and 'but you adapt don't you

  • A - Ships that you currently like a lot. (They don’t have to be OTPs because not everyone has OTPs.) Friendships, pairings, threesomes, etc. are allowed.
  • B - A pairing–platonic, romantic or sexual–that you initially didn’t consider, but someone changed your mind.
  • C - A ship you have never liked and probably never will.
  • D - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t.
  • E - Have you added anything cracky/hilarious to your fandom? If so, what?
  • F - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom?
  • G - Have you ever had an OTP? If so, do you remember your first one? Who was in it?
  • H - What is your favorite source text for fandom stuff (e.g., TV shows, movies, books, anime, Western animation, etc.)?
  • I - Has Tumblr caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why?
  • J - Name a fandom you didn’t think about until you saw it all over Tumblr. (You don’t have to care about it or follow it; it just has to be something that Tumblr made you aware of.)
  • K - What character has your favorite development arc/the best development arc?
  • L - Say something genuinely nice about a character who isn’t one of your faves. (Characters you’re neutral about are fair game, as are characters you merely dislike. Characters that you absolutely loathe with the fire of ten thousand suns are exempt, as there is no point in giving yourself an aneurysm over a character that you hate.)
  • M - Name a character that you’d like to have for a friend.
  • N - Name three things you wish you saw more or in your main fandom (or a fandom of choice).
  • O - Choose a song at random. Which ship or character does it remind you of?
  • P - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas).
  • Q - A fandom you’ve abandoned and why.
  • R - Which friendship/platonic relationship is your favorite in fandom?
  • S - Show us an example of your personal headcanon (prompts optional but encouraged)
  • T - Do you have any hard and fast headcanons that you will die defending? 
  • U - Three favorite characters from three different fandoms, and why they’re your favorites.
  • V - Which character do you relate to most?
  • W - A trope which you are virtually certain to hate in any fandom.
  • X - A trope which you are almost certain to love in any fandom.
  • Y - What are your secondhand fandoms (i.e., fandoms you aren’t in personally but are tangentially familiar with because your friends/people on your dash are in them)?
  • Z - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go! (Prompts optional but encouraged.)

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blogging to inform you that I saw The Handmaiden last night and it instantly catapulted into my top ten movies list

If you like

  • lesbians
  • HAPPY lesbians
  • WHO GET A HAPPY ENDING
  • (I know that’s a spoiler but IT’S IMPORTANT)
  • absolutely gorgeous visuals
  • and costumes
  • and music
  • not a single white character because the setting is 1930′s Japan-occupied Korea
  • lesbians
  • absolutely gorgeous visuals that vaguely reminded me of Hannibal, because of the very deliberate cinematography and the attention lavished upon the DEEPLY DISTURBING and the fact that pretty much every scene has a very tense thread of eroticism
  • Eroticism that sometimes purposefully REALLY SHOULDN’T BE THERE, OH DEAR GOD
  • a plot that folds in and around on itself like a fucking origami
  • and that is explicitly about how the exploitation of women is awful
  • and that made my jaw hit the floor at least four different times, somewhere M. Night Shyamalan is sobbing in the corner
  • no seriously, I need to watch this at least once more because THE TWISTS, SWEET JESUS, I WAS RIVETED
  • lesbians
  • who are smart af and also ADORABLE SCHMOOPY NERDS
  • villains who get what they deserve
  • obligatory sexy corset-removing scenes
  • obligatory sexy bathtime scenes
  • obligatory explicit sex scenes that are really the only beef I have with this movie because was that really necessary did the camera have to linger that long
  • literally being able to make all the handmaiden and feudal lord jokes I know you guys love
  • Gone Girl if everything was much prettier and 500% more gay
  • literally gay
  • LESBIANS

you need to see it. 

Probably twice.

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“He is tired of life. He has madness in his soul.”

Alexander Siddig as Mr. Shaitana, “Cards on the Table” - Agatha Christie’s Poirot [2006]

25 Days of Outlander Day 11 - Favorite Emotional Scene

There is something so quietly beautiful about Claire’s arrival home from L’hopital after her miscarriage. The soft piano of Faith’s theme, the overcast lighting of the courtyard scene, how little dialogue there is. I have yet to make it through that scene without crying––even just watching briefly to take the screen grabs I started to cry. 

Fergus helping her out of the carriage, giving her someone to lean on physically as she makes her way through the lines of servants…

Suzette with her heart breaking so obviously for Claire, reaching out but unable to find words for her mistress (and friend)…

And of course, Magnus––Claire refusing to let him bow to her and instead thanking him for all he did for her, curtseying to him while he succumbs to a few tears of his own (wishing he could have done more for her)––all while Claire remains as stoic as she can, silent tears running down her own face. 

🎬CATCH IAIN ON SCREEN
UK fans, watch ‘Filth’ (2013) tonight at 11pm on Channel 4! A shirtless Iain De Caestecker stars opposite James McAvoy and Jamie Bell.

also i just really hate the idea of reading the manga as some sort of elitism

i read the manga because i like reading manga and i like seeing what may have been left out of the anime

i will then happily share my findings with the rest of the fandom because why wouldn’t i

but the idea that you aren’t a true fan unless you’ve read a backlog of multiple decades’ worth of manga is really ridiculous and unnecessary

Valentines Day OTP Prompts (Round Two)

Hello lovely people! As per usual, a mix of school work and laziness have prevented me once again from writing anything substantial in order to celebrate today’s holiday. Instead, I present you now with a list of headcanons. The best part about them is that you can adapt them to whatever pairing you want! Woo! Happy Valentines Day, you crazy kids!

Also, check out last year’s prompts here!

On Valentine’s Day, imagine your OTP:

  • Spending their day jamming out to their old middle school jams. Spoons and hairbrushes become microphones, the speakers are turned up all the way, the neighbors are sufficiently peeved. Your OTP’s laughing and singing and sneaking kisses all day. 
  • Trying to play the perfect first kiss. Your OTP’s only been together for a little while, and haven’t had that first kiss yet. Cue a Valentine’s Day full of misadventures and shenanigans as they try to create the perfect moment for it. Friends popping up right as A leans in? B’s phone going off with a call they cannot ignore? The cat spills dinner off the table just as their lips almost touch? A stranger trips and spills coffee all over B? And of course, the kiss is about as plain as any old kiss when it finally happens, but they wouldn’t have it any other way. 
  • With Person A as the waiter/waitress at the restaurant where B gets stood up on Valentines Day. The two of them share witty rapport throughout the evening, until it’s clear that Person C isn’t coming. Then their relationship takes on a new level as A is the person B vents to about the whole affair. They walk away with each other’s numbers. 
  • With Person B planning an elaborate scavenger hunt for Person A to follow, with super cheesy clues that all somehow relate back to their relationship (i.e. one of the stops is the restaurant where they had their first date, one of the clues integrates the lyrics to their song, one of the tasks is to take a picture where at the park where they were taking a walk when B broke their ankle, etc.) At the end, B’s waiting with flowers. 
  • Sending each other those wonderful Valentine’s memes all day long, competing for who can find the best one. 
  • Going out to dinner and being either stunningly over or under dressed for the occasion (jeans at a fancy restaurant/suit and tie at McDonalds.) But it becomes a tradition from that moment on. 
  • Making a scrapbook of their relationship. Cue all the antics of glue, tape, and glitter. Cue Person B putting stickers all over Person A. Cue Person A scribbling all over B’s arms with brightly colored markers. And, of course, you can’t forget all the gushing over their old photographs and all their memories. 
  • Getting constantly interrupted by Person A’s pet. Every romantic thing the try to do is thwarted by their “loyal” companion. Romantic candlelit dinner? The dog dragged the table cloth off the table, and the apartment almost burned down. Slow dancing in the living room? Nope, the cat wants to snuggle right now. Just starting the fun part of the evening? Accidentally left the door cracked and suddenly the animal is on the bed with us and, bud, this really isn’t the time for fetch!
  • Both down for the count with the flu, forgetting about the holiday all together and spending the day half-asleep on the couch, cuddling the ickiness away and watching a marathon of Person A’s favorite TV show/movie series that they’ve been dying to show B but B always refused to watch until now. 
  • With Person B finally admitting their feelings to A. They’ve been pining for them for years, and decided they’d had enough of that. They pour their heart out, giving A nothing more than their honest words and expecting nothing in return. It’s up to you whether A walks away, accepts their feelings but doesn’t return them, or rushes in and kisses them. 
  • Competing against their friends in a couple vs. couple board game night. A and B against C and D (and E and F, and so forth. Depends how many people you want there. We can even throw in single G for the fun of it.) They try their hand at a multitude of games, laughing the night away as they try to prove who the “best” couple is. 
  • With both of them going to school far away from each other (at least 4-5 hours,) and A driving all the way to surprise B on Valentine’s Day. 
  • Helping their two best friends get together, and ending up going on a date at the end of the day, falling for each other as they help their two oblivious friends finally get together. After a day spent following their friends around, coaching them through pick-up lines and date etiquette, they realize that they’re both pretty good at this dating thing, and getting a cup of coffee with someone as romantically adept as them would be a real treat. 
  • Meeting the day after Valentine’s Day and fighting over the last bag of 50% off M&M’s at the local convenience store. (Spoiler: A lets B have it, and B offers for them to come over and share it with them. A agrees. They fall in love. There are M&M’s at their wedding. It’s great.)
To all Miss Peregrine’s Movie Disappointed Fans Out there

I know a lot of you are pissed the movie wasn’t as loyal to the book as you would have liked, but PLEASE don’t send hate to the people involved in the making of said.

Keep in mind it is a fact that whenever something is going to be adapted into a movie, changes are going to be made; weather it is because of creative reasons, to make it fit for the screen, or just because they wanted to.

I’m not asking you to be completely in agreement with the movie, to be fair, I felt a little bit out of place in some parts of the movie, but I enjoyed it because just watching Miss Peregrine’s world come to life was something super amazing.

So please : Don’t hate on the actors, or any people involved in the making. Keep in mind they all worked really hard to make the best work possible and in my opinion, the movie alone works perfectly and I enjoyed it a lot.

I’m feeling bitter with all that #JusticeForJacob stuff, because honestly, I’ve been following Asa Butterfield’s career from a very early place and I can tell you the kid can act. Maybe you didn’t like the rendition of Jake he gave, but that DOESN’T MAKE IT A BAD PERFORMANCE. Remember that castings are done, and he was choosen for a reason. Also something super important I just don’t wanna forget: Don’t blame it on Ransom Riggs for allowing all the changes made in the story. When an author’s work is made into an adaptation, they rarely get involved in the making, and just a friendly reminder Ransom himself said he was ok with the modifications made and that he trusted Tim Burton’s vision for this film


Love,

Just my peculiar opinion

The truth is this – human hate can adapt to anything. You think you are safe. But if someone hates you, they will come up with the reason after the fact. (from Years of Future Past #2, written by Marguerite Bennett, 2015)

X-Men comics are fantastic. This is powerful. 

Remember back when the internet didn’t have Japanese subbed/raw torrents all over the place and we had to watch dubs on Toonami, adult swim, and through actually purchasing DVDs; and sometimes on the DVDs they’d provide subs and other times they didn’t and you were just sad? Dark ages, man. 

tfw the only way for you to kiss your tall gf is for her to pick you up because she won’t bend down for your smol self

sort of an adaptation to shori’s doodle

Imagine Flirting With Spider-Man During The Airport Fight

Originally posted by stuckysource

(Final part to this and this imagine!)

“I don’t think so, Bug-Boy!” you jumped at Spider-Man with surprising agility, working to match his own. “Oh, this is nice. This’ll be fun.”

“Wow, how did you do that?” he asked, clearly caught off-guard by your newfound agility.

“Adaptive muscle memory,” you said proudly. “It’s a thing, I promise.” Sam and Bucky continued running as you and Spider-Man flipped around each other. He had the superhuman agility, but you had the ability to copy his every move. Well, almost every move; he shot a line of webbing at the top of the terminal and attempted to swing a kick at your face that you jumped out of the way from.

“Webbing, that’s cute, actually,” you grinned.

“Oh yeah? Well, you’re cute!” Spider-Man tried retaliating, “You’re also, like, pretty, kind of, and stuff, and if I could, I would try to ask you out, but I won’t, because I’m too professional for that, even though you are really cute and funny and stuff!”

“Too bad,” you kicked him hard in the face and sent him flying across the terminal. “I would have said yes.”

“Wait, really?” he asked, watching as you nimbly flipped after Bucky and Sam.

(For Anon)

Seriously though, has anyone seen Haider, one of the Bollywood adaptations of Hamlet? Because, let me tell you, it’s amazing.

Let’s face it, a lot of Shakespeare on film is downright dull (80s BBC Shakespeare marathon anyone? no, didn’t think so). Adaptations are often better suited for the film format because they manage to capture the spirit of the original, but adapt it well for screen. And the foreign language ones are best because they are less tied to the text. I mean, have you seen Kozintsev’s King Lear and Hamlet? Breathtaking. Kurosawa’s Shakespeare films? Phenomenal. Text just generally just works better in theatre. You know how many lines Baz had to cut to make Romeo + Juliet a fast-paced film?

Haider is just as compelling. Set in the 90s conflicts in Kashmir, it transposes the whole story to a modern setting that brings Hamlet (Haider)’s conflicts up-to-date in a readily comprehensive manner.

Just a few things it contains:

  • A strongly independent Ophelia (Arshia), who’s a journalist and who actively helps Hamlet (Haider). There’s no Horatio and in some ways she takes on Horatio’s role too.
  • Strong, edgy political commentary that just works; though I don’t purport to understand a lot of it.
  • Lots of violence. But the meaningful sort (not for the faint-hearted I tell ye).
  • Beautiful cinematography (!!!)
  • A full Bollywood song and dance routine Mousetrap
  • Lots of music
  • Dark humour

In some ways it diverges from Hamlet, because you see Haider’s father before he dies, because the ‘ghost’ is quite different, the way characters die is quite different, there are no soliloquies, and the ending is changed to suit the world. But adaptations naturally only offer a particular interpretation of the plays; sometimes that’s just what a film needs.

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the best part about adapting posts for voiceover is that you usually need to expand on them, which gives you a lot of creative freedom to go in any direction you want

for example, this is another idea I had for that post I recorded for @werkthatasdfl

okaybutreallythoughwhydopeopleshipstudentsandtheirmentorsitsgrossfuckoff

I’m really excited about the potential for another Dune movie (or, as I’ve heard rumors of, movie adaptations of the whole saga).

But at the same time, I’m fucking terrified. Because those books are extremely important to me on several levels, and I want to see them given justice. Especially God Emperor of Dune, and the entire character of Leto II. 

And I just don’t know how you’d do that, how you’d keep the spirit of those books, while making a movie that people today would want to see?

I don’t want Dune to just turn into another action/sci-fi movie, where the sandworms are turned into roller coasters, where the Fremen are whitewashed to hell and back, where Leto and Ghanima are cast as fucking teenagers/young adults and not 8-year-olds with too much of the world in their indigo-on-indigo eyes.
But at the same time, I’m starving for more Dune; I want to see the world come alive, I want to see the desert planet stretching out, harsh and beautiful. I want to feel my skin prickle and writhe in sympathetic pain through the spice agonies, want to feel my eyes burn and boil in the fury of a stoneburner, want to feel my mind break all over again at the reveal of the Golden Path.

I do dearly want Dune to be spread again, for people my age and younger to have some little spark inside their chests lit by the visions and the world. For there to be more people who reacted to it like I did, with wonder and huge eyes.

But I’m so afraid of someone doing the world, which is deeply important to me, an injustice, and making my love into a laughingstock.

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@millenniumvulcan so let me get this straight (no pun intended). You’re saying because Elementary is a Sher/ock Holmes adaptation and doesn’t exist in a vacuum, if it made Joanlock canon before another modern adaptation made m/m John/ock canon, it would look bad.

Do you really think WOC representation deserves to be treated like this. Do you and other fans really believe two gay white men in a Holmes adaptation /has to be done first/ before a WOC lead and a white lead can canonically be romantic. Because it’s a Holmes adaptation.

Let’s do something a little different. There used to be a meme floating around where you give 10 fandoms and people have to guess your favorite character(s) from that fandom. I’ve decided that it’d be fun to bring that back, along with an adapted version of the meme where you guess top 10 ships. When they’ve all been guessed, everyone who won will get shared in a giant promo to my followers because I love all of my mutuals and want to share you with the world.

CHARACTERS:

  1. Alias:
  2. Scream (the movie):
  3. Charmed:
  4. Chuck:
  5. Leverage:
  6. Dragon Age:
  7. Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers:
  8. PR SPD:
  9. Warehouse 13:
  10. Charmed:

SHIPS:

  1. Chuck:
  2. PR SPD:
  3. Charmed:
  4. RENT:
  5. Inception:
  6. House of 1000 Corpses/The Devil’s Rejects:
  7. Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers:
  8. Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: 
  9. Scream (the movie):
  10. Repo! the Genetic Opera: