such a great cliffhanger

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

How about… Lance distracting Pidge with a kiss (which works wonders) before he shoves her into an escape pod to save her. (Think season 1 epi 10 with Allura saving Shiro)

This has been rolling around my head for weeks, as like what could make for an awesome season 3 cliffhanger, as they rescue matt and sam.

The great request by @vanlegion which took forever to deliver because I wanted to buff up my drawing skills first so I could do it justice. I have a few more requests on hold for that same reason. Also first time ever drawing two people kissing, which turned out okay-ish.

reaction compilation #93

Finally, the fate of Ribbon Kid was revealed on page 61.

Thank you!

We’re glad you think so!

Well, actually–

One of the best reactions, honestly. (You can see more guesses of who this mysterious monster is here.)

;)

Indeed. The page turned out to be a real heartstopper, huh? 

*Ba dum tss*

A femur minutes longer, and Chara may have not been so lucky.

=)

The Trouble with Ghosts: Part V

Back with more of that once-nameless Lancer-centric Danny Phantom fic! 


The Trouble with Ghosts: Lancer hadn’t realized how closely young Mr. Fenton’s school troubles–and the secrets he surely wasn’t telling his parents–were tied to ghosts until after that encounter with Phantom. (Prologue/Part IV)


If Lancer hadn’t already figured out his secret, Danny knew he would’ve blown it the minute the words were out of his mouth. He’d just…. He’d spoken before he was fully awake, actually conscious of where he was. He’d heard Lancer calling his name and responded the way he always did.

Unfortunately, Phantom wasn’t supposed to do the same thing as Fenton.

And from the look on Lancer’s face, he was still thinking that. Danny supposed there was a difference between knowing the truth and actually accepting the truth. Jazz hadn’t had that problem. What did they say, seeing is believing? She’d had the truth offered up to her with a huge heaping of proof. Scientific-minded as she could be, she probably didn’t even need all her observations of his strange behaviour she’d garnered over the previous months to see the truth for what it was.

“Sorry,” Danny muttered. “I wasn’t thinking.” He reached to undo his seatbelt until he remembered that he’d never done it up. That was rare for him—he was used to his dad driving, after all—but then again, he’d been intending to hide from his parents and everyone else in the town who didn’t know his secret and consequently had never actually sat up in the seat. Still, he was kind of surprised Lancer had let him get away with it. Adults usually harped on that sort of thing. And for good reason, he supposed, when people like Jack Fenton were on the road.

Lancer tactfully ignored Danny’s lapse, instead saying, “We’re here.”

And he thought Tucker had a thing for stating the obvious.

“It’s, um, nice,” Danny said when they were inside the small house. “Quiet, and, uh….” His eyes fell on a wall that was nearly lined with bookshelves. “Library-like,” he added lamely. Of all the stupid things to say….

Lancer smiled. “Just make yourself comfortable, Phantom.”

Danny sat down in a chair by the fireplace. “You can call me Danny if you want,” he said, more for the sake of saying something than anything else. “You already know it’s my name.” Then, quickly, “I mean, it doesn’t matter. I’m used to being called Phantom. I picked it, after all. It’s loads better than Inviso-Bill.”

Lancer chuckled. “I’d have to agree with you there, but I think I’ll stick with Phantom if you don’t mind. It’s hard to break the habit.”

“It helps to keep things straight,” Danny allowed, “between Fenton and Phantom.” He’d had to differentiate his two sides like that himself a bunch of times.

The sounds from the kitchen stopped abruptly, and then Lancer said slowly, “This has been going on for a long time, hasn’t it?”

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BEYOND THE WALL AFTERTHOUGHTS

Another episode I need to process. This time it’s not so much about Dany or any characters in particular and more about the technical choices made by the show and how it’s dragging down the whole structure.

This season has been quite baffling to me especially since it came after the highly efficient sixth season, which gave me faith that once freed from GRRM’s books, the show could actually be THIS good. Instead, I find myself quite puzzled by each episode of Season 7 - always liking but never without something irking me. The fault rests in the decision to reduce the number of episodes and cram everything up. So of course it makes for a compelling viewing experience with storylines moving much faster and characters coming together but it also accentuates two of Thrones’ biggest problems - the portrayal of time and the loss of character(s).

It’s always been a known thing that the show never cares about time consistency with characters randomly popping up everywhere in Westeros whenever it is necessary. Viewers are supposed to assume that the required amount of time has passed. But where Thrones made up for it in previous seasons is that it actually showed characters travelling while making reference to passing time. A few notable examples being Robert’s travelling north from King’s Landing to Winterfell or Arya journeying the whole of Westeros or going to Braavos. But lately and especially this season, characters seem to magically teleport when in fact they do still travel - it’s just not shown anymore. The reduced amount of episodes paired with the numerous developments crammed within even one episode really makes it hard to make the effort of remembering that time passes and that one single episode actually spans at least days if not weeks.

This season never acknowledges explicitly how much time has passed since the season opener - perhaps because if it did, it would blatantly point out its biggest flaw. But taking some time to think about time (!) might help with some of my concerns regarding this season and this latest installment in particular. Considering the time spent to travel to Dragonstone from Winterfell alone on Jon’s part, the time allowed to stay there and mine the dragonglass (By the way was the whole point of mining it to create a charged scene between Jon and Dany? That dragonglass would have been handy beyond the Wall. Just saying…), how much time a raven takes to fly across the whole continent to deliver a message and the fact that Sansa says she hasn’t heard of him in weeks (funny how there is not a SINGLE episode where she doesn’t mention him), it’s actually much more acceptable to think that feelings might have emerged between Jon and Dany rather than over the course of a few days as was first assumed. This same amount of time also really makes it easier to accept that the Northerners have grown weary of Jon’s absence because really it’s been weeks/months now.

But that’s the problem - so much time passing in so few episodes and it being not explicit creates confusion. Not to mention sometimes clear whiplash. This episode was a particularly good example of this.The first shot of Jon’s Magnificent Seven heavily implied that the group had gone far north, way beyond the Wall. So that’s at least a few days we assume. Then when all hell breaks loose, Gendry is sent back running to Eastwatch to send a raven to Dany who is still in Dragonstone. Let us all just assume that Gendry’s legs are as muscular as his arms and that he could run without stopping (!) all the way before finally collapsing right before the door to Eastwatch (how convenient). But you can’t possibly accept that the run spanned in less than one day, especially in heavy snow. That the show implies that he was back at the Wall by nightfall baffles me immensely. And that’s also assuming Gendry magically didn’t get lost - apparently he’s better at finding his way back in snowstorms than in calm seas - and that he wasn’t attacked by a wight. Why Jon and the rest didn’t go with him I still don’t quite understand but let’s just assume that they wanted to make sure one of them made it out alive to tell Dany what happened instead of them all dying together… Anyway, Gendry takes at least a full day to get back to the Wall. They send a raven to Dragonstone which takes at least another full day. Then Dany flies all across the continent to beyond the Wall. Assuming that her dragons fly very fast, I can accept that in a day or perhaps less, she makes it in time to save Jon and the rest of the band. So that’s at least several days that Jon and the band were stranded on that rock. Assuming this really sheds a new light on the battle and makes more sense than the whole thing happening over the course of one day. In a similar way, we are to assume that Jaime and Co were travelling for some time back from Highgarden for Dany to reach them on their way. I can accept that dragons fly fast but the Dothraki do not have superfast horses. With this assumption, that’s at least another day or two that Jon stayed at Dragonstone to meet Theon while Dany was away.

This very problem of pacing is why this season - while very compelling to watch - also feels rushed. Everything accelerates, racing towards the endgame and we can’t really catch a breath. Every move made is crucial not in itself but rather in advancing towards a certain point. While the whole wight hunt is important, the plan itself is very weak if not outright foolish and we could see miles away that nothing would go as planned. That Tyrion is the one behind it makes it even worse. In fact, Tyrion seems a bit at a loss when it comes to his plans this season which is a far cry from the wit we have seen during past seasons. What is his purpose if Dany never listens to him ? His schemes are intelligent and clever and it’s still buyable that he could be outdone by his own siblings but to come up with this kind of plan and have it validated by both Jon and Dany and everyone else by thinking that Cersei will come to her senses just by seeing a wight is beyond me. What was the point of Jon actually going ? Couldn’t he have sent someone (Tormund) ? Why risk the King in the North’s life for something as futile as this ? Hasn’t he said that he will protect the North as long as he can ? How is this foolish expedition protecting the North if he loses his life so recklessly (which he almost does) ? Where’s Sansa’s no-nonsense speeches when they’re the most needed ?

All in all, that single wight is captured but the whole expedition seems to have been designed specifically to bring about Viserion’s demise. It’s a rather weak plot device that just has Jon and Dany traveling Westeros back and forth and forth and back, losing a particularly formidable asset to the Enemy. The feel of past seasons where characters acted and traveled for valid reasons instead of poping up wherever the story requires them to is sorely missed. Of course, that’s just how the show goes and the loss of a dragon was something that had been expected for years now. After all, Dany could not have gone on forever unchallenged. Losing one of them was the only thing that could rock the foundations of her storyline. Even so, Viserion’s death is another example of the show’s accelerating problem. In a similar way to Season 4’s The Watchers on the Wall, the major casualty is squeezed between two scenes. Now I know that this is how Thrones works - especially this season - and perhaps it was intended as pure shock with no intention to let viewers breathe but sometimes it is beneficial to just… well… breathe. Viserion was never the focus of the attention. Drogon always was since the beginning. In fact, it’s not even explicitly said that Viserion is the one who bit the dust. Inconsistency in how his horns are depicted doesn’t help either. But his loss is nevertheless a game changer and yet we’re not given any time to mourn him that we are hit with another twist - which is him being brought back by the Night King. Had the death been placed at the very end of the episode, it would have made in my opinion a much more powerful impact like Robb and Catelyn’s deaths during the Red Wedding which were placed at the end of the Rains of Castamere episode giving us a full week to adjust and mourn before the next installment aired. Similarly, the episode here could have ended with Jon being left behind while Dany flew away and that would have made for a great cliffhanger. The finale would have opened with Benjen’s rescue and then the boat scene we saw as an epilogue, transitioning smoothly to the boatbang we’re all expecting. With the final scene of the season being all but known at this point, Viserion’s turning - while exciting to watch - would be rendered useless and this final scene would have more than made up for it, accomplishing the same purpose of showing Viserion’s transformation. That the show does not even take the time to name its major casualty during this episode really speaks volumes on how it is intent on going forward and put the focus on the story rather than its characters. Really how easy would it have been to have Dany utter Viserion’s name ? Not necessarily during her rather quiet reaction to his death - not what I had in mind but as equally sad and beautiful and probably the first time this season we are shown genuine emotion on her part; it’d be interesting to compare Dany’s supposed fiery temperament and her “cold” reaction to her child’s death, to Robb (supposedly a child of ice) reacting with a much more heated behavior when he learnt of his father’s death, admittedly the kind of reaction I was expecting from Dany - but couldn’t she have mentioned him during her whole epilogue with Jon ?

That’s the problem with Thrones lately. Yes, it is visually and technically impressive. But storywise ? Not so much. The Spoils of War was the first exemple of this. Unfortunately, try to look past the spectacle in terms of visuals and you find yourself with a lot of pills to swallow. Apart from the baffling time problem, what were the odds of finding one small group of wights led by a single White Walker ? What exactly were they doing separated from the body of the army ? How easy was it that it just happened that ONE wight was probably not turned by that White Walker and all the others were ? How come it just had to be because the Hound decided he was bored and threw some stones that they all realized the lake had frozen again ? Let’s just skip over the fact that Dany arrives in the nick of time to save them all - that’s a basic rule of all TV shows. But if they showed us a very Harry Potter-esque shot of undead wights sinking in a fiery lake, then how come some were able to come up and drag poor Tormund (kudos here for having us really worried for a few seconds) ? More importantly how did they manage to wrap Viserion in chains? Must we assume that some jumped to the bottom to never return/live underwater and did the whole work and then signalled the rest above to start pulling ? Where did those chains come from anyway ?

Aside from these admittedly minor plot holes, the show’s pacing and emphasis on sheer spectacle is detrimental to its characters and that unfortunately cannot be overlooked. This is why the first part of the episode where the Magnificent Seven do nothing but walk and exchange words is one of the best parts of the episode. It’s been a long time since we had a proper character-driven scene and the show has clearly become better at large scale action sequences than at writing its own characters. Gone were the compelling quiet but ultimately oh-so important exchanges that said little but meant a lot. Here everything is said blatantly, the meaning and purpose very clear and intent on propelling the story forward (with the exception of Littlefinger who continues to babble meaningless stuff while meaninglessly wandering the corridors of Winterfell). This unfortunately means out-of-character behaviors or character misreadings on our parts. Why Jon chooses to bend the knee regardless of what he’s been saying and been told this season regarding the North’s loyalty to the North only is still up to debate. But clearly, this is not being smarter than his father or his brother.

But more than this, the Winterfell storyline is even a better example. After Jon and Sansa reunited last season, viewers were eager to see the rest of the Starks back in Winterfell. Wish granted this season. But with a twist as the siblings behave quite oddly, ranging from blank stares to downright psychopathic behavior. Starting with Bran/Three Eyed Raven who dismisses so easily poor Meera (the girl hardly gets any recognition for what’s she’s done for Bran, from him or his family for that matter), goes on to not hug one sister but hugs the other and casually triggers aforementioned sister’s PTSD. All the while not sharing crucial information about their brother/cousin and also about Littlefinger being the ultimate reason behind Ned’s death. Perhaps that could come in handy in the Sansa/Arya conflict, easily the weakest storyline of the episode and the entire season. After years apart, one would think that you could actually put your childish sisterly bickering behind and work together or at least make an effort. To have Arya act like this is so infuriating that you can’t help but wonder who on Earth thought that this was a good idea. Especially since Arya’s arguments can all easily be debunked. Why the show didn’t go the same route as Sansa and Jon who clearly exchanged their respective stories and instead chose to have Arya and Sansa not communicate baffles me. One would think that is the first thing one would do after reuniting for years. It was already irking when they reunited that Sansa didn’t mention that no she didn’t kill Joffrey but that she was the one who ended the man who took the castle. Here Arya conveniently omits the fact that she also saw Sansa screaming and trying to free herself for her father’s life when he was executed and that she spent a whole season serving Tywin Lannister - living with the enemy and choosing not to kill them all just like Sansa did. Seeing Arya go so far as threatening her own kin’s life when it was made clear last season that she wanted to retain her link to her family is out of character and even if theorists are true in speculating that she was playing a game with Sansa, it’s still a shitty move to make instead of you know… just talking and a rather weak plot device at that, placed here just for the sake of creating drama.

This leads to Sansa sending Brienne away right after Littlefinger points out that Brienne ought to take someone’s side should Arya and Sansa be pitted against each other. The show does not dwell anymore on making its characters’ minds clear. Move forward it must and it’s up to the viewers to guess what their characters are thinking. Jon, Dany, Bran and Arya have all fallen in this blank stare problem but it is even more obvious with Sansa. Because the character itself polarizes the fandom, her unreadable expressions pose more problems than other characters because viewers are more prone to misinterpret the character’s mind. Take her dismissal of Brienne this episode. Clearly, she was intent on having Brienne gone. But it’s not explicitly said why and of course, some are already saying that’s because she wants to kill Arya without Brienne interfering. That people assume Sansa would want to kill her own sister when Arya was clearly the one making threats is beyond me and shows how Sansa is misunderstood as a character. No matter how Thrones shows that she places her family above all - unlike Jon and Arya for that matter - there will always be some misconception about who this character is because of the errors she made when she was a teenager and the unfair hate she gets for it. A more proper explanation is that either she’s playing Littlefinger or that she sent Brienne away so that she wouldn’t have to hurt Arya should Arya attempt something. The most plausible one is that it was just an excuse to have Brienne magically pop up in King’s Landing next week and reunite with Jaime. Likewise, Sansa’s look on Arya and Brienne fighting in The Spoils of War could be interpreted as jealousy. But think about it and it does not make any sense. Jealousy over what ? Fighting skills ? Sansa would have no reason to be jealous of that - she’s never been one to physically fight. That’s not her place. What she showed (or rather chose to not show to Littlefinger) was probably how she was upset that her sister came back as a complete stranger who would more than likely go on the battlefield sooner than later and that yet again, her family would be scattering to the winds. Unfortunately, these interpretations are not the most easily guessed and one has to really put thoughts into it - which is more than most viewers do really.

Reducing the cast in a rather drastic move last season supposedly held more screentime for the remaining cast. While that is mostly true, the show still struggles to balance and write its still numerous characters properly. It helps that it’s able to direct most viewers’ eyes in another direction but really… where is Theon? What of Yara? What’s Euron doing ? Has Melisandre already arrived at Volantis ? Thrones remains one of the best on television right now. Unfortunately, the decision to speed up while reducing the number of episodes amplifies problems that had been so far acceptable. But for all the sheer spectacle the show now excels at, it’s not enough anymore to mask blatant pacing problems and loss of character consistency. Usually, TV shows are asked not to linger for too long. In Thrones’ case, it’s more of the opposite in that it’d be best if they just slowed down a little bit.

anonymous asked:

Hi! Is it fine if you recommend any kdrama from this year? I already watched Goblin btw >_<

Hey there! I’m so sorry for the late reply. I’ve been so busy with college and post-graduation plans. D:

I would love to recommend 2017 kdramas for you. Here a few that I recommend and they’re not in any particular order. I’ve included a brief summary of the dramas that I absolutely recommend, to help give you an idea what the drama is about. I hope you find some to your liking! 

1. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Originally posted by ohdongu

I really liked this drama! If you’re looking for a fun, quirky, and cute drama to pass your time – then this drama is perfect for that! It will not fail to make you laugh and smile. In general, I love Park Bo Young and she does an amazing job of playing Do Bong Soon. Plus, how can you pass up a drama with both Ji Soo and Park Hyung Sik as the male actors? This drama is about the heroine, Do Bong Soon, who’s born with awesome super strength that is passed down to the women in her family. On the other hand, Bong Soon wants to be an elegant and graceful woman, the ideal woman of her childhood crush In Guk Doo, unlike being unruly and brawn. Her dream is to create a video game with herself as the main character. She lands a job being the bodyguard of the CEO of a gaming company, Ahn Min Hyuk. However, one day, a series of kidnapping occur in Bong Soon’s neighborhood and she becomes determined to catch the culprit, with the help of Min Hyuk, after her friend was almost kidnapped.

2. Chicago Typewriter

Originally posted by dazzlingkai

I’ve recommended it before and I’m going to continue to recommend it because this drama highly deserves the praise. Lol… all I can say is that this drama is the definition of friendship, love, and loyalty. I freaking balled my eyes out, not because of the romance, but because of the friendship!!! This drama is about a writer who experiences a “slump” while writing his book, but two important people come into his life and help him write it… while also a bit of reincarnation and time traveling to the 1930s during the Japanese occupation in Korea. One thing that may tick you off a bit is the main guy’s temper, but after that… he’s an adorable cute floof ball entranced by love. 

3. Tomorrow With You

Originally posted by wonpilimiri

Though I never finished writing my review for this drama… I still recommend it because it has a really beautiful story. Plus, I love Shin Min A. The story is about a CEO of an estate company, Yoo So Joon, who can travel through time via riding the subway. He foresees his future self and a woman, Song Ma Rin, in a terrible accident. He decides to marry Ma Rin in order to avoid that fate. The drama is kinda slow, but the story is very well written and organized. 

4. Duel

Originally posted by kdramastuff

I’m still watching this drama, but damn is it good that it lands in my recommendation list for kdramas 2017. Probably one of the best crime and mystery dramas I’ve watched in a while! The story follows the Chief of the Crime Squad, Jang Deuk Cheon. His daughter is kidnapped and the suspect is a human clone. I haven’t seen the ending yet… but I totally recommend this drama if being on the edge of your seat and suspense is your cup of tea!

5. Queen of Mystery

Originally posted by alittledramas

Another great crime and mystery drama, “Queen of Mystery” is about a bored housewife, Yoo Seol Ok, who is passionate about solving crimes by reading mystery novels. She has always wanted to become a detective, but gave up on her dream and married her husband who is a prosecutor. But one day, she gets involved in a real case and solves it, which leads her to team with detective Ha Wan Seung. 

6. My Secret Romance

Originally posted by r-a-n-x-i-e

I have mixed feelings about this drama, lol. I enjoyed watching it, however, the main guy character’s supreme “male alpha-ness” was overbearing sometimes. Don’t get me wrong though, the main guy was really sweet; I’m a sucker for guys who “fall in love at first sight” and “head over heels” for the girl. Probably one of the best rom-com so far in 2017. The story is about a nutritionist, Lee Yoo Mi, and a director of an underwear company, Cha Jin Wook, who have a one-night stand that would change their lives forever. If you like cheesy and cute romance with the cliche drama, this is a funny drama to laugh about and pass time with a friend who is also a romantic. Lastly, the art is absolutely amazing (art goals T__T)!!! 

7. Hospital Ship

Originally posted by smittenskitten

This is the drama I’m currently watching… and I am absolutely obsessed about this drama (not only because I want to go to medical school >.>). I love the actors and actresses, but this is Min Hyuk’s FIRST LEAD ROLE!! Anyways, even if you’re not a fan of Min Hyuk, this drama is a little different from your typical drama, as it focuses more on the professional life of being a doctor. Other people have different opinions because they complain there’s not enough romance, which I argue because the romance is not the focal point of the story; it’s more about the stories of each character and their struggles in their professions. There’s actually romance, you just have to be patient. It follows a team of young doctors who travel on the hospital ship to treat patients. Particularly, a genius surgeon, Song Eun Jae, who is a strong and independent woman, joins the team after an incident at the Seoul hospital. There, she meets Kwak Hyun, a doctor of internal medicine, who is the son of the highly regarded physician known as the “Korean Schweitzer,” but he wants to become a good doctor different from his father. Overall, I think this drama is great so far with the character development, especially if you like dramas that portray a more realistic approach to the professions of the characters. This aspect is actually one thing that really annoys me sometimes in kdramas, they’ll throw in a medical profession for the main character just for convenience, but not accurately write out the profession (*coughs* The Bride of Habaek *coughs*). Please give this drama a chance, especially if you like good character development and awesome medical action! And it’s an added bonus if you love Min Hyuk and Ha Ji Won!!!! ^__^

8. Rebel: Thief of the People 

Originally posted by leejaeshins

Oh man, this drama is AWESOME! One of the best Hong Gil Dong storylines I’ve seen. Full of action, thriller scenes, and a kickass historical drama… Rebel is a must see… especially if you love historical dramas. The writing is spectacular and the characters are all well developed/written. Set during the reign of the tyrant King Yeonsangun, the story follows Hong Gil Dong who is the son of a servant who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. The story tells the journey of Hong Gil Dong becoming Joseon’s first revolutionary activist. There are 30 episodes, but trust me, you’ll wish it was longer. The plot is not your typical predictable historical dramas and will keep you on the edge of your seat. 

9. Tunnel

Originally posted by kdramastuff

This must be the year of crime and mystery kdramas!!! Tunnel is about a cop, Detective Park Gwang Ho, who enters a tunnel, in the year of 1986, chasing a killer and ends up time traveling thirty years into the future in the year of 2017. The serial killer has resumed his killings and it’s up to Gwang Ho, with Detective Kim Sun Jae and Professor of Criminal Psychology Shin Jae Yi, to catch this killer. Each episode always kept me at the edge of my seat begging for the next episode – really great and suspenseful cliffhangers! 

Special Mentions: (Dramas I’ve watched but not going to give a brief description because I’m lazy, but highly recommend them too)

  • My Only Love Song (Historical, comedy, romance): Watch this if you love Lee Jong Hyun and Gong Seung Yeon from “We Got Married”
  • Circle: Two Worlds Connected (Crime/mystery, comedy, romance) 
  • Defendant (Crime/mystery, thriller/suspense) 
  • Save Me (Crime, Revenge, Thriller, Action, School) 

Normal Mentions: (Dramas I’ve watched but not going to give a brief description, but they were enjoyable enough for me to recommend) 

  • Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (Sports, comedy, romance)
  • The Bride of Habaek (Fantasy, comedy, romance) 
  • Lovely Love Lie (Music, Romance, comedy)
  • Ruler: Master of the Mask (Historical, Romance, Action) 

Blind Recommendations: (Dramas on my to-watch list and recommended to me by other people) 

  • Band of Sisters (Family, Melodrama) 
  • Suspicious Partner (Action/thriller, Crime/mystery, comedy, romance)
  • Doctor Romantic (Medical, melodrama, romance): This is definitely on my “to watch list”!!!!  
  • Voice (Melodrama, mystery/thriller, crime, action) 
  • While you were Sleeping (Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Romance): This just started (Suzy and Lee Jong Suk) and I’ve heard pretty good comments about it so far

And as always, my #1 2017 Kdrama recommendation for those who have not seen it or just need a good rewatch….. drumroll….  is Goblin!!!!!!!! (lol still gonna add this cause it’s my bias >.<)

Originally posted by dramatroll

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-Between them rolled the unmistakable sound of a cat’s purr.

Obsession, Chapter 6

And so I finished! My favorite scene of the first part of the Tendencies series by @kryallaorchid. The last line was so good and what a great way to make a cliffhanger. I was in the edge of my seat in this chapter and had to reread it several times to fully absorb the weight of this scene. Damn.

Sorry for the lack of consistent between characters, altho i think by the last pages i found a comfortable way to draw them. 

P.s.: Now I will finally read Quiver! I’m prepared myself and i havent even spoiled myself because i want to be really surprised! ( be honest with me guys, how many tissues im gonna need?)

#FannibalFicRecs

This post was supposed to be much shorter, but people in the Hannibal fandom are so talented and there are too many fics that I love, so this is the result…
After much struggle I decided to divide the stories into two categories: fics that I read some time ago and that still hunt me, and some WIPs that I am following eagerly.
I tried to avoid reccing the “classic” stories and to limit myself to one rec for each writer. It doesn’t mean that I don’t love them, it’s just a length-of-the-post problem!

Fanfictions that stole my heart and that still have to give it back

Friendship is Not My Forte by Azure_K_Mello
“When Will becomes too ill to stand Hannibal takes him to another neurologist. Then the good doctor takes care of him and learns a little more about Will in the process.”
Season one AU where Will’s mental issues have much more influence in his life than in the series. Will is acutely aware of his problems and perfectly capable of dealing with them, and the story explores his coping mechanisms and the constant struggle to live as a functional member of society. In the meantime, Hannibal murders people, Jack tries to catch murderers and the slow burn love story proceeds. This is a WIP, but absolutely charming!

Alternative Means of Influence by 9_of_Clubs and Quedarius
“There are means of influence other than violence.
A Ravenclaw with a rare and inconvenient talent for legilimency; a Slytherin who cannot speak, and thus cannot spell. Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter are strange boys who fall into a strange friendship in this Hogwarts AU, told through their journal entries.
Magic and all else aside, what could have been if they came into each other’s lives at just the right moment.”

Hogwarts AU sadly in hiatus -.-“
This story touches all the genres, from tooth-rotting fluff to devastating angst and violence. As in the Harry Potter books, the plot grows increasingly darker and Hannibal’s sad past is slowly revealed. This story is an emotional rollercoaster and it is impossible to stop reading it!

Wage Your War by Della19
“To say that Will Graham is still an unmated, childless omega at the age of thirty-eight is his own choice is true. It is not to say that it is his preference. Will wants a mate and a family just as much – perhaps even more – than the next omega. He’s simply never met that one person who fit the bill before. And then he walks into Jack Crawford’s office and meets Hannibal Lecter and well that, as they say in the business, is that.
Now all he needs to do is convince Hannibal of that. But well, this is Hannibal Lecter he is dealing with. It must be done a certain…flair. But that isn’t a problem for Will. Not at all.
After all, snakes may kill mongoose, but one must never forget this as well: mongoose hunt snakes too.
It’s Will Graham’s turn to wage his war.
Or, here is a fic about omega!Will Graham manipulating alpha!Hannibal Lecter into getting exactly what he wants.”

This story features dark omega Will slowly manipulating Hannibal into loving him. It is refreshing to see Will using his empathy as a weapon to get what he wants and to kill without a second thought. In the meantime, he also convinces Hannibal that Hannibal is trying to court Will, and not the other way round! Because, of course, it wouldn’t do to destroy an alpha’s pride…
Absolutely dark and delightful!

Bloodline by @xzombiexkittenx
“Someone is murdering fledgling vampires and it’s up to Will Graham to figure out whodunnit while coming to grips with his own undeath. Ostensibly, Hannibal Lecter, whose noble and ancient linage opens doors for the investigation, is supposed to be helping. Helping, is not the term Will would use.”
The classic story where Will has to pretend to be Hannibal’s boyfriend to solve a murder, but with vampires! The investigation proceeds more or less smoothly, and in the meantime we get to discover Hannibal’s quirks as a vampire. Because it is not possible for Hannibal not to cook, right?
Very funny and heartwarming fic, with murders. As in the best Hannigram tales.

This Dangerous Game by MissDisoriental
“ “Keep your wits about you Inspector Graham – I rather fear you are going to need them.”
London 1888. In order to catch the notorious serial killer known as Jack the Ripper, Will Graham must seek the insights of Dr Hannibal Lecter.“

Hannigram AU set in victorian London, with great characterization, humor, cliffhangers and an intricate plot!
This is my absolute favourite AU in all the fandom. Miss Disoriental is incredibly talented and can both make you laugh or scream in terror!
The connection between Will and Hannibal is not explained, is simply shown… They behave differently around each other, they are happier and more relaxed. They really seem meant for each other! Every sentence of the story is filtered through Will’s or Hannibal’s thoughts, which gives emotional resonance to every little details.
This is an absolute masterpiece and everyone should read it!!

Sensates by @starkaryen
“Will Graham is consulting for the FBI on the case of the Minnesota Shrike, but things complicate and everything goes wrong. When he kills Garret Jacob Hobbs, something happens to him and he starts having hallucinations with the known serial killer Hannibal Lecter, who has been imprisoned on the Baltimore State Hospital For The Criminally Insane for three years.
Or, at least, Will thinks they’re hallucinations.”

A Hannibal-Sense8 crossover. Hannibal and Will can touch and feel each other even if they have never met. Will knows from the start that Hannibal is a killer, but he is inevitally drawn to him.
This story is incredibly sweet and emotional :D

A Way to Live by @sugarmaus
“Hannibal is in the market for a new slave. It’s time for his next experiment.”
A really dark story. Hannibal is planning to amuse himself with his slave and then to kill him when he will get bored. Will has to read him correctly and to keep being interesting to survive.
The story is told by Hannibal’s sick POV. Will’s expressions and reactions are constantly evaluated and challenged, and you can see Hannibal slowly falling for his slave… and constantly planning how to kill him. The sense of danger is palpable and the exchanges between the two characters are full of tension.

WIPs that have me hooked

I Do Wander Everywhere by @moku-youbi
“ It’s something he could always do, as far back as he can remember. The first time that really stood out in his mind, he was six and his father was angry. Will did it without thought, running down the hall, trying to calm his wild heart and rapid breathing. His father’s footsteps heavy behind him.
In the end his father had dragged him out from the bed. “Never again,” he’d said, holding Will tight enough to leave bruises on his arms. “Your mother’s gone and I won’t have that under my roof.”
Canon Divergence from Takiawase. Using his ability to become invisible, Will beats Beverly to Hannibal’s house, but his reckoning soon takes on an entirely different shape than what he’d originally intended…”

Will has the ability to become invisible, and he uses it to get out of prison and wreak havoc on Hannibal. Hannibal understands what is going on, but decides to play along…
The idea is enthralling, and I am so curious about what will happen!

Priority One by @shiphitsthefan
“Will Graham became the unwilling host of a xenomorph, ultimately leading to his demise. Hannibal, an android scientist working for the Verger-Pazzi Corporation, finds his dear friend’s death unacceptable; additionally, the opportunity to study the newly-discovered species is too tempting to turn down.
The Company looks to profit; the crew of the Baltimore, to cope; the resurrected and hybridized Will, to accept his fate. As for Hannibal, his developing emotions may prove more alien than the actual one he cares for on board.”

This is a delightful serie of ficlets telling the domestic little inconveniences of android!Hannibal and xenomorph!Will. The stories are packed with so many emotions, and are hopeful and sad all at once. I can’t wait for the next chapter!!

highlands by peacefrog
“Will woke to the sound of crunching leaves. Nearby, water flowed, the scent of it bright in his nostrils. He opened his eyes and squinted against thin rays of sun. His body was bare save for the boxer shorts he went to bed in.”
When Will sleeps, he wanders into the kindom of Hannibal the Forest King. When he wakes up, he deals with the real Hannibal.
This is too short, I want to know more about this universe!

An untamed force by DrHannibalLecterMD
“A season 1 canon divergence with a different meeting.”
This is an Alpha/Beta/Omega Verse, but with a twist. Will and Hannibal meet and have sex, and Will leaves shortly after. Some months later, Hannibal found him…and his son.
There are a lot of things going on in this story. We have a serial killer trying to befriend the Ripper. We have the Ripper declaring unending love to “someone”. We have Hannibal wondering if he should just kill Will and take custody of the baby or do the effort and court him. Through murders, of course.

Conquerors by @cinnamaldeide
“Will had never felt the need to wear them in the presence of Alana, never wanted to distance himself from her, not until Hannibal went from being his best friend to the person who stole his longstanding crush.”
A short but intense dialogue featuring annoyed Will, oblivious Alana and scholar Hannibal. The interactions between the three characters are delightful, especially Hannibal trying to find the meaning of his name in history. But Will can see right through him.

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Top 9 Animated Shows of 2016

I don’t wish to mince words.  2016 sucked.  It sucked a lot.  In addition to losing several beloved celebrities, including Alan Young, Alan Rickman, David Bowie, just to name a handful, my family lost two pets in as many months, and dealt with several other personal losses that, I’ll be honest, has really dashed my holiday spirits this year.  

It’s been a rough time, but one of the reasons that I adore animation is that it is the window to the fantastic, a mirror of the soul whose only restrictions are the imagination of the writers and artists.  They are my escape, and my passion.  I believe that a good story and good animation can take you on a journey that can rival any book.  I believe that with all of my heart.  

And while 2016 definitely sucked in many, MANY respects…It did not in the Animation department.  With several incredible films including  Moana, Kubo and the Two Strings, and Zootopia, and a strong stable of Animated Television shows as well.  And so for this list, I’m going to included my Nine Favorite shows from 2016.  I will also include the best places to watch said shows online, if you feel like checking them out for yourself.

Without further adu:

9) Kulipari: An Army of Frogs

Where can I watch it?: Netflix Exclusive

Why is it worth my time?: A stellar voice cast including Josh Keaton, Keith David, Charlie Adler, and Mark Hamill–just to name a few.  Character designs by Greg Guler, and snappy writing and direction from Tad Stones.  This is an all around strong show that is tons of fun to watch.  It’s biggest weakness is it is a touch formulaic (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing) but the writing, characters, and animation make up for it.  

8) Milo Murphy’s Law

Where Can I Watch It?: Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney XD App

Why is it worth my time?: From the creative team behind Phineas and Ferb comes the series about Milo Murphy.  The descendant of Edward Murphy, Milo is a afflicted with his curse.  For Milo, anything that CAN go wrong, always WILL go wrong.  What makes it interesting is that Milo goes about his life crazy-prepared, and with an infectiously positive attitude.  Not hurt by the fact that the titular character is voiced by non other than “Weird” Al Yankovic.  With the writing team of Phineas and Ferb, and a star like Weird Al on your billing, naturally many episodes have a fun musical number.  This show is sure to lift your spirits if you’re just having a Milo Murphy kind of day.  

7) Star vs. The Forces of Evil

Where can I watch it?: Disney XD, Disney XD App, Hulu (Season 1 only, as of 12/25/16)

Why is it worth my Time? This fun little show has really started growing the beard since its debut last year.  With an ongoing mystery about Star’s family history underlying the second season, one definitely gets the feeling that much more is going on beneath the surface.  

6) Voltron: Legendary Defender

Where can I watch it?: Netflix Exclusive

Why is it worth my time?: I was never a fan of the original Voltron.  It was before my time. But hearing Josh Keaton–One of my favorite voice actors–Sing the praises of this show over and over again on twitter got me hyped.  Nor was I to be disappointed, for this show was a treat.  There’s distinct nods to the Classic show–Which again, I never saw, but I NEVER once felt like I was missing anything important.  Indeed, I enjoyed every second of this show’s first season, and the amazing cliffhanger it left us on.  I never had any doubts that it would get a second season, and I can’t wait to actually catch that season next month.  

5) Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir

Where can I watch it?: Nickelodeon, iTunes, Netflix (Starting February 14th) 

Why is it worth my time?: I hadn’t heard of this show before a few weeks ago, but now I feel like I seriously missed out.  After after asking some friends, they heartily recommended this French Cartoon.  I dove right into it.  The show is very formulaic, but makes up for it with a great mythology, fun characters, and a downright adorable two-person love square (in which the titular heroes are in love with each other, but due to being ignorant of each others secret identities are in love with the wrong personas, preventing them from actually hooking up) Season 2 drops in May, and promises a shakeup of the status quo dominating the formulaic nature of the episodes, and I can’t wait to see it.   

4) Steven Universe  

Where can I watch it?: Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network App, Hulu

Why is it worth my time?: This show continues to grow an already impressive beard, and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping.  It’s become rather famous within Nerd Circles for the clever writing, long term plot planning, and amazing cast of characters.  

3) Star Wars: Rebels

Where can I watch it?: iTunes, Disney XD, Disney XD App

Why is it worth my time?: This show has been getting better and better each season.  The scrappy crew of The Ghost actually makes me give a crap about Star Wars, in ways I never expected.  As they face down the Empire, while exploring the deep, rich mythology available in the Star Wars Universe.  Bonus points in having some of the scariest villains on TV.  Darth Vader’s appearances on the show actually show why he was an effectively scary villain, delivering a curb stomp battle on our heroes every time he meets them.   And General Thrawn of the current season actually makes me feel like the Rebels have lost ground every time he appears on screen.  Bonus points for fans of the recent film installment Rogue One; that movie is littered with easter eggs and references to this series.  Most obviously?  Look for the Ghost fighting in the battle above Scarif.

2) Trollhunters

Where can I watch it?: Netflix Exclusive

Why is it worth my time?: From the brilliant mind of Guillermo del Toro comes a coming-of-age story that, Quite frankly, is everything I look for in a fantasy series.  This is the show that I want to watch when I think I want to watch a fantasy series.  Starring the late Anton Yelchin as Jim Lake Jr, this show features an all star cast of multi-faceted heroes, villains, and lots of…Grey areas.  I cannot praise this show enough.  It only arrived on Netflix two days ago (as of the writing of this post) and it is one of the best animated shows of the year.  The season finale had me in tears at the end.  And the cliffhanger promises even more great fantasy in the next season (which I very much hope we get, even if del Toro will have to recast the lead due to Anton Yelchin’s sad and unfortunate passing.  Every episode is dedicated to his memory) 

1) Gravity Falls

 Where can I watch it?: Hulu, iTunes

Why is it worth my time?: Gravity Falls remains my second favorite animated show of all time (Though Trollhunters came very close to knocking it down to third.) and it came to an incredibly satisfying conclusion in the early part of this year.  Creator Alex Hirsch chose to end the show on a very high note, closing all of the major story arcs, while still leaving quite a few mysteries left for the fans to decipher.  (Literally in many cases) This is a show about Family, with amazing writing, awesome voice work (much provided by creator Alex Hirsch himself) and a deep, rich inner mythology, this show will be one that I return to again and again.  


And that’s it.  Those are the Nine Shows I enjoyed the most from this hellhole of a year known as 2016.  I hope that these little blurbs encourage you to check out at least one of these shows.  Or even all of them.  And I hope that they bring you the same joy that they’ve brought me this year.  

God Bless, and have a Merry Christmas,

~~The Disney Wizard.  

Voltron Season 2 Episode Guide

Episode 1: Sheith
Episode 2: Safe and Warm
Episode 3: FREAKING KNEW IT
Episode 4: We’re All Related
Episode 5: KLANCE
Episode 6: Extra Ships
Episode 7: Gordon “Hunk” Ramsey
Episode 8: THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE
Episode 9: Who is She?
Episode 10: Sharp Shooter
Episode 11: The Reunion
Episode 12: The Sacrifice
Episode 13: Bayards give you wiiiings

'Riverdale' season finale: Is [spoiler] really dead?

WARNING: This post contains major spoilers about the season finale of Riverdale!

The CW’s Riverdale wrapped up a great first season with a major dramatic cliffhanger: Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) was shot by an intruder at Pop’s Diner and seemed to die in his son Archie’s arms. Also, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) joined the Serpents, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) burned down Thornhill, and Betty (Lili Reinhart) has a secret brother! EW talked to executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa about all of this cray cray and what’s in store for season 2.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Is Fred Andrews really dead?
ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA: The only thing I can say is you will definitely see Fred in the season premiere of season 2. That’s really all I can say.

Hiram Lodge is coming in season 2 and being played by Mark Consuelos. How will his move to Riverdale affect season 2?
That’s one of our bigger casting additions. Hiram has created a lot of chaos in Riverdale for someone who wasn’t even in Riverdale. He was operating behind bars through his wife, through his business associates, through his mafia connections. I can only say that when Mark Consuelos arrives, as handsome and charming as he is, we’re definitely going to get a sense that a young Michael Corleone has arrived in Riverdale. Our characters aren’t going to be quite sure what to make of him or what he’s up to. He obviously plays a huge part in the series. One of the classic dynamics from the comic books, which we love to honor and subvert, in a way, and sometimes both, is Hiram-versus-Archie. Hiram hates Archie in the comic books. We’re going to play a much more complex version of that, of course. But yeah, there’s going to be an interesting triangulation between Archie and Veronica and Hiram that’s going to be one of our big engines this season.

Will there be a time jump? Or do you imagine picking up right after Fred is shot?
I think time jumps are great, but in this case, since we ended on such a big cliffhanger, I think we really have to own it. And the way we’re thinking about what happened in the diner, I talk a lot about Archie being the hero of our show and, to me, what Archie witnessed in Pops is the equivalent of what Bruce Wayne witnessed when he saw his parents gunned down in that alley or when Peter Parker learned his Uncle Ben had been murdered by a burglar he could have stopped. It’s such a huge mythic moment for Archie. I think we have to play it, and I think we have to see what happened to Fred in real-time, almost.

Does this mean Molly Ringwald will return as Archie’s mom?
Listen, I love Molly Ringwald as Mary. The world loves Molly Ringwald as Mary. I’m going to do everything in my power to get her there. I think Molly had a good time, so I think she’ll be wanting to come back and have fun with us again.

Hermione warned Fred he should sell. Then Fred was shot. Should we assume Hiram is responsible for the shooting?
That’s really interesting, especially since Hiram sent those goons to trash Fred’s site. But also remember that Hermione in that episode also fired a bunch of Serpents. I think what we’re going to discover is it might have been a random robbery, and there are a lot of possible suspects for who shot Fred Andrews, and, hopefully, the reveal will be very, very surprising.

Speaking of the Serpents, Jughead basically accepts membership. Is season 2 like Bad-Ass Jughead?
Yeah, kind of. Referencing The Godfather, there’s that great shot of Diane Keaton looking at Al Pacino as the door closes. That’s kind of the last moment for Betty and Jughead. She’s looking out, and he’s put on this symbol. You think if FP was the king of the Serpents, is Jughead the crowned prince of the Serpents now?

Will we meet Jughead’s mom and sister next year?
That’s a really good question. It’s definitely a possibility, and we’ve talked about it. But right now there’s nothing definitive. We’ve worked up through episode 3 or 4, and so far they haven’t shown up, but that doesn’t mean they won’t.

What about Betty? You’ve been teasing Dark Betty this whole season. Will that grow in season 2?
Absolutely. I think a lot of season 1 was Betty trying to control or suppress her dark side or contain her dark side. A lot of season 2 is about her owning it and harnessing it. Without saying too much, the idea of Jughead joining the Serpents is very provocative. Even more of a Riverdale subversion would be the perfect girl-next-door joining the Serpents, so that’s something we’re going to play with as well!

That’s so Sandy in Grease!
For sure!

Will we meet Betty’s secret brother next season?
That’s out there for sure. Like a true student of Chekhov, if you introduce something, you better pay it off. In a weird way, the Coopers’ story for the season always has to do with family. The first season obviously had to do with Polly. I think it’s safe to say that this mysterious son that Alice gave up might be coming to Riverdale, or Betty might be seeking him out.

What can you say about the Blossoms?
With Cheryl and Penelope, my idea is now that Clifford and Jason are dead, it’s just Penelope and Cheryl living in that half-burned mansion which is a little like Crimson Peak. It’s going to be a very dark, twisted version of Grey Gardens or Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Aaaaand we have a special treat: a deleted scene from the finale. Watch it above!

Bloody Damsel

Drip.

Drip.

Drip.

The noise brought you out of your unconscious state. Opening your eyes was a different ball game. You spent around 3 minutes battling the urge to fall into the seductive darkness and the need to find that infuriating noise and crush it. You were finally able to crack an eyelid open, only to wish you hadn’t. The sight that greeted you came with the memories of how you got here.

The dripping sounded from your right, your eyes felt like sandpaper as you glanced over to see a tube coming out of your arm, slowly feeding a thick red liquid into a bucket on the floor.

Then it was like your mind caught up, and the pain kicked in. You were being held up by two thick chains that were shackled to your wrists and wrapped around your the tops of your shoulders keeping your arms level. The chains hung from a metal beam that went along the ceiling. They pinched the skin around your shoulders and you could feel the bruises forming already. Your legs were folded beneath you in an awkward way and you couldn’t feel them.

You shoulders were in agony, burning with pain, the angle that you had been in for what felt like hours was throbbing along with the pump of your blood. The right side of your face was sticky where you had been bashed over the head.

Freaking Vampires. You thought bitterly. They had got a jump on you when you stopped to reload your gun.

Shit, where were Sam and Dean? How long have I been down here? They must be looking for you. You didn’t even want to think about what Dean was going to do to the Vamps that took you. For the most part, Dean had managed to reign in his overprotective nature when it concerned you, knowing that if he overstepped the line you would flip. You were just as good a hunter as he was. But in times like this, you knew he would stop at nothing to find you. Dead or alive. Hopefully alive.

You weren’t going to wait for him to find you like this though, you could at least make an effort to get out of this horrible room. Vampires sure don’t have any taste for homely decorations. The grey stone walls were littered with mould spots, the floors were covered with old dusty red rugs that smelt like they had been stolen from a rubbish bin. A few dirty cream couches were pushed up against the far walls and next to you was a stack of stained buckets.

Your knees shrieked at you from hours of disuse as you tried to stand up. Your shoulders pulsated with white hot pain and your head spun from the blood loss.

BANG.

The door to your right slammed open. You dropped from your efforts, snapped your eyes shut and let your head hang low, feigning unconsciousness. Not that difficult as you felt it creeping up again. The movement didn’t help you any as it tugged your arms harshly, making it feel like they were going to pop out of their sockets. Biting your tongue to hold down a scream, you slowed your breath. Steps sounded from the doorway, slowly making their way towards you and stopping in front of the half full bucket.

“We won’t get much from this one. Too small.” muttered a gruff male voice.

“Ugh, I knew I should have gone for the tall one. Those hands-” a lighter female voice made a shuddering sound that sounded.. sexual? “I might have to keep him all to myself.”

You mentally rolled your eyes.

The man scoffed. “Yeah right, Clare. You barely managed to catch this scrap. I’ll be the one to do the hunting next time. Maybe then we’ll be able to feed all of us. What’s left of us anyway.” he crouched down and gripped your chin. Letting your face go slack, your heart pounded in desperate hope that he wouldn’t notice you were faking. You could keep them here for a little while longer, spread them out so Sam and Dean wouldn’t get ambushed when they come for you. It wasn’t much but maybe it would give them a chance.

He lifted your face up, tilting it left and right. Inspecting you. “Although, she is a prize” He ran his thumb across your lips and you fought the urge to gag. You couldn’t take them both right now, not chained up and feeling like your brain might just start leaking out of your ears. You just had to wait. As much as you wanted to headbutt this bloodsucker for touching you and undoubtedly thinking his dirty vampire thoughts, you let him do it.

Goddamn it.

He snatched his hand away suddenly, causing your head to swing down and your chin to jab into your chest. Well if I wasn’t dizzy before, I certainly am now, asswipe.

“Did you hear that?” he shot at Clare.

They must have had the rest of their short conversation with their eyes as they both disappeared, and the room was quiet.

And the door was open.

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“Y/N? Y/N?! …Damn it” Dean let his gun hang from one hand as he searched through the piled up bodies. It was his idea to storm them whilst they were all together. Easy pickins. he thought. You had been sceptical, 10 - 3 could easily go wrong. All Dean had to do was smirk and confidently say “We can take them simple, how ‘bout you, sweetheart?”, and you faltered. He loved that you were so stubborn, so proud. When the easy choice was to wave the white flag, you rarely could. Although this time Dean wished that you did.

“She’s not here, Dean. They must have taken her.” Sam walked over to Dean, stepping over a body. “Look, there’s only 9 here. Must have knocked her out.” Dean’s eyes became murderous at the thought of a bloodsucker hitting you. “Hey, hey.” Sam slapped his hand on Dean’s shoulder trying to snap him out of his rage. “She’s alive, that’s the main thing. It’s Y/N, she’s not gonna go down without a fight.” Dean nodded and pocketed his gun. He made his way over to the Impala with a stormy face and pulled open the door on the drivers side.

“Let’s go, we gotta find out where the nest is, and quickly.” He punctuated his sentence by slamming his car door.

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You hadn’t managed to escape your chains, but judging by the commotion you could hear upstairs, it sounded like Sam and Dean had tracked down the nest. The bucket next to you was almost full now, you felt your ability to think slide out along with your blood. You couldn’t keep your eyes open for more than a few seconds, every breath making your arms twinge, your fingers were long numb and your arms had started to go cold. You prayed Dean would find you soon. As much as you don’t like to be a damsel in distress, you were certainly in distress right now and could do with a prince to slay the beast.

Gunshots and shouting got closer to the open door, echoing into the room. You cracked your eyes open again and started to breathe a little faster, trying to lift your head was like trying to lunge a boulder across a building.

“Dean.” Your voice was little more than a crackle of sound. Something dark flew past the doorway, a body? “Dean.” You tried again, a little louder, a little clearer.

Sam appeared in the doorway, out of breath and gripping the doorframe. His jacket splattered in blood and his hair in his face. “Y/N? Oh my god, DEAN!” he bolted forwards and dropped to his knees in front of you. Grabbing the shackles at your wrists, he attempted to prise them open. You almost lashed out at him from all the jerking motions wracking even more pain along your arms, but could only manage to grit your teeth and emit a low moan. “Sorry, sorry” Sam muttered breathily. They had been bent out of shape by sheer force, he wasn’t going to get them off here. Instead he stood up and examined the metal bar.

“SAMMY?” you could hear Dean’s voice and almost whimpered in relief. He burst into the room, somehow covered in more blood than Sam. “Y/N! Shit!” it was his turn to drop to his knees. You were starting to breathe slower, blackness bled into view and you knew that if you didn’t get out of here and to a hospital soon, you were going to die. The thought had you whimpering.

“Dean, get me out of here.” You sounded like a child, you definitely felt like one. He tentatively cupped your face in his hands and turned it upwards. You could barely see him through the hazy vision, but it was enough.

“I’ve got you.” seeing the storm still brewing in his eyes, so different to how softly he cradled your cheeks made you feel safe.

So you closed your eyes.

“Hey, hey, hey, Y/N, nonono, keep your eyes open baby, come on keep ‘em open for me. SAM GET HER DOWN NOW. Y/N, Y/N!!”

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Part 2 - Guilty Prince

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A/N: I have intentions to write more for this one, don’t worry! I just felt like it sounded great on a cliffhanger. 


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Arrow 5x23 - “Lian Yu” What We Know What We Hope

What We Know

Extended Promo

Synopsis 

DEATHSTROKE, NYSSA AL GHUL, MERLYN AND DIGGER HARKNESS JOIN OLIVER’S BATTLE AGAINST PROMETHEUS – The battle between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Adrian Chase (Josh Segarra) culminates in a final epic battle on Lian Yu. After recent events, Oliver decides to recruit a group of unlikely allies – Slade (guest star Manu Bennett), Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law), Merlyn (John Barrowman) and Digger Harkness (guest star Nick. E. Tarabay) – to defeat Chase. However, Chase has his own army – Black Siren (guest star Katie Cassidy), Evelyn Sharp (guest star Madison McLaughlin) and Talia al Ghul (guest star Lexa Doig) – and the forces collide in an explosive season finale.

Promo Stills

Cast on IMDb

Note: is it just me or IMDb just listed everyone (erratickly at times as it’s no way Julianna is rigth after Stephen on the Credits order) and some probably aren’t going to be there? If you have other info please tell me but Deadshot(?); Tatsu(?); Constantine(?); Mari(?); Roy(?); Rory(?); Anarky(?)… I’m almost certain Marc told us Rory wasn’t coming back this Season; Roy, we keep hoping but…I don’t think he was filming.

Writers

Wendy Mericle & Marc Guggenheim

They wrote several episodes together

3x04 - “The Magician”

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3x18 - “Public Enemy”

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4x01 - “Green Arrow”

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4x23 - “Schism” (Teleplay) 

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5x01 - “Legacy” (Teleplay)

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5x08 - “Invasion” (Teleplay)

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Game changing episodes, out of the box episodes. But always good Olicity in the bakground moving forward.


Behind the screen pics

What we expect / hope

This Season of Arrow has not failed on giving us pumped, fast paced, breath taking episodes and it looks like for Season Finale they are taking us on a ride that is threatening to blows us out of the Earth atmosphere.

Firstly there’s so many great characters coming back to our screens for this Finale there’s no way they can fail in providing for great fights; second, Chase is a top node villain, right up there with Mirakuru pumped Slade Wilson; third, we know we are losing people, wondering Who will have us at the hedge of our seats (eventually right up until Season 6 premiere)

The fights are going to be epic and both the stills and the promo show a few of them:

Nyssa vs Talia

The al-Ghul sisters having at it is a long wish for all of us.

We don’t know if this is a fight to the death or not, we only know there is going to be a clear winner

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I hope they both survive.

Between the two Nyssa is the one more meaningful on the Arrowverse, a “player” on both Arrow and Legends. Talia is more relevant in the comics, on Batman, and a great foe for the showrunners to keep up their sleeve in case it’s needed.

Dinah vs BS

Dinah finally shows up and right when it’s needed. BS doppelganger on Earth 1 wasn’t a Meta but her power fell on to someone else.

Don’t know if that is going to be a surprise to BS, hope it is. Plus it looks like their Scream’s equal each other with one added advantage for Dinah in future Season 6; Curtis gadget from 5x22 protects her from any soundwave blocker. A pity it was left there on the ground at Dinah’s home

 or did someone pick it up? If so I’m really hoping it was Oliver.

This fight is not life and death because both characters were confirmed for Season 6 and Marc even went to the extent to say they wouldn’t kill KC character ever again.  So they will scream their heads off, in the end the Team that includes BS will lose, and Team Arrow that includes Dinah will win.

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I know BS fits the plan of getting Olicity haters back to watching and that’s really why that character is there. It also fits as the main opponent to Dinah and to deepen Quentin arc that has been pretty basic since he was successful in overcoming his drinking problem.

I really enjoyed the good “couple” / bad “couple” feels the show gives us here

Yes, I do know Oliver and Nyssa are not really a couple, they never could or would be, but Chase and BS wouldn’t be bad IMO. An Oliver/Felicity fighting Chase/BS for Season 6 doesn’t sound that bad but I don’t think that’s what they are going for here. Chase won’t be around for Season 6 (either he’s dead, in jail or committed to an asylum) this looks to me like a Big Bad mantle pass on.

With BS as Big Bad of the Season Team Arrow needs Dinah, she’s the one that holds the same kind of weapon, the one that can physically counter act BS.

Oliver vs Chase

The fight we all been waiting for. I don’t know how many steps Chase thinks he has on Oliver now, 10, 50… what I know is that I don’t think Oliver is making the moves the way Chase expected. He definitely expected Oliver to come to Lian Yu but I don’t think he was expecting the alliances Oliver brings in with him.

Chase has been preparing this moment for years, his purpose all along was having a broken Oliver so close to the hedge that a simple nudge would send him spinning down the lowest pit and into a suicidal cycle, and William is the last nudge and Chase is ready to give it.

But that’s not the Oliver that stands in front of him.

Plus Chase’s Team is nowhere near to aid him in anyway. They are facing their one foes; and the people Chase was holding has leverage are all free except for William.

But William is really the one that matters. To get to him Oliver will have to go through Chase but Oliver values and knows something Chase is probably not considering, his Team is as dead set as him in getting William to safety. They would risk themselves for it; they won’t leave or run for cover before William is safe. And the Team will get William, I have no doubt.

Oliver’s alliances

Besides Team Arrow (Felicity, Thea, Diggle, Curtis, Rene, Dinah), the “volunteering” Malcolm Merlyn and Nyssa al-Ghul (since 5x22). Oliver goes to the ARGUS prison on Lian Yu and recruits both Harkness and Slade Wilson (not under Mirakuru influence anymore).

Slade Wilson

The “old times” when they were brothers. The “old times” before the Mirakuru. Slade has a son, just like Oliver, he’s on board to fight but what will he want in exchange? His freedom? More than that? Only that? Nothing?

Harkness

He’s only shown in one still (like Rene) a hint that he may be involved in scenes too interesting to be showing up in the promos.

If I can venture a guess I would say William’s rescue.

Other things happening

William’s rescue

There’s no detail or images on how William is rescued but we know someone is rescuing him. Samantha was taken too (hence she didn’t alert Oliver before 5x22) so I have no doubt she’s on the group that goes to save William. The other members of this group I think are: Thea, Felicity, Curtis, Malcolm, Harkness.

Those are the ones that are not involved in any face off with Team Prometheus members. I would add Diggle if it weren’t for the still that shows him at Nyssa, Deathstroke and Dinah side. Same with Rene.

Queen’s siblings

Oliver goes to face Team Prometheus and splits the Team. I recall the two truths and a lie that listed a moment when Thea would not agree with Oliver’s “orders”, I think this is true and that this is the moment when it happens.

Oliver doesn’t want Thea joining the part of the Team that will face Team Prometheus, Thea does not agree. But Thea will accept, she’s needed to save William

Olicity

I look at the still’s and I have 3x23 feels all over. Oliver is going off to face the dangerous, more personal, foe he ever faced; a foe that has proven, time and time again, that he plays Oliver like a fiddle. Oliver may not come back, but Felicity will make sure Prometheus won’t break Oliver again with his mind games.

She’s the only one that can reassure Oliver that Chase is wrong, Oliver is a good man, the proof being that Felicity, the woman Oliver recognizes for her goodness, for her light, loves him, she allways will. He made her life better just by being in it, not worse like Chase argued, never worse.

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Getting out of the Island

Are they getting out of the Island in current timeline before the end of the episode? That’s a question we can only guess the answer to. My guess is they will be on their way out of the Island, eventualy at least part of the Team that got to William and William himself will be on the way out. Remember the plane doesn’t have the capacity to fly everyone at the sametime and I do think William and Samantha will take precedence over everyone else, plus someone that can fly the plane (maybe Curtis). Others will need to find another way out. Team Prometheus knows where their transport in is so they are the ones with the advantage to use those. But this is all a guessing game. What I do know is not all answers will be given and the Season will end with a cliffhanger, the greatness of which we never witnessed before, at least not on Arrow.

On the opposite end, on Flashbacks, Oliver Queen manages to get to the boat Anatoly got him and he’s off the Island. Somewhere along the line there will be a last face off between him and Kovar. A parallel to Oliver vs Chase. Both fights will probably share the time slot episode wise keeping us jumping from one to the other in a incredibly pumped moment where Arrow will have the oportunity to once again show us how different the Oliver that left the Island 5 years ago is from the Oliver that is at the Island in current time (hope I don’t get disappointed on this).

On flashbacks we are in to face more terribly emotional scenes as the show is going to present us with scenes they didn’t show on the pilot. I’m wishing for these scenes to be shown: Moira, Thea, Tommy finding out Oliver had been found alive; Quentin finding out Oliver is alive and is hope building on Sara survival only to be crushed all over again.

Of course I know they are going to show double L too. I’m not ready for this but it’s the final end of Oliver and double L story.

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I’m so very excited the episode is going to be so pumped so very lit my head is already spinning. This is going to so so good

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and the introdution to a rough Summer Hiatus.

From Spark to Flame: Predicting the End of Star Wars Rebels

In just a day the fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels will be upon us. What began as a spark of rebellion has grown into an odyssey following the journeys of a diverse ensemble of heroes and villains spanning years, battles, generations, and a galaxy. It’s hard to believe that in less than a year’s time this series will conclude and close the book on a unique chapter of the franchise’s history and likely pave the way for the next iteration of this universe on the small screen. What should we expect in the series’ final season? In many ways, this final installment is a mystery, but because I love speculating and critiquing I’m diving in any ways. The following is my long, and I stress long, breakdown of my thoughts, opinions, and predictions going in. Who lives? Who dies? Who shacks up? Who cameos? How gratuitous will the wolves be? All here. Well kinda.

(There are potential spoilers below. Nothing not readily available to the public, but if you want to go in entirely clean, maybe stay out.)

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Lars’ Head (Steven Universe)

We have now reached the final and latest episode of Steven Universe and the “Wanted” event and despite this episode still ended without a huge resolution and on another cliffhanger; this was a great episode that revealed the many possibilities that could happen in the rest of the season and possibly the show, in general! Let’s look right into “Lars’ Head”.

After Steven brought Lars back to life from the last episode, Lars isn’t so sure why he’s changed in hue and doesn’t know how to feel, despite being freaked out.

The Off Colors noticed that more robonoids are coming after them to which they block their entrance to keep them away.

Steven feels that they’ll still keep coming if he’s in Homeworld, so he tries to come up with a new hiding spot, even though if the Off Colors stay, they could still get caught.

Lars isn’t sure if he’s a zombie and Steven notices that his hair starts to glow, similar to Lion’s mane!

Steven has an idea to go inside Lars’ head, but isn’t so sure to do it again, calling back to The New Lars, but Lars, this time allows him to do so.

Steven enters inside Lars’ head and sees he’s inside Lion’s Dimension and finds another tree, next to where Rose’s belongings were and ends up back home on Earth! Steven is so happy to be home and starts to eat some food and packs some to give to Lars, even though he feels he should tell everyone else he’s safe.

Steven ultimately discovers that Lion had a similar fate to Lars’ being that he died and was resurrected by Rose.

When Steven comes back to Homeworld, he explains to Lars and everyone the complicated story of how Lion’s mane and dimension works.

Rhodonite asks about where the juice box came from and Steven tells them that even though the Diamonds attacked Earth, there are still Gems on Earth, as well as lots of food.

The Off Colors are convinced that they’d like to live on Earth, but the only problem is trying to get Lars back to Earth as well, which Steven tries to grab his arm into his head, which fails.

The Off Colors refuse to leave without Lars, but Lars tells Steven that he’s better off going back home, as he’s in a lot of danger in Homeworld and that he needs to keep the Off Colors safe.

Steven doesn’t want to leave him behind, but Lars tells him that staying is what he wants to make as redemption for all the times he was mean to him.

Steven gives one last hug to Lars and returns back home, with Greg, Connie and the Crystal Gems warping back with Pearl stressing out and only just noticing that Steven came back and the episode ends with everyone hugging him and relieved that he’s okay.

So this episode just gave us some reveals and some interesting directions the show will take after these events.

Not only does Steven have an easy way to get back to Homeworld from Lion, but Lars has to stay and protect the Off Colors, even if it means not going back home for a while!

I’d also like to note that this episode was the first time a new storyboarder came to board with Jeff Liu, being “Madeline Queripel” who was a long-time storyboard artist on Regular Show. I definitely felt her work on this episode felt very fitting and on-model to Steven Universe and I’m wondering if she will end up being Jeff’s partner or this was just a one-time gig that she got to do, as Colin Howard went back to character designing after Season 4.

The shots of inside Lion’s mane & Lars’ head was very beautiful.

Another big reveal is that Lion was originally an Earth lion that died and Rose Quartz must’ve helped revive him to become pink and make a dimension!

I’m hoping we get to learn even more about how Rose revived Lion or that Steven will get to find out more about him and his dimension, as there’s still a chest that needs to be opened.

So even though Steven is back home, I just wonder how he’ll tell Sadie what happened to Lars, as well as everyone else how they can bring him and the Off Colors back.

Just like the last episode, the Off Colors were all enjoyable, especially Padparadscha making more late predictions like “Steven’s back!” or “I predict Lars will change in hue. What a mystery!”

I really hope they find a way back to Earth with Steven, as these characters were so likable and I definitely want to see them interact with Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

A great attention to detail, as well as the character development I’ve mentioned about Lars is how Lars and Steven finally share a hug together, which Steven tried to do previously, but Lars rejected it. I can’t remember the episode name he did that, however.

Moments like this, really make the characters feel so wonderful.

And that was the final episode Steven Universe’ Wanted and even though this episode didn’t give proper closure, it still means we still have a lot to look forward to for the rest of Season 5 and a “possible” Season 6!

I can definitely say we’ve been off to a fantastic start of the season and we’ve just now ended off with a very heartfelt moment!

I just feel sad that we may be on hiatus once again, for a bit, but hopefully we get some more information soon.

At least I have the wonderful soundtrack to listen and look forward to, as I really hope we get to hear more songs in future episodes, which is what I’ve been missing since That Will Be All.

Until then, see you all for more Steven Universe soon and bingo bongo!