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You can sacrifice and not love. But you cannot love and not sacrifice.
There it is again, that leaping after weighing the consequence. Lauren takes full measure of what is required and goes anyway. She always looks first and squares herself with the grey void; with the significance of relinquishment.
Bo’s panic and relief at her lover’s return was beautifully done; the emotions etched into the frames of each moment. Their love needs to have some deserving meaning at the end of all things.
A badly articulated but heartfelt ramble about Lost Girl below the cut.
This is one of the best explanations of why Lost Girl mattered… I’ve ever read. Read it and hug it.
Little!Lauren finds a crying Little!Bo and finds a way to fix it.
"Here," the skinny little blonde girl said as she took the butterfly out of the plastic pet keeper and handed it to the brunette.
“It’s alive!” Bo exclaimed as the cradled the fragile creature in her palms.
“I gave it a little sugar water. I guess it was thirsty,” Lauren said shyly, adjusting the oversized cap on her head.
“Thank you,” Bo smiled widely with her white baby teeth. “I thought for sure it was dead.” Her chin quivered when she remembered how the butterfly wouldn’t wake up.
“You shouldn’t cry, you know,” Lauren said. “Your dress is too pretty and your hair is too nice.” She offered a sincere grin.
“Well, um,” Bo said, tugging on her Sunday dress as she thought of an appropriate response to the tomboy’s compliment. “Um, I like your rain boots and I think you’re super smart.”
“I just read it in a book,” Lauren blushed. “I like science,” she mumbled into the cotton of her brother’s borrowed t-shirt.
The fandom sure knows how to make it better with emotional resonance. Thanks Know-err.
yumikuri hunger games au! - historia volunteers to feed her martyr complex, ymir volunteers to protect her. (i know this makes no logical sense but yes)
Anything is possible. I think as long as Kenzi is intact, Bo could go steady with whomever and no one would care as much. As an invested person in the show, I think her choosing not to chose is ok, but lacks character. We’ve watched Bo back and forth it for so long, or she just remains passive, that poly feels like a cheap continuation of the same level of Bo over other people’s feelings and motivations. Could Lauren and Dyson share her? Depends, and in the end Lauren will be the one to lose out because Dyson gets her now and Dyson gets her later. It’s a screwy, icky kind of power dynamic that wouldn’t make most people feel fulfilled or happy in the situation. As an audience reaction, Having Bo getting her cake and eating it too might work, but I wouldn’t respect Bo in the end. It’s another lame and passive thing.
Please refer to the stated reply previous—> “Does Bo still love Dyson? Yeah probably. Is Bo still in love with Dyson? I don’t think so.”
Do you see the difference? Does the show? *raises up hands and slowly walks away*
Well, that’s a good question anon. I think Season 4 was about rendering Dyson’s love for Bo to be shown on screen as equally effective as Lauren’s: cropping Lauren’s lines constantly, putting Dyson in the same situations, just made it seem like a tit for tat mechanism. Does Bo still love Dyson? Yeah probably. Is Bo still in love with Dyson? I don’t think so. Evidence speaks to the contrary, including her “turn me off instead of turning me on” statement when he “brought her back” from her darkness in the finale.
Lauren’s story and life path connections with Bo have always been stronger narrative-wise. It doesn’t make sense to keep trying to equate Dyson to Lauren, but the show is notorious for going with cheap gimmicks to keep the triangle going, no matter what the cost winds up being. In terms of season 4, the cost seemed too high.
If it’s Black’s turn to move, White may lose two or three options depending on actual placement. Chess mockups from stupid angles are fun and kinda iffy.
Yes. Yes I can. Brace yourself, it’ll be a bit long, and sorta snarky.
I’m going to use the 7th episode (La Fae Epoque) as my example, since it’s what I most recently watched.
Bo and Dyson get caught doing the nasty by the Una Mens. Dyson is about to be executed and Bo thinks it’s because of them sleeping together (because everything must be about Bo). After an interrogation, Bo learns that the world doesn’t revolve around her, and that Dyson did some messed up shit in the 1800’s, for which he will be executed. Bo isn’t exactly the brains of the group, but she knows who is. She goes to Lauren, who immediately figures out a way to prove Dyson’s innocence. Bo thinks Lauren would be hesitant to help Dyson, because she seems to think that Lauren working for the Dark means she wouldn’t give a shit about Dyson (SHE’S THE SAME PERSON - JUST FREE TO DO WHAT SHE WANTS NOW), but Lauren (being the precious angel with a heart of gold) says that Dyson is family and that’s she saved him before (see Season 3 finale) and will save him again.
Meanwhile, Hale’s political influence does nothing to free Dyson, and Kenzi gets caught trying to save Dyson and is about to be executed as well. So Dyson and Kenzi are sitting in a cage, waiting for Bo to save them. Now here is a slight repetition of Bo’s dawning, where Dyson has unwavering trust in Bo to save them, while Kenzi knows that Bo isn’t exactly punctual.
Bo is in Dyson’s memory, screwing everything with boobs and taking way too long to prove Dyson’s innocence (not entirely her fault, Dyson’s narrative takes a while). She’s late, and the Oracle leaves because if she stays longer, she’ll go insane. Bo gets caught up in the memory and is no longer doing anything to solve the real time problem, even deciding not to leave at all. Lauren, meanwhile, has been trying to piece together every nonsense word Bo is saying in her sleep, never losing sight of the bigger issue.
When Bo valiantly decides not to leave because she needs to prove that Dyson is innocent (Oh look! She remembers!), Lauren goes in herself, despite it being a much bigger danger to her than it would be to a Fae. She doesn’t expect to come back, and unlike Dyson, she doesn’t expect to be saved. She’s logical. She knows there isn’t supposed to be a way for her to come back. Dyson operates on blind faith, while Lauren is a woman of logic. So this is a completely selfless sacrifice she makes to save Bo, unlike what Dyson did with the Dawning. She does this to save Bo, and to save Dyson (whom she had been competing with for Bo’s affection for over 3 years now).
Once in Dyson’s subconscious, she spends the whole time trying to convince Bo to come back. Bo is upset over losing Lauren/Flora, so Lauren has to remind her that she still has Dyson to come back to. In their very long and very annoying little love triangle, she gives Bo to Dyson just so Bo could live. Bo listens to her and comes back to reality (and saves Lauren while she’s at it - no complaints with that. I don’t even care how, I’m just glad Lauren lives). Then they prove Dyson’s innocent, saving both him and Kenzi.
Ultimately, Lauren is the one who saves everyone immediately in danger (read: Dyson, Bo, and Kenzi), and no one recognizes that or thanks her in the end. And if you don’t think that’s complete bullshit, you need to watch that episode again.
Also, if this post came off as me angry at Bo - yeah. I am. I really am. Bo you fucking dumbass - how can you not understand how much Lauren loves you?