Finally-indeed!

4

I guarantee your safe passage. Though you’re always welcome to take your chances down there.

“They’re made out of meat.”
“Meat?”
“Meat. They’re made out of meat.”
“Meat?”

“There’s no doubt about it. We picked up several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, and probed them all the way through. They’re completely meat.” That’s impossible. What about the radio signals? The messages to the stars?“They use the radio waves to talk, but the signals don’t come from them. The signals come from machines.” “So who made the machines? That’s who we want to contact.” “They made the machines. That’s what I’m trying to tell you. Meat made the machines.” “That’s ridiculous. How can meat make a machine? You’re asking me to believe in sentient meat.” “I’m not asking you, I’m telling you. These creatures are the only sentient race in that sector and they’re made out of meat.” “Maybe they’re like the orfolei. You know, a carbon-based intelligence that goes through a meat stage.” “Nope. They’re born meat and they die meat. We studied them for several of their life spans, which didn’t take long. Do you have any idea what’s the life span of meat?” “Spare me. Okay, maybe they’re only part meat. You know, like the weddilei. A meat head with an electron plasma brain inside.” “Nope. We thought of that, since they do have meat heads, like the weddilei. But I told you, we probed them. They’re meat all the way through.” “No brain?” “Oh, there’s a brain all right. It’s just that the brain is made out of meat! That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you.” “So … what does the thinking?” “You’re not understanding, are you? You’re refusing to deal with what I’m telling you. The brain does the thinking. The meat.” “Thinking meat! You’re asking me to believe in thinking meat!” “Yes, thinking meat! Conscious meat! Loving meat. Dreaming meat. The meat is the whole deal!  Are you beginning to get the picture or do I have to start all over?” “Omigod. You’re serious then. They’re made out of meat.” “Thank you. Finally. Yes. They are indeed made out of meat. And they’ve been trying to get in touch with us for almost a hundred of their years.” “Omigod. So what does this meat have in mind?” “First it wants to talk to us. Then I imagine it wants to explore the Universe, contact other sentiences, swap ideas and information. The usual.” “We’re supposed to talk to meat?.” “That’s the idea. That’s the message they’re sending out by radio. ‘Hello. Anyone out there. Anybody home.’ That sort of thing.” “They actually do talk, then. They use words, ideas, concepts?” “Oh, yes. Except they do it with meat.” “I thought you just told me they used radio.” “They do, but what do you think is on the radio? Meat sounds. You know how when you slap or flap meat, it makes a noise? They talk by flapping their meat at each other. They can even sing by squirting air through their meat.”  “Omigod. Singing meat. This is altogether too much. So what do you advise?” “Officially or unofficially?” “Both.” “Officially, we are required to contact, welcome and log in any and all sentient races or multibeings in this quadrant of the Universe, without prejudice, fear or favor. Unofficially, I advise that we erase the records and forget the whole thing.” “I was hoping you would say that.” “It seems harsh, but there is a limit. Do we really want to make contact with meat?” “I agree one hundred percent. What’s there to say? ‘Hello, meat. How’s it going?’ But will this work? How many planets are we dealing with here?” “Just one. They can travel to other planets in special meat containers, but they can’t live on them. And being meat, they can only travel through C space. Which limits them to the speed of light and makes the possibility of their ever making contact pretty slim. Infinitesimal, in fact.” “So we just pretend there’s no one home in the Universe.” “That’s it.” “Cruel. But you said it yourself, who wants to meet meat? And the ones who have been aboard our vessels, the ones you probed? You’re sure they won’t remember?” “They’ll be considered crackpots if they do. We went into their heads and smoothed out their meat so that we’re just a dream to them.” “A dream to meat! How strangely appropriate, that we should be meat’s dream.” “And we marked the entire sector unoccupied.” “Good. Agreed, officially and unofficially. Case closed. Any others? Anyone interesting on that side of the galaxy?” “Yes, a rather shy but sweet hydrogen core cluster intelligence in a class nine star in G445 zone. Was in contact two galactic rotations ago, wants to be friendly again.”

“And why not? Imagine how unbearably, how unutterably cold the Universe would be if one were all alone …”

That list is kind of forced upon them. And the fact that instead of playing the blame game, they just get on with the job, I think, is very important to see. One of the big points that happens in that episode is when Clarke does puts Bellamy’s name on the list, and then Bellamy puts her name on the list, you see them being able to make decisions for each other and agree with them. Like finally, you know?
—  Bob Morley
In the Sherlock fandom, we don't say "I love you" we say "Sherlock is actually a girl's name" and I think it's just incredibly frustrating

actually we do say ily when our sister who is locked in a mental institution suddenly escaped and threatened to bomb our friend’s house if we didn’t make them say ily to us

8

You Were Beautiful Project DAY5

Yoon Dowoon ❤️: Dowoonie’s face when he’s focused on his drumming is really beautiful. You can see how much he loves it and how much passion he puts into his drumming. The way he just gets into the song and moves his head according to the beat is really adorable to watch. Sometimes he frowns or smiles during a song and even tho his fancams are rare, when you find one you can’t help but be captivated by this handsome maknae~

Did Shadowhunters 2x08 actually confirm that Magnus and Alec had sex in 2x07?

We had two scenes in 2x08 that sort of mentioned the topic. Did those scenes confirm, without any doubt, that Magnus and Alec had sex in 2x07?

1) Alec and Izzy at the Institute.

Alec said that there’s nothing to talk about when Izzy asked if he took her advice about Magnus (“if it makes you happy [having sex with Magnus], then go for it”). Therefore, if “there’s nothing to talk about”, it’s because Magnus and Alec didn’t have sex that night, isn’t it? “There’s nothing to talk about” could be Alec’s way of saying “sex didn’t happen” without giving details.

But… That’s not necessarily true, either. “There’s nothing to talk about” could mean “sex didn’t happen”, but it could also mean “sex happened but I won’t talk about it”, because well, Izzy is still Alec’s little sister, and in general Alec has always been a reserved person. Maybe Alec just didn’t want to give Izzy the details of his and Magnus’ first time together. Maybe he could even have told her more, if Izzy had had time to insist before Max arrived.

2) Magnus and Jace in Magnus’ loft.

Jace said that Magnus and Alec had “taken things to the next level”, which obviously means he thinks they had sex. And not just that: Magnus answered “he told you”, and then even looked quite shocked when he thought Jace had physically felt what happened between Alec and him that night… Both facts confirming that yes, something did happen, and “something did happen” could perfectly mean “yes we had sex”. Also, judging from Magnus’ expression, he doesn’t look happy of talking about the topic with Jace… But well, Magnus and Jace are not exactly friends yet and Jace is still Alec’s first crush, so it’s understandable. Then Jace said that he can feel how Alec is happier, meaning that’s because Magnus and Alec took an step ahead in their relationship. So, this confirms they really had sex, doesn’t it?

Well… Not necessarily. Something did happen, yes, something that meant an “step ahead” in their relationship… But, can we really be sure that that “something” was sex (and I’m talking about full penetrative sex here)? Maybe it was making out. Maybe it was dry humping. Maybe it was oral sex. All of those alternatives would mean they took an step ahead, since until that they only restricted to kisses, as far as we know. Also, maybe Magnus’ discomfort while talking with Jace meant that the night didn’t went so well at the beginning, considering that Alec wanted to have sex and Magnus had to explain why he didn’t feel ready yet. Finally, Alec maybe indeed feel happier, but having sex with Magnus could be the only reason? Alec would be happier if him and Magnus share a new level of intimacy now, physical or phycological (possibility of a long conversation about insecurities here), but not necessarily full penetrative sex.

EXTRA: Magnus and Alec in Magnus’ loft.

This scene doesn’t mention what happened between Magnus and Alec in 2x07, but it’s the first scene  together after the fade-to-black scene. When Magnus seemed reluctant to host Max’s Rune Ceremony’s party because of Maryse, Alec explained how the said party will also be a confirmation of the permanence of Magnus’ and Alec’s relationship. It gave me the impression that Alec’s words were not only directed to Maryse, but specially to Magnus. I mean, don’t you think that Alec’s reassurance of permanence in 2x08 is a direct answer to Magnus being afraid of losing him if they had sex in 2x07?

But then again, that could mean that: a) they had sex and now Alec is trying to prove to Magnus that he’s not leaving him after that, just as he told him before (“you have nothing to worry about”); or, b) they didn’t had sex and Alec is trying to prove to Magnus that he’s really committed in their relationship, so Magnus doesn’t need to be afraid of losing him even if they have sex.

So, my conclusion? Shadowhunters 2x08 didn’t actually confirm that Magnus and Alec had sex (full penetrative sex) in 2x07.

The problem: it didn’t deny it, either.

wherewildflowersprosper  asked:

Oh my gosh !!! Your writing never fails to fill me major elorcan feels !! Seriously, your fanfictions are a work of art !! Your rowaelin pregnancy one was also beautiful - do you think you could do like it, but with Lorcan finding out that Elide is pregnant !! If not then that's okay !! Thankyou for your contribution to this fandom, it makes my feed a happier place xx

Thank you so much for your kind words! Like really, thank you. It actually makes me so so happy. And just because you asked so nicely of course I’ll write that for you! =D


The day was pleasantly warm and Elide was grateful they had chosen to spend it outside. She basked in the sun, letting it warm the bare skin on her arms. Seeing the marvellous weather outside Aelin had organised a picnic and Elide had eagerly agreed to come. The past week had been blustery and cold as winter tried to hold on as long as it could. But today, today was a true spring day and held the promise of more lovely days to come.

So far the only ones at the picnic were Aelin, Lysandra, Fenrys, Connall and Elide herself. The other males had insisted that they finish their morning training but Aelin was impatient and wanted to head out to find the perfect spot immediately. So the ladies had left with the twins as their unnecessary guards as soon as the baskets had been made up.

Feeling a little restless Elide stood and stretched her arms over her head. The warm morning sunshine was making her sleepy, and looking round she found Aelin dozing off and Lysandra had shifted into a ghost leopard and was sunning herself with her eyes closed. Elide really wanted to go for a walk, but with Lorcan such a distance away her ankle was left without its brace and now she was contemplating if it was more trouble that it was worth.

“Would you like some assistance?”

Connall had appeared beside Elide and he offered her his arm. Elide smiled and took it allowing him to take some of her weight as they began to walk.

~~~~~

Lorcan, Rowan, Aedion and Vaughn were making their way through the woods following the scents of the females to find where they had set up the picnic. Rowan led, but Lorcan followed close behind. Something about Elide’s scent today was setting him on edge, was making him feel almost a little feral and he couldn’t pinpoint why. He felt a driving need to be with her.

When they entered the clearing Elide was no where in sight, only the napping bodies of Aelin, Lysandra and Fenrys were. Rowan approached Aelin and Aedion unstoppered the small water container he carried as he went to Lysandra. Lorcan didn’t particularly want to know how that was going to end so he instead continued his search for Elide. He hadn’t gone too far when she appeared coming through the treeline, holding tightly to Connall’s arm and laughing at something the young fae had said.

Something in Lorcan snapped.

Before he even realised what he was doing he had made it over to Elide, pulled her behind him and was growling at Connall. That had brought everyone’s attention to them and within moments Fenrys was by his brother’s side and Rowan was between them.

“What the Hell Lorcan? What is with you today?” Rowan said looking between Lorcan and Elide, as if Elide could offer some explantion.

“Lorcan, you can stop growling,” Elide said putting her hand on his arm, “It’s only Connall. We just went for a walk. What’s got into you?”

Aelin had joined them by now and stood with her arms crossed, “You know these males and their territorial bull…” then Aelin stopped. Lorcan looked at her as her eyes went a little wide and then Aelin gave him a broad smile. Lorcan finally stopped growling. “Indeed, Lorcan, what has got you acting so territorial today?”

Lorcan looked at Connall. Connall. He had perceived Connall as a threat. That boy was the least threatening thing he had ever met in his long life. But still he had been ready to tear him limb form limb because of Elide. Elide… Hellas damn him it all made sense now.

Lorcan turned to Elide and she just looked confused. Gods, she didn’t know.

“Elide,” Lorcan swallowed as a thousand different emotions slammed into him. “Elide you’re pregnant.”

9

I, the liberator of the world, came to help you!

anonymous asked:

How would the boys react when their s/o suddenly hugs them from behind or kiss them and say they did that just because they wanted to?

That’s adorable! What a cutie s/o.

Noctis:

- If it was in front of the other chocobros I can see him being embarrassed Prompto would tease like there is no tomorrow!
- He wouldn’t push them away or anything though, he would try to give them a kiss back but in his shy awkward Noctis mode he’d probably completely miss their mouth and kiss their eye or something.
- This would make him even more embarrassed if there can be such a thing. Bless him!
- If they were alone though, Noct would hold his s/o’s arms and pull them tighter around himself.
- He loves hugs, and the surprise ones he would find so cute. He’d see it as an uncontrollable feeling of emotion, and would feel all warm that someone gets like that over him.
- His s/o would be able to feel his heart quicken under their palm, and smile at him because of it.
- He’d smile back and shrug his shoulders in a ‘what do you expect, you do this to me a lot’ kind of way.
- They would stay like that for a long time.

Prompto:

- Oh gosh are you trying to give this boy a heart attack?
- Cuteness overload.
- It would make Prompto laugh his lovely laugh, making his s/o feel all warm inside.
- If his s/o had hugged him so their arms were over his shoulders, you can bet your ass he’d be hoisting his s/o onto his back in a second for a piggyback ride! 
- His s/o would use this chance to cover his neck in little kisses between their laughter. Oh my goodness what an adorable pair.
- Prompto loves any kind of contact with his s/o, but surprise kisses would get him a blushing mess in no time.

Gladiolus:

- Gladio would also love surprise hugs and kisses, and as usual wouldn’t mind if they were in front of the other guys.
- He would laugh too, and would definitely love the playful aura of his s/o!
- If they went in for a kiss, he would turn his head as best he could to face them and deepen the kiss from what was probably intended as a sweet peck into a longer, romantic open mouth kiss that would leave his s/o weak at the knees.
- He would break the kiss with the biggest toothy grin he could muster looking very smug indeed. 
- “That’s no fair!” 
- “Surprise me I’ll surprise you back baby.” 
- Noct would lean on Prompto and pretend to be sick, but Gladio would biff him on the back of his head to shut him up.

Ignis:

- Although dear Iggy is a little more private with his affections than the others, he wouldn’t be opposed to a surprise kiss or hug every now and then.
- If his s/o hugged him from behind he’d gasp in surprise, but then pull them to the side so he could wrap his arm around their shoulder and pull them close into his side. 
- Though in private Ignis would love a hug; when he sits down after a stressful day and his s/o wraps their arms round his chest and leans their head on his shoulder he can just feel his tension drifting away. 
- He’d nuzzle his cheek against theirs, loving the feel of their soft skin against his, and his hands would rest on top of theirs.
- No words would have to be spoken, any feelings passing between the two with their touches.
- However, if his s/o kissed his neck, that would be a different story indeed.

autotagging: a subset

I am tagging myself in the alphabet thing. I only want to answer two of them, but in some depth.

K: Yes, I have killed someone. Driving eastbound on Golf Road from the Edens towards a gig in Evanston on an icy December night in 1990, observing the speed limit and all other traffic laws. I had no chance: she was traveling northbound on one of the side streets there and blew clean through her stop sign, right into my path. I swerved right and my left front bumper smashed hard into her left rear quarter-panel. Her car did two full revolutions and careened at full speed into a big tree across the street. I brought mine to a stop in someone’s yard. I ran over to see if she was OK, and I was not ready for what I saw. She hadn’t been wearing a seatbelt, and somehow she went over her steering wheel, face first into the windshield. Her face was so bloodied I wasn’t immediately sure if she were a man or a woman. A neighbor came out and called the police; this was before everyone had a cell phone. As the ambulance took her away and I sat with the Evanston police recounting the events, a commotion erupted on the street from which she’d come. Her son, a huge, hulking man, had become aware of his mother’s condition and was looking for the one who’d hit her. A cop put me into the cruiser and handled the situation with the enraged man (and his friends) beautifully, diffusing the anger at the moment, though it would linger in a lawsuit her son prosecuted (unsuccessfully) over the next two years. She died about two months later from the injuries she sustained that night, only regaining consciousness for a few brief periods during that time. She was old, and in poor health, and what ultimately turned the lawsuit in my favor was that she had been on powerful medication which had side effects including blackouts. Maybe it’s a stretch to say I killed her; the courts clearly felt I did not. Maybe the medicine did, maybe old age did, maybe having a shitheaded, money-grubbing son did. 

Z: I did the math. The constellation Capricornus is comprised of 104 stars according to Wikipedia. I’m not an astronomer, so I was surprised to learn tonight that it’s very difficult to estimate the mass of distant, non-binary stars. (But I was glad to learn it.) Turns out that most of the stars in that constellation are of classes much larger and brighter than our sun; this stands to reason, given that they are pretty far away but we can still see them. For the purposes of this argument, I’m going to assume that each of those stars has mass equivalent to 50 of our suns. That gets them all up into the hypergiant area, huge!, which they’re all surely not, but work with me here. Using Newton’s gravitational law (F = Gm₁m₂/r²), I plugged in this assumed mass for each star, a mass of 86 kg for myself, and the distances to each star, calculating the gravitational force each of those stars (if they were hypergiants) exerts on little old me. And then I added those forces up. Now, the stars are along several different vectors, spreading across 19º of decilnation and 2 arc-hours of ascension, so there’s some kind of vector math to do if I want to be super tidy about this, but I don’t. This bit is already wearing pretty thin. So the sum of all those gravitational forces from all those stars, acting on 86 kg me, given a whole bunch of hand waving around vector math and stellar mass, is about 40 piconewtons, or about the amount of force it takes to break a single hydrogen bond in a single molecule. Maybe that can change the course of history, maybe not. But I’m not one to completely deromanticize astrology, either. Because another force—electromagnetic—emanates from those same stars. And those photons can land on my retinas and knock loose the odd electron, which can in turn trigger many important electrical and chemical reactions in the organ a few inches behind those photons’ final destination, and indeed, the effects there can change history. Good enough for me.

Today my Romania is so beautiful. Today, my Romania is pure light, it’s hope that in the face of evil, goodness shall always rise and fight!

Thank you, my dear Romania! Thank you, my dear home for giving me hope for the future, for making me feel like home, after making me feel like I want to leave you in the past.

No, not anymore. My beautiful Romania, you finally feel like home, indeed!

At this point in episode 5,

I hope I’m not the only one

who actually thought (or rather wished for) that Victor will appear, and grab Yuri’s waist.

jikook au!bowling

ok some of you request me an AU jikook at bowling so here we go! 

  • “come with uuuus” “No Tae, i have literally many things to do”. Taehyung was disappointed. He knew that Jimin didn’t say the truth. The only reason why his bestfriend didn’t want to go at bowling with all of them it was because of course if there’s Yoongi, there’s Jungkook too, Yoongi’s younger brother. And when you just put Jimin and Jungkook into a sentences together, all you can have it’s just a looong competitive argued from all the teases that the younger gives to the elder. “Is because there will be Jungkook too?” “Of course not.” 
  • Night was going well. At the end Taehyung managed to convince his bestfriend. Well…convince is such a big word. For half an hour Taehyung teased Jimin because “I can’t believe Jiminie is avoiding Jungkook-ah because he’s afraid to lose”. It didn’t take too much but Jimin was already ready in 2 minutes.”Jiminie you brat, we still have to go in 5 hours”. 
  • Night was going well. After an hour Jungkook and Yoongi finally arrived. “Why are you two late??” asked Tae holding his lucky BBB (as he likes to call lucky black bowling ball)  “Ask to this idiot” Yoongi just rolled his eyes looking at his brother who didn’t say nothing yet. 
  • “I thought Jiminie is not coming” “I am hyung for you, Jungkook-ah!” “Yeah, whatever” “at least i’m not the one who arrived late!” “but now i’m here. I’d never lose the chance to see you, i mean your bowling skill” Jungkook teased with a smirk on his face. “okay okay, you two stop acting like child and come to play!”
  • Jimin can’t help but still think of the i’d never lose the chance to see you’s Jungkook. He thought what the hell was supposed to mean. It wasn’t the first time that the younger said something like that. Jimin’s face became totally red just with one though and Taehyung looked at him asking with a glance, as if they were telepathic, if he was okay. Of course Jimin wasn’t okay, just the though of that makes him wanna scream like hell no.
  • Everyone was having fun. Hoseok’s scream echoed into the whole room, Namjoon and Yoongi laughing at the stupidity of Taehyung and Jin was busy taking pictures of his precious friends with his lovely polaroid.
  • Jungkook’s score was already 135. Jimin’s score was still 35. Okay maybe it wasn’t his lucky night or maybe it was just the fact that he was never lucky with bowling and stuff.
  • Jimin was so confused. When he failed to strikes he could see the smirk on Jungkook’s face, oh that brat, he’s probably enjoying this moment. And when Jungkook strikes, Jimin could see the taller boy turning around to look at him for a minute with a smile-not-smirk on his face like he dedicated the strikes for him, how absurd was that situation. 
  • Jimin sucks at bowling and things get worse when he started to focus on Jungkook’s body. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING YOU IDIOT LORD IS WATCHING YOU, he said to himself but oh, those pair of skinny jeans fits so well Jungkook’s thighs, that plan white shirt where Jimin could even see his abs and the sweats scrolling slowly on his forehead..Jimin bit his lips. 
  • Jungkook caught the shorty boy starring him. He smiled at him again, like it was the 374923 times and then winked at him. He didn’t even know why he winked at him and he swear, he saw Jimin’s checks totally covered by a red color. It was cute tho. Jimin was cute.
  • It was Jimin turn again and how he predicted, the first strike just hit 4 skittles. It wasn’t his fault, his concentration really flew away and he was tensed, literally tensed. “Jiminie!” he could hear Jungkook’s voice from his behind as the boy walked over Jimin’s position. “Jungkook-ah is gonna make fun of him, mark those words” Hoseok and Taehyung said at the same time laughing. Jimin was ready to scolded them turning in his face but he felt a hand on his wrist and another hand on his hip and suddenly blocked himself when he smell Jungkook’s scent from his back. 
  • It took 5 minutes for Jimin to realize that Jungkook was holding him, teaching him how to pose and how to move. It took literally 5 minutes for Jimin to realize that Jungkook just whispered into his ears with a calm and deep voice that it took all his strengths to not collapse in front of everyone.  
  • “..and then you just let go your hands. Get it?” Jungkook whispered with a calm voice. Jimin really tried to focus, indeed he finally strikes all the skittles. The only problem was that “it’s getting hot, don’t you think Tae?” “no, actually i feel cold..brrrrrr” Taehyung said rubbing his hands on his arms to warm himself. 
  • Night was going well, it was late and everyone was tired ready to return to their home. But before Jimin could walk away, a strong hand hold his arms. “Don’t ever think that i smirked for all this time just because you suck at bowling. It was good having a nice view of your ass in front of my eyes” Jungkook whispered into his ears so no one could listen. “Goodnight Jiminie!” and then Jungkook walked over him to make his way at home with his brother Yoongi.
  • Jimin froze for a moment incapable to say something and blinked twice. “….I’M HYUNG FOR YOU!” he screamed literally red all over his face, blushing like no one. 
  • Jimin and Taehyung walked to their apartment  that they share together. The short one was feeling so hot that he refused to put his jacket on. The tall one was feeling cold..but not cold at all. “Is that Yoongi-hyung jacket? Why have you got his jacket?” Jimin asked after noticed the black jacket that his bestfriend was wearing. “What Jungkook whispered to you before?” Taehyung asked avoiding his bestfriend question. They didn’t say anything but just blushed because oh is the two bestfriends start having a crush for the two hot brothers?

bonus 

  • “Are you come with me or not?” Yoongi asked to Jungkook. “Taehyung said that Jiminie won’t come so i guess no?” he said obviously. “But look, Taehyung just texted me and say that Jimin will come” Yoongi walked into Jungkook’s bed showing his conversation with Taehyung. Jungkook frown “Did you just really saved Tae’s contact with a heart, hyung?” 
Bullet Points: The Fog Clears

A Wondrous Place-part 6 (part 1-5 here, here, herehere and here)

Bullet points are encapsulated scene analysis from the top of each act to the bottom. (each act is bookended by a commercial break)

1. When the scene opens Emma is sitting watching Regina and Snow shoot pool with the Vikings. 

Seriously?

I mean I get that she said she wanted to be distracted and didn’t want to talk about Killian leaving but at this point she could get more support in a crowd of strangers than she’s getting from Regina and Snow.

At the risk of repeating myself, the contrast between the Regina/Emma/Snow interactions and the Killian/Jasmine/Ariel interactions is both striking and intentional.

Emma is on her own here. Facing an emotional maelstrom and just trying to hold on. (more on Emma’s state of mind a little farther down)

2. “I tried to write my own story but it just kept coming out with talking animals and canned morals.”

Even though in retrospect we know the bartender wasn’t really Aesop this is a nice little piece of foreshadowing to the troubles of an author coming in the next episode.

Well done!

3. Aesop/Gideon carefully crafts his tale of woe with his relationship to mirror Emma’s and evoke an emotional response from her. He’s manipulating her and in her current emotional state she’s not clear headed enough to see it.

4. So let’s talk for a minute about Emma’s state of mind and how she got there. 

Leroy reported he saw Killian get on the Nautilus. He wasn’t being shanghaied. He wasn’t at the point of a sword. He was alone and appeared to be acting of his own free will. Emma has no reason to disbelieve Leroy and Leroy has no reason to believe the story goes any deeper than what he saw. There’s a whole lot of incomplete information here but none of it is malicious and there’s no reason for anyone to suspect the situation is anything other than what it appears to be.

The Nautilus is not a place of danger for Killian. There’s nothing about his going there that should raise a red flag. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. It is THE place Killian would run if he needed to think and seek the counsel of a friend (Nemo) and the connection of family (Liam 2).

Emma is the one who told him if he wasn’t ready to trust her they needed not to talk for awhile. So in her mind she sees his leaving as him doing exactly what she suggested. Why should she assume there’s anything suspicious about that?

Her packing up his things and moving them to the shed is less about trying to get over him and more about getting some very painful reminders to a place where she doesn’t need to see them constantly.

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“ From what we heard from the time it was still FF Versus XIII, here’s what the story (FFXV) was supposed to be like:

 The kingdom of Lucis was plunged in eternal darkness…but no one cared, for it was a society that worshipped Death (Etro). Indeed, people who went through near-death experiences had been given a small glimpse of Etro’s power, allowing them to do the kind of things we see in the actual game. Noctis was one of those people. He was also the heir to the Royal Family of Lucis, which operated more like a mafia than an actual monarchy. As the holders of the last Crystals, they had basically the rest of the world under their thumb. Another person with the powers of Etro was Stella, and she was, originally, supposed to be the Final Boss. Indeed, the attacks on the kingdom of Lucis were motivated by Nifleheim, which actually wanted Lucis to share their power with the world instead of dominating the world (at the time, Lucis was the only “modern” kingdom in the world, the rest being more medieval like.)

So originally, you were supposed to be the BAD GUY of the story!! And if you remember well the very, very first trailer of Versus XIII, we see Noctis sitting on his throne, alone and depressed, waiting for waves of soldiers to repell single-handedly. That meant that he had actually achieved supreme power…and was more alone than ever since, having killed Stella, he had lost the only person who could understand him, the only glimpse of light in his world. “

What’s Next for Zephyr

By “I’ll have the post up within the hour” I meant in the next ten minutes because I drafted this last night. Why? Because I’m super excited and hyped!

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