First i’ll talk about smaller details cuz why not?
The animation crew really go above and beyond with detail, like here for example, adding in this small detail of Neil struggling to keep his balance is nice to see because it really adds just that little extra layer of ‘awkward noodle limbed kid’ that is Neil to a T.
The slow movement that builds up in contrast to the quick snap back to their initial position is so fluid and it’s satisfying to watch here. Moments like this really gives so much personality to the characters and adds emphasis to their speech in very much the same way real people speak with their movement and actions.
I know i already talked about this part before (specifically the use of stretch and squash) but i can’t help but bring it up again because It’s SO good. I love how David is animated, he’s constantly being exaggerated and it fits his character perfectly. This jump is so extra….!??
Even when characters are standing still, they all stand different from one another in a way that says something about their characters.
Neil’s raptor hands
Max’s hands in his hoodie
Nikki’s hands on her hips
If they were silhouettes we would still be able to tell who’s who
thoughts on the character design:
I really appreciate that everyone has different shapes in their designs, no one shares the same shapes. (except Daniel and David obviously because they’re twins) Almost all the campers even wear their Camp Campbell T-shirts differently! I also like the variety of different skin tones.
In many animated series/films there’s a tendency to make everyone look too similar, I’m glad cc avoided doing that. Everyone’s design is very pleasing to look at.
Non-consensual physical intimacy, especially in situations where it’s portrayed as being done for the benefit of the victim or situations where the victim forgives the forced intimacy because they decide they like it after it’s already been forced on them. Examples:
Forcing a partner to accept physical comfort when they don’t want it.
Kissing a partner in the middle of an argument.
Framing consent as unnecessary simply because one person is attracted to the other.
Stalking the other person, even for their own safety.
Forcing the other person into some form of physical intimacy because they “liked it last time.”
Implying that it’s normal for a certain physically intimate act to hurt and/or their partner should grin and bear it.
Skipping over their partner’s preferred forms of intimacy in favor of what they want to do with/to their partner.
When in doubt: Consent should be explicitly given!!
Non-consensual communication. Examples:
Physically stopping a partner from leaving in order to continue talking with them.
Bringing up a topic the other person has made clear they don’t wish to discuss yet.
Forcing the other person into conversations with people they previously showed they did not wish to talk with.
Manipulating the conversation so that the other person shares a secret, especially one that doesn’t affect their partner.
Emotional manipulation. Examples:
Telling the other person to do something (i.e. ‘go away’) as a test, where the person is at fault if they follow through and do as their partner asked.
Blaming the other person for things beyond their control, especially “I wouldn’t be like this if not for you/your interests/your goals.”
Claiming they’ll die (or kill themselves) if the other person leaves.
Not wanting the other person to have friends of the same gender as their partner (i.e. a man not wanting his girlfriend to have any male friends).
“If you really loved me you would do x, y, and z.”
Demanding to be the most important part of their partner’s life, above and beyond their partner’s other responsibilities.
Cheating on their partner as a form of punishment.
Acting as though physical intimacy (or any other sort of intimacy) isn’t important, but then blaming the other person for not supplying it.
Acting distant or cruel until the other person does what they want, or because the other person didn’t do what they wanted.
Demeaning actions and words, especially in instances where they blame the actions and words on internalized sexism, racism, etc as a shield, in instances outside of high-stress arguments, and whenever the character isn’t sincerely sorry for what they did or makes no point to change. Examples:
Stating the other person’s interests or hobbies are inferior or a waste of time.
Telling them they were look better if they did x, y and z.
Demanding they stop doing something or start doing something else based on their gender, race, etc.
Placing the other person in a subordinate role without their partner’s explicit consent.
Not sharing certain pieces of information because they believe they know what’s best for their partner and don’t need the other person’s consent to act upon it.
Bonus: Glorification of a partner simply for not demeaning the other person, (i.e. for acting like an average, decent human being,) especially when the partner in question boasts how amazing they are for loving their “curvy”/non-white/bisexual/not-like-other-girls/etc partner.
ThankYouCheritz is a humble project imagined and brought to life by Mystic Messenger fans in order to show our appreciation of the Korean gaming company Cheritz. Over the span of just a few years, they have constantly and continuously proved their respect and love for their fans through gifted free hourglasses, the serious consideration of our feedback, the addition of entirely new content, English translations of voiced lines, fan-chosen merchandise, special events, etc. etc. and so much more, truly going above and beyond the industry standard in order to provide us with the very best experience that they can. This is a response to that kindness- just our small way of trying to pay even a piece of that love and appreciation back to them.
Our main goal for the fall/winter season of 2017 is to collect a number of your fan submissions (letters and art) and compile them into a physical book to mail to the Cheritz Mystic Messenger staff as a gift of gratitude.
1. There are two ways to submit art/letters: posting in the #ThankYouCheritz tag, or via our submission box (here).
2. If you use our submission box, your submission will be posted with credit to you unless you specify in your submission that you would like to remain anonymous.
3. If you use the #ThankYouCheritz tag, we will reblog your submission.
4. By submitting anything to us, you are giving us permission to A) reblog/post your submission B) include your submission in a physical book that will be sent to Cheritz Mystic Messenger staff (with credit to you).
5. Submissions must have a theme of “Thank you Cheritz”. If you submit art, we recommend including the Cheritz mascots (Cherrie, Ritz, Byul), Mystic Messenger characters in Cheritz attire, etc.
6. Submissions may NOT include: violence, foul language, nudity/sexual content.
7. Submissions may be in English or Korean.
8. SUBMISSIONS WILL BE CLOSED ON DEC 1ST 2017. After this date, no more submissions will be accepted.
White girls see racism done by white female characters as empowerment and I’m
tired of it. White girls will literally go above and beyond to justify a racist/facist
white woman’s actions and it’s disturbing. And it’s not just racism, but abuse
A white female character who forces her culture
on poc coded people, who colonizes non-whtie characters, who is racist/abusive
toward them, etc..etc…is automarically backed up and stanned by white girls.
And you cannot tell them anything. If you try to call out a white female
characters racism/abuse/imperialism etc..etc…the white girls call you sexist.
And it’s hypocrtical; it’s these girls who will
hate white male characters for doing the same. Hate white male characters for
being racist/abusive but worship white female characters for doing the same
thing…like that’s any better?
A white woman being racist isn’t empowering. A
white woman being abusive isn’t empowering. ESPECIALLY if these actions are
aimed towared people of color or less privielged people than said woman.
You can’t call out racism by white men but then
worship white female characters who do the same thing, even if it is subtle.
Like it surprises me how white girls will stan problematic female characters
and call out sexism whenever someone dares to point out her racism/facism/imperialism/abuse…etc. Like I dread seeing
white women in shows/movies because chances are if they’re racist or
problematic white girls will act like they’re goddesses.
And yes white women/girls can and should reblog this.
Something this episode revealed about Rick is he’s very much a perfectionist, with his need for perfectly level tables, his careful maintenance of his image through erasing memories. He won’t even let his tiniest of slip ups be remembered.
He wants to be seen as above and beyond. And yeah, he’s the smartest man in the multiverse, but he’s still human and he’s threatened by that. In the Toxic episode, it’s shown that the Toxic Rick cared even more about Morty than Healthy Rick. And yet Toxic Rick also put his Morty down and verbally abused him. I might be reading too much into things, but what if Rick’s worried that if people know how flawed he is as a person and that he’s not actually that superior, they won’t respect or care about him anymore?
I’m sure by now most of us can agree that Cheritz is LITERALLY god-status company among men. They have been almost ridiculously good to us fans, proven by the constant free hourglasses, actual response and adjustments to fan feedback, the ability to free-play what should be, tbh, a paid game judging by the sheer quality & quantity of content, the translated chatroom greetings for English-speaking fans(!!!) etc. etc. etc. etc.
AND, they’restill listening and working super hard every day for all of us- even those of us who are…less than kind to them, unfortunately…
SO, i’ve been thinking about what we can do to show them that hey, as a whole, we super love everything they do and, most importantly, we see and appreciate the fact that they’re always going above and beyond for us. (Because they really are.) And I know in some other fandoms, people organize days where they send the devs cupcakes or letters or videos or something and since nobody else (to my knowledge at least??) has done anything of that sort for Cheritz yet, I was thinking we could do the same???
Maybe. I doubt many people will be super into the idea, but if you are, PLEASE spread the word! And feel free to comment your ideas so that if I do find people/a person to co-plan, we have somewhere to start.
(And PLEASSEEEE please please, for the love of god, someone get in touch with me about co-planning cause i’m a disaster and know nothing…)
**If I don’t get any messages about co-planning by September 30, i’ll consider this whole thing moot! (cause i’m a small, nervous bean who can’t handle all this herself…)**
In the meantime, be sure to (if you can) support their work by buying hourglasses and merchandise, and send them some love on social media!
Controversial aspect of his heritage? Ali being a muslim is controversial, how? The word you’re looking for is inconvenient. The media doesn’t want to promote anything positive about Islam, not when it went through all the trouble to portray Islam as a synonym to terrorism. Acts of terrorism are just that.. terrorism. Islam clearly, absolutely prohibits such acts. When a white guy shoots dozens of kids in a school, the news says ‘an armed guy.’ Period. But if it’s a muslim, the media goes above and beyond to emphasize on their religion. Why?
How do you deal with players succeeding on checks they would obviously fail? One of my players characters has never met an orc but happened to roll a nat 20 on a really obscure orc related history check and it just doesn't make any sort of sense for them to have this knowledge.
This is a topic I’ve wanted to touch on for awhile, so thanks for your timely question!
In the Rules As Written for the RPGs I’ve played, the only context in which rolling a 20 means an automatic success is when you’re attacking someone. And even then, all it means is that you definitely hit them. Some opponents can’t even be criticaled, so it doesn’t necessarily even mean you did anything dramatic. That being said, I do enjoy letting people also get criticals on their skill checks, because I think it’s interesting. It’s a house rule I always play with. Rather than thinking of 20s and 1s as automatic successes and failures, though, I think of it as an opportunity for something interesting to happen. The degree to which the player actually succeeds still depends on how difficult the thing they are trying to accomplish is.
If a player rolls a 20 on a skill check they’d reasonably be able to do, they succeed admirably. The result is above and beyond what you’d normally expect. It’s a standard Critical Success. If they roll a 1 on something you’d expect them to be able to succeed, they fail (even if the total result of their roll plus their skill points would normally allow them to succeed). I often use Nat 1s as an opportunity for some slapstick comedy. So, the druid rolling a 20 on their perception check not only spots the approaching griffins, they notice the signs that the griffins are a mating pair, and thus there should be eggs near by. That same sharp-eyed druid rolls a 1, and is so absorbed by the sight of a majestic butterfly that they trip over some tree roots right before the battle begins.
Now, some things the players attempt won’t be things you’d reasonably expect them to be able to succeed. Hell, sometimes they’ll try something that in your mind is downright impossible. In these cases, rolling a 20 doesn’t mean they succeed, but it should still mean something interesting happens. In the example you gave, maybe the player suddenly remembers a rumor or a random factoid someone else told them about orcs during their travels. If it would actually be impossible for them to know the fact, than maybe instead they get a helpful hunch. Like, maybe they remember the lines of some obscure childhood rhyme that give them some insight, or they’re able to get a clue from some minor detail. Sometimes, when a player rolls a 20 on something that should be impossible, it just means they don’t fail as hard as they absolutely should. Like, if they try to hide somewhere with literally no cover, they obviously can’t. But maybe, they roll a 20, and the sight of them trying so earnestly to be invisible when they clearly are not is amusing to their opponent. It’s not a success, but it’s a slim possible advantage over a complete failure.
Your players may sometimes try to argue with your decisions about the outcome, but they don’t have a leg to stand on. According to the rules, skills aren’t critable, so anything you give them is a bonus. Use your judgment, try and think of something interesting, and make the call. As you get better at improvising, these moments will probably become some of the most memorable parts of your sessions. Thanks for the question, and good luck!
I want an 11 year old Sirius Black finally entering Platform 9 ¾, finally escaping from his unloving family, with a look of hope and fear of what’s next to come in his eyes. I want a misunderstood Remus Lupin entering the train, scared of what might happen if anyone finds out his secret, scared he might not fit in just like at home. I want a little Peter Pettigrew, awkwardly walking through the station, anxious about making friends and starting this whole new chapter of his life. I want a fearless James Potter, excited for the new adventures ahead, ambitious and eager to find his new group of friends waiting for him on that train. I want the four of them finding no open compartments on the train and agreeing to sit with each other for the ride, unaware of the brotherhood that was just born.
I want Remus coming back after his first full moon at school, new scars etched in his skin, scared to face anyone’s questions. I want Sirius telling Remus that whoever did that to him wont see the light of day, and Remus breaking down, ashamed to tell his new friends what a monster he is. I want Sirius, James and Peter all reminding Remus every single day that he is far from a monster, and that they love him for who he is. I want Sirius illegally learning how to turn into his animagus forms so that he can stay with Remus during his transformations and make sure he makes it out okay. I want the three boys skipping classes to stay with Remus after a rough full moon, snuggled up in front of the fire with chocolate frogs and pumpkin juice. I want McGonagall to find the four boys asleep in their common room, but let them off with a pass because she could see Remus’s new scars and the loving arms of the other boys protectively around him (and because she’s had a sweet spot for those boys from the day she met them).
I want James desperately trying to win over miss Lily Evens, the girl with a heart far more fiery than her bright red hair. I want Lily constantly shutting him down, keeping her admiration for him to herself. I want Peter trying to befriend her in hopes that he could introduce her into the group, then feeling bad and eventually just telling her how much James talks about her and how she should give him a chance. I want Sirius teasing the HELL out of James when he comes back from his first date with a lipstick stain on his cheek (which Lily left on purpose, fully aware of the torture that would come).I want James spoiling the crap out of his best friends, especially Sirius. I want 5 hour Quidditch practices, James wanting nothing more than to just go to his room and sleep, but alas, Sirius is waiting for him with another one of his “great” ideas that he’s been working on. I want the three boys being as obnoxious as humanly possible at all of James’s Quidditch games, and James secretly loving it.
I want Sirius shamelessly flirting with all the first years, and Remus looking at him with jealous eyes. I want Sirius pulling Remus aside at random points during the day (especially when he can see that look in his eyes) and reminding him that he’ll always be his number one Moony. I want Sirius randomly coming up with nicknames for his friends, names that only they could have the honor of using. I want him turning into a dog to avoid responsibility (and to mess with Snap on occasion). I want Sirius to get furious when James would decide to hang out with Lily instead of him, but grow to love her like a sister. I want other Gryffindors to lose their shit because “Black, shut tHE HELL UP ITS 4 IN THE MORNING”. I want a loyal Sirius always standing up for his friends, even if he knows their wrong. I want McGonagall accidentally calling Sirius “Mr. Potter” because of his closeness with the Potter family, and refusing to take it back once she sees the look of pure joy in his eyes, because for once in his life, Sirius Black has a family who loves him.
I want Peter stealing chocolate from the Great Hall after dinner to sneak up to Remus on a full moon. I want him being too awkward to talk to the Ravenclaw he has a crush on and needing Sirius to be his wingman. I want him defying all odds and doing whatever it takes to help his friends, including stealing some wolfs bane for Remus from Herbology class. I want Peter getting picked on by the older students, and then James and Sirius have a “talk” with them and comforting their little Wormtail. I want sleepless nights, wondering into the kitchen and snacking on pastries until morning. I want Peter the Peacemaker, always there to be the unbiased opinion in any argument the other three got into. I want Peter, little scared Peter, to finally find a place where he isn’t just “scared little Peter”. I want Peter finding his place along side his best friends (brothers, rather) and learning how to open up, and be as courageous as his heart, because he knows that even if he falls, he’ll have three amazing people waiting to catch him.
I want birthday parties. I want James going above and beyond, decorating the whole Gryffindor Tower, getting tons of gifts, making the cakes, the whole 10 yards. I want Sirius crying during his first birthday at Hogwarts because he’s never had anyone make such a fuss over him (and he’ll never let James stop making such a fuss over him). I want Peter eating the cake before the party even began, and James trying so hard to be mad but failing because Peter is basically his little brother. I want James almost forgetting about his own birthday until he walks into the common room where Remus, Sirius and Peter are all standing with stupid grins, surrounded by balloons and colorful potions (and of course Lily, much to James’ surprise). I want Sirius beating the crap out of anyone who dares comment on Remus’ scars, and James beating the living day light out of anyone who comments on Sirius’ home life. I want Peter being there to comfort Remus and Sirius while this is all happening, assuring Remus that he is no monster, and telling Sirius he is nothing like his family. I want all four boys staying up night after night creating the Marauders Map, the map that they sign their honorary nicknames to, and swear will make them legends one day. I want them coming up with the most epic pranks, even going as far as to prank the teachers (except Minny, of course). I want detention after detention, sitting in classrooms or polishing trophies or doing dirty work for different professors, each of the four boys looking at each other with mischievous smiles. I want James showing the boys some new potions his dad created, or his new invisibility cloak that they can use for their epic pranks.
I want all four of these boys meeting on the train every year, in the same compartment, planning the year ahead of them, escaping from reality. I want James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Sirius Black, and Remus Lupin, all finding hope and belonging and worth within each other. I want Prongs, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Moony. I want to hear their story.