Hanzo, McCree can tell, is on the very edge of sleep.That is not surprising, as they have been curled together in bed for the last twenty minutes. He feels a little guilty for waking Hanzo, but it is worth it to see Hanzo sleepily lift his head off of McCree’s shoulder, blinking until his eyes readjust.
“Listen. I wanna ask you about doin’ somethin’, and it’s kinda crazy. I expect you to tell me no, but still.”
Hanzo groans softly and resettles on McCree’s chest, chin propped up so he can see. “We’re not buying a ranch in Montana,” he says, his voice rough with sleep but no less fond.
McCree chuckles. He raises a hand to smooth a few strands of hair back from Hanzo’s face. “Wasn’t gonna ask again, believe me, sweetheart.”
“Then what is it?”
McCree takes a deep breath. He focuses for a moment on Hanzo in front of him: his sleepy eyes, the dark fan of his eyelashes, the tiny and lopsided smile on his face, the way he has subtly turned into the cup of McCree’s hand. His chest swells with happiness, bright and warm and something he is not accustomed to. Fuck, McCree could be happy forever if they just stayed like this.
“What do you think of gettin’ married?” he asks.
Hanzo’s eyes widen by a small fraction. “Married?”
“Are you asking me if I have thought of marriage, or are you asking me to marry you?”
“Both. I think.”
Hanzo watches him for a moment or two. He is still a little sleepy, but McCree can see the gears working in his head.
“Yes, you’ve thought of it, or yes, you’ll marry me?”
Hanzo’s smile widens. “Both,” he parrots.
“You weren’t supposed to say yes. We’re too much of a mess.”
“I assumed you asked it because you wanted it.”
“You’re supposed to talk me out of this.”
“I do not plan to.”
“You. You want to get married.”
“I had not planned on it. But I could, if it were to you.”
Ahhhhhh I don’t know how to make things short anymoreeeeee.
Dr. Merlin Emrys was the best forensic scientist in Camelot City. He was detailed and thorough in everything he did. There was never a scrap of evidence out of place or a particle forgotten when Merlin was working on a case. It was probably the only reason Super Special Agent Prat-dragon put up with Merlin for so long. Especially when Merlin called his boss, Special Agent Arthur Pendragon, any variation of his real name. It was a miracle Merlin hadn’t been sacked for insubordination.
Arthur usually said that he only kept Merlin around because no one else could identify ‘random shit’ like Merlin could. Merlin took it as a compliment since the evidence he found was usually essential to their cases. Once Arthur even admitted that without Merlin his team would have been dead in the water on a few cases.
Despite all Arthur’s talk, Merlin was fairly certain that Arthur kept him around because Arthur actually liked him. Merlin had been added to Pendragon’s team five years ago, and despite a rocky start, Merlin and Arthur had clicked within that first year. Their minds worked in sync and as soon as Arthur had something, Merlin was one step behind him. They were two peas in a pod, despite the fact that they bantered more than they talked. They saw each other everyday. If it wasn’t at the morning report, it was lunch in the cafeteria, or Arthur visiting Merlin in his lab. Arthur often brought Merlin his favorite coffee from Dragons Cafe with a perfect amount of whipped cream (too much whipped cream in Arthur’s opinion). Merlin also knew that Arthur went in person to get the coffee, instead of sending a terrified lackey, because the cups always said ‘Arthur’ on the sides. They had become a pair, and Merlin had thought perhaps if they hadn’t met at work…there would be something more there too.
here you go, a full filmized clip!!!! anamorphic ratio, lens correction, color correction/grading/timing, film grain!!!!!!!! in video form!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i’ve been planning on making cinematic movie version fanedits of atla and korra, this is officially! my first! test run! and it looks soooooooooooo good, i have to do the full versions now that i know it’s possible and looks THIS GOOD
watch in 1080p and fullscreen, the beauty is in the details <33333
it’s time for eli’s character analysis of rich goranski that’s been a long time coming if we’re all completely honest with ourselves but. here we go whoo
first thing’s first: the rich we see is the rich that the squip wants us to see. he’s heavily manipulated throughout the musical, but especially in the first few scenes. this is clearly what jeremy’s used to; rich pushing him around, insulting him, being a tormentor. from rich’s later actions ( him being more friendly to jeremy in the hospital, for example ) we can see that he doesn’t necessarily think jeremy is a bad guy/doesn’t necessarily dislike him, he’s just an easy target, and rich, via the squip, has the power to throw his weight around. the thing that sticks out to me about rich’s first interaction with jeremy is that it isn’t exactly violent — rude, embarrassing, unnecessary, yes, but not physically harmful. he’s more bark than bite.
in the bathroom scene, we ( and jeremy ) get our first glimpse at who rich is underneath the bravado, without the squip. a lot of his behaviour is attention demanding and erratic as jeremy tries to wash ‘boyf’ off of his backpack: yelling, banging on the stall door, etc. we can infer from this that rich is acting this way in a valiant effort to be seen or noticed, backed up by the fact that, apparently, no one knew he attended the school freshman year. there’s something about rich’s desperate tone when he starts to tell jeremy about the squip that suggests urgency, as if this is vital information that jeremy needs to know. to rich, maybe it is. remember that at this point, he totally buys everything the squip is selling him.
the fact that jeremy doesn’t remember rich attending middleborough has some unfortunate implications. it suggests that rich was quiet and removed, so much so that ‘nobody’ noticed his presence. does that mean that once rich got the squip, people introduced themselves to him as if he were totally new? people just took him as a new kid, and he had to understand that the old him, the real rich goranski, just wasn’t important enough to remember? rich had to keep up this facade of confident and cool when the ‘old’ him faded into nonexistence and no one asked where he was. no one noticed that the ‘old’ rich was gone, instead just assuming he had never even been there at all.
the squip song is very interesting to me. we get a lot of confessions from rich in the second verse, which seems to be the most personal and the most honest. the first and third verses are both rich detailing his endeavours with being ‘popular’, things that jeremy can relate to. he talks about girl trouble ( ‘didn’t have a girlfriend or a clue’, ‘my sexting was a futile quest’ ), something that jeremy is having right now, and the squip has proven that it knows when things like that happen. it’s entirely possible the squip is feeding rich this information in order to convince jeremy to get one. the second verse, however, is much more personal, starting at ‘i was hopeless’. there’s a lot of self depreciation in this verse, with rich calling himself hopeless very offhandedly, as if it doesn’t matter at all. he also calls himself helpless, but, surely, the squip was bought in an attempt to help? rich clearly feels a lot of disdain for himself that he’s not letting on.
moving to the big line in this verse:i was stagnant and idle, i was so suicidal. now, we know from christine that the musical isn’t above offhand references to suicide and depression, but this is a lot more ominous. we’re not given the impression that rich is as open as christine, nor are we given any indication that he could be lying for shock value. this implies that rich, pre squip, was lonely to the point of friendlessness, despite canonly having an older brother. i’ll get onto the topic later, but rich also has an alcoholic father to deal with, and no mention of his mother at all — all that weighs on a kid. it’s entirely possible that, pre squip, rich was dealing with suicide ideation and depression. the idea of being ‘stagnant’ — stuck in one place, being dull and sluggish, and ‘idle’, lazy or pointless: this is rich blaming himself for his unpopularity, taking the blame for falling under the radar… exactly something that a manipulative and abusive supercomputer would lead him to believe.
there’s a lot more to be said about the squip song, but this is already gonna be extremely long, so i’ll move on to when we next see rich. it’s after jeremy gets his squip, and rich asks for his finder’s fee. we learn from this encounter that rich is struggling for money at home, possibly because of his father’s addiction ( though we can’t be certain ), and that his dad is a drunk. the thing is, we learn that from jeremy’s lie. rich doesn’t even bother to deny it when jeremy says his dad drinks too — just brushes it off with an ever casual ‘fuckin’… dads, right?’ and trucks onwards. this leads me to believe that rich has long since abandoned being angry/upset by his dad’s failures as a father. he’s desperate for someone to relate to, so he takes jeremy’s words as fact instantly, with a little help from the squips, who sync up and align jeremy’s desires to rich’s.
rich continues to be very cavalier and unbothered about his experiences, which i’ll touch on now. obviously, with his dad, it’s more of a case of being used to it, or ‘over’ it, and so it doesn’t get dwelled on — rich moves forwards without spending too much time thinking about his home life and invites jeremy over, changing the subject entirely ( but, most notably, back to the squip ). later on, it’s the rumours spread by his classmates and the squip that he treats with the same aloof modesty; ‘whatever. doesn’t matter. i’m finally free of that shiny, happy hive mind.’ by this point, rich has lost faith in the squip, come to terms with the fact that his friendships with his peers were mostly based on lies, and he’s so heartbreakingly casual about it. by his demeanour, it’s like he expected it to all come crashing down eventually — it just happened a little sooner than he’d hoped.
his next appearance is halloween, and i’m relying on the stage directions a little for this, as they give more insight than the lyrics/dialogue do. it states that as the partygoers dance and sing, rich’s dance ‘becomes more of a desperate freak out. it’s clear something is wrong.’ i can’t remember the exact quote for this part, but they all clear out and leave rich by himself on stage before chloe comes to get jeremy for do you wanna hang. this means that something was obviously going on with rich during the party, but no one either noticed or cared. if anyone caught on, they didn’t ask what was wrong, and if no one caught on, it means they weren’t looking. rich isn’t as involved and noticeable as he thinks he is, even before the fire. the fact that he asks so many people about mountain dew red is really telling, too: people are just watching him freak out and not doing anything about it, not even offering. he’s all on his own in this once again.
even jeremy doesn’t do anything. rich ‘glitches out’ when jeremy yells at him for not warning him about alcohol and runs off, the ‘warning’ signal being a clear cry for help, but jeremy doesn’t assist or even ask. rich is left to deal with the events that follow all by himself, and, boy, does he deal with them. not only is jake’s house burned to the ground, but jake is injured, and rich is severely hurt, covered in burns, as seen by the few pictures we have of that scene. what a lot of people seem to forget is that injuries mean recovery, and recovery from a third degree burn is especially harrowing and lengthy, even without the psychological scarring it leaves, but that’s another post for another day.
rich, understandably, is gone until the hospital scene, but let’s not forget that it’s the memory of him that reminds jeremy about the mt dew red. rich is essential to the plot of bmc not only for introducing jeremy to the squip and setting the whole plot in motion, but also for cluing jeremy in on how to get rid of the squip. this raises so many questions, though: how did rich know? why was rich trying to get rid of his squip? what happened that was so terrifying that he had to expel it immediately? did it have anything to do with the shoebox full of squips in his locker? why does he have the squips in his locker? what are they for?
one of the joes implied via an instagram dm that rich’s squip was also trying to take over the school, and that’s why rich had the shoebox of dormant squips waiting. maybe that’s why rich wanted to get rid of his own: it suggested taking over the school, and he wanted no part of that. maybe the squip was getting too much, and he wanted it gone. jeremy’s squip says that rich is facing ‘a lot of pressure at home’, but the squip is not above lying, this we know.
i also want to point out that there is no solid evidence that rich set the fire. everyone blames him because, one, he was acting strangely at the party like jenna says, and two, he was the most severely injured. in the smartphone hour, we get the line ‘no, i wasn’t quite there, but i know what happened, i swear’. this clearly tells us that no one saw rich start the fire — in all likelihood, it probably wasn’t him. there’s no concrete proof. the smartphone hour is also a touchy subject. all of rich’s classmates, people he probably considered friends, turn on him instantly in a desperate bid to secure their own popularity, get in on the gossip and use him for their own gain. the line ‘be honest… what are they saying about me at school?’ implies that none of his classmates have been to see him since the fire. it’s heavily suggested that these people don’t care about rich goranski — they only care about the scandal surrounding him.
the hospital scene is very prominent, as it’s the only complete scene we get without any intervention from either boy’s squip. rich likens the loss of the squip to ‘losing a part of yourself’, which, it 100% is. the squip had become an ingrained part of rich’s personality, so much so that it was hard to discern where rich ended and the squip began. even with the squip gone, there’s going to be a long time in which rich realises his dependency on it, how it manipulated and hurt him more than it helped. he isn’t just going to instantly recover. the original rich goranski is gone, and that’s something that really gets to me. the boy rich was before his trauma and abuse is gone and rich is forever changed, someone totally new at the end of the musical. he’s got to come to terms with who he is, what he’s done and what people think of him before he can really be comfortable without his squip — before he can really be free of the shiny, happy, hive mind.
tl;dr: there’s more to rich than fire/kermit jokes, and he has the potential to be a wonderfully interesting and devastatingly sad character, and he means the absolute world to me. i hope the time i spent on this didn’t go to waste and i hope i made you think at least a little differently about him djhfdjskd
Before we start, just know I’m gonna use three dating systems. I know, I’m sorry ;A; but hopefully I made it so that it’s easy to follow. >,<
1327 AE = 0 ATC = 3653 BBY AE, After Emperor (BE is obviously Before Emperor) ATC, After Treaty of Coruscant (BTC should be self explanatory) BBY, Before Battle of Yavin
Please note. This is not an exhaustive list of ALL the events ever. But rather brief points about some of the important ones from the Imperial-side of things.
Old Sith Empire
95,020 BE (96,347BTC/100,000BBY) Start of Sith civilization on Korriban.
25,020 BE (26,347BTC/30,000BBY) Pre-industrial age Sith fight off Killiks.
23,020 BE (24,347BTC/28,000BBY) Korriban is unified under King Adas, making this the first time for an official Sith Empire.
22,700 BE (24,047BTC/27,700BBY) The Sith, under Adas, fight off the Rakata.
9,020 BE (10,347BTC/14,000BBY) A library temple established on Krayiss Two
2020 BE (3347BTC/7000BBY) Civil war initiated by Dathka Graush
1920 BE (3247BTC/6900BBY) The Exiles arrive on Korriban.
20 BE (1347BTC/5000BBY) The Great Hyperspace War begins and ends.
19 BE (1346BTC/4999BBY) Vitiate eats Nathema and leads remnants of the Empire on a 19-year odyssey.
Resurgent Sith Empire
0 AE (1327BTC/4980BBY) Vitiate forms the Empire on Dromund Daas.
76 AE (1251BTC/4904BBY) Grand Moff Vaiken is killed on a mission.
374 AE (953BTC/4606BBY) Kel’eth Ur is imprisoned for heresy.
Unspecified Darth Lokess, with fellow Councillors, tried and failed to overthrow the Emperor. Vodal Kressh attempted to challenge the emperor and failed. Vitiate declares the planet of Athiss to be forbidden.
937 AE (390BTC/4043BBY) Darths Victun and Qalar fight a Kaggath that leaves the Citadel in ruins. The other Councilors execute them and their family lines. The Citadel is rebuilt with Darth Nostrem as the architect.
1020 AE (307BTC/3960BBY) Battle of Malachor V.
1026 AE (301BTC/3954BBY) The Sith Civil War.
1299 AE (28BTC/3681BBY) Battle of Korriban and the start of the galactic war.
1327 AE (0ATC/3653BBY) Sacking of Coruscant, a treaty is signed.
1337 AE (10ATC/3643BBY) Start of SWTOR.
There’s a post somewhere that expands upon the timelines of the game…. I can’t find it right now. :<
But by 2000BBY the Sith Empire is…. gone.
(if i did my math wrong and the dates are off… i’m sorry. i tried. i really did. ;-; tumblr ate my whole post and i had to rewrite the WHOLE damn thing….)
Now, I would actually say the “Old” Sith Empire is basically from 1920BE with the arrival of the Exiles to 0AE when Vitiate ascends. Anything before that could be categorized as “Ancient Sith History” (in like… Imperial/Sith history textbooks or something. idk).
It’s worth noting, that both the Old and Resurgent Sith Empire lasted like…. a really long time??
From the Exiles to the Great Hyperspace War, the Empire was unified and together for nearly 2 thousand years. And with Vitiate, the Empire trucked along for more than 1000. Something’s not adding up with the “canon”. No way in hell can a galactic governing body last this long if its leaders are constantly~ fighting and killing and betraying each other. Regardless of how much DS Force powers and Sith magic these people are using.
This is the moment that I have been dreaming of for the longest time.
To have it come to fruition is literally a dream come true; I still can’t believe that I finally met Alycia Debnam-Carey!!! (I would still not believe it if it weren’t for the videos/pictures I have with her). I was a nervous wreck. She was the sweetest person EVER, and her eyes, oh my god, when she looked me in the eyes and I saw all those different colours, it literally left me breathless and I couldn’t speak. I told her that I was going to cry because this is such a surreal moment, and when your dream is right there in front of you, emotions run wild. And she was so nice and kept saying “No no no, you don’t need to cry!” I got to give her presents for her birthday, and it was adorable when she asked me what the lightbox was and how her face lit up when I explained it to her and she figured out what it was. About my shirt that she signed, she read it and was like “Oh my god, I love your shirt!” And with everything going on I totally forgot that I was wearing it and I was like “Yes! Can you sign it??” And she said of course, and said “I’ll have to cross out ‘ur not’.” She crossed it out, and put the little “I am” by herself, signed it, and then Colman took my phone from the table and took a picture of my shirt for me, then told Alycia to get in the picture too so we could get one together. Then, she gave me a hug and said “Thank you so much, Shirley.” And tbh, I died right there and then.
I am forever grateful and blessed for being able to meet the love of my life. Dreams come true, no matter how farfetched or impossible it may seem.