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09 October 2011 @ 08:15 am
I just climbed up six flights of stairs in new boots  
Some of this is coherent. Some of it is incredibly not.

HELEN MAGNUS IS A GODDESS. PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. ALWAYS. I'M JUST PUTTING THAT OUT THERE AS A STATEMENT OF SCIENTIFIC FACT.

SHERLOCK HOLMES WITH AN IPHONE. "How is that powered?" I AM DEAD. CLINICALLY DEAD. I MISS HIM SO MUCH. (Also, how do I make my iPhone make that noise when I turn it on? I NEED MY IPHONE TO MAKE THAT NOISE WHEN I TURN IT ON.) Watson and Helen fighting crime, Victorian-style! I demand more of this.

JOHN AND HELEN, YOU GUYS. JOHN AND HELEN. MY HEART HAS BEEN RIPPED OUT, DRIED UP, CRUSHED INTO A FINE POWDER AND SCATTERED INTO AN ACTIVE VOLCANO. "After all we've been through, my heart is yours." Chris Heyerdahl, I don't know how you do what you do to me, but I hope you never, ever stop. She saw it in his face. Only for a moment. But I know she did. She knows his true self too well not to have seen it. She came away from that conversation knowing he was innocent, went straight to James and all but told him so. My feelings about the fact that this happened completely defy description. And the threesome reference was just the icing on the cake. Ugh, new favourite scene ever.

Can I just talk about John for a lifetime minute? And how exquisite his face is? You could see how much it took out of him to control himself for just those few seconds, and then he knew he had to get away from her. Because after everything that's happened and everything he's done, underneath it all, no one is more terrified of John than John himself. I just love him so much. More than air.

AFDKJDSF;AFSDLKJAGLKSDGJLKAD. PAST!JOHN. AND FUTURE!HELEN. IN THE ALLEYWAY. EVEN THOUGH I HAVE WATCHED IT MANY, MANY TIMES. FEELINGS EVERYWHERE. EVERY TIME. The way she lost her footing for a second after John teleported away. Like she couldn't believe what she'd just done. No other actress in the world reacts to things as perfectly as Amanda reacts to things. Seriously, no other in the whole wide world.

Spring-Heeled Jack. Spring. Heeled. Jack. HOLY FUCK KINDLER HOW ARE YOU LIKE THIS???

I'm 99% sure they're not actually trying to combine the two and make SHJ the real Ripper and John just your garden variety psychotic-possessed-by-an-energy-demon, so much as they're playing on the fact that the panicked Victorians did that themselves with SHJ and the Ripper back in the day and using it to their advantage as some kind of bait-and-switch. I really don't know how I feel about all of this. Mainly my brain is just like, "MORE JOHN OH MY GOD GIVE HIM TO ME."

(They can't make John not the Ripper, though. Come on, people. THAT MAKES NO SENSE. IT WOULD INVALIDATE EVERYTHING.)

But okay, I'm certainly not going to try and hold this show up as the pinnacle of historical accuracy, because...LMAO. But the last "official" Ripper killing was in 1888, and even the unconfirmed ones only continued until 1891-ish. This is 1898. I don't know, I feel like maybe Future!Helen played some small part in handing SHJ as the Ripper to James on a silver platter because he was getting too close to catching John. Not that you can really catch John, but you know what I mean. She was worried she was giving herself away, so she had to throw him off to preserve the timeline. And for...other reasons.

That dead whore they found, though, the timing of that really felt like John did it. And the cut on her cheek, oh my God. The look on his face as he teleported away from Past!Helen, you just know he had to do something with all of that.

(I think maybe my John/Helen OTP bias is playing a part in this theory. I don't know. There's a chance.)

I can't work out if I just contradicted myself or not. I should not be trying to speculate while my brain is still this broken, I think is the take-away here.

BUT.

BUT.

BUT.


113 YEARS.


HEAD!CANON: SHIT JUST GOT REAL.

ARE THEY ACTUALLY GOING TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THIS? BECAUSE MY BRAIN IS FLATLINING JUST TRYING TO FIND SOMEWHERE TO START THINKING ABOUT IT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IT'S MAKING ME VERY EXCITED. IN MY PANTS. BUT AT THE SAME TIME. MY POOR BB. WHEREVER SHE IS, I WANT TO GO TO THERE AND HUG HER.

(Have you noticed I haven't mentioned the fact that Bigfoot has replaced John in the opening credits sequence? YEAH. I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU THINK YOU SAW, BUT THAT DID NOT HAPPEN ON MY SCREEN. I HAVE MY FINGERS IN MY EARS AND I AM MAKING LA-LA NOISES. JOHN DRUITT IS INVINCIBLE AND WILL NEVER DIE AND EVERYTHING IS SUNSHINE AND PUPPIES. THE END.)

Basically, this whole episode was just...akdlfjadfslk;jagsdd. Everything. ALL OF MY FEELINGS. TAKE THEM, SHOW. THEY ARE YOURS.
 
 
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Leahlimonatafic on October 9th, 2011 12:02 am (UTC)
I saw the pilot but I was not very much interested? Kind of toward the end, as intended, but... I don't knowwww. COUNSEL ME.
we ain't ashes: tv | s | h4endlesswonder on October 9th, 2011 12:12 am (UTC)
That's okay, bb. It does take a while for things to get real. (Ngl, I dozed off a couple of times halfway through the pilot the first time.) I mean, I'm obsessed with the lead actress, but for the first handful of episodes, even I had a fair few moments where I was like, "Really? This?" Mainly, I was besotted with John Druitt/Jack the Ripper immediately. It took me a little bit longer to come around to some of the other stuff.

WATCH 1x07. If you're still not interested after that, give it away. Because you never will be. But at least you can say you tried!
Leahlimonatafic on October 9th, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
If YOU dozed off then I don't feel so bad about saying I took time off to watch about three other episodes throughout the EIGHTY-TWO minutes, tbh. :/ But yes. At some point now I'll go to 1x07, which I ordinarily wouldn't do but ordinarily I might be interested in whatever comes between them. :/ 1x07 it is! :P
we ain't ashes: tv | s | j/tendlesswonder on October 9th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
No, that's totally okay! (Although, maybe it depends. Episodes of what? Lol.)

1x02-1x06 all more or less stand alone, so they're no big deal. But 1x07 is the episode that turned my feelings for this show from amused affection into awed obsession. I think it's magical. But you? I honestly don't know what you might think. MY BREATH, IT IS BATED.

ETA: What are your feelings on homoerotic subtext? Because dear God, if you stick with this show, you're in for some.

Edited at 2011-10-09 12:31 am (UTC)
Leahlimonatafic on October 9th, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
Hmmmm. I think maybe one of 2 Broke Girls and one of InSecutity? Short things, lmao. Or I was doing random stuff on the internet. THERE WAS JUST SO MUCH TIME WHEN NOTHING WAS HAPPENING. D:

I WILL LET YOU KNOW. TRY NOT TO ASPHYXIATE ON YOUR ANTICIPATION.
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Leahlimonatafic on October 9th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
*InSecurity - ugh, sloppy. :/

Aha! Helpful. Are these episodes that the recruits should watch? I will presume they are. Thanks. :)
we ain't ashes: p | at2endlesswonder on October 9th, 2011 06:49 am (UTC)
ADORBS, OF COURSE YOU DO. Thanks! ♥
Leahlimonatafic on October 9th, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
I must have just missed the ETA when I first answered this. Oops. So. Homoerotic subtext. Do you watch Community? There is sometimes so much homoerotic subtext there that it isn't funny... well, it's hilarious. In more ~serious things, I don't really... It really depends on the characters, in a way, but I don't have any problems with it any different than any erotic subtext unless the participants of whatever subtext are related or otherwise questionable ... if that makes sense? Obviously, idk what I'm in for yet, but there we go so far.
we ain't ashes: tv | s | j/h 4endlesswonder on October 9th, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC)
I don't, but I suppose I should at some point? I'm never sure. But it's the same for me - depends on the characters, the situation, whether it's intentional or unintentional. But on this show, it's very intentional, and it... It would be impossible to explain how amazing it is without spoiling you silly.

Sanctuary is basically Disneyland for shippers. It's on for young and old. (Literally.) I hardly ever multi-ship, but for this show, even though I have a very clear OTP, I also have an OT3, and I dabble in a couple of others. It's one of those shows where you can basically ship anyone with anyone, and it'll be a win. It might be hilarious, or it might be heartbreaking, but it'll be a win.
Leahlimonatafic on October 10th, 2011 06:22 am (UTC)
I'll get back to it sometime. Straight to 1x07, yes?

Community is a lot like that. It alludes to pretty much everyone with pretty much everyone else, and it's amazing just about ALL THE TIME. It's one of my favorites, really great for destressing from shows that have actual plots. ;P It might not be your thing, but I definitely think you should try it out.
aletheia08: Sanctuary H/J Spooningaletheia08 on October 10th, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC)
I HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT THE PLOT, THE KILLINGS, THE TIME TRAVEL OR ANYTHING THAT WASN'T RELATED TO JOHN AND HELEN BEING ANGSTY AND BEAUTIFUL AND OMG, CHRIS HEYERDAHL, WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO MEEEE??!
we ain't ashes: tv | s | j/hendlesswonder on October 11th, 2011 01:08 am (UTC)
THOSE FEELINGS ARE ALWAYS RELEVANT AND SHOULD BE CHERISHED. ♥
Miriam: Horse: Guard tower.miri_d on October 25th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)


CAN I JUST QUOTE THIS ENTIRE THING.

I missed the threesome reference? What threesome reference?

CHRIS. JOHNNY. YOUR FACE. YOUR HAIR. YOUR AGONY. JUST LET ME HOLD YOU.
we ain't ashes: tv | s | jendlesswonder on October 25th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
OF COURSE YOU CAN. I'M SO GLAD I FOUND YOU. *CLINGS*

JOHN: You sound just like James. How much time have you been spending together?
HELEN: And now jealousy. For whom?
ME: *ON THE FLOOR DEAD*

MY ARMS JUST NEED TO BE FULL OF JOHN DRUITT.