the parallels are growing

Blue Planets

There’s a me out there filthy rich and sobbing.
Her hair is bushy, curly like mine,
but hers houses pears and jasper pendants.

My cold hands contrast her pink, warm palms.
Her howls are ingredients, important. But here
I can stare at the ancient lights above my head–
we move, not them. Round and round.

I bet if I laugh she’ll feel it, the other version.
And I bet she’ll claw at her chest,
demand infectious thoughts to stop growing
into swallowtails.

Does she understand parallels? Am I the reason
her bones shiver; why her closet stays closed
in her binding world? Am I a dark secret,
the freedom eroding around her feet?

I don’t know. Maybe we are planets
recognizing fate in each other, and she just
couldn’t deal with what happens to me.  

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Yuuri (Ep. 02) & Yuri (Ep. 04) 

Skating aside, he’s not good at putting himself out there. 

He was arrogant about his abilities since no one in his age group rivaled him. 

You are a teacher at Washington High. Observing the students, you notice that their teenage drama is remarkably similar to the plot of Lord of the Rings. The rest of the faculty seems not to notice, despite the parallels growing more outrageous every day.

If Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them doesn’t draw the biggest parallel between the New Salem family and LGBT kids growing up under conservative, hyper-religious parents who support conversion therapy, I don’t know what does.

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12x11 “Regarding Dean”

On the “Alice in Wonderland” & “Alice Through the Looking Glass” in “Regarding Dean”

”…cause all the King’s horses and all the King’s men, couldn’t put him back together again…”

-The “Humpty Dumpty” Riddle

I talked about this topic a little bit yesterday already in this post, but was too tired to expand and talk more about all of the references to Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” as well as “Alice Through the Looking Glass” that were inserted in this week’s episode. It was in 10x05 “Fan Fiction” that Maeve, the stage manager described the moment when Calliope started influencing their play with the words “we’re past the looking glass, people” and it couldn’t be a more fitting and more impoortant line in relation to 12x11 “Regarding Dean”, because as much as the 200th episode was about a fictional story and with it it’s characters becoming real, so one major theme of this week’s episode also dealt with the question of reality. And the uncertainty of reality, perception and truth aren’t just topics extremely heavily tackled in Lewis Carroll’s stories, these things also play a heavy and important role in our current reality/society where we are met with “alternative facts” and “fake news” every single day and which it seems Supernatural even if only very slightly is making a comment on. But don’t worry, this is all I am going to allude to here in relation to RL.

What excited and still excites me about this week’s episode is how cleverly and detailed it worked with “Alice in Wonderland” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass” references all throughout the episode. And I refuse to believe all of these are accidental - especially when taking into account how the show made a great effort in making known that Sam and Dean work in Arkansas, which is described as the “Carroll County” (see the 4th gif)

Lewis Carroll, the creator of these stories, in scientific discussion is analyzed as someone who used these stories not only as an homage to childhood, childhood innocence and the sadness about the inevitability of growing up, but he is also understood to have been a writer who tackled a whole lot of philosophical questions on semantics, language and logic in his works. In literature his two probably most famous stories surrounding Alice are described as “non-sense literature”, but if you dig deep you can find a whole lot of sense in it and also a great deal of thoughts about aspects of identity building. And that: growing up and identity shaping have been integral parts of Supernatural during these past few seasons.

Down the Rabbit Hole

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Iwaizumi Hajime/IwaOi/Oikawa Tooru headcanons Part 2 (because I cannot write headcanons of one without the other) :

General stuff and IwaOi in (grade school and) middle school:

  • Iwaizumi is born a strong boy. He may look small and lanky (before he starts building muscle in the later half of middle school), but he could lift heavy things easily (including a crying and hurting Oikawa on his back 20-minute walk back home.)
  • Iwaizumi claims willpower can bring real strength.
  • Iwaizumi loves dogs. Whenever he saw one on the street, he would either flash them a big smile or approach them to pat them.
  • Iwaizumi is an animal whisperer in general.
  • Iwaizumi doesn’t get sick often, but whenever he does, it’s serious. He would burn up with high fever, several times, before he fully recovers. (Oikawa freaked out the first time (when they were four) and wouldn’t leave Iwaizumi’s room because he can’t leave or Hajime-chan might die when nobody’s watching. It’s one memory both mothers like to talk about when Iwaizumi and Oikawa are older. Oikawa refuses to acknowledge he’s ever been so naïve and stupid.)
  • Iwaizumi asks Oikawa to stop calling him Hajime-chan in their third grade in grade school (Oikawa refused but at least dropped the ‘chan’ under Iwaizumi’s persistence. Iwaizumi started calling Oikawa by his last name around the same time and Oikawa wasn’t a bit happy about it. He complained but Iwaizumi was persistent.)
  • (Iwaizumi’s and Oikawa’s stubbornness could rival their competitiveness. Though if there’s any exception, it’s for each other (and their family.))
  • Iwaizumi brings it up several times and asks Oikawa to use his last name in the following years but Oikawa refuses (again and again).
  • Oikawa is persistent of calling Iwaizumi ‘Hajime’ because he feels special to be the only one still allowed (or more like being tolerated) to use it to address Iwaizumi. And since Oikawa is still bad at making friends, it’s one important proof that he’s special to Iwaizumi who has way too many friends other than him. (Iwaizumi may have a lot of friends (and many, especially boys, want to be friends with him), he likes to keep only a few close ones. Before Iwaizumi and Oikawa befriend Hanamaki and Matsukawa in high school, Oikawa is actually the only one Iwaizumi considers as his close friend.)
  • Oikawa comes up with Iwa-chan in their fifth grade and declares that it’s either ‘Hajime’ or ‘Iwa-chan’ (because they are best friends and best friends get best friend privilege.) Iwaizumi agrees to ‘Iwa-chan’, albeit reluctantly.
  • Iwaizumi might dislike the nickname (he’s neutral about it later), but would politely ask anyone other than Oikawa to not use it to address him. (Because, well, Oikawa insists best friends get best friend privilege. Iwaizumi does let Hanamaki and Matsukawa use ‘Iwa-chan’ when they are teasing or pissing off Oikawa.)
  • (Oikawa finds out about this and feels more than happy with it. He shows his gratitude by pretending not knowing.)

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parallels. rey + obi-wan kenobi.

happy birthday cali ♥︎

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Better Call Saul (“Mijo”)  //  Breaking Bad (“Full Measure”)

Jimmy/Saul & Leg breaking

i just am bad at math, that’s all. i thought if i divided myself into smaller pieces to give to you and multiplied how hard i was trying and subtracted all of my flaws you’d finally add me to your life. what i’m trying to say is that i wanted to plot our lives beside each other so we’d never grow apart. i just forgot parallel lines also never touch.

My thoughts about Azula & Zuko (Smoke & Shadow Spoiler Alert!)

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Maybe I’m not the only one who’s thought of this, but I don’t care… LOL!

Now, icewhisker21 has her own theories and this is more in her department. I can’t help but think… What if Azula’s masquerading as the Kemurikage is like a similar but more darker reflection of Zuko’s whole Blue Spirit identity?

Now, we can say that both brother and sister have their own masked identities. I may have doubts about Azula’s fate because I’m worried about my fave, but the idea of her having this identity is growing on me. Maybe her story will parallel Zuko’s?

But just think of it… Both siblings used spirit like identities. Zuko used it when he had to become a thief to survive but he eventually chucked the mask away (in the lake). Azula is pretty much up to no good with it, too. That’s unless there is a twist like how someone mentioned or it’s much more complicated than it looks… Maybe Azula will do the same thing, as Icewhisker pretty much stated in her post. Taking of the mask… Even better… She could burn the mask like she burned one of those letters in her hand (The Search) and it can be her way of letting go. Of course she would still have conflict but it would be a start.

I’m just trying to see a good side to this for my fave. I feel that she was either convinced by someone (who’s obviously still loyal to Ozai) to take back the throne or she’s going through a crisis where she still wants to rule (but is confused) and has intimidated some old Ozai supporters to help her. Zuko pretty much turned against his uncle after his so called “change”. Maybe Azula is still tempted by a darker side of her own thoughts, even though she’s suppose to be some change in her… Maybe she’ll feel some regret. Change can cause conflict within someone and it could even become violent as we saw with Zuko’s illness. What if she has a dragon dream where her mother and father are saying two different things. I can always imagine Ozai being a black dragon and Ursa as white. A Yin and Yang.

Being Fire, maybe change is not so easy for them… They say “Water is the element of Change” and look at which element is opposite. Yeah, now I’m really digging into these theories quite deep… LOL! We also have to remember that Sozin and Roku’s genes are in both of them and it seems to mean something significant to their lore… Right? Once again… Remember Zuko’s inner conflict?

I’m probably not making sense and it’s because the hot Australian weather is getting to me, but these are some of my thoughts.

Also… If Zuko can make coloured fire and Kiyi can say “Zuzu”, why can’t Azula inherit a trait such as her brother’s need to hide under a mask? They are all related, after all. Another thought that came to me is Kiyi’s “Zuzu”… How would Azula react to this? I’m afraid it would actually set her off. Azula is a smart girl, but her mind isn’t her own. She might take this as Kiyi definitely being her replacement, even though she’s smart enough to know that’s not true.

Anyway, that’s some of my thoughts.

The Blue Spirit and The Kemurikage… Brother and Sister.

I Am A Selkie On The Sea-Chapter 1

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Selkie au Weirdmageddon. Sequel/partner fic to “I Am A Man Upon The Land”


It was cold in the throne room of the Fearamid. Cold and dark, and Ford shivered in the cramped cell he shared with his brother. The luminescent bars trapped them in a tiny bubble of air. Beyond, they could see the ocean and the distant impossible architecture and, far below them, the glowing red X that Bill and all his minions had used to enter the world.

But neither of them were looking. Stan had his head in his hands and Ford stared blankly at the bars in front of him. There had to be some way out. Some solution. But he was so tired and so sore and he couldn’t think. He was surrounded by the sea, which should have been a comfort, but Bill had taken even that away from him.

Then Stan raised his head, reached into his jacket and pulled out Ford’s sealskin. He held it out and Ford snatched it away, clutching it to himself. He’d thought it was lost. He’d thought Bill had—

“Dipper saved this,” said Stan. “He carried it for days. Through everything. Think he’d hoped to give it back to you himself, but—”

Ford curled close around the skin, tight as the spiral of a snail shell. There wasn’t room in the cage to transform. He couldn’t escape. But he had an anchor now. He could breathe.

Stan shook his head. “He’s gonna die. Both the kids. They’re gonna die and it’ll be my fault …”

“No,” said Ford. He was almost surprised to hear his own voice. He moved next to Stan and wrapped the sealskin around both their shoulders, the way the younger twins did when they needed comfort.

“I made the deal with Bill. I caused this. You would have seen right through him.”

Ford pulled out his worn flask—his other anchor—and took a long drink before passing it over.

Stan tipped back the flask. “Fine. We both ruined everything. So what do we do now?”

Ford hung his head. He’d been searching for a better answer, but there was only one thing he could think of. “I’m sorry, Stanley. I have to take his deal.”

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what wanda said to vision about wanting everyone to see her as she is (“I am something else and still me, I think. but that’s not what everyone else sees”) is the perfect parallel to steve & bucky. vision then tries to protect her by keeping her hidden because “[what do you want?] for people to see you as I do” and that’s pretty much 100% stucky