Nothing-is-Not-Something

anonymous asked:

One thing that is starting to bug me about how they're writing Isak is why does he only ever do something after someone tells him to? Like his actions and opinions recently are being way too influenced on what other people say (everyone's actions are, but I feel like with him is too much and way too obvious). I get what they're trying to do, he has misconceptions that need to be destructed, but the whole story development is like this now: [Part 1/3]

something happens, he does nothing, listen to the wrong advice, until the new amazing guru (Jonas, the School nurse, Sana, now Magnus) comes and saves the day. If it continues like this, Isak will turn out to be a pointless protagonist, since the issues are happening to him, but the supporting characters are the ones keeping the story going (if that makes sense). [Part 2/3]
Like, it’s hard to cheer for a character that is so impressionable with everything everyone says, ‘cause it feel like he’s there to be a puppet. Idk, do you see where I’m coming from or I am just being crazy? Lol [Part 3/3]


Reply: So this is all going to be my opinion obviously, but since you asked me I guess that’s what you wanted?

An impressionable teen does not make for a bad character, but a realistic one. Even more so when this is a 17-year-old kid who’s been doubting himself for the better part of his teenage years. All of the things Isak has been corrected (or influenced, if you prefer) on are things people honestly and truly feel and believe. Everything from internalized homophobia to the stigma around mental illnesses.

“Why does he only ever do something after someone tells him to?” - Because they offer a different point of view. Isak is very set in his ways and his beliefs (especially in regards to homosexuality and mental illnesses, but also when it comes to things such as religion) early on in the season. He’s all but a pointless protagonist. To me, he’s one of the better one’s I have seen on television ever because there is actual growth. And not the kind of growth many tv shows need 5 seasons to work out, but a realistic development. It’s one of the more progressive character developments I can remember having seen in media, ever.
He’s still the protagonist because everything is happening to him and he is ultimately the one who “solves his own problems” (he’s advised on telling someone why he’s struggling by the doctor, but he’s the one actually telling Jonas. Magnus is giving him the advice to talk to Even and not listen to Sonja, but Isak is the one who is ultimately going to talk to Even), with some help from the people around him - but all superheroes need a sidekick, right?

I don’t see him as a puppet because he doesn’t do as he’s told, but rather listens and considers other people’s beliefs and point of views - something that is really important! Something we can all learn from! 

You’re of course more than welcome to disagree with me, and it doesn’t make you crazy! Not at all. :)

Fascination, a lady with large eyes. And hands everywhere. Nothing related to me, but I wanted to make something about conscent. Or more non-conscent. Did it to cool down from a very cool animation project I’m helping on. :)

You can say what you want about Christmas-as-celebrated being commercialized and ridiculous, and not religious enough to be sacred and not NON-religious enough to be universal, and you will probably be right, but I firmly believe that everyone who lives in a temperate climate with all this axial tilt baggage is ENTITLED to an over-the-top ridiculous midwinter festival, because it is cold and dark outside.

(…Or bright and hot outside, I guess, if you’re Australia? Does Australia do anything to acknowledge their actual midwinter?)

There should be a peace-love-yummy-food-presents-silly-hats-it’s-dark-at-5-fucking-pm-give-me-consolation-parties festival that isn’t beholden to any religion, so anyone can celebrate in good conscience.

fuck i wasted my chance on doing a 69 joke damnit dam ni it fu ck

Anyway, thanks y’all for sticking in I guess? What are you even doin here lol

Should i do something for the 400 followers thing or nah? im kinda confused about what im supposed to do here. I was maybe thinking about an art giveway but like a themed one cuz fuck it. What do you think?

I have so much love for the Min-By-Min scene

Ugh man! This show! This show is my type of shit cause it feeds my artistic needs. And no I don’t mean that creating something from nothing…no I mean creating a whole new art form by blending two art forms together to mesh into one. This is not just media or a story in motion. The way they choose to shoot the scenes…the angling - the black outs - the cast outs and close ups. They create this more intimate vibe. Makes you feel like you not watching a show but that you’re sneaking into someone else life. They make sure to optimize this during the couples important scenes - the pool scene, cuddle scene, goodbye kiss scene, a lot of Isak’s scene when he’s having a growth or emotional moment, the minute by minute scene. They want to get certain things across at these moments and they use all their tools to make sure you get. You have to feel apart of these boys…not a distant entity observing them. God damn I love it. Everything is so fucking intentional - everyone in the creation (cast/director/writer) has to be on the same page. They slow everything down (normal scenes in shows go faster than what we see in skam with Evak they dont do slow motion they just have them drag out every moment - this is to make it solely about the emotional.

The. They have these awesome ass slightly distant shots - like the one of Isak as he has this break down after seeing Even back with his gf. Or the other scene of Isak where he’s walking into the school area and the shot is from the back but you can also see his schoolmates and they’re all grouped up. These shots are shot different from the intimate type of aces cause their into on is to make the audience feel for the character not one with them. For them to understand the desolation by observing it not just in the character but in the imaging around the character.

Everything about it so artistically pleasing even down to the fashion - cause the clothes play their own big part and it not just about making the character look pretty.

They keep up with these consistent things - the red head wear, the after math position of Isak/even - Isak presenting half of his face (done in the cuddle scen, after sex scene, and the minute by minute), dragging touches - hands to face, Eskimo kisses, face rubs. I love these kinds of consistent things. They held cement things that I don’t think people really think about. Evak isn’t good just cause it’s about something. No we love it because of the little things that build up to the bigger picture.

I think I love the minute by minute scene so much not just because of the imaging but because it’s one of those scenes that presents so well how far we’ve come. This Even isn’t outwardly the one we first met. That guy was a suave James Dean type with promises of wickedness and and temptation on the edge of a Mona Lisa smile. He was the leader…in control of their situation. This Even is out in the open, there’s no pretense, no hiding. He’s feels are evident there’s no mystery no glamour just a boy who thinks he’s not worthy. And even as the emotions transition from resigned acceptance to surprise and hope the base stays the same. Vulnerable. Yes we’ve seen glimpse of this Even for he didn’t just pop out of nowhere. He was in the silent moments where Even’s mind seemed to wander. In the shift of the eyes when Isak referred to his mother as crazy. But we’ve never seen him on this big a scale. We also see influence on the relationship dynamic itself - Isak is more of the lead in this scene. He does more of the initiating than he normally does. And while his body is still platooned how it normally is during one of these moments the difference here is Even whose angled so he has to look up at Isak. This is for obvious reasons. My favorite thing about this moment is its rawness, this is a moment of Even needing something…something he doesn’t speak verbally (in fact his words were saying the opposite) but still came across through body. And Isak says the right thing. And it’s not out on, it’s not dramatic. It’s perfect and it’s just them.

When I first started I thought their story was just gonna be another high school romance but damn was I wrong. And I’m happy I was. It’s really that old time - artistic style to it. It’s a goldmine piece in today’s modernized world of storytelling.

Yooooo guys what if “I love you” is some sort of a password? It literally says “Tell me your darkest secret”. What if the only way to get out of this creepy tunnel (probably a deadly trap) is to say something that’s a deep, well guarded secret, something he always meant to say and never have? What if it literally goes like this:

Voice: Tell me your secret.
Sherlock: *tries different things, nothing works*
Voice: No, a secret. Tell me something you’ve never said, but always wanted.
Sherlock: I love you. 
Door: *opens*
John: *makes THAT face (you know which one)*

there are no words to describe my love for you

none


though I often find myself thinking

how does she live with what she has done?



no words, just winter




pith


this time I forgive you, though I know it has not occurred to you

that you were the one that needed forgiveness


this is the last time



days

I

do not

breathe

at

all



the greatest crime

was our undoing



the problem is insoluble

nothing is insoluble

 


my heart

filled with silence                             a cataract of blue



rather than live with shame

sparrows


nightly



darkness enters

we

with a turning


away



a system, arguing with shadow



variety of you

either reason

or confess

with yourself



something, the opposite of nothing



if only, the eyes

Better Man x I Don’t Wanna Live Forever Lyrics Edit

been sitting eyes wide open behind these four walls, hoping you’d call / it’s just a cruel existence like there’s no point hoping at all / and i know i’m probably better off on my own / than lovin’ a man who didn’t know / what he had when he had it /

baby, baby, i feel crazy; up all night, all night and every day / and i see the permanent damage you did to me / never again, i just wish i could forget when it was magic / give me something, oh, but you say nothing / i wish it wasn’t four a.m., standing in the mirror / saying to myself / what is happening to me? / you know you had to do it, i know / the bravest thing i ever did was run / i don’t wanna live forever, ‘cause i know i’ll be living in vain / sometimes, in the middle of the night, i can feel you again / and i don’t wanna fit wherever / but i just miss you, and i just wish you were a better man / i just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home / and i know why we had to say goodbye / like the back of my hand / i just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home / and i just miss you, and i just wish you were a better man / i just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home / a better man /

i know i’m probably better off all alone / than needing a man who could change his mind at any given minute / and it’s always on your terms / but i’m sitting eyes wide open and i got one thing stuck in my mind / wondering if i dodged a bullet or just lost the love of my life / i’m hanging on every careless word / hoping it might turn sweet again / like it was in the beginning /

but your jealousy, i can hear it now / baby, baby, i feel crazy / you’re talking down to me like i’ll always be around / up all night, all night and every day / you push my love away like it’s some kind of loaded gun / i gave you something but you gave me nothing / boy, you’d never thought i’d run / what is happening to me?

i don’t wanna live forever, ‘cause i know i’ll be living in vain / sometimes, in the middle of the night, i can feel you again / and i don’t wanna fit (fit, babe) wherever (wherever) / but i just miss you, and i just wish you were a better man / i just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home / and i know why we had to say goodbye / like the back of my hand / i just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home / and i just miss you, and i just wish you were a better man / i just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home / a better man / better man /

i’ve been looking sad in all the nicest places / i hold onto this pride because these days it’s all i have / and i gave you my best and we both know you can’t say that / you can’t say that / baby, baby, i feel crazy / i wish you were a better man / i see you around in all these empty faces / up all night, all night and every day / i wish you were a better man / i wonder what we would’be become / if you were a better man / i’ve been looking sad in all the nicest places / give me something, oh, but you say nothing / we might still be in love / if you were a better man / now i’m in a cab, i tell ‘em where your place is / you would’ve been the one / if you were a better man / what is happening to me? / yeah, yeah /

i don’t wanna live forever, ‘cause i know i’ll be living in vain / sometimes, in the middle of the night, i can feel you again / and i don’t wanna fit wherever / and i just miss you, and i just wish you were a better man / i just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home / and i know why we had to say goodbye / like the back of my hand / i just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home / and i just miss you, and i just wish you were a better man / i just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home / i just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home / we might still be in love, if you were a better man / i just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home /

i just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home / until you come back home / better man

No Happily Ever Afters

Chapter Eleven: Epilogue

AO3


At roughly three in the morning, Adele’s phone rang, waking her instantly.

“What’s wrong?” she asked, grabbing the phone off her nightstand and answering it in the dark.

“Nothing’s wrong,” she heard her son’s voice say soothingly. “Well-okay, something’s very wrong, but we’re all fine. There’s an… incident that needs our attention, that’s all. Marinette and I need to be in the Galapagos, like, yesterday. I’m really sorry to be calling this late, but can you watch the kids while we’re away?”

“Of course, darling,” Adele said, as she leaned over and roughly shook her husband awake.

“Great. We’re packing now, we should be there in twenty minutes, okay?”

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