I know that @harrys-shums already talked about the looks between Alec and Magnus in this scene—but can we also please take a second to examine Izzy here?
Because the moment the fighting between Alec and Lydia starts, she turns around and immediately seeks for Magnus. Knowing full well that he might be the only one in this situation who may have a calming effect on Alec. Which even further proves my point because Alec kinda barks at Izzy, too, “Not now, Izzy!” when she tells him to take a break. But he doesn’t yell at Magnus. He just searches for his eyes. Looking at him. Probably on the bridge of breaking down or totally losing it. While Magnus comes forward, slowly, observing the argument. Contemplating what to do now to calm Alec when Lydia just dismisses Alec.
I am just…
It’s just seconds. But their reactions. And the looks. I already feel like this clip messed me up so much emotionally.
HERE COMES A THOUGHT: Steven healing Jasper’s corruption by entering her mind through his dreams, and the whole thing is a giant homage to the ending of Revolutionary Girl Utena.
Jasper is Anthy, and just as Anthy is trapped by swords of hatred, Jasper is trapped by the green spikes of corruption that plagues her mind.
But the Anthy trapped by those swords is not the “true” Anthy, and
the Jasper plagued by corruption is not the “true” Jasper, merely the
monster she’s resigned to be. The “true” Jasper is pure and uncorrupted,
possibly still wearing her Pink Diamond uniform, and Steven finds her
trapped somewhere deep within Jasper’s mind. Maybe she’s hiding in her
own hole from the Beta Kindergarten, sealed shut by the metal spikes
that she used to contain the other corrupted Gems. That’s how she sees
herself now–as nothing more than a corrupted monster.
Steven struggles to free the Jasper trapped inside her hole, just like Utena struggled to free the “true” Anthy trapped inside her coffin…
But he just can’t do it on his own. Jasper has to want to be saved.
“Jasper, please! Please, take my hand!”
I can really imagine Steven with this exact face, because he desperately wants to save Jasper and make everything right. He doesn’t even care that she was his enemy, he doesn’t care if she hates him or if she will always him, all he cares about his helping someone in pain. So he reaches for her…
I have loved watching jerome valeska slowly turn into the joker and that whole scene in the house of mirrors is just so perfect you can see in that exact moment how they’ll be in ten years, batman and joker, fighting the same fight it’s like looking into a mirror and Bruce oh man him looking up and realizing that he’s going to be just like the faceless boy beneath him and that fact being the only thing stopping him I think is the exact moment batman is born and all I gotta say is that when it comes to origin stories gotham did it flawlessly tonight
Twitter is SO fucking disgusting and I am so mad with literally ALL the Beronica shippers there. They are so hateful and rude to the ACTORS LIKE WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING?
The comment’s under this tweet are horrible and I honestly wish that Lili and the whole cast went on Tumblr to see how much support Bughead has.Let me just show you:
‘”Congrats on not having taste” (im honestly so done w humans)
Let me break it down for you. These actors want to release scenes that didn’t make it into an episode because they are PROUD OF THEM. If they weren’t , they wouldn’t post them. So a whole bunch of people saying shit like “if it isn’t beronica keep it” probably makes them feel like SHIT.
I just can’t deal with the Twitter hate. We honestly need to get EVERYONE who ships Bughead ON TUMBLR to go to Lili’s twitter and comment something about Bughead, and then like all the tweets we see about Bughead because this is honestly ridiculous. I have said it before and I will say it okay: It is okay to not ship something/like something, but putting hate onto other people for it is not gonna fix anything. I literally saw someone with the username “@/bugheadcanchoke” and their tagline thing was “Anti lice” :) cool
Sorry guys that I lag behind with the story part of this AU! I already started with the next part but I doesn’t seem like I’ll be able to finish it soon, which is kinda a problem because I have the feeling I’m running out of time.
You should know that there are several parts of the whole story like Past (when they were kids), Pre-Timeskip, Post-Timeskip (Present with the Totland arc) and also a seperate story with the parents.
Yeah and something in me wants to finish the present story part before the manga goes to the next arc. You maybe already saw that I can’t draw such detailed comics and that I just draw specific scenes that are important, which could confuse lot of people (especially when you are new to this blog. Applause to everybody who still understand this confusing mess of a story eventhough I’m jumping always between the times XD
So later I’ll do a bigger post with a timeline and order the comics for a better understanding.
But for now here is a summary about the present part till the current comic strip:
Only just started this year’s bullet journal! After a long wait for the notebook - (three months to be exact) - it finally arrived and I can finally post! As you can probably tell from the messy layout, I’m pretty new to the whole studyblr and bullet journal scene, so please forgive me for that ❤❤❤
I mean, I know we are all losing our chill over Malec (romance and reconnection according to Matt Hastings….like…ahsjahshah) and the beauty that is Harry Shum jr. in that scene but can we also talk about the freaking penthouse itself?
How awesome does that set look? Seriously. All these details. And it looks so cozy. And also so over the top at the same time—but still so like Magnus?? No wonder it felt like the whole season 2A was filmed there from the bts pics we got.
I am just…I need that episode in my life. Like yesterday!
even though I talked about this in an earlier post already and this post is literally perfect (thank you so much for this tho), I really really wanted to dedicate a post to this topic myself after watching the dubbed version.. because somehow, hearing those words in english and watching the whole scene in english language, made me even more confident about the ‘Otabek is thinking about Yuri’ thing.. and I also noticed something else.. (maybe it’s just because I don’t understand japanese and all the feelings in this scene got through to me only with hearing everything in a familiar language).. but let’s start from the beginnig..
everything starts in episode 12 with Otabek’s FS.. immediately after it begins, we can hear Otabek’s voice:
“Now is the time for you to take center stage. The whole world is waiting for you.”
but is he talking about himself? I don’t think so.. becaue why should the world be waiting for him when he’s already out there? why should they want to see him when they already do? no, he’s definitely thinking about someone else, and this one is none other than
yes, Yuri Plisetsky. the russian with the eyes of a soldier admired by Otabek for so long.. I guess it’s pretty clear now that Otabek’s thinking about Yuri here.. not only because he looks up to him but also because it’s animated like this.. why else should they show Yuri in this situation as he walks towards the ice rink? if Otabek’s thoughts were dedicated to himself, wouldn’t they’ve shown something like pictures from Otabek’s past and his way til now? like when he was fighting for coming this far or something like that? this is at least what I think..
but let me continue with the sequence.. next up we have Victor in search for Yakov.. he wants to talk about his comeback (bad timing Victor lol).. anyways, as Yuri realizes that, what Victor proclaims, could mean that Yuuri will retire (and while Victor hugs him so adorably), we hear something from Otabek again:
“Don’t let yourself lose sight of what you want. Now is the time to take off.”
so I thought about something here.. why those words in this situation? yes, sure.. for the second part.. Yuri wants to make an exceptional senior debut, he wants to make history and he wants to win gold.. but in connection with this scene? what is it that Yuri shouldn’t lose sight of? what is it that he truly wants? maybe.. he wants to continue skating with Yuuri as his rival? maybe he doesn’t want Yuuri to retire? maybe he wishes for Yuuri to be happy while doing what he loves the most? maybe.. and only maybe, he likes Yuuri that much.. I mean look at this face
would someone who doesn’t care look like that? probably not.. and in connection with Victor hugging him so thightly
and it seems like Yuri is intently thinking about what he just heard.. he looks a little shocked and somehow like he can’t believe what Victor said.. like ‘This cannot be happening.’.. but also his eyes are sparkling, maybe because he tries to think about a way how he could prevent this from turn into reality? and maybe it comes to his mind that he doesn’t want Yuuri to leave like this? it’s like they say, you first realize that you want and need something when it’s about to disappear..
“Fulfil your dream. Only you can make it a reality. Live your life as it’s meant to be lived. Move. Dance your dream…”
is the next we can hear while watching Otabek’s FS.. I guess this is focused on the ‘winning the GPF’ part again.. also because we’re totally back to the competition feeling in this scene and you can hear and see all kind of reactions to Otabek’s skating.. even though you could assume that he isn’t talking about Yuri here, I think he still is.. why should he start thinking about himself halfway through?
so let’s jump a little forward to the end of this scene..
“This is your beginning. This is your time.”
are the last words from Otabek.. and in addition to his thoughts we see this
at least for me it’s obvious.. he definitely means not himself but Yuri.. these words, the animation with Yuri standing on the rink side with his eyes closed, slowly opening them to face his challenge and lifting his head with confidence and fighting spirit in his expression.. this alone would be perfect.. but is it just me or fits the music just too good? the sound of Otabek’s FS piece Symphony No.9 goes so nicely with Yuri’s acting in this scene.. and with all the emotions shown before.. Yuri is taking on a challenge, that’s what it feels like to me.. and if it’s only his wish to win or to convince Yuuri to stay in competitive figure skating or both.. that’s for you to decide.
that’s all I wanted to say and Thank you YOI fam ♥
WHAT THE FUCK IS s2 OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING MAGNUS IS SO PRETTY AND SO DRAMATIC AND SO EXTRA AND THROWING PARTIES AND DID I SAY PRETTY JFC WHY IS HE SO ATTRACTIVE AND WTF IS HAPPENING ICE SCULPTURES MAGNUS WHY YOU EXTRA SON OF BITCH HELP ME IM DEAD
i’m so sorry you sent this in awhile ago and i just didn’t get around to posting it but this is the best message ever i’m as excited and confused as you are about the whole thing. magnus looks so gorgeous in that outfit everyone looks so pretty?? i can’t wait to gif footage from this party oh gosh. what if we get a balcony makeout scene?? i’m gonna die let’s talk more about this party tbh like everything else is irrelevant except how amazing this party is going to be
magnus and alec having a private moment upstairs away from the crowd
magnus telling alec that he’s a good big brother to max
alec telling magnus that he’s really glad he was able to introduce max to magnus
alec saying he owes magnus one for the party that he’s so glad to have had magnus by his side throughout everything
magnus saying he wants to collect on that now and pulling alec onto the bed
I had the image of Jace reciting the parabatai oath in my head for the whole week. I spent the whole time going ‘they might, but what if they don’t? but they could!’ The Dom posted this on instagram and I almost died because I knew it was happening.
2. “Please don’t leave me Alec.”
I needed some form of pleading from Jace. Something that said ‘I need you, I can’t do this without you.’ Jace saying those words just encompassed all of that and it broke my heart in more ways than I can count.
3. “It’s all right, Alec. All that matters is that you’re back.”
Ever since we figured out that Jace was being taken away from Magnus’ loft, I wanted this. I just wanted him to go ‘It’s okay.’ I wanted him to reassure everyone that it was fine even though he was facing an uncertain future.
4. Jace smiling and Alec being the reason for it.
We got 2 whole episodes of Jace not smiling even once but Alec waking up changed that. No matter how bad things were going for him, Alec being okay, his parabatai being okay, made him smile for the first time in days. (also refer to episode 112).
Everything that I absolutely hoped would happen was in that last scene and I’m gonna fucking cry again because of it.
Can I just voice my eternal appreciation to YOI and its creators for taking that trope and stomping it to pieces with that scene in the garage?
The whole thing is set up! Victor pulls exactly the kind of manipulative, needlessly cruel bullshit that is so COMMON in anime characters, especially mentors. Gotta lie to them, gotta be cruel, it’s for their own good, it’s so they can learn from it. Gotta do all that instead of, oh I don’t know, offering straightforward lessons and emotional support. And in most other anime I’ve watched, it works! The victim learns the lesson and everyone praises the dickturd for being clever and I vomit in my mouth and wait for the plot to move on so I can put it out of my mind.
But Yuuri? Yuuri doesn’t get taken into that shit for one second. He rejects Victor’s half-assed attempts at motivation through callousness and deceit, and tells him to stop being a dickhead and just be there for him.
And that’s??? I love it???
Thank you YOI for rejecting a trope I hate in favor of advancing this wonderful, engaging relationship through honest communication and mutual emotional support good God my skin is clear my crops are watered.
Mkay, so I really try not to say negative things because I just feel like I’d personally prefer as much positivity within such an important online space for me as I can possibly make. (Which is probably why I stopped making my own posts about this show after season 3) but I need to talk about how icky this whole scene made me feel.
This whole “bonding” moment between Henry and H00k made me feel physically ill –if for no other reason than its underlying message of, “ its ok he kept the magic scissors and robbed Emma of any choice about her own fate because, in the end, he ALSO made sure Henry had a say in Emma’s fate so now it’s ok” AND NEITHER OF THEM EVER BOTHERED TO ASK HER!? I mean honestly!? the lack of autonomy that Emma has after this specific little bonding moment kills me.
As someone who used to identify heavily with Emma’s character and all that she had been through, I truly cannot even imagine the panic that would set in by being this trapped by everyone I trusted, or what it would inevitably do to my soul.
These are a collab between me ( @solaris-starr ) and @poisondilu. I sketched it and pois aka: grandma did the line art and colored it. I just had a mighty need to draw post-pacifist swap soriel, and grandma loved it when I showed it to her and she felt the mighty need to line and color it. Now here we are~
We have a whole idea for a scene around these pictures too. Maybe it’ll become a comic one day, after we get some pre-barrier falling stuff out here. Or if it doesnt become one I can just tell you guys what the idea was.
Regarding the last post. I absolutely agree. I'm not against sex scenes in YA, I'm against explicit porn. It's one thing to suggest it just happened (as with the tasteful Chaol scene) but it's a whole other kettle of fish to give impressionable teens unrealistic expectations and ideas.
I don’t think authors realize most teenagers have 0 experience with sex and those unrealistic sex scenes with special efects don’t actually help like… at all. Specially if they don’t serve ANY purpose. I think I can forgive AC0TAR’s sex scenes because that series is a lot more focused on the romance, but in T0G? There’s no need to have a hundred scenes of fae porn in the fifth book. The series is supposed to be about Alien’s journey, an “epic” fantasy series. Why so many sex scenes when the conclusion is almost there? Plot > sex scenes