best cast in the whole world

FF Fandom Meme #16

Question 16: The game with the best cast of characters

My favorite cast overall definitely inhabits the world of Final Fantasy IX.

The game’s selection of party members is full of stand-out characters, who all have bursting personalities. Well, they all need to have big personalities or they’d get completely overshadowed by the other party members. And this team just has the best interactions amongst its members. They argue amongst themselves, they support each other, they grow to understand one another. It’s great. And all these characters have so much story potential that every time the party splits up in a town, you get access to a selection of cut scenes about what they get up to.

Never mind the supportive cast! Final Fantasy IX’s world feels alive and whole primarily because of the colorful NPCs, who all have their own places, jobs and dreams in the world. The band of thieves Zidane has to leave behind in order to go on his world-saving quest are the best example. These people have aspirations even outside of their group, with Ruby wanting to make it big in the acting business but still coming back to help her friends put up a play and the rapscallion Blank actually having a big heart that wants to help everyone in need. Generally, the inhabitants of the world of FFIX are a likeable bunch.

Of course, not all characters need to or should be likeable in order to make a great cast. Final Fantasy IX has a lot of villains from the well-intentioned Beatrix to the tragically misguided Brahne and Kuja, who regret their actions in the end, to the genuinely horrid Black Waltzes 1-3. The moral splits between the villainous characters are even further emphasized by just how different they all look from each other and this is where FFIX’s quirky character design style shines. This world is just filled with vibrant individuals.

@ EVERYONE WHO IS APART OF THE DARKEST MINDS: THANK YOU.

You having us wait for casting news, the director, producers, and confirmation if it was even happening felt like a whole century– and then throwing it at us all at once has my emotions flying so rapidly, I am sitting here with tears in my eyes. I am full of joy and appreciation for y’all and I don’t know where to go or do with this. The Darkest Minds was probably the best thing to have ever happened to me and to see this world being brought to life is so surreal. I thank every one, every single human being that will make this possible. I haven’t been this happy in a while. 

Awake Part 1

 Title: Awake

Summary: You had just graduated with a degree in English and thanks to some writing competitions you had gotten noticed and offered the job of a life time right out of school. This job was your dream job, you were going to be a writer for the tv show Supernatural, your favorite tv show. The whole cast and crew are very welcoming and kind and you find yourself making some of the best friendships, specifically with the green eyed actor that plays Dean.

Pairing: Jensen Ackles x Reader

Warnings: language, eventual smut in future parts

A/N:  This is an idea I had on a run today, I really hope y’all like it, also this is a world in which he never dated/married Danneel because I could never write a story in which they broke up. Let me know if y’all like this<3

You made yourself outside of the Vancouver International Airport just you and your suitcase. You searched for a taxi and hailed it handing the driver your address and getting in the car. You couldn’t believe you were here, you had just barely graduated college when you were contacted by Mr. Kripke and Mr. Singer saying they’d read some of your horror stories and felt like taking a chance on you as a writer for the show. It was like a dream, Supernatural had been one of your favorite shows for years and you knew the cast and crew were known for getting along really well and to get a writing job in such a great place and with great people on a popular tv show, you kept having to pinch yourself to remind yourself it was all real.  You would be spending the next few months living here to be on set writing and filming. You were a long way from home, but were so excited to follow your dreams.

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You had unpacked your suitcase in your little apartment, most of your things had been shipped here by your parents and you were trying to organize everything but kept getting distracted by wine and the Supernatural re-runs you had going on the tv.  You’d be lying if you said you weren’t the most excited to meet a certain green eyed actor. Jensen Ackles was most definitely your celebrity crush, and while you knew he’d never go for you, you hoped that maybe you could at least build a friendship with the man. From interviews Jensen and Jared seemed like such sweet guys you imagined that you would at least be on friendly terms with them eventually, which made you want to squeal with excitement (You did…several times into your pillow). You got your bedroom and bathroom done so that you wouldn’t be scrambling in the morning to get ready. You had to be on set by 7am to meet everyone and get the tour and then you’d be settled in a room with the other writers to get started.

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Your alarm went off around 5:30am you groaned hitting it off This is your dream job; this is the opportunity of a lifetime don’t complain about waking up early it’s just a slight negative to a perfect job.

You pull yourself out of bed with your pep talk going in your head and take a shower. You needed to be on your way by 6:15 so you hurried your shower and make up process. Then went to your closet to decide on an outfit. You picked out a red cap sleeve dress with little white polka dots on it and buttons all the way down the front of it, it stopped a few inches above your knees and you paired white keds with it remembering what Mr. Kripke had said about how they were pretty casual at work. You looked in the mirror and felt good about the day, you felt cute and smart and prepared, this was the first day of your new life. You grabbed your laptop and put it in your bag with your notebook and pens, you usually liked to hand write ideas before typing out the rough draft. You took one last look at everything and then were on your way.

…………………

So far the morning has gone great, Kripke and Singer were so nice and excited to have you on board. They showed you around a little bit, but had to get to a meeting so they had you wait in one of the offices for someone to come get you and show you around. You were fiddling with your hands and pushing your glasses up where they had slipped when the door opened and you felt like the air had been knocked out of you, “Hey there, Y/N right? I’m Jensen, Eric and Robert told me to come get you and introduce you to everyone and give you the grand tour”. Jensen Ackles was standing in front of you offering his hand out to you to shake oh my god oh my god oh my god, Y/N get ahold of yourself shake his hand, don’t be awkward you got this.

You reached out and grabbed his outstretched hand shaking it, “Uhh ya hi umm ya I’m Y/N, the new writer, I’m a huge fan of the show already so ya I umm know who you are” you stumbled through your words, “oh I’m sorry that sounded kinda creepy, I just meant that I’ve kept up with the show and I’m a fan of yours so I already knew who you were…” Ahhh you’re talking to much shut up

To your surprise though Jensen laughed at your word vomit and gave you a flashing smile, which you immediately returned, “I figured you probably were a fan, Eric and Robert like to have people on board who know the show” he gestured out the door and you followed, “I thought it’d be nice to introduce you to everyone first and then we can walk around the set. I did my scenes already so I’m free all day so if you need anything I’m your guy today just think of me as your Supernatural tour guide until you get used to all of this”

You smiled at him, “Thank you, that really means a lot. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous as hell, of course this is an incredible opportunity it’s a dream job really, my first writing job being on my favorite show, I just keep having to remind myself I’m awake and this is happening and I just want everything to go great and for everyone to like me and I want to write well and…”

“whoa there sweetheart just breathe” Jensen said stopping you in your tracks, he placed his big warm hands on your arms and rubbed them up and down trying to calm you,” you’re going to do great, I can already tell your sweet and there’s no question of everyone loving you, and you obviously are determined and smart otherwise Eric and Robert wouldn’t have hired you, they already know you’re a good writer, you already have a place here, we’re just trying to make you comfortable and welcome you to our weird family” he said getting closer to you as he spoke. You looked up into those beautiful green eye and nodded, “can you breathe for me sweetheart” you took a breath in and out, “perfect, you’re going to be perfect and you’ve got me if you need anything you’ve already made a friend,” You looked up at him and smiled, he really was as kind as he was good looking.

“Thank you, sorry, when I get nervous I can’t shut up” you said giggling.

“That’s alright, it was cute” you felt yourself turn red and smile at this and Jensen offered you a small smile and then put his arm around you and continued walking.

…………………………………

You’d met just about everyone cast and crew except for Jared, Misha, and Mark. They were finishing up their scenes so Jensen had shown you around set while waiting for them to get done.

“And this is my personal trailer” he gestured to the RV looking thing and opened the door to let you walk in,

“This is so cool, this thing is bigger than my whole apartment” you were in awe, it had couches and a tv and bathroom with a shower and even a bed in the back,” hell this is nicer than my apartment too”

Jensen smiled at you, “Would you like some coffee? Jared put one of those Keurig things in here” you nodded and took a seat on the couch. He walked over and handed you the mug of coffee and sat beside you with is. The two of you talked about your families and where you grew up sharing stories. The two of you were laughing so hard there were tears coming out of your eyes.

“What’s going on in here?”

“Sounds like fun in here!” you and Jensen turned towards the door and you saw two more of your favorite actors stepping in.
“Hey guys! I’d like you to meet Y/F/N, Y/L/N. She’s the new writer that Eric and Robert hired, I’m sure you already know who they are since you watch the show but this is Jared and Misha” They smiled at you and you went to offer your hand out but Misha just went straight into a hug, you giggled and hugged him back, and then the giant that is Jared gave you a hug that just about crushed you, “It’s so nice to meet you guys, I’m a huge fan of the show, hopefully I can do it justice”

“If you’re a fan I’m sure you will. I read some of your short stories, the ones that Eric and Robert were crazy about, you’re a fantastic writer you’ll do great” Jared said with a huge smile on his face. You couldn’t believe he’d read some of your work, it was just the confidence boost you needed. The four of you sat in Jensen’s trailer goofing around, you couldn’t remember a time you’d laughed this hard.

“Oh my gosh you guys are killing me, I’m gonna throw up from laughing so hard” you said holding your stomach and wiping the tears from your eyes

“Me and Misha have to get back to filming” Jared said looking at his watch “but come by later and we’ll introduce you to Mark and Gen and then maybe we can all hang out tonight if you’re not busy”

“That sounds great thank you” you smiled at them as they walked out.

“Well I guess I’d better return you to the writers, they’ll want you to actually do work soon” Jensen said sounding almost sad. The two of you walked back to those offices to find Eric and Robert and they talked you through the writing process and how they decide who writes what and how they collaborate and make sure everything lines up all while Jensen sat in the seat next to you, you kept reminding yourself he was just a kind guy and wanted to make sure the newest and youngest person on set was comfortable.

“where will I be doing the work?” you asked wondering where you would be writing.

“Like we said earlier we’re very casual and laid back, everyone has a different writing process so everyone just kinda spreads out wherever they work best and then at the end of the day we come together and discuss it all and set up the episodes. So basically where ever on the lot is free game as long as you get your work done. Well we have to go to another meeting so we’ll see you at lunch maybe and then at the end of the day, we meet once all of the scenes have been shot so there’s never really a set time we’re done each day”

You nodded and smiled at this, “Sounds perfect thank you so much”. As they walked out Jensen turned to you and you noticed he seemed nervous, he rubbed the back of his neck and began to talk, “Ya know, if you want to, and don’t feel like you have to, but you’re more than welcome to write in my trailer, it’s got everything you could need and is quiet most of the time…”

Your heart skipped a beat, “I wouldn’t be in the way? I wouldn’t want to take over your space or make you feel like you couldn’t use your own trailer”

“No not at all, it’d be nice to have you there during my breaks or when I’m getting ready and stuff, as long as you wouldn’t mind me distracting you every now and then” he smirked at you.

“That sounds like the perfect set up, thank you Jensen” you smiled back at him and he lead you out to the trailer again. “I don’t have anything to do today so I’ll just watch tv and try to get out of your hair while you write” he said going towards the bed that was situated in front of the tv.

“Please tell me if there’s anything I can do to say thank you or if I’m ever bothering you just tell me to leave, I don’t ever want to get in the way or annoy you while you’re trying to rest…”

“Sweetheart you need to breathe again” He said chuckling, “come to think of it there is one thing that I’ll need you to do if you’re going to use my trailer” you looked at him curiously, “you’re going to have to eat with me during the lunch break every day” you started to giggle at this and he smiled.

“I would be more than happy to eat lunch with you Jensen”

“Good, alright well I’ll let you get to writing, we can get lunch in a few hours and hopefully you can meet everyone else then.” He smiled and laid down on the bed.

You couldn’t help but think that your first day on the job had gotten off to the best possible start it could’ve.

So on the Power Rangers twitch stream Jungle Fury is drawing to a close

Which means one of the best seasons is going to start soon. That’s right, it’s RPM. Which stars the wonderful Dr. K, plus some people running around in spandex. Just kidding, it’s not spandex, and the whole cast is great. (Though Dr. K will always be best mentor)

Just as a quick summery, RPM takes places in an alternate universe, a post apocalyptic Earth where robots have conquered the planet, reducing the world into a massive desert. And it’s just so much fun! Like, it’s serious at points but always good and never too depressing, still campy as ever without being jarring. Plus Dr. K is best mentor, and her backstory and character are so sad and thought provoking and - ahhh!

More to the point, since RPM does not take place in the main Rangers universe, a new watcher can jump in without being worried about continuity. It’s very self contained, only like thirty two episodes, so if you are interested in the new movie, maybe drop by Twitch. And for reference, Dr. K is best mentor.

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One of the best things The Amazing World of Gumball has ever done. A+ to the whole cast and crew.

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wobekRd5Mg)

Trouble and strife can cover this world like the dark of night, or like smoke from a suspicious fire, and when that happens…all good, true and decent people know that it’s time to volunteer.
—  A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)

more OP gushing: i fucking love Usopp okay like his whole story is amazing

Usopp is NOT a superhuman like the rest of the cast. he doesn’t have any super strength or fancy devil fruit powers. he is a normal human placed in this world of monsters. and his whole story is about him accepting himself for what he is. Usopp has very little confidence in himself, which is why he boasts about himself a lot; it’s to cover up his insecurities and his fears, but when it comes down to it, he will always pull through in the end, no matter how scared he is

the best example of this is during Enies Lobby/Water 7, where he actually left the crew because of these feelings of being left behind while everyone else got stronger and stronger. he felt like he didn’t belong on the crew anymore, like he just didn’t belong with these amazing people, because he’s just a normal person, too weak to defend some money they were gonna use to fix Merry. so he has a fight with Luffy, and left the crew

but when he found out Robin sacrificed herself for the crew, he doesn’t run away. Robin has no clue that he left the crew. all he knows is that he’s one of the people that she gave herself up to save. and while he can’t bring himself to face everyone else, he dons a mask and pretends to be Sniperking, this amazing hero from a far off land, and he fights side by side with everyone. before all this he felt worthless, like pretty much less than dirt, and that he had nothing to offer

but it was because of his skills that they were able to save Robin. it was thanks to his incredible sniping ability, that only he on the crew had, that Robin was saved. Usopp doesn’t have to know how to do everything, he doesn’t need to be amazing or super strong like everyone else. Sanji sums it up with this line, “You do what I can’t do, and I’ll do what you can’t do.”

which harkens back to one of Luffy’s lines back in Arlong Park, “I can’t use a sword! I can’t steer a boat, I can’t cook, and I can’t even lie!” to which Arlong asks, “So what can you do?” and Luffy replies “I can beat you.”

like this is a great lesson in OP. you don’t have to be amazing at everything. you can rely on your friends, and just focus on the things you can do. not even Luffy is invincible, and he’s the main character. and the great thing is that Usopp has been getting stronger and stronger over the coarse of the series (Zoro mentions this, all of them have been getting stronger without realizing it). Usopp just didn’t notice how strong he’d gotten. Usopp doesn’t have to be able to beat a seaking or pick up a house or throw a punch like a rocket, all he needs to do is focus on using and improving his sniping skills, so he can protect his friends who can’t do what he can

so yeah i love OP a lot

thatkevinsmith: I just read this script for @thecwsupergirl episode I’m gonna direct and I LOVE IT!!! It is filled with deep-cuts characters from some of my favorite stories in the @dccomics canon and it reads bigger than anything I’ve ever directed before - even #Dogma! So naturally, I’m TERRIFIED. This material is way above my pay grade: the kind of stuff I’ve loved watching my whole life but never tried to make myself. It’s pure comic book and science fiction fantasy and it reads like it should look like a 70’s album cover. In a very First World way, this is scaring the shit out of me. So that’s gotta be the best reason to do it, right? I should challenge myself and try to do something outside of my comfort zone. Plus, it’s not like I’m gonna be alone: armed with a spectacular script, I’ll be surrounded by the incredible cast & crew of one of my favorite shows - and they make magic every week. So what I lack in vision and ability I’ll try to make up for with boundless fan-girl enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Thank you @andrewkreisberg & @gberlanti for the misguided belief I can pull this off. I’ll try to let you down gently. Up, up and away… #KevinSmith #Supergirl #supergirlseason2 #dccomics #cw

thatkevinsmith I just read this script forthecwsupergirl episode I’m gonna direct and I LOVE IT!!! It is filled with deep-cuts characters from some of my favorite stories in the dccomics canon and it reads bigger than anything I’ve ever directed before - even #Dogma! So naturally, I’m TERRIFIED. This material is way above my pay grade: the kind of stuff I’ve loved watching my whole life but never tried to make myself. It’s pure comic book and science fiction fantasy and it reads like it should look like a 70’s album cover. In a very First World way, this is scaring the shit out of me. So that’s gotta be the best reason to do it, right? I should challenge myself and try to do something outside of my comfort zone. Plus, it’s not like I’m gonna be alone: armed with a spectacular script, I’ll be surrounded by the incredible cast & crew of one of my favorite shows - and they make magic every week. So what I lack in vision and ability I’ll try to make up for with boundless fan-girl enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Thank you andrewkreisberg & gberlanti for the misguided belief I can pull this off. I’ll try to let you down gently. Up, up and away… #KevinSmith #Supergirl #supergirlseason2 #dccomics #cw

Freddie is one of my best friends in all the world, a goofball of the highest order, my heart’s delight. Our alchemy is in large part the writers’ magical composition, one part our philosophies and work ethic, one part astrology, one part mysticism, and a whole lotta parts camaraderie. The best thing about working with him, from a technical standpoint, is his prudence in learning my lines. I can always rely on him. He has a near-photographic brain.
—  Vera Farmiga