actually probably in a creepy way

When I was nine, possibly ten, an author came to our school to talk about writing. His name was Hugh Scott, and I doubt he’s known outside of Scotland. And even then I haven’t seen him on many shelves in recent years in Scotland either. But he wrote wonderfully creepy children’s stories, where the supernatural was scary, but it was the mundane that was truly terrifying. At least to little ten year old me. It was Scooby Doo meets Paranormal Activity with a bonny braw Scottish-ness to it that I’d never experienced before.

I remember him as a gangling man with a wiry beard that made him look older than he probably was, and he carried a leather bag filled with paper. He had a pen too that was shaped like a carrot, and he used it to scribble down notes between answering our (frankly disinterested) questions. We had no idea who he was you see, no one had made an effort to introduce us to his books. We were simply told one morning, ‘class 1b, there is an author here to talk to you about writing’, and this you see was our introduction to creative writing. We’d surpassed finger painting and macaroni collages. It was time to attempt Words That Were Untrue.

You could tell from the look on Mrs M’s face she thought it was a waste of time. I remember her sitting off to one side marking papers while this tall man sat down on our ridiculously short chairs, and tried to talk to us about what it meant to tell a story. She wasn’t big on telling stories, Mrs M. She was also one of the teachers who used to take my books away from me because they were “too complicated” for me, despite the fact that I was reading them with both interest and ease. When dad found out he hit the roof. It’s the one and only time he ever showed up to the school when it wasn’t parents night or the school play. After that she just left me alone, but she made it clear to my parents that she resented the fact that a ten year old used words like ‘ubiquitous’ in their essays. Presumably because she had to look it up.

Anyway, Mr Scott, was doing his best to talk to us while Mrs M made scoffing noises from her corner every so often, and you could just tell he was deflating faster than a bouncy castle at a knife sharpening party, so when he asked if any of us had any further questions and no one put their hand up I felt awful. I knew this was not only insulting but also humiliating, even if we were only little children. So I did the only thing I could think of, put my hand up and said “Why do you write?”

I’d always read about characters blinking owlishly, but I’d never actually seen it before. But that’s what he did, peering down at me from behind his wire rim spectacles and dragging tired fingers through his curly beard. I don’t think he expected anyone to ask why he wrote stories. What he wrote about, and where he got his ideas from maybe, and certainly why he wrote about ghosts and other creepy things, but probably not why do you write. And I think he thought perhaps he could have got away with “because it’s fun, and learning is fun, right kids?!”, but part of me will always remember the way the world shifted ever so slightly as it does when something important is about to happen, and this tall streak of a man looked down at me, narrowed his eyes in an assessing manner and said, “Because people told me not to, and words are important.”

I nodded, very seriously in the way children do, and knew this to be a truth. In my limited experience at that point, I knew certain people (with a sidelong glance to Mrs M who was in turn looking at me as though she’d just known it’d be me that type of question) didn’t like fiction. At least certain types of fiction. I knew for instance that Mrs M liked to read Pride and Prejudice on her lunch break but only because it was sensible fiction, about people that could conceivably be real. The idea that one could not relate to a character simply because they had pointy ears or a jet pack had never occurred to me, and the fact that it’s now twenty years later and people are still arguing about the validity of genre fiction is beyond me, but right there in that little moment, I knew something important had just transpired, with my teacher glaring at me, and this man who told stories to live beginning to smile. After that the audience turned into a two person conversation, with gradually more and more of my classmates joining in because suddenly it was fun. Mrs M was pissed and this bedraggled looking man who might have been Santa after some serious dieting, was starting to enjoy himself. As it turned out we had all of his books in our tiny corner library, and in the words of my friend Andrew “hey there’s a giant spider fighting a ghost on this cover! neat!” and the presentation devolved into chaos as we all began reading different books at once and asking questions about each one. “Does she live?”— “What about the talking trees” —“is the ghost evil?” —“can I go to the bathroom, Miss?” —“Wow neat, more spiders!”

After that we were supposed to sit down, quietly (glare glare) and write a short story to show what we had learned from listening to Mr Scott. I wont pretend I wrote anything remotely good, I was ten and all I could come up with was a story about a magic carrot that made you see words in the dark, but Mr Scott seemed to like it. In fact he seemed to like all of them, probably because they were done with such vibrant enthusiasm in defiance of the people who didn’t want us to.

The following year, when I’d moved into Mrs H’s class—the kind of woman that didn’t take away books from children who loved to read and let them write nonsense in the back of their journals provided they got all their work done—a letter arrived to the school, carefully wedged between several copies of a book which was unheard of at the time, by a new author known as J.K. Rowling. Mrs H remarked that it was strange that an author would send copies of books that weren’t even his to a school, but I knew why he’d done it. I knew before Mrs H even read the letter.

Because words are important. Words are magical. They’re powerful. And that power ought to be shared. There’s no petty rivalry between story tellers, although there’s plenty who try to insinuate it. There’s plenty who try to say some words are more valuable than others, that somehow their meaning is more important because of when it was written and by whom. Those are the same people who laud Shakespeare from the heavens but refuse to acknowledge that the quote “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them“ is a dick joke.

And although Mr Scott seems to have faded from public literary consumption, I still think about him. I think about his stories, I think about how he recommended another author and sent copies of her books because he knew our school was a puritan shithole that fought against the Wrong Type of Wordes and would never buy them into the library otherwise. But mostly I think about how he looked at a ten year old like an equal and told her words and important, and people will try to keep you from writing them—so write them anyway.

me before: larsadie is pretty toxic because i don’t think lars cares about sadie and while sadie does care, i think she goes about it in a bad way– i generally think lars is unlikable and a jerk but sadie seems nice and probably deserves someone who cares about her

> Sadie: I went to prom a few years ago
> Barb: (in reference to Sadie) She’s an adult!

me now: actually i was wrong about everything and lars is my son whose never done anything wrong and sadie is a creepy motherfucker

EXO Reaction when they are watching you sleep but you suddenly wake up and scare them

It’s been a while! Blame college xD Xoxo, Ara~

/I don’t own any of the gifs used, unless stated otherwise/


Chanyeol:

*Runs away* “I swear jagi! I did nothing! don’t kill me, please!!!” *Such a baby*

Kris:

“I-I… I wasn’t staring! No way I could! I’m not a creepy boyfriend that watches you sleep every night and takes you pictures and…. never mind”

Sehun:

*He’s actually the one that scares you* “Heh.. did I wake you up jagi? Did you feel the presence of a perfect man staring you that I couldn’t stay asleep? “ *So much sass* 

Tao:

*No one ever hears of him again xD* (Nah I’m kidding, he probably went to buy some Gucci to calm down)

Kai:

*Can’t go back to sleep* “What if she scares me again… what if she stares at me while I sleep?”

Xiumin:

*Man of steel* “why are you so surprised jagi? Of course I watch you sleep, I love that pretty face of yours”

Baekhyun:

“EEEEEKkk she caught me…. I’ll stay I wasn’t watching her… I was just… sleeping with my eyes open… yes”

Luhan:

*Doesn’t know what to do* “she…. saw me… staring…this is awkward… should I close my eyes and pretend? Or just say hi?”

Chen:

“AAAAAAAnd she wakes up! Ahhh do that again! Sleep and wake up! I love it!” *Creepy mode xD on*

Kyungsoo:

*Jumps out of the bed* “Jagi? You okay there? you startled me” *Looks kinda calm tho*

Lay:

*Panicking Unicorn* “She was asleep! Why did she open her eyes! How does that work?” *He’s kinda confused too …*

Suho:

*Graphical description*

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ivy-raven  asked:

So, a prompt! First, do you write for IronPanther and StarkQuill pairings? If yes, I might be back with more prompts for them, but I'd really like Stuckony where HYDRA sent the WS to kill Tony before launching Project Insight, so he can't somehow stop it at the last minute, as heroes are wont to do. He's sent UC in SI, because that's the only way to get close, but Tony, exhausted, trips and twists his ankle in front of him and dozens of witnesses, so he can't kill him yet. (1/2)

He’s forced to pick him up and take him to the med bay, being the security guard and visualy strongest. But he’s desperatly touch starved, and really like touching/carrying Tony, and he smelled so good and was really nice to him, so he decides Tony must absolutely never die and tells him everything, declaring himself his new bodyguard. Steve/Tony is established, and both are aware of Bucky’s feelings for Tony (before and after regaining memories) so they invite him into their relationship. 2/3

And Bucky is super confused, like, punk, we’re already in a relationship?? Keep up? And picks Tony up and takes his two fellas on a date! - ok, that was super long and detailed, sorry about that! I can just imagine it and it’s so cute! You don’t have to include all the elements, I realize it’s a lot, I just really need touch-starved Bucky imprining on Tony and the ‘we’re already dating, punk’ scene! Thanks so much! (3/3)

Haha, this is adorable! How sweet. :) I do not write StarkQuill. In fact I’ve never even seen Guardians of the Galaxy! I should get on that, haha. I can write IronPanther though. I hope this lives up to your expectations! Keep an eye out for under the cut!


The Asset had barely even touched his gun when the Mark tripped and went down in a flail of limbs and loose papers. He had to fight a sigh. Some might think the clumsy marks would be easier to kill, because it could be made to look like an accident, but actually it was much harder—they were more likely to accidentally dodge attempts on their lives.

The Mark sat up, looking shocked. “Ow.”

“Sir?” one of the secretaries called, standing from her desk. “Mr. Stark, are you okay?”

“I think so?” The Mark pressed his palms to his eyes, letting out a sigh that betrayed deep exhaustion. “Yeah.” He took her hands when she offered them to him and pulled himself up, letting out a little noise of pain as he finally stood. “Ow!”

The secretary began patting him down, concerned. “What? What’s wrong?”

The Mark batted her hands away. “I’m fine, Ms. Carmichael. Just a twisted ankle.”

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More on the mood of a story

Today I was just randomly flashing back to the plot of BBR and I suddenly realized something.

I‘ve talked about the mish-mash of moods that I got lost in. My mainly concern is that it steadily started out as a violent creepy psychedelic Yume Nikki-vibe thing, but later gained more and more reality-grounded lighthearted elements that didn’t fit together. 

(Tbh I find it interesting that early!BBR was more of the MGM’s land of Oz - the one that took place in Dorothy’s head, revolved around her persona and had a dreamlike feel to it; while late!BBR was more faithful to the books where Oz was a real place and had quite an impressive lore with multiple stories about its different characters. But I digress)

I really didn’t like the ending I’ve planned, since it felt way too cruel and/or unsatisfying to wrap up a story like that. Early!BRR? Oh hell yeah, that’d be the best way to end it. Current!BBR with heartwarming scenes, uplifting morals and meaningful character development? Just let them enjoy their life, jesus fuck.

So then I thought, really, if I wanted to keep that ending, how come it feels so unbalanced with the beginning?

The problem is that somewhere in-between those two versions I actually tried to pull off Madoka (seeing how it was one of the biggest earliest inspirations) in the switch-and-bait kinda way. 

Like, Madoka’s schtick was that it pretended to be the usual innocent saccharine mahou shoujo, until BAM! corpses drama suffering. So my excuse for the drastic tone fluctuations in BBR was that same switch-and-bait thing.

But the funniest thing is that Madoka doesn’t really pull that much of a twist out of its ass. Remember what the very first scene was?

It was her dream about the final events. Dark, gritty, unsettling.

First scenes are very important for establishing the mood. If a story starts with a joke, the audience prepares for a comedy. If it starts with a sunlit room and relaxing music, we expect some heartfelt story about friendship, romance or the like. If it starts in a dark forest and is accompanied with some chilly music, you’d better get ready for a thriller or horror. 

Madoka may have fairly lighthearted first episodes, but the mood has already been established. They can show you that cute optimistic opening as much as they can, but deep down you remember the first scene and know that some shit is gonna go down eventually. And even then, the lighthearted episodes don’t take much of the story. The most unholy events in BBR didn’t even start until the last part of it.

(Btw, I’ve noticed that some movies cop out by starting with “I am X, and this is the story of how I robbed the bank / met the aliens / saved the world / etc”. Which is a bit cheap, but still works if your actual first scenes can’t establish the mood properly. It’s just a slightly disguised way of saying “hey audience, this movie is Y and it’s about Z” in the first five minutes)

(Madoka’s first scene is technically also a cop out, since it basically uses a fragment of another scene as a prophetic dream. But eh, here it has some logic behind it, so w/e)

The first scene of BBR doesn’t really do anything in particular. Its biggest achievement is lighting Dolly’s room with red, but even that’s undermined by Dolly just being a cute little Disney blorb that turns everything into a saturday morning cartoon. It’s not really enough to pave the way for the ending, which, ironically, is supposed to echo the beginning the same way Madoka’s does.

I sorta subconsciously tried to fix that with Dolly’s creepy nonchalant reaction to Pepper’s grotesque death. But it probably only made things worse, since it paints the situation in the slightly comedic light and waves the horrible implications off, which perfectly goes with the early grim indifferent BBR, but not with the current version that dealed with some actual human emotions.

I mean, it’s not the worst execution I could’ve done, but an opening scene akin to one from Madoka would’ve helped a lot, if I actually stopped for a second and considered it. All it needed is some page, a panel, a line of dialog that showed true pain and despair before Dolly could get up and cheerfully prance around.

Epic Movie (Re)Watch #144 - Coraline

Spoilers below

Have I seen it before: Yes

Did I like it then: Yes.

Do I remember it: Yes.

Did I see it in theaters: No.

Format: Blu-ray

1) Director Henry Selick is probably best known for his work as director on The Nightmare Before Christmas, but I personally think (and this may be considered blasphemy) that Coraline is his magnum opus. More on that coming up.

2) In both horror and animation, a well done score can boost the tone of the film remarkably. And composer Bruno Coulais is able to turn in a score notable for its subtlety and tone boosting. It is able to be ominous, child like, fantastical, and creepy all at the same time. That is actually a perfect way of describing this film.

3) Animation fans with eagle eyes will notice that the movers in the beginning in the film are the “Ranft Brothers”. Joe Ranft was a legendary animator, known mostly for his work at Pixar until his tragic death. His brother is a noteworthy animator too, Jerome Ranft. The movers are animated in the likenesses of the brothers (you even get a glance at a name tag reading “Jerome”), with Joe being the mover who gets the crummy tip and Jerome Ranft voicing his counterpart.

4) Dakota Fanning as Coraline Jones.

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Coraline is not your typical animated heroine, which is exactly why she is such an amazing character. She’s a bit of a snot actually. She’s bratty, shown to be mean, overdramatic, sarcastic, winey, and it is all amazing! Because she’s not ONLY those things! She’s also fun, intelligent, clever, imaginative and adventurous. For most of the film she is at odds with her parents but she risks her film for them because, well, they’re her parents! The best way to describe Coraline is as a kid. An honest portrayal of a kid! Not totally one thing or another and not nearly as oblivious as some people may expect. Dakota Fanning (who was attached to the role when the film was meant to be live action even) is perfect in the part, able to portray all of Coraline’s qualities with wonderful ease while totally losing herself in the role. Coraline is the title character which means we - as the audience - NEED to be invested in her for this film to be any good. And the filmmakers did an excellent job making sure we were just that: invested.

5)

Coraline [after seeing The Cat]: “Not talking, huh?”

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6) This film is a little more adult than your typical animated fare, something which is established pretty early when Coraline refers to Wybie as her stalker. It is a decision in tone and content which works wonderfully for the film.

7) Wybie.

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We don’t get to see much of Wybie in the film. Well, that’s not entirely true. We don’t get to see much of Wybie compared to CORALINE, who is the lead and is therefore in every scene except for the one that plays during the opening credits. But in the time we see him it is very clear that this is the neighborhood weird kid. And it’s done accurately too! He’s not the butt of any joke, he’s not someone who’s supposed to be a creep or a plot device. Just like Coraline, he’s an honest representation of the kids out in the world who are sort of strange.

8) Dang, Coraline can be mean!

Coraline [after someone calls for Wyborne ‘Wybie’s’ name]: “Oh I definitely heard someone, Why Were You Born.”

Like, sure the dude is sorta weird, but he’s been pretty nice so far. But that’s part of Coraline’s character, and we see that side of her go on a bit of a transformation throughout the film.

9) Film is first and foremost a visual way of storytelling and animation can do that better than live action can if done right. Through animation you are able to portray the character of things (not just your characters but places and items) through design. Through your visuals. Take this film for example: the real world is marked by a more subdued color palette and look. Everything - including Coraline’s parents - look grey, tired, and worn down. Something which creates an immediate visual conflict through Coraline, who from the very start gives off these incredible vibrant and lively colors. It is a visual conflict which is reflective of a textual one that works wonders for the film.

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10) It would have been easy to make Coraline a total brat and her parents good parents who try their hardest, but Mom and Dad aren’t perfect either. Mom particularly shows us where Coraline got her attitude, sarcasm, and occasional brattiness from (and I know “brat” has negative connotations to it but I love Coraline so when I call her a “brat” I’m doing so with love because that trait is something I think is a great writing decision for her character). It also gets to the idea that a friend of mine told me once: parents are just kids who have kids. Parents don’t know what they’re doing when they have kids, they’re making it up as they go along. Which means they’re not perfect. They can get tired and impatient and mean too, and showing that in this film continues its honesty streak. That honesty - in relationships in characters - is what helps make it so great.

11) I can’t IMAGINE what animating the tunnel sequence was like.

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I mean stop motion animation is moving something a tiny bit, then taking a picture. And you repeat that process over and over again with puppets until you have a moving image like this one. So the tunnel on its own - with the lighting and the fabric - must have been a pain to animate. But then Coraline walking through it? And jostling it around, but the animators have to make sure that jostling is perfect in every frame? I do NOT have the patience for stop motion animation, I tell you. Or the fingers. I don’t have delicate fingers.

12) The Other World.

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Going with the idea of visual conflict, there is immediately more of a peace between Coraline’s vibrant colors and the creative rainbow like Other World she finds herself in. This resolves most of the visual conflict ON THE SURFACE, but everywhere there are these black buttons. These little dark specs that just liter the world in hard to see places, things which can easily get lost in the magic of it all but are always there. Hiding in plain sight.

The Other World - both in its dream and nightmare phases - show off Selick’s wild imagination. The best animation directors have a penchant for imaginative visuals, using the medium to do things live action couldn’t (something I observed in my The Book of Life post back in November). Selick as not only animator but production designer on this film is able to create some wonderful and memorable images of dream like fantasy which makes the transition to nightmarish scenes in the back half of the film all the more powerful. It is truly wonderful.

13) According to IMDb:

The band They Might Be Giants wrote 10 songs for the movie, but a change in tone from a musical to a darker production meant that all but one was cut; a scene in which Coraline’s other father sings along with a piano features John Linnell’s voice. The band has said they will release the other songs created for the movie in other projects, including albums.

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14) It is worth noting that the initial dinner Coraline has with her Other Parents is more of a Norman Rockwell, classic/idyllic image than her dinner at home (in both the food served and the look of the place). This relates to the film’s almost critique (I say almost because I do not know if it was intended, but it very well could have been) on expectations vs reality. How we have let certain fantasies shape our expectations in the real world and if we find something that fits those expectations perfectly it’s probably a lie.

15) Teri Hatcher shines in this film, particularly as Other Mother. There are three sort of phases to her performance as Other Mother which I will discuss individually as they occur. The first of these is the initial encounter with Other Mother. The sweet sing-song tones filled with love and warmth which can trick someone into thinking its honesty but when you listen there is DEFINITELY something false about it. A faux kindness which can catch you off guard. No one is really that kind, that nice. That’s the face you put on for company when it’s over and not one you can sustain forever.

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16) Ian McShane as Mr. Bobinsky.

I observed in my recap for the Selick directed The Nightmare Before Christmas that the film was able to create unique characterizations within seconds of introducing us to said characters which lasted consistently throughout the rest of the film. In this film - especially with Coraline’s neighbors - the same holds true. We are able to get a sense of what kind of fun weirdo Mr. Bobinsky is within seconds of meeting him, someone who’s a bit of a nut but also a generally nice guy, and that lasts through the end of the film. Ian McShane does a wonderful job as Bobinsky and out of the three neighbors (Bobinksy and the two actresses), Bobinsky is my personal favorite.

It is also worth observing Bobinsky’s character design here. As I said before, animation tells you a lot through its visuals about a character. Small elements in Bobinsky’s design make him a bit more human than say your average Prince Charming or seven dwarfs. The ratty shirt, the unkempt body hair, the big gut. All of it gives Bobinsky not only a sense of character but a sense of realism, as life is not always as pretty as we expect. This plays DIRECTLY into Other Bobinsky’s appearances, notably how he is better dressed AND his torso is upside down. Instead of having a large stomach, he has a large chest suggesting strength. THAT is your fairytale version of Bobinsky right there and - like everything else in the Other World - it’s a lie.

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17) Similarly, the two actress neighbors of Miriam Forcible and April Spink are established as weird but lovable dog ladies as soon as we meet them.

I mentioned before how this film plays with the ideas of expectations vs reality, and that becomes pretty clear after we meet Coraline’s neighbors. This is not some fairytale for Coraline. In a fairytale Mr. Bobinsky would run an incredible jumping mouse circus, not be a vaguely crazy man trying to create a jumping mouse circus (I say with love). And the pair of Miriam and April would be elegant world famous actresses, not two washed up has-beens (I say with love). But you know what? This is EXACTLY what they are in the Other World! The fairytale versions of themselves that is meant to be exactly what Coraline wants. And just like the change in design for Bobinsky in the Other World, Miriam and April get similar beautifications.

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Now they’re as pretty as any fairytale princess with a waistline to match, because that’s the “better” version of this isn’t it? Except it’s not real. It’s a lie, meant to entrap you and keep you from having a good REAL life. I sort of love that about this film.

18)

Coraline [after Other Mother asks her to get her father]: “You mean my other father?”

Other Mother: “You’re better father, dear.”

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Red flag! Red flag! That’s a creepy thing to say Other Mother! (It is also here when we start noticing the fakeness of Other Mother’s nice voice.)

19) I keep mentioning how you can detect a slight hint of fakeness in Other Mother’s face. The hint is not so slight in Other Father’s voice. There’s nothing real there, nothing honest. Just fake honey that’s meant to entice Coraline. And I think that’s because Other Mother is the mastermind and she’s making Other Father BE like that. It’s a nice choice on the part of the filmmakers and actor John Hodgman I think.

20)

Other Mother [about Other ‘Silent’ Wybie]: “I thought you’d like him more if he spoke a little less. So I fixed him.”

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If anyone says they “fixed” a person, turn around and run like crazy away. That’s creepy.

21) Hmm, wonder which of her parents Coraline takes after…

Mom: “I did not call [Mr. Bobinsky] crazy, Coraline. He’s drunk.”

22) The. Freaking. CAT!!!!

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Can I just say first and foremost: I love Keith David. Dr. Facilier from The Princess and the Frog is my favorite Disney villain of all time in no small part because of Keith David’s voice over work as the character. And his role as The Cat is just as good. I love The Cat, which is saying a lot because I’m a dog person. David is able to work with the writing and make the character both wise and mischievous but in a unique, dark, sarcastic way. He’s also the first hint of trouble and the only character other than Coraline to travel between worlds. The animators do an excellent job making sure The Cat’s characterization is clear and consistent, even when he can’t speak in the real world. He’s an excellent addition to the film and a wonderful companion to our hero.

23) Everything gets real freaky real fast.

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Right after Other Mother asks to put buttons in Coraline’s eyes (or, more accurately, REPLACE her eyes with buttons) this film turns into a horror film. Full on Stephen King, Poltergeist, “Stranger Things” horror! (Not that I’ve seen or read any of those things because I scare too easily.) And it is born not from jump scares or gore but from tone. The atmosphere becomes notably chilly and ominous and everything just becomes so FREAKY. THAT is why I think this is Henry Selick’s magnum opus. Because he can be as scary as he want to be!

24) For me, one of the most powerful scenes in the movie is when Coraline walks around Other World.

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The simple decision to have her walk through a white abyss then find herself back in the Other World the Other Mother created just really works for me. It’s a simple yet elegant concept.

25) Other Mother’s truer form (her true form comes later).

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This is when Teri Hatcher and Other Mother start really shining as villains. There is still an attempt to be motherly, to be warm, but the creepy factor is turned up. There’s a sick playfulness there at times as well as terrifying anger. But this form is most marked by the cold reservedness. The chilling tones the Other Mother uses when taking to Coraline about the game they’re going to play. It’s crazy freaky and I love it for that!

26) There is no scene quite as haunting or quite as sad as when Coraline talks with the ghost kids.

Through its use of haunting visuals, eerie sound design, excellent writing, and top notch voice acting from the child actors, this one scene tells you perfectly what exactly the stakes are for this film. What exactly will happen to Coraline if she can’t succeed. And it’s terrifying.

27) I did not remember this line from before and the way Coraline describes the ghost kids to Wybie had me laughing my butt off.

Coraline [about the doll]: “It used to look like this pioneer girl, then Huck Finn Junior, then this ‘Little Rascals’ chick with hair ribbons…”

I don’t know why, but something about hearing her call the kid, “Huck Finn Junior,” is just wildly funny to me.

28) The entire idea of the eyes of the dead children being hidden in the “three wonders” Other Mother crafted for Coraline is not only an excellent way of juxtaposing some of the dream like imagery from earlier with its now nightmarish quality, but it also gives plot relevance to scenes which could have easily just been entertaining and excellent eye candy (Bobinsky’s circus, the garden, and the theater scene). It helps push the writing of this film from good to great.

29) So Coraline thinks she has lost her game with Other Mother and she’s going to end up like the ghost children, when a dead rat with the last eye falls in front of her and The Cat shows up.

The Cat: “I think I’ve mentioned that I don’t like rats at the best of times.”

Coraline: “You may have mentioned it.”

I love these guys.

30) Can we just take a second to appreciate how incredibly frightening Other Mother’s true form is?

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Teri Hatcher gets to totally let lose as an actress with this final form of the Other Mother. There’s no more fake niceness, no more hiding, no more tricks. Just sheer, terrifying villainy in all its glory. It’s so creepy and evil and I love it!

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31) If you’re ever in a jam with a homicidal maniac, just do what Coraline did:

Throw a cat at the homicidal maniac.

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32) I find the web that Coraline falls into with Other Mother perhaps the most frightening visual of the whole film. I love it.

Originally posted by horsesaround

But the way Other Mother shouts after Coraline makes her way through the door is almost equally as terrifying to me. Just the desperation and madness in her voice gives me chills.

Other Mother: “Don’t leave me! Don’t leave me! I’ll die without you!”

33) It is a classic rule of suspense, an almost Hitchcockian rule (although I don’t think he invented it), that the story is never over when you think it is.

Originally posted by un-cadaver-en-el-armario

The entire final “battle” with Other Mother’s disembodied hand, how it drags Coraline away, how Wybie has to come and save the day but it still keeps going, is all a great final horror movie moment. Just the creeping crawly uncatchable-ness of a spider and how you have to work really hard to squash it. I love that.

34) The final scene of the film resolves the visual conflict Coraline was having with the real world. Everything - hear parents, the neighbors, the flowers - is a bit brighter. A bit closer to her but not so perfectly as the Other World. Things are resolved, but everything is still in the real world. Everything is still honest and it may not be perfect, but it is a happy ending.

Originally posted by a-ripley


It has been a while since I’ve watched Coraline so in all honesty I forgot how good it was. It is an excellent piece of not only animated filmmaking but filmmaking period. The visuals and imagination is incredible, it is truly frightening at times through its use of atmosphere and (again) the visuals at hand, the writing is top notch - ESPECIALLY when it comes to our titular lead - and the voice acting is there to match (Hatcher and Fanning being the clear standouts). It is an incredible film I think everyone should see. It’s just that good.

the keepsake | alfie solomons

@samascara requested a good old bag-of-flour baby test. 

i remember having a realcare baby in high school for my child dev class oh buddy oh pal

You stormed into the office and dropped the loose arm onto the desk in front of Alfie.

“I broke the baby and I can’t work out how to fix it”

“Oh, for fucks sake, darlin’”

“I don’t want to hear it, Alfie. Just fix the damn thing”

He moved his hands up to motion for you to pass him the doll’s body and you sighed, holding them out, dangling by their one remaining arm.

“That’s our child you’re talking about”

“It’s a fucking doll. One I’m going to beat you with”

“This is ridiculous”

“You’re telling me”

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creepyfreakingpasta  asked:

Laughing Jack if he were ever to develop feelings for someone? ((Also I LOVE your blog))

Thank you so much! I’m glad you like it!!

-Would leave little gifts outside their room when he and the lucky person were at Slender’s at the same time (candies, cakes, hand-picked flowers, etc).

-Kinda creepy at first tbh??? Like, he won’t show his face for at least a week or so, but he’ll secretly follow them and make sure that nobody hurts them

-Unbeknownst to him, he’s probably freaking them out a little ‘cause they can feel eyes on them but??? Don’t??? Know??? Who’s watching them????

-When he finally does show his face he’s really sweet and bashful, hiding his face with his hand a lot to try and hide the fact that he’s a blushing mess

-Starts getting really happy??? Happier than normal??? And not in the creepy clown way???

-Nobody can figure out why until they see them together

-It takes about three months for him to actually ask them on a date

-The first date is really, really sweet

-He takes them on a picnic in the woods, at night.

-He brings them to a specific location that he had picked out beforehand and set up lots of blankets at, so they’d be comfy and warm since it gets really cold there

-He debated that location for awhile specifically because of that, but decided on it anyway because of how beautiful the area looked at night and his bby only deserves the best

-When they get there he breaks out a basket full of goodies for the two of them to snack on as they look up at the stars

-probably takes about three dates before he’ll even consider asking them to be his significant other

-once he’s asked them out, he gets even sweeter (as if that were even possible).

-he practically worships the ground that they walk on

Adrien’s Character Growth!!

FINALLY!!! FINALLY my precious son gets some fucking character growth!!! For the first time we see Adrien question Ladybug, scold her, and call her out on her flaws. Is he still infatuated with her?

Duh! But that doesn’t mean he isn’t horrified by her behavior. For the first time, Adrien sees Ladybug as less than perfect. And what does he do? Does he brush it off? Does he ignore it? NO! HE FUCKING CALLS HER OUT ON HER BULLSHIT!

He yells at her! “AREN’T YOU ASHAMED!?” We very rarely see Adrien raise his voice and I don’t think we’ve ever seen him raise his voice in anger. He’s used to taking a lot of shit and just bottling it up. For him to call her out on it reminds us there is a strong moral character that defines why Adrien was picked as Chat Noir. 

Of course, he’s still shy, reserved, well-behaved Adrien and he immediately tries to be more polite.

In all honesty, he looks almost frightened of her. Which makes me wonder what happened to break his backbone. Did his father break it?

But even thought he is obviously scared of her, he doesn’t let the issue go. He might have phrased it as a question, but he is still telling her off: “you went to far.” Yes, Ladybug was morally right to call her out on her lying but how she did it was wrong. Very wrong. And it lead to Ladybug causing a young girl to get akumatized (interesting that both times the superheroes had caused someone to get akumatized it was because of jealousy and at least Chat Noir had the decency to do it privately so there was no public ridicule.) 

But back to Adrien! Again and again in the episode, we see him question Ladybug (FOR THE FIRST TIME!).

Again!

And again. Yes, he curls in on himself a little bit, afraid of backlash. But he pushes back. For the first time, I really felt like he was her partner and not her sidekick, blindly nodding. 

When Volpina comes to Adrien’s room, Adrien takes charge and tries to help Lila. And I really think it would have worked if Ladybug hadn’t gone in and, honestly, made things worse with her jealousy!

Here he is again horrified by Ladybug’s behavior like best “WTF?” face I’ve seen from him all season.

And here he is begging for no violence. 

At the end, since the first episode, we see Ladybug having to ask Chat Noir to trust her. And he does, of course. But he hesitates just for a moment. And it’s obviously because she’s been off this whole episode, selfish and stubborn in a way we haven’t see since the Antibug episode with Chloe and Sabrina’s akuma (clearly Marinette has serious issues with liars).

And in the end, we see Chat Noir genuinely frustrated. 

I mean does the boy still have it bad? Yeah. But I really think for the first time that Chat Noir and Ladybug could have a healthy relationship. He doesn’t put her on a pedestal and kiss her feet. When she fucks up, he calls her out. When she behaves poorly, he questions her judgement. That’s some major progress! 

Like let’s be real. Ladybug is arrogant, stubborn, and evaluates people from a very strict moral high-ground. There is no gray with her. Akuma victims are victims. Chloe and Hawkmoth are embodiments of evil. She and Chat Noir are the good guys, untouchable. 

She never stops to think that Chloe might have a reason for behaving the way she does. She never once realized that Lila was lying because her parents were diplomats and, when you move around a lot, the only way to make friends was to be popular. So obviously, Lila lied so she could fit in. Lila is probably a terribly insecure, lonely little girl whose learnt that fox-like slyness was the best way to get respect fast. I didn’t need to watch a lot (literally the minute Alya told Marinette that Lila said she knew Ladybug) to figure that out. 

And Marinette clearly has no idea that Adrien might be suffocating. She sees him as perfect: intelligent, hardworking, beautiful, and most importantly kind and selfless. To her, he is like all her moral standards embodied in one untouchable boy. She never once stops to think maybe Adrien wants to misbehave once in awhile and make mistakes. 

And Chat Noir is obviously guilt of seeing Ladybug as this perfect being, untouchable like the sun. Its one of the main reasons I wondered if they should ever actually get together. But Chat Noir is trying to get to know Ladybug in a way Marinette isn’t trying to get to know Adrien (probably because of her shyness but if the girl can invest so much time to make a chart of his schedule–still creepy– one could think she might practice her conversation skills). And this show exemplifies that. He saw something he didn’t like and instead of disregarding it, he added it to his mental image of the girl underneath the mask. What wonderful progress!!

Guys… I really think this is gonna work out.

(NOW KISS)

anonymous asked:

The ut,uf,us,sf brothers react to that horror game ''tattletail''?

Alright, here we go! >:> ~Mod Feral


UT Sans

He doesn’t react to greatly until the first time he’s killed by Mama. He jumps a little at that. He’s also quick to find secrets, whether intentionally or not. He’s a little disturbed, but not really scared.


UT Papyrus

He’s pretty quick to dislike it before it’s even being scary, simply because you’re sneaking your Christmas presents early, and that’s not ok. The second he sees Mama he’s freaking out. Why does he keep letting others make him play these things?


UF Sans

He honestly didn’t like the whole experience. It wasn’t really creepy, per se, but it did seem to cheat. Why go through all that if you’re just gonna die in the end anyway? He’s irritated, and doesn’t bother picking it up again.


UF Papyrus

He’s not creeped out at all, but he finds it interesting. Killer toys? Hell yes! He doesn’t quite know why giving the Mama one fangs while she’s trying to kill you was necessary, but still. Once he finishes and gets the easier to receive bad ending, he’s angrily playing it again. He’s not letting this game beat him!


US Sans

He’s probably crying and hiding behind the chair as he continues forward. He’s so scared of Mama that it’s obvious, but he feels he needs to finish this game. Please stop him.


US Papyrus

Similar to UT Sans, he’s not really reacting at all until he gets killed by Mama the first time, to which he jumps ‘gracefully’ out of the chair and lands on the floor. When he gets back up he’s much more serious about it. And proceeds to fall on the floor with the next jumpscare as well.


SF Sans

It’s not gonna be apparent while he’s playing, but he’s terrified. The toy seems to be using magic of some sort. All of them do, actually, but only Mama is trying to kill him. After the game, he’s jumping at the slightest of sounds, fully ready to battle.


SF Papyrus

Boy, this man could not care any less than he does. The game’s got heart to it, and probably is creepy, but he’s not really one to get scared from most things. It’s interesting, and he enjoys it as a way to pass by the time, but it’s not creepy to him. He’s the first to get the good ending.

Michael Clifford Imagine: Smile

Request: someone is a photographer and is taking pictures in a park and asks a lady to have her picture taken and talks to her for a while and he starts to like her but forgets to ask her name so they have to track her down using the picture he took.


*Michael POV*

“Oh fuck. Ashton what am I going to do, I have taken pictures of every flower in this bloody park and there is about 3 of them, the trees are bare and there are no birds in the sky. I am a failure to Tumblr and the aesthetics and now Luke hasn’t turned up because he is ‘ill’ which is basically code for I got too drunk yesterday, ended up at some random girls house, took two hours to get home and all I want to sleep my hangover away, so now I have no model, no photographs of people and know photographs for my portfolio that needs to be done by Monday and it’s Friday now. And this portfolio is what my next job is for, so no portfolio, no job, no money and then I will die alone with nobody to love me.” I panicked down the phone. 

“I love you, and I’m pretty sure you won’t die alone. Also if you have no money you could busk on the street and get paid that way. It will be fine. Also I think Luke actually is ill and as for your model problem, why don’t you just ask someone in the park.” Ashton tried to reassure me. 

“Yeah, because it’s not creepy to just go up to a person and say ‘Erm hi, this may sound weird but will you be in a few of my photos. But not in a creepy way it’s just that I have a portfolio due and I need it to be done. I promise I am not creepy.’ That doesn’t sound weird at all. I will probably get kicked in the balls.” 

“Michael calm the fuck down, that will not happen. Now grow some balls and go ask someone to help you. They will understand if you show them the portfolio that you have half finished.” Ash said sternly. 

“Okay, fine, but if I get arrested for being creepy you are the one that is bailing me out. Now will you stay on the phone while I wander around the park and try to not look creepy.” 

“Being on the phone with me will not help your creepy look. It will just make you look like you are trying to organise a kidnapping, but sure if you want me on the phone.” He laughed. 

“Thank you, you are so supportive. Tell me again why you can’t come down to the park and help me out.” 

“Because I am very busy doing nothing because I am hungover and I need to sleep and it feels like you’re shouting at me, so I am struggling being on the phone with you right now even though your issue right now is very funny.” 

“I AM NOT SHOUTING. I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABO-.” “Ow. Shut up Michael.” Ashton interrupted me, while I laughed. “That was not funny, I am hanging up now. Bye, have fun. Don’t get arrested.” 

“Wait Asht-… Fuck.” I said down the phone to know one. 

Right I can do this I thought to myself. Just approach someone and ask nicely and if you show them your portfolio it will be fine. Okay. i saw a girl walking towards me and tried to approach her. She saw me walking towards her and quickly walked around me looking scared. Jesus this isn’t going to be easy. I don’t look that scary do I? I thought to myself.

After an hour of me trying to approach people in the least scary way, I gave up and sat down on a bench. God I’m a failure. I put my head in my hands and tried to calm myself down. 

“Hey are you okay?” I heard a voice say, I instantly lifted my head up, which made the woman in front of my jump slightly back.  

“Huh?” I asked, unsure if she was the one that asked. 

“Erm, I asked if you were okay. You looked depressed and well I have seen you wander around the park staring intently at people, whilst looking depressed. So I was just wondering if you are okay. Unless you are creep and then I don’t care how you are.” 

I laughed slightly which probably made me look a little bit more creepy. “Yeah, I am fine. I’m just a bit stressed. Honestly I am not a creep, I am normal.” 

“Well you don’t look fine, so I am going to ask you what’s up, because I have nothing better to be doing. Also ‘I am normal’ is something a creep would say. However before you ask ‘why are you still talking to me if you think I am a creep?’ I am talking to you because you seem nice and a little too awkward even for a creepy person. So what’s up?” She asked while sitting down next to me. 

“I need pictures for my photography portfolio, however my model and bandmate didn’t turn up because he is hungover and the other one decided that he is also to hungover to walk five minutes, however he is okay to stay on the phone with me while I struggle and then hang up. Also did I mention my work needs to be finished for Monday.” 

“Well. It sound like your life is going worse than mine right now.  

“Wait how bad is your life?” 

“Huh?” She asked, as she stared up at the sky, looking like she was in deep thought and also looking very beautiful. Wait a minute Michael, you have never met this girl, calm down. 

“You said that my life is going worse than yours. What’s your name?” 

I’m Michael. What about yo-” She interrupted me “Oh you know, friends, family. The normal stuff.” She said still staring up at the sky. 

“Yeah, I know that too.” I replied quietly.

“Nice to me you Michael.” She shook my hand before falling silent again. 

We sat in a slightly awkward silence for a while, until she quickly turned to me and practically shouted “WHAT IF I MODEL FOR YOU.” 

“FUCK” I shouted, as she surprised me “I mean yeah, if you want to. If that’s okay.” I said trying to sound normal again.

“Okay, where do you want me.” She winked before walking off, expecting me to follow her.

“I thought you asked me where to go and now you have just wandered off.” I laughed as she turned around to look at me. “Oops.” she smiled before walking off again.

After we had taken pictures around most of the park, we sat down on a bit of grass for a bit to take a break. We talked for a while, until the sound of her phone ringing interrupted us. She spoke briefly before standing up quickly.

“I do apologise. This has been fun, however one of my friends is at the other end of the park and wants someone to go meet her. But really I did have a really fun time. You really cheered me up.”

“Oh okay.” I said slightly disappointed as I stood up too. “Well erm thank you so much for helping me out. You looked really pretty in those photos, well you look really pretty anyway. Wait hold on. I am so sorry I’m ramblin-” I was interrupted again by her phone ringing once more. She answered it and I could tell the person on the other end of the phone was getting impatient. She looked at me, smiled, mouthed ‘sorry’ and then walked away. 

I smiled at the floor, and started looking through the photo’s I had taken. Then I realised something, I never asked for her name and I really like her even though we have just met. What am I going to do. I decided to ring someone. 

“Ashton.” I spoke frantically. 

“I see you haven’t gotten arrested. Unless you are speaking to me from prison. What can I help you with?” 

“I met a really cute girl and she helped me with my photos, but then her friend rang her and she walked away before I had the chance to get her name. She went to meet her friend at the other end of the park, but she could be anywhere now. What should I do?” 

“Hmmmmmm.” He thought for a while “Wait, I have an idea. You said you took her picture, so you know what she looks like. Go look for her in the park, she is more than likely still around if she was going to meet her friend.” 

“Well I have no better idea so here we go. I am about to look like a creep again. I swear to god I am going to get banned from this park. I will call you if I find her.” 

After many awkward encounters of me accidently grabbing the shoulders of random women thinking that they were her, and one threat of being kicked in the balls, I had almost given up. Until I heard a familiar laugh behind me. I turned around and saw her stood under a tree with what I assumed was her friend. She was laughing at something her friend had said and she looked perfect. 

I approached her slowly, slightly nervously. I stopped just behind her and got a strange look from her friend, she turned around to see what her friend was looking at.  “Oh hey Michael.” She said smiling. “Is everything okay. Do you need more pictures?” 

“Pictures?” Her friend said concerned. 

“Oh yeah. I forgot to tell you. He took pictures of me in my underwear for a website.” 

Her friend looked at both of us dumbfoundedly, before me and her started laughing. 

“I fucking hate you.” She said smiling slightly.

“No I don’t need anymore pictures thank you. I was just wondering what your name was. You never told me.” 

“Oh, sorry. I’m Y/n.” 

“Nice to meet you Y/n. I was also wondering something else.” 

“Oh, what’s that?” She smiled.

“Would you maybe want to go on a date with me?” 

“Sure, Michael. I would love to.” She laughed, before writing her number on my hand and walking away.

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Like many other fans, I was disappointed when it turned out that Whitley was just like his father. Mainly because it was really, really obvious that he was going to be evil, and I was waiting for RT to surprise me. Honestly, I thought it was going to turn out that he was a good person, just creepy and off-putting because learned most of his social skills from Jacques Schnee. And maybe there would be some struggle between how he actually is and how others perceived him. I got angry when I saw the episode because honestly I thought that him not being evil but just coming off as evil would be more interesting.

However, I realized why story-wise, it’s probably better that Whitley is the way he is. The main reason is that if he was a good person struggling against how he was raised and how he is perceived, there would need to be a character arc to show that. And Whitley is only a side character. His character arc could have cut into Weiss’, and thus left less time for her. The second reason is that that would make him too similar too Weiss, and there really isn’t a reason to have two of her. So, thinking of that, I got a little less angry.

I will end my overly long post by also pointing out that Whitley may not be truly evil, just corrupted. When he reveals that he wanted Weiss to lose her position as heiress, he says “It’s wrong not to listen to father.” Which makes it sound like he’s been brainwashed into following Jacques’ every wish.

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The vampires were surrounding you now, all in one big circle that was gradually closing in. Soon enough you would be dead. Vampire chow. The only question left was which vampire’s meal were you going to be? You looked around carefully considering your options; there was this one big burly one that you didn’t particularly like the look of, he had a creepy smile and terrifying eyes and just looked like he’d enjoy killing you way too much. There was a little female one who you were 100% sure was a hell of a lot less innocent than she projected, she was probably more along the lines of sadistic bitch actually. Apart from those two they all looked pretty normal, ravenous perhaps, but normal. So really anyone else would do. 

As the vampires took a step closer you began to shake. You’d tried being strong, tried not to think about what was to come but it was hard. Staring death in the face was more terrifying than you’d thought and actually you were a lot more cowardly than you’d thought too. You did not want to die. Which is probably what made what happened next so amazing. 

He came like a flash of lightning, quick, silent and deadly. He struck two of the normal looking ones first. Their heads detached from their bodies with sickening metallic screeches and then Jasper was in front of you, his unnecessary breathing heavy. 

“Are you alright there Darlin’?” He asked a wry grin on his lips despite the circumstances. 

“I thought you weren’t going to make it.” You confessed as your shaking began to subside. 

“I-” Jasper jumped suddenly, landing softly behind you, and if the sound was anything to go by, detaching another vampire head. 

At the exact same time the last of the normal looking vampires jumped at you, knocking you off your feet and snapping at your neck. Suddenly she was ripped off you with a deafening growl. 

“Stay there.” Ordered a commanding voice with a thick southern drawl. 

Major. You thought. These vamps are fucked.

“Yes sir.” You replied, breathless and relieved. 

The Major grinned widely at you, eyes flashing as he ripped apart the vampire limb by limb hardly exerting any effort. 

“Now.” He said turning to the remaining two, the burly male and the sadistic female, the wide grin still stretched across his face, “Who’s next?”

It all happened so quickly. The male lunged forwards, severely underestimating the Major’s abilities and found himself sans a head faster than you could blink. He hadn’t even got within an inch of you. 

The female was much more careful after that. She made calculated lunges which, when paired with the Major’s response, ended up looking like an elaborate dance. 

The Major batted her away every time like a cat playing with a mouse. It was only a matter of time before he tired of the game, as soon as the female darted under his arm he turned and removed her head from her body in one swift motion. 

Faster than a bullet he darted around the clearing, picking up the vampires remains and piling them together before setting them alight. Then calmly and somewhat suavely if you did say so yourself, he walked over to you and offered you a hand. You took it instantly. 

You stood in front of him, breathing deeply as you looked into his eyes, waiting to see what was going to happen next. 

“Alright there sugar?” He asked. 

“Much better for seeing you again Major.” You replied with a grin. 

He smiled, lighting up his face and yet not ruining his commanding demeanour. “Well now, I couldn’t let Jasper have all the fun could I? After all, you’re my mate too, it’s my duty to defend and protect you.” 

Megamind and "Phantom of the Opera"

I’d like to start by saying that Megamind probably enjoys this musical, and has actually read the book. I’m certain that Roxanne has seen it as well.

I am also certain that Megamind would HATE being compared to the Phantom.

Think about it: the Phantom is everything he tries so very carefully to not become. He is a murderer several times over, and not even a smart one: he kills random Show People for insulting him and getting in his way– garnering anger and hate from the Cops, Theatre, and City at large– yet Rowell, his chief foe, survives the entire movie. He is overtly creepy about his crush, and tries to FORCE her to stay with him and pretend that she loves him. Megamind has HIGHER STANDARDS FOR PERSONAL BEHAVIOR THAN THAT.

Of course, he wouldn’t admitt to resenting the comparison for THOSE reasons. He might point out the fact that the Phantom lived in a theatre for years, but only took center STAGE TWICE, despite the fact that he could have probably become Leading Man through a combination of blackmail and fantastic singing, deformities or no. And that his Evil Lair was so poorly hidden that the Hero and the Angry Mob found it on their first try. And that Madame Cheri, his double-agent and chief ally, wasn’t given a sufficient cut of the take.

Basically, I think that Megamind would love “Phantom of the Opera,” but would criticize the Phantom’s skills as a Villain SO HARD!

smol gaster theory

so i just came up with this rly dumb undertale theory while doing my homework ahaha i had to write it down real quick before i forgot


what if gaster looks the way he looks (aka distorted and creepy/weird) bc his physical manifestation is a representation of the only thing in existence remembering him??

like,, the picture sans drew of PROBABLY him papyrus and gaster?????????? it said 3 smiling people???
idk how to explain it well but like.. maybe he looks all distorted and sketchy the way you see him in the game because thats how sans drew him,, and that picture is the only thing in actual existence that has proof that he was alive and existing at one point
gaster- before he fell into the core- probably didn’t look all.. Always Smiling Cracked Head Black Void Creepy
maybe he looks all weird because sans isn’t very good at drawing and his picture is scribbly and rushed,, he probably made it really quick before he completely forgot about him existing
thats why gaster looks weird???????????? i dont know aha i dont know how to put this theory to words i hope yall can understand

Into The Wand has been a beautiful lore-centered episode. It’s amazing how much world-building it delivered by simply using a couple of (gorgeous!) tapestries: the atmosphere was truly incredible in those scenes.

Most importantly, however, it marked the long-awaited return, more as an ominous presence though, of lizard lawyer Toffee, dropping some huge hints on his mysterious past, motives and the so-called “history” with Star’s family.

While the episode did give some kind of answers, it definitely rose many other questions. This post is in fact mostly a big theory-dump and I may be stating thoughts and theories already shared by the rest of the fandom, but feel free to join me into this new kind of lore-trash!

The waifu tapestry room in the royal palace gave us viewers a quick history lesson on Star’s ancestors. There is a lot of stuff to talk about here, lots of theories and (possibly) symbolism, but we’ll try to focus on Toffee instead, which is possibly the key to all of this mess.

So of course we start with Celena The Shy. While (probably) not directly related to the reptile lawyer, Celena is the only ancestor in the room that Star addresses using an appellative, “great-great-grandma”, thus helping us viewers drawing a timeline of the Butterfly dynasty. From this point on, since Star started with Celena’s epigraph, we can assume that the tapestries are in chronological order, considering that the last one we learn about is Moon’s.

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anonymous asked:

Emma, personally, do you ship soramafu? :O

Haha putting me on the spot here, huh? :P just kidding!
Ehh, “ship” is kind of a strong word that seems to come with a lot of implications, so I guess I’d say “in some ways, yes, and in other ways, no.” When I think of “shipping” something I associate it with actually hoping it comes true, or feeling upset when something conflicts with the ship or gets in the way of it, and I don’t feel that way about them at all ww. But I do, quietly, think shippy thoughts about them in my mind sometimes, or joke about it privately with friends, but it’s really nothing “serious” I guess? Idk I guess there are probably people who think even that much is weird, but I personally think stuff like that is fine as long as you’re not being too creepy/public with it and as long as it doesn’t control how you perceive them. If your participation in a fandom is dependent on shipping the real people involved…. that’s one way where it gets weird, imo
Sorry for the ramble-y answer orz

Im watching the new Riverdale episode and???? Its gay???? I love it???? Like. Theres actual Beronica/Jarchie content there??????!
(I also kinda ship Polly and Cheryl???? Am I alone????)
Jug is so excited and happy and my heart breaks just like Archies does bc FP probably cant be trusted…
But yeah, Im only halfway through but this episode is way betterxto watch than the last one.
(Also the Blossoms back at it again with being fuckin creepy)

The Bestiary: Coconut Crab

Buckle up fuckers, it’s kaiju time!

*sexy saxophone music*

Ah, kaiju. Those completely irrational nuclear monsters that destroy Tokyo with a regularity that makes one wonder how the Japanese keep their country running, all the while taking a dump on the Square-Cube Law. They emerge from the water, wreak havoc and are either bombed into oblivion or duke it out with another similarly insane beast and then fuck off right back into the ocean. Thank God nothing like that could ever happen in real li-

I CALLED IT OKAY. I KNOW YOU ENOUGH, EVOLUTION, I WAS DAMN SURE YOU’D COME UP WITH A REAL LIFE KAIJU JUST TO MAKE OUR LIFE MISERABLE.

Ahem.

This is the coconut crab, also known in scientific circles as Birgus latro. It’s really the closest real-life analogy to a freaking crab monster from some cheesy 60s monster flick I know of, and for a good reason. Not only it is the largest land-dwelling invertebrate in the world, it’s also the largest possible land-dwelling invertebrate. This is because the way it’s breathing works; it’s based around oxygen density, and any bigger size would require a higher density to work. For the record, we should be thankful for all the soulles evil megacorps relentlessly poisoning the air, because the last time the oxygen content of the air went over 35% it ended up causing shit like this.

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But now, that the oxygen level is a measly 21%, the day of freaking enormous, creepy arthropods is long past. The coconut crab cannot possibly be that big, right? Right?

Oh who are we kidding, you already know the answer.

I don’t even have words for this right here. I wanted to write an article full of creative flowery swearing and witty commentary, but I’m pretty much speechless. A crab the size of a trash can that, by the way, would have absolutely zero problem snipping your hand off. Mother Nature is now more or less known to be on drugs.

The freakiest thing is probably that this guy is actually a hermit crab. Yeah, you know those adorable, sweet little crabs in their cute tiny seashells the beaches are practically full of? They are very close relatives of a ravenous, terrifying fuck-you crab that will kill and eat its own comrades if sufficiently hungry.

Not only are they big and fearsome, they are also crafty as all hell. They naturally love coconuts, and while it comprises only a small portion of their diet, it’s understandably hard to forget the sight of a crab cracking open a freaking coconut with just its claws. Or disemboweling one using its legs, for that matter.

They are also covered head to toe with armor that would make a Space Marine Centurion weep with joy; they are so confident in its quality that they gather coconuts by climbing up a palm, snipping off the coconut and then literally jumping off the top of the tree, a feat that would cost an ordinary human, at least a broken everything.

And yet, the coconut crab has the titanic, chitin-covered balls to do this regularly. That it actually works and they shrug off 5-6 meters high falls without a scratcj proves that they are absolutely in the right.

They primarily feed on fruits, but they are also opportunistic scavengers, which means that they eat pretty much everything they come across. They are also known for chasing, killing and eating smaller crabs and even members of their own species which counts as a kaiju battle in its own right.

Oh, and also there’s this.

If you have ever heard of the undeniably badass pilot chick Amelia Earhart, who, among other things, flew a half-functional plane across the Atlantic Ocean, not giving a shit about the fact that the rotor stopped working twice mid-flight, you probably know that she was lost on her last flight and her body was never found. Well, it’s widely theorized that this is because she crash-landed in the Oceanian area, where ravenous coconut crabs proceeded to more or less scour all flesh from her body, after which they built her bones into their nests. And if you combine this with the native belief that coconut crabs can be possessed by spirits of dead people, this means that one of history’s first and foremost ace pilots might still live one, in the body of a ravenous giant crab monster. A truly worthy resting place you’ve got there, Mrs. Earhart.

anonymous asked:

Hey idk if you caught this, but when you flee from Bendy in Chapter 2, if you walk back up to the door just after it shuts, you can hear Bendy turn and limp away from the door. It's a seriously creepy and awesome detail that I love.

Really? That sounds pretty cool. Now that I’ve learned how to properly see the smaller details of the game, I should probably give chapter 2 another play-through.

In my first play, it was embarrassing how many times Bendy actually killed me. Even with his limp, he was moving way faster than I could wheel my blind ass around. I couldn’t tell that the previous hallway was blocked up.