and i love that the writers actually never let us forget that right until the end

PLL 7x14 Power Play - (long, sorry!) Thoughts

- Yep, one of the best episodes of the series. Call me dramatic, whatever. But in my opinion, it was. The story was constantly moving and I loved that. That is all I need to classify a PLL episode as good. And, combined with answers.. they had a formula for success. I wished I recorded myself watching it because I genuinely had a smile on my face from start to end, and two particular reveals got a great reaction out of me. Even the romance scenes I appreciated. Ugh, such a good episode! So many feels. Happy, intense, OMG, frustrated, emotional.

- Well… after this post, you know where I’m off to… my unanswered questions post! Finally I get to cross off more! SHOUTOUT TO US TUMBLR FANS FOR THEORISING EVERY SINGLE ANSWER WE GOT TONIGHT WITH 100% ACCURACY!! 

- I don’t know how you guys did it, but theorising that Ted is Charlotte’s father… what the hell! I always dismissed that theory. I thought it was too out-there. But it happened! I was sooooo shocked. I thought Ted was just a random guy from the church that liked Ashley. End of story. Apparently not end of story! Loved it. There is no way they had that planned all the way back then. I really do think that Ted was brought to the show just to be a love interest for Ashely. Then they created the Charles story and realised “oh shit, we need a male to be Charlotte’s father. Lucky we made a character like Ted!” I refuse to believe they intended to use Ted for more than just a pastor in love with Ashley. Anyway, not that that matters. I’m happy with this answer.

- Last week I complained that PLL has severely lacked good production since the dollhouse episodes; production in the sense of unique camera angles, music, etc. Well today they finally returned to its glory. The ending scene was so good and dramatic with the music, that camera angle where Ali finds her hidden puzzle piece and also when Mary steps out from behind the door to reveal herself with Ted… little things like that, I appreciate. 

- The reveal that Lucas knew CHARLES… wow!!! OMG!! I actually said “no fucking way” for once in a few years in PLL. They’re going somewhere with this. Lucas built that board game, he is an app developer and has the resources/money. 

- Another reveal that made me actually throw my blanket off and sit up… when they actually SHOWED that scene from 4B of Mary creeping up on Spencer!! We all kind of guessed that it was Mary in that scene, but to actually SEE the writers SHOW US that link very explicitly rather than let us just guess… it was AMAZING. I hope the series finale is like that, where they actually SHOW us past scenes like that, rather than expect us to make the links. Such a good scene, learning the backstory behind that.

- Mary killed Jessica. I knew it! I was not shocked one bit. But hey. After 7 seasons of this craziness, I am totally happy to take logic over shock. “Sydney killed Jessica!” like no. Get lost. Zero logic. Mary killed Jessica, yeah, I’ll take it!

- People are probably disappointed that it was Sydney under the hoodie… I told myself it’s not AD so I was expecting someone like that. I was happy with that.

- Aria going dark.. I’m all in. But please don’t cause a massive divide in the group. The small divides it causes now is fine, but I don’t want to spend the final 6 episodes with the girls pissed off at each other/Aria.

- Amongst all the storylines going on, they still managed to have scenes relevant to Archer. Thank god! See, that’s what we want. Forget the ping pong, and just keep us updated on other side mysteries like that. We don’t have to solve the side mystery, but just keep mentioning them in the ‘filler’ scenes. That’ll keep us going until the finale.

- I thought finding out who killed Jessica, and that Ted is Charlotte’s father, would be enough for this episode. Nope, they revealed what we’ve all been thinking since August last year! Emison fans on Twitter telling Marlene to go kill herself: fuck off. NEVER wish that upon anyone. As if I’m actually saying that. I know Emison fans are really passionate, and rightfully so, but chilllllll. Spencer said it very well: they are feeling violated. Emily isn’t saying “yippee, let’s have a baby Ali!!” Yes it’s controversial, yes it’s diving into areas of rape, but don’t tell a woman to kill herself.

- Not gonna lie. I did laugh at AD’s hoodie talking to Aria. The concept was cool but it looked far too fake. This show never is good with visual effects and stuff like that (*cough* CeCe watching the girls in the window in 610 *cough*)

- Shoutout to Paily. I really enjoyed their scenes. All of them. I was a shipper of Paily during season 4 and so this brought me right back to those good old days. Paige has barely smiled since she came back in 7B so it was so good to see her be happy for once. 

- There was one thing that someone said that really made me think Spencer has a twin!!! I can’t remember what it is! I’ll rewatch later in the week and update you all.

- Thank god Ezra is being dismissive of Nicole. I mean, it’s sad for Nicole, but at the end of the day and putting realism aside, just get lost Nicole. Ezria is endgame and you’re just making PLL fans frustrated.

- Next week’s promo!! Directed by Troian!!!!!!!!!! Wren’s return!! “Every theory I come up with leads back to you” is Furey hinting towards a Spencer twin? Not that he knows, but if all his research keeps pointing to a Spencer, it’s only a matter of time before he finds something? It is in 2 weeks but I’m so happy because it means the finale is pushed out to when my uni exams finish!

- 9/10. I can’t give it 10/10 because I’ve forgotten what a perfect PLL episode feels like. It’s been way too long. Maybe this is what a perfect PLL episode feels like? Again, I can’t remember. But it’s up there!

- Sorry this is long, but hey, 6 to go. Need to summarise it all and it’s better than sharing thoughts all over the place with scattered messages. Compare this to 712, which never even got a post!

When fanfic changes you,

(Not easily conquered)

“She’ll say yes. She’d say yes if you asked right now. She’d wear a God damn ring from a Cracker Jack box if it was all you had, trust me on that. She’s your forever girl. At least those are the things I’m gonna tell you the night before you propose, nervous and pacing and wanting to practice on me. 

Then again, maybe I won’t live to see it. Sometimes I hope to God I won’t. 

When it comes right down to it I don’t know that I’ll be able to do it. I don’t know if I’ve got it in me; I don’t know if I can just stand there while you seal the deal.

I’m no good at watching you walk away from me. 

The God’s honest truth is that I ain’t ever gonna love again. She’s your true north. I know what that means, because you’re mine.“

I don’t normally do this, make a whole new post and tag people to recommend a story but when you come across a fic that touches you so deeply as this one has touched me, you make an exception.

I’ve never been much of a shipper, quite the opposite actually, and when people recommended me Stucky fics in the past I was always hesitant and said that ‘it wasn’t my thing’. Even though I had no issues with the pairing. I just didn’t feel it. 

I didn’t get it before. And then I read this story and I sure as hell get it now.
And boy do I feel it too! In fact I am drowning in feels, you warned me @lowkeysebastianstan, I should have known.

I lack the words to describe how well written this fic is and how emotional it makes you. It pulls you in and holds you and when it’s done you’re the one who can’t let go. 

Words are incredibly powerful tools, this story is the perfect example of that.

“The closest I’ve ever been to the Garden of Eden is the genesis on the battlefield when the shrapnel’s still falling like hail on a tin roof. You look at me with those blue eyes all hot and electric in your face, blood on your cheek, soot smudged over your nose. Bone of my bones. 

Were you taken from my rib? You must have been, or maybe I was made from yours. And God damn, I want it. I want back inside you. I want you now, same as I wanted you before, prettier than hell even with a bloodied nose and split knuckles. Don’t care you were smaller. Liked it, even — same as I like you this way too. You make me hungry. You understand? You make me hungry.”

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Arrow 5x15 “Fighting Fire With Fire”: We All Got Burned

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I’m not quite sure how the Arrow writers are managing this but every single week this show has gotten worse. The issues plaguing the show have only dug in deeper, taking root and I’m not quite sure how Arrow at this point can rid itself of the legacy this season is going to leave in regards to the industry and the fans.

I fully understand that everything is a journey and when you are writing a twenty-three episode series, they tend to draw out plot points that a 13 episode series would conclude rather quickly or smartly avoid. But there is the difference between taking the long way to your destination and setting the car on fire while you’re still driving it.

The Arrow writers have completely forgotten this. Their oft-espoused “back to basics” really meant they were going to erase years of character development. I do not recognize these characters anymore. I do not know Oliver Queen anymore. This isn’t the character that I’ve loved; that I’ve defended like a momma lion; and that I’ve championed a hero even when he wasn’t working with his better angels.

This character is an asshole. I was rooting for impeachment. I’m this close from starting up a Prometheus fanclub. I was once a huge The Vampire Diaries fan. And then Elena Gilbert became a vampire and the show was ruined for me because the show ruined its protagonist. Everything about her character was erased entirely just to perpetuate a love triangle that they had supposedly resolved at the end of the previous season. In doing so, they turned Elena Gilbert entirely unlikeable for me. I just never got over her 24-hr brother swapping or her irritating personality change that was never really explained properly. I never thought I’d see another show destroy its own protagonist as swiftly as TVD managed to do. 

Thus it was funny that I would go on to watch Arrow and root for Oliver Queen, who had his own history of sister swapping. But the difference was that kind of behavior was clearly in Oliver’s past; he was beyond that. He’d grown and learned that he’d been an asshole because karma had kicked his ass something fierce. I’m not saying he didn’t screw up in the present because Lord knows he did. The revival of Oliver and Sara’s relationship was in the worst taste. But it was a little more believable than this push for Oliver and Susan’s relationship in S5.

I thought that douchebag behavior was behind Oliver. Especially once he and Felicity had gotten together. He’d found his light and the one to help him harness it. Oliver had attained a kind of emotional maturity and then the BMD happened. It’s really all been downhill for Oliver since 4x08. It only got worse when S5 started. And yet somehow in 5B they have managed to make all of it worse than 4B and 5A.

Olicity

I am at my breaking point with Oliver. This isn’t a good feeling as someone who loved his character; as someone who loved this show and was rooting for him to come out the end a better, fully-developed person and hero; and as someone who shipped him with my favorite female character. Because here is the hard truth that makes my stomach hurt to even think: Felicity deserves better than this version of Oliver. I think I’ll stick with what I named him last week: Ollie 2.0. And without some sort of magical reversal, I can’t quite see how any kind of reunion between Olicity could be a good thing, let alone believable. I actually have tears in my eyes writing that out. Like a physical pain has lanced my chest. But I feel that defeated after this episode. I am grateful that we have a couple of weeks off before this reel disaster returns.

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"You will account for me."

You know, two weeks ago I wrote this entire meta about why I wasn’t ready for Silver to go dark. In some part it was for similar reasons as Silver himself was struggling with, up until Hands showed him the truth. He really doesn’t wanna go there, because he doesn’t wanna live with it after. The guilt would eat away at him. He wouldn’t be the man anymore Madi fell in love with. He isn’t a true pirate at heart and that’s okay, admirable even. Silver knew Flint was very likely gonna betray him, but likely isn’t enough for him to kill a man over, because he doesn’t take murdering the man he invested so much in and sacrificed so much for lightly. The betrayal needed to happen, it was if Silver was waiting for it, so he could finally stop lying to himself. And Hands realized that. It was obviously really difficult for Silver to admit to himself that all this time he let Flint manipulate him, it was easier to pretend, to believe in this lie of “true” partnership. Not to say that I didn’t see this betrayal coming, I never fell for Flint’s civil and noble persona, because just like Billy, I never forgot what he did. It was just too fucking horrible. That’s why I always kept saying, he’s only acting this way because the cards were getting in his favor, he was getting so close to what he wants, nobody (except Billy) was getting in his way. No reason to get out the monster when nobody was questioning him. If he really was this civil man he claims to be, and only when it’s convenient to him, than why has he never shown remorse for all the shit he has put his men through? Miranda through? Silver? Billy? Charles town? The raids? Only AFTER Madi was presumed dead, he offered to be a tether to Silver, took him along enough, didn’t it? Flint knows exactly what people have sacrificed for him, he just doesn’t care, his only aim in life is the distruction of England, so why should he care about returning the favor? Why should he care about collateral damage if his only goal is to destroy, destroy, destroy anyways? He is fully aware this has only two possible outcomes for himself, victory or death (or escape).

And I’m pretty sure we as viewers weren’t supposed to forget, but everybody has a different way of watching this show. Black Sails never leaves loose ends untied (see Idelle’s callback to Anne killing her friend Charlotte).

But you know what, FUCK all of that, Silver I’m ready for you to go DARK as a motha, because Rogers, Billy, Flint, are AAAALLL CANCELED and way overdue. I swear even though you know the betrayal was coming, even though the show has build up to this moment for so fucking long, to actually SEE it happen brought chills down my spine. To see that, despite the fact Rogers murdered Kofi in cold blood (Rest in power💔) and was about to put a bullet in Madi’s head as well, Flint STILL took the cache, was a really BITTER pill to swallow, I could choke him out right that minute, what a fucking snake. Billy’s plan worked, no surprise here. It’s because it’s been a while since we’ve seen the monster in Flint, he plays his roles so well, to perfection, almost Oscar worthy. And ofcourse the writers have done this deliberately to keep this false hope alive that Flint had truely changed, but this man has never shown remorse for his past, so the other shoe FINALLY dropped. No more lies, no more turning back. No more loyalty to men who wouldn’t bat an eyelash over ending your life Silver. To live as a pirate and come this far with your morality still intact is definitely praiseworthy, sadly it’s a kill or be killed kind of world, so the question is how far are you willing to go to survive it?

I am more than ready for that Madi x Silver reunion though, they’re really holding out on us aren’t they????? “Ofcourse I love her.” “Don’t make me choose between a war and a wife! Trust me you will NOT like my answer!” What are you doing to us show??? I want him to say these things to her when he finally has her in his arms again, to her, okay?? Can I just say, the moment Flint was talking about Madi and Silver leading this war together, the only thing I heard was “DIE FOR ME, DIE FOR MY WAR.” Really fucking creepy.
Make Me Sway  Jungkook (M)

  jungkook x reader Noona 

Rated Mature 

this is smut 


amalegypte

My request is about a traditional dance in my country it’s belly dancing I asked many writers but they know nothing about it so if you can .can you do me a jungkook smut when girlfriend /oc or wife is a belly dancer and he accidentally watch her dancing so it turn him on


author nim note : this is my first time making this kind so i hope you like it i’m so sorry if i didn’t put the idea in a good use or my description isn’t that great or my grammer sucks but i still hope you would enjoy this 




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“i’m sure she isn’t” korean jungkook let out nervously holding his glass of wine  he was sitting with Jimin in the bar counter the two men were chilling finally after a tiresome practicing day 

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Isaac Lahey | “Let’s dance in the dark.”/ Paris

Count of words: 829

Warnings: none I believe, possibly a bit sad (??)

a/n: so someone ( @megsmorello I think) asked this  “Issac imagine Based off the song Paris and you two travel thereanswer; as in the chainsmokers ?” and my best idea for it is this here so I hope you like it 

writer: @lucifers-embodiment

After the tragic death of your best friend, Alisson Argent, Chris decided to engulf both you and Isaac, doing excactly what his wonderful daughter did, love you and protect you at all costs. When he decided to do that it turned out to be one of the best things he did in a long time. He was not left alone anymore; he had a newly found family there for him, someone new to keep fighting for.

Even though you and Isaac were supernatural creatures, Chris refused to take you with him on his trip to help the pack from the threat of the Wild Hunt. For a while you thought he just didn’t want to broken teenagers to be around him and slow him down, but it turned down the only reason he did that was his fear of losing the two of you. Something you would never expect that Chris had grown to love you and care about you deeply. This fatherly instict was showing up everytime he was around you. A lot of times, actually, he had stated that you reminded him of Alisson; strong, independent, powerfull and stubborn, brave and loyal. Usually you would brush it off until Isaac would burge in the conversation to tell you he was right, you were so much like her but so different.

Isaac was a copletely different case than Chris. Chris had covered both of you under his wing and cared about you since day one, but Isaac, Isaac was just distant with you. He had this warmth towards Chris before Alisson died, but he had cold feet when it came to you. He was cold and sarcastic; mean as well at times. It look as though he was afraid to open up to you, to help you heal, to love you. He deeply believed that he would lose you too if he got attached, just as he had lost everyone before. Now, though, Isaac was making small steps every time to start opening up to you as well.

It had been a couple of days since Chris left for Beacon Hills. You and Isaac were bored out of your minds watching the same movies over and over again and the night was getting darker and quieter. Something you could not quite explain was keeping the both of you awake and everytime you closed your eyes they would shot up again. For you it was nightmares, nightmares so horrible than any other you’ve had before, for Isaac it was the feeling in his gut that he had to protect you from those nightmares terrorising your sleep.

As the night had reached it’s peak you once again were taken out of your slumber. “You’re heartbeat is picking up speed again.” A soft voice said breaking the silence of the night. “Another nightmare?” He asked and you said a quiet yes. “Well, then, doll, let’s dance in the dark!” He exclaimed carefully making his way over to you, swiping of of your feet in one delicate move. That’s when he started slowly humming a song you heard the other day. 

We were staying in Paris
To get away from your parents
And I thought, “Wow, if I could take this in a shot right now
I don’t think that we could work this out.”

He sung peacfully, having his big palm on your waist, stopping for a second to tell you what the lyrics symbolise for the two of you. “We leave here now, Chris took us both away to protect us, to love us. You away from your abusive parents and me from my abusive mind.” He said swaying you again a bit and moving to the next lyric.

Out on the terrace
I don’t know if it’s fair but I thought, “How could I let you fall by yourself
While I’m wasted with someone else?”

“I remember all the times you would stand there thinking to end this torture of your mind, while I was out trying to forget while getting wasted thinking why am I doing this to myself and you.” He said swirling us around. You never spoke you just heard him talking and singing while laying your head on his torso.

If we go down then we go down together
They’ll say you could do anything
They’ll say that I was clever
If we go down then we go down together
We’ll get away with everything
Let’s show them we are better
Let’s show them we are better
Let’s show them we are better

“If you fall then I fall with you.” He simply stated stoping the both of you. For a  moment it was as if you were glued together but then his delicate hand pushed your face away and made you look at his eyes. “Cause I love you and I wish I knew sooner, but I do. And as broken as we are together we can do better.” He said before kissing you softly. “I love you.” was the last thing said that night as you continued dancing the night away.

Wow, that was the laziest drama ending I have ever seen.

First, let’s talk about Kang So Young.  She wasn’t a better person at the end.  She wasn’t a worse person at the end.  She didn’t change or develop at all.  Also, how coincidental it is that Eun Byul destroyed her phone and erased the video?  “I’m so thankful to Eun Byul.”  No.  Eun Byul didn’t destroy your phone to fix you.  It’s all coincidence.  You’re not thankful.  You’re relieved.  You’re de-stressed.  But you’re not thankful.  And I’m really sad you didn’t try standing up to your dad, or that you didn’t consult with someone about him.  

Next, what the heck Eun Byul?  Exactly why are you studying abroad? You just came back after your mom and sister thought you were dead. Obviously the time you spent reflecting on yourself didn’t do a damn thing.

Eun Bi, part of your charm is that you were so soft spoken yet determined.  In episode 16, I feel like you’ve lost your memories again and that you’re acting as Eun Byul.  Your lines weren’t like your character at all.  When you told Han Yi Ahn you liked him, it was so upfront and nonchalant.  That’s not the Eun Bi we’re used to, at all.  I feel like the writers tried to squeeze too much too quickly into this episode.

Saem, I thought you were going to take a break from teaching.  You should’ve clarified that you were just taking a break from teaching class 3, not from teaching in general.  Also, did anyone ever tell you Eun Bi was playing Eun Byul all this time?  I don’t think so. 

Eomma, do you make so much money that you can close down shop, move in a week and transfer both of your daughters after recently enrolling one in an academy?  I call BS on that one. 

“It’s okay, you can be hurt at 18″ or whatever that crap was: is that supposed to be encouraging?  Eun Bi, you were literally bullied to the point that you attempted s u i c i d e.  But now you’re saying it’s okay to be hurt?  No.  No.  Bullying, depression, etc. don’t care about how old you are.  Sure, several people have the attitude that you can move on if you’re young.  But the way you said it… Ugh.  It’s like you lost all sympathy for others struggling.  Like you’re on so happy la-la planet and you’ve never experienced pain before (which we know is not true at all.)

And finally, let’s talk about the male leads. Gong Tae Kwang.  You were really cool letting Eun Bi go.  Really, really cool.  And then for some stupid reason, the writers decided to keep beating you with a stick and make you cry in front of Eun Bi, telling her you lied and that your feelings wouldn’t stop.  That was the last we saw of you, until the end of the episode where you were glad to see her back at school.

Han Yi Ahn.  Oh, geez.  Where do I begin.  No one in their right mind would’ve let you swim that competition. No one.  You are seriously just a burden to everyone.  And what the heck was that grabbing of Eun Bi’s wrist and trying to take her away from Tae Kwang?  Rude. (To be fair, Tae Kwang is guilty of this too.  But Yi Ahn, it’s the last episode and you’re just further proving that you haven’t changed at all.  I don’t blame Tae Kwang from trying to stop you and grabbing her other wrist; you don’t deserve to walk her home.)  

Congratulations to the people that wanted Yi Ahn and Eun Bi together.  To all of my fellow TaeBi shippers, my heart aches with you.  Don’t lie to yourself and say that it was open ended.  She told Taekwang she didn’t like him.  She told Yi Ahn she liked him.  She gave Yi Ahn the gold medal back.  She was coupled with Yi Ahn, and the PD’s tried to make it as soft as possible.  Why?  Because they knew that the TaeBi shippers were the real fuel behind the success of this drama.  

In summary, this drama was actually pretty bad.  Sure, it probably made lots of money off of us kdrama lovers and had high ratings, but let’s reflect on it some.  

-Let’s not ignore the fact that there is an unidentified dead person with “Eun Bi” on their gravestone.

-Eun Bi never went back to the Love House like she promised Ra Jin. 

-Soo In was nearly non-existent in the last episode. 

-We haven’t seen the ahjumma who runs Love House since Eun Bi’s mom went to visit.

-Forget about Taekwang’s mom actually being important to the story.

-The drama over the jewelry thievery wasn’t important either 

-So Young’s threat to release the video was pointless; literally everyone hates her and that wouldn’t have made her image any better.  She wouldn’t have released it, because her dad would probably disown her.

-Why did they even cast a father for Yi Ahn; to once again beat up Taekwang and make him envy a healthy father-son relationship?  Cheap. 

-The “School” series is known for being relatable to high school students.  What was relatable about this series? 

-Why introduce a 6 month time skip if literally nothing changes?  Just have Eun Bi go to Sekang right away.  It’s not like So Young’s parents will do anything about it.  They disappeared quickly in the last episode. 

-I don’t understand the point of Eun Byul asking Tae Kwang if he liked Eun Bi if she was  going to tell her to date Yi Ahn.  In her conversation with Eun Bi, she could’ve said “You like Tae Kwang” and it would’ve just as easily swayed the love triangle in that direction  Once again, the writers milked the love triangle for everything they possibly could, and lazily paired her off with Yi Ahn.  I’m not even that mad about it being Yi Ahn; I’m mad that it was done so poorly.

I’m sure I could rant more, but I’ll just leave these thoughts here. School 2015 will be remembered as the most underdeveloped kdrama of the summer. 

Dancing with the stars- Hayes imagine

Note: Im gonna start using first person point of view instead of second from now on cause I feel like it helps me write better - love your writer xx

I was deeply and madly in love with him.

As in him I mean Hayes Grier.

The first day I met him was a moment I would treasure forever. It was quite funny actually, I walked in the room where we would practice to see this cute brown haired guy dancing crazily across the room.

I couldn’t help but fall into a fit of laughter seeing him, then he abruptly turned his eyes wide and his face red as he looked at me. He kept on stuttering that whole day as he was utterly embarrassed.

The second day he came in full of confidence as if he wanted me to forget everything from the day before, he completed the whole section of the dance with perfection but at the end when I started clapping he tripped over his feet.

I would never let him live either of those moments down, these moments were ones I would never forget because I was in love with him.

His ocean blue eyes, the cute nose, his cute smile, the loud laugh whenever he found something funny, his large hands that always radiated warmth. He was filled with personality and I loved that about him.

He was the most kind, loving, funny, smart guy I’ve met. I could talk to him all day and I would never run out of things to say.

I loved him the day I came crying because my dog died and he stuck with me, cheering me up and holding me close. I loved him when he broke his wrist but insisted on trying to carry me causing us both to fall on the ground in between laughter.

“(Y/n)?” I look up snapping out of my thoughts to see Hayes staring down at me.

“You zoned out” he said chuckling and reaching out a hand to me to pull me up.

“Yeah” I mumbled at him, feeling all kinds of sad when I realized I was out here in the first place. He had gotten a call from someone who was named “Love”. It made me sad to think that he had a special someone in his life.

“Hey whats wrong?” his arms wrapped around my shoulder as we headed back into the dance building.

“Nothing” I replied struggling against his arm.

“What’s wrong (y/n)?” suddenly his warm hands were cupping my face as his eyes stared into mine.

“Stop people will get the wrong idea, what if they tell your girlfriend?” I muttered angrily.

“Girlfriend?” he managed out after a few minutes.

“Yeah your girlfriend, I saw the name “Love” calling you” I replied hastily.

His face broke out into a grin. “What?” I snapped at him, only to have him chuckling.

“Your jealous aren’t you?” he asked crossing his arms across his chest with one eyebrow raised, a skill I have yet to master.

“No I just-”

“You’re jealous”

“No I am not” I huffed out

“Yes”

“No”

“Yes”

“No”

This bantering went on for a bit until I grew tired and finally poured out my feelings to him.

“Okay fine! I love you okay? And it hurts so much to see that you already have another girl in your life. I want to be your love and I want to be your girlfriend. But now that could not happen I should move on. Maybe I’ll marry Dylan O’Brien or something in the future but right now I-”

“Shut up (y/n) your rambling” he said cutting me short. “I love you too (y/n) a lot. It’s about time that we finally admitted our feelings to each other because it has been eating me out ever since I first realized I love you.” He grabbed my waist pulling me into him causing me to squeal.

Chuckling lightly, he pulled my chin up to look at him. “So would you like to go on a date with me?”

I was just about to yell yes out when a thought stopped you. “But what about “love” the one that was calling you on your phone.” I asked looking straight at him.

He chuckled yet again and stopped when I hit his chest. “That’s Tez, he put that as his contact name because fans believe we have some bromance going on, so can you please answer my question now?”

I giggled as I heard Tez’s weird behavior before nodding.

“I thought you’d never ask.”

I rested my head on his chest, listening to his heartbeats as I stood in his arms.

I was in love with him, so deeply and madly and this was just our beginning to our story, our love story.

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Scarlet Heart: Ryeo Episodes 16-18

[Spoilers for the Kdrama up through episode 18. This is super long, and I’m not going to bother breaking it down into two parts. Frankly, I had a hard time writing this as it was, and a lot of the rhetoric surrounding SH:R anymore is bumming me out. I just want to watch my show, feel sad, and enjoy the glorious tragedy. But going through the tags this week, I was so grouchy I almost didn’t post at all. Hopefully some of you get something out of this. I love all my followers so much, thanks for sticking it out.]

While for my own sanity it might have made more sense to do two separate reviews for episode 16 and episodes 17-18, I’m glad I decided to wait. While I was struggling trying to figure out where the show was going to turn based on episode 16 alone, this week created a much clearer picture of what all this was building to.

As hard as I tried to convince myself it wasn’t inevitable, Eun’s death really brought about a change in our main characters like nothing else could have. Like Lady Oh’s death was a seminal event in Soo’s life, Eun’s was crucial and necessary to push So over the edge toward his pursuit of the throne. It was precisely the crisis we needed to resolve the last ambiguity between So and Soo and propel the final arc.

So’s character development has been causing me a growing uneasiness since episode 11. I began to wonder if the writer had perhaps decided to sand away all his wonderful jagged edges, lighten up all his darker grays, and cast him as a basically selfless, heroic and deeply misunderstood soul painted as a tyrant by the caprice of history. I worried especially after Eun’s death scene if perhaps all of Wang So’s actions and brutal reputation would be absolved by circumstances. But this week quickly assured me that I needn’t have worried. 

So is every bit the ambiguous villain I always knew him to be, for a time soften by love, but never really changed. Not at his heart. It’s exactly as Lady Oh, the oracle of SH:R, once stated: People don’t change for other people.

All those arguments that Wang So was wildly out of character this week with his treatment of Soo, the execution of Chae Ryung, and even his conduct toward Jung and his mother…I tend dismiss out of hand. My reading of So has been the same for weeks now. Nothing he’s done is inconsistent with his characterization thus far, and if you’ve been reading my reviews since the beginning you know I’ve always interpreted him this way:

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LGBT Stigmatization in Avatarverse

Edit: I gave it a freaking title…

So, I know people are likely going to hate this, but it’s been really bugging me as of late. 

Recently, I’ve been reading LOK metas in which it’s said that there’s most likely no queer stigma in the Avatar world. I don’t mind if other people have this belief, but the idea of this really kind of personally bothers me, and I kept waiting for someone who felt similar to discuss it, and I haven’t seen that. So I’m doing it… ¬.¬

I understand that it was likely never any of the creators’ intention to create a world where there would be stigma, but I strongly believe that a world without queer stigma would not look like the world presented in the Avatar verse. 

I understand that there are constraints on the creators, and I’m of the belief that they probably didn’t even consider this aspect until they started considering Korrasami as an actual endgame. But as a queer woman myself, the Avatarverse as an example of society without LGBT stigma is a… weird and sad one. If the stigma were removed, there would be so many more queer people than their world presents. 

I mean, just given the amount of characters we see within the two shows and how many different places the show take us, we should be seeing more representation if this is the case. I don’t even mean full out relationships. Even harmless flirting from secondary characters would be useful in determining this. 

For some perspective on why this is my personal believe, I want to quickly lay out some of my experiences. My direct co-workers (same shift as me) are two women I had never met before I got the job. Questions on sexuality were not asked during the interviewing process, and most people didn’t know I was bi until well into the first couple months of working there (I’m very open but in an opposite-gender relationship, so it doesn’t come up quickly). Of the three of us, we are all bisexual. We have all dated and loved both men and women. A male co-worker in the work shift just before me is gay. 

I have more distant co-workers I see and work directly with regularly. I worked regularly with a gay man. He has since switched shifts. I know on my shift two women with wives. I know another woman who just switched shifts on us who has a child. I worked with a woman whose wife also works for the same agency (on a different shift), and they have a child together. Where I work, the stigma has largely been lifted and LGB intolerance is largely unaccepted as a norm, and I am constantly meeting more people who are LGB. It comes up in conversations, it comes up when they talk about their significant others, it comes up in random harmless flirting. 

Of my friends in high school, at least two of them came out as transgender women—one of whom I was really close to for a while. I crushed on a bi girl for a long time though we never got to date. And I really didn’t have a huge group of friends. LGBT people are literally all around, and if you remove the stigma, it becomes more and more and more noticeable. 

So in a world without the stigma? I just cannot see it looking like that, and the idea that it would is depressing and kind of horrifying to me. 

ATLA and LOK are not shy about showing relationships; otherwise I’d just say that they aren’t talking about such matters or depicting them. ATLA and LOK are also not shy about showing harmless flirting. Bolin and Uncle Iroh come to mind. 

ATLA would have great opportunities to show representation without being obvious. They explored a country torn and broken by war, where it wouldn’t be unfathomable for people to come together out of convenience of poverty and strife. Two women or two men living in the same home with no obvious talk of them being together but talking about working a farm together or just trying to survive should have easily passed any ‘not too explicit’ warnings. And the amount of orphans running around that part of the world? LGBT families would be taking those kids in fairly happily. 

Another method would be to show our chronically single characters as making random flirtatious comments with members of the same sex or not being flirtatious althogether; instead, all we see or moments like this:

or like this… though it’s also really freaking creepy…

Or moments like these where crushes are established in otherwise consistently single characters:

To which, when she finds out is Suki, she asks to be let drown. Of course, she’s embarrassed on a several levels, so it’s understandable, but it was a missed opportunity for some ambiguity.  “Oh, well, thanks for saving me *blush*”

Or there’s this chronically single character who has a previousy established relationship with a man but shows no flirtation with anyone else at any point, leaving the interpretation to be straight: 

And, if we go with what the creators said for Korra and Asami’s relationship—where their romantic relationship is beginning at the ending moments of the show—they are showing the only canonical queer couple literally leaving the human world to begin the only canonically queer relationship.  

Both of these women are strong women who are clearly willing to risk hardship for those they love, so it doesn’t say to me that them doing this in a stigmatized world would be unbelievable. To me, it actually makes it feel more real that there’s probably a stigma. The first person we see ‘coming out’ in this universe is the freaking Avatar (who’s supposed to be individualistic and a force of change) and the woman who’s helped her along the way for four freaking years. And while I totally understand Asami’s desire to see the spirit world, she still was the one to chose a world mostly without humans for the beginning of this journey, which could show some hesitancy in coming straight out to the world right away. 

To be honest, I haven’t been thinking on this long, because I don’t think Bryke ever intended that their world would have a stigma against LGBT people, but they did shape their world in many ways off of ours, and our world does have that stigma. 

I know my favorite LOK meta writer will mention that the world is certainly heteronormative but that she doesn’t imagine the stigma exists, and I suppose this is fair. I’ve tried to imagine scenarios where a world would be heteronormative while lacking stigma to make that line up, and I can’t do it. That is likely a personal limitation.
Regardless, that world still bothers me, because I imagine it would still require this idea that Heterosexual is the ‘normal’ and everything else isn’t ‘normal’ but still okay. To me, that strikes me as still a stigma, but maybe that would look different in a different world/different society. 

I just don’t like the idea of a world where LGBT isn’t stigmatized but they are still so utterly absent/unseen. I would rather see a world that’s actively coming to figure out it needs to fix something and working toward that recognition. 

But maybe that’s the next story:

Tenzin: Korra, you’ve transformed the world more in a few years than most Avatars did during their lifetimes. (I couldn’t freakin find this gif of him O.o)

Maybe being an LGBT advocate will be her next step as Avatar?

Back To Basics Prt 16.

Prompt: Riley Matthews lived in NY for the majority of her childhood. That is up until 6th grade when her father was offered a job in sunny California, which he accepted. Riley was forced to leave behind everything she knew, her school, her teachers and her small group of best friends. Fast forward 5 years where Riley and her family decide it’s time to move back home. Now a junior in high-school Riley has to figure out where she belongs after being gone for so long.
A/N: Okay so here’s the thing. In my heart right now this is the last chapter. I’ve loved writing this story and developing the characters but it feels like it needs to come to an end. Hope you guys enjoyed this one. I know I have.
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Chapter 16 - “Sparkling.”

In the weeks that followed Lucas’ spontaneous night visit, Riley found herself feeling conflicted. She was stuck between wanting him to reach out again and wishing she could just move on. It wasn’t how she envisioned staring off senior year. She wanted a fresh slate, nothing holding her back from enjoying herself or becoming involved. She didn’t want to fall off the face of the earth just because of some guy. No matter how minty green his eyes were.

She’d been spending a lot of time by herself lately and when she wasn’t alone she was third wheeling which still felt just as lonely. Farkle and Isadora were spending as much time together as they could because they both got early acceptance into the ivy league of their choice. The only problem was they were in two separate states.

Maya had fallen crazy in love with a drummer named Jake. Riley didn’t have the heart to tell her how much the new boy resembled her older brother, instead she chose to be happy for her best friend and let things play out the way they were meant to.

Charlie apologized to her and wanted to make amends and Riley forgave him but she wasn’t able to forget what he’d done. She accepted his apology but wasn’t interested in rekindling their old friendship.

She wasn’t sure what it was exactly but lately she’s been less into second chances. Maybe she thought no one deserved them anymore.

She stood in front of her full length mirror, glancing over her outfit. New York was in a weird place weather wise. It was October but the chill hadn’t come in completely yet. Some days it still felt like summer and others felt like winter was right around the corner. Today was more on the colder side. She opted for a grey knit sweater dress, tights and over the knee boots.

“There she is” Zay sung while climbing through Riley’s bedroom window. “There’s my girl.” Once he’s on his feet he reaches over and pulls her in for a hug. She hasn’t seen him for a couple of weeks now, maybe a month, and she knew it was because Lucas was back in New York. Zay and her might have gotten extremely close over the last year but she’s always known where his loyalty lies.

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anonymous asked:

Which are your top 5 Bellarke scenes?

HOW DARE??? You ask me to pick a favourite, anon, as if that is even possible??? Why can I not love ALL the Bellarke scenes???

Just kidding, nonny. :) Although this question is going to be really fucking difficult lmao - I’ll do my best (but I truly do love all the Bellarke scenes).

1. 

Originally posted by bellsclark

While there are a million Bellarke scenes I have obsessed over and over about, I think my all-time favourite scene for Bellarke (while heartbreaking) has to be their goodbye scene in 2x16. (Can you take a moment to appreciate that wondeful gif for a moment? I mean, damn.)

I’m going to be clear, since it’s really incredibly difficult to pick my top five favourite Bellarke scenes, I’m choosing the ones where my emotional reaction was strongest. So all of the scenes I have chosen made me feel incredibly emotional in different ways - some in a happy, overjoyed way, and some (like this scene) in a heartbreaking way. But all of the scenes I love for different reasons. 

This scene is definitely the most memorable scene in all of the episodes of The 100 thus far for me. I cannot get it out of my head - so much that I even wrote a meta on it over a year after I watched it, just because I felt a burning need to write about it. Even though a whole season has passed since this moment, I just had to. 

There’s a reason for that. The music, the instrumentals, the dialogue, camerwork - all of it contributed to a truly remarkable moment in television (and for Bellarke). 

I’m having a really difficult time explaining what I loved about it in regards to Bellarke. But I think it comes down to this: it just shows how much Bellamy and Clarke love each other. 

Bellamy was the only person Clarke wanted to talk to about leaving - he was the only person that she felt she needed to say goodbye to before she left. Not even her own mother was offered that courtesy. She confessed to him what was plaguing her, she had to physically tear herself away from him after she hugged him so she wouldn’t burst into tears before she could go through with her choice to leave (I go more into detail about this in my meta about the scene). And, of course, the hug and the famed cheek kiss. It’s so incredibly heartbreaking - that’s the best word I can think to describe it. I think that kiss was a way of telling him that she loves him, that she will miss him, but it was also an apology because she has to leave anyway. God.

And then, of course, there’s Bellamy, with the fact that he is totally in love with Clarke written all over his face. He couldn’t be less obvious about it. Every single thing he does is in an attempt to comfort her, to try to show her that she is not alone. While he doesn’t outright say it, everything about him screams that he needs her, which was something Clarke didn’t understand at the time (*cry*).

And don’t even get me started on the “if you need forgiveness, I’ll give that to you” parallel. That was such a well-placed parallel on this show, one of the best. It completely calls back the scene that was the birth of Bellarke in many ways and the fact that he remembered her exact words to him after all this time because they meant that much to him breaks my damn heart. 

While Clarke’s reaction to what happened at Mount Weather is heartbreaking, it’s Bellamy’s reaction to her leaving that really destroys me. Because obviously he is hurting after all that has happened, too, and he clearly very desperately needs Clarke’s support in that moment after all that they’ve done together (they both need each other so much - she needed him too even though she thought she should go off on her own) but he’ll never tell her that because he feels that he is a burden. That one tear that falls down his cheek MAKES ME CURL UP ON MY BED AND CRY MY FUCKING EYES OUT, ALL RIGHT? LIKE, WHEN DOES BELLAMY CRY? HE DIDN’T CRY ALL SEASON UNTIL CLARKE FREAKING UP AND LEFT HIM (*sob* my heart). 

Then the “may we meet again”’s destroy me all over again. Jfc, these writers are merciless. How Clarke’s voice cracks, and she has to blink away tears. How she can’t even look at him when she pulls away because she’ll probably start sobbing. How there are tears in her eyes as she does all of this, and when she finally does leave behind Camp Jaha. How Bellamy won’t look at her either. How he doesn’t say it back to her until she’s already gone and won’t hear - like he hasn’t even accepted the fact that she is truly leaving him until she already has. How he says it quietly. How that one tear falls as he does. 

RIP ME

2.

Originally posted by kcismyreligion

Look, I don’t care that this entire episode had no purpose in propelling the plot. I don’t fucking care at all - because the sole purpose was literally to show how Bellamy and Clarke would die for each other - the lengths that they would go just to ensure the other person’s safety, even at the cost of their own.

Let me tell you, in the aftermath of this episode, my Bellarke feels were fucking soaring, okay? Nothing in the entire world could convince me that Bellarke was not the plan, that the writers were just shitting with us - because after an episode like that? How could that possibly be the case? 

Short answer: it’s not. Bellarke is totally real and it is definitely coming. Get ready, kids.

So that’s a large part in why I love this scene. Because the emotion I got from it was hope, and that’s one of the best feelings when watching a show like The 100 (especially after the season we just had). 

I loved everything about it. The shock in Bellamy’s face when he sees Clarke’s hands tied to that post. His little gulp, like he can’t really believe that it is even real - that he is finally seeing her again after all of this time trying to force himself to forget her. How he rushes forward, forgetting that it isn’t safe. He completely lets his guard down because damnit, it’s CLARKE. The sheer happiness on his face when their eyes meet (seriously, I dare you to find a time where Bellamy smiled that bright in the entire rest of the season - I DARE you).

The utter disbelief in Clarke’s eyes when she see’s him, but also the immense relief and love and hope that courses through her - because that’s what Bellamy brings out in her. How she says his name, like she’s not quite willing to let herself believe that he’s really real and present and saving her life, even though Roan just told her that none of her people cared about her. How Bellamy brushes her hair so tenderly, so gently out of her face, as if to ensure that this is not his imagination after all. How he softly removes the gag from his mouth. How he tells her, quietly, comfortingly, that he is going to get her out of there. The crack in Clarke’s voice - the desperation - as she tells Bellamy to look out. The fear when it doesn’t work and Roan is preparing to kill him. 

And then, of course, when she begs for his life - basically offers up her own in turn for his. When has Clarke ever stopped fighting for her life? The answer is never. But she’s not willing to sacrifice Bellamy for it - she’s not willing to sacrifice Bellamy for anything anymore.

GOD, they love each other so much. I will never get over Bellamy and Clarke’s desperation to save each in this episode. Never. I cannot express how much I loved everything about this scene. 

f u c k

3. 

Originally posted by fallenfromtheark

This scene fucking destroyed me, all right? But it was everything that I wanted for Bellarke in Season 3, back when I was speculating during the hiatus.

Yes, it was painful, but this talk needed to happen. Bellamy needed a chance to express himself, to show him how Clarke had hurt him - and Clarke never would have realized that Bellamy actually truly did need and care for her if a scene such as this one didn’t happen. I don’t think that Clarke even knew that Bellamy depended on her like he does, that he would be so seriously affected by her leaving in Season 2.

I loved this scene because their discussion addressed almost all of the decisions Clarke made in Season 2 that Bellamy just kind of let slide even though they were totally not okay and he suffered as a result. By that, I mostly mean what happened at Tondc - how she was willing to let Octavia die, despite telling Bellamy that Octavia was safe. Just think of what a betrayal that lie was, how devastating for Bellamy it would have been if Octavia HAD actually died and he found out after Clarke already told him not to worry about it. It needed to be addressed. I wasn’t sure that it would be - I’m so glad that it was.

And, of course, Bellamy’s pain over Clarke leaving him is what really makes the scene for me. The emotion in his voice as he says “you left me” - and the tears in his eyes - revealing the true source of his anger and sadness towards Clarke. Because, while Clarke absolutely had the right to her own space and to leave (even though it didn’t really help her) she failed to take into account how it might affect the people she was leaving behind. She essentially put the entire burden of leading the delinquents on Bellamy’s shoulders, something she herself rejected because of something she did that Bellamy did too. She didn’t even think about how he might be hurting just as much as her, that he might actually need her support.

It was another thing that I think Clarke definitely needed to hear for Bellarke’s relationship to develop further. She needed to realize her effect on him and how much he needs her because prior to this scene, I genuinely believe she hadn’t a clue.

This scene also demonstrates how broken and messy Bellarke’s relationship got in 3A - how the lack of communication and guidance with each other proved to be disastrous on both ends. It showed that, when Bellamy and Clarke get separated, bad things happen, essentially. They are so much better together - and mayhem ensues when they are apart. Because none of this would have happened if Clarke hadn’t left in Season 2. 

And you know something else that I love about this scene? It’s that, no matter how angry he was, Bellamy still couldn’t stand to see Clarke cry - he could stand it even less because he knew he was the reason why. Because, even after everything, Bellamy still loves Clarke and he doesn’t like to see her in pain. Bellamy didn’t have to comfort Clarke - he could have just gone straight to handcuffing her. But I don’t think the handcuffing part was actually part of the orginal plan. I honestly believe that it was a gut reaction, triggered by “we can fix this” (”we” which he associated with Clarke and L.exa, who he hates). But up until then, Bellamy just wanted to comfort Clarke. I think he really meant his “I’m sorry”. Because he didn’t want her to hurt - he never wanted to do that to Clarke.

Basically, emotions were flying out of the roof in this scene and I was a MESS because of it.

4. 

Originally posted by saviourblake-archive

It’s a short scene, yes, but still manages to make my top five. I love this hug so much (it’s my favourite hug of theirs) because it was so unexpected and exciting when it happened. It’s such a heartwarming reunion and truly demonstrates that, as much as they liked to pretend it wasn’t true, Bellamy and Clarke really did come to care about each other in huge ways back in Season 1 before they got separated.

I love that they don’t even need words to communicate what they’re feeling because they just understand. I love how Clarke just runs into his arms, completely disregarding anything else - not caring about anything but the fact that Bellamy is alive and she missed him so much and she is so relieved. I love how Bellamy hesitates before hugging her, because he can’t believe this is actually happening, because he has come to believe that he is incapable of being loved. But I love even more that he finally hugs her back, now feeling hopeful that maybe that isn’t true - that someone besides his sister might care about him after all. I love that they both put their all into the hug, squeezing so tightly. I love how Bellamy basically lifts Clarke up from the force of his grip. I love how she grins, pure joy written on her face. I love how she nuzzles her face into his shoulder, holding him closer. I love Octavia’s “there’s something I thought I’d never see”. I love Bellamy’s slight little self-deprecating laugh when Octavia says it, how he doesn’t even bother to open his eyes because he honestly could care less about anything but Clarke and god, he missed her way more than he planned. I love how they linger in the hug and when they finally pull away they just have this moment where they are staring into each other’s eyes, happy and relieved they are actually alive and there

5. 

Originally posted by brave-clarke

Okay, to be honest, the reason I love this scene so much is because it literally confirms two things: a) Bellamy Blake would do anything to protect Clarke Griffin and b) Clarke Griffin loves Bellamy Blake. But not just because it confirms those things, but it is done in such a masterful and angsty way (this is probably a good time to mention that I am a hoe for angst). 

The parallels are crazy. Everything in this episode is set up so beautifully for the moment where Clarke decides to send Bellamy to the mountain. OUCH.

The first part of the scene that I love is when Bellamy says to Lincoln and Octavia, “he would do anything for her - to protect her. It just makes sense”. HE’S LITERALLY LOOKING AT CLARKE WHEN HE SAYS THIS YOU GUYS. BELLAMY WOULD DO FUCKING ANYTHING FOR HER I AM F I N E. 

But this is demonstrated so nicely earlier in the episode when Bellamy knows the cup out of Clarke’s hand like the Dramatic Hoe that he is and stands between her and Indra’s blade. The dude is whipped.

And then Octavia delivers the line that TOTALLY foreshadows what happens later. She says, “look at the thanks he got” because she knows. She knows that Bellamy is falling in love with Clarke, and she’s worried he’s going to get his heart broken. And she ends up being right. The look on Bellamy’s face when Clarke says “it’s worth the risk” kills me. I’m not even kidding. That hurt like a bitch. And the fact that I know how little self-esteem Bellamy has and how lowly he views himself just breaks my heart. Because when Clarke told him she couldn’t lose him, I know that he felt hope that he might lovable, and then Clarke managed to convince him that it was all just a lie and he’s actually just as worthless to her as he thinks (which is so not true!!). 

What’s so painful about it all is that Bellamy probably will never know what was really happening. How Clarke believed that love was weakness and that, in order to keep Bellamy and her friends safe, she had to cut him loose (even though that logic obviously doesn’t make any sense). He doesn’t know that when she said, “I was being weak” she was actually saying “I love you too much”.

And that’s a goddamn tragedy.


So there you go, nonny. I hope you know that you created a monster. I currently can’t decide if I’m feeling more dead or alive right now. Probably both tbh

How Julian Fellowes really writes Downton Abbey
  • Fellowes: Alright, lets put down a first draft for season 6!
  • Neame: Uhm, Julian...
  • Fellowes: Call me Baron.
  • Neame: Right. Right, uhm... it's just, there's a group of young, dynamic looking people banging on the front door and..
  • Fellowes: Oh, that would be my co-writers. Don't let them in!
  • Neame: But some of them looked pretty angry and weren't they hired to...
  • Fellowes: Alright, boring characters first!
  • Neame: *sigh* - Edith?
  • Fellowes: Yes, that one. So Marigold dies from-
  • Neame: I will not stand for this!
  • Fellowes: But that's all Edith is about! People she loves dying or leaving her! Alright, I'll pair her up with that dreary guy from the Christmas special and then I'll kill him off. Next!
  • Neame: So Robert and Cora...
  • Fellowers: Right, so Robert dies because the ulcer isn't just an ulcer and in a state of confusion he changes his will and Isis inherits the whole estate. The family ends up in destitute because when Isis dies she hasn't left a will and everything is confiscated by the evil labor party. All servants lose their jobs, everyone is unhappy, show ends and I finally get to move on to 'The Gilded Age' and write something I actually enjoy. Perfect!
  • Neame: Ooooo-kay, that's really lovely. Now, back to Robert and Cora, shall we?
  • Fellowes: If we must. *pouts* Alright, Isis dies, Robert has to undergo surgery and almost dies, Cora is a good supportive wife and Robert regains his will to live when the head surgeon flirts with Cora and he jumps out of the hospital bed and beats him up.
  • Neame: I guess at least that's better than...
  • Fellowes: Mary falls in love with Henry, they get engaged and he dies in a car accident.
  • Neame: I thiiink we already had that one. Don't you think that would be a bit-
  • Fellowes: Can't have them just be happy, can I? You can't have character developement through happiness!
  • Neame: If you say so... But at least kill him off in a different way.
  • Fellowes: Yes yes. Now Tom, he leaves for America with Sybbie and comes back to visit in episode 3 or 4 and spouts all those ideas about freedom and everyone having the same rights and worth and how there should be no class devide *snorts* and that makes Robert's ulcer worse and leads to him needing surgery. Tom is ordered to stay away from the house.
  • Neame: Whatever.
  • Fellowes: Which brings us to Violet. She dies or leaves for Russia to become the courtesan of the Prince.
  • Neame: I think I'm going to be...
  • Fellowes: Speaking of wrinkly sex, the Carson and Hughes wedding is cancelled.
  • Neame: WHAT?! Are you insane? The fans will not accept this! They'll boycott your next show! Oh my god what-
  • Fellowes: *dreamy* Elsie finds out that Carson has been married all those years. His wife is in an asylum for the insane and refuses to sign the divorce papers. Cue eternal woe.
  • Neame: Oh for heaven's sake, why can't you just let them be happy?!
  • Fellowes: Who would want to see that?
  • Neame: EVERYONE!!! *hyperventilates*
  • Fellowes: Man, you forget yourself!
  • Neame: I... *pants* ... I can't...
  • Fellowes: Alright, Molesey proposes to Baxter, she says yes, they get married and get their own little cottage.
  • Neame: What? Just like that?
  • Fellowes: Yes, why not? They deserve a bit of happiness, don't they?
  • Neame: o_O *stares blankly into space*
  • Fellowes: Now on to two of my favourite vict- ehm, characters. Anna and Bates.
  • Neame: Oh god...
  • Fellowes: Anna discoveres she is pregnant, Bates has to go into exile on the Isle of Man, Anna gets raped by the gardener-
  • Neame: *chokes*
  • Fellowes: - she stabs and kills him, is sentenced to death but they have to wait until the child is born which gives Bates the time to convince the judge to hang him instead because how could he live with himself if Anna were to be executed because obviously Bates's feelings are what matters here. Then it turns out Carson's insane wife broke out of the asylum and stabbed the gardener because she can't stand the sight of green aprons but it's too late and Bates is hanged and...
  • Neame: None of this makes any sense! *flails*
  • Fellowes: I don't see the problem. Now to my special little friend. Thomas... *rubs hands*
  • Neame: Dare I ask?
  • Fellowes: So Thomas and that doe-eyed lad Andy fall in love and he's a changed man and glows with happiness.
  • Neame: Now we are talking!
  • Fellowes: Then Thomas gets raped by a house guest-
  • Neame: What the?! What's with the rape thing? We already had a badly handled rape plot!
  • Fellowes: Yes, but we never had a MAN raped so- wait, what do you mean badly handled?
  • Neame: Nevermind, I.. look, no raping Thomas, okay?
  • Fellowes: Then the Andy lad?
  • Neame: NO ONE GETS RAPED!!!
  • Fellowes: Then at least some mild sexual harassment?
  • Neame: NO ONE- oh, well, actually that could be a really effective storyline. One could save the other and that could serve as a catalyst to admit their feelings to each other and-
  • Fellowes: You mean the audience would enjoy seeing that and it would be interesting psychologically and a nice challenge for the actors?
  • Neame: Oh yes!
  • Fellowes: We can't have that. I'll go for the love triangle instead. Thomas loves Andy, Andy loves Daisy, Daisy falls in love with Thomas again. That way they will all be unhappy. I'm a genius! What are you doing?
  • Neame: Oh. Nothing. *types away furiously to set up a Go Fund Me-campaign to buy the rights to Downton Abbey*
  • Fellowes: And Mrs Patmore expodes.
Captain America: Civil War and the Flaws of Bureaucracy

the sokovia accords are a problem, and cap was right not to sign them, even after everything that went down. the problem is not with tony, and the problem is not with accountability, and the problem is not with accords, in theory. the problem is that these accords don’t actually create accountability

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Episode 9 OP-Reflection

I’m honestly so overwhelmed right now. I mean first of all I am wiping away tears but I’m also so unsure of it all because quick recap: 

 1. Yurio’s grandpa is sick and I am sure there’s more to that than that old sweet fluff bear is telling, which scares me because of how much he means to Yurio and what this could mean in the future. 

 2. Yakov. So much respect for you. I had so many mixed feeling about what could happen and what he may do and how he would treat Yuri, but that was perfect and it was great getting to see Viktor in Yakov. And I honestly loved actually how he scolded Yuri for not doing Viktor’s routine justice because it showed how much, despite everything Yakov has said up to this point, he still very much respects Viktor by actually unintentionally praising Viktor in his scoldings to Yuri. 

 3. Sala/Sara and Micky. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I still get a little creeped out by how close they are but I think I fell in love with those two characters after this episode. Because you can see in how much she was crying, it actually did hurt her to finally break their bond. Although she realized it was much needed for those two to further grow it showed strength in her doing that and it was sweet seeing her still running down to the kiss and cry to congratulate Mickey and then still say but I don’t regret anything that was said! Also Micky impressed the FUCK out of me because I thought he would honestly fuck up the routine because he was so overwhelmed and upset but NOPE. He fucking turned it around, recognized it was time to grow the fuck up, AND he put on a fucking b e a u t i f u l performance( sorry if that’s not the right word). I’m incredibly impressed with these two and love the depth the writers have given to these two characters who we just met as well.

 4. Yurio’s performance.

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I AM SO PROUD OF OUR YURATCHKA I DONT EVEN HAVE FUCKING WORDS FOR HOW PROUD I AM OF THAT PERFORMANCE. AND HE HAS JUST WORKED SO HARD AND THEN THE HAPPINESS IN HIS FACE WHEN HE WAS IN FIRST AND OH MY GOSH I AM JUST SO SO SO PROUD. HIS PERFORMANCE LEFT ME SPEECHLESS AND I AM JUST SO PROUD OF OUR YURATCHKA!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I go into more depth but honestly that PERFORMANCE speaks for itself and you know what that Yurio basically just dropped the fucking mic. I’m still speechless. 

 5. Seung-Gil I’m so sorry :/ Kick ass in the 4 continents championship!

 6. Emil, my baby!!!, you still skated with your heart and I’m so proud. Much proud. 

 7. PHICHET MADE IT TO THE GRAND PRIX FINALS

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8. We’ll skip to JJ for a sec… Ugh JJ. I hated your fuck boy ass. I respected you, but you annoyed me; and I hate to admit, but when I thought Yuri wouldn’t make it to the finals I secretly hoped you would flub. BUT after the recap of when he said, “Let’s compete again Yuri-kun” my little heart did start to like you a little bit. And then when you told Yurio to cheer for you too, and then when you devoted your performance to your family, girlfriend, etc. and even while you were mocking Viktor a little you grew on me. At first glance I thought his character was very one sided and was probably there to be the guy to hate, but after that performance I see otherwise. I still do believe he is the character put in to  balance the show by pissing of Yuri and the viewers because he still is an arrogant fuckboy BUT he is an arrogant fuckboy who cares about something more than himself and at the end of the day, like all the other skaters, he is just a man doing what he has to do, working his ass off to win gold, and using the people he loves, and even his rivals, to inspire him and push him forward. And THAT is a character I can love and respect.

So you go JJ. That was a helluva performance and it scares me to see how much better you can do, because we all know that homeboy has not fucking peaked. So I am excited to see that too. 

9. YURI 

(this is going to need sub-bullets now because so much feels, so much emotion, too many cant’s, so proud, oh fuck excuse me while I go cry again) 

  • A. YURIO CHEERED FOR YURI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That just was the sweetest and most amazing thing, I fucking love Yurio. 
  • B. Yuri found his inner strength. And that his skate actually made me cry because I am so proud of him for that, and honestly his character resonates with me so much and my own sport’s life that it was truly inspiring. Although, what was inspiring about it was that it wasn’t perfect. That in my opinion was not his best performance, and he knew that too; BUT it was still a damn good performance filled with 100% Yuri’s heart, love, and strength. I loved his performance because it wasn’t perfect, it was realistic. I believe that in it he finally found his own personal strength and may not have done his best; BUT he did his best on his OWN strength, merit, motivation, and confidence and that in itself is a personal feat. He had always relied on Viktor in encouraging his own self- confidence and motivation, that he already have which we see when he mentions throughout his flashbacks that even at his weakest he wanted Gold. Therefore his performance not being perfect I loved because that’s what made it truly inspriring, because in intense and high level sports you have to fucking work and truly as Lillia has said, “Destroy yourself and be reborn again and again”. And that takes practice, repetition, and moments and moments of highs, lows, and mediums; it doesn’t all happen at once because of some random beam of fucking pack of self-confidence and random moment of mental strength. Those ones that are random aren’t good for jack shit because they’re inconsistent and inconsistency is not what you need in trying to strengthen yourself mentally. Therefore this scene is perfect and beautiful and so soo inspiring because this is Yuri’s first step into himself and what he really CAN do on his own, I believe all his accomplishments, achievements, and moments of self-building before have all led up to this moment in which he finally has become strong enough mentally to put on a damn good performance proving to himself that he is not weak and has what it takes to go for gold and not be ashamed or quiet about, AND that he can do it with the help and encouragement of others BUT now he can also do with the mental strength and encouragement of himself as well. And that’s what this performance was, it was a step into THAT new YURI and I am so extraordinarily proud of him and and am even in more love with his character for that. 
  • Also to pinpoint, even Mila recognizes this new Yuri when she says: “It’s too bad, when you think how it could have been with Viktor here, you really want to see that right?” 
    • I love this line because again it just re-emphasizes the idea that now that Yuri has found his own mental strength it’s exciting to think how much better he’ll do with Viktor back at his side again as this new Yuri. 
    • AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I AM JUST SO HAPPY FOR HIM AND SO EXCITED FOR YURI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUR BABY HAS GROWN SO MUCH!!!!!!

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Also let’s not forget Yurio’s and Yuri’s conversation and remembering Yuri’s birthday before he left for Japan, that was again one of the sweetest moments and I still cannot get out of my head the look of genuine pride and love on Yurio’s face when he was telling Yuri that his grandpa was the one that made those katsudon pirozhki. 

AWWWWWWWWWWWWW LOOK AT OUR SWEET YURATCHKA \(^▽^)/

10. NOW Yuri and Viktor. 

I honestly do not think much needs to be said here because that scene said it all from the way that they looked at eachother while they were running for the door to Viktor kissing Yuri’s hands to Yuri telling Viktor he wants him to be his coach until he retires to Viktor saying its like a marriage proposal and then saying my favorite words, “ I wish you’d never retire”. Some scenes speak for themselves and I believe this is one of them; because I think there’s no way I can do justice in truly explaining the love you feel emanating from these two. You just have to see it. 

Also let’s not let Maccachin go unmentioned and how cute he is looking like he wants to get in on this hug too (^∇^). Also sorry I didn’t mention more about Maccachin, I was personally never worried that they would kill of Maccachin, which you can see in another post, because the writers are too good for that sort of random and unnecessary death. #LongLiveMaccachin 

Thank you Mitsuro Kubo and Sayo Yamamoto, and everyone else for another amazing and my new favorite episode of Yuri on Ice. My fucking hat goes off and applause goes to you

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Lynne, I’m envious of your dreaming capabilities, and what I would give to make these dreams of yours a reality. However, I tried my best to make it into a ficlet. With loads of love, here’s ~1,000 words of CC fluff. 

“I don’t think our next guests need any introduction, but I’m gonna do it anyway.” Ellen said over the applause, “You may recognize their names from some best-selling books and award winning Broadway shows. Please welcome Chris Colfer and Darren Criss.”

A loud cheer broke out as Darren and Chris made their way towards the center of the stage, and they both gave Ellen a hug and sat close together on the couch provided, with hands intertwined between them. 

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anonymous asked:

this is totally sad, but what if Marco is in a coma and every day Tom visits him and reads him love letters he used to write to him when they were younger, and he never sent them

Awwww! This was so sad to write! But I think it turned out good and it has a happy ending! Enjoy!

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“Hey Marco.” Tom sat down next to him like he did everyday for the past week. “So um… I wanted to share these with you…” Tom admitted. He had a big stack of crumpled up paper. “I wrote most of these a while ago… A long while ago. I really wanted to give them to you at one point but I always thought you’d laugh at me.” Tom explained. He picked up the first piece of paper, it was all crumpled up and most of it was scribble out. Tom blushed, even though Marco couldn’t hear him. “Maybe if you can hear me in your sleep… Please don’t laugh at me.” Tom begged. He cleared his throat and began to read.

Dear Marco,

I like you. Is that crazy?

I’m sorry for everything. Do you still hate me? I like watching movies with you. Sorry I lied about liking the karate dude.

Do you like me?

Don’t answer that.

“I never signed it.” Tom explains after reading it. “I was too embarrassed. I wrote this right after we went to go see those movies. The karate man, Mackie Hand! That’s his name!… But we never did get to see them.” Tom ruffled through the papers. “This one I wrote a while after that night.”

Marco

I think I’m in love with you. I’m sorry. If you don’t feel the same we can just pretend that never happened. I still want to be your friend.

Never mind.

“I’m a horrible writer.” Tom laughed. “This is just a garbled mess. I’m not too good at penmanship either. So it’s hard to read.” Tom explained. “Everyone told me it was a silly crush I’d get over… but we’re nineteen now and I never… stopped… feeling this way.” Tom admitted. “I know how much time and work love takes. And I think after five years I’m ready to say that I… I love you, Marco… I’m so sorry! I wish I didn’t feel this way because I know you don’t feel the same way. I can’t tell you how many times I would just sit there and try to tell myself that it wasn’t true, that I didn’t, I COULDN’T feel this way. But I do. I always have. And it never ever stopped.” Tom leaned back, he looked sad and tired. He ruffled through the papers some more and took out another piece. “I wrote this one five days ago. I went to your house to actually give it to you this time! I was so ready too! Do do it this time… That’s when your mom told me about the accident…” Tom trailed off.

Marco,

This is the twenty-seventh letter I am writing you. I know, it’s creepy and weird. But I actually am going to give you this one. Because I have to tell you that I am in love with you. I can’t run away anymore and I’m sorry I feel this way. I really really am. I don’t want to be all alone anymore and you don’t make me feel alone. For the first time in my life I have someone. And I don’t want that to go away. I had to tell you. If you don’t feel the same way just don’t say anything, just forget it. And we can go back to normal.

Tom

“I actually signed that one! And crossed nothing out!” Tom exclaimed. “I just wish you could read it…” he sighed. Tom put the stack of letters in order on the foot of his bed. “If you wake up and read these and feel the same way… tell me… if you don't… I’ll just assume you’re still asleep. I know that’s not going to be the truth but I’d like to spare my feelings.” Tom tried to laugh at his own dark little joke. But he just left.

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Tom opened the door to his house after the knocking persisted after ten full minutes. He had been laying face down on the couch for about an hour. He didn’t feel energized, or enthusiastic about anything. When he opened the door he was attacked with a hug. Tom sat up to see Marco on top of him. Almost in tears.

“Marco!” He exclaimed. Tom got up and spun him around in circles. “You’re awake!” Tom cried, he felt his face. “I can’t believe it! You… you…” Tom stopped and stepped away from Marco. “You read the letters?” Marco nodded. “And?” Marco tackled Tom in a kiss.

“I was waiting for you to say something! But I never knew you’ve been saying it for so long! I love you too, Tom.” Marco admitted. Tom held still and looked at Marco for a long time. “Tom?” Marco reached his hand out to touch the demon’s face.

“Are you joking or… oh my god this is a matrix thing. Are you alternate dimension Marco?” Tom gasped. Marco looked at him sideways.

“What? No, Tom, that’s not even the right movie.” Marco criticized. “This is real and I love you.” Marco promised. Tom was quiet for a minute.

“Even after you read my letters?” Tom asked. Marco nodded.

“Especially after I read your letters!” Marco cried. Kissing Tom again. Tom let his eyes flutter closed and he kissed Marco back. And then scooped Marco back up in a hug. They stayed like that for a minute until Tom pulled away.

“Wait what do you mean The Matrix isn’t the right movie?”

“Don’t ruin this, Tom.”

“But I thought that was the-”

Okay the rant I promised. It’s about Leo/Raph… or rather how I’m tired of it and how wasted other opportunities have been. Now let me make this clear, I don’t hate Leo and Raph’s relationship. It was vital for both of their development in Season 1… but that’s my thing. We’re in Season 4 now and it feels like that is all that the writers care about as far as the Turtles brotherhood is concerned. Do I hate it? No. But I’m getting sick and tired of them forgetting that Donnie and Mikey are ALSO their brothers.

It really began to speak to me when Season 3 started. I’ve whined about this before and I’m sorry, but it illustrates my point. The season finale had Leo and Donnie argue, had Donnie feel terrible because of what happened since it could have been avoided if he listened to Leo, feel even worse when Leo was brutalized, he had to take the leadership reign for a short period, and it’s clear at the very end that he blames himself and feels guilty for what happened. The writers has the PERFECT character development setting RIGHT THERE. Donnie felt guilty and they began well with him desperate enough to make a mutagen medicine,., and that’s where it ended. Donnie works his shell off to find SOME WAY to help Leo, but that was less important than Raph sitting int he bathroom with him. Yes it’s a sweet gesture, but it wasn’t DOING ANYTHING. Donnie was trying to DO SOMETHING. But nope! We’re gonna forget all abut that. heck even though Donnie’s probably the most qualified to help Leo through the physical recovery and focus on his guilt by making him try to help Leo in ny way that he could, they choose to use Raph. Because even though they spent two seasons developing their relationship, we needed more. It wasn’t bad… but it also wasted a perfect opportunity for other developments and it was STARING AT THEM INT HE FACE! If you’re not gonna go through with it, why play out the finale like you did?

It’s just as Season 3 went on I started to notice the lack of ANYTHING between Leo and Donnie. I noticed it with Leo and Mikey too, but in the second half they threw in little things like Leo holding an icepack to Mikey’s head and pairing them up in ‘The Pig and the Rhino’ and ‘Mega Shredder’ so that got SOME. Leo and Donnie’s only notable interaction in that season? Leo yelling at Donnie for not working fast or hard enough to cure Karai in ‘The Fourfold Trap”. Yeah it was cause he was frustrated, but that’s it? That’s the only interaction that we’re gonna get? And Season 4 has so far lacked except for the bridal carry moment which was cute, but that was ten seconds and they don’t remember it anyways so it doesn’t really count. And in Season 3 we’ve seen Leo, on several occasions, show great concern for Mikey and Raph like in ‘Clash of the Mutanimals’ and ‘Mega Shredder’. But Donnie? Nope. Heck it’s notable how he risked everything to save Raph in ‘Clash’ and Mikey in ‘Mega Shredder’ but apparently he wanted to pla saving Donnie in ‘Race With the Demon’. In fairness he was at a low point and didn’t know about the possession until a bit later, but it REALLY made me lift a brow.

What’s worse for me is that there are SO MANY opportunities that have been stated IN THE SHOW. There’s the above Season 3 rant I write but what about feeling empathetic on the respective pressure that they get? Leo cause he’s the leader and Donnie cause he’s the genius? They’re each turned to when things are looking bleak and therefore feel the same pressure. That never gets brought up. Heck have Donnie call Leo out for pressuring him when he should know full well how frustrating it is to try so hard but never get any appreciation for it. Have Leo realize that he can go too far with his reliance over Donnie needing to fix everything and apologies for it. It’s SO EASY TO DO IF YOU TRY. or even better, in ‘Turtles in Time’ Leo pointed out how Donnie should know how hard it is to want to help someone that you are in love with. THERE’S AN EVEN BETTER THING. They both are in love with a girl and for various reasons, can’t be with them. You could have them relate over that. Have them talk and bond over their mutual feelings for someone and their fears of not being able to help/be with them. This was POINTED OUT IN SHOW. It was RIGHT THERE WRITERS. RIGHT. THERE. And in ‘Squirrelanoids’ when we DO see Leo and Donnie paired off, we see they they work very well together and I think it’s the only episode I recall where Leo shows concern for Donnie when he nearly got kidnapped by the Squirrelanoid. One time out of over 80 episodes… yeah… okay actually let me be fair, they did get ONE episode. ‘Metalhead Rewired’ is one I love because it shows Leo and Donnie’s conflicting viewpoints, but it takes a second to have Donnie truly consider what Leo is telling him and have Leo tell him that’ he’s sorry. That felt genuine to me, especially at the end where Leo admits that he was wrong and apologize for how he acted.

Donnie’s the guy Leo turns to when things go wrong and they need a solution and Donnie, 99% of the time, does so or at least does his best to. We’ve seen so many times where Donnie is concerned about Leo and tries to do as he says, so I know that Donnie cares. It’s Leo I never see anything from and sadly with the evidence, to me it feels like while Leo certainly cares for Donnie as he does all his brothers, he still holds anger towards him for The Invasion or is unintentionally venting out at him when frustrated because he’s used ot turning to him when everything’s going wrong. Why not do an episode to at least prove this untrue? Like in Season 4 have an episode where they’re separated form the others or something happens to the ship and for whatever reason, Fugitoid’s offline and the others aren’t around, like the ship goes on lockdown with the two inside while the others are out on a planet. Have them try to figure out what to do and argue and in the process, get their frustrations out. Have them reconcile, better their relationship, and come out better because of it? This is NOT hard to do if you think it over and try. 

I’m not calling the writers lazy because they have a lot going on in the show atm and I understand that their view may eb different from my own. I’m just saying that I wish they’d try different things, we get that Leo/Raph is a big thing, so now you can move away form ti some and focus on other things. It’s not as simple as I think we want it to believe, but I still feel the need to write it out because you could have easily substituted something like I suggested for something like the Wyrm episode which was utterly pointless in the end. Or have something come out during ‘Aeons’ when Donnie was reverted to comic relief and we got more Leo/Raph which this time came out of nowhere. heck you could have swapped Raph with Mikey and had them have that moment. Why always Raph? Why not focus on the relationship of all four? It’s called ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ not Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles But Mainly Leo And Raph’. All I’m saying is veer away form that for a while writers, we’re nto gonna forget what’s happened the past four seasons. It’s okay tos how that Leo cares about Donnie and Mikey as well and bond with them and same deal with Raph with them. You just need to put in the effort to do it.