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willastyrells replied to your post “a non-comprehensive review of the season premier of the good wife…”

SOOOOO INTO IT. from an entirely shallow perspective mgoode looks good cocky. as does jmargs. take that how u will.

this is just like a really new dimension of their relationship we, and, quite frankly, they, haven’t seen before and probably did not expect? esp considering where they started, ie will’s death. it was all about support and palpable solemness. like, they’ve really never seen each other in court and the time finn has, alicia was batting for him and it’s probably v diff when you’re on the other side of alicia’s full force and vice versa. from the brief time we saw finn in court that wasn’t coloured by will’s death, he was pretty fucking cocky (like. he gave a name partner of one of the biggest firms in chicago a How to Lawyer book. that’s. that’s kind of crazy considering he’s some no name prosecutor who’s new in town).

like, they’ve met and become friends, but they’ve never met their lawyer selves, you know? and i think it surprising us and them how hot it apparently is.

the best part is you don’t have to read their interactions as super flirty, there’s just a lot of chemistry there! (and for all that she likes finn, alicia doesn’t move that fast anyway, i feel).

but it was a great moment of reassessment for both of them. alicia is seeing finn in his area of expertise for the first time and she likes it (after all, alicia’s fave type of person is confident and competent), despite the dire consequences. finn probably has an idea of just how much mileage alicia gets out of people underestimating her (or her ruthlessness) and is doing his best to avoid doing the same.

they’re negotiating professional boundaries because their friendship means something to both of them, but now they’ll both have to start doing that mental ranking to see how that will stack up against all the other things they both care about. despite the trying circumstances (“bad timing”) of all of their previous interactions, i suspect they’re both invested.

and honestly, if down the road that’s flipped into slow burn romance? well, i certainly won’t object, i just want more plausibility. and a great way to do that is a budding friendship.

yesss, this renegotiations of their relationship in general is going to be amazing to watch and i think finn was expecting it a bit earlier than alicia if just because he knew he was going to be the ASA on cary’s case and exactly how severe they were planning on pursuing them. like the scene where they enter the bail hearing and finn tells here he’s the ASA and alicia’s just like, ‘What fun!’ and finn’s answers are just these more and more awkward ‘….yeah’s (a scene i became increasingly familiar w/ bc i gif-ed it for that cary & the shrooms set. which is my greatest achievement). and he’s already buckling down for this inevitable renegotiation but he definitely did not expect that comment about his sister (i legit said SNAP out loud bc i am a caricature of a human being). 

and yeaaaa i am totes jumping the gun in the boning dept because i am weak, but it indeed goes w/o saying that i require more foundation in their relationship that doesn’t revolve around Will’s death and the fallout of it. esp considering there wasn’t any time jumps between the s5 finale and the s6 premier. 

needless to say, I AM SUPER PUMPED FOR THIS SEASON WITH SERIES REGULAR MATTHEW GOODE.

Well, their relationship sprung from something truly tragic. And their interactions since then have been a series of small kindnesses and weird accidental revelations. There’s a level of comfort to them already that’s unusual and almost… backwards. Like Finn visiting Alicia as she sat in her bed after Will’s death and asking her if she wanted to talk about it because while some people just say that he actually means it? And the look she gave him then as if he’d said she’d grown another head. Even Peter thought they were boning when he left, it wasn’t sexual energy, it was intimacy. There’s been a lot of openness between them that’s not the norm with strangers. She hasn’t had that with anyone we’ve seen on the show. No knock on Will or Peter but with both of them there were so many things held back, so many things to lie about.

I’m not sure how them being at cross purposes is going to affect their relationship other than introducing tension and that yes, that tension will lead to bonage.

I too am weak.

yesss intimacy is the perfect characterization of it, kicked off by the fact that their first meeting is with alicia essentially still in shock and finn high as a kite.

and i mean, for me, the tension and the renegotiation’s going to affect their relationship because it’ll shed some light on how untrue the image of ‘saint alicia’ is. like, alicia is not always the paradigm of legal integrity, you know? or even a ~good person, least of all a saint. she’s entirely willing to work in grey areas of the law and defend it even though its clearly questionable. and i love her for that. and i dont think that this will change their relationship completely, but where it used to be defined by this sense of openness, boundaries are going to be drawn and redrawn. i think they’re going to seriously reevaluate their friendship/relationship because they do not pull their punches in court at all. 

Also

if it’s not clear yet, i’m not over the good wife and probably never will be. i’m gonna pretend like i understand if you’re not into it, so PSA, i do tag it as ‘tgw’ because i am lazy. 

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willastyrells:

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mann, idk at what point of this show’s history it got the label of like, ~ur mom and ur grandma’s show~ which is the consensus i get when i try to get other ppl to watch it. because the good wife is probably one of the better shows that i watch that handles consequences and fallout (still waiting on that fallout for cary tbh. like, kalinda’s a goddamn saint for even taking his call in the beginning of the ep and i sincerely hope it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle). but yea, if your mom’s watching this and you’re not, i’d rather hang w/ your mom tbh~

Among my friends it’s always the “old rich white Upper East Siders show” and I cannot get them to give it a shot. IT MAKES ME CRAZY. It’s so gooooood.

All I can do is keep talking about it and posting gif sets of Julianna Marguiles doing 1001 variations of her you simple face and Matthew Goode looking like the world’s sexiest woodland fawn and hope that at least a couple of my readers cave.

one of my dearest friend finally caved and watched after like. two years of my arguments and harping. she got to Dramatics You Honor yesterday I think after binging for 2 weeks or so. BUT! i clearly remember her texting me that she didn’t realize that the show was about Alicia Florrick, Lawyer Extraordinaire. and I was like, what did you think the show was about? just her getting cheated on for five seasons by Mr. Big??? and she gave me a very tentative yes. but she’s hooked now and i’m just happy we can move on from this dark period in our friendship of her not watching tgw.

i have successfully convinced 2 friends to watch the TGW irl and they both are absolutely hooked. but they too had no idea what the show was about beyond the “alicia is cheated on by her husband” thing.

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don’t these tags tell you something guys???? the promo for this show when it first started really fucked it over imo. i remember clearly the entire promo for the show (on aus tv) centered around alicia slapping peter in the first episode. WHICH IS RIDIC, AND IS ABOUT 5 MINUTES OF THE FIRST EP TOTAL! the biggest problem this show has is that people have no idea what it’s really about. and it’s doubly disadvantaged because only “ughh procedural law drama?” leaks through beyond that.

i always emphasize to people that the cheating scandal is just a setup for this epic journey the main character goes through, all about identity and power and gaining independence. and despite being a law procedural in it’s bare bones, it’s also got an AMAZING sense of character growth arcs and continuity and is absolutely ready to blow up it’s COTW structure if required. on top of which, ALL YOUR FAVES HAVE BEEN ON THIS SHOW, there are so many great, complex, female characters, it touches on topics like privilege, ethics and politics, and incorporates normally difficult/boring things like technology or children pretty damn well. (and i would say some of the best sex scenes. suck it hbo. er.) i want to say something for diversity within the show but the show does have some issues there. i will say that the writers are likely aware of that at least.

and the absolute kicker is, the show actually makes me understand why alicia chooses the things she does. i may (at times vehemently) disagree with her, but i always understand why. it is a show that is feminist; not because its female characters are always right or being badass b*ches, but because it is unafraid to show women in realistic, messy complexity! the story is always about alicia, but that doesn’t mean that she always has to be right or good. it’s a freedom afforded to male characters, but hardly seen in female characters. the show deeply respects it’s main character and her desires and choices (and the integrity of her characterization) and that is why it is one of the most riveting dramas on tv right now.

also, hot people. like, hella hot people in gorgeous power suits.

ALL OF THIS AND YES. INDEED. ALL YOUR FAVES HAVE BEEN IN THIS SHOW. the guest stars are insanely good w/ insanely great characters.

willastyrells:

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willastyrells replied to your post “a non-comprehensive review of the season premier of the good wife…”

SOOOOO INTO IT. from an entirely shallow perspective mgoode looks good cocky. as does jmargs. take that how u will.

this is just like a really new dimension of their relationship we, and, quite frankly, they, haven’t seen before and probably did not expect? esp considering where they started, ie will’s death. it was all about support and palpable solemness. like, they’ve really never seen each other in court and the time finn has, alicia was batting for him and it’s probably v diff when you’re on the other side of alicia’s full force and vice versa. from the brief time we saw finn in court that wasn’t coloured by will’s death, he was pretty fucking cocky (like. he gave a name partner of one of the biggest firms in chicago a How to Lawyer book. that’s. that’s kind of crazy considering he’s some no name prosecutor who’s new in town).

like, they’ve met and become friends, but they’ve never met their lawyer selves, you know? and i think it surprising us and them how hot it apparently is.

the best part is you don’t have to read their interactions as super flirty, there’s just a lot of chemistry there! (and for all that she likes finn, alicia doesn’t move that fast anyway, i feel).

but it was a great moment of reassessment for both of them. alicia is seeing finn in his area of expertise for the first time and she likes it (after all, alicia’s fave type of person is confident and competent), despite the dire consequences. finn probably has an idea of just how much mileage alicia gets out of people underestimating her (or her ruthlessness) and is doing his best to avoid doing the same.

they’re negotiating professional boundaries because their friendship means something to both of them, but now they’ll both have to start doing that mental ranking to see how that will stack up against all the other things they both care about. despite the trying circumstances (“bad timing”) of all of their previous interactions, i suspect they’re both invested.

and honestly, if down the road that’s flipped into slow burn romance? well, i certainly won’t object, i just want more plausibility. and a great way to do that is a budding friendship.

yesss, this renegotiations of their relationship in general is going to be amazing to watch and i think finn was expecting it a bit earlier than alicia if just because he knew he was going to be the ASA on cary’s case and exactly how severe they were planning on pursuing them. like the scene where they enter the bail hearing and finn tells here he’s the ASA and alicia’s just like, ‘What fun!’ and finn’s answers are just these more and more awkward ‘….yeah’s (a scene i became increasingly familiar w/ bc i gif-ed it for that cary & the shrooms set. which is my greatest achievement). and he’s already buckling down for this inevitable renegotiation but he definitely did not expect that comment about his sister (i legit said SNAP out loud bc i am a caricature of a human being). 

and yeaaaa i am totes jumping the gun in the boning dept because i am weak, but it indeed goes w/o saying that i require more foundation in their relationship that doesn’t revolve around Will’s death and the fallout of it. esp considering there wasn’t any time jumps between the s5 finale and the s6 premier. 

needless to say, I AM SUPER PUMPED FOR THIS SEASON WITH SERIES REGULAR MATTHEW GOODE.

paul-von-hindenburg asked: Who would win in a fistfight, Marx or Lenin?

friendshipandlabor:

This is the purpose of historical materialism. This is what everything’s been about. Let’s get to it. 

Alright I googled “Vladimir Lenin height and weight” and got directed to this guardian article. Assuming this information is true (I know, it’s The Guardian), Lenin was 5’5”, 165 lbs. I tried googling for Marx’s height/weight but didn’t find any direct results. However, one Yahoo Answers user described him as being of “average height” and referred to this website which posted the following quote: 

Marx greatly impressed as all. He was of medium height, broad-shouldered, powerful in build, and vigorous in his movements. His forehead was high and finely shaped, his hair thick and pitch-black, his gaze piercing. Marx was a born leader of the people. His speech was brief, convincing and compelling in its logic. He never said a superfluous word; every sentence contained an idea and every idea was an essential link in the chain of his argument.

So Marx was definitely medium height. We should then be able to reasonably infer his height from looking at whatever that medium height was, right? According to these definitely infallible statistics provided by ChaCha, the average height and weight for a man in the 1840’s was 5’6” and 140-160 lbs. So let’s say Marx was 5’6” and 160. He has an inch on Lenin, but concedes five pounds. What’s more significant here? Is an inch worth more or less than five pounds in weight? I can’t answer this right now, I’m only on the second chapter of Capital

Here’s a description of Lenin on his wikipedia article

Concerned with physical fitness, he took regular exercise,[243] enjoyed cycling, swimming, and shooting,[244] also developed a passion for mountain walking in the Swiss peaks.

So Lenin kept in shape. 

Unfortunately, “broad-shouldered and powerful in build” is much vaguer than that. I do feel comfortable asserting that Lenin would definitely win a fight against Marx with a gray beard. Young Marx vs Prime Lenin would be a good contest.

But here’s what really matters: Mao was 5’10” and 190 (according to this site which otherwise just slanders him) and worked on his father’s farm in youth, walked a shit ton and loved to swim. He has 4/5 inches and 25/30 pounds on them. Mao would wreck them both and this is why Maoism is the necessary development of Marxism-Leninism.

116 vs. 601: In the first season the first one with Bishop was an episode called “Fleas” and the concept was that someone tells the lawyers “when you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas.” I think now we’re seeing the fleas come to roost, if that’s not a bad mixing of metaphor. - Robert King (x)

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willastyrells asked: book meme: 1, 2, 23, 40.

1. What was the last book you read?
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukus! also I guess also pretty much all of the previous Black Widow titles because I was looking for this one particular information and I was like. meh, may as well. bc i am a giant nerd.

2. Was it a good one?
i almost answered this up there but god yessss. it’s about a serial killer who has to travel through time and kill these v specific girls to be able to continue traveling and the one girl who was like. fuck that noise.

23. Which book do you wish had a sequel?
The City & The City by China Mieville. like, not even a direct sequel, bc the story itself is a detective story and wrapped up nicely. i just want a sequel to continue the world building which was pretty fantastic. the book is about these two cities that exist on top of each other and nothing but social norms are stopping them from acknowledging each other. and not like, exist next to each other with weird borders like those cities in the netherlands and belgium, like. literally on top of each other and the borders are just on this side of arbitrary and the biggest taboo is looking at/acknowledging someone from the other city. but yea the plot is basically kicked off when they find the body of a student from one city in the other. IT’S CRAZY AND I LOVED IT AND I WANT MORE. 

40. Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
hrmmmm. i can do like. ambient public place noise, but not like one specific television. i can also listen to music when i’m out and read at the same time, but when i’m in a quiet room, i really cant???? idk i get distracted and i just wanna listen to music. im weak.

willastyrells replied to your post “god i know it wanst the actual ichabod, but i need more life affirming…”

even evil knows they gotta make it realistic. and that apparently means sappy as hell.

i think we all know evil ships it and because they were taking wayy too long, evil wrote a self-insert fic with it as ichabod.

jackdonaghy:

my otp has finally been reunited

lamardeuse:

WHY DOES THIS NOT HAVE 1,000,000 NOTES.

lamardeuse:

WHY DOES THIS NOT HAVE 1,000,000 NOTES.

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