elevator incident

“I’ve had more than enough time being stuck with you, considering the whole elevator incident.”

“Next time, let’s just agree to let me do the talking.”

“I’m just a journalist. You’re a superhero. You can be with anyone you wanted. Why me?”

“I’ve been watching them argue for an hour now. At this point, I want to drag them home by their ears.”

“You have seven eyes too many to be a human. Just saying.”

“I’m an angel, not cupid. I am not interfering with your love life.”

so close: rebelcaptian one-shot / slight canon divergence / cassian’s perspective

//A life goes by, romantic dreams must die. So I bid my goodbye…//

His blaster gripped tightly to his side, Cassian limped towards the nearest exit. Every fiber in his body felt like a million knives stabbing him with every breath and step he took. He didn’t even know if Jyn had made it to the top, or if she’d even been able to transmit the plans, but he had to at least find her. If there was any hope of survival, it wouldn’t be worth it to him if she didn’t survive with him.

Cassian found the elevator right across the corridor as soon as he’d exited the archive. Still limping, he managed to make it into the elevator without any incident. The blaster still clasped in his right hand, as he pressed the button to take him to the rooftop. The doors closed, and the lights went out. Only natural light and the sounds of battle crept into the small cubicle as the elevator travelled up the side of the citadel. It was the longest elevator ride he had ever experienced.

Cassian spent the dreadfully long ride up focusing all his thoughts on Jyn. Was she alive, has she killed Krennic, had she transmitted the plans? His mind went back to Yavin 4, right before they had left. Her face when she saw him with the band of rebels who had volunteered to sacrifice themselves on Sacriff. It had lit up, and it made him smile. A real smile during war time was rare, especially for Cassian. Then, when she’d approached him and said that she wasn’t used to people sticking around, he’d been tempted to place the gentlest of kisses on her forehead, or possibly her lips. She had even leaned in after he had, maybe she would’ve been okay with it, but Cassian had realized it wasn’t the time nor place. Instead he smiled and whispered, “Welcome home.”

The look in her eyes spoke a thousand words, and that was all he needed to propel his adrenaline. Cassian kept the thought of that moment in his mind as the elevator arrived at the top of the citadel. He couldn’t see anyone, but he heard the voices of both Jyn and Krennic.

He raised his blaster and limped around a column and saw Krennic with his own blaster pointed at Jyn as she stood with her head up high, stubborn as ever. Cassian smiled as he aimed, and shot his blaster, hitting Orson Krennic in the shoulder. Jyn, having not seen Cassian join them, looked at him in shock. But as soon as their eyes met, her face relaxed. She ran over to the comm tower and started pressing buttons. Within moments, the entire galaxy had the plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon.

//So close to reaching that famous happy end. Almost believing this one’s not pretend.//

Jyn ran to Cassian’s aid as he nearly fell from exhaustion. He straightened himself just in time, because Jyn saw Krennic’s near lifeless body just a few feet away. She lunged for him, but Cassian held her back. He pulled her body against his, and did his best to soothe her rage. “It’s over,” he whispered against her forehead. He wasn’t sure if he actually had, but he was certain he’d placed the smallest of kisses to her temple before she moved away to pick up her blaster.

Jyn wrapped her arm around Cassian to help support him back to the elevator. “Do you think anyone’s listening?” she asked him. He nodded and smiled, “I’m sure everyone is.” They shared a smile as they walked into the elevator.

Jyn pressed the button that would take them to the ground level, and turned to Cassian as the doors closed them in. A sudden sense of calm enveloped him. Jyn was staring up into his eyes, and he could tell she felt the same. He gently lifted his hand to the side of her face, and stroked her cheek gently with his thumb. Jyn lifted her hand to cover his, leaning ever so slightly into his gentle touch. Her eyes never left his, as she stood on her toes so their lips were closer, and Cassian closed the distance between them.

Jyn’s lips were chapped, but gentle. Her hand left his and found itself wound tightly in his hair. Cassian felt his heart rate speed up, as his arm wound its way around her waist. Their adrenaline was still flowing through their bodies, and Jyn used it to her advantage. She pulled away ever so slightly, and gasped for a breath before her lips forcefully returned to Cassian’s. Her other hand grasped at the clothing on his chest, longing to be as close to him as possible. This kiss was rooted in their growing affections for each other, but was full of desperation and adrenaline. Cassian wrapped his other arm around her waist, and stretched his hands across her back, trying to memorize how her body felt beneath his calloused fingertips. Their kiss softened to a burning ember, but the ember still burned.

The elevator stopped moving, and they froze. Their lips were still touching, but they pulled apart slowly as the door opened and the beaches of Scariff unfolded before them. Most of the battle had ceased, as all the ships left the sky, and headed towards the atmosphere.

//…And now you’re beside me, and look how far we’ve come. So far we are, so close…//

Arms still wrapped around one another, Cassian and Jyn limped away from the citadel. There were no ships in sight. It dawned on them, that this was it. They had won, but at the cost of their lives. They reached the edge of the water, and collapsed onto their knees.

A large blast, similar to the one that destroyed Jedha, struck the top of the citadel, and landed a few hundred meters out on the water. The horizon had exploded, as if a sun had enveloped the planet. Together, they stared at their demise, before turning to one another. “Your father would’ve been proud of you, Jyn”, he said quietly. Jyn didn’t reply verbally, but smiled and grasped his hand.

Cassian smiled in return, but used their hands to pull her close yet again. They embraced each other in the most intimate hug in all the galaxy. In such a short time, Cassian had found love in the stubborn force that was Jyn Erso. “I love you, Cassian,” she whispered. He smiled, and placed a kiss on her forehead, “I love you too, Jyn Erso.”

They pulled each other even closer. The last thought Cassian Andor ever had, wasn’t how happy he was to give his life for the Rebellion. He had thought that on the way out to the beach. His last thought was that he was happy to give his life in the embrace of the person he loved.

//Let’s go on dreaming for we know we are so close…so close…and still so far.//

(so close - jon mclaughlin)

PR Stunts: Example of Lauren and the weed citation

Hello again - I’m back with another post. Sorry it’s so long and detailed but I felt the need to get everything down.

I’m not an industry insider or an expert, but I’m interested in the whole phenomenon of celebrity PR. Just google celebrity PR stunts and you will start to uncover a whole other world. There are multiple stunts that celebrities/managers have basically later on admitted were fake. To name a few: Nikki Minaj and DJ Khaled engagement, Robert Pattinson and K stewart relationship/ break-up, Solange and Jay Z elevator incident (hinted at by Beyonce’s dad who also said he did this kind of thing with destiny’s child), multiple rapper ‘feuds’. If you pay attention to the narrative and timing of events you will realize how scandals, fights, paparazzi shots and fake relationships create a buzz around a name/product that sets up other events and drums up sales. Celebrity gossip outlets don’t do much real investigative journalism, they are very much a part of the industry and have relationships within it.

Here is the last post I made about the fifth harmony saga and management: (https://decoding1432.tumblr.com/post/154984034704/management-and-manipulation-methods)  

I wrote it after reading this post (https://that-regular-chick.tumblr.com/post/154729711401/hello-sasha-your-blog-really-stands-out-from-the) from an industry insider who consulted the girls’ management team once and was shocked at the amount of manipulated negative publicity they were going for. This is the only ‘exposing’ source I have ever believed. Note that they also say ‘staged events’ are quite normal.

To make my point about the ways in which management can manipulate and exploit events, I thought I would take the example of L being caught with weed. Let’s treat this like a logic puzzle by thinking about every possible way this event may have happened and got to the press. (let me know if you can think of any more possibilities than the ones I list, but I really don’t think there are.)

Here are all the possibilities for what happened:

1. Lauren genuinely accidentally got caught with weed in her bag, she was stopped by security, some stranger nearby or a worker saw all of this and reported it to a gossip outlet like TMZ to possibly earn some cash. TMZ would have then pursued the airport security forces and fifth harmony team to find out more.

This sounds so unlikely - this is Dulles, not LA. People would have to have the contacts and the know-how (and have to give a shit!) to report something to a gossip outlet. The source would have to closely see everything that happened (unlikely) or be one of the security workers or police (who would probably be risking their job by leaking info). Also Lauren’s not that famous. Even this option involves management going along with it publicly and not denying it even though there is no proof. So the most ‘natural’ version of events still involves PR to an extent.

2. Lauren genuinely accidentally got caught with weed in her bag, she was stopped by security, someone on her team purposefully reported it to a gossip outlet like TMZ. They first reported it as her being ‘arrested’ to get a buzz and then later made sure it was out there that it was only a citation to set Lauren’s record straight.

This is much more likely than option 1 imo - celebrity managers have ongoing relationships with these news/gossip outlets and owe each other favours etc..

3. Lauren (instructed by management) purposefully left weed in her bag in order to set up the PR stunt, having made sure that the legal status meant she would only get a citation. Management had it all planned out how they would respond and everything went to plan.

This is possible but risky business. Also, is it worth it when they could easily just fake the whole thing without the risk element or any possible legal issues? I don’t think so.

4. Management planted weed in Lauren’s bag and let the whole thing play out as planned.

I honestly think this is too legally dodgy to have happened. I think they wouldn’t like doing things they could get sued for.

5. The whole thing is a fabrication and it never actually happened. Management decided on a convenient date and leaked this story to the press. (also… who knows, maybe there was another reason Lauren genuinely couldn’t go to Brazil - maybe she forgot her passport (lol) or needed it renewed and they thought this plan up in a more last minute way).

Some version of this option 5 seems quite likely when you think about the big picture - I’ll explain later.

Now think about all of the options. I would say options 2 and 5 are by far the most likely of all the possibilities. Even if the weed citation was a real event, it was sure as hell convenient to the PR team’s narrative and they sure as hell milked it for all its worth. But please note even the most ‘natural’ version of events (option 1) involves management choosing to admit to it publicly even though the sources are just hearsay and have no actual proof/photos.

So why would management want this information out there?

So we’ve established that management either chose to exploit real events or created fictional events. Either way, this means that ‘Lauren gets cited for weed’ is a headline that fits into a narrative/ plan they have for Lauren and the group. First of all think about Lauren’s image and her role in the group. She’s the ‘rebellious’ ‘edgy’ one and (unfortunately in this heteronormative environment) this might also partly be why she was mercifully allowed to come out as bi recently. Now think about the group as a whole and recent events. In a general sense, it seems like they are pushing the group into a more mature/edgy image (they have grown up and so have their fans). It was a pretty intense month for Lauren right? I don’t think that its a coincidence that Lauren had a very intense series of mainstream headlines just before 5H’s most famous member ‘quit’ the group.  It’s all a bit too neat and well timed - ‘Lauren caught kissing a girl’, ‘Lauren comes out’, ‘Lauren releases solo single’, ‘Lauren arrested for weed’, ‘Camila quits the group (in a very messy headline-grabbing way)’. I think its pretty transparent that they were trying to get Lauren’s name out there so that she can take over C’s role as the main publicity tool/celebrity headline grabber. So even if the weed incident genuinely happened, management must have been delighted with the publicity opportunity for the new face of the group.

But why would Lauren go along with this?

I mentioned in my previous post that things are confusing for us because the girls are both real people and puppets of the big bosses. The fans watched them grow up and we know Lauren as this super genuine, independent, no-BS kind of girl - she doesn’t seem like she would go along with publicity stunts. BUT… First of all, I don’t think she really has much of a choice. If the girls’ contracts are anything like the leaked X Factor/AGT contracts, they may have clauses in them saying that the bosses have the right to publish information “real or fictional” that may be compromising/ humiliating etc etc… Publicity stunts are literally part of their job. Also, as I mentioned in my last post, I think she may have decided to stop resisting and started to ‘play the game’ a bit. Playing along with PR might actual be better for her mental health and for the band. She might be ‘taking one for the team’, knowing that they are going to be needing any help they can get to stay afloat as 4H. Now, there might also be more specific things going on that are to do with the internal politics/ relationships in the team. Perhaps she agreed to do this in return for a favour, maybe some extra freedom they gave to her at another time. Maybe she is going along with it as a kind of payment/punishment for some breach of her contract at another time. (e.g. imagine a scenario where she actually got caught with drugs at another time and was given the ultimatum to either pay a fine for breaching her contract or go along with a publicity stunt later on). Also consider that this whole thing isn’t actually that bad for Lauren: She wasn’t actually charged or arrested so there’s no legal trouble, she clearly does smoke weed and doesn’t mind people knowing that about her, AND while the girls had to go on a long flight and perform a show she got to kick back with friends and take a break before the next show. The fans forgave her pretty easily - It’s Lauren we’re talking about.

Sorry this has been a very long post - I wanted to really dissect things in detail to make a point. Just like Camila leaving the group, we shouldn’t think of things as either ‘real’ or ‘management’. The truth is more complex and probably somewhere in between. There are sooooo many different ways (some more subtle than others) that management can play with reality and control our perception of the girls and certain events. It is, like I said, a mixture of reality and fiction. For example Lauren likely IS a slightly more rebellious, edgy, bit-of-a-stoner type of girl, and she may have actually been cited for weed possession or not…. but the point is that there is a reason why this headline ended up on our computer screens. It’s not magic - It’s what management wants us to perceive in order to ultimately sell more of a product and make more money.

(I originally wanted to do this break-down for Camila’s i-cloud hacking because I sensed there was something very fishy about it and it might be the perfect example a ‘partly real, partly fictional’ type of event. However, I wasn’t here when it happened and theres too much I don’t know about how it went down/ the order of things/ who published the messages etc… I might still write it but if someone can post something objective about the sequence of events please do! it would be a big help)

Peace out.

Meg

Lemonade has got me wondering how long Jay was cheating on Bey. She starting singing Resentment like what, 10 years ago? And she didn’t just sing Resentment, her live performances EMBODIED that song… You could see how angry and hurt she felt, and I think she even cried during at least one of them. It could all have been acting, but it seems like she really experienced some of those emotions of hurt and betrayal at that time circa 2006. Then there were all the different Jay Z mistress rumors, the elevator incident, “Jealous” in 2013, and so on. The sheer amount of time it’s implied Jay has been cheating + the other evidence makes it seem like this wasn’t a single affair. “Becky with the good hair” could refer to one woman specifically but also symbolize a lot of different women who Jay has cheated with during their marriage.

What I Need Now Is You

Reaction fic to 6x06. Missing scene(s) with Kurt and Blaine at Mr Shue’s apartment. G-rated. Super lame title because I’m literally the most uncreative person ever in the morning.

It is weird, to say the least, hanging out at Mr Shue’s apartment again. There are too many new kids to make Kurt nostalgic – but it does feel like family time and he is immensely grateful to have everyone by hisside. Especially considering how hard it has been to settle back into his Lima life these past few weeks.

And yes, he’s not gonna lie, he is a little anxious to see Blaine. Theyhaven’t talked much since the elevator incident. They both have been avoiding Sue like the plague and other than a few choir-related text messages and a bit of small talk when Blaine drove over to McKinley to help out with the performance for Rachel, Blaine has been fairly quiet as well. So, now, two weeks and three days since their kiss (not that Kurt’s counting, he just happens to have a good memory), Kurt is both excited and scared to talk to Blaine.

But he isn’t here yet. Kurt busies himself gushing over Daniel Finn with Jane and Roderick and at one point decides that Rachel and Sam have had enough alone time on the couch and need some company. They don’t seem to be bothered by it and Mercedes actually throws him a little fond smile when she makes her way over as well. He admires her for being so strong about this when all he can think about when he sees Blaine with Karofsky is –

Oh. Karofsky. Blaine is bringing him along, isn’t he? Kurt can’t recall if there had been extended invitations for significant others but then again, that would have only been relevant for Blaine, anyway. He can feel his face fall and his mood only picks up a tiny bit when Mercedes pours everyone a glass of champagne. Maybe he can do this. If she can be supportive of Rachel and Sam, then he can do the same with Blaine and Kar– Dave.

After a few more minutes of conversation – mainly Sam impersonating Sue, which is actually very entertaining – Kurt can feel himself relax. Maybe it’s the alcohol, maybe it is the fact that he is surrounded by so many people he cares about, but by the time the doorbell rings (and there’s really just one person that hasn’t arrived yet), he is calm enough to get the door.

He can feel Rachel staring at him pointedly when he gets up quickly and makes his way over to the door but he ignores her in favour of his slightly speeding heart. Just remember, be civil and supportive, he tells himself as he nods at Mr Shue and takes the last few steps before opening the door.

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Elevator Incident” Narrated by MrCreepyPasta

Thank you, MCP.

Elevator Incident.

On Monday, I was HECKA PMSy and I was upset at Jo because he blew up at me that I wasn’t in his room he got back from running an errand, when I said I was going to be there….so here’s what happened while he was gone..

I needed to print some things from my printer so I decided to take Jo’s keys and place them in their “usual hiding place” so he could get to them if I was gone. I tried calling him on my way up to my room, but he wouldn’t answer! So I went up and did my thing and came back down within 10-15 minutes. During that time, Andrew was messaging me telling me that I needed to come down and give the keys to Jo so he could get in. And he was hecka rushing me! I finally came down and Jo totally blew up at me and seemed hecka frustrated. I could understand why he was so angry, but that doesn’t me he has to freakinn blow up at me like that. WTF? So I was really quiet around him and wouldn’t really acknowledge him, not even during our relationship class. Finally, by the end of class, I was cooled off and ready to talk again. HOWEVER….. when we went to the C store to get subway, he would ignore me and just constantly mess with his phone. That got me mad. Then, as we were walking back to Emerson, he totally walked like 40 feet in front of me …and that really got me mad. So, when he opened the door for me to the stairs in Emerson, I just brushed by him and walked straight up to my floor and to my room. I cried on my way down the hall to my room and while I was eating subway alone in my room while watching “We got married” on my laptop. 

I realized that my laptop was running out of battery and that I had left my charger in Jo’s room. I then realized that Jo had messaged me on facebook and I messaged him back, but he didn’t respond. Then my screen went black. I had run out of battery. So I decided to go down to his room and talk about what happened..and get my charger. So I walked out of my room, down the hall, and pressed the Down Elevator button. Then I heard the bell ding and some whistling coming from the elevator. As the door opened, you’ll never guess who was standing right in front of me….JO. WTH?! What are the chances of us running into each other like that. SO BIZARRE. We freaked out for like a minute and then finally talked it out and we were all good. What a crazy moment for the both of us. But at least we worked it out! And now we have a cool epic moment that we can always remember and talk about! 

LUVZ.HUGS.KISSES.

After ordering dinner from the Indian place around the corner, Lucas went through his fridge to pull out a few beers, plopping on to the couch to wait for Frankie. He still wasn’t sure where they stood after the elevator incident, especially after not seeing her for the past few days. He hoped things wouldn’t be awkward, but kind of understood how they would be.

@frankie-venus

Let's all take a moment to appreciate one solid answer we got today: what happened to Jason after the elevator incident.

Was not expecting a solid answer like that so early and so irrelevant to Charles because it seems that all they’re talking about is Charles - it was great to get an answer on a different topic from an early season!

I can’t believe that Rachel Roy person outed herself as Becky, the Other Woman in an effort to shade Beyonce for being ‘dramatic’. I’m cackling. I have made mistakes but none as stupid as that. All of the pieces are truly falling together with the whole Solange Elevator incident since it was that same Rachel that incident was speculated to be about. This lemonade is so sweet.

JASON/CHARLES A THEORY

1) Jason has been there from S1
2) It can’t be Ezra, Toby, or Caleb cause they were all in Rosewood
3) Jason may feel neglected because Ali was always everyone’s favorite
4) Charles is Jason’s twin brother
5) In tonight’s episode the video showed two identical BLONDE boys and a mom saying to go kiss their baby sister… They looked a few years older than the baby girl so maybe the girl is Ali and the boys are Jason and Charles
6) remember when Jason had those creepy pictures of aria and he said that Ali took them? Well maybe she didn’t
7) Mr.Hastings said that the girls went to the apple orchid all the time when they were young…. What if mrs.D tool Jason and Charles there too?
8) remember when Jason disappeared from
The hospital after the elevator incident? He was never discharged and we don’t know where he went
9) do we have proof that Jason was staying at the hotel the whole time?
10) maybe Charles switched places with Jason and he wants revenge? Maybe Ali had something to do with it
11) he got revenge on his mom by killing her….. Or maybe it was to keep her quiet about a secret like Charles?
12) Jason have been made to look innocent this whole time
13 A’s body kinda looks like Jason
14) he could’ve hurt spencer in that room but he didn’t…… Why? Maybe he doesn’t want to physically hurt them… Ali and spencer are his sisters. He slept with Hana’s mom and Emily and him are good friends.
15) he could’ve avoided the whole Ms.Marin situation at the trial but he wanted hanna to look guilty to get her in jail
16) who else would know that Ali won the archery contest?
Please send me an ask if you want to talk more about this theory :)