why did no one point this out

So, I great soul asked me this question: If you were to choose a brazilian song for Mon-El what would be? And for Karamel or Supercorp? Why? 

This will become a mini ramble, but bare with me please. Starting with a song for Mon-El… While I do understand people’s point of view when they say they hate him, I’m also very comprehensive when it comes to his character in particular. So, I choose Abrace a Sua Sombra, of the brazilian band Fresno. Here are a few reasons why:

1) It talks about darkness x light. As so many people like to point out, he was a jerk… He whined, he beated people up for money and did countless other things. In psychology we called shadow. The worts parts of urselves… Everyone has it. Either when it comes to our lives, our job, our relantionship. Every single one of us is afraid of what lies beneath, of the darkness that lingers and that we fell grippind on our shoulders. We often deny it, pretend thar isn’t there. But everyone has and no one can loose it. Our shadows, the darkest parts of souls, make’s us who we are. We can’t put or fingers into Mon-El’s actions while pretending we didn’t make mistakes, some of us on a lower ou bigger lever. But we all have. 

2) It’s about embracing your past, our present and future. Mon-El was a Daxamite boy. That makes him who he is. He’s a dick, someone who wants to earn money easily and live a happy life without having to work hard. He’s haves a male ego which is, as Kara said it, enfuriating. He’s all of those things. But he’s NOT abusive. He never - NEVER - played tricks into making Kara stay. He went away when she asked him to, knowing that even thought he wanted, he coudn´t give what he believe she deserves. My cousin once was in a abusive relantionship, a lot of women I know were, and what they have is not that.

As a song por Karamel… I would deffinetly go with Pra Você Guardei o Amor, of Nando Reis and Ana Cañas. It means “For You I Kept the Love”. It’s about a felling thar someone kept for another person, I felling that he/she was learning to process. Some of you might not be aware, but love a social skill, it’s learned, if you don’t know how it makes you life very complicate. How many times you screwed something up because you didn’t know how to love? 

And for supercorp… I’m not entirely sure, but problably with Pais e Filhos, of Legião Urbana, but I’m not sure why haha. I fell like although I like their frindship, I still fell that Lena is gona stab Kara in the back eventually, so who knows right? 

What the fuck, Sweden?

Ok, it’s time for me to rant about what just happened.

I’ve just watched the 4th semi-final of Melodifestivalen and honestly Sweden, what the fuck?!

Now, before I go any further, let me just say that I absolutely adore Loreen – she’s by far my favourite singer.

There is no way that Loreen only deserved to go to Andra Chansen and here’s why:

“Statements”, as a song, is brilliant. I’m totally aware that someone’s taste of music is one of the most subjective things out there, but nobody can deny that the “Statements” is a unique song. Loreen’s soaring vocals are on point and the lyrics are incredible - here are some quotes:

“Karma karma come and dance with me
read between the lies and set me free

Imagine the beginning of the end
and we don’t need to ever talk again

Mother Mary try to keep it real
save your prayers for peace and let us heal

Did our best but you say otherwise
we’re building up for war in paradise”

This is by far her best song and I’m gonna say this: This is the best song I’ve ever heard in my life.

But she didn’t make it to the final. Instead, Wiktoria (who’s song I like, even though it’s quite repetitive) and Jon Henrik (aka the guy who’s yodelling for 3 minutes) won. I don’t get it. If this doesn’t win Andra Chansen and then win the final, I don’t see a point in voting for Sweden at the ESC (except if Mariette wins).

Nano’s song is quite good in the beginning, but it falls flat on its face since it repeats the same verses over and over.

Ace Wilder’s song is a big let-down for me because it’s the weakest of her three Melodifestivalen songs. “Busy Doing Nothing” and “Don’t Worry” are way better and her vocals aren’t great either.

Benjamin Ingrosso’s song just doesn’t do it for me.

Robin Bengtsson’s song is good, but not good enough for the ESC.

We don’t even need to talk about Owe Thörnqvist.

so apparently when my sister and i were little we took golfing classes and we got kicked out after a week. the reason being that the old white male instructor kept calling my 4 year old sister Maria “Mary” after she told him several times that her name is pronounced Maria. anyway, at one point, he tells her “well, that doesn’t matter anymore. you’re in America now.” and that distressed my sister so much that she hit him with her golf club.

that’s not what did the damage, though. what fucked that old dude up is that i saw my sister hit him from where i was standing and i ran over and started beating him with MY golf club. my mom says that i didn’t know what the hell was happening, but i squared up.

that’s why we got kicked out.

me: i’m fine.

also me: why was jess mariano, nephew of luke danes, not at his uncle’s wedding? i kept waiting and waiting for jess to arrive. i thought he might twirl out during that dance number at one point. or maybe slide in on that ladder. declare his love to rory. but no. i thought he was going to appear at any moment but he never did. was he not invited? and why???????????????????? where was jess???????????????? is he still asleep on one of the many couches he talked about at liz’s place? someone wake him up please.

Cuckoo

Graves wondered why it took so long for his colleagues to notice the cuckoo in the nest. By then it has already tipped all the eggs out and well on its way to being a fat parasite. Maybe that was why Newt was able to spot the imposter for what he is. Magical creatures expert indeed.

I should never paint at 2am at this point I am operating on my insanity alone. And I may have been reading too much angstyGraves post-Grindelwald fics of why no one in the MACCU noticed the substitution but a stranger whom he has never met before did (although I’m a fan of Theseus and Graves tots being pen pals and fellow Auror brothers in arms).

Requested By Anon


Y/N has created a chatroom.

Y/N has invited Tony, Clint.

Y/N: Do you ever wonder if you’re not real?

Y/N: What if we’re just movie characters?

Y/N: What if we’re comic book characters?

Y/N: WHAT IF PIETRO DIED BECAUSE THE DIRECTOR NEEDED SOMETHING TO SHOCK THE VIEWERS? WHY DID HE DIE? I’VE BEEN THINKING, HE COULD HAVE JUST CAUGHT ALL THE DAMN BULLETS ARE YOU KIDDING ME

Tony: WHAT IF YOU CALM DOWN FOR A SECOND?!

Tony: We are real.

Clint: Stop spending so much time with Wade. He’s not good for you.

Y/N: But Wade has a point!

Y/N: I swear…  When I helped Wade track down Francis, at one point I saw words floating in the air… Subtitles? Credits?

Clint: Y/N, SNAP OUT OF IT. WE. ARE. REAL.

Y/N: OMG WHAT IF THIS IS FANFICTION LIKE THE TYPE I READ ON TUMBLR

Tony: You have Tumblr? What’s your blog? I’ll follow you.

Clint: WHO DO THE TUMBLR PEOPLE SHIP ME WITH

Y/N: Oh my god. I… Am… Different people? DEPENDING ON WHO’S READING

Tony has added Wade.

Tony: WHAT DID YOU DO TO Y/N?! THEY’RE BROKEN!

Wade: I just revealed the truth. Helped them realize. Hello, readers. How are you? Looking beautiful as always.

Clint: I’m starting to see it too…

Tony: See what?!

Clint: I HAVE NO BODY I AM JUST WORDS

Wade: I once had no body. When I blew myself up.

Y/N: AT LEAST YOU’RE ONE PERSON

Wade: Ohhhh this is great. Why didn’t I do this sooner?

Nat has joined the chat.

Nat: Why is Clint panicking? I can’t understand what he’s saying.

Y/N: WE’RE NOT REAL

Y/N: THIS EXPLAINS WHY CLINT HAS A FARM!

Clint: WHERE IS MY FARM ALL I SEE IS WORDS AND SOMEONE LOOKING AT ME FROM ABOVE WHO ARE YOU

Clint: They’re kinda cute.

Wade: Kinda? No. VERY cute.

Y/N: THAT’S ME

Clint: WHAT

Tony: Nat, get them to calm down.

Tony: Wade, FIX THIS.

Tony has added Bruce.

Tony: Please get a sedative for Clint and Y/N.

Bruce: Fourth wall breaking? I thought it was a myth!

Wade: I am living proof. I have been trying to show you people but do you ever listen to me?

Bruce: This is amazing! My theory is true, then!

Tony: Oh not you too.

Nat: Clint is lying on the floor. I don’t know what to do. He won’t calm down. It’s like he can’t see anything but his phone.

Y/N: Who am I? WHY IS MY NAME Y/N?

Clint: IS IT PRONOUNCED “YIN” OR “WHY SLASH EN???!?” WHAT DO I CALL YOU

Y/N: WHAT DO I CALL MYSELF

Tony: Wade. I am going to kill you.

Bruce: He can’t die.

Bruce: But if what’s happening is true, I’ll just ask the author to kill him.

Wade: I’ll just ask Clint to kill you.

Bruce: Clint can’t kill me nor would he even try.

Wade: Hahahahahaahahaahahahahahahahaha good one.

Wade has left the chat.

Clint: I see so many capitalized words. This is hell.

Clint: I hear music WHERE IS IT COMING FROM

Y/N: Don’t worry, it’s just the Author listening to music while typing this.

Nat: I can hear music too…

Tony: nO NOT YOU TOO NAT

Bruce: I must document everything! THIS IS SO EXCITING!

Tony: Bruce. Brucie. Our green rage monster. Can you fangirl over science another time?

Bruce: I’m sorry Tony, but this is so rare! Who knows when this will be requested again?

Tony: Requested…?

Bruce: Interesting. You’re unaffected. Either the Author chose this or your big ego is serving as a wall against it.

Tony: BRUCE

Bruce: It’s true though.

Tony: …Yeah.

Nat: Why is my name Nat in all the chats?!

Y/N: WELCOME TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FOURTH WALL. WE HAVE CONFUSION

Clint: WHY IS NAT TAKING THIS BETTER THAN ME

Nat has changed Nat to Natasha.

Y/N: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE

Steve has joined the chat.

Steve: What’s going on? I’m seeing floating words… Sam is talking to someone called the Reader?

Bruce: Interesting. The more Nat, Clint and Y/N notice and change things, the more the “fourth wall” breaks. Soon our world will cease to be. All will be left is the Chat and our painful awareness of it.

Tony: Can we stop it?!

Bruce: I don’t know… This is different from what Wade experiences. He’s aware but this is… something else.

Y/N: WHY WAS I NOT IN THE CIVIL WAR MOVIE?!? RUDE

Pietro has joined the chat.

Pietro: I feel you.

Pietro has left the chat.

Natasha: Wait… If Pietro died… How is he alive now?

Clint: Avengers Chatroom: Inquisitive. He was resurrected there with no mention of how. Ever since then he’s been appearing even though the chats aren’t connected aside for some references.

Bruce: AMAzing YES CLINT TELL ME MORE

Clint: what the… Calm down.

Bruce: Sorry… I’m just so excited! You’re entering the other chats!

Bucky has joined the chat.

Bucky: Why am I not paired with Y/N?

Steve: This is a crackfic gone wrong.

Y/N: DO YOU READ FANFICTION, STEVE

Y/N: HUH?!

Tony: Can you all just STOP TALKING AND LET ME THINK?! Do any of you not understand how bad this is?! We need to fix it!

Y/N: you know what’s weird?

Clint: What?

Y/N: Soon we’ll have two Sherlocks. Tony is one as he’s played by RDJ. Benedict is going to be Dr. Strange. Maybe then the mystery of WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO PEPPER POTTS can finally be solved.

Clint: OMG

Tony has added Thor, Vision.

Tony: Are you two being effected by the fourth wall breaking?

Vision: No. Everything is normal for us.

Thor: We are too mighty to be effected.

Natasha: Or maybe you’re just not worthy.

Thor: We are worthy!

Y/N: … Do you think we can change the plot to make ourselves be worthy now?

Natasha: Exactly what I was thinking!

Thor: NO LADY NATASHA, GIVE ME BACK MJOLNIR!

Natasha: NO, THE AUTHOR DEEMS ME WORTHY!

Tony: Can I be worthy too?

Natasha: No.

Natasha: Farewell, I’m off to rule Asgard!

Thor: LADY NATASHA PLEASE

Thor: DO NOT DO THIS

Natasha: I’m kidding, Thor.

Thor: I knew that…

Y/N: No you didn’t.

Tony: Vision, any ideas on how we can stop this?

Vision: Perhaps we contact this Author that everyone is mentioning?

Tony: Right, but how?

Vision: I have an idea. I will tell you in person.

Bucky: DON’T TAKE AWAY OUR FUN

Tony: What fun?! Clint almost lost his mind! Our world is breaking apart, or at least for you guys. Those of us who aren’t experiencing this will be fine. Do you want me to leave you as just a pile of words?! And of course, our dear Captain isn’t doing anything about this. Just leave it to one of the geniuses to solve, right?

Steve: Dang, Tony. You really need to calm down.

Tony: I AM CALM

Steve: …

Y/N: Dang son!

Clint: Dang, language!

Y/N: Dang, I can do this all day!

Clint:  He’s my friend, dang!

Y/N: Well dang, it’s been a long day.

Clint: Dang, Bucky?!

Natasha: You know… If Bucky wasn’t wearing his goggles when I shot him, he would have died.

Steve: It’s a good thing Hydra takes fashion so seriously.

Bucky: I thought they dressed me like that to hide my identity and for protection?

Natasha: You looked like you were modelling!

Steve: That walk…

Natasha: And the hair!

Y/N: another movie I was not in!

Clint: Me too :(

Tony has added The Author.

Tony: Hi there. Please fix this.

The Author: Nah

Tony: PLEASE

The Author: Kidding! The chat’s not over YET though so in a bit.

Tony: Wait, prove that you’re actually “the author”!

The Author: … How?

Tony: OH YOU KNOW HOW

Y/N: What is happening nOW

Natasha: Good question.

Bruce: I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU ACTUALLY BROUGHT THE AUTHOR HERE, TONY. HOW DID YOU MANAGE THIS?!

Tony: I’m waiting.

The Author: I’m sorry, Steve.

Steve: What?

Steve: My name is Steven Grant Rogers and I sometimes watch Bucky while he sleeps. He looks so peaceful. Safe. I tear up. Every time. My precious Bucky.

Bucky: WHAT IS THIS

Tony: MORE!

Natasha: Not surprising.

Thor: I am shocked…

Steve: MY SERUM BRINGS ALL THE HYDRA TO THE BASE AND THEY’RE LIKE, DANG Mission Report: December 16th, 1991.

Vision: … I think I heard Wanda calling me.

Vision has left the chat.

Steve: Please, no more!

The Author: BLAME TONY

Tony: … MORE MORE MORE!

Steve: ONE TIME WHEN NATASHA WASN’T AROUND I PRETENDED TO BE HER JUST TO FEEL WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE SUCH A BADASS BUT THEN BRUCE WALKED IN AND I JUST WHISPERED… “HEY BIG GUY.” I WAS TOO IN CHARACTER. IT WAS TOO LATE. I HAD SAID IT. AND WINKED.

Y/N: DANG STEVE

The Author: And you’re very out of character now.

Natasha: I’m going to pretend none of this happened.

Bucky: With you on that.

Bucky has left the chat.

Natasha has left the chat.

Bruce: The hulk is suffering from second hand embarrassment.

Bruce has left the chat. 

Thor: Steve… Did you really do that?

Steve: Of course not! I’m being controlled to say all of this.

Tony: I think that’s enough now, thank you. You’ve made my life. I can die in peace.

Tony: Can you fix this now?

The Author: It’s fixed.

Tony: it was that easy, really?!

The Author: I AM The Author.

Steve: Are you sure you’re a genius, Tony?

Y/N: DANG STEVE

The Author: DANG STEVE

Clint: DANG STEVE

Steve: REALLY? THE AUTHOR TOO?!

The Author: ily

Steve: What?

The Author: What?

Y/N: Same

Clint: Can I name the chat?!

Tony: No! I want to name it, “Tony Stark Is Amazing and Hot.”

Steve: Why don’t we let the reader name it?

The Author: Good idea. What would you like to name it?

Clint: Why can’t I name it?

Steve: We all know why.

The Author: Well, dang. I should go. This turned out crazier than expected. Thank you for reading. I think you’re wonderful. ily <3. Bye!

The Author has left the chat.

Clint: Y/N

Y/N: CLINT

Clint: Let’s go abuse our fourth wall breaking power before we lose it!

Y/N: Good idea!

Steve: No! That is a bad idea!

Clint: WHAT WAS THAT STEVE? WE CAN’T HEAR YOU

Steve: YOU ARE READING THIS

Clint: I’M DEAF

Clint has left the chat.

Y/N has left the chat.

Steve has left the chat.

Tony: This will be fun to witness.

Tony has left the chat.

Thor: What is going on with these midgardians?

Thor has left the chat.

Sam has joined the chat.

Sam has added Wanda, Scott, T’Challa, Peter.

Sam: I told you! I was right.

Wanda: This explains why Clint and Y/N were acting so strange.

T’Challa: But aren’t you, Y/N?

Wanda: Me?

T’Challa: No. Not you.

Peter: So if they’re Y/N… Can we just address them as Y/N to make it easier?

Scott: Can I just say, Y/N, it is so great to finally meet you!

Scott: Even though I can’t actually meet you, there’s a screen separating us.

Scott: But it is an honor.

Scott: I think you’re a lovely person.

Scott: Wow.

Sam: Man, stop fangirling. You’re going to scare them away! But yeah, we think you’re pretty amazing.

Wanda: I think I love you? Is that too much?

Sam: Me?

T’Challa: No, she means the reader.

Peter: Denied.

T’Challa: You are always welcome to Wakanda if you can find a way to come to this side.

Peter: Are you smiling? I hope you are.

Scott: STOP FLIRTING THEY COULD BE OLDER THAN YOU

Peter: I’m not flirting! They just have a really beautiful smile!

Wanda: We should go now.

T’Challa: I agree. We hope you have a lovely day… Or night. This is really confusing to me.

Scott: We can’t tell because we’re in here.

Sam: Goodbye, Y/N!

Sam has left the chat.

Wanda has left the chat.

T’Challa has left the chat.

Peter has left the chat.

Scott: I REALLY THINK YOU’RE GREAT

Scott has left the chat.

Rewatch Thoughts

On rewatch, John makes me sad. It all makes sense to me, and it’s sad. 

Why does he do it?

He’s been restless since the wedding, seemingly about to walk out the door at any moment. He doesn’t know the first thing about his wife, and then she up and vanishes, like Sherlock did. John suggests the tracking device; he doesn’t know who this woman is and he doesn’t trust her, clearly. At points it seems he doesn’t even like her anymore, though there are no screaming fights and few harsh words. He used to like her, he says. Not anymore, one assumes is the next part of that statement.

And Sherlock invites her along on cases, so he doesn’t even have that as an escape. (He doesn’t seem all that put out about that, but surely he would be? Wouldn’t he? I don’t know.) Is John dissolving in the pool that is Mary’s new identity? As she recreates herself, is she also re-creating him? Does he feel like he’s getting lost, is he barricaded in? As long as he doesn’t say anything, he can blame her for anything he likes.

I really like this development for him, because these are real, ugly feelings that come back to haunt you when you actually have confront them. He thought the worst of her when he was at his worst. Not without cause: Mary is not blameless, she has lied to John from the start. She shot Sherlock. John married a figment of her imagination, her fantasy self. He tells her: couples talk about this kind of thing, but he’s just as guilty of not talking about their issues. He’s running off on his own too, it’s just less obvious.

Credit to the writers on this one: Mary and John abandon each other. Mary runs off on her own, and John checks out emotionally. Mary martyring herself means John can’t blame her anymore. It’s a grand but cruel gesture, really.

Sherlock made a vow and couldn’t keep it; you made a vow too, John. And you lied and lied. What a beautiful mess!

And who is Elizabeth? Did someone send her to seduce John? What does she herald? Nothing good, I’d imagine. Nothing good.

I figured out why Better Man is so heartwrenching. Like, aside from all the obvious implications that it made about the relationship and what it did to her, Better Man is heartwrenching for the same reason that Sad Beautiful Tragic and The Moment I Knew is.

Because most sad Taylor songs at least have that line, that one moment where she points out the silver lining. For Dear John it was the bridge. White Horse had ‘I’ll find someone someday who might actually treat me well’. Most of her sad songs has that moment.

But Sad Beautiful Tragic didn’t. SBT is just ‘it ended and there’s nothing i can do about it’. The Moment I Knew was ‘i had so much hope but i was miserable on what should’ve been a happy day’

Better Man is another step forward. Because yeah, she ran and she knew it was the right thing to do and the listeners knew it was the right thing to do, but even that ‘silver lining’ had the tone of ‘it shouldn’t have gotten to this I tried so hard all you had to do was meet me halfway and i loved you so much that i still miss you but now im so brokenhearted and it shouldn’t have come to this it shouldn’t have come to this it shouldn’t have come to this

SBT and TMIK is heartwrenching because there’s no silver-lining. Better Man is heartwrenching because there was barely a silver-lining, but it was still more painful than it was comforting.

viktor was already planning to propose to yuuri, and that’s beautiful

so I was about to go to sleep but then I had this revelation and I had to post it so yeah

this probably will go off topic and not make much sense since it’s 2:30 AM but hey, I’ll post it anyway. screencaps and an attempt at something resembling analysis under the cut. note that this is all wild speculation, but I had to get it out of my head, so here you go.

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Infinity War Predictions:

  • one of the guardians makes some kind of condescending remark re: tony’s tech vs their level of advanced alien tech
  • someone is like “okay well if you’ve known about this since 2012 why haven’t you done anything to prepare for this major threat” 
    • bonus points: an avenger is like “okay well if you’ve known about this since 2012 why haven’t you done anything to prepare for this major threat”. tony literally bursts into flames on the spot out of sheer frustration
  • absolutely nothing up to this point has been the avengers’ fault
    • it Extra Super Duper hasn’t been wanda’s fault 
    • If by some miracle it has been the avengers’ fault, someone (steve? steve) makes pointed judgemental eye-contact with tony to show that he personally blames exclusively him for this thing
  • someone rolls their eyes while tony is making a serious and valid point relating to his own traumatic experiences
    • bonus points: it’s about new york
    • extra bonus points: no one but tony seems to actually remember what happened in new york
  • someone chokes tony (because this has happened in most if not all of the other movies he has been in and is apparently mandatory at this point)
  • someone makes a comment about how tony knowingly sold weapons to terrorists because even the writers haven’t seen IM1 
  • no one puts any faith in tony’s ability to help save the world while simultaneously fully expecting him to singlehandedly fix all of their problems and also save the world while simultaneously judging him for having not yet planned out how to save the world while simultaneously not acknowledging that they have been shooting him down every time he has suggested that they plan out how to save the world while simultaneousl
the signs, based on iconic brooklyn nine nine moments
  • aries: doesn't have a single picture out where they're smiling. is their mouth broken
  • taurus: gets offended when math is brought into the conversation
  • gemini: is defeated by a fairy princess castle and ends up having a complete mental breakdown. WHAT KIND OF CASTLE HAS WHEELS????
  • cancer: their idea of massively sucking up to someone is by offering the person a mint
  • leo: the EXTRA™ one. willing to lift a gd car just to prove a point
  • virgo: is a terrible, TERRIBLE cook but doesn't know it. the kinda person who uses baking soda instead when they run out of salt. why wouldn't they? they're both white powders
  • libra: pulls out a giant knife from their back pocket. where did they even put that. how did it even fit. what
  • scorpio: is being told to bone their significant other and ends up having a 40 minute meltdown
  • sagittarius: somehow ends up behind the wheel of a truck and crashes into a car. they actually end up saving the day
  • capricorn: lapses into song lyrics when anxious
  • aquarius: is called 'fun' once and feels insulted, demands an apology
  • pisces: considers getting coffee flavored ice cream once being fancy
Logistics and Suspension of Disbelief: Why The Final Problem Was, Literally, a Problem

I think the strangest part about TFP from a neutral audience perspective is that it just…doesn’t make any sense. There were SO MANY plot holes. SO MANY loose threads. To the point where i’m amazed the BBC put it through? Did no one look at this script from a reader’s perspective? What really stood out to me were two things:

  1. The errors of logistics, both in terms of story and literal physical movement (how did the characters get, physically, from point A to point B? and of course, in terms of story, how did we get from the end of TLD to the beginning of TFP?) How do the plot points connect, and where?
  2. The amount of suspension of disbelief required just to accept that the episode itself exists, that it happens, let alone that it makes sense. Because for an episode of a show that is ostensibly set in reality (as in, what happens on the show, while fictional, could plausibly occur in actual real life) there is a hell of a lot of suspension of disbelief required to get through it. To the point where I think time travel might have made more sense. This episode required Doctor Who levels of suspension of disbelief, and for a show that prides itself on being gritty and real, that is a ludicrous expectation to have of its audience.

I have more specific queries listed under the cut. There are many of them. Note that these aren’t meant to be answered; rather, these are meant to illuminate the fundamental problems with the writing of the episode itself. (Though I’d love to open up a dialogue!) They concern mostly TFP, but questions from the rest of the series cropped up as well:

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Things that never got resolved on Penny Dreadful

•The Egyptian connection: we never found out anything more specific about whether or not Vanessa is the reincarnation of Amunet. And if she is, who is Amun-Ra, the Serpent Prince? Is that Lucifer? Dracula? Both? And why were the Master Vampires in Season 1 covered in an exoskeleton of hieroglyphics? Why didn’t they make a return with Dracula in season 3?
•Ethan/Dorian: what was the point of their tryst if we didn’t have any follow-up to it? Ethan’s bisexuality became purely incidental and his relationship with Dorian fell by the wayside.
•Ethan/Brona: Ethan never found out that Victor brought Brona back to life. Ever. He never even met Lily. What wasted potential that was.
•Victor Frankenstein: the whole “family” never even found out that Victor created life. Not one of them.
•The Cut-Wife connection: or lack thereof. Did we only mention Joan Clayton because they wanted to cast Patti Lupone as Dr. Seward? Was she really a distant relation? Why couldn’t she have been connected in a more meaningful way beyond being another hard-ass mentor for Vanessa?
•Dr. Jekyll: why, oh why, did we bother introducing Dr. Jekyll without releasing Hyde. Casting an actor of color as Jekyll was a great choice but then he didn’t have any character development. He might as well have been called “Igor” for serving the story really just as Victor’s lab assistant. Also, we all saw the looks Henry threw at Victor in the first episode. There was definitive sexual chemistry and possibly history that did not get to be explored.
•Catriona Hartdegan: Just why? What was the point of having this female, cross-dressing thanatologist? Ferdinand Lyle could have provided the same information that she supplied Vanessa with. And her character had no motivations outside of her relationship with Vanessa. Wasted potential. She could have been a potential love interest for Vanessa or a friend. Instead she was just convenient.
•Dracula: when Renfield turned around to behold Dracula in all his unholy glory at the end of the first episode, we knew that Dracula had a form that was more terrifying than that of Alexander Sweet. We were robbed of seeing what that looked like.

•Dorian: how did Dorian become immortal? Why is this still vague? Where did the painting come from? In the Oscar Wilde novel, the supernatural elements are purposefully vague and it works. But when you take that character and put him into a world that has a mythology of its own that could plausibly explain the supernatural nature of the character and then you don’t choose to take advantage of that, then it doesn’t work. We needed to know where he came from, how long he’s been alive, how the painting came about, and why.
Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets/The Most Sacred Oath

I’m guessing you can’t hear me squeal over your own squeals, but I’ll just keep at it a little longer, okay? Okay. 

Man, this episode read like very good fanfiction, and while I’m disappointed Dean never found out Cas used to be a woman (although, they did have a conversation about that, so Steve gets points anyway), everything else was plain amazing. I’m actually tempted to do a recap that’s just shouting words into the void, because, seriously, that would be enough, but - okay, let me watch that thing again and then I’ll write a proper meta.


Okay.

(Deep breath.)

So, let’s get one thing out of the way: we already know why this story works so damn well, but it’s worth saying it one more time, because this is what the whole episode was about.

A human and an angel: not meant to be.

Ishim said humans are dangerous to angels, and I agree with him: if angels want to understand humans, to truly become friends with them, to live among them - well - look at what’s that done to Cas. Caring about humans is, apparently, different than caring about another angel; it forces you to give up something deep inside yourself. You become - weaker, unhappy. Doubt-ridden. Trapped between two worlds, and fit for neither. And as for humans - if they truly wish to get closer to angels - to speak their language, to know enough about their magic and weapons to be able help them when they’re in trouble or hurt - that literally costs them their souls.

It’s a tragedy. It’s doomed.

But, of course, it’s not completely hopeless. What would be the point of writing a love story if you know from the start nothing can never happen at all? No - love can conquer all, and this episode dangled it in front of us - the angel who chose humanity, who tried to defend the person he loved from his own brothers, and the human who was fascinated with angels and knew enough about them to make it work.

(They had a daughter, sort of, and let’s cry about that for the rest of eternity, because can you see it? Dean loves kids, and -)

Anyway. We’ve known for a while that angels - I mean, the price Cas paid for his loyalty to the Winchesters (his love for Dean) - that’s harrowing. But this idea that humans need to sacrifice their soul to become closer to angels - thanks for that, Steve. I’m fine.

And surely, at this point, there is no other way this could end? Because what Sam and Cas share - yeah, that’s what friendship looks like, but Dean and Cas - right. And so Cas went and said it (“You mean too much to me.”) and Dean just holed up in his room for the rest of the week? He never said a word to Cas? And, Jesus, Cas thinks Dean’s angry? At him? I’m glad this, at least, was spelled out clearly, because apparently some people still don’t get it and read Dean’s emotions at face value and no, Dean was not angry - he was worried out of his damn mind, and he’s got reason to be, because Cas still doesn’t fucking get it: “I don’t regret what I did, even if it costs me my life”.

The idiot - the useless, fucking idiot.

(“Smelly. Dirty. Twice the worry about getting ganked.”)

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some more fucky things that are never answered:

  • why was eurus pretending to be the bus lady
  • why did she pretend to be faith?? what was the point if it had no relevance to TFP at all
  • where the fuck was rosie ever
  • did like. no one care about victor trevor. did they not look for him at all
  • why did the holmes’ have a pretend graveyard
  • why did eurus give moriarty information about redbeard when it was literally never bought up during his entire s2 storyline
  • how did eurus know about moriarty and why he was interested in sherlock
  • why is there a pretend room assembled out the front of musgrave hall
  • how was john put into the well
  • just the entire episode generally

I’ve been wondering about Chris and Victor’s relationship because I still can’t work it out. I don’t think that they’re actually that close, compared to say, Phichit and Yuri, for instance – and I think it’s because Victor is so closed off. 

I mean, look at how Chris views Victor in the screenshot above, when he’s reminiscing about having shared so many podiums with him in the past. Victor looks regal and handsome and perfect in Chris’s recollections, but we know that from a different point of view (a more objective one – the news footage) that Victor is actually putting on a plastic smile that doesn’t reach his tired, sad eyes:

We find out that Victor is miserable by that point in his life, but Chris genuinely has no idea. He’s baffled by why Victor would drop everything to go coach Yuri. And since Chris is the only friend we hear about Victor having, that’s really sad. 

Poor Victor. How did such a silly, warm, loving guy end up so isolated???

ROGUE ONE SPOILERS AHOY!

Okay so after seeing Rogue One for the 4th time last night (I blame my new OTP), I am fully prepared to put my RebelCaptain thoughts into text.


Here goes!

- Cassian kills the informant on Jedha. He doesn’t want to, you can see the feeling of regret on his face after, he knows this guy is expendable and will drag him down. Everything he does is for the cause. The Rebellion. That being said, Jyn at one point became expendable to Cassian. On Jedha, he knew he needed to find Galen, he got that info. But he wasn’t willing to leave her behind. Why? Why indeed….

(okay, going back to this being sort of in order..)

- So they extract Jyn from Wobani, and take her to Yavin IV. Cassian interrogates her, but before he does, while Mon Montha is debriefing her, he checks her out. Did anyone else see this? Maybe he was sizing her up. But it was the full up-down check out. (I’m getting to the point where I want to notice every subtle nuance. My future copy of Rogue One on blu-ray is already tired)

- And she doesn’t brazenly check him out like he did, but you tell there is intrigue on her face when she turns to look at him. This film is setting us up, these two people, whether you like it or not, are here to be interested in each other in one form or another.

- On the ship about to leave for Jedha I think you can tell that she went through his stuff to get a blaster. And there must’ve been something in her that said “he’ll probably let me keep it…” because they already have a weird connection.

- “trust goes both ways” yup

- it could be just me, or maybe it’s Cassian super not looking forward to this mission, but when K2 asks him if he knows the odds of her using the gun against him, I swear Cassian’s face looks sad. He already wants to trust her, and would hate himself for putting himself in harm’s way by letting her keep the blaster unnecessarily. But I also think he doesn’t want his new budding crush to for nothing. (Also, he already doesn’t want to kill her father)

- Checking out the city from the ridge, talking about the Star Destroyer… Jyn says something snarky to K2. Okay, K2 is Cassian’s droid. Like Poe and BB-8′s relationship, you’d think Cassian would eventually be like, “hey, be nice to my droid.” Does he? No, he’s always like, “my future girlfriend is so funny…”

- Walking through the streets of Jedha…. as close to each other as humanly possible? Why not. What is personal space at this point? They have just met and now they look like a couple. And he’s SO protective of her already, which I know it’s because he needs her to get to Saw but… boyfriend much?

- Fighting, again, super protective. She put herself in harm’s way to save that little girl. Cassian didn’t want her to (again, she’s a current necessity) but you know he liked that she is so self-sacrificing and now he knows she’s not as bad as he might have originally surmised. And he’s really impressed that she can handle herself… like damn. Cassian already has heart eyes.

- Jump forward to Saw’s hideout. Cassian’s concern for Jyn has doubled. He found out where Galen is (thanks Bhodi). He doesn’t need her anymore. Plus he’s going to end up doing something that will destroy her anyway (i.e kill her father) and yet, our boy can’t stop himself. “Where’s Jyn? Jyn! I have to get Jyn.”

- Cassian wants to believe her. When she’s recounting the message from her father, he tells her he’s not the one to convince. He is inching towards believing her, and he’s getting to the point where he really trusts her. He just doesn’t want her hurt at this point. He’s really looking out for her well-being, and you can see the doubt in his orders on his face. He’s hating himself at this point. Everyone on the ship can tell that there is something up with Cassian, and it boils down to Cassian and his relationship with Jyn. He usually would have no problem with following Alliance orders, but now he’s attached to her. (Well also the fact that he knows Galen is also not what he originally assumed) But dutifully he goes up to carry out his orders, and changes his mind. He can see that Galen is much like Jyn, where she gets her defiance from. And he, in that moment, admires Galen.

- He sees Jyn on the platform. And freaks out. Why Cassian? Oh I know why…

- He’s putting himself in harm’s way to go get her off that platform. He can’t leave her. Ugh, my heart can’t take it. And to think we’re only half way through this thing.

- That emotionally charged fight on the ship. Sheesh. It is basically the beginning of unresolved sexual tension, (maybe not super appropriate because her father just died, but still.. the tension was there). Jyn was starting to have an inkling of feelings, and Cassian might’ve just squashed them. She’s hurt, but they’re both wrong and they’re both right. But this connection of theirs is not severed. It’s still building.

- back on Yavin IV, Jyn uses Cassian’s line “rebellions are built on hope”, it shows she listens to him, and it shows what he says to her has an effect on her. I doubt that happens often, for her to quickly trust and listen to a stranger like that?

- Cassian believes her. He’s in her court. He has pulled together a team. In that moment he finally has true heart eyes. And she basically, in her Jyn way says, ‘i like you’ with “I’m not used to people sticking around when things go bad.” Cassian’s response “Welcome home” is just: ‘like me? Are you sure you don’t love me?’

- the circling each other and the eye sex and the UST. WHAAAAAAASFJAKF it would’ve been too soon (right? haha..) if they had kissed there, but it wouldn’t have been terrible. Just sayin.

- the flight to Scarif. Okay, WHAT WAS THE DEAL WITH THE LINGERING LOOKS? WE NOT TALK ABOUT THAT ENOUGH. She’s in the cockpit, Cassian comes up and the look they share. If they had been the only people on that ship, I wonder what would’ve happened between them. They’re feeling scared and they might already feel like they’re signing up for death. And those feelings catapult emotions and make you feel like you having nothing left to lose. So why not more eye sex? And the lingering checking him out moment she has with him before going down underneath the cockpit… YOU GUYS OMG

- her inspiring words with the crew, poor guys, they’re all scared. Cassian’s heart eyes are growing. he’s like, “my future wife is so cool you guys.”

- you know Jyn had some inappropriate thoughts once she saw Cassian in that uniform. Also, how did they dress in such a cramped place? That is a fic in the making…

- okay they have their ‘down to business’ faces on. Things are serious. But walking through the hangars on Scarif, you see Jyn give Cassian a few desperate looks, almost needing reassurance. Because she has finally found someone reassuring to her. YOU KNOW HOW CRAZY THAT IS AT THIS POINT? She has had no one for so long and this guy is now making her feel like she belongs somewhere, to someone, and finally has a home… and I CAN’T STAND IT I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.

- things are getting real tough. K2 seals them off and my heart can’t take K2 saying goodbye. I still can’t handle Rogue One. It’s like watching my children get killed off one by one. Why do I subject myself to this? Oh yes, because my RebelCaptain.

- also, K2 knows Cassian will be okay, because K2, although not fully understanding the spectrum of human emotion, knows that Cassian has a strong bond with Jyn and that Cassian will be okay with out him and oh look i just made myself sad.

- you can tell Cassian thinks the name Stardust is muy cute. And he’s thinking maybe they can call their future daughter Stardust…

- Cassian’s concerned heart eyes while Jyn is preparing to jump/twist (also HOW IN SHAPE ARE THESE PEPOLE, i can’t do a pull up to save my life) onto a different platform. And Jyn once again getting reassurance from him. These people are just destroying my heart.

- when Jyn pulls the plans out and almost hits Cassian in the face and you know what he says next to her? “Are you okay?” Like really Cassian? 

- Krennic, you bastard, you hurt my Cassian!!

- Jyn’s scream for Cassian as he falls and her brief moment of thinking of falling down to be with him. :(

- somehow managing to pull herself up again? I applaud Felicity Jone’s and her intense training.

- Krennic being shot by Cassian, who had just suddenly appeared not dead and ready to save the love of his life, might be one of my favorite things in the entirety of Star Wars.

- One of my favorite RebelCaptain moments: Cassian telling Jyn to let it go when she’s ready to kick Krennic off the platform, or who knows what. To me it was a simple moment that spoke volumes. Cassian knows that no matter what, they don’t have a lot of time left together and it shouldn’t be wasted on revenge, as they have already done so much killing and Krennic is basically done for anyway. Krennic isn’t worth Jyn’s time, or her energy. He wants her to be ready to let it go, they had done what her father had asked, and now she can truly move on, etc etc. Also - Jyn listens to Cassian. She lets it go. And he was so calming with her, so loving. “That’s it. That’s it.” Like omg, how are you guys not making out yet? Oh right, you’re on a platform, openly exposed to Tie-Fighters! You guys should go find an elevator and make out!

- ELEVATOR SCENE. DUDE JUST… OMG. How much extended eye contact can this movie have anyway? Seriously. This movie might as well be: ROGUE ONE: Cassian and Jyn bore holes into each other’s souls. And how close can they be? And again, HOW ARE THEY NOT KISSING?? They both found what they needed in the other person. Even if they don’t make it, they found their home. This movie hurts my soul.

- Last but oh so not least. The beach scene. They won’t stop touching, which I approve of. The hand holding, the eye contact. Let me just repeat myself once again for good measure: how are they not kissing??? (Curse my shipper heart). He is in pain, who knows how many ribs he has broken, but he manages to stand up and hold her while they die together. This has got to be one of the most romantic moments in cinematic history. I love it so much. But I feel so robbed by the ‘could haves’. They have become one of my most favorite, if not my most favorite SW couple, in the span of 2 hours. So thank goodness we have an outlet in fanficiton, art, etc, and maybe some amazing deleted scenes?? Gareth has got to give us something!


I apologize that this is so long. My RebelCaptain heart needed to be put down into words.

Avengers Preference: How You Meet

Steven Grant Rogers (Captain America):

I sighed as I continued to punch the punching bag, and I grit my teeth as I clenched my fist. This was so frustrating. Clint was officially the most annoying agent in S.H.I.E.L.D.

I closed my eyes as I tried to block out his voice, but he continued to tease me, “Hey, (Y/N). Did you fall into a pile of sugar? Because you’ve got one sweet ass!”

I groaned, and I face palmed. I heard Clint cracking up, and I glared at him.

“This is the training room, Bird Boy. Either train or leave!”

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my best advice for writing, no joke: read more books.

not just books you think you’ll like, but even books you think (or know) are going to be terrible or boring.

published books. the mainstreamiest of mainstream books. books way over your reading level or in a genre you think is intellectually beneath you. books you pick up and read the back cover of and think “why the fuck would anyone read this?”

because you’ll pick up a couple of things, namely:

  • what other people’s writing looks like
  • what good writing looks like 
  • what bad writing looks like

how did I figure out how dialogue works? did someone tell me? no, I just picked it up from reading other people’s writing, over and over again, and at one point I realized, “oh, you start a new line every time a new person talks.”

how do I know not to overuse a thesaurus for simple words like “said”? I read a lot of books where they didn’t do that (cough ELDEST cough TWILIGHT cough), decided that it looked silly, and didn’t put it in my writing.

you read a lot of books, and you start to pick up on what’s the norm, what you like, what kinds of things you want to write for yourself. I’ve read enough books to know that, for me, consistency and continuity are really fucking important. so now I take a lot of steps to make sure that I keep the continuity going. and that’s because I’ve read a couple of books (even books I’ve really liked! especially books I really liked!) where there was a continuity error, sometimes a blindingly obvious one that took me out of the story. if I’d only ever read books that had a great grasp of continuity, how would I know that it was important?

do you want to write well? I don’t mean “do you want to get published” or “do you want to make it your career,” because you don’t need those things to write. but do you want to write well? even if it’s “just” fic? even if it never leaves your documents folder?

read more books.