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anonymous asked:

Okay I'm totally going to need you to convince me how this is going to be okay because right now I actually feel pretty sick. I don't see how they have enough time once they leave the framework for Fitz to deal with this trauma. Fitz has killed a woman now, even if he wasn't aware he was doing it. And if he tortures Daisy, I just don't think I can watch that. To come out and have their happy engagement would be wrong and rushed. When do they get to heal? Where is the payoff???

Hi Anon!  And anyone else who needs this…

Its Going to be Okay!

This story isn’t supposed to be happy or fun, we are in a reality built by a crazy, evil book influenced, programmed by the questionable Dr. Radcliffe, and obsessed with becoming a real girl AIDA here.  She has twisted each and every single character.  Fitz and May more than anyone else. 

I’m just going to run down my major points here.  I hope it helps.  Again I am not ashamed to say that I am still enjoying this arc.  Its uncomfortable and frustrating as all get out.  But it has me rooting SO HARD for Fitzsimmons right now.  For the entire team right now. 

Fitz partly a distraction:

We all know that something the writers do is the fake out.   They have us looking at and focused on one thing so we literally don’t see the truck that is coming at us from left field.   Season 2 for example.  When Real Shield made their move it looked like they were our big bad of the season, that would be the arc.  When in fact it was Jaiying and the Inhumans that were the bigger threat.  So right now they have the fandom so wrapped up in Fitz….that we are ‘missing’ that thing over in left field about to hit us.  A betrayal is coming guys and its going to hurt.

Fitz has been brainwashed:

This is not our Fitz.  Period.  Iain said at Wondercon that they were two different people.  Two different characters.  Radcliffe said when talking to him, he talked about our Fitz as a different person, because he was.   We saw over and over throughout the episode AIDA manipulate him.  I see things like taking his hand, asking for him to protect her, of vocalizing they are trying to take him from her as the triggers.  You know how we know he’s been brainwashed…how down right TERRIFIED AIDA was of Radcliffe talking to him.  That Jemma was taken out of the picture even before she could be a factor in his life.  That AIDA boasted that she had manipulated this world and those in it to meet her needs and wants.  Yes, she fixed a regret but each regret built on her fantasy.

With Fitz this goes well beyond fixing a regret.  I still believe that initially making him the son his father wanted was just step one in AIDA’s process.  AIDA took him as her own. 

Everyone is Dark:

We’re not done yet here guys.  We have more oh please no moment coming with everyone coming.   And yes, Fitz is one of the most drastically different and one they are making sure to highlight but I am uncomfortable with everyone.

  • Coulson:  Yes he’s breaking thanks to Tahiti but he still let Hydra take off with one of his own students.  The big reason I think we have Coulson back is he is getting that “you did make a difference/Shield needs you arc here”.   Mace is not the leader that Shield needs…he wasn’t in the real world and he won’t be here. 
  • Mace:  I am really worried about this version of Mace.   While he is doing the right thing I’m afraid he’s going to do some things in that quest that aren’t good.  Not to mention that he is a massive threat to the lives of May and Fitz.  He will kill either one of them given a chance.  He almost reminds me of Jaiying a little here with the “One of us” comment from the promo especially makes me thing of this.
  • Mack:  He will do ANYTHING to protect his daughter (and low key worried how he found the Resistance so easily here guys).  He sold out Daisy.  But what was very interesting was his view on Inhumans.  When we first met Mack he was ‘against’ them for lack of a better word.  It was work with Daisy, Coulson, and Shield that helped him change his mind and become one of their greatest protectors.
  • May:  Has been twisted as much as Fitz has.  She has been in there the longest.  Gone through the most ‘reboots’ of the Framework.  It was her team that beat up Daisy.  It was her that manipulated Mack using Hope. She is number 3 in Hydra and is a huge threat to her own team as well as a target.
  • Ward:  So leery of Ward.  I really fear Jemma will be who he betrays again.  And its also interesting he could have gotten a shot on Madame Hydra there…#1….instead aimed for Fitz Hydras #2.  Just saying guys…our master manipulators might be at work again here.  For him if it comes down to giving up Jemma to save Skye…he’s going to give up Jemma to save Skye.  Just as Mack gave up Daisy to save Hope.


They are their own worst enemies: 

AIDA is likely the worst villain they have gone up against, a horrid culmination of everyone they have faced before.  She isn’t dumb she built this world for HER.  She is using loopholes to her advantage.  Otherwise I firmly feel that everyone but Fitz would already be dead.  So since she had to keep them alive she manipulated (even bragged to Radcliffe that she’d done it) those regrets for her gain.

She also has been in everyone’s heads.  She’s been around the team before. She knows they are the biggest threat to her when they are working together as a team.   So she either split them up or turned them on each other. 

She has also made them each others dragons.  It is clear now AIDA is in Madame Hydra.  She knows right where Mace and the Playground is but allows the Resistance to continue because it feeds into the manipulation.  Especially with Fitz, its another thing he has to protect her from.

I discussed in my meta last night that AIDA seems to be trying to make it so the team won’t ‘want’ to save Fitz (more lies, more manipulation).   Here he’s The Doctor, Mace won’t bat and eye if he can kill him  Isn’t going to give Jemma the resources she needs to get him alive.  AIDA has painted Jemma as the villain.  Leaving Jemma pretty much alone now in trying to save him (oh look another parallel).  She has Coulson for now but I’m betting he will be pulled away too soon by saving Daisy or getting to May.

She took Fitz as her own:

A lot of what AIDA has done was to build this world how she wanted.  To get who and what she wanted, and she wanted Fitz.  Someone who would love and protect her.  Made her happy.  Her interaction with Radcliffe very telling.  We said that Fitz treating her like a person would come back…and boy has it ever.  She also wanted someone that loved and protected her like Fitz did with Jemma…so she took Jemma’s place.  May too, she’s ‘rewarded’ May with a high position because I believe May respected her, liked her, called her brave.

But in taking Fitz in so many ways we really do have an epic love story set up here.   Jemma is going to have to fight to get him back.  I feel like part of that whole spectacle on the island with Agnes was for show.  That AIDA knew Jemma was there  set up that whole thing with Agnes so Fitz would see it.  Try to shake Jemma, make her think that he was too far gone,.  It also took away the little support Jemma had found.  Leaving her alone in trying to save him.  AIDA is scared as heck of Jemma and her saving him.

AIDA also doesn’t have him fully yet.   Fitz says he would cross the universe for her but he HAS done it for Jemma.

Fitz is in there:

In the horror of feels that was last night we saw Fitz peeking through more than once.  And every single time we saw it it was because Jemma was in the mix either in person or in a picture.  And only with Jemma, May, Daisy, and Radcliffe had no effect (though Radcliffe planted seeds, very important seeds). 

Originally posted by stydiaislove

Aside for Coulson who is aided by Tahiti we haven’t seen anyone else ‘break through” at all. 

  • May:  Came into contact with Fitz, Daisy, and Mack…nothing. 
  • Mace:  Came into contact with Jemma, Mack, and Coulson…nothing.
  • Mack:  Came into contact with Daisy, May, Mace, and Coulson…nothing.

Engagement is Endgame:

When we look back at interviews from Loeb, Jed, and Mo they have been hinting at this arc all season.  And they have been setting up an engagement for Fitzsimmons all season too. 

“This young man as you have never seen him before” that was what Leob said at SDCC and also where we first heard the ‘reward’ talk.  And we have seen them pay off everything so far. And coupled with the timing of Jed’s quote in EW, engagement coming up in 15, hints all season, and getting their middle names.  I think once they are out they aren’t going to risk it again.

“It could happen.  If they ever get back together, that’s something that could happen in their future.”

And I’m sorry to say this but this is TV, A drama at that, we have to jump through all sorts of hoops to get this kind of pay off.  That is part of why we are now tearing our hair out and crying until Jemma gets him back.  And when she does the pay off will be worth it.  Look at what we got after Hogface.

The Fallout:

AOS has never ‘dealt’ with trauma and recovery very well.  Even Daisy’s recovery a victim of the Ghost Rider Arc.  It is often done over hiatus or “off camera.  Now we have a situation where its the whole cast that will have things to deal with.  So yes, we will miss seeing it but because we don’t see it doesn’t mean it won’t happen. 

We can also have the healing ‘begin’ in the Framework, especially for Fitz as he helps get everyone out or plays a part in stopping AIDA once as for all. 


Sorry that was a lot but I hope it helps.  Just remember its always Darkest before the Dawn and our Sunrise is coming guys.

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So, earlier when I was writing my post about Eggsy and Tilde, I realized that I need a whole separate post about how Eggsy loves and respects women.

So here, have a gifset of Eggsy loving and respecting the women in his life.  And also, have me telling you why every gif here is a good example (as well as discussing a few scenes that aren’t pictured). The wall of text under this read more is akin to the Great Wall of China.  Beware.

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My History of Science Was Wrong
  • Back when Venus passed between Earth and the Sun, a conversation with a local astronomer got me interested in reading just a little bit about the history of astronomy. I was completely surprised by how reasonable old-timey theories like Aristotle's levity/gravity and a geocentric Earth are--IF you drop your presentist knowledge in favour of the tools that were around at the time.
  • I learned a lot of things from reading just one (long) online comment-thread
  • Part of the understanding is just how crazy our modern cosmology is. Of course none of us question it because there were astronauts on the moon on TV and besides our teachers told us so and they have a higher social position and education than we do. (Bacon) This really hit home for me when I read that some ancient Greek natural-philosophers had measured how fast the Earth would have to spin to validate heliocentricity and concluded the number (~10,000 mph) was ludicrous. It sure feels like I'm standing still and not being blown by a 10,000 mph wind!
  • One ancient natural-philosopher speculated: If only there were some kind of ... ENVELOPE, or SHEATH, that would protect everything from spinning off and keep the air still on the Earth as the Earth whirled at its . Speaking of ad-hoc theories that fail Ockham's Razor....
  • (But wait ... how could they make that calculation if they thought the Earth was Flat because no Colón/Magellan...? I think that's another misconception I'll have to remedy later.)
  • Also interesting is that the concept of relativistic frames shows up in the 14th century. To say whether the celestial sphere or the Earthly sphere is rotating (what the stars can be observed to do at night) ... well, it's all just a matter of perspective, innit? Neither one "is really" rotating, it's just that the "other" is rotating -- considered from wherever "you" are standing.
  • I was also reminded, in imagining the astronomers working with their epicycles to predict -- quantitatively, not necessarily knowing the underlying mechanism -- the motions of the stars and planets, of quantitative finance. Particularly the machine-learning side. We just try to figure out *a* formula that works. If it has lower Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension, great, but all we're really trying to do is predict what will happen or, more often, the risk of X happening. I can imagine future economists looking back on what fools we are, with our neural nets trained on the wrong data and overfitting the wrong functional forms. All for the sake of making a dollar and getting that social approval.
  • Have you ever tried explaining why inertia is right and things all fall at the same speed to a kid? Because things don't all fall at the same speed, and smoke in fact goes up. Not only that, but (if you have chosen to live far enough away from artificial light or regularly venture there at night) the sky is obviously still and even with great precision we can't measure parallax. Not to mention
  • Also -- that whole "Humans have over time come to see themselves as less and less special or privileged in the order of the universe"? Who said that, Sagan? I oughtta put a different book in front of his face before he promulgated all that stuff. The ancients and medievals didn't see humans as special or privileged by the Earth being at the centre of the Universe. They saw us as being at the bottom (which we obviously are. all the Heavens are above us. "up" is defined as the normal to the manifold surface of the Earth) of the natural order. This is totally consistent with the Fallen post-Eden state -- the Earth getting older and decaying, Man living shorter and shorter lifespans and falling deeper into Sin, the great civilisations of the past crumbling and decaying.
  • Anyway, there are way too many informative things said by different people to do "Quote" posts and I want these to be tied together. So I'm using the "Chat" Format instead.
  • if heliocentrism is so blatantly obvious and only the stupid Catholics didn’t get it because of their “blind faith”, why did the Chinese, who were unencumbered by both Aristotle and the Bible, have to wait until the Jesuits – of all people – came, rather than vice versa? It’s funny how all these clamorous indictments against the Catholic Church for holding back science somehow amount to a big insult to non-European civilizations, who didn’t have the evil Church to hold them back and somehow still didn’t make it, despite being given a 1000-year headstart.
  • Don’t forget, heliocentrism had been falsified in good Popperian fashion by the absence of the predicted stellar parallax and the lack of eastward deflection in falling bodies. (Good evidence why Popper is inadequate.) The latter was not empirically settled until the 1790s when Gugliemini dropped weights down the inside of the spiral staircase of the tower of the Univ. of Bologna. The former was apparently settled when Calandrelli observed parallax in a-Lyrae. (“Apparently” because some have contended that he could not have actually observed it. However, it was reported in the literature in 1803.)
  • the Jesuits were half-way convinced. Grienberger was reported to have said that Scheiner was on board and even Clavius was not far from the Copernican system. Then GG had to get into a flame war with Grassi over the comets of 1618, where Grassi had made meticulous telescopic observations and was clearly right on the science while GG had not even bothered to observe them, and so the Jesuits, who had earlier celebrated Galileo, sat on their hands when he went on trial.
  • Galileo declared that the comets of 1618 were emanations in the earth’s atmosphere; whereas the Jesuit astronomers claimed they were bodies in highly eccentric orbits that had come from somewhere beyond the moon. In the Dialogo, Galileo had claimed the ocean tides were sloshing caused by the earth’s rotation and so conclusive proof. But centuries before, Aquinas had written that the tides were caused somehow by the moon.
  • Somebody else pointed out that the Catholics have had the longest-running astronomical observatory in the world. Elsewhere that Aquinas wrote that there are multiple possible interpretations of the Bible and we shouldn't settle on THE official one until we know it's true (however false interpretations can be ruled out)
  • Apparently the future Pope told Galileo in 1611 that the theologians needed a little time to go over his work. He pushed them on the issue and said they needed to reinterpret the Bible based on his work of natural philosophy, That was a no-no because only the Church can interpret the Bible (this is before Martin Luther) and that is in fact where all of their political power comes from. So rather than being anti-science, the Church was forced, politically, into taking GG head on when, for intellectual reasons, they woudl have preferred to continue their centuries-long project of squaring science with religion.
  • (In the discussion it coes clear that science and religion as we think of them today are misleading terms, because science as we understand it didn't exist and neither did religion as we understand it. Natural philosophy, astronomy, geometry, and theology are better terms.
  • here's what the other guy said:
  • The Catholic Church has one of the oldest operating observatories in the world. During the time the Catholic Church was ascendant, Europe experienced one of the greatest scientific booms in world history.
  • The conflict thesis about Galileo and Bruno are basically urban legends that have little connection to what actually happened. It always disappoints atheists when they find out that Galileo was actually kind of a dick, and Bruno wasn't executed in the slightest for his support of heliocentrism, but I try to always attack urban legends whenever they crop up.
  • Geocentricity was not seen to support humanity’s “specialness”. The centre of the universe was the bottom of the universe – everywhere you looked was up. That we occupy the place of least dignity in the universe was a commonplace of classical & medieval poetry. --Andrew Brew
  • "Anachronistically, we tend to think the Church's great problem was negotiating the difference between dogma and emerging science. But the Galileo debate was superimposed on a much older struggle to assimilate Greek thought (Aristotle) w Church teaching." —Jim Harrison
  • "Immutability of the heavens is not & never was prerequisite to geocentricity. Stoics rejected immutability & accepted geo."—@rmathematicus
  • "There is an obsession with suggesting that X was wrong, and that the 'truth' came along and bulldozed all previous lies."—Pete Langman
  • "contrary to popular opinion, Copernicus’ De revolutionibus was not on the Librorum Prohibitorum but only referred there until corrected."
  • "Kepler worried about having his book on the Librorum Prohibitorum but friends pointed out that it became more attractive, forbidden fruit."
  • "All the ban meant was that scholars could not find the book on open shelves but had to apply…duly delivered from the poison cabinet."
  • attributed as a chat
  • presentist ... fuels debate
  • W
  • Jim Harrison: What really ended the debate was not a decision on which system had fewer epicycles and assumptions, but the emergence of a persuasive dynamic explanation. So long as it’s just a matter of geometry, Tycho’s system works as well as a heliocentric system even if you consider the phases of Venus. Once you develop laws of motion and a theory of gravity, however, it becomes pretty hard to think that the itty bitty Earth is lording it over the enormous sun. It seems there was this guy named Newton…
  • Came across a historian of science who is tearing apart the story we were all told about the Catholic Church and Galileo.
  • https: //thonyc.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/but-it-doesn%e2%80%99t-move/
  • A few choice quotes:
  • @rmathematicus: if heliocentrism is so blatantly obvious and only the stupid Catholics didn’t get it because of their “blind faith”, why did the Chinese, who were unencumbered by both Aristotle and the Bible, have to wait until the Jesuits – of all people – came, rather than vice versa? It’s funny how all these clamorous indictments against the Catholic Church for holding back science somehow amount to a big insult to non-European civilizations, who didn’t have the evil Church to hold them back and somehow still didn’t make it, despite being given a 1000-year headstart.
  • @rmathematicus: Don’t forget, heliocentrism had been falsified in good Popperian fashion by the absence of the predicted stellar parallax and the lack of eastward deflection in falling bodies. (Good evidence why Popper is inadequate.) The latter was not empirically settled until the 1790s when Gugliemini dropped weights down the inside of the spiral staircase of the tower of the Univ. of Bologna. The former was apparently settled when Calandrelli observed parallax in a-Lyrae. (“Apparently” because some have contended that he could not have actually observed it. However, it was reported in the literature in 1803.)
  • @rmathematicus: the Jesuits were half-way convinced. Grienberger was reported to have said that Scheiner was on board and even Clavius was not far from the Copernican system. Then GG had to get into a flame war with Grassi over the comets of 1618, where Grassi had made meticulous telescopic observations and was clearly right on the science while GG had not even bothered to observe them, and so the Jesuits, who had earlier celebrated Galileo, sat on their hands when he went on trial.
  • @rmathematics: Galileo declared that the comets of 1618 were emanations in the earth’s atmosphere; whereas the Jesuit astronomers claimed they were bodies in highly eccentric orbits that had come from somewhere beyond the moon. In the Dialogo, Galileo had claimed the ocean tides were sloshing caused by the earth’s rotation and so conclusive proof. But centuries before, Aquinas had written that the tides were caused somehow by the moon.
  • @rmathematicus: Somebody else pointed out that the Catholics have had the longest-running astronomical observatory in the world. Elsewhere that Aquinas wrote that there are multiple possible interpretations of the Bible and we shouldn't settle on THE official one until we know it's true (however false interpretations can be ruled out)
  • @rmathematicus: Apparently the future Pope told Galileo in 1611 that the theologians needed a little time to go over his work. He pushed them on the issue and said they needed to reinterpret the Bible based on his work of natural philosophy, That was a no-no because only the Church can interpret the Bible (this is before Martin Luther) and that is in fact where all of their political power comes from. So rather than being anti-science, the Church was forced, politically, into taking GG head on when, for intellectual reasons, they woudl have preferred to continue their centuries-long project of squaring science with religion.
  • @isomorphisms: (In the discussion it coes clear that science and religion as we think of them today are misleading terms, because science as we understand it didn't exist and neither did religion as we understand it. Natural philosophy, astronomy, geometry, and theology are better terms.
  • here's what the other guy said:
  • The Catholic Church has one of the oldest operating observatories in the world. During the time the Catholic Church was ascendant, Europe experienced one of the greatest scientific booms in world history.
  • The conflict thesis about Galileo and Bruno are basically urban legends that have little connection to what actually happened. It always disappoints atheists when they find out that Galileo was actually kind of a dick, and Bruno wasn't executed in the slightest for his support of heliocentrism, but I try to always attack urban legends whenever they crop up.
  • Andrew Brew: Geocentricity was not seen to support humanity’s “specialness”. The centre of the universe was the bottom of the universe – everywhere you looked was up. That we occupy the place of least dignity in the universe was a commonplace of classical & medieval poetry.
  • Jim Harrison: Anachronistically, we tend to think the Church's great problem was negotiating the difference between dogma and emerging science. But the Galileo debate was superimposed on a much older struggle to assimilate Greek thought (Aristotle) w Church teaching.
  • @rmathematicus: Immutability of the heavens is not & never was prerequisite to geocentricity. The Stoics, for example, rejected immutability & accepted geocentricity.
  • Pete Langman: There is an obsession with suggesting that X was wrong, and that the 'truth' came along and bulldozed all previous lies.
  • "contrary to popular opinion, Copernicus’ De revolutionibus was not on the Librorum Prohibitorum but only referred there until corrected."
  • "Kepler worried about having his book on the Librorum Prohibitorum but friends pointed out that it became more attractive, forbidden fruit."
  • "All the ban meant was that scholars could not find the book on open shelves but had to apply…duly delivered from the poison cabinet."

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One day when Rei is climbing out of the pool and Mako is there to offer a hand instead of getting out of the pool Rei pulls Mako down to his level and kisses him (even better it's at a joint practice and he wasn't thinking straight at the time)

It had become a thing.  Makoto’s pulling Haru out to signal the end of practice had shifted to Makoto pulling Rei out to signal the end of practice.  Haru had finally started getting out on his own and it was the butterfly swimmer who was pushing himself to the max now.  Obviously they all noticed but no one said anything.  Because it was just… Makoto.  Makoto watching out for them.  They same way he insisted Nagisa wear at least a jacket on cooler days because he got sick the easiest out of all of them.  The way he would place himself between Gou and guys staring at her when they were all out doing things.

It had become a thing.  Rei lingering in the pool even after he was ready to go.  Taking a few extra laps even though his arms and legs were weighted down and his hair would surely smell like the pool for the rest of his life.  It was his thing now.  Because Haru would pull himself out of the pool when it was time to go and now Makoto would offer his hand to Rei.  He knew they all saw it and he was pretty sure Nagisa, the little devil that was his best friend, knew the reason behind it.  It wasn’t just him practicing hard.  He was doing that, of course.  But it was because for those brief moments he would grab Makoto’s hand and a shock of heat would course through his body.  In that moment he would feel like he could do anything.

But he was certain Makoto didn’t even have the slightest attraction to him.

Joint practices with Samezuka were always tough.  The Iwatobi team tended to work harder than usual, seemingly to prove that they really were deserving of every word of praise they had achieved.  It was even tougher for Rei because at every joint practice Rin made it his personal mission to seek Rei out and pester him.  Share friendly barbs back and forth.  Rin liked his sass and his quick thinking.

So naturally it was Rin who noticed how Rei’s eyes would linger on Makoto a bit more often than necessary.  The way he would shift towards the captain’s voice when he spoke from across the pool.  The way his cheeks turned red when Makoto clapped him on the back or praised him.

“Just kiss him already, sheesh.  I’m getting old just watching you.”  

Rei glares at Rin and adjusts his goggles.  "I will if you will,“ he retorts, glancing meaningfully at Rin’s own captain.  (If Rin had noticed the way Rei looked at Makoto then Rei had certainly noticed the way Rin watched Seijuro.)  He then makes a picture perfect dive into the water and Rin chases after him with a smirk.

Everyone is clearing out from the pool and heading to the locker rooms when Makoto approaches the edge and smiles when Rei reaches him.  He offers his hand and Rei shakes his head and motions Makoto to crouch next to the edge and when he does Rei reaches out and grabs the towel around Makoto’s neck.  The brunet loses his balance a little and tumbles forward, catching himself on the edge with a surprised grunt.

Rei uses the angle and closeness to his advantage to close the few inches of space between them and place a kiss on Makoto’s lips.  It’s short and sweet and Makoto is still trying to process it when he hears Nagsia whoop from a few feet away and Rei quickly pulls himself out of the pool.

Seijuro lets out a whistle from the other side of the pool where he was standing with Rin and Ai.  When Ai asks Rin whats wrong Seijuro looks and sees Rin’s face turning a adorable shade of red.  A shade that turns even brighter when Rei calls out from across the pool.

“I’m getting old over here, Matsuoka.”

anonymous asked:

Hey Lyssa, I was thinking about a fic of eremika, where the 'war' wasn't over yet, and they find out Mika was pregnant, with the storyline through the battle, or something & if u didn't write one like that, pls could u? Something fluff & cute & happy

Okay this is a little sad cause I chose to follow canon, but still fluffy cause they so sweet to each other. This was so hard to write knowing that really time hasn’t gone by that fast and they’re only 15 still (okay I had to fudge the time a bit since I know it was confirmed it’s only been 3 months since Trost but I needed Mikasa to actually be showing which take 3-4 months lol so here it’s been about 3-4 months since they got Eren back.) The poor things would be terrified. What I did like about writing it was I think Eren has matured so much, and I feel even at fifteen he understands things so much more than he did during Trost. Babies ;-; 

It was just the nerves Mikasa told herself. They were going back to Shigansina, her home before it was taken away from her. That probably was enough to make anyone feel sick every morning. Eren asked one morning after he held her hair back as she got sick over the toilet what was wrong. Mikasa told him she was nervous about the mission, about seeing what their home had become and he nodded in understanding.

As she sat on her horse heading out to reclaim Wall Maria she knew it was anything but just nerves. Really she supposed she knew all along but it wasn’t until she watched her normally completely flat stomach start to curve out that she knew. They were always so careful; they didn’t have the luxury of having anything to protect against pregnancy so they took their own precautions. Clearly, something didn’t work as well as they wanted.

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Soranowoto was a really interesting watch. The show had a mix of a lot of different elements, a fun cast, and a story that I wasn’t really expecting. I’ll try this without spoilers. 

The part of Soranowoto that I enjoyed the most was the world building in it. It starts off with a seemingly innocuous WWI / WWII setting in a picturesque mountain village. Over the course of the show you learn more and more about the world and it all slowly comes together. The mystery of what is going on in the world along with the slow reveal makes it an A+ world in my mind. I always wanted to know what was going to be revealed about the world next. I still want to know more about the world, it was that captivating. I have to give credit to the staff for how well created the town of Seize was. Some of the staff spent time in a village in Spain and modeled the town in the show after it. The details in the city, the festivals, all of it is so perfect. 

The show focuses on the daily lives of 5 soldiers stationed in the city. Our protagonist Kanata is your fairly standard good girl protag who doesn’t really have a large defining feature. Thankfully she gets over her mary sue start and becomes quite the pleasant character. 

Felicia is the mother of the group as well as the commanding officer at the bastion. She is always there for the rest of her squad, and takes most of the pressure of military life on her shoulders and keeps the younger members of her squad from having to face the cruelty of the world. At least for as long as she can. 

Noel is the genius inventor. She’s quiet, probably has narcolepsy, and doesn’t say much unless she really has something to contribute. She spends most of her free time in the hangar tinkering with artifacts from the past. Noel gets bonus points for wearing a scarf. She is my personal character of the show. When she has her time in the spotlight it is really well done and tells us a lot about her. 

Kureha is the other young squad member. She starts off being a little tsundere for Rio, but overtime becomes a lot less stereotypical. For me she was the weakest member of the cast and was just kind of there most of the time. That’s not to say that she was a bad character, but of the main cast she impressed me the least. The rest of cast have themes tied into more military consequences of war and Kureha is more representative of the how conflict effects the average joe. 

RIo is the cool senpai / big sister of the cast. She takes on the role of teaching Kanata how to play the trumpet and introducing her to her new life. It seems that Rio is the one leading Kanata around and teaching her about the world, but in a lot of ways Rio is the one learning how to accept her position in the world from Kanata. The dynamic between Rio and Kanata is one of the things that drives the story and keeps things moving along. It’s also the character pairing that is explored the most. The two interact really well and build off of each other. 

Each of the characters had their backstory and thematic message rooted in some consequence of war. I’m not going to go into what I feel each character represents since I’m trying to do this without spoilers, but I was pleasantly surprised with the writing of the characters. 

One of the things that really struck me about this show was that while it is a moe SoL, it has some very poignant themes throughout. A good chunk of the show is cute girls doing cute things, but the show manages to present something a bit more. The theme that comes across the most is a strong anti-war theme. This isn’t unusual for anime. Shows like Gundam, Strike Witches, and really most shows that involve war tend to have pretty strong anti-war themes. A recent exception to this would be GATE which glorifies the JSDF and has intense nationalistic themes. That aside, the anti-war theme was done really well in this show. It never just went war is bad kids, but instead showed how the conflict had torn the world apart and what the consequences of it were. There are a lot of other themes explored in the show, but that’s the main one I’m going to talk about. 

As much as I loved this show, it does have its share of flaws. For me the main flaw was episode 8. It wasn’t a bad episode persay, but it was soooo much weaker than the previous, and following episodes. It didn’t really give us any meaningful interaction between the characters, and was Kanata waiting for a phone call for the whole day while she dealt with various interruptions. It lacked the things that made the other episodes special.. 

The other main thing that took a bit away from the show was the tone whiplash that happened in a few places. The main one was between episodes 7-7.5 or 8 if you didn’t watch the OVA originally. It went from a very serious episode that featured the soul crushing backstory of a character and then immediately went to something bright and cheery. Also the transition from the episode to the ED was very jarring sometimes. 

The animation was also a bit sketchy sometimes. It never went full budget, but there were parts that were definitely cutting corners. For the big impactful scenes the animation was up to par though. So it wasn’t a big deal. 

The OST and incorporation of music into the show was perfect. Of all the shows I’ve watched this has had one of the best sound tracks, and used music as a way to tell the story as well. Where some shows would go for a dramatic speech or maybe a battle, Soranowoto used a song to convey the same thing. It was beautiful and one of the best uses of music I’ve seen in a show. I don’t think I’ll be able to listen to Amazing Grace without tearing up a little bit from here on. It was absolutely beautiful recording of the song on the trumpet. 

The OP had some really cool things going on as well. The first time I saw it I was like wtf is this. It’s really stylized and while it fit the world that was presented to us, it seemed pretty weird. The OP is actually a tribute to the works of Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. All of the scenes from the OP are based off of one of his works. I’m not sure exactly how that plays into the show, but the style really fit the show. 

Anyways, I think that’s my review for the show. I’m not really sure how to rate this show though. It’s in my top 3 SoL shows for sure now, but I don’t really know what kind of number to give it. It had some of my favorite CGDCT moments, episode 6 in particular, and when the story got serious, it played out really well too. It was limited to only 12 episodes so the story isn’t going to rival something like Legend of the Galactic Heroes, but for the size limitations the show had it presented something fresh and thought provoking. I haven’t had a show make me this emotional in quite some time. Overall I’ll give it a 9/10. I loved the show, but there were enough things that could have been done a bit better that it doesn’t quite get the 10 from me. 

I definitely do recommend the show. It’s a really good blend of SoL elements and a more serious over arching story that is set up through the SoL interactions, and then finally wrapped up in a brilliant finale. A lot of shows flop at the end, but Soranowoto did the exact opposite. 

Rome Wasn't Built In A Day

So thank you to mind-over-anorexia for this lovely prompt! I had so much fun writing this and I love high school bellarke. I may be convinced to write a second part for this. hint hint….

Second part can be found here.

[AO3]


“Clarke Griffin with let’s see…”

Clarke’s eyes shoot up and she gazes at her teacher with a hopeful expression wishing that he would pair her up with someone that may actually get some work done instead of an idiot who was just taking Latin because they thought it would be easy. She was not going to do all the work on this project.”

“Clarke with Bellamy.”

Clarke’s eyes widen and a groan falls out of her lips as she hears just who exactly was going to be her partner for this project. Her eyes dart over to the ruly senior boy who was sitting just a few rows away. He was already staring at her eyes twinkling and a smirk playing on his lips.

Clarke sends him a glare before protesting, “Sir I don’t think I can work well with him. Could you please assign me someone else?”

“Aw and here I thought we were best friends princess.”

“Don’t call me that Blake!”

The rest of the class just watches eyes rolling simultaneously. They were all used to Bellamy and Clarke fighting over every single thing. The two were known to debate every single thing that came their way since they had such differing opinions. What made this relationship all the more interesting was that Clarke was best friends with Bellamy’s younger sister meaning they were always around one another which of course had led to many screaming matches in the hallway and a few visits to the principal’s office.

“Sorry, Clarke but you’re going to have to deal with him. I think you two are the best suited partners for one another.”

“Really, Mr. Murphy? You really think that?”

The question comes from another student in the class. Raven Reyes, another one of Clarke’s good friends but she was also on Bellamy’s good side. Mr. Murphy just smirks before nodding arms crossed across his chest as he leans back against his desk.

Clarke scowls at her Latin teacher trying her best not to cross the room and strangle the man. She normally liked Murphy. He wasn’t a bad teacher and was actually pretty nice except for when he was being an asshole by putting her and Bellamy together as partners.

“Well I guess it seems like you’re stuck with me princess. How about we try not kill one another for the next few weeks?”

“How about you shove a stick up your ass?”

“Clarke, language please!”

Murphy’s tone is harsh and scolding but he’s holding back a smile. The next few weeks sure were going to be fun. He may have to thank Octavia for pleading with him to pair her best friend and brother up. Things were going to be a lot more interesting from now on. That’s for sure.

Clarke just grumbles not even seeming to say an apology. Bellamy just smirks though, not affected by her taunting at all. He was definitely going to have the time of his life teasing and annoying the princess. Bellamy was most definitely looking forward to the next few weeks he was going to have to spend with Clarke.

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anonymous asked:

omg please talk more about Ruby Slippers I saw a news thing on fb about "Once's first LBGT romance" and I was skeptical af. Plus the little trailer talked about MULAN and Ruby so I was super confused.

Thank you anon for greenlighting this and buckle up everyone else. I have a ton to say. This is a legit essay that has to go mostly under a cut. Oh, and this is JQ so if you vehemently disagree with anything said, direct the villagers with flaming torches my way. 

Now, first of all, shout out to the people who figured out the couple in this episode was going to be Red Kansas rather than Red Warrior because of the twin facts of (1) the title literally spelling it out and (2) the show being careful to use the silver slippers from the book rather than the red ones from the movie.

I know a lot of people wanted it to be Red Warrior but I kind of doubt Disney would have let that happen without a ton of pushback. Mulan’s a Disney Princess. You guys all saw the uproar that happened when they used two non-Disney characters. How much worse do you think it would have been if one of them was a prominent Disney character (who is in a canon relationship)? So, at the end of the day, I think that choice comes down to just corporate policy stuff more than anything else. If you’re not happy about that, A+E probably aren’t the ones to blame.(Although they are to blame for leaving Mulan hanging in general. Let Mulan be Happy 2k16).

Anyway, for the main part of this essay, we’re talking about the Red Kansas relationship so I’m gonna simplify things a bunch with this super scientific equation I just made up:

Romance=Chemistry+Time*

Simple, right? The only part I need to explain is the asterisk which stands for conventions of the genre. So, like, when you’re watching a musical and the couple meets and instantly falls in love, that asterisk compensates for lack of time and you don’t roll your eyes, you get me?

OUAT has 2 (well 1.5) of those asterisks working for it: Couple recognition and the above mentioned conventions of the genre.

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Make It Up To You Pt. 2 || L.H

A/N: Here is the much requested second part to Make It Up To You  as requested by a handful anons and others!

Synopsis: Luke and Y/N’s first tutoring session.

Pt 1

There was a loud crack of thunder.  You let out an irritated groan as you continued to wait in front of the school for Luke to finally appear.  You hated driving in the rain.  There was just so much that could happen!  Your car could spin out of control, you could get into a car crash, you could get lost.  The list went on and on, and the only thing that kept you from going completely mental was the fact your mind was still reeling from what happened yesterday.  From Luke confessing he liked you for years, concocted this horrible plan of being some badass to get your attention, and finally being told that you were to be Mr. Hemming’s new tutor.  That shit eating grin that had been plastered on his face after hearing that news was still flitting through your mind like a spastic butterfly; it’d come out of nowhere and you’d remember how his eyes sparkled with hope and his teeth had caught at his lip ring, tugging slightly.

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Killian Jones: The Wedding Planner

In my attempt to find an old Killian backstory fic to work on for kat2609​ and spartanguard I found this short piece instead. I think I wrote it and never posted cause I had dreams of making it longer (like a multi chap). But that isn’t going to happen so here you are. (sidenote: I think Killian would be an excellent wedding planner).


“So what do you think?” Mary Margaret asked the question as soon as they got into the car.

“That he is expensive and full of himself and I might end up punching him before the wedding is over.” Emma grumbled back as she clicked her seatbelt into place.

Mary Margaret giggled. “Emma he isn’t that bad!”

Emma gave her the side eye as she turned the ignition and the yellow bug came roaring to life. She threw the car into reverse letting her anger out in her driving. She was thrilled to be the maid-of-honor, she was! She loved David and Mary-Margaret and was honored they had chosen her but that was before she met the wedding planner.

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whoops, my hand slipped.

sequel to this JeanMarco Disneyland AU thing…. because people asked and i felt like it.

((it’s just a short one… but i am contemplating another certain thing to do with this au… so yeah…. we’ll see what happens…also, according to my research, this would never happen in the actual disneyworld. but creative licence and all that))

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You’re Just A Number 3/?

Summary: AU Some say it was fate, others say luck, most say it was just a wrong number (basically Caroline and Stefan meet over a text sent to the wrong number) 

Part 1 Part 2 

It had been exactly 2 weeks, 4 days, 3 hours and 37 minutes since she had spoken to her mystery wrong number. Not that she was counting. The phone remained fairly quiet with just the odd text from Bonnie and a few phone calls from work, mostly discussing her childish behaviour displayed in the recent meeting and her promising it would never happen again. Of course it didn’t because the reason why it had occurred in the first place had gone rogue leaving a much stressed Caroline even more stressed. She often thought about it at night, about how one stupid conversation with one mistaken wrong number could have affected her so deeply. How he left her so calm and relaxed but also made her feel young again, like she was hiding her secret boyfriend making the butterflies he gave hers and only hers.

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so show me family

(agents of shield // gen // ff.net // ao3)

 slightly belated birthday present for my baby sister

// in which the team gives Skye the birthday she never had.

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Glaciate

Rating: T (I guess, I don’t know, near death experience?)

Word Count: 4,530

Notes: Some things might not be accurate, I’m from Southern California, I’ve never even seen snow soo…I tried to research at least a little.


He should have known better, should have known something would go wrong.

But her smiling face, her excited laughter and chatter…

Perfect distractions from the weight of realistic caution. He had noticed it all too late, ignoring everything that years of experience had taught him.

The shift of ice beneath their feet, cracking like underworld thunder.

But she was safe, he’d done that right this time around. She was safe, she was safe…She was all that mattered, and he wasn’t going to lose her to the ice and cold again.

It was cold; the abyssal color of a twilight sky that lacks the warmth of bright stars. The groaning crack that sucked him under reverberated in his mind, since he was suddenly robbed of all sound. 

He couldn’t see, couldn’t hear, couldn’t feel past the cold blackness surrounding him.

He couldn’t breathe. 

Can’t breathe, can’t breathe, can’t breathe–

“Kristoff!”

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It was a mistake or maybe it wasn't.

So I saw a prompt of Diggle and Sara locking Olicity up somewhere cause they were tired of their bullshit and I just had to write this! Hope you like it! 

“Dig open right now!” Felicity yelled as she hit the door forcefully.

“No.” He said with a slight amused in his voice.

Felicity sighed. “I could expect everything from Sara but you? I am deeply disappointed with you.” She tried to sound honestly but the truth was she could never stay mad at Diggle for more than 5 minutes.

“It’s for your own good.” She heard Sara’s voice. “You need to fix whatever is wrong with you and Ollie because it’s affecting the team.”

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