They’re filming the penultimate episode when Erasmus throws a huge, shining spanner into the neat mechanism of Laurent’s show.
This close to the end, the on-camera small talk is finally giving way to more serious discussions about compatibility. Damen is meant to spend this afternoon asking each suitor in turn where they see themselves in five years, and what they really want out of life.
Erasmus is first; he sits on the edge of the couch, set at an angle to the leather armchair where Damen is enthroned, and twists his hands together. He hasn’t looked this visibly nervous in a while. Damen has obviously noticed it too, because he bats a few sillier questions at Erasmus instead of plunging straight into the heavy topics. He has an instinct for people that makes Laurent wonder what kind of easily-swayed idiot Theomedes must be, not to see how wired Damen is for leadership.
When Damen poses the in-five-years question, Erasmus runs a tongue over his lips and colour fills his cheeks. He’s the only suitor who hasn’t yet kissed Damen at least once on camera, and Laurent approved of that on the basis that it maintained tension, but now would be a good time for a kiss if one is going to happen.
Laurent moves his eyes away from Damen’s mouth.
Erasmus says, still blushing, “This is hard to say. I think you’re incredible, Damen. Really. But–”
for people who disagree with the comic and are saying lance doesn’t act on instict, please tell me when you have seen him train LOL. lance isn’t impulsive like keith, sure. but he is definitely the type to wing it. don’t you remember the very first episode “thread the needle” scene? wingin it (and lost a wing LOL but you win some and you lose some amiright ladies) but yeah my boy relies on instinct, takes Big Naps AND is an incredible sharpshooter nonetheless. love that boy.
EXO When They Get Hit On By Another Girl *Supermarket
A/N ~ I may or may not be doing a ‘Hit on’ thread with difference scenes and bands.
Scene - You and your boyfriend are next in line in the supermarket, but you forget to grab a tub of ice-cream. You turn to your boyfriend, who already guesses you’re going to leave them by your facial expression. “I forgot the ice-cream.” “Y/n, no” “I’ll be a minutes - promise, Just let me get it” you run off. few seconds pass and your boyfrined is putting the items on the table to be scanned, however the cashier had other things in mind to scan.
XUIMIN He calls after you to no avail. He huffs silently and put the groceries on the scanner. The girl doesn’t even get a chance to speak to him as he tells her to wait a second so he can run to find you. “Y/n!” you jump in your place and turn around to see minseok at the end of the aisle “Babe, hurry up”
SUHO The girl inspects him quickley before beginning to flirt casually, “Are you new here? I don’t see you around often” “No,” he looks up quickly to smile at the cashier, “My girlfriends apartment is around, maybe you know her” “Um, I don’t think s-” “Hey, there she is” his smile widen as he takes the icream from you to put on the scanner.
LAY Automically looks for you when they call him up. He smiles politely at the girl and she greets him shyly. She calls over a co-worker to remind her of the code for lettuce. “You’re really handsome” The coworker says trying to ignore the cashier, “Would you like to-” “Oh look who came back” he says smiling over at you speed walking towards him “Um, who-” The coworker begins to ask, trying to get back his attention, but its useless as soon his smile widens from seeing you. You start explaining yourself as you walk up to him, “I didn’t know which flavor to get, but i figured we could mix them.” Lay doesn’t hesitate in peeking your lips quickly causing you to laugh at his sudden affectionate outburst, “Geez didn’t think you’d be this excited about ice-cream.”
BAEKHYUN Jokes with her for a bit but keeps mentioning you “Theres a party I’m going to at 10, ” “Oh I love parties” he says, causing the girl to smile as well “If you’d like -” “But I already have plans with my girlfriend tonight, raincheck?” You get back on line smiling up at the cashier and apologetically at your boyfriend. “Babe - she was wondering if we’d like to go to a party tonight”
CHEN “Y/n!” you turn around as you hear your name being called. You automatically recognize who the voice belongs to an settle quickly on an icrecram, racing back to chen. “What’s wrong? are you okay?” “Yeah, The items are bing scanned” “Don’t yell across the supermarket!” You chide him, seeing the girl still in shock by how far when’s voice could reach.
CHANYEOL Doesn’t even notice the girl talking to him. “Hm?” She giggles and repeats again, “You’re really tall” “Oh yeah, i get that a lot” he shuffles his eyes to see when you’re coming back “So my shift ends in an hour -” “Oh that’s good for you! you must be tired, get home saftley then.” you make your way back putting the tub of icecream on the scanner. “I’m here” “Yah! stop leaving me in line on the last minutes.”
D.O Non-attentive enough for the girl to even get a word in. She looks at him trying to catch his eyes, but kyungsoo is focused entirely on the itmes being scanned and then the computer that displays the price behind the girl. “So how’s your night going?” “Good, thank you” he says as if it were an automatic response. You come back and he looks over to you and finally smile, “I think that’s a new record.”
KAI You made sure to make it back quickly, but stop in your tracks when you saw your boyfriend still on line. You walk up to him and put the cream down on the basket that was on the ground by his feet. “Did you let people pass you again, so you didn’t have to talk to the cashier?” He smiles at you fondly, making you laugh as his obvious answer to your question.
SEHUN He’s been grociery shopping with you before and already new to stay clear of this cashier. “I swear, my girlfirend always does this.” He tells the cashier, while he hands her the grocieres out of the basket. “She’s so cute, it’s sickening” he jokes, hoping thats enough for her to get the hint.
are the writers, who write back and forth each describing the actions
and words of their of the character they have chosen. I’m going to use
an imaginary person named Sue as the example of a mun.
are the characters being written about by the muns. Sometimes people
prefer to use character to refer to a muse, but muse seems to be the one
I see the most often. In this case I’m going to use Spider-man as the
Threads are the stories written back and
forth by two or more muns about their muses. Let’s say Sue has met Paul
who has Batman as a muse. They write a thread together, which involves a
scenario in which Batman gets bitten by a genetically augmented bat and
Spiderman teaches him to use his new abilities.
is the official storyline of a show/film/book series that people pick a character
from. So in canon Batman never gets bitten by a bat, and isn’t trained
AU is short for Alternate Universe. In our
example Sue and Paul have created an AU where Batman has actual
bat-related powers and fights crime alongside Spiderman.
Verse (or universe) “AUs or places in a
timeline where threads which might take place that are common enough on the
blog to be established things” thanks to @chieftess-of-the-haladin for commenting this on the original post, I had completely forgotten about this one, and it’s definitely important
are the first post of a thread, which set the scene for the thread.
This blog contains sentence starters, which are things muns can send to
one another via ask to start a thread with. In this case perhaps Paul
sent Sue an ask with “It bit me” which started the entire alternate
universe they have that thread in.
OC is short for original
character, and these are another type of muse people have. In this case
we’re going to use the example of another person named Jude. Jude has
created an OC for the Batman universe named Kevin who is a guard at
Arkham who often ends up in trouble for some reason or another.
Three person Rp (sometimes called Three-person thread) this
is the last one, because now we’re getting into the more complicated
things. If Jude, Paul, and Sue got together and all wrote a thread it
would be one of these, and it can allow for interesting character
As not to hijack wonderful fanart, I saw commentary from @unfolded73fics discussing the negative portrayal of sex and sexuality on OUAT, and I can’t help but agree.
A long-standing problem in media has been that sex and sex appeal, among women especially, has been portrayed negatively or something villains do. It’s a long-running joke in the Once fandom that cleavage=villainy, and rarely do we see couples engage in or reference sexy times without it either being interrupted or having some underlying negative thread.
The steamiest scenes we’ve gotten this season have been Golden Queen making out all over the place, and using sex as some weird bargaining chip. They were clearly being painted as bad guys, with Rumple potentially (and I say potentially because I don’t know their separation status) cheating on his wife. Captain Swan may have done a little bit of grinding on the couch, but even that was interrupted.
The point: we’ve only really seen one good portrayal of sex among a loving couple without any underlying issues, and that’s Snowing. Rumbelle has certainly engaged in sex, but the scenes also included an underlying issue that Rumple was blatantly lying to Belle about things. When Outlaw Queen finally had an onscreen sex transition, there was the fact that his wife was nearby and frozen. Emma is portrayed as the “good girl” to Hook’s “bad boy” for not having sex on the first date. Once Hook switches to being a hero and gets in a committed relationship, his innuendos pretty much stop - even when he is alone with Emma. (Couples have sexy talk, you know!)
I know this is a family show, but it would actually be nice to show that sex and sexuality don’t only belong to evil characters or happen during dubious levels of consent or relationship status. Show more Snowing flirting, have Hook hit on Emma. Show some more positivity.
something that i realllly think the r v b team need to stop doing is still be writing the script when they’re shooting the goddamn episodes
why is the season not written out in its entirety before they even start doing voices or machinima or animation? i know they post it in episodes, but its essentially one single movie. this is what leads to their recording departments being rushed and working up until the day of release on every episode, and i can only imagine this is what leads to bits that get cut, inconsistencies, general errors and dropped threads
the amount of scenes and arcs we’ve explicitly been told we lost due to time, the amount of dropped threads… all of these things should be ironed out before they start recording. why don’t they just sit down, work out what they can and can’t do, and streamline the writing so that there aren’t these dropped threads and holes???
How to cut your threads so your followers don’t have to scroll for ages just to get through one post:
Note, before we begin: This may only work for desktop users, as it appears that you cannot highlight text on mobile. If you find yourself capable of such a thing and it only happens that my own mobile device is absolute scrap, then simply apply this method as you would on desktop.
Now, for the actual tutorial part of this (placed under a cut as to not take up too much space):
stupidity S T R I K E S could be a proper title for the situation. when you have exactly one hundred self-portraits created by none other than a group of 14 year old students — and you PROCRASTINATED until the last possible moment to grade them, you’ll find yourself in the exact same predicament as jinyoung. what better to keep his focus than chewing the entirety of a pack of gum all at once? what worse could happen besides falling A S L E E P with the wad still in his mouth? not for long —- the pink lump had to have been personified, had a mind of its own the way that it had spread itself into the raven locks of hair that adorned jinyoung’s head. his brother would know just what to do. but his brother wasn’t here, in another country, and jinyoung had been yanking at the shit all day long. it was to ask for help — or to start the new trend of bubblegum haircuts. ”um…this is gonna be weird, but…do you know how to get bubblegum out of hair? i fucked up…”