a lot of emotional scenes really

let me tell you why

this scene was so important to me and, i bet, to a lot of mentally ill people

it’s because

isak valtersen, this small boy that threw the word “crazy” around when referring to his mentally ill mother, is now looking straight into his lover’s eyes and saying: no. you are wrong. this will work. 

it’s because isak refused to let Even push him away. we’ve all done this, i assure you. every mentally ill person. exactly because of why Even did it: we were afraid. scared to lose someone. scared to hurt them. and, unfortunately, sometimes, those people let us push them away. and we lose them. and it hurts, because then we think it’s our fault. we’re not enough to fight for. we’re not enough to stay for. we’re not enough.

but not isak. he stood his ground and with tears in his eyes he told Even they were going to take this minute by minute. he told him he wasn’t leaving him. he told a somber boy, during a depressive episode, exactly what a lot of us need to hear sometimes.

and Even looked into this boy’s eyes, who just a couple of months ago refused to even utter the word “gay” without the word “not” in the same sentence, and saw it. 

he saw that he was enough to fight for. enough to stay for. enough.

and that’s why this is so important.

because we can be loved. we are enough.

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I wanted to just do some quick sketches tonight to practice expressions since i tend to struggle with both subtle and extreme emotions. I ended up doing some character scenes from some of my fanfictions since I am so so grateful to the authors for writing them, they’ve been bringing me a lot of joy… and pain, but mostly joy!

And Nearly Letting Go by @uncannycookie​ is a huge fav of mine, I love their writing so so much, especially how they write Mob. They’ve managed to capture some of the more jagged edges of his personality that I think make him fascinating. Plus it’s killing me, I am on the edge of my seat omg

A Breach of Trust by @phantomrose96 *internal sobbing* Okay, so like I’m slowly making my way through this one cause I have to keep stopping to read fluff cause I swear to god it makes me feel like my heart is being crushed. The writing is phenomenal, super creative premise, very dramatic and plot heavy. It’s just pure excellence and I will get there and read it all *external sobbing*

The Accelerated Velocity of Terminological Inexactitutde by @logicalbookthief Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, this is like one of my favourite tropes ever and I’m loving it! I’m so weak for this character dynamic. The way the author writes Teruki is a lot of fun, even if it’s not so fun for him sometimes hahaha

It Runs in the Family by @fireflysummers I’ve heard where this story is going and let me tell you it hits so many of my pings I am giddy with excitement. The writing is fantastic! The character’s voices are really well done and I am so so sold on the premise I have accepted it as headcanon. The dynamics have so much potential I am so excited!

Go, go read! They are all great and there are mooooooore!

Upon second watching

The unreality of the whole thing is more obtrusive. There’s a lot of fuzziness about 221B, not to mention glowing Mr. Blue Skull’s alter self. There’s all of the way everyone is emotionally off…as though being envisioned by someone who doesn’t get nuanced emotions. The water bits are obvious. The scene where Sherlock zones on the Thatcher shrine really evokes the point in TAB when the real (modern) world jet landing physically rattled things in the Victorian story. Some of its ridiculous spycraft (honestly? stick drives for your identity that your life and your friends’ lives depend upon?). What’s with John looking like updating his blog when it’s just a picture (and that’s really obvious in the scene)? There are so many lines repeated from earlier eps, so much music (almost all of the music except for what I’m guessing will be Sherrinford’s theme…which has an interesting Downton Abbey feel to it) from earlier eps…it’s almost as though someone is populating a story half from old memories, using them to fill in the blanks where he doesn’t know what really happened. And Sherlock’s ego: really? It all. sounds. wrong.

Either there’s a whole ‘nother story that makes sense of this or they’ve indeed made some very strange and not all that enticing choices. And if it’s still more Sherlock brain hijinks, when will they let us in on it all? The problem with a rug pull is that the audience has to still care about what’s on the floor…and remember it. If they’re going to give us three series and in the last bit ask us to rewrite our understanding of everything since TEH, who exactly will care enough to bother? Maybe some of us fans; certainly not the general audience.

Spouse, who is the most casual of uninvolved watchers, watched with me and said three things: 1) Mary’s not dead; 2) Hell is a place; and 3) something is very off, just like TAB. Out of the mouths of innocents.

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Reader x Jaehyun (and a sprinkle of Taeyong)

Mainly Fluff, Tsp of Angst, and a splash of ‘M’ all covered with really bad humor(small cursing)

Word Count: Long enough; 5.3 K - CHARS: Hella long

My notes: After several months and two weeks of emotional agony(college), I have returned with a sequel requested by a lot readers. Apparently, the first disaster called Internet Fiend, didn’t scare anyone off like I had hoped (sarcastically)

I want to say thanks to the people that REBLOGGED, LIKE, or added this story to a FIC REC (Like, was this trash really recommended). Honestly this would have never been made if it weren’t for those people and the ones that harassed me to finish it (in a good way)

I tried to make it long and enjoyable, even added a make out scene that ALMOST pushed this whole story into the fully rated category, but you guys are worth it. FOR MY DAY ONES! Where ya’ll at?

Also, I don’t think you need to read the first one to understand what the heck is really going on but your welcome to skim over it or relive and endure my terrible writing of Summer 2016. I lied, you will need to read certain parts of the first one. LAST THING, I am not sure if Jaehyun has a sister but for the sake of the story his does and there’s no Anri(friend from the first part) in this.(which was my mistake, but I don’t want to go back and write her in). ONE MORE THING, I wasn’t feeling Jaehyun’s blond hair so you’ll find out what color it is in the story.

*No offense to all the Marias’ out there ;)

please do tell me how I did. I gotta improve somehow. I can’t tell you how many times I have looked over this, but I am still going to be looking for mistakes even when this gets posted.

*I wanted to write something for my BB johnny, but I am so swamped from this alone. I think I’m gonna take a break and wait til May. I don’t know how these other fanfic writers do it. Also I love each and every last one of my followers or readers and I hope you are having an awesome start to 2017

My Masterlist

PSSss, This is where the story starts


You quickly switched the chrome kettle from the back burner to the front one as the high pitch whistling subsided. While softly humming, you pulled down a sturdy red mug from the wooden cabinet.

You were enjoying another weekend of clear skies off, dreading the Monday to come for several reasons. Firstly, Monday’s speech class was almost always nerve racking and spending afternoons, sometimes through evening, wiping down tables at a knock-off Starbucks tired you out. The rest of the reasons were mostly everyday task like riding the subway or taking the bus yet a special reason/someone had you on the tips of your toes, sneaking around everywhere you went like a thief in the night.

Most normal human beings would love to share time with someone who has the same mutual interest for them. What you were doing was absolutely childish and to some, rude. Especially thinking about yourself and not the other’s feelings. You were acting like a, dare you say it, witch with a capital B. But you didn’t mean to, you didn’t want to yet here you were avoiding the guy, who’s name shall not be mentioned.

After a more than awkward evening with the pretty boy down the way, you manage to escape with an undecided response of “We’ll see”. You felt a wave of embarrassment thinking back to the so called ‘date’ as you poured a small packet of cocoa mix into the pigmented mug. Yet, he still wanted a second date and part of you wanted to give in. And the other side rationalized that under the circumstances of how you two met, it somehow would not work out.

Who in their right mind would date a guy who used their WiFi to watch a bunch of porn? Maybe, you.

There was no denying how infatuated you were. No matter how deep you meditated or focused on others things like school and work, one thought of him sent you tumble down a few flights. It was like taking one step forward only to take three back.

You were stuck in limbo.

How can you forget the beautiful shy brown eyes he has or the way he shows off his dimples with a smile? Or how you must look up at him because of his height. Or his natural red flushed lips. Maybe wondering what it would fell like to steal a kiss…or even a bite.

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Sameen Shaw - An Essay

Shaw’s a really unique character within the television landscape, I feel. She’s a bisexual (or pansexual, considering no one on this show outright states sexuality), non-neurotypical woman of colour doctor badass whose heritage is discussed and who is never demonized for the way her mind works. In a lot of ways, I think Shaw is, on paper, a character that would be a villain in most shows and films. The ex-government assassin with an atypical way of processing emotions that wants some revenge. I feel like I’ve seen that archetype used as a villain dozens of times, and I think the fact that Shaw fits that trope and yet is a hero really makes her stand out as a character.

While I felt like Emerson and Caviezel, to a lesser extent Henson and Chapman, needed a little bit of time to grow into their roles, Shaw crashed onto the scenes with Shahi feeling like she had done this role for years. I believe I read that she only had two weeks or so to prepare, but man does it not show on screen. I’m coming back to a point I made in my ones for Finch and Reese, but I think it’s perhaps done the best here, the restraint of the performance. Shaw’s not a showy character really, she’s very understated and the performance manages to handle that perfectly. I think people underrate sometimes just how hard it is to give a minimal performance like this, focusing on more showy ones, but Sarah Shahi really kills it. Her best performance though for me, bar none, is in 6,741. She manages, over the episode and the season, to seamlessly blend Shaw as we know her with the effects of what Samaritan has done to her. She’s acting different, but still very Shaw. Nothing about it betrays her character, yet allows for further insight into her as some of her feelings she’s been wallowing in for so long through the endless simulations are brought closer to the surface. It’s just all around a brilliantly done performance, and one I think deserves more attention than it often gets.

The Mayhem Twins dynamic really brings a lot to the series, injecting a lot of life into everything. Not that the series didn’t have it before, but Reese and Shaw have great chemistry and it’s fun to watch them bounce off each other. Like Shaw fills the role of Reese’s deceased sister, and Reese fills the void left by Nathan for Finch, Reese for Shaw fills the spot where Cole used to be. Her partner, and the one person she considered an exception to her disinterest in having friends, something Reese, as well as Fusco, Carter and Finch become to her as well. Their dynamic really comes back to a line he says to Shaw in Trojan Horse, “In our line of work, you walk in the dark. Doesn’t mean we have to walk in it alone.” And I think there’s no better way to sum it up than that line.

After she was revealed alive in M.I.A., and especially following Martine tormenting Root a little in Asylum by telling her about how Shaw pointed them towards her cochlear implant, I remember a lot of discussion about Shaw being turned. I am immensely glad they didn’t go down that route for her. I feel like it would have felt a bit too typical, a bit too easy, and would have gone against her character. What we got instead, with Shaw sacrificing herself over and over again, just like she did in If-Then-Else, that felt like Shaw. Instead of going down the somewhat lazy, in my opion, turning her to working for Samaritan route, they stayed true to her character as well as brought out a new dimension in Shaw. She experienced killing herself instead of Root-but-not some 7,000 times, and when she gets back, we can really see how the experience changed her particularly in terms of this relationship. Prior to everything Samaritan put her through, I don’t think Shaw would be the type to enjoy the softer things, moments like Root and her holding hands in TDTWWA. And when Root’s being her usual self in the face of a gunfight and flirting with Shaw, instead of the usual brushing it off, Shaw smiles. She missed this. Because the simulated Root was never really Root, and not just in the fact she wasn’t real. It was always just a bit off. Root wouldn’t be trying to get Shaw to sleep with her minutes after she returns, for example. None of them were quite right, and while Shaw’s not 100% when she gets back if this is real or if the simulations had just gotten really good, either way, she missed the real thing. Seeing how Shaw’s stripped down by the simulations is heartbreaking to watch, but brilliantly pulled off, allowing for a new lens on her as a character. 

The Root and Shaw relationship is without a doubt my favourite romantic pairing in anything. It’s a relationship where both participants are fully formed, fascinating characters in their own rights and doesn’t feel the need to play by any will they/won’t they, love triangles created to pad things out. I wish more TV shows would approach relationships with this level of maturity, instead of relying on tired tactics to drag it on. And what I really love is how it develops them both, how they challenge each other. With Shaw, I think we see a little bit of Root’s perception of The Machine having rubbed off on her in Death Benefit. When the team is confronted with the Trolley Problem, Finch falls in the camp of uncertainty but thinking murder is out of the question, Reese doesn’t trust The Machine as herself but trusts the rules Finch gave her, Shaw meanwhile is willing to trust in The Machine. Maybe it’s just me, but I think seeing how she and Root work and how everything that Root did with The Machine’s instructions had a larger purpose that she didn’t see at the time but they couldn’t complete the mission without grew that trust. I think it’s also what made Shaw the ideal pick for an analogue interface for The Machine down the line. And then there’s a smaller little development of teasing in their relationship, from Root flirting and teasing and Shaw looking irritated through season 3, to Honour Among Thieves when Shaw gets to be the one doing the teasing. One of the many things I love about their relationship is that it’s not everything their characters are, but at the same time, it’s big part and something that you can’t remove from the series without it falling apart. Seasons 4B and 5 can’t work without it, because this show understands that it needs to write for characters, not plot. The plot is informed by the characters, their wants, their desires, their fears, their hesitations, their impulses and decisions, those things are not dictated by the plot. Both these points are fine lines to walk, but this show pulls it off and makes it look easy.

“What is love if not being seen?” The Machine poses to Finch in Synecdoche, and I think this is a line that perhaps applies to Shaw most of all. The show, and Root within the show, never felt the need to change Shaw. It handled her non-specific aneurotypical personality respectfully, not acting like it was something that needed to be cured or gotten past. It wasn’t something wrong with her, it’s just who she is.  And as The Machine says in return 0, she’s special and loved by Root for who she is, not as some kind of project, not as someone with something wrong with them, for being Shaw, exactly the way she is.

So like that scene where Kara is telling Lena that she wishes she could talk to people that were gone. Lena looks so fucking sympathetic. Like “My poor baby, please let me hug you.” Like Lena realizing that this sweet ball of sunshine does have some skeletons in her closet and is holding a lot of weight. And she feels so bad for her friend, but she’s so unaccustomed to having friends that she doesn’t really know what to say or do, so she just lets her guard down and let her emotions show on her face. I’m living. 

like here’s all the things i did honestly like from that episode (which just kinda makes me dislike it more):

  • really cute connie and steven interactions
  • connie freaking out and then taking a deep breath (oddly enough i did not recognize that it was a callback to mindful education and just appreciated seeing a character visually show how to react to paranoia)
  • the fact that steven is so mixed on his views with his mom that he couldn’t eat his food while her picture stares down at him
  • that rain quickly shifting from calm to hectic and violent
  • steven spending time with his mom
  • him being self reflective and emotional over feeling like he’s with her
  • the selfie scene (a lot of emotional scenes in su dont really get to me but that scene really just made me tear up. especially that his line afterwards was “you’re just all in my head”)
  • the rain symbolism i liked. i especially liked how when the rain hit his eye it looked like he was crying.
ADULT ANIMATED MOVIES YOU CAN WATCH INSTEAD OF SAUSAGE PARTY
  • Anomalisa: Gorgeous and mature movie. Will change you. Has shocking scenes but they aren't too bad and make sense for the story. Seriously. This one will change you. The animation is also gorgeous and very fluid
  • Felidae: It's about a cat solving a murder mystery, with cats. It looks very friendly at first but the minute you see the first dead cat you know it's all down hill. There is a lot of shock scenes in this one, including some gory dead cats and a small sex scene.
  • When The Wind Blows: This movie messed up my goddamn emotions. Also looks innocent, till you hear David Bowie. Yes, there is a David Bowie song in this movie. It makes it so much better. Very sad and will probably ruin your mood.
  • 9: it's not adult but it's pg-13 so it like counts I guess yay. it's not the best thing but the animation is really good and the overall plot is interesting and engaging
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame: not an adult movie but j e su s christ it should be one. Beautiful, stunning, and talks about subjects like sexual desires and religion
  • Watership Down/Plague Dogs: Do you like animals??? WELL DON'T WATCH THIS MOVIE CAUSE THEY WILL FUCK YOU UP and make you want to donate to every single animal organization. They are very gorgeous though.

i’m glad disk and merch sales seem to indicate that we’re on track for getting more of this show for a lot of reasons, and a big one is exploring Viktor’s character in greater depth. it’s pretty clear that he has A Secret of some sort - his blood type (used in a similar manner as a star sign in Japan) is kept private in his official character bio, his hair covers one of his eyes, and in several of his more emotional scenes we don’t see his eyes at all. and throughout season 1, we didn’t really get any indication of what that secret might be. I really am curious to find out more.

I think he’s probably estranged from at least one of his parents, or they are no longer alive. By the time of the Rostelecom cup, Viktor has been away from Russia for almost six months, but we’re given no indication that he had planned to swing by St. Petersburg and visit home, or meet his family in Moscow, before the Makkachin situation changed his plans. Additionally, he doesn’t mention his family to Yuuri at all despite being fairly forward about many other aspects of himself, and despite literally living in Yuuri’s house with Yuuri’s family, and despite being engaged, which is normally something you tell your family about! You’d think the subject would have come up if it was something Viktor wanted to discuss.

I’m also getting the feeling that Something Big happened to Viktor, probably around 2010. Both in eastern cultures and here, cutting one’s hair is often symbolic of a turning point for a character, and we know that Viktor cut his off at some unspecified point in the past. (I hope we get a flashback to it in season 2, if for no other reason than because I live for haircutting scenes dubbed to the appropriate part of the Mulan soundtrack, lol.) If you pay attention to the clues in the show, you can see Viktor has a medal from the Torino (2006) Olympics and a jacket from the Sochi (2014) Olympics, but I haven’t seen anything indicating that he was on the team for Vancouver (2010). Additionally, his five year streak, if it ended with the 2015-16 season, would have started with the 2011-12 season, ie. shortly after Vancouver. Viktor tells Yuuri one of the reasons for Yuuri’s stamina is that Yuuri hasn’t had any major injuries, implying that Viktor has had one.

So my guess is that Viktor had an injury that forced him to miss the Vancouver Olympics, and after that things continued to go downhill for him for the next year or so - he struggled upon his comeback to be as competitive as he was before the injury. (If there is something up with his family life, it’s possible it came to a head in this period as well.) He finally hit a point where something had to change; he cut his hair, made a fresh start, and came back the next season winning everything again and never looked back. Maybe we’ll find out next season how accurate this is and maybe we won’t, but until we’re told otherwise this is the gist of Viktor’s Tragic Backstory™ IMO.

THEY ARE TELLING A DIFFERENT STORY WITH MALEC. HOLY SHIT. YES, WE GOT JACE BEING VERY HETEROSEXUAL AND WITH LOTS OF GIRLS THIS EPISODE, BUT UM, WAS THERE EMOTION? NO?? LIKE WHY IS EVERYONE LOSING THEIR SHIT OVER JACE SLEEPING WITH AND HANGING OUT AT A BAR WITH RANDOM WOMEN? I GENUINELY DON’T GET IT. WTF DOES JACE HAVE TO DO WITH MALEC? WE HAD THREE MALEC KISSES AND AN ALMOST KISS, WHICH FOLLOWED A REALLY BEAUTIFUL MOMENT BETWEEN THE TWO. WE HAD BOTH MAGNUS AND ALEC TALKING ABOUT THE OTHER TO SOMEONE THEY TRUST. WE HAD MAGNUS ADMITTING THAT HE IS VULNERABLE AND AFRAID OF LOSING ALEC. THE ONE THING WE DIDN’T GET WAS AN EXPLICIT SEX SCENE. SO YOU GUYS ARE COMPARING THAT TO JACE??? I AM LITERALLY IN AWE RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE I SEE ZERO CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TWO. JACE WAS AN EMOTIONLESS SHELL THIS ENTIRE EPISODE, AND SOMEHOW YOU’RE ANGRY THAT MALEC DIDN’T GET ENOUGH COMPARED TO HIM? “MALEC-MANIA” DOESN’T JUST MEAN THEM IN BED TOGETHER. WE DON’T EVEN KNOW IF THEY HAD SEX OR NOT. I CAN’T HONESTLY BELIEVE PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING AND COMPARING THESE TWO VERY UNRELATED ASPECTS OF THE EPISODE. WTF. I’M ALREADY SO TIRED OF SEEING THIS BS ON MY DASH. I’VE TRIED TO BE CALM AND HAPPY AND NICE AND POSITIVE. BUT SERIOUSLY, CAN WE STOP ALREADY?

Remember when the Shadowhunters fandom was positive and happy and filled with love? Yeah, I miss that fandom.

(I’m not saying people can’t be upset that they were tricked into thinking there’d be a sex scene, but I don’t understand how people can relate this to Jace as if Jace wasn’t a mess this entire episode.)

anonymous asked:

Hi! I really want to ask you about your opinion/thoughts on Naruto Shippuden ending 19. I just want to get it off my chest and say that I think the ending captures Naruto's and Sasuke's emotions to well! (Naruto's painful expression as Sasuke's curse mark takes over, Naruto's shocked face when Sasuke jumps to him, Sasuke's face expression when he saves Naruto LIKE OMG HIS FACE and Sasuke's heartbroken face as he looks down at Naruto). I also think it has some really interesting scenes! [1/3]

Such as Naruto rising from below the water, Naruto sitting on the statues in VoTE (which leads me to think that Naruto spends a lot of time there and maybe thinks about Sasuke). Also, the scene where Naruto is trying to reach out to Sasuke… The scene where Naruto is slowly turning around (most likely to Sasuke) as the people behind him disappear makes me think that this represents something like “no matter how many people are on Naruto’s side, he can’t fulfil his dreams without Sasuke” [2/3]

And last but not least! The shot where Naruto is sitting on Madara’s statue (who somewhat represents Sasuke) and looking over the horizon as the sun sets is absolutely stunning! (Sorry I went off on a little rant with my big mouth!). I’d much rather hear what you think, though! [3/3]


I’m glad you brought that up, Anon. On a literary level, one of the main motifs of the series is bonds, and Naruto and Sasuke’s bond has undoubtedly the most significance. So while this ending is about bonds in general, it prominently focuses on Naruto and Sasuke’s with reoccurring symbolism from the manga.

It is important to note that the ending starts with statues of Hashirama and Madara bordering the valley. For centuries after the death of Asura and Indra, their chakra and soul would continue to be reincarnated into their descendants. They were reborn into Hashirama and Madara, followed up by Naruto and Sasuke. Clearly, this is heavy symbolism right there. 

Moving forward, we can see a saddened Naruto. This is not the face of someone who wants to fight his best friend; it’s the face of someone who is forced to fight his best friend because the fear of losing him is far too great. 

And then, Sasuke’s curse mark takes over, illustrating the darkness that consumes him. His smile is almost sort of sinister, which stresses my point. 

Naruto’s expression is filled with despair. He simply doesn’t want to fight his one and only, but that’s not all. Perhaps it’s the mere realisation of Sasuke slowly falling into darkness that frustrates him as well. 

Nonetheless, their clash seems inevitable, and so they fight each other. Furthermore, everything has a bluish tint to it. The colour blue evolved as a symbol of depression in various cultures. “Singing the blues” and “feeling blue” are good examples of the complexity of the colour scheme they used here. 

Right after their clash, two defining moments of their past are blended in. Both of these moments affected them greatly. One being their reunion after more than three years, the other being Sasuke risking his life to save Naruto. As if they want to tell us, “Naruto and Sasuke aren’t enemies.” 

Thereupon, Naruto is sitting on Madara’s statue, which suggests that he is thinking about his relationship to Sasuke. A melancholic scenery sets the tone.

There is just so much symbolism going on in these two scenes, I don’t even know where to begin, haha. First off, Naruto and Sasuke share the same trauma of loneliness despite them being different. This notion is emphasised by their experience of isolation and the colour contrast. Blue complements orange. Basic complementary colour theory states that when two contrasting colours are put together, they ‘pop,’ meaning that although they are different, they perfectly match. Thus, Naruto and Sasuke are a perfect match. 

This is the only point where I disagree with you. I believe this scene is meant to show that Naruto is not alone since Naruto faces his friends after he turns around. As the series progresses, Naruto learns the importance of bonds, whereas Sasuke believes throughout the series that bonds are a problem.

It cuts again to Naruto sitting on Madara’s statue. And the best part? Watching the sunset has an edge of romanticism. Basically, Naruto is watching the sunset whilst he drowns in thoughts about his relationship with Sasuke. 

Then, they have to throw in a shot of Sasuke staring numbly at Naruto’s face, of course. Now we get to experience Sasuke’s perspective and learn that he, too, couldn’t cut his bond to Naruto. Notice how the dominating colour is blue.  

Their bond is highlighted with the gesture of Wakai no In (“the seal of reconciliation”), implying Naruto and Sasuke could find common ground. 

Lastly, the ending concludes with a raging and determined Naruto who knows he will manage to save Sasuke from choosing the wrong path and get him back.

BROTHERLY THINGS IN SEASON 12

Okay so I know a lot of people (myself included) feel like there is a disconnect between the brothers this season because it hasn’t been really heavy on the brotherly moments and the writers have missed a lot of opportunities for emotional scenes, but even though it doesn’t seem like it, I think we’ve gotten a few really good brotherly moments this season. I will list them below in order to remind myself (and the other lovely bibros) about all of the great stuff we’ve gotten so far :).

12x01
- Dean walking through the bunker yelling “Sammy!” and kind of freaking out after he discovered Sam was missing.

- Dean SNAPPING A PHONE IN HALF after talking to that Toni bitch and threatening to take her apart if Sam was not in one piece.

-Dean basically freaking out over Sam for this entire episode

12x02
-Sam being able to withstand horrible torture from Toni and repeatedly say “Screw You” to her, but when she begins to torture Dean Sam gets scared and protests because he doesn’t want Dean to receive the treatment that he got.

12x04
- Sam trying to get Dean to open up about his feelings about Mary because Sam wants to be able to talk to Dean about it so he can help his brother feel better.

- Dean yelling “Sammy!” Into the phone and racing to Sam’s rescue after Sam got knocked out. (Yes I know it took Dean forever to get there, but we’ll just assume he was far away).

12x05
- Sam attempting to make Dean feel better with pie and then knowing for sure that something was wrong with Dean when he wouldn’t eat it (a cute scene improvised by J2 themselves :) ).

- Sam’s little smile at the end of the episode after he said “so now you want pie?” In reference to Dean saying he could go for some pie right now. It was obvious that Sam was happy his brother was feeling better :)

12x06 (my personal favorite of the season)
- Sam teasing Dean about his taste in porn while they were sitting on Jody’s couch and playfully smiling and chuckling at him about it

- Dean once again screaming “Sammy!” and trying to break down the door to get inside after he found out Sam was trapped inside the house with a demon

- Dean immediately saying “Where’s my brother?” And running off to find Sam once Billie let him in the house.

12x07
- Dean teasing Sam about his taste in “hair rock” on their drive to LA and Sam responding by turning it up and forcing Dean to listen to it- because what else are brothers for? Lol.

- Dean and Sam teasing each other about vegetable water

12x08
- I actually can’t think of any, can someone help me out here in case I missed one? Thanks! :).

12x09
- Dean and Sam both basically making a deal to sacrifice themselves once again for their brother (we all know there would have been a huge fight over who was going to be the one to die if Sam and Dean had the chance to discuss it). This is especially evident with Sam, who looks at and motions toward Dean when he says “one of us” aka Dean, will still be around to keep fighting.

Feel free to add to this list if I missed any! 😊

Even though it doesn’t seem like it, we’ve had some good brotherly stuff, and I truly believe it will get better and will have a lot more brotherly scenes in the remaining episodes of the season 😊.

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AHHHHH thank you @primaryconclusion for this lovely ask! sorry it took me so long!! It wasn’t vague at all - trust me! :) 

I thought a lot about how this scene could’ve gone down, and i settled on it taking place during the twins’ party, after Stan gave Soos the Mystery Shack. The perfect time for shocking truths and emotional apologies! TBH I really wanted a scene where Mabel and Gideon resolved their issues and hinted at a friendship, but alas - the finale could only be so long ;-;

So I met Jennifer Hale today...

She was at AVcon and she did a Q&A.

Some interesting things that popped up:

1. Her favourite line from Mass Effect is ‘I’ve had enough of your disingenuous assertions’
2. Bioware approached her to voice Krem. She did weeks of research and watched a lot of documentaries and considers it a huge honour to voice Krem.
3. She’s good friends with Ali Hillis (Liara) and whenever she has a ‘red carpet’ event to go to, Ali helps her pick out what to wear
4. As such Jennifer really enjoyed her scenes with Liara (even though Ali wasn’t present in the room with her)
5. Her favourite Mass Effect character is Mordin
6. Her OTP is Shakarian
7. She got emotional doing the goodbye scene with Garrus at the end of ME3 and had to recompose herself
8. She often doesn’t know what the script says until she’s in the recording booth
9. She doesn’t play video games because she is terrible at them
10. If she played Mass Effect she’d be renegade
11. She cannot legally say anything about Mass Effect: Andromeda. However, she did stress that it did not mean she was necessarily in it
12. Her favourite line from Diablo is literally just a roar (I haven’t played the game so I can’t explain it better than that, sorry)
14. She loved working with Freddie Prinze Jr. and says he is very funny and great fun to be around
13. She has hit the ‘limit’ for the amount of concussions one person can have. She also told us a story about a plane and motion sickness, but it’s pretty gross so if you want to hear it then feel free to message me.

She answered more questions, but that’s currently all I remember. If I remember more then I will post it.

So sad to hear Louise Brealey getting so much hate, because of her character getting said “I love you” to by Sherlock, and it not having any apparent effect on Molly.

Well, I’m sorry to say but none of this is Lou’s fault, everyone should just leave her alone, and instead of sending her hate, send her positive messages, because in my opinion I think that scene between Molly and Sherlock in TFP was beautiful. Lou portrayed the part perfectly, and you could really feel and read Molly’s emotions, and you could tell it impacted her a lot, and I don’t think anyone could’ve played it better.
She’s an outstanding actress, so please if you’re sending her hate, stop! She doesn’t deserve it

Feelings about the Izetta Finale

SPOILERS AHEAD!!
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-THEY LIVED THEY LIVED THEY FUCKING LIVED THANK THE YURI GODDESSES

-The battle scenes were super intense and COOL AF, lots of fun to watch even as I was SCREAMING at the TV “SHE BETTER NOT DIE I S2G”

-The continuation of the scene from ep. 11 on the mountain was SO EMOTIONAL.

-THE WAY FINÉ LIKE HOLDS HER IN THAT SCENE JUST.  

-Okay, ALL of the scenes where Finé is v. emotional and crying about her wife GUTTED me.  It was almost too much, I didn’t bargain for lesbian tears on this level, guys.  But it definitely cements how strong their emotional attachment is, so I guess that’s something?  Even though I can really only take so much in the way of sad lesbians ;0;

-Bianca is always insanely attractive and her black suit was not fair.

-I was v. mad before the end scene we get, I thought she had died.  I know that was the point, to scare the ever-loving shit out of us, but like damn.  Ya’ll are gonna give me a queer heart attack.

-Slightly sad we didn’t get a kiss or that the ending scene wasn’t a little more sweepingly romantic.  But that wasn’t super likely in the first place.  AND we do still get a lot of romantic scenes in other episodes (EP 11!!). The conversation with Izetta and Sophie is pretty clear as well, they’re actively talking about their attachments to the people they love.  So.   The show has really only built on the connection between Izetta and Finé, and the writers build HEAVILY on it.  There’s no hint of any other love interest for either Izetta or Finé, which is AWESOME. AND THEY DIDN’T DIE.  So like I can always hope for it to be more gay, but it ended a lot more positively than I expected.  (let me have my gay trash, it’s all I got)  I think it’s still so heavily implied (is it really only implied?  More like basically canon with plausible deniability only for assholes) it would be VERY difficult for someone to claim they’re just gals being pals.  I mean, an asshole could still claim “LOL THEY’RE NOT GAY” maybe, but it would b a huge stretch at this point.

-Sucks a little that our only on-screen gay kiss is v creepy and violent and about the villain character weh.  

-“MY WITCH” AND “MY ARCHDUCHESS” OH MY GOD YOU BEAUTIFUL LESBIANS

-SHE HAS A PHOTO OF HER AND HER WIFE ON HER DESK KILL ME.

-UM.  Is that corgi Dorothée or one of Dorothée’s corgi descendants?  Because if it’s Dorothée  THAT IS A VERY OLD AND VERY SPRY CORGI.

-My wife and I SCREAMED so loud when we saw Izetta and her lil red hair and dumb naruto shoes that our roommate came out to see if we were okay and if any of the characters had died because we warned him we were going to be watching a v emotional and gay finale.  

-So like.  Is it implied that Finé lives at the cottage most of the time when she can?  Does she just visit frequently?  I refuse to believe she visits infrequently absolutely not.  She has a suitcase?  This was three years later, maybe now she’ll have even more time there since the war is done and stuff?  I JUST NEED TO KNOW HOW MUCH TIME SHE GETS TO SPEND LIVING HAPPILY EVER AFTER WITH HER WIFE I KNOW SHE’S A HEAD OF STATE AND HAS WORK TO DO BUT THEY DESERVE TIME TO B HAPPY LESBIANS THEY’VE DONE SO MUCH.

-I don’t, unfortunately, think we’ll get another season and another chance at seeing them be even more gay together.  They’ve removed Izetta’s reason to be involved in conflict since magic is now not a thing anymore.   And since the whole thing was set during the war and the war is over, I don’t think there would be anything to go on.  I think any scenes implying future conflict is just to display that hey war will always happen, there will always be other wars and stuff.

-I do like the way they’ve arranged everything, though, it makes sense.  Izetta has to be hidden, like the rest of the world can’t know she’s still alive.  And I love the dialogue we get where Izetta knows that Finé, as a head of state, has to make decisions that look out for the safety of the entire country, not just one person. So Izetta will have to live separately to a) ensure her safety and b) allow Finé to govern since there will b times she has a lot of shit to do. So the way the ending deals with everything makes sense.  And cool that Izetta is understanding of that?  Doesn’t hold that against Finé?  Finé also understands that she’s asked a lot of Izetta and never expects her to do all the stuff she did and like?  The separation of the lil cottage in the woods will allow them to have a relationship without the wellbeing of the state being involved in it anymore?  THIS RELATIONSHIP IS SO HEALTHY MY GOD.

OVERALL PRETTY HAPPY.  MY LESBIANS LIVE AND GET TO LIVE HAPPILY WITH ONE ANOTHER AND A CORGI GAYBY.  EXPECT FANFICTION AND COSPLAY THIS WILL CONSUME MY LIFE FOR A WHILE YET.

Did I miss it?

Did I miss it or was Susan not mentioned at all in that episode? If so, it proves the theory that Prommy knows who really matters to Oliver and she was just a red herring. If he really thought she was important, wouldn’t he have mentioned the kidnapping as part of the torture?

Was Susan’s kidnapping just a means for him to get Oliver - or did he turn her to his side like an article alluded to a while back? 

Other thoughts: 

  • Stephen Amell was so amazing in this episode. This had to take an emotional toll on him. I’m wondering if that was why he was on a social media break. People were really down on the show at the time, and it was probably hard to take while he was also filming those scenes. 
  • Lot’s of Olicity nods tonight. Like, of all the kills, one that he highlighted was the count. And Felicity’s glasses. Did you see the rage Oliver had when Chase pulled those out? And the focus was really on his son and Felicity - Prommy knows Oliver for sure. 
  • Evelyn was the worst. Will we see her again by season’s end? I know a lot of people are sure she’s Vigilante, but I don’t get that feeling for some reason. Mostly because the EPs mentioned we probably wouldn’t know who Vigilante was this season. 
  • I was actually not surprised by Oliver’s confession. Mostly because I started watching Season 1 again yesterday and that Oliver is waaaaay different than the one we’ve had the last few seasons. He killed without blinking an eye. He was seriously messed up. Notice his confession was in the past tense. 
  • I’m very nervous about the next couple of episodes. I have a feeling it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better for our characters. I’m here for it, but I will need some wine to watch. 
My opinion on the cusps

Aries/Taurus: you have a temper but you dont really want to hurt anyone. ‘Yah hes my bro and ill be chill but whAT THE FUCK bro’

Taurus/Gemini: you are the embarrassing dad who throws barbecues and tells lame dad jokes that people laugh at ironically to the point they arent even being ironic

Gemini/Cancer: you are sickeningly cute but everyone still hates you because you are a vicious demon cinnamon roll with a twisted sense of humor

Cancer/Leo: nobody wants to upset you because you are likely to make a scene but you make a lot of friends because you are a hot emotional lion and you know how to have a good time and you care about everyone

Leo/Virgo: you are a self centered bitch and sassmaster queen and you absolutely know it. You have every right to be because you’re fucking beautiful but you’re still a little insecure. You may turn the weak people away because youre hella passionate and arent afraid to speak your mind. You are defo my problematic fave

Virgo/Libra: life is difficult and you may get stressed a lot but you always make the right decisions. You are smarter than your own good and people always turn to you for answers

Libra/Scorpio: you would literally make the best investigator or spy. You may have thought about getting a career in crime scene investigation because you want justice and can sneak hella. Youre probably a superhero by night

Scorpio/Sagittarius: youre that tall, athletic guy who falls deeply in love. You come off as tough and idfwuesque but underneath your shell your a hopeless romantic who wants to go on trips around the world to show off your love

Sagittarius/Capricorn: you may come off as slightly intimidating and you are hella responsible. You’re the father that the son looks up to as his biggest role model. You’ll be rich one day and women will fall for you but you will be settled down in your own home protecting your family

Capricorn/Aquarius: tbh you are the most evil cusp. You have too much power and can think of things that will end the earth but you know when to kill your passion and become indifferent. You are probably obsessed with the occult and your entire closet consists of black clothing. You went through an emo phase in 7th grade dont deny it

Aquarius/Pisces: hella spiritual and very creative. You are the weird aunt who does yoga, drinks tea, and has an herb garden. You may even be a witch. You probably have wanderlust and you love the moon and trees

Pisces/Aries: you seem hella cute but you know you are literally satan. You attract a lot of friends who enjoy living in constant fear of you randomly snapping and reenacting a murder scene from your favorite anime. kaWAII DESUUU MOTHERFUCKERS