based off the novel

You write a novel.

Everyone loves the novel.

Someone makes a movie based off your novel.

Your favorite actor is cast in the movie based on your novel.

You become best friends with said actor.

It can’t happen if you don’t sit your ass down and write your novel.

Can you imagine a Dystopian YA novel where there is no pre-existing totalitarian government. Where there is no nuclear war that wiped everything out and the descendants are forced to live in a dangerous urban radiation filled landscape. Where there is no class system based government that separates people based on personality traits.  

Instead, imagine a novel that starts off with the world slowly descending into madness. Where governments across the world are collapsing and pure anarchy is running wild. Where there is no laws or structures at all, and its pretty much a free for all. 

And instead of a plucky main character who is the ultimate chosen one and is destined to overthrow the system, there is just a bunch of street kids. 

Street kids who grew up in this lawless world and witnessed countless atrocities. Street kids who are becoming fed up with this survival of the fittest bullshit and set off on a journey to change everything. 

Street kids, who everybody thought would amount to nothing, begin to plan and establish a new government.  A tougher, militarized government, one that restricts people because at this point people are acting more like feral savages. The street kids gain followers and establish their version of a proper society, one with laws and harsh punishment. The street kids mold their chaotic and violent world into a neater and ordered one. And throughout the years, the government seems to be working. And if people are protesting about their lack of rights, well hey what can you do about it? After all it is for the greater good. And the street kids rule with a iron fist, until years later a plucky brunette heroine dares to challenge them and leads a revolution that sends their hard work crashing down.  

And as they stand in the rubble of their established society, with nooses around their necks, and the shouts of relief and happiness from the people who are elated to see the brutal dictators executed for all their crimes against humanity. The street kids make eye contact with the elated heroine who is basking in the glow of the rebellion. And the street kids are no longer kids but adults who only wanted to make a better world. And they tell the heroine to enjoy the praise and the power for now because it won’t be too long before some one else comes along and destroys everything with one touch. 

Can you imagine a Dystopian YA novel that fully reveals the origins of a government and it’s founders.  

Based off the New Fairy Tail Light Novel

In the new Fairy Tail light novels (inspired by Fairy Tales) I’m pretty sure Gray’s is in the Emperor’s new clothes where two tailors promised to make the king clothes that only those smart/worthy enough can see it. When the tailors are done, the King doesn’t want to admit he can’t see it so he goes out naked. Everyone in the villiage doesn’t wanna say he’s naked or else they would expose themselves for not being worthy enough. 
I don’t know how it ends but I’m pretty sure the King bangs the tailor. 

Things people who refuse to watch FMA 03 are missing out on, as chosen by someone who actually thinks 03 is terrible and swears by the manga:

  • The music. God, it was all so good! The OST, the openings, everything. Especially l’Arc~en~Ciel, the band which did the most songs for FMA out of any artist (with a total of 4), but only one of which was used outside of 03 (Good Luck My Way from Sacred Star of Milos).
  • Bratja deserves a special mention of its own. Bratja was a song from the OST originally in Russian, sung from the perspective of the brothers. A fan made an incredibly beautiful and poetic set of English lyrics, which quickly spread through the fandom and were even sung by Vic Mignogna, Ed’s English voice actor.
  • A lot of old fandom memes, such as “I love dogs”, “Tiny miniskirts”, “Colonel Mustang is dead sexy”, short rants, etc. Basically the precursors to the Flame Alchemist rap, in a way.
  • The origin of a lot of fandom tropes and ships. Like regardless of whether or not you like them, I think it’s important to understand where these things come from and why. R/oy/Ed, Ed/vy, El/rice/st, Pride!Ed, Envy’s popularity in general, Ed’s birthday, “real world counterparts”, and brown hair Al all have their roots in 03. It’s also the biggest reason for Hohenheim hate; 03 Hohenheim was an absolutely terrible person, and since he wasn’t shown to be a good person right away in Mangahood, a lot of us had a deep-seated mistrust of him.
  • Reole/Liore residents had dark skin!
  • More development for the Ishvalans, including actual names for some of them, and an entire episode about Al bonding with a pair of young Ishvalan boys who hold misplaced resentment for their dead mother. Ever wonder why that one kid who saved Scar from the sewer is sometimes called Rick? 03 is why.
  • The Tringham brothers! There’s an episode (very loosely based off one of the light novels) where Ed and Al encounter a pair of alchemists about their age using their identities to do some… less than responsible research. Fletcher is my son.
  • Aaron Dismuke, Al’s original dub voice actor. He was fantastic, but he was also an Actual Prepubescent Boy who hit puberty just after the series finished, hence the recast for Brotherhood. Aaron returns in Brotherhood as the voice of young Hohenheim.
  • A lot more comedy. While the manga was full of funny scenes, Brotherhood cut out the majority of them. 03 had a lot more jokes, including episodes 13 and 37, which were fucking hysterical.
  • Adaptations (albeit not the best) or some bonus content from the manga, such as extra chapters and one of the light novels, as well as a lot of early chapters that Brotherhood left out. Meaning Youswell actually gets an episode!
  • A lot of early “villain of the day” type episodes, which although weird and nonsensical, were a lot of fun and are great if you feel like watching FMA but don’t want to jump in at the middle of the plot or rewatch Reole for the gazillionth time.
  • I’m going to be completely honest with you, as an Al fan who’s very picky about visuals, Al’s armor looked way better in 03 than it does in Brotherhood. (Aside from the inconsistencies with his eye color.)
  • Winry and Sheska’s alien witch hunt. No, I’m not making that up.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was just reading Alex Rider and came across a part that mentioned Alex beating up a group of bullies and it got me wondering. If trained child combatant who was going to a normal public school how would the school as a whole (faculty, parents and students) react to of a story circulating regarding a kid taking on five and going to the ex-special forces levee of brutality to win? How could it be covered up?

Looking at the real world, if you have a kid who’s been getting training from their parent… look, this shouldn’t happen. Most responsible adults with advanced combat  training won’t teach it to their kids. Most. But, it does happen. You will occasionally run across kids who’ve had police or military hand to hand training. They have a parent who’s a cop, or spent tours oversees. The kid may be responsible with this information. Or, something like this could (and does) happen. Maybe it was some misguided, “teaching them to fight,” machismo by their parent. Maybe the kid just wasn’t quite stable, or simply made a miscalculation. There’s a lot of potential factors.

The result is pretty messy, however. Criminal investigations, of both the parent and the child. Depending on the severity of whatever they meted out, you may be looking at criminal charges, potentially being charged as an adult. A kid snaps, gouges out the eyes of an opponent, and kills another by crushing their trachea, and you could easily see a kid in modern America sentenced to +25 years in prison. This can easily spill over onto their parents. It’s not hard to see a situation where an older kid could get their younger siblings taken by CPS in order to, “protect,” them from the parent responsible for this training in the first place.

There’s also a real liability issue for the school and the kid’s parents. If you’re wondering about the idea of a cover-up in the real world, that would be stopped dead by civil litigation. Say whatever you want about America being overly litigious, but things like this are why tort law exists. This would also become a factor regardless of the bullies being alive after the encounter. Someone trained this kid; they’re responsible. Someone let this kid wander around free, waiting for something like this to happen (even if they didn’t know); they’re responsible. This means, even if he kills all the bullies, and there’s no witnesses, you still couldn’t bury this thing fast enough.

The irony here is, even if the bullies provoked this response, it’s still indefensible, and in the eyes of everyone the kid who went too far, and started turning people into meat origami, and they will be held responsible.

This is something every martial artist lives with’ the more training you have, the less force you’re allowed to use to defend yourself. The thought process goes (accurately) that you need to apply less force to ensure your safety, and that of others. It becomes far easier to become the aggressor, legally. This still applies to your kid. Age really isn’t a factor in that. It doesn’t matter if it’s a teen or an adult, with advanced hand to hand training. They go off and start killing people, even in self defense, it’s going to be viewed far more carefully than if a white belt screwed up and accidentally killed a mugger.

So, yeah, that’s not going to be fun.

There’s another factor here worth remembering, bullies are looking for easy victims. They don’t always succeed in finding them, and they probably couldn’t tell you how they identify their potential victims. Normally, bullies will avoid someone with combat training. This isn’t intentional behavior, so much as a subconscious response. Martial training builds self-confidence. In turn, this makes them look less like ideal victims to a bully. Somewhat obviously, it’s not 100%. Some people really are too stupid to live, but that tends to be a self-solving issue.

So, let’s put this back in its intended perspective for a minute. Or at least, as much as I can, having never read the Alex Rider books.

You’re an intelligence agency that just took complete leave of its senses and trained a teenager to be a superspy. They then took that training and used it on civilians? Your next phone call is to get a cleaner on site to bullet the kid in the back of the head, and dump them in a landfill, hog farm, or whatever’s nearby, then pretend that kid never existed in the first place. Let everything after that become one more mystery, because really who’ll notice?

After all, if you couldn’t trust them to keep their training secret, what hope do you have that they won’t flip and start spewing classified information to anyone with a badge or a gun? You can’t afford that. No one can.

Worst case, leaving the body where it landed won’t really lead back to your doorstep. There’s an awkward truth to homicide investigations: If the killer and victim are total strangers, it can become damn near impossible to identify them. A cleaner with an unregistered .44 can leave your teen spy in a pool of their own blood, and slip the perimeter before the local PD figures out what happened. They’re used to giving authoritarian regimes the slip; what are the NYPD going to do? Seal Manhattan over one homicide? Yeah, right.

Not killing the kid and just turning them loose will result in a psychologically unstable rogue agent who may have information you really don’t want in the wild, and their cover is now blown. So any rival groups could potentially make a play for them, or try to disappear them for their own use. That’s another big problem, but hey, it’s a tough world. Hell, even M threatened to have James Bond killed at least once, right?

Also, having a kid flip out like this is a training failure for your agency. I mean, it’s one thing when we’re talking about some guy who was teaching their kid Krav Maga in their basement,  but if you’re supposed to be a respectable intelligence agency, you really needed to make sure your spy would actually be able to operate in the field. That doesn’t mean shirking the issue of bullies, but it does mean finding other, more creative, ways to neutralize them. Not necessarily non-violent means, though those would be preferable. Planting evidence, framing them for crimes, or just straight up blackmailing them into public confessions are all on the table, but taking the direct approach for no substantive gain? No, that’s just bad tradecraft. It exposes the kid, it exposes your agency, and it does this for no benefit.

If there’s a lesson for your writing, it’s that no one is too important to kill if they become a big enough problem. I realize this kind of flips the script on the superspy genre. But, given the provided scenario, there’s no compelling reason not to snuff them. Any cover-up needs to start with tying up loose ends. That means the kid and anyone he confided in. Best case, just him. Worst case, it’s time to dig out the tarps and deep six a few friends and acquaintances. Just be quick, clean, and make sure there’s nothing left that can tie back to you, and you’re golden.

Now, this doesn’t mean that assassinating the kid needs to be successful. The odds aren’t in their favor, but they could find a way to survive. I mean, the entire Bourne film franchise is based off a rogue agent working against his old handlers (the novels are slightly different). But, it is the reasonable response, especially when working in a genre that goes through supporting characters like popcorn. It’s easy to sit back and think, “well, that doesn’t apply to this character, because they’re one of the main characters.” Splat. Not so much, it seems.

One of the best ways to keep your audience engaged (in genre fiction) is to find ways to subtly violate the conventions of your genre by remaining true to the nature of your characters. Especially if those characters are baked into the genre itself. The superspy genre is (usually) very lethal, selectively. It kills off characters who aren’t important to the narrative. It will wax the mentor, the old friend, people your protagonist cares about, because it’s expected. But, it rarely turns around and puts a bullet in the protagonist because they became too much of a problem… unless you’re Sean Bean.

It’s probably worth saying, in closing, you really can’t train a teenager as a spy. Maybe for sigint, but not spies like you think of them. Working in human intelligence includes a staggering amount of psychological pressure. Most adults can’t handle it. Part of the training process is about screening out recruits that simply wouldn’t be able to survive the job. While you could subject a teenager to this, their chances of coming out the side as a functional operative, or even alive, are extremely low. It’s one thing to wave this for because you’re looking at the superspy genre, but that operates with a comfortable disconnection from reality. When you start asking, “but, how would this actually work?” Everything starts to come apart at the seams.

-Starke

Since I didn’t work a reference in along the way, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is still a fantastic look at spies, and absolutely worth your time. Amusingly, it’s not the first novel in the series, but is an excellent book.

Also, I’ll say it again, the first couple seasons of Burn Notice are a fantastic tradecraft primer. They’re not perfect, but the narrator offers a lot of excellent insight into how to exploit human nature.

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Based off the graphic novel, The Coldest City, Academy Award winner Charlize Theron leads us in the female John Wick, Atomic Blonde. Directed by the co-director of the first John Wick, David Leitch, it is bound to have intense and unbroken phenomenal action choreography. The trailer even has a 30-some second unbroken sequence, reminiscent of The Raid. If a Furiosa Wick doesn’t appeal you enough, how about if I add James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella, and John Goodman… How about now? Espionage action thriller, set in Cold War divided Germany, with a terrific action director and a great cast. I would not even be upset if it’s connected to the John Wick universe.

Cas is twenty-six and has never been kissed. It’s never been a problem, but now his advisor is saying that his dissertation, a romance novel, is lacking a personal touch and won’t be liked by the board. With one day until it is due Cas is at wits end, but maybe his roommate, Dean, can give him a few pointers. 2.9k [AO3 Link]

“You love me?” Jo asked with wide, open eyes.

Anna nodded back timidly and tried to walk away, but Jo caught her arm before she could make her escape.

“How long? How long, Anna?” she demanded. “How long have you loved me?”

Anna may have been an angel, bright and powerful and able to smite Jo in an instant, but in that moment, the angel looked completely and utterly human. Her eyes were downcast and her lip was perched between her teeth. She looked terrified, which was beyond Jo. How could an angel of the Lord be terrified of a simple human like her?

“Ever since I pulled you from Hell,” she whispered. “When I touched your soul, it was the purest thing I’ve ever felt in my life. From that first caress of your being, I knew that I’d Fall for you, Jo. I just knew.”

“Anna…” Jo trailed off, because what the hell. How could an angel love her, a hunter? It didn’t make any sense, because angels hated hunters. The only reason Jo was topside was because she was a pawn in their games, and even though she thought Anna wasn’t like the others, she still had doubts at times. She thought that Anna was just putting up with her, that Jo’s love for the angel was unrequited.

“I should go,” Anna said as she turned on her heel. Her large, obsidian wings flew out, ready for flight.

Jo felt herself panic as Anna crouched down. She couldn’t let her angel leave, not after a confession like that one.

“No you don’t,” Jo said, reaching forward and turning Anna around. With a fire within her, Jo leaned in and

“Their lips…no. They touch one another with their mouths…no. They…uh…mack on one another for a long time…the end.” Cas pushed his laptop away and ran fingers through his hair, groaning. “This is impossible,” he muttered to himself, and brought his elbows up onto the table.

He’d rewritten the ending scene with Anna and Jo’s kiss a thousand times, but it never worked out. Professor Mills cited a lack of personal touch, and told him to base the kiss on his own experiences. “Add a little raunchiness, will ya?” she said to him with an upturned grin. He nodded and laughed along at the time, but now he was truly panicking. He was never going to finish his dissertation before tomorrow’s board presentation, and it would all be because he’s the only twenty-six year old on the planet who has never been kissed.

It wasn’t like he hadn’t tried before. Back in college, Cas was almost kissed a few times, the closest being when he was playing a drunken game of spin the bottle with his floormates. It landed on a girl named Meg, a feisty business major who was known for her escapades in the bedroom, but when she leaned in and tried to kiss him, he couldn’t do it. When Cas imagined his first kiss, it always was with someone he really cared about, not some girl from Edlund Hall that he barely knew.

“Yeah, wait until you find the perfect person to kiss. That’ll do you a lot of good,” Cas angrily muttered to himself as he pulled his computer back towards him. The cursor blinked back at him mockingly, and Cas carefully began typing.

“With a fire within her, Jo leaned in and grabbed Anna’s face-”

“No, no, no!” Cas cried out as he pounded on the keys. Even if he had no experience, why couldn’t he write this damn scene? Kissing was not rocket science, and he’s read enough romance novels in his life. Why can’t he just write a few lines and get it over with?

“Cas?”

He cringed when Dean’s voice hit his ears. The last thing he needed was his roommate seeing him all up in arms over this, especially since he was the one Cas had been trying to get the courage to kiss for years now. He quickly thought that if he wasn’t such a coward, then maybe he’d be able to not fail out of his dissertation.

“In my bedroom!” Cas called out, and began fruitlessly typing nonsense as Dean’s footsteps ricocheted off the hardwood floors, stopping when he reached Cas’s door.

“You okay?” Dean asked, and Cas turned around to see his friend leaning against the doorframe, lips turned up into a smirk as he toed the ground with his boot.

Perhaps it’s heightened by Cas’s troubles, but Dean looked even more handsome than usual. His jeans were rolled up at the bottom, revealing his ankles, and his white t-shirt was dirtied from his work shift at the garage. Combined with his playful gaze and his hands in his pockets, Cas felt himself blanching.

“Earth to Cas? You there, buddy?” Dean said as nodded in his direction.

Cas blinked owlishly a few times before going back to his laptop. “Yes, I’m sorry. I’m just trying to finish my dissertation.”

Dean walked over to his computer and peered over Cas’s shoulder. He could feel Dean’s breath on his neck, and it took everything in him to not turn his head and close the distance between them. It would be the perfect moment to get experience-

“Wow, this sucks,” Dean snorted, and alas, the moment was broken.

Cas glared up at Dean and pushed away from his desk. “You think it’s crappy? I’m presenting this to the board tomorrow,” Cas reminded him with emphasis. “And you decide to tell me now that it’s crappy?”

Dean held up his hands and backed away into the bed. He plopped down and replied, “Crappy isn’t the right word. It’s just…lacking. Jo grabbed Anna’s face and kissed her until they broke apart tells me nothing,” he said, quoting the last thing Cas wrote down. “I want to read about what the kiss felt like for Jo, you know?”

Cas took a deep breath and took a seat next to Dean. He folded his hands in his lap and glanced out the window, then asked the question that had been on his mind all day. “What does it feel like to be kissed, Dean?”

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Here’s our review of VALERIAN, starring KRIS “THE KRIS” WU:

There is no reason he needed to be in that movie.

The end!

Congrats to Kris on that paycheck and, more importantly, getting to stand that close to Rihanna.

Stupid people are dangerous.
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Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games 

When you realize a silly and unoriginal YA novel (Collins basically ripped off Battle Royale) based around a mundane love triangle with three glossily attractive teens gives you one of the most important quotes of our time. 

Okay, so if the Wonder Woman novelization is based off an early version of the shooting script, one of the best parts of the movie was actually added in during production. Here read this:

Yes. The scene where Diana turns to the ice cream guy and earnestly praises her with: ‘You should be very proud!’ was not part of the early version!

Also, not keen about this: ‘Steve took her elbow as she climbed up. She didn’t need his help, but the pressure of his hand on her arm– the affection– pleased her.’

Not really keen on that, again, I prefer what ended up on film because, in the movie, Diana takes a second to appreciate the ice cream and even Steve seemed to be charmed at Diana’s earnest: ‘You should be proud’ and echoes it. Steve also seemed happy that Diana liked ice cream, it’s like when you introduce people to something you like and they like it too. 

And, he doesn’t take her elbow, he goes forward first, waits for her to catch up and sort of closes the distance between them to help guide her to where they were going. 

IMO, the reason why Steve/Diana worked for me was that there were no conscious efforts to make moments more romantic than they should be. 

Oh, there’s a video of this moment:

The difference of an early draft and the finished creative collaborative work. 

Svt as frat boys

Seungcheol: frat president. only wears chubbies and button up shirts. backwards hats. royalty on campus all the pledges want to be him. what does he want to do when he graduates? house dad. t h r i v e s during hoco and greek week. so much school spirit. cares for his boys they are his Number One Priority. always has a beer in his hand. collection of koozies. no one knows what his actual major is. plans the best float trips for the summer all the sorority girls want to go on his. intramurals? if his frat doesn’t win, he’s out for blood. intimidating during rush week but all the kids end up crying when he graduates. supporter of the Dad Bod.

Jeonghan: only rushed because seungcheol made him but ends up liking it. the Scary older brother. doesn’t put up with your shit. is the risk manager. grades suck? you’re out. do something you’re not supposed to do? you’re out. makes the best jungle juice. you thought seungcheol was bad during intramurals? lol. jeonghan will fight for the title. comes up with all of the concept ideas for hoco and greek week. best older brother to come to for advice. despises chubbies with his entire being. will burn the boat shoes. owns the house dog. takes on the vp roll too. does more for the chapter than seungcheol does. cracks down on community service hours.

Joshua: no one knows why he joined a frat. not your typical frat boy. likes it the most though. everyone thinks he’s pure and innocent but the first frat party? he’s on the table singing along to single ladies with the sorority girls. deals with new member education. mom of the frat. thinks soonyoung’s pledge duties are stupid, doesn’t stop him from implementing them. holds bake sales as fundraisers. was Sheltered as a child so tries e v e r y t h i n g. inhaled a blunt once. doesn’t really care about intramurals but school sports? first one rushing out onto the field after a football win. dresses up for all of his classes and all of his hungover brothers hate him for it.

Jun: oh boy. all the frats want him during rush week. he brings in the girls. his fraternity is throwing a party? is he going to attend? he is? awesome the entire sorority will be there. a greaseball. drunk flirts with everyone. never hooks up with anyone though + never has a girlfriend. no one knows what the deal is. fiercely loyal to his fraternity. reigning floor hockey mvp title holder. doesn’t hold any positions in office + doesn’t want to but he’s there for everything. hypes up weekly chapter meetings. comes up with the best philanthropy events. has tried to run for hoco king every year but can’t because he’s not a senior. once he gets his chance he wins by a landslide. everyone loves him. teachers let him come to class drunk.

Soonyoung: unofficial new member educator. fights with joshua on everything. comes up with all of the hazing events but is never too mean. a Clingy Gay Drunk. could not give less of a shit about intramural sports. somehow always manages to spike the punch at formals. best person to tailgate with. jihoon can’t stand him. always dancing. always gets picked as greek god because his talent is dancing. other frats hate it because they never win the competition. sororities love him. adopted into nearly all of them. he has a key fob to at least half of their houses. friends with everyone. The Carefree Kid he’s just in it for the fun. never goes to class but still manages to pass.

Wonwoo: hates going to all of the events. nobody knows why he stuck with the frat. honorary stoner of the frat. where’s wonwoo? probably up in his room packing a bowl. never attends any of the brotherhood nights but doesn’t get kicked out. very studious. the only one in the frat besides vernon that doesn’t cheat with their study hours. got put on the frat’s volleyball team because he doesn’t do anything else and is surprisingly good. the girls love him but he couldn’t care less. has never attended a party. some of the new kids don’t even know who he is. is the mastermind behind hell week. eats taco bell every night but never gains a pound.

Jihoon: joined because his counselor was concerned that he wasn’t doing anything besides going to classes. seungcheol takes him in. honorary banner painter. goes to parties but stands by the walls. everyone loves him and he doesn’t know how to handle it. won’t do anything until his homework is done. secretly wants to be the president. ends up playing soccer for the frat and is better than everyone. gets super embarrassed during serenades but secretly loves it. really into pomping like he is Focused. they put him in random costumes for events to attract people bc he looks cute.

Seokmin: wholesome boy. doesn’t agree with what’s going on? won’t participate. but not a buzzkill. like soonyoung, probs gets along better with the sororities. wins all the greek life singing competitions. plays soccer too but isn’t very good so he just stands on the sidelines and cheers. carries the letters everywhere and doesn’t complain. still does pledge stuff even when he isn’t a pledge anymore. beer run? call seokmin. something happens with one of the brothers? call seokmin. mood maker for the frat if seokmin isn’t there it isn’t as fun. organizes the best formal trips. in charge of planning spring break all the other frats are jealous bc his has the most fun. always volunteers to sober drive for parties so other people don’t have to. wins ‘brother of the year’ every year. lightweight. refuses to drink beer bc he thinks it tastes like sewage water and doesn’t care what anyone thinks about it.

Mingyu: pretty boy of the frat. always the one who gets sent to talk to the cops when parties are busted bc he can talk himself out of everything. chubbies enthusiast it’s his entire wardrobe. the kid that wears american flag swim trunks to darties. seungcheol is shaping him up to be a clone of himself. jeonghan is disgusted. lowkey a stoner. but no one knows. except wonwoo. lives in the house all four years. parades the flag around proudly during spring break. doesn’t remember spring break. builds the best beer shutes. beer pong champion no one can beat him. probably practices in his room.

Minghao: nobody knows why he’s in the frat either. only goes to parties to babysit mingyu. has the highest alcohol tolerance. rides around with seokmin when he’s sobering just to get away. gets the most girls mingyu is jealous. always gets asked to go to sorority formals. Respectful Kid that’s why the girls love him. designs all of the tee shirts so they’re actually cool. can’t find minghao? probably up in wonwoo’s room. super chill. really reserved unless he’s around his friends. can either find him playing cornhole or bugging seungcheol while he’s grilling during tailgates. if he actually is drunk? up on the table singing with joshua.

Seungkwan: jesus. wild. lightest lightweight of all the lightweights. but never knows when to stop. also a Clingy Gay Drunk. drunk cries every weekend. vernon is the only one that can handle him. gets assigned the most ridiculous pledge duty. like. he’s the ‘walk-of-shame’ pledge. has to walk across campus every saturday morning in a matching bra and lace panties. isn’t even embarrassed though. learns to love it. jihoon video tapes him every time. older brothers pick on him all the time. always has to do the weirdest stuff. need a condom? call seungkwan. need to be bailed out of jail? call seungkwan. makes all the activities better though. without him the frat would be so boring.

Vernon: wonwoo’s mini me. can’t find vernon? he’s always in wonwoo’s room don’t even look anywhere else. an obvious stoner have you seen his wardrobe? literally comes to everything high. doesn’t drink very much but when he does he goes hard. the whiskey and lemonade kind. artistic mind behind everything. can’t draw for shit but comes up with the coolest ideas for sets and banners. plays flag football for the frat. is the quarterback. better than everyone else. stays up all night long before hoco to help with the float. likes to pomp he’s diligent. always tries to take the aux during parties but they kick him off of it bc he starts playing some alternative shit and kills the vibe.

Chan: innocent child. someone from another frat even dares to look at him wrong? all hell breaks loose. people get into fights for him. the most spoiled Little. seokmin is his big and soonyoung is his gbig and the kid literally gets hundreds of dollars in gifts for his birthday. never has to pay for anything. gets assigned a pledge duty so it doesn’t seem biased but no one cares when he never does it. even when he doesn’t live in the house, he lives in the house. knows he’s spoiled and milks it. has never had to buy beer not even once. really good at flip cup. really bad at beer pong. doesn’t even flinch when he takes his first shot and everyone thinks he’s a god.

Reasons why I shouldn’t be an English teacher

Because I would be tempted to make an assignment (probably just a bonus assignment for extra credit) based off the short visual novel game called We Know the Devil.

Reasons why I want to do it:

- The writing in this game doesn’t play around with you. There’s a lot of reading in between the lines that must be done in order to understand the complicated and troubled lives these teenage characters live in, and also the fact that the setting they live in is similar to ours, but also different. The characters are already used to their world, but when they get told to tune the radio, and they say “sure, hold on” and start pulling out a rope that has a crystal on it, that’s when you realize that this isn’t your normal, boring, Christian summer camp, even though the characters all act like it is.

- Lots of good discussion about how normal society tends to otherize/demonize folks who have a hard time fitting it in order to make themselves belong. Ever heard the phrase ‘put someone else down so you can put yourself up’? This game critiques that aspect of humanity.

- Similar to the above, the game also critiques how Christianity is used as a way to justify belittling people who don’t fit in, by calling them sinful or saying that they will go to hell. Even if the people who don’t fit in are just children.

Reasons why I wouldn’t do it:

- This game kinda assumes you’re familiar with shows such as Sailor Moon, or Power Rangers, because it makes use of the trope where people with emotional vulnerabilities can become monsters that the show’s heroes must defeat. However, everyone has emotional vulnerabilities at least once in their life, so this story runs with the idea and such shows demonization of vulnerable people. You could still understand what the story is saying even if you aren’t familiar with those sort of TV shows, but having a cultural background of it does help.

- I personally love the game, but know that the way to get the secret ending is a little obscure if you don’t have a gameFAQ on hand.

Overall, it’s a good game though, and I enjoy what raw experiences this game pulls out and shows the audience. It’s well worth reading, and seeing this insightful, almost autobiographical take on a dark part of growing up.

My Top 15 TV Shows

Hello! I decided to make this list in case anyone needed a new TV show to watch! My recs are going to go from favorite to least favorite (although some are so close that they are basically tied) Just so you all remember, also, these are just my opinions of the shows and you may not agree with me, and I’m sorry if I rec a show that you absolutely hate, because that was not my intention!

1. Lost

So yes, my all time favorite show is not Teen Wolf. Lost is just such an amazing tv series, and I wish they were still making seasons! It is a completed show with I think 5 seasons? This TV series is about a plane that crashes on a strange island. It’s full of mystery with some comedy and action and it is just really good. It follows the stories of all the different people who were on the plane, and this show is so mysterious that by the end you may still have questions. 

If you like shows such as: Twin Peaks, Dexter, The X-Files, Stranger Things etc. this show might be something you’d enjoy!

2. Teen Wolf

So even though in my opinion Teen Wolf has gone downhill, I honestly believe this show, particularly the earlier seasons, is really great. It’s romantic, it’s funny, and it has werewolves in it. It also may be a little cheesy, especially in the first season, but I don’t mind personally. 

If you like shows such as: Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Shannara Chronicles, True Blood, etc. this might be a show for you!

3. Sherlock

So this one is pretty much tied with Teen Wolf (honestly it should probably be above it but oh well) So the thing I love about this show is the comedy and mystery! There are twists and turns and it’s entertaining and interesting and all the actors do an amazing job! The fandom can be toxic, though, just a fair warning. But honestly it really is a great show that I can not praise enough because I spent hours binge watching this and squealing about it and it is so deep and has plot twists and it’s just amazing! Yeah.

If you likes shows such as: Breaking Bad, Fargo, Elementary, Person of Interest, Black Mirror, Mr. Robot, etc, this show could be something you’d enjoy!

4. Fargo

So this is a thriller show that is very dark and has very mature, disturbing parts sometimes. But, it also has some comedy and honestly it is just an amazing preformance and story. Obviously, this is similar to the movie Fargo, but it continues on with another season, and a 3rd season is supposed to come out sometime this year! All of the actors are just so talented. The main character in season one is actually Martin Freeman, and in season 2 one of the main characters is Kirsten Dunst. Also, this show has seemingly different seasons that all connect. It is just so amazing like honestly I could probably put this one 1st or 2nd but it is kind of disturbing.

If you like shows such as: Sherlock, Lost, Breaking Bad, Narcos, Mr. Robot, True Detective, etc. then try out this show!

5. A Series of Unfortunate Events

If you haven’t heard of it, this series is a Netflix series based off of books. Many people may recall the movie, and I can say that the tv series is very different in many ways that make me prefer it much more to the movie. Firstly, Neil Patrick Harris does an amazing job portraying Count Olaf (the main bad guy). This TV series is meant to be kind of cheesy with a dark, creepy undertone. Also, it is full of mysteries! I really love how they’ve changed it and the casting in my opinion is much better! So far, the 1st season is the only one out, but I have no doubt that there will be more.

If you like shows such as: Dexter, The X-Files, Psych, Veronica Mars, etc. you should watch this show!

6. The Flash

So this show is obviously about the superhero the Flash. The things I really enjoy about this is the action and the plots for each season. The first season especially is my favorite. Seriously though this show is super entertaining and interesting and has a great diverse cast! 

If you like shows such as: Arrow, Heroes, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, etc. you should watch this show!

7. The Office

If you’ve never seen the office, this is a comedy show with romance too! It is extremely funny, thus having it be my top comedy show! It has 9 seasons, so you’ll have tons of episodes to watch, and it’s all on Netflix and finished filming! Seriously if you have not watched this show and you love comedies, WATCH IT! 

If you like shows such as: Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, etc. watch this show! 

8. Parks and Rec

It’s so hard to choose between the Office and Parks and Rec. They are both super hilarious! Parks and Rec is also about the workplace, the people at Parks and Recreation. It has amazing characters and development and jokes and I love it! Plus, it is all finished and has a ton of seasons to enjoy! (7)!

If you like shows such as: The Office, Big Bang Theory, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Last Man on Earth, etc. then this show is for you!

9. Stranger Things

So, if you haven’t already heard about this show, this is basically the popular Netflix original that a lot of people are talking about! It reminds me of the movie E.T., just more modernized. It follows the story of a boy who goes missing, but it’s more than meets the eye. It is a supernatural/thriller show and honestly I thought it would be cheesy, but it’s not! It’s actually really interesting and spooky and mysterious and cute and I like it quite a bit! They only have 1 season so far, but they are releasing a new season this year!

If you like shows such as: Lost, X-Files, Supernatural, Teen Wolf, etc. you should try out this show!

10. Blindspot

If you haven’t heard of it, this is a newish show about this woman who is found and has no memory and tattoos all over her body. The FBI works to figure out who put them there and why. First of all, the plot is interesting, there is a ton of action and a little mystery and drama and romance. It really is entertaining and I just really enjoy the overall thrill of this show!

If you likes shows such as : CSI, Lost, The Blacklist, Criminal Minds, The Flash, How to Get Away With Murder, etc., then you definitely need to try out this show!!!

11. The Last Man on Earth

Honestly I’m surprised this one is not higher up on my list!!! It is so hilarious and I think it just gets better with each season, in my personal opinion. It’s the story of the (seemingly) last man on earth after being wiped out from a virus! It is just so funny and has some thriller/mystery elements, actually!! It gets serious sometimes and it is just so perfect. 

If you likes shows such as: Parks and Rec, The Office, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,  Brooklyn 99, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, etc. you should totally try watching this show!

12. Wayward Pines

This show is about a strange town with secrets. It’s a mystery/thriller/supernatural show, and it’s really good, but also kinda strange. In my opinion, I enjoyed the 2nd season more than the 1st, but a lot of people disagree, so you’d have to watch it to decide for yourself! They currently only have 2 seasons, but I think they’re making a third? Anyways but if you like tons of mystery and thrills and stuff you’d probably like this show!

If you like shows such as: Twin Peaks, Stranger Things, Under the Dome, Bones, etc., you might want to give this show a try!

13. 11.22.63

So this is a mini series (I think 6 or 8 episodes total?) and it’s based off of the novel 11.22.63 by Stephen King. Basically, it’s about a guy who goes back in time to try to stop the assassination of John F. Kennedy. So it is kinda historical but I mean it’s still time travel soooo. I would call it a myster/thriller mostly, with some history of course. (If you haven’t been able to tell yet, myster/thriller is my FAVORITE genre) 

If you like shows such as: Under the Dome, Westworld, Sense 8, etc., you should check this show out!

14. Steven Universe

Okay first of all yes I know this is a cartoon but IT IS SO MASTERFULLY MADE LIKE OH MY GOD. It deals with stereotypes and has lesbian relationships and it is adorable and interesting and the plot is actually so intriguing as it gets more into the show. Watching the first episodes, or maybe even the first half of the first season, it seems really cheesy and annoying but honestly it gets so deep and amazing. It’s about a boy named Steven who is half human and ‘half gem’ and he lives with this rebel group of gems called the crystal gems and it’s all about their trials and it probably sounds stupid to you if you’ve never seen it but I swear to you, in my opinion, it is one of the best cartoons I’ve ever watched.

If you like shows such as: Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, etc., then watch this show!!!

15. Humans

So this last one was really tough because honestly there are a lot of other TV Shows that I like but this show is really interesting. It is about these robots who are like servants to the humans, but there are some ‘rebels’ or whatever you would call them who have human emotions and it’s about trying to find one of the synths who has been taken by a family and I mean I enjoyed it personally but it is about robots so you have to be into that kind of show. 

If you likes shows such as: Wayward Pines, Stranger Things, Westworld, Black Mirror, etc. you should try out this show!

WW1 Movie and TV Show Recs

Finding books about World War One can be pretty easy. Finding movies and TV shows on it, however, can be difficult. After struggling to find good movies about one of my favourite eras to learn about, I finally decided to amass some of my absolute favourites for the others that are having the same problem as me.

My Boy Jack

The first one that I want to talk about is a pretty underrated movie called My Boy Jack. This is a British movie starring Daniel Radcliffe, David Haig, Kim Cattrail, and Carey Mulligan. It is about Rudyard Kipling and his 18 year old son, Jack, who goes off to fight during the first world war. He goes missing, and the family (Rudyard Kipling, his wife, and their daughter) searches for him. This is a beautifully shot movie, and it was so heartrending. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who is interested in this era, since it shows the war as well as the people left behind, and the costumes are perfectly accurate.

Testament of Youth

This is one of my favourite movies of all time. Based on Vera Brittains autobiography about her time as a nurse on the front lines, this movie has stunning choreography, beautiful costumes, as well as a gorgeous, horribly sad story line. It stars Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, and Colin Morgan. This is a movie that I have watched over and over again.

Parades End

This is the only one that I have not seen out of this list, but I have heard and seen some great things about this mini series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Adelaide Clemens. It is about the relationship between a suffragette (Clemens), a British aristocrat (Cumberbatch), and his wife Sylvia. It is set over a number of years and is based off of the novel by Ford Maddox Ford.

Anzac Girls

I will forever love this TV series about the often forgotten ANZAC girls, or the nurses from New Zealand and Australia. Starting off in Egypt, the story line follows a few nurses through a few years of the war. This is based on a true story, and I absolutely loved every second of it.

War Horse

I watched this one a while ago, but it still leaves a huge impact on me. The story is about a boy and his horse, who both end up being conscripted for the war. The story follows them both as they lose each other and find each other again. This is such a classic, and would recommend it to anyone.

The Crimson Field

The last one on my list, Crimson Field is a TV series about the nurses near the front in France. It talks about the challenges that these women faced, and I wish that they had been able to produce another season. If you liked Anzac Girls, you would also like this one, and vice versa.

If you have any recommendations, let me know! Im always on the lookout for new good period dramas

I know nothing of Be More Chill, so uh, here you go

NOTE: Not all of this may be correct! As I said, I know nothing of Be More Chill!! So this may be a bit wrong


-based off a novel??

Michael Mell
-gay
-uh… Likes video games
-“smol gay baby uwu”
-suicidal or some shit
-likes bathrooms
-gets high in the basement?

Jeremy Heere
-Named that because he’s always here
-except when hes not
-Main character?
-Masturbates 24/7
-has a crush on a girl named Christine.

-Probably masturbates to Christine

Christine
-CHRISSSTTIIIINE
-i dont know her last name??
-I dont remember what she looks like so I think of Naomi from 21 Chump Street when I hear her name

-I think she’s Asian

Rich (Insert something Russian)
-Has scars all over him?
-has nice hair

Squip
-A pill
-FROM JAPPPPPAAAAN
-Everyone wants to fuck him, despite him being a pill
-definition of “>:3c”

anonymous asked:

((THE SQUIPS ARE FUCKING INTENSE HOLY SHIT))

((Yeah :0 They’re based off the Sixers in the novel, who pretty much do the same thing

But, well, when there’s billions and billions of dollars at stake, some people would do anything to get that kind of money…even if it meant killing other competitors for it. The whole entire corporation is just evil—you can understand now why Jeremy hates them so much, right?))

IT: Chapter 2 Fancast

I could ramble about all my feelings and thoughts on this adaption of my favourite horror book, but instead I’m just gonna share my fancast of IT: Chapter 2 :)

Patrick Wilson as Bill Denbrough
Okay, so Patrick Wilson always makes horror films that little bit better, doesn’t he? I <i>had</i> to have him in here and I think he would actually make a good Bill! I’m trying to ignore the mini-series casting and focus more on how I imagined Bill as a grown up when I first read the book (17 years ago!!!) and I always imagine him as a total ‘dad’ (even though he’s not a dad), and I think Patrick Wilson not only looked like a total DILF, but he has the acting chops for this role; the boy who grew up, moved away from Derry, beat his stutter, got married, became a successful horror writer…only for his world to come crashing down when IT returns (along with his stutter).

Amy Adams as Beverly Marsh
Okay, I admit I mainly picked Amy Adams because I think she looks very similar to Sophia Lillis (right?!), but I think she could play a grown up Beverly. At this point Bev is married to a man who is exactly like her father (an abusive dick) and a rather successful fashion designer; her husband actually tries to stop her from returning to Derry (doesn’t trust her with male friends, just like her father) and is violent towards her, causing her to lash out. In the book he goes after her, and I remember there is one passage where he threatens her friend and he says something about cutting her tits off and for some reason that stuck with me because it freaked me out so much. (Spoiler: <span style=“font-size: 0.7em”><s>at the end of the book Beverly finally gets together with Ben!</s></span>)

Drew Powell as Ben Hanscom
It was my brother that suggested Drew Powell as a grown up Ben. In the book, Ben grows up and loses all the weight and is rather slim and fit; in the mini-series John Ritter was cast as Ben, and it was because of this that my brother sent me Drew Powell. As much as I tried to rack my brains for someone else, I couldn’t picture anyone but Powell as grown up Ben! I think it works, though. When Ben is all grown up he’s an architect, unmarried, and as with the rest of the Losers (minus Mike) he can’t remember much about IT, only that something awful happened when he was young and it’s happening again.

Adam Scott as Eddie Kasprak
It took me ages to think of someone to cast as Eddie that could play the part as well as Jack Dylan Grazer did, with a level of seriousness but comedy to his hypochondria, and I think Adam Scott is <i>perfect</i>. Eddie grows up and marries a woman who’s almost exactly like his mother (making him paranoid of germs and constantly thinking he’s sick). In the mini-series I think they missed the fun they could have with Eddie’s character, but the 2017 rendition was brilliant and I think Adam Scott is a good choice to carry that on.

Chadwick Boseman as Mike Hanlon
The first person I thought of to play an older Mike was Chadwick Boseman, but I initially thought he was too young! When I found out he’s actually 40 years old I put him straight on my list! I think he could pass as an older Chosen Jacobs, and he definitely has the acting skills! In the novel, Mike is the only member of the Losers to stay in Derry and actually becomes the local Librarian and amateur historian (in the book it’s Mike that is more of a history buff than Ben). He’s the one that calls them all back to Derry when IT happens again.

Paul Rudd as Richie Tozier
Who else could play the lovable joker who makes rather unacceptable and crude jokes?! Paul Rudd is <i>perfect</i>. If I’m honest I had to stop myself from casting Seth Green as grown up Richie since he’s now old enough, but I don’t think it would fit. Richie is a DJ at this point, and I can just <i>see</i> Paul Rudd in this role and I’m so sad now that this is just me dreamcasting the film :(

Ryan Phillipe as Stanley Uris
Stan is a dick. We can all agree on that, right? He’s the least likeable of the Losers, in my opinion, and isn’t even actually <i>in</i> Chapter 2 because he can bring himself to return to Derry and kills himself instead of going back. I felt like casting this role was a bit pointless, but I had to for ~reasons. Stan is married and a rather wealthy accountant (little bit of stereotyping there from Mr. King), and like I said before, he can’t remember exactly what happened when he was young, only that it was awful, and he chooses to end his life instead of going back to his childhood home.

+BONUS+

Jeremy Renner as Henry Bowers
Okay, so wish how we left Henry in the recent movie, I’m not completely sure he’ll even be in the 2nd film, so I’m basing this off the book. In the novel, after Henry kills his father, he and his friends go after the Losers, but get lost in the sewers and Frankenstein’s Monster kills his friends but Henry escapes and is driven insane; he’s found guilty of killing his father and is blamed for the missing children, and he ends up in a psychiatric facility until IT happens again when he’s an adult. IT helps him escape so he can try and kill the Losers one final time.
I’m not sure if they’ll do anything more with Henry, or if they’ll just leave him at the bottom of the well after his fight with Mike. If they do bring him back, though, I think Jeremy Renner would play the part rather well.