but I have a lot feelings about this show

Ok but can we talk about the poor person who took Jack’s Valentine’s order???

Like obviously this was done with a lot of notice. You don’t get a sea of roses a week before Valentine’s Day, you gotta plan this shit a month in advance at least.

So imagine it, the store opened like half an hour ago, Carl the new guy, is a little sleepy still getting used to having to show up at the crack of dawn to receive deliveries, and answers the phone.

He takes the order and the customer details, and aw that’s sweet, this guy is already thinking of Valentine’s Day. That’s commitment right there.

He doesn’t think too much about it, till Lisa is putting the order into their system and she tracks him down.

“Hey Carl, I know you had the early shift and it’s your first week, so I’m going to let this one pass, but you realise you put the order as 12 dozen roses right? That’s 144 roses my friend.”

“Oh shit, yeah that doesn’t sound right,” Carl laughs because it not only doesn’t sound right, it sounds ridiculous. “He probably said 2 dozen or something like that and I fucked up, thanks for catching that.”

Carl is very relieved because that kind of fuck up would probably have been his job.

“No worries, on my first day I almost mixed two big orders and sent a funeral arrangement to a wedding!”

She tells him a few more stories before they go back to work, and then calls the customer who put the order to get the correct number of roses.

“Hello Mr. Zimmermann? I’m calling in regard to the order you placed this morning with The Green Room, I just wanted to confirm some of the details of the order before putting it on the system?”

Lisa reads back the address, the time and date, name of the person who would receive the flowers and then hesitates for just a moment.

“The order says 12 dozen roses, which would make it 144 roses, but I’m sure that’s a mix up,” she says hoping the guy has a sense of humour and won’t make it into a thing.

“Yeah it must be, I didn’t order 144,” Mr. Zimmermann says with a steady voice, so he isn’t laughing but he prolly won’t be an asshole about it, “I ordered 150.”

“Pardon me?” Lisa asked wondering if this was the start of a bad joke or if indeed this was a prank order, she sceptically asks again, “so you want 150 roses to be delivered before 7am on Valentine’s Day?”

“Yes,” the guy replies still sounding serious.

“Right,” definitely a prank, “as it is a big order, we won’t be able to process it until we first take payment.”

“That’s fine, do you need my credit card details again?”

Lisa plays along, she confirms the credit card details and she hangs up wishing the ‘costumer’ a good day.

She then calls the manager and explains the situation, because she isn’t going to be the fool who puts that order in without clearing it with her boss.

“Oh,” her boss says when she looks at the name in the order, “go ahead and place it, but first call our distributor to make sure they can put the 150 roses on top of our Valentine’s order and then get a delivery slot booked now. If the costumer calls again or we need to talk to them let me know and I’ll deal with it.”

Lisa waits until she’s on her way home to google Jack Zimmermann which she feels shows a lot of restraint on her part.

“Damn,” she whispers when she gets a look at those gorgeous cheek bones. “What a lucky bitch,” she adds with respect.

She wonders if it would be creepy to try and google Larissa Duan, just out of curiosity but then decides that yeah it probably would be and let’s the matter drop.

(Later Jack will realise this is where the rumours about him dating Lardo start…)
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Q: The ones who are labeled as the “second 2NE1,” Black Pink, debuted.

CL: I’m reminded of our old days when I see them promoting. I had thoughts that we used to work hard just like them as well.

Q: Did you sometimes give any advice?

CL: To be honest, I have to focus on myself and got my own things to worry about. I’m not in a position to offer advice to others.

Q: How do you feel when people say Black Pink is the “second 2NE1”?

CL: When 2NE1 first debuted, we were also labeled as the ‘second Big Bang.’ It’s only natural since we’re both from the same label. I believe it shows that we have a lot of influence so I don’t feel bad. Black Pink and 2NE1’s colors are very different.

I’m worried about Fitz’s mental health after he comes out of the framework. I’m not sure how much the show will delve into it, but they have shown us already that he was struggling with the repercussions of his creations (though Jemma reassured him, we know Fitz broods). 

Imagine him with locking himself in solitude. 

Imagine him not wanting to create anything. Even destroying things.

Imagine him telling Jemma he’s not good enough for her, that he doesn’t deserve her and can’t protect her and pushing her away.

About the new SU Episode

I think this was a really really great episode. Hell of a lot more than just filler in the sense of an ending moral, and having something insightful to take away from the episode. I’ve been seeing a lot of discourse about how the show does not do a good job explaining how acceptance works. That Steven will love and accept someone even if they’ve wronged him. And this episode in particular disproves that. At least in my opinion. As well as tackles quite a few issues that I can firmly agree needed to be addressed, and can be so applicable to real life. Like at the beginning where Ronaldo refers to the gems as the offensive term, “rock people”. Steven tells Ronaldo how he feels about it, and Ronaldo actually makes a conscious effort to change his perspective and attitude. He appears to be sincerely apologetic towards the gems, and even decides to try out their lifestyle. As the episode progresses and Ronaldo has been living with the Crystal Gems for a while, he becomes more and more bossy, acting like he knows more about being a gem than Steven, who is a half gem, human child. Steven leaves, and later comes back to tell Ronaldo that 1.) Yes, Crystal Gems are about love and acceptance. But Steven does not love, nor accept the mean way Ronaldo has been treating him. And 2.) Yes he was excited Ronaldo was genuinely interested in the gems But the moment the focus came off of him, he stopped caring. Steven told him that it wasn’t about Ronaldo, or about making him feel good. That being a gem was his ENTIRE LIFE. That who and what he was is a huge part of his identity and lifestyle.

This episode promptly covers that you can still be a tolerant, loving, and accepting person while not accepting or being ok with the way others may treat you. And that it’s ok to not like the way they might be acting. 

It covered the idea of essentially politically talking about something comes down to a lot more than yourself, and that your measly opinion on something is actually someone’s entirely life, someone’s identity. And you really shouldn’t be trying to act like you know more about something if you haven’t experience something first hand.

And in the end, Ronaldo realizes his mistakes, thinks about them, and admits to them to try and make them better. And that even through some of his wrong mindsets, he still supports the gems and their cause, and can still maintain a friendship with Steven.

There a lot of different ways you could swap out them gems with plenty of other groups of people, and either way, the message still works. I think the episode did a good job of delivering the message of acceptance, and mistakes that can be made. Honestly if I was up to the task, I could really go ham on picking apart this episode. But I think it’d be a good idea to give it a watch and make your own judgments and opinions on how things were handled.  Besides, I’m sure someone else has already dived really deep into the subject matter of the episode by now.  But this is just my observations more than anything.

angelfireeast  asked:

I'm seriously starting to get worried about James's lack of screen time. He was completely out of the last ep. The next ep is Danvers family ep with Mon-El taking lead in a role I feel like J'onn have. I don't see a lot of room next week for James. With Winn's new storyline about his love life I fear any left over time from the main story will be given to that. Everyone is disjointed I don't see Kara including James in things as friend. I hate that I look at each ep fearing for a lack of james

I feel the same. it all just leaves me pretty disinterested in the show.

Because he’s basically treated as an afterthought on the show and I watched the same thing with Laurel Lance on Arrow until they killed her off becasue they said to had “run out of story for her”

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A love&kickin’ drabble because apparently this happened on the show this morning and I have a lot of feelings about tiny 14 year old Nick crushing on Eminem because well, same. (I know. I KNOW OKAY) Set sometime during chapter three, I’d say. Nick’s POV.



“Eminem.”

“What?” Louis’ eyes crinkle as he smiles, his face half hidden in his pillow. “Are you serious?”

“We said no judging.” Nick points out, poking him in the shoulder with a pointed finger before pulling the duvet up higher around both of them. It’s a little chilly in his bedroom, and Louis gets grumpy when he’s cold. “His face caught my attention, is all.”

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I feel like if supergirl had started with season two I’d have a lot less problems with it.

But it started with season one.

I remember the light colors, and the motivational messages and the focus on friendships and family and Kara refusing to give up her work at CatCo because it was what kept her her. I just want to go back to that.

Because it felt like a completely different show.

A show about hope.

Now it’s just superheroing and romancing and while that’s cool and fun it’s not the deep kind of show I fell in love with. 

i have like. a lot to say about why sherlock failed as t.v. show bc i think as a writer it’s a really crucial study in how to ruin a good premise/beginning and tbh if not to just … study how not to handle characters it’s pretty fascinating bc there are some truths which i feel it’s necessary to point out:

  • nobody likes to feel cheated at the end of the story.
  • death only matters if it’s forever and it’s rare.
  • on that note, there should be consequences for actions.
  • trust your characters to be interesting without unnecessary drama.
  • throwing plot at your characters feels less real than having their desires make them walk fully into the glass door of plot
  • if you’re going to make one of your characters “a sociopath” or disabled with ptsd or any other mental or physical illness, do extensive research into the personal experiences of those who suffer it and handle it with gravitas; don’t just vanish a character’s disability because it’s inconvenient to have them use a cane etc.
  • when there’s a good plot twist with nice foreshadowing, the audience loves it. when there’s just always plot twists, the author loves plot twists more than his own story.
  • surprise isn’t always a good thing.
  • “it was all a dream/joke/mirage/spell” is literally the weakest form of writing yourself out of a corner and is incredibly annoying to read/watch
  • queerbaiting is ugly
  • ride rollercoasters, not a broken elevator. have some stretches between plunges. your story can speed ahead and stay interesting without diving into hell again. 
  • having a Big Bad Evil doesn’t make the story interesting; in fact having “monster of the week” problems feels more authentic and enjoyable 
  • write your women like people and let them have plots that have nothing to do with men.
  • just because you’re good doesn’t mean that you are above critique or getting better. you should always be challenging yourself to outdo your previous self, not resting on the laurels of a previously effective moment
  • characters don’t have to be overpowered to be interesting 
  • if a character’s emotions all exist on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the most emotion that an emotion can be (the saddest/angriest/broodiest), do not let that character hit a 10 until you are ready to be done with them forever 
  • when you are done with them forever, be done
  • what she says: I'm fine
  • what she means: i can't believe people actually ship nancy with jonathan, because that completely goes against what the writers are trying to do. they set up your basic trope: good girl is trying to be #edgy and is dating your stereotypical "bad boy", and then this "nice guy" comes along and pays attention to her. listen, jonathan is great and all, but i don't trust pretentious creeps that like to take pictures of girls making out with their boyfriends in privacy without anyone's permission. jonathan also tried to put nancy in this box. "you were trying to be someone else." the writers totally destroyed the idea of nancy simply being that straight A student that wants to rebel. she's not dating steve, or drinking, or shooting guns because she thinks she's being "different". she's doing those things because THAT'S WHO SHE IS. you can get straight A's and want to do well in school while also partying and dating a hunk. speaking of the hunk, steve is actually wayyy better for her than jonathan (i mean i'd be happy if nancy decided not to be with anyone but let's be real i'm a total stevexnancy person) and here's why: he paid attention to her, like really noticed things about her. he didn't make fun of who she was in a condescending way, and he also supports her. like, yes, he's problematic in that he has shitty friends and horrible parents (from what we've heard) and while his initial decisions are rude and selfish, he becomes self-aware and tries to make it up to people. i.e., going to jonathan's to try and apologize and buying him a new camera, or coming to nancy to tell her he confessed to the police even though it got him in trouble, or telling his friends where to stick it and then going to help wash off the graffiti. in short, jonathan romanticized this version of nancy that wasn't really all of who she was and people paint him to be this great guy (would you trust a guy that took pictures of you without you knowing, and then only feeling guilty once you found out?) and steve is this beautiful work in progress that wants to understand how nancy works as a person. so basically the fact that the writers didn't leave nancy with jonathan means that they destroyed that basic story line where the "nice girl" leaves the "bad boy" for the "nice guy" and they did it in the best way possible without completely bashing any one character and i just really love this show.

i’m feeling a lot of things about that finale, but when i think about the season overall i remember that we were told a love story–like a genuine, incontestable love story–about two lonely men who were drawn to each other through an unspoken language, who created something between each other in feeling and expression that they could not have done alone, who inspired in each other new colors in life and came together in a conclusion of self-worth and the joys of partnership.

and that’s exactly what that final duet shows. it’s blue, and it’s cold, and it’s lonely. but then the lights turn soft and brighter when they join together, taking turns leading and holding, giving each other touches and support and ultimately they cannot take their eyes off each other, this dance is all the more beautiful and heartfelt because it is together.

ARMY! Thank you so much. This is an award that we have been waiting for a long time and have been wanting to receive ever since. Receiving such an important award for the 4th quarter on such a good day like today, I want to say thank you and I love you the most to ARMYs. We had a concert not long ago. Every time we have a concert, we always spend 20-30 minutes before performing to meditate and talk among our members. There’s something we talked about during that time. We have entered our 5th year and received many invitations from year-end award ceremonies, but we are not allowed to feel that of course we will be invited to year-end award shows, of course many people will come to our concerts, of course many people will listen to our albums. Actually we always think it’s a miracle being invited to such honorable award ceremonies and having someone come to our concerts, buy and listen to our albums. Thank you a lot. And I’d like to, I have to say thank you for all the ARMYs all over the world. We have been waiting for this for a very long time and today we have a good news about the Billboard chart. Thanh you very much. And I’d like to say just remember that we never walk alone. Let’s walk together forever and ever. Thank you very much.

Sincerely thank you to everyone for giving us this big award. There’s something we want to say as we stand in a great place like this. We think it’s thanks to many people’s effort that we can be in front of you guys looking good like this. I want to say thank you to our Bighit family who help us, our hair & makeup stylists and manager hyungs. Thank you very much and our ARMYs, you would know it even if we don’t say but we are always grateful and love you a lot.

And our parents who gave birth to us, Bang Shihyuk PD-nim, Vice President Choi Yoojung, Director Shinkyu, Director Yoon Seokjoon, we love you a lot, thank you for raising BTS. And of course our ARMYs, thank you and I love you.
—  Rap Monster & Jimin & V, Artist Of The Year - Physical Category - 4th Quarter, 2016 Gaon Music Chart Awards

In the MBMBAM Seeso Q&A tonight, the brothers talked about how the structure of the show ended up being what it is partially because all the things that they “couldn’t do” because of social anxiety. Like, they couldn’t do man-on-the-street stuff, they couldn’t talk to a ton of strangers, they couldn’t play pranks on people, etc. And the structure of the show ends up feeling very genuine and fun because of those limits? They’re not forcing themselves to do (neurotypical) things they’re not as good at, and in the meantime, working around that stuff begets new ways of doing things. So, like, neurodiverse representation is obviously important because it’s important to be able to see that aspect of yourself in the media you love, but it’s also important because it gives us new structures and kinds of media, and that’s just so exciting to me

literally where would this band be without Ashton he is a shining light and angel and I love him very much

So there has been some hate on Gem Harvest

But let me just tell you what a gem this episode was

(pun coincidental)

I know we all would have loved a heavy episode special involving Homeworld, Jasper or Bismuth.

And I think we all didn’t quite know how to feel about ending up with Andy instead.

A character that is racist

sexist

is against immigrants

is against unmarried relationships

is anti-vegetarian

is against hippies

and is just in general this angry, shouting, republican stereotype

But that’s what’s so great about him appearing in this show.

Especially at this time

Becuase we have a lot of negative feeling towards republicans at the moment.

A lot of people see them just as stubborn, anti-social, people filled with nothing but hate.

We see them as people that cannot be reasoned with and only care about themselves.

And truth be told, there are some bad people out there.

And some of them are republicans.


But there are also people out there who are just afraid of change

People who feel left behind be those who have allowed change

People who have trouble letting go of the familiar, the past, and obsolete things

And we learned that if those people are given kindness, love and reassurance

they might leave behind their rigid, hateful demeanor

and allow change and love to have a place in their life

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I don’t know if anyone has pointed this out yet, but I wanna say something about episode 9 that barely has anything to do with Yuri or Victor.

Right here we have the common anime character with a strong sister complex. These characters seem to pop up every so often in animes and a lot of the time, it’s a totally normalised thing and the feelings are mutual and it’s sometimes even seen as more normal than the homosexual (not to mention sometimes really unhealthy) relationships that rarely show up in mainstream animes (that end up being shown only to more mature audiences because of the censorship).

But Yuri!!! On Ice doesn’t normalise it. Sure, you might be able to feel a little bit of empathy for him because he seems heartbroken and everything, but that’s it. They point out the fact that this love that he has for his sister is unhealthy and unacceptable. Sara doesn’t accept his feelings for her. She tells him to move on, that they will be fine on their own. That he needs to let go. And he does. He finally lets go of his sister and frees her because he knows that what he wants isn’t mutual. And that really spoke to me.

This anime is more than willing to normalise the obvious homosexual couple (the two even practically say they never want to leave each other). Rather than focusing on the cheap, “Oh, they’re gay, how scandalous, let’s have five episodes with Yuri focusing on how he isn’t gay,” troupe, they get to have a loving relationship where the feelings are mutual, where it’s healthy and they care about and support each other and they don’t have to focus on how they’ll make it work because they’re just so in love with each other. And the relationship that could have been an incestuous one wasn’t regarded as more “normal” or “acceptable” just because the characters would have been in a heterosexual relationship. The creator of this anime is more than aware of what love should be like and how it should be portrayed rather than giving the audience the same exact thing they’ve seen fifty thousand times before just because some other show got away with it. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Yuri!!! On Ice is one of my most favourite animes, not just in the sports genre anymore, but in general because for once the creator of it actually put a lot of time and care into this show and is going to present it exactly as they envisioned it without fitting into any moulds or pleasing the people who have to air it. If you haven’t seen it yet, you really need to.

Okay but this is so important

FOR ONCE they showed, on TV, what it is like for a lot of people to come out. Not just coming out to other people, but coming out to YOURSELF. 

When you start to notice something, something that feels different, something that feels more right than you have ever felt. When you start to question, and realize “Hey, I might be not straight”. Once you hit that point you can’t stop thinking about it, you try to shut it off but it just bugs you. Then you start to look back “have I ever felt like this before”, you look back at your childhood, at being a teenager, and how you were with your friends and your classmates. You look back at your first crush and realize that maybe maybe that wasn’t even a crush, you just felt like you HAD to like the opposite sex. And maybe you look back at your best friend and realize that you got jealous of their other friends, maybe you realize that you got the tingles when they touched you, or felt special when they talked to you.

Coming out isn’t just saying to a friend “Hey, I’m gay” its analyzing every detail of your life, every relationship, and wondering how you didn’t see it. Did you get scared? Did you know but you didn’t want to be that? Did you repress it? I’m so happy that they finally showed this side of it on a major TV show.

Coming out isn’t waking up one day and suddenly you are gay.

It’s looking back and realizing you were all along.

YOI EP 6: Chris

So after last night’s episode I finished it feeling a little… off. My fluff, heart-squeezing quota did not feel filled. I didn’t end it feeling like I’d been purified. That’s okay: that’s not what the show’s aim is to do. It never set out to be all rainbows and hugs (okay maybe some – a lot of hugs yes please). But the more I thought about it the more I kept thinking about Chris’ performance/presence.

A lot of comments were going around about the suit, and about the animation team’s budget going on one particular part of his anatomy (cough), but for some reason his performance left me feeling… strange.

I wondered, at first, if that was just me. If I was having an issue with it because it was overt (male) sexuality, and that it was my own kind of prejudice or aversion to a sexuality that wasn’t the ‘cutesy’ kind of thing we have seen so far from Viktor and Yuuri. But after a conversion with @mamamyshka I’m starting to think it might not be.

What first struck me as wrong was when Chris started touching Yuuri. You could see Yuuri was uncomfortable. At first I thought maybe they had a shared history, but I thought that was probably the case only in the way that Yuuri and Viktor had competed against him. This was different, though. This felt… I won’t say predatory because that’s too far. But it felt inappropriate. I felt uncomfortable for Yuuri. I wonder if partly it’s related to how Yuuri has been made almost androgynous in the way he thwarts binary gender constructions, and so it felt, somewhat, like the typical scenario of a man touching up a woman. 

I’m not going to get into that; what I will say is that Viktor touching Yuuri and Chris touching Yuuri was different. Viktor touches Yuuri because Yuuri touches him; their relationship is one of shared, mutual skin-ship, and the physicality of it is underlined by a deep emotional connection and relationship built on trust and care and concern, and, also, attraction. Chris’ touch did not feel like that: Yuuri was uncomfortable by it. He tensed up and reared away. He did not return it, and it was not a touch that was warranted. It was not the forehead press and the hand-holding and the back hugging. 

Chris touched Yuuri because he could; because Yuuri was there and he is small. It felt like every man who thought they were somehow entitled to touch someone because they were a man and/or confident with their sexuality. But there’s a difference between being comfortable with one’s sexuality and then actually acting towards people in an unwarranted sexual nature.

I get that Chris is a foil to Yuuri. He is some kind of embodiment of the extreme version Yuuri is trying to become comfortable with. But, again, a difference: Yuuri’s transformation and growth is about gaining an understanding of sexuality and gender and if he fits in or not, and understanding that if he does not belong to a regimented, binary sphere then that is okay. Chris is not so much about sexuality as much as it is about sex. And there is a deep, deep difference between those two.

Chris’ performance, and that line he said (we all know what he said) felt cheap to me. It was shoved in our faces – both in dialogue and literally by Chris’ physical presence. Maybe I’m a hypocrite, and that I only want this kind of thing when it is tempered and part of an emotional, connective sphere, not just carnality and slight perversion. Maybe this is the male version of ecchi, and we’re supposed to be grateful that we could literally see and hear everything. 

I didn’t… feel grateful. I didn’t find what happened sexy. I felt like the show, for a few frames, had been brought into a sphere that didn’t feel wholly safe. Did anyone else?

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. They do not reflect anyone else. If you have an opinion, I will gladly hear it in a constructive manner.