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Gilmore Girls study moods
  • Rory: Sitting in your room surrounded by notes, phone switched off, sweatpants on. Neat cursive handwriting, an empty coffee cup next to you, cross referencing your sources, old school encyclopedias, a CD you borrowed from your friend, only taking a break every 2 hours, focusing on your goals.
  • Lorelai: Kitchen table, papers everywhere, empty coffee cups scattered around the room. Hair in a messy bun and pencil behind your ear, determined when you want to be. TV on in the background. Taking a break every 20 minutes for more coffee and to call your friends to tell them how boring your study is. Accomplishing your goals despite the mess.
  • Lane: Jamming out to rock music while you work, pigtails, your work is surprisingly organised but you find it hard to focus. You've tried the pomodoro technique but it was hard to stick to, so you take tiny breaks to air guitar when a good part of a song comes on. Getting distracted by your roommates.
  • Luke: Your notes are all in one notebook, scribbled in with a classic blue biro. Black coffee in a mug, reading glasses that you never let other people see, a comfy worn-in office chair, the smell of wood. Not worrying about being neat, keeping things as simple as possible. You do what works for you. It's a relaxed environment.
  • Kirk: Studying in the library next to stacks of library books, 15 tabs open on your computer, desk full of pages. Gathering intense background knowledge of everything you come across. Calling your friends to tell them about new things you've learned. Quizzing yourself every 30 minutes, which counts as a break.
  • Sookie: Sitting on the floor with your notes spread out around you. Four different types of study snacks. Highlighter marks on your face somehow. Switching subject every 10 minutes to keep yourself interested. Hot chocolate breaks every 20 minutes. Thriving off encouragement from your loved ones. Papercuts.
  • Paris: Your study lasts all day. First at the library, then at home. Work organised into neat folders, a different notebook for each subject. Straight lines and hand drawn banners. Hair in a neat bun. Glass full of different color highlighters. Scheduled breaks every 45 minutes to increase productivity. Framed photos of people who inspire you. Thriving off of competition.

I also tried my hand at redesigning Nightwing before I started. I hate changing his look too much as his classic blue and black one seems to fit so well and adding anything to his costume just adds bulk to his free flowing style. Though I really wanted to try to use his collar and open shirt look but I knew they wouldn’t go for it.

Something I really appreciate about the new BATB film is that the costumes managed to (1) pay perfect homage to the original color tones and styles as seen in the animation and yet (2) carry symbolic changes and account for characters’ personalities, while also (3) being period appropriate. Like, wow. Major kudos to the costume designer and associated staff on this one.  

For example, let’s just talk about Beast/Prince wardrobe, which I find really interesting and beautiful. BATB begins with a dance, and the Prince is in this very dark, regal yet kind of gaudy clothing, standing out from the sea of women in white. (He’s also wearing a makeup mask, which is just another awesome layer of symbolism and era-appropriateness that I will not go into right now.) 

Throughout the film, Beast’s clothes get progressively lighter: from dark, torn rags (like he’s a criminal, a prisoner in his own palace) to the iconic lighter blue suit at the dance…to the moment Belle declares her love and they’re both dressed in all white (in this case, a symbol of purity and absolution)…to the very end, where the Prince wears blue again, but this time it’s the lightest shade of blue we see him wear. This change also reminds me of the trailer, where the word “Beast” in the title grows lighter as it gets closer to the word “Belle”. Beast’s subtle clothing changes represent the changes in his disposition and character. His wardrobe follows the path of the curse, from its inception to completion, as the castle goes from dark to light, from winter to spring, from death to life. 

The two other dance scenes are also important. 

When Belle and Beast dance together for the first time, Belle is the one who stands out in that stunning yellow dress. When Beast lets her go, her yellow dress positively pops in an otherwise monochrome, snow-covered forest, like a beacon in the night. And as he watches her go, he returns to rags, representing his hope leaving him behind.

In contrast, when Belle and the Prince dance together at the end, they both stand apart from the crowd but for different reasons than before. Unlike their first dance, this time the Prince is the one who shines the most in an otherwise temperate crowd, which parallels the opening dance scene. Unmasked, the Prince is in a light blue and white suit, the opposite of how he dressed before; and yet, this ending suit almost matches how Belle was dressed at the beginning of the movie, in her classic blue and white dress. Meanwhile, although at first glance Belle’s mostly white dress at the end might make her appear like just another girl in the crowd, she really stands out due to the roses on her dress, like a physical manifestation of spring coming back to the castle and the curse being lifted. 

UPDATE: Holy heck tree’s finally finished, whoop~ And thank goodness for it, I’m still debating whether I ought to resize the whole thing for better viewing. o.o;

New names are new bc I didn’t like the canon name for Amber and co. in the LEAST. Also, pleasant reminder to keep your hands off the fanbabies Flame and Plume, thank you. 

Canon-friendly tree here: Firestar Family Tree -Canon-

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RFA+Saeran+V Reacting to MC cosplaying as them

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Zen:

  • You wear black pants, a nice black sweater, and of course a white cardigan that resembles his famous white coat
  • You meet up with him, expecting him to react right away
  • For someone who is supposedly into himself, he actually doesn’t even notice.
  • He’s literally wearing the same outfit
  • You take a bunch of selfies (just like he does) and post them on the chat
  • You recite some of his lines throughout the day
  • He finally grabs your shoulders and says “Are you okay? What’s going on? Why are you acting like this?”
  • You smirk “Whoa now. Careful, or you’ll awaken the BEAST™”
  • He stares for a long second before cracking up laughing
  • He’s so happy you dressed like him
  • His turn to take a bunch of selfies with you

Yoosung:

  • You dress in a striped shirt and a classic blue hoodie
  • You even have his signature hairpin
  • You put on a video game headset
  • When you see him, you yell into the (unplugged) speakers some of his usual phrases while playing LOLOL
  • He notices right away cutie
  • He’s so happy
  • You can be that kind of couple that has matching outfits
  • His dream come true!
  • After this, he also buys you guys matching LOLOL shirts

Jaehee:

  • You show up in her business suit, skirt, glasses and all
  • Instead of a clipboard, you have a framed photo of Zen under your arm
  • She knows you by now
  • She knows exactly what you’re doing
  • She doesn’t humor you at all
  • Although, there is a picture of you that appears in the chatroom later

Jumin:

  • Okay, so you couldn’t be as subtle with him
  • You show up in a three-piece business suit and a stuffed animal cat resembling Elizabeth the 3rd
  • As expected, he doesn’t react
  • Instead, he walks up to you and fixes your tie like you usually do for him
  • He pets the stuffed animal
  • “Oh, my beautiful princess also has a twin.”
  • He kisses the top of its head
  • He leaves mentioning he’s making you pancakes
  • He says, “Jumin loves his pancakes fluffy, so I’ll make it that way.”
  • You’re more confused than he is
  • You don’t see him laughing in the kitchen


Seven:

  • You have the red shirt, the head phones, the cross necklaces, the hoodie, and of course the glasses
  • You show up at his door with an Arabic dictionary and Honey Buddha Chips in your hands
  • He opens the door, looks you up and down, and sighs
  • “Finally a chance to love myself.”
  • You throw the bag of chips at him

Saeran:

  • With Seven’s help, you raid his closet
  • You find his classic, argyle sweater and tanktop combination
  • He does a double take at first
  • “Is that mine?” 
  • You laugh and explain
  • “Take it off.”
  • You weren’t expecting that
  • He forces you to change because he wanted to wear that sweater today
  • Gives you one of his other sweaters though

V:

  • You dress up with a nice blazer and a camera around your neck
  • When you see him for coffee, he’s acting suspiciously normal
  • He’s chatting away in a normal conversation like nothing is wrong
  • It’s not until you decide to add sunglasses to your little costume do you realize your mistake
  • *Stares into the camera like the office*
  • He smiles at you “You went quiet. What’s wrong?”
  • “I think I’m gonna change before dinner…” 
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Full catalogue of 1998-2000 standard adult Furbys!

Please let me know if anything is incorrect–colours, names, whatever. I’m willing to edit this to make it better for everyone’s reference!

Note that all eye colours are simply representative of possible eye colours, and not 100% accurate to each Furby.

next up, Furby Babies… and then the limited editions… gently sobs

gay klance theory

i’m writing this without looking into or researching anything whatsoever so people have probably noticed this too but this is my theory on why klance could/should become canon: it has several uncanny parallels to korrasami, a canonical same-sex couple from the same studio that made voltron. i know some people have already pointed out the similarities, but this post compiles every piece of evidence i have noticed thus far.

[all images hastily pulled from google]

first and most obvious, lance (blue paladin) and keith (red paladin) follow the classic blue-red same sex couple trend. an interesting thing to add, in voltron: legendary defender, they made the choice to actually change keith’s lion back to red (keith had been the black paladin in voltron: force) and lance to blue (he had previously been red). of course this could just be because shiro was the obvious choice for black paladin and the rest fell into place, but one can dream.

there are also several character design elements that are paralleled between lance/korra and keith/asami…i think those are pretty explanatory. one similarity of note is that asami and keith are both (at least partially) japanese.

there also comes into play the elements associated with each character. 

see what i mean? 

well….asami isn’t a bender but her japanese name does strongly hint towards her fire nation ancestry.

not to mention that (at least in lance’s eyes), keith and lance are introduced as clear rivals, possibly even romantic rivals for allura’s attention. this is not unlike asami and korra’s original relationship as romantic rivals. 

another random parallel: keith and asami were both placed under suspicion because they were offspring of traitors to the cause?

anyway. i know this is kind of a stretch but i think the studio behind both of these shows is clever enough to make these parallels intentionally. and if this isn’t a good basis for a canonical mlm couple in a kids’ cartoon, i think it should be.

UPDATE: CANON TREE FINALLY FINISHED

Canon-friendly family tree for whoever prefers canon over my small tweaks~

Original tree here: Firestar Family Tree

Dandelion and Juniper’s looks are however completely original, considering the Erins haven’t seen fit to give them an official design… and chances are, they’ll turn out COMPLETELY unrealistic anyhow so who cares~

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