Question for the day:
Do you think Galaga Guy
(you know that dude from the helicarrier) is a member of Hydra?
Anonymous asked: Hi! I'm sorry if you've already answered this or if I'm missing something, but what are your thoughts re: Fitz in the last episode? I wasn't particularly happy with it, because I got the impression that his plotline is "I've fallen for my best friend but I won't tell her" and I find it rather cliché and overused - but that's just my impression. Do you think that's an oversimplification? Thanks, sorry if I'm bothering you, have a lovely day! :)
I do actually think that’s slightly an oversimplification! And definitely not bothering me since I totally wanna talk about this all the time, haha.
So I’m gonna take this ask an excuse to talk about the episode as a whole, because there was a very prevalent theme that greatly applies to the Fitz/Fitzsimmons storyline.
The major theme from this episode was the idea that having “The Only Light in the Darkness” is not a good thing - obsessive love, codependent love, and love hidden in manipulation are not healthy. And in all of these situations, the solution was to let go. (Unless you physically can’t.)
BUT WHAT IF MARIA HILL’S S.O. WAS MELINDA MAY
For those of you not keeping track, Ward’s direct body count from the last four episodes is up to seven…
so there isn’t anyone who still thinks he might still be a good guy, right?
fandom: “careful that’s our specialist you’re talking about.”
show: “he killed 7 people in cold blood”
fandom: “he’s adopted.”
The solid thing about “The Only Light in the Darkness” is that the superpowered villain who can drain life out of people with a single touch ends up being infinitely less scary than Skye’s discovery of Ward’s true nature… the fact that the cute boy you thought was so charming and sweet is actually dangerous, violent, and there’s no one to turn to.
And what’s more, the scary thing about Blackout isn’t so much the dark powers thing, but the fact that’s he’s endlessly pursuing a woman out of a personal obsession in spite of her explicit rejection and discomfort.
The other day I had a really good idea for a story:
A high school Shakespeare club angrily splits into two groups when they can’t agree on the correct interpretation of Romeo and Juliet. One group thinks it’s a cautionary tale about the stupidity of youth and shallow lust; the other group think it’s a beautiful tragedy about poisonous hatred conquered by love. Reconciliation seems impossible-
-then a person from one group falls in love with a person from the other
Okay this has 99k notes why isn’t this a book yet?
99K??? Bloody hell.
Now seems as good a time as any to say that (I say it very cautiously, but what the hell)…I am pretty confident you’ll be seeing this book sometime in the near future. Y’see, for the past six months or so, I’ve been frantically trying to sell this, my beloved post-zombie-apocalypse tale, best described as The Hunger Games meets The Handmaid’s Tale meets World War Z with healthy lashings of Mysterious Pasts, ponderings on the nature of oppression and agency, and a giant squid. Actual literary agents - people who know what they’re doing, unlike me - have gotten back to me about it and said similar things: they like it but dystopian YA is very, very hard to sell right now.
But some of them have told me, okay, write something else in a different genre and we’ll see what we can do. So- That Romeo and Juliet Thing (working title) is coming along surprisingly fast. There’s a plot! There’s themes! There’s character development! And I feel like I’m jinxing it just by saying these words-
-but I am geniunely optimistic that one day not too far from now you’ll be holding that spur-of-the-moment text post in your hands…as a actual book.