bad as in you don’t like it or find it interesting or bad as in problematic because i’ve expressed numerous times my view on that kind of thing (you can LIKE problematic things as long as you admit they ARE problematic, understand the implications of the problematic themes, do not CONDONE them happening to anyone irl and do not follow / ACT OUT what you see portrayed in media) and if someones gonna get a negative opinion of me / judge my character and integrity or my followers who reblog gifs from me over an anime they’re probably not mature enough to be on my blog to begin with.
I can’t imagine him ever pulling such a broad, expressive face unless he was really emotionally provoked in some way - someone really just pushing his buttons. I tried to come up with various scenarios that would force him to go away from his calm, composed personality for a bit, so here’s an injured, disheveled, exhausted Kallus pulling a beast-like grin of victory after a rather intense fight/duel with someone.
(Idk if the pose makes sense cropped like this but he’s kneeling down on his knees.)
Bruce cannot ever sit down just for himself. After a long day, he sits down in the coveted Laz-E Boy chair. Immediately Cass is curled up on one arm, feet tucked into the cushion crease. They talk quietly, pleasantly. Bruce is so involved in the puzzle game that Cass is showing him on her phone that he almost doesn’t notice that Damian has alighted on the other chair arm (or wouldn’t have, if Damian had not knocked into Bruce’s elbow with his knobby adolescent knees and push his arm off the appropriated seat). Damian is there peering over Bruce’s shoulder at the puzzle, arguing every possible move. Soon Dick has joined their little group and boots Damian off his arm seat.
Damian grumbles but eventually ends up sliding into Bruce’s lap. Bruce lowers the phone and extends his arm so everyone can see the screen. Sometimes Jason is there, and he’ll set his elbows on the back of the chair and lean his chin on the back cushion, right next to Bruce’s head, just like when he was a kid.
(“You need glasses, old man.”
“I do not.”)
Tim sits on the floor, Titus on his outstretched legs. He’ll join in at certain times, teasing mostly at Bruce’s expense, even though he can’t see the screen. If he’s exhausted, he’ll barely rest his head on Bruce’s knee. Then complain about Damian’s kicking.
This will go on until eyelids become heavy, and muscles lax with sleepiness. Dick’s feet end up in Damian’s lap, poking at his tummy purposely. Jason has his face against the back cushion, tucked into his crossed arms. Cassandra leans her head against one of his shoulders, blinking twice as often to stay awake. Damian’s head lolls against Bruce’s chest, and Bruce reaches down and tucks Damian’s legs on his lap (just in case he kicks Tim in his sleep). Tim had stolen the throw pillow that had been behind Bruce’s back, a ransom exchange for Damian’s feet. He curls against the front of the couch, Titus clogging his space.
It’s become a sort of ritual, now. Bruce being surrounded by his children. Even if he’s alone, he expects the ghost of a touch or laughter against his ear. And every time Cassandra plants her arms on his head, leaning over to look or watch a sibling argument, and Dick pinches Jason or Damian’s ticklish sides, he can’t help but think how proud his parents would be to meet his family.
what i’m loving the most about this scene is that, despite the non-existent history between these two, emori and clarke create this very big contrast between each other: the one who wasn’t loved (emori) vs. the one who was loved (clarke), and the one who thinks they have no choice “you think i have a choice?” (emori) vs. the one who has realized that they always have a choice (clarke).
i love that clarke gets this very close view into emori’s life, because i always found it to be necessary for her to talk to someone on this level - more as an individual who gets to have a heart-to-heart, rather than a leader. it’s not just emori truthfully opening up in this scene about her experiences, insecurities and rage and other types of emotions, but also clarke, who is pushed into a rather sincere communication (if you look at things from her pov) which she initiates.
the things she shares with the audience and emori are so terrifyingly honest - e.g from the things she’s done as a leader and the fact that she can never understand what it feels like to be emori, to be truly alone; the conclusion she shares “but i do know what it feels like”, which harkens back to her first scene with abby where her mother tells her that “no. we have to make a choice” when clarke thinks they have no other choice than to just go along with whatever they need to do; the courage to embrace that truth about herself in these tiny steps; how the narrative highlights how she feels; and how her emotions in regards to her actions don’t even line up with the image of “the commander of death” that emori now places upon herself, because that title has always been less a descriptor of something clarke inherently is and more as something she’s
perceived as due to what she has done. the writers make such good use of the “wanheda” image in this scene by poking holes into it, its pretty great imo.
and don’t even get me started on emori, i’m so down for that girl; she’s so different from any other character we’ve seen on this show so far - especially when you think of the things she was forced to do in order to survive, and how her view drastically sets itself apart from all the others in connection to those actions. anyone want a front-row seat for the time i express my weirdly endearing love for her? it’s for free, i promise. it makes all the more sense why she is so desperate on making this work out the way she planned it (not that i didn’t consider it before to be honest, but emori’s emotional expression put more truth into everything imo), and the twist is mind-freezing because it’s emori who propels the story into a whole new dimension for me, and you’ve got to have some serious talents in order to do that with a viewer like me, just saying, lol.
anyway. essentially this moment is functioning as such a great worst-case scenario for two
characters who put themselves out there. it’s really fascinating.
i mean, i don’t even know what the point of this post is anymore, i’m kinda drifting. but i really love that clarke just gets to be clarke in this scene by creating a contrast to emori, who just gets to be really hardcore emori in this moment. their interaction creates such a great conflict in which you understand both.
I just want to talk about richonne being so utterly happy in 7x10. Here they are in a total 100% shitty situation but when Rick said they made a deal they were soooo happy. I don’t even remember the last time I’ve seen them smile so hard??Then they hugged still extra happy and he kissed her on the forehead and they just did not let go of each other and kept walking all cuddled up and HAPPY?? then when Rick was talking about enemies to friends and Michonne gives him that little sly smile?? Wow 10/10? And finally when michonne did that cute little precious, innocent ‘why are you’ when Rick gave her the cat and she was grinning ear to ear??They would’ve never thought that in the middle of the whole negan, zombie apocalypse thing that they would find their soulmates. In the middle of darkness it’s like they’re in their own little world. They are so in love with each other you can just see it in their eyes and the little things they do for each other such as get gifts or reassure one another .it’s truly the most precious and beautiful thing I’ve ever seen pls protect them at all cost
Sometimes I feel such strong love for a person, it’s like a violent attack. I need to do something to vent it, be it in the form of affectionate touch, creating art, gift-giving, or maybe just throwing something at them.
ASK: You spin her right round gaster Right round Have mercy she’s just an reptile
ASK: Geez, Gaster, lighten up on Alphys there.
GASTER Don’t worry about her, she’s quite used to this by now! She’s fine- aren’t you, Alphys?
ASK: Well. I’m glad that you plan to keep the questions going. It makes all monster kind happy. What do you think will be the next step in this operation?
GASTER Ah, well. I originally intended to use this system as a way of collecting feedback from the general public. My first priority as Royal Scientist is to use the resources available to me to improve the lives of monsterkind. I can only do that if I know what is wrong. So please do contact me with your suggestions.
GASTER Additionally, I will use this blog as a method of improving my communication with you all! When it comes to informing the populace about my progress, my assistants have told me that I have a tendency to be rather… hm. Enigmatic, shall we say?
ALPHYS I-I believe the word they used was “cagey”, sir-
GASTER Yes thank you for putting it so kindly, Alphys.
ALPHYS Oh! Ah! Ahaha, s-sorry! But, you know, I mean, you admitted it yourself, it’s true-
GASTER I will spin you again, assistant.
ASK: Ev’nin’, doctah! I happened to notice your reaction on the last volley of questions. You had one hell of a cartoonish blue blush… Alphys is more perceptive than she lets on, you know… Not to mention, how do you capture your reactions? Web cam? I’m guessing web cam.
GASTER Yes, we are using a bloody webcam.
ALPHYS … A-aren’t you going to…?
ALPHYS Answer the rest of the question?
GASTER No. I am ignoring it.
ALPHYS But they said I’m p-perceptive! That’s sweet-