My country is celebrating 100 years of independence this year and we are also achieving marriage equality on the 1st of March. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our achievements as a nation than celebrating equality and human rights. Congratulations, Finland, may there be many more victories such as this and may your freedom last a thousand years!
(yes, the Finnish flag appears backwards because she’s waving it around)
okay so this was gonna be part of a longer post about why i do love lukas waldenbeck even though he has Not Had his Shit Together, but the emotions are bubbling up and so I just want to say that I think I first started to love this character right after he rejects philip’s first kiss attempt.
like, okay, the rejection was bad and harsh and yes, a simple jerk away rather than a shove would have been better but in fairness he was surprised and someone was coming towards his face and he was Not Ready and let’s look past that into what happens next
and im not talking about the kiss
before the kiss but after the kiss attempt.
obviously, philip is hella embarrassed by the whole mistake and after a half-hearted denial, kind of just sits there in miserable awkward silence
and what does lukas do?
if he were truly angry or a homophobe, he would tell philip to leave. if he decided in that moment not to hang out with philip anymore, he could have pseudo-nicely said “well, i think my dad needs me, lets leave” or he could have stood up and walked away or done something worse. and, obviously, we know that he ends up kissing philip in like .3 seconds but what i think is ADORABLE is that the very first thing Lukas does is actually try to re-establish their friendship.
this is just SUCH an awkward moment. like, someone denying a friend a kiss is always awkward and this is more awkward and some teenagers would just be really mad but lil Lukas gives Philip an out almost right away.
“so, uh, i gotta ton of air on those jumps, huh?”
if philip did want to just move on from this attempted kiss, there is his opening. all he has to say is, “yeah, that was cool” and then boom. the boys are back in safe bro-territory and the friendship can continue. which lukas makes obvious even though philip just tried to kiss him. and even when philip clearly doesn’t go for it right away, lukas tries again:
“yeah, those whips aren’t easy.”
“i didn’t say they were.”
I love this cuz you can see Lukas just panic here. Like “oh shit my friendship small talk is not being answered fuckity fuck” so he tries one last time
“I thought you were into motocross?”
and of course, then when Philip makes it clear that he is not interested in playing this game, lukas desperately keeps him there and kisses him and that is beautiful and i LOVE it, but also i just love this interaction too. like obviously philkas was always meant to go canon, but if lukas weren’t gay– this is just also a great script for how to respond when someone does try to kiss you (the conversation, not the shove away)– like make it clear the friendship isn’t over, don’t let them sit in embarrassment for too long, give them an out if they want to take it… im not sure this post is making sense but basically there are these beautiful little clues that lukas at his core is a really nice kid and i think this was the first big one bc at this moment, i don’t think even he knew that he was going to end up kissing philip. i think that this point he really was just trying to make his friend feel better.
Master Dooku has the highest standards and only chooses the most elite of the elite as his apprentices. Initiate Jinn is a prodigy and looks perfect on the records and is also exceptionally gifted in sensing the Living Force. Master Dooku thought he would make the perfect Padawan. Sometimes, Master Dooku is wrong.
Or, Master Dooku has to bribe a young Padawan Qui-Gon with Obi-Wan’s company in order to get him to do anything.
[A/N] In this AU where everyone is happy, almost no one is evil and everyone lives, Master Dooku is that grumpy grandpa who looks super scary but is actually ridiculously soft once you get to know him. Qui-Gon is his third apprentice, and all three of his Padawans are ridiculously rebellious (and spoiled) in their own ways. You’ll meet the other two soon <3