has anyone ever talked about this scene

i just got back from watching wonder woman again and here are some more of my favorite things 

  • there is not a single goddamn moment where Steve Trevor (or any other man on the good side) ever looks at Diana and talks down to her or calls her a name. i was bracing myself when i went into the movie the first time and i am always just amazed that Steve never calls Diana crazy even when she’s over here talking about ancient greek gods and things he doesn’t believe exists 
  • none of the men ever try to take advantage of the fact that she’s obviously completely new to everything
  • “men, eyes to yourselves thank you” like he didn’t have to say that to those guys in london but he did A+ Steve Trevor thank you
  • “right. specs. because that will stop her from looking like the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen.”
  • “a baby!!”
  • that scene where Diana has ice cream for the first time?? and she gets to eat it without anyone commenting about how “””bad it is””” for her or anything????
  • her biceps while she’s holding that tank over her head?? like yes please
  • The Amazons. All of them. Everything about them.
  • NOOOO boob shots/butt shots/naked scenes–EXCEPT for Chris Pine. there’s one joking moment when Diana goes to change in the middle of the clothing store and it’s Etta that corrects her not Steve. and that entire scene Diana’s just looking for something to move in and we don’t get any “look how good she looks naked” scenes like bless
  • the boat scene. “”twelve volumes””
  • Chief introducing himself to Diana in his own language
  • actually the sheer amount of diversity in a group of like 5 people for a good portion of the movie?? like god bless. same with the amazons
  • no one ever tells Diana she can’t do something because she’s a woman except when she’s walking into places she’s not really supposed to be like the war summit and even then she’s not really ever given the answer “because you’re a woman” for why she wasn’t supposed to be there
  • Antiope’s lieutenant being highly implied to be more than just her lieuenant
  • The Wonder Woman Theme makes me want to kick ass and i love it

i’m sure there’s more stuff that i’m missing but this is only my second time seeing it SO

vriska serket style variation ratings

0-10 0 being “she doesnt deserve this” and 10 being “i would walk into the mouth of a lion just for the illusion of her”

the sprite- understandable but could use some improvement. she looks like she has scene hair and her stress lines are blue like her eyeliner but its okay i love her anyways. rough and rowdy tumble girl! look at that devious little smile. 5/10

the talksprite- we dont talk about this ever. why did you do this to her. 0/10

<33333333- very gay, very good, very pure. look at her little bean smile!!! this cleansed my soul. i would do anything for her. 9/10

determined- doodly hottie. will fight anyones ass. will fight your ass, will fight your dogs ass, and will fight her own ass. how does she keep all of that hair in a hood? magic probably. 6/10


ded- dramatic. intense. very very round face i enjoy. shes gorgeous and i really love her. my personal favorite iteration of vriska. 9/10

glow aesthetic- nose is too tiny and not very necessary. TOO scribbly. not a fan of this one but its bearable. 2/10

WHOP- keeps getting punched. is she alright? does she need an icepack? youd think shed have a concussion by now with all of these punches but she just keeps on going. i am proud of her. 5/10

sleeby- i hope shes having good dreams!!!! i love her!!! sleep well my problematic discourse-inducing child. her eyeliner and lipstick are not actually the color of her blood though which is a little disappointing. still have no idea how she keeps all that hair in a tiny hood. 8/10

done with you- kicked hussies ass like he deserves. sick of you and your shit and your shit’s shit. beautifully shaded and colored, lineart is impeccable, expression is on point. i feel blessed looking at this image with my own two eyes and you should feel the same way too. 888/10

conclusion: vriska is very beautiful and i love her. i hope shes okay


Hey all,

I would like to apologise for my absence from CrossDressing and posting on this blog. I do still have pictures to post from BWBG and I still love dressing. I’ve just had no desire to dress for quite a while now, and I do not know when I will next dress in my own clothes or home.

Ever since visiting Cindy the first time I have thought differently about CrossDressing, and I’m glad. It’s made me realise that I want more out of it, I’ve been taking pictures hidden in the bathroom for too long. I was constantly buying new clothes, wigs and shoes to keep things ‘new’, this is not what I want from my hobby. Especially as every item I buy doesn’t even get worn for even an hour a month, it just doesn’t seem worth it. The most ‘at home’ I have ever felt with my hobby has been with Cindy, as it is an accepting environment. However back at home I’m hiding in the bathroom trying to get as many pictures as possible late at night, which just isn’t enjoyable for me anymore. I want more from my dressing however I don’t know what that is, I’ve thought about the idea of modelling ever since Cindy said I would be great at it. That put a huge smile on my face and is probably the happiest moment I’ve ever experienced whilst dressed.

It was also amazing being dressed and having a social aspect to it, at home it is very isolating and the only social aspect I get is online and mostly anonymous. Most of it is also simply complements on how I look dressed up, and not directly about me as a person. When I dress up I’m expressing my natural femininity as an image, my feminine personality. It’s not a form of escapism or another persona, it’s another image of who I am. It’s not another persona or a way of escaping for me, it’s a way of expressing more of who I am. Plus I really love 'women’s’ fashion.

However the fact that fashion is 'mens’ and 'women’s’ really gets to me in a way, it’s more accepting for a woman to be masculine than it is for a man to be feminine. I also think that clothing should be masculine or feminine, so individuals can wear what suits their personality, not clothing simply assigned to their gender.

I do know I would like my CrossDressing to be a lot more social and known. Due to the way it is viewed by society it cannot be simply told to someone like it could most other hobbies. It is best told one-to-one and even that is hard, you cannot be aware of how they will respond. It isn’t simply accepted or disliked. If it is accepted, they may not even ask what dressing means to you or any other questions like that as the fact that society drives you to approach it one-on-one makes it seem that your sensitive about it therefore they do not want to ask anything that may be too personal. This means you have to take time to explain your personal reasons behind it. It may also simply be a result of prejudice, and they may think they know all the answers already where in actual fact it’s unique to every individual.

Even when I want to talk about it with someone who knows, I have to wait until I can talk to them privately to avoid being overheard by others. So even though they know and I’m with them, I’m still hiding it. I do not feel safe talking about it with someone who knows in a public place, which is still very isolating.

It is said to “be the change you want to see in the world” however with societies views on CrossDressing I really have no idea what could even be done or how to even start. As it’s forcing most CrossDressers to stay in the dark, therefore it is not known or understood by most people. If it was seen more often, it would likely reduce prejudice etc. the only hope I can see currently is that some Transgender individuals are beginning to be accepted. This is not the same at CrossDressing but it does give hope that society may one day understand it and accept it.

It’s so in the dark that I myself as far as I’m aware haven’t even seen another crossdresser in person, ever. Just myself. CrossDressers are a lot more known online, however I myself am afraid to step outside dressed up or even tell others about it in a public place. I always worry it could easily cause a scene. I wish a lot more people would see it as interesting like quite a few that I have told do and not something to be concerned about, like it needs 'fixing’ or is some kind of personality disorder.

The fact that I cannot even affect how it is viewed within my own home or family gives me no hope whatsoever that society as a whole will change its views anytime soon. Which I hate, as I do not want to continue hiding it and feeling isolated. I do not agree that it is something that should be, however we’re driven to hide it no matter what we believe. This also means I’d have difficulty going out dressed up as I couldn’t even walk out the door whilst dressed up without letting anyone know I would be doing so.

I have no reason to go out dressed up but if I ever did I don’t know how I’d go about it due to this. I’d also be worried that being dressed up outside may cause a scene or make others feel uncomfortable if they know I’m CrossDressed and do not accept it. I also worry that some may act out irrationally because they see it as 'abnormal’ and others may frown upon it because of their religion or culture.

If anyone who knows me personally has read this, please contact me. Talk with me about it, I wish so much for it to be more social and to not feel isolated offline. Due to the fact that nobody does, I find it hard to talk about it even with people that know because I have no idea how they feel about it and how interested they really are.

If anyone else who has read this feels as I do, understands or has any thoughts. I’d love to talk, on here or on Kik (PinchedSlinky).

Thank you all for making me feel welcome here <3

@thebarsondaily In regards to your request for Top Ten Barson moments:

I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone talk about this little scene from 16x01, but I adore it.

Liv has nearly 20 years of interrogation experience under her belt– she’s a pro. But when Lil’ Tino starts leveling threats against Noah, her first instinct is to just lean back, and shoot Barba this look like, ‘are you gonna fucking let him talk to me like that?

And he is absolutely not.

anonymous asked:

tell us a lil about cookie? (pronouns, likes/dislikes, etc.)

they/them, occasionally she/her but is finicky about those

they’re a drug dealer of sorts, specifically a type of Alien Hallucinogen that’s kind of a pain to get, and are frequently spotted around this one Club and the general Night Scene (has anyone ever seen them in the daylight?????)

Lloyd is their bodyguard and, supposedly, good friend. The two of them are seen together practically all the time, so if u see one odds r pretty good the other is somewhere near (lloyd btw doesnt really care for or seem to fully grasp gender conventions, and cookie will refer to them with shifting pronouns)

Cookie likes a good time! Parties, music, art, ADRENALINE RUSH, SOCIALIZING!!!! LOVES listening to people talk about Whatever, but especially artsy stuff. Seems drawn to artists, be they musicians, painters, filmmakers, what have u. And also is a fan of Juicy information. Be it blackmail or something bigger. In fact, they’re known to trade Interesting Tidbits for the goods, if u dont have the money. But they always seem to know when someone is lying, so dont do that.

They tend to dislike other Designers and Rules. Rules Rule Rules, Bah. Dislikes being in any crowd that isnt some high octane party? So like. Busy Restaurants, bars, etc.

No one actually seems to know much about Cookie bc they tend to share little more than the more Frivolous details of their life.

Enigmatic as all hell, opinion on them varies. Some people find them extremely charming and intuitive! Generous and sweet, nearly always seems to know the right things to say or do!

Others find them Deeply unnerving, with a tendency to get under their skin and into their head. Definitely appears to know things they shouldn’t know, or makes a comment on something a person Swears they never said out loud? In general, feels like they can see right through you, sometimes 


Your response was right on target and I wanted to write a separate post on it cause I don’t want take up  dash space but I did want to talk about this a little more. 

Daryl has and has had a conditioned response to threats most of his life, this ‘muscle memory is exactly that. It used  to be when people got too close into his personal space that he would respond in a defensive way with either his words or actions.  Someone who has been systematically, physically, mentally and emotionally most of their lives is going to react differently to some so-called ‘normal’ situations than someone who has been mostly in a normal environment. 

Carol’s bending down to kiss him on the forhead is a perfect example you used because it was highly unlikely that Daryl got a normal, non-painful interaction when people got that close. That heartbreaking flinch was a reaction to a percieved threat that wasn’t even there. It’s almost surprising to him on a subconcious level that that didn’t result in some kind of new pain.  Carol was probably the first person who was really nice to him in quite a long time. One could imagine the effect that would have. 

As for the Triggerfinger scene, I think in many ways he was expecting her to lay into him, or worse to blame him for it. He already responsible and pretty useless cause he couldn’t find that girl and really didn’t know how to deal with that. And her (at least to him) bizarre response to the death in trailer sort of confused him as well.  So his reaction was to push back at her before she could hurt him (in his mind) or reject him some way. He acted according to what he thought would make her go away, and in way to protect himself like he’s always done. 

You’d notice that in this scene (and in the scene in Still) he voice and mannerisms change quite a bit. Sounding more onery and recnecky than usual. It’s a different tone altogether. One could imagine his father most likely sounded exactly like this when he was lighting into his son about whatever happened to piss him off that day.  The transformation in both cases was kind of unsettling to watch and that raised was certainly scary.  Just as his manhandling of Beth was as well. 

It was interesting to watch though, especially in retrospect, how well this transformation occurred. It was one part protection mechanism and another  pat a way of playing into what he thought they both saw him as. In Carol’s case it was definitly a way to try and make her go away.  

And there was certainly no excuse for his actions in either case but understanding the reasoning goes a long way in understanding the person. 

And you were right, with Carol he stopped short of it. Never laid a hand on her. Has never ever laid a violent hand on her. And since then rarely raises his voice with her. His approach has been exactly the opposite of violent. In fact I think it’s obvious he’s cut his own arm off before actually hurting and would kill just about anyone who would.  

If you watch the scenes with Ed and put them next to scenes with Daryl (which has been done in several gif sets, you can see just how different they are with her.  

Ed talked down, got in her face,would grab her violently,  smacked her openly in public and basically scared the shit out of her pretty much all the time. She was terrified of him and crossing him in any way. Daryl on the other,  dosen’t tell her to do anything and talks to her quietly. When he does put his hand on her in any way it’s its gentle. Other than that first time he never berates her and always respects her space. 

He never hurts in any way, in fact protects the shit out of her and would perfectly willing to beat the shit out of anyone who threatens her at all. Everything he does screams total opposite of Ed in pretty much every way.  And when you consider the violence he came and what he could’ve been capable of, its nothing short of beautiful the way he is with her. 

The fact is she understood what he was doing and why even then, and she even went to him the next and called him out for it (in that cut scene, check it out on youtube if you haven’t seen it) . She waited til morning til he’d cooled off a bit and basically confronted him with his own bullshit.  She wasn’t afraid of him. Never has been. And he’s never given her reason to. 

The beautiful trust that only two people who’ve been through similar hells could have with each other. 

anonymous asked:

One of the reasons why I never could ship Donna/Harvey is because of the power imbalance between the two. Writers usually "fix" this issue first by establishing, despite their jobs, both characters are on equal standing. But Donna&Harvey don't even seem to be good friends: she was astonished when Harvey came to her play which suggests he usually didn't even though this is important to her bc she DIDN'T expect Harvey to come. Plus Harvey doesn't really seem to respect her? Am I imagining this?

Hi anon! I gotta be honest and say I’m not in the greatest mindset for fandom right now because I’m still very much shaken by the election here in the US and all the subsequent hate crimes and other things happening since but I’m going to try to answer this and I’m probably going to be more blunt than I should be and get in trouble but here goes.

Long story short. No you aren’t imagining it.

I agree there is a very much unaddressed power imbalance between Harvey and Donna that contributes to why I don’t ship them. But more than that it’s the way Harvey responds to that power imbalance because he doesn’t want to see it changed and he doesn’t see them as equal. The scene in 2x05 where she says that he doesn’t tell her everything and he yells at her that it’s because he’s her boss is one of the best examples of that. Harvey fundamentally views their relationship differently than Donna does and the show has never given any indication that has changed. Does he care about Donna? Yes, of course. But he also sees her as someone who’s life he has power over. No greater example of that is that over the years he’s paid her above and beyond what the company values her work at without her knowledge which gave her a false sense of worth as an employee at PSL and when she finds out nothing comes of it. They dropped what should have been an issue between them. Donna just found out that she wasn’t worth what she thought professionally because Harvey kept it from her and there was no further dealing with that because this show has zero interest in Donna’s self worth professionally or personally. She is there merely as an extension of Harvey and Louis’s characters and occasionally Rachel’s in order to further their storylines.

As far as Donna and Harvey being friends, the show has done too much tell and not enough show in that department for me to feel that their friendship is genuine. We are told repeatedly that Donna knows more than anyone about Harvey but we aren’t shown Harvey ever telling Donna anything. Everything Donna knows about Harvey she knows because either she was there to witness it happen as his secretary, she overheard it listening in on the intercom or someone else has informed her of it. We’ve never seen Harvey divulge something deeply personally to Donna. We have seen him have those scenes with Mike, Jessica and Scottie but not Donna. The only time Harvey confides anything in Donna is when he wants her to talk him out of something like when he went to her apartment instead of his therapist’s office when he was contemplating turning himself in during episode 5x15. He wanted Donna to talk him out of doing it.

Even more importantly for someone we are to believe he has a genuine friendship with we are never shown them socializing in the ways he does the other characters. Case in point he’d only ever been to her apartment two times in over the decade she’s been working for him up until last season. How many times has he and Mike been at each other’s places? How many times has Jessica been at his place? Like you said, she was shocked he was going to her play. We don’t see Harvey consider Donna part of his social circle. He spends time outside of work with Mike all the time so why not Donna? For me it goes back to the above, he doesn’t see his relationship with her as something sustainable outside the office. When she was fired in s2 he didn’t go see her once to check on her and only showed up at her place when he needed something from her professionally. Contrast that to when Mike was fired and Harvey cleared his whole schedule for him. Every time we’ve ever seen Harvey go to Donna’s with the exception of one time, it’s been because he needs her to either talk him out of something or because he needed something from her office related.

As for him respecting her, he doesn’t. He only cares about her needs until it comes up against his needs. He has no problem degrading her or dismissing her wants if it interferes with what he wants. Their relationship is a co-dependent mess that has little respect in it at all because I’d argue Donna doesn’t really respect Harvey either. Most of the time it seems like Donna doesn’t even like him despite being in love with him.

And here’s where I’m going to get into real trouble but I’m saying it anyway, I think a large part of Harvey’s attitude toward Donna stems because he doesn’t see her as his intellectual equal. I am not saying by any means that Donna isn’t smart, she is very intelligent but she is not playing on the same level that Harvey, Mike or even Scottie is when it comes down to it. Harvey loves to be challenged and he loves to compete with someone who can think just as fast as him and outsmart him. His whole attraction to Scottie stems heavily from her being in constant competition with him at Harvard. He hired Mike because Mike was a genius and that excited Harvey. Harvey is used to being the smartest person in the room and when that is challenged he is instantly intrigued. If you look at the women Harvey has had relationships with or pursued relationships with beyond a one night stand they are all accomplished, intelligent women at the top of their field. Scottie, Zoe Lawford, Evan Smith and Esther. All of them are either in charge of their own business or a lawyer on even footing with Harvey in their own right. Donna doesn’t fit this mold. She is literally beneath Harvey professionally. It goes back to the whole power imbalance argument and the show not ever showing us that this is something Harvey has any interest in fixing or showing us that Harvey sees Donna as his equal in any way. Donna doesn’t challenge him beyond challenging him emotionally and the more Harvey has evolved emotionally the less he has needed Donna for that reason. The last season most of their interactions has been Donna needlessly lecturing Harvey on something he already figured out for himself. Their relationship has never evolved beyond that and Harvey has never showed an interest in evolving it. If the show was being completely honest about their relationship, they have both outgrown it. The show never put any real effort in evolving them. Any momentum we have seen happen between Harvey and Donna has been easily erased because of that when the writers decide they don’t want to pursue anything with them that season. So for me these two characters have grown apart more than together and a window for the show to have an organic evolving of their relationship into something romantic has long since past. These are two people who would be better off parting ways more than coming together because of the show’s refusal to evolve them. They are the most stagnant relationship on the show. Even Harvey’s relationships with Louis and Rachel have evolved more. And that is one of the many reasons I can’t ship them.

So I hope that answered your question. I probably said too much but I’m posting this anyway. Thanks for the ask!


3/7 bf!monsta x

  • the most sunshine filled boyfriend!!
  • you’ll always be laughing or smiling because of something he said
  • he’d be your literal daily dosage of vitamin qt
  • probably the cheesiest one out of all the members
  • you’ll watch romcoms and dramas together and he’ll want to reenact everything
  • “what do you mean you won’t give me another kiss?? it’s part of the scene!”
  • he’d be such a whiny and pouty but cute mess
  • would talk nonstop about you to everyone he meets
  • like somehow he’ll find a way to work you into all of his conversations
  • he’s the type to feed you endless compliments
  • “has anyone ever told you that your elbows are really pretty?”
  • lots and lots of couple selfies
  • probably would force you to wear couple clothing
  • he’s the type to always be texting or calling you throughout the day
  • whiny minhyuk because he misses you
  • “i just wanted to hear your voice”
  • “minhyuk, it’s 3 am and i literally saw you a few hours ago”
  • the clingiest cuddler!
  • lots and lots of skinship
  • would probably wrap his arms and legs around you while snuggling
  • raising a dog would minhyuk would be the cutest thing
  • you would probably have the most difficult time trying to name the puppy because minhyuk will insist on naming it some dumb name
  • “what’s wrong with the name mr. fluffy?”
  • hands intertwined while walking under the cherry blossoms in the park with your dog running in front of you
  • affectionate head rubbing and eskimo kisses
  • late night rants
  • pillow fights that end in huge messes that the both of you will be too tired to clean up
  • honestly he’d love you so so much
  • you would think that he couldn’t get anymore hyper or happy but with you he would just be on a whole other level
  • but when it comes time to be serious minhyuk will always be there for you
  • he’d hug you tight and let you cry on his shoulders when you need to
  • never leaving your side when you’re sick
  • him trying to make you soup but failing epically
  • would smile and try to laugh it off anyways
  • “go away minhyuk, i don’t wanna get you sick”
  • “if i do get sick i don’t have to worry because you’re my medicine”
  • he’d just love to make you laugh and see you be happy all the time
  • kareoke with minhyuk would be your favorite past time
  • cue high pitched screaming into mics at 1 am
  • he’d get so carried away with the god damn tambourine
  • brb, gonna go drown in my tears because i really need someone like minhyuk in my life
Grace may be straight, but she definitely wasn’t in Don’t Look Back

So yeah, I’m on the train and am gonna write the thing.

I was rewatching the Gracevas parts of Don’t Look Back last night, and knowing now that Grace is straight, I was struck by how not straight she acted in the movie. Yes, I am a shipper, so of course I’m going to want to see things that point to my ship. But if you know anything about Grace as a character, so many of her actions are firmly NOT platonic in DLB.

So first, we know Grace is weird about physical affection. In Next Class season 2, she is shown to hesitant to hug Maya, her best friend, and ultimately only hugs her because Maya wants to. Even their hug at the end of season 1 was mostly one-sided on Maya’s end, with Grace looking awkward. But with Zoe, someone she barely knows? They roll around in the grass together and hold hands for the entire car ride.

Hell, in the scene where they have lunch together, Grace casually touches Zoe’s shoulder as she gets up to refill their drink. Who does that with their friend? I don’t, and I’m a pretty affectionate person. Grace would never.

And their whole conversation about love, staring into each other’s eyes and talking about how falling in love is as scary and exciting as a roller coaster. Has Grace EVER had a conversation so mushy with anyone else? Also Grace was talking from experience, so if she wasn’t falling for Zoe then who was she talking about? Oh, and “Careful, you might be the one in love with me”, HOW IS THAT NOT FLIRTING?

And then there was Grace’s jealousy over Zoe hanging out with Miles. Sure, it can be written off as Grace just not liking him, but did Grace ever care when Maya was dating him? Nope. Plus, her reactions were purely jealousy. She got annoyed at their PDA, and was really angry to have Zoe hang out with him instead of her. Sure, I would be a little annoyed if one of my best friends ditched me to hang out with her boyfriend, but I wouldn’t be THAT upset just to have them around me. And when Zoe accuses Grace of being a “lovesick lesbian”, GRACE LOOKS HURT.

And just… they became friends so fast. Grace took forever to open up to Maya, but just a couple weeks into the summer Grace was telling Zoe the summer would suck without her, and they were hanging out all the time one on one…. like I would expect that from Zoe but Grace? Never.

Like look, you don’t have to ship Gracevas, but Grace was so clearly coded as queer and having a crush on Zoe in DLB. None of her actions are consistent with her character otherwise. This isn’t even getting into everything that happened in Next Class season 1! We were being deliberately played by the writers, which is why it hurt so much when Grace was revealed to be straight. They coded her as queer, they had her play up a crush on Zoe, they had her have sex with Zoe…. and then nope! Straight. This goes so far beyond a character being ambiguous in their sexuality. The writers wanted Grace being straight to be a “plot twist”, and in doing so they severely burned their queer female fandom.

Queerbaiting hurts us, it really does. This isn’t just about fans being upset their shp didn’t happen. And I’m still so bitter. The writers have proven they are fully capable of writing brilliant stories, but they really screwed up here. They probably don’t even get it, and we’ll probably never even get an apology.

anonymous asked:

I hope this isn't graphic or makes you uncomfortable but in empty skies, I really like how you made harry not have sex with anyone else. That entire scene where he confesses it just makes me so emotional. The way Louis is like I don't care what experience you have, that just hits me! I can't explain why I love it properly, it's like in that moment Louis has this boy in his bed, and knows that he's only ever experienced him.

Hii! No worries. I wrote it after all, so it doesn’t make me uncomfortable to talk about it! 

I remember all of my betas were baffled with it, actually. We discussed it and most of them found it unrealistic. I don’t think it is, though, and even today, I still stand by that. I’m happy to know there are other people whoagree with me on that, and who don’t see Harry as odd or strange for what he’s decided. 

Thank you <33 

Innovating Scenes or Characters in Action Films

So I just got out of watching Kingsman: The Secret Service and I was reminded of a problem in Hollywood that I’ve had for a long time and I’m going to say it now:

Action films fucking SUCK.

Remember the days of like Transporter? Where the name “Jason Statham” could get you in theaters just like that (imagine I just snapped my fingers)? Nowadays, you see that Statham has a new film and you sort of roll your eyes because Parker looks so incredibly…average.

The Hollywood scene has saturated the action film market and action films along the veins of Transporter that would have ordinarily bombarded the market, just wind up going straight to DVD or on Netflix. SERIOUSLY, go to the action section in Netflix and you will see a TON of action films released in the past 5 years that you’ve NEVER heard of before with famous actors.

So when filmmakers or actors/actresses receive critical appraise or wide positive response, it’s usually because they’re pushing not just the boundaries of Hollywood filmmaking of shitty shakycam and editing, but also the boundaries of choreography.

This is a list of examples of people who have excelled the traditional Hollywood style action scenes. Mind you, this is not a list about action heroes or heroines but only those who have really showcased some crazy innovative work. We’re also keeping this to Hollywood productions as opposed to international hits like The Raid. Since there’s a lot of examples I’ll try to keep descriptions brief (unless I’m super passionate about a particular example).

1. Antje Traue as Faora Ul in Man of Steel (2013)

Many people have mixed feelings towards Man of Steel. But regardless of whatever side of the coin they’re on, everyone walked out of that theater talking about the scene where Faora took on the military soldiers. It’s perhaps the most talked about scene in the film, and a lot of Superman fans or comic book fans in general talk about how this was the scene where they FINALLY nailed not just Kryptonian/Superman’s powers, but the problem with super strength and speed in general (the problem being, how do you make a fight entertaining when someone can move really fast and beat everyone with one punch). The answer? Faora’s fight scene. Yes, in a film about Superman, neither he nor the main villain is attributed to having the coolest scene. She’s evil, wants to kill all humans–but man it’s hard to not like her in that sequence. And it’s quite tragic that her scenes are better CGI than the very obviously fake Superman and Zodd.

2. Emily Blunt as Rita Vrataski in Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

You’ve probably seen Edge of Tomorrow aka Live Die Repeat aka All You Need Is Kill on every “2014’s most underrated movies” list. And you best believe those lists are right because aside from the film being a truly awesome piece of sci-fi action (I call it the Starcraft film we always wanted), Emily Blunt shines as the war hero Rita Vrataski. During the extended montage sequence of the looping battles she endures, there are quite some incredible action sequences, specifically one of her lunging at an alien with her giant sword. Though the focus is Tom Cruise’s character and his evolution, he just goes around shooting things while she LUNGES AT ALIENS WITH A SWORD.

3. Sharni Vinson as Erin in You’re Next (2011/2013)

I feel like I’m getting more obscure but things will pick up, I promise. But this is a very crucial addition to the list as Sharni Vinson stars in You’re Next, a horror thriller film that’s not really a horror thriller film. DO NOT READ FURTHER, PLOT SPOILERS AHEAD.

Instead, the film takes the typical “home invasion” thriller genre and turns it on its head. Instead of a woman scared and constantly cowering in fear, Erin surprisingly, and very easily fights off and kills the many intruders. The innovation is not so much in the choreography here but in the execution of the idea. There are a few horror films where they have the protagonists “fight back” but never this way.

4. Zoe Saldana in Literally Everything

This one is interesting, because Zoe has not exactly starred in any innovative choreography, or innovative storytelling for action. In fact, Zoe’s fight scenes tend to be “very Hollywood” and the plot of her films range from “stale” to “alright this is entertaining enough” and yet she’s on this list because she’s probably the only lady doing this. The action film genre has long been a boy’s club and while some women have done a few action films, Zoe Saldana is probably the only woman who is a genuine action star known for her action fight work, and is very famous for it. Colombiana didn’t do much to help her career since the film itself was not a cult or critical hit. It just sort of came and went. But with the massive success of Guardians of the Galaxy (despite having few action scenes even though she’s one of the most dangerous assassins) hopefully this will pave the path for more Saldana-led action films.

5. Most of the main cast in Sucker Punch (2011)

First off, this film was absolutely terrible. The ratings for it skirt around 20 ~ 30% and rightfully so. Sucker Punch was a terrible film but it was visually stunning and the action choreography was out of this world cool. 

In fact, this film was directed by Zack Snyder, who also directed Man of Steel, which means he was responsible for that awesome Faora fight mentioned earlier. So Sucker Punch is a terrible film, so why is it here? Because it’s probably got some of the best action sequences I’ve seen in cinema to date. My favorite is the train robot scene. If you watch closely, there is not a single cut. Obviously, filmmakers cheat thanks to CGI, but from a narrative and viewer standpoint, there is not a single cut, making this a long one shot, which is PRETTY god damn cool. The entire film is like this, with cool innovative, non-Hollwood esque choreography, and a lot of stylized work. Honestly, it was probably just one long sizzle reel to get Man of Steel.

6. Chloe Grace Moretz as Hit Girl in Kick-Ass (2010)

You, or someone you knew, did not shut up about this fucking film when it first came out. Rightfully so. Director Matthew Vaughn’s work in Kick-Ass was amazing, making even Nicolas Cage seem really cool again even though he was wearing a knock-off Batman mask. But it’s star? Hit Girl. The foul mouthed little child concept, and the unbelievable speed, precision and hyper violent brutality of her fighting style…this character made this film a rousing success and by itself launched Chloe Grace Moretz’s career. The action choreography in this film has still been unmatched until very recently…

7. Keanu Reeves as John Wick in John Wick (2014)

Keanu hasn’t really had a big hit since the Matrix films. That was until John Wick came along. Now I’m not saying it launched him back into that same A-List celebrity status, but he had produced a lot of flops since the Matrix, 47 Ronin being a notable recent failure, but John Wick was accepted and beloved by many. Why? The action.

John Wick pushed the innovation on action to a whole new level: Precision, tight, and clean. People lost their minds watching this film because of its use of gun-fu/gunkata, a form of gunplay that is so artfully and masterfully used that it is compared to that kungfu or japanese swordsmanship. The shots were unbelievably clean, no shakycam, and you knew what the hell was going on. It ditched the Hollywood premise of a massive shootout and instead, nearly 99% of all shots fired by John hit or killed his target. Up until now if you haven’t yet understood what I mean by “innovative action sequences” watch the infamous “nightclub scene” that sums up the brutality and precision of his skills throughout the entire film and how it separates itself from “Hollywood shootouts”. By the way? KEANU REEVES IS FUCKING FIFTY. AND HE DID A MAJORITY OF THAT PHYSICAL STUNT WORK HIMSELF.

8. Colin Firth as Galahad in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

Church scene. That is all. (*Fun fact: They did the entire scene in ONE take. No camera or CGI tricks.)

9. Sofia Boutella as Gazelle in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

I’ll be brief about Kingsman since the film is incredibly fresh and new and I want people to actually go and experience this at the cinemas: Gazelle is the “right hand”/“lieutenant” character of the main villain of the film (Samuel L Jackson). Similar to Faora, Gazelle left a big impression on viewers as she is a killer with two prosthetic (metal I think?) legs that also can bring out a long sharp thing that pretty much turns her legs into dual swords. And she is fucking GRACEFUL with her murder. Because her weapon of choice involves her feet, there’s a lot of fancy footwork and gymnast/ballet like movement to her fight choreography. Of course, Matthew Vaughn from Kick-Ass was also behind this film and is responsible for her and Colin Firth’s Galahad’s amazing fight sequences. I really want to talk more about her but she is absolutely amazing and if you ever want to see a woman kick some real ass, this film is right on the money.

10. Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in All Marvel Films She’s In

Since her appearance in Iron Man 2, Scarlett Johansson has been wow'ing us as Black Widow with her acrobatics, truly assassin like take downs. Marvel has always pushed the envelope on its action sequences, and Winter Soldier definitely stepped it up for Cap and Widow. Though she had considerably less fight scenes since it is CAP’s film. But anyone who’s seen her fight will tell you, she definitely brings something new and fresh to the table when it comes to hand to hand combat and she could really pave the way for studios to entrust more women with high octane action films, as opposed to just young adult dystopian future action films like The Hunger Games. If only Marvel would consider doing that solo or Hawkeye teamup film…

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So what was the point of this whole list? Well, honestly, you have to watch all these films and these scenes (in the context of the films) to truly appreciate and understand what I’m trying to get at. These actors, directors and unnamed stunt coordinators are doing something truly different with the genre of the action film and I think we really need to be pursuing this route as filmmakers.

I really think those who managed to get through this long ass post should truly go check out Kingsman: The Secret Service as it is not just an homage to fun spy films but also a great look into what could be the very next step in high octane action fight scenes. 

ok so with all this kastle stuff coming out now that karen is going to be in the punisher series (!!!) i’ve been thinking…and @holysmitten said i should write some meta based on the tags i wrote on THIS post. so here are some thoughts i have! 

first let me say that i love kastle i adore kastle and they are my otp. however. i do not want them to be canon (romantically) in the punisher series. if you do, that’s great!! i’m not gonna discourage you from it! all i’m saying is i don’t think it would fit with frank’s character especially. 

here’s why: first of all, he became the punisher because of the loss of his wife and children. before they died he was in the marines, and after his family died, all he has left is his military training. so he’s continuing that war, but instead of overseas, he’s in hell’s kitchen killing people who were involved in his family’s death, and later he hunts down people who are hurting other families (human trafficking etc). and as far as relationships go? frank is NOT prepared mentally to move on. i think he is drawn to karen because she treats him like a human and actually cares about him and hurts for him. but the ache he feels for his wife is not gone. frank told matt in the graveyard scene he was too tired to take his wife to bed. frank regrets this or he wouldn’t have brought it up. so i think for frank - sex is something very very intimate. now in the comics when frank is the punisher he has some sexual encounters - but they are not romantic attachments, just a one night stand type of thing. and that would not be fair to karen and i think frank knows this. he knows he cannot give her the kind of relationship she deserves. he obviously cares about her, he saved her life. and then he told her to leave him alone. he does not want to hurt her. he knows she cares about him and because he can’t give her emotional support he pushes her away. 

that burden would not be fair to karen. she may think she is ready for it, but it’s not fair. she would have to constantly worry about her safety and she would have to live a lie if she “dated” frank. the emotional toll on her would be extremely heavy (it’d be heavy if she were w/ matt as well but with frank it’s different). and frank is aware of this. he doesn’t want anyone else hurt (unless they deserve it) and he respects karen too much to put her through that. and tbh i just don’t think frank has it in him anymore. part of him died when his wife died. the way he talked about her in the diner scene, like this man LOVED his wife so much. i imagine he would feel guilty for ever moving on at least romantically. especially so soon. 

so. since we know we are getting some frank and karen interaction which i am extremely happy about!! i just hope that they have a relationship of trust and teasing and comfortableness. maybe they help each other. and i also think it would be interesting if karen admitted to having feelings for frank - and he shuts her down (gently of course) MAYBE WITH A KISS ON THE CHEEK OR FOREHEAD!!! i’d settle for a hug even. i just want them to be there for each other, but for the sake of karen AND frank i think that the shouldn’t have a romantic relationship with each other as far as the show goes. and i don’t think frank should have one at all. NOW AS FAR AS FIC GOES…GIMME!!! GIMME ALL THE KASTLE!! gimme fics gimme aus gimme headcanons all of it!! 

so long story short: what i want for kastle as far as the punisher series goes, i want them to be the ULTIMATE brotp (with a lot of sexual tension) while in my fic and aus they are my otp in a romantic sense because i can’t get enough kastle fic. 

Hidden SaNami - Manga and filler

You know… Sometimes I can kind of understand why people don’t “see“ SaNami. Because a lot of the time their moments are either hidden, or happens so fast that we barely have time to realize it.

Mostly this happens in fillers or in movies and sometimes the anime actually changes or adds to SaNami moments that are originally Oda’s. There are some really undervalued moments in the manga as well. Sometimes I’m not even sure all Sanji x Nami shippers are aware of some. I’m not going to point out every single moment, but I will bring up some points that I have some particular thoughts about.

I also want to talk about how the anime tend to exaggerate Sanji’s mellorine-mode and how that might make people misinterpret Sanji and Nami’s relationship.

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i don’t want to talk about this all day lol, it’s swan queen week and i have better things to do + i’m not interested in actor bashing or any of that. don’t do that, this isn’t about an actress, it’s about her words, so let’s only talk about those. i do think it’s important to critique problematic ideas and dissect why it is that they’re problematic, so here goes.

the insistence jen has on emma sacrificing herself “for the town” and claiming that she’s just clarifying the narrative is incorrect. (as is any attempt to inform others that the narrative you’re depicting is something else than what they’re seeing- you can’t make people interpret things differently than they see them onscreen.) emma explicitly says to regina you’ve worked too hard to have your happiness destroyed, framing it as a sacrifice for regina that had been set up throughout the season- that emma can and would give up everything for regina’s happiness. the writers choosing for the darkness to attack one person and not everyone or even the clocktower or something (with the understanding that it would target the whole town) is intentional. even emma’s words about what the darkness is doing to regina- to her alone! not what future harm it might do to others!- is intentional.

the scene is framed completely around emma sacrificing herself for regina, and whatever evil emma might have stopped for the sake of the town is secondary and not the consideration there. abc’s official promo- even the onceabc twitter- has confirmed that it was for regina. disinterested media sites have confirmed it was for regina. it was never a point of doubt for anyone but the people who’ve been staunchly against the emma/regina friendship all along.

and why for them? why does it frustrate so much when jen keeps talking about swan town? because this is one of the rare explicitly meaningful swan queen moments we’ve ever had. this is a scene that doesn’t stand behind other excuses (it’s for henry/it’s for the town/she’d do it for anyone) and is only about the development of a relationship that has taken four years of development to reach that kind of sacrifice. this is a scene beyond even things like regina jumping away to have the chernabog take her, beyond emma’s concern for her on the undercover mission- because this is a scene where you can’t invent other reasons why it doesn’t matter to these women and this relationship! it’s explicitly framed, stated, and handed to us as a beautiful culmination of a year of friendship and affection that can’t be handwaved away.

so finding some obscure way to apply your headcanon to it becomes problematic and frustrating, yes. it invalidates a moment of love and friendship in an attempt to appease everyone. we don’t get I love yous or kisses or even hugs. we don’t get any true validation of a relationship that clearly exists on the show and was even the focus of it in 4b. what we do get is an explicitly for-regina sacrifice, and this is a wild attempt to neutralize it into something meaningless instead.

anonymous asked:

For no particular reason I would like to go on record as saying that if Dean & Cas don't become a thing then the "pining for someone else" line in 11x11 is the worst use of that trope EVER, but I still love Robbie's writing. Sorry, rewatch feels.

Lol I am with ya there nonny!

Dean’s whole development arc lately has been based around that pining line. I answered an ask the other day where anon commented that maybe the pining thing was for Mary…

I wasn’t in a great mood that day anyway and my response was eww gross… but I have had time to think about it and okay, as a massive cop out, I can kinda see it now. 

Before I start I should probably suggest that I find the whole Oedipus thing abhorrent, but I kinda do get how the show could pull that particular dick move. But here’s why I don’t think they would…

The issue with Dean’s pining storyline is that it begun in 10x16 with the ‘things, people, feelings, that he wants to experience differently” line. He ADMITTED to having feelings for people…. I mean, there is NO OTHER WAY you can take this line. NO OTHER WAY. Unless you are a DIE HARD DENIALIST and therefore DELUSIONAL you cannot possibly deny it.

As an experiment, we should show this scene to anyone who has never ever watched and episode of SPN and never heard of destiel and ask them what the hell they think he is talking about. I guarantee they will say he is admitting to having feelings for someone, or that he regrets not starting something with someone romantically. That’s the only way this line can be read. I will not argue with people on this because its just fact. 

This was PRE-AMARA please remember. So then, when Season 11 comes around and we get all this crap about wanting ‘something, not marriage but something, with a hunter?’ and “follow your heart” and “If there’s one thing I’ve learned in all my years on the road, its when somebody’s pining for somebody else”, we end up pulling out hair out because if this was ANY OTHER situation, AT ALL, and if Dean had ANY single female friends who were also main characters, or if Cas was a girl. I can GUARANTEE you, that the entire audience right now would be like “Oh yeah, Dean has totally got it bad for whatshername, its gotta be her, he’s in love with someone.”

But, since Dean has no possible female connections who could fit this ‘pining’ arc, the media and the general heteronormative viewer and the delusional straight dean stans look elsewhere. They look to Amara because ‘well obviously he is pining for Amara she has a hold over him’ (except that Amara wasn’t something the writers were actively thinking about as early as when they were writing 10x16) and then to say ‘well actually he could have been pining for his mother this whole time’ well yes but same argument applies. The writers were not considering bringing Mary back as early as 10x16. Even if they were, why would they frame Dean’s confession with a person in mind? Because people don’t just refer to ‘people they wanna experience differently’ about someone who died when they were 4 years old. Nor do people obviously look like they are pining for their long dead mother to the point that an almost total stranger can pick up on it. 

Nope. Because those are not symbols of wanting your dead mum to hug you, nor are they symbols of that creepy pre-creation goddess who wants to eat your soul. They are, in fact, all signs of the classic ‘in love’ trope. Because Dean Winchester is in love. He has been for years. Deeply repressed love that he believes is unrequited because he is a freaking dingbat at times but still. He is in love. With his best friend. Who happened to be an angel of the lord. Called Castiel. 

He was a boy, He was an angel of the lord. Can I make it ANY MORE OBVIOUS.

If the show drops this now, or tries to brush it off as either Amara or Mary, they would have fucked up the most classic trope in fucking story telling. You can’t fuck up the most classic trope in fucking story telling just because its a bit gay. I think if you do, Shakespeare’s ghost may come haunt you for the rest of your days… I’m looking at you Bucklemming.  

Two things anon:

1. You may have read it all but I wrote it. I thought it up. Wrote it down. Edited it. Usually more than once. I’m proud of myself and I give you permission to be proud of yourself on your smutty reading habits too. 

2. this goes below a cut so people can skip me talking about how dirty I’m willing to make my dirty smut. 

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why are all bellarke interactions like super iconic??? literally after every time they have them in the same room, something HISTORICAL happens and it’s hugely symbolic and significant to each other’s character development

clarke rarely has scenes this important with anyone else, outside of scenes with her various significant others

and just in season 3 alone we have had some of the biggest bellarke moments ever

  • 3x02: the cave scene where bellamy smiles out of bliss and relief and strokes her hair and clarke mumbles his name and he says “I’ll get you out of here” (and then everything that follows)
  • 3x03: bellamy is the last to speak to clarke (let’s talk about framing here- like in 2x16, this interaction is the most significant to clarke and so it is saved for last) and also bellamy looked unbelievably good like praise the lord kinda good when he made that Angry Face at clarke and lex.a just bless 
  • 3x05: the fight - a vulnerable side of bellamy we never see!! - but seriously no the hand holding, the gazing, clarke’s sad hopeful smile and the “i know we can fix this” b/c she believes in their togetherness 
  • 3x11: the hand bandaging and the damn looks they gave each other the whole episode but mostly the bandaging

the writers can say whatever they want but srsly they have no chill when it comes to writing Iconic Bellarke

You know what I really like about this new clip? The fact that Isak did at least a little bit of research about mania/bipolar disorder on his own, but that probably none of what he looked up/found were personal accounts of living with bipolar disorder or living with someone with bipolar disorder. It was wikipedia articles and such. And that’s good, that helps you understand it somewhat, but there’s a vital difference between the medical, technical understanding of an illness and understanding the lived experience. And that’s what Magnus provided.

In a way, this entire season has also been about communication, and I love that. Anyone who has ever talked to me about any kind of relationship has probably heard me go on and on about how most problems can/could be solved by better communication between people. It’s one of the biggest challenges we face, as people, to communicate clearly, and kindly, and openly.

Isak struggles to tell his friends about his sexuality, and that causes trouble until he does.

Even tells Sonja about Isak almost immediately, and that gets rid of a problem (or would, if her half of the communication had worked as well as his, because she probably refused to accept it, as implied by the scene between her and Isak), BUT doesn’t tell Isak about it beforehand and makes Isak nervous with his disappearing act.

When Isak doesn’t know what’s going on with Even and Eskild tells him to play hard to get, Jonas tells him to be clear about what he wants - et voilà, result. (Sidenote: playing hard to get is stupid and should be booted as a concept.)

In the morning after kitchen scene, Isak brings up not one, but two issues he’s insecure about with regards to Even, and Even can disspell both of them. Cue happy pop songs and kissing and “mannen i mit liv”.

Isak tells his father and mother about Even, and that gives an impetus for an improvement in their relationship.

Isak and Sana have a discussion about religion/science and they both learn from it.

Even reaches out to Isak post episode in an attempt at communication, but isn’t very clear about it. Isak shuts it down, and they both stay miserable for three more days.

Isak tells his friends about what’s going on, Magnus provides much needed perspective.

I love how with Isak we’ve gotten a character who listens when people talk to him.

Even Sonja talking to Isak gives Isak at least some needed information. And I think part of why Sonja’s words hurt so much is that in that moment Isak didn’t have the emotional capacity to be wary of what she was saying. If she’d told him about Even’s mania just after their happy bubble of a weekend, I’m not convinced he wouldn’t have asked Even about it. But as it was he had no idea what was going on, he was scared, alone, cold, and there was this girl who’s known Even for four years, telling him things that, on the surface, connected with the dots of Isak’s experience/insecurities.

Not because Even hasn’t shown a tremendous amount of care for Isak, but because Isak has constantly been in a slight state of bewilderment about it. Like, he runs with it, everytime Even gives him the least bit of attention, but he’s quick to doubt the sincerity and longevity of it as well. Isak hardly ever initiates anything between them in the beginning, he always waits for Even to come to him. Because Even is this cool, older guy who knows cool music (mostly), and has interesting and dark thoughts about the state of the self, and Isak is just this kid trying to figure out life. Isak is constantly trying to prove to Even he’s worthy of being with him, and when Even tells him he’s broken up with Sonja (the first time), I’m pretty sure Isak’s “I’ve decided I’m better off without mentally ill people in my life” was at least in part said in order to reassure Even that he’s not getting into anything messy with Isak. That he hasn’t broken up with his gf of four years just to get in way over his head with Isak’s turbulent family. That he can have Isak without “the baggage”, and Isak can be chill and undramatic. Not because he’d completely cut his mother out of his life at that point. They didn’t have “no contact at all” even though that’s what he told Even. In a way, Isak’s trying to hide his mother’s mental illness from Even for much the same reason Even hides his from Isak - they’re both worried it’ll drive the other one away.

I just… I love this theme of how talking to each other is a good thing that we should do. And that when it’s not done well, it can go wrong.

Who’s in Control

One issue I have with the current arc is the fact that Ciel simply leaves Lizzy in the cult while he takes the time to set up his own music hall and boy band. He knows people involved in this cult are literally dying.

While Lizzy did seem hold some sort of role in the cult, like maybe a guardian, and she has what appears to be the second rarest blood type, Ciel has no guarantee she wouldn’t be killed or further changed when she returned to the cult.

Ciel might have been reluctant to restrain her. Sebastian seems to hint this idea.

Even if he is reluctant, it seems to be better to hold her against her will than to let her return to a place where she might be in danger. It seems like it would be a simple task to simple send Sebastian back to retrieve Lizzy once more.

I was talking about this with @saltyshitsuji the other day, and she brought up an excellent point about why Ciel is willing to wait. He thinks he’s in complete control. Seriously, look at him.

This is actually odd since Ciel has figured out that he can’t trust Sebastian. He had grown to trust that he had control over Sebastian up until Germany. When Sebastian was 90% serious about eating his soul, Ciel realized that he only had tenuous control.

Sebastian might be a dog on a leash, but even a leashed dog can bite if their master steps too close or becomes careless.

Plus, has Ciel ever been truly in control. He’ll put Sebastian in uncomfortable situations from time to time, but Sebastian is still able to manipulate Ciel when he feels it’s needed. For example, look back at the earlier chapter. There’s that famous image of Ciel on the throne.

That’s Sebastian telling him about the bodies piling up. Although Ciel seems to agree and says how he won’t let anyone stand in his way, this is just after he had stopped Sebastian from killing Madam Red. He’s talking as if he’ll be ruthless, but he had attempted to stop the murder of his aunt just prior to this scene. Since that time, Ciel has seemingly become more brutal, so it appears that he is listening to Sebastian.

With all this, it’s odd that Ciel still thinks he’s in control to the point he doesn’t seem to think anything might happen to Lizzy.

This is purely my opinion and thoughts on the matter.

An Analysis of the Frank-Matt-Karen Relationship

So, I’m not sure if this has been done before. I’m sure it has, BUT I wanted to make this anyway because I can’t get enough of Castle lately and my brain is on overdrive about them and so I started thinking…

I had my first thought while watching a gif of the hospital scene, when Karen steps over the line to show Frank the picture of his family.

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