first of all, billy cranston was born to be a power ranger, was the first to morph, was the heart and soul and binding factor of his team, and has never done anything wrong in his life ever so JOT. THAT. DOWN.
scooby doo ep where a background object clearly shaded differently from the rest, yet left ignored and untouched, instead an object indistinguishable from the rest of the background being used. a chase where the gang come out of the same doors they came in. daphne falls into a trap mid-episode, and nobody acknowledges it, talking as if she's still there. pulling the mask off the bad guy, and there's nothing underneath. vhs glitches near-constantly, even beyond the tv, on the edges of your vision
Carl the Animator:“That… ok, that’s freaky.”
Ted the Animator: ” ’Was I sleeping, while the others suffered? Am I sleeping now? Tomorrow, when I wake, or think I do, what shall I say of today?’ ”
Carl the Animator:“…huh?”
Ted the Animator:” ‘That with Carl my friend, at this place, until the fall of night, I waited for Scooby-Doo errors?’ ”
Carl the Animator:“…I don’t….”
Ted the Animator:” ‘That fans passed, with their messages, and that they spoke to us? Probably. But in all that, what truth will there be?’ ”
Carl the Animator:“What are you even– what’s going on?”
Ted the Animator:” ‘He’ll know nothing. He’ll tell me of the weird faces he drew, and I’ll give him a carrot.’ ”
Carl the Animator:“Ted, you’re freaking me out.”
Ted the Animator:” ‘Astride of a grave, and a difficult birth. Down in the hole, lingeringly, the gravedigger puts on the forceps. We have time to grow old. The air is full of our cries… but habit is a great d–’ ”
Carl the Animator:“TED!”
Ted the Animator:“What?! Relax, I’m doing Waiting for Godot, that message reminded me of it.”
Carl the Animator:“I don’t know what that is, but it’s weirdin’ me out, so stop.”
Ted the Animator:“It’s a Beckett play, and that was all a rather clever paraphrasing of Vladimir’s monologue, if you ask me.”
Carl the Animator:“I didn’t ask you. I did, however, ask you to stop, if that’s any consolation.”
Ted the Animator:“Come on, everyone likes a good post-war existential tragicomedy now and then.”
Carl the Animator:”…this is why we don’t let you do PR for the show, Ted.”
Oh man oh man, you guys. I am OVERJOYED to talk about this! <3
Jaal’s first “oh, damn” moment came during the initial excursions on Havarl. He, Vetra, and Gemma had been slogging through some dense plant growth for hours when he spotted a shortcut from his childhood. It involved a lot of climbing, and Vetra gave him a (gentle) hard time about it, but what Jaal remembers is Gemma staring up the incline, a little frown on her still-strange face. When he asked her what she was doing, she said “I’m trying to figure out if I can do it in four boosts, or three”. Then she grinned at him, and said “I bet three,” and took off. He watched her jet to the first outcropping of rock, catch it, and leverage herself up, and then keep going.
She made it in three, and laughed when she reached the top.
He lost his handhold just before he reached her, the rock crumbling under his hand, but Gemma was already there, so fast he never even knew she had moved, and she had her hand locked around his wrist before he could yell for help. And to this day, he remembers the jolt that went through him at the contact, and how her grip did not falter – and how bright her eyes were as she pulled him up. Oh, he thought. This feels familiar.
No, he added, only to himself, when Gemma – this alien woman – grinned up at him, this feels good.
Gemma’s moment came later; it was seeing him on Aya, after they rescued the Moshae. She found him on a balcony, looking out over a forest so green it hurt her eyes. For the first time since she woke up, she had a moment to pause, and breathe, and not worry about getting attacked, and she was happy to just bask in the sunlight and the rustle of wind through the leaves with a friend.
She would have been content to stay quiet – Jaal didn’t owe her conversation after all her prodding back on the Tempest and in the Nomad – but he started pointing out the farms where he had worked as a teenager, his favorite place to watch the sunset, the races he and his siblings used to run near that river to the west – and she felt every knot in her spine coming undone.
He spoke with so much love for everything around him, and Gemma was so tired and lonely and hating being either of those things that she started crying. She’d always been one for a good stress-relief cry, but this was exhaustion, and longing for home, and grief, and the pressure of knowing everything depended on her.
She tried to keep quiet about it – not really good diplomacy to start bawling in public, especially if you were the damn Pathfinder – but when Jaal noticed, he just put his arm around her shoulders and told her no one would shame her for this, of all things.
Gemma tried to make a joke – cover my back for a few minutes till I stop looking like a boiled tomato, okay? – but he was looking at her so sincerely, so gently, that she just nodded and maybe – maybe – leaned into him a little. Jaal was alien, half his people wanted to kill her, and she didn’t really blame them – but he was warm, and solid, and he didn’t let go till her tears were done.
tbh do you ever just like get those moments of like…you start thinking about something really normal like corn chips and how crunchy they are or dirt or something and all of a sudden become strangely aware that you like…exist outside of every role you’ve been assigned
like, i could completely alter my life path and I won’t disappear off the face of the planet…like I’ll still (hopefully) have skin and be able to breathe and all that jazz y’know what i mean?h
all these male-obsessed asks lately are getting so boring! hugs from a fellow man-hater. your blog is amazing!
Thanks! I’m thinking that rather than bore everyone with future messages, I’ll save them up and create a collage or a montage set to music. I have some time to decide on the soundtrack, but right now I’m thinking “Maneater” by Hall & Oates.
Minor nerve damage on his hand resulting from burn damage in season one. Almost entirely healed.
Large scar on his thigh as a result of having femoral artery lacerated in season two. This did not have time to properly heal as they were captured by Mt Weather en route back to Camp Jaha which delayed treatment. A large portion of the time jump between S2 & S3 was spent healing for him as he faced muscle weakness and/or numbness as well as bouts of low, throbbing pain.
Scarification on his arm from the Coalition branding. ( even if the writers forgot to include this ?? it wouldn’t go away that quickly ?? )
Scars on his wrists from S3 crucifixion.
Various very minor and small (read: nearly unnoticeable) scars as a result of close proximity to explosions in S1, S2, & S3. Mostly around his neck, cheeks, or forehead area.
14: Is there anything you wanted readers to learn from reading this fic?
Y’know, idk. I certainly didn’t start Game Theory with an idea of helping readers learn anything at all. Tbh, I don’t really consider myself that much of a didactic writer (like I don’t care if people love or hate Augus I don’t think I should tell you what to think in my fiction you have your feelings on the matter I have mine etc.), so I don’t often go in with ‘I’m gonna teach stuff!’ I go in with… ‘haha I’m gonna put myself through this emotional rollercoaster might as well share it with other people.’
(Sorry other people).
I suppose there’s always a part of me though that is like…unconsciously seeking to share with people all the different ways trauma can manifest for different people. How it doesn’t always look the same, or sometimes it can look very the same. But, at the same time, if someone walks away from Game Theory and all they get from it is like two or three chapters they like beating off to as well, *thumbs up* that’s also awesome. I suppose deep down, I sort of want people to learn a bit more about trauma, for those who don’t know much about it.
It’s just occurred to me how much I really don’t set about to deliberately teach anyone via writing. Which isn’t to say I don’t care about the knowledge I put in there and I don’t have things that I’m teaching myself, but…yeah you know, no. There’s nothing specifically I wanted people to learn from Game Theory, amazingly. I think I share fics more to share than to teach, and I’m sort of sitting back like ‘how did I not know that about myself?’ Lol.
what is the most popular jhope ship in your opinion?
I think hands down: SOPE - YoonSeok - Owners of the Hwagae Marketplace - Orange Tracksuit Duo - Polar Opposites - Soulmates- whatever you wanna call them.
Tbh, I understand the people who ship them (lowkey like this ship too). These two have so much love and respect for each other i cri??? Yoongi is Hoseok’s #1 fan (JHOOOOOOOOPE) and would kill a bitch if anyone so much as so laid a finger on him (if that aint love then idk what is).
Me: he clearly had mental issues that made him lash out and if his parents had bothered to get him rehab/therapy/meds he probably wouldn’t have acted violent all the time and would’ve probably been a pretty rad dude