and can we just take a moment to appreciate

can we all just take a moment to appreciate phil lester? phil lester who has laryngitis but still did a live show, phil lester who doesn’t have full vocal range but sang a song and made fun of his voice saying he’s going through ‘the change’, phil lester who deserves to take the time to rest but still entertained us this evening bc he 'wanted to see our words’

Ok but with this latest Lance Revelation can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that SLAOS gets more canon compliant every time the staff opens their mouths?

Like. Do you know how much inane, out-there bullshit I have in and/or planned for this fic I’m now eyeing with suspicion as if it might suddenly be confirmed? Do you?

Because. It’s a lot.

Like a character model of someone who looks exactly like Mavis could appear and I’d just quietly sip my tea and be Content

So, I know Suicide Squad won best makeup, but can we just take a moment to appreciate the makeup in Star Trek Beyond anyway? I mean, just look at these:

First off, Kalara. The color gradient and the ridges are just gorgeous.

For Natalia, who only even in this one scene, they had to create super-light prostheses, AND they used a new iridescent, color-shifting pigment that had never been used in makeup before.

Those lights on Krall? They’re not CG. They imbedded fiber optics into the prosthesis. 

And Jaylah. Wonderful Jaylah, they made a “bulletproof” makeup formula that won’t bleed at all and then APPLIED ALL OF THOSE LINES BY HAND. 

I just… LOOK

AT

THESE

Can we all just take a moment to appreciate the pitch perfectness that was setting Wonder Woman during WW1? I mean, at first I was like…WWI? Why WWI? There was no clear cut bad guy in WWI. It was one of the most tragically pointless wars in human history.

But then I realized that was the point. In WWII it’s easy to point at Hitler and the Nazis and say, that’s them! that’s the bad guy. Just KILL THEM AND BE DONE WITH IT.

But the Point of Wonder Woman is that people, all people, are part of the problem. From Steve Trevor, who’s people, my people, massacred the Native Peoples, to the teenage German soldiers putting gas canisters on a plane, EVERY SINGLE HUMAN BEING IS  MIX OF GOOD AND BAD CHOICES, and a victim and a perpetrator of choices that lead to death and suffering and tragedy.

And that makes Diana’s choice to keep fighting for peace even better. Because she’s not out to defeat one big bad and get it over with. She’s out to fight for peace, and that is a war that will NEVER end. How is that not 10000 times braver than just killing one person and ending a war?

It is Tolkien’s long victory, the victory you only see after the end. And that fight is braver than anything else you can do because it is step by step, day after day, choice after choice.

can we just take a moment to appreciate how incredible of an actor harry shum jr is. like you didn’t even have to hear him speak or get any verbal confirmation to know he wasn’t magnus. just by taking one look, you could tell it wasn’t him. harry was able to be a completely different character with completely different mannerisms; he didn’t even look like magnus. magnus’s chemistry with alec was turned on its head and the way he holds himself transformed. harry shum jr ladies and gentlemen.

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how much noise Yang Xiao Long must make whenever she moves.

I mean…. 

New jacket? Zipper.

Boots? Zip ‘em up. 

New sleeve thingies? zIPPERS

ZIPPERS, BELT BUCKLES, WHO NEEDS A SCARF GET ME A TRAVEL PILLOW WITH A METAL BUCKLE..

ZIPPERS, ZIPPERS, AND MORE ZIPPERS.

And that’s ON TOP of a robo arm, to boot. 
Can you just imagine? Yang Xiao Long, charging into battle, and all her enemies can hear….

JANGLE JANGLE JANGLE JANGL E

This child has an obscene amount of metal on her, even if you don’t count the arm.