because that was not the case last season

The Brun og Blid flashback Julie gave us without flashbacking

so in last nights clip this is what Sara said about Vilde…

and the crazy thing is we know exactly what she’s talking about because we LIVED IT in Noora’s POV

lets flashback shall we?

so in the beginning of s2 Vilde got a sponsor from a tanning salon and Noora was all “no fucking way, nei Vilde x 1000″

and this was her reason why

so then when Vilde continues to plead her case to Noora, Noora tells her that they shouldn’t be sexual objects and Vilde replies with

so then when she talks to Sara and Ingrid about it she basically repeats this.

(side note: okay but Noora and Eva look like proud and amused parents right now)

what I find interesting here is Sara’s face. Like she literally looks like she is judging Vilde, while Ingrid seems to be genuinely listening…but wow Sara looks annoyed af….has Julie planned this from the beginning?

but a really important thing this message Sana found has brought up…is this

Noora turned to Sana for her to agree with her argument about them not taking the sponsor but instead of agreeing with Noora

Sana looked at Vilde, realised how important this was to her and supported her <3

So I feel like what Julie has done by showing us this message from Sara, is she has once again transported us back to a moment where Sana stood up for Vilde and supported her when no one else would 

which contrasts heavily against Vilde who isn’t doing the same for Sana right now

The receipts on how much Sana has been there for Vilde keep coming up this season to further make us feel anger towards Vilde for not doing the same…

but I think this is all build up

build up for a big turn around

come on Vilde don’t let all the faith I have in you go wasted pleassseeee

I have a few thoughts about the sneak peeks and this most recent CS drama.

I get being disappointed and annoyed. I’m not here to tell anyone not to be. That said, I’m not. At first I did think it seemed very out of character, given that she literally went to hell for him last season, but thinking about it… Emma’s reaction makes sense to me, for a few reasons. It’s her initial, and emotional, reaction and it seems very “you don’t want me? Fine! I don’t want you!” to me. (We also don’t know the whole context, whether she’s assuming he’s gone or whether she’s been told in some way, etc.)

Emma is in a situation here where she is not in control. Killian left. She can’t bring him back, she can’t do anything, the ball is in his court - partly because she put it there. She’s left with a “maybe”, and Emma Swan is not good with “maybes”. She needs control, and she doesn’t have any right now. The only thing she can do is try to close the chapter herself, by putting his things away and basically saying “screw you, I am making this decision for myself”.

It’s an emotional reaction and I think it’s one she’ll probably reconsider, maybe even feel bad about later, and they’ll sort things out in the end anyway. But it doesn’t feel that out of character for me. It’s not about Killian, it’s about Emma.

Should she know that he’d never leave her? Maybe. Then again… why? Emma knows her pirate and his tendency to angst, she knows that he would totally leave if he thought it was for the best. And lest we forget, he was fully intending to leave. If not for Snow’s sudden inadvertent interference, he would have. So Emma isn’t very far off in her assessment of him there. She was almost right. And as long as that’s the case, she couldn’t trust him not to leave, because given the right circumstances and his stubborn notions of honour and self-sacrifice, he would leave. I can’t really blame her for that (especially since unlike me she’s neither seen any of his Emma-less scenes, nor can she know, whether because of narrative logic or filming spoilers, that of course he’s coming back).

The other thing is, last season, she made him stay against his will, turned him into the Dark One over it. It didn’t go well. He was furious, and rightly so. She’s learned that lesson.

This is the first time Killian has voluntarily (she thinks) left. It’s the first time Emma has dealt with a situation like this. And instead of falling apart, broken-hearted, she’s being proactive - not in a constructive way, but still. And honestly, I think this is healthier than “must get him to stay no matter the cost”. It’s Emma saying, and realising, that she doesn’t need Killian. She wants him, she chose him… but she doesn’t need him. It hurts, but she can handle it. That’s good. For both of them.

So now, when he comes back, their relationship will take another step forward. They’re learning to trust each other on a new level here. Killian has already realised that he can trust Emma with anything, that she’s not better off without him. That’s new. So when he comes back and they work this out, Emma will realise and know, from now on, that he won’t leave her voluntarily out of some misguided ideas of honour or whatever. But up until this, neither of them knew those things, because they hadn’t come up.

Their relationship is still a work in progress and they are both still learning and growing as people. They don’t always react perfectly or sensibly and they don’t always know what we know. But they’re working on it and they’re getting ever closer to a point where they’re together because they choose to be, with love and trust and honesty, and none of the insecurities and co-dependency and fears and needs that have plagued them in the past.

anonymous asked:

I was just thinking of all the times dean and cas hug and I noticed something that's annoying me, there were always someone else with them, I mean when cas and sam hug for the first time they were alone but dean and cas are never allowed anymore to have any meaningful interaction unless there's someone else around, this season they have never been in the same room alone not once, it doesn't look very hopeful anymore

I know what you mean, and it annoys me to no end. The thing is, though, judging by how Dean’s written (and, whatever he says, how Jensen plays it), I don’t see their relationship getting more distant, or anything. My impression is that basically everybody on that set, including the microphones, the chairs and the bloody donut boxes, knows that they’re very close the Gay Point of No Return - that’s what the problem is. There’s just so much unsaid crap between them, for fuck’s sake, that it defies logic that they can even function side by side. A conversation about pretzels is long, long overdue, and considering how fragile everyone is, it could really slip out at any moment. So, I don’t know - I really want to think that by now, knowing their show has been dragged through every kind of fathomable mud for queerbaiting and dishonesty and just fucking stop it if you don’t mean it, they would scale back on the gay and focus on something else if there’s really nothing there. It’s not like they lack plotlines or anything - having Mary there, for instance, was a godsend occasion to talk about their childhood and John’s abuse and whatever. Instead, well, they’re really not doing that. The last season and a half have probably been the gayest on record since the gothic romantic novel that was season 8? And this thing about interrupting a couple and not letting them talk - that’s Romance Tropes 101. Now, if that’s what they’re doing, I’m still pissed at them because in a normal story, by the time things get to this point, it’s so painfully clear the two characters dig each other and want to smooch and cuddle over every piece of furniture in the room that it can be seen from space, and in the case of Dean and Cas, this is not happening - a good 85% of the audience is still not seeing anything amiss.

So, again - I don’t think they’re putting less Destiel in there. I think they’re keeping up with the usual level of subtext they always have, and we’ll just have to wait and see if they’re being honest about it or not.

Chapter 50 Eremin Meta/ Theory/Headcanon

So, first, I’ve got to say that I’m really, really, really busy. I’ve got a graduation thesis to finish until next week, so I really can’t do much over here. Btw, I’m so glad Eremin Month and Ex0’s comeback will be after I’m done with that damn thesis, but anyway, let’s get to the topic.

First, I’ve got to say that I didn’t watch the last three or four episodes of Season 2 (I really don’t remember where I stopped, that’s how crazy I am over everything I have to do). In any case, I knew that the chapter 50 episode would come out one of these weeks, and I checked the Eremin tag because, well, I wanted a sneak-peak of how bad it would be. Well, from what I’ve seen, it was bad indeed.

So, I grabbed my volume 12 and went to look again at the scene, just to soothe myself a little (or to scream over how baffling this whole thing is, whichever you prefer), and I noticed something. starts talking and Ere.n looks at Armi.n, we all know it. But then, says the following:

Ere.n is looking at her, alright? Look how cute this Ere//Mika moment is. We can’t deny that it is touching, though I can’t look at it with shipper eyes. Anyway, then, in the next page, we have this:

I don’t think it’s too clear in this image, but in my printed version is it clear enough to me. I’ll point it out: says she’s thankful for Eren being with her and she says “Thank you for teaching me how to live”, as you can see above. Then, Ere.n is looking at her, but in the last panel we have here, you can see that he tilts his body AND face towards Ar.min, while’s back is facing Ar.min, which means Ere,n isn’t looking at her. I’m not here to belittle’s and Ere;n’s relationship. What I wanted to say is: Ere.n hears what says and looks at Ar.min. My shipper goggles say it’s not coincidence. Let’s see why:

From what we’ve seen, Isa.yama has emphasized time and time again that it was Ar.min who has shown Ere.n a new perspective of life, and, from there, Ere.n has a goal in life, he’s not living meaninglessly. Ar.min was responsible for that, and it is explicitly said in the manga more than once. I’ll just throw here one of these moments, so people who don’t pay enough attention won’t say I’m delusional (and because I’m never tired of this scene):

So, what does this all mean? Well, after said that Ere.n taught her how to live, he looks at Ar.min. Coincidence? My shipper goggles say no. What I take from this is: Ere.n looks at Ar.min because, in his case, Ar.min is the one he’s thankful for teaching him how to live, and he doesn’t want to lose that. But this is just a theory to make me feel better about that damn anime, my headcanon. If anyone agrees, great; If not, it’s okay, but if you come to throw shit at me, well, I don’t have time to discuss, but if I had, I have an arsenal of receipts to throw at anyone who comes saying eremin isn’t all that.

Hope we can all overcome this and that Isa;yama proves us again, as he always does, how important they are to each other.

I’ve been thinking...

…and re-evaluating my priorities these days, and I’ve realized that for me joining this fandom has always been about Hook/Colin. Colin’s portrayal of Hook made me want to try and give the show a second chance, when I’ve all but given up on it mid S1. It never was about Jen/Emma for me. Although I won’t deny that both the actress (Jen) and the character (Emma) have grown on me considerably in the last couple of seasons. And I’m still devastated over this no more Emma/CS situation.

Some say they were drawn to the show because it was about strong women, not the case for me (don’t get me wrong; I deeply believe in gender equalty & will fight tooth and nail if told otherwise, it’s not that). Why? It’s quite simple actually; in my reality I’m surrounded by strong women; women that struggle to provide for their families, educate their children, keep their families safe & happy… I see it. Daily. But what I don’t see are men - men strong enough to realize how brilliant those women are.

That’s when Killian Jones comes into play, a man that doesn’t shy away from the fact that Emma Swan has bested him & keeps reminding her how bloody brilliant she is every single day. A man that accepts his own mistakes and takes responsibility for his actions. He’s not a saint, he fails constantly; be it fighting his nemesis or his own demons, but one thing never changes - he doesn’t give up, he wants to be better & he’d do anything for love. That’s the kind of man I want to see, well, at least on screen.

It’s true I was attracted to a pretty face at first (not only the face to be totally honest ;)), but pretty faces never make me stay. It takes much, much more than that. It takes courage, strengh, loyalty, love… basically all the qualities Killian Jones has shown during his character development arc.

And last but not least, it’s the actor’s personality that counts a lot; one that is talented, considerate, modest, loyal to family & friends, fiercely dedicated to his work & the character he plays. You know who I’m talking about, right? :)

so yeah, if you still have any doubts, that was me professing my undying love for Killian Jones & Colin O’Donoghue

& obviously my very own reasons for staying in the fandom :)

I’m not completely satisfied with that tbh

I knew Hardy and Miller couldn’t leave, and I knew Take My Leave of You had to be about Mark and Beth, but what are we meant to make of Mark’s movements? do we assume he’s going to kill joe or kill himself now?

the ferocious fight between Jim and Ed at the party - did they ever fully explain that? was it purely over work hours?

what the heck was up with mackerel boy? just a red herring? but what was he hiding that made him lie about the fish and where he was?

what happens to Jim and Cath now? Jim was so shady by the end of it, good lord

why did Ian’s girlfriend send those threatening messages to Trish? at that stage, what did she want her to shut up about? 

also fuck Ian I don’t trust that dude to do good deeds, he needs to stay 5 billion feet away from Trish

would also have liked more of a wrap up with Harford (and whyyy did she touch the twine with bare hands last ep)

the young/old generational divide worked pretty well, showing there’s good and bad on both sides… I had a feeling it’s be youths and videos involved

tinder date is still weird and irrelevant, unless it was purely to show that hardy was being a bad dad at that point, but that brand of bad daddery still doesn’t suit hardy. still seems tremendously out of character to happen at that point in the case.

is that really it for joe? I know that Trish’s procedural case had to come first, but after what happened in the first 2 seasons I don’t buy for a second that he would stay away from his sons

I’m still sad we didn’t get a scene where Ellie could play/speak to Fred, and also that we didn’t get her talking to Tom after Michael’s arrest

also what was up with Ellie’s dad? is the only reason he’s in this season because he had to provide free childcare so Ellie could run off on the case constantly? if that’s so, why not just bring in the pre-established, and conspicuously absent, Lucy to give the free childcare? what the hell did her dad contribute? I was hoping for a conversation that properly explained his presence, his motive for STAYING AWAY during the events of the first 2 seasons, but nothing. I guess he was a bad male role model for Tom but???? why.

I was perfectly fine with this being the last season because I trusted everything would come to a satisfying, firm conclusion, but so much feels shaky and tenuous I wonder if Chibbers has deliberately held a bit back, just in case he ever wants to come back to this world and write for them again

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“i’m now caught up on eight podcasts, woot woooot!  and seven of them…”

what podcasts?

naturally all of the night vale guys’ (both written and produced):

  • within the wires
  • alice isn’t dead
  • the orbiting human circus (of the air)
  • welcome to night vale

i feel like everyone knows how great those are, and if they don’t then they know to give them the benefit of the doubt because jeffrey cranor and joseph fink have earned at least that.  so i won’t blather on about how wonderful they are [coughs].  then i’ve caught up to these in the past month:

  • eos 10, i’ve just listened to the last episode today and, holy hell, it has to be up at the tippy top of favorites.  the humor in it is so freaking on point; laughing out loud in public for no apparent reason is always super fun, right?  if there’s a cooler girl than jane johns, well, that’s probably what she’s going to end up in prison for: eliminating the competition.  dr. urvidian and ryan dalias as rehabbing reluctant doctor friends in space is the best relationship ever conceived of and i defy you to prove otherwise.
  • the strange case of starship iris, this literally just started, the first episode dropping just the 10th of last month and i already want to give my whole heart to it (and violet liu).  real illuminae vibe to it that i like a loooot.
  • the bright sessions, HI, HEY, HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS BECAUSE I AM PRETTY GROTESQUELY OBSESSED WITH THIS.  if you weren’t aware of that: here ya go.
  • wolf 359 (my only non-gays of the bunch - though they’re not necessarily out of the running, there are no romantic subplots to this three seasons in - which i also enjoy the hell out of), this one deals with a ragtag group of uniquely brilliant misfits orbiting and observing a red dwarf star… that’s totally normal and stuff.

agentraven007  asked:

Could you describe how Ravenclaws feel when Spring comes around?

It’s finally getting warmer where I live, so I’m definitely in the mood to answer this ask! 

- Spring feverrrr baby

- Feel the urge to go outside and be outdoorsy, but no actual motivation to be active because they’re busy and that’s too much work

- Unless they’re an athletic type of Ravenclaw, in which case they probably run/fly around while daydreaming about their summer fantasies

- Seriously, Ravenclaws are idealists when it comes to warm weather

- Try to plan their summer vacation to perfection, but lose interest and end up organizing it at the last minute

- End up ditching their robes when it gets too hot, then accidentally forgetting and leaving them lying around (much to the chagrin of prefects)

- Since spring is the season of loooove, love potions are high in demand at Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes

- Either that, or Ravenclaw is really cynical about how goofy and romantic all their friends are acting

- Like to make fun of Gryffindor for doing stupid flying stunts just because it’s nice outside. “Why?? It’s still dangerous!”

- A great time for photographer Ravenclaws 

- Have mixed feelings about wanting to go be in nature vs. wanting to stay inside and read forever

- Lowkey stressed about exams but trying not to think about it

- Ravenclaws who like making visual art love spring because there are so many beautiful things to paint/draw!

- Start grilling their friends about summer plans because what to do?

- Will only do their homework while sitting by the lake because you have to take advantage of the weather!

- Try to enchant the flowers to open up more quickly (with little success)

- But spring is one of their favorite seasons because:

a) not too hot!

b) not too cold!

c) no bees or mosquitoes!

d) pretty flowers!

e) baby animals!

Send me an ask requesting headcanons/aesthetics!


So, I didn’t end up having time to do one of these for the past episode, but I’m doing it for this episode, thank goodness. Anything Betty/Jughead related will go last, in case non-fans of the ship want to read my analysis on everything else.


I’ll be the first to admit - I don’t care about Fred/Hermione’s storyline all that much. Having gone through my parent’s own divorce, I’ve handled the emotions that come with seeing your parent with a new significant other. I understand that their storyline is obviously going to cause some future beef between Hiram / Fred and Veronica / Archie. Because, I don’t know about you, but it seems kind of obvious that the show is setting up Veronica and Archie to be endgame in season one. Anyways. I’m not totally interested in Fred/Hermione’s storyline - don’t care too much about them specifically, but it definitely set up some head-butting between Veronica and Hermione. Veronica is at a prime age for rebellion and add to the fact that she’s just moved, hasn’t seen her father in three months and has just spotted her mother technically having an affair and forging her signature on official papers out of anger? Those two are going to have a major blow up, and I just know some harsh words will probably be said. In the end – I do think Veronica won’t tell her father what’s going on, but I do think her resentment towards Fred might effect whatever uture relationship she has with Archie. Which leads me into…


So, this was interesting. This was really interesting. We have a blossoming relationship between Archie and Valerie. Val’s willing to put up with Archie’s…self-centered thoughts and Jughead and Betty’s thoughts on the murder of him. And in swoops Veronica, sitting directly between the two of them, forcing them apart. If that isn’t imagery at it’s finest….y’all are blind. And then, with Veronica already resentful towards her mother and Fred – Valerie and Archie hook up musically. I don’t feel too bad for Val - she’s clearly stuck in the middle, and she’s not yet dating Archie, hell, neither is Veronica. This entire scene was clearly about their parents, but the underlying tension between Valerie/Archie/Veronica was super interesting. But I’m going to be real interested in who Archie ends up “choosing” at the end of the season (Note - I do not believe it will be Betty at all. Not just because I ship her with Jughead, since I’m a multishipper, but because it’s not apparently written that way. I actually kind of believe Archie might be a little jealous at a future relationship but Betty shuts that down fast). Anyways. I do believe, as mentioned above, that Archie will end up choosing (I hate that word) Veronica.

As for the Pussycat’s - it was super great seeing Josie’s family and some of her backstory (why do the parents suck in this show, though) and I really hope we see some of Val and Mel’s backstory, too. I think Josie is going to be super disappointed and betrayed when she learns that her Mom took dirty money, though. 


So, this was super interesting. While I knew about the pregnancy, not because of spoilers (c’mon now, she’s “sick”? Super obvious, writers), I was absolutely surprised that the show decided to not have her actually know about Jason’s death. And my heart broke for her in this moment because holy shit, she was probably surviving on the idea of meeting up with Jason again.

So, who killed Jason? A lot of people are in with the theory that Jason was killed by accident and the victim should have been Archie because of his affair with Grundy. I, personally, don’t believe this, since the affair started at the beginning of the summer and Jason was planning on running away with Polly. Polly mentioned that someone had told her parents what was going on. And that someone clearly had to know what was going on, and to be honest, the only one who truly fits that is Nana Blossom. I have no idea why, but – she knew about the whole thing (calling Betty, ‘Polly’ and talking about the ring; Cheryl saying the knowledge of who the murderer is can ruin her life).

I also don’t believe it’s the Coopers anymore (though the Mother, I do believe, is very capable of murder). I felt some sympathy towards Hal Cooper, since he looked so betrayed over Betty thinking he was capable of murder (theft, sure,) and Alice…well, she’s definitely an emotional abuser and, in my opinion, actually capable of it, spoilers make me believe it isn’t a Cooper.

And now, some good ol’ Bughead under the ‘read more’.


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anonymous asked:

I think you'll find the majority of the fandom is Sam-leaning. The reporting reflects what the majority wants. I'd bet there's a ton of people who positively respond to everything Lynette posts. There's no reason to change when they are getting hits, selling mags, etc. Also your previous anon mentioned marketing but RDM/Starz have no say in marketing - Sony does all paid media.

And what does that say about our community, that we have in Cait/Claire a strong, positive role model that carries herself with poise and dignity and class, is humble, funny and talented and is at the helm of this incredible story and this incredible journey, yet according to you the majority would rather Lynette’s style of shallow, cheapened coverage of Sam? Last I checked, he was more than just eye-candy for the thirsty.

And I just have to respectfully disagree. Sam may have a more… for lack of a better word, overzealous fanbase, but they are first and foremost Sam Heughan fans (regardless of the show). Those that are Outlander fans appreciate Cait/Claire just as much (if not more) than Sam/Jamie. And saying Lynette - who is there to cover OUTLANDER for her respective news outlet - is just giving the masses what they want. No, she isn’t. Just because the same 6-7 people keep replying her with “great job!” in every single tweet, doesn’t reflect where most of us are at right now.

Whoever is behind or has a say in PR/marketing this show is doing a disservice to fans and Cait and Sam. How will he ever be taken seriously in the eyes of the masses/critics if all anyone sees is this beefcake image? How will women in this industry ever be taken seriously if the lead of a show like Outlander isn’t given the time and respect she’s earned and deserves as the lead?

Fun, cute reporting has it’s place for sure! But it goes without saying that it should encompass the entire fandom not be directed to appease just one corner. It’s only that people are finally fed up with how this show is being peddled to audiences - established and new. What is being presented hardly ever reflects what these actors and show are about. Case in point: Last year’s EW cover. As beautiful and sexy as that cover was, it had nothing to do with what season 2 turned out to be.

Perception is a powerful thing. So are assumptions. Assuming the majority want this kind of coverage is simply false. But because most of us have kept silent for a long time, just letting things go, the perception out there now of this fandom is that it’s comprised of this skewed misconception of what we are/want. That now any legit critique/opinion going against that image is seen as unwarranted hate - which it is not.

Look guys, I don’t mean to be harsh or reduce one side’s fanning from another - I’m just tired of having to ask over and over again for something that already should be a given. This fandom is composed of a wide range of intelligent women from millions of different backgrounds, that appreciate the story and actors for millions of different reasons and ways. Promo should reflect that.


Kevin x Joaquin Headcanon-

•Kevin x Joaquin shared one last kiss.

•Joaquin rode the bus to San Junipero.

•Joaquin wrote a letter and sent it to Jughead to give to Kevin. Jughead did as told.

•Joaquin wrote the letter so he could stay off the map just in case. No phone and a phony direction just in case.

•Jughead became the middle man for their letters because he understood he couldn’t sent letter to the sheriffs home.

•After 3 months of Back and forth letters between each other Kevin stopped.

•Joaquin thought maybe Kevin got caught with the letters, because he couldn’t have just stopped.

•In just the last letter he hoped Kevin had read Joaquin proclaimed his love.

•His worry grew stronger that now he directed his last letter to Jughead to see what happened.

•Jughead surprised the letter was for him he thought that must be a mistake. Every letter was directed to Kevin.

•Although he wasn’t too surprised because Kevin had stopped going for the letters, so he opened his letter.

•Joaquin was confused as to why Kevin stopped, did the sheriff know?

•Jughead knew why Kevin had stopped. No the sheriff didn’t know, but it would be heartbreaking to hear what happened through a letter.

•Jughead had his way with words as being one of Riverdale’s finest writers.

•He wrote his response, in the best way possible he could, but how could anyone tell them that the person they loved moved on.

•Joaquin couldn’t believe his eyes as he scanned the the writers delicate words.

•Tears streamed down his face. He didn’t get much sleep that night.

•Why had Kevin moved on? He was sure he loved him back so what happened?

•Joaquin HAD to do something.

•He got his stuff ready, his anxious impulsive attitude took over. He didn’t care if he got caught, he HAD to see Kevin.

•He arrived to Riverdale, his hands jittery. Feeling out of place without his Serpent jacket, but those days were behind him no matter how great of a family they were to him.

•His eyes designed by the lack of sleep and endless sobbing and yet he managed to make that look beautiful.

•He walked to the only place he thought maybe just maybe he would find him without going noticed. What he found on his walk was breathtaking and not in a good way.

•The air in his lungs no longer knowing how to accept the oxygen all around him.

•There was the man he loved, the rumors were true, his lips touching someone else’s.

•Kevin sat across Moose lips in sync in back of his pick up truck. Parked in Sweetwater River.

•It couldn’t be his eyes must be deceiving him.

•"K- K- Kevin?“ He called in a low croaked voice as the couple broke apart. The other two shocked.

•Kevin walked away with Joaquin leaving Moose in the truck waiting.

•"I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have come.” Joaquin broke the silence.

•"I didn’t know how to tell you. I- I just couldn’t, you left, I couldn’t do the long distance and Moose-“ Kevin smiled.

•Joaquin caught the smile and he swore his heart finally gave out.

•"He better be good to you Preppy” was all that escaped his lips as he walked away leaving once again.

•Sometimes you really have to let them go if you love them.

Drag Race Predictions

If y’all haven’t watched last night’s episode just stop here, because I talk about who gets eliminated.

So, now that our sweet wailing princess Farrah is gone, (I loved Farrah, and I feel so bad she never got a chance to shine) it’s time to start eliminating some fan favorites. My predictions are of course influenced a bit by who I like, but I’m also trying to keep it objective.

Next week, I think Alexis or Valentina are going home. My money is on Valentina. The challenge is making a TV pilot, so it’s another writing/comedy challenge. Valentina’s humor is relatively one-note, and really hasn’t delivered. Last night’s challenge was rough for her. Her laughs came from the confusing mix of accents and affectations, not really from her wit. Her Snatch Game got me really excited because I thought it was one of the best concepts for snatch game in herstory, but it was really the same joke. She hasn’t really stood out in a while in this competition, yes she was top 3 in 9021-ho, but I was a little disappointed because I felt like she was just doing the valley girl voice she always does in untucked. I’m just not seeing a whole lot of versatility with her, and I think that comes from her limited experience performing in drag. I like Valentina a lot, I just think she’s showed us everything at this point unfortunately. Even the other queens are starting to see Valentina as kind of a place holder. All the reads about just standing there and smiling were telling to me. 

Alexis is my other contender to go home next week. This is a group challenge, and she doesn’t really play well with others. Also, her personality is very diva-esque (she’s a drag queen I know but she goes a bit further than the other girls.) She also knows she only has one win, and was just in the bottom. I kinda predict her making the entire pilot about herself to try to stand out, but as we saw last night when Alexis gives herself a big role she crumbles. Plus, we found out last night, she can’t write for shit, so I don’t actually trust her to come up with a funny role for herself. I’m also pretty tired of her attitude. As much as I identify with the jappy queen from New York, she’s been pretty bratty lately especially when things aren’t going her way. Now things really aren’t going her way since she was on the bottom, so I’m pretty sure she’s sunk.

I think Nina is also in danger, and could be a surprise elimination either next, or in between Alexis and Valentina. To me, Nina doesn’t really seem like she wants to be there. She’s been kind of over it all for a while, and my patience is wearing thin. I love Nina’s out of the box style so much, but she’s got a major attitude problem. Her little tantrum with Shea last night was over the line. Shea has done nothing but help build Nina up, and inspire confidence in her every week, so I think her shitting on her biggest ally was a subtle way of detaching and pushing herself towards the door. She also has done really poorly in the acting challenges. Even when she has her choice of character, she’s so uncomfortable committing to anything other than Nina, and it’s not looking good for her having to make a character after what she tried last night. I honestly think it’ll be her and Valentina in the bottom 2 this week, and I think Nina will survive that lip sync. I also say Nina for top 5 because she’s too good for ratings for the show to let her go any sooner. She’s been the main antagonist, and one of the most talked about queens for a lot of reasons.

That leaves us with a top 4 of Shea Coulee, Trinity Taylor, Sasha Velour, and Peppermint. Who makes it to top 3 is pretty up in the air, but there are a few things to consider. Namely, Shea is the only guarantee right now. She’s never landed anywhere near the bottom, and she’s clearly a favorite for the judges. Even the guest judges have loved Shea with such limited exposure. I don’t think there’s a clearer front-runner, and Shea is easily my pick to win. It’s about time a Chicago girl won, and She has navigated this competition so beautifully that I think it’d be a crime to give the crown to anyone else.

As it currently stands, I think Trinity will be in the top 3 as well, so long as she pulls her shit together. She’s already lip synced once, and got real close this week. She does have 2 wins which helps, but if she’s in the bottom again, I think that’ll hurt her chances of making it to the final 3, especially if Sasha or Peppermint win another challenge. I like Trinity enormously though, which has been the biggest surprise of this season, and I’m kind of hoping she makes it to the final 3, but I wouldn’t be heartbroken if she didn’t. 

I think Sasha is in a lot better standing than most people realize. Sasha won “Good Morning Bitches,” and made top 3 in the CUNT pageant, snatch game, and now the comedy challenge. She’s been in the top 3 for literally half of this competition, and I think after 9021-ho she kind of figured out her exact humor wont always work, and learned how to make her style more TV friendly. She’s playing this game really well, and she’s really smart. I think she could easily win another challenge and secure a spot in the top.

Peppermint is the dark horse of this competition. It’s weird to say that, because she’s basically been the narrator all season, so it’s hard to imagine this season without Peppermint. She has the best confessionals, and the most magnetic personality of the group. Another really good one for TV. Until last night, I was convinced Peppermint would make it to the top 4, then get sent home because clearly no one this season could beat her in a lip sync (except maybe Trinity so let’s all hope to god that becomes a legendary lip sync in herstory somehow.) If she wins another challenge, she’ll make it to top 3 easy. I also think Peppermint might pull a Naomi Smalls right now and just start kicking ass at the last minute. I love Peppermint, and it’d make me really happy to see her make top 3. In that case, it’d be whoever doesn’t have more than one win to get bumped from the top.

So, in summary, I think the elimination order is Valentina, Alexis, and Nina for the next 3 weeks. Then, the top 3 will come down to challenge wins. I predict the top 3 will be Shea, Trinity, and Sasha (with Peppermint winning Ms Congeniality) but my ideal top 3 is Shea, Sasha, and Peppermint. I’ve really loved this season, and I’m actually rooting for a lot of the girls which never happens. I just fucking love this show so much.

@nowwesurvive and I were just freaking about the post she made about how ‘Clarke’s Mission’ (from the S4 soundtrack) sounds like it might be played during a Bellarke romance scene (from 0:30-1:20 you can listen to it here) and we came across something quite interesting

S3 Soundtrack : 

Cl.xa Theme - 7:04 

Bellarke Theme - 3:50 

It makes sense that the Cl.xa theme would be much longer, because they were canon and had more scenes together (including their sex scene), and the Cl.xa theme was the longest song on the soundtrack

S4 Soundtrack: 

Bellamy and Clarke - 6:15 

Clarke’s Mission - 3:19 (this is the only other “Clarke Song”)

The Bellarke song for S4 is more than twice as long as it was last season, and its the longest song on the soundtrack this season. So maybe the Bellarke song is almost as long as the Cl.xa song because we’re getting canon Bellarke this season

(brb we’re taking a trip to join our expectations on pluto)

anonymous asked:

I'm baffled that BS suddenly gets branded as yet another tv shows that treats its women/queer characters appallingly. BS does not deserve that.

Ugh, don’t get me started on folks dissing Black Sails over “queerbaiting” or “bury your gays”, etc. This is the LEAST queerbaiting and “bury your gays troupe” show you will ever see. And Eleanor’s death had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with her being bi-sexual. Obviously, no character should be killed because they’re queer. But a character should also not be exempt from death because they’re queer. Not if the death makes sense and works storyline wise, which I feel like was the case here. Eleanor’s death was entirely about her and Rogers’ actions. He may have led the Spanish there but she set so much of this into action herself, going back to last season when she killed Vane.

Speaking of, I saw a lot of people calling for her head back then. I think if Jack had shot her and said “Revenge for Chaz”, you’d be getting a different reaction from some fans. Eleanor has always been a polarizing character. That she died this way, in such a violent manner by a stranger with no actual grudge against her, gave a much bigger impact to viewers than if she’d been killed by someone the fans knew for reasons viewers understood (even if they didn’t approve of).

Eleanor has done alot over the course of the show. Lied, killed, stole, double-crossed, betrayed, etc. She did the same things that every other character – male and female – have done. And she died, as many of those characters have before her (Vane, Teach, Gates, Miranda, Scott, Hornigold, Dufrense, etc.). Like those deaths, it had nothing to do with gender or sexuality, just the price of the world they chose to be a part of.

I trust these writers to not kill for shock value. Steinberg said that every character death must create more storyline than it ends and I feel like we will see that. We already are. Max is now aiming to take down Rogers and united with Jack in this cause. Eleanor’s family in Boston will become involved. And Rogers/Spain storyline will expand because of this. And I have a theory/speculation of how this will entangle Billy going forward. The fallout from her death will be huge, as it should be.

Unless she calls...

Frankly, I’m getting exhausted with trying to find a correct timeline for BBC Sherlock.

If we consider that Season 1 started in 2010, that Sherlock dies roughly between 2011 and 2012, then we’ve got two years where he fakes his death.

So, in other word, BBC Sherlock used to follow the real life timeline. Season 3 happened in 2014, both in real life and in the series.

And that’s where it starts getting pretty much annoying. Okay, 2016 was about TAB so that means that by the time of the end of TAB and beginning of TST, we are still in 2014. It is confirmed with Mary’s past and the coup in Georgia happening 6 years ago, so, at worst, if she ended her lifestyle after this (five years ago, she got her new identity in HLV, so six in TST), then, at worst, we are in TLD/TFP in early 2016. January 2016 in a worst case scenario.

And the Prime Minister at the time was David Cameron, a man.

In fact, Prime Minister Theresa May became PM the 13th of July 2016, in other word right when season 4 was being filmed, or, if we are trying to be more precise, on the last few days of setlock.

Now, it is perfectly fine that they decided on a whim to update the PM’s gender right after the nomination of Mrs May. But by doing that, they shattered their timeline because now we’re supposed to assume that we are somewhere between July 2016 and January 2017.

By TLD, we are at Christmas when Sherlock meets ‘Faith’, as we can see from the Christmas decoration outside, so unless we consider John saw his therapist at the end of the episode six months later, we’re screwed.

Unless she calls.

Either you consider they blundered their timeline, or you either consider that Sherlock actually believes in EMP that the PM is female or that EMP Lady Smallwood wasn’t actually talking about the PM.

Mark Gatiss in Horror Europa (2010) about Suspiria (1977), directed by Dario Argento.

Gatiss Narrating: It’s not a giallo, but a hyper-violent fairytale, and watching Suspiria is like watching a cinematic fever dream.

Gatiss: “Did you feel that making…uh…a fantasy film, was a liberating experience as a director?”

Argento: “Yes. The main sources of inspiration for my films are dreams and nightmares. The logic of my films, is the logic of dreams.”

Gatiss Narrating: It’s best not to worry whether the plot’s coherent, just let yourself be overwhelmed by the dazzling colors, startling images, and pounding soundtrack.

Suspiria was actually the first film in the Three Mothers trilogy, along with Inferno (1980) and The Mother of Tears (2007). Images from the other two films are below.

The trilogy was based on an uncredited work called Suspiria de Profundis, by Thomas de Quincy. Included in the list of essays he wanted in the finished work (not all made into the published version), we find:

* Dreaming — the introduction to the whole.
* The Palimpsest of the Human Brain — a meditation upon the deeper layers of human consciousness and memory.
* Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow — beginning with a discussion of Levana, the ancient Roman goddess of childbirth, De Quincey imagines three companions for her: Mater Lachrymarum, Our Lady of Tears; Mater Suspiriorum, Our Lady of Sighs; and Mater Tenebrarum, Our Lady of Darkness.
* The Apparition of the Brocken — on an optical illusion associated with a German mountaintop.
* Savannah-la-Mar — a threnody on a sunken city, inspired by the 1692 earthquake that sank Port Royal in Jamaica; beginning, “God smote Savannah-la-Mar….”
* Vision of Life — “The horror of life mixed…with the heavenly sweetness of life….”
* Memorial Suspiria — looking forwards and backwards on life’s miseries; foreshadowing and anticipation.
When the collection was reprinted in the collected works in the 1850s, another short essay was added: The Daughter of Lebanon, a parable of grief and transcendence.
The four pieces that first appeared posthumously in 1891 are:
* Solitude of Childhood — “Fever and delirium,” “sick desire,” and the Erl-King’s daughter.
* The Dark Interpreter — he was a looming shadow in the author’s opium reveries.
* The Princess that lost a Single Seed of a Pomegranate — echoes upon echoes from an Arabian Nights tale.
* Who is this Woman that beckoneth and warneth me from the Place where she is, and in whose Eyes is Woeful remembrance? I guess who she is — “memorials of a love that has departed, has been — the record of a sorrow that is….”
* The Dreadful Infant (There was the glory of innocence made perfect; there was the dreadful beauty of infancy that had seen God)
* Foundering Ships
* The Archbishop and the Controller of Fire
* God that didst Promise
* Count the Leaves in Vallombrosa
* But if I submitted with Resignation, not the less I searched for the Unsearchable — sometimes in Arab Deserts, sometimes in the Sea
* That ran before us in malice
* Morning of Execution
* Kyrie Eleison
* The Nursery in Arabian Deserts
* The Halcyon Calm and the Coffin
* Faces! Angels’ Faces!
* At that Word
* Oh, Apothanate! that hatest death, and cleansest from the Pollution of Sorrow
* Who is this Woman that for some Months has followed me up and down? Her face I cannot see, for she keeps for ever behind me
* Cagot and Cressida
* Lethe and Anapaula
* Oh, sweep away, Angel, with Angelic Scorn, the Dogs that come with Curious Eyes to gaze.

No surprise then, that some of the titles closely resemble those from John’s blog about their cases, and certain characters or themes are recurring in the BBC series, especially S3/TAB/S4. 

For those wondering why the skull in 221B began glowing before TFP…

It’s because they started using this concept before the last episode aired, adding saturation here and there, but mainly in areas outside the safety zone of 221B.

Instances actually date back to the first episode, but the tendency escalated through the seasons, and TFP was the height of it in S4. Interestingly, prior to TFP, it was the stag night that had the most frequent displays.

Yes, those are elephants in the room up on the chest…because…reasons.

For more on Sherlock and Argento films, see metas on The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and Demons both by @isitandwonder


#ThankYouBones week: Day 8 : 5 b&b moments that made you fall in love with them. 

Honestly every single b&b scene in Bones made me fall in love with them. Not only as a romantic couple but as friends and partners too. I loved the very first moment they opened up to each other about Booth’s army past and Brennan’s past as well. For me that was the first “real trust” sign they gave to each other. There’s also their first time “dancing” together while their song “Hot Blodded” played. Their first real case and kiss together was really important because everything that happened in it made them be the couple they are today. Let’s not forget that one time he reminded Brennan of how  important it was to spend Christmas with her family and brought her a Christmas tree because she couldn’t have one since her brother and father were in jail. For last but not least important, my 5th favorite moment was season 3 last scene. The fact that Zack was guilty of murder made Brennan think she was guilty because she let him work with her, because she didn’t do anything to stop him, and the fact that Booth was there with his letter to make her realise how much of a lie that was made my heart mealt.    

anonymous asked:

I need some clarification because I'm confused. I don't get how people are blaming Fitz directly for actions in the Framework. They made it abundantly clear that it isn't him, its a program an algorithm that Aida created and plays with constantly to best suit HER desires. Fitz, our Fitz, isn't cognizant of any of this, the only people who are, are Daisy Jemma and Radcliffe. He doesn't really have a choice until what is now his unconscious mind starts to break free of the program, 1/2

like Coulson and now May, because Aida can just rewrite it again. Or am I just completely misreading (deaf watch with captions) everything they’ve said in the show? Any help you can give is appreciated. Is this just a case of people think in B&W instead of greyscale?

Hi Anon!

I don’t think you are misreading it at all and agree. The first thing is every time we have a story like this there are people who aren’t fans of the character its happening too that will jump on it.  We had it last season with Daisy when she was Hived.  And with Daisy we SAW it happen.  We watched as the parasites went into her.   She did not have a choice in her actions.

The other thing is we have had them contradict themselves.  At first it seemed like a glaring plot hole but then I took a step back.  Laid out the facts.  And had a lovely all caps conversation with CTT and put the pieces together.  Because you hit the nail on the head.  This is now AIDA’s world.  Everything and everyone in it is working towards her goals.  And that is whatever the Darkhold is showing her what to do.  And for that she needs Fitz.   

And here is the thing, because of the story they are telling here Fitz would be working on it one way or another.  They chose to go with the total brainwashing/reprogrammed/manipulated route.   The other way they could have done it and I for one would have been upset had the did it?   AIDA kidnapping Jemma as well and using her life as leverage to get him to do it.

AIDA said it was all on algorithms and she is a computer that can process those faster.  So AIDA knew exactly what variables she had to adjust to get the outcome she needed.  Essentially its  you have a math problem and the answer needs to be 48…you plug in the numbers you have too, how you have too to get that answer.  Now there are lots of ways to go about it but you choose the way you prefer/works best for you.  Because she had other variables in play as well, ie the hostages fixes.  She had to have those in account when she adjusted other things.  Again this was ALL TO GET THE OUTCOME SHE NEEDED.  

Once AIDA had the equation right she applied it and dropped the hostages into the mix and filled in the false memories.  And what we need to look at is HOW FAST they are all shaking it.  Though they have new memories to contend with the hostages haven’t been in there all that long and they are shaking it.  Coulson was quickest due to the Tahiti thing.   May got the jolt with the kids, Coulson, and Mace’s heroic sacrifice…remember that whole thing wouldn’t have happened how it did if a new variables AKA Daisy and Jemma hadn’t crashed the party.  They changed the equation when they jumped it.  That is why AIDA is panicking because it threatens to change the answer on her….and while she can reset the hostages she can’t reset Daisy and Jemma, they will just keep messing with her equation.

Now taking that into account we need to look at Fitz.  Who we are seeing fight back.  We saw him a lot last week, we saw the remorse, DESPITE everything AIDA did to him to MAKE him what she needed the real Fitz was already starting to break through.  He was questioning the new programming!  Again, I know it feels like we and they have been in the Framework for ages but in reality its not that long.

This scene here is quite possibly one of the most important scenes of the entire season.  Jemma said that despite all he’s been through he still became the open, loyal, caring man we know and love today.  AIDA programmed Framework Fitz and then put our Fitz into him…and OUR Fitz is fighting the programming already.  DESPITE all the horrible things she programmed for that Fitz to do/done the second she put the real deal in there…he started to fight back.  Because they are all more than their programming.  

The Avatars that AIDA dropped them all into are much like their LMD’s were.  Programmed for a purpose.  “You have Fitz’s mind, why are you doing this?” Jemma asked.  And that was the thing, it had Fitz’s mind…not his soul and not his heart.   So he couldn’t fight the programming because he was a machine.  Robo May was different, one of her programming things was to BE May, AIDA said there wasn’t time for that when she abducted the team. So since Robo May was programmed to be May…the May in her broke through to save her girls.   That is why the team will be able to overcome the Avatars programming because she put them in there.  Its not just their minds this time, its not mimicking, its them.   They are who they are.  They are heroes.  Good people.  That will fight the good fight.  So like Robo May had to overcome her programming so does the team.  And that takes time.  

AIDA created the characters we are seeing through manipulating the Framework and their own memories.   She made things happen because she needed them too.   IE I need Fitz to turn left at this intersection so I’m going to close the road so he can’t turn right.  

So we have a lot in play here.  Manipulation at its highest levels.  Fitz has been dropped into an Avatar that has been manipulated and brainwashed into the position he is in now.  And DESPITE getting that our Fitz has started to peek through already.  Going back to the Star Trek Descent Reference (seriously guys its on Netflix go watch it) his ethics chip was rebooted when he saw Jemma.  

Everyone has to beat the manipulation.  We have seen them all slip.  Coulson who knows better than any of the hostages what is going on was still pulled back into it at the Prison.  He still went into that building despite what he knows.  It pulled him back in.  Just like AIlistair and Ophelia pull Fitz back in when ours breaks free a bit.  

Finally, AIDA is using a lot of what she learned watching Radcliffe.  Lying.  Its okay to Manipulate someone and their feelings to get what you want.  The carrot/stick approach.  IE Hope is a reward for Mack and she is far more effective in keeping him in place that detaining and torturing him would be.  It doesn’t make him any less a prisoner.  Mack was ‘programmed’ to keep his head down and stayed out of trouble…yet he’s with the resistance now.  Because that is what OUR Mack would do.  AIDA isolated most of the team from each other, surrounded them with avatars that would keep them in place.  

Sorry that kind of got away from me.  So no, in no way is Fitz or any of the other hostages responsible for the actions of their Avatars.  Unless we have confirmation that they are 100% self aware and themselves when they do it. He is doing what he has been because that is what he was programmed to do.  Its not them.  They have programmed by AIDA and the new experiences she gave him.  And he is already breaking it.  That is a huge victory in its own right.  They will all have set backs but they will get there.  Because its who they are.   

As you guys might’ve caught on, recently I’ve posted a lot of headcanons and speculation about Lotor. Honestly, I can’t help it. Since I feel the need to explain myself a bit – these are some of the reasons why I am super excited to see him next season.

Lotor will have a brand new more compelling and sympathetic personality, being far more multidimensional than his previous counterparts 

To quote some of the hosts of that new Afterbuzz interview with the creators and Bex, in the old show Lotor was, “Exceedingly shallow and had a one note personality. The only things that interested him were  power, so he hated his dad and yelled at Haggar, and Allura, who he wanted to marry or kill her when she said no. That is the literally the only character trait he had.” 

Lotor, in a sense, is a blank slate.   With the show staff pretty much saying almost outright that Lotor won’t be interested in Allura romantically in this version and could possibly be relatives during that same interview, let’s face it – him pursuing Allura like a wannabe Pepé Le Pew was a huge chunk of his character in the old series, the writers and show staff will have to give him a brand new personality and brand new traits to make us care about him more and be a strong threat to the team.

What his new personality will be  – I have no idea, outside of him being a hot shot like Dos Santos said during an interview. But if he’s the person in the Weblum, and if I had to guess, Lotor is a quick and mobile gunman. He is smaller than the other Galra by a long shot. He is very perceptive and better at coming up with plans on the fly, willing to use anything to aid him like a Space MacGyver, while sucking at making long term plans.  He has a cocksure personality, but doesn’t see himself as the automatic victor like Zarkon seems too. He is willing to work with others and has a conscience, but he is still dangerous, cunning and will go to dark ends to make his goals happen. He has his own agenda, being rebellious and having a different attitude than his dad. He is very hands on and direct, being very pragmatic. He will have a strong scientific side and use more scientific inventions to get at the team, using that more than magic like his father. He will be a mixture of mirror! Lance and mirror!Keith.  Over all, he would be a different and dangerous threat to the team in his own right.

  With that said, this is just a guess since I can only speculate at this point in time. Hell, I’m still not sure if he is the Weblum Galra yet…

The VLD writing staff already promised to make Lotor to be a more compelling and multidimensional along with better motivation and drive than his previous counterparts in many different interviews. I have no doubt they will keep their word with that.    The VLD writing staff are very talented people, a lot of them working on Avatar and Korra before. They know how to make a great, compelling characters and villains.  They also said many times before that they don’t want to create one dimensional, boring mustache twirler villains like Sincline, but make them sympathetic and complex, having some good in them like how the Mall Cop is a Zarkon fanboy, who wants to protect his mall, or the prison warden doing anything to get his pet back, who he loves to death.  Lotor is not an exception to that rule.

I honestly believe that Lotor has a high possibility of being like some of the YGO villains and will redeem later on in the series. Lotor almost redeemed in DOTU and had Proto-Zuko traits, so it is possible that he could actually become a better person this time around. This will be after a long run of being a great villain, obviously. Like I said before, Lotor being redeemed is only a guess.

Either way, I’m curious to see what personality the show staff will give him next season.

Lotor has the ingredients to be a great character

Lotor in Go Lion was half Altean. With the show staff adding some Go Lion elements to the series like Shiro’s name, I find it highly likely he is half Altean in VLD. If he was the person in the Weblum, he most likely damn well knows that is the case. A lot of the Galra won’t be too happy with their new emperor being half Altean and they most likely won’t take him seriously since he was never brought up in the series once until the last second of season 2. Lotor would have his own way of doing things and would be still be compared back to his father, especially if he fails.

 Both of his home planets blown up whether it be in his life time or before he was born. Because of this, and I cannot see Haggar talking about Altea to him, I can see Lotor struggling with his identity  – big time,  trying to piece together his past and learn more about his Altean heritage much like Keith is with his Galra heritage. I can see Lotor being fascinated with Allura and Keith in a non sexual way because they are Altean and half Galra respectfully. I can also see Lotor throwing this into Keith’s face with his identity issues.

Both of these factors, Lotor being in his father’s shadow and seeking answers about his identity, would be excellent ways to make Lotor  multidimensional without making him super creepy and make him sympathetic. These will add more conflict to his character in a way that might be very relatable to some. This won’t make him a good person automatically, god no, but it would give him more dimension and make him more compelling to watch.

Lotor will push the team more, getting great interaction with the team

During interviews, the creators said that Lotor will be a much different villain than his father, having his way of doing things.

Lotor in the old series had a rivalry with Keith, which I can easily see carrying over into VLD. I always joked around that the series is missing a rival character.   Sure, there is the Lance and Keith one, but that is more playful like Jonouchi and Yami’s from YGO. And, let’s face it –  it is mostly one sided on Lance’s part.  I’m talking about a Yami and Seto style rivalry where they are both powerful and strong opponents, pushing each other to the limit. Lotor could be the answer to that. Someone, if he is the person in the Weblum, who can work well with the team if he needs to, but also sees Keith as an opponent and an obstacle to defeat. With Keith having a lot of Yami’s personality traits, it seems rather fitting for him to face off a Space!Kaiba. (Would that make Lotor/Keith like Prideshipping…? Not the point!)

It’s not just Keith I can see Lotor pushing, but the rest of the paladins too. I can see him facing off against Allura because they are both Altean, having magic duels with her. I can see him pushing Lance as a character. If my Mirror!Lance theory is correct, Lance would see some of his darker traits within Lotor and have to step up in order to battle him. And if he is the person in the Weblum, they would have to face off against one another a lot since they are both gunman, making for a more compelling and far battle. I can see him pushing the rest of the team as well. Over all, he will challenge the team as a whole and make them grow as characters.

Over all, I’m excited to see Lotor next season and I want to see how he will be adapted in VLD.

As a side note, I also wonder who will play Lotor in the new series, too.