i don't read spoilers so i hope he's around for a while

spectralspices  asked:

So. Secret Empire. I read it and it's just a sickening mess. Everything happening is just in service of making the Big Event Happen (like civil war 2, bluh) and the only reason I'm really excited for this is so that we can just purge nazi-cap from our collective consciousness once this is over. I don't even have a question! I'm just venting about this shitty event! Fuck nick spencer, that guy is a moron with no respect for where cap CAME from. "Oh he was a nazi the whole time" eat SHIT SPENCER

poorsimon said:Do you think there is a slight possibility that we’ll get a fantastic four book in 2017 to celebrate jack kirbys centenary? Marvel is a hot mess right now with that boring fascist captain America and every series that I was enjoying is either ending in the next couple of months or crossover events are ruining them, looks like marvel is in the same place dc was during the new 52 era

Anonymous said:Thoughts on Dark Matter/Generations/Secret Empire? Specifically for secret Empire, Cap is on of my favorite heroes and I feel like this fundamentally breaks him in a really shitty way. Not to say we won’t get good stories with him in the future, but it’s sort of like Dr. Light where every time he shows up you can’t help but think of identity crisis.

There’s been a bit of a theme to my asks the last couple days.

So yeah. Spoilers ahead, obviously: in the midst of an all-out assault on the nation and world, just as it seemed everyone would make it through like always to see another day, America was betrayed by its systems and subverted from within, culminating in an overt fascist seizing of the White House. Don’t worry though, this week Marvel’s saying it isn’t political.

The cake-topper being that as it turns out via flashback, Nazi Cap (and in response to the inevitable um, actually’s: Hydra’s seminal story under Steranko showed their leader as a character created by Stan and Jack as a Nazi, pretty much all explicit Hydra-isn’t-Nazis material are retcons by Spencer for this arc, “Hail Hydra” is an obvious analogue for another fascist chant, the ‘real Hydra’ inner circle includes Nazis and Neo-Nazis, and this Cap’s vision for America includes white children hunting black children in the street. He’s a fuckin’ Nazi) isn’t a construct of the cosmic cube, but in fact the real Steve Rogers: the Axis won World War II, but the Allies used a cosmic cube to create a fake history where Rogers was on their side and they won the war - gotta ask why they didn’t deal with the Holocaust too - with the real guy now reactivated and fulfilling his true mission. Obviously, this not only delegitimizes every story of a character created by a pair of Jewish-Americans specifically to punch Hitler right in the fucking face, but does it by stating that in the natural course of things, the Master Race of course overtakes the Earth with their sheer superiority, with the very concept of the people they would annihilate having a chance at hope or justice or freedom being a lie currently in the process of getting torn down.

This is a little bit touchy.

There’s obvious franchising reasons for this: Chris Evans has made clear he isn’t sticking around for long if at all after Avengers 4, while as of that movie Anthony Mackie will still have at least 3 films in his contract, so it’s in their interests to set Sam Wilson up in the comics as Captain America to match. Problem is, they started the process before a movie about Steve Rogers, so they had to bring him back, and now have to figure out a way to get him out of the picture for a longer period than simply old age or death. And if you want to get him out of the running for the title of One True Captain America, not only making him a Nazi, and retroactively always a Nazi at that, but classifying literally every non-Nazi Captain America story essentially in-universe fanfic? That’ll get him off the board for awhile. It’s ruinously terrible, but also quick and easy, same as it was quick and easy to move Captain Marvel and once upon a time Iron Man into the spotlight in time for their movies by making them fascists. You’ll have to ask Marvel why fascism is their go-to shocking character twist, though.

I think the source point of the issues here stems from something simple I mentioned recently: I don’t think either of the Big Two necessarily believe there’s going to be a comic book industry in 20 years, or even necessarily 10, so there’s no real reason to attempt anything other than drawing as much blood from the stone as they possibly can. Clearly the creators are trying their best, middle-management I’m sure have long-term plans, and I doubt the powers-that-be want it to fail. But sales have been dropping for years, and neither of them have demonstrated any plan of substance whatsoever to reverse that trend. They both had their moments of attempting to right the ship, and both fell through – the original Marvel NOW! and its immediate follow-ups were major successes, but half their biggest writers left in the wake of Secret Wars and so they reverted to type with endless editorial interference and bullshit crossovers, while DC’s attempt at innovation with DCYou was scattershot at best, clearly born less of a philosophy of “let’s let our best talents try bold new things!” nearly so much as “let’s do weird new things that might grab headlines”. 

Viewed in that light, many of their recent decisions start to make sense; after the New 52 trying to draw in 90s fanboys and maybe a couple teenagers fell through, DC’s explicitly banking on rolling back the clock and appealing to the core fanbase with Rebirth while simultaneously betting everything on the shock value of incorporating Watchmen, while Marvel has fallen back on its regular event-and-relaunch tactics, and if the “Make Mine Marvel” rumors are true, they’ll soon be returning to a predominately white and male cast of headliners with a handful of exceptions (hence why escape hatches were built into almost all of their recent successor characters – Mjolner was prophesied to return to the Odinson before the first issue of Jane Foster’s book, Tony Stark is only in stasis, the Ultimate Universe may or may not be waiting out there for Miles and his cast to return, etc.) They don’t think there’s a new audience to be won, or at minimum they clearly haven’t given any thought to the kind of formatting, publication, narrative or marketing breakthroughs that might let them reach that wider audience (probably part of why they’re so petrified of staying in retailers’ good graces – digital of the way of the future, but they don’t believe they’re going to see that future, therefore they’re sticking to appealing to the base while they can), and so naturally they’re going to the tried-and-true methods of drawing cash out of the existing audience until it all falls apart, by which time everyone currently at the top will have new jobs or be retired.

So that Marvel in particular has been overly contemptuous of progressive elements of their fanbase isn’t shocking. I doubt their leadership of middle-aged guys have any particular sympathy for their viewpoint, and if they don’t see them as a potential pathway to saving the industry either, then it’s not a surprise they clearly see them as a gaggle of mercurial, industry-ignorant whiners, to be discarded once the half-hearted measures at winning them over aren’t enough. And if they’ve decided they don’t give a shit about progressive ideals in the slightest beyond what’s necessary to avoid mainstream attention on their fuck-ups, and they don’t seem to be trying to bring about a workable model for the industry – especially given that they’re at this point unquestionably the secondary caretakers of these characters compared to TV and movies, so these franchises can go on without them – and they’re convinced shock value stunts and events are the only way to draw in dollars while they can, then yeah. Sure. Why wouldn’t they make Captain America a Nazi? To think that’s a bad idea would require meaningfully giving a shit about their own product, or at least thinking that anyone else will in a few years.

As for the Fantastic Four, that’s probably still in Fox’s hands, but I really do hope Al Ewing gets a crack at them someday.

someone, who requested to not be named, asked me to try to convince them in a post as to why Jinbei should join the Straw Hat crew. first, i’d like to start off by saying that i, personally, have been rooting for Jinbei to join the Straw Hats ever since Luffy popped the question back on Fishman Island. and there was no doubt in my mind that Jinbei would eventually be a part of the Straw Hat crew, and it really only became a matter of when will he join since then. 

so… to those who oppose to or express their dislike of Jinbei as the next Straw Hat member for reasons such as, “he’s not ‘straw hat material’!!” or “he’s too serious to be a Straw Hat…” or “Character A, B, or C should join the Straw Hats instead of Jinbei!!” blah blah blah… and to that, my initial reaction is:

but on a more serious note, when some of you say Jinbei’s not ‘straw hat material’, what exactly do you mean by ‘straw hat material’?? last i checked, there was never a specific set of qualities a character had to have in order for them to become a Straw Hat member. literally, and i mean LITERALLY, the only thing that made one a Straw Hat is based on whether Luffy had invited you to join his crew or not (with Robin being a special case, but that’s not the point here). everyone in the crew has very distinct personalities, so i don’t get this whole ‘straw hat material’ reasoning. 

and let me just break this down for those who come up with the reason of not wanting Jinbei to join because he’s “too serious” to be a member of the Straw Hats. so, we were first officially introduced to Jinbei’s character back in Impel Down, and learned that he was imprisoned because he was opposed to the impending war between the Marines and the Whitebeard Pirates. being surrounded in such a grim situation, where you’re trying to prevent a whole damn war from happening, there was no time for Jinbei to even be fooling around. then next, the story delved more deeply into his character during the Fishman Island arc. however, this time he’s found in a sort of similar situation where he’s trying to prevent history from repeating itself. so yes, to some, he may have come across as being a rather serious character up to this point. but if you think about it, there haven’t really been many instances where Jinbei could let loose and show other less serious sides of himself, but that doesn’t mean that his seriousness is all there is to him. in fact, Jinbei has shown that he can be kind of a dork at times too, and his devil-may-care attitude. (***SPOILER ALERT!!!*** for those who haven’t read the manga) we hear from Aladdin that Jinbei has been talking incessantly about Luffy for over the past 2 years since the timeskip, to which Jinbei actually BLUSHED when he realizes he’s been talking about Luffy that often (reminds me of two certain older brothers of Luffy who can’t stop talking about their lil bro either…). and Jinbei also literally laughed in the face of danger while blatantly telling Nami that he’s rebelling against Big Mom. it’s been mentioned time and time again throughout the current arc that no one who ever walked away from Big Mom’s crew has ever lived to tell the tale, and yet here Jinbei is, LAUGHING as he outright declares he’s rebelling against Big Mom. (***END SPOILERS***) so yeah, Jinbei has often showed his serious side when it’s time to be serious, but that’s definitely not all there is to him. and frankly speaking, i think when it comes down to it, if there has to be one absolute requirement to become a Straw Hat, it should be based on whether one is an inherently good person or not; it should go without saying that Jinbei is probably one of the most selfless characters in One Piece.

oh, and let’s not forget how many times Jinbei has saved Luffy’s life too. not once, when he tried to protect an already unconscious Luffy, who just lost Ace, from a direct attack by Akainu… not twice, when he stayed by Luffy’s side during his lowest point and reminded Luffy that he still had reason to live despite just losing Ace in the war… not thrice, when he donated his blood to Luffy, who at the time desperately needed a blood transfusion after losing a large amount of blood back on Fishman Island… and (*SPOILER ALERT*) last but not least, when he saved Luffy from ripping his arms off in a desperate attempt to get out of Mont D’or’s book… (*END SPOILERS*) all in all, Jinbei has saved Luffy 4 times in total… has anyone else saved Luffy from the brink of death more than 4 times, HMMM??? yeah, i didn’t think so.

if you ask me, i honestly think Jinbei is MORE than qualified to be a Straw Hat… like can you just imagine, despite being such a small crew, how much their strength as a whole would multiply with an ex-shichibukai joining them??? what’s more, he can call upon whale sharks too. that’ll surely come in handy with 4 DF users on board, though i’m sure Jinbei is more than capable of easily saving all of them if they were to ever be thrown overboard. and with Jinbei joining, he’ll take over Brook and become the tallest among the crew! Brook will finally have someone to literally look up to. it’ll also be very interesting to see someone like Jinbei being part of the Straw Hat shenanigans!! but most importantly… LARGE FISH UNCLE GIVING HIS TINY (by comparison) CREW MEMBERS A RIDE ON HIS BACK/SHOULDERS!!! 

#JINBEI FOR NAKAMA 2K17!!!!!

Teenager!Jin

So this is gonna be the continuation of the teenager series so I’m gonna continue it off with our loving eldest hyung with shoulders that would be such nice pillows, Kim Seokjin aka Jin

  • I've already done Namjoon’s (here) and Taehyung’s part (here) so their parts won’t be coming out after hobi’s and Jimin’s
  • This is going to be a bit of a prequel to youtuber!Jin (it can be found here so you don't have to dig around for it)  
  • So just a lil summary for everyone that hasn’t read the original post
  • He runs a cooking channel
  • For anyone that’s watched something from Nerdy Nummies (Rosanna Pansino) or Feast of Fiction, it has the same type of thing
  • Combining his love for food with his love for things like Mario would be ama z in g
  • Jin’s does a couple of things with cooking
  • There’s that one video with bts’s first birthday/anniversary and he cooked for everyone, he cooked on AHL, there have been some posts of him cooking
  • Side note he looks ni CE as fuck while he’s cooking, he looks ni CE as fuck all the time let’s just be real but when he’s cooking it’s like wow that is some good shit right there
  • He also does some food reviews bc does everyone remember that time he tried to fruit flavored fried chicken
  • He was like describing the way it tasted and he even got Jungkook to come in and give his opinion and it was really cute and I would totally watch that shit
  • Also does mukbangs
  • This is a literal canon, he already does Eat Jin which is why I love this head canon so much bc it’s an actual thing
  • Eat Jin is like such a gift 10/10 would watch
  • But today we’re gonna go back to way before any of that happened
  • In the post, you two have already met and are already together so now I’m gonna describe how the meeting happened
  • You two meet when you’re 16
  • You become instant best friends
  • Like from the very first conversation you have with him, you know this kid is gonna be in your life way way after your school years
  • Spoiler alert, you’re right
  • You two just instantly click
  • You meet during class
  • You two just happen to sit next to each other so you decide to start chatting away while you wait for the class to start
  • He’s so funny and charming and he makes you laugh so easily ??
  • Like just from the first hello it makes you feel all happy bc Jin’s one of those people that just has this really positive vibe about him like he’s a literal ray of sunshine
  • Turns out he has the same schedule as you so you two team up
  • You two spend just about everyday together from then on
  • He makes everyday that lil bit brighter
  • Bc how do you not know smile when you see him smile or when hE LAUGHS OH WOW
  • His laugh is so cute and it fits him so well but it’s also one of those laughs that’s super contagious
  • Like when Jin laughs, you have to laugh with him even if you have no idea what’s he laughing at
  • Sometimes when it’s one of those late nights, he’ll just start laughing at something he thought of and it makes you laugh too and then he’s laughing bc you’re laughing and you two are just giggly messes
  • Totally platonic cuddles that later turn into super not platonic cuddles but that doesn’t happen for a year or two
  • Bc Jin just looks s o cuddly
  • He's a literal giant teddy bear
  • He’s got the hair you can fluff and play around with, he’ll even let you braid it and put lil teeny tiny bows in it bc he just likes seeing you get all giggly about it
  •  He’s got the shoulders that are such amazing pillows oh my god
  • Like can you just imagine taking a lil nap on them he wouldn’t mind at all
  • Cute lil Jin that “secretly” has a crush on you getting nervous when you fall asleep on him
  • Bc oh my god what if he moves what if it wakes you up will you be mad at him
  • But also his leg is really itchy and now that’s all he can think about and he really wants to scratch it but it would mean he could possibly wake you up !!!!!!!!!!!
  • You two are best friends for a w hi le before either of you start the flirting up
  • He has zero idea what he’s doing like what is flirting how does one do that
  • He asks the boys for advice bc you never know maybe one of them has some nice tips
  • “Just confess you two have been in love for like 80 years just do it”
  • “You could go out on a romantic date, maybe get some roses, maybe a teddy bear just to be cute”
  • “Do one of those secret admirer things they have in movies, it always works out just go by J”
  • “This is not helping whatsoever I hope you all realize that”
  • He decides to just kick it old school and tell you how he feels
  • Just a v v straightforward statement of hey I’m in love with you and it’s not the friend type of love it’s the I wanna kiss your face and hug you lots and be called your boyfriend type of love
  • He comes up with this idea of cooking something for you and then confessing afterwards
  • You know he’s gonna be cooking something so you suggest filming it
  • He’d been talking about starting up a cooking channel for ages so you were just like why not do it I’ll help film it
  • That’s why whenever he sees that first video he always gets the hugest smile on his face and he’s just so oh wow memories
  • Bc he was s o nervous
  • Like he tells you it’s bc of the video and though that’s partly true it isn’t the only reason
  • In his head he’s going over what he wants to say, how he’s gonna do it, when he’s gonna do it
  • He actually does film the confession
  • He doesn’t include it in the first video though bc back then he was brand new to youtube and didn’t want to add it in just yet
  • But a few days after your wedding, he makes this entire video dedicated to your relationship
  • And in the very first clip, he shows the confession video and everyone screams bc you were both so lil and had no idea that in a few years, you’d be getting married
“Perception”

Keith shoved a corrective elbow into Lance’s side. “You’re doing it again.”

“Ow! Sonnofa- hey! No I’m not- uh. Doing what?”

“Staring at Pidge.” Keith crossed his arms. “Knock it off.”

“I’m not staring! I’m just…” Lance darted a quick look across the common room, where Pidge was thankfully out of earshot and engrossed in scrolling Galra code. 

“Excessively looking?” Hunk tried helpfully.

“No! Yes. Maybe?” Lance tried to keep his voice below the distant clacking of Pidge’s keyboard. “I’m just trying to figure it out.”

Keith snorted. “What’s there to figure out? Literally nothing has changed.”

“Yes it has, Pidge-”

“Is exactly the same,” Keith emphasized. 

“But-” losing track of his thoughts, Lance appealed to his left. “Hunk! Back me up! Completely out of left field, right?”

“Sorry man,” Hunk hunched his shoulders apologetically. “I figured it out a while ago.”

Lance’s jaw dropped. “And you didn’t say anything?”

He shrugged. “It seemed rude to bring it up.”

“How am I the last one to know about this!” Lance threw up his hands, discretion completely forgotten. 

Lounged comfortably on the couch, Shiro’s mouth quirked. “Do you really want us to answer that?”

Keep reading

7

5x16 “Dark Side of the Moon”

“Apparently the Nest Messes with the Victim’s Head, Shows Them Things They Love. Parts of Their Soul in Distress. It Keeps the Victim’s Soul Vulnerable” - Or: Have Some Meta Relating to S12 That Will Never Happen on the Show, But I Keep Writing about Anyway

I initally hadn’t wanted to write about this at all as I feel it kind of useless since it’s not going to be in any way featured in S12 I am 100% certain, but what can I say? Sometimes you hold onto hopes that you know will not be answered. ;) Point being: The newst promo pictures for S12 immediately had me thinking of the episode captured above and especially this particular moment due to the green/blue tint we have in the picture as well as the small, but important word “fear” placed atop Dean in this picture. Now, it seems it’s a cap from a clip, if you ask me, so the “fear” could be part of various sentences that make “fear” as a word itself not as relevant, but for now I’ll just treat it as a standalone word, because it makes it apply so nicely to 5x16 “Dark Side of the Moon”.

“Dark Side of the Moon” written by no other than new showrunner Andrew Dabb of course follows the Winchesters’ quest to escape Zachariah while in Heaven and stumbling across all kinds of “best of”-memories that soon turn sour especially for Dean since Sam’s “best of”-moments are mostly moments in which none of his family is featured. Now, whether Zach maybe chose certain memories in order to cause tension between Sam and Dean or not is really not relevant, but the fact that Dean feels like he had no “special place” within his brother’s Heaven surely relates perfectly to this moment coming along later in which Zachariah uses Dean memory of his mother to twist it around to his liking and to torture Dean in probably the most horrific ways as not only has he Mary tell Dean that she never loved him and considered him a burden, but also that it’s Dean’s own fault that people leave him behind, which directly connects to the experiences leading up to this moment where Dean has felt that Sam enjoyed the time away from him (it’s this fact that makes me wonder how much of those “greatest hits” of the boys were true “greatest hits” or how much those were manipulated by the angels too possibly) much more than those with him.

The show has gone out of its way on multiple ocassions to showcase that one of Dean’s biggest fears is to end up alone. So Zach having Mary tells exactly that to her son as well as that she never loved Dean is about the most painful and disgusting thing Zachariah could have done.

Now, the reason I had to think of this moment when seeing the S12 promo picture is due to how the greenish-blue tint in the episode indicated that something was not right, but that something went “toxic”. You can feel the emotions of fear, anger and hurt radiating off of Dean here due to what he is told - so to me it perfectly fits to the picture of Dean for S12 with the word “fear” atop of him. I think given that the connecting piece between S12 and this episode is Mary Winchester and the fact it was written by Andrew Dabb who, I suppose, shapes S12 as heavily as no other writer, I would not be surprised if he sort of “played” with this memory of Mary in Heaven in S12.

We already know from what Jensen said, that Mary will make the brothers more vulnerable and also someone Dean feels the need to protect and likely sacrifice himself for. And it’s this aspect of vulnerability overlapping with the emotion of fear that brings me back to S11 and the episodes that felt heavily important for myth arc things that seem to have been thrown overboard in the last few episodes and in so far are left hanging mid air imo.

I have talked about this before while S11 was still airing, but I am too lazy to find a link right now (sorry, I am being an even shittier person today than I already am in general I suppose lol), but basically 11x16 “Safe House” to me was one of the most important episodes in terms of foreshadowing (that sadly went nowhere in the end) and connection to the myth arc. The soul eater and the nest imo could be very well analyzed as parallels for the Empty and Amara.

While the reunion bit of God and Amara has been foreshadowed seasons in advance and didn’t exactly come as a surprise, the complete dropping and forgetting about the Empty was a little disheartening (at least for me). I am very much thinking that Mary is back completely and that Dean is well and alive in S12, but still I would like to offer a “theory” - though this is certainly too much of a word for these loose thoughts - on what could also have happened in the finale. I know it’s not where the show is going, but there’s room for possibility to headcanon into a different direction and have fun with crazily speculating anyway.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

I don't know if you have already done this... But something about Zach and Townsend.? We will be best friends if you do this for me. (Btw you are super pretty)

whoa, thanks for liking my face, here’s a thing:

**CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR UWS** 

(I mean, obviously, come on)


Truth is, he likes Townsend – or, well, he did.  Back when they first met.  But Zachary Goode is the type of guy who lets information run his life, and when it comes to Edward Townsend, there’s some very new information indeed.

Once it’s out there, everyone says that they see it.  They look at him, then they look at Townsend, and then they nod.  It’s like the answer that people already know, but don’t quite remember until someone says it aloud.  It’s the solution to arithmetic that people don’t even know they’re trying to solve.  They compare the hair and the shoulders and the strides of the two men, and they say, “Yeah, I see it,” as if it isn’t the biggest bomb in their life.

And it’s not, Zach remembers.  In the end, there’s really only two people who feel such an explosion.

Keep reading

Rogue One spoiler sorta so don't read if you don't want

…. I can’t do a read more on mobile so bear with me………


Okay… is errbody who doesn’t want spoilers gone?

*inhales*

I AM SO HAPPY THAT THE FINAL SCENES WERE NOT SEXUALIZED OR ROMANTIC. Like, romanticized, sure, cuz they went out in a blaze of glory (lmao or a death beam of glory) but like…

You SAW where they could have kissed. You ALL SAW where the camera was lingering on them being so physically close, practically breathing each other’s air… how half the film they were “i don’t like you” and “well I don’t like YOU” and how they went from that to “ye we friends/I will support you” etc. It could have been SO EASY for the filmmakers to turn that support into “lovey-dovey, let’s kiss cuz that’s what the people want, the doomed lovers, we going out like hunger games”

But instead what we got MEANT SO MUCH MORE (imo)!!! Holding hands, leaning themselves against the other, embracing as they accept the inevitable and face it together… so much more powerful than a “well we’re gonna die, better get my mack on” It would have been distracting from what the whole rebellion was fighting for the whole time; it would not have felt genuine.

This isn’t Hunger Games, whose message (while muddled on occasion, I admit) about love withstanding and growing despite the awful circumstances was presented throughout, on top of the primary messages about their dystopian society.

Both Rogue One and Hunger Games focuses on what one is willing to fight for and protect, but it is handled differently by the characters. For Katniss, it’s always personal. All she wants to do is ensure the safety of her loved ones, and eventually that compassion expands to those around her and the people she meets. Still, at the end of the day, she wants everything to stop, for her role in this war to be over, so she can go home. She has a very physical ideal outcome, full of people she could care for, love, and touch and be with. Jyn starts off impersonal, she cares only about protecting and seeing for herself. The rebellion becomes personal when the whole stuff with her dad gets involved. Then, upon learning the death star’s weakness, she finds hope and is swept up in the rebellion. She’s no longer just fighting for herself, but for that obscure concept “hope”, which applies to everything everywhere. She fights for an indefinite number of people, as well as the comrades she has bonded with up until now.

If a love story between Cassian and Jyn had become the focus, right there at the very end, it would have felt like they did this for eachother, similar to Peeta and Katniss. But they totally didn’t! Cassian was ALL ABOUT fighting for what he believed in, since he’d rather fight than live in a world under the Empire. And Jyn learns to fight for the universe too, to allow “hope” to flourish when she once had so little. Romance was not even on their radar, a relationship with each other outside of working was not even on their radar (at least it seems in canon, fandom can do/see what they like lol I won’t judge)

I’m just so happy that they didn’t die locked in some hot, steamy kiss to represent what could have been, but rather, as their friendship grew it culminated into a still, somber moment, and they were allowed to just BE THERE for each other one last time.

6 Incredibly Hasty Predictions for Race to the Edge Season 4

I’ve only watched the Season 3 episodes once so far. I’ve read no follow up interviews with creators about the content of the season. I’ve never written a HTTYD analysis in my life. But this season has me feeling riled up, and I can’t help but think ahead to what’s going to happen in the final season. So here are my predictions for events, made after the show has been released for less than a day, supported by statements like “it’s my opinion” and “this quote is relevant because I said so.” Feel free to disagree. [SPOILERS DUH!!!!]

1. Dagur is alive. 

As a life long consumer of pop culture I’ve learned one rule when it comes to television/movie deaths: if you don’t see the body, be skeptical. The entertainment industry LOVES fake deaths! Yes, this is a children’s show. Yes, they can’t show very much relating to a man being killed in battle onscreen in a program rated Y-7. But a knife dramatically falling into the water, while symbolic, does not necessarily mean Dagur is a goner. So unless Doug and Art speak out in an interview saying that Dagur is absolutely, 100%, unquestionably dead, I will continue to hope. Daddy Dagur will rise again. I’m in hardcore denial right now. Just let me have this, guys. 

Originally posted by domhnallgleeful

Look at him go. I miss him so much already. #TeamDagurLives

2. Berk will face economic hardship.

STOICK. WHAT. WERE. YOU. THINKING? Who trusts their teenage son with the ENTIRE FORTUNE OF GOLD of their village? I can barely trust myself carrying around my mom’s credit card. I’m sure Hiccup was very sure of his plan, but this is Viggo we’re talking about. Nothing is certain. Which is why I’m predicting the loss of Berk’s fortune will come back to bite them in the butt at some point before the series ends. That’s a LOT of money. People gotta eat.

3. Heather: revenge or die tryin’

Heather played a much larger role this season (moving in, getting a bae. Haters, what’s good?) and we’re going to see much more of her again next season. Is Heather going to take the death (???) of her brother lightly? Nawww. Especially with all the revelations revealed to her about Dagur after he left, flying into battle with the hunters to protect her. There’s going to be hell to pay, and it’ll be interesting to see how her unfinished business impacts her place within the riders, her relationship with Fishlegs, and her future as the heir (?!?!?!) to the Berserker tribe. Also i need answers about their dad what the hell happened to that guy

4.  Hiccstrid kiss. Duh.

We earned this, guys. We’ve waited so long. We earned it.

5. Chicken will lay eggs. 

Did you see the way Chicken hopped right on up there to help hatch that egg? Pure biological instinct, people. There are chicks coming, I can feel it. And with Chicken’s new family lifestyle there’s no way Tuffnut can get in the way of that. Bam. That’s my Chickenless-HTTYD2 rational.

And finally…

6. Viggo will try to use Astrid against Hiccup. 

One of Viggo’s strengths is that he not only thinks up genius plans, but finds ways to use Hiccup’s strengths against him. And boy oh boy, did Viggo discover a big one. “Buffalord Soldier” had some definite Hiccstrid moments, but one event I can’t stop thinking about is the interaction between Hiccup and Viggo after the capture of the Buffalord. Hiccup compromises. Hiccup WILL NOT let Astrid die. And Viggo sees that firsthand. Do I think it was a coincidence that the writers chose that moment to reintroduce Viggo into the equation? Hell no. This moment showed Viggo that there is something, someone, that will cause Hiccup Haddock III to surrender a dragon. Sure, maybe Hiccup had already thought of the Buffalord blowing up the hunter’s ship, but maybe not. Viggo looked so pleased in this moment, like he found a trump card he had plans for in the future. I can see him, very strategically, playing this card.

From then on, Viggo pays attention. He had Astrid in his sights during “Defenders of the Wing Pt. 1”, and he makes sure to bring this up to Hiccup when they meet. And Hiccup’s face isn’t subtle at all:

The boy needs to work on that poker face. Anyway, I’m predicting something is going to go down next season in which Viggo uses Astrid’s safety as a bargaining chip to get Hiccup to do what he wants. Nobody likes damsel!Astrid, that’s for sure. But if there’s a knife to her throat and a choice of “the girl or the Night Fury”, some shit is gonna happen. And we all know Astrid isn’t going waltz into this situation, or take it sitting down. 

So that’s it. 6 predictions made with very little evidence. It’s ok if you disagree. I’ll probably disagree with myself on some points too when more info is discussed. But this was fun.

Agent Carter

Okay there’s just some things I love and I need to talk about even though this is in no way coherent I just need to say things (SPOILERS ABOUND):

  • I love that Peggy used a thousand symbols of feminity to her advantage throughout the episode. There was: the perfume bottle she defused a fucking bomb with, kitchen supplies she also defused said bomb with, the lipstick she used to knock the dude out with, the blonde wig/cleavage-tastic dress, her “lady problems” excuse that got her out of work so she go do REAL work, the broach that’s a lock-pick, the women’s watch that’s a safe-cracker, and maybe my favorite of all: she took one of Howard Stark’s “Sexy timez” outfits and turned it into a bad-ass outfit for ESPIONAGE REASONS. 
  • she literally COMMANDEERED A MALE SEX FANTASY AND TURNED IT INTO A TOOL FOR HER JOB LIKE CAN WE JUST. I. I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT HOW AMAZING THAT WAS.
  • The fact that there were lots of ladies on the show around Peggy doing their lady things. Like the lady in the call-switch room–I get the feeling she’s going to end up being a helpful Q or something for Peggy. She already utilized her a couple times in the premier and I expect to see more of her. Plus diner lady, of course, and plus SAD SAD SAD SAD roommate lady ;___; which SPEAKING OF WHICH
  • Loved the fact that Peggy cried over roommate after throwing the dude out a fucking window.
  • OH THAT REMINDS ME SHE USED THE STOVE AS A WEAPON/DISARMING TOOL THAT’S ANOTHER LADY-COMMANDEERED THING
  • I love how Peggy uses ALL aspects of being a woman as a weapon/tool, basically. it’s not JUST her sexuality, which she does use, but it’s also what men think are women’s weaknesses–oh no I have my period I better leave (TO GET SHIT DONE). Oh no I wouldn’t want to see this guy interrogated since I’m a lady, better leave (TO GET SHIT DONE). Oh no I’m sad over Steve that’s definitely the only reason I’m reading this file (EXCEPT I’M TAKING TOOLS OUT OF IT. TO GET SHIT DONE). Like I’m sick of women’s ONLY weapon being their damn sexuality, and Peggy did SO MUCH OTHER THAN THAT.
  • Peggy and Jarvis out britishing each other I can’t wait until they start having tea-making offs where it’s like “YOU sit down and have some tea” “no YOU sit down and have some tea” but seriously
  • JARVIIISSSSSSSSS THE CUTE I already LOVE their relationship/way they work together/dynamic it’s SO FREAKING CUTE
  • THE RADIO SHOW hot fucking damn that was perfect that was PERFECT especially her kicking dairy driver’s ass while it played and her fucking ANNOYANCE with it GOSH IT WAS PERFECT
  • Like this show was just SO unapologetically FEMINIST it felt like the original Ms Marvel comics where it was just “she is a LADY and she will not put up with this MAN’S world and look at her kicking butt as a LADY and look at her LADY friends FEMINISM.”
  • Seriously this show gives me so much hope for the Captain Marvel movie because THIS. DO IT LIKE THIS. DO IT EXACTLY LIKE THIS.
  • my gosh the SETS and the CLOTHES and Peggy’s OUTFITS UGH LET ME DIE NOW HAPPY 
  • I love that the secondary antagonist of the show is blonde good agent white guy. Like normally HE would be the star of the damn show, and he’s not a bad guy or bad agent (as far as we know), and normally we’d be rooting for him. but because he’s not PEGGY and because he gets in the way of our PEGGY we’re just like “pfttt get out of here loser Peggy’s got shit to do”
  • DID YOU SEE POOR JARVIS’ FACE IN THE TRUCK?????
  • And I think my favorite bit of all, and the bit that was most important to me: when waitress lady said to Peggy that they’ve just got to “pay our dues”. Gosh, and seeing Peggy–PEGGY FREAKING CARTER, of all people–going to waste sitting in an office, wondering if her days of use are past, wondering if she’s peaked and done, wondering if she’ll ever have a purpose again, wondering if she’ll ever get the chance to DO anything again. Gosh, GOSH, gosh, it’s so fucking important to me to see someone like PEGGY going through that, someone so good and brave and strong and worthwhile. GOSH. 
ficlet: better late than--

Klaine fic because I have a weak will. Directly inspired by this and other glee spoilers. I wrote this because I was thinking about what I’d want to see them talk about 5 or 10 years in the future, if we only get a brief shot. Enjoy!

“We’re late. We’re always late. Before we got married, I was never late, to anything, but since then I have been consistently late to absolutely everything—“

“It’ll be fine, Kurt,” Blaine reassures him on the staircase out of the subway. “Besides, late is fashionable.”

“It’s unprofessional! I mean, who knows who will be at Rachel’s party?” Kurt groans, waving his hands to try and get the attention of a nearby taxi. “She knows people now—she won a Tony, and now we’re going to be showing up late to her award party like a couple of unemployed, unprofessional slackers instead of the professional actors that we are—“

“Hey,” Blaine frowns. “Rachel knows we’re coming. I already texted her.” Blaine reaches down and squeezes his hand. “Why are you so worried?”

It’s hard to read his expression with the sunglasses. “I don’t know. I just don’t like being late.” He huffs, crossing his arms sternly. “Do you have to sign every teenage girl’s autograph after the curtain closes?”

“Uh, yes?” Blaine squints at him. “That’s part of the job, Kurt.”

“Yes, but everyones? We’re late because of it.”

“They’re fans,” Blaine frowns, joining his husband in waving for a taxi. “How would you have liked it if you went to the stage door for your favorite show back when we lived in Ohio, and your favorite actor didn’t even take the time to sign your playbill?”

“You don’t have to sign every single one of them, you know, is all I’m saying. And you certainly don’t have to sign more than your name, unlike the paragraphs that you like to write,” Kurt scowls, waving his arms up and down. “TAXI!”

“A lot of them are from out of town! I just want to make their first Broadway experience memorable.”

“Half of them are from New York and come to every single show you give! TAXI!”

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Hii you beautiful person!! Okay.. I usually never write asks. but uuhm.. The last episode of Supernatural left me in a mess of feelings, because I'm convinced that Dean isn't Dean. I keep on thinking about how his face changes after he pads Cas on the shoulder and walks out in the end of the ep. But it's so quick that I can't analyze it properly. Would you do me a great favor and Gif that moment? And give your opinion? If you don't have time, it's no problem :) Thank you for being just YOU! <3

Hi nonny. so I giffed that moment, and then I even slow motioned the gif for us to talk about his face : 

I’ll tell you what I take of it:

You know when sometimes you feel really awful? like, reeeeally awful, and people around you are trying to cheer you up and you’re jsut like: oh shuddup with your motivation crap you have no idea how bad it is. and at some point you can’t even listen to it because you really don’t believe there is a positive thing in it, or a way out, so you just get annoyed and have to step back?

So that’s how I read Dean’s face. 

While Cain’s words in his mind: 

He really can’t see any hope, and if he had, now it only seems to him like a remission and not as a success (as it should be) 

So it’s like, I can’t hear it, but I can’t be rude to the people who love me and want to help me. So I’ll just bury myself in my blanket and loud music and hope for some temporary oblivion. 

“I got drunk and sent a sexy naked pic to my ex but I sent it to you instead by mistake” au [ao3]

-/-

It was part of the whole revenge act Ruby had put her up to. Technically, she didn’t quite put her up to it, but when she’d suggested it, Emma couldn’t quite think of a better way to get back at Neal.

Then again, Ruby did suggest more drastic measures, one of them being burning down his place and/or stealing his beloved baseball card collection. She hates him, sure, but she’s not going to be that psychopathic ex-girlfriend. So instead, when Elsa had jokingly told her to get him jealous with a couple of pictures of her and other guys, drunk Emma had decided to step up the game – apparently, a bit too much.

So when she wakes up the next morning, set with a dry throat and a pounding head, she doesn’t quite expect to see such a confusing text from an unknown number.

Unknown number: I swear the moment I realized what was happening, I deleted it

Unknown number: I barely saw anything

Unknown number: sent you an image

With a moment of hesitation, she slides her thumb across the locked screen, wondering who this mystery person was and exactly what image they’d sent.

Her questions aren’t quite answered when she opens the chat, for it only shows her a screenshot of the exact conversation, only on their end of the chat. With an unsure swipe, she closes the image and rereads their message again, looking for the hidden clue she’s surely missing out.

She doesn’t find anything, and seeing as nothing else can be done, she asks.

what exactly did you not see?

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Do you read spoilers from 4x01? If you not, please ignore this and don't read okay. But if you do, can you write a smutty netflix watching scene? Please

So I have older prompts but decided that I have to do that one before the ep airs tomorrow so here you go anon. It’s really more silly than smutty but I hope you like it.

laugh it out; 1, 300 words; also on ff.net

“Swan, while this is surprisingly entertaining, I have to say the way they casually burst into song is quite distracting. And also-“

“Shhh,” Emma glared at the pirate, feet that had been resting comfortably on his lap a few seconds ago, kicking irately at his tight. “Watch!”

Killian opened his mouth to reply but thought better of it and turned back to the story of princess Anastasia. Once he felt that Emma had relaxed again, his hand stuck around her ankle, massaging the sliver of exposed skin. She, almost unconsciously, snuggled closer, bending her knees and shuffling until she could lean on his shoulder, her soft body molding to his and soaking up the warmth he seemed to radiate.

They watched in peace for all of ten minutes before Killian bent his head to nuzzle her neck and pepper a series of wet open-mouthed kisses at the underside of her jaw.

“Killian, this is my favourite part. Watch!” she hissed at him, turning to the side and pushing his face away with her own, nose digging into his cheek and making the corners of his lips twitch upwards.

“All the parts are your favourite, Swan,” he grumbled teasingly, settling for leaning his head on top of hers.

“It’s my favourite movie. I want you to see it,” she shot back stubbornly.

Killian lifted his head at that, head tilting to the side as he gazed down at her, a particularly soft look taking over his face.

“What?” asked Emma, suddenly defensive and eyeing him suspiciously.

“Not a thing, love, not a thing,” he said with a secret little smile, kissing her hair and settling back into the cushions, eyes firmly fixed on the movie.

“That wasn’t no-“

“Shhh, Swan,” said the pirate, mock angrily. “I’m trying to watch the moving pictures.”

Emma huffed under her breath but leaned back into him, focusing back on the adventure on the screen and only occasionally sneaking glances at her pirate to find him fully engrossed in the movie.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Dipper being so annoyed with Bill, he starts to carry a spray can filled with holy water around and sprays it at Bill every time he gets too annoying or clingy.

yes good perfect

Burning Pine Trees

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

I know you've been saying it but what is important about Carl and Negan's relationship? I don't read the comics but I'm interested.

Well, first I would say if you have the ability you should absolutely read the comics. But Ok, I’ll do this. First off it’s important to say that Carl is probably my favorite character (top 3 at least) and he’s been shafted in the show which is sad, but because of this any relationship that is important to his development is important to me. 

The show did a GREAT job with Negan already, and I’m glad they had some Negan & Carl focus and I really hope they don’t throw all that out the window by having Negan kill him. But lets get into the comics. 

There are spoilers from Negan being introduced until the last time they’ve interacted in recent comics (including scans) so be warned if you don’t like spoilers don’t come looking at this. Also just a minor warning for gore because of Carl’s eye, just in case. 

Keep reading

How to Train Your Dragon 2: Personality Disorder Trigger Warning

This weekend I went to see How To Train Your Dragon 2 with my family. What we didn’t expect was to leave the theatre crying harder than we had during The Fault in Our Stars, and not in a good way. I’m a huge fan of the HTTYD franchise, and love Dreamworks. The film was a great addition to the original and was very well made. Everything was fantastic. That is, everything except the painful memories that the movie evoked and that could be a trigger for anyone affected by personality disorders. 

If you don’t want to read all this, just please know IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN SOME WAY AFFECTED BY PERSONALITY DISORDERS PLEASE BE AWARE OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THIS MOVIE

I particularly mean cluster A personality disorders, focusing on schizotypal. Also [though not a personality disorder] dissociative identity disorder.

After the jump is my story of experience with personality disorder, followed by exactly why I am wanting people to be aware of the triggers within this movie. My story will be italicized if you want to skip it.

Keep reading