OMG, I LOVE YOUR MONTY PYTHON DRAWINGS!!! It's even better because adter watching the show, I was talking with a friend about how probably second season will have the paladins alone in a planet and we mixed it with the holy grial so... What about Lance as Galahad at the Anthrax Castle and Keith as Lancelot at the Swamp Castle?
Edit: I never thanked you omg! I’m really glad you enjoy them :)
Haha i rewatched the movie to draw all the aus right? I’m like that’s totally Lance.
One of my all-time favourites! Moments after Raven succumbs to the temptation and takes the key to the City of Light, we get this spine-chilling shot where her revelation, her absence of pain starts at her leg and creeps up to the rest of her body. The entire scene, beginning with her taking the chip to here is absolutely stunning. Lindsey so beautifully straightens herself and looks up, and that’s when we know that Raven knows that it’s worked. It was executed so perfectly, kudos to the wonderful Lindsey Morgan!
Eliza’s performance in this scene really reminded me of Lady Macbeth from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, as she tried to scrub away the blood she was hallucinating (’Out, damned spot! out, I say!’). Taking place immediately after Clarke had mercy-killed Finn, Eliza perfectly displayed the hysteria of this moment as she shakes and raves incoherently. Her sharp breaths really encapsulate the trauma Clarke has just experienced too. It’s just beautiful.
It’s really difficult to choose a scene with Bob Morley because each scene he acts in really does display how talented he is. Of course, the 4x04 scene where Bellamy realises Octavia is dead is breathtaking and still haunts me, but that’s a given, so I’m choosing another scene. This moment from 4x07 made me cry…a lot. As Bellamy had to sit and listen to people he could have saved die because he failed them, watch his gaze. He is not mentally there. His gaze is so very distant, it’s made to feel like he’s seeing all his failures play out before his very eyes. He breaks then and there as he’s forced to listen to the vocalisation of his failure, the nasty feeling settling deep within. Bob was fantastic through 4x07, but this scene really got to me.
I remember the first time I watched I Am Become Death, I fell in love with this particular moment in the episode. Raven staggers to the end of the bridge and, with the little energy she has left, successfully sets up and sets off the bomb. It was so wonderfully done by Lindsey, everything from the way she moved to the breaths she took was oh so perfect.
This is one of my favourite Bellamy and Clarke moments – look how intense Bob and Eliza’s gazes are! They really do perfectly display just how exhausted Bellamy and Clarke are, and in finding out they can’t kick back just yet, we can see them search each other’s eyes for strength and hope.
Monty killing his mother was one of the most intense scenes I’ve ever seen on this show. Chris did such an amazing job with this…the screams Monty let out? They’re a vocalisation of just how traumatising this is for Monty, how he has to make noise, make chaos in order to pull back the trigger. And it was all so perfect. My heart broke when watching this scene, and even more so afterwards when Monty realised his mother’s death was sort of in vain because he might have been able to save her.
This scene between Michael and Bob is of the most fascinating from season 3. I was rewatching it and decided that I really did enjoy Pike’s character. The reason why this scene is in here is that we see, so perfectly from Michael, Pike locating Bellamy’s low point, and catches him when he’s weakest. @cosmicbell often labels Pike as a demagogue when we discuss this season together, and I agree. He promised action, he criticised stagnancy and Bellamy, somebody who’s been extremely affected by the grounders’ actions, was just tired of waiting around and never retaliating. He bought into Pike’s argument, and this is the scene that it occurs in. You see it in his face as Pike challenges him: ‘I’m willing to suffer the consequences to save my people…are you?’ and we know that Bellamy has begun to cross over to the dark side.
8. Jasper scatters Finn’s ashes [3x04]
I highly recommend everybody to rewatch this spectacular scene with Devon and Chris, from start to finish. It’s one of my favourites from the whole show. These two best friends have lost each other, and they’re trying to find that old spark once more. They fight, they argue, they yell. They’re no longer the pair they used to be. And as Monty leaves, Jasper screams ‘See you on the other side!’ and trips over, spilling the jar of ashes. The remnants blow away with the breeze, mingle with the Earth and Jasper realises what’s just happened…and Devon’s performance in that moment is so incredibly breathtaking. One of his best, for sure.
This is fairly recent, of course, but Richard and Eliza were amazing throughout this entire scene. Murphy’s desperation is so well voiced by Richard: when he screamed ‘I love her!’ my heart broke completely. And as Murphy starts provoking Clarke, I began to wonder how Eliza would portray Clarke’s reaction. Clarke, who has, in the past, tried to develop a harder exterior around her friends when making tough decisions…she did something I did not expect. She lifted her head slightly, and through her lashes looks at Murphy, and her eyes are glistening with tears! She’s been trying this whole scene to be assertive in her decision to use Emori but Murphy’s speech almost takes her to her breaking point. I was really impressed with both Richard and Eliza here, they were just amazing!
10. Niylah tells Bellamy that he’ll always be sorry [3x11]
Bob Morley, once again and as always, comes through perfectly in this scene he shortly shares with Jessica Harmon. ALIE got to Bellamy, and bad. ‘Too bad you were never that devoted to Gina.’? Do you know what Bellamy heard, instead of that? Probably something like ‘you could have saved her, but you spent that concern on Clarke, who didn’t even end up coming back to Arkadia with you. You killed Gina. You misplaced your responsibilities, so it’s your fault.’ And the final straw: the mention of what he did to the Trikru army, and Niylah hitting him after finding out. Bellamy flips out and has to leave the room, kicking a barrel, punching something. He looks up to the sky, so incredibly hopeless, and shakes his head. He’s realising he’s never going to get over this pain, he’s never going to stop feeling guilty, and worst of all, the pain he’s caused to others is so deep and so sharp and he can’t handle knowing that. He hears Niylah’s voice behind him, and the sight of her brings all these emotions back. He tells her what he truly feels, that he only had good intentions and he’s sorry, but she delivers a harsh sentence: ‘People like you always are’. This small moment between these two was jaw-dropping to me. I loved it so much.
Honourable mentions: Lincoln’s season 2 ordeal with the reaper drugs, literally all of Erica Cerra’s (ALIE/Becca) scenes, the Lexa and Roan fight from 3x04, Clarke getting in the rover with Jasper and discovering Abby is chipped, Luna mourning Derrick in her arms, Octavia surviving the fall in 4x04 and Abby smashing the radiation chamber in 4x08.
then and now isn’t it beautiful samurai jack fans? i know alot of fans have mixed feelings about jashi be it age or lack of development but let me tell you about another show i love avatar the last airbender that show is amazing while the romance did feel abit weak at times with kataang i found myself really enjoying the side ships alot more rewatching it such as sokka and yue him and suki and zuko and mai in fact zuko and mai only have a romance in book 3 but lots of fans really enjoyed it same goes for sokka and yue we literally only have 3 episodes with them together yet a tragic love story is formed some fans to this day still ship it suki was originally meant to be a one off story character but alot of fans really enjoyed her and could see great chemistry between them so bryke made her an official member of team avatar the point im trying to make here is that you don’t need a ton of episodes to show how much 2 characters care for eachother sometimes one is enough anyway congratulations jashi fandom if some of you are still iffy bout them thats perfectly fine just don’t let a pairing make you stop enjoying a show
I recently rewatched season 6, and I actually really enjoyed it. I found Soulless Sam really funny. (Did YOU service Oberon, King of the fairies?). But, anyway, I felt really bad for Dean the whole season. The Campbells are mean to him. His grandfather is shit. Cas betrays him. He leaves Ben and Lisa on bad terms. Poor guy gets put through the wringer.
Yeah. S6 hurts for EVERYONE.
Sam spends half of it soulless and then suffering with his random flashbacks, cracking wall, and EXTREME GUILT over stuff he barely remembers until it seeps through one of those cracks and punches him in the face.
Cas starts out trying to honor the promise Dean made to Sam in 5.22 to get out of hunting and try to live a normal, happy life, and wanting to protect Dean from the crap he knows he’s about to get into with Raphael over the fate of the whole world. He’s really already in over his head before he even walks off with Crowley to listen to his offer to partner up and crack Purgatory. When Dean suddenly turns back up on the gameboard, unwittingly working for Crowley via Sam and the Campbells, he starts scrambling and panicking to cover his own ass, and does his utmost to start shifting things around to still keep Dean away from the worst of what he’s up to, hiding the truth until the absolute last moment when Dean inevitably discovers the entire scheme anyway…
Bobby starts out trying alone to get the rights to his own soul back from Crowley, then ends up playing catchup to the Monster Madness the Campbells’ hunting down the Alphas is stirring up. He ends up losing his oldest and closest friend (by his own monster-controlled hand no less!), and then volunteering the use of his own soul as a power source for Cas to recharge enough to save Sam and Dean from the old west, and yet Cas still is hiding the truth of what’s stirring up the monsters, about why Eve’s returned to Earth, and what his part in all of that mess had really been…
So, it’s not ONLY Dean who’s got it in an awful way in s6. It’s not exactly a picnic for anyone. :P
This is part of my ongoing Buffyverse Project, where I write notes/meta for every episode in an attempt to better understand the characters and themes of the shows. You can find the BTVS list here and the ATS list here. Gifs are not mine.
Fear, Itself is one of the better episodes of season four. It’s less impressive on rewatch but I remember really enjoying it back in the day.
It’s Halloween and the gang is going to a frat party. Let’s talk costumes. Despite everything they all learned in Halloween, it’s clear not much has changed. Buffy dresses as Red Riding Hood, still preoccupied with the idea of being innocent and appropriately feminine. Xander dresses as James Bond, yet again putting up a mask of masculinity (money is also a factor here). Willow covers up in a Joan of Arc costume. Oz remains aloof and wears only a God name tag. Anya dresses as a bunny, which is clearly meant to be funny but on reflection seems weird. Isn’t her whole thing avoid bunnies at all costs?
Buffy: I’m taking a holiday from dealing. Happily vacationing in the land of not-coping.
I love that we get a couple of episodes to deal with Buffy’s feelings about Parker. Writing it off in one would have felt like cheating. Parker taking off also tapped into one of Buffy’s core fears–that everyone will leave her eventually. This clearly stems from Hank, who still puzzles me. We deserved a real explanation for his absence.
Her issue is never truly resolved but remains background noise throughout the series as Buffy struggles to open up (in fact, I would argue she actually grows more closed off as time goes on). Not dealing is kind of default mode for Buffy. She’s repress girl, which is why Faith ruffled her feathers so badly. She saw right through it.
Teenage Boy: What the hell is wrong with you?
Buffy: That’s what I’d like to know.
When they enter the Fear House Buffy’s is that everyone will leave her and all she’ll have left is slaying. It also ties into her fear of losing everything that makes her Buffy and becoming all slayer, I think.
Xander’s background pain is one of those things you can’t un-notice. There are constant lines dropped about what he’s going through but it’s almost always either played for laughs or never fully explored. This episode? Fear he’ll be left behind because he’s not going to college. The gang seems content to ignore it because he plays it as a joke.
Xander: Well, that’s the funny thing about me: I tend to hear the actual words people say and accept them at face value.
I want to talk about the above line for a moment. It’s obviously there as one of those heh, heh, crazy women things. Women expect you to read between the lines, men are upfront. Whatever. But…that isn’t actually true? Xander becomes known as “the one who sees” and is labeled as perceptive. In this very episode he says that Willow is probably really upset at Buffy because she’s been pushing everyone away lately. I’m forced to conclude he just can’t be bothered with Anya at this point.
Xander’s fear manifests as his being invisible, which is actually fairly appropriate. The gang nor the narrative itself pay much attention to him other than comic relief. But he’s important, as we see when Buffy and Willow fight without him to mediate the situation.
Xander: I’d offer my opinion, but you jerks aren’t going to hear it anyway. Not that “didn’t go to college boy” is worth listening to, might as well just hang out with my new best friend, “Bleeding Dummy Head” for all you dorks care.
Willow is attempting to move into the next stage of her Wicca skills. Oz is concerned and Buffy is dismissive, both of which irritate her. Willow interprets both as a lack of faith in her abilities.
Oz: No, I’m with you on the reference, but I’m not gonna lie about the fact that I worry. I know what it’s like to have power you can’t control. Every time I start to wolf out I touch something deep dark… it’s not fun. But whatever you decide, you know I’ll back your play.
I can’t help but wish for a post season six conversation between Willow and Oz. They’re both afraid and intrigued by the darkest parts of themselves.
Willow’s fear is that she’s not good enough to handle magic, and it spins out of control and nearly devours her in the house. Also appropriate, as that nearly happens in season six. I think one of the most important lines of the episode is “I’m not your sidekick”. She always feels like the support person and sometimes she wants to be the main character. Buffy’s lack of faith in her hurts and she resents Buffy for always assuming she gets to lead.
His fear manifests as turning into a werewolf and hurting Willow.
Gachnar is brought forth and revealed to be a tiny little demon. I never get tired of these moments when things get dramatic and then comedy swoops in. It’s what makes Buffy a show you aren’t embarrassed to watch around other people.
Rupert Giles: His lack of Watcher duties are making him restless. He throws himself into Halloween.
Anya Jenkins: She’s puzzled by Xander’s continued association with the Scoobies because they all share little in common.
Riley Finn: He tells Buffy to put off her paper and have fun on Halloween, saying she makes things too hard on herself.
Xander Harris: He doesn’t think much of the symbol painted on the floor until later. It reminds me of the differences in Buffy and her friends. This isn’t actually their job so they aren’t on red alert at all times. Buffy would have investigated, I think.
Buffy Summers: When she was twelve she was Red Riding Hood for Halloween.
We did it, fam! We got our season 3!!! It really amazes me how passionate this fandom is.
Maybe I’ll make a new master list of camsten nicknames for season 2 to celebrate this wonderful occasion. I really enjoyed making the first one (mostly because I got to rewatch the show lol), but I couldn’t find the time to do it for season 2. I’ll try to fix that soon.
But anyway, good job, everybody! We did it! Hats off to everyone who worked really hard to make this happen!
Brainiac is probably the first clear supervillain for Smallville. (S3 Lionel was more a devious, behind the curtains machinations type and didn’t set out to destroy the world so I don’t count him as supervillain.) S5 story wasn’t bogged down by a we-must-defeat-this-guy arc only, but many characters were allowed to develop and evolve organically.
Jonathan’s death. The funeral scene was poignant
and shot beautifully.
I love all the Kents. Truly sad when he died. His death was a huge turning point for so many
characters and the impact lasted more than just this season.
Poor Lana. It felt like nothing is within her control this
season. Martha’s right, Clark gave Lana reasons to hate him. Unfortunately, the Lana-centric episodes were all quite poor. That vampire episode especially had zero character or plot development, and even with all the Buffy references, it was still pretty lame.
Obviously I fully enjoyed the now morally ambivalent Lionel.The beginning of a
bittersweet and heart wrenching redemption arc.
I like that Lois slowly became more and more involved with the lives of the Kents. As an outsider,
relatively speaking, she has a less biased picture about Clark and Lana, or Lionel and Martha. Or maybe Lois is just astute.
Speaking of relationships. My. Poor. Luthor. Boys.
Father and son and their bizarre obsessions with the Kents’
women. These women are Kryptonites to the Luthors. Lex just couldn’t help himself but swoop in could he, even knowing full well that Lana is still hung up on Clark? And what Lionel said to Lex can be applied to himself, too.
“The people who are close to you, will always know what is
truly in your heart. That’s why Lana Lane will never love you, son.”
Lionel was wrong though. In their own ways, Lana and Martha both felt something and cared for them, but they also know that the Luthors are as adorable and
lovable dangerous as they’re charming.
The angst of the Mionel ship is gooooooood. Although I wished that during the campaign and election night sequence, they hadn’t gone with misdirection towards either Martha was cheating on Jonathan, or Lionel coerced Martha into a relationship route.
It was entirely unnecessary and both were better than this (the Lionel at this current point that is).
Total number of near
death experience for Lionel: 9 (almost fell to his death due to female vigilante, almost hit by a train +1, almost burnt to
cinders +1, almost died in elevator +1, almost choked to death by Clark +1).
I agree with you when you say thay Se Kyung is a weak actress. I've also seen her on 'The girl who can see smell' and tbh I didn't like her on that drama neither. Besides that, she reminds me a lot of Mina Myoung of 1Million dance studio if u know her...
tbh i really enjoyed that drama (even if i refuse to rewatch it for other reasons) so i dont think i was bothered by her acting that much