i’m really missing autumn so i wanted to make this ask to get people in the spirit since we’re only about a month away from september now.
1. apple 🍏: do you typically go to the apple orchard in autumn?
2. pumpkin 🎃: how do you feel about the psl and pumpkin spice flavoring in general?
3. spiderweb 🕸: what is your favorite autumn weather?
4. bat 🦇: did you buy or make your costumes as a kid?
5. owl 🦉: what is your favorite autumn candy or dessert?
6. ghost 👻: what is your favorite horror movie?
7. spider 🕷: rank the seasons from best to worst.
8. leaves 🍂: did/do you like back-to-school time?
9. crescent moon 🌙: what is your favorite fall clothing item?
10. skull 💀: do you have good autumns where you live?
i am so bored; please leave some of these in my ask. i’ll be leaving asks for as many people who reblog as i can keep track of.
@byelertrash wrote a great analysis of Will Byers’ sexuality. I wanted to add to it – this is a sort of long post, so bear with me.
I was looking for a script of the pilot online, and while I couldn’t find the shooting version, I did find a version of the pilot when the show was still called Montauk. It’s really interesting to look at all the differences: for one thing, Steve’s character is still what the Duffers intended him to be in the first place — a shallow asshole, he and Nancy have sex basically right away, and from what I remember, Barb dies.
There are lot of minor dialogue changes, but there was one discrepancy that caught my eye, from the scene between Joyce and Hopper when Joyce first reports Will’s disappearance.
In the actual scene (i.e.: the one that aired), Joyce says “[Will’s] got a couple of friends, but you know, kids, they’re mean. They make fun of him, call him names, they laugh at him, his clothes…” Hopper then says, “His clothes? What’s wrong with his clothes?”, to which Joyce responds, “I don’t know, does it matter?”
The Montauk pilot makes a critical change. When Hopper asks what’s wrong with Will’s clothes, Joyce responds saying it’s because they’re too colorful. Here’s a screenshot:
I initially thought this part of the scene was an allusion to the Byers’ poverty; that maybe kids laughed at Will’s clothes because they were hand-me-downs or unfashionable or worn out. But I really don’t know what else about colorful clothing kids could take issue with, apart from the fact that it could theoretically imply homosexuality. I’m not sure why the Duffers removed the line (though I imagine it’s probably a matter of subtlety) and I’m not sure what it means as far as the canon is concerned. But I thought it was interesting.
Moreover, the entire scene itself is EXTREMELY loaded with meaning. It initially confused me, because I wasn’t sure why Joyce would bring up her son’s perceived homosexuality at that particular time. It didn’t seem immediately relevant to his disappearance. But, I think the Duffers wanted to hint that Joyce was worried about her son because he’s already a target. It’s important to note that Hopper asks about Will’s sexuality — when Joyce says that Lonnie used to call Will a fag, Hopper asks, “Is he?”. Later in the show, Troy says that his dad speculates that Will is dead; probably killed by “some other queer”. So, it would appear that even other adults are aware of Will’s perceived homosexuality, and that to some extent, it’s a topic of speculation and gossip in the town itself, and not just at Will’s school. So, I think Joyce, in this scene, is trying to explain to Hopper that Will’s disappearance isn’t just symptomatic of his age — she’s trying to explain that he’s queer, other people know it, and that makes him vulnerable.
It’s ESPECIALLY worth noting that Joyce says “he isn’t like you” to Hopper right after he mentions “screwing Chrissy Carpenter”. This probably means that Will isn’t the type of person to skip class at all, but it could also mean that Will isn’t the type of person who would skip class to do something like screw somebody. Perhaps it’s because Joyce, who we know is very close with Will, has never observed him express romantic or sexual interest in anyone. One possible interpretation is that he hasn’t had those feelings yet, but another, more probable one, is that he has, but a) is confused and scared by them, b) knows that it’s unacceptable to have same-sex leanings let alone articulate them, and c) is already worried about being a ‘freak’ and an outcast, and therefore chooses silence. (But I bet you Joyce already knows this about Will, that’s kind of what I think the subtext of the “I was so proud of your rainbow ship” scene was…)
If you need anymore evidence of this, throughout the show, Lucas, Mike, and Dustin all express romantic interest in someone. Will, however, never does. There is only one instance where Will is paired with someone at all, and he neither initiates it nor seems too enthusiastic that it’s happening. Will’s own romantic inclinations have been unaddressed thus far, and I think that’s intentional. If the Duffers were really concerned with portraying Will as straight, the girl he danced with at the Snowball would have been introduced earlier in the show, if briefly. They would have included some shot of him looking at her longingly, or added a small subplot where he laments how being “zombie boy” has affected his romantic opportunities. And I’m almost certain they would have had him ask her. Instead, the girl is a rando; we don’t even know her name. We’re meant to be uninterested in her. The fact that she asks Will to dance is absolutely critical, because it means we have yet to see Will’s own romantic impulses – we only see someone projecting theirs onto him. also Will doesn’t lament his romantic choices because he already has a crush on Mike.
Now, of course you could make the argument that assumptions about Will’s sexual identity don’t necessarily have any bearing on his actual identity. I would agree. But I don’t know why a) Will has repeatedly been targeted for being queer when Lucas, Mike and Dustin, all outcasts, have not, b) why even adults seem to be aware of this rumor, and c) why Joyce feels it’s necessary to bring up in a meeting with Hopper about his disappearance. And of course, there’s this clue from the pilot script, which is, IMO, unquestionably about him being gay.
Again - I’m not arguing that the speculation itself proves that Will is gay, I’m arguing that it seems like too much of a conscious effort on the Duffers’ behalf to amount to nothing. It seems that the Duffers are developing Will’s storyline, by planting subtle hints at his sexuality. They did it in the first season by belaboring everyone’s speculation about his orientation, and in the second season by emphasizing his close relationship with Mike. (I could write an entire tumblr post about the way their relationship in the 2nd season was shot alone).
I think it’s especially possible given the fact that we have yet to really get to know Will as a character independent from the supernatural trauma he’s had to survive the past two seasons. If the Duffers are going to keep the show fresh, and I imagine they will, they’re going to change things up, which means we’re going to get to know Will in a different way. Dustin, Lucas, and Mike all have had romantic storylines, and each of these have deepened our understanding of and love for them. It would be repetitive and boring to yet again introduce a new character to be a love interest for Will, so in lieu of that, we may get more evidence to Will’s sexual identity. I am NOT suggesting that we will get Byeler, and I doubt we will see Will “come out” (because he’s 13 and this is 80s Indiana), but I don’t think that doesn’t mean he’s not canonically gay. It just means that we have to wait and see.
Disclaimer: I wrote this text long time ago, when we first heard the title of the episode, and we knew perfectly nothing about the plot - I just somehow never got to posting it. Back then I never DREAMED that we will be getting Cas and Dean roleplaying Texas rangers, and running around in cowboy hats. (What a time to be alive!) Anyway, I hope this little rant about how “Tombstone” (1993) is relevant to tomorrow’s episode will still be fun to read.
Disclaimer 2: I do not equal effeminate/weak bodied/flamboyant = gay, just different from the surroundings in the context of this movie. At the same time, the movie uses cheap stereotypes to characterize their characters in subtext. It is 1990s, and this is not good, but it happened back then.
File it under the “Things I do because of my “Supernatural” obsession”: I watch and read stuff I hadn’t expected to before I started watching the show - you know, like a 1993 western telling the story of the legendary gunman Wyatt Earp and his two brothers, hunting and killing some Old West gang of outlaws in a frontier town.
Nevertheless, I did watch it, and now I will write about it because I am painfully aware that episode 13x06 is called “Tombstone”, that it has a western theme, and that it’s an episode by the writer who gave us “Stuck in the Middle with You” (12x12). It is therefore quite possible that the source material is relevant to the final product - plus with Tarantino being a western buff, it all connects nicely.
I will not speculate about the actual episode since we have almost nothing to go on at the moment - besides a few pictures from which we can gather a couple of facts:
The boys are most probably in Dodge City at some point (we saw pictures from the set saying “Dodge City” on one of the buildings). The city is about 3,5 hour drive from Lebanon - where the bunker is - and it was here Wyatt Earp was the sheriff before he moved to Tombstone. It also is “the cowboy capital of the US” because of it being the main city on the old “cattle trail”, famous for its cow markets and for its gunfights. We saw Dodge City on the show once before when Krissy’s dad was attacked in “Adventures in Babysitting”, but otherwise this is the first time we visit it,
We also know that at some point we will visit a cowboy-themed motel.
[While all of this gives us no story hints whatsoever, I think it’s safe to assume that the keywords for the episode are “cowboys” and “western”. Since Davy Perez’ most noteworthy episode last year was Tarantino themed, I am not remotely surprised this season for him is “westerns” (he is also bringing us the train heist episode later this season - yes, please.)]
I can, however, present the movie “Tombstone” that may or may not have something to do with the final episode (we’ll see). As I am aware that not everyone is as dedicated (read: bored and obsessed) as me to check out every pop culture reference on the show, I decided to share my newly aquired wisdom with the class.
Ok, so the story. The movie tells a (rather idealized) version of the shootout that occured in the frontier town of Tombstone, Arizona, between Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp (plus their friend, Doc Holliday) and the gang of outlaws who called themselves “the Cowboys” - known as the gunfight at OK Corral. I will talk just about the movie here (since the historical truth is a little different, and a compare-and-contrast historical analysis is not what we need right now).
So, Wyatt Earp got famous being the marshall of Dodge City, while also being a pacifist and trying to avoid starting conflicts as much as possible. Tombstone was supposed to be his retirement - he wanted to settle down, finally having his family around, and earn some money for a comfortable and silent life. He came to Tombstone together with his two brothers and their wives; upon arrival, he found out that his best friend, Doc Holliday, also ended up in the town, searching for his luck and trying to cure his TB - an illness that will later kill him at the age of 35.
We meet Wyatt Earp when he has people closest to his heart right around him, and is very content with his life. He is also very adamant to leave the past and the fame behind, and start a completely new chapter in Arizona. The Earp brothers find out very quickly, however, that Tombstone is very far from the sleepy abode the name might suggest. The town is full of colourful characters - gamblers, gunslingers, preachers, prostitutes, outlaws etc. And of course there is a conflict boiling just below the surface.
Unwillingly, one by one the Earp party is pulled back into being the law officers again, and into the bloody frontier war.
SPOILERS AHEAD (you know, if you wanna watch the movie yourself)
So many themes here that remind me of SPN!
We have a duty bound man who meets a maverick and outgoing woman. She offers him excitement and adventures, and of course he falls for her, but doesn’t let himself have what he wants because of his mission, his situation (he was married at the time), and the need to act honourably. He is, however, perfectly aware of his feelings and that a part of this behaviour is fear of following his heart because he had never done this before in his life;
It takes a death of his closest friend to realize life is too short, and he should go for what he wants, which he does;
Before this, however, he follows the murder of one of his brothers by going on a shooting spree, and killing every bad guy he can find until they all are eradicated,
There is also so much gay subtext between two of the characters that the movie is always mentioned when “gay westerns before Brokeback Mountain” are discussed.
“Tombstone” as a lesson in gay subtext:
It is never mentioned in the movie that Billy Zane and Jason Priestley’s characters are gay. Yet, it is so obvious from the way they are portrayed that even people who are not used to reading subtext are perfectly aware the two characters are most probably lovers.
The first thing we notice is the look of the characters. The two man are both dressed in a way that differenciates them from the enviroment around them - Billy Zane’s Fabian is completely different from the masculine world of the Old West, with his soft hair, boyish good looks, clean shaven face, and elaborate outfits.
Jason Priestley’s Billy is more in accordance with the tough world of Tombstone - he is the deputy sheriff after all, and can be tough when needed - but still, in his time off he is portrayed as soft, effeminate, especially while contrasted with the criminals he usually runs with. His outfit is not too different from everyone else’s, but he is the only person to wear a bowtie (everyone else wears neckties or bandanas) and spectacles. He is portrayed as a slightly weaker and more vulnerable person.
Exposition in relation to other characters
The two characters sexuality is shown, not talked about, especially through the kind of interractions they have with other people.
We meet Fabian when he steps out of a carriage, all confident, flamboyant, well-groomed and witty. His person awakens the reaction in the manly-men of the West, which is shown by Morgan Earp asking the local sheriff “What kind of town is this?” (at which point Wyatt shushes him, as if he said something offensive).
To hammer the point home, Fabian is an actor who travels with a gorgeous woman, but obviously has no sexual interest in her - they are best buddies who ogle the Earps together, and comment on their attractiveness.
As for Billy, we meet him when he arrives at the theatre to see the actors’ performance, and right away he is shown bullied by the Cowboys. The quips obviously refer to his sexuality (“Hey, sister boy, gimme some!”). He doesn’t try to shoot them down, just tries to avoid being touched. Quickly he is “saved” by the leader of the gang, and seated beside him. Shortly afterwards the camera shows us the difference between the Cowboys and the deputy sheriff’s approach to Fabian onstage (mocking vs in awe).
Later, during a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, Billy grabs Fabian in the saloon, and cordially invites him to his table. This is the last time we see the two men together, alive.
Fast forward to the end of the movie: Billy is riding around with the Cowboys while Wyatt Earp runs around, shooting everything he can find. The outlaws stop a carriage and find the actress and Fabian in the back: the actor is dead, shot by the Cowboys. Everything here happens completely beside the dialogue and the rest of the scene. Billy watches dead Fabian while the actress holds her dead friend, and angrily discusses the war with the leader of the gang.
(Just for your viewing pleasure, I created THIS GIFSET of the scene)
It is never said out loud that Bily and Fabian are lovers. It is still pretty damn obvious. It is perfectly clear from the way they are presented, their interactions with other characters, and the (very limited) onscreen interactions with each other.
“Tombstone” is a cowboy movie that takes a step towards the actual reality of the Wild West, and makes it almost textual. Homosexuality was a natural part of the cowboy lifestyle - it was after all a society full of men, where the men to women ratio was around 8:1. Everyone had needs, not everyone had money, and love and sexual encounters between men were as common as in any other, similar enviroment. There is a reason why the uber-masculine cowboy stereotype is one of the main figures in American gay iconology - think everything from “Midnight Cowboy” to The Village People and “Brokeback Mountain”.
Why Davy Perez chose to call his episode after the kettle-market town in Arizona, but also after the movie with such a strong gay subtext?
I’m currently re-watching Season 4, simply just to indulge myself, and mainly because I personally loved it. I thought I was done expressing everything I have to say about the matter in this post, but there has been an unending sh*t-storm still looming over S4 that has gone beyond what I had expected. Not to mention that things I’ve seen on Twitter earlier regarding the so-called Norbury movement.
I am not dismissing the fact that this season had its flaws, but there’s a significant meaning to it all that some people are dismissing because they’ve been blinded by their own illusions that I would want to highlight. For someone who had cried over and mulled over these episodes more than the past 3 seasons, this season gave my love for existentialism a baseline that tugged at the heart – the very reason why I wanted to talk about it.
Just a brief explanation, existentialism is the belief that life has no meaning in general. To quote Moriarty, “Staying alive… So boring, isn’t it? It’s just… staying.” However, what I like about it is the idea that society or any other factor is not responsible for giving life it’s meaning – it is solely up to the individual to discover it on their own.
With that said, I think this is why this season resonated with me so much, and I find the chaos in some parts of the fandom frustrating, especially to the point that the writers are being attacked for this. So as usual, I have to say something about it. Because instead of writing articles for work, I’m thinking about Sherlock.
Anyway, I’m just gonna go ahead with my point.
The Six Thatchers : Horrors Of The Past
This may be my least favourite among the three, but the message of this episode is clearly simple: we all have horrors that will come and haunt us in the future – and how we face it all comes down to the path we choose.
We live hundreds, and even thousands of roles throughout our lives. And we all have our past; things that we regret, hate, cringe at, miss, still believe in, etc. But whatever that past might be, what I got from TST is that you can never run from your past as it catches up to you, but it is one facet of your life does not completely define you.
Death has been played with through the past seasons that it seemed all too mundane to us now, in terms of the context of the show. But S4 is here to correct this notion in Mary’s persona. With Mary saying that Mary Watson was the only life worth living, it showed that we get to choose which part of our lives we live out the most.
Same with John and his ‘cheating’. To be fair, I’m pissed at the fact that this was completely out of character. But when the series culminated, I understood why they have to do it. We saw what we wanted to see in these characters as they were presented to us – John was supposedly honourable, kind, and courageous, but what is this? Who is this new John?
This is where I head to my next point.
The Lying Detective : Being Alive And Human
This episode made me cry buckets, to be honest. And it is because this is all about changing what you know about these characters and seeing them all in a different light.
Here we see a Sherlock not led by the mind but the heart, a John who was weak against temptation, a cheater, someone who looked jealous from having the spotlight all on the detective – it showed that no one is ultimately good and that someone’s facade is not who they entirely are. It shows that everyone has their ups and downs because that’s what humanity is about. It illustrated that everyone was capable of being angry, desperate, conceited, weak, lonely, alone, etc. It highlighted how these characters are broken – especially Sherlock – and how redemption can mean so much more to a person.
We all have our flaws, our downfalls, our agonies; but who are we really, at our most vulnerable? And who are the people willing to believe in us even if we’ve shown them our true, and sometimes, faded colours?
“Taking your own life. Interesting expression, taking it from who? Once it’s over, it’s not you who’ll miss it. Your own death is something that happens to everyone else. Your life is not your own, keep your hands off it.”
This is a plea. That shutting down and ending your life is and should never be the answer. This is one of the most beautiful pieces of dialogue I have ever heard, and it’s a very upfront message about warranting a value on your own life. And for people to threaten the writers of the show that they are the ones who caused the lives that are put in the line or the self-harm that will happen due to their distaste for TFP is devastating to me.
And yes, there have been people tweeting Mark and BBC that they are and will be responsible for these lives, which is just unfair.
The Final Problem : On Love And Redemption
I’ve seen people questioning why Benedict said ‘love conquers all’ in one interview before the season aired. There has also been statements that this season will be ‘groundbreaking’, which others failed to see why, leading to the claims that the showrunners are queerbaiting.
Now, every single show, every single actor, not just in Sherlock, but basically everywhere, is being put in the microscope because they need to identify with something, and that they need to represent a cause — which I get! I advocate for this! But, just when the world is being careful about mixing up their characters or when they are inserting a gay character just because now, society is demanding them to, Sherlock had already presented that years before (note that some TV shows only became more open to having gay characters around late 2014, early 2015-ish onwards because people are becoming more vocal about it as inspired by those bold enough to make a first move, e.g. Glee).
Here, we have an openly gay character (which is still another topic of debate but I stand by it when I say Irene used the term gay loosely), had openly gay actors play brilliant and unstereotypical roles, and for God’s sake, Mark Gatiss is a gay man who is behind this brilliant show, and that’s the very reason they passed it off as normal. They didn’t do it in a way that we always have to be reminded that the character is gay, that there has to be a sex scene just to prove that they’re gay… it’s just there – again, as one facet of the characters. Sex, as something that has been explicitly expressed in the show, isn’t the only thing that defines a character or their relationships with someone else, and I appreciated that. They had a story to tell – the story of these characters as a whole and not just one side of them.
And personally, I did see why they made their claims as indicated by my chosen title. When this season ended, Sherlock who claimed to have never been attuned to his emotions, had his eyes open and had embraced that he was also human, flawed, and is capable to love IN ALL FORMS.
He learned to value his life because of what happened to Mary, he had admitted that he also succumbs to his impulses with Irene Adler (texting or beyond that, depends on what you want to believe), he fully realised that he would never ever want to hurt and make Molly feel like she’s being used by him because she’s his friend, he was able to extend a more human side of himself to John more than he did before, he finally understood and accepted Mycroft’s intentions and actions which I think mended their relationship significantly (this one hits me to the core so much), and lastly, he discovered that if he was left in the air in isolation, he might have ended up like Eurus, which is why he never wanted to make her feel alone again.
To me, it is groundbreaking because it left that cliche of someone running off into the sunset in the end and it’s all butterflies and rainbows. They wrapped it up with the characters still broken, but living through it day by day because someone chose to love, accept, and help them heal despite their flaws.
It is what it is, they keep on saying, because that’s how life is. It can be unbearable and it can most certainly be shit, but in the end, whether you ship Johnlock, Adlock, Sherlolly, Sheriarty, Mollstrade, Mystrade, etc., if we all let love – self-love, romantic love, familial love, platonic love – all kinds of love in our lives, it will help us conquer all, within and beyond this show.
Jin would be so happy that you would want him to accompany you for grocery shopping. He would probably help you pick out ingredients, and suggest dishes you guys could cook up together
“Lets make beef” he said holding up a beef package in front of you. “We could put in vegetables, oh! and I could make the broth for it too!” he said in excitement. “You are cute” you said. “No I am just happy to be cooking together with the love of my life” he replied. His cheeks flushed a bit after he said that, but pretending that it was very normal of him to do so he said “okay lets go to the ingredients section and pick out the seasonings”. He interlocked his hand with yours and led you down the alleys of the shopping mart.
If you could get him to go with you for something as ordinarily boring as grocery shopping he would probably just be very annoying and ask at minute intervals if you were done
“Do you really need me to buy vegetables? Its a one person job” he said as he closed his eyes. “Please Yoongi? Please please please?” you genuinely requested. “Okay fine I promise I wont disturb you while you sleep tomorrow, not even to wake you up for practice” you said. “Fine..” he muttered “I’ll stay in the car” he said. When you explained to him that its still the same as not going he agreed. Everytime you put something in the cart he said “ Look we’re done! lets go now”
Hoseok would probably happily walk around, unable to shake off the domestic vibes he felt while grocery shopping with you. Would likely make up future after marriage scenarios
“Don’t you get the domestic vibes from all this?” he asked. You were kind of lost. “Babe just imagine us, married and shopping together like this, buying stuff for our house” he emphasized the word ‘our’. “Hoseok…” you said feeling a bit emotional. He smiled at you warmly. You could tell he was really happy just being with you and it made you happy in turn.“I am serious. Even something as mundane as grocery shopping is fun when I am with you”
He would probably be the guy reading labels on everything trying to decipher how healthy the food is.
You sighed as you saw your boyfriend reading labels on everything you picked out. “This is necessary. I need to make sure everything that you ingest is healthy. I dont want you getting sick even in the slightest” he said, with his eyes trained on the box of energy bars. “I appreciate that but..” “But nothing” he cut you off finally putting the box down, smiling with satisfaction.
This boy would most likely just stare at you with a smile on his face each time you came out of the changing room wondering how did he get so lucky
He was all smiles as you tried on different clothes. “Babe that looks really good on you” he said as he twirled you around. He was so lost staring at you that he didnt even notice when you asked him whether the dress you wore looked good on you. “Hmm?” he said as he blinked a few times. “Lets just buy the whole store because you make everything look so good on you, its hard to choose a single thing” he complimented making you blush.
He would probably spoil you rotten, giving so many compliments and taking so many pictures of you.
“The trial room is over on the left” he threw the pile in your hands and pushed you in the direction of the room. You tried on every piece of clothing he had given you and he took pictures of you each time. “How did I ever get someone as perfectly beautiful as you?” he said with a loving smile on his face as you came out in the white dress he had selected for you. His hands snaked around your waist, he pulled you in and his lips drew you into another world. “Keep slaying my princess” he winked as pulled away first.
Jungkook would be so picky about everything you wore because secretly he wouldnt want any other guy to see you so prettied up
“Next” he said as you came out wearing shorts. “I like it though!” you said in outrage. “I dont” he said casually. He walked towards you spun you around by your shoulder and pushed you in the fitting room. “Why are you being like this?” you asked in annoyance. “I dont want any other guy eye raping the shit out of you.” he paused. “ Unless you want me to get into a bloodied fight then go ahead” he smirked knowing that he got to you. You sighed in response and exited the store hand in hand with clothes of his choice.
I know that what happened to michael is proof the white cishet man can die too. But, although he wasn’t perfect, michael was everything the white love interest should be? He cared deeply about Jane’s background (those spanish vows were the most romantic thing ever said in a tv wedding). He used his privilege to help her family (he stopped abuela being deported like 3 times). When he was called out he changed his behaviour (remember in chapter two/three when michael said he was “glad to be the male presence in house meetings” and jane said “that’s not going to go well in our meetings” and Michael was just like “I’m glad to be invited???”). And how even though he behaved appallingly when he first found out jane was pregnant by the end he considered mateo his own son (he and jane always talked about having “another kid” cos they already had mateo???). Overall michael was just a great guy and I wish more cishet white male love interests were as good as him.
Honestly, I am a person who tries to see good in everything but even for a person like me, the finale fell flat. Especially in comparison to season 6 finale. The first half especially was boring, dry and a bit dull.
Jon doesn’t enquire after his siblings?? I mean like seriously. They don’t even show him talking to Brienne. The scene where the peace talks try to happen, even the demonstration of killing the wight scene was so dry.
I still don’t get why the invitation was sent only to winterfell. Where are the Lords and Ladies of the other houses??
Cersei asks for something very reasonable, for Jon, to stay neutral in this great war that he’s so hell bent upon fighting and getting everyone to unite and fight for, which is even the right thing to do. But since he’s already rushed in and bent the knee to D. Targ, he won’t lie about it. It was such a simple thing Cersei asks for. Let’s unite, Let’s not choose sides, Let’s deal with that after the war with the dead is over. I can’t see why Jon, who seems to be concerned about nothing more than fighting the NK, can’t see the simple logic of this ask?? Your people want you to stay independent, D. Targ has agreed to help you without asking you to bend the knee, Now Cersei is making the SAME F*****G offer, WHY WON’T HE STAY NEUTRAL??? GOD, it was frustrating!! I don’t see how a man who is stupid enough to not see the logic in this can play undercover agent?? LIKE REALLY!!
I don’t know if it’s just me, but like Cersei slayed every scene she was in. In her scene with Tyrion, both Lena and Peter were beyond awesome!! It was laughable that the only good thing Tyrion could say about his dragon queen was that she has good advisors to keep her worst impulses under check??? So the question is Who is she without her advisors?? Tyrion not rattling off her many titles or her goodness in front of Cersei could either be a politically smart move or really his own slow realisation that D. Targ is not the queen he thought she was.
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SCENES
Now to Jon and D’s scene in the dragon pit where she talks about how chaining the dragons was not such a smart move. They’re meant to be set free, according to her. Just like the dragon within her. She doesn’t plan to chain the dragons, the dragons whom were are told in this very episode don’t understand the difference between what’s theirs and what isn’t. Land, Livestock, children. This is very important, mind you!!
D. Targ: They were terrifying, extraordinary. They filled people with wonder and awe. And we locked them in here. They wasted away. They grew small and we grew smaller as well. We weren’t extraordinary without them. We were just like everyone else.
This very aptly reflects what D. Targ thinks. She’s nothing without her dragons. Her power comes from her dragons. Dragons who can never be fully controlled, dragons who had to be chained because they posed an equal threat to men, like the dead do, dragons whom D. targ will never be able to see wasted away. She thinks without her dragons, she’s ordinary just like everyone else. And she does not want to be everyone else. She likes being different, she likes the power her dragons give her. This was foreshadowing, in my opinion.
JON: You’re not like everyone else. And you’re family hasn’t seen it’s end. You’re still here.
This firstly reflects what Jon thinks about D. Targ. He has only seen her good side. He ‘thinks’ that she’s not like everyone else and that she has a good heart which may be true in a sense but everything else about her, including burning the tarlys is going to come back to bite him in the ass. Remember what else Jon said in this episode, “I forgive, what I CAN forgive.” Which also means I DON’t forgive what I can’t. Anyway, we’ll have to wait for it in season 8.
D. Targ: I can’t have children.
I know how many people think that bringing this up again definitely means that D is going to get pregnant. I agree, that this is what the show wants us to think. That the witch may not have been a reliable source of information. That somehow it is possible for D to have children. Most of the casual viewers who were watching this show along with me thought that D is going to get magially pregnant next season.
Which is why I got extremely suspicious of this scene, if you know what I mean. This is the scene in which the “continuation” of the Targaryen line is being discussed about. Is it really going to be through the incest route? The one that brought about the supposed downfall of house targ?? Could be, but I really have my doubts. Consider this, unknown to themselves, two targaryens are having a conversation about the succession of their dynasty. One who is capable of fathering children, one who is incapable of having children. One who thinks she is the rightful heir to the iron throne, one who is actually the heir to the iron throne. I still believe that Jon staring at Long claw and passing it on to his children with the STARK music playing in the background had to mean something.
@ Winterfell… (Which was by the way the most interesting plot line in the entire season)
Sansa: No, this is the way he is.. It is the way he’s always been. He’s never asked for my opinion, why would he start now?
Sansa is not happy that Jon’s bent the knee. She’s angry and she’s upset and she has every right to be. Jon should’ve asked for her opinion before he rushed into things and I think for the first time in season 8, we’re in for some real tension between Jon and Sansa, which is not going to be about power. Sansa is not going to like D. I can feel it in my bones.
LF: I can’t believe Jon would surrender the northern crown without consulting you.
Sansa: This is his writing. His signature. He pledged to fight for D. Targ. He’s bent the knee.
LF: I’ve heard gossip. That the Dragon queen is quite beautiful
Right here, we have the culmination of the Jon choking LF scene. There was no need for LF to mention this, just like there was no need for Jon to choke him. And Sansa’s next statement just proves that.
Sansa: What does that have to do with anything?
In her mind, Sansa has never even considered until now, Jon having a romantic alliance with D. It’s never crossed her mind, until now. This has been planted for her to ruminate upon, it’s deliberate.
LF: Jon is young and unmarried. D is young and unmarried.
Sansa: You thinks he wants to marry her?
LF: An alliance makes sense. Together they’ll be difficult to defeat.
Basically this scene show tells us, Sansa is unhappy with Jon bending the knee, she feels neglected by Jon and LF KNOWS that talking about another beautiful woman in whom Jon might want to marry will probably incense Sansa more. Because, it’s NOT betrayal of the north or House Stark that he uses as a ruse to un-name Jon as King in the north, it is a romantic+alliance with D.targ that he uses as a knife to twist into Sansa’s gut. THIS CAN’T BE IGNORED. This right here, is the hint LF drops before he pops off. Like I said earlier in a post, it will be subtle, not direct but it will be there!!
LF: Sometimes when I try to understand a person’s motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What’s the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, how well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?
And here is the final explanation, that LF knows what both Sansa and Jon don’t, till now.
AND YESSSSSSSSSSS All the three Starklings causing LF’s death WAS AWWWWEEEEEESSSOOOOMME!! The only freaking scene in the entire episode which deserved a standing ovation. (Except maybe some more proof would have been better other than Bran just repeating LF’s words. Like has the north just accepted him as the official green seer three eyed-raven now??) So they were always in cahoots and of course we all knew what was going to happen when we saw Bran sitting with Sansa.
And Yeah when I see people gushing over the whole Arya and Sansa scene on the battlements…. Well yeah… of course that was going to happen!!
Personally, I did not like the scene between Bran and Sam. It was rushed and stupid. Why would Bran reveal Jon’s parentage to Sam and not to his sisters?? After keeping it a secret for this long, he decides to reveal this to SAM?? Like what’s even the logic in that.
Bran thinks Jon’s a Sand?? Coudn’t he have suspected there’s more to Jon’s parentage after the tower of Joy scene and done the whole jumping into the visions to check before itself?? And when did Sam find out about the whole Rhaegar marrying Lyanna Stark when we were explicitly meant to notice him ignoring Gilly mentioning that particular piece if information. Rhaegar looked eerily similar to Viserys and his son called his ‘daany’ in the previous episode… LOL!!
And now to the dreaded b0atb@ng. Lol!! I don’t know why I was dreading it. It didnt last for 5 seconds. COME ON GUYS!! TELLING US THAT JON IS THE RIGHTFUL HEIR TO THE IRON THRONE WHILE they were at it….. Doesn’t bode well for their relationship, one bit. And the he loved her and the she loved her bit?? That’s not about Jon and D. It’s a doomed romance, if that’s any foreshadowing anyway. Season 8, episode one, Jon is going to find out he’s Aegon Targaryen and what he does after that maybe told to us in a way of his conversation between Jon and Theon.
First of all this scene does establish one fact. That Jon and Theon are each other’s foil. Again, the whole talk about
“AN IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE THAT I HAD TO MAKE” - STARK OR GREYJOY
This is foreshadowing to Jon’s dilemma in season 8.
“AN IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE THAT JON WILL HAVE TO MAKE TO MAKE” - STARK OR TARGARYEN
Our father was more a father to you that yours ever was. (Ned was more a father to Jon, than Rhaegar ever was.) You betrayed him. Betrayed his memory. (which means Jon never will). But you never lost him (Neither has Jon) He’s a part of you. (Ned is a part of Jon)
You don’t need to choose. You’re a Greyjoy (Targaryen) And You’re a Stark.
Well tell me what you people think?? Because this is the same choice that’s going to be presented to Jon in the next season. Does this mean that in the end Jon will choose to be both? Accept his Stark and Targaryen heritage??
NO GHOST!! AND I HATE IT….
Overall, this was nothing compared to the season six finale. I’m more and more convinced that there’s nothing much to figure out about the NK and his army because we’ve made zero progress there. They’re cold and death the living will eventually defeat them which is obvious. SO it’s what happens later that really matters.
But it’s noteworthy that Sansa Stark is actually responsible or connected to for three of Game of throne’s worst villan’s death. Joffrey, Ramsey and Little finger. This is important people, very very important!!
- I.. You look.. Wow.
- You said you didn’t get me anything.
- Yeah. Obviously I lied. So you’re leaving with Sebastian?
- Yes. And before you say anything
- He seems like a great guy. I tried to find some dirt on him but I couldn’t. Are you excited?
- I am.
- Good. You should be. You deserve something that inspires you, something that makes your heart race.
- I had that.
- I love you.
- I want to be with you for the rest of time, and that’s exactly what I intend to do, because happily ever after it’s real. And we’re gonna find it, together.
- So you think the fact that you love me, that’s supposed to change things?
- Do you realize that when I told you that I love you, you told me you don’t do relationships, and you broke up with me?
- You never said you loved me.
- On Christmas. In that letter. The most girly, vulnerable, stupid, pathetic love letter I’ve ever written, and I must have checked that library a thousand goddamn times, and every damn time I hated mys- Why are you smiling right now?
- Because you look like a princess, but you don’t sound like one. Uh I never got that letter. If I- If I had, I never could’ve left.
- But you did. You could have been honest with me, told me the truth, and we could have worked it out together. And now I have a chance to do something great.
- I’m not asking you to stay. I- I want you to stay, or I want to go with you, but I want you to be exactly who you want to be. And I know that being with me’s not easy, but you’d be you’d be bored if it was too easy.
- No. I want easy. Okay? I want comfortable and I want calm. And Sebastian is.
- But he’s not the guy for you. I am.
- I came through the fire and it was so hard, ‘cause I was so in love with you. Jasper, I can’t do it again.
- I know I hurt you. I’m not expecting you to just run back into my arms, but.. if you leave this palace behind, don’t leave us behind. You’re my girl, Princess. And I’m gonna love you no matter what.
Description: Archie’s dad has gotten shot from the robbery at Pop’s, Archie's in a frantic state and all you want to do is help him like the rest of his friends.
Warnings: It’s kinda sad, but also kinda fluffy?? idk tbh
Word Count: 1,961
A/N: Hello! Remember me?? Yes, it is I.. back from the dead! In honor of Riverdale season 2 starting, I am here to hopefully not bore you to death with this Archie imagine! I’m doing my best to get back into writing, so this is a start, it’s kinda iffy, I don’t think it’s great, but then again, you might think otherwise! Let me know :)) Enjoy.
So, the story continues. The Mayor’s Jubilee was supposed to change everything, be a new start. But when everyone woke up the next morning, Riverdale was still, at its heart, a haunted town.
Even if it’s a small town that nobody really knows about, nothing goes unnoticed, there’s always the constant feeling that you’re being watched underneath a magnifying glass.
I am really getting the hang of digital art lately, so here’s another one of my babies! Can you tell Voltron’s season 2 really got to me yet? I’m way too invested in Galra Keith…
This honestly started out as a doodle I did while bored in bed cuz I was sick, but apparently I have no chill when I’m bored because this got detailed really fast. :X I ended up liking it so much that once I recovered enough to use the computer again I immediately started working on turning this digital and BAM! I love it even more now! :D Kinda wanted to add both the Voltron and Blade of Marmora symbols, but with one in horizontal and the other in vertical it wasn’t working out. So I had no choice but to exclude them. I cry.
Seriously though if nothing else I want to at least see Keith with yellow, pupil-less eyes. Literally if that’s the only Galra trait he ever gets I’ll be happy. I really like the eyes okay?
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Guys, I’m reading your hysterical reviews and they make me sad.
TFP WAS SHIT BECAUSE JOHNLOCK HASN’T BECOME CANON. How stupid must one be to honestly think so???? Hey, maybe you haven’t noticed in 13 episodes, but this show doesn’t have canon pairings. It has fanservice scenes for each one, for shippers of every pairing could be happy. This is sort of the trick? Johnlock? They fucking live together. Two men. Raising a daughter. Sherir? That SMS, plus Eurus insisting Sherlock had sex when heard him playing her theme. Sheriarty? A whole damn kiss (well almost), and a whole blank page of how Sherlock survived. Look, isn’t it cool: all shippers have space for maneuvers. For me, it is enough. Hating TFP and series 4 in general because you wanted to see John and Sherlock banging and you haven’t got them banging is fucking childish.
THE PLOT IS UNREALISTIC AND TWISTED. WHY COULDN’T EVERYTHING BE LIKE IN SERIES 1? okay, you know who would start whimpering first if everything would as nice as pretty as in series 1 and 2? YOU. We have four seasons, each brilliant in its own way, and each unique. Yes, season 4 was nervous, mind-crushing, unexpected in so many ways, but it was fresh, I would even say, refreshing. We got Sherlock as a human, Sherlock as a crazy drug addict, Sherlock as a brother, Sherlock as a friend. This series is absolutely amazing in terms of his character development, the MAIN character development. Remember the first scene we meet him? He’s beating a dead body. In TFP, he’s breaking a fucking coffin. Would you like Sherlock to stay as in series 1 forever? Really?
EURUS IS A SUE. Great, now why wouldn’t we take a look at the concept, not at the character from the point ‘are they are realistic enough to meet them at the grocery?’ Eurus is what Sherlock could become. Dangerous, sociopath, playing wicked games, super clever…lonely. Eurus is what he would be if not for his friends. John, Molly, Lestrade. Moriarty and Irene. Mycroft and mrs. Hudson. Sherlock has them; Eurus has no one. Locked in prison, alone with her mind, she must seem a cliché of an Evil Genius to you, but to me, she seems a dark side of Sherlock himself. A dark side that he confronts, and wins. The scene where they play violins, it’s amazing. I cried. From this perspective, Eurus is a striking, fantastic character. A Sue? Ah, I forgot, you need to meet her in the grocery to believe in her.
I’ve ranted here for too long, but I hope you got me. Sherlock has never been a show where the writers chew everything for us. It has never been a story with one dimension. And it has never been, and was never supposed to be boring. You may yell about how unrealistic and bad-written s4 is, but of we’d had three copies of s1 instead, you’d long for action and twists. There may be another season after it, maybe not (I believe there will not, but Moffitiss are so good at violating people’s expectations), and yet I am happy about what I’ve seen.
Sherlock is a wonderful show. And I don’t need to see two male characters banging to say so.
Hey Bee, I'm just feeling really crummy and worthless- like nothing I do is enough. And had an argument with my family that makes me feel like they think the same. So I came to your blog for a smile. Thanks for such a lovely blog. I was thinking that the things I'm going through sound like something shy!sid might also have gone through. If that sparks any creativity in you or the other anons that would rock
I’m so sorry you’re feeling this way!!! :(( I know that feeling and it’s definitely really rough. Here’s some shy sidney, if that helps a little:
Sidney doesn’t date. Spending effort to go out to impress a
guy who may or may not be as interested in him in the end is draining, and
Sidney’s been on enough awkward encounters to kill enough of his self-esteem. He
likes his routines a certain way, he likes quiet Friday nights to himself at
the rink, when all the players are gone and he can practice without the
memories of the terrifying jeers and boys trying to break his neck surging
back. He likes the stability of knowing the sameness of his schedule.
Sidney had a long term boyfriend before, and his parents
made such a big fuss about it, telling Sidney how happy they were that Sidney
found such a nice person. And he was nice. Nice enough before finally throwing
in the towel and saying, kindly but quite honestly, “I can’t imagine living
with you forever. You’re…boring.” It’d hurt more than any hockey injury,
because exactly a month ago, the same man had held him close and told him
warmly, “I love how there’s no surprises with you. You’re one in a million, Sid.”
Sidney believed him.
His parents ask him why his boyfriend isn’t coming over for
Christmas, and Sidney tells them why, hoping the Skype call would conceal his
“Well, he’s not…wrong,” his father says.
Without hockey, Sidney’s always been less than enough for his father. It stings just a bit more today to hear it.
“Troy!” his mother says, smacking him on the arm before
turning to Sidney. “He wasn’t worth your time, sweetheart.”
(He doesn’t tell his parents about his later boyfriends, or
lack thereof, anymore.)
He keeps himself busy with work, running to and fro to keep
things running in the Pens PR team, making calls and not thinking of much at
all. Retweeting the player’s Cup days when he’s bored (it’s intern work, but
Sarah had called in sick that week) and staring at happy families gathered
around the Stanley Cup. Evgeni Malkin, the team’s captain, holds up the Cup
triumphantly in one photo. There’s real penguins waddling around, flowers and
streams and expensive champagne along the table, and so, so many people, all
the people who love and adore Geno. A beautiful woman kisses Geno’s cheek in
another photo, and Geno looks so happy.
Sidney is a little bit in love with Geno. Geno always puts
on a big smile for Sidney’s cameras, strikes a silly pose and points in his
direction so Sidney’s little team always gets the perfect shot. He always stays
to chat with Sidney after he showers and changes out of his sweaty jersey, if Geno
can find him, asking cheekily, “You see hat trick? Do for you.” And Sidney
would laugh that embarrassing honking noise and tell Geno’s that he’s so full
of shit when really his heart is bursting with hope.
“Have to go out with team now, you come too?” Geno asks. “Celebrate?”
“I have work left to do, have to go home,” Sidney says. It’s
a Friday night. “I really can’t.”
“One day I’m find your house, make you go with us,” Geno teases,
grinning. For a moment, Sidney dreams of Geno coming to his house and saying
sheepishly, ‘I’m keep you company? I’m little bit tired tonight, maybe we keep
talk.’ It makes Sidney’s chest flutter, but then Geno adds, “Know you really
not that boring!”
And that’s all it comes down to. They’re different people,
after all. Maybe Sidney’s just in love with an idea of Geno. Maybe Geno had
just been amusing Sidney when Sidney ramble-mocks the latest bizarre concept he
saw on the History channel, telling him, “No, no, is interesting. I’m want to
know. Keep going.” It’s not the first time he’s been lied to. Maybe Sidney had
just become so unwittingly lonely that anyone who could stand him for more than
five minutes would do.
“Geno, the rookies say they’re going to find you someone
tonight for sure!” someone yells. “Hurry
the fuck up!”
Sidney smiles tightly. “Good night, Geno. Great job out
He leaves, down the hallway, and Geno doesn’t stop him.
He ends up staying at the rink until he’s sure that everyone
else is gone.
He skates until his knees hurt. And practices.
He’s getting ready to go home for real when Geno’s voice
says from behind, “You lie about go home.”
Sidney whips around. Geno’s in skates too, gliding over
“You didn’t go out,” Sidney says.
Geno shrugs. “You play good,” Geno says. “Really good. I
“Oh.” Sidney fiddles with his stick and pushes at the puck a
little. “I used to play.”
“You not play anymore?”
“Not with people.”
Sidney bites his lip.
“Why?” Geno asks, again.
“I like boys,” Sidney says, looking at the ground. Might as
well break his own heart completely, there and then, so he stops hoping for something
so impossible and dumb. “Got my leg broken by someone in peewee. Mom got
scared.” He exhales through his nose, as quietly as possible. “I got scared.”
Geno doesn’t say anything for a long time. Sidney can feel
the tears welling up already.
“Hey, I should go home,” Sidney starts.
Geno reaches out a little. “Wait.”
“We practice? Little bit?” Geno asks. “More fun two people.”
“I’m really tired,” Sidney says.
“Maybe,” Sidney says. “I don’t know.”
Geno shuffles a bit. “You want eat? Know great place nearby.
Sidney could eat. He braves a smile. “I have to warn you,
though, I’m really as boring as you think I am. I just watched an entire season
of Planet Earth, so you’re going to
be hearing a lot of that.”
“You not boring,” Geno says, sounding pained as he shakes
his head so earnestly. He covers Sidney’s hand that’s resting on the stick with
his. “You kind of amazing.”
Geno’s hand is warm and gentle against his, and Sidney doesn’t
It’s finally done! I was kinda bored with this season. I found my attention shifting when some of the new characters showed up. It gets a tad repetitive in the middle but I still enjoyed it. I’m glad they got a happier ending than the first series at least.
Because freelance work has pushed back personal work projects such as this series but that hasn’t stopped me from watching episodes before bed, I am ahead of some of these pieces. Next up is Wedding Peach and after that is Nurse Angel Ririka SOS. I’m starting to watch Saint Tail now. Gotta keep up with these!
It was the last episode of the season, and I can say I’m utterly satisfied. I was prepared for the worst, thinking they wouldn’t have the time to solve everything, but they did and they did it perfectly. I’m so proud.
There are tons of people who are analyzing this episode better than I could so I’m not going to bore you with how good it was. But I am venting out about TWO of my ultimate favourite aspects of it:
The hurt!Magnus moment
People who know me by now are fully aware I love this trope in fanfiction. Sometimes, I just need Magnus to have some kind of problem and Alec being there to help and reassure him (for the positivity of going through things together). THAT trio scene, with Magnus closing the rift and collapsing to the ground, with Alec rushing towards him, was the epitome of all I ever wanted. It was so well done, not too dramatic but not immediately dismissed either. It even managed to pull them closer, emotionally AND physically. It was fantastic.
Vulnerable!Magnus (I know, I know, my biasness is showing)
I am sorry if some people didn’t understand Magnus’s behaviour in the previous episodes, or why he reacts in certain ways when Alec confesses his love. To me, Harry Shum Jr. only demonstrates, every single time, how he completely understands every single aspects of Magnus Bane. It’s amazing the journey this character has gone through during a SINGLE episode. It starts with him avoiding the Maia issue, still trying somehow to keep the alliance with the Seelies together, because otherwise it would mean go back to the Shadowhunters (and ultimately, to Alec). It continues with the saltiness we love during that “door” scene with Alec, where he tries, AGAIN, to push him away to avoid getting hurt one more time. When he enters the Institute, if you look closely, he clearly avoids looking at Alec when ALEC looks his way. It seems he’s still not ready to face him and his feelings; Magnus is still hiding behind his
“angry” façade. Then, when he understands how dangerous the situation is, he changes and he goes full business with the “What have you got” line. It’s like he finally gets he needs to put his private matters aside and just concentrate on solving the situation.
From that moment on, Magnus slowly goes back to his “old” season 2A self, mainly because working with Alec and being in direct contact with him for an extensive amount of time help him realize how the “fights” (Alec’s words, look at Magnus’s face when he says it) were taking a toll on him as well (hence, the “Don’t apologize” answer). Worrying about each other was the perfect plotline to solve things between them.
That whole party scene before their “talk” was even more amazing. Look at the details. Magnus is away from everyone (again, ALONE) drinking to heal his soul. The moment Alec finds him he keeps on rambling and babbling about everything he did but, more importantly, about nothing serious (look at Alec’s face though, how he’s pleased to hear the other man talking about everything he loves. Matt did an amazing job: it was like Alec missed Magnus’s soft voice so much, talking to HIM about all sort of things). Magnus was clearly avoiding the “talk”. When Alec suggests they need to discuss, Magnus’s eyes literally change (how the hell can you do that though, Harry) and he goes in full whisper “Yes”. That is scared Magnus talking. Let’s face it, he was scared. He was scared of facing Alec and breaking up for good, of facing his own feelings and facing Alec’s as well.
When they are in the alley, his body language says it all: he’s stiff and puts his arms around himself to protect him. If you look closely again (details, details), when Alec is in front of him, giving his back, Magnus looks around to gather his thoughts and takes a huge breath. The moment Alec turns around and looks at him, Magnus straights his back and puts his “everything is okay” mask on. He can’t start the conversation, however, and he’s not the one leading it: it’s Alec. Magnus his sure of what he feels for the other man and he knows where he stands in their relationship. Throughout the episode he manages to understand Alec’s position and feelings as well, to finally understand that Alec has apologized enough and there’s no need for more (”Don’t apologize”) and that everything about the Soul Sword was “in the past”. Magnus should have continued the talk from there on but he can’t and he waits for Alec to go on. Because, once again, he’s scared of what is going on and he needs Alec to tell him clearly. And Alec does it. He goes full confession time. Again, look at Magnus’s face when Alec says he can’t live without him, the way his eyes immediately search for Alec’s face. He’s surprised. That is the same surprise he showed during 2x10 when Alec said he loved him. It’s because none of his lovers were so straightforward with their feelings, nor the depth of their love was as big as Alec’s. Magnus had many heartbreaks and hurt moments in the past, never forget. But we know Alec always manages to surprise Magnus, and it is a good thing, because Magnus deserves all the pure love he can get.
And yes, one day I’m going to go full “Harry’s acting” meta. It’s going to be a huge babble of feels, I warn you.