season two is the best season you can't prove me wrong

anonymous asked:

OMG I loved your post break up au post about the emergency contact and was wondering if you're willing to write another?? My favorites were the can't sleep alone so can I sleep with you one more time, the drinking game to decide who gets what or the one where one rushed to the airport but didn't get there in time and the other found out later :)) thanks!!

(this took agES i’m sorry anon but yES AGREE CAN DO i’m gonna pick the sleeping one bcs c’mon that just screams andreil)
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  • neil doesn’t know where his life went wrong. 
  • scratch that, he does. when the cousins’ graduation came and went, when the summer left him alone. andrew off to train with his new team, the two of them only having weekends in columbia or andrew’s new place. when the season started back up for neil, the constant thrumming at the back of his head reminding him that this was the season that really counted, the one that could make or break him. 
  • when he decided, alone and thoughts running through his head at breakneck speed, that concentrating on his team, letting andrew focus on his career, would be the best for both of them
  • (”Is that what you want?” - “Yes.” - “If that’s the case.”)
  • so it’s not that much of a surprise when he finds himself on andrew’s doorstep at 2am, stolen hotel duvet in his arms, with a disgruntled andrew looking at him 

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anonymous asked:

Hello! You know seeing the actors makes me happy! :D but the return of AoS lets me stone cold, I feel nothing... that's where I can see how season 4 damaged me, I just can't get into it. It's just weird! They will need a lot of Fitzsimmons from the start to keep me there. lol Kisses and Love for you!!! :)

Honestly, Anon, I would have had a much different answer to this three hours ago but given the news that FS will be separated at the start of the season I’m just…. really tired. 

Perhaps it was my own fault for buying into the hype but man, I really went into season 4 excited. All of the stuff coming out of comic con and interviews was like “oh this season is the best so far” “This season is a reward for those who have been watching from the start” and given that this was the first full season that had FS as a couple, I was so ready to see them being awesome together. 

And then, it just didn’t happen, at least for the FS fans. Season 4 saw the least amount of screen time for FS yet, which is impressive given season 2, and even when they were together, half the time they were fighting or half the time it was with other people. We got so few interactions there were personal and only two short kisses. This was NOT the reward I was waiting for but then the Framework happened and I got hopeful again. 

This was it! The time when we were going to see Jemma save Fitz! We were going to see her fighting tooth and nail to get her back and AIDA better be quaking in her boots because hell hath no fury like Jemma Simmons trying to get to Fitz. But of course, none of that happened. 

I know a lot of people, after the fact, were like “honestly what did you expect? This isn’t Disney. Love isn’t enough.” But it was more than just us having hope. 

The story was pushing us to that conclusion. All this season we had heard, from other people, how they were meant to be together, how much of an awesome team they were when they were together. We got a marriage tease. We got “You were meant to be together” “You’re more than your programing” “If anyone can get through to him it’s you” and even AIDA was terrified of letting Fitz even see a picture of Jemma. 

Apparently, all of this was just a lie. There was no pay off for any of it. When they finally meet in the Framework, it’s horrible. A literal nightmare. I still to this day have only watched it once because it makes me sick. And then Jemma never gets any sort of win because Radcliff is the one to shove him home (don’t get me started on how angry that makes me). So what is the lesson there? Love isn’t enough? You are a product of your programing? I don’t know about you, but those lessons are not only bleak and terribly sad, but they also don’t pay off any of the narrative that they had been setting up legit since episode 1. 

Yes, we got the scene where Fitz said he could only ever love Jemma but then they never talked about it. Don’t get me wrong, I loved their hug but I needed more. I needed to know that they were going to talk about it that they were going to heal together and I didn’t get any of that. 

Instead, they just talk about AIDA for legit the reason of the season and then Daisy is the one to talk Fitz down from turning himself in. 

I came out of season 4 kind of heart broken tbh. 

It felt like they did everything they could to tear them apart and now this confirmation that they will be separated at the start of season 5 is just too much. Honestly, I have no idea how either of them will not have an all out mental breakdown when they figure out the other is gone. Not only have they not healed from all of the intense trauma that they suffered last year but now you expect me to believe they will both be okay with not being with the other?

Maybe the writers will prove me wrong, maybe season 5 will be okay. But from what we know now… I’m not holding my breath. I love FS and I love shield but good god, I just want them to be happy and together and healing for once in a goddamn lifetime. And that healing cannot happen offscreen. That is always been the way they do it with FS and it’s never good. It makes it seem like they never talk about their issues and it cheapens their dynamic. 

The “theirs is a forever love” quote came out last year and to this day and it keeps making me angry. I know they are end game, I’ve known that for years, but if the road to get there is marked with nothing but suffering and separation, it’s so hard to watch as a fan. Season 4 was not a reward for me as a fan and I doubt season 5 will be either. And given that this is probably the last season…. idk how they are going to make them okay by the end especially now knowing what we know. 

anonymous asked:

Please explain to me why Sam girls think every little thing that happens on the show is abuse? Please also explain to me why there are things Sam has done that - BY YOUR STANDARDS OF ABUSE NOT MINE - are for sure considered abusive. But, no. No justifying it, okay? If Dean's actions are 100% abusive no matter what, so are Sam's. You have to apply the same standard to both characters. You can't say "well, Sam only did that because of this" when you won't for Dean. Also, Sam ain't a little -

delicate housewife, babe. I’m pretty sure if he heard what you guys were saying he’d not only be offended that you were insulted his brother, but confused about how weak you guys must think he is. If ten seasons of SPN has proved anything, it’s that Sam isn’t weak. Now, why are you implying that he is? That sounds like something a good Sam!stan does, eh? Insults Sam? Well, if it’s what floats your boat.

First of all, I want to congratulate you on crafting this ask because I don’t know if you realize what you’ve accomplished here. This is actually pretty incredible. It incapsulates almost every single weird Dean Stan abuse apologist argument I’ve ever heard in one grand submission so I just need you to know that I am slow clapping for you right now. I wish I had a Bingo card because I bet I’d at least have one Bingo! 

Let’s see, you start by basically saying Sam Girls are too uptight then claim Sam is abusive as well (BY MY STANDARDS, NO LESS, hah) Then you tell me not to do the very thing many Dean stans/bibros do 230948029384% of the time which is justify abuse (which I try to never do, but thanks for trying to keep honest!) and say both boys are equally abusive, because if one is one way then the only logical conclusion to make it that so is the other!!!! They are mirror images of one another, after all. THEN you do the classic Dean stan thing and claim that because Sam is a victim of abuse that somehow is ~reducing him to a ~housewife and making him ~weak because apparently you can’t be strong and also a victim, which is so totally not sexist or offensive to actual abuse survivors! :DD He’s a big tough man so there’s NO WAY anyone could abuse him, IMPOSSIBLE! And my favorite, claiming that if Sam saw my blog, he’d be so disappointed in me. Shame on me! 

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Let’s get started, then shall we? And I’m going to link you to things I hope you check out because you made it so abundantly clear that you think I’m a hypocrite with double standards and I’m going to do my best to show you I’m not. I mean… if you’re actually interested in discourse and didn’t just send this ask as a snarky “gotcha” idk….

Sam girls claim Dean is abusive because he is, so there’s that. But I think you’re confused about what abuse is when you say that I measured Dean by my own standard of abuse. There is actually a checklist for abuse that you can apply to people and characters and literally see if they consistently show signs of abuse, which Dean absolutely does. This is not some arbitrary thing I made up because I wanted to piss a Dean stan or two off. It’s a real thing and it’s not subjective. Dean’s actions hit the marks and it’s across the series, but has become especially bad in the last few seasons (<—-please click on the ‘read more’ if you visit this link).

And Sam does not hit the marks if you set him against the same standard, which you just demanded I do. There is exactly one time Sam ever hits Dean first, and that was on When the Levee Breaks. I think Dean fans like to say “they hit each other all the time!” but they don’t actually pay attention to the fact that the “they” is always Dean and generally Sam rarely hits back unless it’s he’s under the influence of possession. He takes it, and a lot of the times, he’s knocked straight out so there isn’t even an opportunity for him to retaliate. 

But abuse isn’t just physical. It’s about control, and Dean definitely tries to control Sam. He uses emotional manipulation as well lies to control Sam’s actions. The best and most obvious example of this is the Amelia text in s8 because it was so blatantly gross that even Dean knew it was wrong. Using Sam’s own trauma against him in order to get him to do what Dean wanted was super gross and an abuse tactic. But don’t get it twisted. That’s one example of how Dean tries to control Sam, but there are a ton of others where that comes from. It’s as subtle as the way Dean uses “Sammy” strategically to appeal to his emotions or as blatant as the lies he tells Sam in s9 during the whole Gadreel fiasco. 

I can already hear you try to come back with “But Sam lies, too” so I’m going to link you to this post again and I’m gonna ask that you read over peanutbutterandbananasandwichs’s response to #2, because it’s spot on and inclusive enough that it will hopefully help you understand why it’s NOT. THE. SAME.

And here’s a thing, I never said Dean is abusive 100% of the time. There are times when he’s sleeping. But just because he’s not constantly hammering Sam into the ground doesn’t mean he isn’t an abuser.  Abusers laugh and joke, they hug, they love, they do what they do, they are still humans. Humans abuse and most times it’s people they love. So let’s just clear that up. Calling Dean abusive isn’t me stripping him of his humanity, it’s a part of that. He doesn’t become a ~villain or whatever when I call him that, it changes nothing about him except to identify a very real, very large part of who he already is and has been for seasons. 

I find it incredibly appalling that you imply that only weak women can be victims of abuse??? Do you know how many abuse survivors are on this site? And watch this show? And probably relate to Sam on multiple levels?? Of all shapes and sizes?? Some maybe even [gasp] ~~housewives?? Who are still survivors and still strong??? And you just equated being a victim of abuse to being weak as well as being a housewife to being weak but that’s a whole other post, which is a very subtle but very real form of victim blaming where you blame a victim for their abuse for not being strong enough to overcome it, and it’s probably offensive to every survivor of abuse that might see this post.

Sam is not WEAK because Dean mistreats him. A victim is not LESS because their abuser chooses to abuse them. That is on the abuser. To say that we are making Sam weak by claiming he is abused makes no sense, he is strong, he can survive this, but he’s not the one who needs to change? Dean is the one who needs to stop abusing??? You claim I don’t respect Sam and that I am a bad fan because I dare to point out that he’s a victim, like that’s an offensive term or that’s an insult, but by saying that you insult every single survivor in the world. It’s not a victim’s fault something was done to them, and I don’t understand your logic in bringing this claim to me. It’s just really gross and I think you need to rethink your POV on what makes a victim a victim. It’s nothing they’ve done to ~deserve it or ~not fight against it enough, it’s what has been done to them against their will. 

SERIOUSLY the culture we live in has actually turned the word “victim” into an insult! That’s how deep victim-blaming and rape culture goes, into the connotation of our vocabulary, this is terrifying and disgusting! And AGAIN a whole other post

It’s funny that you claim I am insulting Sam with my point of view, because I’ve always felt like Dean stans who REFUSE to look at his actions and accept them for what they are are the ones who are actually insulting their fave (<—- see part E on my reply if you visit this link). Because their excuses for why he does those things reduce him to a robot programmed by John or reduce him to an idiot who ~didn’t knowww better. I think more highly of Dean than that. I think he can overcome, that’s part of the reason why I discuss his bad behavior, because I expect better of him and believe he can reach it, which is more than I can say for many Dean stans who never want to discuss his flaws and just blanket his actions in abuse apologism and woobifying ointment. 

And as for Sam finding my blog, ya know, he’d probably be really uncomfortable with things I say, but that doesn’t change anything. I don’t honestly think he’d be surprised to see what his brother has done to him lined up with abusive behavior charts, it might just be something he wouldn’t like to discuss.

He’d probably be more surprised that there was a blog dedicated to him, tbqh. 

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The LOK fandom continues to baffle me day by day

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Okay, plain and simple, here it is. Everything that was wrong about the HIMYM finale:

  • I understand that the kids dialogue was filmed years in advance, and that this was the plan from the get go. I respect successfully keeping such a huge plot twist under wraps for almost a decade, and parts of this storyline could have really worked, but who are we kidding?
  • The simple truth is I barely recognized any of the characters on that show tonight. Characters I have spent years knowing and rooting for had become complete strangers, all in the name of plot.
  • Am I really expected to believe, that despite her (completely justified) emotional pain, Robin would just walk away from the people who had become her family. Are you telling me that it isn’t completely OOC for Robin to cut her ties to everyone ESPECIALLY Lily, after you spent years developing the two of them as one of the show’s most important friendships?
  • My heart absolutely aches for Lily. Third child on the way, no mention of a career or her artwork, and basically evolving into her own worst nightmare. On top of everything, she hardly sees her best friend, and the group she always worked so hard to nourish has fallen apart. Wow good job.
  • It astounds me that a show would spend seasons exploring a love triangle and canonically concluding that one of these relationships worked while the other clearly didn’t, make it crystal clear that these two people belonged together, dedicate the entire final season to the weekend of their wedding where they are given countless tests to prove their love and committment to each other, only then to destroy in what was it..three minutes? It’s so sub-par. Shockingly bad. What the hell have I been watching these past months?
  • This brings us to Barney. Oh boy, where to start? Again, years spent developing Barney’s character, for him then to revert to his old self, and then do a complete 180 when he gets some random girl pregnant. We don’t even know who she is. Like everything else about this finale, too much time passed two episodes and it felt so rushed. Barney is conveniently handed this baby to occupy him to make way for Ted and Robin to be together. Not buying it.
  • And finally, the thing I’m most heartbroken about - Tracy. Wonderful, hilarious, delightful, beautiful, perfect Tracy who was given to us like a gift from the heavens only to be taken away again. Ugh, she deserved so much better! She didn’t get a send-off or anything. My issue here is not with her death, because I’d been suspicious of this for a while. I think it makes a lot of sense, however tragic, and executed in the right way could have made for a beautiful bittersweet ending to this long story. But this she was a plot device for the larger agenda. But logically, we can accept this right, because we really didn’t get much of anything when it comes to Ted and Tracy. We got these scattered moments across a number of years. We’re just supposed to believe it when Lily says that Ted’s never fallen for anyone like this before? Well, obviously he has. We didn’t see them fall in love, fuck, we didn’t even see Ted GRIEVE? There was no mourning period, nothing. I feel cheated as a viewer and I feel cheated for Tracy.

And we’re back at Ted and Robin again. I can’t even count the amount of times I rolled my eyes everytime the show revisited this awful storyline. I can’t believe it ends back here. But I suppose because Robin can’t have kids and didn’t want them and Ted got his kids elsewhere, everything worked out? What the fuck was all this bullshit about destiny and the universe (or the show) having this grand plan that Robin clearly wasn’t a part of? It’s all meaningless now. And after all that time, for the story to be revealed as a form of emotional manipulation on Ted’s part to get his kids to give him their blessing to go after Robin was so disappointing. I find myself so angry at Ted, who I’ve spent years growing to love. What a fucking slap in the face. I’ve never been so upset or disappointed by a television show.

Mom set sailing and jumping ship for the right reasons.
  • My mom jumps the ss Captain Swan express:
  • Hook: You are my happy ending *Emma leans in for a kiss*
  • Mom: What the fuck Jmo, can you make it even more awkward? Like really is this supposed to make me fall for this ship even more? Best awkward supposedly true love canon kiss award goes to Captain Swan. I question my life choices when I thought this ship was a good idea
  • My mom sailing all those who are blonde with Regina ships:
  • Regina: I should know better than to trust blondes by now
  • Mom: First Tinkerbell now Maleficent, I'm surprise you didn't have a thing with Elsa.
  • *Maleficent child turns out to be Lily*
  • Mom: Well she did rode the dragon.... Regina is more powerful than we thought. Bitch get shit done. Regina knocking up women like a boss.
  • Zelena is prego let Outlaw Queen sink like the titanic:
  • Mom: this ship has too many holes for me to even care anymore. Like why would Regina drives miles and hours just to lie to your 24/7 frown face when she step aside when you choose Marian bc you have this bullshit honor crap you think you have and even went as far as helping wife when her heart was frozen? Soul mate my ass. I was all for this ship now the roof is on fire and I don't give a shit anymore. Hood, you don't deserve Regina. And there is no excuse I'll buy as of why you had sex with Marian (though it was Zelena) when you didn't love her. That you couldn't re-fall in love bc she doesn't turn you on.
  • Swan Queen is still not happening:
  • Mom: Sorry daughter of mine I still don't see it. Emma isn't deserving of my Regina. I can't unseen the first 3 seasons.
  • Me: *shows spoilers of Emma holding the dagger as if she was a thunder cat and Robin holding Regina back*
  • Mom: its the least Emma could do after never apologizing for falsely accusing Regina of Archie's murder, thinking she has a right to take full custody of Henry though Regina has full legal rights back in season 2, thinking she's a better mother than Regina, not thanking her for saving Henry from Peter Pan bc she was the only one who got shit done, not thanking her for the fake memories, and whatever future bullshit I'm sure will happen. Plus compare to Tinkerbell and Maleficent she not even in the same ball park.
  • Sees sneak peak for next ep and Snowing being attacked by Lily:
  • Mom: never liked these two idiots and their bullshit and deserve Lily to kill them. Everyone deserves to be parents (they should make adopting easier for same sex couples. it would one reduce the number of children who are homeless and the foster system is shit and gay people would make better parents bc they would actually care for the child and not do i for the money) but not everyone is meant be a parent (to all those who killed their children, not a kids person, selfish people, create a child for the wrong reasons (to keep their relationship) and etc) and didn't matter if Maleficent was evil it doesn't justify them at all. I'm surprise Regina isn't as equally as mad at their stupid stunt.
  • Rumbelle:
  • Mom: He's not my beast. Never did or will ship this. This entire season is proving that he doesn't deserve her and can't believe anyone justifying his actions as okay.