Obsessed girl is obsessed

chicklikemeblog:

Someone fixed it. 

If we do the same with Robin/Barney divorce and the baby, it’s a good finale ;P

As Lily said to Ted, I now say to #HIMYM: I’m glad that goodbye was so creepy because now I won’t miss you.
Friend of a friend on Facebook. (via whatswithtodaytoday)

eleanor-max:

…basically…

this is EXACLY how i feel!
the-flight-risk:

I started HIMYM way back in 2005 with the pilot episode and fell in love instantly.

I stuck with it over the years, pushing it on my friends and family like others might push drugs and alcohol.

I grew to love and identify with the characters- seeing them at their highs

and their lows.

I enthusiastically tuned in weekly for the first few seasons- and stood vigil in wait during the writers’ strike. 



I…more hesitantly, trudged onward during the increasingly questionable seasons,







with hope for the inevitable “rally!” that was no doubt just around the corner. 

And despite the fact that the series was becoming more and more questionable with time-

those few sturdy, solid, plot-laden episodes kept me hooked and hoping-


and much as the stalwart Captain of a grand vessel, I was prepared to go down with the ship. 

And it seems that I have. 

Granted, like most, I was all for Ted and Robin at the beginning of the series- with the blue french horn and the speeches and the will they wont they. 

But around “Zip, Zip, Zip” 
( The One Where Robin Suits Up)
I started to get fuzzy feelings for Barnman and Robin that only increased over time as we witnessed their character development along with Ted and Robin’s multiple fallouts.

I don’t know, after it being so clearly highlighted and underlined over and over again that The Mother was The One and that this story was about The Mother and that Robin was most certainly not her- every relapse on Ted’s end just left me going


So needless to say that when the mother finally DOES pop up onto the scene- and is wonderful and lovable in every way shape and form

I became overjoyed that finally we would see the lovestory that had been anticipated for nine years - only for the writer to…well

I should have seen it coming! 
In fact- early on they spelled it out for us- even earlier than Marshall and Lily’s bet- back when Marshall had spoken about how he only ever…pleasured himself when thinking about lily. Specifically- the only way he could ever think about another woman would be if he created a long elaborate fantasy in which Lily died and after mourning her for an acceptable amount of time, he could then feel free to jump on the hot girl he wanted to fantasize about. 

Sound familiar?

The fact that they would spend this entire time building up to it (along with spending an entire season trying to talk us back into boarding S.S Barney and Robin) they decide to pull this copout- either because they stubbornly refused to alter their original plan in order to adapt to how their character’s have grown. -or, they just took the easy way out in order to try and appease the entire fanbase. 
Well whatever it was

and I really only have one thing to say to you:

this is EXACLY how i feel!

the-flight-risk:

I started HIMYM way back in 2005 with the pilot episode and fell in love instantly.

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I stuck with it over the years, pushing it on my friends and family like others might push drugs and alcohol.

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I grew to love and identify with the characters- seeing them at their highs

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and their lows.

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I enthusiastically tuned in weekly for the first few seasons- and stood vigil in wait during the writers’ strike. 

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I…more hesitantly, trudged onward during the increasingly questionable seasons,

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with hope for the inevitable “rally!” that was no doubt just around the corner. 

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And despite the fact that the series was becoming more and more questionable with time-

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those few sturdy, solid, plot-laden episodes kept me hooked and hoping-

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and much as the stalwart Captain of a grand vessel, I was prepared to go down with the ship. 

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And it seems that I have. 

image

Granted, like most, I was all for Ted and Robin at the beginning of the series- with the blue french horn and the speeches and the will they wont they. 

image

But around “Zip, Zip, Zip” 

( The One Where Robin Suits Up)image

I started to get fuzzy feelings for Barnman and Robin that only increased over time as we witnessed their character development along with Ted and Robin’s multiple fallouts.

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I don’t know, after it being so clearly highlighted and underlined over and over again that The Mother was The One and that this story was about The Mother and that Robin was most certainly not her- every relapse on Ted’s end just left me going

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So needless to say that when the mother finally DOES pop up onto the scene- and is wonderful and lovable in every way shape and form

image

I became overjoyed that finally we would see the lovestory that had been anticipated for nine years - only for the writer to…well

image

I should have seen it coming! 

In fact- early on they spelled it out for us- even earlier than Marshall and Lily’s bet- back when Marshall had spoken about how he only ever…pleasured himself when thinking about lily. Specifically- the only way he could ever think about another woman would be if he created a long elaborate fantasy in which Lily died and after mourning her for an acceptable amount of time, he could then feel free to jump on the hot girl he wanted to fantasize about. 

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Sound familiar?

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The fact that they would spend this entire time building up to it (along with spending an entire season trying to talk us back into boarding S.S Barney and Robin) they decide to pull this copout- either because they stubbornly refused to alter their original plan in order to adapt to how their character’s have grown. -or, they just took the easy way out in order to try and appease the entire fanbase. 

Well whatever it was

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and I really only have one thing to say to you:

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And I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more

lorahohday:

Just to be the fan who walked a thousand miles to punch Craig Thomas and Carter Bays in the fucking face.

So from henceforth until forever, the phrase “jumped the shark” shall be replaced with “met the Mother”.

"Did you see New Show last night?" "Don’t get me started. Season one was good, but last episode it totally met the Mother."

mariamwatt, in the comments section of the Time’s review of HIMYM finale. (via capleesi)

lovetheblazer:

I think the part of the HIMYM finale that I’m the most upset by is how they ruined the promise of the relationship between Ted and The Mother, something we’ve been building to for nine years. It’s literally in the title. When we first see Ted in the pilot, he’s young and a hopeless romantic who believes in the idea of love but has no understanding of what true love is. He’s latches on to the instant attraction and chemistry with each new girl and throws himself into the relationship head first. Marshall literally sums it all up in the finale when he says “Why does he keep doing this? He meets them, he likes them way too much and goes way too big too soon and ends up blowing it. I can’t take this anymore. He’s fallen in love so many times.” It’s all about the speeches and big romantic gestures but it always falls flat because Ted falls in love with the idea of these women, not the women themselves. He doesn’t see them as individuals with hopes and dreams and desires and insecurities and flaws. He projects what he’s been searching for onto the women and then over time, the scales are lifted from his eyes. That’s when he starts to see the real woman underneath and he often runs screaming in the opposite direction. We saw it first with Robin, then Victoria, Stella, and Zoe. All these women were important to Ted and I’m sure he had genuine feelings for them, but his brain was always searching for the fairytale romance that he’d imagined for himself, full of the signs and destiny and little coincidences that he always thought would lead him to the one.

The Mother’s own story also goes along with this theme, especially throughout “How Your Mother Met Me.” She’s basically introduced as someone who already had her one great love story with Max and now isn’t even sure what the future holds for her. She breaks up with a great guy because while she knows she needs to move on, she also knows it’s not going to be with him. She goes to Barney and Robin’s wedding with an open heart, but also zero expectations. Ted walks into the wedding in much the same place. He’s ready to move forward with his life in Chicago and he’s passes on the first chance to meet The Mother even as she at first glance is so many of the things Ted’s always said he wanted in a woman. Ted’s been trying too hard and caring too much all along and that’s his fatal flaw (also one of the things that makes him so endearing as a character, but that’s a separate post). So of course, it’s when he finally gets out of his own way that he finds the right woman at last. Through their first conversation, we find out just how much the fates had been conspiring all along to bring them together and how they both found each other at precisely the moment where both of them are finally ready for real, grown up love and all the complications and messiness that comes along with it.

And if the story had just ended there, it would have been a beautiful story. It would have showed incredible character development for Ted and paid off the natural, easy chemistry that Josh Radnor and Cristin Milioti have together. I even thought some of the little glimpses of their future together were nice and seemed to fit the theme of adult, imperfect love. I liked that they showed them getting pregnant in the midst of planning the fairytale wedding (of Ted’s dreams, let’s be real) because it’s realistic and could happen to anyone but also because it fit the theme of Ted’s dreams vs. reality. He spent years trying to find a wife and then it took him seven years and two children before he got to officially tie the knot, in a casual Thursday wedding that was the very opposite of his grandiose plans at the start.

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himym fandom before the finale: omg, this is gonna be so sad :(((
himym fandom after the finale: WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT PIECE OF SHIT