‘i was unaware that there was an organized zombie crawl going on and i didn’t realize you were in a costume and i screamed in your face because i truly thought i was facing a zombie invasion’ au
‘i got caught staring at my adult neighbour raking up a bunch of leaves in their backyard and jumping into them and now have to awkwardly pretend i saw nothing’ au
met at a pumpkin patch fighting over the same perfectly round and picturesque pumpkin au
‘me and my roommate decided to decorate our house for halloween but got really into it, and ended up re-enacting several scenes from nightmare on elm street so loud the neighbours called the police to investigate screams’ au
'i ordered a pumpkin spice latte at starbucks and you made a heart with the foam and i decided to drink it here so i can smile at you some more’ au
'this stranger on the street corner looks like they’re severely unprepared for this cold weather, here, take my scarf, i was planning on donating it to goodwill anyways’ au
my friend can’t stop talking about how they want to set me up with their other friend so we start texting each other and they’re hilarious but shy about meeting and ALSO there’s a cute bike delivery guy who brings my mail at work and winks at me whenever i sign for a package AU
i’m obsessed with a food blogger who writes about cheap ways to be gourmet in your 20s and i flirt with them over comments but they never post pictures of their face and ALSO there’s a really cute grocery bagger at the store down the street who teases me and always asks to join me for dinner and i definitely want to say yes AU
there’s an overnight IT person at school who always answers the phone when i call about a problem with my computer and i totally have a crush on their voice and their exasperation and ALSO the bakery down the street is always running out of my fave scones and the adorable person behind the counter can’t hide their amusement and i think it’s super rude but also super cute AU
our kids are bitter rivals and the only time we ever meet is when we’re both called to the principal’s office and whatever maybe i think you’re kind of cute but your kid’s a monster and ALSO someone keeps buying the last everything bagel at my favorite coffee shop 2 minutes before i get there in the morning and has heard about my plight and has started leaving me bragging notes about it AU
i hired a dog walking company and i’ve never met the person who comes to my apartment but they leave me really cute notes and they give my dog presents and i kind of love them because my dog does and ALSO one of the artists at this gallery opening is hella cute and i want them to paint me like one of their french girls AU
we’re both prefects and we broke up a food fight in the great hall, but it got messy and dungbombs were involved, and now we’re both disgusting and in immediate need of a bath, and it’s okay, we can both use the prefects’ bathroom at the same time, i promise i won’t look
hi, you don’t know me, we’re from different houses, and i’m not exactly sure how to tell you this, but i think your cat is in love with my toad??
you walked in on me practicing for datda in an empty classroom, and have now inadvertently discovered that my boggart takes the form of a butterfly, please stop laughing
we’re partners for an essay project in history of magic and we need to get a book from the restricted section, but i’m not sure how the books are organized in this section, and you won’t stop trying to find weird sex books, like, no i don’t think they keep the wizard’s kama sutra in the restricted section, what is wrong with you?
we’re partners in divination, and i’m reading your tea leaves, and i don’t know what i’m doing, so i just am guessing on images, but somehow every image i guess ends up having a romantic connotation, i swear i’m not doing this on purpose
i am muggle born and/or know nothing about professional quidditch teams, but i heard through the grapevine that you’re really obsessed with the chudley cannons, and omg, did you know that’s my favorite team too?? (please don’t ask me questions about it)
we’re both in gryffindor tower and everyone is asleep except us, but it’s thunderstorming and i never noticed how loud thunder is up in this tower, haha, i’m a little freaked out, would you mind if i just sat in your bed with you? just until it’s over? absolutely no homo?
i am sorry i accidentally transfigured your goblet into a gigantic, venomous spider, at least madam pomfrey was able to bring down the swelling, and look, i brought you some chocolate frogs
you know, i was joking when i suggested you jump into the lake and see if there really is a giant squid, and i’m still not sure why you needed to take your clothes off to do this
how was i supposed to know you’d react to firewhiskey like that??
i am headboy/headgirl, and i’ve been asked to give a presentation on safe sexual practices, and you will not stop asking me uncomfortable questions to embarrass me, please stop, i know you know the answer to that, we did it last night
um, i don’t know you, but you are headed right towards the grounds, and i don’t have time to explain that i accidentally let all the blast-ended skrewts out of their cages, stop asking questions, you need to RUN
the one where you only see color once you meet your soulmate(s) (so you don’t know them until you see them), and it goes away when they die
the one where you don’t know your soulmate(s) until you touch them
the one where you don'y know your soulmate(s) until you hear them speak, or hear them speak a certain word; your name, for example
the one where you get the name of the person in their handwriting on your body somewhere at a certain age
the one where the first thing they say to you appears instead
the one where you get each others’ fingerprints
the one where you get matching marks/symbols/tattoos
the one where your marks or words that change depending on what’s going on with your soulmate(s)
the one with the clock that counts down the time until you meet your soulmate(s) (multiple clock for multiple soulmates? one click until you meet them both? unexpected third soulmate showing up after the clocks drop?)
the one where when you sleep you dream of whatever they’re experiencing from their point of view until you find them, or AFTER you find them
the one where you can straight up talk to them in dreams until/after you find them
the one where you form a telepathic/empathetic link until/after you find them
the one where you share extreme physical sensation until/after you find them; if one of you hurts the other one hurts, if one of you is getting lucky the other one gets a little hot and bothered
the one where the closer you are to them the more aware of them you become, and you find them playing a hot/cold game; for instance, colors get brighter and brighter the closer you are and fade into gray when they’re too far away
the one where once you turn a certain age/one night a year you swap bodies with them for one night and you have a limited amount of time to leave/collect clues to their identity
the one where being next to your soulmate(s) can heal you from things people don’t normally heal from
the one where only your soulmate(s) can kill you (maybe you can still be killed by age/disease, maybe not, maybe you become vulnerable only after you lose your soulmate(s))
the one where reincarnation is also a thing and meeting your soulmate(s) either unlocks or erases memories or your past lives until the next one
the one where in universes with magic meeting your soulmate(s) activates your powers/unlocks more powerful magic
hey friend, do you have any Dick Grayson headcanons?
um, DO I
of all the Batkids he’s the one least likely to abuse Bruce’s money. armed with the Bat Credit Card he’ll still come home with a family-sized bag of generic cereal and whatever store brand shampoo smelled best. he is not a spendy boy.
as opposed to his siblings, Jason “fuck you I died I deserve nice things” Todd, Tim “do you have any idea how much money Bruce makes literally nothing could even dent his bank account” Drake, Cassie “I have literally no concept of money and I’m Bruce’s favorite anyway” Cain, and Damian “no reputable cereal comes in a bag” Wayne.
speaking of which, he’s a fashion disaster. Gotham gossip sites are always shitting themselves over how good he looks in a suit but that’s all Alfred’s doing. left to his own devices Dick would happily spend his entire life in sweatpants.
he’s not a slob though; he really likes being clean and FEELING clean. he’s got a really strict laundry regiment, washes his sheets every two weeks, showers almost every day, etc.
he shaves most of his body hair, like pro swimmers do. I’m talking smooth legs, minimal armpit hair, meticulously manscaped pubes. Babs (who fucking hates shaving her legs and mostly gives it up by the time she’s like… 21, tops) will get hypnotized petting his smooth smooth dolphin legs when they’re cuddling.
he can cook when he has time for it but when the hell does he have time? so he lives off a lot of Lean Cuisine and 3 AM bowls of Lucky Charms.
personal headcanon to justify why so many artists draw his hair so short and ugly: he’s really bad at making to get it cut, and it doesn’t really look bad when it’s a little overgrown, so he can get away with it for a while. but when he goes in he always ends up getting it cut way too short so he can go awhile without having to get it cut again. it’s a vicious cycle.
this is p much canon but he will smalltalk… anyone. anywhere. the guy who owns the cornerstore. the uber driver. the cool street performers he bumped into while he was on patrol. (there are SO MANY selfies with Nightwing on the interwebs.) it frustrates Tim and Damian to no end and if either of them are with him they WILL start squirming and unsubtly hinting that it is Time To Go.
he’s never used a dating app in his life; doesn’t get the appeal. casual sex, or at least sex with somebody he doesn’t feel like he has a pretty good connection to, is not his thing.
got his ears pierced because fucking Wally West dared him
he’s bi but he’s one of those fucking goobers that like… forgets he’s bi? like he’s so into feminine/femme people that when he sees a hot masculine dude and is actually Into It he’ll be like “wait what? oh right lmao”
in which I project my sexual orientation onto Dick Grayson whoops
I think one of the most relatable characters I’ve ever encountered in a series that I don’t really talk about on my blog is Renzo Shima from Blue Exorcist and my personal favourite character in the series. The pink-haired, lighthearted and carefree entophobe Aria/Knight that actually turned out to be a double agent for the Illuminati. Yup, that’s my fave.
When he’s first introduced, Shima is portrayed as a clear womanizer (well the guy tries to be anyway with many failed flirting attempts), but in the end he’s a dependable guy who’s nice to be around when you need a laugh or someone you can depend on. He’s rather lazy. In fact, he didn’t even really want to become an exorcist, it was just expected of him since it’s his family’s business. Shima typically wants the easy way out in a situation, and will usually only do something if it’s for his friends.
He’s a follower, but he will easily break out from that mindset if it seems like more work to stick with the decision than go against it. [ex. still being friends with Rin after his identity reveal to the group on being Satan’s son.]
Shima’s the nice laidback guy with sound judgement.
Which is why when his true allegiance to the Illuminati as a spy came to light, everyone was completely stooped and felt sucker punched.
This guy right here:
Actually a spy?
Yes, as shocking as it was for the entire group to discover, especially Izumo, Bon, and Konekomaru, Shima was a spy. Right before his admission to True Cross is when he joined up with them. Some might deem his reason for joining up with the Illuminati was stupid and/or petty, but I wasn’t even mad because of the simple fact that I knew the kind of feeling he was talking about.
Many people, typically adults for the most part or mature teens in some situations, usually think that when you’re young, you have little stress and problems to worry about. They couldn’t be more wrong.
Shima is the fifth and youngest son in his family. Deeming him with typically fewer responsibilities than the elder siblings. From someone else’s perspective, all that means is that Shima was just given more time to idly spend his time as he wanted before he went to True Cross to learn the family business– being an exorcist.
Yes, it was shown from what little we got that Shima did have it fairly easier compared to his other siblings. But that didn’t change anything as far as traditions go. Him becoming an exorcist, regardless, of what he wanted was always there. Renzo Shima was going to become an exorcist of some kind and join in the family bizz, just like his childhood friends Suguro (Bon) and Konekomaru who also just assumed the same thing as Shima’s father and siblings.
They [meaning Suguro and Konekomaru] were no escape from the life Shima was dealing with at home. They only enforced it. It’s even seen within the series before setting up the actual importance of Shima’s character for the series later on, when he still seemed to just be the lazy overater. “Hello! You’re supposed to be a monk, Shima!”
Shima never got that “Son, no matter what you choose, I’ll always love you. Just tell me what it is that you, as Renzo Shima, want to do with your life, and I’ll support you as much as I can.” from anybody. Not his dad, his brothers, sisters, or mother.
All he got was “You’re oldest brother was so brave and died protecting you, Renzo. You must live up to his footsteps!” There can even be some family negligence involved if we refer back to when his mother no-holds-barred disregarded Shima entirely to ask how Suguro and Konekomaru was doing before asking him. It may seem harmless to some, but to a teen of Shima’s mindset, that was probably a big deal.
First his oh-so-amazing brothers he has to be like and now his clearly favoured best friends from childhood?
Which I will now lead up to what he told Izumo when she finally asked him “Why”. What Shima told her was:
Shima fell victim to something that some people can just take too lightly:
He had too many high expectations pressured onto him and he crashed and burned under them. He wanted to “throw everything away”. He hated everyone, possibly even himself, and he had no one to talk to about it.
If anything, due to how carefree his is, anyone else would just assume ‘Oh it’s just Shima being all overdramatic again. He’ll get over it eventually the turd.”
Another prime example of someone crashing under too many expectations is the character Haruka Nanase from Free!.
Right in the middle of an important meet, with tons of scouts watching him, Haruka froze up and stopped swimming in the middle of his lane. Shocked all his friends and teachers who were expecting more of him, being a pro swimmer. Joining the Olympics.
And it got to him, right to the very moment he started swimming, and he just couldn’t keep going anymore.
He even lashed out at Rin saying,
“What dream? What future? I don’t have any of that!”
“What dream? What future? I don’t have any of that.”
That is the quote I immediately associate with Shima when I hear it during my moments of being in the Blue Exorcist fandom.
Shima couldn’t take it anymore.
The expectations his family and friends had for him.
The lack of choice he had to choose from with his own future.
His own self-loathing.
So when the Illuminati appeared and asked him for his assistance in being a spy, Shima knew all the risks. What would happen if he was discovered. If his friends and family found out. Maybe even the surefire possibility of dying.
Which is why he took it.
This was his own of saying, he had no dream, no future. That was already thrust upon him and he didn’t want it. But no one cared. So why should he? I believe this is the most realistic portrayal of a character’s psyche Kato has done, and this is an unbiased opinion.
So for now, we’re all just seeing how the ride will turn out for him.
Predictions-wise as of late with his brother saying he is still loyal to True Cross in actuality, the gang’s reluctance in trusting him, and the fact he was revealed to be a spy in the first place all just lead to a clear Death Flag for Shima.
There are a few ways I can see this happening:
Shima decides to go back to work for True Cross officially, not wanting to trail upon this trail of darkness anymore and ends up getting killed by Lucifer in a “You guys go ahead! I’ll keep him stalled for as long as I can so go kick some satanic ass!” manner.
Or some Illuminati member of some kind of importance kills him later with a “You are no longer of any use to us now. Die.” way.
It sucks to think any of the possibilities might happen, especially since he’s my favourite character, but I’ve seen characters like Shima in other series that ended up dying in some way. But if it doesn’t happen, well finally one of the characters on my list favourite characters didn’t die for once! And hopefully, we’ll be getting more on his background in order to add on to his character analysis.
So let us all please enjoy the great character of Renzo Shima.
You find it surprising that you don’t blush,
even if you are asking guy for sex. In the middle of crowded corridor. And you
know Sehun long enough to sense his amusement, even if his face is as blank as
“Do I seem like a booty call to you?”
It’s not an answer you’d like to hear. Is it
even an answer?
D = Dirty Secret (Pretty self explanatory, a dirty secret of theirs)
IWAIZUMI HAS A SUBMISSION KINK. He loves being given orders. He craves the feeling of being taken care of, being put in his place. He doesn’t tell his partner this just yet but he thinks they know, because the next time they have sex a hand is on his nape, firm and commanding as it shoves his face in the pillows, keeping his ass high like some lewd offering. They whisper the nastiest things in his ear: Do you want me to break you, Hajime? Do you want me to fuck you until you can’t walk straight? Slip a ring on your cock and ride it until I come all over you? Tell me, sweetheart is that what you want?
And he can only whine because the heat of those words clouds his head, a whole new brand of shame crawling across his skin but he loves it dear god he’s so weak for it, and when his partner finally makes good on their promise he comes so hard he nearly passes out.
H = Hair (How well groomed are they, does the carpet match the drapes, etc.)
Hair grooming down there is a foreign concept to him. He pales at the idea of anything sharp going near his uhh…crown jewels. And don’t even get him started on waxing. You’ll probably end up bald before you get Iwaizumi Hajime to shave down there.
Black is his natural hair color so yes the carpets match the drapes.
J = Jack Off (Masturbation headcanon)
He’s very particular about jacking off. He needs to make sure there’s no one in the house (like who the hell can get it up when they know any of their family members are within a 10-meter radius) and he makes sure there’s no way he can be interrupted so he turns off his phone and locks his door (even when he’s alone because you can never be too paranoid).
He likes to work himself up slowly, fist constricting in a familiar rhythm as he pumps his cock. When he needs material he prefers watching cunningulus/blowjob videos, tries to imagine the weight of it on his own tongue, the smell of arousal and musk overpowering his nostrils, the salt-bitter taste of come. Sometimes he licks his own precome off his fingers, shoving them into his mouth and slicking them up enough to tease his entrance, slipping a finger in and crooking just right, his rhythm stuttering as he comes all over himself.
M = Motivation (What turns them on, gets them going)
Dirty talk. Being pushed/bossed around. The idea of his partner in his mouth. He also lowkey likes the thrill of being watched/being caught so sex in risky places really gets a kick out of him.
O = Oral (Preference in giving or receiving, skill, etc)
Iwaizumi loves getting oral as much as the next guy but he loves the feeling of giving oral. He loves having things in his mouth. He chews his nails, the end of his pen, lollipops, the lollipop stick as soon as the candy runs out, straws, popsicle sticks. JUST STUFF THIS BOY’S MOUTH HE’LL LOVE ITcough.
He knows he’s good at it too, and he loves the satisfaction of seeing his partner walking funny after he finishes giving them the orgasm of their life in a toilet stall/a supply closet. When you’re blessed with a wicked tongue and no gag reflex and the lung capacity of a pro-swimmer it would be a sin not to use it for the benefit of his partner.
He also loves having his partner come in his mouth. The first time they came without warning him they’re flustered and apologetic but he brushes it off easily when deep down he’s just fantasizing about the next time he can do it again.
W = Wild Card (Get a random headcanon for the character of your choice)
My main headcanon for Iwaizumi is that he’s an amazing dancer. He knows how to move his body (and has an amazing body to boot) and for that very reason most of the people I ship him with in fic end up thirsting for him quite a bit. I also like to picture him with piercings. Nipple piercings. Navel piercings. Helix piercings.
IDK In my head Iwaizumi is perpetually in skirts or maid outfits or racy lingerie and chained to a stripper pole.
For the record, he’s my favorite character. *finger guns*
So I don’t want to call out the post that got me started on this, because that’s just mean and I don’t want to bring them anymore grief. But there is a common mindset in the fandom that Makoto is some how “unimportant” or “irrelevant to the plot” and quite honestly? That’s not okay.
(this got really, really long and there’s some shipping talk so here’s a cut)
“Come on princess you can do it!” I watched Mike cheer on our 3 year old daughter to get in the pool. “No papa.” she was holding her knees sitting by the pool. “Come on princess daddy is having fun in the water.” he splashed around while Vic and Tony continued their splash fight. “Noooooo.” she whined “Come on princess I believe in you!” Mike cheered. “Mommy!” she came running towards me. “What’s wrong baby girl?” I asked her sitting up from my lawn chair. “Papa wan me te swim.” she burried her face in my legs. “Do you want mommy to make him go away?” she nodded and held on my legs tightly. I picked her up and walked over to the pool. “No Papa.” she hid her face in my chest. I rubbed her back “Come on princess, the water is nothin to be scared of.” Mike called to her. “No papa.” she held onto me tighter. “Come on lets go sit in the water baby.” she shook her head and held onto me as tight as possible. “Mommy won’t let go of you honey.” I kissed her head and got into the water to sit on the stairs in the water. “See baby girl, it’s just water nothing to be scared of.” she started letting go of me little by little. “See your okay.” I smiled down at her. Mike came over to us. “No Papa!” she screamed splashing Mike. “Come on Amy, Papa will make sure you’re okay. See tio Vic and tio Tony are okay.” Vic and Tony looked over at Amy and waved at her “Come play with us Ams!” Vic called. Amy cautiously let go of me and Mike put out his arms for her. “Come on princess, you can swim like Papa taught you to.” he cheered. Amy cautiously got off of my lap and started swimming the towards Mike with help from her water wings. She swam into Mike’s arms and he smiled “Good job princess!” he cheered and held her against her hip. I smiled, I loved father daughter moments like.
“Jaime what are you doing?” I called when I saw him hold our 12 year old son David, up in the air. “Dad’s teaching me how to crowd surf.” David called “I regret questioning this.” I walked around the pool to where our 4 year old son was sitting next to the edge. “What’s wrong Alex?” I asked him, “Nothing.” he said. I sat next to him, “You scared bud?” “No.” “Don’t you wanna go in the water with David and daddy?” he shook his head “Why not?” “I’m scarred.” “I knew it. Come on Mommy’ll keep you safe like when you were in my belly.” he nodded “Okay mommy.” I got in the water and put my arms out for him and he grabbed on my hands and I pulled him into my arms. “Oops.” I pulled up Alex’s swim trunks “It’s okay now.” I smiled at him. Jaime walked over to us with David still in the air. “See Alex were all having fun hu?” I asked him. Alex nodded and splashed Jaime. Jaime dropped David in the water. “It’s on!” Jaime and Alex started splashing each other and David resurfaced and pushed his hair back before joining in on the splash fight. I squealed and tried to get out of the pool. “No get back here!” Jaime yelled grabbing my waist pulling me into his arms. Alex let go of me and swam to David was and joined in on splashing me.
I smiled as I watched Vic sit in a kiddie pool with our 2 year old daughter Michelle. She was squealing and flapping her arms up and down smiling and Vic tickled her. I walked over to them and Michelle squealed “MOMMY!” I smiled and picked her up. Vic whined “Be daddy.” Michelle waved at him. I walked up to the porch and wrapped Michelle up in a big fluffy towel. “You comfy baby girl?” “Daddy!” she squealed I turned around and Vic started spraying me with a water gun. I squealed “Come on Vic i’m wearing a white shirt!” I ran off the porch and he chased me spraying me with water. I saw Michelle sitting on the porch laughing.
“What are you guys doing?” I questioned my husband Tony and his band mates. “Having fun with baby turtle.” Tony answered me. I rolled my eyes when I saw our 6 month old daughter in a turtle floaty thing in the pool with them. She wasn’t used to it so she was clearly upset about it. “You do see baby turtle is upset right?” Tony turned around and pulled the floaty closer to him. “It’s okay baby.” he said to her while the other guys horsed around. I got in the water with them and swam over to where Tony was. “It’s okay princess the turtle will keep you safe.” I kissed her forehead and she floated in the water grumpily. “I don’t think baby turtle is gonna be a pro swimmer.” I said to Tony. He shrugged “She’ll do what she wants.”
Are you mad because Haru went pro? Do you think Haru’s character development was ruined?
Please understand this:
Haruka Nanase’s only reason for swimming was being free.
Since he gained that freedom by swimming alone at first, he only swam free (literally and metaphorically). Then he realized he could still be free if he swam with his friends, and so he opened up a little bit.
After that, of course the idea of going pro would come. But since he knew nothing about going pro (he has never gotten the chance to gain experience about that matter), and his friends only told him he could go pro because of his ability, then he thought going pro was not going to make him swim freely.
And so that’s why he said to everyone they didn’t understand, yadda yadda yadda. Because he didn’t swim to win or to reach success, he only swam to feel free.
When Rin took him to the pool in Sydney and he stood at that stand, watched the pool and got greeted by a PRO swimmer, he realized it was all the same.
Swimming in Iwatobi was the same thing as swimming pro. Being greeted by the new ambient, new people, another different world, a different pool outside Iwatobi, but still the same feelings towards swimming, he realized his freedom could never be taken away.
Doesn’t matter where he went, he would always swim free.
And thats why he chose to go pro. He wants to swim! That’s what he wants to do! And just realizing he can swim freely even in the pro world, was a big relief.
So this is a big development for Haru, because he has seen new things and has opened up even more.
What's your view on Haru going pro and do you think he will? I personally still don't want him too because then there was no point to episode 9 (which I think was done brilliantly). I also don't want Rin or Sousuke (and hopefully Kyoani won't use Makoto) to guilt or prod Haru into going pro and Kyoani uses them to make Haru go "I see the light now, I will go pro"
… Oh hell, this question lol.
Were you around last year when the idea of Olympic!Haruka was first tossed around, and originally it was (as it should have been) a discussion of Haruka’s personality and suitability vis-à-vis the demands and rigours of an Olympic lifestyle… but then soon degenerated, as usual, into a ship war rife with logical fallacies due to the fandom’s tendency to think using the characters’ dicks?
The abovementioned event was prompted by a magazine article, not even official, with one of those pathway-maps where answering Y/N to a question would eventually lead you to a character. One of those questions was Olympic-related, and a Y to that takes you down the path to Haruka or Rin.
I was around for the first parts of the discussion as one of the early dissenters of pro Haruka, and checked myself the hell out as soon as it became clear that fandom was drawing a false and damaging correlation as follows:
Haruka going down the pro/Olympic route = Rin = Victory for the HaruRin
Haruka not going pro/not picking the Olympic route = Makoto = Victory for the HaruMako
I don’t have polite or coherent words to describe my level of fury and contempt at that ridiculous… categorisation of Haruka’s future and choices, and so let it be known that it is firmly my view that ships have no place in such a discussion.
With that established, let’s talk about this issue.
Here I shall link you to the opinion held by me as at November last year, way before season 2, regarding Olympic!Haruka (the link goes to Rosie’s page instead of mine because her theme shows a clear timestamp). Note my complete aversion to the idea of pro Haruka and my position that such a lifestyle is not for him.
Has my opinion changed since then, especially in light of season 2?