(( OOC: After the disaster that was last night’s tipsy blogging, I’m noticing a sudden increase in sweater comments/pictures………. which I’m totally okay with. Send me your over-sized sweater pics and I’ll send you mine. ;) ))
1) Diana - she is so pure and good and absolutely magnificent and GAL GADOT Christ take the wheel
2) Steve - broke my heart to fucking pieces with blue-eyed sincerity and the quiver in his voice when begs Diana for help
3) THE FIGHT SCENES OMG THEY ARE SO GOOD I AM ATTRACTED TO ALL OF THE AMAZONS AND JESUS CHRIST THAT IS SIME GOOD STUFF RIG THERE
4) No Man’s Land - I don’t know what it is because it’s not about people dying, but it’s the sheer EPIC scale of the hero sequence, the music, and the way Diana just lunges forward with her shield and just TAKES THE FIRE that brings tears to my eyes
5) Etta - we fight with our principles
6) Diana is bi
7) REPRESENTATION EVERYWHERE
8) Steve and Diana’s relationship: respectful and gentle
9) They don’t deserve you
10) And Steve knows it
11) SHIELD - The fact that Steve saw that move and remembered it and used it to HELP Diana
12) how much of a LOVELY person Steve is: smart, charming, self-deprecating, and so deeply deeply human and scared
13) CHRIS PINE NUDE????
14) DIANA BEING BADASS AND YOU NEVER GET TIRED OF IT
15) When Diana just smashes through buildings with an unsuspecting soldier smashed through the wall - get wrekd
16) the values the film explores
17) did I mention horses? Because horses!
18) WOMEN EVERYWHERE (and in the crew too!)
19) The WW THEME y'all
20) Chris Pine: he is still making me bawl my eyes out. THE SPEECH. when he wishes he could tell Diana that there’s ONE man to blame but there isn’t and his voice just BREAKS. That broke me. Oscar worthy. His eyes tearing up and his hands clutching desperately at her. And he looks death in the eyes and is scare, but DOES THE THING ANYWAY. “I can save today. You can save tomorrow. I wish we had more time. I love you"
I like you / I hate you / I dislike you/ I love you (It’s….complicated) / You are family / I would take a bullet for you / I would shoot you / I would lie to your face / I would say something cruel to you on purpose / I would say something cruel to you accidentally / I would cheat on you / I would physically hurt you / You annoy me/ You amuse me / I’d laugh at you / I’d laugh with you / I’d manipulate you / You scare me / You confuse me / I wish I knew you better / I trust you / I don’t trust you / You inspire me / I consider you an equal / You are beneath me / You’re better than me / I would trust you with my life / I think you’re mean / I think you’re petty / I think you’re childish / I think you’re smart / I think you’re stupid / I think you’re a bad person / I think you’re a good person / I’m not sure what kind of person you are / I wish you would listen to me / I want to make you proud / I wish you would notice me / I want to impress you / I would hurt other people for you / I’m not sure how to make you happy / I’m a bad influence on you / You deserve better than me / We make a great team / I’d have a one night stand with you / I’d have a relationship with you / I would marry you / I fantasize about our life together / I would trust you with my most treasured belonging / I would tell you my darkest secrets / You disgust me / You intimidate me / I hope I intimidate you / I’d hug you / I’d let you hug me / I’m scared of losing you / I don’t think you like me / I want to be better for you / I respect you / I don’t respect you / You’re my mentor / You’re my friend / You’re my best friend / I have a crush on you / I could easily watch you die / I’d get drunk with you / I’d party with you / I’d comfort you / I’d prank you / I’d spike your drink / I’d act behind your back / I’d abandon you / I’d hurt you to get what I want / I would choose my happiness over yours / I would choose your happiness over mine / I despise how much I care for you / I need you / I’m dependent on you / I don’t know what I’d do without you / I’m scared of you leaving me/ I’d give my life for you / You frustrate me / I’d call for you in a time of need / I would protect you / I’d visit you in hospital / I’d carry you if you were hurt / I’d feel guilty if I hurt you / I’d let you be near me when I am vulnerable / I’d ignore a phone call from you / I’d call you at 3am / I’d break you out of jail / I’d get angry at you / I would shout at you / You’re too loud / You’re too quiet / You’re too sensitive / You can’t take a joke / You embarrass me / I feel nothing for you / You’re reckless / You’re bossy / You bore me / I would ask your advice / I would blame you for something I did / I would cry in your arms / You have the power to hurt me more than anyone else /
Dear Mati, I wish you only the best of the best, a beautiful day, a great year to come and whatever you wish for! Thanks you for being such a lovely friend and flailing, laughing and sobbing with me about all the fangirl feels <3
Human Disaster Jr. Kylo was planned as a pendant to your beautiful Rey for me, but … there were aggressiv negotiations with my muse involved. :P
Stiles has been working to complete the unfinished items on his mother’s bucket list for a while now. He’s down to the last two items on her list of twenty-five: Appear on the Price is Right and See Stiles meet that special someone.
He’s got the first one of those in the bag when he hears those famed words, “…come on down! You’re the next contestant on The Price is Right.” Little did he know, he’d manage to complete the second one too.
“My name’s Stiles, and I just ruined your shirt, and your coffee, and probably your morning.”
Well, Derek can agree with the first two, but his morning is definitely not ruined, because it was worth it to be pushed over if he was pushed by someone so beautiful. He would let the guy knock him on over a hundred times.
As long as it doesn’t involve burning coffee every time.
At first, Stiles can’t fucking believe that Derek Hale is sitting at table 22. That’s Stiles’ table. The table that Stiles waits on (one of the many) five nights a week. And Derek is sitting right there, in the flesh, sitting across from Jackson Whittemore, one of Calvin Klein’s newest models. (Stiles doesn’t give two shits if Jackson is shiny and new—Derek Hale is and always will be his favorite CK guy.)
Of course this is less comforting in a minute. OOPS. I wonder what Rei would’ve said if she’d known. Evoke the Outers maybe? YOU KNOW HOW CUDDLY THEY ARE
“Usagi, don’t forget, you have Michiru.”
Usagi just staring at Rei like
Rei shifts her gaze uncomfortably and fades away a little faster.
SEE IF I’M LAUGHING I’M NOT CRYING
Not that this line gets me too badly. It’s actually the only one that doesn’t completely work for me. Interestingly, it serves a similar function as Rei’s line about Yuuichiro at D-Point. In both cases, they don’t fit their moment, and that’s because they’re laying groundwork for a different moment entirely. At D-Point, it was so Rei’s last words would echo with Usagi, stopping her from kissing Mamoru before she went to fight Beryl (which I adore, so I suffer the clunkiness of the set-up, though I think Usagi’s decision would’ve worked without being specifically pre-established). Here, it’s to remind the audience that Usagi and Rei (and we) think Mamoru is still around, so when it’s revealed he’s dead, it’ll be (ostensibly) an even more devastating blow. Again though, I don’t think the reminder really needed reminding since it’s been reinforced all season.
So this line just kind of sits there, not feeling very natural, PARTICULARLY because it’s coming from Rei, in the wake of her confronting Usagi and the big reveal that she hasn’t heard from Mamoru at all. The last we heard of the Senshi discussing Mamoru, Ami confirmed that he’d never arrived at the university. That doesn’t exactly lead to the conclusion Rei’s going for right now.
Still, there’s some wiggle room with it. What Rei wants to give Usagi more than anything else is determination. Rei wants to be as certain as she can be that Usagi won’t give up, she needs to give her anything she possibly can to cling to. And it’s kind of great that Rei dangles Mamoru in front of Usagi, in a way. Beyond anything else, Usagi responds REALLY WELL to reward-based structures, so I’m faintly amused that even now, Rei’s relying on what works.
Mostly though, what breaks me here is Rei slipping in one last “idiot”. Said in the most loving way with the saddest smile on her face at how silly Usagi still insists on being. So many people love you, Usagi. Don’t you know by now you’ll never be alone?
Rei’s in so much pain, she’s got to be so tired and hurting. And fucking scared, she’s sixteen years old and DYING. But she hears Usagi being afraid of being alone and all she can do is give her that look, filled with such love, and calling her the same familiar thing she’s been calling her since their beginning. It was a harsher word then, spat in frustration and intended to sting. It’s a caress now, a term of endearment, meant to soothe with comforting familiarity. And that moment exists for Rei and Usagi both, a final memory they share.
people throw up hate everywhere, and I just see beautiful characters doing their best and failing, like true human beings. if you pay attention, each of them has made great choices out of complicated, often terrific situations: they are fairly clever. but just a really one bad choice once made everything they tried to pull together with great effort, losses and care starting to collapse: it’s pretty realistic. it’s impossibile to not fail, ever. this is a story about struggling within, with everything around, and the great danger that comes from misinterpreting each other’s reasons. it is so sad, painful and yet magnificent! none of them is a hero: they are true, lovely, fragile human beings. also, every choice they made, every achievement and every disaster comes from their experience of the world, the environment in which they have grown, the suffers they have been through. please, take the character you hate the most and try to look back, and try to contextualize, and try to understand: you will discover how much good this show is.
it was like that, before it ended: this show is one of the greatest delusions i ever experienced. i regret to have put my faith in the creators, whom completely deceived us spectators in the end. i’m brutally pissed of. i still find painful the factions hate but i understand why it spreads. i’m sorry. now i’m sure, as wallatile-qvibbler said, that is Aldnoah.Zero’s fandom that deserved a better show.
ummm... I'm kind of interested in an alternate POV of Forever and/or Down in Flames, just cause Clarke is so weird and I'd like to see into her head here. At your convenience, of course.
This had not occurred to me, but I DO love human disaster Clarke, so here you go, anon! Also, fun fact, Forever and/or Down in Flames was partially adapted from a short story I wrote in high school, because I have always loved weird disaster roommates as a trope.
The thing is, Clarke knows she is a shitty roommate. She lived with Lexa, and it would have been impossible to live with Lexa and not hear, extensively, about her failures as a roommate. And she’d tried with Lexa, she honestly had. She just sucked at it. Lexa was the first person she’d ever lived with in a real, adult living situation. She’d lived with her parents before college and had no cleaning or cooking responsibilities, and in college, she was in a dorm. There was a different kind of upkeep.
She’d only let Lexa move in to begin with because she was hot and her roommate sucked, and once Lexa left, she wasn’t planning to get a new roommate, honestly. Maybe when Raven got back, she could move in, if she wanted to, except Raven would probably murder her.
Giving the room to Bellamy was absurd and stupid, honestly. They already didn’t get along, and Clarke knows that moving in is unlikely to make anyone like her more.
And then, the weirdest thing happens: Bellamy doesn’t care. Not in any of the ways she’d expected he would. She makes almost no effort to be any good, as a roommate, aside from making sure to wear clothing in public areas, and Bellamy grumbles and complains and tells her she’s a mess, but Clarke gets the impression he kind of likes it, secretly. Even though Octavia’s never said it in so many words, Clarke knows Bellamy likes taking care of people, but not in the straightforward way that feels patronizing. He likes caring without seeming to care at all, and Clarke makes that easy for him.