Okay but Hal dying a couple of years after Barry's death (no parallax dramas etc) but he's at peace because he will finally be greeted by Barry on the other side only to find out that they can't be together because Barry isn't in 'Heaven', he's in the Speed Force so there won't be a happy afterlife for them JUST THINK ABOUT IT
Hal blinks and stares at the endless light grey world around him. Everything is soft and quiet and he can’t help but smile at how calm everything is. The last thing he remembers is fighting and pain but this, this was peaceful and reassuring.
“Mom! Jack! Tom! Oh my God, Dad! You’re here! I made it!” He genuinely smiles which is something he doesn’t think he’s done in such a long time. He’s overwhelmed with emotions and relief.
“Son I’ve missed you so much I’m so sorry I left everyone at such a young age but I’m proud of the man that you’ve become.” Crying and hugging ensues until he pulls away in excitement.
“Guys, where’s Barry! He’s gotta be up here too, right?” How is that even a question, if anyone deserved to be happy after death it was Barry.
No one says anything. They all look at him with a sorry expression and Tom places a hand on his shoulder. No. That doesn’t make sense. Barry is the best person he knew, he had a heart of gold and never stopped giving to the world. How could he not be here? He had to be-
“He’s not here Hal. He was never here. I’m-” Tom looks down and whispers “I’m so sorry.”
Hal’s stops breathing, tears start to swell in his eyes and before he knows it he’s falling. His heart full of the same regret he felt all those years ago when he saw the person he loved the most disappear before him. He didn’t save him.
He never saved him.
His mind repeated this as Hal continued to fall. The soft comforting world was dissolving
around him, his family and friends were left behind and all he could feel was misery and regret.
Too much regret. He was leaving the angelic world and falling head first into purgatory.
A slight glimmer of hope shined in his heart as he thought maybe, just maybe he’d find Barry there. Because Hal will never stop searching.
Ooo, way to go straight for the controversial one, Stars. XD
Okay, first, disclaimer: shippers gonna gonna, and you go and like whatever ship your heart desires, even if it’s whatever ship(s) I discuss get angry about below. We can agree to disagree! But here we go.
Mary and whatshisname (in the last season) from Downton Abbey. The car guy that she marries at the end.
Look, the main problem is that she and Matthew were achingly perfect, and I know, I know, Dan Stevens decided to move on and the only real way to get Matthew out of the show was to *do what they did*, and I know no one was ever going to be good enough for Mary after Matthew.
BUT [spoiler alert] Matthew literally died in a car accident. And she broke down with perfectly real, legit concerns about getting involved with a guy who races cars for a living in a time when that is like, SUPER, super dangerous. But everyone just like, talked her out of it? And talked her into being with the guy? Which not only makes zero sense with Mary’s character, it made no sense for everyone else to be trying so hard to sell her on this guy??
Rule of thumb for writers and characters and romance: if everyone has to constantly talk about how right two characters are for each other but I cannot feel it from the two characters in question, you’re doing it wrong.
While I get some things they tried to do (she definitely needs someone who challenges her, agreed), it was Not Right from the beginning. She was constantly hesitant and unsure and it came off like everyone else “knew better” and pushed her into the relationship with the guy, which is not at all in line with the Mary we grew to know.
SHE DESERVED SO MUCH BETTER.
(Other ships I thought of: Alex/Izzie (Grey’s Anatomy) - though I blame fandom and writing “twists” for that one; Ted/Robin (HIMYM) - blame the finale only; Kylo/Rey (Force Awakens) - blame certain corners of fandom)
this years holocaust remembrance day is very important, given the current political climate. take today to remember the horrifying acts committed against jewish and romani people. take today to recognize the beginning of those same acts forming against PoC in america today. take today to resist those in power however you see fit, and after today, dont stop resisting. i am a jew still personally affected by the holocaust even 2 generations later. every jew is affected by the shoah, but there is a special pain to know what happened to your own family. or worse, not knowing what happened to the unknown people you see in old family photographs. we as a people will never be the same. remember the holocaust today. dont let this happen again.
<b>Yurio:</b> One time when I was little, I had a crush on a guy in my figure skating class, but I didn't know how to deal with it so I just wrote him a note that said "Get off my ice rink."<p/><b>Otabek:</b> So you're the one that gave me that note...<p/></p>