oh the subtle things

Subtle Destiel moment

I just realized this scene in “All Along the Watchtower SPN 12X23” when The Winchesters are talking about the Nephilim at the bunker, and how they were planning to get him away from Lucifer. In this exact moment, they sort start to narrate all that Cas will do till the moment he discovered for the first time “The golden crack”

The dialog come in response to the question Mary asked:
“You think Castiel is gonna go along with that?”

The expression that Cas does right directly to the camera, as soon as Dean finished to saying this words. Is like him responding to Dean:

“Watch me”

First like unconsciously responding to Dean whom is sure that he will do his will, and also is like he’s been challenged to proof how good is he in the exercise of free will and this new faith on the Nephilim.

But mostly is him getting back at his husband.

PART 4

Utena has turned into a car.

I think it is incumbent on the viewer at this point to try to unravel both why this makes sense as a gesture and why it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Point 1: It’s a magical girl transformation sequence.  Ikuhara, having worked on Sailor Moon, knows all about this stuff.  The beats of a transformation sequence are as follows: upon activation of an arcane device, a girl loses all her clothes and emerges clad in fetish gear.  The ideal transformation sequence from a commercial perspective ends up with a girl wearing an outfit which appeals as much to young girls as it does to grown men.   As has previously been established, grown men like cars – but this car is hot pink, shaped like a uterus and is trying as hard as it can to be a horse.  Or two horses.   It is a “car” in the same sense that Sailor Moon is a “high school girl”.   It has been optimized to serve all of the needs of the academy at once.

Point 2:  What we are dramatizing here is the fact that despite her avowed wish to leave the academy Utena has still been socialized in patriarchy and therefore cannot fully transcend her status as a player of the academy’s game.   When she took Anthy’s hand and led her in the general direction of “out” she was still playing prince, saving the damsel in distress.  This gesture does not work because the academy owns it.   When she attempts it, she is revealed as what the academy forces her to be: an object.  An exciting, ambiguously-gendered object, admittedly, an object which is absolutely up to date and this year’s model, but an object that is nonetheless made to please a particular audience.  As long as Utena can still be the receptacle of male fantasy – as prince or princess – the story cannot work.

Point 3: Back in the old academy Anthy’s role in the final confrontation was to get stabbed a whole lot and lie in a coffin.   Of course, something important and transformative did take place there, and the gesture that changed the academy did come from Anthy in the end; but she didn’t look cool doing it.  Utena did all of the on-screen work.   If Anthy is retelling the story here she wants to emphasize that despite all of Utena’s princely self-sacrifice the most difficult thing anyone did in that room was reach out of that coffin.  She also wants to emphasize that she’s the top.

Akio killed himself earlier because he was unable to find his “key”.  He lost it when he realized that Anthy was, if not enjoying herself, at least tacitly “consenting” to what he had been doing to her, which was, as far as he was concerned, not nearly as hot as the whole drugged princess routine. Anthy, however, already has Utena’s key. Get it?  What we are emphasizing here, in case anyone got the wrong idea from the TV-mandated chasteness of the original series, is that queer desire is actually an integral part of the revolutionary moment.  Anthy is able to go through with this because she really, sincerely wants to fuck Utena’s brains out.

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What if Adrien finds out first?

Okay everyone is so convinced he would freak out and blush and all that fluff but

But imagine if the boy actually takea advantage of it
He wants to have a little fun and teases Marinette in subtle ways
like he just drops things like “ Oh sorry Marinette didnt mean to BUG you”
“ Woah thats crazy man, as crazy as if Mari was Ladybug ”
“ Hey mari, red and black look good on you”
And he smirks and does chat stuff for her to notice
And he laughes his ass off bc Mari couldnt be more confused
That boy is the devil

What if Marinette finds out first?

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i feel that this is necessary?? because guys, slam dunk

also i’d rather do other things than write my dissertation

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I intend to save Nassau before she’s lost forever, and I cannot do that with a partner who might be more concerned about advancing his career than he is about realizing this goal. 

For whatever reason, when you and I speak with one voice we seem to be able to compel them to any end. But Nassau will not be able to maintain such a resolve. Not without you or I there to help instill it.

“Will you marry me?”

“No; y - say - you gotta say it.”

“What?”

“Say the thing.”

“What thing?!”

*subtle nod from Parker to Nate*

“Oh, the thing!”

I was doing light research on what Sophie’s real name might be (for an Amino community) and I rewatched the proposal scene in the final episode of Leverage. While doing so, I couldn’t help thinking how… oddly romantic? … it was for Parker to demand that Nate say the actual words, “Will you marry me?”

I mean, this series took all of these flawed, in some ways broken, characters and fitted them together to build a beautiful pseudo-family who all become wholesomely comfortable in their own skin and grew to accept each others’ quirks. So Nate proposing to Sophie using words that described their specific journey together - “For years you’ve had my back; now I want you on my side…” - seemed perfectly fine without him being forced to utter the actual words of a basic marriage proposal… Yet, somehow, Parker couldn’t handle him not actually stating them.

Now I know that this could simply have been (and likely was) just Parker being orderly Parker. She likes things just so, she sees things just so, she has a hard time understanding and following things that don’t fit into her worldview - despite all of her character development during the course of the series. We see how she meticulously plans a heist, how she fervently believes in things that aren’t real or ways that things should happen, and how she resists these thoughts and beliefs being tarnished or corrected by others.

But still, some part of me finds it romantic that she feels Nate owes it to Sophie to actually say those four words. Well, five, if you count her name.

EXO being gay cute, part two! because exo interactions are soooo precious *u*

guys

guys plz (i see you Jongin)

plz stop. NO.

they are looking a tao’s sexy hairy chest like “dayummmm”

omg look at baek’s face wtf man you have a gf, but you are so homo you know

kyungsoo likes tall men

ughh

lol

baek molesting the maknae -as always-

being cuties

WHAT?Xingxing the real namja what are you doing with jongin?

sehun has a thing for sniffing exo members, specially tao

man, these maknaes have a reeeally intimate relationship

this is so cute *w* you can tell chanhun relationship is them fighting or dorking with each other, but they support and love each other

these two are just toooo squishy, this is not good for my mental health 

owwww maknae and xingxing :333

tao plz close your mouth dear

sorry i just love this moment hahah

just kiss already

petition for jongin or kyungsoo to create an insta account and post selcas like these

look at kyungsoo sitting in jongin’s lap 7u7

Double jealousness(?)

kyungsoo likes sitting in men’s lap

joonma was all cute when he was with kris lol

taobaby being kissed by baek kaebsong

“hey lil mama let me whispah in ya ear~”

maknaes being subtle

OH OH!! this is some +19 thing omg whattttttt??? real namja Xingxing can you and your friend Jongin STOP??? asdasjhdadla *q*

“baozi so cute i wanna bite him”

“NO”

i don’t even know what’s going on here

sesoo is… so cute ;n;

… man really? i miss chanlu T_T

nothing to watch here, just chenchen hugging the pretty maknae

chenchen hugging the cold baozi

let’s pretend we didnt notice kaibaek holding hands 

so close their D’s were touching

jongin plz 

sehun’s sniffing thing

can’t stop laughing at suho’s face

hugging mama

cuteeee

nope, no homo

chanhun

just touching yeol’s lips

jong bros being lovely

i told you kyungsoo likes sitting in men’s lap, plus tall men

i dare you tell me this isn’t cute

Yeol likes xing’s weak point look at baek’s face at the back

chuuu~ <33

subtly touching the bae

“baozi is mine”

PART 1 PART 3 / kyungsoo ver. chanbaek ver.  suchen ver.

Framing Visual Storytelling: Is Archie a secret Blossom or the next victim?

Disclaimer/Summary: This theory includes madness from a girl with a current fever and no chores to do on a weekend. It also includes spoilers from episodes 1 to 5 of Riverdale. Is the show pointing out a secret connection between Archie and the Blossoms? Or maybe the fact that the killer could be going after Archie next? SPOILERS under the cut and speculation.

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anonymous asked:

wait what is this theory i hear of paul being in a bad mood during the first us visit??

oh man

well it’s a really subtle thing, but it’s interesting to think about. like, the first us visit was like their big moment; they finally had a number one song over here, which is what they’d been waiting for. they had officially exploded, this was a turning point in their careers, and they were living their dreams. paul even talks about how they didn’t even realize until they were on the plane to the us that they had really made it here:

There were millions of kids at the airport, which nobody had expected. We heard about it in mid-air. There were journalists on the plane, and the pilot had rang ahead and said, ‘Tell the boys there’s a big crowd waiting for them.’ We thought, 'Wow! God, we have really made it.’

which makes it seem very strange that, when you watch the first us visit documentary, paul doesn’t seem very enthusiastic. he doesn’t have nearly as much energy and excitement as the others, which is odd, since he’s usually very animated. especially with the surprise of screaming, sobbing fans waiting for them when they landed, it seems like he should have been absolutely ecstatic. and i’m not saying that he wasn’t; there plenty of pictures and videos of them getting off the plane and looking extremely happy, paul included, but i think there are definitely moments throughout the trip where he seems generally bummed out, if not irritated. 

this video isn’t the best example, but i’m having trouble finding what i’m looking for rn. but basically from the beginning to around 1:59, it’s george and ringo who are in the forefront, acting up for the camera. it seems like paul is really hanging back and keeps leaving the room, as if he doesn’t want to be filmed at all. and it’s pointed out in the video that, at the time, john was off with cyn. (that’s a reason some people think is responsible for his mood, but i’ll talk about that in a sec)

at around 6:00 when paul does the slate, he just… doesn’t seem to care. the others (before and after this moment) seem to be having fun with it. and paul is barely featured in the rest of this particular video at all, which kind of implies that he wasn’t doing anything worth filming (ie, sitting around not having fun), or that he was avoiding the camera altogether. when he does talk he seems fine, like he’s not being outright mean or anything, he just seems to lack his usual energy. 

but like i said, the theory that floats around is that he’s upset because john brought cynthia along. like i mentioned above, this was their big moment, and rather than getting to experience it as a group, it was like paul, george, and ringo, with john and cyn as an afterthought. you know what i mean? like it’s always harder to hang out with a group of friends when one friend brings their partner along, you know? it’s like they’ll spend all their time with their partner which separates them from their friends, so even tho they’re physically there, it’s like you can’t really connect with them.

so i think that’s kind of what was happening on the first us visit. you might need to watch the full documentary to get a feel for it, but if you just keep your eye on paul and pay attention to what he’s doing, he just seems bummed out, and short tempered at times. 

like, even in the hotel room from this post, i always thought it was odd and a little cold that paul would make fun of fans’ artwork like that, but in the context of him being in a general bad mood it makes sense. john and cyn obviously were off on their own, with their own room as a married couple, and that was probably hard on paul, who couldn’t experience this excitement with his best friend. the band is his and john’s baby, and maybe he felt like it wasn’t right that he couldn’t be by john’s side the whole time.

like @twinkpaul pointed out in her tags (on the post linked above), for him to simply refer to john as “the married one” seems like a subtle dig at john. like the marriage is a source of bitterness, something that’s separating them. 

i don’t think paul had any bitter feelings toward cynthia herself, in fact i think he was very fond of her and supported her marriage with john 100%, but i think the first us visit was a special time for them as a band, and it might have hurt paul’s feelings to feel separated from john at the time. 

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The last few weeks had been heaven and hell mingled together. 

Heaven was found in Florence’s arms. Once he’d worked up to actually kissing her, he couldn’t tear himself away and they spent time they should have been studying lent up against stacks of tax law in the back of the library. She had a habit of giggling against his lips and at first he’d thought she was laughing at how bad he was but she’d assured him it was just the situation they found themselves in. Tucked up in dusty aisles stealing kisses on a Sunday afternoon with a boy from a big family was not where she’d seen herself when she’d applied for the librarian job. She was having a whale of a time.

Hell came when he had to step back out through those big blue doors, do a double look around the street like he was crawling out her window, and scuttle home, a book for Polly tucked under his arm as cover and another for himself hidden in his pocket. John still took the piss, Tommy had ruffled his hair with a smirk and told him he was a good boy, like he was still a child, and the rest of them had all laughed at his expense.

He felt like blurting it out, that he wasn’t just Polly’s runner boy, that there was a pretty girl with a pretty smile waiting for him there. That she’d taught him his letters, that he could write his name and hers now. That she’d swiped a little notebook for him and wrapped a clumsy bow on it with a pen poked through. “For you to practice with”. He swiped the papers for himself, before Polly chucked them in the fire, and he had a little stack tucked under his bed. He’d copy words out of the articles and whisper the sounds to himself and then read the list back to Florence at the end of the week.

She’d tilt her head to him, nodding along, mouthing the sounds to herself as he did. When he finished she’d smile, grasp his arm, and plant a big kiss on his cheek with a giggle. She never thought he was stupid when he struggled, she was patient, and kind. And by God, was she pretty.

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The Defenders, aka, a case study in awful cinematography and editing.

word-bug  asked:

So it;s not about fic but generally about fic writing. Do you subconsciously favor a character while you're writing or you think about a prompt and think ooohh this is specifically designed for a character? And one thing more, what do you love about OMG yes and fifth dates are for tragic backstories?

I think I lean towards whichever character’s POV I think a prompt works best for. Otherwise, everything would be written from Killian’s POV because that’s the one I favor!

My favorite thing about Oh My God, Yes! is the subtle references to their living situation improving over time. And my favorite thing about Fifth Dates is just how I manipulated the OUAT family tree by making Marian and Milah sisters. It made for a very interesting story to write!

Wentworth 4x04

1. I’m in love with Allie Novak

2. Totally completely shipping Ballie

3. Doreen is getting far too whiny - pipe the fuck down

4. WHERE THE FUCK IS FRANKY?!

5. Vera is becoming one of my faves

6. Boomer…. oh Boomer…  Not very subtle with the whole trying to get pregnant thing.

7. Bea bashing Will was soul destroying. That friendship was gold.

The Sweet Hereafter

Summary: The moments after the day they first kissed. (Set during Original Song)

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The Sweet Hereafter

Kurt realizes that he has probably not spoken more than a total of six sentences since earlier this afternoon. He clicks his bedroom door closed and takes out his books. Math homework. It’s not that he’s usually a chatterbox or anything, but today, this afternoon, he feels the world whirling and twirling around him in its ordinary way and he’s just watching from the outside. Stunned and quiet.

Blaine kissed him. Before Warblers practice at about 1:45 pm this Friday afternoon, Blaine kissed him.

He opens his binder and flips to the homework questions. Picks up his pencil. 

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28 Thoughts on 7x08

If you haven’t guessed yet, I write these thoughts in real time ;) Here we go.

1. These flashforwards are not intriguing or suspenseful. The fact that Lily set a trap for Stefan but got Damon instead means absolutely nothing to me.

2. I think it’s absolutely hilarious that Enzo is in on Damon and Stefan’s plan and Caroline is … where? AND VALERIE IS THERE TOO.

3. What is WITH the show and making pancakes for breakfast now? Could it not have just been left at a Bamon thing?

4. Oh look mute Beau and his subtle facial expressions. I can’t even.

5. Julian is Klaus, I don’t care what anyone says. His demeanour is EXACTLY like Klaus’.

6. LOL at Matt asking Caroline if she wants to “cut class today” Julie, give it up. We done know that these people do not actually go to college. They would all be on academic probation by now. Stop trying to slip in some logical detail because it’s illogical to do so since it doesn’t belong in the illogical world you’ve created.

7. Matt knows Caroline is pregnant before Stefan does. Excellent.

8. Caroline is WAY too calm about being pregnant with twins who aren’t hers. “On the one hand I know how much this means to Alaric bu on the other hand, I have no idea what it means for m” ARE YOU SERIOUS? You can make her freak out and cry and go into hysterics, you can make her go through a myriad of emotions, she just found out she was pregnant through no will of her own! LIKE COME ON.

9. Oh yes let’s have Enzo stalk Lily but have him become Bonnie’s love interest for absolutely no reason at all. Also where is Bonnie? We’ve seen Stefan and Damon and Matt and Caroline and Enzo and Lily and Julian and Mary-Louise and Beau and Nora but NO BONNIE?

10. Remember when TVD had good music that went with scenes? What the fuck happened?

11. I don’t even understand why Enzo would have romantic feelings for Lily, they clearly have a maternal-son relationship. Like stop it.

12. I don’t care for Enzo at all but he looks at Lily with longing and with yearning and every time he’s looked at Bonnie (in previous episodes because SHE ISN’T HERE) it’s been with … mild curiosity and smug disinterest.

13. Teehee Stefan looks hella hot in his grey sweater and jeans. *sigh* It wouldn’t be one of my posts if I didn’t take a second to appreciate the chiselled handsomeness that is Paul Wesley.

14. When he opens the door and says “Oh, hi” to Caroline, I thought it was cute because of the way he smiled at her but it was awkward because i feels as if Caroline is not his girlfriend (despite the many times they make each character say “boyfriend” and “girlfriend”) because there’s distance there and she seems like a stranger or a crush or like they haven’t had sex and turned off their humanity together and gone through comforting each other through the death of two loved ones (Liz and Elena — even though Elena isn’t dead). Basically, it’s awkward.

15. Yeah, I am not a Damon fan or an Ian Somerhalder fan (like at all) but I give credit when credit is due and Damon looked pretty good in that red (maroon?) shirt. But Damon calling Caroline “Stefan’s distraction machine” makes me -_- for two reasons. The first being, is no one going to talk about the way Damon objectifies women? Especially Caroline who he raped (YES HE RAPED HER) 2. But when has Caroline ever distracted Stefan? They are never in the same room together. We barely see them talk. They’re keeping each other out of one another’s lives. So … what? 

16. I don’t know why Caroline needed Valerie to come to her rescue, why couldn’t Caroline have just told Stefan she needed to talk to him alone?

17. So I know there’s supposed to be a phone call this episode in which Stefan makes up for how badly he reacted to the news that Caroline is pregnant but I’m sorry, this scene where he finds out … this is not Stefan. Even if Stefan is shocked and processing and terrified and resentful or whatever else about what’s happening, his first instinct would be to ask his girlfriend if she’s OK because that’s STEFAN. He always puts other’s feelings before his own. And even if he did have to go, he would be like “I have to go” *stares at her intently* and maybe an awkward kiss on the forehead as he gets up to go, like the scene CAN be awkward and affectionate at the sam time because that would be how Stefan would react! He and Caroline weren’t even touching in this scene, they do not come across as a couple!

18. See, they’re doing a good job showing the relationship between Julian and Nora/Mary-Louise so I can see why it would be hard for THOSE TWO to betray him (if it comes to that) but Julian and Lily are ridiculous.

19. Oh! Another shot of Beau. NOT SPEAKING. And staring at Julian and Lily because he has NO OTHER LIFE. I feel like they’re showing Beau as much as they are because Bonnie is clearly not in this episode and they want to fill some sort of diversity quota. Yeah, I said it. Because TVD and The CW is hella. anti-black.

20. Damon and Lily’s talk about how he got over how he abandoned her and how he’d leave her in he prison world to rot is pretty much exactly like his conversation/dynamic with Katherine. Like I’m bored.

21. Drunk Enzo spiralling because of Lily is like drunk Damon spiralling because of Katherine AND Elena.

22. Matt to Enzo “Damon didn’t want you, Lily didn’t want you, this town never wanted you, so why are you still here?” WAY TO SHOVE IT DOWN OUR THROATS THAT ENZO AND BONNIE WILL ONLY EVER GET TOGETHER BECAUSE SHE IS HIS LAST RESORT.  I don’t know how Bonenzo fans can constantly defend this ship. It’s such a disrespectful dynamic for Bonnie. WHO ISN’T EVEN IN THIS DAMN EPISODE.

23. This is, like, the second time Enzo has been captured by “mystery commando” dudes. Also considering how much shit Matt takes, hearing how he’s useless and ineffectual … HOW HAS HE NOT SNAPPED? Enzo is standing there telling him how much he sucks and Matt has a gun in his hand. Even if the gun wouldn’t kill him, it would be interesting if you saw Matt snap and just empty his clip into Enzo’s chest because he’s tired of being ridiculed. Like give Matt some bite. Make him prove the others wrong. But JP and CD only seem to want characters to prove other characters wrong when it’s stuff like “he’s a monster with no redemption!” oh look he does redeeming things. BORING.

24. It is unbelievable how quickly everyone believes Valerie’s story. So. Unbelievable. One story and everyone is like Oh shit, Julian is a monster. That’s IT? Then Valerie could’ve done this AGES AGO.

25. I know they’re trying to forge a bond between Stefan and Lily by making her give him “motherly” advice but the shit she’s telling him to do “Tell her you love her, never forget what it must feel like for her” or whatever else, STEFAN WOULD KNOW THIS NATURALLY. That is why Stefan was an amazing boyfriend. THIS IS RIDICULOUS. He would’ve never had to have this conversation to be there for Elena. Or even Katherine.

26. So that phone call happened. I mean, it was aight. I just feel like Stefan would’ve said that the moment he found out about the twins so I just keep thinking, Do better, writers.



27. I so do not care that Lily stabbed herself and that she ends up coming back three years later or the twist that the werewolf venom tricks Damon into think it’s his mother when it’s mystery gun woman who wants Stefan.



28. Wow, this episode was just bad. Like so bad.



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