and got to see anna again

Humans Are Weird: Repellent

What if Earth wasn’t the only planet with mosquitos? Mosquitos are like a scourge to aliens, drinking blood and swarming around. Not to mention the possible diseases you can contract. So most planets with mosquitos were labeled uninhabitable and forgotten about, as they are nearly impossible to completely purge from a planet. That is, until humans come and start exploring all those “uninhabitable” planets that are perfect for them.

The Sentinel was a C-class explorer star ship, one of the first to explore the Beta Quadrant. It was part of the new Inter-Human Inclusion Program to help integrate humans into alien societies and familiarize species with one another. As such the Sentinel’s crew was roughly half and half, half human and half other aliens.

Today they were exploring planet S-00202B74, an organic planet with life and an atmosphere reliant on oxygen. The human crew had taken to nick-naming the planet Soo, saying the previous name was too long. The excursion crew contained two humans, Anna and Martin, and three aliens, Ja'rin, Urt'arg, and Kyr.

Soo was a swampy planet, 92 percent water but filled with life. Less than a minute after being on the planets porous surface, Anna suddenly smacked her arm angrily. “Why did you do that?!” Kyr exclaimed. A red handprint was forming on the woman’s bicep, but she smiled smugly. “Not to worry, just got a bloodsucker is all.” She wiped her palm on her leg. Ja'rin looked up fearfully, “A what now?” Martin waved his hand, “You know, mosquitos. I figured after leaving Earth I’d never have to see one again… .” He grimaced as he thought about it.

Ja'rin frantically looked at their exposed tentacles, “Oh no, we have to go back! These things eat you alive!” Anna came up to him, “Hey relax buddy, it’ll be fine! All we need is some bug spray.”

“Some what?”

“Insect repellant. You know, this stuff,” She said as she dug a small bottle out of her back pack. She uncapped it and sprayed the contents over her clothes, arms, and legs. “Pass it here,” Martin called. He repeated the strange ablutions. The normally quiet Urt'arg watched closely with their six blue eyes. “What is that?” they snorted. Martin replied, “It’s a chemical that repels bugs, makes it so they don’t want to bite you.”

Quite quickly for an alien with tentacles and not legs, Ja'rin was at the human’s side, “Could I borrow some? Please?” Martin resisted laughing, “Sure sure, but, hmm,” he looked at Ja'rin’s purplish tentacles, “maybe don’t use it directly on your skin. You absorb stuff really easily, and this might hurt you if you absorb too much.” Ja'rin hesitated now, “Hurt me? Why would that hurt me?”

Anna piped up, “I mean, it is poison after all. I think if you just put it on your uniform you’ll be okay.” Urt'arg’s globular eyes turned yellow and they garbled, “You- You put poison, just, all over you? To keep bugs off? Are you insane!?” Anna shrugged, “Hey, it’s a common thing on Earth. You don’t have to use it if you don’t want.”

None of the aliens took the offer to use the spray, but instead grabbed special suits from the ship. Oddly they didn’t touch either human until they returned to the Sentinel and washed.

The crew made their report to the Captain, Eisa and Muir, but Kyr stayed behind. “Captain, I have a report to add to the Human Manual. When in a hostile environment, more specifically one with aggressive insects, instead of fleeing or even putting on protective gear, humans will cover their bodies in poisonous chemicals to protect themselves.” Eisa blinked, and Muir asked, “I’m sorry, but what?” Kyr nodded, “On the mission, the planet had mosquitos! Instead of turning back, they just pulled out bottles of poison, like it was normal, and covered themselves in it. I guess it worked, they didn’t get bit after that, but I can’t believe they’d do that. It seems dangerous,” Eisa-Muir stood up with a sigh, their two heads having a silent conversation and sharing a look. “Thank you for the report,” Muir said. “You are dismissed,” said Eisa.

After Kyr left, Muir thought to Eisa, “What have we gotten ourselves into?”

(If anyone wants to, you can add to this. I know my writing is below par, sorry)

Fairy Tail 544 SPOILERS (KOREAN RAWS)

YES!!! FINALLY I GOT TO SEE MEREDY AGAIN!!! Oh nand looks like she’s casting her sensory magic to help Lucy in casting Fairy Sphere.

And then it looks like everyone’s magic’s being transferred to the casting of Fairy Sphere. Like I said EVERYONE like every single character from this series made their cameo!!

Blue Pegasus ft. Anna Heartfillia, Jellal (my baby ASDFGHJKL and he’s smiling too kyaaaa!!), Quatro Cereberus (hahaha WIIIILLLDDD), 4 Kings of Ishgar (wow like so after being beaten singlehandedly by God Serena they make an appearance XD), some members of Mermaid Heel (Riley, Beth and Arcana if I’m not mistaken), Flare and the giants from the Sun Village, Princess Hisui…..

The guys from Galuna Island, Previous Element Four (so they all turned a new leaf huh?), Wally and Sho (wow the last time we saw them was from Tower of Heaven arc), Kagura, Old Ultear (OMG 😭😭😭), The Exceeds, Brandish ft. a tiny version of Dimaria…

And apparently they were able to defeat Acnologia……. 

They managed to seal the physical body with Fairy Sphere

And defeat the conscious part of him

Did Natsu just pull a Luffy stunt in there ?? XD

And then Acnologia was done for

RIP ACNOLOGIA….

Lastly, the dragon slayers fall off from the skies and was able to reunite with their friends

And of course a FREAKIN NALU MOMENT!! 

Well folks, next week’s chapter will be the last!!! Can you believe it?!! It’s almost over!! At least we got 48 pages of this final act!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭

TO BE CONTINUED ON FT 545: IRREPLACABLE FRIENDS

Anna: “I don’t even know what love is.” This is the most complicated, broken, and profound line in the entire movie that was said by an equally complicated, broken, and profound character. Wait, What?

I know people will most likely agree or notice that Elsa is more glorified and magnified than Anna. Elsa is widely celebrated that she has become a whole franchise on her own singlehandedly. In Disney stores and in other stores carrying the “Frozen” merchandise, I notice that everything with Elsa’s face in it are always sold out whereas Anna’s…you can see that there are always a lot floating around. That she’s only just a spare. If a kid asks for Elsa, and her dolls are out of stock, she settles for Anna. Anna, the princess, not the Queen. Anna, the klutz, not the elegant and graceful character. Anna, the underrated character in her own movie.

What’s my point here? I’m not talking about sales statistics. I’m merely stating the obvious. We see more of  Elsa’s story get more notes and analyses here on Tumblr. She’s this utterly gorgeous muse with a tragic backstory that makes her so complicated and so enigmatic. She’s the one with the anthemic song with the sexy hips and gorgeous ice dress. She has ice powers, which make her so disarmingly hotter, and way more interesting that Anna, the younger sister who’s unashamedly ordinary compared to her sister.

I’m not trying to push Elsa off the pedestal and make Anna outshine her; wrong. That’s just how it is. Anna is underrated and there’s no denying that. But it makes me quite sad when I see people write about how Anna is just this naïve, gullible, and shallow character who fulfilled Disney’s aesthetics by being the typical princess who is love-starved and seeks romance as her main goal throughout the movie; to find a prince, kiss, and live happily ever after. Anna fulfilled that, yes. There was Kristoff, the kiss, and happily ever after. But that all came with a price. But she’s more than that. Way more than that.

“I don’t even know what love is.” My focus is this line because there are so many layers to it. 

Let’s tackle the question with some hypothetical questions and some counter statements that I also thought about, shall we?

1. Anna knows what love is. It’s not like she was locked away like Elsa was. She had her mom and dad. So if anything, Elsa should be the one who would be fitting to say that.

Yes, Anna had more contact with her mom and dad and I’m sure they compensated for Elsa’s absence by being there for her. Anna was free to hug her parents. She was free to play with her mom and dad. They had a good relationship for the most part. Anna loved them and they loved Anna. But honestly, if my sister just stopped talking to me and my parents wouldn’t give me an actual answer as to why, I’d feel pretty devastated.

I’d feel hated by my own sister. I don’t know how much (or if at all) it was emphasized by her parents that Elsa didn’t hate her whenever she asked why Elsa won’t see her anymore, but it still doesn’t excuse the fact that they kept her in the dark. Anna was betrayed from the very beginning by her own parents. All these doors. All these excuses. All these unanswered questions. It was unfair. Although her parents meant well, I’m pretty sure Anna had already formed conflicting thoughts about the concept of what love is. Why is Elsa gone? Why won’t Mama and Papa tell me? Don’t they trust me?

2. If Anna is so desperate for love and the company of people, why didn’t she go with her parents on that ship? That could’ve been her chance to explore the world. Heck, she also has a choice of leaving the castle. It’s not like Elsa told her to be locked in, too. 

I’ve seen someone write about this, but I’ve reblogged it a long time ago so I can’t really find it right now. It’s interesting how Anna stayed behind when she could’ve gone with her parents. She was fifteen years old and during that time period, hell yeah, she’s pretty darn legal. People got married even before fifteen. She didn’t need to go with her parents. She had a choice. And her choice was to stay.

Why? Okay, so Mama and Papa will be gone for two weeks. TWO WEEKS. That’s enough time for me to convince Elsa to come out of her room. Hopefully. I’ll even camp out by her door! I’ll bribe her with chocolates! Wait, what? It’s been way too long. I’ll use this time to come up with a plan to make her talk to me without Mama and Papa telling me not to go near her door. Elsa doesn’t hate me. I think. I mean, she’s my sister! Maybe, even for just a few days, Elsa and I can finally have some time for ourselves without anyone telling me not to bother her. I need to stay behind. I need to talk to her. Joan doesn’t say much. I miss Elsa. 

I think that’s how it went down in Anna’s mind. Or close to it. I mean, if she went on that ship, she would’ve died and uhh…there will be no movie. But two weeks became forever. And the door remained shut for another three years although the plan to have it opened did not waver.

She never opened those gates and left Elsa alone because where Elsa is, there she will be, too. Who will embrace Elsa with open arms when she finally opens that door? Anna won’t miss it for the world. 

I think this is the part where Anna’s faith in her sister wavered. God, she was so excited, so nervous, and so desperate to keep her sister’s attention. She standing so close next to Elsa. And Elsa is finally talking to her. They had, max, three minutes of screen time together. Three minutes or so of finally reconnecting. But Elsa and her own version of unconditional love for Anna, pushes her away once again and breaks her own heart again in the process.  Everything was going well….what did I ever do to her?

It’s just so absolutely brilliant how Hans comes in the picture a second after this scene to catch her as she tripped and about to fall. As if he was the one who will save her metaphorically. Hans, who echoes Anna’s pain (or pretends to) captures Anna’s heart immediately. He talks to her, makes her feel important, he…TALKS to her. It wasn’t a painting. It wasn’t her face against a door talking to a voiceless human being that was inside that room somewhere. It was someone finally talking to her and listening to her. Anna could not just let this pass. At this rate, Anna just wanted out. Marriage, whatever it may be, she needed an out. Not necessarily to leave Elsa because she did offer that Hans and her brothers live in their castle. But just…an escape from this gaping hole she was left with in so long. So much void. So much loneliness. Yeah, Anna was pretty naive to just say “YES” to marriage after four minutes of having a duet with a complete stranger. How gullible. But really, how much more loneliness and rejection can a person stomach? She saw an opportunity and took it. She wanted an out.  She wanted to be loved. And that’s perfectly human nature. Maybe this is her chance. Anna has been questioning what love is since that day that door slammed shut on her face. Maybe Hans will prove her wrong. He did, in the most sadistic and unexpected way.

“I don’t even know what love is.”

This is the face of complete defeat. Elsa throws her out of her ice palace after literally getting a near death experience and trekking that mountain for days. She dropped everything for Elsa just to be rejected again. Elsa physically built a monster to throw her out. Seriously, that blows more than anything even though we all know Elsa means well. And then, Hans betrays her. She’s dying and she doesn’t know what love is. She really doesn’t. She has this epiphany and realization that maybe she was just an idiot all this time. Anna, here, is convinced that whatever image of love she has in her mind is nothing more but demented wishful thinking and lies. Her parents kept secrets from her and allowed her relationship with her sister to fester. Plus, they leave her, too. They died with those secrets and those hugs Anna had looked forward to everyday growing up and wishing Elsa can hug her, too. Her own sister who was her best friend and someone she looks up to suddenly stopped being there for her unannounced; kicks her out after she goes on this suicide mission to find her, and accidentally freezes her heart. The one person that she confided in and trusted with her heart leaves her for dead after telling her she was a rebound because “no one was getting anywhere with Queen Elsa” that’s why he picked her. All of this seem to be undermined because of Anna’s radiant personality. But did anyone really actually consider that it may have been a fascade to mask the fact that she’s been crapped on all her life and everyday she wishes someone can make all of that stop?

So yeah, don’t tell me that Anna is shallow.

Anna screams “NO!” and blocks Hans’ sword from killing Elsa. By the time this happens, it’s already been established that Anna thinks Elsa doesn’t want to see her again. STILL, she literally defies that. NO, I will not let you touch my sister. YES, it’s probably true that she doesn’t love me enough or trust me enough to make it work, ice powers and all, BUT I will not let you kill her. This is not how it’s going to end. YES, I may have given up on trying to mend our relationship, but I CHOOSE HER. I may not know what love is, I may not know how it feels like to be loved. BUT I KNOW HOW TO LOVE. AND I LOVE MY SISTER. I CHOOSE HER OVER MY LIFE EVEN THOUGH IT MEANS I MAY NEVER SEE HER AGAIN. 

Guys, Anna died loving Elsa. Anna died forgiving Elsa completely…but she died not really and truly grasping how much Elsa loves her. She died thrown out, rejected, and betrayed.

Anna does not exist to fulfill Disney’s aesthetics to maintain a certain standard of being a Disney princess and a damsel in distress. Anna is none of that. Whatever happy ending she got, she deserves it, in all of its cliche and cheesiness. She has suffered just as much. She has cried just as much. And she deserves happiness and love just as much. She’s been a complicated character since her first screen time and for the next to follow. Sure, she made some really stupid mistakes. But that’s what makes her so relatable and so scarily human. Anna is the epitome of stubborn love. And that’s what makes her so beautiful. 

Veep Style (or my longest post ever)

The way Veep uses costumes to demonstrate character has interested me for a while, and so I’m diving in to the subject just this once.  Everything I learned about ‘reading’ costume I learned from reading Tom and Lorenzo’s Mad Style recaps (if you’re a Mad Men fan who’s somehow never encountered them, go forth and read).  Needless to say, this won’t be anywhere near as comprehensive, and in fact will be chiefly focused on one character, which is Amy.

There’s a simple reason for this - Amy is the most dynamic dresser on the show.  Which isn’t to say that she’s necessarily stylish - Selina knows how to dress to convey very specific messages (as does Dan), something Amy mostly doesn’t do (with one hilarious exception).  But there are two reasons why Amy’s style changes so much more than anyone else’s over the course of the show.  

Within the world of the show, Amy starts off as a comparatively young woman (say approximately 30 at the beginning?), and one who has never felt particularly comfortable with her own beauty or confident in her ability to attract men.  She also desperately wants to be taken seriously in an environment that is not particularly friendly to her.  Outside the world of the show, Anna Chlumsky has had two babies - which means her body has gone through far more dramatic changes than any other member of the main cast.  (Reid Scott and Timothy Simmons’ receding hairlines don’t really compare).  

So let’s look at season one.

This is, to my mind, Amy’s most important costume in the pilot - and certainly the one that is called back to the most.  Note how informal it is.  She’s not dressed to impress here - she’s wearing a comfortable blouse and a cardigan, and the cardigan is in a notably feminine colour.  This is important, because a lot of Amy’s costumes in season one are in direct opposition to this specific outfit.  Why?  

Because of this asshole.

Dan arrives and immediately disrupts Amy’s safe working environment, undermining her dominance in the office and reminding her (and everyone else) that Amy can be vulnerable in an explicitly feminine way (i.e. she can be disappointed/hurt romantically).  Not only does he threaten her position with Selina, as Amy’s ex he is also threatening to her emotionally.  Note how he’s dressed in blue-grey to Amy’s pink - it’s the costume designer’s way of really underlining the ‘boy-girl’ nature of their storyline.  (Something to remember for later). 

Interestingly, and perhaps as a way of differentiating their characters, Amy and Selina wear red (or colours in the red family) in very, very different ways. When Selina wears red, it’s to make herself feel powerful - and Selina in red has become part of the iconography of the show.

But Amy tends to wear red or pink only in moments when she is emotionally vulnerable - usually, but not only, tied to romance.  It’s a direct reversal of how Selina uses the colour.  So putting her in pink when Dan invades the office is a way to underscore the threat he poses.  Because even early on, it’s clear… those two have a connection, whether Amy likes it or not.



Episode two and Amy wears what would appear to be a fairly standard outfit for her at the time - a skirt and top.  She looks good - professional - and it’s a light outfit for the heat… which Dan matches exactly.  Amy wears black and grey, Dan wears black and grey (and white).  Unsurprisingly, this is the episode where their romantic connection is made explicit, and Dan is a lot more overtly flirtatious with Amy (invading her space, blowing air kisses - I don’t know how she didn’t throttle him) then he ever will be again.  Tying them together colourwise is a trick that the costumers will use again and again… but not for a while.  

Because look at Amy’s reaction to Dan coming back into her life.


Suits.  Lots and lots of suits. 

Dan is both an emotional and professional threat, and so Amy puts on her armour to deal with him.  The suits mimic menswear, putting them on a more even footing, and because Amy’s suits are always so boxy, they hide her femininity.  

Her suits are also - unlike Dan’s - cheap.  And one of the ways that becomes clear is that they never really fit right - note the way the jackets are constantly gaping over her chest.  Selina’s suits - when she wears them - never do that, they lie flat against her the way they’re supposed to, probably because Selina gets them properly tailored.  (Selina would have the money to do that mind you).  (And Amy is more busty than Selina, which makes suits more of a challenge)

Selina’s suits are brightly coloured and fit her perfectly, whereas Amy’s are blocky and invariably in colours that mimic menswear - brown, grey or black.  In other words, Selina wants attention and Amy wants to avoid it.  

But gradually, gradually, she starts to gain confidence.  She gets used to having Dan in the office, and she gets a boyfriend.  

Look at that bold, declarative red in the third picture.  Amy’s connection with Dan might not have gone away - in Andrew, the episode where Dan asks her out, their costumes are matching again - but she’s dating someone new, and I think it’s safe to say that she got properly laid on her date with Ed.  With the exception of the episode immediately following this one, we never see Amy wearing such a strong, saturated red (with matching lipstick) again.  No wonder Dan was pissed off that night in the bar - he knows her well enough to know what that means.

Now I’m  going to guess that Anna Chlumsky’s first pregnancy fell somewhere between seasons 2 and 3, because when we hit season 3 a change has occurred.

Colour.  Lush, vibrant colour.  

Within the show, the reason is simple - having a boyfriend, even one as milquetoast as Ed, did wonders for Amy’s confidence.  Her clothes are more feminine, and far, far more flattering than they were previously.  (One could even suspect that looking more feminine was Amy’s way of lulling Dan into a false sense of security, but I think it’s unlikely - she doesn’t really dress that strategically).  They’re also easier to move in, for which I give you exhibit one:

The external reason is that - odd though it may sound - it’s much easier to conceal a pregnancy (or the natural changes in a woman’s body that follow a pregnancy) in a sheath dress than a suit.  Which sounds odd, because these dresses show off Amy’s body a lot more than the suits ever did, but being all one piece, and all one colour, allows them to smooth over any unexpected lumps and bumps.  

Fortunately, for Amy to have gained confidence this year makes sense - as I’ve said, she has a new boyfriend, and this is the year where she finally vanquishes Dan, her nemesis throughout the show.  (Made all the sweeter by him not realising it happened).

But there are some things Amy just can’t avoid.

Their costumes at Mike’s wedding are kind of hilariously on point.  Dan literally has Amy all over him.  His tie matches her dress (a trick that the costume designer will repeat many times in the coming seasons), and his waistcoat matches her hair.  They may consider each other enemies, but even a full season of open competition between them doesn’t change one simple fact.

They complement each other.  

The repeated colour combination - green and blue - at the beginning and end of the season makes it clear… they have a connection that just won’t go away.

And the costumes in season four make this more and more explicit.  

They match.  Constantly.  In all of these pictures the colours of their outfits call back to each other - with Amy’s white blouse with the black pattern even calling back to Dan’s tie.  (That outfit will be repeated in the Inauguration episode in season 5, where, perversely, it underlines their new lack of connection - calling back to a time when Dan and Amy were a team and working together, instead of sniping at each other constantly - but unfortunately, I can’t find a pic).

And in no episode is this clearer than Storms and Pancakes, when Dan pretty explicitly brings Amy into his new world.

This is so costumey as to become almost ludicrous - look how well matched they are!  Every colour in Amy’s outfit appears in Dan’s outfit - and since he spends most of the episode as close to her as humanly possible, it’s kind of hard not to notice (I suspect because he is, sensibly, trying to make her feel more at ease in the new setting, so that she, and therefore they, will be successful.  In this environment he’s the only person she has to trust).  And he has good reason to do this, because I’d argue that, going by costumes alone, Storms and Pancakes was the most vulnerable Amy’s ever been in the show.  

She’s been separated from Selina, Mike’s publicly called her unstable, and her peers are gleefully agreeing with that assessment, as we see at Dan’s dreadful party.  Amy’s career is hugely important to her, she draws most of her self-confidence from the knowledge that she is good at her job, and to have that so publicly called into question is almost unbearable to her.  How do I know - look at her dress:

This dress fascinates me, because it is completely unlike anything Amy’s worn before or since.  With the high slit, she’s showing a lot more skin than she usually does, and the nude band across the top makes her look more ‘naked’ than she actually is.  Amy is feeling horribly, horribly exposed, and this dress reflects that.  She’s a raw nerve.

(Note that Dan is wearing the same suit as earlier in the day.  My guess is that Amy had forgotten about the party and had to buy something to wear in a hurry - that’s the only explanation I can think of for such an uncharacteristic outfit).

But she wants to get better, so she takes Dan’s advice:

Note that this is the only time Amy wears ‘nude’ in the show - with Dan, and again with Sophie.  They are the only people she feels able to be around when she’s this vulnerable.  (Does this make Dan even more of an asshole for sleeping with Sophie?  You betcha).

Still, eventually, she gets her mojo back, by beating Dan at his own game.

And she’s right back in the colours that were used to tie her to him at the start of the episode - gray and black.  Only this outfit has her covered back up - and as result she looks comfortable all of a sudden.  

But of course this bucolic phase can’t last, and Amy and Dan, through working together, end up dragged in front of Congress.  It’s clearly an intimidating experience for both of them - something that becomes obvious when we look at Amy’s outfit.

A suit.

A suit the likes of which we haven’t seen in several years at this point.  Like I said, suits are Amy’s armour.  It doesn’t matter that they’re unflattering - or that in this picture, frankly, her suit makes her look like Dan’s Mini-Me - when she’s feeling unsettled, they’re what she defaults to.

Unsurprisingly, their testimony does not go well.  It’s clear that, behind the scenes, they got together before their next appearance, because…well, look:

I think we can confidently say that this is the one time Amy was consciously dressing for effect - because it’s so hilariously OTT it has to be purposeful.  (Note, Selina didn’t make this mistake.  Selina wore a serious grey dress and serious glasses, but nothing so unusual for her that people would comment on it).  I don’t doubt that seeing this outfit was a laugh out loud moment for many people in the audience - it’s not like Amy at all.  But Dan’s tie still matches her perfectly (as does his expression).  (On a side note, either Dan’s watches are always enormous or Reid Scott has teeny-tiny wrists, I’m not sure which).

But what I haven’t talked about is probably the most important costume Amy had in the entire season.

Remember when I said red, for Amy, meant vulnerability?  This is the most blatant example of it by far.  The swirling pattern hints at all the frustrations she’s been suppressing for years on end, and the deep red makes her stand out in the scene.  Selina has disappointed Amy more than anyone else - Amy has spent years dedicated to Selina and her career - and so the moment where Amy walks away from that is a profoundly vulnerable one for her.

But we can’t talk about Amy and vulnerability without diving into a theme that comes very much to the fore in seasons 4 & 5.  Romance.  

Because there are some common themes in how Amy is dressed for her romantic scenes (though when I say romantic, I mean scenes that play on her relationships with Dan and Buddy, not necessarily scenes that are romantic in and of themselves).

Remember when I said to remember the pink/blue-grey combination?

I don’t know if the costume designer rewatched the pilot before seasons 4 & 5, but it’s noticeable how consistently the pink/blue-grey combination is applied to Dan and Amy across both.  (Dan wears blue-grey because he’s not the kind of man who’d own a vibrantly blue suit - at least, I think that’s why).  Again, it really underlines the gendered nature of the interaction - and note that a lot of the shots also emphasise just how much bigger than Amy Dan is (something they usually try to avoid).

And the clearest sign of all that Amy has given up on Dan at the end of season 5?  She’s wearing pink - but it’s for Buddy.

It’s interesting, because pink definitely isn’t Amy’s “I feel pretty colour.”  We’ve seen a lot of her formal wear, and it’s clear she defaults to one colour more than any other.

Like so many blue-eyed blondes, Amy knows that there’s one colour which will always work on her - blue - and so when she wants to make an impression, that’s what she jumps to.  (When I say Amy isn’t as stylish as Selina or Dan, I don’t mean she dresses badly - clearly she doesn’t - but that she doesn’t really know or, I suspect, care, how to dress for maximum impact - something that both Dan and Selina are very, very good at it). (Her dress in Finland also reads as a less mature version of Selina’s slinky black number, a way of indicating just how aligned these women are).

The other theme that pops up is skin, and I do mean that literally.  With the exception of season three, (when I suspect it was unavoidable due to Anna Chlumsky’s pregnancy), Amy doesn’t tend to sport visible cleavage.  And yet:

(I feel super creepy pointing this out, but she does have cleavage in the third pic - it’s just that Dan’s hand is in the way).  

In all of the scenes Dan and Buddy are covered up - by standard suits - but Amy has both arms and chest uncovered.  Which is a classic way to signal vulnerability - and Amy clearly does feel vulnerable, because in the scenes with Dan she usually sits with at least one arm (and sometimes two) in front of her chest.  It’s subconscious - and involuntary - self-defence.  However attracted Amy may be to Dan, she’s still afraid of opening herself up to him - and for very good reason, as we all know.

So what does season 6 hold for Amy style-wise?

I have no idea - but Anna Chlumsky had just had another baby before filming started, so I suspect we may be in for another style evolution.

Which fortunately, makes complete sense for the character.

The ways in which Selina and Sue dress don’t change that much, because they are both more mature and more confident - they know what looks good on them, and they stick with it.  Amy’s still figuring that out.

But I would draw your attention to this.

Veep does repeat costumes from time to time (in compiling this I’ve noticed that Dan repeats ties a lot), but this isn’t quite that.  This is repeating a ‘type’ of outfit.  

Amy doesn’t wear patterns very often (with the exception of Convention, and I think Fishing, in Season 3), and seeing her in one is usually a hint at some kind of emotional turmoil.

But she has a pattern on in both these outfits, as well as being massively bundled up in thick skirts and cardigans.  

I think it conveys two things - that she feels the need to protect herself, and that there are more emotions going on beneath than anyone is picking up on.  Dan doesn’t seem to realise just how nervous she is about asking him out, or how much she has to nerve herself to do it - and Buddy doesn’t pick up, at all, how uncomfortable she is with him or his overt displays of affection.

Sebastian Stan Imagine

Request:  Can i request a sebastian stan x reader where he is at a con and is being interviewed then his wife (reader) and 2 daughters (toddlers) surprise him on stage. Basically just fluff on fluff.

A/N: I’m sorry if it sucks. It’s been a long time since I wrote something. Hope you like it :)

  Sebastian  would go to Comic-Con with the cast of Civil War later that day. We were having breakfast before he went there. Our one-year-old twin daughters, Denise and Anna, were in the kitchen with us. Denise was sitting on his dad’s lap because she was always trying to get out of her feeding chair. Anna liked sitting on the feeding chair unlike his sister .Sebastian was feeding Denise while he was eating. He didn’t eat actually as he made sure our daughters ate well. They were the most precious things in this world for him.

  “I don’t want to go” he whined with an unhappy look on his face.Usually, he really loved going cons and being with the fans so I couldn’t get why he didn’t want to go.

  “Why? I thought you loved these things” I asked sipping my coffee.  

  “Look at them,” he said mesmerized by the twins’ cuteness. “I don’t want to leave them. I want to be with my daughters” he was caressing Denise’s hand at the same time. I smiled at what he had just said.

  “Don’t be ridiculus. You don’t leave them forever”  The unhappy look on his face was fading away. “But I miss them so much” he said kissing Denise’s cheek. Then he leaned to kiss Anna.

  “So you don’t miss me?” I joked pouting. “You didn’t even kiss me this morning” I continued. Well, the last part wasn’t completely a joke.

  “I miss you, too. I didn’t mean-”

  “Just joking dear. Of course you miss them, I know what you mean”  I said. “But you still didn’t kiss me”

  He leaned and kiss my cheek softly. Denise and Anna got excited as daddy kissed mommy. “Why don’t you come with me?” he asked hopefully.

  “That would be great but you know, that would be hard with two babies if we came there. Cons are really crowded” I said smiling helplessly.

  “You’re right. They would be too tired” He got upset again. My heart couldn’t resist seeing him disappointed. But he cheered up again suddenly “Anyway, daddy will come back by evening”

  “So, how is it going with the babies?” the interviewer asked Sebastian. I was watching him from the backstage. After Sebastian  got really upset this morning, I decided to surprise him. I took the twins and came here without telling him. Of course the interviewer knew that. I arranged this surprise with her. The place was so crowded that the babies fussed from time to time. Fortunately, I overcomed calming them.

  “It goes perfectly. They’ve became the light in my life, of course after my wife Y/N” The crowd ‘awwed’ as he answered question. Sebastian got a little red and he was playing with his fingers making himself even cuter.

  “Do you miss them right now?” she asked again. He just nodded sadly. “Well, we have a surprise for you Seb. I hope that will make you cheer up” she said and that was the time we entered the stage. I came to the stage holding Denise’s and Anna’s hands. They were walking clumsily as they had learned walking newly.

  Sebastian’s eyes wide opened as we came. He got so happy that he jumped off his seat and hugged us like we had never seen each other for years. The crowd went wild while all these things happening.

  “Hi there!” I said when everybody calmed down. Anna was in Seb’s arms and Denise was in mine. We were portraying a happy family.

  “How did you decide to come here?” Sebastian asked as we sat.

  “Girls missed you so much that they didn’t stop fussing. At the end, I had to take them here” I explained.

  “So you didn’t miss me?” he teased like I did in the morning. I took his hand with full of love.

  “I missed you”

  After the interview ended, we went to the backstage. I put our daughters in their baby carriages carefully. Then I turned to Sebastian. He was looking at me deeply. I couldn’t take my eyes off him.

  “Thank you” he said coming closer to me. He wrapped his arms around my waist. I caressed his cheek saying  "Anything for you.“ Then he closed the gap between us and kissed my lips passionately. I felt the exhaustion in my body as I released myself into his arms. Then I pulled back myself.

  "Let’s go home. I’m too tired” I said looking at the babies falling asleep “I think they are too.”

WANNA HEAR ME RANT

NO

TOO BAD

I GOT SICK AGAIN AT SCHOOL TODAY BECAUSE MY LIFE FUCKING SUCKS THEN I HEARD SOMEONE COME IN THE BATHROOM AND ASK IF I WAS OKAY

SO I SAID I WAS AND FINISHED THROWING UP TO GO SEE THE PERSON WHO TURNED OUT TO BE A COUNSELOR

KEEP IN MIND I NEVER LIKED THE BITCH IN THE FIRST PLACE

SO SHE SAYS “Anna did you really throw up” AND I WAS LIKE “WTF YES”

SHE GIVES ME THIS SKEPTIC LOOK

THEN THE BITCH TAKES ME TO GET MY STUFF SO I ASK LAST PERIOD TEACHER TO CALL THE NURSE

BUT SHE CAN’T CUZ I WASN’T CURRENTLY IN HER CLASS (LEFT IN THE MIDDLE TO PUKE AND THE BELL RANG WHILE I WAS IN THERE)

SO I GET TO FOURTH PERIOD A FEW MINUTES LATER WITH BITCH TEACHER WITH ME

AND SHE JUST STOOD OUTSIDE AND WATCHED ME FOR TWO MINUTES SO I WOULDN’T ASK THE TEACHER TO GO TO THE NURSE

FUCKING HAWK BITCH

SO I TELL FOURTH PERIOD TEACHER I NEED TO GO TO THE NURSE BECAUSE DOUCHEY MCFUCKERPANTS WOULDN’T LET ME

AND SHE SAID “well if she said no I’m sure she knows best”

SO I GET TO GO IN THE BACK ROOM TO “REST” WHEN I’M ACTUALLY TEXTING MY DAD IN TEARS BECAUSE I WAS SO ANGRY AND IN PAIN

I USED A SPECIAL PASS TO GO TO MY STUDY HALL TEACHER (WE’RE TOTAL BROS OR WHATEVER THE COOL KIDS SAY NOWADAYS) AND SHE LETS ME GO

BUT THERE’S A SUBSTITUTE AND NOT THE REGULAR NURSE SO I WAS HAPPY THAT I WOULDN’T BE TREATED LIKE A LIAR AGAIN

I TELL HER I PUKED AND AS I’M SAYING THAT GUESS WHAT HAPPENS

FOURTH PERIOD TEACHER COMES IN LOOKING FOR ME

SEES ME ON THE COT

LOOKS AT LADY

AND SAYS

“oh she’ll be fine just send her back”

AND SUB SAYS “oh okay lol” AND I WAS LIKE “DUDE CALL MY DAD” (I ALREADY TEXTED HIM AND HE WAS PISSED OFF AND COMING ANYWAYS)

“just lie down for a bit and go back to class”

AND I LOST IT

I START SCREAMING “ONE STUPID TEACHER ACCUSED ME OF FAKING BEING SICK AND SENT ME BACK TO CLASS, AND THIS ONE WOULDN’T LET ME COME DOWN HERE BECAUSE APPARENTLY I AM ‘FINE’”

ANGRY TEARS ARE ROLLING DOWN MY CHEEKS

BITCHES TURN OUT TO BE FRIENDS AND I TEXT MY DAD WHILE THEY ARE TALKING

HE’S PISSED OFF AND COMES ANYWAY

SUB GETS PHONE CALL AND SAYS “Anna did you contact your dad”

AND I SAID “MAYBE I DID

AND MAYBE

I

DIDN’T”

SO MY DAD HAS WRITTEN A BUNCH OF ANGRY EMAILS AND I AM STILL PISSED

FUCK MY SCHOOL

Anna’s reaction to Elsa’s new winter dress

(just because I wanted to hehe)
a little 400 words thingie.

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« You couldn’t help yourself, uh ? »

Elsa turned around, recognizing her little sister’s voice.

The redhead was pointing at her, but not actually her, more like behind her.

« The trail », Anna said to explained what she meant as her sister’s face looked very confused.

« Oh », simply replied Elsa, and she smiled. She followed her finger and nodded.

« Yeah, » the Queen shrugged, « I really like trails, for some reason. »

There was a short silence.

« Maybe because it reminds me of the Coronation dress », she added.

Anna slowly nodded, agreeing. Elsa looked gorgeous in that formal dress a few months before, in her opinion, but she also remembered that Elsa told her that, in frustration, she unclipped her magenta trail and throw it away somewhere in the North mountain. Anna smiled at that memory, which was nothing compared to the bursting of laughs she had when Elsa blushed after telling her this anecdote.

« I like it », assured Anna. « It suits you well. »

Elsa smiled, don’t adding nothing else than a deep smile, still feeling weird about receiving compliments.

« Shall we go ? » invited Elsa, showing the open door.

Anna almost forgot they actually were awaited. She followed her big sister outside her bedroom and took a second to look back. She wouldn’t believe Elsa’s bedroom was wide opened now. Her sight curiously became blurry.

As they walked in the corridor to the main entrance of the castle, Anna looked again at Elsa’s ice trail.

« Hey, you changed the patterns ! » she noticed, and Elsa smiled.

« It’s holidays, I had to make something more… Winterly, you know. » Elsa justified.

Anna laughed, and her laugh echoed against the wood of the walls, resonating until Elsa’s heart.

« I realize it’s the first time in a while we’re going to have a Christmas celebration together », Elsa murmured, and her voice was totally different than her previous sentence.

Anna winced, but then put a reassuring hand on her sister’s shoulder, covered of white fur. Elsa got relieved to see, when she turned her head, a giant smile on her face.

« Don’t worry. It will be fine, I promise. » said Anna, beaming with joy.

Elsa put her hand in hers and squeezed it tight.

Then Anna remembered what her hand touched just before that.

« What is the fur for ? » she asked, intrigued. « You told me several times that cold doesn’t bother you. »

« I… I just like fur, that’s it, » stammered Elsa. « I… I just find it beautiful. »

Anna shook her head and got close to her, with her hand still in Elsa’s.

« You’re such a Queen. »

« Shush up », smiled Elsa, as they were reaching the entry gates.

Kristanna week Day 1 - Cozy

*Don’t know if I’ll be able to do anything more than snippets, this is a crazy week for me, but here’s one I managed to think of for today.

He tried not to come back at night, it was always rough going in the dark, and the wolves were always a danger. But he’d wanted to see her again so badly, he’d lain in his tent unable to sleep, just thoughts of Anna forefront in his mind.

He’d woken Sven, regretfully, but the trusty reindeer got up without protest, knowing they were headed home.

When he arrived at the castle, late into the night, with everyone asleep, he’d gone straight to their room but Anna wasn’t there. He didn’t panic, because he knew exactly where she’d be.

He ascended the stairs, two at a time, to the highest part of the castle, the highest window with the grandest window seat. From here you could see all of Arendelle, and you especially had a good view of the trail from the mountains.

There, he found Anna, nestled amongst a pile of soft furs, wrapped in the duvet from their bed, with Kristoff’s pillow tucked under her head. She was fast asleep, snoring softly, and his heart clenched at the sight of her. He hadn’t the heart to wake her.

And so he nestled himself beside her, gave her a soft kiss on the cheek, before he closed his eyes and settled in for the night.

anonymous asked:

You said that you think Frozen Fever goes before Olaf's Frozen Adventure. What gives you a clue?

LOL no, I said that I had a feeling and there was not enough data to be sure. But let’s try to put these feelings into words.

In short, I feel that there is upgrade between Frozen Fever and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. Not the other way around. Like:

The dress

Frozen Fever starts with Elsa in Frozen dress. Later she makes her trademark transformation to Frozen Fever dress, which is almost the same kind of transformation we see in Frozen, plus some upgrade like adding living flowers into dress pattern and making them fly. We could  assume that she practiced sice Frozen with her powers and is better now.

But while we do not see Elsa’s dress transformation in trailer of Olaf’s Frozen  Adventure, we see the result and it is much better than we have seen ever before. Of course we don’t know for sure that her dress in OFA is made of ice, but I think we can safely assume that adding her icy touch to any dress she wears is a tradition now. Also Elsa’s cape looks very ice-y, like her other ice capes. So the dress we see in OFA is an upgraded version in comparison to one we have seen in FF. I assume that creators won’t make Elsa to kill/wear any animal for fashion, so the fur must be her another icy creation, plus velvety looking material of her dress, plus new complicated patterns on the cape, all these scream upgrade aka Elsa is more skilled with her powers in OFA than in FF, because she used them longer than in Frozen Fever.

Olaf

In Frozen Fever she does not touch Olaf, even if he obviously asks for a hug with his body language. We all know that Elsa is not a very touchy-feely person, to put it lightly. Actually the only person touching her freely we ever see is Anna.

But in OFA there is an upgrade comparing to FF. Olaf gets his hug, because Elsa is obviously more comfortable with physical contact and she included Olaf into her comfort zone.

Anna and Kristoff and flying things

Because it is Disney, Anna and Kristoff are destined to end as a married couple. So we can watch their relationship progress. In Frozen Fever after famous “I love you babe” Kristoff got very shy and Anna was rather surprised. So we can assume it was a first. They don’t even touch ech other once.

But in OFA you could see Kristoff keeping his hand on Anna’s shoulder rather possesively. Progress, I would say, what suggests again that OFA takes place after FF.

Finally Elsa’s ability to make objects fly. In FF there were flowers airborne on short distance. In OFA we have lanterns and even Olaf, going as high as a top of a high Christmas tree. Upgrade of Elsa’s abilities compared to FF I would say, again suggesting that OFA takes place after FF.

What Are Brothers For? |Jack and Conor Maynard|

Summary -  Hey can you do one in which Jack and Conor’s parents go on holiday and Anna comes to stay with her brothers

Word Count - 1,595

Warnings - N/A


“Why are we here again?” Jack asked, as Conor rolled his eyes.

“I told you, I don’t know how many times. Mum and Dad have gone away for their anniversary and they wanted Anna to come and stay with us for a few days.”

Jack sighed and rolled his eyes. He loved his baby sister, but she was annoying. Are there any siblings that aren’t annoying though?

Whereas Conor was a bit more protective of his little sister, ever since she was born, Conor was always the one that Anna went to if she had any problems.

Both Conor and Jack are perceived as jokers, always messing around and laughing but Conor could be serious when he needed to, or when Anna needed him to.

“How long is a few days?” Jack mumbled, sitting on one of the benches in London Victoria station.

“More than a day, less than a week.” Conor rolled his eyes, sitting next to his brother as he looked up at the arrival board. “Her train should be in, in about 10 minutes.”

Conor didn’t know why he was telling Jack, because he knew Jack wasn’t interested whether his little sister got here or not.

“It’s only for a few days Jack, and it’ll be nice to see Anna again. We never get to see her anymore because we hardly go back to Brighton. And when you go back to Brighton, you only go to se that bloody cat.” Conor chuckled, gently nudging his brother in the ribs with his elbow.

Jack rolled his eyes and shook his head. “I know we never see her but she’s actually never been to London, she’s never stayed with us. She’s never met any of the boys.”

“Well, don’t you think that because Anna has never been here, or stayed with us, that gives us a reason to make her visit a little bit more special?” Conor suggested.

Jack shrugged his shoulders.

“And about the boys, they’re not coming around that much while Anna is here.” Conor told his little brother as he sighed.

“But I said-” Jack argued before Conor cut him off.

“No, not as much as they usually do because it’s the time for us to spend time with Anna. The boys only live 10 minutes away from us, we see them all the time.”

Jack went to open his mouth to argue with his brother, but decided against it and closed his mouth once again.

“Good, and don’t give Anna any grief because the boys wont be over as much. It’s my idea, not because she’s said anything to me about them coming over.” Conor told Jack, frowning at him slightly.

Jack simply nodded, and went back to his phone.

London Victoria station was packed, as always. It was a Monday evening, what else did you expect? People were coming home from work or school or just generally running around London.

Glancing up at the arrival board again, Conor was counting down the minutes until his baby sister arrived.

“Should we take Anna out somewhere?” Conor asked, looking at Jack again.

“Like to a theme park?” Jack mumbled, not really listening to Conor

“No you dick, I meant like a meal, or do something that she actually wants to do, rather than her sitting around and watching us play video games.” Conor suggested, a smile forming on his face. He thought Anna would like that, doing something that she would actually want to do rather than watching her two older brothers screaming at a TV when their characters got shot or ran over.

Jack shrugged again, going back to scrolling through twitter as he started to reply to a few fans about his recent uploaded video.

Conor grinned and quickly stood up when he saw Anna’s train pulling into the station, the same platform as always.

He quickly shoved his phone into his pocket and walked onto the platform, leaving Jack to himself on the bench.

A wide smile formed on Conor’s face as he saw his baby sister getting off the train, phone and bag in her right hand, her suitcase in her left hand.

“Hey Anna.” Conor grinned, hugging his little sister and lifting her off the floor.

Anna laughed and wrapped her arms around Conor’s neck. “Put me down before you drop me!”

Conor chuckled and carefully placed her back on the floor, taking Anna’s suitcase off her as they both walked off the platform.

“Where’s Jack then? I’m surprised he’s actually letting me stay with you guys while mum and dad are away.” Anna smiled slightly.

Conor knew that Jack and Anna didn’t exactly get along. They loved each other, but they just preferred to spend time with other people than each other.

Whereas, Conor being the eldest, was constantly left in the middle. Anna idolised her big brother, as did Jack. That didn’t make a difference to Jack and Anna’s relationship though.

“He’s sat on that bench.” Conor told her, nodding over to the bench that Jack was still perched on, still in the same position, still with his phone in his hand.

Jack stood up as Conor and Anna walked over, smiling a bit as he gave his little sister an awkward one armed hug.

Conor smiled slightly. At least they weren’t arguing, for a change.

“So Jack thought that we should do something you like tomorrow, just spend tonight watching movies or something.” Conor suggested, giving credit for his idea to Jack, as his little brother looked at him, a confused expression on his face.

Jack smiled slightly, knowing Conor was trying to get Jack and Anna to actually act like brother and sister, and he was really hoping that it would work.

“Sounds good.” Anna nodded, smiling as Jack took her bag for her.

Once back in their flat, Anna sat on the sofa as Jack and Conor took her things into the spare room, before going back into the living room.

“What did you fancy watching then, Anna? Nothing too girly though.” Jack chuckled, shrugging his jacket off his shoulders and placing it on the arm of the sofa.

Conor smiled to himself as he sat next to his brother, happy that he was actually making an effort with their baby sister.

“Anything you guys want to watch.” Anna smiled, looking up from her phone.

Jack nodded, grabbing the remote off the table and starting searching through Netflix.

“This looks good.” Jack grinned, a horror film popping up on the screen.

“What is it about?” Anna asked, looking up at the screen.

“A clown.” Conor told her, as he had seen it before. “It’s called It.”

Anna shrugged, happy to watch it if her brothers wanted to.

They all watched the film, barely speaking as they were so interested in it; the only time they spoke was when they decided what pizza they wanted to order.

After eating, Jack and Conor said goodnight to Anna as she said she was tired, she decided to go to bed.

Jack smiled as Anna hugged them both before going to the spare room.

“You’re both getting on better.” Conor commented once he was sure that Anna was out of ear shot of the conversation.

Jack shrugged and smiled. “I’m happy she’s here, I was just being a dickhead before.”

Conor chuckled and nodded. “Yeah, I know you were.”

Jack rolled his eyes and nudged his brother in the ribs.

“Wanna watch another film?” Jack asked, putting another horror film on as Conor nodded. “You seen this one?”

Conor nodded and chuckled. “Yeah, but I won’t spoil it for you.”

After half an hour, Jack was relaxed against the sofa, his eyes starting to close before they both heard a high pitched scream.

“What the fuck was that?” Conor asked, standing up quickly.

“Was it the film?” Jack wondered, looking at the TV screen.

Conor shook his head. “I think it was Anna.”

Jack looked at the door that lead into the hallway before running upstairs with Conor, both of them bursting into the spare room, to see Anna sat on the bed with her knees pulled to her chest.

“Anna?” Jack frowned slightly, sitting on the bed next to her.

“I’m really sorry; I didn’t mean to wake you.” Anna sighed, wiping her eyes with the back of her hand.

Conor sighed as he sat next to his baby sister, rubbing her back with the palm of his hand. Anna had told Conor that she had been having nightmares lately, but she didn’t understand why.

“It’s alright.” Jack shrugged, his brotherly instinct finally showing as he hugged Anna to his side.

Conor smiled a bit as he watched them both, still worried about Anna.

“Why don’t we all sleep downstairs tonight on the sofas?” Conor suggested, knowing that Anna probably didn’t want to be left on her own now.

Both Jack and Anna nodded, all three of them standing up from the bed as Anna reached for her phone and one of the pillows and all three of them went back downstairs to the living room, as they all curled up on the sofa together.

“Guys?” Anna said, breaking the tension of the music from the horror film that was still playing on TV.

Both Jack and Conor looked down at their baby sister.

“Thanks for letting me stay, and looking after me.” She smiled, leaning her head against Conor’s shoulder.

“What are brothers for?” Jack grinned at Conor; wrapping his arm around his little sisters shoulders as they all sat watching the movie.

Lose It All | Ch. IV

Originally posted by jjeonguk


Pairings: (Jungkook/Reader)

Genre: Angst, Romance AU

Words: 4,508

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Arthur Weasley, Muggle Culture, and the Supernatural Superiority Complex in Fantasy

I know that Arthur Weasley was supposed to be thrilled with Muggles and that we were supposed to be his hobby.  The text said that.

But—we’ve all known geeks. Hell, most of us ARE geeks. I know people who can tell me chapter, number and verse about Babylonian civilization, the post coach schedules in England during the Napoleonic Wars, the concept of the king’s dual body in medieval times, the physics of the Millenium Falcon’s engines, societal organization in Westeros, the forms of every single Pokémon, rose symbolism in Revolutionary Girl Utena, all the songs of Gilbert and Sullivan, and the significance of every stardate I could possibly name. And I would get enthusiastic detailed answers if I asked about any of this.

Arthur Weasley, despite his alleged interest in Muggles, can’t pronounce “electricity,” doesn’t know how to address or stamp a letter, doesn’t know how Muggles habitually dress, and doesn’t know that Muggle books might be able to tell him what makes airplanes stay up.

And yeah, I know—that’s the joke. But does it strike anyone else as odd that Arthur doesn’t know anything about a subject that’s supposed to fascinate him?

It would be like me saying that my hobby was the cello when I don’t play the cello, have never heard anyone play the cello, and don’t know any music written for the cello. But I know that cellos exist! And damn, it’s clever of people to to be able to play them!

It just seems to me that, over the course of the books, Arthur could have shown that he was trying to learn about Muggles. It wouldn’t have to be obtrusive—a shopping bag with Blackstone’s logo on it containing a Muggle dictionary, a library card, a hideous jumper, jacket or leisure suit from the Marauder era/glam rock days, a question or two to Harry or Hermione. Something to show that he did care about the subject.

But we never got that.

Sadly, I never had the impression that Arthur Weasley–or anyone in the Wizarding World, really–thought that Muggles were their equals despite lacking magic. I always saw his reaction as being similar to someone seeing a dog dancing on its hind legs. How clever of the dog to have learned a trick! How cute! Of course, it can’t dance as well as a human can  and it’s not nearly as graceful, but isn’t it just brilliant of the dog to try?

It’s strange how common this attitude is in fantasy and urban fantasy. Over and over, ordinary humans are deemed dumb for not knowing about magic–but at the same time, the magical world knocks itself out to ensure that they don’t know. The magical world hides, casting spells to make sure that it stays hidden; its people have oaths and treaties pertaining to secrecy; the non-magical people who find out have their memories changed or erased, if they aren’t outright killed. And this is treated as perfectly normal, even by magic users who have non-magical relatives and friends. No one ever speaks up on behalf of ordinary humans. 

I would have loved to see a kid at Hogwarts–maybe a pureblood, maybe a homesick Muggleborn–whose corner of the dorm was covered with posters of scientists and inventors; a kid who played tabletop RPGs set in a high-tech universe with no magic (or, perhaps, who played such games by owl mail or by Floo with kids in other schools); a kid who loved fixing things with actual tools rather than with a wave of a wand; a kid who smuggled things like pens and kerosene lamps and art supplies into Hogwarts, because quills break and candlelight and firelight aren’t very bright and some people need more than Quidditch to survive; a kid who was constantly at odds with the Muggle Studies teacher because he or she knew that things didn’t work like that.

Just a glimpse, that’s all. A mention of the posters. One mocking sentence from Draco about Mudbloods and blood traitors doing things the hard way–with tools. Harry seeing the kid in the owlery, sending a round robin gaming message off to a school in Northumberland. Hermione mentioning that Bashir or Zahida or Bernard or Anna had been arguing with the Muggle Studies teacher again–and what was worse, they’d been right.

We wouldn’t have needed much…just a sentence or two to tell us that some wizards thought that Muggles had achieved and created some awesome things. That would have been enough to create tons of headcanons.

But we never got that kid. We only got the wizards who hated ordinary, non-magical people and the ones who, like Arthur, patronized them. “I don’t know how Muggles manage without magic! It’s absolutely wonderful!”

I’m not sure why, but even after all these years, the patronage still bothers me more.

How I would have wrapped up season 6

Alright, everybody bust out those imaginations because I’m about to share how I would have handled things, if I’d been given the reins…

Okay, so in my version, the final battle is set to go down before the wedding, so everyone is still in Storybrooke, and there’s no Black Fairy Curse to contend with, meaning no side-story with everyone in the slowly-crumbling-Enchanted-Forest, the Black Fairy isn’t the Mayor, Emma’s not in a psych ward, there’s no book-burning, etc….

So, when and where are we?
Storybrooke, “Final Battle” Time, Emma vs. the Black Fairy & Gideon.
Well, this go-around, Rumpel is tempted by his inner-Dark-One to just let the Black Fairy’s last command (to kill Emma) stay in Gideon’s heart, and let him kill Emma. He fights against his temptation, and kills the Black Fairy in attempt to break her command on Gideon, but it doesn’t break it, it just makes the Black Fairy dead. (Haha.) This being the case, Rumpel and Belle kidnap Gideon and tie him up in the shop, hoping to be able to keep him from his fate through sheer restraint. Gideon says it won’t work, he’ll find a way, because it must be so, as fate wills it. In sorrow, Rumpel and Belle grieve over Gideon’s dark fate being sealed, no matter what they do, and profess their love to him. Both embrace him, and Belle kisses his forehead. *BOOM* True Love’s Kiss breaks the Black Fairy’s command that’s tied to Gideon’s heart, so he no longer has to kill Emma. There doesn’t have to be a Final Battle.

In an crisis of conscience, Rumpel laments all the bad he has done, and how he almost gave in to temptation. Belle tells him he did the right thing, for himself, and for his family, and they kiss.
*BOOM* True Love’s Kiss turns Gideon back into their pure infant son, and Rumpel lets go, finally allowing the power of True Love to break his dark curse. He is no longer The Dark One.
Belle’s wedding ring appears on her finger in one last touch of magic/destiny, and she and Rumpel kiss, embracing their unity as a family.

The Captain Swan wedding is not a musical–not hating on musicals at all, because I freaking LOVE musicals, and actually really enjoyed the songs in that episode. I just didn’t feel it fit the formality of the occasion, or match the epicness that is Captain Swan.
The wedding is also no longer spurred by urgency (to get married and live what time they have left before the curse hits) as much as it is about Emma and Killian wanting to and getting to start a new life together. Emma’s wedding dress doesn’t look like it did in the show–a (never stated in show) nod to Grace of Monaco. Instead, it is a long, silver-white silk sheath dress, modern and elegant–very Emma–with touches of sparkle and lace befitting a fairytale princess. Her hair is half-pinned up, gently curled akin to season 1. A long veil trails to the ground behind her. Killian is attired in a dark tux with tails.

Their wedding takes place on top of the library, much like it did in the show, along with the same gorgeous vows, but when they kiss, *BOOM* Captain Swan finally gets their True Love’s Kiss.

It is a truly epic kiss, and the rainbow-light explodes, bursting across Storybrooke. In its wake, the whole town cracks, peels, and melts away (think the intro to The 10th Kingdom, guys), and suddenly, they’re no longer atop the library and Clock Tower–EVERYONE FROM STORYBROOKE IS BACK IN THE ENCHANTED FOREST. Emma and Killian pull back out of their kiss to find they are standing in the Charming’s palace, in the gazebo where her parents were wed so many years ago, and the entire kingdom surrounds them–Henry, Snow & Charming, the Dwarves, Rumpel, Belle, Gideon, Granny, Ruby & Dorothy, Aurora & Phillip, Ella & Thomas, Ariel & Eric…Wilby!!!…Aladdin & Jasmine are in Agrabah, so they’re not there, but the point is, pretty much everyone we’ve ever seen in the series is there (metaphorically speaking–to reunite everyone would be pretty impossible). Cut to shots in the crowd, cameos of actors who were available to step back into their roles for this special occasion…You get it.

After the wedding, Regina meets up with the Evil Queen, and they reunite, both accepting they’re not whole without each other. With Regina finally embracing both sides of herself, they become one person again.

The Merry Men are there, Mulan among them, and Roland runs to Regina.
When she hugs her would-be-step-son, he kisses her cheek, and *BOOM* Wish!Robin appears. He and Regina embrace and he, sensing his True Love in her, on a whim, kisses her. *BOOM* Much like Graham was awoken to his memories in Season 1 when Emma kissed him, Wish!Robin gets all of real!Robin’s memories, feelings, and love for Regina and his son. He essentially absorbs all that his former-self was, all that was “obliterated” by Hades. Regina gets her happy ending, and Roland gets his father back and a family again.

We get shots of the other realms, as happened in the show, but we get more in-depth looks–Merida with her brothers in DunBroch, Anna, Kristoff & Elsa in Arendelle, etc. There is balance between Light Magic and Dark Magic. The kingdom is at peace. And the happy beginning finally begins…

Aaaand Season 7 could still happen, with Henry, Lucy, and the mystery of how their problems began, essentially answering how Henry got back to the Enchanted Forest in the first place. I’m actually interested to see how the show does explain it.

But yeah, that’s generally what I would have done…Clearly, I’ve thought about this way too much!

anonymous asked:

Yata's mom wants to visit her son so she calls his phone, which Yata forgot and Izumo picks up. Mrs. Yata's surprised that someone that isn't her son picked up, but Izumo uses his smooth charm to win her over and at the end of the conversation she's glad her son has this responsible person looking out for him. She visits Izumo and while there meets Yata who she scoops up in a hig and he's like "Mom I love you too, but stop you're embarrassing me!" Homra's like "Yata enjoy the moment."

Imagine Yata’s mom grilling Kusanagi about how her son is doing and what exactly Homra does and such and Kusanagi just smoothly answers everything, managing to not actually lie while not really telling the whole truth either. Like one day Yata’s at the bar and he has to hurry out to go after a Strain causing trouble or something, he’s in such a hurry that he doesn’t notice the clasp of his watch has come a little loose and it slides off onto the floor. Several minutes later the watch starts buzzing, Kusanagi spots it and picks it up wondering if Yata realized that he dropped it. He sees the name on the caller ID is listed as ‘mom’ and maybe picks it up just because he figures someone should tell Yata’s mom that he’s out at the moment. Yata’s mom is surprised to hear her son’s phone answered by this smooth, mature-sounding man and gets all suspicious, wanting to know who this is. Kusanagi introduces himself as Yata’s friend and maybe says that Yata helps him out from time to time, Yata’s mom is able to figure out that Kusanagi must be the head of the group she’s heard Yata is a member of. Kusanagi says that he’s someone who just likes to keep an eye on Yata-chan and the two of them start talking, Yata’s mom wondering how her son is doing and what kind of people he’s spending time with and Kusanagi just calming all her fears, saying that Yata’s a good kid and Kusanagi relies on him a lot.

Then a couple weeks later Yata’s mom comes over to the bar, like they’ve been talking a bit over the phone just so she can keep tabs on Yata and he invites her to the bar to see for herself how good Yata’s doing. Yata’s all surprised to see his mom there when he walks into the bar, she’s just sitting there at the counter having a drink and talking to Kusanagi. When she sees him she’s all happy to see him again and probably calls him ‘Misaki’ in front of everyone while she hugs him and is all affectionate. Yata gets super embarrassed but Kusanagi’s smiling and the rest of Homra thinks it’s kinda cute, like a lot of them aren’t close to their moms and it’s nice knowing Yata’s got a parent who’s still worrying and looking out for him. (Also imagine her meeting Kamamoto and recognizing him as Yata’s old friend and giving him a hug too. And then she meets Anna and is all charmed by this sweet girl that Yata’s adopted as something of a little sister and she’s all set to invite Anna and Kusanagi over for dinner too.)

olivianightingale  asked:

Do you ever think Sansa and Arya will ever tell each other that they spent time with the Hound? And were the few people who got to see the Sandor side and not the Hound facade.

I really hope so! In “Second Sons”, Sandor and Arya have the following conversation:

Sandor: You never knew my brother. There are men who are worse than me. There are men who like to beat little girls. Men who like to rape them. I saved your sister from some of them.

Arya: You’re lying.

Sandor: Ask her, if you ever see her again. Ask her who came back for her when the mob had her on her back. They would have taken her every which way and left her there with her throat cut open.

“Ask her, if you ever see her again” really stands out to me here. I think Arya mentioning to Sansa that she traveled with Sandor and asking Sansa if it’s true that he saved her would make a lot of sense given that Sandor has already been mentioned both to Sansa and by Arya this season.

I also find it interesting that both times Sandor was mentioned, the only thing said about him was that Brienne “defeated” him. To me, that looks like a possible set up for a reveal that Sandor is in fact very much alive - much to the shock of Sansa, Arya and Brienne. If this is the case, I don’t see it happening until season 8, which is when I believe that Jon & co. will return and use Winterfell as the headquarters for the fight(s) against the White Walkers.

But regardless, I really hope Sansa and Arya discuss Sandor this season. Even if it’s only a few sentences - I’ll take whatever I can get at this point! Sandor played such a crucial role in both Sansa and Arya’s stories, and it would be really disappointing to never have him be mentioned by either of them again.

- Anna

Platform 3B: Kristanna AU

Rating: T
Word Count: 3084
A/N: Reupoloaded because there were issues the first time with the format! Here’s the Commuter AU I wrote whilst on the train every morning last week! 


The first day he sees her he figures that she’s running late. She’s running through the ticket barrier, her cheeeks flushed and her hair falling out of place. He’s already sat on the train and has a perfect view of her struggling through platform 3B. She hops onto the carriage with seconds to spare and begins her search for a seat. She’s late so she has no hope of finding a two-seater for herself.

She walks towards Kristoff and he feels a twinge of guilt run through him because he’s taking up a seat with his bag. He grabs it and puts it under the table so that the seat next to him is free.

“Ooo,” she says, looking relieved. “Is this seat taken?”

“No, feel free.”

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anonymous asked:

Kristanna 18, 19 or 21. Thanks! KP

21. things you said when we were on top of the world

*Full disclosure, I’ve never been to Hawaii so please excuse any factual errors :-)

The hike to the top of Diamond Head had been Anna’s idea, which had surprised Kristoff, since he’d expected her to want to spend every waking moment of their vacation in Hawaii on the beach. She’d brought a dozen bikinis for a week long trip, and bought half a dozen more their first day there, saying she planned to use every single one. Kristoff had only shrugged, not really having anything to complain about as he would get to enjoy every single one as well.

He followed her up the trail, and at first they were making good time. The hike was supposed to take two hours at the most, which definitely would get them back in time for their dinner reservations. About halfway up, Anna started to get distracted by the view.

“Oh my goodness! Look at that, Kristoff! What a stunning view! Let me take a picture.” She’d stop here and there to take pictures, to chat with other hikers, to examine flowers and foliage, and the remains of old bunkers. Everything was a curiosity to her, something Kristoff loved about her, and something he had a lot of patience with. This time, however, he checked his watch.

“Uh, Anna? Can we keep going?”

“Hm? Oh sure! Let me just get a shot from this angle, Elsa needs to see this!” She positioned her camera just so, adjusted the lens, then took several shots, all while Kristoff waited patiently. The sun started to dip lower, and Kristoff checked his watch again. Finally, Anna lowered her camera. “Okay, let’s go! Lead on!”

The rest of the ascent was straightforward, and Kristoff began to relax a little, checking his watch less and less. When they got to the top, however, Anna didn’t show any signs of wanting to leave.

“This view! Kristoff, it’s stunning!” Anna drew in her breath, taking in the bright blue of the sky above, and the turquoise of the water below. Lush green surrounded them, and the city of Honolulu lay at their feet. Kristoff had to admit, it was truly a spectacular view.

Anna milled around with the other tourists and hikers, sharing snapshots and pointers, taking selfies and snapping pictures for people. She was truly in her element, and Kristoff couldn’t help but smile as he watched her. Glancing once more at his watch, however, his face fell. Anna finally came over.

“Kristoff? What’s wrong? We’re on top of the world! Why do you look so unhappy?”

He looked into her face, and at that moment the sun began to dip towards the ocean, throwing the sky into a pinkish-orange hue. The last rays of the sun cast Anna’s face in the perfect light, reflecting off the red in her hair, illuminating the freckles on her face and the blue in her eyes. Her smile lit up his whole world, and suddenly the missed dinner reservation didn’t seem so important.

“You’re beautiful,” he whispered, brushing a tendril of hair away from her face. She smiled at his touch, catching his hand and pressing a kiss to his palm.

“I’m sorry, I guess we missed the dinner reservation? I know you really wanted to try that restaurant.”

“Naah, it wasn’t the restaurant that was important.”

Before Anna knew what was happening, Kristoff was down on one knee in front of her. The few remaining hikers around them started cheering, and it was only then Anna realized what was about to happen.

“Kristoff, what–”

“This wasn’t how I meant to do this, but, well, what better time than now?” He pulled out a ring from his pocket, the diamond sparkling in the dim light. “A diamond on Diamond Head? What do you think?”

Hot tears rushed to Anna’s eyes, and without a word she wrapped her arms tight around his neck, falling into his arms. “I love you, you dork,” she whispered into his neck, and he laughed, telling her he loved her too.

“Hey!” someone yelled from the crowd that had gathered, “So is that a yes?”

Kristoff helped Anna slip the ring onto her finger, before she turned to the crowd, “Definitely a yes! Now leave us alone!” And she once more slipped her arms around his neck, pulling him down for a passionate kiss.

send me a ship and one of these and i’ll write a mini fic