@cosmonauthill:“She pictured the two of them sitting together in a garden with puppies in their laps, or listening to a singer strum upon a lute while they floated down the Mander on a pleasure barge. If I give him sons, he may come to love me. She would name them Eddard and Brandon and Rickon, and raise them all to be as valiant as Ser Loras. And to hate Lannisters, too. In Sansa’s dreams, her children looked just like the brothers she had lost. Sometimes there was even a girl who looked like Arya.”
have you ever fallen for someone and learned and loved everything about them? and then they leave and it makes you sick every time you come across those things they taught you? because somehow, even though you still love them, they tainted all those memories for you.
What she means:
The Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness really draws you into a false sense of security with reference to the ages of the characters, particularly Todd, Viola and Davy. In The Knife of Never Letting Go Todd tells us that he is 12, soon to be 13 which shocks the reader until it is relieved that New World has an extra month every year meaning that, as Viola explains, he is actually around 14 by the way we measure age. While this is a significant step up from 12 it is worth noting that 14 is still very much a child and that Todd and Viola are both still children. Even Davy who is around 16 by New World ages and so possibly 17/18 by our standards is still incredibly young. I feel like that's something that's very easy to forget while reading the books due to the acts carried out by all three characters, especially Todd and Viola and for me personally it was not until I finished the series that it hit me that they were still CHILDREN, something that to this day has left a lasting impact on me. I feel like that's one of the most powerful things about the trilogy and if Daisy Ridley is cast as Viola it seems to suggest that they are aging Viola up to be, presumably, around 16-18. This, I think, will remove some of the impact that having 14 year olds being engaged in the themes that Chaos Walking presents to us. Not only this but I would assume aging Todd and Viola up into their late teens may be done as 14 may be seen as too young and not morally acceptable to show on screen. However if we think that 16-18 is an acceptable age rage to fight in a war, be tortured and witness the attempted genocide of an entire species what does that then say about us a society? How are the films going to handle this? I need answers.
a playlist for a love that’s never been boring. the songs chronologically follow logan and rory’s relationship, from the first meeting to the final goodbye. [listen]
1. wonder | lauren aquilinamy mind is blind to everything but you / and i wonder if you wonder about me, too 2. sweater weather | james harris use the sleeves on my sweater / let’s have an adventure / head in the clouds but my gravity centered 3. falling in love at a coffee shop | landon piggi think that possibly, maybe i’m falling for you / yes, there’s a chance that i’ve fallen quite hard over you4. i see love | passengerand i feel love in spite of myself / and i feel love to frighten myself / and i feel love and i feel nothing else5. drink you gone | ingrid michaelsoni can’t drink you gone / i can’t smoke you out / i can’t eat away the way that you ate my heart out 6. light | sleeping at lasti’ll give you everything i have / i’ll teach you everything i know / i promise i’ll do better7. the light | sara bareilles and if you say we’ll be alright / i’m gonna trust you, babe / i’m gonna look in your eyes8. leaving on a jetplane | lara schallenbergso kiss me and smile for me / tell me that you’ll wait for me / hold me like you’ll never let me go9. wings | birdy i just wanna be by your side / if these wings could fly10. the one you love | passengerif you find someone that loves you just like i do / you’ve found the one you love11. all i want | kodalinebut if you love me / why’d you leave me?12. this love | ryan adamsthese hands had to let it go free / and this love came back to me 13. all i ask | adeleif this is my last night with you / hold me like i’m more than just a friend / give me a memory i can use / take me by the hand while we do what lovers do
Y’all wanted a Broadway AU huh? (This was gonna be longer but I might use it for a plot thing??? idk enjoy it)
“Love on Ice” is a story that Yuuri poured his soul, life expenses, and prayers into while staying in his and Phichit’s shitty apartment. He bases the lead on himself, and the other lead on- ugh, totally not Victor Nikiforov the FACE of Broadway??? shut up
After graduation, Yuuri decides to move to New York to follow his dreams. Phichit promises to follow after him once he gets his own degree (He wants to be a filmmaker)
In a stroke of luck he finds a pretty amazing apartment for really cheap by someone named Niki. The more Yuuri looks at it he wonders if his future roommate was just really lonely or a serial killer.
Phichit and him debate on it until they get plastered and Yuuri drunk messages him. He has no idea what he mailed him (And the e-mail is mysteriously gone from his outbox) but the next morning he has the place, a key in the mail, and way too many ;) ending the message.
Yuuri opens the door and- “You’re Victor Nikiforov. Nikiforov. Niki. Omg my roommate is Victor Nikiforov.” And Victor is just like oh hi in cheeto dust covered sweatpants holding a script and no shirt and Yuuri is going to die.
Victor is finishing his spot as Roger Davis in Rent. Yuuri tries his best to “stay out of Victor’s way” but Victor keeps trying to drag him along.
A week in and Victor knocks on the Yuuri’s door and basically begs him to go over a song with him. Turns out it’s “Out Tonight” (”We have to do both songs or I won’t get into the moment Yuuri!”) and “Another Day”.
Victor learns that 1) Yuuri can dance. He can really dance. Omg can he dance. 2) Yuuri can sing?? Amazingly??? Who the hell is his new roommate
Another scene is Chris (Mark Cohen) asking Yuuri for help with “Tango Maureen”. Halfway through things get a little…personal.
Yuuri ends up showing Victor his script drunk (After it’s been denied/returned unread for the 25th time) and he’s stunned…this is amazing. Who the hell is this guy???
“I’m going to put your show on Broadway Yuuri! And we’ll both be starring in it!”
Yuuri is ok until he remembers the…the many many many romantic scenes between his and Victor’s character.
Perfection. It isn’t real. It isn’t human, and Carlos is not perfect. No–even better–he is imperfect. Everything about him, and us, and all of this is… it’s imperfect. And those imperfections in our reality are the seams and the cracks into which our outsized love can seep and pool. And sometimes we’re annoyed. And disappointed. And that too is a part of how love works. It’s not a perfect system, but… oh well.
Listen, I’m just gonna throw this out there: people in fandom have spent most of last year (and more) creating their version of Kent Parson. Which is perfectly fine!!! Just don’t get mad if Ngozi’s version of Kent doesn’t live up to what you’ve built up. Ngozi has her own version, and we have only been given a glimpse into the character she has fleshed out.
Basically, if I see any posts about how Ngozi has “ruined/destroyed” Kent, or anything like that, I just urge you to remember that the version of Kent you may have created may not exactly line up with the character that Ngozi presents us with.