A couple of concepts for a short film idea called, Howard’s Howl, written by my friend, Ellery Van Dooyeweert. A really charming story of two friends trying to make it in the ruthless Hollywood scene of the 1950s.
I like that she is this fierce, ruthless woman who will do anything to win because it makes her perfect. I love the fact that she isn’t a genius, that prosecuting doesn’t come naturally but is something she had to work hard to achieve. I have a weakness for characters who have to work twice as hard to keep up with their genius peers and who recognize that and determine through it. It’s also so interesting that everything that makes Franziska so fierce and ruthless are things she taught herself to be as a product of her upbringing and expectations because of who her father is.
She is just beginning to learn the same thing about truth and prosecuting that Edgeworth finally understands, but I think she brings up a really great point. She’s not like Edgeworth who had this time before von Karma where he was a softer person. Franziska has always had to be this fierce and competitive and perfect at all times. It’s something she can’t and shouldn’t throw away, but I want her to find out if who she is right now are things she wants to be instead of things she has to be because she is von Karma’s daughter.
tl;dr Basically Franziska is so great and everyone should love her.
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were laying and panting weakly on the rough floor. You could feel your strength
slipping away from your body and changed into shivering cold.
and pain were all you could feel right now. Your tears were messily lingered
and running dry on your cheeks when the freezing wind mercilessly smacked against
your bleeding skin.
could barely move, a slight twitch of your finger spread the agonizing pain
through your worn out body. But still, you managed to place a hand on your
six-months-pregnant belly. Yes, you were pregnant with Harrison’s child and the
unborn baby was the last straw that kept you alive. Even though you wanted so
badly for Zoom to just shove his hand into your chest to stop your heart, to
end all your pain and suffering; but feeling the tiny little life that
struggling to live inside of you, always kept you from having those thoughts.
No, you couldn’t give up, you couldn’t die, not yet. The baby needed you. You
were meant to protect your child, yours and Harrison’s child.
kept telling yourself to wait just a little longer, long enough till Harrison
came for you. You always had faith in him. You knew in your heart that he
would eventually rescue you from Zoom. You believed he would.
countless times of failed escapes, you had already accepted the fact that you
couldn’t run away from Zoom, no matter how hard you tried. The dreadful fear
was like a nightmare haunting you, eating you alive every time Zoom showed up.
practically came to your cell every single night since he captured you. He
would start the long night with questioning you about Harrison Wells, and
although you knew exactly what would coming for you next, you kept your mouth
shut every time, unwilling to betray your husband. When Zoom didn’t get an
answer, he usually slammed you against the crude wall, pressing and tightening
his strong claw on your throat. He would release you only when the glow behind
your eyes started to fade and everything began to blur. When you just about gained
enough oxygen in your lungs beneath his feet, he showed you no mercy and choked
you again and again until you fell into a swoon.
from choking, beating was another of his favorite games, which he frequently
did onto you. The psychopath liked leaving endless marks on your body. Your
swollen cheeks were covered by multiple handprints and your right eye was
surrounded by a black ring. And since the aching pain on your chest was killing
you lately, you guessed some of your sternums had already been broken.
had begged him to stop torturing you at first, but soon you realized all your
pleadings and screaming were actually an enjoyment to him and he would only hit
you harder, non-stoppable, just to receive his own insane pleasure.
Zoom got tired of all the choking and beating, he would threaten to take away
your unborn baby right out of your stomach. He would rub his hand on your trembling
belly and force you to watch him squeezed your abdomen into a tight fist causing
you to scream and cry so hard. Sometimes you would feel blood streaming down
your thighs, and as a pregnant woman, you knew that was the omen of abortion.
Zoom often sneered at your limp, powerless, wounded body when he was done with
you. His disgusting laugh somehow reminded you of how weak, how vulnerable you
were, and that made you hate yourself even more.
you saw the dark shadow was approaching your cell, you knew your doom was
know Wells went to the other Earth.” Zoom said, dangerously stepping towards
you with a few wide strides, “Why?”
too exhausted to answer him, you replied him with silence and ignorance.
loyalty is admirable, Y/N.” Zoom speeded beside you, revealing the cold sharp
knife in his hand, “I guess this will finally get you to speak.”
to any other sanguinary nights, your blood-curdling screams once again penetrated
the darkness and filled the empty cell.
was what Cisco just saw from his vibe. He was horrified by the ruthless scene.
Y/N?” Cisco asked with a shaking voice.
did…” Harrison looked at Cisco with wide eyes, helplessly placing his hand on
Cisco’s shoulders hoping he would vibe about you again, “Y/N is my wife. Zoom
has her. She is pregnant. You’ve…” He took a deep breathe, “You did vibe me.”
Cisco said quietly, still in a state of shock.
did you see?” Harrison hurriedly asked, desperately wanting to know whether you
were alive or not.
saw your wife.” Cisco simply replied, trying to avoid the bloody details he had
witnessed, “She was with Zoom.”
she and the baby are alive?” Harrison’s voice was almost cracking, he was afraid
of what he was going to hear in some way.
hesitated for a moment, not sure how Harrison would react when he learned about
the violent situation you were in.
dying…” Cisco finally spoke up, “She’s covered with blood…”
gasped, helplessly taking a step back. His world had just fell apart. A burning
rage was rapidly spreading through his body and he exasperatedly punched the
hard wall with his fist causing the blood to run down his fingers.
wasted no time packing up his things, determined to go back to his Earth.
where’re you going?” Cisco dragged Harrison’s arm, stopping him from leaving.
am going to offer myself to Zoom!” Harrison ranted, violently pulled out his arm
from Cisco’s grip, “And maybe Zoom will let my wife go!”
you’re not.” Cisco firmly said, “We’re going to help you save Y/N.”
friendly reminder to be nice to retail workers, especially this time of year. went out today and saw a poor woman get yelled at by a customer because a store was out of an item that the customer wanted. the employees are patient and cooperative but tht doesn’t give u an excuse to treat them like dirt. they’re doing the best that they can
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger… Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever
New designs. The first one is Sun Luban. The daughter of Bu Lianshi and Sun Quan. Interesting choice for her considering she was a woman who controlled Wu’s politics from behind scenes, a ruthless and efficient woman when it came to that. Only to lose her power to Sun Chen and exiled and possibly killed.
Next is Zhang Changpu. Zhoug Hui’s mother. She must have a thing for older men considering she gave birth to her son when Zhong Yao was over 70 years old.
Edit: Zhoug Hui loved her so much he wrote a biography about her. Also strict mother because of the baton she has in her hand.
Additional Scenes in the PBS Airings of Downton Abbey
FAQ on deleted scenes is here. Please read before sending me an ask.
Bracketed lines are in the UK version and are there for context.
Season 5, Episode 5 (PBS and UK Episode Numbers Match for S5)
- Added scene between Thomas and Baxter about his treatment - Added scene with Baxter, Molesley, and Thomas - Added scene between Bates and Mary about the police - Added scene with Atticus, Rose, and Kuragin about Atticus’ family - Additional lines at the upstairs dinner - Added scene with Tom leaving his office (no lines)
Every once in a while someone’ll send an ask or a fanmail and I get paragraphs into a private reply… and then just think, “Good lord, I will make a post about this, and then I’ll be able to see what I said later.”
Bandit-queen-chaos asked me about pacing (for them it was in the context of comics, which I have very little experience with, so if anyone else has more to add, or different things to add, please feel free).
So, I’m coming at this from the POV of someone with experience in fiction (mostly novels, with some screenwriting and playwriting). Pacing? Is hard. At least for me, characters are actors who enjoy hogging the spotlight; they’d sit and talk about the weather for eighty-two pages if I let them, and, alas, those eighty-two pages of weather-talk (unless it is a story in which the weather is really, really important) are probably going to slow the story down to a crawl. Or, worse, make it start sliding backward.
Now, I’m going to be completely honest here: I am not as ruthless about pacing when I’m writing fanfiction. Why? Because a lot of the time, fanfic exists in the interstitial spaces, it exists between the plot and the pacing established by the original work. A lot of the one-shots or ficlets I write are scenes that might’ve been culled from an original work because they’re a bit indulgent. I’d like to think they still accent moments of character development or provide extra insight or context for things that were glossed over, but they’re like the cut scenes that make it into the really long Director’s Cut but not into the theatrical release. Once a story grows a plot separate (or parallel) the original work’s plot, though, pacing becomes more important. A reader in something for a longer haul wants to feel the story’s moving forward. They’ll probably have less patience for the eighty-two pages of weather conversation, unless that weather conversation comes with a side of, I don’t know, snuggling. ;)