but i just wanted to make something with the scene from the premiere

Just Say It (Bill Skarsgard x Reader)

requested: Hi! Could you please do a Bill Skarsgard X Reader imagine? So (Y/N) played Roman’s (Bill’s character) best friend / crush in Hemlock Grove and after the show ends, they see each other in IT premiere because (Y/N) is accompanying her brother Jackson (Who plays Georgie). Just fluff and Bill and (Y/N) are in love but they don’t know and Jackson spills that they like each other. Thanks! Your works are amazing!

Word Count: 1576

Warnings: some mature language ?

A/N: Thank you so much for requesting, this is such a good idea!

Originally posted by jonerysloveboat

There’s something scarily intoxicating about the acting industry. It’s like a siren beautifully singing to lure you closer and closer to the cliffs, waiting for a fatal collision. Yet (to her family’s dismay) it had affected Y/N - and now her little brother, Jackson. Their father had been a lawyer and their mother a teacher; both reliable jobs meant to procure a salary and stability. They had tried so hard to instill the idea of the American Dream and all that nonsense into their children.

Self-destruction must skip a generation, Y/N supposed.

Y/N had spent most of her acting career twiddling her thumbs as she waited for auditions and call backs that never came. She did her best to present everything good and unique about herself on resumes, but (nine times out of ten) not even that was good enough. It was disappointing to say the least and depressing to say the most. Initially, she didn’t want Jackson to pursue acting either. All the experiences he’d miss, like all the experiences she missed, could never be replaced. All the self deprecation and angst and the thoughts of ‘I’m not good enough’ - how in God’s name could she wish that upon her baby brother? But, as she sat in the backseat of a white limo, little Jackson sitting across from her, she acknowledged how wrong she had been. He was wearing such an expensive tuxedo, yet he was still pressing his nose to the window’s glass and making patterns with the fog. He wasn’t missing experiences - he was making them. Like a kid should.

It was her mother who first brought it all to light one evening over dinner, It wasn’t all bad, she had said after shoveling runny mashed potatoes onto her plate. And that was true; Y/N had played Odette Polinsky on Hemlock Grove. She was barely eighteen when she got the role and, though job single-handedly saved her career, yet it wasn’t even a completely positive memory.

Y/N was the youngest cast member on Hemlock Grove, and was completely (and pathetically) infatuated with a boy who saw her as nothing more as a friend. She had to witness the endless stream of girls come and go, as he conquered them and moved on.

“Did you talk to Ellie?” He whispered in Y/N’s ear during the show’s second season. He was leaning on his chair, with his elbow propping up his chin as he smiled boyishly. She tried to ignore the tingles as they ran down her spine, swallowing thickly. Ellie was his latest prize and she was constantly prancing around set in tube tops and denim short shorts. He followed her like a moth to a flame.

“Ya, I - I did. She really - likes you.” She managed to splutter out. Sometimes, when she was concentrating and focused, she could pretend conversations with him where just a scene. Their interactions all had a script, she would tell herself, therefore there’s no reason to panic. But this was not one of those days.

“Mmhmm,” he hummed as he scratched his chin with his thumb and index finger. He cocked his eyebrow at her and smiled, his lips slightly parted. He was so close to her, that she could smell his cologne - oranges and mint. Y/N had to stop herself from closing her eyes and leaning in.

“Well, catch you later Oddi!” He said quickly, as he briskly stood up from his chair and cracked his knuckles.

“See you Roman.” She replied quietly to herself.

Said boy just so happens to star alongside Jackson. She wondered if he still smelt the same like oranges and mint, maybe he even was -

Y/N shook her head, her curls bouncing around her shoulders. She couldn’t think about him today, today was Jackson’s day. Besides he had every other damn day to consume her thoughts. She would avoid him and that was that.

“Y/N! Y/N! Look! Look!” Jackson was pointing as he stared at all the flashing cameras and interviewers with microphones stood at the ready. His eyes lit up as he spoke and he smiled that dimpled smile of pure joy. Make those experiences, Jackson, thought Y/N as she smiled and stared with him. Soon enough they were parked and helped out of a limo by a wide shouldered man who fistbumped Jackson. Y/N smoothed out her silver dress (hoping to God, there were no wrinkles) and touched the earrings on her ears (those bad boys cost as much as a mortgage).

The boy bounded outside of the limo and was immediately bombarded by interviewers and questions (“How was working with older actors?” “We’re you scared?” “Are you going to see the movie?”).

Y/N stifled a laugh as she caught up to Jackson, making sure to look more confident than she really was in her black pumps. She subtly pointed in attempts to direct his attention to an interview who looked kind enough. Immediately the young boy caught on, at seven years old he was more aware of social cues then Y/N. Y/N went off to stand next to her parents, making sure to stay in direct earshot.

“Hello!” Jackson exclaimed happily, interlocking his fingers and letting his arms go slack. He looked so professional and gentlemanly, Y/N could’ve sang.

“Hello there Jackson! It’s so great to talk to you!” The interview knelt a bit, getting down to his level. She was tilting the microphone towards his mouth as she smiled genuinely.

“And you!”

“Thank you very much! Anyway, so both you and your sister have both worked with Bill Skarsgard right?”

Oh boy here it is.

“Yep!” Jackson said just as happily.

“How did you like it?!”

“Well, his costume is kinda scary but I saw him - em - get ready and stuff so - so it wasn’t too bad. I mean, eating me was kinda scary but not too too bad. He’s actually really nice and a really good actor and he told me a lot of stories about my sister and a lot of them were really funny but some of them weren’t really funny.” Jackson rambled, his tongue was officially detached from his brain. Now it wagged along in his jaw.

“What were the not so funny stories?” The interviewer asked puzzled, as she tried to reposition herself so the microphone was right underneath Jackson.

C’mon kid. I love ya. I care for ya. I support ya in all aspects of life. But if you say some of those not so funny stories, you better hope to God you - Y/N’s mind was in complete freefall, every secret fantasy, dream, and hope was currently abandoning ship.

Jackson, giddy as ever, had no problem wagging his tongue some more. He took a deep breath of air before saying, “Well, he told me about how sometimes on the show he would try to - um - get her attention and it never really worked and she never liked him. He told me that she thought he was, well, I dunno what it means so it could be a bad word … ”

“Go on, I’ll make sure it isn’t a bad word.” The interviewer egged on. Y/N was starting to like this woman less and less.

“He said that she thought he was a player.” The interviewer just laughed and assured him that ‘player’ was not in fact a bad word before asking him other questions about the movie.

Y/N looked around her as if to say, Did anyone else just hear that? Her jaw was now completely slack as she hung it open stupidly. Her shoulders unstraightened, her back slouched, and she had to check to make sure that the earrings were still hanging from her ears.

“Did you hear that?” A familiar voice asked in her ear as tingles shot down her spine. Y/N looked up at the tall god that was Bill Skarsgard and nodded fiercely, as she felt her forehead with the back of her hand. Was she ill? Because now she was feeling a bit feverish in this dress.

“Did you really?” He asked again, looking down at his shoes and smirking, his lips just parted. She just nodded again. “Well, I suppose the truth is out there.” His slight accent on the word ‘there’ caused Y/N to smile widely.

“I never thought you were a player. I thought you were …  popular.” Y/N finally said, breaking the tension. Bill tipped his head back, his hands in the pockets of his tailored trousers, and gave the heartiest laugh. The breeze caught his hair and Y/N could smell oranges and mint on the wind.

Once he had stopped laughing, all Y/N could think was just say it, just say it.

“I - uh - I well I was trying as much as - I - well wanted your attention too.” Y/N finally spoke out, raising her voice to make sure he heard it too. “Wow - I always thought you didn’t like me and I want you to kno-”

“HEY CAN WE GET A PHOTO OF YOU GUYS?!” A photographer interjected the sweet moment much to Y/N’s dismay. But Bill snaked his hand on her waist and softly pulled her into him, so she was pressed into his long torso. She smiled at the small gesture, looking down at his hand as she felt him smile down on her.

on-screen chemistry.

Originally posted by dacremontgomery

(dacre montgomery x reader) 

request: What about a dacre fic where he and the reader both work on Stranger Things (reader is an actor as well) and dacre is doing an interview and they ask about the reader and the relationship between their characters (whether it’s friendly, unfriendly, intimate or whatever is up to you) and if there’s any chemistry or feelings off set and dacre accidentally admits to liking the reader.

summary: turns out, dacre gets a little nervous when asked about you in interviews. and when he gets nervous, he word vomits. a lot.

word count: 2,144


“So, Dacre, how would you describe filming season three, compared to season two?”

You glanced up from your spot against the wall, watching as Dacre gave the interviewer a charming grin. You just let out the softest of snorts, earning a glare from the head of PR, Allison Hendrix. You just gave her a small shrug. They were using lav mics, for crying out loud. No lav mic was going to pick up a sound that quiet from across the room.

“Well, I, uh, I’d have to say that it’s been just as fun, if not more fun. I’m much more relaxed this time around, since I’m not the newest person on set.” He chuckled softly, hands flexing against his leg. He did that often, you’d noticed, whenever he’d want to look off camera. The entire cast had been sat down just after filming, everyone having to go through yet another meeting on interview tips and what you weren’t supposed to do. Everybody else had already been coached on such things, but you were the new one. Since you were the only one, and they didn’t want to single you out, they’d made everyone do mock interviews, and then pointed out each others flaws.

It had been a long day.

“Right, of course. Y/N Y/L/N is playing a new character this season, right? Anything you can give us on the character, or how she interacts with Billy?” With that question, Dacre did look off camera, a sly grin on his face as he cocked a brow to Allison.

“What exactly am I allowed to say?” He called back, gaze flickering to you and lingering for a moment. You knew exactly how this would play off on camera. The cheeky Australian wanting to spill the beans on season three. It had been all the rage in the media recently to pretend to leak things about upcoming projects. Dacre wasn’t stupid. It’d be easier to play along with that angle and actually not get in trouble for once on accidentally spoiling things.

“When is this being released?”

“Uh, lemme check,” the interviewer said, grabbing her phone and flicking through whatever apps to find the answer. Dacre looked to the interview for a moment, who was obviously having a little trouble finding the date, and looked back to you. He shot you a crooked grin, the sight making your heart do a little tap dance in your chest. “Two weeks after the season premiere.”

“Say whatever the hell you want that won’t give away anything for season four.”

Dacre gave a quick nod of his head, then winked in your general direction. It was easier for you to roll your eyes than read anything into it. The two of you had been flirting back and forth the entire time you’d been on set, and it was that that had made the PR department decide that you two would be paired up for interviews, despite the fact that the man had yet to make a single move on you. As far as you were concerned, he was just flirtatious.

“Right, so season three, me and Y/C/N, absolutely hate each other. Like, burning, passionate hate. It’s great. It’s a lot of fun to play around with, and she’s just, she’s incredible to work with. She’s absolutely brilliant.” Dacre wasn’t looking at you while he said those things, but then again, he didn’t have to be for your cheeks to burn red. The interviewer nodded her head slowly, most likely picking up on the almost - dare you say it - reverent  tone that he’d adopted.

“So you’d say that she’s great to work with?”

“Absolutely. I really believe that it’s going to translate so well onto the screen.”

“Well, from the trailer and few scenes that have been released, the chemistry between you two is palpable. How was it working on set?” The interviewer was speaking a little faster now, in a way that made you perk up. Maybe you were just being paranoid, but it seemed as though she was leading him somewhere.

“It’s the most fun that I’ve had in a long time. It’s waking up every day and going to work with your best g- friend.” He stumbled over the word friend, making you frown. In all the days that you’d been doing the interview circuit with him, you couldn’t remember once him stumbling over a word. And even if he had, his cheeks had never reddened like that before.

“I could see that. It’s like living the dream, right?” Dacre gave a nod of his head, hands clenching in his lap. He looked a little nervous now, his smile a little tense as he regarded the interviewer. You glanced over to the woman beside you, who probably should have suggested a short break for him to collect himself. But she seemed to be waiting for something, like she knew precisely where this was going. “Would you say that the chemistry between the two of you is the same off camera?”

“I’d say so, yeah,” he gave in and glanced towards the head of PR, just a brief little distraction, but a big show for his nerves. He looked back to the interviewer in the middle of her next question.

“Why would you say that is?”

He answered so fast it was obvious that his words were quicker than his brain in that moment.

“Probably because I really like her.”

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Canon Pan Characters on Current TV Shows

Pan representation in television is scarce, so scarce that there’s only about 40 pan characters in television. That might sound like a lot, maybe more than you knew or thought, but almost half of those character are not explicitly stated as pan, they’re merely hinted at being pan, and they’re wildly considered to be bisexual by every major queer organization that talks about queer rep.

Some of these implied pan characters, who people wildly accept as canon bi rep and never mention pansexuality in regard to them are Amy Raudenfeld (Faking It), Roscoe Kaan (House of Lies), Craig Pelton (Community), Oberyn Martell (Game of Thrones), Sammy Lieberman (Dance Academy), Franky Fitzgerald (Skins), and Kristina Davis (General Hospital).

When queer organizations talk about bi rep, they include every single multisexual character, unlabeled or not, and when they do so, pan rep falls through the cracks. Characters that are strongly implied to be pan, through what is shown on screen and what the actor or writers say off screen, are thrown under a bi “umbrella” that a lot of pan people don’t feel is appropriate, and often never have their implied pansexuality mentioned. This contributes to pan-erasure.

The other half of those 40-something pan characters, are canonically pan. Among them are Imogen Moreno (Degrassi), Carlton Lassiter (Psych), Even Bech Næsheim (Skam), Jack Harkness (Doctor Who and Torchwood), John Hart (Torchwood), Sadie Swenson (Scream Queens), Kibby Ainsley (Daytime Divas), and Kieren Walker (In the Flesh).

In honor of #PanWeek, I’ve compiled this list to celebrate the pan characters who are gracing our screens on current television shows. Both canon and implied pan characters will be included. A masterlist of pan characters in all media can be found here.

Annalise Keating, How to Get Away with Murder

To kick off the list, we have the iconic, the badass, the take-no-shit-from-anyone Annalise Keating from How to Get Away with Murder, portrayed by Viola Davis, who won several awards for her role, and became the first black woman to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama series.

Annalise, a prominent criminal defense attorney and law professor, has been assumed as bisexual by most, despite never having labeled her sexuality. Recently, Pete Nowalk, creator/showrunner/executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder, announced at the 2017 TCA press tour that, while they’ve never said it, Annalise is pansexual. Shortly after, Viola spoke about how excited and happy she is about her character’s pansexuality. Hopefully Annalise’s pansexuality will be directly acknowledged on the show in the future.

How to Get Away with Murder is on its fourth season, which premiered on September 28, 2017 on ABC.

David Rose, Schitt’s Creek

All pan characters are important to me, but this one has a special place in my heart. David Rose from Schitt’s Creek, portrayed by Dan Levy, is pampered, sarcastic, a little clueless, and delivers a nice deadpan while wearing some…interesting pieces of clothing. He, in my opinion, is a breath of fresh air when it comes to pan rep and queer rep in general.

Schitt’s Creek is a sitcom that follows the Rose family as they move to a tiny, simple town and live in a rundown motel, after losing all of their money. Now, when I think of queer rep on sitcoms, I think of the token or side queer character, the queer character whose sexuality is comedic relief, or the main queer character whose sexuality is at the forefront of everything related to that character.

David, however, is a main character who just happens to be pansexual; it isn’t the focal point of his character, nor is it used for cheap laughs or added just to say they have a queer character. It’s ten episodes into the first season that David describes his pansexuality with a wine metaphor, and his father outright says the word in a later scene.

It’s not only what we see on screen that makes David Rose so important to me, but the behind the scenes, as well. Dan Levy is also a creator/executive producer of Schitt’s Creek, and going in, he knew he wanted David to be pansexual, because he had never seen that on TV before. He’s spoken at length about his character’s pansexuality and how important it is to normalize pansexuality and for pan people to have representation. Being queer himself, it is so obvious how important this representation is to him, and how much care he puts into it.

The fourth season of Schitt’s Creek will premiere on January 24, 2018 on Pop TV.

Lucifer and Mazikeen, Lucifer

The fantasy police procedural show, Lucifer, has two, count ‘em, TWO pansexual characters. The titular character, Lucifer Morningstar, portrayed by Tom Ellis, is pansexual, confirmed by the writers. He is the actual devil who decided leave hell and become a civilian consultant to the L.A.P.D., while running a nightclub. He talks freely about being the devil, but no one takes him seriously. He uses his supernatural ability of making people tell him their desires and his invulnerability to help solve murders.

Lucifer’s ally, Mazikeen Smith, portrayed by Lesley-Ann Brandt, is also pansexual, confirmed by Lesley. She is a demon who followed Lucifer to L.A., worked at his nightclub, and later became a bounty hunter. While Lucifer provides the majority of the comedy for this comedy-drama series, Mazikeen fulfills everyone’s need for a badass, scary-sexy, no nonsense woman. With a fondness for knives and causing (well-deserved) pain.

The third season of Lucifer premiered on October 2, 2017 on Fox.

Rick Sanchez, Rick and Morty

Now we have Rick Sanchez, an alcoholic genius scientist, voiced by Justin Roiland, from the animated science fiction series, Rick and Morty. Rick was revealed to be pansexual by Justin Roiland, co-creator of Rick and Morty. Rick is obnoxious, blunt, and not exactly a role model. But he’s flawed, he’s human, he’s real. And that’s part of his appeal as a pansexual character.

Rick and Morty has three seasons, the last of which, ended on October 1, 2017 on Adult Swim, and the fourth season won’t arrive for a “really long time”, according to Adult Swim’s Twitter account.

Cassidy, Preacher

Next up is Cassidy from the supernatural series Preacher, portrayed by Joseph Gilgun. Preacher follows a, you guessed it, preacher, who enlists the help of a vampire to find God, after a supernatural event at his church. Cassidy is said vampire. Cassidy is a boisterous mischief-maker who is up for anything. Cassidy is said on screen to “have sex with anyone”, which, while not the best, means there isn’t a gender he isn’t attracted to. 

The third season of Preacher will air in 2018 on AMC.

Lauren Heller, Younger

We also have Lauren Heller from Younger, portrayed by Molly Bernard. Lauren works as a publicist, and is described as hooked on social media, completely non-judgmental, very funny, and very open to people. Lauren is curious and excited, loves herself and is comfortable with the unknown. Lauren is confirmed by Molly, Darren Star, creator, and Alison Brown, writer for Younger to be pansexual.

Younger wrapped its fourth season in September 2017 on TV Land, and was renewed for a fifth season.

Nola Darling, She’s Gotta Have It

The latest pansexual character is Nola Darling, portrayed by DeWanda Wise, on Netflix’s comedy-drama series, She’s Gotta Have It, based on the 1986 film of the same name. The series follows Nola as she struggles to stay true to herself and her dreams while juggling multiple lovers. Nola, an artist, describes herself as a sex-positive, polyamorous pansexual.

She’s Gotta Have It premiered on Netflix on November 23, 2017.

Brook Soso, Orange is the New Black

One of our implied pan characters is Brook Soso from Orange is the New Black, portrayed by Kimiko Glenn. Brook is a passionate, kind, and talkative inmate. Brook makes a comment about being attracted to people, not genders, which is a very strong indication of her maybe being pansexual.

Orange is the New Black aired its fifth season on Netflix in June 2017, and is renewed for a sixth and seventh season.

Nova Bordelon, Queen Sugar

The other implied pan character is Nova Bordelon from Queen Sugar, portrayed by Rutina Welsey. Nova is one of the three siblings that the show follows. She is a journalist, activist, and herbal healer. Nova makes a comment about how her attraction isn’t about someone’s sex or gender, it’s about what’s inside of them; an indication of her possibly being pansexual.

Queen Sugar aired its mid-season two premiere on October 3, 2017 on OWN.

Make sure to catch up on and tune into these shows to get your fill of these pan characters!

Who is your favorite pan character from current TV shows? Is there one missing from this list? Is your favorite pan character from a show that has already ended? Let me know!

What is going to happen to Kylo Ren in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’?

getnews.jp | Dec 6, 2017

Translated by @sakurau121, thank you!

Finally, on the 15th of December, the latest episode of the series ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ will premiere worldwide. Although the plot remains top secret, Daisy Ridley (who plays Rey) says, “The director has aimed for a story that no one could have predicted. Most people should be surprised by the development of the story.” John Boyega (who plays Finn) says, putting weight into his words, that, “Everything starts moving backwards. It starts going opposite to what everyone thought after seeing ‘The Force Awakens’.”

Looking back on the release of the previous instalment, it is the responsibility of all human beings to go to the theatre on the first day to avoid any spoilers but still…. is there something…. even a little…. hint…. For that reason, we hit up Adam Driver (who plays Kylo Ren) with some questions while he was here promoting the film! 

Kylo Ren, who, together with Rey, seems to hold the key to this story quite tightly. What development awaits him in this instalment?

Driver: “This instalment starts developing right after ‘The Force Awakens’ so he has very little time to come to terms with everything that has just happened and he has to keep moving forward. The beliefs that he holds are going to be challenged. Whether it’s the dark side or the light side, it is impossible to lead a life and also to make choices that are completely without fault. That scene with Han Solo was a huge incident for him. Will his uncertainty and ambiguity cause him to fall further into the dark side or… Within this world in particular, there are many people who hold grey parts within themselves.”

Rian Johnson, both the writer and director of ‘The Last Jedi’, a story which has often been described as “shocking” throughout promotion. Driver himself said that he found Kylo Ren’s fate “to be truly unexpected”.

Driver: “Rian couldn’t overlook the psychological side of Kylo Ren’s reality, the fact that he killed his real father. I mean in terms of how is that going to effect him. Also, in a way, that truth makes the reality of the situation even more deep-rooted. Because it cannot be denied that that incident happened, he himself cannot ignore it, and actually, the truth makes his situation even more real. For me, that was really useful.’

Surprisingly this is the first time Driver is playing someone younger than himself. In terms of the development of the story, Kylo’s “youth” is very important. “It is an underlying element of the script.”

Driver: “His youthfulness is not lost in Rian’s script. Kylo Ren’s ideas further take shape. Almost like a religious fever. And he wants to believe that he is doing the right thing. I think Darth Vader was a villain who was completely certain on which path he ought to take. Kylo Ren is a character who we get a glimpse at having both determination, uncertainty, and fragility, so yes, perhaps you could say he is a new type of ‘villain’ within the world of [Star Wars]. Even now he is going through an inner battle within himself which continues to unfold. Above just playing the character, that part is very interesting to me, and I enjoy that.”

We are intrigued by Kylo’s connection to Rey, who seemed to be visually paralleled to him in all the trailers and posters….

Driver: “This time Rey and Kylo Ren are the center of this huge developing drama. They stand on opposite sides, but the dividing line is very narrow, and within both of them they hold both light and darkness. They aren’t actually that separate from one another, and in some ways they may feel lonely, but they are going through this journey together. For both of them, the other is pretty much the reverse of themselves.”

Again, more meaningful comments emerge and our imaginations run wild. However, we won’t have to wait long for those answers. We wait in anticipation…

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batb things i liked (spoilers, sorry)

‘I SAW BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TWO NIGHTS AGO AND I STILL CAN’T HELP GUSHING OVER HOW BEAUTIFUL THE MOVIE WAS


-i wanted to scream the moment i saw the castle in the beginning

-that prologue??? i like how they kept adam’s real face a mystery, as he was hidden behind the layers of make up. 

-’belle’ ahhhhh 

-i was expecting that emma would have auto-tuned her voice because of the audio they had released months before the premiere, but boy did it surprise me.

-’belle’ was so nostalgic i had to refrain myself from singing along in the cinema.

-maurice wasn’t only an inventor, he was also an artist. and belle wasn’t only a bibliophile, she was also an inventor (witty belle, creating probably the first washing machine)

-emma’s grunt after the line ‘madame gaston, his little wife’

-philippe was loyal af, esp in the scene where maurice was almost trapped by the wolves and philippe had waited for him to jump. if you were to get a horse, pick one that is as loyal as philippe.

-i love how the beast couldnt care less if maurice had used his stuff, had eaten, had heated up by the fire, had trespassed in his castle but lost all his temper the moment maurice had cut a rose from his rose garden. 

-im not sure if its me, or the village felt small and congested, i was hoping for a more field-like village, the one i got used to in the animated version.

-BE OUR GUEST, BE OUR GUEST AHHHHHH and was disney telling us that Aladdin will be the next film to have a live action movie???

-adam’s ‘are-you-fucking-kidding-me’ eye roll at the mention of romeo and juliet being belle’s favorite book.

-’i had an expensive education’ OH YEAH I THINK THE CREATORS OF THE ANIMATED FILM HAD FORGOTTEN THAT HE WAS A PRINCE AND SHOULD HAVE HAD EXPENSIVE EDUCATION (OR AT LEAST HE SHOULD KNOW HOW TO READ)

-’some of them in greek’. ADAM IS A BIBLIOPHILE AND HE GAVE BELLE THE LIBRARY !!!!!!

-belle’s laughter adam gave her the library.

-my poor baby lefou

-i ship gafou im sorry

-ewan mcgregor’s french accent is en pointe???

-AUDRA MCDONALD, JOSH GAD AND HARRIET JONES (SHE PLAYED ADAM’S MOTHER) !!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS CAST 

-i love how adam still dresses like a prince even in his beast form, ummm that waistcoat in something there and the scene where they had walked into the bridge was fine man. 

-that paris scene, thank you so much for giving us so much more than the animated film has given. also, prince adam’s back story about how he has grown to be a spoiled prince. thank you, thankyou, disney.

-EMMA THOMPSON SINGING BATB HUHUHUHU AND THEM DANCING WAS THE MOST NOSTALGIC PART OF THE MOVIE I WANTED TO CRY SO BAD MY TWO SMOL CHILDREN 

-gaston definitely wins asshole of the year, although i like how they put more depth into gaston’s character

-lmao when maurice talked to the driver as if nothing happened, that was hilarious.

-the cursed furniture wouldn’t have been hurt if they had stayed silent and dead, but they had fought to protect adam while he’s lamenting over his loss. his servants loved him albeit his attitude towards them. 

-when gaston showed up with a gun, adam literally did nothing, and you can just see his heart breaking by looking into his eyes

-umm agathe? what are you doing? whose side are you on? is this kind of a test or something?

-’MR. POTTS!’ 

-how old is adam? why is his age not mentioned in the movie? i know he should have someone love him by the age of 21, as from the animated film, but they did not mention it? and why hadnt they mentioned his name???

-’come back, i love you’

-THE MOMENT ADAM TURNED AROUND OKAY DAM ADAM YOU A FINE PRINCE. 

-le fou dancin with stanley made me so happy 

-the growl™

Nothing else mattered

It’s been quite a while since I wrote my last Supernatural meta. Some days ago I answered an ask where I said that time constraints were among the reasons why I hadn’t written much lately. The other powerful reason was lack of inspiration. The thing is that after watching episode 12x14, I felt that I simply HAD TO write about something in particular, no matter what. I haven’t had time to read any meta for this episode, and that’s a good thing because it means this is my opinion without anybody else’s influence. Without further ado, let’s talk about the part of the episode that inspired me to write again.  

Other more talented meta writers have previously stated that Mary’s arc this season parallels Cas’ arc in season 6. I totally agree. The whole “Mary is working with the BMoL and keeping it from Dean and Sam” is the same thing Cas did when he was secretly working with Crowley. At least, the writers are trying to undo some things from season 6 because in this case Mary decided to confess to her sons what she was doing without being forced. However, if somebody still had doubts that Mary is a Cas parallel, in this episode there was a very explicit shout-out to a memorable scene between Dean and Cas: Mary literally told Dean, “I’m doing this for you.” I know she meant both Winchesters, but she was talking directly to Dean in that scene. Besides, where have we heard those exacts words before?

There was something else that was very relevant almost at the end of the episode. If we’re keeping in mind that Mary is a Cas parallel, how much of what Dean said to Mary applied to Cas around 6 years ago? The thing is that Dean never expressed what he felt at that time, but he did it now. The fact that he’s trying to talk about his feelings is huge character development for Dean.

What did Dean say to Mary?

“The moment I thought something bad had happened to you, nothing else mattered.”

That pretty much explains this from episode 7x01:

It also explains why Dean was so worried and desperate when he thought Cas was dead, to the point where he told Bobby that maybe angels didn’t need to breathe. It explains why when Dean realized Cas was alive, he didn’t focus on being pissed.

Dean didn’t tell Cas there was no way to redeem himself. He didn’t decide to leave him right there; Dean actually wanted to take Cas with them. Why? Dean was hurt deeply by what Cas did, and didn’t like the choices Cas made. The same happened with Mary. Dean didn’t like the choices she made and was really hurt by them. However, when Dean thought that something bad could happen to Mary, nothing else mattered. There was no betrayal important enough to prevent him from running to her rescue.

That’s what happened back in season 7’s premiere. The moment Dean thought that something bad could happen to Cas, nothing else mattered. Nothing Cas had done was beyond redemption. The idea of losing the person he loves hurts Dean a lot more than accepting the choices the person makes. That’s why Dean forgave Cas in season 7, no matter what.

Of course, many of us already knew that Cas meant a lot to Dean even back then. I’m just glad the subtext of season 12 is somehow explaining things that happened so long ago in the show. If season 12 continues like this, I might feel inspired enough to keep writing as often as I used to. 

GoT S07E01 Thoughts

I don’t know if this will be a regular occurrence, but for the first episode, I’m going to be laying out my thoughts about the premiere in what will probably be a lengthy post that’s half gibberish and half maybe something substantial. Undoubtedly, not eloquent. These are just thoughts and nothing more that I’ve jotted down while watching and am now about to elaborate on. 

Let’s begin with what has to be one of the most epic intros in Game of Thrones ever. No, I don’t want to hear your counter. You will not sway me on this. I don’t care, mate, because this scene was bloody awesome. The minute Filch Walder Frey’s face popped up, I knew it was Arya and I knew shit was about to go down. Now nobler humans might be like ‘Oh, Arya is going down a dark path; this is bad’ but her gathering all of the Freys in one room was poetic justice. What they did at the Red Wedding warranted retaliation and this has been a long time coming. 

It was beautiful the way it happened too – a dark sadistic glee washed over you as you watch a room full of men choke on their drinks as Arya stands there telling them they should’ve killed all the Starks, and “leave one wolf alive and the sheep are never safe.” 

Look, people really hated that line prior to the premiere, but in context, it was wonderful, it was justified, it was so unbelievably satisfying. Then when Arya goes, “tell them the North remembers; tell them Winter came for House Frey”, you bet I got goosebumps. Like I’ve said time and time again, ‘Winter is Coming’ is not just a warning, but it’s a battle cry for the Starks. This is their season. When the world dies, the lands become barren and the knights of Summer struggle to survive, the North prevails, and the Starks are at the helm of this changing tide. It’s their time now, and beginning it with Arya avenging the loss of her family is a truly poignant way to set the tone for the rest of the season. Yes, we’ll see Cersei and Dany duking it out, but at the end of the day, this is about the Starks. 

The next thing I jotted down was ‘zombie giants’, which is just to say that: holy shit, there are zombie giants! Seeing the sheer number of White Walkers, it makes you realise how utterly inconsequential Cersei and Dany’s fight for the Iron Throne is. There won’t be a kingdom to govern when those icy bastards get past the Wall, and believe you me, they will eventually. No matter what anyone says, that Wall is coming down probably at the end of this season. 

Seeing Dolorous Edd as Lord Commander gave me goosebumps as well. I adore him; I love him, and I swear to god if he dies, I will kick someone’s ass, so he’s probably going to die. But him meeting Bran and Meera made my heart race. They are so close to Winterfell and we’re so close to another Stark reunion. Also, hey Bran, I know the world is ending but cheer up, pal. 

Now we get to the highly talked about scene with Jon and the Northern houses. First of all, I felt so euphoric when Jon told the North that they would need every man and woman, boy and girl fighting in this battle. Even more so when Lyanna spoke up and basically told the men in the room to shut up about it. Her “I don’t need your permission to defend the North!” speech was seriously my top five favourite moments of the episode. The look of pride on Brienne’s face as well. I wonder, however, if this means Sansa might learn how to fight? I don’t see it. She’s a diplomat, a politician, but she should know some self-defence. Jon should teach her. Late at night. Alone. Some flirty teaching…. I’m getting sidetracked. 

Speaking of Jon and Sansa though, can I just say to that redditor who apparently saw the first episode: ‘Hey buddy, you were wrong! And if you interpreted that scene as Jon putting Sansa in her place then you really are a sexist creep.’ Because while yes, Sansa does argue with Jon in public and Jon does tell her his word is final, he in no way puts her in her place. And there is no moment where the other Houses laugh at her. In fact, going by the murmurs of agreement, quite a large amount of lords and ladies wanted Jon to give Umber and Karstark lands to the houses who didn’t fight for Ramsay. 

I also want to clarify something here before anti’s get all up in arms about this scene (not that I think any of them follow me or stalk my blog but if you do: hi, how are ya?). While I do agree with Jon’s decision, in the end, I also understand Sansa’s opinion on the matter. If I had gone through what she had under the ministrations of Ramsay and knew that these Houses who have sworn up and down in the past to fight for the Starks sided with him, I’d be furious. There wouldn’t be a damn thing anyone could say to me to get me to forgive their indifference and compliance in the trauma I went through. Sansa has every right to want to strip the Umbers and Karstarks of their land. I can even understand being angry with Jon for not understanding this, but here’s the thing, she wasn’t.

Immediately after this extremely public argument, it cuts to a scene of Jon and Sansa talking about it. They didn’t fight, let the emotions fester and build up resentment. No, Jon and Sansa talked it out. He told her not to undermine him in public and she told him a king needed to be questioned lest he ends up like Joffrey. Then when he asks her if she thinks he’s like Joffrey, her eyes lose that fight and there’s fondness in it, as she tells him firmly that he is the furthest man from Joffrey she had ever known. Although they’re arguing and disagreeing on important political decisions, there’s fondness and trust and respect in the way they talk to each other. 

What I find interesting is that after Jon and Sansa’s scene, they cut straight away to Jaime and Cersei. Two pair of (sort of) siblings and yet two vastly different relationships. The placement of these two scenes is no coincidence. The two relationships act as literary foils for one another. Both are fighting and arguing, but in contrast, Jaime and Cersei are clearly on very different paths from one another. There’s wariness, disbelief, and disappointment in the way Jaime looks at Cersei; and she is so consumed with her grief, anger, power, she can’t see that he is questioning her very right to be on the throne. They are shot as two opposing figures circling each other with lots of space in between them. On the other hand, Jon and Sansa were shot close together, always within inches from another, with dimmer lighting, and more physicality (ie. Sansa touching his arm to assure him and let him know she may argue but she is on his side). 

Don’t dismiss the sequence of these scenes. Nothing in this show is a coincidence. 

Moving on, I love Sam and I am so excited to see him again, but dear lord, that was the most disgusting series of shots ever. I felt physically ill. Please never again. But I wonder if he discovers the dragon glass at Dragonstone this early in the season, what else will he uncover in the Citadel? There’s definitely more in store for Sam’s storyline and I wonder if it might be something to do with R+L=J. People have theorised about Sam confirming it somehow. We’ll see, I guess.

Nothing really of substance to say about the Brienne, Podrick and Tormund scene, but it made me laugh out loud. Tormund is the physical embodiment of the heart eyes emoji. And his “you’re a lucky man” to Podrick when he gets knocked down by Brienne was such great comedic timing and brilliantly hilarious. 

I wish I could play this next scene on a loop. Sansa telling Littlefinger off has to be the greatest ‘screw you’ to all the people clambering for StarkBowl just because they don’t like Sansa. I love when she says to him, and I’m paraphrasing here, “you don’t have to get the last word. I’m sure it’s probably something clever” and just dismisses him like he’s nothing, which he is. It was so queenly, so regal and so cutting. It was exactly like Sansa. She may not have a sword, but her tongue is sharp enough to wound. 

The biggest surprise of the episode was seeing bloody Ed Sheeran. When we heard the singing, I said that whoever that was had a great voice, and low and behold, it’s bloody Ed. I knew there was a huge musical guest star but this totally surprised me. I love this scene though. Arya’s always been on a very rigid path for vengeance. Those who serve the Lannisters are in the wrong and there’s no grey area about it, but you can see her sitting there listening to these men caught in someone else’s war longing to be home with their fathers, wives, daughters, etc. and realise that they are victims of this war just like everyone else. I wonder how that’ll change (if it does at all) Arya’s journey towards vengeance because truth be told, I am worried about her this season. Next on her list is Cersei, but we all know Cersei will either die by the hand of Jaime or by Tyrion (probably Jaime), so where will that leave Arya? Will she give up her quest and head home to Winterfell? Or will she die trying? 

You know what? I do like the Hound. I like his redemption arc. And although I don’t believe it makes up for all the bad shit he did prior to it, I am intrigued to see where he goes from here. Also, this line is hilarious: “it’s my luck I’d end up with a band of fire lovers.” 

Now, what I’m about to say people might nitpick with me being an anti-Dany person, but honestly, I’m not. I just thought the whole Dragonstone sequence was incredibly boring. It was exciting the first thirty seconds, but it dragged on for so long. Then when she stands at the table and says, “shall we begin?” it was just so anticlimactic. It was the dullest part of the episode and I’m hoping it gets more interesting for her soon. Actually, no doubt it will be considering this is her make or break moment, but let’s be honest, that sequence was way too long. 

Anyway, I’m done. Those are my thoughts. Let me know what you guys think!

Once Upon a Time bosses unveil plans for season 7

Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the season finale of Once Upon a Time. Read at your own risk!

The Final Battle led to a lot of loss during Sunday’s two-hour season finale of Once Upon a Time.

After the curse hit, Henry (Jared Gilmore) found himself in a Black Fairy (Jaime Murray) run Storybrooke where Emma (Jennifer Morrison) was locked up in a mental hospital, unaware she’s the savior and refusing to believe in fairy tales.

It turns out, the Final Battle is not an actual fight, but a battle for Emma’s soul. The Black Fairy hopes to crush Emma’s belief, thus causing all the realms in Fairy Tale Land to crumble and disappear — and she nearly achieves her goal, too. Though Emma initially returned to her old life in Boston, Henry was able to convince his mother to return, saving everyone’s lives.

But it’s Rumple (Robert Carlyle) who actually breaks the curse. Furious that the Black Fairy imprisoned Belle (Emilie de Ravin), Rumple killed his mother, thus ending her spell, returning Emma’s memory and bringing everyone home to Storybrooke. Unfortunately, the Black Fairy had already commanded Gideon (Giles Matthey) to kill Emma. Instead of fighting back, Emma decides to sacrifice herself rather than kill an innocent. But, in a scene echoing the season 1 finale, Henry’s kiss resurrects Emma.

Though the storybook was burned, it reconstitutes and subsequently ends. Yes, it’s the end of this book, but not their story. Everyone gets to keep living happily ever after together. And yet, in a flash to the future that echoes the pilot, a young girl named Lucy (Alison Fernandez) shows up at an adult Henry’s (Andrew J. West) door, exclaiming that his family needs his help. She’s the same little girl whom an adult Henry in the Enchanted Forest employed to protect the storybook when a darkness came for him in what turned out to be a flash forward. What does this mean?! EW turned to executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis to find out.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Many of the cast we’ve known over the last six seasons are not returning. Can you talk about how the story will be changing moving forward?
ADAM HOROWITZ: Just on a conceptional level, it’s the same show. We’re trying to tell the same kind of stories and honor the DNA of what Once Upon a Time was from the very start. But I think we — Eddy and I — felt that as we approached season 6, the time had come to close the chapter on a lot of the stories we had been telling, which was the impetus behind this season finale, and open some new chapters. While there are some characters returning and some not returning, it’s still the same universe, and it’s still the same kind of storytelling. It’s just that we’re going to be coming at it from a little bit of a different angle. It’s not going to be necessarily Storybrooke-based.
EDWARD KITSIS: Also, what we see is, a new hero is leading us into a new world, which is an adult Henry Mills. We saw that in what we realize are flash forwards, and then at the very end, Henry has grown up and he looks like he left home. He was an Author writing everyone else’s story, so to me it looks like he left home to find his own story and then something happened, and now he’s got to be the hero.
HOROWITZ: It’s a little bit of the continuity between the two iterations of the show, which is Henry. Henry has been the heart of the show from the beginning. Jared was amazing, and we couldn’t love him move; watching him grow up has been amazing. Now, we’re going to see what that character becomes in a 10-years-older version. But he’s still going to be that character and still carry that essence of the show and be the center of the family that’s at the heart of the show.

You gave so much closure to so many stories, how do you plan to reconcile that with some people returning next year but not others? Does that change their happy endings?
KITSIS: What happened to these people, those are episodes, those are things we will probably want to show. For us, we felt creatively it was time to end a lot of these stories. What we’re really interested in is, as we said, it’s like a new book. So we’re starting with new stories. Although it’s going to have some of the people that we’ve loved for six years at the center of it, we are going to meet new people and new worlds.

Will we see an influx of new characters and other fairy tales? How will you branch out in that sense?
HOROWITZ: Hopefully when you see the premiere, that will become super clear, so we don’t want to give too much away right now other than to say we do intend to branch out, we do intend to also stay with some of the characters we’ve been with. It’s about how do you honor everything that’s come before, but also widen the canvas a little bit?
KITSIS: Open the world up.
HOROWITZ: That’s the goal of season 7. In addition to the people that we’ve already announced who are coming back as regulars, and who are not, there will be more regulars we’re adding to the mix.
KITSIS: As we completed one journey, what we want to do next year is take people on another one. The DNA is still the same, which is fairy tale characters in the real world in search of hope. We still have Henry, we still have Regina, we still have Hook and we still have Rumple, and we still have people are that are going to come in and out that we know, but we’re going to meet a whole new universe and a new group of people. So for us as writers, we’re also excited to do that. Probably you’re going to see a world with no magic in it on one side, very similar to the way we did in season 1.

Thematically, what are you hoping to explore that’s different than what the first six seasons were?
KITSIS: We always say that Emma was a character looking for her family and finding hope. I would say that Henry was the heart of the truest believer, and what we saw at the very end is he no longer believes. Henry’s loss in faith and the idea of belief is the jumping off point. The DNA of the show remains, and always will be, of hope. Each character was always looking for their happy ending, and that is no different than anyone in the real world.
HOROWITZ: One of the hardest times to have hope in anyone’s life is when you’ve lost belief or faith in something. That is a jumping off point for where we are for the next season, which is, how do you deal with questioning faith and belief and finding hope again?

This scene with adult Henry echoes the pilot, even down to Henry saying he doesn’t have a kid. Has something happened to him in terms of his memories or has he just become cynical somehow seemingly being separated from his family?  
HOROWTIZ: These are excellent questions that might be better answered—
KITSIS: —in the teaser of next year.
HOROWITZ: But they’re excellent and insightful questions.

Is the storybook that Henry charged his daughter with protecting in the Enchanted Forest the book we’ve always known, or a book with brand new stories within?
HOROWITZ: It’s another excellent question, and without getting too specific about what that book we saw in the teaser is really about, what we can say is that Henry has grown up, he has remained true to what we’ve established and he is an Author.

Let’s talk about Lucy. Who is her mother? Is it Violet?
HOROWITZ: Violet is in the montage at the end. When Henry goes to school, she’s waiting for him at the school.
KITSIS: But that being said, unfortunately like a lot of us, your first love in high school ends up not being the person you marry. You end up leaving home and moving on. It is not Violet. Who the mother is, and who Henry fell in love with, is one of the things we’re really excited about next year. In the tradition of Snow and Charming, Henry and his wife are a very much Once epic romance.

Is there a Savior in this story?
KITSIS: There could be.
HOROWITZ: There very well could be.

Can you talk at all about this new darkness coming after adult Henry that we saw in the Enchanted Forest? Is this the introduction of the new antagonist for next season?
HOROWITZ: It is. It looked pretty scary, so I don’t think it’s a new friend-tagonist. What we see in the season finale in those little snippets is, it’s a darkness that grown-up Henry has to deal with and has a big impact on what’s going on in season 7. We’re still at that we need to be slightly infuriatingly vague stage.

Since the show is going to be centered partially around Regina next year, what can you say about her drive or her story going into next season?
KITSIS: I’d say she’s fighting for the people, just like a queen does.

The Evil Queen seems to be marrying Robin Hood. Will she play a role next season since Lana is sticking around?
HOROWITZ: I would say, never say never.

Rumple seemed to get his happy ending with his family, but what do you plan to explore with him next season? The darkness is still inside and he’s just killed his own mother, so how has that changed him?
KITSIS: We saw his happy ending with Belle, and they worked really hard to get it. What’s happening next in his life and what he’s going through is obviously what the story is. That one I don’t want to just fully tease yet. All this stuff is literally just being worked on.
HOROWITZ: We really would love for the audience to be able to spend the summer living with the happiness that we’ve seen these characters get, because it’s real, and it’s meant to be real. It’s not meant to be something that we’re doing that we want to destroy and make all horrible, or whatever. We want these characters to have really earned this place of happiness they’ve found. But because we’re telling stories, we’re going to have issues to overcome in the future, and Rumple is no exception to that rule. To tell you now what it is would give away so much, so we’d rather have the audience really sit with what we’ve left them with for now.

Because you see Emma get her happy ending, and we know that Jennifer is only returning for one episode, a lot of fans are worried Emma is going to die. Do you want to say anything to the audience?
KITSIS: Not really. There’s nothing to say. That is correct, she is coming back for an episode. Their happiness is real, and people should enjoy that. The thing is this: Right now, we’re not trying to take away the show we’ve done for six years, and we’re not trying to destroy people’s happiness right now, but we’re going to be telling a new version. But until they see that, they won’t understand what it is. So for us, we’d rather not whip people into a frenzy.
HOROWITZ: I’d like to underscore that for a second: Really we wanted the audience to not think about what we’re doing as throwing away what came before, but building on and expanding from it, so that what happened and what they’ve lived with and what they’ve invested in all these years still really matters; it matters to us as writers and we know it matters to so much of the audience. We want them to know that we do really respect that and we really do approach the story from that level. We’re not just clearing a playing field and starting over willy-nilly. We’re trying to tell these new stories and expand our canvas, but also honor what’s come before.

Hook’s always walked a fine line of giving into his darker instincts over the years. Is that something you might delve into again moving forward?
KITSIS: That’s definitely a part of his DNA, but we’re hoping to tell new avenues of story for the characters. The lessons they’ve learned on the show, like we don’t want another year of Regina wondering whether or not she should be evil; that’s been settled. When the dwarves bow to her, they bow to her as the queen. She’s no longer the Evil Queen. So we want our characters to move forward. But like any of us, once you get a hold of one issue, there’s always three others.

Can you talk about how you’ll be handling flashbacks next year?
HOROWITZ: We do intend to keep a flashback component to the show and we hope that how we do it is fun for the audience.

Now that you have this new direction, do you have a better sense of your endgame?
HOROWITZ: Our goal with the show remains the same, is the simplest way to put it. It’s that question you always get asked, which is, “Do you know exactly what the end is going to be?”
KITSIS: We knew for this chapter, we have ideas and we are creating a new chapter. We’ll see how that goes. We’re excited about the new journey. We think it’s very much Once Upon a Time. At the same respect, we are excited that we got to see those happy moments from our characters in the finale and really build to that.

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Star Wars Breakout Kelly Marie Tran on The Last Jedi and Kylo Ren’s Shirtless Scene

— Kyle Buchanan for Vulture | Dec 20, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has a lot of characters to service, from franchise icons like Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Leia (Carrie Fisher) to heroes introduced two years ago in The Force Awakens, including Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Poe (Oscar Isaac). 

It’s a testament to Kelly Marie Tran, then, that the character you’re most likely to talk about after you leave the theater is her series newbie Rose, a mechanic who teams up with Finn (John Boyega) to embody the central theme of the Rian Johnson–directed film: A hero can come from anywhere. 

The 28-year-old San Diego native imbues Rose with such heart that she all but steals The Last Jedi, and offscreen, Tran is just as winning, repeatedly describing herself as a fan who’s hit the jackpot. With her big breakout now in theaters, Tran rang up Vulture to discuss how she’s dealing with her new place in the galaxy.

Tell me what it was like to see the movie at its first premiere in Los Angeles. How were you feeling before you got there, and then what was it like when you arrived?

It all happens so fast, it truly does. It feels like you’re getting married! So many people were going to be there, my friends, my family … there’s a lot of nerves involved. And then when I finally arrived, first of all, I was listening to Hamilton in the car with all my girlfriends, trying to get pumped up for the situation. I was like, “I’m not throwing away my shot!” And then I got out of the car, and it was just madness, immediately. There’s cameras everywhere and people saying my name — first of all, they knew my name, which is very different for me. And then I saw this girl who was dressed as Rose and I just lost it.

How come?

Because I know how impossible this is. I had been auditioning for so long and my parents aren’t from the entertainment industry. It just seemed like a dream the entire time, and to have it hit this final moment was a very big deal. It’s still a big deal. I never want to forget that I’m doing an impossible thing. How rare is it that you get to be part of something people love? It’s really special. It’s a very out-of-body experience to be a part of something so huge.

Now, that was the second time you’d seen it, right? I heard there had been a first screening for all the actors the week before.

It was right after we did Jimmy Kimmel, so if I can paint a picture for you, it was kind of a smaller room. Daisy and Gwen were on my left, and then Oscar on my right. And Laura Dern! Behind us, John and Andy Serkis. Sitting in that room with all these people that I’ve looked up to before I even got that first audition was a big deal for me, and we were shouting for each other. Every time someone would appear onscreen for the first time, we would all just scream. There was a lot of laughter and a lot of tears. It was a very emotional experience, and one that I will definitely cherish. The most comforting thing about this whole experience of being the new person was meeting everyone else and realizing that everyone was just as excited and pinching themselves.

How has your family reacted to the movie?

They were there at the premiere. My parents are refugees from Vietnam, so they didn’t grow up with Star Wars. I don’t think they know what’s going on in the movie at any given time. [Laughs.] But my dad stayed awake during this movie, and my dad never stays awake when I take him to the movies, so that was a good sign.

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OK KO! Episodes 17-20

Know Your Mom

It was time for another good Carol episode! This one came together for us very quickly, and ended up being a very simple and sweet story about KO and Carol’s relationship. It was originally written with Rad and Enid as KO’s sounding boards, but we thought it would be fun to bring in Brandon and A Real Magic Skeleton for a little change of pace. I love the way Ryann and Parker expanded their appearance into a funny running gag that ended up helping to further cement their personalities moving forward.

In the outline we handed out, the Kactus Krew were not given a lot of specifics. We had figured they would have an old school mob/organized crime type theme (but cactus). When we saw the first pitch with Succulentus portrayed as a nu-metal character, I was shocked. I remember being literally on the floor laughing,  a visceral physical reaction to how unexpected this take on the episode was. It was another situation where I was so unsure- can we do this? It is too insane? Is it “on-show”? All we knew for sure is that we all laughed, so we decided to go with our gut reaction and support it 100%.

Jonathan Davis coming in to do the voice was another amazing development. He was the nicest guy in the world, and such a pleasure to work with! This especially felt great after my parents wouldn’t let me see KoRn in concert when I was in 7th grade. Take that, mom and dad! 


We’re Captured

We aren’t the first show to do a play on the sitcom “double-booking” trope with a villain, but we knew it would be super funny with our heroes and Lord Boxman. This was an incredibly enjoyable episode to write the story for. I remember hanging out in the writer’s room with Ian, Dave and Erin just cracking ourselves up with how silly the episode starts and it just continues to escalate in ridiculousness from there. This was around the time we were first conceiving of TKO, so it was a helpful reminder that the show was in no way backing down from comedy.

The concept for this story was shared with the board artists after the premise stage (I think in a big writing meeting, but it could have just been during lunch or something), and Ryann immediately took an interest in Professor Venomous. She then shared with us some early design concepts and ideas for Venomous (and his minion, who we’d later call Fink), and we were able to integrate them into the final outline. As with Know Your Mom, we knew the role Venomous was going to take in this episode and the series as a whole, but he was really given life thanks to the strong and specific POV of the board artists working on the episode.

This was also a great early display of Boxman’s family dynamic with the robots. Darrell and Shannon weren’t even originally in this story, but Ryann and Parker REALLY wanted to include them. Parker pitched us the “daddy? may I wear my costume?” scene, which is something he observed in his real life. We were unsure, but we were willing to give him a chance to sell it in their pitch. I’m definitely glad we did!

One final thing to mention about We’re Captured is that our heroes lose in this episode. Isn’t that fun? 

Ryann Shannon on We’re Captured

Face Your Fears

Face Your Fears was conceived as a crucial stepping stone toward several key mid-season episodes, but it actually ended up being produced after TKO because we needed Dave and Haewon to tackle Legends of Mr. Gar first. This was the luxury of knowing that OK KO! would premiere with a month of episodes. We were working so far ahead that we could produce some episodes out of order and then make sure they aired IN order. (More on this in a future post…)

Anyway, this episode provides a ton of important character development that ties to our big “mid-season finale” episodes, Plaza Prom and TKO. Gar manages to speak a sentence to Carol, which he repeats in Plaza Prom, and we get another hint of some darkness within KO. Among many other things! The concept of hopping through a bunch of character’s linked fears in order of their plug-in connection is pretty complicated, but the board artists did an excellent job making it feel exciting and cool. Dave and Haewon were very excited to tackle something with this level of depth, and it shows in every scene. Figuring out how much to reveal in this episode was a challenge, and I’m very happy with the final result.

Special regards to our design team for their work on this episode. All the different fearscapes are so distinct and so gorgeous. I was stunned when I started seeing these designs come in. In my opinion, this was the most impressively designed episode so far! Of course, since this episode they’ve continued to top themselves many times over. :) 

Dave Alegre on Face Your Fears

Everybody Likes Rad?

I’ve alluded to this before, but we took extra care to make sure that all the episodes  leading up to TKO were very balanced in terms of subject matter. We mapped out the whole half-season in advance, with many episodes simply listed as “ENID 1”,  "CAROL 2" or “PLAZA EVENT” before we knew exactly what the stories were. We knew that Enid and Rad would have an equal number of episodes, and Everybody Likes Rad is “Rad 3”. Much like “Enid 3” (You Have to Care), this is one of the first times we allowed an episode to spend some real time without KO as a main focus.

This episode is a combination of two ideas. The first half comes from a pitch by Erin, and the second half derives from a concept Ian and I were sitting on from the previous summer. Neither “Rad’s Viral Video” nor “Rad Goes Hollywood” felt like they could sustain a whole episode, but we realized there was a story to be told about how one could lead to the other. It worked!

We ended up with something I’m really proud of. Geneva and Mira did a fantastic job making a hilarious episode that deals with sophisticated themes in a nuanced way. At every stage I was impressed at how far we were able to push this episode into unexpected tonal territory while still being 100% “the show”. I especially love the melancholy-but-warm final scenes, which have caused “volcanoing” to be a term I commonly use in conversation.

Geneva Hodgson on Everybody Likes Rad?

Imagine your Boyfriend, Sebastian Stan, getting jealous when another guy hits on you


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Bill Skarsgård x Reader

Requested:  YN played Shelley Godfrey on Hemlock Grove and have been dating Bill ever since.Both their careers are on top now and they’re considered the golden couple now.Just a lot of fluff/romantic Bill.What do you think?

Word count: 1086

Author’s note : when the letter is in cursive and black it’s because of a memory/ flashback

Originally posted by alxanderskarsgard

The black dress looked stunning on her, it fit her curves perfectly, it was a gift from Bill. She was used to being photographed and people knowing about her life, even though she and Bill tried to keep it as private as possible.

Y/N went with Bill to the IT premiere, they both were beyond excited, it was a special day.

“It’s pretty big.” Y/N looked at the beautiful diamond ring on her finger.

“Only the best for my girl” Bill winked at her which caused Y/N to blush.

“How do you think they are going to react?I mean It’s been almost a week and they are going to find out not even from us, but from the pictures…” the nervousness started being present in her body “ Maybe I should take it off and tell them ours-”Bill cut her off.

“Hey, it’s alright, they are not going to get mad, everything it’s going to be fine, alright?” He cupped her face in his hands and rubbed her cheeks with his thumbs softly. She looked up at him and nodded, a smile appeared on Bill’s features, a beautiful one.


Bill was in the kitchen looking for a snack, when he saw Y/N. She was dressed for going out.

“Where are you going?” Bill asked confused.

“To look for a dress, I need one for the premiere, I thought I told you” she grabbed her coat and the car keys.

“Yeah you did” Bill approached her. “ But i’m already way ahead of you” now she was the confused one.

“What do you mean?” his arms went around her, putting her body closer to his.

“Well…you may have a surprise in the living room.” He smiled down at her. The excited girl rushed to the living room, once there she looked around for the gift, her eyes met with a large red box on the coffee table.

Bill followed her footsteps, but calmer, and leaned on the door frame looking how his girlfriend opened the present with happiness.

“No way!No,no,no,no,no. You didn’t!” Y/N could not believe what was before her eye, the black dress she wanted. “How did you know?” She got up from the ground, leaving the dress carefully on the grey couch, giving it one last look before approaching Bill.

“You know, when you talk to me, you think that I don’t listen, but I do. A different thing is that I do not listen to others, but you always.”

“Thank you, Bill. You’re the best.”She hugged him.

“That’s not all”He said.

“What do you mean that’s not all?”

“There is something else in that box.” She frowned her eyebrows and went again to the coffee table where the box was, and it was true, something else was there, a little velvet box.

“What are this,earrings?” She asked with excitement.

“You’ll see.” Bill was serious now.

She took the little velvet box in her hand, she hesitated a bit in opening it, but eventually she did it. There were not earrings, there was a diamond ring, a big one. Y/N’s eyes went from the ring to Bill, he was kneeling in front of her. At that moment was when it hit her, he was asking her to marry him. Bill didn’t even had to ask. She threw herself into his arms, making both of them to fall, but that did not matter to them.

“YES!I WANT TO MARRY YOU!” Her face was a constant smile as well as Bill’s.He took the tiny box from her hand, pulling the ring out and putting it on her finger.

“I love you” He said.

“So do I, my fiancé.” She was so happy to say that word. Y/N started spreading kisses all over Bill’s face, making him laugh.


Every camera was on them, Y/N’s hand was on Bill’s chest allowing the ring to be seen, one of his hands was around her waist keeping her closer to him and the other in his pocket. Even though she had pretty high heels, Bill was still a lot taller than her.

“I will never get used to the flashes, I hate that light.” Bill laughed at her words, he knew how much she didn’t like the camera flashes, it was not the fact that they took photos, it was the annoying light of the cameras. 

She could see how people looked at them, pointed at her hand and talked about it, it was the first time that anyone was seeing the ring and It was the way they decided to announce it to everyone, even their family. Announcing the engagement on the IT premiere was Bill’s idea, at the beginning she wasn’t sure about it due to as how their families would react to it, she thought it was better if Bill and her told them personally, not because of some pictures or interviews. But she decided to listen to her now fiancé, Bill.

At the corner of her eye, she saw Gustaf and Alexander, Bill’s older brothers, her nervousness grew, she did not know what to do, so she started hitting Bill lightly on the arm, making him notice his brothers. 

“Stay calm, nothing bad it’s going to happen.” It was true, but she was still nervous.

“Hello Roman and Shelley Godfrey.” Gustaf said.

“We are going to have the same last name now, but not because of some TV serial.” She didn’t know how, but those words came out of her mouth. Both men looked confused, while Bill and Y/N smiled at them.

“Hold up a minute….”Alexander started talking “Are you two?Did you get?” But he could not finish his sentence, so Y/N just hold her hand up, showing the diamond ring.

“No way!” Gustaf was the first one to hug them both “ Congratulations guys”

“It seems like our little brother is getting bigger.” Alexander hugged them as well.

“So, when are you going to have babies? I can’t wait to have a nephew.”

Y/N’s eyes went wide at Gustaf’s words, she was not ready for a baby not yet.

“Hey,hey,hey, we just got engaged, we’re not married yet, no rush for a baby.” Bill said for both of them.

“I give them six months, what about you?” Gustaf said to Alexander.

“I say…one year or after the wedding, I’m sure something is gonna come out of the wedding night.” The two grown men laughed.

“Stop talking about our sexual life or having babies, when we’ll have a baby, you’ll find out, promise.”

Y/N’s cheeks were already red because of the discussion the brothers were having, she got closer to Bill,holding harder onto him. Bill looked down at her and winked, then he kissed her forehead sweetly, making the scene the perfect picture for the cameras.


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Adam Driver talks Star Wars in the new issue of Esquire

This is an excerpt I pulled from the December 2017 issue, written by Wyatt Mason. No spoilers. He just talks process.


And so Driver finds it hard to watch himself act. And so he does not. When he goes to a premiere, after he walks the red carpet with his wife—actor Joanne Tucker—and the pregame is done, and she goes to their seats, he slips away. She watches the movie. 

Driver goes to the greenroom and waits, or leaves, or has dinner. He comes back, does the talk-back onstage, goes to the party. Or, as he did in October for the premiere of The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), the Noah Baumbach movie in which he has a single scene, he sits there with Tucker, and when his scene looms, he “put my head down and closed my eyes.” Driver has, however, violated his no-watch rule.

The Force Awakens, he told me, “is the only movie I’ve sat with an audience and watched.” Once, at J. J. Abrams’s offices, he saw it with an audience of three other organic life-forms—Carrie Fisher and her dog, Gary, and Daisy Ridley, who stars as Rey—and two more times, in London and L. A., with premiere audiences. 

In L. A., he was with Tucker and some family members. “Joanne hadn’t seen it. I didn’t tell her anything about it. I didn’t tell her I kill Han Solo.” Guests of Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Maz Kanata, were sitting behind him and Tucker. “Credits started, the whole scroll at the beginning, and they start screaming, ‘Oh my God! It’s happening.’ And I flash-forward to where I killed Han, and I got really sick, and went really cold, waiting for when it was over, you know…”

What did he think of his performance?

“I… I have lots of thoughts. There’s things that I want to change. I’ll see it and I’m like, ‘That’s not coming across.’ So then I’ll talk to Joanne about it afterward and she’ll be like, ‘What I got from it is this.’ I’m like, ‘Okay, that is what’s coming across. Good. Because that’s not what I got from what it is I saw.’ I just obsessively cycle it over in my mind.” 

Just as there are directors who can take up a lot of air and space,” J. J. Abrams told me by phone, “there are actors who can do the same. I could imagine a version of an actor whose process is about getting attention, or about being more the subject of the process than a sherpa to get us all there. But none of what Adam does has anything to do with anything other than doing his best work.” 

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Love Unintentional

Originally posted by ohstylesno

Anonymous asked: Hey, I was thinking maybe you could write about Harry and Y/N being celebrities and having to do a PR stunt. They both hate PR stunts because they are in love with their current girlfriend/boyfriend (which r okay with the PR stunt). Harry and Y/N end up falling for each other.

Word Count: 2973

A/M:  This idea was amazing anon! I might have tweaked it a little bit, but thank you so much for sending it to me! I’m sorry it took forever for me to get this up. There will be a part two. Hope you enjoy! Tell me if you do! :) Xxx

*Other Parts: Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six


You insisted on putting the last touches of your makeup yourself, now finishing your look with the right shade of red. 

“What do you think?” You asked turning to your boyfriend as you did a little spin to show off your dress. 

“You look great. Always do.” He said barely looking up. 

You crossed your arms and gave him an annoyed look. 

“What?” He asked half annoyed, “You ask the same thing every time, and ever since you started "going out” with him it’s become routine.“

"Not going to wish me luck?" 

"Luck on what? It’s another date with him isn’t it?”

“It’s a premier. I’m kind of nervous actually. It’s my first one”

“I’m sure you’ll do fine. You’ve gone through this kind of thing before." 

You rolled your eyes, "Whatever. I’ll see you tomorrow.” You said waving him off 

 

It had been the routine for the last 6 months. You had become a rising star within the last two year; a star that came to the level of popularity that your agent had decided that it’d be good for you if you were to have a “fake boyfriend.” But never in your wildest dreams did you think that this fake boyfriend would be Harry Styles.

 

—7 months ago—

“What on earth would he get out of "dating” me?“ 

"Well,” your agent started, “He’s obviously very famous and popular around the world, and you need the publicity. You're this close,” he said giving a hand gesture that showed the small distance he was referring to, “This close to being the next huge thing. If you do this with Harry, it will prolong your career." 

You sighed, "Again, that wasn’t my question. What does Harry get out of it? I’m not that famous. What benefit does he get?”

Your agent frowned, “I thought you liked him. I thought you’d be thrilled to "go out” with him.“

"I am! He’s great, he’s cute. But more importantly he’s a genuine guy. I have met him before. I just want to know why. I don’t want to completely take advantage of him." 

He heaved a deep sigh, "You attract a certain audience and style and it’s something that his agent seems to like as well to broaden his own audience like he will for you.”

You were able to breathe a little easier, now knowing more about this seemingly odd situation. Even if it was something that’s been done since the very beginning of Hollywood and the fame industry. 

 

“Alright. I’ll agree to it if he agrees to it. But you know, we have to talk to [Y/BF/N] about this. I don’t know how he’ll react to something like this.” And you started to feel anxious at the thought. 

“Don’t worry. I’ll talk to him about it.” Your agent said, “Also we’ll have to meet with Harry and his agent to discuss the ground rules. You said you’ve met him before right?”

You nodded, “At a party about 2 months ago." 

"Good. I’ll call you when we’ll be meeting with him. It’s also when we’ll discuss how we’ll bring you two into the public eye.”

“Whoa. Hold on, shouldn’t we wait until he agrees to being my "boyfriend”?“

He gave a look, "Wait I didn’t mention it? He already has." 

"What? Oh. Well alright.”

Everything had be sorted out beforehand, and you and Harry had met to see what you would both agree upon. The terms for the relationship were both simple and basic.

No sex.

No spontaneous PDA 

And no spontaneous trips away. 

Everything had to have been planned and known beforehand. 

 

You didn’t have a doubt in your mind. The rules were too easy. You both were already taken. This was simply work. 

 

The first few times a month after the idea and rules were laid out, you had both made it look easy. But it wasn’t quite the “young love” that people thought it would be.

But your agents and the managing teams had an idea to make the relationship seem more believable. 

So this time the scene was set- a table near a window of a very public restaurant. The lighting was very dim just enough to enhance the candlelight that was at every table, but the focus on you and Harry was very clear. 

The place wasn’t busy… yet; but with the whispers of people nearby, including the staff, you knew that the plan was working and that by the time you were to both walk out,  the paparazzi would be everywhere. 

 

Just as planned. You thought. 

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Red Carpet Romance || Tom Holland x Reader

Warnings: None

Summary: [Y/N] works for Buzzfeed and they send her to the Avengers: Infinity War Premiere where she has a fluffy encounter with none other than Tom Holland. 

Word Count: 839

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Originally posted by showme-yourfears


This was a scene you’d never thought you’d experience. While the bright lights were overwhelming, the energy in the room felt so welcoming. All of it was phenomenal. Magical. The crowd of fans screamed as the actors stepped onto the carpet at the Avengers Infinity War premiere.  

“Alright Ms. [Y/L/N], are you ready?” one of the managers asked you.

“Y-Yeah,” you stuttered. “Let’s do this.” The manager took you and your camera man Leo over to the edge of the carpet before disappearing into the crowd.

“Leo, this is my first interview, what if I mess it up? Oh I’m gonna do horrible,” you rambled to your best friend while pacing. You wiped the sweat from your brow anxiously.

“Woah, woah, [Y/L/N], first of all, you look amazing. Second of all, you’re gonna do great,” he said, sending you a kind smile. You looked down at your outfit. It was a black satin dress that beautifully complimented your body. You returned his smile, and nodded trying to convince yourself to be confident. A few minutes passed and you started to sweat again. Your hands had started fidgeting, your fingers dancing nervously. The room was booming with conversations, but in your empty space it seemed quiet. Finally, the manager returned with somebody trailing behind him. The person’s face was covered by the blinding lights and camera flashes.

“Alright, Ms. [Y/L/N], you will be interviewing Mr. Holland first,” the manager said before walking towards the other interviewers to help set them up. Your eyes grew wide as the person behind the manager finally stepped forward.

“M-Mr. Holland,” you stuttered, extending out your hand. You sent Leo a look which signaled him to start rolling. You put your microphone up to your mouth and began to speak.

“[Y/N] [Y/L/N], Buzzfeed, do you mind if I ask you a few questions?” Tom gently took your hand and shook it.

“Of course, darling,” he said, his accent thick. His bright smile and kind eyes made your knees weak.

“U-Um, well, what was the most challenging part of bringing Peter Parker to life?” You asked, your voice shaking a little bit.

“Excellent question. I would have to say bringing him to the screen in a way the audience hasn’t seen before. We wanted to really to do something new, and bring attention to the fact that he’s a kid,” Tom answered. “You know, in the audition process, they said that Peter Parker had to be like this little teenage wimp. No idea why they hired me then.” You let out a laugh that sounded more like a cackle. Self consciously, you slapped your hand to your mouth, trying to cover it up. Your cheeks tinted pink from embarrassment and you turned your eyes to the floor.

“Aw don’t be ashamed, love. You have a beautiful laugh,” Tom said, a twinkle in his eye. If you were pink before, your face was beet red now. You looked up at him shyly, and sent him a small smile which he returned.

“Would you like to go to dinner with me?”

Your jaw dropped. T-Tom Holland just asked you on a date…Tom Holland just asked you on a date. Tom Holland just asked you on a date! Answer him, stupid! You realized you hadn’t said anything, you were just staring at him creepily.

“Yes!” You answered loudly. A few heads turned in your direction and you squirmed under their stare. “I-I mean, I would love to.” Tom chuckled lightly.

“You’re adorable,” he said. “Do you have your phone with you?” You nodded quickly and turned to Leo, who was holding your bag. With a smirk on his face, he handed you your bag. While Tom wasn’t looking he started to make kissy faces at you. You glared at him, which to him was considered encouragement.

“Um, here,” you said, taking your phone out of your purse and handing it to Tom.

“Excellent,” he said. He typed something quickly, and handed the device back to you. You looked at the screen to see a new contact in your phone.

Tom 💕

“Call me after the movie? I’d love to take you out,” he said, looking at the floor shyly. Who knew that the almighty Tom Holland was just a shy mush on the inside?

“Yeah, yeah totally.”

“Great.”

“Tom! Tom!” Other interviewers started to yell his name, trying to grab his attention.

“Well, I shouldn’t keep you,” you said.

“See you soon, love,” Tom responded, placing a light kiss on your cheek before heading towards the crowd of cameras and interviewers. But his walk this time was different than when he first walked towards you. He wasn’t dragging his feet, his shoulders weren’t slumped. It was almost like he was skating down the carpet smoothly. You also didn’t miss the fist pump he did. You let out a happy sigh, staring at his retreating form.

“Tom, oh Tom, smooch smooch smooch,” Leo mocked from behind you.

“Oh shut it.”

Timothée Chalamet

Elio

Timothée Chalamet is a young man going places. Quite literally, when he calls us on his way from the airport where he’s just landed in Toronto for a premiere of a film you just might have heard of, Call Me By Your Name. The 21-year-old New Yorker is, at this point, still in the early stages for promotion of Luca Guadagnino’s poignant story of gay love in 80s Italy. It took the Sundance Film Festival by storm earlier this year – word of mouth was on an almost unheard of level. And now, at last, it’s finally about to be unleashed to the world at large.

And Timothée is a young man who’s ready. If he can calm down that is.

“I’m buzzing!” he exclaims from the car he’s sharing with his mother and her best friend. “This is such a dream come true to be able to come to this festival with a movie like this.”

Born and raised in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, Timothée studied at LaGuardia – a performing arts school. He appeared in commercials and horror shorts before roles Off-Broadway and in television series such as Homeland steered his path somewhat.

We’re peach-deep in conversation when suddenly he shouts out, “How are you doing?! I didn’t even ask you! How are you doing?” He did ask, and we’re well, thank you.

Aside from being polite, he talks long, fast and intently, yet often loops back and corrects himself on using an incorrect term, or where he thinks he might sound ungrateful or similar. ‘First world problems’ is something he often repeats, although we’re all guilty of that. Somewhat endearingly – as though it’s possible he could be more endearing – he says ‘shoot’ instead of swearing.

Timothée’s journey to Crema – and critical acclaim – has taken a little longer than expected. Take a deep breath, we’re going in…

“It’s been a three and a half year, four year process,” he recalls. “Initially Peter Spears was the producer that had the rights to the book, he’s had them since the rights were offered, and they were putting together versions for a while. And by versions I just mean I think they had ideas of people they wanted to direct it, and ideas of people they wanted to play Elio and Oliver, but it never quite came together.

“And when James Ivory and Luca Guadagnino got involved, then it really started to pick up steam. So I met with James Ivory, it would have been September of my freshman year in college, so literally like four years ago now, almost to the day cos it would’ve been September/October, around there, and kind of got the sign-off from James. And then had lunch with Luca, and got the sign off from him, and then I was loosely attached for three years.

“But y’know,” he chuckles, “I learned very quickly, in show business, you can be a part of a project, where the majority of the project that you’re a part of never comes to fruition because it is so hard. Any movie that gets made, any piece of art that gets made is a miracle in and of itself. So I’m happy we got it done when we did, and to do it with Armie Hammer was an absolute dream. That was one of my favourite actors before I worked with him, and the opinion didn’t change at all, it only was bettered, having worked with him. And to work with Luca Guadagnino was an absolute dream because I Am Love and A Bigger Splash, which I hadn’t seen when I initially met with him, but a year into knowing him, got to see, they were such masterclasses in film-making.

“He’s a master of sensuality, a master filmmaker, and it’s so thrilling to work with that from an actor perspective. I’d never really been around someone before Luca that I felt lived and breathed film-making, it oozes from his body, it oozes from his pores, in addition to this sensuality that finds its way into every frame of the movie by way of his touch.” He takes a breath. “Shoot, I rambled for a little bit.”

We ask how a project like this, with ‘sensitive’ content, gets pitched to actors. Timothée laughs.

“I really love that, because I’m not even really sure they pitched it, in so much as I pitched myself! It’s so rare to find roles as a young actor, and I’m a broken record here, of myself and of every other young actor that’s said this, but it’s a great problem, I mean it’s a non-problem when you think about it, what a first-world problem to have, but there aren’t these complex meaty roles in abundance, they tend to be more like surface level characters, not even by way of the stories, but just by way of whatever the tone of the piece is. So, just to be in front of Luca’s camera almost, was to get to toy around with a character that was so meaty and complex and sad and in love and tortured and ecstatic. I felt like this film was exactly what I should be doing.”

He’s quick to quash any thought that there may have been reservations in taking the part: “I went to the LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts, the arts welcomes everyone. I never grew up with a stigma, or these stereotypes, let alone almost an awareness of them, and I guess it’s where the privilege comes in, to grow up in New York, to grow up in midtown Manhattan, but I just, in a very, again privileged sense, didn’t and don’t have the mechanism to really judge in a positive or negative fashion, sexuality or gender identity, or things of that nature.”

“THE IDEA YOUNG GAY PEOPLE WILL SEE THIS FILM AND SEE AN AVENUE THAT WASN’T THERE FOR THEM BEFORE IS BEYOND AN HONOUR.”

There were, however, reservations that certain scenes might have been more risqué. “Yes, yes!” he gasps. “Certainly the peach scene, above all,” he says of the moment where Elio masturbates using the fruit. “It felt risqué certainly in the physical reality of the scene, but it felt more risqué in the idea of, ‘How can we do this truthfully, how are we gonna get this across without it feeling disingenuous and huge, and even worse without it feeling underplayed’.

“I feel like the reason any of these things came on at all is all thanks to Luca, I think that came on that day because he was just such a common presence on set, and treated that scene the way every other scene was treated.”

It’s later revealed that not only did Luca try the scene at home, so did Timothée.

“Well I think experience is the best teacher,” he laughs. “Luca had the brilliant idea to have us out there a month early, so when it did come time to do those scenes we had been around each other for two months at that point. So any sort of artificial awkwardness that would come with shooting a movie on a stage, or shooting a movie in LA, to be sequestered in a small town in Italy for two months, and then to be shooting on one lens, it takes away a lot of the nerves around that kind of stuff.”

Talking of ‘that kind of stuff’, did filming also see him experience that gay man rite of passage – stubble rash?

“I don’t know what that is!” We explain. “Oh, very interesting, hmmm, hmmm,” he considers. “I guess now that you bring it up, yeah, I mean he’s not clean shaven in the movie…”

RWBY Volume 5 NYCC Panel Recap

Girls come on stage first, to the song ‘Sabotage’, rockin’ some awesome dance moves

Product stuff: new Volume 4 Ruby McFarlan figure, Volume 5 poster by the amazing Ein Lee, manga hardcover coming in January 2018, Twitch RWBY marathon, Blazeblue (Miles and Kerry: “Bleblu” and “Bluby”)

Gray shooting a video from MSG for Japanese audiences, where the Volume 4 dub is premiering this weekend

Volume 5 talk:

  • Barb is excited to see what happens to Yang; Volume 5 is a completely different level for RWBY
  • Arryn is excited for the character growth
  • Kara can’t believe that they’re in Madison Square Garden; is excited to see Team RWBY growing as a team
  • Lindsay’s excited to explore new areas of Remnant and meet new characters

Linsday takes a second to poke fun at the idea of Roman still being alive.

Volume 5 clip. Stream cut. Group is teary-eyed when they return.

Yang Short. Stream cut. Kerry promises it’ll be up soon.

Miles announces that there’ll be fourteen episodes this Volume.

Q&A Highlights:

1. First guy (now dubbed “Fanfiction” because of a weird tangent he went off on until the team stopped him): Any regrets from the last Volume?

  • Kerry: Of course. As soon as an episode’s over, you always think ‘aw, I could’ve done this’.
  • Miles: Hindsight’s 20/20. 
  • Gray: Art is never done, it’s just published.

2. Question about the Volume 3 2v2 (Pyrrha and Nora vs. Sun and Neptune) round cut:

  • Kerry says they could put it on a DVD as a special feature or something like that.

3. Is there a fairytale character you’d like to see adapted?

  • Barb: Rapunzel
  • Lindsay: Same. Fight with her hair. Get Willow Smith to voice it.
  • Kara: Sleeping Beauty and the fairy godmothers
  • Arryn: Little Mermaid
  • Kerry: Mine I can’t talk about!
  • Gray: International mythology. Norse mythology, Kitsune
  • Miles: Ghosts of Christmas past, present and future

4. Is Ruby going to be the only RWBY character in BlazeBlue?

  • Kerry: Only ArcSystems can announce that, but keep telling them who you want to see.

5. Does Shitley get punched?

  • Miles: No spoilers!

5.1. How important is Oscar gonna be?

  • Miles: That’s a spoiler question! But he’s best boy…

6. How do you get into characters heads when you write for them?

  • Miles and Kerry: Music. (Ex. Weiss - classical piano; Branwen twins - Bloodborne)
  • Ambient sounds

6.1. Favorite anime soundtrack?

  • Kerry: Fate Stay Night, Kill la Kill
  • Miles: Kill la Kill
  • Barbara: Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa)
  • Arryn: Akira

7. What has been the most challenging thing with the spike in RWBY’s popularity?

  • Miles: Not freaking out?
  • Gray: The juggling act of collaborating with everyone who wants to be a part of RWBY
  • Lindsay: Surreal and intimidating, voice acting opposite recognized people
  • Barbara: It’s hard knowing that they can’t meet everyone who loves and supports the show
  • Miles: Focusing on the writing, having fun and telling the story and trying not to think about how much is riding on them
  • Kerry: Self-esteem, personal demons etc. Knowing they won’t make everyone happy

8. What’s your favorite superhero?

  • Miles: Batman
  • Kara: Supergirl
  • Arryn: Wonder Woman
  • Barbara: Batgirl
  • Linsday: Black Canary
  • Kerry: Deku!
  • Gray: Batman (90s DC animated stuff; Ninja Batman)

9. Any new software for Volume 5?

  • Kerry: Used 3D Pencil for character, RedShift for backgrounds in Volume 4. Love to use Pencil in Maya instead of 3DS Max

10. What would happen if your characters personalities were to switch/you were to switch personalities with your character?

  • Kara: Ruby and Weiss would be fun to switch
  • Arryn: I’m a mix of Yang and Blake. I’m either super introverted or super extroverted and there’s no in between
  • Barbara: I am Yang and Yang is me!

11. How much are you drawing from Avatar?

  • Kerry: It’s one of our biggest inspirations.
  • Miles: It’s, like, my favorite story ever! Avatar: The Last Airbender!
  • Barbara: There was a Zuko-looking character in the Volume 5 clip

12. Is Neo able to speak?

  • Miles: Spoiler question!

12.1. Is Penny the same?

  • Miles: Still a spoiler question! You wasted it!

13. What do you guys think the biggest influence the fans have had on you guys?

  • Gray: The art team thinks about the cosplayers, always; conventions provide massive motivation
  • Kerry: Biggest thing is motivation; thinking about how much people are going to like what he’s doing
  • Miles: His mom, a former teacher, sent him a drawing of Ruby a little girl drew for him in her class and wanted him to have. It’s on his desk.
  • Barbara: The fans; Tweets, theories, saying thank you to the cast and crew
  • Kara: Confidence the fans give them
  • Lindsay: Family of fans alongside CRWBY

Quick interruption from Gray: behind the scenes segments for FIRST members after the episodes; announces RWBY Rewind

Gray thanks everyone; last video is the first teaser for Gen:Lock.

Season 13 Wishlist

Here we go, following on from last years Season 12 Wishlist, this is a post of all the things I would like to get out of Season 13 of Supernatural! With less that 1 week to go before the season premier. I don’t think I did too badly with the things I wanted from Season 12, here’s hoping Season 13 will be everything we are all hoping it will be.

1.    My ‘Dean coming out’ episode idea. SO badly. I will continue to desperately pray to the fandom gods for this idea to somehow make it into the show. We need Dean out of the closet in season 13. I want this more than ANYTHING else.

2.    The shedding of Dean’s ‘performance mask’ for Sam. This idea comes backed with thousands of words of meta on the topic and is a big one. Because of what we got in 12x22. I would like the continuation of this in the show (also seemingly something we may get following the symbolism of THIS from the promo.) I just want Sam to finally see it too. Maybe get a confession of some kind from Dean to Sam.

3.    The continuation of Pining!Dean that we had heavily in season 11. Moments like Dean’s confession in 10x16, Sam’s speech in 11x04, Basically everything in 11x11…Follow your heart Dean… Yeah, I want more of this.

4.    Castiel completing his transformation arc. This is important as we need to be able to see clearly where Cas’s story is going. Following his death I want to see the metaphorical phoenix rising from the ashes (and igniting the flames of Luuurrrvve) lol. What WOULD be cool is actually getting a MOTW story with an actual Phoenix since we know they exist and the symbolism would be beautiful. But basically I want the return of BAMF Cas being able to hold his own against the bad guys and beating his depression and PTSD once and for all.

5.    Cas facing himself in the Empty and admitting some home truths. Like how he is in love with Dean and wants to be human? Anything that finally starts answering the questions that Cas has had thrown his way since season 8. Cas’s whole story built around this idea of “what are you Castiel, an Angel or a Man?” and “Crack in his Chassis” and everything else that leads to the inevitable decision to shed the chains of heaven and freely let go of his grace for a human life that the show has been building on for ACTUAL YEARS.

6.    An explanation for what happened to Cas at the end of 12x19 that makes sense. I really hope that we do find out what Jack did to Cas, because he definitely did something, and all the symbolism and narrative mirrors point to Jack taking control (however briefly) but we certainly didn’t get any answers before season 12 ended.

7.    Sam Winchester building relationships outside of Dean. I need this for Sam so badly. I want to see him become his own man, to continue to do what he did in 12x22 – stepping out of his brother’s shadow and leading the hunters to victory. Sam is a natural leader, he just hasn’t realised it all these years. I want Sam to find a true purpose in life and pursue that. Whether that be by continuing to form relationships with other hunters or by taking Jack on as an apprentice and devoting his time to shaping Jack into the polar opposite of Lucifer – which would be truly poetic given Sam’s history.

8.    Sam Winchester killing Lucifer once and for all – again a big one for me. I am done with Lucifer and want him dead. I think that the only person who truly should get the pleasure of killing Lucifer is Sam. With the help of Cas and Jack. I want Lucifer dead by season end.

9.    Eileen’s return – her death made NO SENSE and was extremely poorly executed. She is sadly another Charlie but this time she deserves redemption from that shitty excuse for an episode. For Sam’s sake as well, I desperately want her back.

10.  The total annihilation of the toxic co-dependency – Already basically covered above, but it’s important enough to need its own point. I think we now need an episode that specifically shows how it is destroyed. We need to see the brothers NOT doing stupid shit like selling their souls for each other or taking a bunch of pills just to speak to a reaper to try to bargain for your brothers life, or just generally making terrible choices with horrible consequences to save your brothers life. We NEED an episode where the opposite happens.

11.  For Mary Winchester to get a strong and interesting storyline, to realise how her deal was actually a best case scenario given the circumstances of the AU world, and to come to terms with her new life outside of heaven. I do hope that now she has fulfilled her purpose for Dean, they will give her a chance to work on her relationship with Sam, and being stuck in the AU world should relieve some of that guilt, so that when she does return she will be in a better place.

12.  Some fun Winchester family moments – it would be nice to get even a few small moments of Winchester family bonding – brother pranks – talks with mum – More “teachable moments” with Cas – just the occasional canon fluff scene since WE ALL WANT IT.

13.  WAYWARD SISTERS – I mean hells yes! I don’t really have much on the wishlist for them other than I hope they kickass and are undeniably awesome and PICKED UP FOR A SPINOFF BY THE NETWORK.

14.  Dean and Claire to have a conversation about Cas’s death – PLEASE SHOW! Give me Claire grieving over Cas! PLEASE!

15.  Jody actually getting the truth out of Dean about his feelings for Cas. I would give anything for this conversation to be an actual thing.

16.  It probably goes without saying but MAN PAIN OVER CAS – I mean, I reckon we are gonna get a good helping of this. Maybe not immediate tears but its gonna be pretty damn angsty – if the promo’s are anything to go by. I basically want it to be UNDENIABLE in canon that CAS is the reason that Dean is so broken up and that BOTH brothers are seriously struggling with his death. It has to be OBVIOUS how important Cas was to them and how his death has affected them.

17.  The return of the mixtape. BRING BACK THE MIXTAPE

18.  DESTIEL – Duh. Do I wish for canon destiel? Every. Single. Year. This one will be no different. Of course I want it. I want a love confession (that isn’t ambiguous). I want a kiss. I want a scene where it fades to black only to show them lying in Dean’s bed the next morning doing the whole pillow talk thing. Give me ALL THE DESTIEL.

19.  Bring back Rowena. She didn’t deserve that ending. It was worse than Eileen’s. They better bring her back.

20.  Bring back Death and Billy – I kinda still think it would be cool if Cas sees them both in the empty and brings them back with him – even if it doesn’t fit thematically with his story.

21.  Cas dressed in anything other than the suit and trenchcoat (what can I say…Misha is a fine specimen of a man and does not deserve to be hidden under ill fitting clothing – I really hope the D&G suit is from the show!)

22.  Cas on generic MOTW hunting episodes – ever since Hunteri Heroici I NEED THIS.

24.  Witch!Sam - Every year I hope they pick up this story idea and every year they let me down. Let season 13 be that year!

23.  Easter Bunny episode – For Lizbob and Mittens :P

That’s it so far. Feel free to add on your own wishlist ideas that I may not have covered! Bring on the season 13 premier! Woop!

Complete Summary of All the points of the Sense8 Italia Podcast

I think I wrote down all but I might have forgot something - If I did I’m sorry! Things in the blankets are me, fran, talking

  • There is no plan for a third season, at least not for what the production knows. The special is meant to be a finale for both netflix and the production. If there is some kind of agreement between Lana and Netflix - the production doesn’t know about it. The final won’t be open (not open in the sense that it won’t leave a whole lot of plot unsaid - of course somethings won’t be resolved. I’m thinking a season 1 ending). Lana during season 2 was already planning on making just three seasons instead of the 5 original plan. She realized she could tell all she wanted to do in less time. (This goes accordingly with what Roberto Malerba said in May, that the 3rd one was probably gonna be the last one). Lana & the production tried to go at netflix with an 8 episode season 3 plan with the same budget of season 1 after the cancellation that took place on June 1st (the production, after months of green light from netflix, were warned a few hours before the official announce came out), but weren’t even heard. 
  • The shooting will start later this year (from october, if things go as planned) and the final product will come out in 2018. The first date planned was 31/12/2017, later moved at 14/02/2018 but it will probably be around this time next year (maybe an iconic 08/08/2018?)
  • Although they respect each other on a professional level immensely, Lana & JMS have two very different way of thinking. JMS was involved in Sense8 creation and first plan ( aka he knows the end of the show as when it was planned in 2014), but wasn’t as involved as in season 1 during season 2 and probably won’t be in season 3. All the spoilers coming out from him are to be taken as things planned at the very begging of the show or how he would have made them end. The death he spoiled (Will’s) wasn’t the same one Lana was thinking of doing. 
  • Lana is finishing the script as we are speaking - so not everything might be 100% in the finale: the location are gonna be london, berlin, paris + southern italy (maybe naples or positano, which are the best guesses). There is the idea of making another pride scene in one of this cities.  The crew isn’t planning (at least for now) to shoot outside europe. The budget will be as 2 episode of season2, aka it’s probably around 18mln/20mln dollars and will be about 2 hours long. 
  • In the original season 3 plan there were just 2 of the main 8 actors that didn’t want to sign, instead of the 4/8 that was shared. One of them was later convinced in an agreement that worked both for the production and them, the other one stayed on their choices to not sign. For the final all the 8 main actors agreed to do it and the contracts are just being negotiated.
  • Netflix won’t and will never sell or release Sense8′s rights. It’s their product and if it becomes very very famous with another company it will be really bad publicity for them. The show was watched 70mln times on netflix in the two years between season 1 and season 2 premiere and since the cancellation a lot of people started watching. Merchandising (from Funko Pop to DVDs) is being discussed but we don’t know for sure. There is to keep in mind though that if merch comes out it won’t have a “long live” seeing that (for now at least) the show won’t have a revival or renewal - in ½ years time those products won’t sell anymore. 
  • STORY SPOILERS: !!Seeing that Lana hasn’t finished writing this are to be taken cautiously!!! Another Pride & Orgy scene are planned, there will be new sensate births (AT LEAST ONE of the cluster will give birth) AND an actual (normal) birth, Kalagang moments in Paris. Apparently we will see Detective Mun & Puck again - and Puck’s asian cluster member will have an interesting role. 
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request:  it ain’t a secret, baby, everybody saw us

hello loves! i’m getting closer to emptying out my ask box and the quicker that happens, the sooner i will post my next blurb list. and trust me, its a good one. but in order to clear my ask box quicker, im going to start making my writings a little shorter so that its not taking as long. anyways, keep sending in requests! hope you enjoy!


You were never one for relationships. You usually did one night stands, not liking the commitment that came with the word relationship. One night stands were perfect for you. 

But after you had met Harry, you didn’t mind the word so much. He didn’t make you feel like he was going to bolt at any moment, you liked the feeling that he gave you, and you didn’t want to waste one night of passion on what could be years of a good time with him. Thus, you began dating. You had been dating for nine months, and in those nine months, lots had happened. You met each others families, you talked about your future, you spent Christmas together, but never once did you think about coming out to the public.

You both liked having a relationship where no one knew. It felt like you were spies, trying to sneak around and hide. Some might have felt like Harry was trying to hide you because he was ashamed of you, but not you. You fully supported his decision and never once made a fuss about it, as you enjoyed hiding out as well.

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