I get so emotional when I think about the mayhem twins because they’re such an important m/f relationship that stayed platonic from beginning to end and that’s just so big???? And it shouldn’t be but it is. That’s just how rare m/f platonic relationships are on tv, it’s to the point where majority of the time a male and female will start off as friends and you’re thinking ‘good I hope the writers keep them this way’ but of course the writers pull a 'I don’t think so’ and end up having them eventually fall for each other. I’ve seen it happen too many times at this point so the poi writers keeping Shaw and Reese as just friends the entire series is admirable to me. Reese was literally a big brother to Shaw and was always there for her even when she didn’t think he would be. That’s just how much he loved her in a supporting way; Any other show’s writers would’ve definitely made them romantic, meanwhile we got blessed with the amazingness that is Root and Shaw and their entire dynamic and it wasn’t even supposed to happen. That’s another thing I’ll never get over…
Shoot weren’t planned!!1 Every little thing we got involving their relationship was just the writers going with the flow after their first scene together. How crazy is that? The writers had no idea they’d eventually give us this amazingly iconic slowburn with these two heavily complex characters. And because Root and Shaw weren’t planned, we got to see so much of them outside of their dynamic first which was what the writers originally planned for them and then along the way they just kept adding to their relationship making them develop feelings for each other, etc. For something that was never intended, it sure as hell felt natural and organic. Part of that is credited to the writers but the other is in part to Amy and Sarah’s incredible chemistry. I mean they really DID that relationship jesus.
Add to the fact that the whole team (3 older white men and a dog lol) knew about them and never cared that they were two women that fell in love, they always respected their relationship. And when Root was without Shaw and vice versa, the guys always supported them through the situation and helped them grieve like I cry???? So good.
I’ll shut up now but kudos to Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman for this. They might not have gotten everything right but the mayhem twins and Shoot’s dynamic? They truly created magic with both of those.
Which of the children is the biggest dork? They deserve a hug.
Well, the kids are all dorky in their own way, so it’s hard to compare.
Luckily enough for you, I made a graph to explain !!
Some of them, like Hanayo, Ruby and Kotori were very hard to put in there, but we counted their very specific sense of humor in. So these three are a little apart.
As you can see, you’ve got four categories.
The clumsy looney square is for the kids who trip over nothing, don’t get the jokes but laugh anyway, and the likes. They don’t expect to be funny, but somehow they’re glad they are.
The Living gag zone is for the kids who have come to terms and embraced their dork side. It’s part of them, they wouldn’t be themselves without it and they’re very attached to humor.
The sneaky prankster corner is for a bunch of kids who get into mischief within a heart beat, but you’ll never find out it’s actually their work if you don’t know them very well.
The denial land is for the most unfortunate ones. They don’t want to be funny, but somehow they are. Some of them are even hilarious, but they don’t want to hear about it. It will haunt them for days. Every time somebody dares to mention their unintentional jokes they scream internally (or externally, depending on the kid.)
There you have it, it’s actually a good way to know the type of kids you’re interacting with !
By the way mod Nocti belongs in the clumsy looney square idk what you’ll do with this information but h e y
Saskia loses a sanctuary, and gains something unexpected in the process. Jaalmance (is this the ship name??), pre-relationship
Saskia had been raised on Alliance vessels and space stations, the hum of a drive core or a mass effect field generator, the chill of metal under her feet as natural to her as grass and sunlight were to others. She knew the black depths of space, and had never been afraid.
But living in the Tempest, with SAM in her head and her crew watching her every move, waiting for the sign that she’d finally snapped and gone mad—was like the entire ship was shrieking and she was standing in a huge, empty room with thousands of unseen eyes pulling her apart.
I look at Mereel and I see a man hardened by years of grief and trauma and resolve, and yet when he smiles for a moment he looks like a young man again—the kind of man unburdened by the responsibilities he’s taken, the role he’s played, the sacrifices he’s made in providing his brothers hope when no one else could. He’s older now, less spry, less reckless, more world-weary around the edges; but he’s never lost that spark, that mischief that sometimes shows in the glint of his eye just before he goes to unleash hell on someone unsuspecting (whether that means taking out an Imperial compound on his own, or discreetly filling Ordo’s personal quarters with squeaky toys, it’s hard to tell).
Oh, how you’ve aged, Mereel. Eyes still on the stars, moving ever forward. I wish you’d remember to take some time to yourself, every once in a while. As often as you need to—the rest of the galaxy can wait.
bonus track - ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ . we are the hearts - exgf . monsters - ruelle . bottom of the river - delta rae . cough syrup - young the giant . all those friendly people - funeral suits . who’s with us - current swell . comes and goes (in waves) - greg laswell . the ship in port - radical face . whisper - the dear hunter . the kids aren’t alright - fall out boy . renegades - x ambassadors . the funeral - band of horses . youth - daughter . use somebody - scala & kolacny brothers . home ii - dotan . young volcanoes - fall out boy . this is gospel - panic! at the disco . the greatest - sia . byegone - volcano choir . sleep in the heat - pup . long live - taylor swift (ft. paula fernandes on spotify)
DEAR EVAN HANSEN candles!!! My Hamilton obsession inspired my first line of candles, now my new love for Dear Evan Hansen has resulted in a new group. These smell amazing and are a great way to show off your love for the show. Find them on Etsy! Label art by the amazing mimiadraws.
Hello, I'm not a 'larrie' but anyways i wholeheartedly agree with your thoughts-on-Liam post. It feels so weird thinking of him as an actual father. Now, I'm a Louie girl but his kid doesn't stop me from thirsting over him and i was wondering why that was the case and i guess its cause he doesn't give two shits about being a dad for freddie lmao but with Liam its different because he's so genuine with it. (And If larry is a thing, then I'm sorry Harry for thirsting on your man sorry not sorry)
“And If larry is a thing, then I’m sorry Harry for thirsting on your man sorry not sorry” - I need this framed and also harry to see this