what if someone is watching their tv

ficmuse

Your speculation always sounds so dead on. I hope you’re right. Good point about Veronica. She deserves someone who adores her unequivocally for who she is.  V shouldn’t be a second choice. As I’ve said, Archie has a long way to go before he’s worthy of her affection.

Thanks!!! I just watch too much TV, is all (and could be wrong, but in general, things are usually pretty obvious)

Which is why Archie would do well to spend some time ALONE and figure out what he wants,,,,because the question also is, does he even want BETTY for Betty or just because she got over him, moved on and loves someone else, now? And he can’t handle not being the primary focus of either of his “best friends”?

Conversely, Betty does seem legit pleased about being with Juggie and was able to recognize her childish infatuation for what it was….but that isn’t sloppy seconds, it’s moving on. I’m not sure Archie’s adult enough to do so. Probably because he’s always interested in someone for fairly juvenile reasons, anyway!

How focusing (aka. not multi-tasking) changed my study life

I had heard it occasionally - that multi-tasking was actually not good for the quality of whatever task I was doing. It made sense, but I loved mult-tasking so much. It gave me the illusion of productivity

Until I actually tried focusing for a while, did I realise how much I was actually losing by multi-tasking -  educationally and emotionally. Scrolling through tumblr during boring parts of a lecture seemed fine, since there were notes and it probably wouldn’t be tested in such depth anyway. Eating, while scrolling through social media, while watching a tv show, while messaging someone on facebook seemed ‘productive’. 

It turns out it was the opposite. It may seem fine, and at times it may actually be okay, but what matters is the principle. Dedicating your whole being to one task, focusing on it, produces much better results. It’s a quality over quantity thing. It also helped to calm me down emotionally - I used to always feel rushed, like there was so many things to do but not enough time to do them. Focusing on one task at a time - though it was hard at first - helped slow me down because I did everything properly, and didn’t have the feeling like I needed to go back and do things over again. 

Focusing on one thing wholly is also a form of practising mindfulness. Mindfulness ‘meditation’ isn’t something that requires you to sit down and meditate - it can be applied to our daily life. 

Since I started practising this mindful skill of focus, I’ve become much calmer, it’s been so much easier to stay on top of my work load and meet deadlines, I don’t feel rushed, I don’t feel unprepared or unorganised, and I do more quality work than when I used to multi-task.

There are times for multi-tasking and times for focus. Find the right balance and enjoy the task in front of you.

you know that feeling when you’re chatting with family and friends about tv shows and you think “golly what a great time we’re having… they too enjoy television shows!” and then someone always says it. someone ALWAYS has to mention the big bang theory. and your heart clenches in your chest and you feel like you’re falling, falling, falling far into the depths of hell, and your skin burns away and you no longer feel pain as you try to politely explain why you don’t watch the big bang theory and you stare off into the distance while they continue to discuss it

Lady In Red

Jason x female!reader

This is kind of like a masquerade type thing…I’m literally typing this in English class right now. I’m supposed to be taking notes. 😭

As I was writing this, i never realized how much i wrote until the end.

Idk what to feel about this one shot though. I’m  just writing anything that pops in my head.

Also, tbvh it was hard to write Jason’s pov like, how do you other writers do it? 

Anyway, on with the story 😬.  

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You were binge watching your favorite tv show in the middle of the day when you heard a knock on the door.

You’re not friends with that many people so it’s very strange that someone was visiting you at this hour on a Saturday afternoon.

Hitting pause on the remote, you stood up off the couch and made your way towards your door.

“Who is it?” You called out before checking the peep hole.

Hesitantly, you opened the door, “Uh, why’d you come all the way up here?” You asked, looking at the mailman up and down.

The mailman smiled politely, “I was advised to give this to you personally,” He turned to reach inside his bag full of packages and mail and took out a black slick envelope, “For you, miss.”

You took the envelope letting out a small thank you.

After the mailman left, you closed the door, looking down at the envelope. In beautiful white calligraphy, your name was written on the back.

You opened it without hesitation.

You never felt so shocked in your entire life,

Dear (Y/N),
This invitation is to inform you that you are invited to the Annual Masquerade Ball at the Wayne Manor this coming up Friday night at 9:30pm. This invitation was sent to all the citizens of Gotham, we do hope you can attend this beautiful night. Please be sure to wear appropriate clothing. The theme will be black and white.

Yours truly,
The Wayne Family

It took a few seconds for you to comprehend what you just read. You re-read the invitation over and over again just to make sure it’s real. Before you knew it, you were screaming with joy. 

~~ 

The invitation said that the theme is black and white, but you wanted to break that rule. The gown you bought was the most beautiful blood red dress you have ever seen. Not only did it compliment your curves, it was also elegant with a bit of sexy. You also bought black heels, because of course black goes with everything, and a black mask with elegant twirls.

It was now the night of the ball and you were walking up the stairs towards the entrance of the Wayne Manor. The door was open, and a butler was standing near one of the double doors. He was checking invites with a strange flashlight.

He checked all of the invites of those who were in front of you, now it was your turn.

You put on your mask, and walked up towards the butler.

The butler has a British accent, “Good evening, miss. Hope you have a wonderful night,” He says with a warm smile as he waved the light on the invitation. You saw a familiar symbol when he did that but couldn’t really make out what it really was. Your best guess was that there was something written there, but in invisible ink, “If you need anything, just call for Alfred, that would be me.” He finished and smiled again before handing your invitation back.

You smiled at the adorable old man, letting out a thank you. He didn’t notice the fact that you were breaking the dress code because of the long black trench coat you wore above your dress.

Without anyone looking, you took off the trench coat as you walked in.

As you walked in the manor, you had to open another set of double doors. 

The ballroom was beyond spectacular. Music was playing, people were either gossiping or just chatting, but as you walked through the doors everyone literally stopped what they were doing and turned to you. 

The attention was nerve wracking, you were the only one wearing a different color. Women were wearing either white or black and so were the men.

You mentally shook off your nervous thoughts and walked around looking for a certain table that has a card with your name on it. 

“Who is she?”

“Why is she wearing red?”

“Attention seeker probably.” Someone snickered. You turned your head as you reached your table, glowering at the girl who said that about you. You felt a sense of victory after she pathetically cowered away.

You turned back and sat down at your table, letting out a short sigh. 

JASON’S POV

“Oh come on, I can beat you in an arm wrestling match any day, bet.” I said to the little demon a little over dramatically.

Damian never stopped talking about this new “game” he learned in school yesterday and wanted to start an arm wrestling match with literally everyone in the house.

Except Alfred, he knows he shouldn’t mess with Alfred.

“Is that so, Todd. Well, if you would like to lose this bet then-” His gaze was drawn to somewhere else. His jaw dropped, which was really shocking, he never did this before since he’s always scowling.

Except when he’s asleep, I hate to admit it but he looks fucking adorable when he sleeps, “What are you looking at?” I asked as I turned my head towards the entrance.

It was like something from a book. She caught everyones attention by just opening the double doors. My mind turned blank when I saw her. After the Lazerous Pit, my mind was fucking messed up. That pounding you hear after listening to very loud music, imagine just hearing that every second. She just made everything quiet. All this anxiety just…disappeared. 

Ever since the Lazerous Pit, I couldn’t stop thinking about that damn clown, I’ve always felt empty and cold inside. But this girls just made me feel like fireworks have erupted in me.

I finally felt peace.

“She’s mine.” 

“She’s mine.”

I looked down, glaring at Damian, “Excuse me, sit the fuck down you’re like 4.” 

He closed is eyes, folding his arms across his chest stubbornly, “For your information Todd, when I was 4 I climbed-”

“Yeah yeah I know whatever.” I interrupted him by pushing him towards our table. 

Damian started yelling at me in Arabic but before he could even stab me, I made my way towards the girl. She was sitting at the table on the other side of the room.

I strode over, making sure my cologne was still making me smell like a million bucks.

I was only a few feet away when I finally got a real good look of her, her (h/c) hair wasn’t up in any style, it was loose.

Beautiful.

And that dress really, really suits her. 

She seems like she was in her own little world when I arrived at her table, not noticing I was even there.

When I spoke up, “Hey, I’m Jason.” Her attention was finally on me.

Her smile took my breath away. Right at this moment, I knew that this would be the start of something amazing.

Mandatory bughead post #2: My thoughts on Bughead and why it is important.

I’m aware that the words ‘bughead’ & ‘important’ in the same sentence seem like a misfit but there is a good reason why I’ve chosen to write it so. This thought came to my mind whilst trawling through the morass of ‘ships’ & ‘ship-wrecks’ on tumblr & twitter about Riverdale. 

Now, I’m not someone who watches a lot of TV shows ,however, Riverdale was a serendipitous discovery that happened to me two weeks ago. 

I have been a fan of Archie comics since I was little & my two favourite characters were Jughead & Betty, in that order. Watching Riverdale was a revelation as it brought me back to the Archie’s world and I saw it in a new light. I went into it without expectations.

What I was not prepared for was how Bughead would gently creep up on me and reign over my entire existence in such a short span of time. 

You see, I have had a few ships, some fleeting and some enduring,some canon and some fantasy, however nothing as rabid or as intense that’d induce an “I’m SHOOK” moment. Until bughead happened.

When I used to read the comic books, I had wanted Archie to one day wake up & realize that Betty was the one for her, because I could so relate to her as a kind & sweet girl, being taken for granted every time and with a history of unrequited love. I’m 30 now and life-experiences, especially of the bitter kind has certainly changed my perspective about these things, especially about romantic relationships. No more suffering fairy-tale princesses for me. 

In the comics, although Jughead and Betty were my favourites and they always were good to each other, the thought of them as a potential match had never crossed my mind. I was intrigued and amused by Jughead’s woman-hating stance and had imagined that one day an extraordinary woman worthy of him would come and sweep him off his feet.I had no concept of sexuality and its associated complications that we see today, it was only a pure and innocent fantasy in my mind. 

I had only been familiar with the ‘classic’ and humorous golden age Archie comic digests and was unaware of the modern reboots and the various universes. Therefore, when I started watching Riverdale, I was immediately hooked to its modern,quirky & dark narrative and had my assumptions broken down bit by bit with each episode. When I started with the show, five episodes were already in so I binge watched them in a single night, which left me with little time to process the minute details and subtleties, which is why I missed noticing the growing chemistry Betty and Jughead. 

It was only when I began exploring the show on the internet and understood the whole narrative and tone of the show,re-watched the episodes, saw the interviews, trawled Tumblr & youtube and accidentally saw the leaked bughead kiss is when it hit me like slap on the face and a swift kick in the ovaries. It nearly felt like enlightenment!

Once I had seen and felt it, there was no going back. It was a like a virus firmly implanted in my psyche. I resurrected my dormant and inactive tumblr and twitter accounts only to ship bughead. I’m sure fellow bughead fans know the drill of our coming undone so I won’t go into much detail. 

Coming to the next part. Riverdale or rather Bughead has come into my life as a breath of fresh air when I am going through a very dark and stressful phase. I have been going through a very difficult divorce from a man, who caused mental abuse and cheated my family of money & absconded and left me to deal with the consequences and legal battles, triggering my anxiety,fear and depression. A man whom I had trusted with my everything and was completely vulnerable to, used me and left me with a deep fear and mistrust of relationships, trauma and some very hard learnt lessons. I’m an eternal romantic but a part of me has become cynical about it. 

Riverdale is a unique show as is evident in its excellent writing,for those who care to notice the nuances and characterisations. The symbolism, fore-shadowing, word-play, subtle body-language cues of the characters, parallelism and of course, a quality mystery is the gold-standard of writing. Can we also talk about the wonderful and talented cast who have given life to the characters? The show is a slow burn and not for those with a shallow mind who are looking for popcorn entertainment with a lot of mindless drama and illogical  and unstable romantic pairings based on lust and superficial chemistry,

Bughead is not just a run of the mill ship that people are fangirling over. It is beautiful union which tells you the story of two woefully young and tender yet jaded individuals, thrown together by a tragic fate, who are battling the darkness within and without, fighting for something that’s bigger than them and their personal problems. They are fighting for justice, light and hope. In spite of their struggle with their personal demons. Can you imagine what they are going through? For any child, parents are the safe space when the world around them crumbles, but both Betty and Jughead’s parents let them down with lies, manipulation and broken promises and the possibility that their families could be the perpetrators of murder. Under such horrible circumstances, they find the safe space with each other.  

They both are mature beyond their years, insightful, righteous, kind, compassionate, supportive and caring and there for each other without being asked. They communicate with their heart and eyes (sometimes with heart eyes too ;) ) It is not a connection based on lust and hormonal surges. Something very old-fashioned and real in the era of hook-ups. An oasis in a desert.

People who keep harping on about how there is no chemistry at all between Jughead and Betty and that it was rushed and illogical, then I’m sorry that you’re oblivious to everything that is going on in the show. They have been friends since childhood.

I think we do not give the writers enough credit for writing something so profound and refreshing in spite of it being a teen drama. A homeless, abandoned, rudderless boy, an outcast who is bullied, selflessly helps a  girl find her sister and uncover the truth, not because he wants to get into her pants. A stifled, lonely yet nurturing and loving girl giving strength, support and courage to a lost and scared boy failed by his father and society. They are each other’s guardian angels.

So I ask this to all the haters..can’t you see this? Are you so blinded by your superficial hate and violent desire to stuff your ship down everyone’s throats because it gives you some sort of false sense of control over others that you have lost the ability to objectively see what the show is striving for through this beautiful narrative within the confines of what is ostensibly a teen drama? Can we not rise above our pettiness of mindless and hostile shipping to learn from it? Everyone is free to ship whomever and whatever they want but it is another thing to be so vitriolic and spiteful towards the others to have your way. Isn’t shipping supposed to be all about love anyway? Bughead is so much above all this petty drama, it is transcendental.  

There’s so much that all of us, teens and even adults can learn from this ideal of a super healthy relationship that both television and our lives need. We need to move away from toxicity both in entertainment and our lives. Can we not be inspired to work on ourselves and build supportive, organic and nurturing relationships? This should give so much inspiration to the teens of today. With Betty & Veronica, the show strives to re-build the idea of strong, female friendships which seems to have become an alien concept in the world of ‘frenemy’ culture. Why can’t two girls be healthy best friends without the assumption that there is something sexual between them? People are hating on Bughead also for a fact that they are a heterosexual couple. As I see it, love is love in any shape or form.

Also, I do agree that all sorts of representation must have a place in popular culture and thankfully it is happening. However, those who are unhappy with Bughead saying that it erases Jughead’s asexuality, I disagree. Are you saying that Asexual people can’t fall in love? That they don’t deserve an intimate bond with another?

Now, in the larger Archie comicverse, Jughead was never portrayed as being an asexual, he simply was smarter and wiser and had other priorities compared to his hormone crazed pals. He was always the voice of reason. I’m sure that there are people like that, not everyone who doesn’t choose to be a crazy, horned dog is asexual. Besides, Jughead is shown to be asexual in only one version of the comics. There can be multiple variations of characteristics in the larger universe. Riverdale chooses its own narrative and characters as it sees fit for the context of the show. Therefore, in this version, Jughead isn’t asexual or aromantic. There is no erasure of any kind. Even if he were asexual, I’m sure that Bughead still can have a loving and healthy relationship.

It is my personal opinion and I am not trying to belittle anyone or trivialising the serious issue of representation in anyway. However, I do feel that in today’s world where there is so much hate and strife, showing love and companionship in its true and purest form is the most important issue here, first and foremost. It doesn’t really matter whatever is the sexuality or orientation of the characters in question. So, let us all keep our differences aside and show our love and support to something is for the greater good. Love is universal and not restricted to a specific type or form. Besides, it is fiction,let’s remember that. 

I also think that we must avoid pressuring or attacking the creative team, actors and show runners into bullying them to change their vision for the show. That truly doesn’t serve any purpose other than being detrimental to the quality of the show and making the team de-motivated. Let’s all appreciate the hard work and love everyone has put in to present to us something that is so beloved and cherished by all.

Why is showing a healthy, supportive, wholesome and stable relationship necessary? I can tell you why, because I have suffered greatly in an unsupportive, toxic and abusive relationship that was all about selfishness and greed with no regard or love for the feelings of the other person. Where one person only gave and gave and the other only took everything. I was left drained and battered and I’m still bearing the burden of its ruins.

So, when Bughead came along, it was catharsis and relief. It was about having the hope of bright sunshine in the pitch black darkness. It was about selflessness and having high standards and working for the greater good, something that is bigger than us. It was about women not wallowing and pining after some boy who had little value or regard for them and not allowing a man decide the course of their lives .It was about unconditional love and support without labels. It was pure beauty and art, like a perfect symphony.

Bughead isn’t merely escapism. It is the light of goodness that illuminates our hearts and fills us with compassion and hope for something beautiful. It is the delicate flower that grows in the parched desert of hopelessness and deceit.

Let us protect it all costs.

Possible Amedot Hint?

So, I’m sure we can all agree that Room For Ruby was one hell of an episode! But I would like to take a moment and look in detail at the episode to this possible amedot clue…

So, we can recognize the few obvious symbols instantly, like the TV, confused alien peridot(A self-portrait, I would say.) CPH/Canadian flag with a star in the middle, and the whole earth itself. Blah blah blah, simple earth stuff we’ve watched her grow accustomed to. But then there’s this little heart, small enough that you might gloss over it, but still there nonetheless. And as we can tell this chalkboard illustration was clearly drawn by peridot herself, that heart is clearly a sign that there is certainly someone she is crushing on. But wait, theres more! What’s below the heart you ask? A chicken. Now, when was the last time we saw a chicken?

That’s right. So since Peridot already has Amethyst on her mind while creating this board, she seems to have drawn the two symbols representing that special purple rock…

Anyways, thus concludes my little theory. Thoughts?

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Honestly you could pluck Angel entirely out of this scene for me, and I don’t even mean that as someone lukewarm to romance THOUGH ALSO THAT. I just don’t feel he brings a whole lot to it other than Buffy’s accusatory “What do you know about it? YOU’RE NEVER GONNA DIE.” Which is so beautiful and true and hurtful, and I wish they’d better explored that idea between Buffy and Angel for more than being the wedge that makes him leave for his own spin-off. (Also David Boreanaz is just NOT anywhere close to Tony Head and SMG’s acting level and he falls almost embarrassingly short here in my opinion, BUT I DIGRESS.)

The real meat of this scene is Buffy and Giles: Buffy for her outburst, and Giles for bearing witness to it. I love how her questions to Giles hang there unanswered, and how they spiral so quickly.

“I wonder who she is.” A moment of compassion for someone she doesn’t know, WILL NEVER know, who is about to be given this cruel fate and has no idea what’s waiting for her. Whose own life is about to end, just as surely as Buffy’s will.

“Will you train her?” Can I relate to her for a moment, to how you were with me? Will you mention me to her? Will she know who I am? Will you remember me enough to tell her? Did I matter enough to try? (And the exquisite flash of pain that crosses Giles’ face at the thought of someone just stepping in to replace Buffy. Of having to go through this all. over. again.)

“Does it say how he’s gonna kill me?” She laughs a bit here, like it’s a joke, like she wondered what certain doom was waiting for her in the cafeteria lunch today. Like she can’t believe these are the words coming out of her mouth. And how she so desperately doesn’t want to know, she doesn’t want to ask what’s coming next, she DOESN’T, but she has to.

“Do you think it’l hurt?” And there’s where she loses it and so do I. Sarah delivers this line with such perfection. So afraid and so innocent. Nobody should have to ask this question, but especially not a girl barely in high school. And it’s like if she has to die, then she has to die. But god, what if it HURTS? It’s so visceral to me. And she sounds like a child pleading with her parent to keep the pain away, to save her, But nobody can, and as she lashes out at Angel’s attempt at comfort, it’s when the anger comes full force.

Buffy goes through so fucking much here, and we feel every single emotion. The twists the stories and characters make, I found in later seasons it could be so difficult to connect with Buffy. But this moment, this fucking moment. I come back here sometimes, and I wonder, just how much of this little girl ever really went away.

Hi guys! Yesterday I reached 5k followers! That’s something I never thought I’d even come close to getting, thanks so much guys for helping me reach this milestone, you’re the best! Huge thank you to every one who supports my blog and says nice things. You have no idea how much it means to me. Reblogging my gifs and edits you make me happier. I didn’t tag everyone because i follow too many blogs (exactly 404 blogs, what can i say, i watch too many tv shows), i’m so sorry if i didn’t include someone. Ok, lets do this:

NOTABLES:

@solitude-am-i @lecomics-hooverman Oh, my sweet Iv and El. Family don’t end with the blood and  you two are like my sisters from another mother. I tagged you together because the the three of us are unsaperate. I love you both so much and now i can’t image a life without you two ( i can’t image a day without our talks:) You two know me here the best. I’am so thankful that i have the pleasure to know you. You’re my real life friends. Thank you for the opportunity of sharing my life with you <3

@mel-loves-all My sweet Mel, you are here with me since the beginning. Without you I would not be here. You’re one of the first person that i started to talk here.I was so shy, but this was my best decision to start interact with you. I love you so much my friend. Thank you for all the love, support, all the random messages. Thank you for being you, one of the kindest, lovable people that i ever met. Thank you for everything honey<3

@spn-idjits-guide-to-hunting Oh dear Abby, a day without a message from you is a lost day. Thank you for being a part of my life, a part of my spn family. I love you my adorable friend. Thank you for liking and reblogging my stuff, for all the support. Meeting you was a gift which I couldn’t be more grateful.

@smoakqueenz @oliversmoaked My dear Nelly and Brune, you two give me the power for doing what i do. Thank you for all the kind words about my work. Thank you for all the support. You two made me believe in myself, you made me believe that what i do is not meaningless. I’m a very big fan of not just your blogs, I am a fan of what you are as a person. I love you to very much<3

My favorite people since forever, you made me who i’m here now. Thank you sweethearts for everything. There is no me here without you. You all are very special to me and I love you all very much<3

@kawusia25 @iv-on-ka @scu11y22 @andjustforthismoment @arrow-through-my-writers-block @violicity @supersillyanddorky06 @cherrychapssstick  @ishipitlove @truelovealwayssurvives @patchesniac  @jhopq @dominikhere @florence-bubbles @believeinolicity

Folks I haven’t interacted as much i would love to, but still really adore or stalk (favorite bolded):

A-C:

@ah-maa-zing @amelliwood @amellrickards @ackleholicsanonymous @always-keep-writing @befitandchase @bluemorgana @bratvaolicity @castielamigos @callistawolf @chlolicity @clarissaisabelle

D-H:

@dailydcheroes @diggo26 @dailydcqueens @dcvertigodaily @deanwinchestergifs @deansdirtylittlesecretsblog @dreamyjensen @dancewithmejensen @dettiot @dust2dust34 @dckgryson @deanobeanoo @frozen-delight @fuckyesolicity @felicitys @felicitysmoakisaqueen @felicity-smoak-is-my-goddess @felicity-queenz @fe-li-ci-ty @felicitys-smoaks @glamorous-enterlude @geniewithwifi @green-circles @gothsmoak @graceful-ashes @galaxystiel @heytheredeann @holysmoaksoliver @hoodiesandcomputers @hunterchesters

 I-M:

@imdreamingofhim @itsokaysammy @itsaboutjensen @itchiygo  @jensen-jay  @iwannabewithyou-unsafe @inacatastrophicmind @justjensenanddean @jensenacklespl @justolicity @jbuffyangel @jacklesonmymind @jensenfans @kansastexas @kalichica12 @klarolicityswan @kristinaortutova @lordmesa-art @lemondropsonice @lyricalarrow @miriam1779 @mastolicity95 @moneyyhoneyyy @myarroworld @misswhizzy @myfairytal-e @mostly-jensen @maaaaaaarts @m-artrevenge @my-heart-belongs-to-olicity @mrseclipse555

 N-S:

@olicity-queen-sinceriously @olicity-i-believe-in-you @ohmyollie @oilversqueen @oliverdant @olicityfan2012 @ohfora67impala @ohmypreciousgirl @olicity-love-dont-die @ohmyolicity @ohmysupernatural @oliverandfelicityolicity @oliverfelicitygifs @queensarrow @pleasantfanandstudent@radioactivedean @spnedits @strengthcas @suliistya @swordandarrow @salvachester @sensitivehandsomeactionman @siete-pecados @sentence-fragments @songbin @sssssssim @sarcasticfina @smoakandarrow @spnjensenlove02 @smartiespn @sydneybarett

 T-Y:

@thegreyruin @to-dwellondreams @theirhappystory @theolicitylibrary @womenofdc @yellowflicker09011996

Thank you to every single one of you guys and I love you so much! Big  thank you to all of my followers, with all of you everything is possible ♡

This terrible trope is all too common in horror movies, and has actually been used so much that we have to assume Jason Vorhees has a portable matter transporter device shoved up his zombie ass that allows him to simply appear wherever he wants. Basically, this works by exploiting the screen you’re watching. In your world, the horror movie is confined into your television or the movie screen. When a character is facing you, you can’t really see what they see, because you’re in that space. Likewise, whatever exists to the left and right of the screen is as big a mystery to you as the popularity of that Cash Me Outside meme. But if you were that character in the movie, barring some major optical trauma or being trapped in a wee hallway, you’d probably have full use of your peripheral vision. Which is why when someone jumps out from the side of the screen to shock you in the audience, it’s entirely bumblefuckish to assume it would also scare the character being attacked in the movie, who would have seen that scare coming miles away.

Movies get away with this quite often because the audience doesn’t think about it. The killer or Hamburglar or whoever leaps into frame, and you jump and think “Fuckballs! That scared me! I am truly among the spooked!” and then they attack our hapless hero and the action continues. But if you were in the room, that guy literally would have been standing next to you the whole damn time. That’s at best. At worst, he had to wind sprint in from down the hall or across the room, giving you and the other characters in the film time to say, “Oh shit, here comes Doug the Stabber. Maybe let’s run.”

4 Horror Movie Scare Tactics That Need To Be Retired

30 Day Selflessness Challenge

Day 1: Only pray for other people- not for your own needs and desires.
Day 2: Hold the door open for someone.
Day 3: Ask someone how they’re doing. Really listen to their answer.
Day 4: Let someone else decide what to eat/watch on TV/etc.
Day 5: Have an entire conversation without turning the subject back to yourself.
Day 6: Loan someone money/a jacket/a sweatshirt/etc.
Day 7: Try to go an entire day without complaining.
Day 8: Slow down to let someone over into your lane while driving.
Day 9: Pray for someone you don’t like.
Day 10: Send someone a kind message.
Day 11: Let someone else have their way/win an argument.
Day 12: Call or text your parent(s). Tell him/her/them you love him/her/them.
Day 13: Laugh at someone’s joke, even if it isn’t funny.
Day 14: Try to go an entire day without complaining.
Day 15: Give someone a gift. Expect nothing in return.
Day 16: Donate to a charity or thrift shop.
Day 17: Volunteer to do a task you hate.
Day 18: Leave a nice note on someone’s car.
Day 19: Have a friendly conversation with someone you don’t like.
Day 20: Apologize to someone.
Day 21: Try to go an entire day without complaining.
Day 22: Forgive someone who’s hurt you.
Day 23: Do something kind. Anything. Tell no one.
Day 24: Spend time with someone annoying.
Day 25: Don’t say anything mean about anyone- even if it’s true.
Day 26: Only pray for people you don’t like today.
Day 27: Give a clothing item you like to a charity or thrift shop.
Day 28: But something from a vending machine or self check out. Leave your change behind for someone else.
Day 29: Only pray for people who have hurt you today.
Day 30: Try to go an entire day without complaining.

i love s4 dislike

all the dislike for sherlock s3 was so hurt and confused, because we’d just had the best season of possibly any television and were plunged straight into…that.

s4 dislike just has this tone of “well i fucking guess this was what i watched.” there are good jokes about “someone please invent the memory-altering drug from TLD” and “if sherlock holmes can repress the memory of eurus than so can i.” it’s cranky fandom grandmas. i love s4 dislike.

So book!Dirk Gently is introduced spying on someone incompetently breaking into a house (and calling them solely to lecture them on what they’re doing wrong) while television!Dirk Gently is introduced incompetently breaking into a house himself and I’m honestly in love with both versions of the character.

  • someone: what did you do last night?
  • me: stayed up watching [insert movie/tv show here]
  • someone: oh i don't like [insert said movie/tv show here]
  • me, sweating: y-yeah i mean,,, i just- i was bored a-and i had a lot of free time,, y-y'know?,,? and i thought w-why not give it a shot it- it wasn't that good anyway

anonymous asked:

What are Lexi and her moms up to this evening? I could really use a little cuteness in my night right now if it's no trouble.

A Night Without Supergirl

Just for you, because I can appreciate someone needing some fluffy Supercorp in their life to feel better! Hope this suffices!  

Kara still isn’t home.

It isn’t like her.

She hasn’t called, she hasn’t text.

That’s how Lena knows it’s bad.

The only way she knows what’s going on is because of the National City news alert that scrolls across her phone.

“Supergirl Fights Rogue Alien High Above National City”

She can’t watch the news, because Lexi doesn’t need to see her favorite superhero getting beat up on national TV. And she most certainly doesn’t need to see her Mama watching her Mom worriedly on the news.

No.

She resists the urge to sit and worry in front of the television, instead opting to carry on as if it’s a regular night. As if Kara has a simple 9-5 job that ran late.

She fixes dinner, Lexi’s favorite - well, more accurately the only thing she’ll eat a decent portion of - spaghetti with sides of green beans and apple sauce.

A glass of Merlot for herself and a glass of milk for Lexi.

Mac and Daisy are chomping on their kibble over in the corner and light classical music is playing over the speakers.

It’s nice, she thinks, as she watches Lexi messily eat her pasta - sauce smearing across cheeks. This family that she’s found despite all odds. She tries not to think about Kara out there fighting as she chats with Lexi about various topics. The little girl still doesn’t talk much, but she listens more than people realize. So Lena chat about the different technologies she’d been working on at L-Corp, using the simplest language she can.

“- So then we worked on a new energy field for Supergirl.”

Lexi perks up, abandoning her pasta and staring up at Lena cheeks smeared with red. She can’t help but laugh and she leans forward, wiping the sauce with a napkin.

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You know when you bring up fandom racism and someone (or several people, usually) responds with some kind of version of ‘your view is invalid because you’re only considering race as a factor for why CoC is unpopular (or white side character is super popular), without comprehending other factors’? 

Not only is that incredibly patronizing, it’s also totally backwards. Because over and over again, I’ll watch movies and TV shows and see a story being told with important characters of color, and then watch as fandom ignores them to embrace white characters, no matter how minor. Over and over. 

That is what I and others notice. And to those people trying to invalidate our observations, I say: We’re not the ones disregarding the story to focus on race – you are

I mean, they’re not consciously thinking about race, which is why the whole discussion is so hard for them, but the result is always that CoC don’t matter as much as white characters. There are always a million non-racial reasons why, but in fan spaces like Tumblr and AO3, it always comes down to whiteness mattering more. 

Follow-up of what I wrote on the others day about the success of the Toumyu guys

I’ve watched this broadcast when it aired but i just found out that someone has recorded it! So, This confirmed that The Touken Danshi is the 2nd highest best selling new Japanese group in the year of 2016 according to CD Sales! (Ahead of Radio Fish and behind Keyakizaka46) This is the screenshot from the J-Melo in NHK world broadcast! Isn’t it feel great to see our guys on International TV channel huh :)
and I’d like to add that Team Shinsengumi with Hachisuka Kotetsu CD is about to go on sale in March! don’t forget to buy it to support them :D
Cheers for our guys!

this is the link for those of you who want to watch it (The segment is around 22 minutes mark) : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5785mb