only reason i was ever interested in this show

  • What she says : I'm fine.
  • What she means : The reason HIMYM finale was a tragedy lies in the last seconds where Ted and Robin get back together. Not only did the writers destroy the most interesting and romantic couple this show has ever had, but they also gave the annoying stupid excessive male character his happy ending while ruining the independent woman and the sensitive womanizer. Worse, they admitted Robin should have been The Mother, which would have been catastrophic since she's never wanted kids. Also, Ted was ready to marry any girl. Robin never left Barney's mind. For Ted, there has been Stella, Victoria, Tracy, etc. For Barney, there was only Robin. She was The One™.

Okay, I’ve been looking at this theory on Reddit that boils down to: HR is gaaaaaay. And it actually has some things going for it.


  • HR’s partner is Randolph Morgan. Tess Morgan was E1 Harrison’s wife. We’ve seen that most relationships on E1 are reflected on the other Earths (Westallen, Snowstorm, literally everyone’s parents/ancestors since the beginning of time). 
  • A breakup with Randolph would explain HR being “exposed” back on E19 and him wanting to get away from there (including Randolph helping him to leave).
  • It would be a good reason for the heart-to-heart chat with Joe next week (which I really hope isn’t just a pep talk or “stay away from Cecile”).
  • HR is the only Harrison (other than E1 Harrison briefly) to be presented as someone interested in romance/sex/relationships at all. This might therefore have some bearing on larger plot points.
  • Flash is now the only Flarrowverse show that does not have an openly LGBT regular character.
  • The first role Tom ever played for Berlanti - on Jack & Bobby - was a gay guy who had just lost his job and been thrown out by his boyfriend. HMMM.


  • Tom has described HR as “a ladies’ man” and HR has (or will) hit on Caitlin, Cecile, and Iris. He hasn’t done anything similar to the men. But it’s not exactly unheard of for gay men to flirt with women.

anonymous asked:

I say Kalei, do you very check what random people tag you in? *Slides in overdue meme here*

Ah, for some reason your attachment did not go through, I only see text in this post.

And unfortunately I do not often go hunting for my tag in Tumblr. The “kalei” tag has a lot of stuff posted in it completely irrelevant to me and my interests, and “kaleidraws” only ever shows my own posts. Unless the Tamblr sees fit to send me a tagged notification message, I do not always see when random peeps tag me in things.

All that being said, if you are itching to bring something to my attention, feel free to message any time. I may not answer for a while, life being busy as it is, but I don’t mind peeps contacting me for whatever reason.

My top 5 favorite anime

I don’t watch much anime, but enough shows have been catching my interest to make this list. Top 5s are kind of pointless because they’re always subject to change and most of the time I like shows for very different reasons, but I still enjoy making them so here we go.

5. Toradora

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen this show. Actually, I don’t think I ever finished it, but I have fond memories of following these characters through one of the cutest love stories I’ve seen.

4. One-Punch Man

This show is just plain funny and it’s not the kind of humor you need to be in the anime niche to enjoy. The animation and music are fantastic as well in a “get pumped up” kind of way. Not to mention the interesting, complex lore involved with the Hero Association. The only reason I didn’t put it higher on the list is that it’s a bit lacking in the “heavy feels” department.

3. Erased

I’m only three episodes into Erased and I can already tell it’s one of my favorites. I don’t know exactly what directions this show will go in, but so far, it’s a powerful story.

2. Sword Art Online

I can hear the groans now, but I honestly have never been able to understand why people hate this show so much. I acknowledge the several flaws, but I believe the positives outweigh them. SAO has gorgeous animation, immersive worldbuilding, and quite the handful of poignant moments. I’m mostly referring to the original Aincrad arc, but I didn’t even think the subsequent Alfheim and Gun Gale arcs were that bad.


This show… where do I begin. At first glance, FLCL may seem like a hectic acid trip. Even if you choose to continue to see it as that, it’s still not bad due to how great the music and animation are, but beneath the surface lie layers of brilliant symbolism and powerful messages. At only six episodes, you don’t have much of an excuse not to watch it. It will make you uncomfortable at times, that’s intentional, but it will also inspire you.

I will let you read my mind.
I will send you the letters I’ve been writing for so long.
I will reveal the stories only the two of us would ever know.
I will sing you songs about my past experiences.
I will tell you all the things I’ve found interesting.
I will show you some of those strangers’ expressions when I smile at them.
I will introduce you to the adorable children I’ve met while walking on the streets.
I will explain to you the reason why I love sunsets.
I will make you feel how beautiful the sunrise is.
I will take you to the place where the fireflies lead me during my lonely nights.
I will let you experience all of that.
But don’t yell at me just because you want me to stop.
Don’t push me away just because you can’t take it anymore.
And don’t cry in front of me after you’ve heard the fast beating of my heart.
—  And in the end, I still won’t let you read my mind.

Mission Creep

Every killer I locked up thought they had a good reason. And that is how this ends; sooner or later, I’ll lock you up. Or find you bleeding out somewhere.

so that show mako mermaids or whatever is about 3 mermaid girls finding a merman after going hundreds of years of never seeing one and all i can think of is are there lesbian mermaids? like, there logically has to be i mean an all female pod of mermaids for hundreds of years someone has gotta be gay but for some reason the main characters are still more interested in the white boys on land like no there are pretty mermaids right there where’s my lesbian mermaid story WHERE IS IT

i always think it’s interesting when people use dean saying to cas “you’re like a brother to me” as an example that he has no feelings for cas beyond friendship, because i don’t take it that way.

to me when dean tells cas that he’s like a brother to him, you have to remember that the only brother dean has ever known (and i mean really known) is sam

sam, who is pretty much dean’s entire reason for existing. sam, who dean has died and killed for. sam, who dean would give anything to be happy. sam, who is dean’s touchstone and reason to keep going. sam, who dean loves more than anything or anyone else in this world.

sam is the way that dean relates to the world. sam is the constant in dean’s life. the one person who has always been there. even when sam was gone or in college or running away he was the way by which dean understood the world

when dean was four years old his father told him to look after sam and since then all dean has really known is that. all the relationships in his life are and have been dependent upon this one person.

so, when dean says to cas “you’re like a brother to me” what he’s saying in a lot of ways is “you’re like sam to me”

and god

i can’t think of a more beautiful way for dean winchester to say i love you if i tried

"Perks of being a Wallflower" Quotes Vers. 2

Aries: “It’s just that I don’t want to be somebody’s crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don’t want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it too.”

Taurus: “I just want you to know that you’re very special and the only reason I’m telling you is that I don’t know if anyone else ever has.

Gemini: "I am very interested and fascinated how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.”

Gemini: “I wanted to laugh. Or maybe get mad. Or maybe shrug at how strange everyone was, especially me.”

Cancer: “please believe that things are good with me, and even when they’re not, they will be soon enough. And i will always believe the same about you.”

Leo: “The inside jokes weren’t jokes anymore. They had become stories. Nobody brought up the bad names or the bad times. And nobody felt sad as long as we could postpone tomorrow with more nostalgia.”

Virgo: “I think the idea is that every person has to live for his or her own life and then make the choice to share it with other people. Maybe that is what makes people participate.”

Libra: “We accept the love we think we deserve”

Scorpio: “you’re a wallflower. You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.

Sagittarius: "There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”

Capricorn: “It’s strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.”

Aquarius: “Just tell me how to be different in a way that makes sense.”

Pisces: “I really think that everyone should have watercolors, magnetic poetry, and a harmonica”

I find it extremely odd that Emily and Alison both got new love interests around the exact same time. And not only that, but they got them without ever talking about what happened between them. With all of the hope and clues Marlene has given us, doesn’t this seem really weird?

I think they’re doing it on purpose, like there is a bigger plan for them and we just haven’t seen it yet. We are so close to the finale, there is almost no reason to bring in two new characters for love interests of one of the most popular ships on this show unless it’s leading up to something else.

Maybe I just have a little too much hope but the writers aren’t dumb. They have screwed us up a lot but they aren’t stupid. They read our tweets, our comments, Marlene knows how important Emison is to the fandom. At this point it’s obvious that there is something else going on. It’s not a coincidence that they haven’t had a solo scene this season, that they haven’t even spoken. Maybe it’s all leading up to what we’ve been waiting for.

Emison was compared to Ezria, the most popular, loved ship in this fandom. A couple that the writers adore. A couple we know is going to end up together. Maybe this was Marlene trying to say, just hold out, the time will come. Because to be honest, if the writers weren’t going to have them together, they would have written a scene where they say that the kiss was a mistake or that they just shouldn’t be together. But they’re not saying ANYTHING. I think no communication between them is sending a bigger message to us because it’s obviously so out of character, everyone can see that. It’s unrealistic. The writers know Alison and Emily better than anyone, maybe they’re waiting for the right moment. 

The only possible reason I ever fleetingly took an interest in Sleepy Hollow was Abbie Mills. I don’t watch TV shows much at all. Beyond the common increasing trend of, well, abandoning cable and network broadcast TV for internet TV services, I don’t even use much Netflix or whatever. But I took enough note to get the pilot on amazon when it got there, a few years ago while I was in school. With TV decreasing in relevance in many ways, that’s a major victory. Sleepy Hollow managed to get someone who wasn’t previously even a TV consumer to buy and consume its media. For a whole few hours, it had my ear.

And it was thanks to Abbie Mills. It was wholly because of her. Because of what a black woman contributes to a tired old genre riding Buffy and Charmed and Supernatural and we can continue going down the list with items of ever-decreasing quality. Abbie Mills needed to be there for the concept to be interesting to me. A Rip-Van-Winkle story of a man from the Revolutionary War? He’s only co-lead to a black woman cop in a modern setting fighting supernatural forces.

The implications of Abbie being there to inform the way the story could treat Ichabod, awareness of the history of blackness in the USA, gave the concept a rich potential that a white woman in the same place would not. It was a chance to kick calls to tradition in the teeth. (and modern racism loves those, to call back to a time when black people ‘knew their place). It was a chance for this white guy from the past who thought he was doing all the best for people who largely were at the time slaves, to learn to adapt to an emancipated world. It was a chance to take the tropes surrounding white women and purity and curses and corruption and smash it over our knee. The story would literally not be an interesting story without what Nicole Beharie brought to the concept through Abbie. It would never have caught my eye. Much less my money.

And I didn’t watch much beyond the pilot of Sleepy Hollow. Because it was soon extremely clear even early into the first season that while Abbie was supposed to be a lead, the show wasn’t going to ask the questions I hoped it would. It would shove her to the side for Ichabod unraveling mysteries about his dead white wife. It would make her go stand off somewhere while matters of importance progressed, until she and Ichabod had nothing to do with each other in how separate their interests and conflicts were.

And now she’s dead and any iota of interest I ever could have had is gone. TV is struggling. it’s struggling to make worthwhile concepts that catch interest. It’s struggling to retain an audience, or even identify who that audience is. But the simple act of just letting a black woman be the lead was a breath of life into stale urban fantasy tv drama. Just Beharie’s very presence was a reason to approach the concept in new ways and with fresh perspective and self-awareness. And it wasn’t a chance Sleepy Hollow chose to take. At this rate, TV producers have no right to wonder or complain about success or lack of success. Killing off black women, killing off lesbians and bi women characters, it’s killing off opportunities to do anything other than the same-old boring stuff. Which in business land is reliable.

Fox called Abbie’s tragic death “a bold move” but it’s not. It’s the least bold move possible, to kill off a black woman after she’s fulfilled her intended function. It would be one thing if it was Beharie’s stated choice to leave, so they killed her off… but I can’t find any information that indicates that.

Anyway regardless of what Abbie did for “building the mythology” of the series I honestly have to say I am not interested anymore. Because when you have the possibility of real history and real context and real content + meaning and you sacrifice it for… what? Any time someone chooses to move on from a black woman’s relevance like this because she’s used up or can do nothing more for a story they send a message about what they think black women are good for. And it’s the opposite message that I hoped to see when I was compelled enough to buy the pilot in the first place.