Troubles test me
Time unrests me
But you kiss me
Get the best of me
Equal opportunity objectification…
He forgets she’s beautiful, sometimes, hard as people believe that to be possible. But she’s usually just Tasha, stabbing men to his left as he slams someone’s head against a counter to his right. Tasha, who refuses to buy the first round but will always buy the second. Tasha, who taught him the finer points of Olympic curling and falls asleep against his shoulder and throws his boots at him when she’s ready for him to go home after winning all her money at poker.
“Stop it,” she says.
“You’re pretty,” he replies.
“So are you,” she says, and they grin at each other, and she’s not beautiful anymore; she’s just Natasha, and the glint in her eyes is telling Clint it’s going to be one of those nights they’ll probably have to call for bail money.
He grins back and offers his arm.
(Well, nearly line by line)
In the aftermath of the Christmas Special, I find myself thinking a lot about the way Fellowes chose to write certain scenes. The more I ponder on them, the more I find the intricacies of his word choice and the structure of how he laid out Matthew and Mary’s story to be wonderfully nuanced and detailed with character truths. So many revelations came out in this episode, as well as a lot of scenes that fans had been anticipating for so long—the coming out of the scandal, Mary’s final sacking of Carlisle, to name a few. And while there were so many well-written scenes in this episode, for me personally, and quite thankfully, the most well-written scene in the whole Christmas Special was the proposal. I enjoy it for so many reasons. It had just the right amount of fluff and cheese to induce the sort of fangirl-squee heartswoon, but at the same time, it so brilliantly manages to capture the sincerity of these two characters, who they are, and where they are going. So thus, I share some of my opinions on these lines, decidedly based upon how I personally view the characters and their personal journeys.
How are they this adorable?
You must say it properly. I won’t answer unless you kneel down and everything.
Foods That Need To Get In Me Right Now | Waffles
Web preview for the Christmas special, includes some new scenes.
Originally @ ITV.com.
ETA. It’s unlisted now, so go ahead.
Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Of The Year Awards 2011 held at Banqueting House on November 3, 2011
Dan Stevens reads Jack and the Beanstalk; ovaries everywhere explode. (x)
AND POP GO MY OVARIES.