this will forever be one of my favorite scenes

Hands down favorite line... “we will live forever you and I”...  and now my Recap...

Best line of the show was that one. 

First impressions… 

I liked it alot. I liked their humor and the awkwardness. I did miss the 20 years of longing. I missed the depth that should have been the scene with the pictures. Like I really really wanted to see sobbing from Sam. Really bad. We didn’t get it. I will get over it but I really really was hoping for that. 

The sex was great. Felt a touch gratuitious at times I gotta say, but it was good. I REALLY liked when they spent time getting to know each other. I wish we could have spent more time hearing about how they reconnected emotionally. 

Fergus!! LOVED that scene. Didn’t disappoint. 

The undressing… good… not great… maybe it’s cause I know too much about the production at this point. It was hard for me not to see the choreography in it. I miss the emotion and the “suspension of disbelief” of season 1. They have driven home the “actors acting” bit just a little too hard so I struggled to see past the mechanics of it on the first watch. I am hoping it grows on me on subsequent watchings. 

Mr. Willoughby… handled nicely. I look forward to his role in the future. I do enjoy his parts in the books as flawed as they are. 

Ian is great! I am looking forward to Johns portrayal. Ian is 3rd favorite next to JC in my love of book characters. 

The end… Ok… come on STARZ. Can we give them ONE episode without plot plot plot?? Come on. That was LAME as hell. The brothel stuff was fantastic. Love that Claire who isn’t afraid to get to know new folks and talk with them but the ransacking of the room and threatening of Claire again?? Come on. Let it go for an episode for cripes sake. Seriously not cool cause now we are off to the races with the Leghair crap and the smuggling and all the shitty plot points. 

I will say it again. THIS STORY IS IN THE SMALL MOMENTS. The stuff like “20 years of longing streaming down their faces” and “thoroughly and completely falling to pieces” and we missed that tonight… well at least I did. 

I am THRILLED to see them back together and happy they took time for them to reconnect physically… but this story is NOT just about the sex. The sex is important… ABSOLUTELY… but it’s the intimacy that is important. They did a great job showing it for the most part but I hope it continues throughout the rest of the series. 

Let’s do this thing!! 

“Gilbert, darling, all you have to do is say yes.“

ASDKLJL I’m in an emotional wreck 

Wanted to draw one of my favorite scenes to celebrate @kanadka had finished her magnificent fic For Science! 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE AMAZING FIC and I’m more than honoured to know it was inspired by my artwork. Please keep up the good work!!!!

“Show me instead." 

i say this every time, but seriously… read @tyranttortoise‘s Skeleton Squatters and the Landlady. this latest chapter is one of only innumerable reasons why it is forever in my top favorite fics, period.

… and talk about seeing fireworks with a kiss. <333 honestly red is my eternal weakness, and i’m not even mad about it.

Top 10 K-Dramas: 2016

The edit above is not in the order of my top 10 but the list below is. This was my first time making an edit so I was just trying to make it all fit, lol. Please feel free to tell me your thoughts on these dramas, I’d love to hear that ya’ll think!


1. Descendants of the Sun (Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Jin Goo, Kim Ji Won)

  • This was the first drama I followed along with while it was airing and it cemented my stay in kdrama-land so I’ll forever be grateful for that. I loved everything about this drama from the cast to the plot, I thought it was unique and funny and so very enjoyable to watch. A soldier and doctor falling in love in the middle of a crisis with brilliantly amusing scenes and secondary characters? It’s a win for sure. I think it found the perfect balance between drama, action, romance, and comedy. Also, the OSTs in the drama were amazing; Talk Love by K.Will will forever be one of my favorites. 

2. Goblin (Gong Yoo, Lee Dong Wook, Kim Go Eun)

  • So I’m cheating a little with this one because it didn’t finish airing in 2016, but this is currently my favorite drama so I felt obligated to put this on my list. This was my first real venture into a fantasy kdrama and I love everything about it. The aesthetics and cinematography is unreal, the cast is fantastic, the beginnings of romance is natural, but the bromance and friendships are probably my favorite things about this drama. It’s honestly just so witty and fun and the performance by each actor is amazing. It never fails to make me smile or laugh. Since it’s by the same writer as DOTS, it has the perfect combination of fantasy, romance, drama, and comedy. Also, the OSTS are wickedly good in this as well.

3. The K2 (Ji Chang Wook, Im YoonA, Song Yoon Ah)

  • Despite the drama surrounding the characters and it’s obvious problems story-wise, I loved The K2. One of my favorite genres is action-romance and this drama was packed with both. JCW is brilliant as always in acting but his action scenes were amazing. I thought the plot was pretty unique and the lead three gave great performances (I know people thought YoonA’s character was useless, but I didn’t; the story literally wouldn’t exist without her, lol). I have to praise Song Yoon Ah for her performance especially because this was the first time I empathized with the villain; I certainly didn’t agree with everything she did, but they gave a depth to her character that I really appreciated. There are some things I’ll never understand regarding the drama, but I don’t want to spoil anything for others so I won’t mention it here.

4. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk)

  • Again, this drama has yet to end, but I honestly think that this is one of the most brilliant dramas of 2016. It’s a feel-good, coming-of-age drama that balances romance, comedy, and friendship and that honestly delivers each week. It tackles first love and all the innocence and insecurities that comes with liking someone unattainable, it explores friendship between women and the unbreakable bond you can make with life-long friends in college, it shows characters with unhealthy issues taking the right steps to get help, and it shows how guys should treat girls and how naturally you can fall in love with your best friend. Most of all though, it tells us that it’s okay to fall out of love with your talents and what you have been doing your entire life; it’s okay to take a break, try new things, and find yourself. Brilliant cast, brilliant writing, and brilliant performances.

5. Reply 1988 (Lee Hye Ri, Park Bo Gum, Ryu Jun Yeol, Go Kyung Pyo, Lee Dong Hwi)

  • I’m late to the game but there are not enough words to describe what a good drama this is. I love that it focused so much on family bonds rather than romantic love. More than the individual families, the entire block was one big family that supported and took care of each other. I laughed, I cried, and I was happy when they were happy. The line between friendship and family is easily blurred in this drama because I swear the kids were more like family than they were friends. The parents’ friendship also made me happy because for once there was no evil parent or scheming; they all loved their kids and were such good friends with each other. There were so many lessons to learn from in this drama, it’s A+. Also, the goat noises made my life. 

6. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (Lee Joon Ki, IU, Kang Ha Neul)

  • I had/have a love-hate relationship with this drama. This was my first saeguk drama and I did really like a lot of things about it. The cinematography was beautiful, it really was so well done. I liked most of the characters, especially early in the show when it was more funny and cute. And the actors, even the idol-actors, did well in my opinion. What I hated was how they tried to jam-pack the Chinese version into the last 4 episodes, the insanely terrible editing that just made it seem like the characterization for leads did not align at all with what we knew about them, and the ending. I truly detested the ending; it was sloppy and unnecessary. If they didn’t cut that one scene from that ending, I would have been satisfied but they chose to do a disservice to the characters and for that reason alone, I’ll probably never re-watch this drama. 

7. Age of Youth (Han Ye-ri, Han Seung-yeon, Park Eun-bin, Ryu Hwa-young, Park Hye-soo )

  • I loved everything about this drama. The friendship between the Belle Epoque girls made me smile; they grew from being so awkward with each other to being such good friends. They teased, fought, and took care of each other like any good roommates would do while living their own lives. The drama did brilliantly in highlighting each girl’s unique struggles and allowing them to grow because of them. There is nothing I didn’t like about this drama; it was funny, interesting, and just really good. The Belle Epoque girls are special. 

8. The Legend of the Blue Sea (Lee Min Ho, Jun Ji Hyun)

  • I like drama a lot but mostly because of JJH’s character and performance. I’ve never failed to smile, laugh, or feel second-hand embarrassment for her character and that just really made the drama fun. I’m not really a big LMH fan, I think he’s an decent actor, but I think this is probably my favorite role of his. He’s actually doing really well and I really enjoy his character. One of my main issues is the plot and direction of the drama; I think it’s been a little sloppy and some things just don’t make sense and are poorly explained. Also it’s taking forever to get through some of the sub-plots and it honestly just feels like a waste of time. To be quite honest and in my opinion, if the leads weren’t as big stars as they are, this drama would not be doing as well as it is now.

9. Doctor Crush (Park Shin Hye, Kim Rae Won, Lee Sung Kyung, Yoon Kyun Sang)

  • The beginning of this drama was brilliant; PSH’s character was the epitome of a bad-girl who was also kind to her friends. I loved the plot; a girl with an attitude problem with no care in the world changing her ways and becoming a brilliant physician to not only prove people wrong but also to get revenge on the people that wronged/hurt her? Yeah, sign me up for a drama like that. The secondary characters were great, there really were some comedic scenes with them. I liked the medical part of the drama and PSH’s friendship with her childhood best friend and the other doctors. What I hated what that she never really got her revenge; they went with the most predictable way of the guy getting out of it for a medical drama and I hated that. He wasn’t even sincerely apologetic for what he had done. And honestly, I also hated that she never really called out step-mother for being such a terrible person. I had higher expectations for this drama. 

10. Cinderella and the Four Knights (Park So Dam, Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun)

  • This was definitely more of a feel good drama for me. I love the “cinderella” trope so this was just really cute. Park So Dam was just adorable and she made the story fun. There was nothing overly special about this drama; it was fun and light, there were some pretty-boys, and a sweet best friend. All the makings of a classic feel-good drama. My favorite thing would probably have to be the OSTs in this drama; they were all just so good and I still re-play some of them. 
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At Salt Lake Comic Con Sebastian Stan said at his panel that this was his favorite scene to film in Captain America and he wishes it could have been longer. Before the panel I was talking with Jenna at her autograph table and Sebastian showed up out of nowhere and told her hello and that it had been forever seen they had seen one another, so he wanted to say hi. After he left, Jenna said to me, “That was my date!” [source]

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one scene per episode: 3.13 | Anchors

“My name is Mr. Yukimura. I’ll be taking over for your previous History Teacher. My family and I moved here three weeks ago. I’m sure, by now, you all know my daughter, Kira. Or you might not since she’s never actually mentioned anyone from school. Or brought a friend home for that matter. Either way, there she is.”

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Hey, I figured out how to make gifs!

I’ve been wanting to see a gif set of this for a long time. One of my favorite scenes from Battlestar Galactica. 

Don’t fuck with the teacher, she’ll destroy you. 

Laura Roslin, my number one favorite Scary Bitch in Charge, forever and ever, Amen. 

This is one of my very favorite moments from this episode:

Originally posted by kurtsies

The way Blaine looks down and lights up like the sun as Kurt grabs his hand and tugs him close.  That smile on his face is everything we’d been missing.  Such a small scene but its so beautiful.  I will never get tired of this.  Ever.

Originally posted by iscolfersmile

I just want them to hold hands forever.

I see Keith fans talking about their favorite moments for his birthday week, and I want to chip in with mine!

100% for sure my favorite moment for him is one of the first we see, Keith escaping from the garrison on his hoverbike. It’s such a kick ass intro and it’s so early on. But it really establishes how skilled Keith is, and how strong and resourceful he is! Especially when hes at his best.

His ‘yup’ will forever be ingrained into my brain. I love how happy and confident he is with himself in this scene, and how creative and daring he is. Who else would have thought to escape that way? But he knew his skills, and had confidence in them, and pulled it off without getting so much as a scratch on anyone or his bike.

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Congratulations. You were able to repeat your accidental success. But you will need to know more than soup, if you are to survive in my kitchen, boy. Colette will be responsible for teaching you how we do things here.