don't. mess. with. the. otp

anonymous asked:

Alec's reaction to Magnus magic was hysterical though. He was just like whoopsie, better lean sideways. I'm excited they don't show him intimidated though! Even though he probably couldn't defend himself against general magic on longer distances, right?

Anonymous said: Alec’s face in that gif when he dodges the magic though it’s like “yeah, okay, okay, I deserved that.” I’m crying.

HONESTLY LMAO he just kind of leaned to the side it was great. I’m sure Alec can defend himself just fine tbh; it’s magic, but he’s a Shadowhunter and an archer at that so long distance fighting is his specialty. Plus, he certainly knows how to duck.

Alec knows he deserved it tho for sure ajfowaj tbh I am loving that they’re already a bit like a married couple. I mean, a very powerful married couple, but still one. Like, can you imagine tho with all their powers how their bickering might go?

  • Alec drawing a silence rune on Magnus’s phone when it keeps ringing off the hook while they’re trying to make out
  • Alec’s keyboard suddenly typing WE WERE SUPPOSED TO LEAVE FOR DINNER AN HOUR AGO DARLING and he looks up and Magnus is there, casually leaning against the door frame studying his nails but Alec can see the smirk on his lips
  • Magnus plinking Alec with a little ball of magic, like the warlock version of throwing crumpled paper at someone
  • Alec glamouring a file Magnus has been going through all night so that it just says NO on all 50 pages; Magnus gets the message and comes to bed finally (Alec casually goes, How’s your research? and gets nicely pinned by a warlock for his trouble.)

I just really like the idea of the way they interact being amplified because of they’re both supernatural beings. And maybe to mortals looking in it seems a little bit startling, but to them it’s perfectly normal. Those are my favorite sort of details because these two aren’t human and I love being reminded of that. I hope we see them use their powers in petty and domestic ways alike, not just for saving the world.

10

At the CatCo. holiday party, Cat pays the price for losing her annual bet with Lois (even having Supergirl in your pocket can’t solve everything) and Kara gets one hell of a show and has absolutely zero chill about it.

4

character and relationship (and wardrobe?) growth

8

“From the beginning you and the dragon had been one. You are becoming, and the dragon is your higher self.”

The way this show is currently paralleling Will Graham and Francis Dolarhyde is absolutely brilliant. The above conversation is even more significant when you consider Bedelia telling Will that he is capable of righteous violence because he is compassionate, and that extreme acts of cruelty require high levels of empathy, certainly something Will is in no short supply of.

Dolarhyde is not killing his victims because he wants to inflict pain upon them. In his madness he believes he is helping them. He believes he is elevating them to their higher selves by giving them to the darkness within himself that he calls the dragon. This is righteous violence. This is his compassion. But Hannibal knows that this darkness is something that has been inside him all along, and this harkens back to Will at the end of season 2. As he attempted to trick and trap Hannibal, Will unlocked a part of his nature that has always been present, and is just as natural to him as being sweet and good and kind, which he undoubtedly is. But as he said earlier this season, he never knew himself more than he did when he was with Hannibal.

And speaking of which, as soon as Dolarhyde said this:

I was immediately reminded of this:

Molly is to Will as Reba is to Dolarhyde. Through her he has found an escape from the darker side of himself. He consumed the Blake painting because he wanted to desperately to be someone else for her. He wants to step away from the darkness and into the light, but to do so would be to deny half of his true self, and Hannibal is dependent on him embracing that darkness at this point.

Hannibal’s ethics and motivations are fascinating. He is undeniably capable of experiencing love, but the nature of that love and the nature of who he is twists it and turns it into a truly destructive force. He likes testing people, he likes placing them in situations where they have a choice to do right or wrong to see which they will choose, and he is no stranger to a good old game of cat and mouse. But his motivations with Dolarhyde go a bit deeper than that… I believe he thinks if he can help Dolarhyde become his higher self, if he can help him become the dragon, then he can help Will come around again too. He can pull him away from his family (the family that he believes is a poor replacement for the family they were creating together) and back into his orbit. 

A striking difference between the canon of the books and what took place on the show is that Hannibal did not send Dolarhyde after Will AND his family… he only sent him after Molly and Walter. Hannibal doesn’t want Dolarhyde to kill Will in this universe, but he is unbelievably jealous and wants Will’s new family out of the picture as soon as possible. This isn’t simply about playing a game out of boredom for him. In the end it all comes down to his deep and twisted love for Will Graham.

Will and Molly love one another, there is no doubt about that, but we are being shown through visual subtext and absolutely blatant and heavy handed dialogue that Will and Hannibal belong together. They are two sides of the same coin, but Will’s true destiny to be with Hannibal cannot be realized until he learns to, once again, give in to his own becoming.

Will wanted to run away with Hannibal not only because they were friends, or because they truly do love one another on a deep and profound level, but because through Hannibal, Will found his freedom. His transformation at the end of season 2 also felt very deliberate, it began as a premeditated plan to capture Hannibal after all, but it resulted in Will discovering the true nature of the beast residing in his own belly. A part of him will always want to be with Hannibal, will always wish they had run away together all those years ago, and I guess only time (aka the final two episodes) will tell if that part of himself will be victorious in the end.

“you left.”
yes;
it is in my nature.
the universe is in me
as much as i am in the universe,
and i must see it all.
(and sometimes
that is a journey i must take alone.)

“you left me.”
no
(as if i could).
see that piece of me?
it belongs to you.
(how can i part with
that which constitutes my very being?)
—  J.J.P.
CURRENTLY READING ANTI-GRUVIA BLOGPOSTS...

They’re the most ridiculous things I’ve ever seen. Juvia haters are everywhere, speculating everything that revolves around her and making the females they ship with Gray seem like shining goddesses. Hilarious. I know I should respect their opinions and ideas, but calling Juvia vile things like stupid, ugly, useless, obsessive and weak is unforgivable and utterly intolerable. For your information:

  1. Juvia is the third strongest female in Fairy Tail, a fact confirmed by Mashima.
  2. Juvia won third place in Miss Fairy Tail. The winners and placing of the said contest are based on the females’ current popularity standing during that time of the manga, making Juvia the third most popular female. This also states that Juvia became extremely favored in her early appearances in the show. An instant popularity. I accept no arguments.
  3. Her obsession or stalking quirks has subsided recently, especially in the manga. She still suffers (or gets high) from fangirl-itis but otherwise, she acts as normal as a teenage fangirl.
  4. Juvia is neither weak or useless. She destroyed Keith under Silver’s wish and took responsibility for Silver’s complete passing. She also managed to defeat Meredy with a hug. Nobody gives hugs for peace anymore, but look at her — wet, fatigued and battered from a, but ready to love and give others a chance to see life through another perspective.
  5. She is not selfish, because she sacrificed herself for Cana during the Fighting Festival. She broke her leg to refrain Meredy from killing herself, Gray, and Meredy. And under the same condition, she ran after Meredy and Zeref under Gray’s request. During the Grand Magic Games, she ran to Lucy after Minerva’s beating. She cried for a drunken Wendy. She would even sacrifice her love for Gray just for his forgiveness.
  6. Calling Juvia ugly is the same as calling the other characters ugly. Juvia’s eyes are shaped similar to Mavis. Her skin is fairer than everybody else’s. She is conservative, but her legs are obviously the crowd’s favorite. She is as curvy as Erza, Lucy, everyone. Her current hairstyle is elegant and suits her perfectly, compared to her earlier designs.

Favorite character or not favorite character, fictional or non-fictional you must learn to respect a person before others can respect you. It’s a matter of common sense, everyone.

and also: DON’T MESS WITH MY OTP.