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Year in Review: Grigor Dimitrov

2017 was definitely Grigor Dimitrov’s most successful year of his career by far. He started off the year at #17 and won the first ATP event of the year in Brisbane by defeating Kei Nishikori in three sets. Following his title win in Brisbane, he then went on to make the SFs at the Australian Open, which was the furthest he’s ever made it at the tournament. After being eliminated from the Australian Open, he went on to win the title in his home country of Bulgaria at the Sofia Open. The next few months were kind of a rough patch for Grigor; he lost in the Second Round at several tournaments: Miami Open, Grand Prix Hassan II, the Monte-Carlo Masters and the Mercedes Cup. At Wimbledon, Grigor went in ranked 11th and made it to the Fourth Round, which he hadn’t accomplished since 2014. During the North American swing, he won his first Masters 1000 in Cincinnati at the Western and Southern Open against Nick Kyrgios. After the success in Cincinnati, people were curious to see how well he’d do at the U.S. Open. He ended up being defeated by 19 year old, 53rd ranked Andrey Rublev in the second round, cutting his time at the U.S. Open short. Going into the Asian swing as #8, he made it to the SF at the China Open and the QFs of the Shanghai Masters. He then went on to make the Stockholm Final but eventually was defeated by Juan Martin del Potro. Following the tournament, he withdrew from the Vienna Open because of fatigue, but ended up qualifying for his first ATP World Tour Finals at a career high of #6. Finishing out the year, he went on to be undefeated at the Finals defeating Dominic Thiem, David Goffin, Pablo Carreno Busta in the Round Robin, Jack Sock in the SF and David Goffin in the Final. With his win at the ATP World Tour Finals, he finished the year at #3, which is the highest ranking of his career. Grigor was dominant on the hard courts this year and we can’t wait to see how he continues to dominate in 2018!

“Pure Heroine documented feelings of teenage ennui in a way that was both self-reflective and universal; Melodrama takes a similar approach to the early years of adulthood - following a narrative that could almost be one night at a house party - in all its gory detail. Fuelled by a black humour that’s almost become her trademark, there’s heartbreak and ecstasy, desire, fear, uncertainty, acting on impulse, making mistakes and (maybe) learning from them. And those are tunes we can definitely dance to." 

 ― INDEPENDENT

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A Year in Review [2016]: Favorite Characters

1. AoY Girls - Jeong Ye Eun, Song Ji Won, Yoon Jin Myeong, Yoo Eun Jae, Kang Yi Na (Age of Youth)

12x10 - “Pterodactyl Screeching into the void” - Part 1

My title is borrowed from @postmodernmulticoloredcloak comment on my crazy blogging after first watching this episode earlier. I feel like it is a fitting title for how this episode made me feel. To clarify, these are very very happy pterodactyls.

Steve Yokey wrote this episode and he appears to have well and truly taken up the gap left when Robbie Thompson sadly left the show. In fact this episode to me channels the ghost of Robbie in many different ways. From the fanfiction-esque moments of poor suffering third wheel Sam, to the meta nod to Charlie Bradbury, there is much of Robbie to be found here. Basically, it was bloody perfect.

I feel like there is so much to talk about in this episode that fandom will be chewing on it for months if not years to come. Yokey has picked up the characterisations brilliantly, and seems to have an understanding of what the fandom desperately craves in terms of Castiel, his character, his personality and his development. I adored his sass in this episode. Some other writers *cough*bucklemming*cough* struggle to really capture Castiel’s sass and humour. Showing their lack of understanding of Castiel’s persona and his intelligence and instead writing him in a way that is jarring and sometimes basically stupid. Castiel is far from stupid. In this episode he was written perfectly, in a way I haven’t seen since Edlund’s time. Is that a sweeping statement? Maybe. But I’m still riding my high so let me have it this time.

This episode gave us three of my favourite things. Badass and Sassy Castiel, Overprotective grumpy husband Dean, and poor long suffering brother Sam. (baring in mind this is how they are usually written in fanfiction nowadays this is exactly my jam and I am so so happy to see it play out on screen. Seriously who sold their soul to Crowley for this episode?)

This review will also be in two parts. Because I have so freaking much to say about it.

The first part will focus on destiel, the second on everything else including Castiel’s emotional arc (as separate from destiel), his relationships with angels, angels and gender and Lily Sunder’s character.

PART 1 - ALL THE DESTIEL

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A Year in Review [2016]: Favorite Ships

3. AoY ships - Kang Yi Na x Seo Dong Joo, Yoon Jin Myeong x Park Jae Wan, Yoo Eun Jae x Yoon Jong Yeol, Song Ji Won x Im Seong Min(Age of Youth)

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Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot

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all my loves |→ lazlo strange

“His nose was broken by a falling volume of fairy tales his first day on the job, and that, they said, told you everything you needed to know about strange Lazlo Strange: head in the clouds, world of his own, fairy tales and fancy.”