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Green Eyes and Past Tense

Annabeth walked through the halls toward the auditorium of Goode High School, almost shaking with nervous excitement. She hadn’t been back here in years. She already knew from (admittedly too much) Facebook stalking that she was one of the more successful people coming back 10 years later. She wasn’t really worried of how people would react to her high place in one of Manhattan’s most prestigious architecture firms as she walked through the auditorium doors. God, it felt just like yesterday she’d walked through these very same doors for freshman orientation. That had been a wild day, ending with a boy with black hair and green eyes, the most beautiful green eyes, pulling the fire alarm as a dare. Annabeth had seen him, and being the goody-goody she was, threatened to tell the teachers. Those gorgeous green eyes had won her over, and from that moment on, she was his accomplice. His name was Percy. Percy Jackson. Truthfully, he was a really good kid, and he never pulled stupid pranks like that. That was his exception, he had said. He was trying to impress the cute blonde girl with a serious RBF. 

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#TwinPeaks Review: The Person Everybody Has Been Waiting to See for Over 25 Years Doesn’t Disappoint

Plus, here are some theories on how the dots connect through electrical crackles, coins, and Hawk’s heritage

While “Twin Peaks” continues to play the long game when it comes to its various mysteries, Sunday’s episode at least offered a tantalizing carrot to viewers one-third of the way through the season. Fans finally got to see whom Agent Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) has been speaking to all of these years: The never-before-seen Diane, naturally portrayed by David Lynch favorite Laura Dern.

Diane was Cooper’s secretary from his earliest days in the FBI and the recipient of all of his audio reports and musings. She never appeared on screen, but he confided everything in her. Many speculated long before the show premiered that Dern, who had never been a part of the original “Twin Peaks” cast, would get the plum role of Diane.

The scene, while brief, is satisfying in its details. Albert’s (Miguel Ferrer) important work that evening is to follow up on that promise that he “knows where she drinks,” which is apparently Max Von’s Bar. The peroxide blonde bob is a slight misdirection, since that sleek hairdo doesn’t telegraph Dern’s usual beachy-blonde waves.

But just as Lynch giveth, he taketh away. The glimpse is fleeting. Diane clearly knows Albert after addressing him by name, but beyond that, we only know that she’s rather stylish, smokes and drinks martinis. Answers about how she will help with Cooper or any Blue Rose cases will have to wait. And wait we will through 12 more episodes if necessary.  

The timing and the brevity confirm just how deliberate all of these revelations and dribbles of information are. It is a bright moment in an episode that continues to unspool its disparate storylines but this time, actually makes a few more connections without any hugely surreal or inexplicable moments.

The Caffeinization of Cooper

The season has stretched out its “getting to know” Cooper phase throughout the episodes in tandem as he is finding himself, instead dumping it at the beginning of the series. Thanks to a combination of coffee and MIKE, aka the Man with One Arm (Al Strobel), who pleads with Cooper to “Wake up. Don’t die,” Cooper continues to become more lucid.

As in the casino, Cooper has visions that lead him, but this time it’s in the case files given to him by Lucky 7 Insurance to review. There is method to this Dougie madness as he doodles ladders and staircases and lines connecting names in the files. His boss Bushnell Mullins (Don Murray) seems to make sense of it and asks him to “keep this information to yourself” for now.

READ MORE: ‘Twin Peaks’: Why We Need Agent Cooper’s Arrested Development Even When It’s Exhausting

Again, the show’s credits give the best clues as to what’s happening since Tom Sizemore’s character Anthony Sinclair wasn’t seen in the episode much, but he was peering out of his office when Cooper got called in to see Mullins. Anthony Sinclair’s name is also seen as a signature on an insurance claim. Could we say fraud? And didn’t Cooper say, “He’s lying” about Sinclair before?

This is a situation though, in which the answers may not be that important except as a means to an end. Only the events of the show will be able to confirm whether or not corruption means anything, but what it important is that whatever the powers that be are up to, they’ve been active. In a scene right before Cooper has his vision in front of the case files, we see a street light change and hear that familiar electrical crackle (that we heard in the glass box room and other places before) that coincides with or precedes an important event.

Riding the Electrical Crackle

Unfortunately, whatever the power of that crackle is, it’s not just a force for good, which makes sense since there is a White Lodge and Black Lodge, good and evil. Over in Twin Peaks, the second time we hear that buzz is right after that dastardly Richard Horne (Eamon Farren) is the perpetrator of a horrifying hit and run. As the distraught mother cradles her dead son’s body, our attention gets called upwards to a telephone pole and that familiar crackle. Is this how garmonbozia travels and then somehow gets spit out elsewhere as creamed corn?

Richard’s actions confirm that he’s as bad as his first impression led us to believe, but the episode reveals that he’s small fry, a mere pawn. Mr. Finger Guns himself, Red (Balthazar Getty) is calling the shots in what sounds like an illegal drug deal. Red also acts oddly… as if he’s new to his body or can’t control it as well as he does dimes. Bits of metal may have some significance this season. That he seemed to know Shelly (Madchen Amick) in the second episode in the Bang Bang Bar could be cause for concern.

One more note about bad guys in Twin Peaks. Richard had bribed Deputy Chad Broxford (John Pirruccello) who was in plain clothes in the previous episode at the Bang Bang Bar, and Chad continues to appear without conscience, kindness or empathy after a scene in which he mocks the suicide of Sherriff’s son as a result of PTSD.

The Dougie Connection

Even before Cooper was reborn via electrical socket and took over Dougie’s life, people were out to kill Dougie, not Cooper. While we await answers on the why, the episode did start to offer a few answers and connections. For one, the people whom Janey-E was so concerned about owing money are merely small-time. They don’t appear to have any more sinister or supernatural evil powers that would connect them with the Black Lodge.

Unfortunately, those who want Dougie dead do have a connection with things or people disappearing into thin air and turning into bits of metal. A hitman that the credits helpfully lists as Ike “The Spike” Stadtler (Christopher Zajac-Denek) takes out Lorraine (Tammie Baird), whom was stressed out in the previous episode after finding out Dougie was still alive and asked her lackeys, “Are you trying to get me killed?” What a sad premonition that turned out to be.

This is where a second connection comes in. The nervous Las Vegas exec Duncan Todd (Patrick Fischler) who unhappily follows an unidentified boss’ orders (perhaps the same person as Lorraine’s boss), sees a message pop up as a red square on his computer, which prompts him to retrieve a mysterious envelope marked with a dot from a locked safe. We soon find out that this envelope contains the photos of Lorraine and Dougie. We’ve seen Lorraine’s excruciating fate (really? more women’s violence?) at the hands of The Spike, and it seems that only a bent spike may delay his targeting Cooper in Dougie guise in the near future.

Heads, Hawk Wins

When a buffalo nickel rolls away from Hawk (Michael Horse) in the Sherriff’s station’s men’s room, he follows it into the stall and sees it land face up showing the image of the composite Native American. Heeding the Log Lady’s words that his heritage will lead him to a clue that deals with Agent Cooper, Hawk sees a plate on the stall door for Nez Perce manufacturing, which in turn allows him see that part of the door has lost a screw and is gaping open. Once he pries open the door siding with a crowbar, he pulls out a few small pieces of notepaper that appear to have been hidden there.

The Log Lady’s words have presumably come true, and it’s indicative once again how this show is intricately crafted. It’s no accident that this incident also echoes the flipping of a coin earlier in the episode with the line, “Heads, I win. Tails, you lose”

While trying to find connections in every little scene may not be the point, the show is rewarding viewers just like it rewards Hawk. Without tuning in and being aware of the types of signs he needed, he could very well have missed them.

The Log Lady’s words have presumably come true, and it’s indicative once again how this show is intricately crafted. It’s no accident that this incident also echoes the flipping of a coin earlier in the episode with the line, “Heads, I win. Tails, you lose”

While trying to find connections in every little scene may not be the point, the show is rewarding viewers just like it rewards Hawk. Without tuning in and being aware of the types of signs he needed, he could very well have missed them.

In this way, the show is nurturing viewers in another sort of awakening, one that allows for being in the moment, but also piecing together clues from the past while speculating about the future. Each episode doesn’t just build off previous ones but almost encourages backtracking to see what may have been missed. It’s a circular viewing experience that truly ties together the 18 episodes.

Potent Quotables

Janey-E: “Think about it. It’s hard enough to get that kind of money, let alone with broken legs”

Man with One Arm: “You have to wake up. Wake up. Don’t die. Don’t die. Don’t die.”

Diane: “Hello, Albert.”

Red: “I will saw your head open and eat your brains if you fuck me over.”

Janey-E: “We are not wealthy people. We drive cheap, terrible cars. We are the 99 percenters.”

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Frank and Percy Moment

imagine percy had a nightmare about whatever and frank hears him first and he runs to his room rly quick and helps him out and hugs him and percy is super fragile and then frank is like “it’s okay if you wanna cry. you don’t have to be strong all the time” and percy freaking cries on frank’s shirt and he helps him feel better and talks with him and they go to the mess hall and get hot chocolate or something frick don’t even touch me okay

Frank jerked awake to a scream next door. He groggily sat up and rubbed his eyes. His upper body swayed back and forth with exhaustion. He leaned back again and fluffed his pillow with his eyes already half shut. ‘It was probably just something on the upper deck.’ He thought sleepily…

But it was when he heard it again, it really startled him. Frank’s eyes flew open and he threw his blankets off his lower half with only one thought on his mind.
‘Gotta help Percy.’
Frank jogged the short way down the hall and immediately opened Percy’s door without knocking. “Perce?”
With the moonlight streaming behind the figure slumped forward on the bed Frank saw it was definitely Percy. Frank honed in all around the room with a pair of- what were those? Wolf eyes? Yeah sure.
There wasn’t any threat in the room, so what was wrong?

Frank cautiously walked over the bed. “Hey, Percy?” The boy on the bed jumped at the voice, but quickly recovered.
“Wha- oh, hey Frank.” He whispered back.
“Uh, are you okay?” He asked. ‘God, this was just Percy, stop being awkward Frank. He wasn’t going just to go off on you.’
“Not really,” Percy mumbled.
Frank sat on the edge on the bed. “When I had nightmares and my mom was still around she would come into my room and force me to talk about it. No-Not that I’m going to force you to. I’m just- What I’m trying to say is it always made me feel better to talk about it with someone. Or not even to anyone. Just repeating, even in empty air, what happened in your dream while you’re in the real world. It makes the scariness go away. So I guess if you want to i could leave and-”
“No, I don’t want to be alone.” Percy murmured.
“It was just about, uh, like everything that’s going to happen with Gaea. She basically made a promise to me that she didn’t keep and she took everyone I love and want to protect-.”His voice cracked and he rubbed his eyes before he could continue. “And she just took you all and tortured you in front of me and I just can’t get the voices and the screams out of my head. I couldn’t do anything to save you.” He muttered hoarsely.
“Everyone I ever loved, past and present just killed in new and different ways. My mom and stepdad, Poseidon, Grover, and Beckendorf and Selena, and Clarisse, Bianca, Castor, Calypso, Rachel, Zoë. And every single one of you guys.”
Percy laid his head in his hands and his back shook with sobs he obviously holding in. Frank took a deep breath and scooted closer. He laid a hand on Percy’s back. “It’s okay if you cry Perce. You don’t have to be strong all the time. And it sure as hell doesn’t make you any less of a man.”
Percy looked up at Frank with glassy eyes and in no time tears streamed freely down his cheeks. Along with racking sobbed and choked breaths.
“Sometimes I don’t know how we do it. All the running and hiding and fighting. Gods I just want to be a normal kid who focuses on sports and ge-getting into a nice college and having a girlfriend and we just can’t do t-that.”
By this time Percy and Frank were in a bear hug. Good thing Frank didn’t spontaneously turn into an actual bear because that might be unfortunate.
It was actually really uncomfortable to be basically holding this ticking time bomb, a boy who could change the world with a snap of his fingers and one word said, completely together.
“Hey, hey. How about instead of sitting in the dark we go to the mess hall and I’ll make some hot chocolate?” Frank asked.
“Will there be blue hot chocolate?” Percy asked softly.
“Of course. I’m sure that Annabeth made Leo stock up on blue hot chocolate just for you.”

headcanon by beckendorph and don’t ask why I didn’t have anyone else hear Percy because I wanted this to be a frankandpercy moment not everyone fussing over their rock being broken:) thanks and don’t forget to send in you requests to my ask box!

storiesbyladychi  asked:

Okay, so we see all these times when Terry just -- drops everything to help Jon out and it's amazing. Does Jon ever drop everything and rush off to help Terry?

It’s a semiannual thing.

The first time it happened, in spring of ‘43, Abby stood in Jon’s doorway, hugging herself and watching him shove athleticwear into a bag. Percy turned in anxious circles just behind her, picking up on the mood. “I booked the flight,” she said. “You should touch down in Gotham before ten.”

“Thanks.” He slammed a drawer shut. Muttered under his breath, “Fucking moron.”

“You mean Terry?” she said, crouching down to rub Percy’s ears.

“That slinky bitch nearly killed him last time, and the idiot thinks he’s going after her alone.”


He swiped shoes out of the bottom of his closet and threw them in too. “She has a stupid stage name, and she spells it like a pretentious douche.”

Abby knew deliberate non-answers when she heard them, and she dug no deeper. “Please be careful.”

He yanked the zipper closed. “I am going to very carefully punch her in the throat.”

“Maybe shoot her instead,” Mom suggested, leaning her head in.

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Leia - Closed with babybat-wings

Person A undergoing physical/mental torture that essentially leaves them broken and as the shell of the person they once were before. Person B saves them and cares for them, doing everything/anything in their power to bring some—any—semblance of their old self back. The day Person A cracks a smile, Person B nearly has a breakdown.

Nico had been busy today. Leo had spoken briefly to him, an absent desire over gelato, one of Nico’s favorite treats. He’d been helter-skelter ever since, scrambling to make it for him in as many flavors as he could, and now he was walking home, Percy helping to carry his burden. “Uh… Good luck,” Percy says with a small smile, lowering the container in the floor outside Nico’s apartment. Nico nods, distracted.

“Yeah… Thanks,” He murmurs, focused on unlocking his door. “Bye Perce,” He says, before entering and closing the door, gelato in hand.

“Leo?” He doesn’t get a response - he wasn’t expecting one. Nico puts away the frozen desert, and gently knocked on the door.

Nothing was singed. That that was wonderful, better progress than he was hoping for. “Leo, I brought gelato.” He told the sitting teenager, wrapped in a soft blanket. The sheets were fresh - Looks like Piper or Jason had stopped by. Nico kneels on the bed. “I brought dulce de leche - you like that, right?”