man i miss the fight scenes

Let's rewiew episode 3

- They watch Netflix

- Veronica = badass

- correction: badass²

- Jughead. Eating. That. Ice. Cream.

- THE CAPE’S BACK

- B & V

- Betty: feminism at it’s best

- this lipstick scene like what the fuck I hate Betty’s mom

- badass Betty, hell yeah

- never missing a good fight between grown ups

- #justice for ethel

- Jugheads awesome narrator’s voice man I love this guy

Take the bloody shot

I’ve been revisiting Skyfall lately, and I know we talk a lot about the visual references to this film in Sherlock, but something struck me on a post-S4 rewatch – this woman:

Eve is a field agent in training, full of potential. We meet her in the opening action sequence; she’s ordered to kill the man James Bond is fighting on a moving train, at long range. She misses her target. She hits Bond instead.

For shooting our occasionally problematic hero, Eve is suspended from fieldwork. This is an incredible consequence: she described the situation clearly to her superior, and M ordered her to “Take the bloody shot”. It’s a mystery that Eve should be suspended given that she both followed the order and displayed great skill in getting as close as she did to hitting her target.

She and Bond meet after he recovers, and they exchange banter about her shooting skills and whether she is suited to be an agent. “Fieldwork’s not for everyone,” Bond warns her.

In The Empty Hearse, we’re given this Skyfall-esque shot of Sherlock once he returns from exile.

At first, we interpreted this as an indication that Sherlock may have been working for MI6 during his time away, and it solidified our identification of Mycroft with Bond’s M. But in Skyfall, Bond’s contemplative look out over London near the end of the film is almost immediately interrupted by Eve, coming to give him some of M’s effects. They discuss her career.

Bond: I thought you were going back out on active service.
Eve: I declined. You said it yourself – fieldwork’s not for everyone.
Bond: If it helps, I feel a lot safer.

They return inside together, and it’s revealed to Bond and to the audience that Eve’s last name is Moneypenny. Now that she’s given up her career as a field agent, she’s found her place as M’s receptionist.

From the point of view of giving Moneypenny (who is an essential member of the Bond entourage) a backstory, this is great. It makes the character a bit BAMF-y, and puts her and Bond on slightly more equal footing for their verbal sparring. They’re giving her some of the ambiguity Anthea’s character has in Sherlock. In A Study in Pink, she escorts John to his meeting with Mycroft, but she’s dismissive of him. In The Empty Hearse, she fetches Sherlock’s coat, but she has clearly been briefed on the “underground network” and is expected to join in the discussion.

“One of our men died getting this information.”

But from the point of view of Eve the agent, this career trajectory is bullshit, and it was called out as bullshit in a lot of Skyfall reviews.

So… why is it that the largest part of the Sherlock audience is so willing to accept Mary Morstan going from this:

To this:

“Oh, you’d be amazed at what a receptionist picks up. They know everything.”

Even when Mary was a “part-time nurse” in The Empty Hearse, we saw her perform no clinical duties – all of the work she did on the screen was administrative, which is odd.

The Sherlock creators use visual references to other works to tell the audience something they won’t say explicitly. I’m beginning think that one of the reasons we’re given links to Skyfall throughout S3–S4, which are the seasons that feature Mary, is to draw attention to the utter wrongness of having Mary slide into a receptionist role from being a highly competent field agent. We knew it was wrong for Eve Moneypenny; we should recognize that it’s wrong for A.G.R.A., too. There has to be more to this character than what we’ve seen on the screen.

Honestly, I HATE when people portray lesbians in media as butch alphas, essentially the equivalent of a “macho” male. It’s even worse when they have an ACTUAL male play a lesbian. Watching Malcolm in the Middle, and seeing a man play a gay girl, was a fresh slap in the face to me, as a lesbian.

So, how is it okay NOW, for Disney, producer of family movies meant to entertain and inform children, have a gay man be the butt of the joke? Have the audience laugh at the character who is not meant to be taken seriously? Have his sexuality made to be something to poke fun of, rather than something that is to be respected?

I missed “Beauty and the Beast” because of homework. But my friend just told me that during the fight scene, three men were trapped in a wardrobe, and when “the closet opened” again, and the three men were shoved out in dresses. The “straight” men all hated it and Le Fou loved it (and yes I had to look up his name, because everyone keeps referring him as “the gay guy”) Like…what century are we living in? Why is this still a thing? Sure, gay men can love dresses. They can love high heels. They can love BEING THEMSELVES. But that scene was clearly something you were meant to laugh at. Sure, you can be yourselves. Just everyone else will laugh at you.

Arrow LiveBlog Double Feature: 5x16 and 5x17

Man, I just cannot manage to watch Arrow live this semester. But I am on spring break, so here is another double feature! Sorry I haven’t been on as much. But after this, I’ll go through and respond to all the mentions i’ve missed. I am excited for these episodes! This is the time in the season where things really start to pick up! So, without further ado!

Arrow 5x16: Checkmate

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Stolen Moment

Written for the XF Missing Scene Challenge. This is a (slightly) NSFW scene for “The Pine Bluff Variant”. The first line of dialogue is from the episode, the rest is all mine.

“They still need something from me … and I’m sensing there’s someone Haley trusts even less – The man giving him his orders. Someone I haven’t met yet. A guy named August Bremer.” The words flow from him easily, Scully thinks, here in the darkness.

“Mulder, why didn’t you just tell me?” She tries to stay calm; there are several feelings bubbling up inside of her, fighting against one another. Calm is not one of them. Or if it is, then it’s hidden somewhere under anger and disappointment.

“I wanted to, Scully, I honestly did. Skinner said I should keep you out of it.”

“Since when do you listen to Skinner?” Exasperation joins in and she has to stop herself from not pressing the ice pack too hard against Mulder’s injured finger. Looking at him, she knows why he listened to Skinner. When it comes to her, he listens to other people, to authority. She’s too angry right now to appreciate it, though.

“I’m sorry, all right? It’s not like you could have prevented this.”

“That’s beside the point, Mulder. This needs to be set, by the way. I can take you to a-”

“No. You can do it.”

“It’s going to hurt, Mulder.”

“Don’t care.” His eyes are dark; if she weren’t here, she knows he would just lie down on the couch and get some sleep. Forget about all of this as good as he can. She can tell that there are still so many things he’s not telling her about this. It’s not about her. For once he has the chance to keep her out of the line of danger and he’s doing it as best as he can.

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The Bluff Honest Man of Action and the Grand Deceiver.

that drarry fight gave me life!
  • Harry: You do not want to do this.
  • Draco: Yes I do.
  • Harry: I don't want to hurt you, Draco.
  • Draco: How interesting, because I do want to hurt you. Keep up, old man.
  • Harry: We're the same age, Draco.
  • Draco: I wear it better.
  • ...
  • Ginny: I only left this room three minutes ago!
  • Harry:
  • Draco:
  • Ginny: (drier than dry) What did I miss?

On that last Hannibal scene, when they were all bloody and battered, breathing heavy and having a romantic talk about how beautiful blood looked at night; I was just yelling like Barbosa inside my head lol 😆🙊

They hugged and were clinging to each other; the only missing thing was that damn kiss man! Hanni was so whipped for Will that he didn’t even fight the push. He just let himself go. And I think it was because he had Will already; he had what he had wanted all along. He wasn’t alone anymore. He had pulled the beast living inside Will to the surface to dance with him and he had been victorious at breaking his precious teacup. The teacup he didn’t want to glue itself back together, because it was more beautiful broken.

Can I just… ramble a little about something kind of trivial I liked about “The Nice Guys?”

Holland’s introductory scene has him missing a phone call from Holly where she reminds him her birthday is that coming Thursday. When that happened, I saw like this flashing neon sign in my mind that said FORESHADOWING. I thought for sure he was going to fuck it up, he was going to miss the date or forget about her, that something would happen on that date and lead to a falling out between father and daughter because drama, right?

And then like three, four scenes later, there’s Holland throwing Holly a birthday party. He’s wrangling her and all her teenage girl friends at a public bowling alley, no biggie. And that was just… so cute to me?? Like Holland was obviously majorly fucked up in other respects (and Holly even got to call him on it later for non-birthday-related reasons), but listening to his daughter and showing that he remembered and cared about what she wanted was not an issue.

[Bigger picture of the same theme, but I also loved how Holland would. not. budge. on letting Holly tag along on certain cases. When she showed up at the porn party, he didn’t sigh and say “Well I guess as long as you’re here…” He put her butt in a taxi and made sure (to his knowledge) she was safely out of the way before getting back to work.]

Character: Oberyn Martell
Appears in: Game of Thrones
Commonly Interpreted as: Bi

But Actually: He is very openly bi in canon. when we first meet him he is in a brothel with his paramour, Ellaria, and they’re trying to decide which sex worker they would like to proposition. After they pick a woman Oberyn also demands the man (Olyvar) there join them. Though this scene is cut short later we see Oberyn, Ellaria, Olyvar, and several other women are later all together in bed. In which this conversation happens

Olyvar: You like them both the same? Boys and girls?

Oberyn: Does that surprise you?

Olyvar: Everyone has a preference:

Oberyn: Then everyone is missing half the world’s pleasure. The gods made that (gestures to a woman), and it delights me. The gods made this (slaps Olyvar’s butt), and it delights me. When it comes to war I fight for Dorne, when it comes to love I don’t choose sides.

Link for post explaining the problems with how he was written.

With many thanks to cancersyndrome for this write up!

I SAW THE DGM PREMIERE !

 And let me tell you about it…

First thing first, the premiere was held at the Shinjuku Wald 9 and the theater was full (And no wonder because the day the general sales started, 2min after the opening of the online ticket booth, everything was sold). At the same time, a live-viewing was held at others theaters for people who couldn’t get a ticket here. At 2:15pm, the live host showed up, thanked everyone and announce the begining of the event. 
AND THE FIRST EPISODE OF D.GRAY MAN HALLOW STARTED !

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Nice things to remember about the old Tokyo ghoul:
-Kaneki’s abs after showering
-Tsukiyama showing his psychotic gay tedencies for Kaneki for the first time and being the first trash king
-Hide being alive and not an illusion
-Flower man
-Banjo and Tsukiyama fighting/flirting
-Amon’s eyebrows
-Juuzou sucking an earbone off on his first appearance and everyone calling him cute
-motorcycle scene
-103 bones and the puns
-Nishiki and his shit jokes
-Kaneki transforming into a centipede
-Uta becoming nearly everyones fave until the last chapter
-Drunk Akira
-Uta eating a dick
-The fandom having actually their shit together
-Touka and Ayato the angry kids
-finding actual tarot symbolism
-characters not dying until the last chapter were they also didnt die
-Seidou being normal
-Itori
-Kaneki not changing his hair color all the time
-the last chapter
-people thinking Sasaki is a new protagonist