some of my favorite tv moments

shows on netflix u should definitely be watching
  • Crazy-Ex Girlfriend - ITS A COMEDY MUSICAL, GUYS, CREATED BY RACHEL BLOOM (who won a golden globe?? YES HER). get to the 3rd episode at least. there’s an OPENLY BISEXUAL CHARACTER (later on in the season) and its such a good representation of love & what it actually is and growing up and letting go?? such a good show
  • BoJack Horseman - just a really, really good & cleverly written show about an anthropomorphic horse. 7000% animal puns. 5000% describes exactly how u feel about life and sadness.
  • Jane the Virgin - CUTE!! mock telenovela that deals with lots of social issues, like immigration, etc (the last episode i watched had the narrator checking every scene for the bechdel test omg) ALSO, arrested development level narration, fam, get on this. gina rodriguez will slay ur ass
  • Bob’s Burgers - such a good lil family show about a burger joint. watch this when you need to laugh or just to lift ur spirits. also, we are all either gene, louise, or tina. don’t lie
  • Lovesick (prev. Scrotal Recall) - adorable show prev. suffering from a truly tragic name. cute & british, about a man who finds out he has chlamydia and has to tell all of his previous sexual partners. you’ll fall in love with these characters by the end of s1, they’re all so dear to me
  • Master of None - aziz ansari’s show. each episode is basically a lil movie. the love story is ridiculously cute and it talks on some subjects rlly well
  • Jessica Jones - !!!!!!! if you haven’t seen this, GET ON IT. esp. if you’re a girl, cause this is SUCH A RELATABLE SHOW FOR WOMEN. grizzled neo-noir female detective? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP. also, watch daredevil if u wanna be caught up for Marvel’s Defenders, which is gonna be sofuckinggood
  • Sense8 - HOW HAS NOBODY SEEN THIS ONE? god, it’s so good. it’s got some problems but overall it does well @ showing other cultures and also some kickass sequences and wow main the characters interacting is just A1
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia/The League - this is. so funny. get past the 1st season and its such a good garbage show. the characters are such assholes, dude. they’re horrible. super dark humor, only watch if ur into that/ funny show abt a fantasy football league. both garbage shows and i love them w all my heart
  • Arrested Development - just in case u haven’t seen the best show ever written. basis of basically every comedy show u love. watch.
  • The Office - how have u not binged the office?? binge the office.
  • Comedy Specials - comedy specials are an UNTAPPED GOLDMINE on netflix. some of my fave comedians are John Mulaney, Bo Burnham, Ali Wong, Chelsea Peretti, Donald Glover, Jim Gaffigan, and Aziz Ansari.

BONUS - non-netflix shows u should also be watching

  • You’re The Worst - messed up characters and darkkk dry humor, but the second season does such an EXCELLENT job at portraying depression!! also, a dysfunctional relationship that is not necessarily unhealthy (sometimes, tho, sometimes)
  • Community - ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS. Gets emotional so quickly. S1-3 are some of the best moments on television. skip S4. S5-6 are good but S1-3 are amazing. characters will become all of ur faves
  • Westworld - my expectations for this show were sky-high and it has oNLY PROVED THEM RIGHT! half sci-fi, half western fantasy VR, all badass. i have no idea what’s going on and i love it. literally Robots With Anxiety #relatable

pls add to this if you have any great shows, and i’ll update this list whenever i find something else wonderful that i don’t hear people talking about

Okay so...

This is one of my favorite Ziam moments:

The fact that they even kept this in the video is still surprising to me. Anyway, what I love about it is how nonchalant it is; Zayn looks perfectly content to have Liam on his lap and is untroubled even when Liam starts acting silly for the camera. It just looks like an every day thing. 

However, what made this moment better/worse for me was when I saw this:

It is clearly from the same day/place (SNL) though I don’t know if this was before or after the previous gif. Once again Liam is being silly for the camera while Zayn could care less (talking or warming up) in the background. From this moment we can see that there is a TV on the wall. 

Now looking back at this moment:

I used to not be sure if Zayn was talking to someone out of frame but now I’m fairly certain he was just watching TV. Though its quick, it also looks like Liam’s head is tilted up in the direction of the screen before he turns to the camera. So…they were just casually sitting like this while watching TV. Pardon my language but that is some cute domestic shit. 

I don’t know why I love it but I do. 

*not my gifs

7 Thoughts about Power Rangers

On August 28, 1993, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers premiered on Fox Kids. I was eight years old and whether or not I was the intended demographic for the show, I was instantly hooked. It all started with five teenagers with attitudes summoned by Zordon to defend the world against evil forces led by intergalactic baddie Rita Repulsa. Jason Lee Scott (Austin St. John), Kimberly Ann Hart (Amy Jo Johnson), William “Billy” Cranston (David Yost), Trini Kwan (Thuy Trang) and Zack Taylor (Walter Jones) called on the power of the ancient dinosaurs and became a team of superheroes called the Power Rangers and the world was never the same.

Nearly twenty-five years later, those of us who became acquainted with the Power Rangers discovered there would be a reboot of the franchise in the form of a gritty re-imagining of the original team. While initially thrilled about the idea of seeing my childhood superheroes on the big screen, a part of me wondered just how loyal this new film would be to the original source material. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was a totally kick-ass TV show but even the most die-hard fan has to admit there were some problematic elements in regards to the original series, many I will address later on in this recap.

On March 31, 2017 a couple of friends and I went to our local theater and saw the new film, Power Rangers. One of my friends admitted he was not even born when the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers first debuted and my other friend announced he would have been too old to watch such a show despite only being four/five older years than me. I expected them both to hate it and even braced myself for disappointment of epic proportions. The three of us exited the theater two and a half hours later each raving about how amazing the film was. Below, I will list seven thoughts I have in regards to the film. For those who have not seen the Power Rangers, there will be spoilers in this post. You have been warned…

  1. In the original series, Zack, Trini, Billy, Kimberly and Jason all knew each other and were the best of friends before becoming the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. In the latest film, our heroes know of each other before discovering Zordon (voiced by Bryan Cranston) but they are certainly not friends. Jason (Dacre Montgomery) is a football star before he winds up in detention (and with an ankle bracelet) after a brush with the law. It is in detention where he meets Billy (RJ Cyler) and Kimberly (Naomi Scott). Trini (Becky G) is a recent transplant in Angel Grove and Zack (Ludi Lin) is a loner who rarely attends class. Instead of Jason being the rallying force behind the five teens coming together, it’s actually Billy who is responsible for the event that eventually leads them to each other…and the power coins.
  2. These ain’t your older brother and sister’s Power Rangers. Our heroes have been re-imagined as more of a modern day Breakfast Club. Jason is a star athlete who loses everything after a prank gone awry. Jason is prone to fits of anger which often-times leaves him incapable of leading the team. However, underneath all of the muscle and bravado there’s a good guy there will a strong moral core who feels the weight of fear, a fear of disappointing those he cares about, most importantly his father (David Denman). Our dear Kimberly, like Jason, used to be one of the popular kids until a sexting scandal rendered her an outcast at Angel Grove High. Billy is a bullied autistic teen who spends a lot of time at the rock quarry because it reminds him of his dad. Trini, the new girl, wrestles with the fact she is not normal like her parents and her two brothers. Zack is trying to deal with the fact that his mother is sick and could possibly die. Instead of our rangers having that established relationship with each other, we get to see them get to know one another before tapping into the power that will ultimately transform them into the Power Rangers.
  3. One of the things my friends and I would joke about in regards to the TV show was how Jason, Trini, Billy, Zack and Kimberly always were together wearing clothing the same color as their respective ranger identities. Anyone with eyes and a shred of common sense in Angel Grove could have put two and two together and figured out these five were the Power Rangers. The movies pays homage to this concept by having each of the rangers wear a pop of color corresponding to their ranger’s color. It’s both effective and subtle.
  4. Morphing is like totally hard, you know? The five of them discover the hidden power coins in the rock quarry and develop superhuman abilities almost immediately. Summoning the armor they will ultimately don in their battle against Rita Repulsa and Goldar takes a lot of time and even after a lengthy training montage (WE NEED A MONTAGE!!!!) our teenagers with attitudes are still not successful in becoming the rangers. I actually like this idea of them not being able to become rangers right away because it forces our characters to learn one another. A team is only effective when it accesses the strengths and weaknesses of it’s individual members. It is only after they are able to truly bond with each other they are able to tap into the power that morphs them into Power Rangers.
  5. Rita Repulsa is freaking terrifying. So yeah, the original Rita Repulsa was a total bad-ass but I never really found her particularly scary. The film’s version of Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks) is wicked and not above murdering any and everyone who gets in her way. Rita even goes as far as to kill one of the rangers. No joke. Another added detail I quite enjoyed about the character was how she was the original Green Ranger who served alongside Zordon, the original Red Ranger. This also makes me wonder, when they debut the Green Ranger in the sequel (of course there will be a sequel) will it be Tommy Oliver…or Tommie Oliver?
  6. The Zords were awesome. I enjoyed the sleek look of the design and their free range of movements. In the TV show, most of the Zords were reminiscent of actual tanks and were big and blocky and a bit cumbersome. One of my favorite moments in the film was the creation of the Megazord and how each Power Ranger controlled a particular part of the machine, i.e. the legs, arms, etc. It really took some coordination between all five rangers in order for them to control Megazord.
  7. The last thing I want to address in regard to the Power Rangers film is how cool it was to see a black nerd character on the big screen. Growing up, I always resonated with the character of Billy because my favorite color was blue and Billy was very intelligent and he wore glasses. Billy was this nerd character who was accepted by those we would call popular. As the resident science geek, Billy also plays a vital role to the team. Another thing I thought was pretty cool was Billy being autistic in the film. I was talking to a coworker of mine yesterday and we were talking about the importance of having visibility in regards to autism in TV and film. Her son is autistic and how coll is it he has someone like him on the big screen as a superhero. Another thing I would also like to point out is the importance of having a LGBT character in the film. Trini is not only the new girl but she also likes girls and because of her sexuality she feels somewhat detached from her family. I also detected a bit of something brewing between Trini and Kimberly. Then again maybe it was all in my head. However, I was so glad they did not play out any kind of romance between any of the rangers in this film. I know there were talks about Kimberly and Jason possibly being romantically-involved in the film which would be a great departure from canon but first and foremost Power Rangers has always been the story of a group of friends coming together to save the world. I would be interested to see if future films do further address Trini’s sexuality because how great would it be to see a young woman fully embracing her sexuality and being a total bad-ass in the process. I know there will be a part of the fandom who will wonder why there needed to be an autistic ranger or a lesbian ranger. Some will even ask, why did they have to make Billy black? These are the same people who flip out whenever there is a character introduced on Sesame Street who has two dads or two moms or a parent that’s incarcerated. Representation is so important because in order to eradicate homophobia and racism and bigotry in our society, we have to acknowledge these people exist! So thank you Power Rangers for going there.

I am thirty-two years old and I have never felt more like that eight year old sitting on the floor of my living room watching Mighty Morphin Power Rangers than I did last night sitting in that movie theater. I recommend Power Rangers to all of you who share the same memories as I do in regards to the TV show. Even if you were never a fan of the show, the story is amazing, the acting was great and it was packed with action. My friends and I definitely had a great time and this is a film I would definitely consider seeing again in theaters and also purchasing once it comes out on DVD. If you have any thoughts or comments in regards to my thoughts, fill free to comment. GO-GO-POWER RANGERS!

What Writers Can Learn from Wonder Woman

I don’t know about you, but I was nervous about a Wonder Woman movie. DC had been butchering their properties in an effort to be edgier and making bad choices along the way. This was the first time Wonder Woman was going to get her own movie. She had a TV show and part in animated movies and shows, but this was her big moment.

Be a role model for everyone

Do a search here on Tumblr, and you see plenty of people who see Diana as a role model, but that’s just in the real world. If you look at some of the more inspirational scenes, you will find her changing costumes to respect the places she is visiting. One of my favorites is when she teaches a young girl how to sword fight when the boys won’t let her play in their game. There is even a scene in one of the animate movies where there is a man who is protesting her, but when she uses her lasso, he admits that sometimes he dresses up like her because it makes him feel powerful. Her response is simply, “Embrace your truth.”

Don’t be afraid to step out on your own

Most viewers already knew that Diana had been separated from her Amazon sisters, but it is still an important lesson. Diana is willing to reject everything she has known because of the mission she feels she has been called to take on. She goes into an unknown world to try to protect it from danger. Now, I’m not asking you to go off and fight Ares. That is just impractical, but you should grab hold of your story and work on it so you can send it out into the world.

Learn from your mistakes

I don’t want to give away anything in the movie, but there are times that Wonder Woman misses her mark. She doesn’t understand the rest of the world, and London of the WWI era is a very different place than Paradise Island. Wonder Woman could have given up in despair and jumped back on her small boat and tried to get home, but instead, she faced her failure and found a way to win.

If you haven’t seen the movie, I highly recommend it, and not just because I watched Batman v Superman last night and thought the only worthwhile moments involved either Diana or Wonder Woman.

Get back to writing,

Billy

[translations] 2017.03.12 NCT DREAM 1st fansign at YP books - part 1

Damn there’s too many I’m gonna split into parts

1. Today’s seating arrangement was like Haechan - Chenle - Jisung - Renjun - Jeno, when the fansign ended Haechan said that Jisung is really cute today. Chenle and Jisung looked particularly shy they barely lifted up their heads [x | x]

2. Haechan says recently he’s been listening to One Direction’s PERFECT, OP asked if he could sing it for her, Haechan looked at her in the eye and sung it T_T T_T T_T T_T T_T [x]  *ohmygod just want to say i’m like sinking in my seat while typing this*

3. Another fan asked Haechan what is his favorite line from PERFECT, he wrote “BABY I’M PERFECT” on the page [x]

4. OP was on a mission to help her friend to get some tidbits of NoJun moments in the dorm so she asked Renjun if there was anything interesting Jeno and him did in the dorm.
Renjun,”We watch TV in the room together”
OP didn’t give up and asked the same question to Jeno, Jeno replied,”We watch movies”… Boring answers.. haha  [x]

5. Haechan was the first to finish signing, he kept saying wow Chenle and Jisung are really so cute~ so cute~
Chenle: Hyung, you are cute too
Haechan: I know~
Chenle: But Mark hyung is the cutest
Renjun mentioned that it’s a pity that Mark didn’t manage to come this time, so Haechan did an impersonation of Mark at NCT 127′s fansign and went like “Um… Um… WOW…” hhahahaha

6. Initially OP was daydreaming so Haechan waved at her, she said thanks and commented that Haechan is very handsome. Haechan said,”Thank you~” and OP told him that she is his senior in school. Haechan,”O.O REALLY?!?!?!” and signed “XXX Sunbaenim” on the page [x]

7. OP asked Jisung what does he do with the hyungs in the dorm. Jisung said,”We watch the television” [x]

8. OP asked of all the First and Last stages he have done, which was the most memorable? Without any hesitation Haechan said,”Rock scissors paper?” OP,”It was indeed unforgettable..” [x]
T/N: He was referring to this episode on M Countdown.

9. OP asked Jisung if he has any interest to take part in a variety program in the future, Jisung said,”Yes” and after some thinking he said he would like to do something like Running Man. OP requested him to draw some hearts and Jisung drew a few hearts with shivering hands [x]
T/N: most of the fan accounts commented that Jisung was very nervous today and his hands were shivering the entire time just look at all the hearts he drew

10. OP asked other then cute concepts, any other concepts he would like to try? Jisung said,’It’s still a long way to go but.. I want to try something like Exo’s MONSTER“ When Jisung’s hands are tired from writing he would put his hands by the chest and say,”Thank you” gratefully [x]

part 2 is up here!

dramaticanexit  asked:

Hi, I'm working on a historical fiction set during WW2, and at one point I'll be reaching an assassination (it's a hypothetical book, though, in real life, he died 8 days later). Do you have any ideas on how to keep people feel tense?

Thanks for your question :)  I love historical fiction, so I’m really excited for you and your story!


Creating and Maintaining Tension

Tension in fiction is a vital part of keeping your page-turner… page-turning.  The only reason your reader still has the book open is in the anticipation of something happening – and when you heighten your level of tension, this anticipation is increased.  It’s like the electricity that keeps a movie projector running.  If it runs out, your story is cut off before the audience even finishes.

While there should always be some level of tension and conflict running in your story, there are instances (e.g. your assassination plot) that require extra intensity.  There are many popular methods of creating tension, some of which you’ll recognize as commonly used in episodic TV to make sure viewers keep up with each episode of a show.  Here are some of my favorites…


1. Foreshadowing

The beauty of tension lies in the moments before the Major Event takes place – so when you’ve got an assassination coming, place your first focus on the chapters leading up to it.  Foreshadowing is a powerful tool as long as it is used sparingly, and gently.  It should not be too obvious – e.g. “I fear something terrible will happen tomorrow,” “It felt as if it were the last time I would ever see him again,” and alike.  This sort of foreshadowing can feel forced; rather than creating tension, it diminishes it.

Originally posted by purple-lightsaber

There is a kind of foreshadowing that I prefer, though.  I think of it as reverse-foreshadowing, because rather than a character/narrator hinting at bad things coming, there is an expectation of good things.  For example:

Imagine a scene between a man and his daughter, who have been estranged for many years.  The man is terminally ill, but he and his daughter have the first happy evening together in a long time.  Unbeknownst to them, the father will die in the next chapter.  You could foreshadow this by eluding to the fact that while they’re both having a good time, they know that this may be their last night together.  OR you could have the father begin to believe that he could fix his relationship with the daughter – to think that he might have enough time to change his ways.  In saying this, you create stakes; you create a reason to hope that the man won’t die, yet also the fear that he won’t have the time he needs.  This can prove more effective than the first idea.


2. Repetition

Another method of increasing tension involves the repetition of key words, mirrored situations, or other motifs related to the Major Event coming.  An example of key-word repetition would be to take a specific term (e.g. “Hail Hydra”) and use it in many instances throughout the story, so that when the reader lays eyes on the word/s, there is a familiar sense of fear.  Mirrored situations could work on your characters’ or reader’s superstitions or fears (e.g. the narrator taking note of a certain look in the eyes of their violent mother, and then, years later, recognizing the look in her boyfriend’s eyes one night).  Using strong imagery in repetition can provide intensity in a powerful way.

Originally posted by abbygrffns


3. Withheld Information

This one is my favorite, because it works in so many different areas of the story.  One surefire way to create tension = reveal as little as possible, as slowly as possible.  Give your characters one strong hook, one reason to hang on, and keep everything else close to your chest.  Specifically:

Don’t reveal your villain’s plans – just reveal that they have plans, and that they may be related to the person you wind up killing off.  As long as they know something is going to happen, they’ll stick it out to see just what it is.

Don’t let the events transpire all at once.  When you know you’ve got readers hooked, switch over to another plot/situation.  Milk it as long as you can; make them wait for the Big Thing while entertaining them with other Little Things.  It’ll frustrate the hell out of them, and they’ll love it anyway.

Don’t end chapters at their natural ending.  Instead, cut things off in the middle!  Tease readers with uncertainty.  In reality, people don’t know what’s going to happen next – that’s why reality can be much more frightening and intense than fiction.  Life isn’t easy to predict because it doesn’t always reach resolution when we want it to.  Channel that into your writing and the idea of an assassination becomes much more effective.

Originally posted by reginaa-phalange


Those are just to name a few, and I actually have a lot more to say on this topic, so I might make another post later on.  I hope this helped!  If you have any further questions, be sure to hit me up :)  Happy writing!


If you need advice on general writing or NaNoWriMo, you should maybe ask me!

Cresco Amor: Chapter 2

Author: @hips-bef0re-hands
Timeline: Season 6
Rating: PG-13 (for now)
Summary: How I think the ‘ship came to be
You can read part one here

December 25th 1998
12:30am

“Maybe I did want to be out there with you

“I know we said we weren’t going to exchange gifts…but uh, I got you a little something”

“Mulder…”

“Merry Christmas”

“Well I got you a little something too”

The two agents rushed excitedly to Mulder’s couch and began to open their gifts. Mulder tore the wrapping off his with the enthusiasm of a child, letting scraps of the paper fall to the floor. Scully was more careful, using her thumbnail to break the seal of tape with surgical precision.

Mulder arrived at his gift first, a small, leather bound notebook. Inside the front page, in Scully’s perfect scrawl was a message.

M,

I can’t wait to read the first book by The Fox Mulder; there is nobody I would rather find all the answers with.

Love,  

- S

He looked up from the message at his partner.

“For when you decide to get out of the car”, she said. He remembered their conversation only weeks before.

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My Feelings About Possible Season 7

I am hoping this is the last season, and I actually have hoped this before Jen made her announcement. Here’s why - the show needs to. The writers and handlers haven’t been as careful and as thorough as they could have been with their storytelling. They have been careless and painted themselves in so many corners and empty narratives, and honestly TV and how it’s being consumed by the audience is changing. This is not a time in this industry to be careless if you want to keep going. New things are breaking the mold and taking our attention away from a show that started in 2011. I am happy how things seem to be ending. I wish Robin had not died so Regina would be truly happy, but otherwise I feel like the story will wrap for everyone with more or less their happy ending. Have Emma and Hook ride off into the sunset. Let Jen take her most deserved time off - as some one who worked themselves into migraines and exhaustion (which I know she suffers from both), she is making a wise and healthy decision. Get Josh and Ginny raising their boys and maybe back on TV when they are ready. Have Robert go back to being the Indie king he is, and back home. Put Lana and Colin on TV and movies- anything for Colin really. I would watch him paint walls and listen to him read the phone book. It’s just time. We have so many episodes and moments from all these wonderful actors and characters to look back on. My favorite season is the 3rd one, specifically time spent in Neverland. I find myself watching it over and over again. We aren’t losing anything!! It’s always there for us!! Always!! That’s what’s so awesome!! Captain Swan isn’t ending! This isn’t a goodbye to Ouat. The fandom will hang around. I will still watch the show when I need a little pick me up. I will still read the canon correcting fanfiction!! LOL!! Thank god! Anyway, it will be okay. If they do keep on, well I will still watch, yes of course, but sometimes it’s just okay to let the audience have the story. Everyone is tired I think, even some of us fans in a way. I don’t want to feel like the actors are trapped in a show and I don’t want to be trapped watching a show only out of loyalty. Let everyone move on to their endeavors and Ouat will be as organic as it is. My god we have made so many worlds just inside this fandom with fanfiction, fan vidding, giffing, fan art, etc. It’s impressive, it’s awe inspiring. It’s not going to disappear. It may not be as prevalent but it’s still there. I am not going to beg for this to continue when I know it won’t be anywhere near as good because I am afraid of losing the show. We aren’t losing anything. As long as the actors and crew and workers prayfully can get work after production shuts down, no one lost anything. We were apart of a great shining moment that doesn’t ever stop shining, but it’s just like stars in the sky. There will be another moment and that one day too will settle right beside this shining moment. All we have to do is look at the sky every night to see it :)

Originally posted by slightdownpour

Stunts Part 2 - Tom Holland Imagine

sarrRating: PG-13

Warnings: mentions of scared of heights and anxiety and panic in general

Summary: Part 2 to Stunts. The surprise had been amazing so far, but something’s wrong with the wires and harness. 

Word Count: 1490

Tags: @sarrahgoode , @younggodimagines , @niamhlincoln


Suddenly, you three were swung right into the air, going higher and higher. You gasped for breath. That was way higher than you thought it was. The floor seemed to disappear from sight. Everything became a blur of white and grey and black and dots and-

“(Y/n)?”

You sucked in oxygen. Where was everything?

“(Y/n)!” Tom reached out and held your shoulder. “Hey.”

You grasped his hand and finally turned to him. It was dizzying. What was in front of you? Where was Tom? You heard him, but, for the life of you, you couldn’t see him. It was all smudges of colors.

“(Y/n), hey, look at me. I’m right here. I’m going to stay right here.”

Someone, Tom you deducted, lifted your hand and placed it on his shoulder. With the soft cloth brushing your fingers, you were able to separate the colors. Tom, with pale skin, brown eyes and swept over brown hair, was wearing a blue t-shirt and brown cargo shorts. Your hand was on his shoulder, contrasting the dark navy blue shirt.

A smile flickered on your lips. “Yeah.” You patted his shoulder.

Tom nodded. “Hey, you’re Spider-Girl right now. Ok? Soaring through the city.” He gripped your shoulder. “Nothing to worry about.”

You nodded. Instead of looking down, you turned your gaze upward. You were so close to the beams! You stretched out your arm and fingers. You were so close. Then, you were flying. You were so close! Just as the tips of your fingers grazed the beams by the ceiling, you were floating downward.

Tom and Haz were near the floor, smiling and cheering you on.

You waved at them. “This is amazing!” you shouted. The harness set you down on a fake rooftop. “Hey, Tom, is this how Spiderman poses?” You held on to an antenna, crouched down, and reached out your hand.

Tom laugh and cupped his hands around his mouth. “I can do better!”

You rolled your eyes. “Can they follow my lead, Tom?”

He nodded.

You stretched out your hand and pointed at the roof of another building. The wires flung you right where you pointed. You laughed and stretched out your arm “Again!” The wires flung you from building to building and back again. You were having so much fun that when Tom and Ha shouted for you to stop, you almost ignored them. Almost.

“What” you sighed as you hung from the stairs of a fire escape.

Tom laughed. “I love the fact you’re having fun, but we have more on the tour!”

“Aw!” You sighed and sat on the stairs. “Ok, so how do I get down”

Haz cupped his hands around his mouth. “Just let go of the rail and step off. The crew will take it from there.”

You did as you were told and stepped off the stairs. You stared at the ceiling, trying to avoid becoming dizzy. You breathed in and out, making sure you were calm. You closed your eyes and waited. And waited. And waited.

“What’s going on?” You peered below you, immediately felt dizzy, and looked at the ceiling again. “Guys?” You could hear Tom shouting at someone. Haz was talking loudly, too. It seemed like they were arguing. You reached for the staircase. “Guys!” Fear plunged into your stomach and weighed you down like a brick. You swung your legs frantically and clung to the stairs. Your lungs clenched and couldn’t seem to expand no matter how hard you tried. “Tom!” you screamed with a cracked voice.

Tom whipped around. “Just hang on!”

You shut your eyes. “To fake staircases!?” Your hand slipped, and it felt worse than the panic that struck you when you miss a step on the staircase. You grasped for the railings and again. Just as you wrapped your fingers around a pole, your body was flung right off.

“(Y/n)!” Tom screamed. Haz held him back. “We can’t-”

Tom wrestled out of his grip. “Someone help her, please!”

You were thrown right into the air. You were dangling right in the air, swinging aimlessly like a pendulum. You had nothing to hang onto. You fumbled to grab onto the wire and keep your limbs close to you. There was nothing to hold you and the only thing you could manage to do was scream while in the air.

Your best friends were frantically trying to help the crew.

“Get her to the roof!”

“No, it’s too far.”

“She has to swing there.”

“Swing!? You’re crazy.”

“Someone help (Y/n), please!”

You closed your eyes and stayed still, hoping this would all be over. You could hear all the chaos going on beneath you. Beneath you. You were in the air, and you were dangling like a spider away from its web.

“(Y/n)!” Toms voice cut through your fear and rang as clear as a bell. “Listen to me. Please, you have to swing to the staircase again. Go to the fire escape.”

“What?!” You pursed your lips. “No, I barely have any control over this thing, and I can’t. I can’t, Tom. Please, don’t make me do it.”

“(Y/n), hey, listen to my voice. Ok, now, find it. Where am I?”

You took a deep breath. “Um, you’re behind me.” Behind?

“Great. (Y/n), look at me. Find me.”

You gulped. Your stomach churned at the thought of looking around.

“Come on. I’m right here. I’m right here. Just find me.”

You took a deep breath and opened your eyes. You regretted it. There was nothing around you to ground you, to make you feel safe.

“(Y/n). Turn your head.”

You blinked and slowly turned your head. “Tom?” The wires swayed, and you squealed and shut your eyes.

“I’m right here. Open your eyes.”

You gulped in air and opened your eyes. You turned your head slightly. There he was. He was more than an arm’s length away, but your best friend was standing on the staircase with a small grin. “See, right here.” Tom reached out his hand. “Now grab my hand. I’ll get you out of here, I promise.”

You gulped. Your hands shook as you reached for his hand. The wires were moving and twitching. You breathed in and out again and extended your arm as far as you could. The tips of your fingers were barely touching his. An inch or two away from Tom. You whimpered as your arm whined in stress. “I can’t. Tom, please.”

“Hey, it’s going to be ok. I’m right here. Now, I need you to just swing a little. Just a little. I’ll get you down.”

You shook your head. “I can’t.”

“Yes, you can. It’s just like the swings back home, (Y/n). I’ll always catch you.” He smiled. “You can do it.”

Your breathing staggered, but you nodded. You swung just a little bit. Your fingers touched Tom’s, and that’s all it took. Your best friend immediately grabbed your hand, pulled you in, and carried you over the railings. Relief crashed over you as you felt Tom’s warm embrace. You gasped in joy. Tom beamed, rubbed your back, and unfastened your harness. The black shell fell off of you, and you felt the brick-like weight disappear. You laughed a little, tears dropping on your cheeks. “Thank you,” you whispered in his ear as you tugged him into your arms.

Tom tightened his grip on you and watched as his tears disappeared into your hair. His hands wandered around your back and hair. He kissed the top of your head. “It’s no problem for my best girl.” Tom pulled you closer still. That was terrifying for him. He could feel the guilt eat him up from the inside.

You giggled, filling Tom with a bit of happiness.

Those words of being his best girl. Tom’s best girl. It might not have meant what you wanted it to mean, but it was enough. You clutched his shirt and snuggled into his chest. You sighed and closed your eyes. “Don’t expect me to let go anytime soon. I’ve been traumatized.”

Tom laughed. “I wouldn’t have it any other way. But, if you wanna skip the tour and cuddle, might as well go to my trailer. There’s a tv and some of your favorite movies and my favorite ice cream.” He rubbed your shoulder. “Sound good?”

You nodded. “Not yet. Just…” You sighed. “I like this. So, few more minutes?”

Both of you could feel the room heat up by five degrees.

Tom gulped. “Yeah.” He kissed the top of your head again. From the corner of his eye, he could see the cast beaming like college graduates and Haz mouthing, “Meant to be.” Tom didn’t even have it in him to roll his eyes. You were alright and in his arms, and nothing could ruin that moment. Little did he know, you were thinking the exact same thing.


I FINISHED IT GUYS!!! I’M SO EXCITED I FINALLY FINISHED IT!!!!  So sorry for my inactivity. College apps and school have been so cray. Now, I am having senioritis because I got into 2 of my 3 dream schools (whhaaaa) and I really just want to read and write and sleep, and I’ve missed so much. I’m so sorry. I will try my best to be more active.

Anyway, this is Ariana signing off again. Hope you all enjoy reading. Have a brillant week, my awesme followers and reader!!!!

Indefinite Hiatus;

I’m sure some people have noticed that I haven’t been around lately again, and I wanted to further explain myself before going on an indefinite hiatus. Please bear with me, as I don’t know if this will come off as me venting or ranting, but I feel this is all stuff I need to say and want to get across to everyone.

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Look here for a moment: Star and Marco's Friendship + Star’s Wand Theory = ?

So, if you are a big fan of Star vs. The Forces of Evil and a Starco shipper, I suggest you stay and indulge yourself in this post of mine. I will make sure you won’t regret it. 😉

This is long overdue and this is probably me just ranting more of my favorite cartoon animated shows on tv but I still want to put this out there because there are some great animated series out there that don’t really get enough credit because they are deemed “just cartoons” which is really shallow of some people. Just because it’s animated, it doesn’t mean that there is no depth in their characters or story. As I mentioned in my last post about “Zootopia”, there will always be something more than what lies on the surface. I admire the creators of these shows because they really pay attention to details which is important. (I LOVE YOU GUYS! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. YOU ROCK!) Ok! back to topic.

Now, we all fell in love with the amazing perky monster fighting Princess from another dimension, Star Butterfly, and her badass adorkable Karate chopping bestfriend on Earth, Marco Diaz, on the first season of “Star vs. The Forces of Evil” ever since their first episode which aired on Disney XD last year. We all watched their adventures, shipped them hard ever since “The Bloodmoon Ball” episode, witness their bond of friendship strengthen from their last episode, and anticipated for their 2nd season to come which finally aired on July this year and not to mention that jaw dropping, sugar pumping trailer! (YAY!)

I’ve been up to date with their episodes this season 2 and there are some important points I would like to share with you all. If you’ve noticed them or not, please feel free to comment your thoughts below my fellow brothers and sisters.

First and foremost, let’s recap what happened with Star’s wand from the last episode of Season 1 to the 1st episode of Season 2. Now, her wand was destroyed and became a new wand with the help of a new unicorn and the wand’s star was broken into two with one missing piece that we now know is in Ludo’s possession as seen from the episode 2 in the show. In S2 ep1, the wand is clearly malfunctioning and acting weird like going berserk in blasting random energy without Star’s authorization. In the recent episode, she’s fixed it with the guidance of Glossaryk by finding the thing that doesn’t belong which was TOFFEE’S FINGER.

I was astonished by this reveal and confirmation that Star’s mom, Queen Moon, DID have a past with Toffee which explains his evil actions during season 1 when he forced Star to destroy her magic wand in order to save Marco with the spell her mom first taught her. His line hinted that he was close with Queen Moon before and it was proven in Queen Moon’s tapestry,

According to the tablet Star has read about her mom, Moon the Undaunted, she had cast her darkest spell that will forever haunt the immortal monster– Toffee. Now, from what I understand from this episode and the previous ones, Moon and Toffee definitely knew each other very well and were very close friends until this very moment weaved in Moon’s tapestry. It definitely means that she probably cursed Toffee and banished him due to a betrayal or a big fight which caused a rift between the two.You can really see Moon’s anger in the picture and the shock from Toffee’s face. It’s kinda hinting that Moon really cursed him because if you’ve notice he can grow his body parts back, all except for his missing finger. It doesn’t lead much on but Toffee’s finger probably signifies that it is important to both of them; it definitely is symbolic. 

Next, Toffee’s line in the last episode of Season 1 clearly had something to do with Marco’s role in Star’s prophecy which is one of the reasons he kidnapped him. He said that Marco was a disappointment even though he was trying to be polite with Marco and didn’t really want to hurt him or Star because he was only after the destruction of the wand. He is expecting something from Marco, that is definite. 

And there were moments when Marco would be seen sometimes something related with a suit which we know is Toffee’s main outfit. Plus, Marco doesn’t really know what he’s going to be in the future and this shows him in a suit. It is not for sure but Toffee probably sees Marco’s potential in his plan. So I’m gonna quote what other fans have been theorizing: Toffee is to Moon as Marco is to Star. This is because they clearly have a strong connection with each other.

Thirdly, THIS WOMAN:

Eclipsa. (Her name totally suits her btw and you might know why). She definitely has something to do with what will happen in the future and it will surely have something to do with Star, Marco, Toffee, and Star’s wand. I don’t exactly know what but she definitely signifies something bad will happen and/or she might have something to do with what happened between Moon and Toffee, she is after all the Queen of Darkness. It’s possible! Come on! She married to become queen and gain power then eloped with a monster. She could’ve been the sword that tore apart Moon and Toffee’s friendship. She was queen before Moon could take her place so it kinda makes sense that she was still there when that scene happened. 

I’m kind of sad for Glossaryk though. He wasn’t even “tall enough for the ride” but he still saw them all no matter how wonderful or horrible it must have been. He looks so sad in the tapestries. He is the Princess’ adviser and guide/teacher when it comes to using their wand and magic but it’s clearly seen that he cannot change their decisions whether it be bad or wrong because they control their own destinies. He is merely a teacher, a guide, an observer in every generation. 

BUT HAVE YOU ALSO NOTICED THAT IN MOST OF THE TAPESTRIES, THERE WERE ALWAYS SOMETHING RELATED TO A MONSTER??? Star’s tapestry is already being woven therefore what is about to come might be already prophesied or can still be changed since not much of it has been certainly woven yet. The monster can be anyone: Toffee, Ludo or even Marco (I’m certain each of these 3 will play huge a role in Star’s destiny). 

We all know that STAR’S MAGIC IS UNDOUBTEDLY CONNECTED WITH HER EMOTIONS. AND THAT SHE HAS A UNKNOWING CRUSH TOWARDS MARCO. AND THAT THESE FEELINGS CREATE A GOOD EFFECT ON HER MAGIC. HE MAKES HER MAGIC GOOD, POWERFUL AND MAKE THEM WORK PROPERLY BEFORE SHE COULD FIX HER WAND. 

Hopefully what I fear won’t happen: that Marco will be the monster that Star has to face. It was seen in season 1 when Marco’s monster arm said that he will always be a part of Marco and that he will never truly be gone so that means that there IS something evil residing within Marco (as it is in everyone) BUT it just needs a trigger. 

(I’m anticipating these in the future episodes and after reading the Wiki fandom’s list of episodes synopsis on the future episodes I will look at Jackie for this. Maybe. She’s not evil but she might be one of the causes something bad to happen between Marco and Star’s friendship’s future. But I’m just putting her as a possibility because she’s a variable in this and not to fully pin this on her because other reasons could be Ludo, Toffee, Eclipsa, or even Miss Heinous.) 

STARCO FOREVER!!!! *FANGIRLS*

~~~More of this theory to develop in the future. We’ll just have to wait and see what ride they have in store for us. EXCITED FOR THE NEW EPISODES! WOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!! 

Paleyfest 2017: TWD Panel. A Retrospect.

OMG, I had so much fun tonight. I’m a little bummed that I didn’t get to ask Andy a question, but I’m super proud of myself for actually standing up (to try to get my question asked/making a sign for Andrew Lincoln). I usually don’t like to put myself out there. Yet, this whole week I kept thinking “I’ve got nothing to lose.”

I’ve always been conflicted about meeting celebrities.  I’ve always found something weird about the fact that I’m going to remember this moment for the rest of my life and them not so much. Also they’re just people. Also me: that’s Rick F’ing Grimes. 

Anyways some take aways from tonight. I’m 99% convinced that Rick and Michonne are going to have a kid together. I think there is going to be a time jump after this All Out War with Negan and BAM Richonne Jr.     

This cast is utterly amazing/beautiful. Honestly, I’ve never considered TWD my favorite tv show. For me there has never been a perfect season and certain storylines have dragged. Looking a you Hershel’s farm. However, I’ve always loved the characters. I think the show shines the brightest when it’s focusing on the characters. So Tom Payne “Jesus” talked about how Jesus is getting a back story and how he never felt part of a (post apocalyptic) family until Sasha and Maggie came along. Josh McDermitt “Eugene” talked about how the whole “I am utterly Negan” thing is just who Eugene is. He’s a survivor first. It not about being disloyal to the group. Anyways Christian “Rosita” has been getting a lot of hate for how she’s playing Rosita lately, but I kind of love the fact that she’s kind of being a bitch. Not everyone responds to loss the same way and I’m weirdly happy that her character is angry/selfish about it. Anyways, the whole cast gave really great commentary about their characters and I’m really excited to learn more of their backstories. 

Side notes: Season 8 episode 1 marks the 100th episode of TWD. At the start of the panel Scott Gimple mentioned something about how they are hoping to make it to another 100 episodes. Hmmm. I feel like I’m now so invested in this fandom that I couldn’t get out even if I wanted too.

I met a fellow tumblr (we follow each other) and some generally awesome people at Paleyfest. The lady I was sitting next to has been to Walker Stalker 16 times and just came back from the one in London. She’s raises money for Andrew Lincoln’s charity. I did not know Andy has a charity. I love this man. 

I thought Andrew Lincoln would be taller. 

It is impossible to try to get an autograph and take pictures at the same time. I was inches away from Andrew, Melissa, Josh, Tom, Gimple, and Austin, but i was too busy trying to get an autograph when I could of got some really good pictures. However, Melissa and Josh did sign my TWD issue 150 and Melissa asked me if I did reaction videos for Walking Dead because I look like a girl that does reaction videos. So apparently Melissa watches reaction videos Awesome.

Thanks tumblr TWD fandom. This is the first fandom that I’ve really been a part of and I love it. Anyways, here some pictures from last night. I’m poor, so these aren’t high quality photos. 

Next stop: WonderCon, then fingers crossed for SD Comic Con, and seriously considering Walker Stalker Georgia or New Jersey. 

anonymous asked:

Blurb where u and dan are fucking and you accidentally scrape your nails down his back and you go to apologise but he moans and wants u to do it again yk?? Like sadomasochistic dan

(okay this is highkey one of my biggest kinks so fuck yes i’m writing this)

The lounge is nearly empty but for you and Dan, illuminated only by the TV which displayed a paused episode of some ridiculous anime you decided to check out earlier that evening. Somewhere along the way (you can’t exactly remember how it started, and at the moment, you don’t care) you ended up naked and in Dan’s lap, burying your desperate moans in his neck while he thrusts up from under you. He told you once this was his favorite position, and at the moment you’re inclined to agree. He liked having the entirety of you right in front of him, within arms reach. 

He moved his hands from your lower back to your hips, shifting upwards to thrust harder and deeper into you. You wrap your arms around his back and grab his shoulders from behind to pull him closer in, and in this new position, Dan takes the opportunity to slide his hands from your hips to your ass and using it for thrust stability, just as his cock slides right past your most sensitive spot.

“D-Dan!” You moan into his ear, your whole body tensing against the sensation. Your grip on his shoulders slides down slightly, but your fingers fail to relax, and your nails drag harshly against his gorgeously tanned shoulder blades. He winces.

You stop moving abruptly. “Oh.. oh god, I’m sorry! Did I hurt you??”

“N-no… no,” Dan shudders, hesitantly.

“Um… are you sure, baby?” You say, scanning his face. 

His head falls forward, resting his forehead on your shoulder.

“D-do… do it again, please…” He mutters, pulling you a bit closer.

“Wait… you liked that?” You ask. “I mean, I figured you for the type, but.. I wanna make sure I don’t hurt you..”

Dan looks you in the eyes. “I promise you, if I’m at all hurt or uncomfortable, I will let you know, okay?”

You nod, wrapping your arms around him again. Dan’s thrusts start out slow to ease back into the mood, and then quickly become more needy and his moans more frequent.. and gorgeous. 

“F-Fuck!!” 

You push Dan roughly up against the sofa back and sink your teeth into the soft, salty skin of his neck. Your fingernails dig into his shoulders and drag all the way down to his lower back.’

“Oh-h Christ, (y/n)!!” Dan moans, shakily. One of his hands clumsily gropes your ass while the other darts down to your clit. 

(and the rest is… well… ;D)

~Eggy

8

I would like to say a very happy birthday to my best friend, my partner in crime, The Chandler to my Joey. We’ve only known each other now for a little over a year, but everyday I’m more and more thankful that you’re my best friend. You’re so incredibly beautiful, kind, gentle, loving, funny, silly. There are so many words to describe your personality and what sort of person you are, but if I go on I’m afraid I’ll gush too much haha.

It’s been so amazing getting to know you and I honestly feel so honored that you call me your best friend. I know you’re always going to be there for me whether it’s you sending me memes at the wee hours of the morning when you can’t sleep, or if it’s us just talking. (Usually about characters. We all know my favorite thing to do is convince you to like someone from a TV show/movie you haven’t even seen yet!)

I love our random moments when we headcanon some really good pieces of writing, or when you finally admit to loving a character without actually knowing that much about them because you read my writing. I love the silly conversations over snapchat about David Rossi(our sugar daddy), and your love of all the filters. I absolutely adore when you send me a message fangirling about something. It warms my heart to see you getting so passionate about something. I find it funny that we both share hatred for the same people and we actually bonded over that. I love talking to you because you surprise me everyday with something that I didn’t know before.

You’re so supportive and loving towards me, and for that, I’m forever thankful. I know you’ll always be there for me when things get tough, when I distance myself, and when I need a laugh.

I love when you call me beautiful, and cute and all these wonderful things because most of the time you don’t even know that what you’re calling me is what you truly are. You’re beautiful, you’re cute, and you’re outstandingly amazing, Dana.

You deserve so much in this world, and I am forever grateful that I get to be beside you, seeing you grow as a person and bud into an adult(which, let’s face it, is the same as being a teenage, just with more responsibility.) Just remember, I will always be here for you too. I am a shoulder to cry on, someone to trust and someone who cares about you a whole lot. I will always be here for you, no matter what happens. Sorry, I’m here to stay haha.

Happy birthday, girl. I hope today is all that you want it to be. I love you. ❤️🌹🎉
Drugs and Candy (Ethan)

Summary: Ethan and you were nothing more but people who use each other. Used to be able to call him your friend but he changed, you still wanted more so you kept coming back to him even though it hurts you. You had an enough one day and ended things but is it for good?

Warnings: Implied smut but nothing too graphic, some swear words, and some angst. 

A/N: This is based on the song Drugs and Candy by All Time Low. Their new album is amazing! I was listening to it last night and this song gave me Ethan feels, I was actually working on a Grayson imagine. But I had to type this up right quick, I hope you like this! 

The sweetness of you on my tongue.

I was pushed against the wall lips attacking my own, his tongue entered my mouth hungrily. His hands gripping my waist pulling me closer. My hands tangling in his dark brown hair.

I breathe you in, you fill my lungs.

He tasted of alcohol and mint gum, his cologne intoxicated my senses. One of my weaknesses that make me keep coming back to him.

A bitter taste, surrender waste. Another weakness.

We were in his dark room of his apartment coming to his place from the bar. He rushed us here after I started getting touchy wanted to feel him under my skin.

You and me are like drugs and candy. Take one down for the young and easy.

His lips still attached to mine he pulled down my black dress, something he wanted to do the whole night. I slipped off his leather jacket tossing it across his room, feeling his muscles enjoying the touch of his rough skin.

You’ve got me out of my head. I fill this space in your bed. I got the beat of the breakdown, breakdown.

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16 Days of Outlander - Day #1 Sassenach

So excited to have an excuse to rewatch Season 1 all the way through (I realized that I’ve watched the first eight episodes way more times than the second eight, despite the fact that I only watched the first eight for the first time the day before the second half of Season 1 started airing). 

Fair warning: I’ve been trying my hand at screen caps to go with the posts for this 16 Days of Outlander. 

Anyway, onto my favorites for 01x01 Sassenach.

Favorite performance: Caitriona Balfe. From the beginning of the episode through the end, she has so much to do to carry and establish the story and not just for the episode, but for the series. What gets me every time is the scene below when she learns the war is over. Everyone else is celebrating and while I wouldn’t say she’s disappointed - she’s far too compassionate for that - she does immediately look lost. Having just come from that horrible leg injury, there’s clearly still work to be done but when her friend tells her “it’s over” I can’t help feeling that there’s a little bit of Claire that feels like her usefulness is already slipping away. To convey such depth right off the bat in the episode floors me every time. 

Favorite Claire and Frank Moment: Jumping on the bed. There are little glimpses of the marriage Claire and Frank used to have (few and far between, though they may be) but those glimpses show enough of what they’re both trying/hoping so hard to recapture - namely the levity they felt before five years of war - that I can’t help loving this little moment. It’s clearly going to take work if they are going to have any chance of succeeding - I mean, immediately after getting into their room, Frank just takes out a book and starts reading. It shows a little better the balance/dynamic they once had. Claire helping Frank not to be too serious all the time; Frank helping rein in some of Claire’s wilder tendencies. It isn’t as great a balance as she will have with Jamie but it probably worked better for Claire and Frank before the war changed them so much as individuals.

Favorite Location: Reverend Wakefield’s library/study. I mean just look at it! That fireplace, that window, how open and light it is. I would love to have a room like that to work and play in - it’s got plenty of room for both. Totally personal taste on my part but just… love it, want it, don’t care that we hardly spend any time there this episode (and can’t wait till we get another look at it later).

Favorite Minor Character: Mrs. Graham. In working on my Jamie through the stones fic, I’ve gotten very attached to Mrs. Graham as a character. I also love Claire’s surprise when she realizes that Mrs. Graham is one of the “druids” dancing at Craigh na Dun. She’s just one of those characters I really wish we could have more time with in the series as a whole. 

Favorite Scene, Favorite Book-to-Screen Adaptation Moment: Frank’s encounter with Jamie’s ghost. One scene, two favorites. This is the scene I go back to and rewatch over and over and over. The lighting, the perspective, the sound mixing/editing… I just love everything about this scene. And it’s a scene I’ve enjoyed analyzing so much in the book. That you can see Frank watching Jamie watching Claire: Frank’s attention on Jamie and the fact that he is watching his [Frank’s] wife; Jamie’s complete absorption in watching Claire fighting with the curls he loves to much. The haunting way he just vanishes when Frank turns and the lightning illuminating Frank briefly before all the power in the square goes out just emphasizes the significance of that moment so subtly and so well.

Favorite Costume: Claire’s night gown. I’m not a huge fan of the 1940′s costumes - I find the 18th century costumes more impressive but we don’t see too many of them this episode. This costume is also one of the most “traditionally” feminine costumes Claire wears. A lot of her 1940′s dresses have sleek lines but this flows and billows. 

Favorite Music Moment: Claire gets shot at (Fallen Through Time on Volume 1 of the Outlander Soundtrack). I am addicted to television and film scores and the music for Outlander is definitely up there on my list of all time favorites (seriously, at least a third of my iPod is instrumentals from soundtracks - about 2 days worth of music). The transition in this scene as Claire stumbles around the woods trying to figure out what just happened to being shot at by the Red Coats is perfected by the shift in the music from quiet and innocuous to loud and raucous (courtesy of some amazing bagpipes and drums/bodhran). 

Favorite Jamie and Claire Moment: Cocknammon Rock. It’s after they’ve been riding for a while - Claire has already fixed his shoulder which has earned her a few points with Jamie - and when she mentions the Red Coats’ preference for Cocknammon Rock as an ambush point, Jamie doesn’t hesitate to believe and trust her word. He alerts Dougal immediately and when Dougal basically asks, “are you sure?” Jamie takes one look and Claire and asserts, “yeah, he’s sure.” Then Dougal gives the order and Jamie promptly dumps Claire off the horse and breaks free of the belt she used to bind his arm to his side. 

Favorite Line, Favorite “This wasn’t in the book” Part: “On your horse soldier.” Another two-fer. I love this line that wasn’t in the book, so much so, it’s my favorite in the episode. Seeing Claire in action at the beginning of the episode when the war ended balances nicely with this line (and scene of her healing in action) at the end. They’re scenes when her mask/facade drops completely - no polite smiles or wary/guarded looks, just Claire at her most competent. The scene passes from Claire cursing at Jamie in frustration through the more somber and serious hint from Jamie about just how dangerous BJR is and ending it with this more light-hearted, mildly affectionate, but respectful note adds to the understanding that has begun to develop between Jamie and Claire. 

Favorite Performance Honorable Mention: Sam Heughan. Claire may not be consciously aware of Jamie’s feelings for her for a while but his falling for her occurs hard and fast - both on the page and on the screen. The ability to capture in that one glance what I tend to think of as Jamie’s enlightenment about his feelings, could not have been easy but there it is, broadcast for all to see. Jamie is entirely hers in that single moment by the roadside as she curses him for being too stubborn to admit he was hurt and needed help (basically, Jamie in a nutshell).