and the first post goes to

You don’t necessarily get to choose who you fall in love with. You don’t get to choose who makes you stutter when you talk to them for the first time. You don’t get to choose who makes your cheeks burn & turn bright red. You hope they don’t notice you staring but that one day when you look & they were already looking makes you just want to smile & your heart goes crazy. You don’t get to choose who makes your hands sweaty because you’re so nervous around them. You don’t get to choose who gives you butterflies at the thought of them or the mention of their name. Who you fall in love with is completely up to fate. But when you fall in love with them you can’t be anything but happy, because they are your happy & they are finally yours.
—  Aves Jordyn
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Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s dog Bisou first stole his heart. Now the Rottweiler mix is muscling in on his career.

The 9-year-old dog earned an impromptu cameo in Morgan’s latest film, “The Accidental Husband,” costarring Uma Thurman. “We were shooting in New York, and I had Bisou off-leash,” Morgan told the New York Post. “She came running up behind me like a crazy dog.”

The movie’s director, Griffin Dunne, decided to keep the spontaneous footage, and as they say in Hollywood, a star was born.

“Bisou’s become quite accustomed to being on sets,” Morgan says. “The first thing she figures out is the location of the food truck. If she ever goes missing, she turns up there, doing her ‘I haven’t eaten in 100 years’ thing.”

~Jeffrey on his pup, Bisou~

More langst

I got so many followers and stuff from the first one that I’m scared to post more. But they aren’t doing anything for me in my notes so…

-Lance is dying, and he’s sad because he never got to see earth again, then it starts raining, however, the rain definitely isn’t water. (acid rain?) and every drop brings so much more pain than he thought possible, but he ignores it and his mind goes back to all those days in the rain with his family and he’s happy

-as soon as Lance hears how his family thinks he’s dead he begs to go back and Allura finally agrees. but as he’s running up, before they notice him, he sees how happy they still are and Lance thinks that his family is better off not knowing he’s alive if he is just going to have to return to space and keep fighting bc he doesn’t know if he’s going to make it back again and doesn’t want them to get their hopes up.

-Lotor uses the fact that they’re from earth against them and he has something with Lance’s dna and uses it to find Lance’s family to blackmail him with.

-after Lance’s loud comments someone mutters something like, “it was out of everyone in the universe and the blue lion HAD to pick the most annoying one” and Lance hears it and so he begs Blue to pick someone else
–(wether or not he convinces her to is up to you)

-Lance realizes that if that huge Galra soldier makes it to Shiro it won’t end pretty. and Lance may not be the best at fighting up close, but he doesn’t need to be. he just needs to create a distraction long enough for the others to get away.

-paladin body swap. however, the body comes with whatever mental problems the original owner had (such as Shiro’s ptsd). the paladins think that they know everything about everyone’s problems, but then whoever has Lance’s body starts to feel the effect of Lance’s anxiety/depression/adhd/(or whatever you headcanon him with)

-Lance doesn’t want to go back to his room bc he’s never had his own before (lots of siblings, plus roommates at the Garrison) when he is in there he can feel crushing loneliness

these probably aren’t as good as the previous one but I hope these are sufficient

Ok, here’s the proper answer to Dadster Anon’s ask. Hey, you guys get a two for one now thanks to my shit memory ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It’s mostly Pre-accident stuff, since Post-accident goes over about the same as Tale. - Mod Sync

Underfell Dadster and S/O

- You’re not gonna meet his kids for a while. Gaster needs to trust you first, know that you’re not a threat. When he does finally introduce you, he asks the boys to behave beforehand. They listen about as well as you’d expect.

- Weather you’re dating or not, you’re gonna end up being the boys’ babysitter. He’s not around enough to take care of them himself (as I said before), so you’re gonna have to do it for him most nights. Kids won’t like you until you prove yourself, but it gets there.

- You’re also gonna end up playing mediator. If you can. It’s best to defuse the situation before it turns into a shouting match.

- He comes home one day and see you and the boys sleeping on the couch together for the first time. He stares for a good ten minute before going to find a camera. He’s not gonna let anyone live this down.

- As gruff as he is, he honestly does want you and the boys to get along. One of the few times he gets soft is when you’re playing with them and getting along with them.

- Once the boys love you, they will protect you as much as they do Gaster. Expect them to be glaring at anyone and everyone who they think might try and take you from them. (Gaster is so proud.)

We Could Be Heroes||Hamilcast -Prologue

Look at me, finally posting something for this fic!!! I actually have the first chapter done and I’ve started the second one, but chapter one is under heavy editing, so it won’t be up for another few days. But until then, enjoy this!

Shoutout to the mastermind behind all this, @ham4fan-fiction

And all the people that have asked to be tagged: @daveeddiggsit @imagineham @maybe-mikala @always-blame-jefferson @musicalmiranda okay you didn’t ask but you’re in the story so I’m tagging you anyway and the same goes for @secretschuylersister

And tagging my forever fave @fangiri because you will forever be tagged in anything I write.

Warnings: brief mentions of torture-ish??? Some pretty sad backstories and terrible government. I think that’s it, but come yell at me if I forgot to warn about anything.

Word count:2488 (*pats myself on the back because that’s not too shabby*)

Keep reading

The cold can do wonderful things

So a few people were interested so I’ll post chapter 1 and see how it goes…

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Chapter 1: the cold brought us together

Scene:
Ludendorff, North Yankton, 16 years ago. the snow had been falling for days now and 3 men has been escaping the law from the first snowflake.

The wind howled and froze anything it touched, which included three men walking through a foot of snow, dragging themselves slowly as their legs froze. Michael Townley, the leader of the small group of bank robbers, whore runners and dope smugglers was less use to the snow than the other two Canadian borns. Trevor Philips and Brad Snider,
“I-i-i can’t take the fucking cold anymore… We need to f-find shelter.”
He said as he hugged himself, struggling to step through the snow that was nearly up to his knees. Michael was the shorted out of the three and suffered the most, tripping and falling now and then.
“Y-you don’t fucking say??”
Trevor retorted in his usual sarcastic tone, the snow clinging to his handlebar moustache and his balding mullet. Compared to Michael who had shaved his head after their last job, he was a Sasquatch.
“B-both of you shut up and look for somewhere!”
Brad said from the back of the pack, looking down at the snow, his teeth clattering..
Michael growled and looked around, spotting a large grey blur in the distance, squinting to try make it out..
“Oh, fuck thank god!”
Michael said as he pointed over to a faint neon blue sign ‘Motel’
Or rather 'Mo el’ as the T had broken. Michael picked up his pace, soon finding a road which was clear of the snow running down it carefully, the trio laughing happily as they did.
Michael got there first and waited for his comrades.. Michael wasn’t one to get attached to crews as they came and went.. But he’d been running buddies with Trevor for just over 5 years, Brad still new to the picture. Michael followed Brad inside and made a happy laugh as there was heating
“Gee you boys look frozen, ay? Lovely weather as always in good old North Yankton! Welcome to the Ludendorff 'Moose Barn’ motel.”
A happy voice came from behind the desk, Michael laughed and approached
“More than frozen, try 3 days and 7 hours traipsing through a foot of snow… We’d like a room please.. Preferably one with more than one bed..”
Michael looked at his friends with a smirk
“Hey I don’t mind spooning if you can ignore my morningwood!”
Trevor called out with a bark of a laugh, receiving a glare from Brad
“I’d rather not experience that…”
“I have experienced it. And he doesn’t let go either..”
Michael said quietly, getting some cash out and paying for a few nights before hauling his bag back over his shoulder, gesturing for the pair to head to the room, slapping their backsides playfully, getting a growl from Brad as he quickened his pace but getting a low moan from Trevor, causing a weird shiver to run down his spine. Michael was openly Bisexual and didn’t really lean towards either side, he’d take them and leave them. Brad was straight as a ruler, but Trevor was just 'whatever he felt like at the time-sexual’ his main phrase was 'any holes a goal’.

Michael got to the room and opened it, going in with a sigh, kicking his soaked boots off and cranking the heating up.
“Thank fuck we’re finally somewhere warm.”
“Thank fuck indeed..”
Brad went over to the closest bed and placed his bag down, signalling his claim over it. There were only 2 large beds in the room opposite one another
“Looks like I’m bunking with T.. as per usual, you should try it at some point Brad. He’s a cuddler.”
Michael snorted and glanced at T.. Brad was always a little uncomfortable with how openly cuddly T and M were, but they were best friends, there was going to be some dirty jokes and cuddling now and then.. But little did he know there was more.
A couple of hours past and the three were well relaxed, the TV on, Brad glued to it and shoving chips in his fat mouth after their brief run to the local store. Michael was relaxed and laying on the bed, leaning against the headboard, his nose in one of his beloved books, and T… Trevor was next to him, rested against the mans side asleep.. Trevor was so innocent when he slept, he looked peaceful.. his eyes brows weren’t in the permanent furrow they usually were. They were relax and his mouth was slightly open.. The occasional snore leaving him and making Mike jump.
Brad looked back and snorted
“At least he’s quiet.”
“Your not the one getting snored on.”
Michael retorted, flicking the page and looking at the time. Almost 11:30pm.
Michael yawned and closed his book, putting a little bit of paper at the page he was on.. M tossed the book aside and looked at Trevor, about to push the man softly away before an arm was slung around his stomach and gripped tight, a quiet slurred voice followed
“You’re not going anywhere, porkchop.. You’re warm.”
Trevor spoke as he repositioned himself, his head now on Michaels chest..
Mike looked down and smiled softly, putting an arm around T’s back and rubbing it
“Fine.”
“Get a room you two.”
Brad spoke as he walked back over from the bathroom.
“Fuck you…”
T mumbled, not opening his eyes.
Michael sighed and moved the pillows, trying to get comfortable and looked over at Brad, and down at T…
“Night Kids.”
He said with a huffed laugh, getting mumbled swears as the room fell silent.. Michael kept his eyes on Trevor, stroking the mans back lovingly. A new feeling creeping inside his chest… Or was it An old ones coming back.

As far as my story goes, I think that I’ve got at least the first book worth of material plotted out, just filling in the holes. Then maybe sooner than later I can get into actually writing the bloody thing and posting on this blog more again. I feel really bad that I used to be really active on this blog as opposed to my side blog, but I have such a narrow span of attention and tend to get obsessive easily, so you are more likely to find me fishing for inspiration and motivation over there. I’ve got a lot more characters than I originally intended to have and I am really pleased that I am able to fit in my original desire to have talking animals, the mafia, a Catholic school, and witchcraft involved plus a lot more. It’s definitely going to be a series worth of material. I’d love if it ends up an epic series like the Lord of the Rings, Dune, Harry Potter, and others. Also, Canada deserves a cool, epic story told taking place in it. 

anonymous asked:

can you post some of the angst, i would like to read the stories too!

By @haveyouseenmypanda

so their proposal date is the most tragic thing to ever happen to both of them. it all started 3 months ago when maggie realized that ‘holy shit alex is the one, shes the person shes gonna marry.’ and so she begins planning. first she goes to kara becuz kara is undoubtably the most important person in alex’s life. kara screamed and hugged her ofc. then she went to eliza, which ofc was met with a bright smile as well. then j'onn, winn and james. after three months of constant planning and secrecy, maggie picked a date. as the date gets closer, shes getting more and more anxious. kara keeps saying not to worry becuz alex is totally going to say yes. she planned a little getaway camping trip to a really nice cabin. its away from town but not deep in the woods. she wanted the night she proposed to just be a relaxed one, one that isnt going to feel forced. when they finally went to the getaway trip, maggie was practically bouncing and extra happy. she wanted to keep calm but she cant help feeling nervous. alex doesnt seem to notice anything, theyre just having a fun time. they watched tv, had sex, cooked together, ate, drank and it was a relaxing time. they were on the couch on their last day, it was nearing midnight and maggie felt that it was the right time to say it because alex is quickly falling asleep and if she doesnt say it now, she wont be able to replicate the moment. “hey alex,” alex stirred and replied with a hum. “you know how i love you” “of course, and i love you too” maggie sat up from sleeping on alex’s lap, “well ive been thinking.. alex, i want to spend-” something in the living room crashed. “did you bring your gun?” maggie whispered. “its in the living room.” “shit i left mine there too” they heard more rustling in the front and moved away from the bed quietly. it all happened in a split second, somebody opened the door and was surprised to see people in the room. alex and maggie both fought him off and managed to catch him. but when maggie was holding him, he caught her off guard and turned it around so that maggie was in his chokehold. “give me all your money or ill shoot her” maggie tried to fight him but “if you try to escape, ill kill her first.” alex gave him all the cash that she had and all of maggie’s cash as well. “is that enough” the guy nodded but before releasing maggie he shot her on her side. “maggie!” the guy ran away and alex went beside her. “hold on im going to call for help okay, stay here” maggie just nodded and remembered why they were in this cabin in the first place. “al-alex” maggie whispered but alex was talking on the phone. with every strength she could muster, maggie stood up and clutched her wound. “alex.” she said louder. “just be here quick kara okay?!” and alex dropped her phone to help maggie. “mags no no stay lying down” they both went to the ground and alex was holding maggie in her arms.“kara’s coming okay just hold on please” maggie held alex’s hand. “alex, if i dont make it will you marry me” “goddammit maggie this isnt the time to joke around! you are going to make it” maggie laughed a bit and took out the ring in her pocket, “im dead serious danvers” alex gasped. “maggie.” “alex danvers, will you marry” cough “me?” alex started to cry, “yes.” “thats good enough for me.” maggie slipped the ring to alex’s hand and alex kissed her. kara came bolting from the door and quickly grabbed maggie to bring her to the hospital. “its quicker if i bring her first alex, get to your car and drive there okay?” alex nodded. in the air kara whispered “damn it maggie, i cant hear your heartbeat. dont die yet please” the hospital couldnt revive her. it was too late.

Throwback Thursday: Life and Death Edition!

No one goes into SHIELD expecting to stay out of danger, except, perhaps, two young scientists who learned just how naïve they were. Here are some stories in which FitzSimmons aren’t sure if they’ll both make it out alive.

Go!

Summary:

He’s clawing into the ground, trying to crawl to her, but he knows he’ll never make it.

Sorry

Summary:

“If I’m going to die, I have something to tell you first.”

(Fitz always has the worst timing.)

Last Words

Summary:

Post 3x10. 

Fitz and Jemma are once again held captive, Fitz risks everything to give her one last message.

Still Bravely Singing

Summary:

“I’m just a nurse,” she’d said, more out of shock than truth. She’d always been the one to insist that she could and should do more, but the lateness of the hour and a fear of breaking the rules had made all her courage vanish into thin air.

Fitz, however, had simply cocked his head to one side and said, “I’m fairly certain that you’ve never been ‘just a nurse’ for a single moment of your entire exceptional life.”

(World War I AU)

The Promise

Summary:

FitzSimmons are terrified to find out that Will—Ward—IT followed them back to Earth.

And it wants Jemma at any cost.

The Room Where He Was

Summary:

After the events of 4x06, Jemma returns to the scene of the crime and tries to process what happened there.

[Previous Throwback Thursdays!]

I found the exact location of the scene at the preview of episode 10

Not sure if anyone else have found it, but I finally know where exactly the scene is going to take place.

The scene is at the stairs at the front door of the Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia de Barcelona. I got to google and searched for famous Barcelona places and this was the fifth entry, I used maps street view and voila!

Here is the comparison of the fence at Viktor’s part

and the real thing:

And then we have Yuuri’s part, and what many people have missed is the door at the back of Yuuri and the design:

and here is the real one:

So yeah, we found the location. I think someone else already pointed this place out, but the pictures provided were not of the exact location, so here is my little contribution

Also, this last picture doesn’t belong to me, just found it at google because I wanted a night shoot of the place with the fence closed.

EDIT: Just to point out that the amazing koohoonaa was the first one (to my knowledge) that found that this scene will happen at the Cathedral, but her images weren’t from the exact place, I think they were from the courtyard or something like that. Here is the link to her post: http://koohoonaa.tumblr.com/post/153904874959/koohoonaa-the-next-stage-is-on-barcelona 

Highlights of Kubo’s interview from Pash! (2017/03)

First of all, credit goes to the ever amazing @toraonice and to her post with the full translation of the interview.

Now, for the highlights! (Aka “the meta that is now canonically confirmed”)

  • (ep 7) Yuuri pushes the whorl of hair on the top of Victor’s head in order to loosen up the atmosphere. He came up with an idea to ease the tension and just acted it out, then looking at Victor’s surprised face made him even more relaxed when he started the FS.
  • (ep 8) Victor doesn’t want to compete against Yuuri as a fellow athlete [in regards to a question asked by one of the news reporters in the hotel]
  • (ep 8) “By the way, I think that if Phichit-kun is the sun of Southeast Asia, Emil is the sun of Europe. And JJ is just on a whole different dimension than the sun.” [Bless this woman lol]
  • (ep 8) Yuuri skates better when he’s in an unfamiliar setting and tends to feel pressured when there are people cheering on him
  • (ep 8) The reason why Yurio didn’t skate his SP perfectly was not because his grandpa wasn’t there, but rather that Yurio’s development wasn’t fully complete yet [he was still discovering his agape, perhaps?]
  • (ep 8) “Treating Yurio as a lady is JJ’s idea of a joke. He doesn’t mean to be offensive. Maybe he thought that Yurio would relax.” 
  • (ep 9) Yuuri has been able to work hard so far because he wants to win a gold medal and is confident that he is good enough to succeed. Even though Yuuri might look weak, he actually has been fighting the whole time.
  • (ep 9) The person Yurio most wanted to eat a katsudon pirozhki is Yuuri.
  • (ep 9) Victor hadn’t yet decided how long he would be Yuuri’s coach but hearing his feelings made him happy and made him realize that Yuuri also wanted to stay with him “until the end” (which Victor gladly wanted to do).
  • (ep 10) Yuuri bought both rings.
  • (ep 10) Victor is worried about people thinking that he has become stagnant and that he is dead as a competitor (or will become like that eventually).
  • (ep 10) In the scene by the beach, Victor was starting to seriously consider his future.
  • (ep 11) “Victor used to think that new surprises and impressive feats is something that he needed to create himself, however after becoming Yuuri’s coach his world broadened, he realized that it’s not necessarily that way and this changed him.”
  • (ep 11) “The reason Yurio could pull off his best performance is that many elements like his experience and the environment surrounding him all blended together perfectly right at this time. […] Every single second of a young and strong athlete’s performance is the result of their efforts. I wanted to show this with Yurio’s SP. ”
  • (ep 11) Victor and Chris have been in the Olympics and in ice shows together until now.
  • (ep 11) “Chris is probably the one that was closer to Victor in his career, and I think that Victor does genuinely like Chris’ skating. […] I believe they are good comrades.”
  • (ep 11) “JJ calls himself the “king”, but if you think about it as long as Victor was around he could only really become the king in the World Junior Championships or the Four Continents Champsionships… I realized that JJ is only saying that to motivate himself and in fact he is not a real king, he is just behaving like he is because it’s his goal, and fans are cheering on him for that… and in a way that moved me.”
  • (ep 12) “The part that I like the most in this episode is Yuuri’s monologue before he skates: ‘My name is Yuuri Katsuki. I’m just an ordinary figure skater, 24 years old.’ This is the same line he said in episode 1, so it’s like he is going back to his origin, and I think it’s the moment where he finally accepts himself. I cried writing the storyboard.
  • (ep 12) Victor didn’t hug Yurio because he was begging for help to stop Yuuri from retiring or because he was asking for something. He only wanted Yurio to skate his best and wanted to show his support.
  • (ep 12) “The reason Yurio cries after finishing is also not something logical. But I think it was probably because he could skate at its best, and because of the sense of fulfillment caused by being able to skate that well despite a few mistakes. I’m sure he himself didn’t really understand his own feelings at that time.”
  • (ep 12) Victor and Yuuri tried doing lifts while fooling around during practice and ended up incorporating them in the “Hanarezu ni soba ni ite” performance. [My headcanon became canon, bless.]
  • (ep 12) “The selfish decision ultimately taken by the selfish Yuuri Katsuki was to continue competitive skating. I think there were many reasons that led to this conclusion. Not only what Victor gave him, but Yurio’s performance in the FS also managed to pull Yuuri back to the ice, and maybe he was influenced by the other athletes’ performances too. However, Yurio definitely wanted to see more of Yuuri’s skating, and Victor wanted as well. I guess Yuuri might be finally realizing how much things have changed from one year ago, when he almost decided to quit, and how now he’s on a completely different path.”

This got a bit long but I think it was quite a telling interview, so I encourage you guys to check it out in full (link at the top of the post). It definitely settles some discussions people had on some scenes, and is otherwise a good source of Kubo’s thoughts and intentions for particular aspects of the show. As always, big thanks to @toraonice!

Tips on Writing Characters Without Faces

so yeah, we all know that facial expressions can tell us a lot about how a character is feeling, but what if that isn’t an option? how can you make someone emote if they don’t really have standard facial features? the answer; body language.

let’s consider how emotions are conveyed on a stage production vs movie with Sweeney Todd. First, the stage play:

Note how Todd’s entire upper body goes into his gestures, how he’s single-mindedly focused on his dreams and ideals; how his hands GRAB for each imaginary ‘man’ with these sharp, aggressive, destructive movements and how that contrasts with Mrs. Lovett’s body language; how her hands linger in the air and gravitate towards Todd even after he’s pulled away, and the slow turn she gives him. It does an excellent, though exaggerated, way of conveying their relationship (her focus is on him and making him happy, his focus is entirely on revenge)

Contrast this to the movie:

Originally posted by curiousitykilledthekat

Same lines in the song, much more subtle. Lovett’s eyes still track towards Todds, which reminds us she’s still more focused on the outside, but all of the emotion is in their faces. Were this not a close-up shot in a movie it’d be very, very hard to read their expressions.

While I do recommend you watch a few stage plays (in person near the back row if you can) to actually study body language for yourself or try out charades with your face covered with friends/watch how cosplayers or mascots emote, here’s a few shorthands to get you started (US-centric so expressions may vary on your region):

Head:

  • perfectly still - fear, intense attention, feeling under scrutiny
  • tilted up - recollection, intimidation (looking down nose at threat, aiming to appear taller)
  • tilted down - intense thought, shame (avoiding eye contact), depression/sad feelings
  • turned away - not giving person full attention, avoiding subject/conflict without being combative
  • cocker-spaniel (sideways) tilt - confusion, curiosity, amusement

Hands

  • at the forehead - fatigue (wiping away sweat), illness (checking self for fever, feeling a headache), realization/memory (a ‘well duh’ tap)
  • at the eyes - fatigue or headache (shielding eyes from light), distress (blocking out a painful view, concealing tears)
  • at the nose - disgust (a pinch at the nostrils,) irritation (rubbing at sore spot on nose from glasses wear)
  • at the mouth - nausea, surprise, repressing an emotion/stopping self from saying something
  • at the chin - contemplation, tiredness (face resting in hand)
  • rubbing back of neck - a need to relax tension, embarrassment, slight unease/desire to distract self
  • at the chest - surprise, self-protection (reaction to a wounding statement, sometimes used sarcastically), strong emotions (clutching at heart, could be good-strong or bad-strong), need for security (touching necklace/adjusting clothing to conceal more)
  • at the stomach - pain (clutching, pressing), satisfaction after a meal, protectiveness towards fetus when applicable
  • at the hip(s) - confidence, intimidation, nervousness (if grabbing for weapon)
  • at groin - concealment/unease (usually male-coded as protection of genitals), politeness (hands folded in lap)
  • on thighs - exhaustion (bent over, hands on legs supporting tired upper body)
  • formed into fists - holding back an intense emotion, preparing to fight
  • toying with something - restlessness (bored, nervous energy, craving something they can’t touch) or deliberate disrespect of property (playing with personal objects someone holds dear as an intimidation tactic)

Arms

  • at sides, relaxed - default posture
  • at sides, tense - unease, restraint (soldier at attention, person holding still to avoid being attacked), fear
  • crossed at chest - disapproval, displaying authority, unease (hugging oneself)
  • crossed at stomach - pain, intense laughter (caused by sore stomach muscles from laughing)
  • up, fingers laced behind head - confidence, relaxation
  • one arm on back of furniture - confidence, invitation for someone join them
  • general rule - the further arms are away from body, the more confident/dominant a person means to appear; exposed torso indicates that they don’t see anyone around as a threat to them

Legs

  • square with shoulders - professional, restraint, protective stance
  • wide stance, one foot a little back but planted - defensive stance, expecting to receive blows (knees may be unlocked - seen in swordplay and fencing)
  • weight on one leg - relaxed, tired, may also be leaning on something or pair with one ankle tucked behind the other
  • uneven stance - could indicate old injury
  • foot tapping/bouncing - boredom, nervous energy

Whole Body:

  • stiff and still - fear, unease, standing to attention
  • limp or pliant - relaxed, tired, pleased
  • shoulders back/head up - alert, focused, aggressive
  • shoulders forward, hunched - tired, ashamed
  • leaning towards person - interest, intimidation (looming over them), aggression (usually paired with tense arms or hands in fists,)
  • leaning away from person - relaxation, confidence, disgust (recoiling)
  • smooth/fluid movements - joy, confidence, experience
  • stiff motions - fear (reactive, fight or flight), pain (reluctance to move), anger (either fighting to keep control of emotions or lashing out), cold (conservation of heat by keeping limbs near body)
  • cracking joints/stretching - preparing for a fight, often reading as confidence in abilities
  • general rule - close contact/proximity can read as intimidation (paired with tense body - an invasion of personal space) or affection (paired with relaxaed body language, gentle movement) or passion/attraction while distance can read unease/distaste/fear/dislike.

with those in mind, let’s read this scene from Red vs Blue (a personal fav of mine for body language) featuring agent texas from season 8.

Originally posted by cryingmanlytears

So first of all, very relaxed upper body; limp arms held away from the body, which slowly come back to rest on her hips as she looks at what she’s done. Watch how her lean shifts at the end as her center of gravity shifts, and how she has to move her right leg to restabilize herself when she’s finished pushing it. This reads, in order from the start of the loop; detachment (the least amount of her body is involved in the action as possible), relaxation (smooth movements, the deliberation of those little steps backwards) and confidence (hands on hips.) We can tell a ton about this character just in this gif alone, based on her body language.

in summary! this list isn’t exhaustive, but hopefully it gives you some ideas for ways of making characters emote in fics when you can’t see their faces.

that one moment you just know a movie has such an impact on you. just the music, the actors, the scenery, story, everything. when you feel chills and know that this movie means something to you. to feel so blessed that you are able to witness it for the first time, and then feel the same way every time you see it. it never gets old, it never goes out of style, it’ll always be the masterpiece you know it is. its one of the best feelings ever.

things i learned in 2016:

  • sometimes i’ll try my best in school and i’ll still fall short of my goals, but i’ll still survive because life goes on
  • what’s important is learning how to overcome fear of failure and perfectionism
  • rest is important, but so is knowing how to push myself enough that i can accomplish the goals i have for myself
  • taking care of myself is important, but so is being aware of how to improve myself so i can be happy with the person i am
  • being by myself and having quality Me time is important, but so is interacting with people who uplift me and add positivity and radiance into my life
  • i don’t have to drink if i don’t want to
  • nothing excuses behaviors that hurt other people
  • i don’t have to cut off my friendships from high school just because college is a time to Explore and Meet New People™ 
  • with that being said, i also shouldn’t cling onto past relationships just because they were once a thing. there’s a time to let go for almost everything, and relationships aren’t an exception
  • support systems are important
  • social media breaks are important
  • doing things that are fulfilling in life is important
  • helping other people is important
  • GETTING. ENOUGH. SLEEP. IS. IMPORTANT.
  • i missed reading books purely for the joy of it
  • the most ‘successful’ people in the world learn to let go of envy or jealousy, and learn + gain motivation/inspiration from those who are better than them
  • negative bias is real, but just its mere existence indicates that good things do happen in this world and i will learn how to appreciate that more in 2017, god damnit.
  • i need to rely more on internal and not external validation

Fantasy AU in which Grantaire is the Crown Prince of his kingdom and fears the day he must ascend to the throne. His family came into power after an uprising which overthrew the previous king, judged cruel, unfair and unfit to rule. But the idea of power and kingly responsibility scares Grantaire to his core.

Every year on the anniversary of the uprising, a royal procession is organised. Except this time, amongst the cheers, Grantaire can hear shouts, seemingly coming from everywhere:

“Usurper!” “Murder!” “Throne stealer!”

His carriage is attacked by rebels and pandemonium breaks out. All Grantaire can make out between the clash of the swords is the handsome face of his assailant, his features made sharp with cold anger. His sword is knocked to the ground, and Grantaire waits for the final blow. But it never comes. His attacker spares his life, giving him one last icy glance.

Now that the seed of doubt has been planted in Grantaire’s mind, he starts doing his research, only to discover that history has been rewritten, document falsified, reports burnt. His father did not save the kingdom. He seized it by force. And killed every member of the previous royal family, all but one who managed to escape. A young boy.

Prince Enjolras.

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Ships page is finally up!

Go to my blog and click Ships (shown in the first picture), then you choose one of the characters in your ship (second picture) and then there’s a list of ships. Click on the ship you’re looking for and it goes to that tag on my blog. I’m working on better icons but photoshop isnt my best skill.

I also have a page up for heroes

if you’re just trying to find any and all posts when one specific character.

Klance first kiss

It’s needs to be AWKWARD AS HELL DAMMIT

- they’ve been dating for a few weeks and because they are blushy boys in love they can barely hold hands
- kissing? Wtf is that pinkie brushes leave them redder than Keith’s jacket
- they finish a mission and are on the liberated planet celebrating
- lance and Keith sneak off cause the planet is so beautiful???
- “but not as beautiful as you” “laNCE”
- if that sounded smooth just know it wasn’t
- it was delivered stiffly with several voice cracks
- Keith still loved it
- so they’re walking together and they FINALLY manage to hold hands
- both of them want to kiss
- “… do you… want to try… nevermind” “keith? Try what?” “notHING” “KEITH TELL ME” “nO”
- they finally communicate to each other what they want smh
- they get into the Classic pose
- except it’s really stiff and Lance is shaking a little
- neither of them know what to do
- “do you wanna do a countdown” “YES thank you”
- so keith counts down from ten and lance is still shaking
- on zero their lips meet
- and it’s so terrible it’s nice
- lance gets brace after a couple seconds and tries to add tongue cause I mean that’s what always happens in the movies right?
- bad idea, Lance
- Keith is so surprised that he accidentally bites down on Lance’s tongue
- “IM SO SORRY IT WAS AN ACCIDENT AND YOU SURPRISED ME AND OH MY GOD IM SO SORRY”
- “keeth ith okah”
- “ARE YOU SURE CAUSE I JUST BIT YOUR TONGUE”
- “ith okah. itha lovf bi.”
- which makes keith blush harder
- they make their way back to the others and when they’re asked about what happened to lances tongue
- they burst out laughing
- after that they steadily got better with physical affection, and they’re second kiss a few days later was still bad but no one was injured
- Lance never lets keith live it down