@orangememory Yes … I have seen Jing get a bit weepy but no actual tears yet. I’m terrified about if/when that actually happens, I don’t think I’ll be able to keep composure. I have a LOT to say about how much I adore his character but that’ll have to wait until a few episode recaps further since at this point in the story I was still figuring out who he is. He is arguably my favorite person in this entire show, at least where I am around ep15. It’s fascinating how slowly he moves from being one of many great characters into definitely THE character that is the most important to the Mei Chang Su storyline. I love him. I hate it when he hurts. And he’s hurting ALL THE FREAKING TIME. Also, I’ve never seen Hu Ge in anything else but he definitely picked a great role here because the character of Lin Shu is such that if he’s in any scene, he’s the focal point. He can be doing literally anything in the background and still our focus will be at least partially on him because of who he is in this story and how his character functions, and that must be so ridiculously fun. He’s certainly rising to the challenge and then some; his acting so far has been spectacular. He makes silence and stillness magnetic. And can I adopt that headcanon? Because I am.
@urihu HE IS A WUXIA HAGRID. THATS PERFECT. I wouldn’t say I find him attraaaaactive, per se, but I don’t find him repulsive? I would want him to be my giant friend who doesn’t mind giving platonic hugs when I need them? Yeah, that.
@cheesey-toast nnnNooooOOOOO I care about Jing Rui I don’t want him to suffer I want to hide him away somewhere safe where he can stay happy and pure and secure in his place in the world
@emulation Jingmum is someone I am so keen to get to know better. Give me more of the awesome ladies, show! (And I’m glad my self-indulgent blatherings are entertaining you ^_^)
@guzhuangheaven I LOVE MEI CHANG SU SO MUCH. He’s like all my favourite tropes combined mercilessly into a single character. And his dramatic flair is just-ahh. So good. Actually watching this I MUCH prefer it to Count of Monte Cristo because he isn’t as selfish as the Count was even if they have similar love of the over-the-top drama (I haven’t read that book in a while but anyways), he is similarly self-destructive in his single-mindedness but he is also trying to work towards ultimately what seems like a “good” thing. What adds extra intrigue is how he is SO focused on that end goal he is seemingly willing to do ANYTHING to get it. That makes him sooooo much more sympathetic and interesting. And terrifying. I want him squirreled away in a safe place too, but preferably a different one to where I hid Jing Rui away.
@liuet AU where the opening credits sequence is all about tangerines instead of butterflies
@moogling So Jing Rui basically has the perfect life balanced between two worlds that both love him is what you’re telling me (lalalala I’m not listening to anything that happens after episode, like, five lalala everything is fine for my Good Boy lalalaaaaa)
@floweringseason Literary analysis is one of my favourite things; I took my BA in English with a focus on fairy-tale studies (and I won top honors in my university for my honors thesis which was about what I called the fairy-tale lexicon used in contemporary storytelling, specifically storytelling on television), I love writing essays and research papers and my plan is to return to school to get my doctorate in further English studies and ultimately teach at a university level, so BASICALLY over-analyzing stories that entertain and intrigue me is 100% My Thing. I’m just happy you are enjoying my turning my attention to NiF, aha. I’m keeping my analysis relatively jokey because that entertains ME but as the story gets deeper I’ll probably have fun with some Serious Talk too ^_^
OK BUT IMAGINE THIS, SLAV WALKING IN ON KEITH AND LANCE BICKERING ABOUT SOMETHING AND HE JUST SMILES AND JUST GOES “oh, OH” AND STARTS HYSTERICALLY LAUGHING AND LANCE STOPS AND JUST LOOKS OVER AND GOES “what are you laughing at, slav” AND HE JUST GOES “oh nothing, this is just the reality where you guys end up together” AND THEY JUST FUCKING LOSE IT
So I’ve been re-skimming some LotR in between looking for new books to read and Boromir mentions his brother like, three times in the Council of Elrond. And I realize it’s dramatic foreshadowing shit, but consider (modern au apparently) Boromir who just talks about his brother all the time and has so many pictures:
“Hobbits like poetry? My brother won a poetry contest in third grade!!! You know who’d love to hear more about Dwarves? My brother. Gosh, I can’t wait until we all get to Minas Tirith so I can show you all the best things about my city and you can meet my brother.”
“Yeah, I’ve seen Boromir, he’s a great dude,” says Eomer, “but I hear he talks about his brother a lot?”
“How do I know you’ve actually met my brother?” asks Faramir. “And how do you know who I am?”
“… I have seen probably a hundred pictures of you and heard the stories behind all of them,” says Frodo.
“Ah,” says Faramir, resigned. “Yeah, okay, you’ve met him.”
at the beginning of Philosopher’s Stone, Hagrid talks about the bike he travelled on being given to him by Sirius, and in Prisoner of Azkaban (I think) he also says that he comforted Sirius when he was crying about James and Lily being dead at Godric’s Hollow.
So whatever you do, don’t think about Sirius arriving at Godric’s Hollow to visit his best friends and godson, all happy and cheerful.
Don’t think about him walking into the house and finding his best friend - his brother - laying dead in the hallway.
Don’t think about him then finding his best friend’s wife laying in front of the crib that his godson is sitting in.
Don’t think about Sirius grabbing ahold of Harry and clinging onto him, tears falling down his cheeks whilst Harry giggles, thinking it’s all a game.
Don’t think about Hagrid turning up at that exact moment, finding Sirius sobbing over his friends’ dead bodies.
Don’t think about Hagrid comforting poor Sirius as he clings onto the half giant and the small messy haired baby that resembles James so much.
Don’t think about Hagrid having to tell Sirius that he’s been sent to take his godson away from him.
Don’t think about Sirius arguing, fighting for his godson to stay with, though he knows it’s a long shot because everyone thinks he was the Potters’ secret keeper.
Don’t think about Sirius losing hope, and offering his bike to Hagrid to get Harry to a safer place, because he knows he won’t be using it for the unforeseeable future, and he knows that Harry will be safer wherever Dumbledore places him.
Don’t think about Sirius crying as he watches Hagrid take his godson away from Godric’s Hollow.
Imagine being the first person that Loki visits after he escaped from his prison. He’d just stand in front of you suddenly. You two would look at each other for some seconds in complete silence until he pulls you into a deep hug, you smiling and some tears of joy streaming down your face. “I missed you, my love” “I missed you too, Loki”