*hears intro to Sugar We’re Going Down* … *runs into room* AM I MORE THAN YOU BARGAINED FOR YET *kicks wall* I’VE BEEN DYING TO TELL YOU ANYTHING *punches chair* YOU WANNA HEAR *throws table* COS THAT’S JUST WHO I AM THIS WEEK
I guess a very large part of me is just so… underwhelmed and disappointed by Mara so far.
I thought the purpose of bringing Mara back was to delve into the mystery of who this entity that we know as Audrey is, of why she is. I don’t mind if she’s a somewhat cartoonish villain, but this show is centered around the mystery of the Troubles, and bringing back the creator of the Troubles should be to further that. I know this show likes to keep its answers close to the chest, but they can’t keep piling on more questions and not work to answer any of them. Having Mara around is completely pointless if they don’t start addressing the core of the show. I don’t know if they’re planning on answering all of the questions in the series finale, but there are SO many questions that they can’t possibly do that, and if they don’t at least move towards that and drop breadcrumbs of information it just turns the entire show into filler.
Right now it seems like the only reason they brought back the key to the mystery behind the entire goddamn fucking show is to provide angst for their ship. Nothing about the writing gives me faith that they are still working the mystery, and that there are actually answers to be had that aren’t last minute ass pulls. I really thought having Mara around was going to refocus the show, but three episodes where the most clarity is a reference to some Stephen King canon with “thinnies” and one line suggesting the Troubles were an experiment? And no real character development beyond stereotypical over-the-top villain for the character who created the catalyst for every bit of the story? Is hugely disappointing.
See, that’s the thing though - I wouldn’t mind Mara’s antics and lack of development if it was being used for some higher purpose than giving the Nathan/Audrey ship angst. I cannot begin to describe how much I have come to loathe Nathan/Audrey, oh my god. And to think I was like their #1 fan back in the day… *sigh*
This show still has questions that have gone unanswered from Season 1. Who is Audrey? Why has she appeared every 27 years? What for? What is her ultimate connection to the Troubles? It’s now five seasons in and the most we have to show for it, as you said, is a line drop suggesting the Troubles were an experiment. I am so angry, oh my goodness. I want character development for Mara. I want answers. I want Nathan to stop acting like a wet sack of dirt all the time. This show is becoming disappointment after disappointment. The only reason I’m still watching is because of Duke, Dwight, and Gloria. (Petition to make those three the main trio of the show? I’d watch the HELL out of that.)
I followed the links you posted to Unspooling Fiction, and I have to say those episode reviews/summaries are spot on. Here’s to hoping the next episode is an improvement, I guess…
#i actually do enjoy mara’s antics #but they are completely predictable #and everything about how they’re using her character is a disappointment #i am losing so much patience with this show #reading the reviews on unspooling fiction is the only thing that gives me any hope at all with this show #because apparently you need to have a really deep working knowledge of stephen king #and be willing to focus on and pick apart every moment of the show #to be able to get anything other than more of the same with a progressively creepier nathan out of the show itself #haven #do you ever wonder if you’re real #hi i hope you don’t mind me being all lengthy respondy given that we’ve never talked ever
(Also, lol, no, I don’t mind at all!! I love talking about shows with other people :D Feel free to comment on anything I write! Mostly I’m just really really glad we agree on what a creeper Nathan is being. Like holy shit, he is actually so creepy.)
Unspooling Fiction has me still hoping for some answers, which is keeping me watching, but oh my god a Duke/Dwight/Gloria show would be fantastic. I would be actively excited about new episodes if they were the focus.
I never really had feelings about Nathan/Audrey until season 3 when Nathan started becoming the actual worst, especially around Audrey. But I think I can forgive their focus on them if it’s somehow related to the mystery? I’ll wish they had done it some other way and feel let down by what they chose to be the answers to the questions, but at least that would make the bulk of the show relevant.
Nathan is the creepiest. His plan to get Audrey back was to chain Mara to a bed and stare at her. I thought it would at least be to try kissing her and see if that brought Audrey out, which would still have been creepy and morally questionable (to put it lightly) at best, but at least it would have been less stupid.
Ugh, now I want a total rewrite of the last three seasons with Duke/Dwight/Gloria as the main three. Those three are awesome. Duke is an absolute sweetheart and he deserves better.
I was always more of a Duke/Audrey shipper myself (because hello, hot guy with light grey morals and a heart of gold who respects boundaries and autonomy? I’M ALL OVER THAT) but in Seasons 1 and 2 I didn’t mind Nathan/Audrey because NATHAN WAS NOT A CREEPER BACK THEN. Season 3 fucked him up big time and now he’s just, ew. No, Nathan. NO. He has little to no respect for Audrey as a woman in her own right who can make her own decisions, and now that Mara’s in control he thinks he can, what, help Audrey back with the power of his cock? Once again putting her over the entire town’s best interests?? uuuuugh.
I’m just so let-down by this show. I was really hoping for something incredible with Mara. (SHE IS THE WOMAN WHO CREATED THE TROUBLES. LIKE. COME ON, WRITERS. COME THE FUCK ON.)
(Seriously though, real talk, what is it with shows and a majority of fans supporting the unhealthy, creepy relationships and excusing any and all bad actions taken by the creepy guy in said relationship??)
As requested by calliantabris a fan impression on how Zevran feels about not being in Dragon Age: Inquisition.
So, I was recently asked how I felt about not being included in Dragon Age: Inquisition. And to be quite honest, I do not mind in the slightest. It is good to take a vacation from being a big daring hero and saving the world every now and then, am I right?
And between you and I, I have been keeping this ‘tears in the fade’ and ‘demons threatening the world’ business a secret from our dear Warden. Because I now if they found out they would have to get involved and be in harm’s way and all that self-sacrificing business that comes with being a charming and lovely hero.
And quite frankly, I think one time is more than enough for my warden….so far as my own sanity can put up with….oh braska.
But fortunately so far, I have quite successful in keeping it a sec-Oh! excuse me one moment, would you?
Yes, my dear warden, what do you need?
A giant green tear in the sky, you say? Well surely that is impossible-
What do you mean you are going to ‘check it out?’
No, this is nonsense, my dear warden! Please stay, I will get the cheese wheel and the soothing oils and we shall have a lovely-
My warden, I-
Warden! You get back here right now!
Sorry to cut this short but I need to collect my warden!
WARDEN!…….THAT’S IT, WE ARE TAKING OUR VACATION TO THE ANDERFELS. NOTHING EVER HAPPENS THERE.
Alright, before you say, “Ugh, that piano’s horrendously out of tune!”….
Yeah, I know. It’s a 102-year-old Estey Upright (it was built in 1912). It’s still in it’s original state. The real ivory keys are chipped. Some of them don’t work anymore. And even parts of the mahogany exterior have been worn down.
But because it’s slightly out of tune and it’s really old (AKA it looks cool), I thought playing the Gravity Falls theme on it would add to the more haunting aspects of the melody.
If there’s enough demand, I can do another video of the theme on the piano in my bedroom (it’s newer and in tip-top shape).
But for now… GF theme on a 102-year-old piano it is. :D
(also, I’m a novice piano player, so be gentle with the critique)
emma is a gift 4 realsies