ok people, listen up. freeform still hasn’t announced the renewal of three of their shows and shadowhunters is one of them. i don’t know what is taking so long considering the fact shadowhunters is one of their more successful shows but freeform is random like that, they will cancel the show even if it’s doing great. last year, we trended that we want shadowhunters season 2 so i can’t see why we can’t do the same this year. we need to act and show that we do actually want a season 3!
edit: tag your tweet with #ShadowhuntersSeason3 !!
okay but imagine lotor having lance kidnaped but treating him as nothing but royalty so when he asks if he has any wishes lance is so done with him he sarcastically says “rain” and lotor is so confused he asks him what is that so lance spends the next three hours talking about rain and lotor is just fascinated
yo yo sophie, what are series that you're binge watching right now? I'm not a serie person, I'm more a movie person but today people love to talk about series more than movies. so please I need a recommendation, thx!
Okay, I’ll try to restrain myself cause I have a problem 😂 my personal blog ain’t called “tvshowfreak” for nothing - I’ll give you my all time favs very limited edition
Still ongoing shows
Orange is the new Black (5 seasons so far) - Must watch and get involved with every character on a personal level! - this show is a masterpierce!!
The Walking Dead (7 seasons so far) - don’t let yourself be stopped by the “gory” side of the show, the characters are fucking everything!
Fear The Walking Dead (3 seasons so far) - spin off to The Walking Dead, all you need to know is Alycia Debnam-Carey.
Shameless - US (7 seasons so far) - Brilliant acting, fucking hilarious and dramatic at the same time
Game of Thrones (6 seasons so far, 7th coming out next month) - just watch it.
Gilmore Girls (8 seasons so far) - I can’t believe this show is back in this category but there it is! Fucking hilarious, genius writing (except for the new season I won’t lie), I’ll recommend that show until the day I die.
Orphan Black (5 seasons, the last one started airing last week) - you won’t regret getting into this crazy show, mainly because of the pure talent that is Tatiana Maslany and also hot french lesbians and crazy science girlfriends.
Stranger Things (1 season so far) - incredible show, it’s Stand By Me meets IT - if you haven’t seen those movies go watch them too 😂
Grey’s Anatomy (13 seasons so far) - good luck.
Wentworth (5 seasons so far) -women in prison, only a lot more dramatic that oitnb, but with characters just as amazing, also lesbians 😋
👇 Those two aren’t together👇 #ballieandfridgetforever
This is US (1 season so far) - really really great show
13 Reasons Why (1 season so far) - all you need to know is Katherine Langford 😍😍😍 #langbellorises
Finished or brutally canceled shows 😭
Sense8 (2 seasons) - I fucking hate that this masterpiece is now in this category 😭😭💔 just watch it, it’s amazing
Skins UK (6 seasons + 3 movies) - that tv show made me feel better in very dark times - brilliant acting, not always so brilliant storyline but we forgive them.
The L Word (6 seasons) - lesbians, lesbians and lesbians, amazing.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (7 seasons) - hot slayer, demons, the scooby gang, witch girlfriends, what more could you possibly need…
Parks and Recreation (7 seasons) - just fucking hilarious, after it you’ll only want to vote for Leslie Knope for president.
Friends (10 seasons) - my bet is you heard about that one, maybe watched it already, you should go watch it again 😊
The Office (9 seasons) - hilarious, I love it so much
How I Met Your Mother (9 seasons) - you do find out how he met her eventually 😂 Great show
The O.C (4 seasons) - gotta put it in there, one of the very first shows I watched religiously (it ruined a summer vacation with my family when I was 12 😂 )
One Tree Hill (9 seasons) - another one of my very first tv shows, my attraction to Peyton Sawyer should’ve been a huge red flag to my sexuality back then 😂
Glee (6 seasons) - I hesitated to put it in here because it became fucking bullshit after season 3 #fuckyouryanmurphy, but I was indeed a huge fan of the first 3 seasons #faberryforever so here it is
Obviously there’s a LOT more tv shows that I’ve watched, like a 100 more, so if you want more suggestions get back to me 😊 Enjoy!
Unpopular opinion but I actually liked the finale????
Like, I totally and completely understand where everyone’s anger and disappointment is coming from, but I thought that all in all, it was a good way to end season 3 and it leaves a lot of new potential storylines for season 4.
Now, here are some things I wanted to talk about:
[[SPOILERS AHEAD, OBVIOUSLY]]
1. Wes’ death:
Yes, I am pissed that they ACTUALLY killed off Wes. I was pretty damn sure that the body being “moved” was just an excuse to cover up for the fact that THERE WAS NO BODY because HE DIDN’T ACTUALLY DIE. I thought that that was going to be the big plot twist/OMG moment. I was latching onto the possibility that maybe, just maybe, he faked his own death with the help of whomever he called on the phone in the cab that night. I was wrong. HOWEVER… I get WHY the writers did that. Killing off, for example, Frank simply would NOT have had the same emotional response from the audience and wouldn’t have really opened up any new and exciting storylines to explore in the future either. Same thing with killing off Nate. (It seems that the majority of the fandom is kind of indifferent about his character, so the consequences of his death would have been lackluster for the most part – other than some inevitable scenes of Annalise grieving). Killing off Simon (the annoying new guy) would have just been plain dumb and a total cop out. As sad as it is, Wes’ death is opening the door to a lot of new storylines. Killing off Connor, Laurel, Michaela, etc. without knowing enough of their respective backstories first would have been stupid and unfair. At least with Wes, we’ve already spent 2+ seasons exploring his backstory in great, great depth. Most of the main storylines on the show revolved around him. Now his arc has come to an end and it has undoubtedly impacted every. single. character. The fact that it was overwhelming tragic continues to show what we all already know about HTGAWM: it’s one of the REALEST shows out there in terms of depicting everyday life and social issues. HTGAWM is woke af. There’s no denying that. Life is tragic. Did they really have to kill off Wes? No, of course not. But did really have to make Annalise be raped repeatedly by her uncle when she was just a little girl? What about Bonnie? No, right? And did they really have to make Annalise be in a car accident that caused her to lose her unborn child, thus traumatizing her for the rest of her life? Nope. But you know what? These things happen in real life and not a lot of shows have the BALLS to depict that on screen. HTGAWM does. Wes’ death is so powerful precisely because of how UNFAIR it was. I’m not justifying it. I’m just saying it makes for powerful storytelling. Again, how many of you would have cried if it had been Frank or Nate? Likely, not many. Would Frank dying have started a discussion about the kind of crap POC experience everyday? That was the point. In conclusion, at least Wes’ character was not rushed, his death was premature for the character but not for the story, and at least now we can focus on Laurel, Michaela, Connor, Oliver and put the spotlight on their backstories more.
2. Annalise throwing Wes under the bus
Idk why so many people were upset about this. This is literally what Annalise has been doing since day 1. She’s a brilliant character but has ALWAYS been morally questionable. Season 2 Episode 4, anyone?? That was the EPITOME of Annalise’s dubious morality! Do you guys remember what Michaela said to her after they framed Nate in season 1? “How are we supposed to be okay with this? He’s innocent. And he’s Black.” Here’s the thing: Annalise framed an INNOCENT Nate for Sam’s murder. And you know what? After the framing served its purpose (protecting Wes and the others), she got him off about four episodes later with Eve’s help. She then framed an INNOCENT Catherine Hapstall for Sinclair’s murder AND her own shooting/attempted murder (at the hands of Wes, might I add). And you know what? She took the blame away from Catherine literally in the next episode. Right now, Annalise has pinned Rebecca’s murder on Wes and has also outed Wes as Sam’s killer (which, remember, is NOT a lie… Like Bonnie said, Wes IS a murderer) Why did Annalise do that? Well, to prevent them all (herself, Nate, Bonnie, Michaela, Connor – WHO WAS KIDNAPPED AT THE TIME, Laurel, Oliver, Asher, Frank) from going to jail! And you know what?? I’m willing to bet that next season she’ll think of something to restore his good name and image (just like she did with Nate and Catherine) AND get back at Denver. She just couldn’t do it all at once. Poor woman needed a break after the LITERAL HELL she’s been through. She just needed an impromptu solution asap.
3. Wes’ killer being Laurel’s dad
Not random at all, seeing as how WE DON’T EVEN KNOW THE MOTIVE YET. If when we finally find out his motive and it turns out to be lame and stupid, THEN we should complain!! NOT NOW!!! In season 1, we didn’t know WHY Frank was the one who murdered Lila. It seemed random as fuck. Then in season 2, we find out why and it was such a well-written and complex backstory that even managed to involve a number of characters (Sam. Annalise, Eve, Wes, the Mahoneys, etc.) Pete Nowalk already confirmed that we’ll be finding out more about Laurel’s family and backstory next season so CHILL. (Side note: My personal theory is that Annalise hired Laurel’s dad to murder Frank – since the first hit man she hired failed – and the guy that Laurel’s dad hired messed up and killed Wes instead. That would explain Frank saying to Annalise, “I know it should have been me.” That would also make Laurel’s “It should have been YOU” to Frank at the hospital technically be considered foreshadowing/a clue/hint).
4. Laurel’s and Oliver’s offensive comments
Laurel’s telling Connor to kill himself was NOT OKAY. Oliver assuming Laurel’s dad worked for a drug cartel because he’s Mexican is NOT OKAY. You know what else is not okay? The way Annalise treats Bonnie, Annalise also telling Frank he should kill himself just a few episodes back, Connor telling Laurel she should get an abortion and that it was good that Wes died, etc. These aren’t writer flaws. They are CHARACTER FLAWS. It is BELIEVABLE that after all the traumatizing shit these people have gone through, that once in a while, a darker and uglier side of them comes out. A side that will make them go, “I’m sorry… That wasn’t me…” later. That makes sense to me. Is it okay? No, of course it’s not okay. But it’s believable. They are human beings completely capable of fucking up and unintentionally hurting others, especially when they’re panicking, when they’re in the middle of a crisis, and after all this life-changing insanity that’s ruined their lives and screwed them over and has likely permanently damaged them and, let’s be real, has probably given them suicidal thoughts, too.
Let’s remember that HTGAWM continues to be one of the most diverse shows out there, with an abundance of POC and LGBT+ actors and characters, and that it also shines light on a variety of pressing social issues. That’s it, y’all. That’s all I wanted to say.
So… see you all in season 4.
(Sorry if there are typos in this post. I don’t feel like proofreading).
Something I wanted to point out about Allura and Lance...
I don’t think their relationship is just a series of Lance flirting and Allura rolling her eyes.
So remember in episode 3 of season 2 how when they were going to Ulaz’s communication base Lance offered to stay behind to “protect the princess”? (this glorious face may jog your memory):
We all know he’s the curious adventurous type, so of course he’d want to go with the others to check out the space-folding rebel base run by the guy who saved Shiro, right? But he doesn’t. And it’s not like Shiro said one person needs to stay behind. Lance completely on his own volunteered. The question is why?
Of course Allura doesn’t really need any protection in this situation, but I do think that Lance stayed back for Allura’s sake…
So like, I have opinions about how shows should structure themselves. Specifically like adventure-y, action-y shows like the Hundo. It’s built upon my years and years and years of watching shit like Buffy, Farscape, Charmed, Roswell, etc. (Micheal Geurin ILY)
This is basically my Grand Plan for when I inevitably am given a CW show. Inevitably. You know I’m for cereal because I’m going full adult capitalization on this bitch.
Overall Show Structure
First of all, I think a show should know how long it wants to run. There should be an end date in mind rather than letting it just go on forever until it dies in a last, pathetic choke for relevance. Yeah, lookin’ to you SPN. As far as I’m concerned 3, 5, and 7 seasons are the best options for intended length but I think an argument can be made for other choices.
I’m going to focus on a 5 season structure because it’s the one I think is best from both a story telling and fandom supporting stance. So, lets brush quickly on why I think 3 and 7 seasons are also good options.
3 Season Run
This form of the story is clear, concise and focused. There’s nothing extraneous in a short run like this and I think there’s a lot to be said for clean story telling like this. In a 3 season run season 1 shows us who characters are and what their relationships are; season 2 tests those relationships and asks characters to stretch themselves; season 3 breaks those relationships and the tensions first overcome in season 1 as the tearing points.
7 Season Run
Telling a story for this long is a big ask. A lot changes in that many seasons and honestly, I think this is the longest possible run before a show loses coherency (crime procedurals can escape this but I think they’re a unique breed). The 7 season show follows the same structure as the 5 season run but the last 2 seasons pull from a dangled bit of information in season 3. This’ll make a little more sense as we dig into my season break down. You’re also almost certainly looking at some pretty big central cast choices by the end of 7 seasons.
5 Season Run
Okay, so my personal favourite, the 5 season run. I think this is the best length for a show of this type, action adventure stories that are ultimately about people. In a 5 season run you build characters, break them down, and let them reform themselves. 5 seasons is enough to really explore the depths of characters with time and focus but not so long that you end up repeating personal stories in clumsy ways. In broad brush strokes seasons 1 and 2 set up who are characters are and what their relationships will be; season 3 picks away and their sense of self and leaves them at their lowest point in it’s finale; seasons 4 and 5 build them back up, reaffirm who they are and why it is that they’re doing this.
Season By Season Breakdown
A good first season is a hard one. You need a small, tight story with small, personal stakes. This is where you set up the core of your show (hopefully the central cast that will carry all the way to the end of your run) and tell us who we’re rooting for. We’re given 3 or 4 characters who are going to be at the heart of our show and we need to learn who they are. It’s important that they have interpersonal tension and that by the end of the season they have a stable, working relationship.
This is also when you want to keep the stakes low. No one saves the world in the first season. Where do you go from there? The first season is about personal danger and personal stakes. We shouldn’t even meet the real antagonist this season. Our plucky heroes duke it out with lackies and maybe a lieutenant, a second or third in command. We hear about but never meet the Big Bad. The season ends with the heroes defeating the small scale. For Buffy that was overcoming a prophecy of her own death. For the Hundo that was repelling an attacking force from their home. Small scale, personal. It shows us who our characters are but doesn’t ask to much of them.
All those relationships we set up in season 1 are going to be tested. We’re going to meet the Big Bad who was calling the shots last season and we’re going to take a swing at them. But season 2 also leads directly from season 1, maybe there’s a time jump but it’s short. Maybe there’s a new direction but it is born out of the ashes of the season 1 finale hook.
Our core group expands, they stretch their wings and test what their relationships do under the stress of higher odds. Season 2 feels pressure on a bigger scale, the core group aren’t the only ones at stake now. Maybe it’s family and friends, or their town. The Big Bad has seen that they really are a threat and is playing for keeps. In a fatal show we should suffer a loss that hurts in the final episodes. There is a victory but it’s not without it’s losses
We get a departure from our first two seasons. Season 3 can take a time jump, it doesn’t have to fall directly on the heels of the second season. But something late in season 1 comes back up. A good way to play this is to take the antagonist from a two episode arch shortly before the conclusion of season 1 and make them a big deal. This is a good time to make the antagonist here someone with whom the Big Bad in the first two seasons had their own tension with. The heroes do this antagonist a favour when they take out the Big Bad but it proves that they’re a force to be reckoned with.
This is a good season to narrow down, break a couple of those relationships. Swinging at the Big Bad last season cost our heroes something. In season 3 we know that heroes don’t have plot armor, the Good Guys don’t always walk away. The loss of a friend and the knowledge that this probably wont be the last loss weighs heavily on our heroes. They handle it differently and it starts to rupture the fabric of the group. Tension in the season is born of a question of how or if our group will stick together.
This is a good season to have one of our heroes play on the dark side a little. Maybe our new antagonist isn’t totally wrong about the way they view the world.
The end of this season should see this antagonist dead and our heroes tentatively recommitted to the cause. A Pyrrhic victory at the conclusion of this season can make sure our heroes don’t want those deaths to be in vain.
At some point in first half of the first season a lacky mentioned some Ultimate Villain that our first Big Bad was afraid of. Yeah, that mother fucker is back in the game. Or heroes are only tentatively recommitted to the cause, they’re as dark as we’ve ever seen them and they’re not all comfortable with the things they’ve done to get here. So season 4 is going to make them earn it. This is a season where they’re asked to prove that they are hero types, to make hard calls, to stretch themselves.
But we also get victories. Someone they helped in the first or second season comes back as a guest star, is involved in their lives in a positive way because they helped them. This is where we get to see our heroes really commit, really see that they’re a force for good.
At the end of season 4 the Ultimate Villain isn’t defeated but they know what they have to do. They have achieved the first half of defeating this villain, maybe it’s securing a Magic Item, or a certain location, maybe it’s just figuring out who the fuck the villain actually is and what that means. But at the end of season 4 our heroes are poised to take their step at the Ultimate Villain. This is where we have our “I aim to misbehave” speech. Going into the fifth season our heroes are hard, are focused, and are ready to take no prisoners.
We should get a victory march. Season 5 should be an absolutely adoring ode to why we love these characters. It shouldn’t be easy for them, hell no. It should cost. We need one of the core group to die, absolutely. And die senselessly, die because the group make a stupid arrogant call because they’re the Heroes and they forgot what that can cost. Season 5 should pull away the arrogance that they learned in seasons 2, 3 and 4. By the end of season 5 they defeat the Ultimate Villain and walk out on top, but they do it by being the characters we first meet, the best versions of themselves. They have had all their rough edges buffed away by seasons of hardship and then they have the arrogance that winning gave them kicked out by hard, aching losses. But at the end of the finale the surviving cast should be their best selves, alive and well because they were the people that their friends could count on and because their relationships have helped make them the best they can be.
SKAM thoughts of the day: Why we should appreciate, that Julie is taking her time.
We are all impatient. frustrated and don’t understand why it takes so long. We need a trailer, we all miss SKAM content!
It has never taken this long before. The trailers have come relatively quickly after the other seasons ended, so now we sit back and think, why does it take so long this time?
But we need to keep in mind, that season 1, 2 and 3 was roughly created in advance. Julie knew who the main characters would be, and their main storyline.
I don’t know when she and NRK exactly decided that season 4 was going to happen, but probably sometime during season 3.
From there, Julie had to figure out the main character and the storyline. She might have had a rough idea about it, but I wouldn’t be surprised if she also wanted to examine the feedback from the fans and take their wishes into consideration - in terms of both the protagonist and his/her story/issues.
She also had to do research and perhaps find new actors for supporting roles associated with the new protagonist.
SKAM very seriously, and she has proven that she really works into depth with the characters and their issues portrayed on the show. she does lots of interviews and is generally thorough in her preparations. She loves her show, and I have no doubt that she wants to make season 4 as meaningful as the other seasons.
Although the show seems so simple, it take time to create something as brilliant as SKAM!
Think about how awful it would be, if the production company behind Julie was a comercial company, that only had money on their mind, and didn’t really care about the meaningful content. If someone was breathing down her neck, because they knew the fans were LIT right now. If they didn’t give her the time she needed and the show lost all its depth. We have seen it so many times before with succesful tv-shows and movies, where they just want to exploit the success in order to make more money. Tv-shows and movie franchises often get worse and worse because they lose depth and character development.
WE DO NOT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN TO SKAM!
So be grateful Julie is taking her time. Be positive about it!
Here is Chapter 2! I haven’t started on Chapter 3 yet but I promise it is on the way! I’m SO SORRY FOR THE CLIFFHANGER THE LAST TIME. Hopefully the ending to this chapter isn’t as bad? Maybe! Anyway! Enjoy!
Lance is left behind on the Galra ship with Prince Lotor as his personal torturer. Lance isn’t holding up well and the rest of the team have to act fast if they want to save him in time.
Chapter 2: Well, What the Hell.
It had been a long time. Or it felt like a long time. But
the steel that had covered Lance’s emotions was still there even though he was
sure that his body could take no more.
Prince Lotor visited Lance often. He shoved tiny metallic
needles into every place he could think of. The needles had long thin tubes
attached to them. They could send electricity or drugs through them into Lance. Both were
extremely painful but between the two, Lance would take electricity any day.
Sure it messed up his body but the drugs, they were worse. Lance would
be seizing in pain for hours unable to think, hear, and barely able to breathe.
It felt like someone was pushing on his chest, stabbing every part of his body
while burning it at the same time. After every session Lotor would ask him
questions which Lance either answered with snide remarks or nothing at all. But
Lance’s lack of cooperation made Lotor even more excited.
Lance had learned this: Prince Lotor is nothing like his
father. Sure Zarkon was scary but he wasn’t very patient. He would rather fight
head on than take the time to plan every detail. But Lotor, Lotor could wait and
that was even more frightening. He was methodical and manipulative. Crazy and
smart. In some ways he was definitely worse than Zarkon ever was.
Lance was aware that his body was getting worse, the cut on
his head also come with a sizable bump which throbbed like a never ending drum
beat on his skull. The vision in his left eye was completely gone now although
he was getting used to it. His back hurt and itched all the time. The skin on
his back was rough from the burns and every small twitch was agony. His hands
and arms were littered with small deep cuts from the needles. Some were healing
while others were new, blood dripping onto the floor. He couldn’t feel his legs
anymore. He was in a constant state of pain and numb but it didn’t bother him
much anymore. The pain kept him awake and aware. If he was getting out of this,
and that’s a big if, then he’d bring back with information of his own.
Lance had gathered this about Lotor:
1. He was Zarkon’s son
that Zarkon didn’t like very much
2. He was on his way to meeting the witch druid
lady after Voltron beat Zarkon’s ass in that last fight
3. He had a harem of aliens
4. He was really creepily obsessed with Allura.
Lance himself was obsessed with
Allura cause she’s beautiful but not like this guy. If he got out of this he
was going to apologize from every flirty thing he ever said to her.
But right now he was more
concerned about the Lotor in front of him. The weird thing was that Lance was
pretty sure he was hallucinating or dreaming. Lance couldn’t really tell which,
if there was even a difference.
“Your team abandoned you.
They’re never coming back.” Lotor said.
Lance shook his head, it throbbed
painfully but the pain kept him awake. It kept him sane.
“Why would they? You’re just
the jokester. The comic relief. You don’t have a special skill. You’re nothing
to them! You’ve said it before! Shiro is the leader. Keith is his favorite and
the best pilot of his generation! Compared to him you’re nothing but a cheap
replacement for him, for Shiro’s favorite pet! Hunk is a genius and a kind
soul. He deserves a better friend than you. And Pidge? She’s the smartest
person, a genius beyond her age! Allura is the princess and the only one who
can control the castle. Coran is the only one who can take care of the castle,
he’s smart and kind. They all have their thing. They all have a purpose. But
you don’t. You’re worthless.” Lotor spat at him, enraged.
Slowly his face began to
change. Lotor quickly faded away and was being replaced by someone else.
Himself. Lance was staring at himself. He was going crazy. The hallucination
shouted at him, continuing to yell all the thoughts that Lance had kept under
check. That Lance had tried to conceal.
“WHY DO YOU EVEN BOTHER TRYING
TO PROTECT THEM?! They haven’t done anything for you! They tell you to SHUT UP,
to FOCUS, they don’t WANT you! They don’t even NEED YOU! GIVE IN! YOU WOULD BE
BETTER OFF DEAD!!”
Lance tried to shut him out.
But how many times had he stared at his own face. How many times had his own
face yelled his worse fears? I guess this
is a new way to look at the phrase beating yourself up, Lance let out a
small laugh. Then the laugh grew louder. And the worst part was it that he couldn’t
tell if he was laughing or crying. But he said nothing back. He just laughed
and laughed as tears streamed down his face.
Keith was pissed. It had been
one week and three days since they left Lance behind on a galra ship where they
were doing god-knows-what to him right now. Keith had never NOT liked Lance, in
fact he’d say they were friends, although he knew Lance wouldn’t say the same.
Keith had been concerned for
weeks before they left Lance behind. Maybe months. Ever since the wormhole
gone wrong when the lions were split up. Lance had become quieter, didn’t say
as much, and didn’t joke as must. He lashed out at Shiro during the mission
where Keith learned about his past and being part galra. But afterwards when he
confessed to the group Lance was the first person to tell him it was fine, the
first one to say anything.
“Yeah so what?” Lance said,
standing up from the table.
Keith was shocked, honestly
with the way things had been going between the two of them he expected
“What? This is serious! I’m
part Galra, like the species that
ruined the whole universe.” Keith
Lance looked unfazed.
“Well yeah but you’re still
Keith, you have been the entire time. It’s not like you’re any different then
you were before. You’re still the best pilot with a stupid ass mullet. It’s just that you know more about yourself now. So like, congrats I guess.” Lance
He walked away from the table
waved to the rest of the stunned faces around the table.
“I’m gonna take a swim, you
guys have fun getting over your angst!” Lance shouted over his shoulder while
he left the room entirely.
After that they were fine for
the most part, Keith hadn’t thanked him though. He regretted that now. After
that Shiro had gone missing. Keith was in shock he couldn’t think but Lance had grabbed him by
the shoulders and turned him to face him directly.
“Keith, I know you don’t want
to think about it right now but you’re the leader now. We need to focus. We’ll
find Shiro, don’t worry too much.” He said.
Yeah they had butt heads and thank
god Keith didn’t need to be leader long, they found Shiro after three days, but
Lance was still quiet and still not himself. Keith was worried. But he never
said anything, never talked to him. They were always doing something else, after this mission I’ll talk to him, but
something always came up. Always.
That’s what Keith most
regretted. Or maybe it was the look on Lance’s face when he threw him and Pidge
over the edge into the vent before the ship exploded. Lance’s face was
expressionless, eyes hard and smile sad. He knew exactly what he was doing and
Keith hated it. He was an idiot. Now he had to get him back.
It wasn’t like they were
sitting around sulking this entire time but Allura had insisted that this time
they needed help, allies that could help bring Lance back. They needed ships
and plans. But it had been too long, it was taking too much time.
Keith barged into dining room
where everyone was gathered discussing something that was related to the plan
to get Lance back. Hunk was pale as he was these past several days, worry had
etched wrinkles into his forehead that never went away. Pidge was concentrated
on the details refusing to think of anything else so her mind didn’t wander to
places that she’s rather not think about. Shiro had his full attention on
Allura and Coran but he wore a frown that had not strayed from his face. They
looked over at Keith, shocked as he slammed his hands on the table.
“WHAT THE HELL ARE WE DOING?!”
Everyone looked back shocked,
Allura was staring at him looking a little scared, Shiro and Coran were stunned
into silence, Pidge and Hunk looked concerned.
“What-what do you mea-?” Allura
began before Keith slammed his hands back down on the table.
“I mean that Lance is on a
Galra ship and has been for a week and three days suffering god-knows-what and
the hands of some asshole and we are just sitting here coming up with plans!”
Keith paused to release a breath before continuing hopefully sounding a bit
calmer, “Why did you order us to fall back? Why did we abandon him? Why do we
need allies to take down a small fleet when we have never had trouble doing
that before?” Keith asked, he was practically pleading with her.
Now everyone was looking at
Allura, even Coran looked at her with curiosity. Allura’s breath hitched a bit
but she took another breath that went down a bit smoother. Keith didn’t like
being so aggressive but he was pissed and needed to know.
Allura swallowed before she
“The reason that we needed to
leave is because I recognized the ship that was taking Lance. It was the ship
belonging to Prince Lotor.” She said.
Coran gasped, finally
Pidge spoke quickly, “Who the
hell is Prince Lotor?”
“Pidge, language.” Shiro said
She let out a huff. Muttering
under her breath about Keith saying the words ‘asshole’ and ‘hell’ two seconds
ago. Shiro ignored her.
“Prince Lotor is Zarkon’s son,
although I understand that they were not close. When Zarkon was the black
paladin, he and my father were close. It was natural that the children of said
men would play together. Lotor was a kind child at first. We rather liked
playing together. But something changed in Lotor, he became disturbed as he got
older.” She took a breath before continuing, “He would, torture creatures. He
said he was playing with them but I knew what he was doing. One day he killed a
child we were playing with. He claimed it to be an accident but we knew better.” She paused.
“Obviously Lotor was sent away
from his father to a faraway planet that helped Galra who were too aggressive
or that is what Zarkon claimed. That’s where Lotor stayed. I heard it only got
worse from there. However Zarkon was also acting strangely and then he betrayed the
paladins. I was told he began to change after his wife, Prince Lotor’s mother,
died.” Allura finished.
“After we awoke from our 10,000 year sleep I tried to catch myself up on all I could. I learned about Zarkon as best
I could and Lotor. He has become ruthless. Kidnapped species all over the
galaxy to keep as glorified pets. Tortured prisoners, disobeyed every order
Zarkon ever gave him, was given his own fleet which is known for not losing a
single battle. In some galaxies Lotor is known as the planet killer. So that
day we… left Lance I knew we couldn’t fight him, down one paladin and already
under attack. So I ordered us to fall back. If we can get a few more allies to
stand with us we can take him long enough to get Lance off that ship and back
home.” Allura said looking into Keith’s eyes.
“I beg you, give me a few more
days. We will save him and bring him home. I promise.” Allura looked each and
every one of them in the eye making sure they knew exactly how serious she was.
Keith’s only concern was if Lance could last that long.
I don’t tend to rant on social media and especially on Tumblr, but the Fairy Tail fandom is making me do it.
Chapter 536 has appeared and the two main villains have been defeated. Why is everyone unsatisfied/disappointed? Because it’s been done in a different way other than Naruto and Bleach? I am sorry, but to bring back to Earth all of you who moan and complain about the chapter I have to remind you that this is Mashima’s story with his heroes, characters, villains etc. There arr only 10 chapters left and there are some other things to sort out: the other dragon slayers have to remember their past, Lucy has to find Aquarius’ key because she promised she will, Mavis and Zeref have to sort out their problems, there is also the conclusion of all the ships (something which matters more than the story itself to more than 70% of this fandom). Can you fit all this and the defeat of a villain in just 10 chapters? If so, please do and do show Mashima as well so he knows how to “improve”. All you do is moan and groan but do you even know how hard it is to write a story, bring weekly updates to it to satisfy fans, hold conferences, make 2 anime seasons (possibly 3), 2 movies and maintain the story for more than 10 years? Mind you Natsu has been battling with Zeref for more than 10 chapters now and we needed to get rid of Acnologia sooner or later. So there we have it! Hitting 2 birds with one stone.
So why can’t we all just do something different for once and enjoy the manga as it is? Stop being such ungrateful selfish crybabies for once and try to understand Mashima’s reasons as well.
Ok so i just saw Lion 4 and?? What? the fuck? that was awful. Anything interesting that could have happened was thrown away in favor of “oh haha we just didn’t know if you were gonna be a boy or a girl :)”. Its like the most boring cop out ending outside of “it was a dream the entire time”. All that buildup for nothing, no plot, just a waste of time. We didn’t learn ANYTHING except that Rose has a garbage dump (that we’re probably never gonna see again) and that Nora is Steven’s name if he were a girl.
And the worst part is…we didn’t need this episode at all. We didn’t need Steven looking for his ‘magical destiny’ BECAUSE HE SHOULD ALREADY KNOW WHAT THAT IS. He knows that 1- Rose and the other Crystal Gems fought against Homeworld to protect Earth, 2- that Homeworld is still going after Earth, (Peridot and Jasper, the cluster, “Then there’s still time”- Yellow Diamond) AND 3- HE SAYS HIMSELF IN THE EXTENDED INTRO- “I will fight to be everything that everybody wants me to be when I’m grown”. HE ALREADY KNOWS. Why are we JUST NOW getting episodes with Steven being like “huh I wonder what I’m supposed to be doing with my powers” 4 SEASONS IN WHEN HE’S ALREADY FOUGHT AGAINST HOMEWORLD BEFORE.
I’m still holding out hope for Clarke, because I really think she’s reached her bottom and there’s only one way to go from there. Also guys, please keep in mind, this isn’t out of context behavior for Clarke:
Season 1: It was Clarke’s idea to create the Ring of Fire that wound up killing 300 Grounders.
Season 2: It was Clarke’s idea to irradiate Level 5 (even though Monty made it possible and Bellamy helped her pull the lever).
Season 3: It was Clarke’s idea to enter the City of Light and pull the lever knowing that she would permanently kill all of those who had died in the City of Light.
And she makes those decisions every Season to keep her people safe just like she always! They haven’t ruined Clarke at all.
You know what’s different about Clarke’s actions as compared to other Seasons? For once, the narrative is not supporting her. Previously when Clarke would say things like “I had no choice.” or “I bear it so they don’t have to.” she was painted as a tragic heroine. But this show has always been about learning from your mistakes and has Clarke learned?
I didn’t intend for this ask to turn into a character study but it has. The very first time we hear the phrase “I have no choice.” is in the pilot episode spoken by Marcus Kane (” In that case, given your confession, in my role as Chancellor pro tempore, you leave me no choice but to find you guilty.”) to Abby Griffin, whose response, here is the conversation:
Kane: “In that case, given your confession, in my role as Chancellor pro tempore, you leave me no choice but to find you guilty.”
Abby: “We always have a choice, Kane. You chose to press charges against my husband, your friend, even though you knew he would get floated for it. You chose to include my daughter in those charges, and now you’re choosing this. Hiding behind the law absolves you of nothing.”
Kane: “Be that as it may, in accordance with penal code one, because all crimes committed by those above the age of maturity are capital crimes, you are hereby sentenced to death. Execution is set for the morning, and I choose at every turn and at any cost to make sure that the human race stays alive.”
Abby: “That’s the difference between us, Kane. I choose to make sure that we deserve to stay alive.”
Continued under the cut because I really got into this
Moon the Undaunted (artwork by JediMasterK from deviantart)
“The immortal monster will long be haunted by the darkest spell of Moon the Undaunted.”
MAN DO WE HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS. What is the darkest spell? How old is Toffee? What connection does he have to Moon or Eclipsa? When did this all take place? Will Toffee fight Star instead of Moon again in season 3? I have no idea where this is going to go, but do I want to know what type of relationship with Toffee does she have and why she attacked him. WE NEED ANSWERS THIS SEASON.
One day I had the department phone and I get a call from a woman looking for a “plain navy hooded jacket with no logos or anything,” that exact description. I looked around the department, but the only hoodie I found had a gigantic logo right on the front, and I informed the customer, who hung up without saying thank you or goodbye.
About 5 minutes later, caller ID says the same number is calling. I answer and the same woman from before asks for a plain navy hooded jacket. I guess she was expecting someone else to answer the phone? Anyway, we didn’t get any navy hoodies in in the last five minutes, so I tell her no, we don’t have any plain navy hoodies.
Maybe another ten minutes go by, and I get a page for apparel with a call on line 2. It’s the same fucking phone number. This time a man says, “My girlfriend called earlier, and I don’t think she explained correctly. She needs a plain navy hoodie with no logo.” So now I’m pissed off because this guy seriously called to mansplain a hoodie to me, and not only is there literally nothing confusing about what she’s looking for, he said the same thing. So I say, “I know what she’s talking about. She wants a Hanes or Fruit of the Loom navy hoodie.”
“Okay. We don’t have any.”
“Well, I was there last year, and y'all carried them.”
“They’re a seasonal item, we only have them from September-ish to January, which is why I’ve said 3 times now that we don’t have any.”
“Well, where else could I find a plain navy hoodie?”
The thing is, I’m an introvert and a millennial. The Internet is the best thing to ever happen to me. If I were in their shoes, I would’ve already gone online and bought a navy hoodie from Amazon or something and never spoken to another human being about it. So even though I’m a little pissed at them for being annoying, I’m not being at all sarcastic when I tell them to Google it.
“She needs it by [whatever day of the week.]”
“Most stores have an overnight or two day shipping option.”
He hung up and called right back to tattle on me to a manager for “not having compassion for the customer.”
But seriously, even if you don’t buy it online, Google will show you a list of websites that have the item, and then you can check out the store website, which will sometimes let you put in your zip code to see if a store in your area has it in stock, and there are pictures, and then you can call the physical stores in your area, and Google takes less than 2 seconds to search for stuff, and it feels like it’d take less time to do prior research instead of cold calling. At the very least, you could save time by not calling the same place three times.
That Jackie will break up with Marco at the start of season 3. It might be something like-
Marco: Jackie, Star is- Jackie: I know. Star needs you, Marco. You’ve been with her on all her crazy adventures until now, and things wouldn’t turn out well if you didn’t follow her now. You need to go. Don’t worry about me, I’ll be fine. Marco: But Jackie, what about everything that’s going on here? I don’t know how long I’ll be gone- Jackie: Marco- Marco: But I can’t just just abandon Star, she’s in so much danger and all of Mewni is at stake- Jackie: Marco. Marco: I can’t leave her all by herself, all alone, but I can’t leave you either, I mean, what about us- Jackie:Marco!
*Marco abruptly stops rambling and Jackie softly takes his hands, gaze toward the ground* Jackie: I know. That’s why…
*Jackie lifts her eyes to meet Marco’s* Jackie: I think we need to break up.
Something I noticed from the trailer: We see that Keith is in the Black Lion in one shot, but the Lion isnt active. Hunk and Pidge are in their active lions in the same shot, looking a little distressed.
So either Keith fails completely to pilot black, or we get to see Keith failing a bit before succeeding maybe?
Just random queastions. 1.) Do you think, that they maybe changed their mind after the reaction to the withanaccent-interview and felt so insulted, that they decided, to not make Johnlock canon after all? 2.) The tarmac-scene has some big similaritis to a scene in DW (don´t know what to say; question about the future; last chance to say "it") and is just built up like a love confession-scene. Do you think that maybe TPTB didn´t notice this? Or really thought it was funny? I´m so confused... tbc
3.)Benedict seems to be such a nice person (I love Martin even more, but he is not so outwardly caring.) etc. and i just can´t imagine him agreeing to queerbaiting? (I find most of “TJLC-Evidence” not very convincing, because I would also die etc. for a friend, but the tarmac-scene is imo queerbaiting/almost love confession. They HAVE TO notice what the scene implies!?). 4.)They always say it is their show etc. and that they don´t care about critics, do they really think of themself as SO GOOD?
5.) They said, that ACD did a mistake with Mary. Why do they do the same? I completly hate that dog-comperison/Mary-is-better-scene (TST is my least favoruite episode). It had to be a active descision to give Mary the narration over John ( THE ACTUAL NARRATOR!). They can´t just ignore all the terrible things they say about Mary and make her some angel asassian who saves John/Sherlock and is better than everyone?! And she is there the WHOLE TIME! She killed Sherlock! Why? Why? Why? For Amanda???
6.) There is that Amanda Abbington-Interview where she talks about coming back. Do you really thing that we´ll maybe have to see Mary-flashbacks/callbacks in every new episode? 7.) Prior to season 4, they said that they have 3 new cases etc., but in the end it wasn´t really like in season 1-2 (season 3 actually was my favorite season, but it clearly was different). TST and TFP ended in family drama. Do you trust them to go back to “normal” cases, without the need to over complicate everything?
8.)Do you think, that they maybe change their mind “pro-johnlock”(if it really was just a joke to them), after critics like Indiewire etc. called them out for the queerbaiting/John and Sherlocks feelings for eachother? That maybe they´ll realize that it´s not just “teenager girls” “hallucinating”? 9.)Do you believe in a season 5 (especially with BC as DS now)? 10.)Will we ever know, what John wanted to say in TRF? 11.)With TFP i wonder,do they truly believe we watch the show for the plot twists?
Oh Wow, Lots of stuff to get to here! Let’s have a look-see!
Well, that interview would have had nothing to do with any of their decisions; if a journalist had that kind of power in the history of Sherlock ever, then it would have been canon in S2, or ahdblock been canon in S3, or sher/0//ie canon in episode one. Like… no, and that interview was garbage anyway. Anything that Mofftiss have done, is COMPLETELY on them and MAYBE the BBC. They were already filming TFP, I believe, around that time frame, so no, it had no bearing whatsoever on the outcome of the series.
Ah, yup, Doomsday’s Bad Wolf Bay and the tarmac scene are pretty much identical (and just as painful), yet no one argues what The Doctor was going to say. But years later, we STILL have to prove to people that Sherlock indeed was going to and did tell John that he loved him. It drives me crazy. Mofftiss knew EXACTLY what they were doing, especially since the scene has parallels to the tarmac scene’s unspoken love in Casablanca. They did it on purpose; it’s even framed similarily to that tarmac, and the wording similar to Bad Wolf Bay. Just… They can’t seriously expect us to not believe it wasn’t meant romantically.
Well, to be fair, I don’t think EITHER OF THEM wanted to be part of a giant queerbaiting fest. They both seemed immensely proud of their portrayals of their characters, Ben AND Martin played both of their characters gay and bi respectively, and BOTH men support LGBT causes and Ben is vocal against homophobia (I’m pretty sure Martin is as well, I just know Ben’s interviews better).I really honestly believe that they thought they were creating something different and were led to believe a different outcome of their character arcs than what we got. I don’t fault them at all – they are just puppets for the puppetmasters.
Oh, they’re lying so hard about their lack of caring… If they didn’t care, Gattiss wouldn’t have written back, in prose, to a critic and Moffat wouldn’t be like “I don’t understand why no one likes this season” (paraphrasing, of course, but his blasé attitude is SO annoying and pretentious). Neither of them have really, otherwise, done anything but remain in hiding after the fallout of S4. It’s both suspicious and really REALLY annoyingly petty.
Yeah, I STILL am reeling over their complete 180˚ of Mary’s character. It makes no fucking sense; they clearly were combining her character with that of the role of Sebastian Moran in ACD canon, and the arc was going to be brilliant. I have a lot of personal very biased opinions on why they did it, but yeah, it doesn’t make any fucking sense. THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING with her character. That and Moffat is terrible at writing women characters at the end of their arcs. If anything, her character was just unnecessarily shoehorned into a bigger role because they decided last minute to NOT make her Moran after all even though they STILL tied her character to Moriarty in S4. ACD did WAY better with Mary as a background character. And YES, it was SO WRONG of her to be the narrator, just… NO she’s NOT the one telling the stories. Ugh.
Ugh, is there? Okay, look, IF – IFFFFF – it’s shown in S5 that all of S4 was a ruse orchestrated by mostly her hand, reverting her character back to where it should be, THEN maybe I can accept her back in the fifth season and make her the badass villain she was SUPPOSED to be. I don’t believe she is dead because her gunshot was fake af, although I do ALSO believe that she may have been killed John in the false narrative scenario. If she comes back, it will be to explain her true actions in S4. Otherwise, she’s dead, we don’t need to see her anymore. Flashbacks maybe, but that’s it.
S3 was my favourite season too, but I think that’s a personal bias because I love Sherlock’s character so much and I loved seeing how far their relationship arc progressed. T6T and TLD barely even HAD cases… and TFP, I don’t know her… so I don’t know where this idea came from. The whole season seemed intent on keeping John and Sherlock as distant from each other as possible, making Sherlock the sidekick TO MARY in his own show, and putting “no one asked for this” focus on Mary. Look, I know it sounds like I hate her, but I REALLY DON’T. I hate what they DID TO HER CHARACTER, and trying to call S4 a case-centred series when CLEARLY the case was a moot point in the first episode to Mary-backstory, it’s ridiculous. There wasn’t really a case in TLD – Sherlock was high off his rocker through most of the episode and Culverton did his weird creepy rapey thing. And I don’t even know what the fuck case was happening in TFP. I WANT to trust them to go back to Just The Two of Them Against the Rest of the World (what was that line even, then?!?!), but I fear that they won’t and will find a way to shoehorn another character-we-don’t-care-about *coughs* Eurus*coughs* into the story.
Oh, I don’t think anyone could change Mofftiss’ minds. Look, if Johnlock DOES become canon, it will be because it was the plan all along, but because of how far S4 strayed off the narrative arc, it will look like they did it because of public outcry, NOT because it was their brilliant plan. They should have just stuck to the narrative rather than try for a publicity stunt that will probably work against them in the end.
Hahaha nope, I don’t think so. I USED to think we would, that Mofftiss were better writers together and would at least round out all the plot holes, but… S4 leaves me skeptical on a lot of things.
I REALLY do think that they think we like the plot twists rather than the stories. Like… no. People were watching for the relationship, whether they knew it or not, platonic or not. The story of two men with the greatest friendship / relationship of all time. Not for … whatever the hell TFP was.
•The Egyptian connection: we never found out anything more specific about whether or not Vanessa is the reincarnation of Amunet. And if she is, who is Amun-Ra, the Serpent Prince? Is that Lucifer? Dracula? Both? And why were the Master Vampires in Season 1 covered in an exoskeleton of hieroglyphics? Why didn’t they make a return with Dracula in season 3?
•Ethan/Dorian: what was the point of their tryst if we didn’t have any follow-up to it? Ethan’s bisexuality became purely incidental and his relationship with Dorian fell by the wayside.
•Ethan/Brona: Ethan never found out that Victor brought Brona back to life. Ever. He never even met Lily. What wasted potential that was.
•Victor Frankenstein: the whole “family” never even found out that Victor created life. Not one of them.
•The Cut-Wife connection: or lack thereof. Did we only mention Joan Clayton because they wanted to cast Patti Lupone as Dr. Seward? Was she really a distant relation? Why couldn’t she have been connected in a more meaningful way beyond being another hard-ass mentor for Vanessa?
•Dr. Jekyll: why, oh why, did we bother introducing Dr. Jekyll without releasing Hyde. Casting an actor of color as Jekyll was a great choice but then he didn’t have any character development. He might as well have been called “Igor” for serving the story really just as Victor’s lab assistant. Also, we all saw the looks Henry threw at Victor in the first episode. There was definitive sexual chemistry and possibly history that did not get to be explored.
•Catriona Hartdegan: Just why? What was the point of having this female, cross-dressing thanatologist? Ferdinand Lyle could have provided the same information that she supplied Vanessa with. And her character had no motivations outside of her relationship with Vanessa. Wasted potential. She could have been a potential love interest for Vanessa or a friend. Instead she was just convenient.
•Dracula: when Renfield turned around to behold Dracula in all his unholy glory at the end of the first episode, we knew that Dracula had a form that was more terrifying than that of Alexander Sweet. We were robbed of seeing what that looked like.
•Dorian: how did Dorian become immortal? Why is this still vague? Where did the painting come from? In the Oscar Wilde novel, the supernatural elements are purposefully vague and it works. But when you take that character and put him into a world that has a mythology of its own that could plausibly explain the supernatural nature of the character and then you don’t choose to take advantage of that, then it doesn’t work. We needed to know where he came from, how long he’s been alive, how the painting came about, and why.