i really don't want to be disappointed like i was by the last season

nell411  asked:

I don't remember which blog you posted about this on, but on one of your blogs you mentioned a theory that it was actually Jeremiah that encouraged Kara to hide her powers and act normal not Eliza. Having just finished season 1 again, seeing the references to the past and what I remember of season 2, since I've only rewatched the first 2 episodes so far, I can totally see how that would make sense and if you ever post the details of that theory I would read the shit out it.

I think I mentioned it here at some point? Maybe. I have talked about it with @ultranos​ and with @motorcyclegirlfriends​ a couple of times.

It’s not really a *theory* in that I think it is the One True Way to read the family dynamics, it’s just … an interpretation of canon that nobody’s really considered that is both interesting and frighteningly easy to spin into a plausible headcanon.


The starting point is Alex.

Namely, it’s the fact that Alex is not a reliable narrator when it comes to any member of her immediate family.

She admits repeatedly in S1 that her own insecurities and jealousy toward Kara colored her perception of their relationship for years. She spent the better part of a decade inaccurately reading her relationship with Eliza, again because her insecurities clouded her judgment.

So, if Alex wasn’t seeing Kara or Eliza clearly for all those years, why should we expect her assessment of Jeremiah to be accurate, either?

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anonymous asked:

I've noticed the romantic vibes simmered down a little this episode (I could be wrong!). It doesn't mean Jonsa won't happen, but realistically, with only two seasons left and Jon leaving Winterfell soon, if they don't make Jonsa a little more "out there" or make their intentions known, what are the chances of Jonsa happening? At this point I'm heavily accepting that nothing might happen between them, just as long as the Starks stay together and be happy. But I can't see them with anyone else!

Then we were watching two very different episodes, Anonny, because I’ve been here jumping up and down with my shipper hat, goggles and fuzzy shipper boa scarf on. 

It was never going to be super out there, like public declarations of love or anything like that. Instead for them, it’s always been about being a team and being each other’s support. Even when they’re fighting, they’re communicating and being honest with one another. They don’t hold back because they know they can trust each other. What other relationship on this show has that level of trust and respect? There’s always a power dynamic, but with Jon and Sansa, they’re on equal ground. She even pokes fun at him about being king:

“You are my sister, but I am king now.”

“Will you start wearing a crown?”

Because to her, he’s simply Jon and she’s only looking out for him. She doesn’t want him to make the same mistakes Ned and Robb made.

There’s also a reason the writers have Sansa bring up Joffrey. Remember this scene in Season 1?

“When you’re old enough, I’ll make you a match with someone who is worthy of you. Someone who is brave and gentle and strong.” 

“ I don’t want someone brave and gentle and strong. I want him.”

Now in Season 7, we get this gem:

“Do you think I’m Joffrey?”

“You’re as far from Joffrey as anyone I’ve ever met.”

And we all know Jon is as brave, gentle and honourable as a man can get in Westeros. He is quintessentially the man Ned would have wanted to pair with Sansa. This is important and not a throwaway comment from the writers. 

Not to mention, last season we had a plethora of Jon looking fondly at Sansa, but this season, already in episode 1, we have Sansa doing the same. 

“You’re good at this, you know.”

“At what?”

“At ruling.”

"No.”

"You are…”

The way she reassures, her eyes soften and you can see how truly, deeply she believes in her words, and how much she needs Jon to know that. She is as in awe of him as he was of her in Season 6. And I personally have never seen Sansa look at anyone with this much affection in the past six seasons. 

Look at her!

She loves him. She really does love him, and this is the season where her love begins to transcend platonic feelings if it hasn’t started already. 

I’d also like to add this from my review since I’m too lazy to rewrite it: 

What I find interesting is that after Jon and Sansa’s scene, they cut straight away to Jaime and Cersei. Two pair of (sort of) siblings and yet two vastly different relationships. The placement of these two scenes is no coincidence. The two relationships act as literary foils for one another. Both are fighting and arguing, but in contrast, Jaime and Cersei are clearly on very different paths from one another. There’s wariness, disbelief, and disappointment in the way Jaime looks at Cersei; and she is so consumed with her grief, anger, power, she can’t see that he is questioning her very right to be on the throne. They are shot as two opposing figures circling each other with lots of space in between them. On the other hand, Jon and Sansa were shot close together, always within inches from another, with dimmer lighting, and more physicality (ie. Sansa touching his arm to assure him and let him know she may argue but she is on his side).

So I hope that makes you feel better about this episode, Anonny. Jonsa is still very much a viable candidate for endgame (if not the only one ;D). 

maulieber  asked:

What do our dear siths order at Starbucks? What does the barista think of them?

i’m just listening to this on repeat

vader: iced green tea latte. as long as the barista doesn’t screw up his simple order, they are safe. besides the penchant for force-choking, he’s not that bad.

sidious: buys the bottled drinks then comes up to the counter and complains that they messed up his order

maul: dark roast, perhaps with a protein box if he’s hungry. he’s quiet and tips well, so the baristas kinda like him.

savage: his order changes all the time. he just really likes to try all the different flavors. sometimes he takes a long-ass time to decide, but most of the time he is a decent customer.

asajj: espresso, or caffe mocha if she feels like it. soy milk please. her interactions with jackass customers (ordering a milk just to dump it on some jerk) entertain the baristas.

dooku: royal english breakfast tea. he’s kinda snooty and judgmental if you mess up his order. but he tips well… hmm.

kylo: salted caramel mocha frappuccino. he’s okay until he starts trying to order it out of season. 

nihilus: handcrafted sodas in summer, hot chocolate in winter. never complains. most baristas get used to how terrifying he is and actually grow to like him.

grievous: iced white tea. how does he drink it?…. nobody asks. last person who did went mysteriously missing.

inquisitor: skinny vanilla latte. if you dare to ruin his order he will chastise you like a disappointed father. please sir i didn’t mean to

lana: caffe americano. she’s always patient, as long as the barista isn’t a jerk (in which case, they better fucking run). everyone loves her.

So, Prison Break will be back in a matter of hours.

And to a lot of you, that may mean nothing. 

But it means a hell of a lot to me.

Prison Break first aired when I was fourteen. I don’t remember much about the night itself, but what I do remember is kicking up a real fuss when my brothers outvoted me on the choice of programming, the two of them commandeering the TV remote and forcing me to watch the pilot of this new prison show instead of the episode of House that I had apparently very much wanted to watch at the time. After that night, though, House certainly never took precedence in my schedule ever again, because I had fallen hard for Prison Break in a way that I never had with a show before (or since), my soul already eagerly sold to it before the credits were even rolling on the first episode. 

For the next four years of my life, it was my obsession, my joy, my greatest love, the one thing I could talk endlessly about (particularly any part related to MiSa, my OTP of all OTPs), and the mere thought of which would always make me happy. It led me to my first fan forum, to amazing friends (who I am still in touch with to this day), and also brought me into the world of fanfiction, which in itself became (and remains) a hugely important part of my life. 

As it went on, the show not only taught me life lessons like sacrifice and making difficult decisions and taking responsibility for your actions; it also taught me about myself, and what I wanted and valued and believed. And, as with any show that truly pulls you in, the characters were always far more than just actors spouting lines– they were like family to me, and I celebrated and struggled and grieved with them through four incredible and traumatising seasons. I genuinely cried more tears for them and their pain than I ever did over anything else in my own (obviously very fortunate and privileged) life. 

The same year that Prison Break ended, I graduated high school and was accepted into medical school, a career that I had chosen for several very good reasons, not the least of which was because my still-forming teenage self had looked at Dr Sara Tancredi and had seen exactly the kind of woman I wanted to grow up to be. About five years after that, I was freshly graduated as a doctor, and finally got the chance to meet Went, Dom, and Sarah at my first Comic Con, and was able to thank them in person for the beautiful thing that they had helped create, and which– in Sarah’s case in particular, of course– had helped to create me. 

Today, I’m exactly a month shy of my twenty-sixth birthday, and have been a doctor for almost two and a half years, having even worked briefly in the prison system during that time, among many other things. I may not have the posters hanging on my wall anymore, and the cardboard box full of memorabilia and carefully folded cranes might be tucked away in a closet out of sight, but even still, this show has never left me. It’s in the “Be the change you want to see in the world” ring that I’ve worn every day for the last nine years. It’s in the tiny origami flower that has been tattooed on the back of my left ear since I was nineteen. It’s in the crane that was tattooed on my left wrist two years ago in Chicago, with those same old forum friends beside me, all coming together for the first time in our ten-year friendship to visit the city and the prison that had been the setting for the story that had brought us into each other’s lives. But even more than the marks on my skin, its mark is still inside me, a permanent building block in the foundation of who I am. 

In the last eight years, there’s only one thing about this show that I’ve always regretted, one thing that I have literally wished (on shooting stars, four-leaf clovers, birthday cakes, 11:11, dandelions– you name it, I’ve wished on it) that I could change. Of course, I know that happy endings don’t always exist; that reality is hard and cruel and whatever, so supposedly TV should be too. But that never stopped me from wishing that there could have been just one more happy ending out there to give to this story.

Then, about two years ago, something happened. Stars– both astronomical and celebrity– aligned. Whispers like ‘reboot’ and ‘season 5′ floated around, and then suddenly, startlingly, my dream had started looking like a possibility. A possibility that eventually turned into a miraculous definite, the confirmation followed by months of filming and promoting that I promptly did my very best to ignore or hide from, because I was convinced that if I thought about it too much– let myself hope too much– it would somehow all disappear again; would revert to being merely an elaborate fantasy that I’d concocted in my head, a silly fangirl’s headcanon to rectify her OTP’s heartbreak as well as her own.

But tonight, it’s all becoming real. Tonight, for the first time in eight years, I will turn on my TV and see my character-family again; will experience that old feeling afresh. And though there’s certainly always the chance that the new season will somehow be a disappointment, or will only add more pain, it’s a chance I’m so very willing to take.  

A chance that I’m so, so grateful even exists.

So, if you can, tune in tonight (9/8c on Fox). Even if you’ve never watched before, even if you think that frankly I’m probably just overhyping it and it’s actually nowhere near as great as I claim. Do it anyway, and show the network and showrunners that what they have done means something to the viewers out there– to the people like me, who got far more from this show than just a fascinating story, who might have been a very different person today if they’d managed to wrestle the TV remote off of their brothers on that one night a dozen years ago. And who knows; a success for Prison Break now, like with The X-Files and Gilmore Girls before it, could mean reboots– and therefore justice– for even more beloved shows down the line, and even more opportunities for other fans to re-experience the things that helped to shape them into who they are.

And, well, this moment may have been eight long years in the making– but whatever happens, it was worth it.

Teaser Cards

@markrosewater recently answered an ask about teaser cards in sets and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. What I’m referring to as a teaser card is a card the makes reference to something that’s in the pipeline but which hasn’t been printed yet. It’s a card (or cards) that will come in a later set or block.

I believe there’s a right and a wrong way to do these. Read on to see how Wizards blew it in the past and find out if Hour of Devastation will repeat the failure or deliver on the promise.

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il-legible  asked:

Second ask, because I didn't want to lengthen the other one I sent with a compliment + request. Could I request something for Hanzo based on his voice line, "A gift... For you!"? He sounds so aggressive, and I imagine him hyping himself up a lot, to finally give his s/o a present, but it startles her for a bit and just ends with... fluff.

My greatest fear is to hear this coupled with “RYUU GA WAGA TEKI WO KURAU”. Because that’s simultaneously hilarious and terrifying.  

This is just something silly because the image wouldn’t leave my head. 


Gift-Giving (Drabble)

Genji had the pleasure of witnessing his brother do the awkward dance of romantic gestures. No, it wasn’t the one where he stood in a store for hours at a time trying to decide on the perfect gift only to leave and harass the next shop, neither was it the strange back and forth in his mind about whether the gift he has procured was appropriate for the length of your relationship. No. Hanzo was (unfortunately and fortunately) beyond that hilarious stage.

Now, it was the dance he was doing for the past hour–deciding the best way to present it to you and the finishing words that should accompany it to sweep you off your feet in some grandiose gesture of affection. Genji doesn’t think he’s heard this many cheesy lines (or cringe-inducing ones) since he was still a fully-bodied human. At the rate Hanzo was going, he was might as well just consult Genji on the matter, but the man seemed far too busy wearing a large hole in the floor of the common area to consider it. Genji really wanted to give his older brother advice, but the prospect of seeing his older brother struggle with something was too precious to pass up. 

Ana, sitting beside him with near perfect poise, also showed no sign of moving anytime soon either, determined to watch this like a soap opera’s season finale, sipping her tea so slowly that the cup must’ve gone cold long ago.

“Do you think it’ll happen today?” he asks her. Ana smiles into her cup. 

“It’d better,” she says, “I’m not getting any younger, you know.”

“Perhaps we should help?”

“No, no. Don’t help, just watch.” 

Genji doesn’t know when or why Ana was so invested in his brother, but she seems very determined to see this through. Unfortunately, it was clear that Hanzo was making no progress on presenting you your first ever gift when he leaves the room, neatly wrapped present in hand. Ana makes a exclamation of disappointment (”Unbelievable, habibi!”) at the loss of her entertainment, leaning back and sinking into the comforts of the couch. Genji sighs. There’s always tomorrow. He’s almost ready to give up and get back to his training when you walk into the room. 

“Hey Genji, Ana! What’s u–”

SSHWITHUNK

Genji almost slips amidst a fountain of tea that suddenly coats the table in his haste to try and snatch the sudden arrow out of the air. He misses (he blames the tea) and the arrow plants itself firmly into the wall next to your head, the nearly wrapped present dangling from it. 

The whole room is dead silent.

You stand there, frozen, the passing of apparent danger still hasn’t made itself known. 

That idiot.’ Genji knew that his brother wouldn’t miss, but even he knew better than to shoot an arrow at the object of his affections. (Genji conveniently forgets that he has done similar things with love notes and shurikens in his youth). He can only hope his brother realizes just how unacceptable that is and is kicking himself for it. 

Habibi, it looks like that’s yours,” says Ana, wiping up the last of her projectile drink from the table with a spare towel. 

You slowly turn your attention toward the tiny parcel that hangs innocently from the front of the arrow. Genji can see that you’re still shocked, and he wishes his brother will get here soon so he can deck him on your behalf (and to ease his own second-hand embarrassment).

Hanzo slips in through the window, and Genji is irrationally upset to see that his brother doesn’t seem repentant in the slightest–just out of breath from having climbed up and down his perch.

You untie it gingerly, and reveal a small pocket watch, the clock face caged by a twist and wave of metal flowers. Practical, but elegant. Ana is excited, laughing softly behind her hand. You turn to Hanzo, raising the watch in question. 

“This is…?”

“A gift…for you!” As if that’ll excuse what just transpired. 

“I think a better gift is in order,” Genji says loudly, crossing his arms. All three occupants of the room look at him, but he just gives a meaningful nod at you. You wink at him, and Genji takes a special amount of pride when he sees Hanzo frown out of the corner of his eyes. 

You cross the room in a few quick strides until you’re right outside the perimeter of Hanzo’s space. He stares at you, and you at him until you lean in real quick to plant a kiss on the corner of his mouth. “Thanks.” 

Genji’s second-hand embarrassment is easily compensated for when brother disappears out the window, and he laughs outright when he sees that you’re red in the face, too.

Discussing the intersection of expectations, culture, and narrative structure when it comes to suspension of disbelief and perceived narrative quality (using Kuroshitsuji and Sherlock season 4 as examples)

The title makes this sound kind of smart but in reality this is another really really long and totally incoherent ramble that accomplishes nothing it’s just something I thought was interesting and wanted to rant about. I’m sorry. One day I’ll go back to writing clever text posts I just don’t know when that day will come.

TL;DR: I thought of what it would be like to describe the 2ct becoming canon to someone who’s never heard of it and it sent me on this long spiral of thought where I concluded that the cleverness of a plot twist can be weighted on toooootally different criteria depending on who you ask.

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anonymous asked:

I really wanted to trust the writers to develop Bellarke this season. But I can't. They had so many opportunities but they threw them out the window for Niylah. Where are they going with Bellarke? Don't know and possibly nowhere. I am so disappointed and tired. They are wasting Bob's and Eliza's chemistry. Bellarke was ripe for development this season, they started so close together. But maybe it was all a trick to get Bellarke fans hooked, and now I fear they won't make Bellarke happen. Sad!

Hello nonny!

It’s almost 24 hours later and some of us are still a bit frustrated about the newest episode, at least Bellarke-wise.

I cannot deny that I am one of them. The trailer really seemed to me as if we could get a Hakeldama 2.0 but seeing it, it fell flat. Not that their scene wasn’t good (like you said, Eliza’s and Bob’s chemistry is phenomenal!). It even offered a huge, or rather more explicit revelation in terms of Clarke’s feelings about Bellamy (romantic or not) in that she cannot lose of sacrifice him at all costs.

No, it was the QUIETNESS of the scene. I think many of us expected an outburst of emotions similar to Hakeldama (me included). They had their feelings bottled up to a point where they were exploding at each other with anger and by shouting their arguments in hurt and pain. Afterwards, they had a moment of rawness, some time to consider what had happened and a bit more to reconcile.

This time however, they were pretty calm. No shouting, no anger. Only raw emotion. And no moment of verbalized reconciliation. These kind of scenes and moments can be quite meaningful but for us, it felt like something was missing in comparison.

Maybe that’s where a part of the frustration stems from.

 

For Bellarke development this season, we started quite good in my opinion. And yes, there were some opportunities where they could have sealed the deal but they didn’t. Because the writers play it long term. And it involves that those two idiots in love need to realize, to accept and to act on it. But life is a bitch and the world is ending, so that might have to wait a bit. They are simply to busy with being responsible leaders.

Still, they develop. As individuals, as partners and soon, everything will fall into place. This season? I am still holding out for it. Next season? Absolutely! (unless the Writers are some hidden dungeon masters who like to torture us further)

I would even dare to say that similar to the bunker scene, the Bellarke development in season 4 is far quieter now, nuanced even, and takes place in their individual headspaces in contrast to season 3.

So please, trust me, believe me and don’t lose hope yet when I say that Bellarke will happen. There might be times when things get frustrating but this ship is still on course.

Therefore, don’t fear Niylah or see her as a threat in any way. The relationship that Niylah and Clarke have is that of friends with benefits as stated in 4x6 “We Will Rise”.

We know that Clarke seeks people out for more intimate moments whenever she feels the need for being comforted, by people she trusts in one way or another.

With Bellamy imprisoned, with being responsible for that situation and for feeling guilty, she needed a safe space which Niylah provided in that moment as being an almost non-judgemental person. And a bit of cuddling haven’t hurt anybody yet. ;)

 

Maybe this helps you a bit nonny.

For me, it certainly did. Thanks to your ask, you gave me the chance and some time to reflect on last night’s episode a bit better. :)

anonymous asked:

Oswald's past relationship with Ed ( and Jim ) would change inevitably his personality and how he approaches people. I don't think he wants to have friends in his life anymore, meanwhile Ivy wanted this from Os last season. It's sad because they were a cute team.

This is something that has been weighing heavily on my mind since last night. It’s like Oswald isn’t allowed to have a single friend. It’s true that he’s trying to shut down the part of himself that wants friendship and love but I’m not really buying it. That scene of him talking to frozen!Ed was proof enough of that. There’s literally tears in his eyes as he’s asking which of them is frozen.

I think he’s trying hard to convince himself that he doesn’t need anyone because of how badly things turned out the last time he opened his heart to someone. Like you said, not just Ed, but Jim too. Oswald really did think of Jim as his friend in season 1. It was obvious from his genuine excitement whenever he saw Jim. 

But in return, Jim treated him like crap and even left him in Arkham where he was tortured for a crime that Jim committed. 

The friendship between Ivy and Oswald was so important because she came into his life at a point when he didn’t have anyone. She literally saved his life and then offered him her friendship. It was Ivy who told him about Freeze and Firefly. Without her persuasion, Bridgit probably wouldn’t have been convinced to join Oswald. Sometimes I think of how depressing 3b would have been if Oswald didn’t have Ivy and it is just sooooo sad. When even Gabe, who we thought was the only person truly loyal to Oswald, totally fucked him over and wanted to auction him off to the highest bidder, it was Ivy who saved him. So in one way, she came in at the perfect time, right when Oswald really needed someone whose intentions were genuine friendship. She was like a beacon of hope. But in another way, the timing was all wrong because Oswald had just learned the lesson that if you let people in, you become vulnerable. He was totally blindsided by Ed’s betrayal. When all those things were going horrible wrong, he didn’t once consider that Ed could be behind it. Because of this, Oswald and Ivy’s friendship has been kind of one-sided from the beginning. She’s always been really good to him and just wanted a friend. He’s sort of just tolerated her. But even despite this, he really needs her because she’s someone who really cared about him. 


After seeing what happened last episode, I was a little bit disappointed but I didn’t think it was that big of a deal. Oswald had been rude to her so she wanted to hurt him in return. She’s still a child so this makes sense. But now it seems like this is something that’s going to continue until she’s driven away. That really makes me sad. This was such a good partnership and I liked knowing that there was one person in the city who genuinely cared about Oswald. And I was hoping that he would eventually start being more kind to her when he realized her intentions were pure. But it seems like the writers just won’t let him have that. I don’t even understand why. It’s not like having Ivy as a friend would suddenly stop Oswald from becoming a villain. I guess I understand that they want her to join the Sirens. I’m really not opposed to that but I just wish they would have done it in another way. Ivy could have even been like “I’m bored so I’m going to go work with the girls now, bye!”. Oswald probably wouldn’t even object to that since he’s been treating her like she’s getting in the way. 

Maybe I’m being particularly pessimistic today but I feel like everyone is going to leave Oswald. Ivy is being driven away. Victor Fries and Bridgit Pike have been MIA. But even when they return, things might go sour. From Cory’s fire-related puns, I wouldn’t be surprised if Bridgit had something to do with Ed’s escape. Victor also returns in the same episode that Ed escapes so there’s a possibility he has something to do with it (this possibility is one that will throw me into a 10 000 year depression so I really hope it isn’t true). 

So then we have Victor Zsasz. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Zsasz. He was one of the highlights of 4x01 and he’s on the cast list for the next few episodes so I’m sure we’ll be seeing much more of him. He’s doing a great job of enforcing Oswald’s licensing of crime. But when it comes down to it, Zsasz is a gun for hire. He moves on to whoever seems most powerful. He’s gone back and forth between working for Oswald and Falcone so many times that it really wouldn’t surprise me if it happened again. I wouldn’t even hold that against him. 


But like I said… who does that leave? Apparently, Jerome Valeska. I think it’s cool that they’re partnering up. Jerome is one of my favorite characters. This might come as a bit of a surprise to some of you since I don’t really post stuff about him. But he really is one of my faves. And I loooove Cameron Monaghan. Do I think he’s going to make Oswald more powerful? Do I think he’s going to be a useful partner? Do I think the interactions between these two characters are going to be incredibly entertaining? Yes to all of these. But that doesn’t mean he’s going to be a friend to Oswald. It just isn’t part of his character. He’s never going to genuinely care about him beyond how it serves himself. There’s also the fact that Robin said he comes in when Oswald realizes he can’t do everything alone. How does he come to that realization? Uhh, probably because everyone else has left him by that point. Oh, and for the people speculating that Jerome is going to be a love interest, come on guys. Seriously? That is not going to happen. Why would you even want it to?


Like I said at the beginning, apparently Oswald just isn’t allowed to have a single friend. At this point I’ve accepted that they’re never going to let him have a boyfriend in the show, but can he at least have a friend??? Like is that really too much to ask for? One friend ,,, just one…

anonymous asked:

I just read that you thought boatsex is not going to be as explicit as Missandei and Grey Worm's sex, I would be really disappointed if this happens, I believe that it can be romantic and explicit at the same time. It would be so unfair that they've spent so much screen time in irrelevant sex scenes and the one time we all want to watch a really explicit sex scene they won't do it. I don't think D&D will do it pg-13 though I think they know what the public wants.

Look anon, I’m not talking about what I want, I’m talking about what I predict. Emilia and Kit are much bigger actors than they were in season 1. Emilia’s contract doesn’t require her to do stuff like that anymore. Her nude scene last season was voluntary, her choice, because she felt it was about strength and not sexual objectification. I just have my doubts that we will get old school GoT softcore content from Kit and Emilia.

Do I wish we would? Of course. But I’m not setting myself up for disappointment. After all, the scene is going to be constantly interrupted by cuts to the wedding so it’s never going to be able to gain the momentum that the Grey Worm and Missandei scene had. I’m just trying to keep my expectations in check to keep myself from getting too upset is all. Trying to be realistic. 

Thoughts on SW:TFA

I saw a lot of Rey/o and anti Rey/o before I ever watched the movies. I liked Rey, and given what I knew about Ky/o I was never gonna ship them, but based on the passion in the Rey/o ships, I assumed when I got to see the movie that I would at least understand why people did. I mean, there had to be more than fighting and mind invasion and torture for people to ship this, right?

Then I watched the movie and… I’m honestly baffled.

On his side, I can kinda sorta see it - if you look back to Anakin and his obsession (how it comes off to me, anyway) with Padme, and you take into account that Ky/o is supposed to be a lot like Anakin/Vader according to his parents, then it’s not inconceivable to see him as the kind of guy who’d obsess over someone he doesn’t actually know. Attractions for him would be that she’s clearly very Force sensitive, she’s strong, she’s pretty, she’s obviously on the side of good and so it would do him no harm in the grand scheme of things (with Snoke) to win her over; the very fact she resists him, the fact Luke’s lightsaber chose her over him (either that or she was stronger than him)… I could totally see him developing an obsession for her, even falling in love with her. Not hard to see.

On her side, though? I didn’t see anything in her reaction to him except for fear, anger, disgust, horror, more fear, pain… She does her best to kill him in the forest, not knowing he is capable of stopping a blaster. Then he binds her (invisibly, but as far as Rey is concerned, he might as well have wrapped her in chains), and she looks terrified, then he knocks her out. Next thing she knows, she’s bound, and he’s attempting to soften her up and appear sympathetic when she is clamped to a chair.

He invades her mind in what is clearly a rape parallel, and during this she looks scared, in pain, and like she’s trying to resist what’s happening but is helpless. The only time she looks anything other in his presence is when she manages to boot him out of her brain, and she realises 1) she can resist, on some level and 2) she has some kind of weapon that she doesn’t understand or know how to use, but which is clearly powerful on some level and might help her. First chance she gets, using this new power, she removes herself from his custody.

Next time she sees him, he’s with someone she looks up to, who’s becoming a father figure to her. Han is reaching out to him, offering him hope and help and the chance at redemption. And he kills that father figure in front of her, and she cries out in horror and pain.

Last time she sees him, she isn’t expecting it; she’s scared. On what looks like instinct, she tries to step in front of Finn. Ky/o blasts her into the air with the Force, knocks her into a tree, knocks her out. When she regains consciousness, her concern is for Finn - she appears distraught that he’s harmed. There is a battle of wills with Ky/o for the lightsaber, which she wins (jury’s out on whether that means she’s a Skywalker or in some other way a worthy heir to the saber, or is just stronger than him), and she attacks. She has no training, she has no idea what she’s doing or how, but she attacks him.

He almost has her - he’s the one who hesitates as he tries to entice her with the idea of training her, with the notion of the Force. She doesn’t really know what he’s offering - not how Luke knew what was being offered when Vader tries to tempt him to the Dark. She’s seen Ky/o’s actions, so her reaction is based on how she perceives him. And her reaction is to breathe, to centre herself, to find the Force he’s inadvertently reminded her she has at her disposal, and to beat his ass into the ground.

When faced with the decision of a killing blow (and bearing in mind that at this point, as far as I remember, she’s killed maybe one faceless storm trooper? She’s a young woman who hasn’t dealt with this kind of violence until the last few days), she hesitates, the ground between them crumples, and the choice is taken from her. There may be a moment here… is she regretting she didn’t kill him when she had the chance? Is she relieved she didn’t have to make that decision? It’s not clear. But then she’s running back to Finn, to her friend, to hold him and be with him, expecting to die with him (and being concerned for his welfare when they get rescued - there’s no indication she cares they’ve left Ky/o on a disintegrating planet).

So yeah. If people wanna say Ky/o loves (or at least is obsessed with - he doesn’t know her, so I don’t see how he can love her. I don’t think rummaging around uninvited and unwelcome in her brain counts, tbh) Rey, then so be it. I can see the rationale there, and it even makes sense given the way Vader, to whom he is explicitly likened, acted around Padme. Being attracted to/obsessed with someone who is powerful but different, feeling that pull to the light he mentions (albeit one he evidently has no plans to follow), all this makes sense.

Rey being in love with or even vaguely attracted to him? That interpretation baffles me. I thought there MUST be something, given how much fandom loves this ship. I was looking for something, anything. All I saw was fear, horror, anger, terror, pain, fury by turns.

Now I’ll be honest, I don’t think there was any way I was ever going to ship these two. To get me on board with an enemies-to-lovers ship, to make me believe that, would generally take the kind of screen time that not even long movies get. If you have a couple of TV seasons to grow it, then sure, I might get there. What will probably amount to less than ten hours of screen time? I doubt it. And these two, let’s be real, start off about as antagonistic as you can get. Enemies, torturer and victim, fight to the death until the planet starts to give way, murder of father figure, rape parallel… these are some big hurdles to jump.

That said, I thought I’d be able to see why it had attracted so much love, so much passion. And honestly? I really, really don’t. Based on this movie, if this ship is endgame, I would be both baffled and disappointed.

I’m not actually expecting replies and I’m not actually interested in debating this, which is why I only tagged it with anti tags and haven’t used his name or the ship name in full in the body of the post. I realise that doesn’t mean I won’t get people who want to debate it with me, but just… don’t be surprised if my reaction to that is “eh.” I mostly wrote this because I couldn’t get it out of my head ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

A Long Rant About Race To The Edge And All That Comes With Watching This Clusterfuck Of A Show

The title says it all and if you don’t want to read me complain about RTTE then keep scrolling and move on nothing to see here because I honestly never complain about the show but lemme tell ya this is long overdue.
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Ok so I watched RTTE in 2015 (damn that seems so long ago) because yey we’re getting new content until HTTYD3 and yey the gang again, and characters and dragons and Hiccstrid and just more things to see and learn about this amazing franchise that I fell in love with. That helped me through depression and a really shitty period and just made me really happy.

And then I kept on watching it because season 1 was ok and then season 2 was amazing because Viggo and pulling Hiccup around like a puppet and violence and him actually having to think to beat his opponent and yeah nice job Dreamworks. And then season 3 came and not as good as season 2 but it can pass and season 4 was a clusterfuck of what the hell what the fuck is this for real and Hiccstrid was cute but it’s not my OTP and yeah I liked the fact that Hiccup actually acknowledged the fact that Astrid is ALIVE but for the love of God no.

Season 5…yeah this is just getting out of hand.

The thing is, I LIKE watching the show, enjoying those moments when they do something right, like Snotlout still being a little shit but giving Hiccup advice about romance (?) and Tuff being sweet and a good brother and Ruff comforting him with looking at the map they bought and showing that Astrid actually has a bond with Stormfly and giving her a moment when she’s vulnerable and I love Ruff so much because she comes and puts a hand on her shoulder and says yeah we all get dust in our eyes or something close to that and Fishlegs being a badass and seeing Alvin again made my day because I miss that lunatic so much sometimes and his methods of extracting information are pure gold and God.

This show has/had moments that are/were brilliant and fucking amazing and then they are simply sometimes forgotten because you can’t see them over the poor characterization and bad writing and just the writers not giving a fuck. I love what the Edge was supposed to be but that’s just not what it came out to be in the end. It was supposed to be this wild place where they talk and study DRAGONS (MIND YOU THE SHOW HAS THE WORD IN ITS NAME AND WE SOMEHOW SEE THEM TREATED AS NOTHING BUT FREAKING HORSES) and seeing Hiccup and Toothless become who they are in HTTYD2 and see this amazing and comfortable relationship between Hiccup and Astrid that is mature and loving and supportive and understanding and see how Fish and Snot started fighting over Ruff, how Berk started to grow, see STOICK AND HICCUP TALK FOR FUCKS SAKE GIVE THEM A SCENE WHERE THEY ARE ACTUALLY ON THE SAME ISLAND, see all the things that forged the flighty and insecure Hiccup that is so afraid of becoming chief. I like Princess Outpost because he’s fun to make fun of but I miss my stammering idiot a lot more than I like Princess Outpost.

And I’ll watch season 6 because hell, I’ve already watched all the ones before it, what do I have to lose? I guess what I’m trying to say is the show started out great (well maybe that’s a strong word but I’m tired and want to sleep and I’m writing this on my phone and the grammar is probably shit but I’m not going to check it so fuck it but I need to do this now or I’ll chicken out) and when the show does something right it really is amazing and for a split second you feel that rush that makes you think yeah that is why I love this franchise so much. And certain moments make me fall in love with the HTTYD universe all over again but then I just get disappointed and blah.

Season 5 had great moments (very SHORT moments) but every episode was a big meh because it didn’t keep me at the edge of my seat like idk Maces and Talons did or make me love Dagur in Enemy Of My Enemy or filler episodes like Astrid’s Team or Total Nightmare or the fucking dynamic between Astrid and Tuff in Edge Of Disaster. So yeah, I’m okay with watching it because Tuff will say something and make me laugh, and so will Snot and Fish and once every blue moon Astrid and Ruff will be granted a moment to be badass and do something that just for a second resembles their characters and Hiccup won’t be a jackass for three seconds and I’ll see Stoick and Gobber and my heart will swell with love because they are my babies. I’ll watch it but to me RTTE feels like The Last Airbender in the Avatar fandom. It’s just something that you are not proud of and it doesn’t make you feel anything other than I huge MEH.

To all those who enjoy watching it please keep watching it and keep on fangirling and keep on screaming how much you love it and for the love of God write as many posts about how much you loved watching it and how you’re sad that it’s coming to an end as you want. I’m begging you to do that.

I’ll probably reblog gifs of the show because hey it still has beautiful animation and good moments and it makes this wait for HTTYD3 at least pass a little faster as I wait for it to drop already and make me feel rejuvenated and finally see the characters treated the way they should be.

Until then,
@e–wills can I join your Salty Grandma club or whatever it’s called? I can’t drink and I probably won’t write how salty I am but I can reblog the hell out of it.

anonymous asked:

I think it's funny how last year many people were matteo stans over here but now it's like you don't, isn't it?

yikes 

well, i can only speak for myself (maybe for pau too bc we’re twins but that’s pointless) when i say i’m not going to stan him when his actions are questionable. and this is more a rant than anything so sorry lmao

last season we saw matteo grow as character, we saw him go from this “fresa” guy who flirted away with luna when he was dating ámbar and full of himself into this wonderful, thoughtful guy who loves and cares for his friends, but we also saw how he struggled for a bit mid part 2 of the season which was actually v good bc y’know, changes aren’t sudden and you do mess up along the way wether you realize it or not. 

rn with his situation it’s mixed feelings for me, because while i understand where he’s coming from, and why he thinks what he’s doing is the best thing to protect luna’s and his feelings, i also think all of this could’ve been avoided if he would just tell her the truth and figure it out together since their relationship involves them both, and it’s selfish of him to make decisions without asking her first how she feels about it. and yeh, maybe luna would never give him up, and fight until he’s away bc yes, that’s luna 100%, but that’d be her choice, and if it brings her heartache at least she’d know it’s on her. 

with his dad,,,, i haven’t seen those leaked clips, but i can already tell he’s a strict parent, who i’m sure wants what he think is best for his son and wants to forge his path to what his standars of best are, which i do get bc my dad is basically the same, so matteo clearly needs to learn how to say no to him, and stand his ground on what he actually wants (what, btw, he doesn’t seem to have super clear as now besides loving luna) and that can be scary af, esp if you’ve never done it before, so i’d understand if he does mess up in that when the time comes. the important thing is that he, at the end, actually learns from those mistakes and fixes them if he can. 

but anywayyyy, overall i just think we need to be objective and try and see both perspectives as cold headed as we can, bc they are 16-17 years old; sometimes you need to make mistakes to learn from them and y’know, grow up. i’m a bit older than that and i’m still making them, so really it’s actually pretty realistic that they’re making them too.

honestly it’s only the beginning, ¼ of the season so far, let’s give them time to develop for good or bad, to redempt themselves, to be stupid or be smart, and hope they don’t disappoint in the end. 

anonymous asked:

Thanks for the review of 7x06! I have a few points - First, I know people are disappointed with D&D, but aren't we still under the impression that the endgame is what GRRM has set? So as ridiculous as this show has been, surely GRRM won't end it ridiculously? So why are fans scared? Second, I'm still trying to understand whether the lack of clarity between Jon and Dany is on purpose or accidental based on mismatched chemistry or poor acting/directing choices. I don't know what I'd prefer tbh lol

Yeah, it’s been confirmed by both GRRM and D&D that the show will end in more or less the same place as the books. I think some people worry that D&D are planning to overrule that ending or change it for their own purposes so much that it ends up unrecognizable? Which I suppose is fair, considering how dramatic the drop in quality of the show has been ever since season five, which is when they first left the books behind. On the other hand, I personally doubt that they’re going to mess with the ending too much - I suspect that they’ve actually been hitting a lot of the same plot points that GRRM will eventually give us in the books, and these storylines just seem ridiculous because D&D haven’t bothered/been able to show the logical progression of events that actually caused them. (And cutting the Aegon storyline has made a huge mess of Dany’s arc.) Though I’m admittedly racking my brain to think of how even GRRM could make this wight hunt seem logical…

Look, if you figure out what’s going on with Jon and Dany, make sure to tell me first, because I would also like to know. I don’t think it’s just poor acting, because while Harington and Clarke aren’t the show’s strongest performers, they’ve both successfully portrayed romances in previous seasons; a lack of chemistry is admittedly not something the showrunners could have planned for, but these things can usually be at least partly assuaged by smart directing and editing choices. But in my opinion, the way their relationship has been filmed has actually contributed to the weirdness of their scenes together, so I’m guessing that whatever is going on, it’s deliberate.

One explanation might just be that the showrunners want this framed as an epic, tragic romance that’s been doomed from the start for whatever reasons. Not understanding something is stressful, and when viewers are stressed they tend to expect the worst. So by keeping that thread of doubt and tension in all of their scenes together, the show might be prepping us to expect something dramatic to happen by the end of the romance, whatever that thing may be. Jon is definitely a very troubled, unemotive character with a lot of more-or-less earned repression going on, so it could be that his hard to read expressions are just showing us that he himself has ambiguous feelings over his desire for Dany; the odd staging of their scenes might similarly be a way to show Jon’s anxiety over the relationship and doubt that any romance he enters could ever last.

So, that’s one possible interpretation. The other is, of course, the ‘undercover lover’ theory. I’m not positive yet which one I think is more likely; I’ll have to wait until episode seven to decide for sure. But at the moment, I’m mostly just confused, because the lack of clarity is really quite strange - especially if this is being set up as the show’s endgame ship, tragic or not.

anonymous asked:

Anon here :) I'm super disappointed by this episode. Don't get me started on Eileen's death! Like, how they wrote Crowley? Crowley = rat? (speaks volumes about what they think about this character). Crowley working with the bmol = ?? (why would he do that?). And "Castiel is the Winchester's love slave" like ugh! (Crowley likes to mock, but he isn't derogatory in my opinion). On a greater spectrum, what exactly is Crowley's "great plan" with imprisoning Lucifer and working with the bmol?

Hey anon from earlier here. I’m sorry about my little rant about last night’s episode. I just wanted to tell you how much I love reading your blog (and your fics - they’re brilliant!). It was actually your blog that introduced me to meta and symbolism in supernatural, so thank you for that. Reading about it has now become such a big part for me of enjoying the show. Thank you for answering to my little rant, if you choose to.

Hi, thank you for all that, I’m happy you like my blog and my fics. :)

And, yeah. Seriously, the things that annoy me the most in stories are bad writing, inconsistencies and characters not being themselves, and this episode just had it all. As you say, Crowley working with the BMoL to such an extent makes no sense at all - not because Crowley’s a cinnamon roll (although, it’s been a while since he’s been anything else) but because strategically he’s got nothing to gain from it. And, as long as today is wank day, Lucifer creating a Nephilim - that’s not much better. That thing’s gonna be ten times as powerful as he is, right? So that would mean that, in terms of Big Bosses who can flatten cities and control everything, the Nephilim would come first, Lucifer second, Heaven probably third, and Crowley fourth? Maybe? 

(Since Chuck and Amara have left for good, I mean, not that that’s a plot hole or anything.)

In my opinion, that kid made sense in one of two scenarios - either Lucifer had gone full fuck this shit up nihilist, and whatever, or he so desperately wanted some affection and belonging he was ready to take this huge risk to get it. But apparently there was some squabbling in the writers’ room or something, because if the Nephilim started out that way, now it’s become something Lucifer wants to control and use? To do what? And can he do that? Uhm.

And what about the BMoL? What the hell do they want? For a secret organization with centuries of hunting experience, the way they’ve acted over the past few months make no sense at all. Why did they send over three operatives to convert an entire continent of hunters? Why did they call Toni back if they agree with her methods? Why didn’t they bug the Bunker from the start? Why didn’t they use their electoshock therapy on Sam and Dean themselves instead of wasting whiskey and resources on them? How can Mary be the best they have? Like, I know she grew up in the life, but really? The woman’s been dead for thirty years, and the BMoL have a whole academy where they literally kill kids who aren’t good enough, so…? And how is it that they suddenly have everyone’s addresses and phone numbers? Why don’t they use Hellhounds all the time - why don’t they breed their own - if they can control them? And also, seriously, enough with British villains and Nazi names - seems to me there’s enough this just in shit going on in the world at the moment - time to update your bad guys, maybe?

As for those ‘cosmic consequences’, this is me waiting to hear what’s going on there -

I mean - I feel bad about being so negative because, on the whole, I’ve really liked this season and I love these characters and whatever else, but episodes like this really make me question that Dabb knows where he’s going, because they’ve had some superb ‘mini stories’ this season, but the big picture’s stuff’s been really shaky. Some of the writers are doing all they can to fix the plot holes and internal inconsistencies, but today I sort of feel like I need to take stock of the situation. I always lowkey enjoyed this story, but over the last year, it’s taken up much of my free time, and in moments like this, I can’t help but remember that famous post about how liking this show is like being in an abusive relationship - I’m sure you know the one. I think I mentioned this before, but I came back to the show, randomly, at the beginning of S10, and seriously, that whole Styne mess, and the way Charlie was killed, came this close to making me quit for good - then they managed to drag me back in with S11, but if this season finale doesn’t deliver on some good storytelling and proof that they know what they’re doing and are not just fucking with us, I think I’m done. They need us more than we need them, after all.

Shadow Hunters, Malec and what I consider the biggest issues

So for some time I and some of the TW meta group have been watching Shadowhunters and discussing/ranting about it. It’s been interesting enough to garner interest and rants and continued viewership, mostly to delight in the things that are going on which are nonsense and also appreciating the Malec story (and ranting about it)

I will admit I have not read any other the source material for a number of reasons *couch*plagiarismfanficscandal*cough* and the writing being meh at best, so I’ll keep to what the show has been telling us and maybe the wiki if something had to be looked up.

Keep reading

So, I made a post last night that I still stand by but I just want to say a few things.

Firstly, yes I am sad/angry that Jemma wasn’t able to break out Fitz (even if it was just a little) but okay I understand that AoS isn’t “that kind of show”

However, you can’t tell me that it hasn’t gone there before. The only reason Jemma got off of Maveth was because Fitz never gave up on her. His love really did save her there, even if it perhaps wasn’t as direct as Jemma legit begging him to remember while saying she loved him. 

But I could probably push a lot of that disappointment aside if I had any indication that the show would handle their healing process in a decent way. I, however, do not have that. And that is where my real problem lies. 

Shield has a pretty terrible history of dealing with the aftermath of trauma. We all remember how Jemma’s PTSD just went away after a couple of episodes and a lot of healing that Fitz did after his injury was skipped over in the time hop from season 2 to 3. 

Not to mention, Fitzsimmons has a terrible history of leaving things unsaid. We still have never gotten a conversation between them about why Jemma left for Hydra in season 2. We had a brief moment this season where Jemma told Fitz to stop sacrificing himself for her but that is just skimming the surface of that conversation. And now we have all of this. 

My point was that, if Fitz had been able to break out even a little bit in the framework, if he couldn’t hurt Jemma, if anything had changed, it would have helped with the healing process a lot.

Right now, Fitz is coming out of the framework being the only one who didn’t fight against AIDA’s world in some way. We all know Fitz has always struggled with his worth as a person and what do you think the fact that he couldn’t break away from AIDA will do to that? It will be devastating. They took away his compassion which is a center point of Fitz’s character and he’s got no reason to believe that “The Doctor” doesn’t actually exist somewhere inside of him.

And the fact of the matter is, this issue is going to be one of those things that is swept away, tucked under the rug, and left to magically work itself out over the break that will happen between seasons 4 and 5. There is simply no time for any sort of real healing between now and the end of the season. 

I will be shocked beyond belief if we get them back together next week which means we’ll have to wait till the final for any sort of conversation between them about them. And who do we know is showing up in the final? Robbie.

Don’t get me wrong, i’m excited to see him back, I really enjoyed Robbie. But we all know that his return is going to take up a ton of screen time thus cutting even more into any sort of FS confrontation.Just like his story line took precedence in the first part of the season, it will again here.

So that is basically my biggest grievance with how Fitz was handled in the framework. Having Radcliffe just shove him through was probably the most damaging thing he could have done at that point and I simply don’t see any way that this isn’t one of the issues that AoS just sweeps away and doesn’t deal with. I would love to see the writers prove me wrong here, but given this show’s past history with these things and the basically 90 mins let they have in this season, I don’t see it happening. 

anonymous asked:

Hi, did you already watch the final episode of Servamp? What are your thoughts about the episode? Also do you think there will be another season? Love your blog ❤️

I did! Oh anon, where to start… I was all confused, nervous, uneasy, reluctant, disappointed and squeeing at the same time(?) haha umm… they just really pulled a bullshit ending :’D
To me they just destroyed the characters too much through the whole season. Leaving the comedic parts out really affected the characters and relationships in general… I feel the Lust pair, Envy pair & Pride pair were completely neglected. And what Tsubaki did at the end was just too damn ridiculous, what was the purpose of attacking the people on town? The anime made Tsubaki look like a manic villain with all that katana rain thing, when all he was trying to do was rescue his sub-class (and killing his siblings but details). To me it was disappointing how they changed Lilac for Sakuya in their last scene together; Huh, wasn’t Tsubaki trying to rescue Lilac? Where on earth did he leave Lilac, where is he now?? In the manga he only leaves the hotel because Higan tells him to run and take Lilac with him; and the reason he “sets free” the rest of his sub-classes was because he was clearly thinking on getting on rampage or about to make some intense stuff for his next move and he didn’t want to involve his sub-classes anymore. But no, in the anime it just looks like he was set free and found peace with… Mahiru’s…. hug ???? brothat’sgay it was so weird and out of character even though the scene was more or less the same ?? Ah, and the flashback thing? Confussing af.

There’s just too many unanswered questions… first of all they never even mentioned the Jinn, but we had Lawless throwing up all that mist at the end for like five minutes… I also have no idea of the purpose of Mikuni going to the hotel ??… Why did Mahiru’s weapon turn into a key? Aren’t they taking Tsubaki’s “looking for the key” goal too literally?…….

Sigh~ Ah, but I did enjoy some parts you know? Licht holding Hedgy!Hyde in his arms and protecting him was too sweeeeeet </3333 I’m sorry but OTP feels. No really, that was probably the best part for me…. One of my headcanons for the end of the arc was Licht holding Hyde and not letting anyone touch him, not even doctors when they take them to the hospital :’) He won’t let his angel mouse be touched by anyone, not after what just happened.

Eh… Ok I got carried away(?)
Where was I…? Ah yeah, the final ep sucks. But the Greed pair rules all and makes my life better, yes? (´▽`;)

Hahah thanks for your message and comments ♥

EDIT: Oops, forgot to answer to the last question…. Eh, well… a second season seems unlikely but they did hint on the Alicein arc a few times… But even if they do announce a second season, it’s probably gonna be all made up OTL

anonymous asked:

I know you're a Ned/Cat shipper but what's your opinion on Ned/Ashara because since 6x10, I've seen a lot more about Ned and Ashara. So many people seem willing to bend over backwards to claim that Ashara was 'the love of his life' and he wasn't 'in' love with Cat but he literally never ever thinks about her. I can imagine eighteen year old Ned had a crush on her but I really can't see more than that (+ I think people who say he doesn't love Cat are people who don't like her because of Jon)

Hey nonnie! Oh gosh, this will take a while. Do you have popcorn? Get popcorn.

I think Ned/Ashara never existed. I don’t ship it. I don’t ship Cat with anyone but Ned either. I don’t want to and I never will. Since Ashara’s character was mostly a blank slate, everyone has their own theories about her and so do I. In my opinion, she was the female counterpart of Brandon Stark. If she was described as the most beautiful woman, everywhere, she obviously believed it as well and that would change the way she was raised and the way she acted. And she was a woman from Dorne, so I think she was free spirited whereas Brandon was wild hearted and neither really wanted to be tied down. She probably thought Ned was sweet, but she had more in common with Brandon. Brandon was thrilling, passionate and because he was betrothed, they could have a fling and forget about it, so it makes sense to me that they would gravitate towards each other. There is NO way Brandon who was known to be a womanizer would let go of Ashara being who she was, even for his own brother. So, they slept together and it was his baby Ashara lost.

I think Ned was just befuddled because he found Ashara beautiful, but I don’t deny the possibility that maybe he also had a brief crush on her. Either way, Ned was very clear about his place in the world. He was the second son who was content with being in his brother’s and best friend’s shadow. And also Ashara was highborn, and this is the honourable Ned Stark we’re talking about. He wouldn’t sleep with her and stain her honour. He was so shy he could barely even talk to her and she was probably kind to him while they danced. But, that was the end of it.

Yes, I noticed that the Ned/Ashara fics increased especially after Jon’s parentage reveal on the show. I think many people who weren’t familiar with or didn’t believe in R+L = J were disappointed. To be honest, I have seen some craaazzzy ships, and to each their own but I just don’t know why a lot of those and Catelyn hate fics showed up under Ned/Cat tag. That is what pisses me off and many of my fellow Ned/Cat shippers get that sentiment, we’ve all come across Cat hate at some point. People can ship who they want, but why tag Cat and Ned if its not about their relationship? I have actually stopped going to AO3 unless its for fics written by people I know. There is way too much of “Ned goes to Ashara who is so awesome because Cat is a bitch for what she did to Jon and Ned never really loved her.” I just don’t have time for that BS, to be blunt. And all this is even after the show basically proved that every one of Catelyn’s fears were justified by the events of last season. SMH.

To add to that, the events of Harrenhal led up to the deaths of most of Ned’s family and he was never really shallow to actually associate Harrenhal with ‘oh that one lady I danced with for a bit’. He never even tried to think about it, because who would? It was the time that brought back the immense pain in his life that he had buried deep in his heart. The only good thing that came out of the rebellion was his marriage to Catelyn, his first born son and his nephew. He lost three family members and gained three family members. But the pain was still there and so was the lie that he thought neither Catelyn nor Jon would ever forgive him for.

And in the end, Catelyn was the woman who gave him a family and brought happiness back in his life. The woman who helped him rule and took care of their children. She came to fall in love with him completely, even when she believed he could never love her unless he forgot the mystery woman that birthed his “bastard”. But Ned loved her deeply and completely. He believed she was more than he deserved. Ned also thought Catelyn was the most beautiful woman he had ever met. She was everything to him - her and their children. Simply put, the reason Ned never thought about Ashara is because…why would he? His last thoughts were that of the woman who actually was his one true love - Catelyn. He just wanted to leave everything behind and take his family home and just pull her in his arms and sleep for a long time. He missed her terribly and just the idea of never seeing her was so painful that he couldn’t even think about it. 

Anyone who has read the books or even paid attention to the brilliant chemistry Sean Bean and Michelle Fairley had on the show knows that. And I say this often, but I’ll say it again: For Ned, it was always Catelyn and only Catelyn.

Ha! That was a lot. Thanks for sticking around and being patient enough to read all this. Its why it took me a bit to write this response. But thanks for asking my opinion, dear anon! Have a lovely day/night! Also, I hope that popcorn was nice :P