job. You never know when you’ll need to find another one, and you don’t want to hastily throw together your resume with little notice.

15. References. Similarly, get yourself a list of professional references. These references can be teachers, guidance counselors, family friends, etc. References are useful for job applications, housing applications, and networking. Always ask before putting someone’s name down as a reference.

16. Health insurance. Start learning about what health insurance coverage you currently have- how expensive it is, how it’s paid, how long it lasts, etc. Find out if you will be able to stay on this insurance after moving out of your parent’s house. 

17. Buy a First Aid Kit. A First Aid Kit is a must have for whatever apartment, room, or house is your next home! Spend $20 and buy a decent sized one that includes things like cold compresses, burn creams, and gauze.

18. Buy a Bed. The average person sleeps around 229,961 hours in their lifetime. That’s a lot of time in bed! Buy yourself a comfortable mattress (you should replace your mattress every 8-10 years), luxurious sheets and/or a memory foam pillow. Nice beds can be expensive, so start saving up for one now.

19. Learn basic repair. Get yourself a toolbox and learn some basic repair. You can find extensive articles online about everything from unclogging a drain, to tightening screws, and using caulk. Get familiar with these tools now, because you never know what type of landlord you’ll end up with. They could come promptly when requested to do repairs, or they might not.

20. Learn how to write a check. Okay but seriously- this is important. Do not let me catch you moving out of your parent’s house without knowing how to write a check. Here is @howtogrowthefuckup‘s two cents.

anonymous asked:

I'm saying this from the perspective of a shipper I guess but looking at all these Sheith moments got me thinking.. Would it be possible that the creators themselves are actually planning for them to be canon at some point? But because of some complications..(not gonna name it) they decided to scrap it off? Do you think this is possible? Although Keith telling Shiro he is like a brother to him kinda made me sad? lol I have got so many questions so I can't wait to see more of this amazing series!

Hi anon! The thing is, writing and animation for shows like this are done way in advance. When season 1 came out, I imagine the plot up until seasons 3 or 4 was already set in stone. And Voltron, like most shows, works off a “TV Bible” that had all the major plot points outlined right when the series was first pitched so,, once you plan things out like that I think it’s difficult to make big changes to characters’ relationships.   

I think the writers have also made it clear that they are going to go ahead with their narrative rather than catering to popular fannon, particularly when they’ve told certain fans they don’t agree with their mentality at all. Even with things like how they mentioned Allura was a teenager like all the other paladins, a lot of people didn’t headcannon that, but the writers stood by it. It’s their own story after all, and I don’t see why they should change it. As for sheith, we know the writers have outright told people that harassing shippers isn’t okay and they’re completely against it. 

There are also plenty of writers, animators, and VAs who have liked clearly romantic sheith fanart, cosplay, or pro-sheith posts (and gotten backlash for it). So we know they’re certainly not opposed to shipping it. And I mean, whether it’s romantic or not, we know that the cast certainly seems invested in their dynamic. The fact that their relationship and character development is by far the most fleshed out is certainly apparent. Here’s also some stuff staff has drawn that shows they at least like Shiro and Keith’s bond: 

So anyway, despite how the fandom can be, I don’t think it would necessarily deter the writers or dissuade them from following through with major writing decisions. And given how supportive the staff has been of sheith, I don’t think they would suddenly just abandon whatever plans they had for their character development together. Under the hypothetical that they did make sheith canon, I think they would just maybe adjust how they went about it so that the fandom could kind of like, ease into it, and hopefully not be too mad about it. Though I have no doubt people would still harass the staff if sheith happened, which just…makes me feel really bad to be honest…

On the BOM line though anon, I don’t think it goes against sheith at all and here’s why:

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anonymous asked:

How confident are you that J/B will actually happen? I have to say, I'm feeling a bit nervous right now, after more of the leaks get confirmed and Nikolaj talks so much about Jaime being monogamous and so openly about how he is pro-JB. It makes me fear he's being so open because he knows now it's not going to happen and there's no spoiling at saying that. :(

I understand how you can interpret the interviews that way, but I’m 100% confident that Jaime and Brienne are happening. Remember, Nikolaj and Gwen know the fates of Jaime and Brienne, and since season 3 they have been throwing “love,” “in love,” “confused,” “feelings” and amping it up every promo season. Nikolaj even use the term soulmates, bless.

If Nikolaj and Gwen know that they have to play this pairing as a slow burn romance between two stubborn as fuck characters, their comments in the interviews aren’t going to be disappointed and bitterness. Their comments are going to be setup so the audience knows how to interpret their scenes, and for Nikolaj, an inability to keep chill. Also, if you notice, during each promo season their comments are almost identical in every interview, indicating that this is something that has been rehearsed and possibly fed to them by the showrunners.

Considering how Nik and Gwen were paired together now, of all times, for video interviews and pretty much every single promo for this season, and Nik completely unleashing his shipper soul, I’d bet money that the showrunners realized how the Brienne and You Know Who thing got out of hand. I wouldn’t be surprised if they got a little concerned that the Jaime and Brienne story wouldn’t land with the viewers, so up the promos! Remind people that this story is still a thing because they’re probably coming back to that relationship again this season.  

Now for what’s seen in the show…

Nobody really knows why they are dragging out twincest and keeping Jaime around in KL, but imo the only reason why Jaime is still with Cersei is because the writers think it will increase the shock factor when he ends up with Brienne.

Jaime is definitely headed North by the end of the season, and that’s just always been my guess for his arc. Tywin had three conversations about him needing to leave the KG, be his heir and lead his House, then he was actually removed from the KG, and then Littlefinger in S6 made a comment “the Lannister’s have never brought their army this far North” and Jon said the same thing to Sansa in the first episode of season 7. Without a doubt, Jaime Lannister is going North, which means he’s away from Cersei. Unless Brienne fucks off to Tarth and doesn’t fight in the war (which I highly doubt), he will be in the same place as Brienne, and they will go through another life or death situation and… well, you can fill in the rest ;)

Some would argue that the writers setup plotlines and then drop them, but Jaime and Brienne are different because they are an endgame plot. How Jaime’s character development is handled is a whole other topic that people can debate about, but it in no way affects whether or not Jaime and Brienne will end up together. In other words, Point A and point B are determined, but how the writers get to point B is entirely up to them, and if you see it as messy and inconsistent or totally logical and consistent then that’s your opinion. In the end, Jaime and Brienne will end up together, regardless of the journeys that led them there.

If Jaime and Brienne were meant to remain friends, or end up as an dropped story, they wouldn’t have continued building it up in season 5 and season 6. I’m not even going to bring up the setup for season 2-4 because it would take an eternity.

S5

- The Memory

They finally introduced some sort of adaptation of Brienne’s horrible childhood. What was the topic of this memory? Romantic love. This isn’t some memory of why she admired Renly, it was why she fell in love with him. Why? Because prior to mentioning Renly, she talks all dreamily about how the boys said they wanted to marry her and take her to their castles. By including this scene, they are establishing three things:

  1. Yes, Brienne is interested in men.
  2. Yes, Brienne was in love with Renly (why people doubt this I just…..??? I mean it’s been stated many times she was in love with him butmovingon)
  3. Yes, Brienne has a romantic side and therefore is a legit candidate for a love plotline. It wouldn’t be broughten up in the narrative if it wasn’t essential to her arc.

Brienne was introduced to us on a romantic storyline (Renly). The first couple of conversations with Jaime and Brienne were about honor/loyalty and her love life. Oh look, what theme has been playing out and getting resolved for Brienne in S4, S5, S6, and S7 when she was off finding the Stark girls and the moments she spoke with Jaime? Honor and loyalty. What other factor was there in the background, popping up randomly, like her childhood story to Pod in season 5? Love life. And what happened in S6 that the showrunners allowed through the edits? The Ship That Shall Not Be Named. In other words, Love life.  

People think Brienne’s story is to be this great warrior whose purpose is to just help “the good guys” out with a sword and that’s the only lens they see her through. They don’t see that being a strong fighter is just an aspect of who she is and has a small role in her overall arc. It complements her narrative, but it’s not the focus of it. The focus is questioning honor and blind loyalty, and finding reciprocated love for the physical “Beast.” The two go hand in hand (this applies to Jaime as well…slowly and eventually. Their arcs match.) 

- Tarth

They wouldn’t have gone out of their way to film Jaime drooling over Tarth. If you think about it, they had to spend money creating the set, doing the effects, and hiring a bunch of extras to stand around, all so that Jaime could stare and smile at this freakin island that is the residence of some woman he just respects…

Yeah.

S6

-The tent scene. 

I assume they were directed to act that scene as suppressed and confused romantic desire since a) Nikolaj called the sword his heart and b) the writers and the director said their relationship was “complicated” and that Jaime has “undercurrents that he’s uncomfortable feeling.”

Nevermind that they felt it important enough to speak about this specific scene and their feelings in an Inside the Episode segment, when there were dozens of other scenes to choose from. Jaime and Brienne are friends guys gaaaawd.

- The wave goodbye.

Yeah. Again. Same point as in the Tarth scene, but minus the extras.

If they had no intentions to get Jaime and Brienne together by the end of this series, they could have omitted the tent scene, or at least altered the tent scene so that there was not round three of extra long eye fucking…. for just friends.

So no worries anon. They will get together, whether it’s brief or for the long term. If there is one thing I am obnoxiously confident about it is that by the end of this series it will be known by even the delusional fans that these two fools are in love.

The whole James Roberts/Megatron controversy is wayyy overblown and people are treating James Roberts like he’s writing Megatron as if he never did anything wrong but let’s not forget the following points:

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Delphine Origin Theory:

I’m not usually picky about shows ending with unanswered questions, but if Orphan Black ends without answering how the hell Delphine got wrapped up in Dyad/Neolution/pretending to be into Leekie in the first place, I’m gonna lose my mind because it does not make sense. Here is my theory…

Leekie convinced Donnie that he was part of an experiment to better society to get Donnie to be a monitor. Leekie yanked Paul away from Project Castor and held war crimes over his head to get him to be Beth’s monitor. Then Cosima moves to Minnesota, and Delphine is her new assigned monitor? Girlio already had a PhD in Immunology. I just can’t see her rolling up into Dyad expecting to work as a research scientist and then being cool with it when Dyad’s like, “umm, welcome to your new lab. Btdubbs, we’re actually going to need you to change your last name, go to Minnesota to pretend to be a grad student, and follow this chick with dreads around because umm, uhh…science. P.S. She’s a clone, and this has nothing to do with Immunology.” If she did get into it through a supposedly normal research job at Dyad, then why the hell did PT and the hardcore Neos save her? There were tons of scientists at Dyad. What was so special about her that overrode her motives that were so obviously compromised by her love for Cosima? Plus at the beginning of the show, Leekie is running Dyad (with some balance of power from Rachel). Then Leekie gets bumped off, and Rachel is the unopposed leader. Then Rachel gets a pencil to the eye, and Delphine is the head of all of Dyad? Wat? WHY? Because she was Leekie’s fling/science underling? What kind of weak why Princess Leia is a princess kind of shit is that? Hell no.

I think the hardcore Neolution people on the island/PT Westmoreland put her at Dyad without letting her know that they were the ones running the whole thing. I think that’s why she was able to unquestioningly leap to power at Dyad after Rachel. They let it happen. Hell, they made it happen. I think that’s why PT and the Neolutionists saved her. Otherwise if your people are already there to save her, why let Duko/Evie Cho/Brightborn shoot her in the first place? They saw it as a way to finally bring her in on the full Neolutionist/PT Westmoreland scheme, make her keep working on a Leda cure, and all the while keep her on a leash.

I think that before Dyad, she was working on tweaking genes to make some immunology-based cancer therapies. Neolution/PT/Susan/some high up Neo saw that she was on to something and thought that she could find their cure, so they, in the guise of Leekie or some Dyad executive, waved some shiny Neo science in front of her innocent freshly-PhD’d mind and offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to use science that was miles ahead of its time to cure rare cancers and “recruited” her shady Juliet/Lost style to work on some of the cases that they had spread out in other cities (e.g. Geneva) and on the island. They never fully told her what she was working on, but at some point she picked up on the creepiness of at all. By then, she had figured out that she was also too wrapped up in something that wasn’t just going to let her walk away. So she started playing the game, started slowly trying to figure out the science of what she was actually working on, and by the time she was maybe close to figuring out the clones bit, they had either decided she was too close to figuring it out so they need to reassign her, OR they needed someone who would know enough science to get along with Cosima and be her monitor. The other scientists actually at Dyad couldn’t be her monitor because they just worked for Dyad, but they weren’t deep enough down the Neolution rabbit hole for Dyad to convince them to stop doing science and start following some chick with dreads around grad school, at least not without knowing they could reliably keep that random scientist under their control should he/she get freaked and want out (like Paul and Donnie did). 

I think that’s why Delphine was doing whatever she was doing with Leekie when she wasn’t actually into him. She kissed his ass to get a closer peak at the shady science she had been working on and was too curious when it led to the opportunity to be a monitor. Neolution/Leekie brought her in on the clones bit when she started as a monitor and presented that as the big science reveal. At first that strategy worked, and she partially stopped looking for any more of a conspiracy than we-have-hidden-clones already was. She was partially covering her butt and partially wedging herself vitally deeper into the shady organization that both scientifically fascinated and sorta trapped her. But I don’t think she knew in season 1 exactly how Neolution and Dyad were connected. She just thought that Leekie worked for Dyad, Dyad had recruited her and did some shady shit but had some crazy-cool science, Leekie’s followers were Neolutionists, and that some of Neolution was legit, but most of it had been corrupted into eugenics and crack pseudoscience. I don’t think she was even close to knowing how the hierarchy worked. If she had been to the actual island before she was a monitor, which is very possible, she probably thought it was just a weird commune that some people with complex health problems sought out in a last delusional hope of finding a cure, and that when some of them were successfully cured, they credited Neolution and started believing in the wackier crack-science end of Neolution. 

I don’t think she met PT before being shot. If she had been to the island to study rare cancer genetics and cancer immunotherapy cases, she probably thought that the part about the 170 year-old man and the fountain of youth was just part of the commune lore and that the guy who lived in the mansion was just the creepy head of the commune like some David Koresh shit. So she focused on her work, stayed the hell away from the mansion and whoever lived there, and got the off the island ASAP after she had seen her patients/cases and collected her samples. She knew that it was connected through Dyad and Leekie and his “freaky Leekie” Neolution followers, but she thought Leekie was heading up the science. She never thought the crazy island Neo commune as was the head of it all, or she at least never considered it enough to lead Cosima and the other clones in that direction when they were trying to figure out who was ultimately in charge. 

Had she told Cosima about how she came to be at Dyad, she would’ve described the illusive science that Leekie had her working on, that she knew they weren’t telling her everything about what she was working on when she went to all these places, but that the science was so far ahead, that she tried to go deeper to figure out what they weren’t telling her and at the time had wondered why advanced science would be kept secret. She would have talked about the cases that Leekie/Dyad had her working on and the crazy places they sent her, but the Neo island commune wouldn’t have been more than a quirky albeit dark anecdote in the whole massive Leda scheme that they were fighting to figure out. To think that the Revival commune held the ultimate power would have been as far fetched as thinking the bartender at that Neolution bar could be the ultimate power orchestrating it all. I don’t think she lied to Cosima about that part of it. And I think we haven’t seen Delphine and Cosima discuss it now because 1. that’s a big damn discussion 2. they’ve barely been able to see each other 3. Delphine is trying to give Cosima as much plausible deniability as possible wile she’s in a dangerously precarious position amongst murder-happy Neolutionists  and 4. hopefully this will be one of the big end of series reveals.

Admittedly, it’s a long shot though.

anonymous asked:

Why do you believe Caryl is endgame? I respect your opinion. So I'm curious to learn your reasoning. I'm sorry if you have answered a question like this before. I have read other posts of yours about the ship, but I don't recall you answering this exact question.

HI, Nonny, thanks for the question. 

If you go through my archives, I tend to comment on this, but I don;t think I have ever done a “here’s why I think Caryl is endgame” post.  So here it is, under the cut.

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ARE YOU MY DAD

okay i’ve delayed this for long enough

IM SERIOUSLY SCARED FOR ONION’S HEALTH

i mean, i know sadie is in danger as well. and onion isn’t exactly my favorite character.

BUT COME ON

THAT FACE

I WOULD BE SCARED TOO

with that why don’t i give my analysis of the promo?

Originally posted by sociallyawkwardphangirl

SHIT IS ABOUT TO GO DOWN

DON’T GIVE ME THAT CUTESY STEVEN AND CONNIE STUFF (actually please do i enjoy it quite a lot,) I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TRYING TO HIDE

First of all, I think it should be worth noting that they give us that vital flashback to the Zoo arc. It further establishes what is likely to happen in this bomb. It causes you to remember that one Yellow Diamond line. You know the one.

“Then there’s still time.”

I will admit, it’s odd how this hasn’t been addressed earlier, but I’m willing to let that slide for now. You can look at all though SU critic blogs if you want to hear commentary on season four, and pacing, and whatnot.

CN YOU CAN’T HIDE THE TRUTH FROM ME

I’m calling it right now. This is going to be the vehicle of transportation for the two new gems being introduced, the Homeworld gems. Why else would they show this ride? Sure, it could be to set the mood, but of course, I want to see something more.

It’s obvious what’s happening here. Sadie goes missing, blah blah blah. Can we just talk about the way the promo presents this scene in general? Honestly, it’s masterfully chilling, with Sadie walking into the darkness, and Steven narrating, confused, “Sadie never came home last night?”

I also think the soundtrack at this part really amplifies the mood as well, SERIOUSLY I CAN’T PRAISE THIS SHOW’S SOUNDTRACK ENOUGH I SHOULD MKE ANOTHER POST DEDICATED PURELY TO SOUNDTRACK APPRECIATION

but anyways.

Ah yes. The only time we see Garnet in this entire promo. I find this rather intriguing, as it could mean multiple things. One, the most likely, they didn’t want to put in as many Garnet shots. But what’s the fun in that?

There’s also a possibility that another The Return will be pulled, and Ruby and Sapphire will be poofed. Also interesting, especially when you consider the possible parallels that could be produced to the hand ship’s arrival. This could be something that motivates Steven to give himself up to the diamonds, (which I’ll get to in a sec.) 

After all, is it really realistic steven will do it out of the kindness of his heart?

okay maybe it sort of is it’s steven after all, BUT I WANT TO SPICE THINGS UP

I’m willing to bet that this has something to do with the two new gems. (I’m not going to say their names for spoiler’s sake.) After all, Connie is totally panicked, and even Steven looks pretty distressed. If this was just some normal corrupted gem, I can make a safe bet they would be slightly calmer. Not entirely calm, but much less panicked than they are now. You dig?

There is a lot of speculation on who Steven is trying to call. I’m willing to conclude that it’s Greg, not Sadie, for one reason. The promo says “Sadie never came home last night?” Why would he wait until the next evening to try and contact her?

On that note, PLEASE DON’T LET GREG TO BE TAKEN AGAIN, I DON’T THINK MY HEART COULD STAND IT

Then we see an Onion missing poster. Obvious enough meaning, so I didn’t screenshot it.

A lot of people say Pearl is crying because of what Steven is about to do/ what Steven just did. I mostly agree with them on that, it makes the most logical sense.

I’d like to propose another teory. A much likely one, but, god, I would die of both happiness and despair if it became true.

Mystery Girl, as mentioned multiple times in Last One Out Of Beach City, looking startlingly like a Rose Quartz. All of the Rose Quartzes are either shattered or bubbled in the room we see Blue Diamond in, in That Will Be All, (at least, that’s what can be inferred.)

Imagine the diamonds find a human who looks so much like a Rose Quartz, it’s uncanny? They’re going to want to take that human and investigate.

Just a really far fetched guess, but all the same, if it came true, I would collapse.

Exactly Steven.

Same color palette as the scene with Pearl in the water and Steven on hisphone, but notice that Pearl’s hair isn’t wet. I’m sure that gem clothing and hair doesn’t dry magically in the span of afew seconds, so this leads me to believe that the scene with Pearl in the water takes place after Steven beams himself up. (a la BEAM ME UP SCOTTY)

sorry.

Okay, so there’s a lot going on here. First of all, note that this light is yellow. This will be important later.

Second, notice how not only is Steven leaving of his own free will, he’’s giving the thumbs up. It’s obvious that he isn’t being taken, and if I had to guess, this could be some deal arranged with the two new gems? (not saying their names for spoilers sake.)

This is all speculation, after all.

Honestly, I think Steven should be grateful he wasn’t just knocked out and whisked away into space.

OKAY SO BACK TO THIS SCENE

Notice how the entire scene seems to be basked in, you guessed it, yellow light.

Okay, one could argue that this is simply daytime, hence the lighting. However, why would the two gems take Onion away in broad daylight? It’s kidnapper 101, especially considering this area seems wide open.

No, it makes more sense that the light we’re seeing is coming from the ship Steven is entering, which could also be the ride seen earlier in the promo. There are quite a lot of connections to be made, aren’t there?

“She wouldn’t have wanted this. But I do.”

Steven is turning himself in. End of discussion.

NOW WE GET TO THE INTERESTING PART

ARE YOU MY DAD

IT TOOK ME FOREVER TO REALIZE BUT DOESN’T THE VOICE SOUND LIKE PEPPA PIG?

anyways

I really believe, like many people, that this is one of the gems that has come to find Steven. (once again, no names.) Confused, they might try to find Steven’s dad by saying my dad, instead of, you know, Greg. Because that’s the only way they know him, my dad.

Of course, I will die of laughter if this turns out to be Onion’s voice. No wonder he hasn’t talked. Whatever the case, I simply can’t wait until MAY FREAKING THE 8TH

Originally posted by allreactions

I can’t believe that right now Dean and Cas’ whole narrative rests on Dean not believing Cas would ever choose something over him and Cas being told over and over that his sense of family with the Winchesters is a complete betrayal of what it means to function as an angel (the whole Ishim storyline, humans destroy us). The whole drama of the arc lies in what Cas will do and more importantly, why. And this damn show wouldn’t show us Cas’ WHY of reasoning because it would answer the question as to whether Cas has finally turned a new page, and more importantly, just what chapter he is now on. It doesn’t matter what Cas did, it’s why Cas did it. And it’s the WHY that Dean questions along with the audience.

This whole time Cas has been doing and doing for the Winchesters and as of 12x19 he’s either committed and resigned to his fate or he’s finally seen “the error” of his ways and has realized everything he’s ever done wrong has been because of how he started putting his love of a few humans above all else (and this thinking is what throws everything into chaos for him). I’m pretty much right there with Dean in my worry. I don’t know what Cas saw, but I can’t believe it was anything other than a future that protects Sam and Dean. Because that’s the Cas reasoning Dean (and me) understands. He’s seen it in action enough to know what Cas is all about.

But.

The show has spent significant time making Cas contemplate if his actions have been worth it here at the crossroads of his choices. Cas has been made to feel like a failure specifically because he continues to want what’s best for Sam and Dean. From here, the show can either say that’s worth it for Cas or it’s not anymore. The way this has unfolded really only gives us two developmental avenues: Dean finally asks Cas to stay because of “reasons” (or the Nephilim power boost is gonna enable Cas to save Sam and Dean at the expense of all his grace or something of the like), or the show decides to brush off Cas’ behavior as mind manipulation and everything stays as is (smart money would go to this usual SPN pattern I suppose). There really is no room for the third option: Cas decides to leave the Winchesters for his own good and/or dies (because there’s no coming back from this storyline really, even if Cas survives).

As much as I hate how the show has arranged these pieces, it’s really very clever (and also extremely nerve wracking). There’s no real predictability to the narrative folds as to what Cas mindset or end is gonna be. And the show has gone to great lengths (no outside talk of Misha’s S13 contract) to make our worry over Cas real again. If they did decide to kill him off tho, and they did it by making him “wrong” for choosing to save Dean and Sam time and again, I just don’t see how that ultimately computes with the show’s championship of humanity. It says to the audience, “Cas choose to love humanity, which was bad, so now he must pay the price or else see the error of his ways.” This has never been the show’s message, which is the only reason I don’t believe they’ll go this route. It has to be the other two options, tho Dean’s compounded worry and need to know Cas still chooses him makes no sense if the show is just gonna go the “whoops Luci Jr is Cas’ quasi Amara” route.

I mean. It wouldn’t be the first time this show wasted a B plot but I guess this possibility seems increasingly frustrating considering Dean’s been constantly worried about Cas since he said “Yes” to Lucifer and Cas has been depressed for longer still (with one thing getting more narrative attention than the other but what can you do). To even entertain it’s all gonna be for nothing (Cas being controlled or is “wrong”) has me ready to flip tables. And then there’s Mary, who still “owes” Cas for intervening and saving her (I’m saying she probably sees it this way), who Dean is about to call for support concerning this whole situation since Sam obviously doesn’t know what to say to reassure him.

There’s really no point to this post. Just me outlining the three Cas roads the show can go from here (for partially my own sanity), how two are a waste and how the third can be neatly tied into both the Dean/Mary story and the Dean/Cas one (even if spn’s history says it is the most unlikely) and how at least they gave Sam the gun to fix because really he’s had no other action plot line this year. But hey. At least they aren’t threatening that he’s been wrong to believe what he’s been fighting for all this time and that they might kill him off because there’s really no more story left to retread there (though that hasn’t stopped the show before, as Crowley has been fighting for control of Hell for like the past 4 seasons lol).

Stay close to me, don’t go!

I have just realized something that has blown my mind! In Yuri on Ice episode 9, when Vicktor and Yuuri reunited at the airport, Yuuri asked Viktor to take care of him until he retires (there was a translation error in that scene; for more info read this post until the end). Yuuri didn’t ask Viktor to be his coach until retirement, he asked him to take care of him, in a personal relationship, not in a professional one. That’s why Viktor said it sounded like a marriage proposal –though both understood and reacted to the whole situation differently. These two need to seriously improve their communication skills because all their misunderstandings happened for not expressing openly what they really wanted. Everybody has thought that Viktor telling Yuuri that he wished he’d never retire was beautiful, but that was the exact moment Yuuri realized he had no choice but retire.

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Greatest Love Triangle - Part III

Part 1/Season 8 is here.

Part 2/Season 9 is here

I’m gonna admit something before you start diving in here: season 10 was much harder to write about than I thought it would be. I’ve been sitting on this for a few days now, and I’d really like to get to season 11, so I’m just… gonna post this and run away, as usual. K? Good. 

Season 10 reminds me of season 6 of Buffy. The main antagonist is more abstract than tangible. “You are your own worst enemy.” Sam and Dean are at the lowest point they’ve ever been in their entire lives. At the core, the antagonist of season 10 isn’t the Mark of Cain; it is the codependency. After half a season of Sam insisting that he would not make the same kind of sacrifices for Dean that Dean has made for him, Sam falls into the same codependent behaviors that Dean has exhibited his entire life.

When it comes to the love triangle, Sam continues to not exhibit jealousy over Dean and Cas, but instead uses Cas’s care for Dean. Instead, Dean shows some jealousy when it comes to Cas and Sam. We also get see the difference in how Sam and Cas deal with the MoC!Dean, as well as the differences in how Dean reacts to each of them.

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BUt to be honest all signs are pointing at Clarke having to “leave” them ahem Bellamy again

We obviously know she’ll have to go into the COL

but it keeps getting clearer and clearer that this will also about her choosing to get out of the COL and back to the people (and reality and Bellamy) - unlike she’s done on 2x16

They keep mentioning how Bellamy is upset at her for leaving, I mean this was episode 3x13 and Bellamy mentioned it again. And I know that…sure it has to do with them forgiving each other, but these forgiveness arcs usually rely on change. Bellamy changed for better on 1x08 and Clarke was running away from all kinds of murder after 2x16. We will need a resolution for Bellamy forgiving Clarke on 3x13 just as much as we will need a resolution for Bellamy’s arc this season.

And this is where I point out that…considering how this plot is being drawn, this finale will have to be a huge deal about Bellarke (even if not that explicitly about bellarke). Even though Clarke leaving hurt many people, 97% of the scenes this season that were about said hurt were about Bellamy’s feelings. Sure, Octavia was bitter too, but her scenes were so short compared to Bellamy’s? So Clarke’s arc “resolution” will have to be about Bellamy too, it wouldn’t make sense if it happened any other way.

And considering how heavy all of this is - come on, Clarke not leaving again because of Bellamy? That’s as huge as it gets, trust me. It’s a huge declaration of my love for you is strong enough to break the COL and imporant enough that i will get back to the real life and bear all of its pain because of it. This is huge- So considering how huge this is, I don’t see how they would do this explicitly at this point? 

And what i mean by explicit is that…  I don’t see Clarke coming out of the COL and kissing Bellamy, I don’t see her telling him anything romantic per se. I can see characters seeing them and reacting to it. I can see Clarke telling Bellamy something that could totally sound romantic but we can’t say it “for sure”. I can see some kind of love scene happening in the way that all bellarke love scenes happen - the love for the love (which is something new and exciting). Not “romantic”, not friend love, not family love. 

Just. Love.

And then we get to end the season wondering where do they go now. Because yes, that scene was huge and groundbreaking - but they haven’t said it, they haven’t done anything to truly push it towards a romantic direction and the audience- as well as the  characters- are stuck in this place where we know ridiculous size of the love that runs between these two characters, but we don’t know what to do with that knowledge. Bellamy knows that Clarke loves him, but she didn’t say it - and even if she did it wasn’t “romantic”, and Clarke isn’t ready either because she just said goodbye to L.exa in the COL so she doesn’t wanna figure out her feelings either.

But they love each other, they wanna be together (as seen on 3x13) and so we start a season 4with these two characters together not by chance but by want. By a declared want and they are at the same trying to avoid the possible meanings and shapes of their feelings for each other. Feelings that would be known by the other characters after the s3 finale.

And i feel like this development would make sense because if season 3 is the (almost literal) bomb that is destroying every civilization (and relationship?), season 4 has to be some kind of rebirth. Some kind of figuruing out what to do now that so many people are dead, so many things were destroyed and so many people have made wrong choices. The relationships on the show often reflect the plot in some way - and bellarke is the one relationship that reflects it the most. IMO it would make sense to me if they start to figure what they are to each other and how to create this “new” relationship on the same season they will all try to figure out how to build new societies and/or which society they belong to.

and wow i know this post is a mess but i just needed to say all of this out loud 

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm new to YOI and stumbled onto your awesome blog :D I was just wondering if anyone has talked about the fact that Yuri made the last season's GPF beyond the fact that he placed last? I mean, he must have done pretty well in the 2 events he competed in to even get to the GPF, right?

Hello! Welcome to The Madness.* ;) (and thank you so much for calling this blog awesome!) I know I’ve seen people bring it up here and there, but only as snippets of a thought when talking about other things. I myself touched on it very briefly in these two posts after episode 1 and episode 2 aired. I haven’t seen a huge post about how Yuuri’s last season could have gone. If anyone reading this HAS seen such a post, please send an ask or a message and I’ll include it here! 

You’re right that Yuuri would have needed to do very well in order to get into the GPF last year. Considering that Victor was competing, that meant that likely two gold medals (and the associated 15 points each) would have been taken by him in his competition assignments – leaving 4 other events that skaters would be desperate to win. There was also Christophe Giacometti, who is the only one that could be called Victor’s rival (according to the official YOI website), J.J. Leroy, who we see was the GPF Bronze medalist, and Otabek Altin, who ends up getting the Worlds bronze medal. Assuming that Chris also got silver at the last World Championships, ISU regulations would make it so that Victor and Chris are placed in different assignments to protect them from clashing and possibly ending up with one of them kicked out of the point rankings. Which means 2 more competitions where a gold would be difficult to earn. 

And you can see why Victor taking a year off from competing left a vacuum in the field that made all the skaters hungry for the top spot. Just here in the GP Series there would be 2 more gold medals available – valuable 15-point opportunities to get to the GPF.

There are a couple of cases where a “weaker” skater can get into the GPF.  , As I touched on with Victor and Chris’ situation above, if some of the top contenders are grouped together in a few competitions, it would make it hard for all of them to secure enough points, and some would inevitably not earn enough points to advance to the GPF. The other competitions with easier competitors would be a gateway opportunity for some rising star/weaker skater to make it to the GPF. I use that term “weaker” lightly, because all of the men who get to the GPF are high-level skaters, so even if super cynics say “Yuuri was placed in events that had easier competition,” there is still a fight to  get the necessary points.

Here’s a made-up scenario:

Competition1: Victor, Otabek, Michele, Emil 

Competition2: Chris, J.J., Cao Bin, Leo,

Competition3: Yuuri, Emil, Georgi 

Competition4: Victor, J.J., Seung-gil, Otabek, Phichit, Leo 

Competition5: Chris, Yuuri, Michele

Competition6: Cao Bin, Georgi, Seung-gil, Phichit

(note: Guang-Hong was still a Junior; Cao Bin is the skater who got 4th in the GPF)

We know that the skating field is pretty deep (a term meaning that there is a lot of talent), and each GPSeries competition has 12 skaters, so there are skaters we don’t have names for who are taking medals/spots, too.

Otabek was making his debut, so he would have been placed wherever - and unfortunately landed in competitions with former champions. So this is why we don’t see him in the GPF, yet see that he is good enough to win Bronze at Worlds. 

Factors like being a slow-starter also affect if a skater will make it into the GPF, but a slow-starter also means that if you face them later in the GPSeries, they’ll most likely get a high placement (just look at Chris this season: 3rd and then 1st).

Much like we see with this season, there’s a bit of luck when it comes to what assignment you’re given, and a lot of skill needed to earn a spot regardless of who you’re competing against.  Even if the event is filled with “easier” competition, a skater can’t be sloppy. Something like a couple of step-outs and a popped jump could easily cost a person the medal they needed.


Common ideas such as “oh, I just got lucky because I was assigned to relatively easier competitions without the scary skaters” and “the other good skaters in my event just had a bad day and I just happened to have a good skate” are probably what went through Yuuri’s head after he failed the GPF. It’s easy to downplay getting into the GPF and call it a fluke, but whether Yuuri was in events with former GPF/Worlds medalists, or was in events with promising newcomers/inexperienced skaters, everyone fights tooth-and-nail to earn their spot, so he would have had to put forth some good programs



*pun. Because this is a track name on the YOI Oh!スケトラ!!! (Oh! SkaTra!!!) album.

(I hope this makes sense. I wanted to answer this before episode 10 came out in a few hours, so I’ll come back to fix any mistakes later once I’ve had a decent amount of sleep.)

Speculation

Some educated guesses* about where the rest of this season is going, and what might end up happening in season 10, based on both structure and themes that have shown up in seasons 8 and 9:

*I could be utterly wrong about all of this; I’m just making guesses, and don’t have any special insight into the way that TPTB are going about all this

Dean will go dark side

The mark of Cain will definitely be playing a big role in this, and while the jury’s still out on whether or not it will put him on the road to turning into a demon, it will certainly have a supernatural effect on Dean.  Obviously, part of Dean’s decent into the moral not-so-grey ground is driven by his issues with Sam and inability to understand what Sam is trying to tell him; I’m also willing to bet that Crowley is going to manipulate him further, the way he did in 9x11.  Most likely, he’s going to use the human blood addiction as a way to sway Dean more to his side, in a similar way to how Ruby used both her memories of humanity and Sam’s addiction to demon blood to manipulate him into freeing Lucifer.

In fact, given that this season is act two of a three act structure, it’s very likely that the end of the season will play out very similarly to the end of season 4, which also functioned as act two (if you consider seasons 1-3 as a very drawn out act one).  Whatever the consequences to Dean going dark side are, they are going to form the cliffhanger ending of the season, and will drive the majority of the myth-arc for next season.  In that way, next season will be Dean’s redemption arc, both in his relationships that he’s damaged, and in the damage he caused to the world at large.

Dean will go dark side, but he’ll be pulled back from it by Cas

This could happen either at the very end of the season, or maybe at the beginning of next.  If it happens at the beginning of next, it’s maybe a little less likely that he’ll be pulled back specifically by Cas, since “Meet the New Boss” aside, the first few episodes of a season tend to set up future conflict, rather than resolve a major one from the last season with a heavy emphasis on one relationship.

Cas’ arc has definitely been heading toward a decision to become human again, probably at the end of the season, and with that decision he’ll reach the point in his redemption and character growth to help others- namely, to help Dean, who has been paralleled to Cas’ struggles this season, but on the wrong side of the coin.  If Cas manages to figure out the answer to all those questions he’s been asked- what’s out there for you, who are you, what do you want- then he’ll be able to help Dean, and maybe Sam a little, reach a place where they can answer those questions for themselves.

Sam and Dean’s relationship will be difficult to mend

It’s even possible that they will split up for a little while at the beginning of season 10, much like they did at the start of season 5.  They will both have to individually figure out what it is that they want from life if not an unhealthy relationship.  What Sam wants will have been hinted at a little more towards the end of season 9, but maybe not fully developed until season 10, since his desires conflict with the monster-of-the-week structure of the show.  Dean will first have to face the fallout from what he has done, before he can start exploring the fact that maybe he does want things for himself.  It’s possible that the myth-arc of season 10 will involve some kind of redemptive act by Dean, which he misunderstands as being a self-sacrifice but ultimately is a selfish choice dependent on his own wants and needs.

Dean and Cas are endgame, even if they are never textually romantic

Although I am cautiously optimistic that TPTB are moving in the direction of actual romantic text, it’s possible that they won’t go in that direction.  However, even if Dean/Cas remains subtext, the show has been building their relationship so that once Sam and Dean rearrange their boundaries, Cas is the person that Dean will turn to in order to bring happiness into his life.  It’ll be especially poignant because Cas will be the one to bring Dean out of his own personal darkness, leading by example, so that they both end up on the other side on equal footing.

anonymous asked:

Just curious, because your meta is seriously awesome and you seem to have a great grasp on the way TVD is being written (even though I've never shipped Steroline I'm pretty much with you on the cues and hints being given) who do you then think, as well as Steroline being an endgame pairing, will also be an endgame pairing between Delena & Bamon? I feel like DE has been foreshadowed quite strongly as being the most likely endgame pairing on the show even though, at this point, I'd prefer Bamon

Thank you for the compliment! I try to take my shippingglasses off and view things from an objective literary perspective when I writemeta. I’m primarily interested in critical discussion of the charactersnot shipping wars. Also, I appreciate that you took  the time to read my meta even though you’re not a Steroline shipper.

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anonymous asked:

Your 'Riddle'post gave me really hope for SQ, but since I saw the 2. sneak peek, I'm not so sure anymore. What if it's really a 'saviour competition'. R. is posing as the Saviour (even when it is to protect E.) and this will somehow go very wrong-leading into a failed rescue. Maybe E. wanted to tell Arthur the whole truth (former Savior, now the to beDO) but was stopped via dagger. And nobody else is telling the truth. This makes them all 'guilty' even with the best intentions!

Hey Anon,

Thank you for the question! Guess you need me to hit you with some more dumb positivity? You’re right, it looks like they are setting them up as rivals over taking on the role of the Savior. Now, I took one look at the spoilers tag and everybody seems to be jumping to that conclusion… Which tells me exactly one thing. It’s too easy. It’s the conclusion everybody watching the episode will come to. We’re on the second episode. The explanations we are fed at this point are the ones used to mask the real reason Emma turned dark. They want you to think exactly that, so expect them to reinforce this message a couple of times. 

We’ll probably be watching expecting to see Regina fail, but we’ll see her succeed most of the time. It’s all part of the ruse. They are all talking about an unexpected twist and the entire story being incredibly misleading. I said that the entire season would be an incredible balancing act between concealing and revealing the truth. This is what new writer Brigitte Hales posted yesterday.

Obviously this doesn’t prove anything, but it would explain why this season is particularly hard and mentally draining to write. She has talked about cracking story problems before. Telling a love story that’s taken four years of build-up, but also one that has never been done. Never has the love between two female leads been allowed to be the apotheosis of a story that spans so many seasons  on mainstream television. We’ve been living in a society that hasn’t deemed that love worthy enough to claim such a central place in our entertainment. Wouldn’t that be high stakes? What else could it possibly be? What societal issues could they possibly be tackling?

An unexpected twist is only really great if it wasn’t completely unexpected. It needs to be foreshadowed. And it was. The subtext during 4B was meant to be seen by everyone. Queer baiting doesn’t look like that. Queer baiting are crumbs that are deniable. The jealousy, the concern, their stories with Lily and Maleficent. That was real story subtext. Meant to be seen by everyone. They’re meant to make people facepalm afterwards about the fact they should have seen it coming.

I haven’t seen a theory that makes more sense than Emma’s curse being about love. Most of the General Audience doesn’t expect it. It drives home a painful but beautiful message about queer love. So many people see it as something dark, something to be feared, something to reject. We’ll all be expecting the big reveal to be all these things. A violent, angry fight, like we’ve seen them have so many times during season one. Except, all we’ll see is love. The thing we’ve been dreading, the clash we’ve spent an entire season being afraid of, will turn out to be just this simple. Just love.

Isn’t that a beautiful message to drive home? Isn’t that what fairy tales, even modern ones, are supposed to do? They have been planning the Dark Swan arc from the very beginning. They never knew how many seasons there were going to be between season 1 and this big reveal. Expect some of the brilliance from the first season to be back. We’re back on track, back to the essence of the story they started telling five years ago.

If there’s a theory that is equally unexpected, with a really strong relevant message, something that they hinted at, but that most of the audience doesn’t expect, then I’ll be ready to consider it. Meanwhile, I’m just going to assume these people want to give me the best story they can. The story they spent 4 seasons setting up. The one that started with a Savior and an Evil Queen, about family and love and the people you just choose.

In conclusion, let’s take another look at the Sneak Peak and focus on what was so much more important and actually plays into the Dark Swan’s riddle theory. Emma will unapologetically go for what she wants from life. Something she was willing to take a huge risk for. A risk that backfired, one she even ended up going to jail for. A jail where she gave up her own child. 

A child raised by the woman who in this scene stands up to protect her and who promises her exactly that…

Are you really going to tell me I’m supposed to see all that and accept anything less? 

I hope not.

TOMMY MERLYN IN SEASON 4 - A (Crazy) Theory

Okay so I have this crazy thing in my head that is stuck and just won’t go. I posted a really incoherent ramble earlier but now, I’ll try it a little more coherently. cherrychapssstick seems to be my theory muse. Chats with her inspire these.

I had written another crazy theory weeks ago about Malcolm Merlyn working with Damian Darhk. Which has become more plausible considering John Barrowman has become a regular next season and Damian Darhk is the big bad of Season 4. You can read it, and the crazy ensuing discussion, here. http://supersillyanddorky06.tumblr.com/post/117875783768/malcolm-merlyn-is-not-leaving-my-brain

Now, assuming that this is correct, I have a few bullets in my head I need to get out.

  1. Stephen Amell said in the Philly Con that the Lazarus Pit is the one aspect of this season that would be brought into Season 4 as well. That makes me think it will be something prominent and not just another “hot tub” comment for comic purposes. 
  2. Colin Donnell hinted at a recent inteview that the character of Tommy, which had become a fan favorite, might not be completely done with, with the show going into Season 4. And that is certainly eyebrow raising.
  3. When Oliver gave Malcolm the ring, he said “As we talked about.” Meaning Malcolm had agreed to help on the condition that he become the next Ra’s. Now apart from being a power thirsty snake, there might be another reason for it. One thing we have seen this season, reiterated by Malcolm to Thea, is that he loves her and wants to be a better father. Who else was he a father to and who else did he fail? Tommy. Which brings us to number 4.
  4. Malcolm becoming Ra’s gives him unfettered access to the Lazarus Pit. An access he does not have to explain to anybody. So, what if Malcolm uses to Pit to actually bring Tommy back to life? Fix the one mistake where he failed previously? 
  5. Another thing that seems plausible to me, is that if Malcolm is working with Damian, what if he was doing so not for himself but for Tommy? What if the agreement between them had actually been to resurrect Tommy with the Pit water Damian had stolen in return for Malcolm’s allegiance? In which case his ascension to Ra’s would basically be a win for Damian. Malcolm’s motivations for this entire season could be clarified with him working for Damian.
  6. Which also makes me think. If Tommy is already alive, we have to assume there is something shady since, hello, Lazarus Pit, and the fact that he has been in hiding, at least from the people, for this long. And that puts a spin on Malcolm’s reluctance to use the Pit on Thea. What if he knew what the Pit had done to Tommy and did not want to subject Thea to the same? If that is true, it certainly puts that scene under a new light. 
  7. Also, the writers love their parallels and themes. According to geniewithwifi ‘s theory, the theme of next season would be family. And it makes crazy sense. Now, we think it means that Oliver’s son comes into picture, Damian Darhk as the big bad is also Felicity’s father (maybe, but her father is definitely going to be one big issue), Diggle’s family issues with two brothers - one with Oliver (with whatever he did and working to move past that into bromance zone again) and Andy(his assassination by Lawton who was hired by HIVE, whose head is Damian Darhk, and possibly Felicity’s father, who is Oliver’s soulmate. Yup, complications). And the Lance drama too.

But what if it’s more than that? What if the theme of family also encapsulates the Merlyn family? What if the drama not only extends to father and son Merlyn but also to Thea? She is Tommy’s half sister and they share something noone else does- being brought back to life by the Pit. While she is on the way to being a hero, what if Tommy is floundering and the theme of family extends more into them? Tommy and Thea. Tommy and Malcolm. Tommy and Oliver. All family too. 

What if our beloved Tommy, one of the first actual heroes of the show, actually does come back. We all know how the writers love Marvel parallels too. What if this is like Steve and Bucky? Best friends, brothers, separated by death but trying to find their way back to each other?

Am I completely crazy or does this even make slight sense? 

anonymous asked:

Hi! Can you please repeat the reasons why you think that FitzSimmons is save (from dying)?, because I'm reaaally freaking out over the promo and all the people listing exactly why it's proof that Fitz's the one to die :( I keep repeating to myself that they would never get rid if FS just like that, 'cause they are the heart of the show and all that, but with them finally being together and having some sense of completion on that front I can't help but being very scared for them both :(

Hi Anon!

All right folks consider this my grand master post of why neither of Fitzsimmons will be the Fallen Agent.   Why they are safe.  I have notes in here from others on the Crazy Theory Train who were with me in making the Great and Powerful Timeline, @jessiecrimefighter and @blake-wyatt

I know everyone is worried and upset.  The promo team did its job and freaked everyone out.  So now I’ll do mine!   

Here we go!

  • They’ve been in the background for 3b - no real character arcs or closure for Jemma’s guilt or Fitz’s insecurities. Person who dies will have been heavily featured and story drawing to an end. 
  • Since they got together in 17/18 we’ve only had glimpses of their relationship - hasn’t really been explored, still a lot of stuff unresolved, lot of potential for new storylines next season.
  • FS are not just a ship, they’re a pair, a duo. The show’s marketing has treated them like the one character since the beginning. Iain and Elizabeth always do interviews and promotional stuff together. ‘Fitzsimmons’ is a character, an element of the show in its own right. Killing one of them off doesn’t make any sense - as you loose them both.
    • Look how fast Fitz got Jemma back in A.
  • The show has gotten a lot of mileage out of the FS relationship, a lot of popular and critical acclaim for the actors and the storylines. It doesn’t make sense for the show to spend three seasons building that up, then to just kill one of them off. It doesn’t just kill Fitz or Jemma, it kills Fitzsimmons.
  • The character who was left behind wouldn’t ever be able to move on or end up with anyone else without the fandom rioting!   There wont’ be a fandom left.  
    • I for one WILL stop watching if either one of them dies.  I’ve stuck with a lot of shows after loosing major characters but here, no. because it makes no sense and it would be for pure shock value, nothing more.  
  • There is also the fact that Jed and Mo created Fitzsimmons, that they are based a little on their relationship and they have said that they’re very proud of their popularity, that FS are very special to them.
  • Also, there is Elizabeth being too damn happy in that FB video, talking about filming her favorite scene of the season, Iain smiling when she mentioned it, and Iain saying it was a nice story.
  • the EW journalist who said she spoke to the person who dies, but she didn’t interview Iain!   That day she interviewed Ming, Clark, Liz, Luke, and Chloe.   She has also quoted all of those people in two recent articles, not Henry or Iain.
  • If the writers had known early on that Iain wanted to leave (or that they would write his character off) they wouldn’t have added yet another roadblock to the fs relationship (Will). 
    • Every critic pretty much said that they were only trying to delay the blossoming of this romance but why delay it if they only get ONE season (heck not even half a season with them together)  to delve into it and explore the new dynamic? (see how lincoln and daisy on the other hand hit it off right at the start) 
  • They’ve been teasing fitz’s death all season long, and at this point I think they wanted to build a believable red herring for the finale 
  • In the promo he’s been seen with the necklace. again, a little too on the nose for agents of shield.  
  • Okay getting long so under the thing we go….

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anonymous asked:

Hey, do you think it's still possible that the writers might drop the whole Hannigram thing in the finale? That it might end up unrequited or something like that? It sure didn't look like it when Bedelia asked her big question and Will replied with silence, but I've been really happy and hopeful after 3x12 and of course after the high comes the low and I'm really, really scared they might not give us any Hannigram after all.

Not gonna lie nonny, it’s a definite possibility that we could have our hearts ripped of our chests in the finale, or we could all end up weeping tears of joy as we watch our lil graham cracker literally ride off into the sunset with his murder husband…

But in order to decide what is the more likely scenario, let’s look at what we know so far…

The official finale synopsis

In a desperate bid to slay Francis Dolarhyde (guest star Richard Armitage), Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) engineers a cunning ploy utilizing Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). Upon learning of his plan, Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) voices concerns that Will’s actions may not only put his life in peril, but the lives of those around him. As the end draws near, Will remains unflinching in his game with Hannibal-even when it means coming face-to-face with his own darkest fears.

So Will is going to lure Dolarhyde in using Hannibal, and since I doubt these two will be communicating via phone any longer since Dolarhyde won’t be stupid enough to call back after he found out their phone calls were being monitored, I think this is going to involve Hannibal being transferred away from the hospital and it being highly publicized in an attempt to draw Dolarhyde near. There were promo photos of him on the street with a gun, and I’m assuming he will try and ambush them to get close to Hannibal.

When I first read the synopsis I thought for a moment she was worried that Dolarhyde would be the threat, but it’s clear to me now that she’s talking about Hannibal. Letting him out like that is a huge risk, it would endanger the lives of ALL of them, hers included, if he’s given a chance like that to escape. No more 5 doors safely keeping him from the outside world, and if he does manage to utilize those magazine staples he has a prime opportunity to get away.

However it goes down though, I think we can be pretty certain that Hannibal will be escaping, because a season 4 with Hannibal still behind bars would not be anything new or exciting and if this is the series finale (AND IT’S NOT OKAY IT’S. NOT.) an ending that involves Hannibal locked up would feel anti-climactic to say the least. 

Also, we know that Will and Hannibal will be talking about their relationship in this episode, and specifically what they discussed when Will broke up with Hannibal in Digestivo:

Will’s motivation has always been hard to read. Should we believe him when he says he wants Hannibal out of his life?

Fuller: We come back to that moment in the final episode of the season and break it down between those two characters, and they address it themselves. Will is telling Hannibal, “I don’t need you anymore, I don’t want you anymore, I release you.” And Hannibal is saying, “No you don’t. You’re telling yourself that. You don’t want to know or think about where I am? I am going to give you the knowledge of exactly where I am and let that eat away at you for as long as it takes you to come back into my orbit, and I am patient enough to wait.”

and also from this same article: 

For Will, a magic door presented itself that he could step through and leave Hannibal and all of this behind him. But what Hannibal knows is going to come around again on the cannibal carousel is that that Will can’t live without him.

So they are going to talk about it, and Will now knows that Hannibal is in love with him, and with that unanswered question from Bedelia that has to be addressed here as well. But Will addressing that he told Hannibal he didn’t want him in his life any longer and that he wouldn’t miss him would feel like a re-hash of Digestivo if this conversation weren’t intended to reveal that Will does in fact want Hannibal in his life, that he in fact cannot live without him, and that he in fact did miss him during those three years they were apart. Otherwise it’s just another breakup and we’ve already been there this season…

Also, if Hannibal is the devil, Jack is God, and Will is the lamb of God that Hannibal asserts is becoming a lion, we’re looking at another “whose side are you really on?” set-up. And if we consider that we have already had this set-up several times, once last season with Will warning Hannibal at the last second to get away and being unsuccessful in his desires to join Hannibal in the end, and once this season with Will trying to actually kill Hannibal, it would again feel very anti-climactic to have Will side with Jack especially if you consider the increasingly hostile tone Will has been taking with Jack lately.

There’s going to be a lot going on in this episode, Hannigram aside they also have to address what Dolarhyde has done with Reba, Katherine Isabelle is going to be in the ep so I assume we will be seeing Alana and Margot and their baby, even though Will knows his family has pretty much been taken from him we haven’t actually seen him talk with Molly about it so that will also have to happen, there has to be some more time dedicated to what happened to Chilton, and I think we’re also going to see a character killed by either Hannibal, Will, or the two of them together (Bedelia and Alana are the most obvious candidates for this, but I still maintain that I don’t think Jack is safe either at this point).

So if we take alllll of this into consideration it’s going to be a wild and fucking stressful ride and I predict it will take at least 3 hours for me to get through the episode due to having to frequently pause it to breathe into a paper bag or sob into my hands but I do think we are going to get major Hannigram payoff either way, but that doesn’t guarantee us a “Murder Husbands riding off into the sunset” happy ending. 

I do think Will is going to reveal he is in love with Hannibal, and I do think he’s going to reveal that he doesn’t actually know how to live without him… they are soulmates, that much is clear, but being someone’s soulmate does not mean it works out. It just means you end up broken and lost without them… I think it’s slightly more likely at this point tho that they will run away together only because Hannibal running away alone would make season 4 feel like a re-hash of early season 3, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see nonny…

S10 Speculation List

Thought it was time to bust out another one of these babies :) 

Some things have rolled over from last season, some things are new. 

1) Carry over from last season spec: Dean is on the verge of embracing the Mark of Cain and the Blade (in this case again), but Sam and/or Cas get through to him at the last minute as part of a yellow crayon (or Power of Love) moment (acting as a nice piece of ‘literary symmetry’ to Swan Song or Goodbye Stranger eg. see here or here- to complete to symmetry with Swan Song the Impala might be involved, as speculated about here and here). 

  • 1a) Dean is on the verge of embracing the Mark of Cain and the Blade and thus becoming a demon again, putting Cas in the position of having to honor Dean’s request in The Things We Left Behind that Cas kill him if such a scenario should occur - except Cas can’t do it.

2) Carry over from last season spec: Dean is possessed by Cas, perhaps as a means of destroying the Mark of Cain, perhaps as a means of helping cure/heal Cas of the effects of his stolen grace, perhaps both (al a Gadreel-Sam). Depending on the circumstances this may be a very temporary possession, over and done with by the end of the finale. Or the finale could end with Dean possessed by Cas as a cliffhanger, perhaps with something happening to Cas’ usual vessel that prevents him from returning to it. Early S11 episodes may then involve Dean and Cas sharing headspace and Dean’s body while TFW work on a way to either get Cas a new vessel or retrieve his original one (eg. see here, here and here, also here, here and here).

3) Carry over from last season spec: Cas removes his stolen grace and becomes fallen/human again.

  • 3a) Cas removes his stolen grace by transferring it to Dean to ‘purify’ him of the Mark of Cain, this transference may happen via kiss ;p (more on this here and here).
  • 3b) As above but taking on Cas’ grace also (temporarily) ‘angelifies’ Dean (see here)

4) Carry over from last season spec: Cas regains his own grace 

  • 4a) Cas finds his own grace but instead of taking it on himself he uses his grace to cure/purify Dean of the Mark of Cain (more on this here and here).
  • 4b) As above but taking on Cas’ grace also (temporarily) 'angelifies’ Dean (see here) - look I just have a ~thing for angel!Dean okay??  
  • 4c) Instead of finding the grace taken from him, Cas extracts remnants of his grace from Claire Novak left behind when he possessed her in S04 - this may restore him to full angel status OR it may allow him to ‘regrow’ his own grace somehow OR it may be just enough of his own grace to burn up the stolen grace and leave him human/fallen (see here)
  • 4d) Grace extracted from Claire is used as part of a spell to track down the rest of Cas’ actual grace (see here).   

5) Carry over from last season spec: Crowley possesses Cas, perhaps as part of a plan to hold him hostage to ensure Dean uses the Blade (acting as a nice parallel to the way Abaddon possessed Colette to try and make Cain keep using the Blade eg. see here). This scenario could also be used as a means of explicitly textualising deancas (see here or here for the creepy version!)

  • 5a) Rowena, as part of a Lady Macbeth type plan to become joint ruler of Hell with Crowley (or ruler of Hell via manipulating Crowley into being a puppet King), has Crowley possess Cas or has Cas kidnapped in order to use Cas as leverage with Dean, forcing Dean into becoming a weapon of Hell (more discussion over here)
  • 5b) As 5a, but instead of making Dean a weapon of Hell, Rowena fakes Cas’ death and blames it on Crowley, hoping to goad Dean into killing Crowley so she alone can take the throne of Hell.

6) Carry over from last season spec: Crowley ends up working with Metatron and/or it’s revealed that he and Metatron had dealings in the past.

7) Dean performs the Trials to close the gates of Hell as a means of purifying himself from the Mark of Cain (see here and here).

8) Cole Trenton turns out to be the same kind of supernatural monster his father was (which is perhaps a Kumiho - see here), manifesting once he reaches a specific age (thus implying his son will as well). The Winchesters end up helping him control his monster side, possibly aided by Cole’s wife, who is able to get through to him at a time when the monster part of his identity is overwhelming him via a power of love moment (see here and here).

  • 8a) Cole’s older brother turns out to be the same kind of supernatural monster their father was (with the implication that Cole will be too) and Cole ends up helping his brother control his monster side, perhaps via a power of love moment (see here)

9) The 'source of the river’ Metatron talked about turns out to refer to:

  • Lucifer
  • God
  • the power of Heaven (perhaps the angel or demon tablet)
  • Abel
  • Sam
  • John Winchester or the concept of him as Dean perceives him
  • Purgatory 

10) Dean is unable to remove the Mark of Cain and instead learns to live with it as part of him, potentially making Dean immortal. 

11) To cope with the Mark, Dean shares it between himself, Sam and Cas, perhaps by literally transferring one line from the Mark to each of them (see here and here)

  • 11a) Dean shares the Mark with Cas, or even transfers all of the Mark to Cas, as a way to burn up Cas’ stolen grace before the grace kills Cas (see here and here)

12) Sam works with, or makes a deal with, Rowena in an attempt to find a magical cure for the Mark of Cain (see here and here)

13) Hannah rips out her grace (possibly falling and being reborn in the process al a Anna) in order to give Cas more grace. 

14) Hannah takes Claire Novak as a vessel.

15) Sam makes a deal with Lucifer, as the original creator of the Mark, to save Dean (mimicking how Cain ‘saved’ Abel).

  • 15a) This involves Sam saying ‘yes’ to Lucifer, leaving us in a variation of End!Verse - with Cas weakening/becoming more human mimicking future!Cas’ loss of wings/powers, and Sam becoming Lucifer!Sam (see here and here)

16) Crowley ends up sacrificing himself to protect Dean, but also as a form of suicide, potentially mirroring how Meg died (see here)

17) Sam attempts to take Cas’ grace from him by force as a means of curing Dean of the Mark of Cain (see here).

  • 17a) Sam attempts to extract remnants of angel grace from Claire Novak as a means of curing Dean of the Mark (see here). 

18) Rowena puts an ‘attack dog’ spell on Cas, perhaps as a means of distracting Dean from stopping her and Sam using the Book of the Damned (see here).

19) The finale ends with Dean leaving Sam and Cas to spend an undefined time alone and/or Sam, Dean and Cas ALL go separate ways at the end of the finale as part of a group decision to spend some time alone (see here and here).

20) Carry over from last season spec: While 'high’ on the power of the Mark of Cain, Dean badly hurts Sam and/or Cas 

21) Carry over from last season spec: Dean’s right arm gets cut off in order to free him from the Mark of Cain (see here and here for discussion).

KEY

strikethrough = Jossed spec

bolded = canonised spec

explanations (where I feel they are required):

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anonymous asked:

Please help me feel better about the love triangle resolution? I don't blame Jemma or hate Will and I see everyone's side but this all hurts me for some reason. And it's worse because I'm seeing everyone hating on the ship now too.

Don’t worry about the ship hate. People are only hating because they want their ship to be as cool as ours. We’re the Alpha Ship now which is great because it means that the writers (and literally everyone else in this entire cast and crew) care about Fitzsimmons the most; I mean, it’s also not as great because we get all the sadness. But we’re still getting a lot more than say, Huntingbird or Philinda or any other ships involving Jemma or Fitz.

I think there’s a lot of really cool things they can do with this plotline. I think what’s important to remember is that this is only episode 5 of 22. There’s 17 more episodes to tell this season, they still have to crossover with Civil War, everything still has to come together in the end. And since we got season 3, we’re undoubtedly going to get season 4, which I’m sure the writers are factoring into their plans for longer arcs, which assuredly Fitzsimmons’ relationship is. Think of this as an early chapter in a book–conflict and rising action have to happen so that there’s something to be resolved.  

While I think that a lot of people wanted that conflict to be Jemma’s PTSD, that’s not really something that can be SOLVED, especially in the course of a season. It’s particularly hard to work into the main plot because part of PTSD is isolation. It would be a bit redundant, when you think of Fitz’s plot last year and that was worked in with him supporting Daisy after her transformation and them using the conflict between Fitzsimmons as part of their subterfuge with new SHIELD. I’m not saying that it can’t be done, I’m saying that there’s an alien planet and they’re writers in a sci-fi show, they’re going to want to play on it. 

If Will is evil/non-existent/a phantom of the planet, then there’s a lot of cool possibilities of how this will affect Jemma, affect her healing. There’s clearly a history associated with the monolith and the planet and it’s undoubtedly going to either intersect with the Inhumans storyline in some way (it was originally part of that plotline) or split off into it’s own villain storyline. I think while Jemma was set on surviving the planet and she did, she got home, she survived, if the planet is evil, it will give her something to CONQUER and begin to build herself up again. And considering that the entire history of FS has always been about how they’re going to fix everything together, I don’t doubt that that will factor into it. 

If Will is just a human with vast internal inconsistencies, I still think there’s a lot of storytelling potential. Their bond is built and trauma and while those bonds are particularly hard to break whilst people are in the midst of their trauma, they’re equally fragile and susceptible outside of it. I’ve mentioned it elsewhere, but people who develop relationships based on trauma bonds tend to break up and get divorced at even higher rates than normal. These are bandaid relationships and once people heal, they don’t need them anymore. People almost never heal at the same rate or in the same way and it’s very evident that what brought them together (survival, desperation, search for empathy) isn’t the same as what sustains a relationship. 

I would really like to see Jemma try to make it work with Will (because she would, it’s Jemma) and realize that they don’t like the same things, they don’t have the same values, he doesn’t even LIKE science. I imagine her showing him Doctor Who and him hating it and her being like “Well, of course you do, you were stuck on an alien planet for 14 years, how insensitive of me” but it really bugging her because it’s something that she still loves and maybe even finds comfort in. There’s nothing for them to talk about when it’s not about how to live from day to day. 

We’ve never had a focus on her and her feelings for Fitz before and I think it would be the perfect opportunity to show us how deep that relationship goes, that even when she finds herself obligated to another person, that Fitz is who she instinctively turns to, who she finds herself wanting to be with, who finishes her sentences and shares her jokes, and makes her smile. So when it comes time to make a choice, if a choice even needs to be made, it’s obvious. Maybe not easy because Jemma is a highly compassionate person, but it’s obvious who she wants and who she belongs with and she isn’t going to let trauma prevent her from that or the experiences she’s been through change what was always supposed to be. 

One of the ways people grow as survivors is to say “you wanted to fuck this up, but I refuse to let you” and that’s still a strong storyline for Jemma even if it is about what she wants romantically. And I’m excited for any of these possibilities for her because I love Jemma and I love how much she loves Fitz and how they’re going to take these next 17 episodes and the season after that and the season after that to show us all about their love.