shes talking about her dead brother

Okay but can we talk about Requiem from the DEH soundtrack and musical?

In case some people needed the definition here it is:

A Requiem is a repose, in musical form, commemorating the dead and praising their life.

We know that the Murphys are not the greatest, most functional family, but their reasons for not singing a Requiem are each different and very telling about their character.

Zoe Murphy will not sing Requiem because she resents the image she held of her brother. She had no clue what he was going through, and only thought he was a slacker, and a psycho stoner. She hated that she had to function in the wake of her train - wreck brother.

She will sing no Requiem because she doesn’t believe he deserves it.

Larry Murphy is disappointed in this son he feels he never really had. “I gave you the world, and you threw it all away”. He felt distanced from Connor, both because of Connor’s issues and Larry’s inability to understand or connect. He won’t sing a Requiem, not because he doesn’t believe he deserves it, but because he feels he really didn’t know his own son. It’s like singing Requiem for a total stranger that you didn’t know or like.

Cynthia Murphy is the contrast. She views a Requiem as giving up on a memory, as allowing Connor to fade away. Evan’s emails give her this illusion of a troubled son she felt she didn’t know, but it’s likely that she tried (Anybody Have a Map? shows this, and her parallels with Evan’s mom). She wants the memory and ideas to live on, so she will not let him fade away and acknowledge that he is gone forever. She will sing no Requiem because she isn’t ready to do so.

Just. Requiem really gets me you guys

(I might analyze the whole soundtrack just because I’m neurotic and hyper focus on everything, so yeah let me know which song/part you want me to analyze)

Okay but hear me out…

Jaal joining the crew of the Tempest and realizing that he thinks he likes Ryder more than a friend; that he’s starting to fall for her. He talks to her more, he starts making her a new gift that he’s put infinitely more thought into than the last one, and he starts corresponding with his True Mother more often.

She asks about this Sara Pathfinder, where she came from, what her family is like… and that’s when he realizes he doesn’t know what her family is like, does he? He’s never met her father or her mother, or knows if she has any brothers or sisters or cousins… Ryder doesn’t talk about them, and he never thought to ask.

After a mission, it left Jaal feeling particularly alone, missing his family… Ryder came to him to talk, the topic was brought up in conversation. She told him her mother and father are dead and her brother is in a medically induced coma, that she’s basically an orphan. It makes his heart hurt, he was surrounded by people, by family, always no matter what… to be so completely alone and frightened and overwhelmed in a new galaxy 600 years away from your home… he can’t imagine it. He immediately emails his True Mother.

He tells her Ryder opened up to him, told him about her family, and how it made him feel sad. He deeply cared for Ryder, he wanted to help her… He had to help his darling one. “So bring her here! Introduce us, we will be her family.” Sahuna tells him. The idea entices Jaal, especially considering the recent events with Aksuul…

He suggests it to her, and they take the shuttle to meet his family. He introduces Ryder to everyone, despite his embarrassment from the praises of his True Mother. Ryder is smiling with stars in her eyes, loving every minute. She missed the family atmosphere so desperately, she loved being surrounded by it again. He was so glad he helped her, made even gladder by the confession that she felt the same way about him that he did about her.

… a first, for him.

  • Ruby: So did you guys know Weiss had a brother?
  • Yang: I didn't know Weiss even had a mom.
  • Ruby: Yang!!
  • Yang: What, don't act like it's not true. She never talked about her mom, so I could've swore she was dead.
  • Blake: Leave it to Yang to be subtle about these things.
  • Weiss: My mothers right here you know *Weiss's mother waves*.
  • Yang: Yeah that's why I'm saying this, did you not hear the first part of my conversation?
  • Whitley: *bows to Ruby and kisses her hand* Why hello my fair maiden, what a pleasure it is to meet you.
  • Ruby: *blushes* We-
  • Weiss: *tackles Whitley* I told you stay away from Ruby!
  • Yang: Well that escalated quickly.
Review: The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn

Oooohoohoo!  I was excited to get an early copy of this book last night at event but on Avon.  So excited, in fact, that I read the whole thing already.  That may be indicative of how the rest of this review is going to go…

I’m going to try and avoid spoilers but I do talk about plot details a bit, so you’ve been warned.

The Deets: Upon receiving a letter that her brother has been injured on the battlefront in “the colonies”, Cecilia Harcourt makes the voyage across the pond to look after him.  She arrives to find her brother now missing and his best friend, Edward Rokesby, now in need of care.  Having reached a dead end in the search for her brother, she is desperate to help in anyway she can and instead turns her attention to nursing Edward back to health.  One small issue: she has to lie and say that she is his wife to do so.  

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Alanna: *talks about Tara becoming the a Glenn inspired role model*

Chris: *about Alanna being on Talking Dead* We’re going to talk about that since you’re here.

Okay, but Glenn had sisters he never talked about and Tara had a sister she lost (fuckin’ Governor). I’ve always been a big fan of Glenn and Tara specifically seeing each other as brother and sister because of how they met and how he gave her strength to go on after the prison and losing her family and it gave Glenn someone he could definitely see as a little sister.

I wish we had more Glenn/Tara scenes and Tara was around more with Maggie since she was close to Glenn and I would assume she was with her sister from time to time during her pregnancy.

I promised I would explain what’s been going on this past week in one post so it just doesn’t clutter up my blog. As I’ve said in other posts, this is important for me to talk about because it will effect my activity online. 

For those of you who don’t know, my mother has passed away. She died from a stroke and aneurysm that left her brain dead. Everything seemed normal: my mom and I came home from work and I was relaxing. Perhaps ten or so minutes later, there was a loud thump coming from down stairs. Now in this house, this is a common thing to hear so I paid no mind to it. But my brother called me down stairs and we both saw my mom on the floor. He had called an ambulance as well as my uncle and we waited for the EMTs to arrive. My mom had been responsive then so I was thinking if it was a stroke she’d be able to recover. But when my uncle, brother, and I went to the emergency room, the doctor told us there was nothing they could do for her. She was brain dead by the time she arrived. They kept her on life support in an intensive care unit to run tests (for legal proclamation of her status as well as for organ donation) until a couple of days ago. The thing that hurts me the most is that I watched her die and there was nothing I could do. The aneurysm wasn’t the result of trauma, but years of neglect to her health.

As for me, I’ve been hanging in there. I am very lucky to have a huge support system which has made this situation better than if I was doing this alone. It’s going to be tough now that my siblings and I have to work together to keep up with bills, but I think we can manage. Whatever happens though, we will not go homeless. If we can’t afford to keep the house, a relative is willing to take us in (as well as my pets). As you can see, I have a lot on my plate which may take time away from the internet and art. But as it stands, I’ll be okay. 

I would also like to thank those who have reached to me and sent their condolences or offering to help me in this difficult time. I really appreciate it. I will still do as much as art as I can. I’m still going to do stuff for my gem blog. I’m not cutting it cold turkey. I’ll attempt to keep up with a consistent time schedule, but don’t take my word for it. I have a lot to figure out. 


“SHE MADE THE DULLEST PARTIES EXCITING. One time, we were hanging out in New York - me, her and her brother. She loved scary movies and was talking about this one, Evil Dead and how great it was and they were so adamant about getting us the video. This had to be the worst movie I have ever seen in my entire life, but she made it fun. Afterward, we talked about how terrible the movie was and it just became an all-round great conversation. That was my last moment of laughing with her.” - USHER ON AALIYAH, 2001

evileyessss  asked:

42, 52, and 63 !

42. If you’re being extremely quiet what does it mean?

She’s dead.

This is actually the same thing I said last time.  

(Generally, it means she’s working something over in her mind with 100% concentration.  More recently she’s been quiet when she’s been stuck between two sides of an argument and couldn’t contribute anything useful with the better speakers already talking.)

52. One thing you wish you could change about yourself?

She would love to not be so bad at werewolfing.  She’s jealous of her brother’s detailed control.   She’s starting to realize that she’s not very good at expressing herself, often just from lack of vocabulary, and that’s been frustrating too.

63. Ever been in love?

Uh, please, she is 17 and she is very in love.  (She loves Ines as her best friend with her whole heart and she also has a massive crush on her,  so for only having dated for like,  two months, that’s pretty close to being in love right?)


Imagine Scott’s sister screening Stiles calls

Looking down at her phone Gwen McCall saw Stiles name flash up once again, being the third time he called her within ten minutes. Looking over her should, she glared at her brother’s best friend then raised her phone and hung up; watching his grin fall.

Stiles huffed and looked over to Scott who was trying to hid his smile. “What are you ginning about? You know why she’s avoiding me, don’t you?!”

“Maybe,” Scott shrugged. 

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Mortal Instruments Thoughts

I really enjoyed the ending of the mortal instruments. It was weird to see Sebastian go back to Jonathon. The brother Clary could of had. She eventually let herself grieve because their story could of turned out much different. I don’t know if she forgave him but she definitely allowed herself to mourn for the brother she never had. I feel sorry for her mum, Jocelyn having to again say bye to her son. He’s been dead then alive then dead so many times for her. It’s a shame.
I enjoyed that Simons eternal life got taken away so that he could grow old with Izzy. That’s super cute.
I like the fact Jace wants to be a Herondale but it raised the questions of what about the past that brother Zachariah was talking about to Tessa Gray. I think that this will all be answered in the infernal devices series which I am uber excited to read!

so we were all right about twin theory, sweet taako and lup are them and im dead because it means that lup immediately found her brother and has been doing her best to protect him

but also wtf lup why did you try to kill his boyfriend, overprotective much? and also i hope that her pure rejection of magnus is just because she wants to make sure shes next to taako at all times, not because of some past beef with magnus. and also barry and lup are very close but oh boyo is it gonna get weird to have them together

and then HEY THE DIRECTOR ISN’T EVIL YES THANK YOU GRIFFIN just very poorly misintentioned nice job breaking it lucretia


*clears throat* 

We need to talk about Hinny engaging in PDA

  • So their first kiss Harry’s just caught up in the moment, he doesn’t stop to think long enough to be embarrassed
  • this is a total one off the silly is so scared of Ron that Ginny has to initiate EVERYTHING they do when they aren’t on their own
  • Even holding hands
  • Ginny has zero qualms about PDA
  • she has an awesome bf and he is HERS and she is more than happy to remind any/everybody about this fact
  • Even her brothers
  • Especially her brothers
  • Ron won’t leave her alone about something?  She literally grabs Harry by the front of his shirt and glues her lips to his
  • “Sorry Ron I can’t really talk right now”
  • Naturally Harry is terrified by this behavior
  • “Ginny we can’t continue to date if I am DEAD because your brothers have MURDERED me”
  • But of course he secretly loves that Ginny is so proud of their relationship
  • And gradually, as the magically enlarged slugs Fred and George promised continue to not show up in his bed, Harry gets more comfortable holding hands kissing picking Ginny up and physically putting her on his lap
  • It’s soon his go-to form of revenge when Ron and Hermione make him feel like a third wheel
  • Or when he sees some bloke hitting on Ginny at the Leaky Cauldron
  • They’re famous among the Harpies for their post-match celebration
  • They become the parents whose kids are embarrassed by them LITERALLY ALL THE TIME because “Dad you’re too old to be kissing Mum like that in public!”
  • And Harry is normally a very private person, but he doesn’t mind everybody knowing how much he loves Ginny
  • Hinny PDA literally all the time because they’re both so happy that this adorable doofus is theirs and they want everyone to know
  • What she says: I'm fine.
  • What she means: Jonathan Byers believes his brother is dead and his mother is insane and he's choosing a casket for his brother alone without any support and then Nancy shows up to ask a question about a monster and instead of being upset or snappy because hey, he's buying his baby brothers fucking casket, he's kind to her and talks to her about her concerns. Bless this angel and protect him forever.

at college: *gets overwhelmed*

me: *thinks about htgawm* wes accidentally killed his professor’s husband while trying to save his girlfriend who was later killed by his professor’s assistant who also helped his classmate asher cover up for the murder of a prosecutor whom he was angry for pushing his father to suicide but actually it was professor keating’s fault, who joins her assistant bonnie and pin it on their client catherine. meanwhile she’s being drugged by professor keating’s hitman frank who was also the one who killed lila stangard who was having an affair with sam keating (the dead husband of professor annalise keating). he’s dating another student, laurel, who later finds out about her boyfriend’s dark past, joining michaela (another student) on the “we lay with liars” club - because she was having a thing with their client caleb hapstall (catherine’s brother. we once thought they were screwing). talking about screwing, wes’ classmate connor and his boyfriend oliver are happily living together while connor pretends everything is fine and he’s not involved in about 6 murders along with wes, who accidentally killed his professor’s husband and hasn’t got laid since his girlfriend was murdered with a plastic bag

me: *anxiety intensifies* 

Let’s talk first reactions here…

Susan: Susan is the epitome of absolute relief when she sees Edmund. She isn’t angry. She’s not scolding. She’s just so happy to see him in one piece.

Lucy: The little bundle of joy just misses her brother, who they all feared was dead. She’s immediately forgiven him and ready to tackle him I’m a hug. More than that, she’s so comfortable with Aslan, she doesn’t think twice about going after them when she sees them.

Peter: He too is relieved to his brother alive and well. But he’s also unsure…unsure whether his brother is the same person. Unsure of how he will react to his siblings. Unsure of how he’s feeling. He stops Lucy from running because he sees Aslan and Edmund deep in talk, and he feels in his gut that Edmund needs it more than he needs a hug or a scolding. For once, he’s sure Edmund will do as he’s told.

(Gif from myfairgolightly)

i just had the weirdest day im not even kidding

(sorry for this omg)

i came home as usual being angry af on my family well bc im so done with them not caring about me. so i was upstairs in the living room on my laptop and my dad came up and was like “hey so whats up” and i was like? are you kidding me?

and then he started to ask me why im so angry all the time and i was like im not telling you?? and then i said “just leave me alone” and then he said “maybe that’s the problem, we leave you alone too much?” and then i started to cry so HARD

and i literally rambled on for like 30 minutes about he never cares about me, that he is never proud of me, that its just about my brothers ALL THE TIME and no one in my family cares and i’ve already lost my mom (she is not dead i just dont talk to her bc of reasons) and i said it doesn’t feel like i have a family or a dad anymore


and he came over to me an hugged me and we cried and hugged each other for like 5 minutes and i was like is this happening? like i haven’t even touched him in years? 

and then we talked all about how we both can improve our relationship and how we can go back being dad and daughter instead of strangers

and well of course this is amazing but i’m just so fucking overwhelmed. like i haven’t hugged him, i haven’t cried infront of him, i haven’t said how i’m feeling since i was maybe 13?

and it’s all so much at once, it’s like trying to get to know him all over again. and i told him that this isn’t going to change over night, i have to take my time to process all of this and actually try step up and say something and not let my brothers overspeak me all the time. but its going to take time i know that.

but this is all SO WEIRD its like a fucking movie??? and im so sad it took him so long to realise that he had done something wrong. 

im sorry about this post i just needed to get it all out 

Can we talk about how messed up it is that everyone is just basically throwing Alison under the bus for Charlotte’s murder without any real proof as if she was the only one who would want her dead. As if she wasn’t framed for murder before. I’m guessing they forgot that Charlotte framed Alison for Mona’s fake death years ago, a situation that they..including her own brother believed..w/out any real proof mind you. I’m not saying that Alison is completely innocent in this bc maybe that’s the plot twist, maybe she did but Like damn, can one person on this show stop automatically believing the absolute worst in her?

We have talked about that. I won’t say yes or no. I think there’s a little bit of a creepy stepsister/stepbrother thing, which we probably will avoid. I think it’s an innocent moment, and it has a certain flirtatious quality to it. But though they’re only about a year or two apart in age, I think she’s far more worldly, far more advanced in her thinking than he is. He’s very much the loyal kid brother at this point, who wants to do right by her, and we’ll see more of that, actually, in the finale. Who knows? Never say never.

FearTWD Showrunner Dave Erickson on Alicia and Chris’ relationship

“There’s a little moment with them in the house, where Alicia is trying on clothes, and Chris sees her and doesn’t look away immediately. She doesn’t tell him to. Is that a hint at a potential romance down the road?” (x)