but really they built it the same time as season 7

VLD Theory: Altea and the Alteans

Alright, so,, we all know that there are a few plot holes and a lot of unanswered questions when it comes to the Alteans and the Galra. Like: 

  • If Alteans are such a peaceful species, what requires them to have training droids who are not only set for Altean child combatants, but whose child setting is enough to take down 5 garrison-experienced humans in less than a minute flat? 
  • Why build Voltron, the most powerful weapon in the universe, in the first place, especially if during the time of its construction, the Galra and the Alteans were at peace?
  • How did the war even start? It’s not like the Galra and the Alteans had a distant kind of peace–they worked together to defend the universe. Where did that go?
  • How deep does the connection with the Galra even run? We know that they were close enough to create Voltron together, and that its creation wasn’t a secret kept between just Zarkon and Alfor. Allura even refers to a time when she traveled through Galran transportation hubs. Just how far back do they go?

Well I think I picked up on something within the new info given to us in season 2, and my thought process while answering all these questions relies strongly on this speculation. So sit back folks because this is gonna be a Lot.

They key to all of this is that I believe that in season 2, during Shiro’s escapades in the Black Lion, the destroyed planet we see is none other than Altea itself.

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Why is Jon/Sansa endgame?

Hello to all, once again. Of course, I’ve decided to do another small, well, LARGE meta on why I personally think Jonsa is endgame. Now, these are my points, and my views, if you don’t agree, you’re free to do so. On we go now.

Now, since season 6, I’ve started shipping Jon and Sansa. Believe me, before season 6, I never thought they would even meet each other. But, I was surprised, and was also very surprised by the chemistry they had with each other. From the get go, from the scene where they discuss home and from there, I was very…suspicious of their interactions with each other. Now, personally, I have no brothers. I do have sisters though. I would never act with them the way Sansa and Jon act with each other. The stares, the heavy breathing after arguing, the protection speech. 

Moving on…

Point 1: They look like Ned and Cat reborn. Even book wise, Jon is said to look the MOST like Ned, even Cat says so. Sansa herself is compared to Catelyn numerous times. By Petyr, by Lysa, etc. Now even though Sansa is compared to Cat, she doesn’t treat Jon the same way Catelyn did. After meeting him again, she becomes very close with Jon. She learned from  her mistakes. Anyway…

At the wall, after his death, when Jon came back, he started to wear his hair in a man-bun, and it matched Ned’s perfectly, almost eerily. Sansa also started to wear her hair in ‘northern’ braids. Much like her mother did. Even in season 7 now, she wears her hair a lot like her mothers, with a touch of Cersei in it. 

Jon/Ned- Honorable, broody, tries to do the right thing all the time, protective, etc. 

Sansa/Cat: Red hair, has the ‘tully’ look about her. Sansa also has the gift of observation, a lot like Cat did. Etc.

Now, this relationship. Cat and Ned’s. They were not married for love, they were married because Catelyn was engaged to Ned’s brother, Brandon. He however, met his end in Kings Landing when the mad king Aerys invited him and his father, for a peace summoning. He was burned alive. To join the two houses, Catelyn and Ned then married. Over the years, Catelyn said their marriage was built up, ‘stone by stone.’ They also had the most loving, healthy relationships on the show. 

In Season 7 Jon and Sansa have had so many parallels to Ned and Cat. Their looks, and now their actions. 

Point 2: Their chemistry!!

Like I said in the introduction to this meta, their scenes in season 6 were so…tense. This scene specifically. They just ooze sexual tension. Like…their are so many unspoken words between them. So many things they want to unleash, all the anger they have pent up, not exactly at each other, but just in general. 

Hell, Kit said himself. “Sansa twists him in ways no one else can. She gets under his skin.” We’ve seen this before, with Ygritte. When they were together, Jon and Ygritte argued a lot. It came to a boiling point when they fucked in a cave. Jon and Sansa’s chemistry has yet to come to the ‘boiling’ point. In the tent though, with all the heavy breathing, the lighting, and the intense eye contact, I was halfway expecting Jon to throw Sansa on the table and fuck her senseless. 

If they weren’t ‘brother and sister’ no doubt that would have happened.

I’ve also said before that they have this unspoken thing to their relationship. They can communicate without words. Like when they were meeting with Lyanna Mormont, Jon knew when to jump in when Sansa needed him, and Sansa knew when to jump in when Jon needed her too. 

I love that.

Point 3: Their compatibility.

Now, at the moment they do consider themselves ‘brother and sister.’ Even though they don’t act like it.

Now, season 6 and 7 has shown us that Jon needs help when it comes to political aspects of ruling. And Sansa, well, she admits that he’s the ‘military man.’ Sansa knows the south, because she was experienced it, she’s tasted the betrayal, the death, the hypocrisy. She’s been flung into it, the only thing that protected her was her ladylike facade. 

Also, in the books, Jon and Sansa dream of having children that look like their deceased siblings. And have their names. They dream of returning to Winterfell, they think about it constantly. Also, the books show the parallel journey that they both take. It isn’t as noticeable in the show, but book-wise, it is very plainly seen. 

Also, my last meta was about redheads, and why Jon seems so drawn to them. He’s drawn to them because of two women he couldn’t get to notice him. Cat especially. I also mentioned that he ‘detested’ ladies, but that’s just a front because of the wounded pride aspect of it. He knows he’ll never be with a lady of a great house. He ‘hates’ them, but begins to love Ygritte because of her stories, and singing. Now, Jon himself, for Sansa, is her hero. 

In the books, she dreams of someone beheading Janos Slynt. Well, someone does…Jon Snow. 

He’s brave, gentle, and strong.


Point 4: The Stark name..

I wrote a comment on a video a long time ago, stating that Jon and Sansa are the only two who can rebuild house Stark. If Sansa were to marry another, her children would not have the name Stark. Arya herself, has never wanted that life. Bran, he can’t procreate, because his ‘anatomy’ does not work. He says it himself, he’ll never be Lord of anything, he’s the three-eyed raven. 

This is where Starkbowl threw me. They said at the end of season 6, Sansa was pissed because she wasn’t crowned Queen. I didn’t believe that then, didn’t believe it between seasons, and I sure as hell don’t believe it now. Sansa knows if she were Queen, she would be forced to marry a random Northern Lord. Or Baelish would try to get his hooks in her again. She would be sold like cattle once more. I think Sansa was very glad that that wasn’t what happened. 

Now Jon: Yes, it is true that Jon is basically a Targaryen. However, if he were to marry a Stark, he could take her name. If he so chose to do so. She could legitimize him as :Stark: by the only way really…marriage. 

When Jon’s parentage becomes a known fact, and it will, probably in season 8. We saw the way the Northern Lord’s reacted when they heard Daenerys was in Westeros. How will they feel knowing that Jon, their KING, is a Targaryen? They only put him that spot because they thought he was Ned Starks son. Well, he isn’t. He’s Rhaegar Targaryens. They won’t bend the knee to a dragon. But, if Jon were to marry a Stark, his claim would stay strong, and the Stark claim would stay even stronger. Their children would be Starks, the name carrying on. 


Point 5: Their blood relations..

“But, they’re siblings!” False. They are NOT siblings, they are first cousins. And yes, in TODAY’S TIMES, I repeat TODAY’S TIMES, it is seen as taboo, but, back in medieval times, it was considered normal. Even in civil war times, for those who have seen Gone with the Wind, the Wilkes married their cousins. They always did. Melanie was Ashley’s cousin. Also, Sansa was going to marry Robyn Arryn, he is also her first cousin. 

Now, looking at blood logistics here:

Siblings share 50% blood relations.

Aunt/Nephew share 25% blood relations.

1st cousins share between 7-12% blood relations.

Also, the Stark line has married cousin/cousin before. Even uncle/niece before. It was not common, but it did happen. It has happened in the Stark line. Ned’s mother and father were cousins. Tywin and his wife were first cousins. 


“Were will you go?” 

“Where will we go?”


“I won’t ever let him touch you again, I’ll protect you, I promise.”



“We need to trust each other, we can’t fight a war amongst ourselves, we have so many enemies now.”


“Do you think I’m Joffrey?”

“You’re as far from Joffrey then anyone I’ve ever met.”

“You’re good at this, you know?”

“You are. You are.”

“Would that be so terrible?”

“You know him better than anyone, what do you think?”

“You’re abandoning your people! You’re abandoning your home!”

“Until I return, the north is yours.”


“I love Sansa..”

“As I loved her mother…”

Touch my sister, and I’ll kill you myself.”

^^^^^^(NOT MY PIC!!!)

What does LF know?

“Does she miss me terribly?”

Jon’s expression: =.= bitch please. I will throw your little ass off here.

“I didn’t ask.”


And more to come with Theon, and the Hound later this season.

I think I’ve made my point, loud and clear. 

Also, one last thing:

(A table of contents will be available at the end of the series. In the meantime, you can find previous installments in the space building tag and other original posts in the posts by pear tag.)

Part Nine: Moons, Moons, and More Moons

Just like how planets orbit a star and the stars orbit the center of a galaxy, and two stars might orbit each other, and two pairs of stars might orbit each other, and asteroids sometimes orbit each other, so too do planets get their own tag-alongs orbiting them. These celestial bodies–natural ones, mind, not constructed ones–are called moons or satellites.

Moons are defined by both size and composition. Major moons have enough mass that they retain a mostly spherical shape while minor moons are smaller, with less mass, and therefore are frequently oddly shaped. The key to size and shape is 200-300km in size, with minor moons being less than that size and major moons being larger. Moons tend to be comprised of either rock or ice, depending on where in the system it’s located. Obviously, like the formation of icy planets, icy moons must form outside the frost line.

Gas Giants:

Moons collect around gas giants in kind of three groups:

  • Small, irregular rocky minor moons gathered in an orbit on the outer edge of where the planet could potentially have rings. They are generally only 10-100km in size and make sure to leave 0.25-1.5 Earth-radii of space between each other.
  • A handful of large major moons gathered in orbit outside where the planet’s rings are. They leave more than half the planet’s size between each other. They may even have minor moons of their own.
  • Tiny, irregular minor moons–often captured asteroids–orbiting distantly, at the very edge of where they’re able to orbit. Generally in the 10s of kilometers in size, these minor moons orbit on very eccentric and inclined paths, and sometimes even backwards (retrograde).

Don’t forget! Moons clear out the debris from their orbits paths! So if you position a moon in the midst of a gas giant’s rings, they’ll create a gap in the rings where they orbit. Some major moons of gas giants cause major gaps in the rings, even though they’re not actively orbiting in the rings to clear it out. The reasons for this are a bit complex, but if you wanted to build a ringed gas giant with a major moon close-ish to the planet and a major gap in its rings, you totally could!

Terrestrial Planets:

Terrestrial planets don’t tend to accumulate many moons. They may have enough gravity to pull in some asteroids to become moons, like Mars’ two moons. (Remember that asteroids are mostly chunks of rock that are small enough that they would be considered minor moons.) To go along with this, distant planets are likely to have more moons, and close-in planets will have less.

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‘Once Upon a Time’ Creators Tease Season 7: It’s The ‘Same Show’ in ‘New Worlds’

With its season 6 finale, Once Upon a Time is closing the book on Snow White, Prince Charming, and Emma Swan. And when ABC’s fairy tale drama returns this fall, it’ll start a new chapter, featuring an adult Henry Mills and his daughter, Lucy.

Six series regulars are departing OUAT, including stars Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Josh Dallas. Going forward, the show will focus on Henry (Andrew J. West), Lucy (Alison Fernandez), Regina (Lana Parrilla), Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), and Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle).

It’s a major reset for the series after six seasons. Creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz talked to Yahoo TV about where OUAT is headed…

You guys had said previously that this could’ve worked as a series finale, if ABC didn’t renew the show for season 7. But do you mean the ending with adult Henry opening the door to Lucy, or that last montage of Snow, Charming, Emma, etc.?
Horowitz: This ending, whether we were renewed or not, was always the ending, up until the end at the door and all that. We obviously hoped to be renewed and but it was a plan that had been in the works for a while and we had been building to all season. We’re very glad we got to continue, but we took the characters to the place where we wanted to finish them at the end of this season and then open that door, literally and figuratively, at the end.

If it had been the series finale, that would’ve been some cliffhanger. Is that what you envisioned as the ending way back when you first started the show?
Kitsis: It’s something we thought of in the beginning. Whether or not we were canceled, we would have kept the Henry thing. You know, what we liked about it was what Snow White says — that the story continues, living our life, it’s the journey not the destination. Since we’re picked up, it doesn’t matter. If we weren’t , we might’ve done something different. But we were feeling pretty confident in talking to the networks since around Thanksgiving of last year. So we just moved forward with this plan.

The ending echoes how the series began. But adult Henry and Lucy are different people from young Henry and Emma. So, how will the story be different this time around?
Kitsis: It’s the idea that it shares the same DNA. We’re not trying to parallel everything that we get exactly before you know it. It’s the same show but it’s going into new worlds in with some new characters and with some old characters. What we hope the fans take away from the end of the season is that Once Upon a Time is coming back and it’s going to be surprising and hopefully really exciting and intriguing next year.

Horowitz: For us, season 1, the premise was there was a curse on the town and no one knew who they were and we ended the season breaking it, which everyone thought that would be what the show is. So, every year we feel like we’ve reinvented it, whether we go to Neverland or Wonderland. So, for us, it was time to complete this book, so to speak, and begin a new chapter.

The finale really drove home the themes of believing and hope. Will you continue exploring those themes going forward?
Kitsis: I think we want to explore new themes but at its core, Once Upon a Time is about hope. It’s about people needing hope in the real world. And of course, as the show went on and on, it became about the characters and their rich histories. But the central premise of people in the real world, in a world without magic in need of hope, that’s what the show will remain to be. We will hopefully tell new themes and things that are relevant for today.

You said earlier that it won’t be a complete parallel, but when the show started, Henry was the believer and Emma was the skeptic. Is Henry now the skeptic, with Lucy the true believer?
Horowitz: I mean it certainly looked like Lucy was a believer at the end of the episode, and that’s the jumping off point. I will say we really really hope that the directions we go are surprising and exciting. We’re really not trying to retread and do the same thing exactly. But there will be echoes and there are themes that are at the heart of Once Upon a Time, and belief-versus-cynicism is one of them that we’ve dealt with that throughout the show and probably will continue to.

We recently made this family tree infographic of the show, and it’s crazy how the characters are tied together, beyond blood. With so many characters leaving, how will you fill those holes?
Kitsis: That tree remains that tree, and what we’re going to do is something new. We always said that the original first six seasons were Henry’s goal of reuniting his family, which he did. As we saw in the beginning, he went to get his mom, but what he really wanted was to reunite this crazy family. And the very last image last night, we see them all having their dinner together. And so I would say that this is this is this is a new adventure.

Horowitz: And I think also this is kind of one of those things that it’s easy to kind of overlook because Andrew West is coming on the show now, but that’s still Henry. And you still have Regina as mother. So the family is still at the center of the show. It’s just grown and evolved as all families do.

So, there will be explanations for where Emma is, where Belle is?
Kitsis: Oh yeah. I mean, the first thing to say is that the situations we’ve left the characters in — I don’t want to call them happy endings, because they’re not ending — those situations remain. So when the show continues, the idea is that those characters are out there and that’s all been happening. Just because not everyone is a regular doesn’t mean that their stories haven’t continued and that we might not hear about them. We might see some people pop in and out. It’s just going to be in a slightly different configuration.

How much of the universe you’ve built over six seasons will play a part in the new story? Will we see familiar faces like Ariel or Tinker Bell or Peter Pan again?
Kitsis: We’ll see some old faces. That’s the thing we love about the show — that it’s never one show all the time. So you know people that died two years ago, we’ll see for an entire hour. So, we want to see old faces and we’re really excited to see new ones.

Horowitz: What we’re really excited about in how we’re going forward is, because we’re closing the book on this chapter of the story of these characters, we can start a new story without having six years of back story from the previous stories, so audiences come in and start fresh with these characters and learn. Yeah, so you can have whatever the familiar faces we bring back pop in and out. But you’ll be tracking a whole new adventure and a whole new story.

Who are some of these faces we’re going to see? I imagine one of them will be Lucy’s mother.
Kitsis: We’re not fully ready to say who we’re going to see or who are not. We just ended the season yesterday, so we want to enjoy that and let the fans enjoy that final montage. But I will say who Lucy’s mom is and Henry’s relationship to her is going to be an epic romance in the Once tradition of Snow and Charming. And who she is and what character she is will be revealed probably this summer.

Will you continue plumbing the depths of Disney’s archive? Or go in completely new directions?
Kitsis: We’re kind of a show that has always had a mash-up. I mean, this is a show that has had a running One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest reference for six seasons. We also had Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the Mad Hatter and Tinkerbell. We want to pull from everybody, as well as newer characters that we haven’t got to yet in the Disney universe.

What will be the balance between seeing the real world and the magical realms?
Horowitz: There’s going to be a real world component, that we saw Henry in last night in Seattle. And we’re going to flash back to the Enchanted Forest because we realize that all those scenes we saw in the opening of the episode were actually flashforwards. So the show will remain the same it’s just going to have new settings new worlds and new adventures.

The musical episode came off really well. Any thoughts on doing another one?
Kitsis: I think we should do the stage show. I think that should be the next step should be the next one. It was a lot of work, so I don’t think we’ll do one next year.

Once Upon a Time on Broadway!
Kitsis: Yes, Once Upon a Time on Broadway sounds good to me!

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So like, I have opinions about how shows should structure themselves. Specifically like adventure-y, action-y shows like the Hundo. It’s built upon my years and years and years of watching shit like Buffy, Farscape, Charmed, Roswell, etc. (Micheal Geurin ILY)

This is basically my Grand Plan for when I inevitably am given a CW show. Inevitably. You know I’m for cereal because I’m going full adult capitalization on this bitch. 

Overall Show Structure

Overview 

First of all, I think a show should know how long it wants to run. There should be an end date in mind rather than letting it just go on forever until it dies in a last, pathetic choke for relevance. Yeah, lookin’ to you SPN. As far as I’m concerned 3, 5, and 7 seasons are the best options for intended length but I think an argument can be made for other choices. 

I’m going to focus on a 5 season structure because it’s the one I think is best from both a story telling and fandom supporting stance. So, lets brush quickly on why I think 3 and 7 seasons are also good options.

3 Season Run

This form of the story is clear, concise and focused. There’s nothing extraneous in a short run like this and I think there’s a lot to be said for clean story telling like this. In a 3 season run season 1 shows us who characters are and what their relationships are; season 2 tests those relationships and asks characters to stretch themselves; season 3 breaks those relationships and the tensions first overcome in season 1 as the tearing points. 

7 Season Run

Telling a story for this long is a big ask. A lot changes in that many seasons and honestly, I think this is the longest possible run before a show loses coherency (crime procedurals can escape this but I think they’re a unique breed). The 7 season show follows the same structure as the 5 season run but the last 2 seasons pull from a dangled bit of information in season 3. This’ll make a little more sense as we dig into my season break down. You’re also almost certainly looking at some pretty big central cast choices by the end of 7 seasons.

5 Season Run

Okay, so my personal favourite, the 5 season run. I think this is the best length for a show of this type, action adventure stories that are ultimately about people. In a 5 season run you build characters, break them down, and let them reform themselves. 5 seasons is enough to really explore the depths of characters with time and focus but not so long that you end up repeating personal stories in clumsy ways.  In broad brush strokes seasons 1 and 2 set up who are characters are and what their relationships will be; season 3 picks away and their sense of self and leaves them at their lowest point in it’s finale; seasons 4 and 5 build them back up, reaffirm who they are and why it is that they’re doing this. 

Season By Season Breakdown 

Season 1

A good first season is a hard one. You need a small, tight story with small, personal stakes. This is where you set up the core of your show (hopefully the central cast that will carry all the way to the end of your run) and tell us who we’re rooting for. We’re given 3 or 4 characters who are going to be at the heart of our show and we need to learn who they are. It’s important that they have interpersonal tension and that by the end of the season they have a stable, working relationship.

This is also when you want to keep the stakes low. No one saves the world in the first season. Where do you go from there? The first season is about personal danger and personal stakes. We shouldn’t even meet the real antagonist this season. Our plucky heroes duke it out with lackies and maybe a lieutenant, a second or third in command. We hear about but never meet the Big Bad. The season ends with the  heroes defeating the small scale. For Buffy that was overcoming a prophecy of her own death. For the Hundo that was repelling an attacking force from their home. Small scale, personal. It shows us who our characters are but doesn’t ask to much of them.

Season 2

All those relationships we set up in season 1 are going to be tested. We’re going to meet the Big Bad who was calling the shots last season and we’re going to take a swing at them. But season 2 also leads directly from season 1, maybe there’s a time jump but it’s short. Maybe there’s a new direction but it is born out of the ashes of the season 1 finale hook.  

Our core group expands, they stretch their wings and test what their relationships do under the stress of higher odds. Season 2 feels pressure on a bigger scale, the core group aren’t the only ones at stake now. Maybe it’s family and friends, or their town. The Big Bad has seen that they really are a threat and is playing for keeps. In a fatal show we should suffer a loss that hurts in the final episodes. There is a victory but it’s not without it’s losses 

Season 3

We get a departure from our first two seasons. Season 3 can take a time jump, it doesn’t have to fall directly on the heels of the second season. But something late in season 1 comes back up. A good way to play this is to take the antagonist from a two episode arch shortly before the conclusion of season 1 and make them a big deal. This is a good time to make the antagonist here someone with whom the Big Bad in the first two seasons had their own tension with. The heroes do this antagonist a favour when they take out the Big Bad but it proves that they’re a force to be reckoned with. 

This is a good season to narrow down, break a couple of those relationships. Swinging at the Big Bad last season cost our heroes something. In season 3 we know that heroes don’t have plot armor, the Good Guys don’t always walk away. The loss of a friend and the knowledge that this probably wont be the last loss weighs heavily on our heroes. They handle it differently and it starts to rupture the fabric of the group. Tension in the season is born of a question of how or if our group will stick together.

This is a good season to have one of our heroes play on the dark side a little. Maybe our new antagonist isn’t totally wrong about the way they view the world. 

The end of this season should see this antagonist dead and our heroes tentatively recommitted to the cause. A Pyrrhic victory at the conclusion of this season can make sure our heroes don’t want those deaths to be in vain. 

Season 4

At some point in first half of the first season a lacky  mentioned some Ultimate Villain that our first Big Bad was afraid of. Yeah, that mother fucker is back in the game. Or heroes are only tentatively recommitted to the cause, they’re as dark as we’ve ever seen them and they’re not all comfortable with the things they’ve done to get here. So season 4 is going to make them earn it. This is a season where they’re asked to prove that they are hero types, to make hard calls, to stretch themselves. 

But we also get victories. Someone they helped in the first or second season comes back as a guest star, is involved in their lives in a positive way because they helped them. This is where we get to see our heroes really commit, really see that they’re a force for good.

At the end of season 4 the Ultimate Villain isn’t defeated but they know what they have to do. They have achieved the first half of defeating this villain, maybe it’s securing a Magic Item, or a certain location, maybe it’s just figuring out who the fuck the villain actually is and what that means. But at the end of season 4 our heroes are poised to take their step at the Ultimate Villain. This is where we have our “I aim to misbehave” speech. Going into the fifth season our heroes are hard, are focused, and are ready to take no prisoners. 

Season 5

We should get a victory march. Season 5 should be an absolutely adoring ode to why we love these characters. It shouldn’t be easy for them, hell no. It should cost. We need one of the core group to die, absolutely. And die senselessly, die because the group make a stupid arrogant call because they’re the Heroes and they forgot what that can cost. Season 5 should pull away the arrogance that they learned in seasons 2, 3 and 4. By the end of season 5 they defeat the Ultimate Villain and walk out on top, but they do it by being the characters we first meet, the best versions of themselves. They have had all their rough edges buffed away by seasons of hardship and then they have the arrogance that winning gave them kicked out by hard, aching losses. But at the end of the finale the surviving cast should be their best selves, alive and well because they were the people that their friends could count on and because their relationships have helped make them the best they can be. 

So. Yeah. Someone give me a show. 

Arrow Moves To Thursdays

Woke up to this article today and my TL looked like:

Arrow is moving to Thursday nights at 9 pm next fall for their sixth season. Reactions varied from chill to… not. Do I think this is a bad thing? No, I don’t. 

Allow me to preface this post by saying this: I’ve been talking about Arrow’s ratings and The CW network since I started this blog. Long before there was ever a ratings drop, my opinion was that The CW has a different business model than the other networks. If you cannot accept that The CW’s profitability is not based on live ratings, then this is not the blog for you. You don’t have to take my word for it. Stephen Amell confirmed it at HVFF Chicago. Mark Pedowitz has spoken about it.  I’ve done my research on this folks. They are structured differently than the Big Four. It’s just facts. (X) 

Yes, I was surprised by the move mostly because I had grown complacent about Arrow on Wednesday night. Wasn’t expecting it. I am no expert, but I’m happy to share my thoughts. I’ll talk about what I like about the move. Then we’ll shift to concerns.

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anonymous asked:

hey there, so i always wondered about the purpose of dean's church confession in 10x16, what the hell were the writers trying to tell us?

Originally posted by dmitri-mish-ackles

Well…. it’s a part of Deans whole storyline since the pilot - a component of the exposition that his 12 years of story that we have been watching is all emotionally driven, a character based arc rather than plot based, all centering around Dean’s journey to self acceptance and self worth.

It’s also in large part a part of my #performing!dean tag and I imagine every meta writer’s performing!dean tag as performing!dean is a large part of this arc, the deconstruction of which leads to his self acceptance and works alongside his self worth.

At this point in 10x16, Dean is realising that he doesn’t want to die, he doesn’t think he deserves to die…

Remember all Dean’s self hatred, all his self loathing and feelings of worthlessness from earlier seasons? Remember how he constantly put himself in harms way because he felt that any life, anyones, was pretty much more worthy of living than his own?

Well, that has changed by this point. He still cares for others and their lives in a massive way and will still put himself in harms way to protect them but it isn’t with the same nonchalance towards his own life, he isn’t actively thinking that his own life is worthless anymore…

Remember this?

Originally posted by castielsource

Remember how, over the whole show but particularly since Hell Dean has grown, has evolved, not to change himself as such but to change the way he sees and portrays himself to others? How he has started up to 10x16 to let some of his guard down? How only 4 episodes earlier he admitted to liking and listening to Taylor Swift in front of Sam for example? How he has become more emotionally available with Cas since purgatory?

This is all part of the deconstruction of Performing!Dean and his emotional journey to self acceptance… Self acceptance is for me Dean’s whole arc since the pilot. It is with key points such as going to Hell, the introduction of Cas and more recently the introduction of Amara as the exposition but then Mary as her extension as the actual catalyst that we have come to the climax of this arc for Dean in 12x22.

There are moments throughout the show though that of course build to this moment and this is just one of them. The others being for example:

1x09: Dean walks away from Sam to call John about going back to their family home, facing the ghost of Mary, he breaks down and sobs into the phone, revealing that he is an extremely emotional person and family is his weakness but also his biggest focus in life.

2x11: Dean asks Sam why everyone assumes they’re gay, Sam tells Dean he is a bit butch and seems like he is overcompensating (gee, ya think?!).

2x13: Dean and Cassie: basically a huge exposition for the fact that Dean portrays himself as a give-a-shit lothario but when it comes to it he loves and he loves hard, he’s a gentle lover and fell in love with a passionate woman who only left him because she thought it was for his own good and what he wanted, they argue, they stare deeply at each other, they fight, because they care. Sam even tells Dean:

“What’s interesting is you guys never really look at each other at the same time. You look at her when she’s not looking, she checks you out when you look away. It’s just a… just an interesting observation in a… you know… observationally interesting way.”

I even did a gifset parallel with 12x19 of this episode cos dude, exposition much. She’s even called Cassie FFS *Tink looks into the camera*. gifset here.

4x01: Cas looking straight into Dean’s heart and seeing that he doesn’t think he deserves to be saved etc. leading to Dean then convincing Cas himself that they deserve to have Free Will, that they can save the world and they do by s5. *sobs a little at how beautiful this story is and it’s only 2 years in*

The whole of season 7: Dean is an alcoholic mourning Cas and worried for his brother then also mourning Bobby, feeling his life is worthless if he can’t save and protect his family.

MoC era: Dean loses what makes Dean Dean. He becomes hard, full of anger and pain, without the soft side. This is frightening and he would rather die than become like this.

Season 11: Amara is a complete exposition of Dean’s emotions, as I wrote it a few long posts about Amara, search #amara on my blog but here and here are the main ones. She exposes that he feels love but also shame, that he is holding himself back from something (add this to 11x11′s: follow your heart and all the heart / love themes of the early season right before Cas gets taken away and Dean spends the last half of the season desperately trying to get him back while Amara, all powerful being has to use Cas to get to Dean).

Season 12: Mary is the extension of Amara, she is the catalyst for Dean to finally face himself, all this has built and built to the point where, nearing 40 years of age he finally doesn’t want to sublimate anymore, he doesn’t want to hide. This post is my explanation for how Mary is exactly what he needed at this point, I think I wrote it mid season, but it was clear by 12x03 that this was her role and of course 12x22 was a great big wave hello and goodbye to Performing!Dean, another meta I wrote called “Dean Winchester is going to die” after 12x11 harked at the fact that this was coming and wasn’t it GLORIOUS?!

In his confrontation with Mary in 12x14 Dean essentially tells Mary that he thinks he deserves better, this is a huge deal for Dean - a HUGE deal for his self worth arc. He then in 12x22 addresses the fact that his upbringing wasn’t FAIR, that he didn’t cope well with it, that it has damaged him. He lets his wall down, he also literally blows down the walls of the bunker with the grenade launcher, the metaphorical taking down his walls, even Toni says it was a metaphor to hammer this home to us…

So yeah 10x16 is one of the key components throughout the years to show us that Dean’s story is all about his emotional journey to self acceptance of his softer side, the side that he hides by using the Performing!Dean facade, also he talks about people, feelings that he wants to experience differently to before or for the first time…  make of that what you will but for me…

In 10x14 just two episodes earlier we have: Dean choosing Cas over Crowley (to give the first blade to) right after a deleted scene in which Crowley and Cas have a whole conversation about Dean being CAS’s boyfriend rather than Crowleys, and Crowley telling Cas that he is running himself into the ground trying to save him, also Cain paralleling Cas with Colette after telling Dean he knows him.

Not long before that we had the burger date where Dean asked Cas to take him out if he got really bad with the MoC then there was the episode where they were heavily paralleled with a married couple where the wife had to let the husband go for fear of killing more people I mean, not to mention the whole Demon!Dean arc where Cas sacrificed himself to save Dean, where Dean knows it and seems to be… clearing a space on his bed but Cas is pulled away by Heaven again, I love this visual metaphor, where then Destiel is actually brought up on screen in 10x05…. you cannot tell me that…

Originally posted by foxylosu

So yeah, this scene in 10x16 is just part of the overall exposition for Dean’s emotional journey throughout the show, it’s a part of the intricately woven pattern of Performing!Dean and Destiel that alongside other aspects of his journey make up a large part of Dean’s overall self acceptance and self worth arc, with the Performing!Dean side climaxing in 12x22, we are just waiting for the second part now… 

Jessica and Mary were twins. Jessica’s actions put Mary in Radley. Jessica had an affair with Peter Hastings. Melissa was born and Jason was born AND GOD ONLY KNOWS HOW, but Charles was born too. I guess Pastor Ted were having sex with his mental high school girlfriend or something. Mary (WHILE BEING RADLEY PATIENT STILL!), pretend she was her sister and she seduced Peter and she had twins. She sold one of her daughters AND THEN SHE GET OUT OF RADLEY… Around this time Jessica and Kenneth send Charles to Radley, so at least we know that Mary and Cece wasn’t in Radley at the same time. At least. But I’m still curious why Jessica took Charles in a first place. But who cares about Charles.. It was only big deal in like two or three seasons, season 7 have nothing to do with previous seasons, let’s make that clear.

Ok, so Charles become Charlotte or Cece or whatever and transforming from boy to a girl haven’t really changed her twisted mind and she was jealous of Alison or Spencer or.. who cares? But it’s fine, she take the game from mona even when mona never had any real motive to start the game with, but let’s forget about this. Wait, no. I won’t forget.

Mona always wanted to be friends with Alison and she was obsessed with her. She even made herself a creepy room in Lost woods resort, and then she helped Alison to run away. And then she was popular and best friends with hannah, and then after a year Aria came back and she started blackmailing them and only explanation we’ve got was that SPENCER, EMILY AND ARIA TOOK HANNA AWAY FROM HER.. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!

And then Cece took the game, and we should just ignore all time gaps and wholes, and all unanswered questions we’d ever have about Cece and how she used to kiss her own cousin.

But then she was blamed for Wildens death and she used Alison passport to get away from the country. And as we know now, she did it because Wren called her and told her that she has a sister. And then she met Archer Dunhil on the plane and they fall madly in love. Sure.

And ok, I’m willing to believe it. All of it. Alex as Spencers secret, evil twin, and Cece as transgender older sister. And I can believe that Cece and Alex felt like that because they were having some rough time and were jelaous. I’m willing to believe that all the clues were there only to hide the biggest secret what was left till the very end.

I’m going to forget about Maya, Ian, Garrett and Wilden.

I’m not going to ask why they never explained what was Jenna doing, I’m not going to ask about Lucas, Paige, Melissa and Jason anymore. NAT club? Forget about this! It was never important. I won’t ask why Archer was flirting with Alison and having an affair with her even when he was in love with Charlotte. Alison wanted to get Cece out, so he never had to persuade her to help her. I don’t care why you can’t turn your back on a Hastings, or what happened to Tippi the bird. I won’t even bother to ask for how long Mary was with Alex, was she with her while she was living in London? Or was it actually Alex dressed up as a guy in a dollhouse? That’s why spencer felt like she knew this person?

But tell me just one thing. Only one thing I need to know now..

 

HOW THE HELL ALEX BUILD THIS BUNKER UNDER ALREADY BUILT HOUSE?

 

I’d like to think that this show was special for me, and all journey was just great.

But let me say this, that since season 4 it was just different. It was tiring, because all we could get out of it is more questions.

And this whole Addison story was like a slap for me.

There were s omany ways to end this show. With Ezra, Melissa, Lucas and Cece together, even with Jason. But it’s not only the finale I’m pissed at. I’m pissed on whole last 3 seasons. It was like in season 4 all the writers decided they don’t give a fuck anymore. They were like:

Oh shit, look what all the fans are doing on Tumblr, all these theories and how they pick up the smallest things (WHICH WERE TOLD US TO BE IMPORTANT! JUST HAVE A LOOK ON ALL MARLENE PLL TWEETS AND CLUES………….) and making bad ass theories.

You know what, I’m just …

Just…

Disappointed.

Thank you all theorists here and fans who made this pll journey so great. You guys are the only reason that this show was special. Ok, you and Troian.

Thank you,

S .

Explaining Cartoon Network’s Scheduling Tactics (as it relates to Steven Universe)

First, the hiatuses, namely this one:

In order for CN to keep using the Steven Bomb format, they need to have a somewhat sizable backlog of finished episodes built up, so we don’t end up having unreasonably huge breaks in between every event.

The last time we had a major hiatus like this was in between Log Date 7 15 2 and Super Watermelon Island, which lasted 124 days. After that hiatus ended and we got In Too Deep, we found ourselves in another hiatus that lasted 63 days. You know what we got after that? THE SUMMER OF STEVEN. 2-3 months of nonstop episodes. While it was super-enjoyable to have Steven everyday, we pretty much *breezed* through most of season 3 that summer, so it’s no wonder we got a bunch of hiatuses after that.

So, let’s say for instance that season 5 is all completed and season 6 is well underway. If CN wants to do another big event like that, they need more time so they can do what they did with season 3 with season 5, without having to have another massive hiatus afterwards.

The Steven Bomb Format:

And why not just air them weekly, like a normal TV network? Because, while that is more convenient, making every premiere a “special limited-time event” tends to bring in more ratings.

Remember, television is competitive. Nick, CN, and Disney all want a slice of every child’s afterschool TV time, and even more of their weekend time. They will do *anything* to get them tuning into one channel over the other.

The Big Four (CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX) have it easy. They have a much larger target demographic, and therefore can afford to air episodes of their shows weekly on a regular basis. CN can’t, because instead of 18-49 year olds, they’re targeting 7-13 year olds, who have a million other distractions that they have to compete with besides TV.

“Special One Week Event” gets their attention a bit more than “Every [Day of the Week] at [Time of Day]” because, quite simply, one is “special” and the other is normal.

Airing TTG Nonstop:

A show like TTG is easy to air in big marathons because it’s episodic, so kids can tune in whenever and can easily enjoy it. And, judging by the number of views on TTG videos on CN’s YouTube, kids do enjoy it. They wouldn’t be airing it nonstop if kids didn’t like it. (Which, by the way, is why all your “End Teen Titans Go” petitions will go absolutely nowhere)

SU, on the other hand, is a much more difficult beast to put down. Many episodes are standalone, but many more tie into each other. It’s hard to have that “sit-down anytime” format when the best episodes to air are the ones that require the most backstory.

And besides, most people just watch them online anyway.

The Lack of Promos:

With SU’s huge online presence, it’s figured that most of the viewers are going to come from word of mouth. Therefore, it’s not seen as feasible to have promos made for a show that gets just as much advertising for free from fans talking to fans in the presence of nonfans, who then check it out and do the same.

Regular reruns and promos would just be a waste of airtime, when all you have to do is post a couple of memes to the Twitter feed every now and then.

Why No Word of a Release Date Yet?

Timing!

No seriously, it all has to do with timing. You see, when you announce something, you have to make sure people are going to be listening. And not just any people, the *right* people. As in, the target demographic, which, spoiler alert, is not us.

If they announced the airdate long before it actually came, I doubt the children watching CN would remember long enough, especially considering how close we’re getting to school beginning.

If they want the kiddies to tune in for whatever special event they’re cooking up, they need to do it close to the airdate rather than far away from it.

And, for the sake of everyone being on the same page, it’s easier to just announce it everywhere at the same time, which is why they haven’t put the release date online for us and then on TV for the kids.

Hype is a precious thing. One has to be careful with it.

In each of these, all CN really sacrifices is the viewing convenience of a relatively large but comparatively small internet fandom, who were all going to watch it anyway.

I don’t know about you, but I’d consider that a bargain.

In short, it may suck…but it works.

My feelings on the PLL Finale

This is the post I promised about all of my feelings about the finale and the show, now that it has come to a close. I don’t have many good things to say about it so I am warning you now before you start reading. If you enjoyed the finale and are the kind of person whose mood (and in turn opinions) can be affected by those of others if they don’t match their own, don’t read on. Unfollow me, because a lot of what I post or reblog from now until I stop using this account will not be positive.

I envy any of you who loved the finale, as I mentioned yesterday, because this show has been really close to my heart, and I wouldn’t want to be the person who ruins those memories for you because I know how easy it is to change your mind about how you feel about something if everyone (or at least the majority) around you doesn’t feel the same way as you. If I were you, I would guard my feelings fiercely (if I were content with the finale) and keep away from all accounts that might make me second guess my views. However, if you are interested and can tolerate diverse views, or if you share the same frustrations as me, you’re welcome to read on!

Keep reading

Flame: A Seth Rollins Series

Part 1

(Here is the new version of Flame! I hope you guys enjoy this version!)

A/N: Maya Grey seemed to have had it all; a three time Divas Champion, First Lady to one of the biggest factions in the WWE, and the man of her dreams Seth Rollins. But one night after Monday Night RAW, Maya’s world slowly begins to crumble.


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2014:

“Yo where in the fuck is Rollins at man?!? I wanna get out of here already!!” Roman Reigns paced impatiently by their rental car as he, Dean Ambrose, and 22-year-old Divas Champion Maya Grey stood outside the arena, waiting for their Shield member and friend Seth Rollins.  

It was two weeks before the Payback pay-per-view where the boys would continue their feud with Evolution in a no disqualification match and Maya would defend her title against AJ Lee. They had just finished a grueling tag team match against Evolution on RAW and were all very eager to get to their hotel for some much-needed sleep.

“I swear he takes longer to get ready than a freaking chick man!!” Dean groans. “Even Lil’ Bit over here is quicker than him!!”

Maya smiled, rolling her eyes over Dean’s nickname for her. “You know we could just leave him behind.” she playfully suggests. “He can always catch a ride with Cesaro or someone else.”

“That would be a great idea…if we had the car keys!!” Dean sassed back at her. “Why don’t you go and hurry your man along so we can get on the road?”

“Are you kidding me? If she goes, we’ll never get out of here!” Roman jokes. Maya’s face turns red and she quickly throws her empty water bottle at Roman’s head, which he smacked it away with his hand.

“You guys suck.” Maya says, annoyed by her brothers and their constant teasing. “And how many times do I have to tell y'all-”

“‘There’s nothing going on between me and Seth!’” both Roman and Dean say at once, mimicking her Southern accent. “We know, we know!!”

“And yet we see you two stealing kisses when you think no one notices.” Roman teases.

“Or how they can’t keep their hands off each other.” Dean coos, making kissing noises at her.

“Oh and let’s not forget how they’re always cuddled up in the back seat or in the back of the bus ALL THE DAMN TIME!!” Roman laughed, fist bumping Dean in the process.

“Fuck you both.” Maya flashes them both her middle finger before making her way back inside the arena to search for Seth.

Even though she hated when Roman and Dean would tease about her and Seth, she couldn’t help but smile. Their “relationship” was a confusing one to say the least. In fact, on her 22nd birthday back in August, Seth confessed that he was in love with her and that he wanted to be with her. The only ones who knew about it were Dean and Roman, and that’s because they all traveled together.

Growing up in San Antonio, Maya Grey always knew that she wanted to be a WWE Superstar, ever since she the first time she saw Lita compete. She took one look at her and thought, “I wanna be like her.” At only 9, she began studying every wrestler on the WWE roster, learned their moves and even created a few of her own, and fully dedicated herself to one day making her dream a reality. Her mother on the other hand, refused to have Maya be involved in something that she believed was ridiculous and degrading towards women. When Maya refused to give up on her dream, at just 16, her mother disowned her and kicked her out. She bounced back and forth between her aunt Isobel and her grandparents until her graduation After that, Maya traveled to Austin and began to wrestle under the name Magenta Riff for a local indie company called Anarchy Championship Wrestling (ACW).

Two years later, word began to spread about her and her skills in the ring, even going so far as to calling her “Lita 2.0”. Curious, Vince McMahon sent both Stephanie and Triple H down to Texas to see this so called “Little Lita” for themselves. To make a long story short, they were extremely impressed with what they saw and urged Maya to come and sign with the WWE, but Maya was afraid they wouldn’t want her after they found out how old she really was.

Once she told them the truth however, Stephanie and Triple H decided to become somewhat of ‘surrogate parents’ to Maya, even going as far as to move her down to Orlando and get her set up in her own apartment. Her first day as an official WWE signed talent, Triple H let her know that she would be making her debut on the main roster in less than a month and that she would become the fourth member of a faction that was about to make their main roster debut, The Shield.

Two members of The Shield, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, embraced the idea of having a female in the group and naturally welcomed, at the time, the 18 year old into the fold with open arms. Seth Rollins on the other hand…not so much. In fact, in the beginning he was a total ass to her. He thought that Triple H made a huge mistake signing someone so incredibly young and he wasn’t afraid to say it to her either.  

Having enough of Seth’s constant insults, Maya chose to be trained by Daniel Bryan and a main roster diva, AJ Lee. However, once she won her debut main roster match against Natalya, a seasoned Diva, she showed everyone, including Seth, just what she was capable of and why she was known as “Lita 2.0″. Seth eventually apologized for being such an ass to her and as time passed, they slowly started forming a friendship.

As a team, The Hounds of Justice quickly began to dominate both the men’s and the Divas Division. Roman and Seth won the Tag Team Titles from Team Hell No, Dean became one of the longest reigning United States Champions with 351 days, and Maya became the youngest Diva’s champion at 18 after defeating AJ Lee and was now fast approaching beating her record as longest reigning Diva’s Champion!  

Outside of the ring, Maya had become close with all her Shield members and vice versa. But her friendship with Seth was something different. She never admitted it aloud, but she begun to develop feelings for Seth. There was just something about him, whether it was his cockiness in the ring or how he was always so goofy and sweet around her, she couldn’t help falling for him. But she refused to act on her feelings. She knew that work relationships were kind of frowned upon, even though there were a lot of them happening (AJ/Punk, Cena/Nikki, Brie/Daniel, etc.). So, she just pushed her feelings down and hoped that eventually they would go away.

However, working and traveling together, constantly being around each other 24/7 only made her feelings for him grow stronger. What she didn’t realize, was that Seth was beginning to form feelings for her as well.

Normally, Maya wasn’t the type of girl he would be interested in. I mean sure, she was very beautiful & fun to be around, and one hell of a wrestler, but besides the 5-year age difference, they didn’t have that much in common. Sure, they both shared a love for sci-fi, horror movies, and video games, but that was pretty much it. Seth had a love for Heavy Metal music while Maya was more of a classic rock vinyl kind of girl. Seth liked his girls with tattoos and piercings, and Maya had none. The biggest difference between them, Maya was still a virgin at 22, and Seth…well…to be frank, Seth was known around the locker room for having a reputation of…. well being a man-whore.  

She came off like this sweet and innocent girl that he would corrupt if he got too close to her. But Seth couldn’t control the way he felt, and neither could she. There was just something about her that kept drawing her to him. Whether it was her personality, her smile, her infectious laugh, how she didn’t care what people thought of her, or the fact that wasn’t afraid to call him on ALL his bullshit, he could let down the guard he built up and could just be himself around her. Maya was the same way; she had her guard up. That all changed when Seth confessed his love for her.    

Maya checked catering, all the break rooms where the guys would go play video games, and even peeked inside one of the men’s locker room, but Seth was nowhere to be found. She tried calling him, but his phone kept going straight to voicemail, which was a little weird to her. She was about to give up when she saw two of her closest friends Brie and Nicki Bella walking towards her with Brie’s husband and Maya’s former coach Daniel Bryan.

“Hey, have you guys seen Rollins? The boys wanna get to the hotel and he has the car keys.” she asked.

“Yea, I think I saw him heading towards the locker rooms in the back.” Brie replied, pointing towards the back.

“Thanks Brie. I’ll see y’all back at the hotel.”

“Hey Maya, great job tonight!” Daniel yells to her as she walks away.

“Thanks Daniel!!” she yells back as she heads to the locker room. Once she reaches the one marked men’s, she pushed the door open and heads inside.

*******Maya’s POV********

“Yo Rollins, come on!! What the hell is taking you so-” I start to say but was quickly silenced by what sounded like someone groaning, but not like someone was in pain.  

I stepped further inside, curious as to who or what was making that noise. My eyes grew wide in horror and I felt my heart sink into my stomach when I saw exactly who it was. Seth, the man I loved, the man who swore that he loved me and wanted to be with me, was with another woman. Not just any woman, but Zahra, his crazy ex!! His pants were down at his ankles and Zahra was on her knees in front of him, her head bobbing back and forth on his junk.

Once he saw me, he quickly pushed Zahra away from him and pulls up his pants while Zahra just stayed there on her knees, a smug smile stretched across her face. She never liked the fact I was chosen to be a part of The Shield over her and believed that I was the reason Seth had dumped her crazy ass. This bitch knew exactly what she was doing and was enjoying watching me suffer. 

Before either one of them could say anything, I bolted out the room. I could hear him calling my name but that didn’t stop me. I ran past a few of the divas and could hear them call my name, but I didn’t stop. I could feel the tears beginning to form, but I pushed them away. No. I tell myself. You’re not gonna cry. Not here. Not until I was out the arena and away from everyone. 

“Maya!” Seth called, his voice getting closer and closer to me. “Maya, stop… wait a second!!”

Hearing his voice only made me run faster. I was almost to the exit when Seth finally caught up, jumping in front of me, and grabbing me by the hand but I quickly slap it away. 

“DON’T TOUCH ME!!” I shouted loud enough that people began to look towards our direction. Seth backs down, but doesn’t walk away. 

“Maya please, I can explain-” he tried to say but I quickly cut him off.

“I don’t wanna hear whatever bullshit excuse you’ve cooked up Seth.” I choke. “In fact, I don’t want to hear anything from you.” I go to walk away from him, but he pushes his body right up against me, pinning me to the wall and blocking me from getting away.

“Get out of my way Seth.” I ordered, but he refused to move. 

“Baby please.” he begged. “I swear I never meant for this to happen. Zahra showed up out of nowhere and I told her to leave-”

“Please just stop!” I cry, looking away from him. “I don’t want to hear any of this! Just let me go!”

“No! I’m not letting you leave until you hear me out!”

I could feel my eyes filling with tears as Seth stood in front of me. I couldn’t bear to look at him. I kept seeing Zahra down on her knees, all I could hear was Seth moaning in pleasure. I felt sick to my stomach.

“Maya, Seth! There you guys are!!” I heard a deep voice call out. I look over Seth’s arm and saw both Roman and Dean walking towards us. This isn’t happening right now, I thought to myself. Keep it together girl. Don’t let them see you cry.

“Yo, lovebirds!! Let’s go, I wanna get out of here sometime tonight!” Dean’s voiced echoed as he and Roman got closer to us. Wisely, Seth quickly backed away from me, folding his arms over his chest. Once they reached us, Roman took one look at me and could tell that something wasn’t right. I stuck my hands in my pockets and looked down, watching as the tears fell from my eyes and hit the concrete.  

Both Roman and Dean stare over at Seth, then at one another, then finally over at me, confused looks stretched across their faces. Roman was the one to break the awkward silence. “What’s going on here?”  

“It’s nothing. Can you guys just give us a minute?” Seth sighed, his voice slightly irritated. 

“Maya, what’s wrong? Are you crying?” Dean looked at me, puzzled.

“No. It’s nothing.” I lie, pushing myself off the wall. “I just want to get out of here. You guys go ahead, I’m just gonna catch a ride with Nikki and Brie tonight.”

“Why? What’s wrong?” Roman asked, his voice laced with a mixture of concern and confusion.

I looked at my worried Samoan before I shifted my eyes over to the direction of Seth. “Ask him.” I replied coldly and began to move away from them.

“Baby, please.” I hear Seth plead as I walked away. “Don’t do this. Please let me fix this. Maya… I love you.“  

I don’t know what came over me, but hearing him say those words, I snapped. I turned around and my hand swung, connecting with his face, hard. He stumbled back, holding his face in complete shock. 

I stare him down, my anger quickly rising. Everybody told me once I joined The Shield not to get too close to him. That he was known for being a cheater. I mean hell, I stood up for him when he cheated on his fiancé with that tattooed blow-up doll looking bimbo!! But I didn’t listen. I didn’t fall in love in Seth Rollins, the Architect of The Shield with a horrible track record with women. I fell in love with Seth, the lovable goofball that taught me how to play video games and would watch horror movies with me. I fell in love with the guy who could always make me smile even when I didn’t want to. I fell in love with the guy who told me that he loved me since the first moment we met. And it was that guy who had stolen my heart that would be the one to shatter it in to a million pieces.

“You…” I growled, raising my finger at him, “don’t speak to me unless it involves work. Don’t call me, don’t text me…don’t even look at me. I believed you when you said that you loved me. I defended you when EVERYONE told me not to fall for your bullshit, when they talked about you cheating on Leighla with that…that bitch. I stood up for you because they didn’t see the person that you were with me!”

Seth says nothing but runs his fingers through his hair, avoiding eye contact with me.

“Now I can see that they were right all along.” I continue, tears falling down my face. But I didn’t care. Let them fall, let him see how much he’s hurt me. “You turned out to be everything I feared.”

“Maya…”

“I HATE YOU.”

Grabbing my suitcase and my title from Roman, I turn on my heel and walk away from the three of them. I could hear what sounded like Dean’s voice yelling at most likely Seth, but I didn’t turn around. I kept walking. The tears continued to fall from my eyes but I didn’t care who saw at this point.

I felt betrayed by the one person I trusted more than anything. He said that he was in love with me. That he wanted to be with me and only me. That no matter how hard he tried to deny it, no matter how much he fought it, I was the one for him. That I was all he ever wanted, all he’d ever need.

Rehearsals

Dear haters, fuck you.
Sincerelly, me.


For the rest of y’all who want this here it is, resurrected








-I mean, we told them this back in 2011, they should be ready, right?-

-Yes, but for this? This is the most intimate thing we have ever done! - Said Benioff, slapping the script.

-They’re close friends, they won’t mind… And they there are! - The two actors walked in, greeting them and sitting down across them in the meeting room.

-So, Kit, Emilia, we need to tell you something about the season 7 finale…- Said Weiss while gathering the piles of papers in front of him.

-Are we killing each other? - Asked Emilia, raising her eyebrows.

-No, no, absolutely not! But I would recommend hitting the gym.-

They both looked up, significantly annoyed.

-Another season, another nude scene. Through which pyre will I be walking now?-

The showrunners looked at each other nervously.

-And why would I need to get naked? Another death and resurrection?-

Weiss mouthed something to his co-worker and Benioff just nodded.

-It’s a sex scene, actually.-

They shifted in their seats, looking very uncomfortable. Their eyes locked for a moment.

-Between our characters?-

-Yes!-

Kit nodded.

-I see… And we can expect classical HBO almost porn?-

-Not really…-

-I need whole answers! - Said Emilia, leaning over.

-So here’s the thing: it is very intimate, the most intimate sex scene we ever did. It’s not too raunchy but still, both of you will have to get naked completely.-

-Wonderful. Can we get some context and where will we shot it?-

-Not in a cave this time!-

-That was the saddest attempt at a joke, ever. - Said Benioff, turning to his partner.

-The set is actually built here, it looks like a lovely ship cabin. Go through the scripts and I’ll call in the director to talk.-

Emilia read them first. The scene wasn’t supposed to be too raunchy, but it was still a challenge. Kit glanced over her a few times, their sights meeting.

-Do you think we can do this?-

-Sure! I just need to call my trainer up! And book a waxing appointment. - She said with a frown.

He laughed and wanted to answer, but the showrunners came in with the director, calling them to visit the set. It looked like the cabin of a ship, walls dented in, made out of wood, it had large window and there was a really big bed. Another part of the set was a door which extended into a hallway, also belonging to a ship.

-So who sleeps in this room?-

-Daenerys.-

-She does love to travel in style, doesn’t she?-

Emilia walked around the set, going through the little details, like a vanity or trunks with the dragon sigil on it.

-So what now?-

-We should try to rehearse! - Said the director a bit too enthusiastically, causing the two actors to look at each other awkwardly.

-No nudity, just to see how you two would do it… God that came out wrong.-

-No more lame sex jokes, let’s just try it out. - Said Kit, sitting down on the bed. Emilia took of her jacket and folded it neatly on a chair and she sat down next to him, leaving a bit of space between them. Kit turned to the director.

-So, what did you have in your mind?-

-It’s not what’s usually done here, it’s more of a passionate scene, they actually love each other, so it’s not just fucking, it’s actually love making.-

-So, let’s start with the technicalities, who’s on top?-

-You start out first, and then we thought he’d flip you.-

-So like this…?-

He laid down on his back and she straddled him hesitantly, placing her hands on his stomach. He grabbed her and flipped her swiftly, now pressing her down.

-No, no, this is not karate!-

Weiss and Benioff were awkwardly sitting on the chairs across the bed.

-Try again, but gentler. Try not to press her down that much, and the straddling thing looks odd, now that I’m looking at it…-

-Why don’t you let them do it like they would find it logical?-

-This is actually a good idea! Get into character, and think how they would do the deed.-

-Also, some advice. When we film it, Em is going to wear her wig. Make sure you don’t snatch it off.-

-Great…-

-Go for it! I’ll record you, to see what we would like to keep and what would we do in a different way.-

They separated and she was on top again, between his legs, arms around his torso. She moved and they kissed, chaste and hesitant. He now carefully flipped her, much slower and graceful, putting a knee between her legs.

-Better?-

-Much better!-

-Do you want to see the footage?-

They walked over and the director gave them a critique or two, following by an awkward silence. Benioff decided to break the ice by opening another topic.

-Of course, it will be much different after hair and makeup and after proper lightning, but you two need to throw more passion in. Do you need to get drunk?-

-No, no! - They said in union.

-We’ll have more rehearsals later, the final one will be with nudity. And you seriously need to loosen up a little bit, you need to sell this isn’t a one night stand thing, you’re in love!-

-And what exactly do you expect us to do?-

-Convince me you’re in love with her and you want to seduce her. How does Jon Snow seduce a woman?-

-I think his method might not be appropriate here in public.-

Emilia laughed out loud, covering her blushing face.

-Convince me she’s the love of your life. Give her the look, try to pour words you’d say to the love of your life in your eyes. That’s what I need of you. And you, Emilia, the same. And no lip biting or licking, this isn’t lust, this is love.-

He glanced over at his new on-screen bedfellow, and turned his head around, giving her the best love-struck look he’d think of. What would Jon Snow look like if he would stare at the most beautiful woman in the world? He was always fascinated how her face changes after they put the wig on, the minimal makeup and she stops moving her brows. She turns almost otherworldly, inhuman. He realized he was still in his trance and she was looking back at him, eyebrow raised.

-Excellent! - Yelled the director.

The showrunners were clapping in the background, earning a mean look from Emilia. She was wearing a black tank top, which had a dangerously low neckline. He pulled the strap up subconsciously, to stop her breast from peeking out. The director nodded.

-You need to throw in more passion!-

-We get it, we do. One more try? - Asked Kit. The director nodded and turned the camera on again. They went in this time, much more passion, touching, grabbing, pulling… He almost licked her at one point, causing her to smile against his lips. He flushed their bodies impossibly close, only a thin layer of clothing remaining between them, both aware they won’t have that safety net once the cameras roll on the actual shoot. He grabbed her face now, separating them for a moment, just to breathe. Emilia shivered at the sight, his pupils were blown. Weiss and Benioff rose their eyebrows at them and the director clapped, finally happy with their performance. But then, Emilia flipped Kit over so she was on top again, he responded by repeating her actions, causing them to tumble down on the floor with a loud thud, limbs a tangled mess and faces only an inch apart. 

-Ouch!-

The three man laughed at the sight, only a female leg was sticking up from the pile on the floor.

-They say that practice makes the master. You two need practice. And maybe some ice.-

They got up, clearly disheveled. Benioff and Weiss were trying to hide their laughter, the two actors just crossed their arms.

-This is actually very difficult to pull off, you see. Why won’t you try it? - Asked Emilia while tapping her foot.

-Naked. - Sad Kit through his teeth. The showrunners looked grossed out, but then the two actors started laughing.

-Try just once more. And this time try not to hurt each other.-

They nodded and laid back first, putting themselves again in the same position. Kit laid back, only propped up by a pillow and she crawled between his legs, putting her arms on his sides, bodies not touching yet. They kissed again, much deeper than before. He slowly turned her around, holding her face, and stopped for a moment to look into her eyes. After 15 seconds of losing their grip, they let go of each other.

-I think this was it for today. See you tomorrow!-

They left together, discussing the scene.

-You nearly kicked me in the balls with your knee.-

-And you pulled my boob!-

-They’re right, we need to this proper. If it takes getting drunk, then so be it. - He said, not even breaking eye contact.

-I am offended!-

-Sorry, I was just joking. – Or maybe even testing some unknown waters.

-We have plenty of time. I have to go now, my friends are waiting for me to get lunch. Goodbye! - She kissed his cheek quick and gave him a brief hug and disappeared from his sight. After Emilia left, she reapplied her lipstick and checked herself in the mirror. For a moment, she let out a sigh and left.

He stayed behind and just checked his texts. Just a missed phone call from his agent. He leaned against the wall for a moment. This season will change the game.

anonymous asked:

I think Destiel is the show's end game but they want it to be the very last thing. So they set up the story around season 8/9 because they didn't really know if they were gonna get picked up and they had to dial it back up when it continued. Now it started again during season 12 knowing the show is gonna end in the next couple of years for sure without it being cancelled. Maybe? Thoughts? Love your meta!

Hi! Love you too!

I weirdly had a conversation about this yesterday in private so I’ve managed to actually coalesce some thoughts about this… Lots of thoughts.

Seeing as I joined fandom in the end of season 9, I basically joined a fandom that had been pretty hurt by the spec that season 8 might have been endgame if the show was cancelled… Obviously we’re never going to get any sort of statement on it until after we know the definitive line on whatever else they were doing with Destiel after the point it matters, so it’s going to be small potatoes if it was or not. 

But I don’t particularly think that it actually WAS - and the different way Cas, and his and Dean’s relationship, was portrayed in season 8 immediately threw a whole bunch of fuel on the fire but it was shocking in a way that it was being given attention rather than specifically being romantic, and it’s hard to tell the two apart, especially when you’re looking in the subtext and seeing romantic stuff, which when you’re a starving shipper suddenly seems like a feast of both charged interaction AND the old subtext, which is suddenly slathered all over everything when Cas is a major part of Dean’s emotional arc for the first time (in a good way). 

(LOTS more under the cut)

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anonymous asked:

Just random queastions. 1.) Do you think, that they maybe changed their mind after the reaction to the withanaccent-interview and felt so insulted, that they decided, to not make Johnlock canon after all? 2.) The tarmac-scene has some big similaritis to a scene in DW (don´t know what to say; question about the future; last chance to say "it") and is just built up like a love confession-scene. Do you think that maybe TPTB didn´t notice this? Or really thought it was funny? I´m so confused... tbc

3.)Benedict seems to be such a nice person (I love Martin even more, but he is not so outwardly caring.) etc. and i just can´t imagine him agreeing to queerbaiting? (I find most of “TJLC-Evidence” not very convincing, because I would also die etc. for a friend, but the tarmac-scene is imo queerbaiting/almost love confession. They HAVE TO notice what the scene implies!?). 4.)They always say it is their show etc. and that they don´t care about critics, do they really think of themself as SO GOOD?

5.) They said, that ACD did a mistake with Mary. Why do they do the same? I completly hate that dog-comperison/Mary-is-better-scene (TST is my least favoruite episode). It had to be a active descision to give Mary the narration over John ( THE ACTUAL NARRATOR!). They can´t just ignore all the terrible things they say about Mary and make her some angel asassian who saves John/Sherlock and is better than everyone?! And she is there the WHOLE TIME! She killed Sherlock! Why? Why? Why? For Amanda???

6.) There is that Amanda Abbington-Interview where she talks about coming back. Do you really thing that we´ll maybe have to see Mary-flashbacks/callbacks in every new episode? 7.) Prior to season 4, they said that they have 3 new cases etc., but in the end it wasn´t really like in season 1-2 (season 3 actually was my favorite season, but it clearly was different). TST and TFP ended in family drama. Do you trust them to go back to “normal” cases, without the need to over complicate everything?

8.)Do you think, that they maybe change their mind “pro-johnlock”(if it really was just a joke to them), after critics like Indiewire etc. called them out for the queerbaiting/John and Sherlocks feelings for eachother? That maybe they´ll realize that it´s not just “teenager girls” “hallucinating”? 9.)Do you believe in a season 5 (especially with BC as DS now)? 10.)Will we ever know, what John wanted to say in TRF? 11.)With TFP i wonder,do they truly believe we watch the show for the plot twists?


Oh Wow, Lots of stuff to get to here! Let’s have a look-see!

  1. Well, that interview would have had nothing to do with any of their decisions; if a journalist had that kind of power in the history of Sherlock ever, then it would have been canon in S2, or ahdblock been canon in S3, or sher/0//ie canon in episode one. Like… no, and that interview was garbage anyway. Anything that Mofftiss have done, is COMPLETELY on them and MAYBE the BBC. They were already filming TFP, I believe, around that time frame, so no, it had no bearing whatsoever on the outcome of the series.
  2. Ah, yup, Doomsday’s Bad Wolf Bay and the tarmac scene are pretty much identical (and just as painful), yet no one argues what The Doctor was going to say. But years later, we STILL have to prove to people that Sherlock indeed was going to and did tell John that he loved him. It drives me crazy. Mofftiss knew EXACTLY what they were doing, especially since the scene has parallels to the tarmac scene’s unspoken love in Casablanca. They did it on purpose; it’s even framed similarily to that tarmac, and the wording similar to Bad Wolf Bay. Just… They can’t seriously expect us to not believe it wasn’t meant romantically.
  3. Well, to be fair, I don’t think EITHER OF THEM wanted to be part of a giant queerbaiting fest. They both seemed immensely proud of their portrayals of their characters, Ben AND Martin played both of their characters gay and bi respectively, and BOTH men support LGBT causes and Ben is vocal against homophobia (I’m pretty sure Martin is as well, I just know Ben’s interviews better). I really honestly believe that they thought they were creating something different and were led to believe a different outcome of their character arcs than what we got. I don’t fault them at all – they are just puppets for the puppetmasters.
  4. Oh, they’re lying so hard about their lack of caring… If they didn’t care, Gattiss wouldn’t have written back, in prose, to a critic and Moffat wouldn’t be like “I don’t understand why no one likes this season” (paraphrasing, of course, but his blasé attitude is SO annoying and pretentious). Neither of them have really, otherwise, done anything but remain in hiding after the fallout of S4. It’s both suspicious and really REALLY annoyingly petty.
  5. Yeah, I STILL am reeling over their complete 180˚ of Mary’s character. It makes no fucking sense; they clearly were combining her character with that of the role of Sebastian Moran in ACD canon, and the arc was going to be brilliant. I have a lot of personal very biased opinions on why they did it, but yeah, it doesn’t make any fucking sense. THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING with her character. That and Moffat is terrible at writing women characters at the end of their arcs. If anything, her character was just unnecessarily shoehorned into a bigger role because they decided last minute to NOT make her Moran after all even though they STILL tied her character to Moriarty in S4. ACD did WAY better with Mary as a background character. And YES, it was SO WRONG of her to be the narrator, just… NO she’s NOT the one telling the stories. Ugh.
  6. Ugh, is there? Okay, look, IF – IFFFFF –  it’s shown in S5 that all of S4 was a ruse orchestrated by mostly her hand, reverting her character back to where it should be, THEN maybe I can accept her back in the fifth season and make her the badass villain she was SUPPOSED to be. I don’t believe she is dead because her gunshot was fake af, although I do ALSO believe that she may have been killed John in the false narrative scenario. If she comes back, it will be to explain her true actions in S4. Otherwise, she’s dead, we don’t need to see her anymore. Flashbacks maybe, but that’s it.
  7. S3 was my favourite season too, but I think that’s a personal bias because I love Sherlock’s character so much and I loved seeing how far their relationship arc progressed. T6T and TLD barely even HAD cases… and TFP, I don’t know her… so I don’t know where this idea came from. The whole season seemed intent on keeping John and Sherlock as distant from each other as possible, making Sherlock the sidekick TO MARY in his own show, and putting “no one asked for this” focus on Mary. Look, I know it sounds like I hate her, but I REALLY DON’T. I hate what they DID TO HER CHARACTER, and trying to call S4 a case-centred series when CLEARLY the case was a moot point in the first episode to Mary-backstory, it’s ridiculous. There wasn’t really a case in TLD – Sherlock was high off his rocker through most of the episode and Culverton did his weird creepy rapey thing. And I don’t even know what the fuck case was happening in TFP. I WANT to trust them to go back to Just The Two of Them Against the Rest of the World (what was that line even, then?!?!), but I fear that they won’t and will find a way to shoehorn another character-we-don’t-care-about *coughs* Eurus*coughs* into the story.
  8. Oh, I don’t think anyone could change Mofftiss’ minds. Look, if Johnlock DOES become canon, it will be because it was the plan all along, but because of how far S4 strayed off the narrative arc, it will look like they did it because of public outcry, NOT because it was their brilliant plan. They should have just stuck to the narrative rather than try for a publicity stunt that will probably work against them in the end.
  9. Tough to say about S5. There are reports about it being already commissioned, but I fear the negative reception may keep Martin and Ben far away from it if it turns out it really is a face-value series. I don’t know. BBC seems proud of what they got, so probably will get one. It’s one of the BBC’s top-rated shows (I think pre-S4 it was higher than Dr. Who), so who knows.
  10. Hahaha nope, I don’t think so. I USED to think we would, that Mofftiss were better writers together and would at least round out all the plot holes, but… S4 leaves me skeptical on a lot of things.
  11. I REALLY do think that they think we like the plot twists rather than the stories. Like… no. People were watching for the relationship, whether they knew it or not, platonic or not. The story of two men with the greatest friendship / relationship of all time. Not for … whatever the hell TFP was.

Whew! 

Season finale thoughts...

‘Sup, ladies and gentlemen.

I hope you had a good Jonerys day and an even better Season Finale of GoT.

As for myself, I needed to watch the episode like fifty times and make some mental notes about it so I can discuss out here with whomever is interested (any J0nsa&Antis in general get the hell out of my blog: this is a conversation for people who really watched the show, understood the characters and, possibly, read the books too. I don’t have the energy to argue with anyone. I will block you I swer I will). I wanted to publish it as soon as possible since we are still in the week after the season finale, but I found out there were a lot of thing to write.

it’s a very long one, I’m sorry. If you get tired I’ll understand, but I had to put my thoughts somewhere.

First of all, I want to make a point: I’m no watching, reading, seeing for causality anymore seasons leaks for the life of me. WHERE WAS CERSEI MISCARRIAGE?? WHERE WAS IT?!! WHERE WAS THE UNDRESSING AND SCAR-KISSING SCENE DURING THE BOATSEX?? WHERE WAS IT?!! I admit I had very high hope and I crushed over the ground painfully.

Originally posted by heroinwasmyhero

I know coming on Tumblr is not the best place on earth to avoid spoiler, but I will try not to go and look for them myself like I did (yeah, shame on me) for the Season 7. If it happens, it happens. But I won’t go and start the research myself.

Now, on the important point.

·        The Dragonpit scene was glorious.

There was so much tension in the air that the almost Claganebolw was a relief.

But the best part was, of course, Daenerys stealing the scene: Cersei wanted to be last person to arrive at the parlay because she was the Queen, the rightful Queen of the Seven Kingdoms to make the point that she was the most powerful person among all the others leader there (yeah, sure) and Dany, arriving on Drogon, with Rhaegal flying over them just, wanted to scale her down.

Everyone was impressed: Qyburn was in awe, Euron was impressed, Jorah was all proud and glorious. Everyone saw her and her dragons. That’s how you impress people, not by mass murdering half a city. But I will come back on Cersei later.

·        Showing the wights 

It was important that said scene was in silent: everyone had to see, understand and digest the information received. The DEAD is coming: what is matters now is to SURVIVE.

I was a bit disappointed that no Maester were present at the Dragonpit: they wanted a proof, there was the occasion to see it. But Qyburn was there and for how much of a loyal subject to the Queen or of an unethical former Maester he is - he won’t be listened by anyone in the Citadel, let’s face it - he still had a scientific mind. He was on his feet to watch the arm chopped off and understand.

I don’t know if it’s important but so far, everything shown in the show it’s always important. What they say or do in the show it always matter now or in the future.

Just like that kind-of-innuendo Euron Greyjoy told to Daenerys.

When winter’s over, we’ll be the only one left alive.

What was the point of saying that if that didn’t mean something? Euron is a duplicitous character, cunning, shrewd and ruthless (at least the Euron in the book, but the show Euron is not so bad himself).

I do expect him to change allegiance again, or betray, or be killed.

·        Jon Snow being true to his word

Seriously, guys, what did you expected him to do? Lie?

He’s Jon Fucking Snow, bastard son of Ned Stark, the most rightful man he has ever known. Jon is the spitting image of Ned Stark, trying to be his father’s son more than Robb ever was, more than Bran could ever be, more than Rickon would ever hope to be.

Let’s say Ned Stark father four sons not three

Ned Stark built an imagine to himself (probably to hide his many secrets) and his offspring (boys and girls alike) are trying to emulate him so much it almost hurt for how much peril this often brings to them.

So, when he was asked not to choose a side, he did choose it, regardless of the bad timing. Just like his father did when he decided to ride with Robert Baratheon to War against the Targaryen.

People brush over the fact that he did because he couldn’t lie to save his life, but people here miss to see something else, something very important: Cersei was playing with him.

She knew she would have touched a raw nerve by saying that Ned Stark’s son would be true to his word, she was playing with Jon’s sense of honor and if he accepted the truce she would have considered just as stupid and naïve as his father.

I want to think that Sansa or Tyrion warned everybody of Cersei attitude to play with other’s people feelings for her own good.

A lie would have been enough (or maybe not, after all Cersei doesn’t believe anyone) but Jon wanted to send a message to Cersei Lannister that very moment: I see your game and I am not falling for it. You will not have my word, you will have no power over me. That’s what I think had happened back there.

·        FUCK LOYALTY aka BRIENNE TALKING SOME SENSE IN JAMIE

Like I said before, this is about SURVIVAL, not this stupid game of thrones Cersei keep playing even when it is clear there is a bigger enemy for all of them. Jamie is clearly freaked out by this whole undead army situation too.

And it’s Brienne to say that FUCK LOYALTY to which Jamie is absolutely taken aback.

It wasn’t something he could ever hear from her because she the most loyal person Jamie has ever been blessed to meet.

I bet my money this is what Jamie thought when he decided to kill the Mad King.

Fuck loyalty: this man wants to burn a city to the ground, so many innocents will die. Fuck loyalty.

Jamie knows Brienne is right, his brother is right, the King in the North and the Dragon Queen is right.

And he will see past the Cersei game and do what is right (FINALLY).

·        Cersei, Jamie and Tyrion

Their meeting was terrifying.

Two members of the same family that hate each other to the core.

Cersei will always see Tyrion as the responsible of every bad thing happened in their family and Tyrion as always seen Cersei as the most dangerous woman in the Seven Kingdom whom, just like Littlefinger, would see this country burn to the ground if he could be the Queen of the ashes. She doesn’t care of the world or the people, that’s clear to everybody.

But Tyrion is the most courageous man ever met, to step into the lioness’ den to face her, to make her see that they have a bigger problem to face rather than tore themselves apart.

And it’s exactly what happen in that meeting.

And then he knows she was pregnant and the scene ends like this.

It was disturbing and worrying, especially because after Tyrion comes up with Cersei accepting to help.

But there were many things left unsaid.

I’ve read already around the Internet that some fan speculates over Tyrion making a secret agreement with Cersei to secure a succession.

Whoever thought that do not know of Tyrion at all.

He would never do an agreement with Cersei because he knows she would never keep her word. Either he has a back-up plan or he’s really naïve.

And even if he did make an agreement, which I doubt, I believe that once he knows from Jamie that she left them to die, any kind of agreement will be over.

Just like Jamie predicted.

If the dead win, they march south, and kill us all. If the living win, and we betrayed them, they march south and kill us all!

Is it so difficult to understand?

I’ve always thought that Cersei is a very stupid woman.

Ruthless, willful, cold and ambitious perhaps, but stupid still.

She thinks herself so intelligent and cunning, she thinks she is the rightful heir of Tywin Lannister because she is his eldest child and because she listened to him and learned his lessons, but in truth just like Tywin said more than once, Cersei is not as intelligent as she thinks and she does not even realize her own limitations because she is arrogant and cannot see the outcomes and consequences of her action (see: the Faith Militant=Walk of Shame or Destruction of Sept of Balor=Death of Tommen and now, Betray the North=The North will have its revenge).

Don’t get me wrong, Daenerys has sometimes the same attitude (see the death of Tarlys and the fact that Samwell is Jon’s best friend: I can see some dramas coming from here, just like it happened with Melisandre & Davos & Shireen) but luckily, she has a very horrible legacy she tries to surpass and a small council that will temper herself.

But Cersei is Tywin’s daughter for sure: they both share the ruthlessness and the attitude towards destruction (do I really have to say the Rain of Castemere?), but they are incapable to build something good or create a better world or do the right thing for a common good. They can only think of themselves and their family. But even that love for family it’s a very disturbing one: she is disturbingly possessive of her children just because they are hers and hell, she has her own twin brother as lover because he was born with her!

Contrary to Tyrion.

Tyrion has Tywin intelligence, but not his ruthlessness.

Tyrion is a compassionate person and a gentle human being that really believe that Daenerys can create a better world and really hope she can do it because in the world that exist now, he doesn’t have a part in it for what he is. A dwarf.

His hate for Cersei and his father would have never existed if she and Tywin didn’t hate him first.

How can I be sure? Jamie.

He would do anything to protect his brother and the fact that in the last episode were some exchange of gapes and expression like in the good old times, make my heart fly a little. Regardless of everything that happened between the two of them, they still love each other very much.

When Tyrion say he never wanted to destroy his family, he really means that.

Let’s face it, Tyrion love his family, love his brother dearly, love his name and he is proud to be a Lannister.

I think he feels guilty for the death of Tywin and does feel responsible for the death of Myrcella. But the fact that Cersei will forever see him as a peril and the cause of all evil felt upon their family, makes him watch his back more all the time.

He will do anything to protect his family which is Jamie: Cersei can burn but Jamie must live.

·        Jon and Theon

Now that was magical. Also, because like always we see how kind and pure of heart Jon is, regardless of his fury towards Theon.

I’ve always wanted to do the right thing, be the right kind of person, but I never knew what that meant. It always seemed like there was, like there was an impossible choice I had to make, Stark or Greyjoy.

You don’t have to choose. You’re a Greyjoy and you’re a Stark.

In their conversation Jon accepts Theon’s apology for the offenses he committed against the Stark family and free him from the agony of having to choose between being a Greyjoy or a Stark.

AM I THE ONLY ONE FORESHADOWING THIS SAME CONVERSATION WHEN JON WILL HAVE TO FACE HIS OWN IDENTITY CRISIS??? WHEN JON WILL HAVE TO DEAL TO THE FACT THAT HE IS A STARK AND A TARGARYEN???

I don’t think Theon will be the one to tell him so, because I don’t think Theon will survive Yara’s rescue, but someone else will said for sure.

Quoting myself: what they say or do in the show it always matter now or in the future.

·        The wolves are back

Revenge is sweet.

The most cunning person in the Seven Kingdom that could play anyone like he wanted is finally death.

The responsible over the extinction of so many family and houses has met his end by the end of three teenagers (God, I want a commentary of the actors over here so much!).

I never doubted that the whole StarkSisterBowl was a game Arya and Sansa were playing to expose Littlefinger.

Sansa didn’t trust him and she needed to take her revenge over him for selling her to the Boltons. Arya didn’t trust him because she was at Harrenhal and Bran didn’t trust him because he could see his true self.

Sansa eventually did what Littlefinger taught her.

There’s no justice in this world, not unless we make it. You loved your family, avenge them.

And I love the fact that she involved her siblings to help her, Arya was too eager to do it but Bran in particular. He has been so emotionless it was almost scary but eventually he was there too, to watch the responsible of so many deaths dying miserably. The only thing (apart of his lessons which were and will be useful in the time being) I thank him for it was suggesting a marriage between Jon and Dany. Like, I mean come on, it was Tyrion to say to Dany to leave behind Daario. I was surprised he wasn’t the one to give the idea. Suggesting a marriage between Jon and Daenerys was the only interesting thing that came of of Littlefinger’s mouth that should be worth listening.

The wolf pack is back.

Can’t wait to see Jon high-five all of them for the accomplished result!

·        THAT SCENE (I’m going to swear a lot here…so forgive me about it)

It’s pointless to say WHICH scene I’m talking about, right?

THE BOATSEX.

Passed the first phase of absolutely happiness & joy & excitement & shit-eating-grin & rewatching until my eyes bled … now I’m scared as fuck.

Probably, I’m just overthinking and I know it’s not good: I should keep my word and don’t go and watch/read interviews or watch the behind the scene because it only makes me freak out.

Because YES, they FINALLY give up to the passion they felt and YES, it was INEVITABLY because THEY ARE THE ICE AND FIRE AND IT WAS THEIR DESTINY and YES, the WHOLE JONERYS FANDOM is happy about it (don’t get me wrong … I’M FREAKING HAPPY ABOUT IT) … but they presented us like it was a very bad thing to do.

Not only because of the revelation of Jon’s lineage and so the fact they are aunt and nephew and the whole incest implication (THEY ARE TARGARYEN FOR FUCK SAKE! IN THE BOOKS, DANY HAS SPECULATED SHE MIGHT ENDED UP MARRYING HIS NEPHEW AEGON IF HE WAS ALIVE! I SERIOUSLY DOUBT SHE WOULD BE SO MUCH DISGUSTED) but the fact that Jon is a legitimate son and heir of the Seven Kingdom.

First of all, if Jon didn’t want to be King in the North in the first place, who would believe he will want the fucking Iron Throne and fight Daenerys for it? I don’t think so.

Second, you should have an ACTUAL proof about the fact that he is a legitimate son and Bran vision it’s not a proof because he can’t show it unless he wants to show it to the entire world.

Third, the High Septon diary? Left in the Citadel to be forgotten and rot away.

I can understand Tyrion being worried outside the room: he saw that the attraction or sentiment or whatever it was that brought them together costed the life of Viserion and he’s worried the next time will cost Daenerys’ life. Sentiment are a liability in politics and he knows that pretty well. He’s worried for Dany and I appreciate it.

BUT…. OH FOR FUCKING FUCK SAKE! BE COHERENT FOR ONCE!

THE WHOLE SEASON SEEMS TO PUSH THE TWO OF THEM TOGETHER, TEAM UP, BEING TOGETHER - that TOGETHER that is present in every fucking episode!!! – and now all the people involved in GoT say it was a very bad thing to do. Character and actors and producers likewise. Now they are going to do a step back and saying it was a bad idea??

I feel not only cheated for the motivation and way the Boasex has been presented (I’VE BEEN WAITED FOR YEARS AND YOU GAVE ME LIKE WHAT, SIX SECONDS OF BOATSEX??? DON’T GET ME WRONG IT WAS INTENSE, IT WAS BEAUTIFUL, BUT FUCK COULDN’T GIVE US A LITTLE BIT MORE??? THE DIRECTOR OF THE EPISODE SAID THERE WAS NO POINT IN LINGERING OVER IT … WELL ALLOW ME TO DISAGREE!!!) but also, I feel like all of them (from actors to writers, from directors to producer) are trolling AND fucking us at the same time.

I feel like we are living again the same horrible situation with season 5 finale (Jon’s death and Kit saying that he was dead for good and not coming back and the whole fandom was freaking out) and the season 6 finale (that exchange of glares between Sansa and Littlefinger and the whole fandom was roaring SHE WILL BETRAY HER BROTHER).

I know what they are doing.

They want to keep us interested for the final season and I understand that too.

But suddenly I feel the heaviness of what Maester Amon told Jon at Castle Black:

Love is the bane of honor, the death of duty. What is honor compared to a woman’s love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms … or the memory of a brother’s smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy

Sooner or later in every man’s life there comes a day when it’s not easy. A day when he must choose.

Season 8 will not only be centered on defeating the Night King but also over this: choosing LOVE or DUTY. Because it’s unthinkable in a word such as GoT that someone, anyone, can choose LOVE and DUTY and be fine like hell.

We will have a bittersweet ending, something similar to the Lord of The Rings ending or maybe even worst.

Jon will inevitably do the right thing because this is what he is.

Jon is the Shield that Guards the Realm of Men and at the end of the day, he knows he will eventually sacrifice everything for the others. His life, his own heart. I feel sorry for him: seems like Ser Allister was right.

I fought, I lost. Now I rest. But you, Lord Snow, you’ll be fighting their battles forever.

He will never rest.

I can’t go through this shit again. I don’t have the physical or emotional energy for it.

I need to sink myself in jonerys fanfictions, in jonerys arts and in some tons of booze to deal with Season 8.

Originally posted by batlabels

PS: TORMUND AND BERIC BETTER BE SAFE AND SOUND OR I WILL RIOT.

anonymous asked:

Disclaimer first - I'm not negative or angry + very pleased will all the lovely TFW we are getting and one thing I'm disappointed in - Is it just me or is Dean/Cas independent! relationship kinda gone-ish, 80% of all the emotional talks are always on TFW as a whole, never just Dean/Cas, even if Sam isnt there. Dean isn't ever refering to Cas in any emotional way singularly anymore (your OUR best, best friend WE've ever had, glad he cares about US, WE dont leave family behind etcetc) and cas too

Yeah, the big declarations have been all like that but having seen the whole “I love all of you” thing, I feel like they’ve been building up to actually have a family first, which is something I guess is way more important as a long term investment.

Something I’m always coming back to is that horrible isolation of Carver era. Well, I’m currently watching season 7 and at that part where they’ve now finally lost everything and it’s just Sam and Dean and not even the car. Like, Hallucifer and hunting and the Leviathan problem are literally the only constants they have from their old lives. Wow. :P

Carver era sort of puts a bit more of a fragile shell around them by giving Cas back, making Crowley a frenemy, and at least has some outside people like Charlie and Kevin even if they get killed off, but then also the wayward daughters characters who survive it, so there are at least some people to hold them accountable… During that time Cas is their only main constant family and even then terrible stuff is always happening to him and he’s always leaving, so he’s not really around except for little hints of what might be, and Cas picks up so much trauma from that too… 

I don’t know, looking at it from as outside a perspective as I can manage, I think with Mary back, and Cas MEANT to be a member of the family but needing serious integration into the family unit (12x03 with that little conversation showing Mary and Cas are struggling with the exact same thing) the show has to actually believably glue these people back together, and even Sam and Dean have huge splits that have barely been addressed (like Dean apologised for the ridiculous “sam hit a dog” grudge they started Carver era with in like, 11x11, I think? Which means they’d been actually on good terms for like maybe 12 episodes when Mary comes back :P) never mind Cas’s ocean of trauma and Mary being dropped among them out of the blue.

There’s been a real theme of teamwork this season in the big confrontation fights - 12x06, 12x07, 12x10 and 12x12 definitely all had teamwork fights taking down one big enemy together, and I may be forgetting some stuff but it’s more than enough for a pattern that they want to show the characters working together as a large and well-functioning unit - and within that, good dynamics, which they’re still working on especially for Mary, who (as we suspected she would) has only really SOLIDLY bonded with Cas because they’re both outsiders - Dean and Sam fight okay with her by their side but they need to work on interpersonal stuff (and I LOVED the shot this episode of Mary and Dean back to back with a wall between them).

To my eyes the TFW (and Mary) dynamic is clearly top priority and really important for the story they want to tell, and I’m loving the fragile way this family is being built and the exploration of the dynamics (now we’re getting later in the season I’ve seen people comment that Mary and Sam got a bad deal, but honestly for the first like 6 episodes of the season I was contemplating devoting my blog entirely to their drama and just forgetting Dean and Cas completely because I was so into what was going on there, and find it really weird people weren’t picking up on that because I thought all the subtext about Azazel coming between them was brilliant use of the characters and it just all suddenly paid off and I probably yelled louder about a Yellow Eyed demon showing up than I did about the whole “I love you” nonsense. :P There’s a part of my soul which is always going to be seasons 1-2 of Supernatural all on their own >.>)

But I think there’s still a ton of DeanCas this season, just underneath the main message they’re pushing, all the stuff like Dean and Cas just being prioritised when it comes to stuff like of course when the season starts Cas urgently gets back to Dean immediately and the story starts with them together. Of course Sam waits with Lily Sunder while Dean rushes off to help Cas. Of course Dean gets all weird and pissy about Cas working with Crowley and Sam like has nothing to do with this, at all. Of course when they get out of prison Dean is phoning Cas urgently to come get them, and sits in the back of the car with him. Of course he’s the one having the angry feud about caring too much vs being reckless after Cas invites his cosmic consequences. Of course when Cas is dying Dean is the one who rushes over to check on him and subtly all through that sequence is the one with the most focus on ALL the reaction shots, and the centre of the drama. 

And the little things like of course Dean phones Cas here, asks him to stay for breakfast there, is the one to hand him a beer and pat his shoulder, holds on just that much longer when he and Sam haul Cas to his feet (which I think is the perfect 1 tiny moment to demonstrate the whole thing of Dean just caring that little bit more even though Sam and Cas easily and happily could consider each other family at this point)

It’s like… Even when they’re not strictly telling us a story ABOUT Dean and Cas alone there’s just a little bit extra something going on between them, constantly, like, they just drift next to each other, or end up paying way more attention to each other? Like Dean at the diner in 12x12, Cas’s presence and the Mandy thing ends up this itch he has to scratch, he can’t stop bringing it up - weirdness between Dean and Cas derails the conversation repeatedly, and from both Cas and Mary’s POV we see Dean almost, like, fixated on Cas’s presence, while he’s all brotherly and annoying to Sam vying for attention complaining about the wifi, Dean just snores at him and goes back to I think just trying to get a rise out of Cas. 

I wouldn’t say any of this is really doing anything with them because the emotional arc right now is Family and creating a plausible version of Supernatural where it’s not two lonely angry brothers and sometimes people who help them and peripheral people they love but don’t, like… function in this way. Not in this whole promised dynamic of how that group exorcism went down in 12x06, or how Sam and Mary and Dean took on a Prince of Hell to save Cas (and even Crowley proved he has his own strange seat at this table there)… But they’re certainly keeping a sort of ongoing feeling there, that there’s just something extra about how Dean feels about Cas, and as usual, with 12x10 especially, the story about angels and romantic love is repeated and used between Dean and Cas, like, that’s all still there… I don’t know, every time something ridiculously small happens like Cas shows up and Dean rotates his entire body to face him on instinct, I’m like, yeah, we’re still existing in a story where Destiel is a presence

anonymous asked:

what do you think will be jon's reaction to finding out that dany is his aunt?

I have had this ask in my box for a couple of days. I tend to do that when I really want to reflect on a question and I usually put a lot of thought into answering asks so you don’t get some canned response from me.

So hello and hi! lol  Thank you for this ask as it’s a good one and it has been the cause of a lot of speculation all across the Game of Thrones fandom as of late.

Take this for what you will because this is just my perception of things.  I think that at first Jon might be a little conflicted in finding out that he and Dany are related.  But the thing is I think that it will come down to him being able to identify himself as a Stark and a Targaryen.  

Eddard Stark’s parents were in fact cousins once removed so the idea of family intermarriage will not be foreign to Jon.  

I just cannot stress enough that in this world, family intermarriage is commonplace and is the norm as much as it is for families to arrange marriages for their children. This is a medieval culture we are talking about here and such practices are accepted in their universe.  

So I don’t think Jon is going to be all THAT conflicted about it.  I think his inner conflict will stem from an identity crisis of sorts. He has always identified himself as being Jon Snow, the bastard of Winterfell.  When he was growing up, he was never an accepted member of the family. Catelyn was cold and indifferent to him and this transferred then to Sansa who is most like Catelyn.  Jon never felt like he was a part of the Stark family and that’s inferred from the very first episode and book where they find the direwolf pups and he declares that there are five pups, one for each of the Stark children.  He tells Ned that it is meant to be for his children to have the pups, knowing that he is not included in that five.  

As they are leaving, they come across a 6th pup, a white pup so very different from the rest and the pup has red eyes.  This they declare to be Jon’s pup.  So he’s a member of the Stark family but even his spirit animal is different from the rest of his pack.  The wolf imagery here in House Stark is just beautiful.  

Then as we see Jon go to The Wall, he feels he finds a brotherhood after accepting his vows and taking them under his breast as part of his armor.  He wears this role well with honor and becomes Night Commander rather quickly.  But then, his brothers in arms betray him and he is knifed down in the courtyard with those that took the same vows as he did to uphold and honor one another as they do their Watch at the wall.  He was betrayed by his own family, ousted once again, this time in death, snuffing out his life.  

But it was not to be so, he was resurrected by Melisandre and the prophecy was fulfilled.  She brought fire and ice together.  This season, Jon meets Dany and he is on unfamiliar ground all at once.  He is meeting her as a stranger, knowing that she could have one of her dragons roast him to the ground where he stands.  Because all he has heard are stories of the Mother of Dragons and the ferocity with which she rules over her people.   But he’s only heard part of it.  It takes him seeing her in action to know that there is more to Daenerys Targaryen than meets the eye.  He finds himself drawn to her in an explicable way and he is powerless to stop it.

And his allegiance to her and devotion is apparent in his every action.  That is not going to disappear just because he finds out they are related.  If anything, I think Jon will come to accept his parentage and embrace himself as a Targaryen and a Stark.  He has already found a home in Dany.  When he finds out he is a Targaryen, he will think of her even more so.  He will come to think of it as part of his destiny, this journey that he has been on.  

He does not know why the Lord of Light brought him back but I think he will find that in his union with Dany and in their joining of forces of defeating the Night King together he will realize that it was fate that they meet, it was fate that they fall in love and in finding out that they are from the same heritage, it will just complete him in a way that he has never known before and I think that’s really beautiful.  

I just don’t think that they built this up over 7 seasons just to tear it all back down again over something that is already accepted in their universe.  

Jon and Dany have always been end game for their world.  They are a song of ice and fire.  They are yin and yang.  They are the dragon and the wolf. Together they will be an unstoppable force against the Night King and against Cersei. Together, they will rule the Seven Kingdoms and will restore the peace and harmony that they have strove to provide for their people respectively.  

Thank you for this ask and allowing me to spew Jonerys and wax lyrical about how beautiful their relationship is.  Xoxoxo

To Find

|To Fall| |To Be Afraid| |To Be In| |To Rediscover| |To Yearn|

Member: Jin (ft. Yoongi) 

Genre: Angst 

Word Count: 5.2k 

Summary: Love. It’s a strange thing. It can either make you the happiest person in the world or the most miserable. You don’t know when it comes or when it goes. Sometimes it’s not returned and sometimes it is. We don’t know how to deal with it, but we still yearn for it.

A/N: I don’t really know what to say about this one. It’s…different :o I will warn you though, I got extremely sad while writing it. I hope you enjoy Xx 

Originally posted by boguming

Love. What exactly is it? According to the dictionary, it is the intense feeling of deep attraction. To you, that definition is not enough. It’s too vague, too open ended. You could be extremely attracted to a celebrity, but that doesn’t mean you love them. What’s so special about love that your society has given all of you a time limit to find “the one?”

Every morning a system that’s built into your house will alert you, telling you how many more days you have to find your love. The clock will stop the moment that you realize that you truly love the person. If not, it keeps going. “To find” is both physically and emotionally as well.

The consequences if you don’t succeed in that time frame? It’s not death, but it’s comparable. They will take you away from society to go through series of treatments and therapies to try to find the “problem” as to why you couldn’t find your true love. It’s brutal. You’ve seen it happen to your neighbour. The clock just struck 7 PM and it was the last day for him. He still didn’t find the one and then people in grey suits approached his front door and quarantined his house. They drugged him and hooked him up to a machine to scan his brain and find the issue.

Why is this person not capable of loving?

Where did the hardwiring go wrong?

Is there a defect?

Everyone should be able to love.

It’s a cruel system and you never understood it. Why should a machine dictate who I love? Why should a system created by some sick person dictate when I should or shouldn’t feel love?

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Alternative (Bellamy Blake x Reader)

Request\Summary: hii could you do a Bellamy imagine where it’s like season one and you and bell are like secretly going out and getting together but you both don’t wanna tell anyone but somehow octavia (probs your best friend) finds out and asks you to choose between him and her and you chose her so bell is surprised when you break things off and a happy ending w a lil bit of drama if that’s not too much to ask yeah you can make up the end sorry about the long request x

A\N: sounds good, thanks so much for requesting! I hope you like the ending Xx

Originally posted by mavahart

Originally posted by raccoonhearteyes


You would give anything to be any place other than where you were in this moment. In a deep pit, the bottom of the ocean, anywhere but under the confronting gaze of the youngest Blake sibling, “It’s true isn’t it?” She questions, crossing her arms over her chest and you nod silently, “How long has this been going on?“ 

"Six months.” you admit. Time went quickly when you were with Bellamy, six months as his girlfriend only felt like six days. 

“And you never told me?” Octavia asks incredulously. You can tell she’s really hurt, “I’m supposed to be your best friend, Y/N." 

"We don’t want anyone to know about us,” you look down as you feel guilt in the pit of your stomach along with fear - you don’t want to lose Octavia. “I’m sorry, O." 

"No you’re not.” She replies harshly and you look up at her, “You’re only sorry I found out.” You shake your head, slightly angry that she would even think that. 

 "That’s not true I–" 

 "Save it.“ She scoffs in exasperation, turning to leave but you grab her arm, she immediately shakes your hand off her as if your hand was burning her.

 "Octavia, stop.” You almost yell. She turns around to face you with a face filled anger. The same anger she shows on the battlefield but you’ve never had it directed at you, “You’re important to me.” You tell her honestly and she rolls her eyes. 

 "But not as important as fucking my brother?“ She hisses back and you widen your eyes, completely taken aback.

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anonymous asked:

I have extreme mix feelings about season 7, what do you think about it?

It’s a little hard to have mixed feelings about something that currently only exists in… well, my own mind? 😏 And all of our minds, but we don’t actually know anything yet? I haven’t heard anything about it that doesn’t work with my views of the show… so I can take you on that ride, if you want. As usual it may be a bit of a rollercoaster.

Emma’s death
It’s clear from both the PR and what’s happening on the show that they want us to think there is a possibility Emma will die. They need us afraid and worried about the next season - and maybe it’s because they’re not sure we’ll like what they’re doing so they’re hoping our worst case scenarios will turn into relief when we see the actual show. My take on the storyline of Emma possibly dying? The Savior needs to die in order for Emma to live.

The Savior is Emma’s persona. It’s the role she plays to the outside world. Part of it is her conforming to who the world wants her to be, part of it is her only showing the part of herself that she wants the world to see. It’s a mask. We all wear these masks. We have several of these masks depending on the situation. It’s normal, it’s how we operate as human beings. You can’t be the same person to your kids or your parents as you are to your friends or to your lovers.

These masks aren’t inherently bad. We actually need them in order to move around in the world. If we don’t know how to play the game in certain situations, then not wearing the mask can cost us. Masks require self-restraint. Emma’s life when we met her hadn’t given her the opportunity to really develop her masks. There was no consistency. Not enough parents with the same values giving her the same moral lessons over and over again. It was always different. Many two-faced foster parents. An early awareness of the hypocrisy of masks too. Over and over again there would have been parents behaving like self-congratulatory saints for taking in foster kids, meanwhile treating them like nothing more than a meal ticket as Emma said. And I’m pretty sure that was a euphemism.  She was in constant survival mode.

She didn’t just hurt Ryan by bashing his face in, she was also hurting herself. She could have lost her job, everything she’d built, because she wasn’t able to control her anger. Before that moment we also saw her - while she’s good at her job - give away too much personal information to this guy who was just a mark. She gave him the information he was able to use against her. So when we met Emma, she was struggling with these masks. She was almost always herself. Which is actually a great thing, except it still has to be your own choice. We did see that she was a really good liar when her emotional self-preservation kicked in - like when first telling Henry she didn’t have a son.

When we saw Emma hit her head against the steering wheel, it may have been karma for what she did to Ryan, but it was what made her stay in Storybrooke. It created the opportunity for her to learn how to control her anger. The first time we saw Emma make the effort to control her anger was with Henry. She started to try and learn when to wear a mask for him and by having her family, she was given a reason to try and learn how to use them.

When Emma and Regina met, Regina was her polar opposite. Cora had groomed her to repress her own feelings and desires. Regina was all mask. She didn’t know where the mask began and where she ended and she is now finally figuring that out. In Regina’s case, you could say the Evil Queen was her mask, but I think it makes more sense to see her as Regina’s negative self image. Instead of the mask, hiding her true nature - which she sees as evil - is the reason for all and any of the masks she wears. Imagine that everything you want and everything you feel, every desire, every need, every want, is constantly labeled as bad by your parent, your teachers, your environment and society. Imagine you’re not allowed to be angry or to express your anger.

After a while you start to believe that everything you are on the inside is bad. Every natural impulse seems to be wrong according to someone. Your true self, your true identity is made of Evil. That’s Regina’s struggle. She saw herself as much worse than she actually was and it also left her open to be manipulated by everyone - to become an Evil Queen - because she was completely out of touch with her own feelings, but also with her own inner compass. Her sense of right and wrong. She started to lash out in every direction because nothing was allowed. How can you tell apart what you are and aren’t supposed to repress in which situation if everything’s already repressed all the time to begin with. Just like Emma - but coming at it from the opposite direction - Regina couldn’t take control of her life, because the only time she would let go was when the pressure was too much. Both of these women needed to become conscious, become aware of themselves, their feelings and their actions.

The split was the start of Regina’s process to let go of her negative self image. We see the Evil Queen fight to take her position back, but the fight is staying on the surface. Regina has been successful keeping the taunting at bay. The Queen trying to tell her she is nothing but Evil. The Queen personifies the struggle itself. It was actually good for Regina to resist her and deny her. I suspect the next part of the story will involve her looking at the Queen and now she will become a reflection of the repressed desires. She will have to face the fact that what she labeled as Evil… simply wasn’t. It was her True Self. Her misguided and misdirected anger, at its core, was justified. The way she dealt with it wasn’t. The anger itself was. Those are things she needs to see before she can really let go of the Evil Queen.


Interestingly, this puts Emma and Regina in a very similar position. Emma has learned how masks work now, but she has completely mistaken the mask for her True Self. She has taken the lesson too far. She thinks the Savior is all she is or all she should be. Naturally the Death of the Savior, the death of her persona feels like her own death… 

Rejection feels like Death to Emma. Opening yourself up to someone, opening yourself up to love, to rejection, in a way, it means embracing death. Embracing the idea that yes, something might end. If you want to truly love somebody else fully and completely, in order for you to be all-in, you have to accept that it might end. You have to accept there may be hurt and pain involved. The relationship might die. Your partner might die. Your child might die. Anything could happen. You have to face your fear of death in order to be in a real relationship with someone. You have to allow the other side to see who you really are so they can learn to love you completely. You have to stop hiding.

Look at the situation she is in. If she drops the mask, if she lets go of the Persona and becomes her True Self, then she risks rejection. She risks that her parents, her family, that they won’t love her anymore. If they know everything about her past, if they know everything about her true feelings and who she really loves… she may lose everyone. It will feel like Death. It may be such a strong blow, she will feel like life isn’t worth living anymore…

…but if she keeps wearing the Mask, then she can never feel fully and completely. She may not experience pain, but she also won’t be able to really experience joy and love. She will die inside, the person she really is, her real desires and memories can’t be repressed forever. No matter what she does, she will die. That is what this storyline is about. It’s what the Oracle said.

Emma has a choice and the choice is which death to choose. The Death of her True Self or the Death of her persona, the Savior. This is what this season is really about, it’s about Emma figuring out what the difference is between the Savior and Emma Swan. Between Regina and the Evil Queen.

Now what’s interesting is that all Emma has to do is remember who she was before she came to Storybrooke. Now that she has learned to control her feelings more, she has an extra skill but she always was a person who was very true to herself. Unlike Regina, who was never allowed to know who she really was, Emma’s journey back to her True Self will be shorter. She’s actually halfway there, because she is remembering. Now she needs to find a balance between the Savior and Emma Swan. She has to realize that even if she is Emma Swan, she will not lose the lessons she learned as the Savior.


The Reset

Let’s look at all that and link it to the word “Reset” that they’ve used to describe season 7. If you take a look at The Heroine’s Journey, then you actually see the Hero always ends up back where she started, but thanks to her journey, she is now better equipped to deal with the situation that she encountered in the beginning… First she had a wish. She wished not to be alone. Second she had a conflict. She had herson knocking at her door, dragging along with - but unbeknownst to - him a host of unresolved trauma that she was going to have to deal with anyway, if she truly wanted her wish to come true.

So she crossed the threshold. Magic came to Storybrooke, she went to an unknown world of fairy tale characters and she learned important life lessons. If you look at the circle, you see that in the end our Hero has to cross back over into the normal world. Meaning she has to go back to Storybrooke and apply the lessons she learned in the real world.

Can you see how it all fits together? When Emma kissed Henry, she expressed her commitment. She wanted to love Henry and do right by him. She started on her journey where she would find the answer to her wish. Right after that moment, magic came to Storybrooke. The Evil Queen’s curse was half broken and everyone suddenly had double identities. Emma became the Savior & Emma Swan.

If we see this show as 7 seasons, then season 3 was halfway on the journey, we actually had the first attempt to return to the normal world in Going Home. There were two issues. Regina wasn’t with them - they’ve said as much last season - and they didn’t remember the fairy tale stories. Meaning Emma would forget all the lessons she learned. Soon after in season three we also had the True Love’s kiss between Regina and Henry marking the start of the second half. Emma became a catalyst in Regina’s growth and she is the other half. The other answer to Emma’s wish. You can’t have children in order to not be alone, so Emma needed to create a bond with Henry, but Henry can’t be her friend. She needed a mate. So as both of their relationships with Henry were mended, the next part of the story, became about what it took for them individually to be open to another person.

The Swan Mills Family kisses are special, because they affect everyone, whereas the other kisses seem to affect only the people who are directly affected by the current curse.

So if we follow this pattern, we’ll get a True Love’s Kiss between Emma and Regina and it will mark the end of the Queen’s curse. The fairy tale world and Storybrooke will split again and magic will leave Storybrooke. It ties in with both Emma and Regina embracing their True Self. Society doesn’t encourage homosexuality in anyone. Even without parents, that’s a mask Emma will have learned about, because everyone teaches you. So both women have to embrace and love who they are, see their own desires as valid and acceptable, before they can share a kiss. It’s a beautiful message, because True Love here encompasses a True Love of self, before it becomes True Love of another. It fits in with letting go of the Savior and letting go of the Evil Queen. Letting go of the fairy tale world, but remembering it exists and remembering all the lessons learned. 

If like last time, Henry goes to our world because he was born there, then Regina and Emma will both choose to be with him. They will all be the family they choose. 

So I think that’s the reset everyone seems to be worrying about. We’ll follow the fairy tale characters as they get used to life in the Enchanted forest again and we’ll follow Emma, Regina and Henry as they get used to Storybrooke without (much) magic. Thanks to the Dragon they have learned there is also magic in the world without magic. I’m not sure how much of their memories Henry and Regina will have, but I think Emma will have them… There will be a price to pay, because there always is. So even if there is a True Love’s Kiss between Regina and Emma, I’m not sure if they’ll both remember. 

It would make sense, because then they truly are back to where they started, except now Emma has to apply all of her life lessons in the real world. No magic, no special powers, but everything she’s learned and finally a more balanced Self. So it would be the ultimate test of everything she’s learned during the past seasons.

So that’s what I expect from season 7. Emma and Regina learning to navigate the real world again. Apart and together. As a family.

Since this story is finished, if the show wants to go beyond a 7th season, they would also need to start introducing new characters for a new journey - the circle always continues as you can see. The story should be related to the original story in some way, but it will probably place someone else in the position of the Hero. So that’s what those casting calls may be about.

…so you could say I’m simply curious and cautiously excited about the next half of this season and about season 7 at this point.