Wait…. Guys…. We all know how distructive/corrosive/toxic red lyrium is, right? Well, I just kind of realized something…
in the boss fight vs Meredith there’s the part where Hawke gets impaled by her sword(just like the Arishok. Makes me think enemies have a kink for making Hawke a shishkabob)
I think Hawke’s companions can get stabbed too? But as it happened for me, my curious mage ass hurried over to hear the dialogue better and to see if she was dying but then yeah, not my brightest idea. Anyways, has anyone ever thought about what that would do? Hawke (or a companion?) just got a load of raw powerful red lyrium INSIDE THEM. It’s in their bloodstream. The idol was affecting people just by them being remotely near it, and in Inquisition it’s obvious how deadly the stuff can be
can you imagine Hawke. Hawke, who escaped the Blight just barely. Hawke, who killed the Arishok. Hawke, who lost their family violently. Hawke, who rose up against the odds. Hawke, who became a Champion, only to fall and find themselves in a war, killing two major enemies and watching the city crumble and fall to ashes. Hawke, who (depending on your playthrough) helped the Inquisition but watched a dear friend perish in the Fade. Hawke, a person who has been through so much, suddenly falling sick, and falling to this agonizing corruption, their remaining family, their friends, their lover, watching as they slowly become worse and worse and worse, succumbing to the accursed red venom, fighting it until their very last breath
Try not to think about Varric’s worst nightmare come true. After watching Hawke almost die at Adamant, seeing them dying of the thing that plagues his nightmares. Don’t imagine him weeping upon seeing the sickly look of Hawke’s gaunt face and the pulsing red beneath their skin that’s sucking the very life from them, and their feeble, forced smile and rasped jokes as they try in vain to cheer him up.
Don’t imagine Carver, face scrunching up in anger. Anger at himself. Anger at Hawke. They weren’t allowed to die on him like this. Not now. Not ever. Don’t imagine the way he snaps at Hawke’s reassurances, the way he snarls at anyone who tries comforting him. Don’t imagine the way he runs away and cries in an isolated area, screaming at the skies and at the Maker for letting this happen.
Don’t think about Bethany falling apart and scouring through books and spells, trying everything in her power to fix this, to save her sibling. Don’t think about Hawke weakly attempting Carver’s jig to cheer her up, only to end up collapsing and coughing up blood as she cradles them in her arms and sobs.
Black Sails s4 ep9: Last scene, Madi's state of mind and parallels
What is that feeling called when different senses of your brain are being stimulated at the same time? At the end of this episode you’re are left with so many different and conflicting feelings and conclusions. But one thing is for sure: how depressing and heartbreaking it was. For one: In the last scene you see Silver, Flint and Hands gazing upon the utter distruction in front of them. They were unprepared for it, blind too it (Hands wasn’t obviously, always the very neccesary voice of reason), because their inside turmoil was to great. And so again, Billy proves he was right and he wins. Rogers wins too, since his entire purpose of being has become his dedication to the complete distruction of all high seas piracy. What are we to take from this as an audience watching this from the comfort of our 2017 homes? How senseless and stupid ALL of it is? That the times they lived in only warrented tragedy? The only choice of “true” freedom being piracy for so many men (and women)? Former slaves included. Now, like I’ve been saying week after week, am I surprised of this outcome? Of course not. It was more of a “brace yourself, because YOU know what’s coming.” Sadly, our main characters didn’t. Sidenote: To see Billy spare Ben Gunn was so poetic in the sense that if he didn’t had freed Billy, the distruction of the Walrus and the massacre of the Walrus crew wouldn’t even have happened.
This entire mess is Flint digging his own grave, if he could’ve mustered to work together for once in his life, to care about the concept of friendship the same way Silver does, to be an empathic being, they could’ve been prepared for this assault, but again we all know Flint, Billy knows Flint and here we are. I personally don’t care much for the pirate cause, because of it’s toxic hypermasculine nature, but damned did all those men die for nothing.
Everything what Madi said to Rogers was in true Madi likeness. To hear her confront Eleanor of her hypocrisy in episode 6 was already incredibally satifying, but to hear her confront Rogers on his bullshit, you could tell he is not used to a Black woman defying him like that. I truly wonder what Madi used out of that book Rogers wrote about himself. Because she was fighting her damnedest to maintain her composure, her eyes were watery, her face evoking so much emotion and turmoil. Meaning not all of her words corresponded with her true thoughts. She doesn’t know anything about what has transpired between Silver and Flint since being captured in Nassau, she has no clue. She’s never had the chance to have a good conversation with a man like Julius, who could possibly be a father figure. As “badass” as her speech was, because truely what Black woman wouldn’t want to give a colonial sociopathic dipshit like Rogers her piece of mind, Madi is acting from what she believes to be the most selfless way to act. However scared she may be and fighting not to show that fear, she believes that to choose her own personal and individual desires (Silver) over a chance to fight for a free world for her people would be the most selfish thing she could ever do. And “It goes against everything she understands herself to be.” She’s at an impasse, a dilemma, the same place her mother was when Madi knew she wasn’t able to lead their men through the first battle with the British Navy. She refuses that deal because she holy believes it to be the most selfless and self sacrifing choice to make. She is in it, part of it, not on the outside like us, the audience, so her mind isn’t clear. She’s deciding FOR her people, not WITH. Her word is law, because before her it was decided that the Maroon community would not be a democracy. She was prepared for this role since she was a child, saw her people’s constant fear growing up and growing up in freedom herself, albeit isolated and hiding from the still existing threat, allowed her to form her current ideology. It’s a horrible and tragic place to be honestly, to finally have such a chance to give your people that freedom they so desperatelly seem to want and to have to contemplate giving it all up to make a deal with the devil were in you have to aid them in maintaining said threat that has caused all these years of intense hatred and anger against the powers purpetrating it in the first place. To be in a place where she can continue her fathers legacy who can not have died for nothing. To, with her own eyes, see the enslaved on the Plantations being brutalized and to not do anything about it. To live in freedom, to enjoy freedom, but see people who look just like you not have the same thing. To not want to disappoint anyone, betray anyone and want to save everyone all at the same time. What a mental hell, which she’s able to hide very well. But it’s easier for her to want this because she was born free. Her people, who still live in fear, would far likely take that deal, despite the fact it would mean that they would have to help the BE recapture escaped slaves. On the outside Madi seems to be a radical when it comes to her cause, someone who chooses idealism over realism, but what truely goes on inside of her head we do not know, because she does not allow us to see it, so we can only go of on body language. Either way, whatever she chooses, it will be a damned if you do, damned if you don’t type of situation. She knows it, so she’d rather choose martyrdom, then to choose to become a villain against the thing she’s been prepared to fight for her entire life. Despite the fact that choosing Rogers’ deal would allow her people and Julians people to live another day. They would rather choose fear over war. All those decisions to contemplate trusted upon so young a person. It’s a horrible tragedy to be in such a position in the first place and for that reason alone very diffult to watch. My heart breaks for her.
I don’t have to point out the very obvious difference between Madi and Flint nature and motives here, that’s why it really annoyed me to hear her speak of Flint the way she did. As if he deserved to be spoken of as such, while at that very moment he was betraying her very cause. His war will NEVER be the same as hers. Weeks ago I commented on somebody’s analysis about episode 5, wondering if Madi knew about Flint’s true motives, so I loved seeing the Madi x Silver flashback in which this was confirmed. He can not lie to her, keep things from her, that absolute trust between them is so important. A true tether moment. But she ended up working with Flint more closely anyway because, while Silver was missing, he convinced her that he wanted the same thing. Silver didn’t know about this, in the same way Billy didn’t know about Silver and Flint’s budding friendship in his absence. So, with that missing information and context, he panics and responds with a “Jesus, you sound just like him.”
I wonder, does Madi still believe this about Flint or is she willing herself to believe it like Silver has all this time, because admitting to yourself that your judgement was wrong, that you let yourself be pursuaded because you wanted it to be true so badly, is so much harder?
Special note: I personally loooved the flashback scenes between Silver and Flint, the in depth dialogue, the tranquility in and the length of the scenes, THE SWORD FIGHTING, Silver’s very apparent vulnerability and evasiveness, constantly struggling to talk about his past, like there is a deep sense of shame, like he truly believes it to be nothing, mean nothing compared to Flint’s story. I’m okay with that, he wants his present to be his origin story. It could also be that he instinctively didn’t trust Flint with that type of vulnerability, but didn’t realize it at that moment. We’ll see if he reveals it or not next episode. Only one episode left, so many loose eeeeends still, my God! How are they gonna do that in a consistent, clean and satisfying way? I hope the series finale is a hour and a half, because they have A LOT of ground to cover *laughs nervously*.
There are some teeth in my mouth who have given up on me
and when I open my mouth they say, “Don’t bother”
They say “You got me all fucked up”
Never “We’re sorry.”
That’s always my job.
When I open my mouth, it’s all “I’m sorry”’s
and my mouth is a cave of apologies.
My body curls into itself and only gets rejected.
This is self-care,
how to ruin yourself
before anyone else gets a chance to do it first.
So I loved this video so much, really educational and fun, and also made me build more on the Antisepticeye is Jack right now theory.
So during the episode , he went into this creepy deep voice that he used a lot for Anti in the Halloween video. Now i know that’s not a lot to go off of but if you think about it, Anti’s going along trying to pretend to be Jack , but every once in a while, he revels him self, but just tried to play it off like it’s nothing. So the game is going along normally then he’s just liked, “death distruction.” Then he remembers he’s suppose to be JAck and is like, “ ya…that’s messed up, i am Jack yep i am a good person.” >w< I don’t know , is it just me or would that be friggin awesome ????
After the initial shock, I rewatched TFP. If you can’t bear to get new hopes and then get disappointed I recommend unfollowing me because I sure think that there will be a 4th episode. Here are my thoughts so far:
Sherlock is still in hospital, in coma. He is trying to solve the Moriarty/Mary case but gets entangeled in emotional stuff, ending up with his childhood trauma, with his deepest fear and with his romantic feelings for John
So many things are OOC because it is EMP/coma/dream /many hints for the coma/dream thing, maybe I’ll write them up later)
Molly is still a mirror for John, don’t forget that. It sheds a whole new light on the “I love you” scene (poor Molly). See, Sherlock didn’t know Molly [John] loved him that way.
This also sheds a new light on the ridiculous coffin distruction scene. Bear in mind what Euros said. All these emotional entanglements, all this confusion - Sherlock realizes with all its force what he has missed concerning John, and this is so hurtful that he just loses it completely (still looks ridiculous lol)
It has always been John who was threatened. See how he is framed with the coffin behind him? See how he suddenly disappears as soon as the countdown is over? Watch it. (He is not gone, just ou of camera view, but it is on purpose)
It is still like in The Sign of Three: John stands for sentiment and Mycroft for cold mind. Sherlock has yet again to decide which one to chose. He ends up choosing sentiment but then finds a way to keep both of them.
Sherlock manages to remember his childhood trauma. We still don’t know to what extend and which part of it is really true tho. I’s possible that parts are just again meant metaphorical. We’ll have to wait and see.
This also explains why the whole episode is so ridiculous, inconsistent, OOC, cheesy and illogical. It’s not real.
Sherlock from time to time notices tiny bits of the real world around him. Real parts are creeping in, like John and Mary in TST repeatedly saying “Sherlock” and Sherlock simply ignoring them
The plane is a metaphor for being in coma, hitting the earth is a metaphor for waking up - just like in TAB. Remember, TAB is our decoder.
Sherlock is nearly waking up. Everythings shaking and the plane is almost hitting the earth.
Sherlock has a trauma connected to water, so at some point he must have been in the well or something like that
The TV destortion is meant to remind us of a waterfall
Water in general / deep water = EMP / exploring ones inner feelings and memories
We don’t know yet which parts of TST and TLD are real and if anything of s4 has been real at all, but there definitely are EMP sequences in ep 1 and ep 2
feel free to add
The whole episode is quite funny and meta-able and cracky if you believe that there is an ep 4
When he sees her, sparks fly. Petyr spends night with beautiful girl in noisy club, and week later his childhood friend Cat introduces her as Sansa, her daughter. Her spirit is rebellious, and Petyr is desperate to bring broken girl to normal life, without self-distruction and drugs.