this relationship was my favorite thing in the pilot

anonymous asked:

in OTH I am SO proud of the writers To not have tried to put Haley & Lucas together! I feel as if any other show would've done that!

It’s one of my favorite things about the show. Literally in Haley’s first scene in the pilot she clearly states this will “not be a Joey loves Dawson thing because that would be creepy” and they stick to that, to the very end. 

What is also great about Haley’s character (among many other things) is that she finds a relationship in S1 (with the jock, no less, and it looks like it’s going to be that stereotypical Jock/Nerd trope…but nope) and stays with that same person throughout the entirety of the series. Does she kiss Chris Keller? Sure. Does she go on tour and is she estranged from Nathan for awhile? Sure. But she never dates someone else, sleeps with someone else, falls in love with someone else, etc. He is it for her, and they are together for the entirety of the series. No typical “Why can’t they be together NOW” storylines, besides a small blip in S2/3 when she goes on tour (which I honestly think was just because she actually was on tour at the time so they had to write the storyline that way). And the same goes for Nathan, to be honest (in some aspects even more so). As soon as he finds Haley, he doesn’t even stray from her for a second, completely destroying the “asshole jock” typical trope that is so popular in TV series, like the writers think “Oh well this guy is popular and plays sports so obviously he has to cheat on his girlfriend. He’s charming though so the audience will forgive him.” Not in OTH, no sir-ee. 

I love that subtly, OTH breaks through so many typical TV tropes via characterization and at first you don’t even realize it but when you break it down you’re like damn, this show is so progressive sometimes (and occasionally not, but what can ya do)!

Reyes Headcanon Questions

Here is our Reyes HC questions list: 1-15 @himluv  @vorchagirl

Let’s see where this all goes!  Also feel free to inbox me too if you want for my HC regarding Reyes!  16-30 will be posted tomorrow!

1. Where did Reyes learn to be a shuttle pilot?

2. We know he likes dogs, what would he name a puppy if Ryder gave him one?

3. What is his favorite holiday?

4. What made Reyes decide to join the Initiative?

5. Does he miss anything from the Milky Way?

6. How did he and Keema become friends?

7. What is his favorite thing about Kadara?

8. His least favorite thing?

9. If he is romanced, how is his relationship with his Ryder’s twin?

10. Who is his favorite squadmate on the Tempest? His least favorite?

11. What was his childhood like?

12. Is Reyes religious?

13. Does Reyes have any regrets about leaving the Nexus?

14. Does Reyes have any tattoos? Or scars?

15. Tell us about his family, and what is his relationship with them like?

My 2 cents on how Yuri on Ice is Hella Realistic

Okay so after episode 7 I had to cry and rant and finally sleep to clear my head a bit cuz I’m about to type out a novel on my feelings on this amazing character and show. 

Episode 7 really slapped me in the jaw and finally nailed the last nail with how realistic Yuri is as a character


When we first get introduced to Yuri he was at the end of college and is coming to terms that he might truly not be good enough to achieve his dreams of skating. He is 23 now and knows that a bunch of younger skaters are going to go out and create a name for themselves and outshine him quickly which helps lead into him considering to stop skating. THIS is what really grabbed me and kept me past the first episode.  So many people go through this! Especially college students and graduates that have dreams that are seen as “unrealistic” or “unstable” If you are in the arts, sports, or even any competitive field you know that your time in school and when you are young makes a huge difference in your future. And when you put all your heart, time, and effort into something only to have the door slammed in your face is enough to make anyone quit. not to mention that younger more talented people are going to come along and more often than not you begin to doubt yourself even more because of this. I myself gave up on doing art and one of the main reasons is because at a certain point if I wasn’t good enough for my own standards then what would be the point in pursuing this as a passion and throughout that whole journey of considering art schools and learning different mediums so many people were just as good or better at even younger ages than me. 

This is so important because in most sports animes when the main character isn’t good enough or lost a season they just get really motivated to do better on the next season because they are still YOUNG they are still in school and there is still a lot of hope. And for Yuri he’s seeing where his cut off is so he’s not die hard motivated to get back out on the ice he needs time to process his situation and what he’s gonna do about it. 


Now on to the crying scene!

Ugh how this moment had be reeling for a hot second! 

While it is extremely normal to cry when you fail at something you love like this what is so relatable is how he calls his mom, talks to her, and then waits til he gets off the phone to start pouring his heart out alone. He doesn’t really know if he wants to keep skating so why would he cry to his mom who is only gonna say something like “you’ll do better next time”. When the issue is that he’s putting everything he’s got into skating and it’s still not good enough to where everyone else is at. How everyone else is doing is insanely important and I’ll explain more when I get closer to episode 7. Yuri has a lot of emotional and mental hurdles to get over and the reason why he can’t get over some of them is because he does not have someone he can fully feel safe with to bring all of his personal problems too. While family is normally a safety net when it comes to certain situations they can’t really help him since they were never skaters (it would have been mentioned already if one of them were) so they can’t relate to him in this moment so Yuri doesn’t feel confident in telling even his mom about what he’s feeling right now because there isn’t much she could do about it. 


Now his relationship with Victor

This is what many people are watching this show for and I can’t blame them I’ve never seen such a heart to heart relationship with an actual plot like this in an anime before. 


What we quickly learn from Yuri based on his relationship with Victor is that he’s not that open and has a little bit of a trust issue and gets extremely anxious at times and is not that familiar with much physical intimacy. This is what leads down the road of all of the funny stuff Victor wants to do with him and ask him so that he can get a real feel for who Yuri is and what he’s about. And for a while Yuri was rejecting it because he literally had put this man on a pedestal all of his childhood and into his adult life. It was a dream of Yuri’s to be on the same level as Victor and here he was showing this side of himself that Yuri is not familiar with since Yuri only got to see him as a celebrity. But at the same time he wants to be able to see Victor as an equal which is why back in December he did not try to to talk to Victor when Victor was talking to him because he was afraid of Victor seeing how flawed he was and didn’t want to be seen as weak or below Victor or as a fan since his real end goal is to be as good as Victor and even better. Yuri’s auto pilot tells him to avoid the situation until it is assessed and he can come to terms with it. 


  My favorite thing about their relationship is that Yuri admired Victor. And since his dream was to become as good as Victor his first test was to prove that he was good enough for Victor or in other words that he is able to not quiet be on the same level but to a place that Victor can actually help him. After wining against Yurio which makes sure Victor stays and coaches him he of course has his doubts. Victor isn’t just staying because of Yuri he’s staying because that was a deal of the skate off with Yurio so he’s still unsure of his relationship with Victor. 

This scene was the most honest piece of communication that I’ve ever seen. Most shows, books, entertainment etc. use miscommunication as a plot in relationships and while there is always gonna be some miscommunication in any relationship this moment in yoi truly shows us the realistic side to their relationship in an honest way. Victor wants to know who he needs to be to Yuri so that he is able to flourish with Victor as his coach. And Yuri answers in the most straightforward answer which is just be you. And in any relationship this is what is healthy and normal is to not expect someone to be what you think they should be but to allow them to be who they actually are. This conversation hits home for any relationship romantic or platonic. And for Yuri and Victor this is one huge step to getting on equal levels. Yuri didn’t need someone who was going to force themselves and their ideas onto him he needs someone who will meet half way once he’s grown enough to get there. 

Up until episode 7 we see a lot of Yuri trying to prove that Victor is worth his time. After defeating Yurio he proves to Victor that he’s worth it but now he has to prove it to everyone else. This is so majorly important for Yuri because he lacked so much self confidence but through proving to everyone time and time again that he’s worth not only does it give him the drive to do well but it gives him the self confidence that he needs. And what’s even better is that Victor doesn’t need to constantly tell him to be confident he lets Yuri find it himself which is super healthy because finding self confidence in another person puts you kinda weirdly in debt to them. 

Now to skip, hop, and jump to episode 7 boy did some major stuff happen in this episode. 

So we’ve already established that Yuri is anxiety prone. But like he said there is a lot riding on him to do well this time around. And he alone cannot combat all of the negative thoughts that are going through him at the time. Victor, being a new coach has almost no clue how to handle Yuri which lead to his reckless last resort attempt to motivate him which was kinda tough love. But that did not fly well for Yuri. 

Now Yuri’s cried before as I stated but he doesn’t do in front of other people. This was proof that his relationship is strong enough and that Yuri feels safe enough to show this vulnerable side of himself to Victor and actually argue with him. If you haven’t noticed before Yuri isn’t that confrontational. He doesn’t even try to explain why he was so anxious or what Victor could do to help because he is used to dealing with his anxiety on his own. But when Victor pushed him he snaps because it was the exact opposite of what Yuri needed to hear from Victor.  Yuri already knows all of the negative things that could be said if he doesn’t do well so why would Victor add to the negativity? Oh it’s because Victor is very new at this so I need to give him so pointers on how to deal with your bae with low self esteem.  Now this scene is great because of how raw the feelings are from Yuri with the ugly crying, voice cracking, squeaky breathing, and yelling (kudos to those animators cuz when he starts crying it was like I was watching someone actually cry. Almost every time I’ve seen someone cry over emotional stuff they freeze up and tears just start rolling) but we get to see one of the final steps to an actual relationship between these two because 

1. Yuri finally is able to bring Victor on an equal playing ground as him. He says it clear as day. I need you to stand by me. Not be below me to hold me up not above me to carry me up to you because we’re here on equal terms already and I need you to be beside me. Yuri knows Victor will stay but he needs him to be the voice in his ear telling him he can do it because the weight is too much for Yuri alone. 

2. This is the first time we hear Yuri telling Victor what to do. Victor is more experienced in a lot of things and relationships too but apparently he doesn’t know how to deal with this level of anxiety that Yuri is experiencing. Yuri wants Victor to stop just observing him because he’s laid almost his entire self out for Victor to see and he should have realized that Yuri needs him to go lighten the load on Yuri’s back. This is an enormous step to them being seen as equals because now it’s not just Yuri realizing stuff he’s helping Victor realize stuff too. We’ve finally gotten to the point that Yuri has reached half way and now he needs Victor to fulfill his promise and grow as person too to meet him half way. 

And Victor finally gets it. Yuri has been living up to his expectation and is now surpassing them. Victor has been being surprised by how strong and talented Yuri is and now he’s finally going up to bat with Yuri and trying to prove himself to Yuri. 

Both people have to prove themselves to the other person, prove their love, their loyalty, their faithfulness, and that’s the only way a healthy relationship can be made is by both people making that effort. This is why their relationship is so stirring because we are so used to seeing one sided relationships where only one person is pursing the other and proving themselves to the other over and over again and it’s so refreshing to see some legit honest conversations about feelings and a healthy relationship in anime. 

I am sorry to the universe because this was hellaciously long and I’ve never done an analysis on shows before but I had too many feelings and I need to write about them.

Okay but can you just imagine that that one scene never happened and the trio + BB-8 + Han + Chewie + R2D2 & C3PO + Leia all set off on the Millennium Falcon looking for Luke and became one big happy space family

  • Leia definitely mothers the Trio (”the kids” as Han calls them). Especially Rey and Finn, who never really knew their mothers.
  • Finn becomes very proficient in Dejarik, and he bonds even more with Chewie over it.  
  • The cockpit of the Falcon is often rather crowded, with Chewie obv still being Han’s main copilot, but sometimes switching out with Rey or Poe if the Wookie wants to take a break or has his arm twisted into another round of Dejarik with Finn. The two of them often hang out around there anyway.
  • Leading off of Leia becoming the Trio’s official space mom, she’s the first to notice Finn and Poe’s feelings for each other. It’s her that Finn turns to when wanting to talk things out, and she gently nudges him in Poe’s direction.
  • She also picks up on it when Rey starts falling for Jessika Pava. Again, Rey knows next to nothing about relationships or WHY THE BLOODY HELL SHE FEELS LIKE HER FACE IS ON FIRE AND HER HEART IS RACING LIKE A DESERT RODENT EVERY TIME SHE JUST SO HAPPENS TO SEE JESSIKA SWING OUT OF HER XWING AND TAKE OFF HER HELMET SWINGING HER HAIR LIKE SHE’S IN THE STAR WARS EQUIVALENT OF A L’OREAL COMMERCIAL so Leia gently informs her that she is not dying, these are called feelings, very gay feelings. And she is a very proud mom when Rey finally gets the courage to ask Jessika out.
  • As Jessika spends more time with Rey, she too is welcomed into the space family with open arms (rather furry ones) 
  • Basically, Leia is best Space Mom.
  • R2-D2 is thrilled to find that Rey speaks droid, and they spend a lot of time chatting. R2-D2 tells her all his stories about Luke and the older trio’s adventures, and Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Padme before them. 
  • The kids, BB-8 and R2-D2 develop a penchant for pranks. Particularly on Finn, because he is a precious trusting puppy and falls for them every time. 
  • Han gradually starts letting Rey pilot the Falcon more and more, as he is getting old and also finally patching his relationship with Leia.
Galavant Appreciation Week: Day 4: Favorite Relationship/Dynamic

Again, I’m a day late with this one and I seem to be stuck playing catch up, but better late than never right?  There are a lot of gifs and none of them are mine, I’m just using them to illustrate my point and because Gal and Izzy are super lovely to look at.

Galavant and Isabella: 

I’m sure it’ll come as a surprise to absolutely no one that my favourite dynamic/relationship on the show is the relationship between Galavant and Isabella. Isabella is “small and cute and ethnically hard to pin down” and Galavant has  "a face most chicks have a thing about"…basically these are two uber attractive people. 

Not only are these two undeniably gorgeous (I mean, duh and as Jean Hamm would say “Well, well, well. Hello there.”), but they also subscribe to one of my fave relationship tropes which is the love/hate relationship.


When Isabella and Galavant first meet each other, they can barely stand each other. Isabella finds Gal in a perpetual state of drunkenness in his hovel and she’d probably agree with her parents at this point in time if they called him a “waste of space”. She tells him of her woes and he says, “That’s terrible, just terrible. But you have a nice way about you I’m sure you’ll land on your feet. Nice meeting you, doors on the wall.” Isabella then begs him to save her people but Gal completely tunes her out and says:

 Isabella is utterly exasperated with him and Galavant finds her annoying and bossy and is this the beginning a beautiful relationship? I think so! 

Galavant eventually agrees to help Isabella reclaim her kingdom once he learns that King Richard is the one who invaded it. It is at this point that the audience discovers that Isabella is leading Galavant into a trap, but we still can’t help but love this precious cupcake because she is clearly wrestling with guilt about it…and this is before she even gets to know our hero. The angst is built into this relationship from the get go and it is absolutely delicious. 

Over the course of season one, Galavant and Isabella grow from being strangers to reluctant teammates to friends to a couple that is meant for each other. Isabella trains Galavant and teaches him how to be a knight again.

 She becomes our hero’s hero and “brings him back to himself”.

 Galavant becomes more considerate and caring around her. She’s always on his mind 

and he defends her when she isn’t there to defend herself (“Call her a mouth breather one more time!”). Because of his feelings for Isabella, Galavant learns that it’s not always about him, he’s not just “the hero that gets the raisins”…sometimes other people get the raisins too…like when Galavant stashes some trail mix aside and gives them to Isabella “raisins intact”. 

The relationship development between these two is so well done that you can go back and rewatch it and track it episode by episode. Galavant goes from “seeing [Isabella’s] mouth start moving and…needing a drink” in Joust Friends (1x02) to telling her that he doesn’t always listen when she speaks but he’s going to work on that in Comedy Gold (1x04) 

to telling Isabella that speaking to her is one of his favorite things to do in My Cousin Izzy (1x07). 

Likewise, Isabella learns to see Galavant in a completely different light. In the pilot she thinks of him as a bumbling buffoon and she tells him, “You’re no hero”, and in Joust Friends, she constantly questions him and his abilities

 until she gradually starts to trust him and becomes his biggest fan in It’s All in the Executions (1x08) when she tells him, 

Similarly, Galavant’s heroism is directly connected to his relationship with Isabella and as their relationship blooms so does Galavant’s heroism. He becomes the hero we always knew he was.


Galavant realizes that they only kind of hero he wants to be is her hero 

and he goes from saying “Nice meeting you, doors on the wall” and giving zero shits about her and people in general (mostly because Maddie seriously did a number on him) to putting her safety and the lives of his friends above everything else. Galavant promises Isabella that he’s going to save all of them in Dungeons and Dragon Lady (1x06),

then in My Cousin Izzy, Galavant says “I’m going to save all of them, especially her” and he races across the banquet hall to save Izzy from eating shellfish. 

Lastly, in “It’s all in the Executions”, Galavant flat out refuses to leave Isabella behind until Gareth promises to to take care of her.


We’ve come quite a long way since, “You have a nice way about you, I’m sure you’ll land on your feet”. 


Of course I’d be remiss if I failed to mention their heavenly duets and how well their voices blend together and how their love songs are so honest and refresh and true to them. 

And then there’s how attractive they are and how attractive they find each other and Isabella going “damn” when she sees Gal pour water on himself because she’s found “the abs the poets praise" 

and Gal saying: 

Oh and there’s also the way Gal calls Isabella’s mom, "Mummy!” and says:

 which is simultaneously hilarious and squeeworthy because this means that he envisions a future with Isabella even in his extremely drunken state.  I mean, don’t they just look perfect together here:

Also, I can’t forget the eyesex and how they had eyesex babies in that monastery and how Isabella was hoping beyond hope that Galavant would live and he could forgive her for betraying his trust and how she had to be the one to remind him about Madalena and how he was like, “Oh yeah right her. Sorry I forget about her because of the stunning, amazing woman in front of me” and basically it all adds up to complete perfection.

“[Galabella’s] the complete package and I, for one, am finally throwing my arms in the air and giving into it.”

Oh who am I kidding? I’m Galabella trash. They had me at “I’m sorry, what is that smell?” and I’ve grown to love them more with every episode and I AM BEYOND ECSTATIC THAT MY BABIES ARE COMING BACK AND WE’RE GOING TO GET MORE FOREVER KISSES 

AND MORE OF GAL TELLING IZZY THAT SHE’S WONDERFUL AND MORE OF IZZY TELLING GAL THAT SHE BELIEVES IN HIM. 

Can I have season 2 now please?

Rules: Tag 9 people who you'd like to get to know better

oh gosh, I was tagged in a thing!! @stefy4ever, thank you!! :D

Relationship status: Single

Favorite color: Purple

Lipstick or chapstick: chapstick, I constantly have a tube with me because my lips are always so dry and/or cracked!

Last song I’ve listened to: “Heavydirtysoul” by Twenty-One Pilots

Last movie I watched: Wall-E and I’m currently watching A Bug’s Life

Top 3 fictional characters: wow, this is really putting a lot of pressure on me
1. Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter
2. Peridot from Steven Universe
3. Midna from Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Top 3 ships: so many ships! I’ll do three sims ships and three non-sims ships
Sims Ships: Johnny/Ophelia, Dirk/Lilith, David Ottomas/Jules O’Mackey
Non-Sims Ships: Harry/Hermione (HP), Peridot/Amethyst (SU), Star/Marco (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)

Books I’m currently reading: not reading any books atm unless you count my DSM-V (counseling stuff)

really bad at tagging people so whoever wants to do it, go for it!!

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For amtrak12, “because I’m emotional about Ralph choosing to dress up like Walter.”

Get to Know Me

tagged by @whives o///o

20 blogs you would like to get to know: um…any of them…? I have over 800 followers now so tagging has become overwhelming…

Nicknames: I preferred to go by Gracie when I was younger; some people still call me this

Zodiac sign: Scorpio

Height: 5′5″

Last thing you googled: Dy’mond (a YouTuber)

Favorite music artist: either Fall Out Boy or Twenty One Pilots

Song stuck in your head: “Gimme More” by Britney Spears…idk why…

Last movie you watched: Moana :D

What are you wearing right now: a grey nightgown

Why did you choose your URL: it’s a combination of “Azur” (Inigo’s Japanese name) and “Azura”, two of my favorite Fire Emblem characters

What did your last relationship teach you: I’ve never been in a romantic relationship…

Religious or Spiritual: neither, I believe in nothing

Favorite color: Purple!

Average hours of sleep: now that I’m on break, 9-10

Lucky number: 7

Favorite characters: besides the aforementioned, eh…too lazy to list those today, too, I hope no one is disappointed in how lazy I can be with these tag things :P

How many blankets do you sleep with: 2-3, only one if I’m really hot

Dream job: I think I’d be good at doing TV cut-ins for like Disney Channel…otherwise, I’d like to get paid for sleeping

So Vanessa and Ethan are the blood and bones of Penny Dreadful, a show specifically about stories and archetypes. How specific is this fucking show? The season finale ends with all the players on a stage. IT’S UNREAL HOW MUCH THESE ASSHOLES LOVE THEIR STORIES,

What’s even more unreal to me is Ethan/Vanessa together. they have *gasp* an honest to god friendship. They hug a lot. They declare their loyalties A LOT. They even had the same fuckboy! It’s ENDLESS how much pd loves to use them as their visual and thematic springboards. NO SHIT, THEY ARE INTRODUCED WITH A BANG. AKA a smash cut from one character revealing scene to another. Face obscured, stark opposing colors. Neither is what they seem, for now you’ll only catch glimpses. The best monsters are the ones you can’t see but imagine for yourself.

This is my breakdown of the Ethan/Vanessa relationship because 2X07 is going to be insane and the moment it’s over I won’t know how to think properly.

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A Breakdown of the Daddygate Myth

Okay, so, my anxiety about “daddygate” stems mostly from not knowing if the writers decide to ignore how they’ve been writing the scenes between Elizabeth and Red or how the actors have been playing it. “Oh,” one might say with a fond smile, “You ship this so much it might as well be an armada going to war. Your bias is showing.”

Well, yes. But more to the point, as I feel this clarifies, I would be so bored if the father/daughter thing happened. 

With that, I give you my “seriously it’s not like I’m watching Glee anymore I can put some faith in the writers that they won’t just say fuck it and make choices that don’t make a lot of sense given the established canon” possibly worryingly in-depth list on why the I can’t even see Elizabeth calling Red “daddy” in bed much less biologically. 

It won’t be very coherent brace yourself.

Yes, they have the right idea.

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