i watched this scene at least 12 times

y’all are losing your shit because l said l didn’t see and l still don’t see anything between ya fav and my boy. Like l’m not 12 if they had chemistry l’d be like they have chemistry but jonsa is still endgame. l’ve watched every fucking scenes at least 3 times guess what ! there’s still nothing to see there.

here ya boy lovingly staring at ya queen


seriously man!

Time: 12:20 am
Location: Triton’s Car Park
Status: Open

He’d been one of the firsts to reach the scene. The party itself wasn’t really his kinda place, but he’d wanted to go, wanted to make sure nothing fishy happened. He hadn’t bothered dressing up, either, wearing only a long-sleeved shirt and jeans to appear at least semi-casual. Sticking out like a sore thumb, he’d taken a seat at a table in the back, watching people dance and sing awful karaoke songs while he enjoyed a chilled bottle of beer. It was late into the night when he heard some of the kitchen staff ask what was burning. Then someone opened one of the exit doors, allowing the smell to grow stronger, to become more distinct. No, that wasn’t from the kitchen. It was gasoline.

Logan shot up from his seat and headed toward the door, already seeing the glow of a burning flame before he could even step foot outside. He ordered some of the nearby staff to hurry and get as many fire extinguishers as they had. Surely the fire department had to be on their way, the bonfire too big to miss. But with ten or more cars ablaze in front of him, he wanted to keep this from spreading, from damaging more than just the cars. God forbid someone actually be in one of these cars still. Not again. Please not again. The workers were gone and back within a couple minutes, handing Logan one as they all spread out to extinguish what they could while staying clear of the smoke. Despite the sheer number of cars affected, and the fact that no one could know what was inside each one, the fires themselves were put out quickly, and without any additional harm done. All the cars had, luckily, been empty of people and combustible items.

It wasn’t until he knew the cars had sufficiently cooled down that he approached the bunch of them to evaluate what kind of damage had been done. It was then he saw a Mercedes with a peculiar mark on the charred roof, a symbol he’d become aware of recently. Fucking Augury. He ran a hand over his mouth, sirens approaching in the distance as he made his way to the remains of his car. Well this week was just getting more and more complicated.

After he finished reporting on what he saw, he stepped off to the side to let the guys do their job with cleaning up. He had to think of what to do next, had to think of whether he should see what insurance would cover or immediately check and see what files the FCPD had on the Augury. Leaning against the outside of Triton’s, away from the crowd, he banged his fist against the wall, inhaling deeply, then exhaling as he closed his eyes. When he opened them again, he realized he wasn’t alone. “Sorry,” he said, sliding his hands into his pockets so they wouldn’t ball into fists. “Been a long night.” Happy fucking Halloween, right? “Your car get mixed in with all that?”

16 Days of Outlander - Day #12 Lallybroch

Lallybroch is easily my favorite episode of the back half of Season 1 - I’m a huge fan of Jenny and Ian and love the way the show approached Jamie’s return (I’m not really surprised though since the Anne Kenney wrote it and she’s basically my favorite of the show’s writers). 

Favorite Location: the Laird’s room. I love that the show defaults to this shade of blue so often (it’s already appeared several times in the promo pics for Season 2). I’m not sure whether it’s wall paper or tapestries but I’m absolutely in love with the wall decoration in Jamie and Claire’s room. The carved mantle and four-poster bed in that rich, dark wood are also an aesthetic I heavily subscribe to and the lighting somehow manages to make the room appear larger than I think it actually is - a true feat given such a dark color palette in the decoration. 

Favorite Costume: Claire’s quarter day dress. I told you all this dress would be making a reappearance. I think what impresses me most is how perfectly the fabric was cut and sown so the lines of the tartan align perfectly with the lines of Claire’s body and that the tartan’s symmetry is maintained. Also, those three-quarter sleeves are the ideal length and looseness for maintaining mobility and function. 

Favorite Music Moment: drunk Jamie. This was the track I was most looking forward to on the second volume of the show’s soundtrack (it kicks off the Tracking Jamie track, for the record). The whole scene is pure gold and the lilting way the track is played in imitation of Jamie’s drunken state works perfectly. And the resumption of the track as Jamie faces breakfast with a hangover while Claire smiles on with a smug sympathy… There are many times in the books when we get to see Jamie drunk and while this isn’t a scene that appears in the first book, it is definitely in keeping with some of drunk book Jamie’s more charming escapades (I wonder if we’ll hear a variation on this theme in future if they include some of those other drunken encounters between Jamie and Claire). 

Favorite Minor Character: Ian Murray. Having been around Frasers pretty much his entire life, Ian Murray is basically a walking “how to handle Frasers” manual. He’s able to deftly defuse the tension between the siblings, leaving Claire in awe and seeking advice. The chat between the two of them in the hallway is one of my favorites from the show and I really wish we could see more of their relationship (maybe next season). 

Favorite Line: “kick them harder.” Coming from a family that’s stubborn on one side and more level headed on the other (I generally fall on the level-headed side though there are certain issues where I definitely dig my heels in stubbornly), Ian’s observations and advice to Claire stick with me. 

“Once they’ve dug their heels in there’s no budging them and you don’t want to get between them when their danders are up[…] You can tug on their rope or give them a wee kick in their backside and they might move, or you might get bit for yer trouble.”

“And then what?”

“Kick them harder.”

Favorite “That’s not in the book” Part: Claire dumps Jamie out of bed. So I know there are people who don’t care for how the show portrayed Jamie upon returning to Lallybroch (that Jamie is too conscious of his responsibilities and capable to make the mistakes he does in the episode and that he wouldn’t be so pompous, etc.) and I understand why that criticism creeps up, I just happen to disagree with it. Even in the books, a lot of the incidents Jamie tells Claire about growing up at Lallybroch demonstrate that he isn’t/wasn’t always tactful or respectful (the incident with Mrs. Fitz during his first trip to Leoch comes to mind). Add to that the fact that it’s his first time home since his father’s death and that he is now saddled with the actual responsibility of being laird (a very different thing from his position at Leoch where, much as he manages to navigate the tension between Dougal and Colum, the responsibility for making the calls and enacting them still falls to Colum), and I think it’s completely believable that Jamie would revert a bit to his younger attitudes - I always go back to How I Met Your Mother and their “revertigo” episode. Anyway, what I love about this scene is the way that Claire is able to get through to Jamie (taking a bit of Ian’s advice). It also ties in so nicely with the earlier scene where he chastises her and tells her that she shouldn’t reprimand him in front of people because it’s just not how things are done in his time. She bites her tongue through a lot of the episode, letting things go where her natural instinct is to push. But here, she finally gives into her instincts and lets the honesty flow - it’s not a public disagreement but Jamie needs to hear what she’s saying and because it’s coming from Claire like this, he trusts it and sees the truth in it. 

Favorite Performance: Laura Donnelly as Jenny Murray. Donnelly and Heughan play siblings so well. The frustration Donnelly channels through Jenny during her altercations with Jamie is something I relate to strongly, right down to the “let him figure it out for himself then” attitude. I feel like it really emphasizes what comes out during the scene in the graveyard where Jenny and Jamie make amends - she blamed him in part for their father’s death and some of her treatment of him stemmed from that resentment, the need to punish him. But what I think truly makes this her episode is the way she laughs during the flashback with Black Jack Randall - it’s a huge part of what makes that scene so uncomfortable and compelling. 

Favorite Book-to-Screen Adaptation, Favorite Jamie and Claire Moment: first ‘I love you’s. Again, it isn’t a scene that is depicted exactly the way it transpires in the book, but they managed to capture all of the spirit of the exchange in such a way that the material is elevated in some ways. Peace has been achieved within the family and Claire finally feels like she’s somewhere she belongs, like she’s home. That so much of the scene is one continuous shot/take is downright amazing. It’s cute and funny and sweet and heated and intimate and just… everything that I was hoping that scene would be. I don’t think I’ve ever watched this episode without stopping to rewatch this scene at least five times. I often forget that there’s a little bit more after it (that damn cliffhanger). 

Re-watching the 12-Step Job

Things I loved!

  • I looked up the opening song and Can’t Go Home Again was written specifically for this ep. I was genuinely surprised, it nails the sound of classic Boston Celtic punk perfectly. I had just assumed it was from one of the local bands.
  • Eliot and Hardison moving in perfect unison when they go looking for Hurley, OMG! I hit rewind on this scene a half-dozen times I swear, shut up I’m not fixated don’t look at me.
  • The conversation between Hardison and Eliot about dancers, “Eliot: Ever notice every bad guy knows at least one stripper. Hardion: You must know a hundred strippers, what does that say about you? Eliot: I’m a bad guy.” Oh Eliot.
  • Marcy. I was Marcy as a teenager. I’m pretty sure I’ve known a dozen Marcys over the years. Stay strong Marcy, one day you will get away from your controlling mother and you will be able to be your badass dour goth Wednesday Adams self.
  • Nate and Sophie arguing during group. Given that they are supposedly the senior members of the team, they have the worst work ethic.
  • Hardison’s “I am with him.” Poor Eliot has no idea what to do with his face.
  • Parker figuring out the dynamics of one of her foster families with Hurley. And then refusing to leave the centre because it’s helping her. I am kinda skeeved about how it’s implied that she was pressured into the drug therapy, but at the same time I can’t help thinking that being in a place where everybody is dysfunctional to various degrees and everybody has stories about crappy childhoods must have been a really big thing for her. She can talk about her shitty foster parents and people help her figure out what’s wrong with them and not with her for a change.
  • Hardison is a stone genius and probably knows more physics than any ten PhDs in the subject put together. But he can not hit a target with a gun to save his life.
  • Eliot being so observant that he figures out somebody has tampered with the car based on the position of the seat.
  • Hardison defusing the bomb in under two minutes. And then joking about it. “I’m gonna freshen up. Maybe cry a little bit.” I would not be able to form words, and dude can make jokes about how scary it was.
  • Eliot pretending he wouldn’t have pulled Alec under the truck with him when he threatened the gangs with the car bomb. Dude, you had your hands all over him when you were pulling him away from the first encounter with the gangs, you are not fooling anybody.
  • Hardison wouldn’t hug Hurley when he was leaving. That’s like the worst condemnation I can even think of. If Hardison won’t hug you, you are a failure as a human being.
  • Parker leaping on Eliot and Hardision when they pick her up! And they walk away together arms around each other! I clearly remember the first time I saw this episode and I was all I WANT THOSE THREE TO END UP TOGETHER. GIMME GIMME THEY BELONG TOGETHER

It seems like the real point of this episode (apart from giving me a heart attack with all the Eliot/Hardison/Parker hinting) is to emphasize Nate’s alcoholism.  letsgostealaleverageblog kindly gave me the correct order of the first season, so this ep was intended to be immediately prior to The First David Job. I’m guessing that’s why there is so much emphasis showing how Nate’s drinking is really non-functional. and how much of a train wreck he still is over his son’s death. He is so emotionally vulnerable he won’t be able to turn down the chance to go after Blackpoole.

30 DAY TV SHOW CHALLENGE

Day 01 - A show that should have never been cancelled (x)
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching (x)
Day 03 - Your favourite new show (aired this TV season) (x)
Day 04 - Your favourite show ever (x)
Day 05 - A show you hate (x)
Day 06 - Favourite episode of your favourite TV show (x)
Day 07 - Least favourite episode of your favourite TV show (x
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch (x)
Day 09 - Best scene ever (x)
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving (x)
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you (x)
Day 12 - An episode you’ve watched more than 5 times (x)

Day 13 - Favourite childhood show

Avatar: The Last Airbender, Nickelodeon

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As a kid, I liked this show. A lot. But as a teen… well. I love it. The humour, the characters, the storyline - just everything. It was so sad to see it it end :(

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You have Aang, your main character - who is basically the happiest little guy ever -

- and he’s faced with the responsibility of being the Avatar; a saviour, of sorts. Now, that’s a lot of pressure for a twelve year old kid to handle alone, so thankfully Aang has some great support in the form of Katara and Sokka.

Katara being a total BAMF (you can find proof of this here: x)

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and Sokka being the goofiest, yet most caring big brother/best friend a person could ask for.

AND THEN THERE’S TOPH -

- who is just so completely bad-ass, I can’t even begin to describe her.

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(this works though)

We also have Zuko, the “anti-hero” of the series, who’s character development is really cool to watch - you start off hating him with all you have, but by the end you just want him to be happy. He is also a total bad-ass. 

And his Uncle Iroh is fabulous, so *BONUS POINTS*

Now, I’m going to leave you all with one final question, and that question is: What team?

TEAM AVATAR.

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Day 14 - Favourite male character
Day 15 - Favourite female character
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 - Favourite mini-series
Day 18 - Favourite title sequence
Day 19 - Best TV show cast
Day 20 - Favourite kiss
Day 21 - Favourite ship
Day 22 - Favourite series finale
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Day 28 - First TV show obsession
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death

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Kick-Ass Chicks: Vans Snow Team Riders Hana Beaman & Leanne Pelosi

Hana Beaman and Leanne Pelosi are the type of girls you just instantly want to be best friends with. They’re sweet, encouraging, always wearing Vans, and not to mention freaking hysterical. Then you watch them shredding down from the top of a mountain in their new snowboarding film Full Moon, and you realize they’re not just super cool, they’re supernatural.

We’re beyond inspired by these two fearless female snowboarders who aren’t just superstar athletes, but also producers, and total go-getters. We caught up with Hana and Leanne in Carlsbad at the premier of Full Moon to talk all things snowboarding, and how their film came to life.

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Alright, it’s late here, I just finished a 12 hour shift at work, but just to make that clear; people in my ask, I see you, and I feel you. I have a gazillion upset messages about last night’s episode, and I get it. Now, I barely had time to breathe this week, let alone time to watch TV shows, but I figured I could at least take 5 minutes to watch the crucial scene, so that I at least know what I’m talking about when I try to comfort you guys. Also, I know that by now many others have tried to do the same already (comfort you), but seeing as messages have been streaming in all day, apparently some of you still want to talk about it to me specifically.

As for the first issue that seems to be bugging you guys; is it or is it not a reverse crypt scene?

It is. As in; technically, the same rules apply. Cas wasn’t himself when he beat up Dean, Dean is clearly not himself when beating up Cas. People smarter than me (so basically 95% of the world population) have already analyzed this to death, but one of the most accurate posts about this, you can find here [x] (credit to livebloggingmydescentintomadness ) I agree with this post, because even though it wasn’t ideal, it was technically a reverse crypt scene. Minutes before, Dean murdered an innocent kid. Yet five minutes later, he can’t bring himself to kill an angel who is far from innocent, has done wrong in the past, and has ‘betrayed him’ in the present.

And there is the difference; the kid isn’t personal. Dean can’t find himself to care in that moment, because he is caught up in his fury, and he wants revenge. He just acts, he doesn’t feel. But Cas, Cas IS personal. He has to love Cas on some level, otherwise he wouldn’t have hesitated to kill him after the ‘betrayal’, (even if Cas did it because he thought he was helping Dean). But Dean did stop. And here is the thing; I think that people had high expectations for a reverse crypt scene, especially for the dialogue, and the show pretty much let all of us down when it comes to that. But when looking at the basics (pointing you to this gifset [x] ) at the end of the day, Dean stopped. Because Cas asked him to. With a simple ‘please, Dean’. That was what it took. Dean is out of his mind (clearly), but even in this wild early stage of him no longer being able to control the mark, you can already see that killing Cas isn’t that simple for him. He doesn’t kill Cas, basically only because Cas asks him to stop, keeping in mind that Cas doesn’t even fight him. Now where oh where have we seen that before? Would it have been that simple if Cas was just his ‘war buddy’? Considering that Dean just murdered a completely innocent kid, I don’t think so. It took more than just that.

Putting that aside, I got a lot of messages about how this scene is much more cruel than the crypt scene, especially when looking at how things end for Cas. And I agree with all of you, because this is what I have been saying for ages now; The balance in this relationship on the show has been lost for too long. In general, all Cas does is give, give, give, and all Dean does is take, take, take. And so, I can understand why this scene was the final straw for a lot of people. Especially when comparing it to the crypt scene, because there was some sort of resolve there, as in; the connection was broken at once, Dean and Cas have a brief but civilized conversation, and Cas acknowledges that he was in the wrong (albeit out of his control) and heals Dean. But the difference is that the curse isn’t instantly broken in this case, therefore this resolve isn’t there, and a lot of people (me being one of them) are bothered by it, even more so when considering Dean and Cas’ recent history.

From the way Cas talks and acts, there are two things that we can conclude; ONE: He will never take Dean out even though Dean asked him to when he was still in his right mind (also confirmed when Cas doesn’t do anything to hurt Dean when Dean attacks him), and TWO: He’s planning to stick around forever. No matter how bad it gets. No matter how long Dean will live and cause chaos. Cas literally says that he will stick with Dean until the end.

And so I get it, because this is getting pretty much ridiculous. If by this point you still have doubts that Castiel is head over heels in love with Dean Winchester; I am not sure what show you’re watching. Therefore, as a fellow Cas!girl, I get why a lot of you are pissed off. Because Cas is giving his everything for a guy who hasn’t cared for him in ages. Yet he is still here, and his entire existence is being affected by his feelings for Dean. (I’m labeling it ‘feelings’, but if you still want to call those feelings platonic, I’m having a hard time agreeing with you.)

That episode once more proved; he’d die for Dean, and he could never bring himself to hurt Dean, not even for the greater good. Yet he never EVER gets anything in return for his trouble, and I have to agree that it’s unfair, and quite frankly, how the writers are treating Castiel’s character as of late; it’s breaking my heart.

As it’s breaking yours, I can tell from the messages in my inbox, as well as the posts that I see on my dash. If you ask me, some ‘giving back’ from Dean to Cas is way overdue. This scene? It means nothing if Dean doesn’t finally acknowledge all the things that Cas has done for him and has given up for him in the past few years. The MoC story line isn’t finished yet, so if the resolve is delayed because of that; okay, understandable. But if this resolve (and all of Cas’ sacrifices) won’t be addressed yet again, I don’t know what to make of this show (and their relationship) any longer. The Cas we’ve learned to love isn’t dumb. He wouldn’t be as stupid as to keep giving everything for someone who doesn’t give a shit about him.

So if this whole Dean/Cas thing isn’t addressed ASAP, what on earth would still motivate Cas to stick with Dean in season 11? Or 12? Or however many seasons are going to follow? It wouldn’t make any sense, so if Cas doesn’t die in the season finale next week, I honestly wonder how these writers are going to keep avoiding this.

TL;DR I fully understand why this upsets a lot of you, and I agree that (no matter what you make of the scene) you’re upset about how Cas’ character in general is handled. It’s time to bring back the balance, or to let Cas be free from Dean…

Arrow Rewatch/Theory Thursday!

Happy Sunday!

I have had such a crazy horrible week. so I was VERY excited when hubby said he was going to do housework this morning, because it was going to give me time to veg out on the couch and watch some Arrow.

Because this week has been horrible, I couldn’t finish watching the episodes for last weeks Arrow Summer Rewatch. So on to episode 1x12.

So I’m eating lunch and watching Arrow… not really watching it so much as listening to it because I’ve literally watched Season One at least 4 times now. But episode 12 is one of my favorites, so when the scene with Oliver and Felicity in the coffee shop started, I really started watching. It was then that I had a complete revelation.

Oliver is sitting there waiting for Felicity when he has a flashback to Yao Fei throwing him off the cliff. It’s when we see that Yao Fei used that crazy trick to wake him up, and Oliver noticed that he put the map in his pocket. Oliver takes the map out and is looking at it. He sees the airstrip and the Mandarin word for “survive”.

All is great right? Well.. Have you looked at the map? Like really looked at the map?

Don’t worry. WE ALL MISSED IT. I’ve seen this episode so many times, and I NEVER NOTICED IT EITHER.

THE MAP IS A RUSSIAN MAP.

Yup. you heard me. IT’S A RUSSIAN MAP.


Why would Yao Fei have a Russian map? WHY. Could it be Fyers was somehow connected to Russia? Could Yao Fei have been? Could Amanda Waller have been? After all, we know that she was the person who hired Fyers to take down the Ferris Airplane that was holding China White (We find this out in Season 3). Could she have given the map to Fyers who gave it to Yao Fei?

Honestly? I don’t know. I’ve been sitting here all day trying to figure out how it’s related and honestly? I cannot figure it out. However, after doing some CRAZY amount of research and a rather crazy texting session, I think jedichick04 and I may have an INSANE theory we cooked up.

Alright - are you ready for some crazy theory? Yes? AWESOME. Read it after the cut!

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