I know some people are upset about the shower scene but I thought it was the perfect way to pay homage to Psycho without being completely predictable and abandoning the entire point of the series which was to humanize Norman as the mentally ill protagonist who does not want to harm innocent people.
Bates Motel’s version of Norman has already been through the phase where he killed innocent women years ago, he is past that phase. (also that’s another reason I don’t understand these people trying to argue that they only let Marion live because it’s part of their 2017 sjw feminist agenda or whatever, like wtf? norman has killed multiple women and jacked off to marion twice without her knowing, what are you on? lmao did you even watch the series?) I think killing off Marion would have just been an unnecessary step backwards for this Norman as he is a constantly developing character. He has already shown that he has the power to control himself when he ran out of Madeleine’s house without killing her just a few episodes prior. Killing Sam instead makes a lot more sense in terms of this plot and back story and definitely helps bring the audience back on Norman’s side too. I think a lot of fans have unfortunately fallen into the notion that Bates Motel’s Norman is just that static character that he is from psycho and wrongly ignored any attempt of humanizing him in the past thinking they already knew where it would lead. Sam being killed instead and Norman telling Marion to go was a bit of a kick in the face to those people and just further reminds us of everything we’ve already been through with this Norman throughout the series and that the actual Norman is still in there. He isn’t completely gone like Norman Bates seems to be in the film. He has a conscience that is fighting back at his delusions and we’re supposed to be on his side because we were there with him through everything as the audience and he is our protagonist. It also further develops and explains what kind of part of Norman that Mother is. She isn’t a completely awful side of Norman in Bates Motel like she is in Psycho.
I also really appreciate that the writers would rather stay true to themselves and their own storyline they’ve already created rather rather then just do what everyone expected and take the easy way out. Like the series was never supposed to be an exact pre quel to psycho and they’ve said it from the beginning. It was always an independent work that was heavily inspired by Psycho, but in the end they wanted to go with their own narrative not to just recreate someone else’s. I also appreciate that they give Norman a chance to beat his demons, unlike in Psycho where he’s already too far gone and it’s over for Norman from the get go.
A/N: Since I have now reached 100 followers, I decided to post this one-shot as a celebration. Enjoy!
Based off of the song Shadows by Sabrina Carpenter.
Amanda Larsen was the newest addition to the Avengers and the most mysterious and secretive. She rarely talked, and when she did, she was always quiet and usually only spoke to Natasha or Clint, the ones who found her in an abandoned Hydra base.
The others only knew a few small details of her past.
Captured by Hydra.
Experimented on by Hydra.
Brainwashed by Hydra.
She was one of their assassins, forced to kill hundreds (though it felt like thousands to her) of people. Innocent people.
They were often awoken in the middle of the night by her screams of terror.
She could never get away from the blood shed, the guilt, the pain. Not even in her sleep.
Any time any of them tried to comfort her, even Natasha and Clint, she turned away, and became even colder towards everyone, so they decided to let her be.
No one could imagine what she went through.
Three years after she was brought to Avengers Tower, she was finally comfortable.
She talked more, she actually smiled and laughed.
She was as close to being happy as she could get, and that was all she wanted.
When Steve introduced his friend Bucky to the team, she couldn’t help but notice how much he acted like her, when she first arrived.
It didn’t take long for her to develope feelings for him.
Of course everyone noticed almost right away.
Whenever he entered the room, her eyes got brighter.
If he talked to her, she listened to every word as if it were the most important thing in the world.
If she got him to smile, she would act like she just won the Olympics.
Yeah, everyone noticed, but the man himself.
It wasn’t that he didn’t fell the same. No, he defiantly felt the same. It was that he felt as if he wasn’t good enough. She was too good, too pure. At least to him she was. He knew about her past, and he didn’t care. If anything, it made him care for her more.
But, his self hatred made him blind to her feelings.
And she was too afraid.
Too afraid of the rejection she’s faced all her life.
Her nightmares still came. They never stopped. Every night she was back in the chair, back with Hydra, she just learned to not wake up screaming.
She never could fall back asleep after a nightmare, and she never wanted to. She was too afraid that they would come back.
She jerked awake in a cold sweat.
This nightmare was different from the rest.
She was still back in the cold dark clutches of Hydra, but this time, instead of being forced to kill a faceless innocent, it Bucky.
That was when she knew.
She knew that she was in love with him.
Little did she know, he was in the same predicament.
After her late night realization, she avoided Bucky like the plague.
She was getting too close and any time she got close to someone, they were ripped from her hands.
She became colder and more reserved. She barely talked ton anyone. She was going back to the way she was.
All while Bucky was wondering what he did wrong.
She hardley spoke to him. If he walked into a room and she was there, she quickly left. She could barely look at him.
This continued for a month until he got her where she couldn’t escape.
She kept having the same nightmare.
It’s been the same one for a month. Each one worse than the last.
She’s now seeked the roof for comfort. Sitting there until the sun started to rise.
She was always alone up there. No oone knew that she did it.
Except for one person.
Bucky had noticed her going out there the night before, and decided that this was the night to confront her.
She was looking up at the sky when she heard the door open and foot steps approaching her.
She have to look to know who it was.
He sat down next to her and they were both silent for a beat.
“Why’ve you been avoiding me?” He asked softly. He didn’t give her a chance to answer before he continued. “Have I done something wrong? Did I say something? Do something?”
She could almost laugh. Of course he would think that he did something wrong. He was simply too good.
Too good for me. She thought sadly.
“No James.” He smiled at that. She never did call him Bucky. It was always James. “You didn’t do something. I did.” She spoke so quietly he probably wouldn’t have heard her if he didn’t have enhanced hearing.
His eyebrows drew together in confusion.
She took a deep breath, preparing herself for her confession, his rejection and the end of their friendship. Or rather, what was left of it.
“Wha-” He started, but she cut him off.
“I fell in love with you.” His eyes widened. “And I know you don’t feel the same, because no one could love me, I understand and I’m sorry for ruining our friendship.”
She got up and started walking to words the door, tears streaming down her face.
Before she could reach the door, he grabbed her wrist and spun her around.
She opened her mouth to say something, but was silenced by his lips crashing down on her own.
To say she was shocked would’ve been the understatement of the century.
It took a few moments for her to realize what was happening, but once she did, she returned the kiss eagerly.
She’s not sure how long they stand there, lips locked, his left arm around her waist the other inertwined in her honey blonde hair and her arms around his neck, once hand playing with the hair at the nape of his neck, but eventually, they had to break apart for air.
“I love you too.” He murmured.
After that night, the nightmares don’t come anymore.
All because of a certain soldier right beside her.
Yuichi Tsukino of the Genderflip!Timeline is one of the most innocent
people alive. He has a habit of blushing when Momoko tries to so much as
hold his hand, and he somehow managed to convince himself that he and
Momoko shouldn’t kiss until after they get married.
Why does BLM always pick the worst people to rally around? I'll never forget when they tried to make out Alton Sterling ( a violent convicted pedophile with a rap sheet a mile long) and Korryn Gaines (who threatened the cops and basically used her own child as a human shield) as innocent little lambs murdered by racist cops. It's odd considering that there are quite a few GENUINE cases of cops brutalizing innocent people or using excessive force...
Because if they look at all the genuine cases of police brutality, they’ll find that it isn’t a race issue, it’s a(n often corrupt) policing issue.
Police brutality comes from either officers that joined the police for a power trip, officers that end up “snapping” or officers that are poorly trained.
The fact is that it’s about police officers in general, not about someone’s race. The police that abuse their position can be any race or ethnicity, and the victims of police brutality can be any race or ethnicity.
It isn’t a race issue. It’s a police issue. And inside that police issue, there will be individual bigoted police officers, because sadly, bigots of every stripe end up in every single profession out there.
But if BLM accepts that, then it stops being a “black versus white” issue. And that’s all that they care about. After all, Freddie Gray was used as an example of “racist white police” by BLM despite the fact that half the police involved were black themselves.
And it’s all such a horrible shame, because now, when people think of police brutality, they think of people that were killed lawfully in the line of duty, and if it goes on like this, then when people hear “police brutality,” all they’re going to presume is that there’s yet another criminal that deserved it that others are crying over – and that just isn’t right or fair.
Police brutality is a problem. Falsely claiming that there’s police brutality when there hasn’t been any does nothing but make a joke of it.
Yo like, I keep seeing posts about how in Steven Universe they should release Bismuth again because Rose ended up shattering someone, and Bismuth was bubbled for wanting to shatter others. Like, how does the justice system work in your head like “Oh yes, this is the cop that put the convicted murderer in jail for wanting to kill innocent people. But it turns out the cop may have also killed someone so we better release the one they imprisoned.”????
If you didn’t pay attention to the episode, Bismuth wanted to shatter soldiers of Homeworld, the enemy. However, Rose had a point to stop this because we are talking possibly innocent lives taken because they happen to have been forced to work for the other side. Or they don’t know better. I mean yeah some are gonna be like the people you want to stop like a Jasper-type character. But if you have the Breaking Point, you’re not gonna care anymore, you’re just gonna shoot and kill. That means characters like Peridot and Lapis would’ve been gone before you got to meet them, to convince them that the Earth is worth saving and there is a better life away from the Diamond Authority.
However, Rose Quartz: #1 Has not been confirmed to actually have shattered Pink Diamond, only accused #2 Shattered a Diamond, you know the ones you keep calling oppressors and abusers and manipulators and whatnot and shouldn’t have sympathy thrown towards them.
tl:dr you don’t release a convicted murderer because the person who detained them happened to be accused of murder later on.
And yet she could not forgive herself. Even as an adult, she wished only that she could go back and change things: the ungainly things she’d worn, the insecurity she’d felt, all the innocent mistakes she made.
This post got me thinking… did Prompto always have it covered? For some reason I always figured it was underneath the skin no idea why. The answer is: Yes.
I always found it strange that he had wristbands over his gloves, but I just chalked it down to typical FF design albeit modernised.
So I was talking to a friend about this and we were discussing if he had wore it as a child.
Even when he’s washing Pryna.
And going to bed.
Even before facing Noctis, he fixes his armband and squeezes to make sure nothing is shown. (At first I thought it was just a little ritual he does to boost his confidence - like when someone snaps a rubber band on their wrist as a good luck charm.)
Dear god… Poor Prompto. What was just a small thing before now makes so much sense and means so much more. Not only was he conscious about his weight but he was agonising over his past being revealed and his identity made known. Fuck.
I hate when conservatives pretend that everything Donald Trump has done in business is legal. Don’t be stupid. Everything he does is obviously not legal. If what he did was legal he wouldn’t have been sued literally thousands of times. If what he was doing was legal he wouldn’t have to settle lawsuits out of court. Rich innocent people do not have to settle. Conservatives should try critical thinking. Trump’s business model in his company and personal life literally accounts for endless litigation. He’s even been sued by his lawyers for not being paid! He doesn’t pay his lawyers who defend him for not paying other people! WTF?
tumblr goons: please stop calling cartoon porn of children “child porn” and “pedophilia”!!!!! literally youre being so disrespectful to the talented artists who draw it and the innocent MAPs who jack off to it. maybe you should learn what pedophilia REALLY is before you accuse innocent people
i think one of the most essential things about jrpgs that square consistently gets right and has gotten right in the past is the beginning
when you play a shitty amateur rpgmaker rpg or even just some bad rpgs and general, the beginning can be pretty underwhelming. maybe you’re just a villager living in some village until [the beginning of legend of zelda wind waker compressed into 10 seconds] i mean until your tranquil town is attacked by an evil presence and you must [call to adventure] to defeat [the evil bad guy or whatever the antagonist is called in hero with 1000 faces], but square does NOT pull that shit. the beginning to every final fantasy game is as captivating and unique as the universes themselves.
you start out working for the bad guy, and go to destroy a village full of innocent people. you’re working with an eco-terrorist group to bomb a power plant. you start out playing as a character that’s significant to the real protagonist’s storyline in a battle that’s historically significant to the setting and you DIE. you’re planning to kidnap a princess by using a theatrical play as a front to enter the castle, and you find out SHE WANTS TO BE KIDNAPPED. from the very beginning you’re connected to the story and the characters because the story starts in media res.