I have to hand it to YOI’s writers - they’re fucking brillliant.
They knew exactly how to draw in a fanbase and they utilized some really recognizable yaoi/BL tropes. It put some people on edge, sure, and they probably knew that they’d alienate a portion of their fans from the start by using them, but then they took the opportunity, 10 episodes in, to recontextualize literally everything. 10 episodes in which we know so much about Yuuri and we’ve seen his relationship with Viktor develop so much. 10 episodes, where everyone who’s still watching still remembers that iffy beginning but we trust the writers enough because they’re doing so well now…
And they gave us a 2-minute credit gag, canonized in the show itself, of a drunken night of dance-offs, that managed to recontextualize every single sketchy trope they used earlier.
Viktor had had this awesome, amazing night with this drunken dork who got completely hammered and railroaded the entire banquet for the sake of a dance-off where he begged Viktor to be his coach if he won said dance-off. And this kid, who did awfully at the GPF, was actually fucking amazing on the dance floor, and Viktor was probably thinking “fuck I just might”
But then then at the airport, when Viktor tries to get Yuuri’s attention again, Yuuri brushes him off. It’s not Viktor being a self-absorbed “oh everybody loves me” famous skater - he actually remembered what a good time he and Yuuri had at the banquet and was probably trying to get a good sober picture of this ridiculous boy.
Now Viktor’s probably thinking that it didn’t mean anything, that Yuuri would’ve asked any of the top skaters to be his coach, that Viktor was just there and ended up being targeted by coincidence…up until that video comes up. And after the banquet? That mimic-skate probably read like a goddamn love letter. (I mean, from Yuuri’s perspective, it kind of was, but he never had any intention of actually giving said letter to Viktor.) So Viktor says fuck it, this kid did win that dance-off and he actually has amazing talent on the ice and has so much potential and goddammit coaching sounds fun and even if it doesn’t go well he’ll at least get to be around this sexy pole/stripper/break-dancing dork and that sounds like a fair trade, okay?
So he flies his ass to Japan now knowing that Yuuri’s family owns a hot spring and just shows up because lol why the fuck not. And he thinks Yuuri remembers that night. Sure, Viktor can buy that Yuuri’s much more open when he’s drunk and he’s just shy and reserved because he’s sober, but Viktor’s already aware that Yuuri has this sexy, seductive side to him and he tries to coax it out of Yuuri by being seductive right back at him. It’s complete payback for that night! Viktor eventually chills because he’s learning about what kind of man Yuuri is and how a relationship between them is going to work.
It’s also why Viktor was so sure that Yuuri could do the Eros routine - he’d seen that boy mostly naked and doing ridic things with that limber body of his. (Besides, having a 15-year-old doing a sexual routine? Let’s not, a’ight?) Viktor knows that Yuuri can be forward, assertive, sexy, and seductive - he just needs confidence (which is what the alcohol was giving him before).
And on another note, Chris’s greeting? So much less sketchy now. I mean, his routine is still…. But that’s because he’s just That Guy, but not That Guy that blithely crosses boundaries, apparently! He and Yuuri had been in their undies on a stripper pole - I mean, after that, some ass-patting seems rather tame.
It also gives more context to every other skater just automatically assuming that Viktor and Yuuri are banging - they saw them dance! They saw that chemistry! Between Yuuri’s blatant flirting and Viktor actually agreeing - well what the fuck else were they supposed to think?
I’m just so happy and so impressed that the writers managed to use drunken debauchery as a context to make the sketchy tropes less sketchy. THAT’S SOME SKILL.
"I'm not your blind date but you came over and I was eating alone so I went with it and now you're calling me by a different name" AU
I found this prompt on a Tumblr blog but I accidentally deleted the post and now I can’t find the prompt anymore
Lena was sitting alone. She twirled the neck of the wine glass in her left hand, her phone in her right as she responded to work emails. Jess kicked her out of the office almost an hour ago, going on about how she shouldn’t be working on her birthday and she deserved one day off for herself. Problem is Lena always had days to herself. Her days were always “her” days if she didn’t have anyone to share them with. She looked down at the red rose on the table before her, Jess’ gift to her, and let herself smile slightly. Jess was a good assistant, she meant well, and she seemed to care when no one else did.
So that’s why she listened and came here to this restaurant when she really wanted to finish responding to her emails and get a head start on tomorrow’s project. The place wasn’t the fanciest she’s been, but she wasn’t about to go to one of the high-class places she frequented when she didn’t have a date. It was nice enough: low lighting, decent wine selection, and she got a small booth in the back so no one would bother her. Her plan was to come out, grab a quick bite, and then finish work at home.
She was so focused on her phone that she hadn’t noticed the woman walk up to her booth. There was a small tap on her shoulder then, and she was slightly annoyed that anyone would interrupt her when she purposely picked this booth to avoid being bothered. She turned to look up quickly, an annoyed “Can I help you?” on the tip of her tongue, when she came face-to-face with a literal angel, the words dying before they formed. Her jaw went slack as she took in the stunning being before her.
The woman had the bluest eyes Lena had ever seen, even under the minimal lighting of the place and the black rimmed glasses she wore. Her hair fell in soft golden waves, across the shoulders of her beige jacket and blue top. She had a pair of black pants that hugged her hips and a nice pair of boots to match. She looked dressed up, yet still casual, and it suddenly made Lena feel self-conscious about the tight fitting black dress and tight ponytail she wore.
“It was supposed to be yellow,” the woman said, pointing at the flower on the table.
A/N: Just felt like being a slut. This is just a fantasy of mine. Dean comes after the reader years later after he let her walk out of his life once. He is not making that mistake again. It’s short, and I’ve been extremely busy. Hope you don’t hate it.
You just gotta break the egg - Trying to understand Eto and her revolution
I have been reading past comments made by Eto about the revolution and change which she wants the world to go trough. The world sure could use a change, since at it`s current state it`s basically a cycle of violence that keeps hurting and twisting the people living in it.
However, as I have read Eto`s lines, there is something that puzzles me. When she is talking about this upcoming change, most of the discussion is surrounded with rather violent metaphors or word uses in general. To me it seems that by change, Eto means the destruction of the old system. Not, reform, not change but destruction. From the ashes of the old corrupted world, a new one shall rise. Let`s look at some of her word choices:
“Our enemy are the the Doves of CCC. However, eradicating the warped root that lurks behind all of this is my true aim.”
“In the destruction of this twisted birdcage, is the key to returning balance to the scales of the world. I would like you all to become the foundation of that destruction.”
“Because I want to take this fucked up, piece of shit world, fuck it up even more and then give it a factory reset.”
“To give birth to something, you`ve gotta destroy the world right before your eyes.”
This old world that needs to be broken, does not seem to be the CCG, but the warped root behind all of it that I guess is causing all this. What is that root? Is it the Washuu family that has held up a system for decades? Is it the mysterious V organization, which members said in the new chapter that some secret project they are conducting is related to keeping world at peace? Do all of these need to be destroyed that you can create something new, because I think a simple reform was not something Eto had in mind when she started to plan this.
Why then Eto uses such such a violent words and metaphors, seeing destruction as the way to change things? I guess a lot of has to do with how she grew up. Eto grew up in a harsh world, that probably made her see it trough a warped perspective. Her massive kakuja tells that she has done a lot cannibalization over these years, so she has lived a rough life. Her father leaving her alone with Noroi affected this too, making Eto very bitter. As has been discussed before, this manifest in her writing:
When you think about, I guess you could say that most of Eto`s creations end up having a tragic fate, as do the characters in her books. When she molded and re-created Kanae/Karren, I think Eto knew that she molded her in a way that she would not live very long after that. Aogiri Tree, a creation of Eto too, perished at the of Rue island mission by the hands of the CCG. Probably this was partially planned so that the empty space of power left by AT could be filled by the One-Eyed-King, Kaneki. King Kaneki is also Eto`s creation, so I wonder what will happen to Ken…
So to wrap this up: the thing is that Eto, whatever she sees that the warped root is (the CCG/Washuu/V..?) that keeps twisting their world, needs to be destroyed. Not reformed or changed, eradicated. In a odd way this reminds me a bit of the mentality that the Communist had. If you read one of the most famous manifestos by Lenin, a good chunk of the text is just talking about how the previous order/system etc… needs to be destroyed. A simple change is not enough, destruction is needed. What is also an odd coincidence is that this kind of “breaking an egg” metaphor used by Eto has also been used by the Soviets too in the past. I can`t remember who said, but the massive amounts death in the Soviet Union were told by a needed sacrificed, and the process was compared to making an omelet: You can`t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs. To make things clear, I am not saying that Eto is a communist. Her violent word choices and talk about destroying the old system just reminded me of those instances.
But are the current actions taken by Kaneki doing this? He has talked about bringing the CCG to the negotiation table, by force if he has to. Is this the thing that Eto wants to happen? Possibly a peaceful discussion how things should change?
Why Eto uses these hard words is likely because of her hard life, and as has been seen in the past, the life of ghouls at it`s worst is very violent. Even the wars she used to live in, the 24th, has been said to one of the most dangerous and violent places to live in.
In the end, I guess Eto herself summarized it the best in a quote from Dear Kafka:
“What cannot change can only be broken. “
Things are too corrupted to be changed anymore, so they need to be broken instead.
Request: So I have this idea
(because in my opinion there just isn’t enough protective Steve and Bucky)
where they go into a bar one night. Both Steve and Bucky immediately get bad
vibes. They watch as this bartender is getting treated like crap by all these
different guys. Like cat calling and unwanted touching. They notice how she
doesn’t do anything about their behavior so they ask her about it. She tells
them that she can’t otherwise her boss will fire her. This outrages Steve and
Bucky. They hear this one group of guys talking about jumping her once she’s
done closing. Steve and Bucky walk her home that night, and every night after
until she finds a new job.
“I don’t know, Steve, this place looks a little shady,” Bucky
grimaced, taking a quick look around the bar, having to squint in the darkness
despite his enhanced abilities. There
was a heavy haze in the air, a combined stench of old smoke, cheap cologne, and
spilled alcohol stinging at his throat with a biting dryness that had him ready
to leave before even taking his seat. A
deep groan escaped his throat when Steve clearly ignored his input and dropped
onto the bar stool, leaving Bucky no choice but to join him. “This place is nasty,” he continued, grabbing
a napkin to wipe the cushion before sitting, “I have no idea why you keep
coming in here.”
“They have the only bartender in town who gets my drink
right every time,” Steve smirked, watching you approach. “Hi, (Y/N),” Steve greeted you
enthusiastically, “how’s business tonight?”
Just curious if you did a break down of ESNY lyrics. id like to see your take on it.
I haven’t, but howbow now?
A lot of fans think Ever Since New York is about that unholiest of fauxmances, Haylor, since the primary stuntin’ took place in NYC. Listening to the lyrics, I agree with that.
Picture it: NYC, December 2012. 1D is at a career high, having played to a sold out Madison Square Garden crowd. This level of hotness must have smelled like blood in the water to fake ass fame vampire, Taylor Swift and her team. So commence fakelationship stuntin’!
I’ll show you what skeeved me out the most. The hotel ho strolls:
They’d make sure to pap Harry coming and going so that fans would infer that the s-e-x must have surely taken place. Classy. This is how music is marketed. Why God?
Meanwhile, all this fakery was apparently taking a toll on Louis:
And the Elounor awkwardness was later mocked by Grimmy:
And it only got worse from there. By New Year’s Eve, Tay Tay was reveling in this Times Square look-at-me spectacle:
Harry, not so much:
This was the point where 1DHQ really dug in with the closeting. Payzer 2.0 launched December 2012, too. Not a coincidence. This is where reality must have really set in. And this is just based on what we can piece together. God only knows what kinds of conversations took place bts to put all this in place. But I can imagine it was dehumanizing and demoralizing. Aggressive hetero stuntin’ would become the new normal for 1D.
So that’s the kind of stuff that would’ve influenced ESNY. It’s easy to understand why he still feels some type of way about it.
Tell me something, tell me something
You don’t know nothing, just pretend you do
I need something, so tell me something new
Choose your words ‘cause there’s no antidote
For this curse or what’s it waiting for
Must desert you just before you go
Harry is my people because he comes out the gate swinging. I’m guessing this first verse is directed at Taylor. Being older and having been in the business longer, Harry is looking to her to make him understand why this needs to happen. He wants her to help him make peace with it. But Taylor is the monster showbiz created. She has no wisdom to offer. So Harry is left grappling with this closeting, which feels like a curse. And “must desert you before you go” feels like a reference to the end of Haylor, where she played the role of good girl who got dumped…again.
There she is alone on a boat…deserted. This is what had to happen before she could go for good. It’s a reference to the fakery–knowing how things will play out before they even happen.
Oh, tell me something I don’t already know
Oh, tell me something I don’t already know
Again, Harry’s desperate for something more profound. I’m sure his team was telling him this was good for him, that it was in his best interests personally and professionally. But Harry isn’t really buying it.
Brooklyn saw me, empty avenues
There’s no water inside this swimming pool
Almost over, that’s enough from you
I’ve been praying, I never did before
Understand I’m talking to the walls
And I’ve been praying ever since New York
Harry was able to venture out into the boroughs, unbothered. But in Manhattan? It was lights, cameras, stunt time! And Haylor is like a empty swimming pool: an artifice without purpose. Just like a pool needs water to fulfill its purpose, a relationship needs a real emotional bond to fulfill its purpose. And of course, there wasn’t one. Harry’s counting the days until Taylor sails her fraudulent ass away on that boat. Enough! Same Harry. Same. These are trying times and Harry’s literally praying his way through it–searching for strength where he hadn’t looked before. That’s how profoundly hurtful this experience is for him And he’s been praying ever since. We know why.
GUYS IM LITERALLY CRYING OVER THIS OKAY! FINALLY!!!!!!!!! ACE AND ARO REPRESENTATION!!!!!!!!!!! IN SOME VERY POPULAR MEDIA!!!!!!! AND ITS NOT EVEN JUST ONE CHARACTER!!!!!!!!! AND ITS CONFIRMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS THE FIRST REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND IVE EVER SEEN IN POPULAR PUBLISHED BOOKS AND STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE BEST PART IS: THIS IS ALSO ONE OF LITERALLY TWO POPULAR MEDIA THINGS I’VE EVER WATCHED WITH CONFIRMED ADHD REP!!!!!! AND THE ONLY THING I’VE EVER SEEN WITH CONFIRMED GENDERQUEER CHARACTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THE PERCY JACKSON BOOKS AND @rrriordan IS A GIFT TO HUMANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and to think, just today i tried to post about ace/aro representation not being a thing that exists just when the wifi cut out! what a coincidence!!!
Ok I know Halloween was a lifetime ago, but could you consider writing abt test of courage in high school!RFA, V & Saeran included? With MC ending up their partner? I think in Japan they have this kind of a school activity. Cue: accidental (or not) handholding, maybe hugs, furious blushing afterwards :3
Cute prompt! Hope you like it:)
You were peer-pressured into participating in the test of courage
You were told just to pick a partner, and Zen not so subtly scoots next to you
“Oh, MC, you do not have a partner? What a coincidence. Me neither!”
The first few minutes into the cave where the test was held was not bad
There were cheesily masked teachers and bad decorations
But Zen kept asking if you were scared….and you really weren’t
You’re halfway through when you trip on a loose stone and stumble into his arms
He thinks you latched onto him because you had seen some frightening message on the wall
But really you were using to balance yourself
That didn’t use it as an excuse to keep holding onto his arm
You’re almost to the end and you actually see a light when someone in a cheap ghost costume pops out at you
It’s the only time you two actually scream and hug each other
You have one of those awkward untangling moments before walking out
You didn’t let go of his hand for the rest of the day though
He just randomly agreed to do it and picked a stick to find his partner
When he found out it was you, he started to low key get nervous because he had the biggest crush on you
You two start out and there is a huge silence for a little bit
But then he starts rambling…
“Are you scared? If you get scared, feel free to hold onto me. When I get scared, sometimes I like to imagine that….”
He’s talking so much that when a teacher pops out and says “boo!” he doesn’t even notice
You guys progress through the scary house and it’s actually getting creepy
Just as you’re about to grab his hand, someone pops out in a matted gorilla suit
You guys hear a familiar voice going “hoo-ha-hoo-ha!”
Yoosung starts yelling at Seven
Seven pulls off mask and starts whispering loudly how he’s trying to play wingman for Yoosung
“But why are you in a gorilla suit!”
“Look…the school budget was low, okay?”
At this point, you burst out laughing
You’re not looking where you’re going and stumble sideways into Yoosung’s arms
Seven gives you both a thumbs up before disappearing
The experience may not have been what Yoosung wanted, but seeing your bright smile at the end made it worth it
You two chose each other right away because you both are super close
Jaehee is surprisingly antsy through the whole thing
It wasn’t the scenery that got her, it was just having things jumping out of dark threw her off
You knew you had to do something when she almost judo flipped a teacher
You started to do different impressions of the other RFA members
“Don’t worry, Jaehee! I’ll protect you!” You say in your best Zen impression
This gets her giggling and makes her less uptight
She returned the favor when the place actually did start to get eerie, making you a bit on edge
She linked her arm with yours when she saw you flinch
She didn’t let go as you went through the worst part
Even when you left the cave, you still didn’t realize your arms were still linked
Oh well….you guys skip around sillily looking at the other attractions together
Your entire class was told to pick partners
It all happened so fast that you and Jumin were the only ones looking around dazed
So your teachers just threw you together and pushed you forward first with nothing but two candles to light the way
He’s analyzing all the jumpscares
Goes so far as to give you psychological facts about when and where things are placed to make a full effect
At some point, your candle gets blown out
As he’s trying to relight it with his own, his also gets blown out….leaving you both in a haunted cave in the dark
You suggest to hold hands so you don’t get lost
You notice Jumin uncharacteristically stammering whenever he speaks to you now
Poor guy is just super nervous being so close to you
Meanwhile, a volunteering student waiting behind the scenes are expecting candles…so one of them ended up tripping over Jumin’s shoe in the dark, toppling him over
All you hear is, “Boo–AHHH!”
Someone comes over with a light
The student is trying to get up but he keeps slipping on the wet rocks, and Jumin is just so done so he’s just laying on the ground looking dead inside
After that whole mess is over and you two are finally outside, you start laughing over the whole thing
“Sorry that happened to you though, Jumin.”
“I wouldn’t have minded if it were you who had fallen into my arms.”
“W-what’s that supposed to mean?”
“Oh look…they have cotton candy over there.”
Your class had to pull sticks…and you certainly weren’t his partner
Oh, well. He could fix that
A few bribes later and you two were walking in together
He’s liked you for awhile, so he’s really trying to impress you
Speaking of bribes, he also got information from the students running the test of courage
He knew exactly what would pop out and when so he didn’t end up screaming like a baby
You do get scared at most of the things, but you end up laughing at yourself right after
Which gets him laughing too, so you’re just both stumbling through in laughter
Unfortunately, one of the students didn’t get Seven’s bribe memo
He jumped out near the end with a legitimately scary costume and fake blood
You and Seven scream at the top of your lungs
You two are clutching onto to each other for dear life as you stumble back into a corner
You both just stay there in a moment of shock as the student disappears behind the scenes again
You start giggling, “I’m pretty sure your scream was higher than mine, Seven…”
“What? No! It was the–er–echo!”
At this point, you guys were at the end anyway so you walk out together…holding hands
You don’t even remember when he grabbed your hand, but you weren’t complaining
When it was time to choose partners, no one in the class wanted to pair up with Saeran
Even though he seemed like he didn’t care, you felt bad and came to stand beside him
He really wasn’t scared of any of the teachers or students jumping out of the dark
If anything, they were scared of him
They’d pop out with a scary sound, he would glare, and they would retreat
You guys get to the middle, and you’re actually starting to feel a little uneasy
You want to hold Saeran’s hand, but you’re not sure how he’d feel about it
But its getting darker, and you two can’t get separated
You slowly reach out for his hand and take it
Surprisingly, he doesn’t object
He’s actually trying to comfort you, explaining that there’s nothing to be scared of since there’s just the teachers and the scared feeling is just a mind trick
When you leave, you try to let go of his hand, but he doesn’t let you
He doesn’t say anything and appears casual, but he’s holding onto your hand tightly for most of the day
He could tell you wanted to go in
But he could also tell you didn’t want to go in alone, so he offered himself
You actually have the time of your life, not because of the atmosphere, but because of V
He was usually calm and collected, but he kept flinching every time there was a jumpscare
You found it very cute
When you boldly pointed it out to him, you could see a slight blush creep into his cheeks
You find it really funny how his conversations are
You two are in the middle of the dark in some eerie place
And V starts talking about different philosophies and the meaning of life
It’s all very endearing
You somehow manage to slip your hand into his somewhere along the way
At first he’s a little tense, but by the end he’s holding onto your hand firmly
There is literally no Reggie content out there so this is for the people like me who love Reggie and need some imagines involving him
Pairing:Reggie Mantle x reader Warnings: [N/A] Fandom:Riverdale
You felt eyes on you. Not caring about what the teacher was saying you turned around to see that there was someone in fact staring at you. Reggie Mantle, you didn’t know him too well. He wasn’t apart of your crowd and he kind of seemed like a jerk. You couldn’t lie and say the guy wasn’t hot as hell though. Why was he staring at you of all people?
Reggie looked away from you a few seconds after you met his eyes and began to tap his pencil on his desk. He looked extremely bored. Perhaps it was just a coincidence that you happen to turn around just as his eyes were wondering around the classroom. That’s happen to you several times. Shrugging it off you decided to turn back around and attempt to listen to your teachers boring speech.
About a minute later however to your great surprise you felt something hit the back of your neck. Turning around you met eyes yet again with Reggie. He pointed toward the floor and once you looked down you saw a crumpled up piece of paper on the floor. Did he seriously throw a piece of paper at you? You couldn’t help but glare at him in annoyance but you still reluctantly picked up the paper and unfolded it.
The note read…
You want to get a milkshake some time?
You were completely shocked. Like you said before you’ve never really talked to Reggie before, even though part of you wanted to. Where was this coming from? Not to mention Reggie seemed like the type of guy who could just walk up to a girl and ask her out no problem, but when it came to you he seemed nervous. It was actually kind of cute. You felt the temperature in your cheeks heat up as you stared at the note. Reggie was still staring at you from behind, impatiently awaiting your answer.
After a little thinking you took out a sheet of paper and scribbled down…
Only if you’re paying
Crumbling the paper up with a grin on your face you turned and chucked it at Reggie. He caught it and opened it quickly, his eagerness quite evident. You watched as his eyes scanned the note then a smile made its way across his face. Reggie chuckled before shooting you a thumbs up.
“Friday?” He mouthed and you nodded. Man you couldn’t wait.
a/n: have yall ever seen the soulmate prompt where it’s like “the song that’s stuck in your head is stuck in your soulmate’s head too”??? well thats what this fic is based on. its kind of confusing; i had to take a little artistic liberty; and it really, really, really sucks, but i hope you like it anyway. enjoy!!!
You didn’t believe in soulmates. You never had. Your parents
said they were soulmates – they had ways, reasons they found each other that
they constantly yammered on about. But you didn’t believe in soulmates. It was
luck they found each other, and luck that they fell in love. The whole shtick
of them ‘hearing the same songs in their head’ or whatever was just… coincidence. Of
course. It had to be. There was no such thing as soulmates.
Until you heard it one day.
Rise up… when you’re
livin’ on your knees you rise up…
You looked around the crowded subway car you were on,
eyebrows cocked. Was someone playing their music too loud? So loud that you
could hear it? You couldn’t recognize the song, so it certainly wasn’t coming
through your earbuds. A quick glance around the cabin rewarded you with no
answers; the other people in the immediate vicinity didn’t have any earbuds in
or headphones on. Your eyebrows screwed up in the middle of your head and you
leaned back, trying not to show both the confusion and the annoyance on your
face. What the fuck was happening?
Another line came seconds later.
Tell your brother that
he’s gotta rise up… tell your sister that she’s gotta rise up… when are these
colonies gonna rise up…
Okay, okay I
haven’t done a real post about all my thoughts on season 4 yet. I’m a sucker
for long posts and I looove analyzing everything. And SKAM is just the perfect
show to analyze. The metaphors and symbolism is EVERYTHING! This post will be
already got sooo much from the season. Multiple updates a day. Clips every day
(so far). I really hope they keep it up the entire season. So far, we have a
little more than 16 minutes of eps 1. We could get a short clip today (maybe
Sana talking to her brother about not getting involved with her friends?) And
then a longer clip Friday. For some reason, I have a feeling that the episodes
will be a bit longer this season compared to season 3, because it seems like
they have A LOT to cover in 10 episodes. So, I’m hoping they are aiming for 30+
minutes rather than 20. But we’ll see!
So, we got the trailer. I already wrote a bit about it, but I didn’t
fully cover it. I think it’s safe to say the correct timeline of events is the
timeline of the reverse trailer: Starting with Noora and then the domino effect
going from there. According to the trailer Sana will be the one starting it
all. She trips Noora, who falls.
From what we have seen so far, it is pretty
clear that this will have something to do with boys! Either something with
William or some of the boys from The Balloon Squad (or both). It is clear, that
Sana doesn’t want the girls to get involved with her brother and his friends,
but at this point they are not respecting her wishes (let’s get back to this
later). They want Noora to find a new crush/hookup and The Balloon Squad is the
target. At this point I think this will be what triggers Sana to do what she
does. The girls will push her to the edge, and she will do something. In the trailer,
she clearly trips Noora on purpose, so I think she is definitely triggered by
something (because otherwise why would she do it?). But I don’t think she knows
what kind of drama this will start (the domino effect).
The next in line is Vilde. Noora falls into her, and tears her pearl necklace
in the fall. A white pearl necklace is known to symbolize innocence, purity and
beauty, and I don’t think that the use of a pearl necklace to be torn is a coincidence.
Vilde has so far been portrait as a bit oblivious and very absorbed with her
own image and appearance. Her thing with Magnus also seems very sweet and
innocent. This will somehow crack, and Noora will be the one starting it. Vilde
has already begun to appear really shady. She seemed head over heals with
Magnus, but she was very quick to find other boys interesting (= Sana’s
brother). She may play it off as finding love for Noora, but be careful Vilde!
Next up is Eva. She is not directly affected by Vilde, but more indirectly trips do to what happens to her when the necklace tears.
her drink on Chris, and I think the drink-spilling may symbolize that this has
to do with her drunkness. We know the girl can get wasted!! I have no idea what
it will be about, but she may do something when she is wasted, which she may
regret and will affect more than herself.
To be honest, I have no idea what the Chris thing is, but I may think Chris is not symbolizing herself. It is more likely that she symbolizes ‘the one filming’ (I did write a small post about this earlier)
We know the one
filming is Mikael, and it would make sense that whatever hurts Even, is
something from his past. I look forward to knowing what happened in Even’s
past, but I’m also very anxious to see him hurting. He is my baby, and if
someone hurts him on purpose, I will end them! But the trailer also shows us
that Isak does not leave Even’s side for one second! He goes down with him and
has his back. This really comforts me. Evak is power couple no. 1!!
Okay, so moving on from the trailer… We have yet to make it to the first
full episode, but sooo much is already building up. It is clear, that Sana
feels like she doesn’t fully fit in with her friends. They clearly don’t
understand her religion/culture and it annoys her! You can’t blame them for not
knowing everything, but I think the issue is that they don’t even try to
understand. They just assume things instead of actually talk to Sana about it.
I think she would gladly answer their questions and talk about her religion and
the culture her family comes from. All this adds on top of them not respecting
her wishes for them to not get involved with her brother and his friends. I
think all of this will strengthen her relationship with Isak. The two of them
became close last year, and he actually talked to her about her religion and
views on the world. He asked questions and they both challenged each other and
grew as human. I think Sana will feel like she could actually talk to him about
things she cares about. The fact that the girls only talk about sex and boys
clearly frustrates her. I think she would love to talk about her feelings on
the subject, but that their lack of interest makes her keep her facade of not
caring about it at all.
We don’t know how her relationship is with Even yet, but they could
easily had become friends over the last couple of months (the time between the
end of s3 and now). The fact that he knows the Quran and therefor maybe
understand her more and doesn’t just assume things could be a big deal.
From the latest text update, the girls could end up partying with The Balloon
Squad (against Sana’s wishes). This party could be the first step into drama
town! Maybe The Balloon Squad ends up having a clash with The Boy Squad –
Magnus being jealous of whatever Vilde is up to and Even being confronted with
his past. He could even be taking totally off guard, if they randomly end up at
the same party. Does Isak even now what happened at Bakka yet? It has to be
something big, since it made him change school and take his last year in
gymnasium all over again.
I’m excited and anxious about this season!! Oh boy, oh boy. If you made
it this far (I know this is a really long post) Please give me your thoughts!
So this is my contribution to Marichat May, now no one can tell me I never did anything for it xD I hope you enjoy :)
“Ugh, this is so stupid, Tikki,” Marinette complained,
crinkling the pages of the Literature book she was holding in her hands. “There’s
no way I can make this convincing.”
“Not with that attitude,” Tikki giggled. “Relax, Marinette, you’ll
be a great Juliette! Don’t push yourself too hard. Besides, you’ll have the
book right in front of you in class; you don’t have to memorize anything.”
“I know,” Marinette sighed dejectedly. “But I have to
practice this, at least. What if Adrien plays Romeo? I want him to be
captivated by my Juliette, and that can’t happen if I just read straight from
Hello JHH! Do you have any personaly proof that David and Gillian in romantic relationship? What maked YOU believe? Can you call 5 reason to believe in more than friendly relationship
Hello anon! No I don’t have any proof. If I had one, I wouldn’t be here guessing and analyzing everything! But I can definitely call 5 reasons to believe in it. You could have asked for 50 actually. So this is going to be in no particular order, just as it crosses my mind.
1 - I don’t know what kind of friend you are for your friends, but I don’t kiss mine on the lips (twice) and I don’t put my tongue down their throat to amuse my coworkers around me (twice) (probably more than twice). I don’t have more than an attraction for my friends. I don’t know them more than their spouse. I don’t tell them there’s no ramp required for where I want them to be. I don’t want to be buried right next to them. I don’t miss especially one of them while laying in bed. I don’t wear shirts with an arrow pointing at them saying I’m with them. I’m not moist around them. I don’t tell them “why don’t we just have sex on this table right now?” Even if the word is dying.
2 - I haven’t even started, and it’s more than 5 reasons already.
4 - They even confuse themselves. David dropping “All that’s left is the heart” between them while asked about their characters… What was that?
5 - They ALWAYS disappear at the same time. Always. And they always resurface at the same time. It happens all the time. You just have to pay attention, but it’s always like that, and it can’t be just coincidences.
6 - You got me started, I’m on a roll, you won’t stop me now.
7 - What kind of friends describe their friendships as adult / enjoyable friendship based on logistic? What does that even mean? Would your friend make your year by being on stage for five minutes giving you a totally unknown award? Would tearing Neil Young apart with one of your friend would be the best night of your life? Without even being drunk?
8 - They lie to us. They do. And they’re proud of them. 5 emails a year? A confessed lie. Having “meals together when nobody’s watching”? another lie. They have breakfasts together. Do you have breakfasts with your friends? I don’t but maybe I’m missing something. They say they’ve never dated, but what were the 1997 Golden Globes?
9 - There are too many stories. You’re free to not believe them, but I do, for most of them.
This post is probably going to be relatively short; there’s only one big chunk of scene that has Kalagang. But it’s definitely one of our favorites because it’s the iconic sceneof Sense8. Before we go into What’s Up montage, I want to go over two scenes of Wolfgang and Abraham (and Felix).
Abraham: Whenever I have a difficult decision to make, I come here. This place brings a clarity to any decision. [What were you thinking about?] My mother […] She fell in love with an Englishman and ran away with him against her parents’ wishes. I think how much courage she had to make that decision. […] Our existence depends on sheer implausibility.
It seems like every single person around Wolfgang and Kala has something to say that somehow foreshadows or reflects their relationship. Remember Rajan’s speech during party in 1x02? Story about Abraham’s mother is not an exact parallel to Kalagang’s, but still some parts match. I mean we know what Kala and Wolfgang were planning to do in season 2 before that bitch, Lila turned in Wolfgang to BPO. The point is – it foreshadows, in some point, Kala is going to need some courage to make an important decision. And same thing may be applied to Wolfgang.
Abraham: I think I know where these rocks came from. Out of Mumbai (Bombay), I’m guessing…
By now, I’m pretty sure Wolfgang’s getting diamonds originally from India is just a coincidence. At first, I thought these diamonds or the story behind them would be a kind of medium that later connects Wolfgang and Kala. But now, since half of them are sold and the other half is gone – literally exploded along with Steiner by Wolfgang’s RPG, I think maybe it’ just a MacGuffin. Nevertheless I wanted to mention this part because, again, everything around Wolfgang and Kala is giving them signs they are meant to be together.
In India, Kala is dreaming…and in her dream, Kala seems more like herself than when she’s with Rajan in reality. She’s relaxed, comfortable, free…and happy.
Before the song begins, Wolfgang has a short flashback of his childhood; when little Wolfie gets scared to sing in front of people, his father laughs at him. Seeing illusion of his father, Wolfgang yells at him – and it once again proves how much anger Wolfgang holds against his father. Moreover, the way Wolfgang feels about singing, whether in public or not, is more than just feeling uncomfortable or embarrassed.
Everything about Wolfgang’s father – his drinking problem, abusive attitude, etc. – has traumatized Wolfgang since he was a little boy. I mentioned in previous post (#01) that Wolfgang is used to suppress his emotions. He may now be able to sing in front of people, but it doesn’t mean he’s forgotten how his father treated him on that day. So singing might not be something Wolfgang truly enjoys; it’s not something, also, that brings back good memories to him.
HOWEVER, Wolfgang’s memory about singing is about to be replaced…and change forever. Not by his father’s laughter, but by this woman.
I was kinda surprised that Wolfgang is the one who seems more confused and lost at that moment (but even so being confused and all, Wolfgang slowly turns his body towards Kala which I thought it was cute)
Whereas Kala looks like she’s really glad to see Wolfgang again. I mean the way she’s being shy at first, but then slowly walks towards Wolfgang with a smile like that? Looks like someone has fallen head over heels for bad boy.
But I think the reason why Kala does not hesitate to get closer to Wolfgang is she’s dreaming. Because everything is happening inside her head, Kala thinks it’s okay – or I’d say safe – to do whatever she wants. If this was happening in reality, then nope, not a chance. She wouldn’t dare to smile like that, or to get closer to a stranger. (Just so you know – in her dream, Kala is wearing earrings. In reality, she’s not; and she literally says out loud that she was dreaming)
Aww, look at Wolfie. The sub is so on point. I think this is the first time where we actually see Wolfgang’s genuine smile – well, he does smile when he’s with Felix, but I’m not gonna count that in. We can all see he surely has a different kind of feeling towards Kala. I mean, come on, we’re looking at the same guy who said he’s not looking for a relationship…yeah, right.
JUST LOOK AT THEM! We have never seen them this joyful, excited, and thrilled. We have never seen them being this expressive. They are enjoying every. single. moment. together. And they don’t even know each other, at all!
A part of Wolfgang is still trying to figure out if he’s dreaming; if this is all just an illusion. His eyes are slowly tracing her face as if he wants to memorize every single feature of it, so even after this is all gone, he’d still be able to remember her. While the other part of him is practically screaming out loud that he wants her so bad. Look how he’s swallowing hard, like he’s trying his best to contain himself.
Daya: Kala? You were singing in English and dancing. [I was dreaming] You were smiling at someone. I have never seen you smile like that. Was it Rajan?
Daya, your sister was smiling at someone who is not Rajan. By the way, when Kala hesitates to answer at first…then kinda gives this evasive response to her sister, did anyone feel deja vu? If you look at the original post of this GIF, you’ll see that her reaction is similar to Wolfgang’s reaction.
Today Enty ran a blind item about a member of 1D closeting himself with girlfriends. A few hours later, we get Eleanor. The timing is not a coincidence. Syco/Sony doesn't care if this looks fake to us. That's kind of the point. This is about making it look like Louis is choosing his closet. Louis has been choosing his closet so even if BG ends, Syco isn't responsible. This is about shifting the blame onto him. It is awful.
I really really hope that’s not what they’re trying to do, but clearly they’ve convinced some people of that, so perhaps it’s their next attempt. Fuck them if that’s their goal.
In the middle of taking ages to write another hand meta (yes
I’m back to that guys) this episode aired and therefore I am here to bring you
my review of 12x20 and all the emotions that brought to the table.
Firstly, important things to address: I am PISSED that two
POC women were killed this episode. I don’t really care that Alesha was brought
back as a Twig puppet monster (my nickname for those creatures) because it was
still two violent POC deaths shown on screen. Must we really keep seeing this
on this show? After Billy? I know that SPN needs to keep its death count high
and I would NOT want them to kill off Max when he is our only canon recurring
queer character on the show atm either (not including Dean still hidden away in
Narnia) but I’m still pissed off about it. I also didn’t like the fact that
they showed the old witch’s immediate dislike of Tasha being a racist thing
either. Yes I know she’s an evil witch but really spn? Racism and then have
that same racist old hag KILL the poc lady? Nice going.
Anyway, that is my rant on that. So ya’ll know it pissed me
off. This is a just fandom blog and I wanna keep it positive bearing in mind I
actually loved this episode but it needed to be addressed.
I did love this episode, even if I am getting a meta
headache over all the narrative mirrors they showed us and went to extensive
lengths to portray. I feel I need to outline them all clearly so without further
rambling here they are:
Max is Dean and
Alesha is Sam
This one is pretty obvious. They went to great lengths to
show this including adding a blast from the far past in the ‘THEN’ section by
showing us the Pilot episodes baby dean (how high and young his voice was!)
saying the classic phrase “Dad’s on a hunting trip and hasn’t been home in a
few days”. To say that the Banes’ story then mirrors the first two seasons of
the show would be highly accurate.
Max is shown to be the loud, flirtatious, overly confident
sibling with his boisterous attitude and charisma. Unlike Dean however he is ‘out
and proud’… Oh Dean… please find your way out of Narnia this season.
Alesha is the sibling who rolls her eyes over her brothers
antics, and feels more like an outsider in the family, based on this
conversation with Sam:
“He always thinks he
knows mum better, because they’re both natural witches, it’s who they are”
“When I was growing up
Dean and my dad had the same thing with hunting, that bond”.
This pretty much drums the mirror home, but later we are
shown just how similar Dean and Max are by how Max takes the deal and brings
his sister back (though perhaps not quite in the same way) and sells his soul
for her, because like Dean, he is unable to go on without his sibling.
This is the main narrative mirror in place, with the
siblings shown to be kinda co-dependent and willing to sacrifice for each
other. It also really helps our bi!dean reading that he is yet again being
mirrored with a queer man. Yay for Steve Yokey really pushing that parallel.