season 2 is coming !!! cannot wait

Lucifer is one of those shows you can enjoy for its hidden depths. Overall the show comes across with simplicity. Nothing too mind bending, but the actors provide a layer of depth that you never really expected out of a show like this, and that is what I signed up for.

There is something genuinely fun and lighthearted about the show that really draws you in. Yes, there is drama, but in the end - it’s a show that allows you step away from reality and just relax. And the cast, totally gets that.

I believe the underlining layers of depth and story captivate unlike any other show. The writing is simply superb. The actors are brilliant in their performances. Not a single episode goes by where you aren’t dumbstruck with an outstanding performance from at least one cast member. The show is really under-rated when it comes to the acting skills of this cast.

And the best part? They understand when to take things seriously and when to let loose. There is genuine affection between all cast members, and they are gracious enough to share a little insight into their world. It only adds to the adorkable love we have for them.

I cannot wait until our May debut for the last portion of Season 2. They will no doubt leave us wanting more. So if you haven’t taken time out of your lives to watch this incredibly fun show. Do so. It will fill your heart with joy as much as it will leave you heartbroken in moments of time wondering of the future of these beautiful characters.

yuri on ice

i just really want to say something about this fandom. 

everyone in this fandom has brought to light all kinds of beautiful fan fiction, fan art and support for this show. you guys are all so talented and so passionate, it blows my mind when it comes up all over the internet and on different social media platforms. and, from this, something that really strikes me is how much we know and understand these characters. now, that may sound…cocky? i’m not really sure. but i see it. 

because, the fact is, i’ll read fan fiction and i can see the characters clearly. they could take canon moments and rewrite something new with it, they could be writing different plot lines with the same or similar foundation, different interpretations or view points, write about the past, write the future, fill in missing time from the series, write AU stories. fan art as well, the colors used, scenarios drawn, the reactions and emotion on their faces. with all of it one fact remains the same:

the fact that that is definitely 

Yuuri Katsuki, 

Viktor Nikiforov 

and Yuri Plisetsky.

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and the reason i am consistently impressed with this is because, yes, the show is romantic, hilarious and beautiful to watch and enjoy. but these actually are complex and deep characters with wonderful character development. (i am sticking to the main three since we saw the most of that with them in season 1…even though the other characters are beyond wonderful as well.) and in every fan contribution i have had the pleasure of reading or seeing has captured that perfectly. 

from Yuuri’s awakening to his skating ability and his ability to recognize love, by loving himself and loving Viktor, and working through his anxiety through all of that, leading him to rise up from the ashes, 

from Viktor’s general unhappiness, feeling uninspired and unmotivated to finding the true meaning of life and love outside of skating through Yuuri, hence, being able to find his love for skating again too 

and from Yurio finding compassion and understanding through the many interactions he has in his life, especially by extension of Yuuri and Viktor, and being able to incorporate that in his strength as a skater.

the fans have recognized that. have understood that and related to it. and, from it, breathed even more life and love into an already brilliant and beautiful series. 

we genuinely care for and love these characters. 

i cannot wait for season 2 and look forward to us breaking tumblr again when that announcement comes out. and, also, for the more inspiring fan art and writing to come as we delve deeper into this series that has, quite literally, 

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made history. 

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see you next level. 

Everyone’s all excited about the bee Kwami but I’m still obsessing about the Shanghai special. Like:

Marinette in a pink cheongsam?

Seeing Adrien practising his karate?

Reunion with Mari’s uncle?

The miraculous have freaking Chinese origins so maybe more about that

Master Fu comes along for the ride?

Chat accidentally speaking Chinese?!

LB training dragons again?

I CANNOT WAIT

okay hear me out..

I know JJ is this cocky arrogant asshole through out the show I mean his short program is about himself… it’s literally just a song about him winning and beating everyone because he thinks he’s better than everyone else.

and what’s worse is he knows he’s good

I mean honestly how much more self-centered can you POSSIBLY get? BUT! In episodes 11 and 12 we start to see a change in him. He begins to start off his free skate with the usual mentality thinking he’s going to have a perfect performance and win 

but then…

he makes a mistake which I think we can tell he obviously isn’t used to. After he screws up his first jump he makes ANOTHER mistake and at this point it’s very clear something is happening to him, he’s very obviously loosing it. At this point I was sitting on the edge of my seat and I knew this was going to be big

He’s letting the pressure get to him and we can safely assume he’s never had to deal with pressure like this before which is where his arrogance and cocky attitude comes from. With this new found pressure it’s destroying him, he doesn’t know how to deal with it and 

he

just

falls apart

he knows that he just failed and now he’s plummeting and sees his fellow competitors high above him looking down at him like he once did to them and he’s reaching out and knows he isn’t on the same level as them anymore

This is the guy who has himself on a fucking pedestal and we see him hit rock bottom, here we see him just give up, this right here is his lowest point and he’s accepted it.

but then…

he claws his way out of this hole and he decides that he is not going to give up 

he’s going to take risks and he’s going to mess up and that’s okay now because that’s what risk taking means

and yuri recognizes this. This is the challenge that JJ has taken on and he is choosing to fight with everything that he has left.

this poor boy has just had the most difficult performance of his entire career, it has taken everything out of him, he is exhausted. 

Like I said before, JJ probably hasn’t ever had to face a challenge, or anything like this before, he has no idea how to handle it, he can’t even begin to understand why or how this has happened, he’s never gotten this low of a score. Everything he knows has just been tossed out of the window.

He is absolutely crushed and defeated. Up until this scene I wanted to see JJ fail so badly, I just wanted to see him to make one mistake and then when it happened I was kinda just like oh shit no not like that.

once his score is announced, you hear a gasp from the audience but then they all start cheering for him

and he is so surprised and shocked, he cannot believe they still believe in him 

he thought he just failed terribly but here you have the entire crowd STILL cheering for him and shouting his name 

Hearing the crowd cheer for him after seeing him hit rock bottom motivates him to get back up because it’s all just apart of JJ style! He wants to show the audience that he’s gonna get back up and keep going because if they continue to believe in him then hes going to continue to believe in himself.

And now we move on to episode 12…

After completely bombing his SP he’s loosing this competition

He’s so out of it because of yesterdays disaster that he even misses his que to start the performance

He’s lost in his own mind right now and he’s making such simple stupid mistakes right off the bat

He’s drowning, everything has changed and he doesn’t know why. Things are different and he doesn’t know how to deal with it. He feels so exposed and weak because of this new and sudden pressure that he’s experiencing. 

Here we see him completely break down during practice. He’s so lost and confused because this has never happened before and he just doesn’t know how to handle it, he has no idea what to do. 

He’s completely falling apart and breaking right now and again these are all things he’s seemingly never dealt with before and he cannot cope. He’s loosing confidence in himself and he knows it. He’s experiencing all these new emotions for the very first time. 

JJ thrives off attention and the applause that he gets, he loves it . He loves how much everyone else loves him and his performances that until now have been flawless but now he’s making all these mistakes and still gets an applause but this time he doesn’t want it. He knows he’s messing up and he knows he doesn’t deserve this applause, he wants to earn it.

Here we see him recognize that he knows there no chance of him winning gold now and the only way that’ll happen is sheer luck and that’s not going to happen either. Him winning because of sheer luck isn’t like him at all because he (just like any other skater) has worked so hard to get to this point. He wants to work hard and earn his gold medal.

This part I think is essential to learning more about JJ’s character and how he got to where he is today. We see him trying to form his own sense of style for his skating and kinda see his coaches reject it.

Because of the previous scene we learn that “JJ style” is JJ being true to himself.JJ style” is JJ doing everything his way, which is the only way he knows. He wants to stay himself, he doesn’t want to change who he is as a skater. He is undeniably, authentically himself (even if that means being an asshole to others)

This is also an extremely important part because this is when JJ breaks through the barrier he’s been facing the past two episodes. This is when we start to see a new JJ. He’s now leaned that a plan is just a plan, nothing has to be perfect, plans change, he can mess up and take risks and that’s okay because that’s what makes a good skater.

Despite the mistakes he made he still comes up with a new high score because despite his obstacles he’s managed to stay true to himself. He has gone through so much in the past two episodes and it has benefited him as a character and a skater. 

Until episodes 11 and 12 I hated JJ, he was a cocky arrogant asshole and i couldn’t STAND him. But he went through some HUGE changes in the last two episodes and I cannot WAIT to see JJ’s character development continue into season 2. Everyone always focuses on all the other characters developments through out the show (which are also incredibly and equally important) but I haven’t seen anyone talk about JJ. I think he’s gone through just as much, if not more changes than the other characters (even if it took him the whole season) and I have gained so much more respect for him as a skater and as a character. I can’t wait to see how he continues to evolve next season. I really think this is the beginning of a different side of JJ that we’re going to see. I’m so proud of the persons he’s becoming. I truly believe in JJ and so should you.

okay but i’m still super annoyed that karen didn’t find out about matt being daredevil because frank just kinda…mentioned it in passing??? like you cannot tell me frank “observant when it comes to people” castle didn’t realize this fact so quickly 

i’m absolutely cracking myself up thinking about this like he just kinda says something about it and karen is all “wait whAT” and frank is just 

ma’am 

he doesn’t even disguise his voice

calli’s fic picks - 10/19/16

We’re on the back side of October already! Where does the time go! How is the fandom doing? Last week was such a good episode, I know a lot of you are cautiously optimistic about what’s to come. I know this is a roller coaster, there’ll be ups and downs, but we’re always headed towards the destination and the ride is the whole point. Let’s enjoy it!

Part of enjoying it is reading fanfic. At least for me. 😉 Fic is what gets me through. Lifts me up, makes me think, gives me hope and soothes the ills. Without further ado, here are my fic picks for the week. 

The Predator by @supersillyanddorky06 - Matty is back! And with her came updates for this amazing fic. Don’t ever leave us again because this is exactly the sort of fic we all need right now. The motorcycle ride in the last chapter (a longtime wish of mine for the show, btw) alone is worth the read. Plus there’s mystery? And did I mention the sizzling sexual chemistry! 

Treading Water by ekbelfield - This is an older fic, but OH MY CHEEZITS. GUYS. This is amazing. In it, Tommy and Oliver own a resort/rafting adventure/wilderness adventure place and Felicity is there on a company retreat. Ray is creepy, Oliver is amazing, the flirting is real and it’s just… everything. I never knew I wanted this fic till I read it and now I wish it was 100 chapters long so I could keep reading it. 

The Jerk by LEYTON_NALEY - She posted the last chapter of this story this last week and the ending was just as amazing (moreso, even!) than I’d hoped. This is about Playboy!Oliver, being a jerk and getting stuck by the thunderbolt of love when he meets Felicity. So much sex. So much awesome. 

Picture Perfect by @thebookjumper - This one is killing me softly, folks. I think I’m as excited for new pics (and updates) as Oliver is. This story is an AU of season 2, where Felicity is anonymously sending Oliver faceless sexy pics of herself. But it’s also so much MORE than that. Because she’s already caught feelings and he’s realizing he caught feelings and he wants these pics to be Felicity… there’s a reveal coming and I CANNOT WAIT. 

The Edge of Hope by @thatmasquedgirl - I love the movie Pacific Rim. Seriously adore it. And this is the best Pacific Rim AU I’ve read. She really gets into what drifting is like, what it takes to be a compatible team and the logistics of operating a Jager. Oh and Oliver and Felicity are AMAZINGLY compatible and the partnership and friendship and respect and growing affection and LOVE is just… right on. There’s one more chapter left and I’m hoping she doesn’t break my heart but so far? LOVE THIS ONE. 

Hauntings of the Future by @geniewithwifi - This was an amazing one shot, a heartbreaking glimpse into Oliver when he’s feeling his worst and how Felicity gives him hope. It’s achingly beautiful. If you haven’t read this one yet, please give it a try. It’s truly amazing. 

Recipe for Romance by Weareallstoriesintheend - You would not believe the noises I made when I read this. In this AU, Oliver owns a farm and has a crush on Felicity, whom he meets at the Farmer’s Market. He thinks she has a boyfriend. Thea and Dig and Tommy all give Oliver a hard time about this. Everything is so sweet I just want to die when I think about it. This will put a smile on your face. I promise. 

I hope everyone enjoys the show tonight! I feel like I know NOTHING about what’s going to happen, outside of Cody Rhodes guest starring. 😂 And that’s a good thing! I love not knowing! See you on the other side, fam! 

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A Tribute to X-ray&Vav: A Pop Danthology

EDIT READ: Youtube has muted the audio and since I am unsure how to progress with disputing a copyright claim I have reuploaded the video here on vimeo. http://saingirl101.tumblr.com/post/143503187986/a-tribute-to-x-rayvav-a-pop-danthology-note

You can still watch and enjoy there.

Warning spoilers!!!!

Hey so wow this was a long work in progress for me that I had to sit back and show patience for. Basically I’ve had to wait to make this since early August. So once I finally had all the footage I needed I got straight to work and put many a tears, frustrations (and wondering why I ever thought an almost 8 min long am would be a good idea) and time (It took about 12-15 hours overall) to complete this monster of a video. I am really happy with how this turned out, like I love this so much and I hope you guys do as well.

2 things, though. One is I know people are gonna rage about a certain part in this video. my options were to not do anything for that part, cut it or just suck it up and do it. Since i thought it fit x-ray I went ahead and kept the part in. Lastly, even though I know it’ll be lost on people I found translated gingham style lyrics and matched video to those lyrics. So that part isn’t just random nonsense.

Honestly, I sincerely hope you enjoy this video because I put a lot of love and effort into it. Even though there really aren’t any super special effects I still think it is one of my best works. I have more videos coming soon and I cannot wait for season 3 of XRNV.

Song: Pop Danthology 2012

Artist: Daniel Kim

“I rely on you” : Olicity in 2x10

I flipping love the 2x08-2x10 arc. Along with the adorkable puppy Barry Allen, we received such a hefty dose of Jealous!Oliver and beautiful Olicity sparks like we’d never seen before. We got our first hug. But we also got quieter moments filled with meaningful dialogue and intense staring (re: “I’ll come back.” – “Promise me.”).

I still cherish the classic Olicity reconciliation scene of 2x10, which kind of instilled the Olicity fight formula we became very familiar with in season 3. Here, Oliver genuinely apologizes to Felicity with zero prompting from anyone, other than his own guilt and nagging desire to restore their kindred rapport. 

Stephen Amell does such a splendid job showing how uncomfortable Oliver is this entire time. He fidgets. He moves his head a lot. He shuffles on his feet. His hand incessantly twitches. Still, he presses on. He doesn’t let discomfort stop him, because he knows this is important. He knows she needs to hear it as much as he needs to say it. 

He apologizes not once but twice. And the second time, his voice changes. It’s softer. It’s more like his Felicity voice.

One thing I appreciate about this scene is that Oliver doesn’t offer any excuses to try to justify his behavior. He doesn’t say, “I’m sorry, but…” He just says, “I’m sorry.” And that’s all Felicity needs to hear. It’s Felicity who in turn tells him she understands his head isn’t exactly in the game either as of late. 

Instead of just accepting the easy excuse, however, Oliver tells her the truth, in his own very Oliver way. 

He needs her here.

He needs her with him.

Truly, what I love most about this scene is Oliver’s beautiful account of how important Diggle and Felicity are to him. 2x10 marks the first time Oliver clearly states how much he needs his team. In 1x14, Felicity asked Diggle, “Why [did he] come to me?” And Diggle’s reply was this: “As hard as it is for him to admit, even Oliver needs help sometimes.” 

It’s still hard, but now Oliver is finally admitting this very point which first brought them together. It’s something that Oliver needed to acknowledge, as a kind of validation of Original Team Arrow, only to reiterate it more assuredly in 2x21 with, “This started with the three of us.” 

You know what else I love about this admission? The way Oliver says it.

Notice the body language. The way he pauses. The little sigh. And yep, the very slight, so minuscule you’ll miss it, headshake. It’s Oliver’s classic tell for when he’s speaking a truth so profound it almost takes him by surprise. This parallels rather nicely with another revelation that happens 13 episodes later, doesn’t it? 

I rely on you.

I love you.

The wording is so close. Both statements are important steps for Oliver and Felicity’s growing relationship. And in both cases, Oliver wears the Arrow suit with the hood down, a visual reinforcement of his most vulnerable state. He embodies his truest self wearing that suit while showing his face.

Oliver says he relies on her. And Felicity responds with, “Does that mean I have a shot…?”

I will always appreciate Emily’s reading of this line. The tentative pause that she puts here is so critical. 

Ignoring the unintended pun, this millisecond break after shot adds a double meaning behind her words. In 2x09, Slade’s VO proclaimed that he would “corrupt those Oliver loves,” meanwhile the camera focused on Felicity. And then, coming off winter hiatus, the show uses this moment to subtly remind us that the whole “corrupt those he loves” thing was very much intentional. 

So with both Felicity’s line and Slade’s line, one question remains: Does Felicity have a shot at being the one Oliver loves? We know the answer to that now. But at the time, this line was just one more hint, one more clue, one more piece of hope for us to cling to during the coming episodes. 

There’s obviously much more to say about this wonderful scene, but this concludes my rant of adoration for now. Season 2 was such a masterpiece. Thanks for reading, friends. I also personally cannot wait to see what Season 4 brings us next week.

Bonus: Queen of Denial lingering-on-her-when-she-isn’t-looking eye flutter.

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“The Mightiest of Tears”

Tikki: Umm…shouldn’t we try to cheer Bloo up? He seems really, really upset.
Plagg:
Are you bugging crazy, Tikki? No way am I getting near those glittery tears! Not even if he was crying camembert! Let’s just wait it out till he stops. He…will stop, right?
Tikki:
…Uhm?
Plagg:
Aaah geez!

Wayzz: Fear not Miss Hunni, we’ll protect you!
Hunni:
Uhm…thank you. That’s mighty kind of you Wayzz but what about Noroo? Is he holding up okay?
Wayzz:
Of course. Noroo is a tough fellow, I’m sure he’s holding up just find, right Noroo?
Noroo:
WAYZZ! Remind me to kick your shell after this is all over!
Wayzz:
See. He’s perfectly fine.


In the name of friendship and love, I shall rain down on your evil with my might…tears? You’ve heard of Lucky Charm and Cataclysm, now brace yourself for…Titanic Tantrum—the Mightiest of Tears!


Yes, if anyone is curious, Wayzz is indeed using Nooroo and his gigantic butterfly wings as a kwami shield from Bloo (the Peacock Kwami)’s mighty tears. Forgive me, Nooroo! I had to find some comical way to illustrate you into this picture. Sorry. Not Sorry.

So this is my creative response to Zag releasing the designs for the Peacock kwami. Dammit ZAG, I have barely adjusted to the bee kwami and already you’ve gone and introduced another one!
As I mentioned in my miraculous musing over on my main blog, of all the things I expected the Peacock kwami to be, tiny cry-baby blue nugget wasn’t one of em. Nonetheless, I think the crying trait makes me even more invested in this particular kwami’s character and I cannot wait to meet and see this little blue nugget in action in the next season.

Miraculous Season 2 cannot get here any faster and I’m digging how both ZAG and Hawkdaddy with WinnyGZ are keeping us hyped over on Instagram and Twitter respectively. That’s pretty awesome.

So yeah. Now all that’s left is the Fox kwami to pop their little head in. How much you wanna bet that they’ll show the fox kwami this coming week here? For real.

Anywayz, Can’t wait for when the fox kwami is officially revealed. If the bee is the beauty queen and the peacock is the sensitive one, then please let the fox be a hyperactive chatterbox who loves mischief and fun! I want the fox to be an energetic chilli ball of fluffy, tail-wagging cuteness! PLEASE!

Plus I’ve got this cool sketch of a K-SQUAD squiggle featuring all the kwamis together that I’ve been waiting for the right moment to work on. I never expected ZAG to reveal the new kwamis so soon after Season 1 so really can’t wait for the fox to show up so that I can squiggle the whole squad at long last.

So stay tune for that fellow miraculers and in the meantime, enjoy this new K-SQUAD art everybody! See yuh next time, star kids!

~LittleMissSquiggles (2016)

♥ More Miraculous Art by Squiggles

casuallycoldstudent  asked:

I watched Stranger Things and liked it very much. So, can you please recommend me book having this type of 'Things'??????

Yassss I loved Stranger Things, I cannot wait for season 2!! Here are some books to hold you over until the new season airs.

  1. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness 
  2. The Girl with the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts 
  3. The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue 
  4. White Is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi 
  5. Boy’s Life, by Robert McCammon 
  6. Watchers by Dean Koontz
  7. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  8. Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser 
  9. The Lost Estateby Alan-Fournier 
  10. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist 

I think fans of the show would really love books 1-6! Happy reading, watch for flickering lights! 

Signal Boost!

@only-1-a and I are running a blog compliments blog together where you can send in nice things about bloggers, their blogs, the show or cast in general etc..

It’s @positively-shadowhunters ( https://positively-shadowhunters.tumblr.com I’m unable to tag it for some reason), and it would be so lovely if y’all could reblog this to spread the word! I cannot wait to see all the wonderful words you’ll send in especially with season 2 coming up and new people joining! Let’s show them how great this fandom is :) 

What a journey. While I can’t say I’m glad Riker at least got 2nd place (because I really and truly still believe he deserved 1st), I give every acknowledgment to the splendor of Rumer.

Riker has shown and will always and forever continue to show that his professionalism, his musicality, his style, his workmanship, and his energy are only a small portion of what he has to offer. I believe I can speak on behalf of the entire R5 family when I say we have seen Riker push himself and grow further as a singer and performer these past few weeks and we are proud beyond words. Dancing with the Stars has provided the extra push Riker has needed to succeed in life. I am so thrilled to be a small portion in the background of everything he has accomplished. From starting the season off with a quick upbeat number that had everyone grinning to emotional performances that gripped at our heartstrings. Winning small accomplishments like Len’s First Ten and coming back from being in jeopardy multiple times. 

I, for one, cannot wait to see how the maturity Riker seems to have developed from being on this show comes forward in tour very shortly. I cannot wait to hear how to dedication he has shown in this show exude in his albums. 

Riker Lynch. You may have been #2 on Dancing with the Stars tonight. But to the entire R5 Family, you’re always #1.

On another note:

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😭😭😭😭😭

Bravo Grant and Candice for leaving me so emotional when Barry was saying goodbye to Nora and Iris was crying over Eddie. That acting was so real and on point. Omg!

Iris gave Barry such strength to make a choice. She is hands down his anchor and lightning rod that keeps him grounded. And let’s not forget, he chose a life with Iris in it…even if that didn’t mean they’d be together 😢❤️

The Barry and Nora scene tho…killed me.

Joe and Henry two best dads ever!!! They had me in tears with their speeches.

Let’s get Henry out of prison btw!

Loved that beautiful short Snowstorm wedding. Does this mean Ronnie is a regular for season 2?! PLEASE! And I LOVED seeing Killer Frost!!!

Wells, aka Tom you better not be gone. I love you. Maybe real Wells will return.

I don’t think that’s the end of the Reverse Flash. He’s too iconic to the comic series.

Even though I don’t ship Eddie and Iris, Eddie you took one for the team. You were brave. I love you Rick. If you come back from the wormhole, please be evil!

Cisco fucking Ramon you adorable creature. I adore you and CANNOT wait to see Vibe!

anonymous asked:

OMG I WANNA WATCH SEASON 2 SO MUCH ITS SO WILDDDDD

I HONESTLY CANNOT WAIT FOR S2 BECAUSE OF ALL THESE VIDOES AND PICTURES WE HAVE. DECEMBER NEEDS TO COME ASAP

anonymous asked:

is that it for season 1? theres no more episodes? :( i can't figure out whether or not the last two episodes (stoneheart part 1 and 2) were the last episodes for season 1. any chance you know when season 2 will come out? haha i just literally cannot wait

No, there are two more episodes that have yet to be aired besides Jackady (on which we are working on).

anonymous asked:

What is your opinion about the Bee Miraculous, do you think that it will be Cloe or will it be a new character??? And what do you think about her weapon, the spinning top, I think its pretty cool!!! Thanks dor answering!! :) :) :)

In my opinion, it is currently looking like Chloe is going to get it (the various hints about the new Miraculous Holder) and I hope they do so in a smooth and well thought out way. I personally like the idea of a redemption arc for Chloe in which she gets the Bee Miraculous! I also really like the spinning top idea and I cannot wait to see how they are going to use all of the new pun material (the bee’s knees, did you hear the new buzz, etc.)(I mean there is just so much pun-tential!) and all of the other excitement that looks like it is coming in season 2!!

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*clears throat*… I, Emma.. a Oncer from the start, have something that i am proud to confess…

I FUCKING LOVE THE TWISTED RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RUMPLE/MR GOLD AND CAPTAIN “KILLIAN JONES” HOOK!

When Killian Jones was first introduced, he was introduced as the enemy of Rumplestiltskin. That entire episode (2.04 The Crocodile) I was, pardon the pun, hooked on this story. I fucking love stories like this! Revenge stories that actually make a lot of sense on both sides and are well written, are one of the reasons why i fucking love fiction.

Rumple hates Killian because Hook stole Milah. Killian hates Rumple because The Dark One took his hand and the woman he loved. Rumple hates Killian because Hook shot the woman he loves and almost destroyed any chance of him finding Baelfire. Killian hates Rumple because The Dark One controlled his heart and almost made him hurt the woman he loves.

THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL INTERESTING WRITING. NEITHER OF THESE CHARACTERS ARE IN THE RIGHT TO DO ANY OF THE THINGS THEY DO TO EACH OTHER. And you know what? That’s what I love about them.

Here’s something that’s going to piss off a lot of people but please let me explain. Rumplestiltskin and Captain Hook are villains. They are NOT heroes. They may have done heroic deeds (Rumple saving Storeybrooke from Pan’s wrath and Killian helping the Nevengers save Henry) but I do not classify them as heroes. Actually, they’re not villains in the irredeemable, obnoxiously irritating sense (looking at you, ZELENA!). Rumple and Killian are slowly on their way to becoming… i don’t know what word I’d classify it. Perhaps antiheroes would be the best. But i still love them!

The redemption arc of Rumplestiltskin from Dark One/Coward to Rumple Gold (…i know that sounds so stupid, i couldn’t think of anything else) is a great arc. HOWEVER… Season 4 nearly fucked up my love for his character. OH MY GOD the OOC-ness of Season 4! I’m not talking about him taking Killian’s heart, I’m talking his treatment towards Belle (lying about the fucking dagger), manipulation of Regina (AGAIN) and…. how the fuck did Zelena get him under her control again? He was the DARK ONE and she’s just a jealous witch! I’m getting distracted, let me get back on track. Okay. 5x06 Bear and the Bow, I was like “okay we’re back on the great writing again, fantastic”.

Killian’s redemption arc… I was watching @eevylynn‘s reviews (they are epic, go watch them XD) and I have to agree with the fact that Killian’s redemption was kind of muddled. It wasn’t dreadful it just wasn’t as good as I was hoping. Don’t get me wrong, I love that Killian Jones is not as much of a vengeful, brooding nutcase as he was in Season 2 (it was good at first… then it just got annoying) but I’m hoping for a really good arc in 5x10 and possibly 5B. The writing in OUAT is very clever in saying what these characters are. In Season 4, one of the BEST moments was that whole thing with Killian’s hand - Rumple saying that Hook is still a part of Killian. That was great (@evvylynn I know you really liked that too. i re-watched your review of 4x04 lol). Now that Killian is the Dark One… Captain Hook’s going to come out and play.. I CANNOT WAIT! (and no, it’s got nothing to do with bad-boy sex appeal, jfc)

Okay, THAT is what I’m really looking forward to next episode. I have been waiting and waiting and WAITING for another epic showdown between Rumplestiltskin and Captain Hook. I don’t know if the writers have planned this the way I think but if they have - GIVE ALL THE AWARDS TO THIS WRITING TEAM!

I’ve got a theory that this showdown between Rumplestiltskin the magic-less mortal man and Captain Hook the Dark One is going to really show who these men are. If the showdown ends with Killian defeating Hook (in case you haven’t picked it up, i’m calling these personalities by different names) and realising that he has got to let his hatred go (yes, i know they said that at the end of Season 2 but… Season 4 kinda negated that) and move on, that is what i’d called redemption or at least great development. As for Rumple, I hope that he continues on the path that he does not need magic to be brave because this story in 5A is so great.

One final thing. Robert Carlyle and Colin O’Donoghue are incredible together. I may love Rumbelle and Captain Swan (yeah i love them both.. sue me) but I love these two fantastic actors working together even more. They bring so much energy and depth to these characters that it’s electric.

If it wasn’t for these characters, I would not be as invested. I’d say that for almost all the relationships in this show. Every twisted, fucked up, flawed relationships makes for great television, in my opinion. But i also really love the sweet ones that, yeah need some (a lot) of work. That’s fine too! But.. god, i fucking love these guys!

Only way to sign this off is 1) please don’t kill me, i respect your opinion so please respect mine and 2)…can we not put Belle in the middle of another fucking fight, please? and 3)

BRING. IT. ON.