if this gets a second season my shipper feelings will not survive

I just needed to rant about Karamel a bit so...

That first moment Mon-el arrived on the show, I knew what was going to happen. I know they were going to pair him with Kara. Say what you want, but I knew. I’ve seen it before, on so many shows it’s unbelievable. The white, male love interest seems to be the standard for ruining good, family shows like Supergirl and Once Upon a Time.

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Recommended Reading: Richonne Edition Part Three

Here’s another quick list of some Richonne fics to help us survive the hiatus. Enjoy!

(Part 1 can be found here and Part 2 can be found here)

ASZ ala Richonne Ficlets by niklovr   The following interconnected ficlets are in response to the March 2015 Prompt Table Challenge on Tumblr. The events occur in the time space of episode 5x12 “Remember” and addresses the group’s arrival in the Alexandria Safe Zone and how Rick and Michonne’s relationship evolves in this new environment. The story’s rating may change. [Richonne]

The Cleaning Lady by: severelybabykryptonite   Rick’s fascination with Michonne continues to grow in interesting ways.

Company By: cakebythepound   Michonne has watch in the guard tower and Rick keeps her company.

Epoch by Leannan   Things have finally started to slow down in Alexandria two months after the herd. Carl is slowly recovering, but soon Michonne and Rick learn that things can never be the same again as they face their past. Will this tear them apart, or will they build a new foundation?

Everything To Me by ColtAndKatana Rick and Michonne make love.

If you die, I’m afraid it will kill me. by queta_94 Michonne gets scratched when Alexandria gets overrun. Rick panics.

Judith’s First Word  by ladygreta0427 “Good timing. We were all trying to guess what her first word would be. Any thoughts?”

Just Be by blacklitchick Michonne and Rick unwind after all of the chaos.

The Little Ordinary Things by Leannan There’s a wedding in Alexandria. The feeling of something old, something new gives Our Samurai and Leader some nostalgia and insight. One-shot ]

The Next World by cakeby_thepound  A short series of one-shots to accompany season 6B, where Rick and Michonne are officially together.

Phenomenal Woman by balladsinthebluegrass   When Michonne considers her future, whom does she see standing next to her? A two-part fanfic. Rated M for language and adult content. I own nothing related to The Walking Dead.

Sympathy for the Devil by TheBaeTide  The sheriff and the lawyer divorced two years ago and on the surface, they appear to be two exes who can’t stand each other, but underneath all the insults , there’s so much more going on. Obsessed Rick. Goddess Michonne. AU. No Walkers.

Time by: Misty Grimes   When it’s been 7 hours, 14 minutes and 38 seconds too long since you’ve last seen your girl. (Richonne Smut)            

Wasted by Appetence Smutty Richonne smut. Just because. :)

Waiting To Exhale by: Misty Grimes   Rick and Michonne wake up to a world where the ZA never happened, but they still remember each other and the love they shared. They both try to forget, but soon events happen that bring them closer to reuniting.

With brightness of peace by glamaphonic  Sex with Rick is a deeply surreal experience.          

You’re My Best Friend by Siancore Some fellow shippers were bummed by Danai’s  interview where she kept referring to Rick as Michonne’s friend; yes, this is true. Right now Richonne are friends, but friendships change all the time. Friendships also end in love all the time!


anonymous asked:

hi! i was wondering if you could talk about why comparing kabby to bellarke does a disservice to both pairings. there's a little bit of discord both on here and on twitter about 'kabby having to die in order for bellarke to be a thing' and what i personally don't understand is why that is even an argument?

Yeah, I’ve heard some rumblings from panicked Kabby shippers about this but haven’t dived too deeply into it.  I mean the short answer to your question is that, I mean, sure, Kane and Abby – who it’s important to talk about here as separate, distinct individuals that exist outside of a ship – certainly could end up dying by the end of the show.  I don’t think they’re in any danger in S4 if the show seems likely to get an S5 pickup, and while I could plausibly see a series finale arc involving one or both of them dying to save their people, the question with character deaths is always: does it open up more story ground than it closes off?  Right now it clearly doesn’t, in my opinion.  There’s too much potential drama to mine between them and multiple other characters; they exist as more than just a ship.  There’s parental relationships on both sides now, there’s Kane being the de facto Chancellor, there’s Abby being the only person Raven has left, etc.  So the threads extend in many directions.  Obviously none of us can read Jason’s mind, but the deaths in previous seasons have tended to be earned based on the story ground they open up (Wells, Maya), telegraphed pretty far in advance based on the direction their plot is headed (Finn, Lexa) or the result of some kind of behind-the-scenes shakeup that we all heard rumors about in advance (Lincoln, the might-as-well-be-dead-at-this-point Wick).  

 We all have access to the exact same amount of information at this point – which is close to zero, in terms of S4 projections – and we’re all just speculating the best we can based on that.  So right now I’m just taking everyone’s death rumors and predictions as being their own personal opinions and I’m not going to give it any thought until we actually know more.  Two different people can look at the same handful of facts and draw totally different conclusions, and since it’s all just opinion, I’m not going to like get into it with someone who has a different opinion than mine.  Because frankly, we’re all incapable of being fully neutral; we all see everything through the bias of our own shipper goggles.   So I can tell you all the reasons why it’s very unlikely that Kane and Abby will get killed off this season – which I’ve written about a zillion times because this keeps coming up (remember how many people were 100000% CONVINCED Kane was going to die in S3?) – like the fact that Paige and Ian both bought property in Vancouver, the fact that Ian is directing an episode which is something he’s always wanted to do and is a clear sign that Jason wants to keep him happy, the fact that they are both adults with families for whom job stability (and thus an ironclad contract) is a huge priority, and the fact that Ian and Isaiah are still the two actors with the biggest name recognition outside this show’s particular fandom because of Grey’s Anatomy and Lost, which means that as long as they are still trying to get the CW to pick them up for another season, they’re supremely unlikely to kill off the adults.  (This is why there’s a qualitative difference in my death predictions for S4 and S5 if they do get that pickup.  But let’s cross that bridge when we come to it.)

 So in terms of everyone yelling that Kabby is going to die, that’s my two cents about it. I’m just completely unwilling to start panicking about this yet with no real information to support it and a huge amount of information that leads me to believe that this show is continuing to invest in retaining that adult audience who like the adult characters.

 As far as the second half of your question – “what’s wrong with making Kabby/Bellarke parallels?” – the answer, of course, is that there’s nothing wrong with it.  I love it.  I do it all the time.  Erin and I spend HUGE chunks of Meta Station yelling about all the fascinating ways that Kane and Abby and Clarke and Bellamy intersect and overlap and mirror each other as characters.  As Erin is always saying, meta is not a zero-sum game – that is, there’s no one right answer, there’s just infinite different ways of looking at the text – so all of us bring our own perspectives to it.  What I meant in that podcast when I talked about it being a disservice to compare them is about the idea that one only exists to serve the other.

I definitely think that there are ways to compare both Kabby and Bellarke that help illuminate them both while recognizing that they’re separate and distinct relationships with their own unique characteristics - which I’m all for - and then there’s sort of the mentality that Kabby is just “old person Bellarke” or “future Bellarke” or, as you mentioned, the idea that narratively Kabby has to die in order to figuratively pass the torch to Bellarke.  And my issue with that is that it simply frames Kabby as something that only exists in the narrative to enhance Bellarke, which turns Kane and Abby into metaphors instead of people.  If you listen to Meta Station, you’ll know that @reblogginhood and I LOVE talking about ways in which those four characters echo and relate to each other, and the ways in which you can draw really interesting parallels about their leadership styles, decision-making, and character arcs over three seasons.  I could have those conversations for hooooooours.  But that’s a completely different conversation than the idea that Kabby only exists as a framework for Bellarke, which both of us - the Kabby shipper and the Bellarke shipper - feel oversimplifies them both.  Abby and Clarke have gone on similar character journeys of moving from a more rigid, black-and-white mentality where they’re convinced they’re right all the time in Season 1, towards a more flexible and situational way of looking at the world, where they remain stubborn but their sense of whether there really is a definitive objective “right” and “wrong” in any situation is more fluid.  We can talk about that like it’s a shared family trait that both the Griffins have - and which Jake had in his own way too - and the ways in which mother and daughter are similar to each other, where they come into conflict, how their journeys mirror each other, and how those journeys have impacted their relationship.  And Kane and Bellamy have gone on similar character arcs (although Bellamy’s got shortchanged quite a bit in S3 of course) in the transformation from oppositional forces against the Griffin women to co-leaders with them, in ways that have taken them on a fascinating parallel journey that’s also built a relationship between them that I’m really interested in.  And then of course the other facet to this is the gender-reverse parallel, where it’s Kane and Clarke who make decisions in a more cerebral, intellectual way based on a more abstract sense of the greater good, while Abby and Bellamy are always primarily motivated by protecting the people they love. But saying “ship A only exists to make a point about ship B” feels a little reductive.

 But part of my issue with looking at Kabby through only the lens of “what does this relationship tell us about Bellarke and how it will unfold?” is that it minimizes another really interesting area of character parallels to mine, which is that you can make an equally credible case for parallels between Kabby and Clexa.  Kane and Lexa are paralleled by the narrative as co-leaders in some incredibly distinct ways, with Pike and Ontari set up as parallel foils. You have the leader who represents sort of the worst of the rigid, unyielding old ways of their people – Pike being the epitome of the Exodus Charter and its’ “survival at all costs, no matter who has to die” mentality, and Ontari as completely emblematic of “blood must have blood” – and then you have two leaders who came from that world and are steeped in that world, who once represented those ideals just as clearly, who are slowly beginning to move out of that to find a new way.  And Clarke’s influence over Lexa, shaping her as a leader, has a lot of clear parallels to the way we see Abby’s influence over Kane transform him too.  So you have the stubborn-ass Griffin women fighting to help these two political leaders let go of the outdated beliefs that no longer serve this radically transformed world they all live in, and laying the groundwork for peace.  I’m just as intrigued by Kane/Lexa parallels as I am by Kane/Bellamy and Kane/Clarke, so again, if you approach Kabby as a relationship that only exists to sort of metaphorically highlight the Bellarke relationship, then you miss out on all the other fascinating character parallels that Kane and Abby bring that have zero to do with Bellarke whatsoever.  The Abby and Raven relationship is another one that I think is really beautifully structured – brilliant, badass stubborn women of science with matching back and leg scars who wear symbols of their dead loves around their necks.  I would argue that that’s the character parallel the narrative has sketched out for us the most clearly between Abby and anyone besides her daughter.

 ANYWAY.  I guess my point is that I love those four characters and I love every intersection and parallel of their relationships and I am always here for a wide and diverse range of perspectives about how they all connect to each other.  I’m just inherently skeptical of any approach that minimizes Kane and Abby as individual and distinct human beings. 

Sense of entitlement

Disclaimer: Obviously I do not think that every Olicity shipper is like this. There are great ones. Then there are some not-so-great ones. But there’s one particular mindset that I find interesting (being a psychology major and all) that permeates within their confines: entitlement.

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Baby on Board by that-first-glance-feeling

Official description: Emma is pregnant and daddy-to-be Killian is all eager to get started on their nursery. He insists on saying he knows they’re having a boy, while Emma’s intuition doesn’t seem to be cooperating with her this time around.

Rated: General audiences  Genre: Romance/family  Chapters: one-shot

Oh, the Captain Swan feels…oh, the Captain Cobra feels… oh, the Charming Family Feels….just… OH THE FEELS. That’s basically the summation of this story. THE FEELS. Every time I read this fic (and yes, it’s been more than once) it turns me into a pile of mushy-gushy ‘shipper goo. My attempts to be cynical and jaded are eroded by Bianca’s great ability to evoke emotion in the reader. Bianca has successfully managed to create a wonderfully balanced work where her piece is fluffy, yet Killian and Emma remain in character. If you need a little pick-me-up, this is a fantastic choice.


The Bigger Picture by msgenevieve447

Official description: Once upon a time, she’d been able to comfort herself with the thought that, before Storybrooke at least, she’d taken control of her own destiny. She may have been sent to the Land without Magic, but she’d survived. She’d taken all the hits that life had thrown at her and she’d made something of herself. A car, an apartment, a job. But how much of that was really of her own making, and how much was just part of the bigger picture?

Rated: Mature   Genre: Expanded canon; angst; smut  Chapters: 2. Complete.

And now for the latest installment of: WHY THE HELL DIDN’T THIS HAPPEN IN THIS SHOW… we have Jen’s fabulous piece. While addressing themes of destiny vs. freewill, Jen skillfully ties together several plot threads that weren’t fully addressed on OUAT. Jen always makes great use of imagery in her stories and this fic is no different. That imagery lends her writing an almost poetic sense that makes it especially beautiful to read. I love how her chapters alternate perspectives; granting readers the opportunity to delve into both Killian and Emma’s brains. But, where Jen gets serious bonus points is for including Captain Cobra bonding. I love how she develops their relationship and  how well that development ties in with the season finale. Really, it’s something we should’ve seen on screen. THANK YOU, JEN! And if this wasn’t already good enough, Jen caps off the piece with a HOT CS sex scene. Seriously, this fic has WIN written all over it. You can’t go wrong. 


More Than Fear by incaptainswanwetrust

Official description: Some flinchy Killian around David because he remembers his death in the AU. 

Rated: Unrated  Genre: None provided   Chapters: one-shot

I’m a sucker for some Captain Charming. Have been since Day 1. So, if you’re like me, this story has your name written all over it.  Killian’s death in the AU was such a powerful moment. And while OUAT explored Emma’s response to it, beyond a throwaway line, Killian and David’s reactions haven’t been elucidated. Luckily, Laur’s here to fill in those gaps in a poignant and meaningful way. Laur does a remarkable job expanding on the Killian/David relationship and I particularly enjoy that the story’s written from David’s POV. I also appreciate that Killian’s concerns link back to thematic elements from earlier in the season. It ties everything together nicely. A fantastic one-shot! 


The Naked Truth by brooke-to-broch

Official description: Captain Swan AU. Emma Swan has arrived in Storybrooke, Maine, to do research for a story about small town political corruption. Her time there gets complicated when she meets the dashing mayor, Killian Jones, and is enticed by the promise of a life she never thought she could have.

Rated: Mature  Genre: AU  Chapters: 2/? WIP

What I love about this story is that while it’s a wholly different universe from Once Upon a Time, it still manages to be completely believable. Emma as a jaded; cynical investigative reporter and Killian as the suave and charming town mayor ring true. Everything in this fic just feels right. And that’s to the credit of brooke-to-broch’s fantastic writing and pitch-perfect dialogue. The tension-fueled Captain Swan scenes are sprinkled with their trademark season 2 & 3 banter. And Killian in a Armani…sorry, bespoke suit….RAWWWRRR!!!!  Now, I’m just eager to discover when Emma’s gonna RIP it off of him! 


Second Star to the Right by letmeshowyouhowtouseit

Official description: AU Captain Swan. Based on the path of the Tarot’s Major Arcana. Every journey starts with a single step. Emma never left Killian up the beanstalk, instead, they went back to Storybrooke together. Now Emma’s finding herself increasingly drawn to the infuriating pirate captain, and a series of events that neither one of them could have predicted has been set into motion.

Rated: T  Genre: AU; Drama/Romance. Chapters: 22. Complete.

Among my desert island fanfic picks, lies this AMAZING story. It combines all the elements of what makes Tricia’s writing so extraordinary– breathtaking romance; heart-wrenching angst; incredible, yet realistic dialogue; devastatingly hot sex scenes– into one epic tale.  Tricia’s use of the Tarot’s Major Arcana as a framing device is genius and truly elevates the piece. Tricia has a wonderful sense of place. She utilizes imagery and detail so well that readers immediately become enthralled by the lush and romantic setting. And the magic that surrounds Killian and Emma similarly enchants the reader. This story is truly a gift from the fanfic gods sprinkled with just a little bit of pixie dust.


7 Minutes by startswithhope

Official description: “We’ve been nothing but friends for our whole lives but then we played seven minutes in heaven on a dare and now I think I might actually be in love with you.” Expect a sexy spin on the best friends secretly in love with each other trope…

Rated: Mature  Genre: Modern AU, Romance/Friendship  Chapters: 12/? WIP

This fic starts with a BANG & never lets up. Not for a single second. Seriously, this is one of the most consistently steamy multi-chapters fics I’ve ever read. I keep thinking Dee is going to run out of hot ways for Emma & Killian to hook up. But this lady is the Master of Invention. This story is like the Sexual Olympics. No joke. I love how the story is slowly revealing Emma’s past and I adore that Killian is so steadfastly supportive of her. I can’t wait to read more! 


Walking on Water by Ms_Starlight

Official description: CS AU: The war against the ogres is heating up, and Princess Emma has been dispatched to meet with a powerful nobleman whose magic powers might help win the battle. But her journey is interrupted when she is abducted by pirate captain Killian Jones, who has vowed vengeance against the Evil Queen, who he believes is responsible for his brother’s death. 

Rated: Mature    Genre: AU   Chapters: 14/? WIP

This fic is non-stop adventure from the first chapter; full of fantastical creatures and political intrigue. And while Emma may be a princess in this story, she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress. In fact, she’s a bad-ass, sword-wielding, siren-slaying WARRIOR. I appreciate how the change in Killian’s backstory provides believable motivation and helps connect him to the overarching plot. Killian and Emma are as fantastic as ever–their chemistry leaps off the page. Ms. Starlight is extremely talented at integrating classic Captain Swan lines into the story while altering their context. And I will say, Killian and Emma are practically the embodiment of Wesley & Buttercup in this fic–I LOVE IT.

TVD

Instead of asking the who what where how start asking the why.  Thats the question. The right question is why did she write them way she did? Thats the question.  Forget the hating and how everyone sees what a shit fest Delena is . But why did Plec chose to actively write Delena the way she did till the very end? Thats the answer I want to know. 

And what in the world is that mysterious Kevin Williamson ending? Cause I’m still convinced we will see it.  Putting someone in a coma is temporary push off until the real end. End of story. Its not final this whole finale becomes useless in every way. 

I’m sorry but am I supposed to be emotional at seeing all these gifs? Dude, Plec  60 - 70 years IS NOTHING TO A VAMPIRE. As long as they survive THAT IS NOTHING. Stefan has said so himself.  That is shit.  Am I actually supposed to feel bad for Damon? Cry?  Goodbye? What goodbye? TVD aint lasting past season 7 . Even when she wakes up umm a lot of the people she loves will be there? I’m sorry am I supposed to cry? Is this supposed to be powerful? She even got closure.  Ok yeah she wont see Bonnie so I get that one but Caroline , Damon ,Stefan, and hell Tyler , and Matt might still be alive? And probably will.  And I’m sure they will find a loophole and Bonnie will be alive and Elena will wake up. This is TVD they retcon and rewrite like nobody’s business. The minute they get Nina to come back its a done deal. Its clear they went the temporary route since they didnt have all the time in the world to tell her story anymore.  And umm ok I’m sure TVD like is not going past season 7 cause they WILL LOSE PAUL. They will lose Paul for sure. And whoop there goes there so called” brother dynamic” that they seem to be banking on. This isnt emotional THIS IS BS. 

I’ve seen more emotion out of a fuckin cartoon show. 

 Pedowitz is joking hes deluding himself . Hes a fuckin idiot.  IT AINT HAPPENING. Steroline is shit so is everything else. This show has no real storylines its a shipper show and it has already removed 99% of its fanbase by default now. Believe it or not Steroline is not big enough to carry a show and based on the comments I was told Plec and Co seem to using that as some sort of a banking card . lol. And its clear as day that making Stefan’s role less than secondary has destroyed the show as well. Paul can carry a show and a crappy script if he wants too he has the acting chops we’ve all seen it. And he carried the show for three fuckin seasons straight beautifully with great reviews on ripper Stefan and all that. And Stelena. Fangirls may be raving and ranting about Ian but the critics all looked at Paul.  I am sorry but Ian CANNOT AND WILL NOT CARRY THE SHOW. He cannot. This show has started to suffer for two things removing its otherwise decent mythology from the previous seasons where they had a good overall arching storyline which is where the casual viewers came in and bringing both Damon and Delena into the main light. Plec is either more stupid than I think she is or she knows that truth.  Paul is main male leading material through and through. He can carry the show without Elena/Nina but for that he needs to be given something to work with. Ian cant do the same.  And if you drive Paul away which is the case since hes clearly not trying anymore and just simply going through the motions you’re screwed.  When Paul’s chemistry with someone starts to make you cringe you know you have a problem. When Paul can no longer save a episode we have a problem.

Now unless someone bombs Mystic Falls or the Winchester brothers show up ( oh god please) then this finale was more shitty than the How I Met Your Mother one bamon aside .  Nina’s chemistry with Ian is by far now the worst I think I have ever seen in my 22 years of my life ever on TV.  She has more chemistry with Matt fuckin Davis how fuckin sad is that??? 

The most Elena will be gone is like what a year or two? Not even fuckin miss me on this shit … For people screaming about this and that you do realize this is TVD and whatever they said in this episode they can easily retcon and rewrite so lol yeah. Whatever shit came out of everyone’s mouth if it pleases them Plec will turn around and go oh no none of that matters lol what makes you think what we say on this show matters really. Cause thats what they have been doing for the last three seasons or so. Thats why nothing on this show HOLDS ANY WEIGHT ANYMORE. NOTHING FUCKIN MATTERS. 

TVD lost its magic and started a downward track straight down into the garbage the day they drove Elena’s car off the bridge..  And I think at this point the writers went way in over their heads and had no idea how to turn back.

They always say end your show gracefully so you will be remembered as a good show do not go overboard on your stay where the show turns bad and people want you off air.  TVD has officially entered the second category hell they entered it two seasons ago. 

I can only hope now that Elena is sleeping ? Umm am I the only one who sees this as a blessing its the most relaxed peace shes going to get that girlfriend starts to contemplate her life choices. 

Wedding Update #6 - And the train keeps on chugging

CHOO CHOO!!!!! All aboard The Olicity Wedding Train!!!! We are chugging right along.

For those of you who want to catch up - The Olicity Wedding Theory and all the updates are linked in my Top5 posts.

Dug up a few more interesting tidbits this week for you guys to feast upon and yes…I saw the 3x22 and 3x23 episode descriptions.  We’ll get to those.

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Outlawqueen fanfiction masterpost for Este and Priss or anybody who wants to cry and curl up because these fic are hella amazing :

- Room Service, which is my personal favorite, why : BECAUSE IT’S FUCKING AMAZING where : SB, Granny, a hotel room, when : post second curse, what’s happening : Regigi and Robbi hate each other, but not really because there is this sexual tension, which the writer brilliantly kills you with, and stuff happen like them getting drunk and i can’t tell you but it’s hot, them resisting the attraction and fake marriage and stuff like M rating GO FUCKING READ IT, plus : i made a gifset for this fic here

- Baker’s Dozen aka da novel of the fandom, because it’s long and it’s a novel okay, why : CHAPTER TWO AND THREE AND ALL OF THEM AND THE RECEPIES GOD THE SEX TOO AND THE WRITING, where : AU, New York, no magic no curse no evil monsters, when : Autumn and then winter (you can expect cute ice skating moments), whats happening : Regina owns a bakery, makes nutella croissants and that’s when you fell in love with the story NUTELLA CROISSANT OKAY, Robin comes in every morning because he fell in love with her and it took him 3000909 days to finally ask her out and she really likes him too so they just ijzeoiajeoj you, plus : BD is a universe so you have cute OS and a prequels and stuff besides the story

- Fester aka the fic that wasn’t updated for six month but that i still read daily, why : it’s angsty, always angsty, it never ends, it’s painful but you’re going to love it. What is the most amazing in this wonderful masterpiece is that you can’t tell when or point an exact moment where Regina and Robin fall in love and (spoilers) became a couple it’s progressive and the writing is quick, you can never catch a breath while reading this. Where : missing year, YES GUYS MISSING YEAR PUTAIN, when : still the missing year ya know, whats happening : Robin and Roland find an inconscious Regina in a hallway, her arm is a disaster cause she’s depressed and so she kinda wants to die but not really, it’s really psychologic and hella good, plus the Snow/Regina is pure gold. Plus : the angst and the deepth of all the caracters AND I CAN’T TELL YOU BC IT’S SPOILERY BUT SOME PEOPLE HAVE MAGIC IN DAT PEOPLE LIKE ROBIN YES HE HAS MAGIC PUTAIN C'EST GÉNIAL

- Take these Broken Wings, or heaven for nature lovers and dimple queens (oh fester has dimple queen too a lots of it), why : it’s au, the most iojezoiajk one it’s about trust and new love, it’s angsty and so so amazing, where : AU, Robin’s kingdom,  when : after Daniel’s death, whatz happening : Regina is forced to wed the lord of the Sherwood Forest, Robbi da cutie pie, she founds herself in a strange land, completely surrounded by nature and the setting is beautiful thanks to the writing, and the slow burn will probably kill you, the bath scene too, the battles, the everything gods i’m dying. Plus : Cora is such a bitch and Robin protects his wife with all his being and Regina protects her husband with all of hers too, literaly, go read it and die.

- Ethics and Morality, for fucks sake this is some good au, why : the sexual tension from the first lines, the universe, AND THE PROFESSOR STUDENT RELATIONSHIP WE ALL FANTASAZE ABOUT, where : AU, London, modern and perfect, when : 2015 maybe i think, whats happening : a lots of philosphy, a lots of smut and gods dimple queen again, also the struggle of Robin the teacher being with his student so he fight but haha he can’t, spoilers they do this on the desk. Plus : it’s an universe, so you have thousands of cute OS future past plus the fic.

- Red, aka the blushing smut (see what i did here red : blushing the name is Red yeah i’m good with words hmhm). Why : the evil queen and broken Robin. And sexual tension. Just sex and a lots of angst, PLUS GOOD WRITING. Where : AU, EF, when : EQ reign, Robin lost his wife, Regina is looking for someone to kill snow and take her heart so season one EQ, whats happening : Regina is in a dark place bc she wants to kill Snow but thats normal okay and Robin is in a dark place and lonely and oq in this is really hot and very very smutty beware of the angst too. Plus : the writing is very very veryyyyy gooooood.

- A Sliver of Hope aka the first oq ff i’ve read so it’s close to my heart and angsty, i’m sorry but ouat is angsty go read some glee ff if you want humor sorrey, why : m i s s i n g y e a r, where : m i s s i n g y e a r and AU and oq, when : m i s s i n g y e a r, whats happening : tension, dimple queen, oq friendship, SMUT AND WHO DOESNT LOVESMUT and the second part is heartbreaking and the ending i can’t tell ya GO FUCKING READ THIS, plus : the make out in the barn oops spoiler

- Did You Know You’re Knocking Hips with a Killer Queen, aka super long title for super super great fic, why : struggling of feelings and kisses :)))), where : MISSING YEAR !!!!§§11/!, when : still, what’s happening : Robin and Regina kiss but that’s nothing everyone kiss they can still hate each other right? NO they struggle hard (that’s not the only thing that is hard i have a dirty mind) plus : THE WRITINGNGNGNNGN AND the smut, always the smut.

- Madam President and {x} it’s new and has good writing, did i tell you i’m a sucker for a good writing and complicated character yeah that’s me hello okay, why : IT HAS SCANDAL ALL OVER IT but without the affair bc Regina is not married and Robin too so it’s not Scandal but they have to hide and pretend and make love instead of sleeping yeah jsuis morte. Where : AU, Washington, the White House, when : today?, whats happening : Regina is elected president of the USA, Robin, her bodyguard and best friend and soulmate and love of her life and stuff ya know, became the head of the security and does stuff like sneaking to her chambers, they hide and they are cute and they never sleep in this fanfic so yeah Scandal. Plus : SCANDAL, GO REVIEW GO READ

- Keep Breathing, this one is french, it’s new, a 3 chapitres et j'en peux déjà plus, so if any of you can read french go review okay, why : M I S S I N G Y E A R ISN’T THIS FANDOM AMAZING???, where : da year da is missin, when : … Really?, whats happening : Regina wants to bury her heart, she get away from the castle to hide it in Rumple’s castle BUT the merry men are here and they shoot her with a poisoned arrow ROBIN STOPS THEM ONLY THREE CHAPTER ET JSUIS EN PLS MARRE DE SHIPPER OQ MARRE MARRE MARRE. Plus : c'est en français (ah ouais), et très très bien écrit, missing year en plus les gars.

- What happens in Vegas : by Baker’s dozen writer. Do i need to tell more? Why : Regigi and Robin gets drunk in Vegas, they don’t know each other and GOT MARRIED i fucking love this, where : AU, Vegas, when : modern days, whats happening : Regigi and Robbi have drunk sex, a lots of it, they wake up in a bath and Rob is cray cray he propose to stay married to Regina to proove to her that marriage is awesome spoilers she agrees can you feel the sexual tension i can in my head they stay married but that’s just me daydreaming and we only have five chapter as of yet. Plus : BAKER’S DOZEN WRITER.

- Our Gentle Sins, by Taylor she’s amazing and she’s writing this for me after my personal prompt : jealous Robin. Why : THE WRITING AND JEALOUS ROBIN GUYYYS, where: the MISSING YEAR, when : ef missing year again, whats happening : i asked for an os but Taylor is an excellent writer and was like “no i can’t just give you 2k I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU 4510000K of oq struggling with their feelings and each chapters will revolve around the seven deadly sins and it will be complicated and you’re going to love it” it has one chapter as of yet but i’m so excited about this !!!! plus : the w r i t i n g

- La Sorcière et le Voleur, FRENCH AND CUTE, why : moyen-âge, donc c’est juste trop trop cool, where : middle ages blablabla, when : MOYEN AGE, what’s happening : Regina is a witch and they burn witches at that time she gets a lot of shit in this fic poor baby, BUT THEN ROBIN AND ROLAND, j’suis pas bien. 11 chapitres de cutance extrême. Plus : it’s in french, everyone loves french.

- The Ichor Spring aka 3 chapter of MISSING YEAR SMUT, why : just go fucking READ IT, where : missing year, in the forest spoilers oopsie, when : am i going to say missing year again? whats happening : Robin, Regina and Charming have to go on an adventure oooh, but then the two idiots drinks from a spring and PAF they get poisoned the only way they can survive it is too fight … or have sex :)))))) plus : do i need to tell you what they choose? THREE FUCKING CHAPTER 

- Modern Fairytale, REALISTIC AU OQ IN MODERN WORLD, why : professor Locksleys :))))), where : AU, New York, when : nowadays, whats happening : OQ ARE NEIGHBORS THE MOMENT THEY MEET THEY WANT TO DEVOUR EACH OTHERS MOUTHES (they do that just two or three chapters after that) I T ‘ S GOOD, and real, it’s feels real and simple, just how modern oq would be. plus : they have sex in every chapter these two are sex addicts

- Let’s Play a Game : new smutty (i’m not obsessed with smut guys but every oq fic is smutty IT’S NOT MY FAULT ps : i love oq sex) hella good cute angsty fic, why : the sexual tension and the … games, where : m i s s i n g y e a r when : m i s s i n g y e a r, whats happening : regina is bored so sometimes she make bets with robin, her thief *heart eyes*, and the challenges gets more and more dirty UNTIL (can’t tell you). The last chapters were a bit angsty so *heart eyes*. Plus : a chapter involved peaches. I’ll leave it to that.

And of course all the oq one shots, AUs and PWP that you can find here, i could direct you to specific writers but really every oq writers is FUCKING AMAZING.

I know i forgot 1245690 fics but these are my personal go to fics, good luck with the feels, Este et Priss j’ai pas écrit tout ça pour rien donc lisez tout, bisous jvous aime ♥

GMWriters Q&A (receipts)

Okay so now that Texas is over, I thought it would be interesting to organize the writers q&a and kind of look back on them in hindsight and figure out what they most likely referring to. Since the “Texas fever” has passed, I also think some of the answers they gave regarding future episodes may become a little less vague.  So here we go….. [my thoughts in brackets]. And although I do ship Lucaya, I am not saying things just because. I am trying to see where the writers are realistically going with their story. I don’t think the writers are dumb (frustrating? absolutely) and I do think they have planned out the story and message they want to convey. Most importantly, I don’t think the writers have ever straight up lied in their answers (think about that as you read their answers). I think they give half-answers. Enough to not be lying, but not tip their hand either.

So I only used the questions pertaining to Texas/New Years/Graduation/the ships in general (which turns out to be most of the q&a anyway lol). I organized Rucaya by topic (dating, kissing, moments, etc) and left Joshaya and Riarkle separate (there were less answers about them). Within the Rucaya categories, I kinda divided the similar questions so you could compare them. Not sure if I articulated my thoughts entirely or clearly (it’s been a long day, sorry!), but even if you skip my commentary and just read the q&a’s, compare how they answer Lucaya vs Rucas questions, and think about the q&a’s now that you’ve seen Texas, you’ll have a different impression than when you read them pre-Texas.

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5B: A Constructive Critique

Right, so. We made it.

After 23 episodes of a lot of emotionally heavy stuff and dark plotlines and losses and suffering for all of the characters, my first and honest reaction was relief. At least we get the summer to recuperate (and write fix-it fic) before next season starts, and I want to go ahead and do what I usually do to gather and get my thoughts out, which is meta. This will deal with the second half of the season as a whole, my opinions on it both as a shipper and as a storyteller/writer, what it did well, and what it did not-so-well. Overall, if you don’t want to read the whole thing, I think season 5 was really good on many levels, but failed on others and kind of scuffed to a halt, and it’s left me almost hoping that season 6 (or at the latest, season 7) is the last one. I want to see these characters get their deserved happiness after all the angst that they keep getting hit with, and think at this point that if you keep stringing out that fulfillment, it’s going to get really obvious. I want to see a plot next season that doesn’t revolve around all of them suffering. I’m a well-known angst-lover, but this was enough for now, and it’s gotten out of the characters what it needed to. I don’t expect next season to be fluff and domesticity, but they DID say they’re staying in Storybrooke and hoping to explore some more “small-town stories” a la season 1, as well as shaking up the format (A half, B half, A villain, B villain) which will be nice. Because it’s definitely time for something different.

Below covers Captain Swan, Regina/Outlaw Queen/Evil Queen, Zelena and Hades, and Rumple/RB. As you can probably expect, it will get long.

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MASSIVE PARALLEL ANALYSIS WITH WORLD WAR 2 (GIRL MEETS TEXAS PART 3) AND THE TRIANGLE OMG GUYS!!!!

IMPORTANT QUOTES 

“America Loves Russia then America don’t love Russia. Japan loves France now then Japan asks France to go bowling so they go on a couple of dates but then Japan says to France I just want to be Friends so France says to Japan I got enough Friends. They try being civil with each other but there’s a certain chill while they’re hanging out at the Lockers There’s A CHILL”

“YOU WILL COME BACK TO ME AFTER THE WAR DARLING WON’T YA” 

“WE NEED THOSE CLOSE TO US AND THE ONES WE TRUST THE MOST TO PUT US BACK TOGETHER”

“WE’RE GONNA GET MASSACRED NO MATTER WHAT WE DO” 

SPOILERS BELOW  

Ok so this all started when I rewatched the Yamashita scene with Girl meets Rah Rah and Lucas :)

I was a bit perturbed because I can’t see Lucas representing Japan, but I did find it interesting I decided that Yamashita was just talking about the cheerleading unless someone else finds an interesting theory for why it was used. However what intrigued me the most was Farkle saying Nyet which is Russian for no. My mind instantly travelled to Girl meets Texas part 3 where Cory laid down those foreshadowing words about WORLD WAR 2 and so the World War theory was created, people asking everyone what they thought and who represented who.

“America Loves Russia then America don’t love Russia. Japan loves France now then Japan asks France to go bowling so they go on a couple of dates but then Japan says to France I just want to be Friends so France says to Japan I got enough Friends. They try being civil with each other but there’s a certain chill while they’re hanging out at the Lockers There’s A CHILL”

And then I thought Welp time to revise World War 2 and the cold war and then I cried because I went through emotional trauma linking the countries to who they represent and it was a crazy ride reading what happened until the end of the Cold War.  

Because Michael Jacobs always talks about War as a way to foreshadow what is going to happen with the characters. We have our biggest War the Belgium 1831 which is to do with Riley and her indepence away from either her father or her friends. Using colour theories we know that the Belgium war is definitely used to foreshadow the core 6 falling apart later but that’s for another person to talk about. But the question here is so what is World War 2 showing about? Well it’s about the war between Feelings, it basically is used as a Metaphor to show how Feelings destroy Growth and Friendship and how the Triangle (The war) was a representative of the World War 2. It makes me smile because Riarkle Shippers have the “You would come back to me after the War Darling” and Lucaya and Riarkle shippers have the “But we love each other now” foreshadowing quotes.  But Just as High school 2 foreshadowed, “They’re goanna get massacred anything they do.” And that’s exactly what happened in World War 2 i.e. the Triangle, the outcomes for every country no matter what happed got massacred, some survived and some fell. Luckily for us the countries our Characters represent although they go through Major trauma end up surviving and being happy. But Man do they end up getting massacred. Both in Feelings and in Growth and Friendship sigh. Also this theory can also help explain again the Square dance theory as it’s a sub theory beneath it, if that makes sense, because the reason I was confused mostly about who to assign which country to, was because they Kept SWITCHING, both boys switch sides, and both girls switch as well, and it happens in both seasons so far (Season 2 and Season 3)

So what was World War 2 and the cold War about? Well simple summary was that World War II, or the Second World War – global military conflict from 1939 to 1945, which was fought between the Allied powers of the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union against the Axis powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan, with their respective allies. And the Cold War I think (didn’t know about this very much) was about the War between Russia and America fighting for control over resources and fear about another World War coming. Many countries were involved in the World War 2 and relationships were torn, changed and made, just as with our Main Square in the Square Dance.

These are our main players in this dance:

Russia: Had a non-aggression agreement with Germany and kept it till Germany sneaked attacked them with an invasion, got hurt and maimed but slowly fought back after joining the Allies with America and Britain and became a Super Country as the war ended.

America: Had no part in the war at first, but Britain kept trying to bring them in then came the Sneak attack by Japan on Pearl Harbour leading them to Join the Allies and Fight in the war, Fought Japan massively leading to lots of deaths (Hiroshima sigh) and ended up also becoming a Super Power Country.

Japan: Wanted Power and control, Joined Germany to fight the War, Led to them making lots of deadly mistakes, Attacked America, Pressured France and then got hurt and maimed by America in retaliation which led to them surrendering and having massive damage inflicted on their country. Later on got back on their feet later on.

France: France was always Resisting Germany but however they got hurt and maimed by Germany leading them to surrender and fall (The Fall of France). They suffered a lot under German control, and killed a lot of Jews and later on got liberated with the help from America and Britain. (Was also in this friendly relationship with Japan but that was strained in the war).

Britain: Britain started the war because of the Invasion of Poland, Kept fighting against Germany and won the war later on.

Germany: Under Adolf Hitler’s reign Germany ended up starting   a massive war between countries, breaking pacts made with some, attacking others and destroying them, hurting people (Killing of 6 million Jews), hurting themselves in the process, ended up losing the war when the other Allies joined in to fight.

So in this case of this theory we have
Russia: Acceptance vs Confrontation)
America- (Insecurity vs Confidence)
Japan- (Power vs Alliance)
France-(Resistance vs surrendering)

In this Case Britain is Cory and he is the head of helping FIGHTING the UNIVERSE because at first he doesn’t want a war, and he is scared of another war, of the Universe and he helps with his lessons open the Children’s eyes to the idea of perception of love vs reality.

OUR MAIN BIG BADDIE though is MR GERMANY which is the Representation of the “UNIVERSE”, ONLY in terms of FEELINGS ARC is the universe seen as a bad thing.  In these children’s mind it’s the Germany that kind of leads to their massacring of their growth and their feelings. Just as in World War 2 some Countries fought against the  Germany but got Hurt and maimed, some stayed with the Germany got betrayed then Fought for their selves and won, some Joined the Germany and in that way destroyed themselves and some learnt to STAND UP for themselves against the Germany with help of Britain.

And so how does this link to girl meets world well let’s go through each countries role in the war and see how they can be linked in with Girl meets world.

Farkle And Riley- America loves Russia

Russia: Acceptance vs Confrontation

Let’s start with USSR (Russia) and its role in World War 2.

At the beginning of the war, With the Ribbentrop Pact signed between the Soviet Union and Germany in late August, Russia followed Germany into Poland in September. That country was carved up between the two invaders before the end of the year, and Russia continued this aggression by going on to invade Finland. This is what started the World War 2. So at first Russia is working with Germany in other to push away any chance of attack by them as the war starts.

So I can see this as the Same as Farkle in Season 1 before the Triangle gets kicked into full gear, working with the Universe, he gets to be a genius working with Universe by loving both Riley and Maya equally even though he knows that if any one comes around there will be no competition and he’d lose them. His goal is to take over the world, and all he wants is to have both girls by his side, even though it’s clear his interest in Riley is a bit more serious he doesn’t know that though because he doesn’t yet have ROMANTIC feelings for her. He works with the universe as a “nothing” to be out of the picture, he knows the Universe won’t work in his favour if both girls aren’t friends, so every time he has a chance to take Riley away he doesn’t (Gm 1961, Gm Farkle choice) as long as the Universe lets him keep having his chance to try to be more than a nothing and keep both girls. He’s ok with being out of the picture. Sigh poor Farkle. But as he’s following the Universe rules (His Universe rules are Science by the way) his character to us is a bit uncomfortable, a bit dark, he only does things for money and only follows logic, mistakenly hurting his friends (Crazy hat, Friendship), Just as Russia hurt other allies while being with Germany

So what happens next Well While the bombing of British and German cities continued, and the gas chambers at Auschwitz were put to use, Hitler invaded Russia. Operation Barbarossa, as the invasion was called, began on 22 June. The initial advance was swift, with the fall of Sebastopol at the end of October, and Moscow coming under attack at the end of the year.

Sigh poor Russia and Poor Farkle too. Suddenly the Universe ditches him doesn’t even give him a chance no more (Gm first date) he’s now a second choice, a beard as you call it. That’s all he’s become. A chance to date Riley he even brings his best cow yet… Lucas swoops in and takes her from Farkle. And so as Russia also suffers, Farkle also has to surrender to the Universe except now he’s growing and feelings are starting to form, his love for both girls are changing and one of them is stuck in his heart. Sigh

But Farkle manages to Survive Just as Russia does, see The bitter Russian winter, however, like the one that Napoleon had experienced a century and a half earlier, crippled the Germans. The Soviets counterattacked in December and the Eastern Front stagnated until the spring.

Yay we start of after year book, As the Universe cut Farkle out, someone started to notice him too, his relationship with her suddenly is growing, and she’s noticing he gets her, he makes her smile, so Farkle takes a stand against the Universe he decides to change and grow and get better at understanding love and feelings. And its glorious he begins having character development things that made us cringe about him were no more (GM money) and he’s beginning to get to Riley slowly and Slowly.

Russia survived and recovered from its enormous losses, increased its strength while fighting fiercely, and eventually pushed the Germans all the way back to Berlin, emerging from the long and terrible war as a super-power, an equal only to the United States. They were the most prepared for the war and became heroes.

YAY we’re here now, Russia is surviving and thriving, learning and growing just as Farkle, he may make mistakes and even though he’s surrendered to just loving Riley and Maya equally, he may not realise that he’s gotten the girl of his dream’s attention now we watch them act akward and look deep into each other eyes. She’s running to him telling him I love you, every chance she gets, he has a girlfriend who he’s exploring feelings for, the other girl he loves also loves him as a loyal best friend and they have a deep bond. He went from being a nothing to being Batman, he may not fly but he became the hero everyone was waiting for. How great is that?? So yes Riley will go back to Farkle after the war is over, she already has gone back to him, and it warms my heart except there’s still that Cold War looming around sigh that’s for later.


America- (Insecurity vs Confidence)

Alright so what’s Riley’s role in the triangle and how does she end up learning to go against the Universe later?

America’s isolation from war ended on December 7, 1941, when Japan staged a surprise attack on American military installations in the Pacific. The most devastating strike came at Pearl Harbor, the Hawaiian naval base where much of the US Pacific Fleet was moored. In a two-hour attack, Japanese warplanes sank or damaged 18 warships and destroyed 164 aircraft. Over 2,400 servicemen and civilians lost their lives. Meanwhile before this Britain by Churchill had been trying to get Roosevelt to let America join the war but he wasn’t ready and wanted to avoid aggression of Germany

We start off with Season 1 Riley wants to isolate herself from her dad’s world. And try to be like Maya more rebellious and have adventure. However it is clear that she is still stuck on her on idealisms based on her dad’s world what Romance is meant to be. And so when the sneak attack happens in Texas which is Maya’s feelings for Lucas Riley is kind of hurt, stuck and confused. It kinda seems (a bit dramatically) that her whole world and idea about love is fallen.

After Sneak Attack, America decided to join the war with the idea to kinda Get Japan to surrender, (paraphrasing) by the beginning of 1943, the opening of a ‘second front’ was a pressing and divisive issue. Although both leaders recognised the urgent need to relieve the pressure on Russia on the Eastern Front, Churchill favoured an attack through Italy – the ‘soft underbelly’ of the Axis – while Roosevelt pushed for an assault on France

Welp I mean this is just the whole triangle Arc, Riley fighting back for Lucas, I guess but in doing so she also starts to learn that somethings don’t work her way, though she ends up pushing Maya back to her broken self without meaning to. And because of this she unknowingly also ends up affecting Lucas not knowing and realising that he and Maya’s feelings for each other were real.

The Japanese launched massive kamikaze attacks on the US invasion fleet in the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War. In August 1945, the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan forced the country to surrender, rendering an invasion of the Japanese mainland unnecessary. The moral aspect of the attacks upon Hiroshima and Nagasaki continues to divide historians. While some argue that the terrible long term human cost to the Japanese population can never justify the use of such weapons, others maintain that in the context of total war, it would have been immoral if atomic weapons had not been used to end the war as quickly as possible.

I actually feel uncomfortable doing this parallel so I’m goanna skip it, it’s too emotionally traumatising and Riley’s intentions are so much more better than whatever I can pull from this parallel. But this is linked to Girl meets triangle to upstate. If you understand then yeh its heart-breaking (Read my Maya analysis)

Following World War II, the United States began an economic boom that brought unparalleled prosperity to a majority of its citizens and raised Americans expectations, breeding a belief that most economic and social problems could be solved. Among the crucial themes of this period were the struggle for equality among women and minorities, and the backlash that these struggles evoked; the growth of the suburbs, and the shift in power from the older industrial states and cities of the Northeast and upper Midwest to the South and West; and the belief that the U.S. had the economic and military power to maintain world peace and shape the behaviour of other nations.

Well ok it seems great the Triangle/WAR is finally over and Riley has Lucas but you know just as America may have ended up having an economic boom, getting better however because of the war there was some damages, nearly a third of Americans lived in poverty. A third of the country’s homes had no running water, two-fifths lacked flushing toilets, and three-fifths lacked central heating, (I know right??) it’s similar to Riley having her growth diminished yet again, everything has to go back in reverse, she gets even worse with the triangle (No hate) due to her naivety, selfishness etc.… She may have ended up with Lucas but the consequences ended up hurting both him and Maya (although Ski lodge 1 could change this statement about how hurt he is he may just be an idiot tbh but that’s for later on in 3 week)

 

Lucas and Maya- France and Japan bowling to friends.



France-(Resistance vs surrendering)

So what about Lucas as France and the role in World War 2. Sigh the Universe completely Obliterated Lucas poor guy.

At the beginning of the War it was France and Britain that decided to start the war against Germany. It is the beginning of the Battle of France. The Battle of France is used to describe the invasions of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and then France by the German army. Putting an end to the Phoney War, the Battle of France saw in the following months the retreat of the British troops and the fall of France. Denmark surrendered immediately, but the Norwegians fought on - with British and French assistance - surrendering in June only once events in France meant that they were fighting alone.

So we Start at the beginning of it all in Season 1, Lucas Friar like my other post says decides he wants to be a new person, in other words he wants to follow the Universe. But there’s Maya and he’d do anything for her, Poor Lucas at the beginning just like France fought Germany, Lucas resisted the Universe, he tried so Hard to Resist it, chasing her, giving her roses, even though he knew that the Universe wanted him and Riley to be together. And it was all good until…

Germany’s combination of fast armoured tanks on land, and superiority in the air, made a unified attacking force that was both innovative and effective. Despite greater numbers of air and army personnel - and the presence of the British Expeditionary Force - the Low Countries and France proved no match for the Wehrmacht and the Luftwaffe. Holland and Belgium fell by the end of May; Paris was taken two weeks later. In France an armistice was signed with Germany, with the puppet French Vichy government - under a hero of World War One, Marshall Pétain - in control in the ‘unoccupied’ part of southern and eastern France, and Germany in control in the rest of the country. The end came with the surrender of France on 22 June. Hitler insisted on signing the document of capitulation in the same railway carriage used when Germany had surrendered in 1918. The humiliation of France was complete.

Dang it we are at Season 3, and Lucas is forced to surrender to the universe. Sigh I mean, everything was going great in the triangle, he had the girl he loved chasing him, the other one also chasing him but the Universe completely uses that against him and his heart is broken by the end of the Triangle because he ends up kinda humiliated by the fact that he even thought he could defy the universe sigh…

France Liberated, the success of D day led to the liberation of Paris, in theory, was only a matter of time after the success of D-Day in June 1944. The taking of Paris and its liberation would have been a massive morale boost not to just those who lived in Paris but to French people in general

So here we are. Soon Lucas hopefully will get liberated from the Universe, its goanna take some time for his heart to mend but soon, he’d end up feeling free from the pressures of the Universe and hopefully end up with his girl, we can only hope.


Japan- (Power vs Alliance)

So what happened to Maya aka Japan that led to (Lucas’s heart being broken) well it depends on how you see it but it was because of Germany aka her surrendering to the Universe hurt him.

Leading up to the War Japan wanted to become a strong country and a world leader. However, because Japan was a small island country, they had to import many natural resources. Some Japanese leaders felt they needed to gain more land by conquering other countries. In 1937 Japan invaded China. They wanted to dominate all of Southeast Asia. They joined the Axis alliance with Germany and Italy in 1940 by signing the Tripartite Pact.

This is kind of the same with Maya wanting to become stronger, get hope, get better and have a nicer family with Shawn. The only way she thought she had that was because of her Friendship with Riley throughout season 1 helping her gain hope, introducing her to Shawn, Josh etc.. So this time around everything seems fine but then… SNEAK ATTACK (i.e. falling for Lucas)

Although the US was trying to avoid getting involved in World War II, Japan was worried that the US would try and stop them from taking over some countries in Southeast Asia. They decided to attack the US Navy hoping they could sink enough ships to keep the US from ever attacking Japan. On December 7, 1941 Japan attacked the US Navy at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. They surprised the US and sunk many ships. However, this attack did not have the effect the Japanese had hoped. The US joined the Allies in World War II the next day. The attack at Pearl Harbor united the Americans with the goal of defeating the Axis powers, and especially Japan.

Now bear in mind, in the real world war Japan was totally kind of baddie, but in girl meets world it’s totally different, Maya’s feelings for Lucas here is kinda like the Sneak attack on Pearl Habor, heck even Girl meets Sneak attack foreshadowed it, she didn’t mean to get those feelings and although she buried it deep down it still imploded, and Riley ended up being hurt.  And so began our Triangle so began Maya chasing after Lucas for a while until…

Finally in 1945 the Japanese army had been pushed back to Japan. However, the Japanese would not surrender. American leaders felt that the only way to get Japan to surrender would be to invade the main island of Japan. However, they feared this would cost the lives of up to 1 million US soldiers. Instead of invading, President Harry S. Truman decided to use a new weapon called the atomic bomb. The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. It completely destroyed the city and killed thousands and thousands of people. Japan did not surrender. Another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. This time the Japanese decided to surrender.

Ughhh this is where I broke down, because again Just as with the real world war this was messed up to do, however in girl meets world, It’s not Riley’s intention to hurt Maya but she did, she broke Maya well bad and caused her to surrender. She made Maya go back to that dark pit of Rage, betrayal and darkness when she was meant to be help her grow. But you see this was the only way for the girl’s friendship to survive just as this was kinda the only way for Japan to surrender and leave the Axis powers. Making German weaker. Get it? It’s dark but it’s so sad…

So what happens next?

Japanese signed a surrender treaty with US General Douglas MacArthur aboard the battleship USS Missouri. This day was called V-J Day which means Victory in Japan. After World War II had ended, Japan was devastated. All the large cities (with the exception of Kyoto), the industries and the transportation networks were severely damaged. A severe shortage of food continued for several years. With the peace treaty that went into effect in 1952, the occupation ended. Japan’s Self Defence Force was established in 1954, accompanied by large public demonstrations. Great public unrest was also caused by the renewal of the US-Japan Security Treaty of 1960.

Well Maya decides to give up in the Triangle there by pushing Riley and Lucas together this time knowing what she’s giving up, her growth is decimated and her heart is broken. But her friendship with Riley is fixed and saved, however her ideas on love is ruined and hope on love is also gone. And that’s how the triangle ends.

 Before this though Japan and France had been in a close relationship (Research more about their relationship if you want to know)  but   France and Japan started straining in their relationship in World War 2 because Japan had been pressuring France to surrender  as they were resisting. Because of this there ends up being a slight conflict in their relationship.  (Doesn’t this sound farmiliar I wonder) 

Ok I still have more to write but I think this is quite a lot of information later on in part 2 on what I think will happen next which is based on the next part which is

America doesn’t love Russia no more
The cold war
Chill at the lockers
Japan and France after the war

Other side theory and predictions for season 4 :)

 

 

Ok I’m done

PS I know it’s a bit far fetched to parallel all the events of world War 2 to this show and I know there are some disturbing topics and dark things that may not be entirely right to parallel. But I just felt like this was mind blowing to me and I had to research it and show you how Michael Jacobs sometimes foreshadow things and we over look them. OK bye :)

Predictions: When/Where/How We Will  See Beth!

Okay, Bethyl shippers, listen up! (Or just keep reading.) I’m SUPER excited about this post and I needed to get it posted sooner rather than later because big things are happening for TD right now. As I said yesterday, I’ve been trying to write it since Sunday and I keep changing it and adding things because SO many things are coming together. If this theory is right, it not only brings together like seven major theories TD has been harping on for some time, but it also means we’ll see Beth in less than a month. *fingers crossed*

***I am going to talk about comic book spoilers in this post. We can already tell things won’t play out in the show as they do in the CBs but if you don’t want to know at all, don’t read. You’ve been warned. I’ll also mention some very mild filming spoilers.***

I’ve thought since the end of S6 that ep 7x06 would be about Beth bc of the Slabtown clock, right? Don’t worry, I still think that. But since she and Dawn are arguing about whether she can survive on the outside in that scene, I figured ep 6 would be all about that: Beth surviving on the outside.

But TWD loves its non-linear story-telling. Remember in season 5 when Daryl and Carol took off to look for Beth in episode 2, then Daryl returned, sans Carol in ep 3? But we didn’t even know if it was Carol with him until they showed us what happened in ep 6?

Yeah, they do that all the time to keep people watching. So I kind of figured Beth would show up before ep 6 and then ep 6 would be about her.

Last weekend, while talking with @thegloriouscollectorlady, I started wondering, what if ep 6 is NOT about Beth. What if it’s just about Tara? What would that mean?

Then I thought about episode 7. And the more I thought about it, the more likely it seemed that episode 7 might be all about Beth. Here’s my reasoning:

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anonymous asked:

You think you are so smart and cocky cause you think Beth is dead. Norm said that there was a taste of Bethyl love in the air and that means that if he does get with your queen she's gonna second best and never live up to his true love Beth. He's been fighting against Caryl for years and years now. Delete your blog you are embarrassing this fandom

Hi there “friendly”,

It seems I have once again done something utterly horrifying to you and it’s most likely the fact that I expressed my own personal opinion on my own personal blog regarding my own personal interest…and not yours!

That’s the problem isn’t it? 

Who am I kidding that’s always the problem and unfortunately for you the problem will continue to repeat itself over-and-over again until you decide to use the “ignore” button and remove my blog from wherever it is that you seem to come across my posts.

You quite literally have the power to solve your “problem” (me) and remove it (me) from your reality permanently!

Use it,you’ll feelbetter! I promise!

As a parting gift from me to you I will address your grievances and rather insensitive comments.

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anonymous asked:

i have no problem with slow burn (though in 2x09 i got a bit of romantic vibes from bellamy thats probably just shipper in me though) & i know and understand that right now is just not the right timing, i know survival is more imp and this show isnt about romance but it gets a bit frustrating from time to time, people fear either bellamy or clarke form romantic links with someone else but not each other + fear bellarke may never happen. i am telling u i see ppl who dont even watch & they ship it

I know! I’ve seen it too! You guys have no idea how much time I have spent on Tumblr and Twitter with all of you. When I was running the writers’ room account, I used to talk about feeling like you were all my family, and that’s because I read everything you guys wrote, constantly. It’s a miracle I actually was able to take notes for the writers in the room!

Anyway, I hear you. I know it’s frustrating. Some people feel like they got sold one show from the first 5 or 6 episodes and then got thrown a completely different show. It’s the same show, I assure you – the difference is that from the first season to the second, the characters are in even more danger than before. And as a shipper myself on other shows, I know how much you want to believe that every little subtle thing they say or do onscreen is a hint at something else. Sometimes, it is. Most of the time, we make up that stuff, because we are creative people who love to conjure up story for characters.

In real life, it is incredibly rare for people to fall in love the first time with someone and then stay with that person forever. How many boyfriends/girlfriends have you had in your life (and if the answer is none, that’s okay! I promise you will have one someday) – they may link up with other people. It could happen. But Clarke & Bellamy have a bond that would take a lot to break. It’s the kind of foundation you need for a successful romantic relationship. So, I think (and this is MY opinion, not the writers – I don’t speak for them anymore) that if they were to realize they are dummies and are actually in love with each other, they will have a successful relationship, not just because they were friends first, but because they already trust each other on a very deep level.

Enjoy the ride. Someday you’ll look back on this show and be happy you got to experience all of this first hand, without all the spoilers everywhere that tells you exactly what happened over the course of the entire show. :)

On What’s Going On With Girl Meets World

Right now, I’m sure we’re all confused with what’s going on. Just like Riley, Maya and Lucas, we don’t know what the fuck to feel. The Lucaya shippers are split: some are happy that at least the episode showed their first date and that Maya once again validated her feelings for Lucas. The others are upset because it’s looking like Riley is going to be thrown into the equation again. I feel as if the Rucas shippers are the same way. Some are happy that it’s been verified that Lucas and Riley are not brother and sister, which gives them massive amounts of hope. But then again there are others who are upset that Lucas and Maya are going out and that Maya likes Lucas for sure. 

Then there are other people in between who are caught in the whirlwind that is Girl Meets Texas part 3. I don’t know what to make of it really. I feel like it’s the day after I got extremely wasted and today is the day of a massive hangover. That’s how I feel. I feel confused, I have a headache, and all I want to do is stay in bed and let these feelings pass.

Anyway, here’s my take on the situation. I feel like the reason why Lucas and Maya were so awkward is because while Maya has come forward for her feelings about Lucas, he has not come out for his feelings for her. Save for the fact that he acknowledged his feelings for Maya via a metaphor to the bull (see the end of Girl Meets Texas part 2), he actually hasn’t outright said “I like you Maya.” He’s still in that process of trying to figure out what he feels. I think that he’s still there because even though he’s out with Maya, he’s still thinking about Riley and what they are to each other. You can also see that he still feels for her via his metaphor to the sheep (see again Girl Meets Texas part 2). 

The problem here is that nobody ever gave Lucas time to process his feelings. It was always about Maya and Riley figuring out for sure what their feelings were (which as it turns out, they BOTH like Lucas in that way). But what does Lucas feel exactly? We don’t know. That’s because in trying to do the “right thing,” Riley pushed Lucas towards Maya. She also pushed Maya towards Lucas. In a way, she forced them to become something already even though I honestly feel like they aren’t ready. Like what was made clear in the scene at the bay window, they both like Lucas and Lucas needs both of them. This is why it appears as if he likes both Maya and Riley. He needs both of them and he’s not ready to let the other one go. Until he knows for sure what his feelings for Maya and Riley are, nothing will be clear. 

But they’re still in the early stages of getting to know what it is their feelings are. This is what I think the writers are saying season 3 is all about. Nothing should happen just yet in season 2 because they need to grow first. So, as mad as I am at the writers for fucking up my feelings, I think that the progression makes sense. 

Season 1: Friendship

Season 2: Growth

Season 3: Feelings

First, the bonds of their friendships need to be strengthened. This is what season 1 was all about– strengthening the friendships. Why? Because how could they possibly survive whatever trials they faced if they didn’t have a strong enough friendship. By “they” I mean the core 5 (including Zay). Next, they need to grow. That’s a part of life. And that’s what season 2 is all about. It’s about becoming mature enough to handle whatever it is that may come. And that’s why they’re always being taught lessons that are aimed at developing their “self” (the Psych concept of the “self”). And this is why even though as much as I love Lucaya, I feel as if they need to finish growing so that in season 3, when they deal with feelings, they are ready to do so. 

I have no idea if the obvious possibility of Rucas is supposed to be some kind of plot twist to enrich the value of Lucaya, or if it is Lucaya that’s supposed to be the plot twist in the story of Rucas. I don’t know. But I never give up my hope. That’s what the show is supposed to be teaching us right? That:

a.) whatever happens, happens (Girl Meets Texas part 3) and 

b.) have hope (Girl Meets Pluto)

So I’m not quite ready to give up on Lucaya. I just think they need time to get to know each other before they start a relationship. I think Lucas also needs to figure out what he feels exactly. I feel like Riley shouldn’t be forcing anything to happen. She shouldn’t force herself to have feelings for Charlie. She shouldn’t force Maya and Lucas to be with each other like 5 seconds after they arrive from Texas. She should just let it be. 

I don’t think anybody here actually knows what’s going on or what’s going to happen. We can theorize enough to prove a fucking math equation, but I think the writers will never actually give us enough clues to figure out what the GMW future is like. Otherwise, why would we keep watching if we could predict everything that would happen? It keeps us on our toes. So shitty episodes (just kidding, but Girl Meets Texas really messed up my fucking feelings) may come our way. But like Topanga said, when everything is confusing, “just hold on.” 

So, to summarize what it is I know for sure, I would like to borrow a quote from a man that I learned about in philosophy class: all I know is that I know nothing (Socrates). 

**I’m sorry for the amount of times I cursed. I’m just so frustrated. (Let me go back to shipping Shawn and Katy who are clearly a sure thing. JK)

Daryl isn't in a good place.

So.. I was having a lot of Daryl Dixon feels and this post sort of just happened, I honestly don’t know how it got so long. It’s basically just about how I think Daryl’s going to be in 5b, how he’ll be coping (or not coping) with what happened at Grady, and how I think that some people really need to give Daryl time to go through this journey and heal instead of trying to force him to be ok. This is only behind a read-more because it got reeeallly really long.  

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Hope Bubbles - Gimple's Reasons

I know a lot of people are discouraged and still disappointed by the lack of CARYL moments we were given in 5B AND as aware as we are of the fact that interviews are essentially irrelevant when it comes to what is happening on screen, I can certainly understand the frustration and melancholy that a few thoughtless words can inspire. 

The biggest problem we have at hand right now is the lack of “reason”, the show has given US, the shippers, to tune in for Season 6 because the relationship between Carol and Daryl wasn’t reinforced significantly in the finale and their emotional significance to one another wasn’t shown in 5B as much as it was in 5A. 

I get it! 

The whole thing was definitely uneven in terms of focus and representation between the two halves and when I began trying to make sense out of my own perception of the discrepancy I too was utterly confused at what Gimple was truly going for. 

 As I’ve said in the past Gimple is a long-term storyteller and someone who likes to drag things out and is rather generous with both foreshadowing and symbolism, which all works together to eventually produce a HUGE emotional payoff for the characters involved. 

It’s a pattern he’s used several times - the CARYL reunion and Beth’s death are perfect examples of THE BIG BANG (no pun intended) he tries to deliver. 

The results of my Gimple pondering are the HOPEFUL thoughts I wanted to share with you today. 

Season 4, just like season 5 started out HUGE for CARYL! 

We were given “I liked you first”, “Gotta learn to live with the love” and POOKIE in the first episode alone and Gimple himself said on the Behind The Scene bonus Blu-Ray commentary that he consciously gave Carol and Daryl a little more emotional focus in 4A because he knew they were to be separated for much of the season afterwards. 

Carol was banished in “Indifference” (really, Rick?! Ugh) but even for the rest of 4A the CARYL bond was in the forefront because everyone was sitting on pins and needles waiting to see what Daryl would do when Rick (ugh) told him what he had done with HIS Carol. 

Of course we all know how 4B worked out and seeing how aside from some serious CARYL parallels, we didn’t see much evidence of Carol or Daryl outwardly focusing on their relationship with one another. 

Gimple, TPTB and Norman Reedus kept CARYL in the media but in terms of on-screen happenings, things weren’t looking so good after the finale AND had it not been for some filming news, a lot more Carylers would have simply given up. 

Now if you look at Season 5, the CARYL relationship was HUGE in 5A and we saw them progress more emotionally and physically in just a few episodes, which in turn emphasized their importance to one another repeatedly and quite significantly. 

Essentially what Gimple did in 4A was done once again but on a bigger scale. 

It was important to showcase their bond in 4A and that was increased tenfold in 5A. 

The second half - 5B - tapered off on the emotional involvement for CARYL and while their separation obviously wasn’t to the same degree as it was in 4B, it was prominent nonetheless. 

We needed to know Carol and Daryl were close in 4A because the connection needed to survive 4B, which leads me to believe that the emotional intensity of 5A CARYL was set up to make sure their connection remains believable in 5B and beyond… 

In Season 4 we were pushed to wonder what their reunion would be like and how Daryl will react to Carol after the banishment, while 5A and the so-called “rift” with Carol’s new persona and the whole ‘Daryl didn’t take the gun - he’s no longer close with Carol’ issue is what we are suppose to anticipate in Season 6. 

The storyline has the same basic concept but the circumstances of it unfolding are different. 

Now we know that after almost feeling like CARYL was battered in 4B, Gimple gave us some amazing CARYL bonding moments in 5A, with the reunion happening at a time a lot of people were giving up on the ship. 

We were meant to believe or think that the bond between Carol and Daryl was irreparably damaged, broken in every meaningful way and we certainly were meant to feel as if Carol’s own storyline was finished and her death imminent (I mean go look at Chandra’s archive to see just how done CARYL was). 

My point boils down to the fact that CARYL was presented in a way to create doubt and make the resolution of all the relationships involved unpredictable and uncertain in every way. 

They wanted us to be scared and thereby surprised when Daryl who hadn’t said anything about Carol for 6 episodes ended up sprinting, sobbing and practically bowling Carol over in those woods. 

I mean not even the most optimistic Caryler expected THAT MUCH emotion!

We know that Gimple doesn’t let things go easily and he likes the build-up, the element of surprise and the deflection from the endgame. 

We also know that he uses foreshadowing quite liberally and in a rather over-the-top-way; 

- Everything Beth said was practically screaming the predictability of her death in 4B 

- Rick’s own line “I won’t have you there” to Carol pretty much guaranteed that she would end up with Judith. 

To name a few! 

Now look at some foreshadows this Season;  

-“You are a man" 

-“I can’t let myself…(feel)" 

-Carol and Sam… 

Gimple isn’t exactly subtle and seeing how last seasons foreshadowing paid off - MAYBE - the ones he set up this season will come full circle as well! 

Too much time was spent on CARYL emotionally for 5A to be meaningless- especially since one whole episode was basically them talking and re-connecting! 

Last years bottle episode "Still” was set up to build up Beth for Grady and it played out just as the dialogue and symbolism predicted. 

“Consumed” wasnt filmed for nothing, especially since it wasn’t plot-necessary, and while many predicted it’s point was to set up Carol’s death in the MSF, obviously that didn’t end up coming to fruition - meaning the reason is still unknown! 

Carol and Daryl’s relationship has been building for 5 Seasons (but it’s only been 2 years for the characters) and I can’t see them destroying that bond after all the focus, attention and popularity, they were given in 5A or before. 

Gimple’s approach to CARYL in Season 5 matches up with what he did with CARYL in Season 4, only he’s doing it in a less dramatic way. 

There are issues set up for Carol and Daryl to rehash and address in Season 6, which means there is still time and there is still HOPE for something more. 

After all look how far they’ve come! 

CARYL On My Lovelies - The Best Is Yet To Come! 

Love XOXO 

Sanja