cally road

episode summaries

“The Long Haul” (4x16)
Stef’s mom, Sharon, and her boyfriend, Will, return to the Adams Foster home with some exciting news. In an effort to come clean with Jesus, Emma writes him a letter but she learns that he is hiding a secret of his own. 

“Diamond in the Rough”  (4x17)
Stef starts a new assignment in human trafficking where she meets a young girl turning tricks on the streets. 

“Dirty Laundry” (4x18)
Lena is at her wit’s end when everyone comes to her to handle all their crises and Stef is never around to help. Aaron invites Callie on a road trip to visit his parents. 

Friday Book Recs

This week, we’re going for Asexual April!  (if that’s not already a thing, then it should be)  ;)

If you have any recs of your own, my askbox is open!


Any Way the Wind Blows, by Carlin Grant

Callie lives on the road, trading labor for food and lodging through a farm work-exchange program. She’s perfectly content with the life she’s created, but it is shaken up when she meets Jo, a mechanic and sister of Callie’s latest boss.
For the first time, Callie begins reconsidering the choices she’s made. But Jo’s life is far more complicated than her own and as family tensions rise, they threaten to pull Callie in, and her growing bond with Jo might not be reason enough to stay.

(( I love the ‘wanderer finds possible reason to settle down’ trope. Really, their whole “Solitary Travelers” collection is worth a look.))


Texture Like Sun, by Ils Greyhart

Liang is a painter. While there’s nothing else he’d rather do, he’s ready to be finished with his current commission; he’s been in one place far too long and it’s starting to wear. His only relief is in the lucid dreams he’s been having. They feature the same strange man, and though he seems to find Liang incredibly frustrating, he keeps returning to Liang’s dreams. The conversations are often odd, but the company is welcome.
Xerxes is an incubus. When he’s drawn to the dream of an attractive foreigner, he’s expecting a fun night and a tasty meal. He is certainly not expecting to be given a sweater. All his seduction attempts fail spectacularly, leaving him annoyed and confused.
But more than anything, he’s curious—curious enough to visit Liang in the waking world. Unfortunately, the waking world also holds danger for Liang, in the form of the man who commissioned him. A man who has decided that no one else should be permitted to enjoy Liang’s skills.

((The cover is beautiful; it looks like you can just reach out and get paint under your fingernails. And I absolutely adore the idea of somebody meeting an incubus and giving him a sweater.  <3))


Lone Star on a Cowboy Heart by Marie S. Crosswell

Sam, a sheriff’s deputy in a small Arizona town, is off-duty when he finds himself in the middle of a hold-up at a local diner. He makes it out alive only because of Montgomery, who shoots the robber attempting to kill Sam—but in the fallout, the second robber gets away.
In the aftermath of that ugly night, Sam is determined to know Montgomery better, while Montgomery is determined to find the man who escaped. He’s also dead set on avoiding the deputy, having secrets of his own he doesn’t want out.
But loneliness is hard, and Montgomery can’t resist the companionship Sam is offering—the companionship he’s always wanted, but could never find. If they’re going to explore it, however, first they’ll have to stop the growing threat of the robber who got away…

(( I love the inherent push-pull setup of this relationship, and as much as I love classic westerns, contemporary ones can be a lot of fun too.))


At the Edges, by Alden Lila Reedy

Joan and her starship crew are in the business of slaves—specifically, rescuing as many as possible from the oppressive Empire. After dropping off their latest passengers and resupplying, Joan and her second-in-command, Luana, decide to ferry out citizens looking to escape imperial clutches. It means they risk taking on spies, but when the first meeting goes well, they decide to chance it.
But a trip that starts well soon turns sour, between problems with the ship, passengers asking uncomfortable questions, and a confession from Luana that Joan fears will only end in disappointment and destroy the friendship they’ve already built.
And before they have a chance to sort their problems out, the whole journey abruptly goes from bad to worse…

(( Told you the Solitary Travelers collection had some good stuff.  ;)   Space opera!  Found family on a ship fighting bad guys!  SOLD.))

A letter to Brallie shippers

It’s not easy being a part of this ship. Believe me, I know. We all do. All we have wanted since the beginning when Callie walks down the stairs before the quinceanera and Brandon saw her and like died, or when he told her that he didn’t want her dating ANYBODY. Or maybe it was that time that he tucked a strand of her hair behind her ear. Or the time when Callie stormed through the halls of the hospital to tell Brandon how she felt. And then there was the kiss. Cue Stef and Lena’s picture perfect wedding, everything is white, everyone looks beautiful and handsome, and it’s just a really happy time because Stef and Lena are finally getting married, and then Callie has to talk to Brandon and we all know how that turned out. (You’re amazing, kind, smart, beautiful, and you deserve to be happy, you deserve to have everything you want, don’t you?) And then cue Jude, and then Talya…I think the moment we knew that this ship was going to ruin us was the moment Wyatt decided to give Callie a ride to Indiana. And guess what? We could have quit then (Hahaha no we couldn’t have) But we stuck with this ship through every single amazingly beautiful time, and every single horrendously awful time. (Hug at girls united, Outlaws followed by making out on the floor, the field trip, the breakup, the kiss in 2x10 that brought so much hope and then crushed our dreams, the pinky promise, ETC.) I know that for a long time, this ship is going to break us, that it is going to hurt, that is is going to be hard. But I also know that it is the most real ship I have ever been a part of. Callie and Brandon may be kind of siblings, but more than that, they love each other. They love each other. And that is the simple fact, that is all it will ever come down to. And like Brandon said, that kind of love only comes along once in a lifetime. Their chemistry is undeniable and they can date as many people as they need (Wyatt, Talya, Lou, AJ?) before they realize that nothing is ever going to be right because they are the only thing that is right. But that moment of realization is going to take a while. I’m prepared to wait. I would wait decades for this relationship. I will wait forever because I know that however long it will take, it is going to happen because nothing can kill true love. As Brandon put it, “We’re in love. And keeping us apart isn’t going to change that.” Never have truer words been spoken. SO Brallie shippers, stay strong, stay true, and know that we may not be getting a happy ending, but a happy ending is what we will get. Stay cool, stay Brallie. And never give up on true love.

Calzona relationship

Arizona: hey you cryin pretty lady why you in a bathroom cryin people talk about you being a lesbian but thats okay cause we’re gonna kiss now

Callie: what more women i have to date more women

Arizona: we cool

Callie: oh wait I like this

Arizona: uhoh I can’t date you you’re a baby lesbian

Callie: ayo i dated a woman once ( if you can consider hahn a woman )lol 

Arizona: … bye

Callie: HEY LISTEN I WANNA TAKE YOU TO DINNER

Arizona: …ummm okay fineee

Callie: oh wait one second, lets just have a talk about my dad

Arizona: lol i saw him attack mark lol 

Callie: yeahhhhhhh bout dat

Arizona: I got this 

Arizona: yo I’m the daughter of a guy who taught me good things

Papa Torres: cool 

Arizona:  I love ya bby girl

Papa Torres: also cool

Arizona: I protect the things I love

Papa Torres: aww this is nice

Papa Torres: also, Callie bby you no more have money 

Callie: jkadfhgldskhgfjdsljasdgjkhfkadslsakjf (spanish)

Arizona: idk wtf you saying bby lemmie get markie

Mark:I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE SAYING PLEASE TELL US

Callie: UGH IM MORE POOR NOW 

Arizona: its aight

Arizona: Lets go on a date cause I’m your girlfriend

Callie: ugh this is bad lets NOT DATE CAUSE YOU RICH

Arizona: oh what? 

Callie: I CANT EVEN ORDER SALAD 

Arizona: thats cool we can have sammiches 

Callie: you don’t like dem

Arizona: I like the chick who has dem

Callie: cool cool 

Callie: WAIT we don’t like sammiches at all lets eat pizza

Arizona: kay

Callie: we have sex with the pizza in the bed

Arizona: GOOD IDEA

Papa Torres: come here Callie-pie

Callie: yes how is genovia? 

Papa Torres: good good, lets talk about this gay thing. here is a priest. he will fix you. 

Callie: jesus jesus jesus 

Papa Torres: jesus jesus jesus 

Priest: umm…this isn’t working maybe we should try-

Papa Torres: WHY YOU DO THIS TO ME

Callie: YOU CANT PRAY AWAY DA GAY

Callie: I’m gonna go home now

Papa Torres: wait a minute its okay you can be gay now

Callie: aww thanks dad

Papa Torres: can you make babies

Callie: well we can buy some baby making stuff i’m obsessed with babies obviously ill have some

Papa Torres: aww good your mom will hate this but i’ll tell her anyway

Callie: thanks pa

Callie: I want a baby some hot girl wrote her number on my hand and now I wanna call her

Arizona: oh okay me no want those they gross

Callie: please i cry all the time about it please

Arizona: no, but I’ll unselfishly let you go to follow your dreams because i love you so much wah hug me lets cry together

Callie: what now

Arizona: we see each other at work

Arizona: we’ll probably make out in the elevator

Arizona: and then you’ll hate me for a little bit

Callie: lol okay bby

Arizona: no for real stop being a bitch to me and i’ll stop being a bitch to you

Callie: NO

Arizona: WELL WE’RE STUCK IN THE SAME ROOM WITH A SCARED LITTLE GIRL NOW SO LETS BE NICE

Callie: oh right. ima sing to the little princess

Arizona: i’m so scared

Callie: Arizona is so pretty she has a super magic smile

Arizona: heyyy here it is girlll smilinnn away

Callie: okay good lets gtfo of here gun man deady

Arizona: wait bby

Callie: we don’t need no babies we gots each others

Arizona: nahh lets have 10 thousand babies i want them all i love you pretty woman 

Callie: YAY

Arizona: ALSO, I’m going to africa

Callie: for real dough? 

Arizona: yeah you comeee broom broom

Callie: okay okay this will be fun

Callie: mark I don’t want to go

Mark: tell her that

Callie: no i’ll play pretend

Arizona: lalala getting on the plane fulfilling my dreams

Callie: wait lets not

Arizona: why you so passive aggressive 

Callie: sorry bub

Arizona: k you stay here

Callie: but then we’ll break up

Arizona: well we’re already screaming in the middle of an airport soooo 

Callie: UGH DONT YOU DARE

Arizona: bye pretty lady

Callie: I’m gonna cry forever

Cristina: let me give you a hair do

Callie: this is a great idea

Callie: this was a terrible idea

Cristina: oops

Mark: you need some sexual sorbet

Callie: good idea, and lets not use a condom 

Callie: aw man why did I do that. 

Arizona: i miss you omg my voice is little and cute and sore

Callie: Ima shut the door now

Callie: you slept outside

Arizona: no lol but i got back super early cause I’m smart

Arizona: i’m sorry

Callie: nope

Arizona: i’m sorry

Callie: nope

Arizona: i’m sorry

Callie: nope

Arizona: i’m sorry

Callie: nope

Arizona: i’m sorry

Callie: nope

Callie: i’m preggo my leggo ugh balls

Arizona: UGH FOR REAL

Arizona: SIT THE EFF DOWN MY BABIES IN THERE I DONT WANT ANYTHING HAPPENING TO MY BABY

Callie: your baby? 

Arizona: DID I STUTTER

Callie: okay okay you are forgiven lets have sex FINALLY

Callie: this is so exciting we gonna go on a trip

Arizona: I KNOW

Arizona: stop texting mark though

Callie: no

Arizona: i’m just gonna take this phone and throw it now

Callie: idiot i’m gonna obviously take off my seat belt and lean in the back while you’re driving cause i’m not a pregnant doctor or anything i don’t know this is a bad idea

Arizona: wait marry me

Callie: watch the road AZ bby

Arizona: marry me dough

Callie: ummm

Arizona: a truck came out of no where 

Mark: lol no you shoulda watched the road

Arizona: i will kill you

Mark: no you ain’t this babies momma

Arizona: LOL i’m gonna save it though cause it is my baby you man whore go fix some rich ladies face

Mark: ugh so right though

Arizona: wakeup i love you wakeup i love you wake up i love you i am me the universe and you

Callie: yes

Arizona: what

Callie: yeah

Arizona: what

Callie: I WILL MARRY YOU JESUS

Arizona: oh thats cool i’d just be happy with a hello though 

Callie: gimmie my baby

Arizona: no you needa wait a minute

Callie: gimmie

Arizona: WAIT

Callie: lets leave the hospital, but i don’t wanna get in the car

Arizona: its gonna be good you’ll wear a seat belt this time. we got this. 

Callie: why you always spending time with markie now

Arizona: ummm idk

Callie: STOP I WANNA HAVE SEX

Arizona: cool

Arizona: so now lets invite our parents over

Callie: my moms the worst though

Arizona: it’ll be okay we got a cute baby now old ladies love cute babies

Callie: okay

Callie’s mom: i’m a bitch and a homophobe

Callie: the weddings off

Bailey: STFU ima do the wedding cause I’m a boss

Callie: COOL 

Callie: i do

Arizona: i do

DJ: time for daddy baby dances now

Arizona: uhoh

Callie: its cool i’ll dance with mark he’s a dad now

Arizona: OKAY

Papa Torres: Here I yam! 

Callie: AWW DADDY! WHERES THE BITCH

Papa Torres: back in Genovia 

Callie awesome

Arizona: soo now my best friend is dead from childhood and I’m sad don’t ever leave me calliope

Callie: i would NEVER

Arizona: good ima take a plane now brb

Callie: ima lay on the bed in my sexy undies and wait for you 

Arizona: ou

Arizona: OW I CAN SEE MY BONE

Arizona: DON’T CUT OFF MY LEG 

Callie: i won't 

Callie: cut off the leg alex, i promised I would’t

Arizona: UGH CALLIE WHYD YOU SAVE MY LIFE

Callie: its okay bby you have undiagnosed PTSD 

Arizona: i peed myself

Callie: THERES NO WHERE ELSE TO GO

Arizona: ou i got a sexy new legg now

Callie: hey prosthetics are hot

Callie: lets have sex

Arizona: no

Callie: lets have sex

Arizona: no

Callie: lets have sex

Arizona: no

Callie: lets have sex

Arizona: no

Callie: lets have sex

Arizona: okay 

Callie: is this good

Arizona: higher

Callie: here?

Arizona: did you forget how this works? 

Arizona: lets have a baby

Callie: good idea!

Arizona: i’m pregnant!

Callie: lemmie kiss the belly carrying the embryo cause I’m cute as hell

Arizona: oh no it died 

Callie: balls i missed it oh well lets try again

Arizona: no. 

Callie: ya

Arizona: NO I DONT WANT TO 

Arizona: hey doc 

Slutty Slut: lets do it

Arizona: my wifes hotter than you

Sluttly Slut: okay but its a black out i’m gonna pray on your insecurities and take advantage of you

Arizona: okay

Callie: hey Slutty slut why you wearing my wifes wedding ring

Callie: OH NO YOU DIDN'T 

Arizona: YOU DIDNT LOSE ANYTHING I DID

Callie: OMG BACK TO THE LEG

Arizona: NO LEGIT I LOST EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE HATES ME MY BEST FRIEND DIED I LOST MY LEG I LOST A BABY YOU DON’T THINK IM HOT UGH MY LIFE 

Callie: whatever I’m taking the baby and bouncin

Arizona: LET ME SEE MY BABY

Sofia: hi mommaas

Arizona: hi i love you so much you mah fave

Callie: give her here, Malfoy. 

Arizona: i get her next week

Leah: hey Arizona you drunk now

Arizona: yupp nose booping and shiz

Leah: lets do it

Arizona: okay

Leah: last night was fun

Arizona: what

Callie: lets get back together my dads a dirty whore and convinced me to give you a chance

Arizona: okay i did it with leah though oopsies

Callie: ugh i can’t trust you ever

Arizona: sorry

Callie: okay so now theres a lawsuit on me? GREAT

Arizona: Callie WAIT I NEED YOU I LOVE YOU I MADE A MISTAKE IM SORRY 

Callie: okay, now we roller blade

Arizona: WAHOOOO

Callie: BABY TIME?! 

Arizona: OKAY WAIT I DONT WANT TO CARRY  IT

Callie: WAH I CANT CARRY A BABY BECAUSE I ALMOST DIED LAST TIME

Arizona: okay wanna do a SURROGACY 

Callie: GREAT IDEA

Arizona: I WANNA DO A NEW FELLOWSHIP

Callie: no

Arizona: please?

Callie: what about the baby?

Arizona:: sorry i wont

Callie: okay fine do it

Arizona: what is going on in my life

Callie: it’ll be good because I’m done with robot leg stuff atm 

Owen: look at all these people who need robot legs

Callie: no

Owen: I ORDER YOU TOO DO IT

Callie: Kay. 

Callie: omg we’ll be so busy we won’t even have any lives or food or anything lol

Arizona: lets wait a month?

Callie: WHAT THE EFF YOU DON’T WANT A BABY HOW CAN I TRUST YOU YOU ARE THE WORST YOU DONT WANT ONE THEN YOU DO THEN YOU DON’T THEN YOU DO THEN YOU CARRY ONE AND IT DIES AND THEN I CANT CARRY ONE AND NOW YOU DON’T WANT ONE

Arizona: …what? 

Serious War Boy Culture Question

Been talkin with a peep and a wondering came up.

If a War Boy were to say, quit, and then decide some time later life at the Citadel wasnt so bad, what kinds of repercussions could he face upon inquiring “rehiring” at his return. If he has not denounced his faith in the V8 but had still deliberately gone rogue and then returned, what do you think his fellow War Boys would treat him with?

Would he have the option of rejoining the cult? What would he have to do to prove himself if he is allowed to do so? How degrading and humiliating can the tasks get? Will a meeting with the Immortan himself be mandatory?

Theres a zillion questions I had to go with this but I’ll keep it short and simple.

Y'all think a War Boy can reclaim his place amongst his scorning Brothers, or will they shun him/throw him to the Wretched/kill him?

Things to be Learned

1:  What is a War Boy? What makes a War Boy?  Are they only half life children indoctrinated into War Boy society.  What are War Boy rankings like? Along with all the questions pertaining to what they do on a daily basis. So far we’ve only seen them go to war…

2.  Can half-life women be a part of War Boy society?

3.  Same thing for Imperators.  Are they only full lives? What does it take to become an Imperator?  Daily life of an Imperator?  What do they do besides supply runs?

4.  What is behind the Citadel?  Is that where they train Pups to drive?  Around what age do Pups start to become integrated into the War Boys?

5.  What types of scarification do War Boys bestow upon themselves?  Are they all only engine/vehicle created, or can one have a bit more independent thought on the matter?

6.  What is the daily life of a War Pup like?  What else do they do?

7.  Does the worship of the V8 pertain only to War Boys?  Are the Wretched and Imperators expected to show faith?  (Furiosa didn’t bother making the V8 prayer with the rest of the War Boys and I figure as much she doesn’t believe but is it because she knows better or because it’s not mandatory for a full life?)

8.  What is done with female children born of mothers?

(Feedback of thoughts and opinions is greatly appreciated :3)

Apocalypse Building, Probably

When it comes to chronology, the Mad Max Franchise is very loose, even George Miller admits that.  But he also admitted Fury Road is a few years after Thunderdome, which means it also takes place after the first two movies, right? Which means it’s a good 25ish years past Mad Max right?  So when people say the apocalypse started 45 years ago (pre Fury Road) I’m like ‘huh?’ cuz that would certainly put Max at an age he wouldn’t likely rock as well as some, unless he’s on par with Wolverine or the like…

If you look at the first Mad Max movie, that place is already in shambles, even the hospital and police station (Lordy loo, the MPF headquarters was such a disaster).  Take that–the practicality not the cinematography–with the still running public garages, stores, and ice cream shops and it looks like Society is trying to stay afloat, but is failing in the long run, especially when people like Joe and Toecutter are running amok.

Not all apocalypses are boom, bam, done.  Some take time, a lot of time.  I figure, if we’re lookin’ at 45 years worth of time here, then perhaps the fall started some years before Mad Max, I was gonna go with 10ish-15ish years before, and it only got worse and worse the older Max got, hence he joined the local leather clad police force.  Joe can build up his empire easy enough in a good 30 years

So that’s my thing, that it hasn’t been 45 years since Mad Max, or even since the power shut off on that one Wednesday, but since some shit in the past happened, oil wars surfacing and the like.  Or maybe the Wednesday was the 10ish-15ish years before Mad Max.  No, no, that can’t be it, they still had power in Mad Max. Maybe I worry too much about these things.

Darn this math and chronology.

(I’m still a fan of the Feral Kid as new Max Theory)

Redemption, Love, etc

I was gonna catch this as one of those “When you somethin somethin happens” posts but no, no this is a good scene, and this is a good character development for Nux and he doesn’t even have to say anything.

We think he’s in the back snoozin’ with the Wives but no, he’s awake, and he’s listening to Furiosa and Max in the front.  And this is the point where she explains her seeking for redemption.  And you can just…think about what’s goin’ through his head right now.  After all he’s done, in the past, and in the now, leading up to this and his decision to reevaluate himself and the life he’s lived.  He’s already passed the point of no return, and his world has been flipped upside down.  It’s no wonder he comes off as this cute cinnamon roll of a puppy.  Because he is one, once he is no longer a part of the cult he’s revered as truth, he is innocent in a sense that he has  known nothing outside of the Citadel.  Hell, I’d be surprised if he even remembered his own parents.  (For those who haven’t read the comics, Nux was born out of love, and his family stayed together until death tore them apart, not selling each other out, not betraying one another yakka yakka frackle).  If he can remember what love is and what it felt like and that memory whether lost or no, was brought back through Capable.  The girl who saw that lost lil pup and touched him and how could he remember a touch so soft?  A touch someone like his mother would have issued in his childhood.  Imagine the cold truth hitting hard inside him that everything is wrong, that this is what life should be, with love.

Nux relearns love.  Remembers what it is and he uses it, he shows it, and it is the last thing he does is loves.  Now I’m not saying anything about being “in love” I’m saying having the heart to care.  This crazy lil War Boy was born of Love, and he died for Love.

So you take this now…take it and you go out and you…love someone.  Or something.  Or yourself.  Give yourself a  hug, you deserve it for puttin’ up with this rant.

(And these shots are before he saw and ate the bug so leave that poor lil fellow outta this)