Im not sure if anyone else has thought of this, but its been on my mind for a while.
**** SPOILERS AHEAD ****
So, after the reasons were subpoenaed, their interrogations were filmed. At the bottom of the screen it was stated that it was November 2017 and it had been previously mentioned that Hannah had passed away 2 months prior.
This means she died sometime in September of 2017.
Jessica’s party was on the second Saturday of September, which means Hannah probably killed herself about a week later.
It is currently April, so for her, its not even the end of Sophomore year.
This made me do some deep thinking…
Jessica’s party hasn’t happened in our time, Jeff hasn’t died, Jessica (and Hannah) has not been raped, etc.
Most importantly, at least in our time line, Hannah has not killed herself yet.
That means that (if it were real) things could change. Decisions could be changed. Justin could have fought Bryce for Jessica. Bryce might not have raped her at all. Sherri might not have run over the stop sign, or if she did still, she could have called the cops. Jeff wouldn’t have died. Clay wouldn’t have left Hannah alone that night. Hannah might have decided not to go to Jessica’s party altogether. She might also have not went to Bryce’s party. Mr Porter could have helped Hannah when she needed it.
So many things could have gone different, and in our time line, these things haven’t happened yet (if the show were real)
It just opened my mind to the fact that, at least in our time line, Hannah Baker is still alive.
Yeah I know this is going back, but a lot of things in this episode always bothered me, and hardly anyone ever seems to mention them.
One of the things I feel gets totally overlooked or brushed aside both within the episode itself and by fans,is that Amethyst was actively encouraging Peridot to make jabs at the other Gems. It started out as a single mildly frustrated comment about “permafusion” from Peridot and her venting about her lack of understanding, and probably wouldn’t have gone any further, but then Amethyst started egging her on.
Also don’t forget Amethyst found Peridot insulting the other Gems, including Steven really funny up until a negative comment was made about her. Then suddenly Peridot was wrong, being mean, and had to apologise to Amethyst and ONLY to Amethyst (Steven got made fun of too, and at Amethyst’s request "do Steven next!!“ ) .
Peridot at this stage was still new to Earth social skills and what is and isn’t acceptable behaviour on Earth , so I can understand why she was confused by Amethysts sudden angry reaction when she was doubled over laughing at similar comments made just moments before.
Don’t get me wrong, I like Amethyst, but I feel like she was being a total hypocrite here , and her own blame and behaviour was never, and has never, even been acknowledged, let alone addressed.
Yes, Peridot was wrong and needed to apologise, and to Steven as well, really, not just to Amethyst, but it wasn’t exactly unprovoked and Amethyst was in the wrong too.
I liked the episode overall, just not how all the blame was dumped on Peridot (who by her own admission was still learning, and did feel bad that she upset Amethyst even if she initially didn’t understand how) , yet Amethyst who encouraged her to throw insults around and so escalated the whole thing in the first place , was made out to be the poor innocent victim by everyone including Steven.
Also, getting away from Amethyst for a moment, the whole leash thing in this episode bothered me too.
I can understand why Garnet would find being asked to unfuse offensive, but Peridot didn’t, and at least tried to be polite in how she asked. Keep in mind that on Homeworld fusion is only done for practical reasons (officially anyway, the off colours prove some Gems break the rule, but its frowned on and they are severely punished if caught), and mostly that practical reason is fighting.
Peridot later reveals she understands and is fine with Opal because she can clearly see and understand the practical reason for them fusing. Peridot’s initial discomfort with Garnet was not her objecting to the romantic relationship but her feeling intimidated because, thanks to Homeworld mentality, she associated fusion with violence/fighting. She’s actually fine and very quickly accepting when Garnet actually takes the time to talk to her and explain why, and that their fusion is romantic in origin, and doesn’t say another word about it.
In fairness to Peridot if someone was hanging around me with a sharp knife drawn and I could see no rational practical reason as to why they needed it in context, I’d get uncomfortable and nervous too. Ok probably not the best metaphor, but you get the idea,
and Peridots are not trained or meant for combat in the first place. She was probably feeling especially vulnerable from the still quite recent loss of her limb enhancers too.
and all Garnet had to do was actually talk to Peridot about it. Instead Peridot was simply tied up and kept on a leash like some disobedient animal, which would be a completely humiliating and degrading punishment for anyone, and again, no one objects or questions it and she’s even left leashed for most of the episodes remainder.
Apart from Steven she’s also pretty much excluded from the group for the rest of the episode too.
This is also hypocrisy, because they are all expecting Peridot to empathise with and understand them and their viewpoint without taking the time or effort to extend the same courtesy to her.
The Gems got better in subsequent episodes, but I feel like their treatment of her in this episode especially was overly harsh and very unfair in general.
She was not going to instantly understand or magically just know all the new rules , and confusing her by teaching her the wrong behaviour (Amethyst) was completely unhelpful.
<sarcasm> But hey, it was all Peridots fault, and humiliation as a punishment is a great teaching tool… </sarcasm>
I was going to write a post about Cas as the unrequited lover this season but I ended up really focusing on Dean and his view of himself. It’s quite clear that Dean reciprocates the romantic feelings but is holding back. My perception is that its due to 3 main reasons (and I’m sure a whole bunch of others but lets stick to these).
1. Cas is an angel
2. Cas is a dude
3. Dean has poor self worth
I think the first subject is nearly a moot point as its pretty clear where Cas’s arc is going. The second has been discussed so many times I don’t want to insult anyone by repeating what much more coherent people have said. The third though I think has been less touched on in it’s relevance to this new season so here are my little thoughts.
Regarding his own self worth this has been an issue for Dean since the pilot…
Just a few moments to remind us:
Dean 9x10: “Come on, man. Can’t you see? I’m… I’m poison, Sam. People get close to me, they get killed or worse. You know, I tell myself that I I help more people than I hurt. And I tell myself that I’m – I’m doing it all for the right reasons, and I believe that. But I can’t, I won’t drag anybody through the muck with me. Not anymore.”
Now unfortunately Cas actually makes this sense of self worth even worse as clearly since their first real defining moment, when Cas defied HEAVEN for him “I did it all for YOU”, Dean has felt the weight of all that happened to Cas since. That’s why Cas’s words in 12x12 made him clam up, tense, look away. “The things we’ve shared together, they have changed me”. it isn’t what Cas meant but Dean can’t help but take on yet more guilt in Cas’s dying moments.
Especially if HE might be to blame as Cas’s “human weakness”…
As is a continuous theme from other Angels…
As he sees Cas changing over time he therefore can’t help but blame himself. And unfortunately most of the changes haven’t been for the best.
Remember that scene with Kevin from 7x21:
“Cause the angels – they don’t care. I think maybe they just don’t have the equipment to care. Seems like when they try, it just… breaks them apart.”
Now in Season 12
Dean tells Mary that :
“Saving people, hunting things, this is our life. I think we make the world a better place, I KNOW that we do”.
Now that is a big step forwards to his self worth.
He’s also upset with Mary in the later episodes BECAUSE HE FEELS HE AND SAM DESERVE BETTER! If he didn’t have self worth he wouldn’t care so much.
Now, regarding Cas, he is less and less angelic and more human, and Dean is noticing this. Cas keeps refuting the angels and has now said himself that he considers the Winchesters his family. He is definitely becoming more human. He’s hunting, driving a car, feeling emotions and now finally feeling like part of the family. Yes, he also has been more broken, but he is definitely getting better now that the boys have both been supportive in recent times. Just the sniping back at Dean in 12x12 is again, similarly to Dean’s reaction to Mary, showing that CAS has more self worth and will stand up for himself.
1. If only Cas were human…. *cough* probably not going to be an issue forever.
2. If only performing!Dean were having some deconstruction and he didn’t feel the need to keep the front up re: bisexuality. I mean, the whole point of 12x11 was about deconstructing for the audience performing!Dean, what’s the point if not to continue this theme in the narrative.
3. If only Dean thought he deserved to be loved (its not surprising how when you look into it Crowley has some really good relevance to Dean’s internal struggles…). This seems to be an overriding theme of season 12 / Mary’s arc.
Well, all I can say is all these things seem to be being addressed in season 12 :)
A sad, but real view of Reiner and Bertolt relationship
I always said I don’t care who you put Bertolt with: ships and
friends are always welcome to me as long as Bertolt gets the love he deserves.
This helped me realizing what is the real thing between him and Reiner. I’m really sorry to say so, but Bertolt didn’t get any love
from his friend. I agree with the theory that Reiner has strong feelings for
him, maybe even romantic (as hinted many times after the herring dialogue with
Ymir), but he was never able to show them. You may think he didn’t because he
was aware of his feelings to be one-way, since he pointed out more than once
that Bertolt has a crush on Annie (and I believe this is true), but it’s sadly
not because of that. It’s because Reiner is a coward, and probably loves himself
more than anyone, even Bertolt. Since we could get some development for his
character, we started noticing how much this guy does his best to keep himself
away from sufference. He even built up another personality for this purpose. Ymir’s
words in the forest were clear: he developed
mental problems because he was not able to cope with his guilt, not because he
was born that way. No sickness involved. So yeah, he is indeed the weakest of the duo, yet the only
one who felt a total failure until the end was Bertolt. And this is not what I
call love: it’s what I call being selfish. Reiner let him go thinking he was a
coward with no will, as he has always made him feel. He has always been cold
with the most precious thing he had (after himself). If he really cared about
Bertolt more than about himself and his pride he would have never recommended
him to be careful like this:
It’s as clear as the water that he is using cold tones to
make sure Bertolt to do his best to survive, but these could be his last words
to him (and they will be) so why being an asshole until the very end? Because Reiner is too scared to ever show his feelings. He
is too scared to suffer, so he rather make the ones he loves to suffer instead.
He is too afraid to use his love as
a weapon to give courage to his friend. He rather uses Annie, once again, who’s
not even there and whose they’re not even sure is still alive:
But this was just the last proof of his selfish behaviour. During
their time as trainees, Reiner deluded himself multiple times in the soldier
play, believing to be a normal recruit like the others. He even had a crush on
the girl everybody like, so just like a regular
cadet. He has been seeking for normality
all the time, forgetting his only friend, who was probably like the Devil to
him. Bertolt was the one who used to bring him back to reality, that one
reality Reiner was escaping. It was in those moments that Bertolt proved
himself to be reliable, something that Reiner was probably too busy to see.
And now… now it’s a little too late to go back:
It’s not the Walls, Reiner: it’s you. Ymir wrote that letter because she knew she wouldn’t have seen Historia again. She accepted the idea to die (and I honestly hope she died in the end, since I have enough of fake final speeches) because she had no regrets or remorses. She told Historia what she wanted to tell her, because she learned and was able to admit to herself that you can’t live for yourself, even if you get a second chance. And you’re not going to have it anyway, Reiner, because Bertolt won’t never come back to hear what you were never had the guts to tell him (I’m not talking in a strictly romantic way, I’m talking about feelings in general).
I honestly hope we are going to see Reiner figuring out how
much selfish he was, because if he really cared for Bertolt more than himself
he must let his fears go and clearly tell us what his regrets are.
He must speak to us, which is not
what he did with Bertolt. A quick, single page showing a flashback of him and
Bertolt standing on the Walls is not enough: I want to hear his rage towards himself, I want him to prove me wrong, or his character will
be totally fucked up.
(Secrets are getting harder to keep and Jungkook’s jealousy and insecurity are taking a toll on him.)
Warnings: 9500+ words. Oral. Intercourse. A little more realism than I think some people will be expecting.
You didn’t want him. At least not tonight.
That thought rattled through Jungkook’s mind as
he sat in the back of the taxi on his way home. You had refused him
because you wanted to be alone. Because you weren’t in the mood. Jungkook
closed his eyes and let his head fall back against the seat while he tried to
process what had just happened. You had refused him before, when you were
worried about being caught by others at work, but you always made arrangements
to sleep with him later. Tonight was different. Tonight you refused
him, not because you were afraid of being seen, but because you simply didn’t
It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
Jungkook had planned this first date so carefully, making sure to take
you to an out of the way neighborhood so you could relax and not worry about
being seen. He picked the most expensive restaurant in that neighborhood
for dinner because he wanted to show you he could appreciate the finer things,
that he had money to spend on you, that he wanted to treat you like you were
special. He read dozens of movie reviews before picking that stupid,
boring foreign film where everyone was rambling on with lengthy speeches about
god-knows-what and all the money was spent on costumes and none on special
He hated those kinds of movies, but he knew you
loved them and the most important thing was that you have a good time.
And you really did seem to be having a good time.
Meeting your cousin had been an unexpected
hiccup at the beginning of the night – but Jungkook was actually grateful for
it. Although the interaction was uncomfortably awkward, meeting her meant
that the relationship was one step closer to being public. One person
close to you now knew your secret. Jungkook anxiously awaited the day
when everyone close to the both of you knew that you were a couple.
can you do an analysis on 2013-2014 ji/kook please? thank you!
Do you think there’s a relation between Jungkook’s change of behavior
towards Jimin from when he was underage to when he finally turned 20??? I
feel like after finally not being underage anymore, that’s when he
really changed and got bolder, shy-less and stuff.. He wasn’t like this,
and now he’s.. Well, basically killing us with everything he does.
Anon: Do you think that Jimin’s fainting incident was a turning point for
kook/min? I always thought that JK seemed to be a lot sweeter and softer
with Jimin after that, but i could just be imagining things so I wanted a
second opinion :) love you!!
Anon: you are my favourite kook/min blog!! kekekeke i was wondering what you think of tsundere!kook thinking that taking off his jacket for yoonji is cool when he did the same thing for jimin during their WoH shoot :)))
That’s right: I’m going to answer all these questions and comments in one long essay. I’m not kidding. This is like.. really long. It’s Jungkook-centric and head canon-heavy. Bring your tinfoil hats.
The year is 2054. I sit in my grotesque but useful antler rocker, staring out the window, knitting intentional blood spatter onto my favorite antler sweater. Hannibal has been off the air for many years, but lives on in our hearts and in every room of the home i built with my own hands from found animal bones and stage blood and printouts of nice things people have said about me on the internet. Tumblr, somehow, lives on.
I get up from my antler rocker and move to my antler desk and chair. I open my ancient laptop–it too, somehow, made of antlers– and find myself on the blue hellscape that has been my home since I was but a wee fandom grandma–one that hadn’t yet begun to understand the definition of Tired–to see that I have one new message. I click on my inbox.
Tag your bottom Hannibal!!!!! the anonymous visitor to my decades-old archive of shame demands. I sigh and go back to my window.
So why does Team Iron Man get blamed for the violence during the superpowered free-for-all when
Stark gave Cap the chance at a peaceful resolution initially.
Stark took in UnderoosSpiderling Spiderman specifically as agent apprehend which is exactly what happens through most of his skirmishes—he’s there to web shit up, not get into a fistfight. He’s there specifically to limit the amount of damage that would take place. Stark clearly took him aside and discussed tactics with him on how to do this with as little violence as possivle.
STARK’S ENTIRE REASON FOR BRINGING HIS TEAM OUT THERE IS TO APPREHEND NOT MAIM/ATTACK.
STARK NEEDS TO APPREHEND BECAUSE HE’S BEEN GIVEN THE ULTIMATUM TO EITHER GET HIS FRIENDS IN CHECK OR ROSS WILL. He literally has to beg Ross to allow him to try do this as peacefully as possible before the government got seriously involved with no scruples.
Guess who accidentally ends up flinging a burning tanker in the opposing team’s direction, turning the situation from OK to deadly? NOT TEAM STARK is who.
Guess who also tells their team mate not to pull any punches while battling a friend and proceeds to blast said friend hard to make up for the slack.
Also go ahead and take a third guess on who flings a fifteen year old they clearly identified as a kid into a column and then drops a bypass on him. NOT the same person who gave him a vastly superior battle suit designed to protect him and told him to stop fighting when things finally got too messy for webs to handle.
Are we even watching the same film or…? PS: Do we also really think Peter who idolizes both Stark and Cap would, in having watched the news and wanting to help in some way actually chosen to go with Cap being a fifteen-year old who can’t go to Germany because he ‘has homework’. If he had to be on a side, the side that the government wasn’t hunting down who also agreed to give him an upgraded suit so he could crimefight better and told him every safety measure to make it so he could go home to Aunt May would have been the most logical side to be on.
Look, I like Cap and understand his love for Bucky and that he’s not ready to trust being under another jurisdiction of people just yet but let’s be real; his team and he made some bad decisions throughout this entire thing too.
Come on guys! Why do you keep doing this to yourselves? Every time something new comes out, some in this fandom forget everything else we’ve learned, and have a full fledged freak out. I honestly don’t think the situation is as bad as the narrative leads us to believe.
I have avoided saying this, because it sounds awful, but it’s the truth, so I’m going to say it…The Entertainment Industry, as a whole, but especially the Music Industry turns their artists into professional liars. The Artists don’t lie to us because they want to, they do it because they have to.
Here’s the honest truth. In the Music Industry, the only thing that’s important, even more important than the music, is the narrative and Image of the Artist. The Industry has proven time and time again, that talent isn’t everything. There have been plenty of money made by artists, that in all honesty, couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket. Yet, they become successful money makers, because of the Image and the narrative sold to the public.
A Warm Blue by theplotholesmademedoit -
A sick Jim steals Spock’s uniform while he waits for his bondmate to return from a mission [short and sweet!]
First Contact by triedunture -
AU where Earth isn’t warp capable when we should have been. Spock & Jim meet as children during First Contact and forge a strange kind of bond, but they’re torn apart by circumstances beyond their control. Fast forward to adulthood: Jim’s made it to space, but with Starfleet out of his reach, his life has taken a very different path. And yet, that path crosses Spock’s again…. [the beginning is too cute and a little bit sad omg]
Magpie by waldorph -
Spock met Jim when he was 7 and Jim was 6. It has since been generally agreed that this was a mistake (or: the one where they grow up together and things are simultaneously better and worse for it). [THIS ONE IS SO GREAT]
a sequence that you never learned by annataylor - "‘Spock,’ Jim breathes out, completely overwhelmed by the gesture—not quite believing that Spock knows him so well, that’s he’s already started researching, that he trusts Jim with a member of his own endangered species.“ When Jim gets it in his head to adopt an eight year old Vulcan, Spock presents a logical solution to the issue of Jim’s humanity: marriage to a Vulcan citizen. [I seriously want to cry thinking about this fic its amazing]
Entering Orbit by museaway - Jim escapes to Iowa to avoid the media frenzy following the Narada incident, but a late-night miscommunication results in Spock turning up on his front porch. [I CANT EVEN ABOUT THIS ONE OOOOO]
THE SUM OF BOTH OF US by spicyshimmy -
Jim Kirk is nine when a massacre on Tarsus IV leaves him without a family and without a home. Spock is twelve when a strange boy in the desert saves his sehlat. Families aren’t born; they’re made. The look in mother’s eyes at his correction remained a mystery long after the colors of the night sky and the complex patterns of distant nebulae had become translatable by means of distinct and relatively straightforward equations. [i really like their stuff and they have a bunch of spirk fics you can check out!]
If you want some CLASSIC Spirk fic (like STRAIGHT from the godmothers of Spirk fandom) and have a bit of money to spend then I’d suggest reading Killing Time by Della Van Hise (PDF), The Price of the Phoenix (or anything by Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath), and Star Trek: the New Voyages 1 and 2 (havent read 2 but BOY IS THE FIRST ONE GREAT)
I HAVE THOUGHTS ABOUT THE FACT THAT BELLAMY’S GUARD JACKET MOST LIKELY DID NOT MAKE IT TO SPACE
Okay okay okay so I have been waiting for this moment FOREVER !
I HATED that jacket. Seriously. Despised it.
It’s highly symbolic, in the same way that Clarke’s Season 3 costume was highly symbolic. That guard jacket? It makes Bellamy a follower. Even though he isn’t, and we know he isn’t, a guard is a soldier, and a soldier follows orders. We saw how following orders went for Bellamy in Season 3 and it wasn’t nice.
But Bellamy’s character arc this season was all a lead-up to him eventually leaving Clarke behind on Earth and becoming a leader in his own right, on the Ark 2.0. HOWEVER, in order to become that fully rounded leader, first he had to learn how to rely less on his heart, and 413 showed us the progression and “completion” (let’s be honest, a character’s arc is never actually complete but moving on) of that development.
It is NO coincidence that we see Bellamy holding the bottle that Jaha - the Chancellor of the Ark - left behind in space. It is called “The Baton”. Symbolically, the baton of leadership has been passed from Jaha on to Bellamy (at least in space).
And you know what major piece of Bellamy’s costume the past two seasons was missing?
Exactly. That fucking horrible guard jacket.
I doubt they would have brought that in the rocket. It makes sense that Bellamy would have left the symbol of him as a follower behind on Earth … for it to burn.
Bellamy has ascended the role of being just a soldier, and officially moved on as the leader (even if it’s technically unofficial, yet accepted fact among the space squad) of a new caste - not Sky People, not Grounders, but his TRUE people: the remainder of the delinquents, and the outcasts.