but look at how attractive he is

NCT irl at Kcon2017

Oooohhhh fuck can I just start off with they’re all really fucking attractive and pictures don’t do them justice? Like seriously pictures cannot contain how perfect they are.

Taeil: He’s super cute like really cute. His body is even cute. He’s like right in the middle not super tall but not short. When u look at his face u just wanna smile. Really smooth skin like u wanna rub it, it’s like after u shave ur legs. Has big puppy dog eyes like u finna get lost in them shits sis. His hair is very nice and looks healthy, his hair kinda looks weird sometimes in photos but it really suits him irl!!! Some girl got chosen for Doyoung and Taeil to sing a song to her and Taeil sang a Bruno mars song I’m sorry I really can’t remember what it’s called but you guys know that one Bruno mars love song. His English was PRECIOUS he has a very sweet sing song voice. Everyone melted when he sang the Bruno Mars song like GODDDD boy really can sing well!! He’s a super cute puppy flower boy, he gives off pretty boy vibes 🌸. He was smiling a smol cute little smile the whole time he was very precious and I just wanted to love him.

Taeyong: MY FUCKING BIAS. WOOOW HES SOOO ATTRACTIVE WAS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE??? I WAS IN THE RED CARPET TAKING PICS THEN HE CAME OUT AND I JUST I PUT MY PHONE DOWN AND STARED AT HIM I HAD TO EXPERIENCE HIS BEAUTY RIGHT THERE MY MOUTH GOT FUCKING DRY AT HIS BEAUTY. Super nice skin super cute lil sweet heart trying to please everyone fan interaction every time u turn around. When he dances he GETS INTO IT his hair flops all around it’s really adorable! He hits all his moves super sharp and it’s very pleasing to see. He had a solo before all the other boys came out and he KILT THAT SHIT everyone was in shock because it was so good. He was very nervous and I was like abt to cry bc that’s my baby and no. He was talking in English and messed up and he DID THE CUTEST SHIT EVER he just looked at the ground and started smiling and all the boys just patted his back everyone said “awww” tho so I hope that made him feel better. Really a perfectionist, tried his hardest to speak really good English, ohh boy his English voice is cuteeeeee. He kept taking his jacket off because he was gettin hot. Has nice arms, the boys weren’t lying ab those veins girl u can see them from miles away, he has nice hands too. He’s kinda like Taeil he’s not very tall he’s more on the shorter side but very nice thin pretty dancer body. He was so pretty?They had a little fan interaction wheel of fortune thingy and he kept doing all the little popular American dances he was gettin it in. On stage he’s got a very sexy idgaf vibe, but in reality he’s cute and quiet. A fan had the same hair color as him and when he walked by her he pointed to his hair and then hers and gave a thumbs up. In all he really works hard and you can tell he really cares for everyone especially his members, he’s very nervous but once he gets past that he’s super cute and wants to make sure fans have a good time. ALSO HES FUCKING GORGEOUS I CANT EXPLAIN.

Johnny: BIG HES BIG TALL LEAN BUT MUSCULAR BUILD HE’S THE EPITOME OF A MAN. Very tall, I was at his elbow. He was right next to me and I almost fainted he was so hot. He has these little patches that look like irritated or inflamed skin on his left cheek near his neck and under his jaw his makeup artists covered it really well tho so I really couldn’t tell. He has flawless pore less skin it looked really soft and dewy. His hair was actual sex, the pictures don’t do him justice he fucking ROCKS this hair and it makes him give off sexy vibes. When I told him I loved him he gave me the sweetest smile ever and ugh I melted. Very polite baby!! Asked how everyone in my isle was doing and waved to everyone! I can’t get over how nice his body was I just wanted him to wrap me up in his arms so badly they looked so strong, his body is actually pretty wide but he’s lean and muscular, like he could engulf you. Bless those stylists tho bc his clothes fit him really well and he looked very cute. He’s a precious pure baby in a big sexy man body, he was smiling the whole concert everyone was PIPING HIS HEAD YO. He was talking and it got quiet and he was asking the members to show something and asking the girl who got picked for the song to pick a singing member and a girl in my isle screamed “I pick you Johnny” and he couldn’t contain his smile and laughter like he was cracking tf up. Every time it got quiet I would scream Johnny along with 2-3 other people in my isle and he would smile SO BIG. He was really happy, lots of Johnny stans there. His legs are big and long, when he dances you can see how big they are, he was smirking the whole cherry bomb choreo bc everyone kept screaming his name. In all he was extremely extremely handsome I wasn’t ready I had no idea how handsome he was! He’s so underrated please love him he deserves it. He’s a cute shy baby with a sexy face and body like he would treat u so well I can just tell. I really wanna meet him again!

Win win: PRINCE OF FUCKING CHINA. Huge eyes like they’re half his face. Symmetrical face with very nice features. Sort of round face. Good hair, pretty doll lips. He’s sort of on the shorter side and he’s thin but not as thin as Taeyong. He was gettin hyped, there were a lot of win win stans with little signs and stuff. He didn’t speak any English but listened very intently when Mark and Johnny and the others spoke English, you can tell he really wants to learn. I feel like he’s a fast learner. Very articulate and energetic dancer, looks like he’s having the time of his life on stage. Laughs at anything the members say, he really loves them. I was wearing an nct banner on my shoulders and he pointed at it and gave a heart and I thought I died for a sec. He tries to make sure every fan can see him like when they were waving goodbye he took the longest and kept stopping to wave 😂. He’s a cute baby and sometimes it seems like he isn’t thinking about anything? He loves being on stage and dances amazing I was so impressed by him, the other members all dance very well too. He seems very innocent and sweet, he works very hard and does a very energetic stage. Really tho he’s so handsome like prince of China frfr.

Jaehyun: TALL BABY! HANDSOME BABY! PRETTY BABY! MUSCULAR BABY! He really is tall, almost as tall as Johnny. Definitely most muscular in NCT he has BIG arms, you can see through his clothes how defined he is. His voice is deep, like deeper than on the actual tracks. AMAZING LIVE Singer. He sang live the whole time and everyone was amazed. He’s actually very good at dancing!!! A real man!! The type of guy u wanna wife up. Shy but confident, very smiley and cute with his members. His hair is really nice I wanted to run my hands through it so bad. When he was in the isle with me he kept looking around and licking his lips 😫😫. He’s really built so well and his voice sounds like honey. Actual prince. You think he looks good in pictures? Well if you see him in real life your gonna be blown back by his handsomeness.
Actor like chiseled features, looks like his jawline will cut you. Big eyes, small face. He was very pale, but not extremely pale he was just very symmetrical and perfect looking, he looked like if you could create the perfect man. Overall he seemed like a cute reserved sweet heart, once again shockingly handsome and sexy but also very cute!

Doyoung: BEAGLE! THIS BOY IS TALL AND CUTE! THIS BOY IS BOYFRIEND MATERIAL! He has very circular big eyes, he’s pretty thin. Legs r long as fuck they look like they’re his whole body. Sweet high voice when he sings, he sings very well live. When he was singing to the girl i was shocked how nice his voice really was. Cute hair, it’s also kinda thin. He gives off cutesy boyfriend vibes. Aesthetic boyfriend. Model boyfriend. Very well spoken and articulate. Very chic! Once again he seems like a model or something. All his clothes looked like he was modeling them. Cute stage presence equally cute up close. He wasn’t shy at all he just walked down the isle I was like damn ok. He has this sort of happy but chic aura. This boy knows what he’s doing he’s very good. Overall I just wanna walk through ny with him and take aesthetic pictures, such a boyfriend oml.

Yuta: HANSOME! SMART! LIKE REALLY DAMN HANDSOME! He’s a bias wrecker, he damn near stole my heart. Sexy boy fr tho idk if he knows how sexy he is tho. Good dancer too. DEEP DEEP VOICE FUCKKKK. His Korean is really good too. He’s in the middle for height also. When he dances he thrusts his hips a lot. You know that part in the beginning of cherry bomb the “I’m the biggest hit” part? Boy was thrusting his hips super hard. Nice body, also kinda thin but somewhat muscular. Really attractive and handsome, it’s like he commands your attention and leaves you wanting more. More of a smirk than a smile on stage. Cocky and sexy on and off stage, off stage he’s a tiny bit more cute tho. Sexy without trying sort of dancing. Sweater paws the whole night! He wasn’t sweating super bad despite his million layers of clothes. Seems like the school bad boy. Major bad boy vibes. Watch out tho bc then he’ll do some cute shit and steal ur heart. Overall very sexy with a good stage presence, I feel like he’s very cocky but in a good way like it’s hot, MAJOR BIAS WRECKER.


Mark: SUPER CUTE SUNSHINE BABY TRYING HIS BEST HE WANTS TO PLEASE YOU HES A GIFT FROM GOD! When I tell you the cutest most sweetest lil baby ever I mean it. Little baby facial features with big round eyes. His voice is surprisingly deep in real life? Tries to give bad boy sexy vibes on stage but just ends up being a cutie. PROTECT HIM. He can dance very well I would say one of the best dancers. FULL OF ENERGY THE WHOLE NIGHT. His hair was all floppy and bouncing around it was so precious. He was getting down to the wheel of fortune song like he was actually dancing really well to the random tune. He’s just so super cute and smiley UGJ. He will brighten your day. He was nervous and kept stuttering in English and smiling at the floor it was cute. His English voice is so nice to hear it’s like the perfect tone it just sort of flows into you ears. Bouncing around the stage the whole night. TRYING HIS ABSOLUTE HARDEST AND BEST. Really hard worker. Sweating a bit but it was cute. Everything he does is cute. Overall I jut wanna protect him and watch him grow and get more popular, he’s really so lovable.

Haechan: AWWWWWWW CUTE LIL BABY BOY! SOOO EXCITED AB EVERYTHING! When he dances he also bounces around. SMOL! Heart piercing smile! SMIRKING THROUGH EVERY PERFORMANCE. It’s funny because he thinks he’s older than he is and it’s really cute. CUTE PRECIOUS BABY FAT I HOPE IT NEVR GOES AWAY. Sweet baby face and very interesting and melodic voice. I’m smiling while I write this y'all he was so cute in his little shorts. He was so fucking happy and excited just really super precious. He can dance really well too he killed his solo thingy. Really sweet baby you would never know how much of a trouble maker he was. He’s really the cutest lil thing and so excited he couldn’t contain it! God I just wanna protect him.

anonymous asked:

Hi! Didn't know that you had an Annie plot! Do the head of security and the billionaire socialite realize that they like each other?

Cassian realizes he has feelings for Jyn first, and professional that he is, he realizes that there exists an inappropriate and unbalanced power balance in their work relationship. He’s also not certain how she feels. He knows she’s attracted to him–that’s obvious enough from the way she looks at him sometimes, how she let him hold her for for a beat too long after the last security incident, how she sometimes takes his arm and smiles–but maybe he’s just a trusted employee, and in her lonely life with only her money to keep her company until Finn came into her life, she simply craves any sort of human kindness or affection.

So all that said, Cassian, when he realizes the extent of his feelings for Jyn Erso, resigns as head of security.

Jyn at first is shocked and hurt. (“Why did he quit? If he was unhappy here, he should have said something to me. Doesn’t he know how much his work is valued here?”) Finn looks at her with his big eyes and doesn’t say anything because he’s come to realize that Jyn has to come to the conclusion about Cassian herself. But he does give her a big hug and then as many other hugs as she needs after that (and he’s better at sensing when she does than she is herself for when she needs one). And stiff upper lip and all, Jyn hires on Bob Fett as her new head of security, even if she does find some of his ways a bit…mercenary.

But she finds herself looking over her shoulder almost every day expecting to see Cassian there, and when she does not, there’s an ache in her chest that sends her to her doctor for a checkup (“The EKG checks out. You’re in perfect health, Ms. Erso, though perhaps you are suffering from some sort of anxiety? Has anything changed recently that might be causing you distress?”)

Weeks pass, and then one day when she is out at dinner with a business partner, she sees Cassian enter a restaurant with a beautiful woman, his hand on her back. He’s dressed in a handsome gray suit, his beard trimmed. She feels her throat tighten and then her anger (and jealousy) flare hot and bright.

“So what’s why he left?” she mutters to herself, and her business partner, Han Solo, looks up from his menu and says, “Something wrong, kid?”

Jyn seethes for a good part of the meal. She can’t see where Cassian and his date are seated, but then she sees him crossing her line of sight. “Excuse me, Han,” she says, throwing down her napkin and getting up. She follows Cassian toward the bathrooms, and in the winding hallway back, grabs him roughly by the arm. Surprised, he spins and pins her. Then, realizing who his assailant is, he drops her arm, his shocked silence finally followed by a stuttered, “Jyn?”

“I see you’ve moved on to better things,” she says, tartly. (I’m more professional and poised than this, she thinks to herself, but then thinks, well, things between me and Cassian are no longer professional so who cares?)

He drops his head, looks embarrassed.

She swallows hard, the next words forced out. “You know, you could have said something to me. If it was so terribly difficult to work for me, you could have spoken to me. Or if not to me, to Bodhi. We could have made changes to make you happy.”

Confusions flashes in his eyes, and then his dark eyes sharpen. “I didn’t leave because of work.”

“Then why?” she asks. A woman passes them on the way to the restroom and Jyn squeezes closer to Cassian to let her through. She looks up at him. “Was it because of me?”

“Yes,” he says at last, and Jyn feels herself deflate.

“Oh. So that’s why you didn’t even say goodbye?”

“I didn’t know how.”

“I didn’t know you disliked me so much. I thought I was good at reading people, but clearly I’m not…”

“I don’t dislike you, Jyn.”

He’s looking at her oddly and her heart is racing. She doesn’t know how long they’ve been standing in this hallway. It feels like it’s been an eternity. But it’s felt like an eternity since she last saw him, too, and Jyn realizes how hard it has been to have this Cassian-shaped hole in her life.

Finally, he sighs when she doesn’t respond. “I should get going. I don’t want to keep you from your date.”

“Date?” she says, and she thinks of Han waiting back at the table. So Cassian had seen her–had noticed that she was at a table with a man. “It’s not a date.” Her head is swimming. “How about yours? You should get back to your date.”

“It’s not a date” he echoes, “it’s a new detail,” and Jyn feels out of her body as her hand reaches up to cup his face. She feels him lean into her hand, and blood rushes to her head.

“We should both still get back though, shouldn’t we? But say goodbye properly, this time?”

“Yes,” he says hoarsely, and she feels herself rising on her toes and pulling his face to hers, his mouth meeting hers halfway. His arms wrap around her torso and everything finally clicks into place.

And so it’s not goodbye for them tonight. It’s hello again. It’s welcome back. It’s welcome home.

the Annie AU

mamatork  asked:

Okay, but can we please take a moment out of all the awful drag Peter wore to appreciate his natural good looks beneath it all? He's always been beautiful and very handsome to many of us, and I don't think he gets nearly enough appreciation as he should! I mean yeah, Davy and the others are great looking guys, but Peter has this angelic quality to his smile that I just adore! (I also feel like his looks don't get talked about as much, but maybe that's just me! 😉)

Absolutely! Well, that’s the entire point, really…that Peter wasn’t “pretty” the way Micky was, but he was “man-pretty,” and the costume people clearly didn’t know how to properly dress/accentuate the features of a handsome man such as Peter or turn him into an attractive woman. But yes, Peter was quite attractive back in the ‘60s, no question about it, and definitely had that dimple working overtime for him. Here’s a few favorite Peter pics…

anonymous asked:

Can I vent to you? I saw some people yesterday saying how "sweet" and 'kind" and "funny" and "generous" and "humble" PM is. Sorry but they must be getting him confused with David. PM is none of those things. The things he says are awful and the way he behaves is just as terrible. How ANYONE can think that's good or attractive is not something I can understand. And these people (I saw them in tags, I don't follow them thank God) were sending PM love and apologizing for the fandom. WTF?!?

Excuse me as I go out and vomit.🤢 Someone is very blinded by everything GA does.. and because they are sure she looks at him with hearteyes and are together with him, he must be perfect! It is childish and it is openly people who are unable to form their own personal opinion. Do they honestly, think she looks really happy and healthy? Do they they think there have been any good decisions she has taken recently? Do they they think all this with PM has caused something good? Do they think she’s herself? Do they think she’s like herself? And so on…..
Overall are they really excited about the new GA? 

I’m not, at all, but yes maybe they are temporarily blind and think it’s DD. 


PM is as you say, terrible, awful, self-confessed, selfish and woman/children-condescending. 


It’s embarrassing that there is adult woman who will support their idol in all her decisions, also those who are in every way bad and do not make sense. That they openly think it’s okay that a man who hates women and publicly has pronounced this, is with a female who used to be a feminist and that they do not question her actions. WTF is people thinking, had it been their friend or their daughter, who was with a man like PM  would they also support it? If it were their daughter who in publicly had her bikini briefs pulled down, her vag exhibited and in publicly touched her pussy…! It is just not okay!!!!!!

I’m sorry but all his actions, words and so forth, show a man who’s really bad news! When you see how much GA has changed and is almost completely unrecognizable, e.g she looks so alone on the balcony for that event in London. Seeing how thin she is now and seeing how much things she has previously said, suddenly does not remain important anymore. There are now over 500 images of them in Portofino, where they choose to go, even though they knew it was a paps place. Before she would never show herself like that to the publicly
(There are over 500 images FFS) and she’s habitually and usually goes to the same places. And very important we know she has a habit of not always making the best decisions relative to men and so further, why can people not see what is happening again ..!!! They act on this like children, children without their own opinion, children unable to read other people and finally children who likes everything in the world she is doing and she’s doing only positive things ! Grow up and relate to the world and independently consider GA, is not perfect, she’s a human and makes bad decisions like all of us. We do not have to support everything she does because we are fans, we are fans who have heads and can decide if things we see are right. And right now all I can conclude is that he is dangerous and she has lost herself completely!!!!!!!!!! 

havuclumilkshake  asked:

Fushimi gets hit by the Laugh-Your-Ass-Off Strain and can't stop giggling. Tears, flushed face, full out breathless laughing... HOMRA and the Alphabet Squad are all struck by how beautiful and attractive he looks

So maybe the Strain power is such that he basically finds everything hilarious, like after he’s hit it seems as if he’s perfectly fine but then someone makes a comment about the Strain escaping and Fushimi just starts cracking up, as if that was just the best joke ever. The alphabet boys all exchange concerned looks because Fushimi laughing means he must be in really bad shape and meanwhile Fushimi’s desperately trying to calm himself down and stop laughing. He finally gets the giggling tamed a bit and it’s just like these little small chuckles escaping his mouth, which is when Doumyouji accidentally makes the cheesiest pun and Fushimi is right back to cracking up. So the alphabet squad tries to get Fushimi back to headquarters before he laughs himself to death but Fushimi keeps finding everything hilarious and they basically have to stop every five minutes to let him catch his breath. It should be annoying but actually the alphabet boys slowly start finding it not so bad, like Hidaka keeps thinking that Fushimi-san really looks nice when he smiles and Akiyama loves listening to his laugh and it’s basically a consensus that there’s something really nice about happy Fushimi.

As they’re on the way back they run into Yata and maybe this is pre-ROK so Yata’s immediately on the defensive, like what the hell do you want stupid monkey. Fushimi immediately starts giggling because ha you called me monkey and that’s in my name, that’s clever Misaki. Yata’s super confused because wait is he okay, like poor Yata’s probably wondering if Fushimi’s snapped or high pr something. He tries to ask what’s wrong, kinda concerned at this point, and Fushimi just shakes his head and keeps on laughing. It’s infectious though and soon Yata’s smiling despite himself, like it’s been way too long since he heard Fushimi laugh and he can’t remember the last time he heard this sort of laughter, just carefree with a red face and a big smile and soon Yata’s laughing a little himself even though nothing’s funny. Maybe some of the other Homra members show up around this point and are all staring because they’ve never seen Fushimi laugh at all, Totsuka thinks it’s cute and that Fushimi has a nice laugh. Kusanagi just shakes his head like well, can’t argue with that and Anna says that Saruhiko seems very happy.

Eventually they get back to Scepter 4 and Fushimi immediately starts laughing at Awashima’s outfit. Awashima raises an eyebrow and is probably about to scold him when Hidaka hurriedly explains, Awashima’s like ‘I see’ but she can’t stop the little smile tugging at the corner of her lips because Fushimi seems so happy right now. Munakata eventually comes to see what all the commotion is and Fushimi just cracks up at him too, like Captain you’re sparkling that’s hilarious. Munakata rolls with it, laughing himself and noting how nice it is to Fushimi in such a fine mood. For the rest of the day various Scepter 4 members keep coming and going from the office to get a peek at Fushimi laughing and everyone has to agree that he looks so much better with a smile on his face than the usual frown (when the power wears off though Fushimi’s face hurts and he glares even more than usual).

anonymous asked:

Me and my brother were fighting over bts and them being attractive and my brother being the ass he is said that namjoon "looks like humpty dumptys retarded little brother caillou" he also said that jhope "looks like a delicious ass brownie" and I don't know how to feel #shooketh

Your brother don’t know wtf he’s talking about.

Namjoon look like Mr Potato Head’s fine ass son, Baked Potato. He’s right about Hobi tho

- Admin Dayna

How did I get so lucky?

I was talking to Anthony yesterday about how I feel like I’ve let myself go with my appearance cause of all the weight I’ve gained. I don’t bother with makeup or jewelry. I never do anything special to doll myself up anymore because I feel like there’s no point with how big I am. I told him I feel like other guys/people look at us and wonder why hes with me cause hes so skinny and attractive and such a great guy. I’m just a fat oaf who doesn’t try.

He told me it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks its about what he thinks and he thinks I’m beautiful. I told him I let my body go so bad because he doesn’t care so I just eat what I want when I want it. He still doesn’t care and he thinks I’m beautiful every day.

Where did this wonderful man come from?

I’m contemplating cancelling my gym membership. I never make time to go anymore. I refuse to workout at home because of the money I pay for the gym. I really want to stop being lazy and become a yoga enthusiast. I’ve learned enough over the years to where I should be able to workout successfully at home. Part of me wants change and the other part is like fuck it my boyfriend loves me anyway so who cares!

People really don’t understand the difference between a character being attractive and being intended for consumption by the other gender.

There’s a big difference between a character looking hot and a character being intended for sexualization. There are lots of attractive characters out there that aren’t intended to be consumed by other genders, objectified, and sexualized. For example:

Batman. Undeniably attractive. He is good looking.

But he was not intended for consumption by women. He get’s power poses and muscles because that’s how men want their male heroes, the one’s they aspire to be like and project onto, to look.

By contrast look at Black Widow. She is intended for male consumption.

She doesn’t have long legs, a tiny waist, a pronounced butt, and big boobs because that is what women want their heroes to look like. She looks like that because that’s what men want their women heroes, the one’s they picture themselves romancing, to look like. She’s not just attractive, she is also sexualized and intended for a male audience.

Now look at a male character meant for women. Tuxedo Mask from Sailor Moon.

He’s not buff and bulky, he’s long, lean, and well dressed. This is what women want their hero men, the one’s they want to fall in love with, to look like. This isn’t a male fantasy, this is a female one. 

Now look at a women intended for women. The main characters from Totally Spies.

They have small waists and long legs yes but their boobs and butts aren’t particularly noticeable. They get power poses instead of one’s intended to sexualize. They look like this because this is what women want to project themselves on. This is a women’s power fantasy. This is closer in comparison to Batman, good looking but powerful, than it is to Black Widow, sexualized. 

Now are all of these characters attractive? Yes. But do you see the difference between sexy and sexualized? Sexy depends on the ‘type’ of the viewer and what they like in men and women. Sexualized has less to do with what you personally think is hot and more to do with what society as a whole thinks is hot. So when I say that Wonder Woman in the movie was not meant for male consumption I am not saying she isn’t beautiful, sexy, or attractive (I left that movie gayer than I was before). What I am saying is that she was posed, treated, costumed, and written more like an attractive human than like an object for men to gawk at.

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Internal Conflict:  Five Conflicting Traits of a Likable Hero.

1.  Flaws and Virtues 

I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but characters without flaws are boring.  This does not, as many unfortunate souls take it to mean, imply that good, kind, or benevolent characters are boring:  it just means that without any weaknesses for you to poke at, they tend to be bland-faced wish fulfillment on the part of the author, with a tendency to just sit there without contributing much to the plot.

For any character to be successful, they need to have a proportionate amount of flaws and virtues.

Let’s take a look at Stranger Things, for example, which is practically a smorgasbord of flawed, lovable sweethearts.

We have Joyce Byers, who is strung out and unstable, yet tirelessly works to save her son, even when all conventional logic says he’s dead;  We have Officer Hopper, who is drunken and occasionally callous, yet ultimately is responsible for saving the boy’s life;  We have Jonathan, who is introspective and loving, but occasionally a bit of a creeper, and Nancy, who is outwardly shallow but proves herself to be a strong and determined character.  Even Steve, who would conventionally be the popular jerk who gets his comeuppance, isn’t beyond redemption.

And of course, we have my beloved Eleven, who’s possibly the closest thing Stranger Things has to a “quintessential” heroine.  She’s the show’s most powerful character, as well as one of the most courageous.  However, she is also the show’s largest source of conflict, as it was her powers that released the Demogorgon to begin with.  

Would Eleven be a better character if this had never happened?  Would Stranger Things be a better show?  No, because if this had never happened, Stranger Things wouldn’t even be a show.  Or if it was, it would just be about a bunch of cute kids sitting around and playing Dungeons and Dragons in a relatively peaceful town.

A character’s flaws and mistakes are intended to drive the plotline, and if they didn’t have them, there probably wouldn’t even be a plot.

So don’t be a mouth-breather:  give your good, kind characters some difficult qualities, and give your villains a few sympathetic ones.  Your work will thank you for it.

2.  Charisma and Vulnerability

Supernatural has its flaws, but likable leads are not one of them.  Fans will go to the grave defending their favorite character, consuming and producing more character-driven, fan-created content than most other TV shows’ followings put together.

So how do we inspire this kind of devotion with our own characters?  Well, for starters, let’s take a look at one of Supernatural’s most quintessentially well-liked characters:  Dean Winchester.

From the get-go, we see that Dean has charisma:  he’s confident, cocky, attractive, and skilled at what he does.  But these qualities could just as easily make him annoying and obnoxious if they weren’t counterbalanced with an equal dose of emotional vulnerability. 

As the show progresses, we see that Dean cares deeply about the people around him, particularly his younger brother, to the point of sacrificing himself so that he can live.  He goes through long periods of physical and psychological anguish for his benefit (though by all means, don’t feel obligated to send your main character to Hell for forty years), and the aftermath is depicted in painful detail.

Moreover, in spite of his outward bravado, we learn he doesn’t particularly like himself, doesn’t consider himself worthy of happiness or a fulfilling life, and of course, we have the Single Man Tear™.

So yeah, make your characters beautiful, cocky, sex gods.  Give them swagger.  Just, y’know.  Hurt them in equal measure.  Torture them.  Give them insecurities.  Make them cry.  

Just whatever you do, let them be openly bisexual.  Subtext is so last season.

3.  Goals For the Future and Regrets From the Past

Let’s take a look at Shadow Moon from American Gods.  (For now, I’ll have to be relegate myself to examples from the book, because I haven’t had the chance to watch the amazing looking TV show.) 

Right off the bat, we learn that Shadow has done three years in prison for a crime he may or may not have actually committed.  (We learn later that he actually did commit the crime, but that it was only in response to being wronged by the true perpetrators.)  

He’s still suffering the consequences of his actions when we meet him, and arguably, for the most of the book:  because he’s in prison, his wife has an affair (I still maintain that Laura could have resisted the temptation to be adulterous if she felt like it, but that’s not the issue here) and is killed while mid-coital with his best friend.

Shadow is haunted by this for the rest of the book, to the point at which it bothers him more than the supernatural happenings surrounding him.  

Even before that, the more we learn about Shadow’s past, the more we learn about the challenges he faced:  he was bullied as a child, considered to be “just a big, dumb guy” as an adult, and is still wrongfully pursued for crimes he was only circumstantially involved in.

But these difficulties make the reader empathize with Shadow, and care about what happens to him.  We root for Shadow as he tags along with the mysterious and alternatively peckish and charismatic Wednesday, and as he continuously pursues a means to permanently bring Laura back to life.

He has past traumas, present challenges, and at least one goal that propels him towards the future.  It also helps that he’s three-dimensional, well-written, and as of now, portrayed by an incredibly attractive actor.

Of course (SPOILER ALERT), Shadow never does succeed in fully resurrecting Laura, ultimately allowing her to rest instead, but that doesn’t make the resolution any less satisfying.  

Which leads to my next example…       

4.  Failure and Success 

You remember in Zootopia, when Judy Hopps decides she wants to be cop and her family and town immediately and unanimously endorse her efforts?  Or hey, do you remember Harry Potter’s idyllic childhood with his kindhearted, adoptive family?  Oh!  Or in the X-Files, when Agent Mulder presents overwhelming evidence of extraterrestrial life in the first episode and is immediately given a promotion?  No?

Yeah, me neither.  And there’s a reason for this:  ff your hero gets what they want the entire time, it will be a boring, two-dimensional fantasy that no one will want to read.  

A good story is not about the character getting what they want.  A good story is about the character’s efforts and their journey.  The destination they reach could be something far removed from what they originally thought they wanted, and could be no less (if not more so) satisfying because of it.

Let’s look at Toy Story 3, for example:  throughout the entire movie, Woody’s goal is to get his friends back to their longtime owner, Andy, so that they can accompany him to college.  He fails miserably.  None of his friends believe that Andy was trying to put them in the attic, insisting that his intent was to throw them away.  He is briefly separated from them as he is usurped by a cute little girl and his friends are left at a tyrannical daycare center, but with time and effort, they’re reunited, Woody is proven right, and things seem to be back on track.

Do his efforts pay off?  Yes – just not in the way he expected them to.  At the end of the movie, a college-bound Andy gives the toys away to a new owner who will play with them more than he will, and they say goodbye.  Is the payoff bittersweet?  Undoubtedly.  It made me cry like a little bitch in front of my young siblings.  But it’s also undoubtedly satisfying.      

So let your characters struggle.  Let them fail.  And let them not always get what they want, so long as they get what they need.  

5.  Loving and Being Loved by Others

Take a look back at this list, and all the characters on it:  a gaggle of small town kids and flawed adults, demon-busting underwear models, an ex-con and his dead wife, and a bunch of sentient toys.  What do they have in common?  Aside from the fact that they’re all well-loved heroes of their own stories, not much.

But one common element they all share is they all have people they care about, and in turn, have people who care about them.  

This allows readers and viewers to empathize with them possibly more than any of the other qualities I’ve listed thus far, as none of it means anything without the simple demonstration of human connection.

Let’s take a look at everyone’s favorite caped crusader, for example:  Batman in the cartoons and the comics is an easy to love character, whereas in the most recent movies (excluding the splendid Lego Batman Movie), not so much. 

Why is this?  In all adaptions, he’s the same mentally unstable, traumatized genius in a bat suit.  In all adaptions, he demonstrates all the qualities I listed before this:  he has flaws and virtues, charisma and vulnerability, regrets from the past and goals for the future, and usually proportionate amounts of failure and success.  

What makes the animated and comic book version so much more attractive than his big screen counterpart is the fact that he does one thing right that all live action adaptions is that he has connections and emotional dependencies on other people.  

He’s unabashed in caring for Alfred, Batgirl, and all the Robins, and yes, he extends compassion and sympathy to the villains as well, helping Harley Quinn to ultimately escape a toxic and abusive relationship, consoling Baby Doll, and staying with a child psychic with godlike powers until she died.

Cartoon Batman is not afraid to care about others.  He has a support network of people who care about him, and that’s his greatest strength.  The DC CU’s ever darker, grittier, and more isolated borderline sociopath is failing because he lacks these things.  

 And it’s also one of the reasons that the Lego Batman Movie remains so awesome.


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Originally posted by trash-for-bangtan

pairing → Jimin x Reader

☆ genre  →  smut, slight humor, drama || brother’s best friend!au 

warnings   → public indecency, dirty talk, a lot of teasing, jimin’s porn preferences, and boobs

☆ word count   → 6.3k

The long time running game between you and your brother’s best friend started when you noticed his fascination with boobs—yours specifically. It was never supposed to amount to more than harmless flirting and lingering glances, but now, one year later, Jimin was ready to change that.

alternatively: Jimin and you play a game. the loser is fucked. metaphorically. literally. all the above??

☆ a/n → i had to split this into 2 parts rip (& in this work of fiction, jimin’s penis isn’t a jelly bean) happy 3 months !!

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sometimes I go like ten mins without seeing a pic of Onew and I just think of him like oh wow he’s handsome and then I SEE a pic and I’m like FUCK ? I don’t remember him being that beautiful ?! clearly our minds cannot truly comprehend Lee Jinki’s beauty enough to form a memory that does him any justice because each time I’m just…blown away. whatta man.

Sleepless

Summary: You and Sam both have insomnia, so you find a way to entertain yourselves.

Warning: smut

Word Count: 1550

A/N: It’s been a while since I wrote Sam x reader. Hope you enjoy! XOXO


12:36 AM

Insomnia does weird things to a person.

Under no other circumstances would you be sitting in the library of the bunker, reading about the weaponry forged in fourteenth century Japan to combat a monster that was essentially an ocean-dwelling werewolf.

Yeah. Can’t make this shit up.

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Make up Marichat May, Day 12: Sleepover

Title: Good Morning
Word Count: 2,059

“Nope,” Chat Noir admits, trying to keep any disappointment from sneaking into his tone. He’d never slept over at someone’s house before. His father was far too protective to have him do something like that.  

“No? They’re fun,” Marinette says nonchalantly.

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Ong Seongwoo is smart

He’s just so natural you don’t even realize he’s been playing the fucking system this whole time. I feel like he’s the only one that really knew what he was getting into when he joined the show. He’s the only one that watched season 1 for real. He knows this shit is just a popularity contest and he knows that he can’t just bank off of his good looks and talents (unfortunately) to keep the people interested. After he said he wouldn’t want to meet Hyunbin again for the position evaluations, Ha Sungwoon makes a comment (it goes by almost so quickly, if you blink you’ll probably miss it) saying something along the lines of “Seongwoo knows how to get screen time.” And he’s right. Seongwoo is very attractive but there are boys who are just as good looking as he is and just as talented yet they get little to no screen time. And why is that?? It’s because Seongwoo knows what he’s doing. He’s funny and arrogant to a point where he’s almost teetering on the line of being offensive before pulling it back in and making you smile. That’s how he gets the screen time. He knows the right words to say at the right time and right joke to make when the camera is on him. I’m not trying to say that this is all just some elaborate act. I think for the most part he’s very genuine. Especially in the last episode where he says he like to make people laugh, that’s very much just a part of who he is. I just think mostly everything he does or says is not without thought… Now I could be very very wrong about this. At this point this is just some conspiracy theory I made up but this is just how I think. If I was put on a show like this, having seen the first season and how it worked, I’d behave the same way.