vip dressing

loki-liddell  asked:

Are you guys planning on writing a fig about Lob and Ricardo because If so I would LOVE THAT!

There might be something in the works already, though honestly I wasn’t expecting anyone to be interested enough in this silly little OC ship to want to read it? Leaving a little taste test for those who are interested.

“Er look, Lil'Buddy I ain’t got time to drrr-eerrrp-drop you off back at your dimension. Think y-you could just lay low at my pad for the day? I’ll get ya b-back as soon as shift’s done.”

For a face made mostly of eyeball it was impressive how much wider that eye could get as Lob looked at Ricardo with a mix of utter adoration and amazement.

You want to take me home?” Lob bobbled excitedly. He’d seen the tour bus and VIP backstage dressing rooms, and had even spent the night cuddled here, in the middle of the K’melo desert under the stars with Ricardo, but never had he received an invite to see where the rockstar lived.

“Er yeah? It’s not as gl-glamorous as you’re prob-probably imagining right now.” rubbing a sandy palm against his neck, Ricardo looked almost bashful though it was hard to tell if the red tint on his cheeks was from the late afternoon desert heat. Much to Lob’s fascination, the human had delightfully changed colour from prolonged exposure to the double suns of Blapt. It was a phenomenon Ricardo had called a tan, and it looked good on him. Lob wondered if further exposure would turn him a proper healthy orange, but supposed that answer would need to wait for another day.

Alright! Let’s go home!” Lob said, his glimmering eye smiling as big as one can without any visible mouth.

MC met the RFA+Minor Trio at a nightclub

This happens a few weeks to months before the events of the story, dances with them, and gives them their number (which they accidentally lose and are super bummed about).


  • Okay, so his college buddies had to work really hard to drag him away from LOLOL
  • Because Yoosung doesn’t like to go out like that
  • And he doesn’t really like to drink
  • But his friends manage to get a couple of drinks into him and he’s loosening up and having fun
  • Then they see this beautiful girl on the dance floor, swaying to the music and Yoosung’s friends are practically drooling over her
  • Yoosung’s just watching in utter wonder, blushing furiously (nobody’s sure if it’s the alcohol or the girl)
  • Eventually, the girl spots them, and they all look away, pretending not to have been staring
  • But then she starts coming over to them
  • The guys are anticipating her talking to them
  • Except Yoosung
  • She’s so out of his league, he doesn’t think she’ll talk to him
  • But she bypass all his friends, comes directly up to him, and says, “Hey, cutie! Wanna dance?”
  • Now they’re sure he’s blushing because of the girl as he nods, completely mute from surprise
  • They dance, have fun, he manages to loosen up even more, and they end up laughing a lot
  • Eventually, they realize how late it is and have to say they’re goodbyes, so she writes her number on a napkin, kisses it, and winks as she walks away
  • Yoosung goes home and passes out
  • He wakes up, realizing he’s going to be late for class, and while he’s on his way to class, he empties the pockets of his day old jeans and dumps some stuff into the trash
  • Including her number
  • He doesn’t realize that he lost it until that afternoon when he’s talking with his buddies and he panics
  • He’s super depressed for a few days, but gives up
  • Little did he know, he’d meet her again in the messenger a few weeks later


  • Jaehee prefers cafes, but when she finished work early (miraculously) and a coworker invited her out to a mixer, Jaehee found herself interested and managed to change into some causal clothes before she went
  • She didn’t realize the mixer was at a nightclub, not a restaurant
  • Jaehee was super uncomfortable
  • The place was loud, it smelled like alcohol, and the place was just too dark
  • MC was one of the people at the mixer as well
  • She approached Jaehee, recognizing that she was really uncomfortable and they started talking
  • After one drink, Jaehee was already drunk
  • Much to MC’s enjoyment, Jaehee started hitting on her
  • MC flirted back easily, they got out onto the dance floor and definitely caught the attention of some guys, one of which came up behind MC and started grinding against her
  • When MC pushed him away, saying she wasn’t interested, he didn’t take it well, partially because he was really drunk, and tried to grab her
  • Except Jaehee intercepted and flipped him so the guy ended up on his back
  • Then Jaehee grabbed MC’s hand and dragged her out of the club
  • Once they were safely outside, MC hugged Jaehee, gave her a peck on the cheek and called Jaehee her hero.
  • MC then pulled out a notebook from her purse, wrote down her phone number, and gave it to Jaehee
  • “Maybe you can call me and we can go for coffee sometime. ;)”
  • Then MC hopped in a cab and went home
  • Jaehee put the number in her pocket, and went home
  • The next day, she was staring at the number while at work, a little distracted, and the number ended up shuffled into the paperwork she had to give to Jumin
  • When Jumin found it, he assumed that it was something some woman who was after him slipped in while Jaehee wasn’t looking and threw it out
  • By the time Jaehee realized it was gone, it was too late
  • She was really depressed because she really did want to see MC again


  • He went out to a nightclub at least once a month with his cast mates
  • They would drink and dance, but Zen rarely did much more than drink and talk
  • Of course there were women interested in his beautiful face and wanted to dance with him, and sometimes he would comply, but once they made a move, he usually went back to the table
  • This one particular day, he bumps into MC at the bar
  • And he can’t help but stare because she has beautiful eyes
  • And he tells her such
  • She blushes and laughs and Zen’s heart skips a beat
  • “Is this love at first sight?” He thinks to himself
  • They end up dancing, he grinds against her a little, and she’s all for it
  • Later into the night, after they’ve both had more than a few drink and their inhibitions are all but out the window, they find a nice little secluded part of the club and start making out like there’s no tomorrow
  • One of his cast mates interrupts them by accident and Zen ends up going home because it’s getting late and he has work the next day
  • She writes her phone number on his arm and gives him one last parting kiss
  • But because Zen can’t sleep without working out, and he needs to “work off the beast” he ends up working out really hard, sweating really hard…. and accidentally smudging her phone number so badly he can’t even read it
  • When he realizes this, he’s distraught
  • He finally found a beautiful, confident, kind woman who seemed to like him for more than his looks (well, with his looks for sure), and now he may never see her again
  • He tries to go back to the club for the next few days, asking the staff if they know anything about her, if they’ve seen her since, if they can give her his number if they see her, but he never gets a call
  • However, when MC finally shows up at his house during his route, he recognizes her instantly
  • And of course he’s thinking that this is fate
  • This kind of chemistry can’t be a coincidence
  • MC, knowing the kind of effect she can have on him because of their meeting at the nightclub, is in no way afraid to put on some music and dance with him a little while they’re hanging out
  • She also thinks it’s adorable that he blushes holding her hand after literally grinding against her and making out with her with no shame


  • The only reason he was at that nightclub was because a business associate had invited him to the grand opening of his new club
  • Jumin for the most part was just sitting in the VIP area with a glass of wine, watching the debauchery unfold with little interest
  • Commoners were so strange
  • His associate was talking his ear off about something or another when Jumin looked across the room and accidentally met a pair of golden eyes
  • The owner of the golden eyes quickly looked away, blushing furiously, which Jumin, surprisingly, found very amusing
  • After that, Jumin couldn’t help but watch her from a distance
  • At some point, he completely lost track of her because his associate distracted him by trying to invite some woman to sit on his lap
  • Jumin managed to politely refuse, but was disappointed to find the woman with golden eyes has disappeared into the crowd
  • A few minutes later a voice spoke to him from just outside the VIP area
  • “Aren’t you dressed a little too formal for a place like this?”
  • He looked down from the platform and saw a woman leaning with her arms crossed on the railing, gazing up at him through the gap with her stunning, golden eyes
  • “I’m not accustomed to places like this.” Jumin explained.
  • “Oh, so this isn’t really you’re scene,” she said, curiosity flashing through her eyes. “Then why come here? Surely you could’ve found something you would’ve enjoyed more.”
  • “I was invited by a business associate,” he stated plainly. “It would have been rude to refuse.”
  • She mulled that information over in her mind for a few moments
  • “Then I suppose you would consider it rude to refuse an invitation from a lady?”
  • “Yes, I suppose.”
  • “Then I would like to invite you to dance with me!”
  • Jumin was surprised to say the least, but her cheeky smile seemed to be stirring something inside him
  • “Do you have any idea who I am?” He asked.
  • “Of course,” she stated, matter-of-factly. “You’re the guy bored out of his mind at a nightclub. C'mon, it’s not like dancing will kill you!”
  • Jumin was intrigued, so he put down his wine and left the VIP area to dance with this beautiful young woman
  • He was unaccustomed to this style of dancing, but she quickly adapted it for him so that he was more comfortable
  • She laughed easily when he made a joke without thinking, and for some reason, he forgot about all the tangled strings in his head and just enjoyed her company
  • They talked for the rest of the night, danced for half of that time, and when the place finally started to close, she tucked a piece of paper into his jacket pocket
  • “If you ever want to have another little chat, feel free to call. ;)”
  • Before he could ask what she meant, his business associate distracted him by calling out to him
  • When Jumin turned back, the woman was gone
  • Of course, after the whole night, Jumin was downright too distracted to take he paper out of his pocket and check it
  • So his suit went through the wash the next day while he was at work, it was thrown away, and he never saw that it was her phone number
  • However, when she showed up at his apartment after joining the RFA, he was shocked
  • But she smiled, and formally introduced herself, and he found that calming effect that she had washing over him again
  • And truth be told, that dress he bought her, he’d seen it before, passed by the store regularly and knew the moment he saw it, it would be perfect for the woman from the club, but never bought it because he never thought he’d see her again
  • When he finally got to see her in it, he was very satisfied to know that he had been right


  • It was probably the weirdest mission he’d been sent on
  • Supposedly, the owner of the club was selling illegal drugs
  • Of course, he buys a drink to blend in (he buys ginger ale because they didn’t have any Ph.D Pepper, shame on them)
  • While he’s sipping and using his phone to hack the system, a girl approaches him
  • She’s a little tipsy, but she walks right up to him and drops one of the cheesiest pick up lines he’s ever heard
  • “Are you a parking ticket? Because you got fine written all over you.”
  • He can’t help but burst out laughing
  • So he says one back
  • “Are you a campfire? Because you are hot and I want s'more.”
  • She laughs back, and they start firing bad pick up lines back and forth at each other
  • Eventually, they settle down because they’re both laughing hysterically, and MC admits to the fact that she only came over because her friends caught her looking at him (because she thinks he’s cute) and bet her twenty dollars that she couldn’t make him laugh
  • He promptly comes back with, “Then I think you owe me $10!”
  • “Oh yeah? Why’s that?”
  • “Because I made you laugh!”
  • She concedes, gets her $20, goes to the bar to break it, then gives half to Saeyoung
  • They talk while he continues to hack, and eventually, he admits that she should probably stay away from him because he’s a dangerous man (but he says it in a way that sounds like he might be/is probably joking)
  • MC says, “Oooh. A dangerous man? How exciting.”
  • She ends up inviting him to dance with her, which he does, but while they’re dancing, his phone goes off, indicating that the hack is done and he needs to find someplace private to finish this up
  • He tries to excuse himself, but MC quickly jots down her number and says, “Feel free to text me if you come up with any more pickup lines.”
  • Saeyoung’s probably the only one who didn’t lose her number
  • He flushed it
  • To him, a sweet, funny girl like her deserves better


  • Okay, this would have to take place before he met Rika, so he met her at least a few years before she got involved in the RFA (and probably a year before it was founded)
  • Of course, it was actually a exhibition of his work that happened to be taking place in a night club because the owner offered him the wall space and a promotional night
  • It right at the beginning of his career, so he couldn’t pass up the opportunity
  • MC was admiring one of his pieces when he passed her, but she recognized him and complimented him on his work
  • He thanked her, and after a conversation and a couple of flutes of champagne, he offered to dance with her as the music was picking up a little
  • She gladly joined him, and they did as young people do
  • A giggle here, a flirt there, and MC ended up trying to give him her number because he was sweet and cute and kind
  • However, the dense boy didn’t get that’s what was happening and left her number on the table
  • Once they parted ways, she waited for his call, and when it didn’t come, she realized that feeling that she didn’t click with him the way he did with her was real and he didn’t want to call her because he hadn’t felt a spark
  • Oh well


  • He was scouting night clubs for potential people to use to infiltrate the RFA
  • He thought it’d be easy enough, but there were a ton of men and women who looked promising, but just didn’t fit the bill for whatever reason
  • He bumped into MC when she was kinda drunk (and wearing tight leather pants, black boots, a red crop top, and a choker necklace)
  • After a conversation with her (and bugging her phone) he realized she was actually a very naive, trusting person
  • When he asked for her number, she agreed almost immediately, but forced him to dance with her in order to get it
  • He was a little uncomfortable, but she was so comfortable in her own skin and with everything, he ended up enjoying himself more than he thought he should have
  • Especially since this was just another step in his plan to destroy Saeyoung
  • He was the only one to not lose her number because he put it directly into his phone because he needed to use it later


  • He was doing recon
  • Supposedly there was a target that the agency needed tracked for a little while
  • What was supposed to happen after that, Vanderwood had no idea and didn’t really care
  • MC stumbled into him, by accident, very drunk, and spilled her drink all over him
  • She apologizes a lot and attempted to help him clean up
  • Vanderwood tried to shoo her away, but she was very insistent
  • Eventually she looked him in the eyes and said, “hey, you’re really pretty, you know that?”
  • He’s like, “okay drunkie, time for you to go home and go to bed”
  • She whines and says she can only go home once she’s danced with someone attractive
  • MC then says Vanderwood is the perfect candidate
  • As they’re dancing and she’s all over him (again, veeeery drunk) she slips her number into his coat three times
  • As soon as the dance is over, he calls her and her friends a cab because seriously it was getting ridiculous and she was in the way of his work
  • He never goes through his coat pockets anyways, so he never checks them and doesn’t ever realize her number is there

She is back! D: 

Mod: i decided to change the colors of these 2, so ya i did that.

look at the cute little chibi ponies in line to meet the princess!

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Man of the Night (Jackson)

Originally posted by wang-thighs

Plot: You meet and dance with Jackson at a night club

Length: 1,690 words

Genre: Smut/Rated: M

“You know…I really…” his husky voice reverberated through your ear, despite the blaring music of the club. “Want to put my cock inside you” he said in a low tone, his fingertips moving the front of your dress upward.

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MinSly AU where Sly is the single most desired exotic dancer in a very popular night club. He can seduce and get any man wrapped around his fingers in seconds - one look, one sly smirk or smile (depending on the man), a few words whispered into an ear and he’s got men bowing at his feet. There isn’t anyone who can withstand him.

Or, at least, that’s what he thought until Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome walked through the door. Introduced as Mink, he sits in the VIP section, dressed in a nice, sleek suit that is perfectly fit to his muscular, broad figure and doesn’t seem even remotely affected by his surroundings. Sipping on a glass of straight whiskey with a cold, expression face, distant and hard eyes, he was gorgeous and for the first time, Sly actually wanted the attention of a customer.

He does his usual tricks, expecting to have the man head over heels for him in an instant so when the man’s expression doesn’t change, when he shows absolutely no interest in him and actually seems annoyed by his presence, well, Sly is not only shocked, baffled but embarrassed and infuriated. There hadn’t been a man alive up to that point that had been able to say no to him. 

That…that hurt his pride and he wasn’t going to stand for that. Seeing Mink as a challenge, he sets his eyes officially on him and decides he won’t be satisfied until he has him bowing at his feet. Mink becomes a regular but no matter what Sly does, he can never seem to succeed. He uses every trick in his book but nothing, absolutely nothing seems to phase him. It gets to the point where Sly fears that he will just have to admit his loss. He can’t afford to put so much attention towards the man, especially when he has other customers. 

He’s just about to give up when lo and behold, one night, Mink books a private room and requests him as his dancer. Seeing his final chance for his victory, Sly accepts enthusiastically. Determined to use this to finally knock Mink down a peg, Sly goes in, prepared to go all out but is surprised when Mink stops him. 

“I’ll make a deal with you. I will admit right now that you’ve come to fascinate me but what happens in this room will decide whether or not that continues or stop. Put on a show for me. If I find it satisfactory, I’ll give you what you want. If I don’t, you will cease this foolish chase.”

Infuriated at how calm, how utterly unaffected Mink was, Sly took a moment to consider. He was close to being absolutely sick of him but there was still something in him that wanted to win, to wanted to get his prize. And he was willing to risk an injured pride for that. Deciding that he’s got a bit more up his sleeve, he agrees to Mink’s terms. 

Knowing the usual tricks wouldn’t work on Mink, he instead decided to go with a dance he reserved only for the high payers - a slow, seductive strip meant to drive men wild. Fully aware that he was going to go all out, Sly took it as slow as possible. Standing far enough away from Mink so he had full viewing but would have to move if he wanted to touch, Sly ignored the golden eyes boring into him, making his skin feel tight and hot, and began to strip. Rolling his hips, swinging his body, playing with his hair, running his hands all over his body, Sly slowly striped down to complete nudity, his back turned to Mink the entire time. 

Once he was completely nude, he turned to glance at Mink over his shoulder. His face was as cold as ever but Sly was very satisfied to see that he was pitching a tent and there was a very noticeable lust burning in those golden eyes. Giving his ass a little waggle, he shot him a smoldering, sly smile and said, “That’s as far as this show goes, Mister. If you wanna see more, then you gotta come get it.” 

He had expected to win so when he heard Mink chuckling behind him, he flared up once again and turned around to look at him over his shoulder, an insult ready on the tip of his tongue when he was stopped in his tracks by the darkly teasing, wanting expression on Mink’s face. Slowly standing up, he downed the last of his without taking his eyes off Sly, set the glass down, lifted one hand and made a twirling motion with his finger. 

Not wanting to submit but knowing if he didn’t, everything would be for naught, Sly swallowed his pride and turned around, proudly displaying his very obvious erection. Mink’s golden eyes very obviously traveled down, then back up before his teasing smile grew. Slowly sauntering over, Mink stopped in front of Sly, leaned down to press a strong, firm kiss against his lips and murmured, “Good boy.”

With that, he walked away - picked his coat up from a chair sitting to the side, slide it on with ease before exiting the room, leaving Sly standing completely nude. Completely baffled and a bit angry at the turn of events, Sly found himself still incredibly hard and, infuriatingly, even more turned on by a simple kiss. Quickly relieving himself (whilst trying to deny that his words, his kiss had not turned him on, it was just the atmosphere), Sly cleaned himself up in the bathroom, re-dressed and went back into the VIP section of the club. 

To his surprise, the manager pulled him over to. And then, to his absolute delight, informed him that Mink had paid for him to be his private dancer and possibly more, if Sly was “up for it”, as the manager put it. Not really sure for what he was getting himself into but not in any way willing to back down, Sly accepted it without hesitation. He would make that man bow to him - somehow.  

NF’s contract renewal

I know there are a lot of people in the fandom furious at Nathan’s “Behavior” concerning the Castle contracts for season 9. Nathan’s camp just announced today that he agreed to sign on for a season 9, and the Stana fans are furious concerning this: they are saying that he mistreated her. I can’t imagine Stana Katic being a delicate, super-sensitive little crybaby. She’s kick ass. She’s a very physical actor and strong woman, she’d probably knock the living shit out of him if he bitched her out. People on the set have gone on the record, agreeing with that sentiment. And then, she’d walk away with a shit-eatin’ grin and not be one damn bit sorry. She’s no passive wallflower, and I think it’s an insult to her strength as a woman to assume she is. And I don’t see Nathan as confrontational or a “fighter”, there would be more reports and celebrity feuds in the tabs due to him acting like a complete tool and douche if that were true. He seems to be friends with everybody in Hollywood. These fans are also saying he made demands of ABC to get rid of her and if he wasn’t behind her dismissal, he’d be furious with ABC too. Blarg. Nathan is stuck between a rock and hard place, and I find it sad that there are fans that eat up all this “anonymous shit-stirring source” bullshit from the tabloids over what’s being said on the record from people who work with them.

Honestly, Nathan was quiet on Twitter after Stana’s dismissal announcement, and I think it was because he was hearing/seeing all the hatred aimed at him. Maybe his publicist warned him that Stana’s fans would blame him. I know he had to have been told by his camp that Stana got dismissed and to be careful about what he said. And he had time to digest it before responding, that’s why his good-bye to her on Twitter sounded so formal and stiff, unlike Jon Huertas, MilMar, and others in the Castle cast and crew. He knew an off-the-cuff reaction was dangerous for him and the show and all that worked on it. Jon Huertas heard from the internet, not from his management, and it had to freak him out.

I also take into effect that Nathan has over 400 jobs riding on his back after Stana’s dismissal. If he said he wasn’t going to do season 9, all those people would be out of a job. Think about that. 

Most of the reports that he bullied her out are from shit-stirrers and gossips that are all unnamed. Tabloid reporters are protected from revealing their sources through the 1st Amendment, so they can make shit up and print it and claim it was from a “source”. It’s very rare that it crosses over into viable slander. People who work with Nathan have gone on the record to say he’s anything but a bully. Under his on-camera and in-interview persona, I get the feeling he’s very intelligent/well-read and non-confrontational. I can 100% believe that yes, he knows how to be a douche when absolutely necessary, though. I know how to be a bitch when I’m being treated shabbily (or a loved one is being treated like shit). I will stand up for my loved ones in a second. I don’t think anger is always wrong– sometimes, it can be righteous. 

I don’t know Nathan personally, but I’m certain he’s not perfect. Who is? It’s shitty to assume. Nobody gets anywhere in Hollywood without a little but of selfishness. I spent enough time in the acting industry to know this is a truth– it’s for the driven and for the ones willing to work for it. Nobody gets anywhere in Hollywood by “accident”. I think Nathan is a flawed, but admirable individual with his charity work and dedication to the fans, regardless. Of course,  I don’t know for sure. People are complaining about “Nathan’s behavior”, as if he’s done something tangible with proof and named witnesses. Guess what: he hasn’t. The only “proof” is tabloids with anonymous news “sources.” I was also in the entertainment industry long enough to know that the reporters for those can take an interview and not even print something remotely close to what the celebrity said, as well as twist it dangerously. I write now, and a huge part of writing is RESEARCH. I know more about poor journalists and writers who’ve put their own personal twist and pepper pieces with their biased opinions instead of reporting the facts like real journalists are supposed to. Trust me, those celebrity gossip rags are not filled with ethical journalists. They’re filled with gossip column writers who make shit up to make a buck off getting people talking. Therefore, I don’t believe everything I read. I research and when I find a circle of articles all referring to each other in a loop instead of one source, I discount it.

Reports of him being a dickbag are mostly just Stana’s fans speculation since she married someone other than Nathan (and I hope she has a happy marriage and is looking forward to the rest of her life with her husband, I wish them the best, of course). The character he presents to his fans is not the real him. It’s a brand and a character. He can be very funny and likeable on Twitter, but keep in mind, that’s an image he’s presenting. Unless you’ve hung out and gamed with him at his house with no cameras around, you really don’t know the real him. Or Stana, for that matter. Stana could be an obnoxious, self-centered pratt in real life who never talks about anything but herself and the roles she’s played OR she could be feeding the hungry and homeless at night, risking her life in the poor part of town and spending all her money under the cloak of darkness in the nighttime (like St. Elizabeth the neomartyr of Russia). Nathan could be a hypocritical douchebag who doesn’t recycle, yet yammers on about saving the environment, or he could be a saint who gives away all his earthly goods and possessions to a charity for homeless children who “can’t read good” (sorry, Zoolander reference) and gives blood daily in secret. We don’t know them as intimately as we think we do, I cannot stress that enough. A verified Twitter account doesn’t mean shit about getting to know a celebrity. A lot of verified celebrity Twitters are run by said celebrity’s publicist and PR. Sometimes, it’s really obvious, other times, not so much.

I know people who’ve met NF and SK and cons (I have not had the privilege) and they just rave about how sweet and nice they were, but then, I have to remind them, that NF and SK are trying to promote their work, so of course they will be that way– they could be going back to their hotel rooms to get completely smashed on the minibar and bitch about how annoying the fans are to their management, we don’t know. And I think it’s really shitty to pass judgments on NF and SK’s personalities when they are both so private. And also, keep in mind, if you have witnessed a celebrity being a douche, it’s probably because they were mistreated and are aggravated. Just like you and me! They’re flawed people, not perfect. As long as they’re not destroying property like spoiled brats, give them the benefit of the doubt that they deserve to have a moment when they don’t want to be approached and bothered. 

I know someone who was a signed with a country music manager, and she signes autographs on a yearly basis at the CMA festival for her fans (I live outside Nashville, don’t be surprised, some of my meager acting resume includes being in country music videos- B.F.D. y’all. Soooo impressive to be an extra and treated like cattle and stage dressing, am I right? :P ) Back in the VIP/dressing room area, my friend saw Carrie Underwood bitching about having to work the CMA festival saying, “my fans can just order my autograph from my website! Why do I have to sit there and sign autographs all day until my whole arm hurts!” At first, that put a bad taste in my mouth for her, but then I realized that Carrie might have been really sick or sleep deprived or separated from her husband and family for too long and was missing them, that’s why she was complaining about having to do the CMA fest. Maybe she was hangry. Hell, when I’m hangry, I catch myself snapping and losing my temper without meaning to. Yes, celebrities are libel to have that happen to them, too. Guess what, they’re human! They have human needs like food and sleep. It just made Carrie more of a real person to me. I’ve heard similar stories about other country music stars being bitches and dickbags, and while I find it comical, I must say that yes, celebrities have bad days just as much as we do, but they have to suffer them on camera. It’s a bad idea to let on that things are shitty for their reputations affecting their work. So, I can’t believe SK is a perfect angel and NF is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Not easily. I think it’s a stretch.

I was called a “dyed in the wool Fillion fan” a few weeks ago when I refused to agree that Stana’s dismissal was because of Nathan’s demands. I know he’s intelligent and reads a lot, but if he were arrogant about it, it would show through a lot more in his interviews and would turn off the people he works with, so I have a hard time believing it. But I do want to see a beautiful happy ending for Caskett, so I did send in coffee cup sleeves with #Always and #CaskettAlways written on them, I sent a letter, and I’ve been pretty active on Tumblr since I got the news. As a writer, I’ve been coming up with ideas in my head as to how Beckett can be saved without killing her off, but not having her there for season 9.

Keep in mind, if Nathan threw a hissy fit on Twitter saying, “I won’t sign a contract unless Stana gets to return too!” when the show is on the edge of being cancel, ABC would probably cancel the show. So, this means at this point that Nathan does have 400 jobs on his back right now– called the cast and crew of Castle. No denying that. If he says goodbye to the show out of outrage that Stana was dimissed, that’s 400 people who will be considered “unemployed” in May, and have him alone to blame. One person’s job sacrificed or 400? I love Stana, she seems like a really good (albeit private) person, but it’s better to see one or two jobs go instead of 400 in this economy (if the budgetary reasons cited are actually true, which I’m not sure about it). I’ve been unemployed (I’m a former actor and writer, you can tell I know about lapses in employment). It’s shitty to be pounding the pavement and not knowing if you’ll be able to pay the mortgage, let alone put food on the table for your family. Nathan holding out for Castle to continue without Stana is brave to me, because he knew people would have a bad reaction to that and blame him somehow. He’s taking the brunt of abuse. Yes, blaming him and sending him and the other cast members hateful messages about what they SHOULD HAVE done in the wake of her making assumptions about what seretly went down with Stana’s dismissal is abuse. They have no control over the network’s actions, the show is not that much of a juggarnaut hit, and Nathan’s not a bankable star they’d listen to (unfortunately for him). Think about it: why would you tell your employer they’re shit for dismissing a coworker unfairly when it’s not just your job, but 400 other people’s on the line for your words and actions? Nathan’s only superiority to Stana from a numbers perspective (which is what big Networks like ABC and FOX, etc. look at, not the fan’s enthusiasm, and maybe not so much the quality of the show altogether) is that he played the title character. That’s it. ABC is a corporation, and a corporations #1 mission is to make a profit for the stock holders, regardless of the means through which they do it. Nathan is not a “bankable” star in Hollywood, as in, he can do whatever the hell project he wants and it will be a guaranteed money-maker. I wish both he and Stana were, because I like both of them as performers. So, because Nathan isn’t a super-powerful bankable star, the network could give a shit what the fans think, they just want to make their money. His success on Castle rides on his chemistry with Stana. He doesn’t have the power to behave like a diva, either. I doubt ABC would take too kindly to that behavior.

Do I think it’s shitty that three people of color (including 2 women of color), and the female co-lead were dismissed on Castle, not the male co-lead equally? I sure as hell do. I find it massively unfair and infuriating. Castle was a static character (although funny) that I could have grown easily bored with if Beckett hadn’t been the cataclysmic agent for change in him. Her storyline pushed the show forward. The fans are the ones getting massive screwed over here (big shock as always in a fandom), although throughout most of Castle, we’ve been listened to by MilMar (quite admirable from Andrew and Terri Edda). I think that this was a terrible decision by ABC, and the network’s decision to dismiss her left the groundwork for the fans to hang the noose around Nathan’s metaphoric neck/reputation for Stana’s dismissal. Maybe Nathan was a diva, and ABC is using Stana’s dismissal to hurt him by making it look like her dismissal was his fault so the fans would turn on him and wreck his career. And the tabs would publish garbage to sabotage his career. Of course fans’ll find a way to blame him because he’s the most visible part Castle left. This is dragging Nathan’s name through the mud, the speculation has gotten so intense, it’s almost overwhelming at this point. And then, it seems utterly ridiculous and contrived to me. I wouldn’t want to be in this position, so I do have some sympathy. Trust me, I’ve been the subject of malicious, untrue rumors that it felt like it was ruining my life and an attack on my character when I was younger. I’m lucky I’m not a celebrity who doesn’t have this in print and on film to follow me around for the rest of my life. But this is Nathan’s personal character and career being assassinated here by fans who believe entertainment tabloid news shows and publications. That’s so much worse than what I went through, because those things don’t effect my career and character years later. But this is a big blackmark on him that he might carry for years, maybe even the rest of his life. This is his legacy being ruined without any concrete evidence, just anonymous “sources” shit-stirring. I feel sympathy for him for that. 

This show is going to need a miracle to survive without Stana. Dismissing her so suddenly and her Twitter silence speaks volumes as to that she probably didn’t expect it and is still recovering from it. I’ve been fired before, and it takes time to recover from the hurt and shock. It’s like your spouse suddenly telling you that they want a divorce and are leaving you, and it’s like a death sometimes. I wouldn’t be shocked if she’s going through stages of grief if she didn’t see this coming. Maybe she doesn’t have to worry about money, but when she did so very much to promote the show and make the show the best it could be, you could tell she was very attached to Beckett and Beckett’s storyline and that she valued the fans. There isn’t anything Nathan could have done about it. He’s stuck between a rock and a hard place in this situation, and he’s allowing the fans to blame him to save everyone else’s jobs. Damn, that’s admirable to me. Maybe he’s an asshole in real life, I’ll give that the benefit of the doubt, but I don’t see any real facts that prove it, yet, just anonymous sources and fan speculation. The blame lies with ABC as a network for this shake-up in the series. Not anybody on the show, cast or crew otherwise.

All I can hope for is that season 9′s story arc is that Beckett has to go underground to save her own life, and Castle dedicates himself to clearing her name so that they can have a happy season finale, reunited and determine to start a family (wouldn’t a season 10 with having a baby Caskett be cool AF and what the fans always wanted?). If they kill her off due to what the NETWORK decided (networks can and do determine the course of a show’s storyline sometimes, and they do intervene for a myriad of reasons, regardless of what the fans want sometimes), it’s a massive ‘f*** you’ to us AND the cast and crew. We don’t deserve that. EVER.