If this is the last season I'd better see evidence that they live together otherwise I'm gonna smash something.
“My lease is up in a couple of months.”
Mulder adjusts the rearview mirror, glances over his shoulder to merge onto the highway.
“Oh, yeah?” he asks. “Well, you should probably think about something a little smaller, maybe a hybrid. That SUV is a little ostentatious now that you’re a fed again, don’t you think?”
Scully glances up, studying his profile for a moment before returning her attention to the file in her lap.
“No, I, uh…I meant the lease on my apartment.”
She reaches to turn the air conditioning up a notch.
The white noise of the road is deafening for a few moments. The rumble of the tires on the highway, the sound of the cold forced air blasting, the classic rock station they’re listening to cutting to a commercial for a mattress store’s clearance sale.
Mulder doesn’t say anything for what seems like an eternity.
Scully swallows and highlights a paragraph on the medical examiner’s report she’s been reading. Her pulse is pounding in her ears and she can feel a ridiculous blush creep up her chest. Really, it’s only been the 30-second spot for the mattress chain that he hasn’t replied, but god, he could say something, after all, it’s not like she hasn’t started sleeping over more again and-
“Well, I still think you need to look into something more economical than that monstrosity you’ve been driving lately, Scully. What kind of gas mileage are you getting with that thing anyway?”
She stares at him. Mulder drums his fingers on the steering wheel in time to an awfully upbeat ditty for a local auto parts commercial jingle. His eyes, hidden behind his sunglasses, don’t leave the horizon and betray nothing.
“Mulder, I just told you that I’m going to be homeless unless I start looking for another apartment soon. Why are you still talking about my vehicle?”
He’s quiet again for a beat too long. They sit through another few commercials before the classic rock station finally returns. Glenn Frey starts crooning about a peaceful easy feeling that Scully most definitely cannot relate to presently. She shouldn’t have said anything. What could she possibly have been thinking? He’s not ready, this is too much too soon. She should give him an out. “Mul-”
“Scully,” he begins at the same time, and she’s starting to tell him to just forget about it but her breath catches when he barrels over her, “the way I see it…you’ve always had a home to come back to.”
Scully closes her eyes, tries not to hope.
“And besides, we’re going to need a more fuel-efficient car if we’re going to be driving into work from the house. You know the pick-up ain’t gonna cut it.”
He chances a quick glance in her direction before returning his gaze to the road. “Find anything interesting in that autopsy?” Mulder’s right hand comes off the steering wheel to settle on the arm rest in between them. His palm is tilted up.
She recaps the highlighter and slides her left hand into his right. “Not sure yet. We should probably go over it together.”
Seeing a sign for a rest stop ahead, Mulder flicks on his turn signal and moves over to get off the highway, squeezing her fingers lightly. “I was just looking for a good time to stop and get out of the car.”
I don’t look the best in this picture but I have so many feelings for this.
One time I was in Disney World with my family and a friend of mine. My friend had never been to Disney but I had, it was my 20th time going at that point. My friend was interested in characters more than rides, she insisted on meeting every Disney princess before we went home.
Well, we were in Epcot one day, and my family had no interest in tagging along with us to go meet tons of characters, so they went off and did their own thing while my friend and I traveled country to country meeting characters. The final character we met that day was Aurora, and I will never forget that. It was a few weeks before my 16th birthday and I was wearing one of the “Happy Birthday!” pins with my name on it - and she called attention to it immediately. She got excited and she asked my age. When I answered “16”, she clapped her hands and smiled. “I met my prince on my 16th birthday! Have you met your prince yet?”
My heart froze for a second, I was caught off guard. But looking into a happy princess’ face in silence is hard, and I responded, without thinking; “I’m actually into princesses.” Her face didn’t change from the smile, in fact it got brighter.
“Oh! Then have you met your princess then?”
That was the single most relieving thing I had ever heard. I’m a lesbian and I’m out to my friends, not my family. I had tried coming out to my family at that point, only to be met with “You’re too young to know that.” Multiple times. I was forced back into the closet at home where I stayed, and still am.
But getting the chance to openly say that to a princess, and have her happily respond was amazing. I was happier than imaginable. And even though, no, I hadn’t met my princess yet, I found one that loves me.
Aurora gained a special place in my heart after that. She hugged me and I could barely keep myself from crying while the pictures were being taken. I will never forget that.
things happen, so please try your best to not beat yourself up when things go wrong, and try to not let your tunnel vision haunt you and make you forget how amazing and beautiful you are - thank you for trying your best everyday; even if the people around you don’t thank you for it, i do: i’m so proud of you, so please keep going, not for anyone else, but for yourself, do it for you
Do you ever find yourself disliking a character because of their fans? You try to separate the fans from the character, but it’s just so difficult. The fans can make you love or hate a character based on which unnecessary reaction they have.
If the reaction consists of all this unearned praise and this idea that this character is above reproach, then you’re gonna end up hating the character. I’m talking about those characters where the fandom thinks it’s a good idea to infantilize them and make them out to be ‘good guys’ even when they’re not.
If the reaction consists of all this vitriol and unnecessary hate, then you’re gonna end up loving the character. I’m talking about those characters that are just as guilty as the other characters, but they’re still hated for it. In fact, they’re hated even more for it. They don’t do anything anyone else on the show doesn’t do, yet they get the most hate.
It’s just so odd how the fandom can cultivate your viewing experience.
yeah. you’re right. did i ever say you were wrong? i know not everyone has to like them.
what pisses me off is when people say SU is nothing BUT filler, or that the filler episodes aren’t important.
what pisses me off is when people say “i like SU but i only watch the plot episodes”, or that certain episodes serve no purpose.
first of all, what IS your definition of a “plot episode”? anything that involves the gems, or mentions the diamonds? if that’s what you believe the “plot episodes” are, then it is not an opinion. it’s straight up false.
steven universe does not have a singular plot, nor does it NEED to have one. cartoons don’t need to have overarching plots to be entertaining. yes, SU has plot, but not just a singular plot. it has multiple story arcs. some are seperate, some overlap.
for instance, the zoo arc and peridot’s redemption arc are two entirely different arcs. they involve different stories, different characters, and different moods.
there is no singular plot in steven universe, just multiple story arcs that come together to make a whole series. like…a comic book. and rebecca sugar, the show’s creator, was a comic book artist BEFORE she worked on SU.
and another thing, SU isn’t complete without its “filler episodes”. there needs to be a balance. steven is half gem and half human. we need a good balance of both gem episodes and human episodes. steven may be half alien, and every one of you out there may love aliens, but steven is a human child as well. and some of you forget that.
these “filler episodes” give steven the human interaction that he needs in his crazy alien-filled life, and they develop on the human characters, who, like them or not, ARE important to the show.
once again…i know. nobody HAS to enjoy the “filler episodes”. i know i groan at them sometimes myself. but…that isn’t the problem here.
if you think that only episodes that involve rose, the gems, and the diamonds are “important episodes”, then maybe steven universe isn’t your type of show. if you want “plot”, take your ass somewhere else, because whatever you’re looking for isn’t here.
“Like attracts like” “You attract what you are” “Feel positive and positive things will happen to you”
If you know anything about the Law of Attraction, then you’ve surely heard one of these phrases first. But, what if you aren’t feeling great at present? What if you’re feeling a negative emotion and forcing happy feelings feels fake? If that is the case then before you know it, you feel like the Law of Attraction just isn’t for you.
However, there is a very simple way out of this:
You may not be the person you want to be yet, but you can assume you are. For 5 or 10 minutes a day you can close your eyes, shut off from the world, and bring a loved one or a friend in your mind’s eye. You can imagine them looking at you and being amazed, envious or supportive of your New You. You can see them confirm the change in you that you want.
Examples: Wealth: They praise you for being so financially successful. They wonder how you became such an overnight success! Love: They tell you how happy they are for you, how your partner compliments you. Health: They tell you how healthy, happy and lovely you look! They’re now asking you for advice!
In your mind’s eye, you can hear a conversation that will imply it’s already done. Whatever you want, it’s already done. Take someone’s voice that you can hear internally clearly. This is the power of manifesting. Try it and write to me in a few days or weeks when you notice the changes in your world!
Normally you hear about South-East London, and you hear about all the stuff that goes on down there, all the negative things, and the tabloids kind of stay away from all the positive things that happen that I see every day, which kind of outshines the negative.
Some wants needs for the characters of Degrassi: Next Class in seasons five and six (don’t read this if you haven’t seen season four and don’t want any spoilers).
For us to see her take counselling sessions on her self esteem issues and finally dig deep within herself.
No boy drama. The only story line she’s had within this whole series that doesn’t revolve around her love life (off the top of my head) was when she got called out for being racist, and even that was intertwined with her Jonah plot in some ways. She needs something more to become likable.
Seeing her steps towards recovery.
Seeing her actually have a real friend for once. It’d be cool if she connected with a new student or someone we haven’t gotten to know enough (special shout outs to Rasha or Vijay) and they inspired her to work on herself and be kinder. She just needs someone in her corner.
Her academic life could be interesting, given her intelligence. Maybe if she joined a club of some sort and we saw her put time into that.
Watching how people outside of their immediate friend group react to their identity and pronouns. Family members, teachers, new students.
She and Saad need to stay together forever.
It’d be cool to see her maybe discover she’s pansexual while still with Saad. A story line like that could show how normal it is to realize different elements of your sexuality while in a relationship and how that doesn’t have to break it up.
Continuing to see her play the supportive role in her friendships with others. She’s amazing at that.
Only positive things are allowed to happen to her in the future.
A plot where she gets an injury that puts her track career in jeopardy would be interesting, since that seems to be her only plan and she hasn’t had many good story lines anyway.
She and Zoë need to stay together forever.
I’m satisfied seeing her play the supportive role, she just needs a new close friend or friends to take Goldi’s place (special shout outs to Lola, Saad, and Baaz). She could easily get along with almost everyone.
It’d be great to be properly introduced to her family or friends from back home (outside of the ex with bad breath).
Only positive things are allowed to happen to her in the future.
He and Lola need to stay together forever. Yes, twice.
Like Rasha, more on his family life would be great.
Seeing him continue to recover from trauma back home in counselling sessions, how his photography evolves, those sorts of things.
Only positive things are allowed to happen to him in the future. The boy has had enough.
How his friendship with Yael progresses.
Someone to read him for filth the way Santana did with Kurt, just for the fun of it.
Something needs to happen for this boy.
He has the least to work with.
Okay, maybe seeing him get a job or get into a relationship with a really interesting, new character.
It would be cool to see him more as a brother if it weren’t for Goldi being gone. So Baaz doing some babysitting work wouldn’t be terrible.
Aside from seeing him as a supportive friend, it could be cool to see him join student council. Maybe even as president?
Seeing him in a relationship that’s not pointless like the one he was in with Tristan would be nice.
The ideas fans have had based around her pursuing modeling are brilliant. Nothing to add.
Future Characters (not confirmed or implied; they’d just be interesting to see)
A main character with one of their senses lost, since that’s not too common on television.
A transgender character who, unlike Adam, transitions after being introduced to the show (maybe beginning it a season after we first meet them).
An asexual character.
A healthy polyamorous relationship that’s not what they did with Esme/Frankie/Zig or what they tried to do with Jack and Imogen.
Your shindeku drawings are always a delight! How in your opinion, would mama deku react to first meeting her son's new 'friend'.
I imagine Deku to be the type of son that likes to share happy stories and memories to his mother… so naturally if he gets into a relationship, his mom will know all about it.
Exception to the rule of sharing happy stories would be, of course, anything related to One for All. But I think aside from that, Deku would share most positive things that happen to him. (Only positive things, because Deku wouldn’t like to make his mom worry.)