treat this as a deleted scene

peridot as a character makes me uncomfortable and no its not bc shes loud and yells a lot and clearly is coded as autistic but its how the creators of the show/fandom treat her bc they know a lot of autistic people identify w/ her

its the fact that lauren zuke literally created a deleted scene where peridot was in a fucking high chair and being taught how to eat like a fucking baby, infantilizing her and just being really fucking creepy about her character. its the fact that everything that peridot would consider a comfort object - her limb enhancers, her tablet, etc. - has been taken away from her and her whole development on that is “it doesnt matter if it makes you comfortable you’re better off without them!!” basically giving autistic people who need comfort objects a hearty slap in the face

its just the fact that peridots character has been rendered into this yell-y baby when she was nothing like that on first appearance - like all zuke and the writers want to do w/ her now that a lot of autistic people like her is “well lets make her into the biggest and loudest baby ever!! thats good representation right!!”

like. i want to love peridot and i love pre-redemption peridot so much but she makes me so uncomfortable now bc it feels like the writers just love making her into a baby or shipping her off w/ other characters its gross

at first i was honestly very pleased that the crewniverse was willing to handle a character who is autistic- or well- autistic coded. but then when the new episodes started to come out, it really made it clear they honestly don’t care about autistic kids at all.

every single one of her comfort items are taken away from her- often for comedy relief. its supposedly funny the way amethyst tosses her limb enhancers away, or how she was so desperate to have the comfort of them again she wore paint cans on her feet, or how ridiculous she looks with a ipad strapped to her arm. its not funny.

when she first is on earth, they literally put her in a child leash, and tie her to a pole. even though all gems are adults, you’re supposed to find it funny they’re treating her like a child- which autistic adults and teenagers often face which is humiliating and traumatizing. the deleted scene where shes strapped in a baby chair is even fucking worse and terrible to think of especially since shes supposed to be autistic. its disgusting.

we’re supposed to laugh at the odd way she words things, like autistic ppl including myself are often shamed and laughed at for. instead of having them explain to her the proper way to say things, amethyst and steven laugh at her.

even in the scene where a silly tv show becomes her special interest the way she obsessed over it and proceeds to explain it to steven is shown as weird and comedic. we’re supposed to laugh at how ridiculously obsessed she is and see her special interest as something odd.

so short version: the crewniverse shouldve never tried to make peridot autistic and treat her like a stupid little gremlin

Cas and his caregivers

I’ve talked a lot recently about how when Cas is in need and is taken care of, he repeatedly falls into some kind of romantic relationship with the person who does so. 

He repeatedly falls for his caregiver, which makes sense given his character. It is also of note that Dean always wants to be the one to look after Cas but cannot due to circumstances.

1. Daphne

2. Meg

Originally posted by isthemachinesinging

3. April

4. Nora

It’s a running theme…

So, I was talking to @margarittet who then pointed out to me (bless you!) that the one time Dean was Cas’ caregiver, when he fell, lost his grace, essentially became Human and was laid up for months and needed looking after… was in The End 5x04.

Originally posted by envydean

The episode where there was so much Dean/Cas subtext that it has become a fanfic favourite . Cas was laid up, he now appears to be sharing a cabin with Dean, he knows Dean is out on a job and has an orgy of ladies in their cabin when he gets back, as revenge or temptation for Dean’s night with Jane and flirting with Risa, we don’t know, then winks at him.

Cas then gets up and, it can only be described as, stretches seductively then turns and realises that Dean is not Dean. He then tells past!Dean how he and Dean were all they had left (the deleted scene is so romantic but the one they kept in wasn’t half bad either, built into everything else too), he trusts Dean implicitly, is ready to die for him and the whole camp treats Cas like the second in command. Even past!Dean says “all your friends…. even Cas” like Cas is different.

Originally posted by faramaiofnerdwoodforest

This being the episode right after Dean tries to ‘corrupt’ Cas at the brothel with sex, we see Cas now completely ‘corrupted’ and fallen, drinking, taking drugs, having sex, trying to seduce Dean, being a total hippy… 

And then we got this gem at the end…

Originally posted by deansfacetho

So yeah. That was our AU where Dean was the caregiver and it absolutely did lead to what it could have been every other time.

*Flails into Eternity*

people abt that fidget spinner post: lol some people just dont know how to take a joke it seems!

zuke: boarded that deleted scene where peridot (autistic coded) was put in one of those baby chair things + being treated like a child despite the fact she absolutely doesn’t need to be treated like a child

me: hmmmmmmmm yes this is a joke

Can we take a moment to talk about how Newt looks at Tina in her Blind Pig dress?

It’s a beautiful and understated series of moments, starting with the way his eyes darken and grow heavy outside the saloon, yet there’s nothing creepy about it. There’s a hint of sexuality, sure–but it isn’t blatant and it’s in no way disrespectful to Tina. His look says, “I see you, and I appreciate you, and I respect you enough to keep my basic biological responses in check because you deserve so much more.”

Then there’s the deleted/trailer scene, the one with Tina walking before Newt. Again, he’s looking at her with palpable feeling, but his eyes never drop to ogle her ass or anything like that; he looks at her the same way he looks at Frank the Thunderbird, the way he treats his Graphorns. There are awe and wonder and a sense of being blessed in his gaze, all in one.

Once they’re seated at the table, there’s very little defensiveness in Tina’s posture, which means that not only is she comfortable around Newt in comparatively little clothing, but she’s comfortable with the way he responds to her being dressed that way. Because again: no obvious leering; no innuendo, or smirking, or behaving as though she owes the way she’s dressed to him.

There is that one moment when he does stare, a little bit, while they’re talking about Mary Lou and Credence–but the angle of his head compared to the direction she’s facing and the cast of his eyes tells me he’s either admiring her arm/elbow, or he’s staring into the middle distance; not really seeing her at all.

I love this entire sequence. I love what it says about Newt and Tina, and I love the foreshadowing it gives to what their future together is going to look like. Most of all, I love how incredibly human it is–and for a man who identifies with beasts more than people, it just says so much.

The Guide to Moon Lovers Deleted Scenes

It includes deleted and extended scenes, but also different camera angles that were shown in the previews, but not in the actual episodes.

(Warning: EXTREMELY LONG POST WITH PICSPAM! It took a lot of time and effort to create this list so please refrain from stealing and reposting!!!)

Episode 1

Riding to Songak

The various previews and trailers show many shots of Wang So riding to the Goryeo capital which never made it into the aired episode.

Episode 2

Beating a Prince

This is not a deleted scene, just a long shot shown in the preview, but not making it to the aired episode.

The Royal Apology Part 1

The episode 2 preview shows Wang So making a disbelieving sneer, similar to the one he makes in the actual episode after he hears HS demanding an apology from him, but the background behind him is different just as is the camera angle – so it’s either a deleted scene, a deleted part of this particular scene or simply a different version of it.

The Royal Apology Part 2

Talking about different camera angles, it’s clear that the PD used different camera angles in the previews and in the aired episodes. Just compare these screencaps – in the drama version the PD changes camera angle when he shows WS’s reaction after HS avoids his „apology“, however, in the preview we see his reaction from the previous camera angle.

Eun’s Black Eye

The episode 2 preview shows Jimong, BA and Won laughing at Eun’s black eye – while the scene stayed in the aired episode, this particular moment never appeared in the final cut.

The Queen and the 3rd Prince

An undescribed scene between Queen Yoo and Yo.

The Wolf Killer

The flashback showing WS surviving his fight with the wolves ends with him throwing the torch while standing on the slope of the hill with the Kangs below; however, the released stills reveal that the scene actually continued with Wang So making it down the hill and confronting the Kangs about their attempt to kill him.

Episode 3

A Stolen Look

Just before Wang So leaves Soo and Wook in the bamboo forest, he steals a look at HS and while the moment stayed in the aired episode, we only see him look away from her, not actually the moment of him slowly, almost secretly looking at her. That moment is only shown in the previews and you can see a hint of something more, something deeper in So’s eyes there.

Wang So’s Nightmare

The moment with little Wang So tied up as a hostage shown as a memory in episode 14 was originally a scene deleted from episode 3. Hae Soo came to his room to return his butterfly hairpin, but left when she saw him having a nightmare about his childhood. Supposedly the Chungju Yoo clan and Shinju Kang clan had a feud between them, so when the Yoo army was attacking the Kangs for some reason, they put So up there to stop the attack. In episode 3, So wakes up and follows Hae Soo to the stone piles and they have a discussion about motherhood (a scene which was added in the rebroadcast version) that leads So to eventually decide on covering up his mother’s plot.This is also why when Wang So tells Hae Soo that he’ll be living in the palace, she tells him to stop having nightmares. It would be such a poignant scene because it’d show that even his nightmares are actually real because So’s life has been one huge nightmare until he met Hae Soo.

The Ride to the Monastery

Originally, Wang So’s ride to the monastery in episode 3 was supposed to be slightly longer, just like his ride to Songak in episode 1.

Burning It All Down

The final cut of episode 3 shows Wang So only in the aftermath of setting the temple on fire; however the previews, stills and the way how the camera follows him after he kills the head monk reveal that the entire scene of So setting everything on fire was filmed.

Even the aftermath scene outside of the temple was longer, revealing more of Wang So’s reaction to what he has done. In the drama, we only see him completely destroyed and numb. However, based on this preview still it’s clear that while he initially felt rage and satisfaction after leaving the temple, as everything he did sunk in he started to feel remorse and numbness which is shown in the aired version of the episode.

Episode 4

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Matthew Daddario Quotes
  • "We call our shoes ‘sneakers,’ right? But they're not really sneaking."
  • "Can't wait till they invent phones with keyboards."
  • "I don't know this guy. He came to hang out so I complimented his hair."
  • "How many artichokes can you eat in one sitting?"
  • "No, go back to my idea!"
  • "Maybe, they'll throw the books out. Just not follow the books anymore."
  • "Hey guys did everyone floss today? You gotta floss every day. Otherwise, your dentist makes you feel bad."
  • "I play piano but I won't call it a talent."
  • "I'm the funniest person in the cast and that's simply because everybody else is so painfully unfunny."
  • "There is literally no memory left in my phone. I took fourteen thousand blue sky photos and I need all of them."
  • "Send him photos of fried chicken and crab cakes."
  • "I have a dentist appt tomorrow. I'm not gonna brush my teeth tonight. Also not going to shower. This is going to be painful for everyone."
  • "You are not trash, you are lovely!"
  • "Don't sign contracts in your blood. It's usually not required by any reputable party."
  • "He's slippin' out his little tongue eating snail treats off the ground."
  • "I will eat anywhere in the house. I'll eat cheese crackers in bed!"
  • "He looks down and sees this wonderful man. He hops down there and smooches that man right on the face. Right in front of everyone."
  • "...it's not fair that he is more handsome than me!!!"
  • "Don't do the hokey pokey around witches."
  • "They're never gonna release the deleted scenes to you guys because they're racy and inappropriate."
  • "This video is going on social media!"
  • "I'm ashamed to admit I lied about the selfies. The phone is 98% cow pictures and I can't delete them. I need a new phone. Forgive me."
  • "Thank god I started sandpapering my feet when I was four."
  • "Is Alec appreciating at an increased rate because of an increase in demand? Or is it the same rate as before."
  • "Note, some alpaca do not appreciate head pats."
  • "If humans lived in barns, we'd be smelly, too."
  • "Had to delete all my cow photos to make room for selfies, so I will say 'I appreciate you, cows.'"
  • "Wow. It's spelled Gollum. Wow. So disappointed. Hiding my own cell phone for the next two weeks."
  • "You're a little kitty cat. Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy kitty cat, kitty cat."
  • "Sometimes when I travel between dimensions, I think, man, I should really buy a sailboat."
  • "If I was running for President, my VP would be a well trained golden retriever."
  • "Who's not going to watch Hamlet in space? I mean, Space Hamlet!"
  • "I just think we should all acknowledge what is awesome about Harry!"
  • "I like eating food after dark."
  • "Generally, people avoid kissing their sister in a healthy life."
  • "If you don't like my zebra leggings, it's because you just don't understand zebra leggings."
  • "I think we should provide more showers for cows."
  • "If I'm having a bad day, I eat pizza."
  • "I hope Google uses the same algorithm to encrypt my email as my pocket does to tie knots with my headphones."
  • "I would own a farm. Not like growing crops but maybe have a few animals like cows, and maybe an alpaca or a llama. I would chop wood all day."
  • "Dog. #dog. Dog. Dog."
  • "Had fun tweeting with/at you guys. Phone is about to die. Gonna go get more double-A batteries."
  • "The jackhammer has been joined by his friend, the concrete saw. Rare that you get two music legends right outside your window like this."
  • "Interdimensional cat smuggling is severely punished. But you can make a killing on the black cat market."
  • "You should just give up on me like I did. So done with me right now I can't even."
  • "What am I fan of? No one's ever asked me this before! Oh man."
  • "I don't know why they say that. I think they're poking fun at me."
  • "Congrats. You deserve that sailboat."
  • "I don't know. I don't have any pet peeve. Yapping little dogs, I guess. Buttons that don't go up right."
  • "Donkeys look like rabbit horses."
  • "Everyone is all, 'follow your heart.' If that worked I'd be watching Shadowhunters in my spaceship."
  • "Am I making this up?"
  • "I don't condone it, but I understand it, and therefore, I will not pass judgment on it."
  • "I can eat a pound of pork rinds."
  • "I am your bird king!"
  • "Baby pigs or baby cows? They're both good options."
  • "I have deleted a single photo from my phone. I have room for one selfie. Living on the edge. If it happens, no second chances."
  • "She gets it at a Shadowhunter tailor where we get all our stuff. Are you serious?"
  • "My cell phone is not the most important thing in my life. It just feels that way."
  • "Kill her immediately. Problem solved."
  • "You're not me? Most people aren't, in my experience."
  • "Man I've spent a whole year talking about sailboats and I could have just jumped on this SHIP."
  • "Reminder not to cite 'game of thrones' as my motivation for getting into politics."
  • "To all the people who threaten to punch me in the face... Do I have to be concerned or is that a love thing?"
  • "Put this on?! Fit it on my body?!"
  • "I’m going to shave today. Nobody will recognize me and I’ll have to reintroduce myself to all my friends."
  • "Don't get me started on this question."
  • "Okay, quick question. What does it mean when someone says they are your 'trash?' Asking for a friend..."
  • "Wait, 'SexyBack' is by Justin Timberlake?"
  • "Everyone's smooching everyone and Alec just wants to do his job. That's why he's the best and deserves a big smooch."

One of my favorite things about that shouldn’t-have-been-deleted Memori scene is how giggly they are in bed. The scene both starts and ends with Emori laughing, first at him making a joke and then at the end when he pounces on her. A lot of sex scenes are treated with this unrealistic level of Seriousness, and what you don’t see is couples being playful with each other and having fun.

Despite the iffyness of her being chipped later on, we see a bit of this in “Demons” too, like she is basically going “boy where is the nearest place you can give me an orgasm” and LOOK HOW CUTE:

or when he turns her around, actually being kind of dominant and sexy, and she just has this giant grin on her face:

So going back to the deleted bit - between the intimacy with her hand and his little ‘we make a good team please tell me you like me?’ we see them both have a moment where they’re vulnerable and reassuring and safe together. But what’s really beautiful to me is how *happy* they are. Just delighted with each other in a very Murphy/Emori way. I just think it’s really sweet to see them like that and it’s such a healthy portrayal of sex between them.

Really the more I watch the older episodes, Grif is kind of like that babysitter that you think is absolute garbage, but always knows where those POS kids are.

  • He’s the one to give Sarge CPR when Sarge got shot in the head
  • He’s the one that goes to Simmons when Simmons is having his mental breakdown in season 4
  • He jumps into action when Donut steals the flag in season 1 and is getting chased by the blues
  • Is genuinely worried when Donut gets captured by the Blues
  • He wants to dig Sarge up after the “funeral”. Simmons would have just left Sarge in the hole
  • Grif is immediately concerned with getting his sister home. Failing that, he makes sure the Blues will treat her ok before letting her into Blue Base
  • When Donut shows up in Valhalla, Grif is the first to notice it
  • Grif volunteers to go with Caboose on what sounds like a very stupid mission to rescue Tucker
  • In a deleted scene, Grif goes up to Epsilon to see if he can fill some of the gaps in his memory thanks to Caboose’s story telling
  • Fighting the Meta and Washington to rescue Simmons
  • Jumping on the Meta’s back to steal the Grifshot so that the Meta was a little less deadly
  • Being genuinely distressed when Sarge looked like he was doing a suicide charge.
  • Getting so stressed out during his time with the New Republic about their missing team members and the progress of the New Republic troops that he emulates Sarge.
  • “I spent my whole life following orders I want to do, I’m not going to make someone do that for something I want.”
  • And generally just being an emotional constant for most characters to bounce off of.

And in return he gets 

  • His life threatened constantly
    • “Simmons, I want you to poison Grif’s next meal” “Yes Sir!”
    • All of Red Team’s emergency plans
    • All of Sarge’s plans start with his death
    • Remember Fake CT? “Tell me what you’re doing here, or I’ll kill the orange one” …. ….. …. “Yeah, you’re a little new around here. That’s not going to work.”
  • Gets SHOT at repeatedly
    • Sarge is the biggest culprit here, but Simmons has done it
    • dont forget the time Sarge shot him with a TANK
  • Generally belittled and mocked

Also you remember the other time that Grif tried to leave? Back in Season 10? When Church and Lina wanted him to go after the Director? Church called him selfish for wanting to leave then too, The rest of the Reds only stood behind him then, it seems like (at least to Grif now) because it was also something they didnt want to do, not because a member of their team was being attacked.

Kai deserves better

I’m so happy to be able to see my favourite character Kai back but at the same time it sucks. It sucks that we have to see him go through the same bullshit again. In season 6 he opened up to Bonnie about his past and about how his family treated him like an abomination. Yet she still didn’t want anything to do with him and didn’t bother giving him a chance. In a deleted scene of season 6 he confronted Jo about how he was the “black sheep” and how everyone treated him like shit yet she still didn’t want anything to do with him and still saw him as this monster even though Kai was obviously trying to redeem himself and gain forgiveness from everyone. This season he’s opened up to Caroline about the same thing. And even admits that he “chose to become a sociopath”. This just proves that if his ridiculous family hadn’t treated him like he was abnormal then he wouldn’t be a “sociopath”. I hate how no one else on the show can see this. All Kai has ever wanted was to be treated the same way that Jo has been treated her whole life. Jo has never had to deal with the shit Kai’s gone through. All because she got lucky. It absolutely sickens me that Kai could open up his heart and soul to someone, try to gain their forgiveness, tell them he feels guilty about the things he’s done to them yet they’d still hate him and believe that he’s “irredeemable”. What’s even worse is the fact that that same person would choose to be friends with Damon, who’s made way more kills, done more hurt knowing the difference between good and bad since he’s not a “sociopath”.

A Lesson in Love (Deleted Scenes)

Hello to any and every radiant human being reading this. I hope this week has been treating you well because that’s exactly what you all deserve.

After some back and forth, I have finally decided that I’m going to be writing deleted scenes for “A Lesson in Love”.

What this means: I want y'all to let me know if there are any scenarios you can think of that didn’t happen in the story that you want to see written. In my head, there are so many more things that have happened between the reader and Bucky that I didn’t get the chance to write. Stuff that has further solidified the reason why the reader is feeling the way she is about Bucky and maybe vice versa? Requests can include other characters as well! 

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08/08/2017 12:01 Australian Central Time 

TODAY’S THE DAY GUYS! Happy birthday to our favourite cluster! Thank you to Queen Mothers Lana and Lilly for this wonderful gift! <3 Today (and every today that comes from here on end), I feel, will be a very good day :)

To sensates around the world, I am so thankful to be part of this family. Never have I been part of a virtual community that is so special, so full of love and acceptance; filled with people that embody all the positive traits that show humanity is not all grit and dark, but that humanity is beautiful. That humanity is varied. That humanity is connected. Sense8 shows us how to be human in ways that are sometimes seen as insignificant, unimportant. 

You are not just a you. I am not just a me. I am also a we.

We’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together, we’ve loved together, we’ve mourned together, we’ve fought together, we’ve won together, we’ve celebrated together. 

I know all of us are holding out for that special birthday treat that is being planned. All of us are hoping for that Season 3. Most of us are expecting news about the special episode, or the release of BTS footage and a reel of deleted scenes. I know we’re all nervous, yet bubbling with excitement (holding back to avoid disappointment). But no matter what happens, we will get through it! 


There are probably tons of playlists already, but here is a compilation of music to get in that party/celebration mood!

1) Feeling Good - Avicii
2) Home We’ll Go (Take My Hand) - Steve Aoki & Walk Off the Earth
3) HyperParadise - Hermitude (Flume Remix)
4) Sugar - Robin Schulz (feat. Francesco Yates)
5) Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
6) Cheap Thrills - Sia
7) Chan Chan - Buenavista Social Club
8) Huff + Puff - Just A Band
9) Crave You - Flight Facilities (Adventure Club Remix)
10) I’d Love To Change The World - Jetta (Matstubs Remix)

Of course, no Sense8 playlist is complete without it’s anthem: What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes! 

SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR CLUSTER! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SENSE8! <3

Long Live the Murderous Despot

The Evil Queen on Leadership and Rulership 

The Evil Queen was, without any shadow of a doubt, a terrifying figure.  She came to power in the wake of good King Leopold’s suspicious death, immediately charged his daughter the Princess Snow White with crimes against the throne, and was personally responsible for hundreds and probably thousands of deaths.  Walking away from a personal encounter with the Queen with your life was something to be celebrated.  

But the question remains… what was she like as a ruler?  Because none of the above is tells you either what the people actually thought of her or she was like as a Queen.  Let us first consider her predecessor.  Leopold was a man described by himself and those of his immediate circle as a good man.  The king is only concerned with the happiness of his subjects.  We imagine, in stories, that these are the traits of a fine ruler.  

Except historically speaking it’s not.  

Kings worried about the happiness of their subjects tend to spend extravagantly in order to buy popularity and tax inadequately.  That kind of imperial largess can destabilize by pushing too much gold or silver into circulation and causing a rise in prices as the value of money decreases.  King Midas must have been a nightmare for all the other Enchanted Forest rulers even if he was in fact very stingy.  Rumple as well.  And there is no telling how much gold Cora was spinning to maintain her family’s lifestyle and influence following the apparent fall of Henry’s family from grace. 

The other thing that monarchs like Leopold have historically done is underfunded the army, leaving their homelands vulnerable to attack as they chose to spend their money on extravagances or courting popularity.  It does not seem an unreasonable headcanon given what we saw of both Leopold (a man who wore his crown in his own bed chambers) and the way he treated Snow that Leopold was such a ruler and that Regina discovered a significant mess in the treasury when she came to power.  

We already know that Regina had started filling the ranks of the royal army with her own men before Leopold’s death, and while we know those men weren’t all loyal to her given what we saw in 2.20 The Evil Queen, I do believe we can assume that a significant number were.  She took a personal interest in them.  She knew their names.  She paid them well.  And while she may not have tolerated failure a significant number of them remained loyal to her even after the Charming’s claimed to have deposed her.  I counted at least 25 Black Knights in the force that stormed the Charming’s castle and there were likely more.  Enough to take the castle of a supposedly ruling family easily.

This is the problem of relying on fairy air power to win your wars.  If you don’t actually defeat the enemy on the battlefield they rise again bitter and with a vengeance.

One other important detail about the Black Knights, aside from knowing their names and personally hiring them, we are told that Regina often gave these men second chances in their lives.  The Charmings may have been prepared to dismiss them as thugs and mercenaries, but the fact that second chances were something Regina valued is an incredibly appealing quality in a leader.  As was her tendency to place herself in danger.  Fighting behind a terrifying sorceress with magic and fire in her eyes would have been a very powerful force multiplier in a marshal culture like the Enchanted Forest.

But let’s take a step back from the immediate contact with the Queen.  Her kingdom is apparently stable and peaceful.  The economy strong enough that she could easily withstand cutting off trade with King George while that action virtually crippled him.  We are never shown her kingdom to be plagued by warlords terrorizing the peasantry as we are shown with Bo Peep in George’s kingdom.  Both George and Midas, arrogant men, and shown to be militarily aggressive (at least George was) were deferential to Regina.  She and her knights walked freely and without challenge into their castles.

This deference may have been related to personal fear of her as a murderous sociopath, but it does have the larger effect of meaning that her kingdom was free of external threat.  That certainly doesn’t mean you don’t have to worry about dying violently, but Regina’s violence appears to be relatively predictable.  Yes, she will rip out the heart of a bridegroom on his wedding day for violating royal lands, and yes she’ll massacre a village or rip the heart out of every villager in the north woods, but those are actions directly relating to her fight with Snow White.  Don’t aide Snow White and don’t violate the clearly posted law, and you likely would not have a problem with the Queen.  No matter how murderous she was in general.  Believe it or not, lots of monarchs that history has judged as good rulers have a great deal of blood on their hands.  Frederick the Great of Prussia and Catherine the Great of Russia were both very dangerous to their political opposition, and Elizabeth I of England, celebrated selfless ruler ran one of the first modern police states.

Which of course brings us to the topic of Snow White.

The Charmings and their allies will tell you the peasantry loved her, but it’s fairly clear that she went through much of the bandit years without much help.  She might have been robbing royal carriages but she was also breaking into people’s houses and even her presence in an area could attract the attention of the Queen’s forces.  It is highly unlikely that the peasants really cared about a royal dispute.  Historically they rarely do.  And neither David, nor Kathryn or Midas seemed to question Regina’s right to hunt Snow, nor the charges against her.  David aside, that suggests the power dynamics had shifted.  The only people that attached to Snow’s cause were her immediate allies.  The fact that she and David needed magical assistance to defeat King George and then used David’s false claim to his thrown to gain control of his forces to challenge Regina suggests this was not seen as a great crusade outside of the circle of a deposed princess, some rogue dwarfs, and fairies with dubious motives… All one needs to know to show that is how little peasant support there appeared to be to challenge Regina in 3.02 Lost Girl.

Now the political theater of Lost Girl is itself interesting.  Regina’s encounters with Snow are designed to show herself as reasonable, and Snow as only interested in power.  She can have peace and a life away from power with her friends, something the peasant crowd would probably consider a good deal, or she can push for the throne and get other people killed.  The fact that David is publicly pushing for the latter at the same time he’s fighting in the name of Prince James a cruel playboy certainly would not have played into Snow’s case.  We are told that second encounter, where Snow nicks Regina’s cheek with a sword is politically damaging to Regina (especially in front of her knights) because she was seen as invincible.  But I would argue that it was probably a zero sum game for both of them.  Because word of the encounter would have spread and not everyone would have been so impressed with the Prince and Princess bringing a war down on the kingdom.

Wars are good for royals and bad for peasants.  It really doesn’t matter if Regina intended to keep her promise (I’m sure she didn’t), the act of declining the offer damages Snow’s image as the good disinterested royal outside of her inner circle.  And let me point out for the moment, that Snow and Charming’s idea of a court of advisers when they are ruling a kingdom are 7 miners, a cricket, a carpenter, an old widow and a werewolf.  I really can’t see the merchant or noble classes being that thrilled.

So how could a villain be a better leader than a pair of heroes?  Well, the answer to that question is that being a good leader and being a good person are not the same thing.  Leadership is not simply a natural talent, no matter what people might have told you, it’s learned.  The military spends a lot of time teaching leadership and Regina displays a lot of those traits no doubt taught to her in lessons ordered by her mother.  No one can tell me that Cora Mills did not spend her entire life maneuvering her daughter so she cold be a queen without preparing her with the best education possible in how to rule.  Knowing names, being mindful of image, of the conditions of soldiers lives, being willing to risk your own personal safety, and placing the value of the whole over the value of the individual are just some of those commonly taught traits that Regina displays.

The good of an entire town (kingdom) should outweigh the interest of one person.  A hero tries to save everyone, a leader knows that you can’t and that trying to may cost even more lives.  Ironically when Regina says this it would mean that she would argue for her own execution in 2.10 The Cricket Game and against attempting to save her life in 2.22 And Straight on Till Morning, the latter of which she did try to protest on the grounds that they did not know their plan would work.  

Which of course brings us to the topic of Mayor Mills.  Here is a woman who goes from being a tyrannical absolute despot to a small town bureaucrat who describes her work to Snow in a season 4 deleted scene as “public service”.  She is frequently seen in season 1 working late into the evening in the mayor’s office, and doing town paperwork in late season 2 after the majority of the town has dismissed her as an irredeemable villain.  She tells Henry that she traveled to many worlds, and this was the fairest.  She voices repeated concern when first Emma and then the Charmings start treating the sheriff’s department like a family business (a concern only highlighted when Snow is mayor and pardons Will Scarlet simply on the assumption that David let him escape to make her feel better).  I have no doubt that she used her power to torment some people with parking tickets and town ordinance violations, but I also have no doubt that the streets were in good repair and the town budget balanced.  She’s even concerned about property values when monsters show up.  

Regina claims to have designed Storybrooke and many of it’s features, and I think now that we know that Rumple did not in fact write the dark curse, but simply stole it for his own ends, we should take her word for it.  She came from a world and a place where she had no control and no choice and where she saw the harsh realities of the world.  The Enchanted Forest was not, in fact, some idealized version of the middle ages.  It was, as Issac tells us, a place with dysentery and a short life expectancy.  We’ve seen poverty so crushing that parents sold their children, and violence so random be it from an Evil Queen or an ogre attack.  Yet Storybrooke has full employment, no poverty, no homelessness, universal education and a fully staffed and equipped hospital (with yes more doctors than just Whale).

The Evil Queen gifted the people she hated with an idealized society at the same time she was attempting to deny their happiness.  In some ways she was an incredibly inept villain.  She worked hard to maintain that society even after she lost power.  And she verbally protested when the Charmings attempted to run Storybrooke as if it were an extension of an Enchanted Forest kingdom.  All of this speaks to a deep sense of fairness and justice, even in the heart of a woman capable of great cruelty and injustice.

All of this may read like a hit piece against the Charmings, but I actually think it’s not.  Let’s go back to what I said earlier.  Leadership is learned not a natural trait.  David was a shepherd and while a good man has never had any of the training a man of princely station would have had.  He’s behaving how he imagines a leader behaves.  Getting by with bluster, good looks, and confidence, and frankly reacting rashly when he is out of his depth.  Snow was probably given some lessons in leadership as a princess, but they would have come from her Leopold’s school of emphasizing goodness and happiness not security and order.  If Regina had not gone evil she likely could have taught her better when she was her stepmother, but that was not the kind of relationship they had.  One does get the impression though, as Snow looks to Regina as an adviser and a friend, that she is learning those lessons now.  And that alone should tell the audience a lot about what kind of leader Regina was and is.

The Evil Queen was a good leader.  And a good Queen.  And a terrifying monster.  And a vindictive bureaucrat.  And a dedicated public servant.

Because those are not actually incompatible things.

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BIG HERO 6 X JURASSIC WORLD AU, PART 3 of 6

Okay so this part is admittedly slightly filler, but since we were all about Hiro last part, it makes sense to focus on her brother for part 3?

I have many alternative titles for this part, including “Fandom Treats Tadashi Too Nice and Forgets He Did a Really Stupid Thing So Let’s Rub It In,” “How the F*** Do You Draw Chris Pratt,” “OOH LOOK RAPTORS I LOVE RAPTORS,” and “I Can’t Draw Chris Pratt.”

Also, there was this marvelous scene in the Jurassic World deleted scenes in the DVD that was released Oct. 1st. Mind you, I had this mostly drawn and finished in June/July. It was kind of amazing how well it fit with this scene. I’ll put screenshots (with my camera b/c iTunes won’t let me take actual screenshots *sigh*) behind a cut at the end of this, but look at this marvelousness that is Owen, Claire, and Pile o’ Dino Poo:

Ahem.

And reminder, I will not be answering questions about the content of this AU until after all 6 parts have been posted. Please look forward to the other parts! (´▽`) And if things click into place faster for you, don’t spoil it for others~!

                        <<PART 1>>       <<PART 2>>       <<PART 4>>

More on this AU and other links will be added to the MASTERPOST found here.

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Dating Newt Scamander Would Include... [Part Two].

Because you guys are awesome, and really took a liking to the first set! Here are some more! If you haven’t read, here is part one!

Tagging: @a-girl-who-loves-disney @itsilvermorny @mufferducker @earthqueen124   @weareinternetgeeks

Originally posted by hardyness

  •  One of his desired and favorite things to do with you is to sit close to one another, whether cuddling or not(which, it usually is cuddling), with a warm cup of tea whilst he listens to you talk about your day.
    • And of course, in return, you happily sit there and listen to him talk about his as well. While he likes to use hand expressions, you’ve fallen out of his lap a few times while he was talking, but it was always resolved with a warm kiss to your forehead as he apologies. You laugh, kissing his nose while informing him, “it’s wonderfully cute that you get that excited.” 
      • Imagine him nuzzling his face into your hair as you talk. He takes a deep breath in and lets it out slowly. He hadn’t felt such a sensation in years, and to know you can make him feel so secure and at home was something he took great pride in.
        • Sometimes no words are said, and you merely soak in being so near to one another while reading books.
  • Getting an inevitable attachment to Pickett. In which, the Bowtruckle takes a sudden liking to you (after) figuring out what was going on between you and Newt.
    • Pickett probably loves the two of you together, and urges Newt to kiss you more often, or to be more affectionate.
      “Should I hold her hand?” Newt murmurs, more to himself without expecting an answer.
      “Just, do it.” Pickett replies with a squeak from inside of his jacket.
      • Because the two of you are so cute and shy together, it silently suffocates him.
  • Imagine knitting him a new Hufflepuff scarf. 
    • He’s literally so hesitant about wearing it though because “Oh god, what if I ruin it? What if I tear it? I wouldn’t be able to live with myself.”
    • You hush him quietly and kiss his cheek, “If you do, I can always knit you another one.”
    • Probably sleeps with it every night, because he really does adore you for taking time out of your day to make something for him.
  • (Based off one of the deleted scenes). Newt showing you the scars on his body, from previous creatures he’s caught that didn’t give him a necessarily good time.
    • He doesn’t regret them, nor does he blame the creatures for giving them to him. If anything, they’re a reminder that goodness and kindness do come at a cost.
    • “They’re not dangerous, someone just treated them like they were…” He whispered to you quietly as your fingers reached forward to brush against one of the white scars on his bare torso. Newt didn’t flinch away, but watched you as you did so with his usual awkward stammering.
  • Tracing the freckles all over his face, his arms, and his chest. 
    • Probably ticklish, tries to squirm away from you when you do this because you’re t i c k l i n g him very intensely.
      • He’s on the verge of laughing so hard, he’s turning red.
  • Those nights when you wake up, only to find him sitting away from you, his hands pressed against his lips in thought.
    • You try not to scare him as you sit beside him, but alas, you do and he jumps out of skin as you perched yourself beside him. “I’m sorry,” He says to you, “Did I wake you getting out of bed?” You shake your head and wrap an around around him.
      “What are you doing awake?” You question.
      “I couldn’t sleep, too much going on in my mind right now for that… Quite a predicament, isn’t it?” He played with his fingers in front of him, subconsciously tilting his body towards your warmth. “Why are you?”
      “No reason,” You rubbed his back gently, “Tell me what’s bothering you.”
    • And, it’s nights like this that you finally get a more clear view of his time at Hogwarts.
  • Newt finds himself staring at you during the most mundane actions.
    • Especially when you give him a smile. He’s slowing building a visual dictionary of all your smiles, and what they seem to mean. Your “i adore you/I love you’ smile is by far his favorite, and it constantly leaves him wondering how he was so lucky to have found you.
      • Also stares when you’re taking care of newborn creatures. Something about seeing you so maternal and loving towards his creatures sets his heart on fire, and leaves him briefly wondering if you were the same way with actual babies.

(THANK YOU @catherinesaysmeow FOR GIVING ME THE INSPIRATION FOR THIS ONE). 

  • Imagine Newt constantly writing Love Letters or sending Postcards on his travels, when you’re not with him.
    • While he’s sitting down writing them, he always pulls out the picture he has of you from his coat pocket and sits it in front of him. Newt sighs quietly, thinking of how much he missed you, and the things you did for him. 
    • Always ends them with a small ‘Xoxo’ followed by his name. 
    • Usually, it’s just fluff, but he always accentuates how much he misses you, and how much he wished you were with him because he was feeling alone.
      • He totally brings you home small trinkets from his journey’s. You keep them on a shelf in your room, next to the stacks of letters and post cards. He’s gotten careful about not buying absolutely shiny items, otherwise he knows Niffler will find them.
      • And in return, you collect things during your day out and about, that you know he’ll love and gift them to him when he comes back to you.
  • Always crying when he comes back.
    • The two of you are literal messes as he sets his case down to embrace you in his arms, with no reserve at the moment because he needed to hold you close.
      • You digging your face into his neck and whispering, “I missed you so much…”
        “And I you.” He replies, and kisses your forehead with so much love. 
      • Lasts a few minutes, before he pulls away and tugs out his notebook, “You’re not going to believe what I’ve found.” And so, on the walk back to your place, he explains very happily and jumpily what he had found out during his journey.
      • Sometimes, he comes to a stop during his banter and just stares at you. “I never thought I’d miss someone as much as I had missed you…”
        “Well, you’ve got a duty to finish your bo-”
        “Travel with me.”
        “Wh-”
        “I said, ‘travel with me’. Pack your things,” He rounds you so he’s in front of you, “come with me… Think of it. The two of us, discovering the unknown, finding things that are… Fantastic and beautiful. It’d be like… I don’t quite know… Living a dream everyday.”

Likes and reblogs are much appreciated, thank you, thank you! I hope you guys enjoyed the second installment! Have a good day/night, and stay tuned for more Newt!

Kai is a sociopath. Not a psychopath Disclaimer: Yes I do research before I post, but as always when dealing with uncle google take things with a grain of salt. But I’ve read enough to be confident that this post is either true, or close to the truth.

I’ve written a meta like this before, but here I am writing a different one, but on the same topic because it’s a real pet peeve when someone calls him a psychopath.

A psychopath

Born with an abnormal brain, that you can see in a MRI.

Sociopath

Born with a brain that looks exactly like us normal people.

A psychopath

Is callous because the parts of their brain that deal with empathy and stuff are physically damaged.

A sociopath

Are callous because of extreme abuse/trauma/neglect. They formed the condition of sociopathy to deal with that abuse. This does not mean that they deliberately chose to become a sociopath. Nobody can choose the way their brain develops. All it means is that Kai’s brain felt the best way to protect him was to develop sociopathy. 

Wait if their brains are physically normal, then how can they not be normal?

Well as we go through life we develop neural connections and lose neural connections all the time. Developing the ability to empathize with other people, and feel emotions are neural connections we form as we grow up.

A child going through severe abuse, in order to avoid feeling emotional pain, their brain may stop those neural connections regarding emotions from forming properly.


Kai’s abuse

They downplay the abuse Kai went through as a child. But he would have had to go through some real serious shit, to have developed sociopathy.

That’s what I hate about it. At least Klaus’ abuse was portrayed as a very serious matter. Kai’s abuse was portrayed as a joke, and that disgusts me. In fact they took Klaus’ abuse so seriously, they gave him a therapist! 

They even had Chris acting as Kai to joke about his abuse in season 8 episode 14. Sure the words themselves weren’t joking matters, but the way he said it, you could tell that the show was trying to make it out to be a joke.

Sure it could be because he only likes to show vulnerability to Bonnie. But the thing is he could have said all that to Caroline in a cool and calm way. Instead he said it as if it was funny. And it’s disgusting that Plec hates a character that much, that she’d resort to making jokes of a serious issues, just because they she didn’t want anyone to have any sympathy for that character.

THAT IS FUCKING DISGUSTING. THAT FUCKING DISGUSTS ME.

They deleted the scene where Kai shows how hurt he was over the way his family treated him, to Jo, again because they didn’t want anybody to sympathize with him. No what they want is for people to view his abuse as something that’s not serious. 

I WILL SAY IT AGAIN. THAT IS FUCKING DISGUSTING

Some people might have thought that bit was funny, I am not one of them. I frowned during that scene. I did not think it was funny, or charming.

Psychopaths can’t feel emotions.  No fear, anxiety, love, care, sadness. However they may feel anger. I’m not sure why anger is an emotion they can still feel. All I know is their brains aren’t physically wired to feel “empathetic” emotions. 


Sociopaths can feel emotions.

They tend to feel emotions that are muted. Or emotions that are exaggerated. Their exaggerated emotions are usually triggered by something that reminds them of the traumatic things they’ve gone through.

For example the gif below is Kai’s exaggerated emotion over not getting to be the coven leader. Because it reminds him of the trauma of the abuse he went through over not being good enough, over being an abomination.

Because he knows the reason they didn’t want him to be the coven leader is because they see him as an abomination, because of his siphoning abilities. The defective twin that nobody wanted. It reminds him of the neglect they gave him, of the fact that he was so disgusting to them, he wasn’t allowed to touch or be touched by anybody else.

Honestly guys this is the first time I’ve made my own gif lol. I’m proud of myself. 

Sociopath’s snap over anything that triggers their post traumatic stress disorder. 

Didn’t he snap because he wasn’t going to get power and control?

A lot of people think he snapped because he wasn’t going to have power or some shit like that. But if power was so important to him, why did he want to kill his coven? Killing his coven would mean he’d be powerless, because he would have nobody to rule, or have power over.

He said he wanted to give the “Gemini coven an excruciating death.” What he did NOT say was “I want to rule them and make them suffer under my reign. If he said that, then I would believe that he was aiming for power as well as the other thing I mentioned. 

No. What he wanted was to become the coven leader to prove to everyone else, that he wasn’t a worthless piece of trash.

Kai was told his entire life that he was only valuable for one thing. Killing his twin sister, or dying for his coven. Apart from that one thing, he was an abomination, trash. Because he was led to believe that about himself.

So he held onto the one thing that he could do to prove that he was valuable enough. Kai wasn’t sure if he would die in the merge or not, he just wanted to prove himself. Because you know Kai didn’t have the ability to see the future or anything.

Then he finds out that it was all a lie. 

He was taught to believe his own TWIN’S life wasn’t valuable. Because he’d kill her in the merge when he turns 22. So how could someone with a mental illness come to the conclusion that the lives of his other siblings were valuable?

His twin’s life meant nothing, because that’s what he was taught to believe. His own life meant nothing, because that’s what he was taught to believe. Therefore why on earth would the lives of his other siblings mean anything to him?

I am not justifying Kai’s actions. I’m saying that his home life was the perfect environment to bring him to the point where he committed a monstrous deed.

Like if I punch you in the face, and you punch me back. You are still at FAULT for punching me back. I did not make you punch me back. But you have to admit that I created such a perfect environment for you to punch me, that it was almost impossible for you not to punch me.

In fact if you decided to glare at me instead, you’re a great person. But 75% of people would have punched me back. 

Well the above 2 paragraphs is an example, but something like that is what happened with Kai. 

Now this gif below is Kai’s exaggerated emotion over his failure to get out of the prison world. The place that had psychologically tortured and tormented him for 18 years. Of course as much as I love this scene for my meta, it’s also confusing, since if all Kai needed was magic and Bennett blood, why didn’t he just siphon from Bonnie then and there? I think I know the answer:

The dinner party was him giving Bonnie one last chance to change her mind. But instead she made it clear that she would rather be in ISOLATION, than be in his company. She said she wanted to be in her own separate part of the world.

Obviously Bonnie found out she was wrong, and Kai’s company would have been better than isolation, but that doesn’t change the fact that she said “let’s just divide the world in half and go our separate ways”

What about sociopaths and good emotions?

Sociopaths generally feel muted versions of love, and other kinds of empathetic emotions, because they are trying to protect themselves from being hurt.

For example they feel muted versions of sadness. Love is also an emotion that can make someone vulnerable, so they feel muted versions of that.

I don’t think Kai loved Bonnie in 1994, because he had only just met her. But he felt something for her. I guess a fondness for her.

I’m getting too lazy with the gif nows lol. But Kai showed moments of sadness and vulnerability before the merge for Bonnie Bennett only. 

Bonnie was the only one he would have given all of these second chances too. Had it been Damon that was the witch, or even Elena, Kai would have just drained their magic and left. In fact Elena or even Caroline would not have even had the opportunity to send their magic away in a bear, because Kai would have already killed them before that moment. 

Not that Elena would have been smart enough to think of that to be honest.

All Kai would have needed was to overhear the spell and have their blood. So if Elena or Caroline were the witches in question, they would have been dead shortly after Kai shot one of them with an arrow. 

Because he over heard the spell before he shot Bonnie with the arrow. He knew all he would need was her blood.

Now unfortunately Kai also has muted empathy as a sociopath, which explains why he hurt Bonnie as badly as he did.

But in this odd kind of way his empathy for Bonnie was also very strong. Kai was willing to give Bonnie more than once chance, despite having to face his own hell of 18 years of trauma and psychological torture, while giving Bonnie those chances.

I would be desperate af to escape that place, and I haven’t even been there for eighteen years in isolation!

So it’s like his empathy was muted and strong at the same time. Which is one of the reasons why Kai is complex as a character.

Whoever created the episodes with Bonnie and Kai in 1994 really need to pat themselves on the back, for portraying Kai’s complexity so beautifully.

Whoever removed Kai’s complexity and turned him into this dumb villain, well I hope you never get a job as a tv producer, or writer ever again.

Hey people as you may not know, I do value accuracy in my posts, or at the very least theories that are well reasoned. Thanks to @fuckitimfangirling there are a few improvements I can make, and I will make those improvements when I have time.

For now though here is the copy pasted version of what she said. Try your best to fit it in with my post and the wrong bits of it, until I’m able to edit.

I like the meta aspect of this, but I gotta address some things (lol not ragging, the meta is good!) bc the neuroscientist in me just has to. DSM-5 for diagnosis is different now. Sociopathy is no longer a term used, it’s antisocial personality disorder. Psychopathy is a symptom of ASPD and it exists on a spectrum. You can have psychopathic traits without being diagnosed a psychopath if you don’t meet enough of the reqs for diagnosis. Emotionally, psychopaths are depressed, not non-existent - the problem is with empathy bc they have underactive amygdalas (regulates fear expression and recognition) and mirror neurons (help with emotional recognition in others bc ppl tend to imitate facial expression as part of recognition in social interactions) due to a decrease of serotonergic axons (the physical brain differences). However, non-psychopathic ASPDers have decreased serotonin levels in a different way, so there’s actual physiological differences there as well, just not as extreme. Kai, having ASPD, probably exhibited traits as a child of ASPD (called conduct disorder) bc of those differences, but didn’t actually get diagnosed until late teens bc his environment exacerbated them. He also likely didn’t have muted emotions, but increased impulsivity, anger, aggression, and disregard for safety of self and others due to low serotonin levels (all of this is depicted in the show) and this overshadows other emotional expression. ASPD individuals can foster genuine relationships (unlike psychopaths), but they’re usually dysfunctional/abusive. ASPD heritability is really high and fostered in abusive/traumatic environments bc in those aspects, it is evolutionarily beneficial to survival to be aggressive and violent. In our social constructs now, not so much. Medication and therapy is helpful in non-psychopathic ASPDers but not so much with the psychopathic ones due to distinct physiological changes. Overall though, media is terrible about demonizing the disorder without doing proper research. I can provide you with names of more detailed texts if you’re interested.

'Riverdale' season finale: Is [spoiler] really dead?

WARNING: This post contains major spoilers about the season finale of Riverdale!

The CW’s Riverdale wrapped up a great first season with a major dramatic cliffhanger: Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) was shot by an intruder at Pop’s Diner and seemed to die in his son Archie’s arms. Also, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) joined the Serpents, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) burned down Thornhill, and Betty (Lili Reinhart) has a secret brother! EW talked to executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa about all of this cray cray and what’s in store for season 2.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Is Fred Andrews really dead?
ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA: The only thing I can say is you will definitely see Fred in the season premiere of season 2. That’s really all I can say.

Hiram Lodge is coming in season 2 and being played by Mark Consuelos. How will his move to Riverdale affect season 2?
That’s one of our bigger casting additions. Hiram has created a lot of chaos in Riverdale for someone who wasn’t even in Riverdale. He was operating behind bars through his wife, through his business associates, through his mafia connections. I can only say that when Mark Consuelos arrives, as handsome and charming as he is, we’re definitely going to get a sense that a young Michael Corleone has arrived in Riverdale. Our characters aren’t going to be quite sure what to make of him or what he’s up to. He obviously plays a huge part in the series. One of the classic dynamics from the comic books, which we love to honor and subvert, in a way, and sometimes both, is Hiram-versus-Archie. Hiram hates Archie in the comic books. We’re going to play a much more complex version of that, of course. But yeah, there’s going to be an interesting triangulation between Archie and Veronica and Hiram that’s going to be one of our big engines this season.

Will there be a time jump? Or do you imagine picking up right after Fred is shot?
I think time jumps are great, but in this case, since we ended on such a big cliffhanger, I think we really have to own it. And the way we’re thinking about what happened in the diner, I talk a lot about Archie being the hero of our show and, to me, what Archie witnessed in Pops is the equivalent of what Bruce Wayne witnessed when he saw his parents gunned down in that alley or when Peter Parker learned his Uncle Ben had been murdered by a burglar he could have stopped. It’s such a huge mythic moment for Archie. I think we have to play it, and I think we have to see what happened to Fred in real-time, almost.

Does this mean Molly Ringwald will return as Archie’s mom?
Listen, I love Molly Ringwald as Mary. The world loves Molly Ringwald as Mary. I’m going to do everything in my power to get her there. I think Molly had a good time, so I think she’ll be wanting to come back and have fun with us again.

Hermione warned Fred he should sell. Then Fred was shot. Should we assume Hiram is responsible for the shooting?
That’s really interesting, especially since Hiram sent those goons to trash Fred’s site. But also remember that Hermione in that episode also fired a bunch of Serpents. I think what we’re going to discover is it might have been a random robbery, and there are a lot of possible suspects for who shot Fred Andrews, and, hopefully, the reveal will be very, very surprising.

Speaking of the Serpents, Jughead basically accepts membership. Is season 2 like Bad-Ass Jughead?
Yeah, kind of. Referencing The Godfather, there’s that great shot of Diane Keaton looking at Al Pacino as the door closes. That’s kind of the last moment for Betty and Jughead. She’s looking out, and he’s put on this symbol. You think if FP was the king of the Serpents, is Jughead the crowned prince of the Serpents now?

Will we meet Jughead’s mom and sister next year?
That’s a really good question. It’s definitely a possibility, and we’ve talked about it. But right now there’s nothing definitive. We’ve worked up through episode 3 or 4, and so far they haven’t shown up, but that doesn’t mean they won’t.

What about Betty? You’ve been teasing Dark Betty this whole season. Will that grow in season 2?
Absolutely. I think a lot of season 1 was Betty trying to control or suppress her dark side or contain her dark side. A lot of season 2 is about her owning it and harnessing it. Without saying too much, the idea of Jughead joining the Serpents is very provocative. Even more of a Riverdale subversion would be the perfect girl-next-door joining the Serpents, so that’s something we’re going to play with as well!

That’s so Sandy in Grease!
For sure!

Will we meet Betty’s secret brother next season?
That’s out there for sure. Like a true student of Chekhov, if you introduce something, you better pay it off. In a weird way, the Coopers’ story for the season always has to do with family. The first season obviously had to do with Polly. I think it’s safe to say that this mysterious son that Alice gave up might be coming to Riverdale, or Betty might be seeking him out.

What can you say about the Blossoms?
With Cheryl and Penelope, my idea is now that Clifford and Jason are dead, it’s just Penelope and Cheryl living in that half-burned mansion which is a little like Crimson Peak. It’s going to be a very dark, twisted version of Grey Gardens or Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Aaaaand we have a special treat: a deleted scene from the finale. Watch it above!

Girl Friends In Korea?

I have very few girl friends in Seoul, South Korea. Most girls and women are just passing through, and they have their own agenda. Let me tell you: It usually involves meeting Korean guys, meeting Korean celebrities … or both! Very few girls and women are here to live and work, play and slay. 

My close girl friends—I call them my three muses… 

One is from Egypt and working on a PhD in Germany. She visits Seoul often and is part of the Secret Society (where we met) and Just Music family with me. In fact, she’s much, much closer with them than I am (except for you-know-who). 

One is from Kazakhstan and working on a PhD here in Seoul. She is always with me! I plan our club activities, and she plans our cultural activities. Although, now we are starting to overlap. She even caught a Korean hip hop party I missed, the one at Club Halo with Illionaire. Anyway, we are both taking a break from partying for the rest of this month (knock on wood).

One is from Georgia and working at a marketing firm, but she wants to own a building someday. She’s my Gangnam baby (she’s the youngest muse and always in Gangnam), but these days we just aren’t feeling Gangnam anymore.

As for me, I have a law degree with a background in marketing and would like to own my own blog, brand and business—while writing my own books, of course.

So, since talk is cheap, I’ve spent the past eight months working as a freelance writer and doing odd jobs in order to have enough time to get started on MY dreams and MY desires. 

Yes, I wrote my first book. Yes, I started my blog and brand and am working on turning it into a business. I already have several potential partners, including AR/VR companies. I believe the future of music is one in which we hear, see and feel it!

I was so focused on my “dream job” when I first moved here, but I learned that I’m at my best (and happiest) when I’m my own boss. I don’t know if I will succeed or fail financially, but in my heart, body and soul I am already a success. 

I’m networking AND working with the artists I’ve always looked up to and admired, and along the way I’m meeting girls and women who ARE like me. We are all starting out really small (I have two more muses in the states, one in TX and one in FL), but that just means there is even more room for us to grow and develop … together! 

I mean, I may NEVER have a business, but I’m already content with my blog and brand. I can’t even keep up with it. I need interns, but I’d make a terrible boss. I’m too much of a perfectionist. :(

Anyway, there is just a general lack of ambition in girls and women, at least beyond a steady paycheck and a steady boyfriend, but … hey, most girls and women are the same back home (home is Austin, Texas). 

Don’t even get me started on girls and women on Instagram. I know I should take more photos of myself, but I want to show girls and women that it’s not about what you look like. It’s about what you DO.

Sure, the girls and women out here want something, but that doesn’t make them ambitious. They want attention. They want to be noticed. It starts out small, like level one, level two, level three, etc. in a video game…

Level one: Koreaboos 

Level two: Wannabe Groupies

Level three: Wannabe Thots

I say “wannabe” because ZERO sex is happening…

If you made it this far (I probably won’t delete this later), then let me tell you a secret. Well, it’s not really a secret. Jay Fart already told everyone who he sleeps with: models, idols and actresses. 

(I just call him Jay Fart … well, he knows why. You don’t need to. I have mad love and major respect for him as an artist, always have and always will. He’s my role model, but someone close to both of us gave me good advice about him. It was advice I took … for once.)

Anyway, I don’t understand why girls and women who aren’t any or all of the above make it their life’s mission to visit Korea (or move to Korea) just to sleep with a celebrity. Well, let’s face it, to sleep with a Korean idol or Korean rapper. Some of ya’ll want those Korean R&B singers, too.

Oh, duh, it’s the only way they THINK they can get attention. 

The first problem is valuing (negative) attention. The second problem is chasing it. Not all attention is bad, but attention that turns you into nothing more than a sex object, is, (in my opinion) bad.

We have Blurred Lines, and we have 물물물. But, that’s a different discussion…

I always say it, but it’ll say it again. Don’t consume junk food, and don’t consume junk media. 

I thought blogs like *cough cough* and Instagram #goals were harmless, but they’re not. There are SO many black girls and women (and girls and women in general) who believe the hype about wearing a lot of makeup and as little clothing as possible. They believe that’s all they need to succeed in life and love and hip hop (bad pun alert).

By the way, models, idols and actresses (and video girls) are successful in their own right, and that’s as appealing and attractive on a mental and spiritual level as it is on a physical and superficial level, too. 

It’s like, have you ever just stopped and asked yourself … who the f*ck are you? No, really. Who THE F*CK are you? 

What do you have to offer?

IF ALL YOU HAVE TO OFFER IS SEX, THEN SOMEONE WHO CAN HAVE SEX WITH ANYONE WON’T WANT YOU!

IF ALL YOU HAVE TO OFFER IS SEX, THEN SOMEONE WHO CAN HAVE SEX WITH ANYONE WON’T WANT YOU!

IF ALL YOU HAVE TO OFFER IS SEX, THEN SOMEONE WHO CAN HAVE SEX WITH ANYONE WON’T WANT YOU!

Nightlife is a dangerous thing. It’s as tied up and tangled in the entertainment industry as a ball of yarn, too.

I’m 10 years and counting into going out almost every weekend (yup, even went out when I was in law school)—just read my 15 Commandments on the Instagram that I have. 

You see the light when the party’s on, but if the lights go out when the party’s over, then you’re doing it wrong. You should always shine, even if you’re not in the spotlight or at the center of attention… You should shine and sparkle and glow from within, that’s what draws people to you. If you’re dead on the inside (the loveless and dreamless always are), then… 

Anyway, after awhile, if you’re at EVERY party, especially every AOMG party (even though no one ever invites you and you don’t know anyone there except for the “friends” who came with you), then you’re making it obvious that you only want one thing: attention from oppar yours dearly madly deeply truly who will never f*ck you ever. 

You’re not drinking. You’re not dancing. You’re standing. Your shoulders are slouched. You’re staring. You look sad. You dressed up but look … down.

If Average Joe isn’t going to buy you a drink, Celebrity Joe isn’t going to buy you a drink either. And by “buy you a drink,” I mean take you out to eat, show you his studio and f*ck you in his crib.

Sex sells, until it doesn’t. We’re in Asia. Purity and innocence sells (it’s considered more attractive at a commercial level and social level), even though Korea is one of the biggest centers of prostitution IN THE WORLD. Oh, Korea. I love how ironic you are…

With that being said, if your average male here wants to have sex, then he can just pay for it. Celebrities? Wow. There’s a line, a long line. Better go to the back, but it’ll be a while … like, never.

Oh, because you’re a black girl you want to move to the front? Sorry, the blog that shall not be named lied to you (Korean beauty standards are bendable, not breakable), but more on that in a few. Okay, more than a few.

I guess it just comes down to the differences between people who have a lot of experience with sex and relationships and people who don’t have any at all. It comes down to the difference between your average Korean celebrity and your average Kpop or Korean hip hop fan. 

I’m not interested in anyone’s sex life, but it’s obvious that all kinds of “Kmusic” fans make everything sexual. It’s not sexual for your idols, Kpop or KHH or not. 

It’s work for them, more than work, really. It’s interest and passion and desire for THEIR MUSIC and THE SCENE. This is their living, but if you don’t make a living (well, if all you do is make a living and you don’t ever make your dreams come true), then it’s easy to be blind to the truth.

Look at Vasco. Even he said that he tried the LHH (Love & Hip Hop) lifestyle and ended up hating it (reference to his Hiphopplaya episode, not what he told me).

Anyway, if you can help these girls and women out here get that Celebrity D (especially KHH artist D), then they’ll do anything (I mean anything) to use you and abuse you.

Say he DOES sleep with you. He’s going to move on, keep chasing his dreams and continue to turn his passion into a profession that makes a sh*t ton of money … and even more dreams. Is that fame, success or money yours? 

Nope. 

Is HE yours? 

Nope. 

And where will you be? Who will you be? If you don’t even take yourself THAT seriously, then why would he? Why would anyone

If you’re a f*cking joke, then people will treat you like one. You’ll be canceled and deleted, especially in a small, tight-knit town or scene. I guess I’ve had practice, coming from a small town. I guess I’ve had practice, being a part of the KHH scene. 

Like anywhere in the world, it’s easier for boys and men to DISRESPECT you than it is for them to RESPECT you. You should be going out of your way to f*ck with everyone, not f*ck everyone. 

I have never hesitated to cancel and delete people. You want to get blocked on Kakao? You want to get ignored in real life? Do something stupid. Do something rude. Act like a groupie. I mean, we’re talking groupielust.com level of groupie (I love you, Bruno). Act like everyone owes you something, even though your ass is one or two years years away from being broke and back home. Act like you’re my friend when we’re total f*cking strangers (and always will be). Act like you f*cking know me because we talked twice on Tumblr.

Here’s where the real rant begins:

So many girls and women will ignore me and my friends until they see someone famous, even just semi or pseudo famous, talking to us, buying us drinks, leaving with us, etc.

Within seconds (or the next time we meet), I’m their “best friend” or “baby”. They want my KakaoTalk ID. They want to introduce me to someone I don’t even want to know, but only so I’ll introduce them to someone they actually do want to know (based on a true story).

“Let me introduce you.”

“No, I’m OK.”

“Let me introduce you!”

“I mean, who is he?” 

“He’s famous!”

*looks at this old, fat white guy like what am I supposed to do with that*

“No, he’s not my type.”

“Oh, I was just trying to give you the hook up.”

Please, don’t ever … ever … ever … be this vapid… this stupid … this shallow and superficial. Fame is not a standard with which you want to measure men. Get a new f*cking ruler.

Honestly, I don’t care what you do here, but it affects ME. That, I do care about. 

Why the rant?

Right now, my muse and I are having a bad experience with someone I met recently and really Really REALLY liked, so we are taking a break from EVERYONE in the Korean hip hop scene (knock on wood). 

And here I am, ranting on Tumblr instead of translating SMTM 6…

I mean, there are girls and women here who have been labeled as groupies. I don’t know if they know. I don’t know if they care, but don’t be a social climber. I mean, at the end of the day, that’s what it is, right? You think sleeping around will get you where you want to be. 

It’s the Korean hip hop scene! I don’t see the ladder, but good luck trying to climb it.

As for me, I like love artists, famous or not. They can be rappers, models, producers, directors, singers, DJs, painters, tattoo artists … I’ve dated them all. Still dating some… 

They’re chill, but they have their own problems, especially when they do get to that level of fame and fortune, like AOMG “and friends”. 

And so my story finally begins…

Last year we spent a lot of time at Secret Society. This year we spend a lot of time at whatever venue or club AOMG “and friends” are at, which has been eye opening. It’s a completely different crowd.

They’re surrounded by girls and women who just want to use them and abuse them, too, so they don’t open up at all. They just say the same things and do the same things, even though it’s a different night. In my mind, it’s new. In their mind, it’s the same old same … and so am I.

>>>fast forward through the secrets I’m not allowed to spill on Tumbr>>>

I probably won’t get the chance to prove to him (he’s in the “and friends” part of AOMG “and friends”), that I’m different, but I’ll try. He probably wasn’t expecting to see me at an AOMG party, with one of the AOMG groupies (against my will), being let-me-introduce-you’d to his homeboy!

>>>fast forward through the secrets I’m not allowed to spill on Tumbr>>>

I’ve never been so mad at anyone so fast, but in hindsight, my friends and I were able to understand what he did to me and why he did it to me. We don’t agree with it, but now we’re much more aware of the girls and women out here and how they can and do affect us.

It’s not that big of a deal (at the end of the day), but sometimes you really click with someone. You know, sometimes you meet a guy who really makes you feel at home … like you’re home…

It just HAD to be her, though! 

F*ck her, though. If he can’t see through me (I have no ulterior motives or bad intentions), then he’s probably not trying hard enough to see me.

Anyway, he’s the one guy I shouldn’t even have started with because of something that happened in the past with someone he works with…

*deep sigh of disaster and impending doom*

Oh, wait … deja vu… 

As for let-me-introduce-you, I don’t let girls and women take advantage of me, anymore. I’ve had it up to here since moving here. I don’t even have enough hands to count ya’ll, but you know who you are. 

By the way, most of the KHH artists come, stay and leave with Korean girls (at clubs, etc.), anyway … the really pretty, plastic kind that screams: Korean Beauty Standards FTW (For The Win). 

Honestly, this is really long. I hope no one reads this, but if you really are reading this, then don’t come to Korea just to find someone, whether he’s famous or not. Find yourself first, or you’ll always be lost.

I feel at home here with or without someone, because I’m making my home here. I have roots and relationships and reality. It’s nothing like a dream. There is nothing glamorous about what goes on in the Korean hip hop scene, but I love the music and the artists and the events, anyway.

Now, I go out a lot (as always), but I do not—I repeat, not— go out with girls or women that I am not friends with (really friends with), which means doing more than just getting dinner and drinks before a night out. Although, some of them here don’t even make an effort to do that.

Between us, my muses and I know everyone (or at least have met everyone, including GD, but that’s her sad story to tell … or not tell), and we all have horror stories (like one model who was obsessed with a very, very famous Kpop idol, or one “new-to-Korea” who ignored Jay Fart at first then practically threw herself at him when I took her to Boom Bar), but mine aren’t so bad.

I’ve actually met a lot of people and made a lot of new friends, in the simple sense of the word. I haven’t been misunderstood, except for twice at Boom Bar, which means we should either stop going to Boom Bar or stop meeting AOMG “and friends” there. The latter is most likely to happen, because we love Boom Bar! 

No one has ever thrown up, either. In fact, if anyone is throwing up or getting carried outside by a bouncer, it’s usually me … usually in Itaewon … Boom Bar gets a little Girls Gone Wild.

What is meant to be, will be, so I’m not upset about the last AOMG party. We (he and I) didn’t end the night on bad terms, either, but now I don’t know what to do with his shirt…

>>>fast forward through the secrets I’m not allowed to spill on Tumbr>>>

I love going out, but I wish I had more girl friends … more muses. My second muse is going home this weekend, and only one will remain. :(

In honor of SMTM:

2017. No new friends. / More money, less friends. / I keep learning the same lessons. / Call me stupid or call me optimistic. Just don’t call me your best friend.

My cup moon is always half full, but that doesn’t mean I have enough to fill yours up. 

I have a lot of work to do, Morrigan be with me. 

KAI PARKER DESERVED BETTER: A RANT

I decided to rant bc I guess Plec’s constant promotion of toxic and unhealthy characters and inability to treat any of the good ones justly has especially gotten to me today, so here we go. First and foremost, the show likes to constantly brush over the fact that Kai was abused and isolated by his whole family, and from moment one, tried to demonize a character who started off good. Think about it, we got flashbacks of Damon, Klaus, Silas, and Katherine, to see why they had become the way they were, but did we ever get that for Kai? No. The only flashback we get is Kai coming after his siblings, NEVER ONCE giving us insight into how they treated him like shit for eighteen years because of an ability he had no control over. That constant abandonment very obviously had an effect on Kai’s mental health, another thing tvd ignored. Kai was mentally ill, he was 100% not okay after having grown up in isolation, and that was only made worse when he was put in the prison world. Kai literally just wanted to do the merge and leave his horrible family, but them having 0 trust in him and continuing to demonize him made him spiral. My favorite Kai scene is actually the one the show fucking deleted when it was the only one that told us about how his past affected him. Kai goes to Jo and basically breaks down and admits that all he ever wanted was to be loved and normal, that everyone got that except him, that he was the way he was because of his family and he hated it, and that vital scene got taken out of the show. After that, he got put in a prison world for eighteen years, which must’ve caused severe trauma, and I know for a fact would one hundred percent make me go insane for sure. And once again, we always see Bonnie suffering and alone in the prison world, wanting to literally die, and that was only a couple months, but did we EVER see scenes of Kai alone in there for EIGHTEEN YEARS? NO. But we do know that he said he tried killing himself multiple times, he literally didn’t even want to live anymore in the first place. Then, introduce Bonnie Bennet. I could’ve seen past all the things I’ve said before, if not for the absolute bullshit logic of Bonnie x Kai’s relationship. Bonnie had forgiven Damon, a mass murderer, someone who killed Jeremy, raped her best friend, murdered a pregnant woman, forced Elena to turn her emotions off, and countless other things, BUT NOT KAI. Not to mention the fact that Kai was on their side, he never wanted trouble bc he just wanted to go home, but bonnie is the one who killed him. She sent an axe flying through his chest when she decided he was useless to them, even though he was the one who’d given them the key to going home. That first action, killing Kai and further proving to him that he was worthless, is what started the whole chain of shit that could’ve been prevented if they’d just forgiven and forgot. Even having said everything so far, I STILL could’ve been okay, but the worst decision by far made in this entire season was destroying Kai’s redemption arc. By this point in the season, Kai was completely on their side, trying to right all his wrongs, saving Bonnie from the prison world, and no longer pursuing his family. He’d done the merge, which was all he’d wanted, and had wished Jo a long and healthy life before leaving her alone. And unlike the other villains of the show, he was the only one with this amazing redemption arc, and the show had so much potential with his character at this point, but what did they do? Put him in another prison world. It’s that, that I will never forgive. Kai Parker literally only needed one person to care even a little bit about him. ONE. And you mean to tell me that after he tried so hard to be good, NOBODY FELT REMORSE, NOT ONE PERSON!? That they were all okay with leaving him to die?! After forgiving Damon, Enzo, and even Katherine, for their past? BULLSHIT. If Bonnie had known Kai was the one who saved her while he was actually dying, which the show conveniently forgot to mention to her, I’m sure she wouldn’t have done that to him, but of course nobody mentioned that to her. And then when Kai came back to kill Jo at the wedding, you mean to tell me that the merge bond and all his kindness and empathy just magically vanished, the fuck?! Not to mention the fact that he was the most clever villain on that whole show, and had vampire hearing, but you mean to tell me he didn’t hear Damon coming and couldn’t stop him!? And just because that all wasn’t enough, they brought back his character in season eight just so that they could put him in another prison world, because killing him once was not enough they had to do the thing that hurt him most. When Kai came back, he tried to run from Mystic Falls as soon as possible, he wanted nothing to do with them, he could’ve been free, but Damon dragged him back. And that coupled with the fact that Bonnie was able to bring Elena back when the whole plot had revolved around the fact that Kai had made it so they’d both die if she tried, was just the icing on top of the cake. Julie tried to make us hate him, tried demonizing someone who’d been abused and mentally ill, and then shit all over his redemption arc, but nothing they did will convince me that he was not the best thing to ever happen to that show, and that not only did he save s6, but instantly sent s7 back to the show’s trash self. And Kai Parker deserved better.

wonwoo-senpai  asked:

soonhoon + youtube!au ~

“Hey Jihoon, can you come here for a sec?” Soonyoung yells for his roommate to enter his room. 

There’s a grumble that Soonyoung can hear, but sure enough, Jihoon walks in about two minutes later with an eyebrow raised.

“What?” 

“Say hi to the camera!” Soonyoung says excitedly.

“I already told you, I’m not doing another video with you,” Jihoon says exasperatedly. “Once was more than enough.”

“But my viewers like you,” Soonyoung pouts, “they think you’re cute.” 

Jihoon walks over to flick Soonyoung on the forehead, and narrows his eyes.

“I am not cute.” 

Soonyoung turns back to the camera, completely ignoring Jihoon’s Death Glare.

“See, he keeps saying that but I actually agree with you guys.” Soonyoung pauses, and leans in to read something on the computer screen.

Jihoon clears his throat. “Um, can you at least tell me why you called me to come over? I was trying to prepare our dinner?” 

Soonyoung turns around and laughs.

“Come and read this,” he gestures for the other to come over. Curiosity getting the better of him, Jihoon obliges and leans in to read the running comments on the screen. 

hes so cute!! soonyoung u lucky dude
yALL ARE SO CUTE TOGETHER IM SCREAMING KDJNFSKJ
w ow bf goals??? he’s COOKING for u soonyoung u better be Grateful 

“Oh my god, Kwon Soonyoung,” Jihoon’s voice raises, “did you forget to mention that you’re livestreaming?” 

Soonyoung turns around and shrugs, giving Jihoon another pout. “You always make me delete scenes with you in it but I always want to show you off.”

“Anways,” he leans in to whisper into Jihoon’s ear, “you’re not actually mad, are you?” 

Jihoon rolls his eyes, and reaches out to mess Soonyoung’s hair. “Whatever, you’re being dumb. I’m leaving.” 

Before he leaves the room, he turns back to the camera and says in a louder voice, “Tell him to treat me better!!” 

Soonyoung laughs as he turns back to face his audience of almost fifty thousand people. 

“I suppose he’s right, I treat him like a prince but he treats me like a king. Anyways, I gotta go soon, pray that I won’t get too much of a scolding. Love you guys and do look forward to my next video!”