also this movie is the best thing of my life

ok ok ok ok ok ok can I just have a quick lil moment of your time?

This shit.

So Hunchback is far and away my favorite movie from Disney’s Renaissance, and it always makes me so happy that yes, people seem to appreciate it, people seem to love it, but I’mma go into exactly WHY it’s my favorite, and WHY I think it’s so crucial, and WHY I think it should be required viewing for young boys specifically.

We all know that a huge bulk of the media we’ve grown up with consistently has that one frustrating message:  Being the hero means you’ll get the girl.  Many boys let this mentality bleed into reality.  We have “nice guys,” who feel that their niceness entitles them to romance, when obviously that discredits a female’s personal choice.  We all get this, we all know this, and a lot of us get that it’s a toxic message.

So check out our hero.

He’s an incredibly good person who isn’t conventionally attractive.

Check out our lady.

Super good person, conventionally attractive.

The movie so deliberately builds up Quasi’s hopes.  There’s a whole fucking song about it.

But Esmeralda, who is her own person with her own motivations and preferences, chooses another man, who is also good and also attractive.

A lot of people criticize this aspect of the movie, the fact that Quasi doesn’t get the girl BECAUSE of his appearance.  But my argument?  This is the best damn message a movie could ever send.

Because when things get dicey, when Esmeralda’s life in in danger, when Quasi would be putting his own life on the line, he knows that romance is no longer within the realm of possibility.  He knows he won’t be “getting the girl.”  He knows this, and he allows himself a moment of bitterness, he risks falling prey to the “nice guy” trope, and he almost succumbs.

“She already has her knight in shining armor, and it’s not me.”

BUT THEN HE DOES THE RIGHT THING.

He has NO ulterior motive for saving her life.  NO ulterior motive for opposing the man who raised him.  And he doesn’t know that he’ll get any reward, he knows he could straight up get killed for his actions, and yet he still acts.

And there’s no bitterness. There’s still so, so much love between him and Esmeralda, pure awesome platonic love, and love between him and Phoebus, and just fucking love all around, it’s amazing.

I’ve heard so many people express distaste at Quasi not ending up with Esmerelda.  Like he was cheated out of some kind of reward.  But have they watched the ending?

Does that look like a man cheated of his reward?  Does he look like he “lost” to Phoebus?  No dude, that’s a man who has everything he ever wanted, and that’s also a man who didn’t “get the girl.”

If that’s not an essential message for young boys to hear, I don’t know what is.

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When I was a kid, the Oscars felt like this impossibly larger-than-life thing. The first time I felt like I had a horse in the race was in 1990. I was 10, and The Little Mermaid was up for best song and best score. They did that crazy “Under the Sea” number with the late, great Geoffrey Holder and dudes in scuba outfits tap-dancing with flippers. We had a tradition of recording the show on our VHS, and I must have watched it a million and a half times. There was also an amazing Chuck Workman montage at the beginning of the show that depicted 100 years of filmmaking with classic scores. I was already in love with movies, but this was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen in my life. (x)

Lin-Manuel Miranda on His Lifelong Oscars Obsession and Why the Show Still Matters (Guest Column)

The Hollywood Reporter
February 20, 2017

During college, Lin-Manuel Miranda and a friend used to improvise interpretative dance tributes to best picture nominees at their annual Oscar party. “It was a lot of breathing and rolling around,” recalls the creator of the Broadway smash Hamilton. “We had a great Seabiscuit dance one year.”

For the New York-born son of Puerto Rican parents — his father a political consultant, his mother a psychologist — it was just another phase of a lifelong fascination with the Oscars that began when he was growing up in the Inwood section of Manhattan, playing and replaying the telecasts that his family recorded on their VCR. At 37, Miranda is about to cross the threshold from superfan to participant: “How Far I’ll Go,” which he wrote for the Disney film Moana, is nominated for original song, and on Feb. 26, Miranda (with his mother) will attend his first Academy Awards.

It’s an auspicious step in a career that will see him star with Emily Blunt and Colin Firth in Disney’s 2018 Mary Poppins Returns and collaborate with composer Alan Menken on the studio’s live-action The Little Mermaid, one of Miranda’s favorite films and, he reveals here, the gateway to his Oscars obsession.

My brain is a compendium of Oscar moments: Tom Hanks’ beautiful acceptance speech when he won best actor for Philadelphia in 1994. Roberto Benigni climbing over chairs and wanting to make love to everybody in the world when Life Is Beautiful won best foreign-language film in 1999. Kim Basinger presenting in 1990 and telling the audience that one of the best films of the year, Do the Right Thing, was not nominated. For her to take a stand, 25 years before #OscarsSoWhite, was incredible — and impressive because time has shown the prescience of that film.

I expect we’ll see more of that this year. It’s a political time, so I imagine the Oscars will look exactly like your Twitter or Facebook feed. Why should we ignore for three hours what we’re talking about 24 hours a day?

The Oscars were always a family affair when I was a kid. One sort of unintentional tradition we had every year was during the “In Memoriam” part of the show. My family called it the “She died?” section because my dad, who is pop culture-oblivious, would always go, “She died? He died? She died?!” the whole time. So, it was very sad and yet also very funny watching my dad catch up.

When I was a kid, the Oscars felt like this impossibly larger-than-life thing. The first time I felt like I had a horse in the race was in 1990. I was 10, and The Little Mermaid was up for best song and best score. They did that crazy “Under the Sea” number with the late, great Geoffrey Holder and dudes in scuba outfits tap-dancing with flippers. We had a tradition of recording the show on our VHS, and I must have watched it a million and a half times.

There was also an amazing Chuck Workman montage at the beginning of the show that depicted 100 years of filmmaking with classic scores. I was already in love with movies, but this was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen in my life.

That was the period when Billy Crystal was hosting, and I would memorize his musical spoofs of the year’s top films. He did them with Marc Shaiman, whom I’m working with right now on Mary Poppins Returns… I was a huge fan of those moments and musical numbers — they showed a genuine love of movies while still poking fun at them. I may also be the only person in America who laughed his ass off to “Uma, Oprah. Oprah, Uma.” David Letterman’s commitment to that bit was enough to put it over the top for me. He didn’t care if no one got it. In his head, it was funny.


Hosting the Oscars is not a thing I would ever want to do… You always have to do this dance as a host: You’re playing to a billion people at home, and you’re playing to anxious contestants in a room, and that’s an insanely hard thing to divide. It’s the most thankless task in the world. I have a pretty healthy ego, but it does not extend in that direction. I’d much rather be the guy writing the opening tune than having to deliver it.


Another Oscar moment that really stuck with me was when Whoopi won her best supporting actress for Ghost. I’ll never forget, at the top of her acceptance speech she said, “Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted this,” which is so rare. Then she said, “As a little kid, I lived in the projects, and you’re the people I watched. You’re the people who made me want to be an actor.” For me, it was like she was saying, “If you want this, you can get it, too. I’m proof that you can.”

I had been seeing myself in this world since I was old enough to do anything, and it was as if she reached through the screen to talk to me. I was that kid. Even my mother used to say, “Remember what Whoopi said.”

That speech was the inspiration for the opening song I co-wrote for Neil Patrick Harris, “Bigger,” for the 2013 Tony Awards:

There’s a kid in the middle of nowhere sitting there, living for Tony performances singin’ and flippin’ along with the Pippins and Wickeds and Kinkys, Matildas and Mormonses / So we might reassure that kid and do something to spur that kid  / ‘Cause I promise you all of us up here tonight, We were that kid and now we’re bigger


Another of my favorite moments was in 2005, when they had Antonio Banderas sing “Al Otro Lado Del Rio” from The Motorcycle Diaries, which was nominated for best song. And then when Jorge Drexler, who composed it, won, he went onstage and sang it, like, “This is how it really goes.” It was so funny and ballsy and great. I’m happy whenever Latinos win anything, so I was thrilled by both performances.

I can’t tell you what it feels like in that room because this will be my first time at the Oscars, but I can tell you why the Oscars matter. It’s a night when the arts and artists are formally honored, and this recognition is seen by millions of people across the country and around the world. The show inspires people to keep pursuing their craft, or to seek out the nominated films or the overall body of work of the nominees, and through that exposure, people gain a greater appreciation of what the art of filmmaking brings to our culture.

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Persepolis (2007) - Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud

5 bullets on this movie:

  • It’s in french and I recommend you to watch it in the original language, but in the english version Iggy Pop is the voice of uncle Anouche.
  • You can learn Islamic history and a lot about women rights. Marjane, the protagonist, is the best thing in this movie. She’s a rebel girl in a society that oppresses women, and you end up loving her. And also wanting to be her. 
  • It’s as great as the graphic novel. The dialogues are funny, but at the same time the film tells a serious and real story about women’s fight for equality.
  • It’s based on the life of Marjane Satrapi, the writer of the movie and the graphic novel. I think this is what gives the story so much power.
  • It’s mostly hand drawn and the animations is black and white, it’s soooo amazing. Really, it’s one of my favorite movies. 
Josh Hutcherson AMA Transcript

This is the transcript from Josh’s AMA on Reddit on February 16th, 2017.  All spelling and grammar errors are as written by the original people  This is very long, so the majority is under a read more.

Q:  Do you miss working with the Hunger Games cast?

Josh:  yes… they were the best! family forever. i miss them all dearly… however we still hang now and then and keep in touch.


Q:  Hi! What’s your favorite television show to watch?

Josh:  the Bob Ross painting show… i can benge for hours


Q:  Hey Mr. Hutcherson, is there any actor (that you have not yet worked with) that you wish to work with someday?

Josh:  so many…. joaquin phoenix is up there for sure.


Q:  Hi Josh, You got second class treatment from Rosemary Telesco and continued with Katniss Everdeen. Does it hurt your feelings?

Josh:  hahaha…. life imitates art…

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The reason why people tend to end up shipping characters who are set up as close friends rather than romantic partners -or- The Zootopia Problem

Back when Zootopia came out, people were very excited to have two main characters that were male and female who were not forced into a romantic relationship at the end of the film. This is big, not just becuase it’s Disney(who is all about forced romantic relationships, even if some of them are well written and cute) but becuase we hardly ever get this. Most movie that have a male and female so much as look at each other will have them end up dating by the end, even if it makes no sense. Just look at recent examples like Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy, Dr. Strange. Even likeable romances like the ones in Arrival, Fantastic Beasts, and Gravity and The Lego Movie. They all have romantic connotations and none of them have any real basis. They just happen becuase of course they do. 

But see, while people prone to shipping do like those ships, they are cute of course, and they are a good base to expand upon, they HAVE to be expanded upon. The relationship as it is in cannon is never really explored properly becuase they screenwriters have to go from acquaintances to lovers in an two hours and that’s just not easy. It comes across as rushed, forced, and messy. They don’t seem to really get to know each other before it’s all kisses and (often) sex. There is nothing but a shadow of a relationship and we as fans have to make that into what we want it to be, a good, well written romantic relationship. And while expanding on cannon is almost the whole point of fandom, it gets hard when the creators hardly give you anything to work with. 

So, when we do get two characters that are just shown in the movie as friends, it seems like its easier for screenwriters to write a deep, meaningful relationship. They don’t have to rush into the romance, which isn’t how real relationships work anyway, so they can take time building a good, strong connection between them. There is no end goal to have them desperately in love by the end so the relationship can progress naturally. 

And that’s where Zootopia comes into play. Judy and nick’s relationship is incredibly written, they start off at odds, but since they don’t have to fall in love they have time to get to know each other, talk about their problems and the movie uses the time that might be dedicated to forced romance to actual relationship building. And it really is awesome to see two characters not have to fall in love. 

So why don’t the fans accept that at face value? Why do ships between these types of characters explode in popularity the way they do? 

Well, its because of how the relationship was written. As I said, because the writers never had to force in romantic scenes and instead had time to focus on real, close friendship, they inadvertently build the perfect basis for an amazing romantic relationship. In real life relationships are built on friendship, and the people in question are just best friends that are also dating. We NEVER get that in established canon relationships. There just isn’t time for it, and the writers know that becuase boy meets girl they don’t have to make time for it. They can just shove in kisses and some faux bonding and call it a day. And for shippers, that just isn’t enough. 

But when you plop down a pre-built, deep, close and impactful relationship like Judy and Nick, well how can you expect us NOT to ship it? People are drawn to the romantic possibilities becuase they are real and possible and make sense. We don’t have to make it up on the fly or headcannon in some actual bonding. It’s all there!! So when people who are close like that and have that kind of relationship kiss and fall in love, it feels real. It feels possible and natural. 

And in the end that’s what people want. That’s the friends to lovers trope we want. And since we almost never get it, when we do we tend to go overboard. 

Also, that’s not to say that all deep movie friendships should turn romantic. There really is something to be said of girls and guys just being friends. It’s important to show that kind of thing happening so that people normalize it in real life. (Ex. one of my best friends rn is a gay guy and whenever we hang out people assume we are dating even though we aren’t. And when I say we aren’t I have to SPECIFY that he is gay to get them to actually believe that I’m telling the truth. That kind of stuff needs to stop.) Girls and Guys CAN just be friends. 

It’s just that, in media and in real life, a close friendship is the base of any good romantic relationship. And it’s as rare to get that in media as it is to get a guy and a girl just being friends. 

ID #69090

Name: Beatrice
Age: 20
Country: Australia

Hey! I’m Beatrice and I’ve always thought this penpal thing sounded so interesting and maybe it was about time I give it a go. Currently in my 3rd year of uni majoring in economics and sociology so definitely a topic of interest but I love learning and talking about all kinds and things.

I like video games, typically story based ones but I’m currently into Overwatch, even though I’m not the best haha. Really big music lover and I listen to all kinds depending on my mood, so rnb, pop, folk, rock, punk, rap, etc. Also really into books, comics, watching shows/movies, being active. I guess I live in phases where I cycle between all these interests but I love hearing about other people’s interest and am open to trying new experiences.

I’m kinda in a unsettling and confusing sorta place in my life right now so it’d be great having someone I can maybe talk to about the bad days as well as the good ones. Plus I’ve been a bit bored recently and since I’ve never made an international friend I’m keen to hear about other countries and broadening my horizons so to speak.

Preferences: someone around my age and over 18 would be good
I’m bi so someone who’s LGBT would be nice but not necessary

let’s just put it out there before i say anything, PAY NO HEED TO THIS SHITTY GRAPHIC OKAY. and i know i haven’t been very active this last week but that’s because life has been slapping me in the face.

so it’s been two years TO THE DAY and one blog move later, but holli is still here???? i can’t even fully comprehend that fact. that’s just…. WOW. it’s wow. i jump around from blog to blog rather regularly so i never really thought holli was going to stick like she has. but i’m rather glad she did. i’ve met so many cool people. i’ve put up with some weird ass drama on my ride here as well. but, in the great expanse of it all, i feel like i’ve grown a lot as a writer and as a person because of it. does that make sense? gosh, i hope so. anyway, prepare for the sap fest that’s coming up. because, shit. it’s super sappy.

also i may have forgotten some people, because it feels like i have. but PLEASE know. if you’re seeing this at all, know i appreciate you and love you. thank you for being here ! <3 <3

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ID #59970

Name: Maggie

Age: 15

Country: USA

I’m looking to be come less shy/awkward, learn about other people’s cultures, and make new friends. Here are some of my interests:
Tv shows: Gotham, Hannibal, AHS, Rick and Morty, Bob’s Burgers, Over the garden wall, Gravity Falls, RPDR, and a bunch of other shows
Animes: Danganronpa, Yuri!!! on ice, Love stage, Black Butler, and lots of others
• I have a weird music taste but my favorite artists are P!atd & Melanie Martinez
• I llike reading scary stories and watching horror movies
• I like to draw, but I’m not the best
• I love Dan and Phil
• I also love Welcome to Night Vale
• I want to improve my terrible gardening skills and also learn to cook
• I want to do forensics when I get older
• I would love to send packages full of things from culture in exchange for things in your culture
• I would also love to be able to share my thoughts on life and other things and have deep conversations as well as fun conversations.
• I’m always ready to exchange memes :)

Preferences:  everyone is okay as long as they aren’t homophobic or rude :)

Desire Pt.1 (p.jimin)

Word count:1116

Notes: Co-written with @bamboree, this is our first story so feel free to check it out. This story will also be on our wattpad with the same username:@suga-babby

Summary: Amber has liked Jimin for sometime now. But unfortunately he is dating her best friend. When things start to unfold before her eyes, her life is changed. But is it for the good or the bad?

February 16th, 2016

“So what movie do you wanna watch?” My best friend Caroline asked me while she sorted out the numerous DVDs. The array of movies were in alphabetical order and she knew which one I always chose. I pointed to 50 First Dates. She sat on the floor, and I was sitting at the table making snacks for the movie.

I heard the jingling of keys and the door slowly open. I knew it was Jimin; I looked up abruptly and I glanced at the door, making eye contact with him. My heart pounded and it felt as though everyone could hear it. He flashed me a warm smile, which I returned. I left the kitchen table and then we exchanged hellos.

“Hey baby!” Caroline said, scrambling to her feet and going over to him. I turned around to face the television, hearing their lips make a smacking sound, causing me to slump slightly against the kitchen counter. Caroline, Jimin, and I go way back, and by way back I mean middle school. As the years passed, Jimin and Caroline started liking each other, and I started liking him.

It wasn’t until after we graduated, that they professed their feelings for one another. It was a year and a half ago, and it’s been that way ever since.

“So Amber, did you find what to watch?” Jimin’s voice broke my thoughts, he placed his hand on my shoulder. “Uh yeah! 50 First Dates?” He raised an eyebrow. “If that’s cool?” I hesitated as I walked over to the sofa and sat down.

Jimin took the seat next to mine,“Of course it is.” He said, smiling at me. He shifted in his seat, causing my thigh to rub against his jeans. My face turned a crimson red. “Are you sure you want to watch that?” Caroline asked, giving us a pained expression. Jimin tore his gaze from me, and looked at Caroline who was sitting on the floor, still holding the DVD in her hand.

“I mean we can watch something else.” I suggested.

“Babe, if Amber wants to watch 50 First Dates just let her.” Jimin pleaded. I was baffled that he was actually siding with me in this.

“That movie is so boring though! Plus we always watch it.” Caroline pouted, clutching her knees.

“Hey. It’s my apartment, my rules. You can choose next time, you’re always here anyway.” Jimin stuck his tongue out at her playfully.  She rolled her eyes, she knew he was right. “Okay Amber, we’ll watch your damn movie.” She said, stifling a giggle.

Jimin smiled at me, pulling me into a quick side hug. Caroline put the disc in, switched off the light and sat opposite of Jimin.

*****

It was the part of the movie where Lucy is looking out of her boat window and isn’t in Hawaii anymore, but with Henry in Alaska. I turned over, noticing Caroline was passed out leaning on the armrest.

Jimin got up quietly as the credits rolled and began picking up stuff. He grabbed the bowl of popcorn, and some soda cans. “Amber? Can you pick up those glasses?” He asked me, gesturing to the three on the coffee table.

He threw the remainder of popcorn in the trash can, and the soda cans in the recycle. I set the glasses in the sink, and turned on the hot water. I put soap on the sponge, and Jimin stopped me. “No let me do that.” He told me as he tried to grab the sponge from my hand.

I turned around back to the sink,“It’s okay Jimin, I got it.”

“Well in that case, you forgot this.” Jimin said, placing the popcorn bowl next to the sink. His breath hit the back of my neck, I spun around and he laughed and shot me an innocent look.

I just grabbed the bowl and continued to wash, I heard him pull out a chair by the kitchen table and sit down. As I finished washing he gestured me to come sit with him. He pulled a container with dominoes and started setting up so we could play.

I laughed at him because I always beat him, and he knew that but he said he was determined to finally win. “So your birthday is coming up in a few days, what do you want to go do? Any special places you want to go?” He said putting his domino after mine.

I shrugged, “You know..I haven’t really thought about it.” I placed another domino down. “Uh huh. Well I know you really like art, and there’s a new Van Gogh exhibit downtown.”

“No way! Really?” I smiled not only was I beating him again, but at the fact he remembered. “Yeah! I can take you there..” he stuttered, “Uhh, you know Caroline and I would love to take you.”

The room got quiet, in a way that was a bit painful. I just broke the silence by replying with a quick, “That would be fun. We can all go to Yaki after for dinner.” He smiled at the idea nodding in approval looking down at the dominoes.

I pressed my home button on my iPhone and saw the time: 12:37 am. “Well friend I think I’m going to hit the road, I have to move some stuff to my new apartment later on today and I work at 6:00 in the morning. It’s not like you were going to win anyways.” I laughed and lightly pushed him.

“Oh whatever Amber, I just let you win because that’s what men are supposed to do.” We both laughed, his high pitched laugh was so contagious. We then proceeded to the door, Caroline still crashed out, and the main menu of the DVD was on a continuous loop.

He bent down turning it off. The apartment was dark, with only the light from the parking lot illuminating the room. He made his way to his doorstep where I was putting on my shoes and helped me up.

I felt weird because it was never really like this, I mean in the sense that Caroline was always there and we were never alone. Of course I expected her to be, but it felt different. We made eye contact, staying that way for a good ten seconds before we heard the couch creak as Caroline moved.

He quickly mustered up words to break the awkward silence. “Well I’ll see you later, call me if you need me to help you tomorrow!” He hugged me and I nodded, “Okay I’ll see what’s up. Goodnight Chim Chim.”

“Goodnight.” He said leading me out the door.

Originally posted by kpopidolaegyooo

Stop being an idiot!

It is exactly by this kind of person, that the fandom of couples in general of One Piece, has been judged.
Dude, that’s stupid!
Go in a questionnaire that has the method of calling several different opinions .. is you already enough giving a fuck up for it all.

No one forced you to tolerate any other shipp, but the same as you want the couple to have respect, we want the same.

For example: If I came to speak “ Luffy x Nami because the rest sucks, it will not happen. The otps Sana, Luhan etc. must die

Only the retarded want it! ”
I would be wrong anyway, even if other ignorant people like me were fond of my comment / opinion even if they used my comment to be their opinion, both me and them. We would be wrong.
In the same way that you love your dream couple, it is inspired by this couple, it’s things like that. WE ALSO, WHO HAVE THIS OTP LUNAMI, FEEL THE SAME. WHO HAVE THIS OTP LUHAN FEELS THE SAME .. ETC IN GENERAL.
Then stop (you do that) to act like assholes, and start giving constructive opinionsIs to accept other opinions, whether with animes, series, movies, take this to life. Do not be that boring person who cares only about himself.

Example below: Me and My Best Friend <3

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The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire | Dan and Phil’s Story of TATINOF

(made by two dorks on the internet, @danisnotonfire & @amazingphil)

I’ve been watching them for almost 6 years now and although I never got the chance to see them in real life, these two movies/videos really summed up everything I love about them and more. The performance was incredible (cringey but amazing) and the documentary brought tears to my eyes. Thanks to Dan & Phil for always making us constantly smile and inspired with everything you do! Also thanks to the Phandom for embracing me into this community. This is the most fun, I’ve ever had :’)!

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Love. It’s a rare, crazy and utterly beautiful ride. Full of ups and downs, hills and valleys, intensities and calmer times. There’s love that makes you dizzy with happiness, heavy-hearted with sadness or insane with madness. But one day, when these extreme feelings begin to fade by the wayside, remember that there will always be a fire that burns within you. Just don’t ever let it completely die out. If you are lucky enough to find your ‘soul mate’ then you will need to remember they aren’t going to be perfect in every way possible. You are going to fight. You will disagree. They will drive you mad. You might even feel like you’ve lost the spark. But, if for the most part, you feel deep deep down in your trustworthy gut that they are ‘the one’, then don’t ever let the passion completely fade away. If you want the romance, remember love is a two way street. Give, give, give and you shall receive. Happy endings aren’t just for the movies. But once the honeymoon passes, love can be hard work. It can also be one of the most rewarding things that this life has given us. Fall in love and you’ll fall down the rabbit hole, into your very own gorgeous world that’s uniquely tailored for the two of you. There’s really nothing quite like it, so don’t allow it to be neglected. And if you haven’t found love yet, believe me, it’s just around the corner. So keep your chin high, your eyes bright and your smile beautiful, because you, my dear, deserve nothing but the very best.
—  Rose Sadleir
ID #36746

Name: Dean
Age: 15
Country: USA

Hey there! I’m Dean, a high school sophomore who’s honestly just a huge nerd. I’m super into Star Wars and Dragon age, though I do like the Witcher series and LoTR a lot too. Outside of videogames/movies, the rest of my life is pretty much dedicated to school and band. I play flute and march piccolo, and I’m thinking about learning another instrument. I’d consider myself an artist, and I guess the ‘fine arts’ are my best area, despite the fact I’m planning on majoring in Chemistry. I can also speak a good bit of French, and I’m super interested in learning other languages. It’d probably be good to mention I’m suuuper bi.

I’m not the best at social things, haha, but I’d like to think I can carry a conversation pretty decently. Honestly I’d prefer email or texting, but I’m not opposed to letters!

Preferences: I’d like someone around my age, maybe 13-18, but no pressure! Just don’t be a bigot and we’re all !good

Okay, so I just wanna talk about this shot from La La Land for a second. First off, this is from the end of the opening number (”Another Day of Sun”). Not only is this shot beautifully composed and executed, the color scheme is so pleasing, and there’s SO MUCH DEPTH. Also, this number is one continuous take with no cuts whatsoever which means that after running around catching everything happening among the cars and dancers, the camera operator and director still got this shot to wrap it all up. This is hands down one of the best shots on film in a long, long time, and I love La La Land so very much.

anonymous asked:

What Beatle movies do you recommend and which ones you don't recommend? And why?

I liked In His Life (The John Lennon story) Beside a not-so-good actors choices (their attempt to make a liverpool accent is pretty horrible) I liked the script, there’s a good screenwriting and a good research behind, which in my opinion, is always the most important thing to do when making a Beatles movie.

I also liked Two of Us the movie about John and Paul. Here too, not the best actors choice from the physical point of view, BUT, their acting is great. The director is the same of Let it be, he knew John and Paul well, that’s why he decided to make a movie about their reunion in the 70s. I liked the story, the dialogues and screewriting is fairhful to John and Paul’s characters and what happened.

I disliked Lennon Naked, read here why.

I expected more from Nowhere Boy, it’s a huge MEH and I’ll tell you why. They casted good looking actors who had a huge appeal on fans. And I understand that. But I can’t admit inaccuracies just for the sake of a more appealing plot. There are so many scenes that are totally made up or changed just to make John’s character more intriguing and give him that drama-look that doesn’t make any sense whatsover because in that way:

1) You don’t show John’s real character and real life events.

2) You change the course of the events, making a different story from the real one, WHY? It’s a biopic, you must be faithful to the events.

I hated Paul’s character, portrayed as a bumbling idiot who followed John like a puppy. It wasn’t like that. Paul and John were the same, they had the same ambition and the same genius, just seen from different perspectives.

When John first saw Paul he was hooked, Paul wore tight black trousers, had vaseline on his hair, and a white jacket. John thought Paul looked like Elvis. That scene which should be the most important in the movie, shows a cute shy boy with a flower in his pale cream jacket approaching a rude John that wants to look cooler than him. And it carries on like that, showing their relationship with a master-student approach, which is totally wrong.

I don’t ask a lot, I just ask to these screenwriters and supposed directors to read a couple of Beatles books before making a movie about them.

If you want to rec me some good beatles movies, my askbox is open :)

My life has been blessed by the ‘oh-so-extra’ and ‘oh-so-jealous’ Victor Nikiforov.

A) Mistaking what drunk Yuuri said to be a name of an ex and getting extremely jealous.
B)Writing ‘OVERCOME CHIHOKO’ on Yuuri’s back while he was passed out.
C)Proceeding to stretch butt naked on top of a castle while everyone was frantically searching for him.
D)“This person may be Yuuri’s past… But I am his now!“😍😍😍
E)Getting Yuuri Katsuki to also strip and join him.

This literally gives me life right now!

Oh, and one more thing…

A MOVIE?!? I AM BEYOND EXCITED!!!😄😄😄😄

Since there are only two things I love in life and that is PJO and Musicals I have to (not really but since u guys asked) share my thoughts with swear words on the matter of The Lightning Thief Musical

I had to listen to the benefit concert again to re-familiarize myself with the previous thing (and also bc the original thing got copyrighted down)

  • Musical Theater is the best fucking platform to use when you want to portray fantasy (at least imo) because you already have this huge suspended sense of disbelief. I mean you get that with movies and books and shit but there is so much fucking leeway when you’re in musical theater. the very idea that we accept people suddenly breaking out into song as a norm is enough for making anything in the mythical universe be so much more acceptable believable bc let’s be real if we get like any other live action version of shit like a tv series or a movie (remember the cgi on the second one? remember the sharks???? yeah i thought so) it’s not gonna live up but in Theater since you already got this massive suspension of disbelief then fuck anything is possible and acceptable. (I mean shrek the musical, it was great but like man was it terrifying)
  • We will really get a better sense of the characters that can never ever ever be properly portrayed in movie form because they will fucking sing you their wants and feelings and motivations and insecurities and their relationship with one another. things that would take up like a lot of time in the movie could be solved with one song like a course of a relationship can be defined via duet. the literal actual journey of the trio could be sung in one number and you’d feel like yeah that was enough to explain the whole thing without feeling like it’s missing something (bc musicals are fucking magic like that lol no bc it gives the opportunity to literally tell you the plot of the story without it feeling too direct u get me? if not pls refer to the first song of the old musical)
  • THE SONGS. ARE YOU KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW? WE GET SONGS. WE GET TO FUCKING SING ALONG TO PERCY JACKSON. I MEAN. SOOONGSSSS. We don’t just get like a theme (i.e. Hedwig’s theme, the Imperial March, whatev) but we get FUCKING SONGS (i am pumped for that if you can’t tell I already loved the old ones). The songs as said above will give us better rounded feel of the characters that can and will closely resemble the books. And ofc important (even not so) character has their own songs that explores their depth more thoroughly than any movie adaptation can. Also the amount of storytelling you can get from music is just so fucking vast. if done well the score could carry so much meaning (i.e. Next to Normal man the one with Natalie and Diana with their duets i mean come on) and can you imagine what kind of reprises we can get from this musical???? Like reprises are meant to reintroduce a certain theme or a situation in a new perspective and I mean the number of things that happened in the book that are like in the whole series!!!!
  • Also if they do the some counterpoint duets and those different parts of different song  in one shit that I love then it’s gonna be beautiful or funny or dramatic or all of the  a-fuckin-bove. i am so ready.
  • it would give so much room for like the set and shit i mean in musicals you don’t expect the camp to be a camp camp unlike movies where you want there to be an actual physical space to see but ofc this is theater so u don’t get that but it’s totally fucking okay bc it is a musical. we dont have the same expectations we have with the movie bc hey it’s a musical what are you gonna do am i rite?
  • But at the same time have u fuckin seen what a good set design can do even with a small theater??? it can fucking transport you. a good set design is like having a fucking portal to take you there (e.g. Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Hamilton, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Next to Normal, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time)
  • The cast. like in movies and shit constantly changing cast would be super duper taboo like everyone noticed how Pierce Brosnan was no longer Chiron right? and that bothered the fuck out of me but like with musicals when the next one comes ad there’s another percy it’s totally fucking acceptable bc hey that’s how it works man also different actors give different things in their performances which is often what happens and they give a different aspect of a character you might not have seen before
  • Also I see some people are all ‘But they’re not 12′ again and yeah okay they don’t look like 12 year olds bc duh they are adults but that’s okay bc it’s a musical! Aside from the law and problematic puberty that happens to 12 year olds having adults portray children is so much more palatable in musicals (e.g. Big Fish, Hamilton (bc u know anthony ramos didn’t look like a fuckin child but no one questioned it bc musical)).
  • the fact that this is a first to like 4 more is fucking crazy. i mean realistically i don’t expect there to be more but i mean if it does push forward do all the books that is insane. musicals don’t normally have sequels save for a few like the harry potter parodies and the phantom of the opera but aside from those you rarely ever get to see musicals with sequels let alone a fucking series so that’s something new
  • Okay so I might have lied a little bit there a number of musicals with sequels but like they are so unsuccessful like fade into obscurity kind of unsuccessful. so here’s the thing with having like a PJO musical series. the whole thing actual has one major plot to follow unlike previous sequel-ed musicals where they are not part of an overall narrative just an extension of what was said before. Let’s take Phantom of the Opera as an example alright? the Love Never Dies sequel was like a what happened after not really super important to the overall but with PJO when the play ends it’s open ended bc the story isn’t finished so you know that’s new.

with all that being said 

im no expert just a very excited fan of musical and pjo 

 overall just very excited for the musical aces guys

So GUESS WHAT y'all.

Today I was talking to my grandmother about stuff and how having words for things helps with understanding and confidence.

And she asked if knowing me knowing I’m autistic helped my confidence.

So I go, yeah well, having words helps explain and have things make sense and especially helps when you’ve lived your whole life Knowing you’re different but not knowing why.

Well she goes and says, and this is the Best Part, she says “One of your elementary school teachers told your mom she thought you might be autistic, but we didn’t think anything of it because you were ‘gifted’ and seemed fine”.

I also told her that last summer when we were watching old family movies I was playing 'spot the autistic kid’, keeping a tally of autism things I was doing so I could use them for my diagnosis. She was like “oh wow really? All those things??”

So anyway, I self-diagnosed 1.5 years ago and got professionally diagnosed (myself) this past December. At age 20. Almost 21. When I could of had this self understanding and support and stuff in Elementary School.

Needless to say, I’m a tad peeved.