Kara and Lena have dance parties to NSYNC in Kara’s apartment when they both have bad days. Dance parties were never really something Kara did on her own. But after coming home in a bad mood to be met with Lena also in a bad mood, it only took one or two fights before Kara grabbed a CD off her shelf and aggressively shoved it into the stereo saying she knew what would make them feel better. Because really who can keep yelling each other when NSYNC’s Its Gonna Be Me is playing at full volume in the background.
It takes almost the full song of Kara jumping around and singing before Lena can feel herself start to crack. It is when Kara puts on Bye Bye Bye and points to herself in beat with the chorus that Lena starts to laugh and allows Kara to spin them around the living room. Neither of them able to hear the pounding on the door.
Maggie leans on the wall next to the door, her boot against the wall next to her knee, having finally given up telling Alex that they are busy and can’t hear them. But Alex is worried after the day Kara had so Maggie waits patiently as Alex digs around for the spare key to the apartment and unlocks the door grumbling about what the hell they could be listening to so loud they can’t hear the door.
It’s not the song the shocks Alex, she remembers it well after listening to it on repeat for so many years through the walls of her parent’s house. It is Lena jumping up and down, and banging her head, hair loose, in time to the lyrics that stops Alex a few steps into the apartment. Kara and Lena both stop dancing, faces flushed, their argument long forgotten, and stare back at a wide eyed Alex and a grinning Maggie. “We’ve been knocking for five minutes and this is what you are doing?!?!” Alex yells as the next song starts. “And NSYNC! Really?! I expect this from you Kara. But you Lena!” Alex points accusingly. “I really expected better!”
Lena’s face flushes brighter as she and Kara exchange looks and burst out laughing. “Oh come on Alex!” Kara yells back as she starts dancing closer to her sister.
“Don’t you dare! KARA!” Alex yells taking a step back. Kara’s attention turning to Maggie her eyes widening. “YOU! You are tapping your toes!” It comes out more as a sequel as she points at Maggie’s foot. Alex’s mouth falling open as she looks to Maggie her eyes narrow. “You wouldn’t.” Maggie shrugs, her face guilty as Kara pulls Maggie into her and Lena and turns the stereo up even louder. “Traitor!!” Alex hollers trying not to smile as she crosses her arm watching the three girls jump around in a crazy mess occasionally freezing in unison to sing a line into the invisible mics in their hands.
“Strahovski will play the mother to Tremblay, a troubled boy who is
accidentally drawn into the conflict with the fierce alien creatures by
her ex-husband, played by Holbrook.
Strahovski, who has had runs on Dexter and 24: Live Another Day, next co-stars in Hulu’s buzzy Margaret Atwood adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale with Elizabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes. She also has two movies in the can: Dennis Iliadis-directed He’s Out There and the Marc Forster-directed drama All I See is You, the latter with Blake Lively.“ [x]
vriska makes me sad. she genuinely wants to be a hero, and thats really sad, because arguably, she’s too far gone to ever be the normal and beloved hero she wants to be deep down. all she can really do at this point is salvage what’s left of her psyche and try to heal. i genuinely believe that behind all the mindfang and all the abuse that she has the soul of a true hero. and while that could be true about idk gamzee or whatever(who also has gone through a lot of corruption n shit) is that
vriska externally shows a desire to be good.
in an alternate reality that was frankly its own batch of unhealthy fixation, she actually was happy with herself. yes it was extremely conditional and a bit selfish, but the vriska we know can’t really even comprehend being at that point, that’s not for her.
maybe she can if she saves everyone and destroys the most powerful being in the universe. then she can think about being happy.
when at the end of the day, she’s going to keep creating these roadblocks for herself. there’s always going to be another lord english. another thing to devote herself wholly to with no relent.
she’s been raised so heavily on purpose, and on violence, all her life she’s existed needing to devote all her willpower to something or else she would die.
first it was killing to feed her lusus(yes, you are culled if you kill your lusus, starvation counts, at the very least i’d imagine her lusus had her believe she’d be culled if she didn’t feed her) then it was the game, climbing the levels becoming a god defeating the black king. then it was jack noir, and now its lord english,
she’s always had to struggle, fight, and kill for anything she’s ever gotten. or else she dies. and while she was on the right side of it this time, and ending up being exactly what everyone needed. she never learned how to exist without a goal, and how to accept life unconditionally. and i dont think she can ever truly be happy until she can accept that there’s no more final boss to beat. no more danger.
(vriska) was bad because she flipped from one extreme to another. there’s a certain responsibility one has being so powerful, or at least a responsibility when one possesses the only weapon capable of killing the most powerful and evil being in the universe, to do good with it, and (vriska) rejected that, and she never really even changed. she still lived conditionally, for only ONE thing, and that was meenah. maybe once (vriska) met up with terezi she helped her finally get to that point of accepting what she has without needing to devote herself to extremes. but as we’ve seen her, (vriska) is incredibly unhealthy and not the ideal end goal. different side of the same coin.
it’s just sad. i want her to be able to live freely without danger, but i don’t know if she ever can.
this isn’t to excuse any of her actions by the way, i hate that i have to actually add this, because you’re all going to assume i mean “yeah vriska would have died if she didn’t kill those innocent people so its not a problem” when thats not at all what im saying. she has the heart of a good person and it makes me sad knowing that she may never actually be good. psychologically or morally.
bucky writing to his ma during the war and rambling about steve in his letters, answering her arsenal of questions about the two of them like “nah he can keep himself warm now,” “yes we could use more socks” “I’m fine, yes I’m getting enough rest” and “you should see steve, he’s massive.”
also getting steve to do a quick sketch to send so she’ll know they’re ok and together bc of the odds of that were slim and everything bucky is saying sounds so outrageous (tho he makes sure to hold back the grimy stuff like almost dying with steve on purpose)