Do we have a Watch appreciation gifset yet? Also, I’d love to hear people’s headcanons about them!
clavisa replied to your post “Stealing this gif from borntofangirl1996’s post because omg. Please…”Is anyone else getting “as you wiiiiishhhh” from this scene?
YES YES ALL OF THE YES.
(What we’re obviously missing here is the shot that follows this of Balthazar tumbling down the hill after him.)
"OH MY DEAR SWEET PEDRO, WHAT HAVE I DONE!"
"My name is Ursula of Messina. You used too much shakycam. Prepare to die."
SOMEONE PLEASE FIC AN NMTD/PRINCESS BRIDE AU
First things first—the performances in the Boxx arc and yesterday’s conclusion were excellent. They really drew me in, with shoutouts to Joanna Sotomura and Tyra Colar in particular.
This arc has been, on the whole, a real step up for a decidedly uneven series. The quality of the writing, too, is in stark contrast to some of the low points of the show—e.g. the Izzy storyline that for the sake of ill-conceived ~drama suggested a controlling and abusive John Knightley, the frankly bizarre Caroline arc, etc.
But. (And there’s always a but with me, isn’t there…)
There’s been a lot of discussion recently about ‘An Ode’, and about the possible relationship between Balthazar and Pedro. Here’s a statement to clear some things up:
As you probably know, we filmed most of the series in January. Now we are able to add things to the story as we go, in the way that we edit the videos or if our actors are up for more filming (for example, the Q&A’s).
Reuben was inspired to write ‘An Ode’ after seeing anywhoozles post, which mentioned the line “Would he look good next to you?” and the title ‘An Ode to Pedro’, both of which Reuben used for the song. In no way did anywhoozles influence our characterisation of Balthazar, or put into our heads the idea of ‘Pedrazar’.
It was great that we could film the song and put it up; involving the fans, continuing filming, not to mention expanding on Balthazar, as we regret not giving him more screentime. When we make more videos, it’s to clarify points in the story we believe are unclear, or to add another dimension to the story we want to tell.
We will not go into more depth about our choices for the characters for the moment, as we do not want to spoil future plot points. We have thought, and continue to think, deeply about our characters and their story arcs. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask us. Be aware we may not answer ‘spoilery’ ones until we have finished releasing videos.
The Candle Wasters
Claris, Elsie, Minnie, and Sally
My read on this (strictly my read, ymmv) is that they didn’t quite realize that Pedrazar was going to be such a fantastic idea at first but now they are 100% on board with shipping it so they’re going to retcon it in (except not actually retcon, just from the perspective of filming).