hes not my favorite monster either

dating nct johnny!!1!1!1!!

• “i can see why ten calls you a fatass”
• “girl wys”
• him being more of a best friend than a boyfriend, usually
• “johnny please stop”
• “who’s ur favorite nct member, babe”
• “ten.”
• you begging him to sing for you all the time oh my gosh
• to the point where all the other members go “UGH-”, drop everything, and leave the room when you ask johnny to sing.
• lotta hugs and hand holding and, idk why but squeezing like, everywhere, not like, all perverted, like, sometimes he’d just squish your cheeks and be like “lol u look like a duck”
• pointing to food, to, food, yes food, and saying “dat u”
• “guRLLLLL-”
• “johnny stfu”
• lots of weird text messages like, johnny is literally afraid to turn his phone on at the end of the day.
• he mimics you a lot
• you mimic him mimicking you and, it’s just, one thing leads to another and you two end up forgetting what you were doing
• when it’s your birthday he goes all out and he does a little, special something extra that makes you cry
• he once pretended that he had nothing planned and kissed your forehead and was like “sorry babe, practice was hell last night, i couldn’t get anything special for you” and you were like “oh- oh god, johnny that’s ok don’t worry about it. i love you-”
• and that was overall true but he still got jaehyun and taeyong to cook something special and got the baby rookies to get you cake and a pretty little birthday card
• and he made his own card for you and he got his guitar and decided to sing you a song
• all the members signed the card the baby rookies got for you
• johnny called you over bc he “felt bad and thought you should still at least have dinner w them”
• you come over ands everyone’s like “haPPY BirtHdAY.” and throws confetti everywhere and holds a cake up in your face and jisung starts laughing really hard and jaemin’s like “for goodness sak- BLOW THE LIGHTS OUT. THE FIRE ALARMS GONNA GO OFF BC OF THE SMOKE” and mark throws the card at you like it’s a ninja star
• and you’re like “a- whATT?”
• but you don’t see johnny and you’re like “where the fatass at”
• and johnnys like “iMHEREBABY!!!!!!!”
• and starts singing w his guitar
• and you’re like “someone pls explain what’s happening why is no one explaining anything” but you’re smiling bc aw this is cute and you love everyone and you love johnny so much.
• and finally he gives you a nice warm hug and kisses you and he’s like “happy birthday babe” and gives you the card he wrote and you start reading it and start crying
• “whA- NO”
• lots of cute, quiet little cafe dates
• holds your hand a lot
• holds your hand when you’re scared
• you wear his button up shirts and johnny’s either like “shit ur hot” or “what the hell that’s my favorite shirt take it off, you-”
• he’s kidding tho. he likes seeing you in his clothes bc johnny’s huge and his clothes are like blankets on you and it makes you look like a baby, and you are a baby, his baby
• he is so into meeting your family
• “are u nervous?”
• and he’s like “lol no who do u think i am.”
• but he’s a little kitty in the dark on the inside and you know it so you hold his hand the whole ride
• your family loves him
• everyone loves him. even your pets.
• but he’s still kinda awkward around them and zones out
• “johnny, where are you from?”
• “oh- no thank you.”
• he looks at you funny everytime you play pokemon go
• you wanna take cute selfies w him but he won’t stop making derps
• you scream and call out johnny’s name everytime there’s a bug
• “you don’t even scream my name that loud when we’re having sex”
• sexy time w johnny is all the time
• johnny tries to seduce you, a lot, but when he actually tries it’s just- no.
• but when he’s in a very needy position and n e e d s it, he just, goes for it and oh my mamas, that’s hot.
• “did u leave ur shirt sleeves at home.”
• but you love it
• you watch cartoons w him and johnny’s so into that, surprisingly
• you two also watch shows like pretty little liars together.
• during season one y'all are like “WHO IS A.”
• random english/korean breaks that confuse you bc it’s like “yes baby like, taeyong wanted to touch the 호랑이 when we were at the 동물원 but the 아저씨 working there was like "죄송합니다, 얘가좀 소심해서 사람을 잘 무는 경우가 있어서…”
• “johnny”
• “oh, right- sorry”
• he always grins really wide when he says “i love you” or puckers up his lips while saying it and you’re like “uGH. yES. ME toO.”
• “do you want a son or a daughter?”
• “i want both, as long as they look like you.”
• “and if they don’t look like me?”
• he sends a lot of cheesy texts but you know he cringes hardcore while sending them
• sometimes he’s so in love with you and just, the thought of you that he has no shame sending these cheesy messages
• video chats w johnny are, so… idk how to explain it but there’s a member that comes on screen that’s like “yeah so i was like "holy shit is that really an alien?” but turns out it was just ten wearing pants in the dorm for once- OH SHIT HEY (Y/N)“ every 5 seconds.
• ten is like your best friend bc you two lowkey love teasing johnny and it annoys johnny so much
• ten ships you two so much he just, cant.
• ten once told johnny that you should name your first kid after your ship name.
• "ten, shut up”
• random singing outbursts it’s just, “oh yeah so- CHEER UP BABY CHEER UP BABY-”
• “oh i love this drink so muc- CALL ME BABY-”
• johnny loves you lots lots lots lots
• you love him lots
• he kisses you so much and you always turn into mushy jelly and he knows it and he’s proud
• his kisses are super super rough sometimes and super super nice and short and sweet sometimes, you love both.
• “i love you”
• “mhm. me too.”


My Favorite Monster Girls

As part of the Monday portion of the Week of Toku Ladies created by @week-of-toku-ladies which involves Monster Ladies, I decided to make one of my lists for my favorite Monster Ladies in Super Sentai. These are women who either ARE monsters disguised as human women or women who turn into monsters. I’m not including any completely human looking villains here or the whole list would be characters played by Machiko Soga.

5. Princess Multiwa from Chouriki Sentai Ohranger

More of an evil robot than a true monster but as all of the monsters in this series were robots, I am counting her. Princess Multiwa was the niece of Empress Hysteria of the Machine Empire Baranoia and married the Prince, Buldont when he took the throne from his Father who had been killed in a coup.  Multiwa is a skilled archer and even has a human form, though she only uses it once in the series.  She’s on the list for being a cruel, heartless robot… and also because for a robot, she’s kind of cute!

4. Madame Noir from Ressha Sentai ToQger

Madame Noir just has an amazing look.  She’s a monstrous version of a Victorian-style Lady with a very Gothic and creepy style to her.  She is a member of the Shadow Line and her main goal seems to be to get her daughter Glitter, to marry to Emperor of Darkness, thus elevating her to Royal status.  She really doesn’t care what her daughter wants, it’s all about how her daughter can be used to elevate her own status, which is very much in tune with her European Nobility stylings.  Plus, she has a parasol and parasols are just cool.

3.  Leh Näfel from Choushinsei Flashman

This lovely villainess played by the wonderful Sayoko Hagiwara (who also portrayed DynaPink in 1983′s Kagaku Sentai Dynaman) is a catwoman cyborg member of the Resconstructive Empire Mess. She is one of the Empire’s field commanders and can often be seen accompanied by her two underlings, Wolk and Kilt.  She can also transform into the monstrous Näfelura, which brings out even more of her feline nature.

2. Lami from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger

This is one of the most famous of the ladies who turn into monsters on this list, especially among Western fans for she was converted into Scorpina for the first season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.  I like her Japanese version much better though as she doesn’t just vanish for no reason without explanation. She is Bandora’s spy and can disguise herself in various costumes.  She is also the wife of Grifforzer and at the end of the series, they have a baby together.  The reason she makes the list (other than being awesome) is that when she grows, she takes on an entirely monstrous form called Lami Scorpion.

1. Mele from Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger

Mele tops a lot of my lists because I just freaking love her!  She makes this one for two additional reasons that qualify her for the monster list. 

1) She can transform into a chameleon creature.  This gives her the ability to blend into her surroundings and use her tongue as a long-ranger weapon. Much like Lami above, she is a spy and uses her powers in this form to watch while remaining completely unnoticed.

2) She is undead. Mele originally died hundreds of years ago during the original GekiRin Rebellion that split the art of Jyuken into two opposing schools and philosophies.  She was brought back to life by Rio, who used his own amazing Rinki to make her almost entirely human.  Though she may look like a mortal woman, she is still undead, unable to enjoy the full range of experiences humans can have.  She wants to be fully human so that she can love Rio and be with him.

So, there is my short list.  Hope you enjoyed it and please, check out the other posts on @week-of-toku-ladies for more fun!

((Music: Sean Lennon (or -M-) - A Monster in Paris))

Monster Boy Challenge: Day 26 - Francoeur - Favorite Monster Boy Character

I think this is suppose to mean ‘favorite monster boy from a movie/video game/tv show.’  I hope that’s right.  Either way, I don’t really have a set answer for this.  So many of my favorite characters are monsters and freaks.  I saw this movie again recently, though and Francoeur is still pretty great :D  I didn’t bother with a full body portrait, since he isn’t my character.

- A Monster in Paris
(Done with mechanical pencils and Gimp)


Originally posted by overnightprincess

word count: 970 


character(s): kim jongdae, kim minseok (briefly mentioned) 

as the sun shines through the window and hits your face, someone is brushing your hair back. you peek through half-open eyes to see that jongdae, your husband, is smiling down at you. you smile and stretch out, groaning in the process.

“good morning wifey” he said as you lightly hummed

“good morning ugly” you said as he pouted

“and i thought we were going to get along today” he smirked, the light patter of footsteps interrupting your banter

“mommy! daddy!” your little girl exclaimed, clutching her favorite elephant stuffed animal that minseok brought for her

“good morning princess” you said as she climbed up and sat in between you two

“c-can we have chocolate pancakes?” she asked, the brightest smile on her face just melting both of your hearts

“yes we can honey, wanna help daddy make them while mommy gets ready?” jongdae asked as she nodded and started tugging his hands

“alright i’ll take care of this little bug. i love you” he said, pecking you and letting you go and do your morning routine

after you showered, washed your face, and got dressed you went outside and saw your little family sitting at the dining table. you hid behind the wall and pulled out your phone and took pictures of them.

“noo daddy stop” she squealed as jongdae chuckled and spread more chocolate sauce on her face

“fine” she pouted, dipping her tiny finger into her chocolate sauce and rubbing it all over his face

“what are my little troublemakers doing?” you said crossing your arms as they froze

“nothing, mommy” she said, a mischievous smile on her face that matched her father’s

“mmhm.. well breakfast looks delicious. let’s get you cleaned up” you said jongdae kissed her cheek and went to get ready for work

“uncle minseok is my favorite” your daughter yelled as you placed a hand over your mouth to stop from laughing

“say it again baby” you whispered as she squished your cheeks together

“uncle minseok is my favorite. i love him” she giggled, her eyes lit brightly as the water shut off

“excuse me” a voice said as jongdae came out in just a towel

“who taught you that?” he asked as she looked at you

“mommy” she said excitedly as you giggled

“well if either of you ever say that again, you’ll get a visit from the tickle monster” he said before tickling your daughter as she giggled

jongdae strode back to the room as you wiped your daughters face. you were both making faces at each other while jongdae took pictures. he looked at you two with awe, he never imagined to find such peace and happiness in his life.

“well i have a packed day today, i won’t see you at work. have fun at school baby” he said kissing her cheeks and rushing out the door

“alright let’s get you dressed and ready for school” you said as she pouted but walked to her room with you behind her

after getting dressed and dropping her off that the daycare/school you drove to your job as a choreographer for sm. you checked your texts and saw nct 127 written in your schedule. you’ve met the rookie group on a few occasions and they seemed like amazing people.

“hi! i’m y/n. i’ll be choreographer for your new comeback. i’m sorry if i forget names, but hopefully we can work well together” you said cheerfully as they bowed to greet you

after an arduous dance practice you said your goodbyes and drove to get your daughter from daycare. you had quick small talk with the other parents before leaving to take her home. you made a light dinner for you both and helped her bathe.

“mommy, when is daddy coming back home?” she asked as you looked at your phone

“i’m not sure sweetie, i’m sure it’ll be soon. do you wanna watch some tv after i shower?” you asked as she nodded excitedly

“ok i’ll wait on the couch for you” she said, throwing on her pajamas and running to the couch

you chuckled and went to your own bathroom to shower and put on a face mask. after that you joined your daughter on the couch and sat her on your lap. you both watched the cartoon until you she fell asleep. so you carried her into her room and placing her on her bed and tucking her in. 

“goodnight baby” you said, kissing her forehead and walking to your room. you looked at the time and sighed

“i’m home” a loud voice said as your daughter instantly woke up

“daddy” she exclaimed, running out to the living room, enveloping her dad in a hug, you stood by the wall watching him with a cocked eyebrow and a half annoyed expression

“honey go back to bed, daddy will come in later” he said upon seeing your expression as she pouted but obeyed his command

“baby…” he said as you rolled your eyes and walked past him, gesturing to the food you left on the table and went to your room

after he ate he silently crept into the dark room. he changed into sweatpants and a shirt.

“babe? i’m sorry, i know i should’ve texted you. i got caught up with the guys” he sighed, pulling you into him

“bro she was just about to fall asleep. go tuck your daughter in” you said, a light smile on your face

“yes ma’am” he said dashing out of the room as you got comfortable

five minutes later he came back in the room, watching your chest rise up and down with every breath. he finally got into bed and wrapped his arm around you, falling asleep more peacefully than ever before.

anonymous asked:

For the ask meme: number 4 pretty please.

4. How many fic ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them?

Originally posted by fuck-misha

Seriously though, SO MANY.

There are 2 that I am actively working on but I can’t talk about them because they are for the DeanCas Tropefest and the DeanCas Big Bang, and it’s torture keeping them secret!  But here’s the stuff that I’ve been bouncing around in my head and intend to actually work on.

I want to write a cyberpunk au where monsters are science gone wrong instead of supernatural, but Dean and Sam still hunt them.  Castiel is a defective sexbot that Dean finds while he’s looking for scrapped tech to sell, and he brings him home to either fix and sell or break down for parts and sell.  But Castiel, while a little weird, charms him, and helps the brothers on hunts, and Dean falls in love with him.

A few years ago I started writing a Western AU that’s based on one of my favorite romances, but with supernatural sauce poured all over it.  Dean and Sam are hunters in the mid 1800s, and Castiel is a Pinkerton detective searching for the man who killed his brother Emmanuel.  Castiel enlists Dean and Sam’s help to find Alistair because Dean used to be part of his gang, but he doesn’t realize that they’re hunting a demon instead of a man.  During their adventures, Castiel gets a crash course on hunting supernatural beings, and Dean and Cas fall in love.  I really really want to go back and finish it.

Ask me about my writing!  40 Questions Meme

More stuff I really like about Someday, this time about lots of details I liked about enemies and chasers.

-The game has this minigame that was canonically made by Itsuki himself. This alone is a realy neat and cute detail (specially because it’s my favorite ynfg minigame), but it gets better upon noticing that two out of the three (if you count the balls from the testing area at least) most recurrent enemies from Itsuki’s dream world appear as enemies in Zapnef as well, he’s either dreaming about his game’s enemies or more realistically, he put the monsters from his dreams in his game (not to mention that the enemies from Zapnef act just like the testing area enemies).

-There are two types of chasers, one of them (the Hexagons) are inactive by default and you have to provoke them so they go in chaser mode and the other type (idk if they have a specific name, but I call them the Uboas) is active by default and as far as I know you need to use a specific effect to calm them down.

-The Hexagons aren’t provoked by beating them with the weapon effect and instead you need to attract their attencion by other means, not to mention that their chaser form is not another bloody version of the original sprite, which is cool.

-Apprently, there’s a specific event about the Uboas where if you do a certain specific action you don’t only get a (really neat!) feat but also you calm all the Uboas (except maybe the event specific ones) down permanently.

-There are checkpoints scattered around the dream world and after interacting with them, being caught by a chaser leads you to the checkpoint, which makes the game considerably more forgiving than other ynfgs (this is more a cool gameplay feature compared to the others being cool because being theory fuel, though you could also take your own conclusions about the places where the checkpoints are located, and a certain fake checkpoint somethere).

The following part contains spoilers about the location of one of the crystals and both the good and glitch ending (and a shitton of screenshots) so I’m putting it under a readmore.

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BTS reaction: catching you jamming out to Twenty One Pilots

I love TØP omg! Thank you for requesting xx

Jin/Kim Seokjin:

It might not be his kind of music, but he would still love to come home to hear you trying to rap along to ‘Heavydirtysoul’. So he will just watch you with a smile, until you notice him and have a minor heart attack. Then he will just laugh and peck your nose, telling you to keep practicing.

Originally posted by syubbie

Suga/Min Yoongi:

He had heard you listen to them before. It might not be what he listens to himself, but there’s definitely worse music out there. And when he came home, he could hear you singing along to the chorus of ‘Lane Boy’. He knew the fast rapping part was coming up, because you had blasted that song so many times. He would silently sneak up to you, wanting to hear you fail. But when you nailed that, he would just be in shock, and compliment you on your skills.

Originally posted by minyonngi

J-Hope/Jung Hoseok:

He’s probably the type of person who listens to different types of music depending on his mood. So if he felt like it, he would simply join you. But if not, he would either watch you with a cute smile, or ask if you could maybe turn it down a bit.

Originally posted by hobilu

Legit one of my absolute favorite gifs of him

Rap Monster/Kim Namjoon:

He could definitely jam out to some TØP sometimes. But, most of the time, he’ll let you do that, while he watches you without you knowing. Not in a creepy way. It’s just that he really enjoys seeing you do that, but knows that you will stop if you know that he’s there. But the times you notice him, he will play it off quite teasingly.

Originally posted by forjimin

Jimin/Park Jimin:

Not his kind of music. But your cute dances while you try to rap along while cooking definitely makes up for it. He would just lean against the doorframe and watch you with a huge grin. He would be too busy admiring you to worry about you catching him doing so. So when you do, and let out a shriek, he will get just as surprised as you.

Originally posted by myloveseokjin

V/Kim Taehyung:

I think he can jam out to any kind of music, including TØP. But he would find you too adorable to do so. Instead, he would film you, to have a clip to watch when he misses you on tour. But when you catch him, he will put is phone down, and try to make you less embarrassed by dancing as horribly as he can to the music, and try to get you to dance with him.

Originally posted by bwipsul

Jungkook/Jeon Jeongguk:

He will watch you, but not for long. Give it a minute and he will reveal his presence. And then he will tease you about it. A lot. He would bring it up for days. But he would make sure to not take it too far, because he actually loves catching you in those little moments because you are just too adorable, so he doesn’t want to make you embarrassed enough to stop.

Originally posted by jibeom

Mun note #7

So at some point or another I found a headcanon about the North American bros and I guess it was sort of a cross over with supernatural but not really? Either way it essentially was like the North American bros knew about magical monsters and stuff like that thanks to a variety of reasons that I don’t remember off the top of my head… one of those being England and the magical beings he’s always around I think, except they also knew about darker magical creatures. And honestly I’m tempted to let this blog go in that sort of direction because it’s one of my favorite headcanons (also because I’m supernatural trash) but at the same time I’m not sure. Any thoughts by anyone else? Plus, it would be a pretty noticeable way to differentiate between this blog and the other 1p Canada blog and I just kind of yeah

la-la-lara  asked:

Percy Jackson Au where the 100 are halfbloods?

The thing about a hero’s journey is that you take it alone.

Clarke always thought that was stupid, when it happened in books and movies. So contrived. So many stupid narrative choices made just to justify the hero being the only one to confront the villain at the end.

In her case, she only needs the one contrivance: there’s a prophesy, and it says she has to go alone.

“You don’t have to go alone,” Bellamy says, arms crossed over his chest. It’s still strange, seeing him in purple. It suits him, just–he feels so far away. He always did like Rome better. He’s the ridiculous dork who named his sister Octavia. When he was six.

She really does adore him. And there’s a part of her that can’t help wondering if she’ll ever really get him back.

“What part of the phrasing was unclear to you?” she snaps. He’s not helping.

“You have to fight alone. I’m not going to be with you when you do the trials. But–I can be close, right?” He tries a smile. “What’s the official definition of alone? Is it like a restraining order? Do I have to be a hundred feet away at all times?”

Clarke finds her own mouth tugging up, because it always does. Bellamy’s the best at cheering her up, somehow, even though he is objectively terrible at it. But it works for them.

“You think I can’t handle it?” she teases.

To her surprise, his expression sobers, and her gut twists. He can’t actually think that. He was only away for six months. He can’t have lost all faith in her. There’s no way he forgot she’s a daughter of Athena, and she’s a fighter.

Before she can object, he says, soft, “I don’t think you need help. I just don’t want to leave you again. You think I can watch if I don’t do anything?”

“You just want to watch me fight a bunch of monsters?”

“Are you kidding? That sounds awesome. You’re acting like watching my–” He trips on the word, and Clarke’s heart lurches.

They haven’t really had the chance to talk about the two of them, with everything else going on. It’s hard to justify the so, are we still dating after your whole disappearance/amnesia incident conversation when the world is on the verge of ending. And the world always seems to be on the verge of ending.

“Watching you,” he finally says, not looking at her. “Watching you fight monsters is basically my favorite thing.”

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Hannibal Rewatch: 1x09

Season 1, Episode 9: “Trou Normand”

**Warning: rewatch blogging, written with knowledge of the full series

Got some pre-liveblogging ~over-arcing thoughts~ for you again this time, thanks to some nice timing with which episode I had coming up right after Mads Mikkelsen spent a week being ADORABLE and ASTUTE all over my dash. Most relevant to “Trou Normand” I think is a bit from an interview where he talked about how Hannibal rarely lies, he just shows different sides of himself to different people, which @theglintoftherail highlighted. What I actually want to quote though is not Mads, but her:

“And the most amazing thing about this is: the show works either way. It works when you think he’s only a scheming, lying monster, and it works when you know he’s also a lovesick idiot. It’s so layered.”

The realest, and “Trou Normand” is such a testament to that, as it turns out!

“Trou Normand” is another one of my favorite episodes — we are really in a stretch of my favorites right now, dang. One of my most dearly beloved MINDFUCKS is in this ep (more on that later), along with some incredible imagery and some equally incredible plot development. Honestly this episode totally messed me up the first time I watched it, and I…. was into it. Hannibal comes across as an aaAAbsolute monster, for me the most dangerous he has been yet this season, but also the most entrancing. Enticing, almost. It’s a delicious devilry, he’s SO manipulative and so elegantly EVIL.

Well, on one level. Unfreakinbelievably, there’s a whole other dimension to this that I didn’t see the first time around, and frankly I don’t think I was even meant to. It’s not hidden, but it’s not on plain view for an initial watch, and I think that’s intentional. So, soooo much of the joy of this show for me is the way things dawn on you, and I’m obsessed with all the different ways that manifests throughout its run. Hannibal’s genuine affection & fondness for Will needs to be something that bleeds back into your memory, because that’s going to match the way it will work on Will in S2. His love needs to well up under your skin like a bruise you don’t remember getting, and hurt just the same.

So here, Hannibal begins working some of his most blatantly cruelties right in front of our eyes, but — he also tells Will that he cares about him for the first time. I watched this episode doing dual screaming: at Hannibal slash @me for ever forgiving this abusive dick for his UTTER TERRIBLENESS, and again at the discovery that for all his abusive dickery, he was much more conflicted & vulnerable in this episode than I eeever saw before.

These Post-S3 lenses we’re wearing really are something.

Alright, Live-Blaahgadgdsjff after the cut — it’s long as hell again but clearly you all don’t seem to mind, so like, ONWARD.

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venomawakens1984-deactivated201  asked:

So, the ultimate question: BBKaz or Vaz?

[ BBKaz. That’s not even a contest. But I do like Vkaz, don’t get me wrong. I mean, in their own way they are both “Big Boss”. But Kaz’s feelings for Venom aren’t enough to make him stay, while his feelings for John!Boss (and the bitterness he experiences in response to feeling as though John had rejected him) are enough to drive him away.

Kaz, in all truth, is like a jilted ex-wife; a lover scorned. People keep joking that ‘Big Boss left Kaz’ and all, but really… I don’t think that’s exactly true.

At the TPPs true ending, what we learn is that John is lying low, letting Venom take the lime light off of him, while he is building the real Outer Haven - an army nation. But his friends are still his friends. It’s not as though this action is meant to completely cut either Ocelot or Kaz out of the picture.

I feel that by Ocelot saying that ‘sooner or later there can only be one Big Boss’, he’s essentially extending to Kazuhira the invitation to STAY - to just wait it out. John still has use for them, and Kaz has proved himself loyal to John time and time again. Ocelot probably does genuinely believe they need men like that - to keep John safe. He’s willing to share in John, just so long as he can have him at all.

But that invitation to stay isn’t enough for Kaz; he still feels betrayed.

In a twist very eerily similar to John’s misinterpretations over The Boss’ final actions–due to a simple misunderstanding–Miller also feels betrayed by HIS Boss’ actions–again: due to misunderstanding.

By Big Boss building his army nation off by himself, Kaz feels as though Big Boss is rejecting him; rejecting his plans, his dreams. Rejecting their life together up until that point.

Kaz wanted revenge for his lost limbs, for their fallen comrades, for Mother Base; for the vision that he had for their future, which was robbed from him. When he learns that his plans, his vision, his base, that all of it are not what John is after, it crushes him. It is too painful - he cannot bear it. He has literally given his all for this man. He had made  the MSF, and then Diamond Dogs, but most of all, John, his home and his family. He’s sacrificed his body, years off of his life, gave it his heart, his might, mind, and soul to John and his cause–and yet it isn’t enough. It has never had been, and never could be enough. Because the truly monstrous thing about John is that he takes so much from everyone - everyone who loves him loses their life and their self because of him, in the end. Truly, John returns so little for how much he takes away.

That is probably because John doesn’t actually ask it of others; they freely give to him the type of fanatical and endless devotion that we see over and over again, willingly, and so John takes it from them without even thinking about it - without ever stopping to think about how much of a sacrifice it is on their end. He’s blind to it.

But even as loyal as he is, even as much as he has sacrificed, there was one thing that Kaz could not and was not willing to compromise in: his pride.

We come to understand that Kaz’s ego is something he is unwilling to yield for Big Boss,  even in their very first interactions together. Miller is, and always has been, an intensely proud animal. To the point that even when he was proven bested–out-beaten, out-manned, and out-skilled–he was prepared kill himself in the process if it meant taking down his adversary. He would not be shamed. Big Boss alikens this stubbornness and pride inside of him to that of a samurai, and indeed, John is right when he considers Kaz a useful asset to have by his side. Kaz has proved more useful then can possibly be expressed, in building up both the MSF and Diamond Dogs. He was the driving force in how both armies became so big, at least from a construction and management point of view. But that pride of his is like a double-edged sword: since Kaz’s pride is the only thing in all of the world that Miller has to call his own, it’s the one thing he would not sacrifice for John—and ultimately, why he walks away.

What truly divides the two of them is Kaz’s dawning realization that John will only continue to take, and take, and take, and no matter what you give, it will simply never be enough. It is that realization which leaves him appalled and abhorred; he, and everyone around him, have devoted themselves entirely, endlessly, to the concept of Big Boss. Kaz, like all of the rest of their men, had become such a shadow of his former self - a wretched devil. A demon. Had bathed himself in so much blood, and waded neck-deep into the blackest of places one human being can possibly go - and still, for John it would never be enough. That is the idea which finally makes Kaz realize that John is a monster. That is the wedge which divides them, the coffin in the nail.

Beyond that though, what I find to be truly tragic about the situation is that… even after Kaz makes his own assertions known (the idea that he’s going to help Solid Snake to take John down one day), and even after he eventually leaves his life with Big Boss behind him, John does not immediately send Ocelot after him. He doesn’t track Kaz down himself and head-hunt him (the way that Kaz did Skullface, and then attempted with Huey). Rather, John lets him live. The orders to kill Kaz never come from John’s lips. In fact, it seems as though Ocelot takes that notion upon himself, at some point after John is already long gone.

There is no doubt in my mind that in his heart of hearts, even with as wretched of a man as he had become, there was still some part of him deep, deep down which still felt love for Kaz. Still ached at his absence. They were brothers once. Family once. Lovers once. And when Kaz chooses to strike out against him, John doesn’t stop him. Cannot bring himself to seek him out and kill him for his ‘betrayal’. Does it pain John to purchase the Japanese “squeaking sand” for Zanzibar, knowing that Kaz would have had some quirky bit of trivia to say about it? Does it stab at his heart to know that his once best friend is deliberately, intentionally, aiding one of Zero’s puppeted clones, with the sole intention of taking him down? I’d like to think so. I’d like to think that it cuts him someplace deep, but he’s become so wrong by that point that it only makes him bitter, and convinces him all the more that all he really needs is war and the battlefield.

So you see… at least for me, there’s a certain kind of depth that belongs to BB and Kaz which  goes far beyond whatever relationship Venom and Kaz could possibly bring to the table; it is only because of Kazuhira’s feelings towards John that Vkaz is even an appealing ship in the first place. Just like when I ship Miller with Solid Snake: I love the idea of Kaz being with either of them because he can’t let go of John. But, what can I say? I’m kind of a monster myself. All of my very favorite ships are twisted and broken. I knew that BBKaz was going to be painful since day one. I’ve embraced that fact, and delighted in how particularly fucked up things between them got. In truth, it’s probably why BBKaz will forever be my favorite Metal Gear Solid OTP. ]

My Love is Real

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Okay, so I’m going to start off with our Pink Princess, Kim Seokjin.
When I first saw the video for No More Dream I kind of tried to decipher what roles each of the members fit in the group, and for some strange (really strange, like wtf?!) reason I thought Jin was the “bad boy” of the group. Can you really blame me though???

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Like what the hell is he doing here? Why would he does this???

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And you guys wonder why I thought he was the bad boy?! When I first saw the video I was like, “okay, this guy is good looking AND he’s got a manly image. He is the bad boy!” Actually, it wasn’t even until after they released Bullet Proof Part 2 that I started watching Rookie King and then I was like, “nope, not a bad boy.”

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In all actuality, Jin is just a qt pie who doesn’t get enough praise. I think that may have to do with his role as the visual of the group. Sometimes he feels like the Dara of the group, and before the hate comes, I just mean it in that they both get written off for being good looking. Like, that’s not all that Jin is good at. He’s the eldest and he takes that responsibility seriously by always caring for and being kind to the other members.

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He’s also so sweet and he lets the other members tease him, even though he is the oldest.

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However, at the end of the day they love him because of his warm and loving personality.

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That’s not all that Jin is good for, though! His voice is that of an angel! He seriously has such a sweet tone, and while it’s true that he doesn’t have the range Jungkook and Jimin have or the deep tone that V has, he still balances the vocal line so well (his ‘whoas’ in Boyz with Fun tho) and BTS wouldn’t sound the same without him.

So let’s just all agree to love and care for him because he’s always caring for everyone else and he deserves to have the ARMYs look out for him.

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Okay, let me talk about our fluffy green alien.

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Really, V can do no wrong. He is possibly the cutest human being I have ever seen, and at least to me, he seems like the most innocent member of the group.

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Whenever I think about the fact that V had to hide all those times the rest of the members were doing their video logs it really makes my heart hurt for him. V is so sweet, and just the thought that he didn’t let the fact that he was basically in the shadows for a while before he was allowed to be seen get to him?!?! He’s stated countless of times he was just happy to be debuting with the rest of his team, like???!!!!

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The kids voice tho! People can’t say that V is just a pretty face, which is what I heard a lot in the beginning. Even I was like that a little at first. My first impression of V was that he was good-looking, but it’s not fair to him to simply place him as “the good-looking one.” He’s got an amazingly deep, soulful voice! He’s like the one that balances Jin’s sweeter voice (Boyz with Fun, hellooooooo?!?!?!) Let’s just all praise that we have Kim Taehyung in the group, kay?!?!

PS: My fave part of No More Dream

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I don’t even know why, but this is my favorite part of the video. V in those glasses is just, ugh!!!

Seriously though, V is a special little snowflake and everyone should love him lots.

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Now, allow me to introduce our leader, our flow king, the light of BTS: Kim Namjoon.

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Wait, why is he our leader again?

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There are so many reasons why Rap Monster is important, here are just a few of my reasons.

1. He is one of the best rappers (not just idol rappers, either) in the game. He literally kills with his flow, you guys. Once Namjoon gets a hold of the mic it’s an all kill. He’s a genius! 

2. We all may make fun of Namjoon but no one can touch his ability as a leader. He is always so genuine, and even if he may not seem like he takes care of the group in the way the Jin does, he is still always encouraging the members.

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No, but really, we all know what a great leader Rap Monster is. You can tell by how comfortable all the members are with him that he’s a good guy. If they were a bit awkward with him then you’d be able to tell.

3. My last (but seriously not the last because he’s too great) reason why Namjoon, a.k.a, Rap Monster is important is BTS itself. As we all know, Namjoon was the first to sign under BigHit and the first member of BTS, however Namjoon was already in the underground long before anything happened with BTS. Ya’ll can search his pre-debut videos on YouTube, and the truth of the matter is that he could have made it on his own. He’s got a strong flow, great stage presence, and sharp lyrics. Bang PD himself stated that when he first heard Namjoon rap he was ready to have him debut right then. Rap Monster didn’t want to be on his own though, he wanted to be in a group where he would have that strong brotherhood that he wouldn’t have gotten being on his own, so he joined BTS. Even now I always hear people saying that RapMon would do better on his own, but he is so dedicated to the group, these guys are seriously his family. In that hidden camera when Bang PD made him choose between going solo and being in BTS he chose BTS without even the slightest bit of hesitation. He’s also not afraid to call himself an idol even with all the hate he sometimes gets for being an idol rapper. I love all that about Rap Monster, so please show me where he is bad leader.

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What’s one distinct thing that sets BTS apart from a lot of other groups? Three words, people: Jimin’s High Note.

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Park Jimin is such a valuable member of BTS and not just because of his abs. The kid is dripping with talent. He can dance, sing, and he’s got the charm needed to keep everyone interested.

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And seriously, seventh in looks my butt!

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(I don’t take this too seriously because I know the members like to tease each other) With all these things going for him you would think the kid would be arrogant, but he’s still so goofy and respectful towards his Hyungs.

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His dancing skills are also not something to be taken lightly. He’s the best dancer in BTS besides J-Hope and he’s always working on getting better. When I first saw No More Dream I actually thought that Jimin was going to be my bias because he’s the first person I really noticed in the video. Even though that isn’t the case today, I seriously still love Jimin to no end. He will always hold a special place in my heart and I just hope he keeps doing well and he stops losing weight because a healthy Jimin is a cute one.

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Oh, who do we have here? Did someone say Golden Maknae?

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I love little Kookie, so, so, much! He’s my little man who thinks he’s all grown-up, but is actually afraid of girls. Jungkook is obviously important with a title like Golden Maknae. The kid is actually good at everything!!! He can sing, rap, dance, he’s charming. Like, what can’t you do??

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He’s also so funny, and I seriously don’t even know what to say about Jeon Jungkook other than he’s amazing. Plus we both have the same ultimate bias (GD) so I feel like I would be able to get along with Kookie really well.

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One thing that I would like to say about Jungkook is that I love how much he loves being in BTS. We’ve all seen that video where he gets too overwhelmed during Born Singer and he starts to cry.

I can seriously respect him for that because that just shows me how much he really wanted this. How much he wanted that moment where the whole crowd was singing his song back to him. How much he really wanted to be sharing that stage with the rest of his brothers and that really got to me. Seriously, all I can say is that I hope Kookie keeps on doing what he’s doing.

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We have reached that point in this long text post ya’ll. The part where I’m going to need some hope to keep going, and where else would I look for some hope other than our ball of sunshine, Jung Hoseok, a.k.a: J-Hope.

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Okay, let me just start this off by saying FACIALS!!! J-HOPE’S FACIAL EXPRESSIONS BRING ME LIFE!! LIKE:

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I can’t even come up with good enough words to describe J-Hope. He’s so freakin nice, funny, talented, caring, warm, creative, unique, I can seriously go on. J-Hope was at one point my bias, and sometimes I still catch myself loving him a little more than the rest. Don’t judge me though, okay? There are just so many things I love about him.

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His rapping.

I know he may not be as good as Rap Monster or Suga but he’s so good in his own right. We have to remember that J-Hope didn’t come from that underground rapper scene that both RapMon and Suga came from so he pretty much had to bust his butt practicing in order to be able to call himself a rapper like they do. He’s got this swagger about him when he raps, and out of the rapper line I feel like he’s the most versatile with his rap. He can manipulate his tone without it coming out weird. Exhibit A is his part in Cypher Part 3.

Another thing I love about J-Hope is his dancing (obviously).

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He can make even the simplest of moves look amazing! He’s got so much talent for dancing, he’s one of my top favorite main dancers in a group.

I also really love J-Hope’s goofy personality.

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He’s always making me smile and I appreciate the fact that he doesn’t try changing who he is for anyone.

All in all, J-Hope is such an amazing ball of sunshine.

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Bonus cuz I literally died when I saw this episode of AHL.

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Okay, so who am I missing? Hmmm?? Oh, that’s right!


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Ya’ll will have to excuse me if I start to ramble (or cry) I just seriously love Suga so much!!!

Okay, so here is my list of my favorite things about Min Yoongi/Suga.

1. His talent.

I know a lot of people tend to overlook Suga’s rap with Rap Monster in the group, but we ARMYs know how truly amazing Suga’s rap is. His flow is so incredible, and I know by now “Suga Sweg” is a running gag among the fandom, however I think people that don’t really know about BTS need to understand that it all started with his rap.

Like that hook? He spat fire over that hook and made it sound amazing! It’s not only that, but the emotion he puts into his rap. Like I can feel his anger, his frustration, his sorrow. His words cut deep because I believe every word he is saying. I know a lot of rappers want to talk abut the “struggle” and all of that, but with Suga he doesn’t make it sound cheesy or overused. He makes his struggles sound real and relatable.

So, yes the whole “swag” thing is something we ARMYs joke about, however it is also 100% true that Min Yoongi has swagger!

Aside from his rapping, his producing abilities always impress me. The songs he has written for BTS are amazing. Everything from Miss Right, Tomorrow, Boyz with Fun, and all the other songs he has written and produced with the rest of the rapper line are great! I feel like he doesn’t understand how good his songs really are, which I think is a major reason why he hasn’t released his mixtape yet. I just wish he would have more confidence in his work because everything he has written so far has been amazing!


His lyrics always impress me. He can write a verse and I swear it will be the most relatable thing I have ever read in my life. One of my favorite verses of his is his verse in If I Ruled the World. I love how while RapMon and J-Hope talk about wanting girls, and famous clothing brands (nothing wrong with that HOLLA) he writes about wanting to buy a house for his family and to rule the world with his music. LIKE?!?!?!?!?!

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Another one of my favorites is his verse in Cypher Part 2. Like, bro. The part where he says “If I’m the sun you’re, the moon, because when I rise you go down.”  

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2. His personality

I love Yoongi’s personality so much because he can go from intimidating as-f rapper one second to squishy and lovable the next.


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And then there’s his cutie pie side…

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I read this post once where another ARMY summarized the reason behind Yoongi’s personality really well. I’m sorry I can’t remember the name of the person, but basically what he/she said was that Yoongi was a lot more reserved and quiet because of the way he was brought up. Yoongi has said so himself that his dad was the traditional tough and reserved father who didn’t show him much affection. Naturally, if someone is brought up being taught that showing ones emotions is a sign of weakness then they are not going to show their emotions much to other people. Another thing this person pointed out was that Yoongi growing up in Daegu influenced his tougher attitude. Of course, V was also raised in Daegu, however he was raised by his grandparents in the countryside, while Yoongi grew up in a part of the city that is famous for the rough city people. Of course he had to be tough in order to survive in a city like this. It’s the same with people from New York, Boston, or Chicago. You have to be tough in order to not get pushed around. What I really loved about what this person stated was that they mentioned how being in a group with such loving guys helped Yoongi to come out of his shell a little more. By being surrounded by a bunch of guys that are loud and playful he understood that showing emotion and being a little cute sometimes isn’t a bad thing. This is reflected in his recent attitude in their newer shows and broadcasts. He’s a lot more playful and he isn’t afraid to show how cute he can really be. I think being a member of BTS really helped Yoongi out a lot.

His snarky attitude tho!

I love how Yoongi can be a little shit sometimes. It’s part of his charm and what really attracted me to him when I was watching Rookie King to learn more about them. He really doesn’t give a fuck what people have to say about him most of the time, and at least to me that’s a really good example to set.

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Like, the tude is real with this one, AND I LOVE IT!!

His love for ARMYs

We all know that all the guys love their fans, however I feel like Yoongi always does his best to show his love. His birthday surprises two years in a row for the fans was so cute! I really couldn’t believe that instead of accepting gift from the fans he decided to make gifts for them instead. I thought it was so cute of him to spend his own money and time and effort in order to surprise the fans. Seriously, if that doesn’t show his love I don’t know what does.

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Okay, I know I’ve been going on with Yoongi for a long time, but I just want to say one last thing. Yoongi is a really contemplative kind of guy. You can tell by the way he always takes a long time to write his music because he wants to be 100% satisfied with it. He thinks a lot about what people think about his music, more so than himself, and that’s because his music is the way he shows others who he is. He’s a really deep thinker and sometimes I feel like I want to shield him from the fame because of how sensitive he really is. I think that’s also a reason why I don’t want him to be on shows like SMTM (even though I KNOW he and RapMon would probably kill) The citicism would DESTROY him. Just look at how they ripped Mino apart. Mino was obviously talented and I’m not saying I don’t agree with him losing because Basick also deserved the win, HOWEVER I hated how people played him off like he had no right to be there. Suga thinks about these things and I just wish there was a way for us all to send him warm hugs and smiles so he knows we are there for him. I truly love what a deep thinker he is though. To me he’s like a little Tablo. He can go hard one minute, then hit you with the feels the next.

Let’s just all give Min Suga some love, okay?

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What I’m saying is that I feel like we should all be careful with the way we talk to ALL the boys because they depend on our feedback the most. We should all be nothing but positive towards them because the music industry can chew you up and spit you out and not give a flying fuck. They’re just looking for the next big thing, really. I really, truly feel like BTS could become something big. They have the supportive management and the talent to do so. So when they have their comeback let’s all give our seven boys tons of support and affection so they know they we appreciate their hard work.

Okay, sorry for this long-ass post, and if you read all the way through it then bless you and may you have an amazing day! Also, let’s all pray together that we survive this comeback because I really don’t know, ya’ll.

Love your fellow ARMY, Sandra! <3

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Rap Monster

Anonymous said:

what’s your favorite bts (but not officially bangtan boys) song?? like either pre-debut or featuring (like jhope in animal etc etc) or ..well yeah? idk i think u seem pretty into ~Music~~ and i want to know what your opinion is!

I picked Something by Rap Monster because it’s one of his PBR&B songs and I think it shows another side of Namjoon. He uses a Drake Instrumental and sings for most of the song: it’s pretty cute to be honest… I’m a sucker. 

♫ This could be something ♫

#NewtoClassicWho: Recommendations

So I’m late, but lemme lay out some classic Who episode recs, keeping in mind we all have totally different tastes. I tend to have high tolerance for bad special effects and camp if the characters and story are fun and/or the dialogue is snarky or eloquent.

My suggestion is to watch two serials each of the first seven Doctors, selecting from those with companions who have piqued your interest, and The Five Doctors after you’ve watched two or three different classic Doctors. Here’s my picks.

First Doctor:

Unearthly Child all by itself, the first half hour episode, sets the stage and feels like time travel all on its own because 1963 was a long time ago. Meet Barbara and her sensible shoes and sweater, Ian the skeptic, the Doctor at his most enigmatic and maddening before the show’s producers had even worked out who or what he was, and Susan, a fascinating mix of younger-audience stand-in and Mary Sue and otherworldly person. If you’re struggling with the rest of the serial, which develops the TARDIS team’s characters but is more than usually dated, I hereby give you permission to skip ahead.

For a full serial, I feel that The Aztecs is a good historical, even though Barbara is White Savior. The side characters are surprisingly complex, apart from the villain (see: Susan’s tutor, the Doctor’s would-be fiancée).

Or try The Romans, which is just plain fun, a lighthearted historical with everybody spoofing I, Claudius. It’s goofy, it’s great, it’s got dear Vicki, and you’ll see how much the Doctor has learned and mellowed after a year or so with Barbara and Ian teaching him compassion. 

Second Doctor:

Unfortunately, I’m not as familiar with Second Doctor episodes, most of which were lost and have been rediscovered since I was watching reruns on PBS in the 80s. My favorite of the extant episodes was The Mind Robber, with Jamie & Zoe (I love Zoe; she’s so smart) and the Doctor in a rather Alice in Wonderland surreal episode. Nowadays we’d call it a virtual reality story, but it was decades before the concept existed.

Alternatively, now that The Web of Fear has been rediscovered, I’d suggest that one, although I still need to watch it myself. It introduces Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, one of the most beloved Who characters ever, back when he was a Colonel (soldier, pompous ass, misogynist, yet after a while one comes to love him and his eye-rolling 500% Done With the Doctor moments). Be charmed by the bad special effects and the “monsters stomping around London” plot which was a staple of late 60s/early70s Who.

Third Doctor: My favorite Doctor growing up, it’s hard for me to choose. 

I suggest either Spearhead from Space, the first third Doctor episode, with some delightful character moments with the Brig and Liz Shaw, plus the introduction of the Autons, or Terror of the Autons, which is a good story that introduces the Master in his original, suave and charismatic incarnation. 

Despite its campiness, I have to put in a plug for my all-time favorite, the ridiculous The Time Monster. It features the original Master in his heyday, Jo Grant being adorably ditzy yet standing up to the Master in her own plucky way, Atlantis, the Brigadier and UNIT, the Doctor’s famous “when I was a little boy” speech, Sergeant Benton and some early well-intentioned attempts at feminism. Laugh. Have fun. Enjoy the campy acting.

Or, for a much more powerful story (although it’s a seven-parter that’s slow in places), I suggest Inferno, which features Dr. Elizabeth Shaw, the third Doctor’s PhD scientist sidekick, and a dystopian mirror-universe. Evil!Brigadier is worth seeing.

Fourth Doctor:  I suggest trying two of the following. 

-The Masque of Mandragora has great costumes, great setting, the Italian Renaissance, classic Sarah Jane Smith, and hilarious elocution. Plus the cutest damn gay couple in all of classic Who. 

- The Pirate Planet is written by Douglas Adams, and is just fun over-the-top 70s SF romp (Romana, but alas, not Lalla Ward’s regeneration. 

-Watch City of Death for Lalla Ward; everyone does. Bonus: John Cleese sighting).

-  Face of Evil is an interesting alien dystopia, one of the first times a Doctor Screws Up Royally and has to admit it, but more importantly, it introduces Leela the warrior— think a young Xena, about 20 years before Xena— who is another of my favorite companions. 

-And for personal reasons, I have to put in a plug for The Keeper of Traken, which is a good late Fourth Doctor story, a fun Shakespearean costume drama / fantasy story that brings back a villain we’ve been missing for far too long (I say, avoiding spoilers).

Fifth Doctor: Best regeneration episode ever, IMO, Castrovalva is still a charming introduction to the Doctor and one of my favorite TARDIS teams, plus Ainley!Master is having a ball being an uncured ham. Kinda is marred by the infamous monster scene at the end— try to find the CGI version— but it’s an interestingly psychological drama dealing with various kinds of madness, sneaking in Hindu symbolism in a very SF setting. It also has Tegan/Janet Fielding being sexy and terrifying. But if you watch just one Fifth Doctor episode, watch Enlightenment — yes, I know, there’s a villain with a dead bird hat, but the basic story concept is fantastic. I won’t spoil it.

Sixth Doctor: Uh. I need to rewatch this period; I really didn’t like it as a teenager. I do recall Vengeance on Varos being awesome, anticipating reality TV by about two decades. The Two Doctors, come to think of it, was also fairly good, if a bit macabre. (Jamie & Two return, and Jacqueline Pierce, Servalan of Blake’s 7 fame, makes a fun sub-villain).

Seventh Doctor: Actually one of my favorite Doctors when he was on the air, I loved most of his episodes (in which I seem to be the minority), but anyway, Battlefield. WATCH BATTLEFIELD. Ace McShane being awesome, ridiculous King Arthur stuff, Jean Marsh coming back in a great role, and the Brig coming out of retirement to be his usual endearing crusty self. If you want more Seven, my next suggestion is the uber-meta Remembrance of the Daleks, one of many times when the Doctor is impressive in his rhetoric, Ace is dangerous, and Coal Hill School makes its first appearance since Unearthly Child. This was the first time in 26 years that the Daleks finally conquered the stairs, which resulted in a hilariously meta cliffhanger.

Eighth Doctor: The movie, of course. And then we get into Big Finish. I would really recommend starting at the beginning, Storm Warning. But you could also jump straight to Seasons of Fear, which I think is one of the better early Charley & Eight stories.

Last but not least, after you’ve seen a little bit of classic Who (a few episodes, not necessarily every Doctor), I suggest watching The Five Doctors as a fanservice introduction to a lot of classic Doctors and companions, plus Ainley!Master being his charming self. Bonus: Gallifrey and the High Council of Time Lords as they really were during classic Who.