lorelai's graduation

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endless list of favorite relationships |→ sookie and rory

“Okay, I’ve got it from here, Sookie. I love you.

a random list of things i still wish the gg revival had given me and i will always feel a bit bereft for not having:

  • more emily + lorelai + rory time. like, a lighthearted gilmore girls bonding shenanigan of some kind! it is only tHE TITLE OF THE SHOW
  • LANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (and zack, and mrs. kim, and the kim-van gerbig clan)
  • luke/lorelai over-the-diner-counter kisses
  • an onscreen appearance of michel’s husband frederick
  • emily being in stars hollow at some point and dealing with stars hollow in its infinite stars hollow-ness (her brief diner appearance doesn’t count!)
  • i would especially have liked to see emily see petal the pig. just because i feel like her reaction would have been priceless.
  • emily walking lorelai down the aisle at her proper wedding that we didn’t get to see due to budget problems
  • LANE having a STORYLINE god damn it
  • rory reading more books, and telling us her opinion on the kindle. for some reason, i was really expecting to find out what she thought about kindles. and how first she hated the idea, but then she realized she didn’t have to carry four books around with her wherever she went anymore.
  • an explanation for why luke didn’t answer lorelai saying “you’ll never go to your kid’s graduation” with “lorelai, do you have amnesia? we went to april’s graduation,” because i literally do not understand why that line was even there, of course he went to april’s graduation, yo!!!!!
  • rory and paris confessing their eternal love for each other and vowing to forsake the romantic attentions of inferior menfolk forevermore
  • alternately: logan showing up in stars hollow at the end and being all, “hey ace, let’s raise this baby! odette dumped me for paul! everything’s coming up #rogan!” I JUST NEED SOME CERTAINTY + HAPPINESS 4 MY GIRL RORY, OKAY
  • someone making a jo march reference about rory’s writing career
  • a lorelai/emily hug, DAMMIT (i get that they just aren’t huggers and never will be, but do i care? HAIL NAW)
  • sookie + jackson shared screentime
  • LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANE! LANE. lane. L A N E . like, what the hell, amy. why would you do this to me, to all of us, to keiko, to lane???
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Oh, my god! What? Look! The Go-Go’s. You must have that one. No, for my mom. This was her favorite group when she was my age. And it’s signed by Belinda! This would be the perfect graduation present. I’ve been looking for something all week long and I couldn’t find anything and now I have Belinda! 

Falling Like a Domino - 1/1

This story is an AU take on the latter part of “Lorelai’s Graduation Day,” which I haven’t seen too many “what if” takes on that story.

Fandom: Gilmore Girls

Rating: K

Pairing/Characters: Luke/Lorelai

Summary: Early May suddenly turned into August, and couldn’t it be that easy? Just skip ahead through time, and maybe Luke would stop hurting so much

story on ff.net
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“But my ultimate inspiration comes from my best friend, the dazzling woman from whom I received my name and my life’s blood, Lorelai Gilmore.My mother never gave me any idea that I couldn’t do whatever I wanted to do or be whomever I wanted to be.  She filled our house with love and fun and books and music, unflagging in her efforts to give me role models from Jane Austen to Eudora Welty to Patti Smith.  As she guided me through these incredible eighteen years, I don’t know if she ever realized that the person I most wanted to be was her.  Thank you, Mom: you are my guidepost for everything.” 

Confrontation.
  • Lorelai: Stop. Why did you go to New York?
  • Rory: To see Jess.
  • Lorelai: Boy, do you know how to bury the lead.
  • Rory: I don't know what happened.
  • Lorelai: You went to New York to see Jess.
  • Rore: It was the stroke! It made me someone else, and after his phone call last night -
  • Lorelai: That was him?
  • Rory: It did something to me, I don't know what. In fact, you should take the phone away from me, too. That's right, add it to the list. No books, no music, no phone.
  • Lorelai: Okay, Rory. . .
  • Rory: I'm a horrible person.
  • Lorelai: You're not a horrible person.
  • Rory: I am sick, I'm ill, I'm cracked. This is not who I am. If I were to write this down in my diary and I would read it, I would be like, Who is this freak? This isn't me. This isn't my diary. I wouldn't do this. I wouldn't skip school when I have finals coming up to go see a guy that isn't even my guy and end up missing my mother's graduation, which I wanted to be at so badly. That's someone else. That's someone flighty and stupid and dumb and girly. And, I mean, I missed your graduation, which is the worst thing I could have possibly done. I mean, I hurt you and I had to spend hours on a stinky bus next to a guy that was spitting into a can, just thinking about all of the minutes that were going by that I wasn't at your graduation and they were hurting you, and they should have been hurting you because it was so selfish of this person who wasn't me to do what she did.
  • Lorelai: Okay, my God, take a breath.
  • Rory: I don't deserve a breath. No breaths. You should add that to the list. You should beat me, ground me, take the phone away and deprive me of air.
  • Lorelai: Okay, look, nobody wants to say this any less than me, but I - maybe you don't have a medical condition or a mental problem. Maybe, honey, you are falling for Jess.
  • Rory: No.
  • Lorelai: Well -
  • Rory: No, I love Dean. Dean is my boyfriend. He will always be my boyfriend. That's it. Forever.
  • Lorelai: Well, maybe not forever.
  • Rory: Yes, forever. I love Dean and Jess is gone now and everything's going to be good again. Everything's going to be all right.
  • Lorelai: Rory, you cut school.
  • Rory: Yeah, I know.
  • Lorelai: You got on a bus and went to a strange city in your uniform to see Jess.
  • Rory: I know.
  • Lorelai: Well, that doesn't mean nothing. That means something.

anonymous asked:

Favourite Lorelai and Emily Moment from each season?

Season 1: The “You did a great job with the dress and with Rory”, moment is so emotional, I love it too much! (Rory’s Dance)

Season 2: Probably their turn as felons when they steal the robes from their spa weekend after Emily asks Loral why they can’t have what her and Rory have! (There’s A Rub). Also the beautiful moment that is when Lorelai graduates from business school, (Lorelai’s Graduation Day)

Season 3: I love when Lorelai is reflecting back on being 16 and leaving with Hartford and she buys Emily a DVD player and all her favourite musicals because she didn’t want Emily alone all day! (Dear Emily and Richard)

Season 4: The “I was just admiring your mothers life” scene is golden. Absolutely golden, (Scene in a Mall).

Season 5: I do think when Lorelai helps Emily get ready for her big date is cute! (Emily Says Hello).

Season 6: “You didn’t lose her… And you didn’t lose me.” , kills me every single time! (The Prodigal Daughter Returns)

Season 7: When Lorelai decides, by choice, to continue Friday night dinners after she realises Emily is panicking about things returning back to how they were pre-series, (Bon Voyage)

ksfd89  asked:

Hi! Just wanted to hear more of your thoughts on Rory's internalised guilt about her existence. I've heard this argument before and agree to an extent, but also think Lorelai made it very clear to her that Rory changed her life, but in the best way. I don't think Rory ever doubted she was loved.

Hello! I certainly agree with you that Rory never doubted that she was loved and that Lorelai loved her life in Stars Hollow. I think that’s very much the story both she and Lorelai told one another aloud when they talked about their lives.

But we know from canon that Lorelai was dressing Rory up in a Harvard sweatshirt when she was four years old, and in “The Road Trip to Harvard” we see Lorelai staring wistfully at the portraits of what would have been her own graduating class. Lorelai and Rory are best friends and Rory’s a smart kid; it wouldn’t take that much for Rory to pick up on the fact that Lorelai regrets not going to college and that she wants Rory to have all the opportunities that Lorelai didn’t have. It’s not a big leap to take from there to “I am the reason that my mother didn’t go to college, and I have to be worthy of that sacrifice.” I don’t think Rory ever articulated that thought out loud to herself, but it certainly informs her rule-loving, people-pleasing ways. This is a kid who is tortured by guilt when she has an overdue library book. That didn’t come from nothing, you know?

I also don’t think you can underestimate the amount Christopher’s absence affected her. Rory clearly has this deep-seated terror that the people she loves will leave her—she treats Jess leaving as much more of a betrayal of trust than Logan cheating, for instance—and that definitely comes from knowing that she was not enough of a reason for her father to stay in her life. That’s the other thing that informs the people-pleasing: she wants to be perfect so that she can make up for throwing her mother’s life off track and so that everyone will love her and no one will leave her. She would never say that out loud, and probably would never even think it to herself, but as I read Rory it’s what underlies her basic psychology.