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In The Last Jedi, Rey teams up with Luke Skywalker – but he’s not the man we remember. And that’s not the only shock. Total Film talks to the key players about the Star Wars movie that changes everything. 

Total Film Magazine

“Luke Skywalker has vanished,” announced the opening crawl to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And vanished he remained, for pretty much the entire running time of the seventh instalment in the space saga. 

Sure, his presence hung heavily over that film, the first Star Wars movie in a decade, and the first to follow on from the events of 1983’s Return Of The Jedi. Luke ended that particular film a pretty well-balanced Jedi Knight, having helped destroy the evil Empire while resolving some of his daddy issues with Darth Vader. He was last spotted at a victory celebration on Endor, watched over by the Force ghosts of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Vader/Anakin. What could go wrong?

Cut to 30 years later and the events of The Force Awakens, and Luke is nowhere to be seen – save for a brief flashback – until the final moment when he’s handed his trusty lightsaber by Rey (Daisy Ridley), a young scavenger from the desert planet Jakku who has recently discovered Force sensitivities of her own. The long hair and grey beard can’t disguise the tormented scowl of the galaxy’s original golden boy. 

This is not the Luke we remember. As Mark Hamill himself puts it to TF, “It’s shocking to hear Luke say, ‘I know only one truth: it’s time for the Jedi to end’ – the last time we saw him, he was the most optimistic character. He was sort of at the peak of his powers, and you would imagine that he’d then become a Jedi master and train other people and so forth. What has happened to him that has so traumatised him into where he is now?” 

That is the question that drives The Last Jedi, aka Episode VIII. In 2015, J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens was a critical and commercial smash, putting Star Wars back on top (after the plastic prequels squandered fan goodwill), scoring more than $2bn at the global box office and an overwhelmingly positive response. 

Last year’s standalone ‘Story’ Rogue One was also a hit to the tune of $1bn, proving that the world was ready for adventures outside the core episodic structure. But now we’re back to the narrative throughline of Rey, Kylo Ren, Finn, Poe… and of course, Leia and Luke. (The journey of the former, who we’ve seen go from orphan to princess to spy to senator to general of the Resistance during the franchise, is apparently unaltered in The Last Jedi, despite Carrie Fisher’s death meaning this will be her last Star Wars movie.) 

“Watching the film, there’s going to be a very emotional reaction to
what she does in this movie,” says TLJ director Rian Johnson. The indie auteur behind Brick, The Brothers Bloom and Looper, he’s something of a Padawan when it comes to blockbuster filmmaking on this scale. 

Johnson’s the only person besides George Lucas to have a solo writer-director credit on a Star Wars movie, and it seems he used that autonomy to make some pretty bold choices, even in a series celebrated for its twists. 

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anonymous asked:

こんにちは!!By any chance, can you explain particles? im not doing to great in my japanese class right now because of it. thanks!

(Sorry it took me so long to reply, I’m drowning in research papers at the moment) 

Anyway that’s a really broad question, but I can try! So the most basic function of particles is to tell you what role the words play in a sentence.

The best way, in my opinion, to learn particles is using particle dictionaries. I own this one, but I couldn’t find a pdf online. But here’s a pdf of another one that looks pretty good

I’m thinking maybe it’d be more useful to you, since your question is sort of broad, if instead of just giving lots of examples I try to explain the difference between a few that are often problematic for beginners. The ones most people seem to struggle with are:

は-(read as “wa” when a particle) topic marker

が-subject marker

を-direct object marker


に-location marker

で- location of action

Most particles have several uses, but I’m just going to be dealing with the most basic uses for this.

I grouped them based on what they deal with, は、が、を all mark things and に、でdeal with places

For は、が、を, it’s pretty easy to tell when to use を,  but it can be a bit hard to know when to use は and が.

を is used when the verb is done  to something (so transitive verbs).

私(わたし)はうどんを食(た)べる, I eat udon; you use を because the verb, to eat, is transitive, so it requires a direct object, the thing being eaten. 

You use がinstead of をwhen the verb is not actively done to something (intransitive)

私は日本語(にほんご)が分(わ)かります。I understand Japanese. You use が here because the verb,  分かる, is intransitive.

The difference between がand はis a bit changeling to explain in brief, if you google it there’s a ton of different resources and whatnot specifically dealing with these two (X is a good one).

The next two both deal with location (both have other uses, but this is the one most people learn first). Which one you use depends on the verb, にmarks the place as a destination, it is used with verbs of motion. でmarks the location of an action, within where the verb is taking place.


I am going to Japan (“to go” requires a destination, so you use に, the verb is towards Japan)

私は日本で住みます。(“to live” does not involve a destination, but takes place within a location, so you use で, because the verb is happening in Japan)

I hope this was helpful anon, but if not feel free to send another ask–and feel free to ask specific questions if there are certain particles that you’re struggling with. And you’re welcome to chat with me on tumblr messenger or discord for help too; I’d love to help you improve in your class! :)

Colors - Halsey

Relationship: Ryan Haywood x Fem!Reader

Summary: You never knew what Colour looked like, until you met him, then your whole world changed, when you saw blue. 

Warnings: None, but a little of Ryan being possesive XD

Word Count: 682

A/N: Hey y’all! Here’s another one! And yes, I know, I write too many song fics, a lot for Halsey, but music is basically my life and I don’t know what I would do without it! It’s also a Soulmate AU because I thought it would work best for the song XD. Anyways, I know I’ve been uploading every day, btu I’ve actally run out of ideas, so if you have any songs or ideas, please send them in! I would really apreciate it and I could continue making the content you love! So please, like, reblog, and send in your requests because lord knows I need them! <3

Originally posted by rtahs

Through your entire life all you could see was shades of grey. You had heard about colours, even tried to get it taught to you, but it was only grey. There were the lucky few kids who had already met their soulmate, and were destined to be together, and there were a majority like you, who didn’t find their soulmate before eighth grade. In middle school and high school, where all the elementary’s mixed, many more found their soulmate, their partner in crime, after accidentally bumping into them in the hallways, or touching when passing notes or pencils.

When you finally left high school, you still hadn’t found them yet. Others knew what colour was, the colour red and pink, orange and purple. You longed for that, reading all about it as you got through college, still not finding the one. You would go to every party you could, but still it wasn’t enough.

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Solitary Samhain Celebration tips

So, looks like you guys like my posts about how to (lowkey) celebrate witchy holidays when you’re on your own. So here goes another one, this time for Samhain, all hollows eve, Halloween, Tempora dell'ombra, Day of the dead (fret not is the translation for the Italian term, I’m Italian and I do celebrate it, so it’s ok), or whatever you have.

- pull out old pictures, of when you were little, of when your parents were little, of when your grandparents were young

- frame pictures of loved ones who passed away

- have family tell you stories from the past, have friends tell you stories from their families and past

- write down your family tree, look for your roots

- light a candle and leave it out in the night to help lost souls find their way

- leave food offerings out in the night, or set an extra plate at your dinner table

- put up wards against all types of unwanted guests (salt on the window sills, a bag of iron nails near your door, a broom left outside)

- light some incense and cleanse your house and yourself

- sit down with an homemade pumpkin spice something and write in your witchy journal

- carve a pumpkin

- collect fallen leaves

- eat seasonal produce (pumpkin, mushrooms, chestnuts, etc…)

- divinate, if you have no tools it’s the perfect time to start (for lack of tools you can pick up any book ad do bibliomancy, look this up)

- and if you don’t know what to ask when doing divination, ask for an advice that can act as a motto for the incoming year

- pray for ancestors and gone souls

- dance with your shadow, meaning learn to recognize your flaws, learn from them, learn to work around and with them, learn to accept them (if you cannot shed it of course)

- dance with your shadow, meaning learn to see yourself at your worse, get scared of what you could do if completely unleashed in the worse possible way, be thankful for it because this way you can see your light

- put out food and water for small birds and little critters to pass the incoming cold months

  • Klaus: So. Who broke it? I’m not mad. I just want to know.
  • MC: I did. I broke it...
  • Klaus: No. No, you didn’t. Azusa?
  • Azusa: Don’t look at me. Look at Randy.
  • Randy: What?! I didn’t break it.
  • Azusa: Huh. That’s weird. How did you even know it was broken?
  • Randy: Because it’s sitting right in front of us and it’s broken!
  • Azusa: Suspicious.
  • Randy: No, it’s not!
  • Luca: If it matters, probably not...Elias was the last one to use it.
  • Elias: Liar! I don’t even drink that stuff!
  • Luca: Oh really? Then what were you doing by the coffee cart earlier?
  • Elias: I was buying one for MC. Everyone here knows that, Luca! They saw me!
  • MC: Alright let’s not fight. I broke it, let me pay for it, Klaus.
  • Klaus: No. Who broke it?
  • Randy: [whispering] Klaus, Yukiya's been awfully quiet…
  • Yukiya: Really?!
  • Randy: Yeah, really!
  • ...
  • Klaus: I broke it. I burned my hand so I punched it. I predict ten minutes from now, they’ll be at each other’s throats with warpaint on their faces and a pig head on a stick. Good. It was getting a little chummy around here.

“Take my believing heart!”

Little Witch Persona AU anyone? Phantom witches?? Witch thieves???

**Please DO NOT edit, use, or repost any of these! Thank you!

Nine New Phantom Witches

character profiles, concepts and dialogues under the cut!

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Thoughts of a Hockey Penalty Box Attendant

  • ‘Get a job in the NHL they said, it’ll be fun they said, fuckin’ lied though didn’t they.’
  • 'Here comes our first prisone–I mean player.’
  • 'Why do you guys have to hit the glass with your sticks? Why? You could poke an eye out.’
  • 'Oh no, no no no, not the camera– damnit, we just got a new one.’
  • 'How many times is this guy gonna get a penalty.’
  • 'Oh great, here comes another one. Joy.’
  • 'Okay guys, I’m running out of roo- okay honestly, I have no where to sit now.’
  • 'Ew, I just stepped in some sort of bodily fluid.’
  • 'Just once I’d like to see a fan come in the box circa Tie Domi. Just once.’
  • 'It’s a good thing there’s no hot mics in here. A sailor would blush after hearing some of this shit.’
  • 'Can–can you not try to continue the fight while in the pout palace? You’re basically in a glass case of emotion and no one can hear you but me.’
  • 'I will either go deaf from players yelling or fans. Probs both.’
  • 'I am the keeper of the bad children and I alone can release them from their prison.’