reading theory

me: *skam is over.. maybe i’ll get stuff done without stressing over updates*

also me: *are leaving for another town at 8 in the morning and it’s now 11 at night and i’m translating interviews and read conspiracy theories about evenforseason5 instead of showering and packing*

anonymous asked:

i'm sorry but i just don't understand people's bethany young theories? like have i missed something hahaha. i feel like her story finished and she wasn't even a big part (we've never even seen her face) i've forgotten most of her story line. IF she is AD, will people who don't read tumblr and watch theories even know who she is? if i were to ask my sister right now who bethany young is she wouldn't have a clue and we've watched every episode together! i only remember her from theories i've read

I appreciate that her story, in terms of her hatred for the DiLaurentis’ etc, is “over”, but she is soooooooo important in the grand scheme of things. I think they will really miss a trick by not making her be involved somehow. She was in Radley, she knew Charles, she probably knew Mary, she was the girl in Ali’s grave, she was there “that night”, Melissa made a whole confession tape to burying her… like why have her so involved if she’s not actually involved, you know? Otherwise she’s just a filler character. Someone they created to fill the grave. Plus we recently learnt Wren left Melissa when he found out she buried her, why mention her so close to the end and give her a connection to Wren if she’s not important?

For me she won’t, and shouldn’t be AD for the simple fact that she’s dead. I think she should somehow be AD’s motive. So, if Twincer is AD and Wren is her helper, he’s only helping her to get the truth about what happened to Bethany. It’s not public knowledge and only known by players of the game, so for him to learn he’s gotta play too. But I definitely think she serves a purpose in this final mystery and that it is well justified! Plus, why wouldn’t they show us her face if her story was resolved? Surely not seeing her makes her more relevant than irrelevant…

Side note: were Bethany’s motives ever cleared up within the actual show? I get that she hated Mrs D for the affair with her father, but was this ever explicitly stated in the show? And was it ever explained why she turned against CeCe? Or do we just assume she hates CeCe because of Mrs D? Side side note: could her dad be peter…?

anonymous asked:

Hi there I really love reading all your theories so thanks for sharing them! I wanted to ask what do you think about kiri being related to crimson riot in some way? I know we haven't seen much of crimson except with the flashback filter when kiri chooses his name but could it also be why kiri might have a lot of money, being relayed to a pro? Maybe that's also why he chose his name to honor a possibly dead family member? Please keep your theories coming I love them thanks for your hard work!

I like the idea of Crimson Riot being one of Kirishima’s family members and when he died, Kirishima took on his name and identity. However, I doubt that’s the case. I think Kirishima would have mentioned he’s related to Crimson Riot at some point. Kirishima’s money situation is still a bit puzzling though, and Kirishima being related to a pro hero would answer the question about where he can easily get money. 


Rules: repost with the rules, answer the 11 questions, make your own 11 questions, then tag 11 people.

Thanks for tagging me @jasuemfan! I love being tagged in stuff!

1.  Why did you start your tumblr account?

So I could actually like and keep in one place all the cool tumblr posts I saw around the internet instead of seeing them once and never finding them again.

2.  A topic you always talk about?


3. What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?

The Winx Club (it was a downright obssession). Cardcaptor Sakura too.

4. What language, besides your native language, would you like to be fluent in?

My native language is portuguese and I’m already fluent in english, so I guess I’d like to be fluent in italian.

5. Current obsession?  

Pretty Little Liars. More accurately, reading PLL theories on tumblr. The series finale is in three days!!!!!!!

6. What’s your favourite type of clothing?

What makes me comfortable.

7. 5 things that make you happy.

Listening to music.


Going to the beach.

Creating a plethora of OCs and building up their universes in my head.


8. What song describes you the best?

I sincerely can’t think of any right now.

9. Stars or the moon?


10. What would you do with a million of dollars?

Help the ones in my family who are going through rough times, invest, travel, and buy many things.

11. Are you a Disney Child?

What is a Disney Child? Is it a child raised on Disney? If so, then I definitely am. I’ve lost count of how many Disney songs I have on my phone.

My questions are:

1- What was your favorite book you read this year?

2- What are you the most excited for in the moment?

3- If you could choose anywhere in the world to travel to, where would that be?

4- Do you like your name?

5- What’s a song you can’t stop listening to in the moment?

6- What are three things you can’t live without?

7- Which living author would you like to meet, if any?

8- Are you currently obssessed with a fictional character?

9- Which kid’s cartoon holds a special place in your heart?

10- If you could have any book due to be published within the next three years in your hands right now, what book would you choose?

11 - What’s one thing about you that usually surprises people?

I tag:

@eugostoderaposas @silver-snow-77 @hyacintholunae @bluelightning42

@magisteriumm @spediciplier @wanderedinwinter @libracaelis @demons-and-gods @bokulikescomics @tamararajaviforpresident

anonymous asked:

I honestly get why wren as ad would maybe be frustrating for a lot of fans who aren't very invested in pll cause they'd think "wtf we haven't seen this guy since 3 seasons ago" but the theories here are so smart and intricate they could convince me of any of the characters. I would have never thought of wren hadn't I been on tumblr. I've read every possible theory here so I'm prepared for anyone and I'll be surprised nonetheless.tbh i want it to make sense and not looking for shock value anymore

I think a lot of fans are on that level too. Just give us logic and forget the shock value please! My two friends are casual watchers and Wren is on their suspect list, so I’m not too sure that other people won’t appreciate him as A. I think most people just want something that hasn’t been freshly plucked out of this season (so someone who’s been in the show for a long time) and someone who makes sense. Wren ticks both these boxes so I hope, if he is revealed, people appreciate this and don’t jump straight on the “but he hasn’t been here in aaaages” thing. With this show we can’t have everything in terms of what would make the perfect AD, so we can’t have someone who’s in every episode, who also has a great motive, who also does this and this and that and this. It’s not realistic so if people are expecting this, they’ve got a shock coming I’m afraid.

Here’s a thought

*This post has spoilers from Zelda botw, the divine beasts.*

So I was doing the boss battle for Divine beast Naboris (the Thunderblight) and I noticed that this was the only Blight I couldn’t beat by just stuffing them with arrows. In fact arrows were completely useless against them. 

That got me thinking. 

Wouldn’t a Blight with this fighting style be better against Revali, who’s primary weapon is a bow, instead of Urbosa? It seemed like an odd choice on Gannon’s part. Then I realised, the Tunderblight fights with a short sword and shield, which is the exact weapons that Urbosa fought with and that you get given after defeating the divine beast. Then I realised, it’s the exact same for every other divine beast. 

Mipha excels at fighting with a spear, the Waterblight also fights with a spear.

 Daruk fights with a heavy weapon, which for Link to carry requires two hands but I’m pretty sure Daruk could handle with one. 

Which would again match the Fireblight’s weapon.

Revali fights with a bow and the Windblight’s main weapon also fire’s projectiles at you. Heck it even copies Revali’s Gale in creating it’s own tornadoes. 

Even the Thunderblight can summon lighting just like Ubosa’s fury. Along with the same weapons as I mentioned before.

Gannon’s not fighting fire with water. He’s fighting fire with fire. He’s copied the four champions and created better versions of them. Better versions that could defeat them in their acclaimed strongest skill. The skill that supposedly no one else could beat them in.

He’s humiliating them. 

Revali is no longer the best bowman “even among the Rito”. Mipha’s spearmanship “in a class all its own” has met it’s match. And because the champions lacked the diversity of using a range of different weapons they couldn’t counter the overwhelming strength with a different style. It’s almost as if Gannon is teaching them a lesson. Not to be too overconfident in their own skill. After all “Jack of all trades, master of none, but is oftentimes better than master of one.” Which Is why you (Link) have a much better chance at defeating them.

So does that shed new light on Gannon’s character? 

You probably new at least half of this already. Anyway thanks for reading if you made it to the end. 

“A Date with Markiplier”, Darkiplier Theory.

After watching “A Date with Markiplier” multiple times, and replaying and replaying the parts where Darkiplier is featured; I have created a theory as to why Dark acts the way he does (In these videos, not as whole). Now, let me first start off by saying, this probably, (definitely) is not the BEST Dark theory out there. And there are probably holes are mistakes in this theory, or repeating themes. But nonetheless, it is a theory that I have created that is interesting.. hopefully. Note: This theory comes with spoilers! If you haven’t watched the whole video, or at least the Dark parts, please do. (The video and Darkiplier parts are linked above.) And even if it may not seem like it, I worked really hard and long on this theory. (Literally about 3 days. And typing all of this up took about 2-4 hours.) So please treat it with respect. (But don’t be afraid to add your own theories or thoughts on this! Feedback is always welcome. Positive or negative. Just don’t be a butt about it.) So, without further ado, let us begin! I hope you have the patience to read it all. Enjoy! 

This theory is mainly based on the parts where you are confronted by Dark while you are watching “The Dark Mark”. What you are going to read below is me basically showing images of Dark, taking direct quotes he has said in the videos, and explaining why he is saying what he does. 

We start off by having Dark glitch and fade into view. He tilts his head to the side, saying he has missed us very much. And that he has been waiting a long time to see us again. 

Then he continues on saying: “I’ve been pushed asideReplacedMocked.” Now this caught my attention even from the beginning. How has Dark been pushed aside, replaced, and mocked? Who has done this to him? Why? I tried to reflect more on what that meant, but Dark kept talking, catching my attention even more…

Who is “He”? And why does Dark think this… “He” is going on an adventure with us? Why and how was Dark not invited to it? 

Dark continues…

Dark mentions “He” again. Saying this person promised he would let him in. Again. Who promised Dark and what promise was made between them? 

This is where the theory begins. The main idea of this theory is based on a small post I made a while ago. If you have already read it, then you’ll understand where I’m going with this. If not, I suggest you read it really quick HERE

And now… we shall truly begin. 

Dark begins our one-sided conversation with: “I’ve been pushed aside, replaced, mocked.” But what also connects with this statement is what he says later: “ I’ve been waiting patientlyHe promised he would let me in again!” Now, since Dark is basically Mark’s inner demon, I could only assume that the “He” Dark keeps talking about is Mark. But what promise did Mark make with Dark? This is where I start to lean back on my older theory I hope you have read. 

I believe that Dark is in love with us. Or… at least has some sort of feelings for us. Or is at least curious about us. So, I think in the past Dark asked Mark permission to take control over Mark’s body so that he could spend time with us. Get to know the person he has unexplainable feelings for. Mark complied. Promising Dark that one day, Dark would have the opportunity to talk to us. But that day never came. And now Dark feels as if he has been Pushed aside. Replaced. And Mocked. These feelings have been repressed, but now since Mark is on this “adventure”, or “date” with us, Dark’s feelings and anger have come out. Dark feels that he has been pushed aside because he literally has been pushed aside. This date was supposed to be the date Dark was finally allowed to spend time with us. But instead… he got pushed. Pushed into the deepest, darkest, places of Mark’s mind. Mark didn’t want Dark to come out on this date. Because he was planning, later down the road, to propose to us. And he didn’t want Dark to ruin it. So Mark took over Dark, replacing him, even though he promised Dark that he would be allowed to take control. And now, Dark feels angry, hurt, and mocked. Mocked because today was supposed to be his day with us. But now he has to watch us through Mark’s eyes. Unable to do anything. Unable to talk to us and ask the questions he’s always wanted to ask. All he can do is stand back and watch the person he has feelings for go on a date with someone who betrayed him.

“And then he had the gall not to invite me to his little adventure with you.” This connects to what I said above. Mark has pushed Dark aside and didn’t allow him to take over on the date. Quite literally, he wasn’t invited on the date. He was casted away and replaced. But the one word Dark said that caught my attention was: “Adventure”. Why did Dark call it an adventure when he knew it was a date. A proposal, even? I believe the reason to be simple. Dark is angry and jealous right now. He doesn’t even want to call the event we are going on with Mark as a “date”. So, instead, he calls it an adventure. Making it easier on him and his heart. Also hoping in that calling it an adventure, he’ll make Mark look silly and foolish. As if he doesn’t know what a real “date” is. 

This part was very interesting. After saying all he said, spewing out his anger and frustration, Dark fixes his tie and suit, straightening up and saying: “ I’m tired of giving people a choice.” From what we have learned earlier, this sentence can only mean that he is tired of giving Mark the choice on controlling when and where he can allow him to take control.

But then, Dark sighs, saying: “But I suppose I could give you one last option.” Hearing Dark say this was extremely odd to me. Didn’t he just say that he was tired of giving people (Mark) a choice? But yet right after, he turns around to give us options and the ability to choose? I think he does this because no matter how closed off or frustrated he may get, he still wants to give the us the ability to choose. Since he has some sort of feelings for us, he doesn’t want to force us into something we don’t want to do. 

He continues: “Take your pick. Anything of four different choices, more than he could’ve ever given you.” Why did Dark give us so many options. Why did he bitterly say “more than he could have ever given you.”? And why did all options but one actually lead to a place that continues the story? 

I think the bitter remark and the option of more choices go back to Dark’s “adventure” statement. He wants to make Mark look foolish. Make Mark look like he can’t provide for us as much as he can. Even if it’s something simple as being able to go more places. But why, in giving us all these options, did only one actually go somewhere? It’s because, even though Dark does have feelings for us, he still is “dark”. He is still evil, demonic, etc. He purposefully made only one option that actually goes somewhere. He makes us go on a “date” with him (later on) the only way he knows how. Manipulation and Illusion. He gives us the illusion of choice, when really he manipulated it so there is only one right way. And that is to go on a date and spend time with him. 

This makes him sound pretty evil doesn’t it? That he just manipulates and cheats his way through until he gets what he wants. And that may be true, but.. At the same time, it’s actually pretty sad. That is all he knows. To cheat, to steal, and manipulate… Dark was toyed with and replaced. Promised he would be allowed to be with us. But that didn’t happen. And now Dark is forced to make his own path. Struggle to take control over Mark, and find a way to where we will spend time with him. Not Mark.

“So take your pick. Show me what you’ve got. And maybe… We’ll have a good date after all.” Wait what?! Did Dark look down shyly at the ground… Smile… And say “Date”?! This really blew my mind after I watched it a couple times.

After taunting us on by saying: “Show me what you’ve got.” Dark pauses, his face suddenly seems to soften. “And maybe…” He cracks what looks to be a smile and briefly looks down at the ground, “ We’ll have a good date after all.” He looks back up, but his face and body immediately harden and become cold and static once more. What just happened?! Mark randomly says “Maybe we’ll have a good date after all.” And he shows emotion and smiles? Why does he do this? I think I know why. 

Obviously, Dark has been waiting to spend time with us. And now that he has Mark under control and is alone with us, he finally realizes that his dream of being with us is soon to become reality. He smiles and quickly looks down to hide his emotion that he is excited for this long awaited day. And, instead of calling it an “adventure” like he did when he vaguely defined our outing with Mark, he says “date”. Making it official and saying it more for himself than us. But then, after he realizes he slipped: showing emotion and calling our alone time a “date”, his face hardens and he composes himself back into the stone cold Darkiplier once more. But in trying so hard to compose himself, he lets a small, angry frown dance dance across his face before straightening. Showing that he is angry with himself for showing so much ambition.

(Note: Phew! This is a lot of writing! I hope you guys are doing ok and you like this! Stay in your seat, there’s a lot more to yet come!)

*We choose “Freedom”*

“If dinner is what you want then I can provide…” We are now officially on what Dark described as a date. He glitches and we are suddenly sitting at a table with what looks to be a cup and a bottle of wine to the side. As I watched and rewatched this, I found it interesting that Dark chose to place us in a dinner date situation. The same setting we were at when we were with Mark. And say things like: “I can provide…” Why did he place us in a dinner date setting? Why did he say if we wanted dinner, then he could provide it? The answer is interesting. 

Remember, the whole date you were having with Mark, Dark was also seeing and experiencing. So that means, Dark was there even for when Mark misplaced his wallet, making you have to pay for the meal. This obviously annoyed Dark. Enough to the point where he had to physically point out and show us that if we wanted dinner, he could pay. He could provide us with a meal. This is basically a big slap in the face to Mark. Once again, Dark is trying to make Mark look idiotic and that the outing/ date we were on with Mark, wasn’t a date after all. And that he can do a better job on planning a date and providing.   

The date carries on. “And I can take you wherever you’d like to go…” I found this odd when Dark said this. It’s kind of a random thing to say on a date isn’t it? But it all makes more sense when you look at it this way:

Near the beginning and basically throughout our whole date with Mark, he keeps saying that he has our whole day planned out. And that he can’t wait to take us to certain places. I think Dark said this as yet another jab towards Mark. Mark had our whole day planned, swiftly leading us from one location to another. But Dark said: “ I can take you wherever you’d like to go..” almost as a counteroffer to what Mark was doing for us. There is a sense of freedom when Dark says he can take us wherever we would like to go. A sense of freedom and choice. Dark seems to be using this statement to try and make him look more appealing to us than Mark. Possibly even more fun or risky than Mark.  

After Dark states he can take us anywhere, he then dumps this heavy and scary: “I can especially take you to where you don’t want to go..” on us. 

Honestly, I was a little confused on why he would say this. Is it because he’s “dark” and evil and he would actually enjoy to take us places we would hate? Or is he using some weird, vague form of reverse phycology? Is he saying that “the places where we don’t want to go…” is back to Mark? It would kind of make sense. After saying and telling us of all the things he can do for us and provide for us, the last thing he would want is for us to still choose and go back to Mark. But he says that he can take us to where we don’t want to go, meaning that he would take us back to Mark if we chose that. 

Dark continues to talk, but then he begins to glitch and shake. He is then suddenly screaming: “I can give you anything!” And then as fast as it came, it goes, and he continues talk to us normally saying: “I’ve been waiting a long time. To get some personal time between us…” Ok… What just happened here? He was screaming one minute and then normal again the next?

I think Dark glitches and screams “I can give you anything!”, because he momentarily looses his composure. He’s been spending a good portion of this date trying to show us that he can provide for us and comparing himself to Mark. I think he starts to become frustrated in himself and how we aren’t reacting the way he would have hoped. Thus, his inner voice comes out, screaming, frustrated and angry that we can’t understand that he can give and provide everything we want and need.

After his short episode, he continues talking. Saying he’s been waiting a long time to “get some personal time between us…” I think he’s saying this because the only time he has ever been with us, or has “spent time with us”, is when he is being pushed to the back of Mark’s mind and has to watch from the sidelines and listen and hear Mark’s words and thoughts. But now that he has finally taken over Mark, he can truly get the personal alone time he’s always lusted over.      

The date continues, and Dark has one more episode. But what happens next is interesting. Dark says: “So.. Now that we are here together… We should really get to know each other…” And then suddenly, it looks like Dark is split in two. One part of him thrashing around and screaming. Why? Because it’s Mark… Trying to escape Dark’s possession of his body. 

Remember, this whole time we have been with Dark, Mark has been there, watching and listening to what Dark is saying. (Which also explains why at times, Dark twitches his head. Its because Mark is there in the back of his mind try to take control once again.) So Mark has been fighting Dark this whole time, and it seems Dark is slowly running out of time and loosing control, hence the episodes he keeps having. But notice where Mark made a big push to take control when he did. He did it right after Dark said we should “get to know each other…” It seems as if Mark didn’t like the idea of Dark getting to know us, and vise versa. Probably thinking Dark is going to take advantage of us at some point on the date. So, he tries and puts all his strength in trying to take back control before Dark can do anything to us. But once again, as quickly as it starts, Dark glitches and the image of Mark is gone, and Dark is back to normal.  

You just need to let me in… It’s as simple as that…

When I first heard this, I thought that Dark meant that we should allow him into our mind or soul. But as I began to create this theory, I began to think… What if Dark didn’t mean our soul or mind… But our heart? I mean, during this whole date he has been trying and trying to show us how much better he is than Mark, and how he can do all these things for us. Basically saying, how he can care and love us, just in a very “Darkiplier” way. What if he just wants to be loved by us. Accepted by us? And the only way he knows how to say that is something off putting like: “You just need to let me in..” Maybe all he wants is just a chance  with us. A chance to show how much he cares and ask us why he is feeling the way he does about us? 

After asking us to place him in our heart, and give him a chance, Dark then takes us outside. Believing that he has taken full control over Mark and boasting about it by saying: “You’re never, EVER, going to escape me…Not now-” He is confronted by Mark, in physical form. (Now this part can basically just completely eradicate my theory that Dark has taken over Mark, and not that they are two different people with their own bodies. Now that theory, COULD technically work here, but I decided I like the “Mark and Dark are two in one” theory better. Since Dark IS essentially Mark’s inner-demon. So I’m going to say that this part is actually where Mark gains some power within his mind, and now Dark and Mark are fighting for dominance.) 

After they fight for a while, a gun is dropped and you now have to decide to choose whether to shoot the left or right Mark. Later on, we find out the the Right is Dark, and Left is Mark. And this is where I was confused with what they are saying until I put up the captions. And what each of them were saying was interesting. 

Left Mark (the real Mark) starts off by saying: “You don’t have much time he’s going to kill everybody.” 

While Right Mark (Dark) says: “Shoot him. He needs to die.” 

The thing I found interesting was what they both first said to defend themselves. Left Mark (Mark), immediately starts off by saying that: There isn’t much time, and that Right Mark is going to kill everyone. Mark is trying to warn us. While Right Mark (Dark), just simply says off instinct: “Shoot him. He needs to die.”… Now that’s harsh. Mark just wants to warn us that if we don’t shoot Dark, we will all die. So he’s trying to save both us and himself. But Dark just spurts out that Mark NEEDS to die. No note of concern, or worry. No thought of what might happen afterwards. They keep talking, still trying to convince us: 

 Mark says: “He’s got weird eyes. Don’t trust him at all.” 

While Dark says: “He does bad things to good people.” 

Now, the thing I found extremely interesting was this part right here. Mark says that Dark has weird eyes, which is true. He is known for having completely Dark eyes. But how he said the next part is what caught my attention. Mark said: “DON’T trust him at all.”. He didn’t say “I don’t trust him at all.” But simply, “Don’t trust him…” Therefore, Mark was telling US not to trust Dark. It was a command. Because he knows what Dark is able to do. 

What Dark says also caught my attention. Why would Dark say: “He does bad things to good people.”? Isn’t Dark supposed to be the “bad guy” here? Manipulating and weaving around things to get to what he wants? True, that is what he did to get us to date him. But just because he did those things, do you think he even wanted to? We have already proven that in the past, Dark asked for permission to spend time with us. But since that didn’t happen, Dark had to take control. All because Mark betrayed his promise to Dark. So maybe, Dark is saying “He does bad things to good people.” Because he’s hurt and angry that Mark didn’t fill out his promise. That Mark led him on only to be trapped in the back of his mind again, while he got ready to propose to the person Dark had feelings for without even been given a chance. 

After we shoot Left Mark, Right Mark comes over saying: “You made the right call. Come here, it’s okay, it’s okay.” Assuring us and embracing us. We then continue the date by getting ice cream. We sit down while Right Mark continues to talk, saying: “We’ll enjoy some nice, dairy-based treats. And erm, get to know other. Really, personally…” We then begin to eat our ice cream when the screen flickers and glitches. We look back up and are greeted to see Dark sitting across form us. Dark then says: “Oops. Looks like you’ve made the wrong choice. But now we’re going to be together… forever.”

When I first watched this side of the date, I paid no regard to what Right Mark said. But after rewatching the mini date we had with Dark, and going back to this, I noticed something. Dark always seems to talk about getting to know us, or getting close to us. Spending personal time with with. Before, during our private date with Dark, he said: “I’ve been waiting a long time. To get some personal time between us…”  So when right Mark said: “Really, personally…” It became obvious that it was Dark sitting in front of us. After Dark transforms into his true self, he then says: “Oops. Looks like you’ve made the wrong choice.” I believe Dark said this because he knew, that if we knew who the real Mark was back when we had to decide who to shoot, we would have chosen the real Mark hands down. So he kept quiet. Hoping that with luck, he could say the right words and look innocent enough and emulate Mark, that we would shoot the wrong man. Before we are met with “Try Again?”, Dark continues, “But now we’re going to be together..forever.” and smiles. The first time I heard this, it sounded creepy, and some of you might think so as well. But I think Dark said this because he was finally free. Free of Mark’s hold on him. And free to be with the person he is curious about and has unexplained feelings for. He’s finally free to provide and care for us, without Mark battling for control in the back of his mind. Because that part of him is now dead. He can finally get to know us. Get that personal, intimate time he has always yearned for. He’s finally found freedom from being pushed aside. Being replaced and being mocked. He can finally have a true chance with us. A chance… for us to let him into our heart. Because we’ve always been in his.     

Women speaking of mirrors and prettiness make it all too clear that even for pretty women, mirrors are the foci of anxious, not gratified, narcissism. The woman who knows beyond a doubt that she is beautiful exists aplenty in male novelists’ imaginations; I have yet to find her in women’s books or women’s memoirs or in life. Women spend a lot of time looking in mirrors, but the “compulsion to visualize the self” is a phrase Moers uses of women in her chapter on Gothic freaks and horrors; the compulsion is a constant check on one’s (possible) beauty, not an enjoyment of it.
—  Joanna Russ, “Aesthetics,” How to Suppress Women’s Writing (1983). 

We all know that the Galra have sentries

These guys^^ And they’re basically just robots who act as guards or fight in an army. That seems.. pretty unfair to the Voltron team considering that they only consist of 7 people. But the Alteans had their own sentries!

RIGHT THERE, in S2EP7 the flashback that the Black Lion gives Shiro shows these guys in the background. I know it’s hard to see but their designs look pretty similar to

The gladiator bot that the castle has, and I think that the sentries the Galra have can also double as training bots just like the Altean one can. But this raises a bunch of questions like: Do Galra children practice with these bots? Do all alien species have their own bots? Can the castle mass produce these guys, or is there only one in the castle? Do you think Coran can make more? 

Carmilla Movie Theory

You’ve asked me to tell you a story, to weave you a theory. My inbox sings with your requests to try and jumble everything together. You ask. I’ll deliver. 

Originally posted by loveisweakness-clexa4life

I’ll give it my best shot because there’s nothing I like more than a challenge. We’re sticking to the usual plan of trying to make the most ridiculous but still kinda plausible theory possible. To start us off, here’s what canon information I have to work with.

  1. The Existing Carmilla Mythos - So we naturally have everything from the 3 seasons to work with. You’ve seen the web series. You know.
  2. The Original Trailer - This is the one on the beach that announced the movie. Frankly, I’m curious as to how much of this will actually apply because from my understanding it was put together before they had a script. As a scene, it’s probably cut.  I’m treating the information as canon because I don’t have enough material to be cutting ANY of it.
  3. The New Cast Information - Literally yesterday, we received the names of three new cast members. Seeing as I’m going to make the case that these are all literary references (stay tuned) just their names alone give me info. They are:
    1. Emily Bronte
    2. Charlotte Bronte
    3. The Woman In Black

Now we do our magical conjecture and fun fact building to try and whip it all together into a coherent story. Basically, I’m going to write you a movie because I’m a novelist at heart and a story structure buff. We’re going to try and figure out what we can expect when the movie releases in the fall (?). Buckle up, creampuffs.

 This is going to get 7k words worth of messy from parents to exes to fish gods to old school novellas. 

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Theory: Undertaker is playing chess against The Queen

I’ve been thinking pretty heavily on Undertaker’s involvement in the story with the latest chapters, and why he probably isn’t the one pulling the strings this time.  Here are some things we already know about him to consider:

  • He dislikes the Queen.  Though he never comes out and says why, exactly, it’s looking more and more likely that she had some involvement in Vincent’s death.  Possibly Claudia’s as well.  And now, Ciel has also made himself a target for her ire by disobeying her orders several times now.
  •  He’s loyal to the Phantomhive family.  Whether it’s by blood or by some other means, he’s been their informant for two, probably three generations.
  •  He doesn’t wish for harm to come to Ciel.  This is probably the most damning evidence against him being the mastermind behind the current arc.  Undertaker has made it very clear to Sebastian that Ciel’s life is his first priority, and that he doesn’t intend to allow Sebastian to eat his soul.  But Sebastian also isn’t his direct adversary, he was only a threat that was dealt with in both the Campania and Weston arcs (don’t believe me?  compare Sebastian’s more lackadaisical attitude with keeping Ciel safe in the first 50 chapters, versus his now hyper vigilance over his life).
  • He possesses a considerable amount of strategy and foresight.  Ciel may liken himself to a chess player and fancy being stronger than his opponents, but let’s consider the characters who have shown the *real* strategy here.  One is the Queen, who is amassing weapons and looks to be headed into a conflict with other nations.  The other is Undertaker, who began his Bizarre Doll project far ahead of when it was actually revealed in the narrative.  He had already successfully made his highly advanced doll, Agares, before the start of the Campania arc.

Now, where does that leave us with Ciel’s twin?  If he was sacrificed and killed, then he should be a Bizarre Doll, right?  I’m not so sure about that.  I don’t have any explanation right now as to how the blood experiments could revive someone from the dead because it hasn’t been explained, yet.  All I know is that it doesn’t fit with Undertaker’s motives or methods so far.

One of the recurring themes in Kuroshitsuji is revenge.  If Undertaker had intended all along to get revenge on the Queen for what she’s done, his actions so far would make sense.  Ciel’s contract to Sebastian has complicated his plans because if Ciel knew it was really the Queen who was responsible, his contract would come to an end and Undertaker would lose.   It’s as simple as that.  It makes no sense that Undertaker would deliberately jeopardize Ciel’s health and sanity when Ciel is one of his pieces, he just doesn’t know it.  If he loses Ciel then there’s no point in playing, anymore, because Ciel represents the King.

And now, if the twin really has been commandeered by the Queen, not Undertaker, he’s the opposing King.  The whole point of chess is to capture, remove and replace pieces with your own.  If the twin is more loyal, less likely to betray the Queen, less troublesome, then what we’re seeing here is an attempt at a full takeover of the board.  And I think Agni’s death was a message that the game had started.

The thing is, I don’t think Victoria knows exactly who she’s playing against.