“We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.”—Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (via wordsnquotes)
HIMYM FINALE SPOILER - SPINOFF THEORY: So the spinoff is How I Met Your Father and the star has already been cast - Greta Gerwig. In the HIMYM finale - the mother of Barney’s child was only referred to as 31. I saw multiple people on Twitter say that Barney is probably the father in the spinoff. That sounds about exactly right.
The showrunners will deny it all along, just like they denied that Robin and Ted would end up together. Yeah, yeah, now they’ll say that they only said Robin wasn’t the mother, but they quite clearly - in many interviews - tried to kill off the idea that Robin and Ted end up together ever.
In this case of the spinoff, if it’s not Barney - who gives a damn?
If they go and find someone incredible to be with Greta’s character - we’ll reserve loving that dude, because we’ll assume the showrunners will ruin it in some way (death, divorce, etc).
It’s *not* about wanting a happy ending. Ted is a guy who wants kids but the “love of his life” doesn’t want them. So the writers gave him another woman who gives him kids - and is a far better match for him than Robin, btw - and then she dies. Fine, life isn’t fair. I can accept her death.
But to go back to Robin? That’s where you lose me.
Tracy specifically encouraged Ted to not get stuck in his memories. And by returning - with a blue French horn - to a Robin who has reverted back to the place in her life where she has too many dogs to handle in a small NYC apt - he’s very specifically dishonoring the relationship he had with Tracy.
So that’s what bothered me about the HIMYM finale. It’s not about needing a happy ending or that real life isn’t fair. It’s about staying true to character. And I think Ted Mosby would have honored the love of his life by following her advice.
I learned how to drink champagne a while ago. But the way I like to drink champagne is I like to make what we call a Montana Cooler, where you buy a case of champagne and you take all the bottles out, and you take all the cardboard out, and you put a garbage bag inside of it, then you put all the bottles back in and then you cover it with ice, and then you wrap it up and you close it. And that will keep it all cold for a weekend and you can drink every single bottle. And the way I like to drink it in a big pint glass with ice. I fill it with ice and I pour the champagne in it, because champagne can never be too cold. And the problem people have with champagne is they drink it and they crash with it, because the sugar content is so high and you get really dehydrated. But if you can get the ice in it, you can drink it supremely cold and at the same time you’re getting the melting ice, so it’s like a hydration level, and you can stay at this great level for a whole weekend. You don’t want to crash. You want to keep that buzz, that bling, that smile.
i never understood the whole reaction towards mental illness where someone says “it’s all in your head” i feel like that statement is just as redundant as telling someone with pulmonary edema that “the fluid is all in your lungs” like yes. yeah thats exactly where it is get it out of there???
“Sometimes you’ll have some things, and sometimes you’ll have other things. And you do not need it all at once; it’s not good for you.”—Emma Thompson, anticipating her shitty luck this year. (via celiiia-streep)