the party where she kisses alex

anonymous asked:

Who do you think is responsible for the censorship of sanvers, the writers or the CW? I'm inclined to believe it's the latter. I feel like this is probably standard practice for various networks with "family" shows, but I'm seeing a lot of anger directed towards the writers specifically, and I don't know if it is the most productive thing. Not that the writers shouldn't be criticized for other things.

society?

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Supergirl: Kara/James Meta

I wanted to reflect a little bit on the Kara/James relationship. A lot of people have said that their relationship ended before it began for no reason–or that the only reason was to “make room” for Mon-El–but I disagree entirely. I believe the romance was interrupted by Kara’s brush with death, which forces her to reconsider everything in her life (outside of being Supergirl).

Warning: Spoilers for all episodes for Supergirl through 02x15 Exodus.

I think the major reason for this “no reason” perception comes from the break between Season 1 and Season 2. In fact, the “sudden breakup” thing reads to me like another TV romance, JD/Eliot in Scrubs, specifically 3x20 My Fault, where JD gives a speech to Eliot about he wanted to be with her, finally wooing her into dumping her fiance to be with him. As she curls against him, his thought is the final thing we hear: “I DON’T WANT HER!”

It’s jarring but not entirely unexpected, given our knowledge of the characters. It does feel weird, though, because unlike Scrubs, the characters on Supergirl are more mature, and most of them are self-aware, too. However, Kara is struggling with herself and her awareness of herself.

So what prompts this epic split between Kara and James after they spent a good chunk of Season 1 in the will-they-or-won’t-they phase? I believe it all comes down to Supergirl facing her own death during the Season 1 finale.

Given the odds she’s facing in the Season 1 Finale, she says her goodbye:

KARA: James, I know in my heart, that we could’ve been happy together. But we missed our chance. And now, the most important thing to me is that you find happiness. Find someone who appreciates how amazing you are. 

JAMES: Kara, wait. Kara, why are you saying this? What’s going on with you?

KARA: Nothing. I just… I care about you a lot, James Olsen. Always remember that.

JAMES: Kara.

KARA: I can’t. I have to go.

– Episode 01x20 Better Angels

She then has this conversation with J’onn J’onzz:

J’ONN: I was exactly where you are, Kara. And when I was, you told me to never give up.

KARA: I’m not giving up. But my mother didn’t send me to Earth to fall in love with a human, have children, live in a house with a white picket fence. She sent me here to protect Kal-El. And now, I will use my powers to protect the Earth. And If I die achieving that, I’m at peace with it. I’ll join my mother. We’ll be together in Rao’s light.

– Episode 01x20 Better Angels

Still, Kara faces off against Non and Indigo and lives, though she nearly dies in the process several times. She has a reunion with everyone after her narrow escape (thanks to Alex being a bad-ass), and then she tries to act as if she hadn’t been essentially arranging for her own funeral for the entire episode.

I wish they had spent more time on this, but the show goes from the end of Season 1 to the beginning of Season 2 with almost all of this struggle to return to normal off-screen. We are literally seeing the tail-end of it in 02x01 The Adventures of Supergirl.

In the Season 2 Premiere, we pick up with a few spare comments about the dude in a pod before she starts talking about her date with James, which apparently they arranged, even though she told him that they couldn’t be together. That kiss during her “hey we survived” party magically made everything better, right?

Except it didn’t.

ALEX: So, are you watching the Venture launch tonight?

KARA: No, actually, James and I are going on our first date. It’s gonna be great. We are finally both free and clear to just hang out. No aliens trying to destroy the Earth. Just him and me, together like normal people, doing what people do on dates.

ALEX: Okay.

KARA: What?

ALEX: What, what? You’re doing that thing where you say “Okay,” but you’re not actually okay. Because you’re doing that thing where you are super overeager, which means that you really aren’t, but you’re trying to convince yourself that you are.

KARA: I am not doing that thing. That’s… I’m excited. This is me excited. Mmm-hmm.

– Episode 02x01 The Adventures of Supergirl

This is the first sign that Kara hasn’t really dealt with her near-death experience in the Season 1 Finale. She’s trying to act like she hasn’t just made a major life discovery, like everything hasn’t changed for her, and part of that is going on a date with James (pursing “the romance”).

But it’s not just Kara that’s getting all wiggy here. James is super-nervous, too.

KARA: Pizza and potstickers is my most favorite meal.

JAMES: Which I know about you. Um, I’m surprised you don’t have the Venture launch on. I know how into the space program you are.

KARA: Oh, that’s not a big deal.

JAMES: Kara, you can put it on, it’s fine.

KARA: Well, maybe I’ll just put it on without the sound.

– Episode 02x01 The Adventures of Supergirl

James definitely knows a lot about Kara, and he certainly know how she feels about him. So why is he so nervous? I’m guessing it has to do with how she’s been acting (off-screen) between the Season 1 Finale and the Season 2 Premiere. He knows something is up, and he must’ve realized it’s affecting their relationship. Even though he knows how she feels about him and that he reciprocates, it makes him nervous. This is also why he asks her “What’s changed?” later in the episode.

Then we get this conversation with Superman:

KARA: For so long, I kept my head down and moved forward. And life was simple. And now I have all these options. An amazing guy and any job I want and I’m… I’m stuck.

CLARK: I’ve been where you are. You know, trying to figure out how to be Clark and Superman.

KARA: Yeah, but you made it look so easy.

CLARK: Well, it wasn’t. It’s still not. Look, all I know is that being Kara is just as important as being Supergirl… Trust yourself, Kara. Listen to your heart. If things are right with James, you’ll know it.

– Episode 02x01 The Adventures of Supergirl

If Kara was really ready for a relationship with anyone, then she wouldn’t be so conflicted over everything. She would understand and accept that any dates James and she have will almost certainly be interrupted by all manner of things, given both their jobs and the fact that she is Supergirl on top of it.

Instead she fixates on “the perfect date,” aka the thing that will make her feel like being with James is exactly right, which is the kind of thing you do when you’re uncertain of a relationship… and you know it, and you don’t want to admit you’re uncertain about it. Kara has been feeling that being with James isn’t right for her, almost certainly since 01x20 Better Angels, but she hasn’t dealt with that. She’s trying to push ahead like those doubts aren’t there because she was so certain she wanted to be with James before.

Thus, Kara is seeking verification. She wants to know she’s on the right path. But there’s no such thing for relationships. You have to jump in and swim, and that relationship might sink to the deep and drag you along with it. 

She eventually comes to the conclusion that Alex seems to have already guessed and James seems to be dreading… that she shouldn’t be with James.

“You know, what’s funny is, on Krypton, by my age, I’d be a spinster. I know it seems like I should have everything figured out by now, but I don’t. Last year was all about figuring out how to be Supergirl, and now… Now it’s time I figure out how to be Kara. You were right, James. Something has changed for me. You and me together, that’s all I wanted. But now when I listen to my heart, I just… I know that we are best as friends.”

– Kara to James in episode 02x01 The Adventures of Supergirl

Far from this being out of the blue, both the Season 1 finale and the Season 2 premiere implied this was coming. The primary issue (the reason it was a surprise) is that the kiss at the end of 01x20 Better Angels implies a resolution and moving forward, which 02x01 The Adventures of Supergirl doesn’t truly address head-on until the last few scenes.

Kara faces her own mortality and prepares for her own funeral in the Season 1 finale, and unlike many other superhero/scifi shows, Supergirl decides to actually address the fall-out from those decisions at the beginning of Season 2 in a very real way. Kara has tons of things to distract her from inner revelations, (not the least of which is the Dude in a Kryptonian Pod) including deciding on a new career and starting a new romantic relationship.

During 02x01 The Adventures of Supergirl, Kara tries to act as if nothing has changed. As if she hasn’t realized that becoming Supergirl is a lot more than just rescuing cats (or snakes named Fluffy) from trees… She’s been injured and in danger before, certainly, but Kara willingly laid down her life for the planet, going so far as to fly into outer space without a safe way to return.

This experience shakes up everything Kara knew about herself and Supergirl, so it makes sense that it would shake up all her relationships. Which it does. She leans on Clark when he arrives, but during the first three episodes, she has conflicts with pretty much everybody she knows, including Alex (02x02 The Last Children of Krypton) and J’onn (02x01 The Adventures of Supergirl and 02x02 The Last Children of Krypton), though both those conflicts appear to be a result of her relationship with Clark. But it’s more than that. A lot more.

Kara doesn’t jump into a relationship with anyone else after she ends things with James. In fact, it’s not until 02x11 The Martian Chronicles, when Alex encourages Kara to explore her feelings about Mon-El, which is months after 02x01 The Adventures of Supergirl. 

The reason for Kara and James splitting up isn’t abrupt or random, but it does leave the door open for future development, which the show did not pursue. I wish they spent more time on Kara’s inner struggle here, because they have a great speech from Cat Grant that underscores the theme, but they left out so much of the self-reflection that it’s easy to miss.

“You’re standing on the shore, afraid to dive into the new waters, and you’re afraid because you don’t wanna say goodbye to the mild-mannered, lovelorn Kara Danvers, the sweet and dutiful assistant to Cat Grant. You are standing there looking out at your options, the icy blue water, the fast-flowing river, and the choppy sea. And they all look very appealing to you because you’re dying to go for a swim, but you know that water is going to be cold, and the journey is going to be hard, and when you reach the other side, you will have become a new person. And you are scared to meet that new version of yourself. Now, we all get used to our own personas, and we’re used to our own comfort zones, but, trust me, in order to live, we must keep daring. Keep diving.”

– Kat Grant in episode 02x01 The Adventures of Supergirl

Sudden, but not sudden.

anonymous asked:

Hi um that princess diaries thing was perfect and I'm obligated to ask, would you please please pretty please with a cherry on top write more?? I'm just like in love rn???

finally getting around to this hahahaha. oh god. there’s so much. -whispers- so much. oh and also, reminder that yurio’s approaching 21 in this series because let’s be real. why would you let a 16 year old rule a country.


The Midsummer Ball has barely started, and Yuri Plisetsky, ward and heir to King Viktor Nikiforov of Petersburg, already wants to leave it. 

By Petersburg custom, as an unwedded heir, he is obliged to dance with every single eligible person on the guest list. The problem with that is, of course, that a significant number of guests are eligible. And many of them are… well. Viktor would probably disapprove, but Yuri would rather stick out his eyes and chop off his legs than have to dance with another one of these chucklefucks for another moment.

It had started out innocently enough, with one of his partners speaking absolutely no English or Russian. The lady had been an okay dancer, even if all she spoke was Greek to Yuri’s ears. 

(No, really. She spoke nothing but Greek.)

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don’t think about:
-where it would’ve gone if Lillian hadn’t interrupted Kara and Lena^^
-or Lena frantically calling Alex after Kara said yes to going to the gala
-or that she called to find out karas favorite food
-so she could have them at the party
-definitely don’t think about this concept:
Lena: “How could I ever repay you?”
Kara(as supergirl): “Oh, that’s not necessary!”
Kara’s-clumsy-ass: *trips and Lena catches her and kisses her*
Lena: “How’s that?”
Kara: *adorkably nervous giggling*

DONT THINK ABOUT THAT
-or how Lena is actually trying really hard to be that strong and intimidating
-she actually really soft
-don’t think about them trying to out ‘puppy-dog-eye’ each other but both caving at the same time
-don’t think about Lena moving in with Kara and making a joke about how now she doesn’t have to drop in unannounced
(feel free to add)

Chapter Sixty Five Part Three

A/N: Sorry for the delay! Here is part three of the wedding stuff!

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“There were so many people!” Emma exclaimed as the line of carriages slowed and pulled in through the gates of Buckingham Palace. “How many people do you think we waved at? Millions?”

“Thousands,” Harry corrected with a chuckle.

“And you did such a great job smiling and waving at all of them,” Alex said, pride in her eyes as she smiled down at her daughter.

“My cheeks hurt from smiling so long though,” Emma answered as their carriage pulled up in front of the doors they would enter through and rolled to a stop.

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anonymous asked:

Getting drunk at a party with Alex Riko and Momoi? They don't get enough love

so true and let’s try this with their s/o if that’s what you meant

ALEX: She would go batshit crazy when she’s drunk, kissing everyone in the room and chasing after people who would try to run from her. If you were sober, you would grab her and sit her down in a room where she would attempt to attack you too. But you would just kiss her slow and sweet, leaving her in a complete daze. However, if you were as drunk as her, you’d probably end up making out in front of everyone after dancing like a maniac on the floor.

MOMOI: Momoi is surprisingly a quieter drunk. She’s usually more open about her affections when she isn’t drunk. But when she’s intoxicated, she would be afraid of saying the wrong thing so she would be more polite and quiet. If you were sober, you would just accompany her as she came down from the high of the alcohol and maybe orgasm. If you were drunk, you might coax her into a heated makeout session but Momoi would end up getting shy and the two of you would stop.

RIKO: Riko would have high alcohol tolerance because she knew how to handle her drinking to make sure that she didn’t go shit-faced too fast. But, once you get her drunk, she would be laughing and giggling the whole time, far from her usual demonic coach self. If you were sober, you would probably record her drunk because it would be the most hilarious thing on earth. If you were drunk, you would be laughing along with her, possibly attempting pranks on the Seirin team.

Forty-seven

Alex

The drive to Cyn’s place wasn’t as awkward as I thought it would be. I bonded with Elexia or Lexi as she stressed countless of times way better than I thought I actually would.

“You excited for the party?” I asked as I turned down the block

“Not really, I was surprised when Cyn invited me because I have this strange feeling that Traci don’t like my ass at all” she laughed a little

“Why you say that?” I asked

“She looks at me like I killed her mother, like literally her side eye is vicious I swear” she said shaking her head

I chuckled because that just sounds like Traci, her attitude stays on hundred. She’s going to fuck with the wrong person one of these days and they gon’ put her little prissy ass in check.

I’ve come to terms that she’s my blood sister and I would hate for some to check her in front of me but if push comes to shove what can I really do? Because she was in the wrong.

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New Challenges part 30

I felt like postponing this, because I just don’t want to say goodbye yet, but this is it… the last chapter… I’m not crying, I’m really not… *loud sniffing*… Thank you for sticking with me for 30 chapters! Leave me a message, you beautiful idiots :)

Everyone followed them to Hannah’s place. This needed to be celebrated.

As soon as she got home, Hannah put Alex on the ground, “Go on baby, now you can put on your onesie.”

Alex cheered and ran to her room.

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New life // chapter ten

Zendaya’s pov:

I was sitting in the car at the backseat. I never felt more nervous than right now. I didn’t know what to expect but seeing my dress and overall look it must have been something elegant.

“Where exactly are we going?” I asked not directly hoping that anyone of them would answer me.

I was sitting with Nicole and the back and Val was driving while Alex took pasangers seat. I guess it will always be like that but I didn’t mind.

“It’s a surprise.” Nicole winked at me.

She was dressed very elegant as well but she always looked good since the day I first met here on the street. She was generally very beautiful girl.

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New Life // chapter eleven

This is the last chapter I had written so from now you will have to wait a little bit longer ;) plus i remember i got stuck at this chapter cause my brain couldn’t come up with an idea what could happen next. For sure Val’s explanation but I had a problem with a reasoning why someone what be doing what they are doing hehe so be patient with me please <3

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Zendaya’s pov:

I was there standing way too amused to say anything. I looked at Nicole and she had an apologetic look in her eyes.

“Don’t be so surprised young girl here in place like this it’s normal.” Valerie said sending little smile to me.

You could think she would come as cold and arogant but she was nothing like that. There was certain warmth coming from her, I was sure she was like mother for some of this girls.

“You are eighteen right?” She added.

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