Posts Tagged ‘ norma & alex ’

WALLPAPER: Sing Me to Sleep (Bates Motel)

[SPOILER ALERT for SEASON 4]

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I started making this one a long time ago, right after season 4 aired, but it was going nowhere at the time so I shelved it indefinitely. I haven’t really made a Bates Motel wallpaper in many many months, so I thought I’d come back to it again. (Particularly since Bates Motel is the most popular fandom on my blog, though lately Gilmore Girls has made itself into a close second.) Now that I have some distance from the events of s4, I’m still kind of mad that the series strayed so far from the film canon, where Norma’s lover is supposed to die in bed with her. That said, I can understand why they felt they needed to keep the sheriff alive, and I’m thankful that they were able to give Norma and Alex such a beautiful love story in such a small period of time. I also trust Kerry and Carlton completely, so mainly I’m just excited to see what season 5 has in store next year even though I’ll be sad when it’s over. So many of my favorite shows are ending next spring! It’s going to be hard saying goodbye to them all at once.

I’ve made a major change in the archives and split the “Other TV” page into two separate pages. It was getting far too full, so that seemed like the best solution.

Next: Friday Night Lights, Nashville, Sherlock, Orphan Black, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. So many new promo pics have surfaced lately, it’s hard to know where to start…

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WALLPAPER: Her Name in Mine (Bates Motel)

Desktop wallpaper featuring cast from Bates Motel

I’m not really happy with the colors here. I may revisit this one later on, but for now I really wanted to make a Bates Motel wallpaper featuring both Norman and Normero, in light of all that’s happened in this new season. There are still a few episodes left, but season 4 has been incredible so far. Initially I was skeptical about the radical changes in dynamics between all the characters, but they’ve made it work. At this point, I’m both dreading and psyched for the epic finale that Ehrin & Cuse no doubt have in mind for season 5.

Next: I’ve decided not to make a full Spurs series unless they win the title this year. I realized I don’t really have the motivation to get that deep into the bench if they get kicked out halfway through the playoffs. Fear not, however! I have some new stuff planned for Gossip Girl (Rufus/Lily), Orphan Black, Breaking Bad, Nashville, and others.

WALLPAPER: Where My Skin Begins (Bates Motel)

Normero Bates Motel wallpaper

I’m very excited to see what season 4 has in store for the Bates Motel universe, both for the development of the Normero relationship and for the general development of the plot and characters as we inch ever closer to the Psycho universe. What you see above came from a wallpaper I had started making last fall but never finished, and I’ve adapted it to fit the next in my Sleeping At Last series. This one uses lyrics from the song “Pluto.” It’s sort of my interpretation of how Bates Motel will eventually feed into the Psycho canon. For example, we know Norman poisons his mother and her lover with Strychnine. Could the lover be Alex Romero? Of course, we have no way of knowing at the moment, but I think it will lessen the impact if they introduce a new character later on. Anyway, I hinted a bit at this speculation with the chemical formula for Strychnine in the background, and psychotic Norman sitting in front of the mirror in his mother’s bedroom.

Speaking of this Sleeping At Last series, I’ve created a new page on the blog called Special Projects, where you can find all of my wallpaper series that cross multiple fandoms. You can also find out a little more about what inspired them, so check it out if you’re interested. You can click the link or just look under Wallpapers on the menu.

Next: A few wallpapers are in-progress right now, including ones for Smallville (Clois), Better Call Saul (McWexler), and Friday Night Lights (Cast).

WALLPAPER: The Pieces of Your Heart (Bates Motel)

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I’m not even sure what this is. It’s not really what I was envisioning in my head, but now that I’ve had some time away from it, I kind of really like it. It’s definitely different from any of the wallpapers I’ve made recently, or anything I’ve ever made, for that matter. I wish I’d had higher quality images though. How is it that these two had so many great scenes together this past season and there are no good episode stills? I also hope they will do a proper photoshoot for the whole main cast for season 4 or 5. Vera & Freddie took a bunch of great photos (which I have something planned for already) this year, but I hope to see more of the rest of the cast.

[WARNING: SEASON 3 SPOILERS AHEAD]

After watching season 3, I think that Bates Motel and Better Call Saul are my current favorite ongoing TV series. Unfortunately they are kind of depressing to watch since, as they are both prequels, we already know they won’t end well. But I think I enjoy prequels regardless because of all the delicious opportunities for dramatic irony that are just built-in from the start. It creates a certain level of comedy in these shows that are otherwise rather dark and bleak. This season solidified my belief in the relationship between Norma and Romero. Before, I wasn’t really sure it was ever going to happen, but in particular their last scene together in the finale seemed to hint that they were powerless against “fate,” in other words, the inevitable future presented in Hitchcock’s Psycho. Norma says to Alex, “It’s not your fault: This is bigger than us,” emphasis on the word “us.” I know a lot of the anti-shippers and Psycho purists think that the romantic relationships on the show are ruining the fandom because Norman-as-psychopath is the focus of the film, but like it or not, Norma’s love life and sexual history are a large part of that.

Next: I am working on a new Fringe cast wallpaper! As I mentioned above, I also have a Norma & Norman wallpaper planned. And I’m in the middle of something new for Better Call Saul, but I hate how it looks so far. I am also about to go on vacation for 2 weeks, so we might not see any of these for a while.

Note: As you might have noticed, I have given Bates Motel, Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul, and Fringe their own pages in the archive, accessible through the cascading drop-down menu. Wallpapers for these series can no longer be found on the Other TV page. Also, I changed the theme and layout of my Tumblr couple weeks ago. Go check it out!

WALLPAPER: In For The Kill (Bates Motel)

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So far all my Bates Motel wallpapers have featured that borderline incestuous mother-son duo, but my main OTP on that show is actually Norma & Sheriff Romero so I figured it was time to make a wallpaper that focused on the two of them. They have such an compelling relationship and Vera Farmiga & Nestor Carbonell play the script to comedic perfection. I hope we’ll get more of them before everything inevitably goes to hell.

As for what’s next, I’m working on a Saul Goodman wallpaper to celebrate the Better Call Saul premiere this weekend! Can’t wait for this spin-off! Hopefully I will also finish my new Fringe wallpaper soon.