"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.” - Gary Provost
Reading this was so satisfying woah
As the dust settles from Zelena’s attempts to rewrite history and Emma’s foray into the past, the Savior and former Evil Queen settle into a comfortable, tentative friendship. That is, until they both recognize what it really is and that it could be something more. But their responses to this revelation are worlds apart. Can they figure out how to deal with things or will they settle for something less?
Thank you to Paradoxalpoised and NegativeBlue for encouragement (even as they worked on their own writing.) Thanks to Lola and Tiff for putting this all together and keeping us all focused. Thanks to TinglingWorld for taking this on. Velace, thanks for early encouragement and amusing banter on characters, head-canon, and irrelevant, irreverent conversation while I wrote. To Deemn - It all started with #Late-Blooming-Queers. Enjoy - thank you for the grain.
And a deep thank you to Lelila Solo for the encouragement as I struggled with writing this, for tolerating grammatical gibberish and tense shifts from hell on early drafts, for pushing when I whined about unfamiliar territory, for ‘getting’ what I was trying to accomplish, and for Beta work when I am sure she had better things to do (but all mistakes are still mine.)
Disclaimer: All characters are the property of their respective copyright holders. As always, I own nothing but my own imagination, and am just borrowing those who populate my tale. This work is not intended to violate any copyrights, and is for entertainment purposes only and not for profit.
“What we’re really excited about is that we’re going to explore an Emma flashback to her days in foster care in episode five.”
man, fuck the dark knight rises.
i know it’s kind of weird that that’s what this photoset makes me think of, but bear with me.
because pacific rim’s defining philosophy was really, really positive, right? it was all about people coming together and helping each other and overcoming adversity—and it got criticized for that. there’s nothing dark or edgy about that message, and lately all movies seem to want to do is be dark and edgy.
so take the dark knight rises, all about moral ambiguity and tortured heroes and blah blah blah, where bruce wayne supposedly pulls a heroic sacrifice only to resurface in the end, alive and well and banging catwoman in florence.
man, that was real selfless of you, bruce. real inspiring.
i guess my point is that i’m sick of faux depth through contrived grittiness in a story that doesn’t even have the balls to commit to its ultimate sacrifice ploy. and it’s not just tdrk, much as i pick on it—it’s all those cynical white guy movies that throw angst and drama at the audience hoping some of it sticks, but still dance around any serious loss and never really go for it.
people died in pacific rim. that surprised me. i was expecting a fun, feel good movie, and it was—but major characters died. as they should have. an optimistic and hopeful movie recognized that sacrifice and death are part of this kind of thing. that’s more than a lot of franchises can say.
i dunno, i found it refreshing that death in pacrim wasn’t cheap or off limits or gratuitous. by the end, most of the pilots are gone. that made the rest of the film so much more heavy. it gave context to a movie about giant robots fighting monsters! it was fucking realistic!!
pacific rim may not be dark or edgy, but it’s still got more balls than half the franchises that are.
I gotta watch this again.
don’t do this. don’t leave me.
WHY WOULD YOU POST SOMETHING LIKE THIS OMG
“I would say Rumple is going to come into possession of something very iconic to Disney, and launch a story in a world that the audience is not expecting.”— Eddy Kitsis (x)