“Strahovski will play the mother to Tremblay, a troubled boy who is
accidentally drawn into the conflict with the fierce alien creatures by
her ex-husband, played by Holbrook.
Strahovski, who has had runs on Dexter and 24: Live Another Day, next co-stars in Hulu’s buzzy Margaret Atwood adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale with Elizabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes. She also has two movies in the can: Dennis Iliadis-directed He’s Out There and the Marc Forster-directed drama All I See is You, the latter with Blake Lively.“ [x]
If during the 90 minutes on Thursday Robert doesn’t have at least one small breakdown over losing his husband the day after their wedding for 12 months when he was so sure it wouldn’t be that long then me and Emmerdale are having words. I want tears. I want pain. I want devastation.
omg im freaking out the teacher in this class literally said “if u expect to get good grades all the time don’t be surprised if you get less than perfect on these first assignments” and i was like ok yeah of course he’s a tough grader i’m totally prepared for that whatever i don’t wanna ace this i just wanna pass and learn. and then i got a b- on my treatment and MY LIFE HAS NOT KNOWN PEACE
(hi. this is the racing thoughts speaking. halfway through writing the above paragraph, i realized b- is actually not the worst grade, and some people, such as myself from high school, would consider current me a little bitch for complaining about a relatively harmless grade in the grand scheme of things. i’d just like to say that we are all irreplaceable human souls with our own understanding of what it means to suffer.)
• fuzzy blankets
• ppl that make u laugh
• ppl who care about you (there are lots!!)
• the 😎 emoji
• nice music
• a good book
• warm tea
• cold tea
• chocolate milk
Some fans say Regina/hook have a sibling-like dynamic, others say they can't stand each other. What is your take? Are they just two people with a ton of mutual friends?
I think Regina and Hook understand each other well, SiblingsWithoutBenefits!Anon– at least, who they both USED to be. Both Regina and Hook are very well acquainted with the “use and discard” method of camaraderie; as long as there are mutual goals, then they’ll use each other to get what they want with the perfect understanding they’ll double-cross the other if the balance of power shifts. It’s what they both learned from Cora– in that sense, they’re sibling-esque in terms of equating “being of use” to “surviving.”
Hook was genuinely friend-ish with Cora, remember– and Regina probably never forgave him for that
Where Regina and Hook depart is in how they approach romantic relationships. Regina is VERY uncomfortable with the idea that Hook can “reform” out of love for Emma because in her experience, reform in her mates wasn’t necessary because they didn’t live long enough her boyfriends were pure of heart. Regina considers herself the corrupting influence, and I think in her heart of hearts she secretly blames herself for “getting” Daniel and Robin killed just by being in her ‘poisonous’ orbit. Hence her tendency to jump in front of every monster she sees in a not-so-subtle see-saw between ‘redemptive acts’ and ‘quasi-suicidal tendencies.’
Who are you talking about again, Regina?
Remember what Regina learned from her parents’ toxic marriage: you’re either “bad” and have ALL the physical/mental/emotional power (Cora), or you’re “good” and are completely powerless (Henry Sr.)– this is why she’s so horribly controlling with Graham (RIP). When Regina is in Evil Queen mode, she thinks power HAS to be used on others, or it’ll be used on her; and when Regina’s “good” she expects to be powerless and therefore punished (see: dead boyfriends everywhere). So when Regina sees Hook try to be “good” AND have some power in his relationship . . . she probably thinks he’s cheating.
Too similar to trust each other
When Regina looks at Hook she sees a mirror version of herself and it makes her deeply uncomfortable because she doesn’t want to “integrate” the good Regina/Bad Evil Queen bits of herself just yet. Both Regina and Hook lost loved ones and went dark; they both committed themselves to revenge for years; they both killed their fathers and hate themselves for it; they’ve both worn their masks for so long they fear who they are without it; they’re both willing to die to redeem themselves but are kind of afraid to LIVE quasi-redeemed. And of course, when they have a bad day there’s a bunch of dead peasants but nobody cares about that. (Will NO-ONE care about the peasants?)
Self-aware villains are my weakness
So when Regina busts on Hook she’s projecting like whoa, in my opinion. And Hook, in turn, tolerates Regina’s redemption arc but probably secretly fears that Regina’s lost the bloody single-mindedness that made her such a great witch back in the day; Hook fears that being a goody-goody himself might prevent him from protecting yet another loved one from death.
And WHERE are the beaded corsets? Standards, woman!
Also, Regina usually gets the upper hand in their alliances and Hook has previously been all-too-ready to, say, let Regina be tortured after she pushed him off a cliff. It’s a fraught relationship for sure. They understand each other too well to really be comfortable with each other– they see the other as a living reminder of their past, which brings up perpetual doubts about their future. It’s not a coincidence that Regina is the one to talk down Dark Hook from sending everybody to the Underworld … although that’s just another reason for Hook to avoid Regina now; no-one likes to feel guilty. Team up to save Emma in 6B, okay? You guys are too pretty to fight!
Well i just spent 10 minutes obsessing over a Russian cartoon I’d not watched since I was a kid XD
Sadly I could only find the Russian version, not the English dub which i remember so vividly. But still the story is fairly simple. Russian animation is one of those amazing untapped sources of pure joy and nostalgia ♥
Watching bride and prejudice is so conflicting. Bc you see the couples that are gay/lesbian/interracial being rejected by their families and you feel real pain for them. You see them crying bc their families don’t accept them/their partners for how they were born, and I think it’s great that Australian tv is showing how that kind of bigotry affects people.
But then they show Courtney and brad and see that they scream at each other about hypothetical strippers. Plus they’re in the show bc one of the mums doesn’t think it’s right for an immature 18 year old to get married.
you just end up thinking hmmm. Maybe the parent is right on this one and they shouldn’t get married hey.
@commander-roastedwolf, my love, you must understand that I’m incredibly dense about these sorts of things. You have to tell me straight out that you’re interested, or I’ll never get the hint. Just the day before that (or around that time), you were telling me about how I could call you my “hot British boyfriend.” Granted, it was in the context of fending off other suitors because I told you how uncomfortable it made me to have to go on dates, but still. I think in hindsight, that was obvious flirtation, when put in the context of the other things we talked about. Not to mention how often we talked…how often we discussed romance…the list goes on. You know how I expected you to be taken. I knew about my own attraction to you, but I wasn’t sure about the mutuality of that sentiment. I was surprised when you asked me.