There aren’t many things that Alec loves as much as he loves the stars. Most nights, he just likes to sit on his balcony and watch the eerie darkness drape over the sky and the silver glow of the moon, surrounded by the stars shaping constellations he knows by heart.
tina is an awful character and I don't know why anyone would like her so much??? newt should end up with leta tbh eddie had more chemistry with that picture than that katherine chick
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK
Okay, let me lay it down for you: I LOVE TINA GOLDSTEIN. I LOVE KATHERINE WATERSTON. THEREFORE, I DO NOT WANT ANY HATE FOR EITHER OF THEM IN MY ASKS. IT IS NOT A FUCKING DIFFICULT REQUEST.
Tina is NOT an awful character: she is complex, insecure, strong, intelligent, motivated…I could go on forever about how amazing she is and why but I’ll narrow it down to a few fine points:
In the subway scene, it is TINA who manages to calm Credence down - NOT Newt or Graves, TINA.
To quote the screenplay directly: “CREDENCE reaches out to TINA,the only person who has ever done him an uncomplicated kindness” and “He has dreamed of her ever since she saved him from a beating”
DO YOU UNDERSTAND? Tina selflessly helped Credence, PROTECTED him even when it meant losing her job or even her life (the Obscurial was dangerous - I love Credence and will protect him, but he was dangerous in his Obscurus form)
Tina basically raised her little sister after their parents died - they were only little girls and she basically raised her little sister and would do anything to protect her.
Tina duelling who she thought to be Graves - a guy who was more than likely her mentor - to protect Newt/Credence
I’m going to write another long post about why I love Tina soon but I’m about to watch “Alien” with my dad so I’ve got to go.
As for the chemistry comment…honestly, just shut up. Shut the fuck up. I’m sick of this. We saw ONE PHOTO of Leta and you know what? I AM EXCITED TO MEET HER BECAUSE I WANT TO SEE MORE OF NEWT’S PAST. I do not hate Leta.
Were we even watching the same movie? Didn’t you see that ending scene on the docks?? Their chemistry was HIGH AS A KITE.
“They started to dance. Soon, the other guests drew back to watch, as if following a silent command. A circle formed around Cesare and Lucrezia, with the young brother and sister involuntarily taking centre state. […]Without doubt, Cesare and Lucrezia were the most beautiful couple in the ballroom. Their smooth moves, the elegance of their clothes, their poise and the harmony between them attracted everyone’s attention. An uninformed observer would’ve believed them to be the bridal couple, because they were smiling at each other in deep understanding like usually only lovers did.”
Either Caesar or Nothing - Jutta Laroche
@lucrizias I’m dedicating this one to you! bc you helped me a lot with your gifs lessons lol and I know how much you love this scene of our bbies.
She starts awake, her breathing sharp and shallow. Across the room – someone’s office, once – Will is asleep on the floor, snoring lightly. He’s been spending more and more nights out in the trailer. She wishes he wouldn’t – it’s less secure – but also, she can’t imagine what it would have been like to share a room with her mother at eighteen, so she doesn’t fight it.
For a few long minutes, Scully stares at the ceiling. She has that dream more nights than she doesn’t. The world didn’t end, he’d said, his voice pleased and faintly surprised.
The end of the world came for them eventually. It still feels like she should have known.
Scully goes out into the courtyard. In the middle of the night the moon is a sliver, dead center in the sky.
The members of today’s caravan assembled their tents in a rough circle around the edges of the courtyard, and most of them are dark and quiet. But there’s still a candle flickering in the psychic’s tent.
There was a time when she saw signs everywhere; there was a time she believed in them.
Before Scully gets close, the tent flap opens and the woman peers out. “Come on in,” she says, all drawl, her voice smooth as honey.
The woman even looks like Melissa. Auburn hair in loose curls, long eyelashes.
Scully suddenly regrets everything. “I was just—”
“I know,” the woman says. “Psychic, remember?”
“I don’t believe in that.”
The woman stares at her evenly. “You did once.”
“You don’t know what I believe.”
The woman closes her eyes, and Scully has to fight the urge to turn her back and walk away. This faux-mystic shit. She can’t stand it. “I remind you of someone,” the woman says, her voice low, melodic.
Scully snorts. “Good guess. Everyone reminds everyone of someone.” Now that most of the referents are dead.
“Your sister,” she continues, like Scully hadn’t spoken at all. “A mistake. It was a mistake.” When her eyes open again they are bright, curious. “She died for you.”
“I’m not interested,” she says flatly, though her presence here marks her a liar. “In any of this.”
“The cards have something to tell you,” the woman says, sing-song. “If you’ll listen. Dana.”
Scully stiffens. She almost checks for a name badge on her shirt, remembering all the over-familiar patients who’d addressed her by her first name when she was practicing, but of course she’s not wearing one.
Pulling a deck of cards out from her pocket, the psychic says, “What can it hurt?”
Melissa said that to her once. Years and years ago, maybe in high school. They’d been at a carnival and Missy got her palm read. “She’s good,” she’d said, her eyes even dreamier than usual. “Come on, Dana. What can it hurt?”
Back then, Scully said no. There was no science in it, none at all. She was better than that, even at fourteen; there was nothing a palm reader could tell her that she couldn’t figure out for herself.
What can it hurt? she hears again, even though the woman’s lips don’t move at all. Scully saw her father’s ghost, once. There’s something twisted about paying more heed to her sister’s ghost than she ever had to the woman herself, but Scully brushes past it and follows the psychic into her tent.
“I’m Crystal,” the woman says, and Scully has absolutely no power over the derisive snort that escapes her. Of course she’s named Crystal. The woman hands over the deck. “Shuffle,” she says, and Scully does: expertly, precisely. She has never done anything halfway. “Think of your question. You don’t have to tell me. Stop when you’re ready.”
Crystal takes the cards back and cuts the deck. She peels three cards off the top of the deck and places them on the ground between them.
One by one, the woman turns the cards over. She looks at them for a long minute, her brow knit in concentration, lips moving just slightly. Whatever she’s saying, it’s not meant for Scully.
Looking down at the cards, Scully feels the hairs on her arms rise all at once, a tingle at the base of her skull. All of this is bullshit, she reminds herself.
The first card draws her attention. A man suspended from a gallows, his arms crossed. Against her better judgement she shudders.
The woman taps Scully on the knee, waiting until their eyes meet to speak. “It’s not as bad as it looks. The Hanged Man means – sacrifice. Giving of yourself to others. In this position, it’s your starting place. You’ve dedicated yourself to a higher cause, without expectation of anything in return.”
Her fingers trail along the blanket to the next card. “And here – the Page of Swords. A message, traveling swiftly. You’ll get the news you’re waiting for, soon enough.” She glances up again like she’s expecting a response, but Scully stays silent. The candle drips wax onto the third card, and the woman brushes it away.
“This last one is the Seven of Wands,” she says, her lips twisting. “There’s strife in your future, and you’ll have to stand your ground, whatever comes. It’s a defensive card – see, how he’s fending them off – but it’s a strong one.” She hesitates, running her finger along the edge of the card while she thinks. “Things are in motion. You have more control than you think you do.”
Scully licks her lips, her mouth suddenly dry. “Pull one more,” she says, and the woman’s eyes flash up to her for just a second before she complies.
Crystal turns the card over and nods, pursing her lips. “The Knight of Swords.”
For a long moment she’s silent, until Scully gives in. “Yes?”
“This card can represent a situation, but yours is a person, I think. A truth-seeker. Strong, but reckless. He’s interesting, with the Page. They could represent the same person, or two different people – a child and a champion, or the messenger and the message.” She looks down at the cards again, laid side by side, and nods. “Either way. News is coming.”
She won’t even let herself think it, so it’s not a conscious decision to say the words out loud. “Is it the news I want?”
The woman shakes her head. “That’s not something I can see. Everything is in your hands. All the cards can do is give you a warning, if you’re willing to listen. Are you?”
No, she thinks. And yes.
Scully stands up and ducks out of the tent. She hadn’t realized how hot it was inside; the night air is so cool on her skin that it feels like rain.
“Dana.” When Scully turns around, the psychic is crouched in the doorway, looking up at the stars. She says, “Don’t give up.”
“When John dreamed it was of the desert, miles of it, gently curving. It felt like the soft-strong curve of a woman’s body, the curl from her hip to her waist and up her back. It made him feel safe. He walked across the sand, and loved it; the burning annihilation that was the sun was present but very far away. When he finally woke he didn’t feel tired or frightened.” (Thursdayplaid, Bantam Wars)
In case you’re wondering: Yes, the boy is baby!John Watson, the man is John Watson. This is (another) beautiful scene in @thursdayplaid ’s Wee Doctor series that just itches to get out of my head onto the paper. Every time I reread this incredible fic, there are new scenes I want to paint and sketch so this probably won’t be the last :)))
Either way, if you’re up for a non-slash AU BBC Sherlock fic, open to new characters, eager for adventures and friendships and family love, this incredible fic is for you.
All Robert cared about was that Aaron still loved him & that Aaron still forgave him. That was literally it. If that doesn’t tell you how much he loves, and needs Aaron Dingle I don’t know what will. The only thing that matters to Robert Sugden right now is that Aaron Dingle doesn’t leave him.
Ah, yay, I'm happy your requests are open! I love your writing so much, you're very talented! How would the RFA (+Saeran, if you don't mind, he's a cutie) react to MC being super into musical theater? Like, all of her music is Broadway and musical soundtracks, she sings show tunes all the time, follows theater groups and performers on social media, get super excited about news and merch, knows choreography of scenes by heart. Thank you! Hope you have a nice day!
wowie wow, thank you so much anon! /( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ I’m glad you like what I write❤ and I hope you like this, too!
especially because i lO VE MUSICALS HAHAH YE SSS
throwing v in too hehe. also im gonna focus on one musical for each of them, but mc is theater trash dw these are just the ones that popped in my head;;
zen [in the heights]
ok so remember that time when he asks if mc’s into musicals and you say yes and jaehee says she’s never seen you talk about them?
well zen found out just how much mc likes them when she comes over to visit
he’s cooking dinner in his cast and mc decides to put on some tunes
zen is honestly so curious about her taste in music so he asks to just put all her songs on shuffle
guess what comes first.
B L ACK OUT BLACK OUT
zen is so surprised and mc isn’t even phased she just breaks into character
he joins in while as Kevin and Benny and Vanessa while she’s doing Sonny’s part
both of them: “AND I CAN’T FIND USNAVI”
the kitchen turns into a stage and suddenly they’re moving everywhere
yes they do the Benny and Nina kiss at the end yes they do ‘Sunrise’ right after
but even more musicals pop up on mc’s shuffle and dinner turns into a production
zen is so happy mc is theater trash, and that she’s his fan too! a few of his soundtracks are there!!
they speak to each other in musical references, the rfa is sick of them
what a dork couple
yoosung [fun home]
it’s cleaning day! mc, put on some tunes!
‘welcome to our house on maple avenue’ starts
she starts there cause it’s a very in the mood cleaning song
and at first all yoosung could do was just watch her
like wowie wow his gf can sing!!!
totally gets interested in the story and such, especially when he hears the kids singing
so they stop cleaning and she tells him the story of the musical while they listen
he’s all ‘!!!’ and is so into it
when he looks through mc’s music, it’s literally all musicals and so is her lockscreen and such
now she got him into it
they like to sing ‘come to the fun home’ together the rfa is slightly concerned tbh
both of them cry over musicals too its a mess
you should’ve seen him on his first listen to ‘edges of the world’
and both of them cry at ‘days and days’ so do i
yoosung has a good voice too, it’s so cute
yooooo jaehee is all about this
their music taste is literally identical
but mc has to introduce her to Rent
jaehee is so focused on the screen and the characters
she falls in love with it!!
imagine jaehee singing ‘over the moon’ god bless
they sing ‘tango: maureen’ together it’s amazing
zen is lowkey their biggest fan
when the three of them are together, it’s non-stop ;)))
there has to be a designated space in their apartment to dance
and there are numbers they always have to dance to no matter what
guess who shares merch?? they do
they get matching coffee mugs and shirts and even socks
sometimes they serenade each other too!!!
jumin [les mis]
mc drags him to the movie first
and at the end of it, he’s very interested
the asks driver kim to play the soundtrack in the car
literally swoons when mc sings ‘on my own’
he likes to sing ‘empty chairs at empty tables’
they’re both a mess when they watch it tbh
now mc can get him into even more musicals
and he’s into it!
also he buys her a ton of merch
anything she wants, he’ll get it
one more thing!
one day, a birthday probably, he surprises her with plane tickets
“where are we going, honey?” “america”
thEY’RE GOING TO BROADWAY FOLKS wow juju take me with you
mc is so happy, super duper happy, and so is jumin!
he’s almost as excited as she is tbh
707 / luciel / saeyoung [merrily we roll along]
it was her latest obsession and she wanted to show saeyoung
and he listened, because he likes musicals
but he really likes this one, wow
it goes backwards?!!? woaah
his favorite is ‘now you know’, ‘opening doors’ is a close second
they both of them cried at ‘not a day goes by(reprise)’ so did I
part of him identifies with Frank, to be honest
without, all the cheating and stuff
when ‘that frank’ comes on, the bunker turns into a stage
it’s amazing, really
let’s also get one thing straight here
saeyoung is the Bootleg King
he’s only partially ashamed of it
he and mc can watch broadway from the comfort of home, if they wanted
mc thinks its cheating
he thinks that they’re on korea and Not America, so it’s fair
v [phantom of the opera]
v loves this one
mc is so happy about that tbh
it takes a while for him to learn the routines, but they love dancing to it more than singing
he also loves all the emotion!
when he gives it a listen for the first time, he does little gasps every now and then, it’s adorable
but yes, they are more of a dancing couple
also, V is all about the aesthetic of this
takes pictures of mc and him sometimes in her favorite musicals’ styles
i know i said they don’t really sing it, but when they do
V has an amazing voice
mc could just listen to him tbh
he sings so good
she persuaded him to cover a few songs
everyone is amazed
mc is proud
they do duets too! those make v even happier
his favorite song here is actually ‘seventeen’
ya’ll thought it was ‘freeze your brain’ but listen
he loves ‘seventeen’
he imagines doing everything veronica says with mc
mc did persuade him to sing ‘freeze your brain’, though
and it was, amazing
‘damaged’ really hurt, they both cried there
criticizes it, though. “veronica should have known jd was trouble, come on. at least at ‘our love is god’’
mc made him and saeyoung sing ‘candy store’ with her
saeran only agreed if saeyoung was heather duke
he would be chandler
and mc was mcnamara
they got it on video
it was, amazing
one time he sang the line ‘i worship you, i’d trade my life for yours’ before they fell asleep
“That’s right. You’re insignificant. But though you were nothing but, a half-assed would-be suicide, you’ve harbored the intent to kill me, letting it fester for over a year… And in just half a day after you saw the news, you smoked out my location, and came here! That’s right, you came here! Yes, you came here! Could anything be more amazing than that? You’ve turned on expectations over their head. Thanks to you… Thanks to you, now I remember! Now I remember how I started! Oh, that’s right… Yes, that’s right… Ever since I came into contact with something beyond human, I might have been underestimating humanity. But look! Behold, Izaya! Do you see now Izaya? Just how magnificent humans are?”I don’t really understand, but there’s one thing I can say, you’re the lowest kind of human.“That’s fine by me! No matter how much you hate me, I still desperately, almost insanely, more than anything, more than anything, more than anything, love you!”
[2/7] Episodes: How to Stop an Exploding Man
“Your whole life you talked about your favorite stories… Star Wars, Star Trek, Superman, Kensei… All the heroes you wanted to be. One day, people will tell the story of Hiro Nakamura.”