I got a call from Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg, and they were saying, “Hey, we’d really love for you to come in and sit down so we can talk creative with you.” I was like, “Oh, okay, I didn’t realize we were going to do that, that’s great!” I was sitting in their office, and all of a sudden, they’re like, “So, we want to just tell you what we’re thinking, what we’re going to do, and wanted to get your take on it.” They had this funny little smile on their face, I’m like, “What’s going on?” They’re like, “Well, so this season, Alex is gay.” I was like, “Oh, what?” They just went into the whole story, explaining the why behind the what, and that it’s not like this thing that all of a sudden is just spilling out, it’s a discovery for her. That’s how we wanted to approach it. You have so many stories — shows and movies — where people are already established as gay, lesbian, bi[sexual]; these are people who are coming in like that. This was a great opportunity to show somebody who’s figuring it out, the light bulb moment and putting the puzzle pieces together.
When they were explaining it to me, I was like, “Wow, I wouldn’t have thought it,” because last season you just didn’t really see any of that side of Alex. When they originally said, “Hey, we’re thinking about a love interest,” but they didn’t say what the whole thing was, I was almost like, “Oh, I don’t know if we should do that yet,” because I don’t want it to become about Alex in a relationship, where we don’t get to see enough about her discovering more about who she is because so much of it was hidden last season. Then when they started to explain the whole idea, at first I was kind of taken back a little bit, not in a negative way, but just going, “Oh, okay.” Then the weight of it hit me, thinking, “Oooh, okay, we need to really, really do justice to this in a really beautiful way.” It was right around the time of the Orlando shooting, and I just all of a sudden was hit with this weight, because I knew that then I was going to be a face for the LGBT community, and I was like, “I gotta get this right. I don’t want to go out there and say one thing and then do something else. I just want to make sure that this is very respectful and tasteful and being done with sensitivity.”
@taylorswift TAYLOR!!! this happened a long time ago (almost a year??? how??) but I still think you would laugh if you saw it. last year on your birthday I had to give a persuasive speech for a college class and voila. the first photo is a snapchat from my PROFESSOR. anyways, I changed a lot of minds in that class! some people STILL tell me that I showed them a side of you they had never seen and they’re now FANS. (my impact wow) anyways this presentation is funny now because you’re embracing your snakey side which I love but I hope you know that I’m constantly defending you and spreading your music everywhere I go!!
PS. REPUTATION NEXT MONTH I’M ALREADY PLANNING MY FUNERAL
sometimes i get so emotional™
when i think about peppermint, who is the first (out) trans woman on rupauls drag race, who was already a legend before the show and whose trademark is being nice and positive
what we did to deserve such an angel on this show wow
Watching this new program called “The Good Doctor” on ABC, that’s made by the guy who made “House MD”, and it’s about an autistic surgeon, and it’s only 10 mins in and I think I love this show already.
often drops in on other classes just to generally spread cheer and shout encouragement.
because imagine hobi doing ballet with toddlers in his hiphop gear.
or dancing waltz with seniors in his sneakers.
he lights up the room always, everyone loves him he’s so much fun.
he’s pretty good at literally all the dances too he’s just amazing.
sadly you’re not in any of his classes, but you’ve seen him around.
he’s dropped in on your zumba class twice maybe and he’s magnificent, he learns the choreo so fast and completely outshines everyone even the instructor like it’s not the least bit fair to anyone he’s so good.
so naturally, when your instructor calls in sick, he’s asked to step in and lead you in zumba.
and like, he doesn’t even hesitate.
sure, he doesn’t know the first thing about zumba and he doesn’t know the choreo and the class is in ten minutes but he’s down.
and when he’s watched the choreo video a few times he’s ready to go.
you might expect him to be a little awkward but nope
if anyone had any doubts, j-hope erases them all within the first few minutes.
he’s not entirely confident in the choreo, so he just freestyles some parts and encourages you all to just feel the music and go with it if you fall out of step.
and honestly you’ve been so motivated to give it your all, and never have you felt so free to move, and never have you had so much fun dancing.
he even dances around the room and with you all individually.
and you might get all flustered and trip over yourself a little before he gets to you but you know hobi, he’s all smiles and positivity and encouragement and you don’t feel the least bit embarrassed.
and when he announces class is over you’re all like what??? no :(
because it only felt like five minutes and you never wanted it to end.
and yeah you’re exhausted but you could still go on for hours and how ?? is he so ?? handsome ?? all sweaty and out of breath he still glows like a damn ray of sunshine you just wanna bask in his warmth for all eternity amirite
someone asks if he can be your instructor forever and he’s like haha sorry you’ll just have to take my classes.
and someone else heard he had a competition coming up and he’s like “yeah !!!!! please attend it’s gonna be so much fun and maybe we’ll even win idk but we go out for chicken afterwards you should all come!”
and somehow they wrestle him into giving you a preview and ohhh boy does he.
holy hell you’ve never seen someone move like that up close and if you weren’t already so breathless he’d have taken your breath away for sure.
ur like ???? to hell with zumba i wanna do that!!!
and you have to talk to this sunshine he’s so lovely you just gravitate towards him and as people start to leave you’re like “how??? do you do that.”
“that thing when you’re like bam and it’s like dak”
“ohhh the popping?”
“yes omg can you show me”
and he does and you don’t really get it on the first twelve tries but he’s so helpful and encouraging you’re like wow! i need this person in my life.
so next week, guess who shows up at his hiphop beginners class? it you.
and he’s so happy to see you he’s like hEY we have a new person
and of course you’re not the only one there’s like three other people from your zumba class attending and one of them is like welp yeah i guess we fell for your charms aha
and he blUSHES and goes all giggly but then glances over at you kinda sneakily to check your reaction and you’re like gULP
your eyes meet for just a split second and you could swear the whole world stopped turning because the moment felt infinite.
and then it’s over and you realise you have a big stupid crush on your dance teacher.
so you turn up to support him at their competition and of course they win but when you go to congratulate him you end up getting kinda squished together in a group hug.
you’re both out of breath and it’s intimate and a little awkward, but afterwards when you’re let go and you’re still trying hard not to think about how he feels so nice so close to you, how you could just about feel his heartbeat against you, how incredibly good he smells, how warm and firm he felt, how–
ok anyway he smiles sheepishly and apologises for his friends, wondering if you’re okay.
honestly he’s so sweet it melts your heart.
after that tbh you two are always making eyes at each other and it’s so painfully obvious to everyone they’re just waiting for it to dawn on you two.
people are always dropping hints like when you’re chatting with hobi before class and someone walks by like “oohhhhh hope i’m not interrupting somethiiiiing”
or when you stay after class to ask about a particular move and jimin and taehyung are up against the glass making kissy faces at him when you’re not looking.
eventually you just end up having dinner together after class and you don’t even know who asked who to dinner, it just happened.
and you’re both so eager to spend time with one another that before either of you knows it it’s become A Thing and i guess ?? you’re sort of ?? seeing each other ????
you just hadn’t realised it until you discover everyone thinks you’re finally together oops
and you’re lowkey hella excited and kinda nervous when you confront hobi with this like “omg did you know ???? people think we’re a couple lol hilarious”
and he’s like “yeah,,,,,,,,listen,,,,,,,,, i kinda just ran with it.”
turns out he knew for like two weeks and he didn’t know what to say or do about it.
and you’re like “wait, are we dating?? but we,,, haven’t even,,,, kissed??”
and he mumbles something about “well,,,yanno,,,,if you wanna,,,”
but you both get shy and can’t even look at each other it’s v cute.
and next time you stay after class yoongi comes to fetch hobi because he promised to help with something.
and yoongi bursts in like “okok enough of that we gotta go.”
hobi’s like “ok wait we were just gonna–”
“i said enough just kiss them already we gotta go!”
you and hoseok just look at each other kinda wide eyed and then he does, hobi kisses you and it’s quick and soft and perfect, and then yoongi drags him away.
and then hoseok comes running back for another kiss.
and a total of four probably until yoongi recruits jungkook to carry hobi the hell out of there.
the reason i love yuri on ice you ask? where else am i gonna get two of the most wholesome, endearing characters fall in love with each other and become even better than they already were? like just when you thought it wasn’t possible to love yuuri katsuki even more, and just when you thought it wasn’t possible to love victor nikiforov even more, those two up and fall in love with each other right before your very eyes! like wow! nothing can dare rival how pure and wholesome that is! nothing can rival how much they shine, both individually and together! they are good! love them! will never stop loving them!
can i just say, i’m really really proud of mark? he’s only 17 and he’s already being looked up to by singers and celebrities much older than him and based on the preview for snowball project you can tell he’s having so much fun and being so happy on the show making music and having the opportunity to make new friends. i’m very happy for him and i’m glad he’s getting the recognition he deserves, this boy is pure gold
Description: One thing led to another when Dean showed you his new song.
waiting so long for this day. And you couldn’t believe it finally happened.
was as long as expected and you rolled your eyes to your friend.
annoyed! You’ll get to see him, just be a little more patient” your friend Tara
said and held you tight. You couldn’t hold back the one tear that rolled down
your soft cheek. You immediately brushed it away and smiled.
your friend already waited for half an hour and the waiting line got shorter
and shorter in front of you. You stood on the tip of your toes, trying to see
he was. Dean. As beautiful as ever. As cool as ever. He casually signed things
for the fans and talked to them for a bit. Of course they were also taking
selfies with him. He was wearing a wide white shirt with an oversized jacket.
He had a few chains around his neck. And then his hair looked so soft and a few
strains fell on his forehead. You only realized now how fast your heart was
beating and that you would probably pass out as soon as you stood in front of
So apparently people aren’t seeing the absolutely incredible character development this episode showed us. I think people are focusing too much on birdperson not being there or evil Morty or whatever, but… Holy shit.
For one holy fuck does Rick Sanchez love his family (shown especially with Morty this episode). Yes Rick doesn’t exactly listen to Morty well, but he’s very clearly trying his best to do good for him and the rest of the family.
And Beth FINALLY put her family first instead of fearing her father would leave her. We’ve seen Beth show multiple times that she cared less about her family than she seemed to in earlier seasons, and it took time away from Jerry and a trip down memory lane to get that spark back; and to feel confident as as her own person not inherently attached to her father (shown very well subtly too with the ‘clone vs real beth’ bit tbh)
But this is really what was being leading up to this season. Family dynamic was the entire season’s plot. We saw the characters flesh out emotionally and experienced a lot of raw interactions. I could go on for hours about all we learned this season about their family and personal journeys so far.
I personally really, really, really loved that episode and believe if we truly want this show to continue expanding we need to give it time (bird person and evil Morty in the finale episode would seem rushed to me!! I want to prolong and deeply appreciate that bridge when we get to it).
Honestly it’s incredible when my Straight friends are like “you should watch this show in it!! It has a gay couple in it!!!”
Half of me is like “wow!! I love that you saw this and wanted me to see this kind of content I am so happy to be the gay friend that people think of.“
And the other half is like "YOU MORTAL FOOLS. Did you think there was a queer couple on television that I didn’t already know and have strong opinions about??? I /AM/ WLW MEDIA CONTENT. I KNOW ALL OF IT. I’VE SEEN ALL OF IT. NO FICTIONAL LESBIAN CAN ESCAPE MY NOTICE.”
Romanced companions react to sole asking them if they get shaun back will they play an active role in taking care of him and him growing up? Xx
Cait: “You want… me, involved in your kid’s life?” She’s both baffled and terrified. “I… I dunno what to say, Sole. I’ve never been that good with kids, never thought I’d want any of my own. Never wanted to end up like my own parents. I don’t know if I’m really deservin’ of what you’re trying to give me.” She fidgets, and takes a breath. “I’ll try. For your sake.”
Codsworth: “As if you could get rid of me!” the bot exclaims. “Mx. Sole, the second Master Shaun is back in your loving arms, I will be at both of your sides, with all the love and care I have to give. I’d be more hurt if you told me I couldn’t be involved.”
Curie: “Oh, Sole.” She smiles, looking sweet. “That means so much to me. After all we have been through, I think of you as part of my family, and I hope you think of me as the same. I would gladly help you with your child, showing as much love to them as I do for you. And besides - there is much to learn about being human from a child.”
Danse: “That is a high honor,” he says, solemnly. “But I would not want to come between you and your child. Don’t feel you have to ask me just because we are romantically involved. But…” He fidgets. “If you really want me to, I will try. I won’t pretend I am skilled with children, but I will do my best. All I ask is that you forgive my probable mistakes.”
Deacon: His eyebrows raise high above his sunglasses, and for a moment, he doesn’t speak. “You’re sure?” he says at last. “I mean, I knew we had something good going here, but… That’s, uh.” He swallows. “Yeah. I’d like that, Sole. I don’t know how good of a dad I’d be, but if you want me to be there, I will. He’s your kid, Sole - I’d never say no to that.”
Dogmeat: The question is stated jokingly, but Dogmeat responds with oblivious jubilation. He barks happily, not understand what Sole said but happy to agree all the same. Dogmeat is good with human children. He licks them until they make happy noises, and doesn’t complain if they pull on his tail.
Hancock: “You sure you want your kid hanging around me?” He smiles, and there’s a twinkle in his eye, mixed with genuine concern. “I mean, I won’t say no. I could never say no to you, doll. But you gotta understand, my parenting style is a little loose. I don’t think I’m up for raising any model citizens, but if you’re cool with that, I’d be happy to help you look after the tyke.”
Nick Valentine: “Ellie and Piper call me ‘dad’ all the time, anyway, so.” He chuckles. “If it means that much to you. Always liked the idea of having a few rug rats, before the war. Nowadays I don’t have the equipment necessary for that kind of life, but raising a kid with you?” He smiles, cupping one cool hand to Sole’s cheek. “Well, that doesn’t sound half-bad.”
MacCready: He blushes. “That… sounds nice. Maybe… Maybe when we find your son, we can settle down, bring Duncan back to the Commonwealth. They could be siblings. Get, like, a house somewhere. Yeah, that sounds good. I wouldn’t mind getting to kick back and be a dad for a while. I don’t know how good I am, but… Lucy always said I was pretty alright with Duncan.”
Piper: “Well…” She laughs lightly, toying with her hair. “I don’t know if I’d really be old enough to be Shaun’s mom, but… I wouldn’t mind being an older sister, or something like that. I mean, I raised Nat practically all by myself. I don’t think I’d be half-bad with your son. I’m glad you trust me with something like this. I won’t let you down, Sole.”
Preston: “Wow. I…” He has to take his hat off, all pleasantly surprised and heartfelt. “I already knew I wanted to help you find your son. And I knew that I’d help you raise him, if you let me. But I’m happy you asked. It means a lot to me, Sole. Getting to have a family with the person I love. Being trusted with their child.” He smiles. “I’d love to be in their life. And yours.”
Strong: “YES.” His immediate response to the joking query is surprising. “STRONG WILL MAKE SMALL HUMAN GOOD FIGHTER. STRONG WILL SHOW SMALL HUMAN MILK OF STRONG KINDNESS.”
X6-88: “If you feel it is necessary. It is my job to protect you, and that duty extends to your offspring. I would protect their life with mine.” He hesitates. “As for… emotional bonding, I cannot make any promises. But I will always try to do what you ask of me.”