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kittyichooseyou  asked:

I have a klk question, and I apologize if you've answered it before, but, do you find any significance in Ryuko taking a big bite out of an unpeeled lemon in her introduction? Like, was it just meant to make her seem hard? Or like, does it have some subtext I don't understand? Is she ever seen eating lemon/drinking lemonade as a background thing? I've always wondered about this. Thanks.

I gotta be honest with you: I’m atrocious at talking about symbolism. There’s a reason that my hundreds of essays hardly ever mention it. 

So… I haven’t especially covered this before, but I can provide some Thoughts.

First and foremost, the lemon scene has been largely understood as a homage to FLCL, a coming-of-age anime worked on by Gainax—the studio that Hiroyuki Imaishi and Masahiko Otsuka left to found Studio Trigger, which is the team behind Kill la Kill

In the first episode of FLCL, Naota, the protagonist, refuses to drink the rest of the sour, “Lemon Squash” pop that his friend Mamimi didn’t finish. He claims that he “[doesn’t] like sour drinks” and proceeds to toss the can aside.

However, at the end of the episode, Mamimi offers Naota the sour pop again, and his reaction changes. While he repeats his sentiment—“I told you, I don’t like sour stuff”—Naota doesn’t toss the can aside this time, instead guzzling the drink down.

So, when Ryuko, the protagonist of Kill la Kill, begins the first episode of her show not just forcing herself to consume something sour, but does so purposefully, without flinching… there’s probably something there. Kill la Kill’s director Imaishi did work extensively on FLCL, after all.

But what exactly is meant to be conveyed in either series is entirely dependent on how the “sour” symbol is understood.

On the one hand, the “sourness” could be a symbol of “first love.” For Naota to accept the drink in FLCL would be to accept an “indirect kiss” from Mamimi, who had been drinking from the can previously. The “first love” idea seems supported in Kill la Kill, with Ryuko noting, after Mataro steals her lemon (at least in the original Japanese script), “You’re that eager to learn what first love tastes like?”

Mataro: Bitch, don’t try to be all witty! I’ve had my first kiss!

And with the idea of “first love” comes the idea of childishness. Though it may have some… Unfortunate Implications, in both FLCL and Kill la Kill, it could be said that getting into a first romantic relationship is a sign of growing up. The fact that Naota initially refuses to taste “first love” represents his initial refusal to come of age—and the fact that Mataro in Kill la Kill insists that he has had his first kiss (or “get[s] way more action than [Ryuko]!” in the dub) represents his desire to seem “grown-up” and experienced.

Ryuko’s utterly blase eating of the lemon would then also imply that she has had romantic relationship(s) in the past and is not afraid of them.

However, with all of this, the “sourness” could simply be a larger metaphor: a metaphor of adulthood, maturity, that kind of stuff. Naota deciding to take in the sourness at the end of the first opening episode signifies that his show is going to feature his coming of age—something he initially didn’t want anything to do with, but that the story is going to push him to experience regardless. Ryuko immediately biting into a lemon could then signify that she’s already come of age, but—and more likely, considering Kill la Kill’s ending—it could also signify that she’s not afraid of the hardships, challenges, and “sourness” that comes with coming of age.

In this way, I also see the “sourness” as a bit of a metaphor for moving forward rather than running away. The lemon pop in FLCL is first featured when Naota struggles to tell Mamimi that his brother is seeing someone else—a hard, difficult, “adult” situation that’s not fun and not comfortable. Naota throws the can away, perhaps representative of how he wants to run away from this problem. At the end of the episode, though, Naota has revealed the truth to Mamimi, and he then drinks the pop, signifying that there’s no more running away: he’s growing up, whether he likes it or not.

But disregarding the FLCL tribute, a character introduction that features the character biting into a raw, unpeeled lemon is powerful on its own. It tells audiences right away that this character is badass—whether her lemon-eating is because she’s not afraid of growing up or hardship or “first love” or because of any other reason, you shouldn’t mess with this chick.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was wondering if you could educate me in theater etiquette? I got a ticket to see Hamilton here in LA. This will be the first theater production I've ever seen and was hoping you could tell me what are the do's and don'ts when watching. I don't want to ruin the experience for anyone else or disrespect anyone there! Thank you for any help!

Gasp! Hello anon! 

Dos:

  • Arrive early to the performance! When I saw Hamilton in NYC, I got to the theatre about 45 minutes before, because the audience volume is high, I knew I wanted merch, and I wanted to get a drink before the show. You should aim to be in your seat at least ten minutes before the show starts (which will typically be 2-3 minutes after curtain time is listed) so you can relax and not disturb others! 
  • Be nice to the ushers! Not only does this make their stressful night easier, but if you get the chance and they aren’t super swamped, they usually have amazing stories! 
  • Dress nicely. You don’t have to wear a formal gown or anything, but it’s a show! It’s special! It’s Hamilton!! When I saw it I wore a t-shirt swing dress and Keds. 
  • Clap and show appreciation!! ‘Alexander Hamilton’ is staged in such a way where entrance applause flows nicely, and there is a moment blocked to appreciate Ham himself. Cheer after ‘immigrants, we get the job done’ and yell during the Cabinet Battles! Show your love! Stand at the end!
  • Turn off your cell phone. OFF.  Apart from being hella rude and distracting to you and your fellow audience members, the actors can see every phone from the stage. Not the way to help them focus. Also, silent isn’t enough. The wireless signal MAY mess with the mic system, and while each actor has a backup mic too, you don’t want the sound techs to have to use them!
  • Pee before the show. Being that person who has to shuffle past a whole row is never fun, and bathroom breaks are the whole reason intermissions exist (that and to sell people stuff). If you don’t have to before, at least try to figure out where the bathroom is exactly, for quicker intermission pee times.
  • If you can, use cash for drinks and merch, it just speeds things up! 
  • Bring Kleenex. We know this show; you’ll need them.
  • Stage-door! Ask an usher where to go to do this after and you can meet some of the cast! But if you do, respect the cast as humans and know they may not stage-door. If they do, be nice and thankful, as they are in no way obligated to do this and are typically taking time out of going home to say hi and take pictures!! 

Dont’s:

  • SING ALONG. You are 100% okay to mouth the words, or do little chair-dances, but singing is not cool. People didn’t pay hundreds of dollars to hear your version of “Satisfied,” they wanna hear the contracted, Equity performer (Emmy, in all likelihood). 
  • Take pictures/audio recording/video recording. It’s not worth getting caught and kicked out of your first show over. People who bootleg are kind of pros at it, and you should focus wholly on living in that show’s world for the 3 hours you get to. Pictures of the set before the show (WITHOUT FLASH) are cool though! 
  • Rifle through your purse through the show. It’s louder than you think (I’ve been guilty of this before and only recently realized how annoying it is!) 
  • eat a fucking meal. Absolutely take advantage of the concession that most theatres have if you want to, but try to be respectful. If you get candy in a wrapper, unwrap it before the orchestra starts or during intermission, and try to get something quiet. And save the chewing for the louder bits! 
  • Talk. Intermission and post-show are perfect for this, and talking during the show just disrupts the people around you.
The Ghost show tonight was amazing! 9/23/16
  • I don't know what to do with myself right now I'm still shaking and it was like 2 or so hours ago.
  • Fuuck! If you get a chance to meet them after the show, DO IT. You must. I met everyone out of costume, even Alpha.
  • I'm so content with life right now and that's never happened to me haha. Best night of my life? Why yes, yes it is.
  • I want to see them again ASAP.
  • Earth has a mustache similar to Johnny Depp, so there's that. 🌚😍
  • Air has fucking dreads or some shit. And Mist is the prettiest blonde ghuleh I've seen. Ugh.
  • All of them are so cute and nice. Why are they PERFECT?! I legit talked to Papa and Mist for idk 30 mins each. Papa didn't want to leave us, even though they had to head out right after just to make the TX show tomorrow.
  • I asked him all the questions I could think to ask on the spot. Like which members are vegetarians (like me) and he answered, "3. Um, drums, keys..and guitar." He also said he wishes he were vegetarian but his eating habits are "childish" haha. I told him that's okay! 😂
  • I got 3 hugs from Papa and he just doesn't break eye contact. Like, if I were more sober, I would have looked away but gosh..how do you not get lost in those eyes?? He also smelled really fucking good. If you've ever smelled Acqua di Gio cologne..that's exactly what he was wearing! I know, because it's my favorite. I can detect it a mile away lol.
  • I'm trying to type this all out before bed so I'll remember everything tomorrow so bare with me!
  • So it was really cute when Aether (old Water) and Earth came back out of the bus, because Aether/Water had a gold sharpie with him to sign things, but left me with it. And when Air came out and signed things, he gave the sharpie back to me so I just kept it like ok it's mine now, thanks. 😩😭💖 *licks sharpie*
  • And when Aether/Water met me I introduced myself and asked his name he told me it was ___ and I was like oh, what do you play in the band?? And he said "it's a secret." 😆😍 that accent kiiiiillls me.
  • He also held my hand?? Like I was going in for a handshake and he used his other hand so he just held mine like WHAT A CUTIE!
  • Also, Mist was being secretive too, I asked her if she's permanent with the band now and she said she couldn't say. I asked her if she's also from Sweden (I didn't detect an accent) and she said "I'm from Ghost" and I said "ohhh..haha I see what you did there" and she laughed like..iiii can't tell youuu. 🌚😂 She said she was pleasantly surprised that the fans were so welcoming to her! Aww 💘
  • I feel like Papa really was interested in meeting every* single* fan that stayed to meet them outside the bus. He was genuinely there for us. I even left and came back because he was still there. I told him I was planning on bringing them all some American Halloween candy but I figured it'd be too sweet for them. He said "Ironically, you're exactly right! It is much too sweet for me to enjoy." And I was like ahh 😍 lmao I'm trash.
  • That's also when he hugged me 2 more times because he had to go. Like, he initiated the hugging because I was content with the one hug lol. But I gladly took the others. 😛 And his eye contact when I was talking just made me feel special. Lol I love them so much!
  • If you read this far, wow I salute you! 💖👻 I'll post pictures and videos soon.

anonymous asked:

hi <3 please help me get into hotshot! i've been listening to their songs for a while but i realized i don't know a lot about the members... where do i start? :o

I did something like this before but I didn’t do  a really good job so here we go:-)( sorry this was all I could think of at the time  about each member :s)

Sorry this is really long , but I hope it helpes 

We’ll start with the members first :

  • This ray of sunshine and one of the most precious human beings  is Hoshot’s Leader and Dad Junhyuk(choi Junhyuk) ( and yes he refers to himself as dad
  • He was a former SM trainee 
  • His nickname is Choi Giraffe ( if you see hotshot stand together in pictures , you’ll see why that’s his nickname )
  • He calls  his fans loves and write all his fancafe post by hand ;__; and it’s the cutest thing in the world.
  • He also likes to compose his own songs X , X( he made this song for their 1 year anniversary :’)))))

Next is Hotshot’s mom Timoteo ( kim moonkyu)

  • To get this out of the way he was also an SM trainee and he was one of the original members EXO, but he left because of the stress he got from his parents and didn’t want to  wait anymore.
  • Also he knows a ton of people such as Taemin , Kai, Niel , Sehun , kyuhyun  the list goes on. The other members make  jokes about  when ever they go somewhere to perform Timoteo would already know someone there.
  • He is also Hotshot’s main dancer and sub vocal and rapper
  • he was baptized as Timothy,which is where his stage name comes from
  • he’s also a really good dancer some examples : X,X,X

Next is Hotshot adorable krumper Kid monster

  • He’s Hotshot’s main dancer , lead vocal and since I’m a hotshot ™ a rapper
  • He loves doing his joker impersonation and his throat talent 
  • He was a former YG trainee
  • was a part of a krump dance crew ( i forgot the name of it srry :/)
  • his nickname is Kimon (short for kid monster), which is why you’ll see people tag him as that rather than kid monster

Next is Hotshot’s happy virus Sungwoon

  • If i remember correctly his nickname is Real man , why ,I have no idea
  • He auditioned for JYP ( revently found his auditon video here 
  • Says he can impersonate the Korean version of spongebob and squidward  X 
  • He’s their main vocal and he really does have an amazing voice( X)
  • oh and he also was a feature in Chad No future’s MV (i’m not going to link it , i’m doing you a favor)( i never watched the mv but i already know sungwoon was the only good thing about that MV

Next is Hotshot’s adorable awkward rap San ( yoonsan)

  • Well he is Hotshot’s main rapper and literally spits fire (X) (X) (X)
  • need more proof here’s his soundcloud (X) ( might as well just download his mixtape now )
  • he lived in france for about 7/8 years
  • he can impersonate megatron’s voice
  • honestly if you need to know more about him  just remember that he said one of his supporting moments was when he eats cheese
  • oh and he really like cheese burgers :”) (x)

Last but not least is Hotshot adorable maknae in charge of aegyo and imo hotshot’s 2nd selfie prince Hojung 

  • He’s Hotshot’s Lead vocal
  • Honestly he’s an adorable little dork , i mean come on one of his talents is dancing to my name’s  Just tell me
  • he used to be called K.HO
  • he also lived in Thailand
  • plus also there was that one time he had a rap battle against sungwoon  and got the title king of rap(x)

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Finally here are some videos to get to know them a bit better (in case you haven’t seen them already)

Here are  some of their pre-debut stuff here 

Vol.1 / Vol.2 /Vol.3 / Vol.4 / Vol.5 (warning might just steal your soul) 

Then here are some interviews you can watch of them  and their 24 hours video:

Also recently Hotshot debuted in the Chinese market so here was the music battle they did against timez (x)

If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing here are some snippets i’ve linked :

  • Watch Out  Chinese performance (X)
  • Manuel of Youth cover (X)
  • Hotshot Vs Timez relay dance battle (SRSLY WATCH THIS ) (X)
  • Hotshot little apple cover (X)

Then to end it all here are some other videos of them (none of these are subbed , but pls still watch them !!!)

Alright I think this is everything , ENJOY GETTING INTO HOTSHOT :D !!

What is Offensive/Negative to do/say toward Tan-Skinned Idols: Saying that said idols are “too dark”, Saying that said idols should wear lighter makeup/foundation so they don’t look “so dark”, Commenting that said idols should consider lightening their skin, Recommending whitening creams/lotions and/or similar treatments to lighten their skin, White-washing their photos

What Kyungsoo Has Done: Picked Jongin’s tan skin has his #1 charm, stated in the past (several times, if I remember correctly) that Jongin’s tan skin is sexy, has said that Jongin’s tan skin is positively unique and charming, Jongin has stated himself that Kyungsoo makes him feel good about his skin

What Everyone Needs to Understand: The episode hasn’t aired yet therefore we do not fully understand the context and meaning of everything that was going on, Based on translation I’ve seen - the reason Kyungsoo colored in Jongin’s picture was to highlight what he was choosing as Jongin’s best feature; therefore this should be seen positively and as a compliment because that’s what Kyungsoo was probably meaning to convey.


If this is not your culture (and no, it is not my culture.), please at least try to get a proper understanding before posting your opinions. and be careful with the words you say and the threats you make, solely because you do not understand/agree with their view points. That is no excuse to tell a person to kill themselves. And if you think it is - you need to reevaluate your understanding of right and wrong.



@ryoga-echizen replied to your post: What is Offensive/Negative to do/say toward Ta…”

lol but you didn’t address the aspect of him colouring jongin in with a black marker, you’re honestly pretty misinformed about what is and is not colourist. I understand soo’s circumstances are different as Korea is usually accepting of colourism but that doesn’t justify what he did. y'all can be stans but you need to acknowledge it when our idols do something wrong??

I’m very well informed of what colorism is. Everything that I listed in the first section of my OP is examples (mind you, just a few) of colorism. It seems like you are the one who is a bit misinformed - and I’m not saying this to be aggressive in anyway.

I didn’t address the black marker because it’s very vague and petty, and there isn’t much to it to argue about. Just as @kaidonutsuniverse replied: He colored him in black because he had a black marker to use. Black is just a color here. As much as a color as pink, blue, red, green, brown, or orange. I want to genuinely ask you if you would be equally as offended if perhaps he had a red marker to use and colored him in red, or a yellow marker to use and colored him in yellow, or a purple a purple marker to use and colored him in purple? I want to ask if you’re only offended because it was a black marker? You shouldn’t be offended by a color if it’s used as what it is–just a color.

And we’re not for certain of what color options he had to choose from, but it’s pretty obvious he only had (what I assume to be) a black Sharpie pen, because he used no other colors on any of his other drawings. What I would understand you being upset about is if he used multiple colors for everyone else, but specifically chose a black marker to draw, target, and mock Jongin. But he did no such thing. Black was the only color he used for everyone.

If you’re going to go off about solely Kyungsoo coloring in Jongin, it’s because he had to highlight their most prominent feature, and he chose Jongin’s skin. Every member has their own specific feature that has been noted on them since MAMA era. Chanyeol’s big ears. Kyungsoo’s heart lips. Baekhyun’s pretty fingers. Chen’s upturned smile. Xiumin’s cat eyes. Lay’s dimples. Sehun’s indifferent expression. Suho’s forehead. Jongin’s tanned skin. This is their irrevocable staple, and it has been since MAMA era. I guarantee almost every fic or fanart you can find will mention/have any of these features on said member. Because this has become part of the way we identify and describe them.

Now for the last thing I’d like to add, I’ll quote @jiminychimchimcheree, because she said it perfectly.

“To me, as a plus sized woman, I would be more offended if a friend drew me skinnier than drawing me round and plump, because my friend would say to my face “your body is beautiful” but reflect in their drawing of me a different view.

I don’t understand. Couldn’t it be seen as just as “offensive” to ignore his skin color or change it by keeping him light? This is why this shit is bullshit. People who get offended cannot ever really figure out why or properly explain it without me coming behind and having a rebuttal. Kyungsoo likes Jongin’s skin and so when coloring him, he drew him darker because he IS DARKER. That is the end of it. “

frejann  asked:

Helloo c: I have seen your aph DenPru on my dash and I've started to think it's a pretty great shipping! And I was just wondering, are there any canon events that support this shipping or is it just that they would fit very good together? Because I don't think I've ever seen them talk to each other in the original anime or manga

Hej!

It is indeed a great ship! 

And yes, there are canon events between those two uwu

They aren’t talking to each other in this one, but they were together beating up Russia, or at least trying to. ( and I am sure after this happened, they both talked ù 3u …)

Here the anime version of this event

( In the manga they also got introduced next to each other -) 

and let’s not forget this picture of Denmark Prussia took for his blog: ( ///3//) ♥

+ they fit very very good together. Prussia is probably the only guy who fits perfectly to Denmark and the other way round.

I explained my love for this pairing already in several posts before like this one  and this one  and this one

( u w u )d

laurenhansen  asked:

Hi, I'm kind of completely new to this fandom. I don't ship Olitz, because I don't feel like Fitz deserves Liv. Personally, I've always thought that he's selfish, immature, and self-entitled. He slept with Liv countless times, betraying Mellie, but when Mellie dared to sleep with Andrew because she actually loved him, Fitz threw a hissy fit and tried to take Andrew off the ticket. So I was wondering what you, as an Olitz shipper, think of Fitz as a character. Do you like him, or just them? xxx

Oh, flymetothelostmoon , you sure do know how to stir my little Olitz stan heart. Welcome to the fandom (be careful) and to my inbox!  To answer your question directly: I like Fitz  as an individual character as well as Olitz, the entity. Now, before I wax on about shipping my faves, might I offer a rebuttal to some of your views on Fitz? Ahhh, of course you’re gonna say yes, so let me just plough on…

I remain un-convinced that Mellie slept with Andrew because she was in love with him. She loved the way he made her feel, the attention he lavished upon her, the fact that he showed up for her so many years ago when she pushed everyone away. She had no one to give her that in a satisfying way. I had no problem seeing Mellie’s post-moralizing capitulation (before she attacks Andrew’s face she tells Olivia they are not the same and that she—Mellie—has the self-control that Olivia lacks *snort*) to indulge her desires with Andrew. My problem was with the ensuing hypocrisy from some in the fandom and critics. Celebrating Mellie for behavior they rail against as self-indulgent with Olivia and Fitz really pissed me off irked me from race gender perspectives.

For an alternative reading of the Fitz and Mellie fight over the Andrew issue in 315, read  No Love Allowed: Fitzgerald Grant and Audience Sympathy  #MonologueMonday. You might be unmoved since you are not a Fitz fan, but I’m always interested in complicating people’s views because life is rarely black and white, even if our brains find those perspectives more soothing.

Absolutely, Fitz  can be “selfish, immature, and self-entitled,” but ummm, I could easily say the same for Olivia, Mellie, Cyrus…you name a character. They all evince these qualities as some point or another. It’s called being human. I’m not going to regale you with qualities in Fitzgerald that I love so much (saving that for a profile on him) because that’s actually not the point. You have decided you like some characters and not others, which is perfectly fine. We all do this. To reduce Fitz, or any character, to just the sum of the adjectives above is to blatantly ignore the finer qualities that round them out as full characters. Doing so means we are abdicating responsibility as viewers for the highly subjective ways (we are subjects after all) in which we receive and interpret a character’s actions.  For example, there’s no need to deny Mellie’s sometimes petty, sometimes wretched behavior in order to celebrate her. I like her character, but she also gets on my gotdamn nerves—as do plenty of people that I actually love in my actual life.  You take the good, you take the bad. You take ‘em both and then you have: the facts of life. Oh, the facts of life… -_-.

I love Fitzgerald and Olivia separately and together. They are unbelievably frustrating (separately and sometimes together), but I find them compelling enough to try and understand them as individuals as well as the life essence they seem to derive from one another—in work and in love. 

I see people say things like X doesn’t “deserve” Y all the time. I see people saying that Olivia doesn’t deserve Fitz all the time, which is the opposite of what you are saying. I wouldn’t espouse either one of those sentiments because neither of these people are prizes that the other wins/is entitled to. Instead what I see is an steadfast bond that has traversed the obstacles of night-time drama their own making, refusing to become unglued. And oh how there have been chances! Both these people are stubborn, determined, and with the exception of their emotional needs, are used to getting what they want.

So how can I witness a moment like this:

 

and not view it as a moment of beholding. A moment of seeing beyond the masks that they both wear as candidate and fixer. A moment of mutual recognition and bonding. That’s why it’s a moment of silence. 

And where Olivia is concerned, how can I look at this moment:

 

and deny the pure joy on her face. Deny the fact that I have never seen her more happy than that moment when she stands naked and true, gazing back at an equally naked and true Fitzgerald.

To hubristically quote myself:

[Olivia] feels seen and understood by one man in particular, whom when they are in any way connected, delights her beyond reason.    When with him, she sees herself reflected back at her and the picture is good.—KP

It really is that simple for me. If ever I see that change, then I’ll re-evaluate how I feel about Olivia and Fitz together. But these two knuckleheads have not convinced me that they are done with each other. 

In conclusion,

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anonymous asked:

we talk about how much Louis "hates" Danielle...but the fact is he's actively pretending to have purchased a house for her to move in with him, and he visibly spends multiple nights out per week with her. for somebody who is "forced" to have a beard he plays along more than anyone I've ever seen. And obviously he is actively keeping up the charade to her friends because I'm sure she's not telling them her bf is gay. So does he pretend to sleep with her in that master bedroom every night or what

Anon, sorry, but… he’s actively pretending to have purchased a house for her to move in with him- the messy house situation where we’re supposed to believe he lives in 3 different houses and no house at all at the same time, but hey Danielle was seen with a furnite magazine so yeah, very active? And he visibly spends multiple nights out per week with her-  excuse me, but where??? We hadn’t seen them together in forever before London and even when they were spotted in LA in the spring/summer it was always with someone else or for very quick or evidently badly orchestrated situations where they made sure to be seen awkwardly holding hands together and then boom, lost. It was never, by the way, multiple times a week, at most, a few times per month. 

He is actively keeping up the charade to her friends because I’m sure she’s not telling them her bf is gay. So does he pretend to sleep with her in that master bedroom every night or what, You can believe whatever you want but I’m pretty sure 30 seconds with them together would show any thinking creautre that they’re not a couple, so there’s no doubt to me the few friends she keeps around when with Louis are perfectly aware of the situation. Common people know just seeing him alone or together with her for 10 minutes, I’m quite sure her closest friends (and obviously family) know. I also doubt he ever entered a room where she sleeps, or she would have made sure to snapchat or post even through martian means his mere presence there.

But please he plays along more than anyone I’ve ever seen is the biggest nonsense I’ve been sent in a long time. Who is it that you’ve seen? Louis and? Louis, I suppose. Two half smooches, pointless (and useless) papwalks in the DM, no red carpets, no social media interaction, no interviews, “does she like F1, I don’t know”, but 1 picture on her IG and a truly awkward one with Vardy and his wife. This is bearding, I’m not denying it. I’ve been saying it would be plain and full bearding since last December, imagine how tired I am. But to say this is active, willing, consistent bearding with Louis playing along more than anyone you’ve ever is a very silly provocation that betrays a massive hole in your knowledge about the matter.

anonymous asked:

Hello. I'm really sad about the new Fitzsimmons development. I feel like I'd be able to deal with it if only I had faith it'd all work out in the end. I think I've stopped believing in happy endings. It's like it's gone out of style which is even more disheartening. The writers think it's cool not to have them or they are too cynical or the series is cut short. I've lost the spark and it's bringing me down. I keep picturing them ending like Mark/Lexi or worse. don't know what to do - sad anon

Hello. It is sad anon again. I’m sorry about the earlier message. It wasn’t very positive was it? I shouldn’t have sent that you’re way. Anyway, I’ve decided if I don’t believe stories get happy endings anymore I’ll just have to make my own. I don’t know how but I’ll try. Thanks for having such positive posts and sorry again.

Oh darling, I am so sorry for the pain you’re going through. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t heartbroken too. But here’s the thing: the story is far from over. Leopold Fitz and Jemma Simmons are still very much alive, and the love they have for each other literally knows no bounds. 

Do they have things to work through? Absolutely. Honestly, there are unresolved issues going all the way back to F.Z.Z.T. that they haven’t explicitly addressed - onscreen anyway. But they’re alive. And they’re together. I really can’t stress that enough. They’re both alive and together. I’m not sure if you were in the fandom during season one, but there was genuine speculation that Fitz was going to die in the finale. What’s worse? The showrunners actually played into that speculation. It was one of the most stress-inducing episodes I’ve ever watched - even more than Purpose in the Machine. Like when Jemma said, “He’s alive,” I cried literal tears from relief. Even though we knew there was still something wrong and there was a whole new set of problems. But that’s not the point. The point is that Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge have poured so much into FitzSimmons, receiving such positive feedback from the audience, that the writers have had no choice but to increase their importance to the overall story. I mean, how cool is that?! 

Is there still a possibility that everything could end horribly? Well, I won’t lie. It’s a Whedon show. So yeah. But for some reason, I don’t think it will. Not anytime soon, at least. There’s just so much potential development for these two, so many conversations to have and emotions to sort through, that I know for a fact this is not the end. 

Do I wish the writers would stop torturing FitzSimmons and just let them have a peaceful moment for once? You bet. But I see this trial as an opportunity. An opportunity for FitzSimmons to further explore their individual feelings okay yeah I’m mostly talking about Jemma because let’s be real we’ve seen a lot of Fitz’s side. An opportunity for Iain and Elizabeth to shine even more. An opportunity for Fitz and Jemma to come together in new ways, ways that might not have been possible if they’d gotten together immediately.

Some of the best ships take forever to finally take off. For goodness’ sake, before FitzSimmons my OTP was Mulder & Scully, and they didn’t even kiss for SEVEN YEARS!!! No, this is only the beginning, my friend. I know this might sound weird, especially right now, but we’re incredibly lucky to be shipping such an awesome ship: two people that love each other so much they’d risk everything for the other, whether it be giving them space to heal or literally traveling through space to save them. If When they finally do get together, it will be a glorious day. And the best part? It will feel 100% completely earned. No doubts about if one feels more strongly than the other. No hesitations. Just FitzSimmons - like it always has been, just with a new set of doors open to them. (And okay, more kissing too.)

I still have hope for FitzSimmons. In fact, I’m hardly worried at all. Perhaps that makes me naïve, but I’d like to think it’s because I have no need to worry. They’ll get through it together. And so will we.

eowynprince  asked:

Hi, I just read the queston you answered about Mexico and was wondering whether there are any newspapers reporting that the government set the palace on fire? Don't get me wrong, it's not like I don't believe they did, in fact, I think they are very capable of such a thing, it's just that I've read some articles an none seems to even consider this option.

The problem with media in Mexico is that it’s controlled by the government. Newspapers, TV, magazines, all that is filtered by experts they hire to make sure nothing that could call the attention of international organizations ever gets out.

In this case, the people of Mexico are practically 100% sure that the government had something to do with the violent attacks because of several details that don’t entirely make sense. These are some of them:

  • First, you must know the authorities pretended to be deaf, blind and powerless for good 60 minutes while the protestants got closer to the National Palace doors. That attitude of the cops backing off all of a sudden is super rare. It doesn’t even happen in regular days where only turists wander around the Zocalo, so why would they take away the men they had there to preserve peace? Makes sense only if they actually wanted to create disturbance. Here are some pictures of the event. Take a look at the people around the entrance, those are the so called anarchists that set the door on fire.

With these pictures all over the internet and online newspapers, one would think the ones who started the fire were with the protesters who were actually only gathered there to march and light up candles. Nothing else violent. Now take a look to the post-fire photographs that naturally have less quality since they weren’t taken by the media but you still can notice who is there leading and who was later protected by authorities even though they just tried to burn down a national architectural treasure.

Do you recognize the guy there behind the cops? Let me do a close up.

That same man is seen in other pictures above and few others around the internet. He obviously wasn’t alone on this. Meanwhile some cops were protecting their National Palace, other authorities that surrounded the Zocalo began to arrest random people that weren’t even near to the crime scene.

Here’s a link to a video where it is explained again. It’s in Spanish, but the images speak for themselves and each detail is pointed out as well.

  • There is also the fact that as soon as the door began to burn down, actually getting damaged, a water curtain fell from above and it extinguished the flames completely. According to few sources (leftist blogs) those security measures weren’t there before, and it makes sense because why would you remove your cops and let something so unpredictable like fire grow unless you had already a contention plan against it? It is not like here protesters burn doors every time, that was another rare detail, so how could the National Palace be prepared to that but it wasn’t shield by authorities?

There’s just so much that doesn’t make sense in the way media sells it, and it is why so many have taken the responsibility to point out and make sure the world really sees how horribly their plan worked against them.