WHOOPS, I’m so stupid I forgot about the horns but well, fuck it.
I like to think that after Mindfang’s death The Summoner will leave her body somewhere in the ocean, because this is where she truly belongs and it’s kind of final tribute for the great Marquise. Okay, enough about my headcanons uwu
Hell yeah, you love Lego Batman, too? Both Lego movies so far are among my favorite films ever tbh they are genuinely well made and clever postmodern joys and the Lego Batman Movie is also really gay
LEGO BATMAN IS A FUCKING MASTERPIECE
legit when me and @itsbeanefun came out of it we were like “I can’t believe Lego Batman invented cinema”
I’ve seen it twice at the cinema and now thanks to you making the gifset turn up on my dash I’m now going to go again on Friday because my best friend still hasn’t seen it
entirely around the importance of found family
genuinely hilarious like we were laughing out loud the whole fucking time, I’ve seen it once in a cinema of mostly adults and once with a cinema of mostly kids and the adults were laughing more, this movie is not juvenile in any way that isn’t wonderful
Batman sings a song while beating people up and that sounds like it should suck but it’s the best thing ever somehow
Excellent running jokes
Badass female character
MOTHERFUCKING VOLDEMORT AND DALEKS AND SAURON
the entire plot is…. literally a gay best enemies romance like the entire dialogue is cliched romantic dialogue with reversed language for hero/villain dynamic
it makes you emo about an emotionally constipated piece of Lego like, fuck, how did it do that
100% my favourite Batman movie, like, I love Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises but like… yeah. this one is my fave.
it’s so fucking gay oh my god how did they get away with it were they all just pissing themselves laughing in the writer’s room
Jemaine Clement aka half of Flight of the Conchords and your fave shiny crab from Moana is the one who voices Sauron
“I don’t have [feelings], I’ve never seen one”
*while flopping up some stairs* “no no no no no no no no no” what a fucking mood
seriously how is Lego Batman the most relatable character I’ve ever seen
I have one complaint and it’s… if Ralph Fiennes was already in the cast playing Alfred, why the fuck doesn’t he also voice Voldemort?!
Rules: Tell us your one favourite character from ten different fandoms and tag around 10 people.
Ok here it goes (not in specific order):
1. Kaneki Ken (Tokyo Ghoul) aka my husband lol Since the beginning of tg I fell in love with his personality and he was the first character I could actually relate to. He can be the sweetest thing ever and ruthless at the same time. KANEKI X TRAGEDY = OTP?
2. Shirota Mahiru (Servamp) How can you not adore him? He’s too pure for this world, he cares a lot a about his friends and always wears a smile no matter what. Oh, when I heard his catchphrase (“I love simple things. I hate troublesome things.”) I immediately fell in love with him.
3. Shiro (Deadman Wonderland)
Best girl <3
The girl in my icon. She did awful things but you can actually understand her thinking.
*sobs* She went through so much shit.
4. Hades (Saint Seiya) One of my fav villains of all times!!! The first time I saw him I was like HOLY JESUS THIS IS HADES AAAHHH (no joking). I mean he’s one of the most powerful deities in the whole series plus his Kamui (armor/God Cloth) looks AMAZING.
(oh in this gif you can see Alone from Saint Seiya Lost Canvas, Hades’ chosen body for his incarnation in the previous Holy War).
5. Yuuri Katsuki (Yuuri!!! on Ice) God, this guy is so relatable lol I mean he has anxiety and low self-esteem… He’s also an amazing figure skater, kind hearted and loves Victor so much. This show has touched me on so many levels~~
6. Minako Aino/Sailor Venus (Sailor Moon) My favourite colour used to be orange because of her lol Everything about her is great. She’s adorable, loves playing videogames and she is the first of the Inner Senshi to awaken.
7. Killua Zoldyck (Hunter x Hunter) Well, I always thought he was OP. He is pragmatic and confident but when somebody compliments him (especially Gon) he becomes embarrassed lol I love this kid <3 Note: I’m obsessed with characters who have the ability to manipulate electricity.
Kurapika and Gon come right after him <333
8. Ginoza Nobuchika (Psycho Pass) I remember everyone thought he was an asshole at the beginning of the anime. If you wanna see some good character development watch PP. P.S. you’ll love him.
9. Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin) One of the best characters
I’ve ever seen imo. There is nothing I don’t love about him. Every battle, arc is a lesson. Quick summary? This man spent ten years traveling in search of redemption with the vow to never kill again
This manga is beautiful and I learnt a lot from it, even the Live Action is awesome!
10. Akeno Himejima (High School DxD) aka
Priestess of Thunder and Light aka The Ultimate Sadist (??) (Like I said before, I’m obsessed with this type of characters). I love her <3 She seems very gentle, seductive and enjoys teasing her friend Rias but she’s still pretty innocent? Idk lol I also love how Akeno’s relationship with her father develops.
Ohh I noticed you talking about legilimency, I've been thinking about it yesterday. From I understand, in HP universe legilimency is a skill that can be learned (not by everyone of course). But then comes fbawtft movie with a character who was born with it and is called a legilimens as a profession of some sort. Was something like that noticed in earlier hp canon or did it come as a new canon thing from JK (aka new like obscurus?)
This is a really interesting question - and about one of my favourite topics. (Long answer coming up!)
Frustratingly, there’s not enough in HP canon for us to make any real statements about Occlumency and Legilimency. Snape cites Voldemort as being ‘the most accomplished Legilimens the world has ever seen’…but as with most of Snape’s Spinner’s End speech, we’re left wondering - with FBAWTFT canon in mind - just how true his words were.
Voldemort really is the most accomplished Legilimens.
Voldemort genuinely is the most accomplished Legilimens that Snape knows of.
Snape knows Voldemort isn’t the greatest, but citing Voldemort’s prowess is a useful way for Snape to fly under the radar - by bolstering Voldemort’s powers, Snape casts severe doubt on whether he would be able to hoodwink him.
I’d go with the last one.
Certainly, Voldemort does have immense powers - but I’m not convinced that his powers are the same as Queenie’s in FB. At the moment, I guess I see two flavours of Legilimency:
Queenie Natural talent that didn’t need to be developed. Accidental, akin to eavesdropping - which means she struggles to ‘turn it off’.
Snape/Dumbledore Learned skill. Deliberate, and requires eye contact to be successful, but can be cast nonverbally.
So what about Voldemort?
Well, I am not convinced that Voldemort quite has Queenie’s natural ability, but I can believe that when he’s meeting with certain people, he has a cursory prod of their minds. We certainly see Snape/Dumbledore using Legilimency in that same rather casual manner - on the kids, and it’s even inferred that they use (or would be tempted to use) it on each other. I would also assume that Snape, in his spying, uses it on other Death Eaters.
Which leads us to Bellatrix, who teaches Draco rudimentary Occlumency. When Snape hits Draco’s mental wall, it’s clearly very blunt - just a simple ‘no access’; not a misdirection. Voldemort is astounded when he learns that Snape hoodwinked him for so long, even though he presumably knows his Death Eaters can use Occlumency.
So I think that either his Death Eaters didn’t dare use Occlumency against him, or those who did, only managed to use it in Draco’s style - i.e. a blunt wall.
And I think Voldemort’s response to meeting a blunt wall would be to destroy it with sheer force, brandishing Legilimency as a violent weapon.
I also think that’s partly why we see Snape behaving in the same way when he ‘teaches’ Harry - because curiously, that’s not how we see Snape or Dumbledore using the same spell throughout the series. I don’t think it’s the only reason, but Snape’s spell style in those scenes makes more sense if that’s how Voldemort routinely casts.
So for me,
Queenie eavesdrops on all those around her, whilst Snape and Dumbledore deliberately choose a target, and if their mind is unguarded, they actively peer into their memories.
In contrast, I think Voldemort deliberately breaks into someone’s mind through sheer power, using both his wand and verbal casting, and shakes their memories like a rabid dog with a chew toy until he gets what he needs. I also think he wouldn’t be above combining Legilimency with Crucio or other spells.
FB canon brings something new and intriguing to the table, and it’s the idea of learned Legilimency versus honed Legilimency.
I think that absolutely gives weight to learned Occlumency, and honed Occlumency. I’ve never really stamped a claim on Snape’s Occlumency, because I think it’s open to interpretation (and how fascinating that discussion is) - but I am starting to believe that Draco, Bellatrix etc were taught, whilst Snape’s incredible ability to also misdirect means that his skill was natural…
Hello I'm Alyssa (aka anon z but I only posted under that once) I don't really have a favourite colour it's either too many or none at all I don't really have a favourite ship at the moment maybe tree bros or like idk andreil??? My favourite ice cream flavour is either vanilla and strawberry And sadly I don't have a car :c Interesting fact: I'm Canadian 🇨🇦 Do not EVER think of yourself as a fuck up. You're one of the most precious and nicest person alive. I'd say more but character limits
Saw your post about hunt, blasted through the first book, short stories and second book before making myself go to sleep. MOBILITY IMPAIRED MERMAID CHARACTER!!!!!!!! Aka the best thing ever and my absolute favorite. I'm so happy!! I love your books a whole lot thank you!!!
I’m so glad you like the books!
Mel is easily one of my favourite characters to write. No spoilers, but the next Freya Snow book is Mel-heavy and it’s looking like she might get her own books for a while after Freya Snow wraps up. There’s a prequel trilogy coming out next month that focuses on Mermaids (including more hybrids with Christian-Anderson Syndrome) and the knock-on effect on Mel’s story will probably warrant her own series.
things that need to be addressed: x-men apocalypse and jubilation lee
spoilers about jubilee’s role. i just can’t keep it in anymore, and i am not sorry.
NOT below the cut because people need to see this. this needs to be addressed.
okay. so here’s the deal. i have loved the x-men, however vaguely, since i was about 8 years old. i grew up on the original x movies from the 2000s.
when it was first announced that the ‘new kids’ in xmen would involve the much-loved favourite characters from the old movies (scott summers, ororo munroe aka storm, and jean grey) i was SO excited. because yes, they’re coming back, my favourite characters are coming back into the franchise. but the one announcement that got me the most excited i have ever been in terms of a superhero movie was the announcement that lana condor would play jubilation lee aka jubilee. because yes, an asian superhero has been cast correctly and she is going to be in this huge feature film and people will FINALLY start to recognise asians in the entertainment industry.
now, i’ll admit, i didn’t know much about jubilee before this announcement. i knew her name, that she’s asian, and that was about it; if i’m being honest, i still don’t know that much about her. but the fact that she is a young, female asian superhero was enough to get me excited - IS enough to get me excited.
in the lead up to the film, there were set photos of lana as jubilee with the rest of the new kids in a mall, they had the typical press junkets, and promo interviews. but the biggest event of all: san diego comic con. hall h. x-men apocalypse panel. and boy, oh boy, was i excited to see that lana condor was on the list of panelists. the general idea is that if you’re on the panel you’re going to play quite a significant role in the film, right?
if i wasn’t excited already, i sure as hell was now. i hadn’t realised it then but seeing an asian actress play an asian character who happens to be a superhero in a franchise as big as x-men…it means a whole lot to me. asians don’t get represented much in popular culture, as we all know. people in colour never get enough well-deserved attention for their talents. but growing up the only asian influence i had in popular culture was mulan. that was it. mulan. thank god she was a badass. anyways, after mulan there really weren’t any asians in the western world - which i grew up in - that held the same status of a badass, kick-ass character, much less a FEMALE. so jubilee would be my first badass, kick-ass FEMALE SUPERHERO CHARACTER in 18 years. that’s my entire existence so far. it has taken the entire time of my existence so far for another pop-culturally significant asian character to make any sort of impact.
so yeah. subconsciously i was excited as all hell. i was ready. my blood was pumping for representation.
then i got out of the movie. and my heart broke.
no, jubilee didn’t die. but she may as well have not been there at all. she was in the film for a total of maybe 10 minutes with about 5 lines of dialogue. and the mall scene was 100% cut from the film. she was there as a filler character. said a few things to scott, hung out with the rest of the new kids the ENTIRE TIME she was onscreen with no individual focus on her at all except maybe one line from (i think it was) jean who informs scott that jubilee is new at the school too. that’s it.
my heart was shattered. i was so excited. they had built up her role so much, they took lana condor to fucking SAN DIEGO COMIC CON for this movie.
i recently watched the cast interview at AOL build, and there’s a point where james is recounting a set story and the interviewer asks lana if she was there for the recounted events and lana replied very harshly, very snappily, “No, I wasn’t there for any of this” (paraphrased). and at first i was kind of shocked that she would respond like that, so rudely - and if she didn’t mean to come across like that, then my bad - but then it hit me: she is right to be angry. here she was, promised a role in a huge film that’s part of a huge franchise, sitting with her all-white cast members (barre alexandra shipp, who is fantastic as storm, by the way) who are all there to promote the film. the difference is, the rest of them were there to promote 2 and a half hours of their acting; lana was there to promote 10 minutes of her acting. in what world is that fair?
i am heartbroken. i am livid. i am so, so disappointed. the worst part? the only thing i can do is hope and pray that she gets more screentime and dialogue in the next film - if there even is a next film, and if she’s even in the film.
so don’t tell me that representation doesn’t matter. don’t tell me the entertainment industry is already diverse. don’t tell me that, after 18 years of waiting, i should just be happy that an asian woman is even in one of the most highly anticipated films of 2016.
don’t tell me that i don’t have a right to be angry, because i have every right to be upset over the complete reduction of an incredible character into basically an extra with a few lines.
especially when she is someone who represents a group of people who are consistently misrepresented and unrepresented in the entertainment industry.
“This is where I came from John. These are my people: The DHARMA Initiative. They came here seeking harmony, but they couldn’t even coexist with the island’s original inhabitants. When it became clear that one side had to go, one side had to be purged, I did what I had to do. I was one of the people that was smart enough to make sure that I didn’t end up in that ditch. Which makes me considerably smarter than you, John.”
Detective Karin Kurosaki’s in a bind. The murder case that she’s been working on for months has gone cold, much to the dissatisfaction of her superiors, and she’s been given orders to shelve it and move on to a new case. This’ll be an unforgivable blemish on her pristine record. But even that annoyance pales in comparison to the new partner she’s been assigned. With ice-white hair far too distinctive for good detective work, cheekbones that look like they could cut glass, and a fresh-faced enthusiasm at odds with his seven years of experience in the field, Detective Toshiro Hitsugaya is digging up and reinvestigating every single cold case their department has had in the past twelve years. Starting with the most recent one – hers. To add insult to injury, he’s insisting that it should have been an easy case to crack, and that he’ll solve it in a month. Her siblings are no help, with her older brother Ichigo having fallen head-over-heels for some pretty-faced, high-profile lawyer who brings her pet bunny to his veterinary clinic, and her twin sister Yuzu aka ‘the smiling mortician’ greeting her with a cheerful litany of ‘you liiiiike him’s (five i’s were customary) every time she so much as tries to bring up the Hitsugaya situation. Oh, and did she mention her father was batshit crazy and hell-bent on grandchildren? And then there’s this new murder case of hers that’s been proving frustratingly elusive from the get-go. Something tells Karin she’s missing something, something vital, something obvious, but she can’t for the life of her grasp what it is she’s not seeing. All in all, Karin needs a holiday, and she’s promising herself she’ll damn well get one just as soon as she finishes up her latest case and grinds Hitsugaya into the dust beneath her boot. After all, she didn’t fast-track the police academy, graduate three years earlier than what was customary, and hailed as a sleuthing prodigy from Tokyo to Osaka for nothing. She’s sure she’s going to figure out the missing puzzle piece soon, and then everything will click into place. All she needs is some time.
Unfortunately, time’s the one thing Karin Kurosaki doesn’t have, and if she can’t crack her case soon, the repercussions will be far graver than she might have ever imagined…
HitsuKarin (otherwise known as my favourite Bleach crackship) Detective AU, aka ‘give me paper and pen and a couple hours and I’ll produce a fully-fledged AU with fleshed out plot, character backstories and a movie’s worth of dialogue’. God, someone save me, I had way too much fun thinking up this AU. I’ll probably add more to it and even make it a fic, if I’m motivated enough.
Who is a) a character who was the "villain" that you completely related to b) a character who constantly frustrated you but saw yourself in him/her c) a character who you would die for to save if he/she were in trouble?
a) Zuko from Avatar: the last airbender (aka like my most relatable character ever probably);
b) Regina from Once upon a time (god she frustrated me SO MUCH at some points, but at the same time she’s still someone I related a lot and grew to LOVE to bits);
c) This one I should leave unanswered because I honestly have no idea..I can’t pick my one favourite character of all time, not to mention I don’t know how would I act in this kind of life or death situation. Like I want to think I’m “good enough”, but then again I don’t know.
Sydney (aka Quarry) from the 2003 series is my pick for today, celebrating TMNT’s minor female characters.
It’s sad that Sydney is often forgotten in favourite character lists. She has a complex backstory, goes through loads of character development and works towards one simple goal: escaping her underground prison and going home. It’s simple, but very emotional and well thought out.
Though only given a few episodes of screentime (and only 1.5 of those as a human), she does have an in-depth character; she’s smart, shows fear and anxiety as well as bravery and leadership. As a result of that, ever since her first appearance, Sydney struck a cord with me. Just like the turtles, at first I had no idea that she was female, as her mutated form Quarry has a male voice actor. So when she returned to her human self, I was left in surprise. In a way, she showed me (and perhaps to others in the fandom as well) that someone’s character doesn’t depend on gender, but in fact on personality.
And for that, we should all give Sydney the credit and recognition she deserves.