the most underrated show of all time

So probably I have too much time on my hands atm, but I need to talk about this scene for a quick minute:

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A thing is that I happen to think it’s one of the most underrated Caryl scenes that exists.

The backdrop to what’s happening here is so important, because for all of us who ship it like Fedex, it’s easy to get lost in the shippy perfection of this episode and forget where the ep fits into the larger context of the show.

Carol has been banished by Rick, spent three and a half minutes thinking maybe life could be “normal” for a second, found Lizzie standing over Mika’s dead body, shot Lizzie, and offered her own life to Tyreese as atonement for killing Karen and David (not to mention killing a bunch more people in order to save all of Team Family at Terminus).

Daryl has watched Hershel be murdered, thought he and Beth were safe for three and a half minutes, hung out with the nighmarish Claimers, offered up his own life to save Rick, Michonne, and Carl, and been about thirty seconds away from having his throat slashed so he could watch his own life bleed away in a trough.

They’ve had a rough couple of weeks.

But then we get the quiet of this ep, and the entire episode takes place pretty much in two layers. First, there’s the obvious action – the plot. But beneath that surface so many currents are flowing, both Carol and Daryl simmering with emotions they’re not yet willing to directly address.

This tiny scene functions at face value as some amusing banter, a way to lighten the tone of what in so many ways is a deeply somber, sad episode. (Every time I watch it I pretty much want to marry Bear McCreary, omg the music.) Daryl hilariously mocks the painting, and Carol – most likely just to be contrary, although perhaps she merely has interesting taste in art – insists that she likes it.

And that’s where level two comes in. When he says “Stop” in response to her insistence that she actually appreciates the painting, she replies with, “I’m serious. You don’t know me.” She only uses those four words, but what she really means is:

“You have no idea about the terrible things I’ve done. If you knew the choices I’ve made – if you could see everything – you’d probably be running away at top speed, because at this point even I can’t be sure I’m not a monster who deserves to burn in hell forever.”

Without missing a beat, Daryl responds with, “Yep, you keep tellin’ yourself that.” But what he really means is:

“I’m fully aware by now that I don’t know the whole story of what happened while we were separated. But I know your heart inside and out, and no matter what you think you’ve done – no matter what kind of horrifying punishment you think you deserve for your imaginary sins – there is nothing in this entire universe that could make me love you any less.”

And she smiles. An absolutely for real smile.

Because although she’s not even close to forgiving herself, there is some kind of bone-deep comfort in Daryl’s words, in the knowledge that he will always believe in her, even when she’s lost all faith and ability to believe in herself.

She can’t love herself in this moment, but this tiny exchange shows her that he unquestionably still can

And idk, to me it’s just everything.

Facts you would never know if you didn't ask
  • 1.) applesauce or pudding?
  • 2.) what was your initial reaction when you first realized that your parents had to have had sex to have you?
  • 3.) if you could create ANY mix-up or mythical animal and have it be brought to life, what would it be?
  • 4.) what kind of bread do you prefer?
  • 5.) describe a moment that is a prominent memory, but didn't have a strong impact on your life.
  • 6.) what is the quote/lyric that you relate to most?
  • 7.) if there was one problem/issue you could wipe off the face of the earth, what would it be?
  • 8.) do you think everyone in our lives serves a purpose, or are some people just there?
  • 9.) Favorite knock-knock/cheesy joke?
  • 10.) how do you feel about getting your picture taken?
  • 11.) most embarrassing poster you've ever owned?
  • 12.) what are the 3 worst movies of all time?
  • 13.) when was the last time you were in a public setting and a stranger annoyed you?
  • 14.) strangest pet peeve?
  • 15.) what is a quirk you find cute in a significant other?
  • 16.) if you could make a guest appearance in ANY show, which one would you choose?
  • 17.) who do you think is the most underrated comedian?
  • 18.) based on your personality, what do you think your spirit animal is?
  • 19.) color combination that you hate?
  • 20.) what is your favorite childhood memory?
  • 21.) what cartoon character do you most resonate with?
  • 22.) what game do you never lose at?
  • 23.) what does your dream home look like?
  • 24.) Honestly, do you love your family, like them, dislike them, or hate them?
  • 25.) pettiest argument you've ever been in?
  • 26.) what is the weirdest article of clothing you've ever come across?
  • 27.) what is your favorite day of the week?
  • 28.) Do you feel offended by swear words?
  • 29.) Stupidest dare you've ever done?
  • 30.) Did your parents ever compare you to your siblings or cousins growing up? Did that affect the way things turned out?
  • 31.) You get to be any person in the world for a whole week. Who do you choose?
  • 32.) one food you hate that should be destroyed at all costs?
  • 33.) What is your favorite past time for each of the four seasons?
  • 34.) what is something that will always make you laugh?
  • 35.) what does your pet look like?
  • 36.) describe your favorite outfit.
  • 37.) most annoying noise you've ever heard?
  • 38.) at what age did you learn to drive?
  • 39.) What is something that you own which you know you probably shouldn't?
  • 40.) last thing you made with your own 2 hands?
  • 41.) Favorite time of day?
  • 42.) Do you believe in ghosts, spirits, or any kind of afterlife?
  • 43.) what sports did you do in school?
  • 44.) if you had been voted for a 'superlative' in your last yearbook (class clown, laziest, most likely to become president, etc) what would you have been voted?
  • 45.) reality show idea that you would most definitely watch on television?
  • 46.) do you still own a landline phone?
  • 47.) scariest storm you've ever had in your town?
  • 48.) skill you wish you had?
  • 49.) what is something you wish you could talk more about, but don't for fear of what other people would think?
  • 50.) last book you read?
  • 51.) what does your calendar have on it?
  • 52.) what do you do if you get stopped by a person selling something from a mall kiosk?
  • 53.) infomercial you're beyond tired of seeing?
  • 54.) what was your first stuffed animal/doll's name?
  • 55.) have you ever said something out of anger and instantly regretted it?
  • 56.) how do you feel about raising minimum wage?
  • 57.) how would you spend a perfect day with your best friend?
  • 58.) when was the last time you changed the oil in your car?
  • 59.) did you ever have to do speech therapy?
  • 60.) something you're looking forward to in the future?

thegiantfairy  asked:

Who do you think is the most underrated character in the movies? Also what's your opinion on the wizard from the prisoner of Azkaban who dosent use his wand to mix his drink while he's reading a science book?

It’s not real an underrated thing, but I hate how Percy’s story was practically removed from the movies. Like he just shows up in OotP in that one scene, and unless one has read the books, one wouldn’t even know he turned on his family and Harry and all that.

OH! I loved that random wizard from PoA. He wasn’t reading just any science book, it was A Brief History of Time, and I geeked out very hard the first time I saw that!! ~Taiga

If you guys are curious as to why i made this blog, i made it because although Tomco has become a much more popular ship, it still feels very underrated in the fandom.

You never see blogs talk about their relationship and how special and important it is to their characters, or find theories about how they could happen, or even see at most a lot of people treating it like it’s anymore then a one-time thing.

It’s like Friend-Enemies happened, then the fandom chose to forget about their relationship immediately afterwards.

I mean i know it’s not the focus of the show, but it’s one of the most interesting relationships that show has presented us and no-one talks about it having any meaning or point at all.

(( Because y’know, it doesn’t matter because it’s not star//co))

And after awhile of scrolling around the fandom, I kinda noticed their relationship is just overall ignored and kinda put down unless you ship them.

And i always thought it was a bit sad, because their relationship is especially important to Tom’s character, but it’s blatantly ignored how important it is for Tom to have someone like Marco in his life. Not someone like Star, or Janna, someone like Marco, someone with patience, who actually is willing to help Tom with his issues and won’t provoke them easily, who takes Tom’s feelings into account, and could easily understand what it’s like to be socially awkward and ashamed of liking more feminine things.

Whether you like them platonically or romantically, Tom needs someone like Marco to help him with what he’s going through, and it’s clear Marco is so far the biggest provider for Tom’s character development.

I wanted to make a blog where their relationship could be appreciated for just how nice it is to see something like this on a kid’s show. It’s not everyday you see a Enemies to Friends (To possible lovers) story between two guys, who end up providing emotional support and respect for each other.

You can easily name a few ships out there that are like Star//co, that have been done just like Star//co.

But you can’t with Tomco…it’s more unique with how they choose to do it.

It’s great to see Tom, an emotionally distressed and possibly abused kid, finally find someone out there who actually thinks of him as a person with feelings (Not a monster or demon, a PERSON) and who actually has a lot in common with him.


I’m not gonna be one of those crazy blogs out there that flat out says that Tomco has to happen or that it will happen… (Because forcing something down someone’s throat like that is a huge turn off for me..). But nobody in this fandom should treat their relationship like it isn’t important or that it could never involve into anything as great as Star and Marco’s relationship.

We’re in a new era where gay ships can happen on kid shows, and if the Star crew wanted to do this, they could.

it took three episodes to make Tom and Marco into friends, and it didn’t come off as forced at all, the transition went rather smooth. Whose to say their relationship can’t become deeper if it can be handled so well?

There was a reason the crew made them friends, their relationship is going somewhere in the end, they wouldn’t have been building this relationship and kept it relevant if it didn’t come into play later.


In the end, i wanted there to be a blog out there that actually talked about them that wasn’t biased to the leading ship, and that put them on equal plains with it.

The tomco community should have a place to enjoy and discuss the ship together.

Tomco is not a lesser relationship, the idea behind it is wonderful and I hope more and more episodes get dedicated to just these two in the future.

(( Sorry if this came off as a rant in some places, but this is something i did need to get off my chest.

I like this fandom, but it’s had it’s fair share of issues that get on my nerves ))

the-winged-wolf-bran-stark  asked:

So April 1st is Rachmaninoff's bday (talk about unlucky) meaning time to listen to his 4 Piano concertos! And hopefully you'll post a work of his for today. But here's a question: Instead of a top 5, what are your top 10 works from him? :P

Ironic because I wouldn’t consider him a “humorous” composer. But yes I definitely will post something by him today. And also, thanks for the challenge! My personal top 10 Rachmaninoff works…

10 - Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: A beautiful choral work, though a bit slow at times. Very contemplative. The ending jubilation that it builds up to is my favorite moment.

9 - Suite no. 1 [Fantaisie-Tableaux] for two pianos: The idea behind this work makes me think of Debussy, only because it’s four musical pictures without a strong relation to each other. The opening Barcarolle is gorgeous, and the dramatic Easter is a great ending.

8 - Symphonic Dances: One of the few Rachmaninoff works I’ve heard live. May as well be his fourth symphony. The opening dance’s harsh harmonies and pronounced rhythms gets my heart going.

7 - Cello Sonata: A work I found in high school, and I fell in love immediately at the opening, with its cold drone that immediately rushes into a dramatic storm. And of course I’m a sucker for any piece of music that starts dark but has a happy ending.

6 - Piano Sonata no. 2: Like a concerto for solo piano. When I discovered this work, it was through Alexis Weissenberg rushed and electric 16 minute speed through, and it blew me away. And when I heard other pianists play it at a more conventional pace, I fell deeper in love. The longing middle movement is the highlight, and the ecstatic coda to the finale makes me feel like I’m at the top of a mountain.

5 - Isle of the Dead: A piece I fell in love with in high school. When I started getting into classical, I was slowly developing my patience for longer and longer works [back then, 8 minutes was long, and 20 was forever]. This was one of the works that helped me transition, and I was blown away by how effortlessly the music was woven as one continuous flow through sections that felt so organic. Also because I was a little bit emo in high school, I was obsessed with all things 19th century Gothic and death in general.

4 - Variations on a Theme by Chopin: Another piece I found in high school. Since I loved Chopin, and I loved Rachmaninoff, the idea that Rachy did a set of variations off of his music made me rush to get it on my first gen iPod pronto. It’s an underrated work, a bit long, but worth it because you can hear the diversity in Rachmaninoff’s musical thought. It’s got all his trademarks; double function form, the use of cannons, Orthodox “bell” like motifs, lovely melodies, devilish piano technique, etc.

3 - Symphony no. 2: I discovered this work browsing the classical section in the iTunes store, and I did a gamble that goes against common advice: I judged an album by its cover. The cover of a recording by Sir Simon Rattle and the Los Angeles Philharmonic on the Seraphim label had an art deco painting of a woman on the back of a pegasus in a cloudy sky. That drew me in. And the music is so much more fantastic than I’d figured. At that time, the longest symphony I’d heard of [an entire hour?? Crazy talk!] and I loved every second of it. Especially because the first movement was woven like Isle of the Dead, which I was used to and wanted more of.

2 - Piano Concerto no. 2: One of the first pieces that got me into classical. Back when I was slowly acquainting myself with piano music by Chopin, Liszt, and Beethoven, and also Bach’s organ music, I came across a scene from an anime “Nodame Cantabile” where they had animated the main character playing the first movement of the concerto. I was surprised to see any show dedicate so much time to the music itself, instead of fragmenting it for common audience patience. When I listened to it, I thought it was the most beautiful piano concerto I’d ever heard. I still think that.

1 - All Night Vigil: I’m going to say it: his most underrated work. Everyone knows Rachmaninoff for his piano music, his “pop” melodies, his colorful orchestration…but comparatively his greatest masterpiece is ignored. I mean, it isn’t a huge surprise. A cappella music is already a niche category, a niche within a niche from the public [a specific type of classical music that’s less recognizable/accessible], and add a false cultural barrier [being specifically Russian Orthodox a cappella music] to make it more obscure to the general public. But the music is so…I don’t know. I’m not religious, but I understand what people mean when they say they feel spiritual connections. Listening to this work, back in college when walking around campus at night under gentle snow, was the closest I’ve come to having a profound religious experience.

the white princess is honestly trash but lbr it’s some quality trash content and we get to see an updated live action ver of elizabeth and henry. plus the show def seems more committed to giving the characters more life than the novel ever attempted and more committed to actually exploring henry and elizabeth’s relationship.

philippa gregory wrote that novel almost in a way where it felt like she hated her own characters, the show seems to care far more. and on tv sex, scandals, and controversy seem to sell so while im disgusted with *that* scene it’s becoming more evident the showrunners used it as pure shock value to try and drive ratings and as irritating and disgusting as it is, it’s part of their marketing. so when all these people question how can you fangirl over the show and be excited about it despite that scene it’s because as ugly as it is, it’s part of their show business and honestly i’d rather focus on the fact that one of my fav and one of THE most underrated historical characters’/couples of all time is finally getting some sort of attention and spotlight

plus, let’s be honest we’re all trash for some pretty gifsets of our otps.

El Ángel is the shit and here’s why...

When we heard about sexy female characters in fighting games, we often think of

Cammy

Mai Shiranui

or Ivy Valentine

These characters are amazing to play, but there are others that are just as awesome. like Rainbow Mika, or the most underrated character of them all,; Ángel.

I baffles me how this character’s been overlooked for so long; she’s not exactly subtle.

She’s a Mexican POC enjoys partying, soccer and have a good time, so it was easy to see why many latinos relate to her

But she can also show her more sadistic and ruthless nature when she fights

Her outfit shows her flirtatious and playful nature (i know it looks kinda dumb but I still love it).

Gameplay-wise she uses wrestling and muay thai to rush down her opponents to finishing’em of with a sick grab

With the new King of Fighters XIV coming out and the return of this wonderful character, I hope she gets even more popular 

Bonus: SHE’S BASED ON DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON

anonymous asked:

Hov is probably one of the most underrated sneaker heads he low-key steps out in heat all the time

Definitely. No show with him either, it is completely low-key as you said. Can’t believe the kick blogs didn’t pick up on the 1996 snakeskin Air Force 1s he was rocking at the game a few weeks back. I saw that and blogged respectively, and still nothing. Sleeping.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any favorite villains from ANY OTHER Cartoon Network shows? (P.S: Funny joke: You wanna bet the Lich and Him would get along great?)

I assume besides PPG? Well there’s Aku (Samurai Jack), Ice King (Adventure Time), Peridot & Jasper (Steven Universe), Father (Kids Next Door), Mandark (Dexter’s Lab), Katz (Courage the Cowardly Dog), and Eris (Billy & Mandy) are all great antagonists if you ask me.

Although, I especially love one of the most underrated Courage villains: Robot Randy.

Steph, darn you, using your vast knowledge of my weaknesses to make me reveal lowkey OT3s *shakefist* Darn you

Okay in all seriousness, I really love the dynamics of Church, Tex, and Tucker together so much. Independently their banter is already wonderful, and it’s hilarious to have Tex straightening these two out more than a few times per argument, but I also love that they’re incredibly loyal to each other, too, in canon. 

There’s always a sense of concern for each other in the show’s more dramatic moments, and even when Tex appears to be at her most apathetic toward Church, she shows a lot of friendship and interest in Tucker that I think is still super underrated on the show. 

That all being said, there’s always that underlying sense of guilt I think all Chexy fans feel because we have to ask just how much Tex wants to be in a committed relationship with Church or how much she fights against those innate feelings in order to carve out her own name and sense of self. And there’s no getting around the fact that Blood Gulch Chronicles Tucker is more than a little obnoxious and that can go double for him with Tex in some seasons. I’d argue that Tucker has the most visible growth of any and all the characters and so there’s definitely an argument that he’s matured past a lot of that, and that all three of them maturing and growing each other is by definition what makes relationships worthwhile, but I am completely open to the squick factor it could hold for people.

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NYC Spring break musicals trip!
Show #4: April 4th, 2017
~Anastasia!!! My best friend ( @mydambloggg if yall wanna go check her out 😉) met up with me in NY and this is where the best shows begin. Anastasia was so good hollyyy shiiit. Anne got her fill of Derek Klena and I got mine of Christy Altamore (holy shit theyre both so attractive). We stage doored after through that day and Thursday. We met Christy that night, and Derek and Ramin on Thursday. Derek is so frikin tall oh my god, and so is Ramin. CHRISTY IS SO SHORTT AND PRETTY. Okay so fun story I fuckin said “i loved you in les mis” to Ramin instead of Anastasia and I wanna die now BYE. ps Ramin is literally the most underrated actor of all time. Anyways im gonna cry till the cast album comes out ~

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1. Wolf 359
2. The Bright Sessions
3. The Orbiting Human Circus of the Air
4. The Once and Future Nerd
5. Wooden Overcoats
6. Within the Wires
7. Ars Paradoxica
8. The Magnus Archives
9. Alice Isn’t Dead
10. The Penumbra

Like all of my retrospective posts, this will be based, obviously, on those podcasts that I listened to during 2016. More details on certain choices under the cut. Have your own best-of lists for 2016? Please tag me or let me know!

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So, I recently hit my 2 year mark in this fandom (holla for posting chap. 1 of home is where the heart is just over 2 years ago!) and I asked what people would like for me to do, and one of the biggest responses was for a fic rec post. And since I haven’t done one of those in a really long time, here’s a semi-extensive but in no way complete or finite list of favorite fics.

Anyways, read these.


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anonymous asked:

I love the white princess!! Sure the writing may not be as strong as TWQ but the leads are absolutely perfect. I knew jodie comer was a great choice but damn jacon collins-levy, i hate actors who are just cast as pretty boys but this guy brings it to the scene.. Overall i'm excited to see the romance between henry and lizzie because theirs was one of the most underrated love stories of all time

I agree that the writing has gone downhill considerably.  Thankfully they have a strong cast who does a lot with some pretty weak dialogue and stupid plots.

I think I’d be more thrilled to see a love story if they hadn’t had him rape her in the first episode.  It really spoils anything nice they may do from here on out with the two characters.  Any reblogs of cute gif set I may post on this blog in the future are because I like them from outside of the context of the show.  

Thanks for the message!  

I feel like Almighty Johnsons is an extremly underrated thing here on tumblr. I mean, we like gods if Thor and Loki are anything to go off of. Especially Norse gods. We like brotherly relationships, judging by Supernatural. We love an attractive, sarcastic bastard, even if we do want to punch him in the face most of the time. We like badass ladies who know how to put a self-absorbed fucker in his place. And I think we could all use a show that isn't constantly trying to rip our hearts out. Just now and then.

anonymous asked:

Your stories about shit going wrong on stage are so hilarious! I always want to read more. Could you tell us another one, please?

Sure thing. I’m not about to run out of those any time soon. 

Story time: Two summers ago I did a production of As You Like It in this tiny-ass little theatre in New York. (I played Celia, who is one of the most underrated women in the Shakespearean canon. But I digress.) The premise for this particular production was actually pretty clever: it was that we learned the whole show in three different ‘styles’ and the audience got to choose every night what they wanted to see. Cool idea in theory. In reality it meant that five minutes before curtain all thirteen of us were standing around in our fucking underwear backstage, waiting to find out what costumes we’re putting on and then scrambling like fucking mad once we had the ‘go’ signal. (Theatre is not for the shy or self-conscious. You will spend so much time partially nude in front of other people that after a while you won’t even notice.) At any rate, one of the styles was ‘contemporary,’ and for the wrestling match we had our Charles and Orlando fighting shirtless. Takes notes because this will be on the test. 

Anyway, opening night goes well, and we go out to celebrate in the manner of all good thespians—i.e., by getting absolutely shitfaced and making poor choices. Poor Choice Winner of the night was definitely our friend Chase, who was playing Charles. Four of us—me, Chase, Jimmy, and Stephen—were coming up from this weird little basement jazz bar and some guy runs into Chase on the stairs. They start pushing and arguing and Chase is a big dude with a big temper but a low tolerance and he’s like three sheets to the fucking wind, so he takes a massive swing at the other guy, but the other guy—you know, not being too drunk to walk—ducks and Chase ends up slamming his fist through a restaurant window. 

And you guys, I swear, I have no fucking idea how the cops got there so fast. Jimmy and Stephen and I are still trying to convince Chase to just sit the fuck down before he hurts himself when like six police cars roll up, lights and sirens and the whole nine yards like there’s been a friggin bomb threat or something. So they haul him off the ground, clap him irons, and all the while me and the other two guys are drunkenly arguing with them and definitely making the whole situation worse. Eventually they’ve had enough bullshit and they’re like, “Right, well, you can come from fetch him from the Sixth Precinct,” and off they go on their merry way. And I’m like, “Okay now what?” and Jimmy just says, “Well, we’ve got a fucking matinee tomorrow so we’d better go bail him out.” Meanwhile the director and everyone else is still downstairs in the jazz club, not answering their phones. 

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CS + Underrated Moments 

Requested by Anonymous.

It took me a while to pick my 10 underrated moments, but I finally came up with a dignified list. I’ll now explain my choices from left to right, up to down.

1) I know that this moment is a pretty famous one with the “be a part of something” speech, but if I’m looking at what Hook said from the prospective of today, I think we underrated back then how much he truly knew her and knew that there was something else there. It was only spotted by him and she didn’t even try to hide it. This is not Emma and Hook of season 4! This is the end of season 2 we are talking about.

2) This moment is much more significant than just giving Hook the bean so he could open the portal. He is asking for her to trust him there. Trusting him with an object that would bring her back to her son. Sounds familiar somehow? Remember the compass? Back on the beanstalk Hook asked to see the compass, but she rushed to hide it away after he took a glance on it. Here she is giving him the bean right after he did the same for her. This was a symbol of trust between them that was really underrated in my opinion. Look at Emma’s face here, it says to him that she trusts him with the most important thing for her.

3) This one I picked mainly thanks to Jen because just after 3x01 aired she twitted that this is an CS underrated scene. And she is right. This is the first time they have been in silence next to each other, yet feeling completely comfortable. Which for me indicated a very high level of closeness. And again, this is 3x01 we are talking about!

4) This moment for me has completely missed the radar (maybe because back then we were already focused on the kiss we are getting a week later). But seriously, that immediate look that she gives him said it all. He was the person she looked up to in a time of trouble, the one she trusted there, the one that could save the day, the one that she wanted to share her concern with. 

5) Maybe it was because of the way they were filming it, but the hand grab was really underrated for me. We already talked about how hands are significant for CS and on this scene Hook grab her hand and she is pulling it away and yet he takes it once more. This is what Hook does and it really represents their relationship in general. He doesn’t give up. With this grasp he was saying to her that he is there and he is with her and even if she’ll get scared and pull away he will not give up on her and stay beside her.

6) I think this moment was a little underrated because of that incredible scene at Granny’s on this episode, but I really think that was really important. The way I see it when Emma is entering with the joke, this is her way of saying Hook she has missed him. There were maybe a few days even between the time he left her parents place all gloomy until this moment and he was probably avoiding her during this time. Then she enters the room and tries to bond with him in the way they did before because she missed him and his jokes and his flirts.

7) This moment is for me the most underrated scene maybe on the show. I posted about it in the past but it was like a year ago already. I just remember that I felt we don’t appreciate enough the plural Hook was using here, when everything that happened was completely Emma’s fault basically. I was amazed back then by the way he was together with her on this, especially after he tried to warn her about it and to make her leave the place. Between all the incredible moments of the season 3 finale this was maybe the most underrated one and ironically maybe the most important one for their relationship.

8) I chose this moment because I actually see it as the real moment that gave us the new Emma of season 4. So yes, she decided to ask Hook out and actually take a shot at having a life, but the morning after was when she showed that this was a steady state. It was the moment that showed how sure Emma was of her decision, how “that was it” for her, no more games but a start of a serious relationship.  

9) I choose this moment because we usually tend to focus on the “Don’t you know, Emma? It’s you” moment (and who can blame us). But right here was the moment that Hook have revealed his secret he has concealed from Emma. And maybe the most important thing is that he is doing it in front of her parents. In “Unforgiven” he was so afraid of what Emma would think of him that he hide it. And now after she assured him it wouldn’t change anything between them he was able to say what it was. But at the same time we can now see that losing Emma was the only thing he was terrified of, he didn’t have a problem taking responsibility of his own past doing in front of everybody as long as he knows that she will stay by his side.

10) When this moment aired at the beginning of the season 4 finale I could immediately imagine the parallel gifset to 4x12 with the fairies, but then the episode continued and we had so many incredible moments, that this one kinda became insignificant and it really should receive the credit it deserves. Because the thing is that this moment in the story is very different from the moment they brought back the fairies. Back then that was the issue. Hook and Belle have worked on it for weeks and it was something that Emma knew was at high importance to him. But here it was a different situation. Here they needed the apprentice to help them stop Rumple. All of them were at great danger. And yet, in between all the chaos Emma had found the time to think of Hook’s feelings and comfort him in that difficult time. I didn’t put that in this gifset, but that little look she gave him right after the apprentice came out was just too adorable. It was like she was saying, it o.k my love, it’s behind you, there is no reason to feel guilty any longer.

O.K, so these are the moments I chose. I would like to know what you guys think of them and also if you think I missed some important moments, please send me an ask about it :)

Send me a word/quote/parallel and I’ll make you a CS gifset inspired by it.

Full CS + Quote list made so far

Full “CS + word” list made so far

Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan.

Probably one of the most underrated characters in the entire show. But Okierete Onaodowan deserves all the awards for his amazing performance as both Mulligan and Madison. His ‘France’ makes me laugh every time I listen to Cabinet Battle #2 and knowing that he is a flower girl at the wedding just makes me so infinitely happy. Anyway, on to the linework. I struggled a lot with coming up with some sort of symbol of strength for a while, but then suddenly thought of antlers. In heraldry, antlers were a symbol of strength and fortitude, and I believe sometimes also of rebirth, but I’m not sure of that. 

Like with George Washington, I wasn’t happy with the linework for this, so I changed it to the zodiac symbol for Taurus, a zodiac sign and symbol that has a lot of the same meanings to it as the antlers. The antlers just didn’t work for me. I added the darker part, the split face as a symbol of his switching sides as a spy, and because I really liked it visually. 

anonymous asked:

tell me about paily

wow okay somebody actually asked me about it. get ready for a lot of complaining.

Okay first of all, Paily is definitely the most underrated couple on PLL that was like you know, actually a couple. The other girls all got big story arks and so much screen time with their boyfriends, but when it comes to Emily and Paige, we’d sometimes go episodes without seeing them together. I could write a ton about heteronormativity in this show, but I’ll save that for another day.

Second of all, certain people in the PLL fandom (you know who you are), make Paige out to seem bad for Emily or make it seem like they had a bad relationship. I’m sorry but ???? All Paige ever did was love Emily and worry about her safety. Everything Paige has done was to keep Emily safe or to make her happy. I don’t understand how people can’t like Paige she’s literally the biggest cinnamon roll on the whole show. (ps have you seen the way she looks at Emily like she’s the most wonderful thing in the world)

Third of all, of all of Emily’s relationships, Paily is the most stable, loving, honest, and truly good one. I’m definitely not saying that Paige and Emily’s relationship has always been perfect; it hasn’t. Every couple goes through ups and downs. But overall, Paily is the best example of a lesbian couple in the whole show. Which leads me into:

My fourth topic, representation. There are soooooo many young girls who watch this show. But for some reason, people seem to prefer to want Emily to end up with Alison. The only reason that I do not like the idea of Emily and Alison as a couple is simple: their relationship is just so so toxic. Alison has lied to Emily and led her wrong so many times. Yet, people romanticize these things and I get so confused because, Alison literally made Emily think that she never had a chance and then led her on and then shut her down again??? I hate this because young girls watching this show that maybe be just discovering their sexuality are seeing this relationship being encouraged and I just really don’t want them to think that somebody leading you on and lying to you is a healthy relationship. It scares me. Yes it’s representation, but it’s bad representation.

To conclude this long ass answer, I know Paily isn’t perfect at all. But, I do think that Emily is happiest when she’s with Paige. Paige is the one person who’s always loved her and the one person who’s never gonna leave her in the end. After all of this drama and death and lying, I think Paige is going to be the only one who never stopped loving Emily.