i was capping but that was really just an excuse to rewatch it

anonymous asked:

Hi. Will you be so kind to share your opinion about Spiderman after you watch it? I'd loveto read everything you'll say about it. Also, I heard IM is in the movie for like 10 minutes. I hope it's true. I don't need another "almost IM" movie. CW was enough.

Okay so I’m going to make this as descriptive as I can without giving any spoilers. 

- Tom, as we already saw in Civil War, is great as Peter. He’s fun, and he’s a kid, and they remind you that outside of the Spiderman situation, he’s still just a kid. 
- Tony isn’t in it for long #blessed and #grateful, he probably has around 10 minutes screentime, and I only rolled my eyes at him like 3 times, as opposed to every time he spoke like in Civil War. 
- Ned is the real star of the film, actual legend, and like let us not fuck around, every single one of us would be Ned if we found out our best friend was a superhero. 
- Not nearly enough Zendaya. However, every line out of Michelle’s mouth is gold and in a tag urself meme, I am Michelle. 
- There’s a line where they’re at the Washington Monument on a school trip and Michelle is reading a book instead of like, giving a fuck about the monument and their teacher is like “taking everything in Michelle?” and she’s like “Umm, I’m good, I don’t really want to take in something built by slaves” and he sorta laughs and is like “I don’t think the Washington Monument was built by slaves” and there’s a black security guard that just gives this “My man, it’s time to stop” look and Michelle just goes back to her book. Icon. 
- I love Michelle. 
- Aunt May isn’t a fan of Tony Stark and I for one, love that about her. 
- The antagonist in it as actually a very relatable character who brings up a lot of interesting points about power structure and inequalities in the treatment of the rich vs the working class and the poor. Does a lot of shitty things and I’m not excusing it, but it’s interesting - especially in the sociopolitical climate of the western world right now. 
- Soundtrack is killer. 
- Peter says at least 4 things that made me go “Tell me again why he wasn’t Team Cap?” because honestly….the kid is Steve Rogers 2.0 through and through. 
- Overall it’s a fun film, I wouldn’t say it’s one of the best Marvel have ever done, there are 4 o 5 that I’d choose to rewatch ahead of it, but it’s certainly one of the best they’ve done in recent memory - but that’s just personal opinion. But it’s fun, which like, was to be expected when you think about the fact it was co-written by this guy 

anonymous asked:

It is I, plot twisty. I was wondering if you could link me to some stuff you have written about Castiel's trench coat (bc I'm 99% sure you have) I'm just so excited because I love the new one so much. Also, I happen to be the person asking about the Winchesters and plaid shirts in season 12. I loved the way you analyzed the clothes of the characters and your attention to detail, because that stuff mostly remains unseen by my humble eyes. (Also I think you have a tag for the clothes stuff?!?)

Aaah hi! Were you why I wrote a 1000 mile long post with a screen cap of every shirt Mary wore in season 12? You are most welcome back in my inbox, that was a ton of fun :D 

I think my trenchcoat tag (the serious one not the “sam shoe saga” where all the fashion nonsense goes) has largely got other people’s meta in it because so much awesome stuff has been written before I ever got there so I mostly just summarise what everyone else has said when asked :P It’s like the Car Is Dean’s Soul thing: I’m 100% behind it but other people are way more into it so… :P I mean I will write the trenchcoat stuff and sob about it but @floatingaboveclouds​ really picked it up a while back (and sadly she’s been not around much lately) and at the moment @gneisscastiel​ is sobbing about it all the time. 

Aah my “trenchcoat meta” tag isn’t even on my tag list… See, there’s always something :P

http://floatingaboveclouds.tumblr.com/post/100097338173/cas-trench-coat-meta

This is what I always think of as the Definitive Trenchcoat Meta just because I read it first, ages ago, and it really got me into it :P 

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/133234217428/excuse-me-while-i-need-a-moment

Some thoughts about VERY early Cas and coat stuff.

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/96865417548/interruptingpanda-savingsammyhuntingdestiel

Me being sad about it in 7x17

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/147044421392/dustydreamsanddirtyscars-8x07-a-little-slice

A season 8/9x01 look at it (I mean… written at LEAST after season 10 if I remember but from the POV of 8x07 about the early Carver era trenchcoat stuff we usually skip before going right to the new trenchcoat and all the nonsense they use it for :P)

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/105554354818/today-is-one-of-those-days-i-find-myself-having-a

Oh and more on the original coat and Cas’s identity (circa 9x23 at least)

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/117930210038/jimmys-clothing-meta-10x20-edition

Some overview on Cas up to 9x09 and Jimmy in general

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/149775846930/castiel-knight-of-hell-i-know-we-all-miss

This is a like 1 line meta on the new coat in 9x10

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/161446778708/littlehollyleaf-neven-ebrez-cas-jacket-is

Here’s a season 9 original - I think the first post really yelling about the discovery of the plaid under the collar!

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/164795829481/mittensmorgul-littlehollyleaf-drsilverfish 

This is a great one from 9x18 when it aired that I stumbled on recently but remember reading at the time so it was one of my Formative Meta Experiences (I just didn’t reblog a whole lot until the season 9-10 hiatus really started so all this great stuff is kind of lost to time to me unless I’m blog snooping and stumble on it >.> Thankfully I blog snoop a lot.)

I’m so frustrated because I can’t find my reblog (if I ever did) of the deleted scene gifs of Cas sewing the trenchcoat with commentary about him doing Human Things™… >.> My blog from before like… late season 10/the hiatus after… is really badly tagged so the good stuff is all a mystery :P

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/130068247568/littlehollyleaf-4persephone-i-actually-find

(I found another!)

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/97817693623/a-deep-shade-of-blue-is-always-there

Here’s a season 9-10 hiatus post from me where I talk about how the combination of coat and song got me to ship Destiel textually because it was all so intrinsically linked and the whole deeper symbolism of what the coat means to Cas and how the lyrics in that song used it.

https://justanotheridijiton.tumblr.com/post/98218136134

And the no need for words version… >.>

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/163908715733/gneisscastiel-replied-to-your-post

This one I wrote myself recently about Metatron in 9x22 trying on the coat and what I thought it meant in this context (as you can see I am still basically in a season 9 mindset about it :P)

https://justanotheridijiton.tumblr.com/post/142607939029/the-plaid-trenchie

Mel has all the gratuitous plaid shots…

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/101030511793/deathbyspookyopen-hallowedbecastiel-10x02

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/100110462763/can-we-talk-about-how-as-soon-as-cas-went-through

This from 10x02 but the first doesn’t take into account that in the shot of Hannah putting the coat over Cas WE can see the plaid, I guess just from her perspective she misses it or doesn’t understand the symbolism (especially not that everyone leaped on the meta idea of “being draped in the flag of heaven” and what her actions were doing :P) - Floatingaboveclouds’s original Trenchcoat Meta is circa this episode and explains it best and it’s sort of the words in the back of my head about that scene all the time now.

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/147389591616/cas-crowley-trench-coats-and-parallels

Something from 10x14 which makes perfect sense because the new trenchcoat was from 9x10 but I just skim read the post and I’m not 100% sure they really got into it like I would have…

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/116643283603/cas-trench-coat-meta-10x18-edition

For 10x18 and Cas taking off his coat there :D

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/131414819958/cas-trench-coat-meta-11x02-edition

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/131982763978/cas-clothing-meta-11x03-edition-part-1

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/131983260278/cas-clothing-meta-11x03-edition-part-2

Some early season 11 meta!

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/138413634723/heey-i-rewatched-11x06-and-i-think-cas-is

Some thoughts about Cas in the start of season 11 and parallels to Casifer and how he was wearing Cas’s clothes…

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/139716966318/why-is-casifer-shown-wearing-the-coat-in-the-next

11x15 and some more thoughts on Casifer

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/158190035758/do-you-think-cas-would-change-into-another-outfit

This is from earlier this hiatus giving an overview but I think I should add now with hindsight, talking about a full wardrobe upheaval, because there’s obviously different meaning in Cas going right back to something nearly identical to his original get up, and I’d rather muse on what that means when I know HOW he ends up with his new costume for season 13, so that’s a meta I’ll only write after 13x06. No leather jacket yet. >.> 

Here’s some interesting takes on it with a different perspective:

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/163901981347/a-study-in-trench-coat

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/163903036052/heya-hope-youre-having-a-good-day-onwards-with

https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/163786906919/gneisscastiel-as-season-13-approaches-i-have

All of this is informing my thoughts right now on it and I know there’s a bunch of meta I missed… I mean just scrolling these posts I’m sure there’s gaps in trenchcoat-related events that I or others have talked about and uuugh even when I try and collect all the meta I’ve tagged badly in the past or was too shy when I was new to fandom and missed a whole bunch of the most important posts at the end of season 9 which drastically shaped how I read the show… I’m always happy to talk MORE about it :P

I guess adding this all up the one thing I can say about the new trenchcoat for season 13 is that is it a trenchcoat and that means it carries all this baggage, just as the 2nd one carried the baggage of the first, but it’s in a different form. If Cas picked it for himself, it will be like 9x10 and 8x07, where he chooses to go back to the original look. If it’s picked for him it will be a different story - more like 7x17 or 9x18 or 11x06 - times when he put the coat on hesitantly or was given a strong push to go for a choice that wasn’t particularly a choice, or because someone else was shaping his image for him. 

10x01-3 especially were LADEN with Cas identity stuff and included a lot of messing around with the trenchcoat, and it was also the first part of the show I enjoyed in fandom meta-ing with everyone else, so I have ideas about it very planted in my head :P I think I will always associate it with his angelic identity as the “flag of heaven” because of the 9x18/9x22/9x23 synergy about Cas, Metatron, and all the stuff going on between them. I think that whole chunk of the show with 9x14 as an outlier on one end and 10x18 on the other but mostly the end of season 9 and start of season 10 separated Cas out to tell a very specific story about who he was and what he wanted, and the trenchcoat played a huge part in that symbolism. And that starts with him picking a new one in 9x10 when re-asserting his angel identity (after joining in as a hunter in 9x09 in the same get up including the season 10-12 tie in an early appearance) and that act in itself was a sort of “be useful to the Winchesters or die human” scenario, and so I think like Dean on the phone in 9x09, I am very suspicious about Cas’s choice actually saying anything about what he WANTS when it comes to his identity, and the main block of episodes about this unpack it a lot more…

If Cas comes back in a new trenchcoat which is like the original flavour one, it might be like what it was used for in 8x07 - a “everything is okay” red flag that Cas put himself back together for appearances’ sake but of course he was being controlled by Naomi and it was the first scene Dean voices his immediate suspicions Cas did not come back naturally and there was something fishy about it - which of course he carries on worrying about until the Crypt Scene when it all becomes clear, and then Cas only stays in that outfit a handful more episodes until he becomes human and has to pick drinking water over maintaining the image and wearing his original battle armour.

There’s also the fact the trenchcoat IS the original battle armour to him and like in 9x18 or 11x06 the new one at very least feels like armour and we can see him using it as that emotionally… It’s not a bad thing for him to have a new old trenchcoat style to mimic how he used to be if it’s for his own strength and comfort… I just think that overall he’s headed in a different way than staying in the trenchcoat forever and a 3rd variation is going to be fascinating. I hope there’ll be a lot to comment on, like with the 2nd one when it was new there was like 2 seasons of heavy exploration of it as a meta subject before they sort of chilled out again and it became a more incidental feature. Or the times Cas had the original restored to him or like how it looked in Purgatory (see! even more incidents I couldn’t quickly find a post on :P)

And of course there’s the mystery about what Cas might wear while he’s dead, why he’s in a $2600 suit in the first scene of 13x06, and so on and so on. Season 13 has SO many more ways to fuck with us before we get to the new coat :P 

Okay Lizzington Fans, I Have An Idea...

The writers and the creator of the show, will be hitting the drawing board this summer for new season ideas.

I think it’s time we all came together collectively across all social media platforms, and really gave them a piece of our minds.

And by saying “giving them a piece of our minds,” I don’t mean cursing someone out (that doesn’t work dearies, no matter how very tempting it is since this finale lol), I mean we come together and we…

1) Create analysis’ on the show that really highlights their weaknesses in the story lines. Then we tag them personally to read it.

2) Break down episodes piece by piece to show them how this season, has not matched up with previous seasons at all… Again, we tag everyone we can in them so they see it.

3) Show the writing and production staff, the creator and the executives behind the scenes at NBC the flaws and damages they have made with characters, and sacrifices they have made to the story in order to push certain characters to a more elevated status. (I.E. keeping Tom around when you can clearly tell his story was supposed to run out at the end of season one. Or how they re-wrote Liz’s entire fire ordeal just to benefit Kaplin’s character this season. And as much as I loved Mr. Kaplan, they did screw up a major plot line just give her a bigger role then killed her off.)

4) Come up with hashtags, get them trending to show solitary with this side of the fandom. Be sure to watch the trending topics on twitter and if we work together to get it to start trending, screen cap it and tag the writers, the creator and the executive NBC staff. (The easiest way to do this, is to schedule re-watches in the fandom and get everyone together on Twitter to launch the rewatch campaign with an approved hashtag the group comes up with).

5) Be a online force to be reckoned with. Don’t take no for an answer. Hold these people accountable for their actions this season.

6) if there is a theory that you believe should be explored more on the show (the Imposter theory is the hottest one at the moment), write about, check over your writing (make sure it makes sense and flows smoothly with no errors) and publish it. Again, get on all social media platforms and tag everyone you can think of (that’s a part of the writing staff or otherwise part of the show) so they’ll see it.

If there is one thing I’ve seen daddygaters do well, it’s push their agenda all over social media. And admittedly in comment sections on Facebook, and articles online, you would think the general consensus is that most viewers want daddy gate, which isn’t true. If you look on the blacklist fandom for fanfics, Lizzington fics make up an overwhelming majority. Art pieces? Same thing. When it comes to show analysis’? Lizzington fans make up the majority.

This summer, if you guys want to stand a chance at getting some of these things corrected, you’ll have to start coming together, putting the pressure on without letting up and more importantly – fighting back and resisting the BS re-write information that was given.

You have to be a force to be reckoned with. And I’m all for helping leaders in this community come up with creative ways to get it done.

But I refuse to sit back and watch any more BS that doesn’t make sense and totally changes the original story, just because the folks behind the scenes probably think that daddy gate is the majority of their show. Because I feel that’s what’s going on here.

Let’s talk about this guys… What can we do to get the ball rolling on making an impact with our social media presence?

16 Days of Outlander - Day #1 Sassenach

So excited to have an excuse to rewatch Season 1 all the way through (I realized that I’ve watched the first eight episodes way more times than the second eight, despite the fact that I only watched the first eight for the first time the day before the second half of Season 1 started airing). 

Fair warning: I’ve been trying my hand at screen caps to go with the posts for this 16 Days of Outlander. 

Anyway, onto my favorites for 01x01 Sassenach.

Favorite performance: Caitriona Balfe. From the beginning of the episode through the end, she has so much to do to carry and establish the story and not just for the episode, but for the series. What gets me every time is the scene below when she learns the war is over. Everyone else is celebrating and while I wouldn’t say she’s disappointed - she’s far too compassionate for that - she does immediately look lost. Having just come from that horrible leg injury, there’s clearly still work to be done but when her friend tells her “it’s over” I can’t help feeling that there’s a little bit of Claire that feels like her usefulness is already slipping away. To convey such depth right off the bat in the episode floors me every time. 

Favorite Claire and Frank Moment: Jumping on the bed. There are little glimpses of the marriage Claire and Frank used to have (few and far between, though they may be) but those glimpses show enough of what they’re both trying/hoping so hard to recapture - namely the levity they felt before five years of war - that I can’t help loving this little moment. It’s clearly going to take work if they are going to have any chance of succeeding - I mean, immediately after getting into their room, Frank just takes out a book and starts reading. It shows a little better the balance/dynamic they once had. Claire helping Frank not to be too serious all the time; Frank helping rein in some of Claire’s wilder tendencies. It isn’t as great a balance as she will have with Jamie but it probably worked better for Claire and Frank before the war changed them so much as individuals.

Favorite Location: Reverend Wakefield’s library/study. I mean just look at it! That fireplace, that window, how open and light it is. I would love to have a room like that to work and play in - it’s got plenty of room for both. Totally personal taste on my part but just… love it, want it, don’t care that we hardly spend any time there this episode (and can’t wait till we get another look at it later).

Favorite Minor Character: Mrs. Graham. In working on my Jamie through the stones fic, I’ve gotten very attached to Mrs. Graham as a character. I also love Claire’s surprise when she realizes that Mrs. Graham is one of the “druids” dancing at Craigh na Dun. She’s just one of those characters I really wish we could have more time with in the series as a whole. 

Favorite Scene, Favorite Book-to-Screen Adaptation Moment: Frank’s encounter with Jamie’s ghost. One scene, two favorites. This is the scene I go back to and rewatch over and over and over. The lighting, the perspective, the sound mixing/editing… I just love everything about this scene. And it’s a scene I’ve enjoyed analyzing so much in the book. That you can see Frank watching Jamie watching Claire: Frank’s attention on Jamie and the fact that he is watching his [Frank’s] wife; Jamie’s complete absorption in watching Claire fighting with the curls he loves to much. The haunting way he just vanishes when Frank turns and the lightning illuminating Frank briefly before all the power in the square goes out just emphasizes the significance of that moment so subtly and so well.

Favorite Costume: Claire’s night gown. I’m not a huge fan of the 1940′s costumes - I find the 18th century costumes more impressive but we don’t see too many of them this episode. This costume is also one of the most “traditionally” feminine costumes Claire wears. A lot of her 1940′s dresses have sleek lines but this flows and billows. 

Favorite Music Moment: Claire gets shot at (Fallen Through Time on Volume 1 of the Outlander Soundtrack). I am addicted to television and film scores and the music for Outlander is definitely up there on my list of all time favorites (seriously, at least a third of my iPod is instrumentals from soundtracks - about 2 days worth of music). The transition in this scene as Claire stumbles around the woods trying to figure out what just happened to being shot at by the Red Coats is perfected by the shift in the music from quiet and innocuous to loud and raucous (courtesy of some amazing bagpipes and drums/bodhran). 

Favorite Jamie and Claire Moment: Cocknammon Rock. It’s after they’ve been riding for a while - Claire has already fixed his shoulder which has earned her a few points with Jamie - and when she mentions the Red Coats’ preference for Cocknammon Rock as an ambush point, Jamie doesn’t hesitate to believe and trust her word. He alerts Dougal immediately and when Dougal basically asks, “are you sure?” Jamie takes one look and Claire and asserts, “yeah, he’s sure.” Then Dougal gives the order and Jamie promptly dumps Claire off the horse and breaks free of the belt she used to bind his arm to his side. 

Favorite Line, Favorite “This wasn’t in the book” Part: “On your horse soldier.” Another two-fer. I love this line that wasn’t in the book, so much so, it’s my favorite in the episode. Seeing Claire in action at the beginning of the episode when the war ended balances nicely with this line (and scene of her healing in action) at the end. They’re scenes when her mask/facade drops completely - no polite smiles or wary/guarded looks, just Claire at her most competent. The scene passes from Claire cursing at Jamie in frustration through the more somber and serious hint from Jamie about just how dangerous BJR is and ending it with this more light-hearted, mildly affectionate, but respectful note adds to the understanding that has begun to develop between Jamie and Claire. 

Favorite Performance Honorable Mention: Sam Heughan. Claire may not be consciously aware of Jamie’s feelings for her for a while but his falling for her occurs hard and fast - both on the page and on the screen. The ability to capture in that one glance what I tend to think of as Jamie’s enlightenment about his feelings, could not have been easy but there it is, broadcast for all to see. Jamie is entirely hers in that single moment by the roadside as she curses him for being too stubborn to admit he was hurt and needed help (basically, Jamie in a nutshell). 

The Atomic Clusterfuck 1:50 - 2:00

+ how is there 40 minutes left to this movie?

+ I like how Zemo has all the skills necessary to accomplish his mission.  Since nobody has been looking for him since nobody knows he exists, he’s had all the time in the universe he needs to complete his mission.

+  there’s probably like a visually compelling reason that they put the popsicles in the freezer with their eyes open but all I can think is THOSE PEOPLE ARE BLIND FOREVER, THERE’S NO COMING BACK FROM THAT LEVEL OF DRY EYE.  

+  it seems just stupidly impractical to have a giant prison that goes in and out of the water like that.

+  See, fuck you Secretary Ross.  

+  I appreciate that all we needed to do to stop Wanda was a straitjacket.  Did you realize that her jazz hands were essential to her powers?  If we put a piece of tape over Vision’s yellow stone will he also no longer be powerful.  If we tie Steve’s shoelaces together, he won’t be able to gymnastics his way to freedom.

+  Tony, you meant well but you didn’t think things through.  A wise, wise evil robot once said that.  It’s still true today.

+  Tony is like: “look i’m not that bad because I now have read the script and realize that Steve was Correct in his Actions no matter the fact that he was still behaving in a criminal manner on the basis that he’s smarter and better than everyone else in the world.  and you’ll believe me because I’m making sincere face.  And also because I wasn’t there to hear you shit talk me earlier and movie-goers have a short attention span so they won’t remember it.”

+ Nothing pisses me off the way Tony going to Siberia pisses me off.  Nothing.

+  THIS IS ALMOST TWO FULL HOURS OF MY LIFE THAT YOU HAVE NEEDLESSLY WASTED JUST FOR AN EXCUSE TO WATCH CAP AND TONY FIGHT.  YOU.  LITERALLY.  DIDN’T.  NEED.  TO.  DO.  THIS.  PLOT.  AT.  ALL.  

+ Having Tony break the fucking Accords and go to Steve despite the rest of the Avengers being in jail for helping Steve out is a miraculous, amazing, perfect plot twist if you want Tony to be utterly spineless while also becoming the only person to blame for how things turned out because everyone but the baby alien and the career soldier have now flipped sides to agree with our American Dreamsicle.

+ but if you cared about storytelling, or characterization, it was stupid and shitty.  It undermines everything you spent the past 2 hours establishing.  Rhodey got injured for nothing.  Natasha is now on the run for nothing.  Tony put Peter in danger for nothing.  That entire fight was a waste of time.  The Avengers are in prison for NO REASON.  Because you can’t have the driving force of one half of your conflict who has been desperately trying to convince the audience that he wants these Accords for oversight and justice reasons, suddenly also decide that the safest hands are his own so he should go help Steve.  EITHER YOU DO OR YOU DON’T WANT THE ACCORDS.  And Tony never did.  That’s what this says.  It’s absolute shit.  I cannot believe they really chose to go with this.  I just cannot.

+  I read stories written to justify two dudes getting high on sex grass and banging each other in a daffodil field so they won’t die that had more integrity than this clusterfuck.  Jesus Christ.  I read one where two guys high on sex grass/fuck or die scenarios, that had a fully serious conversation about whether or not fucking a cow would work that I would give more stars to than this crap.  Because it was, at very least, aware of itself and the ridiculousness of its situation.

+ I like how Mr. Zemo the dude who was a member of/ran the Covert Sokovian Death Squad is presented as having any sort of moral high ground in this situation because his family got killed by accident during a global crisis.  I just want to say to you, Zemo, Karma is a bitch.

+  COULD PEOPLE STOP STUDYING THE AVENGERS.  LOKI WAS NOT A GUIDE BOOK.  Could the Avengers maybe stop updating their daily “and anyway today Tony was a little bitch again” vlogs?  Because there’s no good that comes out of your enemies being this obsessed with the idea that you should just kill one another, or them being this capable of getting you to that point.  I’m just saying.

7
Thor (liveblog) [x]

As necessary as this moment was, because Thor needed a wake-up call to really take stock of himself, it still kills me how painful it is to watch, how much I ache while going through it, how much it actually hurts to see Thor’s face here, in exactly the way it’s supposed to.  Chris Hemsworth does not get nearly enough credit for how good his acting is in this scene, how you see both the anger and the hurt on Thor’s face, the regret for what he screams at his father, the devastation as Odin takes his hammer from him and pulls the armor from his body, and strips his power from him.

It’s so painful, but so well acted.  Even in just stationary caps, you can see the whole confused mix of emotions on Thor’s face and, ugh, Chris is SO GOOD IN THIS ROLE, he makes these movies, he made this character understandable to me, not in a flashy sort of way, but just so incredibly, solidly good that I fell in love with the character of Thor.

But, okay, the thing I really want to talk about is the way Odin treats his sons—how he clearly loves them, but his anger is pretty terrifying and this huge thing.  Much of that is because he’s a king, because there is a responsibility on his shoulders that isn’t just personal, but for thousands (and possibly billions or even trillions of lives, as they are the protectors of the Nine Realms) and that needs to be taken with the utmost seriousness.  He cannot afford to be a soft father, this cannot be something with room for error, because that would cost people their lives.

This is something I imagine he tried to impress upon his sons, but when they fumble with it, his fury at how hard he’s tried to tell them that this is serious, that this must be done right, is huge because I think it does come (at least in part) from a place of caring.  It’s a hard sort of caring, because that’s what the throne has done to Odin or because that’s how he always was, but he’s willing to cast his son out (and I think you’d have a hard time arguing that Odin doesn’t love Thor) because it’s what’s necessary and he’s FURIOUS about it.

It makes sense to me then that there’s a lot of the same going on with Loki in TDW, that Odin is angry because Loki was supposed to have learned to care for the people he was responsible for.  He’s angry because Loki is shunning all the qualities that would make him a good leader, because Odin did consider him legitimately being groomed for rule.  I don’t think the “you were both born to be kings” line was a lie, I don’t think it was about putting Loki on Jotunheim’s throne, I think he always planned that they were going to rule Asgard together (well, after a certain point, ORIGINALLY, when Loki was a baby, it was about putting him as ruler of Jotunheim, but then, no, that little squish was theirs, he was going to be an integral part of Thor’s support to rule Asgard, the deleted scenes explicitly say so).

It’s when Thor starts screaming back at him that Odin really seems to come to the storm of emotions, that when Thor yells at him, that’s when he decries Thor as unworthy and casts him out, which further supports how I see Odin—as someone who comes from a place of deep caring, so that when he’s hurt by the words his sons hurl at him, he lashes back in anger.  (All of this is not excusing Odin for his faults, by the way!  Merely looking at his character, who does have flaws that I find interesting sometimes!)

The thing is, though, that Thor doesn’t goad the situation on in the same way.  Once it’s clear what’s happening, he doesn’t say anything, the hurt on his face is an open book, and I do think that Odin reacts to that, even if he himself isn’t aware he’s doing it.  Both of Odin’s sons get yelled at when they’ve fucked up and just about started wars, both of them get punishments, both of them are banished in their own ways.

The difference is that Thor doesn’t make things worse, he actually does stop and look at what he was doing and corrects his behavior.  He listens when shit happens and works harder to be responsible and to hold back in the future.  Loki, on the other hand, just keeps spitting poison and never admits that he made any sort of mistakes.

They’re both misguided children, they both get some pretty epic smack downs (but they’re both epic Norse gods-slash-advanced-alien life forms), but so much depends on how they act about that, how they treat the trouble they get into, and that’s why Thor comes through it in a way that Loki doesn’t.  Right from the moment they face their angry father, Thor is far more open about the way he’s betrayed the ones he loves, even if it will still take awhile yet for him to really UNDERSTAND it.

“IN RETROSPECT---” Hannibal 3x12 Again

**Warning: PENULTIMATE rewatch live-blogging, written with knowledge of the full series

Ridiculously, it looks like I could be posting my final Hannibal episode write-up precisely one calendar year from when the finale first aired. Ha ha, what even the hell.

Season 3, Episode 12: “The Number of the Beast Is 666”

I had originally thought the “brittle materials” Bedelia refers to, the ones on the edge of breaking, was Will himself, but in retrospect (#titular), it might be Will’s constructed family! “Hannibal gave you three years to build a family,” she follows, “confident that he would find a way to take them from you.”

Huh. I feel like I’ve been re-going over this ~pivotal scene~ throughout this whole rewatch, so by the time I actually reach it I’m like “Nope, already talked about that one! Whoop, that one too…”

Anyway, love this neckline on her.

Oh hey, I had thought that Will’s bitter “You play, you pay” was his response to Bedelia asking if it’s important to him that Hannibal take something from her, but actually that comes later — right here he just gives this sorta sigh of something like…pained frustration? I don’t know, but I do know that Dancy’s delivery on “What’s he going to take from you?” has the same sad curious light tone that he mostly uses with Alana.

GLORIES, Bedelia’s muted triumphant slip of a smile on “I would have preferred to be the last.” She KNOWS she’s finally landed a direct marriage hit, third time’s the fucking charm.

HIS FAAAAACE

Yes Will, welcome to Hannigram hell! It’s horrible I’m so sorry.

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7.17 The Born-Again Identity

INT. DAPHNE ALLEN’S HOUSE – DAY

[Dean is looking at this fucking guy and this is Cas and he is definitely playing some kind of long game, right? This is a ruse. It’s got to be some sort of setup to protect himself.]

EMMANUEL/CASTIEL is removing the gag and ropes binding DAPHNE.

[Dean is watching this and all he sees is CAS.
HE KNOWS WITH EVERYTHING THAT HE IS THAT THIS GUY IS CAS]

EMMANUEL/CASTIEL
That creature hurt you.

[DEAN STILL THINKS THIS IS CAS]

DAPHNE
I’m okay. But, Emmanuel… They were looking for you.

[DEAN STILL THINKS THIS IS CAS]

EMMANUEL/CASTIEL
It’s okay.

[DEAN STILL THINKS THIS IS CAS]

[to DEAN] I’m Emmanuel.

[DEAN STILL THINKS THIS IS CAS WHO IS TALKING TO HIM AND THAT CAS WANTS HIM TO CALL HIM “EMMANUEL”]

EMMANUEL/CASTIEL holds out his hand and DEAN shakes it.

[DEAN STILL THINKS THIS IS CAS]

DEAN
Dean. I’m…Dean.

[DEAN STILL FUCKING THINKS THIS IS CAS AND THAT CAS IS MAKING HIM PUT ON THE MOST PAINFUL SHOW OF HIS GODDAMN LIFE]

EMMANUEL/CASTIEL
Thank you for protecting my wife.

DEAN
Your wife. Right.

[DEAN STILL FUCKING THINKS THIS IS CAS AND NOW HE THINKS HE’S GOTTA GO ALONG WITH CAS CALLING HIMSELF “EMMANUEL” SO HIS BRAND NEW FUCKING WIFE DOESN’T FIND OUT]

EMMANUEL/CASTIEL
I saw his face. His real face.

[DEAN STILL FUCKING THINKS THIS IS CAS]

DEAN
He was a demon.

[DEAN IS PLAYING ALONG. DEAN. STILL. FUCKING. THINKS. THAT. THIS. IS. CAS.]

EMMANUEL/CASTIEL
A demon walked the Earth.

[DEAN FUCKING FIGURES IT OUT!!!!]

DEAN
Demons. Whackloads of them. You don’t know about…?

DAPHNE
[to EMMANUEL/CASTIEL] You saw the demon’s true face.

[to DEAN] Emmanuel has very special gifts.

[DEAN RADIATES RELIEF AND STOPS MOURNING FOR HIMSELF. CAS DIDN’T SNEAK OFF AND GET MARRIED. CAS IS STILL GONE. THIS IS A DIFFERENT PERSON. CAS ISN’T GONNA MAKE HIM PRETEND FOR THE WIFE. CAS HAS NO IDEA WHO HE IS!]

DEAN
Yeah. I-I’ve heard that about… Emmanuel. That you can heal people up.

I was watching this when it was on the re-runs last week and I had to back up and watch it three times. I’d never paid close enough attention but, when Dean’s in the house, he thinks that Cas knows who he is. He thinks Cas knows that he is Castiel, Angel of the Lord. Dean CLEARLY, up until the very point that Emmanuel wonders about a demon walking the earth,

RIGHT UP UNTIL THAT VERY POINT

IS 100% CONVINCED that Cas woke up after the Leviathan left him, crawled up on shore, and decided to walk away from their life. To not talk to Dean or ever acknowledge him or his own life again. He decided to never call. Decided it would be best if his former best friend thought he was dead. Dean thinks that Cas decided it was better for Dean to believe he was dead. Dean thinks Castiel consciously made this decision.

Dean is CONVINCED, up until Emmanuel clearly betrays ignorance, that this is Cas’s new life he’s accidentally walked into and that he’s gonna make some excuse to get rid of Dean so he can continue to have a peaceful life with his wife.

Up UNTIL THAT FUCKING MOMENT

DEAN IS IN AGONY

THINKING THAT CAS WALKED AWAY

GOT MARRIED WITHOUT HIM, LET HIM THINK HE WAS DEAD,

AND DOESN’T EVER WANT TO BE A PART OF HIS LIFE AGAIN.

Every line of dialogue up until “a demon walked the earth?” is Dean in complete pain because he thinks that Cas will turn him around, tell him he likes what he has now more than he ever wanted to be a part of Dean’s fucked up family, and he thinks Cas will say goodbye to him. He thinks he’s showing Dean how happy he is in his new life, how loving and devoted a husband he is, and that he’s much better off without Dean in his world.

I don’t have S07 on my computer to make caps of it right now. But go back and watch, line by line, as Dean is in this house expecting that Cas is happier than he’s ever been and that Cas will never really be in his life again. Watch Dean realize that he’s supposed to call this guy “Emmanuel” and he’s supposed to recognize this wife of his as if she were any other pleasant person. Watch him believe that he’s got to walk away from here before he destroys the peace that Cas has found.

He thinks Daphne is beautiful and, yeah, why wouldn’t Cas tell some fibs so he could have this for the rest of his life? An unquestioningly loving wife, a quiet home, the opportunity to heal people without drama.

For those long moments as Cas is untying his wife, Dean thinks he just stepped in where he should have known he wasn’t wanted. He’s so sure that he should have expected this somehow. Should have done a day of recon, seen him, and known not to intrude. Should have known that the way Cas would try to “make it up to him” was to take himself out of Dean’s life if death didn’t do him that favor.

He is SO SURE. It’s absolutely heartbreaking.

And when he realizes that Cas isn’t playing a game, that he really doesn’t understand what’s going on, that Cas isn’t gonna turn him away– “I know you need help, but you know I can’t help you and you have to go before Daphne finds out we know one another. I can’t let you ruin her life, too.”

He realizes that’s not gonna happen.

He’s so relieved.

And up until Meg joins the party, I really think Dean is convinced that Emmanuel will just help Sam and he can tuck him away in his new life, make sure he’s safe from harm and let him go.

And when it turns out more complicated than that. Dude. You KNOW he’s relieved. He probably feels like a selfish shit for it and angry all the while. Because Cas broke so much and then, what– his mind protected him? He got to walk away?

And there’s no walking away from this. So he can be that selfish. He can drag Cas back in. Cas is strong. He can handle it. They’ll both fix everything and–

It all goes so sideways from there anyhow.

But I am now officially PLAGUED by the way that Dean is convinced he’s got to walk away and let Cas play house.

Without him.

And my heart, which wants them to be happy together so badly, just screams. Because then it’s more like ‘you could marry a stranger but you couldn’t come back and love ME?

I mean, what if Dean knows, by that point, that he’s had nightmares and been drinking over losing Cas because he knows that, if things had gone a different way, he would have slipped up or fessed up? What if, by then, he’s realized he was so torn apart by Cas’s death because he loved him?

SO THEN I GOTTA REWATCH THE SCENE AGAIN

AND BAWL MY EYES OUT THIS TIME

Because Cas married a stranger while Dean was mourning his best friend, mourning the loss of his family, mourning for the person he loved.

And I’m just saying.

If you ever want your heart physically ripped out of your body, this scene would take pleasure in doing that for you.

WATCH IT A THIRD TIME.

Imagine that something inside Dean’s head is screaming at the top of its lungs “I LOVE YOU. I FOUND YOU AND I LOVE YOU. I FOUND YOU AND I LOVE YOU AND YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU’RE MARRIED. I FOUND YOU, I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE MARRIED, AND I’M GONNA HAVE TO WALK AWAY FROM YOU.”

And then come over and let’s lay down together in a mass of soft pillows and eat cookies and weep.

Baker's Dozen, Week Three, Part One - a preview

Alright, guys. This is a rough cut - there may be some errors, and it may change a bit on the final edit, but I have a TON of work to get done today and tomorrow, and I am growing less confident that the whole chapter will be done by tomorrow night. So, just in case, a tumblr preview of Date Night.

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“A date?” Emma asks her from the other side of the sofa. “I wasn’t sure you knew what that word meant.”

“Very funny,” Regina mutters with a roll of her eyes, carefully painting her nails in a bold red that matches the dress she plans to wear tomorrow night. The red one she bought over a year ago “for a rainy day” that still has the tags on it. The sleeves are a little too short for the weather but it flatters her, and she likes the slim keyhole in the top, likes the way the red works with her skintone and her dark hair.

“Who’s the lucky guy?”

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anonymous asked:

Plus, I rewatched TWS today. And basically whole movie is abt Nat pushing Cap towards dating and he keeps coming up with excuses. And it seems rly weird to me. Even when I atched it the 1st time, it didnt make much sense:\ They're like showing us that Steve's not very interested in any women at all. Even when he asked Sharon out it didnt seem very scincere to me.

Well you have to remember that every time Bucky got them a double date that the girls only had eyes for Bucky and no one else, it was like Steve wasn’t even there. So yeah maybe he and Bucky had something behind closed doors because in the 20′s and 30′s you could be beaten up, arrested, or killed just for being gay, they didn’t understand it back then and it was hard for everyone having to hid who they really were and having to “date” girls just to hid who they really were.

So maybe Steve and Bucky did have something together and they had to hid it because of what people might think of them. I mean they could be both bi and they can go either way, because Steve kind of fell for Peggy but at the same time he still likes Bucky a lot.

So maybe they are both bi and they just had to hid who they were out in public, and since Steve woke up in the 21st century he wasn’t sure who he really was without Bucky or Peggy, so he wasn’t so sure about dating anyone even with Natasha pushing him to go on dates and being set up on dates.

I mean that’s what I think, maybe it could be true, maybe not. But like Steve said in TWS, “it’s hard to find someone with shared life experience“ so maybe he’s pointing to Bucky or Peggy.