I fucking died. I’m dead.
Goodbye my friends I’m gone.
GUYS. ALL OF THIS IS A DRAWING
IT’S ARTWORK ASLKDJASKLD NOT A REAL PERSON
Psych! Having screwed up my knee AND being laid off for a while, I needed to pass some time and I needed to raise my spirits. I’d heard good things about Psych, and with six seasons on Netflix, I knew it would definitely pass some time. A lot of shows I follow are… not always so uplifting, so it was exhilarating getting into a comedy… especially when the character development really started getting interesting, I think it was around episode 7 where I finally wiggled my bum into my chair and said “ahh, yes, I love you all so. Come to my bosom.” A bit of a slower start than I am used to, but it grabbed hold and didn’t let go.
One of the things I love most about Psych is how much all the characters watch out for each other where it counts at the same time that they have these inner lives and aspirations and they are all the heroes of their own stories. I love the developments of their individual relationships, the platonic being just as important as the romantic. I love the slow burn of Shawn and Juliet’s connection as it grows and builds and matures, their clear friendship and respect for each other. I love Juliet, period, this completely kick ass detective who is career minded and kind. She doesn’t take anyone’s shit, she stands up to Carlton and builds him up in the same breath; she supports him and lets him support her. She’s tough and capable and delights in her femininity at the same time. She makes decisions based on where she wants her life to head. I love Juliet so much! Which is why in later seasons I was frustrated with some episodes that seemed to regress Shawn’s character development for gags when I’d already seen him move past certain things. It was for the comedy of it, I think, but character growth is always more important to me, and I didn’t feel we needed to lose it in order for things to be funny.
But this latest episode!! Oh, I am SO delighted with it… Emotional, yes, of course, but I was a little worried that the silliness would close out the show at the expense of paying off all that character growth we’ve seen develop. Chief Vick continuing to win at life and the wonderful parting she gave… Carlton and Juliet loving and sacrificing for each other, and finally putting everything into words what they mean to each other. (Though I am SO UPSET for Lassie that he can’t have O’Hara by his side anymore :( just, gragh, that scene was stunning, and wonderfully acted) Juliet moving forward in her career despite having to take the risk of long distance with Shawn, Juliet trusting Shawn, Juliet doing what’s best for both her and Carlton and being so brave… And of course, Shawn, who is always so wonderfully understanding and loving and respectful of the women he really cares for when they need to go where their ambitions take them… comforting Juliet, loving her enough to feel ready, in that moment, to uproot everything to go with her. Juliet understands him enough to know that he needs time to really figure things out before he makes that kind of decision. (Though, as someone who has trouble waking up in the morning, I can say without doubt that I always prefer to be woken up to say goodbye if my loved ones have to go away. Poor Shawn, that one hurts, even when he’ll understand why she didn’t wake him.)
Even though the idea of everyone being separated hurts my heart, I feel like the chips are falling in a way that feels… right for the characters. They need to go after the lives they want. Life changes, it has to, and it can suck, but it can be right, too. And it can reveal to you what matters most, and help you realize that you are strong enough. I think that regardless of HOW it happens, Shawn stepping up and doing what he needs to do to be with Juliet and support her would be a wonderful way to illustrate all the growing he has done. And I feel that he believes in his own power to do good, now, in a way he just didn’t at the beginning of the series. I think he will find a way to continue doing good and feeling good about it. And that’s just… That feels just right, to me. And none of them will lose each other, because you hold on to people you love that much - especially if you’ve nearly lost them before.
For a brief stretch in London, I talked only to a phrenology bust I kept in my study. I named him Angus. Wasn’t the same.
#the warmth jonny manages to infuse in his sherlock ugh#the other sherlocks i’ve seen are always ‘characters’#entertaining to watch yes but more of a sideshow attraction#jlm’s feels realized as a person#sherlock does not have to lack warmth and compassion to be alienated from the rest of society (tags from twistdmentality)
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If you could update the mobile app with the ability to “reblog as text” I would be eternally grateful. That is literally, not figuratively, all I want from you. Please, please, please. I don’t give a crap what the app icon looks like.
Love and bafflement,
There is a post going around tumblr with tens of thousands of notes saying that I “announced” that a certain character in my book The Fault in Our Stars dies one year after the end of the book.
1. I have never said, written, or thought any such thing. (Photoshop is magic!)
2. If I had said,…