I want some backstory on this. I really do

anonymous asked:

What is Motorcity?

Motorcity is a cartoon that was running on Disney XD for a while, before Disney mis-managed the crap out of it, then cancelled it and sat on the rights and didn’t do anything with them, like a bunch of jerks.  It’s available on iTunes, and it’s also on kimcartoon (altho there’s an audio error in those. I’m thinking about uploading my corrected copies somewhere so people can get them?? stay tuned)

ANYWAY.  In the Far Future, a guy called Abraham Kane (AKA Mark Hamill AKA Luke Skywalker AKA The Joker) decided he didn’t like Detroit and he wanted a new city there instead.  So he built his new city over top of Detroit, called it Detroit Deluxe.  Deluxe is run by Kane Co. which is run by Abraham Kane.  

(((^^^ The difference between a villain and a supervillain??? PRESENTATION.)))

So now that the whole stupid “human rights” thing is out of the way upstairs, his only remaining problem is the people who would rather live under the city, in old Detroit AKA “Motorcity”.  Kane’s like “well, time to destroy this dump and build More Deluxe! :)” and Motorcity is like “hey fuck u we literally live here” and Kane’s like “I don’t know I can’t read all of a sudden”.

Our main characters have chosen to combat his drones, nano-viruses and private army with COLORFUL AND ECLECTIC CARS.   Our main is an ex-commander from the aforementioned private army, his name is Mike Chilton and I love him.  He’s good at basically everything, and you would think that would make him obnoxious but actually he’s a reckless, adorable puppy-dog mom friend who likes helping and driving too fast and diving off buildings and believing in people.  He’s also canonically mixed-race, so that’s kinda neat.  

He’s a Good Boy.

(And yes, the people who did the character design were also involved in Gorillaz, personally I like the aesthetic of Motorcity way better but they are similar in a lot of places)

Cons: 

  • it got cancelled, so  there are only 20 episodes.  And it does take an episode or two for it to get its feet under it.  
  • YMMV, but I would say the first episode I really really liked was episode 5. (And not just b/c the Duke of Detroit is a fukkin gift, holy crap)
  • not enough ladies, and also they fall back on that thing that’s like “nerdy guy likes the Cute Girl, doesn’t take a hint” and it’s really annoying tbh.  Both characters involved deserved better.
  • Rule of Cool.  This show makes 0 sense sometimes, you gotta lean into that to enjoy it tbh.  It is a silly, silly show (until the finale, then it fukkin destroys me every time)

Pros:

  • Gorgeous, colorful backgrounds and character designs, super-unique style, #aesthetic for days.
  • a really fun, varied cast.
    • VILLAINS, the villains are so good.  Mark Hamill’s villain voice-acting is second to none.  A bizarrely flamboyant rock-star mob boss played by the lead singer of Twisted Sister, who is the embodiment of Chaotic Evil.  A disillusioned eco-terrorist with fascinating bio-weapons and a ruthless/single-minded obsession with doing the same thing to Deluxe that Kane wants to do to Motorcity.  
  • If you don’t mind some silliness/Rule of Cool, the episode plots are fun and I enjoy them. :)
  • Mike’s best friend is really anxious and scared of a lot of stuff and they’re adorably comfortable with each other and they have special nicknames for each other I’m sorry I have a lot of feelings about these nerds.  (can u tell what splickedy’s ship is lol)
  • There’s a lot of room for character interpretation and backstory and stuff, and a lot of implied worldbuilding that’s super fun to build on.
  • the creators are/were really cool with fandom, altho they’re busy with other shows now.  (the head writer retweeted one of my videos!! :D :D :D  I’m still super jazzed)
  • in conclusion it’s cute I love it and I love the characters.

the saddest part of all these bill ships tho??

bill is such an amazing character, i love him to BITS oh god the gf crew really made him such a wonderful character and villain. i love hating him, its so good. i love that he doesn’t have some sad tragic backstory to justify his means, that he’s just wanted nothing but power and chaos, i love that hes such a skilled manipulator and con artist, i love that his first instinct was to throw a fucking party, i love that bill has only ever been bill, and that being bill and never changing and expecting the same in others was his downfall.

but what does most of the fandom do with him?? ship him. make him human so that they can ship him (and/or just make him eye candy). change his personality so that they can ship him. its sad to see his character be devalued so much within a fandom that claims to love him so dearly

“I was never really good at connecting with people.” 

“I guess I have some walls up.”

uhhhhhhh

“If it wasn’t for you, my life would have been a lot different.”

“Shiro, you know me.”

“And at this moment, your friend desperately wants to see you.”

“Shiro is the one person who never gave up on me. I won’t give up on him.”

“As many times as it takes.”

UHHHHHH????

WHAT.

DID.

SHIRO.

DO.

DARK DREAMWORKS GIVE US THE BACKSTORY HOW MANY TIMES MUST WE ASK AND HOPE

Things I want to see done before Steven Universe ends.

1.  WHy the fuck does Rose have a giant penny???

I kinda wanna know more about all the stuff she had in that armory but the penny most of all ‘cause why??

2. Jasperrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

3. Pls can we pleaaaseeee know what’s in this chest? Pleaseeeeeeeeee

4. WHO TF SHATTERED PINK DIAMOND???

Seriously give us the whole story please. Everything is confusing and I must knowwwwwwwww.

5. having said that, actually seeing pink diamond.

Another flash back episode or two would be nice.

6. White diamond too pleaseeee?

7. This girl needs some more development.

Yeah we do have a lot of cool backstory with her and I love Lapis but I can’t really discern her personality?? Thinking of random things that could happen I can’t tell how she’ll react. I really would like more with Lapis.

8. More of Homeworld society pretty pleaseee?

I want to know more about different places/ranks in Gem society and culture.

9. How does Steven work???

We really haven’t figured out too much about how he works and honestly I’m really curious what would happen if someone tried to poof him.Yeah the obvious could happen he dies but then what? does Rose come back?

10. Eh hem.

LARRRRRRRRRRRRSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

basically everything about this situation please. I need the pink boy and the new gem friends back home.

11. Who did pearl belong to??


Alright this is all I can think of right now. More might be added later as needed but what do you guys think? Have I missed anything? What do you want to see?


Also all images to their respective owners and such. I do not own them.

So so so sorry if I used any thing I wasn’t supossed to

twodemigodtraveleroflorien  asked:

Two questions! A) what would be good motives for a prince villain BESIDES tragic backstory B) Any advice for writing a redemption arc?

Wow, I’m in love with this ask. Antagonist motivations? REDEMPTION ARCS? Yes please!!

Okay, so the plan is, I’m going to address the first question first and the second one second. I think that seems reasonable. This might get a little lengthy, I can feel it in the wind, so we’ll see at what point we’ll probably need a Read More.

Question A: (Princely) Villain Motivations

1. Perhaps the most obvious is, well, power. I know a lot of people get pretty tired of the whole “powerful villain wants more power/land/control/riches.” But the fact is, it makes sense, particularly for an antagonist that was raised in power. Keep in mind the kind of childhood this Prince might have had, and all the things they might have been told since they were young. Since they were a child, and during their most formative years, they were likely told time and again how it is their duty as the heir and future leader to uphold the reputation, stature, and altogether power of the entire kingdom. That’s quite a lot of pressure to be under, and it’s hard to get out from under that idea.

Now I’m caught up in the psychology of this trope so here are some points that are somewhat related.

- The first thing they have to fear is looking bad. A Prince is a public figurehead, many are looking to him. That’s a lot of people to disappoint. And when your only counsel is potentially people who are leading you askew, it’s hard to avoid counting on the wrong advice while under pressure.

- These people they could potentially disappoint are both people they personally care about (family/friends) and people that they are responsible for (the citizens)

- Particularly if it’s family applying the pressure, then this care stands to lose everything they have ever known of they try to stand for what they actually think.

2. Noble Ends: Maybe this character kind of has some good ideas or intentions, but for whatever reason, the execution is less than the best- as in, noble ends but evil means. This can take a number of forms, but often you see noble-ends/evil-means characters doing things like putting other people in danger if it means saving one specific character, etc. For every character, this can be different. This particular character is interesting because they are in a position of political and military power, meaning that things are pretty high stakes within their personal lives, the interior of the kingdom, and in their entire country’s relationship with other entire countries. I’m sort of going of the assumption here that you have an idea of the kinds of things your villain does, just not why. 

One of the most often quoted phrases I see about antagonists is that “every villain is a hero in their own minds.” Really take that into consideration for this option in particular, but really it applies to any antagonist.

3. “The Puppet King” Approach: By this I am referring to the trope where a political or powerful figure is actually just being used or manipulated by others with ill intentions. This can be the result of many things, such as straight up blackmail, or the controlling people having leverage over them (like hostages) or, if you want to connect it back to the first idea, through emotional manipulations.

- Blackmail: The controllers have something against them that, if revealed, could be disastrous for the character.

- Leverage: The controllers have something the character desperately needs or wants and are holding it over their heads.

- Emotional Manipulation: Borderline Tragic Backstory, and relating to the first idea, but the controllers could be telling the character terrible things in order to get them to do terrible things- perhaps they told them that they are useless or worthless if they don’t do these things, and this character craves the validation, attention, interaction, etc that comes with pleasing these people. 

4. “They’re Not Evil, They’re Just Misguided”:  Maybe this character is completely misinformed about the situation. This could be an elaborate manipulation on someone else’s part, or really no single person’s intention, but the product of the environment in which this character lives. It sort of ties back to “Noble ends and evil means”, except with a lot more deception and miscommunication going on. Keep in mind, they still have to make the choice to do some terrible things, so it’s not like they didn’t have bad intentions ever.

There’s also a few things you should keep in mind when writing a character like this.

First… if some of these ideas make it look like I am giving the “villain” something to be pitied, or like they have qualities or intentions that one could actually understand, or even an actual (gasp) tragic backstory, it’s because I actually am. If you want to write a good villain, and I mean a really good villain, they have to be just as complex and psychologically believable as the hero. Not only that, but it helps readers keep in mind that no one is just born with a gun in their hand and murder in their hearts. That layer of real tragedy is sometimes needed to show people that hey, this person fell real hard, and that is not just their personal tragedy, but a tragedy of the very world we all live in.

That being said, I am going to jump into my second thing to keep in mind… This villain can have understandable intentions, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t gonna do villainous things. Make them do terrible, horrible, horrendous, awful, unforgivable things. After all, they aren’t really a “villain” if they don’t do entirely evil things sometimes. Yes, it kind of sucks that this person became this way, but now it’s a little too late. They are a threat that needs to be dealt with now, or they will only breed more tragedy. 

A villain’s “tragic backstory” only is meant to explain their actions, not to excuse them.

As for question two… I actually think I’m going to get back to you on that one. Redemption arcs deserve an entire post, because they are remarkably complex and I just can’t limit myself to only giving a handful of tips. I will be setting that post up probably later today, tomorrow at the latest.

Thanks for the questions, as always, and look for the redemption post on the horizon. 

~Penemue

Finally able to sit down and babble about the newest chapter, because, guys, this was such a different chapter! We got to see a clash between Shigaraki’s villains and the new guy Overhaul, and the chapter ended on a short moment with All Might…

… but honestly, I don’t even want to talk about that. It’s awesome, it’s great, I can’t wait to see more, but here, I want to talk about this lady here:

Look at this cute, easily excited guy! A real nerd at heart, obviously, and I laughed out loud when I saw this panel. Dark villain-meeting or not – she’s more excited about the prospect of meeting a real yakuza.

I have to confess, I almost forgot that this fangirl is part of the league of villains. I remember her vaguely from the trainings camp, but not more. She’s Magne, or Hikishi Kenji if you want to know her real name, and she gets a few panels this chapter.

See this here? Nothing fangirl-ish here, huh? From what I’ve seen this chapter, Magne seems to be slightly cute and dorky when it comes to things that she likes – why does this remind me of Izuku a bit – but as soon as it gets serious, she has his head back in the game. She is ready to fight that yakuza, be it for Shigaraki as a boss she is loyal to or because she sees her dream getting endangered. Because her dream, guys, her dream – let me just say, this pulled at my heart strings when I saw it:

This is a friend of Kenji. We don’t know her name, and she describes her as shy and timid – and the first thing I thought was: “Is this Tiger from the Pussy Cats?”

But nope, it’s not. It’s not Tiger, but still, it seems as if Magne’s friend is a transgender woman – and honestly, suddenly I wish Magne and Tiger would have had met under different circumstances, with the possibility to talk and get to know each other. Because look at what Magne’s reason for becoming a villain is:

Magne wants to be free of chains. Possibly, most likely, the chains society gives people. And with the fact that one of her good friends (a friend that stays her friend even though she is a wanted criminal) seems to be transgender, I dare believe that Magne means the chain society puts not only on her, but on people who are different – different gender, different sexuality – simply people that are viewed as “not normal” by some dumb people in society.

That’s a big deal, at least for me. A very big deal. Because – what is wrong with that goal?

Exactly. Nothing. Everyone should be free of chains, should have the chance to be who they really are, and there is nothing wrong about that.

Magne’s whole reason to become a villain is because she wanted to give people freedom, and because she couldn’t think of a legal way to achieve that goal, she is ready to fight the whole hero society.

Don’t get me wrong, everyone. Her being a criminal, attacking people, attacking even the students of U.A., is far from okay. And if I remember correctly, she even committed murder before joining the league of villains. That is not okay, and her goal doesn’t make any of that better.

But her deeper wish for freedom – I think there is really nothing wrong about that. Especially not if that wish was born because Magne wished for equality for everyone.

And just when I am this close to melting and basically adopted this lady (never mind the murder part), this happens:

Like… Horikoshi, why do you make me love this character in a few panels when you kill her off right after that? Why? My heart is fragile, you know, it doesn’t handle such pain that well!

Basically, I find a new good character, and she dies right after.

Karma? Perhaps.

Anyway, I now dearly wish for Tiger to find out about Magne’s death and that Magne’s friend and Tiger somehow meet. Not only did the two – Magne and Tiger, I mean – fight each other, and, if I remember correctly, Magne even tried to do some Small Talk during that fight, but also I just… I just want there to be someone who comforts Magne’s friend when she hears about his death. Someone who will protect her in Magne’s stead, you know? I really hope for that.

At least give me that, Horikoshi, after you just broke my heart.

stargazingphan  asked:

im going to draw a shit tonne of damien/dark and wilford i love them and they make me want to cry bc now we know why everything happened and why they are who they are and just :( i wonder how google came to exist though?? like i've seen the video he made (google irl) but?? more angsty backstory in the future?

it’s crazy, isn’t it? that we actually get to see insight to these characters and a motive as to why they do the things that they do, and who they really were before everything, like… it’s just so freaking amazing.

but i agree! it’ll be cool to hopefully get some more backstories on the other egos as well, angsty or not! 💙

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Lutz’ Backstory part 1

So yeah, here we go! Lutz’ backstory already starts so well, wohoo! I just introduced you to Prussian assholery. Anyway, tis is my project for reaching 100 followers already and I’ve been thinking so much about his story I wanted to do this. 

For some Geography, Württemberg lies in the south-west of Germany, right next to Baden, who was at the time a very liberal state. Oh I forgot to mention, this whole thing takes place around the year 1866.  

Updated thoughts on upcoming OITNB Season5

As the dawn of the new season of OITNB slowly approaches I have some thoughts and theories that I wish to share with all of you. So far we don’t have a lot to go on. We have nothing. No teaser, no promos, nothing. They are really being tight lipped about this however every now and then we get a vague behind the scenes photo that doesn’t tell us shit about shit.  So based on what has come out what do we know so far?

1. Laura is directing a sex scene between her and Taylor an episode.

2. There’s an episode called “Tattoo You”

3. The episodes take place within a span of 3 days.

4. In BTS photos BlackCindy and Abdullah are wearing guards uniforms and Linda from purchasing is wearing a prison uniform. (hmm interesting)

So what can we deduce from this?

Obviously tensions are still going to be very high as its going to take place right where season 4 left off. Not only were the black girls pissed over Poussey’s death but they are now hysterical thanks to Caputo’s complete and utter stupidity for not only throwing Poussey under the bus and not naming her but making Bailey the victim. So who’s going to be the villains next season? MCC and Caputo.

In my opinion the inmates are taking over the prison. Black girls are taking charge. Judy King, Humps, Mchullough (cant spell her name), and Linda will be hostages.

Lets face it Daya is not pulling the trigger because if she was they would’ve shown it. The way I see it this situation is going to end in one of two ways. The first way being Gloria is either going to talk her down which will make Daya reconsider what she’s doing and in that split second of doubt Humps might lunge for the weapon and a scuffle might take place causing the gun to probably go off. Or the gun might not go off and Tasty might somehow get a hold of it.

The second way might seem a bit farfetched than the first. Piper steps in as the voice of reason. Talking to everyone very similar to the way she talked to Bailey so he wouldn’t go into C dorm while the black girls were grieving. She’ll try to calm things Humps will seize an opportunity to take the gun, a scuffle will take place, the gun goes off and hits Piper. Now the only reason I say this is a possibility  because 1.Piper can never stay out of other people’s business and 2. This supports the claim that Piper will suffer from a near death experience.

But again this is pretty farfetched and I want to say a 10 to 15 percent probability.

Now the question of flashbacks. OITNB is known for its backstory telling so will we get some backstories in season 5? Personally I think they should hold off on the backstories a bit because if this season takes place within a span of 3 days its going to be all about the prison riot and too many flashbacks would lose the intensity of what’s going on in the present time. If they’re going to do flashbacks they should be minimal and serve a purpose. Flashbacks that I expect we will see in the future if not this season: Piscatella, Frieda, Kakudio, and Sanky.

I also want to say I’m really happy with the choice of allowing the next season to take place over a span of three days because this allows Piper to be able to stick around for the next couple of seasons. I’ll be honest I’ve been scratching my head trying to figure out how they’re going to stretch Piper’s time. Because she came in with only a year of prison time then she committed perjury when she lied on the witness stand so I don’t know if we’re counting that as more time or what. Time on this show is so hard to keep track of. And if you go by Daya’s pregnancy Piper has already been in there a little over 9 months.  But overall I think a 3 day period was a good choice because it allows Piper more time on the show. Since the show started with Piper I think it should end with Piper.

Moving on to our lovely Laura Prepon and Alex Vause Laura is directing episode 10 of season 5. Now the only speculation I can make about this is she’s directing an episode that’s moving towards the climax and conclusion of the season so I imagine this episode is going to be pretty important. You can’t tell me that with Laura directing this episode there isn’t gonna be any Vauseman action in this. Sex, flashback, whatever. We’re getting Vauseman goddammit. I also get the feeling that the episode that Laura is directing is going to tie into episode 12 “Tattoo You.”

With the announcement of Laura’s pregnancy I’m wondering what this means for Alex.  But as much as it pains me I feel like something is going to happen to Alex and I’m thinking maybe SHU or Max.

This is what I have so far. Hopefully we’ll get a teaser or something soon we’ll probably get something by late February early March. Here’s hoping.

anonymous asked:

Ii legit only have four hopes for season 3: hunk love, sheith backstory, sheith reunion, and Shiro going back to being black paladin. honestly, if i get those four, I'm good with whatever else they throw at me

Anon i too very much want those things ;;

Hunk was his team’s engineer at the garrison, right? Even if Pidge is more minded towards inventing things, I’d think Hunk would be better at fixing stuff and maintenance and things like that. I’d really like more of Hunk doing tech stuff, and also, I’d like to see him take charge again like he did on the balmera–and even when they rescued Allura. Also more of Hunk bonding with the team on missions like the Weblum one pls,, 

That prekerberos story is like,, something that haunts me, lmao. There’s all this buildup and implications of some deep backstory and I really just want to know what happened with them. I think now is honestly the best time to divulge that information, since they’ll probably parallel Shiro’s disappearance now with Keith’s memories from Kerberos. Also, when they reunite, I would absolutely love a hug or forehead touch or at least just another reprise of “It’s good to have you back” “It’s good to be back.”

And honestly so much of Shiro’s personal arc and how it intersects with his role as the black paladin is about learning to accept himself and come to terms with the fact that he isn’t a bad person because of his trauma and like. I feel like it would just be a ton of steps backwards to remove all that character development, particularly when even Keith–Shiro’s chose successor–is so adamant about Shiro realizing just how important he is to the team. 

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Finished this up. Took way longer than expected since a LOT of time was spent just trying to figure out how Yorick’s design works and how i wanted his face looking.

I do (unfortunately) like quite a few of the league of leg characters, but Yorick is a reaaal special one. Since he grew on me and I like his play style and backstory a ton. I really would like to see him explored more, his motivations feel like they could lead to something quite interesting. I feel the great voice they chose for him really adds a lot, I do like playing just to hear his lines sometimes.  
And also, dang just let the boy have a bit of happiness, I wish he got some more attention.

The Danvers Sisters (the youngest sibling)

Request: could you write some headcannons on being alex and kara’s little sister? 

a/n: HECK YEAH I CAN. These are always so fun to do lol, bring it on!! These are more dumb than emotional, I think… I live for the trash and the crack, y’all LOL

Also a little sidenote, headcanon requests (for now, anyway, in my absence) are something I’d be more likely to do since they’re much quicker than coming up with actual prose - those are the ones I really want the most time to focus on. These are just quicker as little flashes of inspiration, and they even help in creating some backstory for the other requests. So that’s just the reason why I’m getting to them before the other prompts, in case anyone was wondering. Have an awesome day y’all :D

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  • it wasn’t always that you were close to your sister, Alex. Life seems to have a different way of handling things than you expect, and you’ve come to learn that things fall into place exactly as they’re meant to; when they’re meant to

  • you were much younger than Alex, and you figured you had a relationship as ordinary as any other siblings would have. She wouldn’t annoy or pester you, but she would tease you quite often whenever she had the chance - for the most part, you took it in stride, never having seen your sister get close to anything that could be described as malicious

  • she was always so cool and even at a young age, she just seemed to know what she was about

  • you, on the other hand, were both parts rambunctious as you were delightful. You spent as much time feeding your untamed imagination as you did swimming the depths of the deep ocean or chartering the vast distances of outer space

  • Alex never failed to mention how lame you were, but nonetheless joined in whenever the two of you were outside and parkouring on nearly every single thing you could find in your wild savannah adventure

  • your parents eventually put you into sports to expend your impressive abundance of energy - needless to say you thrived at it, albeit a little too eagerly, if the bruises you got and the fiery competition in your eyes were any indication

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A favourite scene of mine from thick as thieves of where costis explains how he knows how to tin pans.

Like… They’re in the middle of somewhat terse negotiations after a gruelling walk, all he had to do was say, ‘yes I can tin pots’ but instead he gives kamet a nice hearty slice of his childhood and in return, kamet is all, ah beautiful , an interesting tidbit sbout MY Attolian.

Costis is just. So willing to give kamet his entire backstory. I punched the king in the face. People tried to drop tiles on my head. My dad didn’t want me timing pots but haha I did anyway because I’m a rebel, do you like bad boys kamet? Because if you do I have some good stories about starting bar fights and if you don’t I have some better stories about being a perfect angel

Beauty and the Beast - Thoughts

Okie so this is going to be a long post, just a heads-up. There may be unintentional spoilers, and if anything I’ve said is offensive I’m really sorry, the last thing I want to do is to offend anyone… But basically here is everything I loved about this movie after seeing it yesterday.

- All the backstory was great! Things that didn’t make sense in the original were explained, like how the village totally forgot about this castle, and why the Beast had emotional issues, and the whole age thing under the spell.

- Some minor characters got their own backstories and personalities fleshed out - Cadenza the harpsichord and Madame Garderobe, Mrs Potts’ husband, Cogsworth’s wife…

- Maurice was really well developed. He wasn’t just a bumbling inventor, he was an artist, a genius, a caring father, and I really loved the relationship between him and Belle. ‘How Does A Moment Last Forever’ was beautiful, it said so much in so little time; and getting some backstory on Belle’s mother was also great.

- Philippe the horse has officially earned his awesomeness ranking among the Maximuses and Samsons of Disney horsedom (I mean he already had in the original, but having a real horse made it even better)

- Belle’s girl power vibe was great - the way she stood up to Gaston, and how sassy her reprise was

- The librarian (he’s a librarian right? There were about four books but I guess it’s still a library…) - I won’t call him “the black librarian” or anything, that’s like saying “the female politician” - but I liked his character, how he defended Maurice, and that yes, he was a person of colour, which was awesomesauce.

- Also in general the ethnic diversity in the movie was well done, I thought. There were several mixed-race couples toward the end and everyone was chill with it, so I think that was great.

- Gaston’s character arc was excellent! I loved how he wasn’t really evil at the beginning, just extremely narcissistic, but then took a darker path later on…

- The enchantress got her own story too! No spoilers but she was a cool character

- Belle and Adam bonding over books was beautiful - I loved the Shakespeare references and the poetry, even if it was borderline cheesy at times

- Adam’s reaction when Belle says her favourite play is Romeo and Juliet - hahahahaha

- But then how he reads Guinevere and Lancelot in secret - aahhh <3

- Oh and Belle’s squeal when she sees the library - I would so do the same…

- Dan Stevens’ acting rocked in general. Obviously I was expecting that because Downton Abbey, but he really added new depth to the Beast.

- I’ll admit it, I thought Emma Watson was a bit overhyped as an actress, but she was amazing. I was proven totally wrong and it was great.

- By the way, about Gaston’s Macbeth reference (“screw your courage to the sticking place”) - I know this was in the original, but does that mean he does read books upon occasion? Not the sappy romances, but the dark and gory ones?

- The new songs were great - the part with young Adam gave me goosebumps, as did, like, the whole of Evermore

- Also the Beast got really emo toward the end there, haha

- I was a bit sad that one of my favourite lines was cut - “Lefou, I’m afraid I’ve been thinking”, “a dangerous pastime -” “I know” - but it was okay.

- LEFOU!!! Okay, I’ve been building up to this, I could make an entire separate post about it so bear with me here. I was amongst those getting mad about an LGBT Disney character, for a whole bunch of reasons. The fact that his name literally means the Fool; that he’s your classic imbecilic sidekick; that he’s in love with a self-obsessed straight guy who does nothing but abuse him in return; that Disney is using him as some kind of marketing scheme and token “representation” (gee thanks Disney); that he’s pretty much just a joke, and that his sexuality is therefore made into a joke as well. But… I was proven really wrong about, like, all of this. Disclaimer, I’m not part of the LGBT community, so I realise I have no authority to speak on this… but I thought he was portrayed really well. He was so much more than just a stupid sidekick, so much more than the comic relief, so much MORE than the “token gay character”. He had real personality, his own values and character arc and everything… And the relationship between him and Gaston wasn’t really abusive, not at the beginning. They actually had a nice bond toward the start, Lefou wasn’t just some hopeless obedient guy following him around… And the best part was that when Gaston went from being narcissistic to being plain evil, Lefou had real integrity, he saw Gaston’s true colours and stepped right out of it. He stood up for what he believed in, and got his own happy ending. As for him being nothing more than a joke - I think it depends on the audience. People /could/ take him as just the comic relief, I heard plenty of people laughing at the beautiful moment where he dances with Stanley… But that was up to the viewer. Josh Gad acted him excellently, I thought. Lefou wasn’t a serious character - he was never meant to be - but the actor took the role seriously, so that if audiences looked past the humour, they could see the depth he’d added to him. Tl;dr - Josh Gad exceeded my expectations as Lefou and it was wonderful. 

- Not only that, Lefou got some of the best lines in the movie - the part where he tries to spell Gaston but realises he’s illiterate; the part where he calms Gaston by reminding him of “happy things, like war, and widows”; and how he tells those girls fawning over Gaston “It’s not gonna happen, ladies” (we were all thinking it)

- Which reminds me - STANLEY!! My new favourite minor Disney character… His face when Lefou sings “whose team they’d prefer to be on” and doffs him on the head; the way he grins when Madame Garderobe dresses him in girls’ clothing; and of course the part where he and Lefou dance - how they stare into each other’s eyes… Aahhh I ship it

- The whole symbolism about being a beast was super deep

- Oh and Stephen Chbosky wrote the screenplay! I didn’t realise until the end, but I thought that was pretty cool.

Anyway, overall I loved this movie, it was amazing and beautiful, and really did justice to the original… I’d recommend very muchly if you haven’t already seen it! :D

potatothief  asked:

Josh said that he would want to see a pre-Kerberos shiro episode when asked what he would do if he could write an episode 👀👀👀 from this I infer 1) josh wants to see pre-kerb sheith garrison backstory as much as the rest of us and 2) nothing of the sort happens in s4 😢

asgdjl no one’s actually allowed to see the sheith backstory because it’s too beautiful to behold with your own two eyes and we are all unworthy,, ok but really–I do think we’ll get some flashbacks here and there eventually. Josh said he wanted a whole episode on “younger Shiro” and maybe garrison days, but that doesn’t mean we can get a flashback scene or two here and there :,) 

Wanted: a review

Okay so the Good:
-a slight look at Homeworld. It wasnt much but it still took my breath away
-Blue and Yellow Diamond returning and doing shit for once. Also we see some of their abilities (Blue can make everyone feel her emotion or just makes everyone cry idk and Yellow can use electric attacks which im pretty sure everyone predicted)
-the Zircons were amazing and i love them and they deserved better
-the Off Colours were wonderful, i honestly cant pick a favourite
-Lion backstory??? A weird place to reveal it but idk
-also the animation really improved in this arc which is weird like?? Did they sacrifice quality in the other eps for these three (four if you count Stuck Together) episodes specifically???

The Bad:
-where tf is Aqua and Topaz?? They just disappeared????
-we’re never gonna see another Zircon/these Zircons and that sucks i really liked them
-Steven just abandoned the Off Colours and Lars???? And the special end there?????
-Greg helped the gems try to get to Steven but we never see his reaction to hearing the news i kinda wish we saw that

tl;dr: the arc has some major problems but i still really enjoyed them. The Off Colours were all amazing and unique and im personally adopting all of them. Im also keeping both Zircons and wishing that Lars got better than what he got. Hopefully the next episode will continue on this arc and not be some mindless filler

Hey y'all! It’s been a while since I’ve made a personal post, but I really want to apologize for not replying to messages as much as I used to or being as active on here as I was before.

I’m going through some really tough times now–I know this might sound super edgy or something, but I haven’t been doing very well mental health-wise. For those who aren’t familiar with my Sad and Tragic Backstory™, I come from a very abusive household and my time living there has taken its toll on me through things like PTSD and bipolar disorder. It takes a lot of energy for me to get out of bed, let alone interact with others, but I am trying my very best to get back on my feet again!

I also wanted to thank everyone for all your support for Puu; the story means a lot to me, and I’m glad that it’s bringing many people happiness. I never expected it to be received so well, so it’s a pleasant surprise every week when I see people’s tags, comments, and messages about how they enjoy Puu. All your support keeps me going, not only art-wise, but also in life! You all make things a little easier for me and put a smile on my face the times I need it the most.

Thank you for sticking with me! I hope you all can continue to enjoy my art and that I can keep on creating the things I love.

Wishing you all well! xoxoxo

Okay, but how dare?

I’ve complained a lot already, but I need to talk about Desiree specifically. I mentioned in my analysis of her that, based on her first episode, she’s my favorite ghost villain. I put her even above Ember, though just barely. She’s incredibly sympathetic, and is a character that made me want to see ghosts finding peace as part of the plot above everything.

But then they scrap all of that to make her character about “the more wishes I grant, the more powerful I get!”

Keep reading

Fairy Tail Chapter 525 Review

Lets get into Fairy Tail: Why his majesty’s child was not loved

So chapter opens with the first chapter of Fairy Tail. Awww. Want to see me ruin this because actually there are a few canonical issues.

Bora was actually looking directly at Natsu when this happened, Natsu didn’t even look at Lucy rather he was looking at Bora. Also Lucy was behind Bora while staring at Natsu. Really the most consistent thing is Lucy’s boobs in the first chapter were slightly smaller than they are now.

This was their direct meeting, you should’ve used this.

We open with Gildarts vs August. Pretty much the only Spriggan fight that hasn’t ended in 3 chapters and is total bullshit.

So after Judo tossing Gildarts Augusts begins on repeat asking why his majesty’s child never received love. And get used to it folks he’s on repeat this whole chapter.

Again I’ve said this before, I like that Cana is getting involved but the sad truth is, she is nowhere August or Gildarts level. She may be S-class worthy but these two are just so above her that Cana trying to help will most likely not amount to anything other than make Gildarts try harder.

We cut first to Larcade crawling upon the ground and then, cut to FT’s guild where Natsu is getting darkness punched in the face.

Okay Question. Larcade was scene made a appearance at the universe one battlefield but with Irene’s death universe one wore off and everything returned to where it was. I guess I’m asking did that only count for the continent because the people were clearly moved around. So shouldn’t Larcade go back to Mt. Zonia where he was when Universe one was first activated? I guess not because Lucy and Natsu didn’t return to that ditch where they met August. Also why didn’t Sabertooth bind this up? Did Sting just look at his bloodied corpse and say “not worth it”?

Back to the story

So Natsu and Zeref are still fighting until, ugh, Mavis contacts them. Now to be fair she does give the order of stay away from the guild because Larcade will use one of his pleasure magics and it will effect everyone in the area. Good advice Mavis.

OR AT LEAST IT WOULD BE IF SHE DIDN’T ACT LIKE HER USUAL MAVIS SELF! I pretty much said that the Larcade’s magic would hurt everyone in a range which is true but Mavis doesn’t bother to explain that, she just speaks in her usual faux wisdom and asks people to trust in her.

Okay I actually really like that move Natsu just did. Natsu’s always has been hand-to-hand but not much of a grappler, so just seeing him grab Zeref and punch him to the ground is brutal.

I’m with Natsu on this one

I’d make a joke like “what no tentacle hentai for natsu?” But really he is still a virgin so pleasure wouldn’t work, soul of the wicked meal wouldn’t work because there isn’t anyone to canabalize, leaving only RIP.

Natsu Stop Hitting yourself. Oh wait you need to live, never mind.

So in Zeref’s anger we get a flashback

Oh no. Okay Laracde is my favorite spriggan and if you want to know why please just read this post I made. But I’ll say here’s one of the big reasons I can’t get too much into Larcade it because of how iffy his origin is. We know Mavis and Zeref kissed and then she died there was no sign of recreation. Now if your reading this you’ll say “What I thought people didn’t want FT to be a hentai” well if this is going to be a big plot point in the future it should’ve been explicit that the two had sex because with the stuff we’ve been given the only way for them to have had sex was while kissing Zeref just inserted himself which is very iffy or, God Forbid, he had sex with her dead body.

And Zeref up and kills Larcade in the present. So much for the love between parent and child.

Post Chapter follow up: I wanted to like this chapter a lot, I really did but man…

Okay I want to get with the biggest problem in this chapter and probably the only problem in this chapter stuff happens but not really. Nothing gets done this chapter. We have this theme of “why does his majesty not love his child” and we get no answers. Zeref talks about protecting humanity but curse of contradiction effect on him but it goes nowhere. We get a backstory about Hades operating and finding Larcade in Mavis but again just goes nowhere.

On to the positives, This Chapter had some nice action. Zeref vs Natsu is still even matched no OP ability what so ever and I do find it nice how we get Fire Dragon’s Roar this chapter, one confirming he still is a dragon slayer, but two, because that’s the first spell Natsu used in the series. Also Gildarts vs August is still good but again no ground is really gained either side I’d understand if people weren’t a big fan of it.

I’m glad were bringing back Larcade’s plot point because damnit there’s been too many forgotten this arc.

Final Verdict: 5/10

  • Nothing bad happens this chapter but nothing really does happen
  • The action is solid
  • Just lukewarm chapter