we are still waiting for a storyline

Fandoms as of late!
  • Homestuck: well, WE HAVE HIVESTUCK HAHAHAHAHAHAHA :o)
  • Regular Show: curse you cn...curse you *which was said between sobs*
  • Adventure Time, patting Regular show fan's back: Welcome to the club, kiddo. We ain't alone for long tho
  • Steven Universe, raving it out: WHOOOOOO LOOK AT THIS LOREEEEEEEEEEE
  • TAWoG, raving it out as well: AYYYYY LMAO
  • Star vs. the forces of Evil: WHEN IS THE NEXT SEASON
  • Over the garden wall, coming back up from six miles underneath the earth: I LIVE YOU FUCKS
  • Voltron Legendary Defenders: (: soon
  • Kingdom Hearts: *has waited and ached almost a decade for KH III and is yet again teased with another game that fucks up the entire storyline...yet again* DAMMIT NOMURA WHY THIS BULLSHIT
  • Pirate101: *solemnly looks out the window, a tear shed as they realize kingsisle won't update them anytime soon* Fuck you, Valencia part 2, fuck you
  • Wizard101: *dabbing to the new dances emotes*
  • Gravity Falls: we are here there and there but still, we are d e a d
  • Wonder over Yonder: there's hope for us, right?!
  • Invader Zim, rising from the grave as well: yes, my child that was put down so early.
Thoughts about JM & JK’s trip:

Jimin’s edit showed how much he prized sharing simple things with Jungkook. They are always followed by bodyguards, managers, and fans so something as plain as walking in the streets or spending the night at an amusement park was very precious to start with but living it with someone he liked and lives the same circumstances as him, makes it more valuable. His edit made us recall how some people & circumstances can turn even the most basic things into the best situations in life just by charing them with us. Just by understanding our preferences and what we seek. 

His editing was very blurry and amateurish. Yet, he captured the happiness and fun they had better than many pros. But, you know why? because it was genuine. This is something Jimin wished to happen and it did. Again no one can win over Jimin’s strong ambition to achieve what he wants in life.

Meanwhile, Jungkook’s edit looked like he loved that trip only because Jimin was part of it. It seemed as if everything meaningfully existed just so Jimin will go there, be there, eat there. He was most of the times behind guarding or waiting for him. Indeed, His focus was centered around another person. Not even once he intended to show himself. Like saying: I had fun because Jimin had fun. The food tasted better because Jimin ate deliciously. This childish ride I would usually not pick was so amusing because Jimin’s expressions and reactions were priceless …  His edit made us recall how we can still find happiness in a dear one’s smile

His editing contrary to Jimin was skilfully made and precise. He thought about everything from the storyline, to the angles, not even forgetting about the song that will marry the clips together. Contrary to many who think Jungkook do not care. This short video undoubtedly became the proof no one can deny that he is not uncomfortable with his Hyung. He used to call himself selfish but looking at him today, this boy is more caring and kind than he thinks himself. 

 Jimin’s video HERE Jungkook’s video HERE

Marc Guggenheim SDCC17 Interview

Marc Guggenheim was kind enough to meet with me for a one on one chat. 

We walked the floor together with his nephew and little girl (who are the cutest) for an hour and talked all things Arrow!!! He told me this is his most aggressive SDCC schedule ever, so the fact that he slotted in some time just for me really meant the world. Marc Guggenheim is the actual best. He is the definition of it.

SPOILERS!!!

We launched right into number one on my list: wedding.

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anonymous asked:

Are there any list or compilation of characters making snide comments or subtle notice that there are something more than just a profound bond between Cas and Dean? Also, why did Aaron choose to flirt with Dean to hide the fact that he was tailing him? They never met, so what tipped him off, and that it worked so well?

Hi! well, a while ago I made this post.

So we have… off the top of my head:

Balthazar, Meg, Naomi, Lucifer, Charlie, Benny, Hester, Crowley, Amara, Metatron, Ishim, Nora, Bobby, Sam and Cain… basically MOST of the characters who either know them well enough individually or have seen them together for more than 30 seconds.

My favourites though are Crowley, Lucifer and Amara

Crowley because he knows them both so well. He teases Cas about Dean being his boyfriend, calls Cas a “love slave”, ‘saves’ Cas in order to make Dean human again because he knows he needs Cas for this, he teases Dean about their own escapades as demon!dean, with Dean it’s less about Cas and more about Dean/him as he is jealous, teases him about being able to shove the bomb where the sun don’t shine “well, you could…” etc.

source:

@impala-sunsets

Amara literally is the Anti-Cas throughout all of season 11, the bond overrinding his free will, but her bond is not as strong as Cas and Dean’s, despite being God’s sister, she has to use Cas to get through to Dean, she only appears when Dean is longing for Cas or when Sam mentions Angels for example. She also exposes that Dean REPRESENTS Humanity, a hark back to Metatron’s “Cas is in love with Humanity”, wow this story is so layered it takes YEARS for pieces of the puzzle to be made obvious, by which time the GA have probably forgotten, but we haven’t and when people rewatch once it is canonically acknowledged I’m sure there will be floods of people going “OHHHH I see now when they did THIS and THAT it was because they’ve been in love all along!”.

When she then is portrayed as caring about Dean, she exposes his emotions, his feelings of love and shame (as the love monster, but it still counts as it is her representation and the monster literally says “who I am is not important” ie. THE WRITERS SAYING LOOK AT WHAT THIS MONSTER IS SAYING BECAUSE ITS TRUE), of his self worth and his feelings for CAS, which have been the overriding theme of all of Dean’s story for the end of the season, which Amara USED to get close to him… I mean JEEZ exposition much? 

The whole season’s plot makes no sense if you don’t see Dean as so deeply in love with Cas that the big bad uses it in her own storyline, the plot for the WHOLE SEASON RESTS ON IT. 

Originally posted by casclaire

Lucifer because he was inside Cas so canonically knows how he feels… Tbh I’m still waiting for this to come out at some point… probably towards the end of Lucifer’s story we should get some kind of reference to him using Dean to get to Cas or just coming out with it as he is a master manipulator , of course he would use this against them, he knows, he should do something with this information, I’M WAITING!

Originally posted by driverpicksthemuusic

Re: Aaron, Aaron was SMART. 

Tbh I think he just thought that Dean would be super uncomfortable and back off if he was hit on by a dude, as most guys would, it’s a great tactic. 

BUT Dean actually gets flustered and looks like he might actually be interested… so Aaron is like SHIT and basically then backs off himself, trying to tie up the conversation and move Dean along. Luckily for him Dean’s phone rings. But if you watch it, Aaron is hitting on Dean up to the point where it seems like Dean might actually be interested, then he completely changes to trying to end the conversation. 

He’s all “have a good night” instead of actually trying to get a date out of him as he would if he was really interested after Dean made the face he does when he says “is that supposed to make you less interesting?”.

source: @caffeinedeathwarrior

JUST LOOK AT AARON’S FACE FALL!!!

Aaron thought that last flirtation would be the nail in the coffin to make a straight guy get so uncomfortable he’d end the conversation and walk away, but Dean pulls that face and Aaron’s FACE! He’s like SHIT CHANGE TACTIC, ABORT ABORT! 

It’s awesome.

Same as most of my meta on Dean being bi, its often not actually about Dean himself or the top layer, it’s other peoples reactions to it (the Siren for instance), I LOVE this moment.

Spec: Nicole’s ‘Death’ & Subverting BYG

Hear me out. Two reasons why I love the speculation out there that Nicole will possibly die and be resurrected this season: 

  1. It would be a stellar continuation of Wynonna Earp’s subversion of the Bury Your Gays trope, which the show began in 1x13 with Nicole surviving a gun shot by wearing a bullet proof vest
  2. It would be another homage to Buffy the Vampire Slayer but with a rectifying twist

It’s no secret that BtVS helped inspire Wynonna Earp, and many fans and television reviewers have repeatedly noted the connection between the two shows. We’ve already seen one big nod to Buffy in WE 2x08 where  Wynonna “dies” for a few seconds and is resuscitated, leading to Bobo’s return from hell. That parallels Buffy’s “death” in BtVS 1x12 for a few seconds before being resuscitated, leading to the activation of the next slayer.

I watched Buffy live during its run, and one storyline that wrecked me when I was younger was Willow and Tara’s split in S6 over, interestingly enough, trust, control, and betrayal issues. Then, as many of you know, right after they reconciled, Tara was killed, leading Willow to go full-on Dark Willow.

So right now in Wynonna Earp, we have Waverly and Nicole still in a bad spot over - wait for it - trust, control, and betrayal issues. We know that Nicole is in danger thanks to Widow Mercedes and that, per Syfy’s site, Waverly will have to choose between saving Wynonna or Nicole. There have also been two instances of Waverly and Wynonna saying in previous episodes that Waverly “would die” if something happened to Nicole.

Furthermore, Emily Andras jokingly tweeted last week about having to avoid fire from fan reaction after 2x09 and 2x10. (She’s also joked several times on twitter about writing out Kat/Nicole.) So what could possibly incense fans even more after 2x09 than Nicole’s death? lol

If Nicole does die (maybe Mercedes bites her? Idk), I’m betting that Waverly’s grief will cause her to go full on “Dark Willow.” Not necessarily in an evil sense, but I think Nicole’s death would trigger Waverly’s supernatural side, whether she’s half-revenant, half-angel, half-something else. 

The big twist, of course, would be that Nicole doesn’t stay dead for long and is resurrected, either by Baron Samedi (thank you Purgatory Case Files), Mattie the Blacksmith (aka the “white witch healer whore” lol), or some other unknown force.

So in one fell swoop, Wynonna Earp would again pay homage to Buffy while continuing to subvert the BYG trope. At least I hope!

“be more patient, we still have 6 episodes left.”

don’t. please, don’t. we shouldn’t have to be patient.

imagine if this same treatment was happening to the mains of the previous seasons. imagine eva, noora and isak being robbed off their season, being robbed off the time that should be about them and about their issues and storyline and focus by everything and everyone other than them.

imagine being 4 episodes in, almost halfway into the season, and … not even knowing anything about isak, noora or eva, but knowing about everyone else and getting full clips dedicated to everything but them. on things that aren’t even relevant anymore, yet still, those things taking up more airtime and coverage than the issues the main is facing.

we were promised a sana season, i shouldn’t have to be patient, whilst i have to wait, 4 episodes in to HER season, for HER arc, for HER story, for HER time to start.

don’t tell us to be patient. we’ve been patient long enough, believe me. you don’t wanna know just how patient muslim poc have been, for years, for this.

don’t tell us to be patient.

Listen, I’m just gonna throw in my 5 cents…

This was eventually going to happen, that’s a fact. I’m surprised BTS haven’t had a proper “romance” and “heartbreak” theme until now since it’s so typical. 

This is actually very good (in a way) because it shows that they’re mature enough now to fall in love and be in relationships, and not “just” high school boys fighting for their dreams. 

If they wanna go through the whole “we grew up” thing, relationships are a part of life, and it’s important to show it. 

Also, to be really fair, I think this is gonna help some ARMYs to see that the boys have LIVES and the possibility of them having partners is huge. Don’t think you’re not deluded if you believe they’re ‘bangtan sonyeondan’ 24/7, because they sure have their love interests and you’ve been living in a bubble, pal.

This opens a path for them to be able to interact with girls a bit more and even in the future, perhaps, announce a relationship without too much shock. The visuals this video (or series, idk) provide will be a start for other things to come.

I didn’t actually expect any LGBT representations to be really honest, because I know how hard it is to bring up this topic, and I know that even though BTS usually goes for the whole “harsh reality of things” side of the story, they still need a bit of a safe route to follow, and this is it. 

I’m sure the storyline will develop beautifully, and I know for a fact that the boys have always brought the difficulties we have to endure in life into their work, so I’m expecting a lot more depth to it as they release new stuff. 

I do believe they’ll make something outstanding and not just “oh look we’re in love” thing, because let’s not forget that the name of the project is still “Love Yourself’. Although, even if they do just a romance, it was to be expected eventually. 

Now we just wait for what’s about to come. 

My simself is beautiful.

writer geeking out about CP writing

From a writer’s point of view, analysing a quality story like Check Please is a pleasure, because Ngozi is so GOOD at using efficient storytelling tools- may they be in words or in images. 

I mean, this is a story that spans four years, with so many levels of humor, romance, angst, shenanigans, main plot and back plots, so many different characters- and it’s only 67 episodes long, if one doesn’t count the twitter or the extras. 67 episodes is NOTHING, and 9 panels per episode is even LESS space to tell such a layered story! Imagine your favorite novel- what do they have time to tell in 67 pages? Can they describe an entire scene in 9 sentences?

Like, let me geek out about about some tricks she used, tricks that I learned by myself through the years, writing a story with a lot of characters.

1- KNOW WHO’S THE STAR

With a lot of characters, it’s tempting to spend time with them all, since they’re all interesting. But if you focus too much on the backstage dancers, you lose track of Beyoncé. So even though it’s so much fun to focus on shenanigans and backstories, you are limited in time, space and effort and all this has to be focused on the protagonist, in this case, Bitty. All the CP characters are interesting, but I admire how she keeps them in check, telling their story through Bitty’s story, and not getting lost in details.

2- HERD YOUR SHEEPS

So, you’ve got an important event, or important information to transfer, in this case, Bitty and Jack coming out. When something like that happens in a text, it’s super tempting to write every single character’s reaction, the calls, the back and forth, etc etc. But it makes for a long and tedious form of storytelling, and makes a repetitive rhythm that just kills the mood. Something helpful I’ve learned through trial and error was that it’s more efficient to treat background characters as groups, and to just move those groups in time and space according to where you need them to be. Hm, okay it applied to action scenes in my case, but in CP’s last year, there was the coming out story that loomed upon them. How would Bitty’s parents react. How would the public. How would Parse. Making an episode about each one of these would be monotonous in the long term (added to Georgia, the Falcs, the SMH…) So instead of making three more coming out episodes, she was like: let’s make them all happen at the same time and be done with it. Et voilà, in a handful of panels and a couple of expressions, she resumed what could have taken months for a less experienced storyteller.

3- CUT THE CRAP

When you’re limited in time, energy, space and even more: reader’s attention, you have to know exactly what story you’re telling, and eliminate everything that doesn’t fit it. I admire Ngozi’s discipline in that aspect, because her universe is so charming, and some characters could steal the show easily- I mean, give me a 10K fic about Jack’s mental illness or the entire story about how Ransom met Holster- but those are traps that can muddy your main storyline. The tweets added wonders to the universe, but in the end, the amount of time a creator can spend on their creation is limited.And sadly, to be an efficient storyteller, you have to kill your darlings.

4- MAKE IT BIGGER. MAKE IT WORSE.

Yeah, things could go smoothly. OR we could have an amazing story to tell. One of the main things I learned writing my own original story is that you have a scene… but is there a way you can make it bigger? Is there a way you can make a situation WORSE for your character? Okay they’re fleeing the bad guy… But what if they broke a leg. More often than not, those options are the most interesting ones to tell. That’s why I adore the ending of year 3. Is it wise? Is it reasonable? No, but it sure as hell will give you things to worry about for year 4, and that’s what a story needs- it needs to keep you hanging till the end. We’re nearing the last act of the story- we should NOT feel at ease. Things HAVE to get worse before they are resolved, the main character HAS to be put in seemingly impossible situations so they can prove their worth. If Ngozi is the amazing storyteller that I know she is, she’s gonna make us, the readers, suffer even more in that last year. 



So, I know there’s been talk and unrest lately, because of course, a story can’t please everyone, but I’d like to add something to consider:

There are beats to a story, and one of the beats before the chaos of the final confrontation, is the weird calm that comes right before. Year 4 is the chaos, year 3 was Bitty -unknowingly- assembling his army to face the final beast that is all the shitstorm that will follow. Yeah, he will have to face every single thing he’s been avoiding so far- his parents, the public, Parse- but now he’s backed by a solid relationship, his friends, the Falcs. The episodes or year 3 may have been calmer and nicer than the two previous ones, but I see them as a hero picking his weapons in an armory. If Bitty only has those people to back him up against the world, those relationships NEEDED to be shown. (otherwise, would we really believe when a soldier sacrificed themselves for the king?)

Also, the main thing to remember in all this:

The story is not over.

It’s something that I see in series, in fanfics, and in webcomics- things that are consumed by the public before their ending. When you write a story, you have all the cards in your hands, and you get to pick when you play them, or if you play them at all. Will N talk about what seems to be Bitty’s mental illness issues? Maybe, maybe not. (I mean, as a writer I’d bring it to the most stressful moment, when he tries to captain a hockey team and write his thesis and have a relationship and face the world and make jam jam jam jam jam-  I know most of us have mental problems and we want best for our lovelies, but they ARE characters in a FICTIONAL story, they are there to serve a purpose and that purpose is to make us feel emotions. Stress is an emotion.)

So let’s remember- we don’t know everything yet, so we can’t judge an unfinished story like we do a finished one. You see a movie and they dropped the ball- yeah, okay, here are the points they missed. But there’s still a quarter of the CP storyline to come, and it’ll probably be the fullest, so let’s wait and see, and enjoy.

So yeah, she’s has a great grasp on the things she tells -and doesn’t tell. Let’s remember to respect the author even if we don’t like the creation, and most important of all, if you don’t enjoy the creation anymore, it’s okay, there are many others you can enjoy instead. Or better yet, make yours!

I’ll leave you with my general opinion about the internet as a whole:

They’re fictional. Chill. 

anonymous asked:

Was there any syndicated Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV that never got a proper conclusion that you'd like to see?

The 1991 Dark Shadows revival is worth a second look, because, among other things, it captured the weird, moody, gothic ambience of the original perfectly, and also because they brought back the creator of the original series, Dan Curtis, to be head writer/showrunner of the current show. It had great costuming, impressive special effects for 1991, the scripts were moody and interesting, and it had a great cast (including a young Joseph-Gordon Levitt). It was way past the standards of the usual TV revivals, chintzy nostalgia pieces like “Wild, Wild, West Revisted.”

The 1991 Dark Shadows was ahead of its time in two ways: 1) it was a reboot, before that was a common thing, and 2) it used the fact it was a reboot to go in a totally different direction. The finale ended with Victoria traveling back to the year 1795, where she found Barnabas was very much alive. By the end, she returned to the present and saw he was still around, so she knew he was a vampire. This was a totally new status quo, and since they already burned through the two most famous and obligatory storylines of the original series (the 1790s time travel arc and the introduction of Barnabas), we were now in Terra Incognita and anything could happen. 

I also thought that “The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.” ended with Brisco’s quest for justice unsolved, too.The funny thing is, the creator of Brisco County Jr. was Carlton Cuse, the head writer on Lost, and I kept waiting for a callback to Brisco that just never came. 

On ‘Why I Didn’t Want Season 2 Of Yuri!!! On Ice But Now I Absolutely Do Need It’

Alright, listen up guys. I believe we are all pumped for season 2 of Yuri on Ice! While that is obvious I also want to point out that at the same time the opposite is true, and I’m in fact super anxious about it!!!

Listen, I want all the good Victuuri content that could come and should come with season 2. I want it all the more considering that the ending of season 1 was… not much of an ending. With no marriage, although the thought was planted in our heads, and not even a gold medal for Yuuri, the story feels unfinished and incomplete.

Yuuri’s whole storyline is about finding strength through love. Naturally, we as the viewer, automatically root for the protagonist (especially when he is an endearing inspiring individual like Yuuri, LISTEN I LOVE HIM). But another reason for me was that he was supposed to win thanks to love, and it’s important to note that among all different kinds of love that Yuuri has finally found in his life, the one that propelled his development the most was his love for Victor. This is gay and so am I.

Throughout the series we’ve been told things like “I’ll prove it with a gold medal”, “love wins”, “we’ll get married once he wins a gold medal”. Even the gold of the rings alone could have been read as foreshadowing. And tbh TBH I wanted the series to end like this!! I wanted gold for Yuuri, lowkey hoped for marriage, the end! – no season 2.

I didn’t even think season 2 was a possibility as YoI was airing, not until the very last minutes of the very last episode. For many reasons like, you know, the mlm plotline! Or money - it was a low budget anime and we had no idea it would become this popular. Also, the structure of the general plot suggested a convenient way to wrap up the series with the GPF (and Yuuri winning gold ffs). Moreover: Stammi Vicino. 

Its last words are “let’s leave together, now I’m ready” so I assumed it meant both Victor and Yuuri leaving the ice at the end. (Which would be so romantic and good, at least for Victor, let him rest blease…!). The track list got leaked early on. With Stammi Vicino both at the beginning and at the end as a duetto, it was only logical to assume the story of the song is Crucial. There were just so many signs suggesting it would go like this, but.

The way the series ended was, to put it softly, surprising (Kubo’s favourite..) To put it less softly - unnecessary, even disappointing. I really really REALLY wanted love (gay love!) to win. It didn’t and instead it was Yurio who is a kid and has much more time to shine than Yuuri.

Now, the series is about a sport - unpredictable in itself, yes, however! a writer tells some kind of a story and has a power to give the events meaning. That’s what we expect! Yuuri not winning gold frankly has very little meaning. He did improve, became stronger thanks to love, however, from the perspective of narrative, it would be more logical to give the protag, who struggled so hard, the gold medal. 

But ok ok, if the writers really wanted to be so surprising and not do that, they could have at least give us the wedding to explicitly show that what Yuuri achieved is enough. I love my boy and he deserved as much.

And did they really need to give the gold to Yurio? Yuuri lost, and for what exactly? Maybe it’s true, that among those 6 finalists Yurio was the biggest threat to Yuuri idk. Buuut again, narratively speaking, Yurio is too young to be getting all the good stuff! Both the gold and the world record on his debut?? COME ON. Btw dragging Yuuri’s Eros in ep 11 so bad was just weird and cruel. Especially considering it was after the engaygment!! The scores in GPF were weird in general, that has been discussed enough. Gold for Yurio wasn’t too good for his storyline.. Imho pride and arrogance were rewarded.

But I don’t want to get into that too much. He is talented and hard-working just… not the one who deserved gold the most.

I realize a lot of this stuff has been said before but what I’m getting at here is that time passes by and I do not seem to be able to find my chill. The thing is, I would let it go more easily if that was any other story, but it is a beautiful happy mlm story and I invested A LOT of emotions into it.

I would probably appreciate this storyline more if it was immediately followed by some positive development, but it was the finale and now we are doomed to sit and wait, months are passing by and there’s still no solid promise of positive development that could come with season 2!! And anyway for someone who is so pumped for season 2 I’m so scared to be disappointed by the writers and the fandom both (and the latter is just bound to happen…) but I NEED it to go forward.

I just wish Kubo and Sayo were more careful with their writing. I think they do not comprehend the impact Yuri on Ice had on lgb people. They’re walking on thin ice (ha ha) with this representation and I may not be a skater but I do have a glass heart… “The story that never ends" better end, and in a satisfying way!!

@viktyuuris @quadsuki I’M TAGGING YOU TWO BECAUSE YOU MADE ME WRITE THIS

Omg?? Can some of y'all shut the fuck up about this “the show isn’t about Bellarke thing”?? Because we have literally endured nothing but negativity for this entire hiatus and we spent half of last season with Bellamy and Clarke being separated. So excuse me but YEA IM GONNA KEEP GOING OFF ABOUT BELLARKE because we finally have a reason to be positive in this fandom.

I’m loving the season so far. I’m so happy about Ravens leadership storyline. I’m excited that Luna is back. I can’t wait to know more about Gaia and Ilian. Hell, I can’t wait to see what happens to Octavia. Last nights episode had NO Bellarke and I still loved the damn episode.

But Bellamy and Clarke love each other and it’s never been more obvious than now so fuck u I’m gonna scream about it.

After (finally) finishing watching the latest episode I must say that I did love it. Everyone’s comedic timing was ON POINT and keyleth totally deserved the beautiful ceremony she got after all she went through. 

HOWEVER

(and i don’t meant this as anything against the other characters, it’s just because well, i’m a bit biased as you know) 

i’m kind of bummed vex still isn’t getting bigger storylines? i know the feywild arc was supposed to be hers, but i sort of feel she has been neglected a bit after that? i mean, i know she’s got a huge personality so she (pretty much like grog and scanlan before) is always THERE even if she’s not the person who’s most involved; but keyleth ended her aramente and got that amazing feat, vax is getting more and more raven queen’s content, percy got an ENTIRE arc and he still has whitestone waiting for him. idk, i just wish we could explore more about vex. there are a loooot of stories there that don’t even involve percy and the title (the poachers, some trace of saundor?, the clasp guy who stalked her, more about syldor, the fact that she left her blood in opash’s layer, her promise to the raven queen, etc.) and then there’s also the title and her duties and the grey hunt. It would be cool to see her bonding with Cassandra like Vax with Keyleth’s dad. THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS! 

matt, we know you’re the coolest, give vex some love this 2017. 

Why?

So, we are now a day into my grief. I am still experiencing shock, anger and a deep and pervading sadness. I know Sharon is a fictional character but she has become like family to me over the past nine years. I feel like a family member has died. I was hoping today that I’d feel better about what happened last night. But that isn’t the case. I honestly did not sleep all night. It took me a couple hours to get through the initial grief and anger before I could even try to go to sleep. Instead, I tossed and turned all night. I couldn’t seem to shut off the shock, anger, bitterness and sadness that I was feeling. I kept asking myself “Why? Why would they do this to us? What did we do to deserve this ending? Why did Duff lie?” I just couldn’t find any reason for Sharon’s death. I haven’t felt this filled with angst and shock and betrayal since the election last year. I have the same kick to the gut feeling that I had in November 2016. Thanks Duff for making me relive that frakking nightmare.

Sharon dying was hard enough to accept, but the way it was done was what I found even more appalling.


First of all you had James Duff saying he was writing season 6 for the fans, because he owed us for all our enthusiasm and loyalty over the years. He said he was going to finally give Mary a great storyline and use her amazing acting ability and he was giving us the Shandy wedding we’ve been waiting for. Even though I was saddened to hear the show had been cancelled I was excited for season six. When the season did start and the fandom freaked out at Sharon’s ominous inability to kick the flu, it was intimated that we were over reacting. Duff point blank said that he was not killing Sharon off. So, at least we didn’t have to worry about that.

As season 6 progressed we did get some amazingly tender Shandy moments along with an illness storyline I despised. But, still I thought, he’s doing this so we can see the love between Sharon and Andy and then she’ll get well and by the end of the season she will be Darth Raydor again and will take out Stroh in the last installment.  Or, as it became more apparent that he was NOT going to let Sharon have a quick fix, I thought she would spend the Stroh storyline waiting for a heart transplant, then she would have her heart transplant just as Stroh is taken down and we would end MC with her saying she was taking an extended leave to recover from her surgery and might end up retiring depending on how she progressed. And Andy would say he was retiring to be with Sharon and that he might do some PI work on the side. That way if MC was picked up by another network they could come back  and decide if they wanted to portray the show with Sharon back in charge or make it more of a PI show with Sharon, Andy and Provenza. It left the options open. And if another network didn’t pick up the show, we were left feeling good about Sharon getting well, spending time with her new husband, living a full life, embracing her future grandbabies. Instead Duff took away all happiness and all hope. He destroyed us and I’m sure he’s taking great pride in that.

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I don’t understand how there’s still people who firmly believe that Rey and Kylo will be enemies.
Scrolling down the comments of The Last Jedi Trailer on YouTube, there are so many saying that they can’t wait to see Rey kill Kylo.
And I’m like.
Are you all blind?
If Disney were to pursue the enemies storyline they would’ve made the most of it in marketing. We would’ve seen posters with Rey and Kylo, lightsabers locked, angry glares, everything forcing people to pick a side.
But no.
In the TFA poster we see Rey and Kylo, chest to chest, weapons aligned, almost as if they are ready to face an enemy together.
On the TLJ poster, we see them back to back, again as if they are protecting each other against someone else.
And everywhere else, they are never against each other.
Reylo has been screaming at us since TFA. And now, the rest of the fandom is starting to finally see it.

Trollhunters season 2 spoilers

I’m a little disappointed in the second season of this cartoon. Do not get me wrong, the animation is still excellent and the plot is okay. But… WERE THE HELL IS STRICKLER???
He appears only in two episodes. In one it’s not even the right Strickler, but his version from alternative past! And in the final episode, he appears for one minute at the very end and says only one sentence!
So he does not have his storyline this season! I waited a whole year and what did I get? My favorite character is not here without any reason. By the way, Barbara does not have her storyline this season too. She appears for two minutes in almost every episode, but her character is just a decoration and that’s it.

When and why did Gunmar kill all the Changelings? We did not even see their conflict! In one episode, he trusted Otto, and in the next episode he exterminated them all (well, okay, Nomura, NotEnrique and Strickler still alive).

And for the sake of God, why did Usurna become a villain? What is her motive? She was a wise ruler last season, what and when changed?

I do not understand.

Worse, I do not know when the third season will come. Del Toro wants to create a cartoon about aliens and another one about wizards, so … no trolls in the next couple of years? I hope not.

Criminal Minds 12x21 Thoughts
  • I have never trusted Shaw. Ugh.
  • DANG LUKE. What happened in Yemen? Backstory, backstory!
  • The freaking toothbrush shank. I was so worried he was going to hurt someone, but somehow this was more painful to watch. He’s losing it. 
  • Team “the Prosecutor is Terrible and Has No Heart”
  • Garcia broke me. My heart. Ohh my heart. It made me think back to the scene in Revelations where she tells JJ “if you stop being affected by things, you lose parts of yourself.”
  • Okay that reunion has put my heart back together again!! Don’t mind me, I’m just over here crying. 
  • And still crying, because he was waiting for someone to unlock the door for him. Oh, he’s going to have major PTSD from prison, isn’t he? 
  • I K N E W IT. Cat Adams.Cat freaking Adams. 
  • Garcia: “We have to deal with Cat Adams again?” Same, girl, same. Except I love Aubrey Plaza and this storyline is finally getting interesting, but, still. Y’all have been through enough.
  • Emily Prentiss is queen and I love her. “He’s been through too much. We’ve been through too much.” YASSS. Preach. What a leader. What a unit chief. Emily Prentiss for president. (Let the record show they have been through too much and deserve happiness gosh darn it).

I can’t wait until next Wednesday! I need answers. The explosion makes me think someone’s dying next week. Cat has a blonde wig - why? Disguise? Or is she trying to pass as JJ maybe for some reason? Also still trying to work out how Maeve will fit into this mess.

Arrow 5x19 “Dangerous Liaisons” Review: Girls Rule The World

Oh my goodness. This was such a good episode.

The fandom touted this episode as SMOAK VS ARROW—but it was more like Team Smoak (Helix) vs. Lyla (ARGUS) with Team Arrow assisting. And really this episode was about the women. Felicity and Lyla. Meanwhile their rather befuddled hubbies watched on and wondered if this was going to ruin any future chance of dinner parties once Digg’s OTP gets its shit together. (Digg is still waiting to try Oliver’s cordon bleu.)

Felicity’s involvement with Helix came to a head in this episode. We all knew it was coming; even if her storyline with Helix was rather slow going at the start. I knew it was too good to last and too good to be true. Frankly, I’ve enjoyed watching Felicity take control over how she wants to be a vigilante if only because it’s the kind of experience that will reaffirm for her the kind she knows she should be. For me this experience is much more about Felicity exploring herself than just a means for Oliver and Felicity to mend fences.

I am absolutely not here for anyone bad mouthing Felicity Smoak for what she did with Helix. There isn’t a character on this show that hasn’t done things equally as bad or worse. I still find a way to love Oliver (when he’s really Oliver) and Diggle. I root for Thea. I don’t need Felicity to be perfect—though to me she’s perfect the way she is—to love her. So if you’re of the mind that Felicity was wrong or out of line then please do us both a favor and click the X on the tab.

I know that many of us are all eagerly anticipating the reunion of Olicity and we definitely are on that path and next week will be even more instrumental to that. But what this episode did, which we’ve sorely been lacking for over 19 episodes, is it had them communicating. Those trust issues were brought back to light in this episode.

Olicity and Dyla

Felicity is convinced that she needs to do whatever it takes to get the tech from Helix that will finally pinpoint Adrian Chase so that he can be thrown in jail. Alena tells her that the never heard of before now Cayden James has the capability of tracking someone’s heartbeat to their location. Cayden James was imprisoned by ARGUS eight months ago and has been held in a Black Site ever since. Alena wants to break the founder of Helix out of his prison.

Felicity attempts to convince Lyla to release Cayden in exchange for the tech. Lyla won’t budge because Alena killed an ARGUS agent (supposedly an accident) to get one of the necessary keys to free Cayden James. Not to mention another agent was nearly killed too. Also because she says this mysterious man is bad news—and even compares him to a loose nuke. I personally didn’t think it was a coincidence that a nuclear weapon was mentioned. There are a lot of implications with that for Felicity—Havenrock and something that she worked to stop with her estranged father. (Who I really think might be Cayden James.)

That showdown in the Bunker was a really strong scene and went a long way towards Felicity’s motivations. In many ways Diggle and Oliver both have held Felicity to a higher standard than themselves. They said from the beginning they were going to protect “this girl” and I think in part that meant shielding her from making questionable choices. They’d been through real ugliness in the world; they didn’t want to expose her to that.

Except that she was faced with it anyway—in fact she came already prepackaged with a history of pain. But since S1 she’s been through four terrorist attacks; she’s been shot twice; paralyzed; gassed twice; kidnapped multiple times and lost several people she cares for. Meanwhile she fell in love and then lost the love of her life. For the last four years, Felicity has mainly been trying to make the right choices—and trying to lead her guys to those choices too. But she also respected that she couldn’t (for the most part) make the choices for them.

Her goodness and faith in Oliver allowed him to believe there was still goodness in him. She helped him to harness his light. But there’s been little reciprocation here and that’s the journey in 5x19 and 5x20. Felicity was making all the right choices and the pain kept coming, for her and her loved ones. It’s easy to see why she’d start to think that the only way to get something done was by taking the moral shortcuts.

In the Bunker when Felicity proclaims that they have no right to not let her make dubious moral choices. They are a team—OTA. And she wants to be considered equal in all parts. They’ve left her out of some of the darker parts of vigilantism but it has done little to shield her from the overall consequence and suffering that comes with it. She’s tired of watching her friends take that burden alone. Especially when, as she sees it, if she makes those choices they lead to results.

Originally posted by mariaslittlestuff

Felicity tells Oliver (and Lyla) that they have absolutely zero ground to stand on for telling her she’s out of line. She’s not wrong. Frankly, Diggle doesn’t have much of a right either. It was only a handful of weeks ago that he was torturing a man in Russia. Not to mention he shot his brother. So for me, it was all rather hypocritical for anyone to judge Felicity for her association with Helix.

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This year’s SSW’s theme appears to be ‘and the truth will set you free’.  

The only characters and storylines from last year’s SSW still not resolved besides Emma is Robron.  Just something to think about while we wait for Rebecca and her soon to be born baby …