JaME

Please, come in. The world is louder than it’s ever been, and your lips make it all seem distant. Your arms make it all seem harmless. I’ve never been good at opening my door to people as genuine as you, but please, come in. Seek refuge in my arms, while I find peace in your eyes. Wrap me up in that thoughtful stare of yours and let me watch your mind run wild. There is calmness in you and I, so please, come in. Stay a while.
—  hella-james 

until the very end. 

it is a phrase whispered into the hands of lovers, into shoulders, into embraces and cuddles and love. it is a promise, an oath, a vow of protection and loyalty and bravery, binding a tousled dark head to a vibrant red.

until the very end. 

it is a man roaring, “lily, take harry and go!” it is the raising of a wand, the scrambling of feet, the wail of a child, a green flash. it is the thud of a body as it hits the ground, the clattering of glasses against the floor.

until the very end. 

it is a son, standing in the woods, facing Death. it is a father, addressing his child from the other side of a precipice, murmuring assurances to a new set of green eyes, a pledge he will not break–not this time. it is unbearable fear and pounding grief and bursting pride. 

until the very end. 

it is a hero, emerging from the ashes; a phoenix, reborn. it is the triumph of a battle won, the defeat of a madman, the breaking of a spell. it is the fulfillment of a wish, a promise, a vow born of love and bound by love.

until the very end. 

this critic pans the spin-off and praises Spader

I have no interest in the spin-off but do enjoy reading how the critics think it’s dead in the water. I especially like it when the critic praises Spader in the same review.


Excerpt from review at https://www.yahoo.com/tv/tv-review-blacklist-redemption-015805172.html

“With all of this confusing cognitive dissonance, it sort of seems like “The Blacklist: Redemption” is about to fall apart any second — and though it doesn’t make for particularly coherent storytelling…

But the real question for “The Blacklist: Redemption’s” future success is whether or not Janssen and Eggold will be able to carry a title that has been, until now, entirely dependent on Spader’s magnetism. Based on the premiere, it seems unlikely — Tom is not even the second-most interesting character from “The Blacklist,” and Scottie’s mystique makes it hard to feel intimately connected to her character. But the premiere reveals Terry O’Quinn as Howard — Scottie’s presumed-dead husband, and therefore, Tom’s father. This is a less thrilling reveal than one would hope, but “The Blacklist: Redemption” is doubling down on its soap-opera-meets-spy-movie theatrics, where everything is about parentage and terrible buried secrets. Between them, the three actors might have enough brute-force charisma to match just one James Spader. I wouldn’t bet on it, though.

  • James: Professor? Er, hypothetically speaking...
  • Dumbledore: Mr. Potter, what has Mr. Black done now?
  • Sirius: Well, he may have (purely accidentally, of course)...transfigured himself into a pumpkin???
  • Dumbledore: I see.
  • Sirius: Problem is....we don't know which one. He was standing in a patch.
  • Dumbledore: *sighs*
  • Remus: *sighs*
  • Peter: *sighs*
  • James: *giggles*