on the horns of a dilemma

You wake up with two small lumps on your back, just around your shoulder blades. Your friend has a similar dilemma, however, theirs are on their forehead, and look like zits. Small horns protrude from theirs, while feathers come from yours.

Within a month, you have large, white, dove wings, while your friend has long, curly horns. Turns out, you’re an angel, they’re a demon, and you’re supposed to fight. But you both’d rather just go see a movie.


He’s displaying every micro-expression tell in the book. 80% of how we communicate with one another is nonverbal.

Disney Villain Sentence Starters

Evil Queen

“Silence! You know the penalty if you fail.”
“I’ll share a secret with you. This is no ordinary ____, it’s a magic wishing ____.”
“One bite, and all your dreams will come true.”
“Now, make a wish, and take a bite.”
“I’ll fix ya! I’ll crush your bones!”
“All alone, my pet?”


“There! This will be your home - where I can find you always!”
“You will make lots of money… For me!”
“QUIET! Shut up before I *knock* you silly!”

Lady Tremaine

“Well, I see no reason why you can’t go… if you get all your work done.”
“Get up. Quick, this instant! We haven’t a moment to lose!”
“You clumsy little fool!”
“Oh. Well, don’t just stand there. Bring up the breakfast trays at once, and hurry!”
“Hold your tongue! Now, it seems we have time on our hands.”
“Wouldn’t you prefer to eat when all the work is done?” 
“What on earth have you’ve been doing?”
“It would be an insult to take you to the palace dressed in these old rags.”
“I forbid you to do this!”
“How charming, how perfectly charming.”
“Why? Because YOU are *young*, and *innocent*, and *good*, and I…”
“And so, I lived unhappily ever after.”

Queen of Hearts/Red Queen

“I warn you, child… if I lose my temper, you lose your head! Understand?”
“Your way? All ways here are my ways!”
Curtsy while you’re thinking. It saves time.”
“How would you like to have your head hacked off?”
“Never mind him/her. (S)he’s mad.”
“It is far better to be feared than loved.”

Captain Hook

“Thank you, me dear, you’ve been most helpful.”
“So passes on a worthy opponent.”
“Good, then let’s have at it!”
“And that’s why I asked you over, my dear.”
“A jealous female can be tricked into anything.”
“Oh, a little persuasion might be in order.”


“Why so melancholy? A wondrous future lies before you - you, the destined hero(ine) of a charming fairy tale come true.”
“Oh, they’re hopeless. A disgrace to the forces of evil.”
“Touch the spindle. Touch it I say!”
“You poor, simple fools. Thinking you could defeat me.
Well, here’s your precious *(prince)ss*!”
“Are you sure you searched everywhere?”
“I must say, I really felt quite distressed at not receiving an invitation.”
“Oh dear! What an awkward situation.”
“This curse will last till the end of time! No power on ____ can change it!”
“I like you begging. Do it again.”

Cruella DeVil

“You can’t possibly afford to keep them. You can scarcely afford to feed yourselves.”
“Come now, I’m being more than generous.”
“Do as you like with them! Drown them!”
“But I warn you, ____, we’re through. I’m through with all of you! I’ll get even. Just wait.”
“I’ve got no time to argue. I tell you, it’s got to be done tonight!”
So they thought they could outwit ____?”
“What kind of sycophant are you?”
“We lose more women to marriage than war, famine, and disease.”
“Darling, red isn’t your color.”
“Be sure to let me know when the blessed event occurs.”
“My faith in your limited intelligence is momentarily restored.”

Madame Mim

“Now, first of all, if you don’t mind, I’ll make the rules.”
“Sounds like someone’s sick. How lovely.”
“So, my boy/girl, I’m afraid I’ll have to destroy you.”
“Yeah, I-I’ll give you a sporting chance. I’m mad about games, you know.”
“And (s)he must see something good in you.”

Shere Khan

“I can’t be bothered with that, I have no time for that nonesense.”
“Perhaps. But at the moment I’m searching for a ____.”
“Why should you run? Is it possible that you don’t know who I am?
Precisely. And you should know that everyone runs from ____.”
“Ah, you have spirit for one so small.”
“Now, I’m going to close my eyes and count to ten. It makes the chase more interesting… for me.” 
“Does my face not remind you of what grown man can do?”
“All I ask for is one thing and you denied me. Well that ends now.” 


“You’re going to ____ if it’s the last thing I do.”

Sheriff of Nottingham

Now, take it easy, ____, I’m just doing my duty.
Listen, ____, you’re mighty preachy and you’re gonna preach your neck right into a hangman’s noose.

Prince John

“____, with you around, who needs a court jester?”
“You’re never around when I need you!”
“I told you never to mention ____’s name!”
“Get out of that if you can.”
“I sentence you to sudden, instant, and even immediate death!”
“My dear, emotional lady, why should I?”
“Young love, your pleads have not fallen upon a heart of stone. But traitors must die!”
“This crown gives me a feeling of power! Power! Forgive me a cruel chuckle. Heh-heh-heh. Power.”
“Stop sniveling and hold still.”

Madame Medusa

“You must gain their confidence… make them like you.”
“Now, I’m going to let bygones be bygones. Do you know what would make Auntie/Uncle ____ very happy?”
“Of course, you have. But we must try harder, mustn’t we?”
“Adopted? What makes you think anyone would want a homely little girl/boy like you?”
“Not until you get the diamond!”

Amos Slad

“Watch it, that thing’s loaded.”
“____, get back in there before I break your other leg.”

The Horned King

“You’ve interfered for the last time!”
“Perhaps it would interest you to see what fate has in store for you.”


“Oh, my dear ____. I’m afraid that you’ve gone and upset me. You know what happens when someone upsets me.”
“You don’t know what a delightful dilemma it was, trying to decide on the most appropriate method for your demise.”
“Oh, I had so many ingenious ideas I didn’t know which to choose. So I decided to use them all.”
“You should have chosen your friends more carefully.”
“All will bow before me!”


“Three sunrises. Three sunsets. Three days, ____.”
“So, ____. Did we bring something green and wrinkly to make ____ happy?”
“If you don’t have my money…”
“Now, I lent you some money, and I don’t see it. Do you know what happens when I don’t see my money, ____?”


“So much for true love!”
“My dear, sweet child. That’s what I do. It’s what I live for, to help unfortunate ___, like yourself, poor souls with no one else to turn to.”
“It’s she who holds her tongue who gets her man.”
“Oh, and there is one more thing. We haven’t discussed the subject of payment. You can’t get something for nothing, you know.”


“It’s not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting *ideas*, and *thinking*…”
“How can you read this? There’s no pictures!”
“This is the day your dreams come true.”
“Say you’ll marry me.”
“If I didn’t know better, I’d think you had *feelings* for this monster.”
“It’s over, ____! ____ is mine!”


“You will order ____ to marry me.”
“____ *will* marry me!”
“You’re speechless, I see. A fine quality in a wife.”
“I am your master now!
“Trust me, my friend. You’ll get what’s coming to you.”


“Life’s not fair, is it?”
“And you… shall never see the light of another day.”
“Ahh, so you haven’t told them your little secret.”
“Oh, no, ____. Perhaps *you* shouldn’t turn your back on *me*.”
“Well, I suppose you’d have found out sooner or later, you being so clever and all.”
“And remember… it’s our little secret.”
“Oooh… I quiver with *fear*…”
“I’m *surrounded* by idiots.”
“Run. Run away, and never return.”

Governor Ratcliffe

“I’ll have your head for this!”
“How dare you!”
“Well, I’ll just have to take it/you by force then, won’t I?”
“This is my land!”
“I make the laws here!”
“That’s what guns are for.”
“A mans not a man unless he knows how to shoot.”


“How dare you defy me!”
“Mark my words, —, you will pay for this insolence.”
“Look at that disgusting display.”
“I know you helped him/her escape.”
“You idiot! That wasn’t kindness, it was cunning!”
“Dear boy/girl, whomever are you talking to?”
“I think… you’re hiding something.”
“I’ll find her/him. I’ll find her/him if I burn down all of ____!”
“And this my thanks for taking you in and raising you as my son/daughter?”
“These people are traitors, and must be made examples of.”
“I can save you from the flames of this world, and the next. Choose me, or the fire.”
“You’ve chosen a magnificent prison, but it is a prison nonetheless. Set one foot outside, and you’re mine.”
“You don’t know what it’s like out there. I do. I do.”


“So you took care of him, huh? “Dead as a doornail.” Weren’t those your *exact* words?”
“Okay, fine, fine. I’m cool. I’m fine.”
“I need somebody who can… handle him/her as a (wo)man.”
“Well, you know, that’s good because that’s what got you into this jam in the first place, isn’t it?”
“You sold your soul to me to save your boyfriend/girlfriend’s life. And how does this creep/bitch thank you? By running off with some babe.”
“(S)he hurt you real bad, didn’t (s)he, ___? Huh?”
“We dance, we kiss, we schmooze, we carry on, we go home happy. What do you say? Come on.”
“____, ____, ____, my sweet deluded little minion. Aren’t we forgetting one teensy-weensy, but ever so crucial little, tiny detail? I own you!”
“____, listen. Do you hear that sound? It’s the sound of your freedom, fluttering away, *forever*!”
“I can’t believe you’re getting all worked up over some “guy/chick.””
“Now you now how it feels to be like everyone else. Isn’t it just peachy?”
“____, my little flower, my little bird, my little *nut*-____. What exactly happened here?”


“I tire of your arrogance, ____. Bow to me!”
“Looks like you’re all out of ideas.”
“You took away my victory!”


“Go ahead. Shoot me. Be a (wo)man.”
“Why? For 300 pounds sterling a head.” 
“Actually, I have you to thank, old boy/girl. Couldn’t have done it without you.”


“Excellent. A few drops in his/her drink, and then I’ll propose a toast, and (s)he will be dead before dessert.”
“Just think of it as you’re being let go, that your life’s going in a different direction, that your body’s part of a permanent outplacement.”
“I know. It’s called a “cruel irony”, like my dependence on you.”
“It is no concern of mine whether or not your family has… what was it again?”
“Take him/her out of town and finish the job now!”
“Why do we even *have* that lever?”
“____! Why did I think you could do this? This one simple thing! It’s like I’m talking to a monkey.”
“Fired? W-W-What do you mean, “fired”?”
“Why, I practically raised him/her.”
“That is the last time we take directions from a ____.”
“This had better be good!”
“_____ is dead, right? Tell me ____’s dead. I need to hear these words.”

Commander Rourke

“What’s to know? It’s big, it’s shiny, it’s gonna make us all rich.”
“It’s called natural selection. We’re just helping it along.”
“Looks like all our chances for survival rest with you, ____.”
“Well, as usual, diplomacy has failed us. Now, I’m going to count to ten, and you’re going to tell me where the crystal is. One, two, nine…”
“I love it when I win.”
“I consider myself an even tempered (wo)man. It takes a lot to get under my skin, but congratulations, you just won the solid-gold kewpie doll.”


“____ should learn to mind their own business.”
“Maybe your ears don’t work so well.”
“The girl was sniffing about.”
“It’s that boy/girl. Methinks you have a soft spot for him/her.”
“I say we kill ‘em all now.”

Oogie Boogie Man

“Well well well. What have we here?”
“So you’re the one everybody’s talking about?”
“It’s much more fun, I must confess, with lives on the line.”

Dr. Facilier 

“Gotta hand it to you, ____. When you dream, you dream big.”
“Don’t you disrespect me, little man/lady!” 
“You’re in my world now, not your world.”
“Y'all should have taken my deal.”

Mother Gothel

“Look in that mirror. I see a strong, confident, beautiful/handsome young lady/man. Oh look, you’re here too.”
“I distinctly remember, your birthday was last year.”
“YOU are not leaving this tower! EVER!”
“Great. Now I’M the bad guy.”
“____, please, stop with the mumbling. You know how I feel about the mumbling. Blah blah blah blah blah, it’s very annoying!”
“Dear, this whole romance that you’ve invented just proves you’re too naive to be here.”
“Why would (s)he like you? Come on now, really. Look at you! You think that (s)he’s impressed?”
“Please speak up, ____. You know how I hate the mumbling…”
“Oh, ____, do you even hear yourself? Why would you ask such a ridiculous question?”
“Everything I did was to protect YOU.”
“Where will you go? (S)he won’t be there for you.”
“Now, now, it’s all right. Listen to me. All of this is as it should be.”
“You want me to be the bad guy? Fine. Now I’m the bad guy.”
“The world is dark and selfish and cruel. If it finds even the slightest ray of sunshine, it destroys it!”

King Candy

“Sad as it is, ____ can not be allowed to ____.”
“I’m not against her/him! I’m trying to *protect* her/him!” 
“Welcome to the boss level!”

Prince Hans

“Can I say something crazy? Will you marry me?”
“Oh, ____. If only there was someone out there who loved you.”
“I, on the other hand, am the hero who’s going to save ____ from destruction.”


“It’s still my word against yours.”
“It really is too bad, I… I did like you!”
“I framed ____; I can frame you too!”


Devilish by |  s l y t h e r i n d o l l 

And when her halo broke, she carved the two halves into horns.

Draco Malfoy finds Hermione Granger in a compromising position…with his best friend. Like the loss of a blindfold, he’s suddenly forced to see her in an entirely new light and it’s affecting him in more ways than one. He is reluctantly forced to admit to himself that he wants her. The dilemma; Blaise Zabini knows a good thing when he sees it and he’s not giving her up. The solution; who said anything about giving her up?


Jimin Scenario: Turn on the Light.

Request:  I was wondering if you could do an Angst scenario where Jimin or Hoseok noticed you have been self harming yourself recently?

Genre: Angst / Romance

Warnings: Referenced self-harm, mentions of blood and depression.

You stared at Jimin lost in your thoughts, your eyes following the hypnotizing movement of his lips while he talked about something you weren’t hearing anymore, his eyes were on the TV screen, focusing in a show that you were supposed to watch together but that now only he was watching. You tugged down your sleeves out of instinct even if they were already longer than needed.

You’d chosen to wear that big sweater on purpose, and while Jimin said you looked cute and lovely with it arriving at the middle of your hands, deep down you knew that had a reason to be.

Jimin laughed softly, a melodic sound that you learned to love. You had been wondering why him out of all people? Why was so important to hide from him what you’d been doing when it was Jimin one of the few things if not the only one keeping your head above the water? And upon seeing him laugh, you understood. You cherished him way too much. Your boyfriend had a smile that shouldn’t be tainted with anything and you felt like coming out on him about the inner turmoil you were experiencing was going to do exactly that. You were in the horns of a dilemma and the more you thought about it, the more it hurt.

-Are you alright Y/N? – Jimin suddenly asked and you snapped out of your thoughts, his eyes were now scanning you curiously, noticing how you seemed to be far away and how your eyes were slightly glazed now.

You nodded, not trusting your voice and Jimin simply opened his arms for you. Moving on the couch you tucked your body against his side, resting your head on his shoulder. Jimin placed a kiss on top of your head and you held back the tears that were threatening to fall from your eyes. You didn’t want to worry him, to be another one of those things that would drain him and steal that serene happiness from him so you kept quiet about everything, about the aching in your heart, about the increasing void in the middle of your chest and about the light but not quite faded stinging on your wrists.

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Unfaithful : Part Twenty

Summary :
In the Pre-apocalypse , you went to your aunt Lucille’s house in Virginia to spend the summer there, but you fell in love with her husband Negan .

**drama - romance - angst- smut - betrayal**

Pairing : Negan x Female Reader OC.

Dedicated to @negansmainwife











@ali-pennell @myheart4ever47



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Warnings : language - angst.


This fic is about betrayal or adultery, call it what you want, please if you feel triggered about such thing don’t read. If not , you can be wether team y/n or team Lucille. LOL

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The wedding was only few days away, despite the fact that Lucille was sick and her condition worsened everyday, but she seemed really thrilled about helping you to prepare for the wedding. You pretended to be enthusiastic about the whole thing, you had no idea why you don’t just withdraw but it seemed too difficult regarding the fact that you’re pregnant and your baby would definitely need a father , Jack would be the perfect one, he’s comitted, he’s good, he’s financially stable and he’s in love with you. What more could you ask? You thought or better yet ,that’s how you tried to convince yourself. There’s no way in hell Negan knows about his baby. You were technically on the horns of a dilemma and you didn’t have much of a choice.
Negan in the other hand was lost and miserable, watching his wife Lucille dying , partially because of him and also watching you, the girl he loves, preparing for your wedding to another man .

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so yeah my fav show ever aint gettin the rep it deserves pLS

edit: i forgot that slide there. the first one in the text. it’s supposed to be fourth. im a lil silly rn.

anonymous asked:

So, my question is: we saw Erwin giving up his dream, and in this manga many "dreams" seem to end up unfulfilled, so i was thinking, what if Levi will end up doing the same because of his own will? Do you think Yams will make him choose again between being a hero (humanity) and Erwin?

You’re thinking along exactly the same lines as me Anon.  I’ve had a nasty suspicion for some time now that Levi is not going to be able to fulfil his dream - in this case his vow to Erwin to take down the Beast Titan.  So far, none of the characters have been able to fulfil their dreams; most recently Erwin didn’t get to see the basement and discover the truth of the world, and poor Berthold never got to go home. As this post on @ningen-suki‘s blog makes clear, there’s a whole string of unfulfilled dreams running through the manga, and I suspect that Levi will be no exception to the rule. 

It’s interesting to speculate what might stop Levi from fulfilling his vow.  Will it be circumstances beyond his control? Will it be another missed chance?  Or will it be an active choice on Levi’s part?

Choice and sacrifice are two of the most powerful themes in the manga so, like you, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Levi is forced to make yet another choice. He’s already chosen Erwin over Humanity once, will he do so again? Or is he really addicted to being a hero like Kenny said?  And how long can I keep asking questions before you realise I haven’t a clue what I’m talking about? 

I’m really torn as to whether Levi would choose Humanity / Being a Hero over his vow to Erwin. But I couldn’t help noticing that when Levi thinks back to his vow on the rooftop in Shiganshina, it’s not just Erwin he sees, it’s Kenny too.  He’s already caught on the horns of this dilemma. 

I firmly believe that Levi’s loyalty has always been to Erwin first and foremost and I’m not convinced that his death has done anything to change that. However I’m sure Erwin would have wanted Levi to put Humanity first, and I’m also sure that Levi is well aware of that.  Poor smol, it’s a case of damned if you do, damned if you don’t. 

I just hope that however this god forsaken manga ends, Levi will get his chance to rest with Erwin on a beach in Hawaii.  He’s earned it. 

Ways to arrive

Early; ridiculously; in a palanquin; fabulously; gimungously; upon the shoulders of giants; perched upon the gilded horns of a tame dilemma; at the head of an army; when you are least looked for; with a pen and a complaint; winched from the heavens by angelic stagehands; in sunglasses, under the shadow of a storm; by jumping out of a cake; with biscuits; with guns; with a map; via the longest possible feasible route; still blinking from the unexpected speed of the journey; by falling off an eagle; by falling off a log; in leather; innocently; under cover of darkness; in the nick of time; on skis; late (temporally); late (deceased).

The Maid : Part 10

Summary : Lucy was a 24 years old lone survivor, in her path of survival and escaping death , she stumbled across The Saviors who took her to The Sanctuary, where she found shelter and food. But what she didn’t know was that the girl who always hated and bullied her at school, is one of Negan’s wives (Frankie ) and is about to turn her life into a living hell all over again!

Pairings : Negan x Lucy

Type : slowburn

Warnings : language

Dedicated to @negansmainwife


That night ,Lucy sat in her room crying, after she made sure to lock the door so nobody would disturb her. She lost faith at that moment and she always gets angry with her maker when something bad happens to her. But this was the worst of all worse things. As if her life wasn’t meant to be on the right path. She kept losing people who where close to her, who loved her and sincerely cared about her.

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Week 7: Eve and the LiTs

The dynamic between Eve and each of the LiTs are unique in their own ways, but they all have a similarity: Eve gained the title Mama Baird for a reason.

Eve and Ezekiel have the most obvious mother/son relationship of the three for sure. Eve is a big part of Ezekiel’s slow change from who he was in “And the Crown of King Arthur” to who he became by “And the Wrath of Chaos.” She gave him what he hadn’t had for a long time, possibly ever: trust and love. There’s no reason Ezekiel in his early season 1 mentality would have stuck around, yet he’s still there, and quite different at that. Eve and Cassandra never dismiss Ezekiel as a thief like the others, they treat him as an equal and respect his abilities. Sure, Ezekiel had respect before, but it was like Flynn, people who went wide eyed at his name and thought he was a menace to priceless art and jewels everywhere. The only outsider who mostly respects Ezekiel for his skill is Sterling Lam, and even then scoffs at him a bit for becoming a Librarian.

Eve didn’t push Ezekiel to be better in his thievery, she pushed him to be better inside, because she knew he could. Ezekiel betters himself (whether he realized it or not) because he wanted her approval, because Eve didn’t base his value off his past endeavors like everyone else. She gave him the unconditional love that a parent should have for their child, and it’s evident that she cares for his well-being in “And the Point of Salvation,” the pain on her face when she learns he’s been dying a lot and he lets her tell the war story again because “I like the way you look at me when you tell it.”

Eve also became a parental figure for Cassandra. We know Cassandra’s parents were very cold and distant, probably shaming her for being a synesthete based off how she tries to belittle her gift in the first few episodes. Eve instead sees her as brilliant, and kind of goes a bit overboard in protecting Cassandra for a bit which escalated in "And the Heart of Darkness.” The two realized that Eve was doing what she thought was right in delegating tasks (because Cassandra would be better with a terrified girl than gruff Stone or kind of clueless to comfort Ezekiel), which the girl told her in the car. If Cassandra had fought Eve more, I don’t think Cassandra would have defeated the girl in the end either, or as quickly anyway. I think Cassandra realized she’s valuable wherever she is and doesn’t need to compare herself to Stone or Ezekiel either.

We get to see more of the Eve/Cassandra dynamic when Cassandra’s back in action with her enhanced gift. Eve is gentle but firm in helping Cassandra realize her gift is controllable and she has the ability to do so, to overcome no matter how hard it seems, like she had before. I don’t think anyone else would be like that with Cassandra, maybe Stone a bit towards her gift since he was grounding her at first, but no one could do it like Eve.

Stone and Eve seem to have the most colleague like relationship, probably due to similar age. Stone seems to be a bit intimidated by her at first, which arguably I understand with him coming from some podunk town in Oklahoma where someone like Eve would be fairly rare. Even though he’s studied, he still has some conventional thoughts he has to get rid of, which he apparently was still doing into season 3 in “And the Rise of Chaos” when he’s sparring with Eve and about makes the comment about being beaten up by a girl.

Like the others, Eve shows him unconditional love for his abilities, something he never had because he hid himself. Again, growing up in Oklahoma I understand why Stone felt the need to hide himself…people out here tend to be conservative Christians and if you’re different from everyone else in any way, you’re very likely an outcast wherever you live. Hiding yourself for 20+ years (he says 20 in the end of “And the Horns of a Dilemma,” but I bet he realized his interests earlier in school) is a hard thing to change, and I know the relief I felt when I got to uni, being around like-minded individuals, was comparable to Stone’s relaxing his guard at the Library. Eve replaces the love he never got from his father, accepting him as he is and helping him improve.

By her NATO training and her nature, Eve constantly assesses her team and surroundings. I know she saw fighting potential in Stone, and I have a feeling she was a major driving force for Stone to go to Shangri-La, though I doubt she had to push him to go very hard. Him having that skill both reassures Eve that Stone can protect them if needed, and Stone gets a bit of authority and intimidation factor that I think he thought he lost when he gave up his gruff Oklahoman shell to be himself. Stone was by no means a weak person to any of the Librarians or Eve, but to himself, to the culture he lived in before, a man needed to be able to defend himself and those in his care, and bar brawling ability was not enough anymore. I think Eve made Stone become more adaptable, though part of that was also the nature of working at the Library. Her more level-headed, assess the situation then deal with it nature rubbed off on him, and I’m glad it did because hot-headed brawler Stone would’ve gotten himself killed.

Eve has been a major growth force in all the LiTs. She’s aptly earned the title Mama Baird because she essentially filled that void for Ezekiel, Cassandra, and Stone. She showed Ezekiel it was okay to care for people. She showed Cassandra that she really could do anything if she put her mind to it, that she could make a difference anywhere. For Stone, she became someone who constantly challenged his hometown culture, reminded him to be himself and not the good ol’ country boy he posed as. The LiTs have been a positive influence on her as well. They became her family, people who loved her and cared about her wellbeing as she did for them. The dynamic of Eve and the LiTs is the core of the show, and a strong one at that.

The Librarians

Okay hear me out. This show is gold, and everyone should go check out the first episode. It has phenomenal characters, fun plots, intelligent (and often funny) dialogue. It reminds me of Doctor Who, Stargate SG-1, Indiana Jones, Warehouse 13, and some little sprinklings of Supernatural to keep me wanting more.

There are 3 movie prequels which are not required at all to understand the show. I watched the movies a long time ago, but I don’t really remember them and I had no trouble at all understanding the show. I should probably watch them again though, if only to see more Flynn Carsen.

Let me talk about these characters for a sec. (Also let me just say, HALF the cast is female.) Each of them is very well thought out, and well acted. They each have very different personalities. Yet somehow, they are already like a (very strange) family. (None of the gifs are mine, all due credit to the makers.) Beware; spoilers ahead for the first episode, and possibly a few minor spoilers (to do with characterization) through episode 5.

Flynn Carsen, the Librarian:

“The Librarians are the guardians of powerful and magical relics, having been for centuries, and often undertake globe-spanning adventures to recover items and store them in the Library.” (Wikipedia)

Flynn Carsen is the latest in a very long line of Librarians. He was given the position over a decade ago, upon the previous Librarian’s death - there is only ever one Librarian at a time, chosen by the library itself. He’s the most lovable, quirky, insanely smart guy. He’s been alone a long time, but it hasn’t made him any less kind and caring. His job as the Librarian is his life. He saves people, travels, and seeks out magical items and new knowledge, and he loves it. Now, for the first time in over ten years, he’s finally letting other people into his life.

When the library is lost, he makes it his mission to find it - and deal with the more “apocalyptic situations” - leaving his Guardian with his Librarians-in-Training (LiTs) to save the world every week. While he’s unable to be with his Guardian and LiTs most of the time, it’s a joy when he is around. When he’s not around, his absence is felt by the whole group - especially Eve Baird, his Guardian and love interest.

Played by Noah Wyle (also an Executive Producer for the show), he is a recurring character - who should totally be brought in full time oh my LORD he’s so great!

Eve Baird, the Guardian:

Formerly a NATO agent, the library chose Eve as the sole Guardian for the Librarian (Flynn). But Flynn decides not to take Eve with him on his travels. While he’d rather travel the world with her, he asked her to stay at the library outpost in Oregon and act as Guardian for his three LiTs.

Eve quickly takes charge of the group, with her natural leadership and physical badassery. She refuses to be intimidated and won’t take no for an answer. She has a militaristic mindset, which she must now try to bend to accommodate her new charges - who are definitely not soldiers. But she isn’t just the brawn. There is an almost motherly quality to the way she treats the LiTs, and it is clear that she desires love - family and friendship. While she is very intelligent in her own right, she is also not afraid to admit when she doesn’t understand something. She is quick witted, strategic, and highly adaptive to her ever-changing circumstances.

Played by Rebecca Romijn, Eve is a beautiful woman inside and out, and a brilliant leading lady. She is unconventional in a lot of ways, and it makes her all the more charming.

Cassandra Cillian, Librarian in Training:

The Librarians in Training were invited by the library to interview for the position of Librarian years ago, but for various reasons didn’t show up to the interview. Thus, Flynn got the job. Years later, potential Librarians are being killed. The current LiTs are the only known surviving possible Librarians.

Cassandra missed her interview for the Librarian position because she was in the hospital when she received her invitation. She has a brain tumor the size of a grape, which will someday kill her. She also has a rare form of synesthesia, a neurological condition in which her brain induces auditory and sensory hallucinations linked to memory retrieval. All five of her senses are linked to her photographic memory. Also, “Numbers are colors. Science is musical notes. When I do math, I smell things.” She excels at math and science, but sometimes has trouble controlling her hallucinations. Jake and Ezekiel are learning to talk her through them.

Played by Lindy Booth, Cassie is very sweet, very cute, and very smart. All she wants to do is help those whom science can’t save.

Jacob Stone, Librarian in Training:

Jake declined his original invitation, because he’s been hiding his intelligence from his family and friends his whole life, and didn’t want them to know about it. He’s been working manual labor jobs in the midwest for years with an IQ of 190, while secretly publishing art history books. He is a bar brawling good ol’ boy with a heart of gold. He doesn’t seem to trust Ezekiel or Cassandra. He did admit to liking Cassie.

Played by Christian Kane (who, as a side note, is good friends with Jensen Ackles), Jake is tough and brilliant. He’s a genuinely nice guy who’s reactions to his team are just as telling as his dialogue.

Ezekiel Jones, Librarian in Training:

When Ezekiel was first invited to interview for the Librarian position, he thought it was a mistake. He didn’t show up for the interview, but Flynn knew his name anyway. Currently the “worst version of himself”, Ezekiel has a hard time thinking of other people. Though he is gradually becoming more trustworthy, his status as a world class thief makes him more outwardly concerned with himself than his fellow LiTs. It seems he is slowly learning to accept that he cares about his new job, and the people he works with. He is quite funny, often arrogant, and very smart. In addition to being a master thief, he is also extremely good with technology. He has been stealing since he was a kid, but nothing else is known yet about his upbringing.

Played by John Kim, Ezekiel is entertaining and very clever. He is cute and somewhat mysterious. He cares more than he pretends to. Not to mention, his Australian accent is most endearing.

Jenkins, Caretaker of the Library Annex:

Jenkins - probably not his real name - is the most mysterious of the protagonists in the show. He is grumpy, and very private. He experiments on the magical artifacts he encounters. He helps the team out regularly and tries to pretend he isn’t getting attached to them. He apparently has a dark past which somehow involves the evil leader of the Serpent Brotherhood, Dulaque. They have a history that apparently spans over 1000 years, so we can assume there is much he isn’t saying about his past. There are many hints about his identity. I suspect he may be someone from Arthurian legend. I think Dulaque is probably Lancelot (Du Lac), and that Jenkins is probably Gawain.

Played by John Larroquette, Jenkins is a very intriguing character. I hope we learn a lot more about him soon.

Lamia, Second-in-Command of the Serpent Brotherhood:

The mysterious Lamia works for the Serpent Brotherhood, a major organization looking to control all magic. She’s great with a blade and has a major attitude. Though she seems outright evil, it’s been said her primary motivation is helping people. She truly believes she’s in the right.

Played by Lesley-Ann Brandt, Lamia is a recurring character who is definitely one to watch for interesting developments. She’s a pleasure to watch.

The characters Judson and Charlene from The Librarian movies also appear in the first episode.

To add to all that fun, I personally have two SHIPS already. One canon, one not. I’m gonna break it down really quick.

Evlynn (Flynn & Eve):

They are canon as of the first episode. They are adorable, and I love them. Flynn is awkward, but cares so much. Eve is tough, but misses him. They’re kind of a cuteness overload for me. I really hope after Falling Skies (Noah Wyle’s other show) ends after this summer, that he comes to The Librarians full time. I think it’d be amazing to see their relationship long term. They are so obviously the mom and dad of the group, and I want to see so much more.

Jassandra (Jake & Cassandra):

Currently not canon. Jake was the first person to help Cassandra with her hallucinations. He can reach her in a way that none of the others can do. He admits to liking her, but doesn’t elaborate on the extent of that. Cassie is very much upset when Jake says he doesn’t trust her, and visibly tries not to cry. Alternately, she is obviously proud of him when he catches onto a lead nobody else saw. There are tons of reactions shots of the other, when one of them speaks. It’s mostly subtle, but absolutely there. It looks like it could be a long-game ship.

So there’s my breakdown. Wow this got really long. Anyway, this is the first new show I’ve been excited about in a really, really long time! So there will be a bunch of The Librarians on my blog and in my queue from now on. I must have a posting spree for this gem of a show. It’s 5 episodes in and I’m completely hooked. I highly recommend you all check it out. I promise, it’s worth it.

And if you do check it out, please please please come talk to me about it! I need more LiTs on Tumblr to chat with.

The Librarians is on TNT on Sundays at 8/7c. Episodes are also available on TNTs website, and On Demand.

Immediately after the screen cuts to black, Aoi Kurashiki runs up to Delta and punches in the face.

“Mind Hack this, asshole!”

He sneers. “You can throw as much of your misplaced anger at me if you like, but it will not change the facts. You cannot arrest me without any evide-”

Kyle Klim drives up in a semi truck loaded up with delta’s sci-fi bullshit, honking the horn like an excited five year old. Light is sitting in the passenger seat. looking mildly exasperated.

“Hey Aoi! We intercepted that truck like you told us to! Another victory for K team!”

He hold his hand out for a high five, which Light begrudgingly accepts.