Posts Tagged ‘ deacon & rayna ’

WALLPAPER: Back Together Again (Nashville)

Believing

Well, the season is young, but I’ve really been enjoying the revamped Nashville so far. I remember being devastated when the show was cancelled back in April or May or whenever it was, which is odd considering how unhappy I was with the direction of the show at the time (I think there are still like 6 episodes of last season that I just didn’t bother watching and probably never will) but I really loved everything the new showrunners and writers were saying and thought they deserved a chance to turn it around. But I got over my disappointment quickly, as I tend to do. Even before CMT officially saved the series, I’d made peace with the fact that it was never coming back, that we were stuck with this incredibly rushed attempt to tie all the loose ends back together. Or in Juliette’s case, the eternal limbo of a series finale with a cliffhanger ending. So when the good news came, it just felt like we were getting something extra on top of what we’d already had, a revival of sorts except with no time lost in between the two parts. And for the most part, I feel uninvested now. I’m just free to enjoy what seems almost like a completely new show to me, one where characters are behaving how I’ve always thought they would behave. It’s fantastic.

But the important thing is, we have new promo pics! I have been waiting ages for this. There were almost too many. I couldn’t choose. I wanted to make more Nashville wallpapers! The fact is I just don’t have much time anymore, so it probably won’t happen any time soon. This one is a love letter of sorts to everything I love about the show.

Next: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Friday Night Lights. Several other things on my list.

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WALLPAPER: Some Will Burn Bright (Nashville)

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Well, it’s certainly been a ride, hasn’t it? Barring some Hail Mary miracle, Nashville will be coming to an end tonight. I can’t quite believe this all started 8 months ago for me. There I was, late at night, innocently re-watching old Whose Line clips on YouTube like I had done so many times before for the past 10 years. How was I to know that it would somehow lead me to something entirely different? I was completely blindsided by this show, and especially by these two characters (and the actors who portray them) depicted here. Sometimes I wish I could do it all over again, properly this time, instead of watching clips out of order and out of context.

There is so much I want to say that I couldn’t possibly cover it in this one post. I’m thankful to Chip for helping me discover a show and a slew of music I never would’ve given a chance otherwise. I’m angry at some of the people behind the scenes who did not allow this show to live up to its potential, for whatever the reason. I hope another network will take a chance on it and the new showrunners’ vision because I think the fans and especially everyone who has poured their heart and soul into this project, deserve a proper ending. In the past, 3 of my favorite shows (Roswell, Damages, The Killing) have been saved following cancellation, so I don’t think the situation is entirely hopeless. The key difference, however, is that all three of those shows were still great at the time they were cancelled…they just lacked the necessary viewership. But regardless of what happens, you haven’t seen the last of me regarding this couple. I am certain you will still find new Nashville wallpapers on this blog long after it’s over. (This particular wallpaper was originally supposed to include the whole main cast, but suffice it to say I couldn’t find the motivation. Sorry.)

2016 Fan Art Challenge: 37/52

Next: I’m actually not sure. It will definitely either be something new for my final ATLAS series, or something for Bates Motel.

WALLPAPER: It Took Us A Long While (Nashville)

Desktop wallpaper featuring Rayna &Deacon from Nashville

The first, and probably not the last, Nashville wedding wallpaper. I still haven’t seen the whole episode, but I’m sure it’s as beautiful as all the images are. However, there is so much wrong with this show. Deacon & Maddie’s relationship was one of the best parts of the series. Now we’re probably in the last season, and they’ve totally ruined that despite Maddie finally getting all she ever wanted. Also, will Deacon & Rayna ever write and perform together this season? Even though they have talked about doing that again more than once? Doesn’t seem like it. I’m starting to realize that back when they weren’t together, having them write/sing together was a surefire way to create tension. Now that they’re married, there’s no such tension there, so of course the show won’t go there.

Anyway, the Normero wedding tonight! Two of my ships getting married in the span of one week? When is the last time that happened? (Answer: Never.) Doesn’t really matter, since neither union will likely be happy for long. But let’s enjoy this while it lasts.

FANFIC: Off the Record (Nashville)

Summary: The summer after their wedding, Rayna & Deacon finally write that new album together, but as always the best songs are the ones that the rest of the world will never hear.

(So sorry about the huge font. I don’t have time to fix this now.)

They’re writing together again, and it’s been a long time coming.

In the grand scheme of their careers and their lives, one little song may not seem like the greatest accomplishment, but to Rayna and Deacon, it feels like everything. For one thing, it’s been forever. When they’d first gotten back together for good, they’d both thought that if he came out of surgery alive—and he would, he had to—their new life as a family would look just like this. That big house filled to every corner with nothing but love and music. Impromptu jam sessions before bed a couple nights a week, sometimes with the girls, sometimes without. Of course, the harsh reality those first few months was that they didn’t see as much of each other as they’d hoped to. Deacon was grieving over his late sister, down in Natchez with Scarlett for a week. Then, Rayna was at the studio 24/7 trying keep the wheels rolling for Markus’ album launch. Meanwhile, Deacon started renovating the bar he maybe never should’ve bought into—but time would tell.

Like so many songs they’ve written, the new one starts with a refrain & ends with a bridge.

WALLPAPER: The Universe We Hold Inside (Nashville)

Desktop wallpaper featuring Rayna & Deacon from Nashville

I don’t know why I have such a hard time making Nashville wallpapers that actually turn out as beautiful as I imagined them in my head. This one’s growing on me, but it’s kind of like how none my Supernatural wallpapers have ever worked out how I wanted them to. That’s probably why I never made any more despite constantly claiming I was going to. Anyway, we officially have one month left till Nashville returns for the Rayna/Deacon wedding, so this is a little something to celebrate. I also wrote a one-shot of them writing a song because let’s face it, that’s what I would really love to see them doing together again. The wedding I can take or leave. Anyway, the fanfic is just about finished. Hopefully I will post it later today or tomorrow. The lyrics on this wallpaper are from the song “Sun” by Sleeping At Last. He has a whole album of space-themed songs and I just got a bunch of new starry stock backgrounds to work with, so there will be more where this came from for my other OTPs.

I kind of feel like I’m in shipper heaven right now. Almost none of my shows are even on air at the moment, but in the past week we’ve had the Remy/Jackie snippet in the HOC trailer, a Normero kiss (!!!) in the Bates Motel trailer, new wedding footage in the Nashville promo (as well as Connie & Chip doing a duet and dancing at the Ryman), and some Jimmy/Kim present-day cuteness in the BCS premiere before it all inevitably goes to hell. And let’s not forget Milo revealing that he’s coming back for 3 of the 4 new Gilmore Girls episodes. What a time to be alive! It’s never going to be this good again. Who knows what my next wallpaper will be at this point; let’s just take it as it comes. 😉

WALLPAPER: Sometimes I Wish (Nashville)

Nashville wallpaper featuring Rayna & Deacon (Deyna)

How about that proposal in the Nashville winter finale? And why is March still so far away? I was initially conflicted about this whole scene. I’m one of those fans who don’t think there really needed to be a new ring, or even a new proposal. But then I thought about how during the first 3 proposals, Deacon never really phrased the “marry me” as a question. And if he feels the need to redo it, then I can understand. Using the dialogue from the pilot but in reverse was an unexpected but pleasant surprise. That first bridge scene is my favorite moment and quote from the whole series thus far, so I loved the callback. There was a lot more I wanted to work into this wallpaper, including the first proposal since that’s what he said he wanted to change, but it was getting very cluttered. I didn’t want to put so much focus on the diamond ring, since as I said, I prefer the first ring (but they can still use it as a wedding band, right?), but I was tired of all my recent wallpapers looking the same and I thought I could use it as a design element. I was also hoping that someone would post HQ screencaps of the latest episode before I made this, but so far no one has. Anyway, Deacon and Rayna are finally getting married! I’m so glad I didn’t get into this show until they were back together because I’m not sure I would’ve made it through all that nonsense with Luke Wheeler.

Next: I’m at the tail end of an epic Friday Night Lights binge, so I’ll probably make a wallpaper for that. Also, I’ll be finishing up some cast/character work for Breaking Bad and American Horror Story, I hope.

WALLPAPER: We Were Younger (Nashville)

Rayna & Deacon (Deyna)

Remember when I said last time that I don’t even watch Nashville? Well, I started watching it. Actually, I’m starting on season 4 so that I can keep up with the present storyline. I’ve only watched the first two episodes of season one, and only clips of the rest of seasons 1-3. The current season has had some issues, and I think they mostly stem from the fact that Rayna and Juliette have had completely separate storylines and haven’t even interacted since the season premiere. Isn’t the whole premise of this show based on their frenemyship? At least Rayna and Deacon are finally together. Obviously there will be fights and disagreements, but I think the writers would be foolish to break them up again. I don’t think it’s all that believable at this point. Anyway, I’ve even warmed to country music a little bit, although it’s mostly the more folk-heavy or rockabilly tunes, since I liked that type of thing already. I blame this all on Chip Esten. Despite how perfect he is in the Deacon Claybourne role, I still hope the new Whose Line revival outlasts Nashville so he can make another improv appearance.

I think the starry sky background I used for this is gorgeous, and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use it for another Deyna wallpaper. The lyrics are from the gorgeous Dawn Golden song “All I Want,” which is one of my favorites. I’ve been wanting to use them for a while and almost did on my previous Rory & Jess wallpaper, but then I decided it didn’t really suit them. I’m glad I waited! (Speaking of Rory & Jess, how about that Gilmore Girls revival news? I may make a new GG wallpaper to celebrate.)

 

WALLPAPER: I’ll Be Home (Nashville)

ETA, January 2016: I found better stills of this scene after I first made this wallpaper, so I’ve tweaked it with a new main image.

Desktop wallpaper for Deacon & Rayna from Nashville

Admittedly, I do not actually watch Nashville. It’s a little too soapy for my current taste, and country music isn’t my favorite. But Chip Esten was one of my favorite performers on Whose Line is it Anyway? roughly 15 years ago when it was still on ABC in the U.S., and I’ve missed him on the revival that’s now running on the CW. Last year, I binge-watched Big Love and enjoyed his recurring dramatic role there, even if it wasn’t a huge part, so I decided to check out some Nashville scenes on YouTube. I quickly got sucked into the whole relationship between Rayna & Deacon. I absolutely love them together. It’s like someone finally decided to do Rufus & Lily (Gossip Girl) right. Well, the series isn’t over yet, but unless Rayna decides inexplicably to re-marry Teddy, it couldn’t possibly end worse than GG. Actually these two are superior to Rufus & Lily because there isn’t all that UES socialite BS that I never liked, particularly when Rufus essentially became a househusband and gave up his music. I love this scene in season one where Rayna & Deacon are singing one of their old songs, “The End of the Day,” (their best duet together, in my opinion) on the couch, so I really wanted to use those images in a wallpaper. Seeing as how I’m now quite obsessed, you can probably expect more of Nashville wallpapers from me in the near future.

Next: I have so many new wallpapers in progress right now. I don’t like how any of them look at the moment, so I can’t really say what I might post next.