not to be dramatic or anything but sean is probably blaming himself to death knowing he couldn’t really save the mc and must think they’re dead and he can’t do anything about it and it’s probably killing him because he’s always trying to put everyone’s well being before him and now he couldn’t protect the mc, and it wasn’t his fault at all but he must think it is and it’s so unfair
What made you fall in love with the Red Queen series? Like which characters you love, or amazing fight scenes?
i love a good plot twist and rq is full of them- so i guess that’s what drew me in initially. ESPECIALLY when the plot twist is so well thought out that little clues were sprinkled in throughout the entire book, so that when u reread you start noticing things and you’re like, “how did I not see this before????”
example: kc, the epilogue seems so obvious now, looking back at Cal’s arc and his actions in kc. but we were all DISTRACTED with Maven’s sob story and the marecal fluff.
that takes some damn good planning if u ask me
i also like how a lot the characters aren’t traditional ya tropes, and they’re all very flawed. i’ll admit, first book to me seemed a tropey, but it’s become its own story as it’s gone on. the books just seem to be getting better and better imo.
also i’m so confused how i can ship marecal and not ship it and hate maven but feel sorry for him, there’s so much depth to the main characters and everything is so subjective. nothing is totally good and nothing is totally bad, except elara and obviously the red discrimination but other than that,,,
1. Season one. His very first line. Before we even saw him. That’s when I knew he was gonna be my fave. Had me smiling within 5 seconds of being on the show. When I first fell in love with him ❤️
2. THE SCENE WHERE HE ESCAPES THE CHAIR AT WOODBURY AND KILLS WALKERS WITH WALKER BONES OH MY GODDDD! Such an amazing scene and he looks soooo good doing it too!
3. The scene where he checks Maggie for scratches! It defines him in so many ways even though it’s like a 30 second scene. My kind hearted baby.
4. When he comes crawling out from under the trash after two weeks of thinking he was “dead.” Not only was I crying tears of joy, but my knees were weak because how good he looked all dirty and bloody? Boy had me shook!
5. When he tells the group they bury their people and don’t burn them. That was a huge pavement for the rest of the show. Like when we see them burying their people now all I think about is how Glenn made that happen. If it wasn’t for him setting that rule, they would be burning them. The heart of the show.
So, as promised, here’s my list of lesbian movies for all of our lovely followers and the people you want to share it with. I hope I haven’t forgotten any good ones, but if you feel like that is the case, feel free to add movies to the list!
This is my gift for all of you, I hope you’ll like it ♥
/ Mod W
Tipping the Velvet
based on the book by sarah waters (she has written many lesbian books!)
it’s a bbc adapatation
technically a mini series but i like to see it as three hours of lesbian content heaven
it’s about this girl who falls in love with an actress and she goes to see her at the theatre five billion times until the actress notices her (that’s just the first part, other things happen to the main so watch the rest for more lesbian content~)
the main character (nan astley/king) is like… my fave. i love her.
the book is very good too!!!
honestly i have so much love for this movie/book i get all giddy just thinking of it
lesbian gangster/mob movie do i need to say more???
the main actresses are cute af (one of them is a butch lesbian!)
it’s awesome and very cool
(gonna trigger warn for use of lesbophobic slurs used by some characters/some lesbophobic violence)
Below Her Mouth
meh plot with amazing sex scenes basically?
a lot of sex scenes
i mean it like half the movie is graphic sex so if ur uncomfortable with that you probably shouldn’t watch it lol
all female cast
willa from wynonna earp!
also based on a book by sarah waters (called Fingersmith, there’s a bbc adaptation of it too which you should totally check out as well)
good quality movie right there
(putting a trigger warning here for sexual and psychological abuse and abuse in general)
one of few good swedish movies
basically about two step-sisters who fall in love (they’re not actually related i promise)
But I’m a Cheerleader
baby natasha lyonne is in this one! also i have a crush on clea duvall in this movie lol
a very cute love story tbh
you’ve probably heard of it before but idc cause it’s great
(it’s like a satire of conversion therapy so if that’s something you can’t watch i don’t recommend this movie for you in particular)
If These Walls Could Talk 2
a bunch of famous actresses (like chloë sevigny, michelle williams, natasha lyonne, ellen degeneres, etc. etc.)
divided in three segments from three different periods in time
one segment is set during the feminist movement in the 70s and features chloë sevigny as a butch lesbian with a motorcycle do i even need to say more??
Anatomy of a Love Seen
this is about two actresses who were a couple when they shot a movie together and now they have to go back and re-shoot some love scenes but they’re not a couple anymore and it’s sad af
i have basically never seen this movie in any rec lists but it’s actually one of my faves and i cry so much to this movie tbh
this is a good one
also pretty funny tbh!
it’s about a doctor who falls in love with a dancer and the doctor’s relationship with her conservative mom
it’s kind of rom-comish
Lost and Delirious
warning: very sad like super sad?
it’s about a girl who goes to a boarding school and so happens to become roommates with a lesbian couple
teen angst squared and multiplied with gay panic
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls In Love
you may have heard of this one but if you haven’t it’s time you watch it
that woman who plays tina on the l word is a butch-ish girl in this one
VERY CUTE and chill
every time i watch this it feels like this movie is the director’s BABY like it seems like she cares about this story so much and it makes the movie feel so genuine and lovely
i want every baby lesbian to watch this, please, it’s my gift to you.
you may have heard of this one too but if you haven’t seen it yet it’s definitely worth a watch!
the heroine falls in love with the villain (that enemies to lovers trope tho!!)
old but good!
i feel like this movie is on most of these long rec lists but people probably don’t watch it cause it’s old but it is actually pretty good!
your classic “oops i thought i was straight but that woman is hot” story
Margarita With a Straw
indian girl figures out she’s bi when she goes to uni in new york and meets a lesbian girl
cute, funny, sad, it has everything tbh
The Hours (actually one of my all-time favorite movies/books!)
You know the thing about him I noticed that I haven’t seen anyone mention? He’s a sniper with PTSD right? And there’s that scene where he points his rifle at the enemy sniper in the tower and can’t pull the trigger. And usually that would mean that the main character would end up having a conversation with him after which he’d get a ‘second opportunity’ to take that shot and this time wouldn’t flinch.
And we’d be supposed to be proud of him because he ‘overcame his trauma’ by… doing the thing that caused his trauma in the first place?
BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT HAPPENED HERE, instead we get an amazing scene where when Charlie thinks there’s no point in him going with them for their mission Diana smiles at him and tells him that there is: without him they wouldn’t have anyone to sing to them.
And I thought it was just so… in line with the message this movie was sending. And so true to Diana’s character.
Because in her eyes Charlie’s value as a person or a friend doesn’t rest in whether or not he can pull the trigger and kill.
And I though it was important.
I mean this movie was filled with many such small but significant moments that addressed things like sexism and racism and the atrocities of colonization, and I’d mention them all it’s just that this one was one I hadn’t seen someone already discussing.
The fact that Daenerys walked right past the throne, headed straight for the Chamber of the Painted Table, then asked “Shall we begin?” just signifies that her primary goal isn’t simply to sit on any throne. Her foremost goal is to win, and then she will rule. She has her eye on that fucking prize, and there is no way she’s going to let anyone get in her way.
I know all I can do right now is talk about the Renora scene on the airship but can we please talk about the renora scene on the airship? But most importantly..REN’S EXPRESSIONS.
When he first looks at her, he looks a little unsure but then his face gradually turns into a soft expression.
It’s like Ren made the realization that he loves Nora (although, he probably realized that earlier when Nora pushed him under the building…or earlier than that but it’s now more apparent that the Grimm that killed his parents is dead and that’s A LOT off his shoulders and mind).
AND THEN HE STARTS MOVING HIS HAND TO HOLD HER HAND AND UGH THIS SCREENCAP DOESN’T DO ENOUGH TO CAPTURE HIS GROWING SMILE. ONE MILLION BLESSINGS TO THE ANIMATION TEAM FOR SAYING SO MUCH WITH JUST THE TINIEST LITTLE MOVEMENTS OF HIS FACE.
NORA’S INITIAL REACTION IS SO PURE AND CUTE AND EVERYTHING I EVER NEEDED. (And Ren’s face is just…wow…have you ever seen him more serene with the world because I haven’t)
And then Ren puts his hand on-top of Nora’s and Nora holds up his hand and I can just see her examining it like “he really put his hand on my hand”. The way they readjust their hands just kills me in the best way.
NORA’S EXPR/ESSION HERE IS EVEN PURER THAN THAT LAST ONE AND IT JUST SCREAMS “REALLY?”. Like, she’s looking at him to make sure what’s happening is really happening…that he might have the same feelings for her that she’s felt for him for so many years.
AND HE JUST CONFIRMS EVERYTHING SHE’S THINKING (AND HE /KNOWS/ SHE’S THINKING) BY GIVING A LITTLE NOD/CLOSING HIS EYES.
THAT LOOK RIGHT THERE I WILL TALK ABOUT THIS LOOK ALL DAMN DAY, WEEK, YEAR, AND CENTURY. THAT IS LOOK IS LOVE.
I thought this entire scene did an amazing job of developing their relationship and taking it beyond being close friends/crushes with just the smallest details in the animation. A kiss would have amazing and gladly accepted, but I thought their expressions and body language did soooo much more than what a kiss could have done here (besides, there’s plenty more time for kisses in the next volume ;)).
If that scene you meant to be emotional, jaw-dropping and climactic isn’t working right, try taking a step back.
All the usual aspects of a good scene also apply to the buildup toward a good scene. As well as including all these aspects into the scene itself, remember that at the point where your awe inspiring scene hits…
The reader should already feel deep, ‘positive’ emotions for the characters involved, whether that be love, intrigue, or an I love to hate them feeling.
The reader should already understand and have witnessed the characters struggling in some way with the goals they are working towards during that scene.
The reader should already have a clear picture of the character’s relationships and emotions, and understand which direction they are moving.
The reader should already be well-based in the plot and have a good understanding of every piece of information they need order to be fully immersed in the scene.
The reader should already have a clear picture of the current stakes and playing field, so they can decide what outcome to root for. (Or in some cases, they can feel the same desperation the pov character has as they realize there are no good outcomes.)
Most importantly, remember that there are no perfect first drafts, and barely any half-decent second, third, or fourth drafts either. If you need to rewrite and rewrite a few times over, that’s okay.
Just because the amazing scene in your head seems to fall short once it’s written, doesn’t mean all its amazingness isn’t still buried in there somewhere.
From all the amazing scenes of the entire Gloomverse comic, I decided to animate this one, especially because I’m improving some animation techniques. I posted both Video and GIF file because the last one always cut some frames.
I hope you enjoy it! Your comics are awesome CQ :D