at face value

anonymous asked:

I feel like anti-Jyn people fail to consider that Cassian is being a bit unfair with the 'luxury of caring' line (which happens, he's angry at that moment) and take it at face value like they do with Jyn's 'it's not a problem if you don't look up' line

I agree, with some qualifications.

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What your favorite 3D console Zelda game says about you:
  • Ocarina of Time: You were born in the late 80s or early 90s and spent your childhood reading fantasy novels. You played this game when it was relatively new and it Changed Your Life™. You're a hardcore fan of the series but you bitch about every new game that comes out.
  • Majora's Mask: You love art games and stan for indie developers. You can't take anything at face value and love grimdark introspective AUs of innocuous stories. You almost definitely had a Hot Topic phase in middle school. Halloween is your favorite holiday.
  • Wind Waker: You're either a bright and innocent soul who loves adventure or a dead-eyed jaded motherfucker. Whenever anyone says the words "kiddie shit" you go ballistic.
  • Twilight Princess: Ocarina of Time fan born eight years later. You're not nearly as elitist as they are which makes them see you as their sworn ememy.
  • Skyward Sword: You're very soft and have a pastel tumblr theme with tiny text. You still love Disney movies. Hardcore Zelink shipper.
  • Breath of the Wild: You have Breath of the Wild and I hate you.

Date a boy who doesn’t take it at face value when you say “I’m okay”, and understands he might need to ask again to make sure, because he knows you have a hard time being fully honest about how you’re doing

“cishets aren’t lgbt” is a controversial statement for the exact same reason “males aren’t women” is. Oh, taken at face value, sure, it’s technically true. But you know the context. They know the context. We all know they’re not actually talking about males.

Season 2 was meant to be a stepping stone.

Look, I’m not gonna act like there weren’t problems. There was too much going on in the small timespace they had to really flesh out everything they wanted to, and the season really suffered for that. At face value, this season was weak and, for most people, failed to meet the expectations left over from the amazing production of Season 1. 

But it wasn’t meant to meet those expectations in the first place. 

As some people have pointed out, Season 1 was meant to take place over the course of a longer time period than Season 2. Season 1 was introductory, it was meant to set up the characters, the premise, and the villains. And it delivered. The story took place over the course of 1-2 months, and the worldbuilding was kept to a minimum in order to place a focus on the characters.

Season 2? This was meant to expand the universe. It was meant to explore different species and planets, as well as give us insight to rebel groups formed from Galra and connect them to those key aspects of our main characters. They also tried to carry this out over what can amount to no more than 2 weeks within the universe.

How are you supposed to meet those expectations when premise of these seasons aren’t meant to be similar in any remote aspect? What relationships between characters are supposed to develop within two weeks? Season 2 wasn’t supposed to flesh out every character and work through their relationships with the rest of the team. They didn’t have the time.

Instead, Season 2 took a different route.

It laid the building blocks for the seasons to follow, and made sure to connect them properly. It’s primary focus was to introduce new worlds and emphasize Shiro’s connection to the black lion, and it made sure to focus on that because he would be gone by the end of the season. It set up Keith to take Shiro’s place if anything were to happen to him, but it made sure to emphasize Keith’s connection with the Red Lion as well, in order to make the audience wonder whether or not a switch would actually take place.

The Keith & Allura development was weak here because it was only meant to serve as the starting point for what is meant to be an important arc between the two of them (Shiro was the closest with both of them, after all). The season left hints to Lance’s insecurities because they’re meant to be explored more in correlation to Shiro having wanted Keith to lead Voltron, and Keith potentially wanting to pass that torch to Allura instead. And, although it was very subtle, there was some implications that if they had actually been successful in their battle with Zarkon, Hunk may not know whether or not he wanted to remain on Earth after he returned. 

I have my problems with this season, too. There was much that could have been taken out or rearranged in a way that would have been much more satisfying, and frankly, may have served as better foundation for the next season. But that isn’t my point. My point is that despite the flaws and misdirection at times, this season laid the foundation for what’s to come, and plans to connect everything. 

We just have to be willing to give it the time this season lacked.

A big eye opening (and learning experience) was when I took a portrait painting class. It really taught me how important it is to know where the planes of the face are. Not just for painting BUT for drawing too. It helps you anchor the facial features down.

Not only that…it makes your paintings/drawings more realistic and now a days with so much of your 2d art being turned into 3d films…it’s knowledge you must have.

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The Downfall Of YouTube’s Biggest Star Is A Symptom Of A Bigger Illness
The schadenfreude over YouTube star Felix Kjellberg’s sudden fall from grace overlooks a much bigger, more insidious pattern of young men testing boundaries in the angriest corners of the internet.
By Jacob Clifton

“The online alt-right is built on lulz, and on an insulated privilege enjoyed by people without any personal context for or historical understanding of the things their privilege lets them say. Rewriting Felix Kjellberg’s history to make him a monster — pulled along by the gravity of recent high-impact cautionary tales like those of Milo Yiannopolous and Richard Spencer — is investigative laziness that obscures a much more important fact: that “edgelords,” the boys and men who group together online for the explicit proliferation of hate speech and misogyny, will almost inevitably keep pushing the line until they end up in a truly dark place.

Because PewDiePie’s relationship to his following, like that of Milo to his own fans, is both a reciprocal system of validation and a male personality cult, we don’t diagnose it as anything out of the ordinary: We take it at face value, because “men are men.” We can demonize “them” (the ones who go too far) as an idea, continue to ignore them in reality, and then act shocked when their need for attention finally intersects with their ability to make themselves heard.

This isn’t about being right. Of course joke-racists, trolls, and budding fascists are wrong; of course they’re out of control, abetted by corporations who provide them with platforms to organize and speak. This is about understanding what lies beneath this dark side of the internet, and how to stop it.”

as we prepare for tomorrow, just a gentle reminder that this first episode is one in a three-episode arc and you can’t take it at face value; everything that happens in TST is a set up for TLD and, ultimately, for the finale in TFP - don’t panic after any major events of TST, because it is the beginning of a conflict that will ultimately come to a resolution !!

Okay but what I love most about Yuuri getting drunk and asking Victor to be his coach (apart from the fact that he can apparently (pole)dance like it’s nobody’s business) is that Victor ignored the fact that he was being grinded on and Yuuri was completely wasted, he just took his words at face value and remembered about it a few months later, found Yuuri’s address, traveled to Japan and actually became his coach.

Like we all thought Victor was a sinnamon roll but he’s actually so pure and so sweet and so fucking smitten.

It’s beautiful.

Suicide Squad Club Scene

Only those not paying attention / taking it at face value / or looking for something to complain about… actually believe The Joker was pimping out or “giving” Harley to Monster T.

The Joker barely registered Monster T when he sat at the table. He didn’t look at him, shake his hand or say a word (though in the extended version he responds sarcastically). The second Monster T called Harley a ‘bad bitch’, the performance started and he became his best friend. Those who are around Joker a lot, like Frost, will have seen this before, and knew he was dead.

Originally posted by kingdomofeclipse

Why do you think when Joker calls Harley over, and tells her “you belong to him now” she doesn’t even blink twice and just happily sits on his knee? It’s not because she’s used to being given away, it’s because she’s playing along.

Monster T soon understands his mistake and quickly tries to backtrack while keeping calm. But he’s already been backed into a corner. When Joker mimics Monster T with “you don’t want no beef?!” he’s really saying - ‘it’s too late’.

Notice the watches on Harley’s arm. These are obviously murder tokens from the men they have done this to before.

Originally posted by princess-inpointes

What you are watching here, is two cats playing with a mouse before they eat it. A mouse that swaggered in thinking it was a dog.

DCEU Joker and Harley seem to operate as a sort of tag team. No whispers, no winks, no signals. They just know. There is no way this Joker who searched for Harley for so long would ‘give her away’. And there is no way the Harley that chased down her Mr J on a motorcycle would leave so easily.

They are King and Queen of Gotham, and they don’t share.

Originally posted by kingdomofeclipse

ace tumblr’s getting so upset that everyone’s no longer taking their ace headcanons at face value anymore. people are starting to notice the continuous pattern of doing it repeatedly on lgbt/lgbt coded characters and non white characters. it’s a pattern of keeping gay people and nonwhite people out of relationships and desexualizing them, and now that’s it being pointed out, the response for those caught is “why do you hate aces!?”. how transparent.

tiny detail that i love: while emma is trying to defend herself after her “jeg elsker homser! de er søte” nonsense the camera/isak is not focusing on her at all. isak is focusing on even because that’s who he is listening to and the lesson he’s starting to learn.

of course even is simply shutting emma down and we can take their conversation at face value, but the specific camera focus emphasizes that isak is valuing even’s point over emma’s. sometimes we see that isak has learned something based on his reaction or comments after the fact, but here we are watching the process and learning along with isak via the subtle camera direction. so good.