all the way back to season 1

anonymous asked:

Fav se angsty scenes ?

Most of them are in season 3 for obvious reasons

Before I get into my general assessment of these moments I need to bring your attention to the above 3x22 gif because I’ve never seen this scene so close before and the way Stefan looks at Elena before she looks up at him… like he looks like this might be the last time he gets to kiss the woman he loves.

But what I love about these angsty SE moments, which happen throughout the series but specifically season 3 is I think you see the physical representation of KW’s quote on how Stefan and Elena meet each other and can breathe again?

^^ like even here there’s a moment where Elena’s lips widen and it’s like she’s exhaling, you see it in the phone call in 3x01 when Elena says Stefan’s name and he exhales:

and what makes that “breath” angsty is the fact that the scene usually starts out with them taking a chance, either an emotional one or a physical one, that has them holding their breath, maybe Elena has moved on, maybe Stefan doesn’t want to fight anymore, maybe I might die:

and then SE connect and they breathe:

In season 1:

So what I love specifically about this last gif is how Stefan makes eye contact with Elena until the last possible moment because that eye contact is establishing trust, like if you don’t want to do this at any time, I’ll see that and I will be perfectly happy dying here while you leave and it also establishes how much he loves her while Elena offering her vein to an in-need ripper establishes how much she loves him.

The angst of season 1 is all about establishing, establishing their connection through gazes, the depth of their love through stares, like we don’t see what Stefan’s expression is like when Elena tells him she loves him, it’s the back of his head and then Elena and then back to Stefan and he turns around so we the audience and she the love interest can see how completely moved and wrecked (in the best way) he is by what she said whereas their stares with each other are angsty because they’re extremely charged and both of them are deeply moved and it makes it intense:

In season 2:

Season 2 is probably the least angsty SE season but I think the two above gifs are underrated. Elena stabbed herself to stab Elijah and then Stefan rushes to feed her his blood but what I love about the above moment is how Elena is comforting Stefan as much as he’s comforting her? She knows how scared he must’ve been seeing her stab herself so she’s looking at him and holding his head like, are you OK? And the gif above it, I really love how earnest Stefan is there, the way he’s like I don’t think you get that I will literally die for you, so don’t worry and Elena’s strong like NO, I GET THAT, THAT IS THE PROBLEM. I DON’T WANT YOU TO DIE.

In season 4:

I talk about the above gif a lot because I find this scene so underrated, it’s not the typical angsty scene but I included it in this list because of the weighted tension of the entire scene and the unspoken makes it angsty. Damon outs that Stefan slept with Rebekah and he does it because he wants to solidify distance between Stefan and Elena, he’s throwing it in Elena’s face essentially and Stefan knows that it will hurt Elena which is why before this scene he stares at her and Elena is visibly hurt when she looks at him and she is still hurt in this scene and Bonnie even knows that Stefan sleeping with Rebekah will upset Elena because she’s staring at her throughout this entire exchange like, damn girl, you OK? And it’s angsty because everyone knows that Elena is sleeping with Damon but that Stefan sleeping with someone else deeply hurts Elena.

In general, the season 4 angst was really about how tethered Stefan and Elena still were to each other, I mean when she touches his hand as he touches her face that’s the episode she sleeps with Damon, the sexual tension of their prom dance is angsty because Elena is clearly moved by it.

In season 5:

I think the last two gifs are angsty for a couple of reasons. In the gif above I enjoy how when they’re not looking at each other, they have an AWWWKARD expression on their faces but when Stefan turns to Elena, their expressions change, they’re looking at each other’s lips and Stefan actually licks his, which is like the whole point of this scene was supposed to be like har har exes in close proximity, the discomfort! Bu it actually looks like they legit want to jump each other’s bones and thought better of it and Stefan using how Elena never gave up on him as incentive for her not to give up on Damon is the show dragging DE without thinking about it. The gif above is when Elena wakes up after Stefan kills Katherine and just that soft blink Stefan does when he sees Elena is actually there is super angsty because my guy looks at no one else that way.

The overall angst of season 5 is a continuation of season 4 but in my opinion sadder because these emotional, charged moments but there’s also a sense of dejection in their expressions like they can’t see a path that leads them back toward each other because of the choices they made and yet they still envision that path.

In season 6:

What’s angsty about the last gif to me is the way Elena lowers her eyes and head when she walks away. In general, I find that the SE angst of season 6 comes from the fact that they’re always cycling back to what they were to each other, who they were to each other and it’s not in a way in which they moved on, they’re trying to replicate that with other people while episodes like 6x16 re-emphasize their connection.

In seasons 7 and 8:

We all know why the last two gifs are angsty af, I especially find it angtsy because we see Stefan’s wedding ring as he brushes Elena’s hair away but Julie and co had so many interviews and quotes about how seasons 7 and 8 are supposed to be the continuation of the DE love story even though Elena isn’t present but I really think it just reinforced the SE love story in much subtler but poignant, angsty and profound ways.

snake--master  asked:

Why were season 1 and (kinda) season 2 so tightly wound and cohesive, with season 3 and onward feeling like complete messes? It actually felt like the show was well-thought out and going somewhere at one point.

i was thinking about it too. like after the cluster and malachite arc, it was like “well what now?”

i love hit the diamond (still one of my favorite episodes from the show) but i feel so damn frustrated that when the rubies showed up, they were only here for jasper. Not to capture and interrogate peridot.

It seems like later on the writers ended up developing an ego for themselves, assuming they can just throw in whatever shit they want and people would suck it up, and for a while they did. hell i wont deny it and act like i was never in love with season 3 when i first saw it.

nothing was built up anymore. Remember how the show kept hinting at the diamonds, at garnet being a fusion, pearl being a slave, amethyst being overcooked, the fact that there’s remnants of a long forgotten gem war. Fucking BISMUTH being implied all the way back in season 1.

Now we have shit pop up out of no where and the writers still expect the audience to be impressed by it. Rose being framed COULD have been clever if it was properly set up, but blue zircon’s argument made absolute jackshit because we, the audience, were not given any hints or clues for how this could be. This show keeps making baity trailers like “oh snap guys! shits gonna get real now!” but everything’s reserved to one bomb or special, and the aftermath is rarely felt. 

our second to last bomb raised so many questions but all it did was make steven go “aw my mom made the genocidal slave owner cry :/”. REBECCA! YOU CANT JUST DO THAT AND EXPECT US TO BE INVESTED.

it’s a show of a downgrade in writing (i mean zuke was being super self indulgent and it took almost 2 seasons for her to finally stop???) and the writers just losing touch. they cant keep having emotional and melodramatic episodes and skimp out on the action, worldbuilding and ACTUAL tension this show used to have

anonymous asked:

I wonder if Barry was nervous about couples therapy because he'd been to therapy as a kid, and they said he was crazy and didn't believe him

Nailed it, nonnie.  Barry has a really telling moment back in Season 1 – “Everyone, the cops, the shrinks – they all told me what I saw was impossible.”  You don’t call a therapist a “shrink” fondly.  Barry’s early experiences with therapy were frustrating and furthered his feelings of isolation and misunderstanding.  It added pain to his experience, because instead of coming to terms with what happened, he learned to bottle everything up and quietly pour his energies into finding out and proving the truth.  (Remember that board of notes he kept hidden at the CCPD?) 

Therapy taught him that he didn’t have an ally and he couldn’t share his true feelings without being judged and corrected.  Who would want to return to that environment?  Who, especially, would want to return to that environment in front of someone you love?  At least when he was alone, only the therapist could condemn him.  With Iris, he has much more at stake, and subsequently has to deal with the added awkwardness of trying to play the emotions off and keep everything as light and far from his chest as he can. 

But Barry is a heart-on-his-sleeve kind of guy and tends to share his feelings rather than conceal them: hence, the dissonance between what he’s saying (“Oh, yeah, my family’s dead”) and his reactions (nervous laughter, petting his neck, closed off body language, etc.).  He’s basically trying to be anywhere but in that room, confronting the feelings like real things, because this is not how he has learned to talk about stuff.  He can talk about stuff in safe spaces – in private, among family – but sharing it with a therapist is mortifying.

He’s actually pretty shocked when Iris reveals genuine emotion, bursting out of the stilted conversation with a devastating, “How could you leave me?”  They’re both pretty stiff up until this moment, attempting to be polite, keeping everything at arm’s length, their attitude resoundingly “Let’s get through this,” but thats the moment when things shift.  And Barry responds in kind as if the therapist isn’t there.  He’s so moved by what Iris is saying in that moment that his concern overrides his frustration and humiliation at having a third party present.

The therapist doesn’t facilitate much more than a few hilarious moments; she mostly adds to Barry’s existing fears about therapy and stokes his embarrassment (just look at his protests about her writing down everything, like what he’s saying makes him strange, different, crazy).  It’s funny, we have a good laugh, and we know that Barry and Iris both exhale in relief the second they’re out of the room.  The experience is something to get through.  It’s not something to help them, and the “help” they received was mostly stumbled upon by accident.

Here’s the one thing that catches in my teeth: therapy isn’t like that.  It certainly shouldn’t be like that.  I can appreciate the comedic value of the episode because it plays so easily into the ridiculous stereotypes (and it genuinely made me laugh and I enjoyed it), but I also, in the back of my mind, know that there are still a lot of people whose only experience with therapy is secondhand, and the prevalence of myths only reinforces the idea that therapy is evil.

Therapy isn’t evil.  It’s an opportunity to talk, to grow in a positive way.  It’s a resource, a support system.  It is literally a friend in a time of need. 

The appeal of therapy is simple: this is a human being who wants to help you help yourself and has absolutely no prior commitments with you.  You’re not in your therapist’s will, they won’t be attending your Thanksgiving dinner, and they’re not going to bring up that thing you don’t really want to talk about at a social event.  A therapist is not your parent, your sibling, your coach, or your best friend – they’re a good stranger.  When it comes to the tough stuff, that lack of prior commitment can take a lot of pressure off your shoulders. 

And your therapist is a pro at this: you’re not the first person they’ve ever talked to, and they’ve helped others help themselves.  They do know what they’re doing, even if everybody’s different, so every response is different.  They want to help you, help yourself.  They can’t force you out of bed every morning, or stand in your shoes and smile at the mirror for you, but they can help you find the things you need – be it mental or physical – to get you to a place where you can do that.  You have to do the walking, but your therapist is there to be your running buddy.  They’re already in good shape – not ideal, nobody’s perfect, but they enjoy running alongside people, mentoring people – and they want you to succeed.  It’s a win-win for the team.  You and your therapist are a team, and it can be one of the most powerful relationships you ever have.

Therapists treat you like a human being and have a conversation with you.  It is not an interrogation: it’s an opportunity to talk.  You have a huge say in what you talk about.  If you wanna keep it light, you can keep it light.  If you wanna get something heavy off your chest, you can get it off your chest.  You have a lot more say in the conversation than TV leads you to believe: you don’t have to bring up stuff you don’t want to or lay your soul bare from day one.  You can just say, “I’m struggling with this thing” and address a single, specific issue.  And then the two of you work together to help you, help yourself.  You may eventually decide to tackle another issue, or a group of issues, but there’s no pressure.  Your therapist isn’t here to force a confession from you.  They’re here to help you get to a happier, healthier place.

The public misconception looks like this: therapy is something you do as a last resort; it’s something you’re forced into; it’s a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of failure; it’s a step backward; it means you’re broken and can’t be fixed; it’s only for people who have experienced x, y, and z. 

The reality looks more like this: therapy is used by everyday people, all the time, to cope with things, be it the stress of college, the tribulations of divorce, the death of a friend, the fallout of a job, the aftermath of a physical trauma, or the dysfunctions of a mental illness.  It’s for people who can’t find their way and people who thought they found it until something interrupted that plan; for people who feel fine but for that one thing and people who are desperate to feel one iota of okay amid a world of hurt; for kids and people in their nineties; for people who need long-term support and people who just need a temporary boost.

Therapists specialize in different issues, and some are young while others are older, making them closer to “peer” or “mentor,” depending on your age.  Therapists are like life coaches: they’re trained to deal with different problems and enjoy uplifting you.  Your win is their win, too.  They’re not superheroes – plenty of therapists know how difficult what they’re talking about is from personal experience, and they have bad days, too – but they are people who want to see you get to a better place.  They want you to succeed.

Going to therapy is a sign of growth, of perseverance, of courage; it’s a step forward, the first of many.  Your first session won’t mark the end of any future setbacks, but it will be the point when you realize you don’t have to confront those setbacks alone.  As people, we’re islands, and when we’re among others we feel like we can’t relate to, we feel trapped and frustrated by the negative things we experience.  Hence, why we have “support systems:” people to help us get back to a better place after something hurts us.  People to listen, people to make us feel like our feelings matter.  Like we matter.

One can see, then, how a desperate, traumatized eleven-year-old needed a friend and found another judge in the court and forsook therapy as an option because of it.  That’s a shame, because therapy can be one of the best things that ever happens to you.  It certainly would have helped Barry to cope had it been carried out in a manner that was beneficial to him rather than demoralizing.  That’s what therapy ultimately is: a collaboration to find ways to cope with life.

You know, things we rarely talk about are the joys of therapy.  I’ve gone to therapists for years, and I share the stuff that eats me and the stuff that I absolutely love.  I would talk about the red pandas I loved to photograph at the zoo and knew I was speaking to someone who was not only listening (and listening intently, and that alone is an incredibly valuable aspect of therapy), but someone who thought that simple act was amazing, as I did, because it was never just about pandas: it was about progress, about finding joy in dark times. 

I lied when I said a therapist isn’t your best friend.  They won’t attend your graduation, but they will try to help you get to that graduation.  They’re going to try to help you breathe again.  They’re going to try to help you experience the best life you possibly can, one step at a time.  And it’s not always going to be easy, and I include “try” for a reason – there’s never just one quick solution, one immediate objectively correct answer for a problem – but therapy is a light in the dark.  And we need to see it as a sign of hope rather than hopelessness.

The point is: You’re gonna be okay, and therapy is gonna help you get there.  You might get there on your own, and that’s awesome – that’s coping.  Whether you cope on your own or with a therapist is up to you and your means, but having a team mate who knows how difficult the obstacle course is and respects you as a person, doesn’t make you weak.  It just helps make you stronger.

I wish Barry Allen could have a genuinely therapeutic experience, because he’s seen the bad side of therapy, and all of us – truly, all of us, at some point, and maybe even right now – could use a little therapy.

All these haters didn’t realise that the moment Iris said “we are”, Barry didn’t dispute it. Not for a second.

It was actually the opposite. It’s almost as if the weight of her words hit him and reminded him that while he wouldn’t be the flash without her and he’d do anything for her, he doesn’t do it alone and even more so, he doesn’t have to. She’ll walk with him. Beside him. Always.

He’s been saying it since Season 1 and it carries even more weight now. And Iris is saying it back- I got you. We do this together.

It’s so beautiful.


Edit: I would also like to add that Iris in no way reduced Barry’s importance by saying what she said. Only someone with hate goggles would see that. She was saying he wasn’t alone and he didn’t have to carry the weight of the world all on his own.

The Seventh Wheel: A Case for Black Lion Lance

Alternatively titled: Lance Deserves The World Because He is My Son and I Love Him

Okay, so Shiro’s gone and someone’s gotta fill his big ass shoes. In the toss-up between him, Allura, and Keith, I’m going to be arguing in this post that Lance could be the guy to do it. And, fair warning, this is going to be ridiculously (like, ridiculously) long lmao so here’s the TL;DR right now: I think that a) Lance already shows the character traits of a good leader, and b) there’s a good chance of him becoming one, given his impending character arc. 

It also has a chance of not happening, of course, but who cares?? I already started writing this thing, so:

Alright, let’s begin at the beginning, because that’s always a good place to start.

Lance is first introduced to the audience as the classic loud, arrogant, goofy flirt. The perfect comic relief character. He rescues a guy because his “rival” was gonna do it first and he can’t have that, the first thing he does in the giant robot cat is fart, and he hits on a girl who just fell out of a pod in a magic castle. He’s there to make you laugh.

I can’t imagine anyone looking at a character like that and “You know what? This guy could be a leader.” Allura says it herself in episode 1. The black lion is supposed to be the decisive head of Voltron, a person who’s a natural born leader, who’s in control, and,

Basically, calm, collected, and respected. “A natural born leader.” So, definitely not Lance. Case closed.

But, not really. Because Lance actually is calm and collected. He’s just not respected. He has all the leadership traits– the problem is that he’s not treated as someone who could be a leader.

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Season 4 complaints

I’ve seen some people posting about how season 4 just ignored all the development in season 3 and yada yada so I decided to make a post about my view on the most popular complaints.

  • “Shiro’s headache and the whole it must be a clone theory was totally put aside because now he pilots Black again!”


Shiro going back to being the black paladin wasn’t him just saying “well let’s try this again just because” and the black lion going “one time is not enough but TWO times hell yeah u my paladin”

No.

The team was in danger, Keith was away and was constantly showing signs that he would end up leaving the team. Another thing, Shiro had to convince Black to let him pilot it.

My point is: Black would not let the paladins fucking die if it could do something to save them. After letting Shiro (or clone Shiro) pilot it Keith decided he was going to leave and BUM there’s no return now and Shiro (or clone Shiro) had to be the black paladin.

Besides, if the clone builds connections with the team and loves them as much real Shiro it will be 1000000 times more heartbreaking to show real Shiro coming back.

  • “Lance’s and Keith’s relationship development was completely thrown away!”


Those kids are at a war. That’s what they’re doing in space, they’re fighting a war. You guys really think Keith (the guys who’s been fighting with all his strength the whole time, who has put his friends in danger just for the possibility of attacking Lotor, who trains more than anyone) is going to focus more on a crush we are not even sure he really has than on the fight against the Galra?

Voltron is not a show about two boys finding more about themselves and slowly falling in love with each other. Their relationship is a SUBPLOT, let the main plot run its course for God’s sake.

  • “Lance’s character development was ignored and now he’s back to the way he was in season 1!!”


Lance didn’t really open up for the team about his insecurities. He had one good talk with Keith, who left, and that’s it. Lance may be self-centered but he’s not self-centered enough to put his problems above the war they’re fighting. The whole thing about Lance’s character is that he hides his insecurities behind a mask of confidence and jokes.

Moreover, being insecure doesn’t mean being sad all the fucking time. He genuinely enjoyed being an actor and doing performances and flying around so let the boy be happy.

He never stopped being a flirt either.

  • “Lotor’s generals would not turn on him like that!”


We don’t know that. In fact, we know close to nothing about Lotor’s relationship with his generals.

As much as I love the idea of all the characters getting good development I know that’s not really possible. The show is not about Lotor and his generals, is about team voltron.

Besides, we might get some more information in the future, just like how it was done with Zarkon’s backstory.

  • “Keith leaving the team ruined the dynamic season 3 built!”


Firstly, Keith never wanted to be the leader and after the talk he had with Lance it was obvious he would not claim Red back when Shiro came back. Secondly, the Blade kind of represents a family to him in a sense, they’re a connection to his past. With Shiro being back and Red having a good pilot, Keith saw the possibility of helping team Voltron and the Blade at the same time. He took the opportunity.

In season 3, Keith wasn’t the leader because he wanted to, he was the leader because he had to. Now he can do something he really wants to do instead of being stuck in a position he doesn’t consider his own. Be happy for the guy.

  • “Lotor has barely been introduced as a main antagonist and is already having a redemption arc!”


Lotor’s intentions were very different from Zarkon’s intentions. He wasn’t after Voltron like crazy, trying to destroy the Lions or get them for himself. Lotor had a very specific plan and just used his position as the new leader of the Galra empire to to help him with it.

The talk he wants to have is not a “Wow I’m suddenly a good guy”. Lotor’s is an enemy for the Galra now and if wants his plan to succeed he needs allies. My enemy’s enemy is my best friend. Team voltron kind of has a debt to Lotor now that he literally saved everyone so he has an advantage.

Lotor doesn’t want to become a hero, he just wants his plan to work.


That’s it. Might do a part 2 later.

Not what I thought my first post would be about, but I’ve actually noticed like…4 distinct art styles used in Danny Phantom.

I call them the Baby Danny

aka, the style with the biggest irises and noodliest arms. So noodle that sad Dabby sometimes loses his shoulders altogether from droop. Used most often in the earliest episodes.

The Cutsie Danny:

also big eyed and noodly, but the face and hair are very distinct and more rounded, while the eyes are usually more of an oval shape. Very animated, very flexible, and very expressive. Has the largest shaded portion of hair out of all the styles, plus very big, wide smiles. The back of the head is v smol. Used randomly throughout season 1 and some of season 2, sometimes swapping in the middle of an episode.

Average Danny:

probably used in the most episodes and with the most frequency (far as i can tell). The side of his face angles out less, and his arms and legs are a little thicker. Fluffiest hair. Outlines are pretty much a consistent thickness all the way around. Kinda stiff, but usually on-model.

Phantom Planet Danny:

exclusive to season three. Eyes too smol. Body too thicc. Too much space between the side of his face and his eyes. Did his cheekbone mutate and start pushing the sides of his face out? Generally bad. Never shoulderless, droopy Dabby. Makes mama sad.

sometimes i think about how jake is a pretty competitive, driven character (the bet with amy, the halloween bets with holt, the eps from earlier seasons where he’s always trying to do his best + win + prove his worth), but even from the start he never truly let that get in the way of his support and care for the squad and esp for amy. 

as early on as season 1/operation broken feather he wrote that recommendation letter for her because at the end of the day, he had her back, he respected her as a partner and a friend, and he wanted her to succeed. and that same support continued all the way to season 4, his line “i’ve always known you were gonna be my boss” was like. so representative of their dynamic and his love/respect for her, and how nothing else really tops that. 

he let go of the bet of who’s going to move into the other’s place because he cared about her more than winning it. when amy won halloween III even when he almost got in over his head, he was apologetic to her, then proud and happy to crown her the queen of the 99. 

esp. important i think seeing as he’s the main male lead of a comedy show in a central pairing/relationship, and he has never once felt truly threatened by her accomplishments, and never once genuinely put his own competitiveness or pride before her wellbeing. their relationship has never fallen to the “man unhealthily jealous/threatened by his girlfriend/wife’s accomplishments” or other countless similar tropes. he loves her and at the end of the day that’s what matters to him the most. and he knows she’ll make a great sergeant and we all know he’s going to be with her every step of that path. 

anonymous asked:

Brace yourself, this is a hard question: Favorite reunion scene between any characters?

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SOBBING.

Cas though Dean was going to his death and offered to go with him. Then he was the one who asked about Dean when the sun was fixed, ignoring his own father who he has been searching for basically his whole life. Tried to keep good his promise to Dean to look after Sam, was on a mission to do this when he comes to the bunker and… THERE IS DEAN.

HE THROWS HIMSELF AT HIM. LOOK AT THIS KOALA.

Dean doesn’t feel as strongly because he isn’t the one who missed the other, for him it all happened organically, but he still holds his arms out for a hug and fucking SOFTENS INTO THE HUG. 

Then Mary is there and fucking hell this exposition….look at her FACE. The way Dean introduces Cas to her… mom this is my boyfriend, could not be more blatant. Then her question, setting us up for who and what Cas is, when the theme of who we are not what we are is so strong all season for ALL of them and… well we all know why I believe Cas KEEPS being asked this question over and over again.

It just sets up the rest of the season so perfectly, with Mary acting like Cas’ mother in law, Dean figuring out what his relationship with Mary can be, what he can tell her and what he feels he has to hide (e.g. his feelings for Cas and John’s parenting), starting to realise that who he is and who he loves (Cas) is ok even if Mary is ‘bad’, metaphorically gives him this look all season, realising that he deserves good things exactly thanks to Mary being a ‘bad’ mother, Sam being missing and it bringing Mary and Dean together against the BMoL’s influence (as per 12x22 finally telling her some truths about himself and it being a GOOD THING, it saving her, it being positive that he was honest and accepting the truth rather than repressing it), Cas floundering around who he is and where he belongs, Cas being the one who ACTUALLY dies and Dean being the one who misses him for a long time…

There’s just so much going on and I love the way Dabb loves to loop the story back around to the beginning, how there is so much of 12x22/23 that links to 12x01/02 and then all the way back to season 1.

I love it :D

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Alright so let’s analyze this promo, shall we?

  • This is somehow going all the way back to season 1 and connecting Ian/potentially the N.A.T. club?
  • Someone is going to jail. I think. I don’t even know anymore.
  • I have no idea what this puzzle is supposed to be?
  • Mona is shady as hell and I love it.
  • She probably either made and or helped make the game…or just got too sucked into it. Classic Mona.
  • We’re finally getting that classroom scene from forever ago.
  • A girl definitely killed Charlotte.
  • Charlotte wasn’t afraid of whoever showed up to kill her at all and she probably never saw it coming from this person.

anonymous asked:

Since ur psychic any S4 predictions?

(still hasn’t finished season 3) well i think,

ok i’m just gonna like uhh fling some stuff at the wall and we’ll see what sticks in a few weeks. i wanted 2 do character shitposts but instead i just predicted some basic plot :/

  • We all call Keith a loner but Pidge also has a habit of going off on her own and thinking her way is best. Which is going to bite her in the bum next season when she slips off to find Matt.
  • In season 1, Pidge realized that she was part of a team, and that teammates have each other’s backs. You can’t just fix one thing on your own, you have ties and responsibilities, yada yada. She’s seemed to unlearn that in season 4. 
    • It could be because she’s gotten more confident over the past few seasons. Personally, I think it’s because the team dynamics are going 2 get hella unstable next season, and as uncertainties rise Pidge decides to just make a ‘quick’ pit stop to check out a Matt Tip and then ends up in a Star Wars movie.
    • Like, look at that cloak. That’s a Star Wars thing. I never watched the prequels, but Pidge is gonna be Obi-Wan Kenobing this shit like nobody’s business.
  • Pidge, making a lightsaber: God I am so freaking cool
  • Coran wasn’t around much in season 3 but now that we’ve established he’s present in a ton of Tragic Backstory, we’re going to see that play out in some way.
    • Corangst time
  • Acxa is going to be in the perfect position to kill a Paladin (i.e. Keith) but she’ll decide to not take the shot because of x moral reason and then we’ll have an episode dedicated to more Galra angsting. This show Loves Galra angst.
    • This’ll be a subplot though to the episode where Lotor angsts about Zarkon and how he and his father keep coming into conflict. Zarkon is basically going to piss all over the work Lotor put in during season 3 and it’s going to peeve purple boy off.
    • Zarkon is happy about the meteorite or whatever Lotor stole. Zarkon is happy that they’re going to make a dark Voltron. Zarkon is not happy that Lotor and his generals are planning to pilot it, because Zarkon is only happy when he’s in complete control of something. Cue father/son tension.
  • Hey so like, is Haggar Lotor’s mom or what?? Like, I figure he was a test tube baby or something, because otherwise Haggar is going to be PISSED about her husband having a kid with someone else. Lmfaooo I hope we see this conversation.
  • Speaking of mom’s, we’ll meet Keith’s mom in the last 30 seconds of the season because this show only knows how to end on cliffhangers. 
    • She’s going to slowly take off her helmet and she’ll look Exactly Like Keith (tiny chin) and everyone’ll gasp and Keith, voice a little wobbly, desperately trying not to get his hopes up even as his fists tighten at his side, will say, “Mom?” before cut to black.
  • ‘Shiro’ will be revealed as a clone within the first couple of eps because this show Does Not Know How To Pace Things (it’s either that, or he’ll be revealed midway through after a bunch of mixed filler/plot eps). Once everyone realizes that the Real Shiro is still out there somewhere, Keith immediately sets out to look for him (maybe this is the destabilizing thing Keith chooses to do??).
    • This could also explain why Pidge decided to look for Matt on her own. She sees Keith fuck off and is like ‘oh shit me too’ and goes.
  • Also like, one thing I never got is that back in April we saw a picture of Matt and Shiro fighting together. That pic was probably from a scene happening this season or maybe the next one, which makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is that Shiro is wearing the black paladin uniform he disappeared in??? And again, haven’t finished season 3 yet, but Buzz Lightyear doesn’t seem to have it.
    • So tldr real Shiro is kicking back with Matt and by kicking back I mean probably fighting for their lives. Shiro’s life sucks.

anyway. turn up

PLL Analysis: The “Liars Lament” Board Game

Wow, I haven’t made a post like this since my Rosewood Timeline, but here goes my attempt at analyzing the Liars Lament Board Game that was introduced in episode 7x11: 

la-ment:

noun - a passionate expression of grief or sorrow.

verb - mourn (a person’s loss or death).


#1) The House of Hastings - Here, we see that the “START” section of the game in the upper left hand corner is located at none other than The Hastings’ home. With closer inspection we can see that all 5 Liars are standing right in front of the building where this entire story began on That fateful Night back in the summer of 2009; The Barn:

Blink, and you might miss one of the most important buildings from this entire story peaking out from the Hastings’ backyard, and it sure seems that this is where the Game is meant to begin.

You may also catch a glimpse of the mailbox (bottom right hand corner of GIF) which reads “DiLaurentis”, and we all know at this point that the DiLaurentis house is located on the other side of the Hastings’ property. It is only fitting that the board game would begin in this very location, where it all began.

It is also easy to notice that the Liars are all dressed in Season 1 attire, which must be paying homage to the notion that in the final 10 episodes, everything is going to come “full circle”, aka “back to the beginning”. (And can we just mention real quick that Alison seems to be the only Liar standing on a square):

Hmmm… interesting. Regardless if this is a clue or not, it was definitely meant to be shown that all of the Liars are dressed the same exact way they used to dress when the A Game began all those years ago. 


#2) Radley - All roads lead back to Radley, right? It’s very interesting that the representation of Radley portrayed on the board game represents a literal Hell on Earth. Look at all of those trapped & lost souls!

We already know this is probably going to be an important part of the Game & I am really excited to see where it takes us. 


#3) The Church - The place of so many Rosewood funerals (Alison, Wilden, CeCe, etc.), the place where we last saw Ian alive, the first time we were introduced to The Black Widow, and the very location of Charlotte’s murder; the Rosewood Chapel has been a staple of Pretty Little Liars since the very beginning. 

This is also the “HOME” section, where the Liars get see their tasks displayed:

And it may be even more important than we thought… with the introduction of:


#4) The Secret Passage Way - Connects Radley to the church. Is this a clue towards Charlotte’s killer? And to throw it all the way back to Season 1, is this how Mona/Ian were able to escape the church so quickly after Alison threw him off of the bell tower? It would explain a lot in regards to how easy it’s been to sneak in & out of both Radley & the church, and now we have our answer.

There’s been a secret passageway the whole dang time! And I’m also inclined to believe that there is a passageway system under the entire town!


#5) The Lost Woods Resort - Now this is a majorly important part of the story. I wonder if there is some type of passageway underneath here as well, since Uber A was able to kidnap Hanna at the end of 6B.


#6) Mystery Location - Which I am willing to bet is the location of the Dollhouse. We already know that Charlotte’s dollhouse was located off of the same exact road as the Lost Woods Resort. We also see a very short clip in the 7B Promo showing Ali’s player piece (in the yellow shirt) at this very location. 

And we all know that the yellow shirt was worn many times by many people, especially in the dollhouse (Ali, CeCe, Bethany, Mona & Sara). So seeing Ali’s game piece in this spot makes me think it may possibly be the dollhouse. (Even though I don’t understand why it wouldn’t just blatantly say that it was the dollhouse if it was actually meant to represent it. So I guess we’ll just stay tuned on this one…)


#7) Rosewood High - Where we spent the majority of our 7 years. Now with Ali, Emily & Paige all working there, I think we will be seeing a whole lot more of it to come.

^ Still taken from the 7B Promo


#8) The Hospital - Which automatically just makes me think of Wren.

This is the location of the very first “Dare” selected by Spencer in 7x11. We already know how many times we’ve had to visit Rosewood Hospital, and there have been many connections to this location in the past. Plan on seeing more!


#9) The Police Station/Jail - Wilden, Toby, Marco, Officer Barry. Shall I go on? The amount of corruption we have seen pass through Rosewood PD is something we are all very familiar with as well. I wonder what kind of fun challenges the Liars will have to face at this location. 


#10) The Cemetery - So many bodies have been buried here.


#11) The Brew - Ezra Fitz’s loft, the first place the Liars met CeCe, and the place of hundreds of secret discussions. Is this an important part of the Game, or is it only there for show?


I wonder where this Game is taking us; on the ride of our lives I hope. 

So there’s my quick analysis.

Let me know any input you may have, or any locations I might have missed :)

6

timmy’s secret wish is the worst episode of fairly oddparents i have ever seen :’D - forget about chloe or sparky or season 10 - this is the one where it turns out that timmy is actually 60 years old and cheated his way into never having to let go of his fairies - which results in cosmo and wanda losing Poof.

Naturally, all of this ends with Timmy getting his fairies, Poof and his youth back, without any permanent consequences or punishment whatsoever.

i cannot believe this ;____;

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5x01 Press Release

**SEASON PREMIERE**–“BROOKLYN NINE-NINE” - (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

JAKE AND ROSA ARE BEHIND BARS ON THE ALL-NEW SEASON PREMIERE OF “BROOKLYN NINE-NINE” TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, ON FOX

Lou Diamond Phillips (“Longmire”) and Tim Meadows (“The Goldbergs” & “Son of Zorn”) Guest Star

Jake and Rosa assimilate to their new lives behind bars, but both are coping in very different ways. Jake bonds with his cellmate, Caleb (guest star Tim Meadows), and is forced to join a prison gang led by notorious inmate Romero (guest star Lou Diamond Phillips), in order to gain his protection. Meanwhile, in the women’s prison, Rosa puts Holt and Terry to the test by having them complete outrageous favors for her. Back in the precinct, Amy and Charles are doing all they can to exonerate their colleagues in the all-new “The Big House Pt.1” Season Five premiere episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE airing Tuesday, Sept. 26 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BRK-501) (TV-14 D, L, V)

Cast: Andy Samberg as Det. Jake Peralta; Andre Braugher as Capt. Ray Holt; Terry Crews as Sgt. Terry Jeffords; Melissa Fumero as Det. Amy Santiago; Joe Lo Truglio as Det. Charles Boyle; Stephanie Beatriz as Det. Rosa Diaz; Dirk Blocker as Det. Hitchcock; Joel McKinnon Miller as Det. Scully

Guest Cast: Lou Diamond Phillips as Romero, Toby Huss as Warden Granville, Tim Meadows as Caleb

Mysterious, Absent Characters

Anonymous asked: “How can I keep readers interested in a missing character with them being gone & only remembered?” 

A character doesn’t need to be present in a scene to be interesting. Sometimes they can be missing for most of the book (in some cases all of the book) and still hold the reader’s interest, just by being “relevant.” 

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anonymous asked:

How do you think Keith would have gotten Shiro back if the Garrison Trio™ didn't show up during the season 1 ep 1 rescue?

I wish there was a way to make this more in depth, but really Keith had basically already rescued Shiro by the time the others showed up.

He distracted the guards.

Taken out the scientists.

Cut Shiro free.

And was carrying Shiro out.

All by the time that the Garrison Trio showed up.

The only real role the others played in the escape was weighing the hover bike down and holding Shiro on the bike. I imagine if they hadn’t been there, he would have just tied Shiro to the bike. Either with his own gear, or something scavenged from the supplies the Garrison had lying around.

i’m feeling really nostalgic about agents of shield because it’s usually around the end of september that the new season starts but this time we have to wait until the end of the year for season 5 because they really want to make inhumans a thing even though it looks so shitty

but guys

doesn’t the whole framework arc feel like a fever dream or crack fic

i mean

they literally spent the last third of the fourth season simultaneously roasting the trump administration for 6 episodes in a row, somehow making coulson even dorkier than imaginable, having the word “soap” spoken in an episode approximately 55 times, finally providing a semblance of closure to ward fans, traumatizing the fitzsimmons fandom in new and brutal ways, bringing back the noise and the funk mr antoine triplett and reminding us all how much everyone loves him, turning jeffrey mace into the hero he never quite got to be in real life, making everyone cry about mack’s daughter, teasing a philinda conversation about feelings, throwing in a deus ex ghostrider for good measure, and finally ending the season with phil! in! space! space phil!! 

like

???!???!!

we’ve come so far since season 1 you guys

The Five Pips

I believe Moftiss are playing the Great Game for us, and they have laid out the groundwork in their season 1 episode aptly entitled The Great Game ;) They did, after all, draw attention to the five pips again in TAB, which is leading me to believe that the show is following a five structure arc, in five seasons. If the five pips in TGG were a form of foreshadowing, here is how I think it has played out so far:

Season 1: Like the first pip, the Carl Powers Case. This case ties Moriarty and Sherlock together as arch enemies that go way back (to Sherlock’s “very first case”), just as season 1 established them to be.

Season 2: Like the second pip, Janus Cars helping a man fake his death. I mean… Season 2 is literally leading to Sherlock faking his death.

Season 3: Like the third pip, tv personality Connie Prince gets murdered because the housekeeper didn’t want to abandon his lifestyle with the brother. Connie represents the media here, as did Magnussen, who got murdered because Sherlock didn’t want John to have to change his lifestyle.

Season 4: Like the fourth pip, where the painting is a fake. Season 4 is a fake, and we have to figure out why.

Season 5: Like the fifth pip, John Watson’s life being threatened by Moriarty. My deduction: John Watson is definitely in danger…


EDIT: This idea has been explored more extensively by @Sagestreet, go and read it

Originally posted by damnmuse