catherine has not changed at all

I am seriously concerned about the casting directors on Reign...

Guys, are they ok? Are they even trying? Do they think we’re stupid? Have they employed a script adviser to check the consistency of what they’re making? If they have, they need to fire them real quick, because whoever they are hasn’t seemed to realise that CATHERINE’S CHILDREN ARE ALL REAPPEARING AS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PEOPLE who are WAY TOO OLD!

Let’s take a trip down memory lane to the good old days when Reign was kinda alright.

Remember this little guy? This lil’ cutie from Season 1? Lil’ Charles. Just in case this picture doesn’t make it quite QUITE clear that this person is a young CHILD, here’s another one: 

He’s tiny right, I mean Megan Follows is small, and he barely reaches her shoulder. Ok good, we’ve established that Charles in Season 1 was a young child of around eight years old. Good stuff.

Now I know Reign has a habit of stretching, embellishing and basically destroying history. Mary and Francis are supposed to be like 14 at the start, and clearly they’re older, but that’s ok, that’s fine, we’ll roll with it.

 The show begins in 1557:

Nice, some fluffy goats and fluffy clouds just to prove this. I’ve done my research people.

So in real life, ol’ Francie Boi was supposed to die in 1560 after being King for roughly one year

And sure thing, as I said, Reign likes to stretch history like, BEYOND the breaking point. So it’s entirely plausible that on the show Francis was king for a little bit longer, maybe we’ll give him an extra year or two. Which means the next time we see young dude Charlie he’ll have aged… hmmm around five years or so? He’ll be approx 12, right? 

WRONG! What the FuCk ma dudes, this guy right here is NOT CHARKLES I don’t know who he is, but Catherine and the rest of them should all be really concerned, they’ve been hella duped! He’s frickin old enough to fool around with this random chick

He’s aged like 10 years in 5, and NO ONE EVEN NOTICED, not Catherine, not Francis, not Mary, and especially not anyone in the writing or casting department apparently. 

Now let’s move onto Elisabeth, Catherine and Henry’s eldest daughter, dis chick from the pilot

Remember her? The one who married the Spanish dude, and then they had to have sex while a whole lot of old men watched, and Mary and her lil’ sweet naive buddies got all hot and flustered cos they were sneakily watching too? Yeah that one.

As you can see, this woman is clearly a BRUNETTE. Well, apparently Spain has really changed Elisabeth. Like, REEAALLY changed her. So good to see her back in 4x01! She goes by Leesa now, she’s blonde and older and basically looks like a completely different person…

Oh Wait.

I guess Catherine just has so many children she honestly can’t keep track and doesn’t even notice when they return to France looking like they’ve endured intense plastic surgery to reconstruct their faces, or somehow age them enormously.

Catherine has the names of all her children written in her bible, although her youngest son Hercule is missing, but I think the camera has just cut off the bottom of the page.

 At the end of Season 3, Catherine brings back this dude below to lowkey threaten Charles with MUrdEr (the most ooc Catherine has ever been, honestly this show is just…)

Now god knows who this one is, I mean it could be Lil’ Henry making a comeback from Season 1 when he was blonde and cute (see below) and got kidnapped by his insane potato-sack-wearing half sister

If so, he too has had a significant dye job at the castle salon. Except whoever this kid is in Season 3, he can’t be Henry because he’s considerably younger than Charles

I mean, what’s the deal? Charles gets hit by the ageifying-ray gun, but his little bro Henry doesn’t? How is that fair?? They never actually mention him by name, so possibly it is Hercule.

Which would mean that this hunky blonde dude Megan’s been posting on her Instagram and captioning with “My boys”… 

IS HENRY WHAT THE FUCK YOU GUYS! He looks even older than Charles, I CANNOT BELIEF THIS

This makes absolutely ZERO sense, I do NOT understand. The casting directors and writers of Reign either don’t comprehend human viewer intelligence and the ability to pick up on the ENORMOUS INCONSISTENCIES THEY THROW AT US WITH WORRYING REGULARITY, or they themselves have serious memory issues. Or possibly they just don’t care. I really don’t know.

I’ve come to the conclusion that the only way to watch Reign now is by ignoring these massively aged characters, ignoring the yawn storylines, ignoring when the only original characters we have left suddenly rewrite their whole personalities; I’m looking at you Catherine ‘I would literally die for my children’ de Medici, suddenly going, ‘Oh yeah Charles, I have loooads of other sons, don’t you forget that, I might just kill you to become regent again, k, love you, bye.’

I’ll just focus on the pretty clothes and Megan Follows’ profound talent to somehow make something out of this steaming pile of insanity.

Long story short, the only thing Reign is consistent at, is being inconsistent.

Even so, I’ll watch it every week cos I’m total trash. Rip me.

diego luna films i've seen rated by his moments in them
  • Y Tu Mama Tambien: He is a main character and in almost every scene. Wow. You see so much, possibly TOO much of Diego, so watch out if you're a minor or just don't like sexual scenes in films. Definite gay vibes with co-star played by childhood best friend Gael García Bernal. There's a wonderful and powerful confrontation scene between the two men around an hour in, Diego's acting is WOAH. And everyone thought he was the ugly one, we were so wrong. AND SO MUCH SPANISH. The phrase 'no mames' is uttered approximately 178 times. 9/10
  • Frida: Salma Hayek plays artist Frida Kahlo in this unique film. Diego plays her young lover Alex in the beginning of the movie; they have sex in a closet at some point, wild. Their relationship is cut short after a tragic bus accident which leaves Frida crippled. He brings her flowers and they break up, and Diego's role is finished. But I just had to keep watching because of how special the cinematography of this film is! The bus accident is so well directed it blew my mind. I don't know enough about Frida Kahlo to know how accurate this film was, but it was certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But since this is a list about Diego, low points ought to be given. He really isn't in this movie a lot. Let's see, 2/10.
  • Havana Nights: A true cinematic treasure. Also known as the worst movie you will ever see and you will love every second of it. Bad script, zero plot - but Diego does his best and fucking nails every moment in this film, carries it on his back. Apparently no one told him that he was supposed to act robotic, so everything he does is sweet and natural and he makes it look easy. All the while dancing himself into Castro-era Cuba, which he does SO well that Jonathan Jackson, who is supposed to be his romantic rival, actually seems TURNED ON whenever he sees Diego dance. Nice. Sweaty group-dance sequences, cutish one-liners. Actually makes out with dance partner Romola Garai in front of her PARENTS, after a very erotic dance routine, like how savage. 10/10
  • The Terminal: Diego plays airport employee who befriends Tom Hanks, and probably charms the pants off him, because he is wonderful in this secondary role. During the 2 hours of this film, all he wears is a jumpsuit/uniform and makes it look like a fashion statement. Has quite a lot of one-on-one scenes with The Tom Hanks himself, and is in love with Zoe Saldana, which is sweet, if not a bit generic chasing the girl type of thing. There's a scene where he absent-mindedly starts speaking Spanish to Tom Hanks who of course doesn't understand him, and Diego's very very cute about it. LO AND BEHOLD: one hour in, he changes into a suit while pouring Catherine Zeta-Jones too much wine. A breathtaking moment. 6/10
  • Mister Lonely: A very strange film about celebrity imitators. Diego plays a Michael Jackson impersonator in the film, his voice and looks imitating the singer and dancer. The movie introduces us to a surreal world of people living the lives of the famous people they dress up as, blurring the line between impersonating and becoming. He's rather in the center in the first and last bit of the movie, but the focus shifts in the middle with the story of "Marilyn" and "Charlie Chaplin". This film is a true risk-taker, which means it's not for the masses. Very thought-provoking though! 7/10
  • Milk: Diego plays Sean Penn's gay lover, and he's only in this movie for a short period of time. Kind of mentally unstable in this role, he tells Sean Penn he loves him without actually knowing what his name is. The movie deals with gay rights and is set in the 1970s, resulting in everyone having funny hair. This is an important LGBT film, but I hate Sean Penn, so there you have it. He is admittedly a skilled actor though. However, the lack of Diego in the majority of this film has to mean low points. 3/10
  • Rudo y Cursi: Another Diego-Gael movie. This time, it's about football. This is an excellent and very sad film set in Mexico that discusses the world of professional football playing. Diego is very different both in looks and in character from how he is in his other films - it's like he's a different person! That says a lot about his acting skills really. This film is also in Spanish, Diego shouts a lot (and very well too) and calls everyone 'chinga' and 'güey'. 8/10
  • The Book of Life: What a film! This animated feature has Diego portray main character Manolo Sanchez and makes you swoon basically. Since he's present in voice-acting only, you don't get to see his pretty face, BUT his voice is gorgeous both in speaking and in singing. A lot of songs are sung by Diego in this movie, and it's so so good. The Apology Song made me cry. Fun fact: Zoe Saldana is once again a love interest to Diego in this film, and their duet No Matter Where You Are is short but earth-shattering. 9/10
  • Casanova: Yep, Diego plays Giacomo Casanova in this TV movie, so you get the idea. It's about Casanova starting over in Paris, but things do not go well. Diego is very charming and rather authentic as Casanova. He makes out with women and climbs on rooftops in heels. Lots of close-ups to his face, I approve. However, this film confuses me. It's set in France, yet people speak with a British accent, except for Diego of course, who speaks with a Mexican accent BOTH in English and in Italian. The latter bothered me a bit, seeing as he is supposed to be a native Italian. All that aside, his performance is overall lovely. This film also has nice cinematography and a pretty solid script. Lots and lots of Diego seducing not-so-innocent maidens. 10/10
  • Rogue One: The greatest movie you will ever see. Diego has the role he deserves as he steals all our hearts as Captain Cassian Andor. You guys know the scene he gets all wet in the rain and then loads his gun on the ship? Sign me up. Warning: you WILL cry. 100/10
Pride & Prejudice: Elizabeth Bennet [ENFP]

OFFICIAL TYPING by Charity / The Mod

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Lizzie both engages and detaches from her environment; she is not aware in the sense of being devoted to enjoying the finer things in life (unlike her mother), but instead she explores situations for their creative or intuitive potential – often resorting to mocking, teasing, and seeing reality in funny ways rather than focusing on things as they strictly are. Lizzie twists and bends this reality to reflect her own perspective and as such, can be a poor judge of character. She is attentive to what is going on around her and in sensing things people do not share with her (despite Jane being rather quiet about Bingley, Lizzie knows she is in love with him), but her intuition is sometimes wrong. She is right that Lydia will “make us all ridiculous” but wrong in trusting Wickham’s word about Darcy. She changes her mind about Darcy fairly quickly; her refusal to marry him when Lady Catherine demands the truth – Lizzie no longer has a clear answer and resents stating otherwise. 

Introverted Feeling (Fi): She refuses to marry for anything other than love, but does not share her feelings about Darcy as they shift and change until the last possible moment. Lizzie reacts to a slight against her with mockery, preferring not to talk about it with Jane or Charlotte but to instead divert attention away so she can process it in private. She is appalled that Charlotte would marry someone as irritating as Mr. Collins purely for security. Even though she believes her father is wrong in not stopping Lydia from going to Bath with her friends, she respects his decision and does nothing to impede it. If Lizzie does not like the company in the room, she excuses herself, turns to a book, or makes a polite mockery of them in private. Lizzie has very little regard for status or position and refuses to answer questions from Lady Catherine that she dislikes or to submit to her authority.

Extroverted Thinking (Te): Even though Lizzie believes in marrying for love, she freely admits with a twinkle in her eye that seeing Pemberley made all the difference in her affections for Mr. Darcy, because, after all, being in love is a fine thing… being in love and a wealthy woman is an even better thing! Even though she is initially outraged at Darcy’s allegations against the behavior of her mother and sisters at the ball, she is detached enough to see that his bias is well founded and factually based (they are inappropriate) and so concedes that he is right and his opinions are valid. Lizzie flat out refuses to marry Mr. Collins out of dislike, and minces no words when telling Mr. Darcy all the reasons she would never accept his proposal. 

Introverted Sensing (Si): The entire foundation of her dislike for Darcy stems from subjective opinions and hurt feelings – her assessment of him as cold, taciturn, and unlikable does not shift until she sees him at ease in his own surroundings. His slight of her at the ball leads her contempt and she holds that grudge for a long time. Her desire to bond with someone who shares her opinion means she neglects determining the actual details of Darcy’s dislike of Wickham. Lizzie has a sense of how reality works (girls must marry above them, to advance themselves, and eloping without getting married will ruin the entire family) and respects it even if she doesn’t like convention. When defending Jane against Darcy’s allegations, she relies on her own subjective view of her sister, built up over many years’ acquaintance.

FUCKS SAKE, DANIEL

cassgarzon  asked:

OK, so the Bennet girls weren't presented in court would Elizabeth/ Jane be presented​ since they are now married to rich important people? And would this allow Kitty and Mary to be presented in court? (Lydia of course married a soldier so she wouldn't be presented)

I can’t put my hand to any sources at the moment to confirm my hazy memories as I’m on mobile but my understanding is that court presentations tended to be reserved for wives/daughters of peers and bishops, though my knowledge here does start to blur with who was eligible for an Almack’s voucher and though the two groups did have a lot of overlap they were distinct levels of society when it came to daughters and wives of officers and politicians and lower clergymen (“genteel” professions.)

I feel like I once raged at a fic that had Elizabeth Darcy being presented at court only to have her later sneer at Mr. Collins’ desire to be presented himself, as it’s supposedly an honour reserved for peers (which Darcy is not, so God knows where Lizzy’s attitude has come from.) Also with Sir William Lucas as a father in law and Lady Catherine de Bourgh as a patroness I would think Mr. Collins and Charlotte have a fairer shot at court presentation than Elizabeth, no matter how rich Darcy is. Presentation at court did require a great deal of money to be laid out for the proper attire and pomp and parties, but ultimately one needed to have the right connections and have their application be accepted before they would even be invited to attend a presentation. Some woman already known to the Court would have to first present Jane or Elizabeth, and unless Lady Catherine has a change of heart, I’m not sure who that woman might be.

Honestly, Charlotte is probably the likeliest to have a foot in the door to make presentations possible, compared to Jane or Elizabeth, even for all their wealth. Charlotte has a better chance of being on Lady Catherine’s good side and gaining the necessary social clout, even if she may have very little money or desire to furnish herself with a full court outfit. (She wouldn’t need a debutante ball, as she is already married.) Lydia’s no worse off for being married to an officer as Jane and Lizzy are married to private gentlemen, though Darcy does own a great deal of land. Bingley is New Money.

anonymous asked:

here's a fun thing: YOU'VE BEEN TAGGED! Let's talk about your story! Here's what you do: 1. how many stories are you writing? 2. What's your favorite story/favorite post you've written? 3. Who do you personally ship in your story? 4: Who do you think has had the most character development in your story (bonus: why) 5. Tag 3 story simblrs that you've been reading!

I’ve kept this sitting in my inbox all day because I was driving to the airport LOL

@writehoodie @lovelychooser @something-wicked-sims and @lunarian-sim also tagged me in this, so thank you babes!!

1. I am currently writing two stories, though not really simultaneously: Save Me from Me is my baby, and it’s currently on its second Volume (generation). I’m taking a break from it for the summer though because I won’t have my desktop and it’s way too large of a save to play it on a macbook. Knights of Kydonia is the short story I’ll be picking up instead this summer to replace Save Me.

2. Honestly I love the KoK teaser a lot, it’s very different from other things I’ve done before. The story in general is pretty different from my standards, and has been a good change of pace for me. I’m also really enjoying writing Najiyah’s story, I think they are some of my more creative posts (if I’m allowed to say that).

3. OH MY GOD like so many people? My OTP ship is definitely Alina & Emmett. But all the couples who ended up together at the end of Volume I were ships for me. As far as the teens go, I can’t give things away yet…

4. Let’s see, as far as Volume I people… Probably Catherine? She used to be kind of this on-the-side fairy and has become one of the pillars of my story. She went a long way from the days she was dating Gavin to the woman she is now. As far as Volume II goes… I like what I have planned for Ezra a lot. I also really think Pari will have an interesting change of character pretty soon.

5. Oh gosh I read soooo many!! On top of the people tagged above @eslanes @pixeltrashcan @neopixiesims @furiouslydecaffinated @bubble-sims @simsomedia @sandy-sims @zauglom @laylasims @nicotinc @stillgotme @beverlyallitsims @pixelsinmyveins @mysimblruniverse @essiesims @femmesim @sim-bubble @dinaswimmer and I could literally go on forever.

mallorygallery  asked:

Any advice for writing a character who dislikes change?

Hi,

This is kind of a vague question and without more details, I can’t really answer your question directly. So I’m not going to. What I am going to do is talk about characterization.

A character who dislikes change is not a full character. Disliking change is simply one of their character traits. The important thing is how that character trait impacts the rest of the character and how that impacts the story. An example:

Character Alice is a monarch who has reigned for 300 years. She refuses to believe that the world is changing around her and so continues on with horribly outdated policies and laws. Her leadership is running her country into the ground and she refuses to change.

Character Becky lives at home with her parents. She takes care of her ailing mother and her younger cousins. She continues taking care of her younger cousins after her mother passes, even though she is tired of it and no longer wants to do it. Becky’s sister is willing to take the cousins and raise them so Becky can do something else that she finds more fulfilling, but Becky doesn’t know what to do with that opportunity. So she turns it down because she is scared of change and doesn’t want to take the risk.

Character Catherine is a six year old child who until now, has been an only child. But her parents adopt a new son and Catherine is not pleased with the changes that have been happening in her house. She just wants things to go back to the way they were.

Do you see how even though each of these characters has ‘dislikes change’ as a common characteristic, they’re all very different characters with different stories? I’m sorry if I completely failed to answer your question and please feel free to send a follow up ask! Alternatively feel free to use any of the above characters.

~Dabiyyah

Currently in Production

Do Dis: List all the things you’re currently working on in as much or little detail as you’d like, then tag some friends to see what they’re working on. This can be writing, art, vids, gifsets, whatever.

tagged by: @ktlsyrtis

Okay my loves… hate to have kind of a lame answer to this.

To be honest I don’t know where I stand with this anymore. I’d written quite a lot of a Berena 1950s au in my head but the berena community has been a downer for me lately and I’m not sure whether I’m interested in belonging to it anymore. Well I’m not really in it, I’m just on the periphery, but yeah. The only joy I’m getting out of the writing is what it gives me and the awesomeness of my beta (she’s mine you can’t have her) @jamieringo and our collaborations. We also have a Christmas type fic planned but again who knows what’s happening. I just feel like all the joy has been sucked out of it recently. I was getting anonymous hate messages because I met Catherine in Bath and then my friends were getting it. I mean it’s preposterous and ridiculous but I’m just too old for the drama so it’s not worth it to me. But yeah there’s that and then there’s just the end of Berena at least for awhile on the show that’s lost my interest, and I’m just not feeling it. Maybe that’ll change but that’s where I am now.

So what I’m doing now is getting over a terrible cold. It’s awful and I’m a baby when I’m sick so I’ve taken to my bed as dramatically as was possible and as my wife would tolerate. She’s honestly too good to me when I’m miserable.

And as I mentioned on here, we went to see Sunset Boulevard on Broadway last week and the wife fell head over heels in love with Glenn Close (she’s thinking of writing a strongly worded letter to the Tony’s to demand she gets a special recognition award for the role she’s not eligible to win another
Tony for). My once love of Glenn has been rekindled (she was one of the actresses where I watched almost their whole filmography back in the day when I was a young lesbian watching my way through IMDb filmography lists. I did this with Julie Andrews, Judy Davis, Gillian Anderson, Glenn Close, Meryl Streep, Catherine Deneuve, Jane Seymour, Bette Midler, Cher, Shelley Long, Whoopi Goldberg, Helen Mirren, Emma Thompson…. god the list is longer but I don’t remember it all.)

So we watched Serving in Silence (for me it was like my 98th viewing) on the plane home and an episode of Damages (at the suggestion of @jamieringo and @culturepopper and @subcutaneous7 who we met in person finally in NYC) and then we were hooked.

So now my life is watching Damages with the wife (I have to watch at a slightly slower pace because we are sworn to watch it together) and getting our home in shape for the arrival of Miss @badassbettyrizzo in two weeks (so excited)

Anyways that’s it for me! Boring I know but there it is.

I’m tagging anyone who reads it because I’m currently in the bath and cannot access all my people on this lowly app page!

@scarletbenois said: is there anything you like thats similar to tlc? like the characters (ya know, ragtag group of misfit heroes).

ok in terms of characters:

iron cast by destiny soria

it’s set in 1919 so that’s cool but then there’s also MAGIC so it’s like double cool. the mcs are 2 teenage girls with mind-control type powers that are sort of like lunar glamours and then they have to save boston. also one of the girls is mixed black/portuguese which is pretty chill. basically it’s one of the best books ever and the cover is gorgeous i recommend it to everyone. (plus i have a great au fic planned for tlc based around this)

the girl from everywhere series by heidi heilig

another book with a mixed protagonist! nix is chinese and white. she and her dad have this ship and crew who are all really great and different and they travel through time and space. there’s a smidge too much romance for my taste but the premise is super rad and there’s a good balance of action and calm.

heartless by marissa meyer

yeah this is sort of a cheat bc it’s still MM but it’s really good. there are some pretty clever alice in wonderland references too. just in general it’s a great origin story and the way everything works out in the end is really satisfying, like there aren’t a lot of loose ends. i thought catherine was a really well-written character bc you can clearly see her personality change through the book too. only dislike is that there isn’t a ton of diversity.

the rest of us just live here by patrick ness

this one is super great. literally the whole premise is that all of the characters are super normal. this one also has a mixed character, but she’s more of a love interest. also there’s really good representation of mental illness, specifically ocd, and eating disorders. the plot itself is good and the chapter titles are hilarious. oh and i can’t remember it off the top of my head but i’m pretty sure that the mc’s cat has some really great name.

the true confessions of charlotte doyle by avi

i loveee this one. this girl, charlotte doyle, is on a ship and she basically becomes a sailor and is part of the crew. i read this a while ago so i don’t remember it very well but it’s super good and she’s an awesome character. plus she’s only like thirteen.

the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy by douglas adams

this book is so rad and it makes no sense whatsoever but i love it anyway. marvin is great and is kind of like iko except not at all because he’s way more cynical but just as great. like the book legit makes no sense but the descriptions are the best and it’s sort of like lemony snicket on steroids because it’s so insane and bizarre.

the redwall series by brian jacques

this is a weird one. there’s like twenty two books in this series that all take place at different times within the same universe. there’s this mouse-sized abbey in the middle of the forest where a bunch of woodland creatures live and like every generation has an adventure basically. there’s also a mountain where the badgers and hares live and forge metal and stuff. there’s seriously no way i can type this that will make sense so you’ll just have to read them. but it’s great and the descriptions of the food is amazing.

the willoughbys by lois lowry

i freaking love this one. my grandma and i read it together and it’s so great. there’s this family with like four or five kids and their nanny. i hardly remember the plot but i know it was really good and kind of wacky. it’s good you should read it.

ok i think that’s a good amount! i hope you like these books. this was a lot of fun to do and i got to revisit some books i forgot about. i have lots of books to recommend from lots of genres, so if you need a rec just shoot me an ask! 

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St. Catherine’s Church

Yes, there is a church in my neighborhood; not all of my Sims are magic Sims. Different variations of this lot have in all of my neighborhoods over they years. The inside has pretty much remained the same, but the outside has often changed. I saw a lot and I like the way the outside looked so I revamped the outside of my lot. I must say to date this is by far my favorite version.

I created a separate lot for St. Catherine’s Cemetary. Redwood Cove has a cemetary, but it’s only for member’s of the Ajani family and their descendants. St. Catherine’s Cemetary is for the resident’s of Sea Island Village and for townies. When a playable ages to elder, I age up a townie or two. When a playable Sim transitions - I choose an elder townie to transition along with them.

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Trend Watch: Androgyny

Alessandro Michele’s men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collection for Gucci Fall 2015 and the rise of transgender models has spurred a new wave of androgynous dressing. Although androgynous dressing is not new (e.g. Annie Hall), this recent wave is a reflection of cultural change happening all over the world, one that is more accepting of transgendered people in media, society and everyday life.

So, take your cue from gender-bending models, Mica Arganaraz, Saskia de Brauw and Isabella Emmack, for a fresh spin on androgynous dressing! Think: tailored blazers, boyfriend jeans, button-down shirts and loose slacks.

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mcrollins hiatus meme x

→ [1/1] AU

When implanted in a person’s wrist, a TiMER counts down to the day the wearer finds true love. But Catherine has a blank TiMER, meaning her soulmate is not equipped with one. She has an on-and-off again relationship with Steve McGarrett, never letting herself fall for him which leads to many fights and heartbreak. But everything changes when he decides to get a TiMER too and the countdown until their next meeting begins.

garrisonabbey: I saw that you were saying you always take requests for gallagher girls and i was wondering do you have stuff planned for abby/townsend for ggshipweek? if not i’d like to request a one-shot please :) (the last thing you wrote for zach/townsend was amazing btw)

anon: Hey I know someone has already asked for a Abby and Townsend thing but I was wondering if you could maybe also do like a Abby and Townsend story with like a little bit of Catherine ( if it’s allowed obviously )

What did I say?  I told you – I told you all that I would do this.  It is seven o’clock on Saturday and half of you are probably already in Sunday but here I am.  Writing up all of my shipweek pieces at once like the piece of trash I am.  Anyways heres this.  I squished these two together.

A Dangerous Woman

The fact is that they’re tired.  The fact is that they’ve been tailing her for weeks now and they can barely stay awake.  The fact is that when they checked into this hotel, they may have missed a lock.  They may have forgotten to close the drapes.  They may have missed something.

Because the fact is, she’s in their hotel room.

“Well, isn’t this sweet?”

Edward Townsend has grown accustomed to the feeling of Abigail Cameron against his chest.  He’s gotten used to the way his arm fits around her body – to how his fingers feel in her hair.  The fact is, he might be in love, and there are worse people to run with than the person you love.

Of course, there are better options as well.

Because when he hears her voice – the voice of a woman just as dangerous, but far more destructive than the one in his arms – he feels a fear he’s never known.  He feels a sense of urgency, not for himself, but rather for the girl he loves.  For the well-being of Abigail Cameron.

All at once, he’s the man.  He’s out from under the blankets – the boyfriend who has to kill the spider.  The husband who has to investigate the noises downstairs.  He’s the caretaker and the provider and the muscle, taking care of the women in his life exactly as he had been taught.  This isn’t about him, this is about protecting Abby.

Except, as it turns out, Abby doesn’t need the help.

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I’m not sure how to express my anger and sadness today. I was so anxious last night, but I just told myself that when I wake up tomorrow, everything will be ok. I woke up this morning and immediately checked. And then cried. Donald Trump is president now and I don’t know how to express how I feel. I ran into my parents room, 5:30 in the morning, not really sure what I wanted to say. My mom said “I know, honey, I know” and I laid in between them for a while. How? How did all of these people vote for a man who proudly expresses his toxic views towards Muslims, Latinxs and all people of color, immigrants, the disabled community, the LGBT+ community (his vice president believes in conversion therapy, after all), and women? I feel so overwhelmed with sadness. I have heard people saying that “there are bigger problems” or that it is just “locker room talk” but is it? Are you saying that a man, our now-president, using sexually aggressive and contemptuous language towards marginalized groups is okay or insignificant? What that says to everyone in America and beyond is that putting all of these people, these millions of people, into boxes of objectification and vilification is normal and acceptable. It is a crushing blow to the spirits of my generation and the future of America. I wanted to include this quote by Van Jones during a panel discussion, “You have people putting children to bed tonight and they’re afraid of breakfast. They’re afraid of, how do I explain this to my children? I have Muslim friends texting me tonight saying, should I leave the country? I have families of immigrants who are terrified tonight. This was many things. This was a rebellion against the elite. True. It was a complete reinvention of politics. But it was also something else. We’ve talked about everything but race tonight. This was a whitelash. This was a whitelash against a changing country, it was a whitelash against a black president, in part. And that’s where the pain comes - we don’t want to feel that someone has been elected by throwing away some of us to appeal more deeply to others.” But I really want to believe that we can still change despite all of this. Catherine Cortez Masto is now the first Latina senator ever, Minnesota elected Ilhan Omar, America’s first Somali-American lawmaker, Kamala Harris has been elected as the first Black female senator since 1999, and Kate Brown is now Oregon’s first openly LGBT Governor. People of America are not going to be silent about this. It only takes a spark of resilience to ignite a glowing movement towards change. 

There’s a Berena-supporting letter in the new Radio Times! It says: “The development of the changing relationship between surgeons Serena Campbell and Bernie Wolfe in Holby City over the past few months has been written superbly. But it would be nothing without the sublime acting skills of Catherine Russell and Jemma Redgrave. Applause all round. Will the BBC have the nerve to be difference and give the viewers a happy ending, I wonder? Go on…I dare you.”

Too right!!! Hope the Holby producers see this, plus Catherine and Jemma as they deserve a lot of the credit I think for making this couple so appealing.

6

Donna Noble Adventures [1/?]

The Salvation of Donna Noble

The Doctor finds a way to bring back Donna’s memories. According to old legends, if the person who suffered the meta crisis is almost dying, there is a small possibility they could regenerate. But, it has never existed a metacrisis before  Donna Noble. In his last attempt to fix what he did, the Doctor calls her and makes her remember. When she hears the Doctor’s name all her memories get back in to her mind. She remembers. And then, she regenerates. But because of the meta crisis she can’t change her looks. Thus, Donna Noble becomes a Time Lady.

Honestly

I did not care for Catherine in H50. Setting aside my feelings towards Michelle Borth/Catherine’s behaviour off-screen/on-screen, I just don’t understand what she brings to the show let alone to Steve’s life. 

Steve reacts to Danny more than Catherine ANY day. Forget that I’m a McDanno shipper, lets just forget that. Even just as friends/best friends, Danny, who Steve has only known for 5 years, knows Steve like the back of his hand. Knows all his insecuities and trust issues and has NEVER used it against him. Let’s look at Kono and Chin with Steve, even they cared more about him and his well being that Catherine did. And even then she lied about his mother, hid things from him about quitting the navy, and lets not forget left him in the hands of terrorists to find a boy. 

I just don’t understand her coming back to Steve like nothing has changed, like she didn’t just leave him for a year to find a child and pretty much left him for dead. And lets be honest I have a feeling she even found Najeeb because of Doris/Shelbourne. 

I don’t like her.  

a racially diverse cast of kickass ladies playing austen heroines in a movie where they travel through time to the 21st century and at first they are overjoyed to discover how much has changed-emma discovers tinder!elizabeth discovers reddit!lydia discovers the selfie!catherine discovers the human centipede!fanny sadly discovers marrying your cousin is a kind of no no!charlotte discovers being 27 doesn’t make her a spinster!-but then they slowly realise the massive problems that still exist, especially for women, and so they spend the rest of the movie trying to figure out how to go back in time to when Noah was around and kindly request him to flush out all the problematics and save the rest of us from this fresh hell

a blank white page

This has been niggling at me for a couple of days as I’ve seen people try to say Mary made a choice of duty to marry Francis because the blank page meant Bash wasn’t a valid choice. This is just not true. There are two main points.

The first, the blank page and what it represents. Catherine is saying to Mary that the legitimization doesn’t matter. That it’s just a technicality and it doesn’t matter. That with her death or possible banishment for adultery the likelihood that Bash is legitimized and acknowledged as the next king is very probable. I would say Mary’s looking for an easy way to pick Francis, but that really doesn’t matter. She picked him when she chose to leave the graveyard without marrying Bash.

That blank page represented that the legitimacy issue didn’t matter. It was a technicality. An issue clouding Mary’s judgement. But one she was dwelling on. I could tell by the way she took it that she was hoping it would make her decision for her, but Catherine didn’t leave it that easy. Instead Catherine told her the Pope didn’t matter, the legitimization plot didn’t matter. The only thing that truly mattered was what was and is in Mary’s heart, and to make her choice with that in mind.

The second and larger point is Mary herself. To say she only picked Francis because of duty or because he was already legitimate is to ignore Mary in all this. Of course she regrets hurting Bash, the Mary I fell in love with is a kind hearted and compassionate person. Not someone trying to actively kill another person like she was Catherine in 11. The fact that they had her acting so much like Catherine in that episode should be telling, this is who Mary would become if her path stayed the same as it currently was.

But that’s not my point. Like I said, her true moment of decision is in the graveyard. I’ll go through each pertinent scene.

Graveyard. If the prophecy - let’s not forget this is why Mary left Francis in the first place, she turned the entire line of succession and possibly the social order of France on its head because she couldn’t bear the thought of Francis dying and her being the cause. If that isn’t a testament of deep and abiding love I don’t know what is. To Bash the prophecy doesn’t matter anymore, though it did at the beginning of this when it served his purposes - getting Mary. But to Mary it did. Her head keeps turning toward Francis, she wants to know what has changed, how it has changed. If she wanted to marry Bash none of this would matter. None of it. She would have told Francis I’m sorry, my feelings have changed and married Bash right then. She didn’t. She rode straight to Catherine the nexus of all of this to find out if Francis was telling her the truth.

Catherine confirms, but now Mary is confused and says she loves them both. However she also says to her mother at the top of the episode that she’s “beginning to love him” meaning Bash. Which is what she means here, I’m sure. Plus, she’s pulled him into this crazy scheme of hers and she knows he loves her, and how much she will hurt him. Something she doesn’t want to do. I’m not going into Catherine’s suicide attempt, because to me the most important part of this scene is Catherine’s confirmation that she has a true choice, and now it’s up to her to make it.

Which brings us to the blank page scene, which I’ve already discussed above. Catherine gave her the empowerment to follow her heart, telling her - a queen - that duty didn’t matter, no matter what Mary’s own mother had to say. Also, look at Catherine’s lines here, “I know you THINK you love them both, and while that MAY be true, I argue you love one more.” Catherine offers two very distinct and important qualifiers in that line. As this is all scripted Laurie McCarthy wanted Catherine to say these lines, one of the few outside observers to both the MF and MB relationships on screen, means a lot. It’s not Mary’s mother, but Catherine who she’s been through so much with. Catherine doesn’t believe Mary loves both, she believes she loves only one of them, hence the qualifiers. Her parting words confirm she only thinks Mary loves one, “Now you are free to go to the man you love.” Mary tears out of her rooms to get this ball rolling.

Yes, she goes to Bash first, it’s the polite thing to do. I will also say that genuine feelings never have to be asked for to be expressed. Bash has done this twice, here and “heart is open” where she parroted his words back to him. You do these things to either keep things together and moving forward because if you don’t the party you’re accommodating will abandon ship - as happened in 11. Or you do it because it’s what the hurt party needs to make this easier, as happened in 13. From the look on Bash’s face I think he knows she’s letting him down easy with a pat on the head. He knew in the graveyard what would happen. If he couldn’t get her to marry him right away he stood no chance. Because if Francis were an option he would always be the backup plan or fallback guy. The guy she was trying to and beginning to love. Not the guy that loving is like air and water, necessary for life.

The hallway scene, actually, I’ll backup and say something small about the first of Mary and Francis’s scenes here. Her draw or pull toward him is clear from the moment he walks in. As if her sun has returned to her and she was a plant kept underground. Then when he says she will never see him again, she does this stumble, like it’s the most heartbreaking thing she can imagine - a life where Francis no longer exists, ever. Let’s be reminded that this WAS her world for the previous three episodes, and she clearly doesn’t want to go back to that. From the moment they meet again.

Now the second hallway scene. Mary gasps when she sees Francis, mirroring one of his own as he sees her and realizes her choice, him. She literally picks up her skirts and runs to him as if she can’t get there fast enough, throwing herself into his arms, and for the very first time, kissing him. It’s not a coincidence the last one happened at this moment. She doesn’t care that there are spectators, something that comes up again later, she just needs to be with Francis. “It’s you, it’s always been you!” Because for her it always has been. He’s her childhood friend, the man she dreamt of, the person that though they don’t always see eye to eye and sometimes hurt one another is still he man man she holds in her heart, and no matter what she’d done or how they’ve hurt one another, that never changed. Even while she was with Bash - saving his life she thought - she held onto her love for Francis.

The genuine happiness, at finally having everything she she ever wanted and genuine relief at not having to settle is palpable here. She’s so incredibly happy to be back in Francis’s arms, that he isn’t holding everything against her. That she’s finally free to love him as she’s always wanted to. And then there are her genuine tears of joy. Joy. Joy because of the choice she made, a choice she finally got to make from her heart, something set up from the pilot with the parting words of the head nun at the convent. Mary has always wanted to marry for love, not duty. Now she finally was.

The scene of Francis and Bash is at sunrise, so my assumption is they spent the night somewhere talking, snuggling, catching up. Perhaps giving and offering words of forgiveness. Not leaving his side till she has to.

There are no more lines uttered in the episode by her, instead we have to go by Ade’s facial expressions, and those are undeniable. Surety, calmness and happiness at the wedding. Joy, radiant happiness and a freeness at the reception. The little moments we get to observe just reinforce this. Her whispers, touches and snuggling up to Francis as if she can’t bear to be anywhere but right next to her new husband. The man she chose.

Finally there’s the consummation scene. Aside from the sex and her O face, look at her smiles at him, her happiness to be with him again even with all those people watching them. They’re in their own little bubble reconnecting with one another, regardless of what else is happening in that room. She genuinely doesn’t care that Bash is there, she turns back to Francis - who does care and looks like he wants to rip someone’s head off, even if he doesn’t stop thrusting - getting him refocused on her and them. In one version with a forehead kiss, the other just by turning away. She wants to be in her own little world with her husband, choice and love.

None of this takes into account Nostradamus’s visions of a genuinely happy and still in love Mary and Francis at the time of his death. She never regrets her choice. She’s happy with it, she just wants more time. Which is always the case when you genuinely love someone, there’s never enough time.

Mary’s choice was one of and from her heart. To ignore that is to ignore Mary. To ignore that is to ignore the narrative intent of the show creator and writer of this episode, Laurie McCarthy. If the show ended with episode 13 she wanted her audience to know that Mary made a choice from the heart to marry the man she loved. She might have been betrothed to him though an alliance, but she married him because he was the man who was always in her heart and who she genuinely loves. His name is Francis de Valois.