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So I re-read The Foxhole Court last night/this morning and like… I can’t stop thinking about how Matt is just… immediately in Neil’s corner.  Like.  It’s not like they bond over some shared interest or experience, it’s not like Matt walks in and Neil is being actively harassed by Andrew’s crew, triggering his protective instincts. He just…

Neil: exists, is smol, dresses like a hobo, whole life fits in a duffel bag

Matt: 

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The Superlatively Superfluous Adventures of Legolas and Tauriel

Dateline: Dale (32/40)

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I almost excised these conflict edits into a separate essay because it seems Pete, Fran, and Philippa genuinely have a simplistic A-says-yes-thus-B-must-say-no concept of conflict. Beyond The Hobbit. It’s why Theoden had to run from war; it’s why Denethor was a complete caricature; it’s why Treebeard and the Ents had to pretend nothing was happening. It’s why Pete thinks any spare moment needs to be solved with an Orc attack.

I’m guessing with this particular scene in AUJ, they wanted to explain why Gandalf was gone for the troll encounter. And for some reason Gandalf being Gandalf wasn't good enough. 

Gandalf’s Counsel: what would it look like he’s trying to do? (11/49)

continued from ((X)) @rustlcss

 

          “I already explained that to you. I’m a street junkie too.” Shepp rolled his eyes, and quickly picked up his two pills. “I have no faith in your impulse control because it doesn't’ exists. You have none.” He stared at the little specks of happiness. “You buy them for me, but I pay you back.” He pulled out the money he owed Finley. 

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stannisinquisition and n-a-p-o-l-e-o-n asked: got / asoiaf + fave villain
“Though well past forty, he was as yet unwrinkled, with scarce a line to tell of the passage of time. His lips were so thin that when he pressed them together they seem to vanish altogether. There was an agelessness about him, a stillness; on Roose Bolton’s face, rage and joy looked much the same. All he and Ramsay had in common were their eyes. His eyes are ice. Reek wondered if he ever cried. If so, do the tears feel cold upon his cheeks?

Going through volume 16 of D.Gray-Man in search of a particular scene and I’m once again floored by Allen and Lenalee’s flawless teamwork against the Level 4. 

I mean, he’s so severely injured he’s barely standing (hell, he’d been unconscious just moments prior, and he’s unable to move as soon as the fight ends), and she’s using a leveled-up version of her Dark Boots that she’s not yet used to and they kick such major ass and they’re so perfectly synchronized with one another. True, they might not have been able to defeat it, but they were still so damn amazing.

ALSO, Kanda and Lavi were fucking fabulous and awesome themselves, seeing as they fought without their weapons and survived. And I will never get over the way they supported Allen when he was deflecting a full-on attack with his sword.