is it at all possible you could write something where Lily and Petunia DON'T hate each other? Petunia never went bitter about being a Muggle. Sister power! Sister love! Yes? Because the good-Petunia was so brilliant and actually believable!
I don’t think I’ve yet written a Lily who hated Petunia, actually. I’m not sure she understood her, or trusted her, but Lily always loved her sister.
I like to think of Lily Evans Potter as a person who had immense faith in other people– not faith that people were good, but that they could be. I think she believed in change– it’s why she married James, when he grew up and got his head out of his ass. I don’t think she ever could have loved him if she didn’t believe in transformation.
I like that about Lily. It’s a certain type of bravery, to be able to stand up to your friends, to turn your back on people you love when they have crossed too many lines. It’s another kind of strength entirely to be willing to let people close to you again, to believe them when they say they have changed.
I think she loved her friend Severus, really, truly, always. I think she was waiting for him to get over being a dickwad. I think she would have waited forever, but I also like to think she wouldn’t have shed any tears over it, no matter how long the years of her life.
We don’t know much about Lily Potter, when you really get down to it. She was friends with a greasy git who loved her, until he hurt her. She shouted down bullies, and then she married one of them. She fought in a war, and she died at home in front of her son.
But my Lily, the one I write, she loved hard, and she didn’t stop– even when she backed up and put up boundaries and forswore friendships. She didn’t ignore ugly things in people–bitterness and bigotry–but she was twenty one years old and I think she believed people could make themselves better than they had been.
She thought they could burn it out of them– the way Petunia wouldn’t listen, the way she grew more brittle with every year; the way Severus couldn’t share, couldn’t trust, the way he needed someone to hate more than he hated himself.
She believed that, one day, they could be kinder, if they just tried. Severus would grow up, would pass her randomly in Diagon Alley and sweep his hair out of his eyes and ask if she had time for some tea, there were things they should talk about, he was sorry, and he’d been tutoring Muggleborns up at Hogwarts because he knew what it was like to feel out of place. Maybe Petunia would call on her birthday and wish her well. They’d meet halfway in a park and Harry and Dudley would get mud and grass everywhere, trying to walk but mostly falling, and laughing.
Lily kept her heart close to her chest, because those things can break, but she never hated any of them. She loved them. She was waiting.
So, here’s my theory on who is A.D. and what is his story.
Ezra is A.D.
Ezra was in love with Bethany a long time before the first episode of PLL starts. When Bethany went missing or died, he came to Rosewood (like we know from the first episode) to look for her. He became A and started to blackmail the girls so he can find out what happened to her. While he was at it, he met CeCe/Charles/Charlotte, who was friends with Bethany from a long time ago. He asked CeCe to help him find out what happened to Bethany that night, so CeCe became his helper (thus why we were shown two As for a long time, drinking together and making plans).
But, Bethany was pulled out of her grave. We saw someone pulling her out. Therefore, Bethany is alive. Ezra finds her but after a really long time.
I believe Nicole is in fact Bethany.
After having CeCe confess instead of him, he finds Bethany/Nicole and gets her back. Then he stops for 5 years.
After 5 years, CeCe got murdered and after he was thinking he was back with his sweetheart Bethany/Nicole, he loses her, too. So, he loses the last person close to him (CeCe) and he seeks revenge on CeCe’s killer.
That night after leaving Aria, he went to see CeCe on the bell tower. While leaving her, someone got up and pushed her. Ezra saw her falling, so he took her and took care of her and the body we saw in the casket wasn’t hers. It was someone else with a mask on. So, CeCe is alive. And she is probably living inside the dollhouse.
But Ezra wants to know who killed her cause he never saw him/her. Plus, why would Ezra show up in the trial if he didn’t have any connection to CeCe since he had broken up with Aria?
But, before he starts searching for the killer, Mary, Elliot and Spencer’s twin catch up to him. Spencer does have a twin and her goal is the same to Ezra’s, but they don’t work together. Ezra was just CeCe’s friend and Mary and Spencer’s twin are just her family. But, Ezra is the real A.D, not CeCe’s family.
Now it’s time to tell you something else. I believe that Mona killed CeCe and that’s why Mona is going to die. Cause A.D. is looking for CeCe’s killer and he wants to kill her. When he finds out it was Mona, he will kill her and that’s why in the Australian promo for 7x20 we see Mona saying “Are you here to kill me?”. And she is alone there. Maybe cause A.D. found out that it was her who killed CeCe and went to avenge her death by killing her.
Now, about the second comic book Arcturus. Lucas specifically said “it’s not a comic book, it’s a GRAPHIC NOVEL”. That smells like Ezra’s work. On the same episode we learned that Ezra was presenting his new book and was answering questions. But at the same time Ezra was there, Alison and Emily went to catch A.D. while delivering something A.D. asked them. Then someone bumps into Alison causing her to fall.
We later learn that this was actually Mona and not A.D.
Well of course it wasn’t A.D. cause A.D. was busy presenting his new book.
Ezra simply learned about the first comic book from CeCe when they were working together. After learning about the second unfinished book, he decided to end it and make it a major graphic novel cause, well, it will be based on true events (the things he is going to do to the girls). The book is going to be probably about Ezra (A.D.) protecting CeCe in the process.
Also, A.D. wanted Aria specifically to join him. Why would A.D. make an offer specifically to Aria? Well, cause either he is someone who cares about her or someone related to her. Or both (when the time comes). So, Ezra being A.D. wants Aria to join him so that she can understand in the end why he did all those things (otherwise why would she get married to him in the end?). He also has to persuade her to join him somehow and that’s why he is blackmailing her with the file (in which I believe whatever is in there, he understands why she had to do it and he doesn’t even care at all).
And finally, my biggest concern was the fact that every time A.D. asks something from the girls through the game or outside the game, all the times he wants them to put it/them in a locker in the school. Now, who would have so much access to a school (and so much secret places like opening a locker from behind and steal whatever is in the locker or put whatever he wants in the locker)?
The answer is: someone who works there for a long long time.
So, that was my theory. I don’t know if it’s going to be it, but it certainly fills a lot of holes.
In movies Tonks doesn’t exist and when she’s present she’s not Tonks at all…Where the fuck are her Pink short hair? And her intelligent and ironic jokes? Why is she dressed as a trash bag? And why is she married to Remus in the sixth movie?? God, give me a TV series about HP where characters are equal to the books! (I want a solemnly cool thirtyfive-years-old Sirius, a sweet, scarred, complicated and with gray hair Remus and a grunge, iconic, strong, young and pretty Tonks).
That thread started cuz one of the lovely ladies I follow on twitter expressed that though she loves her husband, that isn’t the reason why she married him. I want people to understand what that means. Marriage is a legal contract and the word “love” is no where on the document. I can love you from my apartment in Brooklyn and never have to swap rings or file joint taxes. Love doesn’t pay Con ed bills, trust me I’ve tried. Love is just the cement in the concrete of your foundation, there’s more to a marriage then something as simple as love.
How Anatole Fucked Shit up for every War and Peace character who shows up in Great Comet
Manipulated her and used her and tricked her into ruining her life and nearly ending it. Destroyed her life. Seriously.
Alright, take a second and think about Hélène. Why do you think she married Pierre? Love? Nah. She married him for his cash and neither of them were happy. I don't hold this against Pierre, who at least at first, truly tried to be a good husband. In the book, it's made evident that the whole reason Hélène needs to marry a man as rich as Pierre is because her father is broke. Why is his father broke? Cuz Anatole has spent all his money gambling and seducing women. So yeah. Anatole's fault.
Okay this one is easy. It's pretty straightforward but it's even sadder if you look at War and Peace, where it's abundantly clear that Andrey is a profoundly unhappy man and some of the only happiness he has in the book is with Natasha. And Anatole was at least partially responsible for taking that away from him.
Never pays him? Like I know Balaga doesn't ask for pay but I still feel like paying him would be good. Also he gets him really drunk while he's driving. Honestly he doesn't do much to be responsible for Balaga's problems because Balaga is not important enough to have problems.
Well in the book he never really gets his shit fucked up by Anatole but I'll say two things, one of which is that, Anatole doesn't listen to him when he is like the only person who tries to help him and keep him from being a bag of shit, and secondly, in the musical, since the duel was moved from Volume II Part I to Part V, it creates the implication that Natasha's love letter from Anatole was written by Dolokhov while he lay ill at his mother's recovering from a gunshot wound which is not, I'm sure, the ideal time to write a love letter.
Marya "Mary" Bolkonsky:
Um alright this wasn't totally his fault just cuz it would have been a terrible situation for everyone but Anatole was supposed to be married to Mary but within like ten minutes of meeting with her already started hitting on her friend which was generally just a really mean move, and really hurt her already poor self image.
Marya Dmitrieva Akhrosimova:
Marya is really a strong protective figure and she tries really hard to be good to Natasha and it's really sad that she has to feel like a failure because Anatole is a lying manipulative ass.
Old Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky:
(I put in his name cuz I just like to note @ tolstoy fight me for including three separate Nikolais two of whom are named Nikolai Andreevich Bolkonsy. Fuck you.) Doesn't really have a lot of problems but I'll say even though he's batshit and not the best father that is really the only job he has at this point is being a father? And just like. Look what Anatole did to his kids.
Okay, I know I've already said Helene was unhappy in the marriage, but Helene was a terrible wife who cheated on him a lot and wasted his life away and make no excuses was the main cause of his alcoholism and depression. But she never would have married him if Anatole didn't make Prince Vassily (his father) broke. Also the first person in the book to put a drink in his hand is Anatole, who says "finish it" even though Pierre says he does not want to.
Endangered her closest friendship, with Natasha who I say again, though she still shared responsibility for her infidelity, was manipulated.
it’s almost 4 AM and Attack of the Clones is on and all I’m thinking is “why did she marry this angry child who committed mass murder” and my answer is:
Palpatine influenced her. Because I can’t imagine a 24 year old woman looking at this 19 year old man who just murdered people and then agree to marry him, like, 2 weeks later.
I’m 24, and I can’t even… What?
And yeah, seeing the TCW shows them actually in love and caring but I’m also just hung up on AotC.
How do they get to that? They hadn’t seen each other in ten (10) years, and decide to marry within 2 weeks. I just can’t connect the dots on how that happens naturally within that time span.
So, honestly, I feel like Palpatine influenced her emotions, because I’m sure she was attached to him, and cared about him, and during the movie it does seem like there was the beginnings of a possible romance.
But no way in that short a time span??? But then again, love is strange.
Anyways, like, if anyone wants to offer another theory, please feel free to do so
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I don’t worth her, I never did and I never will. She’s the most amazing woman that I ever saw and she’s mine. I don’t understand why she did this, why did she gave herself to me when I’m good at nothing. I’m a cripple and she’s my beautiful wife. I can remember the day when we got married as if it was yesterday. She was so beautiful, with flowers braided in her hair and that white dress barely reaching her ankles. She was the most beautiful wife that someone ever saw. I don’t know what was in her mind when she did this. She gave up on everything, her father disown her because she married me instead of Hvitserk as her family wanted and people kept asking her why did she married a cripple instead a healthy son of Ragnar, sometimes I ask myself this things too. I ask myself why did she chose me instead of my brother but I can’t find the answer.
“Why are you staring at me?” her sleepy voice makes me smile and I peck her lips before she can curse me for waking her up with my intense staring.
“You’re beautiful.” I whisper, my lips almost touching her. The blush that appears on her cheeks is the beautifulest thing I ever saw and it makes me smile before I kiss her soft lips.
“You have no respect for your wife. Waking her up when you know that you kept her up all night.” she whisper pushing me off her. She sits rubbing her face with her hands and I go behind her. My hands sneak around her waist and I press kisses on her neck trying to get her back in the bed. “Ivar stop!” she groans pushing me away. (Y/N) stands up looking angrily at me, I smile in return and she shakes her head in disagree before she turns around and gets dressed.
“What are you going to do today?” I ask as I try to get dressed myself.
“I’m going to train a little bit with Bjorn and then I’ll go hunting with Hela.” The dog gets up when she hears her name and goes to (Y/N) licking her hand. She giggles and pets the animal before she turns around and looks at me again. She smiles at me too and gets closer and closer. I can see the lust in her eyes and I smirk at her. She gets up into the bed and makes me lay on my back. She is fast on top of me, kissing and biting every single piece of skin that she can reach, I lift up her dresses and she rubs me a little before takes me inside of her.
We’re both panting, her body sitting on mine, her lips pressing soft kisses on my neck as we both calm our breaths. (Y/N) gets up and sighs content as she goes to the door.
“Do you think you can sharpen my axe, husband?” she asks looking at me with the same lust as before. I just smile at her and get down the bed, crawling after her. She goes to the training field and I go to smith to work at my lovely wifes axe.
I work for hours, sharpening her knife until it’s perfect and while I do this I can’t stop myself to think about her and how brave she is, how she is the perfect wife and how she is the best thing that happened to me.
I smile at the remember of our first days spent together, how we always fought and never got along but after a few weeks we couldn’t help but fall for each other ass we realised that we are perfect for each other.
“Ivar… Ivar” Margrethe’s voice is piercing the air, she screams for me. I crawl outside and she looks at me worried. She’s out of breath and the look of fear in her eyes makes me nervous. “(Y/N)… (Y/N) fainted while training with Bjorn. She’s at your house now, the healer takes care of her.” My world crumbles and I feel more anxious and scared than I ever did in my life. if something happens to her I’ll never forgive myself. I’m her husband I should take care of her even if she’s a shield maiden. I get out of my shocked state and crawl fast to our house. When I enter the healer’s helper tries to push me out but I get anyways inside. (Y/N) lays on the bed, eyes barely opened as the healer makes he swallow some of her potions. I crawl to the bed and get up, sitting right besides her. I caress her hair and she turns her head looking at me lovingly and scared. I don’t know why she’s scared but I have a feeling that I’ll won’t like what’s going to happen next.
“What’s wrong with my wife?” I ask still caressing her. The old woman looks at me and smiles.
“Nothing’s wrong with your wife, my prince. She fainted because she’s with child.” My world stops and I look at my wife, my (Y/N). I see the tears forming in her eyes as the healer and her help head out. She knows how I feel about having a child and she haves all the rights to be scared.
“I don’t want this child.” I whisper to her in a threatening tone, making her shiver under my gaze.
“I’m not killing it. This child is a gift from the God’s. I’m not going to kill the best thing that ever happened in my life.” she yells back at me even if she haves so little strength left in her body.
“Did you ever thought that this child could be a cripple? Do you think about how much pain you will put him or her though if it is like me? Did you ever thought that our child could be a monster like me?” I scream, trying to release all my anger and fear on her. She’s angry, I can see that but I’m not prepared for what comes next. She slaps me, with all her force. She slaps me from the deep of her soul and then she gets up and throws at me everything that falls in her hands.
“ How can you talk like this about my child? How can you be so cruel and stupid to ruin the best day of my life? How can you be such a cold hearted man?” she yells as the anger consumes her. She comes closer looking me in the eyes as she lays on the bed exhausted. “How can you say that you’re a monster when you’re the best thing that ever happened to me?” she asks as tears start to roll down her cheeks. I pull her into the bed and between my arms. Allowing her to cry on my chest as she is freed from all this emotions consuming her. She hits my chest several times before she just sobs helplessly in my arms/ It breaks my heart to see how much a few words hurt her. I breaks my heart to know that I hurt her so I try everything to make her stop because her pain causes me pain.
“Shhh… calm down.” I whisper in her ears all over again while I caress her hair and her back. (Y/N) starts to calm down under my touch and my whispering and when she looks up at me her red eyes tear at my heart making me feel so unworthy of her. “I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.” she sighs and hugs me, letting me know that it’s okay. That she forgives me.
“I thought so much about this, Ivar. I craved for this all this time.” her voice is so broken that I can barely hear her but her words make their way to my heart and I try to clam myself down as the anger for myself rises fast inside of me. “I want this child, Ivar. More than anything in this world I want this child. I know that it could be a cripple but it will be the most beautiful gift that you could give to me. This little life that is growing inside of me it’s made out of love and care. Out of all that we have had been through to be together. This little life is ours and it is the most wonderful thing that we could create together.” (Y/N) smiles as she places my hand on her belly, holding it there as her fingers sneak between mine. “It is ours, our little heart.” she whisper to me and my eyes fill with tears. I am scared and happy and anxious and angry and overjoyed all at once and I can’t help the tears. I need to be set free of this emotions so I let them fall and (Y/N) lets them fall too and we cry together, releasing all the feelings that this little life caused to us.
The month passed to fast and I’m not ready, (Y/N) not ready, we are not ready to have a child, to have a child to care for and I’m scared of what might happen to her, to our little life. That’s how we agreed to call our child until we will find out what it is and now only a few hours or minutes or days separate us from holding our child in our arms.
Her water broke in the middle of the night, now it’s dawn and our child didn’t came out yet. She’s screaming so loud and I’m scared and angry and I feel like I might lose everything that I care about. All my brother tried to take my mind off of this but I just can’t stay here, outside, hearing her cries and just thinking about how much pain she should feel so I decide to screw everything and I make my way back to our house. I enter and all the womans try to push me out but (Y/N) yells for them to let me in. I crawl to her and take her hand. (Y/N) squeezes it as hard as she can, giving me a little bit of her pain as she tires to push our little life outside.
“Come on, love. Do it! Do it for us! Push our little life outside, let him or her meet the world!” I whisper in her ear and she finds the strength to smile at my words though all her pain. I kiss her cheek and she squeezes my hand harder as she is pushing our child, as she brings our child into the world.
“You do it good. Come on, a few more pushes!” the healer tells (Y/N) and she screams again pushing hard, she rests for a few seconds before she pushes again and again until we hear a little cry. (Y/N) sighs and drops her head on the pillow. She laughs and it’s the most beautiful laugh I ever heard.
The other womans clean our child and I help my wife, my love stand up as the womans hand us our little life, wrapped in a cloth and fur.
“You have a wonderful, healthy daughter.” the healer tells us before she leaves with the other womans. (Y/N) smiles at our daughter whom, stays asleep in her arms. We don’t say anything for a while and I’m stuck looking at my daughter and kissing my wife’s hairs.
“I love you, with all my heart and soul. I love you with all my being and I know that I don’t say it enough but you’re the best thing that ever happened to me. You and our little life.” I affirm brushing my finger against my daughter’s hand. She grips it and I smile.
“I want to name her Signe.” (Y/N) says to me and I kiss her forehead.
“Latest victory.” I say testing the meaning of the name on my mouth and then I nod in approval. “Can I?” I ask unsure if (Y/N) trusts me enough with our little girl but I know she does by the way in which she looks at me when she lays the little body of our infant in my arms.
“I love you too, Signe. My daughter, our victory.” I whisper and (Y/N)’s eyes fill with tears and she smiles at me before she kisses my lips. I kiss her back and then we lay there, both of us, looking at our daughter, looking at the wonder that we brought into this world.
Here on tumblr we’re comfortably throwing around (and taking in) ideas that stretch the mind, and attempt to cross the boundaries of society confines and stereotypes. Which is cool, but sometimes it can get a bit… detached from the actual real world that we’re trying to change (but still, lardely, haven’t, cause change is hard, if not impossible.)
So, basically, tumblr-land can be miles away from the whole rest of the land. It’s important to remember that this is a place of ideas, but not of the realization of these idas. That happens in the outside world, the real world, known also as
Immediately you’re going: “Oh no, don’t ruin it. Don’t expose it to THEM. THEY don’t get it.”
But they must. Just whining to each other on here, although fun, won’t change anything. Going out and doing stuff will.
So, let’s do an experiment, shall we?
(Trust me, I’m a physicist.)
Let’s take this (amazing, if I say so myself) idea: A reverse retelling of Jane Eyre.
She is the one with the sercret, mad spouse hidden somewhere, thirsting for her flesh.
She is the one who wanted to grasp that little glimpse of happiness with another man, even though she knew if was forbidden.
She is the one who has to be set on fire (both metaphorically and literally) before she can be free of her demons.
She is the one who needs to be rescued from the horrors of her own life, and they both have equal flaws and good things to bring to the relationship. (In the book, Rochester needs to be freed of his wife, but other than that he’s supposed to bring more to the marriage, not morally, but materially.) In this reverse story, they are equals morally. Although she’s still kind of poorer, so that stays the same, as do a lot of other things, (because Charlotte is a genius and that story is already waaaay ahead of its time, and people would probably hate SO much on it because of feminism and stuff, but they can’t cause it’s a classic and you go, girl.)
What if he, in reverse, has had a sad, emotionally abusive childhood, and has lived a dry, melancholy life? While drownig in riches (nice contrast there).
What if he is the unspoilt one, has never given his heart to any woman, nor has be promised marriage to one, although he’s had women salivate after him for years?
What if he is the one who has to come back to her in the end, and find her ruined, and promise to her that she is more worthy of him now than she ever was?
What if he has to rescue her morally and emotionally as much as she? (That’s the only thing that doesn’t happen in the book, Jane is the moral anchor throughout, and he’s trying not to drown in the sea of his sins. But what if she is a sinner too?)
What if, in short, the roles are reversed? What if the woman is the one with the guilty secret? Is she then worthy of love? Do we even dare to consider it? What if the man is left bewildered and wondering if she likes him AT ALL, and asking her to trust him with her secrets, and left at the altar (or near it)? What if he is the second man in her life (the non-virgin antitrope -is that even a word? Now it is) but she the first woman in his?
What if the man, for once, is not the one in need of emotional rescuing, but does the rescuing himself, even though he isn’t qualified to do it? But he becomes someone who can lead them noth to a stronger moral standard. He isn’t the rescuer, but he BECOMES the rescuer. Because there’s nobody that will save him, if he won’t do it himself. That’s what I’m talking about. What if he is their only hope of ever working things through? What if she is good and kind and faithful, but maimed? Ruined? Is it good/romatic/relatable that he should want her at all? And is she in a place to even be attracted to him, after what has been done to her?
What if they are both ruined, the girl as well as the guy?
Well, I’ll tell you what happens then.
People don’t GET IT. Most people. Some do. And yay. But most don’t get it. (Or if they get it, they don’t like it.) Ewwwww why isn’t she pure? Ewww she’s married, I don’t read books about girls like THAT. Ewwwww that’s not a heroine, that’s a *** Ewww why would he want her? Ewww Eww Ewwwww
In case you don’t realize what I’m talking about yet, it’s not ok for a woman to have a dark secret, to need rescuing, to not hold herself to a higher moral standard. All the things that make us go “my poor baby” for Rochester, would make us go “ewwwww” for Jane.
That’s gender swap in the real world, my friends. How do I know that? Because of this. I did it, you see. I did the experiment. And I am thankful every day for people who GOT the story from the first second, like @tea-books-lover@velutluna@pagesfullofstars@celebangel@bassguitarwitch and soooo many others who beta-read, reviewed, or just plain encouraged me with this outlandish idea.
Because, let me tell you.
I’ve gotten hate. (The ewwwws we were talking about, see above. So many EWWWS)
ewe? close enough.
I’ve even seen people read the synopsis and go, why would I read a book about a heroine like that? I don’t read books about ruined heroines.
People message me (most of them don’t dare post reviews) telling me they loved the writing but WTH? I reply, it’s reverse. They say ewww the heroine isn’t pure. I say she’s like Rochester, he isn’t pure. They say well, yeah, but he’s a guy. It’s ok for the man. That’s not a Jane Eyre retelling (A LOT of them don’t even get that. They don’t even recognize the Jane Eyre plotline or the characters once I swapped the genders. I mean it when I say it’s a different world out there, you guys. People have no idea. No. Idea.) I say -I usually say nothing, or just bye, but if it’s a nice person who wants answers, I reply- it’s the same story, governess goes to work for rich dude, mad spouse, fire, impossible love, morals, wedding stopped, the works. But it’s reverse.
There’s even lines in the book that are a direct nod to the masterpiece.
“You are my bright angel.”
“You can be mended, if once you were ruined.”
“Take off your mask, little ghost.”
“You tranfix me quite.” (Ok, that’s a lie, I didn’t put that last one in, just love it.)
in lieu of a review, you’re my favorite thing in the world, person). And if I can do a TINY BIT to bring about some change in this world, then:
1. Books are the way to do it (or one of the best ways, subtle but powerful), I really believe this, and history backs it up.
2. I am proud and happy and blessed.
3. I don’t mind the occasional thick head trying to push itself into my inbox. Maybe it’s the sign of someone trying to wake up. Or refusing to wake up. But you know what? Something made them almost wake up. And if that something was me… then that’s all I can ask for.
Anyway, I jsut wanted to share a bit of my experience on “the other side”, which something actually went out and did in real life. It changed me in so many ways, and I really hope it might have changed someone else too. Even the littlest bit.
I always reblog reverse story ideas, and now you know why they’re so close to my heart, but I wanted to share my story of actually going out and DOING THE THING. You should always do the thing, even if you’re scared. Also, if you’re scared, I’m here. Talk to me. I know about scared.
Which brings us to:
Read read read
Then write write write.
Learn the rules, and break them. Like Charlotte did. Like a boss.
Let’s keep writing new things, let’s break the rules, let’s be respectful and educated, and then let’s think outside the box. Let’s RUIN the box (see what I did there? Pun, anyone? No? Ok.)
Will we ever know why she had agreed to marrying Tony after a week ?
Hey! So she thought she was in love with him. Tony was a complete charmer to her and treated her right and she was infatuated with his looks, his money, and how he carried himself. So, he proposed, because he’s impulsive like that, and she said yes! And then she comes home and Bucky says that he loves her and she realizes: Oh, this is what love is.
I didn’t go into detail because I wanted to finish the series quick since I work full-time and have little to no time to write to the full extent that I wanted to write. So yeah. Sorry for the lack of details lol.
The cast of the ABC medical drama gathered at PaleyFest Sunday afternoon for a panel moderated by EW’s very own Henry Goldblatt. Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Kevin McKidd, Caterina Scorsone, Jerrika Hinton, Kelly McCreary, Jason George, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr, Jessica Capshaw, Jesse Williams, Sarah Drew, Martin Henderson, Giacomo Gianniotti, and executive producer Debbie Allen revealed scoop about the upcoming Ellen Pompeo-directed hour, whether there’s hope for Jackson and April, if Meredith will finally take the next step with Riggs, and much, much more. Here are the highlights:
Pompeo’s directorial debut: After screening the upcoming Pompeo-directed hour, the actress credited Allen with getting her to direct her first episode. “This force of nature wouldn’t take no for an answer, and I’m forever grateful to her for that,” Pompeo says. Though this was the actress’ first time directing, she notes that she wasn’t nervous about landing the emotional weight of the Maggie-centric hour, but rather just the technical aspects. “I have the best cast in the world,” Pompeo says. “I wasn’t really afraid of anything.” However, Pompeo adds directing herself was “not fun, but I was lucky to have Debbie Allen right with me every step of the way, so when I was tired or confused, she jumped in.”
Maggie’s mom returns: LaTonya Richardson Jackson returns as Maggie’s mother ahead of the Pompeo-directed episode, therefore setting up the episode to heavily feature her treatment for breast cancer — so yes, Maggie will finally be in the know. However things shake out, her mother’s illness is certainly going to affect Maggie. “Major life events like this enable you to shift your perspective and reevaluate what’s important to you,” McCreary says. “For a long time, being one version of herself was the right way to do things.” Judging by this comment, it sounds like she may try to shake things up soon.
The future of Meredith and Riggs: While it looks like the duo might be heading toward an actual relationship, the question remains how Maggie will feel about that since she’s harbored feelings for Riggs since last season’s finale. “Women have to stick together,” Pompeo says. And if Mer did choose her sister over Riggs, Henderson says he’d understand. “I would respect it, but I think it would be sad because all men know that it’s impossible to be a great man without a good woman by your side.” Whether Meredith and Riggs explore a relationship or not, Henderson hopes we’ll get much more information about his character soon. “It’s been wonderful to play a character that’s polarizing,” he says. “There’s this mystery and enigma as to, ishe a good guy, is he a bad guy? … As an actor, after a couple seasons on the show, I’m looking forward to the opportunity for Nathan to be a in a relationship — whether it’s platonic or not — to see who he is deep down.”
Will Jackson and April reconcile? After a steamy hookup in Montana, there’s hope that Japril might get back together, but Drew stays relatively coy about the future. “I honestly think the main takeaway is that these two people, there’s so much love there, there’s so much respect there, they know each other so well, so whether it continues toward romance or stays platonic, we know these two people are going to be OK,” Drew says. As for whether Jackson’s father, Robert Avery (Eric Roberts) will return, Williams says, “I hope so.” Adds Allen: “We planted a lot of seeds this season, and that’s one that could resonate in a lot of ways, but there’s more coming.”
Can Amelia and Owen’s relationship survive? Their relationship status is currently marked “it’s complicated” since Amelia now no longer wants to have kids, which is basically the one reason the relationship between Owen and Cristina (Sandra Oh) didn’t survive. “He desperately wants a baby,” McKidd says. “Owen’s really struggling. He’s a very tortured guy — he thinks the thing that’s going to fix him is to have a family with this woman, but she doesn’t want to right now. He’s waiting and he loves her and he’s tortured and we’ll see what happens.”
What’s next for Jo and Alex? Though the two have been on the outs since Alex beat DeLuca within an inch of his life, now that Alex knows that Jo was married to an abusive man, he understands why she was hesitant to marry him. “He wants to marry her,” Chambers says. When asked whether he’d like Alex to end up with Jo or with — twist — Meredith, Chambers says, “Anything is possible, especially on Grey’s Anatomy. Who knows? He might end up with Catherine. I’d like to see how it fleshes out, the relationship with him and Jo.”
The relationship at the center of “Civil War”: Ever since the show introduced a replacement for Webber, the hospital has been at odds over Dr. Minnick (Marika Domińczyk) — well, except for Arizona, who has found romance with the new doc after ex-wife Callie (Sara Ramirez) moved away last season. “It’s been interesting, it’s been new,” Capshaw says, explaining that the show got to a point last season where viewers could “happily permit both of them to be happy without each other,” hence paving the way for Arizona’s new romance with Minnick. “I find myself at a point where there’s something exciting happening for her, there’s a newness. This season I feel like is the beginning of creating something new.” However, Capshaw hedges, “I have no idea if she’s the one.” For what it’s worth, when asked what her favorite ‘shipper name on the series was, she says, “I think I have to go with Calzona.”
The future of Grey’s? When asked what she thinks about the future of the show and where she’d like to see Meredith end up, Pompeo says, “Maybe why I’ve been able to do this show for so long is because I try not to have expectations. I do the same thing in my life, I try not to look down the road too far because we’re going to miss what happens right now today… I try to enjoy every moment with an open heart and an open mind… Life will tell me where I”m going. I don’t want to think about what’s next, I want to enjoy this moment.”
Single dad au?? Maybe it's not really a secret child but they are very shy and tony is totes mama bear protective so spawn is kept out of the media. Maybe tony takes spawn to parent/child group activity (like painting or cooking class) led by [bucky, Sam, tchalla, Nat take your pick] and spawn absolutely loves teacher and then they are big happy family 😄 or alternatively tony/spawn meet another parent/kid duo and hit it off
Oh. Oh. With every new AU I hadn’t considered, so many new doors open themselves… Also I love how you call Tony’s beloved child a spawn lol.
For Tony his child is the centre of the world and it doesn’t matter how busy work gets or how much Pepper yells at him, every Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, he’s at the tiny bookstore right across the street of his favourite coffee shop, where an employee–his name is Sam Wilson, he’s twenty-nine and Tony is not interested in him at all–reads to the children.
It was an accident when they first stumbled upon one such session, but Aileen fell heads over heels in love with Sam–thankfully in a completely I-makes-the-best-voices-daddy way. And well, Tony’s never been all that good at saying no to Aileen when it comes to these sort of things (he’s surprisingly good at not buying her endless toys though).
So they’ve come back ever since, Aileen to listen to a new story and Tony to stare at Sam dazzling a bunch of children into worshiping the grounds he walks on. They regularly stay behind too, and by some sort of divine intervention Tony always ends up chatting with Sam for a little while–who, aside from being great with children and amazingly hot, is also unfairly funny and great to talk to.
Alright, so maybe Tony has a small crush on the man. But he’s not a complete idiot, he won’t act on it. He’s not going to ruin this for his daughter, not in a million years. Besides there’s one advantage to admiring from afar: reality doesn’t get the chance to crush your dreams.
There are moments where he almost thinks that maybe his interest isn’t so one-sided though. When Sam laughs at one of his jokes, even though it’s kind of a dumb one for example. Or when Sam smiles at him over the top of his excitable daughter’s head. Or when–yeah, well, whatever. Tony’s good at seeing things the way he wants them to be instead of how they really are, so what does he know.
The real problem is that having a excitable five year old daughter who loves fairytales. Because one day, near the end of the reading, Aileen suddenly speaks up. Which is unusual, she gets too caught up in the stories normally. But when Sam reads about the marriage of the prince and the princess, suddenly her hand is up in the air and she starts talking (she still forgets sometimes that she’s supposed to wait until her name is called).
“Why does she marry the prince?” she asks.
“Because they love each other,” Sam explains, radiating nothing but gentle patience in the face of the interruption.
“So when people are in love they marry?”
“Not always but yes, a lot of them do,” Sam agrees.
Aileen frowns and Tony edges closer towards her, wants to remind her that she can still ask her questions after Sam’s finished the story, but her next words stop him dead.
“But then when are you and daddy gonna marry?” she asks, turns towards her frozen father in confusion. “You’re in love, don’t you wanna marry? Daddy, you can have my green dress if you wanna!”
Tony is blushing so hard, he’s sure he’ll pass out any moment. (He also can’t help but feel a tiny bit of sappy happiness at his daughters’ willingness to lend him her favourite dress). It helps a little that Sam is flushed too, but Tony still has to fight the urge to grab his kid and make a run for it right there and then. Thankfully the children are distracted by the ending of the story, and if Sam has to clear his throat three times before he continues reading it out, that doesn’t have to mean anything.
The parents give them a couple of very long (in some cases very judging) glances though.
(They’ll figure it out eventually but what would life be without a little awkward pining?)