I never really thought what I would do if I wanted to do two scenarios of the same person in the same episode

Yuri on Ice interview translation - Febri 2017/03 (p29-33)

Finally the interview from Febri is finished! I like Kubo’s interviews but I swear I don’t want to see any more for some time… This one is also mentioning a lot of stuff that I haven’t read in other interviews so far. It’s a bit long but definitely worth reading!

Translation is under the cut. I might fix the format a little later on to make it visually better, now I have to leave to go to Wonder Festival… (who needs sleep?).
If you have any questions about the interview feel free to message me.

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End of my first year watching K dramas!

So last February is when I started watching korean dramas and since then it has just been a crazy snowball effect. I was trying to learn anything and everything possible about the hallyu wave and that is what this blog has kind of turned into. I just wanted to run down the list of dramas that I saw and in what order and what my general reactions to them were. 

Since I am such a newb with korean entertainment, I feel like I watched a lot of the more popular well known dramas so I had a foundation to start building on. (like what actor’s/actress’ I enjoy the most, what genre ect ect.) I have also learned the entire korean alphabet and have been working on vocabulary as well. When I think about it, I have learned a lot and it hasn’t even been an entire year yet! 

So here is my list.

First k drama ever was in last feb.

1. My Love From The Star 6/10

I was browsing on hulu one day and saw the picture for it of the lead actress and thought she was really pretty. I thought it might have been a japanese tv show so I had clicked on the description and found the synopsis interesting. After watching the first five minutes, I realized they were not speaking in japanese, it was korean! I remember physically pushing pause and thinking to myself about what I knew about korea. Sadly, the only thing I could think of was the division between north and south and that in elementary school I have a friend who was korean and that was about it. 

So I can’t say I truly got fully addicted to My Love From the Star but it was really entertaining. Stuff that really stood out for me that kept me watching was the fashion, how funny the lead actress was and wanting to know about the murder case. It’s funny cause a lot of kdramas have romantic plot lines as I have come to fully understand but in this one, I understood that it was supposed to be in the forefront but I wasn’t feeling it. I didn’t think the chemistry was really there and I didn’t find anything about them that I could relate to. (However I did like the kiss scene at the end.)

Another thing that stood out was the fact that it was not over sexualized like many television shows in western culture. I wasn’t fully sold, but I found myself wanting more. 

2. Boys Over Flowers 8/10

Alright. This is where my obsession started. After watching the first few episodes I was interested because of Jan Di. I LOOOVVVEEEDDD her character, she was cute and spunky and I wanted to see her stand up to the F4. I can’t say I was completely hooked in the beginning. It was a gradual process. I really hated Jun Pyo and I didn’t see how attractive Lee Min Ho was with his nasty attitude in the beginning. (did I have a lot to learn about the rich chaebol characters or what? hahaha) After seeing his softer side and how he really cared about Jan Di made me fall in love and then from that point onward I was appreciating every single damn scene with Lee Min Ho in it. 

Around this time I had a really bad cyst and was bed ridden for a couple days while it drained, so what did I do? I stayed in bed and watched the entire series in two days! And I have no regrets. I had so many different emotions, I was laughing, crying, yelling at the screen because of stupid mistakes the characters made. Some scenes were just utterly ridiculous but let’s be honest, I was eating that shit up. I enjoyed every moment of Boys Over Flowers the first time I watched it. It was a guilty pleasure.

Note: I have watched many episodes from other dramas like Surplus Princess, to the beautiful you, liar game ect but I did not list them here because I have not finished watching them.

3. Personal Taste 6/10

So after Boys Over Flowers ended and reality set in that I couldn’t look at Lee Min Ho’s beautiful face anymore, I freaked out a little and started doing research on all of the dramas he had been in. Faith and Citty Hunter seemed really interesting but I felt like I was still so new at the kdrama thing, I needed something more light hearted and easy to follow. 

Watching Personal Taste was an awesome experience. It was nice to see Lee Min Ho in a more mature role and I thought Son Yi Jin was cute in this one. The entire time I watched it I was wishing I could live in a house with that kind of architecture.

Although I found Personal Taste enjoyable, I was getting the same feelings that I did watching Boys Over Flowers! I was on a hunt to find something similar.

3. Playful Kiss 5.5/10

While doing my kdrama research a lot of people were recommending this one so I figured why not? It had Kim Hyun Joong in it and he played Ji Hoo in Boys Over Flowers. Let’s see him get the girl this time, I figured. 

This….drama…..uhhh, guys where do I even begin? I wanted to absolutely hate it with a fiery passion but I didn’t because I liked almost all of the characters. The lead girl was soooo co dependent and obsessed with Hyun Joong’s character and I hated it! There was a second male lead in this one that loved her. (I think his name is Lee Tae Sung) And he was sooo fine! Ahhh I loved him. Kim Hyun Joong’s character treated her like absolute crap. And not the way Jun Pyo did to Jan Di. Like he seriously treated her like crap and she was completely okay with it. Pretty much I gritted my teeth and watched it for Lee Tae Sung and the lead girl’s friends. (they were funny!)

4. Faith The Great Doctor 7/10

So after the terrible disappointment with Playful Kiss I figured, fuck it I need Lee Min Ho in my life so I put on Faith. I really enjoyed all of Faith and this is one where I watched multiple episodes in one sitting. The entire progression with the war went on a little too slow for my liking but I did enjoy Lee Min Ho’s character as Choi Young. I loved the overall story and the ending was one of my favorite endings I have seen in a kdrama to date. I should also make note this is when I was exposed to actor Philip Lee I think his name is and I was happy when I saw him in Secret Garden.

Oh, one last thing, my boyfriend actually was interested in this one. All of the other ones he rolled his eyes at haha. 

5. The Heirs 5.5/10

So at this point I was still super in love with Lee Min Ho and there was a new drama that was buzzing all over drama land called The Heirs. Pretty much same plot line as Boys Over Flowers, I was excited! 

I have come to realize that certain dramas (The Heirs, My Love From The Star) are so over rated and they aren’t even that great. Although I did enjoy certain pieces of Heirs (Kim Woo Bin, the mute mom, the relationships between the mothers ect) I really didn’t like how feminine they made Lee Min Ho’s character. Like…after watching this I didn’t find him that attractive. Actually, after watching The Heirs I took a break from watching kdramas because I was so disappointed. I mean at that point I was like, what other dramas am I going to watch? Lee Min Ho isn’t in them…

6. Coffee Prince 10/10

The Gods in heaven sent Coffee Prince to me. And Gong Yoo!!! So after my disappointment with Lee Min Ho in Heirs, it was so nice to watch a new drama and actually find a male lead attractive. The entire story was executed perfectly and the chemistry between Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun Hye is so amazing, they go from being best friends to lovers. This drama especially touched me because it isn’t the typical, “seperate the two and give them heartache.” scenario. The music wasn’t over played and annoying, I mean seriously, everything was perfect in my book. This is still my favorite drama to date.

7. Secret Garden 7/10

For the most part I found Secret Garden enjoyable. This is where I was introduced to Hyun Bin who I find to be an exceptional actor. The only reason I am not super crazy about this one is the main actress unfortunantely is not up to par with Hyun Bin’s acting skills. At least for me, it was REALLY obvious Hyun Bin had committed to his role 100% and she was somewhere in the 72% range.  

8. City Hunter 9.5/10

After finally getting over my disappointment with Heirs, I decided it was time to watch City Hunter. To my surprise I found it on Netflix so I didn’t have to watch it on my computer! I watched it on my PS3 and my boyfriend actually joined me in watching it. He never thought he would get used to the subtitles but he did because he got into the story along with me. The entire thing was enjoyable for both of us and I am really glad I got to have that experience with my boyfriend. So ladies! If you like watching kdramas and have a boyfriend, I highly recommend watching City Hunter with him lol. 

9. My Name is Kim Sam Soon 8/10

I have heard this is the mother of all Kdramas so why wouldn’t I want to watch it?! I have to say I absolutely loved the entire drama, one of the funniest ones I have seen. Kim Sun Ah’s acting really stood out for me so she instantly became a favorite and of course Hyun Bin was awesome. One of my favorite scenes is the piano scene ;)

10. Scent of a Woman 9.5/10

So I decided to watch this one because of Kim Sun Ah and lemme tell you…you’re going to need some tissues lol! For some reason I found this one listed as a romantic comedy…it is not! This is a melodrama if I ever did see one. It is about dealing with cancer and death so it is a serious subject. I kept thinking by the end she was going to me miraculously healed and if that was the case I was going to hate the whole thing but that is not what happened. It was much more realistic so this is one of my favorite kdrama endings along with Faith. 

11. Rooftop Prince 10/10

This I believe is the only other drama besides coffee prince that I give a 10/10 to. I loved the story, the directing, writing, acting and everything about it. Sometimes I myself can get a little spoiled and I saw myself in the Crown Prince which made me laugh. When he gets mad and yells it feels like I am looking at a male version of myself. This is a must watch for EVERYONE!

12. Goong 7/10

And now I end 2014 off with Goong. I am almost done watching it! I have to say that I really do enjoy it but it is sooooo slow right now! I am on episode 19 and I am almost 10% positive they could have made this show shorter. I am finding myself dozing off every time the elders are having a conversation. All their conversations are almost always the same. But I have to say that I do love Yoon Eun Hye in this drama. 

After I finish Goong I will probably try and finish some dramas I am almost done with (surplus princess and liar game mainly) 

I feel very good with this year of discovering the hallyu wave and I can’t wait for next year! 

anonymous asked:

Can I get how got7 would react to their gf having an intimidating vibe ( like always dressing in ripped jeans and black leather jacket) but she's actually really weird and dorky? Thank you 💜

Sorry for the late reply, I just changed the request a little bit just so I could work with it more, hopefully you still like it! :)

Anything in italics is your personal thought, anything in bold italics is the boys personal thoughts and lastly Y/N means your name :)

JB: You were running late of your date with JB and he was patiently waiting on the couch waiting for you to finish, but you still didn’t have an outfit ready to wear. 

“Y/N are you ready yet?” 

“Almost I just need to finish my makeup, and pick out an outfit.” You shouted behind the closed restroom door.

“I can pick out your outfit!” JB got up and started to make way to your room, he opened your closet to see your clothes broken up into two sections, the left side it was your ripped jeans and black clothing and the right side was all your Disney and band merch tshirts. JB was laughing at all the dorky shirts you had. You heard a knock on the restroom door and once you opened the door there was a JB holding a red Mickey Mouse t-shirt with black pants. “Jagi you would look cute in this.”

You slammed the door in JB’s face, while rolling your eyes at him.

“You’re a cute dork!! Come on y/n. Open the door! STOP BEING MAD AT ME!!” 

Mark: “Mark! Hurry up the movie is about to start!” It was friday night, which means it was you and Mark’s weekly movie night and it was your week to pick the movie.

“I’m coming. I’m coming.” He was holding the blanket and the bowl of popcorn. “What movie are we watching? I forgot to ask.”

You grabbed the bowl of popcorn, before you could answer the opening scene of Star Wars Episode IIII started to play.

“Star Wars? Really? I never thought you would be into this sort of stuff, you’re more into those documentary films..” Mark turned to face you.


“You’re so weird but I love you.” He put his arm around you and brought you close to him and gave you a kiss on the top of your head.

Jackson: It was Wednesday night and typically you do facial masks while you try to catch up on the shows that you missed on Monday and Tuesday due to work. You took off your combat boots, jeans, black long sleeve and switched into your Little Mermaid sweatshirt and yoga pants. You walked to the restroom and after you applied your avocado mask, you heard the front door opening.

“Babe where are you!?!? I’VE MISSED YOU!! COME LOVE ME!!” 

There was your annoying but lovable boyfriend who came home 4 hours early. Shit what do I do!? “I’m in the restroom! I’ll be out in 20!” Panic mood started to panic, so you locked the door.

“Why do you need 20 minutes in the restroom?” Jackson asked while walking closer to the restroom. “Why is the door locked, Jagi open the door!! LOVE ME!!”

“Jackson I’m busy!!” 

“Can I see your face?? Pleaseeeee.” Jackson’s voice was getting to the point where you couldn’t say no to him. You unlocked door and gave him your resting b***h face look. His eyes got really wide “You look really cute and funny like really funny but mainly cute! Stop giving me that intimidating look just love me already!!”

Junior: “Junior don’t you have enough books at home?” You were bored out of your mind, your boyfriend smooth talked you into going to the book store with him. The was the seventh book he picked out and still was deciding if he wanted to get this one or something different.

“Jagiya, I’m looking for the right book. Go look around the store maybe you’ll find something that catches your interest.” 

You groaned and turned away to leave your boyfriend to his books. You walked aimlessly around the store until you something did catch your attention. It was the comic book section. I wonder if they have the comic that I’m missing.. Hmm.. After 5 minutes of searching you found it! You found Batman/Superman #29, the newest one of the series and you were super happy. Just as you were about to start reading you heard your name.

“Y/N why are you in the comic section?” Junior asked while holding 4 books in his arm. “I didn’t know you were into this sort of stuff..”

“What do you mean by that?” That slight comment angered you because all your life everybody would say that too you since you were a girl.

“Its nothing bad, I mean you don’t dress like you would like it and you never brought it up before.” As soon as he finished saying his comment, he instantly regretted it.

“OHHHH I’M SORRY JUNIOR I DIDN’T KNOW I HAD TO WEAR CERTAIN THINGS TO LIKE COMIC BOOKS! IM! SO! SORRY!! And since I never brought it up before let me do that right now. Superman is a million times better then Batman!” Now that you started you weren’t going to stop. You really didn’t care if people were giving you looks

Is she really going to argue about Superman and Batman? I fell in love with a huge dork. He smiled to himself and just looked at you with amazement.

Youngjae: You told your boyfriend that while he was away on tour you would take care of Coco. He was incredibly happy because the person he loves would take care of the dog he loves. After spending 2 weeks with coco you were upset that she would be going back to the boys dorm soon and you didn’t want her to leave. As you came home after a long day at work there was coco waiting by the door for you to come home. You took off your heels and put your leather jacket in the hallway closet and little coco followed right behind you, jumping so you can pick her up. You grabbed her, headed towards the tv and put on your favorite movie Aladdin and had coco sitting on your lap. When the “A Whole New World” scene come on you got up and started singing to coco and while holding her close to your chest you were dancing all over the living room floor. At the same moment you didn’t hear the front door opening.

“Jagi, I’m home early! I’ve missed you and coco so much! I have to tell you what Bambam did-” Youngjae stopped mid-sentence when he saw what you were doing. 


He never thought you would do something like this ever. 

Why is she so weird? But she’s really cute at the same time. I’ve missed her so much.. I picked the right girl.

Bambam: He invited you as his guest to a fashion show and of course he wanted to go matching because he’s just that type of boyfriend that would be into that type of stuff. Everyone would look at the two of you when you entered the room. Your outfits consisted of ripped black skinny jeans, black ankle boots, black long sleeved shirt with thin white stripes while wearing a long wool coat. After the show ended, you went to the after party where you just mostly kept to yourself because you rather have Bambam be the loud one out of the relationship while you just gave people the vibe that you didn’t want to be bothered. He noticed you were being awfully quiet and knew you were probably getting bored plus he noticed the time; it was getting late and you had to get home soon so you can get some rest for work tomorrow.

“Y/n let’s go.” He flashed a smile and lightly grabbed your hand and took you outside. “Want some ice cream?” You nodded your head yes and started to walk towards the nearest store. After you got your ice cream, Bambam wanted to go to the park and sit on the swings. It was nice outside; it was a starry night, with a gentle wind hitting your face.

“Jagi what are you thinking about?” Bambam noticed you were staring at the stars and were barely touching your ice cream.

“Huh? Oh no you would think its weird.” You still were looking at the stars

“Try me.”

“Bambam do you ever wonder if aliens are real? Like what if the government is hiding everything from us? We have all those really random videos, and theres stories plus NASA could be hiding things too!! Its just there’s so many galaxy’s what if they live over there. Also there could be a parallel universe too and what if there’s also–” You were starting to get on a roll but you were interrupted

“Jagi. You’re being really weird and I’m not use to it but keep going. I like this side of you.” *insert gif*

Yugyeom: You were patiently waiting for Yugyeom outside of the movie theatre, he was running late and told you to pick the movie that you wanted to see and he’ll meet you outside.

Maybe I should call him to see where he is.. Your pull out your phone trying to get a hold of your boyfriend and you hear a ring tone behind you. You felt a tap on your shoulder, as you turn around there was your loving boyfriend sweating and tired. 

“Y/n I’m sorry I’m late. Practice was running late but I made it just in time. Right? Has the movie started? Am I too late?” He was starting to babble and you knew if he kept going you would definitely be late for sure. You grabbed his arm and dragged him inside. While you were waiting in line to buy some popcorn. Yugyeom asked another question. “What movie are we watching?”

“Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens!!” 

“Ohh” Yugyeom looked sort of upset.

“What’s wrong?”

“I just don’t know much about the storyline.”

“Wait seriously?” You looked looked at him in shocked. “Well luck you, your girlfriend loves Star Wars so here’s a quick summary. This takes place in the far off galaxy and it’s in the middle of a civil war pretty much in the galaxy and the Empire is trying to get rid of all the good guys who are called Jedis. Okay? So what happens next is…..” You went on and on and you kept getting looks because of the vast knowledge you knew about Star Wars. While you were sitting down in your seats you were still going on about how Anakin only did this to protect the love of his life even though she died.

“Jagi. Jagiya, the trailers are about to start maybe you should lower your voice.”

“oh right sorry!” You had the hugest smile on your face and started to stuff your face with popcorn.

She is a huge dork, but she’s my dork. He kept giving you glances and a tender smile, seeing how excited you were for the movie.

Codename: Kids Next Door Challenge

I’ve never actually finished one of these…I always start them and then write too much, or forget half way through. But in honor of the G:KND video that was posted and the resurgence of the show into my consciousness, I figured I should do something to pay tribute to my favorite kid’s television show of all time! At least to get my feelings out there…

Challenge found here:


So here it is! Kids Next Door. Operation: C.H.A.L.L.E.N.G.E. 










…wow that’s harder than it looks. XD

DAY ONE: Favorite Character! 

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Izetta Finale Thoughts (Ep. 12)

Well, since my noob ass hit the Tumblr photo limit (that I didn’t know about rofl) and I have a bit less than 6 hours before that resets, I will post the rest of my finale caps and my comedic shitposts later for you guys. For now, I’ll simply divulge my thoughts about the finale and about the series as a whole. It’s been one hell of a magic broom ride and I’m feeling so blessed right now. I hope you feel the same.

There are LOTS OF SPOILERS HERE. If you haven’t watched episode 12, don’t read this!

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This is an interview with Katsumi Ono and Shinpei Takagi, ARC-V’s (and 5D’s’) Director and Yugo’s Japanese voice-actor respectively, posted over on NAC.  Translated it while bored at work, and here are the results, copied over from there! There were some scans of articles about characters like Reiji and young Rin and Yugo, which I’ll also tackle.

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anonymous asked:

What do u think is Raven's view on grounders? She is the person who has the most reason to hold a grudge against them: being falsely accused/tied/cut, losing finn, having to suffer bone marrow removal due to lexa making deals with MW, losing gina (a close friend with whom she had more chemistry than her official bf). Do you think if she was in bell's shoes she'd also massacre 299 warriors? Do you think she shares Bellamy/Pike's views and would approve of their actions if ALIE plot didn't happen?

i havent been able to get to any asks lately, because life loves to get in the way, which means i am sort of out of the loop with analysis and stuff, but this question got me hooked because I know for a fact that others here have thoughts on this too so i’ve sat down and thought this through a bit for myself and i’ve come to the conclusion that she definitely would have shared pike’s view (probably not fight with him on the field though because of her leg/chronic pain) if she hadn’t been so disconnected from the political themes in arkadia (which was due to the whole CoL/ALIE storyline), and here is why:

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my friend thinks iwaoi is abusive and im having a hard time convincing her its not like idc if she doesnt ship it but even as friends she thinks its an unhealthy relationship what should i say im not good at explanations

Oh boy I’m sorry it took long for me to reply - I just had to write this properly and straighten out my thoughts since this is pretty important to me!! I also discussed this with Liz aka @haikyuusetters and we both agree that iwaoi, whether friendship-wise or romantically, is not abusive, and here’s why, but let’s get something out of the way first: 

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The map legend

I think many people were put off by the voice-over scene at the end, because it seemed to put Regina firmly in the friendship category and Hook in the love category. Except, it didn’t. Following the very strict rules of dumb positivity, I’m going to turn what probably was one of the most hated scenes of this episode for many in a map key to this season. Hope you’re ready for the ride, because if we dive any deeper into the rabbit hole, we’ll hit the center of the earth.

So let’s look at the words of imaginary-Rumple-also-known-as-Dark-and-ridiculously-hot-admit-it-Emma’s very dark thought process. 

 “As long as the darkness has existed, one thing has always held us back.”

“The pull of the family who we’re so desperate to protect.”

“The friendships that make it impossible to forget who we used to be.”

“The magic that threatens to undo our most evil deeds.”

“And, worst of all, the love that refuses to give up on us.”

So let’s look at those scenes again. Remember that we’re in Emma’s mind and that this is part of a very complex scheme set-up by the writers to mislead us. So there has to be truth in it, but it’s full of misdirects.

“The pull of the family who we’re so desperate to protect.”

Snow, Charming and Neal. Her parents and brother. You can pretty much take this one at face value. It’s meant to set the tone of the series. The words and the images match, we see her loving family that we can imagine she wants to protect.

On a side note, why isn’t it simply the love for her family that keeps her from completely giving in to the darkness? Why is it specifically the need to protect them? In other words, why do they need to be protected from her fully embracing the darkness in itself? If Emma embraces the darkness, she will show the world who she is, utterly and completely. You could interpret it as her wanting to protect her family from seeing her true colors, because she thinks it will hurt them to know her. However, as I said, this scene needs to be taken at face value, so we are tricked into doing the same thing with the other scenes.

“The friendships that make it impossible to forget who we used to be.”

They show us an image of Henry and Violet, who’ve been clearly framed as a romantic couple in the making. Now, I bet our minds did a couple of things there. We included Henry in the family part of the previous sentence, but when we heard the word ‘friendship’, we expected to see an image of Regina. Instead we got Henry and Violet. Then I bet our minds did another little correction. I bet we were first confused that those two were framed as friendship. So we did a double take and then we explained to ourselves that it was of course not love yet and all budding love starts with a friendship.

Isn’t that exactly the way we see Emma and Regina’s relationship? Didn’t they just offer us a key to interpreting their friendship as a romantic one in the making. Especially, because everyone expected to see Regina when the word friendship was mentioned and they showed us budding love.

“The magic that threatens to undo our most evil deeds.”

Now here things get really interesting. We were expecting to see Regina when friendship was mentioned, so when she’s finally shown, we still file her away under that category. Except, that wasn’t her category. Regina is in her own category. Regina is the magic. And as other people have pointed out, true love is magic. Regina is true love.

The true love that threatens to undo our most evil deeds. Isn’t that similar to what Emma has done for Regina, just by believing in her? Henry’s love and Emma’s believe and ultimately her love may not have undone the Queen’s most evil deeds, but it has helped Regina to come back from it. I want to stress the word similar, because this is, about Regina threatening to undo Emma’s most evil deeds. Regina is determined to stop Emma’s darkness, to not let her succumb to it. She’s trying to set things right by taking on her role as the Savior. What if it means even more. What if we take it literally? What if whatever Regina does as the Savior during this curse has the potential to turn back time for Emma and literally undo her most evil deeds? What if the curse is some form of deal, some sort of contract with a clause. Emma goes Dark, but if Regina comes through, they will be brought back to that point in time and they can make a different choice and Emma won’t go dark.

This scenario gives the writers room to have Emma kill people we never thought she would kill. They can really make Emma the most chilling villain we have ever seen, have her commit the most heinous acts. We can really explore Emma’s psychology. Yet, they can turn it all back if Regina pulls through, because that would be the premise. Regina would be a lot like Emma during season one, with absolutely everybody’s future depending on her choices.

Now, it may seem like an easy out for Emma, but it isn’t. Even if her evil deeds are undone, she committed all of them with the knowledge they may very well be final. She will have to deal with the guilt regardless. There are no guarantees Regina will actually pull through.

Emma needs someone with whom she can safely let it all out, Emma needs to be given room to be angry, to rage. To show her absolute worst self, the Dark Swan, to someone, and have that person still not give up on her, still love her. Still see all that see is. That would heal Emma in the same way Emma’s belief in Regina saved her.

“And, worst of all, the love that refuses to give up on us.”

This scene, again, was incredibly misleading, but first let’s look at the structuring before we get into it. Scene one (family) was linked with scene two (friendship) because Henry is also an essential part of Emma’s family. If we follow the same logic, we have to assume scene three (magic) is similarly linked to scene four (love), but because there is not link between scene two and scene three, we can assume that is the structure’s mirroring surface. So the scene four theme (love) applies to what is in scene three (Regina), in the same way the scene one theme (family) applied to what was in scene two (Henry).

Now, don’t worry if that didn’t make much sense to you, because what follows is far more interesting. Let’s look at the words we hear and the scene we are presented with. Love that refuses to give up on us. Except. Hook in this scene is exactly that. It’s the image of someone who has given up. He is not working tirelessly in a library, reading about Dark One mythology, trying to see if there is something he’s missed during those 300 years when it was about hate. He’s getting drunk at a bar. He looks like he has given up in that moment. Obviously he hasn’t yet, but this is a deliberate choice to tell you that he will.

Now, it becomes entirely dodgy and I’ve contemplated not writing this bit, but I thought I should anyway. I apologize to Rumbellers, this is why it is the anti-tag, so this is the bit you shouldn’t read. It’s not what I want to happen, just something I couldn’t ignore. I have been working on a Hook meta and while it isn’t finished, one of my conclusions was that Hook started his journey of redemption on the wrong side of Henry’s family tree. Regina’s history is tied in with the history of the Charmings, but Hook’s history is entirely tied in with that of Rumple’s family. So my guess, even before the start of this season was that they’d break up Emma and Hook and Hook would be transferred to Rumple’s storyline. That he and Rumplestiltskin would play a part in each other’s redemption, at least if a redemption is in store for one or both of them. I thought Hook and Belle working together last season and having meaningful conversation in the library about love and Rumple foreshadowed that. Their conversation was more meaningful and more of a two-way conversation than Emma and Hook ever had, in fact.

Since then, there has been an interview in which Adam & Eddy confirm we’ll get more backstory for Hook during the second part of the season, which does sound like a possible redemption arc for him. They like to dive into people’s pasts to show us why they do what they do. I also thought a big part of Hook’s redemption has to be about learning how to treat women. He simply doesn’t know, because he grew up without a mother on a ship, surrounded only with men. Men who either demonize women or put them on a pedestal. We’ve seen he only has those two modes. First Emma is just a conquest, then she becomes the entire reason for his existence. There is no in-between. It made me wonder who they’d introduce as a love interest for Hook on the show, a woman who wasn’t a love interest first, someone he could see and get to know as a person, as a friend. I thought they should either be on the show already or they should be introduced very soon…  Belle did cross my mind, but I dismissed it completely. They wouldn’t go there, right?

Until now. Look at the scene again. Look at the way Belle looks at Hook. With empathy and understanding. She is the ‘love that refuses to give up on us’. That scene foreshadowed Belle not giving up on Hook. It may be romantic, it may be platonic. A story where Hook finds friendship with a woman and reconciliation with his enemy seems quite powerful as well. Regardless, that sentence, it wasn’t about Hook and Emma, it was about Belle and Hook.

As you can see, I’m too far in to ever come out. I think we’re headed for Swan Queen and I haven’t even rewatched the episode yet. The fact that they showed us a scene with two women in white dresses, taking each other’s hands and coming down the stairs in a big hall, is almost baffling to me. It clearly foreshadows a lesbian wedding (anyone who doesn’t know the show flipping through the channels at that point would have assumed exactly that) and they made such smart use of most people’s automatic repulsion to incest, especially between mother and daughter, that if for some of us, our mind briefly went there, we dismissed that thought completely. It definitely worked on me! Until I got a clever anon who pointed it out and made me realize why I didn’t see the obvious and I remembered that was exactly what happened. My mind went there, I felt uncomfortable because they were mother and daughter and I filed it away as quickly as possible.

They had their mother and daughter moment before this scene, it would have made more sense to this with Hook or with Charming. Instead, we got the visual equivalent of a lesbian wedding. Coincidence? I think not.

I saw so many interesting theories in the #dumb positivity tag and I don’t think I’ll be able to add much as I rewatch. I can’t say how thrilled I am that we are talking about the show and analyzing instead of agonizing, because that is exactly what I was hoping for. It brings the fun back, it’s an exhilarating game. It’s the act of defiance, we are reclaiming our entertainment. Booyah! (…or something. Is that too nineties? If so, can we bring it back anyway?)

In conclusion, I’ve never been more certain of Swan Queen than I was while writing of this post. I gained clarity as I wrote. Now I feel this entire little scene was a map legend that shows us exactly how we’re going to be tricked for an entire season and what to expect. Nothing is what it seems. I’m so ready for this ride and nothing can ever prepare me for it. Down the rabbit hole it is… who’s bringing the carrot cake?

davegroehlsdrums  asked:

Another potential ficlet prompt to keep our minds busy during the DRAMA: another person at work asks Sally Ann if she has a boyfriend, and this time she has an answer. Heh.

So now that Hasil and Sally-Ann’s plot line has started moving again in the show, I should probably explain that most of the ficlets are set in some vague, undefined Sasil universe where they’re together (and keeping their relationship secret) but where Sally-Ann still works… maybe the universe that exists between Episode 5 and Episode 6? Anyway, now that we’ve got that cleared up, on to the actual story… :)

The scanner chirped again and again, the friendly and persistent electronic trill only serving to enhance her already high level of irritation and fatigue. She scanned everything that came across her register: weed killer, pool toys, bird seed, drain cleaner, power tools, and even the occasional replacement toilet seat. Everything was scanned and priced and tabulated, paid for with cash, credit card, personal check, or money order, and then she would turn and smile at the next face in the line, a line that, on a busy day like today, never seemed to stop.

Sally-Ann looked up from her scanning, her eyes distractedly glancing at the length of the line, as her attention caught on one customer in particular. She tried not to sigh or roll her eyes in frustration. Of course, she thought, of course he would pick today, pick this afternoon, to come by. And of course he would pick her lane to stand in, even though there were other lines, shorter ones. She glanced back behind her at Jacqui, who was working the next register over, and even after the older woman recognized what Sally-Ann was silently indicating to her, all she really could offer was a tiny shrug of sympathy.

As with all dreaded moments, time moved much more rapidly than she would have preferred, and soon enough he was ambling up towards the counter, dropping a dozen or so boxes of metal hardware down onto its surface.

“And how are ya doin’ this afternoon, Miss Sally-Ann?” he asked, a dimpled grin spreading across the bottom half of his face. Sweat beaded along the sides of his neck, even in the air conditioned store.

“I’m fine, J.T. How are you?” She smiled, but only politely, only enough that there could be no cause for official complaint.

“Oh, I’m jus’ fine. Righter than rain…” he replied, chortling a little at his own words.

“You find everythin’ okay?” she asked, deliberately looking down at the box of 2″ nails she was attempting to scan, rather than meeting his gaze.  

“I did, indeed… and, I must say, you are lookin’ particularly fetchin’ today.”

“Thank you,” she said quietly, as she dropped the box into a plastic store bag.

“Y’know…” he said, planting his hands on the counter, “I always come in here and I always ask ya the same question…” He turned his head imploringly, as if he wanted her to be the one to say it out loud. She wasn’t about to do that, though, and she was cringing with the knowledge that he was going to say it for her anyway. “C’mon… when ya gonna go out with me, Sally-Ann?”

She looked up at his face, all pink and pasty, his dull brown hair falling part-way into his eyes. At first she said nothing, even though she knew full well what going out with J.T. would involve. More likely than not, she would spend the evening sitting next to him on a bar stool at Tony’s, watching him toss back bottles of Bud Light for a couple hours as he yelled at the NASCAR race playing on the bar’s single TV. All in all, she would be lucky if he didn’t try to drunkenly grope her as she came out of the bathroom.

But with guys like that, you couldn’t just say no. You had to come up with reasons. And most of the time, they didn’t really care about your reasons, seeing your rejection as simply the first step in a long process of negotiation.

Still, you had to give your reasons all the same.

“J.T., you know I can’t go out,” she said, trying to make her voice as business-like as possible, as she grabbed another box of hardware and continued scanning his merchandise. “I’m busy. I’m workin’.”  

“Yeah, y’always say that…” Suddenly, though, his eyes widened with some realization. “Well, how ‘bout the Fourth of July, then? It’s just in a few days. Nobody’s workin’ then.”

“I can’t,” she said quickly, without really knowing what she was doing; her only thought had been to try to make this conversation be over as soon as possible.

“Why not, huh?” he asked. “What’re ya doin’?”

“Well, um…” she stammered, trying to think of something to say. And then, for some unfathomable reason, she told him the truth. “I’m gonna be with my boyfriend. We’ve got plans.”

The moment she said it, part of her regretted it. This was a small town and people talked, and it wasn’t hard to imagine a scenario where her brother somehow heard about it, or an even worse version of it. Plus, she and Hasil didn’t even have real plans, just some loose arrangements that involved them meeting up at the house in the afternoon.  

“Boyfriend?” J.T. sputtered. “What boyfriend?”

“Look, I just…” She paused, letting out a little sigh. “I got a boyfriend, okay?”

“Really?” he asked, his eyes narrowing suspiciously. “What’s he do?”

“He’s… he’s in sales. Sells all kinds of things.” It was strange; once she started talking, it was almost as if she couldn’t stop. “Mostly things he makes, like wood carvings. He’s an artist, too.”

“So how come I never met ‘im? Where’s he live?”

“Up in the hills,” she replied. “In a cabin. He hunts and traps up there. That’s why he doesn’t come into town that often…” She tilted her head slightly, as if challenging him to question her again. “Anyway, he and I, we got plans.”

Turning back towards her register, she pressed her fingers to the screen in order to finalize his purchase.

“That’ll be thirty-nine twenty,” she said sweetly.

“Hmmm… well…” J.T. said, slapping two twenty-dollar bills on the counter. “You enjoy yourself, then.”

And then he reached over and grabbed his plastic bag from the metal rack and began walking straight towards the doors, not looking back at her once.

After that, it took a little while for the mid-day crowd to thin, but as she greeted customers and rang up all their purchases, a tiny smile refused to budge from her face. She was thinking about Hasil Farrell and the Fourth of July and all the things she could show him. She was thinking about how much he would love hamburgers and homemade apple pie. She was thinking about how they could sneak down towards the bridge and watch the town’s tiny fireworks show light up the night sky and the water below.

Eventually, the line disappeared, and Sally-Ann leaned back against her register, squeezing and flexing her tired feet inside her shoes. She glanced over at Jacqui, who was looking back at her with a small, enigmatic smile.

“Honey… that was great, with J.T…” Jacqui said. “You held him right off…” And then she grinned, a breathy, tired laugh escaping from her lips, as she raised her eyebrows at Sally-Ann in amusement. “I almost believed you.”

And then Sally-Ann laughed, too, happy in the sweet anticipation of seeing him, happy in the knowledge that her secret would probably be safe for a little while longer.

cubancupcake305  asked:

Hi: Given what we've read from TSDF tumblr, what is your opinion regarding Ninja's comments on the 2nd hug? We know that they are very matter of fact with spoilers and that they don't put any spin on their answers, but she did say that Daryl's 2nd hug was "pretty sweet" and Carylers' were "gonna gif the shit out of it. Do you think there could be something more? Like a declaration of love or forehead kiss?Also what about comment "it ain't no brotherly hug". Thanks:)

Hi there my lovely,

First of all thank you so much for the thoughtful ask and for thinking of me. I will try to be as helpful as possible but since the issue at hand is very subjective and based on observational opinions I am not sure what to think about it either.

The one thing I am very sure of is that the people who represent the major spoiler sites do not have any shipping allegiances, have never displayed a ship bias and have always been careful to report the information they get in a professional and emotionally detached manner.
I’ve also known them to always try and be respectful about the things they report and avoid enflaming the fandom if at all possible.
They don’t target anyone or cater to anyone because they report to everyone.
People get mad at them when they report something they don’t like so it’s only natural for them to make sure and reveal the information as carefully, as plainly and as accurately as possible.
A lot of the things @thespoilingdeadfans get can also be interpretive, void of context, background info and subject to change before any of it actually airs on screen; which makes the manner they present what they know is even more important.
Facts. No interpretation. The basics so to speak.
From what I know the information they get is from third party sources and therefore some interpretation error is to be expected, but I think they try and compensate for that through corroboration and downplaying the source bias through giving us situational facts only. 

As a Caryler/Carol/Daryl fan I’ve followed spoilers pertaining to them for a while.
I am not a forum member and I don’t use Facebook much, so a lot of what I’ve come know has been through their tumblr outlet and I can honestly say that they have always reported Caryl information in the same exact manner they’ve done with everything else. Facts and opinions on the things they tell us. 

The staff does not ship CARYL but I think they have shown us many times that they respect the dynamic in all its forms and when the information they put out is attacked by non-Carylers they always go out of their way to clarify and defend the truth.
The Caryl/Carol related spoilers pretty much always give them the most grief by others, and that probably means that they are likely even more reserved in the way they report them. 
To be clear I don’t think they downplay, hide or censor what they have - I just think they scrutinize the wording a little more than usual in order to avoid the drama that is sure to follow. 

With that said let’s take a look at the spoiled hugs;

The CARYL hug at Terminus was described as an ‘embrace’.
It included running, nuzzling, sweeping, rocking, crying, grasping, going in for seconds…

The hug at the end of “The Same Boat” 614 was dubbed as a ‘quick hug’.
It included eagerness, pulling, soft caressing, chin cradling…

Essentially both hugs were very emotional, very moving and very meaningful. Both welcomed Carol home. Both were very intimate.

The hugs in 710 have been presented with a bit more details (Squeeee) - “tight hug”, “full body hug”, “sweet”, “you’ll gif the crap out of it”, “ain’t no brotherly hug”…
As a shipper my thought is that the two new hugs are perhaps much more visibly emotional and physical than the hugs before.
A lot more focused. A lot more ‘uncharacteristic’. A lot more LOVEY…maybe! Eager!?
But do these uncharacteristic comments and descriptions mean something more - is that last hug less platonic than the ones before? 

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Episode / Character Analysis: Agents of SHIELD, "The Beginning of the End" / Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons

An analysis of the season one finale, through the lens of a character analysis.

Part 1 - Grant Ward
Part 2 - Skye
Part 3 - Phil Coulson
Part 4 - Melinda May

Part 5 focuses on Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons. 

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*SU Spoiler* What is Love?

“The Answer” was amazing in plot and design! It was beautiful, amazing, and truly wonderful.

What I love about this episode was how it depicted the struggles and wonders of love. Let’s get down to the whole episode.

Sapphire before Garnet is a rare gem who can see into the future. Because she already knows the answer to possible outcomes she is a bit cold and accepts the possibilities without question. Come to think of it, this type of behavior exists in the real world! Think about arranged marriages, wealthy and poor families, war, and many other scenarios with the same personality as Sapphire. Many people like Sapphire don’t have many choices for their future and often accept the consequences no matter the outcome.

Ruby before Garnet is a body guard to Sapphire. Her status makes her awfully careful of her actions. When she she bumped into Sapphire, she panics and tries to apologize. Ruby seems a bit confused by this because there was no punishment and Sapphire didn’t belittle her or abuse her. Ruby would be a great representation of minorities or people of low status. People are often treated harshly because of skin, orientation, birth, and anything that is shown as different in the societal norm of culture. People like Ruby often suppress their emotions and go with the flow or fight to gain acceptance.

However, the main point of this episode was that to start relationships love must in the mix.

Sapphire does not move or dodge because she knows what will happen. Ruby figured out what was going to happen and pushed her and Sapphire out of the way. However, she does not notice until Sapphire says this, “Thank you Ruby. You did your best.” That is when Ruby realized Sapphire was going to sacrifice herself and out of impulse saved her. That’s not all that happened.

Garnet is formed! That’s right we see what Garnet is like in the beginning. Notice how the colors are mismatched and clash. This is because Ruby and Sapphire are Gems that are not compatible for fusion. At least in the views of Homeworld. Many posts have related to same-sex couples and I would definitely agree. I also think this relates to anyone in a relationship, same-sex or opposite-sex, black and white, monogamous or poly-amorous, the list goes on. At first it is strange to Garnet because this is her first time appearing as a fusion. Ruby and Sapphire are a bit confused because their fusion was special. That’s how relationships start! Remember that Garnet does not believe in love at first sight. When a relationship starts it is usually strange or a bit awkward because you don’t know the person. Just like Ruby and Sapphire.

Sadly the other Gems disagree. Notice in the background that all the Gems surrounding Ruby and Sapphire look angry and even say mean stuff. This is because Ruby and Sapphire’s fusion is uncommon and against Homeworld society. Blue Diamond witnesses this and orders Ruby to be shattered not Sapphire. This could be the fact that Ruby is a lowly soldier Gem while Sapphire is a rare aristocratic Gem. This is a wonderful example of how societal views affects relationships. Homophobia, racism, feuds between houses, rich and poor, the scenarios are massive. When in a relationship, people are criticizes and ostracized just because it doesn’t fit in the norm of their culture. Some relationships aren’t strong enough to survive these cruelties. Luckily, Sapphire and Ruby made it.

After escaping, Ruby and Sapphire didn’t know what to do. Sapphire is usually calm and is able to find the answer. However, Ruby’s actions were not foreseen which makes her panic. Ruby panics only because she doesn’t know what to do besides protect Sapphire. She is willing to go back to protect her, but Sapphire refuses. Once Ruby pulls Sapphire out of the ice, they find a cave.

At first they are still confused about their fusion. These two are complete opposites, yet they both felt great together. Ruby is used to fusion, but she feels alone and just about her while Sapphire has never fused only witnessed it. Both have realized they feel great as a fusion and start to open up. They don’t exactly know why it feels good. At first it’s a bit awkward and they don’t know what to do. But once they start to know each other, it becomes less awkward and more about being happy together. I will say it again this is how relationships form! Doesn’t matter where, why, and how, it becomes a bit confusing and awkward because love is a new feeling. Once love starts to grow, the relationships grows as well. Just like how Ruby and Sapphire dance and form Garnet again.

When Garnet falls, she encounters Pearl and Rose. Garnet confuses herself and is afraid of what they think of her as a fusion. Relationships aren’t just about two separate people it’s also about being together and having experiences together. However, it’s scary and confusing and usually overwhelms people like Garnet. Some even hide it because everyone is against the relationship.

“Who cares about what I feel. How you feel feel is bound to be much more interesting. No more questions. Don’t every question this. You already are the answer.”

This is my favorite quote from Rose in this episode! Garnet is confused that Rose is very accepting of her fusion. Rose basically says it doesn’t matter what other people think, it’s only matters how you feel. Garnet asks Rose questions about why she would rather be herself than be what others think of her. The best answer Rose can give is that she is the answer to her questions. That answer is love.

Rose symbolizes people who accept different forms of relationships no matter what. She doesn’t judge their relationship and gives advice to help their relationship without interference. Many different types of relationships are looked down upon and friends or people turn on you. However there are people and communities that accept love no matter with who or why.

Although this post is mostly about how relationships are, I would like to add it’s also about what love is. People think they have a definition of love and that’s great. However, we don’t exactly know what love is. Yes it’s when people love each other and want to be together, but how and why do people love another? When Ruby and Sapphire fused a second time, Garnet doesn’t know who she is and even says she feels lost, scared, and happy. That’s what love is. We don’t know why we love someone it just happens. It’s scary and confusing but it’s wonderful and magical. The only people who can define the relationship are the people in it. The struggles and the wonders are experiences only ones in love can define.

Some of you may not care and honestly I don’t care if you do, but this episode really hit me. I have a girlfriend and have been with her for over 7 years now. Our relationship is different than most. We are long distance (I’m from CA and she from MD), interracial (I’m white and she is black), two girls, and different economic status (I am from a wealthy family and she is from a poor family). We were a bit scared at first because this was new and we are both in high school. However, we really connected despite the differences. She is not out because of her family while I am okay with announcing our relationship. Sadly, many people thought our relationship would not last because it was online. Plus many people thought she was using me for money. At first it really hurt our relationship because people thought it was not real or silly. But I realize that it doesn’t matter what people think. She told me that and now we are even more happy. We stopped caring what other people think a long time ago because we love each other and no one should decide what our love is.

So remember if you love someone don’t be afraid to try and explore. People may not like it, but who cares. Relationships are complex but amazing. Never fear love embrace it. Love is the answer.

The 3x05 Ideas Game

OK so I thought it might be fun to play a game with the alien planet ideas. Just to organize what I know in a fun way where I list an observation, a hypothesis for that observation (cool alien, weirdness) and then I list an alternative hypothesis (the less interesting explanation). 

Also, heads up, most of these are not my ideas, or at the very least not entirely. The Jemma fandom has come up with some pretty great stuff and tracking all of it down to reference it would take longer than writing this but this http://historygirlbites.tumblr.com/post/132106596715/will-daniels-is-a-goblin one sums it up pretty well but there are for sure more.

The Necklace

Observation: The necklace she leaves behind in the beginning, she ends up wearing at the end of the episode. However she is not wearing it when she is rescued even though there was no time for her to take it off.

Hypothesis 1: When she wears the necklace, it represents times that are not real. The details of her story are inconsistent, because her story is not entirely true. Something else happened that she is either not revealing or does not remember because the planet is messing with her

Alternative Hypothesis: She or Will went back to get it when she gave up on going home. Her not having it when she returned was a mistake or she somehow lost it during her escape.

100 Hours Without Water

Observation: Jemma said that she could only go without water for 100 hrs. However it’s shown in the episode that she goes without it for a bit longer than that (only an hour I believe). The reason she doesn’t find water in time is because of the sand storm (part of ‘death’s’ doing?) and she finds a pool right after she wakes up from it.

Hypothesis 1: You cannot die on this planet. You can suffer, but you cannot die.

Hypothesis 2: Jemma did die in that sandstorm, but you can die over and over again on the planet. It was this first death that somehow tied her to the planet though, and allowed it to mess with her/ for her to experience the same strange things Will does. (In this scenario, Will has died too. It might explain why he hasn’t seemed to age).

Alternative Hypothesis: The sandstorm was a coincidence. 100 hrs is just an estimate and in actuality it can be extended or shortened depending on the person/situation.*

*but then why give us a deadline and break it? To add drama?

The Astronaut Above the Trap

Observation: It was not Will, but the ‘astronaut’ that made Jemma fall in the cage. Source: this super observant post.

Hypothesis 1: Will is the astronaut. It’s been pointed out that we never see the two of them at the same time.
Hypothesis 2: Will is friends with the astronaut or being forced to cooperate with him or something in between. They are working together for some greater and secret purpose

Alternative Hypothesis: ??????????? We are all seeing things. We, like Will’s friends, have been driven crazy by the planet. (OK, OK fine. Maybe Will was wearing his astronaut suit because he was afraid of making physical contact with her. Maybe Will was trick-or-treating and since she has no candy this was the trick part).

Not Telling Anyone About Will

Observation: When Jemma returns from the planet she tells no one that Will is there, even going so far as to lie to everyone that she was alone. She mentions the hunter, but not Will.

Hypothesis 1: Again, Will is not real. He was in her head the whole time and the reason she didn’t tell anyone was because she was confused/ doesn’t remember.

Hypothesis 2: She is lying about Will. He does not exist and she knows it. Something else happened to her that she is not telling anyone, presumably something she thinks is worse or less likely for Fitz to understand.

Alternative Hypothesis: Jemma thought that she could get him back on her own, without the others help. She truly believed that she had just as much of a chance of saving him on her own.

Alternative Hypothesis 2: (This one is a bit harder for me to stomach and I REALLY hope it’s wrong). Jemma came to the conclusion that doing damage control on her relationship with Fitz was more important than doing everything she could to save a man she likely is in love with from what she has herself described as hell.*

*This one I have serious doubts on. This is not something Jemma would do.

Not Going Crazy

Observation: Will says that the rest of his crew went crazy and this is what lead to their deaths. However in all the time they are there, neither Will nor Jemma goes crazy.

Hypothesis 1: Them going crazy was somehow related to the danger zone/ touching the ‘death’ thingie. This explains why Jemma didn’t crazy for most of the episode HOWEVER Jemma did go into the danger zone and WAS touched by the ‘death’ thingie (she got a cut right?). So either this isn’t the case or she has gone/is going ‘crazy’ at the end of the episode. (ie. The planet is affect the way she thinks.) Likely not entirely, since she is still actively trying to find a way home, but this encounter was the seed of something and it could be tied into the whole necklace/some scenes aren’t real thing. In this scenario, Will is already crazy/being toyed with by the planet.

Hypothesis 2: Will was the one who went crazy and killed everyone. He hasn’t killed Jemma because either he genuinely loves her or he wants something from her.

Alternative Hypothesis: This is a coincidence/ a plot hole that will not be explained. (I don’t like this one though, because it’s just too sloppy for my taste).

Footnote:  I am pretty sure I am doing hypothesis wrong (I think they need to be testable?) and I think Alternative hypothesis just means not null hypothesis (making them all alternative hypotheses) but it’s a game, for fun, so I’m not too bothered.  

Exo Scenario - Kai’s Roommate Love

Hey anon! Thanks for the wait! I actually felt like I needed to do some research for this one so I spent the last couple of days watching the first season of roommate with Chanyeol in it before I wrote this. Hopefully that makes this more believable and enjoyable. Thanks for the request!!

Exo Scenario - Kai’s Roommate Love

Out of all the things that scared you about what you were about to do, the thing that scared you the most was leaving your bandmates behind.

“Y/N, we’ll see each other every day still! Our schedule doesn’t go away just because you aren’t living with us for a few weeks!” Yuri, your bandmate laughed at you, baffled as to why you were so upset to be leaving.

“I know, but, won’t things grow awkward between us? I’ll miss out on things that go on at the dorm…” You trailed off, sulking slightly. Your four bandmates just giggled at your disappointment, having trouble grasping why you were so upset.

“Listen. What you’re doing is good, okay? You’re promoting our group and getting our name out there, something that’s worth leaving the dorm for for a few weeks. Plus, the house is going to be gorgeous and you’ll have tons of space and I promise, nothing is going to happen over six weeks that will change anything between us?” Luna insisted, rubbing your back consolingly, but it didn’t make you feel any better.

“Will you miss me?” You asked in a small voice. At nineteen, you were the youngest member out of the five of you and you weren’t used to having to do things on your own.

“Of course!” They all chimed at the same time, encircling you in a hug. You giggled, trying so hard not to let them see how terrified and upset you were.

Before long there was a car that came around to pick you up along with your things. You watched as the familiar buildings faded into a blur and after a short time, you found yourself in unfamiliar territory. Nervous anticipation filtered into your system as the car came to a stop in front of the largest and most elegant house you had ever seen. Very modern and very very new.

“This is it?” You asked the driver who only nodded.

By the cars in the driveway you could see that some other’s had already arrived and your anxiety kicked in all over again. “Aish…how burdensome.” You mumbled to no one in particular. A cameraman had gotten wind of your arrival and came immediately outside, shoving the camera extremely close to you and you had no choice but to put on your best smile, this was your group you were promoting, not just yourself. “H-Hello, please take care of me.”

Your manager and driver carted your luggage up the marble steps, leaving you with just your small duffel and stuffed animal. Hesitantly, you rang the door bell, bracing yourself for the unknown. After a few seconds the door opened in a whirlwind, revealing an actor whose name you couldn’t quite remember. Oh great, you thought as you bowed, hoping he would introduce himself.

Thankfully, luck was on your side as he told you who he was and you told him how fond you were of his work. “It’s nice to meet you, I’m the girl group Serenity’s maknae, Y/N.” You introduced yourself shyly.

“Ah the new girl group that just debuted a few months ago? You girls are so good!” He complimented and you blushed profusely.

“Thank you, you’re too kind!” You averted your eyes from embarrassment and he chuckled, ushering you inside and towards the living room. Astounded at the sheer size and elegance of the home, you forgot how to use your words. “This…amazing.”

There was a chorus of laughter at your goofiness from the couch and you realized for the first time that other people were there. Your cheeks flamed, heat clawing up your neck and throughout your head.

“She’s so cute!”

“Definitely the maknae.”

You stood in front of the group and introduced yourself once more. One at a time, each of them introduced themselves to you afterwards, some you recognized and others you knew your mother would. But there was one person, one person you recognized the second you laid eyes on him, and that fact escaped your mouth before you even had a chance to thing.

“Kai!” You pointed at him without thinking and inwardly cringed at your rudeness, bowing in apology. You looked back up to see the startled face of Kim Jongin, which after a few seconds  broke into a goofy grin and chuckles.

“Yeah.” He agreed through fits of laughter. “I’m Exo’s Kai. Nice to meet you, the guy’s and I love Serenity.” He bowed formally before flashing the most breathtaking and earth shattering smile. You weren’t surprised in the slightest that the millionth blush that day bloomed across your cheeks.

“I’m a big Exo fan.” You told him earnestly, taking a seat on the couch but holding his gaze as cameras filtered all around.

He slouched a little bit and you smirked to yourself at having seen Kai’s famous slouch in person. He looked at you with warm eyes though the hair that fell in his face and you instantly had the urge to push it to the side. “Oh yeah? You must have a bias then.”

“Well sure, but I won’t say it of course.” How could you tell him that Baekhyun was your bias when he would surely see this?

“Oh it must be you then Kai…” One of the older actress’s wiggled her eyebrows as she looked between the two of you.

Your expression became scandalized. “Absolutely not!”

Kai looked playfully wounded. “Why? What don’t you like about me?”

Your head pounded in frustration as you tried to explain. “No it’s not that…”

“I’m just kidding, Y/N.” He laughed at your mortified expression and your insides melted a little bit. Baekhyun’s bias or not, Kim Jongin was still an absolute God.

“Well then who is your bias in Serenity?” You challenged, giving him an appraising look.

“Luna.” He answered almost immediately.

“Yah!” You protested and then you both burst into fits of laughter, cracking up and getting everyone else to join in. After that you all talked comfortably, you and Kai having broken the awkward atmosphere. Every once in a while you would catch Kai’s gaze out of the corner of your eye and smile warmly at him. He was definitely your favorite person out of the group.

“Y/N, do you want to go see your room?” The older actress asked you and you nodded eagerly, hopping up in a frenzy. Walking quickly to your luggage you decided what to take first.

“I’ll get these, just go up and see your new room.” Kai said softly as he appeared next to you and you couldn’t help but feel confused as you blinked at him.

“Ah but it’s too much for you, let me help, I can do it.” You insisted but his warm hands found the small of your back and urged you towards the stairs.

“Anything for you, Y/N.” He gave you his breathtaking grin before pushing his hair back and going to work. So you trailed up the stair, happy for a distraction in the form of a new room. Kai barely broke a sweat as he brought all of your luggage up without any help, never listening to your attempts to help.

After you were settled, you volunteered to go with a small group to the grocery store to get the food for the house and almost immediately after you volunteered, Kai’s hand shot up as well. You smiled to yourself, feeling butterflies at just the idea of sitting near him in a car, which you did.

The entire way to the store, Kai joked around in an attempt to make you laugh hysterically, which wasn’t hard. Laughing was like second nature to both of you. You asked him about your dogs and he looked at you wide eyed, astounded at your interest. You showed him the pictures on your phone of your own dogs and he seemed to melt at the sight of them.

“Okay let’s split up to make this easier.”

“I’ll go with Y/N.” Kai told the group before grabbing your forearm and pulling you towards the shopping carts. You spent hours together in the grocery store picking up your assigned items before paying and returning home.

Of course, all of these things were exaggerated to the highest degree when they aired on television a week later. The directors had made your “romance” the focus of the entire first episode, and since you and the other roommates weren’t allowed to watch until you had finished filming, you had absolutely no idea. Especially of the fact that fans were shipping you across multiple blogs and fan sites, while simultaneously you had gained a hate club of jealous teenage girls. Undoubtedly, the popularity of Serenity had sky rocketed, exactly what your manager had intended.

One morning, you stumbled down into the kitchen at five thirty in the morning, searching for a quick breakfast before you had to be on your way for your schedule. Yawning, you didn’t realize that the lights were on and that you weren’t the only one in the kitchen. It wasn’t until a delicious smell had filtered into your nasal cavities that you became aware.

“Good morning.” A familiar voice greeted you, filling your entire body with warmth. He stood at the stove, trying his best to finish a shabby looking omelet.

“Kai…what are you doing?”

“You said last night that you were scheduled for the same music program as Exo today so I figured you probably had to get up as early as did. I thought we could eat breakfast together.” He reasoned, his hand at his neck as he looked rather sheepish.

Your stomach did backflips at his gesture. He really was too kind, and you could feel yourself having grown some sort of feelings for him over the last few weeks but you tried your best to shove it down, knowing he could never feel the same.

“I’d love to. But you really didn’t have to do this!” You rubbed your eyes and yawned again as you said this. He chuckled at the sight of you.

“This is the first time I’ve seen you without make up.” He smiled shyly at you and added some more ingredients to the omelettes. You instantly covered your face up.

“Oh my god I completely forgot.” You whispered, mortified at your own image.

You heard footsteps that seemed to grow closer as he found his way in front of you, gently pulling your hands away from your face as he whispered. “Don’t. You look even more beautiful without it.” His words were earnest and he looked at you with so much care in his eyes.

Just then, someone cleared their throat and you both looked up, startled, to see your elder. “Quite a show before breakfast.”

Later that day, you sat in the dressing room with your group mates. “Y/N, how much longer before you’ll get together with Kai?” Yuri whined and you looked at her scandalized.

“What on earth are you talking about, Yuri? Kai and I aren’t getting together!” Maybe in my head, you thought.

“Oh please, Y/N. The cameras don’t lie, you two are inseparable.” Luna insisted and you stared at her, confused.

“I don’t know what you mea—“ But you were interrupted by a knock on the door.

“Please excuse me.” Kai bowed. He was dressed in his stage outfit, hair and makeup done, and he looked so damn good that you think you might have swooned a little bit. Without the constant camera from roommate, he seemed considerably more relaxed and you relished in it. “Is Y/N here?”

“Hey Kai.” You stood up and when he spotted you, he stared just a little bit. You were also dressed for the stage. “What’s up?”

“I just wanted for you to meet the guys.” He looked eager and you giggled at his puppy-like expression.

“Yeah absolutely! Bring them in.”

One by one, all twelve Exo boys filtered into the room and you felt both claustrophobic and exuberantly happy. There was so much noise and laughter but you were happy to finally meet the guys that Kai was so close with and constantly told you about whenever he was away from them.

“We finally get to meet the elusive Y/N.” Baekhyun joked and your heart fluttered a little, but not like it used to. Not the way it did when Kai was around.

“It’s a pleasure, Y/N. Kai has told us a lot about you.” Suho bowed and you stuttered just a little at the thought of Kai teling them about you. You were so caught up that you didn’t see the pointed and incredulous look that Kai gave his hyung causing Suho to panic as he tried to cover himself. “And the rest of the roommates of course.”

Suddenly, a large, warm, and familiar hand found itself in yours as it tugged you towards the door. Your eyes found Kai’s but you didn’t question him as he pulled you out of the room and down an abandoned hallway.

“Sorry.” He rubbed his neck, “I know the guys can be a little overbearing.”

You chuckled at his cuteness. “Please, I love it, they’re hilarious!”

Then after a few seconds of soft laughter between you two, you seemed to realized you were finally completely alone. No camera. No people.

“Y/N…” Kai trailed off, looking away.

“We should probably…”

“Do you know that I like you? A lot?” He asked suddenly, his innocent puppy eyes finding yours once more and your heart nearly leaped out of your chest. The world seemed to stop at his words.

“W-what?” You stuttered.

“I don’t know how much more obvious I can be without just kissing you.” He told you bluntly, a smirk on his face.

“You, you like me? A lot?” You couldn’t believe your words.

“Didn’t I just say how much more obvious—“

But you cut him off, finding some sort of bravery at his words. “Kiss me then.”

Originally posted by bikons

Hope you enjoyed!! 

Sorry for the delay guys~ like i said I’ve been watching Roommate for this one and also right when I was getting to write this I got really sick and couldn’t do anything besides get my ass up for class, do as much homework as I could before I passed out and passing out. 

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Some shipping thoughts

So, I decided to throw around my own opinions on the romantic relationships in LoK, which are notorious for setting the fandom on fire. With the knowledge that I might be sticking my honey-covered hand into an anthill…

Do I ship anything? I moderately ship Korrasami, ever since the second episode of this season. Why? It’s not an issue of representation, really. Of course, representation is important, and while a straight man myself, I’m a full supporter of LGBT rights - until someone provides me with some proof that two people of the same sex being happy together somehow threatens me or the society I live in… so never. But in this case I simply think Korrasami is, or would be, a pretty good romance story, depending on how “canon” it ends up being. It’s just a matter of quality of writing, to me. And I hope it ends up confirmed at some point, if not in the remaining part of the actual show. Because it’d be a damn shame if the best romance they’ve written (not that there’s stiff competition on this front) ended up half-hidden. Generally speaking, I was glad to see Asami become more prominent on the show in Book Three, but I didn’t really see anything romantic between them, even in the finale. But in Book Four the signals became rather strong, and by Episode 7, well. It seems my reaction, which was along the lines of “I don’t ship but I can totally see it” is now shared by many.

Korra and Asami’s relationship is the best one on the show, really, and you can see it smoothly transitioning from friendship to love. This is more than can be said for any other relationship in both shows. Except for Sokka and Suki’s relationship, which may or may not have lasted, they were all “love at first sight” scenarios - blatantly obvious from the moment the participants appeared on-screen together. Kataang wasn’t bad, really, but damn, was it a hurricane of clichés. Here, though, we see that the two women just fit each other like a glove. Their personalities are opposed, but it makes them fill in for each other’s shortcomings, rather than cause friction. And they understand and support each other implicitly. Well, it’s mostly Asami supporting Korra, I suppose. I’d say I hope we might see it the other way around, like in the Hiroshi situation, but I doubt we will.

Will Korrasami be canon? Who the heck knows, at this point. There’s no way that they’re not dropping all those hints and subtext on purpose. Before Episode 7 it could be written off as shippers seeing what shippers want, but not any more. So what is this purpose? Korra and Asami hooking up on the show is unlikely, since moral guardians of the media would lose their collective shit. Is it just to screw with the audience’s heads? It feels like a lot of effort in a show that is already chopped up into mini-series. And, frankly, it’d be kind of a dick move, anyway. My bet is that they’ll keep the subtext in Korra and Asami’s interactions, and pave the way for making it official in further materials, like the comics.

Now, what do I think about the “competing” ship, Makorra? My opinion is on a spectrum between “NOPE” and “why in the Flying Spaghetti Monster’s beer fountain would you even want that”. I’m not going to pussy-foot around and say I understand why people ship it, because I don’t. Like, I get why a lot of people just don’t want any more romance in the show. I used to be in this boat, given the writers’ track record - I just changed my mind later. I also get that other people like to write fanfiction that has little or nothing to do with the actual plot of the show - not my business what people do for fun. But why would you want the return of a romance sub-plot that was dull at best and aggravating at worst? There was nothing good about it, ever, at any point. It was rushed and artificial in Book One, and in Book Two all they did was make out and argue. Korra and Mako only brought out the worst in each other. This in contrast to Korra and Asami, who bring out the best.

One good thing that came out of it was the breakup, which was a shred of character development for both of them after two seasons otherwise bereft of character growth. The actual relationship was not only very badly written, but frankly downright unhealthy. Of course, according to the censors, it’s still preferable to a healthy relationship born out of mutual respect and friendship, as long as the latter involves people of the same gender. The root of it, of course, is that Mako has no personality beyond “handsome brooding boy with a troubled past” and the love triangle. And the personality that does relate to the love triangle paints him as an indecisive jackass.

The only reason I can think of for wishing that they get back together is some bizarre level of dedication to the narrative causality which dictates that the hero or heroine’s first love interest should be his or her True Love forever after. Which, obviously, I’m glad the show seems to be defying.

Thankfully, it seems our noodly, inebriated Creator answered my prayers and Makorra has been buried with a sickle to its throat. The ending to Mako’s part of the clip show made it pretty clear he sees Korra as a friend and inspiration now. And they act like friends who used to be a thing, but are over it.

So, there you have it. I never thought I’d take sides in a shipping war, but I guess I’ve been bored lately. I’m tagging this as anti-makorra because apparently the etiquette is not to criticize ships in their own tags, or some such?

imaginarycircus  asked:

That's fascinating that the writing and acting are separate for you. I've wondered what the difference there is internally. I write, but I could never act. I end up living inside the story when writing. Is there a different place or way you inhabit that world and the characters when you're acting? I'm wondering what's different between the writing and the acting. Is it because in one you're Jane and in the other you're the storyteller?

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