and it was brilliantly done!

Dean - Cas chemistry

So, after this post by @margarittet we and @destielonfire were discussing the chemistry and I wanted to note other non-chemistry versions of these two as a direct comparison to the real, acted, directed and scripted chemistry between Dean and Cas.

Dean - Cas: ultimate chemistry. Lust and passion turns to love and devotion and #married by season 12.

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Of course Dean - Jimmy: As @margarittet says, zero sexual / romantic chemistry here, especially from Misha, the guy is such a brilliant actor.

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Dean - Emmanuel: Dean has all the angst written all over his face throughout the whole episode, knowing it’s not really Cas, he does have some chemistry towards Cas though it’s not ‘I wanna bang you’ its ‘I want Cas back’ (same as some of the later Crazy!Cas). Misha plays Cas with ZERO chemistry with Dean, until he is Cas again. It’s brilliantly done…

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Dean - Crazy!Cas: Dean’s face before he realises Cas isn’t himself:

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Dean - Crazy!Cas when he realises he isn’t his Cas: Zilch (except for the ‘I just want my Cas back’ looks) until 8x01 when he’s Cas again. 

Cas has zero chemistry with Dean, UNTIL he spends a little time with him, gets to know him again and by the end he offers to go with him even though he said he wouldn’t… it’s not quite falling in love all over again but it does show that in a way, any version of Cas will end up choosing Dean, its so poetic and @margarittet and I are trying desperately to remember as there has to be a story out there with parallel universes, a romantic story throughout the worlds where no matter what version of a person they always fall for the other, I just can’t remember what it is! Anyway, this is probably very relevant for season 13.

Dean - Casifer: Zero chemistry, just pure hatred and resolution.

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UNTIL IT’S CAS again….

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This needs no explanation. Jensen’s acting is a gift.

Cas - MoC!Dean: As Dean descends into the mark, the chemistry only comes out when Dean is really DEAN and clearly escaping the mark’s influence such as the burger date:

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Otherwise Cas is generally pretty cold, it’s like he can feel Dean’s soul is not the same. Jensen generally acts Dean pretty cold towards Cas (and Sam of course) unless Dean is having a real DEAN moment in the middle of it all. 

eg. 9x22: Cas has literally just given up his whole army for Dean, yet although Dean is softer with Cas than even with Sam, he is still nowhere near normal Dean levels of chemistry with Cas here:

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Meanwhile Cas is desperately trying to save him but the chemistry is not the same, all the way until 11x01, when it is back over the phone and 11x03 back in person with a bang:

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Anyway basically yeah, it’s not just Cockles, it’s on purpose specifically between Dean and Cas and this is no accident.

I feel like the most ridiculously laughable part of this whole thing im seeing is this concept that dan’s video wasn’t as good because phil wasn’t there to help him film/edit. and im like ??? what world have you been living in? They have both said that dan prefers to film alone where phil isn’t watching and can’t hear him unless absolutely necessary? Dan is 26 and has been making high-quality videos for like 8 years now…i think he’s got it figured out. And like, the idea that dan’s editing is the problem here is HILARIOUS. Like have you ever actually edited a video? because it’s really obvious when dan edits a video and it is always exceptionally well done. again, he’s been doing this for 8 years. he doesn’t need ‘editing tips’ from phil, he knows what he’s doing perfectly fine on his own. 

like kill the idea that dan needs phil to be successful. because he absolutely does not. dan is with phil because they make a great team and they care for each other deeply, but don’t mistake that with his artistic abilities relying on phil. because dan’s brand would be completely fine without phil, he has always had a really strong individual brand because his concepts and the execution of his ideas is always brilliantly done. he doesn’t need phil for a successful video.

Oddly, despite the creators of Anne: the series talking about how they’ve gone off the books a bit and forged a new path, I’m rereading Anne of Green Gables right now, and other than a slightly more realistic portrayal of how a random orphan girl coming to live in a small town at the end of the 19th century, it sticks very close to the book in terms of timeline events and even small bits of dialogue and everyday life, far closer than the 80s version did. They have time to flesh out the details of the story while at the same time keeping it fresh for a new audience. 

It’s brilliantly done. 

My thoughts on 13 Reasons Why (trigger warnings)

Hannah baker: the only problem I have with the character of Hannah baker, is how she sent those tapes without any consideration towards how those tapes were going to fuck the recipients up monumentally. Take Alex for example, whether he was as suicidal before Hannah’s suicide/tapes is another thing, but Hannah sent those tapes consequently doing what she was criticising everyone else in the tapes for doing. Being the driving force behind someone else’s suicide.

Bryce walker: I absolutely love that this show is one of the few that show no sympathy towards the rapist whatsoever (apart from Courtney but I think Ryan settled that one) and I think the actor portraying him was beautifully cast (and if I see any hate towards him I will pat you on the head with a brick).

Justin foley: i think their are two types of people in this world. Those who think Justin is irredeemable, and those who think he was good kid that got monumentally messed up but abusive parental figures and made some wrong choices, and is going to pay for them for the rest of his life. As you may have guessed, I come in the latter category. Don’t confuse me for someone who is excusing his actions because I’m not, I’m stating that I understand why he did what he did. To him it was either do the right thing and possibly loose everything, or keep quiet and live a lie. It was shown how Bryce was the only person (before Alex) that helped Justin out at all with his home situation, and had Justin wrapped around his little finger. Just please keep an open mind when judging him.

Finally, as much as I pride the show in portraying different counts of suicide and self harm in truthful and relatable ways, I wish it would have explored the root of someone who is just as depressed and suicidal as Hannah, or Alex etc.. but knows they cannot commit suicide due to family commitments, It’s alright being suicidal but if you only get recognition if you actually plan on killing yourself then you and a lot of people are stuck in an endless cycle (e.g. Skye). So yes the show was brilliantly done and I can’t fault them on what they did show l, but I wish there was more representation of mental illness.

Oh and I almost forgot; JEFF ATKINS DESERVED BETTER.

I’ve written things before about how Bajorans seems to have a different approach to names than I’m used to. “Nerys” is only used by Kira’s close friends.

Right now I’m watching the ds9 finale. What I missed last time I watched it is how Winn snaps at Dukat when he refers to her as Adami. This is after she found out the handsome dude she slept with was actually the genocidal dictator of her people.

Winn says “Stop calling me Adami. That privilege is no longer yours”. Which confirms what I was thinking. For Bajorans the use of someone’s second name (As in not their family name) is a privilege bestowed on those who earn the right. Not something you do routinely when you get to know someone better. 

I actually think this is a brilliantly subtle thing done by the writers. It’s a consistently applied Bajoran tradition that is used to both connote close bonds - and lack thereof. Winn wants to distance herself from Dukat and denounce their previous intimacy, so she very symbolically ousts him from her personal sphere by telling him to stop calling her by her name.

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Holy snaaaaaap! This one had me clutching my heart! Im pretty sure I hadn’t seen this one till now. Really brilliantly done!

Fabulous Olicity Fanfic Friday - April 7th, 2017

Originally posted by mariechapuis

Happy Friday! So this is my attempt to both thank awesome fanfic writers for their amazing work and offer my recommendations to anyone who is interested. Here are the fantastic fanfic stories I read this week! Click on the titles to get the links! They are posted in the order I read them. 

What She Had To Do by @wherethereissmoak - Post-5x18 fic. I wanted to explore what Felicity was thinking a bit in the episode and why she wasn’t there with Digg when he talked to Oliver. And then of course, I couldn’t leave it at a sad point so I had to add some future spec. :)

Olicity 5x19 Drabble by @laurabelle2930 - Oliver and Felicity have a very important conversation 

Hold Me Closer by @jsevick - A lovely 4x09 moment

Time Will Wait for No One multi-chapter by @sentence-fragments Oliver and Felicity are blissfully happy together until a cruel twist of fate sinks the Queen’s Gambit while Oliver and his father are on their way to China for business. Oliver miraculously survives, fighting every day to make his way back to her. He learns about some things that have happened in his absence and decides to stay away. Until he doesn’t have a choice.

Time for a Story multi-chapter by @smkkbert - This fic shows Olicity and their life as a (married) couple with family. Although Olicity (and their kids) are the protagonists, other characters of Arrow and Flash make appearances. Totally catching up - I’m on Ch 126!

Therapy by @geneshaven Oliver seeks therapy post 3x23

Every Step of the Way by longlivefelicitythequeen - Things get heated when Oliver tries to stop Felicity. Based on the promo for 5.19.

The White Queen by @felicityollies - How do you break a man that is already so very broken? You break the love of his life, of course. Very Dark.  

In Another Life (I Could be Your Man) multi-chapter by @angelicmisskitty - Their lives couldn’t be more different - and yet Oliver can’t take his eyes off the beautiful blonde woman that leaves the subway every morning at 7.43am. There is something about her that makes him look up every morning - something that also makes him aware he’ll never be good enough for her, or that she’d even notice him. He had no idea how much his life would change the day he rushed over to help her…Olicity AU - no Lian Yu, no saving the city (at least not in the way we know from Arrow :D ) LOVE LOVE, LOVE!

A Touch Unlike Any Other multi-chapter by @mel-loves-all Olicity Regency - The Earl of Archer out for the first time in a long time - LOVE THIS.

Those Eyes by @mr-and-mrs-queen - Olicity scene once Oliver returns from being tortured

A Little One Shot by @ruwithmeguys - Olicity face off with Chase

Autumn Dreams multi-chapter by @sadfangirl05 - What happens when recent college graduate Oliver Queen meets Goth Felicity Smoak? They fall in love, because of course they do. After a rushed elopement they’re quickly separated, but the paperwork was never filed.It’s 10 years later and they need to get divorced right away, as Felicity’s getting married…

Untitled by @dettiot - Felicity meets the star baseball player

Untitled by @dettiot - College AU. Oliver is on the baseball team and needs Felicity to tutor him to stay on the team.

Hidden Alleys by @adiwriting for Olicity Valentine’s Day Smut-a-Thon - Prompt: “I’d be more than happy to show you a good time, if you’re looking for one.”

Exposure Therapy multi-chapter by lilbluednacer - Oliver comes up with a creative solution to help Felicity with a problem. Falling in love with her wasn’t part of the plan.

Another Entry from Oliver’s Journal by @geneshaven - Oliver’s thoughts as written in his journal

Untitled by @dettiot - Oliver is a baseball star who thinks too much of himself and Felicity is the agent who has to rein him in.                                                    

Red Pens and Rescues by @tdgal1 - Picking up where 5x18 ends a look at what could happen

Pacing at Night multi-chapter by @walker-oliciter - The problem didn’t start when she first had a one-night stand with Oliver Queen. It didn’t start when she found out he was a ruthless Bratva Captain, nor did it start when her affair with him continued. It didn’t start when she realized she had a crush on him. No, it started when two tiny pink lines appeared on a pregnancy test.

Untitled by @dettiot - Oliver works in a sports bar and has a crush on one of his customers

To Sacrifice the Sun multi-chapter by @emmilynestill - Oliver and Felicity are ARGUS agents working on a mission in Mexico, the two share some very important history. LOVE THIS

Keep it Professional multi-chapter by @mogirl97 - Oliver is assigned to be Felicity’s bodyguard

Untitled by @dettiot - First meeting, Oliver hits Felicity in the head with a baseball with a throw or popfly gone wrong                                                        

Trust Me multi-chapter by @felicityollies - When a prostitute meets the perfect client, she has to remind herself that there’s no room for getting close to someone in her line of work.

Darling, kiss me slow (your heart is all your own) by @smoakingskye - A short drabble set sometime after the end of season 5 (probably) after Oliver and Felicity finally reconnect.

Untitled @eilowyn1 - Scene with Olicity shopping at Bed Bath and Beyond - BECAUSE it can be done brilliantly as seen here

Pieces of Always multi-chapter by @so-caffeinated and @dust2dust34 - Life continues after Forever is Composed of Nows. Ongoing non-linear collection of family moments for the Queens.

Picture Perfect multi-chapter by @thebookjumper - She’s not really sure what prompted her to do it.   Okay, that might be a bit of a lie.  Sure, she’s not completely positive of her reasoning, but she would bet Oliver’s fortune that it had quite a bit to do with the four empty bottles of wine littering her countertop and the three other women lounging around her apartment in various states of undress.She doesn’t want to be cute anymore.  She’s sexy and she’s going to prove it. SO AWESOME!

In My Daughter’s Eyes multi-chapter by @smkkbert - Oliver and Felicity are parents following a teenage pregnancy, they balance family life with school and I love it!

As Easy As Falling multi-chapter by @charlinert - Felicity has just received tragic news when she meets Oliver, I believe there is hope, highly recommend but you will cry but not every chapter!

Return to Me multi-chapter by @diggo26 - What would you do if you woke up tomorrow with the last 5 years of your memories gone? After an unfortunate accident, Oliver Queen must figure out his place in a life he has no memory of whilst his wife, Felicity, does everything she can to support him. With emotions, secrets and relationships pushed to the limits; will love and friendship be enough to turn back the hands of time?

Can Hell Be Heaven multi-chapter by @marytagus Felicity uses her hacker skills to protect Oliver from Prometheus and gets caught - Excellent!

Married by @geneshaven What would have happened, I wonder, if Cutter never showed up at the fake wedding?

Bound to You multi-chapter by @bindy417 - Felicity is an ARGUS agent and Oliver with the Bratva but they met long before that! This story gives the past and the present.  

Return to the Den of Snakes multi-chapter by @dmichellewrites - Team Arrow and Flash’s joint mission marked their second trip to Markovia. Dimitrij Lazarov Jr., the brother of a foe these heroes had faced once before was seeking revenge not on solely Oliver, but all who chose to help him. It was a vendetta against both Oliver and Barry, three years in the making. They return to the den of snakes, which leads them back to Castle Wallenstein. Love is in the air for Oliver and Felicity. Friendships are stronger than ever, but which two will fall off course from their groups?

The Story Writes Itself  by @geneshaven - How an episode of Arrow is created

A Cure for the Cold by @it-was-a-red-heeler - A glimpse into Season 6

Falling for an Angel multi-chapter by @missafairy - What happens if an angel falls from the sky? Oliver Queen is a respected club owner in his hometown - Starling City. His life abruptly changes when one night he finds a beautiful girl claiming to have fallen from heaven. With her wings tucked into a jacket he helps her navigate her now human life while trying not to fall in love. Nothing can go wrong even if she drinks all of his coffee and cries in the shower, right?

Teddy Bears and Lullabies by @emmilynestill - John Diggle was not ready to forgive Oliver for what he had done to his family.  He didn’t care how many incredibly thoughtful gifts with accompanying heartwarming notes arrived for his daughter every Monday afternoon.  In fact, the whole thing was starting to make him rather grumpy. But this, this last gift might push Digg right over the edge.Set between Arrow Season 3-4, but now Season 4 Cannon Compliant

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From Colouring Shakespeare

Read Simon Callow’s foreword from Colouring Shakespeare, a new book from Modern Books featuring stunning illustrations from Shakespeare’s most famous sonnets and speeches.

How well I remember, as a little boy, working my way through my grandmothers’ libraries, systematically colouring in all the illustrations with my trusty crayons: The Cricket on the Hearth, A Tale of Two Cities, and that scary cautionary tale, Eric or, Little by Little. By far my favourite was Peter Pan – the hours I lavished on Captain Hook and the crocodile! My grandmothers were kindly, encouraging women, and they could see that the colouring in made the books more my own – it made reading them an interactive experience. The books I thus collaborated on were mostly children’s books, the ones I had read. There was, however, a set of books that I longed to get my hands on – the plays of William Shakespeare.

I adored those books, four big volumes: Tragedies, Comedies, Histories and Romances and Poems. I read them out loud, weeping and laughing and orating. I hardly knew what I was saying, half the time, but the combination of the sounds and the illustrations on the pages brought the world of the plays vividly before my eyes. The pictures were rather brilliantly done, black and white engravings, each very different in character – clean lines for Rome, lovely florid ornamentation for Italy, an earthy sort of quality for the English History plays.

And there were all the towering figures from the plays – Richard III, Brutus, Juliet, Lady Macbeth, Bottom, Titania and her fairies, Shylock, Falstaff – all modelled, I now realise, on productions of the late Victorian period, revealing the acting styles of their epoch. Their great merit was that they were clear: they told the story. They seemed to be inviting me to flesh them out in colour. I was stopped from doing so – they were venerable volumes, and my additions would not have added to their market value – but I wish there had been Shakespeare colouring books then.

Colouring Shakespeare by Judy Stevens and Simon Callow, published by Modern Books, will be available to be in-store at the Globe Shop. 

What’s more, we’re giving away a copy, signed by Simon Callow, on Twitter – so keep your eyes on our social media for the chance to win one.

alright so since we are getting close to the end of hiatus i’m going to talk a little bit about why i’m still annoyed at last friday’s clip i.e. the fight, and why i’m pretty concerned going forward regarding this part of the plot.

so maybe i was being a bit naive but i really, really did not expect to see the fight framed as homophobic. and i’m still confused as to why it was framed that way. from the way the scene was written/directed, we’re clearly still supposed to be in the dark about why the fight actually happened - we don’t know who started it, we don’t know who hit isak, and so on. and while leaving things so intentionally open ended can be a good writing choice, it just left a really bad taste in my mouth in this case.

i still think that the writing leading up to the scene where yousef tells sana he’s not muslim was brilliantly done, using sana’s and the audience’s assumptions to create a great plot twist. but looking back on the last clip, it feels like a similar but sloppy attempt to lead us to an ‘aha’ moment: since there’s been tension built up between the balloon squad and even over lgbt/religious issues, since isak’s the one who was hurt, and since the balloon squad are the ones who flee the scene, our natural assumption is that the balloon squad was aggressive towards isak/the boy squad over isak and even’s relationship. but, like i said, we’re intentionally left in the dark.

for all we know the fight was about something completely unrelated. and if that’s the case, the choice to leave the audience intentionally thinking the fight was homophobic, then turn around and make them feel stupid or problematic for assuming that’s what the fight was about, is really cheap in my opinion. we’re not being challenged to examine our prejudices, we’re just being punished for believing a stereotype that the scene forced us into.

of course, the fight might really have been homophobic, and that’s an equally bad look on everyone’s part.

so going forward, it’s almost guaranteed that we’re going to get the blanks filled in on what actually happened, but i’m having a hard time seeing how we’re going to get any kind of good outcome.

if elias or another one of the balloon squad are responsible for the fight, it’s perpetuating stereotypes about boys of color being aggressive and intolerant. if isak’s the one who started the fight, it would be totally out of character to me, not to mention it’s just bad to write a gay character instigating violence in defense of their sexuality and then getting bashed. i’d really hate to see that. or, if the fight is about something else, we’ll be left with that cheap feeling of being baited into thinking the fight was over homosexuality.

i’m not completely giving up on the season or the writing but i do have to say, as someone who’s been trying their best to see the positive outcomes, i’m disappointed in this choice and am finding it really difficult to be excited to see what happens next.

As emotionally distraught and sad I am, I understand the writers’ move? Don’t get me wrong, I love Michael a lot, and I want him to be alive, but man that was some brilliant stuff because of how realistic it was. 
Thanks to a friend, I had realized Michael was probably gonna die, but I didn’t think it’d be this soon. I mean, throughout the episode I was suspicious just because everything was so happy, but I thought (until the test came back negative), that the “sad thing” would be a miscarriage. Obviously I was wrong. I thought there’d be a bigger build up to Michael’s death, but there wasn’t. It just happened, out of the blue, with only subtle hints from the narrator. But even those hints weren’t necessarily hinting to that particular episode. Or at least they didn’t have to me. Michael’s death was brilliantly done for the simple fact of that’s how life is. In the real world we don’t get buildups or immediate foreshadowing (I say immediate to exclude that “Until his dying breath line”) or tropes. Death comes out of the blue while people are on their way to greatness or better things, when they’re just starting to reinvent themselves or make something out of their lives.  

Anyway, if you love Michael, and want someone to talk about how amazing he was without trashing the writers and the show, feel free to come to me. I won’t be doing much other than crying and watching that final scene over and over again. So. There’s that. 

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Those People - This movie fucked me up. So brilliantly done. A crazy roller coaster of emotions. One messy love triangle threatens to break everyone’s worlds. Charilie and Sebastion have been best friends for fifteen years and when Charlie meets a pianist named Tim everything gets thrown into a crazy whirlwind. I absolutely love Jason Ralph and am in love with Jonathan Gordon as well now. The casting was phenomenal and the friendships that were portrayed felt so real with how unique they all were. A must watch.

y’all, WONDER WOMAN was so beautiful, I can’t even explain how perfect it was, but I’ll try… 

I didn’t hate BVS, but I didn’t love it either. it just didn’t feel right to me. honestly didn’t really seem relevant? all it really did was set up the justice league to me. neither batman or superman seemed to have a purpose. they spent over 2 hours fighting each other and having a dick measuring contest. like, lex luthor manipulated them because he knew their egos are so big that they would be too busy trying to prove who’s better than see what’s really going on… but that’s beside the point. 

wonder woman, diana prince, my queen, my goddess, represents everything that’s good in this world. she’s not the stereotypical warrior you see in other films. she’s not cold and stand offish. she’s not ruthless. and she’s also not your stereotypical goddess either. she’s not there to stand next to a husband and back him up. you have this entire film dedicated to her being the most caring, nurturing person deciding to find the best in people and END WAR. she sees people hurt and hungry and struggling and her first instinct is to reach out and help. SHE HAS A REAL PURPOSE. she is fighting for humanity everyday. and when all these men around her tell her she can’t do anything about it? she’s like FUCK THAT and literally runs into a battlefield. 

also how fucking genius was it to start the film with her as a child? I mean, I know it was kind of essential for her backstory, but all I could think about during those scenes was that so many little girls (and little boys!) are gonna see this film and know that they too can grow up to be strong and a hero if they want to be and work hard enough for it. 

and steve trevor. oh my god. what a fucking breath of fresh air he was in a world full of self absorbed, gross men. I mean, what an A+ guy. a true selfless hero that helped diana realize that the world isn’t black and white and maybe people don’t deserve her but what she believes is what she should do. diana of themyscira does not need a sidekick or a love interest, but steve trevor was a goddamn good one, and I think we’re all glad that he was in the film. 

I think my favorite thing about it was that it is a true feminist film without at all trying to be or throwing it in your face. even though it’s pretty clear that diana is way more skilled than these soldiers, it doesn’t belittle men. it shows diana fighting right along side them. they don’t treat her differently than any guy they’ve fought with, and even though she’s never been around men before, she doesn’t treat them any differently than the women she has always known. she is still the exact same compassionate person. 

although it’s fucking incredible that we finally have a brilliantly done female superhero movie, this movie is not about her being a woman, it’s about her being a hero. 

just something for Missy & Michelle ❤️

Just a post of me living a first day knowing that Missy is gone and knowing that Michelle is leaving doctor who.
So here we are, Missy faced her last battle. And it’s time to say “Goodbye, Mistress. You were good.”.
But let’s go back to the past and reminisce moments with her. The first point would be her first appearance in doctor who: the episode Deep Breath.We see mysterious woman whose first words were: “Hello, i am Missy!”. Everyone was so WTF at that time wondering who that woman was, there were different theories: some of them included somehow her to be River Song, others believed in the fact that she is female version of the Master and let’s applause this people cause their premonition didn’t betray them 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Some people suggested her being Rani.
But Missy’s first appearance didn’t just introduce “new” character but discovered me marvelous, astounding actress, gorgeous person inside and outside in other words Michelle Gomez. We had only few minutes maybe even minute and a half of her but she just charmed me in every possible way-let’s call it Michelle Gomez charm ❤️👀 Moving forward in the past we have seen her short appearances in “into the Dalek” where she mysteriously and elegantly suggested a cup ☕️. And, oh my God, I can’t resist Michelle’s smile 💙 Michelle Gomez charm is working all along!!! Who can walk the corridors that elegantly as Michelle Gomez? I can rewatch that scene again and again just to see that look and see her walking the corridors. Oh, can we talk about red nails and red lipstick?🔥❤️ Short appearance of her “Flatline” made everyone scream so hard because she was viewing Clara all along and said “My Clara…”. Mother Nature saves the earth here YAY, Missy’s viewing everything through the screen. Stop the moment here. I wanna take time to say how gorgeous is Michelle Gomez. Every scene is so elegant and just so flawless, it’s like you can look at Miss Gomez forever. And we are moving to great finale of season 8, we are about to find who Missy is. Short for Mistress…we know the answer YES YOU ARE MASTER! Everyone asked Michelle about how was it to keep that secret from the world, well she did keep that secret brilliantly. Let’s talk about “Dark Water” episode where we see more Missy as character and Michelle Gomez IN ALL HER BEAUTY. That’s when we had iconic 12th scene, THE KISS. THE KISS. I still remember shouting at my screen OH MY GOD. WHAT JUST HAPPENED. AND THAT NOSE KISS HAHA I love the fact that Michelle keeps talking about that, the fans love such talks 😂😂 Still iconic. Missy/Michelle is still the only one who kissed/was kissed by the Doctor/Peter👀 I call “Dark Water” as one of the crucial tv series episodes for me. Because that was exactly the episode when I discovered myself the definition of “favorite actress”, I was charmed by Michelle since Deep Breath AND IM SO SAD THAT I DIDNT KNOW ABOUT HER EARLIER!!!!!!!!!!!! You know, favorite actress is about getting chills whenever you see them on your screen, and I do get chills when I see Michelle Gomez. Because everything about her is so gorgeous, so pure, EVERYTHING ABOUT HER IS TALENT. That manner of acting(let’s call it Michelle Gomez way of acting), those facial expressions, those accent changing OH my GOD! That manner of improvising when you need too( hey missy you are so fine, you so fine you blow my mind hey missy ) HEY MICHELLE YOU ARE SO FINE, you so FINE YOU BLOW OUR MINDS HEY MICHELLE. I can just spend my whole life watching Michelle doing all of that. What lier I am, I can watch Michelle Gomez sitting my whole life. Let’s not forget about those magical blue eyes which reach out your soul really really deep. Let’s call it Michelle Gomez eyes effect. Let’s move forward to episode last episode of season 8 “Death in heaven” which gave us more Missy and more screen time for Michelle Gomez ❤️❤️ Phenomenal as always 💕 Missy just creates whole army of cyberman to get her friend back…how cute is that?! Or not. It’s time lord thingy, we can’t judge, we are just humans. So here’s when Missy gets her title of “Queen of evil"👸🏽 and can we talk about the ending of season 8…when as many people thought was the end of Missy but as obsessive fan you start rewatching the episode by second and you see that the teleport worked earlier than the cyberman’s shot. ( I have rewatched death in haven so many times, because I was so in love with bananas queen ). So here move to the point when Michelle started visiting different comic cons, that’s where we get to know her perfect TARDIS, we get those funny meet&greet pictures, and those funny stories from fans and the fact that Michelle was so sweet to all the fans makes my heart so warm, she even recorded “hello” videos for people who couldn’t make to convention. And my heart just warms up hearing that Michelle always mentions and the thanks the fans. queen, we are thankful to you! Before season 9 and season 10 we get those Michelle “I am back” videos, who could do that more iconicly than Michelle 😂 one time eating an apple and just “I am back” and the other time painting the TARDIS 😂 Before season 9 we got to see Michelle Gomez on SDCC 2015, what a fun days, a lot of interviews, new looks and Michelle Gomez charm works here again❤️ And here we got to see Trailer of season 9 in which we saw Missy. Here comes autumn 2015 and here comes season 9. We got Missy in the first two episodes, I WAS WAITING FOR HER WHOLE SEASON AFTER THAT AND STILL WONDER ABOUT HER CLEVER 💡. Season 9 Missy is famous for Clara x Missy 😂 I wish you would know how shipper’s hearts were up to that!!!! Pushing Clara to the whole, ICONIC. I guess you loved that scene, Michelle 😂 “tell him the bitch is back” 🔥 And can we talk about dance moves 🔥🔥 Michelle you for the moves 👏🏼💪🏼 Season 9 is also famous for you getting Twitter 👀 That’s when I started spamming it (I’m sorry BUT I NEED YOU TO KNOW THAT I LOVE YOu) We are enjoying funny, witty tweets and gorgeous selfies and personal photos. The wait for the season 10 was long BUT WE GOT YOU BACK with great welcome video of you painting the TARDIS into blue. The season 10 was tough one in so many ways BUT SO TOUGH AND SO HARD IN EMOTIONAL WAY. We saw another side of Missy, her trying to turn good and she succeeded in it. We saw Missy crying and not just ones. And oh my god, Michelle those scenes were so brilliantly done 💝 I was so happy to get to see Missy in few episodes: really different Missy each episode, queen of evil with big and kind heart 💝💜 Last two episodes were really hard for everyone to handle especially when the time to say goodbye had come. It was said that Michelle will leave Doctor Who with her friends but we didn’t want to believe, it’s so hard to say goodbye even if you need to. Yesterday was the finale and we saw incredible chemistry between Michelle and John Simm. What a hot duo. And how much should I pay to get Michelle Gomez push me against a wall?????!!!! Real question here. But everything comes to an end and we see Missy sacrificing herself TWICE because she wanted to be on Doctor’s side 😭😭 And the thing that kills me more IS WILL HE EVER KNOW,WILL HE EVER KNOW!!! What a hard scene it was for me as a fan of Mistress and as a fan of Michelle. Seeing Missy dying because of her past version, laughing and peacefully laying of the ground looking at the stars. What and end. I just wanted to scream and cry, actually I did all of that. How brilliantly was that scene done my Michelle and how marvelously it was shoot by Rachel, that close look in her face, when we see her taking her last breath 💔 my heart is shattering 💔 it is really hard for me to admit that Missy/Master is dead and that I will never see Michelle in DW. Michelle brought that special energy to Doctor Who and I am already missing that energy 😭😭😭😭 It was even more hurtful to see you saying “no, I won’t be coming back”, it’s been wonderful 3 years, you are right and you are absolutely right about the fact that “no one will be able, you know, to match MISSY” SO TRUE. But no one will be able TO MATCH YOU(everyone is unique, i know) BUT YOU ADDED SUCH MAGIC TO THIS ROLE AND YOU ADDED MAGIC INTO MY LIFE. You are probably one of those people who inspire me to wake up every single day and say that I want to live. Michelle Gomez version of Master is my favorite Master incarnation ever, i want you to know that. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 And you get to call yourself “doctor who” 😂👏🏼 I wish you could play the Master and the doctor at the same time! Why not?😂 Missy will never die in my heart ❤️ As long she lives in fans heart she will never die so MISSY LIVES and we still don’t trust Missy dying 😏 BECAUSE YOU CANt. blue light never killed Missy so the red one shouldn’t too. So here I come to ending of this I needed to speak up somewhere text-post. I love Michelle Gomez and I always will and I will forever miss you on Doctor Who. (Still hoping you to come back,maybe one day???). I have watched so many things with you from the past and I’m so excited for your future projects!❤️ love, Elvira❤️ I couldn’t put everything I feel into words, because I’m shitty writer, so I just love you so much and I need you to know that ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

So I’m rereading this Dishonoured fan fiction called ‘Diplomatic Gestures’ for about the third time and I just have to say, it is by far, hands down, the best, most emotional, most creative, and most well written fan fic I have ever read and I would just like thank @aicosu so much for writing it because it genuinely makes me feel so happy inside and I think it was so brilliantly done.

anonymous asked:

I just finished watching Wreckers and have some questions about it. I kinda liked the film, the performance of the 3 actors was amazing. But I don't really understand the ending. The audio of the movie was so low and sometimes the scenes were so dark. So, why couldn't David and Dawn have a child? Did David do something bad to Nick when they're young? Where did Nick go at the end? Could you explain the film a bit? I really love your blog. Thanks!

hey :-) and thank you so very very much. really. 

well, first of all, i love wreckers with a heat of a thousand suns. i think it’s a psychological masterpiece and there’s a reason rotten tomatoes has given it 91% (x). 

first of all so you don’t have to listen to me go on and on; your questions.

1. i think dictynna hood made the film murky, and dark. so that we were supposed to be as in the dark as dawn was. at least we were encouraged to piece it together they way she does; with glimpses and suggestions, and half-caught moments of dialogue. and behaviours that seem desperate and yet also obsfucatory. as if they’re hiding something. i love how we’re never spoon-fed anything in this piece. (oops sorry going on again). 

2. david has a low sperm count; but why he doesn’t tell dawn is actually (to me) unclear. maybe it’s because he’s trying so hard to be something he thinks she wants “you’ve changed, you have, you’ve gone all posh” nick notices… and deep down david is as insecure and as damaged as nick is. those half-smiles and awkward attempts at fraternal intimacy are done SO brilliantly by benedict. 

3. they were both horribly abused as kids “thwack thwack” the retired teachers says in a disturbingly robotic way. i think in that farmhouse some horrors happened; and violence begets violence. david makes nick sleepwalk into the pond. nick pushes his mum down the stairs. which leads me to your last question. this is not a rustic idyll; this is a picturesque town behind the curtains lies countless stories of abuse and dysfunction (as nick tells dawn as they walk through the town). 

4. i think - and i am not the only one :-( - that david kills nick. they’re both so damaged from horrific abuse and they carry it differently. nick constantly flees into the army and then ends up with PTSD. whilst david (to me) is a volcano of psychoses waiting to blow. he’s tried to cover it up in so many different ways but it’s always just below the surface. and in the end, i think it’s edited so that you think - like dawn - that david has done something terrible.

i also have an equally bleak view of the future; david’s violence is never resolved. neither is nick’s disappearance. and i cannot see david happily being cuckolded indefinitely. and without some sort of emotional fracture…

depressing? yes. sophisticated? totally. watching this film reminds me of that moment in ferris bueller’s day off where they’re all staring at george seurat’s pointilliste painting (Un dimanche après-midi à l'Île de la Grande Jatte) and cameron just stares at each point until the painting dissolves into uncertainty. wanky sorry, but to me wreckers is like a pointilliste film. it’s kinda indefinite. 

oh i did go on and one. long answer but - hey - it’s what i do. 

:-)

Wooooh, I finally found the GotG 2 scene where (Spoiler!) Rocket and Yondu break out and wreak havoc. It’s not in good quality (yet), but I wanted to watch it really badly, since I had heard so many good things about it.

And HOLY, this movie really knows how to handle such scenes. The pictures, the music - seemingly unfitting but with such a good message in my opinion - and the way Yondu and Rocket just walk casually along while the Ravagers around them fall is brilliantly done. Rarely seen such a well-done scene in a movie.

And the way everybody freaks out when hearing the first loud tunes of “Come a little bit closer” and Taser just yells that “He’s coming!”, already knowing that there will barely a chance against this man once he’s let loose.. So well done. A+++. Would recommend immediately.

Fic Recs Mega Post

I really might change the name of these posts - I very much hate the one I came up with when I thought I’d only do this once! Anyway, back again with more amazingness from the Hannibal fic writers’ neverending stream of wonders XD This time round there’s a couple of stragglers from the Big Bang, some Spacedogs, some Basic Chickens (love those two) and quite a lot of fae!Hannigram. Man, I love my fandom!

N.B. AO3 author names (if different from tumblr handles) are given in brackets. All works are complete (though some are part of ongiong series).

Unknown Number by @slashyrogue (nightliferogue): Whenever I need a bit of cheering up, I know there are two things I can count on – Spacedogs fluff and slashyrogue’s utter brilliance. Admittedly, this particular fic starts not so much with fluff but with an accidental dick pic (from Nigel to Adam) that quickly leads to some non-accidental dick pics that quickly lead to… well, that’d be spoiling things, wouldn’t it? But you can’t keep the Spacedogs sweetness down, and as Nigel pursues the beautiful boy he’s only glimpsed via phone screen, lust quickly turns something deeper, despite the obstacles (ex-wives, self-esteem issues) they face. Slashy never fails to deliver fun, touching, enthralling fics and this one in particular is like a big fuzzy hug (with dick pics, obvs).

Roman(ian) Holiday & There And Back Again by @desperatelyseekingcannibals (TigerPrawn), parts 6 and 7 of the California & Beyond series: Way, way back when I was a baby fannibal (like, a whole six months ago!), I was a bit hesitant to get into madancy pairings other than Hannigram (I know, can you believe it?). Then a friend suggested I should try Spacedogs because it was just so sweet. And I’ve never looked back, in no small part thanks to the amazing TigerPrawn’s omegaverse series in which Adam and Nigel meet over a misunderstanding, fall in love, become mates and, in these final two instalments, start making plans to get married. Except, Adam’s not entirely sure that’s what he wants, and Nigel’s going to have to face his history before taking this step. The characterisation in this series has always been spot-on, with Nigel convincingly evolving into a strong and loving partner, while Adam’s Asperger’s is always portrayed with sensitivity and intelligence and never allowed to reduce him to a stereotype or a pile of quirks. Moreover, the worldbuilding is brilliantly done, with a fully-realised and detailed omegaverse backing up the plot. Do please go read the whole thing, it’s so worth your time.

Twinkyempath Anthology by @mresundance: When I picked up this fic, it was because I was looking for something I could read on the bus. Something with nice, short chapters that I could dip in and out of without having to concentrate too hard. And then I started reading. And reading. And staying up late just so I could keep reading. Because while this starts out as a fun-and-kinky Q&A fic with Will (the eponymous Twinkyempath) recounting the details of his (extensive) sexual escapades, including his relationship with Hannibal, it quickly reveals itself as something far deeper and more complex. Put it this way, I never expected to cry over something with a title like this. But I did. More than once. This fic grabbed me by the emotional balls and, if I’m honest, still hasn’t quite let go yet.

Bluebeard’s Wife by @dancey94: Fans of the bitchfests between Will and Bedelia, do I have a treat for you! In this omegaverse AU, Hannibal and Bedelia are a married pair of Alphas, though their relationship is one of social-status-raising  convenience rather than love. That doesn’t mean Bedelia is pleased when Hannibal brings home the beaten, beautiful, wilful, homeless Omega (Will) he finds on the streets of Florence, and she does everything in her power to stem their blossoming affection for each other. Want to bet on her chances of success? Meanwhile, Will and Hannibal plan retribution on those who harmed the Omega, whilst attempting to navigate Will’s upcoming heat, Hannibal’s marital status and just what each man wants from the other. Some lovely worldbuilding, deliciously jealous Bedelia, and very hot Hannigram make this fic an utter treat.

Just the Way You Are by @halotolerant: I am so far on board the Basic Chickens ship. Something about this pairing’s chemistry just has me totally in love. Which means I was overjoyed to find that the ever-amazing halotolerant had written this wonderful, multi-chapter piece of Adam/Elias gorgeousness. It all starts when Elias posts his profile on Grindr… and uses his best asset as his picture. A flood of responses ensues, including one from a certain Adam Towers, down-on-his-luck journalist, who is – unsurprisingly – less impressed by Elias in the flesh. Unfortunately for him, Adam just can’t seem to shake this irritating, clumsy, gauche… weirdly endearing… maybe actually kind of attractive… and sometimes very sweet guy. And maybe, as they keep spending time together, it might turn out he doesn’t want to anyway… I just adored the take on the characters here, their layers are explored brilliantly, with both men slowly opening up to each other in the most satisfying, compelling way. In fact, I loved it so much, I immediately went back and read it a second time!

Born In Blood by @thefangirlingdead: An s1 AU, in which Will is suffering from nightmares of blood and murder (as is his wont). Except, one night, he realises that the gruesome killing he’s just dreamt of is no dream at all. So, with blood on his hands, there’s really only one person he can think to turn to… and Dr Lecter is only too delighted with this earlier-than-expected opportunity to guide Will into his becoming. A thrilling and seriously sexy look at how things might have gone if Will had accepted certain things were beautiful before any imprisonments or guttings, this is dark, violent and gorgeous.

A twist of fate, forcing our hands by @nalyras (nalyra): Remember when Bryan Fuller tweeted that Will and Hannibal didn’t talk much on the car ride to the cliffside house because “their lips were busy”? Well here’s what happens when an amazing writer takes a fun tweet and creates an entire, gorgeous fic out of it. Oh, and sets it in an omegaverse, to boot XD. Set both during and after TWotL, Will and Hannibal finally get physical on their way to meet the Red Dragon… but Will is still keeping one last secret from his cannibal. Until the implant that has been suppressing his omegan nature gets ripped out in the fight, that is. Adding abo dynamics gives a fresh perspective to the well-explored post-fall narrative, with Will’s choice to accept his true nature and his bond with Hannibal taking on a more literal meaning. Not to mention, it leads to some very excellent heat sex in later chapters XD

Melanistic Variation by @sunryder: A crossover AU with The Sentinel (as seen also in @toffeecape’s Oddbodies, one of the greatest Hannibal fics ever), in this ‘verse Will is an unbonded guide who finds himself locked up after shooting Garret Jacob Hobbs – the kind of violent act that Guides are not meant to engage in. Having been subjected to the ineffectual prodding of numerous psychiatrists (including Drs Bloom and Chilton), and running rings around them, Will is finally confronted by a more challenging visitor, in the form of Doctor Lecter. Doctor Mischa Lecter. Who has been on the lookout for her brother’s guide for years and who thinks she might just have found him. As well as playing brilliantly with the details of the Sentinel ‘verse (and seriously, there need to be more Sentinel/Hannigram crossovers, it just works so well), this pulls the reader in by drawing out the meeting between Will and Hannibal and what might happen between them. And when it finally happens, it’s so worth it, with an ending that is thrilling, sexy and anything but anticlimactic.

Four Days, Three Nights by @devereauxsdisease (Devereauxs_Disease) with artwork by @postmortemdesign: A little reverse Bang action now, courtesy of the ever-remarkable DD, who does some of her best work (and you know I don’t say that lightly) in this crossover with 1980s sci-fi classic The Thing. Stranded in Antarctica by his assistant Frederick Chilton (who, yes, is a weaselly little coward in every incarnation, save the one in his head), fancy research scientist Hannibal is forced to call on the (reluctant) services of (decidedly unfancy) dog sledder Will to get him to his destination before Chilton can take all the glory. Irritation at first sight quickly goes the way of all Hannigram and before long the pair are USTing all over the snow. Unfortunately, once they get to the base, it turns out Chilton isn’t the only freaky little shit they have to deal with… there’s also the issue of a possibly alien menace to deal with. One Hannibal might know way more about than he’s been letting on… There’s so much good stuff here: Will at his sassy, salty best, Hannibal in long johns, Will lusting after a Hannibal in long johns, WINSTON AS A SLED DOG, humping in sleeping bags… plus a nice dose of sci-fi weirdness to help things along. Miss this at your peril.

Lost in Dumas by @desperatelyseekingcannibals (TigerPrawn): Once again Tiger proves herself the master of rare pairs with this barmy but utterly beguiling fic, in which Grigg Harris finds himself thrown into the world of The Three Musketeers (the Mads version, obvs). Lost, confused and convinced he’s in the middle of a very weird hallucination, things start looking up when Grigg saves the life of a certain booted, eye-patch-wearing captain of the guard. And even further up when it turns out Rochefort isn’t quite the hard bastard he appears… with, perhaps, a soft spot for dimension-hopping sci-fi nerds… Featuring sassy!Grigg, soft!Rochefort and an unexpectedly moving relationship between the two, this is thrilling, funny and brilliant.

Only an Echo by @moku-youbi with artwork by @varali1618 and @granpappy-winchester: Another Big Bang entry, this time a crossover with Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver (with which, I must admit, I’m not familiar). This beautiful and complex fic takes place in a dystopian future, in which all emotion is suppressed by medication and memories of humanity’s past are held only by one person. On his sixteenth birthday, Will is shocked to discover that he is to take over this role and to be trained by his predecessor – a man named Hannibal. The training process is… intimate, and shared memories leads to shared feelings, which leads to… well, it’s Will and Hannibal, you can see where this is going. Sadly, happy endings are hard to come by in futuristic dystopias and our boys must fight against the regime headed by a certain blonde ice-queen in order to have a chance of a future together… and Bedelia’s not giving in without a fight. I was completely enthralled by this fic, despite not knowing the source material and had my heart in my mouth more than once throughout this epic piece of Hannigram.

Let It Be A Fairy Tale by @littlethingwithfeathers (hesterbryde): I’m finishing up with two fae-themed fics, this first of which is this s1 AU. Here Will is not just catnip for killers, he’s also irresistible to the King of the Fairies… who just happens to be his psychiatrist. As ever, Hannibal goes out of his way to manipulate things so that he may have Will all to himself (with Abigail, Alana, Jack and Beverly all affected). And, as ever, Will proves himself a man not easily seduced, not that his reticence puts Hannibal off… Some genuinely beautiful, lyrical writing here, with a terrifyingly powerful and focussed Hannibal (yes, even more than usual) and excellent use of the ensemble cast. The tension is skilfully ratcheted up through to the final chapter and the climax is genuinely unpredictable but seriously satisfying.

Dark Wonders by @possessivenouns (PossessiveNoun): Fae-fic number two, here Will is still an FBI-associated empath (though his powers are somewhat heightened) but he’s investigating the murder of a young human woman whose death is marked by fae magic. The crime scene yields a useful clue: a card advertising an exclusive club owned by powerful fae Hannibal Lecter… who agrees the give the FBI access to his club on one condition. He gets access to their pet empath. This is a fascinating exploration of how Hannibal and Will’s relationship might have developed in a more magical world, weaving in elements of canon with care and imagination and giving us a brilliant example of that famous Hannigram attraction, as Will tries to figure out why he feels so strongly about this man and whether becoming a fae companion would be a very stupid mistake, or the best decision he’s ever made.

As ever, if anything is mis-tagged, or there’s a bad link, let me know and I’ll change it lickety-split. Until next time lovely fannibals!

Discombobulate
Hans Zimmer
Discombobulate

This incredibly wacky but still amazing piece by the one and only Hans Zimmer really sums up the character of Sherlock Holmes in every way, shape and form. It starts off with a slow and in a way creepy cimbalom performing the main theme, then bursts out into a dramatic brass blast and continues on with a constant but still very energetic main theme, incorporating many instruments such as a broken pub piano, banjo, squeaky violins, detuned uprights and (as mentioned before) a cimbalom. 

This in whole is a very unique but brilliantly composed piece, thanks to the best, Hans Zimmer, well done. You always seem to amaze!

Happy Birthday, @damelola! May this year be extra special for you. Please enjoy some birthday messages as well as some fanworks we have made for you.

AO3 Collection: GreatDame2017
Banner by @abydosdork and @txnmcky

@abcooper:

happy birthday lola-pie! I like ur face! <3 Coop

@blackpandaops:

Happy Birthday Lola. I am so grateful for all you contribute to this fandom. I eagerly gobble up your fic the moment I see it posted on Tumblr.  Though I am terrible about commenting, it always brightens my day.

@bridgetteirish:

Happy Birthday to my Perfect Pen Pal.  You bring me such joy.  I’m happy to celebrate the day you were born.  Here’s to a million more letters, headcanons, fics and laughs.
Mwah!

@cassiopeiasara:

Happy Birthday Lola dear! I hope it’s full of laughter, fun and continued success. You are not only a fantastic writer but one of my favorite people. Many blessings as you enter a new year! I am so thankful for your talent and your friendship

@dinovia-grant:

Lola,

Your writing inspires me and your generosity humbles me. Thank you for your indomitable spirit, your talent, and your friendship. Happy Happy Birthday!

Erin/DiNovia

@iblamethenubbins:

Happy birthday Lola!

Thank you so much for all the stories. We’re so lucky to have you in this fandom to keep the SuperCat torch alive. Your updates always brighten up my day. Have a brilliant day, hun. And may the Grant Snark be with you always.

ps: actual depiction of me anytime I see a Notting Hill or Ballet AU
(ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧

xxx
Valentina

@inspectorboxer:

Happy Birthday, Lola! Hope you have a fantastic day filled with all the Supercat goodness you can handle!

@kara-lesbihonest:

Happy birthday to the diva who lets me constantly dump filth into your window and calls it inspiration.;)

@kine88:

Happy, happy birthday!

You’re always a voice of reason, respectful and your writing is awe-inspiring. You deserve all the best in life and I hope your day will be filled with good food and lots of laughter.

Regards, a huge fan of you and your writing.

@krystalgoderitch:

Thanks for all the porn 😘

@kuromikoneko:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE MARY POPPINS OF FANDOM, LOLA. I am so glad you write for SuperCat and you write them so brilliantly! I love how interwoven and beautiful The Ballet AU is with both show canon things and freakin’ THEATRE THINGS!!! My two weaknesses right now (aside from Sanvers being adorable cuties). I’m also super glad that we’ve gotten the chance to talk this past month or so. It’s absolutely Mayka’s fault (as it always is, eh?) but has been a fantastic experience getting to know you and to bond over our mutual dislike of the other fandom, of our love and devotion for theatre and our thoughts on SuperCat.

@lost-your-memory:

Happy birthday Lola!

You are the most precious person I ever came across within the Supergirl’s fandom. You have a unique way with words and it makes you such an incredibly talented writer, sometimes I can’t believe how good your fictions are. Every single one is different but it’s deep and perfectly crafted and it echoes in me in ways I couldn’t possibly find elsewhere. I don’t have a favourite because all of them are pure gold but lately, I’m very invested in The Music and The Mirror. Thank you for everything.
You are a caring, kind, sassy and absolutely amazing soul and I’m fangirling over your existence.
You are a beautiful person, Lola.
Joyeux anniversaire ♥

@mitski:

happy birthday lola! you deserve all the fun and goodness in the worldd. i love all your fics!! thank you for helping keep the supercat fandom sane <3 <3 <3

@octoplods:

Happy Birthday Lola from Octo!!  Thank you for being an absolute blessing and sharing your incredible writing with us, giving us hours and hours and HOURS of glorious absorbing worlds and entertainment. Have an AWESOME day and be merry!!

@pinkrabbitpro:

Happy Birthday!

Many thanks for all your wonderful efforts in fandom, both creating great stuff for us all to enjoy and share, and helping and encouraging others.

So here’s hoping you enjoy a year of health and happiness. Much luck to your new book and any other new stuff you grace us with, and may you have many more years of creativity and fun to come! Also many more memes because…Cat Grant and her pen definitely was a hit!

Good luck and much happiness in all you do,
PinkRabbitPro (Barb)

@poppyssupergirl:

Happy Birthday Lola,

One of the first fics I read in the Supergirl fandom was So I Can Call (Just to Tell ‘Em I’m Fine). Needless to say, I was hooked. Your writing style is glorious. I always look forward to your stories; I’ve seen very few writers who understand their characters so completely. Your writing was one of the reasons I started writing again. I do hope you enjoy this birthday surprise and thank you for all you’ve given this fandom.

-PoppysSuperGirl

@residentgeekmonkey:

Happy birthday, Lola! I hope your birthday is as awesome as you. I absolutely love everything you write. You never fail to amaze me with your words inside fic and out.

I reread Asking Too Much probably too much, haha. But I still get chills reading it. Honestly I’m still not over chapter 17. Chapter 17 has gone down in history in my book and will forever be iconic to me. And I still laugh so hard every single time I read the ‘See ya!’ line by Alex at the end. Always has me cackling. The way you wrote Kara fully embracing Supergirl and starting the Supercenter, god. It’s freaking GENIUS. It’s so unique to everything else I’ve read. I still stumble and get mindblown thinking about it and rereading it, that storyline is just so brilliant.

I’ve never gotten around to writing my own fics, but I remember when I was really thinking about writing, you were so supportive and offered your help if I ever needed any. Thank you so much for that.

I really appreciate just how genuine you are and enjoy how outspoken you are. You truly are amazing and hope your birthday goes awesome, you deserve it. Happy birthday, Lola <3

@rtarara:

Lola,

Happy Birthday! May it be filled with things as fabulous as you are though that will be super hard because that is a very short list of things. All the best in the coming year. I love you muchly and am glad I get the chance to know you. Also I’m glad that I get to read the rich worlds and stories that you create. It’s consistently amazing and I’m happy it’s being recognized with your snazzy new book deal :D  

XOXO
Bex

@spaceshipsarecool:

Happy birthday Lola!! I hope you have a wonderful day and get to eat all the cupcakes. My favorite fic of yours is With An Open Hand, because I love the playful version of Kara who is not afraid to push further with Cat to get what she wants… and also for the pen!kink, never forget the pen!kink :P

Of course I love all your other supercat fics as well. The Music and the Mirror is brilliantly done, and I get so excited for each update. Thank you for all the time you spend writing and headcanoning and overall spreading the supercat joy. And once more, happy birthday!

-Trish

@subcutaneous7:

Happy birthday, Lola! Thank you for all of the beautiful work you share with us, for the insight and energy you bring to the SuperCat fandom, and for being such a kind and supportive person. Your writing and your presence are deeply cherished. Hope you have a great day and the best year yet to come.

@supercat-trash:

Lola, happy birthday. Again, I want to say thank you. Your kindness and never-ending support made it possible for me to get the confidence and post my work on AO3 and Tumblr for the world to see. You are a fantastic fanfic writer and an all around amazing person. You are a wonderful human being and I’m so glad that I have the pleasure and privilege to have met you and talked to you. Honestly, the world could use a lot more people like you in it. I hope you have a fantastic birthday. You’re the absolute best and you do so much for everyone around you, even strangers who you meet in passing. Happy Birthday, Lola. I hope its a good one!

@thetemptationisstrong:

I hope you have a wonderful birthday Lola! I’m a big fan of your writing. I especially love how you come up with new and exciting ways to bring Kara and Cat together in your stories. Thank you for sharing your gifts and amazing talent, and for all of the things you do for this fandom. :D

@writetherest:

Dearest, Darlingest Lola,

According to Facebook, we have been friends for over 7 years. Honestly, that surprises me because it feels like we’ve been friends for as long as I can remember.

I truly don’t have the words to tell you what you mean to me or how grateful I am to Dolly or whatever other deity it was that brought us together. I just know that without you, my life would be very, very different. And not in a good way.

We have shared so much over the years. Stopping shows, football in gay bars, your wedding (!!), pokerverse, and all things in between. You are a brilliant writer that everyone in the fandoms you write for is lucky to have and someone who I am so happy I can text at all hours of the day and night to share fic ideas, fandom theories, or just anything that is on my mind. You are snarky and won’t take shit from anyone and you’ve helped me to grow a backbone and be more outspoken myself since I’ve known you. And in the last year, you have been the most wonderful, supportive friend when I needed one the most.

Thank you for always being there for me. I love you to the moon and back, from Mirandy to 9 to 5 to Swan Queen to Supergirl and beyond. I hope you have the most wonderful birthday and I cannot wait to get to see your face in real life and squish you like crazy in like two months.

Love, love, love, always,

Tiff (aka writetherest, but you better freakin’ know that!)

@xxtorchxx:

Lola, 

Happy birthday, sugar lips! I am so glad that once again two fictional characters pushed us together in another fandom. The trash bin has been great and I’m so glad I’ve gotten to know you better. You are one talented, sassy lady. I hope this year is the best yet, with many more to come. I heart your face!! <3 - Torch