and their relationship is amazing. there has never been anyone else for them except each other

Epic Movie (Re)Watch #94 - The Book of Life

Spoilers below.

Have I seen it before: Yes.

Did I like it then: Yes.

Do I remember it: Yes.

Did I see it in theaters: Yes.

Was it a movie I saw since August 22nd, 2009: Yes. #325.

Format: Blu-ray.

1) I watched this about a week ago - on the actual Day of the Dead - but didn’t have time to write it because I live in Chicago and the Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years. So my priorities were a little different than usual.

2) Anyone here a fan of “El Tigre”?

Originally posted by fire-miracle

Well the creator of that show - Jorge R. Gutierrez - was the writer/director of this film! Some El Tigre characters even cameo in the film’s opening, but you have to REALLY look for them.

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3) The framing device of this film (a bunch of kids at a museum being told a story) is a classic fairytale/magical realism device that can be found in films such as Big Fish. It also gives the film a plot driven reason for it’s unique animation style (the characters looking like wooden figures).

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4) This film has some really great humor.

Vendor Boy: “Churros! Churros! (A bird poops on the churros.) Frosted churros!”

5) I will talk about La Muerte and Xibalba as individual characters in just a second, but for now I want to focus on their relationship.

Originally posted by gifsbyrosie

I’m not overly familiar with Day of the Dead lore outside of this film, but I think the idea of having the ruler of The Land of the Remembered (La Muerte, everything good and wonderful in the world) and the ruler of the Land of the Forgotten (Xibalba, everything that is negative in the world) be lovers is a great idea. Their relationship is tense, volatile, and can be filled with conflict, but never is it abusive. Never is it hateful. You always get a great sense of love between these two and that’s what makes it work.

6) Ron Perlman as Xibalba.

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These two wouldn’t work so well together if they couldn’t stand on their own as characters. And the work so well in that field because of equal parts writing, character design, and voice over work. Ron Perlman is a regular collaborator of Guillermo Del Toro’s, the executive producer on this film, and has worked in a number of animated project before (including VP Lancer in “Danny Phantom” and Clayface in “Batman: The Animated Series”). Perlman brings a roguish charm to all his characters, even when it’s just his voice. He’s interesting, rough, and just likable! And he makes Xibalba all those things. You’re never particularly rooting against him, even though he’s technically the villain. You’re just entranced whenever he’s on screen.

7) Kate del Castillo as La Muerte.

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American audiences are not as familiar with Kate del Castillo as they are with Ron Perlman, although she is one of Mexico’s most acclaimed popular actresses. As Perlman does with Xibalba, Castillo brings genuine charm, likability, and charisma to La Muerte. As well as an added fierceness that lets you know this undead ruler can keep her own when head-to-head with her darker lover. You definitely get the vibe that La Muerte is the more dangerous of these two but also the kinder, and so much of that relies on Castillo’s performance.

8) Manolo, Maria, and Joaquin.

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We first meet these characters and get a sense of their relationship as children, and it’s great. Yes Manolo and Joaquin both love Maria, but they’re friends first. ALL of them are friends! Later in the film Joaquin and Manolo remain friends even when vying for Maria’s affections, and they are friends with Maria before they are lovers. And I think it’s driven home by this statement from Maria as a child:

Maria [after Manolo and Joaquin fight over who’s she is]: “I belong to no one!”

They don’t belong to each other, they chose to be friends. They chose to be with together because they genuinely like each other. I love that.

9) A huge theme of this film is also seen in Maria’s, “I belong to no one!” line and that is the theme of being true to yourself.

Both Joaquin and Manolo have huge shadows they live in (a line which is actually uttered by Joaquin later): Joaquin’s dead father was a great war hero and Manolo’s father pushes him to be a bullfighter like all the men in their family have been. It makes for a unique conflict and a great message to kids of all ages: be yourself.

10) Maria as a character.

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You get a real sense of Maria as a character when we first meet her. Not only does she have the wonderful line, “I belong to no one!” but she also shows her placement of morality over societal values by freeing animals slated for slaughter. Her father sends her off to a convent to become, “a proper lady,” but…it doesn’t really work. At least, she doesn’t become his definition of proper. She is loving, kind, sweet, but fiercely independent and someone who follows her heart above all else. Zoe Saldana voices Maria, and breathes such wonderful life into the character you forget she’s acting. Everything about Maria just feel so real it’s amazing.

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11) The decision to compose the film’s soundtrack from popular music recorded specifically for the movie (the mariachi version of “I Will Wait For You” being the earliest example) as well as original songs composed by Paul Williams is a great one. The copyrighted songs never feel out of place and don’t distract from the plot, instead playing perfectly into the emotion of the scene. And the original songs are made for the moments which are purely story and pure character, so they could not possibly be represented by something which was already written because this story hasn’t existed before.

12) Manolo!

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All the characters in this film are written with such life and depth that lead character Manolo couldn’t POSSIBLY be an exception. He has skills as a bullfighter, but is deeply conflicted by his duty to his family and his duty to his heart. But it’s all guided by love, something with is illustrated by the inscription on his guitar (a gift from Maria, nonetheless): “Always play from the heart.” It is Manolo’s defining characteristic and defining struggle: that he wants to be himself, not his father or anyone else.

Diego Luna just…ugh! So I’ve seen Luna in small roles before (The Terminal, Elysium) but this film makes me a HUGE fan of his! I’m really looking forward to his role in Rogue One BECAUSE I loved his performance in this film so much. Manolo sings more than any other character in the film, and Luna infuses each song with such sincerity and warmth it is nearly impossible not to fall in love with his performance as Manolo. And he treats each line of dialogue the same. Like Saldana as Maria, you don’t feel like you’re listening to an actor. You’re listening to Manolo.

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13) Grandma is hysterical.

Grandma Sanchez [after Manolo refuses to kill a bull]: “Kids today, with their long hair and no killing stuff.”

Grandma Sanchez [after Manolo’s father says everyone in their family was a great bullfighter]:

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“A BEAST!”

She doesn’t have many lines but very nicely embodies the film’s wonderful characters and humor.

14) Manolo’s Father, Carlos.

I have seriously MIXED feelings about Carlos, and I think you’re supposed to. He shows a genuine desire to do the best for his son, he just doesn’t actually KNOW what’s best for his son. He pressures him into being a bull fighter because it’s the Sanchez way, and when Manolo expresses dissatisfaction with this his father shames him into doing it.

Carlos [to convince Manolo to be a bullfighter]: “Don’t you LOVE your family?”

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(PS, I find this line to be the sign of an abusive relationship but maybe that’s just me.)

BUT Carlos has genuine moments of love with his son. He encourages him to tell Maria how he feels, he comforts him when he’s missing his dead mother, he actually LOVES Manolo. Hector Elizondo’s performance and the writing gets this across in a great way, and I think the film is better for it.

15) Channing Tatum as Joaquin.

Originally posted by fwankcastles

I do have to say of the trio of friends, Channing Tatum’s Joaquin is probably the weakest link. BUT that’s like calling one of The Lord of the Rings movies the worst in the trilogy: it was still nominated for best picture! I think it’s definitely because you know Joaquin is the third wheel, you know that Maria loves Manolo, and so it’s hard to get behind it. And you just can see that although they’re great as friends they wouldn’t make a good couple (despite Joaquin’s hopes to the contrary).

It would’ve been easy to write Joaquin as a jerk. And although he can be a bit pig headed here and there, you understand that he’s a genuinely good friend who truly cares for Maria (even though they’re not a great fit). Tatum brings a lot of this to the role, and even though I believe he’s the only non-Hispanic actor playing a decidedly Hispanic character (Ron Perlman gets a pass because Xibalba is an otherworldly creature) he has the same warmth and sincerity as Luna and Saldana have. It’s a nice way to round out the trio of friends.

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16) I can’t tell if this joke is stupid or hysterical.

Pepe [when he and his brothers are in danger]: “I’m allergic to dying!”

Pancho: “Especially in the face!”

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17) Joaquin’s biggest failing is probably that he buys too much into societal values, and his society’s values are…sexist. He is surprised that Maria reads, expects her to be a doting housewife (as all the high up men do), and that’s not what his heart wants it’s what he thinks should be.

18) “I Love You Too Much”.

Originally posted by odazais

This is the song Manolo sings to express his feelings for Maria, and it’s beautiful. Paul Williams has crafted a quiet, loving melody which pulls at your heartstrings and is sung beautifully by Diego Luna. I think it’s my favorite song in the film and one of the best love songs I’ve ever heard.

19) Maria is awesome, if that hasn’t been made clear already.

Maria [stopping a kiss after Manolo’s song]: “Did you think it was going to be that easy?”

She’s not the girl who falls head over heels for someone just because they sang to hear. It’s appreciated, but there needs to be more than that. I love it!

20) This film never subscribes to storied cliches. It’s not like Manolo can’t be an idiot too, as noted when he and Joaquin start to fight over Maria (which she has shown to never truly appreciate).

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Maria: “You two are acting like fools.”

Manolo: “Wait, me too?”

You mean me, the nice guy romantic lead, is actually making a mistake? What kind of movie is this? (Hint: a great one.)

21) How long must it have taken to put out all those candles?

Originally posted by mariaymanolo

It shows devotion on Manolo’s part. As will the rest of the film, honestly.

22) One of the conflicts in this movie that gets me going the most is how unfair everyone is to Manolo. When they were children he stopped a wild boar from hurting people, but Joaquin got credit because he saved the mayor. As adults he’s ready to fight off bandits without a magic medal, but Joaquin gets credit because he does fight them off WITH a magic medal which protects him from harm. And when Maria dies from a snake bite everyone blames him. He’s not the snake! He didn’t bite her! So bug off!

23) My brother and I laughed so hard after we heard this line:

Student [after Manolo dies]: “What is it with Mexicans and death!?”

The only reason that line isn’t racist is because it was written by a Mexican in a film directed by a Mexican which is produced by a Mexican. So it’s okay to laugh.

24) The Land of the Remembered!

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The Land of the Remembered is when this film’s visual style really takes off. Gutierrez’s imagination and the animation department’s skill bleeds through every scene in this wonderful place and it really pulls you into it’s world magnificently.

25) I mentioned in my Nightmare Before Christmas recap that Burton and company did a good job of establishing minor character with small introductions, and The Book of Life (although not Burton) follows in that tradition when we meet Manolo’s family.

Each family member - from the brutish Carmelo (voiced by the film’s director) to grandpa Luis (voiced by Danny Trejo) - is given a unique character with just a few seconds of screen time and dialogue which carries through until the end of the film. It works wonderfully.

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26) This freaking line, after Jorge is established as wanting to have been a singer.

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Manolo [after the two laugh about it]: “They crushed our dreams. Hilarious!”

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27) Manolo’s Mother.

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Immediately there is a difference in what is expected from Carmen Sanchez (his mom) and what there is.

Manolo: “And I became a bullfighter, just like you wanted.”

Carmen: “Me? Are you crazy?”

It turns out Manolo’s father saying his mother wanted that was…uh…wrong, to put it mildly. It’s a nice juxtaposition which establishes her as a character and not just a plot device.

28) Dude, I love this dialogue.

Xibalba [after Luis says La Muerte would never hand over her kingdom]: “She lost a bet.”

Luis: “Oh. She would do that.”

29) You get a lot of Manolo’s tender side and playing from the heart, but it’s easy to forget that he’s still a headstrong Sanchez boy. He still has the fierceness of a bull fighter, even if that’s not what he wants to do. And we see this particularly when Manolo threatens to expose Xibalba. That may not be the smartest move, but it is fierce.

30) Did I mention this dialogue and humor is awesome?

Luis [after his body is knocked away from his head]: “Hey, my arthritis is gone!”

31) The Candlemaker

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The Candlemaker rounds out the trio of immortals here, and falls in the middle. He is not about the Land of the Remembered or the Land of the Forgotten, he creates the candles (each candle representing a life). He is this big ball of happy childlike energy which is just fun to watch. And who’d they get to place this super upbeat and positive guy with hope and optimism dripping from him?

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It’s a nice change of pace from Ice Cube’s more hardboiled characters to see him play such a wonder filled creature, and to do it so well too! His voice work stands up there with the rest of the cast in that you never think you’re listening to Ice Cube, you’re just watching the Candlemaker. It’s great.

32) ALL THE LADIES IN THIS FILM ARE FIERCE AS HELL!

  • Maria’s fierceness has been established above.
  • La Muerte getting pissed when she finds out Xibalba cheated on the beat is fierce!
  • MANOLO’S MOTHER SLAPS XIBALBA AFTER SHE REALIZES HE KILLED HER SON!!!

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It’s a lot of fun to watch.

33) The final fight before Manolo can return to the land of the living is born from a wager he makes with Xibalba (he’ll face whatever challenge is thrown his way and win).

Xibalba: “What, do tell, is your worst fear?”

And then we get this:

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But it turns out his greatest fear isn’t killing the bull, it’s being true to himself. This ties into what I mentioned earlier: Manolo’s defining characteristic and his struggle are the same in that he wants to be himself. And we get a wonderful song to tie it up, of the same quality as “I Love You Too Much” and it is simply called “The Apology Song”. (Manolo’s father, who’s dead at this point, said that a Sanchez never apologies but after the fight is incredibly proud of his son.) It’s a nice character climax for Manolo before we get the final fight of the film.

34) When you have no idea this is coming, it’s the funniest line in the film.

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35) I give massive credit to the filmmakers for the way they handled Joaquin. He and Maria are set to be married now that Manolo is dead, and he knows Maria doesn’t want it so he’s about to talk to her about it before the town is attacked by bandits. Joaquin could have easily been some Gaston type but instead we got a sincere, honest character who deepens the conflict of the film.

36) This freaking movie…

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37) The entire final fight of the film is wildly fun to watch.

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It’s well paced, well choreographed, brings in all the characters we’ve met so far (living and dead), gives us a nice “dance” with Manolo and Maria, is filled with nice character moments, good humor, and has Joaquin decide he’s going to be his own man and try to sacrifice himself for his friends (it doesn’t work, he survives). It’s a great climax to the film.

38) “No Matter Where You Are”, the final song in the film, is a great ball of energy and love. But more than that, it let me know something I didn’t before…

Zoe Saldana can REALLY sing!

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Just thought I’d share.

39) The final reveal, that Christina Applegate’s tour guide and the security guard are really La Muerte and Xibalba, is in classic tradition of magical realism and fairytale stories. It’s a nice ending to the film.

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The Book of Life is great, and truly under appreciated. It’s representation of Mexican culture is unique in the animated film landscape, and gives the film a unique visual and musical style. The acting is topnotch, and you can feel through the writing/directing/character animation that it is truly a labor of love for all those involved. A great film which everyone should see.

Up next: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

It’s You and Me - Carl Grimes x Reader

Carl and reader are in a happy relationship. But then Enid gets in the way of it all and reader’s world comes crashing down.

Warnings: None

I might write a part 2 for this so comment below if you would like that x

Masterlist

Originally posted by thewdead

You had been with him since the prison. That was where the two of you had first met. Everyone knew you were going to get together, it was obvious, you were perfect for each other. You had the same interests, the same sense of humor and the same want for survival. You were almost as quick as Carl with a knife when you first met, now, he’s no match for you. 

You’re both in Alexandria now, he lives with his family and you live in a house near to Rick and Michonne’s and it’s all yours. Your parents were killed by the Governor at the prison, along with your friends. You had nothing back then but now, you had everything you needed. The house was technically yours but Carl stayed there so often, it was practically his as well. Everyone had warmed to you at the start except for one person, Rick. He didn’t want you to hurt Carl, who had already had his heart torn to pieces by his mother’s death and that he didn’t need it being torn again by some teenage girl. That was what Rick had said to you when you first started to get close with Carl. But now, Rick embraced you like his own daughter, he loved you almost as much as Carl did. It was a Grime’s trait to be protective and you got it loaded on twice. It took you a year at first to convince them to let you go on runs. They didn’t believe you could handle yourself, but you proved them wrong the first time you got the chance. From then on, they trusted you with their lives and you’d shown on countless occasions that you were more than capable to handle that. 

Everything was amazing with you and Carl. You had fallen hopelessly in love with one another. You would sit on the roof and just talk about your day or sit on the sofa and snuggle up to each other or go out into the woods or on runs just the two of you. You couldn’t be separated, you needed each other. It was all perfect, until Carl started hanging out with Enid. 

You would sit on the roof and think about your day as Carl wasn’t there to tell it to, you’d sit on the sofa by yourself as Carl’s arms weren’t there to wrap yourself in and you’d go out into the woods alone because he wouldn’t go with you. He still slept over at yours a lot and showered you with kisses but only when he wanted to, it hadn’t nothing to do with you anymore. You wouldn’t curl up to sleep together, he would roll over and you would just stare at his back, thinking that would make him turn over. It didn’t. When you spoke, they weren’t real conversations. If you tried to talk to him, he would cut you off and say he had to do something, always in the direction of Enid’s house. You’d try to talk to him about it but he would just yell at you,

“Carl, please. What has happened to us? You’re slowly fading away from me. I thought it was you and me? Always.” You had said to him one night.  You remember his eyes flashing cold. A side of him came out that you had never seen before. 

“Stop being such a child Y/N. Some of us have responsibilities to handle. Some of us have families to care for. You wouldn’t know what that’s like though Y/n, would you? Because you’re whole family is dead! And you have no one left in the world.”

 That was what he’d said before he stormed out the door and didn’t come back. You wanted it more than ever for him to turn around but staring at his back did nothing, yet again. You tried calling out to him but he just walked into his house and ignored you. 

You hadn’t spoken to him since and he hadn’t spoken to you. Every day the words he spat at you still stung and whenever you thought about them, you had to push back tears. Carl had moved on to Enid. They would talk on the roof, they would cuddle on the sofa and they would go on runs together. 

Everyone else moved on as well. Rick no longer asked you to babysit Judith, he asked Enid. Daryl no longer asked you to come on runs with him, he asked Carl. Carol didn’t ask if you wanted a cookie, she gave them to Enid. And most importantly, Carl didn’t come to your door, he knocked at Enid’s. You meant nothing to anyone. Carl was right, you had nobody. So nobody would care what you did. You packed your bags and left Alexandria and that was it. Nobody followed you, nobody cared.

anonymous asked:

Just wondering whether you think that 5.20 etc was planned or something they decided to do because of fan reaction? Thanks!

(I’m guessing by your use of ‘etc’ that you’re referring to Olicity’s progression?)

Not a chance. Hell no. The reunion has been 100% set in stone since before they broke up. @louiseblue1 and @jbuffyangel have explained it so well in the past, much better than I’m about to.

HOW they decided to do it, they figured out between May and August 2016, with a few addendum’s made by 5.05 was filmed. When they knew the time they wanted them to reunite (as in, at the end of a season)? Roughly when they filmed 4.16. I know there are some people who disagree, but I know the truth.

Want facts first?

Bullet point answers coming up:

-  The script for 5.19 was written before 5.14 even aired – which means they’d figured it out before the ruckus that episode 15 inspired.

-  They’ve known all season how much we dislike the LI’s: they still went ahead with them.

-  Before writing scripts for a season, they must first plan the season. Good novelists and fanfiction authors do the same for a story they know will last a while (I don’t and I suffer for it). They don’t have enough time to change things on the spot later on or mess about with the plot because of their tight schedule, which is why they write scripts for episodes that are roughly 4 episodes ahead of the ones being filmed. And then they have to make sure the episodes work with the narrative flows of the season. Advanced prep.

-  When 5.05 aired (an episode that was filmed before episode 1 aired), WM & MG both admitted that they wanted to explore Oliver and Felicity apart from each other for a bit FIRST. First. It implies that it isn’t forever. Just long enough for realisations to set in. And to drive the fandom insane.

-  Before the season started no one said they were over. Yet by season 2’s end and before season 3’s air date, WM was saying said that Oliver wouldn’t be getting back with LL or Sara because their relationships were based on the past and would never last. SA specifically said NO.

-  WM & MG have also said this season that there were a few stories they had left that they ONLY do if Oliver and Felicity weren’t together. It was the truth. Such as explore them with other people and see those relationships fail for a fundamental reason. As well as delving into Felicity’s changes and Oliver’s sin. His darkness. Facing himself. To find themselves before they can find each other.

-  This season was THE one where they could throw Olicity utterly through the blender as they explored other avenues. We didn’t have to like it but it has been implied enough times for us to know that it’s because once these two idiots get together, it’ll stick. Even through bad times. With many seasons to come - like Stephen said - they could afford to slow down.

-  Dig asked a question in episode 1 regarding Olicity that has yet to be answered because like each season there is something in the first episode that gets answered in the last. It hasn’t always been a question. It’s a device used to show progression, whether for good or bad.

Originally posted by timetravelersloth

(Now there are many themes and questions, I’m just picking one for each) Season 1: it delves right into making us wonder who Oliver Queen is, what his mission is and why. Who he’s become. And what it might cost. It ends with a man who is a survivor but not a hero, a man who tried and failed and the cost? Tommy.

Season 2: Can he be a hero in trying a different way? Answer: yes.

Season 3: It’s more of a choice than a question: The Arrow or Oliver Queen.

Season 4: Can Oliver and Felicity be together both romantically and professionally? Does Oliver have what it takes to be the light? Both answers are ‘not yet’. They’re both under a schism.

Season 5: is Felicity going to be part of Oliver’s future and can Oliver overcome what’s been hurting him for so long? Yes and yes.

With Felicity’s help.

It’s a question posed and meant to be answered by 5.23.

-  MG recently said in a tumblr answer that he and the writers view Olicity as much more than just a romance and that it was a very good thing. And it is: it means not only will they pay attention to them as a couple, they’ll give credence to the people they are. Who they’ve become. Felicity’s had more story this year than Laurel did season 1. They’re exploring her personality, whereas LL got thrown a bunch of cases to try and fail at solving and got passed around 2 men. In fact, in each season, Felicity’s story builds. THIS year, the show has explored Oliver more than anyone else but it was always with the goal in mind of truly making him a legend: the GA. This show has always been about him.

I just mentioned Laurel and season 1…

This season, in some ways, is like a fix-it. At least, it is for me. And I promise this ties into the question :)

In season 1, Oliver tried to honour his father and did so by taking his book of names of the members and associates of Tempest and making it a list of marks to hunt, intimidate, coerce or kill. To try and make Starling better this way.

Evil begets evil.

His main love interest was LL, who he’d betrayed; however, he spent the season trying – to a fashion – to find compatibility from a woman with the man he had become.

Helena was the connective thread to his darker side searching for redemption.

Mckenna was his desire for some normalcy: an ordinary, functional but caring relationship.

Laurel was his need to heal the past; to go back in time and once again be the man he used to be, the one everyone missed, the man who hadn’t made a dumbass decision that ended in death, terror and loss.

A man who couldn’t love Laurel because he was no longer the man she fell in love with. That man died in the ocean.

(To anyone who doesn’t like what I’ve just written, please re-watch episode 8: Oliver says this to a version of LL. An episode were he sees people he’s lost and feels guilt over loosing, the people he needs to leave behind because they’re haunting him. The people he couldn’t save because he wasn’t who they thought he was.)

A man who wasn’t a dutiful son. Or the amazing boyfriend who hadn’t slept around behind LL’s back. And he wasn’t Ollie. He’d never be Ollie again except to his sister. It takes 2 seasons for him to figure that out.

Right before the end of season 1, he gets the girl, aims to save the city and declares that - once he’s finished - maybe he won’t need to fight anymore.

By 1.23 he’s lost his best friend, any last chance with LL by CHOICE not circumstance, this is important, he doesn’t save the city and his mother is arrested.

What should have happened after season 1 – I’m going to focus particularly on LL – if a) Oliver wasn’t as damaged as we’ve found him out to be in season 5 and b) if KC as LL had worked, is this:

LL would have found out Oliver’s secret at the end of season 1. After Tommy’s death they would have slept other but he still would have left.

Oliver and LL would have spent up to, roughly, episode 14 of S2 being apart until they couldn’t take it anymore. Instead of sleeping with Sara, it would have been Laurel.

They’d be on and off throughout until the end of S3.

Instead of spending the whole of S2 being an addict and recovering: LL would have also been using boxing or martial arts etc to try to kick her habit and vent some of her anger and guilt at Tommy’s death. She would have become a definite target for Slade and there would have been more than one episode covering this. By the end of the season, Oliver would have started training her. Personally.

In its place, we got an LL who spent an entire season – this is going to sound super harsh - feeling sorry for herself and blaming everyone else but herself for her problems. I know that sounds bad but, she drank and popped pills to take away her pain because it was too much for her. THAT’S FINE. THAT’S UDNERSTANDABLE.

What isn’t fine, is making damn sure that whoever’s with her feels just as bad, if not worse, than she does.

Because she doesn’t just feel guilty, she feels entitled to pass judgement. As if her pain gives her a free pass. It gives no one else on the show a free pass so this isn’t a facet the audience can like.

The last time she does it is with Oliver: that argument in the hallway after she’s just hurt her father, mother, sister and ex all in one go. After she blamed Sara – like she did Oliver – for ‘ruining’ her life. For making every bad decision and every wrong turn shes made, the fault of someone else.

That’s when a character being an addict loses sympathy. The addict part isn’t a problem. It’s how the character affects the people around them. She improves afterwards but, that mark stays with her.

We accepted Thea’s drinking and substance abuse, even if she irritated us, even if she was horribly immature with it; it was understandable and acceptable. She was a teenager lashing out at the world. But they deliberately didn’t push too far with it. They did with LL. They being the writers etc.

They make her into a vigilante for her sister with some ‘I care about Oliver even though I disagree with everything he says and have become a vigilante for SARA yet - when it suits me – also because Ollie’s one too and if he can do it - even though I disagree with everything he does – then so can I’ thrown in.

Season 5 resembles this movement… but it twists it on its head and mends what was broken.

Oliver has resorted back to killing criminals, to being very much the vigilante of season 1. He’s in love with Felicity but can’t be with her because he’s hurt her terribly and there’s something fundamental that hasn’t mended. That hasn’t been fixed. Something in him.

Noticed the similarity with season 1?

He spends the season unconsciously working from the viewpoint that he is someone who infects others. Someone who killed his own happiness and didn’t save the people he cared for.

Tommy, his mother, his father, Laurel etc… Felicity’s presence by his side. She closed off her heart to him and that’s his fault.

But he tries, like in season 1, to build something. He – at Felicity’s behest – builds a bigger team. He tries to be the politician Star City deserves. He tries to move on and date. He tries not to succumb to the monster he was the year before he returned home. He tries to atone and move forwards.

Professionally he mostly succeeds. Personally, he utterly fails.

Rory has left by choice. Evelyn betrayed them by choice. Curtis has destroyed his marriage through choice.

Rene and Dinah are flourishing.

As a politician, he’s destroyed his legacy as the Arrow, even though he thought it the right choice: it’s hurt him and he doesn’t know how to come back from that.

He killed Billy, thereby once again, hurting Felicity and reminding him again that it isn’t the worst thing he’s done.

He settled for the first offer at a relationship that came along, from a woman who he knew initially thought little of him because he needed to prove to someone like that, that he wasn’t bad and could be better. And if he could convince someone like her – even as he lied and was subpar about them – then maybe, just maybe he could be worthy of more. Worthy of Felicity.

He now feels he was an idiot to even try and once he saw that for what he was, once he realised why he’d tried in the first place he dumped Snoozan in the coldest break up I’ve seen on TV in a long time.

He’s been forced to see why he destabilises everything in his life. He’s fallen to his lowest ever point.

And like with every season, Felicity will be the one to make him rise back up.

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Unlike season 1, Oliver and Felicity won’t have a quick 2-minute thing and then spend 3 episodes ignoring each other like he and LL had between 21 and 23 S1. 

Olicity had episode 19 to air out the big problem between them. She thinks he doesn’t trust her and he has no idea how to tell her the truth because once he does he thinks he’ll lose her love forever. They’ll have 5.20 to circle back round to each other, to have Oliver explain why he’s been acting the way he’s been acting and have Felicity be openly vulnerable to him. 5.22 it’s his b-day party and 5.23 they all end up on Lian Yu.

Not city wide attack, no loss of a best friend (Diggle), no loss of a love that’s his life and his always and his future.

Perspective will be gained as will a new life. He’ll let go of the rope around his neck: his promise to his father. He’ll FINALLY step off the island. He’ll have the girl who completes him to help him and him, her.

THEY COULDN’T MASH THIS UP TOGETHER IN WEEKS OF PANIC OVER THE OUTCRY OF FANS.

They would never - EVER - give THIS much simply for fan-service. It’s far too much.

Originally posted by gif-007

They aren’t that stupid. A waste of money, time and resources on pleasing some fans.

Ah, no.

Look, we know fans have some power. We know that. They listen to what we like and if enough people like something, they either look at it more closely or it’s given credence.

But it isn’t their motivation for action. And the CW guys, the directors, the producers, Warner Br’s etc: they make calls that we don’t know about BEFORE fan reactions even occur. Before they we loved Felicity, THEY fell on love with her first and asked her to be brought on for more episodes.

By seeing the scripts for season 2 and 3, we’ve had it confirmed that all the small moments between them over season 1 and 2 were created with an epic romance in mind. The break up has been coming since the beginning. We all know LL was the original LI, until they watched the pilot before it aired and realised they couldn’t re-cast their female lead.

Originally posted by ahappypace

The break up and the space between Oliver and Felicity has been deliberate and something they’ve been planning for a long time. As is their reunion. As is Oliver’s rise to glory.

All of this, the romance, has all been about Oliver becoming the GA. It has NOTHING to do with fan reaction.

Take a brief look at season 4’s narrative cues first:

They’re together, moving in with each other and getting married. All in 9 episodes. Wow. At the time I didn’t notice the speed but looking back at it, I’m super stunned I didn’t see the it until it was too late.

They rushed their progress to break them up. To give them lots of time to live differently without each other. I’ve already posted that I believe they’re aiming for 5 more seasons to reflect on the first 5. It had nothing to do with whether whoever makes the decisions likes Olicity or not; it was a piece of the story. They realised they were going to get more than 5 seasons – A LOT more. Revealing this secret child and having them work through that was probably going to happen all in one season. Until the glorious news of more seasons.

So, then they have that scene in 4.16 where Felicity says to Oliver that he would always be on that island and that, though she loves him and wants to be with him, he’ll always resort to being that person. To the man created in those 5 years away. The kind of fiancé who would make the kind of choices that would leave the ones he loves bereft, even if that wasn’t his intention. The man she loves who could one day simply leave her, because of a choice he might make.

It’s a progressive point: something for him to aim to beat. A wall to climb over. And some walls are really high and terrifying to scale.

They’re at a stale mate and a cross roads and to be honest, I understand why. As much as the patience they asked of us is wearing very thin, I get why it took so long.

They couldn’t get back together in season 4 because Felicity was right: eventually he’ll make a decision that will ruin them. And she needed to face her demons. Until he could understand himself, understand what lies at the root of his decisions, they were null.

And Oliver… well he’s the king at burying what hurts. It’s very characteristic of his character to take a full season to GET IT.

This is the core of season 5. His evolution. Stepping past that and becoming the hero Felicity has seen in him since day one.

And yet he hasn’t managed to do this without her. 

Originally posted by seeing-red-arrow

She’s a pinnacle piece of his puzzle. Their break up is at the root of what’s hurting him.

Most of his choices this season have ended in failure and/or pain. The things he’s doing as the mayor, how he’s resorted to killing once again, then openly renouncing the GA without discussing it with his team, dating SW and then dumping her like she was nothing (she was and he knows it which is why he doesn’t understand why he dated her: it was because he was lonely btw), they’ve been based on an underlying principal that he is this bad person who destroys the goodness around him. He went in search of something to prove that wrong… what he found was much worse. He found the truth: or a partial truth.

Being alone hasn’t helped him: it’s simply made him see what he was denying for years. In a very real way, it is a sickness.

But honestly, he was never EVER going to understand himself fully, was never going to see the missing pieces without Felicity Smoak.

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I believe 5.20 will be about this: about the revelation in 5.17 and Felicity showing him that there might be a different way to see this.

The way they’ve filmed the episode tells me they’ve put a good deal of thought and MEANING into it.

It’s sounding like the Olicity episode to end all other episodes: they’re in each scene together. It’s been made so that Felicity has to depend on him, something she’s been deliberately not doing all season. It will be brutally honest, gut wrenching and heart-warming MAYBE OTHER THINGS. 

Originally posted by allreactions

Now, WITHOUT proof, why would they do all that just to tide over a fan-base?

If the narrative flow to Olicity and their reunion wasn’t obvious to some people it’s because they were either too close to the subject or too angry at their break up. I get why. It was a crappy breakup and the length of time we’ve had to wait for the pendulum to swing back around has been almost too much – but they could never get back together until Oliver is at his lowest, until he is at a place he can fully open like he’s never been before. 

All because of her, because she’s changing his world view of her and it is certainly not in any bad way. 

And in doing this - in confessing to the one person he’s most afraid to confess to - he’ll free himself of a burden AND have what is likely going to be an amazing response from the woman he loves. Something to give him hope: a different point of view. Maybe it’s that simple. It’ll connect to their breakup. It ALL connects.

They’re tying up 5 years of story in 5 episodes, but there will be a focus on his secrets (William/his break up with Felicity) and his loose ends (the return of some major villains etc).

She’s been through something now, and she sees him in a different light — and he also sees her in a different light. There’s a lot more mutual understanding, and even though I think it’s hard to top the mutual respect they already have for each other, that goes up as well.” 

WM said this and do you see how brilliant that is?

That they’re creating a couple who no one can stand against, a couple who love, respect and admire each other the most out of everyone. A couple who understand each other enough that their future encounters are bound to fascinate us.

Like someone once said, they’re the DNA that make Arrow what it is. The essential make up now of the show.

Fan-service, they will never be. They were decided BEFORE we wanted them by Warner Bro’s, CW, the directors etc.

(DID I GO ON, OR DID I GO ON? I DO APOLOGISE)

this is a masterpost of my Opinions, because i’ve been seeing a lot of drama and ship war bullshit going on, so i just want to be very clear on where i stand on some things. here we go:

-alex is not an alcoholic. she’s an adult who drinks alcohol.
-i ship karolsen & supercorp both, at the same time, legit like 50/50.
-that being said, i can also acknowledge that lena is kind of problematic (the alien finding device thing) and i would love for them to address that please.
-james, j'onn, and maggie have been treated horribly this season. they’re all regulars, and yet only get about, what? .5 seconds of screen time per week? and yes, it’s for sure racist…..which brings me to my next point..
-it’s no secret that my biggest problem w/ this season is mon-el. they sidelined james for this white fratboy, and there was nothing subtle about it. why they felt the need to kill a cute, semi-slowburn romance between an interracial couple is beyond me.
-i don’t think m'gann is technically a regular, but she’s also been treated like shit. they literally have sharon leal on their payroll and they’re not using her AT ALL and i’m heated about it.
-i’m cool with james as guardian, but i am not cool w/ literally any other male heroes on this show, because supergirl, at its core, is a show about women. as it fuckin should be.
-sanvers is my lifeblood.
-maggie needs a backstory, and relationships with people outside of alex. i would love for her and james to be besties, and please for the love of god acknowledge the friendship that she would undoubtedly have with m'gann.
-i want cat grant back.
-i want lucy lane back.
-last but not least. my daughter, kara danvers, has been sidelined on her own show. she is more alone right now than we have ever seen her, and it’s reflected in her overall demeanor. i despise the fact that we had such an amazing, underlying awareness of kara’s constant anger and grief in season 1, and now it’s as if that never existed. i miss the episodes ending with her and alex talking and eating pizza, but now all we get is mon-el manipulating her into feeling guilty that she doesn’t like him back. i don’t need that, and neither does she.

these are some of the big things that i’ve seen people arguing about the last few weeks. if you disagree with any of this, that’s fine, we can still be friends. literally the only people i’m not interested in talking to, are karamel shippers who genuinely believe that they are a healthy relationship, and that kara and mon-el have more chemistry than kara and literally anyone else. they should be brother/sister relationship, and that’s all. other than that, please know that i love seeing different headcanons for all the ships, and brotps you guys come up with, even if i don’t ship them myself. i follow blogs with totally opposite opinions, and love coexisting with each and every one of you.

Last words ( Game of Thrones)

To be honest I don’t know where to start, I’ve never felt such a disappointment before. Obviously after facing these things I’m seriously at the point where I made a decision to stop caring and won’t waste my free time anymore on trying to resolve, to puzzle out the reasons why these senseless things are happening in the show.

1. Sophie Turner’s change of opinion ( no more creepyship )

Sophie Turner has given some interviews at the San Diego Comic Con which were contained some never before heard facts about the relationship between sansa and baelish. This was kind of shocking to me, not only because In the previous years she told completely the opposite of it, but aslo these things are not true for the Show!version. Maybe I was watching a totally different show?? Because if I remember correctly Sansa had never been Baelish’s abused prisoner in the serie, although  Sophie described the situation almost like that! He’s not flawless of course, none of them are, but As I remember he saved her life several times, he has a huge part in Joffrey’s death, he gave her useful lessons to survive that cut-throat world, and he NEVER forced himself on her, although he had several chances! Baelish might be one of those few men who has no any enjoyment in torturing a woman. He was always respectful towards her, he always listened her opinions and let her made her own decisions! Sansa lied Jon that Baelish sold her to the Boltons, but she did not mention what kind of dress she has made to seduce LF. He didn’t keep her there by force, what the hell is she talking about?! Well, according to this I completely misunderstood the whole situation, I had know any idea Sansa was suffering all along in Petyr’s company. I didn’t know it was so terrible  like in Kings Landing, where she was beaten everyday besides the humiliations and the daily terror! 

Comparing him to Cersei, to Joffrey and Ramsay..whoa, well, thanks Sophie, thanks D&D, good to know that! :)

Sophie also said how amazing that Sansa can dismiss Littlefinger whenever she wants ( you basically sent him to fuck off after he saved you and winterfell…). So it also means that Sansa was disgusted by him,she had to accept his kisses because she was his prisoner……UM..RIGHT…..

“As Sansa has grown and been a prisoner of all these manipulators, she’s been learning and adapting. Now she’s as good at playing the game as he is at this point,” Turner on Littlefinger

Sansa didn’t trust Davos in s6, because if Stannis, but Sophie has said a totally different thing again. (GoT s1-6 and s7 are two different things I belive)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BW2knVjgQdT/?tagged=sophieturner


2.  Sansa being in Petyr’s level aka destroying Baelish’s character to make the audience belive Sansa in a master manipulator and Jon is Ned 2 ( :DDD )


“As Sansa has grown and been a prisoner of all these manipulators, she’s been learning and adapting. Now she’s as good at playing the game as he is at this point,”  and the being similar to Cersei thing = Adorable, but not true

Just imagine Petyr saying Lysa before their wedding to fuck off, it would be a strong comfirmation of his manipulation skills, right? 

No, being manipulative is a completely different thing, and Sansa is very far from that, especially after ep1.

Since Sansa has such a huge power over Petyr, the smart step would be to make him belive he’s gonna get what he wants, to manipulate him, to keep him close so he cannot do any unpredictable as long as she needs his skills, as long as he can be useful for her. ( she could gorgive him as well, ‘theon’ thing…) Baelish was on the edge of death in his youth, he isn’t afraid of dying, in season 4 he confessed he would do anything to get what he wants, no matters what it costs, he would risk anything. So making him feel he’s an enemy of hers tells Sansa hasn’t learnt anything. We all know what happens when he feels himself in danger, when he feels his plan won’t work. I thought this was the whole point of Sansa getting lessons from him. To use these knowledge against him if it needs be. But being rude as hell, Sansa spoiled it. Now he knows she doesn’t trust him and doesn’t want to give him what he wants. I can totally see he will do something against her family members or maybe against her since he hates being humiliated and she basically told him he has no chance to win her affections.

 You know humiliation is an important thing in his life: He has created a life for himself by using the Littlefinger mask where nobody can humiliate him again. **

( By the way I’m not saying she has to be nice - there is a difference between being nice, being civil and being outright rude and ungrateful.

Acting like a brat to someone who just saved your life isn’t exactly wise. I would have thought Sansa knew how to play the game a bit better than she is. You can let someone know you’re displeased without resorting to acting like a spoilt teenager. )

Sansa just made him her enemy! I’m sure this is where this storyline will go! Aidan said it well, it’s gonna be a new thing : they have never been each other’s enemy before, right?

Let’s just see what happened:

( I have no idea how could anyone say he enjoyed being treated like a useless shit )

- He wanted to know if he has any chance to reach Sansa through her feelings. ( In s6 he proved his loyality to her by bringing the knights of the vale, and she promised a reward as well. In the Godswood scene it looked like Sansa belived he didn’t know about Ramsay, he forgave him,but she needed time to decide what to do to him and her new life, she managed the situation perfectly well)

- Being arrogant, hateful and disrespectful to him, Sansa told without words that she doesn’t like him, she doesn’t need him, she doesn’t trust him, she won’t give him what he wants, she using his love confess to treat him like a garbage whom she can do whatever she wants

- I do belive he closed the “ Petyr “ door in front of her. Look at his wounded face, he’s full with tension. I think he had a similar expression when Cat and Lysa used him for their games. He doesn’t want to be vulnerable again.

It was Pety’s face and when he changed and started smiling, he became Littlefinger. No more “pleasesansailoveyou”

- Now he’s gonna talk to Jon. I know from the leaks that he’s gonna say sg like He (jon) should thank him for saving Winterfell , Sansa and his life as well. I think he’s gonna ask Sansa’s hand for exchange and Jon will choke him because of that. ( Even show!Baelish would never be so stupid to tell Jon about his weakness, I mean why is he telking Jon he’s in love with sansa??? It doesn’t make sense: Oh, I forgot, D&D wants Jon to be similar to Ned so they sacrifice Pety’s character for that….great)

- Now he’s aware that everyone thinks him as a kind of enemy,and nobody wants to give him his rewards

- I think the knights will want to leave in ep3 because of the Dany plan. And Petyr will take a part in it. Maybe he will manipulate Royce to leave? Idk yet, but I belive lord Royce is gonna die by Baelish’s hands. And maybe he will blackmail Sansa to be his wife or else he’s gonna leave Winterfell with the vale soliders. And maybe this conflict will be the reason why he will try to turn arya and bran against her. Or D&D made him a vulnerable retard whom sansa will use whenever she wants. Both of the possible  versions are pointless, Baelish is completely out of character. He was well written until s5.

None of the characters are pure/evil, they are complex. None of them are better, than Petyr Baelish. Everybody has betrayed everyone if it helped them to reach their aims, if it suited their morlas. If it was good from their point of view. And almost every character had a part in Ned’s death. Sansa, Varys, Sandor, Cersei..ect. Cersei’s opinion was more important for Sansa, than her own family, and it was not the first time. She has been lying perfectly since her childhood, she enjoys manipulating people. Varys could have help him to escape from the jail, but let just say he had other plans for the future king (queen). Sandor could have helped him, but instead of that he killed Ned’s soliders and protected Joffrey. The original plan was to send him to the Wall, but Joffrey ordered his execution, even Cersei tried to stop it. Petyr did try to help him, but he was way too naive to this harsh cut throat world, where you can only survive if you play the game. Baelish has learnt this lesson to his sorrow when he was a naive little boy with dreams. This is the reason why he wears the Littlefinger mask when he needs it. He’s not flawless, but he was always respectful towards Sansa, he saved her several times, gave her useful lessons, and he never forced himself on her! Jamie has become a cute hero after his love interest in Brienne. But everybody forgot he wanted to kill Bran, because that little boy was a witness of his aberrant relationship with his own!sister! Not to mention he raped his own sibling in front of their dead child’s body! What a sick shit does things like that??! Rape is rape! Or Sandor, he served the Lannisters, when cersei asked him to bring her the stark girls, he obeyed again! He killed Arya’s child friend..ect! But you forgave him because he looked after Arya! Like every sick shit can be a saint after good doings except Baelsih who had a terrible childhood as well and he saved Sansa, Jon, and Winterfell and in exchange everybody tearted him like a piece of shit! GoT fans are very strange people.

for me their storyline has ended there:



Do you see it now? It’s him using his cold manipulator mask.

They have destroyed his character and the amazing relationship between sansa and petyr. It feels like a terrible fanfiction or a parody! 

(” father” Sandor, Saint Jamie….)



Thank you D&D!


( Obviously I won’t be able to handle this ridiculous shit, so I’m leaving,  PxS is the best fandom I have ever been in, thank you for the fun times and the kidness ❤❤❤ )

All-Time Favourite Ships!

From books, movies, Broadway, and TV shows!

(list not in any particular order and may contain spoilers).


1. Bellarke: Bellamy Blake and Clarke Griffen from The 100 (TV)

Okay, I know I said that the list is in no particular order, but this ship is my all time OTP since I started watching The 100. And I can’t sleep at night knowing that they are not officially canon yet, even if it was pretty clear in Praimfiya that it will be endgame! So exited for their reunion in Season 5. I spend hours on end reading Bellarke fan fiction all day, every day. And Bellamy is my baby and I love his so much. And I can’t wait to see how he is after the six-year time jump on the show. Sometimes, I think that I watch the show just for these two.


2. Haleb: Hanna Marin and Caleb Rivers from Pretty Little Liars (TV)

Again, like I said that this list is in no particular order, this ship would defiantly be in my top 5. Anyway, I still have to properly sit down and watch Season 7B of Pretty Little Liars so don’t spoil anything for me. Haleb in my opinion, is the best ship on this show, but I think towards the early seasons I used to ship Ezria more but when Caleb showed up with his long hair, I died. And therefore, they became my favourite ship. I remember, I put watching the show on break after Caleb left to do his own show is either season 3 or 4, I don’t remember exactly. But yeah, these two are pretty cute together and I hope it stays that way.


3. Stydia: Stiles Stilinksi and Lydia Martin from Teen Wolf (TV)

Okay, again, probably in my top 7. So, the thing with Stydia is that they dragged it out for so long that the anticipation killed me. But I love them still so much. And Dylan O’Brian is just on a different level of awesomeness (and cuteness). And Lydia, even though she used to annoy me at first, and Teen Wolf is probably not my favourite TV show, but it’s still good, and Lydia’s character started to grow on me and I need to catch up on Season 6, (don’t judge me guys, the past few moths for me have been really busy) and I just recently started to watch this show, like maybe two years ago, but still, love love love.


4. Linctavia: Lincoln and Octavia Blake from The 100 (TV)

Okay, so another The 100 ship, but oh my lord I scream every time someone mentions them! They are so adorably cute and the flyest of power couples who don’t give a damn about what people think. And every time I think of Lincoln, I just might well cry because he didn’t deserve what he got. Fucking Pike. I’m glad Octavia killed him. And the song to which Lincoln dies to, and the one where Octavia’s scream and cries are kinda muffled, it’s called Cloud by Elias, and it’s in my playlist and then I have a mini breakdown when it comes on and think of Lincoln falling on his knees in the tiny puddle and Octavia and I just cry a little more on the inside. Anyway, probably the best couple to ever exist on the show and maybe even ever in this whole damn world. They were so fucking badass together, I loved every minute of it.


5. Sciles: Scott McCall and Stiles Stilinski from Teen Wolf (TV)

Okay, so this is like my favourite BROTP of all eternity. I just think that their relationship is so cute and how much they care about each other, and the hug in season 3 is my everything, ahhh, I just love them so much it hurts. And throughout the show we can see their friendship grow even though they have been friends since they were little. Damn, I wish I had a friendship like that. 


6. Chair: Charles “Chuck” Bass and Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl (TV)

Ahhh, Blair and Chuck, Chuck and Blair! I don’t think anyone will ever know how happy I was when the endgame for their endgame actually happened. Honestly, I was rooting for them since Blair’s birthday episode in the first season, even when everyone was after Nate and Blair, but no, not gonna happen. I just thought that Nate was very innocent and nice for Blair. Blair needed someone like Chuck and I don’t think anyone ever loved anyone else as much as Chuck loves Blair. I love them, they are so perfect for each other, with their games. I wish I had a Chuck. Blair’s lucky. Haha.


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5 Years- Blacknut

hey um, today is 7/8/17 just wanted to say this scenario is cringey, just full on cringe, so is part two. like i apologize for how cringe this is.

Before story starts, I’m hopping this could be a series so let’s give some background info (this is a complete mess btw). You are a famous musician, you’ve been in the music industry for 11 years, debuted under YG in 2006. Left YG in 2012, under good terms, and signed under Just Music. You meet Blacknut in 2011, and have been dating ever since. And you don’t necessarily tell others of the relationship, you thought they’d figure out themselves, but they never have, 5 years passed and still no one knows. You have made friends with plenty other artist over the years, and feature in many music videos and songs because your talented and beautiful. Blacknut doesn’t really appreciate all the love other male artist give you, as you’re the one he’s dating… Anyways, I don’t want to say anymore to ruin anything. 

The both of you were siting in your studio working on a song, and you started day dreaming.

“Hahahahaha,” you laughed out loud.

“What? Did you think of a funny meme again?” He said, confused.

“No, no, I just think it’s so funny that we’ve been together for around 5 years now, and no one knows. Well no one has confronted us. It’s not like our relationship is a deep dark secret, we make it obvious some days, right?” You constantly thought about this a lot, how come no one knows.

“Somedays, yeah. I mean we come out of mine or your studio looking like a mess. That pretty much screams that we’re together, I think.” He replied. “It’s definitely because of all those music videos, you’re in with other rappers. People probably think you’re a whore.” He said jokingly.

“Fuck you, people think you’re a virgin. At least, it looks like I’m getting it in with successful people.” You barked back.

“Well you know the truth, and you were my first and I was your first. Sadly, I’m stuck with you for the rest of my life.” Daewoong replies sarcastically.

“Yeah, it must be really hard for you as I’m the one the brings in 99.99% of our income. Oh, and how much it must suck dating such a distinguished artist. What a horrible life you live, dating a celebrity that has made so much money in the past 11 years that you could never earn in your life.”

This was a normal conversation between you and Daewoong, to anyone else it’d seem like fighting. Sure, you sometimes hurt his feelings but he knows how to egg on a person, that’s probably why he is really good at dissing.

“Oh, I have a good idea!” You said excitedly.

“Is it getting back to the song?” He said.

"No, not that. We can do that another day. We should post pictures with each other. The privacy was great for these past 5 years, but I want to see how the public reacts to us. We don’t have to if you don’t want to.” You proposed this idea, that you knew wouldn’t get the most positive response.

“I like this idea of yours, but like do I have to post appropriate photos? If yes, then we must keep this relationship a secret till death.” Daewoong replied.

“Show me the photos before you post, deal? I’ll post some throughout each year, and you can post whatever you want as long as you have my approval.” You compromised.

“I’m older than you, I should be able to post what I want. But, I guess since it’s your idea I will respect it.”  He said pretending to be defeated.

“No, next…”

“No.”

“No.”

“No.”

“God no.”

“You gotta be kidding me, no. Is there anything appropriate?”

2 hours passed.

“Please just chose one, do you really care if they are inappropriate?” He pleaded.

“All your photos of me, are fucking nudes.” You were impatient as well.

“Well, it’s not like people don’t want to see your nudes. If you want me to blur out the bad parts, I will.”

“That won’t make it any better, idiot.” You kept on scrolling through his phone.

You finally came across a photo you really liked, this is probably the only appropriate photo you’ve came across so far. The photo made you happy, it was a mirror picture of the both of you on Valentine’s Day last year. You were wearing a red flowly strapless dress, he was dressed nicely kind of like a waiter, but he looked handsome.

“This one.” You said.

“Finally,” he said. “Cute. Does the caption have to be appropriate too? Can the caption be ‘Fucked her every Valentine’s Day for the past 5 years.’” Daewoong replied, and you glared at him.

You lightly punched his shoulder, "No, pervert. Caption it the date it was taken. You better do that with every photo you post, if I see any inappropriate caption, I swear I will end you.”

“I think you can trust me with the photo selection now, I don’t want to be sitting here for another century. No full out nudes and only dates as captions.” And with that said you gave him your trust, and left your studio.

You picked out photos from each anniversary together, and you posted the first photo you ever took together. To not be such a prude, you posted a photo of him kissing your neck. Without a doubt you had to be cautious of younger fans it was inevitable, even Daewoong had younger fans, but he didn’t have boundaries unlike you. So checking what he posted didn’t make you the happiest person, but you expected it. He posted a photo of you two in the shower with makeup pouring down your face, and captioned it as ‘she is so beautiful!’ Another photo was his hand palming your ass with the caption as '5 fingers, 5 years. Love you! ❤’ He didn’t follow your orders, and at this point you didn’t bother stopping him. In a matter of seconds posting your photos your social media blew up, as well as your text messages.

Daewoong came running out of the studio to the hangout area laughing, “Didn’t listen to your rules, because why the hell would I. You gotta look at what people are saying. A lot are confused, some are offended, and others really like the photos I posted of you.” He took a seat next to you on the couch and you read the comments together on your post, it truly shocked people. After a couple of minutes, the all of the JM crew except Swings showed up in front of you in shock. They looked down at the both of you, but no one spoke, so you and Daewoong just went back reading comments.

“Um, excuse me. Have you guys really been together that long?” Giriboy spoke up.

“Yeah, none of you caught on so we just kept it to ourselves for the most part.” You replied.

“Good for you, Daewoong. I don’t want to offend you are anything, but I find it amazing, how did you possibly get with Y/N. Please tell me the story when you have the time. Anyways, congratulations to you guys for staying together for so long.” Vasco said with a smile on his face, he was seriously so proud of Daewoong that it surprised you.

“Thank y-” Daewoong was cut off by Cjamm.

“No, don’t congratulate them, do you realize how much press this is going to get? Swings is going to be so pissed, especially at you Daewoong. All of the photos you posted are so inappropriate. Y/N, you have the biggest following in Korea, just imagine the amount of criticism you will receive online. You guys just fed the media a weeks worth of food, and our PR team is going to be pilled in shit.”

“We liked the photos.” Nochang and Vasco said in synch.  

“Because your fucking pervs.” Sungmin replied angrily.

“Excuse me that is not how you speak to your elders, young man. You can’t even deny you don’t like those photos, you talk about Y/N everyday.” Vasco scolded Sungmin.

“Shut up. That doesn’t make it right.” Sungmin said defeated and embarrassed.

“You’re just jealous its not you in those photos.” Vasco replied further embarrassing him.

“Sungmin, don’t stress. I know that Daewoong’s post are extremely inappropriate, and I told him to post the opposite. But, if you compare those photos to let’s say music videos or photo shoots I’ve been in, they’re equally the same. I’m well aware there is a huge difference between the two, but too late to delete them now, when there are plenty of screenshots. The worse that will come out of this is hate. I’m gonna lose fans, but I will also gain fans. When Swings comes back later, I will deal with him myself, it was my idea.” You said reassuring the group of men. “Now I will be in Swings office waiting for him, please go on with your day.”

There will definitely be a pt. 2, and I apologize if there’re any mistakes, grammar wise. Anyways I hope you guys enjoy, I haven’t made a scenario in a while, but I will try my best to make them more often. I also apologize for how short this is.

anonymous asked:

( us-sf bros) SO has a passive aggressive behaviour when they're jealous. It's not like they don't trust the skels, but they're very anxious because SO's ex always cheated on them.Sometimes SO cry thinking the boys will have enough of theme someday.

♥US Sans: Blueberry does get kind of jealous sometimes, but it has never been a that much problem for him. He’d just pushes those thoughts away because he knows that he can trust you, that or he’ll just pick you up and whisk you away from whoever he’s jealous of and play dumb when you question him about it. He is kind of flattered when he finds out that you get jealous of him, but he wants you to know that you’re the only one for him. It breaks his heart when you cry about that. He doesn’t understand how someone could be so terrible to someone as wonderful as you. He also feels likes it’s partly his fault for allowing you to feel that way about your relationship with him. He of course rushes to try and comfort you, laying on as may compliments and kisses as he can manage. He’s going to paying extra close attention to you from then on, being a lot more affectionate (which is already a lot) and complimenting you on everything that he finds wonderful about you.

♥US Papyrus: For such a lazy guy, Stretch can get pretty jealous. He usually doesn’t act on his jealously though, besides teleporting you away from the person he’s jealous of, but he only does that if he knows that you’re uncomfortable with the situation as well. On the flip side, Stretch has a habit of playfully flirting with everyone. Your jealously was never really something that he considered, it’s not that he’s inconsiderate, he just never thought himself worthy of getting jealous over, that’s why he’s so surprised to see that you actually are. He just kind of laughs it off reassuring you that you don’t need to be jealous over him, he’d never leave you. When he finds you crying, the guilt hits him hard, he knows that this is partly his fault and finding out that all of your former S/Os always cheated on you just makes it worse. He holds you close to him, reassuring you that you’re perfect and he could never be sick of you. He’ll be extra cuddly for the next few days and since then, he has given up his habit of playfully flirting with anyone other than you. 

♥SF Sans: Raspberry gets CRAZY jealous about the most mundane things. Whether it be people making advances on you, your friends or basically anything else you focus your attention on for long periods of time without acknowledging him. Even if your attraction to these things isn’t romantic, when you’re together, he wants you all to himself. Part of him feels proud when you get jealous of him as well, of course you’d want him all to yourself, he’s amazing! After he finds you crying and finds out the reason why, he gets pissed. How dare those disgusting ingrates treat your with such disrespect. Raspberry is not the best at comforting people, but there is one thing that he’s sure of, he could never get sick of you, you’re the only person in the multiverse who has proven worthy to be the datemate of The Maleficent Sans, and there is no way he’s about to let you go. Hey, if you’d like, tell him the names of your exes so that he can go teach them each a special lesson *wink wink*.

♥SF Papyrus: That is basically the way Rus feels (except without the cheating part, you’re his very first S/O). Rus gets jealous surprising easy. Well technically, he only gets “jealous jealous” when he sees someone flirting with you or making romantic advances towards you. He doesn’t get jealous of your friends or anyone that he knows you have a platonic relationship with, he does crave your attention a lot though. If you’re focused on something and he wants your attention, he’ll wraps his arms around you from behind, nuzzling into you and purring until you have no choice but to give in and acknowledge him. He does this a lot if you’re on your computer, reading or talking to someone on the phone, anytime you’re doing something and he wants to love you or cuddle. Seeing you cry is one of the most painful things in the world to him, and he’s at your side right away, holding you close and kissing the tears away. Hearing what those people did to you just makes his marrow boil, he’ll make sure to pay them each a special visit, but his priority right now is making you feel better. How many times does he have to teach you this lesson, you beautiful fool?!? Don’t be sad around Rus unless you’re prepared to be stuck in bed and cuddled into oblivion! (Don’t take that the wrong way, Rus absolutely loves trapping you in bed with him and cuddling)

Happy Birthday Phil!

Summary: Dan doesn’t know what to get Phil for his birthday, so Pj offers to help. Although what Dan doesn’t know, is that Pj’s offering up Dan.

Word Count: 3.1k

TW: none

Genre: Fluff (despite how smutty the summary makes it sound haha)

i wrote this for phil’s birthday! he’ll be getting a ton of presents today so i figured that all of us should get one too :]

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Fey is not an unusual cat.

Or rather, Fey is somewhat of an unusual cat, but when people say she’s unusual, that’s not what they’re talking about.  They usually comment on how much she communicates with me, and say they wish they had “a cat like Fey”, and then describe their own cats in terms that make it very clear that the issue isn’t the type of cat, but the type of relationship they have with their cat.

[Image description: Fey in bed with me and a lot of yarn while I hold a crochet project in one hand and she touches her paw to my other hand while we look at each other.]

Which is not necessarily their fault, but which is a completely different situation from Fey just being an unusual cat.

If Fey lived with them, they would rapidly discover that they didn’t have “a cat like Fey” either.  They would probably decide she was mean and standoffish and uncommunicative.  Because it’s not her, it’s them.

I can’t explain to anyone how to have a deep relationship with a cat or any other being.(1)  

But I can say that if you take any cat, and try really hard to listen to them and understand them and engage with them on the same level of emotional complexity that you would engage with a human being on, then you’re likely to get better results, and a better relationship with your cat, than if you treat them as food-devouring mousing machines who only like you because you feed them and are probably just faking affection to manipulate you.  Or even just if you treat them better than that, but not really taking them all that seriously.  

Taking a cat seriously is the first step to having the kind of relationship I have with Fey.  And I can tell you right now that it’s not Fey that’s unusual about our relationship.  It’s our relationship that’s unusual.  Put Fey in a context where she isn’t being respected or understood or seen as emotionally complex and a real actual being with thoughts and feelings about the world, and she’ll look like “just any other cat” to you, and possibly like a particularly mean cat at that.

Which is why it’s sad but almost funny to me when people tell me “I wish I had a cat like Fey, my cat is so mean.”  And then describe a situation where Fey would be twenty times as mean if she had to live in it, than their cat is being (when their cat is being mean at all, which isn’t always).

Mind you, I’m not a cat whisperer.  People try and call me that but I find that pretty offensive (to cats).  I do not understand all of what Fey tells me.  I don’t even understand a quarter of what Fey tells me.  Fey and I fight on a regular basis, we misunderstand each other constantly, and we get frustrated about our inability to get basic information across to each other in both directions, and sometimes that ends up as frustration with each other.

But seriously?

If you start with respecting the intellectual and emotional complexity of your cat, and the fact that your cat is your equal in terms of worth and value (equal doesn’t mean alike, so nobody blast me for using that word, I find that really irritating and I’m especially irritable at the moment because I’m sick).

And if you make a serious long-term good-faith effort to understand and communicate with your cat as who the cat is, not as who you want or imagine the cat to be. (2)  (This may take a lot of time if you’ve been projecting your own fantasies over the top of your cat, because your cat has doubtless noticed and responded to you in kind, and it will possibly take a long while to build trust.)

Then you have a good chance of, if not “having a cat like Fey”, having an amazing, fulfilling, complex, and demanding relationship with your cat, in ways you didn’t dream were possible.  Which is what people seem to mean when they say they “want a cat like Fey”.

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Title: Paint Me in A Million Dreams // Author: Green_feelings @greenfeelings // Rating: Mature // Word Count: 110024 // Chapter AU - Enemies to Lovers // Completed: 07/03/2017 

Actual Summary: Harry’s one of Hollywood’s biggest actors, has made a name for himself in prestigious films and lives the life of a superstar. There’s just one thing missing to make it picture-perfect, but the one Harry’s in love with is completely out of reach for him. Enter Louis, one of Hollywood’s biggest actors himself, who just came out of the closet and taps new genres in the industry. When Louis sacks the role Harry auditioned for in Scorsese’s next big film, their irrational feud starts. Who could have guessed it would get even worse when for promo season, their teams decide to present them as a couple for publicity?

In short, Harry’s in love with someone and doesn’t care about dating anyone else, Louis never felt home in L.A., Liam writes love songs for someone he shouldn’t write love songs to, and Niall makes everything better with good food.

Green’s Summary: Louis and Harry are both actors. They’re both really good actors. Except that Louis has starred in more comedic roles while Harry has done more serious roles. So enter Louis with something to prove and a little bit of a chip on his shoulder and Harry an actor that’s been on the scene a little longer and is kind of bitter about not landing the lead role against Louis. So they hate each other until they don’t.

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What’s Your Number (USA, 2011)

Predictions: Nothing to predict! We predict our delight at this Chris Evans romp that takes place in Boston!

Plot: One day, Anna Faris, a typical mess of a human being, reads in some magazine for ladies that ladies have an average of 10.5 sexual partners in their lifetimes. If a lady has more than 20, she will die alone. THAT’S RIGHT, LADIES!!!! As soon as that 20th penis crosses the finish line into your vagina, you will perish/no one will marry you/all your eggs will dry up, etc.

At the time that Anna Faris reads this extremely scientific finding, she has only slept with 19 people, phew; so the next guy will surely be Mr. Right! But then, when he isn’t, she embarks on a desperate quest to track down all her exes, figuring that the only available solution is to marry one of them. A completely reasonable course of action, of course. How would Anna Faris or any other ladies get through the day without the solid advice of lady magazines??

Unfortunately, Anna Faris is not as good a Google-stalker as us some other people, nobody we know, might be. So she enlists the help of her hot naked neighbor Chris Evans, a stereotypically commitment-phobic musician, whom she pays for his assistance in food and the service of helping him get rid of one-night stands. Chris Evans helps her track down a motley array of ex-boyfriends, including psycho puppeteer Andy Samberg, formerly-fat Chris Pratt, and Martin Freeman, with whom Anna Faris APPARENTLY PRETENDED TO BE BRITISH, AND IT’S SO FUNNY, YOU GUYS, SO FUNNY.

Eventually, of course, as we all knew would happen, Chris Evans and Anna Faris catch feelings. They are spending all their time together, living in each other’s homes, having a grand old time, so, you know, it’s not like anyone saw that coming. But Anna Faris, obsessed with lady magazines as she is, doesn’t think Chris Evans is marriage material, so she COULDN’T POSSIBLY BE WITH HIM, even though his everything is amazing and they, like, are clearly in love. Instead, she throws him over for the annoyingly successful ex who’s been her #1 obsession since the search began (and whose phone number Chris Evans pretended not to have; shame on you, Chris Evans, but then again, you did catch feelings…TSK).

Long story short, Anna Faris eventually sees the error of her ways, ditches Annoyingly Successful Ex at her sister’s wedding, and rushes to find Chris Evans at a different wedding, where his band is playing. She crashes the joint, they confess their love, and later they bang. Further good news for Anna Faris: apparently she didn’t actually sleep with Aziz Ansari, so she IS within the 20-or-fewer-penises limit! Lucky her, she will not be burned at the stake. 

In conclusion, lady magazines know where it’s at, and nary a lady could ever find love without adhering to their instructions.

Best Scene: OBVIOUSLY THE SCENE where they play strip Horse in the Garden. Fucking amazing. Nothing has ever been so perfect. Runner-up: Chris Evans’s face when he realizes that Anna Faris spent her entire relationship with Martin Freeman speaking in a fake British accent. 

Worst Scene: Joel McHale, why so gross???? Don’t shake his hand, Chris Evans!!!!

Best Line: “I broke it. If you were on Twitter, you would know that already.” – Chris Evans, when Anna Faris asks where his coffeepot is, because apparently she’s some kind of social-media-less alien, and he’s in the midst of making her a Facebook???? In 2011?!?!

Worst Line: If, by “worst line,” you mean “totally bizarre attitude towards sex in the modern age,” how about that conversation where Annoyingly Successful Ex weirdly seems to think that, because they lost their virginities to each other, Anna Faris literally won’t have slept with anyone else in the intervening 10-15 years???? Run, Anna Faris. He is a weird dude. Could be a Duggar in disguise. STEALTH DUGGARS!!!!!!!! (…Do we make too many Duggar jokes?)

Highlights of the Watching Experience: EVERYTHING!!!!!!!! First of all, let us issue a disclaimer that when anything takes place in Boston, we’re wildly biased. Second of all, Chris Evans is a gem from heaven, and by that we mean, Sudbury. Third of all, this is a very funny and delightful movie, guest-starring every comedian you’ve ever known, and the relationship between Chris Evans and Anna Faris is incredibly charming, and their love confession doesn’t seem super weird, because we’ve actually seen them getting to know each other pretty well, and EVERYTHING IS AMAZING…except for the premise, which is like a terrible Victorian throwback. Kthxbye.

How Many POC in the Film: A fair number of black people, though not in major roles – Anna Faris’s sister’s friend, Chris Pratt’s new fiancée, Anna Faris’s gay politician ex, that singer at the wedding… No Asians, though. (Really? No Asians in Cambridge?? No Asians in scrubs in line for a sandwich at the deli????) Clearly this entire film somehow takes place in the one block of Boston that doesn’t feature a hospital or major university. #perpetuating stereotypes of ourselves sorryyyy #home sweet home

Alternate Scenes: Well… Assuming we’ve gone ahead and accepted this premise, this movie could pretty much stay exactly as it is, minus that last twist where we find out that she’s only at 20 after all. We would love for Chris Evans to be #21 and for Anna Faris to not care if he were #4785947389654. (Except, you know, if he were #4785947389654, practically one would wonder how she ever got anything else done in her life besides having sex. Shocking that she was holding down a job, really, before Joel McHale fired her.)

Also, maybe a scene that explained how Anna Faris was supporting herself through what seems to be possibly months of unemployment.

Was the Poster Better or Worse than the Film: …Worse? Minus the tagline, the poster is the story of local businesswoman Anna Faris trying to pick up Chris Evans, a townie bartender. “What’s your number?” she slurs, sloshing her vodka cranberry. “It’s time for you to go,” he says, patiently. “Let me give you my number!” she insists, and scrawls down an illegible collection of digits. (Spoiler alert: he never calls her, because he cannot read her napkin. The end.) 

Score: 8.5 out of 10 lady-magazine-unsanctioned smooches. Tsk.

Ranking: 7, out of the 85 movies we’ve seen so far.

From Con to Con (Part Seventeen)

Masterlist

Part Sixteen

A/N: Woke up feeling refreshed so I finished editing this chapter! Wooo! (Yay for not having work today!) Hope you all have a lovely day. 

Word Count: 9,491

Warnings: kissing, language, discussion of horrible boyfriends and sex, protective friends

The past two weeks had been amazing. Going on dates with Rob and spending almost all your time with him was everything you hoped it would be like. Ever since you returned back home to L.A. after the Houston convention, you had spent almost your time with him. There had been times that you had to pinch yourself to make sure that you hadn’t made everything up but it was definitely real.

Nothing had changed really now that you two were a couple, except for being able to kiss Rob, and that was something you quiet enjoyed. You felt comfortable with Rob, really comfortable with him and you knew that this was what a relationship was supposed to be like. To think, you could have been in this relationship earlier if you hadn’t been so self-absorbed in your own thoughts. That was the past though and you wanted to focus on your relationship with him instead. The bubble that you and Rob had put around yourself since coming home from the Houston convention did eventually have to break and here you were at another convention.

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The Twice-Told Tale -   For someone he’d hero-worshiped for so long, Steve Rogers in the flesh is a pretty big disappointment. For one thing, he keeps looking at Tony as though he reminds him of someone else, and even if he never says anything, Tony’s pretty sure it’s his father. A lifetime of not measuring up to Howard’s expectations is more than enough, thank you very much, and he’s certainly not going to make an effort to live up to any of Steve’s. Steve’s pretty clearly failed to live up to his expectations, in any case, and that’s not hypocritical at all.

Darling Heart - Tony stared at Steve, trying to figure out what his response should be. He had no idea what to do, because people didn’t do that, nobody told Tony Stark they loved him, nobody except for Rhodey that one time and Rhodey had been blackout drunk so it probably didn’t count anyway, and besides–“Tony,” Steve said, swallowing hard, his face still deathly pale. “Tony, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean–”

Semaphore -  “I’m trying to like you, Tony. You’re just making it very hard.”

Rom-Commed By Fate(Or JARVIS) -  The best thing about being an Artificial Intelligence is the ability to parse, filter and modify the things people say until you’ve got the cause to do exactly what you wanted in the first place. Or, in which JARVIS cock blocks Tony into having an actual relationship.

If Through a Door - Tony is accused of murder on an alien planet; Steve marries him to bring him home.

The Best Policy -  Tony Stark breezes through life on bluster and bullshit. When he gets hit by a truth spell, he locks himself away in his workshop so he can find a way to reverse it without anyone finding out. So why can’t he say no when Steve keeps asking to spend time with him?

And The Void Would Be Calling -  Tony could be suffering from amnesia, a hitch-hiker from a parallel dimension, a ghost or maybe a time-traveller. He’s sure he could work out the answer if Steve would just stop pretending he was Tony’s boyfriend.

Take Care, I’m Easily Broken -  Tony isn’t the type of person to pine quietly.

If At First -  Where Tony is stupid and Steve has been waiting for a long time.

Bulletproof - At age fifteen, Steve Rogers had been in love with Tony Stark.By age twenty, he’d (mostly) gotten over it. And then he promptly became Tony Stark’s fuck buddy.

The Last Love Song of Anthony E.Stark -  After contracting an Asgardian virus, Tony starts forgetting things. And people. And Steve.

10 Things I Hate About You - It’s amazing how Steve and Tony could screw up something as simple as hate-sex.Alternatively: Love and hate may be two sides of the same coin, but moving from one to the other is far more complex than we really give people credit for.

Soul Bomb -  Suddenly everyone in Manhattan has someone else’s voice in their head. Tony got Steve’s, for his sins.

Sins of the Father -  The thing purred into his ear, “Howard Stark once called Tony his greatest creation. He said it was because he believed Tony was going to change the world. Do you think that was the truth, Steven Rogers? Or do you think he had an ulterior motive?”

Take Two -  Steve loses his memory, but he gets the feeling he’s lost a lot more. Who exactly is Tony Stark to him, and why won’t he come out of the basement?

Wait & Sea -  In which Tony and Steve get sent on an undercover mission aboard a cruise ship to make contact with Hydra. In this AU the military has kept the discovery and defrosting of Captain America a secret, so Steve and Tony have never met before. Yet they are to pose as newlyweds….

Coming Home -  When S.H.I.E.L.D. approaches Tony Stark to help with their 1940s deception for Steve Rogers, to be a semi-familiar face and name to help re-introduce him to the world, Tony agrees on one condition - that it’s his show to run. And at first, it seems like his plan’s going off without a hitch. What he doesn’t account for, however, are his own growing feelings for Steve.

Two’s a Crowd -  If Steve were any deeper in the closet his ass would be in Narnia.

i stole the keys to this guy -  Where it was Nick Fury’s idea, but he didn’t mean it like that

But With a Whimper -  Steve fucks Tony against a wall.

Tony Stark On the Rocks -  Tony can’t figure out why his dates keep bolting. It’s okay, though, because Steve’s always around to keep him entertained.

Stand Back, I’m Going to Try Science -  Soulmates are a rare and cherished thing, a simple touch of hands bringing love that lasts forever. By all the rules of romance, they’re meant to wait for each other and to trust in the vagaries of fate to bring them together. Tony’s never been good at waiting, and when he has science on his side, who needs fate?

But Loving Him is Red - “It is- it is not just destined, Steve Rogers. It will reach through the decades, through entire universes if it has to. It will scour the galaxies without rest until the two of you are standing next to each other. Migardians-Migardians call them soulmates, I believe." -Through the decades, through layers of realities, through superheroes and tangles of string- it will always be them.

(First Impressions Are)A Work in Progress -  Tony has a point system for the times he can get Steve to be less than perfect.

In the Springtime of His Voodoo -  “I’m removing Captain Rogers from this base, but not from active duty. I want him as SHIELD’s liaison to Stark Industries first and foremost. He’ll report directly to me,” Fury says. “As it is, your identity as Captain America is not public knowledge and it will remain that way until I say otherwise. That said, if you think you can get Tony Stark to work with you if you disclose that information, you have permission to do so.”

Vice City

Prompt: where reader is a sniper for the fahc and she uses sex to refresh after heists and jobs to unwind. 

Pairing: FAHC x female reader. 

Warnings: hinted past abuse/childhood physical abuse, sex, pain kink, biting kink, choking, gun kink, knife kink, swears, bluntness, feelings of guilt, angst, smut..

Author’s note: I no longer like that it’s broken into parts so I’m just gonna put it all right here. Besides it’s gotta be shorter than Love You Till the End of Time. And that had seven chapters. 

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You got up to the penthouse door, and opened it. Taking your rifle from your shoulder and setting it on the counter you got to work cleaning it down. No one else was back yet and rightfully so seeing as everyone else had been on the ground. They’d been with each other and would be back to the penthouse or safe house when they could. You busied yourself with cleaning your weapon. Taking it apart entirely and wiping down each piece before putting it back together again.

You had just finished wiping the whole piece off again with some cleansing polish when Michael burst through the door of the penthouse followed closely by Gavin. Gavin had shirt tied around his arm and you noticed the red colour of blood seeping through. Without a word you got the first aid kit from under the sink and went into the living room to start patching Gavin up. You got the bullet out of his shoulder and took out needle and thread without so much as a grunt and after he was patched up you turned to Michael. “The others?” He heard your concern even if you didn’t show it and said, “They should be along.” Then he walked over to Gavin and made sure he was alright. 

You started cleaning up the kit and bandages and the ruined shirt Gavin had over his wound when the door opened again and Jeremy and Ryan came in, followed shortly after by Jack and Geoff. Once everyone was back, the feeling was starting to get to you. You walked over to Michael and quietly asked how he was. “Tired but fine. Gavin was the only one injured and it was a stupid pig who shot him.” He said, getting annoyed. “Feel like getting some frustration out?” You asked and offered him your hand. Michael looked up at you and grinned. He knew about your vice as did the rest of the crew and they were fine with it. Plus it helped when either of them were feeling frustrated after a mission, you’d happily let them take it out on you. 

You stood up, Michael grabbing your offered hand and walked out of the penthouse suite, going down three floors because with Michael you knew something would be broken and the first time that had happened Geoff had come running but found out it was just really rough with you and Michael and he’d gone red-faced back up to the top suite. Once the door was slammed shut Michael shoved you up against it. “Need some cool-down time huh (Y/N)?” “You know it Jones. And don’t you dare go easy on me.” You said as he knocked your head against the door and earned a pained moan from you. 

He gripped you by the hair and forced you down to your knees, already using his other hand to slip his belt off. You opened up his jeans and pulled him out of his boxers before taking him all the way down your throat. He fucked your mouth and you took it, barely even getting teared up and you were loving every second of it. The relationship you had with Michael was rough, not just in the bedroom. When you first met, neither of you had liked the other, but now you had a way to both be angry, while also getting something out of it. Once he’d worked up a good rhythm he was pulling you off him, and back up by your hair which you internally moaned at the sting it left behind, so he could bite at your neck and kiss you, just as much as he bit you. 

You were gripping his arms tightly, knowingly leaving crescent shaped marks into his biceps but he didn’t care as he lifted you effortlessly into his arms and carried you across the room, away from the door. He purposely ran you into objects, sure to leave bruises on you the next day but you didn’t care because then his mouth had slipped to your chest where he’d dropped you long enough to rip your shirt open. He’d nosed your bra out of the way impatiently and was now sucking and nibbling at your breast and the slight pinches from his teeth made your head fall back. Then he was back to carrying you only to throw you across the room, you landing on the floor only for you to get up and throw a punch at him. He didn’t doge it, instead he took it and you’d landed it right in his side. He let out a grunt before he was smacking you across the cheek. Let’s just say your love life with Michael was anything but loving. 

You were both rough and tough on each other, to the point where Geoff had to talk with both of you about being too bruised up for jobs, but he hadn’t been that hard. At first he’d even thought it came from external sources, that maybe you’d each gotten in different fights but when he found you bruised up along with some black and blues on Michael in conspicuous places, he’d pieced it together and left it alone. Only checking in on either of you if it got really bad, but that had yet to happen. 

You coughed out as Michael started cutting off your air supply, one hand on your neck while the other wormed its way into your pants. “Harder.” You spat out as you tried to gasp for air and Michael’s eyes flashed with a brief amount of concern before choking you further. You gasped again as Michael continued to close off your air supply. He successfully slid a finger up your slit and then in he went, crooking it in all the right places until you were shaking from stimulation and lack of oxygen. “M-Michael.” You managed to choke out and he kept fingering you, only letting go of your throat when you started to cross your legs around his hand and relishing the orgasm that followed, only showing you stars. 

When you opened them Michael was slipping his hand out and all you could do was clutch at your throat and watch as Michael slipped the finger he just had in you, in his mouth. He sucked it off lewdly and your knees felt weak at the sight and from now being able to breathe normally again. “Fucking, get over here.” You said, your voice gravely and Michael smashed his mouth on yours, slipping his tongue in so you could taste the both of you together. Your eyes rolled back at the thought of it all. With Michael it got rough and dirty and amazing. Not to say the others weren’t good too, but something you had with Michael, you didn’t have with anyone else in the crew. 

It might have been because you were both easily annoyed, or because you’d been so grumpy towards meeting the other. When you had sex it was like you were having angry sex twenty-four seven. From start to finish it was like that, and especially after jobs, for you it was two-fold. With Michael, having sex after a job or heist, especially if something went wrong was a way for you to feel grounded once again. It also helped when his dick was stretching you in the best ways and you could feel that feeling of fullness. You could say you liked to ride dick, but it was more that that. It was your way of keeping your sanity, sure everyone has their vices, yours just happened to be sex. But only within the crew, you weren’t that far lusted over that you’d fuck anything willing. You had to have some form of connection, with Michael it just happened to be a fiery one. Which if you think about it, it was coincidental him being the explosives expert. 

You took a deep breath as Michael pulled you to the bed, flinging you onto it, then climbing on behind you. You both were naked now, and he was more than ready. He surged into you without much of a warning besides a kiss to your neck where he sucked a hickey into. Your back was to him as it so often was whenever you had sex. Michael liked to bite your neck and through the many positions you’d tried, he preferred this one the most. Which worked fine for you especially when he’d pick you up and angled you so your back was pressed to his chest and the only thing on the mattress were your knees. Hands against the headboard and the stimulation that the new angle would cause, would only make you more thankful you were a couple floors down so the rest of the crew wouldn’t hear your screams as much. When he finally finished and you had for a second or third time would he slip out of you and get a cloth to clean you both up. You’d usually pass out and he’d lay there with you but only rarely would you two cuddle. Every relationship you had with the crew, they had a different one with each other. 

With you and Michael it was angry sex and frustration relief. Also a good fight if you needed to let off steam, you were always there to spar with or even take a few hits. Michael and Gavin were like best friends, sure they’d touch tips from time to time especially if they were both drunk but it never went beyond that. Ryan and Michael were rough as well but there was more aftercare involved, same with you and Ryan though you shared a kink with him, that you didn’t have with anyone else in the crew. Jeremy and Michael were the best of bros and could be seen having Mario Cart races with each other and shopping for assorted kinds of weapons. Jack and Michael had the relationship everyone except Geoff had with Jack and that she was the alpha mom. Always making sure everyone was okay after a fight and always there to cheer up those who might be sad. Jack was like, super mom baker of everything and slayer of anyone to try and cross her or her family. Geoff and Michael had kind of a daddy relationship but you didn’t complain because you had a dad relationship with Geoff too and you could understand somewhat. Geoff could get overprotective at times, especially when he found out about yours and Ryan’s kink but as long as you were careful.. 

Everyone had their own relationships with everyone in the crew differently and it might be a messed up family, with the parents being the most feared crime lords in Los Santos history but it was your own and it worked and you couldn’t be happier. You sighed as you opened your eyes to find Michael playing with your hair. “Hey you.” You said sleepily and curled over on your other side to face him. “Hey.” He said back and continued to play with your hair. “What’re you thinking about?” You asked him and he sighed, “Just thinking about the cop that shot Gav.” He said and you got a smirk on your face, “Know who he is?” You asked and Michael caught your expression, “Pretty sure you and I can find him.” He said and then sat up to get redressed. “You know it Jones.” You said before getting dressed as well.

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I’m rather annoyed at the amount of people framing Mon-El as abusive. You are shaping his actions to fit criteria.

To a different point on the same train, learning to forgive, and to understand someone else point of view, is not a bad thing. Kara has been dismissive of everyone’s point of view, and feelings, except for Alex, from at least the beginning of the season. She never lets anyone else explain their thinking or their actions - it’s her way or the high way. That is not being an independent badass women, that is being a person who does not understand empathy. To be an independent but great woman, is to be able to have your own opinions, but to consider others as well.

Mon-El has only ever been exposed to one way of living almost his entire life. He grew up thinking slavery for example was normal. There is no excuse for slavery, but the fact is if you grow up in the kind of environment where it exists, you grow up thinking it is normal. Since getting to earth, mon-el has slowly but steadily been learning a new standard of morality, something anyone would have immense trouble with. He has been learning and adjusting his behaviour to go with it. More and more he listens to Kara and considers what she’s saying. When you come to realise how wrong your past behaviour was, would you not be ashamed, sacred that those around you would hate you? It is a normal thing to keep secrets which we fear could lead to this.

Behaviour is learned, and Mon-el has shown himself willing to learn how to be better.

Lastly people have said it’s racist that she forgave mon-el for lying to her so quickly, and not James. I cannot say if this was racist, I’m not sure, I can’t see inside the minds of the writers. But there is the fact that people usually forgive someone they are in love with much faster than friends. What I do know is that Mon-el and supergirl were a thing in the comics, and the writers perhaps are having an easier time writing for the show with a basic guideline, then creating a romance themselves (if anything I think this simply speaks to the incompetency of the writers to direct a superhero show without a baseline).

Being the protagonist does not mean Kara needs to be a block of self-sufficient emotion. Feminism is to provide equal opportunity - opportunity to contribute, and opportunity to make mistakes and learn from them. Kara being in love with a man who is still learning to be a rounded person, does not mean she has lost her ‘character development’. To me it means she has gained some.

If her and mon-el grow to find they are not in fact 'in’ love with each other, that’s fine, it’s character development which could be great to watch. If they develop Lena and Kara’s storyline to where they fall in love, I will be happy to see that too. Just don’t say that Kara is any less valid or powerful because of a relationship where each person is learning more about themselves, and developing into better people.

you bring out the best of me (pg-13, 3k)

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“When I was homeless,” Cas says one day, like he does sometimes, like it isn’t a big deal, just a thing that was. “I would both dread and look forward to the rain.”

Dean looks up from where he’s counting the cash in the register, pen hovering over his thick red notebook. The rain outside drums heavily on the windows. It’s a dark autumn evening, the sky overcast and thick with cloud. Good for business; people are more likely to stop by and browse the books if it’s raining. Something about the warm glow of the store and the smell of percolating coffee draws them in, windswept and dripping on Dean’s clean floors.

“What do you mean?” Dean asks. The first time he saw Cas was in the rain, on the corner of Main and 10th. He’d been meeting Sam for lunch and Cas had been hunched in the doorway of a long since abandoned toy store, a scruffy tan and white dog curled up beside him. No one was even looking at him, but Dean did.

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Homestuck Personal Arc Discussion - How the Conclusion Failed Its Characters (Pt. 2/?: Jake English)

Preface/Disclaimer:
This series is not meant to belittle or otherwise shit upon the obvious tremendous amount of artistic effort that went into Homestuck’s final updates. I think everyone can agree the conclusion was visually & aurally stunning, and I would even say that what writing that was present was also top notch. This series is purely meant to explore something many people have found fault with: the failure to deliver on arc conclusions for just about every single one of Homestuck’s main characters despite a significant amount of build up and narrative foreshadowing that such conclusions were planned. I won’t be chiming in about the main plot/plot holes/etc, either, this is purely character discussion.

What Is A Character Arc?
Also known as an “inner journey,” a character arc is generally what separates a main protagonist from a secondary, minor or background character. The successful completion of a character arc is often what allows a character to be considered “round” vs “flat” – meaning that by the end of the story they have changed in some fundamental way.

Homestuck is a coming of age story, featuring young characters thrown into impossible situations expressly meant to challenge them and grow them as people. This is actually stated in the narrative several times, but more importantly, shown to us via what actually exists of each major characters’ arc. My argument then is that these arcs were truncated with a narratively lazy conclusion, not that they didn’t exist at all – and this is a large part of why so many people are finding the conclusion unsatisfying.

Pt. 2: Jake English

Possibly the most contentious and chronically misunderstood character in the main cast, Jake English is the first Alpha we ever meet in canon, and also the first character I often see pointed when accusations of having no point, purpose or defining arc start flying around. Personally I think that Jake not only HAD an arc, but was very close to completing it – so much so that I find his conclusion one of the most unsatisfying of all. He is missing key conversations that would have wrapped him up nicely, and while they might not have convinced people who already disliked him that he was a character worthy of a second look, they would have at least let us Jake fans that do exist feel good about always, appropriately, having had faith in a character whose arc is so defined by believing in oneself.

Let’s start with Jake’s primary conflicts. (Or, as I like to call it, Jake’s Shit.)

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