a lot of emotional scenes really

anonymous asked:

Hey Sai! Got any good Kacchako fics you'd recommend?

yeah, sure dude!! here’s a list of some of my fave kacchako fics!! 

hilariously enough, most of them aren’t even really that romantic, and focus more on bonding and the character’s growing and developing relationship and/or feelings. (by which i mean that there’s not a lot of kissing or intimate stuff like that). 

(which means they’re all sfw, lmao)

From Grey To Red by CaptainRisu - A really cute fic of Bakugou and Uraraka sharing an umbrella after the mid-term exam as well as sharing a few personal things with each other. A really really cute fic, featuring Bakugou and Uraraka bonding!! [one-shot]

Supernova by anerbananer - A really interesting introspective fic from Uraraka’s point of view; she wants to feel the rush of something she had during her and Bakugou’s fight and calls him out to have another. has a really cool fight scene between them which delves a little into both character’s motives and desires, with lots of adorable interactions afterwards. [multi-chap?]

Emotions Are Hard by geek179 - Bakugou finds Uraraka in the grocery store during an errand. He realizes that she doesn’t have much to eat, and, without thinking, invites her to his house for dinner. he kinda hates himself for it, but not really. Super adorable!! [one-shot]

The feeling that isn’t entirely unpleasant by mysterious intentions - Bakugou slowly starts falling for Uraraka despite his best attempts not to, and maybe he doesn’t actually mind as much as he says he does. mostly just cute little interactions between them through a period of weeks/months. features Bakugou helping Uraraka train to get stronger. [one-shot]

Conflict Resolution by Colorslander  - Bakugou forgets that he’s dating Uraraka and is baffled about why she’d want to anyway?? Uraraka takes it all in stride tho. really adorable, and features some cute interactions between Bakugou and Kirishima about Bakugou’s romantic woes [one-shot]

Palms Are Sweaty, Knees Weak, Arms Are Heavy by @lucyrne - Bakugou keeps sweating around Uraraka during a class project and doesn’t know why, nearly destroying their project in the process. short and sweet and really adorable. [one-shot]

Implode by @milktomiilky - Bakugou falls hard for Uraraka and he knows he’s in deep. short and sweet, mostly about Bakugou’s introspective thoughts on Uraraka and himself. [one-shot]

Terms of Civility by @milktomiilky​ - Izuku thinks about Bakugou and Uraraka’s relationship while talking to a few classmates and comes to some interesting conclusions. an interesting introspective about kacchako from Izuku’s perspective, and gives some insight on what the other characters might think of Bakugou and Uraraka’s relationship in canon, too. [one-shot]

written on your skin by @milktomiilky​ - Bakugou and Uraraka admire each other’s scars after a spar, and it’s surprisingly sweet. a really cute piece. [one-shot]

Stronger than You Think by azuras_lance - Uraraka begins to doubt herself after a fight gone bad, and Bakugou gives her encouragement her in his own way. really cute piece dealing with Uraraka’s self doubt and Bakugou being a supportive force for her. [one-shot]

death and strawberries by baekugous - Bakugou slowly falls for Uraraka and thinks that he’s getting sick or dying. probably. really cute piece about Bakugou coming to terms with his feelings for Uraraka, featuring a slow relationship build up near the end. [one-shot]

kindling by unknown - Bakugou lets Uraraka walk under his umbrella and back to his house during heavy rain so she can borrow a change of clothes. short and sweet and really cute. [one-shot]

of ferocity & flame by Me - Bakugou never fell for Uraraka’s smiles. a short introspective piece about Bakugou’s thoughts on Uraraka, and why he fell for her. [one-shot]

and here i stand forcefully on lines made of gray by Me - Bakugou doesn’t find Uraraka beautiful, because that implies an emotional investment he can’t allow. a short piece about Bakugou falling for Uraraka and denying it. [one-shot]

catch me if i fall by Me - Bakugou nearly falls to his death, and Uraraka catches him before he does. a short, cute piece about them both saving and supporting each other. [one-shot]

hope you enjoy these!!

10 Tips for Writing (Good) Smut

so. let’s do this.

About a year ago, I had to read a book for my school’s summer reading assignment called How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster. It’s not a bad book, pretty decent actually, but there was this one chapter about sex scenes in literature. And one of the first sentences was along the lines of “writing sex is boring.”

and I did a double-take. Bc in my experience, that is absolutely not the case, and if you do find yourself bored while writing smut, then you’re not doing it right. See, Thomas’s main argument was that there’s only so many ways you can write sex scenes, because there’s only so many sex acts you can choose from. (My boy Thomas is clearly a vanilla dude, but let’s not hold that against him.) 

But one of the most important things to keep in mind while writing smut is that it’s not necessarily just about the act itself. So while Thomas is right that there are limits as to how many ways ppl can have sex, he failed to realize that writing sex is about a LOT more than that. And I’m gonna prove it to you.

Keep reading

I’m bitter AND sticky so let’s get gooey on topic!

People just? forgot that ton of season 3 episode’s visuals are  actually amazing? I mean it could be just me but this season clearly trowed a ton of budget into some scenes an episodes! 

Super Watermelon Island got an amazing fluid fight scene between two giant women and it was as energetic as it sounds 

Gem drill, even tho it was pretty chilly on animation, had ton of detail on Steven’s faces, I find it like such a sweet detail having in mind the episode was focusing a ton on Steven and his connection with the cluster 

(this is my personal favorite)

Hit the diamond had a TON of characters on-screen at the same time, having in mind 5 of them where new characters and they had to design new clothing for 5 of them 

Even though my favorite part of this episode is the bond between Amethyst and Peridot, I think Too Short To Ride was pretty consistent, I am in love every time they put little lines under the eyes of the characters because it usually helps to remark the emotion they are feeling, is personal. 

Stevonnie’s back for Beach City Drift and the thing I like the most about this episode is the backgrounds and the color choices, they are AMAZING and pretty relaxing to watch on their own. 

Monster reunion was pretty harsh to see for me because painful scenes (aka scenes where the character is clearly in pain) make me feel incredibly bad, but I again shot out how they draw emotions and the subtle lines that make it all even better. 

More than for animation itself, I praise a lot Alone At Sea because of writing and atmosphere, and the last one really works, I felt incredibly… tense, when Jasper showed up, how she acted and the way she expressed herself, and how the colors got dark and the rain around it… just gosh

Even tho it was a pretty okay-o episode in general, I really liked Gem Hunt’s backgrounds, the whites and cold tones made a good mix with Jasper’s colors and really helped her to pop out! 

I’ve talked a lot about Bismuth, so at this point everything would feel redundant, so I’ll just say that the first and last scenes have pretty good colors, one being calm pastel tones and the other reddish dark tones #BRINGHERBACK2K17

And finally, Bubbled, which has some on the most beautiful space backgrounds i’ve seen in an animation product, is the feeling of emptiness that makes the most of the episode personally, how is literally just Steven and Eyeball and Eyeball pretty much tries to kill him, in other situations you can think about something going on, but is the fact that they are in space what makes it feel… well… empty, giving more focus to the characters that contrast the most in a sea of dark cold tones and blacks! 

I TALK ABOUT THIS A LOT BUT something i gotta say once again cuz i feel so strongly about it is i think the music is a massive part of why taz is so good. like fucking CRUCIAL to the story and emotion being so effective and memorable. to the listener but also in the story itself its so important like the voidfishs song, johanns music, the crystal kingdom verses, the literal arc Story and Song etc

i think there were sound effects in the battlewagon race and some music but the first time music was really implemented into a scene was……… sloane and hurley.. right……. and it caught me so off guard and made that moment that much more powerful. and that first song (discovery and recovery) is one of the most simple and minimal songs but also still one of the most beautiful??? its the most crushing moment in taz up to that point but i dont know if i wouldve cried if that song didnt play. it creates such a distinct atmosphere like i cant imagine refuge without the rustic old west guitar of roswell/refuge/the diary of sheriff isaac and the cozy + familiar piano of the davy lamp. or lucas’ lab without those vocaloid crystal kingdom verses and sparkling pulsing synths in crystal minuet/the cosmoscope/elevator of tomorrow/zero gravity trash ball etc etc etc. and do i even have to explain the suffering game. like bitch have you heard wonderland round 3 that shit bangs 

more recently the reunion tour monologue and lups best day ever are two moments that i think…. are as powerful as they are because of the music. its become a much bigger component in the later arcs and griffin really didnt spare any opportunity in the finale. theres a lot of killer tracks lemme tell ya

my personal favorite is disrobed + the chalice. they use the same melody but with a completely different sound and energy and theyre both really powerful. and play at such crucial moments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!both of them give me chills

im really proud of griffin and his garageband/rockband 3 midi keyboard skills the soundtrack really enhanced his storytelling and the audiences experience. all his shit is on soundcloud but also buy it on bandcamp duh

anonymous asked:

question: how does Dean cycle through like 20 expressions in the space of a second and a half. explain.

That man’s face is a treasure; so many expressions so little time. It’s a lot to do with the vast well of emotions he’s always sitting on and also his sensual (tactile is the word I use when I tag it but sensual is what I really mean) because not only does he use his hands to express himself, he uses his face too–his eyes his lips, the eyebrows. Look at his shoulders in that one too. He just uses his entire body to talk. One of my favorite scenes is from The French Mistake because he does this in the span of a few seconds: 

He just has so much in him all the time and it just all comes out in some form of facial expression and I love it. This scene too in 5.01 when he’s so shocked to be on the plane: 

Or here, in when his entire face tells a story from start to finish: 

Or those times you can literally see him thinking something through: 

He wears his emotions right there on his face and that’s why it’s impossible not to know what he’s really feeling even when he doesn’t want to talk about it. 

anonymous asked:

would you mind giving tips n tricks for how to write kiss scenes? i just dont really know what to say in them other than he/she pulled him/her into a kiss. how would i go about expanding this? :0

Sure! (And wow - I wrote a lot about this!

Writing a Kiss

1. Emotional context to frame the description
2. Body/hands/physical descriptions
3. Description of the kiss (The kiss is a journey! It has a start, a middle, and an end!)
4. The feelings and emotions generated by the kiss.
5. You can break up or frame the scene with dialogue and thought if needed.


1. I start with emotions/scenarios to frame my kisses - is it a hungry kiss? Demanding? Gentle? Teasing? Loving? And I use these emotions to branch out into what kind of descriptions I’ll use. (Eg. a gentle kiss might have feathery light touches, while a desperately hungry kiss might have one person clutching the other to them tightly; their fingers digging into their shoulders with the force of their need.)

2. Next I’ll go with the body and hands. Are they pressed together? Is one person’s hands roving over the other person’s body? If so, what are they touching, squeezing, scratching, clinging to, etc. Are they  grinding together, pressed so tightly they seem to almost be one person? Or are they tentative and careful, keeping their distance?

3. Then I’ll describe the kiss. Sometimes the kiss starts slowly; a gentle press of their lips. Sometimes one person’s mouth catches the other’s. Does the kiss start chaste with lots of small kisses? Does one person tease the other person’s mouth open? Is it a tongue kiss? If it’s a really passionate kiss, are their tongues dancing against one another? Sliding? Swirling together? Do they tease one another with flicks of their tongues? Do they nibble? Do they pressed kisses along the jaw? To the tip of the nose? (Think very physical descriptions here - but very evocative and sensual too!)

4. What about their feelings? How does the kiss make them feel? Hot and bothered? Tingly? Melting? Burning? Repulsed? Lol. The way they feel is so important! Because it should dictate when the kiss ends and what happens afterwards.

5. Also, remember to think about how to break up the kiss if you need to. Eg. Are they speaking in between kisses? Thinking anything? You can include dialogue or thought to break up the kiss or direct where it goes. 

So yeah … that’s kind of my process for writing kisses! I hope this helps.

Watched the LEGO Batman movie a few days ago. It’s one of those movies where I like the characters more than I like the movie itself. A lot of the jokes fell flat for me and it had some really out of place emotional scenes that were a bit cringe, but watching the characters just mess around and do stupid stuff was fun.

The only “emotional scenes” that worked for me were the Batman/Joker ones, and yes, the slash is entirely appropriate. With sentences like “I don’t currently have a Bad Guy. I like to fight around” from Batman, to the Joker fondling himself when telling Batman that he “can’t fight any of thiiiis anymore” it’s clear what the movie makers were going for. Heck, Batman even says “I don’t do ships!” when the Joker talks about their “special relationship”. All those scenes just get better the more ridiculously emotional they get.

My favorite part was the K-Pop music video at the end, specifically Robin and Joker’s costumes, hence the white glitter. (Apparently Joker is part of the Bat Family after he and Batman makes up?)

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AUGUST QLAP! [8/12/2017]
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST - Ryosuke Yamada Interview

All the interviews so far are pretty similar to each other so here’s a quick summary instead of a full translation.

  • Yamada had doubts about whether the FMA could be adapted to live action and whether he could play a character like Ed. These doubts were assuaged after seeing full CGI Al demo footage.
  • Yamada perceives Ed to be a passionate and kind big brother who is always thinking about his little brother Al and feels the strong need to do whatever he can for him.
  • He and the director had a lot of discussions about the film before shooting in Italy so when shooting began Yamada already had an idea of the director was looking for. Because of this, the director let Yamada do mostly as he pleased during filming.
  • He didn’t find it difficult to play the role of Ed. What he did find challenging were the CGI scenes with Al, because although there was a stand-in actor, Al wasn’t really there. Especially when it was an emotional scene or when they fight.
  • Hey! Say! JUMP members were happy for Yamada when he got the role. He’d send them pictures from the shooting in Italy, and that’s when Arioka (Daiki) told him, “it’s a good thing you’re chibi!” To which Yamada responded with, “so are you!” But actually, Yamada really is happy he’s small.
  • Although it was nerve-racking and challenging to do, Yamada had fun working with the CGI filming and is excited to see the final product when it hits the big screen because he hasn’t seen anything either.

Director Fumihiko Sori’s Comment (translated by @aizawanikka):

“You’ll see a Ryosuke Yamada you’ve never seen before.”

Since it is Fullmetal Alchemist, it of course involves wonderful action sequences, and furthermore, the story is very emotional to the point where the range of emotional expression [required for this movie] is huge. Since we are getting into the philosophical parts of the story that delves into the inner [emotions] of a person, it’s very interesting to express [those emotions] and there’s diversity in them too. The most interesting thing is Yamada’s acting when bringing out the emotional part. Because of that [acting] I was confident in the strength of this movie, I think that is the biggest point that makes FMA distinctive from other animation and comics. If I had to mention one difficult point, isn’t Yamada’s face too good-looking? (laughs) How we could mess up that beautiful face and draw out a whole new look was a challenge. In that sense, I think you will see Ryosuke Yamada as an actor that you’ve never seen before. Also, shooting in Italy had become a huge point in creating the visual image of the world that I was looking for. When Yamada stood in Italy in his costume, it felt very fulfilling. At that moment, I decided that I knew where this movie was going. I was able to feel that response for sure.


credit: Weibo (watermark)

So I’m making a very pro Zack Snyder post right now because something I don’t see people acknowledge very much about him is how much all the actresses he’s worked with really like him and have consistently praised him.

This is Hollywood. A lot of actresses don’t have good experiences on films. Directors will belittle them, make them cry, put them in situations that make them uncomfortable, etc. So I have found it interesting for a while how much actresses who have worked with Zack clearly like him, because a lot of women in Hollywood will either call out unpleasant directors, or just keep silent about them, rather than saying anything bad. Zack’s actresses, across the board, seem to really like him.

Don’t worry. I have receipts. Let’s start with Sucker Punch, shall we?

(source)

Emily Browning repeatedly praised Zack on the press tour for Sucker Punch. She even went as far as to say he gave her her love of acting back.

“At one point I was [doubting that I would continue with acting] and actually this film, to be honest with you, is the one that’s brought me back and made me realize this is absolutely what I want to do. I have faith in this industry, if a movie making experience can be this positive and this much fun, then I can’t imagine ever doing anything else.”

For video reference, here’s a video of Emily and Abbie Cornish. They start talking about Zack at around the 5:00 minute mark.

“He keeps the set really fun and light and positive. I mean, obviously when we were doing our emotional scenes, he was really super respectful of that.”

Just wanted to point out from that what Emily is probably referencing there are the scenes of sexual abuse her character faces. You don’t think it would be asking a lot for a director to be respectful of those scenes and their impact on the women performing them, but unfortunately it sometimes is, and from what she said, Zack obviously is respectful of her while performing those scenes.

Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, and Vanessa Hudgens also praised him a lot here around the 4:30 mark.

Moving on to 300, Lena Headey was the female lead in that film (it’s worth noting that Zack expanded her role greatly from the graphic novel, where her part was extremely minimal) and she, like the others, had many kind things to say about Zack at the beginning of this interview.

“He’s so enthusiastic and it’s kind of infectious to be around that. And he’s got such a clear vision and knows absolutely what he wants to bring to the screen. So it’s great to have a leader like that.”

While on the San Andreas press tour, Carla Gugino, who worked with Zack on Watchmen and Man of Steel, expressed interest in working with Zack again in the DCEU at 1:07.

“I would go anywhere with Zack Snyder, do any movie with him and Debbie.”

So now for the DCEU actresses. We can start with Amy, as she’s said many sweet things about Zack. Most recently she discussed how it was difficult for her to see Zack take so much heat for BvS. It’s at around the 40:00 minute mark in this podcast.

“I just felt for Zack,” Adams says. “Zack’s like the nicest person ever, and to see him kind of talked about like that was really hard for me, because he’s really such a respectful director.”

There’s that word again. “Respectful.” Amy has been pretty candid in the past about working with directors who she didn’t get along with or didn’t treat her very well. With Zack, she’s only ever had nice things to say.

Now for Holly Hunter, she starts discussing him at the 1:00 minute mark.

“People have a fabulous time on this movie because the atmosphere is very creative, very respectful, and at the same time playful.”

Somehow I’ve gotten the impression that the women on his movies have never felt disrespected by Zack given the constant use of the word “respectful.”

So of course we have to hear from Wonder Woman about Zack. She starts talking about him at 1:38.

“He’s so women friendly. He’s very into women empowerment, and I think that for him, personally as well, it is very important to show a strong female on the big screen, that is equal to the other heroes.”

Lastly I’ll link Diane Lane’s interview, where she talks about Zack at 1:45.

“It’s so wonderful to work with Zack, who I trust implicitly, and has all the answers. It’s so wonderful to be able to trust him.”

So basically with this I wanted to say if you don’t like Zack Snyder as a director, that’s fine. No one is obligated to like a director’s movies. But I feel like the attacks on Zack Snyder have become downright personal, and that is ridiculous. I think it’s rather sad that a director that the media and some fans have decided to target is a director who treats his actresses with respect and clearly goes out of his way to make them comfortable and collaborate with them and actually care about the women in his movies.

There are not very many action film directors today who I feel care a whole lot about women, and Zack is one of the few, and I wish that was appreciated more. But instead I still see constant personal attacks that he does not deserve.

jyonzu  asked:

I can't believe keith is so emo he writes emo notes to his missing bf and puts them on his wall so he can look at them and feel more emo!!!

the end phrase of both notes are DEFINITELY repeated. 

like…. okay. maybe the animators just copy and pasted the text twice onto multiple notes but ….. there are things that have been torn off that wall too. and there are things that just kind of make me think it isn’t and keith has written this out multiple times. it’s just really interesting tbh….. 

also a few things worth consideration to build on this whole discussion and it’s all to do with the speech inflection + phrasing of words: 

  • “where -…were you”. the inflection there is so damn significant you can hear his voice cracks it’s like the words are pouring out and he has to stop himself like if you listen a few times you can hear he kind of stops it’s v short and quick like after saying “where” then there’s a slight pause and he continues. paired with his troubled expression it really does highlight something vulnerable in his face here.
  • “i was kinda… lost, and found myself drawn out to this place” 

well that’s a pretty deep frown. nOW THIS IS SOMETHING I REALLY WANT TO TALK ABOUT THOUGH. bc keith does hesitate for a slight second and it’s really damn significant when he does this with his speech even if it’s slight bc keith is so direct and pretty imperative when he speaks like sometimes he even chops out words from sentences to keep momentum and get to the point faster, and he doesn’t often falter (im not talking about the stuttering he does sometimes which is often paired with lying or averting the truth - that’s a different Zone of his speech). 

i mean times where he hesitates in a context that is painted quite emotional and keith is the focus of the scene for the audience. there are a few key times this has happened and it’s like !!!!!! WOAH!!!! bc it says so much and this is more of Mini Version of these which is really exciting to me bc keith breaking his usual speech patterns and deviating even for a second says a lot imo. also we should take into account what his expression looked like before he started talking about Himself and his personal situation following the loss of shiro: 

once he mentions garrison: 

you can see a few things happening most notably his eyebrows creasing, and eyes no longer look up but casting down. you can’t really see it with the shots but if you play the frames back his head does actually tilt down too. 

easiest to kind of see here. he goes from looking up to looking down both with his head and eyes. 

also look at that collar jfc keith ily 

  • “then you showed up” 

there’s a bit of a pause here where they look at each other and silence falls. shiro breaks eye contact very deliberately with keith whilst keith keeps his eyes fixed on shiro: 

idk about anyone else here but to me at least it looks like shiro is considering for a second the impact of his absence on keith. like the way his eyes shift and his expression changes it looks like he’s piecing something together himself here. 

then shiro kind of flounders, turning to the others to introduce himself if you hear how he’s speaking he doesn’t actually sound that confident until the end of his sentence “i should-… thank you all” . 

he also mirrors exactly what keith does with “where-..were you” / which is slowing down and pausing at the start of the sentence before putting it back together. so it’s plausible to suggest that what he’s seen here/ what he’s thinking about has clearly made some sort of impression on him enough to throw him off for a second. 

yes granted we have to take into account everything the day has had in store for him, but it’s the Considering Look + everything about these frames that makes sense for it to be linked to keith’s words. 

so yeah. i think the notes are repeated intentionally and keith wrote it out twice. it’s clear that whilst he really endured and kept going, whilst he did some incredible work out in the desert and tried to realign his focus and channel his chaotic energy and direction into something (this is something i really wanna meta on hardcore hhHHHh) he was obviously shaken and affected deeply by the loss of shiro from his life. 

basically we see a pattern here for these scenes and a few more at the start of S1E1, and that’s the fact that every time the conversation turns to shiro’s return keith’s voice changes and his expression softens you can hear it. you can see it. all im saying is that it shows sincere open emotions and care. 

10 Ways to Find Inspiration:

1.  Walk down to your favorite cafe.  Look and listen to the world around you, and let your mind wander.  You’ll be surprised at the ideas that start to flow.

2.  Go to a quiet coffee place, restaurant, or library, and read a chapter of a really good book.  Not necessarily a “classic” or something pretentiously intellectual, but something you enjoy reading and like something you’d want to produce.  

For example:  when I was working on my urban fantasy novel, I read a lot of Good Omens and American Gods.

3.  Be sure to listen to music – it doesn’t matter what – that makes you feel passionate or emotional, particularly in regards to something you want to write.  When I’m writing a scene that’s fast or angry, like a fight scene or a confrontation, I’ll listen to a lot of punk rock and heavy metal, like Disturbed or Metallica, or if I’m writing something upbeat I’ll channel my inner Star Lord and listen to some upbeat 80s music.  Basically, listen to music that matches the mood of what you’re trying to write.

4.  This is going to sound painfully cliche, but keep a notebook.  I would frequently write down ideas during boring lectures (though for the sake of your GPA, you may not want to follow my example), as well as jot down the oddly specific sentences that popped into my head.  Sure enough, some of them strung together to create coherent stories.  They’re also lots of fun for doodling.

5.  Try to keep a clean working environment.  Personally, my brain is easily sidetracked by clutter, and will procrastinate what I actually need to do by cleaning off my desk or re-organizing my pencil drawer.  Try to get this done ahead of time.   

6.  If possible, don’t work at home.  My house is full of distractions, and I just feel fresher once I’m outside.  

7.  Seriously, cafes are the best.  You won’t feel isolated, but there’s usually not too many people you know to provide a distraction.  Couple this with a pleasant atmosphere and caffeinated beverages, and you’ve got an ideal writing environment.

Find a cute, cozy cafe and make it your sanctuary.

8.  Don’t edit until you’re completely done.  Writers are infamously hard on themselves, nothing is as discouraging as seeing how clumsy and disjointed your first draft appears.  Rewrite and revise afterwards, but in the meantime, keep moving forwards. 

9.  Write every day, even if you aren’t necessarily feeling it.  It might not seem like it helps, but it does, and your skills will improve exponentially.  

As Barbara Kingsolver wrote, “Don’t wait for the muse.  She has a lousy work ethic.  Writers just write.”   

10.  Conversely, if nothing’s working for you and you’re feeling frustrated, just give yourself a break.  It could just mean your creativity is in hibernation mode, which is 100% normal and okay.  Inspiration will strike again, so go about your business and be kind to yourself. 

Impulse With Control (a very very brief exploration of keith exhibiting the ability to think before making decisions) 

/ this is really brief because oHHH BOY i have so much to say about this and planned. but this is actually an impulsive (HAHHA) meta bc i realised something and got so excited!!! basically, i was just thinking about a particular few seconds of a moment in 1x04. we’ll come to what exactly that is in a moment. but just to recap where we’re At in this situation: it’s highly distressing, pressing and tense. 

allura and keith have just been locked out the castle and there’s no telling if they can get back in. the sheer break and intensity of keith’s voice as he yells “no!” and bangs his fist against the barrier just demonstrates how genuinely invested and frustrated he is with what’s going on: 

he’s determined to continue, asking allura is they can break through the barrier to which the response just makes clear how truly terrible and serious this situation is. 

BUT SOMETHING HAPPENS I JUST WANT TO YELL ABOUT AND ANALYSE DEAR GOD.

now what we should think about is that what im going to bring up comes after allura has delivered some Pretty Bad News: 

And whoever has taken the Castle has a crystal, which means they’ll be able to fly the ship. We have to stop them.

now after she says that you see Keith turns his head and blinks pretty rapidly as he does so before asking a question:  

How are we going to do that?

and it’s here where something interesting happens. i’ve noticed this screenshot before and always thought it was pretty precious tbh but now im actually sat here thinking more about it i’ve come to a cool interpretation and realisation i just have to share!!!! 

so…. guys. this is a really hard blink. like you can see it’s scrunching not just his eyes but his nose a little and there are deliberate crinkles drawn in to demonstrate that this motion is not a natural blink this is a forceful blink. we can see this just by comparing the blink a few seconds before:

you can see this is a natural blink on the frame, and it’s also pretty fast. the hard blink that is significant is actually substantially longer in frames and it’s visibly so. 

it feels to me like keith is doing this for a few potential reasons: 

  • to bring himself back to the sharp focus he endeavours to maintain. 
  • you can see throughout this scene how worked up he is about the lack of control of this situation and knowing that shiro and lance (not knowing about pidge’s whereabouts at this stage) are in there, and one of them is also severely injured. this is his team trapped with the Galra, not to mention shiro and keith proves time and time again he is highly aware of the fact that shiro needs support just like everybody else.
  • so i think personally that this hard blink is kind of like a quicker, more Keith-esque version of ‘patience yields focus’ (abbreviation bc i dont have patience lmao: PYF). it makes sense. keith is quick on the uptake, he’s very direct and his body language is also often very open.
  • keith employs that mantra often with closing his eyes and taking a deep breath. it’s clear that the closed eyes is paired with PYF bc we see that happening as much each time Keith says PYF. these moments (below) all correlate to moments where keith needs to take time to realign himself and regain focus, it reveals when he may be turbulent inside and grappling with very intense emotions (he’s so passionate) 
  • so building on that there’s also a lot of evidence in canon to suggest keith eternalises this saying and doesn’t always voice it but still applies it (i’ve compiled a few example scenes - but this is something i mentioned briefly here and would love to talk more about! these are all what i would consider either Substantial Blinks or prolonged eye closing that is linked to PYF and what that entails) 
  • here, that’s not really the time or place for this. 
  • allura is also there and probably equally as distressed. one thing about keith is that he’s actually pretty self-aware and aware of his surroundings too. he knows that there isn’t really a moment to fall back to the method of PYF (which notably he only ever seems to really do in private when nobody can see him anyway - bar one exception im sure you’ve noticed above, but that ties more into the Hard Blink kind of thing rather than the Classic PYF, either way we are definitely going to talk about that some more bc i have an entire Mindscape Meta planned). 
  • a full PYF moment would potentially draw allura’s attention and cause more concern they just don’t have time to deal with. 
  • keith is so deeply rooted in the present and this is an unfolding situation where the safety of the rest of the team are at risk he can’t afford to lose concentration or succumb to something irrational because of the stakes. 
  • so the hard blink is snappy, fast. and it engages him again (just doing a hard blink myself it definitely makes you feel more aware and you can feel it in your face). 

so basically, keith realises that he needs to take a moment because he wants to make the right choices and not compromise the team, he takes a very brief moment to do what he has to privately. 

following that all the blinks go back to the usual natural smooth blinks:

Pidge also starts talking which captures allura and keith’s attention and moves the scene along ect. 

TLDR: this is just one example i wanted to talk about bc it’s v subtle but interesting. but the fact that keith is shown many times to take time before making a decision (we also should talk about keith and questioning/challenging things and speaking up about group plans, but that’s for another time) to try and keep himself grounded and level-headed just proves he is not as rash or impulsive as immediately assumed. 

instinctive and decisive, definitely. but i don’t believe impulsive and instinctive are entirely synonymous. they both are highly contextual based on the situation (im planning to write up some comparisons of when he’s actually 100% impulsive) - and whilst keith demonstrates he can be impulsive, the times he can take a moment to process a situation, be rational and logical, or take a private moment to get his head in the right place actually outweighs that way more than may be expected. 

anonymous asked:

yo whats ineffable husbands looks gay im interested

*cackling*

buckle up, pal

alright. so there’s this book called Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, published in may 1990. two main characters are

and Aziraphale, who is an angel who has not, in fact, fallen, because he’s a Good Angel!!! they’re both canonically sexless and the book is extremely progressive in gender and sexuality, despite when it was written, such as ‘shes become a lesbian but that’s all right these days!’ and ‘morning, sir or madam or neuter’ (there are a few gay slur used as insults, but they are shown as generally bad). the authors have denied a sexual relationship (ACES!!!!) but neil basically said ‘well, romantic interpretation is up to you ;)’

now, these two entities, over time, have basically become Good Friends™, despite the unlikelihood of a demon and an angel getting along. this is mostly facilitated by the fact that crowley thinks it’s acceptable demon activity to glue coins to the sidewalk and he has an emotional attachment to a car, while aziraphale owns a bookshop that he refuses to sell books from and just really likes sushi. they’re. they’re awful ok. both of them

the book has a lot of really amazing social commentary and it’s extremely funny, regardless of characters, bc the writing styles are so comedic, never even in a dramatic scene is there a lack of humor. (”the antichrist! how many nipples does he have?”)

ineffable husbands is the name of the ship between these two useless occult/ethereal beings. there’s so much of it in the book that anathema literally thinks they’re a couple (seriously), they’re referred to as a couple, and a love song is referenced for them. and of course, people just generally meeting the angel form three impressions:

as Good Friends, these two get drunk together, hold hands, fight together, generally trust each other more than they rely on their respective sides of heaven and hell?? run to danger for each other, freak out when the other is in danger, run errands for each other…

basically, they’re gay as hell if you like to read it as such, and the book is excellent for all other characters too, and i admit i don’t give them nearly as much attention as they deserve, so lemme just say anathema is a badass and newt is an idiot (i love him) and death is a chill dude.

also, queen songs.

r e a d  i t. and message me your reactions as you go.

When the team behind Voltron draw and animate their characters, there is so much personality in them and I just absolutely love it! It is especially obvious in the shots that combine many or all of the characters. Each person has just a little bit different of a reaction to everything that fits them specifically. Whether it be expressing frustration:

Or shrieking comically:

Pidge might show more calculated reactions while being more visibly open with her emotions, like Hunk who is one of the most visibly expressive of the Paladins. Lance tends to stand at sassy angles with a cocky grin or looks like a kicked puppy when legitimately disappointed in something. Keith tends to look irritated or ready to brawl and keeps himself perched on the edge of objects away from the group. Shiro himself retains far more placid expressions on his face and stronger posture, denoting more control over his emotions and reactions.

It’s lovely and fun, filling every scene with so much unspoken personality and character cues and it’s just so masterfully done.

(I mean, just look at how they each sit in this scene. That alone tells you a lot about each character. Nevermind how they’re all reacting to the juice boxes!)

This, however brings me to a very powerful scene that I really love. When Shiro awakens after being placed in the healing pods aboard the Castle after Pidge led the others to rescue him and Keith when they were separated by the corrupted wormhole.

To many, their hero and leader is back. Everybody is happy, there’s no doubt that they all care about Shiro. But just look at Keith’s face. It’s not that we haven’t seen him smile at Shiro before. But after having gone through so many shots looking serious, stoic, cool, or angry in a group shot, there is something really powerful with the look on his face here. And it’s a unique perspective to see it from Shiro’s eyes. While the others’ expressions are no less heartfelt or sincere, these are the faces of good friends excited and happy to see their close friend and mentor awake. But Keith’s expression speaks of something much stronger:

Love

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Just Abused Kid Things

That one video game with the really good fantasy scene that you go to every time your parents get mad at you. Tag your game.

cengiz podcast part two!

sorry for the delay! here are some highlights from the second part of cengiz’ podcast with morten.

first a little side note about part 1: i saw someone wonder why cengiz didn’t get the choice to not kiss when iman had. julie immediately told him to give him that choice. he said yes to it knowing that condition, he didn’t discuss it with anyone but agreed right away.

moving on:

- when it comes to ‘feelings’ on screen, julie tries to get them to improvise a lot to create something more natural. this became easier as time went by for cengiz and iman.
- the swan scene was not yousef but completely cengiz. he hadnt seen it and they were splashing water like ‘yousef and sana’ when suddenly the swan was 2 meters away. the comment about them biting your finger off was natural as well, it was his own scared reaction.
- morten asks him if he knows about “the look”, william and even had it. he asks him if julie had him audition for “the look”. she didnt but she did ask him to express really random emotions “be embarrased, but not too strong”.
- he agrees that in 2017 it sounds weird that a muslim like iman girl cant marry a non-muslim, but he can be together with a christian girl. he doesn’t want to speak on behalf of all muslims so he thinks it’s hard to really comment on it being right or wrong.
- he believes s4 has taught norwegians a lot about islam and that they understand muslim youth better now. he uses the first clip as an example where sana says “i can have sex etc, i just choose not to”.
- if julie had written sana as a muslim who threw away her hijab, got drunk and had sex with yousef he doesnt think it had gone down well. even though he knows there are plenty of muslims who do, it would still seem offensive. he thinks the season wouldve received more hate than love then.
- he’s reveived only postive feedback from religious people, others as well
- nrk got everyone to go see a psychologist. julie was also always there for him in the first few days after he first appeared and he thanks her a lot for that.
- julie could be scary to others sometimes, but to him she was nothing but sweet.
- yousef went on holiday to turkey, he never “left/traveled away from” sana.
- he likes how they ended sana and yousef and thinks it created “after talk”, what could have happened after he got back. skam’s never over. (not a hint to it coming back, keep on dreaming)
- even though yousef wasn’t in the final scene, cengiz went to the filming. the final filming was difficult and people cried.
- “skam is over, but life isn’t”
- morten can’t get over how pretty he is and says he’s even prettier in real life than on camera.
- people havent found his home address somehow so they sent letters etc to his brother. he’s wondered if he should give it so they can send it directly to him (bless this child) and morten goes: some advice, don’t give out your home address
- he’s gotten a lot of marriage proposals on instagram, he sometimes likes those comments and then people go: (cengiz in a high pitched english voice) ahhhh he liked my comment!!!
- he started dancing when he was 12. dancing means so much to him. creativity, motivation, postivity, love, it’s all to do with dance where he can completely be himself.
- he’s 'tasted’ alcohol but has never been drunk.
-he wants to use his social media platform to inspire people.

random things my fragile bi heart gets really emotional about: axton the commando, and the treatment of his sexuality in the game. just hear me out for a second.

like, for all intents and purposes axton is pretty much the most stereotypical video game character ever— a ruggedly handsome, confident-bordering-on-cocky, square-jawed white guy with a crew cut, a couple carefully placed facial scars, and a military career that’s probably just a bit too illustrious for his age.

but then he’s also canonically bisexual!! and not even on purpose originally, but because of a glitch that made him flirt with everyone instead of just the attractive female character the line was intended for.

and when fans saw this and were like, ‘oh this must mean axton’s supposed to be bi! awesome,’ the writers, instead of 1. freaking out and trying to quash those headcanons or 2. turning the situation into a gross queerbaiting mess (which seem to be the two things that happen most often), were like ‘oh, yeah, looks like axton is bi. let’s add some dialogue to the dlc that confirms this and make it irrefutably canon.’

and that was that. like, there was no uncharacteristically dramatic and emotional coming-out scene. no awkward forced romantic subplot with a male character to ‘prove’ he’s really bi. just a couple stupid and perfectly in-character lines about having dated lots of ‘people’ instead of specifically women and that quip about ‘guns and women… and sometimes dudes.’

and i just want to throw those moments in the face of every writer who’s ever claimed that it would be too hard to make a character bi, or that they can’t do it because it wasn’t the original intent of the character. all it took was two lines of dialogue for the bl2 team to confirm what players had already picked up on. it’s literally that easy and i’m just really tired of excuses for why characters ~can’t~ be bi!!!

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Let me reminisce for a bit. I’ve been with these two for pretty much the whole way. I have a lot of memories and emotions about them.

Exactly one year ago, I drew my first ever Akechi and Joker fan art. I was really ecstatic when Soejima said in the magazine that Akechi and Joker was like light and shadow. They were the type I love. The rivals and complementary and special to one another, I thought I couldn’t wish for a better ship to settle for.

I used to have these pieces here but I deleted them because well…back then when you didn’t know what the fuck was going to happen and just saw the spoilers of the scene where Akechi does you know what to Joker–it’s shocking and overwhelming for someone who firmly believed they were supposed to be good rivals. I was disheartened for a while, but decided I should still play the game and see for myself.

After seeing the whole story, I felt really, really sad for Akechi. I would cry sometimes just thinking about how unfair everything was for him. Remember back then the game was just out, there was practically nothing else, no fanworks, no comic anthologies, no merchandise, nothing, the fans would just be clinging to each other in despair after playing the game. It was really harsh, but it was at that time I cemented my values and would support Akechi no matter what.

The rising of Akechi’s popularity also saw the rise in how vocal his haters were, especially after the first poll in November. For haters, Akechi was merely a villain and does not deserve his popularity, yet they were wrong when he was voted as one of the most popular. It was at this time I grew tired of seeing people hate on him–he’s not a bad character and neither was he evil, Akechi’s only sin, as a fictional character, was that he was more popular than people thought he’d be.

After the English release. I was actually quite happy I can finally speak my mind about certain things that I cannot, or don’t want to talk about with my Japanese friends. (For example, how stupid haters are and how I really didn’t think P5 had the best writing). But then English fandom has its own slew of problems and rather “interesting” people. I don’t think I need to go into details here.

All in all, I’ve never regretted for a second everything I’ve done for Akechi and Shuake. There were some grief and frustrations, but it’s been one of the best times I’ve ever had.

There are a LOT of really great scenes in How to Train Your Dragon 2 but this is the one that had the most impact on me and FOR GOOD REASON:

  • It’s such a sweet and genuine song first of all.
  • It’s sung, at first, by this HUGE masculine viking who spent the better part of the first movie being super cold and distant, leaving his emotions at bay. Now he’s allowing himself to open up and express his feelings and that’s totally okay woah!!
  • Along with that his movements around Valka are slow and gentle, allowing her to either reciprocate or walk away. He never grabs her or tries to shove her right back into their relationship. He’s aware of how much time has passed, of her guilt, so homie’s playin it cool.
  • But yeah, ultimately SHE’S the one who agrees to the dance and picks up the pace and it’s SO GOOD to see both figures treating each other with so much love and respect.
  • Even better is that both parties are ADULTS, the mom and dad figures of the film series. Adults get written out or ignored so often in children’s movies, either by being dead throughout the entirety of the series OR by only showing up at key moments. Both Valka and Stoic are essential to the film, as is their relationship and Valka’s reason for leaving.
  • Did I mention how sweet and genuine the song is? Damn near every romance song in a kid’s film is built up to some schmalty love anthem but HTTYD2 takes a quieter, more human approach.

This isn’t even touching on the little details Dreamworks’ adds to their facial expressions and their movements and gosh everything here works so wonderfully please watch How to Train Your Dragon 2