“It met him on set of the first movie, actually. It was his fault I was in the movie. He saw my indie film “Girlfight,” and requested me to play his girlfriend in “The Fast and the Furious.” They read me in New York, and I got cast right away.“ –Michelle Rodriguez
Vinchelle is at the top of my list when it comes to actor relationships that I admire. They first met through the first Fast and Furious movie and with the situation of Vin not only understanding but also standing up for her desires when it came to her character in the series they became quick friends despite her first impression of thinking he would be a dick. They’ve known each other more than ten years and that respect remains intact with how they treat and represent each other in the eye view of their audience and the media alike. I think no matter what it always come back to that first movie where you first get to see their chemistry. Its amazing to think of how far both of their careers and their own personal relationship has grown just from the development of these characters. Even though originally Michelle’s character Letty was supposed to leave Dom for Brian, its very difficult to not only imagine what that would be like but the ripple effects it would’ve had. Given these two actors chemistry which has impacted not only the story but its audience, that original storyline would have made everything totally different.
“In the script, she was with the Dom character and she was trying to get with the Paul Walker character. I thought that was stupid. First of all, no girl would leave the toughest guy for a weaker one. In the eyes of the street, it doesn’t work like that. I didn’t want to be a slut. I felt like a lot of Latinas in Hollywood were doing that, and that’s not how I wanted to be viewed by millions of people around the world. I was crying on set, and I remember Rob [Cohen] thinking, “I’m trying to make a good movie with fast cars, what are you bitching about?” I remember Vin saying, “I got this. I’m going to take a bullet for you, kiddo.” “Vin was the first one to pull me to the side while I was crying,” she declared. “And he just looked at me and said, ‘I got your back. Chill out and let me handle this, and you’re right — it makes me look bad anyway.’ And there you go. That was beginning of the Letty fairytale.” –Michelle Rodriguez
I love when actors who work together find that they have similar thoughts or outlooks that helps them bond and even sometimes helps their careers through this communication. I think Vinchelle is a prime example of this kind of partnership. It’s clear just from their interviews together that they are two people who actually have an open communication and who agree and see things from some of the same levels. I watched their Pico interview and what I saw take place can only be described as chemistry and a cosmic bond, it’s the language of two people who know each other and that takes form in different ways vocally and nonverbally. She knows what type of character he wishes to portray and after he ask her to describe the thought process behind that desire you can tell that they’ve had in depth conversations about it and that it’s a topic they are both passionate about because it’s something Michelle herself speaks on a lot. Music taste and such things that are cues to actually knowing a person are known between them and it’s just great to see a friendship that has bonded through a shared passion of creativity.
“I fought for that one too! I fought for the punch, because they didn’t think a girl would ever get involved,” she added. “It’s like, have you ever been to the ghetto, homie? If your boys are fighting and you don’t fight, they make fun of you, they crack on you, and they’d probably kick you out of the group.” –Michelle Rodriguez
“Yeah I mean we have a very, very strong relationship. Uh, we’ve been (pause) friends for so long and there’s so much trust. When the pre-production phase happens I usually invite her in to the writing phase. That’s how much I respect her creativity and her brain. She’s actually, no one realizes, but she’s actually a brilliant screen writer. I have worked with her on that. She’s dedicated in a real refreshing way, a way that you don’t always see. She’s willing to do anything to make the film special.” –Vin Diesel
Michelle is a very vocal woman, she speaks her mind with a frankness that some might consider inappropriate, because the media only likes to talk about bad stuff most think she’s wild and not so serious. You forget that she has two cats, that she doesn’t like make-up that much unless shes working, that if you actually listen and comprehend what she’s trying to say instead of looking for fault, you’ll actually find that she’s actually very deep, conscious aware of the world today and history itself. As an actress she really has this integrity of thinking about the story than herself. And not every actor/actress can say that. Women, def women in a minority group has a smaller window so it’s easier to fall to temptation to get your name out there or to just have a job because the pickings are slim and even if you get past that there’s other elements to worry about. My favorite actresses I feel that they’re all conscious of not only their character but the story itself, that desire to be a part of a concrete piece of work. Often these actress still get disrespected, looked down upon, and often put into a box so others don’t have to think about their real worth and the struggle to get where they’ve gotten. Michelle is one of those actresses, people are okay with categorizing her as the wild party girl so they don’t have to acknowledge her work ethic. Everyone behind the scenes has been called a genius, but people forget to name Michelle – the vocal actress that’s stopped them from making quite a few plot mistakes. And that’s why I respect Vin so much not only because he stood for her at a time she needed him to but because advocates, never slow on the uptake to let people know about the facets of her they not yet know of.
“It’s like losing a limb. I can’t explain it any other way. It was hard. I could see it. He’s a quiet, reserved guy when it comes to emotion. For him to f—ing show how he feels. He’s old-school alpha male. I think the only time Vin was able to show his true emotions about everything that happened was when the movie was finally cut and they showed it to us. That was the first time Vin breathed and let go. He texted me right after and I had a long conversation with him. I’m incredibly impressed with Universal and the entire “Fast” family. Everyone felt the weight of doing the best work they possibly could to make sure [Paul’s] legacy is something that can be revered. That was the biggest worry for me and Vin. How are they going to approach it? It’s not only a celebration. It’s also a goodbye. They could have been announcing other movies. That would have been an abomination. I’m so happy they were classy about it. I just feel like everybody came through 150 percent” –Michelle Rodriguez
After Paul Walker’s death, there were people who seemed discontent with what they felt were lack of emotionalism of Vin’s part. It’s disrespectful to act like everyone shows emotions the same, and these people obviously know nothing about Vin Diesel. I like to call Vin Mr. Poker Face because you have to look deep for cues of his emotions, he’s very quiet and very reserved. Quite often in interviews, he looks down a lot, he shuffles and fidgets a lot or he’s very excitable. In interviews with Michelle he often ask her to speak when they have to go into detail about anything or when given the a option question he looks at her to go first (even though because of that laugh-laugh moment he usually ends up going first anyway). I personally see elements of the actors in their F&F characters and while the sunglasses is catered to by both Dom and Vin, Vin isn’t as wordy as Dom. When any emotion comes into play with Vin while speaking that emotion shines through, and sometimes his excitement or emotionalism causes him to lose words and such things, this is another reason he lets Michelle explain things on top of just liking how eloquently she puts things. You can tell Vin is always aware of the audience and he tries not to offend anyone. It was horrible to see people try to denounce that friendship he and Paul had, it’s great when people like Michelle who was around both men speak on how their relationship really was.
“She’s very brave. Too brave. It scares me sometimes. Everything I feel for her is shown in the movie through Dom’s efforts. If it wasn’t for Michelle Rodriguez, there wouldn’t be any Fast & Furious 6.” - Vin Diesel
“I love Vin because he’s got that gangsta ass street cred that you don’t get a lot with people who play tough. You know…he’s got this…it’s in his eyes you know. It’s like I grew up in the hood just like you kinda thing, so you know I vibe with that. I’m like yeeeaaaah homie. Started from the bottom now we’re hurr (laughs) I love that. So every time I look at him I think of it. I think of how we just came from…out of nowhere…into Hollywood and introduced to Hollywood with this franchise….” –Michelle Rodriguez
These are probably my favorite quotes they have about on another. It’s not just because of the descriptors they draw about each other, or the obvious emotion, but because their quotes reflect also on who they are themselves. The F&F franchise is ingrained in their friendship not only because its where they met and connect but because the series is symbol for their own journey. Like Michelle say’s ‘Started from the bottom no we’re here’ that’s both true for the series and them as individuals in their careers. You can tell that Michelle’s past is deeply a part of who she is, it plays part in how she views people and herself, it plays as both a motivation and an experience that she draws from to connect with work in her career. I think the ideal of being able to look at someone and see the reflection of how far you both have come is a flooring thing really. It’s also one of my favorite things about these two because they do reflect off each other a lot, rather from similarities or differences – either way it’s a combination they’ve used to balance out the odds, what one lacks the other may have. There’s that great balance of respect, and admiration. Although Michelle’s responses are funny when Vin starts to compliment her on any level, which I find interesting because she has no problem complimenting others. She’s very down to earth, with this openness about her work and her thoughts on societal issues, everything comes off more as a conversation instead of anything actually formal.
“I didn’t do two or three because Vin wasn’t in them. And I knew he was my only rock. I don’t fight over action. I don’t care who is beating up who. I fight for integrity. Vin was my only back up. There were too many cooks in the kitchen. I didn’t want to deal with all the chaos.” –Michelle Rodriguez “I would work with Vin any of day of the week outside of Fast, it’s just that when you have that connection like Letty and Dom do in the Fast and Furious franchise, it’s like we look at other projects and we’re like uhh…it’s kinda whack compared to what we already got going on (…) when I have something special, I like to keep it special. I don’t like to mess with it. But who knows, maybe there’s something really cool that will come down the line that Vin would wanna do and where we’d get to work together on the project. That’d be awesome. But so far it’s just that Dom and Letty relationship is just so awesome, I couldn’t compete with it.” -Michelle Rodriguez
I personally am all for them working together on another project. I’d kill to see them in something that reinvents their chemistry dynamic. Michelle hasn’t really played in any mystical fantasy type movies like Vin likes to do and while I’d love to see that happen Vin’s little love interest in those movies are either nonexistent or they die >.> I’m not here for that. I’d love to see them in a kickass type of action flick, I don’t mean like F&F because that’s a total different type of action, I mean something like Mr. & Mrs. Smith (but not that plot line cause I’m not talking about revamping the movie) I just want that type of partnership hand to hand action. The dynamic is so different. Playing Letty and Dom they never really got to play strangers even with the amnesia that past was still present in the movie. It would be interesting to see what that kind interaction would look like for them. I’m down for a modern type of Bonnie & Clyde rendition with their own flare, or something dark and edgy (they’d make a sexy B&C – But I’d like for them to not die…or end up in jail)…anything with stealing, some gun action, and a fight scene or two thrown in. Unfortunately, they haven’t found a script that moves them enough and honestly I think for them ever to really work together outside the factor of Letty and Dom its gonna have to be an idea they both collectively imagine and pitch. I keep my fingers crossed but truly that’s something only time can tell. But truly, I’m happy that we’ve been blessed with their pieces together that we already have.
“This chemical connection is something you can’t fake. Me and Vin got chemistry. And we’ve got a 13-year rapport with each other. You can’t buy that with other actors — either you got it or you don’t. It’s a special thing.” - Michelle Rodriguez
Note: AsI promised here’s the Vinchelle piece I wanted to do, since I just finished the Dotty ship awareness I thought this would be a perfect way to sum all that up. Next I’ll probably do Dom & Brian as my first Brotp, then directly after follow that with the huge F&F Franchise break down I’ve been wanting to do.
1.İlk öncelikle masanızda bulunan dikkat çekiçi alet ve araçları kaldırın. 2. Ders çalışırken günlük hayatta dinlediğiniz müzikleri dinlemeyin. Dikkatiniz dağılır. Youtube’da “3 saat çalışma müziği alfa dalgaları: Rahatlatıcı Çalışma Müziği, Beyin Gücü ☯161 “ adlı bir müzik var öneriyorum. 3. Eğer ders çalışırken yemek yemek isterseniz. Sandaviç türü besinlerle beslenin. Hafif olsun. Ağır yerseniz uykunuz gelebilir. 4.Post-it kullanırken her renge özel bir şifre oluşturun. Örneğin; sarıya, anahtar kelimeler ve açıklamalar vs. şeklinde. 5.Mutlaka ara verin fakat bu aralar 5 dakikadan az 10 dakikadan fazla olmasın. 25 dakika ders çalışıp 5 dakika ara verin. 6.Sınavınız varsa mutlaka o gece güzel bir uyku uyuyun. 7. Kendinize motive verici hedefler koyun.
Merhaba arkadaşlar bu benim ilk postum oldu. Heyecan vericiydi. Umarım söylediklerim işinize yarar. Bir daha ki postta görüşmek üzere…
Elsword thinks it’s cool! His friends are in there, and he has plenty of screen time. He likes, and hopes it will continue. He is absolutely oblivious that the anime has made him look weaker than DiE in PVE.
Aisha is irritated they have to make her act bitchy. What, what do you mean she always acted like that to Elsword?! Of course she doesn’t! Well… she means… she doesn’t hate him… anyway!
Rena laughs, and thinks the characters are believable. She wishes she has more screen time, but appreciates saving Raven’s butt.
Raven doesn’t remember his skin being that pale… Isn’t it a little darker…? Well, he accepts it, he supposes. Doesn’t exactly like how they drew him and his eyes, though. Also wonders what a car is when the ending credits play.
Eve notes that many of the features that define them are removed. A lot of their eyes are degenerated into typical ones, and that they spend a majority of their time not doing anything than actually moving. And - she can float down on the floor, there’s no need for Add to save her… Overall, 4/10.
Chung wonders about his dad. But the anime is kinda boring… he scores it a 6/10.
Ara hasn’t seen herself in the anime, despite her being in the opening and the ending songs. She huffs as she stares at her 4 seconds of screen time in the OP and EDs.
Elesis laughs at the fact that she’s carrying the El Search Party through Hamel. She teases how weak his little brother is, and that he should get a bit stronger. Also wonders what a motorcycle is.
Add can’t help but wonder if his appearance in the anime makes him look, well… he doesn’t know… creepy? That millisecond scene of him peeking out the waterfall seems cringey, and while he did like the fact he saves Eve in the end, he finds himself disappointed that’s all he does.
Lu fumes because shes only in the opening and the ending.
Ciel doesn’t really care at the moment, there’s only one episode and they’re not even included in the episode.
Rose: “What anime?” She’s confused.
Ain is amused at the anime. He’s a little sad that he doesn’t appear in the official anime, not even in the opening and the ending credits… but, at least he has a 1 minute scene dedicating to him being saved by Elsword… That’s good, right?
Tagged by @wortmalerei for the ten Kpop girl groups/artists and their songs! I just did it but I’ll do it again because there are more girl group songs I like!
1. Produce 101 - In the Same Place
2. Miss A - Breathe
3. F(x) - Red Light
4. 4 minute - Hate
5. Wonder Girls - Nobody
6. T-ara - Sugar Free
7. Lovelyz - ACHOO
8. The Ark - The Light ;-;
9. Red Velvet - Rookie
10. Gfriend - Navillera
Disclaimer: All those rules have exceptions and they’re all made up by me, just for fun. Enjoy.
☆ 1. In nearly every group there is a member who is ‘shy’, e.g. he will never show his chest or sth (not that it’s usually your bias).
☆ 2. Each group has an underrated member (e.g. SNSD’s Hyoyeon, SISTAR’s Dasom).
☆ 3. Each group has an overrated member (e.g. 2NE1’s CL, BIGBANG’s G-Dragon, SNSD’s Taeyeon).
☆ 4. Each girl group has at least ONE sweet-cute-girly song/concept on their accounts.
☆ 5. If a song has the word CRAZY in title, it’ll be a hit (e.g. Crazy - 4Minute, Go Crazy - 2PM, Crazy - Jonghyun, So Crazy - T-ara).
☆ 6. A lot of fandom names have nothing to do with the name of the group (e.g. 2PM - Hottest, FT Island - Primadonna, VIXX - St☆rlight).
☆ 7. If name of a group is an acronym, most probably it makes no sense (e.g. U-KISS - Ubiquitous Korean International Idol Super Star, B.A.P - Best Absolute Perfect, VIXX - Voice, Visual, Value in Excelsis). Exception (huge one): BTOB (Born To Beat).
☆ 8. There’s always someone…a bit less conscious than the others (e.g. EXO’s Lay, INFINITE’s Sunggyu).
☆ 9. Most of the groups (older ones usually) have a song that somewhere in the past was a huge hit and everybody knows it (e.g. Super Junior’s Sorry, Sorry, SNSD’s Gee, KARA’s Mister).
☆ 10. Nearly always there’s someone with an unique nickname and someone that kept their real name (e.g. BTS - V/Jimin, SNSD - Sunny/Taeyeon, INFINITE - L/Sunggyu, VIXX - N/Hongbin).
☆ 11. Practically all groups have at least one popular dance which is included in each and every random dance (e.g. AOA’s Like a Cat, Apink’s Luv, SJ’s Sorry, Sorry, SISTAR’s Touch My Body).
☆ 12. Usually the rappers are either underrated (e.g. INFINITE’s Dongwoo, SNSD’s Hyoyeon) or overrated (e.g. B.A.P’s Zelo, EXID’s LE).
☆ 13. If the MV includes something unusual, e.g. the shy member has a transparent shirt (VIXX’s Super Hero), all comments will be about that thing.
☆ 14. The group being on Weekly Idol is all about laughing at them during the random dance.
☆ 15. There’s always someone…A bit worse at dancing (e.g. BTS’ Jin, SNSD’s Sunny).
☆ 16. Usually, a girl group and a boy group somehow similair from the same companies are treated as a pair (e.g. SNSD & SJ, 2NE1 & BIGBANG, 4Minute & B2ST).
☆ 17. Amber is friends with at least one member of most of the groups and many soloists (e.g. GOT7′s Jackson, SJ-M’s Henry, Rainbow’s Woori, Ailee, Eric Nam and many more…).
☆ 18. Leader is usually more mature (in behaviour), e.g SHINee’s Onew, EXO’s Suho, KARA’s Gyuri, SNSD’s Taeyeon, SJ’s Leeteuk, U-KISS’ Soohyun.
☆ 19. However, there are some drastic exceptions (e.g. INFINITE’s Sunggyu, B2ST’s Doojoon, BIGBANG’s G-Dragon).
☆ 20. A lot of the groups have sub-units (e.g. Super Junior-M, INFINITE-H, VIXX-LR, SNSD-TTS, SISTAR19, 2YOON).
☆ 21. Usually at least one member of a group has a solo song/album (e.g. SISTAR’s Hyorin, Block B’s Zico, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, 4Minute’s Hyuna, Secret’s Hyosung and many, many more).
☆ 22. Practically all boy groups have a song and/or concept that sounds/looks less-than-manly (e.g. SJ’s Too Many Beautiful Girls, VIXX’s What To Do, SHINee’s Love Like Oxygen).
☆ 23. Words you’ll hear in 95% of k-pop songs are sarang (love), chigeum (now), kaja/kanda/kara/kayo (go, let’s go), gaseum (heart), moseub (shape), michyeo (crazy), jilleo (fire), barabwa (look) and many more.
☆ 24. No group/artist can win the Random Play Dance at first try. NO.
☆ 25. Most of the groups have their official logo, fandom and colour (e.g. INFINITE - logo: the neverending symbol, fandom: INSPIRIT, colour: gold).
☆ 26. All fans always say they need a new comeback, doesn’t matter if the last one was yesterday or a year ago.
☆ 27. Most of the groups have danced with something or on soemthing (e.g. After School - poles, SJ-M - bandanas, Girl’s Day - feathers).
☆ 28. A black and white music video is necessary (e.g. 9Muses - Wild, 4Minute - Crazy, Wonder Girls - Be My Baby, EXO - Sing for you).
☆ 29. A music video with one leading colour, too (e.g. EXID - Hot Pink, SJ-M - Swing, SJ - Blue World, BEG - Kill Bill).
1.Hatırlamak: Daha önceden öğrendiğiniz bilgileri olduğun mekandan uzaklaşıp yeniden hatırlayın. Fazla detaya girmeyin. Okulda yürürken veya öğrendiğiniz mekandan farklı bir yerde hatırlamaya çalışın. Bu size beyninizdeki fikirleri ortaya çıkarma yeteneği kazandırır. Sınav anında daha iyi hatırlarsınız.
2.Test etmek: Her zaman, her yerde. Flash kartlar sizin dostunuzdur. Test çözmek hızdır.
3.Problemleri parçalara ayırmak: Parçalara ayırmak anlamayı ve pratiği kolaylaştırır. Soruyu çözdükten sonra çözüşü adımlara ayırın. Böylece benzer bi soruda adımlar ve bilgiler daha kolay akla gelecektir.
4.Tekrarı yaymak: Öğrenim kas gibidir. Her tekrardan sonra arayı biraz daha açın. Daha akılda kalacaktır. 1-2-3-4 kuralı diyebiliriz buna. Önce 1 gün sonra tekrar edin sonra 2, sonra 3, 4. 10. günde konuyu kavrayacaksınız.
5.Farklı türler görmek: Aynı soru biçiminden ardarda asla çözmeyin.Kendinizi tekrar edersiniz. Bunun yerine harmanlayın. Ara sıra eski konulardan çözün. Farklı çözümlerdeki sorulara flash kartlar hazırlayabilirsiniz.
6.Ara vermek: Bir soruyu ilk gördüğünüzde çözemeyebilirsiniz. Bir konuyu da ilk seferde anlamayabilirsiniz. Bunu çözmek için soruyu bi kenara yazın ve boş vaktinizde dönüp tekrar bakın aklınıza farklı yollar gelecektir. Birkaç denemeden sonra hala olmuyorsa hocaya sorsanız daha iyi edersiniz. Öğrenemediğiniz konuyu ise her gün parçalara bölerek tekrar tekrar bakmak konuyu kesinlikle anlamanızı sağlayacaktır. Soruyla/Konuyla inatlaşmak yerine ara verin.
7.Basitçe anlatmak: Bir konuyu öğrenirken kendinize şunu sorun; ben bunu 10 yaşındaki birine nasıl anlatırım? Konuyu öğrendikten sonra temiz bir kağıt alıp konunun başlığını yazın. Tabi bu başlık çok genel olamamalı (örn. Hidrokarbonlar) daha küçük bir konu olmalı (örn: Alkenler). Bu sayfaya 10 yaşında bir çocuğa anlatır gibi yazın. Sonra dönüp konuya tekrardan bakın ve küçük eksikleri yazın ve onlara tekrar çalışın. Böylece konuyu basitçe öğrenmiş oldunuz. Buna Feynman Taktiği deniyor. Daha detaylı öğrenebilirsiniz.
8.Odaklanmak: Bu çok önemli bi kural. Bunun için Pomodoro tektiğini kullanabilirsiniz. 25 dk zaman kurun. Tüm sesleri kapatın, bildirimlere bakmayın. Süre sonuna kadar işinizi halledin ve sonunda kendinize bir ödül verin(çikolata vs.). Ardından 5 dk. dinlenebilirsiniz. Buna 1 pomodoro deniyor. ardarda 4 pomodoro yaptıktan sonra yarım saat dinlenin. Herşeyin fazlası zarar. Bunun için appstore’da veya google play’de 30:30 uygulamasını indirebilirsiniz.
9.Zorları yapmak: Günün en zor görevini en dinç olduğunuz zamanda yapın. Genelde sabahları oluyor bu.
10.Zihinsel hazırlık: Moral bozukken çoğu şeyi yapamayız. Bu yüzden gün içinde durumunuzu, nereden geldiğinizi ve yaptıklarınızın size neler kazandıracağını düşünebileceğiniz bir vakit dilimi ayırın. Ben size sabah uyandığınız vakti öneriyorum. Bu alışkanlığı edinmek biraz zordur ama sizi her zaman oyunda tutacaktır.