how about we do that thing where you give me a show/movie/fandom and I’ll tell you:

  • my favorite female character
  • my favorite male character
  • my favorite book/season/etc
  • my favorite episode (if its a tv show)
  • my favorite cast member
  • my favorite ship
  • a character I’d die defending
  • a character I just can’t sympathize with
  • a character I grew to love
  • my anti otp

and, knowing me, I’ll probably explain why

angsty relationship asks


why? bc i’ve been dying with r76 lately

(this doesn’t have to be necessarily romance-oriented)

  1. do they have a lot of arguments? if so, over what?
  2. who apologizes first? in what way? is it hard for either of them to apologize?
  3. which one has more insecurities? over what?
  4. who gets more riled up? do they show their anger? 
  5. how do they hide their pain when they’re upset? do they try to hide their pain?
  6. who tries to make up first? does it work?
  7. would they hate-fuck if they were mad at one another? if they had a falling out?
  8. do they hold grudges? is it hard for them to let go/forgive each other?
  9. is there something big that could potentially tear them apart if it was revealed? 
  10. if something already happened to tear them apart, what would make them come back together? is it even possible?
  11. what’s their favorite pass time when they’re upset?
  12. who do they confide in when shit hits the fan (besides each other)?
  13. is it hard for them to talk about their feelings openly with each other? if so, is there any way that can be resolved, even in the slightest?
  14. who grieves more when the other is away?
  15. who misses the other more, or really thinks about them more?
  16. do either of them have a special item (an article of clothing, a necklace, a book) that they use when they miss the other? if so, what is it? what do they do with it (read, wear, look at, smell)?
  17. who cries more? who gets more emotional in general?
  18. do either of them have the other’s stuff lying around their house?
  19. how about teasing? do they tease each other while in a fight (whether it be with themselves or just general teasing)?
  20. do either of them have any vices?
  21. what’s the thing they miss most about each other?
  22. what’s their go-to breakup/angst song?
  23. who’s more jealous?
  24. who is the first to forgive?
  25. what’s the one deal breaker for either of them (lack of communication, fear of commitment, etc)?
  26. who would take longer to let go? do they ever really “let go”?
  27. which is more afraid of confrontation?
  28. who’s the first to distance themselves (if either)?
  29. who’s more patient? is it hard to break that patience?
  30. who’s the first to blame themselves? 
  31. who’s more likely to do something out of spite?
  32. who would be the first to say they hate the other? would they mean it?
  33. who worries more?
  34. what scent reminds them of the other?
  35. do they have any regrets (regarding the other, or just in general)?
  36. who’s quicker to walk away if a situation gets heated?
  37. who is more prone to anger?
  38. who cries more in an argument? do either of them cry?
  39. does it take a lot for it to get to the point of yelling?
  40. who sleeps on the couch? can either of them sleep without the other?
  41. who’s more likely to protect the other?
  42. if one of them gets injured, who worries more?
  43. who would be more afraid of the other’s death/harm?
  44. who ends up yelling first? are they always yelling when arguing, or do neither of them yell at all?
  45. who would be more likely to save who? 
  46. who stays up at night brooding?
  47. who has more dreams/nightmares about the other?
  48. who comforts who after a bad dream/event?
  49. do they think about each other a lot? does it affect their performance/schoolwork?
  50. if one of them were to come back after a long time, who would come to who? would it go well? would the other person take them back?

For Dan and Amy, I guess (I think a surprising number of these apply).

Ok, so I know that this scenario should not be…

Ok, so I know that this scenario should not be put out into the universe, but I was watching Emily Blunt in Your Sister’s Sister the other day and it had me thinking. How do you think it would have played out between Dan and Amy if Dan had accidentally gotten Sophie pregnant? Do you think Dan and Amy would have been able to work it out and still end up together? Do you think Sophie and Amy’s relationship could be mended after that? 1/2

Would you ever consider writing a fic based on that scenario, with them working through or attempting to avoid all the emotions? I would love to see your take since you really get the characters. And I am here for all the angst.

Dear anon,

Congratulations, you have just identified what was my nightmare scenario for season six. It was unlikely, but I kept thinking that, with season 5 being so short, it was entirely possible that Sophie was pregnant and simply didn’t know about it yet when the season ended.

As for how it would play out, I think you would be looking at something of a horror show. The emotional maturity that the characters in My Sister’s Sister eventually find (according to Wikipedia anyway) seems well beyond anything Dan or Amy are capable of.

I think it’s a safe assumption that Sophie would have continued any such pregnancy, and I don’t think Amy would have taken it well at all. One of her most consistent traits is a rather…resentful tendency. As in, I’m sure Dan deserved every bit of the loathing she threw at him in the early seasons…but even so, she really did hold on to that grudge for a LONG time.

With Amy’s parents probably feeling duty-bound to support Sophie (and, more pertinently, Sophie’s children, who don’t exactly have a lot of choice in the matter), I think you could easily be looking at a situation where Amy is permanently at least semi-estranged from her own family. Especially as – while she’s been thinly written – Sophie doesn’t strike me as being conciliating in any real way.

Whether or not she would have jumped into an engagement with Buddy (which seems at least likely to me – she might even have gone ahead and married him), I think her getting as far away from DC as possible is more than likely. (Maybe she, like Ben, would have gone to work in Silicon Valley – she’d hate it, but she would probably be successful)

As for Dan…things on his side are even worse, if that’s possible. Like, with the way things have played out…at least he loves Amy (shallow though that feeling may be) and cares about her wellbeing and wants to keep her near him. He didn’t appear to have ANY positive feelings about Sophie.

And needless to say, if Dan blames Sophie for continuing the pregnancy and thus driving Amy away from him (something I think he would have acknowledge had happened a lot sooner in this scenario than in canon), it’s hard to imagine him being anything close to a decent parent to their child.

Don’t get me wrong – he’s never going to be a GREAT father, and he’s definitely never going to be a Good man, but I think he can become a better one – if he’s with Amy. She warms him up enough that with her influence there’s at least a slim chance that he’ll become close to recognisably human. I don’t think that’s at all likely in a when Sophie’s the mother of his child.

Best case scenario, he abandons them both and sends a monthly check. Worst case scenario, he takes his resentment over losing Amy out on both Sophie and the kid, tormenting them in the way we all know he can. It’s not a remotely pleasant prospect to think about.

Whether Dan COULD win Amy back seems open to question. On the one hand, I think he was being a lot more intelligent with Amy in season 6 than the show ever acknowledged. Yes, he is an ASS throughout, but he seems to have reeled her back in quite effectively – and part of that, I think, was his not pushing on things Amy didn’t want to talk about. As in, Dan never addressed the massive elephant in the room (Amy ghosting him for Buddy), and continued to be his apparently self-absorbed self until the moment she let herself properly relax around him – and then he pounced. (Now that’s only my interpretation – you could argue that maybe he just didn’t care – but I think the balance of probabilities indicates that he cared a LOT, he was just being more careful with her than usual).

It’s an interesting scenario to think about for fic, because I don’t think Dan’s softly-softly approach would stand a chance of working – he would have to be willing (and have the emotional maturity) to be a LOT more declarative about his feelings than he has ever been in the show, but Amy wouldn’t have a single reason to believe him.

However, I think there’s one huge obstacle to them ever getting back together that would be hard to navigate around. Which is that Amy wants children. And however much she might love Dan, I think she would still baulk at the prospect of having a child with someone who had impregnated her sister.

That’s not to say it’s impossible – but Dan would have to give her a damn good reason for ever giving him the time of day again…and I’m not sure what that might be. (And I should say find the thought of writing anything where Dan treats a child as badly as he undoubtedly would treat his child with Sophie…rather unappealing).

Do you think we’ll be getting chapter 3 …

Do you think we’ll be getting chapter 3 soon?

Perhaps not as soon as you might like but: Chapter Three



This doesn’t sound tragic at all!

If this means yet more Matt Murdock manpain I will be MOST annoyed. He’s about two seconds away from playing that blasted Evanescence song.

Also, I found out that my cat is dying today, and so I have much less sympathy for this kind of melodramatic nonsense than I would usually.

I hope either Karen or Foggy slaps the emo right out of him (why not both?)

I have been wanting info on Amy’s backstory wi…

I have been wanting info on Amy’s backstory with either Dan or Selina FOREVER. Or just her backstory in general.

Like we know she’s messed up (as are all the veeple) but I’d like to be certain as to what KIND of messed up she is.

At the least this has to mean they’re giving Amy something more substantive to do than perpetual face-making in the back of scenes, which has to be a plus.

cescedes: side note from my 30th veep rewatch…


side note from my 30th veep rewatch: ben and this guy totally fucked in the past

Ben does have a line in 3.08 about he “poked everything that moved” ten years or so before the beginning of the show. Which might explain his otherwise inexplicable affection for Dan, I suppose.



I’m unstanning

I cannot overemphasise my total lack of interest in the proposed Halloween storyline.


Ugh, Men

Right when I was in the middle of my moving panic nightmare endless battle with Virgin broadband, I ran into…well, kind of an ex. An ex who was, to my knowledge, engaged, settled, and in the progress of buying a house.

He suggested we should go for a drink, and I agreed, on the assumption that it 1) wouldn’t happen, and 2) would be pleasant if it did, because he is generally a nice person even if he did leave me crying in a railway station once upon a time.

Only it turns out, he is NOT engaged. Which I know because he put an engagement ring up for sale on Facebook, with the comment that it “deserves to be worn by someone who is beautiful inside and out.” (I am terrible person, because I laughed like a CRAZY person when I saw that – I mean…dude. Just. Dude. Maybe write a sad poem in your journal?). And the not-engaged puts a slightly different spin on things, maybe.

Because for the last month or so he has been reading my every single tweet, so far as I can tell – I say this because he is all of a sudden liking something I say on there like two or three per day. Including ones in conversations with other people, who he even doesn’t know.

I do not know what to make of it, at all. I am torn between thinking I’m making something out of nothing, and being irritated with him for…making me think about this stuff. If the timing didn’t correlate so precisely with his break-up, it wouldn’t bother me nearly so much. (Also…if he wants to see me, can’t he just say so, and stop stalking my twitter conversations about the politics of casting in Australian Theatre? I know for a FACT he doesn’t care about that in the least).

ANYWAY. I am wasting an unhealthy amount of mental energy on this, when I should just remember Selina’s maxim:

@trilbychild the tie I was thinking of!

@trilbychild the tie I was thinking of!