no one talk to me about this scene

ok but can we talk about their hushed voices in the alley scene???

bc they were deadass almost whispering to each other. like, that was their moment and nothing else mattered. it was just the two of them in that alley, literally, but also in the sense that there was no one else in the world that existed to them in that shared stoppage of time. everything revolved around them and it was just the two of them and their grand statements expressed through hushed murmurs and i honestly can’t sleep thinking about this. they are so in love y'all and i’m so honored to be alive at the same time as them to witness this form of love in its purest, most profound way possible

End of Interlude 5

Well, that was very interesting.

We got to know Gregor. We got to see Newter’s shallow side. We got some nice commentary on fatphobia and ableism, and on how disabilities can affect people differently (I didn’t talk about it during the scene, but it’s not lost on me that Newter is way better off despite being just as much a “monster” as Gregor). We got some fascinating theories on the Manton effect.

But most importantly, it seems, we were introduced to Ʊpsilon, a mysterious and secretive organization that’s the source of most monstrous parahumans, as well as some less monstrous ones in more recent years. Someone’s found out how to make power potions, which is huge, and they’re very much unwilling to share their secrets with the world.

Y’know, Interludes like this one really help to make the world feel like there are lots of stories going on at once. This Interlude’s focus character was chosen by poll - it could’ve easily been someone with no connection to Ʊpsilon, in which case Wildbow would presumably not introduce the concept at this point. That makes me wonder if Ʊpsilon is actually relevant to Taylor’s story, the story we follow outside the Interludes, in any way other than as backstory for parts of Faultline’s crew. Yet the concept is still part of the world now, and could spawn a lot of stories about Faultline’s crew that are completely removed from Taylor’s.

Things like this quite simply make it seem like the entire world consists of people whose stories span far beyond the narrative we’re seeing through Taylor’s eyes. It makes it feel like every character has a life, a story, a personality… that everything is real.

It also sends the fanfic potential for this setting through the roof…

Anyway, here’s Wonderwall.

See ya in Arc 6!

I keep getting hit by Sansa x Brienne feelings. 

(spoiler from the leaked episode)

I mean…

  • Both have dreams which have been shattered. 
  • Brienne hates what Littlefinger has done to Sansa. Hates it. She wants Sansa to be safe, and the amount of concern she shows for her safety is just beautiful.
  • Sansa also shows concern for Brienne’s safety. In the ‘leaked episde’- when Sansa & Brienne talk about safety- Sansa thinks the Dragonpit is safe and she’d have Jaime with her. Sansa doesn’t talk about her own situation, but Brienne’s. (I’ll expand on this when the episode airs)
  • As Sansa mentions Jaime- its kind of implied that Brienne told Sansa sometime about him. I think they are sharing stories! That excites me. 
  • Sansa accepting Brienne is just so great. They are stuck in the shivering cold, Sansa is not far away from freezing to death yet Brienne swears her service. It’s one of the best scenes in Season Six. 
  • Brienne being a Sansa stan to Jaime’s face ‘I don’t think you know many girls like her’. So good.
  • Sansa’s admiration for Brienne. At first, she’s skeptical and jaded… only to see Brienne save her life. Brienne is the ‘true knight’ that Sansa thinks and dreams about.
  • Brienne seeing Catelyn within Sansa. Her cute little smile when the Blackfish says Sansa writes like her mother warms my heart

What I’d like to see

  • Sansa not sending Brienne away. I’m not angry at Sansa, but Brienne can and wants to protect her. I think Sansa has been surrounded by people who don’t have her best interests at heart- that Sansa is kind of awkward around the notion that someone actually cares and loves her

I just love Sansa x Brienne :)

the-appalachian-mud-squid  asked:

Do you think we'll get more on Dany and Jon's scars? I really want to see her touching them and asking what happened etc.

Me too! I don’t know that we’ll have time for that this season-from what I’ve heard about what happens in episode 7 it doesn’t seem like there’s going to be a lot of dialogue in the one scene where they would talk about it. But he’s going to have to tell her at some point-she’s already brought it up a couple of times (he was going to tell her about it in 7x05 before Jorah came and ruined the moment lol) and I don’t see her letting go of it any time soon. 

So if worse comes to worst, I’m sure they’ll address it in season 8-after all, it’s a long boat ride north and they’d have plenty of time to get to know each other. I can’t see how it wouldn’t come up. But they’d better show that conversation onscreen-it’s such a big moment for not only the characters but all of us audience members as well. 

And of course it will prove to Dany what she already knows-that Jon is a good man who cares about his people just like she does :) 

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My dad was born in 1931. For the first years of his life, he lived in a small town near the Mississippi River in Illinois. While his house did have electricity, it did not have indoor plumbing. He’s lived a good long time and seen a good many things and still he’s completely engaged. While his body is giving out, his mind is still sharp. 

He called me the other day. My mother was at the casino and he was done watching the baseball game and had finished up a movie and was, I think, just a bit lonely.

He will soon turn 86. We talked about a few things.

Dad had asked for me to get one of his favorite movies from Netflix and he’d just finished it. He can never remember that it’s called Very Bad Things and he always says, “It has that blonde gal in it. You know the one.” (No I don’t.) He said that the final scene was crazier than he’d remembered. He really really wants me to watch this so that we can talk about it. I said I’d work on that—and I really need to.

We talked about his Netflix queue that I manage. He’s looking forward to the next season of The Walking Dead which is coming out soon. I told him that I wished that Bloodline would come out on DVD because he would really like it. He can’t watch Game of Thrones or Broadchurch because he can’t understand a bloody word they’re saying. I said that he could turn on closed captioning, but then we both agreed that he’d never be able to get it turned off again. I told him not to feel bad because Pete and I spend most of our time watching Broadchurch saying “What did he say? Rewind that. Is he speaking English?”

He’d just finished John Grisham’s latest and liked it. He wanted me to get the latest John Sandford Prey book. He asked if Richard North Patterson had come out with a new book. He said that it’s hard to read a book when you keep waking yourself up when your chin hits your chest. 

Dad had just read the many articles about the eclipse and said that he hadn’t realized what a big deal it was. He’d been given eclipse glasses by a realtor company and I think he kind of wanted us to drive him to St. Joe but I think it’s going to be a nightmare there. St. Joe is a small place and they’re anticipating thousands maybe hundreds of thousands of people there. I could tell that Dad thought this was a small price to pay, but then I think about my dad. He can barely walk from the car to house and I can’t see him in St. Joe. We’ll see. It’s also supposed to be cloudy. The first solar eclipse in this area in centuries and it  Might Be Cloudy. To quote our idiot president: Sad.

Talk of the eclipse naturally led to talk of the Big Bang and Einstein. Dad is a big fan of, as he calls him, Uncle Al. Dad is old enough to remember when Einstein was the living breathing rock star of the astrophysicist world. For as long as I can remember, Dad would sprinkle in anecdotes about Uncle Al along with stories about Mickey Mantle and Jackie Robinson and Johnny Unitas. When it comes to Einstein, Dad is a fan. I told him that I’d just read a book by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the closest equivalent we have to a rock star astrophysicist. I told him that I’d recently read a quote that said something like “We might not even exist. We all might just be a hologram on the edge of a black hole.” We, my dad and I, paused to think about that for just a bit. We didn’t really come to any conclusions or understanding. 

Trump is very much on my dad’s mind. He said that he’s lived through World War II and served in the Korean War. He’s still mourning the death of JFK and just shakes his head at other presidents he’s survived. He said, “I had a small hope that Trump would step up. That he would grow with the gravity of the office. Obviously that’s not going to happen. I had thought he would be relatively harmless. Obviously I couldn’t have been more wrong. I just worry about my kids and grandkids.”

We talked about Cait and her travels and my dad said what he always says, “She works harder than anyone I know.” We talked about John and my dad said what he always says, “You know, when John was little, I thought he was always going to be short, fat, and dumb.” I said what I always say, “Yeah, Dad, considering that he went to Georgetown and Harvard Law and probably weighs 150 on a heavy day, you really nailed that one.”

We talked about the Royals and he said that he was back off the bandwagon and I said that I’d gone from driving the bandwagon to trying to get out of its way as it crashed and burned. It’s almost football season and we’re firmly on the Chiefs bandwagon, at least until the first quarter of the first game ends.

He’d been to the farmer’s market and was pretty happy with the tomatoes and watermelon he’d bought. 

We talked about my upcoming trip and he said that he would probably sleep better if Caitlin and John and Pete and I and Mark and his family would just stay in one place with that place preferably being Olathe. 

He talked some more about the eclipse and we both could not believe that the totality of the eclipse is just across the state line. So close and yet so far. 

Somehow we started talking about Hemingway and I told him that Hemingway’s first wife had been going to visit him at some ski lodge in Europe. He had said, “Bring along my copy of that novel I’m working on.” She did bring it and then, before the train departed, she got off to get a drink and left the novel under her seat. When she came back on the train, the manuscript was gone. Think about that. Hemingway was not yet famous. He was still hemingway and not HEMINGWAY. He had one copy of his novel. His wife lost it. My dad and I both tried to wrap our heads around that one.

My dad was getting tired. I said, “Talk to you later Dad” all the while knowing that the laters are not going to last that much longer.

This week I had a lovely conversation with an older dyke who reminded me how much a lot of people have always hated TERFs and SWERFs. 

She was talking about the time in the 1970s and 1980s when she was a young radical dyke and how many of the awesome dykes in the radical scene were trans women. So I asked her if there was ever any problem with TERFs and SWERFs. She didn’t know those words so I described them. Her reply was (paraphrasing a longer conversation):

“Oh, you mean the political lesbians? That’s what we called them at the time, no one really considered them radical. They hated everyone. They hated bisexual women who dated men. They hated us leather dykes and kinky dykes because they thought we were ‘copying the patriarchy’, they hated trans women. None of us in the radical scene liked them. A lot of them later left and admitted that they were straight but were presured to identify as lesbians in that group because being a feminist to them meant cutting all ties with men. They were like a cult. They often lived together and if you didn’t walk the political line you were dead to them. Intense stuff. ”

And like, I know her memories don’t have global relevance and there have also been places where TERFs had a much more prominent impact on the local radical women’s community, but still, to hear how despised these TERFs have always been by these truly radical dykes cheered me up a lot. 

I’d like to point out that the nicest touch to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is that, he’s scared. And because of his age, huge scale situations scare him. He legitimately gets scared and nervous doing some things and voices out “I’m gonna die, I’m gonna die.” He knows he’s gonna die but he does it anyway because if he doesn’t do anything, other people will and it’s going to be his fault.

There’s this one scene that made me tear up because you get to truly realize that Peter Parker is just a kid. Tom Holland’s acting was so good. He’s literally the best Spider-Man.

Yuuri following Viktor around while taping and narrating like a nature show
  • Yuuri: *getting off plane in Russia, taping himself and Viktor* You guys, I realized most of you have never seen a Viktor Nikiforov in it's natural habitat, so I'm gonna start a series as I experience it.
  • Viktor: *laughing* Are you kidding me?
  • Yuuri: *dead serious* Nikiforov's apparently find things less believable when they're in Russia. *tapes Viktor laughing* and has a laugh just as beautiful.
  • Viktor: *turns bright red as he laughs and walks away from phone *
  • .
  • Yuuri: *Taping Viktor who is fussing over Yuuri's bruised feet* It seems a Viktor Nikiforov in it's homeland is far more fussy than in Japan.
  • Viktor: *looks up with a serious look* A Viktor Nikiforov doesn't care where we are, you need to take care of your beautiful feet.
  • Yuuri: *wiggling his toes* Ooooo, a Viktor Nikiforov in Russia has a /foot fetish/
  • Viktor: *shoves camera away laughing*
  • .
  • Yuuri: *taping Viktor trying to whip the smoke away from a triggered fire alarm* I'm here with a Viktor Nikiforov, this particular one has forgotten how to live in it's own territory.
  • Viktor: *looks at him, before whipping the phone* I have not! *goes back to it*
  • Yuuri: it's really quite sad to see one so far out of it's depth.
  • Viktor: *in a whine* Yuuri, come help!
  • Yuuri: *walks over to table, drags a chair underneath the alarm*
  • *gets on chair, turns off the alarm with a simple press of the button* *pans to an embarassed but smiling Viktor*
  • Viktor: You can't be serious.
  • Yuuri: *amused* Deadly
  • .
  • Yuuri: *obviously hiding behind the couch while Viktor and Yuri set up the Xbox one* This is an incredible scene, a Viktor Nikiforov and a Yuri Plisetsky struggle with their own gaming system.
  • Yuri and Viktor: *different variations of* Shut up, we've got it!
  • Yuuri: *dive rolls behind chair* it seems both have become aggressive in their confusion upon spotting me.
  • Viktor: *laughing*
  • Yuri: what the fuck is happening?
  • Yuuri: The Plisetsky is asking questions that I don't have answers for.
  • Viktor: Yes you do, don't lie!
  • Yuuri: *aggressively points camera at Viktor*/No I don't!/
  • Yuri: Why are you talking about us like you're in the wild?
  • Yuuri: I mean, isn't being around Russians akin to being in the wild?
  • Viktor: *lies on his back on the floor while he laughs*
  • Yuri: is this a thing? Like for fans?
  • Yuuri: No, they're for me, I like rewatching them.
  • Yuri:
  • Yuuri: *straight facing it like a champ*
  • Viktor: *crying*
  • Yuri: Are you okay?
  • Yuuri: *giggles in a moment of weakness* It seems the Plisetsky and Nikiforov have abandoned their task.
  • Viktor: *screams in his fit of laughter*
  • *video ends*
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Sure, the bedroom scene is #iconique, but can we talk about how Keith gives Lance the softest look ever in the middle of a f i g h t??

AUS BASED ON MY LIFE

*Some of these are embellished for the story but they all happened in some way*


- I just got on the bus and the asshole driver started going again and I fell into your lap AU

-It’s my 18th birthday soon and I’m just -praying- you give me what I really want AU

- You’re my best friend of seven years but one day you squeeze my ass when we go to hug and I accidentally moan and it kinda turned you on AU

-I like singing while I clean up at work and you come up behind me and omg this is so awkward AU

-Your older brother covers for us with your homophobic parents while we make out in the basement AU

-You see me jokingly flirt with a friend and you get irrationally jealous and drag me off to a corner somewhere and viciously make out with/ fuck me AU

- I’m showing you my new tattoos and I think it’s safe to say you really like them AU

-You’re my ex and we haven’t talked in two months since we broke up but one night you message me about how horny you are AU

-We’re just friends but everyone thinks we’re dating so we play into it and stage dramatic scenes in our “relationship” for the lolz AU

-We’re friendly exes and one day I cut my hair and that reignites your feelings for me but oh well you had your chance bye AU

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It’s interesting because Star Wars continues to evolve and George when watching that scene, he really liked it, but then he went “Uhhh, we have to take that scene out.” “Why, George?” “Because the Sith can’t become ghosts. That’s not what they do. They’re so concerned with their corporeal existence, and wealth, and power that they can’t think beyond that. They don’t think about the afterlife. That’s why they’re all afraid to die. That’s why they’re always trying to figure out how to cheat death.” […] So that scene was cut. But that’s the cool thing about The Clone Wars. It’s the last George Lucas produced Star Wars. And there’s so much you can learn about that mythology by watching that show very carefully.

The character motivations in this scene can basically be summed up as;

Jack: We need to talk about our feelings, Gabe.
Gabe: Okay let me tell you about how emotionally devastating the thought of losing you is to me, and how much it destroyed me when you almost died that one time.
JACK: Woah now lighten up, I’m trying to hook up with you.

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I want to tell a quick story about how important representation in television is, and how Sense8 is really making a tangible difference. You can repost if you like, I thought your followers might enjoy it.

My dad is a wealthy, white, conservative male who voted for Trump. He’s not a hateful person…in fact he’s one of the kindest people you’ll meet and he can talk to a random stranger for hours. But he’s extremely fiscally conservative and tends to have a narrow world view. 

He and I argue a lot. He calls me a naive liberal who has no idea how the real world works. I call him a decrepit old man who wouldn’t know innovation if it kicked him in the teeth. It’s our way of keeping each other on our toes. 

But we love to watch TV together. Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Vikings are a few of our favorites. I always held off on showing him Sense8…I honestly didn’t think he’d like it. But one day he asked me “What should we watch next?” and I though…why not?

He absolutely loved it. Yeah he thought the sex scenes were a little gratuitous, but he couldn’t stop watching. He even started talking about it to all his brothers and friends during our BBQ. I was so pumped he enjoyed it. 

But it was one scene in particular that really changed things for him: Nomi’s speech during her sister’s rehearsal dinner in episode 2x8. 

You see, my dad thought Nomi’s relationship with her Mom was unrealistic. He said “Parents love their kids unconditionally. No real mother would ever say those types of things. I mean…she’s not abusive. She’s not a drug addict or an alcoholic. And clearly no money problems at home. A real mom wouldn’t hate their kids just because.”

I was floored and didn’t know what to say at first. He had called me sheltered and naive so many times…and then he says something like that. I realize that it’s because he loves me so much (and would still love me so much even if I were trans) that he found a character like Nomi’s mom not just unrelatable, but completely unrealistic. 

But eventually I say this. 

“Dad…about half of homeless youth are LGBT. Believe it or not, this is one of the most realistic parts of the show.”

To which he replies: “Oh. Really? I…didn’t know that.”

And then a few minutes later Nomi’s says her speech and I look over and my dad is tearing up, just a little. 

“You doing alright over there?”

“Yeah…yeah I just….I’m fine. But I think I get it a little more now.”

So that’s my story. Even old white guy who voted for Trump is heartbroken about Sense8’s cancellation. That says a lot about how big a mistake Netflix is making. 


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“Your mother was a housewife! Why couldn’t you swallow your goddamn pride and just come home to her? You tell me why!”

A Guide to The Adventure Zone metaplot

So recently, I re-listened to the entirety of TAZ in prep for the ending and took notes; as we head into the finale next week, I wanted to share them! This is a comprehensive look at every plot thread, bit of foreshadowing, and yet-unresolved ideas as we head into endgame. This involves heavy spoilers through the most recent episode (66) and assumes you have already listened or read the content before.

The full is under the cut!

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its interesting watching Wonder Woman reviews on youtube 

every male reviewer I’ve watched has been like “yeah its a solid film. didn’t do anything spectacular.”

whereas every girl has been raving about it. it’s just interesting cause like…one dude was talking about how he didn’t really feel anything during the No Man’s Land scene and it just struck me bc like…obviously he didn’t feel shit because he’s seen something like it done a thousand times with male superheroes. 

like its bizarre cause i was nearly in tears during that scene, watching the soldiers get a burst of courage and follow a powerful, strong WOMAN into battle. she inspired them. that shit has pretty much NEVER been done in film before and as a woman, I thought it was breathtaking and refreshing 2 see.

so yeah. idk if that made any sense i just thought it was interesting.

honk honk its hance time
  • best friends since literal birth. since before birth. their moms were friends before they were born
    • so many embarrassing baby photos of the two of them in matching halloween costumes e.g. as woody and jessie from toy story
    • so many videos of them as little kids playing in hunk’s backyard, pretending to be explorers on a new planet
    • so many pictures of them at important events in each others’ lives (hunk at lance’s mom’s wedding, lance at hunk’s first piano recital, and of course hundreds of pictures of them at school dances, family vacations, award ceremonies)
    • also they “got married” at age 6 in lance’s bedroom and they both have photos from the wedding saved on their phones
  • hunk: [hyperfocusing] lance: [drawing hearts on post-it notes and slowly covering hunk’s back with them]
  • lance is chronically unable to not talk about hunk. doesn’t matter what he’s talking about, he will somehow relate it back to something hunk has said or done
    • pidge plays a game where she’ll bring up the most absurdly specific and obscure topic of conversation that she can think of with lance, and time how long it takes for him to start talking about hunk
      • his longest record is forty-eight seconds
  • lance: [takes hunk’s hands from behind, makes him dance]
  • both like to stim by making noise & like to copy each others’ noises
    • they will be sitting in the same room, working on separate projects, saying “bleep bleep bloop” back and forth to each other
    • they’re also the Spontaneous Harmonizing couple
  • hunk: [picks up lance when he’s in the middle of talking and just. holds]
    • lance continues talking almost as if he doesn’t notice
  • lance when hunk is being needy: ugh god hunk you’re driving me crazy, why am i even dating you hunk: ok let me just remind you that i, hunk, bore earthly witness to your real actual middle school scene phase, i was there, in the trenches, on the front lines, and i still had a crush on you so you don’t get to complain about anything i do literally ever
  • can smell each others’ meltdowns coming a fucking mile away
  • if one is ever hyperfocusing to the point that it’s sort of Bad the other will just. come over and take his hands and say “ok you’re done with this for now” and take him to get some food goo
  • lance loves when hunk lays on top of him it’s like he’s under a big ol rock and he feels safe and grounded
  • hunk when lance does something cool: [yelling] THAT’S MY HUSBAND
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