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Martin Freeman from year to year, I simply love how he immersed himself into his characters, not only he looks different, his whole persona simply changed. (Or maybe it’s just me that think so, lol)

He’s getting sexier every year too, I’m totally obsessed with that silver mane of his in startup, meow. 

Too bad he cut it short again

Sorry for the picture spam :(

fma characters and their instagrams
  • maes hughes: actual worst offender of instagram. posts at least ten pictures a day of his daughter elicia. uses a thousand hashtags of the syllable "cute". gracia is ALWAYS his #womancrushwednesday. but will also post pics of his friends and team members, including some #throwbackthursdays of his time at the academy with roy. mostly pics of his family though.
  • roy mustang: tries to be really artistic. a damn solid amount of selfies when he's dressed to the nine. pics of madame christmas' bar. but also pics of his team in and out of headquarters. definitely pictures of edward whenever he's ranting and screaming, always with #shortpeopleproblems. there are sneaky pictures of riza when she isn't paying attention. always posts a picture of riza when she's out of uniform, no matter what. only used #wcw twice: once with riza who everyone "OOOHED" at and once with olivier armstrong which almost got him killed.
  • riza hawkeye: doesn't use it as often, but when she does it's almost always pictures of black hayate. loves taking pictures of the cutest dog ever. selfies that rebecca enforced on her and who tagged them as #wcw in comments. sometimes pics of her firing range score sheets. sweet pictures of the team, including ed and al. she also takes stealth photos of roy whenever he's slacking, napping, or procrastinating and then tags them as #gettoworksir. has a video of roy sitting in his office trying to get the perfect selfie that seems like everyone in amestris has liked.
  • alphonse elric: so many cat pictures, takes a picture of every cat he sees and posts it. probably known online as the #travelingcatphotographer. also a lot of pictures of ed, winry, and aunt pinako. does a lot of #tbt of when they were kids. posts a lot of pictures of food that he can't wait to try when he has his body back. plenty of pics of mei, ling, and lan fan with #missyouguys. he's got a lot of pics of ed sleeping on textbooks. when he gets his body back, he posts a lot of recovery and therapy pics (some with havoc). once in xing, a lot of selfies with mei and nature pics. actual sweetest instagramer.
  • edward elric: a lot of books. pictures of his research strewn across tables. a lot of photos of al and winry. as years pass, more pictures of winry come up. randomly forced pics of him with ling/greedling. pics of formations he's created with alchemy. his favorite are humiliating pictures that he's taken of roy tagged as #colonelbastard with roy demanding to be untagged. when he and winry marry and have kids, he posts about an embarrassing amount of pics of his family, though not rivaling hughes.
  • winry rockbell: too much automail. about as bad with pictures of automail as hughes is with pics of his daughter. plenty of bright and grinning selfies with all her friends, including ed, al, paninya, gracia and elicia hughes, all her customers in rush valley, and more. super bubbly and bright. also takes pics of anything she bakes and tags al. plenty of #tbt with pics of her, ed, and al, along with her parents.
  • jean havoc: second to worst offender when it comes to the use of #wcw. seems to be a different girl every month, not for lack of trying. truly tries to be romantic and sweet with his captions and pics. so many work out selfies but he looks good lbr. artistic smoking pics. lots of pics with the other team members which he tags as #themustanggang. #tbt pics of him and breda in their academy days. always posts a pic of him and riza after an undercover mission is fully completed. rebecca catalina is the only woman to be his #wcw consistently.
  • heymans breda: always posts pics of when he's playing a strategic game with captions like #comeatmebro so he can challenge random people. embarrassing pictures of havoc who complains. somehow always able to take pics of fuery when he's blushing. pictures of the bomb ass food he's about to eat.
  • kain fuery: posts a pic every time he gets some new techno gear. complete nerd about technology and unashamed. also takes the most cute and sweet moments of #team mustang. captures some potentially disastrous yet fond photos of roy and riza. good amount of smiling selfies with everyone or of him with his tech. also has a lot of pictures of black hayate when he dogsits.
  • vato falman: lots of books, which he always tags the author and title and gives a short summary. posts pics of the team when they're looking their most calm. mysterious photos of kids that look like him but never has any captions or tags. at briggs, he sporadically posts pics of the snow with tags like #ispywithmylittleye... and #tbt to when he was with team mustang, but then slowly starts posting pics with the briggs crew.
  • olivier armstrong: doesn't have a single photo of her family, so for a picture of her with her sisters. never takes selfies, except when she gets a promotion so she can tag it as #suckitmustang. mostly just pictures of her briggs men hard at work or of the wall itself. she doesn't even follow her brother on instagram.
  • alex armstrong: worse than havoc with work out pictures. all of his selfies are shirtless. uses the #armstrongfamilytradition tag a crap ton. a gajillion pictures of his family and his team members, including maria ross and denny brosh looking highly uncomfortable. so many pics of him hugging people while shirtless. all his pics seem to shine. maybe uses the filters too much.
  • ling yao: always posts about food, every food he eats, wherever he goes. does #tbt pics of food. posts a lot of embarrassing pics of lan fan that she demands to be taken down. always seems to be grinning. has some silly pics of him and edward getting into it. posts pictures of xing and his family. after returning to xing, has pics of him being emperor and even pictures with may. more pictures of lan fan.
  • may chang: at first a lot of pictures of "the fullmetal alchemist" which were taken using photos that don't give a good view of him. plus a lot of smiling pictures of her and xiao-mei. during her travels, posts pics of her with her new amestrian friends, though never doctar marcoh because he asks her not to and only of scar after everything is over. plenty of pictures of alphonse. once back in xing, a lot of #tbt pics of her time in amestris and her old friends. new pics of her and ling, though never of lan fan. when al comes to xing, almost all of her pics are of their adventures and studying together with xiao-mei.

secretlycrazyhummingbird  asked:

If you write me a ficlet for reading your tags I'd watch a Dutch soccer team to see those women

Okay so not really a ficlet, more a one shot, sorry


“Draco can you help me out?” Neville the next door neighbour stuck his head around the corner of his kitchen and looked pleading at Draco, who was baking muffins for no reason other than that he had nothing better to do.

“No.” Was his direct and resolute answer. He already knew what the round faced man was about to ask and he knew he wouldn’t do it. Never again. Not after he’d barely escaped with his skin still intact last time. Not to mention his best leather jacket had been absolutely ruined and neither Theo nor his husband had bought him a new one yet.

“But Theo promised to deliver it today!” Neville sounded a tad desperate, but Draco couldn’t care less. The motorbike business Theo ran these days was fun, since it meant Draco could try out the newest models for free, but that aspect didn’t weigh up to the fact that Theo kept asking him to do bike deliveries. That almost never ended well since the wizarding world still hated him so much that he couldn’t even go to diagon alley without getting heavy curses thrown at his head.

“But these people don’t hate you. They really don’t. Please?” Draco shook his head dismissively. Theo had said the exact same thing about the last delivery and that had ended far from well. He wasn’t risking his last proper leather jacket just because Theo didn’t feel up to delivering the thing himself.

“But Draco you know I can’t ride those things and Theo’s really under the weather. I don’t want him to go out when he feels like this.” Draco sighed and turned around. A lethal move and he knew it, because Neville loved Theo so much watching the pair of them together was so sweet it made your teeth hurt. Even he couldn’t refuse the pleading puppy eyes of Neville Longbottom-Nott.

“He’s really sure they don’t hate me?” Draco did not accidentally brush over the burn scar on his collarbone he’d gotten some months back when someone had thrown acid at him. Neville gave him and apologetic smile and pulled him into a hug as he told him that yes Theo was one hundred percent positive this time.

“Still not a hugger Neville.” Draco said as he awkwardly patted the man on the back.

“And yet you never push me away and always hug back.” Neville let go of him to look him in the eye. “I don’t buy that though guy act of yours for a second.”

Draco rolled his eyes and pushed Neville away from him. “Go off to that dying husband of yours you prick. And leave the keys and address for the bike on the table of you will.”

“Already did.” Neville answered before leaving Draco alone with his muffins. He must be insane for trying this again, and yet… And yet Draco refused to let his past keep him from helping out a friend. Besides, after the haircut he’d gotten the day before he very much doubted people would even recognize him. He looked a completely different person now, with the deep purple hair that nearly reached his butt.

Maybe he’d even like the trip.


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Stabler-centric thoughts on Ep 18x13

Transformation complete. From Nu Munch to Nu Stabler, in just 13 episodes!

:D

Seriously though, surprisingly long post ahead: (I would cut it down, but I don’t have the time or the patience)

Carisi-centric thoughts on Ep 18x13 

First things first: what the fuck happened to Barba’s chocolates? Biggest disappointment of the night. The official SVU account is not to be trusted.

Overall thoughts

Decent episode. It had some issues*, but it was reasonably, well, not terrible. Probably a little above average for Season 18’s standards. 

*starting with the issues, to get them out of the way: too much rapist(s), not enough victim. We got to see if the rapist (the first rapist) was “okay” with a plea for rape 2, and he “admirably” said he deserved that punishment, but we never got to see if the victim was okay with that. We never got to see the victim again, period. We don’t know if and how she is coping. She was a total afterthought. We did see the other victims, during the trial, but that was just to poke holes in their stories. It seems that’s the only reason we ever see a victim, in S18. Not to see how they can overcome their rape as survivors, but to make them appear unreliable for the sake of plot twists.

Anyway.

Barba thoughts

I joke about Sonny going from Munch to Stabler, but I’m not joking when I say that Barba is going from Cabot to Novak. Seriously, Barba went from fierce and flawless Ice Queen Alexandra Cabot, who won every case and didn’t give a shit, to earnest but messy Casey Novak, a half-decent lawyer who loses every other case but it’s okay because we love her. and i do love her :’)

Barba doesn’t really lose cases, but he never wins them on his own merits (with the sole exception of Making a Rapist, when he got the mother’s testimony on the stand, about 7 years ago, when that episode aired). It’s always Liv, saving the day. Even in episodes which are spent mostly in the courtroom, there are no legal victories. No big moment in which Barba argues the fuck out of a case. He just utters a few snarky tidbits like “Bunny,” so we can all admire Raul’s sass, and then he loses (like he lost the motion about confidentiality) or he wins because of something Liv did.

Has Barba gone soft, not to mention less competent, on purpose, or is this poor characterization? that’s a rhetorical question btw

The Legal Side of SVU

Why does this season waste all these semi-interesting cases? Why did we spend the entire rape trial debunking the victim statements, instead of watching Barba argue the law? I was expecting the “rape gene” theory to figure more heavily into the trial, but it never did. Why not? Why waste that opportunity?

The earlier scene with the minister on the stand, that was way more fun to watch (mostly because it didn’t involve victim-blaming). Why do all these cases, which could be considered vague (and therefore exciting) from a legal standpoint, get reduced to arguing the boring facts, like a suspect’s height? Same thing happened with Imposter, an episode which could have been a million times more interesting, if only it had focused on the law.

For instance, Sonny suggested another case offscreen, and Barba dismissed it offscreen, and we never got to find out what it was. Why bother introducing legally murky cases if you’re not going to bother presenting the arguments? Rick Eid is a lawyer, but I can barely tell from watching. He only scrapes the surface. I’m a much younger lawyer, and totally inexperienced when it comes to criminal law, and I still routinely come up with, like, three more things Barba could have done or said in each episode.

But, in fairness, I do have to say the minister/confidentiality theory, as well as the AA comparison, that was actually smart. It was the only unique touch in terms of plot, and they even set it up well, with the prayer, or whatever that was, as Rollins and Carisi were surveilling the group on that earlier scene. That raised my expectations, as did Barba’s argument that the guy was a only being a minister as a hobby (now that’s a fun argument to make!), so the return to mundane victim blaming later on disappointed me even more.

On to Sonny:

Sonny’s Temper

I’ve said it before (and used the SpongeBob gifs to illustrate it), but there is nothing in Sonny’s characterization this season that could be viewed as an organic progression of the Sonny from Seasons 16 and 17. Nor has there been anything plot- or character-related which would justify such a stark change (please no one mention Dodds unless you want to make me laugh).

When is the last time Sonny cracked a smile that wasn’t sarcastic? Remember when Amaro was the angry stereotype, and he’d argue with Barba or Amanda, and Sonny would try to defuse the situation with a joke? Now Sonny has picked up the mantle of Angry Cop. Which, I mean… Sonny, gurl, if Amanda freakin’ Rollins has to scold you about being insubordinate to your superiors, that means you’ve taken it about eighteen steps too far (wait, do the writers remember how she used to talk back to Liv and Dodds? Probably not.)

Sonny and Empathy

Where? 👀 Shouldn’t Sonny have talked to that Will kid more gently? Instead of saying “I’m not a priest or a shrink, just gimme the information, goddammit”? Sonny usually cozies up to perps. This kid wasn’t even a criminal, and Sonny was treating him aggressively, when it was obvious he was fragile and would probably respond better to a milder approach. Which brings me to:

Sonny and Continuity

Sonny told Will (still in a very pointed way, when I was expecting a more casual, if not cordial approach) that the “next” rape “will be on him,” if he didn’t testify. Might that be a callback to Sonny’s own guilt, since he believes the fact his bully murdered someone is “on him”? Even though that’s wrong? And it was extra wrong to lay that kind of a guilt trip on this Will kid? Or did the writers forget about Sonny’s past already?

The Barisi Corner

Barba gave Sonny a sassy look! Because Sonny over-explained a legal matter to show off! And then he sarcastically thanked Sonny! Classic S16 material. We are blessed!

“I don’t care about Barba”

Seriously though, Sonny said “I don’t care about Barba”, meaning he cares about the case more, or about the victim, even if that means making a colleague mad. And that’s fair, especially in the heat of the moment. But this is coming a week after Barba’s secret is (almost?) revealed, at least according to the original production order. What can we deduce from that?

I’d like to think (the old) Sonny would be more considerate when talking to a colleague who had recently been compromised, or gone through some type of emotional hardship. So, maybe Barba’s secret never actually comes out? Maybe we learn it, as the audience, but it doesn’t go public, so Barba ends up worrying over nothing?

Barba obviously doesn’t lose his job, so maybe no one finds out (other than Liv, of course, because from that promo we know she tells Barba about the hacker). What if Sonny doesn’t find out at all, and he doesn’t even get to learn Barba has a secret to begin with? Could Barba’s storyline run in parallel to the “main” case, with no other characters (other than Liv, of course) involved? That would be both disappointing (because the writers would be wasting yet another opportunity to integrate Barba and show he is a valued member of the team) and unsurprising (because, S18).

Of course there’s another option; maybe continuity is a non-factor and the writers just never bothered to write anything to further the “Barba’s secret” storyline past that one episode :D

Sonny’s Temper, Vol. 2

As Amanda noted, Sonny totally overreacted during that argument. Why would that be? Does he really think he knows better than Barba, on whether or not jurisprudence from another state is applicable or relevant? Like, that’s not an “opinion,” Sonny. And, even if it were, it’s Barba’s opinion which defines the prosecution’s strategy. If Sonny wants to make these decisions, he should quit the force and start prosecuting perps himself.

Which brings me to:

Sonny and the Law 

Dare I hope that’s what the argument was about? Is Sonny getting increasingly frustrated with the fact his job ends when he arrests a perp? That would be a great way to bring back his dilemma about becoming a prosecutor. This type of long-running professional frustration would perfectly explain why he snapped like that. It wasn’t about him knowing better than Barba, it was about him wishing he could be doing Barba’s job. Or even thinking he should be doing it.

Apparently, Sonny researched the case, and he came up with an idea which he presented to Barba offscreen, thinking it could save the day. That’s going above and beyond, from a cop’s perspective. And then Barba rejected his idea without a single word, also offscreen, and that pissed him off. Maybe Sonny felt underappreciated, in terms of his legal skills. He is a licensed attorney, but he is not treated as such. Problem is, he is not a prosecutor, he is a cop, and that’s how he should be treated.

So, what if Sonny’s constant sour mood is because he’s unhappy where he is? Because he wants to do more, from a different position? Maybe that’s the reason for his changed demeanor, and it will be explicitly dealt with near the end of the season. lol yes I’m reaching for the stars, Sonny’s law aspirations will probably never be mentioned again

Stray Thoughts

Greg Germann was awesome! So evil and hot. Strauss gave Buchanan a run for his money. By the way, remember when he was an ADA? lol neither do the SVU writers. Why didn’t Barba at least tease him, for switching sides? Like he did to Calhoon (except for her it was the other way around, when she advocated for that victim in that one episode). It would have taken three seconds, and it would have added context.

What’s that? Barba also had an abusive father? lol no one cares or remembers :D

Okay but, when Liv just popped up on that roof, out of fuckin’ nowhere, to deliver some angst and sell her backstory, totally overshadowing that kid? Classic Liv! (srsly tho she was great in this episode :D)

Speaking of, why didn’t we get a close-up of Sonny on that roof, after he found out about Liv’s history? He was right there! And that, too, would have taken three seconds. I was craning my neck to see his reaction, even though it was off-camera, lol. What a wasted opportunity to show how much he cares about Liv. Oh, and Amanda apparently found out offscreen (as if Liv would ever tell her, lol). This season does not give a single fuck about the squad dynamics.

Peter needs to do that botox thing people do between their eyebrows for their “11” lines, he’ll get wrinkles if he keeps frowning like that in every single one of his close-ups.

Amanda’s coats keep slaying me.

What a waste of Bill Irwin.

That first defense attorney is my fave! I wish he’d been in more scenes!