am i scene enough

there’s so much symbolism behind the hey man scene and i’m like.. not talking about klance this time. literally the paladins were all in this mindset of “we’re going to do this, and then we’re going to go back to Earth and life will be the same again.” they don’t see each other as family at all. 

and out of all of the things that the writers did wrong in season two? they portrayed this right.

you know this scene at the end of episode 11? it kind of uses the same tactics as the hey man scene, in which they’re all recalling moments of shiro. in this scene, they were just kind of… recalling fun moments and stuff they’ve had together. 

but they literally… talk about going completely separate ways. they don’t even question it. (which is kind of sad because they were just reminiscing of what they’ve done together as a team.)

the hey man scene on the otherhand, you know none of them are going anywhere. this is the hardest test of their bond yet. and the fact that they had lance, his “rival,” the person who he bickers with all of the time, of everyone there to go comfort keith emphasizes this. lance and keith’s dynamic was just kind of portrayed as “oh, they just bicker and stuff” with those few moments that imply that they care for each other. but this moment? this moment changes all of that. you know that they seem to understand each other. and the thing is? they could have had literally any other character have this dialogue, but they chose lance. they chose the character that keith is supposed to be the most at odds with. and if this moment had been there any earlier than this? i doubt lance would have been the one to comfort keith.

this moment shows how they’ve grown together as a team and how they’re going to grow together. they’re with each other. and they’re staying with each other. 

how did this even happen

soooooo I’m taking a break from my heist novel because the plot-tweaking process for that was getting frustrating and demoralising and I wanted to give myself something to do for a while that was not designing a complex con

so I thought

how about I write a short, fun, decidedly unserious gay romance novel!

kissing! disguises! lies! emotions! a whole lot of sex!

that will be just the kind of relaxing break I need!

it is now a week later and I have outlined every scene except for one, for which the description just reads [INSERT THE FUCKING CON HERE] because I have somehow managed to plot myself into a corner of my ABSURD ROMANCE NOVEL where A CON IS NECESSARY FOR PLOT REASONS because I am a deeply ridiculous human being and should not be allowed near a keyboard.

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Zethu's Fathoms Deep Podcast

Zethu’s interview was delightful. I didn’t think it possible to like her or the character Madi more, but I was wrong. Just a few quick takeaways.

- Zethu unequivocally expresses Madi’s love for Silver. Over and over and over again. It’s beautiful. she referred to them as a Revolutionary couple.

- She stated that Madi fell in love with him while nursing him back to health. She was drawn in by his strength and vulnerability. She loved the way he cared for his people. It inspired her. Also, she could relate to being so young and having so much responsibility. She stated Madi wanted to grow with him, learn from him and travel the world with him.

- Regarding the “Am I Enough scene”: She stated that it was ironic that their first fight wasn’t even about them. She said that Silver wanted her to say “yes love, where do you want to go” and he probably felt that she would answer that way because she’d earlier told him that she would follow him anywhere. The silence doesn’t mean she doesn’t love him and it will be addressed.

- Regarding Billy: She’s pissed that Billy has let his hate for Flint destroy the alliance. She also doesn’t like that Billy acts as though she’s Silver’s groupie. She isn’t. She wouldn’t follow this man unless she loved him. She’s a Queen and had a good life of her own. She’s no ones groupie.

- Regarding Flint: She think Flint sees a little of his old self in her. Back when he was idealistic. She thinks he may now want to guide her or protect her like a father figure, because he knows how cruel the world is and she’s been sheltered.

- She compared Madi and her life’s, based on Madi being raised on Maroon Island and her being born in South Africa after Apartheid. They both have a more idealistic view of the world because they didn’t personally witness the more horrific parts of slavery and apartheid. They know about it, but they didn’t live the daily brutality. Therefore, the overwhelming fear doesn’t exist.

There is so much more that I’m definitely leaving out. Like the fact that Luke’s’ eyes really are that beautiful or that he took her on a date so they could bond. 😍 All in all, it was a great interview and truly worth the listen. You have to listen for no other reason than to hear her say “cut a bitch” in her lovely accent. It’s hilarious. Even more so, because the bitch she’s referring to cutting is Silver. On his “other” leg, of course. 😂😂😂 BTW, after listening, I feel even more confident that she is truly his Treasure Island wife.

i’m lowkey in love with this structure where over the next week, we’re going to enter each character’s pov and come to understand more about them by the end of that clip, so that when we see them all together in the last clip at sana’s party, we’re going to see them and their group dynamic in a whole new light. they’ll still be the same people, but we’ll see them differently in the best way. i think that’s why the writers had eva’s party, another point where everyone was together, so that we had this parallel to compare it to. eva’s party and sana’s party will serve as this “before and after” idea whereby we are shown what happens to your perspective and understanding once you learn and understand people’s battles and backgrounds.

“Alright, here’s your fortune: you’re going to live a happy life filled with a loving and caring family.”
“…I have already acquired that.”
“Aw, Cas, you sap.”

bonus:

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there will never be a day when I don’t think of you

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And he says one word. He whispers one thing. So urgently.

He says, “Juliette.”

I close my eyes. He says, “I don’t want you to call me Warner anymore.”

I open my eyes. “I want you to know me,” he says, breathless, his fingers pushing a stray strand of hair away from my face. “I don’t want to be Warner with you,” he says. “I want it to be different now. I want you to call me Aaron.”

And I’m about to say yes, of course, I completely understand, but there’s something about this stretch of silence that confuses me; something about this moment and the feel of his name on my tongue that unlocks other parts of my brain and there’s something there, something pushing and pulling at my skin and trying to remind me, trying to tell me and

it slaps me in the face

it punches me in the jaw

it dumps me right into the ocean.

“A d a m.”

My bones are full of ice. My entire being wants to vomit. […]

and Warner looks like I’ve shot him all over again, like I’ve wedged a bullet in his heart with my bare hands and he gets to his feet but he can hardly stand. His frame is shaking and he’s looking at me like he wants to say something but every time he tries to speak he fails.

“I’m s- sorry,” I stammer, “I’m so sorry— I never meant for this to happen— I wasn’t thinking ”

But he’s not listening. He’s shaking his head over and over and over and he’s looking at his hands like he’s waiting for the part where someone tells him this isn’t real and he whispers “What’s happening to me? Am I dreaming?

for anonymous: “steamy warnette edit?”