before I forget, in case the audio from Niall’s interview with JoJo Wright last Tuesday never makes it up online, JoJo asked Niall if he had any pre-show rituals, and Niall said that his vocal coach, Helene, had put together a vocal warm-up of all the song parts that the band sings together, and his favourite thing was singing through that with his band before going on stage.
and dammit that gave me all the fucking feels. that he’s a solo artist, but being part of a band is still so important to him. that after perhaps a growing distance between his 1D bandmates, he now has a new band to share the ride with - one that he has chosen himself. and that as the leader of the band this time around, he sets the tone for how they work together - and how to keep them together, even as the venues get bigger and the novelty of touring starts to fade.
the kanamari arc makes sense. just saying. i just think people tend to forget how being a fifteen year old makes you feel.
so kanan met mari when they were kids. kanan must have noticed the difference between them back then: mari had tons of money and she did not. but she probably didn’t care when she was still a kid and money and actual responsabilities and their futures were things that didn’t matter.
mari was offered the abroad thing and i bet that when kanan knew it, she thought this: i won’t ever leave this town. dia will also stay. mari is the only one that has a chance. she needs to take it and be shiny. so she decided that she would do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING for mari to leave the town and be succesful. she had to take the chances she was given (and maybe she was also lowkey jealous).
mari comes back. kanan treats her like that because she’s mad because mari is wasting her chance (a chance kanan could only dream of) and because she isn’t being thankful. kanan wonders why the heck mari is back at the town wasting a chance so many people would instantly take. maybe she also thinks she’s acting spoiled (and that doesn’t help her feel better).
mari slaps her. she waits for kanan to slap her as well. kanan wants to, but then she actually sees everything (mari, one of her best friends ever is waiting for her to slap her) and hugs her like when they were kids because there are some friendship things we won’t ever be able to explain but aren’t less credible or occurring.
no one is abusive. no one is a bad person. they’re just teens. and most of teens like to do what they want: mari wanted to stay and kanan wanted mari to be succesful and happy and didn’t realize mari was happy there. again: people tend to forget how being a teen feels, and how much one can love a friend.
LIKE THERE IS NARRATIVE PURPOSE FOR MAKING SANSA AND JON NOT CLOSE AS SIBLINGS IF YOU THINK ABOUT WHY THE AUTHOR PUT DISTANCE BETWEEN THEM IT MAKES SENSE THAT AN ABSENCE OF A RELATIONSHIP ALLOWS THEM TO FEEL LIKE THEY JUST MET FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THERE IS DRAMATIC IRONY IN THE FACT THAT THE ONE SISTER HE EXPECTED TO FIND AT HIS DOORSTEP IS THE ONE HE RARELY THINKS ABOUT
Joe Schmo fan: Sansa is a snobby bitch and Jon never thinks about her, so Jonsa will never happen