so these two have a lot of perfect scenes and it killed me not to be able to use them all

Lesson 20: Intro to Meditation

By: Admin Bridge

EDIT:  You should absolutely never take medication for the purpose of meditation. It can be very unhealthy and you should never take medication for any reason other than the purpose it was created unless told differently by a doctor.

Let’s get the elephant out of the room - Meditation is hard. Unless you were blessed with the ability to clear your mind at will, you aren’t going to get it on the first try. So if you’re one of the people who can do it without issue, good on you! But if you’re not, you are one of many people, so don’t feel bad about it. It can depend largely on your technique, and your understanding of the word ‘meditation’.

Many people portray meditation as sitting in nature, completely silent, controlling every breath, levitating off the ground…

Well, maybe not that last one, but the first three for sure. But, by definition, that’s not what meditation is. Meditation is just “deep thinking”, which can be used for more than just calming the mind, and performed in more than one way. Sometimes I use it for grounding, and getting myself pumped up, rather than winding down. I also use it for just listening to my thoughts, because I tend to ignore them in my daily life, even the really important ones, so it’s a lot of self discovery. But regardless of what you’re using it for, it still requires thinking, as much as the Meditation Guru on youtube tries to tell you otherwise.

If you’ve ever tried a guided meditation on Youtube, you’ll probably notice that most get you to visualize a peaceful scene, like a beach or a forest. Or whatever specific thing you’re doing the meditation for, whether it’s grounding, cleansing your chakras, or healing your light body. Whatever it is, it highly relies on visualization. A lot of people find this a lot easier to do, but then after they use them, they still can’t figure out how to meditate on their own, without a video to help them. That’s perfectly fine! You don’t need to be able to meditate on your own, but if you’re like me, and would prefer to be able to do it whenever, keep on reading.

I can’t speak for everyone, but while I enjoy the help in figuring out what to visualize, I find it’s not the right pacing for me. I want to go-go-go, and the guided meditations often speak very slowly, and take hours to complete. Even the “short” ones, which are around thirty minutes lose my interest, which is another reason why I prefer doing it on my own. Why guided meditations don’t work for you could be for any number of small reasons - the pacing, you don’t find a certain voice relaxing, you don’t connect with the imagery, you don’t like the background noises… whichever it is, it will take a lot of experimentation to find the perfect one. But I definitely recognize them for those starting out in meditation, it will at least give you a base to build off of, so you can personalize it.

There are several different ways to meditate, in terms of what you focus on, but I’m going to focus on six

The first few ways are pretty well known, so I won’t spend too much time on them, you can find information on them anywhere.

  • Perhaps the most well known is through feeling. Focusing on your breath - feeling how your chest rises and falls as you breathe, feeling the tingling in your hands and feet, feeling how your eyes feel, heavy or light, etc. Breathwork is a good way to follow this path, but requires a lot of concentration.
    • So what I do, when I can’t focus on my breath, is do little things - pinch the tip of my finger, rub my thumb over my knuckles, things like that. I focus on what exactly it feels like, which I never do just in general when I do the same actions. The only thing I notice about it is whether it hurts or not, which isn’t very descriptive. I try to think of enough words to describe it, to explain it to someone who has never done it before, before moving on to the next thing. I repeat until I realize I’m in a trance state.
      • But you could customize this in a bunch of ways - I’ve even put a clothespin on my finger and focused on that, and it worked well for me. Not quite pain, but enough of a distraction to keep my focus on one thing.
  • The second most common is visual. Like I mentioned above, visualizing that you’re on a beach, wading in the water - the negativity is washing off of you, and is swept far away, never to be seen again. This is also a good way of meditating, and the one I use mostly. 
    • My only recommendation for this, is to personalize it. I love beaches and forests as much as the next guy, but I find it far more rewarding to visualize myself dancing, as I am a dancer. Or sometimes swimming, or flying in space, whatever. But I choose something that interests me, that’s unique and memorable, or just something I enjoy. I often imagine things I’ve written coming to life, like a TV show.
  • The third I will mention is auditory, because while it isn’t exactly uncommon, it doesn’t get a lot of love compared to the first two. The most common ways of doing this is chants and mantras, ‘ohm’, ‘lam’, ‘vam’, etc. But you can find uncountable amounts of “meditation music” on youtube. I usually opt more towards normal music, trap, dubstep, cool jazz, but that’s what interests me, personally. Whatever resonates with you is going to be the one that works. And you don’t have to just listen to it, you can hum to yourself, or flat out sing if you want, or any other auditory filler that you want. Hell, it can be the sound of your dishwasher if that’s what relaxes you, monotone things often help.
  • The fourth is through smell! This is one I’m especially fond of, but can’t do much. I don’t like many scents, but there are some I just adore. Nothing too perfumy, but the smell of grass, rain, pine trees, etc, I love all of them. And smell often triggers memories, which is a whole other kind of meditation. But if there’s a nice scent around, I’m much more likely to slip into a trance state, but if it’s unpleasant, it will kill the mood instantly. So if you’re in a place where you can, experiment with that! Candles, incense, herbs (I love the smell of dried mint), perfume, flowers, whatever works. Just don’t burn your house down, please.
  • Then there’s disciplinary, which arguably, Meditation itself is. But yoga is another prominent one. I’m sure you could even do it while working out, if that’s your thing! As a dancer, I use meditation to help me with my stretches - if I breathe deeply and focus on something else, it doesn’t hurt as much when doing intense stretches. It’s just kind of a numb tingly feeling, that’s actually pretty pleasant. And the longer I can hold it, the better I feel. I’m sure there are other ways to customize this, so let me know what works for you!
  • And finally, ingestion of certain things. I’m not going to touch on the obvious, but you do you so long as it’s legal and perfectly safe.
    • For other things, all sorts of different foods and drinks could trigger it for different people.Water is an obvious one, that is recommended for almost everything in existence. And many agree that certain diets, especially organic and whole foods, can help.
    • Another common one would be caffeine, in things like coffee, or pops with caffeine in it. Coke, pepsi, etc, often either cause people to be very focused and very awake, or make them sleepy and unable to focus.
    • Certain medications can do the same, Tylenol, Gravol, and other types of headache and cold medicine that makes you drowsy, among other symptoms. And some vitamins and neuroenhancers can too, but as with everything else, be careful with this, don’t hurt yourself, and follow the instructions for ingestion closely. Don’t start popping acetaminophen because it helps you get into a trance state. And never, never, ever start taking something without consulting your doctor about it.

For people with racing thoughts - follow them. Seriously! A lot of meditations will tell you to clear your mind, and I know I just told you to focus on one thing, but daydreaming is literally a trance state, as much as any other type of meditation. Proven by science too, here and here. So if you can’t manage to focus your thoughts in… I’d give it around five to ten minutes, that’s usually between when most people start to calm down - then just try following where those thoughts lead. Thinking about what you need to get for groceries? Great. About how you need to do the laundry? Fantastic. Wondering if you left your stove on? Let’s hope not, maybe you should check before you keep meditating. But you get the point. It’s a trance, congratulations, you’re meditating! From here, you can start trying to do the above technique, which is hopefully much more successful now that you’re already in the right frame of mind.

And that’s the end for an introduction of meditation and clearing up misconceptions, and in the next one I’ll be detailing a generic meditation that works for most people. See you then!

people.com
Did Dan Stevens Really Sing? What Worried Emma Watson While Waltzing? Beauty and the Beast’s Secrets Revealed!
Ten burning Beauty and the Beast questions asked and answered — with important insider facts about the hit new film

How many people, animals and props were involved in making the opening musical number, “Belle?”

According to Disney, there were more than 150 cast members and extras involved, along with 28 wagons and carts, hundreds of live animals (horses, cows, mules, ducks, geese and hens) and countless props and set decorations. The set itself was also the production’s largest, measuring 28,787 square feet.

Bonus fact: The town is named Villeneuve, a fictional French village that was built on the backlot at Shepperton Studios outside London.  The town’s name is an homage to Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, the author of the original Beauty and the Beast story.

How many horses played Belle and Maurice (Kevin Kline)’s trusty steed, Philippe?

Three.

“Belle and Maurice’s horse Philippe was played by three different horses, two of which had to be painted on a daily basis,” says a rep for the studio.

How did they pull off the waltz scene between Belle (Emma Watson) and the Beast?

Carefully! Watson and Stevens first had to learn the choreography, and then Stevens had to master it on stilts. The British star tells PEOPLE practice makes perfect when it came time to learn how to walk and dance in the steel contraptions.

“You’ve just got to get in ’em, start moving around!” Stevens says with a laugh. “Fortunately we had about three months of pre-production for rehearsals, learning the songs, the dances. Initially with the waltz I learned the steps on the ground and graduated to the stilts, which was slightly terrifying for me but probably more for Emma. I think she was very worried that I was going to tread on her toes in steel stilts, which could’ve ruined the movie, but I didn’t, so I’m very proud of that.”

Is that Dan Stevens’ real singing voice?

Yes! And it was a welcome challenge for the actor.

“Singing was a relatively new thing to me,” Stevens, 34, says of re-training his singing voice. “I’d sung at school and when I was younger, but in my 20s I [hadn’t] sung as extensively so reengaging my voice, retraining the voice was a big challenge.”

Did they use Dan Stevens’ actual face for the Beast?

Yes, although the finished product is a computer-animated and significantly hairier version.

Stevens wore a 40-lb. “muscle suit” and performed the role on stilts — first so that the size and movements of the character were captured on set during filming, and then again for the visual-effects teams so that his face was captured and later computer-animated with the Beast’s hair and fangs.

“Every couple of weeks I would go into a special booth and my face would be sprayed with about 10,000 UV dots and I would sit in what I used to call the Tron cage,” Stevens says. “Anything I’d been doing in the previous two weeks in the scenes, whether it was eating, sleeping, roaring, waltzing, I did it again with my face, with Emma [Watson] sitting on the other side of the cage, and we would capture the Beast’s face.”

What’s with Dan Stevens’ hair in that Prince reveal?

It’s a wig. A stringy, scraggly one.

“The hair at the end, was it extensions? I think it was a wig,” Stevens says, trying hard to remember the hair accessory he wore two years ago during filming. “It was quite awhile ago. Yeah, I’m pretty sure that was a wig,” he adds with a smile. “And what a wig!”

Which costume was the most challenging to create?

Belle’s red “montage” outfit, aka the one she wears outdoors for her snowball fight with Beast. Why? Because costume designer Jacqueline Durran used all eco-friendly materials in its design.

“Because Emma is so interested in sustainability and fair trade, eco fabrics and eco fashion, we applied those criteria to making a costume from head to toe,” Durran tells PEOPLE. “That [red] costume was made entirely from sustainable fabrics. We dyed it in vegetable dyes in our workroom, we had shoes made with eco leather, and we did the whole thing from top to bottom to be as thorough as we could. People learned different skills in the work rooms to be able to do it, so the dyers learned to dye with strange vegetable dye. Sometimes it took two weeks to dye something because you’d have to leave it in there for that long to get a rich color. It really was a learning curve for all of us, I’d certainly never done that before.”

How did the filmmakers decide on which songs to feature from the animated film and Broadway musical?

The answer is by hiring and deferring to the animated film’s composer, Alan Menken, who also co-wrote the music for the new film.

“It was challenging,” Menken told EW. “[The] Broadway show had songs that I would have loved to use for the movie, but the form for a film and the form for a Broadway show are different, so the song we wrote for the Broadway show was not going to work. Consequently, we wrote a brand-new song. The challenge is just to maintain the balance of what we originally had for the score and what we had for the show, and at the same time allow this film to have its own character.”

How many new songs are in the film?

Three.

Menken and lyricist Tim Rice (The Lion King) wrote three new ballads for the film. They are: “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” performed by Belle and her father (and sung by Celine Dion over the end credits), “Evermore,” which Beast sings for Belle when he releases her (and is sung by Josh Groban over the end credits), and “Days in the Sun,” which is sung by the objects in the castle and Belle when they are going to sleep.

What was left on the cutting room floor?

A lot — including a clever Frozen reference. Please allow LeFou (Josh Gad) and Gaston (Luke Evans) to explain:

“I mean, Gaston dies. Is that a spoiler?” Gad says with a laugh, when PEOPLE asked him and Evans during a recent sit-down if there are any Easter eggs fans should look out for. “The Easter egg I fought for [director] Bill Condon to put in but we never did, there’s a moment in the original where a bunch of snow falls on LeFou and he becomes a snowman and I thought, this could kill. It’s a little meta but it could be great [For those who may have forgotten, Gad played Olaf, the snowman in Frozen].”

Evans says his favorite scene that didn’t make the movie is one filmed during the castle battle, in which Gad’s LeFou has a fight with a bathroom appliance.

“What I miss, which we shot and is not in the film, is you having a fight with the toilet,” Evans says to Gad.

Adds Gad: “Played by Stephen Merchant (from Hello Ladies and the original Office)!”

“Yeah, it didn’t make the final cut,” Evans says with mock sadness.

Both actors joke that they have no idea what might end up on the DVD/Blu-ray because no one tells them anything.

“Nobody guarantees us anything,” says Gad. “We’re not even guaranteed that we’re going to be in the movie. It’s all based on our interview performances.

Adds Evans: “Which so far have been terrible.”

Come to the dark side, or not.

 Anonymous said:

Ok, so I’m at a scene and I have my two main characters in adjoining prison cells. He’s been captured because he turned against the dark force and had been secretly helping the light because he fell for the female lead, and she was fighting for the light all along, but the darker side has been trying to coerce her into joining. Could you do some dialogue where she’s ready to give in and he tries to talk her out of it?

 Anonymous said:
Villain x hero prompts, the hero turns into the dark side to be with her!

Anonymous said:
Aaaaaahhhh! Your Villain x Hero prompts give me life!!!!! Could you possibly do some on the villain trying to get the hero to join them? I’m having a bit of writers block. PS! I love your blog!!!! 😍


 1) “You think surrender will save people?” Maybe, given the situation, he should be gentle but he was simply too furious.  After everything, how could she think for even a second that they were the better option? She’d seen what they’d done to him! “It won’t. Trust me, that’s not how these people work. You surrender and they win. Game over. Maybe your friends will still be alive but it will be in misery, or hey, maybe they’ll just kill everyone anyway because it’s not like you’re going to stop them.”


2) “I love her.”
“Clearly to the point of madness. She’s sweet to you, that’s great, good for you. I’m sure you’ll be very happy making love not war when the rest of us rot. Tell me - tell me just one thing-” their best friend’s voice cracked. “What sacrifices is she making for you? What is she doing to prove her love to you or is it just you that’s making the compromises?”
“She’s not the one currently trying to ruin everything. Yeah, so sorry that I did the selfish thing for once to be happy. I thought maybe I’d done enough for the lot of you.”
“The lot of us? I take it back, you two are perfect for each other.”


3) “They want you to fight for them, but they’re scared of what you can do. Terrified of your power just as they’re frightened of mine. Do you really think,” the villain leaned in close. “That when I’m gone they’re not going to turn on you?”


4) “Sometimes,” her voice drifted through the wall, so empty and lost. “I think I’m not as strong as you think I am.”
He swallowed hard.“Please.” He wished he could reach out to touch, to gather her up close through the cold stone walls and make it better because he knew how hard it was to resist them. The only reason he’d been able to do it was because of her. “You don’t have to fight forever, just a little bit longer, yeah? A few seconds, a few minutes, a day. Break it down. You saved me. Now I’m going to save you and get you out of here, okay?”
“How?”
He had no idea. Still, he injected some confidence into his voice. “You forget, these are my old stomping grounds. I’ve still got some strings to pull here.” And maybe that string would now end up being a hangman’s noose, but if it saved her…well, if it saved her he’d do anything.


5) “Come, now.” The villain held out her hand. Implacable, expectant, calm in her waiting. “Let me make it all better.”
They crossed over and maybe it wasn’t better but falling was a lot like flying when you squinted right.


6) “I could give you the whole speech,” the villain strolled closer. “Threaten to kill your friends, life of luxury, oh no all your friends are really turned against you…blah blah blah.”
The hero watched them warily. 
“I think you’re too strong for that,” the villain said. “Not easily swayed or broken. It’s one of the things I’ve always admired about you. You’d do anything to save them.” The villain sighed. “So I think I’m just going to do this is instead.”
They zapped the memory-wiper against the hero’s skull, shattering all memory of life before, and promptly switched their face to concerned. “Oh thank god, I finally found you…”

Aaron’s Top 5: Pokémon Villains

Originally posted by djsockpuppet

Pokémon evil teams. They range from the mafia to eco terrorist to teenagers who couldn’t even steal a bus stop. But no matter the generation, one thing that can be said about the teams, is that they’re entertaining through their simplicity. For the most part. While the teams do have an easy to follow motive and plan (exceptions vary), there’s a lot more depth to these sprites than you may think. Just because the character has 10 facial expressions, doesn’t mean there was only 10 minutes spent writing them. Evil doesn’t have to be complicated. Hell, some of these people, I wouldn’t even classify as evil. They still need to go to jail for what they did though.

Just how evil are they? Well, let’s take a look.

Originally posted by deadpoolian

Guys, Gals, & Non Binary Pals. This is Animated Aaron’s Top 5 Pokémon Villains!

5: Team Plasma

Originally posted by x-mozillafennekin

It’s Monty Pythons flying circus!

I wasn’t really into the designs for the grunts at first. But then I realized, it actually works better than some of the designs for the villain teams. Plasma wants to ‘liberate’ Pokémon from the ‘oppressors’ known as trainers. They see themselves as the, well, knights in shining armor standing for what is right! Might as well buy your own hype and dress the part.

Pokémon has always had some sort of self-aware humor or comment at some point in the adventure, but this was the first time it was in the player’s face throughout. The idea of the series is to show Pokémon respect and be nice to others. The whole world shares one sky. So…what’s with the tournaments where we force magical animals into legalized dog-fights? Yeah, you’re really showing the love there. Now, of course, the gen 5 games try and play it down the middle showing the pros and cons introducing a clever debate for the characters to have. It’s a competition and these Pokémon can take the hits. Like how mma fighters get a beer after they go 3 rounds. But you’re still capturing the animals against their will and training them to fight.

Team Plasma was a great challenge for long time Pokémon players. In the sense that they bring attention to an often ignored plot point in the games I mean. They’re still the villains. Meaning, they’re doing something in some kind of way that you (the player) need to stop. It kind of loses its meaning when you’re stopping two plasma grunts from assaulting a Pokémon to get an item from it. Or when they destroy a city to send a message.

This doesn’t bother me too much since it proves going to one extreme isn’t the way to fix another extreme. But…guys…come on.    

4: Aether Foundation

Originally posted by sailorcinnamonroll

You know what’s better than a villain team that thinks two wrongs make a right? A villain team that doesn’t even know they’re the villains. …Well, the ‘grunts’ and the public don’t know anyway.

Aether is basically a wildlife foundation. They take in lost and injured Pokémon nurturing them. At first I figured this was a lie since the opening cut scene is a girl being chased by some employees before escaping with a Pokémon. So obviously they’re bad right? Well, no. Lillie stole that Pokémon from the higher ups. Security is just doing their job.

Meaning, the twist is that the board of directors of the company are the ones up to something. The employees are just that. Employees. They come into work and get paid to make sure the Pokémon are safe. They’re just as surprised as you are when ‘Pokémon from another dimension’ just start showing up. It’s one of the few teams where the ‘evil’ comes 100% from the leader. Lusamine.

So what makes Lusamine ‘evil’? Well, they don’t show it (thank God) but she abused her two children Lillie and Gladion for not being ‘perfect’. Basically, ‘be a doll that I can customize both physically and in personality and I’ll respect you’. She applies this logic onto the Pokémon as well. How? Well in her room are some Pokémon kept frozen in state so that she can ‘love them’. What the hell does that mean? Don’t know. And I think that’s the best part.

This witch is zubat-sh*t crazy and needs to be stopped. She can’t be reasoned with nor was she in the end. She honestly can’t tell that what’s she’s doing and what she’s done is wrong. And I like that. Sometimes you can’t talk ‘the bad guy’ down. It’s good to know why they might be doing something, but that doesn’t take away the fact that they’re hurting someone/something because of their arrogance. Lusamine is conducting illegal experiments as well as ripping apart the fabric of space of time while telling her lower ranked employees, ‘Don’t be late for our Thursday picnic! We’re holding a raffle!’

I wish there was an option to punch her in the face.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

top 5 (or 10) scenes in the 100 in terms of acting? (like, which scenes stood out to you, or which scenes do you think highlighted any of the actors' ability?)

This is such a good question! It’s hard to narrow them down to ten because there’s so many I love, but here are the ones that came to my mind first! So in no particular order:

1. Raven realising her pain is gone [3x05]

One of my all-time favourites! Moments after Raven succumbs to the temptation and takes the key to the City of Light, we get this spine-chilling shot where her revelation, her absence of pain starts at her leg and creeps up to the rest of her body. The entire scene, beginning with her taking the chip to here is absolutely stunning. Lindsey so beautifully straightens herself and looks up, and that’s when we know that Raven knows that it’s worked. It was executed so perfectly, kudos to the wonderful Lindsey Morgan!

2. Clarke scrubs at the blood on her hands [2x09]

Eliza’s performance in this scene really reminded me of Lady Macbeth from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, as she tried to scrub away the blood she was hallucinating (’Out, damned spot! out, I say!’). Taking place immediately after Clarke had mercy-killed Finn, Eliza perfectly displayed the hysteria of this moment as she shakes and raves incoherently. Her sharp breaths really encapsulate the trauma Clarke has just experienced too. It’s just beautiful.

3. Bellamy is overwhelmed by a sense of failure [4x07]

It’s really difficult to choose a scene with Bob Morley because each scene he acts in really does display how talented he is. Of course, the 4x04 scene where Bellamy realises Octavia is dead is breathtaking and still haunts me, but that’s a given, so I’m choosing another scene. This moment from 4x07 made me cry…a lot. As Bellamy had to sit and listen to people he could have saved die because he failed them, watch his gaze. He is not mentally there. His gaze is so very distant, it’s made to feel like he’s seeing all his failures play out before his very eyes. He breaks then and there as he’s forced to listen to the vocalisation of his failure, the nasty feeling settling deep within. Bob was fantastic through 4x07, but this scene really got to me.

4. Raven blows up the bridge [1x10]

I remember the first time I watched I Am Become Death, I fell in love with this particular moment in the episode. Raven staggers to the end of the bridge and, with the little energy she has left, successfully sets up and sets off the bomb. It was so wonderfully done by Lindsey, everything from the way she moved to the breaths she took was oh so perfect.

5. Clarke tells Bellamy that the world is ending [3x16]

This is one of my favourite Bellamy and Clarke moments – look how intense Bob and Eliza’s gazes are! They really do perfectly display just how exhausted Bellamy and Clarke are, and in finding out they can’t kick back just yet, we can see them search each other’s eyes for strength and hope.

6. Monty kills his mother [3x11]

Monty killing his mother was one of the most intense scenes I’ve ever seen on this show. Chris did such an amazing job with this…the screams Monty let out? They’re a vocalisation of just how traumatising this is for Monty, how he has to make noise, make chaos in order to pull back the trigger. And it was all so perfect. My heart broke when watching this scene, and even more so afterwards when Monty realised his mother’s death was sort of in vain because he might have been able to save her.

7. Pike and Bellamy talk about Mount Weather [3x04]

This scene between Michael and Bob is of the most fascinating from season 3. I was rewatching it and decided that I really did enjoy Pike’s character. The reason why this scene is in here is that we see, so perfectly from Michael, Pike locating Bellamy’s low point, and catches him when he’s weakest. @cosmicbell often labels Pike as a demagogue when we discuss this season together, and I agree. He promised action, he criticised stagnancy and Bellamy, somebody who’s been extremely affected by the grounders’ actions, was just tired of waiting around and never retaliating. He bought into Pike’s argument, and this is the scene that it occurs in. You see it in his face as Pike challenges him: ‘I’m willing to suffer the consequences to save my people…are you?’ and we know that Bellamy has begun to cross over to the dark side.

8. Jasper scatters Finn’s ashes [3x04]

I highly recommend everybody to rewatch this spectacular scene with Devon and Chris, from start to finish. It’s one of my favourites from the whole show. These two best friends have lost each other, and they’re trying to find that old spark once more. They fight, they argue, they yell. They’re no longer the pair they used to be. And as Monty leaves, Jasper screams ‘See you on the other side!’ and trips over, spilling the jar of ashes. The remnants blow away with the breeze, mingle with the Earth and Jasper realises what’s just happened…and Devon’s performance in that moment is so incredibly breathtaking. One of his best, for sure. 

9. Murphy makes Clarke cry [4x08]

This is fairly recent, of course, but Richard and Eliza were amazing throughout this entire scene. Murphy’s desperation is so well voiced by Richard: when he screamed ‘I love her!’ my heart broke completely. And as Murphy starts provoking Clarke, I began to wonder how Eliza would portray Clarke’s reaction. Clarke, who has, in the past, tried to develop a harder exterior around her friends when making tough decisions…she did something I did not expect. She lifted her head slightly, and through her lashes looks at Murphy, and her eyes are glistening with tears! She’s been trying this whole scene to be assertive in her decision to use Emori but Murphy’s speech almost takes her to her breaking point. I was really impressed with both Richard and Eliza here, they were just amazing!

10. Niylah tells Bellamy that he’ll always be sorry [3x11]

Bob Morley, once again and as always, comes through perfectly in this scene he shortly shares with Jessica Harmon. ALIE got to Bellamy, and bad. ‘Too bad you were never that devoted to Gina.’? Do you know what Bellamy heard, instead of that? Probably something like ‘you could have saved her, but you spent that concern on Clarke, who didn’t even end up coming back to Arkadia with you. You killed Gina. You misplaced your responsibilities, so it’s your fault.’ And the final straw: the mention of what he did to the Trikru army, and Niylah hitting him after finding out. Bellamy flips out and has to leave the room, kicking a barrel, punching something. He looks up to the sky, so incredibly hopeless, and shakes his head. He’s realising he’s never going to get over this pain, he’s never going to stop feeling guilty, and worst of all, the pain he’s caused to others is so deep and so sharp and he can’t handle knowing that. He hears Niylah’s voice behind him, and the sight of her brings all these emotions back. He tells her what he truly feels, that he only had good intentions and he’s sorry, but she delivers a harsh sentence: ‘People like you always are’. This small moment between these two was jaw-dropping to me. I loved it so much.

Honourable mentions: Lincoln’s season 2 ordeal with the reaper drugs, literally all of Erica Cerra’s (ALIE/Becca) scenes, the Lexa and Roan fight from 3x04, Clarke getting in the rover with Jasper and discovering Abby is chipped, Luna mourning Derrick in her arms, Octavia surviving the fall in 4x04 and Abby smashing the radiation chamber in 4x08.

Together // Sherlock x Reader

Words // 2129 (initally it was longer but then it was kind of becoming more of a fanfic and I was dragging out a lot so it’s cut short.)

Warnings // None (There’s a mention of kidnapping)

Summary // You and Sherlock have been married for a while and after a very eventful night at a pool he vowed to keep you safe.

A/N What if I did a Y/N fanfic? Would you like that nor not?

Originally posted by silent-micka

You stared at Sherlock, it was the middle of the night and John had gone to bed. The two of them had a somewhat traumatic experience, at least it was for John, of course Sherlock didn’t let anything on but you knew something was up, it was the hard stare he had focused on his violin, almost a glare.

“You can’t leave me in the dark, you have to tell me these things.’’ You said as you stood up and stepped in front of him, forcing him to look at you rather than the violin. John was extremely surprised the first time he arrived to find you currently living in 221B, not just living though actively being married to Sherlock. It was almost like a job you had to take on but you liked it.

You two met on a crime scene which wasn’t the most romantic of things, you weren’t exactly like Sherlock, you were smart but that kind of was it. You just happen to be related to Greg who desperately needed help and deemed you smart enough; you would just say that you are just smart, others would say absolutely brilliant, it differed. All that was certain is that Sherlock liked you for both your intelligence and wit.

You didn’t even remember how your whole relationship had started but when it did he clearly stated he found the words ‘I love you’ rather dull and empty just as he wasn’t too intimate, you didn’t mind it too much though as you realized you didn’t need to have someone who kissed you every second to have a good relationship with them. You went along with him on half of his cases because you had free time and they also intrigued you, the two of you had a relationship that could look odd to people who weren’t closely involved but those who were knew that it was a real relationship and not just something fake, which is why Sherlock decided to ask you to marry him after a few years.

You decided on no ceremony, just getting a beautiful pair of rings and signing papers, that was it. The two of you had decided that you might do it later once but both of you were very busy and didn’t really feel the need for it, you could postpone it for a while.

“I know.’’ He said with a sigh. “This was different, this is different. This is someone who would walk to the end of the earth to achieve his goals and likely have someone else take all the steps.’’ Sherlock said as he rose, you were a few inches apart. “Well, then tell me. I might not be a perfect equal to you but together we could upstage him. That would be the logical thing.’’ You replied and he smiled.

“Of course you would use logic.’’ He said. “Jim Moriarty. As he said, he will burn the heart out of me.’’ Sherlock finished and you were able to see the fear in his eyes, it was clearly shown if you had known him for a while and you understood why he was afraid, obviously this Jim Moriarty meant you and Sherlock must’ve realized that, even If he never said the words I love you he definitely did and he knew that himself too.
“Then I am afraid to inform him most people would tell you that you don’t have one.’’ You said as an attempt to lighten the mood which obviously was unable to happen but you made an effort and Sherlock held a smile for precisely a second and it left as you had recited words he had said.
“But you’re not most people and that’s why he’s interested in you, or will be the second he finds out about you which he likely already has.’’ Sherlock said and you nodded, obviously this was quite tense which you understood, this was definitely serious and you felt slightly afraid, Sherlock seemed frightened of him but not willing to let it on which meant this was definitely serious.
“Well, let’s assume he already has if he is as dangerous as you’ve said. Chances are he has, let’s say an 85% as it’s been a few hours since you were in the pool just as he seemed to have done his research quite well,’’ You said and Sherlock nodded. “I would say informing Mycroft but we both know you absolutely despise it,’’ Sherlock smiled. “Well, I’m still technically on vacation and we both know I am absolutely able to schedule my own hours. For now let’s plan out something during this week, once it’s over we can decide what is best.’’ You suggested and he nodded.
“What would I do without you?’’ He asked and you had never heard him this cheesy.
“Drugs probably.’’ You bluntly stated and he almost laughed, it was a thing the two of you had gotten over already, you didn’t completely understand why but had a small idea of why, still it had been such a long time ago that it became more of a joke.

-8-


“Where is she?’’ Sherlock asked as he stomped inside Mycroft’s office, all the precautions they took, and it were far too many to think of as healthy, yet still the thing he feared most happened, he couldn’t understand it and it was killing him inside. They anticipated all the different moves that could’ve been taken yet it still happened.

“She?’’ Mycroft asked and Sherlock was tempted to do a list of things but he stopped himself from doing it, he very well knew this was one of the few things he got emotional about and because it’s one of the few things if he became emotional it was more than just a bit sad or a bit angry, he would be able to things he himself couldn’t even predict and he was convinced Mycroft couldn’t either.

“Yes she, Y/N. The woman I have been married to, if you hadn’t taken notice.’’ Sherlock snappily replied. Mycroft obviously had to know who he was talking about, he remembered her telling him how he had done, sort of, the same thing he did to John and once in the middle of her work entered her office to say that he approves, yet here Mycroft was acting like he was an utter idiot.

“I don’t know what happened, how am I supposed to know if I have been in a meeting the whole day?’’ Mycroft replied and Sherlock looked at him for a while, he really didn’t have a clue which made him even angrier, yet he was also surprised at the concern that started to become clear in Mycroft, Mycroft hated not knowing even more than Sherlock did as he always knows. “Well, are you going to tell me what happened?’’ 

“Moriarty, he kidnapped her, there’s no other solution.’’ Sherlock said and Mycroft sighed as he hadn’t explained in the slightest what really happened.

 “Like I said, what happened? How come you’ve drawn this conclusion?’’ Mycroft asked and Sherlock glared at him but started to explain it anyway. He explained what happened at the pool, Moriarty his promise, how Y/N had gotten different notes at her work which was his work and how, despite their careful planning, Sherlock ended up finding her phone discarded at her work with one picture of a random building, he imagined the place she was held captive.

“And you want me to do what exactly?’’ Mycroft asked once he was finished, of course in the meanwhile Mycroft had come up with multiple things to do but there was something in him that refused to show Sherlock how much he cared, it was like a shield that has been a blessing for most of his life but sometimes also a curse. “Anything you can.’’

“I will. Don’t worry, I might not like it that much but I care quite a lot about her too.’’ Mycroft admitted and Sherlock nodded. He left the room on his phone and Mycroft could only imagine how the next days were going to be.


-8-


“Sherlock, you need to eat.’’ John said, staring at his best friend who was staring at the blue computer screen, it was the middle of the night which was the first thing John was concerned about. In the past forty-eight days were long ones and ones where he hadn’t seen Sherlock properly sleep. John slept in long for a few days to which he gave Sherlock the benefit of the doubt that he slept long enough but most of the times it were just short naps and John was afraid he’d pass out any second just as he hadn’t exactly been eating in the past few days, just drinking mugs of coffee and tea, John didn’t want to force food down his throat but would if he didn’t eat anything soon.

“Irrelevant.’’ Sherlock replied as he quickly typed something John didn’t read and then went back to simply staring, John sighed. “If you pass out it’s not going to help Y/N you know.’’ John was quite annoyed by his behaviour. He understood the worry, he worried as well as despite that he hasn’t lived in 221B for too long he did get to know you quite well and had the same worry he felt for Sherlock. 

Suddenly, his phone rang. It took Sherlock less than a second to answer the phone and demand a harsh yes, John couldn’t quite hear it but if he was right it was Greg’s voice that was present which meant some progress must’ve been made. “Address.’’ Sherlock demanded over the phone and John immediately went for his jacket and shrugged it on, after ten seconds Sherlock put his phone away and was pulling his own coat and scarf on. “They managed to find the building belonging to the last image. He obviously did it on purpose, what’s so special about forty-eight though.’’ Sherlock said as they raced down the stairs and climbed into a cab.

“Well, you’re supposed to be the genius.’’ John said as they were driving and Sherlock absent-mindedly nodded, staring outside before going back to his phone. “Forty-eight months would be 4 years, we’ve been together longer but married shorter, it doesn’t make sense. It all just doesn’t add up.’’ Sherlock said annoyed and John watched, unsure what to do to make it all easier for his friend. 

“Well, keep thinking. Forty-eight can’t be a date, maybe half it or something like that, divide it?’’ John suggested, he hoped it didn’t sound too stupid but he didn’t have a clue what fort-eight could mean besides implying some kind of date if you divided it by something.

“Of course!’’ Sherlock suddenly said and John anticipated an explanation. “Forty-eight, divided by two is twenty-four. Second month of the year, the twenty-fourth we got married.’’ John noticed the shift in Sherlock’s voice, there was some form of disappointment or something alike which John could notice but he wasn’t too sure.


-8-


It took them twenty minutes exactly to arrive there, Greg and a force of policemen, ranging from snipers to people who were just writing tickets out. Greg gave a signal and all of them went inside, it took them five more minutes to scan the building and once they had it was deemed safe, no one inside beside you.

When Sherlock saw you he immediately rushed to you, not even paying the slightest attention to the massive painting on the wall behind you. John did though, the letters were blood red but it was quickly noticed it was just spray paint but scarily reminiscent of blood, the letters I O U were massive and sprayed onto the wall.

“Are all right?’’ Was the first thing he asked and only then did he realize you were unconscious. The next few minutes were a blur for everyone, Greg went to call an ambulance and close the building to have the force search through it for any signs of what happened or if there was any trail leading to Moriarty. John argued with Sherlock for a while but he eventually let you go and let John examine you, he is the doctor after all. He pointed out a few things Sherlock hadn’t seen yet but a lot he had and luckily just a few minutes after the ambulance arrived.

This was very much Sherlock’s biggest fear come alive and John also started to realize that. What surprised Sherlock most was the fact that he really needed you, more than anything in the world. He knew that already but never thought he would experience and feel it as intensely because something like this would happen. From now on it would always be together.

rigitwolf  asked:

Hi Neni. It may be a weird question but do you think, in Ryuji and Morgana's fight after Futaba's join, was Morgana's reaction exaggerated? I really want to like him but almost everyone seems to agree on it's unfair of him to take offense from Ryuji when he constantly treats Ryuji much worse.

Actually, I thought BOTH, Ryuji and Morgana were being absolute morons in that arc, except I found Ryuji even worse, because what he said about Morgana hit all of Morgana’s insecurities (which Ryuji already KNEW about), and not just in a nonchalant way (like Morgana’s teasing), but in a very blunt, striking, harsh way, that must have been like driving a wooden stake into the kitty’s heart.

I couldn’t help but keep comparing the whole thing to the interactions between Yosuke, Kanji and Teddie during P4, but even those never escalated as badly as this, and let me explain why: 

(What follows is a long rant about why Ryuji’s and Morgana’s relationship in that arc is beyond messed up, especially when compared to buddy-relationships in previous Persona games. Note that all of this is my opinion and if you disagree with me, okay. I don’t have a problem with people disagreeing with me. Nice? Nice.)

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Okay, I REALLY need some positivity after that episode. We didn't get any Fitzsimmons fitzsimmonsing, I don't even think they talked to each other... And what in the world was that ending??? How are we supposed to wait a whole year to figure out? I'm also scared for what season 5 will be like... What if they mess it up? Ugh. This does not look good. I'm losing all hope and faith in this show. Any positivity would be great! Thanks!!!

Originally posted by destinysblogthing

Okay Anon, let me see what I can do here for you.  

Was that the ending we wanted or even that they built up to all season when is comes to Fitzsimmons.  To many in the fandom it wasn’t enough, but to the writers it was.   “Their’s is a forever love” and “They will only ever love each other” was the pay off they were building up too.  I think they underestimated the toll that the Framework Arc and lack of time together all season was going to take on the fandom.

That scene in the pod is so profound and so epic that it shall live in infamy as one of the best scenes of the series…and no words were even spoken.  Simple touches enough to convey a thousand words.  

Originally posted by bridget-malfoy-stilinski-hale

And speaking of payoff…we did get THIS.  Jemma getting a chance to unload a ton of bullets into Fitz’s kidnapper/tormentor.  Honestly it was a scene I wanted so bad and I didn’t think we’d get.  AND Jemma got a go at Fitz’s horrible father!  She got not one but two of his tormentors!  That’s our girl, no one messes with her man.

Originally posted by rosamund-pike

We did get Fitzsimmons Fitzsimmonsing a little bit, no not bickering in the lab but we got the fake out parallel from Season 2 with Fury’s tool box on steroids.  They tricked the crazy, intelligent, evil infused former Android and baited her right into the trap that lead to her defeat!.  Fitz got to use the LMD how he intended it for, to protect Jemma.  Allowing AIDA to attack and think she’d killed the real Jemma.  Thus the LMD protected her just as Fitz had intended.  And Fitz got a bit of poetic justice in being able to use her own tech/creation against AIDA.  

I also see that scene with Coulson on the Zephyr where he said I know you guys have a lot to talk about but now they have to deal with AIDA as almost the writers way of acknowledging that as well.  They were saying yes, there has been trauma, they do need to talk, but we don’t have time right now.   And its true, they didn’t really.   The bright side is they are going to do what the fandom wants and have Fitzsimmons working through the trauma of the Framework over a period of time and together.  

I know some of you will outright deck me for bringing out a Jed Quote right now but I’m going too from the IGN Post Mortem.  

IGN: I want to talk a bit about Fitz and Simmons. You’ve put them through the wringer over the past couple seasons, and my working theory is it’s because Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Simmons always deliver such fantastic performances of those traumatizing events. Considering what they’ve gone through this year, are you considering them as a couple who will remain rocks for each other, or are you still planning to throw a bunch more terrible things at them?

Whedon: First of all, it’s the nature of the world. I think even this year with the flashbacks of May and Coulson and the rules we’ve stated through many seasons, that there are rules about agents not getting together for this very reason. Your love will be tested. That’s sort of the nature of the business. I think it’s safe to say from these past two episodes that they love each other and won’t love anyone else, but that doesn’t mean that they’ll be able to repair their relationship and all that pain in between. One would hope that they could because everybody roots for FitzSimmons and the fans do and we do. We love the two actors, and so I think that seeing them together is a reward that the audience deserves, but how that happens, we’ll have to wait and see if it does.

That hopefully will be what we see happen in Season 5.  Fitzsimmons healing together and dealing whatever the crap has happened that has landed them in space.  They were so close to getting out, Shield was out of the Shadows, things were going well, and we had ourselves a Love nest with a breakfast nook…and it was ripped away.  Ripped away from them and ripped away from us.  That is the nature of shows like this. Until they are ready to give us the happily ever after, its give an take.  

Ghost Rider was an add on but LMD and Framework were the arcs they intended all along.  The writers knew even back at SDCC this is where things were going.   They teased Darth Fitz back then…”This young man as you’ve never seen them before”.  Ending with Fitz needing to heal was likely the intention all along as well.   I think it was just unfortunate that they continued to give us those bits like “Oh the engagement/wedding will come up again”…it will…just not THIS season.  Its about NEXT season as they come back together personally and professionally.  They should have gone with their standard wait and see rather than put some false hope out there.  Again I think the very much underestimated the toll the Framework Arc took on the Fitzsimmons fandom.   This season they established that they love each other and no job change or memory wiping androids can change that.  

Another positive we got was as painful as it was to not have Fitzsimmons together how we’d envisioned we did get to see them both grow substantially in their own stories.  Good, bad, right or wrong, that is something I have seen the fandom want.   They wanted to see each of them with arcs outside of their relationship.  Was it perfect, no, they could have given them the separate stories but still had them come together more…heck be in the same room more.  But hindsight is golden and makes me treasure those moments we did get even more.

Originally posted by agentsofshield

The episode was good, it wrapped a lot of stuff up nicely but also left far more questions.  They ran out of time.  We knew it when we were still in the Framework going into 20 that there wasn’t going to be enough real estate left to cover what they had put out there.  I spoke in previous metas as to this is where we felt the bit Ghost Rider took out of the time.   Fitzsimmons weren’t the only ones that didn’t get a really good tie it in a bow resolution.  They resolved what they absolutely had too.  AIDA, Darkhold, Robbie/Rider, and Radcliffe…and set up next season.  Daisy, Robbie, and Philinda also had their arcs suffer a bit at the end (and Philinda took a step back ala Fitzsimmons start over in 3x11).  Sadly that happens and for me 4x21 was the Fitzsimmons resolution for the season and then we will pick back up with them again in season 5.  

The writers know the fandom is upset, they know they dropped the ball.   I really do think they thought what we had in 21 was that payoff the fandom was looking for and planned on continuing this next season as this is not where their story ends.  They didn’t break up.  This wasn’t a deal breaker.  It was another roadblock and one only puts roadblocks in the way of something they want/plan to get too.   We can offer our polite feedback and support for the show and characters we love so much.  

Now the best news of all Anon is we have a fandom full of absolutely amazing writers that are already hard at work on fix it, missing scene, AU, and this is how it SHOULD have happened fics.   We will have a whole hiatus of recovery fic fest 2K17…now in SPACE.   

Speaking of space, they have essentially been kidnapped by some mysterious rogue organization that seems intent for them to work for them.  At least they’ve been kidnapped together this time and will likely be working and sciencing together until they can find a way to get out of they are get to Perthshire.   A united goal!  And who doesn’t love sassy sciencing barely tolerant of their captor/new employer Fitzsimmons.  

Its okay to be mad, upset, and disappointed right now.  Nothing wrong with that at all.  I’m there, last night I was feeling a bit betrayed by the writers until I was able to take a step back and take a breath, look at the longer game…and we are in a long game here as we are ENDGAME.  Until then…bring on the fics!

the official-gay-spaghetti-chef khonjin house theory

after the finale i spent like a week rewatching khonjin house trying to figure out what the heck is going on and due to popular demand here it is but it is long

note tho that this is my interpretation and as we get the sequel Khonjin and Supermental things may be proven wrong

you’ve probably also heard all this bullcrap before

also this is all going under a read more

Keep reading

Cake’s Review of Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Saw GOTG2 last night and I give it an A-.  It’s fun, filled with action, lots of laughs, and some tug on your heartstrings moments.  Great acting by the primaries … Dave Bautista is great as clueless, caring Drax … and the new characters are perfection.  I highly recommend seeing it in a theatre, 3D if you can swing the cost. 

Why, then, the A-?  The movie suffers a little from being stuffed too full of easter eggs and cameos (I loved all of them, but there were a LOT), and the soundtrack isn’t as spot on as the first one was. It could have been trimmed more in a few places to make it tighter, and I really couldn’t tell the Ravagers apart except for the main handful. 

Spoilers, as always, below the cut with my extended review. 

Keep reading

Engraved pt. 11

Masterpost
<– Engraved 10 | Crowned 2 –> | Sheltered 1 –> | Engraved 12 –>

Short: You’re a tattoo artist for a gang known as EXO who own a club down town. (read synopsis at masterpost)
Words: 6819 (sorrynotsorry)
Warnings: Threatening, blood, guns, weapons, drugs, explosive, death
Pairings: D.O. x Reader, slight Kai X Reader, slight Chen X Reader
A/N: Ahhhhh 3.5 hours traffic delay gives something. Enjoy guys, ask me all the questions, let me know!

AFF link


Your pov

The call from Gio had given you enough information to find the people you were looking for. You searched through some databases, found aliases, car registrations and locations on their names. While most of the locations were hotels, and there was one rental house, the information had given you enough to go on.
Right now you were in the office room at their place, which has a huge map of the city. Since Suho wasn’t here you took it as your job to do all the planning. There were little red bulletins and lines distributed across the map, connecting places to names. Yellow was for location to location, green was for use of credit and debit cards. There were blue lines covering the car their gps tracks, which were a bitch to locate, but you’d managed. It might seem like they’d been sloppy, but the contrary is true. They actually hid their things pretty well. You were one of the best, along with Baekhyun it’d been easy to locate these things.
“Okay, so, what is this work of art?” Chanyeol asked, obviously stunned by your different approach from Suho’s. Which was what they were all used to.
Jongdae’s eyes held amusement, Jongin’s held wonder. Kyungsoo wasn’t with you, you’d told him sternly to stay home, take painkillers and rest his body. Whatever it was that had happened to him. You still had to ask Minseok about that, but this came first. 

Originally posted by katherine8595

Originally posted by dazzlingkai

Keep reading

5.14:

Same, Cas. Same.

Lizbob was laughing at me earlier because I’m in the middle of this seemingly long stretch of episodes that involve Major Fandom Disagreements. And this is one of them. Because of this ^^

Under a cut because JIMINY CHRISTMAS THIS ONE GOT LONG…

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

So i've just recently started reading sterek fic. And i've completely fallen down that rabbit hole. So i was wondering if you could recommend some good fics as you seem to have been reading some recently? It would be amazingly helpful if you could. Thanks! - Sam

you’re damn right i can rec you some sterek! 😊 i tried to pick some that weren’t just on the first page when you rank by kudos. here we go: 

sterek fic rec

Play It Again (ABSOLUTE FAVE. stiles’ characterization is PERFECT)
In which Stiles goes along with one of Derek’s plans and ends up in an alternate universe as a result. He should’ve known better. He did know better, actually, and that means he has no one to blame but himself.

Laura wants to lure the kid in with food and kindness and make a pet of him, like a feral cat. Derek wants to have him arrested for stalking. They’re at an impasse. (And the rest of the family is staying emphatically out of it in a way that suggests bets have been placed.)

Say Something (my favorite The Sheriff Finds Out scene ever)
That first time Stiles decided it was probably wise to let sleeping werewolves lie.

The Socioeconomic Repercussions of Mutually Assured Destruction
The trouble with having the kind of brain that likes to write essays on male circumcision for an Economics class, is that it also likes to turn PowerPoint presentations for Biology into odes on the perfection of notorious bad boy Derek Hale’s backside.

Fly a Little Faster
Everyone knows when you go back in time, you shouldn’t step on an ant, just in case you accidentally kill your own grandparent or something. But what happens when you go back in time and, uh, accidentally interrupt the one event that apparently made the Grumpiest Alpha in Town into a ball of mindless manpain?

Well, if Marty McFly can do it, so can Stiles Stilinski. All he has to do is get Derek and Paige to fall in love before he gets pulled back to his own time. And before he makes anything worse. That’s easy as pie, right? Right?

Hell Is Other People series 
Stiles discovers the hazards of growing up a real boy when, at heart, he’s not a real boy at all.

Safety in Silence
It’s perfectly understandable. Even Derek wouldn’t want to be Derek’s soulmate.

Crash Landers 
In which Stiles learns to Stalk That Stalk. (Or, how to accidentally woo your unfriendly neighborhood alpha in roughly five hundred handwritten steps.)

this boy, half-destroyed (don’t let the second person POV throw you off, it’s BEAUTIFUL)
Bodies – those are something you understand, mostly; you know immediately exactly how much smaller he is than the last time you saw him. Too skinny, too pale; his cheeks cave in a little too much, from his face. He’s a shadow of something: he looks like the dead walking. His hands are stuffed down in the pockets of his hoodie and he looks tentative but not afraid.

Derek Hale used to have a family. Now, he’s got a teenage human more trouble than he’s worth. Post-S2.

the blood blooms clean in you, ruby (same author, same concept, seriously, READ THEM BOTH)
You don’t remember, anymore, where exactly you were when you found out that she was dead. You remember almost everything else about her dying, though.

Stiles Stilinski has always been the person who will do what other people don’t want to. It’s hard, though, when your friends keep trying to protect you. Post-S2.

will to follow through (like, if i wrote teen wolf, this fic would’ve been season four. just absolutely 100% perfect, and i love danny mahealani) 
“It depends entirely on how you look at it, I guess,” Stiles shrugs. “On the one hand, instant healing and the apparently inherited ability to pull off leather at all times. On the other, serious attitude problems and a suspicious disappearance of eyebrows.”

“Even Derek’s?” Danny snorts, “that’s a lot of eyebrow to lose.”

“I know,” Stiles agrees. “You should see, it’s so weird. Every time I want to ask him where they go, except he’d totally eat my face off.”

“There are worse ways to die.”

cool story, bro
FUUUUUUCK, is it a sweet valley high situation where Stiles is very aware that his twin is way more attractive and confident than he is, EVEN THOUGH THEY’RE IDENTICAL, and he always ends up with the hotter significant others and more friends and Stiles guesses that’s why he’s attracted to the pack at first, because it’s something that’s just his, not his twin’s too. But of course, Stiles’s twin gets bit and now he’s part of Derek’s pack, and Derek doesn’t snap at him like he snaps at Stiles, never slams him into things, fucking FIGURES, STILES’S TWIN GETS EVERYTHIIIIIIIING.

Hold The Door (Supernatural crossover but like… trust me)
When Derek is killed by a rival alpha, the pack will stop at nothing to get him back. Even if that means blackmailing the most dangerous hunter duo this side of hell. Whatever. That whole devil thing was probably totally exaggerated, anyway.

Apathy, Apathy, You’ll Be The Death of Me
Everyone’s apathetic. Except Derek. Derek cares so much.

or Boyd is a pragmatic posthumous reappropriater, Erica spends her free time impersonating Meursault and playing Fruit Ninja, Isaac would like everyone to settle down already, Stiles is bi, Scott’s actually holding it together pretty well for a week-old Alpha with a two pack problem, Jackson’s a lizard, Lydia accessorizes, Allison’s playing on a rival (semi-murderous) team and Derek just keeps showing up.

→ que tu m’aimais encore (read the fake boyfriend convention au by the same author after this one to cheer you up)
Wolves mate for life, don’t they?

But I’m Not a Soldier
The first time Derek shoves Stiles against a wall, she pepper sprays him in his face.

But The World Won’t Stop Turning (y’all know i can’t resist a time traveller’s wife au)
Derek glances at Stiles, who is watching him with a curious expression.

“Oh shit,” Stiles exclaims as comprehension dawns on him. “Everything makes sense now. Derek, I know what the witch did, she cursed you with – “

But before Stiles is able to finish his sentence, everything fades away and Derek is surrounded by darkness.

anonymous asked:

ey can i ask u about shuichis true personality? im really confused about it

I can certainly try, anon! It’s normal to be confused—ndrv3’s ending allows for a lot of speculation and leeway, and there’s still not a lot we know about most of the characters pre-game. But Saihara’s audition video is perhaps the most startling and drastically different glimpse we get of any of the characters’ pre-game and in-game selves, which is I think exactly why Tsumugi showed it to them during the Chapter 6 trial.

In a way, the reveal about Saihara and even the other characters having potentially signed themselves up for the killing game is even more shocking than the reveal about Hinata being Kamukura in sdr2. Where the latter was a reveal that came as a surprise, certainly, it also made sense given the clues that had been presented up until then, and all the fixation Hinata had with the idea of “talent” and wanting to join Hope’s Peak, to the point where it was understandable once the player realized he had willingly signed up to be experimented on and throw his true self away.

But the Saihara reveal comes as a bigger shock specifically because of the way Tsumugi phrases it. Without context, it certainly looks as if pre-game Saihara, the one who we see in the audition tape, is simply someone who was so into Danganronpa that he was interested in murders, closed-room tricks, etc. that he had almost none of the compassion or empathy for others that in-game Saihara does.

Keep reading

Sleep - pt 18

Originally posted by jminies

One thing you had come to fear less was the chance of getting caught. The cops never entered the tavern. Maggs knew how to handle customers that got too rowdy after a night of drinking.

The last time you saw a cop was in Sacramento as you guys were leaving and cars on the freeway were getting pulled over.

Jimin wanted to leave soon though. You’ve been on the run for two months now and everything was going better than planned. As much as you wanted to stay, he said it was too dangerous to stay in one place for too long.

“What’s wrong babe?” He walked through the trailer door and you flushed in embarrassment as he saw you sitting down on the floor crying.

As much as you wanted to hug him and feel his arms around you, you stayed on the floor and didn’t meet his gaze.

You shook your head and told him it’s nothing. “Just thinking about leaving. It makes me sad.” You lied.

It wasn’t right. The way you flushed underneath his gaze. Somehow you felt like he was testing you. He always seems to be hinting at more.

Keep reading

moonlight; spy!jungkook

“I won’t let this filet mignon go to waste, so put the gun away and eat with me”

summary: jungkook and you are spies partnered up to take on a renowned crime boss at a fancy restaurant, so of course you have to play the part. maybe the red dress was too romantic however, because jungkook insists this is a perfect first date for the two of you. and, come on, you’re not really complaining.

relationship: jungkook x reader

words: 3,211

warnings: alcohol mentions, mentions of blood and killing, jungkook being cute

Originally posted by jungkookfortunekookies


“Agent 46, I’m gonna have to put you under arrest for being too stunning.” “Shut up, Jungkook.”

Jungkook quickly shushes you, pulling you a little closer into his side as you two wait to be seated. The restaurant smells like money and expensive champagne, and something about the dim yellow lighting makes the scene all the more romantic, which, you really hadn’t expected. Sure, crime bosses could be softies too, but you hadn’t pictured something so normal. The restaurant was frequented by many criminals and gangs, and it took a lot of work to get you both here safely. From now on, you had to hope no one had caught on to your true identities yet.

Keep reading

Cursed Child 04/05/17 Part One review:

Disclaimer: this recap will involve a lot of gushing about James Le Lacheur. Second disclaimer: even though I tried to make some notes in the interval, there are so many things about this performance that stood out which I want to remember and write about but I know I won’t remember everything because there was just too much.

So, this week we have James Le Lacheur’s last hurrah as Scorpius (which is very sad but let’s not dwell on that but rather her sheer brilliance). I’m going to go ahead and say it - she’s my favourite Scorpius. Now, she and Anthony are both equally brilliant. They are superb actors. It so happens Anthony got the Olivier (and deservedly, too) but I firmly believe that if James had the role full-time, she’d have got the gong. She is superb. When she is on stage I find it difficult to take my eyes off her: her emotions and reactions (she seems much more overtly reactive) are captivating and she has a command and a presence that is really incredible given that she has so little time, relatively-speaking, over the course of the year to develop and mould the role within the show. She doesn’t try to be Anthony and I love that although Scorpius still shares some of the same quirks, such as fiddling with his clothes. I also find that James plays the comedy differently. Her Scorpius gets laughs where Anthony’s does’t, and vice-versa.

Anyway, here we go:

I love watching Harry and Ginny on the platform. I know I’ve mentioned this before but them standing there with their arms around each other gives me all the feels, especially as they get put to the test a lot in the story.

Cases/Trunks: I was in Row A for this show so I was able to see details I don’t normally see. I noticed that Rose has a big, shiny new case with “RGW” on it in huge bold letters. In comparison, Albus’s case looks small, old and battered and has “POTTER” stamped on it in peeling letters. It looks like it could be Harry’s old trunk. This is gloriously metaphorical. Lots of people have talked about how the suitcases carried around in the show are also used as gravestones in the final scene, each with the initials of a dead loved-one, and how the kids are literally carrying around the emotional baggage of their parents.  It’s basically the same here, whether Albus’s case used to be Harry’s or James’s, he’s carrying with him to his first year at Hogwarts someone else’s history and identity that he doesn’t want, and which he feels he can’t match with his own. In contrast, Rose is already brimming with confidence, and carries no one but her own person.

I was so happy to have Tom Milligan back. I love him, he’s perfect for James Sirius. His James is the best and I missed him two weeks ago and I’m going to miss him lots when he goes. When James makes the thestral joke, Ron hands him on the shoulder and grins, as if to say “Good one.” When Albus begins to express worries about Slytherin, Ron and James laugh. Ginny and Harry both swung their heads around at them. Ginny definitely had a glare on, but I couldn’t see Harry’s look though I suspect it probably wouldn’t be as stern. I think Harry has a secret soft spot for James Sirius’s jokester nature. When Harry tells him off for teasing Albus on the Platform at the stat of second year, it’s very half-hearted and he fails to hide a bit of a grin. James then playfully slapped Harry in the stomach with his “See you at Christmas, Dad” and the way he said it - I could tell he felt he wasn’t really being told off and Harry just grinned at him, he couldn’t help it. I imagine that James and Harry have a very easy relationship. James takes after his namesakes and has a lot of Weasley (notably Ron and the twins) in him too. I think Harry is really fond of his light-heated nature and secretly a little proud of the level of prankster that James is. He also loves that James carries the quidditch talent and I imagine that when James first got onto the team, Harry would try to make as many matches as he could. Harry, as he says, understands James because he’s seen so much of who James is before. He has seen James in Ron, he saw him in Sirius, he saw him in Fred. Albus, is of course, far more like Harry than James and in consequence Harry can’t understand Albus, because it would be like trying to analyse himself. Of course, the ease with which Harry and James rub together only aggravates Albus’s insecurities. I also think that Harry doesn’t entirely take James’s teasing seriously.  I think, when it’s about Slytherin, for example, something Albus is really insecure about, the teasing hurts him much more than Harry or James realise.

That being said, James allows himself to tease Albus but he doesn’t allow anyone else to do so. When Albus got sorted into Slytherin and Yann said “Maybe his hair isn’t that similar…” James hit Yann and gave him a very brief glare that plainly said “Shut up about my brother” and Yann (played by Josh Wyatt) retreated. I think James would have hexed an Albus bully so fast they’d never have seen it coming but the fact that James and Albus are in different houses and different years means that James isn’t in a position to protect Albus all the time. It would also possibly make the teasing worse - Albus would be teased even further for having to rely on older brother for his defence.

Speaking of different years, I can confirm that the school robe designs do vary among the different year groups (you can see this best during the First Task in the Twiwizard Tournament).

Within the first two years of school, James Le Lacheur talks in a higher pitch than he does in the rest of the play to emphasise that Scorpius is younger in these scenes. In third and fourth year her voice drops. I love that she added this detail. Also, she is so delightfully awkward and bumbling in the scene on the train (and in general) when Scorpius first meets Albus. So endearing.

On the platform for third year when Albus and Harry are at odds, a passer-by who was watching (played by Nuno) actually laughs out loud them, in a nasty way. Harry turns around and looks at the man. He was facing away from my direction to look at him, so I didn’t see the look he gave but I imagine that if looks could kill… I really liked this detail. One of the things overlooked in discussion of this part of the story, though not understated in the script, is that gossip dogs Albus as soon as he is sorted into Slytherin. Amos Diggory had “read about” Albus, the “Potter, who is in Slytherin”. Dumbledore hears gossip at the school and at the Ministry. I imagine Rita Skeeter had a field day when she first heard about Albus being sorted into Slytherin. Harry is used to gossip and rumours and I imagine he has a much thicker skin for it by now, but Albus is just a child, the child of the most famous wizard in the world, and not only does he have rumours within school, but outside of it. Every person he meets knows his name, not because they know him personally, but because they’ve read malicious rumours about him and it all comes down to the fact that he, in the eyes of others, doesn’t match his Dad, So Albus internally rationalises this into being all Harry’s fault. It’s hard enough to have a difficult relationship with your parent, but dealing with it in the public eye, with everyone guessing at things and spreading the guesses, must be absolutely awful and it’s bound to affect that status-quo of said relationship. It just makes it all ten times worse.

During the first EGM, I was able to see into the wings of the stage because my seat was at the far right of the aisle. Someone (Anabel, I think) was waiting just out of sight for the St. Oswald’s scene that followed, and her walking frame suddenly started to shoot toward stage far too early. She darted out to grab it before the EGM got interrupted by a walking frame. It didn’t get as far as on-stage so you wouldn’t have seen it unless you could see into the wings. General audience probably wasn’t aware but it was funny.

Ron and Ginny are both in the EGM and when Hermione mentions Harry’s scar, Ron approaches Ginny in the crowd and talks to her. It looked like a “Why didn’t you tell me?” type-thing.

Tom Milligan plays the carer who loses his trousers in the St. Oswald’s scene. He’s also one of the people who pushes the walk against Albus and Scorpius. This isn’t visible to general audience, but he’s still in his boxers when he’s pushing the wall.

I mentioned this two weeks ago but when Draco roars at Ginny after Albus and Scorpius go missing, Harry’s hand whips to his wand and he’s ready to curse the absolute shit out of Draco. The look on his face is murderous. I’d shit bricks if Harry looked at me like that. Of course, Ginny handles it herself because she’s awesome but Harry’s hand doesn’t leave his wand until Draco leaves. Now I’ve noticed this detail (only took me year - oops), I’m absolutely obsessed with it. All the Hinny feels, you guys. <3

More on Harry: Jamie’s waistcoat thing is quite well-known by now (and it should be) but another habit he has is taking his glasses off. He does it when he’s tired, or stressed, or frustrated or emotional. It’s as if he finds it too hard to look through his own eyes, as if it’s too tiring, too strenuous, to see what Harry Potter sees.

When Harry was ordering McGonagall to keep Albus and Scorpius apart, he normally slaps a hand down on the Marauders Map on McGonagall’s desk. It fell off, and he picked it up off the floor and slammed it down again. As a Harry fan, I find this scene really hard to watch because I don’t like his words and actions even if I understand his reasoning behind them. It’s the uglier side of his flaws. But of course, he recognises his mistakes later and makes up for them, because my boy is a heroic human being and that’s perfect example of a flaw and a strength.

When Albus leaves the hospital wing with Harry and meets Scorpius and tells Scorpius that “We’ll be better off without each other, OK?” James L stumbled back at these words, as if Albus had just run him through the gut with a knife. It was a perfect example of how she is so brilliant. She didn’t stay staring at Jamie as Anthony normally does but immediately crumbled to the floor as though in physical pain. Powerful stuff.

Hermione in the first AU: I love how Noma plays her in these scenes, it’s really beautiful. In particular, I love the manner in which she leaves the DADA scene. She walks off stage slowly, bringing the blackboard with her her hand. She’s half-commanding the blackboard but also half-steadying herself with it too. She walks off with such a straight back, her head held high, so dignified despite her personal internal pain. It perfectly exemplifies why Hermione is such a role model - not because she’s clever or becomes Minister for Magic, but because she’s brave and steadfast in her grievances and carries her burdens with grace and dignity, walking into and out of battles with her head held high. Another thing I love in these scenes is that when she and Ron meet on the staircase and he starts talking to her about Albus thinking they were married, she looks away from him and keeps facing away. I get the sense that as she’s hearing this, if she were to look at him, she’d break, because she loves him so much and it causes her such agony that they aren’t together. Having to look at this love of her life, whom she can’t be with, would just be too much for her composure.This scene is the most heartbreaking scene between them: it’s worse than the Dementor scene by far.

The library scene. Oh my, the library scene. It is nothing short of a privilege to see James do this scene. I remember the first time I saw her as Scorpius back in December and this was the stand out scene but this time around I was two rows closer and oh, my God. You could have heard a pin drop in the audience, she just floored everyone. I think I was sitting there with my mouth open, I was transfixed and I had no time to look at Sam, I just couldn’t tear my eyes from James. The way she screams out frustration with Albus, finally at the end of Scorpius’s tether and the way her body moved and twitched and curled, as if someone was performing the Cruciatus curse on her as she spoke about Astoria. The sobbing, the tears and the snot and everything. This was the most heartbreaking thing I’ve seen so far in this play, and that’s saying something. Honestly, I just can’t find words to express how powerful she was. It felt like the Earth had moved.

I love that Albus hands back the time turner when trying to get Scorpius under the cloak, it’s like a peace-offering and a gesture of trust. I love how James, when McGonagall left, sat so rigid and proud, her Malfoy showing, determined to be stoic and dignified after pouring her heart out but then when she admits that “I didn’t much like my life without you either”, the biggest smile split her face, as if Scorpius was for a moment, taken away and just living the pure happiness that Albus brought to his life. Albus then pulled Scorpius into a hug and Scorpius shrieked with shock as Albus did so which was funny and adorable; he’s just so uncomfortable with all this contact. James is a very shrieky Scorpius (which works brilliantly when Jamie plays Scorpius in the Polyjuice scene and gets all overexcited about the books). As I’ve said, James gets laughed where Anthony doesn’t and vice-versa. When Scorpius was talking about actions creating ripples and how they created “really bad ripples” the way she said those three words, so dramatic and dark, made the audience laugh out loud. I wish I could describe it, it was fantastic.

I always make these things too long! That’s all I can remember for now. Part Two in a few hours!

Trickster TV

gif is not mine

Title: Trickster TV

Pairing: Gabriel x Reader

Characters: Gabriel, Dean, Sam

Word Count: 1,419

Warnings: fluff

A/N: This was requested by @hair-dye-or-nawh:

   Maybe you can do a Gabriel one-shot where the reader gets trapped in TV land with Sam and Dean and he’s super flirty and you can put them in current TV shows. That’d be really cool c:


I thought this would be great for Sweet Treat Saturday! I liked writing this fic! So I hope you all love it! <3 Feedback is welcomed and appreciated C: (btw sorry this was posted so late, unexpected things came up, but it’s all good!)

When Sam and Dean told you about the Trickster, you never expected to actually meet him.  Today was your lucky day.  You followed Sam and Dean into the building.  As soon as the door shut behind you it was like you were in a whole new world.  You were dressed as a nurse; Dean and Sam were dressed as doctors.  

Dean and Sam turned around to face you.  Their reaction to you dressed as a nurse made you roll your eyes.  “Stop the staring you two,” you muttered, brushing past them.

As you walked through the hall, things got even more weird.  Sam was slapped in the face by some woman none of you knew.  “We’re in the show Dr. Sexy M.D.,” Dean informed you and Sam.

“Personally I prefer game shows, but if this is what you’re into,” you snorted, looking down the hall.

Keep reading