you should be used to it after 7 seasons

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halfadams: Dear Pretty Little Liars, Let’s be honest, we’ve had a complicated and pretty long relationship. I’ve known you almost as long as I’ve known @sleepinthegardn (I got the pleasure a few months earlier than you). In that time we’ve definitely had some laughs. you’ve afforded us opportunities I could never have imagined, introduced me to some of the finest cast and crew I’ve ever met and you let me play darts with @ianmharding for an episode while discussing the nuances of the word “statutory”. All good memories. But sometimes we didn’t see eye to eye. Like the countless mornings that @sleepinthegardn had to slink away before sunrise or the painful Sunday nights when she’d have to board a plane and cross the 2516 miles back to your loving arms. We’ve had to share her for so long and the arrangement has been pretty painful because, let’s face it, who would ever want to let her go? 

But here we are. The last day. She’s still yours for 13 more hours (maybe more…probably more) and she’s still 2516 miles away from me but today…today I’m not angry. Today I’m not jealous. Today I’m pretty grateful. Because in the last 8 years I’ve watched Troian live and learn and grow more than most people get the chance to in a lifetime. You’ve challenged her, pushed her, asked more of her than she even knew she had and then gave us the gift of being able to celebrate her. So after a lot of years of swearing at you under my breath I realize now I should be thanking you. Thanking and congratulating you. Because after 7 seasons, 160 episodes and a number of tweets that mathematicians have yet to discover a number to express - you are breathing the rarest of air. You’ve been a best friend and shared experience for millions of young people (and more than a few older ones) and entertained and inspired and terrified a generation with every buried body and surprise text message. @imarleneking you built something that changed countless lives, employed hundreds and will live on long after we’re all gone. You win. Everything. 

So #PLL I wish you well and I’m sorry for any disagreements - we both meant well. But now I’m gonna take Troian’s hand back and follow wherever it leads.

Well Folks here is the Link should you want to cast your vote on when this Show should END! (On Link’ You can scroll down & vote) http://tvline.com/2017/04/28/scandal-ending-season-7-commentary-series-finale/

At the risk of sounding like a romance novel come to life, there were countless moments throughout the series’ first few seasons that left me breathless. Fitz getting shot in Season 2? Breathless. Queen Sally Langston bludgeoning her husband to death in Season 3? Breathless. Olivia getting “kidnapped” in Season 4? Breath… look, I think you know where this is going!

But after more than 100 episodes, this once-great drama is simply spinning its wheels, serving us the same old flavors with only slightly different toppings. (Like, you can call them “jimmies,” but we all know they’re sprinkles.)

Seriously, how many more mysterious organizations (à la B613) must OPA overcome? How much longer will it take for Olivia and Fitz, still one of television’s more problematic pairings, to finally settle on a definition of their relationship? And how many near-death experiences can Rowan have before he just. finally. dies?

So here’s my point: As a fan of this show, I need its upcoming seventh season to be its last. If I’m being real — and I think this is a #safespace to do so — I actually believe that, had the show not already been renewed, the current sixth season would mark the perfect end. Not only are Olivia & Co. presently battling the toughest enemy they’ve ever faced, but wouldn’t it be poetic for the series to conclude just as it began, with Olivia getting the next president into the Oval Office — this time (mostly) on merit?

Unlike Grey’s Anatomy — which functions like grown-up Degrassi, with a revolving door of characters in a stable setting, allowing it to continue forever — Scandal has a considerably shorter shelf life. Series creator Shonda Rhimes has said as much, calling it a “different kind of show” during a 2013 interview with NPR.

“I feel like there is a finite amount of Scandal to be told,” she said. “So I know what the end of Scandal will be, and I feel really good about that. And I can see where the end point is. And I don’t think I’m going to change that. … I know how long I think it will be. But we’ll see.”

In a subsequent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Rhimes spoke in numbers, saying that, “the Fitz-Liv thing can only be told so long and in such a way. It’s not a 10-season or eight-season show.”

I’m no math whiz — just ask any number of traumatized teachers from my schoolboy days — but given Rhimes’ own words, it sounds like the end is nigh. And at this point, that’s something we should all be able to handle.

korracrat  asked:

omg I love alexis as well. I fall for any queen that has a history in theatre. I watch an episode and when she does something that is slightly cringy im just like no i want the world to love you as much as i do stop! its kinda the same thing i had going on season 7 with violet and miss fame. sadly peopleseem to see alexis as an easy target after the roast and seem to just latch onto that and use it to justify their hate

exaaaactly! i mean, she obviously said those and she should be held accountable for the things she says but i think people need to take it down to a two? she didn’t deserve to go home last week or the week before….or the week before? so to discredit her placement in the competition is unfair and petty. 

“halfadams: Dear Pretty Little Liars, Let’s be honest, we’ve had a complicated and pretty long relationship. I’ve known you almost as long as I’ve known @sleepinthegardn (I got the pleasure a few months earlier than you). In that time we’ve definitely had some laughs. you’ve afforded us opportunities I could never have imagined, introduced me to some of the finest cast and crew I’ve ever met and you let me play darts with @ianmharding for an episode while discussing the nuances of the word “statutory”. All good memories. But sometimes we didn’t see eye to eye. Like the countless mornings that @sleepinthegardn had to slink away before sunrise or the painful Sunday nights when she’d have to board a plane and cross the 2516 miles back to your loving arms. We’ve had to share her for so long and the arrangement has been pretty painful because, let’s face it, who would ever want to let her go

But here we are. The last day. She’s still yours for 13 more hours (maybe more…probably more) and she’s still 2516 miles away from me but today…today I’m not angry. Today I’m not jealous. Today I’m pretty grateful. Because in the last 8 years I’ve watched Troian live and learn and grow more than most people get the chance to in a lifetime. You’ve challenged her, pushed her, asked more of her than she even knew she had and then gave us the gift of being able to celebrate her. 

So after a lot of years of swearing at you under my breath I realize now I should be thanking you. Thanking and congratulating you. Because after 7 seasons, 160 episodes and a number of tweets that mathematicians have yet to discover a number to express - you are breathing the rarest of air. You’ve been a best friend and shared experience for millions of young people (and more than a few older ones) and entertained and inspired and terrified a generation with every buried body and surprise text message. @imarleneking you built something that changed countless lives, employed hundreds and will live on long after we’re all gone. You win. Everything.

So #PLL I wish you well and I’m sorry for any disagreements - we both meant well. But now I’m gonna take Troian’s hand back and follow wherever it leads. pjA”

Planning a fall garden?  21 Things to Plant in the Fall Garden

Fall is great for planting because the air is cool but the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth. For short-term gain, you can plant several cool season vegetables that you can harvest before the hard frost claims them.

Some of them can be harvested well into winter if you provide enough protection with heavy mulching. Don’t forget the bulbs and perennials give you a burst of color with pretty flowers and beautiful foliage in spring.

You can even put in some early flowering plants to keep the winter blues at bay. Many herbs that hate the heat will thank you with a long season of flavor if you plant them in early fall.

The expected date of the first killing frost in your area is the yardstick to go by when you plant the vegetable garden in the fall. Check the vegetable crop labels; late maturing crops need 90 days, so they should be planted three months before the expected first frost date.

Unless you have a late November or early December mandate with the killer frost, they should be in the ground by mid-August. But mid-season and early maturing varieties take just 45-65 days to mature, so you can plant them much later. You can even have two or three crops of some salad greens and quick-maturing radishes back to back.

Here’s a wide selection plants, some edible, some just beautiful to consider for fall planting.

1. Broccoli

Broccoli needs to be planted as soon as the summer heat gives way to the cool breezes of the fall season. To make the best of your broccoli crop, plant the seedlings 10-12 weeks before the expected first frost date. This plant needs regular watering and feeding with nitrogen fertilizer. Keep the bases covered in mulch to prevent them from drying out. Harvest the main head when it is tight and green, usually within 70 days of planting. Plant seedlings 2 feet apart if you intend to harvest the side shoots.

2. Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts are best grown in fall as it gives a better-tasting crop when it is grown in the cool season. The little sprouts take 90 days to form, and they don’t do as well in the summer heat, so if you have a short spring, keep this vegetable for the fall garden.

When planted early in the fall, you can start harvesting the sprouts towards the end of the season because the crop takes nearly three months to mature. The first few touches of frost bring out better flavor. These plants can withstand the rigors of winter quite well, and can even stand light snow, so you can enjoy them even after harsh weather begins.

Plant seedlings started indoors in raised beds, leaving 2 feet between them. Add long-acting organic fertilizers to the bed before planting. Water well and mulch around the plants to keep the temperature steady and to suppress weeds.

3. Carrots

Carrots are a must in every fall garden. Their feathery foliage looks just as good in the flower beds, so you can plant them even if you don’t have a vegetable patch. Plant carrot seeds 5 inches apart in well-prepared garden beds once the cool season starts. Loose, sandy soil without stones is best for carrots. Soil preparation is important because the tap root has to grow deep into the soil without any hindrance. Do not add fresh manure to the soil as it may cause forking.

Start harvesting the carrots as soon as the roots are filled out, but a little frost will actually sweeten them. So leave them in the ground under a thick layer of mulch after the first frost, and stagger the harvest all through winter. If you expect snow in your area, you can cover the mulched rows with a plastic sheet and flag them to make the harvest easier.

4. Radishes

Radishes are so quick growing that you can have three crops back to back if you have a window of 90 days to the first frost in your area. Or, you can stagger the plantings every two weeks so that you will have a continuous supply all through the season. Plant a variety of radishes, including some late-maturing winter varieties that give larger and sweeter roots. The last planting should be 6 weeks before the expected frost date.

Radishes need well-drained, rich soil, but deep soil preparation or additional feeding is not necessary, making them one of the easiest vegetable crops. But check them out frequently to harvest them in their prime.

5. Swiss chard

Swiss is another delightful vegetable that transcends the divide between your flower garden and your vegetable patch. The crinkled leaves on rainbow colored stalks look good anywhere you plant them. They mature in as little as 40 days, so you can probably have more than one crop before winter sets in.

Plant the seeds in rows in rich, well-drained soil, leaving a foot between rows. Water the beds regularly to keep them evenly moist. As the plants grow and spread out, you can thin them out and use the baby leaves in salads.

6. Spinach

Spinach is a cool-season garden staple as it prefers chilly air and warm soil. You can have more than one crop of spinach between fall and winter as they need only 45 days to mature. They can go well into winter without much protection.

Spinach prefers rich soil with plenty of moisture to help it grow vigorously and fast. Sow seeds in well-prepared soil and thin them out. Do not throw the baby spinach plants away, though. Use them whole in salads. Transplant the seedlings well apart to allow good air circulation. You can harvest the entire plant after 45 days or keep plucking tender leaves all through the season.

7. Kale

Considered a superfood, kale deserves a place in the fall garden. It is a mid-season plant that requires around two months to mature, so kale should be ideally planted 60 days prior to the first frost. But if you are harvesting just the tender leaves, you can plant it much later and still have plenty for your use. In fact, it is better to plant it late than early since it cannot stand the summer heat.

Sow the seeds ½” deep and then thin them out to stand one foot apart or plant seedlings in prepared beds. Once established, it can withstand the cold up to 20 F, so if you have mild winters, you can continue to enjoy this vegetable throughout the season.

8. Kohlrabi

This peculiar-looking vegetable deserves a place in every garden for its versatility. The turnip-like portion is its swollen stem and stays on top of the soil, so there’s no digging involved when you harvest them. You can just peel off the tough skin and eat the crispy flesh raw in salads or eat it sautéed, steamed or fried. Add grated kohlrabi to soups and dips.

Plant the seeds in rich, well-drained soil, spacing them a foot apart. You can harvest the vegetable in 6-8 weeks. Its leaves are also edible, so you have a regular supply of greens throughout the season.

9. Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a tricky cool-season vegetable to grow because it needs steady temperature and moisture. It takes nearly three months to mature, so it’s a long wait to harvest too. Nevertheless, it is rewarding to watch the flower heads forming in bits and pieces, eventually getting filled up to form tightly packed clusters.

Plant seedlings in rich, organic soil when the temperature has come down to the 60s during the day. Soil should be kept evenly watered with a pH around 6.5. Leave two feet between plants and cover the bed with mulch. Tie the top leaves together over the flower heads so that they remain white. Harvest them when the temperature dips too low.

10. Lettuce

This is one leaf crop to keep planting and harvesting in batches all through fall and well into winter. You can start the first batch once the summer heat lets up. Mulching the bed before planting will help lower the soil temperature further, so does planting the first few batches in the shade.

Lettuces of all types love rich, organic soil high in nitrogen. Sow seeds in well-draining beds and keeps the soil evenly moist. Provide additional feeding every three weeks. Lettuce plants need lots of nitrogen for vigorous leaf growth.

Thin out the plants as they grow and keep harvesting the lower leaves of loose-headed lettuces. Firm-headed plants should be harvested before the leaves develop bitterness.

11. Chives

Most herbs do well when planted in fall and enjoy relief from the hot summer sun. Chives belong in the fall garden because their grass-like leaves and purple-pink flowers are an asset to both flowerbeds and vegetable gardens. When planted among vegetables and flowering plants, they help keep insect pests away.

Sow the seeds indoors and transplant the seedlings in fall. Plant them in rich, moist soil, but ensure good drainage. Very little aftercare is needed once the plants start growing into clumps. Start nipping off the leaves 4-6 weeks after planting. Add the flower buds to salads or float them in soups, but don’t leave them to set seeds unless you want chives growing all over the place in the next season.

12. Cool season lawn grass

Fall is the best time to plant cool-season turf grasses like ryegrass, fescue, and bluegrass. You can either start a new turf from scratch or repair your existing lawns by re-seeding bald areas after preparing the soil. The warm soil helps the roots spread while the tips remain dormant. This results in healthy, deep-rooted lawns.

In southern lawns with warm-season grasses, you can overseed with winter ryegrass to keep the lawn looking good through the cool season.

13. Irises

You can plant irises as early as late summer, but fall is the best time because the cool weather and occasional rains help the plants establish themselves better. This is then followed by a long winter rest so that they can come out with vigor and vitality in spring. Fall planted irises usually come to flower in the first summer, but those planted in spring may take 2-3 years.

Irises need fertile soil that is tilled one foot deep, but their rhizomes should not be planted too deep in the soil. They should be partially exposed while the roots should be covered by a few inches of soil. Water the plant regularly all through the season to help it get established. Add mulch for winter protection. If you have an established stand, fall is the best time to divide it and transplant.

14. Hostas

Add new varieties of hostas to your shade garden or divide the ones you already have. For best results, they should be planted after the heat of summer makes way for the cool season. Since these plants are perennials that live for many years, it is essential that you choose their location wisely. Although hostas are shade-loving plants, the variegated varieties need more sun than the dark green varieties.

The ground should be well prepared, and good drainage should be ensured. Each plant needs a large space as it increases in diameter every year. Start with a hole one foot deep and as wide as the plant. Line it lightly with rich, organic soil and place the plant, covering the roots with more soil. Tamp it down firmly and keep the soil slightly moist until the plant is established.

15. Peonies

This “fattest and most scrumptious of all flowers” is a delightful addition to any garden. Not just because they faithfully come back with beautiful blooms every spring and look good the rest of the year, but they can be the legacy you leave behind in your garden for future generations to enjoy. Once you plant a peony, it likes to stay put, so choose the location carefully and prepare the soil diligently.

Fall is the best time to plant peonies as spring-planted specimens just don’t do well. Prepare a large hole, 2 feet deep and 2 feet wide, if you can. Amend the soil with compost and bone meal; you will not be fertilizing the plant frequently. Plant the tubers with their eyes just below an inch or two of soil. Water regularly so that the plant gets established before the first frost. In winter, mulch lightly with pine needles, but take care not to smother the plant.

16. Roses

Fall planting of roses help them have a good root system. It will make them capable of withstanding the ravages of nature. If you are planning to make a hedge of knockout roses or have a few accents of drift roses in your garden, put them in the ground once the fall chill sets in.

Roses need a sunny location. Make sure they get at least 8 hours of sun. They prefer slightly acidic soil that has a pH between 6 and 6.5. Check your soil pH and do the necessary amendments before planting. Bed preparation is particularly important for roses. Plant roses with plenty of space in between leaving 3 feet between the smaller varieties about 5 feet between the larger ones. For best results be sure to water often and fertilize when the active top growth starts.

17. Pansies

Pansies with their monkey faces bring cheer to any winter landscape. They love the sun, but wilt easily in the heat, so the cool air and warm soil of the fall season is the ideal combination for these plants. When you plant them in fall, they have two long seasons to display their flowers. Plant them in well-cultivated, rich soil to help them establish a good root system.

With deadheading and regular feeding, you can keep them going into spring and beyond. Although pansies are treated as annuals, they are really perennial plants, but they tend get leggy after the first year.

18. Tulips

There is a myriad of shapes, forms, and colors of tulips to choose from. They are so versatile that they look equally good in neat rows and geometrical beds and also in informal plantings. So get your bulb selections and plan your tulip beds early. Put bulbs into the ground at least 6-8 weeks before the expected first frost date.

Tulips like well-draining sandy soil either neutral or slightly on the acidic side. Plant the bulbs 4-6 inches apart and 8 inches deep in raised beds to help with drainage. Water deeply once after planting, but keep the beds on the drier side afterward, if you can help it. The bulbs have everything they need for the first season’s flowers, so you don’t need to fertilize the beds unless you want to turn the plants into perennials.

19. Daffodils

These sunny flowers appearing in late winter or early spring are a welcome sight in any garden.. They are easy care for and will grow and bloom almost anywhere in the country and can be naturalized in many areas. Select a sunny location for these plants, but they can manage in semi-shade too. They are best planted in informal arrangements. One way to do it is throw the bulbs over your shoulder and then plant them where they land.

Plant daffodils as late as two weeks before the first frost, but it doesn’t hurt to finish the chore a bit earlier, especially if you want to plant a large area. Plant bulbs 3-5 inches deep and cover them with a layer of mulch. Daffodils don’t need much care after planting but fertilize after flowering if you intend to grow them as perennials.

20. Ornamental onions

Ornamental onions add color and vertical interest to summer gardens with their large, globular flower heads held high on tall stalks. These undemanding plants are not as popular in gardens as they should be, so you might have to order your bulbs well in advance.

A sunny location and well-draining soil are all they need. They may give off an unpleasant onion smell if you rub against them, but if planted at the back of your flowerbeds, you can probably leave them alone to grow and multiply for years to come. They are excellent for xeriscapes and deer and rodent-resistant gardens.

21. Strawberries

One reason to plant strawberries in the fall is that they will give you better yield in the very first season. You don’t have to skip a year as in the case of spring-planted strawberries. You also don’t have to worry about the summer sun beating down on the newly established plants.

Strawberry plants need slightly acidic soil that fall in the range of pH 6 to 6.8. The soil should be well-draining and rich, and  have plenty of organic matter. To avoid weeds crowding out these ground-hugging plants and to keep the fruit from resting on the ground,  cover the beds with straw mulch. Plastic mulch is another alternative, but if you’re using it, plant the strawberries in slits cut into the plastic sheet.

Don’t forget about trees and bushes come fall.It is an ideal time to plant deciduous, evergreen and most fruit as well.

A little toil in the fall garden can give you bountiful harvest in the following seasons. It is easier to work the ground in fall than in early spring and less taxing than it is in summer because of the cool air. Pests and diseases are comparatively less too, as long as you maintain good drainage and air circulation.

My 18 favorite things/moments/scenes

1. “Special appereances by Amanda Righetti - Owain Yeoman”

2. Jane calling Lisbon by her first name

3. When Abbott tells Lisbon he doen’t think the kidnapper has the intention of killing Jane. Lisbon says “I hope you’re right" 

By the way she looked at him, and her tone, that sounded like a threat to me

4. Lisbon worried to dead when Jane was kidnapped

5. Lisbon: "Don’t you ever do that to me again EVER”

6. Lisbon: you’re not wearing your wedding ring

    Jane: I’m not married

7. Jane proposing, and looking for a ring and everything 

“I want you to be my wife”

8. one, two, three…. like eight kisses, right?

9. Cho: “I’m asking you to stay, Wylie”

10. Lisbon to Cho: “I had no idea you were such a fashion expert”

God bless you , Cho

11. Rigsby: “So… you and Jane, huh? We always knew”

12. We finally find out Jane’s birthday is september 16, 1974

13. The way Abbott and Cho looked at Tork when he suggested jisbon wedding should be postponed

14. Abbott saying goodbye to Jane: “It has been very good working with you, Patrick”

15. Jane: “Let’s do this” (get married)

16. Wylie dancing

17. (after the wedding)

Lisbon: I’m so happy

Jane: Me too… ME TOO

And we were all like:

18. Lisbon: “There’s something I need to tell you”

I almost died. Literally. Thank you so much, Simon, for writing this scene for us

halfadams    Dear Pretty Little Liars,

Let’s be honest, we’ve had a complicated and pretty long relationship. I’ve known you almost as long as I’ve known @sleepinthegardn (I got the pleasure a few months earlier than you). In that time we’ve definitely had some laughs. you’ve afforded us opportunities I could never have imagined, introduced me to some of the finest cast and crew I’ve ever met and you let me play darts with @ianmharding for an episode while discussing the nuances of the word “statutory”. All good memories. But sometimes we didn’t see eye to eye. Like the countless mornings that @sleepinthegardn had to slink away before sunrise or the painful Sunday nights when she’d have to board a plane and cross the 2516 miles back to your loving arms. We’ve had to share her for so long and the arrangement has been pretty painful because, let’s face it, who would ever want to let her go?

But here we are. The last day. She’s still yours for 13 more hours (maybe more…probably more) and she’s still 2516 miles away from me but today…today I’m not angry. Today I’m not jealous. Today I’m pretty grateful. Because in the last 8 years I’ve watched Troian live and learn and grow more than most people get the chance to in a lifetime. You’ve challenged her, pushed her, asked more of her than she even knew she had and then gave us the gift of being able to celebrate her.
So after a lot of years of swearing at you under my breath I realize now I should be thanking you. Thanking and congratulating you. Because after 7 seasons, 160 episodes and a number of tweets that mathematicians have yet to discover a number to express - you are breathing the rarest of air. You’ve been a best friend and shared experience for millions of young people (and more than a few older ones) and entertained and inspired and terrified a generation with every buried body and surprise text message. @imarleneking you built something that changed countless lives, employed hundreds and will live on long after we’re all gone. You win. Everything.

So #PLL I wish you well and I’m sorry for any disagreements - we both meant well. But now I’m gonna take Troian’s hand back and follow wherever it leads.
pjA  [x]

anonymous asked:

If by some miracle Rumbelle are reunited by the end of s6 without the rug being ripped out from under us in the last 2 seconds (again), is it worth reminding A&E of the answer they gave at Once Upon A time Palefest 2013: Q: When will Rumple and Belle get some uninterrupted happiness? Eddy: Season 7. I think we all know the answer, but if they think CS deserve some happiness after 1 bad season, I think Rumbelle have more than earned it after 6 years. Just give us 1 good year- & many more to come!

I like you, Anon. 

For some reason, I don’t think we’re going to get the rug yanked out this time. We have the angst up front this season–that’s never happened before. Even though there is strife and yes, all of this arguing should have happened in 4B instead of making the fans wait two years for the fighting and reconciliation, at last there is openness. Guys, there are NO SECRETS and I think that’s something worth celebrating.

And yes, all the happy endings for our precious babies.

Originally posted by rowofstars

You know what would be cool?

If at the end of season 6, we could go ahead and find out who Uber A is (the assumed season 7 antagonist).

Obviously the girls wouldn’t find out, but they should show the audience. Then we could see part of season 7 through Uber A’s eyes. Not only would it give us a fresh outlook on the show after 6 seasons, but it would also leave us loyal fans a lot less aggravated every week haha. But of course that’s probably never going to happen…

Enough With The Negativity

I’m sick of the same people in the fandom always being negative over nothing. Every week some of ya’ll find something to bitch about. I swear some of you make shit up, post it in the Bamon tag to stir up drama. Now there’s this new rumor that Elena will be in a coma and Bonnie will die. Umm unless you mean there’s a chance Bonnie will die and turn into a vampire you should stop. Kat Graham is returning for Season 7, we know this. Nina is not retuning, so no I don’t think Bonnie will die to save Elena’s life. I do think Elsa will skip town with Tyler in the finale, after saying tearful goodbyes to everyone. And if it not this random shit we have Bamon fans swearing Bonkai will be canon, or the Bonkai and Bamon fans swearing Matt and Bonnie will be together in the end, it like you all make up shit on your own and don’t even use any logic or pay attention to the writing of the show.

Now I’m seeing that Caroline Dries said Candice Accola will replace Nina as the female lead.

When did Dries say this? Oh wait it wasn’t her it was Andy Swift, the Caroline fanboy who is praying his fave will take the lead spot. Meanwhile I’m like it will either just be Ian and Paul together, or they’ll have 4 main leads like The Originals. And to be honest I don’t listen to anything Caroline Dries says, I rather listen and believe Julie Plec these days.

The finale is coming up in three weeks I don’t know why you guys can’t just relax and enjoy the last few episodes in peace, instead of every day coming in the Bonnie Bennett and Bamon tags posting things so that the entire fandom can be cynical, no one wants to see that shit. If you can’t deal with watching the next few episodes then don’t, come back when it season 7 starts and stay out of the tags with your bs.

But wait… Simon expected a different ending on the season finale? That’s interesting and makes me even more curious about the two hours episode! I mean he already said that he didn’t want Lisbon and Jane to have a romantic relationship and for him they were more like brothers and sisters. But that shows me now how he thinks about their “love” scenes and how he’s been affected by his thoughts. Some of us were a little bit disappointed after seeing f.e Lisbon singing and Jane behaving not that romantic, touching or whatever how he should be. Maybe Simon has really, not a problem, but a little fight with himself because he always thought about Jisbon differently?! He has to give his character realness but would probably act and behave not the same way… I thought about the whole season 7. Of course it’s great, amazing and so wonderful that we finally got Jisbon being together and another season concentrating on their realtionship connecting with their work but I think you can sometimes see that they’re just doing this stuff for us and that some things are not likeable for them. Don’t get me wrong but when you letting this thought inside your mind, I think you can see that Simon sometimes doesn’t like what he’s doing..maybe that he has to kiss Robin and so on…maybe he thinks it’s weird? I don’t know how to explain this, really…do you understand what I wanted to say?^^

anonymous asked:

All jokes about Emma being the first person who comes to Regina's mind after the spell aside... I wondered for a moment why we (swen) aren't more concerned for our dear lil Swan. I mean the freaking Evil Queen is coming after her! (1/2)

(2/2) Then I remembered… Emma is literally the only person (besides Henry, probably) who has been able to pull Regina out of EQ mode. Or… So we’ve seen so far. Now, I’m not sure what’s going to happen, but I do think that Emma will be ok.

(I lied about just the two) those were more mild cases, granted, but there’s some hope, and Emma knows how to hold her own. Especially since SB and this modern world is her turf. Not really any room for the EF EQ, I think

(not sure if I explained my thoughts right… Sincerely hope you get what I mean :/)

Yes, yes. You explained it rather well. Though, not sure if I’d quite characterize Emma being the first person who comes to Regina’s mind as a ‘joke’ (it’s more like wishful thinking on all of our behalf/es, even us non-SWENs who still watch this godforsaken show with firm belief that whatever shit they’re writing now to put emphasis on whatever cheap ‘ride’ of the halfseason they’re interested at the moment, and however one chooses to interpret their relationship—Emma and Regina are still its core) but I am personally very thankful for you not only worrying, but just thinking about Emma in all this. You see, I find it rather disappointing that most of the SWEN are Evil Regals who only care about Regina (which conforms with our theory that that was the main reason for all those ‘Hectors Projectors’ shipping her “with happiness” (which, bleurgh—this arsewiping storyline degraded and violated her in ways like no other before ever did) jumped ship so easily?) and care very little for Emma. You know, the hero of this show? And the other half of their ship?

Which probably sounds funny coming from a non-shipper (yes, we do exist, although after all this “love interests! love triangles!” crap writing, ironically I’ve become more open for the option of that one ship that kept writing itself, despite their best intentions) but aren’t we all supposed to be interested in all aspects and facets of our favoured ship’s possible development, as well as wellbeing of both of the characters?

(But then again, hey. What example did people get from the writers, who have efficiently reduced Emma to… well, whatever she’s been reduced to now, being an object of Hooks obsess..pardon, ‘affection’ and a simple “running around wielding gun and making confused faces” plot-victim?)

Anyway, yes. You are right. EQ has no place in SB other than to offer cheap flashbacky kind of thrill of her fabulous self being ‘back’, evil smirk and deliciously sexxay cleavage (or the other way around, whatev) to all those shallow viewers who think that she’s more fun than layered/conflicted/ complex Regina Mills, just as much as Ms. Parrilla keeps amping up that facet of her character in all of her interviews, not only because it’s more fun for her to play with it (tho’, there’s no challenge in playing a cartoony 2D villain, is there?) but because it’s what she believes people want to see. You know, just like everyone on her Twitter ‘wants’ her to be with the TreeStump dude? Which, eyeroll.

And yes again, Emma can hold her own so I’m not worried about that. I’m more concerned (in fact, I’m quite certain about it) that this’ll be another wasted opportunity for their character/dynamics development (kinda like Hood being “the only one” to believe in Regina, after “you are the only one who understands, that is so special” speech Emma gave her, I mean—really? Wtf?) and it won’t explore the amazing thing that yes, it is only Emma that can understand, teach out and pull Regina out of EQ mode. Because, you know. All the subtext from first two seasons was completely unintentional, and after all the scandalous fuss and notorious ‘reputation’ it (as well as people who appreciate it) got, they’re being VERY careful about how Emma and Regina interact now (every 7 eps they get to share a scene these days) and any ‘overt’ undertones can/should be interpreted only as a brotp/sisters/whatev crap because godforbid someone mis/interprets it as anything even remotely romantic.

So, yeah. Hope you’ll pardon our cynicism here. But we are afraid that this is going to be yet another wasted opportunity to give us a profound character interaction, well-earned after four seasons. Because you know, it’s not like they haven’t wasted two of them on ridiculously banal heterosanitization, of both of these once fabulous characters.