Rewatching He’s Coming to Me and reveling in the wonderfulness of episodes 4 and 5 (fan dee nah!, cheating the test *g*, figuring out Met’s name, the birthday date!, Thun’s struggle with his sexuality, Met’s heartbreak, the entire fucking rooftopscene, and of course the KISS!) as I try to mentally steel myself for the Shadowhunters series finale. I refuse to watch it by myself, so I’m waiting for @rebelqueenss so we can suffer together.
I’m sure we will suffer – and let’s be real, probably not in the “I
can’t believe it’s ending!” way, because unfortunately I haven’t been
very happy with 3b in too many ways to count. Often, when I really love a
show, I never actually finish watching it, so it won’t ever be
completely over – it’s why I still haven’t seen the end of season 2 of Agent Carter.
While with Shadowhunters,
my love is for the potential it had (and sadly squandered way too
often), for the characters I’ve come to love and of course most of all
for the beauty of the parabatai relationship and my beloved OTP. So in a
way I’m actually glad it’ll be over, because then we can go ahead and
fix canon in whatever way we want – that’s what fanfic is for, after
(I’m very much hoping my inspiration will return to me, because I’ve been so disillusioned, I haven’t even wanted to write my missing parabatai scenes drabbles… Ironic, considering that the sidelining of their relationship is one of my biggest pet peeves – just like all relationships that aren’t romantic have been sidelined.
That’s what we call Fasnacht, our carnival in Basel, which is happening right now – actually it’s ending tomorrow morning at 6am, having started Monday 4am. (Yes, we’re a week later than most, already officially in Lent – my theory is that they chose the date to thumb their noses at their Catholic neighbours, post-Reformation. Basel is special like that. *g*)
I missed most of it this year, only going to the children’s parade on Tuesday with my brother and his family (omg, my nephews were so fricking adorable!) and having a wander through town today, taking a look at some of the lanterns and floats. I did, however, have the mandatory foods: onion quiche and flour soup, yum!
I also booked the trains for the Shadowhunters con in Brussels in June. As an extra awesome perk, because traveling via Paris is fastest, I’ll leave a day early and spend the night with one of my Jalec gals. We’ll then travel to Brussels together. Yay for time in beautiful Paris!
In other news, I watched two more episodes of Guardian (eps 28/29), which means more liveblogs! 🙂
Alec is unapologetic about the fact that he’ll do anything to keep Jace by his side, and I live for it. (Codependent parabatai FTW! *g*) And Abby S is always good for inspiration… But wow, colouring this show is a nightmare. :/
Under the cut, you’ll find my random observations for Shadowhunters 3×11 (3b is gonna kill me, I can tell) and Guardian ep 22 (SO much goodness!), as originally posted on my Masto. Also, I added a couple of visual aids. 🙂
It’s a bit of an experiment for me, style- and music-wise, but I think it turned alright. 🙂
Sunday is also Shadowhunters live-watch time with some of the girls from the Jalec Discord. We’ve reached 3×09, so we’re in the middle of the emotional rollercoaster that’s the end of 3a. It really is a lot of fun to have people to liveblog with, especially since we all share a love for our OTP but also the show in general.
Not Guardian fic, though, I wouldn’t dare quite yet. 🙂
However, with the help of writingstreak.io (which is currently down for me) I’ve written at least a couple hundred words each day, enabling me to finish the next chapter of my Jalec vampire academy!AU: Prince & Guardian – Chapter 3
And then of course there’s Guardian. I’ve reached episode 12, and somehow the show just keeps getting slashier and slashier. I honestly can’t with these two!
Copying my squee for episodes 9-12 over from Masto, which originally directed at asya (SPOILER warning):