I legitimately don’t understand Pearl and the
others’ desire to stay in MF and that’s what happens when the flashbacks are
mostly about Katherine, Stefan and Damon. These vampires should’ve been pillars
of the community and then turned on or something to that effect because then
the desire to stay in the town would be reasonable. If they just want to kill
people then they could go out and kill people.
“I’m sorry he just makes me so cranky.” That’s
all, Elena? The rapist and attempted murderer of your best friend just makes
you cranky? Cool. But the way she folds into Stefan and closes her eyes as she
leans against his chest, that level of solace and comfort and relief is so
great to see.
“Which means nothing if you’re not safe too!” I
love how Stefan brushed her hair and then she moves her hands from his chest to
his wrists. Little details, man, little physical details.
Their fireplace hug is still one of my
favourites. They’re just wrapped around each other.
Jeremy, cut your hair.
Also manipulating Anna like that is mean. Then
again, she manipulated you too. So, fair, I guess.
I love how Matt gently teases Caroline about
staying off her cell phone. They were mad cute.
I forget. Was it established that tomb vampire
dude knows Stefan’s routine, that he would know that Stefan would hunt for
animal in the woods?
I like how this rain scene had all the DErs like
OMG DE RAIN, TENSION, LOVE and Elena is literally trying to fight Damon to get
into a house full of vampires to get Stefan back.
Even the way Damon holds Elena’s head is like he’s
talking to his sister-in-law.
This is a terrible situation for Stefan but I am
seeing topless Paul so I mean, plus.
Alaric is also hella chill about the fact that
Damon killed Ms. Gibbins.
“Who is that?” “It’s not my mother.” I don’t
know, Michael’s delivery was done well here.
Anna, Jeremy, you two aren’t even being subtle
about secret texting. Like Jeremy is deadass standing up and LOOKING at you AS
LMAO I am LAUGHING because Elena runs out of the
car and when she gets to the house, she realizes there’s a separate entrance
leading to the basement and that’s where she goes to get Stefan. If Damon had
actually done some recon on the house and did that too then he would’ve only
had to kill the vampire standing guard of Stefan and then they could’ve gone
out the same way Elena got in. Much simpler plan.
“What about you?” Elena, there’s no reason why
you should care if Damon lives or dies.
I just realized that when Elena falls down and
scrapes her hand, Stefan stares at it, hungry obviously, and then asks “Are you
OK?” My guy was legit tortured and he’s asking about Elena, which is like in
2x21 when he keeps saying “I’m so sorry” even though Damon pulled a bitch ass
move and stabbed him. And people want to talk about how he never loved Elena
Fredrick! That’s tomb dude’s name.
I also find it hilarious that in season 4 they
make this entire narrative about Elena being this lost little girl who was too
scared to do anything when she literally went into a house full of vampires to
save Stefan in this episode and then stabbed one with a vervain dart. She was
more active as a human.
Elena feeding Stefan her blood is still such a
beautifully tragic scene. Paul’s look of anguish gets me every time, he is in
so much pain but what shines through the most is this profound fear for Elena
and it’s heartbreaking but Elena’s insistence of staying by his side and trusting
him with her vein, so a powerful scene for their relationship.
And the way she smiles when he responds to her
blood. I have this post about how agitated Elena gets when Stefan is hurt and
how relieved she is, like physically and mentally and emotionally relieved when
he gets better.
Also Stefan immediately retracting his vampire
face when he shoves Elena and that absolute look of embarrassment and shame and
guilt is WONDERFUL, Paul is such an underrated actor.
An anon asked me about underrated SE scenes and
I haven’t gotten around to answering it, but one of them is the scene I’m
watching where Elena is clearly distraught at seeing Human Blood Stefan and
says he was like this whole other person and she’s nervous and anxious and then
Stefan touches her face and she closes her eyes and she has this look of almost
serenity on her face as he continues to stroke it and it’s like, he’s always
that person, no matter what, he is that person for her.
I think we could’ve lingered on Elena sort of just
sinking onto the stairs after coming home from Matt’s when he finds out Vicki
is dead and Jeremy is going upstairs and have her just sort of bunch her hair
in her fists or something, I don’t need her to cry but like something to show
And Stefan shame-drinking blood is pretty
Thanks for reading! I will try to
do another review tonight but I have a thing I need to go to in like 5 minutes
so it depends on how long it’ll be and how buzzed I’m going to get, which means
either a drunk review or no review tonight.
“Queen Sugar” just had one of the best speeches I’ve ever heard on Social Injustice
This needs to be heard by everyone. Reblog forever. This show deserves ALL THE EMMYS…
Melissa: Nova, our conversation today is going to focus on
the idea of the journalists as activists. And looking at your body of work, of
which I’m a big fan, you’ve covered everything from police corruption in low
income communities to the problem of the American migrant workforce. When you
think of your role as a journalist do you feel a sense of responsibility to
take an advocacy position in your work?
Nova: I absolutely do. I worked hard to get to a place where
I can choose the stories I want to cover, and it’s important for me to reflect humanity
in my work, so there’s definitely an advocacy component in everything that I
write. I think it’s critical that you use your platform, whatever that is…blogs,
twitter, social media, whatever…to empower as well as educate.
Melissa: Let’s talk about a piece you wrote earlier this
year on the “for-profit” prison complex and over-policing. I understand that
you were able to help the young man featured in that story. His name is Too
Nova: Yes, that’s correct.
He’s been released on bail, but we still have a huge uphill battle to
get his charges dropped. The Public Defender’s Office in Louisiana is woefully
underfunded, yet they are sure happy to keep the bail money coming in. It could
be years before Too Sweet gets a trial.
Melissa: But I just want to reiterate, his charges are quite
serious. I mean “intent to distribute”, “assault on an officer”. Those are
pretty serious charges.
Nova: Serious charges if they were true. Now, regardless, no
minor should be held in an adult prison. They are not equipped to handle the
emotional and psychological trauma of prison culture.
Melissa: That’s a good point. That’s a form of PTSD that we rarely
Melissa: Now, I know that you’re not publicly affiliated
with the Black Lives Matter network or movement, but BLM has really changed the
way that civil rights and social justice are articulated and the way they’re
executed in this country. But now with one tweet you can move the needle. So as
a journalist, give me your thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement as a
Nova: The BLM energy was formally birthed in response to the
2012 acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer. And there have been chapters around
the world that respond to incidents of anti-blackness and state sanctioned
violence against black people. The movement is for people who are interested in
the liberation of black lives.
Melissa: And yet, there’s serious criticism of BLM. What do
you make of those critiques, especially of their relationship with Law
Nova: The one criticism that frustrates me the most is this
idea that there is a need for a leader, which is this coded language for
meaning that there is no “straight male leader” at the helm. But truth is,
civil rights work has been organized by communities of women, queer, and gender
non-conforming people of color. Secondly, there’s this misconception that
anything “pro-black” means “anti-white”. It doesn’t. Anybody who wants to fight
for equity and justice should feel empowered to do so. I mean, reality is…law
enforcement in this country is built on anti-black racism. As a community we
need to interrogate our relationship with police. It’s critical for our
survival. We deserve to be served and protected, and I want to work hand in
hand with the brave men and women who agree with that on the force. Because
they do exist. I know that for a fact.
-“I think it’s critical that you use your platform, whatever that is…blogs,
twitter, social media, whatever…to empower as well as educate.”
Empower. Educate. Pass this along. Don’t let it die. The only way to fix what’s broken is to talk about it.
i got my grade back for my 12 page narnia paper and uh well…
in my defense i really thought i was answering the prompt but i guess not, i can only IMAGINE what was going through this woman’s head when she opened up my word document to find 12 pages of seemingly unrelated ranting about the three chronicles of narnia films and she can’t even fail me for it because technically, technically i did talk about gender in the media