Then, when he pops out the other side all like “oh why doesn’t my ship work?” Voltron kicks his butt! Pew pew pew! Whom whom whom! Huh! Hi-yah! “I’ll form the head.” That’s what you say, Shiro. Yeah? Yeah? Yeah! We won for all time!
I'm sad that Ryan won't win anything for his performance during SSW. Robert opening up about his bisexuality was one of the most important scenes I have seen. It still makes me emotional when I rewatch it now. Lets make him our own award
“The Great Red Dragon is freedom to him, shedding his skin, the sound of his voice, his own reflection. The building of a new body and the othering of himself, the splitting of his personality, all seem active and deliberate. He craves change. He wants to change you, too. Don’t you crave change, Will?”
Commission for @soartfullydone, partially of a scene in Outbound Flight where Thrawn meets up with his brother Thrass in a gloriously awkward yet happy reunion, and partially of a BETTER scene that Mel came up with in all its happily-ever-after, everything-is-beautiful-and-nobody-dies AU glory.
Thank you for commissioning me! <3 Always a pleasure to get to draw some of my favourite Chiss.
“Hey guys, welcome back to my channel. For today’s video, I thought I would do a boyfriend tag with Joe…my boyfriend.” You stated, laughing at your own stupidity.
You and Joe have only been dating a couple of months after meeting through Oli. He had introduced you to the crew after filming together and you and Joe instantly hit it off. You were constantly texting, calling, hanging out and even collaborating together so it was only a matter of time before things escalated between you two.
“But there’s a catch,” Joe said, jumping in on your introduction. “We’re drunk!” You laughed as Joe held up a half empty bottle of Grey Goose before taking a shot of it.
“Joe!” You said, snatching the bottle away from him. “That’s our forfeit! If we get the answer wrong, we have to take a shot, which should be really interesting.”
Although you liked to drink, you preferred to keep your partying life off your channel (other than in your vlogs) but Joe was constantly bugging you to do this video and you had to admit, the videos you saw from other Youtubers made it look like so much fun so you eventually caved.
“Now guys, please don’t drink unless you’re legal, there’s really nothing special about it so it can definitely wait.”
“Oh shush, let’s start.” Joe said, getting impatient.
“Alright, when did we first meet?” You asked him.
“We met in January when Oli introduced us and I instantly fell for your gorgeous (y/e/c) eyes.” He explained, leaning towards your lips.
“Joe!” You said, placing your hand on his chest to stop him. “You can’t kiss me after every answer.”
“But I can’t help it, I want to kiss you all the time; drunk, sober…in my dreams.”
“I knew we should have done this when we were sober; you’re always so flirtatious when you’re drunk.”
“But you love it.” He said, placing kisses on your cheek. “Alright, which sport do I really like?”
“Rugby or Football.” You answered.
As you two shuffled through the questions, shots were taken and kisses were placed and all throughout the video, Joe kept his hand around your waist. He was always placing his hand on you as a way of saying “I’m here” and “You’re mine”. You were never too fussed about it though, you liked the thought of Joe wanting to show you off.
“Alright,” You said when it came time to end the video. “Now that we’re a little more drunk than we were before, I think we should end it here. Thanks so much for watching, make sure to like, comment and subscribe if you haven’t already. While you’re at it, make sure to subscribe to this gorgeous man,” You said, squeezing Joe’s cheeks. “and I’ll see you all next week with another video. Bye!”
“God, I love you.” Joe said, pulling you towards him, causing you two to fall backwards onto the bed. “You are my favourite human.”
You looked over at him with a smile on your face and couldn’t help but place a kiss on his lips. “You’re my favourite human too.”
as long as i live i will never get over the aaron/robert goodbye scene before aaron is sent down. like they are absolutely desperate to be as close to each other as possible and robert saying i love you with his eyes closed because he can’t bear the thought of losing aaron, and aaron just staring at robert trying to memorise every inch of his face because he doesn’t know when he’ll see him again and oh my god don’t get me started on roberts face when they kiss??? it’s like he’s trying not to cry and trying to memorise exactly how it feels to kiss aaron all at once?
they’re just clinging to each other in that scene because they know they’re about to lose each other for god knows how long and it’s heartbreaking how in love they are in that very moment
it’s definitely in my top five favourite robron scenes ever i actually live for it
July 22: Favorite Scene- What scene that the 12th Doctor featured in has been your
Oh my dudes, it’s such a hard choice! There are so many scenes that are my favourites. There are epic scenes, funny scenes, sad scenes, emotional scenes, inspiring scenes… But this… This is the Twelfth Doctor for me. In the shadow of lurking death he throws a party, celebrates life and gives his knowledge to people who listen. All of this while being his epic himself. In my opinion this is the most epic scene that shows off the Doctor’s character so well.
I helped you dig a well, with a first-class, child-friendly visitor’s centre! I’ve given you some top-notch maths tuition in a fun but relevant way. And I have also introduced the word “dude” several centuries early. Let me hear you! ALL: Dude! DOCTOR: Are you a Renaissance? ALL: Dude! DOCTOR: Are you a Medieval? ALL: Dude! DOCTOR: I am a dragon-slaying? ALL: Dude! DOCTOR: We are all the young? ALL: Dudes! DOCTOR: I like it. But I’ve got some sad news for you, dudes. Tonight, I’m going to have to leave you.
I think Cheryl knows more than she’s letting on. Maybe not the whole story, but I’m sure she does know something. At the begininng of the episode, I thought Jason might have left to run away with Polly. However, I’m not sure after the events of the episode.
Let’s talk about Veronica’s date. When she mentioned having a date, I got so freaking happy because I thought Beronica was going to be canon…but unfortunately not. Anyway, Veronica seemed to be having fun on the date and Chuck seemed like an okay guy. I was looking forward to a not-fucked-up relationship on the show. As you might now, that didn’t end up happening.
VERONICA! IS! A! GODDESS!
Veronica Lodge is a badass and so is Betty Cooper and so is Ethel and so is every other girl who came forward to talk about what happened to them. Veronica marching into the boys’ locker room, physically pushing everyone in her path to the side was the best damn thing, okay?
I am so incredibly glad that Riverdale spoke about the slut-shaming issue. I love Betty speaking for all of us, when she says that in the eyes of men, we are still objects and how we need to change that.
“Where did you get those thigh-high boots? They’re amazing!” Kevin Keller sort of redeems himself, after all the biphobia (lmao not really)
Cheryl seemed genuinely surprised that Jason wrote about Polly but idk, that seemed pretty obvious to me. Poor Cheryl tho. There’s so much she didn’t know about him and yet she loves him so.
JOSIE IS MY LITERAL QUEEN okay? I love Riverdale for bringing out the issues in today’s society. I do want to speak out more about Josie but I literally can’t find the right words and I also don’t really want white people to send me hate messages and death threats.
Josie and The Pussycats are my favourite band of 2017.
I think Betty might be suffering from Mutlitple Personality Disorder. I don’t know too much about it and how it works, only what I’ve seen from movies but I think, Betty’s life is harder than what we see. There’s the constant pressure her mother puts on her, the issue of her sister and everything that’s been going on at Riverdale. I think there are too many sides to Betty and she’s struggling to cope and I think we’ll see more of this as the show progresses.
Ms. Grundy can go die in a hole. Please kill her off. She is compltely disgusting. And she keeps talking down to Archie like bitch, you’re a fucking pedophile. If he tells, you’re gonna lose everything. Keep your god damn mouth shut.
Jughead is seen eating this episode! Yay! They aren’t burgers but he’s still eating! I feel like there wasn’t enough Jughead in this episode but then again, I always need more Jughead so,
Jughead and Betty are my current favourite Brotp.
Chuck and his dick-gang got suspended YES!!! Also, that scene where the girls are all standing together, so beautiful and powerful!! Amazing!!!
I loved the Betty and Cheryl scene at the end.
ALSO BETTY AND VERONICA HAVE TO BE CANON. “THEY ARE NOW B AND V AND MAYBE FOREVER.” YES, JUGHEAD, YOU TELL THEM.
I want to see Jughead, Betty and Veronica being detective buddies next episode.
This is my favourite episode so far. It was so good and I can’t wait for the next one!
Asking you about STONY! What are your favorite Stony moments in each of the universes?
1) Avengers Assemble: asking for a favourite Stony moment in AA is LIFE’S GREATEST CHALLENGE because AA stony is the definition of PURE with all the bridal carrying and extra saving but of course we have the legendary smol Tony ep because it shows that Steve loves Tony for his heart and his courage and Tony looks up to Steve for being compassionate and believing in him
LOOK AT THIS I BET STEVE EVEN SMELLED HIS HAIR HE SEEMS LIKE A HUG AND SNIFF KIND OF GUY (THAT SOUNDS WRONG BUT)
And of course this scene + all the protective Steve are just… lmao
2) EMH: Extra Large Steve is having to casually “exercise” aka show off his huge ass biceps to Tony while he’s having breakfast lmao I SEE THROUGH U CAP
This scene from Young Avengers #1 was the first time my eyes witnessed the gay SuperHusbands and SuperDads so it always holds a special place in my heart
But I have to say, the romantic and dramatic art of Tony giving life to Steve with a kiss from Red Zone is also an all-time favourite.
I had a really bad day today, and I'm trying not to think about it... what are some of your favorite inspirations, not just for your art; just in general? Also your favorite scenes from Voltron? I'm sure you've been asked these things before, sorry.
I kinda feel like I get the best inspration at quiet places, when the stress level is about zero. Like I love taking strolls at the beach or in the forest or go mountain hiking. It invites me to dream. It works best when I am alone and noone can interrupt the quiet conversations in my head.
My favourite scene of voltron? Hm… Lance in the simulator was seriously so pretty~ or maybe the scene in which we talks about his friends being all awesome and he’s not (we all know he is just as amazing) I like it because it hints so much internal struggling… or when he talks to coran about earth. that was a nice one as well. Corans friendship is one of my favourite things in voltron.
hope you feel better soon 💕
OK we are going to talk about the kalagang scene in 2x10 like omg theres so much to say but lets talk about how Wolfgang was surprised kala came to the restaurant and thinks and is ok with dying if that means kala wouldnt struggle anymore.
LIKE ok he really doesn’t even realise how much kala loves him, how it would kill her if he died, his love for her is so selfless, he thinks him dying would make kalas life easier, he thinks she wouldn’t come to the restaurant to help him, he thinks hes not worthy or good enough.
IM crying i am seriously crying
Im glad they had this talk though because it pushed kala to express her feelings for him, and their plan to be together for real, i swear i cried.
I love all kalagang scenes but this scene is most probably my favourite i dont know theres something about it.
What are your all time favorite Lucaya moments from the show and why?
I got this and another ask which said:
“I loved your answer to that last ask. You probably don’t ship
lucas and maya as much as riley and farkle, but did you have any favorite
moments from them?”
So… let’s get it!
Edit: The more I write about these moments, the more I realize
how many Lucas and Maya moments there actually were, and how tough it is to
choose between them all.
My favourite Lucaya moments would look something like this:
5. Girl Meets World (The Pilot)
If you had told me that the first episode would be a roadmap for
Lucas and Maya’s relationship, I wouldn’t have believed you. But, their whole
interaction on the subway and their bantering in the classroom really made me
enjoy what was to come of their relationship. I think that in hindsight, it was
a really intelligent way to plan out not only their relationship, but the
execution of it.
4. Girl Meets Rules
This episode had me cracking up! Arguably, the “flirtiest”
moment on the show, bar none.
“You don’t seem like a ‘mad dog’ to me…”
“Well what do I seem like to you?”
Come onnnn! This was when Lucas and Maya were starting to pick
up steam and they were beginning to really hint that they would be something
more than just friends and I was about it.
3. Girl Meets the New Year
This scene always gets me.
“Hey Lucas, have I ever said anything nice to you?”
“Well… it’s one minute to midnight, and I’m glad you’re
“Wow, that kinda makes up for
Okay, let’s take a look at this, and analyze why I really love
this scene. Maya was at the height of her growth in this episode. She had been
able to forgive herself for her father leaving, she was really starting to
understand why hope isn’t for suckers, and the boy who she “wasn’t
supposed to like” had really started to grow on her. So, at this point, she
chose herself. Instead of putting everyone else in her life before her, she
chose herself for once. And think what you may about Lucas and Maya, you can’t
ignore the fact that in this moment, Lucas made Maya very happy, and vice
What also really gets me about this scene is the fact that this
girl roasted and I mean ROASTED this guy for two years, and all she has to say
is “I’m glad you’re standing here” and he’s cool? Come on now. Even if he
may not have been cool with everything, it still displays how much the boy
cared for her and apparently, what she thought of him as well. Love this
2. Girl Meets Texas Pt. 2
The campfire scene. Do I really have to say more about this? I
mean it’s pretty self-explanatory but let’s dig in a little bit. The whole
scene was very interesting, and I really had to scratch my head whenever I saw
anyone say things like “Maya stole Riley’s man!” or “Maya is a snake
for having feelings for Lucas!” when it did not go like that at all.
This girl was not about these feelings… at least at the
beginning she wasn’t.
For all intents and purposes, she was willing to go down with
those feelings. Maya knew how complicated things would get, and she had already
been trying to actively avoid that conversation as Riley asked her TWICE if she
learned anything from being her (i.e. Girl Meets Yearbook). So, when Riley
outed her feelings and Maya was left there with Lucas, she did what she always
does, she falls back on her jokes and pushing people away. But, Lucas wasn’t
having any of that.
And then there’s the almost kiss.
Now a lot of people were harping on Lucas for asking Maya not to
tell Riley and not “properly dealing with these feelings”, but as I’ve
stated earlier, it wasn’t that simple. Up until this episode, this boy wasn’t
even 100% sure that Maya liked him. And along with the fact that Maya wasn’t
even planning on talking to him because of his actions with Tombstone, I think
his initial reaction can be forgiven. Anyways, the whole episode was great.
Especially the whole Tombstone situation. I think for the Maya/Lucas/Riley
triangle, it was one of the biggest spot-the-difference moments between Riley
and Maya. Both of the girls care for Lucas a great deal, but their reactions
really showed where they were at. Maya was scared for Lucas’ life and didn’t
think he needed to ride this bull to prove that he wasn’t a disgrace, while
Riley thought it would be good for him to ride the bull so he could make Pappy
Anyways, let me move on to the #1 because that’s going to be
So, I know I put a lot of episodes here, but bear with me here. A while back, I said that I would do a Lucaya analysis, but with everything that happened with the show I haven’t really gotten around to doing it. It’s still in my drafts, and I will get around to it eventually, but for now I’ll just try and summarize the main points I wanted to get across, hence the long list of episodes.
But, without further ado, let’s get into it.
@cowboyandshortstack made a great post explaining why Lucas made the right choice in Girl Meets Upstate and how these kids SHOULD have gone about dealing with the triangle in the right way. I’ll link it HERE and I’m just going to elaborate a little bit because it’s really going to help me make my main point about why I love all these episodes and how they set up Lucas and Maya.
In Yearbook, Lucas says something very important in regards to self-identity:
“But I do know that if you let someone say who you are, then you really won’t be who you are, and you certainly won’t end up being who you were meant to be.” (And while there was a lot more in Yearbook, this is what really stuck out to me).
The reason why I’m including this is because the concept of “who you are” is more or less Maya’s entire growth arc from this episode up until the end of season three. There was a lot of things that were said and insinuated (mostly by Riley) in regards to who Maya was and who she was meant to be. And as a result of this, Maya, Riley, and pretty much the rest of the core six regress (with the exception of Farkle). I find it very interesting that they made Yearbook right before Creativity because in Creativity, Lucas had this to say about Maya:
Lucas: Well, I don’t want that for Maya. I want Maya to be happy.
Thank you, Lucas. But it’s just an art class.
I feel bad. They’re taking away something you’re very good at.
You’ve never said that to me before.
I’ve said it.
Yeah, but not, like straight to my face when you were looking at me. I can’t remember you actually l–
You’re a great artist, Maya.
You have a real talent. And I want you to be able to get better and share it with people.
Now they’re just lookin’ at each other and not
sayin’ nothin’. Are they saying anything? No? Well, I wonder that
I don’t want them to take away your art class, Maya.
So, why is this scene part of my favourite Lucaya scenes? Well for one, Lucas makes a grand show of letting Maya and the rest of the class know that he: wants her to be happy, thinks she’s a great artist, she has a real talent, AND doesn’t want them to take away HER art class. This is all coming from the boy who supposedly “is most likely to be okay with whatever happens”. If we contrast this with his reaction to Riley being bullied in Girl Meets Rileytown, it’s a very big spot-the-difference moment.
And while the situations were both serious for different reasons, it was Lucas’ reactions to both situations that really stand out. I’m not trying to say that Lucas wasn’t upset that Riley was getting bullied, he was. But, when Riley thew the ice cream in Maya’s face and stormed off, Lucas went to check on Maya… not Riley. Meanwhile, it was Farkle who even figured out that Riley was being bullied in the first place (no surprise there).
But, let’s move on.
Girl Meets Upstate is probably my favourite episode out of all of these that I’m writing about because it really showed Lucas having a greater understanding of Maya than we initially thought.
Here’s what Lucas says to Ms. Hart in regards to Maya:
Lucas: You know, Maya loves to make fun of me. In Texas, she doesn’t wanna see me get hurt. She gets those feelings from someone, Ms Hart. And from what I’ve heard, it’s not her father. You are a wonderful mother.
And after Topanga humorously asks Lucas to even it up (i.e. What about me, Chuckie?) he runs off to the bay window where he does what he should have done all along:
Eric:Listen to your heart. Your heart is what’s going to tell you what to do. And then go find your favourite quiet place.
BUT, Lucas DID do this to make his decision in Upstate, which is paralleled pretty closely to Topanga making her decision in Goodbye. Except with one crucial difference.
Topanga gets to say what her decision is. Lucas doesn’t. Lucas lets Maya talk him out of his decision (which is presumably her given the rest of the context of the episode) before he even has a chance to say it.
Basically, Lucas did the right thing in Upstate to make the right decision. He gets talked out of it (it being choosing Maya) and, as a result, ends up choosing Riley (the wrong decision) in Ski Lodge.
What’s interesting about this entire situation is that I’m speculating (because I don’t think we’ll ever know for sure) that Maya knew Lucas was going to choose her, and she wanted to make Riley happy, so she backed off. Lucas wanted to make Maya happy, so he didn’t push the issue. But, just imagine being Lucas in that situation. You have taken roughly a year to figure out which one of these amazing girls you want to be with.
After much thought and drama, you finally come to a decision… only to be dismissed because the girl who you were going to choose claims she wasn’t “her” (even though you had spend the past couple of days reaffirming who she was). And on top of all that, you choose to accept it, because you just want her to be happy.
Say what you want about Lucas, I’ll probably agree with you. BUT, you can’t tell me that sidelining feelings he took about a year to figure out was “easy”. And that’s why I love Upstate. It really shows the selflessness of both Lucas and Maya, who once again are putting others before themselves.
And finally… A Christmas Maya.
Most of you are probably wondering why I would put this episode on the list because Lucas was not even in the episode. And to that comment, I would tell you to pay attention to what the focus of this episode is. We learn in this episode that Maya’s mom had done everything she could to make sure that Maya would have a good upbringing. As we all know, the Hart’s are not the wealthiest, and when Maya was young she didn’t see how much her mom had done for her. But, in A Christmas Maya, we see that while Ms. Hart didn’t have much to give, she gave Maya the most important thing she has - her friends.
So, what does this have to do with Lucas? Not much really… except for:
Lucas: You know, Maya loves to make fun of me. In Texas, she doesn’t wanna see me get hurt. She gets those feelings from someone, Ms Hart. And from what I’ve heard, it’s not her father. You are a wonderful mother.
Lucas, who had barely spoken to Ms. Hart throughout the series was able to deduce that Maya gets her capacity to care for others and to be selfless… from her mother. Looking back on it, the conversation Lucas has with Ms. Hart and the conversation Maya has with her mom have nothing in common… except for the fact that they both appreciate everything Ms. Hart has done for Maya.
I have to repeat this. This boy… who was written to be somewhat aloof, has the ability to deduce, quite accurately might I add, how much Maya’s mom has done for her and how important that is, to me is the cherry on top. I think the most important ‘spot-the-difference’ moment between Maya and Lucas and Maya and Riley comes down to how he interacts with them. Lucas is to Maya what Farkle is to Riley and I don’t really think much else needs to be said. The only difference between Farkle and Riley and Lucas and Maya is that Maya and Lucas were involved in a triangle and Riley and Farkle weren’t.
Anyways, I know I rambled for a while, so let me see if I can bring this all together for y’all:
In Yearbook, we learned the importance of being “who you are” and not letting anyone tell you otherwise. Lucas really drives this point home in the episode.
In Creativity, we learn that Lucas has been paying attention to Maya, who was quite shocked at that realization, and he remind Maya who she is and why her art is important - because it makes her happy, she is a great artist, and she has a talent which she should share with others. Unfortunately, because we never got to see the season four come to fruition, we never got to see Maya’s artistic talents develop. However, we do get confirmation in Bay Window that Future Maya does pursue her artistic talents, so it can be inferred that Lucas wasn’t too far off the mark. This episode once again shows Lucas having a greater understanding of Maya than we initially perceived, and even sometimes has a better understanding of Maya then Riley does.
In Upstate, we see Lucas giving Ms. Hart a very positive affirmation that she IS in fact a wonderful mother and that she played a pivotal role in developing Maya’s sensitivities. Again, just like Yearbook and Creativity, the focus is on who Maya is and what are the influencing factors behind that.
In A Christmas Maya, we see Ms. Hart and Maya confirm what Lucas had stated in Upstate - Ms. Hart is a wonderful mother who gave Maya the opportunity to meet Riley and Farkle, which led to her meeting Lucas, Zay and Smackle.
In Goodbye, we see the contrast between how Topanga handled her decision versus how Lucas handled his, and what that shows about who HE is. While he went about it the right way, and was prepared to announce his decision, when it was revealed that Maya was having a bit of an identity crisis, he put his feelings on the back burner so she could figure the out. Ultimately, it was really just a chance to offer these characters much needed growth and development.
The theme of “who you are” and how that tied into Lucas and Maya is what connected these episodes. That is ultimately my thesis here - Lucas and Maya have an understanding of one another that had it not been bogged down by the triangle would have rivalled Riley and Farkle, in my opinion. Anyways, that’s about it!
Longest answer to an ask ever!
But before I wrap this up, I’ll give a list of other important Lucaya episodes that I can remember off the dome:
Girl Meets TSOL
Girl Meets Belief
Girl Meets Texas Pt. 3
Girl Meets the New Year
Girl Meets Bay Window
Girl Meets Legacy
Girl Meets H.S. Pt. 1 & 2
Girl Meets Triangle
Girl Meets True Maya
Girl Meets Ski Lodge Pt. 1 & 2
Girl Meets Sweet 16
Well… that about does it! Let me know what y’all think!
Why: My two favorite characters are reuniting, an utter dream come true. Of course we’d all been hoping for a Stark reunion for years (literally), but I honestly did not see this one coming. I remember when what’s his name said ‘Go North, Jon is lord commander of the Night’s Watch, he’ll help you’ when Jon was still lying on a table, dead and all, and I wanted to scream. Then Jon was all ‘go south, get warm’ and I wanted to scream again because, honestly, Sansa was going to miss him obviously.
Then, the horn blows, gates open, and Sansa rides in, not so impressed with what she sees and I nearly passed out.
the acting when Jon sees her is amazing, Go Kit. The acting when Sansa turns around and sees Jon is on point too, yaay Sophie. They just stare and he walks towards her and honestly, i expected either or both of them to drop dead before Jon would reach her because OMG TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. Now, I might be biased, but the Starks truly have the best music of the show and I loved them playing Winterfell in the background, it was so so so epic. As epic as epic gets. The chemistry was on point from the very first glance (ugh the way he removes his hands from the railing when he realizes it’s his long lost half-sister *dead*). I honestly would not change a thing.
I love how they say nothing, just hug and hold on to each other, how they somehow still seem to relax in each other’s arms. Howshe literally jumps in his arms, how he catches her and all… How loving it was. They were never close but hell they went through so much, can you imagine what it did to them, to finally hold family again? I can’t, but when I try I feel like crying.
He lifts her up and she rubs his ear, or whatever you call that, and in the background Brienne looks down because she realizes they deserve privacy while Tormund is all ‘who’s that’ but says nothing cause clearly THIS IS A MOMENT.
It’s such a pure scene, so loving, so heartwarming, hands down my favorite scene in all the six seasons. I didn’t expect it, it took my breath away, stopped my heartbeat, brought tears to my eyes (and cheeks) and I remember feeling fuzzy for the rest of the day after watching it.
Last but not least, it inspired Freia, my seventy chapters long, went-extremely-out-of-hand fanfic that I consider my baby child. I spend the past year putting my heart and soul in that one, and it never would’ve existed without the reunion scene. It inspired chapter 40, Home, and I’m more proud of that chapter than I am of anything else I’ve ever written.
How do you make your Adventure Zone animatics? pencil, then transfer them to a program (which one)? You capture the characters so well! I love your art:D
You’re too kind friend!! I promise you making them is not as arduous as that. My boards are done 100% digitally ( apart from early planning stages ). I use 2 programs: Photoshop and Premiere.
I organize my boards by scenes in groupings on Photoshop ( so folder will be numbered as the ‘scene’ and then in each folder there will be layers labelled as 1,2,3 and so on for each pose for the scene ).
I use my all-time favourite brush - and I mean favourite as I basically use it for EVERYTHING now - Kyle’s Animator Pencil. I cannot stress how great this, and all his brushes, are. They are worth every darn penny!
So once I got all my boards down, I go over to Premiere and fuss with timing and assembling. Generally when I start my animatics I have everything roughly timed out mentally. So it’s just a matter of fine tuning and adding or subtracting frames when they’re all laid out. I also tend to time my boards AS I create them. So I’ll finish a few scenes in photoshop and then head over to Premiere and assemble as I go. That’s just the best way for me.
Apart from that there’s not much else to it. Just a lot of forethought and designing things/streamlining things. I also do a VERY rough layout of the background / area the boards take place in so that it’s not all over the place and helps with keeping the characters grounded and the direction of the shots flowing!
If you’ve got any other questions, feel free to send em my way!
can you talk about your fave alec moments from 2a?
Oh man. There’s so much, there’s basically too much – I didn’t actually think there
was that much, but wow there’s actually so much because literally every Alec
scene is my favourite scene as I am a simple girl with easy standards. But I’ll try to, like, not talk for six thousand years. Let’s
see how it goes lmao.
#1 Best Top Alec Scene of All Time
Ever: Alec v. Aldertree, 2x09
Oh man. Oh man. This was…this was such a gift…I
can’t even describe how I feel about it adequately. Like our boy is a saltine
at the best of times, but that aspect is sort of is tempered by his forced
respect for authority (which is a whole nother conversation which I’ve talked
about a few times) – so against an authority figure, in the past, Alec has been
sort of passive-aggressive (for lack of a better word); like in 1x09, he stares
down Lydia and hands the folder to his mom against her command, and in 2x01 he
still takes Lydia’s dismissal instead of contesting it. So I like this scene
especially because you see him coming out of that, but it’s not OOC or
anything, firstly because shedding his adherence to authority has been a part
of his arc since 1x12 (and was reinforced in 2x08 with his conflicts with his
mother), and also – and more significantly imo – it’s because of his family.
So that “I’ll do anything for my sister,” authoritative,
salty as fuck Alec just taking his Institute back that this
scene brought out is my favouriteever Alec and I hope he’s here to stay.
(Actually, I hope we see him struggle a bit more with his identity as a
Shadowhunter, his duty to the Clave and his parents and following orders and
the like, since that was a key part of his character in S1 and it would be so
cool to see him actually deal with that, but that’s a whole nother thing as
well). And leader!Alec has always been my favourite Alec, and there’s nothing
more I want to see than Alec being the head of the institute like he deserves
to be (seeing a struggle for power between Alec/the Lightwoods/Aldertree would
be SO NICE too, and I’m actually really interested to see how power is going to
shift hands in 2B in the Institute. Maybe seeing Alec have to navigate the
messy quagmire of Shadowhunter/Clave politics which puts him at odds with the
others who don’t get how complicated it is because the consequences of any insubordination
are going to fall on his shoulders as the leader sorta like how it was in S1. And I’m also kind of interested to see how Alec navigates the whole “preserving the Lightwood honour” thing from last year - how much he values that now compared to the huge lengths he went to for the Lightwood name in the first season. That would be so cool).
honestly, that smirk and that salty little pat on Aldertree’s shoulder ended my
life. It ended my life.
I just put the rest in chronological order but i just had to mention this one first lol so here we goooo