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Last night Carter Bays was just commenting Game of Thrones,when suddendly,probably frustated because people were comparing some controversial Game of Thrones decisions with the terrible HIMYM ending,he made a thread 'Ted Mosby-style' where he acts like the classic 'Nice Guy'. He deleted the tweet some hours ago,but you can still find the many replies that people were giving to his thread. Basically what he was saying was comparable to the Ted's monologue in the episode 8.13 (Yes,the terrible 'Robin should be with me' one). He said that people are wrong when they prefer the 'bad cool guy' over the 'nice guy' and that redemption stories are unrealistic. So yes he was defending the destruction of character development he did in the HIMYM ending,basically saying that 7 seasons of Barney's character development were unrealistic. Unbelievable! And he even bring politics into it,saying that people who believes in redemption stories were 'responsible for Trump'. I just can't believe it! I think in that moment he let out all the anger he still feels because people 'didn't understood his great masterpiece' (aka a nerdy Ted/Robin fanfiction). He never learns,doesnt he?

Series Finale Clues that were overlooked

I've noticed some small things that foreshadowed the failnale. We may have noticed some of them but I forget.

In 7.13 (Tailgate) there is a tombstone that reads "MOTHER".

Also, in 6.20 (The Exploding Meatball Sub), there is a flashforward where Barney pretends to be ill. It's clear that Cobie was instructed to hide her left ring finger but it is seen that she has no ring. I believe we discussed this lack of ring in 6.20 and in a flashforward in 8.16 Bad Crazy but unless Robin is in on the joke in 6.20 which she doesn't seem to be then it is consistent with what unfortunately did happen which is the B/R divorce.

There are other hints discussed like in 8.20 and 9.19.

P.S I haven't been on here in a long time and only watch episodes occasionally but I miss the community here and what the series was like before the finale.
The 'revival fashion' reached the sitcom genre too,and its probably the best genre in which this 'revival mania' is doing quality-wise. Will e Grace was already renewed for two more seasons,and Roseanne received good critics so far. Both the revival have something in common: they decided to ignore their respective ending,or in some cases the entire last season,and are now continuing the story in another way. I think we all know that,if there is a series who would really need to 'delete' canon-wise its ending or even the entire season 9,its How I Met Your Mother! So,if in a year or two they decide to do a HIMYM revival,where they ignore the ending and we continue the story since June 2013 (or they could do a little timeskip to make it in 2020 or something) or even ignoring the entire season 9 and continuing the story since some weeks before the Barney/Robin wedding,would you like it? I would love it! Tell me what you think about it.

Swarkles Symbol?

Okay, so, the yellow umbrella is the symbol for Ted and Tracy's love story, the blue French horn is for Ted and Robin. Ted, by himself, gets red cowboy boots. We see "suit," we think Barney. For Robin, it's a maple leaf/Canadian flag...but what image would we put to the B/R pairing?

I'm working on a fic tracker for my planner, and wanted to include an image that suggests or symbolizes the pairing, but drawing (no pun intended) a blank at the moment. Suggestions welcome.

'Friends from College' discussion thread

Are you watching it? I'm really liking this series,Cobie is great in it,and there's also a dynamic in the series that reminds me a lot the one between Barney and Robin. I'm talking of Lisa (Cobie's character) and Nick. They're really similar to our Barney and Robin (but of course nothing will be like the original).
It's baaaaaaaaaack. Due to ff.net's character limit, and my own predilection for long chapter titles (thankblame eeendje, as it's all her fault) there are two slightly different titles, for exactly the same content. Pick the platform you like, and read on.

Title: Forever at Last
Chapter: 30: The Difference Between Falling Stars and Satellites
Summary: A chance encounter at Ted and Tracy's wedding gets Barney and Robin thinking about the past...and the future.

Read on at ff.net


or AO3


Happy Anniversary, Barney and Robin

End of the day here, and eeendje reminded me what day it is, so thought I'd pop in and blabber. 2017 may not be the happiest year for Barney and Robin (first year post-divorce in finale-world, for those who recognize it) but a good year for Barney's lungs (his last cigarette ever, for real this time.) For the fandom? Good question. There's been talk of the powers that be, being open to a revival, though the cast is doing rather well in their current projects, but that does speak to how, when the show was good, it was very, very good, and, for me, B/R was a huge part of that.

Three years after the show went off the air (four years in the lives of the characters) and, while yes, we have become smaller in number, I'm still glad to have our own gang here in this comm. If the show can spend a whole year on Barney and Robin's wedding, we can spend a weekend talking about them.

To steal from Inside the Actor's Studio, if you could have designed any future you wanted for Barney and Robin, where would Barney and Robin be right now? What are they doing on their anniversary this year? I'm still not sure if it was a good idea to watch the trailer for Cobie's new show, Friends From College immediately after watching the Love Actually mini-sequel, but...hm, wait, idea forming...it put me in a "where are they now" mood. It's much easier for me to imagine Barney and Robin still being together, than divorced and without contact (or caring) and I wish we'd been able to see that. I wouldn't mind dropping in, a few years down the line, to see how they're doing, still together, still happy, definitely not "settled down" in the traditional sense; they'd still be them, and I love that.

B/R remains one of my top ships, because they're not perfect. They're messed up and weird and kind of crazy sometimes, and, in my mind, they're going to keep on being that way, no matter how much time has passed. Will they have problems? Yes. Fights? Yes. Come back to each other? Also yes. That's how they roll, so happy anniversary, B/R, and here's to many more.

CBS passes on both new Bays/Thomas shows

Source: http://www.spoilertv.com/2017/05/cbs-passes-pilots-perfect-citizen-real.html

It seems CBS passed on both new Bays/Thomas pilots,"DiStefano" and "Real Life". I know we wouldn't have watched anyway,but i think now they will be forced to admit how much they damaged their career with the terrible HIMYM ending. They've put their egoes before the sake of the story,and now they're paying the price for that. Meanwhile,the cast keeps working. The new Netflix series with Cobie,"Friends from College" will be released by Netflix in July,so that's great. And the Josh Radnor pilot for NBC,"Rise",was ordered to series.
Almost three years ago,the Failnale went on air,and it changed our look at HIMYM forever. To "celebrate" this date,i thought to open a topic to talk about it. Here's a few questions to start the topic (but the conversation is free,of course):

-Has your feelings on the finale changed? Are you still angry? Or you don't care anymore?
-Was season 9 a good season overall,or was it completely pointless?
-Who is currently having the better career after the ending? And why are Neil and Cobie? :D
-Will you give another chance to Bays and Thomas with their new series,to see if they learnt from their mistakes,or are they "dead to you"?
-Do you think we will see a reunion someday,or it will never happen?

Like always,i apologize for the bad english :D But let's talk!


Because of the recent uptick in traffic here, I thought I'd advertise that I'm still updating my fic.

Title: A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings
Chapter: 49: Moving Day
Rating:  T
Summary: Small changes can cause big ripples, starting on the night Robin first walks into MacLaren's.  Barney/Robin focused AU based on the butterfly effect.


fanfiction meme????


I thought it might be fun to do a sort of mini fanfic meme! A bunch of us here write fic, and I at least love filling random requests — so like, basic rules apply?

1. Leave a comment with a 'fic scenario/prompt/single line/whatever.
2. If you see a prompt you like, write something — anything from one sentence to 100k words — using that prompt.
3. Multiple fills are okay! Multiple prompts are okay!
4. I get off my ass and write fanfic and pretend it's a meme!

Title: Gretel
Author: trinity_destler
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Set sometime after 8.12, but probably best after Romeward Bound
Word Count: 1448
Summary: Robin and Ted are sitting in the bar. They talk.

I was doing some rewatching here and there and decided to sort of dip my toe into what it might have been like if Robin had ever been treated like a real lead character, with agency and stuff. I find big sections of the later seasons hard to deal with as a coherent whole because the writing is uneven and Ted is such a disater which no one is allowed to respond to in a realistic (even magical-realism-sitcom realistic) way. Not that this even begins to cover it, as it's just a rough scene idea, but it's coming from that place. I hope there's something resembling decent characterisation in it!

Remember what you said to me in the limo that night?Collapse )

Cobie Smulders on Broadway

I was just on youtube and spotted this video of Cobie Smulders being in Noel Coward's Present Laughter on Broadway next month.

I can't make it obviously as I'm overseas but it sounds good just the same 

New Neil and Cobie pictures

Yesterday (Feb. 12th) to watch the Broadway musical 'Spamilton' with Taran and David too.

[Spoiler (click to open)]

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Anyone planning to watch this series? Today it was released by Netflix,so i thought to start this thread to talk about the series and Neil's perfomance in it. Spoiler Alert,it seems Cobie could appear in some episodes as well.

Neil Patrick Harris answers 73 questions

Since this community has shown some signs of life lately, I thought I'd post this here because I found it so adorable and it offers an awesome glimpse into NPH's incredible home.  Also, the HIMYM booth makes a cameo!

Full Article with video
Hi there! It's a long time since I posted here. It looks like a new try to restart HIMYD:

Kids, two-and-a-half years later, I may finally get to meet your dad.

A new take on a How I Met Your Mother spinoff, told from a female point of view, is in development for next season at studio 20th Century Fox TV, our sister site Deadline reports. The news comes two-and-a-half years after CBS passed on the offshoot How I Met Your Dad, starring Greta Gerwig.

This Is Us co-executive producers/writers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger are behind the latest stab at continuing the HIMYM franchise, which is titled How I Met Your Father. The ensemble will not feature any characters from the original series and, thus, the project may not necessarily land at CBS.

HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will serve as EPs on the potential comedy alongside Aptaker and Berger, but their day-to-day involvement remains TBD.



Source: TvLine

Two and a half years after How I Met Your Dad surprisingly did not get on the air, there is a new How I Met Your Mother spinoff in the works for next season, I have learned. Like How I Met Your Dad, I hear the new project, titled How I Met Your Father, is an ensemble show that tells the story from a female point of view. It is a brand new take on the premise with new characters and new writers: This Is Us co-executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. The project hails from HIMYM studio 20th TV, where Aptaker and Berger are under an overall deal. How I Met Your Dad was written by How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays & Craig Thomas and Emily Spivey. As creators of the original series, Bays and Thomas will serve as executive producers on the offshoot with Aptaker and Berger, but their day-to-day involvement is unknown. The duo is under an exclusive overall deal at Sony TV and have a hot comedy project at CBS with comedian Chris Distefano, which has a pilot production commitment.

Like How I Met Your Dad, which was described by CBS at the time as a “kindred spirit” to the network’s How I Met Your Mother, How I Met Your Father is not a traditional spinoff. It just incorporates the same storytelling device as the original series of a person — in this case a mother — telling the story of how they met their spouse.

I hear the script is still being written as a spec internally at 20th TV, and it is not clear when it will hit the marketplace. Because it is not a traditional spinoff involving characters from the original series, I hear it doesn’t necessarily have to go to CBS, with the field of potential networks wide open.
How I Met Your Dad was ordered as a pilot by CBS in 2014, just as the mothership series was finishing its nine-season run on the network. In one of the biggest upfront surprises that year, the pilot starring Greta Gerwig didn’t go to series. The network offered to re-pilot the comedy but CBS and 20th TV couldn’t agree on terms for the redevelopment, and the project ultimately fell through.
But the studio has remained high on the premise, occasionally revisiting the idea, even after Bays and Thomas moved to Sony.
HIMYM, which flew largely under the radar for its first few seasons, wasn’t a blockbuster ratings hit like The Big Bang Theory and wasn’t an awards darling like Modern Family, but it broke ground, pushing the limits of the traditional multi-camera sitcom with a new production model and heavy serialization that helped it attract younger (18-34) viewers, something very few multi-cam comedies have been able to do in the past decade. Appealing to younger audiences, HIMYM also became one of the first TV comedy series to develop online following and heat up on social media.

Comedy writer-producers Aptaker and Berger have emerged as key writer-producers on the breakout new NBC/20th TV drama series This Is Us, penning multiple episodes, including the Thanksgiving one, and sharing in the show’s WGA Award New Series nomination. Like This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman, who recruited them after they’d worked on his ABC comedy series The Neighbors, Aptaker and Berger come from half-hour background, with a resume that includes stints on Fox’s Grandfathered, also exec produced by Fogelman, and NBC’s Friends With Benefits and About A Boy.
The friends and scribes have been writing as a team for more than nine years after they met at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Aptaker, who grew up outside Boston, amused himself as a 10-year-old by writing spec episodes for Boy Meets World, and Berger, who grew up in Queens, began doling out advice to the head writer of Sesame Street (who happened to be her father) at a very young age.

Aptaker and Berger are repped by Verve, Management 360 and Hansen Jacobson. Bays and Thomas are with UTA.

New Neil and Cobie picture

It's always nice to see them together. And i also think that's the first clear picture together and close since the end of the series. We had the 'Best Time Ever' video,but in that occasion Neil was on distance too,so that's great!


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