“It’s the Great Rite,
Cauldron boil me! Didn’t anyone tell you what it is?” My silence was answer
enough. I could almost see the drumbeats pulsing against his skin, beckoning
him to rejoin the crowd. …. “You’re lucky I found you when I did, though,” he said.
“Because he would have smelled you, and claimed you, but it wouldn’t have been
Tamlin who brought you into that cave.” His eyes met mine, and a chill went
over me. “And I don’t think you would have liked it. Tonight is not for
lovemaking.” I swallowed my nausea. “I should go,” Lucien said, gazing at the hills. “I need to return
before he arrives at the cave—at least to try to control him when he smells you and
can’t find you in the crowd.” It made me sick—the thought of Tamlin forcing me, that magic could
strip away any sense of self, of right or wrong. But hearing that … that some
feral part of him wanted me … My breath was painful. “Stay in your room tonight, Feyre,” Lucien said, walking to the
garden doors. “No matter who comes knocking, keep the door locked. Don’t come
out until morning.”
This was another thing that sent of warning bells for me when I read ACOTAR first time round and it still bothers me now. Feyre repeatedly asked Tamlin to explain Calamnai and the Great Rite to her. Several times she explicitly asked him what it was, what would happen, what he would have to do. He never gave her a straight answer. He never took the time to explain. He just told her to stay inside (sound familiar from ACOMAF?)
At the time it bothered me slightly (and I think it ties into him not teaching her to read either but doing it for her; the same with the way he protects her. He doesn’t give her the tools to look after/educate herself because that strips him of his purpose to do those things for her - he just does them for her and expects her to meekly go along with that) the fact that he was refusing to give her information but with hindsight it’s a hundred times worse.
Not only did he refuse to give her information about the ceremony and wilfully kept her ignorant (which is something he does an awful lot; it takes quite a while for her to tease the truth about him caring for her family and exactly what that looks like from him which causes her a lot of distress - the glamours, manipulating who and what she sees and how - making decisions for her well-being without ever considering her) but he kept her ignorant about something that directly threatened her safety.
It’s one thing putting a glamour on her to stop her seeing everyone the way they are and freaking out and running away (which is bad and unhealthy) but this is something else. Feyre’s ignorance here might have resulted in her being raped by Tamlinbut he still chose not to explain things to her; still chose to keep her in the dark despite the fact her having this information was incredibly relevant to her safety/well-being.
I think this is one of the first indicators that Tamlin’s form of protection doesn’t work with Feyre. Locking her up and not letting her understand what’s going on on the pretext of protecting her is something he does a lot in ACOMAF and it becomes incredibly unhealthy. I think this is the first time we see that Tamlin ‘protecting’ Feyre in this way just does her more harm than good.
But it’s not a mistake Tamlin learns from and It’s not even something he recognises as a mistake since he blames her for what happens. He doesn’t consider that him keeping her ignorant and just trying to keep her inside is the reason she was in danger. He blames her and removes all accountability from himself but I’ll talk about that more when I hit that line because it infuriates me to no end.
Everything that happened in ACOMAF, all of Tamlin’s behaviours were all foreshadowed and set-up for us in ACOTAR.
It's been a long time since I've cried about Destiel but I saw a beautiful video about them with "sign of the times" by Harry Styles as soundtrack and I couldn't help myself. How do you deal with DeanCas feels?
Well if I want to indulge them in a fluffy way I read things like this :
And if I feel like they need reigning in a little, which does happen sometimes, NGL, I watch pre season 4 episodes, though, aiming for Sam focused ones otherwise I just get Dean and Dean is bi / Dean’s endgame is an Angel feels as well lol, or watch a totally different show or read a book.
Although I try to aim for something not romantic as otherwise I just end up screaming about the parallels. A nice gory horror zombie movie or something settles me right down ;)
Lately I’ve been thinking about the fact that Sherlock’s actual vow happens in TSoT, the ep before the one that’s actually called “His Last Vow.” Now there’s speculation that John makes a vow of his own in HLV and the ep in general is all about Sherlock keeping his vow but it got me wondering if there isn’t another one in there somewhere.
And my mind went to the tarmac and “Sherlock is actually a girl’s name.” And really, what about the implications of “Sherlock Watson?” So Sherlock wants someone in the world to have this name. But John naming his child after him was never going to happen and Sherlock knows that, John had rebuffed the idea when Sherlock gave him his full name and John told him his baby was going to be a girl.
So saying that line despite all that reads to me like, if Sherlock got the chance he would take it, he would want to be John’s entirely. He would want to marry John Watson and take his name. (And he thinks it could work because he’s into this for the rest of his life. We can argue whether he thinks it could work because he knows that John’s feelings are the same but that’s beside the point.)
In summary, does this not feel like another marriage vow? Or a sort of renewal of his vow, only now he vows himself to John and to John only. No more Mary in the equation. A hypothetical vow in any case, because the “I will always be there for you” part is currently not happening due to the exile he’s facing.
I don’t know how we’re not constantly screaming about this. Maybe I’m seeing things?
Every Possible Pynch Moment in The Dream Thieves Part 3
Adam was in the dream, too; he traced the tangled pattern of the ink with his finger. He said, “Scio quid hoc est.” As we traced it father and father down on the bare skin of Ronan’s back, Ronan himself disappeared entirely, and the tattoo got smaller and smaller. It was a Celtic knot the size of a wafer, and then Adam, who had become Kavinsky, said, “Scio quid estis vos.” He put the tattoo in his mouth and swallowed it.
Ronan woke with a start, ashamed and euphoric.
The euphoria wore off long before the shame did.
He was never sleeping again. (ch. 30) (Ronan POV)
*drops a bucket of ice water on my head* so anyways…. this is gay af. Alright, Alright lets just take a moment to scream about the the trk parallel *SCRAMS* Okay so clearly erotic. Adam says ‘I know what this is’ which I think has more too do with magic stuff then gay stuff. Kavinsky says his patent ‘I know what you are’ which is both magic and gay stuff. I wonder if Ronan was ever really attracted to K or if it was just the excitement of someone understanding him. either way the dream STARTED as Adam, Adam TOUCHING him and ended with K. He never stood a chance.
He wondered if Kavinsky was gay. He wondered if he should go to the Fourth of July party. He wondered where Adam had gone. (ch. 54) (Ronan POV)
IS KAVINSKY GAY? GEE I WONDER. ALSO WHAT’S ADAM UP TOO. ffs. You are about to meet a hit man can you please get it the hell together. I facepalm every damn time at this.
But now, he knew all at once what he was hurrying for. They were restoring the ley line for Cabeswater. They were restoring it now because Ronan was going to need it. Tonight. Hurry. (ch. 58) (Adam POV)
THIS CONNECTION THING GIVES ME SO MUCH LIFE YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND.
“You didn’t say you don’t swing that way”
Ronan was silent. Thunder growled under his feet. “No, I didn’t.” (ch. 61) (Ronan POV)
*RUNS SCREAMING INTO THE NIGHT* I’LL NEVER GET TIRED OF THIS. I KNOW IT’S NOT TECHNICALLY A PYNCH SCENE BUT STILL. VERY IMPORTANT. God, him just confirming it was so wonderful. The entire scene is so great. I still can’t believe K thought Ronan was in love with Gansey though. HAVE YOU NOT LAID EYES ON ADAM PARRISH. The best part about this is that it just settles something in Ronan. He doesn’t lie and that includes himself.
Ronan head a scream, far away. It was from outside his dream. Sleep was collapsing around him.
“Hurry,” Persephone advised.
Adam looked up at Ronan. “I know it was you,” He said. “I figured it out. The rent.”
He held Ronan’s gaze for just a moment longer, until something inside Ronan unwound and he almost said something. (ch. 61)
I high key want to die. Adam knew and said nothing. He knew and he let it go. He didn’t get angry or upset or anything. He looked at Ronan. The goddamn world is burning and he just LOOKS at him for a minute longer then he should. And that look makes Ronan want to spill his heart out. ‘something inside Ronan unwound and he ALMOST said something.’ That’s it. Just like that the world flipped over and their relationship was on a new path.
Ronan’s second secret was Adam Parrish. Adam was different since making the bargain with Cabeswater. Stronger, stranger, farther away. It was hard not to stare at the odd and elegant lines of his face. (Epilogue) (Ronan POV)
I love that once Ronan decided ‘yeah, Adam Parrish is hot as fuck and I want a piece’ he just ran away with waxing lyrics about him. The sad part though is that he decides he’s just NEVER going to tell him how he feels. :/
“What’s the next step, then?” Gansey asked warily. It was hard to tell if he was wary of Adam or wary of the cavern.
Adam said, “Make it safer.”
He glanced at Ronan, eyebrows furrowed, as if sensing Ronan’s eyes on him. Ronan looked away. (Epilogue)
Ah. And so our torture begins. This is like, the perfect segue to BLLB. Ronan being obvious and Adam noticing but not saying anything about it. Losers.
Steve Rogers finding out Bucky may be dead, then again, finding out he’s alive.
Excuse me while I scream about the parallels in the way these shots were framed.
Look at the use of space.
Look how he is isolated from the world around him, held at a distance, how his surroundings are out of focus.
And look look look at the symmetry of the vertical lines! The lines are there in both images, visibly boxing him in, shrinking the space around him, symbolically narrowing his world.
Don’t even start me on the symbolism of Bucky’s death being announced when Steve’s surrounded by darkness with a doorway looking out into the light, and Bucky’s resurrection is revealed surrounded by walls of light and shadowed doorways.
Pardon me, but I want to kiss this cinematographer on the nose.
screams at your tweet about parallels between mutsuki/kaneki and urie/touka!!! because like, urie started off disliking mutsuki a lot and grew to care about him, doing his best he can to save him. i know ishida doesn't do a lot of 'romance' but i can't help but think that mutsurie is supposed to be read as romantic.
RIGHT?? EXACTLY, EXACTLY. in addition to “i must save them.” i really can’t help seeing it as romantic either, especially since both characters have mused about marriage, and the hug during the auction arc. plus, after that arc urie became a lot softer, and his interaction with mucchan was definitely one of the larger things that happened to him in that arc ///