life as we know it ep

I wanna talk about Viktor’s room at the Katsukis’ Onsen. 

A room says a lot about you. I mean, just look at Yuuri’s room. We are made to understand right from the start who he is.

Yuuri’s room was designed to really hammer the point across that he’s the biggest Nikiforov fan out there. And let’s be honest, although we learn a lot about who Yuuri is, from his anxiety to his competitiveness, his developing relationship with Viktor is the heart of Yuri!!! On Ice.

Viktor has moved into his new room temporarily but he’s pretty damn extra and brought everything with him so there’s a lot in there to look at.

So essentially this is Viktor’s room. It’s pretty self-explanatory for the most part. We’ve got the lamps he clearly likes as we see them in his Russian apartment in ep 1. Matryoshka dolls, because he Russian duh, giant bed to share with Makka, books to read. Then there’s a large artsy painting of a woman and a, no doubt heavy af, stone sculpture. These two things show that Viktor’s got money, that he’s classy, and that he’s extra. All pretty straightforward.

So what really interests me about Viktor’s room is the photo frame. More specifically, the frame that holds a picture of himself

Unlike painting and posters, photo frames are far more personal. 

Yuuri has posters of his idol, okay yes there are a lot, but it’s still pretty regular behaviour. But something that I, and many others from what I’ve seen, found super endearing was that he had multiple framed photos of Viktor. That’s far more personal, and it really hinted at Yuuri’s stronger feelings. 

So then we have Viktor’s room, and the only photo frame he brings with him holds a picture of himself. 

At first, I thought damn isn’t that arrogant? So conceited, it’s actually a bit cringe even. 

But then, this is Viktor. Yes he’s a legend, yes he knows it, but he’s never truly flaunted it. That doesn’t seem very in character to present him this way. 

I wondered if maybe it was Yuuri who put it in there. After all, Yuuri clearly had the same poster– 

– which we saw him take down from his room.

But then, that seems unlikely. That would defy the point of hiding the posters in the first place! Plus, look at Viktor moving in.

The room is completely bare, there wasn’t anything in there. Everything came from Viktor’s boxes. The frame had to have been his.

So, thinking of what I know of Viktor, one of the things that stands out the most about him was that skating was his everything. No life and love as he much later explained, but that was fair to assume even in ep 1, given that he was a legend. The sport clearly took up a lot of time!

If someone wanted to frame a picture, what would they pick? A picture of their family? A shot of them with their friends? A cute pic of them and their dog? It would be a picture close to them, something or someone that matters. And what does Viktor have?

A picture of himself skating.

Because his whole life has been his skating career, he pretty much knows nothing else. He even admitted that he rarely got to spend time with Makkachin before. 

Looking at it that way, the picture is suddenly really sad. 

When you move to another country, you’d want a reminder of the people you love, of home. Viktor brings a reminder of skating because it’s all he’s known, and it’s the thing he’s going to miss most

Because, think about it. He skates and skates and skates, and now it stops. He knows that choosing to be a coach means putting skating aside. His skating is framed there on his table, because it’s like looking at a missed loved one for him. 

But this is actually really beautiful. Because, throughout the entire series, we don’t really see a Viktor who mourns the fact that he’s not practicing a routine for himself. Yuuri doesn’t catch him skating by himself thoughtfully, missing having the ice all to himself. Not once do we see that on their journey! Viktor is completely engrossed in coaching Yuuri, and now he only skates to teach him. His devotion is so genuine. I  knew that Viktor loved Yuuri to have put everything on hold like that for him, but I didn’t know it like this.  

I really want to see Victor’s photo frame in season 2. My money’s on Yuuri being in that picture.

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A string under my left ribs

Did anyone else notice how Silver referred to himself and Flint as a “we”, when talking about Billy? “Why are we not angry about this?”

Earlier in the season, Flint tells Billy that Silver would make it sound more palatable but that his will will govern. As in, me and Silver would be of a single mind, regardless, but he’s the one with the sweet words. 

“There is no we,” they said. 

And now they are we. As in, one

To whatever extent their feelings for each other go, romantic, sexual, platonic, whatever you wish to call it or see it as (Flint you need so much therapy for that emotional constipation, I cant even. That’s one thing Silver doesn’t suffer from - he’s ravenous for everything. Eager. Hungry. Will drink from whatever well he sets his sights on until he’s bloated with it. You get what I’m hinting at here?) I think they see themselves as one now. Sides of the same coin. 

Different but irrevocably tied to each other. In each other. 

Twins.

Soulmates.

The love of each other’s life.

In communion. 

We.

“I have a strange feeling with regard to you. As if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly knotted to a similar string in you. And if you were to leave I’m afraid that cord of communion would snap. And I have a notion that I’d take to bleeding inwardly.” Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë 

The danger lies when that “we” reverts back to “there is no we”. When that cord of communion is forced to snap. 

Rant about Amperprice

I have to speak my mind about Rachel and Chloe.

I absolutely adore Rachel so far. She is mysterious, beautiful, funny and sexy. It looks like you can trust her. It looks like you could spend hours and hours with her without getting bored.

I know she will be a good friend to Chloe. She will help Chloe to get over the shit she’s going through. She will be THE FRIEND that Max wasn’t.

We all know what will happen to Rachel. It’s sad and it’s not fair because she’s young and she had an amazing future waiting for her.

Chloe and Rachel together are just perfect. They look like they were made to each other. It’s just easy for them. Being together. It’s easy for us to ship them. Those dialogues are seriously killing me.

However, a lot of thoughts come to my mind when I’m not playing.

When we play LiS 1, there are a lot of references about Rachel being a slut, being a not trustworthy person. No one really seemed to know Rachel Amber. She had mystery and we thought that maybe Chloe was the only one who really knew her. But then we enter in Frank’s RV and we find out that Rachel was banging him, she planned to leave Arcadia Bay with him and leave Chloe behind. She lied to Chloe and she was gonna betray her. Who can blame Chloe for her reaction?

Now, playing Before the Storm, I understand Chloe more than ever. (And I understood her a lot in LiS 1).

Chloe and Max weren’t an easy thing. Chloe is pissed off in LiS 1 and Max has to take all of that. And there she is. Max takes all the fury from Chloe because she know she has to do it, she has to redeem herself for all those years she wasn’t there for Chloe.

Yes, Max left Chloe and ignored her during 5 years. Can we blame Max? She was a child and a child doesn’t know what is the right thing to do.

Rachel appears when Chloe needs a friend.

Max appears when Chloe needs a hero. Max saving Chloe’s life is all that makes sense to me. I really think it’s their destiny to be together.

Then… there’s the storm. I think Rachel has powers. She can change the weather as we could see in that fire party at the end of the episode. Maybe Max didn’t provoke the storm. Maybe Rachel did (being dead). Chloe said at the beach in ep. 5: “Maybe this is Rachel’s revenge. Our revenge.”

Maybe Rachel didn’t want Chloe to be with Max. Maybe Rachel wanted Chloe to be dead and be with her… that would explain why she provoked the storm and let Max think that she was the one who was changing the weather with her rewinding time.

After all, Max has the vision of the tornado even before she starts using her powers. First: tornado’s vision. Second: saving Chloe’s life in the bathroom.

That would explain why there is no tornado if Max chooses to sacrifice Chloe. Rachel is happy with that choice so there is no tornado.

Also there’s that shit going on with the spirit animals. I’m sure Chloe’s is the butterfly. I didn’t know if the deer was Max’s or Rachel’s. Now I know it’s Max’s because Rachel’s spirit animal is the raven. Have you read the totem at the park when playing BtS? It says: “The raven stands for transformation. Its grinning face betrays its trickster spirit. (…) The raven is to be respected, never trusted.”

I don’t know why but I think Rachel manipulates people. Maybe she is manipulating us, as players. We have to choose between saving Chloe or saving a thousands of people from the storm she provoked? Maybe she is the one who’s sacrificing Arcadia Bay, not us.

You know what? Rachel is beautiful and badass and sexy and funny……….. but I don’t trust her.

Max is pure and honest. Yes, she made mistakes. Who hasn’t?

Chloe deserves to live and deserves to be with Max.

Bae > Bay

Caulfield > Amber

Inside the super-sized Glee reunion on The Flash-Supergirl musical crossover

Darren Criss is singing his heart out. Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist are tap dancing. “It’s literally a Glee episode,” Gustin jokes. No, the Fox series hasn’t been revived. The trio are actually reuniting for the first time since their days on the Emmy-nominated hit series for a different kind of musical — and Criss may finally get his revenge.

His Glee character, Blaine Anderson, received a slushy facial from Gustin’s Sebastian Smythe back in 2012, but now the tables have turned, with Criss assuming the mantle of the dastardly DC Comics villain Music Meister in the highly anticipated Flash/Supergirl musical crossover. “It is funny that the last time I worked with Grant, he was the bad guy and he was singing at me, and now I’m the bad guy singing at him,” Criss says. Though it’s a different set, with the quick turnaround and prep, Criss concurs that this all feels familiar. “It’s just Glee,” he says.

In the March 21 episode of The Flash, Barry (Gustin) and Kara (Benoist) find themselves trapped in a movie musical of the Meister’s creation — an hour that has been years in the making. “We’ve always talked about doing it, from the very beginning, more in a joking way,” says executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. Gustin, however, was initially curious. “I didn’t ever think it would be a real thing, so when they told me it was real, I was like, ‘How?!‘”

Here’s how: As the Scarlet Speedster and Girl of Steel experience turmoil in their interpersonal relationships, they’re whammied by the Music Meister, a less mustache-twirling, more manipulative villain who causes victims to break into song. The character was famously voiced by Neil Patrick Harris in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold animated series. “I have made a pretty decent career of only taking over roles as made famous by child stars,” jokes Criss, who also played the titular wizard in the Harry Potter musical.

“I could not be happier that he’s here,” gushes Benoist, whose Glee character Marley Rose was mentored by Blaine. “He’s killing this role. He’s bringing such a fun energy, the way he did on Glee as well.”

Being fans of movie musicals as kids, the power-stripped heroes end up trapped in a golden-age send-up involving rival gangs and their kids falling in love — though expect many of the couples to come with a twist. The only way out? Follow the Meister’s script till the end. It may be a prison to them, but it’s heaven to Benoist. Noting she was born in the wrong era, the actress takes delight in the vintage ambience while sitting on a ’40s-era nightclub set. “Not that I don’t love the [Supergirl] suit, but it just feels good playing the same character in a completely different setting,” she says. “I’m eating this up.”

The Glee alums aren’t the only big names attached to the special episode. In a nod to Kara’s favorite film Wizard of Oz, everyone else in the vocally impressive cast is playing a character within this movie, from Jesse L. Martin, Victor Garber, and John Barrowman as rival mob bosses to Jeremy Jordan’s club pianist and Carlos Valdes’ aspiring artist busboy. Cherry-picking the movie musical genre — West Side Story, Singing in the Rain, and Guys and Dolls among the show’s inspirations — the hour also features some original songs, including “Runnin’ Home to You” from Oscar-winning La La Land duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, as well as the bubbly and playful Rachel Bloom co-penned tap duet “Super Friend.” “It’s a goofy song and it’s very consistent with that style of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Gustin says.

“We were approached by Rachel Bloom, who reached out to us and she really wanted to write a song for us,” Kreisberg explains. “And Greg [Berlanti] had a relationship with Pasek and Paul, so we sat down with them — we hadn’t even seen La La Land with them, but Greg had been such huge fans of theirs.”

The episode also includes several covers, among them the Benoist solo “Moon River,” and an ensemble performance of Jackie DeShannon’s “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” that brings the denizens of the ’40s nightclub to their feet as the Meister conducts Jordan, Valdes, and John Barrowman in an epic, upbeat dance number choreographed by Glee’s Zachary Woodlee. “Some things are just star-crossed,” Valdes says of his two worlds — superheroes and musicals — colliding. “Some things are just destined and written in the stars. This felt like one of those instances where it was just something that was going to happen.”

Jordan concurs: “Ever since they announced the cast of our show — plus the casts of Flash and other shows having so many musical theater people in them — it was only a matter of time before they harnessed those talents and made something into it.”

All involved have unquestionable talents when it comes to singing, but Barrowman says the DeShannon piece doesn’t play to his strengths: “I’m exceptionally confident vocally, but they show me the dance steps and I’m not a hip-hopper, no way,” says Barrowman, who practices his moves on set between takes. “I panicked.” Still, Barrowman was determined to be involved once he learned of the crossover. “I hadn’t heard anything and I just basically then said, ‘I think you would be daft or stupid not to have me in this, really,‘” he says. “But they planned on it all along.”

On the flip side, Gustin says he was excited about slipping back into his dance shoes. “More than anything else, my true foundation was tap dance,” the actor says. “It’s been cool to get back to it.” Adds Benoist: “It’s funny how things stay in your muscle memory. It was fun to pick it back up again and see your body and be like, ‘Oh, we remember how to do this.'”

With everyone in one room, Barrowman admits, “I’m a bit fan-boying out to be honest,” explaining that he watched his castmates’ former projects Glee and Smash. “What a nerd,” Jordan responds upon hearing the news. “He plays it super cool backstage, so you wouldn’t know he was geeking out.”

Beyond Glee, the hour marks an even bigger reunion as Gustin and Supergirl‘s Chris Wood — who, along with co-star David Harewood, will guest in the crossover, but not sing — went to school together, while Criss counts Valdes, Pasek, and Paul as classmates. “It’s been a very sentimental crossover on so many levels,” Criss says. “Every day, every scene my mind is being blown. I can’t believe I’m here with Melissa Benoist and Carlos Valdes. ‘How do you guys even know each other? Oh, that’s right, you’re both superheroes!'”

Fun fact: Another classmate of theirs, Andy Mientus, also previously played a villain on The Flash, with Criss joking it’s about damn time he appeared in the Berlanti-verse. “I was wondering why everybody else I knew had been on the show but me,” Criss says with a laugh. In truth, Kreisberg says Criss was destined to play this role. “Darren so brings him to life,” the EP says. “I’m not sure who we would have gotten to do it if Darren had said no, but it turned out to be one of those things where we wanted Darren and Darren actually wanted the part. It was very kismet.”

Should the crossover prove successful, Kreisberg even has hopes for a sequel, and Criss would be elated to return to the wild, wild world of singing superheroes. “I would have liked to have written some songs,” quips the actor and musician, who landed the role too late in the process to do so. “I want to come back, I’m not done — then I’ll have my true payback!” Watch out, Flash!

The musical crossover will kick off at the end of Supergirl‘s March 20 hour, with the majority of the action taking place during The Flash‘s March 21 episode, both airing at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Goblin ending #4 (in the script)

I could have an opportunity to read the script of Goblin’s final episode yesterday.

Many viewers might be wondering what happened to Deok-Hwa in the end. The script contains the scene where old Deok-Hwa (in his 60s) introduces his 6-year-old grandson Yoo Sung-Jae to Kim Shin, just like his grandfather Chairman Yoo Shin-Woo did in ep 1.

After getting a sandwich from a jobless man in the park, Kim Shin comes back to his house and finds old Deok-Hwa there. Deok-Hwa says his little grandson Sung-Jae has come back from the US. Kim Shin kneels down to the shy little boy, saying “It’s nice to meet you. I’ll be your uncle, your brother, your son, and grandson” like he did to little Deok-Hwa in the past.

About 30 years later (Maybe Deok-hwa is already dead because he should be in his 90s), adult Sung-Jae (in his 30s) comes to Uncle Kim Shin and gives a new passport and a house in Prague, the Czech Republic. He asks Kim Shin “Uncle, did you find her?” “Not yet (sigh)”

Kim Shin looks around the white covered furniture and leaves the Seoul house. On his way to Prague from Seoul, he comes across the actress and the detective in the street. Yes, you know who they are.

Since the lovely scenes of detective Lee Hyeok & actress Kim Sun, about 50 more years have passed. (I guess Kim Shin stayed in Prague for about 20~30 years and returned to Korea once again, but couldn’t find reincarnated Eun-Tak during his stays in Korea) Kim Shin is now in Quebec, Canada. 85-year-old Sung-Jae is staying with him as his butler.

“Are you going somewhere, sir?”
“I’d like to go for a walk”
“You’d better avoid the main street if you can. Some Korean students are visiting and they’re noisy.”
“I’ll come back soon”
“Yes, sir”

And then… here comes the ending scene where Kim Shin reunites with reincarnated Eun-Tak on the hill. (It took at least 110 years for Eun-Tak to get reincarnated after she died.)

“Mister. You know who I am”
“My first and last… Goblin’s bride”

“My name is Park So-Min in this life.”
“I’m still Kim Shin.”

This is the end of the script.

I don’t know whether the director shot the old man Deok-Hwa scene or not.  I doubt he did, because of the insane filming schedule of the last episode.  Anyways, we get to know that the old butler in Quebec is Deok-Hwa’s grandson. 


Time table

2017

  • March, Kim Shin returned to nothingness. (Ep 13)

2026

  • Kim Shin came back to Eun-Tak and married her. (Ep 14~15) 
  • On Christmas eve, Ji Eun-Tak died of the car accident. (Ep 16)

2056

  • October, Sunny died of an illness. (Ep 16)
  • She ascended the stariway to heaven with Wang Yeo.

After some time

  • Deok-Hwa in his 60s introduced his 6-year-old grandson Sung-Jae to Kim Shin.

Around 2086

  • Sung-Jae in his 30s prepared Kim Shin’s new passport and a house in Prague, the Czech Republic. 
  • On his way to Prague, Kim Shin came across reincarnated Wang Yeo and Kim Sun in the Seoul street. (Ep 16)

Around 2136

  • Kim Shin lives in Quebec, Canada, with 85-year-old Sung-Jae.  
  • He reunites with Park So-Min (reincarnated Eun-Tak) on the hill. (Ep 16 ending)
D 23 Expo - Panel with Adam, Edward & Colin
  • #OUAT logo with Seattle skyline in the background now up as the #D23Expo panel starts (x)
  • #OUAT moderator said that finale flash forward made him say, “WTF? What the fairy tale?!” #D23Expo (x)
  • “We’re not interested in erasing those six years,” Edward Kitsis says of the happy endings at the end of S6 (x)
  • “As much as there’s new stuff and new characters, what came before is still very important to the story” (x)
  • In regards to Hyperion Heights, Kitsis says, “You’re going to see it’s a neighborhood and that’s a great title for it. (x)
  • "Hyperion Heights is a bit of a homage to Disney… we’ll have our share of hidden mickeys this year too.” (x)
  • Edward Kitsis says @Jared_Gilmore will return to #OUAT as we see younger Henry leave home (x)
  • “Henry is gonna find himself in a new enchanted forest with familiar characters who have different tales.” (x)
  • We’ll have flashbacks of enchanted forest and modern day Seattle (x)
  • Since CS was married will we see Henry with a half sibling? A&E: That question will be answered in the first ep (x)
  • She’s (Dania) playing “a different version of Cinderella” (x)
    • Guys, it’s true: @DaniaJRamirez is playing a new iteration of Cinderella. Just saw photos of her in costume #OUAT (x)
  • @tomabaud Colin’s at D23 panel talking about you and the coat you gave his son and how he even showed it to Eduardo (x)
  • In second ep we find out what happened to him (Hook) (x)
  • Could Hook have eyes for anyone but Emma? E: they are soulmates and the Hook we know only has eyes for Emma (x)
  • The audience was shocked and nearly appalled that @colinodonoghue1 has never been to any Disney park  #d23expo #OnceUponATime (x)
  • Answering a bunch of quick fire Disney questions. We learned @colinodonoghue1 loves all things #Aladdin. #D23EXPO #OnceUponATime (x)
  • Oh my! @colinodonoghue1’s foot is STILL broken from the musical performance episode. #D23Expo #onceuponatime (x)
  • “Music is a huge part of my life. It’s sort of my passion.” @colinodonoghue1 #D23EXPO #OnceUponATime (x)

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The Oliver Queen that you’ll meet in 6x01, he’ll still be the Oliver you know and sometimes love, he’ll had a different sense of himself. You know, one of the ways we describe it is that, typically in act 4 of any given episode, somebody is giving Oliver advice. And in season 6, I think, you’ll see Oliver giving the people in his life the advice for a change (…) He’s got now 10 years of very heavy experience (…) That is something that we are very interested in seeing, a more like a mentoring-kind of Oliver as the many people in his life face their challenges
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Marc Guggenheim [Superhero Insider - EW.com - June 2017]

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My favorite bit from the new ep
  • Magnus: Maybe stop giving him so much tactical information about, you know, our ship and how we escape him every time?
  • Magnus: Just uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh suggestion.
  • Magnus: We're learning a lot about him esoterically, but not like weaknesses, strength, fighting...
  • Merle: Ok, I'll just say, "how do I KILL you, John?" I'll just ask that next time, smartass.
  • Magnus: That's what he's asking YOU!!
  • Merle: No, he's not!
  • Magnus: His first question was, "how do you come back to life," THAT'S "HOW DO I KILL YOU FOR GOOD!!"
alright so about rachel’s scream

The way it was set up made me think, and made me think hard.

I think the end of episode 1 was the beginning of rachel’s end. what we got to see wasn’t the before the storm equivalent of max taking the butterfly photo- it was the equivalent of her ripping it apart. there are a few things that stood out to me in ep 1, mainly

1. rachel knows everything, somehow, even things she couldn’t have seen. chloe getting involved in the schoolyard fight despite being inside, chloe getting past the bouncer despite rachel clearly being pictured in the crowd just moments later when chloe talks to frank, knowing about the schoolyard fight despite being inside and always being with chloe afterwards, meaning she can’t have heard it from someone else.

2. rachel also takes photos. not as many as max, but they do exist and they’re mostly taken at key points where it could technically be possible for her to turn back time. I’ll come back to this.

3. judging from what we know about rachel in life is strange, it seems she’s almost two people at times, right? if her bond is this strong with chloe now, why would she tell frank he’s the only one who gets her?

4. frank supposedly changes at some point between ep1 of before the storm and ep 1 of life is strange. becomes softer somehow. 

5. the soundtrack in the ending of life is strange, especially the version where you sacrifice chloe. I recognized it from another show, but I’ll get back to that, too.

6. the play. I used sparknotes because I’m too impatient for anything else.

7. apparently the controller shakes when she screams if you play on console? thanks to @aggressivelybiisexual for blowing my mind and breaking my heart by telling me this. that definitely settles the question of a potential supernatural power for me- it’s clear that it is one, we just don’t know what and how.

now, onto the meta ramble.

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Inside the Super-Sized 'Glee' Reunion on 'The Flash'-'Supergirl' Musical Crossover
Good luck staying in your seat during this episode

Darren Criss is singing his heart out. Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist are tap dancing. “It’s literally a Glee episode,” Gustin jokes. No, the Fox series hasn’t been revived. The trio are actually reuniting for the first time since their days on the Emmy-nominated hit series for a different kind of musical — and Criss may finally get his revenge. 

His Glee character, Blaine Anderson, received a slushy facial from Gustin’s Sebastian Smythe back in 2012, but now the tables have turned, with Criss assuming the mantle of the dastardly DC Comics villain Music Meister in the highly anticipated Flash/Supergirl musical crossover. “It is funny that the last time I worked with Grant, he was the bad guy and he was singing at me, and now I’m the bad guy singing at him,” Criss says. Though it’s a different set, with the quick turnaround and prep, Criss concurs that this all feels familiar. “It’s just Glee,” he says. 

In the March 21 episode of The Flash, Barry (Gustin) and Kara (Benoist) find themselves trapped in a movie musical of the Meister’s creation — an hour that has been years in the making. “We’ve always talked about doing it, from the very beginning, more in a joking way,” says executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. Gustin, however, was initially curious. “I didn’t ever think it would be a real thing, so when they told me it was real, I was like, ‘How?!‘” 

Here’s how: As the Scarlet Speedster and Girl of Steel experience turmoil in their interpersonal relationships, they’re whammied by the Music Meister, a less mustache-twirling, more manipulative villain who causes victims to break into song. The character was famously voiced by Neil Patrick Harris in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold animated series. “I have made a pretty decent career of only taking over roles as made famous by child stars,” jokes Criss, who also played the titular wizard in the Harry Potter musical. 

“I could not be happier that he’s here,” gushes Benoist, whose Glee character Marley Rose was mentored by Blaine. “He’s killing this role. He’s bringing such a fun energy, the way he did on Glee as well.”

Being fans of movie musicals as kids, the power-stripped heroes end up trapped in a golden-age send-up involving rival gangs and their kids falling in love — though expect many of the couples to come with a twist. The only way out? Follow the Meister’s script till the end. It may be a prison to them, but it’s heaven to Benoist. Noting she was born in the wrong era, the actress takes delight in the vintage ambience while sitting on a ’40s-era nightclub set. “Not that I don’t love the [Supergirl] suit, but it just feels good playing the same character in a completely different setting,” she says. “I’m eating this up.”

The Glee alums aren’t the only big names attached to the special episode. In a nod to Kara’s favorite film Wizard of Oz, everyone else in the vocally impressive cast is playing a character within this movie, from Jesse L. Martin, Victor Garber, and John Barrowman as rival mob bosses to Jeremy Jordan’s club pianist and Carlos Valdes’ aspiring artist busboy. Cherry-picking the movie musical genre — West Side Story, Singing in the Rain, and Guys and Dolls among the show’s inspirations — the hour also features some original songs, including “Runnin’ Home to You” from Oscar-winning La La Land duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, as well as the bubbly and playful Rachel Bloom co-penned tap duet “Super Friend.” “It’s a goofy song and it’s very consistent with that style of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Gustin says. 

“We were approached by Rachel Bloom, who reached out to us and she really wanted to write a song for us,” Kreisberg explains. “And Greg [Berlanti] had a relationship with Pasek and Paul, so we sat down with them — we hadn’t even seen La La Land with them, but Greg had been such huge fans of theirs.” 

The episode also includes several covers, among them the Benoist solo “Moon River,” and an ensemble performance of Jackie DeShannon’s “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” that brings the denizens of the ’40s nightclub to their feet as the Meister conducts Jordan, Valdes, and John Barrowman in an epic, upbeat dance number choreographed by Glee’s Zachary Woodlee. “Some things are just star-crossed,” Valdes says of his two worlds — superheroes and musicals — colliding. “Some things are just destined and written in the stars. This felt like one of those instances where it was just something that was going to happen.” 

Jordan concurs: “Ever since they announced the cast of our show — plus the casts of Flash and other shows having so many musical theater people in them — it was only a matter of time before they harnessed those talents and made something into it.” 

All involved have unquestionable talents when it comes to singing, but Barrowman says the DeShannon piece doesn’t play to his strengths: “I’m exceptionally confident vocally, but they show me the dance steps and I’m not a hip-hopper, no way,” says Barrowman, who practices his moves on set between takes. “I panicked.” Still, Barrowman was determined to be involved once he learned of the crossover. “I hadn’t heard anything and I just basically then said, ‘I think you would be daft or stupid not to have me in this, really,‘” he says. “But they planned on it all along.” 

On the flip side, Gustin says he was excited about slipping back into his dance shoes. “More than anything else, my true foundation was tap dance,” the actor says. “It’s been cool to get back to it.” Adds Benoist: “It’s funny how things stay in your muscle memory. It was fun to pick it back up again and see your body and be like, ‘Oh, we remember how to do this.'” 

With everyone in one room, Barrowman admits, “I’m a bit fan-boying out to be honest,” explaining that he watched his castmates’ former projects Glee and Smash. “What a nerd,” Jordan responds upon hearing the news. “He plays it super cool backstage, so you wouldn’t know he was geeking out.”  

Beyond Glee, the hour marks an even bigger reunion as Gustin and Supergirl‘s Chris Wood — who, along with co-star David Harewood, will guest in the crossover, but not sing — went to school together, while Criss counts Valdes, Pasek, and Paul as classmates. “It’s been a very sentimental crossover on so many levels,” Criss says. “Every day, every scene my mind is being blown. I can’t believe I’m here with Melissa Benoist and Carlos Valdes. ‘How do you guys even know each other? Oh, that’s right, you’re both superheroes!'” 

Fun fact: Another classmate of theirs, Andy Mientus, also previously played a villain on The Flash, with Criss joking it’s about damn time he appeared in the Berlanti-verse. “I was wondering why everybody else I knew had been on the show but me,” Criss says with a laugh. In truth, Kreisberg says Criss was destined to play this role. “Darren so brings him to life,” the EP says. “I’m not sure who we would have gotten to do it if Darren had said no, but it turned out to be one of those things where we wanted Darren and Darren actually wanted the part. It was very kismet.” 

Should the crossover prove successful, Kreisberg even has hopes for a sequel, and Criss would be elated to return to the wild, wild world of singing superheroes. “I would have liked to have written some songs,” quips the actor and musician, who landed the role too late in the process to do so. “I want to come back, I’m not done — then I’ll have my true payback!” Watch out, Flash! 

The musical crossover will kick off at the end of Supergirl‘s March 20 hour, with the majority of the action taking place during The Flash‘s March 21 episode, both airing at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

dinosaurswearingdior  asked:

hello fun fact I would read like 50k of your frat au it's fantastic thank you and good night

also follow up: re: frat au: how did sid and geno meet?? <3

And also from other anon: 

Sid meets frat boy geno while he’s wearing the “looking 4 a one night stand” t shirt

Anon 2: 

At my university the Greek life clubs are well known for doing service work outside of their partying so I’d like to think that frat president Geno met Sidney at some kind of volunteer program and falls in love immediately. Cue Geno signing up for all these different service opportunities just to be able to stare at Sid all day

Anon 3:

Okay, but I neeeeed to know how frat!president Geno woos Sid. Like does he meet him in a class freshman year and follow him around like a puppy? Does he see him at the gym sophmore year and get the pledges to help him stalk (benefits of being on the rush committee) Does Sid come as a package deal with the French Canadians and Geno has to prove he’s not just a stereotype to get Sid’s attention? Do their mutual friends scheme? Is Ovi involved? *gasp*


It starts like this: the Rho Epsilon Nu international headquarters requires each member to do at least ten hours of volunteer service each semester, and Geno, the hockey-loving, current VP of Service and President-hopeful, signs them all up to help out in a local youth hockey program.

“It’s so damn early,” Flower moans. “Why are we awake?”

Because apparently children love to be awake at 9 AM to gear up and slip and slide all over the rink like baby penguins. And it’s because the Rhos have been very much lacking in community service hours, and the Greek Life advisor has been on their ass about it since Geno got the position, and he’s sick and tired of being hungover and having to go to the office to discuss what they could do together to help Rho Ep improve when Geno knows fully well that nothing can really be changed until the next rush event when they get new pledges, which isn’t until the following semester.

On an unrelated note, it’s at this very rink where Geno meets the most gorgeous man in the country, possibly the world, in the shape of the head program volunteer. Unfortunately, the most gorgeous man in the world seems to hate Geno on sight. He glances at Geno and the Rhos behind him, at their sweatshirt letters, all sleep-rumpled and looking like they’d had too much to drink last night (not Geno; he knew he didn’t want to die and collapse on kiddies), and gave a very unimpressed and unfairly pretty frown. His nametag says ‘Sidney.’

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Awkward Anime Episode 6.2 : Wolf Children - The fading innocence of Ame

Mamoru Hosoda’s 2012 creation has perfected something many modern directors try and fail at: Character Development. Engaging an audience to the point where they feel like they are in the mind of a character; frustration is felt when a mistake is made, satisfaction once the desired direction is taken. In Wolf Children, two of the characters have defined traits, following the path that they paved for themselves as children, yet on the outside, a young child watches and doesn’t speak. The audience is silent when he is. What is he thinking? Why is he doing this? Who do you want to be? That character always stands out to my mind with intrigue, frustration and acceptance filling my head throughout the film. Ame, the child who took it upon himself to grow up without letting anyone know.

Ame the child is easy to define, just like the rest of us, a shy, curious boy afraid of what is out there. Hosoda throughout his major works enjoys producing characters with defined personalities, where the start point creates a straight line to the end point. Before 2012 though, he had never focused on siblings before. The animator turned director decided upon the start of production that a brother and sister would be used. Yuki, the scrappy child turned mature strong teenage girl… And Ame, the erm… Interesting one.

Frustration is the first word that comes to mind when I think of Ame, is that fair of me though? I think the reason so many of us feel frustrated when he creates worrisome times for his Mother is due to one simple fact: We grow with Hana as time passes.

The movie is featured on the strength and persistence of young Hana, setting an image for her kids where they can be wild and free but also at the same time live diligently as humans. Now this raises the question, was Hana right in doing this? Giving the children a small amount of freedom every now and again, where the first view that both Yuki and Ame’s eyes lay on as they walk out the house could plant that seed of freedom in their minds?

Hana from the first moment she gave birth to her children, wanted to give a life of freedom where they can let their wild sides out without judgment and as time passes she would understand whatever path they would take. But as we all know, motherly love is nothing short of unbelievably hard to let go and we see that bond between Ame and his parent become more and more difficult to keep glued together.

“the strongest bond on earth is that between a mother and children”

Ame’s transformation from a shy, attentive young boy to a curious silent wolf happened rather quickly in my opinion, but as I rewatch the movie it’s clear to me that his maturity is justified. It all came down to that one scene. The 10-15 minutes where the whole family finally felt what true freedom feels like. “I wasn’t scared. I felt like I could do anything”

“After that moment, Ame seemed like a totally different person”

Snow covers the vast fields and mountains surrounding their home. The door slides open to the family of three gawking in amazement. Here is the first time I see Ame, the Ame that he never showed us. Hosoda wanted to create a character who isn’t defined which is something that is difficult to perfect. Yuki, as she sees the white canvas, her character shines. She jumps out and just frolics in the snow to her delight.

Ame on the other hand… We see a young boy trudging along trying his utmost best to not trip and fall. The young boy is still yet to show his wild side, the freedom that we all as viewers know he craves, shown from the curiosity he has with the prejudice against wolves. He falls. Then something truly remarkable happened. His mother jumped in and hugged both of her children, and then we hear laughter. Ame, the shy little boy is laughing his heart out. What changed in those few seconds from trudging to laughing uncontrollably? I cannot look past Hana. It’s almost as if the mother gave him her approval, as if to say “It’s okay, it’ll be okay” the same words that we hear countless times up to this point. He needed his mum’s guarantee that it is safe to come out and play.

1. The wolves come out to play. Ame and Yuki are let loose, and for the first time in this movie, we see the timid Ame wild and free.

2. Ame and Yuki run down the snow covered fields in parallel fashion, as Hana tumbles down with a smile in her face. This right here, is my favourite scene in the entire film. Ame and Yuki, taking different paths but ultimately ending up in the same place, crossing each other, meeting in the middle. Hana chasing after Ame and Yuki, tumbles, rolls down…but with smiles and laughter. The biggest grins I have seen on her face. Ame is free. Yuki is free. She is grateful and proud that her children are able to let go of the world and be themselves.

3. Ame’s eyes cross a kingfisher bird, and then and there we see a quick movement. Leaping and catching the prey in his mouth, witnessing this weak timid toddler be so vicious in movement, biting down looking for the kill. Though, just as in the snow, he trips and falls. He calls for his mother as he is taken down the stream by the water in what seems like his final moments.

Ame: “Rain” born on a rainy day, and leaves his mother on a rainy day at the conclusion of the animated feature. Crying constantly as child who would always be cradling his mum asking for care. Silent, viewing life from a distance as a young teen where he stands and listens. The sounds of the forest. The wild life. No smile. Just a touch of acceptance is felt by Ame, the Wolf. Hana, is proud and realises his Son’s place in the world is where he wants it to be, not hers. She gave them the taste of freedom while trying her best to direct her children to a peaceful, human life. There is no right and wrong here. There is only life. Complications arise, and when they cannot be repaired, he has to leave. The howl at the end, we all know what he meant by that. Howling for his mother. The howl that reiterated the same words he heard his entire childhood:“It’ll be okay. It’ll be okay”


Check out previous Eps:

Ep6.1 - Wolf Children Poster

Ep5 - My Neighbor Totoro

Ep4 - Summer Wars

Ep 3 - Spirited Away

Ep2 - Koe no Katachi

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Reasons Why I’m Team Sucy : Sucy’s smile when she’s looking at Akko.

Honestly my fav just needs to smile more bc just look at at how cute she is!!

Also can we compare her smile to Lotte’s because I mean Lotte’s smiling okay?? But like not like Sucy!!! Friend smile?? Smile but her eyes are just kinda yah know… Not that sort of smile

While we have Sucy who okay we only have one eye but look at they way she’s looking at her. Just pure perfection. Even y'all don’t ship you can deny that she really cares about Akko.

Life is Strange Before The Storm Theory: Rachel is alive (with evidence) EDITTED

-I know we’ve heard time and time again about Rachel somehow being alive through countless theories floating around on the internet, but after playing Before The Storm Ep 1, I have a strong feeling Rachel might actually not be dead and I have evidence to support that.

I believe that the mysterious woman we saw in Episode 1 of BTS, Mr. Amber’s mistress, is the one who was murdered in place of Rachel.

Here are my reasons.
1) From afar, and from even pretty close, she looks a lot like Rachel. Same hair color, style and length, same skin tone, fairly same build.

2) Her and Rachel both have a star tattoo. This is ripped from the game files but she has one on her ankle while Rachel has one on her wrist. Quite a coincidence they’d both have a star.

3) Her name is Ruth, also from the game files. Both start with the letter R, and if Nathan’s letter to Jefferson is anything to go by, why would he just use the letter R if it was certain they were talking about Rachel? 

4) As to reasons why it would be Ruth, I have a theory that Rachel did not disappear, but rather, she’s on the run. It would make sense that Rachel could possibly hate Ruth so much for ruining her parent’s marriage and her family in general that I think she may have collaborated with Nathan and Jefferson. You may be thinking “What about her pictures from the dark room” but perhaps they were staged? Max did say “She looked like she posed for these”. Perhaps it went like this.

1) Rachel poses for Jefferson’s photos
2) Nathan and Rachel drug Ruth (perhaps even kill her)
3) Rachel leaves her clothes with Nathan who takes the blame (this would be the part where nathan ‘fucks up’ for jefferson by ‘killing rachel’ and he takes the blame bc I think it’s sorta implied he may have crushed on rachel?)
4) Rachel ‘disappears’ and leaves Arcadia Bay with possibly Damon Merrick (who could possibly be ‘The Man Who Changed her Life’)

This goes along with the whole quote about how ‘The Raven should be Respected, Never Trusted.’ We all love Rachel and maybe we don’t want to admit that she could do bad things. 

(this theory is less likely) Mr.Amber is an important man & works under Mr. Prescott. He has ties to the school and if word of his infidelity got out, that would be bad for both him and Prescott. Having ties to the school also means he has ties to Jefferson and Nathan to do the dirty work. My (while still very clunky) theory is that Mr Amber couldn’t let his affair get out so he tries to get rid of Ruth through Nathan and Jefferson. Or perhaps Nathan and Jefferson mistake Ruth for Rachel from behind when they drug her? Maybe Rachel did run away and to distract from a scandal, they claim she was murdered. Didn’t it seem weird that Rachel’s parents, particularly her father who claimed to love her so much didn’t want to find out what happened to his daughter? Maybe he gave Jefferson some of Rachel’s clothes so the public would think it was Rachel if they ever found the body. This works well bc when they find her, her body is decomposing (The smell makes Chloe throw up so you know she’s rotting) so she facially would be unrecognizable and therefore be a good target. (I’m still working on this part of the theory ;; ) 

EDIT: 
-I noticed that Ruth’s character model has her eyes white…. as if she’s dead!
-When Max wears Rachel’s clothing and goes to talk to Nathan in the diner, he says “Rachel!” in surprise, but not as if he was surprised he was alive, more like if he had just seen her for the first time in a months. 
-In terms of theory, theres also the possibility that Rachel really was drugged by Jefferson and Nathan was supposed to finish her off, but he let her go instead and told her to leave Arcadia Bay. 

So this is all I have for now, I will keep this updated as the game progresses!

Seven Things About Supernatural: 12x18 - The Memory Remains

I haven’t had an opportunity to do a rewatch yet – life stuff, tax stuff, etc. – but I want to get some things written before they go out of my head.  So.

  1. Three big things are going on with Dean this ep: Cas being missing, Dean’s  behavior as the holder of the Colt, and Dean’s hookup with Carmen.

    We know that Dean is stressed with Cas being MIA.  This is two episodes straight where we know he’s making calls, and he makes it clear to Sam that he’s been trying to track Cas through the usual channels – his phone, police and hospitals, etc. – to no avail.  It bothers him.  He’s not okay.  This is an active stressor for Dean.  When Dean is stressed out in one area, he tends to turn up the volume on other behaviors in other areas.  The boy’s got coping mechanisms for days, generally manifesting in violence, substance use, erratic behavior, and recreational sex.

    The situation with the Colt might well be the simplest thing happening with him in this ep.  He has the Colt and he’s practically fucking doting on it: maintaining it while he talks with Sam, carrying it as his regular weapon, etc. It makes good sense that he’s keeping it close with Dagon in play, but I feel like it’s more than that.  Holding the Colt means holding something that makes him more powerful.  It simplifies things.  He doesn’t have to think as much when he’s got that in hand.  Given that he’s already stressed, this is welcome.  

    And then there’s Carmen, the waitress with a familiar name (2x20, his djinn-induced dream girlfriend) with whom he blows off some steam in an easy, brother-ditching hookup.  There’s nothing to critique about recreational sex – people have it, it’s fun, blah, blah, blah – and it’s been a part of Dean’s character for most of the show that hookups of opportunity are a part of his lifestyle.  What’s interesting about it is the timing: Dean’s out of balance with Cas missing and the temptations inherent in holding the Colt.  

    Mindless hookups of opportunity aren’t just satisfying in their own right (which again, I’m going to allow that they are) when they’re also compensating for another unmet need, or relieving stress.  Dean and sex, Dean and drink, Dean and burgers?  Pursuit of pleasure to compensate for pain is Dean’s real lifestyle choice.  That the thing is satisfying in its own right is immaterial when there’s a pattern, and there is.
  2. I’d be curious how intentional it was on John Bring’s part to bring in a metric fuckton of callbacks to other episodes.  There were shades of the Benders and the Stynes, as well as the community in Scarecrow.  Shades of law enforcement handwaving from The Chitters.  There was an outsider brother (Andy’s brother Ansem in 2x05, Adam Milligan) trying to get his due.  There was the taxidermy thing (direct 9x05, but also 7x17 and 3x13 if you squint), Carmen’s name, Game of Thrones references (various episodes from S9 on).  And, of course, the carving of initials onto the bunker table which…
  3. …brings me to an uncomfortable thing in that there’s a lot of talk about legacy and endings, passing things on, and the bunker itself.  I know I’m not the only one looking at this and wondering a) if they’re starting to set the pieces in place for a path to endgame, and b) worried about the Bunker’s continued existence, but…yeah.  Those two things.  At an extremely high volume.
  4. One of the big factors in my concern for the Bunker is, obviously, the BMoL home invasion party.  Which, wow.  Massive violation on an extraordinary scale.  And worrying in terms of the Winchesters maintaining a home base beyond S12.  I wouldn’t call it unexpected – this is really just escalation from Ketch bringing liquor and Mick showing up uninvited with the unwelcome news that all chapter house keys work on all chapter houses – but it’s ugly. 

    Two interesting things about this:
    - Ketch steals a photo
    - Dean shit-talks Ketch after the phone call at the table he and Sam just marked.

    This suggests to me that Dean, without even seeing the rest of the Bunker or having an opportunity to discover the missing photo, has an inkling that something is Wrong.  Because that bike?  He liked that bike earlier in the season.      
  5. It’s also a penny dropping for me about the nature of Ketch’s particular flavors of monstrousness, and his relationship with Lady Toni.  Arthur Ketch isn’t just someone groomed to violence.  He’s got obsessive behaviors that his training can’t compensate for.  He’s fixating on Mary enough that he broke the single cardinal rule of the operation he was staging: leave no trace.  He’s fixating on Mary, and given how dangerous he is as an individual, I think we can assume that any kind of pathological attachment is absolutely a flag for other forms of potential violence incoming.
  6. Going back to the premise of the episode, I did really enjoy the idea of a company town with a bit of nasty local lore, all of it with requisite “just the way things are” logical explanation.  

    Like, how many small towns have weird folklore?  And how much of it is genuine weird and how much of it is people being fucked up in unexpected or unpredictable ways?  

    We’ve also got someone at the heart of a nasty family legacy – “hunting people, killing them, the family business” – taking responsibility for it.  That makes me worry in whole other ways about, say, Mary.
  7. For once, my “watching while Pagan” moment was less about squirming at the show getting it super wrong, and more about pointing out one of the many, many reasons Carthage must be destroyed.  

Bonus Thing: 
Okay, but seriously.  Carthage must be destroyed.