all the circumstances for Jasper being dead happened in Jasper dies at the end are setting up to Jasper having died back in that cave– the placement of the death the two bears that Campbell put in his summer home out on the island–
and the Quarter Master actually is the only one to interact with Jasper afterwards (and I can believe QM can see ghosts and shit)
AND— ‘JASPER DIES AT THE END’ <<< what if it’s not only a reference to John dies at the end but also like— an accurate description to what happened??
What if Jasper really did die, and David just— repressed the memory.
IDK THAT’S MY THEORY
EDIT: And if that flash back is all a warped memory for David to deal with the trauma it would explain why Jasper had a shadow in the end– cause it’s not real.
so i’m writing a story (fanfic, b/c otherwise disney would sue me for more than my life is worth… like literally… like they would sue me to death)
and the main characters are a jock hindu indian lesbian and her artsy half-chinese high school girlfriend, and the plot is that they wake up one day and they are the last people on earth, everyone else disappeared without a trace, for no reason - but without any real disaster, like all the planes don’t crash and everything, they just disappear, like in the stephen king story langoliers. so there’s really nothing to worry about, no crisis, the people are just… gone.
and they decide that since there are no people left, they are just gonna do whatever they want and be happy and be together, and they hop in a car and drive to anaheim and break into disneyland
but like, disneyland is… sort of still running? like all the lights are still on and the food in the restaurants is still fresh and the rides are still running??? like it doesn’t even make any sense and the girls kind of joke back and forth that it must be disney magic, but like…. seriously
then it gets even weirder because they decide to get on one of the rides (and seriously, how are they running with no outside help? the cars always stop for a reasonable amount of time, so they’re pretty sure they’ll be able to get off when they’re done… but how weird is this?) and then it’s like, real. like maybe it’s the indiana jones ride and the giant snake is fucking real, and the artsy girlfriend is screaming and driving the truck like a madwoman while the jock is snatching torches from the walls and flinging them at the snake, and indiana jones is actually there, like in the flesh, and he rescues them and shows them the way out!
and that’s not the only one, either. they start to discover that all the rides are real, and the characters are coming to life, and disney magic is like, real.
and at the end, to defeat the sentient darkness encroaching on the gates of disney, the main character has to sacrifice herself to bring life and color back to the world - and there’s like a brief moment where i totally fool you into thinking that i’ve killed off the main character per the Kill Your Gays™ trope, but then she walks out of the light, grinning, and her crying girlfriend flings her arms around her and they kiss for like 10 minutes, and all the characters kind of crowd around them and cry and tell them how happy they were to meet them and what an amazing journey it was, and it’s a 100% happy ending, not bittersweet at all, honestly just happy and colorful and magical and glorious. there’s enough sadness in the world and i’m done with gritty, i’m done with bittersweet, i’m fucking done, and this is a story about two girls who are alone in the world and discover that the world is beautiful and magic is real, and they drink starbucks and hold hands and fight with lightsabers and fall deeply madly stupidly in love with each other and live happily ever after, the end.
Deep tracks off each TS album for new Spotify listeners
Off TAYLOR SWIFT
“Our Song” isn’t technically a deep track, since it was a single, but it was so long ago we can forget about that. There are no co-writers on this track, just Taylor, and it’s a real songwriter’s song. Pay attention to the way she plays musical chairs with the lyrics.
“Should’ve Said No” is a barnyard fire in song form. It’s a broken AC unit in the middle of July - angry, restless, and redemptive.
“The Other Side Of The Door” is only available on the Fearless platinum edition, but it’s another songwriter’s pick, where Taylor plays it semi-cool and self-aware throughout most of the song before throwing it all out the window and spilling her heart out in the last few verses. The other side of a slamming screen door is the sonic breakdown of a beautiful night.
“Untouchable,” another bonus track, is the rare cover in the Swift body of work (although the melody and arrangement are markedly different from the original by Luna Halo). So, this is a real deep track, giving us an insight into not a Taylor build but a Taylor repaint job. Turns out, it’s navy and diamond and incandescent, and total longing on high. Anyone who questions the inclusion of a cover here should remember Shakespeare borrowed around too.
Off SPEAK NOW
“Last Kiss” is one of those confessional songs that isn’t just written like a diary entry but sung like one too, all low and deliberate like not one syllable is a throwaway.
“Dear John,” the ruby jewel off Speak Now, is a song that will gust right through to your bones, engulfing you in a wicked storm of lies and deceit, of Dylan’s idiot wind and Cash’s ring of fire. An epic tale written by the girl in the dress.
“Holy Ground” is short but once it starts it doesn’t stop. The arrangement cleverly mimics the relationship the song describes. The first line is “Took off faster than a green light go” and Taylor spends the rest of the song so caught up reminiscing she forgets to take a breath. Lord it took us all away too.
“All Too Well” might be the single greatest Taylor Swift song of all time. It is littered with memory after memory- sharp and fleeting and each one remembered all too well. And like most ended relationships despite all this photographic wreckage somehow we have nothing to show for it. Just words at a piano, like so many small victories fighting against the current of ultimate defeat.
“You Are In Love” is the b-side to an anatomical Taylor song. It has all that vague and poignant detail, like burnt toast and the picture of you in his office downtown, but the conclusion isn’t love lost or love all messed up, but that maybe what you are hearing in the silence is love and love alone. Stripped of over-think, this song is elegantly straightforward.
“This Love” is an ode to the ghosts of Taylors past. The missing apostrophe is intentional- this song really is an ode to the past Taylors we’ve come to love. “Like saying goodbye to the past and the previous four albums” is how Taylor described the song. This song may technically be about a love returned, but this is also the moment we send our regal, dilapidated ships off to sea. Because ghosts are at once returning and departing, always.
okay so i’m probably 7856454 years late to this realization but …i guess the reason straight people don’t really think our identities matter that much to us is because theirs don’t to them? like, i think about how not straight i am all the time but they don’t do that, do they? they don’t walk around thinking ‘i’m soooo straight’, right? so they don’t think it’s a big deal to other people maybe that’s it and maybe it’s not but i mean it’s something to think about for me
- i am a magical girl - i didn’t deserve everything they put me through - i’ve made it so far - i’m going to make it further - i am loved - i am cherished - even if i only save one person and that person is me, it’s worth it - i have so much to live for - i can do anything
I'm sorry for always asking: but white rose with sunlight? Or coming home? Or both! :)
Of course Robyn! To help you survive the rest of your first week back at school ;)
Ruby very nearly didn’t hear her phone ring over the sound of the oven timer going off, but as soon as she heard the blare of Weiss’ signature ringtone Ruby was across the kitchen answering the call without a second thought, cookies long forgotten. Tonight was the big night, after all.
There was a dragged-out second as the call connected. Ruby took a deep breath, shaking out her free hand. Whatever she was met with on the other line, she would deal. And maybe it had gone well! Maybe…
The first thing Ruby heard on the other line was crying. Things had definitely not gone well. “Ruby, thank God you answered.”
“Weiss, are you okay? What happened? Did your dad…?”
“I told him. About me…being…gay. Ruby, I’ve never seen him so mad. I was so scared…” Weiss let out a choked sound that made Ruby’s throat clench.
“Did he hurt you? Are you still at home?” Ruby did her best to keep calm, to be strong for Weiss, but the words still came out in an anxious rush.
“N-no. I panicked, threw some clothes in a suitcase, and ran. I’m in a park somewhere with no money and I don’t know where I am. I don’t know what to do and it’s getting dark I’m so sorry to bother you, but I- I didn’t know who to call.” Weiss sounded like she was nearly hyperventilating. She must have been terrified, Ruby knew she would be.
“Okay Weiss, it’s okay.” Ruby didn’t know if she was reassuring Weiss or herself. This was pretty clearly a massive crisis and she didn’t know what to do and Weiss was all alone- deep breath, Ruby- you can do this. “Can you describe the park?”
“U-um, well… there’s a play structure, with three red slides. And a giant turtle? Is-is any of this helping?” Weiss managed, her voice still sounding thick with tears, but a little less freaked out.
The description was one that Ruby recognized, thank goodness. “Yeah! Yeah that’s really helpful. I think I know where you are… is there a dog park next to the kids’ area?”
“Awesome. That’s Haven Park. Dad took me and Yang there all the time when we were little. We’ll be right there to come get you.” Ruby let out a sigh of relief. It was going to be all good. She’d get Dad and they’d find Weiss and somehow they could figure out what to do. Ruby went to hang up the phone, but suddenly Weiss’ voice crackled through the speakers.
“Wait!” She yelped, “Please don’t hang up. I need to hear your voice right now.”
Ruby immediately pressed the phone back to her ear.“Okay. I’m staying right here. Just hold on one second.” She sprinted up the stairs towards her dad’s office, phone in hand. “Hey Dad! Dad!!”
Ruby nearly ran straight into Yang as she came rushing around the corned, eyes wide. “What is it Ruby? Is something wrong?”
“We need to pick Weiss up from Haven. It’s kinda a long story but she’s there and she’s alone and she’s kinda freaking out,” Ruby explained hurriedly, “Where’s Dad?”
“He had to work late tonight. I’ll get the keys. Tell Weiss we’ll be there in five minutes.” Ruby felt a swell of gratitude- she really had the best big sister ever. She wedged the phone between her ear and her shoulder as she pulled on her shoes.
“Hang tight, Weiss! We’re coming to get you!”
Ruby didn’t know all that much about driving, but she was pretty sure Yang broke a whole lot of rules on their way to the park- not that she was complaining. Anything that got them to Weiss faster was a good thing right now. She stayed on the phone the whole ride, giving updates on their progress every few seconds.
They pulled up by the park just a few minutes later, and Ruby was out of the car before it had even fully stopped. She spotted Weiss immediately, hunched over on a bench, head in her hands. At the sound of Ruby’s footsteps she glanced up, her face immediately lighting up.
“Ruby!” Weiss leapt to her feet, rushing down the park path.
“Weiss!” Ruby met Weiss halfway, sweeping her friend up in her arms and holding her with all of her strength. Weiss held on just as tight, and stayed there for a long time, face buried in Ruby’s shoulder.
When she finally let go, apologies were already spilling out of her mouth. “I’m so sorry for causing all this trouble. I-”
Ruby pressed a finger to Weiss’ lips, shushing her. “Nope. No apologies Weiss, you needed me and I came.”
“But I made you drive out here to come get me…” Weiss said with a sniffle.
“What were we gonna do? Leave you here all by yourself? Make you go back to your dad? No way Weiss.” Ruby slung an arm around Weiss’ shoulder. It hurt to hear Weiss say things like that- as if everything she did was somehow a burden to everyone, like she didn’t deserve kindness or care.
She and Weiss squeezed into the back of the car, Yang greeting them as they got in.
“W-well thank you, Ruby. You too, Yang.” Weiss buckled her seatbelt and arranged her bag in her lap, holding herself stiffly.
Yang shot Weiss a look of concern.“You’re like an honorary sister to me, Weiss. I’m not gonna let a sister- or should I say shneester- spend the night in the cold.”
Ruby groaned at the pun and aimed a kick at the back of Yang’s seat. But Weiss just laughed. Ruby’s jaw nearly dropped- Weiss was laughing at one of Yang’s awful, awful puns. She held back a comment-whether it was that Weiss was in shock or just eager to have something to laugh about, it felt good to see her smiling.
“What’s going to happen now?” Weiss asked as she composed herself, the tension that had bled out of her shoulders quickly returning.
Yang shrugged. “We go home.” She turned the keys and put the car in Drive, pulling away from the park.
Ruby picked up on the terrified expression that flickered across Weiss’ face. “She means home-home, not your… house.” Somehow she couldn’t make herself think of the Schnee Manor as a home at all.
“We have an old air mattress we can pull out, and we can set you up in our room. Ooh, I can invite Blake, and we can make it a slumber party.” Yang grinned at them through the rear-view mirror. Ruby couldn’t put into words how thankful she was for her sister’s presence- she brought a much-needed lightness and energy to an otherwise grim situation.
“Are you sure? I really don’t want to be a bother. If I-”
Ruby once again cut Weiss off before she could finish being stupid. “Nonsense, Weiss. You’re always welcome in our home.”
That made tears well up in Weiss’ eyes again. She swiped at them, letting out a huff of frustration. “S-sorry, I don’t normally cry this much-”
The sight made Ruby want to reach out and take Weiss’ hand- so she did. Maybe it was a bad idea but Weiss needed her. “Cry as much as you need, Weiss. I’ll be right here.”
Weiss laced her fingers into Ruby’s “You know I’ve never been to a sleepover before,” she said after a beat of silence.
“What?” Ruby and Yang let out twin cries of shock. What kind of childhood didn’t come with sleepovers? A pretty terrible one.
“Oh man, Weiss, you have been missing out.” Ruby said excitedly. “We can make popcorn and watch movies-”
“And talk about cute girls!” Yang chimed in.
By the time they got home, Weiss’ face was dry and she was grinning from ear to ear. There might be more tears later, Ruby knew, and that was okay. For now, Weiss was happy and safe and that was really all that mattered right now, right? No matter what happened next, she’d be right by Weiss’ side for it all.
*Yang slammed open the door to her and Ruby's room with tears in her eyes.* Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! *yang shouted as she punched the wall repeatedly before slumping down against it onto the floor holding her hands to her face.*
*Meanwhile Ruby rushed in from the bathroom in a panic.* What Happen!? I heard banging! *She then spotted her sister sitting shaking on against the wall and quickly rushed over.* Yang? Are you alright? What's wrong?
*Yang sniffled wiping the tears from her red eyes.* It's nothing Ruby. Just... Just go away.
Yang. It's clearly not nothing. Please talk to me. I just want to help. *Ruby said moving closer to her sister placing her hand on her shoulder.*
*Yang was silent for a moment, trying to stop the tears from falling as her eyes slowly turn purple.* Fine... I was going to the cafe were Blake went too... I was going to go tell her how I feel about her because I just needed to get this off my chest, ya'know. *Yang sniffled wiping her eyes.* But when I got there I saw her with Sun.
Okay so Blake was hanging out with Sun. That isn't out of- *Ruby started before shouted with more tears in her eyes.*
They were on a date Ruby!
*At this Ruby looked dumbfounded with surprise.* W-what? No. they couldn't be. They are just good friend, Yang. I'm sure it was a misunderstanding.
*Ruby then watched as the anger in Yang's express was overwhelmed with sorrow before looking down at the ground.* That's what I was hope for, Ruby... Right up until They kissed.
oh... Oh Yang. *Ruby whisper as she wrapped her arms around her sister who hugged her back burying her face into her shoulder.* I am so sorry.
What am I going to do Ruby? *sniffle* I love her so much. But I can never be with her. *sniffle. I can't even tell her now. *Yang cried, holding onto Ruby for dear life.*
Shhhhh. It's alright. Let it all out. *Ruby whispered as she stroke Yangs head hugging her until she calmed down.* It'll be okay Yang. Why don't you go take a shower and get ready for bed. Maybe it will help you feel better.
*sniffle.* Yeah... Thank you Ruby.
Anytime. We're sisters after all. We take care of each other. You'd do the same for me... And probably beat up the other person.
Hehe, Yeah I would.
*Ruby walked down stair while Yang is in the shower when she hears the front door open and close.* Oh I guess Blake is back. *She thought to herself when she hear Weiss and Blake begin to talk.*
Welcome back Blake.
Hey Weiss. Where's Yang and Ruby?
Upstairs. Yang's in the shower and Ruby I think went to bed.
Ah I see. I'll put these left overs in the fridge then.
So how did it go?
How did what go?
Your date with Sun.
*Ruby then heard Blake groan as she heard her coat being thrown.* For the last time Weiss. It was not a date. We are just friends and I made that pretty clear to him as well.
What do you mean?
Sigh, Sun kissed me.
He kissed you!?
Yes. And then I slapped him.
WHAT!? Why? I thought you liked him?
As. A. Friend. Honestly, If I knew he was asking me out on a date and not to hang out I would have told him no and that I only see him as a friend. Which He accepted and apologized for kissing me while I apologized for slapping him.
But I don't understand! You talked you were in love with someone blonde that we know. Oh god don't tell me it's Jaune!
What?! No! God No!
Then who? We don't know any other blonde guys and the only other person we both know who is blonde is Yang.
Oh. My god.
Weiss. I'm serious. Shut up.
*It was then just as Weiss opened her mouth to speak Ruby stepped out from around the corner and nearly shouted.* YOU LOVE YANG!
R-RUBY!? *Blake jumped in surprise, nearly dropping the box of sweet as Weiss watched from the chair she sat in.* H-hey. Uh, I thought you were sleep. I, uh, got some sweetd from the cafe if you want any. *Blake then watched as Ruby zipped over infront of her slapping the box out of her hand to the floor, shocking both her and Weiss before Ruby took hold of her shoulder.*
Yeah. Forget that. Is it true!? You Actually love my sister?!
Ruby what is wrong with-
Not now Weiss! I'll example later! Blake! Do you or do you not love Yang!?
Well I mean... *Blake muttered shifting nervously at Ruby's gaze before finally cracking.* Okay Yes. I love Yang but you can't tell her, please.
Oh thank you god!
Blake You are going to go up stair to Yang right now and tell Yang how yu feel. Like right now!
What? Why? *the two said together before looking at each other weirdly then back to Ruby.*
Because Yang has been crying for the past hour thinks you and Sun are dating!
Why would Yang think that and why was she crying about it?
Because she loves you and she saw Sun kissing you!
WHAT!? OH MY GOD! YANG!*Blake Shouted and quickly ran past Ruby and upstairs.*
You think she remembers me saying Yang is in the shower? *Both Weiss and Ruby then looked as they heard a door slam open.*
YANG! IT WASN'T A DATE! I DON'T LOVE SUUUUWHOAMYGOD!
AAAAAAAAAAAH! BLAKE! WHAT THE HELL!?
I'M SORRY! I DIDN'T KNOW YOU WERE NAKED!
I JUST GOT OUT OF THE SHOWER! STOP PEAKING AND GET OUT OR AT LEAST GIVE MY A TOWEL!
Yeah I'm going to go with nope. *Ruby then took a bite of a cookie from the box on the floor.*