what a great call back

  • *the lab*
  • Molly: *working*
  • Molly: *thoughtfully* If you ever get married, would you invite me to the wedding?
  • Sherlock: *looking through the microscope* Can't have a wedding without the bride.
  • Molly: ...
  • Molly: *blinks* I-I was talking to Anthony.
  • Sherlock: *looks up*
  • Molly's Intern: *waves awkwardly*
  • Sherlock: ...
  • Sherlock: ...
  • Sherlock: So was I.
  • Molly's Intern: *panicky* What?
  • Sherlock: *looks back at the microscope; embarrassed* Get out.
  • Molly's Intern: *scurries off*
  • Molly: *amused* That wasn't nice. I needed him.
  • Sherlock: *blushing* Oh...be quiet.
  • Molly: *steps closer; smirks* That's no way to speak to your bride.
  • Sherlock: *smiles; nonchalant* So...so that's a yes?
  • Molly: *laughs* Of course.
  • Nino: ok wait I have an idea
  • Nino: you gotta call out 'babe!' and see who looks up
  • Nino: I'll go first
  • Nino: BABE!
  • Adrien: lmao nobody even flinched
  • Nino: you try then
  • Adrien: I will
  • Adrien: BABE!
  • Nathanel: what?
  • Marinette: yeah?
  • Chloe: you called?
  • Nino: what the fu
(BMC) Rich Got A Boyfriend, Song Parody

Parody: Rich Got a Boyfriend
Song: The Smartphone Hour (Rich Set a Fire)
By: Be More Chill

The parody no one asked for, and yet I made.
Also I kind of gave up halfway ahaha sorry
~*~

(MICHAEL)
Come on Jer
I know you’re there, ugh
Wait until I tell you what I heard
It’s too great to type it out
It’s ripe
Call back
You’ll freak out, I am sure

(JEREMY)
Player Two is calling
Player Two is calling
Player Two is calling
Hey!

(MICHAEL)
Oh my god
Oh my god
Okay so

At the end of school last evening
Very end of school last evening
Did you see Rich?

(JEREMY)
Yeah, I saw Rich

(MICHAEL)
So he’s behaving weird beyond his normal habit
Jumping up and down like a crazy rabbit

(JEREMY)
It must be hard living with no squip
I can’t blame him for kind of losing it

(MICHAEL)
Right but
He’s not insane

(JEREMY)
I never said he–

(MICHAEL)
Yo, he’s not insane!!

(JEREMY)
I never said he…?

(MICHAEL)
No
Because I know that it looked wack
But there were reasons for his lack
Of dignity– he had a plan he was scared to do
His fear kicked in and made him look like a goddamn fool
Now, do you want me to tell you?

(JEREMY)
Spit it out, spit it out!

(MICHAEL)
You really want me to tell you?

(JEREMY)
Spit it out, spit it out!!

(MICHAEL)
I’ll tell you ‘cause you are my closest friend

(JEREMY)
I’m your boyf

(MICHAEL)
Yeah, I know
So here’s what happened at the school-day’s end

Rich approached Jake and asked him out on a date
Wooojejwjhah
Rich approached Jake and asked him out on a date
Woooah

He told him he was bi
Wanted to give guys a try

And then Jake said yes and now I think they’re a pair
And then Jake said yes and now I think they’re a pair!!

(JEREMY)
Omg, Chris, answer me
This
Is some major news that you need to hear!!

(CHRISTINE)
Ignore

(JEREMY)
And also space and awkward face
I know you’re not very into gossip and that we’re still uncomfortable over our failed relationship but I actually think you’ll like this and I’m sorry once again about everything, okay?
Smiley face, huggy, question mark

(CHRISTINE)
Hey

(JEREMY)
You good?

(CHRISTINE)
I am

(JEREMY)
Awesome so
At the end of school last evening
Did you see Rich?

(CHRISTINE)
No I left quick

(JEREMY)
So he’s behaving weird and Mike was freaking
That Rich lost it; he was shrieking

(CHRISTINE)
His life is really bad just give him a break
He still has burn marks from burning down that house

(CHRISTINE/JEREMY)
His life is really bad just give him a break
He still has burn marks from burning down that house

(JEREMY)
Right but
That’s not the point
This time he actually had a plan
Involving Jake– I think you already understand

Rich approached Jake and asked him out on a date
Woooah
He told him he was bi
Wanted to give guys a try
And then Jake said yes and now I think they’re a pair!!
And then Jake said yes and now I think they’re a pair!!

(MICHAEL)
Hey everybody, have you heard?
Rich got a boyfriend, now go spread the word!

(JEREMY)
Sending a text! (Text)
Sending a tweet! (Tweet)
Sending a text! (Text)
Tweet! (Tweet)
Release the information, step and repeat

(CHRISTINE)
I’m glad to hear (Hear)
That Rich is snout (Snout?)
No I meant out… Did I say snout?
Sorry guys, my typing skills are awful, no doubt
(All her typing skills are awful, no doubt!)

(ALL)
R-I-C-H
We’re all here
Just in case anyone tries to point or leer
Jake is lucky, so are you
You guys are adorable… And a good match, too!
R-I-C-H
We’re so proud
The tall popular guy is finally away from the crowd
R-I-C-H
We’re all here
Screw the haters, you have us so don’t you fear!

{Insert passive aggressive screeching}

Book Ron vs. Movie Ron

In the books, the trio fits together and each of them fills a distinct role.

The movies basically ended up taking all of the good parts of Ron’s character and applying them to Hermione. So Hermione becomes perfect and all that Harry really needs, and Ron is just extraneous.

I could write a whole post about why airbrushing Hermione’s flaws is a problem, but I’ll try to keep this about Ron since I think he suffers the most.

Book Ron is a valuable member of the team. Movie Ron is comic relief and dead weight.

Here are some examples of what I mean:

Devil’s Snare

BOOK RON:

“Stop moving!” Hermione ordered them. “I know what this is — it’s Devil’s Snare!”

“Oh, I’m so glad we know what it’s called, that’s a great help,” snarled Ron, leaning back, trying to stop the plant from curling around his neck.

“Shut up, I’m trying to remember how to kill it!” said Hermione.

“Well, hurry up, I can’t breathe!” Harry gasped, wrestling with it as it curled around his chest.

“Devil’s Snare, Devil’s Snare… what did Professor Sprout say? — it likes the dark and the damp.”

“So light a fire!” Harry choked.

“Yes — of course — but there’s no wood!” Hermione cried, wringing her hands.

“HAVE YOU GONE MAD?” Ron bellowed. “ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT?”*

“Oh, right!” said Hermione, and she whipped out her wand, waved it, muttered something, and sent a jet of the same bluebell flames she had used on Snape at the plant. In a matter of seconds, the two boys felt it loosening its grip as it cringed away from the light and warmth. Wriggling and flailing, it unraveled itself from their bodies, and they were able to pull free.

“Lucky you pay attention in Herbology, Hermione,” said Harry as he joined her by the wall, wiping sweat off his face.

“Yeah,” said Ron, “and lucky Harry doesn’t lose his head in a crisis — ‘there’s no wood,’ honestly.”

MOVIE RON:

[Hermione tells them to relax, Harry does. He and Hermione fall through. Ron continues to panic and shout for help from above]

HERMIONE: [to Harry] I remember reading something in Herbology.

RON: [still trapped] Help!

HERMIONE: Umm…

RON: Help!

HERMIONE: ‘Devil’s Snare, Devil’s Snare, it’s deadly fun; but will sulk in the sun.’ That’s it! Devil’s Snare hates sunlight! Lumus solem!

RON: Aaahh! [Ron falls through]

HARRY: Ron, are you okay?

RON: Yeah.

HARRY: OK.

RON: Whew! Lucky we didn’t panic!

HARRY: [sternly] Lucky Hermione pays attention in Herbology.

So in the book, Hermione wrings her hands in a sudden panic and Ron reminds her to light one of her bluebell flames. Both Harry and Ron fall through at the same time. In the movie, Ron panics and is essentially deadweight while a calm Hermione solves the problem. And then Ron pats himself on the back for not panicking (comic relief for the viewers), and Harry coolly defends Hermione.

Snape calls Hermione a know-it-all

BOOK RON:

“That is the second time you have spoken out of turn, Miss Granger,” said Snape coolly. “Five more points from Gryffindor for being an insufferable know-it-all.”

Hermione went very red, put down her hand, and stared at the floor with her eyes full of tears. It was a mark of how much the class loathed Snape that they were all glaring at him, because every one of them had called Hermione a know-it-all at least once, and Ron, who told Hermione she was a know-it-all at least twice a week, said loudly, “You asked us a question and she knows the answer! Why ask if you don’t want to be told?”

The class knew instantly he’d gone too far. Snape advanced on Ron slowly, and the room held its breath.

“Detention, Weasley,” Snape said silkily, his face very close to Ron’s. “And if I ever hear you criticize the way I teach a class again, you will be very sorry indeed.

MOVIE RON:

SNAPE: Thank you, Mr. Malfoy. That is the second time you have spoken out of turn, Miss Granger. Are you incapable of restraining yourself, or do you take pride in being an insufferable know-it-all? [Hermione looks hurt]

RON: He’s got a point, you know.

SNAPE: Five points from Gryffindor! As an antidote to your ignorance, and on my desk by Monday morning, two rolls of parchment on the werewolf, with particular emphasis on recognizing it.

Ron shouts at Snape and gets himself landed in detention on Hermione’s behalf, whereas in the books he just twists the knife.

The trio meet Sirius Black in the Shrieking Shack

BOOK RON:

Without knowing what he was doing, [Harry] started forward, but there was a sudden movement on either side of him and two pairs of hands grabbed him and held him back…"No, Harry!” Hermione gasped in a petrified whisper; Ron, however, spoke to Black.

“If you want to kill Harry, you’ll have to kill us too!” he said fiercely, though the effort of standing upright was draining him of still more color, and he swayed slightly as he spoke.

“Lie down,” [Sirius] said quietly to Ron. “You will damage that leg even more.”

“Did you hear me?” Ron said weakly, though he was clinging painfully to Harry to stay upright. “You’ll have to kill all three of us!”

[Sirius says there will be only one murder, Harry asks Sirius if he’s gone soft]

“Harry!” Hermione whimpered. “Be quiet!”

MOVIE RON:

HARRY: Ron!

[Ron snivels incoherently on the bed, nursing his leg]

HERMIONE: Ron! You okay?

HARRY: The dog- where’s is it?

RON: Harry! It’s a trap! He’s the dog. He’s an Animagus…

HERMIONE: If you want to kill Harry, you’ll have to kill us, too!

In the books, Ron is right by Hermione holding Harry back, and while Hermione addresses Harry in a “petrified whisper” and tells him to be quiet, while Ron is the one to address Black directly and say that Black will have to kill them to get to Harry. Despite the fact that he’s barely upright. In the movie, Hermione looks like the brave heroine, sacrificing herself for her friend while Ron moans about his broken leg.

The movies omitted the part where Harry physically attacked Sirius and Sirius defended himself by grabbing Harry by the throat, but in that scene Hermione reacts by kicking Sirius hard enough to loosen his grip on Harry and Ron literally “throws himself on Sirius’s wand hand” in order to knock it out of Sirius’s hand. That’s a far cry from whimpering in the background while Hermione and Harry confront Sirius.

Other examples:

  • In CoS, when they “follow the spiders,” Ron resigns himself to following them. When they get deep into the forest and Harry asks if Ron thinks they should keep going, Ron says “we’ve come this far.” When they do encounter the spiders, Ron holds his own despite being terrified. He literally picks up a full-size boarhound and throws him in the backseat before throwing himself in the drivers’ seat. When they reach Hagrid’s, Ron sits in the car for a full minute and then vomits in Hagrid’s garden. It’s not that Book Ron wasn’t terrified out of his mind, it’s just that he was keeping his fear at bay in order to help Harry (and Hermione). Whereas Movie Ron just whines, cries, begs Harry to go back, and is completely useless in that entire scene.
  • In GoF, when Book Hermione reads Rita’s article about her and Krum. Book Ron is actively concerned for Hermione, saying that Rita is making her out to look like a “scarlet woman.” Movie Ron is barely paying attention as Hermione reads the article aloud.
  • In CoS, when Draco calls Hermione a mudblood. In the books, Ron Both jumps to her defense, but Book Hermione doesn’t even know what the word even means. Ron is the one to explain it to her. Movie Ron jumps to her defense, but in this case, Hermione already knows and explains it to Harry while Ron vomits in the background. Lots of other wizarding world exposition goes to Ron in the books and Hermione in the movies, for example, the discussion of Harry being a Parselmouth later in that same book.
  • In GoF, Ron acts like a spoiled brat to Harry and it’s never explained why. Whereas in the books, he acts like a sulky brat and Hermione explains why.
  • In OotP, Movie Ron makes a comment about going easy on Hermione during a DA practice. and then when she stuns him first, he tries to play it off like he was just going easy on her. Book Ron repeatedly praises Hermione and makes it clear that he thinks she’s better at magic. It’s easy to imagine Book Ron joking about something like that or teasing Hermione, but Movie Ron is completely serious and viewers get to laugh at his conceit.
  • In DH, Ron is freaking the hell out when Hermione’s being tortured, he’s shouting her name and banging on the walls. Movie Ron is much less concerned and emotional.
  • Important conversations that take place with only Hermione and Harry rather than Hermione, Harry, and Ron. the biggest example of this is the scene at the end of HBP where Hermione and Harry are talking about the future while Ron sits on the steps behind them.
  • Ron’s decisions/ideas or decisions that were made as a group turn into Harry (or Hermione)’s decision/idea. Individually they’re just tweaks to the dialogue and seem unimportant, but they kind of add up. Movie Harry will tell Movie Ron to do something that Ron volunteered to do in the books.
  • A lot of little moments where Ron defends Harry or helps him are omitted. It’s not that I expect every book moment to be there, but there are so many smaller moments where Ron tells Malfoy to shove off, defending him from Snape, or even telling Hermione to lay off Harry.

Ron is still comic relief, but he’s the butt of the joke rather than the source. The movies omit a lot of humor, probably because it kind of screws up the tone, but the filmmakers tend to either use Ron as the butt of a joke or have another character (like Hermione) to say/do something that will lighten the moment.

Seriously? WTF, filmmakers.

Lin-Manuel Miranda caps a huge ‘Hamilton’ year with 'Moana’ (L.A. Times):

[…] When did “Moana” come to you?

I can trace the journey of “Moana” in the journey of my son’s life. I found out I got the job on “Moana” the same day I found out I was going to be a father. My wife was going on a business trip and she was leaving first thing in the morning. She turned to me and said, “You’re gonna be a father. I gotta go catch a plane.”

And I went, “What? That’s great.” And fell back asleep. I had to call her back for confirmation. Then I got the call later that afternoon that I got the job. They called me again and said, “We’re all going to New Zealand this weekend; you’re leaving first thing in the morning.” It was pre-“Hamilton.” So I’ve been working on this for two years and seven months. My son [just] turned 2.

It was really kind of an incredible journey. And the “Hamilton” phenomenon happened while I was writing it.

How did you split the time?

I had to really protect my writing time. In one sense it was really great, because, you know, when something is as successful as “Hamilton” everyone wants a piece of you. Everyone wants 10 minutes to talk about their pitch, or press, or what have you. The things that come with the success of a thing.

I got the luxury of having to say no to a ton because I was like, “Tuesdays and Thursdays are full-time ‘Moana’ writing days.” I would meet via Skype with the creative writing team at 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, then I would go to the chiropractor, then I would get into costume for a 7 p.m. show. It was built into my performance schedule.

I also had the luxury of amazing singers in the building — so a lot of my early demos for “Moana” is [the “Hamilton” cast]. Pippa [Phillipa] Soo, who played my wife, singing Moana’s tunes, and Chris Jackson, who played George Washington, singing Maui’s tunes. He’s actually in the movie: He’s the singing voice of Moana’s dad.

[…]

What was the key that unlocked the character of Moana for you?

The thing that resonated for me with Moana is she is not someone who hates where she is. Moana loves her family, she loves her island. She knows she’s got responsibilities and she’s ready to embrace them. And yet there is this voice inside her that says you’re not supposed to be here, you’re supposed to be somewhere else.

I can relate to that. I was a kid who was always making stuff. I didn’t know whether I wanted to make action movies or animated cartoons or musicals, but I was always just making stuff. My parents were like, “This is not practical. You’ll be a great lawyer.” And it was never gonna happen. I loved my parents and I loved where I lived, but I also had this voice that was, what’s the distance between me and what I want. That’s what I tried to imbue her with without villainizing the things around her. It’s not “there must be more than this provincial life,” it’s “I love it here and yet; and yet every time I absentmindedly walk I find myself at the water again.”

Given the love for “Hamilton” in the world, given that its journey is not over by a long shot, there is going to be some high school in Kansas that wants to mount a production of “Hamilton” and all of the roles are gonna be played by white kids. Is that missing the point? Or is that the point?

When it comes to kids, I relax all of my rules. When I think from my perspective I got to be a son in “Fiddler,” I got to be Conrad Birdie, I got to play roles that I’ll never get to play as an adult. Once you’re an adult, the world puts you in a box and you’re cast by type and ethnicity. I directed “West Side Story” my senior year in high school. I was one of the only Latino kinds in my school, so my Sharks were white and Asian. At the same time, I was able to flip that into a teaching moment. I brought my dad in to do dialect coaching so it wasn’t [bad] Hollywood accents, it was authentic Puerto Rico accents that these kids were attempting.

I hope there’s enough in “Hamilton” that if you go to a school where there are literally no kids of color — and that is increasingly rare in our country, which is a good thing — your job is to honor the story. For me “In the Heights” has been this. I get joy from both sides of it. I get joy that kids who go to schools that are largely white suddenly are waving Dominican flags around and having to learn Spanish to understand what they’re singing. So they’re getting a dose of cultural education by virtue of doing this show they like. Whether or not they have quote unquote permission to do it. They’re getting it. The medicine is going in. You now have empathy for a group of people that have never been in your school.

I’m grateful for that. Then when a school in the South Bronx does it and it’s all black and Latino kids and the sense of ownership and pride they feel — like this is ours, this is about our families — there’s no quantifying the joy I get from seeing a production like that.

I think keeping kids from art is not something that’s interesting to me. Now, regional productions are a whole different thing. When you’re in a professional production it’s like, cast [it] right. Save yourself the headache of everything that comes with a very important conversation about cultural appropriation.

Is there somebody who has the ‘How to be a Celebrity’ playbook that you’re cribbing from? You’ve navigated the pre-“Hamilton” to post-“Hamilton” transition better than most.

You learn very quickly that the trappings of it is how much you bring to it. If you surround yourself with three security guards and an entourage, people are gonna look at you. As opposed to my friend Josh Groban, who takes the train to work. And he’s Josh Groban. He’s got millions of fans. He wears it lightly. He’s still just a guy. I’m inspired by that. I refuse to sit on a pedestal that people want to put you on. I’ll write a dumb tweet in the morning and someone will be like, “Pulitzer Prize winner. Can’t get his coffee right.”

You can’t stop being the person you were just because more people are looking at you. […]

read the rest of the great interview!

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CASEY: Don’t encourage him, dad. He should call his girlfriend and sort things out.

DENNIS: Casey, we men, we’re not really… talkers.

Okay, so, we talk about this scene a lot, but we don’t really talk about it.

What makes this episode great isn’t the “Derek calls her dad back!” part. For me, it’s what’s behind his motivation to call him back. Like always, Derek puts Casey before everything else. He and his girlfriend, Kendra, have just gotten into a fight, and he’s avoiding her because he can’t deal with girly tears and emotions. Kendra is pretty much in the same situation as Casey, upset and distraught, but Derek doesn’t bat an eyelash.

Cue Casey starting to have a breakdown about not being able to spend any time with her dad on her perfect night–Derek being the only one in their family of seven to notice this–and you know what he does? He stops it with his whole ‘I don’t care’ shtick, calls her dad, and convinces him to skip his plane ride back to Toronto and come back. Instead of going to his room and fixing things with Kendra, instead of waiting for Casey’s feeling to blow over themselves, Derek puts Casey’s needs and sadness over everything.

The clincher here is that Casey only realizes that Derek called her dad back when he mentioned that “guy talk is so much easier,” relating back to their earlier conversation when Derek was blowing off Kendra because he doesn’t do girl talk, and he’s not good at sorting things out. The thing is? He kind of just did. But to Casey. It’s always Casey for Derek; he knows how much this meant to her, so he went ahead and came through for her.

The only thing this episode was missing was Derek watching Dennis and Casey from the staircase. God, that would’ve been a perfect ending.

2

it’s your majesty

95/365 Days of Outlaw Queen

Time for me to make an OSR Fanfic directory for those in need of new fanfic to read

 Since I already updated Lost on Nourasia, it seems like apt time to check out some new fanfic for my OSR buds:

  • Lost on Nourasia: written by your’s truely and updated now. Molly gets sent to Nourasia by forces that seem to be beyond her power and tossed into a struggle of mythology and power.
  • Second Chance: Ongoing; Eva is given a second chance to save her mother and change the events of OSR.
  • Love at the Great Race: Finished; What if Canaan did not call Aikka back at that one scene under the tree?
  • Love on Earth: Sequel to LatGR; Molly starts training with her newfound powers and finding her knights and her people.
  • War for Byrus: Finished; Molly and Aikka are about to be wed, but a war breaks out on Byrus, and Aikka is forced to go there to stop the Crogs.
  • Calling for Help: Sequel; after finding out about Molly, Aikka goes to Oban to seek help from Jordan.
  • The Elysian Chronicles: Nature’s Way: Those Left Behind: Enemies and Allies: Loyalty: Legacy:  The first OSR fanfic I fell in love with and it’s a really awesome series to check out. A must for every OSR fan.
  • And Only Space Stood Between Them: A brand new Mokka centric fic.
  • Magic of the Star Maiden: OSR AU where Eva spends time on Nourasia before she goes to Oban. There’s a dragon in there too.
  • Aftermath of Oban: After the events of Oban, Eva must deal with the consequences of the race of Oban and dealing with her feelings for the Prince.
  • Guardian Legends: The galaxy deals with a new threat that may destroy it unless someone takes on the mantle of a new power that may or may not stop them.
  • Spanner in the Works: An AU where Rick goes to Oban with Eva, after he realizes that she’s still in trouble.
  • Just like Your Mother: This is really cute, just read it.

So that’s all of the one’s I’m going to share today, so go on and read them, bookmark them for later, because these are must reads.

I just checked out my activity page and, um, well…It looked like this.

HERE HE COMES

Love That Last

I was so excited! I got to see my best friend for the first time in two months. I smiled down at my carry on. I chuckled to myself Niall was going to totally freak out about me coming to see him. I mean I scraped together a lot of money to come and visit him in Italy, which he will probably kill me over because he ‘could have paid for it’. I walked out of the airport and hailed a taxi or cab or whatever they call them here. 

“Where to miss?” The Italian drive asked me and I rattled off the name of Niall’s hotel. I was so excited after all it had been forever. We pulled up to my hotel and I handed the driver my money. 

“Keep the change.” I said as a swiftly exited the car. I exhaled I was so excited for this. I pulled out my phone and began to drag my carryon with me. I dialed the oh so familiar number.

“'lo?”

“Hey Ni, what are you doing right now?” I asked as I entered the lobby. 

“Sitting in my room.”

“Oh that sounds fun.” I said sarcastically. 

I knew that Niall had rolled his eyes. “Just loads. What’s up?”

“Not  much just got to my place.” I said which wasn’t a lie I was at the my place for the next few nights. I walked up to the clerk and handed over my papers. The women nodded at me and began to type  my information into her computer. I pulled my credit card out and slid it to her and she smiled gratefully at me before retrieving it.

“It’s really loud,” Niall stated.

“Yeah neighbors are throwing another party.”

“Y/N you can always call the po-”

“It’s fine Ni.” I said as the women handed me a recite and my paper work along with my card back to me. I quickly signed the receipt and gave it to her. She slid me my key card and motioned to the number on the paper covering I nodded at her. and mouthed 'thank you’. Before turning and walking to the elevators.

“Listen Ni I have an idea since we are both bored.”

“Great what is it?”

“I’ll call you back in ten minutes sound good?” I hung up quickly and shoved my iPhone into my pocket. I punched the third floor button to head to my room. When the elevator doors dinged I ran out and booked it to my room as fast as I could. 

“325….327….329….331 this is it.” I said out loud to myself and swiped my key card through. I dragged my carry on into the room and quickly. Thought about how I was actually going to surprise Niall without him catching on. I retrieved my phone from my pocket and  I quickly dialed Niall back.

“Y/N.” Niall said immediately.

I chuckled. “Ni.”

“What is this so called idea you have?”

“Okay I’m at the store and I’m going to pick something out and you have to guess what it is.”

“Y/N this is kinda stupid.”

 I rolled my at him, “I don’t care. You are going to go to the lobby and into the gift shop and do the same. Call me back when you get there. ” I quickly hung up this was going to be so good.I chuckled at myself I mean this was pretty ridiculous. I heard my phone ring and noticed that it was Niall.

“That was fast.” I said.

“Yeah, yeah. Okay boss what are my instructions?”

I grabbed my card key and walked out of my hotel room towards the elevator and decided that the stairs were a better choice. I quickly made my way down the flights. “Easy pick something out that reminds you of me.”

“Okay…” Niall responded as he trailed off. Which meant that he was really thinking about it. 

I reached the lobby level and took a deep breath and made my way to the gift shop. I spotted Niall wearing his Cowboy snapback along with a white t-shirt and jeans. I smiled a little at my best friend. 

Niall spoke again, “Alright. Now what?" 

"Describe it.” I said before putting my phone on mute. When I entered the shop Niall didn’t notice me which almost caused me to laugh. He was staring at a postcard and I couldn’t see what was on it. 

“It's….cute in a way…and is tender at times…” Niall said.

What in the hell was he looking at I wondered as he stared at it. 

“Oh really”, I said out loud as I walked up behind him. 

“Yeah….” Niall must not have noticed that I didn’t use the phone. 

I peered around him and it was a picture of apes. “Oh my god! NIALL!” I exclaimed. 

Which resulted in him tensing up. I realized that he thought I was a crazed fan who wanted a picture and an autograph.

Niall turned and faced me. “Do you want a pic-Y/N?” Niall said surprised.

“Ni….” I glared at him playfully.

He began to scratch the back of his neck awkwardly. 

“Apes? Really Niall?”

“It was that or male gladiators.”

I chuckled at him. “I don’t even want to know why either of those things remind you of me.”

Niall hugged me tightly and I felt his chest vibrate as he laughed at my response.

“What are you doing here?”

“I came to surprise you goofy!” I said cheerfully.

“Well you got me alright.." 

"Good to hear.” I said smiling. 

“Come on let’s go to my room.” Niall said and we quickly exited the shop and headed up to Niall’s room. When we arrived at Niall’s we both flopped onto his bed. 

“So…does Matt know you’re here?” Niall asked.

I sighed. “Actually yes." 

Niall looked a little disappointed. You see Matt was a 'bad boy’ at least at my school and we dated, I dumped him before coming to see Niall, for like two months. He treated my pretty bad, not one of those he beat the crap out of me, more like an exhausting fighting and ignoring relationships. Truth was after my boyfriend of two and a half years cheated on me I dated crap guys like Matt knowing that nothing good would ever come of it which really set Niall’s teeth on the edge.

"Why do you put up with him?” Niall said as he ran a hand threw my hair.

“I don’t anymore. We broke up.”

“I’m sorry Y/N.” Niall said as he wrapped his arms around my waist and pulled me closer to him so we were now basically laying on top of each other.

“Don’t be. I dumped him. I already knew that it wasn’t going to work out. So no harm and no foul.” I said smiling up to his face.

“Why did you date him then?" 

"It’s a girl thing Ni-”

“Well  I think that it is completely ridicules." 

I rolled my eyes at him as I played with the ends of his t-shirt. "After all i have gone through with guys Niall. Picking a guy and knowing his faults is better than picking one who hides his faults." 

I could tell that something was up with Niall. "You okay?” I asked him.

“No. No I am not. I just don’t understand if some guy broke your heart why would you go after an even worse guy?”

“Tha-”

“You always go after the bad guy. I get it you don’t want to put your heart out there but how do you know that the best guy for you is waiting for just that?”

I sat up and stared down at Niall, “What is that supposed to mean?”

“It means that you have closed yourself off so much that you can’t see that maybe the person you should give a chance is right in front  of you.”

I was totally lost. What does any of what he is saying mean? “I’m lost Niall.”

“Never mind forget it.” Niall said as he got off the bed and walked to the window.

“No I will not forget it. Explain!” I said. I just couldn’t figure out what I was  supposed to understand.

“Your that dense?" 

I was slightly taken aback form Niall words. "Yes Ni I am so explain.”

“You date all these guys with terrible reputations or some supposed good guy who turns out to be a real jerk. Yet you won’t date the one person who has always put you above everything? Y/N that’s pretty messed up if you ask me.”

“Wha-”

“No,” Niall said as he began to pace in front of me. “I know you have been hurt and what Luke did really hurt you and that’s why you date guys like Matt. But there are good guys who would never do any of those things to you. I-”

“What are you getting at Niall?” My hands began to sweat I realized that this whole time Niall had been talking about himself.

“I’m saying is why haven’t you picked me? Jesus Y/N. You’ve got to know that I have always had feelings for you.”

“Ni-” I started but was cut off by Niall’s sharp look which clearly said 'if you interrupt I will make you pay’ so I shut my mouth.

“God Y/N how have you never noticed that I  have been in love with you all of this time. Why do you think I don’t date other girls even when they throw themselves at me.”

“I-” I was speechless to say the least, Niall Horan, thee Niall Horan was in love with me. Also the same Niall Horan who just happened to be my best friend.

“You know what forget it jus-” Niall stopped and looked at me before quickly walking to me and grab the nape of my neck and crashed his lips  onto mine. His hands entangled themselves into my hair and  I wound mine around his neck pulling him down to my height. The way our lips moved together rhythmically was enchanting in itself. I felt as if electricity ran threw my entire body for just this one sensation. When Niall pulled away we were both breathing heavily. Niall stepped back and shoved his hands into his pocket.

“I-” I had no words, at least nothing coherent.

“Y/N…” Niall seemed unsure of what to due next so he began to turn on his heel.

“Why now Niall? Why wait until now?”

He sighed,“ I don’t know Y/N. You never seemed to see me like that so I just kept it to myself.”

“But…” I closed my eyes remembering the taste of him. “I did Ni. Maybe that’s why I went after those guys. Because I knew that  it would drive you crazy and that it   might make you tell me the truth.”

“Y/N…” Niall said as if he was warning me.

“No, it makes sense.’

We both stared at each other for a long while. Our friendship just got a whole lot more complicated. 

"Y/N no more hiding the truth.”

“I agree Ni. But I am terrified what if I am not good enough? Or smart enough? Or pretty enough Or-”

I was cut off with Niall kissing me. 

“You will always be all of those things to me.” Niall said.

I sighed and let my guard completely down. “What if you break my heart just like Luke?” I whispered ashamed of my thought.

Niall grabbed my chin and forced me to look into his eyes. “Listen to me Y/N I would never EVER do anything like that to you. You are my heart and I will do anything I can to protect you. I will break my heart before I ever break yours. So don’t you ever compare me to that scum I am nothing like him. You come first in my book princess you always have.” He wiped the pad of his thumb across my cheek.

“I believe you Ni.”

“Good princess because I don’t know how else to convince you that I won’t break your he-”

I grabbed the front of Niall’s shirt and brought his face down far enough to kiss him.

“I believe you Ni. I will always believe you.” I said before drowning myself in the wonderful being that was my best friend and now boyfriend.

To the person who sent the ask about Niylah’s bracelet, I’m sorry! Mobile ate my response, but I’ll do my best to answer now.

This was such a good call back to S1! What a great way to make Clarke (and the audience) think about all the delinquents have gone through since first arriving on the ground. They’re all so different now. Who knew that being dropped on Earth would have been simpler times?

Back in 1.02 “Earth Skills”, Bellamy urges the others to take their biosensor bracelets off with the promise of food and a life free from the adults who decided that they were expendable. We see some of them shucking them for some panther meat.

Then, in 1.04 “Murphy’s Law”, anyone who hadn’t had their writstbands removed Monty made useless when he accidentally fries them trying to engineer a way to communicate with Ark.

From there, it’s probably safe to say that the wristbands were treated like trash and just discarded. The fact that Niylah has one, must mean that some Grounders have gone back to the dropship to collect anything worth trading. Not really much of a surprise. Even Murphy takes note that the Grounders are scavengers in 2.05 “Human Trials” so it’s not at all unusual that some have gone back to the dropship. Maybe they also wanted to pay their respects to the warriors who were killed in the ring of fire.

As for whether or not Murphy and Niylah will meet in the show…I don’t know. Anything can happen. However, she’s only listed as being in Wanheda Part 1&2 on IMDB. Now, IMDB isn’t always the most reliable, but that really doesn’t bode well for Niylah.

-Admin A

Okay so heres my usual ‘thoughts on the episode’ and nya’ll know whats gonna be the focus of my attention so here we go

So SOMETHING was up with Connie but bald Steven if going to haunt my nightmares

FUSION TRAINING WITH SENSEI GARNET FUCK. YES

SHE MA D E A SIGN IM CRYING SHE TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE OUT TWO SIGNS AND TAPE THEM TOGETHER TO MAKE A FUSION SIGN I FUCKING LOVE GARNET

SHES SO EXCITED ABOUT IT TOO HOLY SHIT

on another note, Garnet has FANTASTIC handwriting 10/10

also on a thirsty note, Garnet was able to hide the sign perfectly because her but n thighs were bigger than the sign and i think thats beautiful\

HOLOPEARL ROBO FUSION DANCE IM CRYING

STEVONNIE CAN FLOAT HELL YES

Have I told you guys that I love Garnet? cuz i really fucking love Garnet

So Connie is ‘bad ass kid tm’ and her battle training instincts kicked in and she judo flipped this poor kid and im sad she feels bad about it but if that isnt the coolest shit then get outa my face

Steven no, honey, dont forget about the bad things you gotta confront that

‘Hold the phone. Now give the phone to me.’ WHAT A GREAT CALL BACK IM SO GLAD SHE COPIES HER SON

FUSION SPAAACCCEEEEE WITH GARNNNNEETTT IM MCFUCKING DYING

GARNET

SINGING

THE

SONG

DESTROY ME

D E S T R O Y ME

MY BABIES TOO HOLY FUCK

Jen.EXE has stopped functioning

It’s a fucking duet with Stevonnie too RIP me

this shit right here is like, everything ive ever fucking wanted

EVERYTHING

ohh good were also helping Steven!! it’s sad what he’s going thru

Connie is so pure and fearless like wtf falling to your death but has to go comfort the bae

This episode should be renamed #relationship goals tbh

I also had an ask before hand on what I thought the butterflies represented so ima copy/paste my response here

‘The point of the episode is that sometimes when you do something bad or wrong, the thoughts about it can come swarming. You try not to think about it but they just come. It’s better to acknowledge them and how much those thoughts had hurt you so that you can center yourself and begin the process to move on

The reason that Ruby and Sapphire are there is to visually illustrate how these thoughts can affect you like, are there multiple and can feel overwhelming? or is it just one that has all your attention? Both are valid. It also kinda mirrors Steven and Connie’s conflict later with Connie thinking about this one bad thing (like Ruby with the one butterfly) and Steven having the multiple thoughts (like sapphire with the swarm)

I also assume that since Sapphire has future vision, she can get A LOT of ‘bad thoughts’, like, the consequences of her actions and what not. But she has Ruby, who can ground her and help her through those thoughts’

Tips: How To Make Dating Fun

-Remember you have so much more ahead of you and so much more in you than finding love with the first person you share whiskey sours with at a crowded dive bar

-Stop thinking about your ex. Start thinking about how flawless you are.

-When dating gets you down, keep thinking about how awesome it feels to know you are about to get kissed by somebody for the very first time.

-Tell your date you’ll be “the mysterious girl in the green shirt” and then wear bright pink, never meet your date. Mysterious!

-Order the nachos and if they have that gooey queso sauce on them, don’t share. Swat hand away if they go near it. Use the axe you brought if you have to.

-Mentally tell yourself you won’t ask about their favorite movie, how many siblings they have, or where they went to college. Instead, think of a weird question like “what’s the last nightmare you had?” or “if you could only bring five foods to an island, what would they be?” and “do you mind if I take your wallet?” or “do you think the people at this bar would hear you scream?” and ask that instead.

-Don’t wear white! Not because of like, wedding shit, but because of marinara sauce and spilling you slob. You SLOB!

-Focus more on whether or not YOU are attracted to them than if they are attracted to you.

-When something is funny, laugh without covering your mouth. Stop shrinking—be as big as you are.

-Tell your bff’s the location of your date and any weird marks/tattoos on your date’s person, lest they try to murder you. Also keep a stack of money in a safe with the name of an attractive hit man one of your single friends might hit it off with. Dates are always fun when you know your murder will be avenged.

-Be completely and utterly yourself. Don’t be an open book: be the Amazon preview of the book that shows the authentic pages without spoiling the whole damn thing. Cuz If somebody’s going to call you for more dates (or love you forever, and spoon baby food into your mouth when you’re toothless and old), they might as well like the real you. Dating isn’t a competition to find out how many people are attracted to the version of yourself you choose to show, it’s a competition to get more than half of the fries you are sharing.

-Also, reminder: you don’t have to go on a date to find true love. That is really hard! You are not in a Disney movie! You can go on a date to find an interesting person to talk about television with, argue with, have casual sex with, or just chalk up to a weird experience.

-OMG if you haven’t read the book or seen the movie, the best answer is not to lie but say “it’s on my list. Have you seen ____” and move them away from that stupid thing people do where they lecture you for not seeing what they think is a great thing.

-If they don’t call you back, brush that shit off your shoulders. There are billions of people on the planet and you are not going to be attracted to all of them, so instead of going “waaaaah I’m ugly and stupid” stop wallowing and realize rejection is not the end of the world, to you or them.

-Don’t put up with shit. Actively dating means you can actively find other people to date: let’s not get caught up in Semi-Alcoholic Johnny Depp Cry Baby who texts in one-word answers just cuz you’re attracted to him. Move the hell on and find somebody whose age matches their level of maturity. Know when to bow the fuck out gracefully.

-Be tough. Just get a thick skin and plow on.

-Be honest with what you want from somebody.

-Suggest a fun but exciting date idea like “let’s stay inside!” or “feed me Pirate’s Booty!” or “go to the zoo and stand by the penguins until they start doing it!” idk I prefer to just go and meet somebody for a coffee and see if I want to jump inside their mouth or if I’d rather shove them on a boat with coins over their eyes, don’t know if this tip is helpful.

-If somebody doesn’t like Community or Parks or Yonce or vegan enchiladas as much as you do, but they genuinely want to go on a date with you, go. If somebody has brown hair instead of blonde hair, or they work on Wall Street or as a bartender or live in Queens, but they genuinely want to go on a date with you, go. Lighten up and a) meet somebody cool b) have a really funny story to tell all your friends at happy hour, three drinks deep.

-If dating tires you out and you just want to be alone for a while, never feel pressure to date. Just because you’re friends are pestering you if you’ve “met anybody new” or some shit, never feel pressure to leave the house and date. Being alone is just as important and just as great.

-Again: want to be a great catch? Be happy alone and be satisfied with yourself. Be your own damn date.

-OMG if they creep you out LEAVE LEAVE LEAVE, you do not need to be a cautionary tale because you are too polite. And yes, still don’t go to the bathroom with an unattended drink. SAFE, y’all. Law and Order SVU, y’all.

-You wanna have fun while dating? Lighten up. Have some fun! Don’t take this creepy ritual we do so seriously, it will all fall into place in time. Kiss and laugh and go egggh and text your friend “ew this is horrible” in the bathroom: all of it is just little moments in this ridiculous ride.

-It’s okay to be nervous. We’re all weirdo human bone bags that meet up with other bone bags to eat penne and talk about our European travels and smoosh our mouths together until we find somebody we want to smoosh for a long time and eat takeout with and make little smooshy poop humans with. It’s gonna be a weird journey. Let’s get weird.