lmao this is actually kind of a funny question, because if i’m being completely frank, i don’t think we were meant to receive Seth’s reaction to Kate’s new friend Rafa in any other way, and there’s a few reasons why.
let’s start with my favourite one: the scene in which Seth finds out about Rafa.
first of all – positioning.
now, positioning is key. positioning tells us a LOT about dynamics in a scene – motive, agenda, interpersonal connections, intentions etc.
Seth and Kate are both positioned very deliberately here. they’re on opposite sides of a table, so there’s an element of confrontation to their interaction. not only that, but Seth is standing while Kate is sitting. that right there? that sets Kate on something of a defensive edge.
this is an important dynamic to establish right off the bat. it shows that Seth and Kate aren’t just two regular, purely platonic friends having a discussion about a guy one of them met. if they were, the vibe would be one of open intimacy, NOT confrontation.
it shows, too, in the way she tries to recover.
this is a pretty rare reaction from Kate. back in 1x02, when Scott was calling her out about Kyle, we didn’t even get to see her anywhere near this nervous. she barely even blinked, reacting with pure exasperation and annoyance. (“Hey, give it back!” “Gross!”)
the fact that Kate was nervous about talking to Seth about a stranger with whom she’d had an (admittedly very flirty) interaction with is a huge indicator that their relationship is definitely not of the brother-sister variety that she shares with Scott. it shows us that Kate cares what Seth thinks, in a very specific way that she doesn’t with Scott.
(side note: this is actually a very nice parallel between 1x02 and 2x02 and i can’t believe i’ve never noticed it before lmaooo okay moving on)
What do you think about the Valentine's Day episode for Supergirl and how they handled Maggie's story and the fact that they made Maggie apologize for her trauma?
look kiddo i don’t know what episode you watched but maggie didn’t apologize for her trauma, maggie apologized for saying “i hate valentine’s day bc it’s manufactured” and then being angry at alex for trying to romance her with that in mind. did alex make the best choices? nah. did maggie still not tell her the truth about why she didn’t like a thing and then get mad at alex for trying to accommodate that? yes. like, i have a lot of criticism for the alex/maggie storyline this whole season, and the season in general, but this would not be part of it.
It was a stunning potion set, the most advanced one in the market. Its appearance was intimidating and as scary as Snape wondered Ron. All its contents were wonderfully organized in a carved wooden box lined with red velvet in 3 sections, depending on their danger level, and it had an Extension Charm to help everything fit. Saying it was expensive was an understatement, but what made it special was its sentimental value, as it was given as a birthday gift for Hermione by her parents.
“Take care of it while I’m in the library studying Ancient Runes, Ron. Don’t you dare to do anything stupid.”, warned Hermione before closing the door with a silent thud.
I'm 20 and I don't act like a child. Age ≠ respect or maturity. The fact that they're on anon shows that they're a coward. $100 says they would never say anything like that using their real account... the anonymity that the internet allows us can be ugly sometimes. (Nonny, if you read this, do you hear me? You're a fucking coward. I dare you to come off anon. I. Dare. You). I'm sorry you've been getting hate, you really don't deserve it. I haven't followed you for long but you seem lovely. 💙
thank you so much! you are 110% correct that age doesn’t equal maturity. a lot of people struggle to realize that saying you’re 22 doesn’t change the fact that you still act like a 12 year old.
that is a relief to hear! it’s just the whole process. the idea that i would have the audacity to comment on something i enjoy. i do not deserve that opportunity. how dare you essie, you have nothing of value to add to this.
and god every single one of those “comment you fuckers” posts make me feel this even more. if writers are so desperate for a comment that i am going to undoubtably mess up, then i should just not do it. not let them down. even though i want to talk about the story, i just tell pd how much i love their word choice and what color the story was and how i felt. i can’t just pick out lines as is always recommended! i don’t remember them because my brain is broken. and even if it wasn’t, what makes me excited is feelings and waves of sensation abstract stuff and if i write that in a comment i sound INSANE.
also, those posts hurt me as a writer, because they all say “if you want faster updates, leave comments.”
no no no no no no no. nothing short of an act of god can alter the speed of my update. but i know what can slow it down: feeling obligated to write faster because a lot of people whose comments i REALLY appreciate want me to and i’m terrified of letting them down.
general opinion: fall in a hole and die | don’t like them | eh | they’re fine I guess | like them! | love them | actual love of my life hotness level: get away from me | meh | neutral | theoretically hot but not my type | pretty hot | gorgeous! | 10/10 would bang hogwarts house: gryffindor | slytherin | ravenclaw | hufflepuff (honestly i have no clue i just put everyone in gryffindor loool) best quality: undying optimism and hope. ability to see the best in everyone. worst quality: sometimes very moralistically snobby? like “oh im so good and how dare you do that you have to do that to be a Hero” ship them with: one and only Charming <3 brotp them with: Emma until s3 but Regina now. needs to stay away from: Rumple idk. misc. thoughts: i feel like since s4 the writing for snow has also gone down. she was one of my fave characters until s3 and now she’s more like meh. i still don’t understand at all what they did to her and emma’s relationship. it honestly went 100 to 0 real quick lol.