dontworryfern asked: do this fandom a favor and write an alternative ending

hermionesmydawg:

I probably would if I could think of one. That episode just really messed my mind up. All I can see are Deeks and Kensi dressed up like raccoons singing “What Does the Raccoon Say?”

I think the raccoon says “stop with the motherfucking metaphors, Kalstein!”

I’m a comp lit person.  I’m good with a metaphor.   I think I understand why Kalstein was all “Ooh, leave them in a better place,” and “you’ll be happy with the outcome” and “picks up where Frozen Lake left off.” 

I got his metaphors.  I just didn’t like his metaphors.   I think I understand where he wants us to believe Deeks and Kensi are right now.  

But I just kept saying “USE YOUR WORDS PEOPLE” for the last three minutes of the episode. 

Anonymous asked: This is more me commenting on 3 hearts then asking if you think I'm crazy. I loved the ep. Not the Metaphors. I loved Deeks & Kensi. I'm full out a DEEKS girl more than a Densi person. But Deeks saw himself in Angelo. Angelo called him on it. Like Deeks said to Kensi, he was baiting him, but he's not wrong. Angelo's Achilles Heel is the blond chick. Deeks' Achilles heel is Kensi. He still believes they're soul mates. It's just Kensi's turn to be patient. Deeks has stuff to work out

hermionesmydawg:

You’re not wrong. Deeks did see himself in Angelo…he saw the side of himself that was willing to compromise his own morals (you might see that line from me again) because the feelings he has for Kensi are so strong that he can’t control them.

I think it’s basically a plot device to make him be the one to back away now, though. He’s known for a long time that Kensi was his Achilles heel. I guess all the talk of mating wildlife scared him away.

Actually, you grabbed a really good point in there. 

"The side of himself that was willing to compromise his own morals."

Guys, he was going to waterboard someone for her.   And not even to get her back, but in anger and vengeance over her presumed death.

His feelings about her made him willing to torture someone.  

Sure, we can say “But look! You stopped!”   I think his point is that he started.

But I also agree that it is basically a plot device.   They’re prolonging the dance, and it is his turn to bow to his partner and do-si-do down the set.

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typingtess:

So, sometimes a knife is just a knife. Unless it is given to someone to protect them. And it is cared for. Then oh my God i’m back on a frozen lake and I just can’t….

How many “A“‘s in KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN again?

I do actually think Hetty’s end of the beginning was right. I just don’t know where…

Same music from “it’s a love story” at the end of “Impact” too. I think it was meant to be seen as a step forward, in the end

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zerotolove:

If in the season finale, it’s revealed that Hetty has been working for HYDRA, that will make more sense to me that whatever the end scene was.

Dude, the crossover potential!

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friendzonked:

don’t sexualise things meant for children like i dont care if you think i’m kink shaming you it’s gross don’t do it

Or if you do it, keep it to yourself or to private groups, rather than shitting all over a kid oriented site.

Same for creep-ass weird RPF. I will kinkshame you all day if you try to force that shit onto the object of your “affection.” Your right to get off absolutely ends when it hits another persons boundaries.

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ellidfics:

The first words he says in the movie are “On your left.”  Could they have been any more obvious?

Perfect.   Perfection.   This sums it up perfectly.

Now I want to see it again.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier: grimdark is lazy, good is hard work and Jewish American superheroes

kerrypolka:

First I know nothing about Marvel comics: all my context I got from the films Thor (delightful) and Avengers Assemble (remember very little except it had good jokes and the final action scene was too long), and reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

I went to…

Another good riff on Film Crit Hulk and the nature of superheroes.

My grandmother was a left wing, non-ironic-flag waver who believed in the possibility of the America that non-antihero Cap is fighting for. It’s still possible, even today, to believe in honor, duty, and doing the right tucking thing.

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prettyarbitrary:

bootsnblossoms replied to your post: reapersun replied to your post “The na…

Doesn’t jibe also mean to poke and prod at someone verbally with the intent of making them feel irritated? E.g. when Maab tells Merlin’s aunt “I’m in no mood for your jibes” in the Hallmark miniseries version of Merlin.

Nope, those are gibes.  Pronounced the same, but an entirely different word.  

I love it when people get all these right and know the difference!

cognitivedissonance:

natalie-ann:

asmilinggoddess:

thefuuuucomics:

cognitivedissonance:

darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.
that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.
I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!
Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.



#gonna need obamacare to afford treatment for that burn jackass

what the fuck is wrong with Americans who aren’t on board with free healthcare. I’m Canadian and I don’t care that I pay extra taxes so a little boy in Alberta can have open heart surgery, or an elderly man in Nova Scotia can get the heart medication he desperately needs. It’s called taking care of your people. I’m glad I pay so that people can have a good quality of life. It’s called being a decent fucking human being.

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I pay taxes for the good of my community, my state, my nation, my world.   I pay taxes because I live in a civilized society in which we pool our resources to care for the young, the weak, the sick, the hungry, the injured, the old.   That is what the fuck “civilization” means.

cognitivedissonance:

natalie-ann:

asmilinggoddess:

thefuuuucomics:

cognitivedissonance:

darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.

that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.

I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!

Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.

what the fuck is wrong with Americans who aren’t on board with free healthcare. I’m Canadian and I don’t care that I pay extra taxes so a little boy in Alberta can have open heart surgery, or an elderly man in Nova Scotia can get the heart medication he desperately needs. It’s called taking care of your people. I’m glad I pay so that people can have a good quality of life. It’s called being a decent fucking human being.

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I pay taxes for the good of my community, my state, my nation, my world. I pay taxes because I live in a civilized society in which we pool our resources to care for the young, the weak, the sick, the hungry, the injured, the old. That is what the fuck “civilization” means.

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That’s one of my least favorite roles that women fill on TV shows — the killjoy who tells the goofy fun guy to knock it off. We consciously tried to avoid that dynamic — we had them like each other, treat each other like peers, seek advice from each other, and (maybe most importantly) we made them both screw up a lot, albeit in different ways. Melissa and Andy make it easy, though, by playing their scenes not like “fun-time Charlie and his mean schoolmarm watchdog” but like two real humans who tease each other. - Michael Schur on Amy’s relationship with Jake

More reasons to like this show.

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"More than anything, I think that the relationship between Cap and Widow is one that becomes a friendship and that is way more interesting than a romantic relationship. We don’t really know yet if she’s really even capable of that. Black Widow has so many trust issues that the last thing on her mind is like, “Man, I wish I had a boyfriend.” Steve Rogers is an attractive guy but I think she’s learning how to be herself —whoever herself is. This friendship is the catalyst that helps her to understand other events with Fury and helps her to understand what she wants because she’s probably never really asked herself that. That’s what we see more of developing; between the two of them is a friendship that allows her to be self-reflective."

Scarlett Johansson’s response to a question about “a hint at a romance” between Natasha & Steve in CA:TWS [X] (via chujo-hime)

(via starrla89)

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While Johansson’s first Marvel appearance in Iron Man 2 may have relied somewhat upon sex appeal, this was quickly nixed in favor of characterizing her as the most cerebral Avenger. Her most important scenes in The Avengers relied upon her intelligence and skills as a spy, to the extent that she even managed to outwit Loki, the God of Lies. At the end of the movie, she’s the one who closes the portal that let all the aliens into New York. Then in Winter Soldier she’s given second billing to Captain America, a meaty role that showcases a wide-ranging skillset that stretches far beyond just “kicking ass.” At no point during any of these movies does she seduce anyone, by the way.

Sadly, there’s very little sign of this character in the most easily accessible reviews of both The Avengers and Winter Soldier. Judging by the Guardian, WSJ, or New Yorker, Black Widow is more like a blow-up doll with a black belt. By their logic, if she’s wearing a tight outfit, then she must be a sexy ass-kicker, meaning that she must be the token female character, and therefore is little more than eye candy.

With that thought process in mind, it must make perfect sense to relegate Black Widow to a single sniggering comment about her catsuit, because obviously Scarlett Johansson is just there for decoration. And if you’ve read in the New York Times that Black Widow is a token female character, then chances are you’ll have internalized that opinion before you even buy a ticket. The feedback loop of misogynist preconceptions continues on, and in the end, we all lose out.

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Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, Every review of Black Widow in ‘Captain America’ is wrong (via fyeahmcublackwidow)

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May doesn’t knock. “It was just an ICER.”

He sits in a circle of broken glass and splintered wood, legs curled into his chest. Shaking his head, his chin rests on his kneecaps. “Mine wasn’t.”

Her finger runs down the fractured door frame as her eyes slightly narrow. “People always say it gets easier.”

"Does it?" Fitz sounds like the kid he is, flailing in a world where his only anchors are his brain and his heart. 

Sighing, May kneels before him, ignoring the glass cutting into her leather boots. “No.” Her gaze never leaves his, and she smiles softly when his eyes never waver. She remembers his tears, his gritted teeth and leathered promises. 

Fitz chews his lip, blinking once to keep his cheeks dry. “Okay.”

When she leaves, May takes pride in his quick reflexes as he catches her tossed gift. The intact blue box sits heavy in his hands, but he smiles anyway. May nods. Fitz nods back before hugging his knees closer.

Oh, Fitz.     Oh, sweetie, I’m sorry…

(Source: leopoldfitz, via batsonthebrain)

Head Troll Brennan: A Review

So, with Kensi back and Episode 18 past, I came across a Word doc into which I had cut and pasted a bunch of Actual Quotes, in an attempt to separate them from the Examiner’s repackings of insinuation.  I don’t seem to have saved the links, though.

Brennan added, “By the 9th or 10th episode, it has some fairly dramatic consequences. And, then we put them both in a situation through the next 8 or so episodes. They are struggling with what happened in the 10th episode and then in the 18th episode there’s this pretty powerful and surprising revelation that changes the course of their relationship in a very, very big way.”

"Kensi and Deeks will be split up as partners midseason. And when I say split up, they will really be split up, and when you think we can’t or won’t do anything else, we have got in the back end of the season, a big fat juicy complication in their lives."

"And then there’s very much a big, big shock around Episode 18, for both of them, that affects their relationship again."

Three different interviews, same thing.  I’m thinking we haven’t seen the last of Jack.  Or maybe we just haven’t heard the last of Jack.   At any rate, something about Episode 18 is going to slow Densi’s roll. 

Head Troll Brennan has a knack for overstatement, understatement, and misdirection - often simultaneously.   Here’s hoping this isn’t what I think it is.

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http://lightedwindows.tumblr.com/post/82194604103

lightedwindows:

a: fans thinking Deeks and/or Kensi would have PTSD specifically from their experiences are, I think, coming from the interviews and spoilers we got where people from the show kept talking about trauma and the after effects and how Kensi and Deeks would need to get better, etc.

b: Deeks’s…

Good analysis.

I think they were upfront with the idea of Deeks having real, clinical PTSD  in both script and interviews, and ECO clearly did the research and played it that way.  His portrayal was, IMO, phenomenal.   The followup in scripts was, however, not.

I hadn’t actually gotten the same sense that Kensi would need to work through clinical trauma issues in the same way.  Which is frankly for the best, because the “working through” is where they really dropped the ball. 

I have serious problems sometimes keeping everyone’s different writing names straight, but something *you* wrote actually popped into my head, from “but will angels dance on the head of another pin?’  - “some laternate universe … where Deeks lay on the hospital bed like Sam and was totally okay … took the right class, had the right gene, whatever it is that makes the difference … “

As someone without the right gene myself, that struck me at the time, and it came back to me now, because yeah, there are differences in how people respond to traumatic events. Only a minority of people who experience trauma develops PTSD.  Not everyone who develops PTSD shows symptoms immediately; in fact, to be diagnosed with it, you’ve got to have continuing anxiety symptoms more than four weeks after the event.  Depending on how much time elapsed between episodes, its possible Kensi couldn’t even be diagnosed with PTSD if she were having symptoms.

All this to say - I’m actually somewhat relieved they didn’t go into much of anything, because I don’t trust the show to cover those issues in a way I don’t find infuriating.  And to cover them in a respectful way would require too much screen time for a couple who are really the “B story” of the show as conceived and initially written.

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