unpopular opinion: I actually think it’s a smart idea for NU’EST to be on Produce 101. I’m not trying to ignore that they debuted 5 years ago and were super popular only to be screwed over by pledis - but the truth is without some kind of popularity boost, no matter how amazing their comebacks are, they don’t have enough fans to rise to the top again. I know it’ll be a bit discouraging to work with new trainees who are like 5+ years younger than them, but I have hope that the members can make it far in the competition and show the public what they’ve been missing out on by not stanning NU’EST. And when it’s all over, hopefully they’ll have a new surge of fans that will bring them the fame they’ve deserved this whole time.
Rory: “You know what’s dangerous about you? It’s not that you make people take risks, it’s that you make them want to impress you. You make it so they don’t want to let you down. You have no idea how dangerous you make people to themselves when you’re around.”
Doctor Who. New Series. Season 5. Episode 6: “The Vampires of Venice”.
A long time ago you asked me to choose between Amy in series 5 and series 7. I had an idea, but never quite got around to doing it, until I thought of re-purposing it for the favourite arc day of Celebrating New Who. Character arc, not plot, because this is Amy’s dramatic shift in opinion with regards lethal violence. (Specifically lethal: she has no problems using stun guns against the dinosaurs.)
The bit in between is series 6, where she escalates from swinging a sword around to smashing through handbots to gunning down silents and murdering the woman who hurt her terribly and was then helpless. Then afterwards reflecting on it, and changing herself.
But my favourite thing about this particular set is that the first two gifs are from episodes by Chris Chibnall, and the second two by Toby Whithouse. Which proves it, really. It’s definitely not an accident, not the product of different writers having different styles and story needs. It’s deliberate; it’s designed; it’s a choice someone other than either writer made, that Amy Pond grow and change in this particular way.