this can backfire in so many ways

Rose Quartz’s reason for Steven

Now that ‘Storm in the Room’ has come and gone, I want to remind you of a line of dialogue from a very old episode.

Steven says this about Amethyst, which turns out to be true. We still see signs of it in the Amethyst arc where she pours herself into defeating Jasper. But I think this line is true for all quartzes.

Amethyst doesn’t wanna think about herself. She hates herself. It’s a miserable thing to think about. You can see the stark contrast with the Famethyst; they all have eachother to think about, which is why they’re so happy.

Jasper doesn’t wanna think about herself. Although she is full of herself, she’d rather be a part of anyone else. First Lapis, and then corrupted quartzes, if that’s what it takes.

Steven doesn’t wanna think about himself. He doesn’t wanna think about the expectations riding on him and all the horrible things he’s done and been through. He’d rather think about everyone else and what he can do for them.

And Rose was the same way. She didn’t wanna think about herself. She was always asking everyone else about themselves. Whenever she’s asked about herself, she either evades it entirely or delays it as long as possible. She dedicated herself to – quite literally – everyone else. Both the Crystal Gems, and the entire human race.

But it backfired. The rebellion caused a war, the war caused the destruction of so many gems (and maybe even humans), caused her to bubble Bismuth and shatter Pink Diamond, and who knows how many other awful, dreadful things.

She didn’t want that anymore. But she couldn’t escape it. She couldn’t just run away from it. But she couldn’t just NOT think about it.

Everyone around her was so unique, so full of life, so free of burdens … and she wanted that.

Rose Quartz wanted to be anyone other than herself.

She didn’t make Steven to escape her mistakes. She made him because she thought so little of herself. Because she knew, anyone in the world would be a better fit as the leader of the Crystal Gems than her.

She wanted to live life as someone who would know what to do. Someone who could be strong. Someone who could make the right decisions. Someone who could create good where all she created was bad. Someone that could set out to do what she never could; to save everyone. Someone that could be everything she wasn’t.

She can’t give Steven the answers because …

Steven is the answer.

Friendship in Tokyo Ghoul

One of the Saddest things that I think came out of this chapter is the thoughts of friends this chapter. This is because Touka is experiencing the “loss” of a friend for just being who she is and Yoriko associating with her. This was something that Touka never wanted, and part of the reason she stayed away for so long. Touka wanted to protect Yoriko from ever being associated with her just in case she was ever discovered. Yet, by doing that it backfired when Yoriko decided to find her friend and unintentionally got herself in the middle of a violent jealousy.

This leads Touka into this place where she is overcome with the guilt of all of her desires for Yoriko were flushed down the drain. With the only thing she can do is deny their friendship in a last ditch effort to get her out of trouble. This in many ways parallels the relationship that Hide and Kaneki had.

Kaneki and Hide had been friends for a majority of their lives, they went through the toughest points of their lives together. So of course when Kaneki became a ghoul, he wanted to protect him from himself. The fight with Nishiki not only showed the danger of ghouls for Hide, but also how he himself is the most dangerous thing. So little by little Kaneki started to pull away, until he disappeared completely after the Aogiri Tree arc. It was because Kaneki pulled away that, Hide started to look for him joined the CCG and ultimately showed up in the sewers to let Kaneki eat him.

This parallel is in how all Touka and Kaneki wanted to do was protect their friend, but in their desire to protect them they only lead them to what they never wanted for them. Touka never wanted Yoriko to find out she was a ghoul, so she’s “arrested” for being being associated with Touka and never turning her into the CCG. Kaneki didn’t want Hide to get hurt or killed, so he ends up in the situation where for him to survive he had to eat a part of Hide. It shows that the more you try to protect someone, and in many ways losing the core of the frienship which is spending time with someone you care about someone you are supposed to be able to tell anything to. Touka and Kaneki ignored that for trying to protect their friend and it bit them in the ass because their worst fears came true.

This fact also leads to the most tender part of the chapter where Touka asks for Kaneki’s advice.

About how she should be dealing with her feelings, because she just closed a bridge with Yoriko to protect her again. She cant see Yoriko for the time being because it would void her saying she didn’t know her. So she asked Kaneki what he did in a similar situation. He just tells her sincerely 

He tells her that he never did anything, because if he did he would just be tempted to see him again, which he didn’t want to do. Which in many ways highlights the issue that they are having. That both Touka and Kaneki were being hypocritical in their actions to someone they care about.

Kaneki didn’t want to be alone so he left Hide alone, Touka didn’t want to be abandoned and she abandoned Yoriko. I feel like this shows how much fear can make you do things to someone that hurts them thus undermining anything you were trying to do for them. It shows that while they have grown they still have this major roadblock in front of them. I feel like one of the last pieces of development that Touka and Kaneki need, is to finally confront their fears with the humans they hurt themselves trying so hard to protect.

anonymous asked:

Can you please create a love spell using just one candle since I can't get hold of many materials. I live in a country where I can't find much things required for spell casting. I read on the Internet about love spells getting backfired, what r the reasons of that? Please tell me a way to prevent that from happening. I mean any tips for a successful love spell

Love spells can be considered manipulative and kinda rape-y if you gear it towards a specific person, so it’s better to cast a general love attraction spell. Sometimes people feel these “backfire” because they get too much attention from too many people or from people they dislike, or from some really creepy obsessive people. Attention is not always good. If this spell does turn sour, there are ways to dispel it’s effect on the internet.

Now that you know what could happen, here’s a simple love spell.

simple love attraction spell

Carve a heart shape onto the candle.
Light the candle, feel it’s warmth but be careful not to burn yourself.

Whisper or think:

As I watch the flame dance
I draw to me hopes of romance.
As it warms my face, I’ll warm others hearts,
Who graze the feathers of cupid’s dart.

Blow out the candle.

•Alicia admits repeatedly that Elyza’s stupid smirk is the most irritating thing (secretly loves it)

•Alicia tries to act sassy, snarky and sarcastic to piss off Elyza, but Elyza just chuckles for Alicia is adorable when frustrated

•" I’m starting to think you’re not as straight as you say you are.“

“Fuck off.”

“Care to prove me wrong?”

•Elyza always catches Alicia staring whenever she thinks she’s not paying attention

•"Are we seriously stopping, so you can charge your IPhone during a zombie apocalypse?“

"Use the time wisely, to go take a shower. You smell.”

•Elyza teaches Alicia how to shoot a gun and how to fight

•Alicia collecting all the candles whenever they stay overnight in an abandon home

•Alicia sneakily taking a photo of Elyza when she’s asleep or spacing out

•"Always make sure you have perfect aim so your shot doesn’t backfire and you accidentally shoot me.“

•"You wear way too many flannels, to be considered straight.”

•"Will you stop getting distracted by my legs, please?“

•Stealing clothing from abandon houses

•"We’re supposed to be stocking up on food and here we are, eating candy and junk food.”
•"Hey, want to do something dumb?“
“Like what?”
“Lie down in the middle of the road or sit on the train tracks?”
•Alicia not sure how to feel about killing her first walker and Elyza saying “Blood Must Have Blood.”
•Elyza keeping a sketchbook on her if she has the time to draw (possibly Alicia)
•"Why do you wear war paint?“
“I don’t know. It just feels right.”
•"Life is about more than just surviving.“
•Alicia being a fast learner and being able to challenge Elyza when sparring
•Elyza wearing her hair in braids one day and Alicia being caught off guard
•Arguing over who gets the only bed in the house, but ends up sharing the mattress in the end
“Just because we’re sharing a bed, does not mean we need to spoon.”
“It’s for body heat.”
“Lame ass, excuse.”
“Why am I the little spoon?”
“Shh, shut up and go to sleep.”
•Crossed arms and pouty lips
•Alicia constantly snorting at something stupid
•"I was dreaming and you were there.“
“Awe, I’m even in your dreams? How sweet.”
“That’s not what I meant.”
“I get what you mean. You’re in my dreams too.”
•Elyza always amused whenever Alicia’s talking
•Elyza playing doctor when Alicia gets hurt
•Alicia being stubborn and refusing help because she hates being treated like a baby

@myfandomsmakemecry [Didn’t want to bombard your post with a list of non-stop headcanons, just incase it was too much]

Now he’s really crying, the more and more he dwells on WHY he’s upset, it only makes it that much harder to stop.

There were so many before him who did so much, so much that mattered.

Newton, Einstein, Tesla, they changed the world in so many different ways. Him?? What has he done? Made pointless inventions that backfired in the long run? Caused trouble?? He’s no better than anyone else, he’s not special. 

It’s only for a little while, but he doesn’t think he is.

And it’s only getting worse. He can’t even hold a pencil anymore, let alone hold back his own tears and whimpers. Pathetic.

Regarding those Mon El rumors

I’m not sure if he’s been rumored to die or just be sent off to the Phantom Zone, but I’ll address both. 

1) He dies. 

Fucking good. Absolutely zero cons. Ratings go up. Critical reception goes up. 
Show has more female than male cast members again. More fans would return to the show than would leave it. Chris Wood still gets to be with Melissa Benoist in real life and still has a good relationship with the CW. Everybody wins. 

2) He’s sent to the Phantom Zone. 

Sadly, I think this is the more likely option, to leave the door open to Mon El’s return in the future (it’s less “fun” for the writers to kill him off forever; plus they’d actually have to deal with the ramifications of their storytelling decisions, GASP). The pro is that Mon El leaves the show, even for a little while. The con is that ultimately, short of death, Mon El’s entire character is pointless unless he returns to Daxam to improve their society. He is a character the show does not need, that the fans do not want, and dragging out his arc would only serve to galvanize the fanbase more against him. 

There are so many ways Mon El returning could and likely would colossally backfire. The likely scenario is that Mon El will be gone anywhere from three episodes to the midseason finale. 

For the record, Chris Wood’s 3-season deal means NOTHING. It means the CW can use him for up to two more seasons, but they don’t have to. Colton Haynes signed a similar deal on Arrow and was written off the show before his contract was up, not for personal drama, but because of the direction the story was heading. Three seasons is a standard contract; it would have raised flags and perhaps spoiled the season if he were signed for anything less even though the plan all along may have been to kill him off. As for the alleged article confirming his return, I believe plans may have existed for Mon El in Season 3 at one point. It’s unclear how long ago these plans were discussed with Chris Wood but it’s unlikely those were finalized plans and it’s entirely possible they have changed, be it from the negative reception both critically and ratings wise to Mon El or simply from a decision to change direction in the narrative from initially intended.  

anonymous asked:

I read your analyses on Desiree. I kind of agree: they could have explored her story more. It's actually quite intriguing. And I think she may have had potential as an ally, or at least someone Danny could have made peace with. Heck, she might have even allowed him to touch her (apparently, a rare privilege). As far as the changes in Memory Blank go, I could see her maybe having toughened up in Walker's prison, but like you said, no real explanation as why or an end goal. What do you think?

You want me to talk more about the ghost queen of my heart? Absolutely! I’d love to.

It’s hard for me to see Desiree becoming an ally, since she’s already tried being nice and had that backfire so many times. She’d make a cool ally, considering how powerful she is. As long as someone wishes for something, she can make it happen. That goes all the way to bending reality, which is only something we’ve ever seen the Reality Gauntlet and Clockwork do (and Clockwork’s powers are limited to time). Of course, she can’t do whatever she wants, but if she has an ally making wishes, she could be unstoppable.

Getting her to trust someone would be an ordeal and a half, though. The only way would be to convince her that her desires matter to you, and if you successfully do that, she might just cross over. Telling her alone wouldn’t convince her you really care. You’d have to prove it, which would mean granting her wishes. That would fulfill her obsession, and if I were writing the show, that would mean she’d pass on.

A story like that could work very well, though. You could at least have Desiree as a temporary ally for that episode/arc while the protagonists help her. It wouldn’t last once she was gone, but it could at least be an interesting watch.

Regarding the bit about her toughening up in Walker’s prison, I find that hard to swallow. Desiree died of old age, and we know that was before the Dark Ages (since one of the men she was shown granting wishes for was from that time). We also know that she grew hardened over time, so she’s been around awhile and seen a lot. I doubt Walker’s prison would affect her enough to alter her personality by that point. That would be more of a minor annoyance.

If anything affected her that drastically, it’s the fact that Danny used her powers against her by wishing her into the thermos (after grabbing her, no less). The very thing she hates is having her wish granting used to make her miserable, and that’d give her plenty of reason to have a grudge against Danny. It still doesn’t give a lot of motivation to everything in Memory Blank, but I can at least understand her disliking him.

Why Geminis talk so much

There is an actually REAL LIVE REASON behind why us geminis tend to babble on and on. We are very adept in communication - but there is a problem there as well. We need to make absolutely certain that we are being understood, which often means that we include every possible detail so that what we’re relaying can be experienced from the exact same place as we are experiencing it. We don’t always realize what we’re doing, but the rambling is purely so that you can see all of the millions of angles and details we see before you respond - we want to communicate in a way that is as clear as possible. Unfortunately, that tends to backfire as all of the details and specifics begin to become entangled. It is often said that we search for people who can keep up with our hundred-track minds, but we sometimes forget that people just don’t necessarily think in that same way as us.
In addition, the changing subjects quickly stems from that same hundred-track mind. There are so many potential tangents, and with so many more opportunities in our overthinking minds I just so happens that we fall into those tangents quite a lot - and when we fall into that tangent and analyze it in every possibly way in a matter of moments, the cycle continues and we have to explain all of that to you as well!
See, the funny thing here is that I’m 90% sure that nothing I’m saying is in the right order that it should be to make sense, and it probably seems like nonsense to most, but I have a feeling that fellow geminis will understand exactly what I’m talking about.

The Love Interests You Meet in Fiction: The Rival

In this little mini-series of posts, we’re going to look at some of the more common types of love interests that appear in fiction (and some of the situations in which you may want to use them). 


Hatred is just the flipside of love, right? Well, plenty of writers seem to think so. The Rival shows up fairly frequently in fiction and, as with many types of love interests, can fail epically if you aren’t careful with the way you craft them. 

The Rival often swoops in out of the blue, with a fancier set of toys and a ton more training under their belt. They challenge the MC, piss them off, and sparks fly. 

One of the cool things about the Rival as a love interest is that they challenge the MC to do better - to be better.

Unfortunately, this can backfire. Because if they only appear to incite the MC into increasing their abilities before being bested and being relegated to the love interest role, then you are doing a huge disservice to the character AND losing out on the opportunity to craft a character who is a true equal to your MC. (Negative 100 points if it’s a female character being bested by a male character before being assigned the love interest role. Blergh.)

The thing about “the rival” as a love interest that’s really intriguing is that they do challenge the MC to be a better person and to take action. That’s a really cool basis for building a really interesting relationship based on constantly pushing each other to improve. Unfortunately, I rarely see this treatment when the Rival does appear as a love interest in fiction. 

Another neat thing about the Rival as love interest is that you have a built-in foundation for a relationship that’s not all about the lovey dovey. Quite honestly, I really love fictional relationships that come with ample amounts of (healthy) banter and headbutting. 

Rivals can be new on the scene or someone the MC has been at odds with for years. And rivals can appear in virtually any type of story - a spy thriller, a fantasy adventure, a whimsical tale about academic competitions, a sports story, etc…

What’s important to remember about the Rival as love interest is that, because they are rivals, they are inherently equals. And as they come to build a relationship with each other, they can also begin to learn how their strengths and weaknesses play off of one another - which is one of the things that actually makes them (when done well) one of my favorite types of love interests.


Disclaimer: You should never, ever rely on a stereotype to create a love interest. However, you can use certain character archetypes as a blueprint for crafting a love interest for your character. 

Second Disclaimer: The tips in this series are for crafting healthy, strong relationships. 

Tony Stark, Hermit Crab

ETA: This is a post that pretty much only talks about Tony’s positive qualities. And like, motherfucker’s got some major flaws, but I’ve already written about them other places. So this is the other half of that. 

There’s been a lot going around about Tony Stark recently, and I just wanted to throw in my two cents.

i think that a lot of the point of Tony is saying that there’s no protection from trauma. That you can be a richest whitest capitalist genius in the world, and the kind of person who can built the Iron Man armor in a cave, but not being loved by your father can still break you down, that the cave will still haunt you. You can’t buy or think or build your way out of PTSD or disability or any of the things that we live with.

I think one of my biggest pet peeves with characterization of him in fic is the lack of attention given to his arc reactor. Because having a big fucking chunk of metal mounted in the middle of your chest is not something that can be ignored. It would hurt, probably constantly. It would restrict his breathing, and make certain activities dangerous for him. He’d have to clean it occasionally, and there would probably be pus. It would likely get infected, and cause significant health scares. Even if it didn’t the threat of pneumonia would be everpresent.

A lot of where I’m seeing Tony’s character go in Avengers and AOU reminds me less of Tony and more of Howard. And I didn’t mean for this to be Whedon wank, but here we are. As drop-deaddream and I have discussed, the fandom has generally figured out how and why Whedon’s characterization of Steve is flawed, because he’s so violently different from TWS Steve. It makes it very clear that Whedon writes Captain America and not Steve Rogers. But the problem when it comes to similar parsing with Tony is that Tony Stark is playing Tony Stark. When he says “I am Iron Man” he means that the suit is just a natural product of his brain, but I think it can also mean that the person of Tony Stark is as much of a costume as the armor. I don’t think very many people know the man born Anthony Edward Stark as he really is.

And the thing is, we’ve seen bits of that. We’ve seen proof. Jarvis’ name. The fact that he keeps dummy around. His behavior when he’s in private with Pepper or Rhodey. 

See, the difference between AES and Tony Stark ™ is that Tony hides his emotions so aggressively, and people see his brusqueness without quite picking up on the depth of emotion that vacuum betrays. Tony’s primary characteristic, his driving motivation isn’t intelligence, but love. Howard was the Ravenclaw, but I think a great deal of their dislike of each other comes from the fact that Tony loves in a real, healthy way that Howard never quite learned. And I think, somewhere in his little metal heart, that Tony is proud of this. It’s the best way to spit on his father’s grave. I’m not going to die alone, you cantankerous asshole.

However, ignoring Tony’s love for his work and his intelligence leaves out a great deal. This piece is by no means meant to examine all of his facets, bu merely a choice few. I think the best thing about 

Tony’s intelligence is his great trust in it, and the implied lack of trust anywhere else. This is a child of missed birthdays, so he makes his family into an AI who can be coded not to forget. This is child of neglect so he makes himself an omnipresent AI so he’s never alone. This is a man coming from amazing fear and suffering, so he makes himself an impenetrable suit of armor and uses it for other people. Though very few people wear the suit physically, his entire identity as a superhero hinges on him extending his reach, taking this tool that’s keeping him safe after what was done to him, and giving that blessing to everyone he can reach. That’s what Ultron is, in truth. Utron is an Iron Man suit for the whole damn world. 

Now, I want to touch on the Howard namedrop re:AOU and philanthropy. Because I think the first seemed out of context, and the second is incredibly important. Basically, when Tony is asked, by Whedon, to describe himself, we get the oh-so-famous “genius billionaire playboy philanthropist” line. I’d like to parse this. Because I think it’s a really important statement, why he’s chosen this particular quip. And I think it can be split into two: “genius billionaire” is what his father wanted him to be. Genius is what’s most important, and where he’s most insecure because the stakes are so high. Billionaire proves the genius, provides evidence. This says he is Howard’s son. “Playboy philanthropist” is a dig. Because I don’t think Howard was loved. I don’t think he loved very well, and though he maintained that facile charm, he lacked a lot of Tony’s kindness. Howard would have tacked on words about weapons. But Tony’s saying that he’s loved, and saying that he gives. He’s met his father, and surpassed him.

So I think that perhaps in AOU people are buying the persona, seeing a man who wasn’t in-touch with the world enough to realize building a superpowered robot was a bad idea, when really, a superpowered robot was the best thing that ever happened to Tony, and more than that, is the only thing he really trusts. He’s trying to share the best gift that he’s ever found with the rest of the world too.

And in many ways, AOU can parallel CATWS. Because Tony’s given so much, tried to give his life, tried to make things better for people, and found that it’s all backfired. Found his closest friend turned against him, and lived the guild of being an agent in that destruction. So yeah, maybe he should have included a kill switch. But Jarvis is Tony’s Bucky: the one absolute thing in a lonely shifting world. He trusts implicitly, but this time he’s wrong.

The importance of having him as a privileged person who acts like it is very interesting and basically boils down to a social version of the Iron Man armor. Outside of that identity he’s vulnerable. And I think the most interesting thing about Tony is how vulnerable he is within and without the armor. It’s a beautiful dualism.

How the signs walk

Aries: With a bounce in their step, they walk briskly. They walk unashamed, head held high. Posture is good. Their walk is never something distincticve about them, and it can be easy to lose them in a crowd because they just seem to be propelled forward by endless energy that can weave its way through everything and everyone.

Taurus: Taureans always have a distinctive walk. Many have unique arm movements. They tend to look at the ground when they walk, making sure they’re not going to trip, which they are prone to doing. They mostly walk on the slower side, but one thing I’ve noticed is that they never slow down when they’re with a group of friends. They remain consistent, and that can be pretty nice.

Gemini: Their walk is graceful and light. They seem to walk at the perfect pace for whoever they’re with, and they aren’t clumsy. They use their arms minimally, choosing to always be holding onto their bag in some way. Stares at eye level, always searching the sea of faces for a friend. If you pass this sign in the hallway and they claim they didn’t see you, they are 100% lying.

Cancer: Cancers walk slowly, surely, and evenly. They never bounce up and down when they walk, in fact, a lot of cancers I know have a distinctive shuffle. It’s a very cool walk though, it looks so confident no matter what. Some of them slouch a bit but it’s not a huge problem. They mostly look down unless they’re walking and chatting with you, and then they’ll be looking at you the whole time. One thing though, they always cut in front so beware they don’t accidentally run you right off the sidewalk.

Leo: Most leos walk like athletes. There is no stiffness, no shame, and no slouch to the leo walk. There is a rare kind of leo that ends up with this weird gait but that only happens when they’re trying way too hard. Leo’s walk with a quiet energy, a self-satisfactory purpose. They walk like the most popular kid in school. It can backfire though, because many of them tend towards clumsiness.

Virgo: This sign walks quickly because they always know where they’re going and when they have to be there. They do not walk with ease… it seems like it’s a struggle for them to walk sometimes, but instead of clumsy, they come off as delicate and cautious. They have a soft way of walking, even if they’re super fit. Virgo’s look up when they walk. Up at the treetops, up at the streetlights, the billboards, they want to see everything.

Libra: Librans bounce when they walk, either because they’re super excited or they’re flaunting their amazing outfit. It’s always one or the other. They look slightly down, taking everything in but not quite making eye contact. Oh and libra is the bxtch who you have to jog beside just to keep up. They mostly take more small steps instead of less, longer ones.

Scorpio: They walk on the faster side. They usually either slouch a lot and look at the ground or stand really straight and make eye contact with literally everyone. They can look confident sometimes, but this sign seriously suffers from “forgetting how to walk in front of people you know” syndrome. You’ll never see a scorpio’s hands when they walk. They’re always buried deep in their pockets. Oh and take it from one, if a scorpio fell over, they wouldn’t even stick their hands out to defend themselves. They would just be trapped on their side or back. Forever.

Sagittarius: They take long strides and seem to cover a lot of ground in very little time considering their size. They usually hang onto the straps on their bag like they’re going hiking. Great posture, good balance. They always look slightly up when they walk, making them seem permenantly awe-struck.

Capricorn: They are almost never seen in action. Caps are either arriving, looking polished and like they just fired someone, or they’re leaving to go do something important. If you do catch them walking though, you’ll notice that they’re seldom clumsy, unless they’re looking at their phone. They also scan faces, looking for someone they recognize. They like to move quickly, but will slow their pace to match yours.

Aquarius: Aquas always have a few signature traits about their walk. Sometimes, it can be that they only put their right hand in their pocket, or that they take long strides instead of more steps. They can be slow walkers, but it’s mostly for effect. They tend to stare straight ahead when they walk. To them, walking is nothing but a period of transition, a blank chunk of time between points A and B. They want to get as much thinking done as possible in this time.

Pisces: They find it difficult, even when walking by themselves, to keep one pace. They can get random bursts of energy and all of a sudden start walking really fast. Pisceans often walk with their toes slightly turned inwards. They seldom look at who they’re walking with, prefering to either scan the ground or look ahead. They move gracefully, and even if they’re clumsy they still never seem to fall in any horrible way.

Little something I made keeping Cas in mind.

I believe Cas is the embodiment of everything human despite being an angel. He knows loneliness, betrayal, guilt, sacrifice, mistakes, love, life and so much more. Even though he is a celestial being and has lived through centuries and centuries he accepts he is yet unknown to many ways of this sad little doomed world and that is what makes him the gem he is.
His plans for the greater good have backfired and yet he tries time and again to make the little difference that he can and that is what truly inspires me to the very core of my body.

anonymous asked:

I think the writers are so concerned with having a big bad villain lurking over everybody that they don't know how else to approach the show (similarly their addiction with memory loss has reached the point of intervention)

Let’s list all of the never-ending reoccurring things on OUAT that never seem to change:

  • “This magic is too powerful.. nothing can stop it..” *something stops it*
  • Goes to Mr. Gold to make a deal and when he says no/the deal backfires on the person who made it, they run back to him in numbers like an angry mob of citizens with pitchforks
  • But there is one thing… hope!
  • Emma’s lying superpowers (that seem to never work)
  • Never-ending amnesia
  • Everyone’s related
  • How many personalities does every character have? No one knows
  • I am THE baddest villain… until another villain shows up oops lol
  • “There’s no way to travel to any other land… we’re forever stuck in Storybrooke…” “So anyway who’s got that magical device we can use to travel to another land?”
  • *Introduces a new and interesting character* *Never shows up again after a few episodes with no explanation whatsoever or a cheap one*
  • Oh is that a POC? Time to kill them off or make them unimportant
  • Rumbelle’s never-ending cycle of misery
  • How many damn sheriffs are there because frankly I’ve lost count and why do they never wear the uniform/badge, like, you’re causing graham pain beyond his grave
  • “You must use true love’s kiss!” *true love’s kiss doesn’t work* :OOO
  • *Character dies* “I can’t believe he’s gone forever…”
    “Hey guys! I’m back from the dead haha no big deal.. is graham here yet?”
  • *Dramatic intense music as the camera pans onto a character’s serious or shocked expression* *show fades out*
  • Their unfailing number of “deus ex machina” convenient plot twists

anonymous asked:

so how do you think s4 will go? silver betraying flint or flint betraying silver? because let's face it, s4 won't end well for their "relation"/partnership, we won't be so lucky to see them somewhat happy in the end.

i dont know. im honestly too scared to assume anything. i would like to give u a thorough analysis on my current thoughts, but the more i think about it the worse the possible outcomes get. we’ve only been given a total of like 5 minutes of footage so far which is not enough to draw conclusions, but yeah i’m really pretty sure they won’t get their happily ever after. who knows what’s gonna happen between them, if they’ll betray each other, if a third party will set them apart, or if some other circumstance will force them against each other, but i do know that whatever happens it won’t be easy for either. they’re far too involved with each other to walk away emotionally unscathed. flint’s vulnerability and insecurity are out in the open, he relies on silver to stay with him now, to help him win this war, and silver, knowing why flint fights and how important this is to him can’t turn a blind eye out of sympathy. he actually feels protective because they’re friends now. not allies, not captain and quartermaster, but actual best friends. in their line of work that’s kind of a big deal. there are so many ways this mutual trust can backfire on them, and something tells me it will, but right now i don’t.. want to think about it any more. i know im gonna be dead one way or another by the time it all ends.

How Playing Games Can Backfire

How Playing Games Can Backfire

Playing emotional games in relationships is a bad idea for many reasons. Mainly, it’s always better to have a mature conversation about how you feel, rather than resorting to petty techniques to prove a point or to test you partner. The feelings we intend to convey through playing games often get lost in translation and there can be a lot of hurt and confusion on both sides. Here are some of the ways that playing games can backfire:

  • Silent treatment: Freezing your partner out because you’re angry at them for something might seem like a logical solution – you’re mad so you’re not going to talk to them. You might spend an entire day ignoring their calls and texts, or shutting them down when they try talking to you. You might think you’re really driving home the point of how mad you are, but what often happens is they have no idea that you’re upset. Instead, they think you’re just in a bad mood or stressed and they steer clear of you, not knowing it has anything to do with them. Meanwhile, you’ve spent the whole day expending all of this negative energy towards them for nothing, so you’re the one who’s been suffering. Next time you’re angry about something, just sit them down and tell them why. That way you’ll both be forced to talk it out and then you can move on, or if you can’t move on yet, they’ll at least know why you’re upset.
  • Jealousy: Trying to make your partner jealous is a pretty immature and ineffective way of getting their attention. You might try to flirt with someone else, or act like there’s another person who’s interested in you, but this can easily backfire. They might not get as bothered by it as you want. They might give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that the other person is just a friend. If they trust you, they might not get upset or hurt they way you want them to. Instead, you’ll just look foolish for throwing yourself at someone else. If you want your partner to appreciate you, you’re better off talking to them about it directly, rather than trying to involve someone else into the situation.

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anonymous asked:

why do you think alexandrite hates doctors?

I don’t think she hates doctors, actually. I don’t think she even knows what doctors are.

Alexandrite is really really socially awkward. None of her component Gems is particularly good at interacting with new people so she’s basically all their awkwardness rolled into one being (in the Guide to the Crystal Gems, Garnet describes the three of them as Alexandrite at the dinner party as being “very confused”, “very confusing”, and “very sorry”). The only thing keeping her together is their collective desire to make Steven happy. So she’s just trying to navigate this extremely foreign experience of a human dinner party, attempting to seem as normal and together as possible, while having absolutely no idea how to converse with humans.

Steven makes up the lie that Alexandrite works at an apple farm, something that Alexandrite knows absolutely nothing about and so can’t really talk about without it being obvious she’s lying. Then Greg says “Well, you know what they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away!”, and Alexandrite no doubt has absolutely no idea what that means. But she can understand what its literally saying, that apples ward off these “doctors”, so doctors must be bad. So she’s like “Ah yes, I understand this. I can contribute to this conversation by asserting that I don’t like this bad thing, thereby endearing me to these humans and succeeding in Steven’s mission” and then it just totally backfired because humans say things that do not mean the thing that it sounds like it means

Basically, Alexandrite is a big confused, awkward sweetheart who was trying really really hard to relate to and understand humans. She (and her component Gems) didn’t want to be there in the first place but she was because she loves Steven so much and wants him to be happy