and just all of the backgrounds in general

anonymous asked:

consider: in the wings au, tony is a fallen angel (can i sign off as 🌹?)

Of course, I’ll call you Rose (because I’m to lazy for emojis haha) :)

I did think up some background story for Tony when I was drawing the image but that was mostly about the jumping off the cliff thing and his hesitation/situation at that moment as well as like how he came to have one prosthetic wing to begin with.

Not the general backstory or why there is wings at all. Like do everyone have them or only Tony? Is it like a “soul-manifistation” or are they angels? Idk, I just really didn’t think that far! haha I just wanted to draw him with wings and then I thought “well what if he only had one wing? and the other was mechanic?” and then I drew this haha

During his move to Washington, DC, Stiles made a number of realizations about life, the most prominent of which was that it was amazing what kind of hobbies a guy could pick up when his days weren’t packed full of running for his life from various supernatural horrors. Like trivia nights, for example. Stiles had a regular team and the entire bar groaned when they walked in because they knew they were about to get creamed.

Or the tabletop gaming club he joined, where everyone was just as competitive as he was, and punches had been thrown on more than one occasion.

Or like, Stiles jogged now.

Through the National Mall.

Like Captain America or some shit.

And with these hobbies came a sort of routine, and though most were on hold during the summer when his trivia team and gaming rivals were back home, the running stuck. It was calming and got his mind off things, gave him a chance to think about any papers he had to write, or de-stress about his FBI internship when it got a little hectic.

It was a good routine.

So every Saturday morning, Stiles got up a little earlier so he could get in his longer route, and left his dorm for his jog through the National Mall. On Saturdays, he took the path that went through the war memorials, down into West Potomac Park, and over to the Jefferson Memorial. It was his favorite place to take a breather because that early in the morning, there were rarely any tourists, and other joggers left him alone. It was nice and private, with a great view of the city across the water.

Stiles leaned back against the front steps and glanced around him casually, making sure there was no one too close before pulling out his little burner flip phone.

He had an old school drug dealer flip phone. His dad would be so proud.

There was only one number the phone ever called, so there was no need to save it under a name.

He waited for a few minutes, biding his time until the clock hit 7:15am, and then he called that number.

On the third ring, Derek picked up.

“Morning, sunshine!” Stiles greeted, already wide awake from his jog. Derek grunted back. He must’ve had a late night at the bar. “Any leads?”

Derek yawned loudly. “Still no werewolves with triskele tattoos, still wanted for murder.”

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Jikook have been so obvious recently, and I’m lovin it. They just don’t give a single fuck about people and what they think, and same I’ve come to a point where if jikook kiss on stage I won’t be surprised at all and will just be like oh yeh so what they are lovers they can kiss in front of people.

I have always tried to respect people when it comes to jikook and not disagree with anyone’s opinion but recently I’ve seen people saying things like. Respect jikook and their relationship because they might so close because they are best friends like the proper close type of where skinship is normal even kissing them but it’s all none sexual.

—first that bts has lived together for so long I don’t think there is anything like friends and close friends between them they are all equally close to each other. ( Unless it’s something more than friendship like jikook) Hence why bts is so successful as team.

Let me tell all those people I am engaged, I have a lover I know what’s friends relationship vs romantic relationship. They are not the same for obvious reasons which I’m sure everyone knows. And the way jikook behave towards each other I don’t sense just friendship it’s something else definitely something else. Boys are never affectionate or subtle between each other like even however close they might.

—A male friend (jk) would never get jealous of his”best friend” (jm)being close or affectionate twords other male friends (other bts members) especially if they all live together and are all close to each other.

—Two male friends would not be so eager to sit and stay next to each other 24/7 or become happy when they are asked to team up or lose just to share room with the other

— a Male friend would never film a another friend and make a top quality edit of only that friend with the background music bing about gay love.

— a male friend or any friends in general would never get flustered or look whipped when another friend looks at them or complements them.

There are posts about Finn that come across my dash frequently that really concern me.

It’s not that I don’t think musings about what a sweet innocent soul he is and imagining what his humble life must’ve been like are coming from a loving place, but Finn’s character has already been filled in via a canon source, and it was not humble. 

Read the novel “Before the Awakening,” where you will learn that while FN-2187 may have pulled shifts as a janitor just like any military trainee has to work some shit jobs, he was actually the absolute rock star of his elite band of Stormtroopers. He was the natural leader, the best of them all, the highest scores in every possible measure, someone Phasma and Hux were well aware of as the shining example of what their pet Stormtrooper program could accomplish. He was everything they’d worked for for years.

The only problem was, he cared too much about his fellow Stormtroopers, even though they didn’t return the feeling, due to indoctrination and some envy of his superiority. It is pretty obvious, reading BtA, that Finn is Force sensitive. It is that Force sensitivity that set him apart, and made him the one who could overcome a lifetime of indoctrination and get out.

I know it’s the fault of the film for sketching him so lightly, but guys, it is crucial that we start acknowledging who Finn is, and his strengths. Which, canonically, are leadership, strategy, all the skills a commander must have. I worry that there is too much PRECIOUS PURE CINNAMON ROLL going on and not enough shared knowledge of his *canon character background and gifts*.

Please spread the word about Finn. This sort of thing shortchanges him horribly. When the FO lost FN-2187, they lost more than just another Stormtrooper. They lost a future general, and the Resistance picked one up.

Cover Letters

If you all don’t have a cover letter template written up so you can just fill in the blanks during a job hunt, you’re doing yourself a major disservice bc man does it look professional and it can be SO fast and easy if you do it beforehand.

This is what mine looks like:

Date

Your Name

Company Name

Company Street Address

City, State, Zip

Dear Hiring Manager/Hiring Department (pick 1 depending on how big the company sounds)

I am interested in applying for the (Insert job position here) that was (insert how you found the job here). My resume is included for your review.

My background includes extensive customer service experience in fast-paced environments (If you were in a lot of fast food/retail). Through those experiences I’ve developed a large focus on customer experience and satisfaction, that would easily fit within your company’s dedication to positive customer relations. Insert something specific to the company’s creed here. My skills include (relevant program/being eager to learn new skills), (a thing you can do), and (probably something like “reliable work pace”).

I would sincerely appreciate getting to meet with you to talk about this opportunity further. Please feel free to email me or call to get in contact with me. Thank you very much for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Your name again

Enclosure (it means a resume is attached too)

Short, sweet, to the point, and totally valid in p much any workplace. I wrote this up as a homework assignment for a business class and oh man it’s helped me out so much. 

  • If you wanna write your own just keep the general structure the same: 
  • 1st paragraph: what the job is, how you found it, you have a resume for them
  • 2nd paragraph: Your background, what you learned, how you would fit in, show you read a little bit abt the company, what you can do
  • 3rd paragraph: You wanna talk abt this in an interview, call or email you, thank them for their time

You can do this, cover letters don’t have to be intimidating!

I’m not sure my job could get any more fun. Discovered that dwarf mongoose enjoy popping bubbles. 

 This is the first time they received this enrichment- they weren’t sure what to think at first (especially because the machine makes a whirring noise) but then they got into it. Zookeeping win. Obviously mongoose would never see bubbles in the wild but this enrichment provides them with a novel, fun thing to watch and play with!

@aquaristlifeforme pls tell me your otters love bubbles

(Ignore the audio- I took this video in the public area and there’s just general chatter and some snippets of another animal demo in the background)

I’m bitter AND sticky so let’s get gooey on topic!

People just? forgot that ton of season 3 episode’s visuals are  actually amazing? I mean it could be just me but this season clearly trowed a ton of budget into some scenes an episodes! 

Super Watermelon Island got an amazing fluid fight scene between two giant women and it was as energetic as it sounds 

Gem drill, even tho it was pretty chilly on animation, had ton of detail on Steven’s faces, I find it like such a sweet detail having in mind the episode was focusing a ton on Steven and his connection with the cluster 

(this is my personal favorite)

Hit the diamond had a TON of characters on-screen at the same time, having in mind 5 of them where new characters and they had to design new clothing for 5 of them 

Even though my favorite part of this episode is the bond between Amethyst and Peridot, I think Too Short To Ride was pretty consistent, I am in love every time they put little lines under the eyes of the characters because it usually helps to remark the emotion they are feeling, is personal. 

Stevonnie’s back for Beach City Drift and the thing I like the most about this episode is the backgrounds and the color choices, they are AMAZING and pretty relaxing to watch on their own. 

Monster reunion was pretty harsh to see for me because painful scenes (aka scenes where the character is clearly in pain) make me feel incredibly bad, but I again shot out how they draw emotions and the subtle lines that make it all even better. 

More than for animation itself, I praise a lot Alone At Sea because of writing and atmosphere, and the last one really works, I felt incredibly… tense, when Jasper showed up, how she acted and the way she expressed herself, and how the colors got dark and the rain around it… just gosh

Even tho it was a pretty okay-o episode in general, I really liked Gem Hunt’s backgrounds, the whites and cold tones made a good mix with Jasper’s colors and really helped her to pop out! 

I’ve talked a lot about Bismuth, so at this point everything would feel redundant, so I’ll just say that the first and last scenes have pretty good colors, one being calm pastel tones and the other reddish dark tones #BRINGHERBACK2K17

And finally, Bubbled, which has some on the most beautiful space backgrounds i’ve seen in an animation product, is the feeling of emptiness that makes the most of the episode personally, how is literally just Steven and Eyeball and Eyeball pretty much tries to kill him, in other situations you can think about something going on, but is the fact that they are in space what makes it feel… well… empty, giving more focus to the characters that contrast the most in a sea of dark cold tones and blacks! 

if Hamilton had come out during the Glee Era, this is what the episode basically would be

- Opening scene: ND in the classroom talking among themselves. Schue walks in wearing full period costume. Everyone is confused and a little ashamed. Schue tells them he’s discovered they’re all failing history, and one of them tells him history is just SO BORING. 

 - cut to a scene of somehow all the kids in the same class in various stages of unconsciousness while a Professor Binns type teacher drones on about the war of 1812. 

- Schue assures them history is TOTALLY COOL, informs them about Hamilton, tries to white rap his way through either Guns and Ships or Yorktown. Santana makes that “why am I surrounded by white fools” face that she always makes. Hamilton is the assignment this week, even though COMPETITION looms in the future, but when have they ever actually practiced before the week of? 

- Blaine has been super friendly with some guy from Dalton or from Hairgellers Anonymous or something, is constantly liking his posts on FB. Kurt sings “Burn” over a montage of Blaine ignoring him in ridiculous situations that no one would ever be on their phone during. 

- Rachel has decided this week is one of the weeks where she’s aggressive about becoming a star, sings Satisfied. 

- Tensions are getting high, so Artie flawlessly white boy raps through “What’d I Miss” while Mike dances, to lighten the mood. 

- The kids are learning about Hamilton, but Schue is worried they’re not REALLY learning the point he’s trying to get at. 

- Probably the Unholy Trinity sings “Schuyler Sisters” 

- Schue walks back in on the kids excitedly talking about the show and/or history in general. Smiles that smile he smiles when he thinks he’s a good teacher. “See you guys? History is now. You’re the founding fathers. You’re the underdogs. Your time is coming, you just have to wait for it.” 

- New Directions: YEAH! 

- The group sings “Wait for It” in the auditorium either in full costume, or wearing just vaguely matching outfits. Finn takes lead, but Mercedes comes in on the middle solo. 

- They all smile at each other at the end, while Schue makes that face again. 

- Sue is in the background glowering that ND has managed to not fall apart yet again.

time-travel au except instead of anakin/obi-wan/padmé going back in time, it’s one or a few of the Brothers

can you imagine what that would be like?

qui-gon and obi-wan are fighting darth maul on naboo, maul is clearly winning, and out of nowhere there’s this h u g e surge in the force

everyone is disoriented, maul recovers first and moves to deliver a killing blow, and all of a sudden he gets shot in the back like 27 times

in the background there’s the nearly incoherent babble of “kriffing hells that hurt what was it what happened holy shit that’s a sith that is definitely a sith should we shoot it sir we should definitely shoot it it’s about to kill a general we have to help did we kill it is it dead it’s gotta be dead now go check it i don’t want to check it let’s just shoot it again there it’s gotta be dead now are you alright generals”

maul is definitely dead, the energy shield things power down, obi-wan rushes to his master’s side and the incoherent babble gets louder as they’re suddenly surrounded by a team of men in white and blue armor all scrambling to provide aid

obi-wan, satisfied that his master isn’t going to get himself fucking m u r d e r e d any time soon, turns to examine to newcomers

a hush falls over the group when they see his face

then, out of the silence, comes “….holy kriff, sir, your boyfriend is a b a b y” followed by one of the men smacking the back of another’s helmet with a loud crack and growling “shut the fuck up, fives”

everyone is very confused for the foreseeable future

(bonus: the Brothers are d e l i g h t e d to meet baby!anakin, and he is equally delighted. no one else is delighted by a group of highly-trained soldiers calling a 9yo “general” and visibly restraining themselves from doing exactly what he tells them at all times.)

Smells like teen primadonna spirit.

Bit of background. My little brother was in a high school band, and although I was never part of it, I used to drive them around to gigs and occasionally to the studio. I could drive, and if I helped my little brother out, it meant I got to borrow our Mother’s car for a while, so it wasn’t entirely altruistic.

As well as lil bro (guitar), there was also Kev (vocals), Bob (guitar) and Dave (drums).

This was in the late ‘90s, I was about 19-20 during these events, Lil’ Bro is 2 years younger than me. They were a rock/grunge band. Kev was very much the ringleader. His Dad worked for a local radio station at a town about 100 miles away, and Kev would often insist on making decisions for the band because his Dad’s background trumped everything. His Dad was a producer.
Mostly all happy times, although Kev would often pick on Dave, and drummers in general. “What do you call a guy who hangs out with musicians? A drummer.” Etc.

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little things I love about the fma fandom:

  • fan art for EVERYONE even though the cast is fucking massive. You want are of Catherine Armstrong? You bet! Frank Archer, who was literally invented solely for the purpose of being a twat 03? Tons! The dude from the background in Briggs with cool hair? You bet your ass Briggs Cool Hair Guy has art.
  • stupid short jokes we’re allowed to make since we’re all taller than our protagonist
  • “tiny miniskirts” could easily be the worst Annoying Fandom Catchphrase ever (and I’ll admit it probably was in the years following fma03) but these days I just see it used as an excuse to draw Roy Mustang in revealing clothing and who doesn’t love that?
  • those three weeks or so where there were flower crown edits everywhere, that was a good time
  • the general consensus that the correct term for Greed and Ling’s relationship is “roommates
    • the numerous AUs that accordingly write them as actual roommates
  • just the general fact that we’re still a thing?? like how the heck have we held so strong, by fandom standards we are elderly but we’re still kicking!
  • Olivier Mira Armstrong could beat up pretty much anyone in the fandom and we all know we’d thank her
    • but then there’s also a few people who are Extra in love with her, usually also along with the rest of Briggs. Bless them
  • here come the kimble
  • seriously, bless badlydrawnanime
  • royai shippers just fucking revelling in having the best dang straight ship anyone could dream of
  • still SO bitter about characters’ deaths (some of which happened more than a decade ago if you measure by the manga’s publication!) and probably more hypersensitive to jokes about them than any other fandom I’ve been in, yet also way, way more likely to make those infuriating jokes. We straight-up can’t help ourselves.
    • like I literally own a shirt that makes an “arm and a leg” joke it’s the most infuriating item of clothing I own any I love it
    • we basically wrote the book on Dead Anime Mom jokes, get on our level aaron jägerbomb
    • maes hughes. full stop.
  • the truest unifying constant through the years of our incredible, indelible loathing for Shou Tucker
  • Greed fans in general. Just… why are we like this. Help.
  • pretty chill as fandoms go? Not a whole lot of drama? thank god??
    • and as far as I’ve seen no drama specifically between 03 fans and manga/brohood fans like OH MY GOD can you imagine how annoying we’d be if that was a thing?
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  • sassy alphonse
  • snap snap spark spark

With the “Wanted” event coming up I’m going to talk about something that’s been bugging me about su that I don’t see many other people talking about and the reason I am preemptively pissed off about the whole thing: Backgrounds

When su started the backgrounds where always really nicely done and a huge part of why i loved the show as it really didn’t look like a ton of other shows out there. Even with other shows that had more detailed backgrounds like gravity falls (especially towards the end) I always felt that su’s had the most stylistic cohesion which I admit is a personal bias but what the hell.

Backgrounds were creative, very nice looking and fit with the character designs very well and they still look really pretty.

I mean look at these! they’re so nice and sparkly and detailed! there was effort and style and substance and it looks great.

Back when homeworld had just been introduced i saw a lot of fan concepts about what it would look like and i was super pumped to see it since it would be an entirely new and creative environment that a talented group of artists would be creating and visualizing. Now we’re actually going (technically for the second time) and what do we get?

literally just colors in geometric shapes for character to float around in.

even in the more detailed shots they still don’t try that hard

they’re still messy and not quite as detailed.

su has been suffering from backgroung-sucking-itis for a while now and in my humble opinion watching this happen over the seasons it’s been a downward slope of less effort being put in and a reliance on the soft lined gradient style of the backgrounds.

not only have the backgrounds become less detailed but now the characters don’t even blend in with the backgrounds and just kind of.. float

the sharp thick lines and bright colors of the characters and the soft thin-lined pastel backgrounds don’t… really,, blend anymore and no one has shadows and where both the characters and bg are steadily looking worse its just.. sad at this point.

i started this post planning to rant and honestly? im just sad and disappointed and the backgrounds aren’t shiny and sparkly and nice anymore and all the characters look really ugly and homeworld looks like some random abstract screensavers and im.. tired.

Creating Diversity from Generic White Script

So, I’m taking a screenwriting class, where we’re writing a short film script. I’m writing basically a story about an RA who’s struggling through the stress of like, cyclical catching students misbehaving, writing them up, school etc. My issue is, it’s a script, and something our prof has talked about is how it’s important to actively build diversity into the story to avoid the hollywood ‘Best (white person) For The Role’ which makes a lot of sense, but on the other hand, my story idea is currently… entirely generic, i.e. 

I’m at that point where I have to make a decision about whether it would be fruitful to specify the race/ethnicities of certain characters. But my problem is, some of the characters speak very little, and most of them say things basically any student would say in the same situation. Even my main character speaks mostly in a professional context using basic RA lines like ‘hand over your IDs.’ 

Because it’s a script, it seems really weird to me to say, okay this character is asian, but then there’s no real reason for them to be or not to be, say, black, or latina, or mixed, etc.? At this point, I have to decide moving forward whether to build my characters to incorporate some indicators of specific racial/ethnic background (linguistic quirks, etc.), but I don’t know a) whether I should or not because it seems necessary only because of trying to subvert an all white cast, and b) how I might even go about this, again, seemingly arbitrary process. 

So how can I build diversity into a script that’s relatively generic without it feeling arbitrary or canned? Or without specifically indicating race/ethnicity in a context in which it wouldn’t really be addressed outwardly?

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Your professor is correct. It’s time to normalize People of Color in scripts, stories, in all forms of media. White is still very much the default for Hollywood and clearly your script as you struggle to place us just existing without it feeling unnatural or obtrusive.  You question whether it is fruitful to specify race where race won’t be addressed. I say it is. This is exactly what many of us want, just a story where we’re included and treated as human beings doing things, with agency, and not table settings and decorations for white characters to interact with.

It seems unnatural or unnecessary to specify race to you because you’re used to the default being white people who don’t need an introduction of race. It’s time to just stop feeling the need to have to explain our existence and just let us be there. Let us exist.

At this point, I have to decide moving forward whether to build my characters to incorporate some indicators of specific racial/ethnic background (linguistic quirks, etc.), but I don’t know a) whether I should or not because it seems necessary only because of trying to subvert an all white cast, and b) how I might even go about this, again, seemingly arbitrary process.

Why not add cultural and personal details, though? Even in the small ways? Honestly, if people are only speaking in professional terms and doing generic actions void of much emotion and personality, your story may come off as bland and the characters undeveloped and unmemorable. Perhaps I don’t have a full understanding of what you’re doing with this script, though.

The way people speak and the words they say, the way they react to things, it’s all informed by where we come from and who we are. You could show culture with a name, from the lunch they eat, the words they mumble in their native tongue in frustration…and those things come off as much more engaging to me than just White/Generic/Everyman does generic/ professional things.

~Mod Colette

I agree. We’d love stories where we’re the protags, but there isn’t a lot of hullaballoo about our identity. But that doesn’t mean wiping the slate completely.

(I’m thinking of a recent video featuring Martellus Bennett of the NE Patriots and how he actually has a book series with a Black protag going on adventures, and how he talked about the importance of having Black characters having their own stories that weren’t just about their identities.)

-Mod Jess

How to solve your problem: backstory.

Any generic script can be modified to PoC, depending on your definition of “generic.” If by “generic” you mean “ethnically uncoded"— well, you’re wrong. Generic is very ethnically coded. It’s white coded. You just don’t notice it because it’s the same markers in your life. If you watch something like Black-ish or Fresh Off the Boat, you’ll see the differences in ethnic coding in a family suburban sitcom.

If by “generic” you mean “uses archetypes familiar to the genre”, then you’re dealing with a situation where there really genuinely isn’t any race marker. As I mentioned— Black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat are family suburban sitcoms. These are generic plots, made different by asking: what would this ethnic group experience in this context?

You don’t seem to know enough about diverse ethnic groups in order to insert them into the narrative. Black people, for example, tend to dress more professionally than is required. This is because the markers of “casual and cool” for a white person (jeans, t-shirt, sneakers) are seen as “slob and inexperienced” for a black person. There are hundreds of examples like this, if you start looking.

As Colette said: you’re used to the default being white people. All of us are! This is something you have to actively unlearn. But the way to unlearn it is to ask the same questions you do in general character building. 

Things like:

- How does this character’s background impact their behaviour?

- How do others see them? (Note- cultural markers like the above dressing professionally example heavily influence this)

- How did their parents push them?

- How do they want to be seen?

In order to build race into your characters, you have to get out of your all-white box and start to understand our perspectives. Just like you learn to write a whole bunch of different white people in writing, learn to write a whole bunch of Black, or Latinx, or East Asian, or South Asian people. We’re all still people, but our experiences have shaped us for who we are— just like white people.
When building characters, you have to ask yourself all of the questions about who they are and how they’re seen in order to write anything good. These are the steps for any character building, so if you’re thinking there’s too much work involved… well, sorry, no, there really isn’t. Not in this industry. 

You live and die by your ability to create relatable characters, and in order to do that, you have to build backstory. And in order to build diversity in, you have to learn how to craft a PoC backstories that have just as much nuance and variety as white backstories.

~Mod Lesya

The problem with the show's Northern Plot

It amazes me how replacing Sansa’s Vale plot with the Northern plot has fucked over every one of the Stark siblings.

The Northern plot of the books encompasses Jeyne Poole’s story, the North actually remembering, Stannis rallying it’s lords, Davos going to find Rickon, armies marching for “Ned’s little girl”, Jon’s personal connections with Ramsay and dying to save Arya…. all of which was wrapped into Sansa’s mishmash of a plot in s5-7.

And god did that screw everything up for the Starks.

I mean on Sansa’s side she loses her entire training arc. Post ASoS/s3-4 is so clearly the “training montage” phase for the Starklings preparing them for the next stage of their journey. (Which makes sense with the original 5 year jump). Bran’s training with the 3 Eyed Raven, Arya with the Faceless Men and Jon with the Night’s Watch as Lord Commander. Cutting out Sansa’s Vale plot means skipping the part where she actually learns things – politics, manipulation, “playing the game”, even running a freaking household – in favour of being abused for yet another season.

Sure D&D still gave her all those skills – and more – in s6 and 7. But all that ended up doing was raise criticisms of Sansa being a Mary Sue and that she was pulling all these random abilities out of a hat. How is Sansa this amazing politician? Why should she be Lady of WF with no experience? How does she know how to prepare WF for winter? Or lead all the Northern lords? Why is she the only person who knows how to design armour?

Which leads on to the screwing over of all the other Starks roles. Putting Sansa in the North has completely undermined all her sibling’s importance to the Northern plot. What’s more, D&D removed attachments Jon, Arya, Bran and Rickon have to the North and Winterfell, while increasing Sansa’s despite her having the least in the books.  

Because, and I can’t believe this is still a debate, in the books Sansa was always the least Northern and most Southern of all her siblings. That’s not an insult or implying she’s lesser because of it. That’s how her character was designed.

Let’s play Which of these characters is the most logical to become ruler of Winterfell and the North:

a) The Builder: Every-Stark-generation-must-have-a-Bran, training in ancient Northern magic basically, been in the North the whole time, was actually taught how to rule WF as it’s lord, was “the Stark in WF”, knows parts of WF that no one else does and literally compares himself with it, trueborn son, warg, wolf living.

b) Literal Queen of the Wolves: Only trueborn child to inherit the Stark look, her wolf/other half leading a giant pack, has the most wolf imagery/association of all the Starklings, has “the wolf blood” refers to people as her pack, Northerners marching in her name, has casual chats with the old gods, dislikes the South and Southern ways, constantly meeting and helping Northeners on her journey, warg, wolf living. 

c) Lord Commander: Spent the whole time in the North, had a ton of leadership training, serving Northern institution, alliances with Wildings, inherited the Stark look, warg, wolf living.

d) The Lady: Learned Southern ways and Southern politics, married off to a Southerner, struck out of succession, few references/connections to the North,  no warg, dead wolf. 

I mean really, how is this a discussion.

But in the show, Sansa is the one who returns first, gets speeches about how Winterfell is her home, persuades Jon to retake their home, attempts to rally the Northerners, kills Ramsay, gets a shit ton of focus as Lady of Winterfell and negotiates with the Northern lords. Her Southern connections, Robb striking her out his will and even as far back as her actions betraying Ned to Cersei are removed.

Meanwhile her siblings…

Rickon – Plot with Davos searching for him to rally the Northern lords? Gone. Rickon is a pawn to get Sansa and Jon to face Ramsay and killed off.

Bran – Intimately connected with Winterfell and still clinging to his identity? The significance of having the Stakiest of Stark names? References to his place as heir to WF? Gone. Bran of the show is a living google search bar, largely it seems to justify why Sansa remains Lady of WF/Ruler of the North when he rocks up again.  

Arya – Jesus christ where to start. “The lone wolf dies, but the pack survives,” Jeyne Poole posing as her, the Northern lords rallying for ‘Ned’s little girl’? Even further back, every Northener she meets along her journey, her warging abilities, link with Nymeria, her taking on Northern justice of passing the sentence/swinging the sword and her conversation with the actual old gods of the North? Gone. But Sansa gets the lone wolf line, passes judgement, reclaiming WF, leading the charge against Ramsay.

Jon – Implication he was made Robb’s heir, his personal hatred of Ramsay because of Arya, dying because he tried to save Arya from Ramsay? Gone. Yes he was made KitN but in a way that made him look like a dick and to get the audience on Sansa’s side thanks to her moving with no justification because Sansa was in the North instead of the Vale and they removed Robb’s will which would give Jon justification. Instead of working against Ramsay to rescue Arya, it’s connected to Sansa and what Sansa suffered at Ramsay’s hands.

Also, the general fact that Sansa sets up home base at Winterfell with all its people…. while Arya and Bran just get welcomed home by her then fade into the background so she can get on with being ruler of Winterfell.

Not only does is all the pack/family emphasis of the Starks go to Sansa but she’s acknowledged as the leader as well. Which utterly undermines the rest of the Starkling’s abilities, characterization and importance.

Now, obviously not every removal of Jon, Arya, Bran and Rickon’s Northern connections was because of Sansa. But it’s pretty damn obvious that D&D weakened all of their significance to prop up Sansa. Because apparently her actual plot wrapped up in the South and politics and the game wasn’t good enough.  

So, when people ask why I get pissed off at the idea of Sansa as QITN? Because D&D had to take down every single one of her more Northern-leaning siblings to justify her getting that position.

in defense of the death note anime

dated animation? check. rushed second arc? check. glosses over most of L’s moral ambiguity? definitely. the entirety of episode 25? yikes. 

the death note anime is far from perfect (as is its source material), and I agree 1000% with all the criticisms floating around the internet (halle’s interrupted shower, mikami and light in the final episode, the pseudo-biblical footwashing, near’s character assassination, certain changes to dialogue and flow of the story). but, all things considered, i think they did a pretty fantastic job. so here is an appreciation post for the great things about the death note anime:

  • the music. I’ve seen this anime about 50 times and light’s speech in episode 37 always gives me chills, just because of the choral theme in the background. there are so many fantastic musical moments in the series: kyrie and all its variations in the first episode, misa’s waltz, the shinigami realm themes, light’s melancholy leitmotif (i am sorry), the gentle piano moments, L’s badass theme and its variations, low of solipsism for the energetic name-writing. musically, this anime is a masterpiece. 
  • no filler scenes, at all. even the recap episode is sort of…necessary, in a way, just because it comes after such a pivotal moment in the series and it’s nice to just sit back and recall everything that’s happened so far just to regroup.
  • the voice acting. holy mother of god, every single cast member, japanese and english, was absolutely 100% on point. mamoru miyano is a legend. brad swaile killed it (lol). alessandro juliani is L to me. special shoutout to karl willems for arranging the english cast and bringing all these actors together. i usually avoid dubbed anime, but this is my one exception. the sound mixing was fantastic as well.
  • (also: chris britton as soichiro. his delivery on ‘from one murderer to another, i’ll see you in hell’ has never not profoundly terrified me. what an amazing VA.)
  • the color keys, the backgrounds, the ‘sets’, if you will. death note has some really beautiful, detailed sequences of skies and cityscapes.

on a more general note, just the fact that it exists and it got so many people (myself included) interested in this incredible story is a wonderful thing. it’s certainly not perfect, but i know that many, many people found the anime before finding the manga. here we all are today, making edits and writing meta and just having a good time. whatever the medium, i’m glad it exists. 

“Tale as old as time…”

My official redesign of the Beauty and the Beast 2017 ballgown. I tried to keep the general design of the new version while making it historically accurate. Think of her as a living golden rose.

bts ➸ as boyfriends

seokjin:
• a prince who’ll definitely treat you like his princess
• loves taking you out to eat
• thats basically what most of your dates are
• likes to go out during midnight, to also get more food
• wraps his arms around you and pulls you close to him so your face is in his chest
• never wants to let you go when he hugs you
• takes nonstop selfies bc he thinks you guys are too cute
• waking up next to him would be so nice
• you’d see his sleepy face, and a tiny grin appear when you tell him good morning
• and he’d get up immediately to make you guys breakfast
• sometimes while he cooks you’d see his toned back when he doesnt have a shirt on
• which you never complain about
• kisses all day !!
• he loves kissing you
• every kiss would be sweet and soft
• always always always makes sure you’ve eaten
• if not he’d be super worried and frantic bc he wants his baby to be well fed and healthy
• “have you eaten today ?”
• “no, not y-”
• “WHAT - give me sec i’ll make you something really quick !!”
• then lectures you to start eating more often and that it’s unhealthy to skip meals, etc
• when he gets upset he comes home and pretends nothing is wrong
• but you know something is up, because he isn’t as smiley as he usually is
• so you give him the biggest hug and tell him how much you love him repeatedly
• and he always wonders how he ended up with someone as wonderful as you and how lucky he is


yoongi:
• days would usually be spent at home or in the studio
• loves it when you stay up with him while he works even though he knows you’re tired
• finds it cute when you’re sleepy
• likes sitting down with you and sipping on coffee
• a smol softie when its just the two of you alone
• LOVES CUDDLING
• a huge cuddler and loves snuggling in bed and being really close
• just likes having you in his arms in general
• and if you fall asleep in the studio while he’s working on some things
• his eyes always glance back at you every 2 sec to make sure you’re sleeping well
• his gummy smile never fails to appear when you do something incredibly cute
• “what are you smiling for ?”
• “you can be really cute sometimes.”
• likes making you blush bc he finds it amusing
• gets flustered and blushes even more when you compliment him back tho
• when he writes lyrics, he always tends to think about you to inspire him
• sometimes writes letters to give to you to write in words about how much he loves you
• he fave place to kiss you is on the lips or the back of your hand
• loves holding your hand
• tries to hold back a smile after every kiss you have


namjoon:
• having namjoon as your boyfriend would be so wonderful
• very aesthetic
• would have you take his kim daily pics
• does anything with you
• like is down to do whatever, as long as you’re having a good time
• casual & cute dates
• he’s a really selfless person so he tries to be the best boyfriend
• holds your hand tightly when you walk side by side
• hugs you so tight and tells you about how cute you are to him and how much he loves you
• he’s soooo smiley with you around
• your presence just makes him so happy that he can’t help but smile
• the two of you could literally be watching something he doesnt really find interest in, but you did and he sees that you’re interested in it
• and smiles bc you focusing intensely on it is adorable to him
• deep conversations or meaningless topics
• there was no in between
• reads you his favorite sections of his favorite books
• kisses on the cheek, bc he thinks your cheeks are really soft
• shares his hoodies with you, and is never surprised when they’re missing the next day
• he’s really clumsy, so when he hurts himself he hesitates to tell you bc he doesnt want you to worry about him
• even tho you find out anyways
• finds you irresistible as you try to aid his wounds
• “how did you even manage to trip and fall like that ??”
• “i guess i cant stop falling for you”


hoseok:
• will make you happy 24/7
• his bright aura shines so much when you’re together
• and he gets 10x happier when you’re around him bc he’s just so in love with you
• always gives you kind words of affection
• likes to bring you into the studio so he can show you new choreographies he came up with
• and gets shy when you compliment the dance and tell him how much you loved it
• “omg hoseok that was so amazing !!”
• “do you really think so?” *face turns to a tomato*
• isn’t afraid to be himself around you
• when he’s self-conscious about himself, he has that pouty face shown
• and never wants to talk about it so you two always end up cuddling with you telling him how great of a person he is and that he shouldnt worry if people try to say otherwise
• likes it when you play with his hair bc it feels nice
• library & cafe dates for sure
• cuddles are so nice and warm
• likes being the big spoon, bc he loves hugging you from behind so much
• matching pjs
• noSE KISSES !!
• like you’d both give each other gentle pecks on the tip of your noses
• and it’s so cuteeee even strangers in public would admire the love they see you have for each other
• but also neck kisses in private
• always shows skin ship and is never afraid to show it
• before you two go to sleep he’ll sometimes offer to sing to you
• and ofc you accept bc hoseok’s singing is beautiful


jimin:
• so. many. giggles.
• like that one cute little laugh that comes out ?
• yeah that’s the one
• you’ll ALWAYS hear it bc he just thinks you’re so dang adorable and cant help it
• loves back hugging you and resting his head on your shoulder
• and then he tends to kiss your cheek in the process
• his camera roll will be filled w a bunch of pictures of you together
• he likes to cherish every moment you two spend together
• cuddles are the best with him
• when he’s away, he always makes sure to call you every morning and night
• deep conversations always somehow end with him explaining all the things he loves about you and how he wouldn’t know what to do without you by his side
• ice cream dates !!!!
• midnight runs just to go get ice cream tae tags along sometimes
• also walks on the beach to watch the sunset
• is so overly sweet to you, it’s like impossible for him to ever get mad at you
• “please don’t get mad, but i lost your favorite hoodie”
• “ahh, i’m not mad. it’ll give us a reason to get matching ones now !!”
• “omg jimin”
• he’s very touchy with you, so he’ll have a hand on you at all times
• sneakily grabs your butt from time to time
• in the morning you’d wake up and see him sleepily laying there with a smile on his face as he says “good morning beautiful”
• and then he lightly brushes his lips against yours and gives you a morning kiss


taehyung:
• big hugs every time he sees you
• he’s such a teddy bear that he’d be the best cuddler ever
• likes caressing your cheek softly
• in the morning when he wakes up you’ll be able to hear his super raspy voice
• when you’re laying down he tries to be as close as possible to you
• feels the need to always be around you
• when he’s away he’ll video chat you and text you every day if he’s not busy
• he’s really into art and photography at the moment
• so expect loads of candids of you on his phone
• and most of the time you don’t even realize how much he takes pictures of you
• he does it bc he finds it your beauty so breathtaking
• “why do you have so many pictures of me tae?”
• “because you’re the definition of art in my eyes”
• staying up late playing overwatch together
• just staying up late all the time in general
• they’re usually spent with you two laying next to each other in bed and sharing your deepest thoughts and wonders about the world
• or maybe late night walks while holding hands and enjoying each others presence
• loves kissing you anywhere
• but while hugging you from behind, he’d kiss you on the neck
• lots of laughs between you two over nothing
• but its cute
• your favorite songs would be playing in the background and he’d grab you by the hand and start singing to you
• reminds you how much he loves you everyday
• you’d be so important to him, that he’d always make sure you were okay when he’s not able to be with you


jungkook:
• you would be like best friends
• very competitive when it comes to games and sports
• so when you did either of the two, he’s not gonna go easy on you
• sometimes lets you win bc he loves seeing how happy you get when you finally beat him at something
• bowling dates for sure
• loves loves loves kissing you
• loves it more when you kiss him
• if you kiss his nose, he’ll smile widely and his nose would scrunch up
• very protective of you
• he’d get jealous if he saw you getting too close with another guy and then do that tongue thing
• or if another guy was getting too close to you, he’d step in right away and take you away from him
• he wouldnt get too mad over it bc he knows hes better
• sings you to sleep !!
• before you two go to bed, he’d be holding you in his arms
• and then he’d start singing your fave slow songs softly until you fall asleep
• hugs would be gentle as he wraps his arms around you
• caresses his thumb against your skin lightly as he holds your hand
• gets shy when it comes to saying his feelings out loud sometimes
• tells you he loves you whenever he plants a kiss on your forehead
• SEEING YOU IN HIS CLOTHES IS HIS FAVE THING
• like he’d see you walking around one of his many white t-shirts
• and the boy will forget how to breathe
• “jungkook are you okay??”
• “yeah, i’m fine - totally fine. no worries.”
• but then a few sec later he’d be so egotistical
• “so you seem to like my shirt huh?”
• “i had nothing else to w-”
• “i happen to think it looks better on you than on me. you should wear it more often”

Alix in the background is my favourite thing, I love her

Look how dead inside she is

Look at her spying on Adrien and Nino because she has no friends

Look at her laughing with glee at Marinette’s misfortune

She’s just so unimpressed at life in general, it’s wonderful

Just look at this tiny dork I can’t take this