i have so many feelings about this scene i can't even begin to explain

On Keith and leaving Allura behind

One thing I’ve always wanted to clear up is the ‘Keith is cold-hearted’ thing. I can see how the scene of him being ready to leave Allura behind might come across as such, to quote Hunk: “Keith, that’s cold-hearted even for you.” 

But that is not how things actually are. Let me explain why he acted the way he did back then, because Keith has had just as many emotions about it as everyone else. 

Keith is rational, observant and tends to state stuff exactly as it is, with all facts lied out to make sure that everyone gets the whole picture. (see: how he explained his board in s1e1, how he argues with Lance at the beginning of s1e3 etc.) He has been known to accept critique pretty well - he actively tries to work on his temper (“patience yields focus”) and accepted that Lance’s plan was better than his in s1e7. In turn, however, he expects people to treat him the same way. If there isn’t any evidence to contradict it, he takes things people tell him at face value and accepts them as facts. It is one of the reasons him and Lance clash often, Keith can be found constantly correcting Lance’s statements and Lance doesn’t appreciate that. 

This is coupled with his rational personality. I have no doubt that part of that comes from having been forced to grow up without a family and people to comfort him when he was feeling lost, he has had to deal with reality screwing him over quite a lot of times already. He is extremely cautious and protective of his friends when a possible threat appears (see: how he placed himself in front of the team when Klaizap appeared in s1e2), probably exactly because he knows that when they are gone, they are gone. That happened to his dad, that happened to Shiro. 

And now he thinks the same thing has happened to Allura.

It is not that he doesn’t want to help her - because he does. He really does, he even said so himself. (And he wasn’t lying. We all know that Keith is an absolutely horrible liar.) In his mind, there were four facts battling with one another: 1) I want to save my friend; 2) “the ship that is headed to Zarkon’s central command?” “the place that’s way too dangerous for us to attack?” (a direct quote from an exchange between Hunk and Keith from s1e10. Keith had accepted that information a fact); 3) we are fighting against an enemy we know next to nothing about; and 4) I am responsible for the entire universe and I can only protect it with Voltron, for which Allura technically isn’t essential. 

So he stands there and goes through all the facts. And he comes to the - absolutely logical - conclusion that it is too dangerous to go to Zarkon’s headquarters. He could lose even more friends. He could lose the universe’s only hope. So he does what he always does: suppress his emotions for the greater good. He did that there, he did it when he decided to give up the blade in s2e8.

But then the others turn against him. We can’t see his face when they begin to vehemently protest against his statement-

-but I have no doubt that it would be serious and reflective. The backlash would have made him reconsider the conclusion he had come to. Because that’s what he does when he faces critique: take a step back and reevaluate. Obviously, fact 2) wasn’t quite right. [Also note how open his body language is, he is more than willing to discuss this.] 

And once the execution of their plan starts, which means an actual chance for getting his friend back, he is right at the front of the group again. 

Keith isn’t cold-hearted. Not at all. Does this look like the face of a cold-hearted person to you?

Because that is the face he made when he came to the conclusion that it would be too dangerous to save Allura. He is not happy about it. He genuinely believed that she was already lost and they were about to condemn the universe for a suicide rescue mission. If there is anything he can do to save his friends, he will do it. Like, seriously - he had never seen Zarkon before that episode. For all he knew, Zarkon could be 5ft tall, wield magic and be immortal. But as soon as he saw a normal-sized Galra in armor, Zarkon suddenly became less of an abstract concept and more of something that he has an actual fighting chance against. Look at how his attitude towards him changed in season 2, at the end of it he volunteered to infiltrate Zarkon’s base on his own!  

(Also. He was the one that asked Allura if she was sure that she wanted to come with them: “I’m sorry, princess, did you say ‘we’?!” in s1e10. He was worried for her. There is no way he didn’t want her back.)

Keith constantly watches out for the greater good. It’s what he told Pidge when she wanted to leave to go look for her family - “everyone in the universe has families!” - and what he did when he gave up finding out about his past in the Trials of Marmora. He pushes his own emotions down because he genuinely believes one person’s life and/or comfort isn’t worth putting the entire universe at risk. And that does not equal being cold-hearted.

tl;dr: Keith has had perfectly valid reasons why he hesitated to go on the rescue mission. He wanted her back just as much as everyone else. He is not a cold-hearted asshole.

drugsbust  asked:

main 2 things that have been bugging me about the john's dream tfp theory: so how does john know about redbeard? and if eurus shot him wouldn't that imply that both she and the events of t6t and tld actually happened? cause i'm an emp supporter lol, and i can't see any of s4 being "real" (the glowing skull painting, everyone being ooc, water imagery, etc) and if we were suddenly to enter john's mind, then that means the events leading up to it would have to have actually happened.

1. Thank you so much for your incredible meta! I love this fandom like crazy. 2. According to the theory that TFP is John’s near-the-death dream… How can we explain this - when Sherlock found out that “Eurus killed Viktor” we hear her words about deep water and see the shots of TGG pool and (!) Reichenbach fall from TAB? Why this piece of Sherlock’s MP in John’s dream? I stuck on this…

LOVE theory of TFP being in John’s mind after he is shot! So is it Eurus that still kills him? I’ve read metas where it explains Eurus and Sherlock are the same person, so then Eurus doesn’t really exist..? But she still shoots John? Or is this in John’s min while we are still in Sherlocks MP on the HLV plane? Kind of MP inception or something? :)

so I thought I would compile these 3 asks here cause they’re all basically asking the same thing. <3

So, here’s where I’m at right now: to me a ‘Garridebs’ minisode would be the most likely way of hiding a secret ‘4th episode.’

1) It doesn’t have to be long, it could take place during the suspicious “missing 10 minutes” from John’s therapy appointment as I say here, like a Series 4 version of Many Happy Returns. 

2) The fact that I think the ending of The Lying Detective is an allusion to the James Bond ‘red’ title screen (see here) gives us a clue that this is going into John’s point of view, because of his watching Bond films. To me this also explains Moriarty’s weird “red alert/klingons/cowboys/Darth Vader” line (see here)- they’re all allusions to things John would have watched on T.V.

3) The way Mycroft is acting apparently out of character to me is explained away by this being from John’s PoV- John doesn’t think Mycroft is impressive at all, see here

 I still do like/ have written this being a dream from Sherlock’s PoV, but I’m warming to John’s version of TAB much more now because it parallels how Sherlock ended up creating TAB:

  • Sherlock is faced with a mystery: Moriarty’s ‘miss me’ message. Overwhelmed by the drugs he is taking, he loses consciousness and retreats into his mind, and invents TAB- his mind seemingly focused on solving that mystery. Except, rather than this really solving the Moriarty thing, the whole thing is dependent on him and John being together“There’s always two of us.”
  • John is faced with a mystery: Sherlock has a secret sister. He gets shot, loses consciousness from the pain and retreats into his mind, and invents TFP- his mind seemingly focused on solving that mystery. Except, rather than solving the Eurus thing (too many loose ends), the whole thing ends with John and Sherlock back in 221B.

In my opinion, this is why we are faced with a literal ‘dangling Garridebs’ scene in TFP (I can’t believe I actually typed that haha @waitedforgarridebs): it’s a clue that the real Garridebs moment going on behind the scenes is left ‘dangling’, unresolved. John is stuck in limbo, waiting for Sherlock to save him.

And his mind fixes on the last thing he was told: that Sherlock has a secret sister. He is left reeling, trying to come up with explanations. This explains the major loose thread at the beginning of TFP: we gloss past and ignore the “mutual friend” who gave Eurus Faith’s note because John still doesn’t know this. 

So, what about Redbeard? I still think John doesn’t know who/what Redbeard exactly is. All he has to go on is Sherlock’s reaction to Magnussen saying “Redbeard” in HLV. So, what does he do? I’m going to quote @marcespot here:

I think because clever–oh so clever– John, figures out what many of us have been speculating. That Sherlock just cannot be this traumatized over a dog, it is painful, yes, but a grown man still not over the loss of a dog? He saw the look on Sherlock’s face when Magnussen brought it up. It can’t be a dog. It just can’t, and John is always right. Remember John was very invested in Henry’s trauma in THoB, tellling Dr. Mortimer: “because I have another friend who might be having the same problem.” Henry had replaced the memory of a murderous man for that of a dog because he couldn’t cope. John made his deductions. Remember John announcing in TLD “I’m gonna make a deduction”. He deduced Mycroft must’ve had made up a lie to protect Sherlock from some horrible truth… why not the death of Sherlock’s only special childhood friend. Note how John equates himself with Victor because the whole point is that he thinks that’s the reason why Sherlock grew up under that imposed ‘conceal don’t feel’ lifestyle, which had to be born out of a trauma because John knows Sherlock, and how emotional, friendly and in need for a companion he is. He literally told Sherlock he needs to get himself a romantic partner! Some great loss must’ve happened for Sherlock to develop any kind of issue with interpersonal relationships, and ever choosing to put on the sociopath façade. (x)

And here’s the thing: this could both mean that John has got very close to the truth (that Redbeard is Sherlock’s past “great loss” or even love)… but to me it also explains why the Holmes family background seemed so weird and contradictory in TFP. We know that behind their facades, Mycroft and Sherlock are “ordinary”, we even have TEH show us how very ordinary Sherlock’s “lovely Mum and Dad” are.

So, why the change to this odd big Holmes mansion cliché? (x) Because John the writer, with his imagination and his adoration for Sherlock, is left reeling from the Eurus reveal. He’s trying to explain it, and to do so he simply has to go back to Sherlock’s childhood. And John is a Romantic so of course Sherlock would have this epic childhood backstory, of course John would imagine him as little Sherlock the Pirate off on adventures, after hearing Mycroft’s “Initially he wanted to be a pirate” quip. And the fact that Mycroft’s description of “the ancestral home” (there was always honey for tea) is an ALLUSION TO A POEM BY RUPERT BROOKE… just makes me think of the poet John, writing unspoken things on his laptop. Poetry or truth, John? He makes Sherlock into a Gothic Hero, and gives him a grand ancestral home, because to John Sherlock is so extraordinary, so everything around him would be, too.

anonymous asked:

hi. i have weird question... i am mcu fan obviously and i love Marvel ladies, but i just can't convice myself to like Jane. i don't hate her, but i just wish i loved her the way i love Peggy or May. could you make some kind of short/long list of reasons you you like this character so much? maybe you could convince me :) sorry if my request is too weird

Well there’s a lot of reasons as to why i love jane

  • one, she’s a friggin’ astrophysicist, and she loves her career more than her life itself
  • I mean seriously she drove into the weird tornado thing at the beginning of Thor for science.
  • Also at first she really didn’t care about the fact they’d hit Thor because fuck that she had science to do 
  • Also while I’m at her and science, I just want to talk about how hard it is to have three degrees in astrophysics, like that shit is smart as hell, she gives  the science bros a run for their money yo. Which is why it drives me crazy when people talk about them creating new forms of space travel and shit like fuck that. If anyone in the mcu is going to do that it’s going to be jane motherfucking foster.
  • Then before she starts talking to Thor and actually starts to think she might be into him, she sees him and someone she can use to help with her research and that she can get information out of. There’s really nothing more than that to it until she breaks into the bunker with him.
  • but while I’m talking about that I’d like to point out that Jane stood toe to toe with Coulson while he was taking her research, hell when they took her notebook from her too, she tried to climb into the back of the van for gods sake. The girl is dedicated to her work.
  • Now lets talk about how despite how Selvig is telling her that her theories that are based around what thor told her she points out that “magic is just science we don’t understand yet” I love that quote for so many reasons. She is literally making in plain that she thinks that everything can be explained by her science. That this magic that thor speaks of (the bifrost) can be explained, and she can do that using Einstein Rosen bridges. She doesn’t allow herself to not question and try to understand what is going on around her. Dammit she is going to figure it out, to hell with everything else.
  • Okay but now I’d like to talk about how everyone is like “Oh jane just moped about after thor left. She clearly doesn’t love her science that much is she stopped after he was gone hurr hurr hurr. Because I think that is total bullshit. I think she studied everything she could with that at the time, and then allowed herself to move on. I mean hell it’s obvious she allowed herself to move on, she’s in london (probably working on something new) That’d explain why she does’t look at her old equipment, they’re just not useful to what she was doing now. I also think that much like Thor, she did what was right. Yes, both of them mopped around, but I think that they both continued doing the things they had to do, Thor protecting the realms, and Jane in her science.
  •  Now lets talk about asgard yes? Let’s just talk about how Jane knew what the machine they were using on her was, and she knew how it worked. Like seriously, even the healers seemed impressed. The little nerd. And Thor thinks that is adorable as hell. If u don’t  I can’t even with you.
  • Now I will admit that yes, she does become kind of an object for most of the movie, but as much as that sucked she really did have shinning moments in tdw and I will get to those.
  • But now another reason I see that people don’t like her is because of Frigga’s death. I want everyone to repeat this with me Frigga’s death was not Jane’s fault. It was Malekiths. Pure and simple. Yes, Frigga died protecting Jane, but Jane did not kill her herself. Jane did exactly what Frigga told her to do which was probably to hide herself, and that she would take care of the rest. 
  • And then people talk about how “Oh well Jane’s a bitch because she never was upset or apologized for Friggas death.” Well here’s the thing, she did. However, the scene got cut, unfortunately. But she very much did feel responsible for her death, and she voiced this to Thor. Who then told her how Frigga saved them all, and how her death was not Jane’s fault. Like if Thor doesn’t blame her, neither should you. 
  •  I would also like to point out how Jane is brave  as fuck. Like dude, she punched the motherfucking god of mischief in the face. The same guy who did untold damage to New York and her world. The girl’s got big balls yo. And then there are still people who are like “well she shouldn’t be abusing a prisoner of war!!!!!!”  which literally makes me throw up in my mouth. Loki is not a good person, and he did horrible things, believe me, a punch is the least thing he deserves. Her punching him was completely in character for her, and she is not a bad person for it. Seriously, if you think Jane is the bad guy for punching Loki, I don’t want to know you. And if you want Loki to punch Jane back or kill her for it, just leave now. Even he doesn’t seem pissed about. He thinks it’s funny that a little mortal has the guts to do that.
  • Okay now I will admit that from that part until the show down on Svartalfheim, and that did suck. But after the aether is out of her, Jane is literal perfection. 
  • It’s Jane who figures out how to use Selvig’s device to manipulate the Convergence, without her and her know how, Thor could not have defeated Malekith, there is no literal way he could have. For all his strength and power, he did not have the upper hand in that battle. Even he knows this when Malekith begins to use the aether to revert everything to dark matter.Seriously, Jane should get just as much credit as Thor for saving the world here. Seriously, if you like Tony Stark for saving the world with his science, but yo don’t like Jane for doing the same, I have nothing to say to you. That’s sexist plain and simple.
  • But all in all, Jane is not useless, she is not a bitch, she is not responsible for Frigga’s death or a whore for “falling in love with Thor after three days”
  • like dude, there was attraction there yes, but they were not in love after three days. And you know what, even if she was, Thor was too. Her falling in love does not make her weak, and I hate that people saying that more than anything. Especially because they hold men to such different standards, if you’re saying she’s useless for falling in love, by that same logic, Thor is too. And I highly doubt they’re thinking that.
  • Okay I think I’m done now, I may add more later.

shellofduality  asked:

I was ust reading some meta of yours and I completely agree with what Jensen said about Dean not being able to come out and say "I love you" to Cas in the crypt scene. I agree that no, Dean wouldn't. But I have two things to say about that. 1. I get it, Dean is VERY emotionally constipated. But he was absolutely sure that Cas was about to kill him. Dean thought these were his final moments and he still couldn't say it. :( If he can't say it then, when WILL he be able to? This question plagues me

2. With the whole fandom knowing that Dean was supposed to tell Cas he loved him in that crypt but couldn’t say it, why are we still arguing over whether or not Destiel is actually canon? Knowing that makes Destiel canon for me. It was in the script = canon. Thoughts?

1.) This question doesn’t plague me, because the short answer is: He’ll be able to say it when he believes he doesn’t deserve to die as his brother’s keeper with a gun in his hand.  When Dean Winchester realizes that has worth beyond, “Take your brother and go,” (when Sam helps him see this) he’ll be able to form the words.  We are seeing this narrative play out now IMO.

2.) Mostly we are arguing because either:

  • There are people that don’t WANT romantic Destiel, and thus believe if they call the ones that do want it (and have cited how SPN does its storytelling, the examples of how Dean/Cas is a romantic relationship) “delusional” enough times it will somehow magically rewrite the canon or otherwise invalidate it.
  • People’s definition of “canon” differs and is given different “standards” based on the individual’s views.  This is something that differs even in the meta community (and isn’t limited to SPN).  This is why I use more specific terms like “implicit canon” and “explicit canon” instead of just “canon”.  Even then, implicit canon means something different to person A, than person B.  We can’t even agree on the metric of judgment.  :/
  • While the fandom may see/know things, the general audience may not.  Supernatural has taken great steps to include things on the DVDs for those that aren’t part of the online fandom (but even then these things do not reach ALL fans so they can’t be addressed as “canon”).  For some examples, the whole beginning of “Castiel: Angel Warrior” looked laughably like a Destiel fan vid, the gag reel put in two of the “I love you”’s that Jensen was trying to make work, and the 8x13 commentary directly addressed the Aaron/Dean scene as Dean having “potential for love in all places”.  All of that serves to make the GA tilt their head a certain way. 

For me, I would personally consider Destiel canon (on Dean’s side) without even knowing it (“I love you”) was there, because honestly… How many “I need you”’s are in a romantic context with that kind of tension and music?  Pretty much all of them.  The phrase is literally interchangeable (with a little more desperation) with “I love you” IMO.  Hell, just the other day I went and saw “The Lego Movie” and there was a parody commercial preview for Progressive Auto insurance before the flick in which they were openly mocking romantic scenes.  The guy’s opening line to Flo in the rain?  "I need you.“  I can think of several times off the top of my head that it has been used in a romantic context:

  • Katniss/Petta (The Hunger Games)
  • Roxanne/Megamind (Megamind)
  • Leeloo/Corbin (The Fifth Element)
  • Buffy/Spike (Buffy)
  • Buffy/Riley (Buffy) - bonus points for, Riley, I need you. I need you with me… and I need you healthy,“ which mirrors some of Dean’s dialogue from 8x19 that got cut.

I could go on and on, but I won’t.  The problem is deniability because Dean and Cas are a same sex pairing.  It’s possible to hand wave away best friends telling each other they need and/or love one another because our society is so heteronormative, you know?  That’s why so many have the demand for text (for representation) beyond the shadow of a doubt by having Dean or Cas flat out say, "I’m in love with you,” or since they both have trouble with explaining/understanding “feelings”, that they just kiss.  A kiss is kinda hard to hand wave away as platonic (though the desperate will try).  It’s the “Oh…” that people are looking for since that fits the definition of “canon” by most people’s standards.  

anonymous asked:

I agree with you completely. Marlene only knew Ellie for like 3 weeks before hand and Joel knew her for over a year. I also don't think that a cure was worth it, because it was stated that there were many surgeries that failed before, so who knows! Though I can't help but think that Joel was just a selfish and cruel as Marlene was, because it was hinted that Ellie wanted to die.

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anonymous asked:

Once again with the excuses of why Mary chose Francis. She didn't choose him because of a FANTASY. She chose him because of their reality. You can see how much she loves him and how much Francis loves her. Mash shipper or not, I don't get how you can look at Bash as the "hero" I really can't.

You know Anon, I would really like to discuss with you why I think so and why you’re free to disagree with me, but I know that it would be useless, because you clearly already have your own opinion on the situation. But nevertheless I will try.

What reality are you talking about? Reality where Francis constantly pulls a passive-aggressive stunts? Reality where he lies? Manipulates her? Makes it look like he listens to her wished and agrees with her THEN taking a 180 turn and doing the completely opposite? I never was a Francis hater, but after the last episode I really don’t see anything in him that is worth of an undying devotion that Mary has for him. Zero. Nada. Which is why I think (see the key word here? I. In my opinion. I think I have a right on this opinion, just like you have on yours). Her love is based on her expectations and dreams, hopes and created image of her future life.

And before I go any further, I feel a need to inform you, that what I don’t take lightly is twisting of the words, and you clearly twisted mine in your favor. So please in the future, if you want to have a healthy argument, for the sake of the finding the truth don’t use foul methods. I never claimed that she’s in love with the fantasy. I said that she in love with Francis, BUT I see it’s source for the most part are the aspects I’ve listed above. It’s source is past, not present.

You know it would be much easier if you actually gave me reasons why you don’t perceive Bash as a hero, so it won’t be so hard for me to decide where to begin to explain stuff to you, that you may missed, because I don’t really have time to analyze the whole Bash’s arc and point why it is synchronized with the one the hero has. But I’ll try to summarize.

Bash, aside Mary is one of the few character’s in the show, that are connected with self-sacrifice. Audience is usually invited to identify with the hero. You admire the hero’s qualities and want to be like him or her, but the hero also has flaws. Weaknesses, quirks, and vices make a hero more appealing. In the latest episode Bash was shown in extremely sympathetic light, so even if I still was on a fence, who is he in this story, “Consummation” kinda solidified it for me. Stories invite the audience to experience an adventure through the hero’s eyes, so the author generally strives to establish a strong bond of sympathy or common interest. 

Hero is born under the unusual circumstances. They are marked by these circumstances as different. Bash is the royal bastard by the Kings’s beloved mistress and he’s king’s favorite son. His mother was a pagan so he has connection to the two words. By many he is considered as superior in many ways then his legitimate sibling, but because of his positions stays in the shadows. This is the beginning of Act 1 of his journey, with the hero in the ordinary world, going about ordinary life, except that something isn’t quite right. What he does in the first scenes demonstrates a flaw of some kind, a lacking to be overcome.

The Call to Adventure. For Bash this stage started in 1x05 and was heavily focused in 1x06. He was presented with the problem to challenge. The Call to Adventure can come in the form of a message, letter, dream, temptation, last straw, or loss of something precious. Bash meets the Blood Priests, but at that time he’s not interested in the big picture, he doesn’t really care about the evil in the woods. He’s mission was to ensure Mary’s safety, which he did. So almost always, the hero initially balks at the call. Thus, the temporary ending of the pegan storyline in 1x06.

Sometimes the life circumstances are traumatic and Hero leaves his family or land and lives with others. Bash was betrayed by pretty much everyone and had an attempt on his life, which forces him to disappear in the woods. However, heroes always return to their land. This is the turning point, the crossing from the Ordinary World into the Special World.

Hero Must Prove Himself. In the upcoming episodes Bash will be involved with the terrors of the woods. I just read again the synopsises for the upcoming episodes and it’s not even funny, how many things point to Bash’s heroic arc: Bash encounters a confused and terrified Olivia, an escaped victim of the terrors of the woods, which causes him to enlist Nostradamus for help (1x14), Bash experiences the terrors of the woods and vows to uncover the truth behind the Darkness (1x15), Bash saves Francis from Death (1x16). The Ordinary and The Special worlds have a different feel, a different rhythm, different priorities and values, different rules. The most important function of this stage in the story is the testing of the hero to prepare him for the ordeals that lie ahead. The Special World is usually dominated by a villain or shadow who has set traps for intruders. This is a “getting to know you” phase. The hero accumulates power, learns the ropes, and prepares for the next phase. I believe episodes 1x14-1x16 represent this stage of the journey.

Supernatural Help. I don’t think I have to explain that Bash is the only one who has a connection to the “other side” in this series among the main cast. And his pagan roots helped them a couple of times already. 

The Journey. The hero is always on some type of adventure with a purpose - quest if you will. He experiences many things on this quest, among which is a descent into a kind of “hell’. In this hell he experiences a low point in his life that leaves him scarred forever with a real or psychological wound that will not heal. The hero learns from this descent into “hell” much about himself and usually matures greatly from the experience. And one thing I also noticed, is that Bash is able to exist OUTSIDE Mary’s storyline, he doesn’t need to be involved with her all the time to appear on screen, while Francis on the other hand has no storyline of his own. His always INSIDE the Mary’s storyline. That’s one of the reasons I always liked Bash more.

Mentor. Mentors provide heroes with motivation, inspiration, guidance, training, and gifts for the journey. Mentors seem inspired by divine wisdom; they are the voice of a god. They stand for the hero’s highest aspirations. The gift or help given by the mentor should be earned by learning, sacrifice, or commitment. In Bash story Diane and in some sense Nostradamus are the mentors on the first stages, but I think someone else will take out that role later. The mentor represents the bond between parent and child, teacher and student, doctor and patient, god and man. The function of the mentor is to prepare the hero to face the unknown, to accept the adventure.

Atonement with Father. Atonement means to offer payment for a wrongdoing. Very often, heroes must avenge a father or make up for the father’s evil. Now, among two sons Bash’s relationship with Henry is much more dynamic and I have some dark thoughts where it’s all heading to.

There are even more things out there, but I don’t want to write a novel, it is already long enough. But if you don’t want to see or agree what story is giving you, let’s throw something different here. The creator of Reign straight up told us that “I think he’s had to kind of live by the whims of others for a really long time, and I think the way he’s survived that and been able to kind of find strength and joy and happiness is that he’s a really heroic guy. He’s a great brother, he finds that he has some feelings toward Mary that he really tries to clamp down as much as he can, but he likes being a help to her and her protector (x)”. Her words, not mine.

Let’s also talk about symbolism. Bash is a Lion. The Lion is known as the ‘King of Beasts’. Lions are superior, strong, and naturally dominant, they are also associated with royalty. Lion represents courage, strength in overcoming difficulties, it’s the symbol of heroic nature. It’s interesting that the lion is considered by many ancient cultures to be a solar animal symbol, however it is primarily a nocturnal creature, conducting its hunting activity mostly at night. Further, the lioness is considered a lunar animal. This serves as a symbolic message of balance and sound judgment. In that the lion shares the world of both night and day, being a sort of link between two words, just like Bash is the link between Catholic Realm and Pagan Wildness.

So, yes. NOTHING points that Bash is the hero here. NOTHING AT ALL.

anonymous asked:

What do you mean when you say that some aspects of percabeth bothers you? I still ship them a lot, but i've felt sort of the same thing after rereading the series and can't quite put my finger on it. (but don't feel pressured to answer if it makes you uncomfortable) :)

it’s fine anon, i’ve resisted getting into specifics because i didn’t want to spark confrontation or make anyone else upset, but if you’re curious it’s fine, part of me does really want to get it out and i hope it helps you if you’re feeling the same way?

just… don’t hate read this, okay? it’s fine if you want to weigh in constructively or offer something that maybe i’m not picking up on. i’d appreciate that, actually. but i don’t feel like being argued with and definitely don’t want to be yelled at.

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Heyyyyy guys I finished part 5 wooo

it’s so long (1.5k words) but whatever haha

this is turning more into a fic than a series lmaoooo i’ll keep going as long as you guys keep requesting ;)

you can read the other parts here: part 1 || part 2 || part 3 || part 4 

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Everything was dark and I could only hear muffled noises. I felt someone pick me up and I heard sirens. I heard people rushing around me, screaming from a familiar voice, and such.Then, I heard nothing for a while.

My eyes fluttered open and the room was dark, the only light coming through the glass window that lead to a hallway. In a bit of a panic, I sat up quickly and looked around quickly. I was in a hospital room, what the fuck?

To the left of my bed, I saw a sleeping figure. His face was hidden in his arms, so I couldn’t recognise who it was.

I stood up and got out of the bed, making a huge creaking noise while doing so. The person sleeping next to my bed woke up, eyes shooting directly at me. “Y/N?” his voice rasped.

“Calum?” I asked in return, to which he got up and nodded slightly. He opened his arms for a hug and I ran in without hesitation. Tears pricked at my eyes, and I cried in Calum’s hold. He kissed the top of my head and pet my hair, silently consoling me. “What happened?” I said in between small sobs.

“You fainted, probably from all of the paparazzi and attention,” he replied with a soothing voice.

“Fuck, that’s embarrassing,” I giggled a bit.

“Nah, I’ve done it before too,” he said. “Are you ready to go?”

“Yeah.”

——

We left the hospital in the morning, since they couldn’t discharge me at 3 am. Calum brought me back to his house and told me to take it easy while he went to the studio to work with his band on their next album.

I turned on the T.V. and flipped through the channels, stopping when I heard a male voice say “Calum Hood.”

The man on the T.V. went on to talk about how Calum and his band were breaking records with all the awards they’ve won. He played one of their newest songs, She’s Kinda Hot (which was really amazing) and turned to his co-host for a segment they called “Gossipsos.” That’s a dumb segment name.

“A couple concerts ago, band member Michael Clifford was injured through the piro-technics. He then tweeted a photo in which he said he looked like Two-Face and had half his face covered in bandages.” The screen flashed with said picture and I gasped. Shit.

“In more recent news, the 5sos boys had a concert last night that ended on an exciting note.” No. “The boys were spotted walking out with their girlfriends from the venue, but there was one face we didn’t recognise.” No, no, no. “After having our paparazzi team try to find out who the mystery girl was, she fainted!” Oh my god. “Following her faint, Calum responded immediately. Guess we know who she belongs to.” Belongs? I don’t belong to anyone, I’m not property. “Calum was the first to freak out, causing a huge scene among everyone and cursing out one of the other channel’s camera-man.” A clip played of Calum’s yelling, which I couldn’t understand completely because he was using Aussie slang the whole time. “Could this new mystery girl be the worst PR for 5sos yet? Watch next week to find out more on Gossipsos.”

“NO!” I boomed. Not only was I beyond fucking pissed, but I was embarrassed. They flashed my picture on that screen a billion times. Is that even legal?! Don’t they need my consent to show my face on public television? My friends are probably going to see that, along with my family. “No, no, no, no,” I repeated as I paced around in Calum’s living room. As if it was on cue, the door opened and Calum walked through with a huge smile. Once he saw my frantic state, his smile vanished and he came to my side instantly, pulling me into a hug.

“What’s wrong, babe?” Calum asked worriedly. “What happened?”

“The fucking Gossipsos girl fucking embarrassed me in front of fucking everyone.” I fumed.

“Ugh. Don’t listen to her bullshit, okay? It is a gossip channel, no one even listens to them most of the time,” he tried to calm me down, but there was no way I was believing that bullshit.

“No, Calum. You don’t fucking get it. I’m not famous, I’m not a celebrity icon. I shouldn’t have to deal with this, I never signed up for it! You did, not me. Do you know how many people are going to see that? Do you know how fast word gets around? It’s going to be all over everything and my friends and family are going to see it and my friends don’t even know that I’m seeing you and my mom is going to be mad that I’m not dating a ‘successful business man’ and my dad’s gonna kill me because you have tattoos and I can’t even begin to explain how emba-” Calum interrupted my little speech by picking me up and carrying me out the front door. “Calum, what the fuck are you doing?”

“I’m taking you to my PR manager and we’re gonna figure this shit out,” he simply replied.

——

“The only way I know how to balance out bad PR is by having a ton of good PR.” Mr. Morris stated matter-of-factly.

“What should we do to get good PR then?” Calum asked, leaning forward a bit.

During this whole “meeting,” I sat quietly in my chair next to Calum. He had his arm wrapped around my shoulders throughout the whole shebang, which helped to calm me a bit. I felt bad for snapping at Calum like that earlier, it wasn’t his fault at all.

“You need to announce that you are boyfriend and girlfriend.”

“What?” Calum and I said in unison. Calum and I have never even discussed what we were; we had only met a week ago!

“If you announce that you’re dating, the fans will get excited over the new relationship buzz. They will ‘fangirl’ over the ‘cute’ couple pictures you guys will take, which will be all over the internet.” Mr. Morris said blandly.

“Okay,” I agreed. I didn’t want to push my ‘relationship’ with Calum in front of everyone’s face, and I didn’t even want my parents finding out about it. But, I guess its better to announce it this way instead of having pictures of my fainted body everywhere.

“You’re okay with this?” Calum asked.

“Yeah, it’s better than just letting it be. You need to good PR anyways, to balance out that video of you cursing out the camera.” Mr. Morris’s eyes widened at my words.

“Okay, let’s go be a couple then,” Calum smiled. Somehow I could tell that he liked this idea more than he was leading on.

——-

We went out to the most populated place we could think of… the shopping mall. It was filled with teenage girls and the likes, and we immediately got attention while walking around. Fans came up to take pictures with Calum.

“Hi Cal!” One fan squealed.

“Hello,” he smiled.

“Can I have a picture?” She asked. The poor girl was shaking. She turned to me and gave me her phone. I snapped the picture quickly, feeling a bit jealous when she asked Calum to kiss her cheek during the photo. “Thank you so much… I’m sorry, what’s your name?”

I was about to reply until Calum interjected, wrapping his arm around my waist. “This is Y/N, and she’s my girlfriend.”

“Your girlfriend? Aw that’s so adorable! Would you mind if I took a picture of you two together?”

“Sure,” I replied hesitantly. Calum looked at me with an adorable smile, making me giggle a bit. The girl snapped the picture, and I had to admit that we looked pretty amazing together.

“Thank you so much!!” The girl beamed and ran off to join her group of friends. We heard them screaming in the distance as we walked away.

“They like you,” Calum whispered in my ear.

“That was only one fan,” I said.

“No, look,” Calum pulled out his phone and started scrolling through Twitter. The picture of Calum and I was everywhere, and I blushed a bit. The comments were nice as well, everyone congratulating Calum and I. We continued walking until we left the mall, but I was still scrolling through the tweets. We suddenly stopped and I looked up at Calum, my eyes sparkling.

He looked down at me with a smile plastered on his gorgeous face. I leaned up and kissed him quickly, butterflies erupting in my stomach.

Maybe this really will be good PR…