still a good show though

okay hear me out: 

you know those photo series that are like “In The Running For The Next Spiderman/Young Han Solo/Bachelor/Prince Eric/Property Brother”

and it’s just like nine generically handsome brunet white men that might all be Henry Cavill or might all be Matt Bomer or might all be the photogenic runner guy from 2012 for all we know but it’s impossible to tell because they are just so generic?

and you know how nobody really remembers what Moist von Lipwig (slash Albert Spangler where applicable) actually looks like, they just remember the gold hat, or the glasses, or the bountiful ear hair?

what I want is an adaptation where Moist, whenever he’s being an anonymous face or The Man in the Golden Suit or Albert Spangler, is played by a series of generically handsome brunet white men who are swapped out shot-to-shot.

Okay, okay, okay, so hold the fuck up. I just noticed that this scene (with lips staring and smiling) from season promo, at wich we all collectively died

(credits to @natashabucks, stolen from here )

was supposed to be in episode 3. There’s even a promo picture of this exact moment:

And there were no such thing in the episode? I feel so robbed. I demand all the deleted scenes to be delivered to me after season is over. You heard me @abc

New description for an upcoming Tangled the Series EP, Under Raps: “Rapunzel discovers that Cassandra has a crush on a mysterious visitor from out of town.”

Disney TVA, please don’t take the easy way out and have this visitor be a man, I’m begging you

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Then and Now | Waldemar Edition

bonus: some things never change

  • Me: here are my reasons why I don't think DEH was an exceptionally good show, especially compared to CFA and Comet
  • Them: have you considered: DEH is important to me?

so they’re gonna ignore kira and scira just like they ignored malia and stalia? lmao

And another thing: people who don’t appreciate Benjamin Linus as one of the most well-written characters in all of TV history are a type of people I don’t want to understand anyway because… obviously he’s not a good person but as a character who brings in so much interpersonal dynamics with the other characters that there are moments when the whole weight of the entire show lies on Michael Emerson’s shoulders and oh boy does he carry it!

what I’m trying to say is: I don’t get people who don’t knwo the difference between “if this was a real person they’d be a pretty big asshole” versus “that multi-facetted character is very well written and even tho I don’t agree with his decisions I am aware that stories need antagonists and that antagonists are much more interesting if they are morally ambigious instead of it being a black/white issue”

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From the script for the undone musical “Sappho” episode titled “Last Dance,” written by the amazing Melissa Good.

The whole premise of the episode being that Xena and Gabrielle get commissioned by Aphrodite help a couple of couples find love again, including Sappho (played by Renee) and her partner Morai (played by Lucy). X and G go to the island of Lesbos posing as their lookalikes while Aphrodite has sent Sappho and Morai away on a romantic vacation.
Things get a little complicated when Sappho and Morai return and the classic Xena lookalike chaos ensues, now doubled with Gabby also having a twin of her own.
In the dramatic final act, our soulmates share a very beautiful moment in the form of a deep, sincere and passionate kiss.

Please tell me why this episode was never made?

And also, if the reboot doesn’t bring this script back somehow, maybe sans the lookalikes and have Renee and Lucy playing the older Sappho and Morai?

potatoes-tomatoes  asked:

This is a p long Ed edd n eddy ramble, brace yourself lol: I’ve really tried to like eddy as a character throughout the series. But the more episodes I see the more upset I am at how cruel, uncaring, selfish and greedy eddy is. I’ve noticed he hardly cares about ed or edd unless its extreme (and even then, sometimes he won’t do anything) or he is manipulated into caring via compensation. There are few instances where he gives into legitimate guilt, but they’re rarer than they should be.

Don’t Rain on My Ed really nailed at how terrible eddy really is, especially to Double D. The entire episode builds up tension between edd and eddy, and I was really intrigued to see where it was going. Edd makes it clear more than I’ve seen in the series so far as to how eddy disregards consequences or his friends to impulsively indulge in whatever pleases him at the moment.

  Pt3: This continues as eddy abandons ed and edd to clean up their scam, and once again abandoning edd to the kanker sisters. And (to my frustration which I’ll later explain in more detail) edd aids eddy and still stays by him. 
Then the pivotal moment in the episode-the chicken crossing- highlights where eddy’s priorities stand, and it’s utterly heartbreaking. 



0t4: ’ll give the crew credit, I was honestly unsure as to whether eddy would either rescue edd and risk losing the jaw breakers or leave him. It’s rare for the trope of “will they won’t they x” to actually be convincing, and I believe it tied together the heavier atmosphere of the episode. 


Pt5: Now, It could be argued that eddy at least is concerned for edd’s well being since he takes up a good portion of the final minutes caught between two options, but I think that at this point in the episode, it’s hardly a plausible argument given the evidence for eddy’s behavior. 


6 (I think? I lost count lol) 
So, eddy’s greed wins out, and he makes a break for the jawbreakers (which are rightfully denied to him). 
This episode, I believe, was meant to bring out how eddy is always ready to leave behind his friends or drag them across the mud as he pursues his ambitions, and Im glad that edd more often berates eddy for doing so, but… gah!! I want him to DO something about it rather than just tell him off!

So here’s my question: why the hell does Edd even stay with the eddy? 
Going back to my statement about edd always ready to jump back in and help edd, I really want to know why double d even stays when eddy clearly abandons him. It doesn’t help that the very next episode, eddy straight up says to edd’s concerns, “what’s that?? I think that’s the sound of no one caring!”

Edd is clearly capable of spending his time in a more productive manner and healthier company if he stopped hanging out with eddy. Ed, on the other hand, is a very dear friend to edd, and often stays by edd and shares his sentiment…at least to the best of his abilities given his impaired intellect. Edd is also well aware that the scams eddy likes to pull off are morally wrong, and I become frustrated when double d routinely criticizes eddy’s actions but still goes with him.

. Really, all he does is claim “he’s so stubborn” on jumps in right as the scam backfires to say “I find you so”. n fact, I’ll even go as far as to ask what does Edd even SEE in Eddy? Eddy’s flaws clearly outrank the good, as we see he displays his crueler, greedier nature more often than not. I think also, (besides the love of jawbreakers) they have nothing in common.

Last one!: Polar opposites doesn’t mean a friendship is impossible, but given edd and eddy’s attitudes towards each other most of the time, their clashing personalities strain their relationship rather than compliment each other. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my rant, I know you’re well versed in the show so please correct me if my interpretation is wonky. This has been something I’ve been fighting myself over :p


So this is a pretty common takeaway from the series, and while I rarely feel I’m able to dissuade anyone who feels that way, I’ll give it yet another shot!

Ed, Edd n Eddy has a deceptively consistent continuity. The key timeline it follows is 5 months, beginning when the Eds start being harassed by the Kankers in June and ending with Eddy overpowering the Kankers in October (and then the specials, season 6 and the movie expand the world beyond that timeline, a little less clearly connected to the main series due to the specials being made in a pretty random order). The main story of the series is focused on different types of child abuse, how it creeps up in more ways than kids can notice, the damage it does to developing personalities, and finally the demonization and lack of empathy children receive after the damage has been done.  The Kankers are made the foreground of that abuse, but it is important to take in the background information we get about the Eds’ families and the townspeople, and then to also factor in that each season turns more characters into the Eds’ bullies, until the Eds are completely alone in the world and forced to bicker among themselves.  This eventually leads us to the movie, which doubles down on these themes by literally cutting the Eds off from everyone, taking a long hard look at the ways Eddy fronts to avoid talking about the abuse in his life, and then finally revealing the previously unspoken physical abuse he received from his brother as an infant.

Late season 3-mid season 5 have issues with the show clearly favoring Edd over Eddy. Despite Edd making most of the same mistakes as Eddy in other episodes, the most memorable stories are spent going above and beyond to make Edd’s side perfectly reasonable, while Eddy’s side is insanely unreasonable.  It got frustrating to watch, and the show would also sweep Ed’s bad behavior under the rug in favor of spotlighting Eddy’s, making it hard to understand how Eddy could ever be perceived as moral if even the “nice” characters were low-key jerks. But at the end of season 5, the focus on Eddy’s downhill spiral pays off in two ways: 1. ‘Smile for the Ed’ and other later episodes finally bring it to Ed and Edd’s attention that everyone in the town targets Eddy specifically without provocation, AND 2. ‘A Fistful of Ed’ has Eddy finally reaching the boiling point of his built up rage and he scares away the Kankers, saving his friends. For the episodes leading into the movie, Eddy starts reclaiming his season 1 dignity (back when he was frequently the only Ed shown to have any interest in protecting the other two, and would even be portrayed as the only one with social skills) and Eddy maintains that positive role with his friends as they start turning the tables on their many antagonists, until the movie deems it necessary to show how his season 3-5 behavior was the result of denial over his brotherly abuse.  Late season 5-season 6 makes painstaking efforts to show how Eddy was a good kid at the beginning of the show and still wanted to be that good kid at the end of the show, even though their cruel surroundings had driven him to misbehave.

For me, the history of loving support Eddy showed them prior to his depression arc and the guilt they should feel for treating him with less empathy than each other are reasons enough for Ed and Edd to care about seeing Eddy through.  Not to mention Eddy is openly suicidal.  But as for specifically rationalizing why EDD keeps coming back to the Eds prior to getting the apology he deserves in the movie, I think Edd is smart enough to see the recurring themes of abuse.  Deep down, Edd knows there must be something psychological he isn’t seeing about his friends’ lives, something troubling that explains their behavior.  When Bro exposes the truth at the end of the show, I think Edd’s sudden bravery partially stems from finally having closure in knowing why Eddy needs his help.

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Honorable Dad Mention: Ben 10,000


So I remember talking to @brenneko last week about putting Ben 10,000 on here. Again, I don’t know about the multi-universe lines that this show followed to explain the different canons but I’m going to try to roll with what I remember.

For someone who was a massive little shit as Ben, he ended up being a great character as an adult and having a kid. I remember after this that when Kevin’s son asked if he was going to be locked up with his dad, Ben ends up adopting him as well.

So for what it’s worth, they actually wrote a really good episode right here

Warped Tour

Characters: Kellin Quinn

Band: Sleeping With Sirens

Anonymous asked: Can you write one with Kellin Quinn where the reader is his girlfriend and while at Warped Tour, she has a panic attack while he’s on stage? Also, this is sorta specific but can he call the reader kitten at one point?

A/N: Sooo, I haven’t written any imagines in forever, and I apologize for that! I can’t make any promises as to how often I’ll be posting imagines, but feel free to keep sending in requests to give me some inspiration :) also i just went to my first warped tour on saturday (which was sooo fun!!) so hopefully i’ll make this as accurate as possible

You took a sip from your water bottle as you looked down at the schedule in your hands.

You were at Warped Tour, supporting your boyfriend Kellin Quinn. Sadly, you didn’t have any friends from the town you were in, so you were by yourself most of the day.

Sleeping With Sirens would be performing at 5:45. It was almost 5:20 now, so you decided to make your way to Shark Stage in order to get a good spot in the crowd.

August Burns Red was scheduled to play before SWS, but when you got to Shark Stage, you could already tell from the mass of SWS shirts that fans had already showed up.

For the rest of August Burns Red’s set, you joined in with the crowd and jumped along to their songs, showing an appropriate amount of excitement. When the set ended and the crowd began to clear out, though, you pushed your way towards the front of the crowd.

You stood among sweaty fans for nearly another 20 minutes before you heard screams. You looked up and grinned when you saw Kellin running out onto the stage, smiling.

His eyes scanned the crowd, looking for you. When he saw you his smile grew wider, and he gave you a small wave. Then, he began to sing.

At first, nothing was going wrong. You were usually fine with crowds, but apparently today was different. You started to freak out at people pushed and shoved you among everyone else, and you could feel your heart racing.

“I-I need help,” you shouted above the noise to the girl next to you.

She looked over at you, her eyes widening when she realized what was going on. “Okay, right, um let’s go this way,” she said, taking your arm and pulling you behind her.

You put your hand over your mouth, trying to calm your breathing. You looked up at the stage and saw Kellin watching you with concern in his eyes. He was still singing, though, being sure to give everyone a good show. You tore your eyes away from him, embarrassed that he was seeing you like this.

The girl finally pushed her way through the crowd, and you were right behind her. She led you to a nearby tree, making you sit under the shade. “Just keep breathing,” she told you, crouching down next to you. “Try to forget the crowd.”

You followed her instructions, and eventually you got your breathing back to normal. “I’m sorry that you had to miss the show,” you apologized. “You didn’t have to stay with me.”

“Oh, I would feel bad leaving you hear by yourself. Besides, I’ve seen them perform so many times,” she waved off your apology.

“What’s your name?” you asked, reminding yourself to tell Kellin about her.

“Lexi,” she smiled. “What’s yours?”

Before you could reply, you heard your name being called. Your head snapped up and you saw Kellin jogging towards you, body guards at his side in case fangirls tried to get to him.

“Oh wow, you’re y/f/n y/l/n!” Lexi exclaimed, putting her hand over her mouth. “I didn’t even recognize you!”

“Kitten, are you okay?” Kellin asked when he reached you. “What happened?”

“Sorry, the crowd got to me and I had to step away,” you sighed. “Lexi, here, helped me, though.”

“Thank you,” Kellin turned toward Lexi, smiling. “Do you want a picture or something?”

Lexi nodded excitedly and took a picture with Kellin. You thanked her one more time before she walked away, wishing the two of you the best.

“She was nice,” you stated. “I should have gotten her twitter or something…”

“Are you seriously okay, y/n?” Kellin wondered. “You’ve never been bothered by crowds before.”

“Yeah, that’s why I’m confused…but I’m fine, I promise,” you replied, smiling up at him.

“Good,” he said, nodding and kissing you briefly before saying, “Now let’s go enjoy the rest of the day.”

hey hey if you haven’t already, you should check out my cover of This Is Gospel

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//tfw you get a sudden load of nostalgia from this blog.

remember when I first started here?

yeah me neither.