You know how Kaneki was sporting that new trench coat? I bet Ayato made him bundle up before they headed out. Not really because he cares, but a sick Eyepatch is the last thing the Black Rabbit wants to deal with.
You just can’t be badass when your main homeboy’s got a runny nose.
At first, Vinny thinks Hitomi is nothing more than an NPC, a bot created to help newbies. Hence why Hitomi kept repeating the same helpful phrases over and over. But then, as Vinny starts talking to the “NPC,” he starts realizing that no, Hitomi might be an actual person. A person who, for some god forsaken reason, appears to be playing on a server all alone. That’s when things start to get creepy.
On further thought, I stand by my contention that Dean in the garden with Amara wasn’t an attack but an intervention - he went in full of souls/soulful, and talked her down from the final ledge with one simple question.
Who do you love?
She loved her brother. Who loved other things, too. Because you can love your family and love other …things. People. Differently. Where have we heard this before?
who do you love?
So yeah, we got the “like a brother” line, and the noromos are probably dancing in their seats right now. But Dean’s understanding of love - real love, not lust or acting out, or playing house - has limited borders, to date. Love and bone-deep trust? He only knows to describe it one way.
But he wants to experience things differently. If he can only get the chance.
okay so before i made a post abt this but it wasn’t clear so here i G O.
- skins formatted episodes for the check please tv adaption would be really interesting!!!
- if you don’t know how skins is formatted here is is the episode list just you kind of know what i mean before i say anything else. if you don’t feel like clicking on the link, basically every episode centers around one or two people, and they’re the featured character in that episode. the other characters still appear, but more as background/plot devices, if that makes sense? honestly i think it’s a really cool way to make every character important to the story as opposed to just focusing on one or two characters. so here i go!
quick question - I haven't been part of the Outlander fandom but started to watch the series properly again (after abandoning it after ep 2!) Just found your blog and followed - please can you sum up the flop pr situation? What's happening?!
Hi Anon! Sorry it took me so long to respond, I was out of town for a spell and this is a multi-pronged situation! So I wanted to take the time to answer it. Warning: This is very long.
I think it’s perspective and I’m sure there are some who will disagree with mine. The first issue is IMO Starz hasn’t done enough to keep fans engaged or get them excited for Season 2. They have been repeatedly releasing Season 1 stills, when Season 1, as we all know, is over. It was over in May. Fans want something to look forward to. But Starz, much like Claire, is stuck in the past. The Season 1 stills they do release are often verra similar to previous stills they have released. For example, they released an Episode 3 still today on IG:
Interestingly enough, that still looks real similar to one they released 60 weeks ago:
The only thing Starz has released related to Season 2 include:
Two to three official stills back in early summer to Entertainment Weekly. I remember because Terry Dresbach, the costume designer and showrunner Ron D. Moore’s wife, was upset that Claire in costume was a cut out and didn’t include the set in the background. She made this known via Twitter, as she is known to do (I will touch on that below).
A Season 2 teaser that was shown only at San Diego Comic Con and has yet to be released in HD to all fans.
A picture of a bridge promising a weekly #PeekAtParis. Which they haven’t followed through on.
Close-up of fabrics with a statistic about the costume department purchasing 6,500 hangers and that means they pulling out all the stops for Season 2. Their IG photo included the note that they’re not yet ready to show us Season 2 costumes. Um, OK. WHY? WHEN WILL YOU BE READY?
All of this is related to an overall sense of secrecy surrounding the production. Lockdowns for shows are common, but award-winning shows like Mad Men. Not a show that should be maintaining momentum of an increased fanbase and buzz going into its sophomore year, considering it has yet to receive any award love. The show has shot in public locations a handful of times and photographers have released photos. Fans were thrilled to see a glimpse of Season 2, but Terry got upset that fans were spreading around these photos and we were seeing costumes out of context. She even went so far as to tweet a specific photographer questioning how he got certain shots, thus unleashing her rabid hoard of followers on him as well as fans. It was an intense 36 hours. Then she tweeted asking fans not to spread these photos. The reality is these types of photos happen to A LOT of shows, including Emmy-winning Game of Thrones. Outlander should feel lucky to draw this attention. But as a member of production, Terry killed much of the fan enthusiasm and also created a climate where fans feel it’s OK to police other fans. But it’s not OK with me.
There hasn’t been a single BTS photo released by Starz featuring a main cast member in costume. One journalist visiting the set posted a photo of Sam, but it was from the neck up and she even said in her caption that she wasn’t allowed to show his costume. One secondary cast member was forced to delete an IG photo she posted of herself in costume.
Meanwhile, Starz actually tweeted an announcement that they were casting for Brianna. So, while it’s not OK to spoil costumes, it’s perfectly fine to spoil a major series character in one fell swoop? OK, sounds good.
Starz did a pretty decent job courting fans during Season 1 filming with Sam’s Gaelic lesson videos and BTS photos. They had a fan gathering and Sam and Caitriona were introduced to fans. They also had the benefit of a very enthusiastic fanbase to spread awareness about the show. Now they assume we’re a lock and they don’t have to work that hard anymore. But that’s the problem, they cannot rely on fans to do their PR for them. This time around, there’s a marked difference in their approach. They only retweet vague, yet gorgeous, photos taken by producer Matt B. Roberts. They retweet any celebrity who gushes about the show. They do lame trivia questions and constantly plug polls, but when Outlander or Cait or Sam win—*Crickets* Like a fart in space.
They haven’t announced Outlander’s Season 2 premiere date, nor have they renewed the show for Season 3 (But Black Sails has already been renewed for its fourth season and it’s third season doesn’t air until January).
So, to summarize, Starz has really dropped the ball, especially after a particularly brutal and somewhat divisive finale. They could’ve harnessed fan attention, built momentum, and got us excited about what’s to come for Jamie and Claire, rather than continuing to linger on Season 1. They have to engage their fans. It’s not difficult to do so without giving a lot away. Other shows do it and do it very well. I’m looking at you Poldark! I’m not asking for a full trailer or clips at this point. However, it is November 1, as time dwindles on, they’re going to need to release a trailer and announce an airdate very soon.
Sorry this is so long, but as I said at the beginning, there are multiple facets to Starz’s floppiness. And I will just include the caveat that Starz’s operation is really small. So their efforts are probably focused on promoting their other originals. But a BTS pic here and there would not hurt anyone. Pull back the curtain and give your fans a glimpse and let them get excited about what’s to come.