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Season 2 Klance and Shallura Analysis

Alrighty so this is another one of those voltron prediction/theory/rant its basically an analysis of some parts of season 2 not all bc that would take me forever but just a few key parts (aka the key to my heart Klance okay bye). So grab a drink because this is an essay folks that I spent way too much time on than I should have. Let’s begin shall(ura) we? (I hate myself)

So I’m gonna start with a very good and very platonic (in my opinion) relationship, which is K//allura. Okay okay, they have so much potential to be bffs its exciting.

First off, I took the whole Galra Keith and Allura tension as a message the creators wanted to convey to the viewers about judging someone merely by their race. Honestly I really love it when tv shows, especially kids shows, integrate bigger ideas like racism into their stories. Its subtle yet satisfying and I really really appreciated this particular scene with Keith and Allura.

Allura is describing her hatred for the Galra which is basically her hatred toward a part of Keith that he can’t even control. He never chose to be Galra, it’s just in his blood. And obviously that hurts him because its a part of who he is:((

Like ugh this is so sweet guys. So as you know from the title of this, I don’t ship K//allura at all, but this scene was very special to me in a much different way than how I feel from a romantic interaction. Like this is a genuine moment between two characters that are haunted by the same group, the Galra. Keith is part Galra, he has a part of the enemy inside of him which is probably causing inner turmoil maybe even self-hatred within him. And Allura as we know hates the Galra for killing her entire civilization. These two have a deep character development from this scene alone. We see that Allura has matured from being bitter toward Keith for being Galra to understanding that a person should not be judged by their blood but who they truly are. Also we see that Keith has accepted the fact that yes he may have a part of the enemy within him, but that does not mean he has to be anything like them. He is also pretty stand-off ish and doesn’t like opening up necessarily. He’d much rather keep to himself (other than Shiro), but he is finally opening up to someone else as well. He forgives Allura immediately despite how offensive her bias opinion was towards him. I just love Keith. 

So these two are super close now or should be? Which is pretty awesome considering… Keith is super close to Shiro too. SO now he’s close to both Shiro and Allura who are both, might I remind you all, much older than would be appropriate for him to have a romantic relationship with. Anywho, this reeks of space parents and an angsty teen.

Which then leads to Shallura and why I believe it is pointing toward canon woot woot love these goobers. Alright so I’m solely focusing on a few scenes in particular where my heart was pounding and my eyes watering and I was clutching my heart while screaming at my computer screen. The feels man the feels. 

I just about swooned at this. Like these underrated moments are what really get me. Like I love the whole Shiro taking Allura’s hand and telling his wife to get some rest, that got me feeling some sort of way. But this scene guys. In the heat of battle, Shiro is concerned for Allura. He’s basically saying “I wish I could be there to take care of her but Coran you have to do it for me.” I cannot guys I cannot.

She could’ve called for anyone else. Was it Keith? NOPE IT WAS SHIRO, PEOPLE!!

Never forget honestly. This is the face of a broken man. I have never seen Shiro more distressed and this pic doesn’t do it justice but when you watch this scene his eyes are glistening like he’s about to cry. The calm, collected leader Shiro is on the verge of tears? omg I can’t. 

Honestly this is my weakness. When a character gets hurt and another character goes ballistic and rages. Like Shiro is so determined to kick ass in this scene and avenge Allura. End me. 

For Shallura, they both have an understanding that they need each other. They are each other’s support especially considering they both are the leaders and are the older ones of the group. They help bear each other’s responsibility which is much different than Klance’s dynamic. For Klance it is much more playful and focused on chemistry. And also because they are younger it is much more naive and afraid. Both Keith and Lance obviously care for each other but they try not to show it especially when the other is present. They are self-conscious and afraid of what the other will think, that the other doesn’t feel the same way. Shiro and Allura, however, both know that they care for each other and they aren’t afraid to express it through calling each other’s name during battle and other small gestures like that.

Which I forgot to mention that everyone is freaking out over a simple hug between Allura and Keith but like have you noticed that both Klance and Shallura have not had a proper hug yet? Ummmm is this a slow burn fic or… Seriously tho, I’ve watched plenty of shows and animes (I’m shameless) to know that usually the canon couple does not have that special hugging and seal-the-deal scenes quite so early in the series because all the anticipation builds up until the perfect scene is created. I swear a tender Klance and Shallura moment is coming I swear. 

Which then leads to my mains, Klance. I just have to admit that one of the many reasons I love these two is because of the fact that Keith and Lance are like my fav characters of all time. And I can relate to both of them at the same time idk. Anyway, back to what’s important: evidence of canon.

So… Do I really need to show these? Like these scenes do not need further analysis it just reeks of dorks-in-love-who-don’t-know-they’re-in-love-with-each-other-and-who-don’t-know-that-the-other-is-in-love-with-them. Man I love Klance. 

So instead let’s over-analyze a few other scenes…

“Babe I thought you would have my back.”

“First you forget the bonding moment now this.”

Look this one is a stretch lol but just look at Keith’s face. When you watch this scene, Keith goes from his signature annoyed and irritated look to a betrayed and frustrated look. Maybe that’s just me, but aside from that, he doesn’t necessarily look pissed off, his face changes from his usual pissy look to something much different. Obviously what Lance says does calm him down enough not to yell back at him, but he also looks frustrated because no one understand him or his secret about his past with the Blade of Mamora and all that good junk at this point. I think it is especially bothering him that he can’t just upfront say what he is hiding, and instead he knows he is looking like a fool in front of them (and especially Lance). 

Body language is important. Keith turns around as not to face them, I think he is hurt because obviously this whole situation is important to him but not even Lance seems to understand him. And I seriously think Keith and Lance have like this weird mutual understanding usually. Like ya they fight I get that, but usually they kinda get what the other is trying to get at I feel, idk maybe thats just me. 

Let’s take a moment to appreciate how blue Lance’s eyes are in this… I love my son…

So like if you look closely at this scene you notice that when Lance is making eye contact with Keith, Keith has his typical “I hate you Lance but really I don’t but I’m gonna pretend like I do” face. But right when Lance looks away Keith actually looks sad and kinda hurt. Out of everyone, he hates that Lance is the one revealing his flaws, and even he knows its true. Lance stop insulting your husband. He’s actually sensitive about what you think of him:(((

Uhhh lowkey I think Keith is just as insecure as Lance is, but he just doesn’t show it… Oh the Klangst!

And another thing we get to see in Season 2 is that Lance is showing ALOT of concern of Keith’s wellbeing which is pretty big if you ask me because season 1 was basically Pining!Keith worried about his boyf. Now we get to see some worried Lance.

Honestly, like I mentioned before, the creators are going for a slow burn. And both Shallura and Klance definitely have their little hints and subtle moments that are very easily missed. But that’s the point. If it’s too obvious then the ending won’t be as powerful, the couples won’t be as special. Also, the development of both of these couples is going slow but very well thought out and I actually appreciate it a lot. I know for a fact K//allura won’t be canon because their interaction is too straight-up(lol) for it to be canon. It could be said as “predictable” but idk I just get a total brotp vibe from them nothing more, plus if they were hinting at canon for them, they wouldn’t have them hug so soon. Also their reactions and facial expressions toward the hugs and touches would be very different. It wasn’t tender like the Bonding Moment™ or the Shallura hand grab™. Facial expressions and reactions are key! Keith looked indifferent when Allura fell into his arms and their hug was sweet yes but it wasn’t hesitant and nervous like a couple who just discovered their feelings for one another would react. It was a hug between two people who recognize their bond. It was a strong bond yes, between two lovers? no I don’t think so. Allura, herself even confirmed how she now viewed the paladins as her family and it just felt to much like a familial bond I couldn’t see anything more to it. If Kallura was to be canon they would have more subtle moments than in-your-face big moments. Little details in the way Keith or Allura would look, or in the background they would be gazing at each other (*cough* like Keith does to Lance *cough*) It’s the little things that count, remember that.

The only ship I was concerned that would be canon was Sh//eith, because they have an obvious bond that is much different than everyone else. But ever since the “Shiro, you’re a bro to me” happened, it basically killed any chance of it happening. Which in my opinion is much better because Klance and Shallura have so much potential and their stories can expand and be written so well. As it is, the creators are doing a really good job at unraveling their stories slowly but just enough as to give the viewers hope which is the goal usually for tv shows. They try to make the shippers suffer sometimes *sigh*. 

Anywho, if you read up to this point thanks for listening to me rambling about space parents and space ranger partners lol! I loved season 2 because it revealed a lot about Keith not only through the obvious backstories and blade of mamora stuff but also through his interactions. And yes Keith is my fav lol. Anyways, I am 99.9% sure Klance and Shallura are gonna be canon but by no means am I saying you shouldn’t ship what you want. You do you, folks. Ship on and enjoy the show!

Yeah, I found it enjoyable! I think it’s easy to get swept away with this show, thinking that every episode has to be big and bold and full of plot and feels - at the end of the day, it’s a cartoon, and sometimes you need some breathing room, like you said. It’s meant to be an enjoyable experience; everything doesn’t have to be so serious. If the humor wasn’t to your taste, that’s understandable, I suppose. Ronaldo was a delight this time around for me, though!

@aurumkhk

Yeah, I assumed it was an aesthetic decision, too. Although honestly, it’s hard not to over analyze everything in this show, so you never know!

@wahrer

Ooph! I hope April wasn’t too hard on you! Welcome back to the land of the living!

And yes - I’m glad someone does agree! I have reformed my view on that somewhat since, but I still hold onto exactly what you said - there’s underlying issues and reasons there. Maybe it’s wrong to call it selfish, but it’s definitely meant to draw attention to their causes. 

@storysongandstars

anonymous asked:

I am feeling very nauseated about next week. I have no faith left in tptb. Although, I do feel like it would be suicide for this show because that makes everything red does for liz BORING if he's her dad. I feel like I need to get off of social media and disassociate myself from this show by next Thursday before I find out that I'm shipping a father and daughter.

Anon I do think self preservation is a good thing where TBL is concerned. I need to stop over analyzing everything, stop griping about fake kidnappings and just go with the flow. However, HOWEVER we are not shipping a father and daughter. Red has already stated he’s not her father. Liz recalls shooting bio dad in the fire. We’re shipping a man and a woman or two idiot kids who like fake dying and fake kidnaps and maybe they could stop all this fuckery. But father and daughter? Nah. If tptb retcon the relationship that’s on them and their poor decision making, lack of imagination, subpar writing and general lack of integrity toward their craft. Sure as hell isn’t on us so they can keep their daddy kink in the writers room I’ll pass thanks.

Taking a break isn’t always a bad thing, but don’t let them make you believe we made lizzington up out of thin air. We all know that’s not true.

Spider Bites: Meeting Mr. Stark

Part 1

You sat on the bus beside Peter. He held your hand tightly in his, it was a habit the two of you had formed anytime one of you was in any kind of distress. It soothed both him and you to be able to hold on tight to something and know that it wasn’t going to go anywhere. However you were being very careful to monitor the amount of pressure you were putting on his hand, careful not to hurt him. Your eyes stared at his hand, taking note of the color of his skin. There was no redness so perhaps you were doing well. Peter spared glances at you, every once in a while. You largely looked the same. You looked like the girl he grew up with, minus any blemishes that might have clouded your skin, and with some wicked fangs, that truthfully wouldn’t be noticeable to anyone who hadn’t grown up with your face.

“What are we gonna tell my mom?” You questioned abruptly, heart falling down to your feet. If she came home and you weren’t there, you would be done for.

“I don’t know, we’ll figure it out.”

“I think we should tell the truth,” you murmured.

“Are you crazy? Whatever happened to you isn’t exactly the type of thing that occurs on the normal Sunday night out on the town. And who even goes out on a Sunday?”

“Clarissa,” you said referring to the girl who had dragged you out to that damn party.

“Well the point is, this isn’t exactly the most believable of stories.”

“You know my mom. She finds out the truth one way or the other. That woman is like Sherlock Holmes. Honesty is the best policy when it comes to her.”

“You got a point. I’ll see if maybe Mr. Stark can say something to her.”

“As if that’s gonna do something, she’ll kick his ass and mine.” you chuckled ruefully.

“We’ll burn that bridge when we get to it, for now let’s just focus on getting Mr. Stark to even see us.”

When you got off the bus you thought you were going to crazy. It was sensory overload with so many scents, sights, and feelings. A man was hurrying down the street and you were able to pull Peter out of the way before he could barrel into him. Consequently the feeling of Peter’s body brushing against yours felt… weird. You could feel the impact of every thread of fabric in your clothes as they pushed against your skin. The heat of his body slipped between the tiny holes in the fabric. You took a step away from him and continued to focus on the amount of pressure you were putting on his hand, and how fast you were walking.The two of you walked into Stark Tower, and Peter pulled you to the front desk where a woman sat. She looked very busy.

“Hi, I need to see Mr. Stark.” Peter announced.

“Do you have an appointment?” She questioned.

“No, but it’s an emergency. Tell him Peter Parker is here and it’s an emergency.” he instructed. You wondered if that would really help.

“Alright, take a seat and I’ll call your name if he wants to see you.”

Peter nodded and guided you over to the waiting area. You were preoccupied by the dust swirling about in elegant dances, as if they were gentle sprites above your head. Peter squeezed your hand as you sat down. You looked down at his hand, ignoring your own glove clad one, then met his eyes.

“He’ll see us, I know it,”  Peter had a type of determination in his eyes, the type of determination that made you believe he could really do anything. You let your head rest, carefully, on his shoulder. He let his cheek rest atop your head and the two of you just sat in silence waiting for someone to retrieve you. You watched people move about the lobby, and took to licking the fangs in your mouth. They were very sharp. A long time ago you read about a spider in Brazil whose fangs had traces of iron, copper and other metals, so it could bite through the exoskeletons of grasshoppers. You wondered if your fangs were anything like that, or was there just venom in them now, and if you were venomous how were you supposed to ever have your first kiss.Just as you were about to go down that rabbit hole of thought, you felt Peter stiffen.

“What do you want, kid? Don’t you have school?” Tony Stark called as he walked towards the two of you. Peter stood and lifted you up with him. You didn’t feel inclined to talk, honestly you were afraid you would spit venom at him or something. You knew there were spiders that could do that too.

“Mr. Stark we need your help,” Peter began.

“Who is this? Your girlfriend? Listen, I get you wanna impress the girl but-”

“She’s not my girlfriend, she’s my best friend. And she got bit by something and now she’s… weird.”

Tony paused in whatever he was going to say and really looked at you, “Well she was to pretty to be your girlfriend anyway. No offense, kid,” he sighed, he pursed his lips and thought for a moment more, “Alright come on, follow me.”

Tony began walking and you couldn’t help but to stare at this new human being. You assumed he looked rather well polished to that outside eye, but you could see the unkempt bits of him. The soot from small explosions under his nails, the small scars and callouses that had formed in the time that he had become Iron Man.

“Y/N, super strength,” Peter said quietly, you looked at him confused, then it made since. You quickly adjusted the pressure on his hand.

“Sorry.”

“It’s alright. I’m used to your roughing me up,” he smiled ruefully.

“What are you kids whispering about?” Tony asked as he held open the door to what appeared to be a private lab. You stepped in, feeling uninclined to answer his question.

“Nothing.” Peter assured.

“Uh huh. Tony closed and locked the door before flopping into a desk chair. Your eyes took to studying the gleaming metal about you. They were so very pretty, especially seeing them like this.

“Alright, what do you mean by weird?” Tony asked looking between the both of you.

“I move too fast,” you began, “And if I’m not careful I will crush anything in my hand.”

“Super speed, and strength. Spidey seems to have some faith in you though. You lovebirds haven’t stopped holding hands yet.”

“It comforts me in this time of stress,” you rolled your eyes. You were already exasperated by this entire situation.

“I like her,” Tony smiled, “come on, what’s the rest?”

“I smashed a glass in my hand and it didn’t cut me at all… so I would guess I’m a bit more impervious to cuts than the average human. My skin is also more sensitive… well all my senses are much more sensitive. And then there are these,” you bared your teeth to show him your canines, “They are bigger.”

“Alright, you got me, that qualifies as weird. Who knows you’re here?” Tony asked.

“Just us,” Peter filled in.

“You didn’t tell her mom.”

“It was kind of spare of the moment, and her mom is at work.”

“Does your mom even know there’s anything wrong with you?” Tony asked looking specifically at you for the answer.

“Yesterday I was practically on my deathbed, so she told me to stay home. “

“And then she went to work?!”

“I’m sorry Mr. Stark but all of us aren’t billionaires like you. We have to consistently go to work to keep afloat,” your tone was scathing.

“Alright, a feisty one,” he mumbled, “Listen, you are kids. I need to talk to parents before we can even consider research even if it’s just to tell a flimsy cover story.”

You laughed a little, “Oh you might just want to tell her, something bit me and now I’m weird, because if you lie and she finds out, she will put the fear of God into you.”

“If you say so, tike, but the fact of the matter is, you need parental permission.”

“Fine, why don’t you come for dinner tonight, Mr. Stark. And you can say what you will to my mother, and I can begin figuring out what is wrong with me,” you let go of Peter’s hand so you could put your own in a fist. Tony nodded to himself for a little bit, apparently thinking over his options.

“Deal. She is pushy, Parker, where did you find her?” Tony asked.

“I’m not pushy. I’m young and I got bitten by something and you are delaying my help.”

“…. You got a point. I do have one big concern right now and those are these,” he pointed to your teeth, “if you are venomous, Spiderling over there is gonna have a bad time-”

“I’m not her boyfriend.”

“Right, so your actual boyfriend is gonna have a bad time.” Tony amended, you didn’t feel the need to tell him you didn’t have a boyfriend at all. You were Peter Parker’s best friend for God’s sake. That meant you were 100% nerd, “FRIDAY, I’m gonna need you to analyze her pearly whites.”

“It would seem our subject is not venomous, but her teeth show traces of a diamond like mineral.”

“Huh… well looks like that is clear,” he mumbled to herself, “What time does your mom get home from work?” Tony asked looking at his watch.

“Around 5,” you answered.

“We’ll run some tests until four, and then I’ll give you kids a ride home, and I’ll talk to your mom. This is obviously something I can’t just ignore. How did you even get bitten?”

“… I was at a rave,” you said slowly, realizing just how ridiculous it all sounded as it came out of your mouth.

“Was it a good one?”

“Not gonna lie, it was fun as hell,” you said off handedly, then realized you were standing in front of a well respected billionaire, and scientist. The words “Fuck my life” shone in your head like big Vegas neons. Tony smirked and looked over to Peter with something akin to pride.
“I like her more than you,” he confessed.

“She is cooler than me,” Peter agreed.

~Mod Lillian

Part 3

Can’t Let Go - Part One

A/N: @runningmancompilations requested “a GD fic where the OC screws up badly and has to make up to him. you can decide the genre, i would prefer angst but it’s up to you.”  

I was going to do this as a one-shot but this part alone is over 5000 words so I’m splitting it into three.

This is as angsty as I can make it (which isn’t very, my stupid brain wants me to put jokes in everywhere but I restrained myself as best I could), so I hope it’s what you wanted!


It had never made sense - you and G-Dragon.  He was the king of his world, a fashion icon, rapper, songwriter…and you were just…you.  

When he first started showing interest in you, you resisted as long as possible.  What would Kwon Jiyong, someone who’d dated models and was friends with superstars like himself, want with you?  But he was persistent, and so adorably awkward, and never made you feel like you were less important or interesting than him.  So you gave in.

From the very beginning it was unlike any relationship you’d had before.  He couldn’t take you to dinner and a movie like a normal person, so you spent a lot of time at his apartment, watching tv, eating takeout - or cooking too-ambitious meals together which more often than not ended up with you both giving up in despair and eating ramen instead - and talking.

The first time he kissed you, at the end of your second date, you finally understood what people meant when they said the earth stood still. It felt like the whole world froze into place around you for that one perfect moment when his lips touched yours.

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I think. We might be over-analyzing Samurai Jack a bit right now? Like. The fandom is going a bit over the top.  And I have such a headache, which admittedly might be a little bit from the incredibly stressful weekend I just had, but scrolling through the Samurai Jack tag just now was not helpful whatsoever. I don’t understand where all the hate is coming from. 
But I need to get out everything that’s frustrating me when it comes to this.
First.
A student from Yale was slamming Samurai Jack for being homophobic (because of Scaramouche), sexist (Ashi, daughters of the Scotsman, etc) , and showing a wikipedia knowledge of what a Samurai is. I disagree. Does Naruto show what it’s really like to be a ninja? No. And there are more inaccurate depictions of Samurai across the media in both Western and the Anime/Manga world.
With how Ashi and the daughters of the Scotsman were portrayed. I thought the more important takeaway was how we have such a nice nuanced female character like Ashi, who has had a wonderful character arc this season.
Scaramouche. I. Don’t really see how this can be seen as homophobic at all. I was thinking he was more like a Jazz musician or something.  Like. Pretty sure that’s all there was to it.
As for last night’s episode.
(Obligatory Spoiler Warning.)
Jack and Ashi got together. I admit I had shipped them together for awhile cause I thought it was cute.
I wasn’t expecting such a volatile reaction on both sides from the internets.
The episode wasn’t everything I wanted. I admit that. I was hoping the Scotsman and his daughters would show up.
And maybe having more of a slow burn with Ashi would’ve been nice, saving it until the last episode.
But I thought this episode was super cute, and they were both adorable. And Ashi is shown to be a hell of a competent fighter. And that was awesome.
I get that people may have wanted Ashi to be lgbt. Or Jack. Or both of them. And I get the whole if there are two characters of opposite genders it doesn’t mean they have to have romantic feelings for each other.
But that wasn’t the direction the show went.
And I’m genuinely sorry if this upsets people.
But I think there’s been enough build up that this makes sense to me.
I don’t think that this is forced heteronormativity/heterosexuality. 
Ashi spent an entire episode on her own, learning about the world on her own, without Jack, even if she was searching for him. She met tons of people, and she came into her own, rejecting her mother’s teaching, and trying to move past her abuse. Maybe the power dynamics in their relationship are not completely equal, but I think effort has been made into putting them on the path of being more equal.
That’s all I’m really going to go into it.
Yes, we need more representation in our comics, cartoons, and movies.
But. This. Is a heroic Japanese Character who is portrayed in an incredibly positive manner. I think that’s great. And it came out in early 2000. That’s also awesome.
The gods who give Jack his magic sword? Egyptian, Nordic, and Hindu. Ra, Odin, and Vishnu.
Jack is contemplating suicide throughout Season 5, and he is stopped by Ashi, and he re-realizing his purpose. It was so tastefully, and understandably done in my opinion.
Samurai Jack is such a stress reliever. I don’t let myself relax much because of college, and it’s been wonderful for me.
In sum. Everyone, on both sides of this stupid jashi/anti-jashi split needs to CHILL THE FUCK OUT AND LOVE EACH OTHER GODDAMNIT. Apologies are probably needed on both sides. I myself am going to apologize for my own bias in defending Jashi.
You’re making me sad about my favorite show, and I don’t wanna deal with the internet for about a week now.

anonymous asked:

idk i like ur meta keep doing u ( cont 3 )

people need to look at what is happening in the LENSE OF THE WORLD. yes, media influences our world and perception of social issues, but when we’re analyzing clarke as a character, that shouldn’t be relevant. in the world of the show, she isn’t trying to assert her dominance over an indigenous culture. she realizes that she’s the only person who can assume a role that is needed ( every group of people need a leader regardless ). and frankly, when it comes to saving everyone, (cont 1)

if an offbase religion ( taking tech and seeing it as spiritual ) is preventing a group of people to survive, then i think i would work within the perimeters to try to save them as well. it’s temporary. not to mention, becca had her pull the lever in the COL based on that she would have the chip to combat the issue. she was already seen as commander since that ep. also if there’s a war, not only are lives at stake, but the actual bunker itself. ( cont 2 )

thanks. (I had to reverse your asks because you forgot to click anon on the first and I think you meant to.) So first, thanks. 

I was actually going to say what you just said in one of my answers, but deleted it because I was getting a little ranty. 

The truth is that we SHOULD be looking at stories and the media for how they exhibit or portray our world, how cultural biases show up in the stories we tell and such. It can tell us a lot about our world. And our selves.

But when trying to understand the story that is happening WITHIN the world on screen, it’s better if we remove the social context, and look purely at the narrative. I mean, if we’re analyzing the effect of the show on the real world, then without a doubt that’s the place for it, but if we’re trying to make sense of the narrative and the characters, we need to look at what the story itself is saying is happening. 

I’m also not sure why everyone is talking about the sanctity of grounder culture and the grounder religion when a few months ago they were all talking about how it was bullshit and terrible. What’s changed? 

anonymous asked:

please please do a long ramble about the baking video, I want to hear all your opinions!!

Sorry this took so long! I’m crap at writing these things up on time. But yes of course, I definitely needed to do one for baking. Because damn…what a video. To quote my earlier post, it was beautiful strange domestic-y sexual goodness. Truly the epitome of Dan and Phil. And I enjoyed every last second of it.

As I discussed in that post I was quite shocked to see it on DINOF. You can read my immediate reaction (here) and my questioning of what that could possibly mean for their channels. I’ll probably still be over-analyzing that for a while.  

I had a few people message to say that they liked how he was showing a different side to himself on DINOF. And I have to agree, I am really enjoying this change. The persona has been slowly fading in the last year. A little less danisnotonfire and a lot more Dan Howell. As I’ve talked about in the past, I do believe DINOF and Dan are one and the same except just way hyper-focused on specific traits of his personality (the sarcasm, self-deprecation, existentialism, etc). That is very clearly the defining aspect of his channel. However, like many others, I’ve also been hoping for him to branch out and show a bit more of himself. Those who do not closely follow his live shows, social media, DAPG, or see his presence on Phil’s channel know such a narrow view of him. It's actually almost strange to imagine the somewhat skewed impression the causal audience must have. They don’t get to experience some of the very best parts of who he is in my opinion. But now perhaps that is slowly changing. Especially considering the last 3 main channel videos. If I didn’t know otherwise I would automatically assume they were on AmazingPhil. It’s kind of weird to look at (this) post of mine from last March and see that Dan does seem to have relaxed a little bit from then. The difference in content on each channel is starting to seem far less clear-cut and defined. But the change is still such a new thing and may also be due to the current focus on the book/tour, so I am very very interested to see if the trend will continue.

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nine months

F A/N: Yesterday I received a prompt for a fic about nine months of pregnancy in the RivaMika household with a vignette for each month, so I tried (and therefore no one should criticize me). I’ve never written vignettes before, so I’m sorry if my understanding of it is a little skewed and it turns out they’re not vignettes at all. 

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Side eyeing everything

Okay guys, this is definitely a reach. But I have to throw this out there, and feel free to tell me your thoughts on this because Idk if my brain has just been soaking in delusional juice for too long or not. 

We’ve all seen the article about Norman and Emily “dating”, yes? If not, here ya go.  

While the headline is (most likely) fake, why has it taken so long for anyone other than fans to notice how close they are? I’m surprised magazines and tabloids didn’t jump on this last year during SDCC. They even used a picture of that event in the article, and of course, Beth and Daryl shots as well. Why did Us Weekly all of a sudden publish an article about these two? I personally think it’s a publicity move, but for what? 

To promote Emily’s album? That’s not until August or even September. 

To promote Norman? I really don’t think he needs any promoting tbh, he plays the most popular character on one of the most popular shows on TV. 

BUT.

SDCC is in 3 WEEKS. And we get our first preview of season 6 then. 

Do you see where I’m going with this??

Hi :-)

I’m 18– and a half.
I’m the girl who is best friends with a guitar and writes songs about everything and everyone that happens to me. Names included. ;-)
Class of 2008.
In my spare time, I like to conduct random baking experiments in my kitchen and write letters to people.
I really love people who like my music. They’re number 1 on my favorite things list.
I’m not a big deal. At all.
I love people who are nice to me, I’ve never been one to say things like “All you people think you know me, well you don’t”.
Because I’m not that complicated. My complications come out in my songs. All you need to do to be my friend is like me.
My middle name is Alison.
And I’m extremely tall. Like, I’m that really tall person that is blocking your view at a concert. On behalf of all of us, we’re sorry.
My ideal outfit is a sun dress and cowboy boots.
I love surprises and hardwood floors.
I like people who are excitable. I think it’s endearing when people cry when they’re happy. I’m pretty excitable too.
I’ve never been the kind of girl who needs a boyfriend. Plus, guys don’t ask me out because they know I’ll write songs about them.
But I’m also the girl who still believes prince charming exists somewhere out there– fully equipped with great hair and an immature sense of humor.
I wear too many bracelets and I can’t concentrate on the conversation if the TV’s on.
I grew up on a Christmas tree farm. Seriously.
I’m fascinated by black and white pictures, I have them hung up everywhere.
I like people who can be sarcastic and laugh about tense situations.
I never assume someone’s not being honest with me.
I like to read up on weird medical problems, so if one of my friends ever complains of a headache or stomach ache, I’m probably going to spout off 12 different things that could be wrong with them. Because I’m way paranoid.
I think Keri Russell and Ellen DeGeneres are the coolest celebrities ever.
I don’t like making decisions when I don’t have to. So right now my toenails are painted 5 different colors.
I will never straighten my hair to impress a guy ever again.
There’s never going to be a time when I’m annoyed by compliments
about my music.
I need everything to be organized. All the time.
I think little kids are awesome.
I’m a thinker and an over-analyzer. I’m not jaded.
I’m a fan of fans. You are absolutely wonderful to me. I’ve got your back, just like you’ve had mine. To anyone who has gone out and bought my CD, or come to a show, or even turned my song up when it came on the radio, all I can say is thank you.
Oh yeah.. My name’s Taylor.

—  Taylor’s Myspace bio, 2008
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did someone else notices how korra leaves naga behind in the south pole when she return to republic city without telling no one? i mean it’s heartbreaking when you realize what she did

animals companions are a subtitle but essential part of the identity of the avatar as far as we can tell. Since wan and mula until aang and appa,these animals always have a strong bonds with those avatars to the point that they assisted and followed them in their journey to balance the world until their death in where they also followed them (take fang for example), not to mention that they sometimes represent characteristics or simbolisms of their owners

mula and wan were the conection and harmony that can be accomplish between the spirit and human world, and appa meant to aang one of the only connections that he still had with his almost extinct culture. They both represent parts of what their avatars were for the world or themselves and well…the fact that korra consciously leaves naga is like she is abandoning her old personality, her goals as avatar and more importatly, one of the only links with avatar’s past lives that remains after her battle with vaatu

and i mean, i know that it’s the whole point of this last season but even then, it shows other way in how korra is truly alone and lost now.

Some of the people hating on Fuller House really need to chill out. If you didn’t like Full House, you’re 99.9% not going to like Fuller House. If you thought Full House was corny & cheesy, you’re going to think Fuller House is corny & cheesy. Yeah, it’s pretty much just a gender swapped version of Full House but I’m not sure why some people are so angry and/or surprised by that? I’m pretty sure we all knew that going in, it’s not like they hid that fact while advertising the show. Do they make a shit ton of references and re-do a lot of the same jokes/sayings that are in Full House? You bet they do! But if that fills you with more feelings of hate than nostalgia then you probably need a little more joy in your life to begin with.

I found that a few of the negative reviews were from fans of Full House that had high expectations going in & were disappointed (though I find that happens often)…

But most of the negative comments seem to be coming from people who hated Full House but decided that they needed to watch 10 minutes of the 1st episode just to slam it. Or from people who equally hated Full House but for some reason thought Fuller House was going to something completely different…??

I’ve been a fan of Full House since as long as I can remember. I’ve probably watched every episode at least 50 times (or more, who really knows at this point). I know that sounds crazy, but I’m not even kidding you. I’ve been so excited waiting for this revival & it did not disappoint. Were there some moments that felt “off” or that I didn’t care for? Of course, as with anything. But overall, I felt they did a fantastic job filling my love for nostalgia while also making it their own.

With all that said, if you haven’t watched Fuller House yet & plan to, here’s what you need to remember:
• Whether you hated or loved Full House, don’t go into Fuller House expecting some completely different, critically acclaimed show. Don’t go in with over expectations, don’t over analyze it & just enjoy it for what it’s worth.

It’s a cheesy, heart-warming, feel good show, just like the original & I think that’s all anyone could ask.

  • Cedric: *makes a statue come to life, spawns physically objects randomly all the time, makes a MINIATURE FREAKING SUN PURELY ON ACCIDENT after freezing an entire village, creates a tree that's scientifically impossible, can change people's species and age and other features, conjured an entire forest with real living monkeys, builds an entire house out of nothing, is able to use spells even if he doesn't use the words or can't pronounce them quite right or can't maintain the right posture or has a messed up wand*
  • Cedric: I absolutely need this one specific jewel in order to have the power to take over Enchancia

I watch a lot of tv shows such as doctor who, supernatural, sherlock, teen wolf, revolution, the big bang theory, how I met your mother, new girl etc. Mainly the big fandom tv shows I guess. But no matter what tv show it is big or small you cannot go into the tags without someone complaining about the representation of races, genders, or sexualities in said show. I understand that some shows have an actual problem with the way the portray races, sexualities and gender, but they’re are so few of those. It’s a fucking tv show stop over analyzing it. Not every show is going to please everyone, so if you don’t like how they portray a group of people don’t fucking watch it. It’s not a bad show because of your opinion.

tl;dr tumblr needs to stop over analyzing everything, not every show has to have every minority ever in it, shut the fuck up.

Pick A Guy - 5SOS Imagine

Requested: not really

Content Warning: I don’t think so

Word Count: 558

Author: Emi:3

Note: for all you fam out there who can’t decide which lane they’re on. You are not alone. I’m torn. And nothing’s fine :D

They fight over you

“She’s not gonna go out with you, Michael.”

“How do you know that though? Do you have proof? A valid argument?” He asked, challenging Luke.

“Yeah. She won’t date you because you’re Michael.” Luke retaliates back, making Michael scoff.

“Y/N’s not gonna date you either, Luke. You’re too soft and sweet for her.” Calum laughed. “What she needs, is a strong, sturdy man. Like me.”

Ashton and Michael rolled their eyes and huffed. “Fuck you, Calum.” Ashton told him. “Y/N’s not into arrogant guys. Like you.”

“Oh and you have a better chance with Y/N?” Calum asked him.

Ashton proudly stuck up his chest and grinned, “As a matter of fact, yes. Her horoscope is compatible with mine.”

“So is mine!” Luke called him out.

“Those aren’t fucking real. Not everything in the horoscopes turns out true. Complete bullshit.” Michael told them, slightly raising his voice.

Ashton stood up from his chair and pointed his finger at his band mates, with a determined expression on his face. “Y/N’s mine.”

“No. She’s mine.” Calum stood up next.

Luke told them both off, standing up as well. “She’s not a thing you can possess. Y/N’s a person.” He said. “And she’ll go out with me.”

“For fuck’s sake. She likes me more!” Michael stood up and faced his best friends.

“What do you like about her the most then?” Ashton asked all of them. “I like how she laughs and sees the positive side on everything. And how she over analyzes things before deciding on something.”

Calum went next. “I like how Y/N’s not bothered about a lot of things. She just does not give a fuck on irrelevant shit. And i know she’s strong but i like how she shows her soft side to me as well.”

Then it was Luke’s turn. “Well, I love how she’s always making every single person she meets smile. I see how their days are made when she brings her joy to them. And I like how she puts other people’s needs before hers. I like how I can be protective towards her.”

Michael shook his head at them all. “You’re completely missing the point. Sure she does all that. But I like it even more when she’s happy. Just seeing her on top of her world is making me happy. And it’s contagious. I also like how she’s so talented and hardworking and way out of our league but that just makes us want to try harder and be the best.”

“Y/N’s obviously perfect for me!”

“Now you listen here!”

“No you listen!”

“Shut the fuck up!”

“GODAMMIT!”

John laughed beside you as you massaged your temples with your fingers.

“I think Michael is winning that argument.” John told you as you both heard their voices still debating and arguing in the other room.

“It’s so stupid. They’re such boys. I swear.” You groaned.

“Well, they’ve been on tour for so long. They get entertained over every little thing.” He said, still chuckling as he listened to the four’s argument.

You raised your brows at him. “So I’m the entertainment?”

John ignored the look you gave him and smiled. “Leave them be, Y/N. They’ll come to terms with a solution soon.”

“A solution?”

He nodded. “I’d go with Michael, if I were you.”

“John!”

-yeah if anyone didn’t catch that, that was Feldy. If you don’t know who he is, then Google can help you with that. Anyway, hope u guys like this one and send in your requests! Also if you’re a writer (amateur or not) and you have nothing better to do and would like to help out on the blog, feel free to message us. We really need. You guys rock! -Emi :3

Requests are open!!

You know what my favorite thing about CS is? (Okay, my current favorite thing; it changes CONSTANTLY.)

EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT.

Big moments like the Kiss that Broke Tumblr or the Echo Cave or the hottest first aid in the history of the world. And the tiny, blink and you miss them glances, secret (and not so secret) smiles and moments of silent support.

Because LBR, Emma and Hook have been beaten down by life and love before. Neither of them trusts easily. Neither of them forgives readily once wronged. They have long memories and those wounds fester and eat them up…until they are around each other. Then, it’s not so bad, it's bearable, because they can look into each other’s eyes and see a kindred spirit; someone who has seen the things they’ve seen and fought back. They make each other want to be the person they truly want to be, rather than the person they believe they are.

So no, they’re never going to be the gooey “I will always find you” couple like Snowing. It’s almost certainly going to be underrated and certainly less…public? If that makes sense. They already communicate so well without saying actual words and I'n sure that will continue. The words we all want to hear will come, just not in a way we expect (although we love trying!) Right now, they way they look at one another tells us what we need to know. This isn’t us being crazy with the over analyzation. This is actual legit stuff, otherwise they wouldn’t waste precious minutes repeatedly showing Hook’s reaction to things. Or have Emma constantly look to Killian for silent support. Those moments don’t have to be there. But they are. And they are there for a reason.

Everything is important for the greatest love story to happen on the show. 

Nothing's fine, I'm torn (part 19)

Part 19 is here. I like this chapter, it’s very emotionally expressed (I think idk about you guys lol)
As always I hope you all enjoy this chapter. ALSO WARNING, there’s yet again some smut but hardly any detail, if you feel uncomfortable reading it, then skip it. It’s not long anyway. You’ll eventually start liking smut sooner or later. So don’t message me asking why there was smut and blah blah I don’t care. Be grown up about it. For those who don’t mind, I hope you like it. Thank you all so so so so much ❤

Y/N’s POV

“Here’s some tea.” Liam says carrying out a tray from the kitchen. I’ve been a crying mess, like usual, ever since Harry walked away. Knowing that I finally opened up to him but he just simply walked away, it hurts. Does this mean Harry’s done with me? He wanted to know, he insisted and persisted only to walk away from me.

I sit knees up to my chest on my couch as I take the mug from Liam’s hand muttering a silent thank you.
I take a small sip of the hot liquid as it cascades down my throat and soothes the aftermath of my sobbing. Liam takes a seat next to me, sitting crossed legged on the couch. He’s been comforting me this whole time and I cannot thank him enough for being my sanity.

“Do you think Harry’s going to avoid me forever now?” I ask lowly, my eyes darting from the floor to Liam’s brown eyes. His expression is sincere and sympathetic.

“I’m not going to sugar coat anything love. By Harold’s reaction, it was a lot for him to take in. He looked baffled, really taken aback. It may take some time for him to process it, but forever? No babe I don’t think so. You both have too much of a strong bond,” he playfully punches my shoulder.

Though his words are echoing in my mind, part of me can’t help but think that this is it, my friendship with Harry is over. All that I have avoided happened.
“So what do you advice I do?” I look at him through my eyelashes. I want to run after him and explain to him everything that has happened.

I don’t want him to leave Kendall for me, if he ever did feel the same way for me, I want it to be in time. She can’t make him happy, she doesn’t make him happy.. Not like I could.

“Give it some time babe. He’ll come around.” He says softly half smiling.

He motions me to scoot over to him. I do as he says and wrap my arms around his torso and rest my head on his chest. The thumping of his heart increases as it travels through my ears. Sudden panic rushes through me. I lift my head and turn my head up to face him. This isn’t helping Liam’s feelings either..

“I’m sorry Liam, I wasn’t thinking-” I say truthfully.

“It’s fine.” He says assuringly with a small smile.

I skeptically put my head back on his chest as his hand runs up and down my arm. I hope his words from a few minutes are go are true and Harry doesn’t ignore completely. I wouldn’t be able to handle it.

“I love you Harry,” I murmur into his ear. My small hands hold onto his arms as he swiftly moves in and out of me, making love to me like I desired. He kisses my neck with his full lips, swiping his tongue over and over again.

“I love you Y/N, so much baby.. Oh fuck,” he groans as he quickens his pace just a little. My fingernails rake up and down his back, leaving marks along their trail.
I press my fingers at the bottom of his spine pulling him in, feeling all of him as I unravel in this sweet passionate love making.

“Harry,” I whimper. His hands move from my waist to my hips, gripping them, his fingers digging into my skin so deliciously.

“Wake up, Y/N,” he whispers into my ear. What?

“Y/N wake up!!!” His voice raises. Suddenly I’m startled, Liam’s hand is on my arm as he shook me awake.

I rub my eyes with both of my hands, lifting my head up from his chest.
“What happened?” I asked confused. Moments ago I was with Harry and he was.. Oh, fuck that was just a dream. It felt so real though. I felt his hands roam my body and his lips attached to mine. I have ever only
been with one person before, but I have never wanted to be with a man like I want to be with Harry.

“We fell asleep love, for like an hour or so.” He says sleepily yawning. I space myself from Liam’s hold. I’m still a little bit dozed off from my slumber and my very erotic dream.

“Do you want to go home?” I ask. He’s spend almost his whole day here trying to comfort me and my crying fiasco.

“Depends if you want me to go home?” He asks speculatively.

“No it’s not that I want you to leave it’s just that you must be exhausted having to deal with me,” I try to be as forward with him as possible.

“You’ve had yet another long day. You need to rest, and I don’t want to be bothersome.” He says putting his shoes on and standing up. I bite my lip and nod, accompanying him to the front door.

“For the record, you are never bothersome, Liam.” I lean up to leave a small kiss on his cheek. When I pull back, I see that beautiful smile of his plastered on his face. His cheeks turned into a deep red and I nearly giggle at adorable the gesture is.
He kisses my forehead, and then turns to walk away.
I close the door behind me. Now I have to not think about Harry and him avoiding me or it may actually kill me.

Harry’s POV

Ever since I got back from Y/N’s house, I can’t stop pacing back and forth. This shit has been on my mind for hours and I still can’t process that all of this was because she loves me.
Luckily Kendall wasn’t home when I got here because I literally let out a frustrated, loud yell. It felt like good therapy which I completely did need.
I’m sure she’s satisfied by our unruly activities this morning.

Am I really starting to feel something for Y/N? Or is this just a small thought?
Every time I look at her, the way her eyes glow and her bright smile shines, it drives me crazy. I know my best friend is beautiful, and I know for a fact I never told her enough just how much she is. She was right when she said that if she were to tell me what was going on it would change a lot, but not everything. I still care about her and even more now.
And it fucking irks me at how Liam stayed there, it makes my blood boil at how much he’s around her, but he’s my band mate and my best mate. I know Liam’s a good guy, he wouldn’t hurt Y/N, he’s been there for her. He’s helped her stay strong from all the shit I have put her through that I didn’t realize I was doing for being so ignorant. Maybe he’s the better choice for her… Or not. I have no damn clue.

I can’t avoid her forever, and I have to apologize for being a jerk and walking away. The way her pained eyes look at me as I said I had to go.. I can’t forgive myself for that, or for all that she has gone through this whole time. She’s been hurting like hell and I was being too fucking oblivious, like always. Way to go Harry, you are a fuck up.
I sit on my bed, thinking and thinking this over. I like Kendall, I really do. But Y/N, she’s.. She’s made me feel something for her too. Her sweet voice, how my name falls from her lips. Those same lips that mine have touched and caressed.
Suddenly my phone vibrates indicating that I have a new message. It’s from Y/N,

“Can we please talk? Don’t avoid me Harry, it’s already killing me enough that you walked away. I need you to hear me out. Please..”

I read the message a few more times, analyzing her text. Even the way she’s typed it shows just how much she’s broken, and I am the cause of that, all because I didn’t pick up her signals. I need to talk to her, I have to.

I think it’s evident at the way she makes me feel that there’s no reason to deny that I really may have fallen for Y/N, but I still like Kendall, she’s my girlfriend over all. And now, I’m stuck in this fucked up love triangle between very two important women in my life. I need to sort my shit out, but it’s clear to me that I have developed some sort of feelings for Y/N, as more than my best friend.

Grunkle Stan?

Okay, I know my blog isn’t the best, but I haven’t seen anyone else mention this?

So in one of the promo pictures for the latest episode of Gravity Falls there are lots of details that I’m sure weren’t put there for nothing, right? We all know how Mr. Hirsch does that.

This picture:

Top left corner you can kind of see that it says New Jersey, right? What would he do there? Did he live there? Why did he move to the literal opposite side of the nation? Why would he need to do that?

The picture gives no indication of “Stan” actually ever being there because it says “ NO MATCHES FOUND”

But what about Mr. Hirsch? Remember all of those hints he gives us even through his twitter.

So could this mean something? I actually went and googled this place. 

I couldn’t find anything for the full title on the card in Alex Hirsch’s photo, but it’s some type of attraction there.

So, what’s his relation there? Is there any relation there? Or am I over analyzing it like I should be for my project instead of a show that won’t return until this summer?

It’s probably the latter but hey. I just kinda wanted to give my two cents to the fandom.

Watched the episode "Zuko Alone" Comments on character development.

While this episode is really interesting of course for getting us involved in Zuko’s character development, and sparking our curiosity about what happened to Ursa and her story ark, I also noticed some subtle attempts by the writers to develop Firelord Ozai.

Overall I was disappointed ATLA just had the stereotypical evil dictator villain that frankly we’ve all seen before.  However he scene where Azulon ordered Ozai to kill Zuko is really interesting because we get to see that even though he’s a dick dad, his dad was also a dick to him, and he’s really just copying what he very likely had growing up.  It’s a cycle.  The dude actually tells his kid, “You have to kill one of your own family, just because I don’t like you.”  If that’s not evidence of emotional abuse I don’t know what is.  And Ozai was ready to do it, maybe because he was just evil, but more likely because he’d been brainwashed by years of being under his own evil dad.  The constant need to impress and gain approval is just like what we see in Zuko.  It’s the subtle things in this show that make it worth watching.  Who knows, maybe the writer’s didn’t even do this on purpose.

I think if the show had simply explored this aspect of Ozai’s character a little deeper (if they’d even intended it to be there at all, or maybe I’m just over-analyzing every detail) I think the show would have gone from being great to being excellent because then the villain would have been something other than a cliche.  Frankly, this is why I think that Korra will always be better than ATLA, the villains are actually developed.

But alas, a show that’s 20 episodes/season long and is chock full of animal jokes and some episodes that frankly are irrelevant to the plot didn’t have time to develop the villain when they already had the tools, story elements, and cast of characters do do so.  This is my only critique.