at least i think that's what this is

anonymous asked:

You actually think that Louis didn't have any say at all on the JLY video...? The Niall comparison is apt imo. You seem to think less of him than I thought. Do you like anything he's been doing during the hiatus? This is a serious question because I don't get the feeling that you care about him in the least. (And I'm not saying that as a guilt tripping thing, I don't care about 4/5s of 1D so clearly people are allowed not to care about Louis or like what he's doing.)

Where did I say that I think he didn’t have “any say at all,” anon?

Why do you seem to think there are two options (he is in charge of every bit of that video or he had nothing to do with the concept) instead of a middle ground?

There is a middle ground, you know. He could have say in the concept and idea and let the team go from there.

Shockingly, this is how a lot of people work! For example, when I got my tattoo, I told the artist what I was thinking, sent her some references of pictures, and let her make the art. I did not tell her to put whatever she wanted on me and I did not bring in a drawing I did myself. Amazing–middle ground! When I remodeled my bathroom, I told the guy what I wanted, he gave me some options in my price range, and I chose the ones I liked. I did not give him free rein and I also didn’t install any of the materials myself. I had say in the concept and let someone else take care of the execution.

(For the record, I think Louis had a more hands-on approach to his video for “Back to You” since it was shot in his hometown and included friends and family members–so yes, let’s please compare that to Niall’s video for “Too Much to Ask.” But while we’re comparing Niall and Louis, can we also consider that Niall has talked many times about how he keeps re-recording songs, is worried about exactly what the album will sound like, etc. You do know that these are two different men who will approach their work differently, right anon?)

I think the song is about thinking you know the whole story from the media, but that you don’t. I think it’s about trappings of celebrity and about not knowing people’s struggles.

As such, it completely makes sense to use articles about the media, newspaper clippings and the like to make a lyric video. I think Louis likely had some say in that, and probably said something about wanting to refer to current events and scandals.

Beyond that, do I think he sat there choosing news articles with the intention to make that about Harry? Or with the idea that every article should be read to be about himself? No, I don’t.

I think if he were the one to choose news articles, they would have had a greater range of dates instead of having articles that were written in approximately three weeks before the video came out (including being written the day the video came out; how did he manage that? Did he plant the article so he could use it later?).

I think if he had hand select articles, and especially if he wanted to make a point about closeting or Harry, he would have been much more selective. For example, he could have chosen an article about George Michael from The Advocate or one that was more focused on him coming out. Too risky because of his Sony overlords you say? Fine. I still think he could have thrown in an old review of the Script concert that he and Harry attended before they met (The Script is with Sony). I think if he really wanted to make a point about the “I wanna lay where s/he lays” split, that would have been the only word in the video made that way.

Now! I do know that perhaps Louis had nothing else to do and somehow knew that an article he wanted to use about George Michael would also be published the day the video came out. (I also grant that maybe it came out the day before in print? Maybe the date given online is wrong–it’s possible.) If it is the case that Louis hand selected these articles, I don’t think he would do so with the intention of them being read the way my side of the fandom is reading them. Why? Because the articles are about things much greater or bigger than the self, and I would assume that was his intention.

I lost several followers overnight, and I can only imagine it’s because of my tags on this article, which I assume have been misunderstood. So let me spell it out:

I don’t think Louis Tomlinson would make an article about the displacement of 11k people about himself.

So you say that I “think less of him” than you thought? No, my friend. I seem to think more of him than the people who are seeing shit tons of Larry symbolism. Why?

Because I don’t think Louis is so fucking self-centered that he would make the displacement of 11k people about a relationship head canon. I don’t think he is so tone deaf that he would use the large H in an article about an actress being abused by Harvey Weinstein to represent Harry. I don’t think he would make these grand problems all about himself!

And if that is who you think Louis is, then please unfollow me, because the Louis Tomlinson you want to look up to is not someone I want to look up to.

asexualkittyclaws  asked:

i personally agree with you on the subject of what mika and yuu do in bed. To imagine that and fetishsize two teenagers is wrong and i agree that we should not pry into that. Its also kinda gross how people reguarly sexualize them but thats just my two cents. I just wanna say Im behind you on your statement!

Thank you ❤

At the very least people can have their preferences on fanfiction (where they’re usually written as adults), but thinking about who would top and who would bottom… as if you could take an opinion from the way they behave as two 16 year olds… kind of irks me. Especially the people who are like “X is the woman in the relationship!” disgust me.

It’s really interesting to me that what is arguably Lance’s greatest strength is also his biggest source of insecurity. 

Like, this boy is so adaptable. You can throw him into space, into a war, into a new lion, and he’ll essentially shrug his shoulders and slot himself into place. What makes the kid a powerhouse is that you can put him in any circumstance and he’ll find out where he fits and pretty much be able to hold his own there. He can integrate himself into basically any group dynamic (see: rebel mermaids, Hunk + Lance + BoM, and Team Voltron after Shiro). What Lance brings to the table is an ability to do what’s needed, to fill roles that need filling, and to mesh with anyone. 

But, for someone who values standing out, that would be seen as a negative trait. Lance wants to carve out his own place in the group– it’s why he’s so attached to the idea of being the “sharpshooter” (though, that does appear to be a niche of his!!). To him, it seems like everyone else around him has this “thing” that makes them special and unique– and, since he doesn’t (or, at least, he thinks other people don’t think he does) he feels sort of average and unskilled by comparison. 

The creators have said before that Lance’s character is about “providing what’s needed at the time” and like. Exactly. His “thing” is that he can essentially take on any “thing” you need him to and do it at least decently. That’s what makes him unique, and I can’t wait to see him realize it.

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get to know me: favorite female character → the ‘avatar: the last airbender’ girls
“I’m a warrior, but I’m a girl too.”

anonymous asked:

*KICKS DOOR DOWN* CAPTAIN KIDD'S RIGHT THIGH IS BROKEN SO WE ALL KNOW THAT'S WHERE RYUJI BROKE HIS LEG BUT BECAUSE IT'S ON KIDD THAT MEANS /RYUJI THINKS THAT HIS BROKEN LEG/TRACK RUINER REPUTATION IS A PART OF HIS IDENTITY/ ALSO THIGH BONES ARE HELLA HARD TO BREAK

JESU S CHRIST. OH… OH MY. I NEVER NOTICED THAT UNTIL NOW. ANON, I LOVE YOU FOR THAT.

It is true that Captain Kidd has a small detail on his right thigh that is basically (or at least what looks like) a bandage:

Here is a bit of a simple trivia/analysis about this though:

In the game it is confirmed that Ryuji’s leg was broken (not just a minor injury) he literally broke his femur, which is the strongest bone of the human body. It is hard as hell to break, but it is not impossible.

Besides, if Kamoshida broke it he wouldn’t have just kicked it with force or else he would be the one to get a broken foot instead (you see that a lot in boxing fights). If he broke it it is more likely that he would’ve had to brutally throw Ryuji on the ground instead or used his knees/foot carefully as a “hammer” (having a strong build would help to do that too) and even that would be difficult to cause this injury.

But this helps a lot to give us more insight on Ryuji’s character since injuries like that are more likely to affect not only on his sports career but on his whole health. A thigh injury is the most painful and difficult bone fracture to recover from and can affect nerves and blood vessels.

It may take even half a year to recover, but some people (like Ryuji) may never increase their flexibility or bear weight even with rehab.

You can see when they are running to get out of Kamoshida’s palace that Ryuji looks at his right side with pain:

He puts his hand over his right leg slightly to control the pain:

But then he falls when he puts his weight on his right side again (if you see the scene again you can clearly see that he is on his right foot when he loses balance):

And falls holding the same exactly place that Captain Kidd has covered in a bandage (the position is not the best, but you can see that his left leg is actually under his right one and he is holding his right thigh, close to his knee):

Ryuji also walks and runs slightly with a limp (his right leg doesn’t move as smoothly) and even his habit of putting his right leg over his left one can also be an indication of his injury. 

He may also have a scar or a deformity on the leg (something like a bone “tenting” the skin slightly) since femur fractures are mostly likely to cause it, but we can’t see that in the game.

It is a mark of his character and it is actually really nice to see the effort to make small details like that in game and how much Ryuji still thinks that this is just part of who he is and embodies this side of him in his own persona. It’s like he is saying “this is me now and I’ll deal with it”.

Now let us have happy Ryuji being cute after all this angst thing with my boy:

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“It is true that I have the habit of being always right - but I do not boast of it.”
– Hercule Poirot

Your local Voltron meta trash nerd is back at it again folks

Ok so bear with me if someone’s already done this but I couldn’t watch the newest season until now and I think (again this is all theory) that the last ep of Voltron was EXTREMELY important in terms of foreshadowing and learning more about the Paladins

So we’ve seen some common characteristics between the old and new paladins, ranging from straight up parallels to merely gender/build similarities. Pre-Comet Zarkon is stern but caring, Alfor is impulsive in battle, Blaytz is fun-loving (whooping with joy as he flies his lion for the first time like Lance) and flirtatious (gAY???), Trigel is the only female paladin (before Allura of course), and we didn’t see much of Gyrgan but he seems to be just as fond of one-liner snappy comebacks as Hunk. Shiro and Keith have a similar bond of friendship to Zarkon and Alfor, while Blaytz and Alfor have each other's backs (there is a scene that really parallels a scene from season 2)

But for me, this season has confirmed what I think are the weaknesses of the paladins because now we’ve seen multiple paladins and have been able to draw parallels between their personalities. The greatest things about these weaknesses are that they are actually the Paladin’s strength, but unmoderated they become weaknesses. For example, the Red Paladin’s strength is their instincts but its weakness, impulsiveness and self-centered thinking, is the result of relying too much on their instinct and not others. This one was quite obvious from the start, but the rest of them haven’t been explored much.

The foil to the Red Paladin is the Blue, whose weakness is self-doubt and relying too much on others, unlike the Red (which is interesting because Lance can pilot both thereby reinforcing the fact that he is multi-faceted, not having a “thing”). They are quick to doubt themselves because they can so easily see other’s strengths, but not their own. I mean “rely too much on others,” more so to mean emotional validation, to feel needed, etc. They see their worth through others’ eyes. Allura and Lance also share this willingness to charge in thoughtlessly or sacrifice themselves for the sake of their friends or family. Lance would give up his role as a Paladin for the sake of the team while Allura was lured into two traps because she wanted to see Alteans again.

The Yellow Paladin’s weakness is fear, but not necessarily like Hunk’s. Again, we don’t know much about Gyrgan but after seeing this line from Hunk

I think the weakness has more to do with not wanting to explore the unknown. A foil to the Green Paladin who is inquisitive, the Yellow Lion values security, therefore it’s weakness is not taking risks or sticking with what it knows instead of trying something new.

Which brings me to the Green Paladin, whose weakness is being willing to sacrifice everything for the pursuit of what they want (knowledge, family, etc.) Their inquisitive nature will sometimes lead them to make decisions that are too risky because they are too focused on what they want, like Pidge wanting to collect that data on her family instead of avoiding a giant falling object from the sky?!?!?! I think Honerva/Haggar would’ve made a great Green Paladin pre-Comet.

Finally, we have the Black Paladin and this is THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE. Their weakness isn’t apparent at first but when Shiro said

I realized it was this very decisiveness that is necessary to be a leader that is also their downfall. You have to be confident in your commands on the battlefield in order to avoid chaos and confusion. You have to make split-second decisions, sometimes really hard ones. All the Black Paladins must have this trait (Keith is v decisive. He knows what he wants, it’s just he’s immature and thinks with his anger, not his head), but being too firm in your decisions you make means you may not listen to your team. Zarkon refuses to close the rift, Shiro brings Keith to the Blade, Keith is… Keith.

Zarkon refusal to listen was his undoing and I think this episode foreshadows the same for Shiro. Shiro won’t turn all quintessence crazy, but I think this whole Kuron Phase 3 business is gonna stir things up (there’s a lot of theories about this but no matter what is actually going on, shit’s gonna go down) and maybe something inside him that he can’t control will mean Voltron loses its head… again.

But it won’t have the same ending as Zarkon’s story. This is where the right hand comes in. Zarkon and Alfor, Shiro and Keith, Keith and Lance. Think Hand of the King in Game of Thrones. It’s their job to make sure their leader doesn’t make dumb decisions. The right hand has every capacity of a leader but they aren’t because they see that another has traits that are stronger and they respect that person more. They instead lead by keeping their leader in check, challenging and pushing them to be better. But whereas Alfor failed to keep Zarkon from making the worst decision, I think Keith and Lance will write a different story.

I say Keith and Lance, not Shiro and Keith because Shiro has been retired from his post, he’s not the leader anymore even though Keith still feels like he should be. The writers have made it pretty clear that Shiro is to step aside from Voltron duties, but will still be important plotwise. If Shiro falls into Galran hands once again, maybe even becoming their weapon, Keith will lose it. He will stop at nothing to save him, just like Zarkon stopped at nothing to save Honerva/Haggar. It’s going to have to be Lance who will have to help him through this trial and talk some sense into him. I think this is why the writers have included a Keith and Lance bonding moment each season. Whether you ship them or not, it’s pretty obvious they have become more amicable and friendly as the show has gone on and this will be crucial in the seasons to come. Lance is canonically Keith’s right-hand man and if the story arc really does mimic the old story of the Paladins then this could be how it will go. I have faith Lance and the team will be able to reason with Keith and work out a plan. And they will still rescue Shiro but as a team.

Again, this is all theory so don’t take it too seriously, but I think it would be AWESOME. Let me know, too far-fetched? Waste of time? Didn’t make sense at all? lmao I’m trapped in meta hell

some people are saying that karmys are ‘dissapointed’ in us, international armys, just because we think that jin is underappreciated??? this isnt just of what recently happened with the header on youtube where jin was left out, but it’s about everything in the last 4 years. and even when i just became a fan around 1 year and 7 months ago, i noticed that jin, followed by taehyung, always has the least lines. i mean it’s a group with 7 members. not everyone can have a lot of lines, thats common sense. but with jin it literally seems like it doesnt matter if he gets excluded.

he trained for this, he couldn’t sing nor dance but look at him now. boy sounds like an angel. some people try to make fun of his dancing but i bet half of them cant even dance the spine breaker choreo by jin.


i just hope that this doesnt get worse and jin will get more lines in the future and he will also debut as an actor because he has a MAJOR in acting.

im not saying i want jin to do more, because he s doing the most. his heart events are literally my favorite thing ever. all im asking is that maybe bighit could just let jin shine more. the sad thing is also that jin was doing a major in acting, but he still hasnt debuted as an actor and even in bts’ ‘House Of Army’ he barely got any lines and just filling roles. this should concern every bts stan, not just jin stans. im a taehyung stan and i also got pissed off at this smh.


#WeWantSeokjin 💕

  • Ravenclaw: I feel trapped.
  • Hufflepuff: We're in the middle of an open field.
  • Ravenclaw: No, I feel trapped in this moment in my life. Where am I going? What am I doing? And how am I going to get to where I want to be?
  • Hufflepuff: We're going to charms class, we're going to be doing charms work, and usually hard work and dedication. Try to think in the now.
  • Ravenclaw: Well, in the now I'm contemplating an assault on you.
  • Hufflepuff: At least you're thinking about here and now!
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Jun was worried for Mingyu.

anonymous asked:

What happens when Crowley accidentally sees Aziraphale shirtless? Does he walk away or does he say a flirty comment?

After thinking about this HONESTLY I don’t think anyone will mind seeing anyone shirtless after knowing them for 6,000 years……Also they met in THE GARDEN OF EDEN remember……where EVERYONE is naked……also Crowley is a snake……a naked snake……and that shouldn’t change after they’re out of Eden since they’re not human? Anyways my point is they should be pretty comfortable seeing each other shirtless. That came out kind of weird