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what is it called when healing goes stagnant? i’m flatlining with a heartbeat. everything starts out so hopeful but it never ends well. it just ends.

i’m supposed to be getting better, things are supposed to be adding up but all I have are loose ends and nothing to tie them to. every conversation is a confession because no one is listening. every secret belongs to someone else.

the gods have forgotten us. god himself packed up shop and went away for awhile. even the devil got tired of watching us pull ourselves apart. there’s muscle and sinew under my nails. there’s blood on my teeth.

you know, when Midas was young, he didn’t even want gold. he just wanted to be loved.

what is it called when healing goes stagnant? i think it means the hope is gone. i think it means things just end.

—  there is no hope for us yet– lily rain

My favorite thing to imagine is Megatron picking up Soundwave’s field instead of micro-movements to get a read on his mood/opinion of things. And like… imagine if Soundwave is super sassy.

Like picture Megs kind of pacing and ranting about some recent decision he made that essentially resulted in the Coneheads throwing a loud, violent, destructive (and, consequently, EXPENSIVE) temper tantrum.

“But that’s just it! When you consider everything, was it REALLY too much to ask them to BEHAVE, for ONCE!??”

And Soundwave has not moved; no reaction whatsoever. To all unaware, it looks like he’s gone into stasis standing up.

But then Megs is like “UGH, don’t give me that look…!”

Or maybe during some meeting Shockwave has a proposal and it just so happens to tie into a conversation Megs and Sounders just had that day, creating an inside joke. Soundwave sits across from Megatron, again, not moving, when all of a sudden the Decepticon leader just starts busting a gut.

Starscream sneers; just who is he privately talking to? Shockwave sort of sputters and stops all concerned like “My Lord…” And everyone else at the table thinks Megs is having a little crazy moment where he’s lost touch with reality. Except for Soundwave of course…

“Ahh ahaha… heh… Shockwave, I approve of your proposal. You may get started on the project as soon as you are able…”

“Oh sure,” Starscream says loud enough to hear, “From one madmech to the other, their minds think alike. You know, I have half a processor to send both of you to what the humans call… ‘the looney-bin’.”

Megs stares at him and thinks about punching the Seeker’s wing. But Soundwave encourages a sharp verbal comeback instead.

“If I’m a madmech, and YOU have half a processor, then I’d say we’re already in one! HAHA!!!”

The Seeker sulks while the table laughs at his expense. Soundwave gives mental high five.

anonymous asked:

Hello! I was hoping maybe you know the answer to my queston (or theory). it's not anything big, but I was curous about why Derek's eyes were so firmily on Stiles, while there were literal wonder happening. Like shouldn't he look at Brett guy instead? You can see it here quite clearly here hoechlder(.)tumblr(.)com/post/93207798472. Even light, I think, is meant to empathise something. But I don't really understand what's so important here. And light is important, Jeff once said, right?

Firstly here’s a link to the gifset

I think the answer might tie into the conversation and other things going on in that scene. Let’s ask ourselves the always important question of WHY WAS THIS SCENE INCLUDED?

Stiles: What the hell is happening to this kid? 
Deaton: He’s been poisoned by a rare wolfsbane. I need to make an incision and you need to hold him as still as possible. 
Stiles: Hey, Derek, how about a little werewolf strength? 
Derek: Yeah, I’m not the only one here with werewolf strength. 
Deaton: If you can’t hold him still, the incision might kill him. 
Stiles: Derek, he’s slipping. I don’t think I can hold him. Ah! 
Peter: I guess I still have a little werewolf strength myself. 
Derek: Yeah, maybe more than a little. 
Stiles: Hey, Doc, I don’t think he’s breathing. Is he okay? 
Deaton: I think he’ll be fine, but probably out for a while. 
Stiles: Guys, can you hear that? I think he’s saying something. 
Brett: The sun… The moon… The truth… The sun… The moon… The truth… 
Deaton: Three things cannot long be hidden. The sun, the moon, and the truth. It’s Buddhist. 
Peter: Satomi.

This scene gives us both overt and subvert information 

  • How to get the rare wolsbane poison out of a body
  • Peter is strong again. He’s been saying that he’s physically weak since he came back from the dead, in fact he’s taken great care to repeat it several times. This raises the question of HOW he got his strength back and so suddenly.
  • The Satomi buddist mantra is repeated, this will become important later in the season, so great reminder.
  • Derek is losing his strength. His cuts heal more slowly. Stiles clearly notices
  • Derek’s cryptic “I’m not the only one here with werewolf strength” that I believe is at least partly in reference to Stiles, who is managing to hold Brett down rather well considering he’s a werewolf with panic and spasms and Derek is losing his powers. 

I think Derek is perhaps one of the few who has actually noticed that Stiles is stronger than you would expect from a human. They have not spent all that much time together lately (that we know of) and in this scene Stiles comments and notices Derek’s diminishing strength and for the first time Derek actually somewhat cryptically addresses Stiles’ increasing strength. Stiles reaction when he says that is very telling. 

The wonderfully clever, and yet sometimes also frustrating thing about TW is that the dialogue is so layered. We can watch a scene and think we understand what just happened and then you sit down and watch it again and really pay attention to what is said, and it can turn out that it’s worded in such a way that you might not have understood it the right way after all. Or maybe there isn’t a right way - perhaps both ways are true. 

So stiles is slightly baffled that Derek is struggling to hold Brett down. In fact they’re showing about equal strength in this scene. And Derek isn’t fully human yet, he’s just a bit drained at this stage. So this serves to make Stiles aware that all is not well with Derek.

That is the first layer of this scene.

The second alludes to Stiles, but it’s shown indirectly with Derek’s choice of words and hidden behind the easy assumption that he’s referring to Brett. Which of course he also is…. Confused yet? :)  When Stiles requests werewolf strength Derek’s reply is “I’m not the only one here with werewolf strength” which leaves it ambiguous to whom he’s referring.

The obvious interpretation is Brett. But if so why no just say that - “He’s got werewolf strength too”  making it 100 % clear that he’s referring to Brett and not Stiles. But by choosing “I’m not the only one” that leaves three other people in the room to choose from. And he could also mean more than one, as in both Brett and Stiles. We just don’t know. We can’t really be sure. But there’re also the looks exchanged that speak volumes…

And the way Derek barks out “werewolf strength” you can almost hear the sarcastic quote marks.

Remember Derek has been present for a few of Stiles’ show of strength before, and he seems to be the only one (aside from Peter) who keeps an eye on Stiles when shit is going down. 

I seriously googled how to make your bat splinter into a million pieces by hitting something hard, and it’s next to impossible… 

I also googled how long can you thread water while wearing clothes, shoes and holding someone up who’s unable to help in any way. The answer is a depressingly short time. 

In this scene Derek wants Stiles to come and hold down a werewolf who’s about to experience the worst pain he’s ever felt.

It takes two werewolves to hold down the top of Isaac but Stiles is perfectly capable to hold down his feet while Deaton watches the proceedings all zen-like. 

I think the end of the scene where Derek just stares at Stiles mostly in wonder is just that. To Derek the most fascinating thing in that room is Stiles - the person who’s his anchor, and trumps both suspicious uncle and close-to-death teenager.

The lightning is also important in TW. I can’t remember if Jeff or someone else has said this outright, but we’ve tracked the various kids of lightning used in different scenes throughout the series and there is a pattern. Scenes are usually white, gold, blue or turquoise in color, and each convey certain emotions. I won’t get into that in this meta, but I know others have written about it before, but unfortunately I can’t see to find it. 

In this scene what we do notice is the light behind Derek that shines very deliberately onto Stiles. The light beams go out in many directions, but they never reach Deaton, but it’s a direct line between Derek and Stiles. 

In the first one here Derek looks at his arm where the wound heals, albeit slower than usual. His focus is then on Stiles for the rest of the scene. It’s like he’s really seeing him here - like all doubt has been erased. 

I might be reading to much into things as usual. 

Or maybe not

The two gifs above belongs to hoechlder 

I love how Harry has gone through so many fashion phases over these past 5 years…like preppy bow-tie schoolboy to hipster converse to rocker graphic tees to fuckable plaid shirts, backwards caps combo and then to fucking fedoras then to earring-wearing-rockstar-wannabe to silk scarf headdresses to crazy print shirts that are half buttoned with titties hanging out and now back to these boring ass black/white/gray tees.

meanwhile I’ve been wearing the same three shirts for the past five years.