I just can’t stop thinking about James and Sirius and Remus in the afterlife, watching over Harry. And when he has his first child, James and Sirius are ecstatic that Harry chooses to name him after them. And Remus smiles benevolently and doesn’t say anything of course, but maybe feels just a tad left out. Sirius can tell and he pats him on the shoulder, saying, “Next time! You’ll see!”
And then next time arrives and what does Harry choose? Albus Severus. And Remus understands, and he’s really not upset. But Sirius is. Sirius just cannot believe that Harry would choose to name his son after Snivellus, the man who had made his godson’s and his own life miserable (so what if he loved Lily), before he honored Remus. Remus, who had been a mentor and friend to Harry. Remus, who had named Harry godfather of his own child. Remus, who was one of the best men Sirius had ever known despite having a childhood that was probably much shittier than Snape’s. Remus, who deserved to be honored by Harry every bit as much as Sirius did, and certainly a thousand times more than Snape.
And for the first time in his life, Sirius is truly disappointed in his godson. And he can’t even let Harry know. And he just has to live with this awful feeling for years and years, and nothing Remus says can make it any better.
Until one day Sirius notices something. He notices how there are always four kids at the Potter house. He’d always thought it was just Harry being nice because Andromeda was getting pretty old by now, but once he starts paying attention, he notices how every time Harry talks about “his kids,” that includes Teddy Lupin. How Teddy is in all of the Potter family portraits. How James, Al, and Lily refer to Teddy as their older brother.
And one day Sirius is watching as Teddy risks himself to save Albus from falling off his broom, and then proceeds to fuss over Al without once worrying about himself. And Harry runs over in a panic, and goes immediately to Teddy, who took most of the damage, checks that he’s basically alright, looks at him with tears in his eyes, and says “Teddy Remus Lupin, thank you. Thank you for saving Al. You are so much like your father.” And then he hugs him tightly and doesn’t let go for the longest time .
And Sirius’s anger evaporates just like that, and he looks over and sees that Remus has been watching too and now they are both silently crying as they watch Harry, their Harry, take care of two of his sons.
And it’s suddenly so obvious why Harry didn’t name his youngest son after Remus: because that was already the name of his oldest.
I come to the masses with yet another positivity post in relation to our beloved Nygmobblepot. This might be shorter than the last positivity post since we haven’t received that much information since the last one. But here it goes!
First off to get this off our plates, a recent article/interview in relation to Queerbaiting came out. Here is the article (x) – In it Robin Lord Taylor talks a lot about Oswald’s sexuality. What made me momentarily shocked was the way he worded one of the claims he makes. It could be an accident, but I thought it was worth noting.
in [the April 24 episode], it’s when the Riddler announces himself and he’s taking pills and he’s having hallucinations and he’s hallucinating Oswald and you can see in those exchanges — not romantically, he didn’t have that for Oswald — but there still was a love and a respect and a need on his part too to connect with him,” Taylor says.
I bolded the words “didn’t have” because to me it would have seemed easier to say “doesn’t have” considering Edward Nygma doesn’t have feelings for Oswald– or does he? Again, getting this out of the way first because it’s probably not that big of a deal.
Now to talk about 3x15
Since 3x19 is coming out soon and we can expect a few harsh exchanges between these two men, probably more death threats on Ed’s part if we’re being realistic I have things we can remember.
Don’t forget Edward saying “Someone stronger and smarter. Someone that people would fear. No one else saw that.”
Lucius: Except Penguin?
Let’s not forget the erotic hallucination because Edward was taking pills on purpose to see Oswald. Amy Winehouse’s “Wake up alone” has a very interesting meaning.
If that doesn’t mean something gay coming from Edward’s head I don’t know what does. Ed also halted the song by screaming “Killing you killed a part of me!” which wouldn’t be the case if he didn’t deeply care for Oswald. (More than Isabella because her dying didn’t kill a part of him).
Also, Edward at the end of the episode saying; “I cared about you and I miss you.”
Edward can say anything in 3x19 and never take back what he said in 3x15 or how the audience truly knows he feels.
There are still things from the old positivity post like Chris Chalk mentioning nygmobblepot and the Gotham twitter being positively suspicious about the pairing. Here is the last Nygmobblepositivity Masterpost if you haven’t read up on it yet(x)
Up next is that new Smaylor interview. There are a few things we can grab out of this interview that are worth noting.
“And what we filmed through the end of season 3 it’s like…It’s just we have to keep going. Where we end up in the end of season 3 it’s like…That would have been just a heartbreak to have to stop. Yeah cause it’s really juicy. It’s good stuff.” - Cory Michael Smith.
Also, it’s worthy noting the last time Robin and Cory were in an interview together was before the screening of 3x06 right before Oswald finally confessed his love for Edward Nygma. Food for thought.
Also as a small little piece of positivity, I want to remind you all that Ivy’s Perfume is most definitely a plot device and is highly unlikely that it won’t be used again.
This is more speculation/observation rather than factual. But I think it’s worth noting. With a new released photo from 3x20 we see Oswald and Ed staring at each other. Many fans have noticed the water droplet on Oswald’s noise, but there is also water in his hair, visible if you zoom into the picture. There has been another instance where Edward was in the rain on a balcony in a set photo. We might get a nygmobblepot balcony scene…
Coincidence? I doubt it.
Also, @flyinyoursoup recently met Robin Lord Taylor in her post here (x) Robin says here that ‘in terms of Ed and Oswald interactions’ 3x19 is his favorite episode. Go check out the full post
Despite this one other review going around for 3x19 you can read a positive overview of the episode here (x) Things may be tense for Nygmobblepot now, but the resolution to their arc is going to come to a head soon it would seem.
Random Sidenote: The Official Gotham Twitter’s pinned tweet is Nygmobblepots Reunion. See here.
Now, I think we just need to reiterate how important these photos are. Stare at them again and then tell me Ed and Oswald hate each other.
Lastly I’d like to note that we should be prepared for Edward to threaten to kill Oswald again or deny regretting his actions. It isn’t out of character for him to repress his actual feelings about the matter, and very in character for the Riddler to be pissed because his revenge fiasco didn’t go according to plan. Also, Oswald’s also going to want to kill Ed. To avoid cognitive dissonance, Ed is most likely going to want to mirror his harsh threats/advances. Doesn’t mean they won’t come to an understanding in 3x20 or at the end of 3x19.
You can’t tell me this is not how 100 80% of their arguments end up like. Also, this was only supposed to be four panels but HA, yeah (I understand that the lighting on the end makes no sense given the prior panels but shhhh) I’m also sorry for my handwriting, but I liked the texture of the brush, so I’m keeping it.