idk why i done a gifset on this i just did

anonymous asked:

100% agree on your analysis of Jimin as a Slytherin!!! I know a lot of people (including myself) are shocked Namjoon put himself in Griffindoor over Ravenclaw though. I'm dying to hear your thoughts on this!!

HELLO and thank you! I’m glad you agree! And if anyone is curious here is a link to my thoughts on why jimin is the perfect slytherin. EDIT: And here is why Jungkook is a Ravenclaw!

//cracks knuckles MY TIME HAS COME

So… Namjoon. I, like you and a ton of other people, was really confused about him being in Gryffindor. But, the more I thought about it, the more I really came to not only accept it, but believe that he is a Gryffindor through and through. And please be advised this is going to devolve in to me gawking over how great of a human being Namjoon is, so if you don’t want to read about that please close your browser and think about why you don’t agree that he’s better than everyone else. okay?

okay.

Namjoon is a Gryffindor to the core, not a Ravenclaw

First of all, Namjoon supposedly sorted everyone else, but I have a small sneaking suspicion that he may not have sorted himself. We know he’s a fan of the movies at least, and he’s fluent in English, so if he’s a fan and he has access to sorting quizzes on Pottermore and other sites, is it so hard to believe that he hasn’t at least tried a few? Seriously, even the most casual of fans have tried getting sorted. It’s not that crazy of a thought. So… What if they put him in Gryffindor over Ravenclaw?

(I mean, when asked to do a British accent the first thing that he quotes was “Shut up Malfoy!”. If that ain’t the most Gryffindor thing…)

Also, Namjoon is a really humble guy. If he DID sort himself, I feel like he’d be the type of person who would shy away from saying “I’m smart, so I should be in Ravenclaw”. He’s always been pretty modest about his intelligence. And just because he is, doesn’t mean we should be. Seriously, Namjoon can be a goof but if you’re ever in doubt about how crazy smart he is, please watch this.

He has no problems recognizing the intelligence of others though – he raves about Jungkook being good at everything he does, and even gave him the nickname “Golden Maknae”,  so is it such a wonder he put Jungkook in Ravenclaw? (It should be noted that Ravenclaws also have a reputation for being eccentric and quirky. Prime example, Luna. If that isn’t a perfect descriptor for Jungkook idk what is)

So let’s look at what the common traits of Gryffindor are, shall we?

Such character traits of students sorted into Gryffindor are courage, chivalry, and determination. They can also be short-tempered. [x]

Okay so, courage. I could go on and on about how brave Namjoon is but like… we’ll be here all day. So let me keep this short and point you in the direction of one thing in particular that he has done. THIS TWEET.

It’s Rap Monster. A song about homosexuality. I heard this song before but I didn’t know the lyrics, now I know them and I like the song twice as much. I recommend Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Same Love. http://hiphople.com/subtitle/619392

I have a lot of feelings about this tweet. And a lot of theories about WHY he tweeted that too – but no one wants to hear about those so that’s for another life post.

First – speaking out in support of homosexuality in Korea is a pretty huge deal, because homosexuality isn’t a really accepted lifestyle there. (It isn’t really accepted anywhere, truly, but you all know that.)

Here’s a pretty recent list on idols who support LGBT communities.  It’s a pretty god damn short list. I use the term ‘support’ loosely bc this article seems to equate ‘having gay friends’ as being a supportive ally. But Namjoon stands out pretty hard in this list because he doesn’t just say ‘i love my gay friends!’, he outright spoke out in support of homosexuality.

But Kiki, you say… Namjoon is hugely popular. He’s one of the biggest stars in Kpop. He could say whatever he wants now, right?

Well yeah, he can. But here’s the kicker! Look at the timestamp on that tweet. He tweeted that before they debuted

Namjoon was months away from launching his dream career, something he’d worked his entire life for. He was from a pretty small unknown company whose only claim to fame before that was that group that had two members blackmail an actor over something or another. He couldn’t afford bad press, and yet here comes Kim fucking Namjoon with his balls of steel willing to throw that all down the drain because god dammit he was going to tell the entire world about how much he supported the LGBT community and anyone who wanted to stand in his way of doing so could eat a fuckin dick. He could have kept his heckin mouth shut but he didn’t??? 

????

moving on.

Chivalry.

Chivalry is defined as:

1.the combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, esp courage,honour, justice, and a readiness to help the weak

2.courteous behaviour, esp towards women

Courage, honor, justice, what I just talked about describes those things pretty perfectly.

I’d like to talk about honor for a sec though. Let’s look at a pretty famous Gryffindor – Ron. Ron was one of a shitload of children in his family. He outwardly always grumbled about not getting attention or whatever, but as a person, he was all about family. He put his family first, he didn’t gripe too hard about hand-me-downs to his parents because he knew they were trying their best, and he defends people he cares about.

There’s that famous scene (that I’m still salty they changed in the movies) where Hermione wants to answer a question and Snape gets mad at her for it. And he defends her – why ask the question if you’re not looking for an answer?

Ron always, always put his family first. So does Namjoon.

Take this gifset for example. The whole set is great and shows how much he really takes care of his members, his family, but this is what he does when he’s around them and also in front of people. Not all that surprsiing.

But please, please please please pay attention to the first gif. For people who don’t know the context, he was asked if he’d choose going solo or bangtan. He DID NOT KNOW HE WAS BEING FILMED. He could have shown his true colors and said that he preferred a solo career and all the glory, but even when given the chance to be completely open, his heart was still with Bangtan.

Another great example of Namjoon being completely selfless. Everyone here is praising themselves (and they have a right too, don’t get me wrong, you’re all great four for all of you) but when it gets to him, Namjoon says “We’ve always been pretty good.” We. Not I, not me, we. Everyone else is giving themselves some much deserved praise, but Namjoon is stuck on we are good, we’ve always been good.

Also don’t forget how important blood-related family is to him too.

And don’t you dare forget how important you, his extended family, is to him either.


Readiness to help the weak. I mean this goes without saying right?

And if you want to take courteous behaviour, esp towards women, literally, look at their glass-ceiling line in Not Today, that they said they used specifically knowing what it meant. and look who is credited for writing the lyrics! What’s that? It’s Namjoon? Wow, I did not see that one coming.

Speaking of lyrics – talk about having courage. Look at the lyrics he wrote for Reflection and Always.

They can also be short-tempered.

Okay so this doesn’t really apply to Namjoon. But I wanted to include it in there because it fittingly applies to another Gryffindor we know of… Namjoon wasn’t playing around when he sorted these guys. Bonus, here you can observe a hufflepuff and (fond) gryffindor in their natural habitat.


So let’s recap. Namjoon is pretty selfless, extremely caring of his friends and family, a feminist, an outspoken ally for those who are mistreated, and is so god damn intelligent everyone REALLY thought he belonged in Ravenclaw.

Wait a minute, I feel like I’ve heard about this person before… There was another Gryffindor like this, I’m sure of it… it’s on the tip of my tongue…

Ah right. 

I’m not saying Namjoon is our version Hermione Granger, but… that’s exactly what I’m saying.

Why the Stardust Crusaders OVA is actually pretty good: a post

So, the Stardust Crusaders OVA gets a lot of shit from, at least, Western fans on tumblr - idk how Japan took to it. And while the art style is a different brand of strange from the original, and while it takes a lot of liberties, it’s actually pretty fucking good? I mean christ, Satoshi Kon was called in to help out with showing Dio’s timestop - the people making this were clearly trying to do the series justice. Like, Skywalker Sound was involved in the making of this OVA?? Apparently, the only time they have worked for an anime.

Tho that doesn’t stop it from being a bit…messy. The first episodes were made in 1993, starting with the introduction of Iggy and fight with N’Doul. This half is 6 episodes long, and highlights the following fights: N’Doul (spanning 2 episodes), D’Arby, and then 3 episodes following the Dio fight. If you’re not a fan of the series, and don’t know the backstory, you’re going to be horribly lost. Especially when it opens up with this:

Even if you’re a fan you’d probably see this like “since when is this a Battle Tendency OVA???????”

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bimagnusbane  asked:

BISEXUAL JAKE UNDERTONES (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

sorry this reply is so late; i’ve been swamped all day and i’m currently in the midst of cramming for an exam tomorrow. however, i am in desperate need of a study break, so, YES. let’s talk about bisexual jake peralta. (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

(under a read more because this got away from me and turned into an argument with evidence of bisexual jake, even though you probably don’t need much convincing. but when i talk about my shows i go ALL THE WAY.)

TL;DR: there are more things with bisexual jake undertones than i realized; bi!Jake makes sense and i’m all for it; idk if b99 would ever go through with it BUT if there’s one network TV show that would introduce a canonically bisexual lead character, it would be this one.

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anon:answer part 2

EYO IM BACK this is part 2 of this 

Anyway since im calm rn, I’ll spare y’all from my rants (sorry for pouring my heart out in prev part), so this is gonna be only “theory”. No rants. No me nagging like a bitter ahjumma. Hope you enjoy (especially you, the anon who had asked me about this, once again sorry for keeping you wait, shit has been hectic ;__; don’t worry tho I will finish the quest you have given to me)

Note#1: this part will contain jelly!kaisoo (even tho this is supposed to be from “jongin’s perspective” only, as the asking anon has requested, but since there are other anons who have asked me about jelly!kaisoo, I’m gonna add jelly!soo here too)  

Note#2: as always, this is gonna be long, prepare ur eyes dear ship-mates, and sorry in advance for profanities, grammar mistake, typos (sorry if my English is weird sometimes, especially when I try to explain things) and ofc lots of delushit.

I will begin this ‘so-called-theory’ with the moment that had managed to intrigue me into this life path of a [kaisoo] shipper. anyway, prepare your

lets zoom in a little

of course, it had crossed my mind that jongin looked at luhan’s hand bc it was moving (bc usually someone’s eyes instinctively would move to the nearest moving object) and perhaps that was it, perhaps there was no jealousy intention at all, perhaps we all reading too much things in this

BUT, why his eyes instinctively looked down at the hand? Why he blinked and looked down while before he was staring at other direction (where other members were talking)? Why he didn’t just blink but still keep his eyes remaining in the same position as before? Why he casted his eyes down at that hand? If the true cause of this was indeed “the nearest moving object” like I have said, why his eyes looked down there tho? I mean he was staring at other direction, his eyes were looking straight at the left side (his head tilted to that way), I mean, the hand was far from his focus stare, why he just blinked down automatically there?

And I know there were some of you who think “he didn’t look at the exact direction of luhan’s hand, his eyes were slightly directed to the empty space beside ksoo ”, bc I thought like that too at first (I had to zoom this mothafucking gif and stared at it for few minutes), but ksoo wasn’t sitting exactly next to him; ksoo did sit beside him but ksoo’s body was leaned forward while he was leaned back (jongin rested his back on the sofa); from this camera angle we can see ksoo’s body covered/shielded his left shoulder from the camera and jongin’s head was tilted to the left side. Meaning he had some distance from ksoo’s back/luhan’s hand, imo that was why if u zoom this gif his eyes pupils looked like they were staring at the empty space beside soo (due to the distance and tilting head direction issues), while he was actually staring at luhan’s hand on ksoo’s shoulder.

Since this is a pict, and like someone had said, a pict only needs a right angle and moment to give us the magic /roll eyes/, I wouldn’t say much shit about this. ok maybe I would. Let me elaborate, the right angle of this pict: as you can see, the main subject of this pict is jongin (pretty obvious since chansoo was blurred), and the pict was taken from the front angle –the most honest angle of them all, it’s pretty hard to play trick and cast magic with this angle since you can see everything cuz there is no blind spot– so it’s pretty safe to declare that this angle doesn’t play its filthy trick on our eyes, dearest ladies and gentlemen. 

Now, the right moment of this pict: no matter in what angle, the right moment can do wonder to our eyes. maybe jongin didn’t stare with burning holes and piercing eyes when this moment happened, but he still did look at them soo – we didn’t know if he did stare or if he just glanced. yes I said he looked at soo, bc frankly I see his eyes were focusing at soo, but since im deluded, my eyesight cant be trusted

yes this gif is slowed, but what if I told you that the gifs often slowed so we could see dem goddamn moments easily (bc our red, tired and strained eyes couldn’t capture such things in normal speed yo) not bc we want to add sparkles and unicorns shit there – anyway, you could see his smile falter a little bit, it looks like he was annoyed/irritated seeing suho pulled that stunt (and looked at soo ducked his head and moved his head away from suho). Jongin was smiling, but then his smile stopped even tho perhaps only for a millisecond when suho ducked his head to be closer to soo, after that jongin smiled again at the crowds (idk what suho tried to do here, at first i tho he wanted soo to sing along w/ him but then i notice he pointed on soo’s tie? or did he point on his own wrist?), and let me remind you that jongin was behind them and if we were in his position we could have mistaken the sudo couple wanted to do a fake kiss

its pretty obvious that he looked at chen’s and soo’s fingers (he stared at their fingers then at chen)

soo looked at chen and then their interlaced fingers briefly, then it seems his stare was empty – like he didn’t really look at their fingers again, meanwhile jongin still darted his eyes back and forth at the fingers and chen

his eyes were moving down (to the fingers) and up (to chen)

it seems he inhaled a quite deep breath from his mouth then exhaled through his nose – usually when a person does this, it’s bc they are upset/angry and trying to calm themselves. And the way he fixed his jacket too, feelin a lil bit hot there jongin?

I don’t understand whats up with chen’s thirst for soo that day, anyway soo removed chen’s hand

then jongin did it and soo didn’t do shit (look at soo’s right shoulder just stilled)

actually, I feel there is another part before this part (just look at suho grabbed the water bottle, the loop doesnt fit with the prev gif, yeah? Or is it just me? the gifset aint completed ;___; ), it looked like jongin had slightly removed his palm off soo’s thigh? In prev gif it seems jongin just put his palm like he was softly slapping [like dropping his palm on soo’s thigh] the middle part of the thigh ((?) this is just assumption tho since we cant see shit from this angle) but in this gif his hand seemed had moved away slightly, but his hand was still rubbing at soo’s outer thigh? And is it just me but I see him looking at chen when he did this to soo?

Also happened on the same day (not jelly!kaisoo)

I don’t think this gifs were slowed, look at the camera flash (so he did stare on soo - the rainbow-ness that we feel right now isnt created by some mere magic of slowmotion effect then)

Soo smiled at the end

jongin’s foot was under soo’s 

that smirk… now lets see non slowed gif

why soo put his hand in that position tho? as if it was a barrier between him and chen, it was a quite awkward position to be made right? and it seems the position was deliberately made, I remember I made this hand position at school bc I didn’t want my friends to see my doodles/or copy my answer (yes i was such a cheap bastard back then), and there was no wall/things for soo’s hand to lean on, so wasn’t this hand position was uncomfortable? why soo had his hand prop up like that? (btw jongin still had that smirk on his face)

it seems jongin was feeling their shaved hair part? Bc he patted/rubbed his palm on soo’s shaved part and then he did the same to his own

just one whisper from soo and look what happened to him

sure perhaps jongin’s forefinger was hurting and soo only wanted to relieve the pain, but judging from his face… idk man, idk… like yeah he scrunched his nose perhaps bc it was painful but then it seems he mouthed an ‘ah’, is this what guy friends do to each other? Bc quiet frankly ive never seen one do this to their friend, like ive never seen my male friends asked their other male friends to message the ‘boo boo’ away… or perhaps jongin’s finger wasn’t hurting? But then why he lifted (and then wiggled) his forefinger? Then why soo grabbed it? also in recent moment jongin showed soo’s his front tooth (it seems he did this cuz it hurt)…

so would soo make the ‘boo boo’ away then? cuz when jongin showed his forefinger, soo grabbed (messaged) it, so why not, right? lol

Idk if this is counted as jelly moment (since we cant see his expression here), but the way kaisoo clasped their hands together just intrigue me. perhaps this means nothing to some of you (warning this will sound like I read into things too much a.k.a overanalyzing a.k.a just another delushit in stronger dose)

ksoo was holding suho’s hand, and jongin did look at their direction, but his head was indicating that he looked at “the head” area, not “below head/shoulder” area, when ksoo’s hand was near his, he offered (opened) his palm for soo to grab – yet his head still didn’t move (look down), sure perhaps his eyes/peripheral vision made him acknowledged soo’s outstretching arm (perhaps his eyes were aware of the movement of ksoo’s shoulder, thus made him realize that soo was trying to reach him), but still, the way he offered his palm for soo to take was just adorable for me.

bc usually ‘the hand grabber’ would just grab the hand and the owner of the hand wouldn’t offer their hand to the hand grabber, like they would just let their hand limps to be taken (not doing offering whatsoever), especially if this thing is done between a pair who aren’t close to each other at all. Jongin didn’t look down at soo’s hand, yet he flipped open his palm so then his palm would fit with soo’s, I mean how did he know that soo’s hand was in “top” position while he kept his vision range above shoulder to head. also even tho ksoo was the one who stretched the arm first, it seems it was jongin who clasped their hands together. have I drown you in my leaking delulu-ness yet? HAVE I?? oh, I have? Good.

So idk perhaps bc my vision is flogged with so much deluluness, but in near the end of the gid I saw ksoo didn’t hold suho’s hand anymore… so when he held jongin’s hand, he let go of suho’s? hmmmmmmmm

jongin looked at soo (and manager’s hands on soo’s forehead)

why he did this? why? if he wanted to go through why he didn’t go through the noona that fixing the costume (look at prev gif), he could just say excuse me, then slipped through between the manager and the noona, then went through behind the manager… but he didn’t. another option was, why he didn’t wait for the manager to finish grooming ksoo? He didn’t even say anything when he did this (not ‘sorry’ nor ‘excuse me’, I mean look at his mouth, his lips were tight-sealed), was he mad? Also is it just me but I see the manager shook his head lightly after that, and the manager didn’t continue his work of grooming ksoo, I mean it looks like his grooming wasn’t actually finished, but as soon as jongin cut in, the manager was like “you know what? fuck this” /shake head and go away/

“I couldn’t look at jongin [when we were talking] bc I have astigmatism” this guy didn’t even blink when the host talking. jongin stared at soo

yeol looked at baek and jongin looked at the camera then at soo

yeol still looked at baek. jongin still looked at soo too

ksoo finally nodded and blinked. sehun bit his lower lip. jongin looked pissed off. Believe me, I was giggling while staring at this gif set, idk why but I find this hilarious

Then this happened

jongin looked at soo ft yeol

OMGHYUNGSOADORABLEWHENHEMAKESAHEARTSHAPEADgiggles

I cant believe this guy is 22 y.o, I mean just look at him so squishy

yeol seemed to want to attack ksoo back? (as a revenge of shocking him from behind) but jongin grabbed soo’s bicep as soon as yeol wanted to do that and manhandled soo to move forward and it seemed yeol looked at jongin for a sec and then yeol stopped to bother soo, Why he retreated ? wouldn’t he usually bother soo a lot on stage?  it was such a perfect opportunity to do so, bc soo attacked him first, but he just let it be after that… was it bc there was jongin? – speaking of this i once have watched a fancam – it was happened on the day when jongin had a towel on top of his head and whispered to soo [this happened in their concert in china, thanks to the awesome and informative anon for telling me that] – where soo chasing yeol but then jongin grabbed soo to stop him, also there was this gifs where baek annoyed soo, soo wanted to chase him but jongin stopped him, sadly I don’t have the gif, but I have the pict (I think)

Basically baek annoyed soo, soo wanted to chase him (baek was already circling the group to avoid soo and soo wanted to follow baek) but nini stopped soo. idk if this pict is the right one/match with the gifset I’ve seen ( `~`)

this is more like protective jongin than jealous one tbh… luhan was attacking ksoo with his coca cola bottle, ksoo didn’t like it when luhan was shoving the bottle to his face

nini to the rescue! He didn’t even smile when he was “playfully” shoving/punching luhan… and ksoo smiled at the end of the gif lmao

while the girl was mesmerized by yixing, jongin just casually passed by at the sight chen opened his arm for soo, jongin saw this first and decided to walk away, but then when ksoo nodded his head and went to chen’s embrace, jongin turned away and walked to them…

…and then he wanted to hit chen’s head but chen blocked the hit, chen retaliated by attacking jongin without any pillow (with his bare hands), yeol tried to help jongin by trying to hit chen’s back with the pillow (but I think his aid fail bc even tho the pillow did hit chen, it didn’t do much since chen was already moved a lil bit far to feel the impact), then yeol got distracted with ksoo’s swaying butt, and baek hit that butt with his pillow

Yeah, prob cuz of right angle and right moment and all that jazz, but it still means that jongin did look pissed off even tho for a few micro second when he saw chen back-hugged soo, right?

It seems suho told them to stop hugging “okay stop now before your husband gets jealous”

Jongin looked at soo for a sec

This was how jongin looked like when the hugging happened

And this how soo looked like after the hugging happened, this boy was so asking for it.

he looked at suho then soo then suho again

suho patted soo’s shoulder, then when jongin looked at him, he nodded and the patting stopped, jongin still looked at him, and when jongin gave him a small nod and a small smile suho nodded and looked down for a very brief moment… (staring is one of ways to assert dominance and it is not only applied for animals but human too – basically the one that looks away loses the dominance, and I didn’t make this shit out since this was in some sciene show, I don’t remember in what channel I watched it… yes in case u don’t know already im a sucker for shows like that – anyway, do you get my point by stating this fun fact? /wiggle eyebrow/),

…then jongin smiled widely and turned away from him. suho kept smiling, but how he smiled was… off for me, bc his smile was a tight-lipped one, (while before, when he did the thumb up, he had a broad smile on his face - with teeth showing), 

usually this tight-lipped smile would be given for a brief second and used for small greeting (like when you meet your neighbor/acquaintance, u don’t wanna stay for chat but u want to stay polite so u just give them this kind of smile), also this type of smile is often to be interpreted as secretive/dishonest smile, and some people say that this is also can be interpreted as nervousness?

also notice the way soo’s smile started to change when jongin gave suho small nod/smile, and then soo’s lips were sucked in (I read this thing indicates nervousness… Like something bad has happened? I do notice some of my friends – even me myself – would do this if ‘oh shit’ moment happens), also i do notice sehun did this too, but it seems he did this bc he wanted to moist his lips? like a habit (habit out of boredom since he seemed to be out of his mind in this gif), while soo’s sucked in lips movement was deliberate/slow, bc soo ‘let go’ his lips in slower movement, while sehun just ‘sucked in’ and then ‘popped out’ his lips back… IDK MAN MAYBE IM JUST DELUDED AF oh btw baek’s expression describes so many shippers when they see this gif so well

Idk this is so blurred I cant see much in this… soo and sehun were kinda hugging each other but then jongin hit soo’s arm so he could have soo’s attention? Idk perhaps he wanted to say something to soo, but I don’t have the rest of the gif so idk man idk

it seems he was looking at soo when he opened the bottle, yeol looked at him, idk what suho looked at (prob the host?), while soo smiled and looked at the host then looked at the bottle that in jongin’s hands

suho and soo looked at the host while smiling, yeol just looked, nini flicked his eyes at soo (when soo pointed the host) then at the floor(?) or maybe the table(?), imo he couldn’t see what the host was doing in that standing position (bc the host had his back facing him), why he didn’t step forward so he could look at what the host was doing? Why he looked at soo for a sec then flicked his eyes down?

when this happened (suho had his hand on soo’s neck/shoulder, from this angle, it seems he was kinda leaning on soo, even tho his nose tip wasn’t touching soo’s neck, but it seems their distance was quite close?)

this was how he looked like. he blinked twice, and he looked surprise when he saw suho did this to soo, and it looks like he said “mwo-ya” (뭐야) which is equivalent to “what the hell?” - idk maybe this just me - when he smiled (also his smile was a lil bit off for me, maybe this is me just being delulu trash like always, but his smile wasn’t wide [cheerful] when he said this, it was then when he was starting to face the crowd (why he looked away anyway? it was just a fanservice, some of their members had done this a lot on stage, this shouldnt be uncommon to see, right?), his smile grew to a grin, 

anyway my delushit state of mind interpret this as a ‘pissed off smile’, you know sometimes shit happens to you and all you do is smiling (and prob saying “what?” or “oh great” for the irony effect) bc you’re so fucking pissed off but there is nothing you can do to prevent/undo it), oh btw it seems when jongin said ‘mwoya’ that was when soo opened his eyes (look at prev gif)

Again prob bc of the right timing/angle but still im gonna put this here

Idk what happened here, since the gif’s loop is too short, but in this gif jongin did look pissed off when soo giggled at xiumin

I cant say he is jelly since the gif’s loop is too short, also while soo was singing he looked pretty happy/excited to be jelly, but hey like I’ve said even tho the moment was short-lived doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Come to think about it again, he looked excited but then as soon as soo leaned to yeol he got quiet for a moment (like in this gif) ? But then he got excited again after that… idk maybe I got it wrong, just check/watch the show again on YT if you want to

[that chinese group thingy6, 1-2]

he looked excited and he pointed soo while turning to see other member (xiumin or prob someone next to xiumin); to tell them that soo was singing? But it doesn’t make sense then, like ofc the other members know it was soo (by soo’s voice), so doesnt that mean he pointed at soo while turning to the other member to tell them to pay attention to soo?

look at him clapping, yes other member clapped too (luhan and xiumin) but jongin lifted his arms high while he did the clapping

Also in this show [@37:19], when soo and yeol needed to compete in office chair race (on their last round), jongin (as the referee) out of nowhere came in and blew the whistle to told chanyeol to fix his stance/start position bc yeol had his feet placed over the yellow line, then he pointed his finger to yeol (and yeol looked offended at this) and then he walked to soo, then he fixed soo’s stance bc soo had his feet placed before the yellow line (the distance between soo’s feet and the line was prob 2-3 cm/ an inch), 

and let me remind you when he told yeol, he bent down and tapped yeol’s feet (to move back behind the line) but when he did it with soo, he grabbed soo’s right foot (to place it exactly behind the yellow line – no distance like before) and then soo’s left foot followed the movement  and then the ahjuma host (idk this lady’s name) and zhoumi were ‘YAH!’-ing him. and luhan was like lol, and chen had this ‘of course he would do that’ smile IDK IM SO BIASED MAYBE IT AINT MEANING ANYTHING BUT DAMN THIS MADE ME GIDDY YO

look at jongin in all these pictures… he stared at soo when soo whispered to yeol. Yes I said he stared, not just a mere glance/look bc he had different poses/position but his eyes still glued at soo, so this was staring.

Lets compared it with yeol’s reaction when soo whispered to jongin

look at jongin blinked fast and he looked at laysoo for a micro second

in the video, it was soo and jongin who played crotch grabbing war at first, but then lay came and barged in between them, soo wanted to stand next to jongin but lay told him no, and told soo that soo need to stand there [between him and sehun], then lay played crotch grabbing war with soo (while jongin continued playing with suho), when it was chanyeol’s turn to speak, soo added something [he commented] (Idk what he said but I think that was the cause of) lay [kissing] pecked soo’s cheek

tbh Idk if jongin was jelly when lay did this since after that he acted indifferent (?), like ‘nah its not a big deal’, but he blinked fast when this happened, but when I show the clip to my mom, she said “this one [point at jongin] looked pissed off [when the kissing happened]” lol (yes my mom knows that im a kaisoo trash)

also when this happened (@4:15), suho ducked his head bc of embarrassment, sehun was shocked (I think he wanted to smile/grin but he held himself back and tried to distract himself by speaking to yeol), chen xiumin baek snickered, yeol didn’t realize shit (bc he was talking), while tao looked so distracted from the beginning till the end of this interview, this interview is really hilarious for me Ive watched this more than 3 times even tho I don’t understand what were they saying

[Jelly nini ft insungi hyung full and 1-2]

this actually a revelation moment for me, since before I was in doubting state (“they’re prob just friends, prob this all just bromance, why am I wasting my time doing this? what am I doing with my life? /sobbing/”) then this thing happened. I would like to thank suho for this revelation of mine, bc his reaction was… very legit for me tbh. He was laughing/gasping “aahhhh” while covering the side of his mouth, then he looked back.

I assume he was originally looking at jongin even tho for a brief second, but then yeol started to laugh and say “insungie-hyung”  and that was when his head tilted slightly to the left (where yeol was), then his head went back to face xiusoo direction and then he held back his smile/giggle, just look at his mouth. Look at it. why he did that? Why he didn’t continue his snicker? Why he decided to clamp his mouth and hold back his smile?

And look at jongin. 

why the other members were all lols and giggles yet he only offered a very small smile? I mean the others were all OMGOMGINSUNGIEHYUNGLMAOLOLOL (they were so excited, just look at the feet of the person who sat beside yeol), but jongin was just quiet… I mean in other occasions where ksoo says/does something usually he would be the one who does the overhype, like that time when ksoo with the green doll (when yeol was told to re-enact exo next door scene), or when soo does aegyo ‘bbuing bbuing motherfucker’, or when soo sings, or when soo asked something about DNA in some show (I don’t remember what the show’s name), or when soo read that oranghae poem, heck even saying ksoo’s name repeatedly (in showtime, when they were inside the car) made him giggle, then why when soo was talking about his ‘new hyung’ he didn’t look so thrilled, hm? Also, perhaps this is just me and my delushit way of thinking but I see ksoo took a glance at jongin(‘s reflection on the monitor) when he was talking about his ‘insungie-hyung’

I think that’s it for jongin’s part, I don’t have any more stash of him being jelly, so let’s move on to soo

lets see another version

Honestly, soo did look pissed off, he looked so… restless? Idk as if something was bugging him, usually in radio interview he is pretty calm, I notice he would just stay still/quiet, he wouldn’t try to fix the mic (except when it’s his turn to speak/sing) but when he’s idle, he would just stay quiet prob reading the script, but he never does something like this (as far as I know), also he didn’t say goodbye to the caller noona…hmmmmmmmm also this was one of the revelation moment for me (since why would someone got jelly – to the point he acted rude [not saying goodbye] – if his veryplatonic-hommie-bro got a call from some chick? Shouldn’t that person be happy if they were just a pair of very close friend? but hey what do I know anyway… a trash’ mind is deluded after all

As soon as the noona wanted to hold jongin’s arm, soo’s smile fell. I don’t have long explanation about this bc this shit is pretty obvious

soo looked at jongin, who was looking (while biting lips) at taemin giving speech

after being hit for a few times, jongin finally tilted his head back to look at soo

tae let go of jongin

soo got his bae back

this pict was taken after taemin let go of jongin, look at taemin’s face. Look at his eyes, and it seems he held back a smile? Like he tried to contain his smile to break out, and look at jongin’s smile. and the smile Im talking about is not a cheerful kind of smile but smug smile/grin (for both of them, not only jongin), bc tbh that was what im seeing here (“pffftt, bro, it looks like ur man got jelly” “lol ikr, but that means he likes me, right?”—that’s how I imagine the situation here but since im deluded, sooooo yeah, don’t listen to me folks!)

I know this is not requested buttttttt… allow me this time

where was jongin? didn’t he see his hubby flirted with his bro

look at him immediately place his hand on soo’s waist then it did a small caress (up), honestly where was jongin? tbh whenever I see taesoo it reminds me of some ridiculous slogan I once saw on some ad, basically it says something like this “where would your ex be right now? in your bestfriend’s embrace” im sorryyyy 

… Ermm, anyway lets move on

The caption says it all, why soo looked at them? why jongin moved away when soo looked at them? why soo looked away when jongin finally moved away from the manager’s touch?

Again, what else need to be pointed out?

In this gif we can see that soo said “hajima” (means don’t, right?) while he pulled sehun’s arm, then jongin quickly undid/untied the gold ribbon by himself

Aww he looked like a kicked puppy

I think that’s it for jelly!soo, I don’t have anything left about dem being jelly in mah stash, so yeaaaahh, and originally I wanted to talk more stuff (not just about their jellyness) on this post, but this thing has gotten too long and im afraid it would crash again (like before) if I force all dem gifs + my delulu words in a single post, so yeah, ill continue on later part (prob the last part)

btw sorry for those who have asked me things but I haven’t replied since time is such a bitch to me right now

as always, this is not a fact, I do not know these boys personally, this is just how I perceive things, I could be wrong, they could be just friends /cackle sardonically/ …the point is this is just some post that is written by some faceless stranger on internet, there is no credibility on my words, I am not a an expert nor trained in human behavior/body language field and im a very biased trash shipper so shit I’ve said might have been influenced by my feels, so don’t take this seriously folks

and also gifs/picts aint mine, credit to the owners! 

mike ross thoughts

everyone’s like “how could Mike be so dumb” to trust frank so fast and tell him everything and use the phone etc (and i thought the same thing too, like come on, mike, this is prison, be more suspicious) but we know mike has always been pretty naive and too trusting since the start. and then i thought about how at the end of the premiere he said to frank, “why would you do that to me?” Well, in season fun (one) when he was scared of being caught mike asked harvey the same thing, “why would you do this to me?” I’m also pretty sure he said something like this to trevor, or maybe even louis at some point when he screwed him over or tricked him? when i think back through the seasons, mike has always had this really surprised reaction whenever someone hurts him. yet he also has never seemed to think much of himself (aside from knowing he’s smart but not street smart which is just fact.) so this brings me to, basically, mike is so far removed from the idea of intentionally hurting people that he almost can’t even understand why anyone would hurt him. not because he thinks he’s great, but because he just genuinely never considers any reason for it….i don’t think being aggressive or angry is even a thought to him, unless he’s super provoked, like in the promos, or with trevor which was self defense. mike has been physically hurt a lot on suits, like a lot, by pretty much everyone he cares or cared about (if u want a quick list- trevor punched/kicked him, jenny slapped him, rachel slapped him twice, tess’s husband punched and kicked him, louis tried to choke him out….and now he gets beat up in prison. i’,m also probably forgetting some) it’s almost like harvey’s the only one who hasn’t hit him, interesting And each time he either reacted in self defense or he didn’t react at all (on 2nd thought he might’ve started the fight w/trevor? but trevor was bein a dick and saying shitty things to mike and that’s even me talking as a big trevor fan because i love trevor) ANYWAY, the point is, mike’s always been totally confused whenever someone hurts him, even if the same person hurts him over and over again. it’s weird though because he’s had such a shitty hand dealt in life that you’d think he’d be super cynical and super suspicious of everyone, but he’s not. for his sake, in prison, i wish he was. but ultimately, no, i don’t want awful people to make him awful. someone made a gifset of mike a while ago w/ a quote that said something about “nothing’s quite as beautiful as someone who’s survived losing everything but still has a tender heart’ and if that ain’t mike idk what is. does this make sense? because i’ve been analyzing this all in my head for days and while there’s some things that seem to contradict why he’d be so naive but for the most part his track record shows that he just instinctively either sees the good in people or tries to, even if he shouldn’t. which is why harvey’s been trying to teach him to read people for like 1000 years. 

also, slightly unrelated but, mike being in prison brings out all the orphan feelings (imagine his parents being alive and knowing he’s in prison, imagine his parents meeting harvey/etc)….when rachel said “he has no immediate family” my heart fucking BROKE. he does have family in a sense, but no blood relatives at all. I mean, if he’d gotten caught before he stumbled into The Interview & gone to prison, he never would’ve met harvey or rachel and literally there would be no one to visit him. i just get so sad thinking about his parents being dead and i really wish the show would focus more on that sometimes. we clearly saw during the rinaldi episode that he has definitely not dealt with it much at all (nor did he seem to have dealt with it by the time he was talking to the priest either.) i feel like he completely buries the pain for the most part. i know he’s cried about it but in general he seems to not really talk about it and i don’t know why the writers haven’t done more with this…. and yeah we got the flashback ep which was good but i want more. i want to meet mike’s parents. that’s the kind of flashback i want. 

honestly i have no idea where this post was headed, i just am really tired and i really love mike and i’m concerned for his wellbeing, as always. 

oh yeah, and the “narcissistic tendencies’ thing was such bullshit, sorry, bye. 

anonymous asked:

hii 👋 How can I prove to my friend (who's not in the One Direction Fandom), that Larry is real and that Lounielle fake is?

Hi I’m late for a century, my apologies. 

I’m going to divide this answer into 2 parts 

PART 1: DOUIS

PART 2: LOUIS WITH ANYONE ELSE


part 1: DOUIS

They aren’t romantic, regardless of the attempts by her. They aren’t friendly. They just exist. Next to each other. Or after each other because Louis refuses to walk next to her.

They’re always papped, never leaving through the back entrance, always the front door. Fans and stalkers are called so there’s pictures afterwards.

A couple of fails:

This gem.

Ep number 2 (surrounded by stalkers) (let me know if this is romantic)

series back from hiatus: (couple goals!!)

Finale of the murder series:

SNAP.

Because it’s like this when no one’s watching.

Because it’s awkward af, with no chemistry.

hellloo you’re supposed to date for almost a year and you hold her like this? And what’s with the never smiling? You’re in a beautiful place with a beautiful girl. Why no smile?

Even tiny things aren’t working with them, like they just never lean in the same direction, there’s zero vibes.

Brother and sister AT BEST.

I take it back. He’s closer to his sister than to his gf.

Or even strangers.

Their hips never touch.

This one is even worse:

2 Oscars statues would sit between them in perfect peace.

I’d even risk saying they hate each other.

LOUIS’ PALMS IN FISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! her face!!!

In this gifset she pinches HIM!! Because he didn’t even look at her.

http://tellmethisisnotlove.tumblr.com/post/152573017004/prettylittlelarrie-directionereg-wtf-awks#notes

Read this as well: http://tellmethisisnotlove.tumblr.com/post/152597159169/im-sorry-but-did-he-actually-look-fucking-done#notes

Also Louis has a fiance who’s much taller than him and he literally has no idea what to do with this size of person like D.

And even when there’s cameras Louis makes sure everyone knows it’s a stunt.

Shout out to:

to:

They don’t give a fuck about each other.

And everyone knows.

when he’s willing to hold her hand he drags her uncaring if she steps into a lamp post or anything.

WE KNOW HE NEVER DRAGS HARRY. HE GUIDES HIM. Protects him from behind.

He fucking pats her here to get in that goddamned car so I can finally be with my man.

She’s just miss ignored. We can call her that. This is her on the left and the Tomlinson sisters on the right.

Wow can you feel the love?

Can you?

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anonymous asked:

Please, please, please~ a compilation of jealous jongin or sad jongin because someone is touching my man or territorial jongin bc have to protect what's mine. Or anything that ticks jongin off because no other man shall have kyungsoo's attention but him. i love you. omg thank you

i love u too anon! and ur welcum heheh, anyway, lets get started (since prob this shit is gonna be long im gonna put this keep reading option from now on bc some ppl have complained lol sorry about that)

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kiwieventer  asked:

I saw you reply saying that the gym will help with getting heels down. Do you know of anything in particular for ankles? I have trouble with getting real sore ankles esp. with shorter stirrups (osteo has told me ligaments/tendons are loose so need to strengthen them) and I go to the gym but am not sure what will help.

Hello! 

First off I will say that working out can definitely make a difference as long as you stick to your program (not just follow it for a few weeks then taper off and ultimately quit which is what I had always done previously and what many others do and generally why people go ‘nerr yer can ernly improve yer ridin by ridin’ - to which I say absolute BULLSHIEEEET)

If you check out the gifset I just posted it shows how much my position improved from January when I began position work, to now. 
Btw, my basic thing up until July was literally only 45 minutes strength training twice a week. July I joined a gym and then now do only one of my strength classes a week, but go twice a week (MAYBE three on a good week - which is rare) to the gym to practise it myself. But when I’m at the gym I do a 60-90 minute session bc if I’ve made the effort then I’m doing literally everything on my workout sheet :L

Anyway so basically January

versus 3 months later, when I first started to see a difference:

That’s with only twice a week, and not even twice a week every week - I missed classes over Easter and some when I got sick, etc. Anyway it started taking weight but in a chair seat and then by now I’ve fixed it so it’s taking weight straight down instead :)

So exercise wise, I didn’t ever have any specific ankle ones, they just became stronger through exercises to do with my lower leg.

(a) Squats (in all sorts of variations)

I don’t do those stupid chair seat squats like this , I always do horsey ones. My upper body might tilt less but my knees will have way more of a bend and therefore the front of my calves will engage tonnes more out of necessity.

Anyway so

Basic squats on the ground
Do them with no weights first, make sure you’re not tilting forward onto your toes before you raise a weight. 

Squats on the bosu

Actually you will probably want to begin by just balancing on this with a lil bend in your knees (as always, maintaining hip heel alignment - you’re never gonna get shoulder/hip/heel alignment in squats bc as soon as you add a kettlebell in the middle then you have to tip forward so you don’t bang yourself in the pubic bone and die, but that’s why i wouldn’t recommend exercises solely for the upper body. cos you also end up with issues like an inside leg so strong but an outside rein too weak to catch it so fuck yoself up when riding and get some weird crooked mess on one side cough cough me)

ANYWAY back to the point. See how her feet are tilting outwards tho? Super bad, so flip it over onto the flat side until you’ve made sure you’ve got some basic strength. And again, make sure you’re balancing by sinking down into your heels not tipping onto your toes. Then you can flip it over and challenge yourself.

Woodchops on the bosu ball

As with everything, do this slowly and with a low weight in poifect form so you don’t pop a hip or stand more on one leg than the other like this chicka is. Again, probably stand on the flat side so you don’t pronate or supinate, depending on where your ankle weakness is.

Squats on the foam roller

Ignore how this guy is doing it bc it’s terrible and he’s balancing by tipping forward rather than being able to maintain a pony position and just sink down into the heels (btw do you have orthotics? If not, get them. If so, make sure you do all of your exercises in them so you don’t build the wrong muscle). 

TRX Squats

If you go the gym that is - you can buy a bosu from target and resistance bands etc for purdy darn cheap but these aren’t always so cheap. unless you have aldi in NZ and they have one of their random fitness special buys in which case fuck yeaaa 

(b) Lunges

Same deal. In front of a mirror helps too. 

Start with no weights, then move up in the world.

Balance lunge onto bosu

So this basically combines this with the second pic


So ja lunge onto it then balance for a bit once you’re on it. Don’t lock the knees. Idk if you’d be able to do it on the flat side, I’ve only done it on the curvy side, but then I’d be worried with balancing on one leg you’d either pronate or supinate. So I’d also practise standing on one leg on the bosu before you attempt this too. (This is also why I’d recommend taking all these exercises to your physio and see what they recommend). Obviously don’t add any weights til you’re performing it with ease.

TRX Balance lunge:


© Pullbacks

Pullbacks on the bosu

So if you tie your resistance band to a strong door handle, just throw it around a machine at the gym, whatever so (pretending this chicka is standing not sitting)

Then just do it while standing on your bosu (again, no locked knees, slight bend, weight through your heels) do your pull backs. Later you can also practise having the resistance band just slightly loose and doing squats on the bosu- it’s a good contact thing for making sure you’re not grabbing backward as you rise to the trot etc.

Pullbacks on swiss ball

Basically same position, just pulling backwards on the swiss ball. I have a 55cm once, the smallest you can get bc short legs. I make sure I have my legs wide and tucked as far back towards being in alignment with my hips as humanely possible. Anyway so then the thing is pulling back while sinking down through your core and down into your heels. I honestly loved doing the bosu squat ones before I really did this one a lot bc it really gives you that feeling of sinking down into your heels and then you can emulate that feeling on a flat surface. Is kewl.

Don’t just do lower body and don’t just do strength. Yes you need strength to be flexible, but you also need to be strengthening out your hammies and back of your calves to allow yourself to get length, as well as lots of hip stretches. I would also add in glute exercises such as clams with the resistance band, to make sure you don’t do what I did and overdevelop your quads rather than your glutes. Also make sure you do hamstring exercises or else you’ll end up with bizarre muscle distribution, so TRX bridges or hamstring curls on the swiss ball.

Basic upper body exercises:

Russian twists

Add a weight when you’re ready. And no you won’t be as happy about it as this chick lmfao

Dead bugs 

This is really difficult if you’re maintaining a right angle with your knees/doing it correctly, so start with having both toes on the floor and alternating that way. If you’re doing it and feeling pain in your back, it’s wrong.

Supermans

Increase the difficulty by putting a foam roller under your hands, and then later by having one under your legs (not both arm and legs or you’ll die). When you put it under the legs probably don’t lift the arms til you’re sure you’re doing it right. Make sure your leg is going straight out behind you not twisting (really just get someone to check up on you occasionally)

Jack knives


Start by doing it on a foam roller instead since it’s a bit easier, then up it to the swiss ball.

I’m also doing things with free weights like shoulder press, bent over rows, etc.

Anyway, I hope that helps.

Basically, I was skeptical when I began with sydney equestrian physiotherapy that a strength program wouldn’t help. I didn’t see how doing 15-30 squats two times a week (whether on the floor, foam roller, bosu, whatever) would help my riding, especially when you’re rising to the trot, what, 30-60 times a minute? But it really really did, if you’re familiar with my blog you’ll definitely know and even just looking at that gifset I posted just before, that should give you an idea. My toes used to reach for hell. But anyway follow your program, if you quit it won’t work (ideally swap the exercises every couple of weeks and rotate them, that’s what my classes do and they make sure my body never adapts so much that i then start cheating etc, and I’m always making pretty decent progress rather than plateauing heavily and getting mopey. Seriously 45 minutes twice a week made a difference to me. Obviously the more you do it the better. But again, seek advice from a professional, get someone to spot you if they can, etc etc etc.

Good luck!

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This week was a breath of fresh air, one I sorely needed, when this show thinks violence and treating women like shit are the bee’s knees. And if there are two things this blog loves they are: 1) consensual sex. and 2) sex that is implied effectively to the point that it does not HAVE to be depicted.

WARNING: this review is going to talk a lot about dick, equal opportunity nudity and sex on Game of Thrones. Usual amount of profanity. Also, a lot of Caps Lock. I have a lot of feelings.

STUFF THAT HAPPENED, GINGER OF THE WEEK, THE RETURN OF CUTOUTS AND MORE!

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Okay so, as promised more like pressured into lol I’m just going to talk a little about the Klamille scenes in 2x21. I don’t know about you guys but this episode just really fucked me up on all accords, most specifically the Klamille scenes. I literally had a freakin’ meltdown that I initially missed some really amazing Klamille moments because I was freakin’ out so bad lol. So, let me just get right to it.

I just have to start with the least expected thing I thought we would get this episode. Confirmation that Klaus has feelings for Cami too. I just really love the fact that it came from Rebekah. Keep in mind that Rebekah has not seen Klamille interact much, especially not this season because she’s been gone. But it’s SO evident to her that her brother (whom she knows better than anyone) actually likes Cami. All season long we’ve been getting confimation that Cami has strong feelings for Klaus. “He just got under my skin” “You cared about him” “While half in love with another” and most recently “Your feelings for my brother” so the show has been telling us that she 100% loves this guy pretty much all season. Klaus’ feelings haven’t been as visible though. Yes, we know he cares about her a lot, I mean he practically died for her, but we’ve always had to practically draw our own conclusions regarding if it was romantic, especially during the drought we had in the second half of this season.. Hell, I mean even Joseph Morgan thought they had given up on the ship himself. 

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that comparison gifset between SDCC 2013 and SDCC 2014 made me want to find this interview….AND LET US DISCUSS A FEW THINGS:

- He says ‘Oliver will always pursue Laurel’. But what was Oliver’s line to Laurel in 2x14? 'I’m done running after you’. That line, that conversation, was the show undoing and making a complete U-turn from a theme they had previously established as vital between Oliver and Laurel. Stephen doesn’t say concrete things like this lightly, He had a reason to say this comment about oliver pursuing laurel, and using those specific words. Probably he had been told since the pilot ep that Oliver would pursue Laurel no matter what etc etc. But somewhere during S2, the show turned its back on that theme, and the conversation in 2x14 was a direct result of that decision.

- Stephen’s facial expressions and tone when he is saying 'Laurel is the love of his life, him for her, her for him….I believe’. It is obvious to me here that Stephen is speaking facts that he believes to be true as far as where the show is taking things, but does not really believe in. His voice is monotone, his face is stern…he’s saying these things that, once again, he has most likely been told since the pilot. But Stephen is as much a fan of this show as anyone. He knows what has happened on screen. And he, as a viewer and a fan, doesn’t believe in these words he’s saying. Which is why he adds the hesitant and almost unsure ’I believe’ at the end there.

- Contrast that with his facial expressions and the animation in his gestures when Felicity is mentioned. This is not news lol, we call him 'captain’ for a reason. But it’s just important to note that mention of this relationship gets him excited. He’s speaking as a viewer/fan here, because he doesn’t have any rehearsed lines to say as far as what’s going to happen with them romantically. He reads the scripts wanting them to get together, and is disappointed when nothing happens. At this point, they had probably filmed less than 2 eps of S2, so obviously they had not yet chosen a direction for the olicity relationship.

- Stephen is asked the question about other love interests, the same question he was asked at SDCC '14. But here, he says 'always, this is the CW after all’. Even though he’s stated that Oliver loves Laurel, will always pursue her, etc etc etc…there will still ALWAYS be other love interests. hmmmmmm. Now think about the fact that Stephen stated yesterday that having other love interests after he declares his love for Felicity in the premiere would 'undersell’ those words. Would that not be the same case with Laurel in S2? Well, not really I guess, since OLIVER NEVER ACTUALLY SAID I LOVE YOU TO LAUREL. I think in S2, the writers wanted the audience to operate under the belief that Oliver/Laurel were some type of Lois/Clark, meant to be, soulmate  type couple, but they were not interested in actually SHOWING that to be the case. And I think that is the thinking that Stephen was challenging when he went to the writers later and asked if they could stop with the many love interests for Oliver (as he stated in the NerdHQ panel).

- Also interesting to note is when he says 'that’s important for Oliver, that would be one of the next steps for him’ in regards to having other love interests (besides Laurel and Felicity). First off I have to note that he says that it’s the 'next step’ which makes me think they planned all along to really solidify a relationship for him around S3. But he question seems to be, WHO did they plan to solidify that relationship with? This is where I just don’t get what the writers/EP’s plan was for laurel/oliver longterm. If we were to believe that Oliver would ALWAYS pursue her, they’re the loves of each others lives…why would Oliver need to have other love interests? Why would that be important? That statement sounds like he’s saying, Oliver is looking to settle down with someone so he needs love interests to give him options. But if Laurel is meant to be ~The One, there would be no need for that. It’s very inconsistent. And most importantly, the exact opposite of the attitude displayed toward the Oliver/Felicity relationship at SDCC this year. In the case of Oliver/Felicity, having other love interests is not even an idea that is entertained.

Anyways this got very long. I am just super interested in the development of the romance on this show, and how it got from 'Oliver will always pursue Laurel’ to 'I’m done running after you’ to 'That ship has sailed, we will never see Oliver and Laurel together again’. I also find Stephen Amell and his approach to fandom and interviews and just acting in general SO interesting.

If you have thoughts please share them!