*tackle*

“THE AUDIT”

TEDDY RETURNS ON THE ALL-NEW SPRING PREMIERE OF “BROOKLYN NINE-NINE” TUESDAY, APRIL 11, ON FOX.

I’m happy to say that Brooklyn 99 is back and in a big way.  We have the return of an ex-boyfriend, the 99 in danger of closing, and we finally find out what happened to Gina.  So here’s everything you can expect from “The Audit”.

News comes out that the crime rate is lowered in Brooklyn, which is exciting up until we find out one of Brooklyn’s precincts will be shutting down - permanently.  But the Nine-Nine feels they will be evaluated fairly, that is until they see who their official auditor turns out to be: Amy’s ex-boyfriend, Teddy (guest star Kyle Bornheimer).  So the squad must do whatever they can to try to save the precinct.

The squad then divides up into teams to tackle some of the precinct’s issues that could potentially shut them down.  First up is Jake and Amy, who must try to not only apologize to Teddy for everything that happened, but they must also try to convince him that they don’t think he’s boring.  That task proves to be difficult since Amy has already told him she thinks he’s an incredibly boring man, and he still appears to be as dull as ever.

Meanwhile, Rosa and Charles are trying to deal with their rat problem, and they go to incredible lengths to do so.  During all of this, Terry is taking on their new copier (that cost $21,000) that he broke soon after they got it.  So he has to do whatever he can to fix it, which is much easier said than done.

This episode was beyond funny and made me so glad to have this show back.  Not to mention, the Jake and Amy storyline was not only fun to watch but showed why they work so well together.

Here are a few things you can look forward to:

  • Sexy cat costume
  • Wolf urine
  • Terry vs. the Japanese copier
  • Jake’s fears about why Amy was ever with Teddy

Don’t miss the all-new spring premiere episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE airing Tuesday, April 11 (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX. 

As always, feel free to send any questions you have my way, and I will answer as long as they’re not too spoilery!

hollywoodreporter.com
'Zombieland' Director to Tackle Action-Comedy 'Archer & Armstrong' for Valiant (Exclusive)
'Pirates of the Caribbean' writer Terry Rossio is also on board for the adaptation of the comic book.

So excited to see the news! We love Archer and Armstrong! Started reading them while working on @valiantentertainment covers!

anonymous asked:

:D Hey Miss Immortal!!! Can I request a fluff?! Chocobros catch their s/o staring at them, then s/o just smiles and tells him that he has a beautiful soul. <3 *heart flutters*

HELLO CUTE ANON! <3 Of course you may request a fluff- this is sooo up my alley omg- this is the kind of fluff I live for! :D Enjoyyy! Tagging @rubyreddemise because this Prompto drabble is my fluffy pride and joy and I feel you will appreciate it Ruby! <3


Noctis: Noctis has been fishing on the pier at Galdin Quay for HOURS. The guys are getting tired, so they quietly excuse themselves, leaving you alone with Noctis. At first, Noctis grumbles at losing his audience, but then calms down when he notices that you are still sitting just behind him, next to his tackle box, counting and sorting the different lures that he has managed to collect during his travels.

When you eventually finish sorting the lures, you glance up at your prince- no… king! You frown slightly at your persistent mistake- you always forget that he’s technically the King of Lucis now… since his father had passed in the Imperials’ attack on Insomnia. Your gaze softens as you fix your eyes onto Noctis’ strong and regal side profile. You still can’t believe that he chose you… that he wanted to be with you. It was just so surreal.

You don’t know how long you just sit there on the wooden slats of the pier, staring at your dear boyfriend, until Noctis yawns and stretches languidly with his arms spread wide. He pops his joints slowly before shrugging a few times to get his blood flowing, and you giggle softly at how adorable your young king is. Noctis’ midnight blue eyes immediately meet yours and he raises his eyebrows in amusement at your spaced-out look.

“Hm?” he hums his unspecified question. You blink and smile adoringly at your favourite person in the world and lean forward to press a chaste kiss to his cheek. You retract from him slowly and absolutely adore the light blush settling upon his pale cheeks.

“Nothing sweet heart. You’ve just got such a pure and beautiful soul and I can’t stop falling in love with you.”

Noctis’ eyes widen comically at your admission before he turns his body to face yours before leaning forwards, his eyes shutting blissfully just before his lips touch yours. You both share a sweet kiss on the pier, and for once, Noctis isn’t upset that his catch got away.


Prompto: You and the guys have just finished dinner and are now idly partaking in your usual nightly wind-down activities. Noctis is playing King’s Knight on his phone, fist-pumping to himself whenever he manages to beat a difficult level. Gladio is performing a light workout consisting of squats, push ups and sit ups. Ignis has just finished washing up all the used cutlery and is now leisurely reading a magazine. You are seated beside your sunshine boyfriend on the ground, and the two of you are leaning your shoulders against each other, viewing the pictures that Promto took during the day.

“Hey, the lighting’s good in this one!” Prompto turns his head towards you and grins, the corners of his bright blue eyes crinkling slightly. You lean closer to take a look at the picture display on his precious camera and find yourself smiling at the shot he took of yourself and Noctis grinning and hi-fiving each other after the conclusion of a battle.

“Yeah, you really have a knack for this Prompto,” your praise your boyfriend. He blushes at your kinds words- he always blushes when you pay him any type of compliment- and turns back to his camera with a little giggle.

Hehe, well… you know… the subjects of the shot are pretty amazing so…” you frown as you notice Prompto’s shoulders slump. You gaze at his side profile as he stares sadly down at the picture of you and Noctis. After a few idle moments, you lean forward and pepper soft kisses across Prompto’s jaw, making him gasp out of surprise. You shut your eyes and focus on the feel of Prompto’s slight stubble against your lips and smile as you feel him tilt his head to give you better access. You continue for a few short moments more before leaning back from your boyfriend and opening your eyes once again.

He’s staring at you, gaze soft, camera still clutched in his hands. You offer him a soft smile and brush some of his floppy blond hair from his face in a tender gesture. You’re both quiet for a bit, just looking at each other- forgetting that the others were milling around you, getting ready for bed.

“Why do you always look at me like that? I’m nothing special,” Prompto smiles sadly at you. You shake your head in slight disbelief, and look deep into those clear blue eyes that you love oh so much.

“I can’t believe someone with such a beautiful soul would think so lowly of themselves,” you say, your voice slightly reprimanding. Prompto laughs awkwardly and you continue speaking, “you’re amazing and I am so lucky to be yours.” You lean forward and press your lips tenderly against Prompto’s, eyes open and staring intensely into Prompto’s.

You watch as Prompto’s eyes tear up, as they clasp shut, and as he pulls you closer- his camera in his lap- kissing you with more fervour then before. You pull away and gasp for breath, and Prompto leans his head against your shoulder. His shoulders are shaking, and you know he’s overwhelmed by your admission. You bring your hands upwards to card through his hair- a comforting gesture.

“I love you, my dearest sunshine.”

“I love you too, my favourite muse.”


Gladio: Gladio grunts as he flops onto your shared hotel bed at the end of a very long day. You take a page from his book and flop down right beside him. Both of you are staring up at the generic off-white ceiling, appreciating each other’s warmth in comfortable silence. After a few peaceful minutes, Gladio lets out a sigh and sits up on the edge of the bed. You remain on your back, but you let your eyes linger on Gladio’s tense back.

“Babe, I’m gonna go grab a shower before bed. Do you wanna go first? Or come with me?” Gladio winks at his last suggestion. You sit up and slap him playfully on his muscly bicep.

“I think I’ll pass, you horn dog. You go do your thing- I’ll wait till you’re done.” Gladio grins at you before pressing a sweet kiss to your lips and making his way to the adjoining bathroom. You sigh happily, watching your boyfriend disappear into the bathroom.

You’re not sure when your eyes shut, nor do you know exactly when you fell into a tiresome sleep- but you awake the moment you feel the bed dip beside you. Cracking your eyes open, you catch sight of Gladiolus Amicitia sitting on the edge of the bed, wearing nothing but sleeping pants. You admire the garuda tattoo splayed across his back and trace the intricate patterns up and down his back with your eyes. Your gaze trails towards his damp, brown hair and traces the sharp lines of his jaw.

You suddenly find yourself gazing intently into Gladio’s curious, yet warm amber eyes. He smiles sweetly at you, and your heart flutters at the intimate gesture- you hardly ever get to see his unguarded smile. He’s got an image to keep up, after all.

“See something you like?” he murmurs, his gravelly voice rumbling low in his chest. You nod slowly, a blissful smile overtaking your lips.

“My Gladio’s beautiful soul.”

Gladio falls back on the bed, turning onto his side and gathering you carefully into his arms. You sigh at the warm contact of your cheek against his bare chest. Letting your hands roam his back freely, you cuddle closer to your much larger boyfriend.

Gladio lets out a short laugh, pulling you closer to himself.

“A little clingy tonight, aren’t we?”

You frown and pull away slightly, “you want me to stop?”

Gladio shakes his head, pressing a kiss to your temple and tucking your head back against his chest.

“Never.”


Ignis: You watch in awe as Ignis works his way around the portable gas stove with grace and poise. He consults his recipe book and adds in just a pinch of salt before stirring the risotto he is currently crafting. His hands are free of his gloves, and you watch his pale, elegant fingers work their magic as your evening meal is being prepared. You finally stand and make your way towards Ignis as he shut off the stove and begins to dish out five servings of food.

“I feel bad that I can never help you out with the cooking…” you admit quietly, taking two plates of food being balanced precariously on Ignis’ free arm. Your boyfriend of four years nods his head in thanks before turning back to the pot and serving up more.

“Darling, it’s absolutely fine. I enjoy cooking for you all,” you glance at him after you’ve handed the plates off to a rather famished Prompto, and don’t doubt the royal advisor’s words for one second. The small smile of contentment on his face as he served out the last of the risotto onto the final plate confirmed his love of cooking for you all. You move to take two plates from him, but he brushes you off gently when you reach for the second plate. You look up and lock eyes with his moss-green gaze. “It’s fine. I’ll do it, you go and eat- I know you’ve had a rough day.”

Your eyes widen at Ignis’ astute observation. You were indeed having a rough day, what with… that TIME of the month cramping your style and all (pun totally intended). But you hadn’t mentioned your issue to Ignis or any of the guys- it was slightly embarrassing, being the only woman in the group and all.

“Iggy… gosh. What did I ever do to receive so much love from such a beautiful soul?” you say, your voice incredibly soft as you regard Ignis with wide, reverent eyes. Ignis simply smiles down at you and quickly presses a chaste kiss to your lips.

“You brought me unending happiness, and a reason to give value to my own life outside of being Noctis’ advisor.”

Ignis pulls away from you and hands Gladio his plate of food before settling down onto his folding chair. He waits until you are seated beside him, and silently urges you to take a bite out of your favourite meal. You tear up at the wonderful flavours that hit your mouth and you smile gratefully at Ignis.

“How is it?” Ignis asks.

You nod slowly, regarding your boyfriend with a tender gaze.

“Amazing- as always.” Ignis positively beams at you before taking a spoonful of his creating into his mouth and chewing. Your heart fills with an unquenchable warmth and you find yourself falling deeper into Ignis’ juxtaposed suave and innocent charms.

Liszt - Consolation no.3 

 (Warning: audio quality is pretty bad) 

Imagine for a moment that you are Liszt’s publisher. The great Hungarian virtuoso at the piano. Yes he’s a popular rock star, but who would buy his music? His Hungarian rhapsodies, his operatic fantasies, everything is way too difficult for the amateur pianist to tackle. “Please Herr Liszt, for goodness sake, write something that a normal human can attempt!” And so he did through his set of six “consolations”. These pieces are from the intimate side of Liszt, modeled after Chopin’s nocturnes, these pieces are calm, introspective, and show Liszt playing around with harmony. The third became the most popular, with its lovely lyrical melody over constantly changing harmonic accompaniment, like bells in the bass with a harp figuration. It is technically simple, but because of its heartwarming melody and syncopated rhythm, it is an easy audience pleaser and can be used as an encore piece. Or something to make your relatives gasp and raise eyebrows. Of course, after a gin and tonic and three glasses of red wine, my own performance here is a little muddy, my phone doesn’t capture the right sound, and yeah my fingers slipped, ok? But as my first piano teacher told me (I miss her so much), we are human, mistakes are welcome.

i know i have probably fifty starter calls on this blog that i never actually got around to, but i have the weekend off so i mean. 
like for a starter of a random length. 

jgirl98  asked:

OMG this just came to me, imagine after mark's video he opens the door and amy is standing there with tears in her eyes and she tackles him in a bear hug and they just sit on floor crying happy tears till chica comes in licking them away, then they all cuddle. *hyperventilating cause I said that in one breath*

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anonymous asked:

SVTFOE really breaks a lot of tropes (ex. Perfect Princess, Jerky guy, Socially Awkward Geek, Helpless princess, etc). Do you think that the show has really tackled its biggest trope yet? Is there a trope you personally want to see subverted or overcome in the future?

Great questions! Star is doing a good job at portraying characters in a unique way that doesn’t usually rely on stereotypical character types, which I think is really important. The way I process story stuff always starts with character; so if a character isn’t believable or multi-layered, I feel like the story just becomes a flat fairytale. That’s not necessarily bad, but it’s different than a story.

There are still some characters that are stereotypical in this show; for example in some episodes there’s a mouth breathing nerd boy, and personally I find those character types a little old fashioned (and maybe kind of offensive? eh I dunno). But characters like that in this show seem to be showing up less and less, which I think makes room for stronger, more interesting ones!

One of my favorite characters in SVTFOE is Queen Moon. She seems to be a stuffy, unrelatable authority figure when we first meet her–but as we’ve seen in more recent episodes, she has another side of her that is the complete opposite!

If I had a wishlist of tropes I wish would evolve or change entirely, I’d say… Mad Scientists, Nerds, The Stoned Kid, the Bookworm… oh and the Wacky Artist who wears berets. These can all be great characters, but they’re just very flat on their own. If we add an unexpected quirk or flaw, we instantly get a more interesting character… For example, Rick from Rick and Morty is a Mad Scientist with a drinking problem. That’s already fraught with conflict! Great character.

Having said all this, I should point out that stereotypes–as unhealthy as they can be in real life–actually DO help sell visual storytelling very quickly without any verbal or text explanation. So if we’re going for a super quick visual gag, then yeah, a mad scientist with crazy white hair and goggles will do the trick. I’m just talkin’ about how if we give these characters more screen time, they can be more than just the stereotype. Give them life!

But also, break all the stereotypes.

And there you go! Haha.

Picked up the pace a touch today - still doing just the short hill work rides, but today I asked her to trot most of the way out as soon as we were on soft ground. She got a walk break on some gravel, because she’s still a little sensitive, and then I asked her to tackle the hill proper at a trot. She tried to quit on me a couple of times, but each time I touched her lightly with my leg to see what she was willing to offer up, and she kept going. Three-quarters of the way up, though, she was puffing like a steam engine, so I let her go back to a walk and we huffed and puffed our way up to the pylons. 

Don’t know what the plan is for tomorrow; maybe a short ring ride, walk/trot/canter if she throws it in. I think she had a respectable baseline fitness level in December, and while she’s nowhere near that fit any longer I’ve been able to keep her in just enough work that she’s still better and stronger than she was six months ago.

Raise your hand if you got all these cool goals and ideas you wanna do that keep winding up on the back burner because the daily grind of Life in General™ exhausts you, making it near impossible not to give in to simple, cozy pleasures instead

 I’ve seen a few posts around saying that Andy was problematic or that the episode would have worked just fine without him. The thing to remember is that the crewniverse creates this show to be relatable not only in ways that have us singing from the mountain tops, but also in ways that are a little harder for us to face. Maybe in ways that make us uncomfortable, but are very much issues that we need to address as well. 

How many people were reminded of their own closed minded family members while watching Andy? My literal thoughts were ‘oh look, it’s my dad in an SU ep!’, before wanting to sink away from second hand embarrassment for the comments he made. Because man, have I been there before. 

Because who hasn’t had their sort of uncle freak out over the illegal hippy martian immigrant farmers your dad said could live in his barn? 

No but really. Especially that part about hearing about this on AM radio? Yeah, at least one writer has come up close and personal with this type of specimen. It may seem that given the timing of certain current events, the last thing anyone wants to see on SU is one of THOSE types. 

But here’s the thing: they exist. You can hide your head under a rock all you want, but they’re still there. So what do we do? We actually get two points of view on this. One: the gems as literal aliens. On a good day they really don’t understand even the most open minded of humans. So here they are running smack into one that’s mad about a world that’s changing even without the interference of the gems. And he’s upset that they’re not acting in the “traditional” roles he’s use to seeing human women in. Never mind that they’re not human, or technically speaking, women. They’re there in his barn, messing with his things, and really there’s no way this can end well. 

Until you bring in the nephew he never knew he had. Who just so happens to be very, very interested in learning about his human family.And who just wants everyone to get along. Because let’s face it, that’s Steven’s MO. He’s so focused on finding out that his family name is ‘Demayo’ that Andy’s comment to Greg ‘not even marrying an American’ floats right by him. But it was very much meant for the audience to hear. 

Not that any of that matters to Steven, he’s already planning the most awkward family reunion in the galaxy. 

And the Gems, bless their hearts, are eager to make Steven happy.

And honestly, for all his misgivings, so is Andy.

To a point anyway. Until he realizes that maybe, just maybe things are changing. That change is coming whether he likes it or not. And that change can never, ever be one sided. 

And at the first Thanksgiving, the gems and the humans gave thanks for polyamorous wedding cake, corn, this table, and traumatizing life events.

The thing about change is that it’s never simple. It never happens over night. Both sides are scared or angry, or very probably both. They’re also sure that their side is the right side. 

And even when it seems like everything is going right, you’re trying so hard include everyone in your new vision and it seems like you’re really getting through to them, they just… slip away. Because change is scary. Because they’re going through the motions without really understanding why. Because sometimes it’s easier to go along with things even if they don’t agree, even if their heart isn’t in it. So again, what do you do?

You listen. You hear their fears. You let them come to their own conclusions that maybe, just maybe, things HAVE to change. 

But that doesn’t mean being left behind. 

Now for reality: It’s never as simple as this. Bigotry isn’t faced and solved in 20 minutes. No one is saying it is. Sometimes it’s safer not to face it, and sometimes you just can’t. 

But I think overall its meant to be a message of hope- just like the overall message of Steven Universe is a positive one. People have opposing points of view. Talk. Listen. See that in the end you have more in common than you ever thought possible and go from there. Also: family is what you make of it. Even if it’s a dad, an estranged uncle, an alien hybrid child and his hippy illegal martian immigrant aunts. It can work, as long as you work together.