probably the most important relationship on this show to me

On Zoro and Tashigi as a Pairing

Question: Why has ZoTash persisted despite setbacks (more popular ships/lack of continuous interactions?)

​Well, Zoro and Tashigi is certainly not a generic ship, but it is a ship that’s overlooked. The source of ZoTash’s longevity is perhaps due to this very inexplicable link between Zoro and Tashigi that distinguishes it as a ship. I call it this weird and uncomfortable “emotional tension”.

When it comes to shipping, interactions are integral to determining the viability of a ship. Interactions are one of the main arguments brought forth by shippers in favour of their ships… Two characters who haven’t interacted even once are relegated to the status of “crackship” (basically my crackship Tashigi x Cavendish hahahahaha). As characters interact more and more, the shipping prospect increases, etc…

Zoro’s an interesting one, especially with regards to interactions. Three of his most popular ships (Nami and Robin, and Sanji) involve members of his crew, which implies constant interactions. Perona, another character frequently shipped with Zoro, spent two years with Zoro during the timeskip whilst he was training - so, obviously, interaction was probably frequent. Great! Now - onto Tashigi. Up until now, Zoro and Tashigi have come face-to-face with each other a total of three times. Two pre-timeskip, and once post-timeskip.

Three time?! Well…. Sorry, ZoTash, but get to the back of the line. You’re basically a crackship! *insert a gif of Tashigi pouting*

Interactions are indeed important to a ship, but let me say something. There is a variance within interactions that emphasize things like - the severity (or lack thereof) of a situation, the relationship between the characters in question, the state of mind of the characters involved, etc. Interactions are a crucial aspect in any show/book, etc. They can provide significant character development, can be the trigger for something later on, etc.

Comedic interactions hold a different weight than emotional ones. Luffy can interact 10,000 times with Bartolomeo or Caesar and only one time with Dragon, but most of us will probably nonetheless recognize that Luffy’s one interaction with Dragon is probably more significant to Luffy (and Dragon) and the plot progression than Luffy’s countless interactions with Caesar.

When Zoro and Tashigi first met at Loguetown, she was not merely introduced as another character. If she had been, she could’ve instead interacted with Sanji or Nami. Zoro and Tashigi’s interaction at Loguetown was for them only, was intended to introduce mystery (who is this chick?!), was intended to establish a link between them, and more importantly, was one that promised something more in the future. Zoro’s immediate shock at her appearance, the time they spent together, their subsequent fight in the rain as the rest of the SHs fled to the Merry - and Zoro’s refusal, or rather inability, to cut her down and finish it – all of these did two things:

  1. establish a link between Zoro and Tashigi based on Tashigi’s ties to Kuina, and based on their dreams, and based on the Wado Ichimonji, which Tashigi sought to reclaim
  2. establish their relationship as one of hostility and mystery that just HAS to be resolved and addressed (because we’re tired of the “Tashigi is Kuina with amnesia” theories). I doubt Oda would go to the trouble of introducing a character SO troubling to Zoro only to leave it in the dark. Mind you, this is all just Loguetown, when characters like Robin, Hancock, Perona had yet to be devised….

​There’s also another thing to take into consideration: Smoker and Luffy’s relationship, which will also indirectly impact Zoro and Tashigi’s relationship. Oda assured us that Smoker and Luffy have something going on (is he a soon-to-be-ally? is he Luffy’s Garp?). Smoker declared that he’d chase Luffy under any circumstance. Luffy declared that he actually didn’t even hate Smoker and even has a cute nickname for him. They’ve saved each other now probably two, three times. And where Smoker goes, Tashigi goes, and where Tashigi goes, she’s going to interact with Zoro.

Besides this, what did we get out of Loguetown through their interaction? Character development. This was the first time we saw Stoic, beastly Zoro lose his composure so suddenly, because of a mere marine girl who he could cut down with his eyes closed. This obviously implied Zoro’s past has yet to be resolved, and that it’s something of pain for him. And Tashigi? Who would’ve known that this girl, who was introduced in the midst of defeating two thugs with higher grade swords, who was the infamous “White Chase” Smoker’s subordinate, be so insecure about herself, to the point where she longed to be a boy just to be taken seriously?

In one interaction, we received more substance than we did between something like…. Zoro and ______’s initial interaction. Because Zoro and Tashigi’s relationship is unique and non-replicable. You can’t tie Perona or Robin to Zoro’s past or emotional vulnerability, and you can’t replace Tashigi with another girl and hope for the same results, whereas you can for the others, to be honest.

Moving onto Alabasta - where he outright admitted that she was someone he simply could not fight, and proceeded to run away from her. What’s so significant about this interaction? Just that it once again showed us the power Tashigi has over Zoro’s emotions. It shows us that Zoro would rather run away from his past than face it. When has Zoro ever ran away from the prospect of a fight? Keep in mind Zoro’s past hasn’t been resolved. His past is a mystery to the rest of the crew. No one knows of Kuina. No one knows who inspired him to become the worlds greatest swordsman. He makes no mention of it. In a way, he’s grieving for Kuina privately. And when Zoro met Tashigi that first time in Loguetown and snapped in her presence, saying “I can’t stand the fact that you exist! Listen, that face of yours, it’s exactly like my friend’s who died a long time ago, and now you’re even saying the exact same stuff she did! Quit imitating her, you copy-cat woman" he unintentionally allowed Tashigi to view the most vulnerable part of himself – his past. And Tashigi is oblivious to all of this. To her, he’s a dirty pirate, a despicable man who looks down upon her because of her gender.

And finally, there’s Punk Hazard. Zoro no longer flees. Can look her in the eye. Mocks her. All is resolved, right? Tashigi’s now just another marine to him right? Wrong. Punk Hazard shows us a progression of their relationship. From the superficial "lets run away from each other”, to something deeper. If you dig deeper, you begin to see something - Zoro’s not mocking her for the hell of it, because his mocking affects her in a positive way. Zoro sat back and let her fight Monet only until the end. Zoro stuck by her side and tended to her, dressing her wound as the room filled with gas, and picking her up to safety. And Tashigi publicly admired his immense power - at how he could end a Harpy without killing her. She acknowledged that he’s not just a dirty pirate. That his swords are deserved. And another thing about ZoTash - the reciprocative nature of their relationship - they both get something out of it, whether it’s Tashigi gaining inspiration or Zoro being challenged in a way he can’t simply cut/kill away. Because nothing’s more boring an a strong ass character with no obstacles. In a way, they’re both an obstacle for one another, and that fact alone separates Zoro and Tashigi’s relationship.

Regarding the pairing….

ZoTash don’t argue that the reason Zoro and Tashigi should be a thing because they have “similar” personalities. ZoTash’s logic doesn’t rely merely on the aesthetic or power value of the ship (they’re so cute/powerful together!). ZoTash don’t reason that Zoro once wore glasses and Tashigi wore green and that’s Oda’s way of foreshadowing their relationship, etc.. ZoTash’s logic rest on the circumstances that connect them, their past interactions, and the future potential (how they’ll react the next time they come across each other). 

Back to this “link” I mentioned at the beginning. The relationship itself is a source of mystery. Why did Oda create a character that elicits such discomfort within Zoro? Why was she immediately implicated in his past? Who is this character? What role is she meant to play? What’s her role as a marine embroiled in the Straw Hat crew dynamic through Smoker and through Zoro? As I’ve reiterated many times before; romantic or not, Tashigi was created and established as a connection to Zoro in some way. To deny it would be foolish. To claim Tashigi’s just some marine and Zoro’s just some pirate and there’s nothing deeper beyond these labels is incorrect. To interpret the extent of their relationship as ‘pirate vs. marine’ is reductive, as is claiming they ‘don’t like each other’. The most significant thing about Zoro and Tashigi’s relationship is the reaction their presence evokes in one another. Their relationship is a unique one. They aren’t nakamas. They aren’t really rivals. They aren’t exclusively enemies. And yet there’s something there: they’re connected to each other in some way, and it’s a connection that has them running into each other on different parts of the One Piece seas.

So, it’s obvious Oda meant to tie Tashigi and Zoro together in a weird relationship. Meant to implicate Tashigi into Zoro’s past. And did it in order to prepare us for something more significant involving Zoro, Tashigi and Kuina. Tashigi isn’t some background-character, she isn’t a comedic gag, she’s a dynamic character that Oda actively introduced early on in the plot and keeps reintroducing, in the process complexifying her and giving her depth which a LOT of other characters lack: i.e showing us her dreams, her struggles and weaknesses, her will, etc.

And honestly - ZoTash is a ship that doesn’t need continuous interaction and that doesn’t diminish significantly based on whether they’re with each other or not. The real beauty lies in their interactions- which are as much comedic as they are meaningful. As I said; they are neither friends nor lovers nor enemies, and yet there’s something there. Their interactions provide character development and insight - like, the first time they met she proclaimed her dream to him, they subsequently ended up fighting in the rain and Tashigi broke down in tears AND Zoro snapped and told her he hated her very existence. Basically, Tashigi’s introduction and continuous reintroduction provides us with significant insight into Zoro’s vulnerabilities and past, AS WELL as hers.

It’s obvious that these two have some serious internal issues brought together “coincidentally” by Kuina and her Wado Ichimonji. Tashigi is a character intended to interact MAINLY with Zoro (apart from Smoker he’s her other great connection). The hostility between them and their childish bickering shows us that they have some form of tension that keeps developing - but their relationship ALSO does have interesting elements: respect (letting her fight alone at Punk Hazard, her reaction after he defeated Monet), tenderness (when he saved her from Monet, letting her take the credit for defeating Monet), comedy (him carrying her, her obsession with Swords - I mean, he has nicknames for her), and depth. it Ain’t some insignificant relationship. The fact that she’s a marine and he’s part of one of the most infamous pirate group just makes their story all the more intricate/tragic.

Moreover, aside from Koshiro, the only other direct “connection” or link to Zoro’s past is Tashigi. Unlike the other crewmates, who’ve had their own arcs, Zoro’s past is still largely unexplored. so far, Tashigi has been the only trigger for his memories and his unresolved anguish. It was her who managed to break Zoro’s stoic shell and composure in Loguetown. It was her who showed us just how vulnerable Zoro is when it comes to his past. He broke down in front of her and told her he couldn’t stand her. He called her a copy-cat. He ran away from her. He saved her. Tashigi, by simply being, managed to shake Zoro so deeply. And the thing is - Tashigi doesn’t understand any of this. She’s just as confused by it as Zoro is. Why is this pirate calling her a copy-cat? Why can’t he cut her down? Why does he save her? She attributes it to her gender and concludes that Zoro looks down on her because she’s a girl, but it’s much deeper than that.

*takes a deep breath* 

​Anywho, to sum it up: Tashigi and Zoro’s relationship is one that transcends the marine/pirate dichotomy; it’s one that is connected on a deeper level due to their past, their interests and ultimately their dreams. They have a complex relationship that’s often marked by frustration and bickering and as such, their interactions always results in character development for both of them - stoic zoro losing his composure and revealing his vulnerability, and Tashigi trying to confront her frustration at not being taken seriously because of her gender - which she accuses Zoro of being complicit in. The fact that tashigi seems to be connected to Zoro’s childhood friend Kuina, complicates their relationship but also further develops it: both Kuina and Tashigi are named after flightless birds, and Oda stated that the message is that “just because a bird cannot fly doesn’t mean it never will.” This makes me suspect that both Kuina and Tashigi harbour similar wills; and what Kuina couldn’t accomplish because of her premature death, Tashigi will. Tashigi will fly in time. She’s getting there, through tears and frustration. Moreover, Zoro and Tashigi’s dreams coincide, and unlike Franky and Robin who are quite mature in their own right because of all they endured (my other OTP), both Zoro and Tashigi still resort to childish antics and arguing and must come to reconcile with their emotions and their apparent weaknesses.

TLDR; there’s beauty and depth and complexity in ZoTash.

anonymous asked:

I know you said your ult OTP is sugamon, i want to know why is that? I'm curious :)

I. thats a really good question. there are so many reasons.
I love their relation. the way they seem to understand each other without having to say anything. the way they look at each other and sometimes quickly break eye contact, it makes it feel like something secret is happening. I like how they seem so comfortable around each other, after all these years spend together, after all they experienced together and all that they went through together, that they are both calm and everything around them gives off a serene vibe, like it suddenly became more simple to just live and be. I feel like they can relate to each other about many things and at the same time complete each other thanks to how different they are, do you know how hard it is to have a connection like that ? I like how namjoon seems to see yoongi as a hyung he really looks up to and respect, and at the same time like a friend who has flaws and is just fine with them. he likes him the way he is. as for yoongi, it feels like he is very endeared by namjoon but never really shows it like he can show it with hoseok or jimin, simply ‘cause of the way their relationship works. but then, sometimes, you can catch a stare or a glance or a little something that probably weight more than anything and means lot. and thats really the most important pillar of their relation, this entire unspoken affection and comprehension between them two that even seems like way more than what we can imagine or just guess by what we know about them, what we see, what they said about each other. it really feels like that to me, like a deep deep connection thats mostly secret, implied, implicit. but truly palpable, like you can almost physically feel it. its more than just friendship, theres like this total and sincere trust between them, like they know one another so well theres not even one reason nor even one moment of doubt about how the other feels about them. the level of trust when you can be yourself completely and never feel judged or forced to hide things even just out of innocent and non calculated shyness. the level of trust when you dont feel the need to be or say more than what you are or what you want to say, and when you naturally just exist around the other. it is a really, really difficult stage to reach between two human beings. Im not even dramatizing anything, this is clearly how I feel about them and why I love sugamon so much.
and finally, ‘cause I feel like this needs to be said, I dont say all that while automatically considering them as lovers. not at all. I say all that without even putting any label on what they are and how they are around each other. I ship them as friends, as brothers, as lovers. I just ship them as two persons who just click perfectly to me. I love it.

Starter guide to Person of Interest

[Update: The episodes Guide is now complete and cleaner. Don’t hesitate to reblog I don’t have any followers^^]

Hi everyone.
I’ve noticed a lot of people wanting to start Poi for Root and Shaw but having no idea what’s it’s about or where to start so i made a starter guide for you. It contains a little characters and story description, a few words about the fandom and at the end you’ll find an episodes guide to help you through.

I’m french and my english is not perfect so i apologize in advance for every mistakes made, hope your eyes won’t bleed ^^
Everything here is my personal opinion that may not be shared by everyone, no intention to offend anyone .

First of all, why watch Person of Interest?

Because it’s one of the best shows you’ll ever going to watch.
It’s not nearly as popular as it should be, and it’s a shame really,it deserve all the awards and it got everything you can ask for.
A good and complicated story with continuity, multidimensional characters that you’re all gonna end up loving, great performances from the actors and nice guest stars, a lot of OITNB cast, Bridget Regan, Katheryn Winnick, just to name a few and there’s a dog too !
It’s action packed with a little dose of humor, great evolution of characters as well as the relationships between them.
That’s a show that’s gonna make you think, make you cry, make you smile and make you swoon forever :)
And there’s Root and Shaw, probably two of the most bad ass women on tv right now. You’ll love them on their own and you’ll love them together. Their relationship is CANON even if it start with subtext and is supported by the writers and the actresses. Actually, Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi are the captains of this ship, search youtube, they’re the cutest.

But little warning, Shaw is a character with an Axis II personality disorder, she’s a sociopath and can’t feel things the way most people do and it’s extremely important to me and other people to respect that. So don’t expect great declaration of love, hugs and kisses, it’s not them, it’s not her and it’s way more subtle than that. So if that’s what you’re looking for go read fan fictions.

What’s the story is about?

Grosso modo, Harold Finch build a computer program, called The Machine, that analyses all our datas to detect terrorist activities. But the machine also detect people who want to hurt others or are about to get hurt and send their social security number to Finch. He team up with John Reese in order to stop what’s about to happened.
It’s start as a procedural with the number of the week but involves a lot of flashback on the origin of The Machine and the characters background. In season 2, there’s a lot more stories arc involving stuff like corrupt cops, government agencies, mafia and The Machine become a character on it’s own. At that point the story become a lot more complicated and interesting and it gets better and better from there with the addition of Root and Shaw.

What about the characters?

Harrold Finch (Michael Emerson ): He’s a computer genius,billionaire and creator of The Machine. He live in secret, changing his name so many times we still don’t know his real one. He’s a little bit paranoid and awkward with people sometimes. He’s the voice of reason, the moral compass of Team Machine and most of the  philosophical aspect of the show come from him. He’s a true gentleman and wouldn’t hurt a bird ;)

John Reese (Jim Caviezel): Former CIA agent who lost everything, even his will to live until Finch comes looking for him. Extremely loyal friend, he would do anything to protect you or rescue you. John loves shooting people in the kneecaps but John doesn’t like to talk about himself or bother people with his problems. John may be a straight white male but he’s not a whinny bitch and even if he doesn’t appeal to you at first, you’re going to love him sooner than you expected.

Joss Carter (Taraji P. Henson ): Police detective. Carter is the one arresting John in the pilot and release him before knowing who he really is. She then try for a time to capture the “man in the suit” mostly because he keeps shooting people everywhere he goes but kinda start helping him along the way. She is fierce, smart and you don’t bullshit her, if she has in mind to get you, she will.

Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman): Former dirty cop working with the organization called HR. In the pilot Fusco get in trouble with Reese who later blackmail him into feeding him info on people and the NYPD. Fusco is the comic relief of the show who always have a nickname for everyone. In reality, he’s a good guy who got caught up in shady business. Official Team back up, he’s going to save the day more than once. Somehow he’s still clueless about the truth surrounding The Machine.

Root (Amy Acker): Former Assassin/Hacker for hire, Root start as an antagonist. She is obsessed with the Machine and consider her a God. Root will spend most of the show doing stuff on her side and popping up to help Team Machine when required. Root love The Machine, wielding two guns at the same time, tase and kidnap people but her favorite activity is to flirt with Shaw as well as tie her up.

Sameen Shaw (Sarah Shahi): Compact Persian Sociopath. Shaw work for the government on the relevant numbers, stopping terrorist all over the world until she’s betrayed by her boss. She has an Axis II personality disorder that makes her a sociopath, in her own words, she can’t feel sad or happy or lonely but do angry okay.
Shaw like food, dogs, guns and in her own way Team Machine, don’t ask her more than that. Gets annoyed all the time by Root attempts at flirting with her but you’re not fooling anyone Sameen.

Bear: The Team mascot. Bear is a former military dog that Reese meet in the first episode of season 2 and take him back with him. Bear is the cutest dog and everybody’s best friend but can rip you apart if ordered to. He give a paw to the team in various situation. Likes to eat Finch’s books and shoes.

There is some nice recurring characters that are important to the show. Mainly Zoe Morgan played by Paige Turco (Abby in the 100) and Carl Elias played by Enrico Colantoni.

What about the ships?

Well, Poi first focus is not romantic relationship but team dynamic.
Most of the relationships are hinted at rather than shown and for once, it’s true for straight and gay pairings. There’s not that much kissing in that show, let alone sex. There’s a few straight relationship that are popular, mainly Finch x Grace and Reese x Zoé but the most popular one are Root x Shaw (Shoot) and Reese x Finch (Rinch). There’s even more m/m fiction on Ao3 than f/f.

Root x Shaw: I’m crazy about them and by the end of season 4 you’ll have become a shoot trash like everyone else. It’s start with a taser, an iron and Shaw tied up to a chair, they’re into kinky shit and that’s CANON too.
Root flirt shamelessly with Shaw every time she sees her and Shaw pretend to be annoyed in order to keep her cool. But they care for each other, really, and the more time pass, the more it become obvious, even to their entourage. That’s a relationship that is treated with a lot of respect, by the characters, by the actors and the writers. You won’t find anywhere else a bi racial same sex couple with one of them having a personality disorder and stay true all along to themselves.
But as i said before, no fluff here, they ain’t gonna end up married with a house, a kid and a dog in the garden. There’s hope for a dog, Shaw would totally steal Bear from Finch lol

Reese x Finch: The original duo of the show, can be seen as a friendship but to me they’re totally MARRIED. Honestly, it would be great if they went for it too. They take care of their dog together, have a baby for a few days, bring each other tea and food, help dress each other, stay beside the bed when one’s hurt, shield each other with their bodies you know, what couples do. There’s is ton of fanart out there and it’s worth a look, super fluffy.

Team Machine: That’s not a ship but it’s probably the most important relationship in the show. The link between each member is really strong, they got each other backs.
But it takes time to build trust between strangers and I’m really glad it doesn’t take 3 episodes like in other shows to become friends. It takes entire season sometimes and it’s an evolution during 4 seasons, each new member has to prove themselves trustworthy and accept to give their trust to others too. It’s a beautiful journey in terms of characters development, they’ve grown so much since the first times we saw them. And without realizing it, every members becomes precious to you. There’s so many BroTP in that show !!

And let’s talk fandom a little bit.

I’m not active member of the fandom, but i notice things, on tumblr, on twitter, on youtube. And frankly, it’s probably one of the least toxic fandom ever. There is no ship wars here, no drama between actors and production, no negativity.
The biggest debate is who’s top and who’s bottom. Answer: Root is top and Shaw is power bottom. Don’t argue with me, i could write a thesis on it ;)
The entire fandom is just pissed because we don’t know when season 5 will air and because CBS treats this show like crap.

Episodes Guide

For Season 1 and 2, everything in black is relevant to Root or Shaw.
For Season 3 and 4, everything in black is relevant to big Root And Shaw episode/scene but they still appear in almost all the other episodes, so don’t skip them unless you’re really here only for Shoot moments. (If that the case, just go Youtube)

For all the episodes, I divided them into 4 categories to help you find what you’re looking for. Sometimes it’s difficult to class them because there’s too much going on, I’ve done my best.
Fillers: Just the number of the day, do not contain any major plot development or characters backstory.
Character Focus: Relevant to one or several characters story, important for their personal development.
Character Flashback: Contain information on the character past, he/she is often the focus of the episode.
General Story: Episode relevant to the major story arc of the show, can concern The Machine, the government, HR, the mafia, Vigilance, Samaritan…. Sometimes 2 or 3 at the same time.

I still advise you to watch the entire show, but this way you know if you need to pay more attention to an episode or play video games while it runs in the background ;)

Season 1: Lots of flashback and fillers in that season.

1.01 Pilot
1.02 Ghosts (Finch/Machine Flashback)
1.03 Mission Creep (Reese Flashback)
1.04 Cura Te Ipsum (Fillers)
1.05 Judgment (Fillers)
1.06 The Fix (Zoé introduction)
1.07 Witness (Elias Introduction - General Story)
1.08 Foe (Reese Flashback)
1.09 Get Carter (Carter Flashback)
1.10 Number Crunch (Reese Focus)
1.11 Super (Finch/Machine Flashback)
1.12 Legacy (Finch Focus)
1.13 Root Cause (Root Introduction)
1.14 Wolf and Cub (Finch Focus)
1.15 Blue Code (Reese Flashback - Fusco Focus)
1.16 Risk (Fillers)
1.17 Baby Blue (Elias Focus)
1.18 Identity Crisis (Fillers)
1.19 Flesh and Blood (Elias Flashback)
1.20 Matsya Nyaya (Reese Flashback)
1.21 Many Happy Returns (Reese Flashback)
1.22 No Good Deed (Finch/Machine Flashback)
1.23 Firewall (Season Final)

Season 2: At this point, all the episode are relevant to the story or a character, even if it’s just a scene.

2.01 The contingency (Finch/Machine Flashback - Bear - Leon Introduction)
2.02 Bad Code (Root Flashback)

2.03 Masquerade ( General Story)
2.04 Triggerman (Mostly Fillers - Elias)
2.05 Bury the Lede (General Story - Zoé)
2.06 The High Road (Finch/Machine Flashback)
2.07 Critical (General Story - Number of the day are lesbians YAY)
2.08 Til Death (Finch Flashback)
2.09 COD (General Story )
2.10 Shadow Box (Carter Focus - General Story)
2.11 2 Pi R (General Story)
2.12 Prisoner’s Dilemma (Reese Flashback - General Story)
2.13 Dead Reckoning (Reese Focus - General Story)
2.14 One Percent (Finch/Machine Flashback)
2.15 Booked Solid (General Story - Zoé)
2.16 Relevance (Shaw Introduction)

2.17 Proteus (Mostly Fillers)
2.18 All In (Mostly Fillers)
2.19 Trojan Horse (Shaw and Carter Focus - General Story)
2.20 In Extremis (Fusco Focus - General Story)
2.21 Zero Day (Final part 1 -  Finch/Machine Flashback)
2.22 God Mode (Final part 2 -  Finch/Machine Flashback)

Season 3: At this point, Root and Shaw are regular. Shaw is in every episodes.

3.01 Liberty (Root Focus)
3.02 Nothing to Hide (General Story - Introduction Vigilance)
3.03 Lady Killer (Root Focus - General Story)
3.04 Reasonable Doubt (Fillers)
3.05 Razgavor (Shaw Flashback - General Story)
3.06 Mors Praematura (General Story)
3.07 The Perfect Mark (General Story)
3.08 Endgame (Carter Focus - General Story)
3.09 The Crossing (Carter Focus - General Story)
3.10 The Devil’s Share (Team Flashback - General Story)
3.11 Lethe (Finch Flashback - Introduction to Samaritan)
3.12 Aletheia (Finch Flashback - General Story)
3.13 4C (Reese Focus)
3.14 Provenance (Fillers)
3.15 Last Call (Fillers)
3.16 RAM (Team Flashback)
3.17 Root Path (Root Focus)
3.18 Allegiance (Mostly Fillers)
3.19 Most Likely To (General Story)
3.20 Death Benefit (General Story)
3.21 Beta ( Finch Flashback - General Story)
3.22 A House Divided (Final part 1 - Vigilance Flashback)
3.23 Deus Ex Machina (Final part 2)

Season 4: Honestly, all the episode are relevant to the general story since everything is connected now.

4.01 Panopticon (General Story)
4.02 Nautilus (Finch Focus - General Story)
4.03 Wingman (Mostly fillers)
4.04 Brotherhood (General Story - Introduction to the brotherhood)
4.05 Prophets (Finch/machine Flashback - General Story)
4.06 Pretenders (General Story)
4.07 Honor Among Thieves (Shaw Focus - General Story)
4.08 Point of Origin (General Story)
4.09 The Devil You Know (Elias Focus - General Story)
4.10 The Cold War (Greer Flashback - General Story)
4.11 If-Then-Else (Finch/Machine Flashback - General Story)

4.12 Control-Alt-Delete (Control Focus - General Story)
4.13 M.I.A.(Root Focus - General Story)
4.14 Guilty (Fillers)
4.15 Q&A (Finch Focus - General Story)
4.16 Blunt (General Story)
4.17 Karma (Finch Flashback)
4.18 Skip (Finch Focus - General Story)
4.19 Search and Destroy (Root Focus- General Story)
4.20 Terra Incognita (Reese Flashback)
4.21 Asylum (Final part 1 - Root Focus)
4.22 YHWH (Final part 2)

That’s it, i hope it will help some of you during your journey into Person Of Interest.

[TRANS] ‘ANAN’ Magazine February Issue - PT.1 [ B.I x BOBBY x DONGHYUK ]

[ Jinhwan & Junhoe ] | [ Yunhyeong & Chanwoo ]


Q: Please tell us what do you think of when people say “Ah! That’s your charm!”

Bobby: B.I is…

B.I: The fact that we have a lot of skinship.

Q: A self-confession? *laughs* As you say this, now you’re linking arms with Bobby and your left hand is on Donghyuk’s thigh.

B.I: *gets startled and becomes bashful all of a sudden*

Bobby: Girls may like it, but honestly I can’t really deal with it well (B.I’s skinship)

Donghyuk: Maybe it’s because Bobby was schooled in America? The other members don’t care as much, but for me I welcome it.

Q: Where do you often touch ?

B.I: A variety of…everywhere.

Bobby: Down to the dangerous places.

*3 members burst into laughter*

B.I: Wait-wait a minute! It’s because it’s a habit. I’ve been very touchy-feely since young.

Bobby:  B.I’s charm, rather than skinship is more of definitely being able to say what needs to be said, whether the other party is a senior, producer or a trainee that is younger than him. Towards the members, because he’s able to convey criticism to us clearly I think that’s why we were able to grow to what we are today.

Q: Towards the famously strict President Yang, are you able to speak out/object to what he says as well?

B.I: I can’t do that/It’d be bad to. As long as I’m in YG that would be unreasonable *laughs*. As for Donghyuk…his charm is his freedom and existence.

Donghyuk: What is that…*laughs*

Q: Jinhwan said this :”The charm of iKON lies in Donghyuk’s existence.”

Donghyuk: *claps his hands and erupts into laughter* Everyone, what are you saying? *laughs* Since this is a proper interview, please use more understandable/logical answers.

B.I: Because we sincerely mean it. Donghyuk is a good/pleasant person, because he has a bright personality  he’s able to become friendly with anyone. When we first met Donghyuk helped by breaking the ice.

Bobby: The way he eats is also cute. Although this can be a charm or a weakness…

Donghyuk: You want to say I eat too much, right? *laughs* I put on weight since our debut. A little. Because of that, recently what I eat is checked by B.I.

Bobby: “Yesterday night what did u eat?” What time did you eat?” Things like that. Those are the questions he asks.*laughs*

Donghyuk: So! Before we carry on with this let me change the topic. The way Bobby thinks before he acts can also be said to be “the manliest of men”. That aspect of him is cool. When you want to get a girl you like, what do you do ?

Bobby: *pushes against the wall as if it’s a real situation*  You, I like you!

B.I: Pew pew~! But, as I thought, the most charming point of Bobby is his baby-like smiley face. Even in times where work  gets tough Bobby’s smiley face has saved me many times. I think that aspect of Bobby has contributed to raising iKON’s image more than anything else.

Bobby: The strongest smiley face ! Charisma! I’ve neem thankful that the sunbaes also told me they like my smiley face. Previously I also received a compliment from BIG BANG’s TOP sunbaenim that my face was “Cute!” I was very happy to hear that, so I started going smiley-eyed whenever I met TOP. In response TOP sunbaenim had an astonished expression and said “What’s wrong?”. It was rather a feeling of being rejected.

Q: Painful. *laughs* However you guys are really harmonious!

Bobby: Probably because we live together. The members have always been together,  for a long time of about 5 years and we haven’t fought even once.

Donghyuk: Although there are times when our opinions differ, because we give in to each other it doesn’t become a fight.

B.I: Our teamwork is also good!

Donghyuk: The time when you can feel our teamwork the most is when we dance together for <RHYTHM TA>!

B.I: During our practices when we are able to decide as a team on something it’s an amazing feeling.

Bobby: Our teamwork is our biggest weapon.

Q: Do you have something, your individual appeal that you use as your killer weapon on stage ?

Donghyuk: For me it’s dance. I show my dancing in the middle of talking and whenever there are gaps/changes I dance…

Bobby: That’s a hindrance for me *laugh*.  Can I talk about B.I’s ? B.I winks on stage, but only once. He keeps a proper facial expressions, but at the most important times he does it once. That’s why the impact of it is impressive. More importantly I’m envious of his ability to communicate with fans.

Q:Are you the tsundere( a hot-cold personality type) type in love too ?

B.I: I haven’t experienced being in a relationship…

Donghyuk: He’d probably be surprisingly tsundere in a relationship too ? *laughs* Bobby’s killer tactic for a relationships is his “cool stoic face”. That is definitely a calculated move!

Bobby: Fufufu. From a smiley face to a cool stoic face!

Donghyuk: A win with cool face..I’ll learn it *laughs*

Trans by FAIRYJINHWAN_ | take out with full credits.

Guys, I feel the need to make sure everyone knows that I really, really love Hummelberry, ok? Their relationship is so fucking important, it had such an amazing journey, from the fakeover, to duets, to working on their dream, to living a new life, to grief, to teaching together, to her helping him make his family.

They had been so shitty to each other, and so supportive of each other. It’s had so very many ups and downs. I am still sort of amazed that it became probably the most prominent friendship on the whole show, from where it started.

It’s just so beautiful.

I just love how important fusions have ended up being. They were introduced early on as mostly this cool alien power. And for a long time it was like “Fusion is one of the Gem powers, its really cool” and even in the beginning its basically described as a weapon. Overtime we learned more and more about it but it was until recently (”Alone Together” and then “Jailbreak”) that it became clear that fusion is SO much more important than it originally seemed to be. It’s not just a cool Gem thing, its an extremely important part of the plot, probably one of the most important things (considering how much the show is about relationships.

I just really love how they took something that just seemed like a cool magic thing and actually made it something incredibly important and meaningful. And its SUCH an abstract concept. They’re personified relationships. That’s such an abstract concept but its SO interesting. I remember during the AMA, Rebecca described them as “living relationships” and it just blew me away, I thought it was such a poetic way of looking at it (mind you, the AMA was before “Coach Steven” even aired, so we knew next to nothing about fusions at the time) but it turns out it was actually more of a literal description. And yet still so abstract.

The whole concept fascinates me and I love it

Knowing that I will be 10 months clean on 1989's 1 year anniversary and MY SHOW makes me so emotional

Don’t touch me

But really

Just because you’re clean doesn’t mean you don’t miss it.

I’ve had a very long journey these past 7.5 (almost 8) and it was probably one of the hardest things I have ever done… But it’s also one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Being in a toxic relationship is no joke.

Trusting someone with your heart and your body is no joke.

And having that person you trust with the most important parts of you, force you? Break you? It’s no joke.

I could tell you exactly what day I “woke up and gone was any trace of you”

That was the best day of my life.

I’m very proud of myself.

I’m okay. I’m finally okay.


Ok most of the things I’ve talked about Rocky Horror were short here, but I want to kinda get to a bit more in depth thing about my relationship with the movie and how I think that functions today.

Rocky Horror Picture Show was a really important part of my queer coming of age or whatever, and to a certain extent I can still watch it and engage with it like that. It also had some influences that kinda fucked me up (esp. in terms of priming me for sexual assault), but for the most part I feel like it probably did more good than harm in my inner life (as a standalone movie: the community is awful).

Why did it appeal to me, despite the character being a genuinely awful person? I think because it presented some things that weren’t present anywhere else that I was craving. Frank-N-Furter wasn’t trying to hide who they were (the sex scenes aside), was counterbalancing the HBS-ery/TSRoadmap style stealth normativity I was hearing, was desirable because (not in spite of) their queerness, and didn’t give a shit about what other people thought. This sort of representation didn’t exist at the time. And most of all: they were not pathetic (in my 10 year old eyes, at least).

And that’s the important part: at the time. In Kansas in the 90′s, there was just less actual representation of trans women and trans feminine people. The things available to me were either deceptive or pathetic (to use Julia Serano’s analysis of trans women’s representation), and most of the representations included all the same things that make RHPS a super fucked piece of trans representation.

So if all the trans women that you see are coded as rapists, murderers, deceivers, etc., but on top of that they are isolated and powerless, it makes sense to me that I would retrospectively grab onto something where at least the murderous tranny was charismatic and in some control.

But! The thing is, that now we have some representations that are luckily better than that. It’s not a complete famine in the same way, even if you just look at what actual trans women artists and authors are doing.

It’s like if you are in the desert and you are dying of thirst. In that instance, even muddy water filled with leeches is good, because at least this muddy water is 1)there and 2) filled with even more leeches. But that doesn’t mean that when you have access to better water, that you go back to that terrible water that was necessary at the worse time, just because people drank it before.

So at this point, Rocky Horror is a relic of an era where for some people, it was maybe the best that they could get. But we can get better now, and we can demand even more, not rest on something shitty because at one point in time, it was the least shitty thing that we maybe have been able to find.

It was important to me at one point in time, and I guess I will always have some of that in me, but that points more to the sickness of our society than it does to any actual value that Rocky Horror has/had. It was good for me at the time, but I would never suggest someone coming out to watch it now, or accommodate non trans women who want to be into it because they view us in shit ways.

anonymous asked:

I don't get ppl who say Bellarke isn't canon. Ok I guess I do, "canon" to them probably means kisses and 'I love yous' but to me, bellarke is the most heavily implied, most emphasized that it's important, relationship on this show. If you just watch it back from the beginning to now, it's completely canon. It's a relationship that's going to stay and and always come back together no matter what. Isn't that what this season showed us anyways? Bellarke is steadily evolving into something more.

Originally posted by henryhcavill

It is canon. The question what exactly IS it? 

They would canonically die for each other. They canonically care for each other more than anyone else. They canonically trust each other implicitly. They are canonical partners. They canonically care for each others’ emotional and physical well being. The are canonical intimate confidants. They are canonically devoted to each other. They canonically share meaningful hugs. They are canonically desperate for each other’s attention and good opinion. They canonically reach for and look for each other first. They have canonically cried over each other. They are canonically attracted to each other. They have made canonical claims on each other. They canonically need each other. They are canonically linked together in their own and in their fellows’ minds. 

Honestly the only thing they are not, canonically, is sexual. 


Dear SQ/Swen

Originally posted by repeticoes

So….most of you probably don’t know me, because A) I don’t post in the tags much B) I’m more of an OQ shipper and casual SQ shipper. I mostly just read fic from time to time. 

I do love the Swan Queen friendship, always. It is one of the most important relationships on the show. While I do like OQ, it doesn’t hold a candle to Swan Queen’s development over these last four seasons. It, Regal Believer, and Snow Queen are the most important and central to the show, I feel. 

But I’ve been seeing a lot of drama from the blogs I’ve been following, especially regarding SQ and certain people going “Oh, SQ doesn’t matter because it’s not canon, they shouldn’t be able to ask questions,” yada yada yada. 

And I’d like to say, as someone that is outside Swen, that I think that is bullshit. It doesn’t matter that your ship isn’t canon, you still have the right to ask about it at cons. 

I’ve also seen people make posts and talk about posts that tell Swen to control their assholes, or else people are gonna think that all of Swen is like that. Well, that is also bullshit. I know that you guys can’t control your assholes, anymore than OQ or CS or any other ship can. I’ve been in a lot of fandoms, and I’m firmly in the camp that the bigger a fandom is, the more likelihood for assholes, no matter how awesome the rest of the fandom is. And if the people I’m following are any indication, it’s pretty awesome. 

And maybe what I say doesn’t matter, but I want you guys to know that my ask is always open if you need a place to vent and a sympathetic ear. 

Originally posted by guh-gifgarden

anonymous asked:

Different anon: but if they dont break up they won't have drama and they will be a background relationship (like jocelyn/Luke relationship in the books) and I kind of don't want that I just hope they don't break up because of what happened in the books it was just dumb in my opinion

Malec is kind of the beta couple to Clace’s alpha couple in the show, which, yeah, means they’re probably not always gonna be at the forefront, but they’re still gonna get screen time and development, which I’d prefer to them breaking up. Seeing two people navigate a relationship is often far more interesting than that, anyways. But, even then, they’ve already had more screen time and drama than most beta couples get, so they’re definitely important and not getting shoved in the background. Trust me, we’ll have a lot more fun if they’re not the “main ship” of the show, because that means they won’t be as miserable the main ship. Also, Malec is incredibly popular, so the showrunners will definitely take that into account when they write their scripts.

oh, and here’s a definition from TVTropes about beta couples, in case anyone’s interested:

“Usually, they serve as a barometer for how well or poorly the main (alpha) couple is doing and offer possible solutions to any problems. Hit a Poor Communication Kills? The Beta Couple had that, but worked it out. Caught cheating? Losing “the spark” for your Love Interest? The Beta Couple had that, and here’s how they got through it. In addition to all of that, if there is sexual tension that the Official Couple is oblivious about, the Beta Couple is all the more aware of it and will try to help them embrace it.

For these reasons, things tend to go more smoothly for them, letting them work as catalysts for the alpha couple’s romance. That said, the Beta Couple is usually a source of comedy, and as such have more freedom to be unconventional and kinky and less problem (or at least conflict) prone than the alpha couple.

While the Beta Couple usually consists of secondary characters, sometimes the author(s) will decide that the main character has enough crap to deal with, make his relationship the Beta Couple, and make the bulk of the romantic conflict in the story concern the sidekick’s relationship.” (x)

anonymous asked:

Why are you confident that lucaya is going to be endgame ?

 Hi Anon! Boy, I love this question! There are SOOO many reasons why I’m sure Lucaya is going to be endgame :)

There have been a ton of hints throughout the seasons alluding to Lucas and Maya’s feelings for each other.

Girl Meets World: they “dated” for a second. When Maya pushed Riley into Lucas’s lap, he continued to look at Maya for a bit.
Girl Meets Boy: Maya begins her teasing of Lucas. He says he is unaffected by her views of country life (he doesn’t mind her making fun of him) and he tips his hat and calls her ma’am (he plays along)
Girl Meets Sneak Attack: In detention, Maya seems upset about Lucas possibly going out with Missy, but when he invites all of them to join them, he looks at Maya and smiles, and she is clearly glad that he chose his friends over Missy
Girl Meets Father: The scene in the hallway! They flirt like crazy! It is obviously important to her that he react to her teasing! She likes him! And then later in the episode, oh my gosh! He wore a cowboy hat just for her, and he brought her a flower, and puts it in her mouth! He really likes her!
Girl Meets the Truth: Not too much in this episode. Maya seems sad when Lucas shows up on stage and goes over to Riley.
Girl Meets Maya’s Mother: Lucas knows why the lady is only half in the painting. He understands Maya’s problems with her mother, and he doesn’t want to hurt her by bringing it up, so he covers Farkle’s mouth when he tries to.
Girl Meets Smackle: Lucas is the first to ask why Maya is wearing glasses. He plays a joke on Maya when he gives her the worthless get out of detention free card. Once again he tips his hat at her. They continue to play their little game.
Girl Meets 1961: This one is great! Lucas encourages Maya in her art, she plays that hilarious song about him on the guitar, he sings along, he is happy to find out that her family name is Clutterbucket, because now he has teasing material for her. And their great grandparents had a little thing for each other, which was fun!
Girl Meets Crazy Hat: The first hahurr! Maya gets so close to Lucas’s face, and he gets a huge grin! He loves it! She spends the day with him and they bake muffins together. When she does the hahurr again at the end of the episode, Lucas once again grins like mad.
Girl Meets World of Terror: “I’m taking you out.” “You’re not my type.” This could be foreshadowing to them going out in the future. Plus we know now that Maya liked Lucas at this time, so she was playing off her feelings. Lucas calls Maya “kid,” which is super adorable.
Girl Meets Flaws: This is a BIG one! Lucas picks up Maya to stop her from going to find the bully. Obviously they are quite comfortable with each other. She jumps on his back to stop him from beating up Billy. He was about to, and he says “I thought this was what you wanted, Maya.” Interesting that he wants to do what she suggested. But she stops him because it’s not the right thing. They keep each other from making mistakes they will regret. They are a good influence on each other.
Girl Meets Friendship: Lucas brings a harmonica to class so he can play along when Maya sings her cowboy song! They BOTH put thought into their game! Lucas thinks highly of Maya. This is a big deal. We know he likes her and they’re good friends, but we now know he admires her. He respects her. And they way Maya smiles at Lucas during the video is so sweet! And how he looks at her when he’s on the horse! He’s still thinking about her, even when he’s with Riley (this comes up several times throughout the series).
Girl Meets Game Night: They sit VERY close to each other when they have their elbows on the coffee table. Lucas watches Maya the whole time she flirts with Josh. During the school day, they again sit very close together, both sitting on the same desk.
 Girl Meets Master Plan: Lucas shows Maya a rope trick (ties her up). He’s helping with the plan because he cares about her. He’s supposed to be the distraction in the plan. We know he could distract Maya. She easily gets wrapped up in teasing him, as we’ve seen quite a bit. When she is tied up and growling, everyone is scared, and they leave out the windows. Lucas has to go past her to get out the window, so he pushes her aside lightly. No one else even went past her.
Girl Meets First Date: This one has A LOT! Lucas says maybe he’ll ask one of the girls out SOMEDAY. Obviously he asks Riley out later that day, but that SOMEDAY still has to come. Her says “what if I ask out the other one?” meaning he’s obviously thinking about it. Then when Maya comes over, he says “hey, other one.” We obviously all knew he was talking about Maya already, but the writers took PAINS to make sure we all were aware that he was thinking about asking Maya out. Then when she asks him out, he’s so shocked! He is not sure what is happening! Then when Riley and Maya talk at the bay window, Maya mentions that Riley fell into Lucas’s lap. “You pushed me” Riley replies. “And now I pushed him” Maya says. “What does that mean?” Riley asks. “Don’t worry about it” Maya answers. What it means is that Maya has to push these two kids to make any moves toward each other. Without her influence, there would be nothing happening between Riley and Lucas. And that’s very sad, because we know that it really hurts Maya that anything happens between them, even though she tries to pretend it doesn’t. Maya also says that Lucas is not going out with her, he doesn’t want to go out with her, he’s never going out with her. She really pushes this idea, because she is so sure that he would never be interested in her. Poor darling! She has no idea how much he really likes her! This is also foreshadowing, saying that they probably WILL go out in the future (like on iCarly, when Freddie insisted he and Sam would never go out in iTwins, and we all know they fell in love later!) Later, when Maya and Riley show up at the subway, Lucas is very impressed by the way Maya looks (he’s also impressed by Riley, yes, but his eyes first go to Maya). On the subway, Lucas is the first to notice that Josh is there and that this will hurt Maya. Riley is oblivious, but Lucas notices right away. He cares, and does not want Maya to get hurt. He suggests that Riley go over to talk with her friend. Then, when Riley kisses Lucas, Maya looks over at them, and does not look happy. I should also mention that Lucas did not initiate the kiss, and he barely ever initiates anything with Riley. He likes her, sure, but he seems to like Maya a lot more.

All of this is just in season one, before the hints got less subtle!

Girl Meets the New World: Lucas is so tickled that Maya’s middle name is Penelope. She says “you wanna play with me?” again hinting toward their teasing game. She says he’s done quite enough, and makes a kissing face at him. This is very funny of course, but she also doesn’t seem exactly thrilled about the kiss.
Girl Meets the Secret of Life: It’s a big deal when Maya calls Lucas by his name, because it’s important to her that he not hurt Riley. This is her plan for most of the show. She does not want Riley to get hurt ever, so that’s why she stepped back from Lucas. When Maya tells Lucas she finally likes him, he looks very happy! It’s so cute! And when she makes her joke about how him giving birth to a horse must have hurt, he loves it! Later, Maya assures Lucas that no matter what he did at his old school, he’s still the same guy she knows. He’s still a Huckleberry. This is so nice of her, to tell him that he doesn’t have to worry that they will think differently of him, Whereas Riley takes a different approach, and shames him for it and wonders if she ever should have liked him. Riley idealizes Lucas way too much. For instance, in Girl Meets Friendship when Maya wants to dig for secrets on Lucas, Riley asks her not to tell her what she finds out. This is very telling. Riley can’t handle knowing bad things about Lucas. That does not bode well at all for a future relationship.
Girl Meets Pluto: Pappy Joe!
Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels: Lucas grabs Maya’s hand off of Zay and she places it on his chest. Lucas asks Maya if she wants to tangle with him and she says “not yet.” So when? It’s gonna happen! And then the very awesome part where Maya is asked why she makes fun of Lucas. “Because he let’s me.” “Oh okay, and why do you let her?” And Zay says “I’d like to know that myself.” Having other people comment on Lucas and Maya’s relationship shows that they have noticed it. They wonder what’s up with these two and their little game. And probably most important of all, we don’t find out why Lucas lets her tease him. That means we’ll be going back to that in a future episode (perhaps the one where he finally tells her he likes her).
Girl Meets Rules: Holy flirting Batman! The entire hallway scene is so flirtatious and full of chemistry, it’s amazing! Look at how they look at each other! And how close they are! My gosh! And Lucas joins Maya’s team, not Riley’s! Hmm. When Lucas first gets detention, he is so proud. He tells Maya he’s just like her now. She says sarcastically “yeah, we’re exactly the same.” Obviously they’re not! They’re very different! And that is one of the things that makes them so wonderful!
Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels Goes to Washington: They finish each other’s thoughts in the classroom. “The world you messed up?” “Yeah, thanks anyway.”  After we find out that Eric knows Maya’s name because he likes her very much, Maya makes a point to use Lucas’s name, and he is surprised. “Did you just call me Lucas?” “I’ve always known your name.” She has always liked him.
Girl Meets the New Teacher: Lucas loves Maya’s “bored of education” joke. He suggests that Maya may want to consider the new teacher. He knows that Maya will like her, because he knows Maya. This episode also has the infamous Archie comic, where Auggie talks about the blonde girl and the brunette girl liking the same guy. When Riley says they couldn’t all stay friends, Maya is clearly disappointed. She was hoping that it would be okay that both her and Riley had feelings for Lucas. 
Girl Meets Fish: Maya agrees that Lucas is right about the fish. They stand next to each other a lot in this episode, which they do in many episodes. That’s just a fun bit!
Girl Meets Yearbook: They are talking in the hallway together. Maya does an epic hahurr! Lucas is so tickled by this, and Maya loves it too! They just love their game so much! It’s adorable! When Lucas says he’s okay with being voted most likely to be okay with anything, Maya makes the cutest face, and he realizes the irony of his superlative. And oh yeah, Maya and Lucas GET VOTED FAVORITE COUPLE! They are not even together yet, and their whole class already thinks they’d be wonderful together! Everyone sees them as a couple! Just like us! Later, Lucas tells Maya she is the most secure person her knows. He seems to admire her for this, and cannot understand why she would want to change her life.
Girl Meets Semi-Formal: They dance together! And poor Lucas is so nervous about it! It’s so adorable!
Girl Meets Creativity: What an episode this is! Lucas gets worked up on Maya’s behalf, because he doesn’t want them to take art away from her. He tells her she’s good at it, and she is clearly very affected by this. He wants her to be happy, and we see how passionate he is about this. Maya is deeply touched by this, and then we have the moment of the two of them just staring at each other. Obviously this is an incredibly significant moment, because we are seeing how intense their feelings are. But once again the writers make the point to hammer this home, by having Zay comment on their looks to each other. He wonders what they’re thinking. Obviously it’s something important. And I think we all know they’re thinking “oh gosh, I really like this person. Could they possibly like me back?” Also noteworthy is that Riley seems suspicious that something is going on between Lucas and Maya. I love Riley to pieces, but she’s a pretty oblivious person, so when even SHE is noticing something is up, it must be very obvious! And it is! We also find out in this episode that Lucas called Maya “the blonde beauty”! Ooh, he likes her!
Girl Meets I am Farkle: They made a bet about whether Farkle was a real boy or not! And the looks they give each other in the classroom! SO sweet!
Girl Meets Cory and Topanga: Lucas sits Maya back down before she can attack Farkle. Once again, they stop each other from acting out. This moment is particularly significant because of the way Maya is clearly affected by his touch. Something has come alive in her. She is very conscious of her feelings for Lucas. He just smiles back at her. He always does. He loves her.
Girl Meets Rileytown: Lucas is agreed to be the best choice to contain Maya. Because they know he’s able to hold her back. He’s done it before. She crunches up her nose at him and it’s the cutest thing. They have their adorable banter “you think you can?” “yeah, but i think I’ll pay for it pretty good.” Lucas notices that Maya does not look fine, and he’s clearly worried about her.
Girl Meets Rah Rah: They sit so close to each other, my gosh! And the adorable gesture where he covers her eyes so she doesn’t have to see Riley get hurt!
Girl Meets Texas Part 1: Not a huge episode, really. Nothing much happens. OH WAIT! IT IS CONFIRMED THAT MAYA REALLY LIKES LUCAS. She is so worried that he is going to get hurt, and she’s so scared! She can’t believe that Riley so badly wants Lucas to be the hero, that she’s not even considering that Lucas might fail. This is the episode where I became 100% sure that Lucaya is endgame. I hoped they would be before this, and I thought maybe they would be. But in this episode, I knew FOR SURE. Maya did not need Lucas to prove to her that he could be the hero. She was already proud of him, and he didn’t need to prove anything to her.
Girl Meets Texas Part 2: Maya is obvious about her feelings for Lucas, and she is clearly upset when he leaves to go dance with Riley. Farkle notices her feelings. Maya is heartbroken when Lucas suggests that he and Riley may not be like brother and sister. She has such strong feelings for him. The campfire scene is so intense. Riley steps back for Maya, because she knows that Maya has stepped back for two years. So for two years Maya has been waiting for this moment, and now it’s here, and Lucas almost kisses her. And she wants him to, but she’s really scared. And he’s really scared, because could this girl really like him? He never suspected she would. And like he says, finding out that he had a chance with her was the scariest moment of his life. Because he likes her SO much! He’s so scared they’ll end up getting hurt! He doesn’t want to mess this up! This girl is way too important to him! He didn’t seem scared at all about asking out Riley. Hmm.
Girl Meets Texas Part 3: We see that this story is not over yet! Lucas and Maya like each other, but they definitely still need to talk about it. Things are still awkward for now, and they’re not ready to date just yet. They haven’t finished that almost kiss. That will come up in a future episode. Still, they do have some very cute moments on their dates. The huge grins after the smoothie dump, her kicking him in the butt, him immediately sitting back down, looking quite happy to do so. They love being in each other’s company, as we have seen throughout the show.
Girl Meets the Forgiveness Project: Lucas is the first one to suggest that maybe Maya should write to her father, and he’s very gentle about it. He knows about her problems with her father, and he knows they won’t be easy to resolve. But he thinks she should try, because he wants her to be happy. Notice she tells Riley to back off, but not Lucas. Lucas comforts Maya when she reads her letter. He squeezes her shoulder and it’s very sweet.
Girl Meets Belief: They have a very important and meaningful conversation in this episode. Maya is able to question Lucas about his beliefs, and she listens to his response. She takes his advice seriously, as we see when we learn she prayed when it was quiet, just like Lucas says he does. The writers again reiterate the message that people change people, and we see that Lucas was able to change Maya for the better. He helped her grow. She was open to new possibilities because he handled it well. He did not push her. They made a very good team. We saw that Riley and Lucas did not make a good team, and did not need each other to learn and grow, because they already believe the same things. It is important in a relationship that you help the other person grow, as Cory tells us again that the secret of life is that people change people. Looks like Lucas and Maya do this with each other very well. Not so much Riley and Lucas.

Now, I went through all of the episodes and pointed out dozens of moments that hint towards Lucaya. I am not saying that the fact that they have cute moments guarantees that they are endgame. No, it’s much more than that. Yes, some of these moments are just cute and funny, but as you can tell, many of them have real substance! We see how Lucas and Maya affect each other, how they change and influence each other, how much they mean to each other. I think that the writers have done a wonderful job of showing us exactly why Riley and Lucas do not work, and exactly why Maya and Lucas do. Maya and Lucas are so good for each other. We all know this, the writers know this. They’re telling a fantastic story, and that story leads to Lucas and Maya being endgame :)

Thank you so much for the question, Anon! It took me a very long time to write up, and I really probably should not have included all the Lucaya moments, because we all already know them! There was no need to reiterate them all, but it was fun for me! Plus I did add some commentary that I think some people will appreciate :)