ethan logan

when u see pictures of the boys:

Originally posted by hellyeah-friends

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: why did John Logan do this to me? Ethan was supposed to protect Vanessa. Not kill her. He was her protector. Lupus dei. Let me remind you of when he chose the "the lovers" card, let mE REMIND you of when he said to Vanessa "YOU WILL NOT SURRENDER WHILE I LIVE". wHY JOHN LOGAN whY. I've done nothing but love you and love these characters you can't take them away from me like this. Also: why. And what was season 3, anyway, why on Earth would he keep them apart for a whole season to then end the series? What am I supposed to do with my life now that Vanessa Ives is dead? Also: why is Eva Green so underrated? I need answers.
There is no light without darkness, no courage without fear, no pleasure without pain, no salvation without sin, no life without death, no kindness without cruelty. The devil is in all of us, that’s what makes us humans.
—  Penny Dreadful
Telling His Parents You're Pregnant (Grayson) - Requested

There in your hand were the four sticks that changed your future forever. You were astounded by the fact that this could ever happen, but you learned to deal with the fact that it was true; you were pregnant with Grayson Dolan’s child. You were on the pill just incase there ever was a mishap with the condom, but somehow mistakes can still happen.

 Grayson was in the shower prepping himself before you two go downstairs to tell his parents. You took another test right before you went down, so you could prove to his parents that it was real in case they wanted to blow it off like a prank because let’s face it you knew that Grayson would do something like that.

 You heard the alarm on his phone go off and the click of the lock. The knob turned and out came Grayson twirling the little white stick between his fingers. He let out a long sigh as he sat down on the bed next to you.

 “I’m sorry,” you whispered looking down at the word ‘pregnant’.

 Grayson’s arms immediately wrapped around your waist cradling you.

“No, babe, this is not your fault at all. There’s no one to blame for this happening. We are both equally responsible about this. Now I think we better head downstairs instead of keeping my parents waiting,” he said before placing a chaste kiss on your forehead and rubbing your arms.

 You lightly nodded your head and brought yourself to your feet heading over to the door with Grayson. He grabbed your hand and you tightly squeezed it as you made your way downstairs and into the family room where you saw his parents sitting on one of the couches. Grayson sat down and you followed sitting as close to him as possible.

 “Mom, Dad, understand that we weren’t expecting this but we are taking all responsibility of whatever will happen to us and that we hope you can support us as much as you can,” Grayson started already causing a sense of panic and worry to surge through his parents. You knew that they could probably figure out what was going on.

 “Well, sweetie, just tell us what’s wrong and we’ll try to help you to the beset of our abilities,” Mrs. Dolan sweetly consoled.

 Grayson wrapped both of his hands around yours like a present before looking into your eyes and then back to his parents and saying, “(Y/N)’s pregnant.”

 Disbelief flooded his parents’ minds. Their eyebrows furrowed in confusion. A deafening silence filled the room. You were struggling in your seat trying to figure out what to do feeling bad that Grayson has done the talking.

 “I don’t get it, Gray. I talked to you about this and the different forms of birth control. You knew that you had to wear a condom no matter what,” his father retorted.

 “I know, Da-,” Grayson started until you cut him off.

“Mr. Dolan, we always made sure to use protection even though I’m already on the pill. We knew how to be safe and took every precaution, and we’re just as confused as you are as to how this happened,” you softly explained earning reassuring circles being made on your lower back by Grayson.

“Well, (Y/N), did you go to the doctor yet to make sure that this wasn’t a false test?” his mother asked you kindly not wanting to upset the possible mother of her grandchild.

“Yes, I made sure to go before I even told Grayson and with the various tests I’ve taken, it wouldn’t even be necessary to go to a doctor for reassurance,” you said trying to stay as calm as possible.

“Well, I don’t even know what to say to you two anymore,” Mr. Dolan started. He slowly rose from his seat before continuing saying, “Grayson, you can forget about getting any sort of scholarship for college because you won’t be able to play any sports now that you had to throw a baby into the equation.”

Grayson’s fists tightened as his knuckles turned white. He knew to hold back from fighting because of the major news that was just thrown at his parents. You felt so guilty knowing that this was partially your fault. His future was robbed from him by you, and he wasn’t even carrying the child. 

“(Y/N), you can just forget about scholarships, a social life, and any true future because from now on you’ll be known as the little slut who got herself pregnant,” he snickered.

Out of the corner of your eyes you saw Grayson’s mother’s jaw drop astounded that her husband would ever say that to one of his grandchildren’s parents.  His last comment was too much for Grayson and pushed him over the edge. Grayson sprang out of his seat and punched his father square in the jaw.

“DON’T YOU EVER CALL (Y/N) A SLUT OR THINK ABOUT BLAMING THIS ALL ON HER. IT TAKES TWO PEOPLE TO HAVE A BABY, AND SHE MOST DEFINITELY COULD NOT GET PREGNANT BY HERSELF,” Grayson huffed before wrapping his hand around your arm pulling you out of the room.

“Where are we going?” you questioned as Grayson led you to the side door and out to the red Jeep in the driveway. He pulled out his keys and unlocked the doors making sure you safely got in there. Grayson got in the other side and just started driving. You didn’t bother to ask him anything because you knew he needed to cool down a bit.

After driving for 20 minutes, Grayson finally pulled over on the side of the road. He pushed his hands through his hair releasing an exasperated sigh. Then he looked over at you and down at your belly. He reached over the center console and placed both of them on your belly.

“I know that you won’t have the easiest life growing up and may not have the most supportive people around you at all times but understand that your mommy and I will do everything we can to give you the life you deserve,” he whispered while rubbing small circles on your stomach.

You saw his eyes watering and gently cupped his face in your hands.

 “Grayson, our baby will have nothing to worry about with you as a father. You don’t need to worry about anyone else’s opinion at all because we have each other, and in nine months, there will be three of us. We will fight for ourselves and do absolutely everything we can. I promise you that you will not lose anything, and you can do everything just as you’d be able to without a baby. Okay?” you asked him making sure he knew that you were going to support him just as much as he was going to support you.

 He simply nodded his head before bringing you in for a long passionate kiss that would be remembered forever.

 

so now this one just sort of reached into my body and pulled out my heart

My bitterness at what they did to Vanessa and Ethan right now is so real

Originally posted by peaceisthenewhappy

these are the moments when I know he’s still that 15 year old boy serenading cameron dallas

The Assassination of Vanessa Ives by the coward John Logan (and probably David Nevins).

Commence rant.

First I’ll say PD has been my favorite show for the past 3 years.  In a time where all my friends and people can’t get enough of Game of Thrones, I couldn’t get enough of Penny Dreadful.  The characters, the dialogue, the darkness, the strangeness, the cinematography, the performances, there was so much to adore.  I started watching when it originally aired and been with it since, drawn in originally by it’s amazing cast.

Right of the bat this whole situation smelled fishy.  Who doesn’t announce a final season?  Why was so many things left up in the air?  Enter David Nevins.  President of Showtime.  My theory and it’s starting to catch on with others is that the show was cancelled halfway through production, thus Logan and co. had to makeshift a finale.  Just look how rushed these last two episodes felt, as if they threw out S3′s original trajectory and had to cram in a contrived finale.  Logan was trapped in a corner.  I’ve read their post show interviews and they come off really strange, and I called bullshit.  Logan seems to be saving face when he said this was the plan all along, if it was then why was it so rushed and unsatisfying?  Logan has proved with the first 2 ½ seasons that he’s a great writer, letting things build slowly and naturally.  Not so much for the two parter.  Seriously though, if you watch The day Tennyson died and then watch Blessed Dark the trajectory is so off!!  He brought in new characters that added to nothing when in the past new characters always got more meaningful screentime.  Characters that ended up leaving no impact.  For example, Jekyll looked to be fully fleshed out in the first 3 episodes only to become Victor’s 2nd fiddle waiting for his dad to die so he can be Mr. Hyde!!  What!?  This is what I believe to be tampering of sorts by Showtime.  If this is true about a rush to the end, it’s yet another thing that makes no sense!!  In a world full of streaming services and cancelled show pickups, I don’t get why they didn’t stay the course and hope for a season 4 pickup on Netflix, which already has a bunch of Showtime shows by the way.  Again this whole bts drama with Showtime is just speculation by myself and some others I’ve seen online, but seems completely plausible.

Ok now, the episodes.  Even if the mid production cancellation conspiracy is true, it doesn’t explain the mess it ended up being.  Though feeling rushed I liked Perpetual Night!!  Catriona fucking up vamps, kaetenay’s unnerving werewolf reveal, Billie Piper killing it again with another epic Lily monologue etc.  I was like alright we’re building to something great!!  Then The Blessed Dark happens.  Most everything and everyone is left up in the air, which for a series finale is the opposite of what you want.  The opening title sequence was haunting, but I thought, ‘oh fuck this is probably the end!!’  Getting cancelled etc.  Again why would you blindside your fan base with that!?  It was one of the many reasons I couldn’t fully get into the episode, I was instantly bummed by the probable end.  We have some great scenes sprinkled throughout with the supporting cast, but the problem everything was so conveniently solved.  Having been released by Victor, Lily’s story is easily dropped, her girls are gone, and Justine is suddenly dead.  Her wrath isn’t unleashed on Dorian.  She kind of accepts it and Dorian monologues in what I feel could work as a proper ending for him.  Jekyll takes off saying I have land and money now bye Vic, uh ok.  John Clare is forced into a ultimatum after having basically one scene of happiness.  And man, the series big bad, Dracula was wasted and just vanished after everything.  Uh one of main reasons for the conflict and torment of Vanessa is just gone!!  Hey Logan, the villain is still alive and we never got our Wolf of God vs. Dracula!!  The show leaves everyone in basically worst shape than when the show started, they all have unnecessarily depressing endgames.  Everything rushed, most everything unanswered, and nothing cathartic about any of it.

Now for our queen, our sweet Vanessa Ives.  The phenomenal Eva Green was only in only 2 fucking scenes and the Mother of Evil amounted to nothing!!  She got bit, causing the pestilence and then regretted it, I don’t get it!!  She knew Ethan was on his way, why let herself get bit.  In Ebb Tide I understood it, but after Blessed Dark it was cheap plot device.  First she accepted herself, then basically instantly regretted it.  Enter Ethan.  Meant to be her lover (the lovers), her protector, and basically her soul mate in every sense of the word.  It’s revealed that he’s supposed to give her peace by killing her!?  Fuck that!!  If that’s the case why not just kill her at the end of Possession!!  What happened to 'you will not die while I’m here, you will not surrender while I live’.  Vanessa was always a complex character, full life and fight regardless of her curses, vulnerable, kind, strong, and full of faith in God but more herself.  The finale undermines all of that.  She can’t take it anymore she wants to save everyone from harm, but would mean her death, which on paper kind of makes sense.  But when this is all done abruptly and in one scene it’s more cheap and out of character.  Logan says her dying is going back to the light.  Um, how about fighting for herself and her family is going back to the light instead!?  The best female lead in a genre show in recent memory is cut down by going the easy way out.  Which once again was out of character.  When Ethan started the prayer ala Possession I was so excited because I thought he was bringing her back so she could face Dracula, nope just a comfort before her unnecessary death.  This character deserved real happiness with her family not with her God.  She deserved life.  Ethan and Vanessa deserved to be together, to rise together.  And my prediction was Malcolm would sacrifice himself to ensure that, to save his daughter, like what he was too late to do for Mina, which was brought up with Dracula by the way.  Wolf of God amounted to nothing, Mother of Evil amounted to nothing, and Ethan and Vanessa never got a real shot.  Reminder this was their only real scene together this season!!  She dies and Logan doesn’t pull a Buffy.  She is at peace in the most unsatisfactory and typical way.  Maybe she should have taken Lucifer’s offer at the end of S2.  Ugh, Lucifer wanted to treat her better than what Logan did here.

Vanessa and all the characters were meant for so much more.  There was so much potential for the future.  Lyle setup S4 with the mummy, pre cancellation idea methinks.  Nobody ever knew Victor was resurrecting people or knew about Brona/Lily which was rubbed in our face with an Ethan and Victor hug.  Was Seward connected to the cut wife, was Catriona a time traveler, was Kaetenay the true Apache, where the fuck is Dracula??  Notice how these questions were for all the new characters?  Why did every character have to have a depressing as shit ending?  Most importantly why was Ethan the Lupus Dei and why was Vanessa so special to the fallen angels??  Never to be fully explained.  Amun net??  Lilith??  We’ll angrily never know.

This was my favorite current show, I have the blurays, I have a t-shirt, and even have a sweet little Vanessa magnet on the fridge, and this surprise and rushed makeshift ending leaves a bitter taste, when a good dramatic finale should be bittersweet.  The show featured some all-time great characters and interpretation of those characters, along with all-time great episodes.  The ending is not what the characters or we fans deserved.  I pictured adventures and mythological backstory in Egypt for S4 and Lucifer in his physical form bringing hell to earth for S5.  Something that will never happen.  Another great show cut down before it’s time.  I have a ton more to say, but I’m tired and genuinely sad.  Logan and Nevins fucked up when we needed them most.

Vanessa we love you.

Dedicated to fellow dreadful @noonestillalive and the best penny dreadful blog on tumblr @penydreadful

TEEN TITANS #14

Written by WILL PFEIFER

Art by IAN CHURCHILL

Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

LOONEY TUNES Variant cover by JOE QUINONES and Warner Bros. Animation

On sale NOVEMBER 25 $2.99 RATED T

Just as the team begins to determine its new direction, a mind-wiping demon steals the Titans memories! And when Red Robin goes missing, the teen heroes must save the city and also figure out if they really want their former leader to return.