and all its powers

The way Call Me by Your Name intermingles lust and love, desire and selflessness, flesh and soul is fully in service of Eros, but it isn’t just about sex, though that’s certainly a big part of it. It’s also trying to make us feel a mingling of souls that have found each other, and evoke the exhilaration of that meeting. It summons an erotic orientation toward the world with all its power, and then pours it onto the audience. It is, undoubtedly, Guadagnino’s masterpiece.
—  Vox
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inception au: the architects [4/4]

Wonsik looked around, taking in his surroundings. Clouds crowded the sky, hiding the sun from his view, and there weren’t many projections outside — a woman was holding a child by the hand, two men were talking in front of a nice french restaurant, and a few others were simply strolling around. Wonsik allowed himself to smile at his new creation, and turned to look at Sanghyuk.
His smile disappeared.
‘Sanghyuk, you know the projections don’t like this.’
Sanghyuk ignored him and sliced another building in half, bending both parts and wrapping them around each other. Wonsik looked around. There were more people on the streets now, casting them quick glances as they spoke to each other.
‘Sanghyuk,’ he pressed, ‘I don’t fancy fighting off projections at ten o’clock in the morning.’
‘Its okay, Wonsik,’ Sanghyuk said as an enormous hole appeared a few meters away, swallowing buildings, projections, and concrete. ‘You’re in a dream.’
Wonsik clenched his jaw, anxiously gazing around. The streets were crowded now, people glaring at Sanghyuk as they passed by.
‘And when you die in a dream,’ Sanghyuk continued as the hole slowly widened, ‘you -’
But his words died on his tongue as a bullet whizzed past him, and Wonsik spun round to see the entire restaurant pointing guns at them. He glared at Sanghyuk.
‘Sometimes you get the opposite of what you’re fancying,’ Sanghyuk said, shrugging, and Wonsik sighed. One day, one day, he was going to murder him. For now, though, he simply grabbed his hand, and started running.

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'Power Rangers' Director Explains Why Romantic Scene Didn't Make Final Cut
Love was in the air for a pair of Power Rangers — until test audiences said no.

They cut a heterosexual romance because it didn’t fit the story, and because including it did a disservice to the female character’s individual narrative arc.

sorry but your faves literally would never

never

do you ever look at a character who doesn’t get enough fandom attention and think, “I want to romanticize them… I want to mythologize them. I want to make a tarot deck out of their life story. I want 500 stupid AUs delivered on my doorstep about them. I want to normalize stories where they’re the most important person in the universe. I want them to get the full ridiculous treatment that fan favorite characters get because they are just as good, gosh dang it.” 

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While rummaging through a box he found in the attic, England uncovers some old photos, along with old memories.

(These took so long to make, I hope you guys like them! I was trying to put subtle stuff in the photos to try and tell a story, I’ve never done it before so it was good practice! I might end up writing something for this if I decide to stop being lazy.)

Maleficent is a dragon who cursed an infant because she wasn’t invited to a christening, this woman CANNOT raise a child.

Queen Griemhilde is a conceited, vain witch who killed a 14 year old because she was prettier than her, this woman CANNOT raise a child.

Jafar hypnotised the sultan, got himself turned into a magician, a genie, just for power and forced a 15 year old to be his slave girl, this man CANNOT raise a child.

Cruella DeVil is a mentally ill woman whose affection consists of derogatory comments, blowing smoke in your face and never taking no for an answer, this woman CANNOT raise a child.

So, let’s say Evie, Carlos, Mal and Jay grow up on an island without magic, surrounded by murderers, thieves, people who did bad things, people who are proud of these things. Let’s say, they don’t teach them to be evil. Let’s say, they teach them ‘don’t let anyone keep you from what you want, you are a queen, a dragon, a genie, you are magic’. Ben has dreams about a girl with green eyes and lilac hair, of a girl who is different, something fae, and he remembers the fairy who cursed his father because he wasn’t kind, so he asks his parents to let some of the villain’s kids stay in Auradon. Show them goodness.

When they arrive, they don’t arrive in a tumbling mess. They don’t even get out of the car, and when the chauffeur opens the door, there’s a stick thin girl with long blue hair staring at her hands, a muscled boy who almost isn’t a boy anymore, rubbing the bands on his arms, the girl from his dreams, eyes glowing, a little boy dressed in fur curled up in their laps.
They aren’t used to magic, even though it is in their very cores. So they take time to get used to it, to learn to live with death and power under their skin.

They weren’t sent to get a wand for world domination. They were sent to get a wand for freedom. So it takes them longer to realise just what their parents did. It takes talks and family day and Queen Leiah screaming at the top of her lungs (‘Get away from here, do not touch my grandchild, my daughter will never be mine because of you, how dare you, how dare you?’) for Mal to realise that this isn’t about invitations and pettiness. It’s about a woman with hair as yellow as gold and lips that shame the red red rose, growing up poor, in a cottage, falling to her death at the touch of a spindle, this is about her mother talking about the raven with more fondness than her, this is about all the things her mother did, no matter the reason.

Evie still studies with Doug, and she hasn’t been taught to score a prince, she’s been taught to use her beauty, it is all men want, get rid of them before they get rid of you, do NOT die. So she meets with Doug at his house and Dopey stares at her and then he gets Snow White, who breaks down crying at the sight of this thin, beautiful girl with hair in a colour that has haunted her sleep ('what did she do to you, was it not enough for her to kill me, what has she done to you’) and Evie realises that her mother’s stories are not about men, they are about this woman, about her sister, who was 14 and beautiful and dead. And this is about her and all the bones she can count when she looks in the mirror.

Jay befriends the only other Arabian speaking children he can find, plays gurney, ruthless and self centered and for him, and one day Aladdin picks his children up and Jay does one of those backflips where he stays in the air for too long and it knocks the wind out of him. Jay doesn’t understand because of Aladdin, he sees a thief, who is like him, but it isn’t what makes him think, tourney does the trick because they are a team and the world does not revolve around him, he is not the center of the universe.

Carlos knows that his mother is wrong from the moment he is old enough to master critical thinking. She shrieks and hits and worships fur and he spends his days begging for scraps. There’s no magic in him, no rush he gets from crossing the barrier, so he helps his friends. They have always been his lifeline, so maybe now he can be theirs.

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Musical Theatre Challenge: [4/6] duets
↳ Take Me or Leave Me (Rent)

That’s it, the straw that breaks my back
I quit, unless you take it back
Women, what is it about them?
Can’t live

With them or without them

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GO EKUBO!!!

Picture something for me

Zack can’t think of a suitable word in English for what he wants to say, so out of habit he says it in Mandarin, and of course the others have no idea what he said. He expects them to complain, because his teachers did back when he tried to contribute in class, and starts to apologise

but instead of telling him off or staring at him blankly Billy has out his phone, looking up the meaning, and the other three are over his shoulder reading the translation and description of the word, and once they get it they’re like “Oh yeah totally, I feel that-” and carry on

Zack who takes note of all his friends tiny quirks and needs because he’s so used to looking out for those things being a young carer he does it without meaning to anymore, being totally taken off guard when he realises they’re doing the same for him and making these extra efforts because they love him and he’s not alone anymore. Friends do that, friends do that for the people they care for and he has someone else other than his mother now who does that for him: these four give a shit about him, they genuinely love him and want to know and work with this stuff

I feel like a lot of people focus on how having friends is a welcome, yet surreal change for Trini, but Zack’s the same and I think he gets brushed under the carpet a little

There’s one thing that has been annoying me since promo started and it’s this weird thing where mags/journos/who the fuck ever keep saying that we’ll be surprised by this Harry Styles. That he’s presenting someone no one is expecting image wise and sound wise.

And I’m sitting here knee deep in Another Man pics and Fools Gold, Happily and Hey angel playing in the background. Let me tell you. This Harry has always been my Harry. If anyone had taken the time to listen to the last three (3) 1D albums and look at the writing credits, they would feel the same. 

I /know/ they’re most likely talking about how the GP is gonna react to Harry, it just says A LOT about how Sony marketed him while in 1D and how society still views artists that have a teenage majority fanbase. 

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a smile a stage keeps a ksoo stan very happy ♡  。◕ ‿ ◕。