hi leda! did you see the jethan clip? what do you think?
Unpopular opinion apparently, but I thought it was fun as fuck.
Aside from Stiles’ FBI bit, that scene was the best part of 6b so far, and it felt like earlier seasons before the show thought it was dark and gritty. They actually had fun with it, and now I really want a show about Jackson and Ethan arguing about everything while classical music plays in the background. Will they ever actually make it to one of the shows they’re constantly buying tickets to? Probably not! But they’re going to keep buying tickets just in case.
(I also fucking love when huge fights are going on and the characters only care about their furniture getting wrecked. That’s one of my favorite tropes and I relate to it so hard when I watch action movies where historic buildings are getting destroyed.)
(I also really fucking love classical music or ballads playing over very violent things, so that scene was targeting my exact demographic.)
Is the relationship a little out of left field? Sure, but it’s not completely outside the realm of possibility. Jackson always seemed just as concerned with being attractive to men as Stiles did, and it makes sense for Danny to have told Ethan, “Dude, you’re a werewolf and my best friend is going through some werewolf shit alone in London. Here’s his number. I’m going to MIT.”
Also, I can’t wait to write these two bougie assholes into everything. @petals42 and I have already had a grand ole time coming up with fun bits based off this, including:
Jackson and Ethan My Fair Lady-ing werewolves who need help, getting them in control, classing them up a bit with lovingly snobby comments, and sending them on their way
Super snobby Jackson having to work with FBI Stiles whose life outside of work is a mess, and judging everything about his shitty and cheap apartment and belongings
Stiles’ apartment getting wrecked by the monster of the week and Jackson replacing his cheap IKEA stuff with really nice dishes and furniture, not because he’s nice, but because he knows that Stiles will be so fuckingpissed about having to take care of them
Lydia studying abroad at Oxford, and on Sundays, she meets up with Jackson and Ethan to have brunch and they take the most obnoxiously bougie selfies they possibly can to send to Stiles just to annoy him
Sometimes they pop down to Paris to meet Isaac, and he’s bought a bourree specifically for these selfies because he knows how much Stiles will hate it
Stiles raising his eyebrows at Jackson, who glares back and says, “I’m bi.” Stiles nods and says, “Cool, me too.”
And one last bit that’s been bugging me:
No, it’s not the bi Stiles everyone has been hoping for, but I don’t think it’s a bad thing if Colton’s experience with coming out influenced this part of Jackson. Dylan’s anxiety influenced Stiles’ character, they wrote his pillow into the show and everyone thought that was adorable.
I don’t see it as a slight to his acting abilities, or blurring the line between character and real life. I see it as a nod to what he went through being in the closet while on the show, and how that affected him. I’m sure they talked over everything with him, made sure it was something he wanted to do, and if it gives the guy some closure on a difficult part of his life? Great! The show’s a genuine clusterfuck this season, might as well do one positive thing with it!
(Also this fandom has been insisting that Jackson’s bi as fuck ever since that scene where he was grinding on both Erica and Isaac, so I don’t know what the fuck we’re all complaining about here.)
There is something profoundly altering about standing on the soil of those who first honoured the Gods I honour, seeing the places where they worshipped and the land that is still there. Here I am, soon to be two millennia after the fall of this palace, this temple, this sanctuary, here I am with my bound hair and my heart full of devotion towards these same deities the people who died here believed in. Around me are ruins, and yet I am - we are - still here.
There is a strange continuity, even beyond time. This land is interwoven with sacredness. This is the sea Poseidon first claimed as his own, the forests Artemis first roamed. These columns, that oak at Dodona, they were places of utmost reverence, and you can still feel it. The pilgrims who came here came with bowed head and hands full of flowers and incense. They sometimes asked lighthearted questions of the oracles, true - should I marry this girl, should I move to the next village over - but never without respect. When looking up towards the ever-present mountains, it is difficult not to understand how much the Gods deserve it. They are so much greater than us.
It makes me want to be the best I can be for them - to serve them in all my words and actions, like those who walked here before me did. To honour, too, and to remember these ancestors of mine, even if they are only ancestors in humanity.
My religion will come with me when I return, of course. But it is good to sit with these stones. Their warmth in the evening sun reminds me, despite these two thousand years, I am not alone.
(Pictures, in order: the temple of Apollon in Delphi, the oracle of Zeus in Dodona, the sanctuary in Delphi, the path up Mount Olympus, and the Erechtheion in Athens.)
ASOIAF MEME: Wenda the White Fawn and the Kingswood Brotherhood
The Kingswood Brotherhood was an infamous outlaw
organization during the reign of King Aerys II. Operating out of the Kingswood,
the Brotherhood gained recognition by kidnapping several nobles and evading
early attempts to capture them. Ultimately, they became such a nuisance that
King Aerys sent a detachment of soldiers led by notable members of the
Kingsguard to destroy them. Lord Sumner Crakehall and his two squires, Jaime
Lannister and Merrett Frey, were also part of the retinue, led by Ser Arthur
The Brotherhood was sheltered by the smallfolk of the
Kingswood, preventing the royal forces from finding and ending the outlaws.
However, Ser Arthur Dayne gained the confidence of the smallfolk, who had
believed that the only ones protecting their rights was the Brotherhood. Arthur
petitioned the king for better rights for the smallfolk and he made sure the
royal forces paid for any items they took from the peasantry. Arthur’s actions
swung the allegiance of the smallfolk to the royal forces who could now hunt
the Brotherhood, as the outlaws could no longer walk around with impunity in
In a notable clash, the young Jaime Lannister, Ser Arthur
Dayne, and Ser Barristan Selmy faced off against several notable outlaws,
including the Smiling Knight and their leader, Simon Toyne. Barristan killed
Simon, while Arthur killed the Smiling Knight. Jaime regards the battle, in
which he crossed swords with the Smiling Knight, as one of his fondest
Other members of the Brotherhood included Wenda the White
Fawn, Oswyn Longneck the Thrice Hanged, Big Belly Ben, Fletcher Dick and Ulmer.
All members are presumed dead except Ulmer, who joined the Night’s Watch to