Sorry to bother you. Could you tell me the name of the short film about a man coming out to his best friend that he loves and his best friend keeps telling him to kiss him and by the end he confesses he likes him too. Its all shot on a phone and its their little trip away.
I am not completely sure but I think the description pretty much sums up “Ronny & I.” You can watch it here. PS. it’s my all-time fave short film.
the other day I heard someone describe Noctis as ‘bland’ and it really got me thinking, not just about how much I love his character but about why I love him–like, Prompto’s my all time fave but I love all the chocobros so much, and there’s something about Noct and the way he’s written that I find really intriguing? and I think I finally put my finger on what it is.
it’s really rare to see characters (especially in video games and especially protagonists) who start off the game in a state of resignation, but that is exactly Noct’s emotional state when you meet him. he’s not particularly traumatized–at least, not in the usual way video game characters are, with some kind of large loss or grand dramatic tragedy that befalls them right after the opening credits. we spend a lot of time with Noctis before the fall of Insomnia, we see how he reacts to his father and to the burdens of being the prince, and in the Brotherhood anime we see it in even more (I’m thinking of the episode with Ignis specifically, although it’s kind of a running theme in the whole webseries.)
and the interesting thing is that Noct isn’t rebellious and angry and resentful about the responsibilities that he was born into. we don’t see him having an argument with Regis about how he doesn’t want to marry Luna, or become King, or how he just wants to run off and be a dentist or whatever. most modern stories of ‘prince reclaims throne/becomes king’ start with the prince bemoaning his lost freedom and running away from his fate. it would’ve been very easy to play into cliche and have Noct be that character who runs from responsibility and learns to accept it at the end, but they didn’t. Instead, his character arc is less about him learning to accept the inevitability of his fate and more about his capability to rise to the challenge.
Noct is afraid to become king because he doesn’t want to watch his father die and then be consumed by the same unbearable weight, and perhaps because he fears that he won’t be able to protect what he is meant to. Noct mourns his freedom but he doesn’t take it out on his friends or family or country the way so many other protagonists do. no matter how angry he gets he recognizes that it isn’t anyone’s fault that things are the way they are, and that’s just… such a surprisingly mature angle to take for a character who seems so immature in other ways. and I think it’s that dichotomy, between Noct as a bratty teenager who hates vegetables and tells dumb jokes, and Noctis as a solemn young prince trying to work up the courage to do what must be done, that I find so fascinating.
Let’s see how much people’s lives have changed. @sagecedarsrunning gave me 2009
Car: 2009 - Saturn ion now - technically no car but my bf and I share his Mazda 3
Job: 2009 - I’m not sure if was working there yet but second year of college I worked in the athletics dept at school as part of the game management team
now - Economic Development
Age: 2009 - 19, now - 26
Lived: 2009 - Pomona, CA, now - Santa Cruz, CA
Pets: 2009 - none 😕 now - my amazing Sandy girl 🐶
Local Pub: 2009 - I wasn’t of age yet so n/a now - pretty much any local craft brewery is a favorite but we have a craft beer bar called Lupulo that I love
TV: 2009 - Probably my all time faves friends and Gilmore girls
now - This Is Us, Gilmore girls, mind of a chef, and most Netflix productions
Happy: 2009 - I think so. I was in college and loved living on my own
now - yes! Love the life we live.
Kids: 2009 - def not! Now - not now, if ever
b - Serial killer: I think this is supposed to be “biggest fear” and somebody must have deleted the question? But yeah serial killer is accurate rn with all the My Favorite Murder I’ve been listening to at work
c - current time: 10 am
d - drink you last had: a sangria margarita. but soon coffee.
e - every day starts with: me not getting up as early as I wanted to
f - favorite song: Drops of Jupiter is one of my all-time faves but atm I’m obsessed with Love Me Now by John Legend
g - ghosts, are they real: gonna go with no
h - hometown: Raleigh, NC
i - in love with: Bob Morley, Riz Ahmed, John Boyega, the list goes on
j - jealous of: people who have dogs! every! day!
k - killed someone: this feels like those cops who go undercover in high schools and try to buy drugs I won’t be fooled
l - last time you cried: in the car the other day
m - middle name: redacted
n - number of siblings: one official, three i consider mine
o - one wish: that Hillary was the potus
p - person you last called/texted: last call, my brother. last text, also my brother. he did not answer my call.
q - questions you’re always asked: not sure
r - reasons to smile: cute animals, funny people
s - song last sang: Tonight by Fun.
t - time you woke up: 7:30 then again at 9
u - underwear color: grey and white stripes
v - vacation destination: I really want to go to Australia and New Zealand but I dream of Prague a lot
w - worst habit: bad at face-washing
x - x-rays you’ve had: my knee in high school, my collar bone probably when I broke it at 3yo
y - your favorite food: Mexican food forever and always
So nanood lang ulit ako ng mga musical movies buong araw. Solid pa rin ang ending ng movie version ng Les Miserables! Grabe. All time fave ko talaga ‘to. Tapos pinanood ko ulit yung The Last Five Years. Sheket pe rin. Huhu. Tapos yung La La Land nakakaasar yung ending. Sakit sakit. Tapos guys gusto ko panoorin yung wicked!!!!!111!