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thebonnielassofyvie  asked:

Hi! I'm new(ish) to the 100 fandom, and I was wondering if you know of metas on Bellamy and his journey of where he began and how far he's come? Thanks!

You know, I’m sure there are other metas out there, but I saw this and was like…man, that would be fun to write.  So you did not ask for this, but here, let’s have a Bellamy Blake Retrospective.  (Also hi, and welcome to the fandom!  If you’re interested you can search my blog for bellarke meta, bellamy meta, and the 100 meta because I write a lot about Bellamy and I’m bad at tagging consistently but those are the tags I most likely used.  And if anyone knows of other overarching Bellamy metas about his character so far, let me know!)

In a lot of respects, Bellamy Blake in 101 is nothing like he is as of 403.  For one thing, his hair is a lot better now, and for another thing they seem to have settled on some consistent character beats instead of “idk, reckless bad guy?”  Overall, I’d say there’s two facets of his personality that the show is interested in exploring, one internal and one external, and they touch on each theme in each season although they tend to switch back and forth between which one gets the main spotlight.  Internally, it’s guilt: how does he cope with the things he’s done?  How does he reconcile his sins with who he wants to be?  Externally, it’s protecting those he loves: how far is too far?  Does that limit exist?

There’s also a character trait that has existed since the pilot but that went dormant for a bit before resurfacing in season four: unflinching acceptance of the end.  The line of his from the pilot that I am finding myself remembering a lot now that s4 is airing is if the air is toxic, we’re all dead anyway.  Clarke wants to come up with a plan, but Bellamy surveys the options– open the door and die quickly, stay inside and die slowly– and chooses immediate death.  It’s a dark moment, but it tells us a lot about him right off the bat.  

If I go episode by episode we will be here all damn day, so I’m going to talk about him in terms of season-long arcs.  Season One Bellamy was about his external “protective” quality and learning to expand his mission from “protect Octavia” to “protect the delinquents” with a couple of side quests into “forgiveness, is it for you?” and “wow Clarke’s hair is really pretty.” 

The moment I want to bring your attention to is when Bellamy offered himself in place of Jasper, because not only was that our official confirmation that Bellamy has decided he’ll die for any of those kids (not just Octavia), but because it highlights something @metastation made me think about recently, which is that Bellamy sees his own life as a tool.  He will do whatever it takes to keep them alive, and if that means dying, he’ll fucking do it.  He was willing to die for Jasper in season one, just like he was willing to go on a suicide mission for the remaining delinquents in season two.  He was originally ready to die for Octavia by getting on the dropship (remember: no one but Abby believed the ground was actually survivable) and by the end of the season, he’s ready to die for Jasper– someone he suggested mercy killing at the start of it.

We also examine Bellamy’s guilt, mostly in relation to the culling, although that is not the prominent focus of the season.  We learn that Bellamy sees himself as someone who hurts people and doesn’t deserve peace, and we see that the rebel in the first few episodes was really a facade.  We find out that he feels each death deeply, and that he regrets the monster he thinks he has to be in order to protect people.  (Notably, however, he regrets being that monster but he doesn’t reject being that monster outright, a character beat that they bring back in season three).

Season two is mostly an internal/guilt season for Bellamy, although you could argue that he tried to include the Mount Weather Resistance under his protection but ultimately he failed.  It is treated as a given in season two that he will protect his people, and having to choose to sacrifice the Mount Weather Resistance is framed as sad but understandable (and directly linked to Octavia).  But what Bellamy’s season two arc is really about is him trying to atone for the sins he committed during season one (the culling) by saving as many damn people as possible.  He’s again willing to use his life as a bargaining chip, but it’s more than just the Mount Weather suicide mission– it’s going after Finn when he’s tied up by Tristan, it’s going against Kane to try and find the rest of the delinquents, it’s going down the mountain to save Mel, it’s trying to save Finn from the grounders, and it’s the Mount Weather suicide mission.  Season two takes a thread that was established in season one– Bellamy will die for his people– and tries to tease it out as far as it will go, but it’s not really about broadening the definition of “people.”  It’s about exploring the extent to which he is willing to risk his life in order to atone for what he’s done.

And then, season three shows up.  And look, I suspect once this series is complete season three is basically gonna be my gasleak season where I pretend it doesn’t exist, because the show attempted to do some things with Bellamy’s character but for various reasons (mostly: editing choices and what I suspect was a hastily redone storyline to account for various behind-the-scenes things) none of it landed.  However, we can say that while season two was a deep exploration of Bellamy’s guilt and the extent to which he’ll take it, season three was an exploration of his protective nature and the extent to which he would take that.  And apparently: he’ll take that as far as it fucking goes.  

Season three was also about the limits to his protective nature and his inability to broaden his definition of “my people” to include the grounders as a whole.  At the end of season three we see this shifting, but it’s mostly left for season four to do the heavy lifting on that front.  Season three also saw Bellamy resuming the mantle of monster that he tried so hard to shed in season one.  He never wanted to hurt anyone– not Jaha, not the people in the culling, not even Lincoln– but he did because he thought he had to.  The massacre in season three was, I suspect, a continuation of that; Bellamy kills people because he thinks it’s necessary, not because he enjoys it.  It ties back to who we are and who we need to survive are two very different things, because who he is is actually someone who loves his people deeply and regrets every violent thing he’s ever done, but who he needs to be is a monster who will kill the army at their doorstep to keep his people safe.  Not all of this really came through in the text, but I’m confident that this was roughly what they were going for with Bellamy’s character.

So now we’re into season four, and I think we’re going to be doing a reprise of his season two character beats where the internal focus takes precedence.   We’ve had Kane straight out tell Bellamy how to handle his guilt, and when Jaha asked how many do you have to save to satisfy your guilt you could practically see Bellamy thinking “literally all of them.”  We’re on another atonement journey, I suspect, and I don’t think we’ve seen the last of his regret.

We also had him sacrificing the lives of possibly 400 of his own people in order to save 25 slaves, most of whom were grounders. I suspect they’re expanding his definition of “my people” to “literally everyone left on the planet,” but we’re also only three episodes in so it’s hard to judge an entire season’s arc based on that.  Still, I’m guessing that while this thread will be important it will be secondary to his guilt and quest for redemption.  (You could probably also argue that season four is going to be about both those elements of his personality, but again, we’re only three episodes in so it’s tough to say at this point.)

However, I want to bring this back around full circle and remind you guys of his line in the pilot: if the air is toxic, we’re all dead anyway.  While he’s changed in so many ways (and got rid of that hair gel, thank god), Bellamy is still the man he was in the pilot– if death is coming, he sees no point in messing around and trying to delay it by a few hours.  And you guys, Bellamy doesn’t think they can survive this.  That’s why he was willing to blow up the hydrogenerator; none of those people are going to survive anyway, so he might as well get a few home to their families while he still can.  Death is coming; why fight it?

But you know what’s different?  In the pilot, Clarke wanted to come up with a plan because any plan, no matter how ridiculous, is better than just opening the doors and dying because that’s how she handles uncertainty– with charts and graphs and maps and strategy.  Bellamy overrules her in that episode and opens the door because fuck it, what’s the difference between dying now and dying of dehydration in three days?  But now, he’s going along with her plan.  He’s taking a trip to Farm Station to get a hydrogenerator he secretly believes they won’t ever need to use and he’s agreeing to let Clarke put him on a list of people she wants to save.  He still thinks death is inevitable, but he’s no longer the callous guard from the pilot, opening the dropship door against her advice.  He knows that in order to keep going, Clarke needs a plan.  He knows that if she stops and just accepts that the end is coming she’ll crumple, and he doesn’t want that for her.  (I’d say this applies to all his people in general because he doesn’t want to see anyone hurt, but it is particularly painful for him to see Clarke in any sort of distress so she’s the main focus for his “yeah, we’re definitely gonna live yep yep yep this is totally survivable” charade.)

So when you shove everything else his character has gone through aside– the grounder attack in season one, pulling the lever at Mount Weather in season two, losing Gina and being estranged from his sister in season three– this is what his character boils down to, and this is how he’s changed.  When he arrived on the ground he was ready to die and he didn’t really care about anyone who wasn’t Octavia.  He was kind of a dick to the woman who wanted a plan to save everyone because he saw no point in a charade and also those other lives weren’t his problem.  He’s still ready to die, but now his love stretches to encompass hundreds of people.  And when it comes the woman who wants a plan to save everyone, no matter how desperate it is, he’s willing to go to whatever length it takes to keep her going– even if in the end, he still believes they’re all going to die.

I have a new D&D character, and I have to share her backstory because I already love her.


You know all those stories about fool-hearty mortals so desperate for a boon from the fey that they’re willing to promise anything, even their first-born child? Well, Acacia Finn is that child.

Problem is, she was 23 at the time.

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I know I’ve talked about this before, but I’m really sick of seeing writers who should know better say things like, “Tragedy is more compelling than stories where characters have a nice day and nothing bad happens!” without understanding why.

Tragedy is an effective story element when it’s a deviation from the norm. A character’s peaceful existence is disrupted by a catastrophic event that throws everything into chaos. The character now has to either develop so they can cope with the new status quo, or find a way to put things back the way they were. There’s a good story in that.

But when a character’s life is an unrelenting cavalcade of misery, another heaping dose of shit isn’t all that interesting. At that point, a compelling deviation from the norm would be said character having a nice day where nothing bad happens. And modern fiction is chock-full of misery porn, so by this logic, it’s no wonder the coffee shop AU is such a popular fanfiction trope.

Derek Hale getting a dog and putting his life back together is way more interesting than Derek Hale’s life getting worse for the 26th consecutive episode. Creators like to hold up “everything is fine and nobody dies” as a sign that fanfic is bland and badly written, but if anything, it’s an indicator that mainstream fiction is bland and badly written. 

You Know What I Love About Haikyuu?
  • How grounded it is. There are no freak moves, no flashy abilities … there’s nothing that a normal player in real life can’t do
  • Even their hair colors are normal.
  • And the scenes we get outside the court are brilliant, showcasing each character as a person, not just a player, and that’s so, so important in any anime–to get to know the characters, establish their personalities. 
  • And how it’s important to fail at the beginning–and keep failing, as you train–to become stronger, as was the case in the Training Camp arc. How many dives did they have to do at the beginning? How many? They lost every single time, all the time, in those first few days.
  • You get to care for each and every single character, opposing team or not.
  • Characters have to deal with real, personal issues that we can relate to, and that makes us connect with and care for them that much more.
  • Females don’t take the back seat.
  • Coaches don’t take the back seat.
  • Meaningful, complex relationships between setters and captains that are built upon mutual trust, respect, and loyalty.
  • Relationships between players are free of fan-service. No blushing, no intimate close-ups … everything is conveyed through either a single, meaningful look or gesture. And that makes it that much more powerful.
  • Each team is a family. Each and every team. It’s conveyed and felt so deeply that it’s impossible not to cheer them on.
  • Superb, gradual, slow-burning character development.
  • Characters are not confined to tropes. The stoic will beat himself up for missing a point; the king practices till his fingers are blistered; the anti-social gamer is the backbone of the team.
  • Gorgeous soundtrack.
  • Gorgeous, fluid animation.
  • Find me boys more willing to toss aside everything to win.
  • Seriously, this show.
  • Seriously, Furudate.
  • Thank you for this gem.
Every Miraculous Ladybug Episode Ever
  • *opening theme*
  • *Marinette does something clumsy while talking about how much she looooooves Adrien*
  • Her hot friend who should be a main character: You should tell him you like him!
  • Marinette: OMG NO BECAUSE OF REASONS
  • Adrien, conveniently nearby: lol, I'm hot and so is that Ladybug chick. We know nothing about each other and routinely lie to each other and our closest friends. That's a solid premise for a relationship if I ever heard one!
  • Someone, somewhere in Paris: *experiences a single moment of negativity, no matter how petty or temporary*
  • HAWKDUDE: HELLO NAUGHTY CHILDREN, IT'S AKUMA TIME
  • Evil Villian: Hello, I am Ridiculous Name von Badfic. Prepare to be minorly inconvenienced!
  • *recycled animation sequences*
  • Chat Noir: M'LADY.
  • Ladybug: my life is a dumpster fire
  • Chat Noir: *terrible puns*
  • Ladybug: I'm rethinking every decision I've ever made.
  • HAWKGUY: This time my plan is sure to work even though it never has before and I keep doing the same thing over and over!
  • *fighting*
  • Ladybug: LUCKY CHARM *gets a random object* LOL WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THIS?
  • *thinly veiled use for the item appears*
  • Ladybug: Gotcha! *recycled animation sequences* No more evil doing for you, little akuma.
  • Chat Noir: So Ladybug you wanna f--
  • Ladybug: LOL BYE
  • *credits roll*
So there has been some hate on Gem Harvest

But let me just tell you what a gem this episode was

(pun coincidental)

I know we all would have loved a heavy episode special involving Homeworld, Jasper or Bismuth.

And I think we all didn’t quite know how to feel about ending up with Andy instead.

A character that is racist

sexist

is against immigrants

is against unmarried relationships

is anti-vegetarian

is against hippies

and is just in general this angry, shouting, republican stereotype

But that’s what’s so great about him appearing in this show.

Especially at this time

Becuase we have a lot of negative feeling towards republicans at the moment.

A lot of people see them just as stubborn, anti-social, people filled with nothing but hate.

We see them as people that cannot be reasoned with and only care about themselves.

And truth be told, there are some bad people out there.

And some of them are republicans.


But there are also people out there who are just afraid of change

People who feel left behind be those who have allowed change

People who have trouble letting go of the familiar, the past, and obsolete things

And we learned that if those people are given kindness, love and reassurance

they might leave behind their rigid, hateful demeanor

and allow change and love to have a place in their life

aphobic lgbt+ ppl: we have NOTHING in common with aromantic/asexuals!!

aphobic lgbt+ ppl: aromantic and asexual people aren’t oppressed and even if they are, they certainly aren’t oppressed ENOUGH to be in our community

aphobic lgbt+ ppl: aromantic and asexual people are BASICALLY STRAIGHT and no one ever needs to know about their orientation because there’s no real difference from being STRAIGHT

me: ………….. anyway, so check out this canon aroace character, Jughead, who

aphobic lgbt+ ppl: NOOOOOOOOO Jughead is GAY-CODED!! I really IDENTIFY with him!! he clearly has all the traits of a GAY PERSON!! not wanting to have sex or romance with a woman (as a male character) in this heteronormative society CLEARLY makes him GAY and part of OUR COMMUNITY!! YOU’RE STEALING REPRESENTATION FROM US!!!!!

me: 

  • What she says: I'm fine
  • What she means: Opal, the very first fusion that we meet in the show, excluding Garnet, in episode 12; Giant Woman, is the gem we know the least about. Opal has made 3 seperate appearences: Giant Woman, The Return, and Log Date 7 15 2. However, over the entire course of her being on screen, she has only said a total of 15 words. We know absolutely NOTHING about Opal, even though everyone loves her, and we met her so early on. We can easily see more of Sugilite, Sardonyx, Alexandrite, Stevonnie, or Smoky Quartz's character than we can of Opal. Why? Why has Opal not had ANY character development yet, despite being the gem that introduced fusion into the show. Everyone loves Opal, everyone wants to see Opal more. Sardonyx, Smoky Quartz, and Alexandrite have had almost 2 whole episodes dedicated to seeing them in action, so can we please just get some Opal development? It's not that I don't love and appreciate all the other fusions, because trust me, I do; but we know NOTHING about Opal, and I want to learn more about her.
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This is the main reason why Jung Joon hyung is by far my favorite male lead in a kdrama. He is SO supportive of Bok joo in everything she does. Even if one of those things is liking his own brother. He encourages her and accepts her for who she is and admires her so much. Also he’s not afraid to tell her when she’s wrong and comfort her when she’s in need. I Love that its so Platonic right now obviously he has feelings for her but nothing is too rushed. I love that this drama isn’t only focusing on romance its shedding light on Joon hyungs trauma and bok joos insecurities as an athlete. I especially loved when Joon hyung and Bok joo had that talk about the pressure of being ranked a few episodes ago. Overall i love all the characters due to the fact that you can resonate and related to everything they’re going through. I know some people find Joon hyung annoying sometimes but honestly that’s reality not everyone is perfect and his attempt to make jokes and be playful is very age appropriate. I love him as a character! 💗

Something that still bothers me about YOI

- We still know next to nothing about Victor’s background

- We’ve met Yuuri’s parents and we’ve met Yuri’s grandfather but we don’t know a thing about Victor’s family.

- Victor is a main character, the love interest to another main character, so why don’t we know a single thing about his past?

- I have a sneaking suspicion that Victor either doesn’t have a family or he isn’t in contact with his family anymore due to his career (and the stigma that male figure skating has tied to it) or because of his sexuality. 

- So with that in mind please don’t imagine Victor never having a supportive family

- Don’t imagine Victor not even bothering to invite his family to the wedding because he thinks they won’t show up anyway. 

- Don’t think about Yuuri’s mom finding out and all but adopting Victor as her son. 

- Don’t think about Victor calling Yuur’s mom Mrs. Katsuki and her replying “It’s mom, dear.”

- Don’t think about Yuuri’s mom bragging to all of Hasetsu about how amazing both of her boys are, on and off the ice. 

- Don’t imagine how excited Yuuri’s mom will be on their wedding day because she loves both of these boys and wants them both to be happy.

- Don’t imagine Victor and Yuuri wanting to become fathers.

- Don’t imagine them deciding to use a surrogate and announcing to Momma Katsuki that they’re going to have a baby.

- Don’t imagine Yuuri’s mom breaking down in tears of joy and wrapping both of her arms around her boys in an uncomfortably tight hug because she’s so happy she’s going to be a grandmother.

- Don’t imagine it turning out to be twins and Momma Katsuki breaks down all over again.

- Don’t imagine Momma Katsuki buying a ton of things for the babies even before Victor and Yuuri find out the genders.

- Don’t imagine her giving Victor and Yuuri a long impassioned speech about parenthood and life decisions.

- Don’t imagine her teaching them how to change diapers, swaddle, and how to properly hold babies on practice baby dolls.

- Don’t imagine her waking the boys up in the middle of the night to teach them these things so that they’re prepared to do when the babies come for real

- Don’t think about Minako, Mari, and Phichit throwing a baby shower. 

- Don’t think about Momma Katsuki offering them to hold it in the inn. 

- Don’t think about Momma Katsuki gathering the family to clean and childproof the entire inn before the babies come. 

- Don’t think about Yuuri being nervous but really excited about becoming a father. 

- Don’t imagine Victor telling everyone he’s an expectant mother to anyone who will listen

- Don’t think about Yuuri and Victor holding their children for the first time and giving each other this loving look that says “holy fuck we’re fathers!” but also “holy fuck we’re fathers.”

- Don’t imagine Victor and Yuuri struggling for the first week or two with their newborns but with the gentle guiding hand of Momma Katsuki they find their rhythm as new parents. 

- Definitely don’t imagine Victor and Yuuri being exhausted new parents but they wouldn’t trade it for the world because they love their little family more than anything. 

God damn this fucking show. Thank you to @memento-amare for giving me a bunch of these headcanons and making me feel better about Victor’s apparent lack of family in YOI.

When you watch the episode and you see Bonnie suffering so much that you realize that people really FAILED her.

Bonnie was always the one who sacrificed herself and when you see what she’s able to do to bring Enzo back to his side, and also that Elena is the first thing Damon think about, it shows what we all suspected:

Bonnie is not respected, it’s above happiness, dear Bonenzo, Bamon, and other ship fans. It’s FUCKING RESPECT.

Caroline LET MESSAGES. NO trying to see her so-called best friend. I’m VERY SORRY, Stefan can wait! You are a fucking vampire erase the memories with the help of all later!

Damon hears Bonnie “ Leave me alone “, I’m sorry, this is precisely the moment when you don’t leave someone ALONE!

Caroline CALLED her mother? Someone who ABANDONED her ? who is a vampire when she supposed to be here for her? What is your fucking logic? Stefan is right, you only think about your fucking marriage!

DON’T MARRY HER STEFAN!

Also, I seriously want to see Bonnie slap Stefan. Or Damon. Or someone for fuck’s sake, she deserves a slap! WHen she almost killed Elena, she was under the expression influence but for once… MAKE THEM PAY. STEAL THE CAMARO. LEVE THIS SHIT HOLE. I DON’T EVEN CARE ABOUT BAMON ANYMORE CAUSE DAMON FAILED YOU!

Let Elena burn in her fucking coffin and move on!

Ps: Kai is back, it’s probably the time to have payback.

PS2: Abby is a vampire. So why the hell can she do magic etc? Did I miss something?

So my brother and I are introducing mom to the Marvel movies. She’s seen Guardians of the Galaxy so far. And now we’re showing her the Captain America movies. We’re watching the first one now, and it’s the scene where Bucky takes a tumble off of the train.

Keep in mind that my mother knows nothing about Marvel or these characters.

She starts tearing up and going “No. No. I liked him.”

After a minute she turns to us and asks “Is he really dead or does he, like, come back as baby Groot or something?”

Cue my brother, his girlfriend, and myself silently dying while trying not to give anything away.

She’s in for a wild ride.

I don’t usually talk about this, but I need to get this out.
I still don’t understand why there’s so much hatred for this character on this site (before I joined tumblr, I actually didn’t know that there are people out there who genuinely hate him even after the last book came out and spend time writing hate posts about this fictional character all the time?)…but he’s still my favorite anyway and nothing I read on this site can change my mind.

Stuck in the Middle (with You)/Awesome Crowley

[For a meta about Reservoir Dogs and Tarantino’s use of gay subtext, click here.]

I don’t want to be the person who ruins everyone’s fun, so I’m saving my one big criticism of this episode for last. This meta is completely positive, even saccharine, until the very last paragraph. Also, I’m borrowing one of my favourite AO3 tags as a title because, let’s face it, Crowley was the real hero of this episode and where the action was, and that’s perfectly okay and long overdue. Crowley’s been around for years now, and he’s gone through huge bouts of character development, and yet we still know next to nothing about him and he’s often treated like an afterthought, both by our heroes and by the writers. This episode finally (finally!) corrected that, because no matter how intriguing and plain beautiful everyone was, Crowley was magnificent - as I fully expected him to be.

After all, they’re good - but he’s Crowley.


Like anyone with eyes, I loved everything about this episode, and especially how it was filmed. I have to say - this is the first episode in a long time that actually had me in tenterhooks about a possible character death, because you never know, right? Theoretically, Crowley could die, and so could Cas. Theoretically. And also the music, did I mention the music? I think that scene of Cas crawling away from Ramiel and the shot of Ramiel stabbing him - that’s just become my favourite Supernatural scene ever, bar none. It was so powerful and dramatic and visually magnificent and that damn music - wow

I adored that symbolism, because Cas’ been a Christ figure for a while now, and seeing him like that, on his back, defeated and stabbed by a lance - you can’t get more Golgotha than that. Beautiful stuff.

I also loved that this episode was, in a way - off-centre. Sam and Dean were there, of course, but the story was not focused around them. The real protagonist was the supernatural world itself - Cas, Crowley, Ramiel; even Lucifer, to me, was more present than he’s been in a while, what with this vague threat of his child hanging over the world, and him taunting Crowley and flashing his red eyes at this most undemonic demon in the very last scene. The truth is, I love everything about Sam and Dean, and that includes the incredibly talented actors who play them, but I feel the show could benefit greatly from approaching their story from a different perspective every once in a while. I’d love to know more about their childhood, for instance, or about this world of monsters and hunters around them; and a completely Outsider POV episode is, at this point, something I’d probably sell half my soul for.

Anyway - lately, this show reads like very good fanfiction, and considering how engaged, loving and talented this fandom is, this is high praise. I particularly appreciate the fact they’re going back to important plot points and filling them in with completely new details - after all, we’ve been wondering for years what’s up with demonic eyes, or how Crowley became king in the first place (or, at least, I know I did). This new class of demons appearing out of nowhere - creatures powerful enough to wield an archangel’s weapon - that’s incredible stuff. I’m guessing we’ll see more about them, and I can’t freaking wait.

So, yes - Ramiel was spot-on. Jerry Trimble managed just the right mixture of underwhelmingly normal and terrifyingly amoral - so much so I’m sort of sad we didn’t get to see more of this character, even if everything about him, including his death, was handled just right - there was no room for anything more.

My one slight criticism there would be the fizzling nature of Cas’ abilities. For instance, didn’t we establish that Cas can smell lies? So why couldn’t he guess Mary was hiding something? And what about demons’ true forms? I always assumed Cas could see that (was it ever stated in canon? it must have been), and I was therefore almost disappointed that Cas couldn’t recognize Ramiel for what he was. Maybe it can be explained away by him slowly becoming closer and closer to a human being - I don’t know. In any case, I’m truly appreciating how obsessed everyone seems to be with him lately. After years of taking angels for granted, we’ve got two characters in short succession fangirling over angels (in a creepy, murderous and definitely non-con way, but still) - and, yeah, I know that basically everyone spent the entirety of Supernatural pointing out how different and unique Cas is, and I’m grateful for that, but it’s also nice to get a reminder that angels are awesome (in the other sense of the word) in and of themselves.

(I’m still loving Mr Ketch, by the way. Aaaaaw.)

Let’s now come to our unsung hero: Mr Crowley.

Crowley was magnificent in all this. And we’ve now learned he never seriously planned to become King of Hell - my headcanon, which I’m considering confirmed, is that Crowley simply wants control. He’s been tortured for a century or more as some demon tore his human soul out of him, and he’s never putting himself in that position again, which is very sensible of him, and also very Scarlett O’Hara.

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Victor?

So, I know that the line in this scene was probably meant to be amusing and that I’m just digging way too deep into this show. But after seeing all the theories regarding the lack of development regarding Victor’s family, his home life, and just his background brought this to my attention.

So when Yuri was late to practice, Victor wasn’t angry but instead made a joke about how only an airline has made him wait this long. And yes, at first glance I thought it was amusing. However, we are talking about (according to episode 1) five time consecutive champion Victor Nikiforov. 

There is a distinct lack of Victor’s background (specifically his family) which is odd for a show about love. Of the three main characters we know at least some things about both Yuri and Yurio’s family and home life. But we know almost nothing about Victor. What we do know just convinces me more that Victor probably has no family, or isn’t on speaking terms with them,

We know his coach, Yakov, was the only person to see Victor off (or try and convince him to stop) when Victor left. We know Yurio was the only person to try and bring him home. We’ve seen a single snapshot of his wealthy apartment/condo. It’s been over eight months since Victor left Russia and he’s had no on screen communication with family or friends (that weren’t at competitions). And then there’s Maccachin, who only exists and we know nothing about Maccachin’s origin. We literally only know that Maccachin is important to Victor. 

This got me thinking… maybe Victor is telling the truth. This man has had the skating world dancing in his palm since he began competing. His only goal has been to surprise the audience, because winning is expected of him. He has no one to beat, no more goals to overcome – he only wants to surprise people.

And people love him. They attend to him. They cater to his every need. The man is wealthy and has innumerable fans. People treat him like a celebrity. Every interaction (at least the first interaction) he has with nearly every character results in someone idolizing Victor (heart eyes from crowds, nose bleeds, awe, etc.). I mean, Yurio heard the radio, Victor had already quit skating and the radio still called him “our national hero”. 

Nobody has treated Victor like a regular human for a while. Even Yuri, who treated Victor as a distant goal or idol in the beginning of the story. And slowly, Yuri became one of the only people to treat Victor like a regular person, like an equal. Yuri lets him wait. Yuri tells him that he’s not allowed to take pictures in the onsen. Yuri barges into his room at late hours of the night. Yuri yells at Victor. Yuri is probably one of the only people who treat Victor like a human.