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EPISODE REVIEW - HAWAII 5-0 7.01

I needed to rewatch parts of the episode before I put down my thoughts about it all.  First off, let me just say this is a wonderful episode!  And I hope this is a sign of things to come.  I enjoyed not just the personal interactions of the characters but the overall action and plot.  Very well done.

The chapel scene.  I knew from spoilers we were getting this, what I didn’t expect was the Jack Lord bit.  I can’t imagine what the process was behind the CGI effects but I can appreciate that it must have been extremely complex. 

Having said that it, I thought it was kind of creepy, lol.  But no, what the man said was beautiful and somewhat poignant.

As for Steve…. sighs.  I feel so bad for him right now.  To see him struggling in such as way is heartbreaking.  The issue of Catherine tore at my heart.  I know I’ve seen several people up in arms about that but bear in mind what kind of person Steve is.  He will ALWAYS blame himself for people walking out on him. 

The abandonment issues are so deep and so long.  He is also very clearly struggling with that along with the PTSD he had coming into 5-0.  Now we can pack a heaping pile of depression on top of it.

And that’s what I heard.  Depression.  Loud and clear.  We all know what 5-0 has done for him but he’s not in a place to see that right now.  I can relate to this in so many ways that it almost made me cry when I heard him talk.  It’s the lack of understanding.  The questioning of “why me?” and “what did I do to deserve all this?”  It’s nothing to do with the good in his life, it’s everything to do with the bad.

Moving along…..

Chin and Sarah is just about the cutest thing I’ve seen.   How precious is she?  And he is absolutely wonderful with her.  I hope Chin decides to step up and fight for custody.  He is a great father waiting to happen!

The wheelchair race was hilarious!  And Kono called Steve SuperSEAL!  I loved it.  And she bet on her boss but Danny won out.  I was cracking up at the end as she handed Lou the $10. 

The cargument.  I mean, I saw it ahead of time, no surprise there.  I did find it funny that Steve did get out of the car and tell Danny to drive.  That action tells me he does at least hear what Danny is saying.  And it’s registering on some level, even if it’s nothing more than wanting Danny off his back.

At that point in the episode, it’s clear Steve is still not ready to fully admit what’s happened to him.  That also means he’s not ready to acknowledge what Danny did for him  Because to admit that will shatter his belief that he’s not as strong as he thinks he needs himself to be. 

Chin driving the Camaro?  Priceless!  I loved that bit!  And Danny is relegated to the backseat, lol!

The entire story line of the creepy serial killer is wonderful.  From the way they find the body in the beginning all the way through the foot chase.  And what a chase!  I was tired just watching it.  That guy was more like a monkey than a human. I hope this story line had lots of twists and turns as it evolves.

The new Governor, I liked her a lot.  She’s tough but she has shown that she appreciates the team and knows what an asset they are. 

Chin and Kono’s little discussion was cute and her wanting to be “Auntie Kono”.  I sort of pouted because she’s already “Auntie” to Grace and I would assume Charlie.  And what about Lou’s kids?  But I get it, I mean that’s blood family there.  I was surprised Chin didn’t ask Kono the same since Adam is being released soon.

The big talk with Danny and Steve.  I mean, wow.  It was more than I expected.  The fact that Steve actually said what he did was huge to me.  And I don’t just mean the “I Love You” bit.  I mean all of it, all the way to the “Thank You”. 

It’s a huge step in the right direction for him.  It acknowledge his love for his friend (however you view it) but also expressed his frustration at being coddled.  We all know Steve doesn’t handle that well.  The Thank You could have been interpreted to mean several things.  Thanks for the liver, for the friendship, for the love?  All of it?  Who knows.  But I was glad they at least sort of pow wowed about it all.

Danny calling out to Steve to stop chasing the man and not jump was much appreciated.  I would like to think Steve wouldn’t have made that jump to begin with but who knows. 

The little Ohana scene at the end was lovely and between Steve’s hurting himself and then almost jumping to what would have been his own death was obviously enough to make him step back.  Finally! 

Saying he was taking some time off and resting.  Perfect! And the smiles he exchanged with Danny was perfect!  I loved how the guys teased and Kono said they were in love again.  Awwwww. 

When Steve arrived home, I think he clutched his chest as a combination of pain and fear.  To know someone has been in his home has got to freak him out.  And another chess piece to lead us along…..

Random thoughts:

Eric!  Yes Eric!  I am so happy to see him again!

Abby being a part of HPD instead of 5-0 is well played.  And I was a bit surprised she wasn’t at Chin’s house in the morning scenes with Sarah.  I thought they were living together but maybe Abby was supposed to be on duty. 

No to this new Medical Examiner. No. Just NO!!!!  I wanted Mindy back!  *cries*  And if we can’t have Mindy then I want Max back, ASAP.   When is he due to be back again?

Again about the chapel scene…. surely there is a pun there.  I mean it was Jack LORD in the chapel that spoke to Steve.  Get it?  Lord?  Ah, whatever :)

Live Drunk Rewrite Pt. II

Harry stood up, finally noticing there was a homicidal overlord waiting outside the castle and deciding that laying facedown on the carpet was fucking unproductive. 

“About time,” said the snooty portraits. “Death and destruction, you little fuck!”

He stood, his hard leaping against his ribs, striding like a ghost through the empty castle. The portrait people had already bailed - “fuck all y’all, I’m out” - and the whole place was eerily still, as it everyone was dead, which they kind of were; which, again - bummer.

Harry pulled on the invisibility cloak and descended the floors, and then Neville nearly walked into him. And then of course Oliver Wood did some extremely heroic shit in order to conveniently give Neville an oddly poignant moment for invisible Harry to swoop in and take over Dumbledore’s job of passing on blind tasks without explanation.

“Neville,” Harry said, scaring the little green-thumbed fuck completely shitless, as invisible people are wont to do.

“Blimey, Harry - ”

“Oh, fuck off,” Harry said instantly, before remembering he needed to do something. “Sorry, what was I saying?”

“You were telling me to fuck off?” Neville said nervously.

“I was, but I was a bit hasty,” Harry admitted regretfully. “It was more of a ‘fuck off, but also,’ if you know what I mean.”

“I don’t,” Neville said apologetically.

“I can’t right now,” Harry replied, throwing his hands up in exasperation and rubbing his temple in exhaustion. “I just fucking can’t.”

“Where are you going, alone?” Neville said suspiciously.

“Okay,” Harry began, “for one thing, don’t fucking take that suspicious tone with me. And for another, it’s all part of the plan,” Harry added, wiggling his eyebrows suggestively.

“Are you hitting on me?” Neville asked, frowning.

“What the- what? No!” Harry exclaimed, disgusted. “I’m indicating intrigue.” He pointed to his eyebrows. “Can’t you tell?”

“I -”

“Of course you fucking can’t,” Harry said, knowing very few things in life, but one of them being that he was a hell of a lot sharper than Neville fucking Longbottom.

LONGBOTTOM. JUST MARINATE ON THAT.

“Harry!” Neville looked suddenly scared. “You’re not thinking of handing yourself over?”

Harry, newly an accomplished liar, scoffed his UNUTTERABLE DISBELIEF. “No,” he lied. “But uh, I need you to stab a snake. No reason. Super chill.”

anonymous asked:

you know what's so poignant about most of the non-lgbt portion of the ace community on tumblr?? they literally can't, like... recognize homphobia, lesbophobia, or transphobia, and rather than take LGBT people seriously they brush us off when we point it out. they say "binch where??" meanwhile we're DESPERATELY pointing it out, but they ignore every bit of evidence. like ofc you're not gonna fucking see any of that shit if u refuse to listen to lgbt people and take us seriously

Like it’s right here in front of you!!!! You don’t have to look far!!!!!

‘You’ll get through this’…that’s what people say, don’t they? They said that to me and it really pissed me off. What exactly does it mean, 'to get through this’? For what? What’s on the other side? I didn’t wanna get through it. I wanted to die in it. And then my mom, she said that grief is like a suitcase that sits at the bottom of your bed. And no matter what, without fail, you have to pick it up every day, take it with you. Some days it will be filled with rocks and you won’t think you can carry it. And then other days…light as a feather. That, she said, is 'getting through it’.
—  Claire Bennigan (The Whispers)

Twenty two years have passed since the defeat of Pitch, and Jack lives alone, touch-starved, with only the company of a solitary Nightmare. One evening the Man in the Moon sets him on a path that will lead him to unexpected relationships, draw the attention of the Guardians to a new coalition of villains, and challenge Jack’s every notion of what it is to be good, evil, and what it is to live in the shadows. 

so my friend told me to read this fic by @not-poignant and i was bored so i did and it turned out to be hella amazing so here’s a badly made trailer for it that’ll i’ll just leave here

Jack Frost - Guardian, Frost Sprite, Almost Fae, Little Shit

Just finished reading Shadows and Light and couldn’t get the image of this out of my head. It’s influence by The Wild Hunt scene and Jack chasing the White Stag. He felt so wild in that moment, and I think if he leaned a bit more towards being a fae, his appearance might be influenced by the stag itself.

Thank you to not-poignant​ for writing this amazing series, if anyone who sees this ships PitchBlack/JackFrost or would be willing to give it a chance I highly encourage you to give this work a read, you won’t be disappointed.

Space horns are cool, not easy to paint though.

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