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gettin-schwifty  asked:

Despite being comically irresponsible when it comes to supervising children, Stan loves Dipper and Mabel unconditionally. Even if Stan is prone to making fun of them at times, he's proven that he really cares about them and would lay down his life for them. What are your thoughts on Stan's affection towards the kids?

You just worded it beautifully right here.

Deep in his heart, I think, Stan is a family man. But he’s been burned by his family—kicked out by his father, rejected by his beloved twin brother. It’s interesting to notice how he doesn’t warm up to the twins from the first season to the second so much as rapid-cycle between grouchy fake-detachment (offering them each a free choice from the gift shop—"The catch is do it before I change my mind") and explicit eagerness to bond with them (the plot of the second episode revolves around an attempt to grow closer to them by taking them on a fishing trip), with the occasional moment of pure self-absorption in which he nearly forgets that they exist (distracted by an old movie on television, unaware that they’ve been out of the house for hours). And then, I had been very sure, upon first watching the series, that he had little interest in the twins at first, but we have it via Alex Hirsch that he drove all the way to the hospital when they were born and fought their grandfather for a chance to hold them. My own theory is that he had a longstanding offer to take on the kids for a summer, and that Mr. and Mrs. Pines finally accepted it when they considered the kids old enough—at which point they were both a little beyond him, teetering on the verge of teenhood, not the trusting tykes he’d envisioned who would be eager to listen to his jokes and watch him bait a hook.

Stan is a family man, but he never had a family of his own. I think it’s easy to imagine him being inclined to have one, which is why the “Grunkle 4 Grandpa” theories caught on as quickly as they did (frankly, there’s a lot that still hasn’t been explained to my satisfaction). A lot of people latched on to a throwaway line in “Little Gift Shop of Horrors"—"next thing you know, you gotta raise a kid, your life falls apart"—which Hirsch explained not as a confession of a personal experience but as something Stan’s father had often said to him. If this is the case, it might help to explain why Stan, who was apparently successful with women in his younger days, never held down a relationship; fatherhood may have held a lingering fear for him.

Yet despite his best efforts at detachment from humanity (let’s be real, Stan couldn’t even detach himself from some characters in an old TV movie), despite his gruff and cynical attitude and his crabbed bachelor existence, he’s managed—almost unwittingly—to attract a child to himself. Soos Ramirez has looked up to Stan since he was very young, considers him a father figure, and dreams of being adopted by him—something Stan seems not to be aware of. I think that has a lot to do with Stan’s conception of fatherhood. See, Stan is protective of Soos—he got himself banned from airplanes in an effort to help shield him from a source of trauma—and protectiveness had no place in Filbrick Pines’ parenting philosophy. He taught his sons to be stronger, tougher, so that they could protect themselves; Stan, perceiving vulnerability in Dipper, puts him to work, determined to give him the strength and resource he needs to fight back. This, to Stan, is fatherhood, a school of endurance against future cruelties; his father’s love was tough love, and he doesn’t realize yet that fatherhood can also mean busting out the brass knuckles and smacking some zombies around because the kids aren’t strong enough to handle them yet. That it can mean the urge to punch a dinosaur in the face rather than let that little girl’s heart get broken, or to get labeled a flight risk rather than see that boy sad even for one day out of the year. This might not be the appropriate reaction in every instance, and those boxing skills undoubtedly served Stan well, but the point is that Mabel and Dipper change the conception of fatherhood that Stan has been taught from birth, and it’s not coincidental that his arc ends in the moment when he treats Soos like a son, passing the Mystery Shack down to him.

This is where a key thesis of the show—that it’s never too late to start again—is extremely important. Stan could be bitter that no one told him sooner that having children wouldn’t ruin his life but just might save it, that a father could be loving and gentle as well as strong and stern (when did he stop referring to Mabel as “[Dipper’s] sister” and start calling her “sweetie” and “pumpkin”?), and that his tenderness of heart wouldn’t be a deficiency when it came to dealing with children but would be his greatest asset. He could be sad about what he missed out on for so many years. But he’s too busy being Stanley Pines, a hero to his family; he’s too busy rejoicing in everything he has right now.

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Adventures with a Most Noble Companion - Chapter 1 - chooseredemption - Supergirl (TV 2015) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Title: Adventures with a Most Noble Companion

Summary:

A series that looks at just what happens when Lena Luthor is entrusted with being the care taker for a puppy by Supergirl.

aka. What happened when sango-blep started talking about puppies…

@sango-blep and I have been making each other cry with this au for the past few months.  It’s time for all of you to join us…

I was about 5 when I had already realised that I was never going to marry a man, and wanted a wife instead. This was the mid-80s. There was nothing on television that adequately reflected how I saw my future. Then in 1984, when I was 7, along came a tv show called Kate & Allie, it featured two College friends who had drifted apart and re-connected after their divorces. They lived together with their three children in a New York City apartment.  Kate was the free spirited ex-hippie type, whilst Allie was the more straitlaced pearls and proper decorum type. Together they made an opposites attract kind of couple.

It was the only show at the time that even vaguely reflected the life I wanted. It was no surprise that the show built up a lesbian following, a sit-com with two attractive, competent, hilarious female leads, bringing up three children together.

I was devoted.

Until they seemed to get wind of how this was coming across to the audience, what followed was one of the most condescending 25 minutes of television I have ever watched.

They “addressed” the issue of any implied lesbianism by airing an episode that featured the protagonist’s landlady, a lesbian, saying that they would have to pay more rent as they were two families living in a one family apartment, unless they were actually one family, i.e. Kate & Allie were lesbians. What followed was a convoluted and patronising episode that concluded with the pair schooling their lesbian landlady on what constituted a family.

I never watched another episode.  Even at that age I understood the message they were sending me.

Cagney & Lacey was another favourite amongst lesbians, two badass women, who could hold their own in a macho environment that is the epitome of old school boy’s club. They were intelligent, tough, and still empathetic.  They were the kind of women I wanted to see around me.

But yet again, as the show carried on, it was deeply imparted to the audience how much Christine Cagney loved sex with men, and hardly an episode went by where there wasn’t a scene of Mary Beth and Harv kissing and more.

It was to remind us, these women might be playing in a man’s world, but they are still all about the dick.

Lucy Lawless, the incredible Xena: Warrior Princess, was very aware of the huge lesbian fanbase that the show had, in part due to the extensive volumes of fanfiction written about Xena and her bard sidekick Gabrielle. Lucy and co-star Renee O’Connor were deeply respectful of their fans, and giving them as much as they could with their on-screen interactions within the framework of the scripts. It was only as the show was ending that they were told that the characters were each other’s true loves. A point they addressed by saying that had they known earlier, they would have played the parts more explicitly loving, and would have made sure it had been more explicit to fans earlier in the show’s six year run. Their disappointment at not having known sooner was palpable and displayed a deep respect that they had for their LGBT audience.

Fast forward a few years, and in the post Beth Jordache era, we had Bad Girls, a UK women’s prison drama that featured straight Prison Governor, Helen Stewart, fall in love with one of her prisoners, Nikki Wade, it was a sweet story, and one of the few with a relatively decent ending. The actresses displayed grace and empathy when dealing with their fans, even appearing at a London pub after a Leicester Square movie premiere to sign autographs for a pub full of lesbian fans. I saw that it was possible for fans to be embraced and treasured, which to me made me feel like we had turned a corner from being scorned, ridiculed and patronised. We even had our own tv show, The L Word, which as flawed as it is, seemed like a massive step to media acceptance.

Post L Word, it is almost like we are being punished, almost every lesbian character on tv seems to either die or have an affair with a man(wtf?).

The past few years, scrolling through my tumblr feed is like a journey in joy and heartbreak. Watching the younger generations get excited over wlw characters, only to have to mourn the loss of them a short time later.

I never watch a tv series when it comes out now. I wait.

I wait to see where the arc is going. I wait to see how we are going to be treated by the cast and studio who make it. I have been burned a few too many times in the past, and only a couple of those many times have been recounted here.

These shows taught me from a very young age to pick and choose carefully what I watched, and that I could not rely on the mainstream media to cater to my needs.  This is where fanfiction, fanart and fantasy come in. We learned how to take the characters and make our own stories with them, the myriad websites dedicated to fanfiction/art are a testament to that, and to our resourcefulness as viewers. After all, amazing fanfiction is still being written about Seven of Nine and Captain Janeway, and Olivia Benson and Alex Cabot (to name just two ships), characters who haven’t shared screen time in many, many years. Our love for these characters and their chemistry is enduring.

What we deserve though, are fully realised relationships between characters on screen, not scraps, not looking for every nuance in interaction. We can still do it, we are very good at it, we have had decades of practice after all. It is probably something we will always do, it is almost as though it is in our genes to be able to see the unspoken tensions and subtleties.

But it is so nice to have shows where this isn’t necessary, where you can just relax and watch the relationship unfold, without having to work to find those precious moments.

This was why I have loved watching the gifs and screencaps of shows like Carmilla, Wynonna Earp, Grey’s Anatomy and Supergirl cross my dash.

Knowing that there are generations younger than me who haven’t had to be so patronised and condescended to by the media, but who are actually being catered to.

To see Chyler Leigh be so enthusiastic in her representation of Alex Danvers, and her deeply moving responses to stories of the fans. It made my heart soar to see this. So I thought I would be safe with Supergirl, I watched the first season and was drawn in, I was waiting eagerly to buy the second season on DVD when I saw the footage from SDCC 2017.

To some, I know it is easy to brush aside, to wait for it all to blow over. They don’t have the history of being invalidated and condescended to.

To me, what I was watching, was deliberate, and unnecessary and cruel. It reminded me of the popular kids at school bullying those who are already society’s outcasts and unwanted.

To say you are an ally and trot out your ally credentials, is meaningless if your behaviour speaks otherwise. To mention when you are apologising for your bad behaviour, how badly you are being treated and how unfair it is, is ridiculous. Take responsibility.

To me, the whole spectacle was sad and left me hurting for the younger viewers who were experiencing the same things I experienced so long ago, knowing that even if you find somewhere you think you belong, there will always be those who don’t want you there, who will make that space unsafe for you. There is a reason why the concept of safe spaces is so large in the LGBT community, it is because we don’t have many.

What I won’t do is put my time and money into a show that devalues me, or who employs people who do. (To be clear, I am not insisting that others do not watch the show, you do you, boo boo).

I was heartened by the reactions displayed by Katie McGrath and Odette Annable at SDCC, who along with Chyler Leigh and Floriana Lima have been amazing ambassadors for their characters (Odette excepting as we have not seen her screen time, but her displays of solidarity with Katie were invaluable as an LGBT viewer), and make me long for a spin off with these four cast members.

The show has been tainted for me, and I won’t watch it, not when there are other shows that are not treating their LGBT characters and viewers poorly, so Wynonna Earp and The Bold Type, here I come, please don’t let me down.

That little show that could

Bones ends tonight. And I thought I was prepared for it. When they announced that this season would be the last one I wasn’t surprised, and I was kind of relieved that at least we were having one last season to say goodbye. But I think it never really sank in that BONES. WAS. ENDING.

This is the show that has been with me for 12 years. The show that taught me what fandoms were and that introduced me to the world of tv shows. And as much I can like other shows, Bones has been a constant in my life. It was always there, It was able to cheer me on bad days, to make me cry, to really fall in love with these characters. To show me what a real OTP was.

And it really annoys me how people aren’t able to see past the fact that it is a procedural. How they weren’t able to see the cast full of strong and independent women, or the plots that were able to touch in such a wonderful and delicate ways issues like transexuality, animal violence, rape, religion vs science, foster care… And at the same time Bones could be much more funnier that many comedies.

12 seasons is an amazing run for a show, but it doesn’t make the ending hurt any less. Specially when you felt that this show hasn’t been recognised enough, sometimes not even by its own network. But I’m glad for the Bones family; cast, crew and fandom. Because we have loved this show so much that we have been able to keep it on the air for 12 years. And even when my focus has drifted to other shows at times, I have always been proud of being part of this wonderful fandom.

So I just want to say thank you. Thank you all for being here supporting this show. And we are not going anywhere… this is just an hiatus until we make the revival happen.

Ten years ago. February 2007. I was at home with some of my sister’s friends over and decided to borrow the computer. I saw them showing my sister a website that was all about penguins. She registered he penguin and plaed around with the game and I decided to give it a try. 

People call me by “flaca” (Which I back then mispelled it as “Flaka”) and I was ten years old. So I decided to name my Penguin Flaka10.  In the first few weeks of my penguin’s existence, it was too young to do tours or do secret agency. So i got really hapy when my penguin was finally old enough to do so. 

The island was so tiny. There was no forest, no beach, no huge HQ, no card jitsu, no submarine. Only Red, Blue, Pink, Green, Black and Purple puffles existed. It was almost an isloated and tiny world. And yet, I was having so much fun. 

As I grew attached to the game, I would go there almost everyday and even go to Youtube and watch Clubpenguin music videos (maybe even see sad clubpenguin videos along the way. Don’t judge me). There was one CP youtube video that I will always find memorable and that is Heatblast’s Clubpenguin TV series. I adored it so much. I always wanted to meet him and be seen in Youtube. It was during his running that I always inspired on making my own Clubpenguin youtube video of my own. So when Clubpenguin TV got cancelled, I felt pretty sad. 

I remember all the fake videos of how people found a golden and rainbow puffle, as well as tipping an iceberg. And how they finally became official in the game.

I’ll never forget how horrifying it was when the pool started flooding after the crab cracked the underwater window. I thought the island was gonna drown until they decided to host that Water party. I remember forcing my mom to pay for membership. I remember seeing a location get packed because of Rockhopper’s appearance and even have some who try to look and act like Rockhopper. 

I remember when the dojo was just a secret location. You open a map, click on a random snowy mountain, and you’re in an empty abandoned dojo. I remember when Sensei arrived in Clubpenguin being all mysterious at first before introducing Card-Jitsu. I remember how interested I was at the plot of the snow dojo. How I always wanted Sensei and his former friend Tusk to get back together. 

I’ll never forget getting my favorite pet puffle Flakes when white puffles became available in the Pet Shop. We done lots of game together and I ALWAYS let him walk besides me wherever I go. I’m very happy that he never ran away. And I will miss him so dearly. 

As you can see on the last few pictures, this was my last moments in Clubpenguin before it shut down. I took all my penguins clothing and made it how it exactly looked when I registered Clubpenguin. I kept my puffle beside me and we looked at the island together one last time in an empty server. Some penguins joined in to take a glimpse of the view. 

I never got to see the game close, since my parents would have catch me awake, but the last words I said in the game is something I don’t regret. This game will always treasure my heart for as long as I live. Again, Thank you Club Penguin. May you waddle on peacefully. 

Barrio Slums and More ch. 4

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It was quiet. And it was awkward. Lance hated that he felt so awkward. Still, he felt that if he spoke, his voice would tremble as badly as his heart was beating. He cleared his throat nervously and leaned against the door, looking at the houses they passed by and listened to the gentle hum of the engine and the low melody of the radio.

“Why’d your brother sound so upset?” he heard suddenly.

Lance looked over at him and frowned. Keith was looking at the road. “I’m not sure. He’s a jerk sometimes, that’s why I like calling him Bobo.” The corner of his mouth twitched and his eyes flitted over to Lance for a few seconds. “So, what brought on the sudden car ride?” he asked.

He was quiet for a moment. Then, “You know how you talk about being more than just this? About being bigger than Houston slums and whatnot?” Lance nodded, then hummed in agreement when he realized Keith wouldn’t see him. “Are you like… ashamed of your past? Like…. Do you want to be more and go off to a big university to leave it behind? Erase it?”

The question had caught him off guard. He hadn’t expected it. He wasn’t sure what he expected to be asked, but erasing his past? “No,” he murmured. “No I don’t think so. I’m proud of who I am. Of who my family is. Despite the lack of education or resources, they each did something. You know, the restaurant, the shop, and whatnot. They’re still able to throw a kickass party when needed. We’ve worked hard and that’s what our past shows.”

“Then what is it that you want to prove by going away and being ‘more’ like you always say?” he asked. His voice was urgent, like he needed Lance to give him a foolproof answer.

“I-I don’t know. I guess I just don’t want to fit in the stereotype too. I mean, my aunts all work in salons or as waitresses besides Tia Carla who owns the restaurant. My older cousins are off who knows where. My mom has worked all her life cleaning houses, my buela used to work fields in Mexico before coming here and doing being a housemaid. Papo worked in the fields too, and he got here and has the shop. I want to show that the hard work means something. I didn’t have to work fields, so I want to keep improving where we come from. I mean, do you know how frustrating it is when you see television series or movies and any time you see a Hispanic person, they end up being a maid or a gardener or a drug dealer or a cholo or some shit?” He sighed and shook his head. “I’m sick of people thinking they know where my life is going just because I come from stereotypes. But I also don’t look down on my family for making an honest living.”

He was quiet for a while again. Like he was mulling over the response. Lance didn’t expect the ride to go that way. With Keith asking questions and Lance ranting, waiting in silence until Keith spoke again.

“At least you know who you are.”

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mywayfinder  asked:

I don't want to keep bothering you, so you can skip this ask if you want, I'll totally understand. I just wanted to ask, in your opinion when writing a new comic, what should the first issue have? In terms of characters or story? I hope i worded this right. Also, thanks again for answering my last ask, that was very kind of you.

This is, for me, almost impossible to answer.  You need to discover what your own series, and what it needs.  Is it an opening chapter in a book?  The rules for that can be very different from, say, the first episode of a broadcast tv series, or the first act of a play or film.  

There is – and I think maybe this is Heidi MacDonald’s term - the “satisfying chunk” theory.  Worry about nothing other than than giving the reader enough of a sense of development to bring them back next month.  

Make yourself some lists.  Your favourite first issues, your favourite first episodes of tv shows, favourite first acts of movies (find their screenplays online and stop reading at page 30), favourite first chapters.  Tear them down.  Deconstruct them in the lab and find out why you love them and how they achieved the effects that made you love them. 

Book Smart

I am a voracious reader, always have been.  I discovered the “Supernatural” books years ago gathering dust at my favorite second-hand bookstore and purchased the whole series for $10.  I’ve always been a fan of paranormal stuff so they were right up my alley.

The books were chock full of monsters, ghosts, and demons but I found myself more drawn to the complex relationship between the two brothers, Sam and Dean.  My relationship with my own sister was difficult and the lengths Sam and Dean were willing to go for each other intrigued me.

I read those books over and over.  The spines grew bent, and the pages tattered, but when my work at the hospital made me sad and drained me, Sam and Dean were there to take me away.

When I heard they were making the books into a TV series. I have to admit I was pretty skeptical.  I couldn’t imagine any show would be able to get Sam and Dean right.  Especially Sam. I had such a thing for him.

That combination of strength, intelligence, vulnerability, and faith just did it for me.  He had been through 10 lifetimes worth of pain and damage but he was still determined to do the right thing.

So when the show premiered I watched but didn’t expect much. But it was good.  And I kept watching.  It was Sam and Dean from my beloved books.  This Eric Kripke guy had gotten it right.  

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A REVIEW - King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword

Can I first just say how upset I am with all these movie critics who seem to have created this unified campaign to tear this film to shreds! It literally has a 28% on Rotten Tomatoes and while that website is becoming more and more of a joke, the optimistic part of me still believes that there are still some critical contributors with some common sense. But now I’m convinced they’re all just pretentious and spoiled and think movies set in these specific genres are trash if they aren’t like Game Of Thrones or Lord Of The Rings. So don’t believe the negative reviews from critics, their opinions no longer reflect the movie audience of today. That being said, let’s move on to the actual film itself.

There have been many iterations of the story of King Arthur, Excalibur, Knights of the Roundtable, and Camelot to last of lifetime. From movies to television series, this story has been recycled more times than a Batman franchise. However, if the story was going to be told again it needed a fresh new spin and that’s what we got from director Guy Ritchie. Now I’m not too familiar with Ritchie’s aesthetic as a filmmaker and his past work never really stood out to me. I’m sure I’m in a league of my own when I say that I tried watching Sherlock Holmes three times and fell asleep on every single sitting. That’s not to say it wasn’t a good film, it just didn’t keep my attention. But from what I saw from King Arthur, Ritchie definitely has a niche way of storytelling on film and it shows. There was one particular method – using quick cuts to explain a story while it’s happening – is a genius move but by the third time, it got a bit repetitive and lost it’s edge. Other than that, from beginning to end this film was a very enjoyable ride.

It’s obvious the story was changed a bit from the original tale we all have known but I feel like it worked and made the film that much more interesting. Charlie Hunnam was very believable as Arthur. Showing us his upbringing as a LIAR and A SCAMMER *cue Joanna Prada voice*, it was interesting to see his path from lowly peasant to accepting his birth right as heir to the throne and savior of the people. While not necessarily Oscar-worthy, Hunnam definitely shows that he can be more than just a redneck biker from his Sons of Anarchy role that most of the world know him from. Jude Law as Vortigern and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as The Mage were my main issues with this film. They both had very important roles but sometimes just made me roll my eyes at how mechanical and unconvincing they were in certain parts. The rest of the cast were good additions although weren’t given much backstory… mainly a result of the fact that most people seeing this movie know who they are already based on the story itself. 

But that is not what made this film so enjoyable. Visually the film is breathtaking. The set pieces, the effects, the music, the magical elements, the mystical creatures all played apart in pulling you into this world of fantasy. I won’t deny that there were moments that seemed similar to fantasy films like 300 or The Hobbit, but Guy Ritchie’s use of camera angles and slow motion made them feel original. 

The story was well paced and well written. The elements of comedy didn’t seem out of place at all. It actually made it feel more realistically. I don’t think the modern movie going audience wants to go see a film where the dialogue is written like poetry. While that type of storytelling is beautiful, we are living in a world where Iron Man and Optimus Prime dominate the box office so if you’re going to spend $175 million on a film the least you could do is not bore me with some long, shakespearean dialogue that’s more suited for broadway than an action packed fantasy film. 

Overall, King Arthur: Legend Of the Sword lives up to the hype of it’s marketing campaign. Its a fresh, innovative adaption on a classic tale we all know and love. It’s especially a cool interpretation to tell a story set in medieval times with a man like Guy Ritchie at the helm. Truly some of his best work. My hope is that the film does well overseas just so that the film studio can get a return on their investment and feel inspired to want to do a sequel. Apparently, this film was gonna set in motion five more sequels after it. Hopefully, the positive feedback from the general audience despite the negative feedback from critics will show that a sequel is well deserved.

8 our 10 stars for me. 

Go see this film. Like me, you will pleasantly surprised at how much you enjoy it!

Look what we have hereee two beautiful cinnamon rolls

Truth to be told I freaked out when I discovered it was September already (yeah discovered I’m never aware of time) and freaked out a second time when I noticed it was Friday (have to finish a freelance work for Sunday) so…

It’s Friday it’s September the 1st and I’m back in my apartment, in my city, in my country and really really happy because after studying abroad I got back with two amazing job offers, so I’ll be starting as a background artist for tv series on Monday and as a children book illustrator in the afternoons, I know this means that probably I’ll fall back with my updates but I came back convinced that even having a job, I was going to do the best to get my own stuff done!

So I noticed I have a loooot of new followers and gosh that makes me so happy, i can’t be grateful enough with the beautiful comments and nice tags I’ve been reading, I mean I read all the comments you left in the drawing and almost all the tags and I wish there were a simple way of answer them all, but I just wanted to let you know that I read them and that I’m really grateful to you so pls accept my gratitude and hugs (´ ▽`).。o♡

So welcome and thanks, I hope you have an amazing month!

“It took sixteen years of friendship foreplay. Some shady tactics, but we’re here now. And if I do die I hope you live, but just know you’ll never find another me. Let this be a lesson to all of the other self proclaimed man hoes. When you have your own devilishly charming miss Maddox, lock it up.”

character aesthetics [4/?] // mitzgerald / jake fitzgerald & brooke maddox - scream (the tv series)

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Saw Atomic Blonde?

It was fantastic. Make sure you check out Proud Mary when that comes out in a few months.

Loved Wonder Woman?

It was super amazing. Black Panther looks like it will have some badass women in it too.

Excited about the upcoming Captain Marvel movie?

She’s one of my favorites. Maybe let’s rally for a Monica Rambeau film or Kamala Khan film. That would be amazing too.

Was Captain Janeway your favorite?

Check out Star Trek Discovery with Captain Georgiou and Lt. Burnham. I am super excited.

Excited for the new Doctor?

Well, I don’t have a TV show equivalent, but Miss America has her own comic series, and she can punch holes through time and space AND alternate dimensions.

The point is, if the future is female, make sure it’s not just white.

Juxtapositions

Disclaimer: I don’t own the rights to the comic books or the TV series. I am merely borrowing the characters. And all I own is my imagination and the laptop I wrote this on.

A/N: One more story to tide us all over until the next episode. I really hope you’ll enjoy it. I also post on Archiveofourown so if you have the time, please find me there and review. :)

Juxtapositions

And despite his bad reputation, he will be the one that makes her feel safe.

Betty had seen him. She had witnessed him slip away when he thought no one was paying attention and walk away as if he had a secret to keep. Instinctively, she had followed him, both surprised and curious when he had led her to the Twilight Drive-In and disappeared inside through the backdoor with his employee key. Jughead hadn’t come back out and not knowing quite what to make of it, she had left.

Yet, a couple of days later, on a Sunday morning, Betty couldn’t fight the urge any longer, the feeling that something wasn’t right. She traced his steps back to the movie theater. It was one of those quiet and crisp mornings on which most people were still lounging in bed or out for a late breakfast with friends. Her restlessness had woken her early and she had left the house swiftly and thoughtlessly in the slightly cropped flamingo pink t-shirt she had gone to bed in over a pair of baggy gray sweatpants and white sneakers. Her initial intention had been to go for a walk to clear her mind, but instead, her feet had carried her with a destination in mind and brought her to the same door Jughead had slipped through a few days before.

Betty tried the door, expecting to find it unlocked since there was usually an employee or two around who had gotten stuck with cleaning or preparing for some kid’s party. She had never been inside the drive-in before and found the inside smaller than she had pictured it to be, the short hallway leading to a single room that acted as a storage space as well as held the movie projector. Film reels were everywhere she looked, but scattered throughout she spotted items that didn’t belong: a plaid shirt slung over a chair, a pair of black ripped jeans left on the floor, paperbacks stacked on the bed and empty soda cans discarded on the desk. A bag that had clothes spilling from it sat in front of the bed, the entire room a reflection of the boy who had been calling this his home.

Sadness sunk into her bones, leaving her heart heavy. So many questions filled her head. Betty reached for the cell phone she remembered leaving at home after which she realized that Jughead didn’t carry one anyway. In her current powerlessness, she lowered herself on the cot Jughead had been using as a bed as she looked around the room once more.

On his bed was where Jughead found her. A sudden and vivid pop of color amid the gray and charcoal, an intentional eye-catcher to draw in his gaze. She lay on her back, one hand curled close to her head while the other was sprawled on the sliver of bare skin that peeked out from beneath the ridden-up shirt. She looked comfortable as if it was something she had done before like she had been in his room before when really they had never been close enough. Each being the third wheel in their respective relationship with Archie. He sometimes wondered if she was as aloof as she seemed while she questioned if he was too aware of everything going on around him. But if he were honest with himself he knew that there were secrets behind those beguiling baby blues while she was aware of the fact that his inquisitive regard for others was a distraction, a way to keep the world and its people at bay.

Figuring that she most likely needed the rest, Jughead moved around the room as if he wasn’t there at all, having experience in the act. He considered grabbing his laptop but didn’t want to risk waking her prematurely so he settled on a book. He sat back in the single chair in the room, resting his feet on the table. He was on the 4th chapter when her eyes fluttered open, sleep still lacing her limbs as she sluggishly rolled onto her side, eyes instantly finding him.

You didn’t wake me,“ she said in a tone that was supposed to be accusatory though the sharpness fell short.

"You needed it,” Jughead declared simply. He held up the open book. “Plus, I’ve been meaning to reread this.”

Her eyes didn’t flick to the title of the novel in his hands but remained focused on him. “This is your room,” she stated. “Is it that bad at home?” Betty knew that his father struggled religiously with his sobriety as well as maintaining a steady job. It wasn’t a secret in this town, but it still hurt since Jughead knew that Betty’s source had most likely been a more reliable one and that meant that Archie hadn’t managed to keep his mouth shut.

“Dad,” he started, lowering his eyes to the pages in front of him as if the solution was right there if he only knew how to interpret the words. “He tries. But after so many times, I don’t want to be there and watch him fail over and over. He barely noticed whether I was there or not. It’s more peaceful like this. For me.”

Betty pushed herself upwards and his eyes shot upwards, her intent clear to him before her feet had managed to find the floor. He got up instead, the book already forgotten on the desk. He paced over to one of the many shelves, arms crossed as he pretended to go through the titles on the film reels.

“Juggy,” she said his name softly as she attempted to hand him a lifeline, something to clutch onto so he wouldn’t spiral downwards too far.

He recognized the benign intent behind it, even when he felt the anger flare up inside of him, cracking his outer shell. He lost his hold on it as if it were a rope that was being forcibly yanked out of reach. The emotion was misplaced, an inevitable reaction to all the things he had been keeping to himself. And like an out of body experience, he heard and saw the violent way the words left his mouth. “I’m not looking for your pity or help. You weren’t even supposed to know. I’m doing just fine.” He didn’t know whether he was reassuring the girl on his bed or himself. He turned from the shelf to look at her, features set and hard as he continued. “You tell me who’s doing better, me, who’s on my own or you, stuck in that house with all of your family’s lies and secrets all the while keeping up appearances and feigning as if your life is so perfect. Pretense breeds enervation.” He delivered the final blow by simply nodding his head in her direction. “Just look at you.”

Raw hurt cut through her expression suddenly and sharply and while she attempted to keep it all from showing because she knew this was just him lashing out, a symptom of his pain, the brace face she was putting on was crumbling.

Betty lowered her head, her chest tight and fingers pulling at the covers as she breathed through the tears that were so close to springing to her eyes. “I just wanted to make sure you were okay.” She looked up at him through hooded eyes. “Like you said, you’re doing fine.” She got up, fingers curled inwards. “I should get home. But just so you know, those secrets and lies you’re referring to, they aren’t mine. They’re my mom and dad’s. And Polly’s. I’d like to be free of them one day. Though, I suppose I’d hoped that my friends would already know this.” She tried meeting his eyes once, but he looked at everything but her as he silently came to terms that perhaps he was much more broken than he would like to admit.

Betty took the few steps over to the door, but Jughead was faster. He stood in front of her, fingers on her wrist as he caught her before she could pull open the door. “Betts,” he said her name as if he already knew how futile his words would seem. The damage was done and hadn’t his mom taught him how irrevocable words could be? Still, he tried, pouring all of his regret and dissatisfaction with himself and his situation into the words. “I didn’t mean those things.”

Betty let out the breath she had been holding, long lashes still hiding her eyes from him. “I know. They still hurt, though.” She mustered a watery smile. “But it’s okay. You’re sad and when people are sad they sometimes pretend they’re doing just fine.” She used his own words against him to prove a point, even though there was only concern in her expression when she finally looked at him. “Where are you doing to stay once the Twilight Drive-In closes?”

Jughead looked young to her as he just shrugged, not having an answer for her. She laced her fingers with his and squeezed. “You’re not alone in this, Jughead. We’ll figure something out.”

“That’s why I didn’t want anyone to find out. Especially you. It would be another thing for you to worry about.”

She used her free hand to lightly shove against his chest, needing a physical release for the frustration she was feeling towards him. “You don’t keep things from your friends just because you think it will worry them. That’s what they’re for. I’m for.”

She tightened her hold on his hand and he smiled. “If I’m the Kettle you’re the Pot.”

“I’m fine,” she told him, not wanting the light to fade from his eyes. She tried pulling her hand free, but Jughead wouldn’t let her. A sigh escaped her. “There’s something going on. My parents are lying to me about something. Something important. I just don’t know what.”

“Yet,” Jughead fine-tuned her reply. “I’ll be the Watson to your Holmes, Cooper.”

He said it in a light way, taking the edge from their words, their secrets. Her gaze roamed over his face: the midnight locks so carelessly shoved beneath the crown beanie, the disarming conviction in his jaw and the kindness in his blue and green eyes. She worried about him. About what would happen to him when he already seemed unattached from the world and too derisive for his own good, cutting down not only others with his humor but also himself. But he was also so many other things that you only managed to catch a glimpse of if he let you get close enough. Unable to help herself, her other hand went up and she touched her fingers to his cheek.

“Don’t retreat too much, Juggy. I would miss you too much.” The words were cryptic but the emotion strong and genuine. It reverberated through him and it compelled him to tug at her hand and pull her against him, holding her to him. Betty’s other hand clung to the shirt he was wearing while she pressed her face against his chest, inhaling him while his arm came around her waist. He wished he could take a snapshot of this exact moment, but he knew the restful feeling would be there every time he thought of it. The feeling of home.

“If I don't—can’t figure out my situation, I’ll let you know,” he promised her. “Okay?” He whispered against her, her very feminine scent of vanilla and dandelions enveloping him, a wildness contained. Beautiful and fragile while simultaneously enduring and free. Her fingers were a slight and comfortable warmth against his chest, the thin fabric in between a nuisance, hindering a carnal connection.

He felt her nod against him. “Okay.”

They stayed entwined for another breath or two, leaving their imprints on one another before disentangling.

“Let’s go to Pop’s. For lunch,” Jughead suggested.

Betty looked down at herself, all of a sudden self-conscious of the bright pink shade of her shirt, the flash of bare skin. It was an insecurity brought on by her mother.

“Hey, at least you didn’t sleep in your clothes.”

Betty smiled at that, not thinking about the words too much. “I look fine,” she agreed with him.

“Some would say more than fine even,” Jughead leaned in and shared recklessly, his lips as close to her skin as they had ever been.

The colors of her cheeks deepened, the tone now closer to the shirt she was wearing. She didn’t know where to look, though he offered her a distraction when he grabbed his denim jacket from a makeshift hook behind him and held it out to her. He had noticed how her arm had crept across her waist despite her words, or his.

Betty shrugged on his jacket without saying anything while he pulled on the flannel shirt he had tied around his waist.

Jughead opened the door for her, waiting for her to pass before he followed.

If people saw them, they would appear mismatched but it wasn’t the external that bound them together, that mattered.

It was more deep-rooted than that.

I don’t know what Lev Grossman thought would happen when he wrote the books or what could happen when he let it be adapted into a television series. I wonder if he realised how many people needed this? I wonder if he knows that he’s actually helped save people? I wonder if he expected his words to have such an impact? I just hope he knows. It has been a huge part of my own personal recovery.


And it’s not even just the series, but the amazing community that had formed around it. So many brilliant, talented, and kind people have been able to come together through this and form bonds, escape from what troubles them, and find people who feel the same way.


The whole community is amazing. I’ve been a part of several fandoms but I have never seen a fandom so kind and loving as this one. A fandom willing to reach out and listen to people. Everyone is so amazing. I haven’t met anyone in this fandom that isn’t kind. I don’t know what it is about The Magicians, but I am so happy to be part of this. A lot of series touch people’s lives, but there’s something that seems stronger about the impact of The Magicians. I’m rambling. I’m just incredibly grateful for Lev and Sera and this entire fandom.

My Top Ten Favorite Ultra Monsters

On thing about the Ultra series that I adore is the fact that Eiji Tsuburaya brought over a lot of the talent he had gathered when creating the monsters and effects for Toho’s kaiju classics. This resulted in not only some truly amazing effects for TV at the time but also some amazing monster designs.  A lot of these monsters would go on to become icons all their own and have sold thousands and thousands of toys based upon them.  

These are my top ten favorite monsters and aliens from the Ultra Series.

10. King Joe



Originally posted by kongari

Though not actually named as such in his first appearance (Ultraseven episodes 14 & 15 Westward, Ultra Garrison (ウルトラ警備隊西へ)) this early combining robot has become something of a legend. This monstrous machine hails from a planet where a recent Earth exploratory rocket has visited.  Believing the rocket to be the prelude to invasion, the inhabitants of this planet attack the Earth as a preemptive attempt to destroy mankind before they can do the same to them.  King Joe is their vanguard, a collection of flying machines than can assemble into a bipedal robot which proves more than a match for Ultra Squad and Ultraseven himself until a weakness can be found.

9. Bemular

This bipedal, reptilian menace is not only a classic foe but the very first foe Ultraman ever faced in the first episode of the 1966 series Ultra Operation #1  (ウルトラ作戦第一号). He was the monster Ultraman was chasing to Earth when the hero collided with SSSP member Shin Hayata, forcing him to merge with the Earthman to save his life. Bemular can fire a blue stream of fire from his mouth and though he lacks much in the way of upper body strength proved a worth first adversary for the hero from Nebula M78. His namesake is also the primary antagonist of the current Ultraman manga.

8. Eleking

Originally posted by houseofweeb

Another monster that first hailed from Ultraseven (Episode 3 The Secret of the Lake (湖のひみつ)) Eleking is an alien monster something like a giant salamander or a bipedal eel.  It is amphibious and has the ability to electrify its skin and fire bursts of electricity from its mouth. It also possesses an incredibly long, prehensile tail which it can use to bind its foes before delivering a powerful shock. It has appeared many times since and a tiny version named Lim even served as the mascot for CREW GUYS in Ultraman Mebius


7. Zetton

Space Dinosaur Zetton was the last monster ever fought by the original Ultraman in episode 39 Farewell,Ultraman (さらばウルトラマン). This being was sent down by the invading Zetton aliens as their ultimate trump card against Ultraman. This Space Dinosaur could teleport, was immune to Ultraman’s most powerful attacks and had powerful beam weapons of its own. Though its design is not one of my favorite, whenever it shows up you know things are going to get serious. This is one of the Zetton aliens who sent this monster: 

6. Pigmon

Pigmon (who first appeared in the original Ultraman episode 8 The Lawless Monster Zone (怪獣無法地帯)) proves that not all of the monsters in the Ultraman multiverse are evil and bent on destruction.  Pigmon is a small, helpful creature that often makes friends with humans.  It sadly also sacrifices itself to save those humans on more than one occasion. Completely harmless despite its monstrous appearance, it is discovered trying to help a human researcher injured by the other, more violent monsters that populate its island home.

5. Jirass

First appearing in the original Ultraman (episode 10 The Mysterious Dinosaur Base (謎の恐竜基地)) there really is only one reason Jirass makes this list, he’s Godzilla. Because Tsuburaya still had a very good working relationship with Toho, he was able to use and modify many of their existing monster suits for the Ultra series.  Jirass is one of the most notable examples, being a Godzilla suit (I am pretty sure it’s the one used in Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero) slightly repainted with a frill added. It becomes even more apparent once Ultraman tears off the frill:

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4. Alien Zarab

This ugly mug made his debut in the original Ultraman series episode 18 (The Brother From Another Planet (遊星から来た兄弟)).  Now, I do not like his looks but I love what he does.  He tries to convince mankind that he is their friend and can help them.  He also tries to ruin the good name of Ultraman by transforming into a twisted duplicate of the hero to attack the city. That’s the form I like him in best with his much more evil eyes and pointed elf-shoes.

3. Dada

Dada is one of the strangest monsters Ultraman faced in the original series (Episode 28 Human Specimens 5 & 6 (人間標本5・6)). These aliens came to Earth to collect humans for their own mysterious ends. They took over an observatory, even possessing the bodies of some of the researchers. They could appear from nowhere, pass through solid objects and seemed to defy the laws of physics at every turn. They were created by the Tsuburaya staff as representations of the Dadaist art movement, which rejected conventional logic and reason in favor of offending the sensibilities with the bizarre and seemingly random.  These aliens are often considered among the creepiest of Ultra foes.

2. Gomora

There are a lot of reptilitan/saurian monsters Ultraman has faced over the years but of all of them, my favorite is Gomora.  It’s mainly because he’s not really evil, he just wants to be left alone.  First appearing in the only two-parter of the original Ultraman, The Prince of Monsters Parts 1&2 (怪獣殿下) Gomora was captured with the intention of putting him on display but woke up too early and was dropped almost a mile to the ground.  He actually fought Ultraman to a draw and was only later defeated by the combined forces of the alien hero and the might of the SSSP.  He has since appeared in many other Ultra series and spawned two pretty awesome mechanical dopplegangers; Mecha Gomora and Cyber Gomora (seen below). 

1. Baltan

Every hero has a signature villain; Doctor Who has the Daleks, Godzilla has King Ghidorah, Gamera has Gyaos.  Ultraman is no different and if you had to pick one signature monster it would be the Baltan aliens. These crabby space monsters first appeared early in the first Ultraman series (Episode 2 Shoot the Invader (侵略者を撃て)). They came to Earth to claim it as their own after their own planet was destroyed by a nuclear explosion.  First coming in microscopic size, they could also grow to roughly the size of a man or even further to over 150 feet in height.  Highly intelligent, they were also physically powerful with giant claws capable of firing a paralyzing ray as well as destructive beams of energy. They can also fly and teleport for short distances and create illusions of themselves to fool their foes. 

Originally posted by kanegon-rock

Fortunately, Baltan’s greatest weakness is the alien element Specium which is what Ultraman’s most powerful attack produces. They later find ways around this weakness but it makes their first encounter rather easily solved.

One of the most defining characteristics of the Baltan aliens is their laugh.  It is (as so much was in the early days) recycled from a Toho Film, this time from the horror movie Matango a.k.a. Attack of the Mushroom People

EXO Reaction to Being Caught By Your Parents In Your Room

A/N: I’ve always watched movies or tv shows when this happens and I always find it extremely funny, luckily this hasn’t happened to me (because no guys wants to get with this Kpop loving & writing goddess, lol) otherwise my parents would have kicked me out with my boyfriend. I hope you all enjoy this reaction and hopefully I will post a scenario (either the next part to my Unfair series or another scenario I am almost finished writing) today. I hope you all have a good day filled with love, happiness and smiles! Love you my precious baby stars! x

Happy reading! x

(I don’t own any of the gifs below, credit to the wonderful owners who made these gifs)


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Sehun: Your parents told you that they would be at some opera for the most of the night, meaning that you would have the house to yourself. When you witnessed their car drive off your property and drive off towards the centre of town where they said the opera would be held, you immediately texted Sehun to come over and he was there in less than five minutes, amusing you because he usually took his time making his way to your house. You’d spend the night cuddled up in warm blankets and in each other arms as you watched movies together until Sehun started kissing your neck through the third movie. You would repeatedly ask for him to stop since you wanted to watch the movie, but were soon silenced when his lips kissed yours. It was useless to stop him, so you gave in and kissed him back, expressing your worries to him when you heard the sound of a car pulling up to the house. He assured you it was your neighbour, going back to kiss your lips but stopping instantly when the door to your room opened and your parents stood at the door. When your parents asked who Sehun was, he introduced himself, using his charm to avoid trouble which he did, but you didn't when Sehun left and your parents grounded you.


Lay: You asking Lay to come over in the middle of the night was only out of pure innocence, no wrong motive behind it because you only asked him to come over because you had a really bad nightmare and really needed him in that moment. Half asleep, Lay would rush over to your house, climbing in through the window to get into your bedroom, accidentally knocking some books off your book shelf that sat at your window. Lay would comfort you with his arms wrapped around you, kissing your forehead tenderly and assuring you that it was just a nightmare and it wasn’t going to happen in real life. Your parents would have heard the disturbance from your room when Lay accidentally knocked over some of your books and would have slowly made their way into your room asking if everything was okay. When they found Lay there, they would immediately ask who he was and Lay, still paralysed with fear, would have look around aimlessly before he asked, “Me?” Once your parents confirmed that they were asking who he was and him introducing himself, he would have let himself out of the door, apologizing to your parents over and over for disturbing them during the night and being in their daughter’s room late at night.

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Baekhyun: Baekhyun would have texted you when he saw that you weren’t at school five minutes before the bell would ring for the start of school, getting an answer from you saying that you were really sick and really couldn’t leave your bed. Baekhyun frowned at this, hating the fact that his jagiya was laying in bed, sick as a dog and he wasn’t there to take care of you. Eventually when lunch came around, he decided to ditch the rest of the day and went to buy some things at the supermarket to help you get better and went over to your house, surprising you because he didn’t tell you he was coming over. Even after many protests stating that he would get sick too and your parents would be coming home soon, Baekhyun still stayed and took care of you, ending up cuddling you in his arms after hours spent together. Sadly, this moment was ruined when your parents came back from work early and went up to your room to check if you were feeling any better, surprised to find Baekhyun in bed with you. He would have looked at the door right when it began to open, pulling a slightly surprised face and blinking repeatedly when his eyes laid on your parents standing at your door. Since you had fallen asleep, Baekhyun would of have to face your parents alone, explaining to them that he only came here to check up on you and give you some things so you could get better, apologizing with a polite bow before he collected his stuff and left.

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Chanyeol: You would have called Chanyeol to come over because your parents had told you that they would be visiting the place they got married at during the weekend which left you home alone which was starting to bore you. Chanyeol would have been a little hesitant about going over to your house because this was the first time he would be there and also the fact that your parents weren’t there and didn’t know he was going to be at their home, but he went to your house anyways, keeping you company and finally putting a spark into your weekend home alone. Somehow, you two had ended up using water guns and started chasing each other in the house, you running past the front door which was opened by your father, who was sprayed with Chanyeol’s water gun. You two both stopped running, your water guns lowering when you both stared at your parents who arrived early from their trip, Chanyeol looking back at you just to confirm that what he saw was real. Chanyeol apologized over and over again to your father, introducing himself in the process and offering to get your father a towel but he slipped on the water on the floor and ended up being taken to the hospital by your parents and you because he managed to twist his ankle, suffering from pure embarrassment every time he saw your father after that day. 

Originally posted by totallyyehet


Kai: You would have invited Kai inside your house after he offered to walk you home after you missed the bus, Kai sheepishly walking inside with a small shy and embarrassed smile on his face as he walked into your house. You would have offered him some snacks after he suggested that you two could do homework together, you two sitting together at your homework desk in your room sharing your earphones as you two did homework, listened to music and held each other’s hands. The silence between the two of you was comforting, you two finding peace within the silence. But that didn’t last long when your mother walked into your room just to check if you retuned home safely, surprised to find Kai there. Your heads would have turned in the direction of the door, surprised to see your mother had returned from work earlier than usual. Kai would have laughed to himself in embarrassment, packing up his things before he apologized to your mother for intruding and left your house, feeling embarrassed for no reason because your mother wasn’t angry to find him there, just surprised

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Suho: Just like Lay, Suho would have snuck in through your window after you texted him that you had a bad dream and needed him to be with you because you were really shaken up by the bad dream and just needed him. Suho would have awoken completely when he read your texts, rushing to your house and struggling to successfully climb into your window without making a noise or hurting himself. Sadly, just as he was about to climb inside your window without any big problems, his hand wouldn’t of caught the window frame in time and he would have fallen onto the front yard below, whining to himself about how much pain he was in but assuring you that he was okay. You rolled your eyes, forgetting about your bad dream as Suho became your first concern, deciding to tell your parents about what happened and having them help Suho into their car so they could drive him to the hospital, Suho smiling out of embarrassment the whole time.

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D.O: You would have invited Kyungsoo over just for a peaceful time alone with each other at your house for the first time ever. Kyungsoo would have been hesitant to go, just like Chanyeol, but more nervous and debated if going to your house when your parents weren’t there for a while, eventually going to your house after spending who knows how long just sitting and thinking. You two would have spent the calm afternoon drinking warm hot chocolate, listening to soft music and cuddling with each other. Unfortunately your calming afternoon would be ruined when your parents came storming into your room, demanding to know who Kyungsoo was and why was he here alone with you in your bedroom. Kyungsoo would have blushed deeply with a shy smile, apologizing to your parents as well as introducing himself to them, wishing them a good night before he left, knowing he should have stayed home instead of getting busted by your parents for being in your room alone.

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Chen: You would have invited Chen over to keep you company because your parents said they would be out for the rest of the night, things escalating quickly between the two of you as he hovered over you, kissing your lips passionately. Although you were enjoying your moment together, you couldn’t help but worry that your parents might come back and catch the two of you. Your worries grew and grew as time ticked on, gasping in shock when your parents walked into your room as Chen was about to take off his shirt. Your parents would have started screaming at the both of you, Chen trying his best to sink into his shirt so he could avoid the awkward situation.

Originally posted by kyungsoo-squishy


Xiumin: Xiumin would have come over to your house just to check on you since you hadn’t seen each other in a while, bringing some freshly-baked muffins along with him. He thought he would just be there for no longer than 10 minutes, but ended up staying there the whole day when he realized how much he missed you. Unfortunately, your parents would have walked in on you sharing your first kiss that day and immediately took it the wrong way. Xiumin would introduce himself to your parents since they hadn’t met before and he would explained everything to your parents, leaving afterwards while your parents were left dumbfounded because of how gentlemen-like and polite he was.

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Tagged by @ryhope forever ago and am finally posting this! Thanks again for the tag, dear :-)

Rules: Always post the rules, answer the questions given to you, add 10 questions of your own and tag 10 people.

1.) Where is your favourite place to go or thing to do when you have a free afternoon with no other plans or obligations?

When I have a free afternoon, I like to read or bake or just listen to music and pull Tarot cards … but I’d say my most favorite thing to do is watch a movie or TV series.

2.) Any authors / directors / actors for whom you have read / watched everything they’ve done because you were obsessed beyond reason?
August Wilson, George R.R. Martin, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sidney Poitier, Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, Ryan Gosling, Alicia Vikander … for most of them, I’m in the process of watching/reading everything.

3.) What are three albums / soundtracks that are important to you, and why?
Ys by Joanna Newsom is the music of my spirit, the soundtrack of rediscovering myself. The song “Emily” is one of my favorite songs that’s ever been made; though I have many favorite songs, it’s a special song to me. I don’t love that album because it reminds me of somebody or some time in my life, but because it reminds me of my relationship with myself.

The Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack, because it’s absolute magic. I can’t even say what it means to me.

Anywhere But Where I Am by Foreign Fields was one of the most sacred soundtracks of my rock bottom years.

4.) What fictional characters would you say you related to most as a kid/teen/adult?
Great question! As a kid, I related to Arnold from Hey Arnold! and also Belle and Pocahontas of the Disney movies.

As a teenager, I really related to Jessica Darling in Megan McCafferty’s book series. And Effy from Skins, a bit. And Elizabeth Bennet.

As an adult, I relate to Jon Snow, Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, Samwell Tarly, and Ygritte, all of ASoIaF. Also Jane Eyre.

5.) What animal would you like your His Dark Materials daemon to be?
A wolf, definitely. Or a mountain lion. Or a crow.  

6.) What is your favourite charity, non-profit or cause?
I like to donate to the NRDC whenever I can. Also the Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife. The causes that feel most important to me are taking care of the planet, climate change, wildlife, and animal rights.

7.) What is the weirdest scar you have and how did you get it?
It’s not super visible, but I have a small scar on one of my fingers that’s kind of raised … from when a squirrel bit me last year.

8.) Do you have a favourite piece of art on your wall / desk / phone screen / laptop?
Oh yes, many. But my most favorite is The Song of the Lark by Jules Breton. It’s my favorite painting, one I saw at the Art Institute for the first time many years ago, and I’ve gone back to look at it many times. My mom bought me a high-quality print of it for my 25th birthday, and it’s framed and hanging in our house, but one day, I plan to put it in my library.

9.) What fictional world would you most like to live in?
Perhaps Thomas Hardy’s Wessex … or traveling through the stones of Outlander … oh oh, or Stars Hollow. Westeros, but it would be dangerous; perhaps Westeros in the peaceful years before A Game of Thrones begins, except who wants to live in those years when you could experience the years of magic returning?  

10.) What lesser-known book / TV show / film do you often recommend to others?

For a TV show, The Last Kingdom by far … it’s so, so, so good. Rich writing and raw cinematography; it’s gorgeously made. As for a film, Beasts of the Southern Wild or Slow West. Books: August Wilson’s collection of ten plays. Read them. They’re important. Also Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard and The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry.

I’m not tagging ten people, but I’m tagging: @calpernian, @perpetualvisionary, @rhythmandresonance, + @tocamelot

Here are my questions if you want to answer them! :-)

1. Do you underline or highlight in books, fold the page corners, or take notes?

2. What’s your favorite aspect of your favorite season?

3. What’s something you’re looking forward to right now, and why?

4. Who’s your favorite “bad” fictional character? Do you like them because you actually empathize with them or because you love to hate them?

5. Okay, inevitable time travel question: if you could travel back in time, not just to see a particular time period, but to actually participate in something specific from the past, some cultural activity or some political event, etc. what time period would you travel to, and what would you be doing?

6. If you could be given a skill, like a gift from the gods, not a superpower necessarily but just a common skill that you don’t have that other people do, what would you want?

7. Which room in your house/apartment is your favorite, and why?

8. If you could repaint your bedroom walls any shade or color, what would you choose?

9. What dessert could you really go for right now?

10. What are you reading lately, and what’s next to read for you?

“We are late bloomers”

They are the good souls amongst the servants of the famous series “Downton Abbey”. A meeting with cook Mrs Patmore and housekeeper Mrs Hughes.
You could sit with them in a local pub or have a picnic. Lesley Nicol, born 1953, and Phyllis Logan, born 1956, are two outgoing Brits who are still amazed that half of the world is interested in them and their show. Including the Duchess of Cambridge, Michelle Obama and George Clooney.
Strictly speaking, their names only mean something to the biggest fans. But they are much more present in their “Downton Abbey” roles. In the series, the residents of the impressive manor (the show is set around the First World War) have to deal with the fast approaching modern times and the changes of british society. But so far the separation between upstairs, the world of the aristocratic Crawley family, and the downstairs servants, stays intact. In their roles, Nicol and Logan are two of the main characters downstairs. Nicol plays Mrs Patmore, the cook. Logan is Mrs Hughes, the housekeeper. Patmore has a big heart and knows why she has to be strict with her kitchen maids: her cooking represents the Crawley family, it’s their business card. During the course of the series she becomes friends with Mrs Hughes who’s also not a very relaxed character but loyal and discreet. Whoever has a problem at Downton best talks to Mrs Hughes.
Maybe the success of Downton Abbey can be explained by our love to watch people have a relaxed cup of tea while we are used to drink coffee, drive a car and check our e-mails at the same time. Maybe it’s the punchlines that are perfect for each character. Although sometimes they are better suited for a different character than originally planned, as Nicol and Logan tell us during the interview at the Hamburg “Hyatt” Hotel. We are sitting on a comfortable couch and are having some water. “Frizzante? What’s Frizzante?” Nicol asks and looks at the bottle of water in front of us. Or is it the british aristocracy that fascinates fans of “Downton Abbey”?

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