play poi

poi: *finale has root’s body mysteriously missing and the entire series ends with sameen shaw smiling the biggest smile we’ve ever seen after getting a call from the machine and said call was never heard by the audience while tm!root says ‘and maybe this isn’t the end at all’*

me:

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Amy Acker as The Machine #GoddessMode

Chocolate by The 1975 Lyrics

As heard:

Hey now, koi schplipi cushya knowthatcha will,
Oh, ya buy ya fren lie CHOCOLATE
YOU SAID a weeee go. Ah nobody know,
Wih GUNS HIDDEN UNDER OUR peh ee coh,
Oh,
We nebagonnaquiddi nu wenebagonnaquiddi no,

Now, RUN RUN AWAY FROM THE poison o’ ploo,
Oh, macaw, SMELLS LIKE CHOCOLATE,
HEY NOW, ah think about what you doWAH,
THINK ABOUT WHAT THEY SAY,
THINK ABOUT hahte thin,
Pois en play pois in play POOOIS eh,

OHHHH WE. GO. ANOOBODYNOHHHoooo,
Wih GUNS HIDDEN UNDER OUR peh ee coh,
Mmmmm, wenebagonaquiddi nuuu wenebagonaquidi NO.
Ye, WE DRESSED IN BLACK FROM HEAD TO TOE,
WE GOT GUNS HIDDEN UNDER OUR peh ee coh,
Nuuu, wenebagonaquiddi nuu wenebagonaquidi no.

Nuhh, yuh nebagonaquiddinuhyhnebagonaquiddi ih yuh don stah SMOKIN’ IT,
That’s What She Said ;)
SHE SAID, WE DRESSED IN BLACK FROM HEAD TO TOE, w GUNS HIDDEN UNDER OUR peh ee coh,
Mmm, we nebagonaquiddi nu wenebagonaquiddi no,

Hey now, we buldinaw speedy schlehh pro chinna HILL,
Oh, mah heh smez lie CHOCOLATE,
Hey now, ye sayyuh gonaquiddi buh ynebagonaquiddi gorgeddi gorgeddi gorgeddi gorgeddi
Go.
Play coo.

Uhhwee saydawee. Go. Anoobodynohoooo,
Wih GUNS HIDDEN UNDER OUR peh ee coh,
Mmmmm, wenebagonaquiddi nuuu wenebagonaquidi NO.
Ye, WE DRESSED IN BLACK FROM HEAD TO TOE,
WE GOT GUNS HIDDEN UNDER OUR peh ee coh,
Nuuu, wenebagonaquiddi nuu wenebagonaquidi no.

Well I think we bedda OH,
Siri asly bedda OH,
Seda beta ihyuh no,
Siri asly bedda Oohohoh,
Well I think we bedda OH,
Seda fetsa eeru no,
Siri feck a bedda no,
Siri asly bedda OOooh……..

Asedduwee. Go. Anoobodynohoooo,
Wih GUNS HIDDEN UNDER OUR peh ee coh,
Mmmmm, wenebagonaquiddi nuuu wenebagonaquidi NO.
Ye, WE DRESSED IN BLACK FROM HEAD TO TOE,
WE GOT GUNS HIDDEN UNDER OUR peh ee coh,
Nuuu, wenebagonaquiddi nuu wenebagonaquidi no. NO. no. NO..

(MINDLESS HOLLERING IN THE BACKGROUND)
Well I think we bedda OH,
Siri asly bedda OH,
Seda beta ihyuh no,
Siri asly bedda Oohohoh,
Well I think we bedda OH,
Seda fetsa eeru no,
Siri feck a bedda no,
Siri asly bedda OOooh……..


(i have never looked at the official lyrics and i never will… i want to preserve the magic…)

rinch prompt: harold the surprised pet lover

harold always thought he didn’t like pets. all that stuff about unconditional love weirded him out. he never realized how much uncomplicated joy he could find in caring for a living being who loved him for it.

after he realizes he feels this way about Bear, he comes to another, odder realization: that he feels similar joy in taking care of John - and upon that realization, he comes to want to take care of john even more…

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“It’s been such a blessing to get to play this role and especially to do it with Sarah Shahi who is beautiful and talented and wonderful. Yeah and it’s just … not hard to fall in love with her so it’s been a pretty easy part to play.”

“I’m so happy I get to work with this lovely lady. She is so easy to look at. She is so easy, as an actress, to play with. Okay. Alright … That’s not what I meant but alright.”

“To be able to do something like this again with Amy, whom I adore as a person and is so easy on the eyes, so easy to fall in love with her because of how she you know just physically looks.”

You girls are amazing … Don’t ever change. We love you ♥

What About A Root Prequel?

Since the introduction of Samantha Groves aka Root on POI, the writers had been dropping little nuggets, bits of info, about the character. I’m sure if POI were to have another 2 seasons, they’d probably have some Root flashbacks since they never did one for her. Sadly, it’s not meant to be.

Wouldn’t it be brilliant, though, if they made a prequel of Root’s character, featuring her background and what happened that propelled her to becoming who she was by the time we saw her on POI - a hacker-killer-for-hire? The last nugget about Root was revealed in 5.10 when she confided in Shaw that she had been hiding since she was 12. What happened there? All these factors spell development for a series. Judging by what the writers have given us in Root’s character on POI, her story is rich, 3-dimensional, mysterious, deep. A recipe for drama, humour, action and thrills!

Also, I’ve always been curious to know how she found out about The Machine/Harold. This journey could be the prequel’s finale when it ties back to Root’s introduction to POI in 1.23 “Firewall.” 

Furthermore, when asked if she would be interested in a Root spin-off recently, Amy Acker actually suggested a prequel instead, which she’d be very interested in (according to fans at the Supanova event). Even Amy sees a lot more potential stories in the character she’s played for the last 4 years. There you go. We already have the actor who’d be on board! :)

So, come on, Jonah Nolan. Root’s your character. You created her. You can have your former POI writers (Denise Thé, Amanda Segel, etc…) to develop & produce it! They all had a hand in writing and developing the Root character on POI. Seems like a no-brainer to me when it’s obvious there’s so much about the Root character that hasn’t been revealed. I mean, Root is a - HACKER & KILLER-FOR-HIRE, who’s been hiding since she was 12! She’s not in the system! So she would have to be living in disguise - meaning, countless cover identities!. Why? What happened in her life? Sounds so much like those superhero comics, doesn’t it? Just picture Root in different cover identities spread across the series. It’d be so cool, dangerous, hilarious, FUN! This could be pitched to Netflix. Oh yeah, forget about the broadcast networks. They’re still stuck in the misogynistic world of testosterone-filled programmes, still thinking that’s what viewers want. And those crazy 22-24-episode obligations! Too fucking long! Either the streaming platforms or cable would be ideal. 8-13 episodes per season.

I know it’s wishful thinking, but hey, when there’s a potentially good story, why not, right? Just look at all the spin-offs, sequels, prequels, reboots on TV and in film today. Even those that don’t deserve to have spin-offs or sequels/prequels  are being developed and picked up, ffs!

Anyway, here are some nuggets dropped on POI about Root but never elaborated or expanded which could be in the prequel….


Harold: What I made. It’s just a machine. A system.


Harold: What happened to you?





It’d be such a waste for a character like Root’s to not have an expanded life beyond POI, though. Just saying.

‘This simulation sucks’

‘You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.’ -  Stanislaw Jerzy Lec


Her face literally screams ‘It has to be a simulation’.
It’s awful, after everything she went through, she came back to her safe place except.. it’s not her safe place anymore. Not without Root in it.
It’s like she can’t accept that this is real. Yet it’s not a simulation. Not this time. 

After the 7000 simulations at Samaritan’s place where Shaw was ready to die because none of it was real, she now, for the first time in months, wishes this was fake. 
A simulation
A dream

Not a memory

Imagine Neil Josten: Pro at poi & hooping

I honestly can’t stop imagining it:

  • Neil sees poi spinning and hoop dancing one time (idk, through vids or in person)
  • He’s intrigued and impressed by the smooth flow of all the dancers’ movements and their seamless transitions paired with the flashing, glowing lights of the tools they wield; the mesmerising dynamics of it all makes him want to try it out for himself
  • And so he does
  • Robin online shops with him for the LED glow poi balls, sticks, nunchucks, and one large + one regular-sized LED hoop at first
  • At this point Andrew’s already graduated and on his new team, so he doesn’t know
  • Neil doesn’t think practising poi/hooping would particularly interest Andrew so of course he doesn’t mention anything, he’s always too busy simply adoring Andrew when they facetime or call each other anyway
  • Neil’s only supposed to have time for Exy, but he starts practising poi and hooping on the dl / whenever he can’t go outside because it allows him to simultaneously concentrate and relax
  • It’s not quite the same feeling running gives him but it’s a good feeling, especially on rainy nights or when he’s just feeling particularly homesick from Andrew, he’ll practise with the thought that one day he’ll show Andrew his Smooth Moves
  • Let’s just pretend Neil naturally has a good sense of body rhythm and so he gets real good, real fast after following Youtube tutorial vids and letting his body feel the music/do it’s own thang
  • Let’s also just assume he practises to whatever music other hoop dancers and poi spinners move to from vids he’s watched
  • Robin is v impressed because between Exy and poi, Neil’s got talent
  • She tries to record him but Neil’s actually embarrassed and doesn’t give his consent (which she respects pls ty)
  • She doesn’t tell Andrew either bc if Neil’s not saying anything, neither is she
  • It’s just a hobby of Neil’s and so he continues at it on top of Exy and leading his team
  • Then, Andrew comes to visit for a few days and they do their Andreil thang but the day before Andrew has to leave, it’s only during mid afternoon that Andrew starts to seem a bit off and tense
  • Leaving Neil affects Andrew the way having to see Andrew go affects Neil
  • So Neil suggests they go for a drive in Neil’s car
  • In Neil’s car, secretly stocked with his poi paraphernalia 
  • Andrew merely gets in the driver’s seat and doesn’t even need to ask where to before Neil points in some random direction and off they go
  • Turns out they end up driving along a completely open road, no one around for miles
  • Amidst no buildings, alone together and under the stars, they stop and take a breather (a.k.a they whip out the ciggies while sitting on the hood of the car)
  • “Gonna miss me too much then,” Neil teases, questions, states and Andrew just puffs smoke at him in acquiescence
  • Neil flushes and an idea suddenly springs to mind
  • He casually says he wants to show Andrew something
  • Despite the Silent Minyard Treatment, Andrew’s confusion when Neil takes out his hoop and poi items is a sight to behold
  • Neil tells Andrew to pick one and with a raised eyebrow but an otherwise unimpressed gaze, Andrew picks the nunchucks
  • Neil hands Andrew his phone, the playlist ready, and asks Andrew again, “Pick one.”
  • Neil smiles a beautiful smile and says, “Just watch. You can record me if you want.”
  • And when the music starts, so does the show
  • Neil puts on a show for Andrew the likes of which he’s never seen before
  • Cigarette fallen to the ground, Andrew’s like Excuse. You. What. The. Fuck.
  • With the stars above and the darkness around them, Andrew is the moth and Neil is the flame
  • Simply stunning
  • Neil is hypnotising
  • And Andrew is burning
  • Andrew is fucking mesmerised, he feels ignited from within, and for the duration of the first song, he tries not to be so stunned / tries to not let some alright moves affect him so???
  • When Neil stops, Andrew thinks he won’t stand for that however
  • Andrew Minyard is So Gay for Neil Josten right now
  • He is so fucking here for this, yes
  • The hoops,” he grounds out and Neil only smiles, swapping out the nunchucks for the large hoop as the song changes
  • Andrew is just so hot for the way Neil moves, from his hips to his legs to his arms; the way Neil spins that shit around his body, all over and across and around his whole damn body
  • Andrew’s completely transfixed on all of Neil, he’s unable to look away and he has no need for a recording
  • Is Neil an idiot: pfft yes, because Andrew, oh, he won’t forget this 
  • The show goes on for a while as Neil expertly wields all that glows and demonstrates what he’s got using every equipment he has, each to a new song
  • When it’s all over, Andrew has to get himself in order
  • “Cool, right?” Neil grins and Andrew gets a hold of him immediately
  • “Yes or no?”
  • “Yes—”
  • Needless to say, passionate things were done on and inside Neil’s car and when Andrew leaves the next morning, though they’re both eager for the next time they’ll see each other, the distance doesn’t seem too bad
  • Not when Andrew has the vivid images of Neil poi spinning and hooping in his head, and Neil has the knowledge that Andrew quite frankly enjoys Neil’s new hobby (and skills)
  • One day soon after, Neil gets a package and finds that he’s been given an LED light staff, accompanied by a short message: Use this next time.
  • And so Neil masters wielding the staff
  • Neil let’s Robin record him after he finds a cool song to move to and Neil sends the video of him using the staff to Andrew who immediately replies with a, ‘don’t send vids to me.’
  • Robin tells him Andrew meant that he wants to see Neil show him in person, but also Neil should send vids to the original Foxes
  • And so Neil does
  • Nicky loses his shit and demands more videos (also implores Erik to take hooping lessons with him), Dan and Matt are so impressed and proud (they also want more videos); Renee praises Neil’s skill, Allison curses that she never even thought to bet that this could be a thing, Kevin scolds Neil and tells him not shirk on Exy practice (which he doesn’t, obvs, but then Neil sends them a vid of him wielding his Exy racquet LOL), and finally, Aaron doesn’t care for it at all… but when Katelyn tries hooping, then Aaron does care for that very much
  • Let’s just say Andrew feeds Neil’s poi hobby more than he does his Exy obsession 
  • He buys Neil all the poi and hooping gear and equipment
  • The only thing Andrew and Neil both know Neil won’t try is fire poi; ain’t about dat life
  • Whenever the Foxes get together they make Neil dance for them; basically it’s his party trick, one that no one gets tired of watching
  • Sometimes, when Andrew needs to anchor himself, the image of Neil dancing with glowing and flashing lights is enough for Andrew to concentrate on and calm him
  • Nothing is better than seeing Neil dance for him in the flesh though
  • In the future, any time Neil wants to put on a show for Andrew (whether he knows Andrew’s having an off day or whenever they go out for drives and stop in the middle of nowhere), Andrew does not object to it at all, ever.
ALRIGHT Y'ALL PREPARE UR BUTTS

So my mom told me more stuff about what happened at the mega pokemon center today and so here’s what happened:
-She stopped by to get a rowlet plushie (which along with the other starters and legendaries have been released) when all of the sudden?!
-AAH! A bunch of workers in Team Rocket shirts come out!
-They start yelling that Sakaki-sama (Giovanni, but like with a super honorable title?! Oh my god) will be coming soon…
-AND THAT EVERYBODY HAD TO START PRACTICING SAYING, “SAKAKI-SAMA BANZAI!”
(So like cheering for Giovanni essentially)
-So i’m guessing my mom got in the act, which is hilarious from my stand point.
-Eventually Sakaki-sama~~~ came out and in order to take a picture with him…
-YOU HAD TO PLAY JANKEN POI AKA ROCK PAPER SCISSORS
-THATS RIGHT, ROCK PAPER SCISSORS WITH THE HEAD OF A FUCKING MAFIA
-If you won, you got to take ur pic with him!
-My mom ALSO asked when the other bosses are gonna show up
-The employee said that a NEW BOSS WILL SHOW UP EVERY WEEK
-THAT’S RIGHT Y'ALL, ONE WEEK TIL MATSUBUSA SAMA GRACES US WITH HIS BEAUTIFUL FACE (AKA MAXIE FUCK YEEE)
She’ll try to go every week for pictures, so STAY TUNED Y'ALL
@cherry-jacks here u go brah
FEEL BETTER!!!!