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Dearest Jane Fans –

I want to begin this letter by telling you about the magic of Brett Dier.  He took a character – built from the beginning with secrets and moral lapses – and made him so likable, so funny, so sincere in all the right ways, that most of our writers’ room became #teammichael by the end of the first season.  And I honestly don’t think I’ll ever love a moment on our show as much as I loved Michael’s vows to Jane…  Which is to say, this was a devastating episode for us to write.

It was also a decision made very early on, when I thought about our story as a whole.  And even in season one, I knew it would be a hard thing to actually do, which is why there was a line (which many of you noticed) about how Michael would never stop loving Jane.  And the Narrator confirmed, “For as long as Michael lived, until he drew his very last breath, he never did.”  Honestly, I put that line into the script at the last minute to hold our feet to the fire, to make sure we went through with it.  Because even back then, the writers could all see the magic of Jane and Michael together.  Not to mention Rogelio and Michael!    

The other reason I put that line in the script was to prepare you… a little.  If the writers and actors loved Michael so much, then I knew it would be devastating for the fans.  So then, the only surprise we had left, was when…

And again – that goes back to the magic of Brett Dier.  Originally, I thought Michael would die earlier.  But Brett is such an incredible actor – he gave us such great comedy and drama and first-rate exposition delivery (!), often all in one scene.  And he and Gina… well, there’s that word again – magic.  So, we changed some things in the writers’ room.  Jane and Michael got married.  They had sex. They moved into their first home. And I’m so glad we did that and I’m so glad all those firsts for Jane were with Michael.  But this is a telenovela, as we so frequently remind you.  And we are only at our midpoint.

You’ll recall, back in the pilot, Jane was on a path.  Things were mapped out.  And then she was accidentally artificially inseminated and everything changed.  Well now, everything is changing again.  How does our romance-loving hero move on, how does she get back the light and the hope…?

Well, it’s certainly not quick.  And that’s why we’re now three years later in our story.  We’ll be flashing back to those three years and filling in gaps, but mining emotions realistically is something we work hard on and we knew the immediate pain of that loss would overwhelm our storytelling.  After talking to grief counselors, this felt like the right time to reenter Jane’s journey.  She’ll always feel Michael’s absence (and trust me, we will too), but it opens up our storytelling in new and exciting ways, while allowing for the light and bright Jane world that we love to write.  

Which brings me to something I feel really badly about.  The timing.  I’ve had so many tweets lately about how Jane is a bright spot these days. And I know you just watched a gut punch of an episode.  So, I just wanted to reassure you that Jane’s optimism will rise up.

Thank you guys so much for watching the show, for caring so passionately, and for going on our journey. And thank you so much to Brett. For his talent.  His passion.  His humor on set.  Michael will be missed in Jane’s world, just as Brett is already missed in ours.  

With love,

Jennie Urman

My alphabetical 25 favorite horror films of 2016 which I will probably keep updating until the end of 2017.

10 Cloverfield Lane

The Alchemist Cookbook


The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Blair Witch

The Conjuring 2


Don’t Breathe


The Eyes of My Mother


Friend Request

Green Room


I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

The Invitation

The Monster

Neon Demon


They Look Like People

Train to Busan

Trash Fire

Under the Shadow

The Wailing

The Witch

  • Jane: That's your attempt at a proposal? Rushed into the last 3 minutes of an episode in which Emma hasn't even appeared at all?
  • Andrew & Dana: well...yes?
  • Jane: hahahahahahaha no, no, no. Not for Captain Swan, darlings. Nope. I'm undoing it & rewriting it. I'm giving them the build up and the full episode focus they deserve before such a big moment. I'm giving them a second proposal. Because they deserve that shit yo. Bye.
Close as Strangers: Chapter 11

Close as Strangers: Chapter 11

Word count: 6.2k

Genre: High School au, angst, smut  

This is dedicated to one of my best friends, thank you for being my friend and putting up with my weird ass. Thank you for reading my works and helping me want to keep writing even when I feel overwhelmed. Love you to death @kae-popx have a wonderful birthday, you deserve it! 

Chapters: one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten

Originally posted by sugutie

You and Yoongi were bringing your stuff down to the foyer when the doorbell rang. You had woken up only about fifteen minutes ago. You were so tired but you lazily went and opened it to a sleepy looking Jungkook. He smiled and walked in, giving you a kiss and brushing hair from your face.

“Morning, Jungkook.“ you rubbed the sleep from one eye.

“Hi, love. Do you want some help with your bags?” He asked. He became very smiley all the sudden. His hand suddenly slid down your back and cupped your ass, squeezing it quickly. All you could do was gasp and he was out the door with one of your bags. Yoongi had already taken his but came back for his pillow and backpack.

“You okay, Y/N?” Yoongi asked.

“Yeah,” you unfroze, you were definitely awake now. You grabbed your backpack and blanket. Then you and Yoongi said goodbye to your parents and his parents.

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top 5 period drama kisses RANKED

5. ELISE MACKENNA & RICHARD COLLIER (somewhere in time 1980) this kiss is so so SO sweet but also lusty like elise is gasping when he is just stroking her face???? which he does by the way for like 5 minutes like at the end of the kiss they get interrupted im like that wouldnt’ve happened if u didnt spend 8 years staring at her before u KISSED HER but like when they go for it they rly go for it !!!!!! young superman is fine tbh 

4. JANE EYRE & EDWARD ROCHESTER’S DREAM KISS (jane eyre 2011) i may or may not have had this same exact fantasy before like legit saaammeee jane. this kiss is raw like get him fantasy!jane!!!!! i love the drama of like snow covered rochester too they are such an angsty fave couple and this kiss is so angsty (bc its not REAL) wow i love them 

3. BATHSHEBA EVERDENE & GABRIEL OAK (far from the madding crowd 2015) 

linking to 2 gifsets of this kiss bc i couldnt find a clip of it online god the internet has FAILED me but anyway this kiss is pure and beautiful and [film student voice] the ciNEMATOGRAPHY like having them kiss in golden light… that is the shit i do LIKE also gabriel is so ffucking hot and i cant believe it took them the whole movie to get together but this kiss made it WORTH IT !!!!!!!!!!!! 


this gets half a spot because technically its not even a kiss but it is an ALMOST KISS and lbr has more passion even tho they didnt even kiss than most MOVIES HAVE PERIOD!!!! also if they did kiss at this moment it would be #1 like no other movie kiss would have a chanCE so it needs to be represented. fuck im shivering rewatching this vid for the 80000th time … wHEN LIZZIE’S EYES GO TO DARCY’S LIPS…. THAT IS THE MOMENT OF MY DEATH 


THIS KISS !!!! the OPERA PLAYING !!! GEORGE WALKING THRU THE FIELD !! ICONIC !!! i love this period drama movie kiss bc its so out of the blue (just like in the books) and lucy is just like wut but george is like ‘i gotta kiss this girl… noW’ and he does and its beautiful…. also bonus points for at the end of the movie where he is macking on her neck hella hard 


this kiss is the most TENDER, PASSIONATE, PURE EXPRESSION OF LOVE I HAVE EVER WITNESSED WITH MY OWN TWO EYES. highkey when i saw this the first time i gASPED and like my heart was beating fast and like fucking fuck !!!! literally he looks at her with SO ! MUCH ! LOVE ! and like kisses her … .so … slowly… like leans in … his thumb on her cheek….. so gently……………. but so passionately ………. i fucking scream this kiss is the reason im a romantic i want richard armitage to come kiss me like this what the FCK delete my entire life THIS KISS IS EVERYTHING IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Imagine Learning to knock in the Volturi castle.

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Originally posted by morelessmoreless

Originally posted by may-in-september

“I’m such a good friend that I’m wasting my time, teaching you to knock on a door and save yourself.” Jane said.
“Fair enough.” You shrugged as Jane closed the throne room doors. Demetri was leaning on a pillar behind you, grinning at the new found entertainment.
You were incredibly bored, you’d been at this for a hour. You were beginning to think the Volturi didn’t get bored and that maybe they need a chill pill. How to knock on a door? Really?

You briefly hit your head against the door, getting close enough that you wouldn’t hurt yourself but a knock would be made. Jane opened the door. “Hands! Not head! Hands!” She closed it once more.
You made a fist before pounding on the door. She opened the door again. “Too hard!” She closed it.
You lightly stroked the door as though it was a pet making Demetri laugh. Jane opened the door again. “Too soft! It’s a door!”
You raised both fists and pounded against the door. Jane opened the door to glare at you. “You’ve died three times, this makes four.” She closed it once more.
You raised your fists again and drummed your knuckles in the door making a beat. Jane quickly opened the door. “One hand and not necessary!“
This time you harshly kicked the door and winced. She opened it.
“That hurt.” You winced.
“Good. Don’t do it again.”
You sighed giving in and giving a brief knock.
Jane opened the door. “Finally! Now you can come in and guarantee being alive coming back out again. I’m proud of you.”

anonymous asked:

I haven't really watched Jane The Virgin, only seen snippets of episodes, but I saw that Michael died? Why did they kill him?

The simple answer to your question can probably be found in the letter Jennie Urman (the showrunner of Jane the Virgin) shared with the fans after Michael’s death (x). However, the reasons Jennie gives and the reasons I believe they killed Michael are very different. If you want to know more I’ll explore this under the cut.

A little pre-warning, this is very long and slightly anti-J*fael in parts. 

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