Welcome back lovelies! Thank you so much for all the love so far on this fic!! Trying like hell to keep my tag list updated but if I miss you LET ME KNOW and I’ll add you!! Also, all you guys hitting up my ask box to chat about this thing? Ugh I love you so much!! My heart freaking swells every time someone wants to talk about this fic!
This chapter has some of my favorite moments in this fic, I’m sure you’ll be able to tell which ones they are :) still working the angst angle but it starts looking better as Tony and Bucky get closer!
“I’m sorry, Tony.” Bucky said quietly, flinching a little as Tony pulled a silver plate from his bicep. “I don’t think I’ve ever said it, and that’s not right.”
“For what?” Tony wasn’t really listening, concentrating on filing down the edges of the curved pieces so they wouldn’t rub together every time Bucky moved.
“For… your parents.”
Tony froze, his throat working erratically as he tried to figure out what to say. “Why- why the fuck are you bringing them up now?” He jerked out of his seat, standing up and crossing his arms. “What the fuck are you– why are you– fuck just stop.”
“I can’t imagine how difficult it is for you to be here with me.” Bucky said quietly. “I appreciate everything you are doing to help me with this–” he lifted his arm weakly. “this thing, but it can’t be easy for you. I just want you to know that I’m sorry, if I’ve never said it. I can say it was all that brain washing and my behavior was out of my control until I’m blue in the face, but it’s not going to change what you saw, or what happened.”
“It’s fine.” Tony replied, but Bucky shook his head and Tony groaned. “Damn it. Bucky, I came to terms with losing my parents along time ago. It wasn’t fun to see your face on that screen, but it's…. it’s not what keeps me up at night. I’ve dealt with it. Because you’re right, it was out of your control, and I can’t fault you for that forever.”
“I don’t expect you to forgive me, Tony.”
“Well, I tend to do things that are pretty unexpected.”
“Tony.” Bucky turned his hand over, waiting for Tony to take it. “Come on.” He urged and Tony reached out carefully, sliding their palms together. “I don’t expect your forgiveness. If things aren’t alright with us then that’s something we can work through, but don’t downplay whatever you are feeling just to keep the peace.” His fingers curled loosely around Tony’s. “I can take your anger and your hurt, Tony. I can take it all. You don’t have to keep it inside anymore.”
My all time favorite spongebob moment is such a relatively low key and under appreciated scene but it’s the one from the treasure hunting episode where spongebob and Patrick find out the map is the fake one from the board game and the angle cuts away to reveal Mr. Krabs suddenly saying in the most threatening voice
My top 2 favorite scenes are, unsurprisingly, from Big Picture Show, and both draw connections between the anger and sadness at the foundation of the relationship between Edd and his parents and Edd and his friends:
Even though I’m all about Eddy’s story in the movie, I feel like the visuals and sound design fell pretty short for him. A little too much of the emotion in Eddy’s story is left to the audience’s imagination, and not enough of it is put into the camera angles and color schemes. This is not the case with Edd, who has these fantastic emotional-rollercoaster scenes directed meticulously, of course, by Raven Molisee. Despite lacking the meat of his story in the movie (reliving getting kicked out of his old town for the dodgeball incident), Edd’s scenes are so engaging that they carry most of the movie for me.
From shrinking and crumpling into tears to furiously scribbling and performing all manner of anxious gestures, this scene is loaded with the type of visual storytelling that make me wish EEnE could have a chance to redo the movie theatrically. Edd’s confession letter is also such a dark concept and it makes my mind run wild with the repercussions it may have had when his parents found all of these half-written messages. I can only imagine they interpreted it as a suicide note, and I remember hearing that this was one of few scenes CN gave notes on because they were worried it seemed like Edd had killed somebody.
By the swamp scene, the budget has lowered so there isn’t as much shading and color direction, but Raven’s storyboards are so detailed, no moment of Edd’s cathartic rant goes undersold. My favorite part is “EXCUSE MY SINCERITY FOR THINKING I HAD LOST THE ONLY TWO PEOPLE I HAVE LEFT IN THIS WORLD” because it always feels like an admission that Edd has given up on his parents.
I have less to say about my two other scenes… Pretty much all of ‘A Fistful of Ed’ is my favorite Edd story, and I’m sure I’ll go over the emotional resonance of this episode repetitively this month, but I’ll pick the botanical garden scene in particular because its color direction is on par with the first BPS scene I described:
Finally, I wanted to pick one pre-digital era bonus scene. This scene in ‘Run For Your Ed’, where Edd silently locks the Kankers out of his house and turns away from the door before panicking, KILLS me every time. Edd has tons of funny little moments like this and it took me a really long time to pick just one, but I have to go with this scene because season 4 was far from my favorite season, especially for Edd, so it stands out as a moment where this era of Edd managed to steal the show for me.
Other favorite tidbits I considered include the static electricity lesson in ‘Every Which Way But Ed’, his adrenaline in ‘Know It All Ed’, 88 Fingers Eddward in ‘Avast Ye Eds’, “a tad peckish” and “a stubborn lid, this” from BPS, and Edd turning Eddy’s home movie into an art film throughout ‘An Ed is Born’.
Thanks to @thesassywitchofthenortheast and @trueromantic1 for the Valentine’s Day prompts. Your ideas were similar, so I mixed in a thought I had, and this ball of fluff is the end result. (set sometime post-Underworld in happier times)
“Come on, lad, you’re going to be late for…”
“Which ones, Captain America or X-Men, I can’t decide?”
The aisle in which Killian has found Henry is awash in red
and pink, with paper hearts haphazardly taped to shelves overflowing with candy
and plush toys. Henry is holding up two boxes, which upon closer inspection
appear to contain small red notecards adorned with his favorite comic book
“Lad, I’m going to need a bit more information before I can
form an opinion. What is all of this?”
Henry lets out a small huff and lowers his hands, a tinge of
teenage annoyance with the world showing momentarily before he begins to speak
with his usual understanding when teaching Killian of this new realm.
“Today is Valentine’s Day. It’s a day for couples to do
romantic things, buy flowers, candy, greeting cards with love poems on them, and
go out on dates, that kind of thing. It’s a holiday, I guess. At school, all the
kids give these Valentines to each other, it’s just a thing…you know…and I can’t decide which ones I like better.”
This wasn’t just a fanservice episode, this was a real, genuine piece of art. This was the kind of episode that I started watching this show for. This was the kind of episode that makes you feel like your loyalty paid off.
Sure, there were copious amounts of fan service in it. Plenty of “Broments” watching the boys be brothers and watching them rely on each other and Cas and the car. There was the witty dialogue and the excessive close ups of our handsome boys and everything needed to make it “Fan service”.
But you know what? That wasn’t all this episode was, that’s for sure.
This was such a well done episode. The writing from keeping the story going from inside the car, the angles every scene was shot from, the choreography even! The fight scenes in the car were so incredibly well done, well shot, and well executed I was just sitting in my seat going “Oh shit! OH SHIT!” This was an episode that embodies everything I love about Supernatural. It was so SO good, from the silly, seemingly innocuous moments between the boys, to the plot-heavy conversations. It was an episode that shot straight into my all-time-favorites and NOT just because of all the things they put in there for the long time fans. NOT just for the handsome boys being handsome.
Because it was DAMN. GOOD. TELEVISION.
Christ, I love this show. And this fandom. Gosh dang it! I’m so PUMPED to be a Supernatural fan tonight.
Thank you. Actors, writers, cast, crew, it was an amazing episode.