Skye at new Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Sneak Peek, “Copy That”

#agents of shield#skye


Antoine Triplett in 2.01 clip (x)

#agents of shield#skye#antoine triplett#tripskye#here for it#aos spoilers

SWANMEME → 2/2 episodes
3x14 - THe Tower

#once upon a time#emma swan

Why now?

#agents of shield#skye#phil coulson#skyeward#aos spoilers

There’s a lyric from this old-school hardcore band that goes, "Do you know what it’s like to know not a single thing about yourself, and it’s all your fault?" I can see myself in that lyric..

#one tree hill#peyton sawyer


New Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Sneak Peek, “Copy That”

Free on iTunes

#agents of shield#coulson pushing skye (and likely melinda) away goodbye#ALSO TRIPSKYE#I DIDNT REALIZE HOW MUCH I WANTED TRIPSKYE UNTIL NOW#GIVE ME SEASON 2 NOW#aos spoilers

When you really love someone you don’t need proof. You can feel it.

#ouat in wonderland#alice x cyrus


I’ve decided that the reason I’ll be pissed and angry and vocal about how sad I am that Neal is dead is because he, Neal Cassidy, wouldn’t be. So someone needs to be made for him.

Neal spent his entire life being used, abandoned, lied to, and treated as worthless and expendable and not worthy enough to be fought for. He lost, and he lost, and he lost. And whenever he gained someone, they either sold him out or abandoned him (his mom, his dad, Hook, Tamara) or he had to leave them in order to save them or get them to where they needed to be (the Darlings, Emma and Henry repeatedly). Either other people put other things above him, or he put his love for others and their best interests above his own want to be with them. And in both types of situations he lost, he ended up alone.

All he suffered through - being abandoned, shuffling between unknown worlds, having a bag thrown over his head and being dragged away to be held captive, spending hundreds of years in a cave, growing up alone on the streets, having no one to talk to or help him - that could have broke him. Honestly, I’m amazed it didn’t. He could have given up. He could have focused on things like anger and revenge and violence to get his way, but he didn’t. In fact, even when he hit his lowest point, even when he stopped counting the days on the wall of that cave because he never thought he’d make it off that island - he still found a way. He still found the strength to fight and to come up with a plan to save himself and find his way to a better place. And he still believed in the good in people. He still went into situations believing the best in people instead of assuming the worst, he still believed in home and love and trust and happiness. For all his suffering, he kept his innocent and positive outlook on life. 

But as he grew up, he made me stakes. We all know he made mistakes. He’ll be the first to admit those mistakes and apologize for them. And even though he regrets his actions and apologizes over and over and even though he forgives others for what they have done to him - he still doesn’t expect to be forgiven himself. In fact, he never seems to expect much from others at all. He keeps giving, he keeps forgiving, he keeps literally risking his life to save people that he loves, people he is angry with, and people he doesn’t even know. And he never expects anything in return. In fact he assumes he will not be forgiven. He of all people knows what betrayal feels like and he assumes he is not worthy of that forgiveness. So he keeps on giving, he makes some efforts to go for what he wants but always leaves the choices up to others and makes sure they know he will not push. When it comes to the people he loves being in danger he’ll literally move heaven and earth to get to them and help them, but he doesn’t expect anything in return.

And then suddenly he has lost his father and he is as far away as he’s ever been from the other people he loves again and he does one selfish thing to get to them because maybe just this once he’s fed up with accepting the heartbreaking fate that’s always been handed to him- and it costs him. It literally costs him his life. And you know what he does? He doesn’t look for a way out, he doesn’t look for a loophole, he doesn’t make anymore selfish acts- he looks for ways to help the people he loves, even if they are still worlds away and even if he’ll never see them again. He literally rips his own clothes up while forcing his way out of his dad’s body or however the hell that worked to send a message to get to Emma so she would be able to help the town. Back in our world he tells Emma to separate himself from his father because his father is the only one who can tell her who the wicked witch is, even if it means he will die. And as he is dying he literally only asks for promises that the people he loves will be happy - he just wants his son to know that he was a good dad, and he just wants Emma and Henry to be happy. After all they’ve been through, he’s not mad at his father, he’s thanking his father. He gave up his life - his life that was only ever filled with abandonment and heartbreak and very, very few happy moments - so that everyone else could have a change at happiness and life.

When season 3 started Neal’s poster read “believe in second chances”. While Neal himself only ever touched the tip of his own second changes - getting a mere few moments with his son, only just starting to work through things with Emma, barely starting to repair his relationship with his father, having one little moment with Hook where he could see the man who once took him in - he actually managed to give everyone else their own second chance. Without his sacrifice, they might not even be alive. Every single character got to have a second chance at happiness, at love, at life, because of him. He didn’t get his own, but instead of his own he gave it to others. And in a sick, twisted way - that was enough for Neal. He so constantly put others ahead of himself that giving up his happy ending so that other people could have a chance of a happy ending is almost a happy ending for him. That almost counts as being all he needed to achieve in life because he always put that above himself anyway. And so you know what? Neal probably wouldn’t be upset that he died. In fact, we could see it on his face in his final moments that he was at peace with this happening. He was happy knowing everyone else could be happy and that he went out with the people he loves knowing he was a good man. He was okay with that. He was content to know he could at least do that much.

Neal probably wouldn’t be angry about the fact that he died too young, that he died before he could get what he wanted in life. Because he kinda did still get it, he got to know everyone else was going to be okay. And since he probably wouldn’t be angry about it himself, I’m going to be. Because I wanted better for him. Because I wanted the world for him. Because I wanted to see him get some happiness, to actually know what it feels like to love and be loved back and not have it taken away. I wanted to root for the guy who never had anything to finally get something and keep it. I wanted to see the kid who lost everything know what it was like to have a home again. I wanted to see someone who spent so many years alone be surrounded by people who would do for him what he was willing to do for them. I wanted to see someone struggle and fight their whole life and actually get that happy ending they worked so hard for without ever sinking to anger and violence and revenge and self pity. I wanted to know that having hope and love and fight in your heart would be enough to make it. I wanted to see a lost boy become a hero and stay a hero. 

#once upon a time#nealfire#meta#neal cassidy is a hero
#doctor who#clara oswald


Favourite musical numbers: Music of the night (Phantom of the opera)
Let the dream begin
Let your darker side give in
To the power of the music that I write
The power of the music of the night
#musical theatre#the phantom of the opera#ramin karimloo#sierra boggess