s1 and s2 are the worst because all the shit that is going to happen to you

Ugh, Anti-Plec

Honestly, I’ve been anti-Plec slowly for a while, but now….full on.

Caroline “He will be the man that I always loved”
This line pisses me off because she didn’t always love him. She had a crush and moved on with Damon (ugh), then Matt. If she truly loved him, she wouldn’t of given up or it would of taken much longer to move on.

Originally posted by teamlockwood

Yep, she really loved Stefan when she was getting Tyler’s D.

Originally posted by i-think-you-bitch

Yeah, she was really thinking about her “love” for Stefan, here.

Julie Plec has not only disrespected Forwood, but also Tyler. He came back for three seconds only to be killed by Damon and NO ONE IS UPSET! She literally excuses killing Tyler. Then she belittles Forwood. Who are probably more loved that Klaroline. A portion of Klaroliners (like me) also like Forwood but we prefer Klaroline.

I know that a lot of Forwood stans hate Klaroline for ruining their ship, but at least we acknowledge it:

Originally posted by desterlicht

Klaroline don’t dismiss Forwood, we acknowledge it for the greatness it is.

There are a lot of reasons why I can’t buy into Steroline, the main reason is that they are my BrOTP. they had this beautiful emotional chemistry as friends, and fans loved that. I admit I could see them as a couple, but the way it happened just went to shit.

1) They don’t have the physical chemistry or the passion to anchor a show.
2) Stefan was the reason she turned her humanity off (along with Liz’s death). Don’t fight me she said it!
3) They were bad for each other. Ok, on paper, they are fine. But I’m talking character development. Caroline went from an insecure human to an independent vampire, full of snark and sassiness, she showed no fear and managed to attract the Original Hybrid! With Stefan, she cried over a guy, always forgave him too quickly and was insecure again, it never felt like Stefan deserved Caroline. It just felt like Stefan could do what he wanted because he knew Caroline would always be there. If he messed up, like leaving Caroline and travelling and dating Valerie, or sending her to the wrong location of the twins - it was “I’m sorry”, “Forgiven” ½ episodes later. I want to see Stefan grovel and beg. He needs to know that he’s done wrong and how to avoid it, he needs to know that Caroline can’t be treated like that, earn her forgiveness.
4) Stefan also suffered. Now, I don’t know if this is down to Paul Wesley, he loves the epicness of Stelena. But Stefan felt more selfish with Caroline. With Elena, you knew that it was Elena and that he wouldn’t stray and Elena was the priority. With Elena gone, Julie shifted it to the brothers, but this meant that Stefan prioritised Damon over Caroline, but at times it would also be other people, he liked to keep Caroline out of the loop.
5) Caroline’s only storyline for S8 was the June Wedding and Stefan. In S7 it was Stefan, the twins were only involved due to Candice’s pregnancy. Julie just didn’t give her a proper storyline.
6) The quick steps: They got engaged just after moving in, and a couple of months after they reunited. Yeah they known each other for long. 4 years as friends, A few months in S7 as a couple, then 3 years off. - but they haven’t dated long enough on to know if they are a stable couple, what if they broke up. Spoiler alert: They did. Then they get married and it wasn’t about them. It only happened because of Katherine and Damon organised it, with Caroline getting no say, she had a Steferine song and Katherine’s necklace. Not to mention they just got back together the episode before. I’d buy the wedding more if it was fake, but then they eloped or agree to do the real thing after Katherine was dealt with.
7) When Enzo died, she went to Stefan and not Bonnie. I believe in ho’s over bro’s and I think she should of gone to Bonnie first, even if Bonnie rejects her and let Damon handle Stefan. I think that if she did that, Bonnie might not immediately reject her.

The last one isn’t about Steroline, it is about the stans. I’m not going to generalise everyone, but one of my peeves is that they claim that KC are a bullying fandom and make themselves sound perfect when I’ve heard worst. I’m not saying that Klaroline is perfect, there is a lot of ugly in ships, especially these days and in current shows. But I remember when Steroline were split and I saw stans give a lot of hate to Julie and the writers on twitter, also getting in a strop if another ship gets honoured or referenced. Also another peeve is when Steroline stans say that Klaroline stans must hate Caroline. But I’ve seen a lot of Steroline stans who like Damon and Daroline friendship and that is worst. He abused her, made her feel terrible and got away with it. Yeah, there scenes are cute but they forget the S1 context. Damon got away with it and Caroline never got an apology, Plec just address it in S8 as if he was always guilty, and she already forgave him. - The big injust is how they handled that. Prime time to approach that was S1 and S2 but they skimmed over it.

On paper, they should work. I love the friends-to-lovers- trope, but they approached it wrong and they created a couple that can’t anchor as a main couple that goes through angst, I’ve seen more people go off it. Trust me I wasn’t against this from the start. I try to love all the ships that happen, I’m Stelena, but when Delena happened I was okay this is the new thing. But the writers did not create an epic story.

Not to mention the humanity switch. It just surprises me, how much people get away with it, especially if you’re a main character. Damon and Stefan do the worst off it and they come of unscathed by the gang. Stefan has an addiction to blood, that changes someone which equates to an addiction to drugs or alcohol. It changes someone, to the point that sometimes they want to switch their humanity off and not care. Vampires can actually do that! It would just be nice for the main characters to go “No! That’s not cool, be guilty for a while” - obviously not for too long, that doesn’t make good TV, but when you compare to when they condemn someone who isn’t in their inner circle it’s shocking.

Now, you may not agree, I expect many not to. But the big fanservice isn’t great. Yes, Klaroline were a little fanserviced - but not completely otherwise they’d be together. But Steroline has been fanserviced all season this year. All you guys are so happy you got your wedding, that it doesn’t even bother you that it wasn’t about them and the only reason they had it was to lure an enemy out. Yeah, they love each other, and probably would have eventually have the wedding but it wasn’t their wedding. The wedding will forever be tainted by that. If the wedding happened with no ulterior motive, I’d be upset, but I’d be fair enough and try to move on. But I can’t be happy for Caroline in the circumstances it happened.

Tyler Lockwood deserved better. Forwood deserved better. Klaroline deserve better (if you don’t intend to have them together, don’t lie and bait us).

A note for Forwood fans, if KC weren’t endgame, I would of been happy with Forwood.

why k/urotsukki is bad, without hating on the actual ship

i feel like this shit is long overdue, as the fandom seems to have not noticed what’s wrong with the portrayal of krtsk and frankly im sick and tired of seeing the same terrible thing in tags. so, without bashing the characters or the actual idea of the pairing itself, i’m about to list the issues of the godawful fanon kurotsukki and why it needs to stop like immediately. i mean there’s been three seasons ffs, with actual interactions between the characters. there’s no excuses now for how terrible it is. 

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Giving my two senses regarding Skam

Boy Squad vs Balloon Squad
Genuinely I don’t think the Balloon Squad beat Isak out of homophobia or some bs. When Elias noticed Even on stage he seemed shocked but not angry. And we didn’t see Mikael so he must have gone outside. My theory - and many of you probably have already said it: Maybe Even went out to talk to Mikael. And as we saw in prior episodes Isak had a special (maybe jealous?) interest regarding their relationship. So what probably happened was that Isak saw them talk or maybe argue and went in on Mikael, Elias and the rest noticed, didn’t even think twice and went to help their bro and attacked Isak. Which of course got the Boy Squad involved. No biggie. They all will survive. I’m not worried for these two squads.

Vilde and the Pepsi Max Bitches
I don’t know about Vilde man.. she got me mad f*cked up. I always think back to Sana fighting with the Pepsi Max hoes just for talking bad about Vilde in S1 and her being the only one to believe in Vilde’s strength in S2. And Vilde keeps being judgmental. To the point where she talks shit about precious Sana with the enemies. Im so disappointed. The betrayal. The Backstab. Sana doesn’t deserve this. Vilde is obviously hiding something about her family, maybe they are next level racist or something. I honestly don’t know. Vilde is an aweful friend.
The Pepsi Max bitches are just plain islamophobic and heartless and excluding our sunshine. No excuse. They deserve to burn.

On the one hand I feel like its not her fault that she kissed Yousef to get over William. She didn’t know about Sana and him right? But on the other I feel like what a bad friend she has to be not to know. At no point did she ever ask Sana (or any of the girls for that matter) if there was anyone she liked. As if she wasn’t a girl with normal feelings. Sana is just disregarded as tough and responsible, but never as a normal teenager. It annoys me so much. Yes she should have told Noora about William, but she didn’t even know for sure, it was just a rumor. Also: I liked Noora and also William (Shock!). But god does this annoy me. Their season is done, it was the longest and ended perfectly. Why butcher it. The actor playing William leaving was handled so badly. Just let it go. Noora doesn’t deserve this huge spotlight in Sana’s season. F*ck them.

Asshole. Simple. Yes Sana and him are not dating. But bruuuh he knows that there is something and for him to go after Sanas BEST FRIEND is just disgusting. No matter what might have happened before. Even if Elias said something or if he found out about Sana unfriending him. That makes the whole thing even worse. That would make him a guy who feels the need to take revenge on a girl he had the sweetest moments with. I’d rather believe he is just a f*ckboy, who got kissed by a hot chick and couldn’t refrain himself. Either way I doubt he will be able to recover from that in the viewers or Sanas eyes. You done f*cked up Acar.
Plus: why wasn’t he helping his friends?! Why wasn’t he stopping the fight?! What are you doing bruh?! Done f*ucked up I tell you.

I feel so bad for her. I can barely put it to words. First she feels responsible for the fight between the boys. She must think, I could have known and not invited them. The blood on her hands embodied that severely. One of her best friends -Isak- got hurt. Then hearing the judgmental remarks about her family and believes. It saddens me so much that she has to always feel excluded. To hear that one of her closest friends confirmed those prejudices and that she will be thrown out of the bus. Not her group. Only Sana. Because she is different. She doesn’t fit. And she never will. And it all gets topped by seeing the one guy she ever trusted with her feeling, she ever opened up to, she had finally started to let in. To see him kiss her best friend. Its devastating. Sana doesn’t deserve this torture.
The worst is who will she talk to now? Who can she trust? Nobody. Shes alone and in pain. And after all this we know in 10 days, we will see a strong Sana, pushing away her feelings and going on to fight this battle against everyone. And it kills me.

Keith & choices

/ okay im gonna flesh this out sometime perhaps but I’m sat here kind of screaming!!! so. 

 we’ve seen that Keith will and does choose Voltron time and time again. In s1 he always sees the bigger picture and understands that there are bigger things than you own personal emotions. BoM and the knife challenges everything Keith thinks he stands he for. I don’t think Keith’s biggest fear is actually being alone or abandoned- that’s definitely a BIG part of something he fears he definitely DOES fear this and abandonment. 

But I think BoM proved that Keith fears are so deeply rooted in making the wrong choice between the greater good and his own personal feelings

For the entire trial he is putting himself first (and that’s not exactly selfish I mean - this is something deeply important to him and he is compelled to know.) but his projections and mind clearly keep showing this juxtaposition between Keith keeping the knife and finding out his past or leaving it behind and staying with team Voltron - forgetting about it. Walk away from the knife and everything he DESPERATELY wants to know, or walk away from the team and the UNIVERSE. 

And you can see that this choice is tearing him apart literally. 

Because in s1 we him many many times showing the ability to make tough calls and put his own feelings aside for the team. it will be on his hands if he’s not there to pilot red and form Voltron with the others. Keith can think objectively and rationally - like with not going after Allura. 

Then look at that moment in s1 with Pidge wanting to leave to find her family, telling her “EVERYONE in the universe has families” and by leaving to find hers she putting EVERYONE in danger and Voltron won’t be able to save people and we see HOW UPSET and angry he is about that. 


so his mind is really hammering this in: does he really believe in the greater good, can he truly follow it to the end or is he going to keep chasing this past? can he do both? should he do both? what kind of paladin is he if he’s doing this?

I think the scene in the shack is really important for this too because he sees the galra attacking and immediately he’s like “I have to go people need me red’s up there waiting people need me” and then his dad in his HEAD (important - these are all Keith’s perceptions of people and events which are SHAPED by how he sees HIMSELF rn) is like “but what about who you are don’t you want to know" 

 and Keith pauses because holy shit of course he wants to know he’s been grappling with this for so long. but he still is going to the door he can hear things being destroyed and people dying and worlds burning like he says himself he CAN’T just hang around and stand here when that’s going on and he can do something about it. 

 and then THEN Keith is given a choice. ”If you walk through that door you’ll never know who you really are“. And it’s after a moment that Keith makes the choice to leave here. 

There’s so much more to talk about here but im focusing on choices and I just…. have been thinking for so long about Keith having a difficult decision to make further down the line. i’ve bene thinking about this since s1 and s2 has kind of made it feel even more like a possibility. 

Because he did something for himself here, you can see in his mind how much he’s struggling with that decision ”you’re just thinking of yourself as usual" / “you’ve chosen to be ALONE.” - 

the whole of s2 so far Keith has been trying to suppress his own feelings (but he’s such an explosive chaotic mess my god this poor boy he is so turbulent and unstable) and keep what’s going on to himself keep it together for the team - but he’s always so concerned that he’s putting everyone in danger because of his own actions and the knife which ISN’T for anyone but himself. 

 This is Heavy Stuff. 

 Keith shows how much he would give time and time again to team Voltron, to the CAUSE and the greater good. But. But. We ….. also know there is something else that gives Keith virtually complete tunnel-vision i would go as far to say because well i mean there is plenty of evidence for this. So, there is something - more accurately someone - Keith looks out for time and time again, someone Keith would do whatever it takes to keep safe and vows to their face “nothing is going to happen to you” he’s so determined to make sure that’s the case. 


And I just am….. okay I’m writing about this more sometime but Keith could be so easily manipulated by an enemy through using shiro even in his own mind in BoM. the things Keith has done for shiro and will do are aligned with what he would do for Voltron and the greater good. But if there’s a bigger choice that has every capability of really testing keith further and tearing him apart completely, being the hardest thing he’s probably ever had to do: 

It is placing these two things against each other.  Team Voltron, the UNIVERSE or Shiro.

One person (which Keith has expressed on a handful of occasions cannot be placed above the universe or the mission you have to set it aside and move forwards get on with the task and you can’t comprise the bigger picture for yourself) set against the entire universe. 

TLDR: Keith does fear being abandoned and being alone. A big insecurity is how people see him and read his actions (but he’ll still do whatever it takes and say what needs to be said even if it means people thinking the worst of him and that insecurity being met - that’s cold even for you.) 

But Keith also fears not being able to do the greater good and being selfish. Keith fears making choices for his own reasons, making a wrong choice.

Some thoughts on the Jancy backlash

Okay so season 2 of Stranger Things brought together Nancy and Jonathan and made Jancy canon, which made many of us ecstatic but seems to also have generated a backlash among certain fans and even a lot of hate towards Nancy Wheeler.

The hate towards Nancy is misogynistic. Yes, it is. Because it shows how some viewers hold female characters to a much higher standard than male characters and how some can’t view a female character as more nuanced than either ‘good’ or ‘bad’, while they can easily view a male character as ‘flawed’ or ‘complicated’. All the arguments for how awful Nancy is comes back to the manner in which her relationship with Steve ended. The brutal way in which Steve gets his heart broken in the bathroom, combined with his subsequent journey to a huge fan favorite, has drawn the ire. And yes, it’s brutal and not Nancy’s finest hour. Because guess what? She’s flawed. Nancy is flawed, Steve is flawed, Jonathan is flawed, the characters are not perfect because people aren’t.

Nancy makes the mistake of breaking a boys heart when she’s drunk. In the first season she makes the mistake of treating Barb badly and ditching her. What does she do after that? Spends the rest of season 1 trying to save her friend and when she finds out Barb’s dead, she sets out to kill the monster responsible. Post-S1 she mourns Barb and lives with the guilt of being indirectly at fault for her death and has to keep it all to herself and not being able to tell Barb’s parents the truth (plus deal with the knowledge of a dark dimension with horrifying monsters that she herself has had an extremely traumatic experience with, and the fact that all this is kept a secret as well). She’s also trying to figure out who she is as a person, and wanted Jonathan to make a move, but when nothing happened reverted back to the safety of Steve, to try to pretend that everything’s fine (wishing everything could go back to the way it was, as she says).

From the get-go of season 2 it’s apparent that Nancy and Steve aren’t compatible. The first scene in the car - she tries to help him with his essay but he’s frustrated with it and then lays out his life plan of settling for a job with his dad, a nice cushy little plan that we know from season 1 is Nancy’s worst nightmare, it’ll mean she will become like her mother. The scene when Steve interrupts her talk with Jonathan shows what Steve’s mostly been for her - a nice distraction (that still looks for Jonathan). Then the scene in the library which shows how Steve has been as a support system. Yes, he has supported her and comforted her. But his solution is “try to forget about it” and “we can’t do anything about it”. The second one is a completely reasonable view for most people - but as we see Nancy is not most people. And in stark contrast Jonathan is just game for it. We see in the first episodes Nancy’s internal struggle that Murray Bauman points out in ep 6: retreating back to the safety of Steve and being a normal teenage girl or evolve fully to the person she was for a week in november in season 1, the badass action girl who seeks out the truth, faces danger, can handle a gun, slaps boys who slutshames her, etc etc. Together with Jonathan she evolves to this in season 2, risking their life in getting justice for Barb, the thing Steve thought they just couldn’t do, taking down the man, willing to defend them from monsters with a shotgun and saving Will from the Mindflayer. Pure badass. (Quick sidenote because people forget Jonathan’s character development in s2: he overcomes his trust issues, as he finally acts on his feelings and trusts himself that Nancy feels the same and so he kisses her. He kisser her first. That’s huge).

“Steve did everything right” I’ve seen some people say. I don’t believe that’s accurate + shit, sometimes you can do everything right and it still isn’t enough. It is made superclear that Steve can be there for Nancy in one way, but never in the way Jonathan can - and it’s the way that Jonathan can that Nancy both wants and needs.

Some people thinks she cheated on Steve, and uses this to justify their hate. I guess they could’ve written it even more clearly, but my interpretation from first viewing was that they broke up. Having first told Steve while drunk that she isn’t in love with him and that they’re relationship is bullshit, him then leaving her alone and drunk at the party, and then the next day she is unable to say that she loves him while sober, and he leaves. Yes they could have had them literally say the words broken up (which Tommy later says) to make it clear but jeez. I see it from Steve’s POV - why the hell would he stay with her when she’s clearly not in love with him. Yes, later Steve comes with flowers to her house to win her back, but that’s a clear parallel to season 1 when he comes to the Byers house to win her back and ends up fight the Demogorgon. This time around he encounters Dustin and sets off on the wonderful arc with the kids fighting Demodogs. And it actually shows a flaw Steve has: for his own sake it would be best to just let it go. Again, the girl doesn’t love you, move on, it’s for the best. And he ends up stumbling into that, being dragged of by Dustin and becoming a better person and a hero. It’s best for Steve.

Side-point: have seen some say stuff like Steve “deserves” Nancy or the variant “Steve deserves so much better than Nancy”. First off, saying a guy “deserves” a girl creeps me out. But yeah, hopefully Steve will eventually find love in a good, healthy relationship but for now I think it would be the best for him to continuing growing as an individual. Figure some shit out, Steve.

To sum up: All the teens are flawed people who makes mistakes, but the way in which Nancy is held to a higher standard is misogynistic, it’s a common tendency when viewing fiction that also sadly mirrors real life.

boy i’m about to do it… @pikeisaman asked me for a gobblepot outline of how they progress through the show and i have nothing better to do so here we go

season 1

literally from the pilot their fates are sealed and it’s clear that they and this city will always be a part of each other’s lives. gordon is a babyfaced war hero cop determined to make this city better. oswald is a lowly umbrella boy  to a mafiosa (fish….my love) who snitches to the cops about the wayne murder case to further his own status. jim is ordered by mob boss falcone to take oswald to the end of the pier and shoot him for snitching. instead he lets him live, telling him to never come back to gotham. well…he definitely does come back with a master plan and shows up on jim’s doorstep (scaring the living shit out of him!!) explaining that he wants to help jim because he’s the last good man in gotham. part of oswald’s plan is telling his new employer maroni about what happened, the dude forces jim to come to his aid and corroborate the story and i tell you. the look in oswald’s eyes as he silently thanks jim for saving his life yet again…is what started my descent into this madness.

so eventually it’s revealed that oswald is alive and there’s all this mob bullshit but what’s important to this post is that when oswald waiting for his fate from falcone, he begged that the job of killing him be given to jim because he knew he’s the only good man in this city with a conscious who would spare his life. and he was right and in return he now secretly works for falcone and pleads for him to spare jim’s life when he gets out of line (which to THIS DAY jim does know about and it pisses me off!!!!)

anyways down the line jim finally comes to oswald for his first of many favors down the line because the city and the gcpd are corrupt and oswald is literally SO HAPPY like he’s been waiting for this moment and so have i because before this point this was the basis of so many fics for them. “FAVOR IS DONE..FRIENDS DON’T OWE FRIENDS, SILLY” this is actual dialogue that haunts me to this day

but then of course oswald’s promise of “no one gets hurt” doesn’t bode so well and jim is like [gob voice] i’ve made a huge mistake so the next time he sees oswald he’s a raging douche to him and from there on out. said interaction is what i call the first gobblepot breakup scene. oswald is opening his new club and comes to the gcpd to hand deliver an opening party invitation to jim with an earnest look in his eyes that parallels asking your crush to prom. jim says no and says he doesn’t want oswald coming to his work and THROWS THE INVITATION IN THE GARBAGE. Oswald urges that jim shouldn’t treat him this way because one day he’ll come back to him because THEY NEED EACH OTHER AND JIM IS A DUMBASS FOR NOT YET REALIZING THIS.

So literally like four episodes later jim DOES need oswald’s help and they road trip it up to this cabin and jim saves his life yet again but cuts Oswald off before he can thank him for it. A few eps later he comes AGAIN for a favor and when Oswald fucks with him he literally GRABS HIM by the shirt with empty threats. This boy just loves grabbing other men and pulling their faces within inches of each other while looking all macho. I tell you. But yeah Oswald still does the favor and says jim owes him this time (we’re past “friends don’t owe friends” since jim rejected jim)

Then somehow in the s1 finale jim’s idea of a favor is threatening to leave Oswald to be killed by mobsters in a hospital and Oswald has to wit his way out of things and have jim take him with him but like….this is the first time you see in oswald’s face that he was wrong to trust jim and it’s so goddamn heartbreaking.  


Jim has been demoted because he told the mayor to kiss his ass among other unruly things and he goes to Oswald (who is now “king of gotham”) to get his job back. Oswald agrees if jim shakes down this dude who owes him money. Jim ends up killing the guy in self defense and feels shitty but Oswald keeps his word and gets jim his job back. Meanwhile gcpd has a new captain because the writers hate women of color and killed off Essen so now Michael chikilis is here and is the most aggressive by-the-book dude you’ve ever seen. He’s like “yo if anyone here is corrupt and idk likes to fuck with skinny gay emo criminals for favors I’ll fire you” so jim is like :o when chiklis announces they’re going after Oswald jim goes to warn him and ask him about shit going down because it doesn’t sound like something Oswald would do (he’s actually being forced to do it because his mom is being held hostage). Instead of telling jim what’s wrong he snaps at him and this is breakup scene 2.0 basically. These boys love the angst. 

So oswald’s poor mom gets murdered by this dude named galavan who’s taking over the city and he’s trying to make it seem like Oswald is doing all this shit and jim is like “Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm” and galavan is elected mayor and Oswald wants to crash his party to fuckin murder him him. Jim for some reason is protecting this asshole because I guess it’s his job or something. This turns into jim standing between Oswald and galavan, both with guns drawn on each other. Neither can pull the trigger on each other. If this were literally any other person Oswald would just gun down whoever was in between him and justice for his murdered mom. But it’s jim. So instead he pleads and cries for him to step aside and jim implies that he can’t even though he knows galavan is guilty but it’s this dumb cop code or something. The writers decided at this point that instead of us getting to see who would back down first, Oswald is shot in the shoulder by someone else and goes into hiding and recovery. 

Them boys meet up again because galavan goes to trial and accuses Oswald of all the shit he did and jim’s like “WHY THE FUCK YOU LYIN” in the middle of court so he’s taken away by galavan’s men and they gonna kill him but then OSWALD APPEARS because theses dudes are like addicted to saving each other’s lives at this point. Jim wakes up with Oswald being there like “hello please help me kill this douche” and jim agrees. Some bullshit happens in between but what’s important is that they…literally….kill a man together. Like if nothing else that they’ve done for each other so far didn’t seal this connection, this did. 

And then even jim is technically the one who pulled the trigger on the bullet that killed galavan, Oswald takes the full blame and goes to arkham asylum for it. He goes through the worst mental torture imaginable for jim. When he sees jim on site and pleads for him to get him out jim is a Dick and claims this therapy is for his own good and it’s honestly so painful to watch like this is the last shred of hope Oswald had for jim.

A lot of this later half of s2 they’re doing their own thing and jim goes to jail and Oswald finds his rich dad who gets murdered in front of him but later on Galavan comes back to life and Oswald kills him again just as the dude was about to kill jim so oswald’s just like “you’re welcome bye”


Jim and Oswald greet each other like bitter exes at the gcpp when Oswald asks jim (who is now a bounty hunter) why he hasn’t caught fish mooney and jim says “you haven’t made it worth my while”. He does eventually help catch her by calling Oswald (guess they just still have each other’s numbers) and telling Oswald where she’ll be.

They don’t interact for a while this season but at one point when jim is put on a hallucinogenic trip he has a vision that he’s fighting a war with Oswald and Oswald saves his life in the dream and tells him “never leave your unit behind.” They literally never explain this on the show but I assume it’s about jim’s guilt for leaving him at arkham.

So then waaaay later on Oswald shows up on jim’s doorstep asking for information on Edward nygma and gives jim a phone with only his number on it, which becomes useful to jim when he’s held hostage and calls Oswald for help. Oswald like Bernie sanders runs to the place and saves jim yet again. Instead of thanking him jim is once again an asshole and says “took you long enough”

So then the s3 finale. I have never been more stressed in my life. Jim has been infected with this virus that makes you basically a violent douche with no inhibitions so he’s battling those demons and accidentally kills fish mooney in the process (Oswald actually likes her this time so he mad) and then is ready to offer Oswald up to save the city. Oswald ain’t happy about this, but only finds out at the last minute that jim is infected with the virus so idk how that affects his opinion on jim’s actions here 


Oswald has time for NO ONE his emotions have already gotten him nearly killed multiple times. He runs gotham and jim doesn’t like it. They keep publicly arguing with reporters and photographers documenting this gay shit. Even though they apparently hate each other they can’t get through an interaction without grabbing the other and bringing their faces within inches of each other to make empty threats. I’m told they will team up again later in the season which Gives Me Hope because both actors have said from day one that their destinies are forever intertwined. These boys are never escaping each other. 

So yeah that’s as far as an outline goes, I can go even further if you want more meta and headcanons 

anonymous asked:

(1) I think the reason why it's so hard to get over Chriseva not being endgame is because there's literally zero build up to it. Eva and Chris have been going strong for the last three seasons, whereas J*neva has had zero build up in those three seasons, and Chris/E*ma have had even less.

(2) If J*neva and Chris/E*ma had been hinted at prior to the last episode, the pill would’ve been easier to swallow because at least it would’ve made sense. There would’ve been an understanding between the show and the audience that this was always a possibility. But that didn’t happen, so the last scene felt like a completely separate story to the one we’ve been watching for the last four seasons.

(3) In s3 Chris attended the Christmas party with Eva and J*nas had no problem with it, and suddenly he does now? E*ma and Chris have been attending the same parties (Chris went to one at her house), and suddenly they just met? It makes zero sense, and that’s why it’s hard to accept.

And on season 2 finale, Eva was chatting with Isabel (Jonas girlfriend) in a really friendly way.  For me, it feels like she was over him already. Until episode 7 she was still talking about him and being jealous but in the next episodes she became more chill about it and stopped talking about Jonas all the time. It really seemed like she was finally letting go until the point she could talk with him and his girlfriend with no problems. This was at the same time she and Chris started to hook up. If you read the chats from s2 she was always mentioning Chris, at some point even Vilde is like ‘’ yeah Eva we already know William’s best friend is not going to tell anything to the police’’.  And then on s3 it was always Chris, no Jonas at all. Jonas seemed to be pretty fine as well? He was always talking about other girls. He was at Eva’s party too and she was with Chris there and again he didn’t seemed to care at all. He was totally chill with the boys. But yes, the Christmas i think it’s the worst, because it was really domestic, like even more than the Eid party. There was basically just the girls and boys squad and Eskild/Linn.  And Chris was fking there helping Eva with the Christmas tree. How Jonas wasn’t bothered there but after months he suddenly is?

I’m really starting to believe Julie changed her mind in the last second, because the story doesn’t make any sense. Even in the kosegruppa photo, Chris is looking at Eva. I think she changed her mind and then she decided to bring Emma back to make the plot twist (ignoring that Chris was at Emma’s party and at Eva’s party as well so he probably already saw her before).

And in order to make the audience ‘’believe’’ this storyline she used the most obvious ways, like a big giant sauce stain in Eva’s face to show us Chris ‘’doesn’t truly see her ‘’ but oh Jonas does. Seriously?? That was so stupid, if I wasn’t sad about it I would be laughing, it’s hard to believe it’s the same Skam who did Maghrib. And how you make the audience buy that this two who barely had scenes together since s1 still care/love?/ each other? JUST PLAY THE SAME SONG. Bring nostalgic feelings on the audience. At least i’m glad to see a lot of people complaining about it.

So yeah…  the fact that Chriseva’s end (and Joneva’s return) was so poorly written definitely makes almost impossible to get over it. Of course we would be sad anyway because our ship sunk, but we would be able to understand and accept . And I honestly don’t think I would be this bitter.

It’s like Game of Thones. How many times Got just crushed our hopes? Take the Hodor scene as example. I was devastated. I couldn’t sleep well that night. But at same time i was like ‘’wow this is so brilliant, Martin is a fking genius’’. So you get sad but you’re also excited because you know you’re watching some really good shit. And that’s all we were expecting from Skam. A good story.

Author Interview -- mysilverylining
This week’s author interview is with the up and coming Veronica Mars fic writer, mysilverylining. Maybe you’ve heard of her? Duh. Of course you have! She’s currently got two WIPs. “Sometimes You Can’t Make it On Your Own,” a season one AU starting with 1.03, “Meet John Smith,” and “Neptune,” a future-fic that takes place five years after the finale. 
1. When you’re not writing fic, what are you doing?
I’m always writing fic.  Sure, sometimes it’s the same paragraphs, over and over again, for weeks in a row.  But whichever chapter I’m working on is always open on my task bar.  Judging and taunting me.  
Sometimes I sleep.  Sometimes I work.  I spend too much time commuting in my car.  I watch a gazillion TV shows, but always seem to miss everything important - hello, ADD.  I buy ridiculous kitchen gadgets I’ll never use and have no place to store (strawberry slicer, anyone?).  I start fanvids I’ll never finish.  I’m mostly ignored by my Aspie kid.  Used as furniture by one cat.  Stared at creepily by the other one (whom I’m convinced is plotting my murder).  
And Tumblr.  Always always Tumblr.  
2. Had you ever written before you started writing for Veronica Mars? What inspired you to start writing for VMars? 
I hadn’t even read any fanfiction before watching Veronica Mars.  I’d actually avoided reading ff for years.  
I binged all three seasons in a fever, and then went crazy online searching for fanvids and forum discussions, recaps and meta.  I’d never gone through show withdrawal like that before, and I remember feeling like nothing would fill that Veronica Mars shaped hole.    
One day, seeing a link to a highly recommended fic, I finally said “Fuck it,” and clicked.  Luckily, that fic happened to be “A Strange New Story Every Time”, which left such a strong impression that I started devouring all the fic I could find.  Why did I wait so long?  I’ve always made up stories in my head to help myself fall asleep, and Logan and Veronica started taking center stage.  
I started a dozen or so stories in a OneNote notebook.  Some were painfully awful.  Some, were promising enough that I still intend to complete them someday.  The first one I finished was this crazypants amalgamation of the Pilot, Credit Where Credit Due, and You Think You Know Somebody - all smushed-together on the same timeline - where Veronicatakes Logan up on his offer to “Come with”.  They end up solving the Chardo case and the Troy case on this long field trip to TJ, while snarking and squabbling the entire time.  Until…you know.  That one will never see the light of day, but it gave me an idea how much I love writing.  Especially that time period.      
The first fic I ever worked up the nerve to publish was ‘I Hate You Because’.  I would have been happy if four or five people had read and enjoyed it.  The response to that fic absolutely floored me, and gave me the encouragement to keep writing.      
3. Biggest Veronica Mars fanfiction pet peeve?   
I’m really not very hard to please.  I can find something to like in almost anything.  But there are a few things that irk me.
  • Logan acting like a Neanderthal who has a nervous breakdown every time Veronica leaves the house.  Canonically, the only time he ever worried about her job was after Mercer/Moe shaved her head.  Over-protectiveness is NOT Logan’s default setting.  He doesn’t mind being the cavalry, but in three seasons, he only tried to stop her from doing her job one time - after proof that she was being targeted.  Logan LOVES, admires, and respects Veronica as the badass P.I. she is.  I’ll forgive it in a story, if she’s had death threats or a stalker in-universe.  But if she’s just going out for a routine stakeout?  Nope.  
  • Overly neurotic characters.  Of course,they all have major issues, which should be explored and addressed.  They’re from Neptune after all.  But if those issues are like a black hole that sucks all of the joy out of the story, I. Just. Can’t.  
  • Logan trading his entire personality to be Veronica’s Generic CW love interest who always says and does the right thing.  Happens a lot in S1 fics where Logan learns of Veronica’s rape or difficulties after Lilly’s death, and completely forgets how to snark.  Jason Dohring’s expressive face can sell it, but in writing, Logan needs to have an edge.  He needs to be dramatic and a little pissy.  Morally gray.  Cocky.  The same goes for Dick with regards to Mac.  You can’t turn him into Piz, throw a “Dude” in every sentence, and expect me to accept it as Dick.
  • The word “ministrations”.  Acceptable if Veronica is cleaning Logan’s wounds or nursing him back to health, but takes me right out of a love scene every time.  Kills the mood, because it summons images of Neosporin, peroxide, and gauze pads.    
  • “The petite blonde”.  This phrase is like nails on a chalkboard to me when it’s used in place of a proper name or pronoun.  Same with “the older detective”, “the shorter boy”, “the younger sibling”, etc…  I’d rather see the name/pronoun overused, than to see this.  The exception would be when we’re reading about character(s) who haven’t yet been introduced by name.  Does this make me a horrible person?

4. Why do you think it is that Veronica Mars, out of all the shows out there, is the one that has wormed its way into your heart in such a profound way?  
I love Veronica to death.  I admire her and identify with her.  I root for her and cheer for her always.   
But Logan is my heart.  My muse.  The fictional love-of-my-life.  
No character has ever gotten under my skin like that jackass.  I want to write ALL of his stories.  Pre-series unbroken (merely fractured) Logan.  Pilot OPJ Logan.  Reluctant Veronica-stan Logan.  Angry self-destructive S2 Logan.  Maturing S3 Logan.  Rebuilding S4 Logan.  Future, healthy-member-of-society Logan.  Future re-OPJ’d Logan.  All of them.  
5. Season three of the series saw a number of hardcore fans give Rob Thomas the side-eye, and many left the fandom. Two part questions: a) what kept you sticking through season three? b) and is there anything you felt season three handled particularly well?
I’ve never hated S3 as much as most people do.  Sure, I hated the straw feminists, the keister egg rape, Tim Foyle, and his hideous wig.  But there was plenty of greatness in S3.    
Many of my all-time favorite Logan/Veronica moments are in Season 3.  I could spend forever watching 'Actual-Married-Couple' L/V.  Sharing meals.  Bantering.  Supporting each other.  They’re not acting on pure passion like in S1.  They know each other inside out.  They love each other.  They've chosen each other.  And it’s beautiful.  I HATED the Madison debacle, but I loved Every. Single. Other. Thing. between them.  I loved their happy scenes.  I loved their sad scenes.  Their fight scenes.  Even their post-breakup scenes (was their chemistry ever stronger?).  
Season 3 gave us perfect onscreen pairings.  Logan / Wallace, Veronica / Prof Landry, Veronica / Dean O'Dell, Logan / Heather Buttons, Mac / Max (So what?  I liked it), Piz / Desmond Fellows, Veronica / Dick, Veronica /Jeff Ratner (love him or hate him, he was the perfect snarky foil for Veronica), and my personal favorite, Logan / Mac.  
Season 3 ended with two stellar episodes, and set-up so many threads for an amazing Season 4.  I’m going to write that story someday, dammit!  Seriously.   
6. Were there any storylines in the series, movie, or now book that you started off loving but ended up not caring for? How would you have handled it differently?
That’s a hard one.  I won’t even touch on the straw feminists.  Everyone else has already said it, and probably better than I could.  This is a hard question, because the things I would most change - the Madison debacle for example - weren’t things I ever started off loving.  
The closest I can come to answering in the spirit of the question would be the S2 L/V/D triangle.  I didn’t start off loving it, but I was initially okay with V/D dating.  I felt that since they were “cruelly ripped apart by fate” according to the narrative, it was inevitable that they would try again eventually, and I wanted to just get it over with.  
As much as I love (and would hate to lose) those flashback scenes from the Summer of LoVe, I think the better story might have been to have Wallace be the one at the door.  I would have handled it differently by Veronica actuallynoticing Duncan’s transgressions, calling him on his shit, and kicking him and his Madonna/Whore complex to the curb.  Veronica should have had the epiphany that NORMAL wasn’t really doing it for her.    
I would NOT have had Duncan ride off into the sunset, halo still shining.  I would have had him stay in Neptune and battle for custody of his daughter.  I would have had him experience consequences for his choices just like Wallace, Weevil, and Logan. I would have had him embrace his noir roots and “go dark”.  Become a villain.      
7. You are currently posting chapters for two stories: a season one AU and a future fic. Are there any challenges inherent in writing two stories so different from one another at the same time?
I think the biggest challenge is remembering to use Past Tense when writing Sometimes.  Present tense is the natural fit for me, and I really have to force myself to switch.  
Characterization is not a problem between Neptune and Sometimes.  
Where I’m actually struggling now is in keeping Neptune separate from movie and book canon.  
One of the main premises of Neptune is how people adapt and change based on the events in their life.  How adversity can bring out the very best or very worst in people.  Logan has a very detailed and complex backstory that will eventually explain exactly how he came to be the person he is.  So does Veronica.  And Madison.  Mac has dealt with the death of her bio-mom.  Wallace is divorced.  Characters that haven’t even been introduced yet have gone through profound changes.  (Not Dick - he’s the same).  
The changes in each of these characters are very important, as they speak to the actions and decisions they’ve taken and will take in the story’s future.       
Where I struggle is that during editing, I keep finding myself trying to align characterization to new canon - which would be disastrous to my story. 
My Veronica is more haunted than new!canon V.  My Gia hasn’t experienced the same horrible circumstances as new!canon Gia.  My Logan is similar, but is a bit cockier.  
I just have to hope my readers can understand that this was plotted and outlined well before the movie was ever announced, so it is what it is, and the characters are who they need to be.  Even when it conflicts with what we know now.   
8. What is one moment or scene from any of your fics that you’re really proud of? What is it about that specific moment?
There have been one or two scenes that made me laugh so hard I almost cried when I was writing them.  There’s a scene I wrote for Neptune months ago, that probably won’t be published for many more months, that makes me bawl my fucking eyes out.  
For my published works, I would have to go with Chapter 11 of Sometimes.  It’s the chapter that contains the car chase - which gives me an adrenaline rush, and Duncan’s long flashback to the L/V/D origin story - which makes me physically ache for Veronica (and Logan).  
My favorite stories are the ones that create visceral reactions while reading.  Ones that give me butterflies in my tummy or make my gut clench from pain.  PetPluto is a master at this.  Everything she writes creates this kind of reaction in me.  Ghostcat as well.  But I rarely experience it reading my own stuff - except for that Chapter 11.
9. Pick a character or two from Veronica Mars that you write for. What are three things you like to keep in mind when writing for that specific character(s)?
Good question.  I don’t really have any hard and fast rules for characterizations.  With Logan, I do try to keep in mind (1) what’s going on inside his head? where is his internal energy?  (2) who is his audience and what kind of performance is he putting on for them? (3) what are his hands doing?     
10. It’s the year 2030. Where are Veronica and Logan and what are they up to?
Snarkily ever after.  Married - for practical reasons.  Being told “family-only” by the Navy every time she tried to get any information about Logan, was not cutting it for Veronica, and Logan will take her any way he can get her.  Two kids - the first, a result of an over-enthusiastic reunion.  The second one planned - once they realize they aren’t actually miserable failures as parent.  
Solid.  Nine years apart puts all of their problems in perspective, as does two high-risk careers, age, and wisdom.  Of course, they still squabble occasionally.  For the fun of it.  And for the making up.           
Veronica is still detectiving.  Logan runs a part-time flight school (for his love of flying), and provides muscle for Veronica’s cases.
He still makes her say “Woof!”  
Hannibal Rewatch: 2x03

Season 2, Episode 3: “Hassun”

**Warning: rewatch blogging, written with knowledge of the full series

I promised I’d not screencap any of this initial sequence, so here let’s just look at the incredible focus and lighting on this shot of Hugh Dancy’s beautiful eyes and beautiful sea-change irises, and talk mostly in the abstract about Will’s internal struggles in S2, as we do.

Alrighty, so Will Graham A TV Character is in a difficult position for a protagonist, because last season we were allowed to get up so close to him, could practically feel him tearing under Hannibal & Jack’s hands as they pulled him apart between them. Not only could we SEE him drowning, water flooding the frames nearly as often as light, we could HEAR him, because he would tell Hannibal how he felt. Will was open in S1 — too open, and he got hurt so, soooo badly. Now in S2, he’s trying to close off from others, reluctant to tell anyone how he really feels, terrified his words will echo around this dark stone chamber for anyone to grab and use against him. So he swallows down that scream perched under his chin, traps it inside where it synaesthizes into these searing visuals. Does Will feel conflicted? I don’t know, let’s take a look again at that cap up there, his face cleaved in light and shadow. Does Will feel self-destructive? I don’t know, let’s look at the scene where he imagines himself executed by his own hand.

It’s fantastically done, because as S2 Will’s words & behaviors toward the people around him change to something more filtered and defensive, his ~true~ thoughts & feelings & Will Grahamness becomes something contested — amongst the other characters, and amongst the audience. But for those of us watching the show, we get something more than Alana, or Jack, or Chilton: Will’s nightmares, his visions made of antler and blood. They’re something Will feels that only we can see, and we take this and we intuit, we come to conclusions about Will, think that we, at least, do know him.

There’s a character who feels like this too, of course.

Oh yeah, they’ve gone done it again, those brilliant storynerds: they’ve Lecterized us. And you know what happens to Hannibal Lecter this season? He gets surprised by Will Graham a fair few times. Something we’ll be able to…empathize with.


Alright let’s live-blog another chapter of this damn masterpiece:

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anonymous asked:

I actually liked the episode (and I was very prepared for the worst). But tell me why didn't you, please, I really respect your opinion!

Hi love :) Sorry it took me a bit to answer this…I read it last night, but I was tired and needed to get some sleep.

First off, I’m happy you liked it, I really am. At least some people should get some joy and entertainment out of it, but here’s some points why I just can’t…

  • It’s very sloppy writing. Things that happened earlier are being completely disregarded and explained away with like one line, if at all, e.g. the last scene of TLD (4x02) where Eurus/Euros (how the hell is it spelled? I’m gonna go with Eurus now) is revealed and she’s aiming her gun at John, saying she’ll “put a hole in it”, and it apparently was only a tranquilliser. Why? Why do all that? Have her pretend to be three different people, first flirt with John and apparently text with him, then pose as his therapist and go all dramatic on his ass…and then “Shot me during a session. Only with a tranquilliser.” is a throw away line in the next episode. That reeks of bad storytelling, like they wanted this big cliffhanger just for dramatic effect but then couldn’t be bothered to do anything with it. Same with the explosion at Baker Street - they are jumping out of a freaking exploding building, through the window! And then we get a cut and see them being fine on some boat.
  • Plotholes. John in the well: he was chained by his feet down there, which is why he couldn’t try to climb up himself, but then a rope is thrown down and the chains magically disappear? Sherlock’s ‘recurring’ dreams of water because of the well (those dreams have never been mentioned before btw, there was one line in TST (4x01) “You’ve been having dreams. A recurring dream?”): how can he make a connection to that well when he never knew it even existed? Sure, he suppressed the memory of Victor, but he had no clue what happened to him and that he was thrown down that damn well, so how does “Deep water, Sherlock, all your life, in all your dreams. Deep waters.” make sense?
  • Shit happening out of nowhere. The whole Eurus thing. They can’t expect me to be invested in something that came up during the last few minutes of the previous episode…that’s the first time the whole secret psychotic sister stuff came up. Sure, we got the line about “the other one” in HLV, but that was 3x03, three seasons into the show. And yet they claim it’s “the culmination of everything we’ve been building up to for the past six years”. That’s the final problem? Bear in mind that this might be the last episode of the whole show, and they’re telling me this was a story about Sherlock Holmes and his secret sister who apparently made him the way he is, even though none of that has ever come up prior to HLV. Even ‘Readbeard’ wasn’t mentioned before TSOT (3x02). But sure, “Every choice you ever made, every path you’ve ever taken, the man you are today is your memory of Eurus.” Sorry, not buying it.
  • Same goes for Moriarty. He had a five minute conversation with Eurus, and she apparently brainwashed him because “It took her just five minutes to do all of this to us”. So everything Moriarty did to Sherlock and John was because of her, that’s it. It takes so much away from his story and his infatuation with Sherlock, and it doesn’t even make a whole lot of sense because all of S1 and TGG (1x03) took place BEFORE that “christmas day 5 years ago” when Moriarty and Eurus met. The christmas they met would be the one in S2 during ASIB (2x01)…timeline wise. Maybe I got this all wrong - if I did, someone please explain to me why he even was in that episode and why that five minute unsupervised conversation was put in there - but that’s how I understood it.
  • The episode as a finale for S4. None of the episodes really have a connection apart from Eurus being 294 different people in them. Without TFP explaining why everything prior to it felt so weird and out of context (and it did! even casual viewers picked up on that), the whole season seems messy and disjointed. I’m talking about TST (3x01) and Mary in particular here: her whole redemption arc was done in that one episode, and ofc they only have three per season, but there’s still a way to make that feel more organic. Because the way it was done I’m simply not buying it. She went from wanting to kill Magnussen and shooting (and actually killing) Sherlock and threatening him to shut up about it afterwards to being a lovely and nice wife and mother in the span of a few months? And she fully ‘redeemed’ herself by…sacrificing herself. (And let’s not even talk about how absolutely shitty Mary’s death was done and how it’s impossible for anyone to jump in front of a bullet like that. I’d forgive other shows for that, but not Sherlock, a show that only two episodes earlier explained how being shot actually works and that “it’s not like it is in the movies”.) It just doesn’t sit right with me. Neither does John actually forgiving her for lying to him on that big a scale and for SHOOTING SHERLOCK. I’m sorry, but if my partner shot my best friend, there’s no way in hell I’d just be like ‘okay, shit happens’…and this is John!, the guy who killed a man for Sherlock after one day of meeting him. After watching TST I still thought all of this was a plan, now, after having seen the whole season, I just think it’s bad writing and horrible execution.
  • The episode as a (possible) finale for the whole show. No, just no. Like I mentioned above, TFP and its plot doesn’t wrap up the show in a nice bow for me. It’s barely connected to the rest, and it’s certainly not the big final chapter of the story they have been telling before. I felt nothing. Season 4 as a whole feels ridiculously separate from everything else and not like the show I love, I can barely recognise it, which is probably mostly due to the fact that this used to be a story about John and Sherlock (not talking Johnlock here, though I will get to that), and this season didn’t really have that at its core. The heart of it were always the two of them - “the story of two men and their frankly ridiculous adventures”-, but with these three episodes I can’t even remember them really talking to each other or having any interaction that shows the reality of their friendship/relationship/connection except for a hug and Sherlock saying John is family and, like, not wanting to shoot him.
  • Johnlock. What this show did was queerbaiting, plain and simple. I know there’s people who keep insisting it’s not because Moftiss once said they’re not telling a romantic story about John and Sherlock, but the show, its subtext AND text did, and that’s what I care about when I watch something. It was there, blatantly obvious even to someone like me who never used to pick up on those things prior to watching this show and who didn’t go into it expecting or looking for it. But I saw and noticed it before there were a million metas about it out there…and we didn’t just imagine it or make shit up. There’s a reason so many people believed in Johnlock, the show told us but didn’t follow through, and that’s queerbaiting. It’s a big fuck you to so many lgbt folks who truly believed they’d get actual, beautifully told representation - me included. It’s heartbreaking and so so cruel because they played us. It’s still there, in the show, and to me it will always be what John and Sherlock’s story is about, but it wasn’t made explicit. And that hurts, it really does.

So yeah. Even without taking non canon Johnlock into consideration I had a lot of problems with this ep and think it’s simply not good, the whole vibe of it didn’t feel right. There’s some other things I didn’t particularly like (what they did to Molly, the fact that Mary apparently knows John and Sherlock best, or that they summed it all up with a bullshit line like “Who you really are, it doesn’t matter. It’s all about the legend.” - what kind of message is that?), but this is already super long by my standards, so I’ll leave it at that.
Here’s to hoping all of this makes sense; I started writing it right after waking up and my thoughts were still a bit of a mess and I also had to switch my brain to English. Maybe I’ll do a rewatch of the season and have some more to say about it then, but I don’t think that’s gonna happen anytime soon because I really don’t feel like it. Which already says a lot because I’ve watched every other episode at least 12 times.

Aramis and the death of Isabelle (meta)

I have seen many posts saying how they hate that Isabelle was introduced and killed off only to give Aramis the “manpain”. Even though I agree that Isabelle should have been kept alive, I disagree about her being killed off to create angst for Aramis. (And I dislike the term “manpain” as it diminishes whatever Aramis is feeling.)

No, Isabelle died because the writers wanted to give Aramis the reason to sleep with the Queen.

Let me explain.

Of course, Aramis is not innocent himself, giving the infamous STARE to the Queen after she thanks him for saving her, but in spite of that he still keeps his distance. The Queen is the one who is chasing Aramis. She is quite infatuated with Aramis, not only because he is a soldier and rather handsome and brave, compared to her husband, who is, although the King of France, is neither handsome nor brave. Perhaps, the Queen heard a lot (from her ladies in waiting, no doubt) about the ladies in court taking musketeers as lovers. Perhaps, the idea has long taken a root in her mind.

The Queen asks Aramis if Ninon is his lover, because she notices Ninon wearing the cross that she gave to Aramis. She didn’t even think about Aramis trying to console an innocent woman, but quickly assumed the worst, most probably because she heard about Aramis’ reputation. The ladies most certainly were talking.

While the Queen was bathing in the lake, Aramis also kept his distance. He was getting bored, but he was not sneaking to ogle the Queen or engage her in any way. When they run from Gallagher, the Queen is the one who approaches Aramis (not Athos, who is the leader of the group, or d'Artagnan or Porthos), offering her help (while the man in question is almost naked, mind you, she doesn’t look away or blush or anything). She is the one who starts fishing for information, apologizing for interrupting the conversation between Aramis and Isabelle. She wants to know because she is jealous and she uses his attraction to her and her vulnerability to get what she wants. “I may be cosseted, but I am not a fool,” she says and this is her character in a nutshell. She may not have much experience in certain areas, or much knowledge, but she is smart and she knows what she is doing. And she wants a handsome musketeer. Perhaps, she was not keen on sleeping with him at that moment yet, but she definitely wanted him to have eyes only on her.

Aramis admits that he knows Isabelle because they were to be married once. The Queen assumes that Aramis changed his mind. Why? Because she knows about his reputation of a casanova? We can only assume that it is the case, as if Ninon, who is quite high in social standing and close to the King, and thus the Queen, also heard about Aramis’ exploits, as she mentions before the trial.

What I hate about this moment at the covent is that the Queen interrupts a very important conversation for Aramis. For years Aramis lived under the assumption that Isabelle was forced to leave him, he mourned not only the loss of the baby, but also her loss, as if she was dead. Isabelle, not anyone else, is the only woman he has ever loved. Aramis says so himself to Agnes. He doesn’t mention any other woman, not even Adele, the woman he claimed to be in love with only recently. Aramis needed his closure with Isabelle, and now he had a chance to get it. He had questions, a lot of them, but then the Queen came and sent him away.

The Queen keeps insinuating herself into Aramis’ realm, keeps pushing and asking.

Isabelle didn’t have to die to give additional angst to Aramis. He was hurt when Isabelle disappeared from his life, hurt enough to carry that with him through years without sharing it with anyone but Agnes. When Aramis learns that it was her own decision to join the covent, it hurts Aramis even more. He feels betrayed in a way, because not only the woman whom he loved acted in a way he couldn’t have predicted, but she also managed to see through him and make a quite hard decision that affected not only hers but also Aramis’ life. It is after Isabelle’s disappearance and his own inability to reconcile with loss and his failed priesthood, that Aramis becomes a soldier. He goes along the single path that is left for him, unknowingly following the exact destiny that Isabelle had predicted for him.

The knowledge that everything he had thought was true turned out to be a lie and the fact that he has NO way of getting that closure with Isabelle, because she dies, is pushing Aramis into the Queen’s arms. She thinks that he goes because he needs consolation for his loss. And he does. But he also goes because he follows the same logic - I am going to do exactly what Isabelle thought I am - I am not cut for marriage, am a libertine and I will sleep with anyone I want, in this case, the Queen. “Oops I did it again” sort of logic.

The pain was already there. It was before Isabelle came back into Aramis’ life and it was there before she died. It is the death of Isabelle that serves as a catalyst for the sex. If Isabelle stayed alive, Aramis would have kept chasing her, pushing, trying to prove something, and thus disregarding the Queen.

Like Aramis did right before Isabelle died. She told him, everything she thought was true, but he kept going after her (no doubt to try and persuade her in what HE believed to be true - that he would have been happy married to her). It would have continued forever, because Aramis doesn’t know how to quit.

Unfortunately, Isabelle had to die and Aramis didn’t get a chance to perhaps learn more about Isabelle’s choice or her life or anything else.

I will be forever sad about the fact that she had to die, but I strongly disagree that it was done for anything else but pushing Aramis into the Queen’s bed. It was not done for the angst’s sake on its own, but for the whole baby plot line to be ignited.

If Isabelle was alive, Aramis would have most probably stayed away from the Queen and this whole mess wouldn’t have happened.

And let me tell you, Aramis may not be the most innocent when it comes to affairs of heart, but he was definitely a victim in his case. The Queen took advantage of him. I am just sad to see that to get the plot going the writers had to kill of yet another of Aramis’ lovers. There is a trend there that I don’t really like.

(I am really curious about how this all would be addressed in S2, but so far this all is based only on S1.)

the main writer of the 100, jason rothenberg, can suck his own dick and pat his own back all he wants over having a “diverse” cast, but when the characters that are being killed off, villainized, and treated horribly are mostly characters of color and/or lgbt characters, he has no right to talk about how ~progressive~ his show is.

most jarring examples:

wells: black man; killed for no reason other than to “shock” the viewers, writers played into the “black person dies first” trope

anya: tibetan woman; another “shock” kill, death was used as a plot device to introduce lexa

lexa: only canon lesbian; killed off in a ridiculous manner exactly 4 minutes after a f/f sex scene (which was tbh, bait for lgbt fans); writer thinks he’s revolutionary for this when he just pulled a page out of joss whedon’s book (scene for scene, situation for situation), writers were aware of the “bury your gays” trope, yet they still played into it.

bellamy, pike, and hannah: filipino man, black man, and asian woman respectively; are written as the oppressors in a plot revolving around colonization

lincoln: black man; initially portrayed as “savage-like”, i literally cannot keep count of all the times he’s been brutally tortured on and off screen; (spoilers) has already been killed off; actor implies that the writer bullied him and forced him to work in a toxic environment (details will probably spill after his death scene is shown on tv)

UPDATE (3/10/16): ricky says that he had already filmed quite a few scenes but then jason cut them all out and purposely wrote his character being put into jail so that ricky would get less screentime; he said that it was hard keeping a happy façade these past 2 years while jason was treating him like shit)

raven: latina and disabled; tortured numerous times on screen

jaha: is in charge but has the power stripped away from him and is left to die, ½ of the “big bad” in s3, shown basically as a delusional drug dealer

monty: asian man, sidelined to build up the character of his white friend

monroe: confirmed lgbt by writers(?)/actress off camera (what kind of JK Rowling teas; idk if yall count that as canon though); killed off just for the purpose of having a death count in that episode

i’m sure there are many other instances of the characters (+more characters probably) above being written awfully (i just can’t recall 90% of the things that happened in s1 and the first half of s2)

have there been white cishet characters that have suffered and/or been killed off too? yes, but not nearly to the extent of the characters of color/lgbt characters. and tbh, imo, they were all humanized and the writers even attempted to make the audience understand their wrongdoings/make us sympathize with them. and some of the white cishet characters that are still alive, literally survived the improbable (jasper- speared in the chest and was originally supposed to die, but the writer “thought he was funny”, so he kept him alive; murphy- was literally hung and realistically would have died on impact, but didn’t).

and the worst situation of all was when steve talley (actor), who’s a racist (literally referred to himself as a klan member), a homophobe, and a misogynist, still had his role on the show (even after the writers knew about his disgusting behavior). it wasn’t until the fans literally BEGGED the writers to get rid of him. and before they actually did, the writers defended him and one of them even called fans “bullies” for not wanting someone like talley because of his hateful beliefs (which they called “opinions” lmao!). oh and he wasn’t killed off, he was just kindly written off.

anyway…  so basically, jason’s brand “diversity” is trash. the fact that he’s stayed completely silent on the backlash is really telling. but w/e, let him keep retweeting that one article about how great of a job he’s doing (re: diversity). he just keeps making himself look even more idiotic and hypocritical every time he does anything lmao. whatever makes himself feel better, i guess!

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I still feel weird about AoS changing her name to Daisy Johnson instead of Skye. Skye was hers, she chose it, and tbh they didn't establish enough with her birth family to justify her going by Daisy instead. No hate in universe for it, but out of universe, it feels off.

I personally think they establish the relationship with her family as important enough to justify a change (I do have a lot of feelings about how immensely important the Daisy-Jiaying relationship is, and the Daisy-Cal developing relationship was one of the best written things in season 2). Specially since she SHOULD have had that name, but Nazis take her rightful name away from her. Her parents were good people who wanted her and it was tragedy what tore the family apart (literary). I see every reason for her to take that name - not least because yeah, it’s a symbol that SHE WAS WANTED as a child, which is something Daisy never knew until she met them. Her mother taught her to control her powers and gave her her current mission. She has lost her father too, and wanted to honor the kindness of the man he once was. Her mother and father lost themselves because they loved Daisy so much. With Daisy’s personality? Nothing more natural that wanting to honor all that.

Daisy is her name, it always was, she’s just taking it back from the Nazis who ruined her parents’ lives. Giving herself the name “Skye” was her choice (a choice probably born out of loneliness and hurt), but taking back her rightful name was also her choice, whether we think it’s well-written or not.

Her taking the name Daisy Johnson is also a symbol of her being a known Marvel superhero, which I think it’s amazing, because Daisy in the comics is white, but now she will forever be Chloe Bennet. I think it’s incredibly important that we celebrate that fact.

It’s okay to feel ambiguous about the name but respecting Daisy’s choices comes first. Specially since she’s a character whom fandom has constaantly tried to deny her choices. It would be bad enough in another character but not respecting Daisy’s choices is specially awful in a fandom where about ¾ of the fans have tried at one point or another to minimize her experiences or outright deny them. This fandom insisted that when she said she was scared of Ward and hated him that meant she was in love with him and kept saying it no matter how much effort the show put in proving that no, she hated him, he was her enemy. So yeah I get defensive about respecting Daisy’s choices above my personal preferences, because she’s always been vulnerable to a fandom that didn’t give a shit about her, her choices, or her character journey. Now her character journey involves taking back her family name and becoming a superhero so you can be sure i’m going to defend these choice to the end of the world.

Also how come “Skye” doesn’t feel off to you out of universe? “Skye” has been used in a campaign against the character and against the show (Skye Was Enough), “Skye” is the name that people who hate Daisy and want to see her end up with a NeoNazi murderer rapist who abused her. “Skye” is a symbol of a group of people who hated from the beginning and hate that she was able to train herself and protect hersefl and now they hate that she has powers and is infinitely more relevant than Ward. “Skye” is the battlecry of those who want to erase her or demote her from her position as protagonist of the show. “Skye” is what my harassers and the harassers of so many fans and Mo and Chloe use. “Skye” is just another way (like Skyeward) of disrespecting the character. When I read someone calling her “Skye” over and over without reason (ie when you’re not talking about something that happened in s1-s2) I know exactly how little they care about her.

All considerations aside… how could you not have an instant knee jerk reaction when people use “Skye”? That name is now tied to the worst of this fandom. In-universe I still love that name when I rewatch episodes. Out of universe? SO MUCH HATE. I’m happier to use “Daisy”, because it doesn’t have the awful out-of-universe connotations “Skye” has.

The Vampire Diaries- Has It Jumped The Shark?

Changing gears a little….time to talk TVD.  TVD is going into its 6th season.  Any TV show that’s on the air that long is going to have issues keeping the plot fresh & exciting.  Especially one that revolves around a love triangle. 

I’m not going to lie, Season 5 was rough for me.  I’m not talking specifically as a Stelena shipper - although I will admit that is a source of some pain.  I respect the fact that in the course of a TV show, based on a love triangle, each side of the triangle needs its time in the sun.  It’s Delena’s time in the sun. I don’t have an issue with Elena being with Damon if it makes sense narrative wise.  I remember when Elena died in the S3 finale, after I picked myself up from the puddle of tears, I was really excited.  I said to my husband, “They figured out a way to do it - how to split Elena in half.  Stefan will have human Elena’s love and Damon will have vampire Elena’s love.”  I knew the moment Elena said “I never unfell for him” that S4 would be about Elena “unfalling” for Stefan. I accepted that becoming a vampire would create darker tendencies in Elena.  Logically, that would make her more compatible with Damon.  I was also interested to see Damon & Elena try to make a go of it. See? I’m a reasonable Stelena shipper.  I can share.

However, after Season 4 and Season 5, I’ve decided that my issues with TVD are so much bigger than Stelena vs. Delena.  And from the drop in ratings, it looks like I’m not the only one.  Its left me wondering if TVD has jumped the shark.

Maybe yes, maybe no.  However, I do believe the problem with TVD, in my humble opinion, can be boiled down to two main issues: Mythology and Elena (side note - this is NOT an Elena hate anthology so just bear with me).

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OMFG there are only 5 episodes left....


Is it just me or does it seem like we JUST got back from Hellatus? (I mean there have been way too many breaks this season but I mean it seems like Season 9 just started…) 

I should be used to it by now, I’ve been through 8 fucking Hiatuses and every one sucked, not the show I mean the break in between–(how to do get used to being emotionally fucked then have to wait months to see what will happen?)

S1- I’m like oh god what the fuck I love these guys and now my baby might be dead?!? (I mean I knew they would not kill him off forever but still, the show was new and I had no idea what was going to happen.)

S2- Talk about being emotionally wrecked, I mean thank Chuck they put it into 2 parts and we knew Sam was ok but I mean holy fuck that was one of the first major heart shattering things they did. I just wanted to go fucking jump off a cliff because I could feel Dean’s pain. Sammy =( and oh GOD no Dean what the fuck is going to happen to Dean?!? It was like THANKS WRITERS I FUCKING CRIED SO FUCKING MUCH. I still do when I watch it….the feels….

S3- I WAS LITERALLY FUCKING DEAD. THIS WAS THE WORST FEELING I HAVE EVER FUCKING HAD EVER IN MY LIFE FROM A SHOW, POSSIBLY EVER. DEAN FUCKING DIED, HIS DEAL WAS UP AND HE WENT TO FUCKING HELL. I was in PURE HELL during that hiatus, I think that is when it became known as HELLATUS to me because I just….god it sucked waiting MONTHS to see what would happen. But really come on, the first 3 seasons ended with my babies DYING WTF I am so fucking fucked. (Sorry but this was one of the single most heart breaking, emotional mind fuck thing I had ever seen and I had to wait like five months to see what happened to Dean =’(

S4- The hellatus from 4-5 was not emotionally scaring, I was like fuck yeah I love this season, omg what is Lucifer going to be like…I was just SO FUCKING upset that the season ended because GOD IT WAS SO FUCKING AWESOME (I mean all seasons are but hello? This and season 5 are my all time favs) I do have to say there were some total horrible feels between Sam and Dean but when Dean came in after Sam  and killed Ruby I was happy crying (what? happy tears at a finale?? huh.) But I could NOT wait for S5 to start.

S5-NO NO NO NONO NO. Ok now I know why they did not emotionally scar me in the finale of S4, because WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK???? SAM!!!! But wait I mean that scene fucking KILLED ME, I STILL cry to this day every time I watch it, and I always tortue myself and watch it all the time. At least they showed Sam at the end so I got a small glimmer of hope after being emotionally raped, cut and scared for LIFE. This has to be one of the best episodes (wait, I say that about all of them don’t I?) But I mean as heart breaking as it is, it is so fucking awesome but GOD I mean CHUCK I want to die it is so sad.

S6- YES HE IS. I WAS screaming like FUCK YEAH CAS IS MY GOD. But then I was like wait, this can’t be good and oh the Destiel feels… I was like omg what is going to happen to Cas??? My baby! I mean this was not one of the most emotional finales ever but the hiatus still sucked, and I hated that Dean and Cas were ‘fighting’ and I was worried about Sam. It wasn’t bad enough he dove into the Cage now he is fucked again. But hey I do love Luci…

S7- OK WTF Do the writers get off on making me think Cas and Dean are going to be gone forever?? THEY BOTH WERE GONE. MY TWO FAVORITE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD killed Dick then disappeared. I was a wreck. I mean I had been watching for 7 years by now and I knew they would not kill them forever (If they did I would personally go kick everyone’s ass that had a part in that) but anyway I was just glad that we were getting another season but the wait was PURE HELL (I should have been used to it by now but you are never ready for it bc it just cuts you deep and scars you for life) aww and they ruined baby…and the way Cas jumped in front of Dean (Destiel!!!) but poor Sam and god wtf DEAN GOT LEFT ALONE BY CAS (fuck this I am out of here)


so you see my dilemma I have lived through EIGHT Hellatuses and I am so scared for this one because things are not good right now, and they are going to get so much worse before they get better.

I am psyced that we are getting a Season 10 but OMFG PLEASE CHUCK let there be more. If this show ends I WILL DIE.

I mean yes, I love this show more than life itself and I have been happily watching and rewatching every episode nonstop but I AM SO NOT READY FOR NEXT MONTH. THERE WILL BE ANOTHER FIVE MONTH HELLATUS

*sorry about the little flip out but I am glad that we have such an awesome fandom that makes the hellatus just a little easier. I spend most of it blogging about Supernatural and I LOVE YOU GUYS

Let’s enjoy these last 5 episodes and PRAY that this season finale will not hurt too much….