I think one of the most heartbreaking things (aside from the obvious) is the moment in both the book and the show where Clay and the audience both come to the conclusion that no matter what happens now, whether he finishes the tapes, passes them on, gets justice for Hannah, no matter what happens, she’s still dead. He can’t bring her back.
That line ‘I’m fucking useless’ is so perfect because it’s so real. That whole scene is, where he begins to open up to his mum. We get so much from Clay in that moment, his desperation, his guilt, his heart wrenching sadness and pain over what’s happened.
Clay and Hannah, they are just so SAD, because they never were, they are the tragically impossible, the could have been, the almost was, the what if.
And I feel like in certain moments, certain ways the show displays it so perfectly.
Including with Clay’s slow downfall, where he just unravels and no one notices or worse notice but are too concerned with their own bullshit to stop and help. Like you’ve already seen the ending to this why aren’t you doing something! When he comes to school smelling, his constant zone outs, the actual fucking HALLUCINATIONS!
You just feel for him because he’s desperate to do something, anything, but there’s nothing to be done, there is nothing he can do that will fix it. He’s too late and he knows it and now he has to find a way to live with it.
I literally just cant. Sometimes are you guys hit by the fact, that Lexa the stoic Commander, with the wisdom of generations, fell in love with a smol girl who fell from the sky? She bared her soul to her, and she protected her, and improved and changed her entire life and the ways of her people for that small bi bean?
She was so beautiful. And strong. And just…. Powerful. She moved us all. She inspired so many of us. She inspired hundreds of thousands of us to revolt against the media and their view of the lgbtq youth. She changed the lives of so many
For me, the most powerful yet heartbreaking scene was one of her very last happy moments. That smile, that smile she gave Clarke as she leaned down to kiss her on the bed. Do you guys remember? That smile. It was like… Seeing her for the first time. Happy. Relieved. Satisfied. She looked so beautiful. And raw. And fucking amazing.
the ‘no longer human’ (2010) that you probably haven’t seen (and nakahara chuuya’s significant role in dazai osamu’s life)
You read that right. ‘Ningen shikkaku’, or as we know it, ‘No Longer Human’ had a movie that came out on 2010, directed by Genjiro Arato and starring Toma Ikuta as Oba Yozo (and to a lesser extent, Dazai Osamu).
Having just completed my
second watch of this episode I have to say I am slightly stunned. I guess the best
way to put it is ‘not what I expected’. But then what did I really expect? I
was expecting pain, heartbreak, drama, interspersed with some humour and a big
“no homo” scene to counteract last episode. I was expecting some dudebro Dean
to appease certain types of viewer, along with a nice helping of deep subtext
into Dean analysis for us to eat up that would go straight over that type of
viewers head. I was certainly not expecting… Larry.
I haven’t looked at
tumblr yet, except to glance at my askbox. I assume that you are all suitably
going mad over Larry. Over the implications of Larry. Over the sheer insanity
of the episodes biggest innuendo fuelled moments and probably laughing about
it. I expect a hundred gifsets. I want to reblog those gifsets. I am also sure
that Larry has already been meta’d to death… But what’s the harm in a little
more meta to add to the massive pile gonna do? Because I wanna meta the FUCK
out of Larry.
But there is a lot more
to this episode than just Larry. We did get heartbreak. We did get drama and we
did get some really nice character moments. Rowena particularly was amazing
this episode (who am I kidding though she is always amazing) and I loved
learning more about her thoughts. Overall I think it was entertaining, though not
one of the best episodes, but that could be because the writing was a bit
sloppy and sometimes the story didn’t make sense. I’ll get to why in a bit.
Let’s just say that Meredith Glynn isn’t my favourite of the new writers by any
means. I didn’t even review The One
You’ve Been Waiting For because I didn’t feel particularly inspired by it
But having said that she
gave us Larry, and for that I will forever be thankful… even if she didn’t
intend for us to take it the way I have (and I am guessing most of you reading
this have too).
A/N: The part you’ve all been waiting for is here!! I have to apologize though, it’s not edited because I just finished it and wanted to get it up for you guys tonight. I have to thank @writing-obrien for helping me brainstorm and @thelittlestkitsune for reassuring me that it wasn’t crap. I will get it edited and update it once I do, but for now, here is part 8 of APTCH, I hope you like it!
UPDATE: This has now been edited thanks to the wonderful Lau ( @thelittlestkitsune) and I decided to change the gif to one more fitting even though it may kinda be a spoiler lol.
“It’s not men..it’s just Jack.”-Ianto Jones. (Torchwood and Sexuality)
By Nate Howard
Ahh Torchwood. What a great show. Pitched as an adult only spin-off of Doctor Who, Torchwood is a revolutionary show when it comes to dealing with and conceptualising sexuality. I can count on one hand a number of TV shows that handle the LGBTQAI community as well as Torchwood does. Especially when it comes to dealing with bisexual, pansexual, demisexual and omnisexual *though I have a strong suspicion Torchwood made up omnisexual to specifically include aliens* characters, as well as Torchwood, did.
In Torchwood you have five main characters. Jack, Ianto, Gwen, Toshiko and Owen. How many of those characters engage in SOMETHING same sex at least ONCE in the show? ALL of them. Not one single person in the main cast is strictly heterosexual. That’s right, not one. And unlike shows where the entire cast is gay (such as Russell T Davies OTHER show Queer as Folk) no one in Torchwood is strictly gay either. They are all shown as being bisexual or in Ianto’s case, demisexual. (I argue that Ianto is demi because he is only shown as being attracted to one woman who was a cyborg) and Jack. That’s it. I think Ianto see’s the person rather than gender. Hence why I picked one of his most famous quotes for my title). Even the shows ‘straight man’ Owen picks a guy up for a threesome. Gwen makes out vigorously with a female alien and Toshiko has a lesbian relationship at some point.
And of course, the shows main character, good old Jack Harkness.
I can count on one single hand the number of shows that have a character like Jack Harkness in them. Men, Women, Aliens. Jack will be quite happy ending up with any of them. He has a sort of on and off thing with Gwen, has a past relationship with Captain John and of course his main relationship with Ianto Jones which makes up for most of the show. Though Jack ALSO briefly has a one-episode fling with his namesake, Captain Jack Harkness and of course his numerous references to his alien relationships.
And no, the references are NOT subtle.
Gwen: ‘Have you ever eaten alien meat?” Jack: ‘Once or twice.” Gwen: “How was it?” Jack: “He seemed to enjoy it.”
I get why people are salty. I’m a little salty too.
But here’s the way I see it, A&E are never gonna stop writing plastic angst, but at least where Killian is concerned, it always leads to good things. It’s been the pattern since season 2. We find out that Killian did a bad thing, or has the potential to keep a big secret, he comes clean either a few scenes later or at most a couple episodes and we get awesome Killian character development, and then we get cute, romantic and awesome captain swan moments
1) Zomg, Hook stole Aurora’s heart, so evil, he’ll never be redeemed.
2) Even at the beginning of his arc, when he was still technically a villain, Killian chose to do the right thing and saved Aurora’s heart
3) We got some cute CS sword fighting banter
1) OMG Neal is alive and now Hook is the only one who knows. He’s so selfish, and he’s gonna keep the secret so he can try and trick Emma into loving him He’s irredeemable.
2) Literally, the next scene, Killian tells everyone that Neal is alive, and helps the nevengers to find and save his boring ass. We get the the amazing bridge confession.
3) We get the cute when I win your heart scene.
1) Killian screwed over Ariel and Eric, in the very recent past, OMG he’s so selfish and he’s never gonna be fully redeemed. It comes back to haunt him in present day.
2) Killian tries to help fake!Ariel find Eric, apologizes to fake!Ariel and we get amazing character development.
3) Killian gets cursed literally because of his love for Emma Swan.
1) Oh my god, Killian screwed over Ursula, and now he’s keeping a secret from Emma. He’s so horrible and they’re gonna break up.
2) Reunites Ursula with her father and helps get her voice back.We get the amazing character moments when he confesses that he’s afraid of losing his happy ending. And the brotp scene with Ariel, further showing how far he has come.
3) We get the “Killian’s happy ending is Emma Swan” scene and one of the cutest cs kisses ever.
1) Killian is about to go full Dark One and destroy the town and all his loved ones.
2) Resists the ultimate darkness, and his ultimate personal weakness for vengeance, and is “being the man he wants to be” and then sacrifices himself to save everyone and goes to literal hell.
3) We get the one of the most beautiful, epic and heartbreaking captain swan scenes of all time, and then Emma goes to literal hell to save him.
1) Killian holds onto the shears, Omg, he’s taking away Emma’s choice, he is so selfish.
2) Has his adventure with Henry, and he and Henry decide together that they will find another way, he drops the shears and Killian confesses to Emma about keeping the shears.
3) Emma forgives hims, says she would have done that same, and we get a cute reassuring hug.
1) Zomg, Killian killed David’s father (he obviously didn’t know it was David’s father at the time, it was just some random guy), he’s gonna keep this a secret so that he can marry Emma. He’s so selfish.
2) LBR, Killian is gonna tell Archie, then tell Emma, and then probably go on a quest with the princess squad and Liam II to find a way to break Snowing’s curse, and tell David the truth and apologize and the curse will be broken.
3) He is going to propose to Emma, she will say yes, and everyone will be a big happy family together.
So yeah, I get why people are annoyed by the plastic angst, and it feels like a poor writing choice. I’m not saying it’s a good writing choice, but it has been in the writing of Killian’s character arc since the beginning, and the ride always leads to awesome things for Killian and Captain Swan.
So do I like it? Not really. But am I gonna enjoy the ride by seeing more of Killian continuing to demonstrate how much of a hero he is, and captain charming, and the epic captain swan proposal that we will get at the end of this ride. HELL YES.
So sure, be salty if you want, you do you. But know that it’s gonna be okay, and it will be resolved. It’s all in the spoilers.
We start with SO MUCH BRAVENLARKE I am enjoying this even if they’re bickering.
I honestly can’t decide if Clarke’s snappish reaction to Bellamy’s “I’m not going to be one of the hundred” is a sign that this is an argument they have been having for days and she’s sick of it because you will live if I want you to live, dammit or if it’s the first time she heard of it and she’s caught off guard. Either one would make me flail like a turtle on its back, though.
So @ponyregrets pointed out that the way Bellamy knocks on the window of the rover and makes Jaha get out is a clear sign he watched a bunch of cop movies on the Ark, and we both agreed that this was because Octavia was super into Lethal Weapon and both Blake siblings probably really liked Speed and long story short, it’s now officially canon that Bellamy Blake has a crush on Sandra Bullock and Miss Congeniality is the official movie of the Blake family as it unites Bellamy’s two great loves (Sandra Bullock and feminism) with Octavia’s two great loves (makeup and punching.)
I am going to deal with the Raven arc in one fell swoop because eventually I’m just gonna be screaming about bellarke, so here goes: I feel AWFUL for Raven. She’s making decisions entirely on her own because she’s literally the only person who can, and fucking no one is stepping up to be her shoulder to cry on. I was definitely on her side over Abby in the medicine debate, and it really hurt to see her sort-of-mom challenge her, even if Abby truly believed she was doing the right thing. Raven’s arc is clearly not over and I do like where it’s going, but god, someone draw her a bubble bath and pour her an entire bottle of wine because my girl needs it.
I also really, really, REALLY loved the brief scene with Bellamy and Luna. I was surprised by how it was initially presented with Luna thinking she doesn’t deserve their help because she didn’t help them with the flame, though, because I never saw her decision as wrong? Like, yes, it would have helped them immensely, but the way they went about it was SO AWFUL and TERRIBLE that I felt Luna was totally justified in being like “no fuck you get off my rig.” So to have Luna frame her decision as having hurt them was surprising, but also very in character for our lovely pacifist mermaid.
HOWEVER, what I loved about that scene was the genuine remorse and understanding on both their sides. Luna basically admitted she would get it if he saw this as her just rewards, and Bellamy flat out refused that interpretation. His “no one deserves to suffer” was just the right amount of heartbreaking, because he probably does resent her a little but he never, ever wanted this. I also think he understands her pain better than most, and I have to move on now because if I don’t this will be too fucking long so check back this afternoon for 2k on Bellamy/Luna parallels.
To conclude the radiation arc: absolutely none of us are surprised that Luna’s nightblood makes her resistant to radiation, but that pales in comparison to that gutwrenching death scene. I cried and cried and thank you show, for remembering what you’re good at.
Murphy and Emori: god I love those two grifters so fucking hard, and I am really glad they at least addressed the complete lack-of-consent bullshit that was Murphy/Ontari. I also love that Murphy is ingratiating himself to Abby as a way of making sure he and Emori survive because that is On Brand for those two assholes and I could not be happier.
Before we finish with the bellarke flailing, back to Polis! ROAN’S ELVEN CLOAK IS EVERYTHING TO ME as is Indra having a daughter and backstory and an arc for this season that has almost nothing to do with the Skaikru. I am here for it, and I am here for Indra and Gaia having a complicated mother/daughter relationship that is just as deep and nuanced as Clarke and Abby’s. I am also really pleased with Octavia’s “fuck it, she’s family” decision to go against Roan, because that is insanely reckless and probably the wrong call politically but it is from the heart and in that respect it is 100% Blake and that makes me happy.
Also making me happy: Murderous Elf Prince! He’s so handsome and angry and yeah, I’m into it.
Okay, so….The Road Trip and the List. First of all, I laughed at Jaha sitting in the back while people young enough to be his kids drive the van, because….god, Jaha. Of COURSE you would think a cult can save everyone. That’s literally your first instinct: You know what could fix this? A cult! However, (and there will be MUCH MORE IN DEPTH FLAILING ABOUT THIS IN A SEPARATE POST) I really appreciated that his role in that scene was to a) present Bellamy with an easy option to assuage his guilt and b) lampshade the role that Bellamy fills in Clarke’s life, and then Bellamy rejected them both. He does not think that “it was for my people” is sufficient justification for the massacre (which: agreed, it isn’t) and I think that line was more about Jaha than Bellamy. Jaha has decided that so long as he thought he was doing the right thing, it’s okay, but Bellamy is following Beard Dad on this one, which I think is the right call. Bellamy also cannot see how important he is to Clarke, but he can see how important she is to him. It’s like, instinctive– Jaha says “you center her” and Bellamy is like “lol no she centers me.” He doesn’t even take a beat to consider it, it just is. However, while he was right to reject Jaha’s solution for guilt, he was definitely wrong to reject his place in Clarke’s life buuuuut it’s also understandable because a lot of Clarke’s feelings for him are still buried deep down inside of her and only come out when he’s sleeping.
Sidenote: so clearly, some of Second Dawn survived and guys, this means Grounders are descended from Scientologists. I find this utterly delightful. Thank you, show, for being bonkers.
And then, we get a brief moment of peace. I am going to go with “Bellamy fell asleep and Clarke chose that moment to write out the list” as my headcanon for this scene because I don’t see a scenario where Bellamy is like “you do this awful thing; Big Boy needs his nap.” That’s not how they operate, and while I could maybe see him falling asleep due to pure exhaustion while they work on the list together, that also doesn’t feel very likely to me. So unless I hear otherwise, that’s the interpretation I’m going with.
So Bellamy falls asleep and Clarke watches him, glad that he’s getting a moment of peace in the oncoming hell. I suspect she kept his name off the list for several reasons, but the most important one here is she knows he doesn’t want to be on it. She’s trying to honor his wishes, but then she looks at him and is like, “I cannot imagine a world where he doesn’t deserve to survive.”
And then she breaks down. Because Clarke is never going to put her own name on that list, and it means she’s going to lose him. (Of course, she’d also lose him if they BOTH died, but she has already decided that is Not An Option). The weight of everything hits her at once, and Bellamy’s Clarke Alarm goes off and he wakes up. (Aside: Bellamy being kind of snort-y and noisy when he wakes up is like, the cutest fucking thing in the universe A+ work Bob). He knows right away what’s going on and he does the only thing he can think of: he offers his life in exchange for hers.
Except this time, they’re not dying– they’re living. He’s saying “fine, you want me to survive? I’ll survive– but only if you do too.” Clarke just can’t bring herself to say “yes I deserve to live” so Bellamy does it for her, and then he touches her– gently, and just the once– to show her she’s not alone, and then he makes himself leave. I have SO MANY thoughts about why he chose that moment to walk away, but I think the main reason was that he needed to, because he’s on the edge too and breaking down in front of Clarke wouldn’t help her. And that’s his only goal in that scene– help her, lift some of that burden, remind her that she’s not alone. She’s his center, so he does what he can for her and then he walks away before he has to ask her for something, because to him that would be adding to her burden and that is unconscionable.
Because guys…he loves her so much. And she loves him too.
1) The head of Jeffrey Katzenberg, the head of Dreamworks animation at the time and one of the former big wigs at Disney, had been pitching an adaptation of Moses’ story from Exodus to Disney far before he started Dreamworks with Steven Spielberg. During an early meeting of Dreamworks Katzenberg recalls that Spielberg looked at him during the meeting and said, “You ought to do The Ten Commandments.”
2) I think the opening disclaimer is a nice touch.
“The motion picture you are about to see is an adaptation of the Exodus story. While artistic and historical license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Moses can be found in the book of Exodus.”
3) Music plays an incredibly important role in this film, mostly for setting its grand storytelling and dark tone. This is clearly apparent from the opening song “Deliver Us” which depicts the suffering of the Hebrew people in Egypt and also the hope of Moses.
4) This film also does an excellent job of immediately establishing the brotherly relationship between Moses and Ramses. It’s fun and honest, which makes the following events all the more heartbreaking.
5) Val Kilmer is quite effective in the role of Moses, being able to provide a healthy balance of his youthful joviality and privilege early on and the wisdom that would come to define the character later.
6) This film has three noteworthy actors who have very little lines. The first two of these are Patrick Stewart as Pharaoh Seti and Helen Mirren as The Queen.
Neither of them sing, so their lines are few and unfortunately Mirren feels wasted in the part (less of a comment on her acting, which is top notch as usual, and more from the lack of screen time). Stewart, however, gives Seti some depth. We see him as father and ruler, both roles where he cares about his people, but also murderer of Hebrew babies which gives him a sinister feel.
7) Moses could have been painted as a spoiled brat while acting as prince of Egypt, but he takes responsibility for his actions and mistakes while also trying to shield Ramses from some of their father’s heavy expectations.
8) Tzipporah is established as fierce as heck from the get go.
Kept as a foreign slave in her first scene, she still fights back with great vigor despite being in a room who don’t care if she dies by the hands of the pharaoh. Michelle Pfeiffer imparts some of the strength she brought to Catwoman into the part and it’s a wonderful take on the biblical figure.
9) Sandra Bullock may have more lines than Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart, and (later) Danny Glover, but for some reason I’m always wanting more of her and her character Miriam by the time the film ends. I like what I see, I just wish there were more of her in the film (I think).
10) For some reason I don’t feel the way about her brother Aaron, who is voiced wonderfully by Jeff Goldblum. That may be because we see Aaron develop from non-believer to believer over the course of the film (wheres Miriam is consistently good and believing in Moses) and Jeff Goldblum plays both the doubter and the supporter well.
11) Continuing with the excellent music in this film, “All I Ever Wanted,” carries with it that sense of grandeur as well as the heartbreak of Moses denying his true heritage.
12) Moses’ nightmare is one of the most memorable non-musical sequences out of the film (not THE most memorable but one of them), and this is done both through the unique hieroglyphic art style and the lack of dialogue. It is true visual storytelling.
13) Remember how I said Tzipporah is fierce as heck? Well, that continues throughout the film when she decides to drop Moses into a well as a bit of payback for being a prince of Egypt (although she does help him out because he helped her escape the palace).
14) Danny Glover is the third actor who doesn’t have enough lines. He plays the role of Jethro, a character with about ten spoken lines (more or less) and then the rest of his role is in song. And Danny Glover doesn’t sing the song.
In the little dialogue Glover does give though, he is able to establish Jethro as a man who’s heart is as big as his stature. I just wish we’d heard more of him.
15) I mentioned in The Road to El Dorado the effectiveness of using a song to cover large gaps of time. This film is no different, initial with Jethro’s song “Through Heavens Eyes.” It’s a rousing and hopeful number which talks of the Hebrew god and how we can only know our worth when trying to look through (one guess what I’m going to say next) heaven’s eyes. In that time we cover Moses learning what a free life is from these people, his growing humility, and his blossoming relationship with Tzipporah (and eventual marriage).
16) The Burning Bush.
Val Kilmer provides the voice of god in this film, although that wasn’t the initial plan. Originally all the actors in the film were going to voice god at the same time, and were told to whisper so they wouldn’t overpower each other. When the time came to record Kilmer’s lines, they realized someone had to speak louder. It was a happy realization, as the filmmakers later noted that god usually speaks to us as the little voice in our own heads. And it parallels the Cecil B. Demille version of The Ten Commandments where it is said (although I don’t think confirmed) that Charlton Heston also provided the voice of god while also playing Moses.
17) Moses telling Tzipporah about his encounter with the burning bush is another fine example of how filmmaking is primarily a VISUAL medium. We don’t hear a word they saw to each other, but we see him talking and we see her reaction and we know EXACTLY what is happening.
18) Ralph Fiennes performance as Ramses is at its best when Ramses becomes villainous and conceited. Hmm, Ralph Fiennes playing a villainous and conceited villain. Sounds familiar…
19) Playing with the Big Boys is the only real villain song in this film.
Performed by the evil lackeys Hotep and Huy (who are voiced wonderfully by Steve Martin and Martin Short respectively), the song shows off just how dark things in the Egypt really are and how tricky these two “magicians” are. Martin and Short breathe wonderful life and evil fun into the song, and even recorded their dialogue together. And the scenes uses wonderful use of darkness and shadows to make us feel like Moses is in over his head. Which in a way, he is. But the film wouldn’t be interesting if things were easy for the protagonist.
20) The growing conflict between Moses and Ramses is heartbreaking and I give credit to all those involved in this film for that. The directors, the writers, the animators, Val Kilmer & Ralph Fiennes, everyone. We see them go from the best of friends to archenemies and neither of them wants to be in that position. But they are, and they each think they’re doing what is best for their people. It hurts a lot to watch.
21) “The Plagues” is also a great example of how this film condenses what could have been a massive chunk of time into a little two-and-a-half minute song.
It also does not make light of the plagues either. The plagues were horrible. True wrath of god type stuff that ruined people’s lives. And this song is an epic but dark representation of just what those were like while also developing the conflict between Moses and Ramses.
22) I’m not as familiar with my biblical readings as maybe I should be, but I like that this film depicts Moses reaching out to Ramses one last time before he releases the final plague. It is one final reminder that they are or, more appropriately, were brothers. And they almost seem to understand each other, to make peace. But they don’t. Meaning the final and most awful plague is released.
23) I don’t want to get into my own theological beliefs or philosophies, but I am always sickened about the death of the first borns of Egypt.
The scene is animated beautifully but the entire thing is heartbreaking. The idea of a god who will take away the lives of children just to get what he wants, even though he later claims that we are all his children, just never sits right with me. I just…it sickens me. That’s all I can say. It sickens me.
24) “When You Believe” is probably THE song from this film. It won the Oscar for best original song that year, beating out “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith. It is the perfect representation of the power of hope and belief which is the central theme of this film. Michelle Pfeiffer and Sally Dworsky (along with the film’s chorus) do an excellent job performing the song written by Stephen Schwartz, but the pop version performed by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey is just as good.
25) I think the most memorable part of this film has to be the parting of the Red Seas. And it could just be for this image alone:
That is such a powerful image which really gets across the wonder of what we’re seeing. A representation of the scene which few if any adaptations of the Exodus story have ever lived up to and which I think only animation can bring to life so wonderfully.
26) After the Red Sea crashes down and Ramses is washed away, we see Moses looking off in the distance and hear Ramses screaming, “MOSES!” The filmmakers have suggested that this may be in Moses’ head and that Ramses might actually be dead. I like that idea. It shows Moses still has hope for his brother.
27) And since this is an adaptation of Exodus, of course it has to involve the Ten Commandments in some way. I’m just glad that it’s the last shot of the film. A nice way of ending the story.
It makes sense to end a family film there, as opposed to Moses finding his people worshipping a false idol (a golden cow, I think) and smashing the tablet before God destroys the idol and forces his people to wander the desert for 40 years to kill off the rebellious generation. Oh, and Moses didn’t get to go into the promised land.
The Prince of Egypt is a great animated film who’s popularity has unfortunately lost steam in recent years. It represents its story well without beating you over the head with the religion, the animation and music are gorgeous, and the voice acting is top notch (if a little wasted at times). I highly recommend you see it.
One of the things I love the most about the second season of SGRS is that sad, tired tone in Yakumo’s voice. It’s so heartbreaking in some scenes! I’ve been a fan of Akira Ishida’s work for years and, in my opinion, this is one of the best roles he’s ever had.
Oh, sleepovers. Nothing is better than spending a night with your bestfriends overdosing on junk food, laying around in your most comfortable and embarrassing pajamas and watching five movies in a row. Sleepovers can either be extremely relaxing or hard to recover from, but they are so funny and irreplaceable that I personally think there should be an international Sleepover Night.
Movies, obviously, are a must-be according to the Sleepover Bible (made up by me right now), but sometimes it can be hard to choose what to watch. I guess one of the best ways to decide is having a marathon or establishing a theme: you can watch the whole Harry Potter/Pirates of the Caribbean/Star Wars saga, go for a tv series like Friends or Grey’s Anatomy or follow a fil rouge that links together a few films.
What I’m proposing you today is one of my favourite themes: teen movies from 1990 to 2000. Beside being extremely funny and unmissable if you are a movie amateur, they definitely left a mark in the filmmaking history, defining a generation not so far in time from ours. They can also teach you something about style or pop culture, so you have no excuses left not to watch them!
People worshipped them and cursed them, but everybody wanted to be them .
In Jawbreaker you have all the ingredients for a classic teen movie: a high school, a popular and mean clique of Queen Bees, a kind-hearted girl loved by everyone, a prom, hot guys - with the only exception that this is not a classic teen movie.
Jawbreaker is a dark comedy and (surprise!) it involves a kidnapping, a death and police investigations. Written and directed by David Stein, the movie revolves around the “Flawless Four” of Reagan High School, Los Angeles: Courtney Shayne, Marcie Fox, Julie Freeman and Elizabeth Purr. They all rule the school with a terror regime, except for Liz. She is not as mean as her friends and makes no differences in relating with others - her beauty and honesty, then, make her the most loved and admired girl.
Obviously, this generates jealousy in Courtney, Marcie and Julie, who decide to prank their friend on seventeenth birthday, by performing a fake kidnapping. They take her off guard early in the morning, binding her with ropes and pushing a jawbreaker candy into her mouth. The girls lock Elizabeth in the trunk of a car and drive towards the mall to celebrate their friend’s brithday with breakfast. However, once they open the trunk, the sight is definitely not what they expected it to be…
Jawbreaker is worth watching not only for the twisted, surprising plot and the iconic (and definitely realistic) language used by the girls, but also because it explores the dynamics of a group of girls with the voice of an outsider, Fern Mayo, who finds herself involved in the events against her will. This movie is gonna make you laugh, startle and maybe regret not living in 1999.
Cruel Intentions (1999)
In the game of seduction there’s only one rule: never fall in love.
Drugs, sex, a hot step-brother, games of seduction, classy and total black outfits, rich mansions. If you like this list, Cruel Intentions is the perfect movie for you. Beside having an incredibly attractive cast, a young Reese Witherspoon included, its plot twists the usual “mean clique” dynamics.
Set in a wealthy Manhattan, the film is about an oddly assorted couple: Sebastian Valmont and his step-sister Kathryn Merteuil. He’s well known for his countless sexual conquers and seductive manners, which perfectly match Kathryn’s inner wickedness and malice - but they always both manage to get away with it thanks to their fascinating looks and charming attitudes.
The tight relationship between the two not only sees them accomplices in many misdeeds, but also gives rise to explicit sexual innuendos, as Sebastian’s not-so-secret fantasy is to sleep with Kathryn. Despite wishing the same, the girl likes to play it hard to get, so she decides to set up a bet: if Sebastian will be able to seduce Annette Hargrove, Kathryn will have sex with him - otherwise, she’ll get his vintage Jaguar. It’s not as easy as it seems: Annette is the daughter of their school’s headmaster and has recently written an article on saving her virginity for marriage.
As the time goes by and the relationship with Annette develops, Sebastian will find his controversial morals hardly tested. He’ll also have to manage the seduction of the young and naive Cecile, the new girlfriend of Kathryn’s ex, and he’ll be soon torn between his usual lifestyle and a wager maybe too hard to win, even for his unbeaten ego.
Cruel Intentions is weird, explicit, somehow shocking. It points out the differences between boys and girls as it comes to sex, providing a few interesting reflections under a chic, witty and dark atmosphere. Kathryn’s outfits are ICONIC and the movie will make you want more - and you’re lucky, because there are a prequel and a sequel.
Dear diary, I’m more fabulous than five minutes ago.
I don’t even know how to start with this and if you’ve never seen Clueless before… oh my gosh, you can’t imagine what you’ve missed. This movie is p-e-r-f-e-c-t!
Yes, we have a Queen Bee, Cher, with her sidekick Dionne. And yes, she’s vain and superficial. But she is funny, gorgeous, good natured, harmless and extremely relatable. You could easily make any quote from her character yours, really. She’s crazy wealthy and lives in a mansion in Beverly Hills, obviously being the most popular girl at school.
The movie explores Cher’s life and her attempts at making “good deeds”, showing how her attitude is more innocent than biased. She decides to give Tai Frasier, a “tragically unhip” girl, a makeover aimed at initiating her into the popular universe of their high school; she tries to act as cupid and match two professors (also to raise her grades); all of this, just for the sake of “giving back to the community”.
Cher’s hilarious adventures continue as she finds herself facing a new, attractive boy at school, her annoying stepbrother, the driving license exam and other teenage things we’ve all been through. I loved this movie because she’s fierce and self confident in a positive way, for once - and I won’t even mention the outfits of almost every character, which I’ve seen more than once reinterpreted in the latest collections of many fashion brands. And let me add that Alicia Silverstone’s facial expressions are the best thing in the world… In a few words: watch it. You won’t absolutely regret it.
The Craft (1996)
“You girls watch out for those weirdos” - “We are the weirdos, mister”
Everyone loves a bit of magic. Candles, chanting odd words, summoning the supernatural, meeting in the middle of the night - all things you probably don’t do but that still sound fascinating and attractive, especially if you are a young girl with a mysterious past in a new school where you know no one.
This is how it goes for Sarah Bailey once she arrives to the catholic academy of St. Benedict, Los Angeles. A group of outcasts, with difficult, gloomy lives and
rumored to be practicing witchcraft, notices that Sarah is not as normal as she seems, thus luring her into joining their coven. The powers of the four girls reach a whole new level as they try to fix their messy lives and make up for any wrong that had been unfairly done to them.
However, nothing is easy when it comes to unearthly powers - the group will face difficult personal struggles and they will soon understand that everything comes with a price.
This thriller will open your eyes on the hard life of social rejects in a surreal way, making you think twice before exposing someone not as lucky as you - you never know what may be their revenge. I loved The Craft because it explores a different side of the world depicted in the movies listed above - it gives voice to the unheard and shows things from a different point of view.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
But mostly, I hate the way I don’t hate you, not even close.
Sisters can be so different. Take Bianca and Kat Stratford, for example. One is popular, beautiful, admired and elegant, the other is a smart, casual, ironic bookworm. Cameron James (and adorable Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is head over heels for Bianca as soon as he sees her, but he’s warned by a friend that the girl’s father doesn’t allow her to date anyone. This doesn’t only upset Cameron, but Bianca as well - that’s why before the prom she quarrels with her dad until he agrees on letting her go at one condition: Kat has to find a boyfriend and go to the prom, too, causing Bianca to become furious since her sister will never want to be with someone.
Cameron finds out about the new rule and decides to find a boy who will date Kat, so then he’ll be able to go out with Bianca. The mission seems impossible, but of course we have Heath Ledger, in the role of Patrick Verona, who once again becomes the hero and (obviously with a heavy salary) agrees on trying.
Will the mission stay professional? Will Kat resist to Patrick’s charm or will she be trapped by the good-looking outcast as bitter as she is? Will Bianca go to prom with Cameron? You need to watch the movie to find out. This is one of my favourite ones, I’ve seen it at least three times and it’s just great - I always like watching the development of a romantic relationship, because each one is different from the other. And the singing scene on the bleachers? Iconic.
Do I even have to say something?? I mean, Leo DiCaprio, Shakespeare’s most known masterpiece, love and death, Baz Luhrmann. This is enough, isn’t it?
Romeo + Juliet is the modernized and adapted version of the famous, tragic love story. It’s visionary, surreal, heartbreaking and it should be seen at least once a week because it’s just too much. It is set in a imaginary Verona Beach, where the adventures and deeds of two families in war intertwine with the forbidden love affair of a young boy and girl. The plot follows Shakespeare’s script, but you won’t find swords or horses. Guns and sportscars, gas stations and a swimming pool are just a few of the innovative twists Luhrmann has used in this dreamy and loud film.
What about you? What are your favourite 90ies/sleepover movies? Let us know by commenting this post, the Facebook page or sending an ask! x
AN: Part 1 of my new series! And just a random title ig it kinda fits and I’m sorry if any characters sound ooc. Plus this will mostly be based on memory with what they would say in the show.
Summary: Reader is part of the BAU and comes to NYC for a case where her boyfriend Lin lives. The more the reader learns about this case the more she fears for Lin’s life as the unsubs victims matches Lin’s description.
Warnings: crime scenes and everything in between with that; mentions of murder; angst
“Yeah, I miss you too.” I smiled like an idiot.
“Princess, we’re about to go over the debriefing for the new case.” Morgan leaned against the small wall separating my desk space from the others. I placed my hand over my phone pulling it away from my ear.
“Okay give me a sec.” I told him before putting the phone to my ear as Lin began talking. “No Lin, it was just Morgan relax. I have to go.
“Stay safe please.” He begged me. I smiled softly. “I love you Y/N.”
“I love you too and I’ll be fine. Okay? Yeah. Bye.” Ending the call I put my cell in the front pocket of my blazer. Pushing myself out of my chair I made my way to the debriefing room where my team was.
I made my way into the room and found a seat besides Spencer. On the screen showed shots from the crime scene.
“Last night a body was found in a dumpster in an abandoned alleyway. The victim was identified as Anthony Gonzalez.” JJ pressed a button showing the next photo a family picture of Anthony and his family.
“Cause of death?” Morgan asks, leaning back in his chair.
“He was stabbed to death, over 20 times, but the victim showed signs of strangulation as well.
“Wouldn’t that make the killing personal to the unsub?” I asked as I analyzed the photos of the crime scene.
“It’s not definite if it was personal to the unsub but to the person the message was aimed at.” She stated.
“There’s a message?” JJ nodded before clicking to the next slide.
“The stabbing and the strangulation, its most probable to say that the unsub did it out of anger. You see with how tight the neck was squeezed it seems to be close to the point of fracture, the unsub wanted to be up close and personal, wanting to feel the victim struggling wanting to be in control to showing dominance and the stabbing to the chest, very close to the heart it leaves us to believe for him it’s a sign to his own broken heart because look at the message.” Reed rambled on pointing the the next picture with words painted in blood on the brick wall.
‘You broke my heart so I’ll break yours.’” Emily read aloud.
“So that leaves us that the unsub is a male in his mid 20’s to early, to late 30’s.” JJ concluded.
“Everyone get what you need and meet at the jet in 30.” Hotchner dismissed us. I stood up from my seat and walked out with the team. I pulled out my phone sending a quick text to Lin.
“So how are you and Lin?” Derek casually asks as he leans against your chair as you get what you need.
“Everything is great.” You smiled towards him. “And I feel kind of jittery right now.” I told him truthfully as I slung my bag over my shoulder. He looked at me confused before arching his left brow.
“Why?” I smiled slightly.
“Because this case is in NYC where Lin lives and I haven’t seen him in a few months….I miss him and when we’re there if we even have the time during or after the case I want to go see him.” I explained to him. He nodded in understanding.
“Yeah I get that.” I raised and eyebrow at him, looking at him in disbelief.
“You sure about that Mr. Playboy?” I said teasingly, walking past Derek as he mockingly laughed. I grinned, walking up the few stairs, through the glass doors and to the elevator.
“There’s been another murder.” JJ told the team, she made her way down into a seat besides me.
“Was there another message?” I asked as she opened her laptop.
“Yes, the NYPD sent me these.” She showed the team the pictures. “Luis Montoya.” A picture showed the body.
“Same memo, strangulation and what? 20 stab wounds?” JJ nodded. Looking at the man I felt a queasy. It’s not because of the body, I’ve seen plenty of crime scenes and photos but it looks like there’s a type the unsub goes for. Black hair, brown eyes, goatee, latino.
“It seems to be this guy is going after Mexicans, that’s the only connection I see.” Derek commented.
“No, it’s more than that, I’ll call Garcia and ask her if the two victims has any connections other then their ethnicity.” Reed stated, pulling out his phone.
“This is the ever so wonderful Penelope Garcia how can I be of assistance?” I cracked a smile.
“Hey baby girl we need you to work your magic and find a connection between the two victims.”
“Wait two? I thought there was only one victim.” I could hear her tapping away at her computer, probably looking up the recent murder. “Luis Montoya.” She then said. “Age 35, about 5′9, no children and no family.” She stated.
“Yeah, that’s the one.”
“I will see what I can find.”
“Thanks Garcia.” Hotch says before Reed hangs up the phone.
“What was the message?” I asked. JJ clicked something and another image came up.
‘Why him?’ It read in the victim’s blood.
“He’s definitely doing this out of rage and heartbreak, hell even jealousy from the looks of it.” I say, leaning back in my seat.
“When we land, Reed, JJ you’ll be coming with me to the NYPD. Morgan I want you and Prentiss at the first crime scene. And Rossi you take Y/N to the more recent one see what else you can find.”
“You’re awfully quiet.” Rossi commented as we rode in the black SUV on our way to the most recent crime scene. I brushed a strand hair out of my face.
“This case worries me.” He glanced at me before looking back at the busy streets of New York.
“Why? We’ve dealt with worse unsubs then this.”
“I know that!” I growled in frustration. Lifting my hands I raked them through my hair. “It’s just the unsub’s victim type…he’s going after men with some sort of latino, Latin American descent, and what if Lin becomes the next victim? He fits the bill so far. And it can’t be a coincidence-” I was cut off when I heard Lin’s all too familiar voice rapping. “There’s a reason why I keep my phone on vibrate.” I mumbled to myself as Rossi chuckled.
“Lin hey is everything all right?” I could hear Chris talking in the background.
“Are you here in New York?” Was what he asked me. I could hear the excitement in his voice. He was such a dork but he’s my dork.
“Yes I am, for work. I’m heading to one of the crime scene’s now.”
“Well I was wondering whenever you’re not super busy being a sexy badass that we can see each other? I don’t care where or when I just have to see you.” Looking out the window, my eyes narrowed at the light in my eyes.
“Yeah, I know. I’ll see what I can do but I promise you that I’ll see you before I leave. Okay?” I asked. Lin sighed on the other line but it wasn’t an irritated one it was a sigh in content kind of way.
“Okay. Stay safe.” I smiled.
“Always am. I love you.”
“I love you too princessa.” A blush crept up my face.
“Bye.” He said in his adorable dorky way before hanging up.
“I’m sure Lin will be fine. There’s thousand’s of people in the city, the chance of him being the unsub’s next victim is very slim.” Rossi told me as he parked by the scene where the second murder took place.”
“Thank you Rossi.” I told him gratefully. He smiled as we got out of the car.
It’s been a long day. From what we learned today the connection made between the victims were their looks, their ethnicity being Puerto Rican, age and height and that they’re both single but the funny think is they both had a connection to some kind of art.
I opened the door to my hotel, ready the crash at any second. Dropping my bag at the foot of the bed I kicked my shoes off, shrugging my blazer off I through it on the table nearby and crawled on top of the bed. My eyes closed, I felt myself being lulled into a deep sleep.
“What the heck I gotta doooo for you to answer meee.” Lin’s voice attempt to sing his song ‘What the heck I gotta do’ with his own twist, blared from across the room on the table. I groan into my pillow making no move to move from my spot. It was so comfortable. The singing stopped before it started back up again. Cursing under my breath I trudged my way out of the comfort of the hotel bed and dug my phone out of my blazer pocket sliding the green button on the screen to the side.
“What is it Lin?” My voice sounded groggy as if I was asleep, I wish.
“Y/N.” I perked up when I noticed how nervous his voice sounded.
“Lin what’s wrong?” I ask him.
“I got back from walking Tobillo and I found a package in front of my door and when I opened it…” He trailed off.
“Lin what was in it?”
“It was pictures of me. And not the pictures you would have someone take of you like this guys whoever he was, was like stalking me and he left a note.” His voice was higher.
“What did it say?” I asked.
“You took her away.” I heard him gag. “He also left a photo of someone’s body.” His voice sounded strained. “Oh god how can anyone do this to someone.” My eyes widened in horror. Ripping my phone away from my ear I sent two photos of the victims of when they were alive to Lin before pressing the phone to my ear again.
“Lin listen to me carefully I sent you two pictures can you tell me if it was either of those men?”
“It was the second one.” He told me.
“Oh my god.” I felt my stomach drop. “Lin get inside lock all the doors and windows.” I told him as I ran out of my room and to Hotch’s.
I banged my fist against the door until he answered it.
“What is it?” At this time the rest of the team were out of their rooms lookin gat us.
I love the entire Sailor Moon franchise. Yes, it’s mostly a nostalgia thing, but I can’t help but to love it. The manga is a classic, and the 90′s anime, while being long and cheesy, is still something that to this day I will watch. Usagi is a relatable character, and every senshi is enjoyable and unique to the show. While the first two seasons of Sailor Moon Crystal were pretty terrible, the third season completely makes up for all of the faults in it thus far. Plus, SeiUsa and HaruMichi are life.
Assassination Classroom is a fantastic series. This is a series where you grow with every character. This series is a roller coaster of emotions. It has some of the most incredible moments I’ve ever scene in anime, as well as some of the most heartbreaking. The ending to this show mentally destroyed me, and is the only series to this day that will make me break down every single time no matter how many times I’ve seen it, both subbed or dubbed. It teaches so many life lessons, and is a must watch/read for everyone. The first season closing is not only my favorite closing, but one of my favorite songs, that to this day, I still listen to. Also, KarmAgisa is life.
Kuroko no Basket:
Alright, I love this anime. I love the characters, I love the manga, I love the voice actors, I love the fan arts, I love the fanfictions. I love absolutely everything. The story is intense, and it hooks you from the start. If you like sports anime, this one is a must watch. Also, AkaKuro and Kuroko x GoM my favorite <3
I’m very connected with this series. I’ve been following this series religiously every week for years, so of course it’s one of my favorites. Now, the anime is very disappointing, and the second season doesn’t exist, but I will still love it, especially since the last few chapters of Re have been fucking phenomenal. The opening for the first season is easily one of my favorite songs ever created. Also, I need Re animated like now. It deserves it. Actually, I need Part One redone as well. Can we just reboot the entire anime series?
I love this series. Like Tokyo Ghoul, I’m very invested in the manga. Manga wise, I love the art style, and the story arcs; and once again like Tokyo Ghoul, the second season also does not exist. The story is very well written, although this most recent arc is dragging a bit (but that’s normal for different series). Ciel is such a little bastard, and it’s wonderful to read. It’s a dark series that won’t get a happy ending, and that’s part of what hooks me to it.
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt:
This anime is fucking gold. It is hilarious, and soo fucking inappropriate. It’s by far my favorite comedy. It’s art style is so unique and it has the best dubbing ever created. The dub is by far better than the sub. It also has the biggest cliffhanger ending, and fucking NEEDS a season two desperately.
Ouran High School Host Club:
I love this series so much. This is another one of those series where I love every aspect about it, from the anime to the manga to the dubbing and subbing and even the Live Action T.V. Show and Movie. It’s my favorite romantic comedy and always the first one I recommend to people looking for a shoujo. Every character is unique in their own way and the story is really adorable. I love the manga where you see so much development from everyone. Also, Hikaru and Kaoru deserve Haruhi, and I don’t care what anyone says.
No Game No Life:
Shiro is adorable as fuck. As a gamer, this show relates so much to me. It’s an amazing fantasy, and the story is perfect. The animation is beautiful, and the colors are so vibrant and beautiful. Sora and Shiro are cute together and their interactions make the show that much better. I need my second season. Side Note: Jibril is best girl.
Shokugeki no Soma:
Food Porn. Of course I’d love it. This is once again another series where I’m invested in the manga, so of course I’d love the series. I read the series weekly, and the most recent arc is making me fall further in love with the series. The manga is a great read, and you actually learn a lot about cooking through the series, whether it’s the manga or the anime. The food orgasms are hilarious, and the animation for this show is amazing. I would kill for a season three of this show this year.
I will always have a soft spot for this series. It was the first anime that really got me hooked to sports anime. I love it. Yes, it’s a bit dramatic at times, but being an ex-swimmer/lifeguard, I find this series so relatable, making me love it even more. Also, the fan service is definitely a positive. I love the Japanese voices, and the OP and ED’s for both seasons. The movie prequel they did was also amazing. The animation is gorgeous, but that’s to be expected from Kyoto Animation.
I made this for the Harry Potter Amino as so less people are aware of Jamie there, but i thought why not post it on here too :)
So after i made a blog about Anthony Boyle as Scorpius, here
is my appreciation blog about Jamie Parker! Jamie currently plays the role of
Harry Potter himself in Harry Potter and the cursed child in London and i’m absolutely
100% in love with him!
His portrayal of Harry Potter
„I was familiar with the books and read
some of them, but I wasn’t a Potterhead. But it’s been great now to immerse
myself in it – I’ve gone through all of them several times now, and I’m going
to go through them again. I won’t stop making notes“ – Jamie Parker
It’s amazing how much time and effort this
person put into research and thinking, in order to bring us the most canon book
Harry with all his flaws and his strenghts he could ever be able to create!
And it’s not surprising to me that he 100%
suceeded! His interpretation of Harry screams BOOK HARRY every second he is on
stage and i can’t put in words how much i adore and appreciate him for this!
Here are some details of his performance i
absolutely love in no particular order:
„Jamie does Potter pain beautifully“ is written
as a slogan on one side of the theatre and it pretty much sums up why i love
Jamie as Harry so much.
He puts so much emotion in every single one of his performances and he
totally merges with his character.
In the blanket scene i love how soft he starts this scene off! You can
feel Harry’s desperate need to reach out to Albus and that he wants to share
this moment with Albus so desperately. It’s so much more heartbreaking to see
Albus rejects his attemp and it adds so much more sympathy for Harry’s character
(for Albus character too, but you have to wait until my Sam Clemmett
appeciation post for this).
Just then does Harry’s angry side bursts out, we all know so well from
the novels! The amount of emotion Jamie has in this scene is incredible,
especially when Albus (either Sam or Tom) plays along with this and they
escalate each other. It just shows what an incredible actor he is (although i
think it’s surprising he still has a voice after doing this every evening!).
I just love the way he screams and shakes in total horror after Harry’s nightmares,
i never saw someone playing such a scene more authentically and it amazes me every
time i listen to it!
I love how emotional and heartbreaking his acting in the Dumbledore scene
is. This scene always hits me very hard, hearing Harry/Jamie sobbing the „I
loved you, too“ line while desperately crying and oh the FEELS!
I love how he reacts when Harry sees his parents die. This is without a
doubt for me the most heartbreaking scene in the show! The way Harry/Jamie
screams in total desperation and collapses to the ground. His face, his eyes,
his body, EVERYTHING is spot on and i don’t think there is one single person in
the fandom who wouldn’t get a lot of feels from that!
He is so charming as Harry! This especially
shows at the beginning of the show before Harry’s relationship with Albus goes
downhill. His smile, the way he approaches Albus and how he jokes around at the
beginning, shows how well he got Harry’s charming side from the books. I know a
lot of people didn’t like Harry in cursed child due to the script, but i think
that would change for some people after seeing Jamie’s performance. He is so
likeable and charming as Harry and you understand why Harry does the mistakes
He gives so much life to Harry’s character and i love him for this.
He and Poppy have the most beautiful chemistry
on stage! I didn’t have anything against Harry and Ginny getting together in
the books, but i wasn’t 100% sold on this ship. But after cursed child and
Jamie’s and Poppy’s performance consider me Hinny trash! Their interaction,
their kiss, the way they looked at each other, it was just perfect and they
managed to sold me to this ship, which means a lot in my opinion.
There is so much i love about his Harry, but we will move on to the next
His silly, ridiculous and lovable personality,
which reminds me so much of Harry personality.
I wasn’t lucky enough to actually meet him
at stage door, but i only heard amazing things about Jamie Parker’s personality.
I’m following his Twitter account for a while now and i fell even more in love
This man literally is real life Harry
Here is some proof:
1) Sassy Harry (who doesn’t love sassy
2) Politically rebellious Harry
3) Hero Harry (yes he wanted to buy a drone to
rescue a little kitten from a tree)
4) I-appreciate-Snape’s-sacrifice Harry
He is a wonderful person, a VERY talented actor and
an AMAZING and INCREDIBLE Harry and i don’t think we potterheads could have
hoped for a better actor to play our beloved title character! <3
Why I like her Aside from the fact that she’s drop-dead gorgeous, she’s a really fun villain that causes really fun chaos. It’s never a dull moment when her wishes go out of control. Though aside from that she also has one of the most heartbreaking and sympathetic backstories in the show.
Favorite episode “Memory Blank”. Not only did it show how devastating her powers can actually be, but she also caused a big shift in how the show itself felt, how Danny grew as a character, and any action scenes involving her were more dynamic and fun.
Favorite line “I really need to stop granting every wish I hear.”
Favorite outfit Her standard outfit. JUST LOOK AT IT. DAYUM.
Brotp With Ember and Spectra. I’m actually pretty surprised she didn’t show up in “Girls Night Out” despite being kind of an obvious choice for an antagonist considering the A plot of that episode.
Head Canon She’s probably had to grant a good share of NSFW wishes because… again, just look at her. How could anyone resist?
A wish (How appropriate) Considering her backstory I wish there was an episode like “Beauty Marked” but dealing with her past. I wouldn’t want her to have necessarily turned into a good guy, but at least have this one conflict with her end on a more positive note.
5 words to best describe them - Voluptuous - Sympathetic - Deceiving - Entertaining - Tease
Does Sam still have demon blood in him? I can't remember if he was like purified or whatever.
WELL ANON this is one of those things that never really got clarified and as such presents a tantalising LOOSE END to be picked up by fanfic writers and also potentially (I wish I wish I wish) by the show itself. Yes, in S8 when doing the trials Sam suggests that the process is ‘purifying’ him (in, like, THE MOST HEARTBREAKING SCENE OF ALL TIME omfg), but of course he never completes the trials. And so. Even if he’s right (and not just delirious, drowning in self-loathing), you could argue that the process was never finished and so there might yet be traces of demon blood in Sam.
Personally my headcanon is that Sam still does have traces of demon blood in him (as he has traces of angelic grace - Cas wasn’t able to remove every element of Gadreel, remember). At the moment I’m, like, dying every week with how much I wish the show would tap into this for their ongoing storyline. Mary was of course (inadvertently) responsible for what happened to Sam with the demon blood in the first place - she made the deal with Azazel - so Sam’s powers re-emerging would force the two of them to address that issue (which mostly Mary seems to be handling by avoiding getting too close to Sam). Moreover, the British Men of Letters’ emphasis on killing anybody even remotely supernatural (MAGDA PETERSEN MY BEAUTIFUL PSYCHIC FAVE MAY YOU REST IN PEACE) would mean that a re-emergence of Sam’s powers would put him directly in the firing line, amping up the tensions between them and the Winchesters and providing the perfect staging ground for an articulation of the differences between how Sam and Dean have come to do things (closer to the way Sam has advocated since at least S2 - not killing monsters ‘unless they do something to get killed for’ [4x04]) and the BMOL’s approach (closer to S1 Dean or Gordon Walker, ‘it’s all black and white, there’s no maybe’ [2x03]), plus allowing Sam to get closure on the whole existence of his powers, all the stuff that was said by Dean in Season 4 about Sam’s powers defining him (”it’s not something that you’re doing, it’s what you are!” [4x21]).