best 3 seconds of the show

daily reminder that nikolai lantsov, king of ravka, is a nerd who decided that being a (pirate) privateer was the obvious path in life for the king’s second son.

reminder #2: he was just as tough as kaz when he was younger. he had to prove himself to be a good leader, a good fighter, ready to use violence and do so without showing feeling or remorse

reminder #3: he and kaz brekker will probably end up as life-long partners in crime aka best friends because they are so alike, bless them

emoji book ask

1) 📚 approximately how many books have you read 

2) 📝 book that everyone has to read 

3) 📕 favourite first book in a series 

4) 📗 favourite second book in a series 

5) 📘 favourite third book in a series 

6) 📖 book you’ve read more than once and how many times 

7) 🛋 book that keep you up all night 

8) 🎁 book that was surprisingly good 

9) 😡 book you expected more of 

10) 💰 most expensive book you’ve bought 

11) 💩 the worst book you’ve read 

12) 🏆 the best book you’ve read 

13) 🎥 favourite book to movie/tv show adaptation 

14) 🎬 book you want to be a movie/tv show 

15)  🏝 summer book recommendation 

16) ⛄️ winter book recommendation 

17) 🌎 favourite fictional world 

18) 🐲 favourite book creature 

19) 👯 favourite female friendship 

20) 👯‍♂️ favourite male friendship 

21) 💋 favourite kiss 

22) 👸 favourite princess/queen 

23) 🤴 favourite prince/king 

24) 😈 favourite villain 

25) ❤️ favourite ship 

26) ⛵️ favourite crack ship 

27) 😱 best plot twist 

28) 🔮 power you’d like to have 

29) 🥊 character you’d punch in the face 

30) 😤 character you loved but now hate 

31) 😻 character you hated but now love 

32) 😭 death that made you cry the most 

33) 😂 the funniest scene 

34) 🤢 the grossest scene 

35) 💔 scene that broke your heart

36) 🏹 favourite fantasy book

37) 🚀 favourite sci fi book

38) 🌹 favourite romance book

39) 👻 favourite horror book

40) 🏰 favourite historical fiction book

41) 🔫 favourite dystopian book

A Handful of Questions to Ask Yourself While Creating a Character

Compelling characters make compelling stories. Here’s a bunch of questions you can ask yourself while developing a character. 

1) What does your character want from life? What is their motivation? What drives them? Most people want things - it could be as small as wanting a sandwich, or something huge like wanting to change the world. Does your character want something? Does your character dream? What about? And if they don’t, why don’t they? 

2) Is your character shy? Outgoing? Insecure? Proud? Why are they the way they are? My favourite example of this question answered well is Ron Weasley from Harry Potter. He’s insecure because he doesn’t come from a wealthy family, has a bunch of older brothers who are all amazing in some form or way, his mother always wanted a daughter, Ginny, and so he doesn’t feel as wanted. Also, one of his best friends is the Chosen One, and the other is the brightest witch of her age - a cocktail that would make anyone doubt themselves. 

3) What kind of clothes does your character wear? Why? The way you dress says a lot about who you are. For instance, If a character wears designer clothes and the latest fashions, it shows that they have the means to keep up with the trends. However if they wear a medley of things bought second-hand, or buy cheap stuff from supermarkets, they might not have the money to spare on outfits, or maybe they just don’t care about fashion.

4) How does your character speak?  Speech patterns have origins. An accent, language, a dialect, all signify geography, social class, personality. It could be as simple as cussing too much. But be sure you know why your character speaks the way they do. And if it’s not a speech pattern you’re familiar with, do your research!

5) Likes and dislikes I sometimes give characters specific likes (”I like tomatoes”) or specific dislikes (”I dislike eggs”), simply because it humanises them. You don’t have to do this, or be as specific as that, if it doesn’t serve your story. But it’s definitely something you can consider. Everyone has those little things they love and hate, and you can go places with them. (”I hate eggs because my childhood bully threw an egg at me and scarred me for life.”) Be creative and have fun with it.

6) Who does your character love? Romantic attraction isn’t necessary to create a wholesome character. Nevertheless, if they are in love with someone, be sure to understand why they love someone. Love is at its best, a complicated emotion difficult to break down, but a relationship has to be believable. As a reader, I need to be able to look at a couple and think, yeah, I can see what their love is built on. 

7) What would their favourite songs be? This is not so much a question as it is a trick I use to get a better feel for who my character is. No matter what time period your story is set in, you can use this to understand your character better. Take your playlist and pick what songs they would enjoy. It says a lot about who they are. For instance, one of my characters would enjoy Western classical music and nothing else. Another character listens to the worst kind of pop and loves it. 

8) How does your character react under stress? Can they cope with it? Do they get tense? Angry? Teary? Why? Why not? How a person deals with stress is a vital part of their personality. Decisions taken under stress can be the worst you’ve ever made, or (depending on how you handle stress), can be effective solutions to problems. The way a person reacts to stress often has a lot to do with their background and upbringing. Example (this is a generalisation, of course): someone who comes from a difficult family background may have more extreme reactions to stress than someone who is well-adjusted and comes from a happy family. 

9) What does your character do when they’re alone? You’re often a different person alone than when you are with other people. The pretences and false faces come away, and all the little thoughts you usually ignore now have time to play in the open. Who is your character when they’re alone? What do they do? What do they think about? Why do they think about/do things in that way?

10) Where does your character fail? Characters must have flaws to be compelling. Nobody is perfect, and your character shouldn’t be either. Whether its insecurity or anger, or a lack of initiative, or smaller things like not being a good artist, or not being the best at sports–we all have personal failings and we all have things we aren’t good at. Consider: where does your character mess up? 

I hope this helps! Remember to have fun. Developing characters can be the most exciting thing. Keep an open mind while working. Happy writing! 

shows on netflix u should definitely be watching
  • Crazy-Ex Girlfriend - ITS A COMEDY MUSICAL, GUYS, CREATED BY RACHEL BLOOM (who won a golden globe?? YES HER). get to the 3rd episode at least. there’s an OPENLY BISEXUAL CHARACTER (later on in the season) and its such a good representation of love & what it actually is and growing up and letting go?? such a good show
  • BoJack Horseman - just a really, really good & cleverly written show about an anthropomorphic horse. 7000% animal puns. 5000% describes exactly how u feel about life and sadness.
  • Jane the Virgin - CUTE!! mock telenovela that deals with lots of social issues, like immigration, etc (the last episode i watched had the narrator checking every scene for the bechdel test omg) ALSO, arrested development level narration, fam, get on this. gina rodriguez will slay ur ass
  • Bob’s Burgers - such a good lil family show about a burger joint. watch this when you need to laugh or just to lift ur spirits. also, we are all either gene, louise, or tina. don’t lie
  • Lovesick (prev. Scrotal Recall) - adorable show prev. suffering from a truly tragic name. cute & british, about a man who finds out he has chlamydia and has to tell all of his previous sexual partners. you’ll fall in love with these characters by the end of s1, they’re all so dear to me
  • Master of None - aziz ansari’s show. each episode is basically a lil movie. the love story is ridiculously cute and it talks on some subjects rlly well
  • Jessica Jones - !!!!!!! if you haven’t seen this, GET ON IT. esp. if you’re a girl, cause this is SUCH A RELATABLE SHOW FOR WOMEN. grizzled neo-noir female detective? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP. also, watch daredevil if u wanna be caught up for Marvel’s Defenders, which is gonna be sofuckinggood
  • Sense8 - HOW HAS NOBODY SEEN THIS ONE? god, it’s so good. it’s got some problems but overall it does well @ showing other cultures and also some kickass sequences and wow main the characters interacting is just A1
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia/The League - this is. so funny. get past the 1st season and its such a good garbage show. the characters are such assholes, dude. they’re horrible. super dark humor, only watch if ur into that/ funny show abt a fantasy football league. both garbage shows and i love them w all my heart
  • Arrested Development - just in case u haven’t seen the best show ever written. basis of basically every comedy show u love. watch.
  • The Office - how have u not binged the office?? binge the office.
  • Comedy Specials - comedy specials are an UNTAPPED GOLDMINE on netflix. some of my fave comedians are John Mulaney, Bo Burnham, Ali Wong, Chelsea Peretti, Donald Glover, Jim Gaffigan, and Aziz Ansari.

BONUS - non-netflix shows u should also be watching

  • You’re The Worst - messed up characters and darkkk dry humor, but the second season does such an EXCELLENT job at portraying depression!! also, a dysfunctional relationship that is not necessarily unhealthy (sometimes, tho, sometimes)
  • Community - ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS. Gets emotional so quickly. S1-3 are some of the best moments on television. skip S4. S5-6 are good but S1-3 are amazing. characters will become all of ur faves
  • Westworld - my expectations for this show were sky-high and it has oNLY PROVED THEM RIGHT! half sci-fi, half western fantasy VR, all badass. i have no idea what’s going on and i love it. literally Robots With Anxiety #relatable

pls add to this if you have any great shows, and i’ll update this list whenever i find something else wonderful that i don’t hear people talking about

youtube

I’ve stumbled upon this video of Aachen’s combined show jumping/driving class and it is the greatest thing ever

Specifically it’s supposed to be a top 5 of the best from-horse-to-carriage sprints, but really it’s just an excuse to watch pro show jumpers smash their face into the ground

  • #5 Marcell Marschall :
  • a risky take on the ‘let’s hang on to one stirrup until the last possible second’ technique
  • almost crashes onto the floor, but overall a good form
  • only a slight loss of balance before a good run to the carriage
  • #4 Pius Schwizer :
  • a dramatic fail of Swiss efficiency
  • a miscalculation of how far should he stick his leg up
  • a nice crash-and-roll-over toward his awaiting carriage
  • points for his running technique
  • #3 Marlon Modolo Zanotelli :
  • a smol energized bunny rabbit
  • there’s a hand-to-the-floor situation going on
  • and a dramatic crop-throwing mishap
  • but he made it pretty well all things considered
  • #2 Constant van Paesschen :
  • the pinnacle of fail
  • despite a good potential it’s a nice massive crash onto German soil
  • but a speedy recovery nonetheless
  • run little Belgian boy
  • #1 Christian Kukuk :
  • smooth
  • flawless
  • he’s grace, he’s beauty
  • he’s what all the other guys thought they were going to achieve
  • look at him go

yoonjin: snarky and comfortable. literally roast each other entirely too much but always have each others back. taking care of each other in small quiet ways. jin complimenting yoongi all the time cause the flush on his cheeks is adorable. yoongi feels the need to declare that they’re boyfriends every 3 seconds. “hyung-ie”

yoonseok: cheesy soulmates. the whole world disappears when they see each other. /my boyfriend is my number 1 hype-man/ hoseoks arm around yoongi’s waist, fingers slipping under the hem of his shirt and feeling soft skin. yoongi giggling with a small blush on his face when hoseok shows off his dancing. everyone who is mean to hobi will get shanked. lots of hugs and forehead-kisses. “seok-ah”. 

sugamon: forever best friends™. in-depth discussions about lupe vs lamar while yoongi sits on namjoons lap. sitting in the studio late at night, drinking coffee, writing lyrics and holding hands. yoongi listening to namjoons rambling about their destiny and place in the universe with a fond smile. the size difference makes something in namjoons stomach clench. “joon-ah’’

yoonmin: soft and cute. full cheeks smashed against each other and sweet, short pecks. giving each other flowers or candy without any reason for it. Jimin whispering into yoongi’s neck and saying he is perfect and smells good. yoongi blushing when he looks at jimins full pink mouth or jimin running his fingers through his hair  “jiminie”

taegi: fun and supportive. silly jokes and conversations at 3 am. taehyung playing with min holly and yoongi taking a hundred pictures of holly licking taehyung’s face. yoongi wearing taehyungs shirts without pants cause he enjoys taehyungs hungry stares at his thighs. taehyungs golden skin is beautiful to yoongi and he loves holding hands and admiring the contrast. “taehyungie”

sugakookie: teasing and playful. making breakfast together and burning pancakes cause they’re too busy kissing. back hugging and hand holding. they have at least 15 inside jokes. jungkook pushing close to yoongi and yoongi reaching for a kiss until jungkook pulls away with a smirk. yoongi telling jungkook how good he is and jungkook flushing and silently playing with yoongi’s fingers “jungkookie”

anonymous asked:

How can I get myself in the best mindset?

This is a great question, and I’m going to answer it like in a personal sense cause I dont know what is good for everybody but, 

- Clean!! I know I always feel so much better when I clean my room or my space or wherever I am in that time, it helps reduce anxiety and I get the like anxious procrastination of just letting the mess build up but trust me if you put on some music and force yourself you’ll feel a ton better

- Take a shower, I feel like it helps you process things and be numb for a little while while you just stand there and think, which we all need sometimes. Afterwards put on lotion and brush your teeth, anything you need to feel clean. 

- Put together a playlist. Make one of your favorite songs, things that help you focus or make you happy (( or *cough* *cough* go check out our spotify for some cool tunes lovelysuggestions )). I personally make a new one with different songs each month, it really does give me something to look forward to. 

- Turn off social media, and youtube. I feel like when im on them I’m in a fishbowl of just like unproductivity and my brain is literally rotting away as I keep clicking different things every 6 seconds. Even netflix I feel is better than that, just getting through a show or something. 

- Do something productive. Do something that will stimulate your mind or challenge you. Read, MAKE SOMETHING, it’ll make you feel clean and help unjumble your head a bit, and I think the action of doing something start to finish is really rewarding. 


Those are my tips, I don’t know if you guys feel the same but that’s kinda how I get to my best mindset sometimes <3

How to make a successful Naruto movie

  • Have the brotp fight together with a decent animation
  • Have naruto doing the rassengan thing we all love

Originally posted by hinachin

  • Make sakura acting as the heroine she is instead of some himee knitting

Originally posted by flutecollector

  • Show sasuke for more than 3 seconds to gain viewers. Since he is a protagonist ike hello

Originally posted by sakuraharunocha

  • The flashbacks are always more than welcomed

Originally posted by shippudenblog

  • Team 7 showing they are indeed the best team

Originally posted by sodunnsozinadunn

  • Add some sasusaku magic

Originally posted by fuckyeahsasusaku

Originally posted by katkiti

Funny how kishi’s movies are actully the most selling ones. And they have the better plot overall

justanotherhamiltrash  asked:

Hi there, do you have any recs for long drarry fics? I'm not very good at finding them

Hello!! I’ve done a rec list for long, slow burn fics in the past, so please check that out because I love every fic on that list to death! But OH MAN I could talk about long Drarry fics for the rest of my life, so here are some more! All very long, but not necessarily slow burn this time ;)

What We Pretend We Can’t See by gyzym (131K)- Seven years out from the war, Harry learns the hard truth of old history: it’s never quite as far behind you as you thought.
This is the only one I am going to copy from the slow burn rec list, because I just want to rec it every day of my life. It is quite literally my number one favorite fic ever, and I am not exaggerating. Do you see how serious I am right now? I am never serious. This fic is so amazing it turned me serious. I’m not even going to summarize it again because if you trust me at all you will just go read it nooooooow.

Turn by Saras_Girl (307K)- One good turn always deserves another. Apparently. 
Of course in the middle of declaring my favorite fic ever, I had to remember Turn and how utterly brilliant it is and how I’ve reread it and it was STILL utterly brilliant the second time and have a crisis because MAYBE THIS IS ACTUALLY MY FAVORITE FIC???! Aaah help, I can never choose! Anyway, are you a drarry fan who hasn’t read Turn yet? Really? Well, in that case FUCK YOU BECAUSE I AM SO JEALOUS YOU GET TO READ IT FOR THE FIRST TIME YOU LUCKY BASTARD. *ahem* Anyway, in this amazing fic, epilogue-compliant and worn-down Harry goes to an alternate dimension in which he is happily married to Draco, owns the best pet snake ever, and makes furniture for a living (love artsy Harry <3). It’s truly a masterpiece, and as always with my recs there is a happy ending, so don’t worry!

Tales from the Special Branch Series by femmequixotic (272K so far)- (Summary is from the second part of the series, which is the first long installment: Lost in Your ArmsThree months after their brief encounter, Draco has almost forgotten about Potter–or so he tells himself. Then a Dark wizard shows up on the Auror radar and all hell breaks loose. Draco will have to choose between everything he holds dear–everything he’s worked so hard for–and a few stolen moments of passion with a certain green-eyed Inspector, once his sworn enemy and now something rather different entirely. He’ll make the right choice, won’t he? Who is he kidding? He’ll ruin everything, as per usual. Bad choices and the name Malfoy go hand in hand.
This series is a WIP, but a regularly updated one and the FIRST CHAPTER OF THE NEXT BOOK IS BEING RELEASED TOMORROW AND I AM SO EXCITED!!! I feel so lucky to be following along with it as it comes out, because let me tell you, this is an instant classic! There is lovely forbidden fornication between a boss (Harry) and his subordinate (Draco) (the prequel was written for the kink fest so you can bet the sex is SCORCHING), a very compelling mystery/case, and truly brilliant characterization! I identify so much with this Draco. And I also love that Harry isn’t the perfect flawless cinnamon roll he is often portrayed as in fics. Everyone in this series is very human, and I am just dying of excitement to find out what happens to them next! I know I’ve already gushed about this fic in several other places recently, and I’m sorry to repeat myself but I really can’t get enough! PLEASE JOIN ME IN ROOTING FOR @femmequixotic AS SHE KINDLY DEDICATES HER SOUL TO US ALL FOR THE NEXT BIT OF HER LIFE <3

Secrets by Vorabiza (395K)- Beginning with Draco’s unexpected arrival at the Dursleys, Harry’s summer after sixth year becomes filled with activity and many secrets. As his summer progresses, Harry generates several unexpected allies as he finds himself actively becoming the leader of the Light side. 
OMG it’s the first fic I ever read!! The fic that brought me into the fandom! I have suuuuuch a soft spot for this fic, and it is just so so so good! It’s probably my favorite adventure/wizarding war plot of all. Harry is just so confident and he embraces his Slytherin side and really Gets Shit Done, and it’s SO SATISFYING. Also, I love any fic in which Draco helps with the Horcrux hunt. Also there’s a baaaaaaby (no mpreg) and mentor!Snape, which is really nice. This fic was written post-HBP, but is SURPRISINGLY accurate in its predictions. Oh, and the sex is super hot too ;)

Checkmate by Naadi (245K)- Draco has the perfect plan to get Harry Potter and challenges him to a game of Dare Chess. But is it love, or betrayal, he has in mind? A real chess game is played throughout the story.
This fic is so lovely! It’s an “alternate 7th year AU”, written after Goblet of Fire. It’s fluffy and funny and lovey and then dramatic and passionate and YEAH I LOVED IT. The real time game of chess, in which Harry and Draco take turns making “moves” (on each other) is just such a wonderful idea. Read the author’s note for more info! 

Leo Inter Serpentes by Aeternum (658K combined so far)- Just one conversation between two eleven year old boys goes slightly differently, and the world changes. Just how much will be different with Harry being sorted into Slytherin, and how much will stay the same?
SLYTHERIN HARRY ALERT SLYTHERIN HARRY ALERT! Yep, a Slytherin Harry rewrite, and a REALLY GOOD ONE. Like usually I love the idea of Slytherin Harry, and then once I start reading I either find I’m bored because everything is just a repeat of canon or I can’t get into it because everyone is so OOC. But not this one! This fic is engaging and different enough from canon to be interesting and I love the eleven-year-old baby drarry friendship that eventually turns to romance! This fic also features benevolent mentor!Snape, which I suppose is either an enticement or a warning depending on your preferences. You SHOULD be warned that it’s a WIP. But the author is currently actively posting the 6th book, and I have hope it won’t be abandoned :)

Any Instrument by dicta_contrion (131K)- Draco Malfoy wouldn’t go back to England for anything less than an exceptional case. Being asked to figure out why Harry Potter can’t control his magic might be exceptional enough to qualify.
Okay I have a HUGE thing for healer!draco and this fic portrayed him so so so perfectly. Harry is having complications with his magic after an operation gone wrong. So Draco comes from France and of course they can’t get together because Draco is Harry’s healer but OMG THE UST and then let me just say that when they finally do have sex, it’s the most beautiful, moving, heart-stopping sex scene you will ever read. Like, I felt it in my soul. And the character development is so compelling and there are literally no flaws in this fic whatsoever.

Starts With a Spin by Maxine (120K)- It started with the spin of a bottle, and now Harry and Draco have gotten themselves so far into their own game there’s almost no way out again. Except to keep playing.
AAAAH this fic has all the teenage drarry feels! They’re so in character, always trying to one-up each other! And like these constant party games are happening and they’re being “forced” to go further and further with each other by their friends until they’re actually having sex, and YET THEN THE WAR IS STILL ON AS WELL, and it’s just super well-written and great! Another classic :D

Changing of the Guard by Lomonaaeren (210K)- Need a perfect stranger? Ask Metamorphosis. Harry Potter runs the business secretly and becomes whoever’s needed for each occasion. He’s not sure whether he should be more surprised, worried, or amused when Draco Malfoy comes to Metamorphosis and requests an actor who can play his boyfriend so that his parents will disown him. Yet Harry has even more dangerous choices after he creates Brian, Draco’s “perfect” boyfriend. Draco doesn’t know who Brian is, but he’s trying to find out—and now so is Harry.
Aaah Lomonaaeren! Drarry writer of my dark, dark heart! And yet I know some people aren’t huge fans of her style and I don’t want to be reccing her fics all the time, so I try to keep the Lomon recs relatively infrequent. But if you are looking for long fics and you do like her style, I’m pretty sure she can keep you busy for like an entire year. This woman is more prolific than Steven King, and it’s a true blessing. As for this particular fic, Harry basically has Dissociative Identity Disorder, but he has been making the most of it by running a whoever-you-need-for-hire business. Only then Draco arrives, and Harry’s world had to come crashing down at some point and that point is NOW, and the drama is just so so good and this fic gave me ALL THE FEELS. It’s possibly my favorite of her fics :)

Let’s face it, we all have those days (or weeks, or months) when we simply don’t want to study. Even though we may love the subject, either the topic is boring, or you’re tired, or you just don’t want to study for no apparent reason. But exams ruin our lives and you need to study for them, so here are some tips to power through those terrible periods of feeling like doing nothing.

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anonymous asked:

your line art style is so smooth and real looking omg if it's not too much trouble, could you make a tutorial showing how you do it?? like what is your process?? how do you get your proportions so perfect and the lines so clean?

first of all I’m so sorry about how long this took! second, thank you?? you’re so sweet <3 I wasn’t really sure what you meant by “tutorial”, and since I was already in the process of drawing something, I hope some screen caps will do 😁

please bare in mind that this is what works for me and may not be the best method for someone else! I’m still working on improving, and this is what seems to work best for my style.

  • I use a huge brush for blocking out the basic shape and proportions of whatever I’m drawing, based off of the reference. No worries about whether it actually looks like anything or not.
  • Next I lower the opacity of the first layer and start a new layer, sketching out the general location of features and such with a slightly smaller brush.
  • Then I lower the opacity of that layer, start another new layer with an even smaller brush, and sketch out features more detailed, mostly focusing on where the eyes, mouth, ears, etc are and basically creating rough line art without worrying about how clean it is.
  • Lastly, (you guessed it) I lower the opacity so that all three base layers are faint enough to simply act as guidelines, start a new layer, and use a hard ink round brush, 100% opacity, to create the clean, detailed line art using my ref photo as a guide.

And I think that’s it?? Idk tbh anon I’m still working on getting better! oh, also, be sure to pay attention to line weights. See how my lines aren’t the same thickness everywhere, but are thinner in some places, and darker in others? I find that doing this really helps emphasize depth and lighting without actually shading anything in, if that makes sense.

as for how I get my lines to look clean, it’s really just lots of practice and LOTS of using the undo button!. but basically, it’s all about creating your lines in one fluid motion with confidence.

I hope this was at least somewhat helpful?? ^^ please let me know if not!

final taehyung line art can be found here

Winter Anime Final Impressions

I was supposed to do this like two weeks ago but with Gundam ending so late and me getting swept up with many things, I didn’t have the time, but here’s a quick rundown of the best and worst of the Winter season. I’m gong from best to worst and also since I watched very few shows this season, I ‘m not gonna break them down in best/meh/worst

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen

A masterpiece to the very end, as heartbreaking as it was full of joy and love. There was this weird insinuation at the end that didn’t sit well with me at all and I’m not sure why they felt the need to do it, but I can overlook it because the rest of the picture is so wonderful and special and heart-wrenching. When Konatsu asked Yakumo to make her his apprentice, I actually cried. What a beautiful show. Don’t let the obscure antique Japanese art keep you from experiencing one of the best anime of this decade.

Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto-hen

I was a bit worried about this one because lately, when an “old” show gets a sequel many years after it last aired, said sequel turns out underwhelming and poorly done. See D.Grayman HALLOW (which also adapted my favorite arc from that manga) and Berserk (production values aside, the decline of this is due to Miura’s gross storytelling, so I guess it was inevitable). But I was more than surprised and ecstatic to see this rendition of the Kyoto arc did justice on the source material, with excellent production values, a good pace and wonderful emotional and action scenes alike. AoEx is one of the finest examples of the battle shonen genre and that translated wonderfully to this new iteration of the anime. I can only hope we’ll see Izumo’s and Shura’s arc eventually too.

ACCA-13-ku Kansatsuka

I was a Little on the fence on this one at the start, but once they laid down all the cards and tied all the loose threads, it became absolutely amazing. I’m sorry I ever doubted you Natsume Ono, your ability to craft smart and fascinating adult stories shall never be questioned again. Definitely worth checking out if you want to try something different to your usual anime genres. Helps that the visuals are really interesting and that Mauve is such a bae. I still feel Jean was the weakest link with his absolute nonchalance, but even that somehow worked at the end. Definitely worth going through the somewhat slow initial episodes.

Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation

NGL i’m not a fan of Kaburagi, he’s so much like Naruko I don’t feel he adds anything to the team. But this is now officially the Teshima show and that compensates for the snooze that is Kaburagi because Teshima has become so fabulous and cool I’m just excited every week to see what he’ll do next. Also the First-year race was a true highlight and I’m very disappointed Sugimoto didn’t make the cut, they did a fantastic job in making him likable, so it was sad to see him lose. Hopefully he’ll get to assist Imaizumi when they’re 3rd years.

Originally posted by animagamefan

Little Witch Academia

This show’s a lot of fun, with really sweet animation and it also sports the Best Girl of the season, Sucy Manbavaaran, although I gotta say there were a bit too many fillerish episodes and it was frustrating to see them take so long to get the plot going. I’m not hating on the show, it is in fact extremely entertaining, but it’s a little lacking on the plot department. Hopefully we’ll get more of that on the second cour.

Classicaloid

I’ve never been happier of not quitting a show as I am about Classicaloid. By episode 3 I was on the verge of giving up because it wasn’t what I had expected, but I kept going and I ended falling so hard in love with this show I’m ecstatic it’s getting a second season. Once I embraced the absurdity, it became the best comedy of the season, and I honestly would watch Schubert’s fishy misadventures for 52 weeks a year. It’s an acquired taste for sure and not easy to recommend, but if you’re willing to let go of all reason, you’re sure to have a good time.

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All Out!!

I have a lot of love for this show and its characters (and Sekizan’s ridiculous hair), but I’m afraid the pacing they chose basically doomed them because with the abysmal sales, it seems unlikely we’ll ever see a second season and therefore we’ll never get to see if Jinko does get to Hanazono. It’s a perfectly competent sports series, that does a really good job of developing its huge cast, definitely much better than the likes of Prince of Stride or DAYS, but its inconclusive ending is quite frustrating. I really do hope we get to see more of these boys, but Madhouse’s never been all that good with the whole getting-sequels-done so…

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Kuzu no Honkai

In spite of its low ranking, this is actually a really good show and a unique take on teenage female sexuality that you wouldn’t normally see in this mostly sexist medium. Hanabi made for a truly interesting protagonist and I liked seeing her explore herself and her relationships. I was however quite disappointed by how little focus we actually had for Hanabi and Mugi’s relationship. I felt there was more telling than showing in that regard, especially in the latter half of the show. The ending was pretty good and mature in spite of everything, and as always, I’m just really fond of all the vaginal imagery in the ED animation. Could’ve done without Moca though.

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Gundam: Tekketsu Orphans

At the end of the Fall season, I expressed my concern about pointless, meaningless deaths. Clearly the Gundam writers thought I wasn’t concerned enough because the amount of characters that died pointless deaths went on to, I think, the double digits. I wouldn’t have minded the carnage if there had been some sort of payoff to the sacrifices. For example, if Shino hadn’t stupidly and conveniently missed his one shot because the show couldn’t afford to kill Rustal yet. I always felt Orga, Mika and Akihiro had a ton of death flags looming over their heads, but I certainly didn’t expect all three of them to get to the chopping block. Orga’s death was particularly random and pointless, but then again, what they did with Orga in general was very confusing. That he agreed to McGillis’s sketchy propositions to become “king of Mars” never made a whole lot of sense to me and that’s the result we got. I’ll also never get over how creepy and weird the whole Atra giving Mika a baby thing was. In short, I have very mixed feelings about it.

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Hand Shakers

I could write thousands of words for everything that was wrong with this series but I think it wouldn’t make justice to the absolute experience that is watching this amazing trainwreck. Go watch it to see a masterclass of how not to anime. Honestly I had such a good time hating this show, it was so horrible in every possible way. Good job GoHands, even animate, who sponsored this show, won’t give it any publicity.

Super Lovers

I’m not sure of how this production team managed to put out 20 episodes of nothing actually happen. Like you just have to give kudos to the writers for managing to simply not do anything over the course of 6~ hours of content. No drama, no decent comedy, no character development, not even relationship development in a BL romance. It’s kind of amazing how pointless the whole thing is. The dog’s still cute and the relationship is still creepy and gross and that’s about all there is to say about this.

Although most of the shows I watched turned out great, it did feel like a weaker season because there wasn’t that much that was interesting (my Wednesdays were literally empty). Or maybe everything looks lackluster in this post-Yuri on Ice world D: But there was Rakugo and rakugo is good and I’m glad we live in an age in which such a niche, quiet and adult artistic show could be made and tell a complete story.

Tacky, cheap, ugly. The writers will regret the fuck out of this. If this was always the plan, it should have been done in S2, there was no need to fuck around with a wedding. They actually killed off the one person who’s absence would irrevocably alter the very foundation of the show & for what? A three second cheap twist that the audience will resent forever? Ended the best written relationship/marriage on TV right now so Jane can get back with her ex? Be miserable for two seconds before a time jump? Start from the beginning & redo the same things we’ve already seen for 3 seasons? OH, AND RUINED THE BEST BROMANCE TELEVISION HAS EVER SEEN?

Ahhhh. I can’t believe I thought Jane The Virgin was the one show that wasn’t infested with the usual CW stupidity & garbage tropes. You almost had me, fuckers.

Lovely Little Lonely: Track by Track


1. “Don’t Come Down”
You’re getting on board. The train is leaving for a new place, and it looks amazing. You are being invited to what is about to begin. The journey starts sweet, but exciting. It’s a song that prepares you for what’s to come and puts you in a good mood. You can’t forget the beat of the song, and I know you’re moving your feet or your head from side to side. “Don’t Come Down” really lives up to the name and won’t let you go. You just want more and more… But don’t worry, you will get it!

2. “Bad Behavior”
The first single. The taste of how the album would be. You already know this song, and even after listening to it so many times you still sing “yeah yeah yeah” like it’s the first time. After listening to the entire album there is no doubt that “Bad Behavior” was the best choice to be the preview of what would become the album. It’s a song that puts you up, that anybody can identify and when you realize you want to go out to a show or a party, just have fun like “English Girls” made us feel, remember?

3. “Lovely”
There isn’t much to say about this song, but its purpose is clear: to create the perfect experience for the listener. After hearing “Bad Behavior” an upbeat song, you go through “Lovely” that calms you down for a few seconds and then The Maine introduces you to “Black Butterflies & Déjà Vu”.

4. “Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu”
There is no other way to say except: this is the best song on the album. From the second the song starts you’re stuck (in the most perfect way). There is no time to breathe. The verses “What would you say if you could say everything you needed to to the one you needed to?” instantly take your breath away. The song is the junction of the best qualities of The Maine’s sound: the upbeat and the melancholic. Every detail is thought perfectly. The changes from high to low (and vice versa) in countless moments… Then in the end you can hear John’s voice and the instruments louder and with (even) more truth. It’s the best thing The Maine has ever done.

5. “Taxi”
“Taxi” follows the quiet and sweet beat of “Don’t Come Down”, but yet they’re very different. It’s a song that starts slowly, but it will gradually gain your heart. It makes you want to meet a stranger in the back of a taxi and fall in love. The Maine has this power to make you feel something you never thought you would feel (or wanted to feel). From the chorus this has already become one of the best songs on the album. And before the song even finishes you’re already hooked. Definitely this is the song that will accompany you to the great moments of your life. “Taxi” is the song that could be the theme song of a romantic comedy when the guy is running to catch a cab to find the girl at the airport and stop her from leaving.

6. “Do You Remember? (The Other Half of 23)”
If you follow The Maine’s work you know how important 8123 is to them. So in each album they try to express it in at least one song that turns to be the "8123 anthem”. “Do You Remember?” is this song in LLL just like “Another Night on Mars” was in the AC. This song takes you to your best memories, the feeling of youth, the friendships that you had along the way and the ones you still have. It’s about remembering the path you’ve gone through to get where you are now. It’s a fun journey about growth and knowing who you are. About the people around you. It’s the song you hear while taking a trip miles away with your best friends!

7. “Little”
“Little” starts with Pat’s drumming that takes over the heart of the song. Then John starts talking directly to you. That’s right: you. His words make you feel special and complete: “It hit me today if it weren’t for you, always just where you are (…) wherever you are in the world, I want you to be there, and only there. Since life would be shitty (…) I hope you find whatever it is you’re looking for…” in a few seconds these words enter your ears and warm your heart. You feel embraced.

8. “The Sound of Reverie”
Well, “The Sound of Reverie” sounds like a masterpiece. As if angels had made this in heaven. And the best of all is that you don’t expect to be THIS good. So when the chorus comes in, you’re already dancing in your underwear as if no one is watching or singing out loud in the shower. This song will build relationships and mark important moments. The Maine, thank you very much for not leaving this song off the album. It will definitely be one of the favorites to listen live!

9. “Lost in Nostalgia”
This is the most different song on the album. The outcast of the group. It has its own rhythm, a beat as if you were in a 80’s nightclub with colored lights and the DJ was playing slow songs for couples to dance together with their sparkly outfits (too crazy? haha). The name of the song already says, “Don’t get lost in nostalgia”. And maybe that’s exactly why the song takes less than two minutes. There’s no time to get lost in the past.

10. “I Only Wanna Talk to You”
As soon as I heard this song the first thing that came to my head was: California. Maybe it’s the vibe, the beat, the lyrics… As the music starts I picture a road with the sea and hills in the background, a red convertible and hair in the wind. "I Only Wanna Talk to You” would definitely be part of the soundtrack of “The O.C.” (how cool would that be?!) if the show still existed.

11. “Lonely”
“Lonely” is a calm and melancholic song. Which by its name is to be expected. The song doesn’t have big lyrics, but it says a lot: “I remember feeling weightless in the deeper end and drowning in the fear again. And the lovely little loneliness would hold me down under the sound of being found. But then it all turned around,” the moment you hear the words being repeated “But then it all turned around,” you know he wants you to know that loneliness is not something that lasts forever. Things change, and change for the better. You overcome what you thought you would never overcome and draw strength from places you never thought you knew how.

12. “How Do You Feel?”
After this roller coaster of feelings, they ask you, “How do you feel?” “You’re alive, but are you living?” It’s as if the album were a journey in which you know different places, people and cultures. Each song teaches you and touches you in a different way. And the journey is now ending… So, how are you feeling after this experience? The most important thing is to be a different person from the one you were when you started. This song closes the perfectly cycle that is “Lovely Little Lonely” and didn’t disappoint in any moment. It only gets better with each song. So I’m feeling proud, excited and overjoyed.

by The Maine All Around The World

“Lovely Little Lonely” is in my opinion the best album The Maine has ever created. The album has the heart, but also the lively beat, the will to live, to discover who you are and where you’re going. It has the perfect sound and the perfect lyrics. Is the perfect match of everything The Maine has done, has been and has transformed into in the last ten years.

OTP time

I’m still pumped about Johnlock. Just in case you’re wondering. Still excited! Still enthused! Still in love! The tall, arrogant bloke in the swishy coat and the curls, over-analyzing and deducing and giggling at crime scenes, together with the short, angry one hurrying after him. The two of them against the rest of the world: never gets old. It’s fate, whether or not fate exists– they’re it. Absolutely 110% superior to any other ship in BBC Sherlock, and most ships in general, as far as The Dynamic™ is concerned. I’m not shy about that. It’s the best. I still believe that, and I still love them both madly.

If you asked me if and/or how Series 3 and 4 figure into this… they don’t, really. It’s not because I think the second half of the show ruined The Dynamic™ somehow. I think it’s that S3-4 wasn’t really about the two of them alone but certain things that happened to them. You know, life. The thing that always happens to everyone, but is ultimately not that important. Not what you remember. At least, not what I remember.

I don’t think there’s anything canon John or Sherlock can really do to turn me off it. I suppose if they stopped caring (but it’s impossible), or if their relationship became something that was genuinely dragging them down (but that’s impossible too), I would rethink things. Maybe. But it’s not the sort of thing I have doubts about, or require proof for. The show never needed to ‘prove’ to me John or Sherlock loved each other, past S1 at least, and certainly S2. I like to think I’m responsive to reality and change my mind as the facts change, but I don’t stop shipping my OTP no matter what. I’m not really doing it to be stubborn, though I am also stubborn, haha. John and Sherlock are going to be okay. They just… fit.

Why?

  • John admires and adores Sherlock but still sees his flaws and is super clear on his asshole bits, loves him anyway
  • John really is Sherlock’s conductor of light, his inspiration and his guide
  • John absolutely trusts him (maybe even too much), with his life and beyond
  • Sherlock straight up can’t live without John (but it’s mutual) even though they can survive alone
  • #SherlockLives means #JohnWatsonLives
  • They save each other, over and over again
  • They hurt each other, but always learn and grow from the experience, so the forgiveness is meaningful
  • They hold both themselves and each other to a higher standard
  • At the same time, they learn to accept each other absolutely, and this allows them to accept themselves
  • All their main interests align and balance: if Sherlock’s John’s Commander, Sherlock’s John’s Nurse
  • They don’t have to choose between what they care about and each other, because the guiding forces in their lives are intertwined
  • They’re both assholes with a childlike, inappropriate sense of humor
  • Sherlock makes the tea but John fetches his pens. It’s true love.
FC BARCELONA 6 - 1 PARIS SAINT GERMAIN

⚽ Luis Suarez 3′ 
⚽ Kurzawa 40′ (own goal)
⚽ Lionel Messi 50′ (penalty)
⚽ Neymar 88′
⚽ Neymar 91′ (penalty)
⚽ Sergi Roberto 90+5 (➡⚽ Neymar)
————————————
⚽ Edinson Cavani 62′

WE DID IT

👏 First of all, I would like to congratulate PSG again for the well fought match. Thank you for pushing us and motivating us. And Good luck for the rest of the season.

💫💫 Second, last night’s match was a true demonstration that FAITH is the last thing to be lost.

☠☠☠Third, so many talks about Barça winning last night was again because of the referee.. Excuse me.. but have you been watching European football lately?! 

Let me tell you about how refs have helped us, how about the fact that PSG players kept tripping, grabbing them, the brutality of the challenges at some points..but nothing, they committed 25 fouls and got off with 5 yellow cards. Barça committed 16 and got the same amount. 🙄🙄

Then there’s the fact of the penalty on Neymar that was not given, on the opposite side, there was the Masche handball incident. Also not recognized.
The fact of the matter is, there were plenty of refereeing mistakes yesterday, on both ends. For and against BOTH TEAMS. So maybe try to look at something else. 👎

Speaking of something else, 

THE AMOUNT OF PRESSURE Barça put on PSG throughout the entire match. Suffocating them and making them push back and close up. ⚠⚠⚠⚠
To say that Barça did not deserve to end the first half with a 4-0 result is just unfair. It was a full on domination in attack.⏩⏩⏩⏩

The midfield once again did an impeccable job at cutting out the threats from the PSG barely there counter-attacks. The Defense was in a comfortable position because of that. 👌👌👌👌

Speaking of, how CALM was Sergio Busquets
under that pressure from PSG players.. slowly and smoothly handling the ball.. just wow. No nerves lost. Ice cold nerves❄⭐❄

About that pressure,

When PSG scored.. that lapse, that moment of lost focus.. that was a BLOW in every meaning.
1. A blow to the confidence of the team going from the 3-0 and only needing 2 goals to go through to the 3-1 and the need to score 3 more.. in less than 30 minutes.
2. A blow to the fans morale..
Or so they thought. 😏
But it was not the case. The team Fought. They had nothing to lose and EVERYTHING to win. And they shook it off and went on with even more drive and desire. 💪💪

Did I say desire,

Desire to win.. Marc-Andre ter Stegen with that SAVE. Talk about a key moment!!🗝🔑 That moment could have meant a 3-2 .. A second goal from PSG that would have ended everything but Marc said Nah. 🚫👐
Another confidence boost. Things up the field were okay. Now focus on making them stay in their half. Kill them with that pressure. 🔫

The King of the night. The one who kept the faith. The boy who believed and kept telling us to believe as well… Neymar.. or should I say Reymar. THE BOY WAS ON FIRE!🔥🔥 Stellar! Unstoppable even though they tried..Oh boy did they try. It was his night 👑By far the best match he has played for Barça.

Last night also showed us something else.. Lionel Messi’s LOVE for this Club. His frustration all poured into that shot. The way he celebrated Sergi’s goal. People still doubt he’s renewing. Calm down guys. He will. 🙌🙌🙌

Another proof was one of dedication. SERGI ROBERTO CARNICER, like Denis said, “From La Masia into History” like all his former teammates said.. it’s his relentless work and dedication and never say die spirit that got him here. Well deserved Sergi. WELL DESERVED. 👏👍👌

Also SAMUEL UMBOSSTITI. 💪💪

YESTERDAY WAS A MERIT OF TEAM WORK. 
OF A TEAM WANTING TO SHAKE OFF THE IMAGE THEY LEFT IN PARIS. 
A TEAM WANTING TO PROVE THAT THAT MATCH WAS NOT UP TO THEIR LEVEL. 
A LEVEL THEY HAVE HELD SO HIGH THAT A CL KO IN ROUND OF 16, HELL EVEN IN ¼ FINALS WAS A FAILURE.

The entire team showed up and held their own and I thank them for it.

HISTORY WAS MADE!

THANK YOU FC BARCELONA FOR MAKING US BELIEVE.

THANK YOU FOR PROVING THAT WORK, DEDICATION, HEART, FAITH, SACRIFICE, COURAGE ARE WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THINGS DONE.

AND A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE CAMP NOU FOR SHOWING UP AS WELL. 

TOTS AMB L’EQUIP

Congratulations Cules, this is far from over.

On to the next one:

⚽ Deportivo la Coruña vs FC Barcelona
🏟 Riazor, La Coruña
📆 12-3-2017
⏰ 16:15 pm CET
🏆 La Liga, Round 27

And as Always,

FORÇA BARÇA 🔵🔴

I’ve had my dog since the day I was born

by reddit user inaaace

Ok, now that I’m writing this I can see how strange it is that I’ve had my dog for almost 31 years, but when you live with something every day of your life, it’s kinda normal, you know? I mean, sure, it crossed my mind here and there that, hey, how come Snoop is 20, 24, 26 years old, but I never gave it extensive thought. Good nutrition and daily exercise is what I’d say and move on. It wasn’t impossible, right?

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Shameless Preferences 3-The song that describes your relationship

Lip- Crazy for you-hedley.
You and lip had been dating over a year and one thing you two had both learned, was that neither of you were easy to deal with, both of you started stupid fights with one another, you had horrible anxiety and lip sometimes drank too much and both of you had messy and stressful families which made things hard on your relationship. Whenever you and lip would make up he would say “You’re a lot of crazy, but I’m so crazy for you” Just like the song and it brought happiness to you.

Ian-Issues-Julia Michaels
You and Ian both struggled heavily with mental illnesses, him having Bipolar and you having extreme depressive disorder followed by an anxiety disorder. With all of that you both got over all the obstacles together. “cause I’ve got issues but you’ve got them too. So give them all to me and ill give mine to you cause we’ve got the kinda love it takes to solve them” These lyrics fit you perfectly because you and him were in this together, all of it.

Carl-Gateway Drug-Bebe Rexha
Kissin’ leads to’
Touchin’ leads to
Lovin’ leads to
Fuckin’ leads to
Someone always seems to get hurt”

That was the best way to explain your relationship with he handsome Gallagher boy. You’d kiss, touch, fall back in love , do a little more than just touch and then it was good for the next few weeks until a fight happened again, where one of you would say something to hurt the other, than it repeats. Your relationship definitely wasnt the healthiest but you both love each other and even during fights Carl stayed loyal and if you needed him no matter how pissed he was he was there for you the second you told him you needed him.

Mickey-All I ever need-Austin Mahone
You had been best friends with Mick since the age of 5 and started dating at the age of 16. Mickey was your everything and truthfully he was all you really needed. He’s protected you from your dad, stood up for you against bullies, made you feel safe and wanted. Mickey had a soft spot for you, you were the only one who saw is soft side. Since you two started dating 3 years ago you had been slowly undoing all the damage his dad had done with him and showing him that loving doesn’t make you weak. He believed you but no one saw that loving side with you often, when most were around you two acted like best friends even though everyone knew you were dating. No one not even Mickey could understand how much that Milkovich meant to you.