Cover story: Barto’s story isn’t as - hang on, is that Shanks’ flag above the town? *suddenly interested*
Oh Pekoms is back
Big Mom in her crazed mode is really scary
That’s Opera? Wow, he disappears for chapters and now that he’s reappeared it looks like he’s going to get his soul sucked out
what is that ridiculous bump on Streusen’s head? In any case, he’s out cold and I don’t really care except that this means Greg’s theory really will come true and Sanji will save the day with his cooking skills
Gotta admit that’s a clever strategy on Perospero’s part
Oh no. *headdesk*
But can we at least get some info on what exactly the carpet and blob are?
“I, who was disgraced by Sanji?” Evil Pudding is here to stay… Maybe? I don’t know what Oda’s trying to do with her character. But I don’t want Sanji to team up with Pudding to bake the cake and I know this is the shipper in me talking
Twin Peaks dialogue templates, because I love dialogue
Subordinate clause addressing whatever asinine thing was just said by the other character, followed by a long, stylish rapid-fire stream designed to prep the other character for their inevitable annihilation: Three word insult. A rule-of-threes list of things he does not like, do, or care about, preferably alliterative, and always decimating. Dismissal.
THE SECRET TO GORDON COLE IS SHORT SENTENCES! I MEAN REALLY SHORT! NOW THE ONLY EXCEPTION TO THIS IS WHEN YOU'RE ENDING A PARAGRAPH, AND THEN YOU CAN USE TWO CLAUSES!
A quaintly ironic, perhaps even polite black humor observation about the other character's (likely unfortunate) situation, followed by some charming purple prose that would truly be the essence of good manners if he wasn't--shall we say--homicidal. Oh, but Windom loves to ask baiting questions, doesn't he? My, he loves to monologue--preferably about all of the terrible things he's going to do to the other character, but never seems to get around to actually doing! Well, no matter. If he gets too carried away, you can always cut him off with an initially innocent sentence that SUDDENLY BREAKS INTO A HOMICIDAL OUTBURST!!!!
Character name, followed by an excited, bright-eyed announcement of a new discovery or idea. [Brief pause to consume food object.] An immediate transition into a precise, almost Spock-like dump of obscure information that is unnecessarily detailed and almost totally incomprehensible to the other character. This description can go on for several sentences. In fact, the longer and more technical it is, the better, as the intended effect is for the other character to be in a totally obfuscated daze by the time Cooper is finished. In short: Concise summary. [More consumption of food.] A resolute, serious suggestion for action gleaned from his findings. But first: a non-sequitur framed as an observational question?
Long John Silver is not a man. Long John Silver is a cracked jaw, opening before an endless, cavernous pit. Long John Silver is a monster’s right hand – black with viscera, white with bone. Long John Silver is a rabid dog, held on a short leash by dead tyrant’s skeletal fist. Long John Silver is not a man. Long John Silver is a man.
anyway i think part of the issue is that we’re using a binary model of attraction for an increasingly non-binary world
like i don’t know a succinct way to say “i’m sort of attracted to all genders except that i mostly like masculine-orientated people, except i don’t even really know what i mean by ‘masculine’ in this context because i don’t believe that masculinity has anything to do with outward expression or your genitalia so i’m very confused but as a general rule i prefer men but also non-binary people, especially more masculine-orientated non-binary people but i’m not ruling any gender out’
there is no word that encompasses that except maybe ‘queer’ (which is homophobic apparently) and i’m not allowed to use ‘gay’ apparently so
That series finale of Pretty Little Liars was bullshit
It was actually kind of great tbh, you're just a hater, I really liked it...I mean, except for the fact that they spent over an hour on the ships having sex and no one wanted to see it. And the explanation didn't really make sense and was totally rushed in the last 20 minutes of the episode instead of giving us real answers after making us wait for 7 years. And I mean, I didn't really understand why Ezra was kidnapped, and it was annoying that they didn't give Spencer and Toby a better ending. And how was it that after never being able to solve any mysteries Toby looks through a book of poetry and makes the connection that Spencer must have an evil twin (but didn't notice the difference when having sex with her) like that's not very realistic for people who can never figure anything out ever. Plus it's pretty boring that every single one of them ended up with their high school sweetheart and decided to spend the rest of their lives rotting away in Rosewood. And I really could have done without the entire Addison subplot I mean no one wants a backdoor pilot of the same show and boy Twincers accent was really awful so they probably should have done that differently and I'm not sure what they were thinking with Aria's wedding dress or why there was a dream sequence with Lucas tap dancing in a tux while Jenna rode by on a circus horse but like other than that is was like actually really fucking great though idk what ur talking about
Summary: You move into a new apartment after your boyfriend leaves to go abroad, making your relationship long distance. You’re tired, stressed and missing him - and your next door neighbor isn’t making life any easier. (Part 1/Part 2) Scenario: neighbor!AU, slightly angsty Word Count: 4,724
Hi! So, does this mean that Sam has completed the first of the Trials for closing the gates of hell? Or does he have to intend to close them?
Hi there! I’ll start out with a few comments, and then I’ll try to answer this as best I can. First, I am in Downtown Migraineland right now. I apologize in advance for any weird incoherency in this reply…
(note from the future, i.e. nearly 4 hours after I started trying to piece this reply together: My migraine is gone, but this reply went into A LOT OF DETAIL about the parallels not only in this episode, but in all of s12. This ended up being really weird meta on what I think Dabb’s Grand Plan for the entire season is hinging on. IT IS LONG. Just a warning.)
I think a lot of s12 has been paralleling A LOT of the past, turning it inside out, applying it through a different lens or allowing characters to see these things from a different side, and resolving things in a better way.
That said, I think they’ve been referring back to the Demon Tablet Trials and the Angel Fall Spell (because the angel fall spell was a spell, not Trials. Metatron confirmed that). But all the elements of those things are being addressed in different ways, and paralleled to ~similar~ things happening in s12… I’m struggling to try and put this together in a linear narrative that even comes close to connecting all the dots. There’s SO MUCH going on in this episode, I’m not sure that’s really possible, but HECK I WILL TRY.
(second note from the future: this is about 3k long, so it’s going under a cut. THERE IS SO MUCH)
(i am typing this from the floor where I’m curled up around pictures of Andrew Dabb and Davy Perez while weeping gently)
pretty much anything that inspires immediate love or makes it out that since you are Fated you have no chance
soulmate AU ideas I do like:
the daemons one - you have a personified piece of their soul as your constant companion, it’s not sudden love, it’s a deep connection growing over time. still a one person only match but it’s daemons, guys, that means I love it
the age they are when you meet them one - fosters so much uncertainty it’s basically worthless and can be interpreted in a million ways, pretty much an angst machine. still not perfect but more options I think
the last words they ever say - again, no guarantee, just an angst train. pointless in the long run really, mostly only interesting for the impact it would have on society
the one where you have marks on your body belonging to everyone you’ve ever loved - meaning familial, platonic, romantic, hero-worship, all of it. as long as you’ve sincerely loved them they leave a literal mark on you. not even really soulmates on second thought, but way better than most that actually are.
the potentials one - just made this up, you have many potentials and can grow into and out of soulmateness, essentially what matters is where you are and they are and how you interact, the mark can appear, but if you are no longer good for eachother it can vanish again, also you can still have multiple for different types as well. more of a super healthy relationship check almost
anything not just one Fated love that devalues all else basically