never expected to fall this hard for this show much less this ship :'''3

anonymous asked:

Kylo Ren is forced to leave the Finalizer, abruptly ending his growing relationship with Hux, and begin intensive training on multiple planets across the galaxy. Three years later and Kylo makes his return to the First Order ship immediately looking for Hux. But what he finds is an emotionless, heartbroken man who also happens to have a new robotic arm due to a battle gone wrong. The guilt Kylo feels is overwhelming.

Kylo hadn’t wanted to leave in the first place.

The Supreme Leader had been adamant, insisting that the training he wanted Kylo to complete could not be done on board the Finalizer, the place where Kylo most wanted to be.

Conquer the elements,’ Snoke had said. ‘Overcome nature’s harshest of storms and most hazardous terrains, and you will come closer to the Force. Go.’

It would mean travelling across the galaxy, finding planets that harboured the conditions that he needed to survive until he could return to his master successful, which had meant leaving Hux, meant terminating their budding relationship before it has time to bloom.

Hux hadn’t shown much emotion when Kylo had broken the news to him the night before he was due to leave. In fact, Hux hadn’t shown any emotion at all, just simple acknowledgement and then sex. Quiet sex that was usually loud and filled with passion: Hux just seemed to lie back and let Kylo get himself off before sleeping silently side by side.

With nothing more than a quick goodbye—Kylo had hesitated for a moment before leaving, wondering whether to kiss Hux, something to remember him by, but Hux hadn’t so much as opened his eyes as Kylo had dressed—Kylo had left the General’s quarters, knowing that he has to get over this relationship quickly if he were to succeed in his training, and return to Hux as quickly as possible.

That had been 3 years ago.

Kylo’s orders are to return to the Finalizer to resume joint command with General Hux, though Snoke had made a jibe that, with Kylo’s new strength and his triumph in his recent training, Kylo is leagues above Hux and his lack of Force-sensitivity.

Kylo had agreed with his master, fighting the urge to defend Hux and his exceptional mind.

He flies to the Finalizer at maximum speed, finally allowing himself to think of Hux again, having tried to blank him out until his work was done, the desperation to merely see Hux again almost overwhelms him. As Kylo arrives and steps down from his Command Shuttle, his gaze darts around the hangar bay searching for Hux, expecting him to be stood in his usual authoritative stance to greet Kylo from his mission.

But Hux isn’t waiting for him; he isn’t even in the hangar bay.

Kylo is grateful that he has his mask on; he’s able to hide the intense mix of sadness and anger in his eyes.

Without even hesitating, Kylo marches off, his new robes flowing behind him, and begins his search for Hux.

The bridge, the meeting rooms, his quarters. The last place that Kylo needs to look is Hux’s office, and he even finds himself hearing a strange distortion through the Force as he nears the door, and he knows that Hux is inside.

Kylo doesn’t knock—he’s never knocked—before entering, immediately seeing Hux sat at his desk.

But something is frightfully amiss. Kylo can sense it.

Hux’s face is slightly obscured by the light blue hologram of a grand star destroyer floating above the desk, but Kylo can see the dark circles under his pale eyes, his red hair slightly longer and merely brushed back out of the way rather than combed military-style.

“Ren,” Hux says, monotone, with a quick glance up from his datapad and straight back down again. “Can I help you with something?”

Kylo can’t help but feel pierced by the coldness of Hux’s tone.

“I expected you to be in the hangar for my arrival,” he replies, voice distorted by his mask, hiding his upset.

“I’m busy.”

Kylo gives the holographic blueprints a quick look before fixing his gaze back on Hux.

“So I see.”

The room falls completely silent, the air between them cold and tense, and Kylo has never felt less powerful in his life.

“If there’s nothing else, Master Ren, then I’ll have to ask you to leave me to my work,” Hux snaps, even pointing to the door, but the gesture makes Kylo feel like he’s staring at the fierce end of a gun. Deciding that Hux seeing his hurt eyes will aid his cause, Kylo unclasps his helmet and removes it, suddenly feeling much more vulnerable.

“Hux, don’t be like this, I didn’t—“

I said,” Hux spits, flattening his palms on the desk as he stands up, head hanging between his shoulders. “Leave me.”

Kylo’s chest hurts. “I already did.”

Hux visibly shakes as though physically hurt by Kylo’s words. The emotion is rolling off of his consciousness in tsunami-like waves, threatening to knock Kylo out if he concentrates too hard on their source. Too suddenly for Kylo’s liking, Hux moves, storming away from his desk and taking long strides towards the ‘fresher door on the other side of the room.

Kylo leaps forward, grabbing Hux by the hand before he can get away, but he’s unnerved what he feels.

Hux’s hand is freezing cold, fingers thinner and sharper than Kylo remembers. And he remembers.

“What…” Kylo mutters, looking down at Hux’s hand, terror surging through him.

Hux doesn’t stop him as he eases his jacket off, sliding it down over his arms until he’s left in just his undershirt, revealing the true extent of his injury. From the middle of his left bicep, Hux has a cybernetic limb, bare of synthskin, gold metallic skeleton on show for the galaxy to see.

Hux is naturally left-handed.

Kylo feels as though he may faint, his mind and heart and soul consumed with guilt.

Hux,” Kylo gasps, subconsciously tightening his grip around Hux’s robotic hand. “I…I’m sorry—“

Don’t.” Hux turns finally, revealing a black eye and a split lip, stitching on his forehead. “Don’t you dare fucking apologise to me, Kylo. You chose to leave me, just when I was falling—“

Hux bites his lip, flinching as he catches his cut with his teeth, and shakes his head. He yanks his hand out of Kylo’s grip and wraps his natural hand around his robotic bicep and rubs it slightly as though trying to warm it, and Kylo feels his eyes brim with tears.

No, Hux, no,” Kylo says, voice breaking. “I wanted to stay, but my training, it was—Snoke said I had to go. I thought you understood.”

Hux sighs.

“I thought I did understand you,” Hux replies. “But it appears as though I’ve never been more wrong in my life. Get out, Ren. It’s too late.”

No!”

Kylo sinks to his knees, shoulders shaking as he tries to hold back his sobs, but fails. He kneels in front of Hux, somehow wanting to show his anguish, wanting to show how willing he is to go to the ends of the galaxy for Hux, but he realises it just makes him look weak.

“Ren,” Hux says, tone seemingly calm, hiding a storm. “Get up.”

No,” Kylo says through gritted teeth. “Never. Not until you know that I would never abandon you. Armitage. Please, understand.”

Kylo reaches his trembling hand upwards, seeking out Hux’s cybernetic, latching on tightly once he finds it. The fingers twitch slightly in Kylo’s palm, and he guesses that Hux isn’t yet used to it, movements still slightly stiff.

“Kylo, stop. It’s a waste of time. Get up.”

No! Hux, please.” The tears on Kylo’s cheeks are hot, burning his skin, but the only feeling he concentrates on is Hux’s cold fingers against his sweating palms.

Carelessly, Kylo scans the edges of Hux’s mind, searching for the incident, the battle that took Hux’s arm from him. When Kylo sees it, he wishes he never looked. The battle had been fierce, only thirteen days ago, Hux with the ground squadron, fighting nobly against the attacking clan.

The grenade. The explosion. The pain.

The guilt is consuming him, suddenly seeing Hux lying under a cold light in the medical wing, writhing in pain as the medics try to sedate him, left arm already unsaveable, lost in the blast.

Ren! Help me! Please!’ Hux cries, gritting his teeth, overcome by pain. His eyes unfocus as drugs begin to consume him, his body relaxing on the examination table, uttering four desperate words before an oxygen mask is strapped over his mouth. ‘Come…home…Love…you.’

Kylo comes back to himself with an anguished shout, burying his head against Hux’s thigh, squeezing his hand.

“My fault,” he cries. “I’m sorry, Armitage, so sorry, I should’ve been there, I failed you, but please, don’t leave me, not like I left you, I can’t bear it any longer—.”

For a moment, when Hux pries his cybernetic hand from Kylo’s grip, Kylo expects it to contort around his neck to crush his windpipe in payment of his failure. He can’t help but gasp and recoil when the metal hand strokes through his hair softly. He looks up as the cold fingers caress his cheek.

“I can’t feel you,” Hux says, tears streaming down his cheeks. “Ren. I can’t feel you.”

Hux falls to his knees too, sitting opposite Kylo, hand still on his cheek, caressing it, as though he believes that if he tries hard enough, he’ll be able to feel the smoothness of Kylo’s pale cheek with his metal fingers. Chest aching from sorrow, Kylo reaches for Hux’s other hand and brings it up to his cheek.

You can,” Kylo says, his own hands cupping both of Hux’s, voice shaking though he tries to keep it strong. “See? I’m here. Right here, Hux. Stars, I’m never going to leave you again.”

Hux opens his mouth to reply but a cry escapes instead, and he suddenly lurches forwards, flinging his arms around Kylo’s neck to cry into his shoulder. Kylo holds on tightly, guilt surging through his veins, constricting his heart until he swears that its quick thrums are chanting Hux Hux to him, one final taunt of his weakness.

“Ssh, Armitage,” Kylo soothes, rocking him gently. “You’re safe. I promise.”

“Ren…”

Hux’s natural hand slides up to grasp the hair at the nape of Kylo’s neck, pulling at it, combing it through his fingers, and Kylo slides his eyes closed, defeated by his guilt.

Kylo knows that the kissing and affection will come later. Now, Hux needs him. And he isn’t going to fail Hux again.

Weekly Voltron Fic Recs #26

Rules: You can find past weekly rec lists here, and non-list recs in my general fic rec tag. This is stuff I like, and I have a huge bias toward Lance, hurt/comfort, and general fluff, in that order. Gen unless otherwise noted. Please comment on the fics if you read and enjoy them!

I’m gonna try to get back to doing these on Friday nights. Warning: Lots of hurt!Lance this time. There was plenty to choose from in the gen category, so of course my biases got heavy play. I had a good time, but this list will be even more unbalanced than usual.

Also, it has now been officially half a year of weekly rec lists, though I’ve actually been doing it longer than that, since it keeps being more than a week between each one. The title is a lie. But I am still pretty proud of myself. I thought I would get bored and quit doing these a long time ago, but I haven’t.

As Color Fades Away by IcyPanther
Words:  7,615 (WIP 2/?)
Author’s Summary:  “They either surrender the Black Lion to us, or we will kill the Paladin we’ve captured in the most painful way possible. They will hear his screams and they will come. They would not so easily abandon one of their own. And then the Black Lion will be yours. Should the ploy fail… well, then there will be one less Paladin in existence.” No pairings, major whumpage, Langst
My Comments: Starting the list right off with my biases. I don’t quite agree with the Keith characterization in this one, and the woobie is pretty strong, but it’s very well-written and there is the promise of LOTS of delicious hurt/comfort down the road, so I’m in it to win it.

Lance Makes a Space Sandwich by ArcaneAdagio
Words: 3,999
Author’s Summary: Lance goes through an galaxy space quest to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, dragging along an unwilling Hunk and Pidge. Will they be able to make their sandwich? Can they survive? Will Lance stop making terrible guns and finger gunning at the same time? Will they learn about the power of friendship? (Spoilers: the answer to the last two questions are ‘no.’)
My Comments: Garrison Trio! How I love them! Very fun and cute action fic. (Also PB&J is divine, how dare you question it.)

you were never on your own by derheck
Words: 1,763
Author’s Summary: Lance knew how to throw damn good parties. And that’s what they all needed. A damn good party. And what better reason to throw a damn good party than to celebrate everyone’s favorite green paladin growing one year older? Better yet- it wasn’t just going to be a party. He was going all out. He was going to throw Pidge a fucking space quinceañera.
My Comments: So cuuuute. Love Lance being supportive of his teammates, and especially doing something nice for Pidge, daww. She deserves a big ol’ party, for sure.

Pieces of Cake by Cardigan_Quincy
Words: 2,990
Author’s Summary: It’s Pidge’s birthday, and the team is determined to make it a great day. Meanwhile on Earth and in a Galra prison camp, two other characters hold their own private birthday celebrations for her.(Just a one-shot. Pre-S2. Feminine pronouns for Pidge. ~Quincy)
My Comments: Much sadder than the last fic, but also feels very true to the characters. Pidge’s family is definitely the most splintered of the paladins’ and it’s sad to think about the people who aren’t there for her birthday because they can’t be. But they remember each other, in the sweetest and most poignant way.

A Song of Storm and Ice by BreakTheDawn
Words: 20,565 (WIP 3/?)
Author’s Summary: Quintessence.It’s the basis of everything right? Integral to the very nature of Voltron. They all have it, it means something for all of them, regardless of whether or not they realize it. So would it not follow that they should learn how to use it?AkaThe Voltron team goes to undertake an ancient training program to learn more about their Lions and themselves, and of course shit happens.
My Comments: Actually a sequel to a previously recced fic, so you might want to read that one first, but this one is super good, too. Much more of an ensemble feel, though still a bit of a focus on Lance. And the worldbuilding in this one slays. So many cool ideas. Can’t wait to see what happens, and it’s updating a LOT, with very long chapters. My idea of a good time.

The Garden of Heaven by Genesister (papirini)
Words: 75,271 (WIP 16/?)
Author’s Summary: From the void of space to the heart of a deeply-buried secret of the Galra Empire, the search for Shiro leads Keith on a voyage that he never expected, wanted - or realized he needed. Its just a question of whether he can escape, when its all over - or whether he will even want to. Tags will be added as the work proceeds.
My Comments: I haven’t finished reading what’s available on this one yet, but this fic is AMAZING. Absolutely incredible worldbuilding for the Galra. Mind the tags, but don’t let them intimidate you. Keith gets thrown into a very horrifying and terrifying situation against his will, but as the story goes on you find that it’s about just another group of unique misfits learning to get along and find family in each other. The twist I just read left me utterly breathless, and as soon I finish this list I’m gonna get back to reading the story. AWESOME fic. This kind of stuff is why I just don’t bother with published fiction anymore. I can find far more satisfying and interesting stuff for free on the internet.

Just Remember by BleuSarcelle
Words: 1,646
Author’s Summary: Lance screams and shouts and curses. He lets it all out. He lets his words and shouts echo around as he falls to his knees in the middle of the training room. He hiccups as sobs shake his body. He doesn’t bother to wipe away his tears, he lets them fall to the ground and stain the mat below him.He curses loudly and lividly for every part of him that makes him feel unworthy. He weakly punches the mat as he whimpers and his shoulders lose their strength.
My Comments: Short but sweet fic about Lance fighting bad self-talk with the truth. I’ve been there.

Capsaicin by phoenixyfriend
Words: 6,235
Author’s Summary: Lance was captured by the Galra. He was more useful alive than dead, but was notorious for being difficult to interrogate, so the Galra turned to poison. It was… less than successful.
My Comments: This is really funny, and really fun. Very mild Lance whump, but I mean, they tried. They tried very hard.

Lance by RandomShmoe
Words: 1,482
Author’s Summary: First and Second Day working on Camp NaNoWriMo stuff. It is focused on Lance…hence the title.
My Comments: Another nice little fic about Lance coping healthily with his problems. The Shiro and Lance interaction was so cute it gave me a toothache.

the purest expression of grief by ohmygodwhy
Words: 15,874
Author’s Summary: By the time he walks through the Garrison doors, he is bone from going hungry and muscle from fighting and stone from surviving. He keeps his guard up and his teeth bared and sleeps with his knife under his pillow and tears through their exams and their simulations with the ferocity of the need to know more, to do more, to fly. or: keith fights, because that’s what he does, and has always watched the stars
My Comments: Can be read as Sheith or gen. Absolutely fantastic character study of Keith and how much Shiro means to him, and I loved how Keith made friends with everyone in the second chapter. Very much how I see it working for him: slow, halting, but utterly sincere.

Shifting Sands by Cardigan_Quincy
Words: 11,399 (WIP 4/?)
Author’s Summary: Lance picked himself up from the floor gingerly, testing his muscles before putting too much weight on them. Nothing seemed injured, aside from a few aches that would likely become a nice collection of bruises by tomorrow morning. But considering how hard Blue had fallen, Lance felt lucky.
Blue was less lucky.

Lance is stranded on a desert planet, injured and captured by someone who will go to any lengths to get their hands on the Black Lion. Fortunately or otherwise, he’s not alone. (Updated weekly ~Quincy)
My Comments: MMM, boy, this is some GOOD hurt/comfort! Starts with Lance alone, but doesn’t stay that way. I’m really glad he has someone there to support him, less glad that they are going through some awful stuff. Okay, I lied, I like it when Lance (and the others) go through awful stuff. But I am still hoping for rescue soon, please.

It’s Getting Darker But I’ll Carry On by CamsthiSky
Words: 4,285 (WIP 3/?)
Author’s Summary: “This could not be happening. Of course he’d be with the one idiot who didn’t know that once a zombie found you, there weren’t many ways to get it off your trail—and hiding in an abandoned house wasn’t one of them. How was this guy even still alive right now?”
My Comments: Zombie AU that starts off with sniper!Lance rescuing Keith? Yes, please. Fantastic start, and I love the roles everyone is falling into in this AU. Looking forward to more. They need to find Shiro. (Isn’t THAT just the constant refrain of this fandom, though.)

the stars watch over you by psyraah for rednight16
Words: 1,239
Author’s Summary: Shiro is bone weary, worn down, and battered, yet sleep evades him. But a gentle moment amongst new friends eases the constant disquiet in his heart, at least for now.
My Comments: This is so soft and lovely and nice. Thace and Ulaz should have stuck around longer in the show, for real.

Trust Fall by kyanve
Words: 2,330
Author’s Summary: Lance decides to try to prove that he’s just as capable of getting Blue to come get him as Keith has been at playing Space Fetch with Red. Blue may be less temperamental than Red, but Blue can also be a troll enough to make up for it.
My Comments: Lance is an idiot, but Blue loves him anyway. This feels very, very canon.

After Me Comes the Flood by Qpenguin98
Words: 25,111
Author’s Summary: The interior of this ship is cold and boring. The Galran soldiers that try to bond with you are cold and boring. Zarkon is cold and boring. You are sick of being cold and bored. A story following the Red Lion.
My Comments: Endgame Klance, established Red/Blue. Really interesting and lovely view of Keith and the rest of the team through a personified Red. I love the sense of history with the lions, and the trauma and turmoil that everyone has to work through.

Taking One For The Team by ShiningRegalia
Words: 18,284 (WIP 6/?)
Author’s Summary: A mission gone wrong lands Lance and Pidge in a dangerous situation. When communication with the rest of the team is compromised, they have to take drastic measures to escape. Pidge can only hope that they get out before things get worse and one of them breaks. Especially Lance.
My Comments: Holy fudge, this is some great hurt/comfort, too, this time with Lance and Pidge. Protective!Lance turns on all the lights in my house, and Pidge gets protective right back. The situation gets really bad, really fast, but they both do everything they can to take care of each other and get them out. They’ll be okay as long as they have each other.

Do You Wanna Build a Voltron? by phoenixyfriend
Words: 10,558
Author’s Summary: Lance woke up to a room full of frost, and proceeded to panic. Just a little. Just a smidgen. Just enough to refuse to leave his room until Hunk promised to go get Coran so there was a competent adult helping them figure out this mess.According to Blue, humans were very fragile, and needed all the help they could get. Blue could provide a lot of help, and this was a perfect solution, in her eyes.
My Comments: Really cute and fun exploration of Lance getting full-on Elsa powers. An enjoyable read from start to finish.

We’ll Just Have to Wing It by peasantlysurprised
Words: 2,798
Author’s Summary: or alternatively titled “The Space Power Rangers Try to Figure Out If Shiro Has a Natural Winged Eyeliner Look Going On Because He’s Fly Like That or Not and End Up Failing”
My Comments: I think I missed reccing this fic back when I first read it because I wasn’t making weekly lists at the time, but someone reminded me of it and I’m super glad they did. Very fun team fic with the younger paladins trying to stay up all night to catch Shiro and find out the truth.

what’s needed by eugyne (AreteNike)
Words: 2,704
Author’s Summary: The one time Shiro gives everything to his team… and the five six times they give it back.
My Comments: Absolutely FANTASTIC Post-S2 story with Shiro actually getting the support he needs, omg, I love it so much.

Gate Keeper by MoonlitPaladin (MoonlitStardust) for cupcakelevi
Words: 30,297 (WIP 7/?)
Author’s Summary: Lance is an author, known for his fantasies driven by dynamic and imaginative heroes, and yet no matter how much popularity and success he gains, it’s not enough. He doesn’t feel like he belongs anywhere and he pours himself into his work, pausing only when he gets a strange postcard in the mail with no return address and a portrait of Scotland.“Light filters o’er the pass as the Keeper returns."On an adventure the likes of which only he could have written, Lance learns the true meaning of family and that there’s a thin line between fantasy and reality.
My Comments: Tagged Klance, but so far it’s about the plot and the worldbuilding. Really interesting Fantasy AU, and I’m totally hooked. Everything feels really deep and well thought-out. Again, this is why I don’t need published fiction.

Nails by BlueRoboKitty
Words: 3,435
Author’s Summary: Barely weeks after the events of S2, Lance decides to break Keith out of a bad habit and ends up creating a confrontation he’s not sure he’s prepared to deal with.
My Comments: I love fics where Lance just can’t HELP being a caregiver and he HAS to save Keith from himself because can you believe him, can you believe his terrible habits. And if it helps them find some understanding and get to know each other better, well, I’m ALL FOR IT.

The Tide by Zurela
Words: 4,116
Author’s Summary: Lance doesn’t know whether or not he can trust Keith to have his back. But now that he’s stuck under a tree, with broken bones, and on the verge of drowning, it seems he might not have a choice.
My Comments: Yet another flavor of hurt!Lance, this time with Keith along for the ride. This one hit the spot.

Piecing the World Back Together by Zurela
Words: 7,929
Author’s Summary: The Galra have taken control of the ship again. Only this time, they’ve brought a druid. And Lance is the only one in the castle. And he’s not doing so good. Oh boy, this is bad.
My Comments: Mild Klance, but mostly about Lance dealing with things alone until his team can come. I love love love Lance’s breakdown in this one, because it was awful and heartbreaking but it wasn’t over the top, and everyone was able to respond right away and tell him that his bad thoughts about himself weren’t true. And he was heroic too, my dear blue boy. Great fic.

familiar by achieving elysium (Ogygia)
Words: 40,874 (13/?)
Author’s Summary: Altean!Lance AU.The only one who remembers the fall of Altea, Lance struggles to find a place in a band of misfits he will never fully trust. Secrets aren’t the only thing on the rise; on the other side of the battlefield is Zarkon, someone Lance once saw as a brother and now his greatest enemy. But Voltron has always protected the universe, and the Blue Paladin won’t stop now.
My Comments: Finally, an Altean!Lance AU I can rec with no reservations. This is a really interesting and different take on Lance, with him being a veteran, technically much, much older than everyone else on the crew, and dealing with a whole ton of trauma and trust issues. Some secrets came out in the recent chapter that really have me salivating for more.

Home by Zurela
Words: 7,385
Author’s Summary: The members of Voltron have noticed that Lance has been behaving suspiciously lately, and make some assumptions. Well, all except one.
My Comments: Lance is such a DARLING in this one. Gah, I love him.

He is the Heart by aurumdalseni (kyo_chan)
Words: 2,479
Author’s Summary: Hunk is the paladin that helps hold them all up, but sometimes he needs to be reminded just how much he’s cared about in return. [A "Five Times Kissed” ficlet (gen/non romantic)]
My Comments: Hunk appreciation! YESSS. I love everyone’s different ways of showing how much they love Hunk.

Blue and Blood by kimuracarter
Words: 2,773
Author’s Summary: The team rescues Lance from the clutches of the Galra.
My Comments: Heartbreaking, but very well-written. This is one of those fics that I read more than once. Maybe more than twice. Very id fic for me.

Previously Recced Fics That Updated:

Blue and Bruised by DizzyBunnies
Masks by TiedyedTrickster
Handbook of Demonology by squirenonny for Pechat (absolutely BALLER chapter)
Truce by kyanve
Love and Other Questions by squirenonny
Little Lions by MidnightCreator
A Dream Away by BossToaster (ChaoticReactions)
Out of Phase by LittleWhiteTie
Lost in the Stars by WingedChickadee
I’m not the Lance You think I am by KairaKara101
Stardust, Silk and Steel by CalicoTomcat

anonymous asked:

1/2)Hi! I find the framework storyline interesting but I have a growing fear that they are getting dangerously close to a point of no return with what they're doing to some of the characters and their relationship. I fear that the trauma they're having them experience may leave scars too big to heal. I mean, how do you bounce back from being basically mindraped, from having "recovered" your lost baby just to lose her again, from forcefully becoming an absolutely evil version of yourself, how do

2/2) come back from knowing you had a hand in helping create something that messed up all of your friends (even if you wanted the complete opposite), what happens to a friendship when your evil version sadistically and joyfully tortured ( or tried to) one of you very best friends(fitz and Daisy). I’m exited but I’m really fearful about the consequences that this can have on everyone. The aftermath has to be treated very delicately if they want to believably have them be mentality ok-ish later.


Hi Anon!

I’ve seen a lot of people worried about the ‘recovery’ aspect of it.  And I’m going to be very blunt here.  A LOT of it won’t be addressed we have to make peace with that now.  While what is happening to them is horrible and should be addressed.  If it comes down to moving the story along and having more action to focusing on 7 characters recovering…they are going to move on..  We rarely see it on the shown on AOS, even with the show’s main character in Daisy.  We missed most of her recovery due to hiatus and the Ghost Rider Arc.  This isn’t that kind of show  

They will have most of the healing happen over hiatus again (if we get renewed) and then we’ll be onto the next challenge.  They would rather show the action part of the story.  Then you add the dynamic that its not just one or two characters.  Its the entire cast.   Literally my expectations are for everyone to get a bit of a blurb and that will be it for now.  We DO NOT have time to go into it this season, there is too much too be done still and 5 Episodes to do it in.

Factor 2 we have to take into account is we don’t know what happens with all the memories.  They have said they will remember it, there will be things they can’t unsee, but the degree of it we’ll have to wait and see.  IE do they remove a good chunk of those memories to help them remember or as they pull them out.  Its going to be like Coulson with Tahiti or even Peeta from Hunger Games, they have to reconcile what was real and what wasn’t.  A nasty yet interesting twist would be that the hostages forget a good chunk if not all while its Daisy and Jemma who have to remember it all.  That in ways is a bit worse and would be an interesting story in my opinion.   What do they tell them?  How do you explain to Fitz why Daisy flinches around him sometimes.   What do you tell Mack when he dreams about his daughter?    

Factor 3 “Its the Darkhold” AKA the catchall the writers are using this season to close loops, explain problems, and makes things “go away” that need too.  

Every character is going to do things in there they are going to have a hard time reconciling with.  Fitz and May for example are brainwashed in some shape for form and being forced to do absolutely terrible things by AIDA.  They didn’t have a choice in their actions, in hurting their friends.  And both Daisy and Jemma know that.  Daisy knows what its like and will be able to help them heal while she’s going to have to deal with her own trauma from the experience.    

I don’t mean to sound harsh or that I don’t care about the recovery aspect of it.  But I want everyone to really really manage their expectations here.   I feel more of the fall out will come in what the characters do after.   IE I can absolutely see Fitzsimmons taking a step back now, even if its a trip to she Seychelles so they can simply be together and deal with it on a more personal level.  Same with Philinda…while on the other hand I can see Coulson coming out of this like a man on fire and reclaiming Shield.  And even this is likely to come as some sort of quick montage.   A voice over talking as we see where they all are.   

Finally, again I realize I sound awful, but this is TV and not real life.   We see people ‘bounce back’ quickly on shows all the time.  And again, its not that its not a very serious issue, or a trigger, or shouldn’t be taken lightly, its that they don’t have time.   They need to have what their audience is tuning into watch and in our case we are a Super Hero Show.  

  • I’m going to wear you all down eventually on this one, but on Start Trek there is a fabulous 2 parter called Descent.   
  • In it the Data (an android) is essentially drugged (he gets addicted to having emotions) and brainwashed by his evil twin and joins up with what was one of the biggest scariest baddies of the series, the Borg. (Sound familiar?).   
  • The crew that goes into rescue him lands in major danger (I know right?) with some searching, some fending off the Borg from the ship, and you guessed it those closest to Data captured (nope not kidding).  
  • The hostages included, I have to get kidnapped every few episodes Captain, Data’s BFF, and his ‘guide’ (ships counselor who has been helping him on his journey to become more human).  
  • Also a fun note, those left to save the ship are the I don’t have a ton of captain training Doctor with a bunch of Redshirts (I KNOW!) who just so happens to have a very personal connection to one of the captives.
  • The searchers join up with a small group of the Borg that are trying to help and resist (For reals).
  • So Data’s brother is a jerk and in an effort to make Data prove his loyalty he has him use his friends for the experiments.  And Data tortures his BFF (Really not making this up guys).  
  • BFF lands in bad bad shape and is to the point where one more session will kill him.
  • Luckily as happens in the last 20 minutes of the episode the two other hostages manage to reboot Data’s ethics Chip.  So he fights FINALLY fights back when he’s ordered to kill the captain…there is lots of powerful speeches here about who you really are (by Patrick Steward non the less)….and just as his brother is about to off them THE RESISTANCE ARRIVES!!!!  (Ya’ll can see where this is going right?  AIDA orders Fitz to kill Jemma only when he refuses she is about to kill them both and BOOM here comes the Cavalry…literally).

Okay so what was the point of all that aside from the total parallel to what is going on now?   Its that there was a very brief scene at the end after the BFF was recovering and Data was trying to apologize for his actions.  The BFF explained he knew it wasn’t him, he was being controlled, he was glad he was back.  Lots of friendship feels.  And next episode….like it never happened.  The emotion chip and BFF do come back into play again in a much more powerful way but not until the movie!   The story moved on, it had too.  

We can see the fall out in the future.  Little things in shifting relationships and team dynamics.  Or larger things like Fitz being incredibly cautious about what he creates and/or who he works with.  But a full blown them all sitting down and hashing it out isn’t going to happen.

58 of the most beautiful sentences from “Paper Towns”

1. “What a treacherous thing it is to believe that a person is more than a person.”

2. “I like this. I like the consistency. I like that I can drive fifteen hours from home without the world changing too much.”

3. “Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thing and paper-frail. And all the people, too. I’ve lived here for eighteen years and I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters.”

4. “I knew these halls so well — and finally it was starting to feel like they knew me, too.”

5. “Forever is composed of nows.”

6. “Tonight, darling, we are going to right a lot of wrongs. And we are going to wrong some rights. The first shall be the last; the last shall be the first; the meek shall do some earth-inheriting. But before we can radically reshape the world, we need to shop.”

7. “I imagine it is hard to go back once you’ve felt the continents in your palm.”

8. “This was the first time in my life that so many things would never happen again.”

9. “We can hear others, and we can travel to them without moving, and we can imagine them, and we are all connected one to the other by a crazy root system like so many leaves of grass — but the game makes me wonder whether can really ever fully become another.”

10. “It is so hard to leave — until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.”

11. “Humans lack good mirrors. It’s so hard for anyone to show us how we look, and so hard for us to show anyone how we feel.”

12. “You keep expecting people not to be themselves.”

13. “I always felt like you had to be important to have enemies.”

14. “New York was the only place in America where a person could actually live a halfway livable life.”

15. “The physical space between us evaporates. We play the broken strings of our instruments one last time.”

16. “I can almost imagine a happiness without her, the ability to let her go, to feel our roots are connected even if I never see that leaf of grass again.”

17. “The day passed as it always did — in slow motion, with a thousand plaintive glances at the clock. But now it was even more unbearable, because every minute I waste din school was another minute in which I failed to find her.”

18. “Nothing is as boring as other people’s dreams.”

19. “Such was life that morning: nothing really mattered that much, not the good things and not the bad ones. We were in the business of mutual amusement, and we were reasonably prosperous.”

20. “And when I say that her hand brushes up against mine, and I just grab hers because it feels like there is less to ruin now.”

21. “Once the vessel cracks open, the end becomes inevitable.”

22. “If it doesn’t happen to you, it doesn’t happen at all.”

23. “There are so many people. It is easy to forget how full the world is of people, full to bursting, and each of them imaginable and consistently misimagined.”

24. “The town was paper, but the memories were not. All the things I’d done here, all the love and pity and compassion and violence and spite, kept welling up inside me.”

25. “Maybe she had sat here in the cacophonous darkness and felt some kind of desperation take her over, and maybe she found it impossible to unthink the thought of death.”

26. “At least I carpe’d that one diem.”

27. “Even though I could see her there, I felt entirely alone among these big and empty buildings, like I’d survived the apocalypse and the world had been given to me, this whole and amazing and endless world, mine for the exploring.”

28. “I’m not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is.”

29. “I think the future deserves our faith.”

30. “I’ve never seen her eyes dead like that, but then again, maybe I’ve never seen her eyes before.”

31. “I don’t know how I look, but I know how I feel: Young. Goofy. Infinite.”

32. “It’s kind of great, being an idea that everybody likes.”

33. “Maybe the strings break, or maybe our ships sink, or maybe we’re grass — our roots so interdependent that no one is dead as long as someone is still alive. We don’t suffer from a shortage of metaphors, is what I mean. But you have to be careful which metaphor you choose, because it matters.”

34. “Everything’s uglier close up.”

35. “I always liked routine. I suppose I never found boredom very boring. I doubted I could explain it to someone like Margo, but drawing circles through life struck me as a kind of reasonable insanity.”

36. “She either trusted me or wanted me to fall.”

37. “I learn something about fear. I learn that it is not the idle fantasies of someone who maybe wants something important to happen to him, even if the important thing is horrible. It is not the disgust of seeing a dead stranger, and not the breathlessness of hearing a shotgun pumped outside of Becca Arrington’s house. This cannot be addressed by breathing exercises. This fear bears no analogy to any fear I knew before. This is the basest of all possible emotions, the feeling that was with us before we existed, before this building existed, before the earth existed. This is the fear that made fish crawl out onto dry land and evolve lungs, the fear that teaches us to run, the fear that makes us bury our dead.”

38. “At some point, you gotta stop looking up at the sky, or one of these days you’ll look back down and see that you floated away, too.”

39. “And this is what I was trying to do, too. I guess: to listen to all the little sounds of her, because before any of it could make sense, it had be heard.”

40. “Leaving feels good and pure only when you leave something important, something that mattered to you. Pulling life out by the roots. But you can’t do that until your life has grown roots.”

41. “I have nothing to gain from kissing her. But I am no longer looking to gain anything.”

42. “I leave, and the leaving is so exhilarating I know I can never go back. But then what? Do I just keep leaving places, and leaving them, and leaving them, tramping a perpetual journey?”

43. “We bring the fucking rain, Q. Not the scattered showers.”

44. “I think maybe the reason I have spent most of my life being afraid is that I have been trying to prepare myself, to train my body for the real fear when it comes. But I am not prepared.”

45. “Isn’t it also that on some fundamental level we find it difficult to understand that other people are human beings in the same way that we are? We idealize them as gods or dismiss them as animals.”

46. “I decided to clean out my locker, because I didn’t really want to come back here and again have to feel like my lungs were drowning in this perverse nostalgia.”

47. “I wanted to tell her that the pleasure for me wasn’t planning or doing or leaving; the pleasure was in seeing our strings cross and separate and then come back together.”

48. “You can argue…that Ahab is a fool for being obsessed. But you could also argue that there is something tragically heroic about fighting this battle he is doomed to lose.”

49. “Only now, after all this lost time, did I realize how terribly I had misunderstood both her game and the prize for winning it.”

50. “You listen to people so that you can imagine them, and you hear all the terrible and wonderful things people do to themselves and to one another, but in the end the listening exposes you even more than it exposes the people you’re trying to listen to.”

51. “She’d told me: the pleasure isn’t in doing the thing; the pleasure is in planning it.”

52. “Sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are…People are different when you can smell them and see them up close.”

53. “I didn’t need you, you idiot. I picked you. And then you picked me back…And that’s like a promise. At least for tonight. In sickness and in health. In good times and in bad. For richer, for poorer. Till dawn do us part.”

54. “We are now as I wished we could be then.”

55. “It is saying these things that keeps ups from falling apart. And maybe by imagining these futures we can make them real, and maybe not, but either way we must imagine them. The light rushes out and floods in.”

56. “Doing stuff never feels as good as you hope it will feel.”

57. “I am afforded the chance to think one more thought, and I think about her. I blame her for this ridiculous, fatal chase — for putting us at risk, for making me into the kind of jackass who would stay up all night and drive too fast. I would not be dying were it not for her. I would have stayed home, as I have always stayed home, and I would have been safe, and I would have done the one thing I have always wanted to do, which is grow up.”

58. “And for those two minutes we just stared at each other, and I watched the blue in her eyes. It was nice — in the dark and the quiet, with no possibility of me saying anything to screw it up, and her eyes looking back, like there was something in me worth seeing.”


(from www.buzzfeed.com)

Anti Naruto the Last from a NH perspective.

So I’m a devoted NaruHina (look anti’s, just trust me and keep reading). A while back I made a post saying that all ships and characters have flaws, and i thought that it was time I lived up to that. As a NaruHina, I think it is my duty to..criticize Naruto the Last (NTL). Just because I love the ship doesn’t mean that i’m blind to where it went wrong, or the problems with how Kishi developed it. So here’s an entire post to prove that even NaruHina’s can be Anti-NTL. It has nothing to do with being ‘salty’, it’s about not ignoring the problems right in front of your face. 

1) Hinata’s interaction with Naruto during the Time skip

During the War arc, a lot of symbolism was used to show Hinata’s desire to become a closer friend to Naruto. When Hinata said something along the lines of (I’m too tired to search it) “All this time I’ve been chasing after you, but once this is all over I want to be by your side, holding your hand.” She was acknowledging that she had never been a strong enough presence in Naruto’s life, and that she needed to improve. When she said that she wanted to catch up to him and hold his hand, she was saying that when the war was done she wanted to form a more concrete friendship with him and be more openly supportive. I cite Hinata’s interactions with Naruto during the time skip between 698-the Last as a problem, because her interactions were hinted at being non existent. Their relationship did not progress at all during the two years if anything it regressed. It isn’t hard to believe that they never even held a full conversation during that time. I’m speaking as a NaruHina when I say it’s pathetic that during the two years when they had ample time to talk, neither of them advanced their relationship. Naruto the Last reverted Hinata back to the Shadows, something that was fine early and mid shippuden, but inexcusable with the adult cast.

2) Hinata’s character regression.

During the war Hinata became more confident around Naruto, able to directly talk to him and confront him. She didn’t have a problem being forward with him, and while her shy personality was still intact, it didn’t stop her from communicating with him. NTL regressed her personality back to a stuttering insecure girl, and the NaruHina dynamic back to the pre-war arc days. She went from being a woman able to reason with and support him, to being unable to look him in the eyes. It’s stupid, and I certainly didn’t find it cute. If anything it was sickening to see her growing personality squashed for the purpose of creating more drama and ‘cuteness’ in the movie. Even worse was knowing that this made it impossible for her to keep her silent promise to support Naruto more after the war.  

3) The horrible cop-out regarding Naruto’s love for Sakura. 

Intelligence is understanding that the cannon has it that Naruto loved Sakura because of his rivalry with Sasuke. Wisdom is understanding that the cannon on this issue is absolute bull that should be ignored.  I don’t buy this, I love NaruHina but never in any argument would I say that  Naruto never loved Sakura. He did, and I wouldn’t ignore that. That’s reducing Naruto’s character and ignoring his actual emotions for the sake of catering to your fantasy. He loved Sakura, romantically. I don’t need to discard that, and I don’t understand why the movie felt that it had to be discarded to make NH happen. It makes NH look desperate and fake. The whole point of NH was that Naruto could move on from a less supportive relationship to a more supportive one, without him being a bad guy for it. The idea is that as people grow up and change, it’s alright for you to move on and find people that you are more compatible with. But of course, Kishi believes that once you fall in love you are morally obligated as a human to never ever change your feelings no matter how detrimental they are to you. 

Originally posted by asdfghjklboredom


#hat tip in Sakura’s general direction. 

Anyway, no one believed that cop-out and it was a stupid idea for them to put it in there. 

4) The vague Nature of how exactly Naruto fell in love with Hinata.

Did he fall in love with her because he knew she loved him?….Did he actually love her all this time but thought she was too good for him so he never acted on it?…Did he just never consider her an option but now that she was he just kind of…? He he fall in love with her because it finally hit him how much she had done for him…?…Was he in love with her the entire time..? ….Did he spontaneously love her..?…? 

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

I don’t know, no one knows. The movie was just so vague about why and how exactly Naruto fell in love with Hinata, I actually didn’t realize that he even HAD fallen in love with her until the confession. At that point I just felt really lost. As in, i can’t even defend the reason that he feel in love with her if i wanted to because I don’t understand what happened. And stuff like that is kind of important, especially in a romance movie. 

5) EVERYTHING WAS OVERDONE.

And I mean EVERYTHING. A little fluff would’ve been expected, and  appreciated by me as a NH. But there were moments in the movie where the fluff was out of place and unnecessary. some of the fluffy scenes were so out of place they actually took away from my overall enjoyment of the movie and just made the entire thing seem like a joke to me. By the end scene where Naruto and Hinata were running out of the cave while it collapsed around them with slow romantic music in the background, I actually had to stop the movie because I was laughing so hard I was crying, and my tears were preventing me from seeing the one detail that would help this mess make sense. (There was no detail, in fact, there was also no logic as it turns out.) It was just so….WHY? By that point the fluff was just ridiculous and made it impossible for me to take the movie seriously. Instead of there being a few well chosen moments, the fluff was over used and lost most of it’s meaning. It didn’t even make sense the way it was being used, and honestly read like a cliche fanfiction. Again, I AM A NARUHINA SAYING THIS.

6) Sasuke, what the flying falcon Sasuke. 

I might be a NaruHina shipper, but my favorite bond in this series isn’t NH. NH actually isn’t even in my top 5. But the bond between Naruto and Sasuke is my favorite, and it’s lack of representation in this movie bothered me. If Naruto had one final day to spend with someone, he would spend it with Sasuke. I’m not a SNS shipper, but it’s obvious to me. Sasuke not showing up at Naruto’s wedding felt really….wrong. He would be Narutos’ best man, hands down. If Naruto held his own wedding, he would invite Sasuke as his best man, and is he invited Sasuke somewhere, Sasuke would show up. It’s a given, it’s obvious. SO WHY DID IT NOT HAPPEN. Did NARUTO not invite his actual soul mate (again, I don’t ship SNS) Sasuke to his WEDDING? Or did SASUKE refuse to accept an invitation from his actual (again, I promise that i am legitimately not a SNS shipper)  soul-mate? I can’t imagine either happening, but obviously one of the two must’ve happened and that seems really fake to me. To be honest, either of the two marrying someone without the others approval seems fake to me. Sasuke’s bond with Naruto was just so not present in the movie, I was disappointed.

7) Personal character arcs …disappeared. 

Never once in this movie do we see Naruto develop his dream to be hokage growth. Never once do we see Hinata or Hinabi work on the Hyuga clans rulership system. Never once to we see Sakura focus on becoming a better or stronger person, if it wasn’t for the pamphlet that came with the movie, I wouldn’t know that she had improved in her medical skills. Never do we see Sasuke have any sign of personal development. Never do we see any changes in the Shinobi system. Never do we see…anything development wise that isn’t directly related to Naruto and Hinata falling in love. 

8) Sakura was kind-of creepy with Sasuke in this movie

All Sakura focused on in this movie was love drama. Her numerous reflections on Sasuke were creepy and unnecessary. Instead of developing her as a person, they focused on her non-existent love life. I found her coaching Hinata’s love life to be unappealing. She’s never achieved a healthy love life for herself (*cough*addiction*cough*) I don’t think she is in any place to help Hinata. When she could’ve been helping Hinata become more outgoing in general, or helped Hinata see that she had a greater place in the world than just as Naruto’s woman, she indulged Hinata on her insecurities regarding love as a form of vicariously fulfilling her own romantic desires. Not to mention her belief that once in love your feelings can’t change, which isn’t a positive or even healthy few of love. 

As a NaruHina shipper I can find at least a little enjoyment in the movie. Because it’s my first ship of the NAruto series, I can overlook some flaws, we all do that when dealing with our ships. But to all of you who hate NaruHina, I can see why this movie would’ve been a horrible experience. To summarize NTL in five words:

Disgustingly cute, over done fluff. 

 Now, here’s what i think the optimum romantic sub-plot for a NH movie would have been:

Naruto and Hinata became good friends after the war ended. She knew and respected Naruto’s feelings for Sakura, though she still loved him. Hinata worked with her sister and Naruto to change the Hyuga clan, and Hinata helped Naruto grow his political ability and  improve his image among the upper class. When the movie starts, Naruto is trying to win Sakura’s heart during the festival, though Sakura is only concerned with attracting Sasuke’s (which doesn’t happen), therefore causing her to be quite rude and dismissive towards Naruto. Hinata assists him with winning Sakura because she loves him. Naruto knows this and appreciates Hinata for it. During the movie, He notices that he doesn’t feel the same way towards Sakura that he used to, but is scared to think that he isn’t in love with her anymore, as he feels that would make him a bad person who is disloyal to his ninja way. Meanwhile, he continually thinks that Hinata is starting to mean more and more to him, and he is scared of what that means. By the end of the movie he realizes that moving on from Sakura is NOT the same as stopping loving her, but just means loving her differently now. Finally accepting this he also accepts his romantic feelings for Hinata, blah blah blah romantic stuff. 

This would provide closure for the NaruSaku ship. That doesn’t mean the shippers would have to abandon the ship, but rather that the feelings Naruto had for Sakura would be handled appropriately considering their importance to Naruto’s personal arc. 

I understand why Kishi did what he did for the movie: Drama. He wanted to make the fluffiest, sweetest, sappiest, more dramatic NH movie that he could, and he allowed the characters and relationships to suffer the consequences. Ignoring and reversing character development to create more tension, overplaying fluff to appeal to NH and marketing, and basically make as much of a profit as he could. 

That is why I, as a hardcore NH, am Anti- The Last and anti-Kishi. So can we please stop saying that only ‘salty’ fans dislike Kishi?

anonymous asked:

Sorry to put this in your ask but I find the OP get's unreasonable if you disagree with her. I have a problem with the idea that there is favouritism towards BB in YG because it means there is unfair preferential treatment. Firstly it is not UNFAIR because as soloist they /personally/ pay, organise and negotiate for a lot of it because YHS gets a word in. Not to mention Taeyang was knocked back for 3 years before RISE came out and he was not even happy with it. The only reasons GD could do CDT -

-despite YHS badmouthing it was because he paid for a lot of it (especially the MVs and promotions) and is popular (and needed more music for his tour which he only got because producers from the ALIVE tour saw his star potential and got into talks about it). It is not unfair because ~70% of YG’s profits whether BigBang has a comeback or not comes from them. If it was fair to the rights of who earns the money 100% of what BigBang makes for the company should be spent on them. The profit - 

-margins for most YG artists is less than 10%, groups might go over. It is not unfair preferential treatment its sane business. YG did loads for 2ne1 in the 3 year period in which the company commits to supporting the artist. 2ne1 in the first 5 years of their career were treated BETTER than BigBang, they were lavished with the designer clothes, nice apartments, their personal shows, promotional styles that allowed them to release less music but for longer. They got the deal to work with- 

Will. i. am. It did not work out but YG couldn’t control Will’s dropping them. YG tried to popularize them in Japan on their own but it did not take off so again he did it via BigBang.  One reason why BigBang(GD) appears so much is so they can present so people pay attention to the new groups, that is not favoritism that is using because it’s not for BigBang/GD’s benefit. I agree he prevented them from opportunities like acting and variety but they did loads of tours and guest concerts. Its - 

-YG did try for 2ne1, when they floundered when people weren’t doing everything for them and the company moved onto the next generation until Teddy picked them back up and they refound their feet. Bom’s scandal reveal was poor luck. However, the notion that YG just favours BigBang cheapens everything they’ve fought for. YG was not going to let group members have solos because it was not profitable enough, GD proved otherwise now everyone expects their fav to be handed one. GD worked his butt - 

-off managing his solo by himself with minimal promotion off the company (most of it was from fans). A lot of the credit YG gets for supporting BigBang is miscredit because a lot was VIPs. (btw I just want to be clear I read you tags so I think you don’t feel that bb gets  stuff to an unfair extent). People forget or don’t know how much Bigbang say they argue with YG and just go over his head if they can (like TOP and GD because they can afford to) and Seungri and Daesung because it’s in anothe- 

-r country. I have read so many posts on how Seungri and Daesung are unfairly treated. I have put up with so much misplaced GD bashing (because most of what he gets he’s contributed most of the work to and there is solid reasons he should get the company support, it’s not favoritism because it’s not unfair preference. If anything YHS planning undermines GD such as in the case of promoting Seungri mainly for money but people saw GD in the wrong for following or telling GD to use trainees). 

-“all artists should be treated equally, and given equal opportunities” this NEVER happens ANYWHERE. All artists are treated by how profitable they are. As far as opportunities is concerned that can be highly dependable on time and circumstances which you can’t control or keep equal. Let alone people are not EQUAL, you can’t treat people equally because their demands and capabilities are different. If YG treated 2ne1 like they treated BB in the first 5 years than people would cry abuse, bb were- 

-They should be happy, 2ne1, AKMU, Winner, Lee Hi have never been hospitalized and have a chance of actually studying without the stress of multiple comebacks,show appearances and all the other 100 things new idols were expected to do. Yes they might not be getting fast fame but their healthy and their not falling into over work related stress and injuries. BigBang is still getting delays, their promotions are still being sidelined, their cash cows getting shipped out chasing money. They don’t- 

-get 100% satisfaction either, everything is a compromise. However what they have now is built on what they did before and their reputation which gives them so much support is because they proved their skills. I do agree YHS was better at spotting BB’s strengths and encouraging it whereas with 2ne1 you hear more about how he stopped them doing things, however 2ne1 had a lot handed to them and big opportunities given to them to set them on a path bigger than idols but international stars. It was-

- going well. Did people forget that they got a world tour the same year BigBang got their first world tour despite being their juniors and the demand was so much smaller. Did people forget that although Dara was not doing loads of photoshoots and dramas she was in the US filming 2ne1TV or later touring in 2012. These aren’t small gigs for a girl group. Are people forgetting all their boasts about what made 2ne1 special and exceptional and a big part of that was the choices made to help them-

-go further globally. It was risky but they were on their way to being big and their fans were proud. Yeah the last 2 years have been hard and the waiting is why Minzy left but it was also a time when they could do things they did not have a chance to before because their music activity and global advance slowed down. The misogenistic chivalry that kept girls in YG learning the creative skills to support themselves is fair criticism and the only point in which I think being allowed equal -

opportunity is fair to point out, since the impression is girl groups are assigned producers rather than expected to do it themselves but for boys they have to. On the other hand they got to promote music and they got so far without having to do that  whereas BigBang could not promote unless they did that. While 2ne1 had a lovely time in their second and third year in America while still bagging hits and getting high prices for the work they did. BigBang in their second and third years were -

-trooping around Korea doing variety shows, interviews and shoots, concert performances and still expected to write their own music and promote twice a year in two countries. They wanted to runaway they were so unhappy. Both groups have experienced extremes in treatment from their company. BigBang made the modern YG, even more than se7en. BigBang sustain and maintain it. It would be commercial suicide and stupdity for YG to reduce investment in BigBang for the sake of fairness. Rather than -

-coming after BigBang who’ve more than earned what they get and frankly still get sidelined and don’t get their full due because of YG being stingy and politics. The management of YG needs better infrastructure to multiple promote their artists and deal with different artists. YG is starting to de-volve power with the sublabels and allowing artists like akmu more micro-management. But their still a business and still hedge investment via percentage returns. Lets not forget they own their -

Lets not forget -they owe their shareholders a certain percentage increase inprofits annually or per plan. If their investors don’t agree with supporting something they have to compromise. BigBang is a guaranteed goldmine so if anyone else under performs BigBang at least can protect those  profit margins but even their promotions get cut short as for politics or money.  The korean idol industry itself is stifling because it doesn’t allow or doesn’t want people from the same company co-promotin-

-promoting in case of a ‘team kill’ that’ll cause fan arguments. The system itself is preventative and YG trying to get the growing number of performers into new markets is understandable. It is unfair that rookies that have just debuted get to share a stage for arena that took their seniors over 5 years to earn the right to book but people call that logical business. -

- Therefore that those same seniors monopolise the fame and popularity they earned off the greater time and hardship spent cultivating it is just logical business and not unfair preferential treatment. I should apologise for spamming so much into your inbox. I am sorry if this is intimidating or confusing and it’s mostly my opinion.

Things I didn't like so much.

- Rory cheating yet again. Do Amy and Dan hate her? Do they like cheating? This show has a long history of cheating. I mean Lorelai did it a few times, and Rory has cheated on all of her partners except Jess, but she did also kiss Jess while still with Dean. So. I just feel like cheating shouldn’t be how Rory and Logan were together. I would have been fine with it if Logan was casually dating a few girls, the same way he was when they first met. That would have been just as good of a storyline as any other. Why choose more cheating? Did Rory not change in ten years? She did the same thing with Dean and she saw how that blew up in her face. And why wasn’t Lorelai more “hey kid cut it out. This will only end badly” I hated that storyline and it really made Logan into the man he no longer was. Remember how bad Rory felt when she felt as though he had cheated on her during their break? And yet she’s doing that to some other girl?!

- Emily’s storyline in the end. It didn’t make much sense to me. It felt like Emily was an afterthought almost at some points. She moved with a maid she doesn’t even understand and can’t communicate with? I know that might have seemed funny in 2006 but now it just seems really silly? And kind of rude how she didn’t even try to communicate with her properly in some scenes she was just like “I don’t understand her. But I think those are her kids” I didn’t like a lot of that part of Emily’s story.

- The way Lorelai treated her mother still. Sometimes I really do think Lorelai can prevent a lot of the tension between her and Emily, but she always has to muddle things up. And I know that’s just typical Lorelai and everything. But I really fee like in 9 years maybe she would have tried a tiny bit harder. Especially after she lost her husband.

- Lorelai and Luke not having changed at all. They’re still the exact same, I mean it didn’t take them very long in the first series to decide they wanted to live together and then be engaged. And in nine years they never spoke about children or marriage or moving forward again? I don’t believe that. I mean I know Luke isn’t the greatest with communication and Lorelai isn’t great with change. But you’d think they’d at least talk about it ONCE in 9 years? What even happened in the last 9 years? Because it doesn’t feel like much actually did.

- I hated the way everybody treated Paul. No offence but if you’re dating someone, or your daughter is. Take the damn time to remember that person exists. It’s not cute or funny to constantly be like “oh Paul exists!!” Like it’s really shitty? And I don’t understand how that was a funny concept? Maybe in a sitcom, but not in a show like this where the characters have grown so much over the years, and by grown I don’t think I should mean that Rory has grown into a person who is so unlike her 16 year old self and in a bad way.

- Jess pining over Rory. I know that people have made theories that Jess is Rory’s Luke. But why should the show make that mistake again? The mistake of making these great guys wait and watch the girls fall for the wrong guys? It’s not fair. I don’t want that for Jess. I want Jess to keep thriving and moving forward. Not heading into his mid thirties, still pining over a girl he may never have again. He knows he messed up with her, he knows that and he is still being written as a guy who will never get over her? I love Rory but what’s so special about her? What’s so special about her that she has 2/3 of her exes still wanting her? I shipped both ships until the cheating thing happened, and then again this “I’m over it” he says while not being over it BS. I wanted Rory and Jess so badly but not like this.

- The LGBT parade and “how selfish are they for not letting us have their gays” like I know that was meant to be funny or something but I don’t really get how that’s funny? It made it feel like they were just trying to make the show look like it is progressive while still not making a good enough effort.

- The whole Michel and Lorelai being bffs. I know they’ve always respected each other and been kind of friends. But they pushed that so hard because of the absence of sookie and it was like they were trying to replicate that kind of friendship. They made michel share about his husband, and kid situation. Which sounded a lot like Sookie and Jackson once upon a time. I love Michel and I loved his storylines but it just felt weird that even Luke knew all about Michel’s home life? When he’s always been a private guy?

- the musical. I hated it. I actually skipped through it because it was long and boring and I was tired and didn’t want to watch it.

- the fact that Lane and Zack had children, but they were seen less than other people’s children. We watched Lane go through her pregnancy and having her baby boys come into the world and then we don’t really see those boys at all? (Low key same with Gigi though)

- Paris and Doyle getting divorced. They were like the only couple who made sense out of all the young couples to still be together? Doyle was like the only man who could keep up with Paris’ antics. I mean I liked Doyle’s storylines outside of the divorce but that just took me my surprise and I didn’t see that as their future. Them having children was cute, I didn’t expect them to be so young!

- At the swimming pool with the overweight man? I don’t get that scene at all. That’s not even funny? He’s fat so what? What’s with all the “incoming!” And “back fat” I don’t really like that scene.


There’s probably more but I’m running on four hours sleep after this. I even started dreaming of GG when I did finally sleep

This moment pretty much sums up one of the main reasons I’m in love Bonenzo right now:

Bonnie is free, she’s having fun. She’s flirting with a very attractive guy because it feels good, maybe she’s even got a little crush. She’s doing what many women her age would be doing. And why not?

In the present timeline she’s not in love with the guy nor does she have any expectations of what this will become - I mean the guy is pathetically hung up on another woman. Does Bonnie, in this moment, want a relationship? I imagine it would be nice but I think after a crappy few years (or is it year?) which included months trapped alone in a prison world loosing hope, some fun/flirty/sexy times with a guy she doesn’t see herself getting attached to might just be what she needs (remember her conversation with Caroline?).

Clearly as we see in the future timeline, however, somewhere over the course of three years flirting and fun turn into something more.

That hint of a smile right before she runs to him, the way he’s concerned for her and calls her “love”, it’s kind of beautiful to me and is the reason why I ship it and the possibility of what it could become.

Because this is what I see (or rather the potential that I see):

Two broken people who have had a shit ton to deal with over their lives (I mean dude was held prisoner and experimented on for decades, has constantly been abandoned by people be cared about/thought cared about him, lost the woman he loved while Bonnie has lost her whole family, her mother abandoned her, her friends are basically always putting her in situations where she must sacrifice herself, she was trapped in a prison world - you get the picture) finding each other and truly seeing the other person, finding some common ground, no abandoning, no second place, no sacrifices. Being that person for each other that they haven’t had. (Although the story could totally unfold in a different way).

I mean Enzo has to know Bonnie and her amazingness - he saw first hand what kind of person she was while she was the anchor, trying to get everyone back from the other side, including him (and yeah he was kind of pestering her to bring him back but whatever). How deeply she cares for the people she loves.

Take this moment here where Bonnie tells him deserves better:

How many people in his life do you think have said something to him in a genuine way? And this coming from someone, who at this moment in time could care less about the guy.

I have no doubt that when he falls for her he will fall hard. The guy is clearly wanting to belong, to care and be cared for. Can you imagine him finding that? Do you think he’s going to treat that person like crap? (I mean I don’t know what stupid writing choices they’ll make but it makes no sense for him to!!!)

And Bonnie, she deserves to be someone’s number one (her friends - with the exception of Damon - and love interests - I use that term loosely - have never done that). Bonnie is putting herself first and doing what she wants for herself now, which is great, and while something happens to completely break her over the next three years, she’s got someone that’s there for her, she’s not alone! She’s being support by someone, no strings attached (at least it’s what I’m hoping).

Basically this is my long winded way of saying that with so little time spent on them and I’m like 110% in. I tried to deny it, I tried to keep it low key, but I just can’t. The potential of this pairing is just too beautiful for words.

And I know, it’s not going to end well knowing that I went from having one OTP on this show to having two and both of those pairings have a person in common. But then again, I’m still skeptical about the writing here, so hopefully there will be enough fanfic on both sides to keep me happy.

(Gif sources: #1 - @bonneibennett from this set; #2 - @vampire-blondie from this set; #3 - @thefudge from this set - please let me know if you’d like me to remove your gifs)

You know what makes me really pissed right now?

On platforms other than tumblr there are loads of people joking about how the fandom is going crazy now because The Kiss™ didn’t happen.


NO.

Fuck you. That’s not why we’re angry.

Of course a kiss would have been awesome, but personally I never believed it to happen anyway, and I would have even lived happily ever after with less Johnlock scenes than we got in the end, even though I ship them like crazy - if only the rest of the plot would have made some sort of sense.


You wanna know what’s bothering me about the (supposedly) final problem?


1. Moriarty was hyped up as the ultimate villain for three seasons and frankly, almost everyone loved him. The creators themselves made such a big fuss about him - only to have him replaced by another supervillain out of nowhere. Moriarty was the ultimate mystery and his reveal was basically “actually he’s just a maniac sidekick executing Eurus’ plans who was kinda bored with living anyway so he killed himself just for the fun of it”. I know they made it hard for themselves to have a truly mind-blowing plot twist with Moriarty since they’ve been stirring his story up for more than two years and expectations were high, but this was anticlimactic and disappointing on a new level.


2. I don’t know much about storytelling, but I do sense that this was bad.
For the last three seasons, there have always been subtle and not-so-subtle hints as towards what is going to happen next. Everything was connected and logical to follow and quite frankly, this unique way of building up a plot was one of the things that made me fall in love with this show.
Compared to what we have experienced in former episodes, this whole fourth season was utter bullshit. Sure, the basic storyline was connected with the other seasons, but only superficially; most of the “"plot twists”“ happened out of nowhere and made the whole series feel very estranged all of a sudden. E.g., in TRF Moriarty said “Have you worked out what it is yet? The final problem? I did tell you… But did you listen?” - Typical Mofftiss style would have been that some very inconspicious Moriarty line somehow hinted at him pairing up with Sherlock’s unknown sister to “play a game” or destroy Sherlock or seek revenge or whatever. But nothing, NOTHING prepared us for this, although this subtle preparation was what made the show so amazing, which is why this season feels like total nonsense.


3. Eurus’ hyper intelligence was over the top. At the beginning, Sherlock was introduced to us as the ultimate mastermind and we all admired his genius. Then Moriarty entered with a similar, though very psychotic level of genius and we were like “ah, two masterminds battling each other, that’s cool”. Then it turned out that Mycroft is actually even smarter and quicker than Sherlock and everyone was like “well… He’s the older brother, there’s rivalry, he’s gotta feel superior in some way, that’s fine, still kinda fun” and it showed us the borders of Sherlock’s intelligence and made him appear more human, all fine and good. I also get that Eurus kind of reflected that even Mycroft is not the all-knowing, stone-faced, flawless, mature older brother and the ultimate version of smart. But continuously adding more characters to the “flawed mastermind” stack where every new one outsmarts the others feels very cheap and uninnovative. First Moriarty was said to be one of those minds that happens once every few centuries, then Mycroft supposedly straight up Fucked Him Over™ (although he actually didn’t in the end, i know), and then there’s suddenly Eurus out of nowhere and wait she’s even smarter than the rest of them?? Sorry sirs, I’m not buying this.



4. In S3, everything was hinting at Mary having some sort of connection with Moriarty (and we still don’t know how she got into Magnussen’s office that easily because I don’t think she proposed to Janine as well). When Mary’s A.G.R.A background was revealed, I thought it was kinda fucky and far-fetched; I’ve been waiting for the big Mary reveal in TFP. Instead, her conflict apparently counted as solved in T6T and she was turned into a lovable goofball who just so happens to posthumously send old DVD recordings of herself over to Baker Street to whisper sweet nothings to both John an Sherlock so that everyone forgets that she shot Sherlock with the intention to kill him, then drugged him again and overall just manipulated John an Sherlock all the time? Mary is a great, twisted character and I do believe that she’s able to feel love for both boys, but that ending was not her. They were trying to find poetic final words and they didn’t have anyone to give them to but the ex-assassin who murdered her husband’s best friend and lied and lied to her oh-so-beloved John? I don’t think so fuckers.


5. Normally, at the end of a movie (/episode) the viewer should be able to distinguish between such things as imagined/hallucinated locations, events and conversations and what happened in the ‘real world’ of that world. Now, this might have something to do with the fact that English isn’t my first language, but after TFP I’m still a bit clueless about how some scenes were connected and what was actually happening and what wasn’t. (I never had problems like that during the old episodes though, including TAB, which was also really fucky and inception-y.)


6. The Molly scene was hurtful as fuck, and not in a movie-typical, good way.
There’s a grown woman who just can’t and can’t get over her crush: Mofftiss’ level of extending this idea always appeared a bit forced to me anyway, but that is neither here nor there now. This scene was emotional abuse, heartbreaking and humiliating and most of all, it was so, so useless. Wow, Sherlock was a dick to Molly once again and this time it broke her completely. This doesn’t help us understand Sherlock’s troubled mind any further nor does it advance the plot in any way, it just crashes another character straight into a brick wall because why the fuck not. (Loo did a great job in this scene tho, probz for that.)


7. I’m still not over how fucking cheap Eurus’ little horror game was. “Let’s lock a few people in one room and make them shoot each other, nonono listen to me this has never been done before because in our show the villain and his victims are related isn’t this awesome?” Wow yeah, truly groundbreaking. What a witty, unique idea. The only good thing about this was that Sian truly was great at pulling of four different roles in a very convincing fashion, credit where credit is due.


8. You don’t say stuff like “It’s making a funny face… I think I’ll put a hole in it” and then reveal that the so-called hole was nothing but a tranquilizer, seriously, where’s the classic Mofftiss genius style in that?


9. The plot and the plot twists of this episode (and the whole season 4 for that matter) were lazy and mainstream compared to BBC Sherlock’s usual standards. I used to love this series for its many-layered stories and characters, but here we have classic Hollywood horror and classic Hollywood psycho villain well beyond any boundaries of normality. Of course I’m not opposed to this kind of stories, but it’s common, you can find stuff like that everywhere. BBC Sherlock used to have a really special, unique way of storytelling and most of it got killed for the sake of cheap ass mistery overload and mainstream horror games.


10. Personally, I can begrudgingly accept the ending that we got, aka “open for interpretation”. If you still want to ignore the gayness that is screaming you in the face, go ahead and call it bro!parentlock, I don’t care. But what I do care about is the line “It doesn’t matter who you are”. I believe that it was never meant to be offensive or hurtful, but this version of Sherlock was introduced to us as gay (or bi or pan or whatever, but at least in some way sexually interested in the same sex). If Mofftiss were too scared to actually pull through with it or simply didn’t want to, that’s fine, I understand. But then don’t just go ahead and tell us that it doesn’t matter anyway. Because it does matter. I feel like these men fail to grasp the power they have over us and therefore didn’t see how hurtful this line was, but it did hurt people. Lots of people. Many of us had actual mental breakdowns because of this line. I know it was never meant to mean that much (or it wasn’t meant to be understood differently), but if you have a general understanding of the concept of fandom (Mofftiss sure have it), then you usually understand that there are sensitive topics that can be triggering and should be expressed with caution.


11. Where’s the big Mycroft reveal? All these adressings towards his physical health. How the hell were they implying that he fucked up in dealing with his psychotic sister?


12. I still don’t get the point of Irene if they were neither letting them meet again nor cutting her out permanently. She’s been a recurring thought of Sherlock since ASIB, but in TFP it was just like “Nah it’s not her she’s married idgaf about her anymore anyway bye” Like?? Dramatic flow? is where exactly here??


13. We still don’t know how Sherlock survived the fall. Just sayin’.


14. Yeah john totally cut his metal chains that forced him onto the bottom of the well with a fucking rope and he didn’t even need help for that matter he just pulled himself out of the water by his own hair Munchhausen style I THINK THE FUCK NOT FOLKS


15. No one will ever convince me that they actually jumped out of an upstairs window to escape an explosion and got away without a single scratch. That’s just bullshit.


16. An umbrella that’s also a sword that’s also a gun that’s also not functioning? Yeah, kinda funny, but also really stupid and not at all up to the standards of the usual witty humour of BBC Sherlock.


17. “Sherlock’s in love but who with?” in combination with the “i love you” scene were used to bait us all to start another war between straight!Sherlock and gay!Sherlock supporters in order to make sure as many people as possible would turn in, but the reveal behind this line was utterly disappointing. This was a humiliating and just not cool™ move.


18. They’re not seriously trying to tell us that Eurus, while having an extreme mental and emotional breakdown, built a fake cell in the garden of her old childhood house because Drama™?


19. General conclusion: This whole story of everything being connected and leading back to Moriarty and Sherlock’s childhood just deflated like a big gay balloon full of anticipation. They’ve been talking about this story forever, but the great opportunities it offered were not only ignored, but stuffed into a fucking meat grinder and mashed up into cheap boring mainstream moviemaking.



Also, I still think everything about this season is shady as fuck and I don’t accept a word of it and from now on I’m just gonna mark it down as another victim of 2016. Thank and bye

Forgive me for this wordy post, there’s lots of stuff I’ve been wanting to say. I’m about to shoot a video as I post this…..

This post covers covers a bit including ADOPT A SHIRT PART 2.

You have supported me like no other for many years and something I really want to focus on this year are the little things I can do that could show how appreciative I am of your support.

I hate it when online personalities talk about how appreciative they are but don’t do anything for the glorious people that are doing the supporting. I will fully admit it’s way easier to say “Thank You” and do nothing. Heck! I just did it in this paragraph and it took a few snaps on a keyboard.

State of the Olan covered about half of what I wanted to do. This is part of that overall change. I feel like we’ve built a pretty awesome rapport though the years but there are still little things I can do.

ONE: DESIGNERS & LITTLE THINGS

We are going to be releasing 3 new shirts as part of a year long collaboration with a bunch of freelance designers. I was a freelance videographer and photographer for many years myself and I know one job can make the difference between being able to pay rent or not. The idea is to not only help out freelance designers with a job but also to allow me the ability to fully focus on these new videos, Summer Nights, and just new content in general.

I want our designs to improve which is where these designers, hand letterers, and artists come into play. I love to see new things in the realm of design, too see evolution, and sometimes in order to do that it takes news eyes. I think I’ve reached a point where I need these designers to teach me. You’re never too young or old to learn and improve a craft. Now this doesn’t mean I’m going to be less involved, I’m just sharing the work load for the first time. I’ve actually been more involved this year and want to devote more time to doing the small things like signing cards, free posters, and things of that nature. So far it’s been a huge weight off my shoulders and has actually helped reduce my stress levels which had actually played a factor in me being sick for a month.

So what does this mean in short?

-On the 21st of every month this year we are going to release 2 to 3 new shirts from these designers.

-There will be one or two new ones some many of you have requested (I’ve been listening) and one redesign of a classic to bring new life to an old design.

-There will also be a free signed poster every month for the sole reason that I love doing it. I’ve very observant and love see what you guys connect with and the first poster I made is the saying “When Enemies attack your Kingdom, you don’t flee. You show them why it’s your Kingdom”. I’ve seen that all over the place. So that will be the first free one. 😀

I made a new section on ORA made just for prints.The free posters we release every month will be available until they sell out.

-There will still be two big collections like we have always done in Spring and Fall.

To me this is the next logical step in improving something I believe should have just as much thought and care put into it as my videos do. We have been working with about 15 designers for the past few months to make this possible.

TWO: MADE IN USA

I also want to take the time to address something with the apparel. We go through every year wanting to improve the quality of the shirts and sweaters because this is your hard earned money and you need to have the best I can give you. I’ve reached a point in my career where I’ve seen so many people talk about something that they want to improve and never do it, that I try to just take action first and then talk about it later.

We’ve tried many different brands of shirts and something we have wanted to do since the beginning was commit to a shirt made in the USA. At the beginning of last year we made the gradual switch of getting 90% of what we do made in the USA. This caused a ripple effect because it meant we had to raise our prices which I said no to as long as I could. For most of the year last year we took the hit on this because I didn’t want to raise prices. We reached a point last year where there was no other option and I was given the “We have to do it” so each shirt, mainly the crew necks, went up a few bucks. I remember discussing with Colter who agreed that at some point we need to tell everyone why this happened.

So why do this?

We started to see problems with the quality of the shirts we were printing on and the inconsistencies became more frequent. Obviously every shirt is not going to be perfect but it was becoming more prevalent. We were printing on a great brand but the age old “quality over quantity” happened. They increased quantity and decreased quality. We did not raise the price for any kind of profitable gain, I actually make less on each shirt than when we started because we donate to Rice Bowls. The price raise just covers the extra amount the shirt costs from being made in America. I can’t promise prices won’t rise again but I will promise I will fight it as long as humanly possible. And right now there is no foreseeable reason to do so. I have no desire to be a wealthy tycoon of the shirt industry just a normal dude who uses this to fuel the crazy things he wants to do, like Summer Nights. I understand that many of you are in the money crushing stage of life and that’s why we’re doing the Adopt a shirt once a year and free signed posters.

I know there is no reason to tell you any of this but I want to be as transparent as possible and always be open about anything that directly affects any of you. I have the highest respect for you guys and gals! There is a lot of shady businesses out there and I never want to be one of them. My dad always taught me that honesty is king! So I want to thank you for your support. It’s always, ALWAYS! humbling to see how feverishly you all support me! I’m still learning everyday how to do this and trying to get better. That was easy to type but I will put action to these words. :)

THREE: ADOPT A SHIRT PART 2

So Part 2 of Adopt a Shirt is happening this Saturday the 21st at 12am CST. Meaning the midnight between Friday night and Saturday morning. The first part was just stuff in CA and this time it’s all the stuff in Nashville which might be a bit more.

It’s the same kind of thing which means it’s on a first come first serve basis. Everyone’s clock is pretty close to the same but some could be slower or quicker so I say just look around 11:58pm to be safe. After this we will be fresh out of shirts that need adopting. I was pretty shocked at how fast everything went last time, I didn’t expect for it to be gone in about 5 minutes. I can say that this will most likely be something we do each year, so if you miss out there will be a next time.

Regardless Part One of Adopt a Shirt we’re getting ready to ship those out. We had made a mistake during the launch and didn’t set a inventory limit for the 3XL option and within about a minute about 150 people ordered a 3XL shirt we didn’t have haha Needless to say we email them and are going to print one up in their size because the fault was on us. So all those should ship out shortly. :)

That’s it on this and NEW VIDEO this Monday!!! :D

The 100 Positivity

My dash and my blog have been filled with this terrible vile ship war that’s been going on, and I’m tired of seeing people focus on the negatives on a show that has so many amazing points. I’m going to acknowledge up front that the show does have aspects that it needs to improve on and other people have explained that a lot better than I can especially considering I’m white and I can’t speak for the POC community. I would also like to point out that this show is created, acted and written by humans and people are naturally flawed and make mistakes, and we need to be given a chance to learn and fix those mistakes.

Now onto the greatness of this show

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Why I Love Fitzsimmons

It literally started with the first episode! God, these two grabbed my heart in their first scene! It showed them as the best of friends, thick as thieves, and our resident science babies :)

In Season 1, it showed the slow progression of Fitz falling in love with Simmons and everyone around them noticing except her. For me, “F.T.Z.Z.” and “The Hub” show how deep their friendship/love went and how Fitz fell in love with Simmons. She loved him, yes, and perhaps the same way deep down, but at that time nothing less than her best friend in the world

There may be some hate, but I’m one of those people who think she had felt something for him all along but just didn’t realize it. I mean come on, they were best friends for how many years? The chances of her not thinking about it at least once are astronomical. In the words of Dr. Harrison Wells, “The subconscious mind, Barry, its….its a powerful thing.

Despite many chances to tell her how he felt, Fitz did not muster up the courage to do so until the very last minute. And who can blame him? Why risk ruining probably the closest relationship in his life for feeling something she may not return? However, he could not die without telling her, leading to one of the most gut-ripping emotional scenes I’ve ever watched on television. Their conversation at the bottom of the ocean was nothing short of heartbreaking, and the actors did an amazing job of capturing their respective feelings. 

Her reaction to him pressing the button letting the water in still makes me cry, and I do not apologize ;’(

Fitz fully expected to die, his only consolation was that he told Simmons how he felt and that because of him, she would live. The fact that she was unable to leave him and refused to live without him is a testament to their friendship and love for each other.

Season 2 was all about Fitz recovering and the two science babies finding their way back to each other. Simmons cared for Fitz so much that she was willing to leave him if it meant he got better, something that she desperately wanted for him. I don’t think it was discussed enough how hard it was for Simmons to leave him during that time, it must have broken her heart to be away from him. Notice how when Coulson visited her while undercover, when she asked how everyone was, he immediately said, “Fitz is fine.”, knowing she really wanted to know how he was and how relived she seemed. 

Season 2 was also about Simmons gradually falling in love with Fitz. I think when she came back to the team, she was in love with him but was still going through her feelings, hence the conversation with Bobbi where she stammered when asked in she and Fitz were ever a thing. Even Bobbi wasn’t fooled, and she was not around when the two of them were inseparable. 

Simmons trying to reconnect with Fitz was initially unsuccessful because he was trying to push her away. To him, Simmons left because of both his injuries and the fact that she did not feel the same way about him. He didn’t understand that she just needed time and was trying to help him recover in the way she thought she could best. Although I’m a fan of angst, it really hurt when Fitz told her he was leaving the lab. I could literally see her heart breaking.

Ow, my heart SEND HELP!! 

As the season progressed however, Fitz and Simmons were able to slowly find their way back to each other. They found a common enemy in the RealSHIELD and managed to trick a facility full of highly trained agents and spies (including Melinda May!). Also that sandwich!! I thought they were done for sure until that sandwich :) 

Simmons finally began to realize her feelings toward the end of the season when they began to spend a lot of time together again. The scene with them discussing May and Andrew’s relationship was awesome :) The sideways heart-eyes looks and small smiles made my heart melt every time <3

Oh God :)

The finale sealed the deal for me. Simmons finally accepted her feelings for him, and tried to tell him. Fitz was under the impression that she would never love him back that way and immediately thought her trying to bring up the conversation in the pod was an effort to make it perfectly clear. But from her perspective, it seemed like he no longer felt that way about her. Her face in that split second made me cry :’(

Thankfully, she stuck with it and said those now infamous words, “Maybe there is.” His face!!! 

Fitz awkwardly asking her out on a date was so precious and sweet. Her little “OH MY GOD HE ASKED ME OUT, INTERNALLY SCREAMING WITH JOY” smile after he left made my heart soar for the two of them! But, then of course THE WRITERS HAD TO NOT GIVE THEM A BREAK EVER. *deep breath* its okay, Season 3 will make up for it!!

These two are perfect for each other not just because they look cute together, but because they have been through hell and back, fighting alongside each other the whole damn time, even if their methods were not always the best. These two are best friends, and they love each other more than life itself. They compliment each other, they fit together, they are Fitzsimmons. When the characters of the show give them their own ship name in the first episode, you know they are meant to be :) I love Fitzsimmons because they are precious in every way and their story is a privilege to go back and watch over and over again. 

Season 3, here we come!!