So I searched for my copy of Romeo and Juliete and wanted to see what
Mon-El underlined with the “love is blind. good? bad?” comment and found
this: “If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark.” It goes well with the line he marked above with the “Cupid = love god” comment: “One nickname for her purblind son and heir; Young Abraham Cupid, he that shot so true”.
No wonder he’s confused, because first we have Mercutio claiming that
Cupid, even blind, shoots well and then says that blind love can’t hit
And no one can argue that Mon-El’s love was blind at the beginning - he
paid attention only to Kara and didn’t give a shit about anything else.
But by this little bit here, we have a written proof of his character
development, cause he actually sat there, read this book and spend time
taking notes and honestly thinking about it. Who would have thought ^^
2. Winn is awesome. I loved him from season 1 (there was a time I actually shipped him with Kara), then in S2 he became more badass, but at the same time I kinda missed his connection with Kara so I’m super happy they are trying to rebuild it in S3. Everyone need friends, because there are things you can’t discuss with your family no matter how much they love you, and so does Kara. Tha fact that she confided in him her greatest fear really speaks volumes about how much she appreciates him. We knew this from the beginning, but it’s good to actually see this dynamic again. And he’s the breath of fun in this (for now) sad season.
3. I’m not a DC fan and I have no idea what’s in the canon, but I really like how they try to develop Reign as a human. We have a very normal woman, with a very normal life, who at some point will go dark (I bet it will have sth to do with her daughter) and we’re gonna see it all. Villains are interesting exactly because often we can actually relate to their choices, they just take it one step too far. So to actually witness the struggle, see the beaking point and not just have some random Bad Guy™
trying to take over the world - I’m all for it!
4. I love love love Lena as businesswoman :D This is the kind of strong female character I’m always looking for. Not strong physically, but confident, smart, knows what she wants = strong on the whole. How she diligently worked at CatCo shows why she is so successful (she gives it her all) and I really like this little spat she had with Kara “as her boss”. Because that’s life - no matter if your personal life is crumbling around you, work is work, and nobody is gonna tip-toe around you. That was a needed reality check for Kara. But I have a feeling Lene will figure out the truth about Supergirl this season.
Seeing how happy Alex is, it’s really sad to think about Sanvers
breaking up, but if they’re actually gonna do this, then they better
explain in properly. I hate it when shows break up ships
in this very insignificant way, because an actor/actress is leaving the
show. One ep there is a character, the next we never see him/her again.
Brushing it off like that leaves a bad taste in the fandom, so no matter
how heartbreaking it is, I want an explanation. So I can be angry, I
can grieve and I can move on. Seeing Alex and Maggie disagreeing on the
child issue this ep I thought this can be the start of the downfall. A
lot real life relationships have problems because of this matter, so I
wouldn’t be surprised if they used it here too. I still don’t want them
to break up, but if they must, at least do it in a way that will develop
Alex as a character (I’m trying to silence my internal screaming here).
in my experience with the three (3) i went to in the surrounding area it was. uh. you know when you step into a place and there’s nothing immediately noticeably wrong but you can just Feel that this is a Bad Space? like the kind of space where if you catch a glimpse of your mother walking down an aisle and turning a corner you know it’s a demonic trick and if you follow her it’ll lead you down a path to a dark space you can’t return from?
or you go in with your friend who’s right next to you but you get a text from them saying “hey i’m in the shoe aisle, you should come here” and you know it’s a trap from the devil? like other things:
only half of the dim, washed out, often flickering fluorescent lights were lit at any given time, usually only every-other set, leaving these valleys of darkness that made entire aisles inaccessible for fear of shadow people latching on to your soul like a dark passenger.
entire sections were just Empty. empty shelves with no product, never any employees filling them up, no boxes waiting to be unpacked, no signs saying what should be there.
no employees at all actually? wandering around the store even though the parking lots were full and you walked in with a group of 20 or so felt so lonely. you could walk the whole place and it was dead silent and the only other “people” around always were several aisles away with their back turned, unmoving. there was always only one cashier and there was never anyone in her line.
there was never any music on or announcements played? another place that does this are all the dollar trees in my area and it gives me anxiety. i feel like i’m being hunted, like i have to hold my breath and listen for the footsteps of beasts in other aisles.
the fitting rooms had a strange, dark energy to them. it felt like if you ever used them, whatever universe you closed the door on would not be the same one you stepped out into when you were done. the washrooms also contained this same dark energy.
passing the employees-only doors felt like wandering too close to a bears den. the glass windows never showed anything going on back there, no racks of product, no employees milling around. it was just pitch black, complete darkness. a hungry void.
leaving a target was the same disorienting feeling as leaving a dark theatre and exiting into the light. sound and colour and feeling rush back in. you feel like you can breathe again. a weight is lifted from your shoulders. you can’t remember any of the time you spent inside the target.
it is my sincere belief that the targets in canada never existed. the storefronts were put up, yes, but the stores themselves were vast empty caverns filled with dark dreams and sinister interlopers attracted to the malignant leftover energies from zellers. passing through the automatic doors was meant to teleport us to the nearest american location, but something went wrong and we entered an unnatural zone halfway between the upside down and whatever it was that happened in the langoliers.
Friendly reminder that Patroclus should not be remember simply as “Achilles’ bitch”.
Friendly reminder that Patroclus was a little shit. He had the power, the looks and the skills, and he knew it. Not only he excelled at battle; he did it while taunting his enemies all the fucking time cause he was going to win and he knew it.
Friendly reminder that he was the one guy who got to call out on Achilles, something no one else dared to do. In fact, men went to ask him to call out on Achilles because everyone was scared of him. Except for Patroclus.
Friendly reminder that Patroclus had advanced medical knowledge, something extremly rare at the time. He healed many of his friends and comrades during battle. Hadn’t it been for him, many great warriors would have died.
Friendly reminder that Patroclus was loyal to a fault. He was always by Achilles’ side in battle. He never disobeyed Achilles orders. The one time he did, was the time he died.
Friendly reminder that Patroclus was kind and had a soft heart. He cried because while Achilles’ Rage lasted, he wouldn’t let any of his men enter battle, Patroclus included. And while Achilles’ troops were hiding in their ships, the rest of the Greek army got crushed. Patroclus felt so powerless and helpless because he couldn’t do nothing as he saw his comrades dying.
Friendly reminder that Patroclus had a character crisis. He had to decide whether obeying his Lord’s commands and abandoning his friends in battle, or going against his Lord’s wishes and engaging fight.
Friendly reminder that he refused to stay behind like a coward. He chose to enter battle, but since he was a honourable man he told Achilles about it. Friendly reminder that he managed to sway Achilles’ Rage. Friendly reminder that he managed to convince Achilles to let their troops rejoin the war, thus returning the victory to the Greeks.
Friendly reminder that Patroclus was flawed. He committed hubris. He got so battle drunk and was so excited by the prospect of finally ending the war, that he disobeyed Achilles’ direct command not to fight near the walls of Troy, and chased the Troyans back to the limits of the city. To the place Achilles had specifically told him not to go because it would be too dangerous. Friendly reminder that this one flaw is his downfall.
Friendly reminder that Patroclus doesn’t go down without giving one hell of a fight. Friendly reminder that Patroclus was so strong that Apollo (the God that protected Troy and Hector [Troy’s heir to the throne]) had to face him and repel him four times.Four times. A god. If that ain’t badass, then I don’t know what could be. In the fourth time, Apollo got inside Patroclus’ head and made him dizzy. Patroclus fell and Apollo removed him from his armour- Achilles’ armour. Patroclus ended up unprotected, vulnerable and dizzy in the middle of the battle field; so a random dude saw the opportunity and stabbed his back with a spear. But was that enough to make him go down? Oh heck no. The pain snapped him out of the dizziness. Patroclus realized he was in a very troublesome situation so he decided to fall back… but at that moment Hector engaged him in battle. And Patroclus wouldn’t retire from a direct combat, oh heck he wouldn’t. Even though he knew this was probably the way he would die, he fought with his all.
Friendly reminder that lacking his armor, tired from battle, with a spear wound on his back and only Achilles’ sword left as weapon, Patroclus faced Hector, Troy’s greatest warrior and didn’t fear.
Friendly reminder that when Hector sheathed his spear in Patroclos’ stomach, Patroclus thought about the love of his life.
Friendly reminder that with his last breath Patroclus smiled at Hector and told him “You are a dead man. This will be your downfall”. Friendly reminder that until his last moment, he was a little shit.
Friendly reminder that Patroclus is a flawed, well-rounded, badass character and that he deserves so much more than his current position as “Achilles’s love interest”.
“Stop talking for a second and just… let me tell you something.”
I had this idea about if Keith and Lance got stranded in space and for some reason the team can’t get to them or doesn’t know where they are, and they think they’re gonna die so they finally confess to each other. 😏
But then the team finally comes and rescues them and they’re forced to actually deal with their feelings.