Little tidbits of continuity like this, the kind where you’ll only really notice if you’re paying close enough attention, please me so much. One of the ‘original’ members of Killian’s crew from ‘The Crocodile’ is the same man who hands Killian the knife used to kill one of King George’s guards in ‘Murder Most Foul’. What’s more is you can see the crewman playing with a knife in the scene from ‘The Crocodile’. It creates a nice thread between two moments separated by four seasons, that seemingly have no connection at all. It also adds context to the loyalty Killian instills in his crew and adds weight to the fact that he’s a helluva captain that people will follow through good and bad (this man stayed with Killian through his transformation into Captain Hook and the hell that was Neverland).
Note: I have yet to personally notice this crewman in any other scene, but if he pops up again, I’ll add it here for continuity purposes. :)
-noct cries and complains about the fact that he’s crying
-prompto cries onto the actual onion
-gladio tears up and asks iggy why he’s doing this when literally anyone else could instead
-iggy doesn’t tear up because he’s a fucking beast
These are SIN fics that have been rec’d to me and are on my to-read list, some of them I have started reading, but I haven’t finished.
Just keep in mind, I have yet to read these completely, but being honest the kudos and comments on these fics speak for themselves. Feel free to rec me more fics if you haven’t seen them on either of my sin lists [Previous SIN Rec List]
…OR if you want to rec me non-SIN fics, please feel free to do so! save me from the sin [Regular MLB Fic Rec]
mr blake’s teammate has had a last minute Issue for a race tomorrow and I’m now joining my lil cyclist on the road, so Modern Romance will not be done in time for its usual Sunday evening release. I feel awful but this one especially needs to be done right, so I’m going to take my time and post when it’s done to my satisfaction rather than rush it. I’M SO SORRY I really feel bad, after all those asks last week saying people enjoy getting it on sunday night I just knEW something was going to come up to Ruin Everything so please forgive me I love you pardon my indiscretions amen
What? No, I totally just didn’t run around my house singing the Pirate Whip as loud as I could- What, no I didn’t do that just because I can- No, I didn’t attempt to do a backflip off of my bed and fail horrendously in doing so- No, these arent tears because I failed, th-they’re just memories you gave to me- Shhhhh don’t look at me, continue your scrolling through your dash
I totally wasn’t even going to comment on this one because Minkowski Commanding is what it is, and it comes down to Emma being a huge and ridiculous boss. But I would like to point out that @personalinsanitymoment is being modest about his NET, PINNING EIFFEL TO A WALL contributions. Most of my memory of writing this guy is watching “Duck Amuck” before I sat down to do anything with it, and I think honestly the structure of the episode - a series of sketches, basically, all focused around Minkowski hunting the plant monster, played to my beginner’s luck.
This isn’t particularly tricky or baroque to cobble together - you have to land and progress a series of gags. That progression was pretty set all the way through from initial thoughts to recording script - there were always going to be a couple scenes where Minkowski fought the SMPM to a stalemate, where she damaged parts of the ship and/or herself; there was always going to be a moment where Eiffel was imperiled, and there was always going to be an end-conflict where Minkowski would have to choose between taking care of a crew emergency or finishing off her foe. What those things were, and how absurd they were, changed as we went.
The neat thing I figured out - as Gabriel said, my outlines were more conservative at the start - was that what I was afraid of was too much repetition. I didn’t want every outing to end in a fight or a crash or an Eiffel in a trap, so I was muting the whole experience. The trick was to build in a couple quieter episodes - up there among my favorite things I’ve written for the show is Hera’s “Should someone with hands do something about that?” - and then really go on all in on the physical gags. Hence, compression traps became vats of acid, epic all-out fights with the monster became epic, all out fights with just one of its tentacles, its tentacles got hairy. And also hence the intervention attempt, and the SMPM’s night light. Through, again, a lot of beginner’s luck really good advice, and stealing, this is an episode of the show that feels really balanced. You get a meaty (leafy?) conflict, a strong sense of character, and the motivation that drives both.
And then, of course, you get the arrival of the person who’s going to completely upend that dynamic.
Faile isprobably one of my least favorite major characters, at least as the books go
on. When she was first introduced I liked her; I thought she was interesting
and one of the first major female action characters who wasn’t a channeler. As
the series went on though I liked her less and less and by AMoL I only cared
about her surviving in context of what it would due to Perrin.
One of my largest issues with her,
if not my largest, is Faile’s refusal to grasp that she needs to actually
explain to Perrin what she expects from him as a husband. While the Wheel of
Time is aptly nicknamed the Wheel of No Communication, this is one of the
examples that particularly absurd. She’s married to him; she knows from the
time they spent in the Two Rivers what type of marriages he was raised around.
Faile’s aware of how Two Rivers men treat their wives and how different it is
Yet when Perrin doesn’t adhere to
her views on what a husband to be, ideas that she’s never even told him about
but expects him to magically know, she gets pissed. Because he treats Berelaine
how Faile thinks she should be treated (taken firmly in hand, more
aggressive/dominate toward, etcetera) she gets jealous but won’t tell him why. She only ever gives him small hints, but never sits him down and tells him ‘hey, this is how we do things in Saldea’; that she doesn’t do so is made even more annoying because it’s mentioned the Two Rivers women did tell her how to 'deal with her husband’ in the Two Rivers style! Perrin is unable to have a similar conversation with a Saldean and she knows it but still magically expects him to know how to treat her/ Perrin adores Faile, but she never tells him what’s wrong when she’s angry.
Also, her jealousy is annoying. Any
woman near Perrin is a potential rival in her eyes. Think of how she reacts to
Min upon first meeting her, Min who is in Rand’s private chambers and I
remember correctly was even sitting on Rand’s lap when they walked into the
room. Not exactly the expected position of a potential rival, but apparently it
was that way for Faile. Berelaine is the only woman who really pursues Perrin
but Perrin states several times his lack of interest in Berelaine to Faile and
others. He makes it as clear as he can that Faile’s the only one for him.
However, purely due to Berelaine’s interest, interest that Perrin is doing his
best to quell, Faile is jealous and acts, to be frank, like a bitch to Perrin
Maybe I would be more forgiving of
Faile if the majority of her storylines didn’t seem to revolve around her and
Perrin’s relationship so much. Even during her captivity in Malden her marriage
is a major aspect. Almost every other character, in contrast, as a variety of
storyline types, so the aggravating aspects of their personalities aren’t as
amplified as they are with Faile. But because of her very specific plotlines,
her jealous and immaturity just become obnoxious after a while and by the end
of the series I was half hoping she would die and make me like her again in the
process (which is exactly what happened for me with Egwene; I’ll do another
rant at some point about my issues with her character, but with how she died a
lot was forgiven).