shitty quality but ugh

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favorite pilots Baby Daddy (2012-2017)

Emma’s mom wants to put Emma up for adoption and for Ben to sign away his rights. Really? So you’re- you’re thinking about giving up this little girl? Yeah, I was thinking about it. Oh, GOOD. Goo- what do you mean, good? Oh, Ben, honey. You can’t begin to understand the kind of sacrifice it takes to be a parent. When I married your father, and I had you two, I had to put my dreams on hold. What dreams? Being single and childless.

Trusty And True
Damien Rice
Trusty And True

Come, come alone
Come with fear, come with love
Come however you are
Just come, come alone
Come with friends, come with foes
Come however you are
Just come, come alone
Come with me, then let go
Come however you are
Just come, come alone
Come so carefully closed
Come however you are
Just come…

The Wire and Amok Time

It’s no secret that the Star Trek TOS episode “Amok Time” and the Deep Space Nine episode “The Wire” have quite a few uncanny parallels. Many fans have already pointed this out, but I wanted to write a more detailed analysis for these two episodes for ages. So here it is.

In the beginning of both episodes the audience is lead into a casual setting, with Jim and Bones (TOS) walking along a busy corridor and Julian and Garak (DS9) having their usual weekly lunch. However the plot develops from this point pretty fast.

Spock, who previously refused a physical in sickbay now shows obvious signs that something is amiss. He refuses food and shows an uncharacteristic outburst of temper. 

While Garak and Julian wait for their food, they get into an argument over Cardassian literature, nothing new here. (Seriously sometimes I think arguing is how Cardassians flirt.) But Garak is more aggressive than usual and there is a sum of four moments where he has to stop talking, because his body is exhibiting signs of miniature seizures. 

In contrast to Julian’s failed attempts to drag Garak into the infirmary, Jim orders Spock to undergo his physical. That is how the audience learns that Spock is dying of an hormonal imbalance. 

In the Wire this happens a bit later, when Garak’s body collapses under the strain of his mysterious sickness and the additional amount of drugs and alcohol he took to keep the pain at bay. But just as Spock in Amok Time Garak, too is going to die unless something is done. 

There are two general themes in both episodes: the intense shame/anger both Spock and Garak feel and the impending loss of control (that later leads them to almost kill their only friend) as a result.

For Vulcans it is completely uncharacteristic to let an outsider even know of Pon farr, since Vulcans pride themselves in logic and this is the one time every seven years they completely lose it. Therefore Spock’s first reaction to the whole debacle is shame.

Wherein Garak…well it’s Garak. He couldn’t tell the truth to save his life, quite literally. And since the implant that is killing him was basically a farewell present before he was sent into exile I can understand why he shrouds this particular part of his past in secrecy. Julian came closer to him than anyone in decades thus fermenting Garak’s frustration about this, his exile and his current condition into extreme bouts of anger. 

And while Jim has to fight his best friend because Spock is under the influence of pon farr and thus can only see him as a rival…

…Garak attacks Julian while he suffers from the consequences of extreme withdrawal. (He turned his implant off and therefore his endorphin supply and basically quit cold turkey).

But even though the settings and the details differ from one another, some of the fight scenes themselves are eerily similar. (Surak hold me they even included the asphyxiation in DS9. Here’s to you, Theodore Sturgeon!)


In the end both Spock and Garak are saved, because of their respective best friends, who BOTH took great risks to do just that. Because while Jim “only” risks his career by disobeying orders and rerouting the Enterprise to Vulcan.

Julian sets off on his own and visits Enabran Tain, the most dangerous man in Cardassian Space. He risks his life to get the specifics on Cardassian biology he needs to save Garak. 

There is a lot (believe me A LOT) more I could list here, but these are the parallels that stick out the most, because in the general plots of these episodes they almost mirror each other.


And on a completely different note, because of course the writers of “The Wire” couldn’t resist the temptation of including one of the most infamous scenes from the TOS universe. 

So naturally they included what many fans (me too) have dubbed “The Sickbay Scene” from the Motion Picture Movie. Which is the very same scene that is widely regarded as the moment that Kirk and Spock finally got together after their separation. But that’s material for another meta.

anonymous asked:

Is Dan really that important in the celeb world that he gets all these exclusives from big celebrities? It's not just 1D but Ed Sheeran,TS and TH etc. He's so gross and low I just don't understand why celebrities sink to his level.

As unfortunate as it is - and it is very very unfortunate- The Sun is one of the most popular outlets in the UK. 

Not a week later and I’m still so hurt over japril.

The time since I’ve realized, I’m 100% right in feeling this way. The writers played us. They built a story and had a climax in Montana (didn’t go for the pun but I’ll take it) to just completely wipe them aside and build a Jackson and Maggie relationship.

Kay from the Seriously Greys Podcast said it best, even though she’s not a japril shipper (but loves april and enjoys japril), AS a shipper if you were given montana and then literally japril’s next interaction was that three person scene between them and Maggie where all he did was snap at april and act annoyed with her for doing the same thing Maggie was doing…like omg that is such a slap in the fucking face.

Even his fucking body language was all about Maggie. It’s subtle but his body was angled toward her and April had to keep pulling at him to look at her while she was yelling…ugh.

The problem with these writers, besides shitty quality control and pacing, is they don’t consider their entire audience. At least I don’t feel like they considered the japril fan base at all.

Mind you, this isn’t even necessarily about japril being together or not. It’s about being toyed with and given the promise of a really interesting storyline for the rug to just be pulled out from under us.

They could have still had jaggie get close and April alert Maggie to jacksons feelings without bitch slapping japril fans like they did.

I’ve never felt more relieved for a hiatus and my status as a greys viewer is highly unlikely at this point.