also this movie is the best thing of my life

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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)

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

something i think about a Lot is how i want more fantasy that’s just. fun. that’s lighthearted and exciting and atmospheric and above all filled with joy. like ghibli movies, like stardust (my Personal Headcanon version of stardust that marries the best parts of the book with the movie), like parts of avatar the last airbender

where good wins over evil not through terrible sacrifice and tremendous battles and hardship, but through kindness and gentleness and good-ness. or where there is no “evil” and the journey is about discovering and uncovering and exploring yourself, becoming the best you you can be under the circumstances you are given

where it isn’t the Entire World at stake, where every adventure isn’t full of mortal peril and enemies around the corner, where the world feels like it’s beckoning you

come on! the road is waiting for you! see what’s out there! go, go see!

also, while i’m on the topic of DCEU and costumes, i’d like to direct your attention to diana’s outfits in BvS. barring the leather jacket, which is the best thing i have ever seen in my life who do i send the gift basket, she’s typically seen with jewelry of some kind. in fact, it’s usually thick, gold jewelry, mostly incorporated into her dresses, and eerily similar to the gold trimmings incorporated on her costume

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THE ANGRY BIRD MOVIE World Premiere!
 

A little over 2 years ago I was given the opportunity to join the Rovio Animation team for an experience so great I could have never imagined. I am so happy and proud to have been apart of this project and work on such a beautiful film lush in design, humor, heart and friendship, and the same goes for the crew… We got to do things we’ve never done before, go places we’ve never gone before, smell things we never smelled before (The Wizard), given responsibilities we never had before and made a ton of life long friends along the way, and it all wouldn’t have been possible with out the leadership of our great friend and Production Designer, Pete Oswald. You’re the best, thanks man!
 

I’d also like to thank our Directors Clay Kaytis & Fergal Reilly and Producers John Cohen & Catherine Winder, all for contributing to the best working experience of my life. Its been RAD.

Now go see the movie! 2 or 3 times to take it all in!

(Images 2,3,5 based on concepts by John Nevarez)

Written very quickly (so please excuse errors, etc) from a prompt to use a theme from Disney movie in the HP world. This also uses Pansy just because she’s on my mind..worry it might be too similar to what I’ve written before but oh well.


Pansy had always been one to appreciate the finer things in life. The more expensive an object, the more coveted by others, the more she wanted it for her very own. She had spent her childhood being surrounded by the very best things her parents could purchase. 


Until the war had ended and she was left behind, not on the wrong side but also not on the right one either. She was tainted now, the one who had betrayed their savior not by her choice of action but by thoughtless, fear-driven words. No one would hire her and her parent’s fortune had been seized by the Ministry, her parents fleeing the country in shame of their destroyed reputation.


Abandoned and alone, Pansy had sold her most precious objects to keep herself afloat but the urge to collect to things, to fill the gaps left painfully open had overtaken her. Golden figurines were replaced with piles of old newspapers. Robes made of expensive silks exchanged for half broken dolls pulled from Muggle trash cans. 


She surrounded herself in her obsessions, trapping her inside her tiny flat and left in a vicious cycle of always seeking for something new to add. The more time that passed, the less she dared to venture outside, settling instead for delivery meals and the precious cartons left over that she could add to her horde.


At night, she would lay in the space left on her bed, gazing out at the piles masked in shadows trying to remember who she had been before. Before the battle. Before the war. 


Expect even that was slipping from her grasp, a fantasy that seemed further away each time she tried to escape into it. She wanted something more than the pitiful life she had now but could hardly think of how to name it. Before sleep would take her, Pansy would trace patterns into the rough surface of her mattress, softly singing to herself to seek a comfort that never came, “Look at this stuff..isn’t it neat….wouldn’t you think my collection’s complete…”

anonymous asked:

Oh my god mom my life is an actual fanfiction.. I'm the closeted popular girl™.. and I'm dating the also closeted actual ball of human fluff nerd.. we met in AP classes and we're both helping out with summer activities for the kids and one thing led to another. Now I just have to figure out how to tell my BFF, I know she won't mind I'm gay but we're the type of best friends who cuddle and have movie nights all the time and I don't want to lose that (it's all platonic tho)How should I tell her???

Hi love!!! First of all, this literally is fan fiction and I love it and I love you. Second, that honestly depends on your relationship agreement with your actual ball of human fluff nerd! Because you don’t have to lose the platonic cuddling if that’s chill with her! But, of course also – and this might be more of what you’re getting at – your BFF needs to still be comfortable. And honestly? If you want to try to make sure you guys can still get your BFF cuddle time and movie night time, you can tell her that that’s okay and you value it and want it to continue moving forward (because even if you were dating a guy, a lot of times the BFF assumes that a relationship means they get less time/physical contact with you) – that kind of openness and honesty can go a long way!! I’m wishing you luck and sending you all the love <3 <3 <3

thebestbanana30  asked:

Hi ! My name is Stine, and i'm 17 years old. Some traits of mine are; i'm Smart, shy and kindhearted. In life I value family and knowledge. I love to read, watch movies and tv shows, and standing outside in the rain, I also love the darkness. I hate spiders, regret, and oblivion. :)

Your house: Ravenclaw | Hufflepuff | Gryffindor | Slytherin

Your best subject: Charms | Potions | Transfiguration | Care of Magical Creatures | Defense Against the Dark Arts | History of Magic |  Astronomy |  Herbology | Runes | Muggle Studies | Divination

Your blood status: Pure-blood | half-blood | Muggle born

Your quidditch position: Chaser | Beater | Keeper | Seeker | Spectator

Your pet: Owl | Cat | Toad | Rat

Your era: Founders | Tom Riddle | Marauders | Golden Trio |Next Gen

Career: Wand maker | Auror | Teacher | Law enforcement | Department of Mysteries | Healer | Magizoologist | Writer| Spell inventor | Onwer of a magic shop

no more, please

Originally posted by thiddlestoff

Request: @realityy-ruined-my-life, because she’s the absolute best :)


          You had a guilty pleasure of watching the Jackass Movies. Whenever you had a break off helping the team, you would turn a film on, and just get absorbed into the stupid antics the grown men do. You had to admit, Johnny Knoxville was kind of hot, though.

           So, one time you were watching Jackass and you had forgotten Bucky was watching it with you. Johnny popped on screen and had a bit of camera time of just him, and you grinned like an idiot. You bit your lip and breathed, “Why are the dumbasses so hot?”

           Bucky watched you out of the corner of his eye, frowning when he saw you fangirling over the guy on screen. He clenched his jaw and swallowed, before formulating a plan. You didn’t notice him get up and he left the room; dead set on finding Stark.

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carrot-tea-time  asked:

pmmm ruined my life but i love it to pieces. it's also pretty short at 12 eps (plus Rebellion, the movie) and gets to the point quickly. starting w something small could be good! i also vouch for soul eater, though i personally believe it went sour at the end but who kno. doukyuusei is so so good and heartwarming and good for when you're down. i think picking one thing quickly and sticking to it is the best way to make sure you actually watch smthng!

i think i.. might pick up pmmm rn?? since its short i figure i can get that checked off my list

foreversuho  asked:

5, 36, 45 :)

💖 

5. is there anyone who can always make you smile?

Suho. He always cheers me up :( but on a more personal note, I’m also super lucky to have an outstanding best friend that lifts my spirits! (We’ve known each other for over a decade? wow)

36. 3 dreams you want to fulfill?

1. To be financially comfortable, like.. to be able to buy things without checking my credit card balance, or checking the price, or budgeting… like that would be so, so relaxing! I’ve been stressed for like four years lmao. 2. To write stories, comics, movies, anything I want and to never have to work a ‘day job’ again. annnd 3. To find at least one person to share my life with :( that sounds so emo tho kjad;sal’

45. how you found out about your idol

I… joined exo fandom because of Sehun. I saw him and fell instantly in love 💘. I noticed Suho right away (i don’t understand how other people don’t notice how stunning he is? umm GORGEOUS? ?), but some nasty antis scared away from him, so I didn’t pay attention to him until I went back and did my own research, realizing the antis were full of shit. I’m so mad when I think about it! I missed valuable months I could have spent loving and supporting him 💕  But I am here now! I am in his corner for LIFE, he inspires me every single day :(

meme: get to know me

Will Beta/Write For Money!

The laptop I am using is on it’s last lifeline and without a new one I can’t do anything. My laptop is my doorway to the world, my window, my life line. Without it I am stranded and trapped. So if anyone would like me to write fan fiction for them on a show, movie, video game, etc then please get in touch with me!

If anyone needs a beta for their current chapters of fanfictions/stories, then I am also willing to beta read your stuff for 5 USD a chapter!

Or (and this is the best for everyone) you can become a sponsor of any of my current series of works for 5 USD a chapter!

Normally I don’t charge for things like this and to be honest it hurts because I’m really not one who begs and asks for help a lot. But I really, REALLY need a new laptop. So please, please please: if anyone is interested or could reblog this to get the word out I would be grateful.

Please message me to iron out further details and for commissions.

If you would like a preview of my work so far, you can click here!

Steve Rogers in TWS: “Bucky?”

Steve Rogers in TWS: “Even when I had nothing I had Bucky.”

Steve Rogers in TWS: “He doesn’t know you. “He will.”

Steve Rogers in TWS: “Please don’t make me do this.”

Steve Rogers in TWS: “You know me.Bucky,you’ve known me your whole life.Your name is James Buchanan Barnes.I’m not gonna fight you.You’re my friend.”

Steve Rogers in TWS: *throws his shield into a river and simply refuses to fight back,letting Bucky beat the living crap out of him*

Steve Rogers in TWS: “Then finish it,cause I’M WITH YOU TILL THE END OF THE LINE.”

Steve Rogers in TWS: *drops everything and everyone to follow Bucky,probably all over the world*

Steve Rogers in AoU: *crickets*

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1- cd cover Prussia from Hetalia. I actually could make a whole post for him..I did 18 of his outfits
2- Jack Spicer from xiaolin showdown. Hugging onto avarusfaust leg there. I made both outfits and I’m hella proud of it.
3-Harry potter taken in Universal were I lived out my dream and literally the best day of my life signing autographs and taking pics with kids
4- Prince Loki from Thor the movie. It was one of the harder cosplays I had made at that point. I met gunnhilda and spectregeneral66 in it.
5- starkiller from Force Unleashed. I’ve always wanted to be Vader’s apprentice and Starkiller’s outfit was like everything to me. I love kneeling to villains and I get to do that a lot in this..also lightsabers.
6- Bucky Barnes from Captain America. 4 days of hell to get this thing together and to date one of my favorite and best made outfits.
7- Equius zahhak- BIG STRONG TROLL HNNGGG
8- joker from Dark Knight. Love this costume and every time I wear it I love the reaction from kids. I’ve taken to carrying around Joker cards now to hand out.
9- Zexion from Kingdom Heats- I cosplayed this kid to like 9 cons in a row back in the day. People thought that wig was sewn to my head. Have awesome memories including hanging with a full uniformed organization XIII.
10- east Germany. Technically it’s still Prussia but I wore this uniform so much I wanted to include it. I loved all the dramatic photo opportunities I was able to do in it.

I Saw The Light review

Okay, so here are some more put together thoughts about the movie. Although honestly this will probably be more about the performances in the film rather than the film itself. 

If you want a tl;dr version here is my final say: the movie really isn’t the best and suffers with poor editing and pacing. Also if you don’t know a lot about Hank and his life then you will be lost. Having said that the performances, especially Tom Hiddleston, is what shines in this and is a beautiful thing to watch. Do I love this film? No. But I will love the amazing and powerful performances that the actors gave us. It’s really about them, not the movie in and of itself.

You can see my other posts for more/different spoilers here:

I think Homeboy Hiddles deserves an Academy Award nod

Newborn babies + your faves

My mini review of the film here

The garage door scene

How many songs does he sing in the film? (has High-Rise stuff in there too)

When Audrey tells Hank she’s pregnant

So first off this was the closing gala film of VIFF, so before the movie even started there were a lot of speeches and some awards handed out before the movie even started. It didn’t take too long, thankfully and before the film started they actually announced that Marc Abraham, the director of ISTL, was here and he came on stage to present it. I took a quick pic just for whatever reason:

Before that they announced they had a very special guest with them to present the film and I know that if homeboy wasn’t in London with High-Rise then I may have died of anticipation to know who it would be.

Anyway, on to the film. As I touched on the subject in my mini review post the film itself isn’t the greatest, unfortunately. It really does suffer from a lot of bad pacing and editing. I feel like this film is meant for really major Hank Williams fans who know about his life because there’s a lot they jump to though the years with no explanation whatsoever. A lot of parts I was left with ‘wait, what’s going on?’ or ‘when did he do that or get to that point’. The director explained it himself that this wasn’t about the stage or his singing career exclusively, but about Hank Williams and his life, about pulling back the curtain about who the man was.

Well they did it, but unless you knew some of it already it wouldn’t make sense. If you are a new fan to Hank Williams music or have been a casual fan and just listen to his stuff without knowing a lot about him, then I feel like this is where a lot of the problems lie. This is obviously a film where if you were a hardcore fan of his you would appreciate it a lot more.

WARNING: SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT.

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astratae  asked:

hello! sorry to bother you (because i come here a lot, but your site is basically the thing that keeps me alive and gives me faith in humanity), but i was wondering if you knew of any good fics in which cas is a star? i really enjoyed 'ad astra' and 'the face of heaven', where cas is a star who comes down to see dean every now and then. i also read some fics which were crossovers with the movie 'stardust', but didn't enjoy those as much. thank you!

Hmm, we don’t actually know of too many. The ones that fit perfectly, you’ve likely read: 

the face of heaven. [T, 9,800 word count]

“This is the best day of my life,” Castiel tells him, when he comes back. “You’ve been so kind to me.” His cheeks are glowing a little from the cold, or maybe just because he’s an otherworldly being full of light. Dean doesn’t know. “If I burn another million years, I won’t forget it.”
“Oh,” says Dean. “Good.”
(In which Castiel is a fallen star.)

Convergence [T, 13,000 word count]

Dean Winchester wasn’t the sort of king Castiel had been expecting at all.

AO3 has a star castiel tag!

However, here are some resources and fics that don’t *quite* fit but we felt might satisfy you regardless. :)

From this ask about fics involving mythology, there’s a few where Cas is a diety:

A few other fics where Cas is “other” from the heavens/space/another realm/etc: