22 days of literati

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Robazizo’s 22 Days Of Literati
Day 9 - Favorite Bickering Scene
Jess and Rory Meet In Doose’s (3x02 Haunted Leg)

I have a strange fascination with this scene and I watch it often. They haven’t talked to each other in weeks, maybe even a month or two. They’ve only seen each other with their respective ‘partners’, making the other feel jealous. Jess is very justified here in telling Rory off. She’s not brave enough to choose him over Dean yet, but she doesn’t want him to move on either.

What a conversation to have in Doose’s of all places, BTW!

P.S. I love the little things you notice while looking at these scenes through caps. Even though they are bickering, there are a couple of times they are looking at each other longingly very briefly when they think the other isn’t paying attention.

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Robazizo’s 22 Days Of Literati
Day 22 - Favorite Alexis/Milo Pictures

Just like their TV-counterparts these two always seemed to be touching each other. I love the way they looked at each other in public. Looks that said that they may be out and about, but the other is still the most important person in the room.

This was the last day! Thanks to all who liked, reblogged and took part in discussions. It’s been a pleasure. I’ll put up an index post for all 22 days tonight. I’ll probably be back with 22 Days Of Luke And Jess at the end of July, so stay tuned!

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Robazizo’s 22 Days Of Literati
Day 14 - A Scene That Made You Smile
Jess Is Squirming (2x16 There’s The Rub)

I love the analyses sparked by Day 13! Thanks for your input!

Today we’re back to happier times: Jess lied to Rory about Luke sending her the care package the night before and she’s highly entertained by it. You’re so busted, Mister!
In the last gif they’re obviously enjoying each other’s company very much, while Dean and Lorelai are looking in on them, both worried about what’s happening between these two (and with good cause!).

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22 Days of Literati | Day 11 - Favorite book discussion: ‘You’re a book tease.’

Rory: Do you love it?
Jess: It’s great.
Rory: The Holy Barbarians. I mean, what a title. And it’s by a Venice Beach beatnik about Venice Beach beatniks, and to top it off, the beatnik who wrote it is the father of the guy that does those Actor’s Studio interviews on TV.
Jess: The guy with the beard?
Rory: Yeah, the pointy beard. That’s his dad writing at his desk.
Jess: Oh, it’s weird that a weird beatnik-y guy would have a conservative son like that.
Rory: Maybe he’s not that conservative. Maybe at night, he, like, takes off his clothes and parties.
Jess: Aw, man, now get that picture out of my head.
Rory: It’s a cool book, you’ve gotta admit.
Jess: It is. Thanks.

Because I’m super proud of myself for actually finishing this challenge. Many thanks to Ola who started it. I completed this 22 day challenge in about 6 months (lol at myself because I actually thought I could be done by october, haha) and made about 30 posts, not bad.

Here is the challenge if you want to do it:

  • Day 1 - A scene that made you fall in love with Rory/Jess  
  • Day 2 - Favorite S2 episode 
  • Day 3 - Favorite S3 episode 
  • Day 4 - Favorite S4/S6 episode
  • Day 5 - Favorite kiss 
  • Day 6 - Favorite scene overall 
  • Day 7 - Favorite funny scene 
  • Day 8 - Favorite angsty scene 
  • Day 9 - Favorite bickering scene 
  • Day 10 - Favorite eyesex scene 
  • Day 11 - Favorite book discussion 
  • Day 12 - A scene that made you happy 
  • Day 13 - A scene that made you sad 
  • Day 14 - A scene that made you smile 
  • Day 15 - Favorite little moments
  • Day 16 - Favorite Jess quote about/to Rory 
  • Day 17 - Favorite Rory quote about/to Jess 
  • Day 18 - A scene you wish happened but didn’t
  • Day 19 - A scene that happened but you wish didn’t
  • Day 20 - Top 5 favorite screencaps 
  • Day 21 - Favorite Rory/Jess fanvid 
  • Day 22 - Favorite Alexis/Milo pictures
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22 Days of Literati | Day 4 - Favorite Season 4 or 6 moment


Rory: You know what I’m gonna do when I see it in the store?
Jess: What?
Rory: You know that section toward the front, the staff recommendations? I’m gonna grab a copy of your book and put it in that section, and then I’m going to write my own little recommendation on a card and attach it so people see it and buy it.
Jess: Read it first. That way you can discourage people from buying it.
Rory: No way! I know it’s good. Jess, you’ve got such a great brain. I knew that if you could just sit down and stop shaking it around, you could do something like this. I knew it. I knew it.
Jess: I know you did.

This scene. First of all: they are nervous. NERVOUS. They have been such a huge part of each other’s lives and they haved loved each other but haven’t spoken in two years and here they are, all grown-up and it’s their first meeting since their story ended (on not such a great note) and they’re nervous. Of course they are. It reminds me of that scene in 3.08 when they’re in Luke’s apartment and they don’t know how to act around each other. And he wrote a book and you can tell she’s proud and impressed and that he’s grateful and that he obviously still loves her. WHY ARE YOU SO PERFECT.

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22 Days of Literati | Day 1 - A scene that made you fall in love with Rory/Jess

Rory: Hi.
Jess: Hi.
Rory: What are you doing?
Jess: Nothing, you?
Rory: Nothing.
Jess: Why’d you call?
Rory: I… um, I wanted to…
Jess: I’m glad you called.
Rory: Yeah?
Jess: Yeah.
Rory: Why?
Jess: Because maybe you can explain what the hell this crazy woman is talking about.
Rory: Ah, The Fountainhead.
Jess: Yes. Your fault, and you will pay.
Rory: I promise. Commit to it one more time and if it still is awful for you, I will make it up to you.
Jess: Oh yeah?
Rory: Yeah.
Jess: Okay. I’m gonna hold you to that.

I thought they were cute before and I was definitely shipping them but this is what made me become a hardcore Rory/Jess fan. First thing she does when she gets home is call him even though she’s already spent hours with him. And I love how Jess is lying in his bed, bored, and then he’s suddenly all interested when he hears her voice. I love how she’s relieved when he’s happy she’s calling and how they immediately start talking about books. And that last gif. I don’t even know how they do it but they manage to flirt over the phone, without even talking.

22 Days of Literati | Day 2 - Favorite S2 episode: Lorelai’s Graduation Day

‘I mean, you ditched school and everything. That’s so not you. Why’d you do it?’
'Because you didn’t say goodbye.’

All the R/J scenes in that episode are perfect. I can’t even describe how perfect they are, the fact that she went to New York, that she found him, that they spent the day talking about books, music and Rory’s whithering stare, the fact that he asked him at the very last minute why she came and that he knows it’s a big deal and that line 'because you didn’t say goodbye.’ PERFECT.

22 Days of Literati | Day 8 - Favorite angsty scene (2/2): ‘Did I hear from you at all this summer?’

Rory: Yeah, so me coming back here and just seeing you with Shane just kind of threw me for a sec.
Jess: I’m sorry, did I hear from you at all this summer? Did I just happen to miss the thousands of phone calls you made to me, or did the postman happen to lose all those letters you wrote to me? You kiss me, you tell me not to say anything, very flattering, by the way. You go off to Washington, then nothing. Then you come back here all put out because I didn’t just sit around and wait for you like Dean would’ve done? And yeah, what about Dean? Are you still with him? 'Cause last time I checked, you were, and I haven’t heard anything to the contrary. Plus, the two of you walking around the other day like some damn Andy Hardy movie. Seemed to me like you’re still pretty together. I half expected you to break into a barn and put on a show.
Rory:  When did you see me with Dean?
Jess: At that stupid summer insanity plea the town put on.
Rory:  Oh, I’m surprised you could see anything with Shane’s head plastered to your face.
Jess: You didn’t answer me.
Rory: About what?
Jess: Did you call me at all? Did you send me a letter? Postcard? Smoke signal?
Rory: Stop.
Jess: A nice fruit basket?
Rory: Enough!
Jess: Are you still with Dean? Come on, Rory, yes or no. Are you still with Dean?

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Robazizo’s 22 Days Of Literati
Day 21 - Favorite Rory/Jess Fanvid
The Last Time by bumcrackmosh182

This video has it all: The joy, the heartache, hope of a last chance at a reunion and fabulous editing to bring it all together. I think I’ve watched it about forty times and it never fails to touch me. It’s my little Lit fix, whenever I need it.

Other favorites:
- Anything by luvtheheaven5 (on Tumblr), but Somebody That I Used To Know and Just A Little Girl in particular;
- Anywhere But Here, Kiss Quick and Down by bumcrackmosh182;
- Be The Song by seehuna;
- I Miss It All (New York) by thequeenofdrama.