So, last night I rewatched The Way He Looks (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho), and of the million and one reasons why everyone should watch this movie, here are a few:
This is Gabriel (left) and Leo (right)
It’s on netflix, which most of you probably have, so it’s accessible
How many queer stories are there that feature a protagonist with a disability? Not many, but this one does! Leo is blind, he’s the main character, and I feel they handled his disability well (this is coming from a non-disabled person, though, so feel free to disagree)
It’s a pretty stereotypical indie teen romance movie, but the queer aspect already makes it 100x more interesting
a realistic parent-child relationship, with bonus awesome grandma
there’s no “omg, am I gay???” freak out. In fact, both characters are pretty much 100% ok with being into each other, and they’re main worry is “i don’t know if they like me back, but i know i want to stay friends with them at least, what do i do??” with a tiny sprinkling of jealousy, cause, well, stereotypical teen romance
a very beautiful and loving girl-boy friendship with lots of casual, platonic intimacy
there’s nothing super angsty?? like, no death or super homophobic parents/classmates or having to hide that they’re queer. it’s honestly such a feel-good movie???
what homophobia there is, it comes as teasing and there are never any hints of anything turning violent, and in fact, at one point, when the bully character is teasing Gabriel and Leo for being boyfriends, Leo shows him that they are, in fact, real-life boyfriends, and the bully’s friends start teasing him for trying to make fun of them when they’re actually boyfriends
the girl best friend isn’t narratively pushed to the side when the new boy (love interest) comes in. In fact, her (Giovana) and Leo’s friendship is shown to be just as important as Leo and Gabriel’s relationship
everything works out and you’re left with a lovely, sweet, happy ending that’s honestly just so nice to see in a young queer romance???
I really love this movie, and there’s also a short-film!! on youtube that I recommend, too!
Summary: Even had insisted they spend the night before their wedding apart, because he’s dramatic as fuck, but he ends up calling Isak anyway. Isak doesn’t even try to hide how endeared he is.
Isak groans as he adjusts the pillow under his head for the thirtieth time that night. It’s the first time in weeks he’s had to fall asleep without Even, and it’s fucking with him bad. Once upon a time, he thought he’d outgrow this urgent need to have Even next to him, touching him, just being with him always. But after a year together, he feels the exact same desperate ache for Even as he had when they first met—when real love, the kind that comes naturally with Even, still felt like a fleeting fantasy. He’s more or less accepted that forever is in his grasp now, but being without him when Isak could so easily drive over to Even’s parents’ place and crawl into his bed, still feels like the worst kind of self-inflicted torture.
He’d whined to Jonas about it for a good two hours earlier, until Jonas had threatened to hand over best man duties to Magnus instead. Isak had been scared enough to shut the fuck up, but not he’d just pouted silently instead. “I can’t wait until Even marries you, this whole engagement has brought out the clingiest, sappiest parts of both of you,” Jonas had complained.
“Do you really think that it’ll get better after we get married?”
Jonas considered this for a moment, before burying his head in his hands. “Fuck, it’ll be even worse.”
So I rewatched Rogue One last night (again) and I realised something that made that last scene between Chirrut and Baze give me even more Feelings than usual. That scene is incredibly moving as it is, Baze’s grief and Chirrut’s acceptance, and Baze attempting to comfort Chirrut as he dies, but I was watching it, I realised it’s something more than that even: throughout the movie, it’s clear that while Chirrut is devoted to the Force, Baze is devoted to Chirrut and him alone.
Baze’s faith has dissipated, worn down one assumes by the rise of evil in the form of the Empire and the gradual destruction of his home place. This obviously bothers Chirrut, particularly evident when they’re imprisoned on Jedha and Baze mocks him (albeit gently) for praying, and Chirrut responds that ‘Baze Malbus was once the most devoted guardian of us all!’ Baze scoffs, but you can definitely see that he knows how much his crisis of faith hurts Chirrut, and while that’s the most obvious example, it’s a vein which runs through all of their interactions during the movie (’The Force protected me.’ ‘I protected you!’, etc).
Which brings me back to Chirrut’s death scene; Baze saying ‘The Force is with me and I am one with the Force’ is obviously trying to comfort him, but it’s also a gift, the only thing he has left to give Chirrut: an admission that he still believes and has faith, and I think it’s that which allows Chirrut to die with a smile on his face, completely at peace and at one with the Force.
I finished rewatching Kingsglaive last night–and for once was able to see the Luna in that and the Luna in the game as the same character (because usually my brain doesn’t like processing that fact, for reasons)–and I realized that Luna has an arc from the movie that carries over into the game, and now I’m even more annoyed that Kingslaive (at least in some form) wasn’t in the game itself.
Like, when she’s talking to Regis for the first time in twelve years, she asks, “Noctis isn’t here, is he?”, and Regis tells her that he is not. You can tell that Luna is really upset about this–the look on her face is tragic, and she sighs, but she stays strong and doesn’t let it get to her.
Then she’s praying to the gods for Noctis’ sake, while she looks at the moon (and can I just say that it was also a mistake to remove Noctis’ looking at the moon and thinking of her from the game?), and General Glauca appears and is all like, “A pity you didn’t get to see your beloved Noctis.” So this is another time the fact that she isn’t getting to see Noctis is thrown in her face (by the asshole who’s responsible for it and much more, no less), and she stays strong here, too.
But in the game we FINALLY get the scene between her and Ravus in the flower field, where she breaks down in tears–about how she wishes she could’ve seen Noctis’ face one more time, and gotten to laugh with him like they did when they were children.
And- JUST WHY THE HELL WAS KINGSGLAIVE NOT IN THE GAME?!!?!?!?!? Like it was originally supposed to be? Just why?
So stupid, that it wasn’t! Because Luna DOES have an arc and character development here (and character development for the negative, if even for a moment, which is something I wanted from her), but do you think anyone in the world is going to see this and put it together, with it being structured so poorly? No. And I, myself, sure didn’t until last night! And really, it’s a miracle that I noticed this at all!
So, here’s the first chapter of an Ella Enchanted AU that I accidentally fell in love with. A couple people seemed interested, so here’s the start of it. Basically, what happened is I started rewatching that movie last night and kept thinking how Newsies characters could fit in here. And then I texted my roommate and she just said, “Go for it, Ostrich.” I went for it.
Also, as a side note, I have read the book, but back when I was in elementary school or junior high, so I have no memory of it. In other words, this will mostly be based around the movie. Which, also means that there will be some movie quotes in here because some of that dialogue is just too perfect to neglect. Plus, I have changed a couple of the scenes, settings, etc. It will all make sense, trust me. Do tell me how you like it, though! Reblogs and comments will encourage me to finish the next chapter sooner!
wasn’t as if Crutchie hated his life. No, that wouldn’t be fair to say. There
were lots of aspects of his life that he absolutely loved. His godmother,
Medda, for one. His best friend, Katherine, of course. The fact that he was
passing all his community college classes and had even managed to be recognized
in his speech and debate class—although that was probably due to all of Katherine’s
help—were definite pluses. Really, everything made his life just fine, all
crip! Get down here!”
no, his life was not all that great, despite the smiles he faked. Years ago,
Crutchie’s father died and his mother, a rather forgetful, hapless woman, never
seemed to truly understand the impact of his death on her son. Sure, she had
held him close and promised that everything would be okay. Crutchie wondered if
she ever meant the promise, or if it had just been something nice to say to her hurting son. Only a couple months ago, she had remarried to a
small, shriveled man by the name of Wiesel. She had explained that he had the
money that their family needed, and, as much as Crutchie appreciated the full
cupboards and the warm, plentiful meals, he almost wished they could go back to
the time when he had gone to bed hungry, but had been happy. When it was just the
two of them. Or, rather, when it was the three of them, and Crutchie had never
foreseen the dark storms and heavy grief ahead of him.
slower, ya stupid crip, I dare you!”
had brought his two sons along with him: Oscar and Morris. While Morris tended
to be quiet and brood in the corner of the room, a small black book in hand—Crutchie
suspected it to be a collection of Poe’s poems, after he heard Morris mutter
something about a sepulchre by the sea—and a quick frown for Crutchie whenever
he entered the room, Oscar was more vocal with his dislike towards his new
stepbrother. Both stepbrothers looked remarkably similar. They had dark brown
hair and sported twin sneers, especially whenever Crutchie was present.
coming,” Crutchie said, trying to force his suddenly leaden limbs to move
was the other problem. Upon his birth, a benevolent—though, Crutchie wasn’t
sure he quite agreed with that terminology—fairy granted him the gift of
obedience. Which meant that Crutchie was stuck obeying every small command uttered
around him. It had led to all sorts of unfortunate experiences, including, but
not limited to, the time he punched a bully, the time he ate a worm, and the
time he couldn’t tell anyone about the mean kids that teased and bullied
Katherine for her big books and owlish glasses.
Ok guys I'm emotional because something really strange just happened..
I was rewatching 7x10 last night cause y'know feels, and paused the recording and instead of turning the box off like I usually do at night, I just switched the tv off. So tonight after I got home I decided I’d watch the new movie the girl with all the gifts so turned the TV back on and there’s the image of Caryl hugging goodbye where I paused it the night before. So I figured I’d just watch the end of the episode first cause I love it, and then change it over.
It’s nightime, and my brothers over the hall and I don’t want to bother him with the noise so I plug in these cheap crappy headphones that I use into the side of the TV. I hit play, and this is where it gets weird. After watching for a few seconds I thought the headphones had broken because something about the sound was strange. I could hear something, but it wasn’t the usual audio that I’d heard many times over when watching the episode. I rewound it a little bit thinking my box was glitching before I figured out what happened. On my recording of that episode, the dialog has gone, the adr sound effects have gone, it’s all vanished. All that’s left is the score composed by Bear McCreary..
I don’t know if it’s been released officially yet but I’ve watched the scenes where Daryl threatens Richard, the reunion scene, him telling her everyone’s alright, and then the parting embrace, and have listened to just the scoring on all of them and my god it sounds beautiful..But what really struck me listening to it is how deliberately, undeniably romantic this music sounds..you wouldn’t compose something like this for just friends, or a platonic relationship of another sort. This is what two people falling in love sounds like.
I have no idea how this happened. The box has not been tampered with, the settings on the TV haven’t been touched, and the audio on all the other recordings I have is all there and normal. I’m usually not one for superstition however coincidental something may seem, buy I’m really glad this freak incident happened and if I was so inclined, I’d say it’s a good omen :)
After rewatching The Chronicles of Narnia - Voyage of the Dawn Treader last night, I really gotta say, i’m surprised and slightly disappointed that tumblr isn’t all over this movie and that there isn’t more Caspian/Edmund fic out there because they are so?!?? very gay??!? in this movie??!!?!? Like, so gay. I s2g, pause the movie at any given point and Caspian and Edmund are basically 0,003 seconds away from making out.
It’s like the creators looked at the script and went: “Okay, but like, aside from the super obvious Jesus/Christianity metaphors we gotta include, how can we put as much gay subtext into this prudish children’s book without anyone noticing and yelling at us for corrupting the children.”
An incomplete list of GAY SUPREME!!!1!1! moments between Caspian and Edmund:
here u r hot and wet, lemme put this blanket around ur shoulder and allow my hand to linger there for like five minutes
here, boo, I kept ur torch safe for u after u forgot it here during ur last visit pls take this phallic symbol of my devotion for u
slightly homoerotic swordfight training that ends with us basically pressed up against each other and staring into each other’s eyes
also did I mention staring a whole lot
and TouCHIng ALL THE TIME
also let me just subtly stand next to you EVERY GODDAMN MOMENT OF THE MOVIE
u know, being thrown into a dungeon would’ve been a lot more fun if ur sister wasn’t just being sold on the slave market an there wasn’t an old dude in the cell with us, god, can’t we ever catch a break?
my loyal subject just gave me this magical sword that belonged to my father HERE BOO U SHOULD HAVE IT
sleeping in hammocks next to each other, so close that we could probably hold hands if we wanted to, what do u mean we r both kings and should probably both have our own chambers???
I know we just had a lover’s quarrel in front of ur sister (awkward!! seriously boo we can talk about who is the more powerful king gets to top any time but not in front of the relatives omg) bc the Deathwater bewitched us but I’ll go with u to look for ur annoying cousin anyway
EDMUND!!! ED!!! FuckINg DRAgon don’t abduct my boo!!
stARGaZIng??!! toGEther?!! AT niGHt wHILe evERyonE elSE iS SleePIng?! real subtle boys
baring ur soul to one another
ok i don’t wanna be unfaithful but this woman is seriously hot - oh wait, u think she is hot too? darling…how do u feel about threesomes?
“In case we don’t get through….whatever this is…I want you to know….
I think of you as my brother.
that I love you ” - *BLUSH* “me, too”
COME THE FUCK ON CASPIAN THAT IS NOT THE KIND OF CONFESSION U MAKE BEFORE GOING INTO BATTLE NOT WITH THAT TONE AND THAT LOOK ON UR FACE HE KNEW U CONSIDERED HIM FAMILY JUST SAY U LOVE HIM 5EVER AND WANNA BANG HIM JFC
let me just help u get out of put on ur armour STRICTLY PLATONIC OF COURSE THERE IS NO GAY HERE NUH UH *cough*
more sword related dick jokes I could make here like SO MANY
good speech boo I am proud of you *heart eyes*
EDMUND!! fucking sea serpent if u touch him i’mma cut u omg ru okay bby did u hurt urself when u fell here lemme help u up and stare at u in the middle of the battle
clinging to each other during the goodbye hug with tears in their fucking eyes
GODDAMMIT THEY ARE SO GAY
I LOVE IT
seriously they changed so much from the books when they made the movie adaptation couldn’t they just throw subtlety into the wind and have them smooch
Grace may be straight, but she definitely wasn’t in Don’t Look Back
So yeah, I’m on the train and am gonna write the thing.
I was rewatching the Gracevas parts of Don’t Look Back last night, and knowing now that Grace is straight, I was struck by how not straight she acted in the movie. Yes, I am a shipper, so of course I’m going to want to see things that point to my ship. But if you know anything about Grace as a character, so many of her actions are firmly NOT platonic in DLB.
So first, we know Grace is weird about physical affection. In Next Class season 2, she is shown to hesitant to hug Maya, her best friend, and ultimately only hugs her because Maya wants to. Even their hug at the end of season 1 was mostly one-sided on Maya’s end, with Grace looking awkward. But with Zoe, someone she barely knows? They roll around in the grass together and hold hands for the entire car ride.
Hell, in the scene where they have lunch together, Grace casually touches Zoe’s shoulder as she gets up to refill their drink. Who does that with their friend? I don’t, and I’m a pretty affectionate person. Grace would never.
And their whole conversation about love, staring into each other’s eyes and talking about how falling in love is as scary and exciting as a roller coaster. Has Grace EVER had a conversation so mushy with anyone else? Also Grace was talking from experience, so if she wasn’t falling for Zoe then who was she talking about? Oh, and “Careful, you might be the one in love with me”, HOW IS THAT NOT FLIRTING?
And then there was Grace’s jealousy over Zoe hanging out with Miles. Sure, it can be written off as Grace just not liking him, but did Grace ever care when Maya was dating him? Nope. Plus, her reactions were purely jealousy. She got annoyed at their PDA, and was really angry to have Zoe hang out with him instead of her. Sure, I would be a little annoyed if one of my best friends ditched me to hang out with her boyfriend, but I wouldn’t be THAT upset just to have them around me. And when Zoe accuses Grace of being a “lovesick lesbian”, GRACE LOOKS HURT.
And just… they became friends so fast. Grace took forever to open up to Maya, but just a couple weeks into the summer Grace was telling Zoe the summer would suck without her, and they were hanging out all the time one on one…. like I would expect that from Zoe but Grace? Never.
Like look, you don’t have to ship Gracevas, but Grace was so clearly coded as queer and having a crush on Zoe in DLB. None of her actions are consistent with her character otherwise. This isn’t even getting into everything that happened in Next Class season 1! We were being deliberately played by the writers, which is why it hurt so much when Grace was revealed to be straight. They coded her as queer, they had her play up a crush on Zoe, they had her have sex with Zoe…. and then nope! Straight. This goes so far beyond a character being ambiguous in their sexuality. The writers wanted Grace being straight to be a “plot twist”, and in doing so they severely burned their queer female fandom.
Queerbaiting hurts us, it really does. This isn’t just about fans being upset their shp didn’t happen. And I’m still so bitter. The writers have proven they are fully capable of writing brilliant stories, but they really screwed up here. They probably don’t even get it, and we’ll probably never even get an apology.
Listen honey (urgent I need you) imma need you to compile me a list of movies to watch when I get back
dw babe, i got you:
mystery train where the wild things are suspiria let the right one in nightcrawler only lovers left alive raw whiplash night on earth mulholland drive a girl walks home alone at night girl, interrupted get out when animals dream
So I was rewatching the 2014 movie last night when I realized that these kids have seen what the foot clan does to people first hand. And that’s fucked up.
The guy above is most likely about to die via two machine
guns to the torso, but we can’t be too certain. Either way, all four of them saw it happen right in front of them. They would have been able to hear and see the whole thing.
It gets better though!!!
This guy gets tossed out of a window. He might be pretty injured but maybe he’s –
he dead. He very dead. Which means whichever little turtle is standing
behind that grate saw a dead body/someone die right in front of their
Yup that’s a dead body in front of a traumatized seven year old alright. But which one? Well…
jesus raph what is up with your face did you get the mumps or what
be Donnie, since no glasses. Leo and Raph both wear bandanas. Which
means it was Mikey. Little goofball Mikey saw someone die right in front
of his eyes before he even hit the double digits.
Looks like he was alone when it happened, too.
How badly do you think that messed with them? To be so young and have to watch people be terrorized and murdered right in front of them and not be able to do anything about it? These boys learned what the Foot are capable of first hand from a very young age. No wonder they were itching to take the fight straight to the Shredder.
I was tagged by @bazypitchandsimonsnow! (thank you!! <3 and thanks for providing me with quality snowbaz content. :D)
Sexual Orientation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Favourite colour: orange, turquoise, and green
Lipstick or Chapstick: tbh I don’t wear lipstick or chapstick very often. the only makeup I’ll occasionally wear is lipstick, but I feel like chapstick best represents me in this question… if that makes any sense…
Last Song I Listened To: a kitchen sink instrumental on youtube, because, damnit, I may have to do math, but no one’s gonna stop me from listening to tøp while I do so. (the lyrics would distract me so I found a way around that. aren’t I clever?)
Last Movie I Saw: I rewatched the story of tatinof last night, does that count?
Top 2 TV Shows: I haven’t actually been watching too much tv lately? mainly movies and youtube… I did like buddy system, but idk if that counts bc it’s on youtube red… I’m looking forward to teen wolf coming back… but yeah, I don’t really know tbh.
Favourite Ship: stormpilot (I couldn’t very well say something else on a stormpilot blog, now could I? XD but honestly they are my faves and the shippers are my tumblr fam. <3) (but I have recently fallen in love with snowbaz also. I have many ships.)
ok so i was rewatching treasure planet last night and i realized something
throughout the entire movie, jim hawkins has this little braid of hair at the back of his head
but as a very young child, when he is happy and both his parents are still around, he does not
jim has changed to this hairstyle by the time his father leaves
he might have been 6 or 7 here, and when he found the map at the beginning of the movie, his mother mentions he’s in school, so he’s probably 16 or 17. that’s ten years of keeping this braid.
ever since his father left, jim hasn’t cut off this braid. it’s a child’s haircut, and just like in many cultures around on earth (including in america), haircuts play a very symbolic role in an individual’s progress towards adulthood. he hasn’t changed his hair because he hasn’t changed as a person. without his father, he has not been able to grow up or properly develop emotionally, and as a result he’s a miscreant, constantly disobeying authority and refusing to take responsibility and independence in his own life.
then he meets john silver, who becomes his adopted father-figure. silver gives him the paternal love and support that he never received as a child. more importantly, he emphasized that jim is capable of achieving greatness for himself, that there will always be obstacles, and that he does not need validation from anyone else to be happy and successful in life.
up until that point, jim was ignored by his father, and thus felt that he was not a worthy part of society, because he didn’t understand that he didn’t need validation from his father—a man who was essentially a stranger to him—in order to have worth.
it is only after that, after he silver adopts him and shows him how to “follow his own path” and believe in himself that jim realizes that he doesn’t although silver supports him, silver is not necessary to his emotional stability (as shown by jim’s newfound ability to take charge and save the group from pirates after crash-landing). so, even when silver flies away near the end of the film, jim can continue to be confident in his own self-worth.
it is only after his relationship with john silver that jim sets himself straight, joins the academy, gains respect from his peers and superiors, and cuts his damn hair.