at how bad the lighting is in some scenes

hey guys! i’ve noticed lately that a lot of gifsets/edits of moana, especially pastel ones, have been whitewashing her skin, and i know that this isn’t just a problem in moana gifs, so i thought it might be a good idea to make a comprehensive guide on how to avoid whitewashing poc/color poc in general. this guide will be split into three parts: vibrant gifs, pastel gifs, and dark gifs (any of the tips i give for gifs can be applied to edits as well – it’s even easier to avoid whitewashing poc in edits, because you can color it normally and then erase the lightening layers over the person’s skin).

so, without any further ado, here we go!

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A quick chart I did this morning. Because I always noticed how particular JJ’s skin was, and then I saw someone talking about him being poc (for example Métis), and I love the idea.

But apparently some people reject the idea so here’s a little comparison of skin tones within the same scenes / art (because light changes.)

For the official arts : “Wrap Up Party” “Sleepy Card Holders”

I wasn’t always sure how to arrange them, since the “darkness” isn’t the only criteria, considering some have more or less saturated skin. So just consider the order isn’t really a “less to more white”, but an attempt to match them by darkness and color saturation.

Pardon my bad handwriting.


I’m pumped for V route but not pumped about bad ends because from spoilers I’ve seen, they are…terrible, I just wanna love him, get a good end, and then that’s all i want

But another thing is people went from hating Rika to liking her for all the wrong reasons and, to be extremely honest, I think it’s disgusting; not that people like her, but that they like her BECAUSE she’s had a few “kinky” or “sexualish” scenes *that aren’t supposed to be GOOD, just like Jumin’s 2nd BAD end????? Like the point is completely being missed here???* from what it looks like in spoilers. Like…really guys lmao why can some of you never enjoy characters for the right reasons, yall are SO QUICK to flock as soon as someone’s put in a ””””kinky””””” light, it’s insane

That’s exactly how it was with Jumin’s second bad end like the immaturity is unreal, some of you are actually unbelievable and shouldn’t be playing this game

anonymous asked:

Heyy! I really liked your first HC, can I request a scenario when the RFA and Saeran meet MC working as a bartender on a club or at a bar before she joined the RFA? And like, they’re a little tipsy from the drinking and open up to her, but they don’t recognize her at first when she appears in the chatroom? I don’t know if I made myself clear, but something like this? Tnx

Hi! Thank you so much! I think I got it hahah. Such an honor to take my first request A_A So… that got very looooong, I hope you have patience to read till the end lolololol 

RFA + Saeran meeting bartender MC


  • His college buddies finally managed to make him forget LOLOL and go out that week
  •  They went to one of those sports bars, they really wanted to make him get drunk just to see how he would look like
  • You watched as they tried to make him choose some really heavy drinks, he looked like a light weight, and the scene make you feel… uncomfortable
  •  You made your way close to them in the balcony . “What can I get you, boys?
  • “Something really strong to make this boy here get turnt!”, one of them said shaking Yoosung’s shoulders
  • Yoosung looked really embarassed, he glanced quickly at you and looked to the floor again, you felt really bad because he obviously didn’t want to drink.
  • “You got it! Why don’t you guys go sit over there right next to our new cool TV and I’ll see what I can do for him?” they nodded as they went to the sits a little far from the balcony.
  • You looked at him and gave your sweetest smile: “What can I do for you, cutie?”
  • He blushed a little, looked at the menu and pointed some random drink quietly
  • “This is pretty strong, are you sure?”, “Yes, I am…” “Well, I’m sorry if I’m being nosy, but you don’t look like you really want it, can I get you something lighter or maybe a virgin version of this one?“
  • Yoosung looked at you, you were very pretty and looked really nice, but he didn’t like how you were felling pitty for him, he was a man, he could take this drink! So he refused.
  • “Okay… coming right up…” you answered reluctantly and went to prepare the drink. It was an expensive one, why did you care if he really didn’t want to drink? You handed over his drink and proceeded to service another customers
  •  A few minutes later, you looked at him, the boy looked very dizzy, you could tell he was going to pass out any minute.
  • “Hey… can I get you anything? Some water?”
  • “Could you tell me why I’m so pathetic?” Oh boy… you dealt with drunks all the time, just put them on a cab! Why were you so interested on what he had to say? He didn’t look pathetic to you, he just looked lonely and vulnerable…
  • “Excuse me?”
  • “I’m such a lame boy, am I not? I’m always worried about what other people think of me! I just came here because I didn’t want being called a loser, I took this because I wanted to impress you… I’m just… ugh…” well, he definitelly was making an impression
  • What could you say to this poor drunk guy? “Hey, listen to me: there’s nothing wrong about wanting to fit in with your friends and… impressing girls, but you have to speak up your mind so people can like you for who you really are, you can’t be a people pleaser all the time, or else you’re gonna lose your mind.”
  • “But it’s so f… so damn hard.” He whined, you tried to hold back a chuckle when he refused to swear. “How can I do that?”
  • “Well, there’s no set answer, but… just so you know, I really like how you’re not afraid to look vulnerable in front of me right now. It takes guts to show your insecurities, you know what I mean?” he nodded, you’re not sure if he is actually listening as he’s laying down his head on the balcony, oh shit! He’s gonna throw up!
  • You called his friends back and went with them outside until they got a cab, you couldn’t help but worry about this cute blonde guy.
  • “Bye, pretty ladyyyyy! I would kiss you if I hadn’t thrown up , so I hope you enjoy your tip”
  • It wasn’t a big tip, and yeah, a kiss wasn’t the best he could give you right now, but you appreciated his words.
  • The next day, he reminded talking to a nice girl, actually, he reminded making a fool of himself to a nice girl, so although he really would like to see her again, he felt really embarassed and never took courage to go to the sports bar again. Little did he know you would meet up again in the chat room a few weeks later.


  • It was a model’s agency event. Although he was really trying to stablish his carrer as a serious actor and take some distance from modeling jobs, his manager insisted that he had to attend
  • So there he was, listening over and over how handsome he looked. Not that he didn’t like being complemented on his looks, but… haven’t anybody in this lounge ever watched him on stage?
  • He went to the bar, he needed some drink to make this event bareble. He ordered whisky, since beer was not being served. It was a really fancy party.
  • You couldn’t take your eyes off of him, he looked strangely familiar, but… why?
  • He noticed you staring at him, and of course he thought you looked really pretty. “Hey… what’s up, lady?”
  • “Oh… sorry, I didn’t mean to stare, I…”
  • “You couldn’t help to think how good looking I am? Well, it happens…” he grinned.
  • “Yeah, so good looking and so modest too…” he gagged a little on his whisky “Oh my god! I’m so sorry! I was… just kidding. Shit, my boss told me I need to learn how to keep my mouth shut, I’m really sorry, sir…” he laughed at your despair and said it was fine, actually, your spontaneity was very refreshing in such a shallow environment
  • “But tell me… a gorgeous lady like you working as a bartender? You could easilly be one of those models right there, maybe even an actress!”
  • “I think you have to be tallented to be an actress, no? It’s not only about looks…”
  • “Yes, sure, but looks can help a little. I know it helps me, at least.” and now you were staring him again. “I KNEW IT! YOU ARE AN ACTOR|! I’VE SEEN YOU BEFORE!” he was surprised at first, but you looked so fascinated that he couldn’t help but smile “What are you even doing here? This is a model’s event”
  •  “Yeah… well, as I said, looks help a lot. I’m not that famous as an actor…” “Yet” you interrupted him and he blushed a little “Oh… yeah, yet, so… sometimes I just take these modelling gigs, but if I could, I would only work as an actor, even with all the struggling and the sacrifices on my personal life… did you know I don’t go out on a date for five years?.” Why was he suddenly talking about this? Maybe the whisky was stronger then he thought.
  • “Oh… don’t worry, I know one day you’re gonna find someone  who will help you with your struggle.”  “Maybe I just found her?” he thought, admiring her
  • He would stay the whole night talking to her, but his manager dragged him to meet new acquaintances. When he returned to the bar, you weren’t there anymore, maybe you got replaced because you couldn’t keep ypur mouth shut, he thought and chuckled a little. But he were really frustrated he didn’t even get your name.
  • So when you visit him during his route, you recognized each other immediately, and he knew this was fate and you two were meant to be.


  • It was a saturday and she decided to go to a quiet and small bar one of her colleagues talked about, they even served alcoholic drinks made of coffee, so that caught her attention
  • She ordered one of them, and you noticed when she pulled some papers out of her briefcase and started to work, very focused. You were impressed that she was working on a saturday,but felt bad since this was supposed a place to relax.
  • She picked her phone. “Yes, Mr. Han, I’m already on it… I’ll send to you tomorrow morning tops… what do you mean ‘a new cat project’? Right now? Ok, I’ll do a research and report to you asap. Goodbye.” Gosh… her voice was beautiful… even when she sounded so tired…
  • “Stop staring at the clients and focus! Why are you distracted?” your boss nagged at you  “S-Sorry,sir, I’ll…” “I let you at the balcony because the male clients come to you, but if you don’t focus, I’ll move you to reception. Actually, you’ll work on the balcony today and reception tomorrow, double shift, understood?” Great, now you working sunday night too… “Yes, of course”, what can you do? You really need the job…
  • The lady already finished her drink, so you went to take her glass, she ordered another one, and she observed you, your eyes locked when you were finishing her drink. “Tough day, huh?” you asked, “Tell me about it…” she replied and you both chuckle, sharing this subtle and bothering bond.
  • “Sorry you had to see this, I’m… I’m still new at this job and… well, who cares? I’m just here because I’m cute,apparently… oh, sorry, I… pretend I didn’t say that, I’ll…” you stop talking, pull yourself together!Why are you talking like this to a customer? To her?
  • “Hey, don’t… don’t feel bad about what your boss said about you attracting male customers. You’re very competent to your job, it’s not about your looks… I know that because this is really good” she pointed at the drink you made, you blushed and smiled, she seemed so cold at first sight, who knew that in addition to being beautiful, she was really nice and sympahetic?
  • “And don’t let your boss get to you, ok? He’s giving you this much job because he probably trust you’re gonna do a good work. Well… at lest that’s what I tell myself about my boss, that’s the only way I can endure him…”
  • “Oh right… you’re working right now, right?” and then she procceded to tell you this was one of the weird cat projects, which you couldn’t believe it was actually a thing, you two were laughing and telling stories about the bizarre things you had to do in your jobs because of your bosses. She was having fun with this smart, witty and sweet bartender, but… she had to go back to work.
  • Without thinking much, you took two shot glasses, poured some vodka and handed one to her. “To our bosses” you made an ironic toast and chugged, she did the same and laughed.
  • You talked a lot and you were living when she flirted a little to you, but when she started to tripping in her words, you realized she was too drunk  and called her a cab, wondering if she would remember you.
  • She had a vague memory of a really nice and beautiful lady, but wasn’t sure if it was real or a trick of her drunk mind, but decides to never go back to that place because the drinks were really heavy and she got too distracted from her job.
  • So when you two meet, she thinks you’re familiar somehow, but it took a long time for her to realize you were that bartender (and you were real!), which made her even happier about opening a cafe with you, because not only she got rid of her stressful job, she saved you from yours too.


  • It was an engagement party for his father. Maybe the second or third in less than two years? He didn’t know…
  • Always the same thing, the same compliments, the same futile people, the same women…
  • Trying to avoid these people, he sat on a corner of the bar, he noticed that the bartender were taking too long, then he saw you, looking through a little gap on the kitchen door, were you spying on something? Someone? Oh… what difference does it make? You should be working!
  •  He coughed to get your attention, and you promptly went to him, a little flustered
  • “Sorry, sir. What can I get you?” “Wine. And maybe a more focused bartender.” You were scared, oh shit! He looked like someone powerful enough to get you fired with a simple nod… “Yes, of course, I deeply apologize… It won’t happen again and…”
  • “MC! You’re missing! He’s gonna tell her the truth! He’s gonna tell her the truth!” one of your colleagues said, putting his head out of the kitchen, then he realized you were actually working. “Oh… nevermind, sorry.”
  • You poured his wine, but you looked aprehensive, which oddly surprised him, what was going on?
  • “What’s happening?” he asked casually. You thought you shoudn’t really talk about it. “Oh… nothing. Don’t worry, sir. Can I get you anything else?
  • “The truth. What’s happening?” you trembled a little, his tone was monotone and cold, but you were scared as if he was yelling. “Oh… it’s just… this soap opera… we were watching on the kitchen.”
  • “Which soap opera?” he asked looking at his glass of wine, you said the name and he finally looked at you, his eyes widened a little “He’s going to tell her he’s not really rich today?”
  • You were surprised and confused… “Y-Yes…she found the documents that prove his bankrupticy… and now she’s confronting him because she loves him, but he was lying this whole time!” you were surprised at yourself about how much you got carried by the plot, and apparently so was he.
  •  “Yes… it must be a shock, right? Thinking your partner is finnancially stable and then… find out he’s not.”
  • “Well, yeah… but I don’t think it’s about the money, it’s just… she loves him and really trusts him, if he lied about such a trivial thing, what else could he be hiding?”
  • “Trivial” he couldn’t hold back a little scoff “You think money is trivial?”
  • “No, of course not… I need money to live, but… it’s not the most important thing when it comes to relationships… specially the romantic ones, otherwise it’s just…”
  • “Business” he was following your thread of thoughts and chuckled “My dad’s fianceé could learn something with you.” What was he saying? He didn’t even drink this much wine…
  •  You didn’t know how to respond, but something in his eyes said he was really… sad, such beautiful dark eyes… He noticed you staring at him, you blushed furiously and looked away, which he thought it was very… amusing. “So… I’ve been very busy and missed a great amount of episodes, can you catch me up on the soap opera?”
  • “S-Sure.” You obliged, still afraid of being fired, but you really enjoyed talking about it for some reason. Whenever someone would approach you waiting for a drink, he would just glare and that person would walk away, scared of Chief Han’s son. And you went on to tell him everything. He was mesmerized, you talked so passionately and your eyes were so bright… he could listen you talk about whatever through all the night.
  • But he had to work the next day, so he called his driver and let you a generous tip, even though this wasn’t a regular bar and you both knew you did a poor job that night.
  • He though of you from time to time, but he never saw you again working on any of these events. Probably you got fired because you kept watching TV during work hours.
  • So when you go to this house during his route, he couldn’t be happier, this was just… perfect! He would hear you talk about everything, and there was no bartending job on the way this time.


  • He had this mission on a bar, apparently some business men were meeting there once in a week to seal some shady deals.
  • You noticed this redhead guy coming there every wednesday, he never ordered any drink or talked to anyone, he just ordered Dr. Pepper and stared at his phone.
  • You handed some random drink in front of him, he looked at you. “You’re gonna look very suspicious if you don’t order something with alcohol.” You whispered as you took a quick glance at the business men’s table, he looked too and noticed he was being observed. “Oh… thank you…” he genuinely thanked, how did he not notice he was being watched? And how did she notice?
  • “You’re welcome, officer” oh… she thought he was a cop! Probably she saw a lot of cops around here and noticed some pattern in their behavior, wow… she was smart! And really cute too.
  • “Oh no… I’m not… what you thinking, I’m…” whoa, what was he going to say? “I’m just…”
  • “Don’t worry, I don’t need to know” Right you were! “But I’m glad someone’s putting a stop to this. These guys are really rude! I’ve seem a bunch of thugs here, but these are the worst! I can’t believe the police didn’t shut down this place yet! Oh… I should stop talking, I know what happens to snitches” and you walked away from him, he knew you were doing the right thing, but… he didn’t really want to stop talking to you?
  • “Hey, can I ask you something?” he said while you washed some glasses, you looked at him a little concerned “Don’t worry, it’s not about them, it’s just…” he took a sip of the drink you gave him. “You… why does a girl like you work at a place like this?
  • “A girl like me?” “Yes, you look… so nice and… good, what are you doing here among these… guys?”
  •  “Oh well, I… didn’t know I don’t have the right look for this place”, he looked flustered, “Relax, I’m joking!” and you laughed, God, your laugh was really something…
  •  “I mean… there isn’t a look for a good person, right? A good person can look like me, you, that guy over there… oh, nevermind, he looks really evil”, he laughed, and you enjoyed making this cute guy laugh.
  •  “I don’t think I’m even close to looking like a good person, let alone actually being a good person…” he looked down, “Why do you say that?” you asked.
  • “Well, I… did awful things in my past…” “Well, haven’t we all? We all did something we’re not proud of. Doing bad things don’t turn you  in to a bad person right away, and… if you really regret it, then you’re really not bad, you’re just human.”
  • “Even when you hurt another human?” what was he doing? What was in this drink?
  • “ Well, I don’t know what happened to you, but… it looks like you really got hurt too, so… maybe you’re not that bad? Maybe you’re just… lost?”
  • He received a notification on his phone, indicating that he got all he needed, which made him relieved or soon enough he would be the one talking too much. What was with this girl and why he wanted to keep listening to her? Although she sounded a little naive, she was pretty smart, he would really like to know her thoughts about a lot of things in life.
  • He didn’t say anything else, just paid her and let a good tip. You felt confused, and a little sad, but you knew you crossed a line there.
  • He wanted to see you again, he didn’t even need to talk to you, just… see how you were doing. And he got a little concerned about your safety working on a filthy place like that, but the place shut down a couple of days later as you predicted and he never saw you again.
  • Until you ended up on the Messenger and he immediately recognized you, his heart skipped a beat and he knew he had to protect you, because yes, you were smart, but yet very reckless.
  •  And you tried your best not to cross that line with him again, but… we know you failed.


  • He was looking for the perfect target to proceed with the plan to destroy the RFA, it was a long hunt that night, but nobody met his expectations.
  • So he ended up at this pub, really frustrated, he sat at the balcony and you promptly went to him.
  • You poured his order and let a glass of water aside, explaining it was a very strong drink, so he better be careful and drink that water right after.
  • “Why do you even care?” He thought.
  • You went to attend another customer, and he saw the guy was drunk and trying to touch you, he even cat called you. You were very uncomfortable, but didn’t react.
  • When the guy tried to touch your boobs, Unknown lost it! He got up and went to the guy, he had a very threatening look, which shocked you, because he looked so calm and quiet.
  • He grabbed on the guy’s shirt and was about to punch him, but you stopped him.
  • “Please, it was nothing… I’m fine.”
  •  “No, you’re not! He was trying to touch you, why would you let him treat you like that?”
  • “I don’t want any trouble, please, let him go!” He looked at you, the pleading in your eyes hipnotized him for a little time, time enough for the guy to react and punch him instead, he felt confused and now even angrier.
  • “Okay, that’s it! I’m calling the police on both of you!” the guy ran away, scared. He was about to run too, but you grabbed his arm. “You’re bleeding”
  • “It’s nothing. I’m fine.” He wiped the blood of his mouth, but it kept on bleeding.
  • “No, you’re not! Here… sit here, I’m gonna get the first-aid kit, but you have to promise me you’ll go to a hospital later, ok? I’d go with you, but I can’t leave the work”
  • “Why would you go with me? You don’t even know me!”
  • “You don’t know me either, but yet you stepped up for me, right? It’s the least I could do. But… since I can’t, let me at least clean this for you” You took a gauze and wiped the wound on his upper lip. He was shivering with your touch and with the little distance between you two.
  •  “Why didn’t you let me hit him?”
  • “You two are customers, I can’t let two people getting hurt because of me.”
  • “Why do you even care about drunk assholes?”
  • “Well, it doesn’t really matter if he’s a drunk asshole. Nobody should get hurt if we can solve this in a different way, right? Would you let me fight for you over a silly thing like that?”
  • “You would probably lose, anyways. Ouch!” You pressed his mouth a little too hard. “Oops, sorry… my bad.” You said with a smirk, and he noticed you did on purpose, what an interesting girl…
  •  “Ok, you’re good to go, at least till you get to a hospital. Thank you for your help! Oh… and your drink is on me, sorry for the trouble.”
  • “Don’t be ridiculous!” he paid much more than the real price of the drink and what would be considered  a reasonable tip. What a weirdo…
  •  He never went to a hospital. Instead, he followed you to your house and managed to hack into your phone.
  •  You were the perfect bait!  Cute, caring, naive and took responsabilities easily,it will be great to have you in Paradise by his side when that time comes!

jacksonsx35  asked:

Would you possibly be willing to share your thoughts on each Halo book, so long as it's one sentence per book? I'm very curious on your perspective of the more recent books as well as the older material.

One sentence? Damn you, okay, I’ll try…

The Fall of Reach - The one that’s probably best to start with and is the reason we have an expanded universe to enjoy (feat. better writing than all of its garbage adaptations that have followed).

The Flood - That one time they adapted a game into a novel where all the best bits were the parts that had nothing to do with the game, underrated and still definitely better than Alex Garland’s garbage-ass Halo 1 movie script (feat. Melissa McKay, ‘nuff said)

First Strike - Galactic road trip, kind of like Little Miss Sunshine in space but with more genocide (feat. that one major shift in Halsey’s character arc that 343 forgot happened).

Ghosts of Onyx - The one where ONI decided they’d make their own child supersoldier program, with blackjack… and suicide missions for 12 year olds! (feat. Jerrod, who was forgotten about by the writers for 8 years after this, and trillions of Onyx Sentinels that the writers have still yet to remember)

Contact Harvest - Laughing at how the first casualty of the Covenant war was killed by a Huragok throwing a small rock, followed by ugly crying over Dadab/Lighter Than Some and Sif/Mack  (feat. a sex scene)

The Cole Protocol - Thel when he was a Very Bad Boy (feat. ice cream)

Broken Circle - G r A v i T y WIGGLER (feat. a happy ending, for once)

Hunters in the Dark - Returning to the Ark to deal with approximately zero of the long-established questions and plot points set up for it over the previous 8 years (feat. the filthy antelope punter)

Last Light - fred the sled who veta thought was ded and is sassed by child supersoldiers in bed (feat. a good and nice Jiralhanae)

New Blood - The One Where The Rookie Dies (feat. the Rookie’s death)

Saint’s Testimony - Iona deserved better (feat. all the progress set up by Cortana’s sacrifice at the end of Halo 4 for AI rights that would be shattered literally three months after this book came out by Halo 5)

Shadow of Intent - Joe Staten returns to tell a story about Rtas, who has been absent from the fiction since 2007, and all he wants is a nap (feat. Sangheili feminism)

Smoke and Shadow - Retroactively making Sergeant Forge a cool and interesting character, further set-up for future emotional pain (feat. sad worms)

Glasslands - You too can magically cure your mental illness if you just hate Halsey enough! (feat. squicky, heavy-handed, cheap Mengele references)

The Thursday War - Vaz consolidates his position as the worst character, the ‘Halsey Hate Club’ is an actual canon thing, Jul and Raia provide a reprieve for fans of decent writing (feat. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

Mortal Dictata - “Mein Kampf with pictures” is an actual line in this @ Halsey’s journal, surprisingly actually substantially emotional at times (feat. aliens who lack any semblance of their own culture and exclusively talk using human idioms and expressions).

Cryptum - YA novel written in the style of Homer about a naked Forerunner wearing only a straw hat and sandles who awakens ancient warrior, spends two weeks brooding on an island before necking his friend’s alcohol and investigating galactic atrocities (feat. cosmic horror, politics, and comedy).

Primordium - Long-dead ancient human returns from the grave to fight his alien boyfriend (feat. walking, roving, hiking, running, trekking, voyaging, wandering, roaming, migrating, wayfaring…)

Silentium - And then everyone died, the end! (feat. emotional trauma incarnate)

Evolutions - A series of short stories that highlight the well-known fact that living in the Halo universe would be shit (feat. being eaten by the Flood, being eaten by Jiralhanae, and making friends with naughty bugs).

Fractures - A series of even shorter stories that highlight the well-known fact that Halo 5 sucked (feat. “have you tried switching [the Domain] off and on again?” and Tobias Buckell’s fist literally shooting out of every page of Oasis to punch you in the face).

I am reviewing the song Carolina from HS1 tomorrow night but this was fresh in my mind and I wanted to get it out before I lost the thought process (and also because I’m bored). I would like to weigh in on the story and controversy that’s been circling about this particular song. No, I’m not talking about the drugs debate (though that will be mentioned). I am referring to the girl that this song is supposedly written about.

This particular story is an absolute mess and, as many people (including his diehard fans) have been pointing out - there is something about it that simply does not add up and I’ve been trying to process it. 

Here’s the general story:

So, Harry Styles met this girl. How, when, and where he met her; we have no idea. At least I have no knowledge of these facts. That’s not important. The important thing is that he met this girl and she made some sort of impression on him. Something that he obviously liked.

Skipping forward months or years to when he begins work on his first solo album: Harry Styles decides to write a song about this girl and put it in the track list. 

This is something that this girl has absolutely no knowledge of. Harry Styles, himself, has admitted that in multiple interviews.

Apple Music Documentary: 

I: Does she know a songs been written about her?

H: She does not. 

Radio 1 with Nick Grimshaw 6/12/2017

N: Do they know it’s about them or did they just put, like, on the telly…

H: They do now, yeah. 


N: So, you didn’t say, “By the way, I’ve written this massive song for you?”

H: No. 

N: You don’t tell people.

H: No.

N: It’s just a surprise. So, someone could be listening today whose not heard the album and say, “Hang on, that’s about me!”

H: Potentially. 

Now, I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing to write a song about someone specific. Everybody does it. Many people wouldn’t be able to write successfully if they didn’t. However, I’ll get to why this raises a few eyebrows in this particular case in a second.

I get the feeling that this was supposed to come off as relatively cute because there was another section of the story that has more or less been forgotten about now. Supposedly Harry wanted to see this girl again. He’d forgotten her name and had no way of knowing how to contact her. This could lead people to believe that this was potentially leading up to a cute, romantic relationship reveal. Again, I’ll get to why this is weird in a second.

Going back to the song; anybody would be absolutely flattered that someone had written a song about them. This is Harry fricken Styles and he has written a song about her. However, the circumstances under which this girl found out were less than ideal.

Her father was the one who put the pieces together after Harry Styles had performed the song live on the Today Show. 

How do we know that she found out through her father? Harry Styles told Nick Grimshaw live on Radio 1 the day that his album released. 

Radio 1 with Nick Grimshaw 6/12/2017

H: The person who it’s about, I found out how they found out it was on there, and their dad watches the Today Show and he, like, left her a voicemail saying “Um, I think he just sang a song about you on the TV.

This is also where we reach our first glitch in this story:

Remember that part I mentioned earlier where it was presumed that Harry Styles had forgotten her name and had no way of contacting her but wanted to get in touch with her again? 

The lyrics even claim I met her once and wrote a song about her. 

Well, we have multiple pieces of evidence that can prove that these two have kept in touch with each other since they met. How do we know this?

1. The obvious fact that Harry Styles knows how she found out that the song was about her. From the way that he tells that story, you could easily assume that she was the one who told him in the first place.

2. In his Apple Music Documentary, Harry Styles was asked specifically if he had ever seen this girl since he’d met her. 

Apple Music Documentary

I: Have you seen the girl since?

H: I have. 

From those two slips in the story, we can easily assume that these two people have been in some kind of communication since they met.

It gets worse…this goes on to the be the only song that Harry Styles has ever, EVER been open and honest about in the entirety of his career. Even his diehard fans have found this odd. If you’re a fan of Harry Styles, you know that he has never once openly discussed what a song is about or it’s backstory. 

Where is the evidence that he’s been open about this song? Take a look at any interview in which he is asked about ‘Carolina.’ There is no hesitation in his answers.

Radio 1 with Nick Grimshaw 6/12/2017

N: Now, is this about a specific person, this song?

H: Uh, yeah. 

N: Are they from Carolina, I’m guessing?

H: Yeah. 


N: Who’s it about then?

H: Someone from Carolina, I think… (jokingly)

H: But her name is it in so…I’m a bit…fucked with that one.

This leads Harry Styles fans on this frantic search to figure out who this girl is. Not that it’s any of their business but I don’t want to get into that…

Anyway, it turns out that this particular song has enough personal information in it in order for Harry Styles fan base to figure out exactly who this girl is.

Do you remember these pictures? That is supposedly her. How did the fans figure this out? I have no idea. They’re geniuses.  

Hold on though, that’s not even the best part. She was practically laid out on a silver platter for the fans to find. The only way that the fans were able to find this girl and know for a fact that she was indeed the one is solely because she is followed by an Azoff on multiple social media accounts.

Speaking of social media, as soon as this manhunt begins, she immediately puts all of her social media accounts on private. Though, I would argue that she waited for the fans to find her before she did.

So, what exactly is happening here? At first, I thought that it might have been a pure publicity stunt. There was a theory going around that this particular song was about cocaine. Perhaps Harry’s team wanted to debunk that rumor without words (even though he’s going for a rock n roll image…) but also give him as much publicity as possible. However, that theory changed when the girl was discovered and completely debunked when she made her accounts private.

No matter what version of the story you believe or how you believe it happened, it is very unmistakably obvious that this particular girl is being used for publicity reasons. It paints Harry Styles in a very bad light when you also consider the fact that every version of the story has him claiming that she had no knowledge of what was about to happen. In other words, they did this without so much of a warning to her or her consent.

Now…that’s not to say that she couldn’t be involved. She very well could be. After all, Harry Styles slipped up a few times and practically revealed that they have kept in touch. I could be wrong but I honestly do not understand how else he would have found out the story about her father. If he hasn’t kept in touch with her, somebody has. 

Either way you decide look at it, she’s being used for publicity. Whether she knew it was going to happen or not is an entirely different argument or a different day. Also, either way you look at it, there will be multiple points that do not completely line up with each other. A classic example of two truths and a lie because a lie is best hidden between two truths. Which part is truth and which part is lie, we will probably never know. However, based off of her general social media reaction, it is my belief that she had no knowledge of what was about to take place and if, she had any knowledge of how vicious the 1D fanbase can be, she was very smart to make herself private early on.  

There have also been rumors that Carolina will most likely be the next single from the album. This, however, would paint Harry Styles in a very bad light once again. He already has a potential girlfriend in the media (Tess), some people believe he has something going on behind the scenes with Mitch (his lead guitarist), AND there are rumors going around that he’s having a baby or has had a baby with an ex-girlfriend because of the song Kiwi. Now, they wanted to add this ‘Carolina’ girl into the mix?

Good luck getting rid of that womanizer image now, Harry Styles. If that’s even what you want…

DCEU Discussion Before WW

Well its that time of year again.  Another DCEU movie is coming so I must revisit all the past movies in preparation for the new Wonder Woman coming on June 2.  And I think I have finally realized yet another reason I LOVE these films.  Now to begin I am not going to bash M*rvel or anything, all I will say is that their movies are the same tone throughout pretty much all of them including GOTG.  Ok, that’s all I have to say about that, now onto the breakdown of what I just realized about DCEU.

So beginning with MoS, directed by Zach Snyder, you can tell this movie is told from the perspective of Clark/Superman.  There is a filter to it but it is mostly bright and sunny, daytime, even for the fight scenes.  Then the lowest point in the movie, when Metropolis is in ruin and Superman has had to kill Zod it is dark, its reflecting how dark Superman feels, how hopeless at that moment, because he couldn’t save Metropolis from destruction and he couldn’t save the last of his kind.  Then he goes outside, sees Lois, sees the person who to him is pure, and good, and worth everything in the world.  She is the reflection of the good of humanity to him and suddenly he sees hope, he sees a reason to fight on and try to stop this from happening again, suddenly, its brighter again, less hopeless.  The movie ends on hope.

Next comes BvS, also directed by Zach Snyder and now we have shifted perspective from the getgo.  This movie is Bruce/Batman’s perspective.  It is dark, and gritty, and hopeless.  He has been doing this for 20 years and seemingly has lost all light and good that was within him.  He just does this now because he doesn’t know what else to do beyond take down bad guys and if there are some causalities, well that sucks but not like he is the one directly killing them.  The whole movie is seemingly told at night except for the Superman scenes, but even those are a little darker, as if told through the eyes of Batman and how he sees Superman throughout the film.  Then, at the end, the funeral of Superman and even more so at the funeral of Clark Kent, it is bright, Batman sees hope in the world again.  He sees that he has been existing and not living, having forgotten why he became the Batman in the first place but the sacrifice Clark made reminds him that yes, there is still hope in the world, there is still good.  The movie once again ends on hope.

Finally comes Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer, is from the perspective of mostly Harley and Deadshot.  They are the focus and I would argue the whole film is skewed to Harley’s perspective.  We see its dark yes, but its so fun in the dark!  This is bad guys at night who are out to kill some shit!  This is told from the view of a woman who is mentally unstable and in love with someone who is abusive and doesn’t see it.  This is a movie full of loud laughter, crazy music, and fight scenes that are made to be outlandish and fun more so than just dark violence.  Harley thrives in this world and its completely different than the movies that came before it.

DCEU seems to be telling their filmmakers ‘hey look, these movies need to tie together so do that sometime but just make the movie you want to make about these characters, have fun with it, be yourself’ and I feel that will be continued in Wonder Woman.  Love these movies or hate them they are unique entities that don’t seem to just rehash the same one-liners, themes, and tones.  They are all different and let the filmmakers take the reigns for the most part.  This is why I love the DCEU, I’m not getting the same movie over and over again, I’m getting a new one every time.

anonymous asked:

Okay I understand what you said about death note, but don't you think you're going a bit overboard with the roasting? It's bad for people who know the original masterpiece, yeah, but it does stand alone as a movie. If I watched it with my non-anime-watcher brother, he might go, "Oh, that was interesting." And maybe finally give the original a shot. It did its job getting people familiar and interested in dn, but of course it couldn't be as good, its an entire sieris shortened to one movie

Well I did say when I started it that I wouldn’t have much pity toward the movie either. 

And I’m sorry, but we’re talking about a story that was extremely Japanese, and which not only was stripped of its Japanese intend, but also showed off Asians being killed by Light, and especially a bullshit explaination on them picking the name Kira because “in Japanese it means Killer so they’ll think we’re japanese” and them letting messages in Japanese on the crimescenes to pretend Kira is Japanese.

This is not the kind of things to overlook. Whitewashing isn’t something to overlook, and the movie dealt with it in such a poor way, in an actual offensive way, when you adapt something, you at least try to respect it.

And it’s not an entiere series shortened into one movie. They planned sequels. The movie ends on a stupid cliffhanger. And it follows absolutly no plot from the original. Why do you try to use the L. and Kira’s showdown, and clearly call your characters those ways, while you don’t respect the story at all?

Oh and fyi, for as…… much as they are (i’m not found of them), there are Japanese movies adapted from Death Note. The First movie is all about the mindgames between Light and L, and it ends on L. meeting Light. They changed a lot of things, but they kept the focus where it should be: on L and Light’s mindgames and manipulations. It teased for a sequel while actually leaving you with quite a story that was closer to the original. Of course you can’t adapt 12 volumes into one movie. But, especially when you expect sequels, you can try to cut the story correctly.

Listen, when you adapt something, you’re supposed to at least have read the thing. As bad as the Last Airbender Movie was, at least it did show you a Kid who ran away from his duty because he was scared of wars, two others kids finding him and trying to help him learn the elements, and Zuko the antagonist is still someone extremely wounded in hs honor after his father’s abuse.

And let’s be real, The Last Airbender is one of the worst adaptation of all time, it’s boring, and it’s whitewashing, but at least it kept the characters basic traits and journey. Why would you adapt something and keep the name if you’re not going to at least follow the story?

Like i repeated, it wouldn’t have been as bad if say, they did a whole new story where Ryuk just happens to drop the Death Note in America with enteirely new characters. No L. No Kira, an actualy story. Like the Chapter 0 of Death Note, or why not even explore the BB Murder Case since it’s a novel happening in America?

You can take the idea of the Death Note, but not if you take the characters name and the basics of their showdwn while absolutly nothing about it will be respected.(especially since the movie totally overlooked the mindgames between L and Light because Light did a really obvious mistake.)

And how the fuck does it stands alone when it removed the lore? No really?? 

Okay so, where the hell Ryuk’s come from? Why did the notebook say “Do not trust Ryuk”? What did Ryuk do in the movie that wasn’t trust worthy aside from not letting Light know Mia was doing bullshit? What was the point about this plotline?
What was Mia’s deal? We just had to accept that a cheerleader would get into murders right away?
Besides have you seen how those two bounded without even blinking at the idea of murders? Especially since Light is supposedly a victim we’re supposed to feel bad for in the movie?

Why do we have to accept that? Why do we have to accept the lowest of effort, of writting a basic Teenage Horror Screenplay, while the actual story was supposed to be One of The Kind? 

Seriously though, Awkward Teen with a Crush on Cheerleader Who Gets The Girl After Getting Mysterious Powers is a cliché. Turning Ryuk, a sympathetic figure in the manga, a passive observator, into a sort of creature always pushing you to do bad is cliché. Hell, they removed entierely the relationship between Light and Ryuk while it was the focus of the original.

Not to mention it was a story about a greater scale. The original manga was a commentary on how Law Enforcement works in Japan, and how a priviliged, popular, “will go far” kid like Light, who had access to the information, would believe he would have some reasons to clean it up.
But instead, it became a teenage drama. Light was always pushed by other people in the movie to make murders, and he often want to get out of it. Even the God persona is something coming out of their ego, while in the manga it’s something that just happens. Here, it’s kids who want the attention, and get backlash for doing so. An underdog, who just want to keep his life going in school, who plays God just because he was pushed by his girlfriend and because he is a poor kid who’s traumatized.

We went also from a story which was a commentary on Japanese Law Efforcement, to a story who was so oblivious to the Law Efforcement Commentary, that they showed a white cop choke the black lead before letting him go, and you’re supposed to cheer for the cop. 

Is it worth showing someone who don’t want to watch anime for them to get interested?? No. 

It’s a watered down stupid teen flick which plays on Edgy Fuel. It’s a project that was born and kept going with racist intends. It’s a story you may watch, think “bleh” and leave. Not get interested in more. And if you do, jfc. I’m sorry but I hate the idea some people might come into the manga expecting say, Ryuk to be like this movie bullshit, or Light, or L, or anyone. 

And okay, as a standalone movie?

The movie is poorly paced. The exposition scenes are hilariously bad. The characters motivation are inexistant, explained by a sexy montage of them having sex while killing people (of color), showing how immature the whole subject was treated. The montage itself was incredibily bad, the whole idea of seeing the ascension of Light’s godlike persona was totally overlooked for his stupid romance. It gives tragic backstories to the two main leads to explain somehow why they’re like that.

 The whole fun of this story, which was to see how L and Light was trapping each other, was ruined by the fact the plot runs on stupid and Light doesn’t make any decision. It’s Mia doing them. L. discover Light is Kira halfway throught he movie because Light fucked up. The manipulations of say, getting rid of the FIB agent, was completely overlooked in a cheap twist. Because that wasn’t important. 

The whole plot requires you to just accept they are whatever genuis and overlook the batlant mistakes they make to make the plot running. 
And, because it didn’t make it through, spelling out the message of “chosing the lesser of two evils”, removing the reader’s freewill to chose who to side with. 

It was not fun. It was not exciting. It was seeing Edgy to be Edgy.

And I’m sorry this is insulting? Death Note was a serie that run for 3 years. For 3 years, the authors went out of their way to make an unique story, with unique characters, with a complex view on mankind. They put 3 years to elaborate the themes, to develop the characters, to tie up the looses ends. 
And Hollywood saw from it just an opportunity of a quick cash, to be Edgy by taking the name and concept, and make the usual soup they do with teenage horror movies. 

Death Note wasn’t the franchise to do it. We can’t blindly accept adaptation because “it stands as a stand alone movie”. It’s completely disregarding the fact it was someone else’s work that you decided to strip from everything that made it so unique to start with. 

Even more when it’s America disregarding a culture and somehow managing to be offensive toward it, making them the victims of a story they were the main characters of to start with.

So I completely disagree with your point of view on it. I’m sorry if i’m harsh, it’s not against you nonny, much more against the movie.

If an adaptation isn’t capable of getting the basic understanding of the story right, they have no right to claim themselves as such. I’m not asking an adaptation to the comma, i’m asking to an adaptation which would respect its root.

Which isnt what this movie gave. 

color my name with the letters of your heart

as children we learned how
to spell love through
merwomen and princemen
bookworms and hairyfangs
oliveshrubs and streeturchins
we clapped hands with eyes
hung from gas lamps
hoping to send a wish
to whoever drew our
next scene that one day
we could find someone
who would give us
a perspective we didn’t have
who would love us
for our good and bad
who would show us
a world we didn’t know existed

we grew up and lost color
the stars outshined
the light of our eyes
the mirror told us
a monster lived inside
the world told us
some walls are unclimable
so we wrote love off
as another fairy tale
children consume
before bedtime
we believe the world
to be black and white
we were a shade
outside the spectrum

your smile sends rays
of hydrogen and helium
your body is a painting
nature can’t frame again
your soul has wings
and you soar with clouds

wishes are for wells
fairy tales are real
one day someone
will teach you
how jealous the stars are
when they hear your name
how everyone around you
is just a back up singer
show you colors
of the world
that only exist
in their arms

NCT Zombie Apocalypse AU: Doyoung

Member: Doyoung

Genre: Angst, Zombie AU

Words: 1.3k

Warnings: zombies, death, horror ish, etc 

Originally posted by neotechs

“Hey, have you seen the news?” You asked Doyoung, casually lazing on the sofa, facing the TV as Doyoung wandered in from the adjacent room. 

“Which news?” He replied, moving your legs to rest in his lap as he turned his attention to the news broadcast playing. 

“The situation is worsening..” Read the newscaster, bolded letters and words highlighted on the screen as she continued. 

“Do you think we’ll be affected? We’re pretty far away right?” You asked, eyes still glued to the glowing screen, no attention being payed to the light dimming outside your windows, oblivious the events happening on the street barely blocks from you, no idea of the horrors that could turn up on your front doorstep. 

“We’ll be fine, if we were in any danger we’d be evacuated. I hadn’t heard much about this until today, so it can’t be that bad.” Doyoung replied, patting your legs reassuringly and settling back into his seat. 

“Yeah, stuff like this never get’s too bad.” 

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These are a few of my favorite things

I thought I’d share a few of my favorite fics, the ones I come back to again and again, portions of some of which I can probably recite by heart.  They’re in no particular order, and there are plenty, plenty more I adore… these are just some of them.  I’ll probably make another post with more at a later date.

By @somekindofseizure:

Subterranean Pool.  Mulder and Scully get frisky in the office in S7, and again in S10.  Incredibly hot and achingly, surprisingly sweet.

When the Ink Dries.  Post-Memento Mori, Stella Gibson drops by the X-Files office for a visit, and things get… interesting.  By far the HOTTEST fic I’ve ever read… and apparently more is coming soon.  I’m already charging my vibrator and letting my husband rest up in anticipation.

The Black Tie Affair series.  Mulder and Scully are undercover as spies, and Mulder is having WAY too much fun pretending to be James Bond.

By @mldrgrl:

The Unscene.  A year in the life, beginning with the events of Per Manum (the flashbacks), and ending with All Things.  SO beautiful, sweet, and in-character.

Love Autopsy and Aftermath.  Mulder writes Scully a letter, and Scully responds (eventually).

By @storybycorey:

Pretty.  If Mulder and Scully were ever going to use pet names, it would go something like this.  Made me want to go shopping for lingerie.

Today, Tonight, and Later Tonight.  Mulder requires some auditory assistance while making a… deposit.

By @all-these-ghosts:

If I am Hopeful.  This is the fic that got me started reading fan fiction, and I still can’t stop reading it.

By @how-i-met-your-mulder:

Half-Light.  Mulder and Scully go back and get a second chance, of sorts.

The Unspeakable Fear of Things.  Emily Sim is cured and returns to Washington with Scully.

By @leiascully:

Visitor and Resident.  If Season Ten left a bad taste in your mouth, these will cure it.

By @scullywolf:

The Scenes In Between series.  Every episode.  Read them ALL.  They’re wonderful.

By @crossedbeams:

Trinity.  Dana Scully, Stella Gibson, and Blanche DuBois all in one place, and it is magnificent.

By @icedteainthebag:

Truth or Dare.  The hotel room in “Rain King.”  Things get a little… rough.  In the best way possible.

Vanilla and Skin.  Look, we’ve all got our kinks, and I refuse to be ashamed of mine.

By @anonstarbuck:

Favourite Things.  I like the strip club bit the best, naturally.

Eleven to One.  Yes, there’s just one chapter so far, but it’s one AMAZING chapter.

Haikus.  Oh, the Haikus.  They are true perfection.

By @dashakay:

Red Valerian.  You might think you don’t like anything Scully/Skinner, but this will change your mind.  It changed mine.

Twelfth Night.  The course of true love (or lust) never did run smooth.

Yeah… definitely going to need to make another post.  And then another for all non-AO3, non-tumblr fics.  I read way too much of this stuff.


This is an “in context” review of SPN 5x13, originally posted on LiveJournal on February 5th, 2010. I’m keeping the text in its original form as much as possible; the only things I’m updating are broken links, broken pictures, and a touch of formatting.

I’ve since seen movies that I hadn’t seen when I originally wrote this. :P

The amount of caps I took, the utter lack of coherency I have, and the minimal amounts of having anything USEFUL to say about this episode rival what I did for 5.04. Only multiply that by 10.



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How come every time Supernatural has to put a flashback scene the lightning always looks like we got transported into some kind of cheesy soap opera? 

I can imagine the conversation between the director and the lightning designer:

Lightning Designer: “What kind of lights do you need for this scene?”

Director: “Just fuck it up.”


I got a gift from one of my partners! Some oil pencils! I tried to use them for the first time with a ridiculously difficult scene. The scene is from A Silver Splendour, a Flame by thehandsingsweapon, one of my absolute favorites. The little wiggly things are light and magic. So basically - many little sources of light. Something I’ve never tried before. While drawing white on black. Which I also never tried before. You see, I’m very adventurous (pfffft not). Anyway, this was fun. I’ll make some genuine fanart of that scene when I actually know how to use the pencils. And the white-on-black. And multiple light sources. Lots of studies for one piece of fanart. This is almost as bad as all I’m studying to do justice to my pieces for The Rules For Lovers.
Happy birthday to me and Shana Tova (a hebrew New Year blessing, for the Jewish new year). This gift is lovely.

Below I will portray my thoughts about the Netflix Death Note movie. There will be several spoilers, so do not read if you have not seen it yet (save your life, you’re still in time).

The reason this movie is really bad stands in how they decided to demolish the complex and rich psicological, philosophical and existencial content of the original work in favor of some pointless cliches that we can find in any other teen movie of B series, like the useless splatter/gore scenes that add nothing to the movie - indeed they make it even more ridiculous, as if a little blood splashed here and there, and exploding heads could attract the viewer and strike him as the true Death Note did knowingly with dialogues, plans and the increasing tension between Light and L - or the lovestory between the two protagonists that “are not enought crazy” and “scared by normal people” (yes, they actually say/believe in this). So no more the boredom, neither the disgust for the modern society brings Light to use the Death Note for cleanse the world from the criminals, but because “it’s cool, I guess”. Honestly I did not even understand why he - the netflix Light - decided to became Kira: at the very beginning of the movie we can see him compilate other students’ tests in exchange of money, and this isn’t exactly the Kira’s idea of good. Then, to say that Light has been distorted is to say little: there was absolutely nothing of him in this adaptation - if we can call this movie an adaptation, because i had a different idea of what they could have done with it (it could be an imput to reflect about the actual issues around in the world, a way to focus on the western society of which America is representitive, but no!). 

So, in my opinion, this film sucks not because it’s an adaptation of the Obha and Obata work with a non-japanede Light, but because it’s not even this: it’s only a way to ruin one of the most interesting and well done anime/manga of the last years to make money on its international fame.

y'all I watched the new death note to see how bad it is. so here’s some…. thoughts.

I wrote these while watching the movie so they’re kinda disjointed lmao. also, SPOILER WARNING for anyone who cares.

- they opened the movie with a stupid “here’s your average american high school” montage instead of the intriguing opening scene of ryuk leaving to drop the death note in the human world
- I’m not even 10 minutes in and they’ve already butchered light’s characterization. they made him a “misunderstood” dude who physically steps in between other kids and bullies and does other people’s homework, instead of a passive, over achieving student with a god complex who watches it happen disdainfully from the sidelines. so we’re off to a great start.
- his mom is dead??? SERIOUSLY????? if they wrote his sister out too I’m suing

- his dad seems like a stereotypical jackass cop lmao. he’s nothing like the original chief yagami.
- ryuk is legitimately creepy, but it’s a little annoying that they just keep him in shadow all the time instead of showing his face.
- light is just fuckin carrying around the death note in broad daylight??????? even taking it out in a gym full of people???? again, butchering his characterization.

- also “mia” is a cheerleader, not at all like the gothic-lolita-edgelord that misa is
- “I, uh, it’s gonna sound a little crazy, but I have a death god.” surprisingly, I want this version of light to die faster than the original
- light and misa/mia actually have a relationship/partnership this time around, instead of him just using her as a means to an end. it’s nice to see misa given some agency instead of just going on and on about how much she loves “kira” and wants to serve him.

- L is just. showing up at crime scenes like it’s no big deal? did the crew of this movie even read the manga??
- again, trying to make light more sympathetic by having him being against killing the FBI agents instead of concocting this huge plan to get rid of them all.

- lmao and now he doesn’t wanna kill his dad, which the original light had no problem with as long as he did it in a way that didn’t immediately point all arrows to him. they’re reeeeally going out of their way to make light a completely different character.
- even for the changes they made to L, he’s still interesting, and the core of his character is still there so that’s something.
- also I gotta say that the camera work and lighting in this is actually really good?? they ain’t staying true to the source material but at least it looks pretty.


- well that ending was…… vague and disappointing because we didn’t get to see light finally kick the bucket.
- also I take back what I said about L’s characterization lmao he just. took WAY too many risks that didn’t jive with what he’s meant to be. not that he was Bad cause I liked this version of him, but there’s barely a trace of the original in him.

- over all it was just….. a very americanized retelling of the story, but it wasn’t as unejoyable as I thought it would be. a++ to the crew for making mia more than just a cutesy girl obsessed with light. plus L living through to the end was a great bonus.
- in the end, light’s character was WAY too different from the original so the story lost a lot of its weight. it was like everyone else around him were the geniuses and he was just a scared kid, which was “meh.” but even so, it wasn’t a terrible movie.

Lighting Mary 2 - TSOT and HLV

First: Huge thanks to constancecream for sending me her #setlock photos! It helped me answer some questions about how they lit the Leinster Gardens outdoor scene. I also got a kick out of hearing your whispered conversations in German–while on set in the UK–and then you send me the file in America–what a world we live in!

Also, I’ve just learned to make gifs, and I’ll update this post with them when I get my hands on some .avi files. In the meantime, reams of screencaps.

Sooooo much Mary mystery in TSOT and HLV. So much to look at.

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On stage with Rupert Graves and Jonathan Aris

Aaaah so I’m finally home after our coach got stranded in Ghent because of the strike in Calais yesterday, but it did gave me extra time to write everything down.

Okay let’s start with saying I was very scared to go to this con and meet Rupert himself. I thought Rupert would never have met a cosplayer before. I had a feeling the other actors might, but Rupert? He doesn’t do many events ao I figured this would be his first convention. There aren’t that many Lestrade cosplayers out there, so I was genuinely scared he would be uncomfortable or weird him out with the idea of someone attempting to look like him. 

I met him twice on the first day, although both meetings were very casual. Day two was when it got interesting:

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