Can we talk about Finn for a minute? I keep reading that Finn gets described as “flat” or “boring” by some in the Star Wars fandom. Obviously everyone’s entitled to their opinion. But I’ll tell you, from my perspective? He’s one of the most unique, charismatic Star Wars characters out there.
1. Finn humanized stormtroopers. Made us experience panic and terror at the terrible choices they have to make. Stormtroopers, who were practically a joke in the other movies - white plastic statutes that existed just to get shot and clatter into a pile.
2. Finn’s flight with Poe Dameron is an explosion of emotion. That scene blew me away. Both of them had so much fun with it, and you can see Finn feel the real impact of having a name, rather than being a number.
3. Finn is profoundly empathetic and protective. Hell, I swear he cares about BB8 when he has to describe the plane crash, and Poe’s “death”, to the droid.
4. Finn shows tremendous range in this movie. Traumatized (stormtrooper battle), jocular (”you got a boyfriend?”), joyous (”that’s one hell of a pilot”), wistful (”Take care of yourself. Please.”), angry (ligthsaber battle), I could go on. I like Luke Skywalker as much as the next fan, but I think Finn shows more range in this one film than Luke did in all three.
5. Finn’s story arc is powerful, subversive, and inspiring. Going from a number to a name. Finding a family after being taken from his home as a child. Turning his back on the First Order and then realizing he needs to go further, and embrace the cause of the Resistance.
6. Finn’s relationship with Rey. I’m gonna get choked up about this, so I’ll just say John Boyega is an amazing actor, and I loved every scene he had with Daisy Ridley.
Anyway that’s my fangirling contribution. To me, Finn’s amazing.
The only thing on my mind today was Andrew Minyard and his mocking salute.
It’s super shaky, messy, and rough and the quality sucks sooo bad (I’m sincerely sorry for that, I had insane trouble with the size and resizing, it’s super annoying plus tumblr loves to screw the quality) but anyway.
Now I really wanna animate a few scenes from the books (will only take a life time but whatevs, do I have something better to do with my life ? Yes definitely..but do I care? No.).
Also, thank you for 200 followers and welcome to the fandom who ever just discovered it!!
Okay, so I wanted to talk about this real quick. Right here we see Maggie lick the corner of her lip. This is VERY important to her character and her development. Licking the corner of your lip is a coping mechanism to relieve tension, and why Maggie did this is very telling in the moment. Further into the episode we learn that Maggie was outed and kicked out by her dad. She had written a letter to a girl she liked and in turn the girl had outed her by giving that card to her parents, and so essentially Valentines Day cards had been a huge reason she was outed. In the beginning of the scene Alex receives a Valentine s Day card from her mom, and Maggie immediately asks, “ What’s that?” She can obviously tell it is a card of some sort but shows a huge vested interest in what it is right away, knowing that it is Valentines Day. She then goes on to say, “ I always wondered who bought those, let me see this.” and proceeds to grab the card from Alex’s hands. Maggie stating this goes to show that she had not received a Valentines Day card from anyone in her life. Furthermore, Maggie goes on to read what the card has to say. She reads, “Daughter thank you for being who you are, you will always be my star.” Maggie never got to experience this before. Her dad kicked her out of his house when she was only 14 years old. She never got to understand what it feels like to have a parents support when she got outed. Her body language and how she reacts reveals a whole lot more though. When she finishes reading the card the first reaction is to roll her eyes. This is very good portrayal of the character. Maggie isn’t the one to talk about her feeling or even initiate talking about them in the first place She is used to having to push her feelings down and not talk about them, and having to disregard her feelings as important nonetheless. Then, she goes on to laugh about the card to suppress her feelings even more and try to hide the fact that it reminds her of her past experiences and causes her to be anxious and tense. One reason why she is anxious is because she is being reminded of how she was outed and how she had lied to Alex to make her coming out experience better. She doesn’t want to initiate that conversation with Alex, so instead she licks the side of her lip. THIS IS SO VERY IMPORTANT!!! This is a very self comforting signal to control the tension and anxiety It is proven that people will touch or lick the lips to remove inner tension, and so since touching her lips would give it away she opts for licking her lip, and since the tension was so great she had to let it escape through that. This is showing that Maggie is doing everything in her power to contain her feelings and not tell Alex quite yet. Lastly, I want to point out that when she hands back the card she avoids eye contact and goes back to looking at the paper in front of her and takes and brings her left legs up to her chest. Maggie bringing her leg back up to her chest and signify comfort She brings her foot up to show comfort by having her leg be close as possible to her chest to comfort her and build a direct wall between her and Alex, it can also be Maggie returning to how she was sitting before she had seen the card, but that can be up to your interpretation. Anyways, that was my dissection of that scene and I hope you can all agree with me on the many points I have made that Maggie’s was trying to hide her true feelings from Alex in that scene through subtle body language such as licking the edge of her lips.
Warnings: swear words, some aggression, unconsented touching while reader is sleeping
Summary: reader and winter soldier are partners for Hydra and are on a mission, creepy guys that is helping them gets creepy with reader
Note: I’m not good at summaries so extra info- unconsented touching isn’t descriptive, reader calls Bucky “Winter” bc she doesn’t know his real identity either
Sleep left me vulnerable so I didn’t do it much. That wasn’t a problem for me, I don’t usually enjoy my time in the unconscious state anyways. Random scenes always play out that usually aren’t pleasurable to watch and leave me in a worse state than before I fell asleep. Besides, sleeping wasn’t my job. Completing the mission was my job, along with protecting (Y/N) who was sleeping beside me right now. Wrapped in the thin blanket on the squeaky motel bed, she had her head resting on the pillow next to my right arm with her hands pulled tightly against her chest as she peacefully slept. Hearing her relaxed breathing and seeing the slow rise and fall of her chest took me out of my normally alert state and relaxed me. Usually I never come in contact with a bed, but (Y/N) didn’t feel safe sleeping alone since our intel guy was staying in the same room as us. I had already seen him a few times get a little too close for comfort with her, so I listened to her pleas and agreed to stay beside her while she slept. I didn’t mind it anyways. I could keep a closer eye on her, and I liked being the one she came to for comfort. I had kept my eyes on our intel guy for most of the night but being in my relaxed state, my eyes started getting heavier and I felt myself starting to drift off beside (Y/N)’s warm body. Intel guy had fallen asleep about an hour ago in his own bed, so I allowed myself to get some, probably much needed, rest. As time seemed to pass slower in my hazy state, I heard what sounded like heavy breathing and low moans and then felt a dip in the bed from (Y/N)’s side. Worried she might be hurt, I opened my eyes and looked at her, only to see the intel guy with his hand under her shirt while she still slept. Feeling the anger boiling in me, I pushed myself up off the bed and grabbed the guy by his shirt, slamming him into the nearby wall.
“What the hell do you think you’re doing?” I growled lowly at the trembling man. He clearly didn’t think he was going to be caught in the middle of feeling up (Y/N). After he answered with a string of stutters, I wrapped my metal arm tightly around his throat.
“You’re not a necessity to this mission, so you better have a better answer than that or else nothing is stopping me from crushing your throat right now.” As he stared with wide eyes, I heard (Y/N)’s small voice from behind me.
“Winter? Winter, what’s going on?” I turned around and saw her rubbing the sleep from her eyes as she pulled the blanket off of herself. Momentarily distracting me from my previous threat, seeing her only ignited my anger even more as I replayed him trying to take advantage of her while she was in such a vulnerable state.
Tightening my grip on his throat, I turned back around to the pervert, “I don’t know, would you like to explain why you had your hand up her shirt?” I enjoyed watching him struggle for air as I pressed harder and harder on his throat. I then felt a hand on my back as (Y/N) told me to let go of him.
“Winter, if you kill him, the mission is going to take longer, and you know our handlers won’t be happy about that. Just put him down. He’s not worth the consequences.” I thought that he was worth the punishment I would surely receive for killing him, but a tug on my arm from (Y/N) convinced me to let go of him. As he dropped to the floor, gasping and coughing for air, I grabbed him by the arm and harshly pulled him into the bathroom that was on the other side of the room.
Throwing him into the cramped, dingy room, I grabbed his face and forced him to look at me, “If I ever catch you doing that shit again, you’re going to wish I had killed you just now.” Getting up, I gave him a hard blow to the jaw with my metal appendage, effectively knocking him out. I closed the door and returned to the bed (Y/N) and I were previously sleeping in. She watched me nervously as I sat on the bed in an upright position with my back against the headboard. I motioned at her with my head to come closer, which she did quickly. When she got close enough, I grabbed her arm, tugging her on top of me and pulled the thin blanket over us. I pulled her tightly to me as she laid her head on my chest and wrapped her arms around my torso. With her slowly falling back into a slumber in my arms, I stayed up the rest of the night making sure I was there if anything happened again.
A/N- fuck its been a hot second since the last time i wrote. update i survived junior year and im now a senior in high school
Request: Possessive!Nat with a fem!reader where someone flirts with you.
A/N: @punkfaress I am so so sorry it took so long! Work has been kicking my butt lately but I will be more present from now on!!!
Y/N rolled her eyes for what felt like the hundredth time in the last ten minutes. She was dealing with a rookie who was new to the base and had far too much confidence for his own good…and far too little perception. Y/N had made it explicitly clear that she was not interested in him.
Going so far as to literally say it to his face. However, the rookie was determined to gain Y/N’s affections. Which was why she became trapped in a corner of the briefing room, the rookie caging her in with his lanky build. Y/N could knock him on his ass if she really wanted to. But Y/N knew she’d be chewed out if she damaged a new recruit.
He was persistent, she’d give him that. But it was beginning to grate.
Every time Y/N entered the same room, he’d get in her space. Making passes, flirting and trying to touch her. Though he’d stopped trying the latter when Y/N broke his finger…and Y/N was far more patient than her girlfriend.
Y/N knew Natasha to be protective at the best of times. It was why Y/N hadn’t mentioned the rookie and his constant attention. She knew that if Nat found out, she’d make damn sure the rookie knew Y/N was taken.
Y/N loved Nat. Everything about her. Even the possessive side…it was kind of a turn on. But the kid had barely been at the base a week and they didn’t need to scare off any more recruits than necessary.
So when Nat slipped into the room, Y/N tried to weasel her way out of the corner subtly enough that the assassin wouldn’t notice. She did.
As soon as Nat took in the scene, her eyes darkened. Y/N started to curse inwardly.
Why couldn’t he have just listened?
“Y/N! I’ve been looking for you!” Nat’s tone was pleasant but Y/N caught the edge beneath it.
Y/N smiled anyway. “I’ve been giving this recruit some feedback on his training.” She prayed the guy would just go with it and go away. Y/N didn’t want Steve on her ass about losing more recruits. Y/N wasn’t that lucky.
“Yeah! She’s been really helpful! I’ve been begging for some…‘one-on-one’ sessions.” He winked at Nat. Y/N’s eyes widened, mouth hanging open…oh dear god…
Nat’s smile grew. It wasn’t genuine. It wasn’t friendly. It was predatory. A baring of her teeth. The rookie didn’t notice. That lack of perception again.
“Really? ‘One-on-one’, huh?”
The guy nodded eagerly and Nat stepped closer to Y/N, her arm snaking around Y/N’s waist. The rookie looked down at the contact in confusion…then recognition dawned behind his eyes…then more than a little fear.
“You’ve been hounding Y/N for days now. I’ve been told about your behavior.” Her voice was void of emotion. No irritation. No anger. Nothing. If a naked blade could speak, that’s how it would sound. “Y/N’s already broken your finger for touching her without permission. If you don’t find the capacity to back off of my girlfriend, I’ll break more than a finger. Understand?”
The rookie looked like he was going to pass out. Shaking, he nodded. Nat motioned to the door. “Get out.”
He nearly tripped over himself in the attempt and once the door closed behind him, Nat pushed Y/N against the wall behind her. The assassin stared into Y/N’s eyes for a moment, her gaze flicking down to Y/N’s lips. Once. Then twice. Y/N groaned. “Will you just kiss me?!”
So Nat did, gripping her hips and Y/N’s hands in Nat’s hair. Nat broke the kiss but only barely. Just enough to whisper against Y/N’s mouth. “My room’s closer. You’re not going to remember your own damn name but you’ll be screaming mine.”
Damn it all if Y/N didn’t blush all the way to her toes.
this moment is so small and weirdly lit that there’s really nothing to be done with it gifset-wise but i had to gif it anyway bc it’s the only shot of sabo in film gold that i hadn’t been spoiled for before watching it and even tho it’s only like 2 sec his beauty in it blows me away
Chuck/God singing Fare Thee Well in Don’t Call Me Shurley (11x20)
This scene never fails to make me cry. It’s so full of emotion and so beautifully sung,
it fits with the episode perfectly.
Its comes at the moment where it seems all hope is lost, everybody in the town had died including children. Everybody had seemed to have lost hope in God/Chuck and then he performs a miracle, saving everyone’s lives. It is one of the few episodes where no one dies and has a truly happy ending (and that is saying something considering it’s Supernatural!). Plus, we find out where the Samulet had been hiding all these years! ;D
Anyway I just wanted to share this because I feel like this episode is not nearly talked about enough!
Well done Rob Benedict for making this scene absolute gold!
(requested by anon) Kai Parker x Reader word count : 3 912 summary : Reader goes back to Mystic Falls for Tyler’s funeral and returns home to Kai , finding a very unexpected scene happening in their living room.
* gif by * gif by fondu-with-downey keep reading after the cut😉 to the anon who requested the amnesia one : not sure if this is what you wanted but hope you like it anyways 😊
“It’s just a short trip back to Mystic Falls.” she said , placing her hands on Kai’s shoulder. “I’ll be back before you know it. I need to say goodbye to Tyler.”
The night before Matt had called her to tell her the news - Damon had killed Tyler because of a siren controlling him. Her life had always had supernatural creatures in it but a siren was a completely new one. They were a myth. Or at least thats what she had always thought. Clearly all the myths were true. Her friends were vampires , witches , werewolfs , hybrids , siphoners and her boyfriend of four years Kai Parker was a vampire/witch , a heretic.
“I want to come with you.” he insisted again. “It’s not safe.”
“When has it ever been safe.” she laughed nervously. “You know you can’t come. If you do they -”
“I can cloak myself.” he said , sounding more determinated by the second. “They won’t even know I am there.”
“Kai … we don’t know what that siren can do.” sighed Y/N. “What if she can see you when you are cloaked ?”
“Then I will snap her neck in an instant , grab your hand and run.” he added sounding a little amused. “Just like four years ago.”
“A siren is not Damon.” she interjected. “And as far as Matt has told me , she stays dead for 0.001 seconds. Also I don’t want to risk you getting sirened by her…”
“Are you jealous of a potential scenario that might happen ?” he asked looking at her with curious eyes.
“No.” she lied.
“Liar.” said Kai , scooping her up into his arms and backing her against the wall near by the door. His lips pressed against hers , drowning her in a deep passionate kiss. Her fingers tangled in his hair , pulling him closer. Far too soon to her liking he let her feet down on the ground taking a step away from her , not caring her feet felt like jelly. Kai had a grin on her face , hearing how her heart was racing so fast as if trying to leap out of her chest. “Damn , I love that look in your eyes… You want more of me don’t you ?”
Y/N ran her fingers roughly through her hair , shaking her head avoiding his smoky blue eyes. He took a step towards her , until her back pressed against the wall again. His body was so close she was starting to lose focus.
“Admit what ?” she said innocently as if she had no idea what he was talking about. “Will you walk me to the car ?”
Kai smiled taking her hand , looking at the ring on her finger and a smile spread across his face. “Of course , sweetheart.”
He grabbed her backpack and they walked outside. Y/N unlocked the backseat door , tossing her backpack on it and turned towards Kai pulling him in for a long deep kiss.
“I will always want more.” she said , getting in the car. “I love you.”
“Love you more.” said Kai , watching Y/N’s car pull out of their house’s driveway and down the street.
* * *
THREE DAYS LATER …
Longest three days ever. she thought as her car pulled on their driveway. The funeral hadn’t gone without hiccups but Y/N was glad she had made it out of Mystic Falls in one pierce. Having Kai away from her for such a long time felt like hell , as if a part of her - a severely large part - was missing. It was still there but it was somehow not there at the same time. Y/N grabbed her backpack , rummaging through the pockets for her keys. She wanted to surprise Kai , getting home a few hours earlier than expected, and just before the big storm that was rolling in. The sky was covered with dark clouds and thunders rumbled from the distance , the usual slight breeze had started turning into a strong wind , bringing the smell of rain along with it. Usually around that time of the day he was rarely home but even with that knowledge in mind , she slipped the key into the lock as quietly as possible. The door was unlocked which only happened when he was at home. After spending so much time alone in the Prison World without the need to lock doors , this kept happening in the real world.
“Kai ?” she called out smiling , taking a step into the house.
@magikat409 requested: Been having a stressful week, and could use some Patrick fluff to ease my pain :D Patrick and his wife go in for an ultrasound to see their child for the first time, only to find out a special surprise is in store for them? Like twins or triplets? It’s your call! TYVM hun <3
Character(s): Patrick Sullivan and Reader Summary: You and Patrick find out some surprising news at your first ultrasound. Word Count: 1,881 Author’s Note: This one is for @magikat409! I hope you have a much better week and I sure hope this was okay! Also, everyone go follow her! She’s written a few stories and believe me, you will not be disappointed! They’re all so good! Plus, I had to watch a certain scene from The Accidental Husband and ended up watching the entire movie, lol. JDM is just so charming. Anyway, I love this idea and I hope I did it justice! Enjoy! :-)
A/N: This was requested by anon! I hope you all enjoy this! Feedback is welcomed and appreciated! I love you all so much! <3
You drove Pride back to the office, making sure to shut the door behind you and Pride. After a night like tonight, Pride needed his rest. Not just because Pride was stabbed on a rooftop, but because after taking Hamilton down, you knew Pride had to be exhausted.
You followed the agent up the stairs, throwing your backpack over your shoulder. You had a fresh change of clothes, your pajamas, and toiletries in your bag. You packed it before you picked up Pride from the scene. Even after he insisted he was fine, you still wanted to stay and make sure that he was okay.
Pride watched as you shut the door behind you. He wasn’t used to having you around this late at night; without a case anyway. He did like having you around though. “Ya don’t have’ta stay here [Y/N],” Pride assured you as he opened his dresser to grab a fresh shirt. He felt guilty, knowing that you had other plans tonight.
Please check out the rest of the art (Here on A03) as well and let me know what you think :D (Also, I might be adding more art to this eventually. I got an idea. TODAY. of course i did, right?)
I’m particularly proud of this piece. This scene is in the very first chapter @formidablepassion wrote and I had 4 ideas off this scene - the first frame is the first one i drew out and while i love the expression on Cas’s face, it wasn’t what i was looking for.
the second one I attempted was the one i went with as you can clearly see! It was also the one I thought I would NOT be able to do (but was the one I REALLY wanted to draw, which is why I tried it anyway. I did not regret it).
So you see it progress from pencils on scrap paper, to ballpoint pen with some minor changes, then to pencil again on GOOD paper and me starting to fill in the inks (micron pens and sharpie). Then it’s scanned, threshed and colored on Photoshop :D
I would have posted this earlier, but I discovered a new hiccup in my workflow to which I found a clunky but effective workaround in ffmpeg. Anyway, since I already had my copy of A Clockwork Orange ripped to the hard drive to grab an audio sample…
Prompt: Bodhi Rook and (Y/N) are locked in a cell, and saved. Soon the two Imperial Cargo Pilots join to steal the Death Star plans.
Bodhi Rook was leaning against the wall of the cell he and his partner, (Y/N) (L/N) had managed to get themselves into. Bodhi wouldn’t come back to reality no matter what (Y/N) did. He just sat there petrified.
(Y/N) didn’t give up, but they noticed some people being put into the cell next to them and Bodhi. However, Bodhi still didn’t move, and continued to look petrified.
(Y/N) didn’t blame him. They would be just as petrified if what Saw did to Bodhi was done to them. It hurt (Y/N) to see Bodhi like that, but they weren’t going to give up on him. In their gut they knew the two of them would get of there soon.
Minutes passed before the people in the next cell noticed Bodhi and (Y/N). One of them came up to the bars separating the cells.
‘Are those the pilots?’ One of them asked.
Bodhi looked around towards the man on the other side. Then he looked up to (Y/N).
The others looked over at the two in the other cell, and realized that Bodhi Rook and (Y/N) (L/N) were there in front of them.
'It is,’ one said in a strong accent.
Soon things outside of the cells went haywire. Somehow the one with the thick accent was able to get out. The others followed him, and helped Bodhi and (Y/N) out. Bodhi rose from his sitting position, but wouldn’t move.
(Y/N) spoke calmly, 'Bodhi, you’re going to be alright, but you won’t if you don’t move.’
(Y/N) grabbing his hand, and their words made him move. They sprinted towards the others. Once the two were outside they both stopped. The scene ahead of them was terrifying. A dark cloud they both knew was bad was coming straight towards them.
'COME ON YOU TWO! WE DON’T HAVE MUCH TIME!’ The man with the thick accent yelled.
(Y/N) and Bodhi ran to the ship and got on. The ship began to move, and both of them knew they were going to survive; at least until the next part of this dangerous adventure.
(A/N) Sorry if I didn’t get the entire Jedha cell scene correct. I couldn’t quite remember the entire scence, but I had this idea in my head and needed to write it. Anyways hopefully you liked it.