miss-bates

Downton Rewatch (Season 1): part ii

- oh my gOD Bates get a hold of yourself. so william comes barreling through the door and spills Thomas’ tea all over him and thomas gets mad. and says something snotty. wow. call the constable, what an effing crime. like. now thomas has tea all over his clothes so he’s either got to go and change (which i’m sure he has just masses of other clothes no problem right) or wait for it to dry, during which time if Mr. Carson catches him he’s going to get a verbal thrashing. DO EITHER OF THOSE OPTIONS SOUND APPEALING. like I am the first to admit that thomas is the most…JUST THE MOST. but don’t treat him like he just ripped the head off of a baby lamb for having a reaction jesus BACK OFF BATES

- oh good lord when Daisy says, “i’d do anything for you” and Thomas glows - ACTUALLY GLOWS - with something like pride and wonder and genuine surprise. i mean in the next second his face shifts and he does this villainous little smirk sure yeah because that’s a weapon, that’s something to defend yourself with if you need it, something to use against other people duh. (honestly i don’t know how anyone who isn’t a slytherin makes sense of the world but okay) but in that moment before, there was bare vulnerability and it was fucking beautiful. shit. i’m gonna make a shitty gif of it because you guys have got to see this shit.

THOMAS. (90% of my live action commentary watching this show is just me yelling out in a pained and strangled voice THUHMASSS).

-this is a real live actual conversation that happens.

OB: [plotting against Bates} What we need to do is to make him a suspect when something’s really been stolen.

Thomas: How do we know anything’s been stolen?

OB: Because you stole it, you noodle.

You are both noodles, and this is a terrible idea.

- side note: how fucking spot on is it that when there are scenes happening in Carson’s office or the servants hall you can hear Mrs. Patmore and Daisy bickering in the background. I mean. I take this show to task for a lot but wow that is some tight storytelling.

- man do i miss the good ole days of Thomas and OB plotting and smoking in the courtyard. iconic.

- there is not much i find more delightful than Thomas saying “sod ‘em.” why can’t he have been given more dirty lines please…why is RJC’s ridiculous accent so fucking soothing. SEE HOW SOOTHED I AM. i am currently just a skin bag of loose bones and honey.

- Daisy and Mrs. Patmore are fuking underappreciated. Daisy misunderstanding Mrs. Patmore and thinking she’s supposed to poison the food while Mrs. P is away for eye surgery is one of the best and most subtle moments of comedic genius in television history.

- why is watching Thomas putting food in his mouth…so erotic. i did not ask for this. i was perfectly happy not knowing this about myself.

- okay so look. i am the first (okay maybe not the first) to admit that Thomas says and does some mean shit. he’s not perfect! some days…he is so overwhelmingly far from perfect that hypothetically you have to go have a good long talk with yourself in the bathroom mirror about why the eff it’s one o clock in the morning and you are lulling yourself to sleep with VIVID fantasies of putting a grown man in the bathtub, washing the pomade out of his hair, and seeing what kinds of noises he makes when you skritch the back of his head. hypothetically. i can only imagine that’s what it would be like because none of this is personal experience. but also let’s not pretend that i won’t defend Thomas to the everloving end. yes, it is not his finest moment to make light of a woman losing her pregnancy or a young person losing their mother, BUT for fuck’s sake why does no one seem to have a problem with people putting their hands on Thomas in violence, holy shit.

- aghhhhh the fact that Thomas holds himself so still, head so high and proud when he’s got bruises on his face. It is the Don’t Fucking Touch Me Stillness, cousin to his Blank Look of Shame, and you all know how i feel about that.

- hahahahahhah ohhhhhhh well fuck me i guess branson/sybil/gwen was the ot3 i didn’t even know i wanted. 

UP NEXT IN SEASON 2: THOMAS SURROUNDED BY MEN IN UNIFORM, HOW WILL HE DEAL (spoiler alert: badly and with lots of looks of PANGED LONGING)

4

Its exactly one year ago we had this beautiful and long awaited moment in Bates Motel. Its incredible that you remember that day as if it was in your own family. I seriously miss them so much and I’m sure I will never love an OTP as much as I love them. Never ever again. They deserved happiness and luck together but just had it for two weeks. But I’m sure we all know Norma always felt kind of happy when he was around. That was more than enough. But we exactly knew, deep down, they’d end up together. They were meant to be. They had this kind of thing from the very first moment. I’m thankful for having this incredible storyline of two amazing, beautiful, flawed characters. Thankful for every minute of them even it was over too soon. 💍😢❤

Incest and Shipping

So a while back a few people reblogged some of my posts and in their tags or the post itself said “Yes, ship what you want, but not incest.” And I’m cool with that. It’s not your thing, and I’m definitely going to respect your dislikes, because when I first stumbled upon incest I remember being very surprised, like people really ship incest, but I’m here to state that in this blog, when I say “Ship what you want, like what you like” I mean any ship, incest or not.

I say this for two simple reasons:

1) It would be very hypocritical of me to keep this blog and tell people to “ship what they want, shipping is for you”, and then say, “but not incest, that’s gross”. I made this blog not for shipping, but for the shippers, so they can ship in peace, to have a bit of positivity in their personal enjoyment of media, in whatever way or form. And honestly, I’ve shipped worse, much worse things than incest. Incest would the the most vanilla thing ever compared to some of my more problematic ships.

Also, there are some couples that I myself don’t enjoy, and I still keep to the belief that people who ship those couples have the right ship what they want, and if I can do that for ships I don’t like, something I was very aware of even before I started this blog, then I can do this for anyone else. Because, they should like what they like. It’s their life, they can do as they wish.

2) Like I said, when I first stumbled upon incest, I was surprised, but I don’t mind incest. I’ve shipped some incest couples, myself. So, for that reason alone I wouldn’t be able to say “Ship what you want, but not incest” When I myself have enjoyed some of them. That would make me a hypocrite AND a liar. 

So, these are my two reasons.

I may loose all my followers for this, but at least I’m being honest.

And also, if you unfollow me for this, I didn’t mean any kind of offense.