incorrect shadowhunters quotes (16/?): unknown. #such chemistry #amazing romance #he dislikes her so much it’s beautiful #looking straight into her eyes when he tells her how annoying she is #i wish i could find love like this 😍
Taylor [Swift] launched and completely changed the music industry in the most amazing way. I really think that she blazed a trail for all my fellow new women in country. I’ve always looked up to Taylor … so when she tweeted about my EP before my album even came out, I think that fact that she did that was her kind of being like, I was a young singer/songwriter on an independent label, I feel you. And that was the first moment of us relating to each other.
Kelsea Ballerini on how her idols helped pave the way for her success (Cosmopolitan)
I think Shannon Goss is my favorite writer of the season. The ep ran smoothly, lines were well thought out and not used from the book, it just felt more like J & C lines rather lines from DG that seemed too much for t.v. / fiction. I'm loving the new cast and well--S&C are just amazing!! I truly love these 2 goofs. Both of them deserve an award for this season. C's face and all she does w it when she's acting can only be compared to all the great actresses now and from the past.
Hiya Anon! Hope your Monday is going well.
Yes, I completely agree, Shannon Goss did an amazing job with The Doldrums, especially considering this is her first Outlander episode! The passages she chose to keep from the book fit very well and were even improved upon (The Man in the Moon and Yi Tien Cho’s story, especially). There were times, even in episodes like A. Malcolm, where it did feel like lines from the book were just copy and pasted into the script without really being molded to “fit” in a particular moment. For me, there were no such lines or moments in this ep. Hopefully we’ll get to see more of Shannon’s work in Season 4!
I think if Caitriona + Sam don’t get recognized for their amazing season of work, it will be a catastrophic injustice to them both and to the show as a whole. They have upped their game so much this season, both during scenes together and scenes apart. “C’s face and all she does w it” –absolutely YES to this, Anon.Caitriona can honestly convey 20 different emotions with one single look – she is m a s t e r f u l when it comes to storytelling without having to say a single word. I think she even said it herself, she’d have made it big in the silent film era xD
And when you put her in a scene with dialogue, she delivers them with basically all the passion, energy, and emotion any human is capable of mustering in a lifetime, and then some. If you didn’t know this was acting, you’d believe she was Claire living through all of her ordeals without a moment’s break as Caitriona. That’s how completely she immerses herself and the viewer into a moment.
In equal terms, Sam has been incredible this season. I was blown away the very first seconds of the Season 3 promo when he gasped while lying on the battlefield in the aftermath of Culloden. It honestly made me gasp I was so stunned. And in that flashback to Jamie at the stones, which probably lasted no longer than what? 10 seconds? Less? You could feel every ounce of hurt Jamie was feeling. Like Caitriona, he is great even without any dialogue to bolster a scene. I’d go so far as to even say that those are his best acting moments.
They both play the gambit of emotions so incredibly well. Anger, vulnerability, passion, fear, insecurity, love, happiness, sadness, hopelessness, hopefulness, nervousness… I could go on for ages. Then you put them together with that OFF-THE-CHARTS 🔥🔥🔥 chemistry of theirs? It’s absolutely insane to think neither of them have won any of the major, mainstream awards yet.
How about we fix that this year? Whaddya say, Academy People??
one of the things I hate most is rewarding bad behavior. so yeah, I’m completely enraged to hear that kc has become a series regular on arrow again.
first of all, she’s a diva who thinks she’s above everyone and a rude person in general. I can’t tell you how many personal accounts I’ve heard from staff and fans alike that have had bad encounters with her.
while yes I know she’s been bullied too and I don’t support that, it doesn’t excuse the fact that she encourages her fans to bully as well. she had repeatedly liked tweets/articles/fans that have shit on the show and the cast, specifically a certain leading lady. she supports their behavior.
she’s also selfish. when she used to read scripts, she only cared about her parts. she never read the entire episode. who cares about context and continuity? she also said so herself this weekend that she has not been watching any of the episodes this year. way to support her supposed friends and castmates.
and let’s not forget how she originally even got this job- connections up at the tippy top of the cw. her career was built on nepotism. the fashion blog probably wasn’t paying the bills so she had to come crawling back. she can’t even act well. no merit at all. seriously when she came back for the 100th it was clear her acting had gotten even worse.
also remember that she constantly reduces her character to a love interest. all she ever wants to talk about is how laurel and oliver are soulmates lmao. not only is she wrong, but really? you don’t care if your character has anything else to offer? you don’t care that she kept running back to a man that repeatedly left her and cheated on her? you don’t have any self respect?
all the while emily and willa are asking for more female friendships and range…
surprisingly I don’t think we can blame this one on marc, wendy and the other EPs and writers though. they are spectacular assholes, but they didn’t really like her either lmao. but what the network heads say goes. she must have amazing lawyers…
well I guess one thing I can look forward to is more scenes like this
and now that I’ve ranted, I’ll just chill knowing that my fave got her spot on the show by pure talent, charm, and a genuine personality. she was only supposed to be in one ep but she was so impressive, she’s now the female lead.
amazing weekend! First, I got to spend it with my dear friend @triciaolicity. She
generously let me stay at her house, which gave us ample more time to talk
about Arrow and our lives as wives & mothers. We are two Irish ladies who love to sit around a kitchen table and share stories. She is such a blessing in my
life. I love you!
Chicago was AWESOME. Seriously great. I tweeted out as much information as I
could, but I do have a few more details that cannot fit in a 144 character limit.
This was my
third convention, not including SDCC. I realize there are so many of you who
would love to go, but may never get the chance to for a variety of reasons. So,
all the goodies I picked up at the convention I will be giving away. It’s
just my small way of trying to bring HVFF to you. The giveaways will start the
week before 5x20 airs. I’ll give away something each week (5x20-5x23). I
thought it’d be a fun way to wrap up the season together.
Seven Things About Supernatural: 12x11 - “Regarding Dean”
Let me begin with the caveat that I prepared myself for this episode thus:
Not pictured: the communal emergency ice cream.
In my defense, the wine was for @treefrogie84, but I did finish the dregs so that she could have, you know, a work night, and I did several shots in rapid succession about 2/3 of the way though the ep. SO.
Hey, so y’all remember when Dean took a depressing shower in 9x18, and we reblogged it for years because wet Dean is nice to look at? Yeah, Dean riding a mechanical bull in slo-mo is this year’s shower, and I a-fucking-okay with that.
And really, let’s just take a moment to appreciate that a) the bull’s name is Larry, b) Dean was canonically an “amazing” rider, c) so amazing that he also had some kind of sexual experience with an on-duty waitress afterward, d) this all goes down at a place called The Pickle Jack Shack, and e) and that montage ends in Dean falling back on the bull, sensually – as if spent – to the words “my son you’ll be a man.”
Because you guys, that right there? That thing where Dean is totally unapologetic about either experience, and is not put off by Sam pointing out that the bull’s name is Larry and then not being like, “OKAY, BUT FOCUS ON THE CHICK” is possibly the queerest thing that has crossed my screen in the last 48 hours. If you’re not reading dean as bi/pan/queer – and probably a versatile power bottom – I am not sure what I can do to convince you at this point.
I think a lot of us went into this episode expecting the memory loss Dean experiences to be chronological, when really it was multiple waves of degradation. It starts with a period of unconsciousness and a blackout of the night before, and then progresses from simple forgetting and difficulty with basic things into increasing helplessness and innocence.
What’s interesting is that Dean himself never really goes away. He loses his sophistication and a lot of his affect, becoming more and more innocent as he goes, but his moral compass and drive to help others never disappears. There are things that are in Dean’s nature that are shaped by nurture, but they’re always there.
He’s silly. He loves what he loves. He does not like being a killer. He does not like arguments in which the ends are supposed to justify ugly means. Even when he is losing everything up to and including his name, these things are true.
(Incidentally, the mirror scene is where I started drinking in earnest.)
Ooh, this is an interesting ep for Watching While Pagan.
- The glyph Gideon (whose family appears to be Irish based on their surname, though given names are a bit wonky) uses is ogam. Ogam is an Irish alphabet developed in either just before or right around the time of Christianization in Ireland. The alphabet was later popularized by the Welsh “Druid Revival,” which was separated by centuries from actual druids in the sense of the priestly/scholarly class among ancient Celtic language speaking peoples. The “language of trees” stuff is also a late invention by Robert Graves; most ogam are not named for trees or associated with them necessarily in older lore.
- The characters of the glyph written strangely in the sense that it’s got diagonal feda on two axes, while the ogam alphabet only has diagonals going in one direction. It doesn’t make sense for the reversed diagonals to be read alone – they’re the same fid! – and vertical ogam is traditionally read bottom to top.
- Ignoring orientation issues, the characters are (from bottom to top) MUIN - neck, trick; GORT - field, garden, MUIN (again); and NGETAL - wound, charm. From right to left, IPHIN - sweetness, and UILLEND - elbow. As a collection of things, it’s a reasonably coherent charm because it twists/bends, works with the physician’s skill, ruins the garden with tricks, etc.
- Also, “ancient Druid” is not a language, and Celts were not a homogenous group but a broadly dispersed collection of cultures and peoples who shared a language group. SO.
I have not always been a fan of Rowena – her early arc was uncomfortably familiar to me in bad ways – but I really loved her in this episode.
In terms of the present she’s learning to adapt and thrive on her own terms, fnding new and satisfying ways to make her way – including, apparently, playing high-stakes poker in the most atmospheric server closet ever – but we’re also getting more glimpses of her as a whole person with a history.
More and more we’re seeing Rowena as someone who has survived as an underdog, who has been rejected over and over because she wasn’t what other witches considered worthy. She’s still not the greatest of witches – Catriona Loughlin immobilizes her relatively easily – but she’s still got significant skill, especially if she’s got good documentation at hand. She’s also got some regrets, and a grudging respect for the Winchesters’ work and world view.
I’m tempted to say that Rowena is becoming Sam’s Crowley in the sense that she’s the one he hates to need when things are happening that he lacks the esoteric chops to handle. Also, like Crowley, she’s got the measure of the boys well enough to leave Dean a series of progressively more hilarious notes in the Impala.
Also, she gives her poppets googly eyes. GOOGLY EYES. That alone is Witch Goals, frankly.
Lots of really excellent brother moments, mostly at Dean’s expense. Sam takes him to task and gives him shit for what looks like a deeply irresponsible night, is amused/smug/teases him about not remembering “blowing off steam” with Elka, etc. The Post-Its are also great, because they’re this simple gesture that highlights Sam doing his best to be helpful and protective. Dean may win, though, simply for having the sheer gall to prank Sam with Rowena’s help.
Also, did anyone else get the impression that Dean remembered his ordeal afterward? Because the BM scene at the end made it seem to me that he did, or at least had some strong impressions of what happened.
Okay, but can the record reflect that this episode put Jared’s supports for waffles over pancakes into Dean’s mouth?
Audience Member: “PANCAKES OR WAFFLES?” Jensen: “Pancakes or waffles? Again, solid question. I’m gonna go flapjacks.” Jared: “And true to form, I’m gonna go waffles. You get more syrup to surface ratio on the waffles.” Jensen: “This is why pancakes: waffles catch the syrup. The syrup spills off of pancakes and onto my bacon. ‘Cause maple bacon? Come on!” Jared:
“Bacon wasn’t a part of this conversation, Jensen!” Jensen:
“It is now! And you know it’s always a part of the conversation. Bacon’s never off-limits.” Jared: “Waffles – waffles are like several little bowls –” Jensen:
“This is not a debate!” Jared: “You can dip your bacon in the waff–” Jensen:
“I just said that maple syrup blends with the bacon.” Jared:
“I can use the bowl of syrup to pick up the bacon.” Jensen:
“I hate your face.”
Meredith Glynn, we salute you.
If you want to do yourself significant personal injury, go listen to and/or read the lyrics to “Broomstick Cowboy” and think about Dean Winchester.
Bonus Thing: KUMA. KUUUUMA.
Bonus Thing #2: So are we entering tonight’s roofies-that-were-not-roofies into the litany of ways in which the show has talked about sexual assault with men as the targets? It’s ambiguous – it’s a pretext, not reality – but as the conversation continues between Sam and Elka, you see her shift from ha-ha, these guys are dicks to oh shit, oh shit, this guy got hurt and I maybe hurt him too. That was…uncomfortably real.
Bonus Thing #3: Dean Winchester will man the flashlight. Good job, Dean.
“I missed you Missed you too “- Cheap Burgundy (ep 4x17)
I adore everything about this scene, especially Jane’s expression in the last gif. He looks at Lisbon in pure adoration, so happy and amazed just as he’d never expected her to admit she had missed him. Another time Lisbon manages to surprise Jane. Pure bliss
TFW someone who hasn’t read the manga posts about the pro
heroes in the audience in ep 20 and are like “These characters look really
interesting I wish we got to know them more” more like OH don’t WORRY FRIEND U
WILL GET TO MEET THEM.
the slow mo at the end of ep 8 because Mike’s face just says it all really and I cry so hard. Fave moment of the entire series tbh. What I was waiting for, and it was worth it.
Dustin’s turmoil in the last ep at the end and the angel that is Nancy. I found that so sad, so so relatable…. so sad. I’m welling up just thinking about it.
When El sees Mike when she walks in to the dance and he is standing there looking like the nerdiest mother fucker you’ve ever seen and you’re just like OH MY GOD MIKE but all they want to do is be close to each other and it completely melts me heart
Any Dustin and his mum moments because their chemistry is amazing
General Steve. As it is the hot topic of the moment, always preferred Steve to Jonathan. I especially liked the moment he dropped Dustin off, saw Nancy through the doors smiled and drove off. Good man, Harrington.
When Max stabbed Billy because I hate him. As soon as he pulled up I was like oh dear. I am not vibing him. He is not going to be a fave.
Any moments when Will is happy because I am desperate for them and I think so is he.
Bob’s high speed run. Awesome. I loved Bob.
‘Is that why you don’t have any friends?’ savage, young will.
Hopper trying to be a functional parent.
Hopper in general, I am a big Hopper fan.
Jonathan being unable to keep torturing his own brother ad joyce being fucking strong and holding him down. Good on you girl.