Edinburgh 1987 by sftrajan
Dexter in the beginning of the series: An interesting, complex character who has an urge to kill and claims to have no feelings, and yet he comes across as sympathetic and likable guy who makes a great brother, boyfriend and father figure. Despite his initial claim it becomes clear that he cares about (even loves) a few specific people in his life. Also, he’s super clever and charming and his thoughts are usually fascinating.
Noteworthy: Dexter kills his flesh and blood brother for the safety of his sister - chooses Deb over acceptance.
Dexter in the final season of the show: A boring, one-dimensional character who doesn’t seem to be that interested in killing and acknowledges he does have emotions. He comes across as extremely selfish, inconsiderate douche bag who is a terrible father and awful brother. In spite of him now claiming he’s capable of love, it’s beginning to look like he doesn’t love his family after all - he only cares about how they can be used for his benefit. All he is able to love is himself and his “perfect” serial killer girlfriend. He’s ridiculously dumb and pathetic and listening to his VO makes you groan and roll your eyes.
Noteworthy: Dexter wants to run off to Argentina with his girlfriend
who tried to kill his sister but let’s just ignore this because who wouldn’t want a HEA for Dexter…He doesn’t give a fuck about anything or anyone else - certainly not about the safety and well-being of his family.
What a beautiful journey, isn’t it?
Alison Mosshart for The Guardian (by Antonio Olmos)
suicidalmime said: hannah needs to gtfo
it’s just so… weird. I mean we’ve established that Dexter can love someone in a sort of closed-off way, despite them not knowing his secret (Rita) and that he’s capable of a different, more open relationship when he doesn’t have to keep secrets (Lumen, and to a certain extent Lila before she became deadly) but this is the man who killed his own brother (a blood relative who was “understood” him, and was basically giving him permission to live without rules), in the first season when he didn’t know for sure he was capable of loving anyone, to - among other things - protect his non-blood sister. Hannah really isn’t that different from Lila, in that she was willing to kill someone Dexter cared about to keep them together. Yet the way he acts with her… I feel like he’s going to start singing or something.
Despite all of his experiences, all of his personal codes and Harry’s/Vogel’s code, he’s willing to risk his relationship with Debra, and cart his son off to live with a killer (and a killer of convenience, who has no strict set of rules and is therefore unpredictable) for someone he’s had the least chemistry with of all the women he’s been romantically linked to. Including Lila.
the “doing nothing now”s turn into weeks turn into months turn into what am i doing with my life
I actually keep getting asks like this, probably once every few weeks. I’ve just been ignoring them so far, because I figured it was a question that didn’t reeeally need answering? But apparently not. Not to be rude, anon! It’s just, y’know, I haven’t posted anything One Direction related in about six months (aside from that one picture of Louis’s deer tattoo) so I figured it was sort of obvious. But, to be fair, I don’t think I’ve ever really talked about this publicly, so it makes sense that some people might be kind of wondering what the deal is.
Basically, no, I don’t! I mean, I don’t DISlike them, but I definitely wouldn’t describe myself as a fan anymore. I guess I’m still vaguely curious about some of the stuff they do (I still follow people who post about them), but as time goes on I feel like I’m caring less. It was just that the fandom was stressing me out, at first, and that made me take a step back, and then that resulted in me gradually losing interest over time. And honestly, I had a lot of fun in the fandom, but…I really, really needed to leave it. It was just way too much for me, in various ways. I never made any kind of announcement because at the time I started to back out, I didn’t know it was gonna be permanent, and by the time I realised it WAS, it felt a bit late to mention it and I was never comfortable with the idea of turning it into some big official thing…
But, yeah, that’s how it is. Anyone who’s still holding out hope that I might one day start blogging or writing fic about them again…it’s not gonna happen, I’m sorry! And I’m sorry if this response sounds harsh in any way - I still have some residual frustrations with my experience of the fandom, I guess, and it wasn’t exactly a clean break for me. :/
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