can we also talk about how hot they were in this ep

The A-mew-sing Sequel To Adrien’s Game

This time, there are only four episodes covered but a lot of pictures so I’m adding a “read more”…eventually.  Also, Ladybug is on Netflix!  Go watch.  Here we go with the next four eps!

The last time we left our boy Adrien, he was developing his flirting technique with the lovely Marinette.  Or not.  It’s fun to speculate though, right?  Right?!

…ANYway, let’s see how he tops the almost kiss.

 In “Darkblade” (Le Chevalier Noir):

  • Marinette decides to run against Chloe for class something-or-other
  • To the utter delight of 95% of the class
  • That’s right man, just play it cool…

In “The Mime” (Le Mime):

  • Hey, I didn’t know y’all were gonna be here too lol!
  • Smooth move, dude.  Just play it off like you had NO IDEA.

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Was Viktor Annoyed at Yuuri? (Or why Viktor Nikiforov was such a bully in Ep. 2 and 3)

You know how we can’t seem to read Viktor’s character in the early episodes? Is he on Yuuri’s side? Or is he really a bad guy?

I think what lent to the confusion is that there were circumstances that we did not know at the time. Now though, we know that Viktor came to Japan by Yuuri’s invitation, which Yuuri conveniently forgot, leaving Viktor in the cold – confused, alone and friendless, surrounded by strangers in mother-effing Japan.

I imagine that between meeting at the hot springs and Viktor falling asleep after eating, he had tried engaging Yuuri in conversation, maybe tried getting that old spark between them back. Yuuri, though, sober and thinking that that was their first “real” meeting, probably just stuttered and ran off and just generally acted evasive and odd.

Viktor tries…

…but Yuuri Katsuki just keeps going

What does he mean what? What is even happening??

Eventually, Viktor’s fuse just sort of shorts and before he could stop himself, he is asking Yuuri about his victory-katsudon and asking why he would eat it when

Lmao, the little shit.

If we go thinking Viktor is somewhat annoyed at Yuuri’s rather cold welcome, this actually leaves us with this wonderful thought: a pissed of Viktor Nikiforov is still adorably entertaining.

Look at this dork. He is caustic,


and is just downright merciless.

Given all that though, he also drowns his sorrows alone and gets himself shit-faced when it all becomes too much.

Viktor Nikiforov is basically your standard passive-aggressive girlfriend with a side of drunk Russian.

I can just imagine Viktor drunk-slurring in Russian at the locals of Hasetsu, lamenting about their insensitive golden boy who swoops in on unsuspecting world champions, makes them fall for them, invites them to Japan and then proceeds to act like nothing happened. Can you imagine the nerve of the guy? To hell with Yuuri Katsuki! He will pay for this. Viktor will choreograph the most difficult short program in history and make him skate it!

Good thing probably no one in Hasetsu can understand Russian.

I think this was also partly why he agreed to Yuri P’s demand to come back to Russia if he wins Hot Springs on Ice. Even if Viktor later seemed to regret it (which I talked about in this meta), I think at that moment, Viktor thought that it didn’t matter much whether he stays or goes. Yuuri Katsuki was not what Viktor expected, and he no longer knows where he stands with the other boy.

Besides, Yuuri is confusing af okay. Really? Eros is katsudon? The program rings no other bells whatsoever?

Like bruh, you’re not even high??

One of my favorites is when Yuuri went like this

and it is so reminiscent of that adorable thing kids do when they want their favored person (like a parent or a teacher) to be proud of them (“so please watch me do this amazing thing okay!”). It is a sign of affection from Yuuri to Viktor, but just look at it from Viktor’s point of view. You seduce me, forget about me, and now you want my attention again – so many mixed signals, Yuuri!

Lmao, look at Viktor’s wtf face:

It’s like he doesn’t know what the hell is going on anymore and his soul just died a little.

One has to hand it to Viktor, though: he is not the kind of person who would sabotage a fellow skater by doing something awful at the start of their program. He reins himself in and somehow finds it in himself to encourage Yuuri.

Viktor also seemed to calm down at the end. He… forgives Yuuri? Here, I think – after seeing Yuuri figure out Eros.

Did he catch a glimpse of the skater he knew, or perhaps the boy he danced with at the banquet? Or did he see something else in Yuuri, nearer to that boy in that video who seemed to understand “Stay Close to Me”?

I think eventually Viktor decided to just become Yuuri’s coach for real because he is talented and worth it; whatever is between them can be settled on a later date, when he knows Yuuri more.

Really, it was a journey becoming Yuuri Katsuki’s coach - literally (because wow, how many hours is it from St. Petersburg to Hasetsu) and figuratively (because emotional and psychological stress is a thing, and this is why you don’t drop your day job because you met a cute boy at a party).

Opinionated Riverdale Highlights:

Ep. 13: Season Finale


•They punned “Cliff-Hanger” too!

•The Alice & Jughead narrative is giving me life!!

•They just referenced Scooby-Doo!!

•I fear we have been trolled, the comic digest FP was reading was a Sabrina Spellman one (that’s how they made her ‘appearance’).

•I’m sorry but what is Fred hiding?!?

•Is no one going to talk about Betty actually being a Blossom??

•Love Camila, but is Veronica just becoming this arrogant needy girl or is it just me. Like she seems soo annoying, “forget it, I’ll do it on TOP of everything else I have to do”

•V did you really have to stand up to make that announcement.

•I love how Archie is just like “we’ve kissed” like acknowledge the poor girl standing next to you boo, she wants to shine.

•Kevin was just added to scenes so people don’t forget he’s part of the gang too.

•RAS petty idea of love triangle madness.

•Really RAS? You write Archie head over heels for Veronica in almost all the episodes and now you decide he should be troubled about it, make is seem like maybe just maybe he like Betty now.

•Oooh Hermione showing her true colors now

•Also in the beginning of the series they were struggling to find workers and now all of sudden Hermione found some to replace the Serpents so easily?!?

•What is that woman hiding?

•Cheryl is tying lose ends, how is no one suspecting her to commit suicide, I mean her mom practically encouraged it.

•"Kids got some darkness" -FP on Jug

•Man they almost went full Carrie with the Pigs Blood.

•Nice Cheryl is something else…

•Cheryl needs a hug, and a therapist along with the rest of the characters.

•The fact that FP put Jughead in the good school just makes me love him even more.

•Fred why are they writing you like this?! RAS I swear!

•Cooper woman face off

•Reggie Mantle who?

•I live for the hallway scene

•Alice drop Hal already


•Please tell me it’s FP’s!! Otherwise why would he be lurking on Alice…

•Oooh unwanted son comes seeking revenge theory! (If this actually happens can you call me your Theory Queen 👑).

•Whoever called the Cheryl drowning, props to you babe you were right.

•You gotta hand it to KJ tho he broke his arm while filming that!

•Betty’s speech was good but this is how it should’ve happened….

•'Reggie Mantle he’s Riverdale, so where the fuck is he?!’

•The Serpents take care of their own! And omg HOT DOG HAS MADE HIS DEBUT!

•I’m really happy bughead didn’t have sex, like we don’t need more Polly’s thank you very much…

•Like it runs in the Cooper family to get pregnant.

•Jughead in that leather jacket made me feel some sort of way…

•Betty over there like “Y'all really had to initiate him tonight.”

•"I’m in the mood for some chaos" Cheryl is back!!

•Pop is alive!

•Did Hiram or Hermione send that thug?



•Got to hand it to the cast of this show their acting has been superb!

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Why the Stardust Crusaders OVA is actually pretty good: a post

So, the Stardust Crusaders OVA gets a lot of shit from, at least, Western fans on tumblr - idk how Japan took to it. And while the art style is a different brand of strange from the original, and while it takes a lot of liberties, it’s actually pretty fucking good? I mean christ, Satoshi Kon was called in to help out with showing Dio’s timestop - the people making this were clearly trying to do the series justice. Like, Skywalker Sound was involved in the making of this OVA?? Apparently, the only time they have worked for an anime.

Tho that doesn’t stop it from being a bit…messy. The first episodes were made in 1993, starting with the introduction of Iggy and fight with N’Doul. This half is 6 episodes long, and highlights the following fights: N’Doul (spanning 2 episodes), D’Arby, and then 3 episodes following the Dio fight. If you’re not a fan of the series, and don’t know the backstory, you’re going to be horribly lost. Especially when it opens up with this:

Even if you’re a fan you’d probably see this like “since when is this a Battle Tendency OVA???????”

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anonymous asked:

May we get more of Victor the Doting Husband?



1. creepily steals Yuri’s pillow if he has to travel alone - Yuri would bitch more about his pillow disappearing but he’s the one hugging the dog and sleeping in his husband’s shirt so he has no room to complain.

Victor cannot sleep alone any more. He has slept with a dog for years then he got used to having a husband, and he bought a Yuri dakimakura pillow to tease Yuri but honestly now he needs it if Yuri is away. The case lives under Yuri’s pillow case until Yuri leaves on trips and then it goes on the body pillow and smells like Yuri. he still sleeps poorly though.

2. Victor is actually really – invested doesn’t sound like the right word, but it’s closest to what I mean – really invested in being part of a married couple. Like he used to be Victor The Famous Ice Skater and now he’s Victor, who is married to Yuri. and there’s a lot bound up in that for him. I keep thinking about this and having a Feeling, but Victor, at the start of the series, is very isolated.

We went through the series looking for this, and group chat is agreed: Victor actually never touches anybody affectionately except for Yuri and Makkachin – he touches Yakov once, but in his persona of Victor the Skater, and he touches Yurio in ep 10, which is uhhhh not affectionate at all.

Otherwise, he stands at a distance from people and he often uses Yuri as a barricade between himself and people he doesn’t know well. (If you watch ep six, at the hot pot restaurant and the backstage area, Yuri is between him and Phichit and the others, and he stands behind Yuri and away from the others.) He’s not a classic introvert, but he does show a constant pattern where he has a very clear Public Persona and a very different self when he’s alone or with Yuri, and I think he personally prefers the person he’s able to be with Yuri.

Also if you watch  10 you see in the end credits how he kind of circles around Yuri before joining in. This is not a person who is used to being spontaneous and unguarded, is what I am saying here.

So he’s still Victor the Skater and he still loves skating, but the part of his identity that he found with Yuri is the most important thing to him, and he’s very very invested in having symbols of it. Which leads to

3. He’s always fiddling with his wedding ring. He taught himself not to do it when he was nervous, because talk about a tell, but he often touches or puts it against his cheek or brushes it against his mouth when he’s happy. Sometimes he looks at it, and then at Yuri, and then he gets up and puts his head on Yuri’s shoulder like being near him will convince Victor that it’s really real.

4. He invented, independently, the Spare Kiss Storage System, which grosses Yurio out so badly he can’t even think about it, but which actually is very helpful for Yuri’s anxiety so Victor doesn’t give a shit. He used to give Yuri a couple extra kisses in the morning, but that just felt like he was kissing all over his husband even if he told him that they were for later if he needed them. So now he kisses Yuri’s wedding ring a couple times in the morning and if Yuri really needs a kiss to remember that Victor is always with him, he can press his ring to his mouth or cheek, and there’s a kiss there for him. Yuri does it for him too.

(side note about Yuri: I’m convinced he manages his anxiety behaviorally instead of with medication. If he does take meds, they’re low dose and he doesn’t take emergency anti-anxiety pills. Also, he’s pretty specifically anxious but not depressed. Victor I could write as depressed but not anxious, but I haven’t thought about it enough to come up with a way to write it.)

5. It took people to work out what they were doing, but when one of them performs, he skates out and touches his ring to his mouth or cheek, which would be bad enough, but some bright fangirl actually thought to look over at the other, and he’s kissing his ring at the same time. Even if they’re competing against each other. SO GROSS??????

6. Victor is a groomer, which sounds weird but he always wants to comb Yuri’s hair and do his tie and smooth his shirt out and put lip balm on him. Yuri enjoys it. I personally don’t think it’s actually a kinky thing to them, but ymmv. It’s definitely possessive on both ends though. Victor likes it when Yuri wears his ties or cufflinks too and as aforementioned, he Ascends when Yuri wears his shirt..

7. HE BUYS YURI SO MUCH STUPID SHIT WHEN HE TRAVELS if it’s there and it looks like something Yuri might like, he is by god going to fit that pooing Santa statue in his luggage somehow.

8. He has nightmares that he didn’t dance with Yuri that night after all.

Kou Empire Princesses

I’ve been dying to make a post about them for a looooong time (actually my second time making the freaking post because I forgot to save it yesterday and it was completely erased). Anyway, I’ve never seen a post about the six unknown princesses of the Kou Empire, so I thought I’d make one. I must warn you, nothing I’ll say here is to be taken seriously, since it’s based on speculations and headcanons. (I’d also like to say that english is only my second language and I’m still learning so I apologize for the mistakes)

That being said, I’m also making this for references if anyone needs them.

Now, we know there are eight imperial princesses, Hakuei being the first and Kougyoku the eight. One of them was named by Kouen when he and Alibaba met in Balbadd before the summit. He mentionned her name along with Kougyoku’s because he said Alibaba had to marry one of the princesses, without knowing Kourin was already married (can’t blame the poor guy, he has nine siblings, I know very well how hard it is!), but since he thought about her, we can guess that she is the youngest of them all, ie: the seventh princess. She might as well be as old as Kougyoku and Kouha are for all we know. But yeah, to me, Kourin would be the 7th.

Now, lets start withe the big stuff. The only episode they appear in is Ep. 12 of the Kingdom of Magic, so if you wanna see them, there you go.

This is the first shot of the Ren siblings/cousins together. And it’s no clear at all. But kinda useful because you can already see some similarities between them and their brothers. For example, the one in the middle of the first row has the same hair color as Kouha. The one behind Kouha has Koumei’s hair color. In the second row, the left one has Kouen’s color and the second one’s is closer to Koumei’s.

Which also can be seen here (what even are you faces guys…)

BUT, except for the fact that it might be cool, it doesn’t mean much. Now. The most logical thing would be that they are positionned like this according to their rank. But I find this boring and not really accurate (even if it’s true, still boring).

So, ready for a ton of headcanons? Here we go.

Remember, when Hakutoku died, Hakuyuu was supposed to take his place but we all know how that ended. When he and Hakuren died, only Hakuei and Hakuryuu were left for the succession. Gyokuen was out of the question at the time and even Koutoku wasn’t in top position. The only one that was ever mentionned was Hakuryuu, not Hakuei who’s still his elder sister. Which led me to think that the princes always have the priority when it comes to being crowned (unless you’re Ren Gyokuen…). My point is: Kouen might as well have a sister as old as him or even older but would still be in a higher position as he is a man.

Does this sound coherent to anyone else but me? Please tell me I’m not crazy.

So, If I had to pick one, I’d say :

This one looks like she could be the oldest. I named her Kouko because 1. I can and 2. it’s easier to remember than purple-haired-plate-wearing-stern-looking princess. Yep. So that’d be the second princess. I don’t know if she could be older or as old as Kouen but I really like the idea tbh. Plus she has the same hair color as Koumei, and since he and Kouen have the same mother… well it proves nothing but I still like it. She looks quite calm, composed. After the annoucement, she’s surprised but not as much as the others though. She apparently has this habit of raising her hand to her chin when she is, showing her wary side.

Now, on to the third one. 

Also called Kouran. I headcanon her as a very introvert and soft spoken. She appears to be very shy which is shown when she places her hands in front of her mouth, as if she was trying to prevent herself from voicing her thoughts. That doesn’t mean she is not offended by what’s happening.

I have next to nothing on the fourth princess, only one close up of her face.

I dubbed her Kounami, cause why not ? I personally like this one a lot but that’s probably because she kind of resembles Erza from Fairy Tail if you hide her hair loop. Compared to Kouko, it seems like she’s depicted as more aware of her surroundings and a bit shy though not as much as Kouran. Looks like she’s more likely to physically respond to stress (sweating, hands in front of mouth, frowning, blush?). When she sees her father’s body, she looks both afraid and angry (upset?) and I like to think that she’s driven by her emotions.

The fifth one is my personal favorite:

She looks like a small bubble of anger and doesn’t that frown remind you of someone ? She’s like a mix of her three brothers: Kouen’s poker face, Koumei’s untamable mane but with Kouha’s hair color. Instead of being shocked or scared by the events like are most of her sisters, she is glaring at Gyokuen and Al Thamen’s priests. My headcanon for her is that she tries really hard to behave like the perfect princess but inside she really is loud and brash. Picture Myron Alexius, now add a frown and no talking. There you go. I called her Kouzue.

(Is anyone still alive at this point ??)

Next and sixth princess: 

Here is Kouhana. Small and cute. Seems like she’s really close to Kouzue for some reason because she is practically glued to her when Kouen goes up to meet Gyokuen. She needs protecting, hence the hands to the mouth and he stick-close-to-allies behavior when Kouen leaves: she needs reassurance. She share this lack of confidence with Kougyoku but unlike her, Kougyoku more or less managed to get over this. (This being said, the princesses are confronted to their father’s corpse, so I guess anyone could act differently in moments like these). But I feel like this one needs a blanket and hot calming tea.

Aaaaaaaaaand, the seventh and last one (finally!)

See this small and cute looking girl with the Mickey Mouse hair ? That’s the one I think could be Kourin. She’s the smallest of them all and look at this baby face of hers! She struck me as the king who would act all cool and composed but would be an actual giant dork inside. She’s the one who looks the most like Kougyoku. She behaves as well as she can and tries really hard to be like her older sisters. Also very competitive.

That’s about it. I don’t think this was really necessary but I felt the need to do it anyway. ALso note that I don’t know a thing about how Japanese names are formed so if anyone has an accurate translation of them or better names I’d be glad to hear it! :)

Here are some pics for refs is case anyone needs them:

Tadah, done. Told you it’d be long.  

Seven Things About Supernatural: 12x06 - “Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox”

So apparently we need to take everyone down to the Hot Topical for Supernatural merch.  How do you get this many hunters together and only one of them has anti-possession mojo? 

(Also, someone please notify our hunting team that ice is solid water.  Oh, and I don’t care how much character that Pentacle of Mars has, nobody has time to draw a fucking scorpion in ashes with a scoop.) 

  1. So this whole ep is beautiful, but I’m really taken with the way the show handled the exposition required to make an story centered around a dead stranger work: Mary tying up loose ends, Asa being inspired to take up the hunter’s mantle, the montage of his life, and the abrupt, terrible shock of his death.  It’s exquisite storytelling, done in minutes, and damn.  Just damn. 

    I smiled at the ways Asa’s unique, smiled at the ways he’s like Dean, was warmed by his determination and joy at the work, even though it’s difficult and scary, loved the way he wrote to Mary, who only exists to him as the hunter who saved him, and as a blurry Polaroid from 1980.  

    It’s so smart, because it shows us that not all hunters have traumatic loss origin stories, reiterates that hunters bear a special responsibility to hunt because someone has to, and places Mary – who is retiring and doesn’t want her kids to hunt – into the position of being Asa’s inspiration to become a hunter.  
  2. And hey, let’s look at Mary in this ep.  She passed the work down to Asa, even if she didn’t intend to or realize it, just like she did with her sons, and then Asa dies on a hunt not long after she returns not only to life generally but the life.  In her scene with Asa, she is already Dean’s mother, but she also mothers Asa before sending him back inside by helping straighten up his hair and clothes.

    When Loraine confronts her in the kitchen about her role in Asa’s choice to hunt, some of that is mother v. mother conflict.  Loraine is Asa’s rightful mother, who brought him up and stuck around, while Mary is mythic, a Mother of Hunters, whose influence was so much stronger.  They ultimately reconcile – which, holy chickens, is a personal manifestation of the overall reconciliation of Mythic Mary with actual Mary – but I think we can agree that Mary’s crisis mid-ep is pretty justified.  

    She didn’t ask to be this person.  She tried to be the opposite.  And yet, like Sam points out, it’s an inextricable part of who they are.

    (Also, can we take a moment to stand in awe of the scene where Sam and Mary are talking over Asa’s body and Randy’s blood drips down from the ceiling onto his face?  Because holy shit, this is a terrible, shared horror, and I’m not sure Jael could have known, or orchestrated it so perfectly.  When it happened, though?  Holy fucking fuck.)  
  3. The inclusion of Jody in this story is wonderful – calling the boys out on – but particularly great because she’s such a crucial bridge for the boys.

    She’s the reason they attend Asa’s wake.  They’re a relatively isolated pair – John kept them separate, they were hunted for a while, etc. – but they care about her and want to support her.  She helps bridge the emotional gap for them as an informal maternal figure who is now adjacent to their actual mother.  She’s also a bit of a bridge for Mary toward the boys at the end, helping complete the circle.

    All of the character stuff – the way she’s like FUCK YEAH NETFLIX AND BOOZE, her whole you stink/here eat this thing with the boys, confirmation that her life without them is increasingly interesting/full, Sam outing Dean’s hentai habit, etc. – is also fantastic, and Kim Rhodes was fucking fantastic with red eyes.  

    Also, how is Jody getting home?!  She rode in with the boys.  Please tell me they all go to breakfast together. 
  4. So Sam and Dean are surprised that people tell stories about them, but uh, guys, there are whole books about you.  

    (Gods, can you imagine some random hunter stumbling across the books?  Can you imagine them finding the fan fiction?  Oh, and did we mention Dean killed Hitler?  We did?  Because that happened.)

    So yeah, 12x06 adds hunter lore as another layer to the story within a story within a story thing that the show has.  We’ve got reality prime, created by but ultimately independent from Chuck.  We’ve got the books, which exist in tandem but aren’t 100% in synch.  We’ve got myriad forms of in-show fan reaction/interpretation.  And, just to be difficult, we have the implication that show canon itself isn’t quite accurate given differences in the way Sam and Dean speak and act in the reality show footage in 3x13 (and possibly even the student film/video letter left by Kate in 8x04). 

    I have to wonder what the hunter lore about the Winchesters is like.  It seems like we’ve come a long way from like Gordon Walker, Kubrick, and Creedy, moving on from “let’s murder them in their beds” to “let’s be awkward at Sam about Lucifer.”  It’s another big part of bringing them into a new place as characters, and I like it. 

    (Bucky, on the other hand, is fucked.)
  5. One of the things I especially liked about this ep is that Loraine didn’t turn out to be the big bad.  I went in expecting a Ten Little Murder Victims story – the Clue ep that isn’t The Clue Ep, so to speak – with the Wronged Party acting out revenge in a fit of psychotic grief.  

    We still got something in that vein – a locked house with a killer inside – but the way it plays out is so much more satisfying than another variation on a bad old trope about predatory women.  It’s so much smarter the way it plays out with Jael, the even more obvious big bad, being…well, more or less an attendee.  A disruptive, murderous attendee with a score to settle, but an attendee nonetheless.  
  6. Billie.  BILLIE.  She’s such a great antagonist, and Lisa Berry is amazing, and I was very concerned at the end when she tries to collect Mary as payment for letting Dean into the Fox family home through the warding.

    Actually, I’m still kind of concerned, because owing Billie is probably not going to be great in the longer term, even if she was bound by the rules not to just collect the Winchester Of Her Choice without their consent.  

    Then again, she really just needs to be patient.  It’s not like she won’t get to collect all of them eventually…  
  7. I’m really enjoying this longer arc of Mary processing on her own terms, and how difficult it is for Dean.  He’s still pretty heavily locked into (toxic) ideas that John taught him about how families work, and so Mary’s independence is terribly hard for him to process.  

    He’s afraid, he hurts, and it’s not a terribly good or productive look on him, not least because there’s no good way for Mary to answer to him.  On some level he’s still trying to be proprietary about Mary, but now that she is living and real he can’t be in charge of her memory.  He’s so used to hanging on to her that when she needs to be a person, he loses it.

    Jody’s talk with him at the door is so important.  She’s someone who has lost family and would take them back in a heartbeat, but it can never be the same as it was.  She speaks directly to his fear and makes sure to leave the door open.    

    We’re seeing him get better about this, but we also see him have one of his old, bad dark moments about the hunting life ending in violent death, so we know the work is still in progress.  I’m glad it is taking a long time, because when he gets there it will mean something.     

    Mary is also modeling how to process things a an individual, which is pretty remarkable in terms of parental influence on both of the boys.  Her actions are difficult for Dean, but they’re entirely healthy and reasonable, and I love that she makes her own choices without caving.  

Bonus Thing: Holy crap, I think this may be one of the few episodes with near-equal gender representation.  Our active players are Sam, Dean, Max, Bucky, Elvis, and Loraine, Mary, Alicia, Billie, and Jody.  Jael takes a body of each.  

Randy and Asa skew the totals, but Randy dies early and Asa is…well, he’s pretty much dead for the action of the ep.  

Bonus Thing: I love Max and Alicia Banes so much.  I want them to come back.  I want them in on Wayward Daughters.  I want to read a dozen books about them.  Also, I think Max was coming on to Sam before Elvis interrupted them to ask awkward fanboy questions, and this delights me.  

Bonus Thing: Between the bacon and the “I’m fine,” Dean and Mary are so related.  It’s neat, too, the reversal that’s happening with Sam having to play voice of reason/peacemaker between them after Dean had to do that with Sam and John.  Bacon is the Winchester olive branch.

About Yuri!!! on Ice ep 12

Before I start I have to say I cried because of this episode. Please do note that I’m not an emotional type of a person, I rarely cry. But I did. This just shows how precious the last episode is. Therefore, I’m not going to choose just some scenes like the previous rants. I will talk about AS MUCH SCENES AS I CAN because I have class after this.

First, this scene hit me. We all know that Victor smiles a lot, no? He looks happy most of the time so a scene where such a bright character has tears in his eyes…. just like someone punch me in the gut as I see it. Our living legend cried. Him getting mad? God I love how this show can properly portray human’s complex emotion.

YES FOR LETTING SOMEONE WHO’S NOT A SEIYUU INTO THIS SHOW. It adds the feel, that we’re actually invited to Spain in this show. Thank you Stéphane Lambiel for being a YOI family member ///v///

Then this scene also happened. I fucking feel for JJ. Like seriously. I was once a bowling player in the past and I fucked up my first competition. Pretty badly. So bad that it was like a beginner who hadn’t really played before and just suddenly showed up in a competition. I might not be a good player, but my scores in practices were fine. I really, really hated myself that time lol. That’s why I’m so glad JJ could pick himself up and finished his FS JJ style *CLAPS FOR JJ*

Yes, Seung Gil smiled for JJ I can’t even explain it well but his smile is so precious even more when he doesn’t do that often ///v///

Then. *clears throat* YOU CAN’T JUST NOT SMILING LOOKING AT PHICHIT LIKE SERIOUSLY. HE’S SO PRECIOUS I ALWAYS SMILE SEEING HIM///// And look at that dream of his OH MY GOD IS HE AN ANGEL????? Where’s my Phichit!!! on Ice I need it now

And this right here was making me cry again. THIS SHOW JUST PLAYED WITH MY EMOTION GOD–

This. Look at how they shook hands and then Yuuri letting go first leaving Victor’s hanging as if not wanting to let go. I sobbed.

Okay I admit I was too entranced by Yuuri’s performance, but this one hit me again. LET THIS HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP SINK INTO YOU GUYS. He doesn’t want to keep Victor to his side only. He also thinks of Victor, what is good for him and act to it. Though, if I can say something, it’s always good for you to think of your partner’s well-being, but the decision to act upon it is your partner’s. Respect their choices as well, okay? Let the both of you talk it out with cool head, I’m sure you’re going to be fine/// this psych student can’t stop herself to preach on this I’m so sorry Continue onto the next one!

At this point I cried. Congratulations Yuuri you’ve succeeded in making your point why you decided to retire across Victor. You light up Victor’s competitive side *cries again* Oh my God this is so beautiful I can’t thank Kubo-Sensei enough (;-;)

THEN IT’S THIS HOT STUFF’S TURN. Look at his face when Victor and Yuuri cheered for him. That’s just so cute OMG;;; Also,


OTABEK’S TURN!! At first I was like “Whoa he picked that piece?” when I heard the music playing. And the costume looks so good on him I LOVE IT. I was so entranced by the performance there was a time when I thought “If Otabek wins the gold medal I won’t be surprised, he’s so good;;”. He’s just so manly and solid I fall for him and I’m a fan of the piece he picked. But then…

The narration is Otabek’s but the scene was showing Yuri instead. I thought “…Oh no, it’s like he’s giving a place for Yuri to shine…” No, I’m not saying Yuri win because of Otabek giving him a slack. Yuri is capable, strong enough to win with his own skill to count on. It was just a hunch of mine, saying that Otabek isn’t going to win a medal and Yuri is going to get the gold medal.

Lastly, it’s Yuri’s turn. I’m so happy to see Yuri’s point of view and the flash back. Here we can see him getting his interest piqued by Yuuri. He didn’t suddenly mock Yuuri, instead he saw him as another competitor who could do better. For me, he’s not a childish brat who can only diss people out, he thinks of their capabilities too and that’s a good point of him.

Since he saw Yuuri as fellow competitor, he wants him to keep skating. This episode isn’t just about Yuuri making his point across to Victor through his skating, Yuri is also doing just that to Yuuri. 

So turns out I guessed right. Yuri took the gold medal with Yuuri slightly behind. And then…

OH MY GOD I CRIED. YUURI WANTED VICTOR TO STAY WITH HIM IN COMPETITIVE FIGURE SKATING. Victor wanted to be with Yuuri. Yuuri wanted Victor to return to be a competitive skater that he is. Accomodate both and you got this. KUBO-SENSEI THANK YOU/////

So yeah I’m already happy with how the things are. I’m pleased to see this show. I thought it was just like that, but–

There’s Yuuri. With Victor’s free program. And I noticed how his costume was similar to Victor’s, only with different color. I kept watching and watching, entranced more and more to the performance. Both the choreograph and piece were so good I can watch it all day. 



I hope we can see more of your works, Sensei.

See you NEXT LEVEL!!


Hey thanks @an-alien-or-sutin for tagging me in this. I love talking about my favorite albums! and like you, this will probably take me hours. HERE WE GO. (aside from #1, theyre in no order. Im listing them as they come.)

Jakes TOP 10 ALBUMS (for now)

1. Frances the Mute - The Mars Volta : This is still my favorite album after years. The first time I heard this, it blew me the fuck out of the water. I didnt know albums could be this large in scale. All the songs flowed perfectly, and the amount of instrumentation was just dizzying. Its a challenging listen to most, but spend time with it and you’ll see.

Fav track : Miranda, That Ghost Just Isnt Holy Anymore

2. Hot Fuss - The Killers : This may come as a shock, but this is one of my most beloved records. Every song stands out. Its a pop record, but It goes deeper than that. Brandon Flowers voice on this album is just heavenly. The final song on this record, “Everything Will Be Alright”, has brought me through so many things and for these reasons, it makes the list. It just has a nice sound.

Fav tracks : Everything Will Be Alright/ Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll

3. Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins : This record has been a recent addition to the list. I dont even have to say how huge this fucking record is. It incorporates so many different sights and sounds that span the albums massive 2 hour length, and its almost as if half the songs are Echo and The Bunnymen meet Black Sabbath, and the other half are the sweetest songs you’ve ever heard. Its just a great mix.

Fav tracks : Bodies/Farewell and Goodnight

4. You Are My Sunshine - Copeland : This album brought me through the most difficult year of my life so far. It hold so much value in my heart and mind, and every track is the perfect amount of dreamy mellotron lines and sharp lyrics. From start to finish, its almost entirely perfect. Ive been at risk of wearing every one of these records out, but this one, I can always come back to.

Fav track :On The Safest Ledge

5. Lonerism - Tame Impala : This album is exactly what I think when I hear the term “psychedelic”. This album is layered in so many thick synthesizers and noisy guitars, and its done in the most perfect way. The lyrics all over this album are very personal and relate-able to pretty much anyone in my current age group, and thats why this record has held so much weight lately. And it also helps that the instruments make you feel like your’e floating. This album is just fucking colorful.

Fav track : Music To Walk Home By

6. …Like Clockwork - Queens of The Stone Age : Now, this isnt the most groundbreaking record on this list, but it doesnt have to be. Every last thing about this record absolutely hits it’s mark and doesnt go over board. Its such a tight experience with songs that stick in your mind FOREVER. As you can tell, Im a sucker for good lyrics, and this record does not lack in that regard. From hilarious lyrics like “I got my own theme music. It plays wherever I are” to lyrics that cut my heart in two like “I go missing, No longer exist. One day, I hope,
I’m someone you’d miss“. Its just so well put together.

Fav track : I Appear Missing

7. St. Vincent - St. Vincent : This is the album that made me realize that pop music isn’t all that bad. Annie Clark inspires the hell out of me. She’s put out 4 incredible records that all stand on their own. This particular record best exemplifies St. Vincent as a whole. Every single song is strong. Shes riding the line between dissonant/ugly and harmonious/pretty. It’s surprisingly minimalistic in its approach as well, with not nearly as many auxilary instruments or over dubs as her previous work, yet, its still so powerful and demented. Its honestly a perfect album. Thank you for inspiring me to continue playing music, Annie.

Fav track : Severed Crossed Fingers

8. Congratulations - MGMT : I can’t NOT include this. I love this album so much. It’s one of the most “me” sounding albums that I can think of. So many quirky things all over this record. I absolutely adore the instrumentation and tone of each individual instrument. Andrew’s voice is top notch on this one too, and his lyrics are a little too real for my sad self to handle sometimes. “If youre concious you must be depressed, or at least cynical” like FUCK. This album is super 60′s and I love every last minute of it. I always will.

Fav tracks : Siberian Breaks/Flash Delirium

9. The Family Canvas - Aneirin : No one reading this will know who this band is, but that is ok. Aneirin were a local band from my town from about 5 years ago. Before I heard this EP, I was legitimately one of those kids who would comment on youtube videos and say ‘music today sucks. there is no good music past the 80′s”. I was THAT kid. And then this 4 TRACK EP came along and changed my fucking life. It changed everything. My outlook on modern music. My outlook on music that had screaming or weird guitars in it. Even my entire guitar playing style changed after sitting in my room for HOURS trying to figure out the insanely catchy and difficult guitar parts that adorn every song on the album. I will always love this. Go listen.

Fav track ; The Family Canvas

10. Come Now Sleep - As Cities Burn : Its hard to describe what exactly this album to did to me when I first heard it. But trust me, It did something crazy. This, along with the Copeland record that I mentioned were there when nobody was. I know thats mega cheesy to say, but its the truth and I dont like it either. This album really helped to inspire me musically back then as well. It pulled me out of so many slumps. The guitar playing on this record changed my life. As far away that I get from it nowadays, I will still always love this album. Just dont listen to it when youre sad. You’ll hate yourself.

Fav track : Contact

AHHH im done. That took forever. Thanks for caring. Do this if you want! @mbdtyler @evnbwrs @blessyourheart-forbeating @ibleachednirvana

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por qué no los dos (again)

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Hyde’s Core Characterization

The writing and characterization on That ‘70s Show is inconsistent, but one can come up with a core characterization for each of the main characters based on a selection of episodes that define and depict them consistently. The characters’ personalities, goals, and feelings can – and should – be complex, as long as those complexities are substantiated by consistent actions and subtext.

I often write about certain behavior and choices I consider OOC for the characters. I do so because I’ve formed my understanding of their core characterization from a specific set of episodes. I write my T7S fanfic from this understanding, too. When a character acts contrary to previously established beliefs/feelings/behavior without a proper grounding for that contradiction, I consider those actions OOC.

My understanding of the characters’ true natures isn’t the only valid one. People can form their own understanding from a different selection or interpretation of the episodes.

But below the cut is a list of S1-S4 episodes, with explanations, from which I’ve formed my version of Hyde’s core characterization. I don’t list episodes from S5-S7 because they either confirm, further, and deepen what’s already been established – or they evolve/devolve Hyde’s character based on his core.

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dana watches lucifer (2x11)

yo guys i’m back and i’m vvv happy to be liveblogging again

  • it feels so weird to be watching without my dad guys he’s driving my sister to oklahoma but usually we watch together
  • anyway
  • this clip of chloe saying her speech at the courtroom on the previously on - LIKE I NEED REMINDING 
  • it’s making me emotional and the ep hasn’t even started yet
  • pls tell me they kiss i want them to so badly 
  • my cat is strangling me with her love rn and i’m…. trying to type
  • “i hate ketchup” that’s so romantic
  • “i’m glad she showed up she kept me from making a big mistake” I’M SUING FOX AND THE WRITERS WHAT THE HELL
  • trixie is back i missed her
  • “they’re a wonderfully scrumptious start to your day”
  • ok now i’m imagining maze and trixie grocery shopping
  • trixie Knows and ships deckerstar
  • trixie KNOWS
  • i missed that whole scene by squealing abt maze lol 
  • maze craves validation bc she wanted chloe to be happy
  • aw chloe maze tried so hard don’t tell her that
  • it’s ok chloe i forgive you
  • i’m already mad at her
  • my tv is glitching so y’all better provide some quality gifs
  • “it’s about chloe” and then instantly he turns into Protective Boyfriend™
  • ok charlotte ships deckerstar too and she’s back on the good list
  • she was nvr really off it i have a weakness for lucifer women
  • “you don’t have to prove anything to me” that was something very nice said very harshly
  • “not in a fun way” 
  • “not the slut police and i mean you not her” DAMN I LOVE CHLOE
  • hmmm that was a good plan while it lasted but
  • “jana! always with the tragic timing”
  • oh my god is lucifer a murder suspect again
  • “maybe she’d still be alive” and already he’s feeling guilty jesus i just want him to be h a p p y
  • also where is ella i want her on my screen right now
  • “ditch the loser from lux. that’s terrible, she was seeing someone else from lux?
  • maze is proud of herself dan leave her alone
  • my cat is back and ready to prevent the typing
  • danikeen - is that their brotp name?
  • ppl need to stop yelling at maze right now ok
  • i like his white suit a lot
  • her fun is being with her daughter aww
  • ok lucifer is actively pursuing a relationship and i - i’m emotional
  • “she’s spoken for” “haha no i’m not”
  • this guy is a dog and i hate him
  • ok i need linda and ella and amenadiel to cleanse my soul from that dick
  • “you two are a lot alike” how DARE YOU
  • ANOTHER murder??? things are heating up and i like it
  • “pretty sure you didn’t sleep with this guy” “actually ur wrong” OH MY GOD IT’S CHRISTMAS
  • “you’ll need a much bigger notepad”
  • this parade of lovely women with the song hot pants in the background is my aesthetic
  • “bit of a dry spell these last few months” ik this is a joke …. but that’s probably bc that’s when he met chloe js
  • dan don’t you dare things are complicated enough
  • “the best night of my life” in a bunch of different inflections is possibly the best scene in this show to date
  • also i love how they included a guy
  • and his explanations to dan omg this is hilarious
  • chloe is SO JEALOUS
  • ok now lucifer is sad so um…. cue character growth?
  • oh good more charlotte shipping deckerstar i love it
  • it’s still so weird that chloe thinks charlotte is lucifers ex
  • “last thing i need is a step-dan” “you say some really weird things man” i love their dynamic
  • SORRY 
  • also linda and maze in the same scene????. christmas confirmed.
  • “you want me to stab this friend of yours” ok i love how maze is oblivious but also she’s Ready to Fight for linda and i’m just….. wow that’s beautiful
  • “that’s human” “i’m a demon” “i actually think ur more human than a lot of ppl i know” what kinda romantic bs is this??? i love it
  • “ur saying i’m awesome” “i’m saying that u need to say ur awesome” 
  • “yes ur awesome” “hell yeah i am” I LOVE MAZE SO MUCH I’M DEAD
  • “i can describe her aura” it’s me
  • “i told you someone cared” i’m laughing lucifer is the best 
  • god i missed this show
  • i’m gonna save this in my drafts before my computer freezes and erases the whole post again
  • ok i’m back
  • ok suki is who i would be if i ever met him i would just scream and shut the door oh my god
  • “gay best friend for now” i’m laughing
  • suki is hot it’s true
  • “do not leave town” “and abandon lucifer?” god me
  • oh i forgot he’s being rude to lucifer
  • i forgot charlotte was still bad oh myg od
  • i’m a fake fan i’m sry guys
  • i still love them both though
  • if ever there was a time for ella to show up it would be now just saying
  • ok and she’s not there
  • lucifer is such a doofus i’m laughing so hard chloe is so scared
  • i just fast forwarded and there’s like three clones of a guy petting a robot dog and i just -
  • “i wanna build a cat sanctuary” god is this me
  • “no one wants to hear about your feline meet cute” that’s wrong i would sell my left kidney to hear about his cat
  • “i’m in” i love maze i just do i just i could watch her eat bread for three hours
  • “because self worth comes from within bitches” DO YOU SEE WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT
  • my cat is back and obscuring my vision hang on a sec
  • ik that as you read this ur not waiting but i just want you to know that i had to wait for my cat to stop knocking my laptop over
  • her name is sylvester mcmonkey mcbean anyway
  • can deckerstar kiss already 
  • amenadiel :’)
  • i kinda just want their pure brotherly love i don’t like the conspiring behind lucifer’s back
  • my cat and i compromised
  • ok i dig this jazzy piano music but for a sec i thought it was gonna be heart and soul and i was gonna die that’s my favorite deckerstar scene ever
  • maze looks so hot w o w
  • “if we were strangers you’d be hitting on me” maze is so smart dan you can learn from her
  • i do like him better now 
  • oh my god i’m laughing so hard
  • “self worth comes from within dan” i love maze so much she’s trying so hard to help
  • i’m gonna scream
  • oh my g o d i love her so much i’m laughing
  • “you and me? not happening” he looks so hurt i am so sad chloe let him IN
  • aw poor jim
  • already chloe is shook and scared bc she loves him so much
  • now lucifer is intrigued hm and so am i
  • oh now he’s all “hey man we can work something out” 
  • oh 
  • i should have seen where that was going
  • i guess we’re not there yet
  • that was badass tho
  • i was just thinking that we must have missed something about the package
  • who are these people
  • were we supposed to recognize those things
  • lucifer is having an ocean contemplation shot is this the bachelor orr
  • “really” she says not disappointed at all 
  • one step forward two steps back i guess
  • “you deserve someone worthy of you and that’s not me” I’M CRYING THAT’S NOT TRUE BB
  • “that’s not what i’m saying” “i know that’s what i’m saying” WHY DOES HE LOVE TO SUFFER WHAT THE HELL I’M SAD
  • oh my god he’s just listing why he loves her
  • her middle name is jane?? this is cute
  • “ur special and i’m…. i’m not worth it” OH GOD YES YOU ARE
  • ASJFDLKj[wuhiol;nkl
  • it really is christmas guys :’)
  • i don’t know what to say i love thioajefkls;d’
  • i love you guys i love this show i’m signing off and watching the bachelor which is never going to be this romantic :’)
Thoughts 6x19

Wow this was an amazing episode! When was the last time TVD had been that good? IMO not since season 2. So i’m just gonna list the characters/couples and then write my opinion on them for 6x19:

Elena: Well,she’s getting more annoying by the episode lol. I feel kinda bad for saying this because it’s Nina’s last few episodes before she’s leaving TVD but i just can’t stand her character…since idk i guess season 3 or 4 Elena has become more selfish by the minute, she doesn’t care about right or wrong and makes everything about herself. This show will be o good next season with Elena gone.

Damon: I love Damon this season, i really do. I never was that big of a damon fan but i can’t help but love S6 Damon. Looks like Bonnie really changed him. Of course he’s still acting selfish by hesitating to give Elena the cure but it’s so hard for him because he doesn’t want to lose Elena so i completely understand him. I probably would have done the same thing.

Delena: so i don’t really have an opinion on this couple. i don’t hate them but i don’t really like them together either so i’m just gonna say that i don’t care for that pairing. 

Jolaric: They are, after Steroline and Bamon, my favourite couple this season. I love Alaric and it’s so nice to see him happy and Jo is adorable, Alaric couldn’t find a better woman to marry. They fit perfectly with their history.

Bonnie: I love how badass she’s been this season, she doen’t take all this crap anymore and stands up for herself like she should have a long time ago. 

Lily: I really don’t know what i should think of that woman. She’s such a psycho and i hate her for not caring about her sons but then i also feel sorry for her because just like Stefan she didn’t choose to be a ripper and seeing her downward spiral this episode…i just wanted to hug her…But i loved her scenes with Enzo, she would be such a good mother figure to him. and i guess it’s really hard for me to hate her because i love Annie Wersching so much,she seems like such a nice and cute person that it hurts me that i don’t really like her character… 

Enzo: i honestly didn’t like Enzo this season (at least not since ep 7) but i flt sorry for him because this whole time he thought that Lily abandoned him and then when she comes back she’s asking him to leave just because he wanted to show her who her real family is because loyalty is so important to him.

Matt: We didn’t see a lot of him but he can show his pretty body more often :) i hope he gets more screentime (and a real storyline) next season.

Stefan: aww my boo…This entire episode all his scenes were about how he feels and showed that he wanted his relationship with Caroline to start perfectly and not with all this BS they went through. And his attempts to pretend that his humanity is still off ended really bad for him… Stefan’s such a bad actor when it coms to hiding stuff from Caroline :D 

Caroline: Well…what can i say? I LOVE HER! and i’m so glad she’s back. As much as she annoyed me in 6x18 (which wasn’t that good), she made up for it this week. She was all flirty with Stefan and i knew that she knew that he flipped his switch back on. It was so obvious. She was such a BAMF like Bonnie (how i love these two badasses). And i have to say that Candice is an AMAZING actress,her acting was so on point at the end when Caroline flipped her switch and her guilt came flooding back. I felt her pain and had tears in my eyes during that scene. It’s so sad that she won’t be in 6x20…

(and finally) Steroline: my favourite topic and pretty much everything i think about all day :) Their scenes were perfect. Caroline seducing him and Stefan trying (and pretty much failing) to resist her seduction :D it was really fun to watch. And that kiss…i mean WOW,it was (after the one in 6x14 of course) my favourite kiss of them. It just looked super hot and showed that Stefan can’t resist her because as much as he’s trying to, the urge to kiss her is still there. And Caroline’s comments like: “So take my mind off it.” and ”Am i making you nervous?” were so good because you can see how much her words affect him. He could barely take it and was so unconvincing this entire time, not even i would have believed him and Caroline’s so much smarter so of course she figured it out. Doesn’t mean it didn’t hurt when she broke his neck (even though it was kind of hilarious) and tried to kill him. Then the flashback. Could Stefan be even more adorable?

“If I’m going to start something with Caroline, i want it to be perfect. No loss, no pain, no grief.”

“You might be waiting a while.”

“I’m a patient guy.”

This was exactly what i needed to hear because now we know why Stefan acted like he did in 6x15. He needed to be sure that his feelings for her are strong enough to start a relationship because he couldn’t bare losing her or screwing everything up because it’s not just any girl. It’s Caroline. And he wanted it to be perfect. And this scene also showed us how he feels before the kiss so i’m glad we got that scene because we didn’t really get an inside on his feelings for her before he kiss, he never really talked about it. And it also shows that now for Stefan, this whole ‘perfect start’-thingy isn’t possible anymore so he struggles with that and when Caroline flips it back on, she struggles with the guilt and now that she’s aware of all the things she’s done to him and the way he wanted things to go for them, she feels like she’s ruined everything between them, especially their first time which seemed to play an important part for both of them. And i’ll never forget Stefan’s  face when she talked about how sorry she is and started crying in front of him. It seems like everyone is a bit mad at Stefan for him to just stand there and watch her but the situation was difficult for him too and later he wanted to give her space instead of pushing her and i think that’s really noble of him. He knew that she would push him away and he was right and did you see that both couldn’t really look each other in the eyes? They were kind of ashamed and hurt and i think it’s good that she takes her time and gets away from MF for a while (even though i’m gonna miss her in 6x20). Their scenes were angsty but we all knew it was coming and i loved the angst (doesn’t mean i don’t wanna see them being all cute and fluffy but it’s a slow burn so this is a part of it.)

And i loved the fact that we got to see Liz again, i really missed her.

I’d say this episode was a 8/10. It was amazing :)

Wow,i’v never done something like this before and it tooks me over 2h to put this together but i think i’m gonna do that every week now. It’s fun :) hope you liked hearing my opinion on everything. 

The icons are mine but feel free to us them but make sure you credit eternalsterolinelove if you do

anonymous asked:

Because there's too much (unwarranted, IMO) hatred against Moffat in recent years, I wanted to ask you what your favourite things he's done is. Such as structure, themes, characters, stories, whatever. One of mine is how he's embraced the more irrational aspects of storytelling. It's not about how it would play in real life, but about the characters. If we can believe them, we can believe the story. I'd elaborate more, but tumblr asks only allow so many characters haha.


seriously this is the kind of ask I was born to answer I’m so ready and by that I mean I’m going to actually get changed out of my work clothes and make a hot chocolate cos I have So Many Thoughts

*34 minutes later bc I started dancing to Hayley Kiyoko’s new EP in the kitchen*

I’m back and ready, and I’m even bringing proper punctuation to the table. Buckle in, kiddos.

Disclaimer: these are my (well informed) opinions, not blanket statements. Doctor Who is an incredibly subjective show, and in the face of the opposite, I try to avoid making objective comments because almost nothing about this show is inarguably anything.

I’m going to start with saying that my favourite thing he’s done is actually his own personal growth as a writer and person over the last decade. He’s actually taken on what people have said to him, and gone from someone who did maybe have some sexism issues in the past to someone pushing the blatant feminist agenda on Doctor Who that has so many whiny nerdboys complaining. He’s actively worked to increase diversity in the show since he realised that he was wrong in his naive assumption that open casting would do the trick. Like Peter, he’s just a nerd living his dream job except he likes being in the background and actually gives himself a lot less credit than is due. 

If more showrunners could actively listen and grow and work to better themselves the way Moffat has, we would see so much improvement in television and the industry itself. 

Now. Onto his actual work. In this particular case only talking about Doctor Who, a show that it doesn’t take itself too seriously, and the fact that Moffat doesn’t take himself too seriously is why it works. 

I can’t just pick one thing he’s done when it comes to this show, but I think I’ll focus on plot, themes, and characters. 

(Small note, as I nip back up here from further down: you’ll notice how this post has a kind of defensive undertone? That’s subconscious and automatic as I’m writing. Thank you, negativity spreaders, for ingraining the need to have to justify my love for the thing that got me through high school and is probably the only reason I’m mentally healthy.) 

Moffat’s themes:

To start with, I just want to mention the whole “fairytale” thing. I’m not really sure I’d call it a theme (actually, it is, for Amy’s character, but I’m talking more for his era in general), but his whole era has this kind of fairytale quality to it. Which is strangely uncommon for sci-fi, I think, given that wondrous new things is such a staple part of most works within the genre. But it just…fits Doctor Who so well. Because DW is a bit fanciful, and wondrous, and I love the awesome combination of fairytale/sci-fi that we think shouldn’t work but does. 

I’ve picked my three favourite themes of Moffat’s to talk about. (I would also like to say that I personally think he does the best thematic writing in DW so far.) 

Stories: This theme works so well because of the links to the three main ladies of his era, with Amy’s fairytale narrative, River’s diary in which she writes down her life with the Doctor, and Clara’s love for books and being an English teacher. Plus it’s always cool for the show to be able to comment on itself, especially with the main character being being a figure who comes with a story, the two most common being the unsung hero or the infamous renegade.

Names: The way the name theme in the Moffat era of Who (and actually Sherlock as well) is done would be fantastic in any show, but has so much more depth for a show whose main character is famous for going only by a singular title he chose himself. 

Hybrid: In addition to spawning a great meme, when viewed more seriously this theme is just so clever. It’s so relevant because of the duality in the Doctor’s life, especially in Series 9. Missy is enemy and friend. Clara was the Doctor’s salvation after losing the Ponds and River, but by the end of Series 9 has become a kind of destruction. The Doctor was also Gallifrey’s greatest embarrassment, destroyer, and saviour all at once.  

Moffat’s plots:  

Although I won’t go so far as to say that he does it the best (there’s probably a BF story that would prove me wrong even if I weren’t against the idea of “best” anything in a show this subjective), Moffat is one of the only writers who truly has the capacity to play with this show’s huge scope and pull it off as well as he does. He really has the “timey-wimey” knack that a lot of writers could only dream of possessing.

He plays a long game, and I think some of the reason that people take issue with his plot is that they don’t realise it’s not a plot hole if it just hasn’t been explained yet? 

Example: the fact that Eleven’s era never actually completely made sense until his very last episode. It made enough sense as it went for us to enjoy and move through it, but things like why the TARDIS exploded in the first place were big ??? until Time of the Doctor. 

His parallels are on a level of fantastic I don’t know I’ve seen anywhere else. See this post and the tags for a great example of this. 

And to anyone who tries to say that his plots are overcomplicated, I’m sorry but…they’re not, really? They’re as complicated as time travel should be, but not actually massively difficult to understand if you stop and think about it. I personally don’t need plots that join up every single dot for me, part of the fun is working out some of it for yourself and that’s always been something DW expects of us. Moffat’s adamant about not simplifying things for children because he knows that children are more onto it than a lot of adults. (I can’t stand people who act like children don’t understand shit, they understand almost everything and Moff knows this and writes accordingly.)

Another great Moffat thing is all the Classic Who references etc that he uses. Bringing back the Lethbridge-Stewart run UNIT and the Zygons and the Time Lords, it just makes it so enjoyable. 

A lot of hatred for him comes from a viewpoint where what RTD did is what DW is at a fundamental level. Which is just simply not true. For example, Torchwood’s cool and all, but UNIT is the crucial alien fighting force in this universe and it’s nice to see that very much the case again. 

(Pause to say that I am not in any way criticising RTD’s work or trying to make this a RTD vs Moffat thing. RTD did a lot of great stuff and I love his era. Like every other DW writer, he’s not perfect, but I’m a big fan. My issue is with people taking some of the things he did as law when it wasn’t and then having issue with Moffat deviating, when it was often a deviation back to something in the classic series.) 

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tl;dr - yeah its was bad but i was let down that it wasnt like. rage inducing bad. the BD stuff still pissed me off but other than that. i was just indifferent to agitated. i couldnt tear it to shreds like i could with gem harvest

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Juzo Sakakura Appreciation Post

Yeeep! You heard me. That guy. Like theee Juzo  Sakura Sakakura (i have to keep reminding myself that he’s not a pink lil flower) from dangan ronpa 3. 

Cause although I’m happy that more ppl are making heart eyes at our resident anger-management case after the Ep 4, I feel like there’s more we can appreciate about him than just his muscles.

This will be a mix from the anime and manga (Killer Killer) as well my own randomness but feel free to discuss with me (it’s quite long…like…..despairingly). However if you are absolutely set on hating this man no matter what happens and you don’t feel like entertaining a thought you don’t agree with, then this post is not for you (probably) and you should just scroll away now (I’m sorry ppl on mobile, you’re gonna hafta scroll for awhile). I mean, there’s no point in trying to reason with a hardhead who won’t listen to others right?? Like a certain someone we know… lol

1. *Ahem* So let’s start off with my attempt at being deep~ I remember someone categorizing people into 2 types: There’s the ones who would sacrifice their life for someone they love, and there’s the ones who would sacrifice the world…I feel like Chisa and Juzo illustrate both sides really well with their loyalty to Kyosuke. Chisa acted as Kyosuke’s shield from himself and kept him rooted through his inner conflicts (she would rather sacrifice herself for Kyosuke than hurt others for his sake).

Whereas Juzo would never hesitate to dirty his hands to be Kyosuke’s shield from outer conflicts/opposition. Someone already stated this (I think the lovely Komaesa?) but Juzo is self-sacrificing. He never gives his own well-being a second thought, he doesn’t flinch or hesitate w/ doubt, and it can at times appear or even be reckless, but to me that kind of unwavering and committed loyalty is something to be admired. This is what a true Ride or Die is like my friends, this kinda friendship doesn’t sit back and calculate the value of the favor or measure the worth of maintaining relationships with the other, he jumps right in without question. Even if the one he’s supporting may end up being in the wrong, Juzo will stick by their side till he sees it through to the end. It’s just a matter of earning that respect lol

2. What I appreciated from Ep 1 & 2 was that Juzo doesn’t leave himself ambiguous, he makes himself known. He leaves no room for doubts on where he stands and he isn’t one to be pretentious, suck up, or put on a show for people so there’s little room to think he’s ever being fake, and I appreciate that kinda raw honesty cause in my history of playing the DR games, it’s always the ones who  couldn’t be honest w/ themselves that drove me crazy. Plus the straightforward simpletons tended to have a higher survival rate (Asahina, Hagakure, Kazuichi, Akane…I still love them all)

Randomness #1: He may be hotheaded, he may be forceful, and he may be a jerk (actually scratch that, it’s confirmed, he IS a jerk quite often), but you know what? He would be a Gryffindor. *legasp* Which means, he will stand up for something even if it means he’ll be the only one standing. He will say the facts that everyone is trying to sweep under the rug and he will not back away once he believes in a cause.

3. Tying into #2, he’d rather set an example through actions not his words….

Okay BEAR WITH ME HERE cause i know that doesn’t sound like his best point, but um….to him talk is cheap. Nothing gets done unless people move off their butts, and he is definitely in that category. He’s had enough of the idle table-talk of leaders and lipservicers -probably at the cost of a lotta civilian lives- to a point of cynicism, even if it means directing it to his alma mater and the staff that once took care of him during his time as a student. Which might explain why he has no issue disrespecting even Tengan, to him Munakata is his leader and one that he chose of his own free will. He thinks and evaluates things for himself and won’t follow just anyone like a blind sheep. But I digress. 

He is a Walk the Talk kinda guy and he is one to stay true to his words. In lieu of that then, the rare times he’s not too prideful to manipulate by acting, is if it’ll protect someone. And with his kind of intimidating demeanor and bitter experiences, he has no difficulty in convincing anyone with his villainous show and the hateful things he spits (see above), it would be very easy to take Juzo’s spiteful words from him as truth. But as we see, that’s not necessarily so. He’ll make himself into a villain and won’t care if that’s the impression he will be remembered by, and although he claims normal kids are just subserviant cogs in a machine, those are the very people he’s been risking his neck trying to protect and save (mind you this is way before he even entered as the school security).

idk maybe i just have a thing for anti-heroes…

4.  Here’s where it starts to get fun. It’s hard to notice at first but he’s quite the dork…. This plot-klutz screws up trying to help in almost every instance we’ve seen him. Unknowingly, he instigates the very thing he is trying to investigate in Despair Arc. He probably ran into the most number of characters in the Future Arc and could’ve put a stop to Pickle Satan early on but no. And in Killer Killer, I agree that operations don’t always go as planned, which makes things more realistic, but with how intricate he made his plan for this operation and for the amount of preparation he did to all just screw up in an over the top way….This is some Oedipal level shit. Munakata and Sakakura are reminding me of all those tragic hero plays I had to read in Greek class. Imagine if he was the main character in any of the DR stories…With his luck it’d turn into a comedy.

Juzo….you’re talking about around 50,000 punches there at least,  sweetie…..;;

As if they’ll just listen….(he does this again in Ep 5 actually…lol)

As people have stated, he has a short temper and it’s a bit hilarious when his own words come back to bite him xD

He has the pettiness of a 5 year old….See that girl’s face? That’s us….the readers. We’re so done with this overgrown punching man-child.

Why u wear no suit?!?!?! You’re an executive!! Sigh…..I know it’s not like the Future Foundation has a dress code but since a majority of everyone else at least attempts to dress professionally you would think that he, as a senior member, should try to set an example….But then again, that wouldn’t be very Juzo-style

And regarding that operation in Killer Killer. His methods are a bit….eccentric to the extreme. I just picture it like one of those kids who wants to make a racecar track and then gets carried away by their excitement and gets too into it, ambitiously adding in death drops and fire rings…hence the Naegi corpse. And also. Who would put one of their own subordinates as a hostage? Even if one of them already agreed to the plan beforehand?? But then again, how often is a serial killer suspect your own subordinate….sigh, how this man goes about things in a straightforward way…it’s the same as a typical shonen manga protagonist……

Randomness #2: That voice. And, is it weird that his personality reminds me of Aomine?? I can’t help it since they share the same voice actor.  I feel it would still be in character for him to say “the only one who can beat me is Munakata me” x) 

5. However!!  He may not be the brainiest guy but by no means is he a complete dunce. He’s the head of the 6th branch (and as far as I can tell, this is the only policing division). He’s in a powerful leadership position which means he has the ability to assess situations, evaluate/predict people, calculate best possible outcomes, and plan successful operations. He studies his targets (he would be one heckuva method actor), takes the time to know the name of even the newest of his recruits, and can ensure safe backup plans. He must be competent to at least some degree cause him/his team were the first to correctly identify who Killer Killer is and Sakakura was even shrewd enough to see his usefulness as a future asset.

6. He is tough for a reason. He has probably gone through a lot and seen a lot. I think him and Munakata have been conditioned to a point where they can’t show remorse in a typical sympathetic response. It doesn’t mean that they’re remorseless but if someone is exposed to a high number of deaths long enough, it will eventually strain their emotional and mental conditions and/or they’ll grow used to it. They can’t grieve for every life lost because of the sheer number. Showing any sort of vulnerability is a weakness and they’ve been taught that it will be taken advantage of (which I guess kinda explains how they were the way they were in the beginning of Future Arc). Hence, the most efficient thing they’ve learned to do is eliminate any sources of problems before it can come back to bite them and cue the witch hunt for the traitor. Their paranoia is built from years of suffering but someone is taking advantage of that now and turning it against them so FF will tear themselves apart from within. 

Randomness #3: It’s not often you come across a guy with pink eyes…and no, not the medical condition. But idk, isn’t there some personality trope about males who have a fuschia hue (and green hair)? Although I much prefer his color scheme in Mirai hen than the jarring color contrast he is in Zetsubou, you gotta admit that it’s something unique. He’s speecial~   

7. He works hard. To the point where even his subordinate cracks under the workload and environment. But is he just shoving everything off on his underlings? No, in fact he takes on the riskiest role of paying an imposter serial killer right into a hot spot nest of Despairs. Now part of that probably had to do with physical qualifications and mental durability so maybe others could’ve been suited for the job, but i also feel like he’s a “if you want it done right do it yourself” kinda guy.  It’s not that he’s looking down on his subordinates but rather that’s just how passionate he is about his job as a future foundation member and saving people…

8. Character Interpretation: When he DOES manage to succeed (cause I’m sure it’s happened a multitude of times), he’s not one to stay long enough to be praised a hero. He’ll go right back out in the field. He has a thankless job but it’s a necessary one. Based on the division profiles, it looks like Juzo’s division is the only real policing division. He’s not the one in charge of recovery, he’s not the one in charge of rehabilitation or medicine or technology, his job is to suppress the violence, which requires…..force. He’s the one who needs to be out in the field and, so to speak, be the wildfire to clear out the area of Despairs before damage control can kick in.

People will probably be more scared than thankful of this guy, but to be honest, if i was in a world ending apocalypse facing against killers whose numbers put me severely against the odds, having someone like Sakakura would be really reassuring. (Sorry Naegi, right now your best use in an apocalypse attack would probably be the sacrificial lamb. It’s okay, you have SHSL Luck, I know you’ll survive).

Randomness #4: Tend to get cold easily? Then here’s your perfect portable heater. He is an athlete which means good blood circulation which means warm body temperature. the dude has like a tank top on for pete’s sake. You could cuddle this human furnace or at the very least steal his jacket. 

“Well he’s the one who pushed Hinata over the edge into becoming Izuru.” “If it weren’t for him Bandai would still be alive, countless other ppl would still be alive etc etc…” These points and many others have already been very adeptly answered by other DR fans here and the point of my post isn’t to debate, just appreciate, but! It brought up something else I can appreciate about Juzo as a character in a fictional story. And so, in answer to those, I call it, the *drumroll*

Komaeda logic: Well also, then vice versa. If we didn’t have someone like Juzo then where would our protagonists be?? If we didn’t have someone stirring the pot (albeit accidentally) then how long would it have taken for this war to end? Which would mean more innocent people getting killed or converted to becoming Despairs and just overall more suffering for the world as a whole. Yes the way he goes about trying to help is messy and violent (unnecessarily at times) but in a way then, Juzo has helped expedite this ultimate showdown between hope and despair as well.

Randomness #5: And if you take him to any fair or carnival imagine all the giant stuffed dolls he could win for you!!!! The punching bag games are obviously a no brainer but the baseball throwing game? the force of his throw could probably knock out the whole can pyramid. the balloon dart game? One dart will probably cause a mini  sonic boom and pop all the surrounding ones. Take your pick but make sure you have room in the car to take all the big fluffies home.

Originally posted by srita-roldecanela

I’m pretty sure as we go further into the story we’ll get more background/character development for Juzo and I know some ppl might have a (slight) change of heart but that most might still dislike him or find him unforgivable even after it. But that’s okay! In the DR series, hardly any character will ever fully redeem themselves in a nice full resolution cause that’s human nature. You get the heroic, the faulty, the villain and mix it all together and it’ll still leave a strange aftertaste in your mouth. That’s the fun of characters.

If you made it through to this end, thanks for reading!! 

anonymous asked:

ok, i know this is from a long time ago (so if you answered it already pls link me!) but can i ask why the finale added to your positivity/hope for destiel?? bc like... dean was supposed to die and they just hugged for like 5 seconds, which put me off a little on the romantic side of things. and he called cas a brother. do you think that the "follow your heart" storyline is going to continue? i was hoping so, otherwise it would be a flop

Hey Nonny! Thanks for this ask and sorry it’s been sitting in my ask box a while now. I have been musing on the best way to go about answering this because even I blow hot and cold with canon destiel from time to time. Though honestly, I think we are in a great place for it right now.

The season 11 finale was definitely meta’d to death back when it first aired and there were A LOT of mixed reviews about whether or not destiel had died a death with the car scene/ brother talk. However, after watching I remained positive.

I generally prefer to take the season as a whole once finished to assess the overall themes and lessons of the season. With regards to Destiel and Dean’s ‘follow your heart’ story line, comparing season 10 to season 11 is like comparing a warm beer on a rainy day in Britain to a Pina Colada on the beach in Miami. Basically season 11 is very good and satisfying for me, whereas season 10 was just a bit shit. At the end of season 10 I was very close to quitting the show. I had lost all faith in Destiel and was quite content to write stories about Cas ditching the Winchesters and the universe they broke and finding his way to another universe where he could shack up with some hot young toyboy in Miami and open up a gay nightclub…. They were dark times. (and yet my love for Miami will never falter…)

Then season 11 came along like a Knight in Shining Armour. I haven’t been this happy with a spn season since season 8. The thing is, they could have killed it. They could have abandoned all Destiel related stories after season 10 and they certainly could have got rid of Dean’s ‘follow your heart’ arc. The best thing to come out of season 10 was Dean’s confession. Which is where it all started after all. Instead, they persisted with it to a ridiculous level. I’m sitting there watching with my jaw touching the ground because I cannot actually believe that this show is going there. Why would they abandon the ‘follow your heart’ story now? When it has been given so much air time for Dean’s development? I don’t think they would because as you rightly say, it would be a flop. The audience has now been given something to look out for, and by audience I don’t just mean savvy eagle eyed tumblr viewers. I mean the general audience who usually wear air tight no homo goggles. (Personally I think there is just no going back after the Hunter Husbands Ep).

The season 11 finale in itself, as a standalone episode without all the prior build-up of an overly excellent season, is still a solid episode. Could it have resolved a few more plotholes? Yes. Definitely. The cast and crew actually all agreed that there was so much to cover that they felt frustrated with themselves for not being able to fit everything in. However THEY DID manage to get Dean and Cas alone together in that car scene, and bearing in mind there was plenty of alcohol in bunker already which the show creators made pretty damn sure to point out before Dean left with Cas, proves that the intentional subtext of the scene was that Dean was making an excuse. He wanted alone time with Cas. (This post here from @charlie-minion​ is a really brilliant 11x23 summary and talks about the subtext in the need for the beer run and how it was an excuse for Dean to get Cas alone. That is just one small part of a fantastic meta post though which in general is really positive about the season finale so I highly recommend you check it out!)

The last time I voiced my opinion on canon Destiel was here. 

This was a while ago and honestly my opinion hasn’t changed. All that stuff about the power of love still holds true. Okay so it wasn’t the power of love in the Destiel sense that saved the day but honestly? That happy ending with Amara and Chuck being reunited, that was a loving resolution and I think it is once again evidence that the show is growing and breaking away from some of the earlier themes that they have continued to recycle over and over again that frankly we are all growing pretty tired of. I want to hope that 11x17 Red Meat was in itself a comment on just how toxic and unhealthy the Winchester’s relationship has become and moving from that to the finale was huge development in itself. (I am always side eyeing that episode because Dabb worked on it with Beren’s together so it must have been important and I think that was what it was all about. Showing just how toxic the brothers relationship is to the point of making it obviously shocking to a general audience so even they will raise their eyebrows and say “oh dear those boys are very fucked up.” So that once that was established the journey to recovery from that and true character development can actually begin) Onwards and upwards I say. Though of course Season 12 is as yet a complete mystery. 

Season 11 was also a much more progressive season as a whole and the reaction it has received has been blinding. It has had more canon LGBT characters than all other spn seasons combined, which in itself is a huge deal and very positive for us Destiel shippers if we consider that maybe the show is trying to push its boundaries a bit more and encourage a general audience to look past their heteronormative lenses.

Anyway, going back to your actual ask about 11x23 and Destiel. I wrote what I thought about the ‘brother’ line in the car scene here and regarding the hugs there is an awesome post about it here from @frecklesandfeathers about just how epic it is that Cas initiated the hug and pulled Dean down to him which says a hell of a lot about how Cas was feeling at that point.

The other point I’ll make about that hug, is that it was terribly sad for both of them, because they were saying goodbye. What breaks me is Dean’s face when Cas hugs him. Dean’s face in that moment screams to me of regret.

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Plus look at the moment before the hug when he just looks at Cas like he is contemplating whether or not to say something else??

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Compare it to his hug with Sam and my god what a difference.

(I regrettably do not have a source for this because I found it on google image search and couldn’t find the source… it just linked me to the tumblr episode tag? If this is your gif please let me know.)

 With Sam he has accepted his fate and his parting. He is sad, but he is keeping his emotions in check. But with Cas? It is all sorrow and regret and it ate me up. They have NEVER been great at showing their feelings especially when other people are watching them and this was no exception, but that hug was glorious for all the right reasons.

So to sum up, I think we are on excellent ground for Destiel and I am going into season 12 feeling super positive about the whole thing. Remember that we still have the following to look forward to:

  • Cas realising Dean is still alive
  • Cas and Dean reunion
  • Dean introducing Cas to his mother
  • Dean and Cas and Mary looking for Sam
  • The continuation of Dean’s ‘follow your heart’ arch (because believe me, they wouldn’t have put that much leg work into it for nothing. Its going somewhere.)
  • The continuation of Castiel’s emotional journey into finding his true place in the world (which I talked about here).

These are all really exciting things. I know sometimes this show makes mistakes or we build things up to impossible levels and always end up let down by what we get, but sometimes the show comes through for us. Remember 11x19? And how from promo pics alone we all dreamed of the what ifs? They could be? Maybe? They share a last name? Dare we even dream it? People laughed. Mainstream media called them brothers… but WE WERE RIGHT. See this glorious post which sums up the difference between us meta writers and the mainstream heteronormative media. YOU ARE NOT READING INTO THINGS!! (I will never ever get over the Hunter Husbands. I will cry about it when I am 90 for the sheer joy that episode brought me.)

Sometimes we are wrong, but other times we are right. With Destiel I still think we are right. The show will come through for us. The future is bright my friend. The future is multi-coloured. ;-)

He’s Your Celebrity Crush - Michael 5SOS Imagine/Preference

The guys were driving around the city looking for a coffee shop to go to before their interview. Calum was sitting in the back seat, “someone turn on the radio, see if they’re saying anything about us yet, I like the hype.” Luke quickly turned it up, just in time to hear them start your interview. 

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