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Why do you guys act like the script is the be-all-end-all of whatever interpretation there should be to a scene?

The script is only the bare bones of a scene. It has the dialogue, minimal stage directions and that’s it. The writers/directors talk to all the actors about where their character is at emotionally and then it’s their job to bring the emotions to life on-screen. But that’s not even everything. The director has to make sure that the proper emotions are being portrayed, that the actors are doing their job, that the camera crew is capturing the proper angles, focusing on the right things.

God, I mean, look at all the meta we’ve made about just the set design, and Clarke’s bloody wigs??? There is way more that goes into scenes and this show in general than just the script. It’s Jason’s vision, indeed, but the writers are far from being the only people who bring that vision to life.

A scene starts with a idea, then there’s a script. But after that comes the filming and the actors and the direction of each scene, and that’s not even taking into account everything that happens in post-production. If something isn’t translated in the way the writers wanted it to be on-screen, they either reshoot it with new direction, add in ADR, edit shots, cut things, add music (shoutout to Tree) etc, etc and I don’t think that everyone truly appreciates the MASSIVE difference those things make.

Don’t just judge the script on how something was meant to be portrayed and especially don’t focus too much on particular word choices and small details like that; when the writers get together in a room on their plans for how they want the season to go - plot points, relationships, character arcs, etc - they aren’t discussing nit-picky details like “make sure you add that Bellamy and Clarke are just friends in the script”. That was a choice made by the individual writer of the script (one that I don’t even think is bad, btw, but maybe that’s for another post) and I guarantee when you get hung up on specific words like that you read way too far into things and miss the big picture (what you watch on your TV screen).

What I’m getting at is that we should be paying attention to the finished product of the scenes we judge. It’s nice to have scripts to go back to and pull things from for certain aspects of the show, but making an interpretation based solely on the script is like staring at a puzzle with two thirds of the pieces missing. Or reading a book with half the pages torn out. 

It’s just not the full picture.

Not Enough Time

Warning: Brief Smut

“How much time do we have?” Joe mumbles against Jack’s lips.

“Enough. Shut up.” The younger man growls, pressing Joe against the wall of his shower, the water spraying down over them.

His lips trail down Joe’s jaw and neck, kissing along the wet and warm skin as the older man tilts his head back, his fingers clawing at Jack’s naked back, his need only growing stronger.

“Jack…we can’t…we don’t have enough time…”

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can we talk about how they gave us hints about how tahani wasn’t good enough to go the good place? like all season we saw her backstory and yeah it was sad and all but it made it clear that she wasn’t doing good things for the right reasons. and the joke lines with her casually name dropping huge celebs were part of her elitist attitude, showing her shallowness is honestly pretty on par with Eleanor’s. and while it didn’t seem to relate to tahani at the time, the realization a couple episodes back that eleanor wasn’t getting points because she was doing everything just to be able to stay? that was a hint about the truth and we just didn’t realize

MEANWHILE, CHIDI. oh, chidi. at first I thought that him deserving to be in the bad place was a stretch and tbh it kind of still feels like it is. but it’s also a beautiful juxtaposition to tahani: whereas she did good things for the wrong reasons, he unintentionally did bad things because he was so focused on doing the right things

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. - Gal. 6:9

In this part of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church of Galatia, he is encouraging them to keep on doing right in a time where they were falling away and beginning to stray away from the Gospel. Paul is reminding them that they have the OPPORTUNITY to do better (read verse 10). He is reminding that they have the opportunity to keep going and doing what’s right, despite the temptation and pressure to turn away.
When it comes to that goal you have to graduate, to have that career, to move to that new city, or to start your business, recognize that you have the opportunity right now to keep on doing good not grow weary. You have the opportunity to stay focused on the things of God and you keep on planting seeds, and those seeds WILL grow. They may not grow at the pace you want them to grow, but they WILL grow, and the harvest will come in the proper time that God has planned for you.

I encourage you to keep on planting those seeds today. Keep on:

1. Making the Lord your top priority, talking to Him and reading His word daily
2. Being a hard working student or an employee of integrity, even when you get overlooked, and even though it would be SO easy to slack off or to make shortcuts
3. Giving 100% with every paper, every test, every task
4. Making improvements + constantly refining the skills God has given you, not to get attention of others but to bring glory to Him
5. Showing love to people, even the competitors and the people who don’t support you
6. Being a women of your word and fully committing to what you said you were going to do
7. Standing out from the crowd, even if it means there are just a few of you.

God WILL honor your faithfulness. Keep on sowing seeds and do not give up today. Do not slack off. God has more in store, but you’ve got to hang in there. You’ve got to keep going, and through Christ, it IS possible!

Further reading: Gal. 6:1-10, 1 Co 15:58; 2 Co 4:1, Phil. 4:13

I encourage you to spend time each morning focusing on the good things God has done in your life. Think about the dangers and difficulties He’s brought you through, the ways He’s healed you and changed you, and how good it is to know He cares for you and hears your prayers.
—  Joyce Meyer, Daily Devotional, The Best Way to Start the Day

okay but seriously, everyone. If you haven’t seen The Man from U.N.C.L.E., you freaking have to. It’s literally flawless. The performances are on point – Armie Hammer is one of the very few actors I’ve seen who doesn’t overdo a foreign accent thereby making it sound more natural. 

it features UNDERCOVER LOVERS, y’al. 

I mean seriously who doesn’t love that!? And then enemies to bros with the right amount of sass!? Yes please. Not to mention the fact that the film had ample opportunity to throw in a ridiculous love triangle but instead focused on bigger and better things. God bless. 

  • A badass female who’s not afraid to be exactly who she wants.
  • Badass men respecting bad woman (!!!)
  • A man with a disorder portrayed properly. 

Excellent humor. Intriguing storytelling. All around perfection. I don’t know how there could be a single complaint about it. And I want a sequel so seriously, watch the thing.