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On the final season announcement

hellyeahomeland:

I’ve been operating under the assumption that season eight was the final season for a long time… years maybe? Despite the wishy-washy nature of Claire’s late spring press, I remained convinced that season eight was the last one. Still, I nervously refreshed Twitter through my spotty connection on the subway home. I knew that if Showtime was going to announce the final season, they’d do it at the TCAs today. And I knew that nothing was set in stone and 100% final until it came from Nevins himself.

I’m feeling a wave of emotions right now, despite having had so long to prepare for this announcement.

I’m happy that the show gets to end on its own terms and that Showtime and Fox had the wherewithal to let Alex and Claire decide when it was time to go.

I’m relieved that the end is in sight and that I myself will be able to close this chapter of my life in just over a year. 

And I’m sad, too. Sad because this space and this show have been a strange sort of anchor in my life for a really long time, a constant through college graduation, new jobs, a few cross-country moves, and new relationships and opportunities. It has been a comfort through the ups and downs of real life. I could probably never articulate how grateful I am for it and for the people it’s brought into my life. And while I know those people will still be there when this show is gone, the idea of this space growing darker and slower does make me feel anxious and a little bit mournful.

Like the show, nothing around here is getting canceled. Rather, it’s all just coming to its natural conclusion. In the beginning, no one was really listening. In the end, and because life is strange and mysterious like that, no one may be again.

But before I knew how to do much of anything around here–before I could make ok-looking gifs, before I understood how to edit podcasts, before I knew HTML and CSS and Photoshop–this space was here. A space where I could click “New post” and just write, where my voice could be uniquely, unabashedly mine. Maybe it would reach a few people, maybe it wouldn’t. But it was my home. And, like a real home, the assurance that it would be there for me to come back to has meant more to me than I could ever say. It’s been freeing in ways I can’t describe. I’ll really miss that.

Thanks for coming along for the ride, and cheers to a final go-round.

❤️😘

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hellyeahomeland:

#PQRemembranceDay | HYH + FMRF honor PQ, one year later
A Case for the White Shirt of Hotness: I know what you guys are thinking. First, “Sara, this is what you want to remember about Peter Quinn?!” To that I’ll say, there are so many things to love about Quinn, and it was hard to choose. On a day meant to celebrate his character, and after a year that was so dark in many respects, I wanted to talk about something that made me happy–that made me smile. This is when he first started to become Carrie’s partner. And that’s how I’ll always remember him. 

Second, “the navy shirt is where it’s at.” Let me tell you why the white shirt should take over. First, look at that pose! He is bringing sassy, “one hand on the hip” realness. Second, it shows all the wrinkles better. Quinn wouldn’t be Quinn without those endearing shirt wrinkles. Third, he left the top few buttons undone. Just enough skin. Y’all get what I’m saying? –Sara (@carriemathison)

I absolutely love this post! So great, Sara! 🙌🏻 But I will always be a navy shirt of hotness girl myself! 🤣🔥👨🏻

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findmyrupertfriend:

#PQRememberanceDay | FMRF + HYH honor Peter Quinn, one year later 
When I first knew Quinn fell for Carrie: This scene in S3E5 “The Yoga Play” is basically Quinn telling Carrie he loves her. His love and adoration are written all over his face. It’s fully present in his voice. This is when I knew Quinn loved Carrie and would eventually die for her. 

– Laura (@lalalarrr)

Beautiful and meaningful choice. And the shirt as bonus.

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hellyeahomeland:

#PQRemembranceDay | HYH + FMRF honor PQ, one year later
↳ The later seasons’ drama sometimes makes me forget how sassy, sarcastic and even funny Quinn could be. So this is what I’d like to remember today as well. –Frangi (@frangipaniflower001)

Lucky me, I was allowed to post two sets, one for each blog.

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PQRemembranceDay ︱FMRF + HYH honor PQ, one year later
↳ I want to remember how Quinn always pushed Carrie to have Franny’s best interest at heart.  Whether he was riding her about accepting a post where she couldn’t bring dependents, or making her re-do the video so that it really seemed like she was dead, Quinn focused on Franny’s well-being and helped Carrie to be a better mother.

I also loved how he was a completely unconventional action hero.  He defied typical expectations by being introspective, sensitive, and caring. He seemed to be affected by the violence he committed.  Most amazingly, he became weak and disabled in Season 6, yet still managed to investigate the spying neighbor, followed him, and eventually killed him in revenge for Astrid.  I miss him so much! — Inchy (@inchbyinch68)

Beautiful sentiments @inchbyinch68. So much to love about who the character was and what he represented. Well said. ❤️

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findmyrupertfriend:

PQRemembranceDay ︱FMRF + HYH honor PQ, one year later
↳ I want to remember how Quinn always pushed Carrie to have Franny’s best interest at heart.  Whether he was riding her about accepting a post where she couldn’t bring dependents, or making her re-do the video so that it really seemed like she was dead, Quinn focused on Franny’s well-being and helped Carrie to be a better mother.

I also loved how he was a completely unconventional action hero.  He defied typical expectations by being introspective, sensitive, and caring. He seemed to be affected by the violence he committed.  Most amazingly, he became weak and disabled in Season 6, yet still managed to investigate the spying neighbor, followed him, and eventually killed him in revenge for Astrid.  I miss him so much! — Inchy (@inchbyinch68)

Beautiful words.

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#PQRemembranceDay | FMRF + HYH honor Peter Quinn, one year later
It’s been a year since I got up at 2 am at night, clutching my sleeping baby to my chest after he fell asleep again after his feeding, and watched episode 6.12 together with my friends all over the world. Ironically, we met in the wake of Quinn’s first death and a year ago we watched him dying again, this time not alone but together. I am beyond grateful for these friendships and how they enrich my life everyday. And when I have my occasional bout of grief or anger (or both) it’s the friendship and the joy of writing I think about – and how lucky I am to have found both.

I feel like I laid it all out there so many times in all my fics, all what I wanted for Quinn, and for him and Carrie together, so there’s not much left to say I haven’t said yet.

Five seasons, five gifs, five iconic scenes, burnt into our minds and hearts – what a journey, and I am glad that we all are still here together, celebrating this once in a lifetime character and his legacy.

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hellyeahomeland:

#PQRemembranceDay | HYH + FMRF honor PQ, one year later
5 seasons with Peter Quinn: You know, it was not easy for me. There are too many, too many great gifs of Peter F*CKING Quinn. That’s why I took those 45 to celebrate him today! From the good old days in season two to wasted season six. – Julie (@go-jessica-jones)

45 Quinns!

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hellyeahomeland:

#PQRemembranceDay | HYH + FMRF honor PQ, one year later
5 seasons with Peter Quinn: You know, it was not easy for me. There are too many, too many great gifs of Peter F*CKING Quinn. That’s why I took those 45 to celebrate him today! From the good old days in season two to wasted season six. – Julie (@go-jessica-jones)

What an amazing job you did on this, Julie @go-jessica-jones ! Thank you!! 😘😘😘

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findmyrupertfriend:

#PQRemembranceDay | FMRF + HYH honor Peter Quinn, one year later
It’s been a year since I got up at 2 am at night, clutching my sleeping baby to my chest after he fell asleep again after his feeding, and watched episode 6.12 together with my friends all over the world. Ironically, we met in the wake of Quinn’s first death and a year ago we watched him dying again, this time not alone but together. I am beyond grateful for these friendships and how they enrich my life everyday. And when I have my occasional bout of grief or anger (or both) it’s the friendship and the joy of writing I think about – and how lucky I am to have found both.

I feel like I laid it all out there so many times in all my fics, all what I wanted for Quinn, and for him and Carrie together, so there’s not much left to say I haven’t said yet.

Five seasons, five gifs, five iconic scenes, burnt into our minds and hearts – what a journey, and I am glad that we all are still here together, celebrating this once in a lifetime character and his legacy.

Beautiful words, Frangi. So grateful for our community of wonderful people. It’s the silver lining in all of this. 💞💞💞