I feel like annabeth at the beginning of the series was just this huge bomb waiting to go off like u know in her head there’s just a constant string of cuss words and rants if u crossed 12 y/o annabeth u were done that was it rip u
Now with Hugh AND Bryan! Hugh sure looked relieved when he arrived, he thought we were holding back asking questions (what, he didn’t feel he was getting difficult enough questions? ;P)…anyway, as you surely already have heard, Bryan pretty much arrived at the panel announcing how the answer to who is the bottom and who is the top is: “THEY FLIP!”
THE. BEST. ENTRANCE. EVER!!!
Hugh of course was flustered because: “here I was dealing with ambiguity for an hour, and then Bryan comes and says this…! Well, when I say platonic, I mean…flip.” (nice save, Hugh :’D)
-Immediately after that, Bryan got a question about Will’s role in SOTL, and how people have been worrying he wouldn’t have a role in it, in which Bryan answered something like “I think you’re reading between the lines. I don’t think we should ever lose Will Graham”. Hugh is his crutch, and they wrote the final scene of TWOTL together. They will never Abigail him. The thing is, that two studios own the rights, and well, different studios don’t mix well together..
-What did Will do after the asking Bedelia the love question: H: “I would say he compartmentalized it, but Bryan would joke that there was furious masturbation going on between them”. B: “Is there any other kind of masturbation?”
-About American Gods: Neil Gaiman is very involved in the show, and he gives feedback on everything. There was some discussion with Neil how the book was a bit of sausage party, so they needed more female energy. People didn’t realize how much misogyny there is still in the US (the audience applauded for this! H: “This is an anti-misogyny applause right?”). There is a theme of “what will men do to bring down a woman of power” in the show, and it felt especially relevant after the elections.
-Why does Bryan use bees so much in his shows? “Bees are magical. They are the very essence of life on this planet. Bees are a fantastic symbol of life, and the sweetness of life”.
-About choosing between Bedelia and Abigail to go with Hannibal on S3: Either Bedelia or Abigail would have to go. “The most hurtful thing Hannibal could’ve done to Will was to kill Abigail in front of him, that was his motivator”. If Abigail had survived, it would’ve been interesting to see a different version of what was happening with Abigail and Will, and Abigail would’ve been kind of like a Jiminy Cricket sort of character, but it wouldn’t had lasted long.
What would your advice be for someone wanting to cosplay who has never done it before and who feels they're too old?
DOOOOOOO IT. :D
Okay, more concrete advice. Start small! Cosplay a character where you can buy most of the pieces ready made and alter them if you can. That’s what I did with my Piper Wright cosplay. All of the pieces were bought from Amazon/eBay and I just had to rough ‘em up and weather them.
Or if you’re not up to putting it together yourself, and the option is available to you, purchase your costume! I’ve purchased some costumes before (my Miranda Lawson from Mass Effect 2 for example) because it just made sense economically, and I was supporting other cosplayers/makers in the process so win-win :) There is NO SHAME in buying a cosplay, as long as you don’t try to pass it off as your own work.
Also, you would be SHOCKED the age range of people that cosplay. If you are still worried about feeling too old (which I assure you you’re not, but here is one example, but there are many many others!!!), I suggest getting a group cosplay together with either a friend or significant other. I did that for my first cosplay experience and I feel like it made it that much more enjoyable, plus I had people to fall back on if I started feeling anxious or stressed (which happened, but yolo haha).
If you don’t have anyone to cosplay with, and you’re planning on going to a con, check out if there are any photo meetups for your fandom. When I went to PAX East in 2016 I went to the Fallout meetup and met a lot of awesome people, a great range of ages and had SO much fun because … well, we all already had a common ground to stand on! I still keep in touch with a lot of those people, all because we enjoyed a stupid video game. Crazyyyyy.
I love cosplay because it’s a unique creative outlet for me, and allows me to become that character. Especially because in some way I personally relate to that character. For a day or weekends at a time when I cosplay, I’m no longer an introverted, cynical person with anxiety, but a strong, ass-kicking rebel like Jyn or a crazy, peppy time-traveling Brit like Tracer. It let’s me become these characters without that fear of being judged.
As long as YOU yourself are having fun, that’s all that matters. No matter if you slaved over the costume for 6 months or bought it with paypal, or if you’re 18 or 80, we’re all just a bunch of dweebs dressing up as our favorite characters at the end of the day :)
I want Keith to notice something’s up with Lance. I want him to notice how Lance’s eyes don’t light up nearly as bright anymore as they did before, how his smiles seem strained and fake, like he’s putting up a mask for everyone else’s benefit.
I want Keith to find Lance one late night back in the control room looking at the map of stars and somewhere in there is earth.
I want them to talk and eventually Lance starts pouring out his insecurities.
And all the while Keith is just looking at him confused and he interrupts Lance and starts spilling out about how great Lance is, and how he really is the team’s sharpshooter and pretty much the heart of their team and if it wasn’t for him none of them would be where they are now with Voltron and a family and just…everything.
And he doesn’t realize he’s gone off on a tangent until he stops and his breathing is labored and he realizes it’s gone quiet and the overdue anxiety comes back tenfold as he realizes Lance is silent.
He chances a look up to see Lance with eyes shining and watery and he could’ve sworn he saw a blush across his cheeks too but he’s not given a second glance before he turns away, face burning, hoping what he just said didn’t ruin whatever tentative friendship they had before.
And he’s pretty sure his face is burning when he feels soft lips press against his cheek and hear a small thank you and Lance is leaving the room quickly with his shoulders hunched and fists clenched in embarrassment. And Keith is just sitting there definitely sure his face is the same color as his lion but he holds up fingers to press against the spot where Lance kissed and before he knows it he’s up and running to catch up with Lance.
Honestly? I’m tired of seeing people justify Yurio’s behavior by saying “Oh, he’s fifteen.”
Yes, he’s fifteen and you’re literally reducing his character to nothing but his age.
You’re making it sound like he doesn’t have a personality, doesn’t have motivations, doesn’t have a history, like his entire character is just being fifteen years old.
As though Yurio is nothing but hormones and pubescent rage. If that’s truly the case, I don’t think that makes for a very good character?
But it isn’t because see, that’s the point - being smol and angry and completely and utterly rude is Yurio’s personality (at least at this stage of his life). It’s time to stop waving it off as his being fifteen and accept that that’s what he is.
And yeah, let’s say it altogether: Yurio has been acting like a complete brat recently. It’s time to stop running away from that fact and pretending that everything is fine because the anime is making this pretty clear. I like him but I’m honestly growing sick of his attitude.
Disrespecting his elders, superiors, his fans, his rivals, his rivals’ fans, insulting people left and right, kicking people, rubbing his success in other’s faces - they’re all things that he does and do you really want to wave that off as an “age thing”. “Oh, he’s a kid, he doesn’t understand.” Really, now? I mean, I’m sure that there are 15-year-olds out there like that and who can relate to that, but 90% of them also realize what they’re doing and do it on purpose.
I think we can hold him responsible for those things at the very least? He’s in full control of his actions, even if he’s young. And see, I’m not saying that you can’t like him - I think he can be very likable. But it’s time to stop pretending like he’s an innocent little angel who never does anything wrong when he’s badmouthing someone literally every episode (usually for no good reason). It’s time to accept how violent and rude he can be and how flawed he essentially is.
And see, here you could say “That’s because he had a difficult past!”. To be honest though…? We don’t know. Maybe he did! Maybe he didn’t. ‘Maybe’s don’t get us anywhere though, so we can drop that argument. We just don’t know.
And then I’m sure some people are willing to say “But he still deserves to win the Grand Prix because he worked hard for it!”. Oh, he did, didn’t he? Just like
literally every other skater in this show?
There is not a single person in the six who qualified to the Grand Prix Finale that didnot work hard. Maybe we don’t see it, but JJ wasn’t born with his skills either, Chris spent at least ten years perfecting his skills, we know how hard Phichit worked to get his performance across to people and similar can be said for Otabek. And Yuuri? We know just how much Yuuri had to go through to get there - not just physically (although he practiced a lot as well) but mentally.
Literally all of them deserve that gold medal in similar amounts.
Sure, Yurio worked harder this season, that’s true. But it’s not like his work is not paying off? He got two silver medals and for a debut that’s good. It was also mentioned that he got gold in a different competition (Guang Hong was there too). And he broke a world record for God’s sake. And he still has the European championships ahead of him. Not to mention, like another ten years of competing in the Grand Prix Final. He has plenty of time to see his work pay off. It’s not time for him to win yet. Certainly not with that attitude.
And then some people go “It’s a competition judging your skills, not judging your personality!” Yes, that’s true. But this competition exists within an anime which is created by real life people which decide who wins and who loses. And do you really think they will let the brat get away with what he does just because he ‘worked hard’? Nah, mate. I can already see his fall during the Free Skate. It will be painful and glorious.
But that’s a good thing! Because that’s what will make Yurio grow! Maybe even help him grow out of his violent tendencies and into a more humble skater who can win with grace. Think of Victor. How did he act when he won? Certainly not like this, and we all know that Victor knows he’s amazing, but that doesn’t mean that he shows it like an arrogant ass at every step of the way. That’s where Yurio’s character needs to go - in the direction of humility and modesty. Because what’s a victory worth if it will simply fuel his ego and his unacceptable behavior?
At the end of the day, being fifteen isn’t an excuse and narratively speaking, it’s time for Yurio to learn a lesson.
Losing to “that pig” Yuuri would certainly be a good opportunity for that.
I love Yurio but it’s high time for some character development. We’ll love him all the more when he grows as a person.