emily factor

My favorite theory is that aliens are astounded by our need for adrenaline. We will put ourselves at risk just for the fun if it. Roller coasters, sky diving, base jumping, hell, going to the gun range gives me an adrenaline boost!

But what about shows like Fear Factor. People compete to be more grossed out, to overcome more fear, to overcome the human condition!

So, what if the aliens see a couple humans watching the show?

“Human Judy, what are you watching?” Zorgk questioned as the humans began to argue over whether spiders or scorpions are worse. Zorgk’s experience had taught them that both are equally dangerous and whenever humans debate which is more lethal, only trouble follows.

“It’s just a Fear Factor rerun.” Human Judy answered without breaking eye contact with Human Jake. “Scorpions are way worse!”

“Fear Factor?” Zorgk asked hesitantly.

Human Judy turned away from Jake to bear her teeth in a grin’. “Contestants go on the show to see who can handled more that the rest. They have had eating contests and they’ve jumped out of planes,”

“Yeah, it’s super exciting to watch!” Jake joined in, “They even trap them in a box with bug but Judy thinks that scorpions are worse than spiders?!”

‘Super exciting to WATCH?!’ Zorgk thought incredously. They were going to question the humans some more about the need for adrenaline and if it has some bearing on their well-being but it was too late, the debate was back on. Human Judy was adamant that scorpions are always poisoness while Human Jake argued that Spiders are worse because they are mostly all poisoness AND they give a false sense of security because not all of them are bad.

Zorgk decided that a retreat was in order. Humans and their need to prove themselves and their need to see out 'thrills’ never ceased to amaze and terrify the Jarthinark. One could only wonder if it was biologically necessary or if humans were as concerning as the stories foretold.

A year ago I said I thought that Alison loving Emily may be less about her being bisexual and more about her being Emilysexual. That’s she’s not exactly attracted to women as she is attracted to Emily who just so happens to be a woman.

Of course I was talked down to by a bunch of angry bisexuals who thought I was attacking them for suggesting such a thing, but I’m starting to wonder if I was right about that. Alison didn’t say she’s bisexual, she only said she knows how Emily, the individual, makes her feel. I’ve always doubted that Emily being a woman factored into Alison’s feelings for her at all.

Because her hesitation to come out just doesn’t make much sense to me, and the show keeps pointing out that’s not really the issue. The issue is Alison opening herself up completely to Emily and allowing herself to be vulnerable and take that leap. Emily being a woman doesn’t seem to factor into that at all.

Anyway, I’m going to stop right there. Some of the most vile shit ever said to me was from the bisexuals who responded to me the last time I talked about this. I just bought this desk, I don’t want to slam my head into it so soon.

anonymous asked:

what made you ship emison?

I guess it all started when I decided to look at them differently. When I decided to look at Alison differently.

Up until season 3, probably beginning of season 4, I was an asshole and refused to give Alison DiLaurentis a chance. I thought she was nothing but a bully, so I didn’t even consider Emison as a thing that had the potential to happen.

Or course, it didn’t take long for my opinion to change. I decided to get my head out of my ass and take the time to truly understand her character. To understand why she did what she did. And that’s when I finally realized that she was raised to be like this. To be a bully. 

After realizing that, it didn’t take much for Alison to become my favorite. And when she actually came back, I saw in her someone who wanted nothing more than to be accepted by her friends, someone who wanted to right her wrongs. Someone who deserved a second chance.

Honestly, I only truly started shipping Emison after 4x16. I felt like Alison was so genuine, it broke my little heart into pieces. She really missed Emily. And on 4x18 you can see that she really missed the other girls as well.

When the “Alison is a bad person who hated her friends and only manipulated Emily” factor was out of the equation, I fell - and I fell hard. Of course Alison kept some of her bad habits (lying, for once), but the truth is, Emily’s the person she’s the most honest with. And this time, when Alison lied, it wasn’t to harm the girls - it was to protect them. 

So yeah, I guess that the main reason why I ship Emison other than their amazing chemistry and story, is Alison. Someone who was raised to be ice, but couldn’t help but melt around Emily. I feel like Alison saw in Emily everything she didn’t feel like she had in herself - kindess, loyalty, optimism, courage even… And she was drawn to that. Drawn to her.

Still is. 

Because despite how much both of them changed, Emily is still Alison’s rock. The one person who can comfort her, who can make her feel safe. Who can make her feel like, for once, things really will be okay.

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True!

psychrophile  asked:

Supercat, 66

We can largely blame @streepytime for this one. 

But one voice got through, caught her up by surprise
It said, “Don’t hold us back we’re the story you tell,”
And no sooner than spoken, a spell had been broken

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Emily Charlton has had what some might call a phenomenal decade. She would never presume to use those actual words, because while she might have embraced many things about this side of the pond, anything more than mild self-deprecation still leaves her feeling faintly nauseated.

Runway has been good to her, that much is certainly true. After two years in Paris she returned to take over Nigel’s role, and as Miranda finally edges towards the dreaded r-word, Emily has been a de facto Editor-in-Chief for almost two years now. 

It makes sense, in the days of Elias Clarke finally jettisoning most of its titles and slashing savagely at the books still turning a profit, that Cat Grant would finally make a move. National City is honestly the kind of West Coast hellhole that has Emily reaching for the factor 60 on a compulsive basis. Serena would have enjoyed the year-round sunshine, but their relationship hadn’t survived Emily’s hours as almost the new Miranda, and while they had parted on the best of terms on her 37th birthday, it made a fresh start more appealing than it might otherwise have been.

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Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen, Arrow)

“I had just cast him on 90210 where he played this war hero who had come home from fighting and we were looking for the ultimate superhero on Arrow and physically he looked the part,” Rappaport said. “We wanted someone with a darkness and an edge to him, but someone who looked like He-Man. I brought his picture with me to the initial meeting for Arrow and everyone responded to the picture and I thought, I should just bring him in first because he’s it — and he was it. That made my life a lot easier. We didn’t test that many people. It was him and nobody else.

The Vampire Diaries was on the air already, so we were sold as a three-hander between Stephen, Katie Cassidy, and Colin Donnell — a tripod if you will. That’s how we cast it and then the posters came out and Stephen was shirtless. First of all, we never saw him without his shirt on; I knew he was a physical guy, but I’d never seen him do stunts or anything like that and all of a sudden in the pilot, he’s doing his own stunts. He became famous for being shirtless. The poster was him shirtless and none of the other actors were on the poster, and as talented and amazing as they were, it became clear the show was about ‘The Arrow,’ so that really changed the concept for us because initially I saw it as more of an ensemble and cast it that way.”

Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak, Arrow)

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“Ultimately, my goal is to cast the best people for the show, with that potential pop factor, and Emily is the perfect example,” he said of the actor who went from guest star in Season 1 to series lead in Season 2. “That could have just been a one-line role but she popped. We’ve also cast roles that were supposed to be 9-, 10-episode arcs that have turned into one episode and they’re killed off. So, it goes both ways. I never know. That’s a difficult part of the process.”

David Ramsey (John Diggle, Arrow)

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“If I remember correctly, Diggle was the last role to be cast and it was such a small role in the pilot,” he said. “We did a studio and network test for it with maybe one page of dialogue. David is such a phenomenal actor. I’d known his work for a while and we kind of had a last-minute session. It wasn’t a forgettable character, but it was a last minute addition to finishing this pilot and we brought in five guys — he was the best. We tested him the same day we auditioned him and we just got really lucky because I don’t think anyone was expecting the role to be that big and we weren’t expecting that much from him, so we all felt so lucky to have such a great actor doing such a supporting part. Again, like Emily’s character, Diggle really grew throughout the season and now he’s such an important part of the team.”

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David Rapaport has helped cast Gossip Girl, 90210, Arrow, and The Flash. For the first time, he talks about auditioning the actors who became iconic faces of The CW.

Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen, Arrow)

“I had just cast him on 90210 where he played this war hero who had come home from fighting and we were looking for the ultimate superhero on Arrow and physically he looked the part,” Rapaport said. “We wanted someone with a darkness and an edge to him, but someone who looked like He-Man. I brought his picture with me to the initial meeting for Arrow and everyone responded to the picture and I thought, I should just bring him in first because he’s it — and he was it. That made my life a lot easier. We didn’t test that many people. It was him and nobody else.

The Vampire Diaries was on the air already, so we were sold as a three-hander between Stephen, Katie Cassidy, and Colin Donnell — a tripod if you will. That’s how we cast it and then the posters came out and Stephen was shirtless. First of all, we never saw him without his shirt on; I knew he was a physical guy, but I’d never seen him do stunts or anything like that and all of a sudden in the pilot, he’s doing his own stunts. He became famous for being shirtless. The poster was him shirtless and none of the other actors were on the poster, and as talented and amazing as they were, it became clear the show was about ‘The Arrow,’ so that really changed the concept for us because initially I saw it as more of an ensemble and cast it that way.”


Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak, Arrow)

“Ultimately, my goal is to cast the best people for the show, with that potential pop factor, and Emily is the perfect example,” he said of the actor who went from guest star in Season 1 to series lead in Season 2. “That could have just been a one-line role but she popped. We’ve also cast roles that were supposed to be 9-, 10-episode arcs that have turned into one episode and they’re killed off. So, it goes both ways. I never know. That’s a difficult part of the process.”


David Ramsey (John Diggle, Arrow)

“If I remember correctly, Diggle was the last role to be cast and it was such a small role in the pilot,” he said. “We did a studio and network test for it with maybe one page of dialogue. David is such a phenomenal actor. I’d known his work for a while and we kind of had a last-minute session. It wasn’t a forgettable character, but it was a last minute addition to finishing this pilot and we brought in five guys — he was the best. We tested him the same day we auditioned him and we just got really lucky because I don’t think anyone was expecting the role to be that big and we weren’t expecting that much from him, so we all felt so lucky to have such a great actor doing such a supporting part. Again, like Emily’s character, Diggle really grew throughout the season and now he’s such an important part of the team.”