and that sounds dirty lol

Anatomy of a fight

Since I’m fresh off having seen The Force Awakens for the sixth time yesterday, I wanted to write an analysis of the fight scene and the dynamics of the action. It’s a really fascinating sequence, and it’s worth considering in detail.

It begins when Finn and Rey are confronted by Kylo Ren in the forest. He is dishevelled and wounded - blood leaks from his side, and he beats his fist against his injury to fuel his pain and rage. Finn and Rey are both disgusted and frightened by him, and Rey is impassioned when she calls him a monster - this ties back to the interrogation scene, where Rey referred to Kylo as a “creature in a mask”. While he attempted to undermine that impression then by removing his mask and revealing his human face, the Rey who faces Kylo at the film’s climax - the Rey who witnessed the murder of Han Solo - is wiser and has learned that monsters can have very human faces. And Kylo himself has dispensed with any niceties. He tells Finn and Rey that Han Solo cannot save them, positioning himself as a predator preparing to attack two helpless, orphaned children lost in the woods. It could hardly be more fairy tale-esque if it tried.

I’ve seen various people say that Kylo was attempting to murder Rey by flinging her back into a tree after she attempts to fire at him, and while it’s clearly a cruel and violent gesture I really don’t think that was his intention. I think he planned on stunning her, which is exactly what he achieved. Kylo is painfully aware of Rey’s burgeoning powers (thus the many brief scenes of him stalking around Starkiller Base looking for her and receiving updates from stormies - he is conscious that he needs to stop her, and stop her quickly), and he knows immediately that she needs to be removed from the equation. His only miscalculation is in not knocking her out thoroughly enough - he merely dazes her, leaving her semi-conscious.

I analyse what’s going on with the “TRAITOR!” moment thoroughly here, so won’t repeat myself. Suffice to say that Finn inspires a frightening pitch of rage and malice in Kylo, and that this comes through in how he fights him. Particularly striking is the moment when Kylo and Finn have locked lightsabers, with Finn pressed against the tree and the crossguard of Kylo’s lightsaber burning a hole into Finn’s shoulder. Kylo’s face is alive with sadistic pleasure and malice as Finn screams in pain, and that’s the scream that stirs Rey to consciousness. Kylo is utterly indulgent of all his darkest impulses with Finn, and he demonstrates not even the remotest flicker of pity or respect for his victim. By slicing Finn’s spine open, Kylo wants to damage and ruin him - it’s the ultimate payback for Finn’s treachery, in all its manifestations.

The scene where the lightsaber flies past Kylo to Rey is easily one of the most powerful moments in the film, and it’s stupendously played by the actors. They form a tableau against the snow, with Kylo seeming to move his arm in slow motion as he regards Rey with a strange mix of awe, wonder and disbelief. When he looks at her in the film, it’s the same moment where he says “it is you” to himself in the novelisation. He knows who she is, and is electrified by that knowledge.

The main fight between Rey and Kylo can be neatly divided into two stages: before and after the offer. Before, Rey is very much at a disadvantage - while her strength is extraordinary, her fear and inexperience are vividly on display, and she focuses most of her energies on putting distance between herself and Kylo. She’s constantly scrabbling up rock faces and staggering back, aware she needs the distance if she’s to stand a chance. For his part, Kylo fights mostly defensively when Rey attempts to strike him - he takes a few swipes at her feet, presumably to try and disable her, but isn’t truly on the offensive. His approach with Rey could hardly be more different from his approach with Finn - he shows no desire to destroy or humiliate her, only a need to stop her.

When they both reach the precipice, the moment is a filmed in a way that underlines Rey’s massive disadvantage and apparent helplessness. Her body is bent backwards, close to falling, from the power of Kylo’s blade pressing fiercely against hers. Her face is contorted with fear and despair, alight with terror, and Kylo is clearly on the brink of victory.

And this is when he makes what is perhaps his singlemost ruinous error of judgement. Instead of finishing the fight as logic dictates he should, he offers to become Rey’s teacher. There is no mention of Snoke or even the Dark side - Kylo is intent only on Rey, and the offer he makes is an offer made between the two of them. In short, Kylo is ruined by his self-indulgence - his regard for and fascination with Rey win out over his duty to Snoke. He selfishly wants her to himself, and his vanity and arrogance mean he thinks he has her in a position that will force her to submit.

When Rey closes her eyes she is clearly drawing on the Force for strength. Ridley’s performance is particularly brilliant here, with her face transmuting away from exquisite peace and serenity the moment she adopts an animalistic snarl. While the Light side of the Force enabled her to steady herself and resist Kylo’s temptation, the Dark side of the Force is what empowers her to strike back against Kylo with rage and fury. The Dark side is fuelled by passion, and that’s the word that best describes Rey in the second half of the fight. She is transformed by her rage, becoming unstoppable and relentless. She is slender and small, and her size alone should mean she doesn’t stand a chance - but she’s powered by something greater than herself, something that means she can wrestle with a man far stronger and taller than she is and overpower him. 

At the culmination of the fight, Rey’s approach to Kylo is disturbingly reminiscent of Kylo’s approach to Finn. They both appear to derive a kind of satisfaction from causing pain, dealing out unnecessary, brutal blows intended to scar, punish and humiliate their recipient. Rey didn’t need to brand Kylo’s face, but she clearly wanted to, even if only for the moment it took to make the strike - and that, I think, is the biggest hint we have about the direction that’s going to be taken in Episode VIII.

Right, that’s my latest bit of meta delivered for your reading pleasure! As always, this is just my interpretation - I welcome discussion, so would love for any of you to bounce your ideas off me. Let me know what you make of my take, and present your own!

anonymous asked:

Since when does shipping a heterosexual ship make you heterosexual lmao??? for a member of a website that tells people to stop throwing around baseless labels, that's lowkey hypocritical. As a queer person am I suddenly banned from shipping all het ships or else??? Be "outcasted" as a heterosexual??? Which is suddenly a dirty word??? Like?? Sorry lol I realize that I sound angrier than I am (I'm not at all lol just slightly incredulous) lmao I'm just trying to understand my guy

no, im pissed at heterosexuals that base romances on barely any interaction, no interaction, or eye contact.

its the str8s who think “FIGHTING IS A HEALTHY PART OF RELATIONSHIPS” that ship things like Jack x Ashi (because 1) ASHI IS TRYING TO KILL JACK 2)she’s a TEEN and Jack is 75)

there’s absolutely nothing wrong with shipping “het” ships, regardless of gender or sexuality (a lot of my ships are mxf, and im a demigirl and bi) but its mainly straight people that seem to ship unhealthy dynamics, i.e. ships that are pedophilic, and ships that could be abusive, which Jack x Ashi has both.

so when i call Jack x Ashi “heterosexual nonsense” I mean that because it’s an unhealthy ship, and straight ppl tend to see “relationships” in the most shallow of places.

anonymous asked:

I wonder what your shipname would be. Maybe Rimmy? Although on second thought that sounds kinda dirty. Sorry! *blushes* *throws with fluffy cotton balls*

lol you’re so cute anon! Actually our ship name is Rimmy ;) I said it jokingly while writing smut but it made sense so whenever we collaborate on a fic, it’s called a Rimmy baby :) @mintsugakookies It’s a great name isn’t it?

[RadioSubs] DearGirl Stories #11

omg…i survived subbing this O.O my brain was close to exploding hearing three people talking at the same time and acting as dorks

Finally, a fully subbed DGS episode that you all have been waiting for!! (or at least a few of you lol) This was not easy to sub so be grateful!! xD and no, I will not be subbing full episodes for every other DGS episode…I WILL NOT survive…If you want to know, the next DGS episode I intend to sub in full is #18 when Sugita Tomokazu comes to play~

Anyway, it’s the first time a guest joins the DGS gang (and the beginning of DG5 lol) and of course, the C&D pair made sure it turns into a ‘fun’ episode for our poor guest…Also a certain N-mura seiyuu is mentioned here for the first time of many times in this show…

Some notes and Japanese language fun facts/dictionary:

Angen Youtaka (安元洋貴) - maybe a lot of you know it already but the reason Yasumoto Hiroki gained the nickname Angen Youtaka was simply because each kanji in his name was read in an alternative way…that’s it lol

Honnyarara (ほんにゃらら) - when I first heard this term, I thought it sounded like a dirty word lol. well it could be, depending on the context haha. It simply refers to the circle thing when they are trying to censor a thing or something…so in this case, Monster Hunter was Monster OO or OO Hunter and honnyarara pretty much refers to those circles…

izakaya (居酒屋) - generally means a bar or pub with food…so izakaya talk refers to what they say over drinks…which probably includes a lot of ‘unairable’ content

wakiase (脇汗) - literally means armpit sweat…I feel awkward typing ‘armpit sweat’ every time they mention it so I just left it as wakiase… a famous trademark of OnoD, as you shall learn in subsequent episodes…Also this term first appeared in Episode 8. I subbed that part, go check it out~

kamu (噛む) - most basic meaning is to bite or chew (food), but in the seiyuu world, this refers to tripping over words, or fumbling over words etc…everytime a seiyuu makes a mistake in his script, this word comes up often…other variations you might hear are kamikami, kanjau, kanda etc

risualto  asked:

I think you're a wonderful presence in the Y!!!OI fandom. Also, do you have a favorite canon Victuuri moment? And if so, what is it?

Risuuu! You’re always so kind! Thank you!

This moment right there! It’s the moment when Yuuri realizes that his idol (the figure skating living legend) is right in front of him and out of breath while Yuuri would easily go for another round (lol that sounds … really dirty)

Which means, that his idol isn’t as perfect as he thought. Victor is not as flawless as he seems! This was really important for the sake of their relationship development imo

-Interview with Yokotani Masahiro-

—I’m sure you had a lot of troubles come episode 10 to the finale, but if there were other difficult scenes, please tell us.
Makoto and Haruka’s bed talk… When I put it that way, it sounds dirty (lol). That part really changed between the three stages of first the screenplay, then the storyboard, and then in the studio during post-recording.

—Then what about Makoto?
Makoto is Haruka’s childhood friend and partner. The relationship of these two is really interesting. There are scenes once in awhile where it’s just the two of them and they’re so close that it almost makes you wonder, “What’s going on with these two……” (lol). If I grew too conscious about that, it would become indecent, so it was hard finding a good balance as I was writing the script.

—What did the director have to say about that?
Utsumi-san has a very concrete image in her mind. So, if I were to go too far, she would point out to me “That’s too much!” or “Makoto is looking at Haruka too much!” Writing scenes for these two was really a lot of work for me (lol).

Translation: great-blaster
Credits: uchi-uchi

From: Otomedia

anonymous asked:

Send me a character and I'll answer these: Abeno-san! Aaaand are you still going to continue to update Of Wisterias and Wildflowers? I love it so much and I hope you'll write more for the Fukigen na Mononokean fandom. Kayyy, bye! <3

Thanks! I’m emotionally invested to this fandom so yeah, though I don’t know if I could write another fic coz I’m kinda busy and my writing skills isn’t really that good…but still thank you! I’ll try to update it if I have the time.

Sooo, Abeno-san!

1. sexuality headcanon: 

straight…but secretly gay for Ashiya, shhh…  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Abeno: “Ashiya,” huh? 

Ashiya: Yes, it’s Ashiya.

Abeno: *staaaares and then moves closely* 

Ashiya: Wh-what is it? *feels uncomfortable*

Abeno: Huh (he’s actually pretty cute up close). 

Ashiya: ?

lol

2. OTP:

Abeno x Ashiya or Abeshiya with Abeno cherry on top

(though I don’t mind Ashiya topping but I prefer Abeno doing the plowing lol)

Oi that sounds really dirty to me Abeno-san. Possess Ashiya with what? snm toys perhaps?  ԅ(≖‿≖ԅ) lol

3. brotp:

Abeno x Yahiko. 

Abeno: Yahiko, you…didn’t have those ears on your head when we met before.

Yahiko: Oh, these? They’re a bonus just for you. Cute, right?

Abeno: *please-don’t-hit-on-me-look-face* (Ashiya is looking…) 

Yahiko just STAHP

4. notp:

uh I don’t honestly ship Rippou x Abeno but it’s not like that I abhor their pairing, everyone is free to ship whoever they like after all ^_^

Abeno: If you’re planning to flirt with me, I’ll make sure I’ll be on top *squeezes Rippou’s hand threateningly* 

Rippou: Seriously, Itsuki. STAHP.

lol

5. first headcanon that pops in my head:

He’s this cold, surly, hot, blond ikemen in a kimono who seems heartless at first but actually has a warmer side and softens over time. He’s not really honest, so he often expresses his feelings through actions than words. He’s also an old-fashioned type of person who would send you poems than flowers to express his love. In other words, Abeno is a tsundere through and through.

Abeno is just shy  (〃 ̄ω ̄〃ゞ

6. favorite line(s) from this character:

idiot, five-year-old, pain in the butt, a…shi…ya…kuuun (when he’s really pissed he kinda reminds me of Shizuo of Drrr) basically when he’s bitching about Ashiya, and of course this:

proof that he loves cares about his boyfie employee (●´艸`)ヾ

7. one way which i relate to this character:

I could fall asleep anywhere lol

yes, Ashiya. Please hit this sleepyhead harder lol 

8. things that gave me second hand embarrassment about this character:

none? If there’s someone, that would be Ashiya… 

OH WAIT

the cool Abeno-san had just kissed the wall or door. WAIT Y IS DIS SCENE NOT ANIMATED? I want to see Abeno-san kissing some wall, or door lol 

9. cinnamon roll or problematic fave:

problematic fave definitely. I’m weak to hot blond characters. Abeno is just hot even when he’s scowling lol. 

So, I was watching the video to the gif that I just re-blogged of Harry pretending to spank Louis on stage in Cardiff (shortly before Louis forgot his vocals) and you can see that prior to that Harry points to Louis and then Louis walks toward him. So I looked for more footage, and I found another video, and while you cannot see all of it, you can actually see that after Harry pointed to him, Louis pouted as he walked towards him before Harry pretended to spank him. At least that is what it looks like anyway in the VERY brief moment on video. (Credit to Monika Rozynek for the video.)