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ICYMI: In a Heartbeat is the animated LGBTQ-youth-uplifting short film you didn’t know you needed. Or maybe you did. Either way, you’re gonna cry. (via BuzzFeed)

Here on Tumblr I see so many people, rightfully so, demanding more representation of how our world is in Hollywood blockbusters, and superhero films especially. This weekend a film that did that organically and with love and realism at it’s core pushed that ideal onto the big screen, and not very many people went to see it. If you’re not being the change you want to see in the world, you’re failing everyone. Power Rangers is the film we have all been asking for, and it’s done what Marvel and DC outside of television are still struggling with. They put their all into diversity and character driven, beyond face level representation handled with care, but Hollywood will just see that it opens second to other films. It went beyond queer baiting and checking boxes. Don’t let love and hope lose again like it did in November. Bring a friend, bring your children, demand those around you to, in this world that feels increasingly less accepting with films that feel less inclusive to everyone, go support the movie about five completely different people of different skin colors, genders, and sexualities coming together to take on oppression and greed on the same level, pushing toward a better future. The future we all demand, but didn’t show up to support.

Made a poster for the CFF screening that happens a the end of  year for Concordia students!

I still have to figure out if I’m going to post the animation after the festival, cause I want to try and submit it to a festival but some festivals don’t accept films that are posted online, so if thats the case, then it won’t be posted.  sorry for the wait if that has to be the case!

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#a lovers’ spat #or two hamsters bickering

“I want to talk to you about something,” Even says and Isak’s stomach literally falls out of his ass. Thing is, there’s a reason for this. Because the last time Even had used that specific phrase, he had just been accepted into a film school. In London. And Isak had just been accepted into a biomedical research position in Oslo. Of course, it all worked out in the end because they are Isak and Even and they’re like, fated, or some shit that Even always says in the nighttime hours, but damn was that a rough couple of months.

So like, the phrase causes a brief flash of panic.

Isak glances at the table– which probably should have been his first clue that something was up. Even had made all of his favorite foods for dinner. And he knew he spotted strawberry shortcake in the kitchen, so Even had gone for the big guns in buttering Isak up.

He swallows the bite of chicken and takes a swig of red wine (because he is now one classy motherfucker.) “Okay?”

Even taps his fingers on the table and then reaches up to take his own sip of wine, but puts it back down just as quickly. “Okay. Okay here we go.”

But Even says nothing right after that, so Isak has all the time in the world to fucking lose his mind.

“Even,” Isak hedges, “Baby. You’re freaking me out. Like a lot.”

“I know.” Even shakes himself, “I’m sorry. I don’t know how you’re going to take it and this is like- a life changing conversation so I’m trying to be articulate and get it right on the first try.”

Isak runs a hand through his hair, “Well, are you divorcing me?” 

Even shoots him the most deadpan look in the world, so Isak lets a little smile tug on the corner of his lips, “Okay good. You’re not pregnant, are you?”

Even freezes and opens his mouth and Isak raises his eyebrows, “That was a joke. Even, if you’re pregnant I need to have a serious discussion with someone about the laws of biology.”

Even throws a wadded up napkin, “I’m not fucking pregnant, you shit.” He plays with the collar of his white cuffed shit (Another! fucking! red! flag! because when the hell have they ever dressed up for each other?), “But like- it has to do with that.”

“Just come out and say it,” Please god, say it before Isak has an aneurysm, “Whatever it is, do it.”

So he does.

Even takes a deep breath and says, “I want to talk about adopting a kid.”

Isak blinks.

There is a bit of ringing in his ears, so he doesn’t quite hear the way Even scoots his chair back and slides to his knees right in front of Isak’s chair, “Baby?”

Me baby?” Isak says dumbly, “You want a baby. Like a real baby.”

“Yeah,” Even’s voice is level, controlled. “Yeah, I really do, Isak. And it doesn’t have to be now. But I want to talk about it with you.”

“With me,” he repeats dumbly, “You want a kid with me? Why? Oh my god, Even, I’m a mess. I’ve been going commando for the past week because I ran out of boxers and I’m too lazy to do laundry!”

That damn grin at the corner of Even’s mouth nearly does him in. The quick kiss Even presses to his lips does, “You are the only person I would ever want a kid with.”

Isak grabs his wine glass and chugs it, “A kid. Like you and me adopting a kid and taking care of it and raising it until it’s 18. Changing diapers and… going to school performances and… rocking it when it gets sick.”

Even nods softly, “And taking family vacations to the beach…. teaching him or her all about movies… and you can teach them about parallel universes and other science stuff.”

“Holy shit, Even…. you want a kid. With me.”

“I do.”

Isak thinks about it, like a home movie where the actors haven’t quite all been chosen. He sees himself and Even, and a little human with flashes of blonde hair and hears baby giggles and-

He sees Even folded into a tiny little bed with a children’s book on his lap and a nameless, faceless, child (their child) in his lap. And Even is grinning and reading to them in funny voices. Then he sees himself behind a kid, directing them on how to look in a telescope.

He sees so much.

“This is a big thing,” Isak says, “A really, really big thing. Are you sure you want to?”

“The only thing I have ever been sure of in my life is you, Isak. I want to do this with you.”

“Okay,” Isak breathes, “Fuck. Let’s adopt a kid.”

Photos of Celebrities at Women’s Marches Around the World

One day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president, protestors took to the streets of Washington, D.C. — and other cities around the world — in opposition of the reality star’s policies not just on women’s rights but human rights. While celebrities stayed away from the inauguration, they came out in droves for the Women’s Marches with Amy Schumer, Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson, Katy Perry, Amy Poehler, Chelsea Handler, Madonna, Lena Dunham, America Ferrera, and Ashley Judd among those lending their voices to the cause. And, yes, many of them rocked pink pussy hats.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson flashed a grin at the D.C. march, where she was also a speaker about her experience with Planned Parenthood. (Photo: Reuters)

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Amy Schumer

Also in the capital? Amy Schumer, who arrived with her friends dressed in NASA gear. “March like everyone’s watching,” she wrote. (Photo: Instagram)

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Amber Tamblyn and Amy Schumer

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants actress Amber Tamblyn quipped, “NASA’s finest @amyschumer.” (Photo: Instagram)

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Samantha Ronson, Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler, who was hanging with Samantha Ronson and Amber Tamblyn, also marched, repping for Smart Girls everywhere. (Photo: Amber Rose Tamblyn/Instagram)

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Amy Poehler and Lena Dunham

Poehler also selfied with Girls actress Lena Dunham, who captioned this photo, “Parks & Menstruation.” (Photo: Instagram)

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Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd was also among the speakers in D.C. She read a poem about “nasty women” and spoke about the sexual assault allegations against Trump. (Photo: Ashley Judd/Instagram)

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Cher

Cher, who was protesting in NYC days earlier, also went to the capital. “I want to give support and let people know that this was important enough for me to come and hear them and help them,“ she told People magazine. ” I want people to know that, as a group, we can change things,” (Photo: AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Siblings Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal made the protest a family affair. They were in D.C. together. (Photo: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

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Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain had more than enough credentials to get her into the D.C. march. (Photo: Instagram)

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Ariana Grande

Here’s pop singer Ariana Grande in a bus en route to the march, which she planned to attend with her mom and grandma. (Photo: Ariana Grande/Instagram)

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Melissa Benoist

Supergirl‘s Melissa Benoist had a custom sign that said, “Hey Donald, Don’t try to grab my p**** it’s made of steel.” (Photo: Instagram)

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Debra Messing

The Will & Grace alum wore a pink “meow” hat as she traveled to the march with pal Ali Wentworth. (Photo: Debra Messing/Instagram)

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Lena Dunham

Lena made a point to show off her shirt, which said, “Women are powerful and dangerous.” (Photo: Lena Dunham/Instagram)

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Jennifer Beals, Chelsea Handler, Mary McCormack, and Charlize Theron

The Chelsea host organized the sister march in Sundance, where many stars are attending the Sundance Film Festival, and rallied her buddies, including Charlize Theron, Jennifer Beals, and Mary McCormack, for their snowy walk on Main Street. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Chelsea Handler

Handler, giving fellow protesters a hug while rocking a Planned Parenthood hat, said of organizing the march, “If there’s anything I learned in the last year, it’s that we need to be louder and stronger than ever about what we believe in, so I joined some incredible women from around the country to bring our voices together in the streets of Park City.” (Photo: Instagram)

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Charlize Theron

“Representing here at Sundance!” the Oscar winner wrote along with this selfie. (Photo: Charlize Theron/Instagram)

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Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart, who talked about Donald Trump’s bizarre obsession with her, also marched in Park City. (Photo: The Park Record/Twitter)

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Nick Offerman

“I’m a nasty girl,” wrote Parks and Rec alum Nick Offerman, looking fetching in his pussy hat in Utah. (Photo: Twitter)

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John Legend

While Chrissy Teigen flew to Washington to be at the main event, John Legend made sure to pound the snowy pavement back in Utah. (Photo: Amy Kaufman/Twitter)

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Laura Dern

Laura Dern, who was also in Park City, carried a poster demanding “justice for all. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Charlize Theron

Charlize wiped away a tear while listening to the powerful speeches in Park City (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Jurnee Smollett-Bell and John Legend

Legend also marched with Jurnee Smollett-Bell. (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt held a “Dolores” button for Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta. She was slated to speak at the march in Washington, but the documentary about her life, Dolores, was accepted into the film festival so she went there instead. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Ian McKellen

There was an Ian McKellen sighting at the march in London. (Photo: Twitter)

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Gillian Anderson

The X-Files actress brought along her daughter, Piper, to march in London. “Proud to be one of many today,” she wrote. (Photo: Twitter)

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Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain had more than enough credentials to get her into the D.C. march. (Photo: Instagram)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Ariana Grande

Here’s pop singer Ariana Grande in a bus en route to the march, which she planned to attend with her mom and grandma. (Photo: Ariana Grande/Instagram)

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Melissa Benoist

Supergirl‘s Melissa Benoist had a custom sign that said, “Hey Donald, Don’t try to grab my p**** it’s made of steel.” (Photo: Instagram)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Debra Messing

The Will & Grace alum wore a pink “meow” hat as she traveled to the march with pal Ali Wentworth. (Photo: Debra Messing/Instagram)

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Lena Dunham

Lena made a point to show off her shirt, which said, “Women are powerful and dangerous.” (Photo: Lena Dunham/Instagram)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Jennifer Beals, Chelsea Handler, Mary McCormack, and Charlize Theron

The Chelsea host organized the sister march in Sundance, where many stars are attending the Sundance Film Festival, and rallied her buddies, including Charlize Theron, Jennifer Beals, and Mary McCormack, for their snowy walk on Main Street. (Photo: Getty Images)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Chelsea Handler

Handler, giving fellow protesters a hug while rocking a Planned Parenthood hat, said of organizing the march, “If there’s anything I learned in the last year, it’s that we need to be louder and stronger than ever about what we believe in, so I joined some incredible women from around the country to bring our voices together in the streets of Park City.” (Photo: Instagram)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Charlize Theron

“Representing here at Sundance!” the Oscar winner wrote along with this selfie. (Photo: Charlize Theron/Instagram)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart, who talked about Donald Trump’s bizarre obsession with her, also marched in Park City. (Photo: The Park Record/Twitter)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Nick Offerman

“I’m a nasty girl,” wrote Parks and Rec alum Nick Offerman, looking fetching in his pussy hat in Utah. (Photo: Twitter)

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John Legend

While Chrissy Teigen flew to Washington to be at the main event, John Legend made sure to pound the snowy pavement back in Utah. (Photo: Amy Kaufman/Twitter)

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Laura Dern

Laura Dern, who was also in Park City, carried a poster demanding “justice for all. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Charlize Theron

Charlize wiped away a tear while listening to the powerful speeches in Park City (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Jurnee Smollett-Bell and John Legend

Legend also marched with Jurnee Smollett-Bell. (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt held a “Dolores” button for Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta. She was slated to speak at the march in Washington, but the documentary about her life, Dolores, was accepted into the film festival so she went there instead. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Ian McKellen

There was an Ian McKellen sighting at the march in London. (Photo: Twitter)

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Gillian Anderson

The X-Files actress brought along her daughter, Piper, to march in London. “Proud to be one of many today,” she wrote. (Photo: Twitter)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

John Legend

While Chrissy Teigen flew to Washington to be at the main event, John Legend made sure to pound the snowy pavement back in Utah. (Photo: Amy Kaufman/Twitter)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Laura Dern

Laura Dern, who was also in Park City, carried a poster demanding “justice for all. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Charlize wiped away a tear while listening to the powerful speeches in Park City (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Jurnee Smollett-Bell and John Legend

Legend also marched with Jurnee Smollett-Bell. (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt held a “Dolores” button for Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta. She was slated to speak at the march in Washington, but the documentary about her life, Dolores, was accepted into the film festival so she went there instead. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Ian McKellen

There was an Ian McKellen sighting at the march in London. (Photo: Twitter)

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Gillian Anderson

The X-Files actress brought along her daughter, Piper, to march in London. “Proud to be one of many today,” she wrote. (Photo: Twitter)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt held a “Dolores” button for Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta. She was slated to speak at the march in Washington, but the documentary about her life, Dolores, was accepted into the film festival so she went there instead. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Ian McKellen

There was an Ian McKellen sighting at the march in London. (Photo: Twitter)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Gillian Anderson

The X-Files actress brought along her daughter, Piper, to march in London. “Proud to be one of many today,” she wrote. (Photo: Twitter)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

LGBTQ+ Movies of 2016: Part 4 (Short Films)

Let Us End with It Too

When Sarah realizes that she may be falling out of love with her partner, Jessica, she withdraws into herself in order to face her emotions and interpret them before acting on the initial presence of the potentially detonative thought.

The Ace

After being diagnosed HIV positive, a young high school teacher must confront a concerned parent to maintain his dignity and find acceptance within himself and from those around him.

The Cricket and the Ant (La Cigale et la Fourmi)

A forbidden relationship between a student and her french teacher shows how passionate and exciting but also how complicated and painful love can be.

Acceptance Part 1

Acceptance is a dark short film that touches on the difficulty of telling the people you love your secret of what and who you truly are.

(Be)longing

At a typical New York high school, social outcast Leilani Reeves faces bullying from Rylee Floyd and other popular girls due to her shyness and sexuality. She forms an unexpected bond with physical education teacher Misha King, who defends Leilani and shares experiences and difficulties from her own life as a gay mother. The two separately face Rylee’s continuous antagonism until sudden moments of conflict and intimacy bring the three women together and reveal either desperation or reconciliation.

Sunset Trail

After two men meet on an earthquake-stricken trail, they must make their way back to civilization. On the way, they start to see more in each other than just friends, and are forced to make a decision: will they part ways, or let their love grow?

American Male

A gritty look at how gender norms make it hard for us to be who we really are.

Chalk

After a horrible gymnastics injury, a young, insecure, teenager has a glimpse into her future as she comes to terms with her sexuality.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 5

Voltron Model AU

My blog kinda messed up and deleted a lot of my posts so I’m gonna post this again but altogether cuz I’m to fucking lazy


Model AU

• Pidge and her brother Matt are those siblings models but there only doing it to pay for the expensive school they both go too.
• Hunk is one of those plus size models and everyone loves his personality cuz he’s so nice and humble, he has a foodie blog that he takes a lot of pride in.
• Keith is one of those chill angry looking guys that model for sports wear and stuff. He’s known for not being sporty at all, and he’s said multiple times he has no idea how he ended up where he is.
• Shiro is also a sports model but he dose some of those tux modeling every once in a while, he has the most followers. The media has no dirt on him and people think he amazing but really he just never leaves his house cuz he’s always too stressed.
• Lance is one only those people who got Instagram famous and was offered to come out in runways and magazines for publicity and he rocked it and got a permanent hire, he’s mostly for like Forever 21 Men and hipster shit like that. He love sports and has been after Keith’s shoots for a while.
• They all randomly met at some weird charity ball or some runway thing
• Lance and Hunk hit it off (friendship wise) quickly and soon started up a cooking YouTube channel together. With Shick and Lances very culture based foods that people are always impressed by.
• Lance actually really likes Keith’s shoots and dreamed of having his job so when he met him and he was kinda a dick he was really disappointed
• He and Hunk quickly befriended Shiro tho and it forced them to hang out cuz Shiro was already really good friends with Keith
• Pidge met them when she asked Keith if she could get him a drink
• (not in a flirty way but cuz she wasn’t of age and really wanted one)
• (Keith didn’t really know better and gave her one)
• (they both got in huge trouble)
• (but it’s okay cuz Lance got them out of it)
• Matt came over after it all and they all just formed a circle and talked together.
• Someone took pictures of them all hanging out and it kinda became lowkey news
• People started shipping Lance and Keith and Keith was surprisingly into it
• He would joke on Twitter and stuff about asking him out and Lance posted pictures of him giving flowers and stuff like that as a joke.
• But it was lowkey not a joke they just didn’t know cuz they both thought they were kidding
• Pigde and Matt did a shoot with Lance and Allura (a up and coming model who they met that day) for a Old Navy thing
• They all hit it off and invited them to a BBQ hosted by Hunk and yeah it was fun
• They all kinda got drunk tho so Allura took Pidge home so they wouldn’t deal with there bull
• They accidentally uploaded a video of them acting stupid and it got a lot of publicity
• And the reason it was a big deal was because Shiro was throwing Matt into a pool but Klance was making out in the background
• Also while throwing Matt into the pool Shiro yelled “I’m gonna marry her!(Allura)”
• he was really drunk cuz he was stressing out a lot.
• Shiro is still confused because “who even took that video?”
• There all a happy dorky family and everyone loves them


Model AU Part 2
• Shiro finds out it was Hunk’s girlfriend, Shay, who took the video and feels BETRAYED
• He thought she was a very nice person how could she do this??
• He managed to block the video from Allura, now he just needs to find a way to hid the trending tag from her…
• Matt swears he’s never drinking again (he dose very soon)
• Keith thinks that he and Lance are an item now, but Lance is a blackout drunk and doesn’t remember anything
• “Haha sorry if I made you uncomfortable or anything, i really lose myself with these kind of things”
• “We. Had. A. Moment. How? Can? You? Not? Remember?”
• “Sorry? Are you okay?”
• He was not okay
• He didn’t want to just show Lance the video tho cuz that seems kinda insensitive and lame
• DUN DUN DUN MOTHERFUCKING LOTOR SHOWS UP
• (He’s not evil or mean or anything in this AU he’s actually really nice and stuff but Keith hates him because…)
• He asks Lance on a date after doing a shoot for swimsuit modeling (Lotor was doing the swimsuit thing not Lance)
• (Lance was just at the studio to see a job offer)
• Lotor just saw him and wall like “hey Lance right? Really loved your ‘generic pose’ shoot, blah blah blah, we should grab a drink?
• Lance says yes cuz DAMN THIS guy is hella
• Shiro is unlucky too cuz Allura decided she would accept a film job overseas
• Hunk Pidge and Matt feel bad for them and take them out for drinks
• They get drunk again. (Including Pidge, there was no supervision)(she’s 16 in this AU so it’s not that bad)
• Cue drunk phone calls to Allura and Lance (they had a night out together cuz they really wanted a see a movie that no one else was interested in)
• Lance and Allura open up there voicemails at the same time and WHAT IS GOING ON??!
• The next day Keith and Shiro hear THERE voicemails and it’s just Lance and Allura really worried
• Keith and Shiro regret everything and try to drown themselves in the pool (Matt and Hunk stopped them)
• "Guys this is a community pool, my neighbors will be mad plz stop” (-Hunk)

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Understanding - A 35mm Film by Director Terry Rayment for Kodak

Watch this, it’s amazing

I will accept the fact that film studios are boring and can’t resist the desire to make most worker ants male, but I won’t accept their unwavering desire to show that their ants are heterosexual and date eachother within the colony despite them all being siblings