clearly for children

i’m watching these terrible DreamworksTv shrek webisodes that were clearly made for small children but there’s one on the Presidential election and holy shit what kind of PG political Dreamworks discourse is this

You know what I love about the foxhole court?

It features a canon lgbt relationship between a gay boy and a demisexual boy, a relationship that isn’t even a main focus of the books but still manages to contribute to both the plot and the character development.

A same-sex relationship that doesn’t end tragically, that shows these two characters staying together for years to come and leading a healthy domestic life with two cats, an apartment and a joint career.

A relationship that may not start out well, that is anything but love at first sight, but grows so much through personal struggles and mutual respect, and results in something worthwhile.

A relationship that places heavy emphasis not only on mutual consent, on learning and supporting, on protection and respect, but also on individual independence.

A relationship that doesn’t cast other characters to the sidelines, that isn’t the main character’s only source of happiness, because it takes more than romance to develop a character.

A relationship with a goddamn happy ending that feels entirely deserving for both characters because this is how they love, this is how they overcome their past, this is how they grow, not dependent on each other but side-by-side.

Just a goddamn happy same-sex relationship that doesn’t end in death or separation and that involves characters actually learning to respect and love each other basically???

The lengths some of y'all would go to stop Palestinians from expressing their feelings and reacting to their opression in the ways they see fit. I don’t think an oppressed people have ever had to be so careful as to not offend their oppressors for our complaints and reactions to be considered valid. Ah yes, she didn’t kill Palestinian children herself, she trained Israeli soldiers to kill Palestinian children. Clearly this isn’t basically the same thing. Anyway, fuck Gal Godot, and fuck all y'all bending backwards to silence Palestinians as per usual. Having her play Wonder Woman is an offense to the character herself.

So yeah anyway, boycott the Wonder Woman movie, and fuck Israel.

both luke and leia were clearly children on leashes. luke, because he would follow any stranger who so much as smiled at him and wanted everyone to be his friend and be happy and was saying ‘hi’ to everyone. leia, for, well, the opposite reason. bail organa strapping leia in her less-than-becoming-for-a-princess-leash because if left to her own devices that little girl was going to kick anyone and everyone.

cast your spell so you can rule me

Lance caught his eye, mouth slack with liquor. This close, Keith could see the light spattering of freckles over his nose, could smell the alcohol on his breath. The taller boy winked.


Or: the appendages of Voltron are all little shits, and Coran needs to hide his space booze better

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“Never ever…played this game before?” Keith tried.

Surprise overtook all of their faces, but it was Lance who felt the need voice his dismay. “First of all—” he raised a finger, “—it’s never have I ever. Second, what do you mean you’ve never played this before?”

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i like how people are looking at my joseph analysis and either thing its 100% canon or garbage and horrible and that im just trying to make joseph out to be a villain and that i think robert and mary have no flaws themselves

so have another analysis mostly focused on mary’s issues

this is just my theory guys i never stated anything in there to be canon mary could be an alcoholic for a completely different reason that doesnt relate to josephs cheating in the slightest but i find it hard to believe joseph would settle down with someone he’s fully away has a dependency on alcohol and for years outright do nothing about it to help her especially considering hes a christian youth minister.

it might have something to do with mary mentioning “this isnt my first rodeo, it’s my 5th” which hints that mary has given birth 5 times or shes calling joseph a manchild which would be absolutely savage of her to do right in front of his fucking face

so it leads me to believe she’s either

  • insulting joseph
  • has had a 5th child before that she either had to give up or it died at a young age
  • miscarried
  • or if the cult ending is real she gave birth to a literal demon at one point

“but travis, she says she gave birth to only four!!!”

c-sections are a thing you guys, she only really mentioned natural birth when she says “squeezed four little”

if she miscarried, lost the child when it was young, or had to give up one of her children, it would definitely hurt her quite a bit. she would most likely resort to self-destructive behavior as a result.

and ive got a lot of people wondering why mary would become friends with robert knowing that he’s slept with joseph. she must not know, right? otherwise she’d just hate robert, right?

nah man

mary’s smart, she pay attention to her surroundings. but she’s not a snitch. she most like did confront robert about it after she put the pieces together but robert was most likely still distraught after being thrown aside by joseph and she couldn’t help but feel bad for him. mary’s an extremely compassionate woman, i dont feel like after getting a full explanation from robert that she’d hate him.

she knows because she figured out on her own, assumed robert was the one who seduced joseph only to find out that joseph did the same thing to robert he did to the main dad; got close, told you that his marriage was over, slept with you, and turned around after not talking to you for a long time and saying that he and mary were gonna work things out.

mary resents joseph for not telling her what he did with robert, even after being aware that she knows what he’s doing and being aware of his lies, pretending that he’s only being nice and happy around mc dad just to get them into bed with him.

the way he acts really does take a toll on her and her coping mechanism is to drink and flirt with other men. it’s 100% not healthy and not something she should be doing to herself but its the only way she knows how to keep her marriage and really theyre only staying together for the sake of their kids. they’re all still extremely young, one being autistic as well. it’d be way too much on all four of them to divorce just out of the blue, especially when the children clearly love their parents very much even if we dont see mary interacting with he children in the story.

while joseph is off doing all his dates and organizing church stuff she’s most likely with the children. she doesn’t seem like the type to just avoid her parental duties when she knows her husband isnt going to be around. if she knows joseph is going to be home she’ll go and volunteer at the animal shelter, go hang out with robert, or just drink alone. she wants to detach herself from the world and try to keep her mind off of josephs infidelity.

keep in mind in the cult ending dialogue she does say “you ruined my life” we could piece that together with joseph just being a demon and forcing mary into the cult, but it can only tie to where her drinking problem comes in with joseph being the cause for her addiction. she’s fully aware that she shouldn’t be drinking as much as she is, but she’s become dependent on it since she cant leave joseph.

mary has her faults absolutely but to demonize her completely just from your first impressions of her isn’t fair. we get the first impression that joseph is a kind man who will bake with you and bring you cookies, but if we pull back a few layers, we can start to see something sinister in that pink polo shirt just like we can find a kindhearted but hurt woman when we look into mary’s wine glass.

mary definitely loves joseph, she most likely met him when he was still a sailor and they got together at a young age, she probably got pregnant which forced them to get married, lost the child in some way which started her drinking problem and then her husband started being unfaithful before they even had their first child. val is at least in her mid to late twenties, robert lost his wife around when she was getting ready to go to college, so if robert was josephs first offense (which i really dont feel like it is), joseph has been doing this for a very long time when you think about their childrens ages.

all in all please dont hate mary, she has been through a lot you dont have to agree with her coping mechanism but you also shouldn’t throw her under the bus for her self-destructive behavior.

anonymous asked:

How do i write realistic child charecters?

The number one problem that occurs with child characters is the writer clearly not knowing how children develop. I know that not everyone has actual experience working with children, but that’s not excuse for not doing a little research or asking a writing blog! ;)

When a writer doesn’t know anything about a child character’s age group, it shows. Painfully. More often than not, I see children who are written way below their age level- eleven-year-olds who act like five-year-olds, and so on.

So, the first thing you want to do is…

1. Your research. Try and get a general idea of what kind of vocabulary children have at that age, or what kind of emotional development they have. Usually, children are smarter than people tend to think. A two-year-old acts very differently than a five-year-old, which acts very differently than a ten-year-old. 

Stages of Development

Piaget’s Cognitive Stages

Show and Tell: How Write Realistic Child Characters

2. Experience ≠ Intelligence: One thing that people often assume- even unconsciously- is that children are not that smart. But what you have to remember is that children start off as blank slates who don’t know anything about this world, and that each is learning to navigate this strange new world at difference paces. Just because a child is staring blankly or standing quietly doesn’t mean they’re not thinking. Even if something that they do not understand is happening around them, their gears are constantly moving, trying to figure it all out. 

When a child does something that you think is “stupid”, they are actually just interacting with their unfamiliar world, often in one of a few ways:

Mimicry: Children look to grown-ups as examples- listening in on how you talk and learning some new vocabulary, or looking to you and your reaction when a new situation arises and they are not sure how to handle it. Even when you don’t realize it, they are learning behaviors from you and will sometimes try to imitate them. (That’s why there is so much importance in ‘setting a good example’ for younger people.)

Trial and Error: This is a especially common in younger children, like toddlers or even babies. In a brand new world, anything is fair game to try. We as grown-ups know that you should not hit the cat just because you want it to move. Toddlers don’t, and so, they might try to hit the cat, and the cat will scratch them, and thus they have learned “don’t hit the cat.” 

3. Dialogue: One of the most obvious characters you might see in a child character is their manner of speaking. Language is complicated, and it takes children years to figure it out. Grammar is complicated. We can go our whole lives without ever mastering it.

The development of language is going to be a key indicator to the reader for the approximate age of the character. In any case, stereotypical baby talk gets on the nerves. 

You’re going to want to look at your child development for language development for ages, but more than anything, try to listen to children talk. There are plenty of videos on the internet that you can use.

Common traits in the way kids talk:

  • Speed: Kids tend to have a lot of run-on sentences, especially when they are excited.
  • Mixing up pronouns: This is particularly common kids aged 2-5. The most common type I’ve seen is the mix up words like “his” and “him”- for example, a child might say “it’s him car” instead of “it’s his car”
  • Backtracking: Children will often get ahead of themselves when talking- meaning, speaking faster than they can think. There is a lot of “oh wait” and “oh yeah” especially when telling a story.
  • Repetition: Fairly self-explanatory. Children will often say the same thing over and over.
  • Statements: Children tend to state the obvious, oftentimes things that adults wouldn’t bother to say.
  • Vocabulary: As mentioned, children tend to mimic things that they see and hear. Sometimes they will use a word even when they don’t know what they mean exactly.
  • Sense of Time: Again, this is particularly younger children. Toddlers will often begin stories that happened months ago with “yesterday”, just because they don’t have a real concept of time.

4. Personality: Remember, children are not another species of beings. They are people, and individuals, and each one is unique. They are going to behave differently.

Nature: Think of your child’s innate personality. Are they quiet? Outgoing? Observant? Imaginative? People change with their experiences, but you can still see who they are as individuals even looking back. 

Nurture: Think about the environment in which your character lives or is growing up, and how it affects them. For example, children who are rarely separated from the their parents when they are young tend to be more wary and dependent. 

Mainly, get familiar with have children think, speak, move, and behave. If you have a question about a particular behavior for a child, you can always feel free t ask as well, and I’ll see what I can answer!


Symbolism in In a Heartbeat

You guys can all ignore this, it’s mostly be gushing about stuff in a textppst because it would’ve been way too long for a message. I just have a semester of film analysis and a lot of feelings. Also this is for @poppypng

I remember seeing a post that the creators specifically played with light and wanted to break the pattern of light being associated with positivity and darkness, negativity. They clearly made it so that the shadier scenes is when Sherwin is the most safe and comforted. The more brightly lit scenes are when feelings are most out in the open and vulnerable. Some of my favorite uses of this is when the doors close on Jonathan and he gets washed over with shadows and at the end when small amounts of light begin to shine in on the pair under the tree.

Lack of dialogue:
Usually I dislike it when there’s a lack of verbal communication in animations, even though I understand why it’s there. With In a Heartbeat though, I feel it helps. None of the scenes require it and makes it more realistic. I want to point out that the scene in the school doesn’t need the dialogue because it makes Jonathan’s embarassment and Sherwin’s panic more obvious. Another great use of it is at the end when Jonathan comes around to comfort Sherwin. It’s the unspoken understanding that makes it more meaningful.

In the school scene, Jonathan is on the floor and Sherwin is standing over him. While they are both victims and vulnerable, but Jonathan has the ability to break Sherwin’s heart. But because Sherwin is standing, it helps show that he has the real power over the situation. There’s a lot you could argue about who the real victim is but this is my preliminary observation.
The other scene I think uses this well is the end when Jonathan becomes in control, finding Sherwin. He comes down to Sherwin’s level to show that they’re okay and on the same page.

Personification of the Heart:
This is very obviously the message of the short but I’m going to talk about it anyway. The whole thing symbolizes that you can’t control your emotions. They’re stronger than you, can get away from you, get you into awkward situations, and force you to make tough decisions (even if it hurts). Jonathan literally holds Sherwin’s heart in his hands.

Small Details:
1. School: Clearly shows that they’ve students/ children.
2. Uniform: Points out that they are probably going to a private school, and that their peers are most likely to have stronger opinions.
3. Apple: There is no way Jonathan could have spun that apple on this finger like that. I think this is an original way of showing how we idolize those we admire.
4. Book: Intelligence
5. Trash Can: If this wasn’t a joke, then it was a missed opportunity.
6. Broken Heart: Pretty obvious but still worth noting the symbolism.
7. Angle: When it shows the other students judging the boys, it has the point of view beneath them. This makes them look more daunting and intimidating.
8. Music: the music in this is fantastic. That’s all.
9. The “camera” swooping when Sherwin follows Jonathan while still in the tree, is so smooth and clean? Beautiful.

That’s what I have. I might be looking into some things far too much and I might have missed some other things. Thank you for reading.

anonymous asked:

Joseph is actively abusive but alright whatever I guess

Actively abusive…? What makes you think he’s actively abusive?

For starters, he’s an excellent parent. Since Mary couldn’t give a shit about her kids, he seems to be raising them on his own while simultaneously holding down a job to support his family, and he clearly loves and pampers those children. The worst thing he’s done is let his older kids play in the woods nearby the playground while he was sitting there with them.

He also isn’t abusive towards his wife. Even when she’s sloshed (which is nearly 24/7) and being rude as hell to him and other people (and their kids,) he’s nice. The worst he’s done is asked her to stop talking and find their toddler that she lost when she was being extremely crude at the cookout. She also hits on other men without a second thought. Sometimes in front of him, if I remember correctly. And he doesn’t mention it.

And then there’s Robert. They had a fling, probably a year or two ago. Even if they were drunk, of which they probably were, I’m assuming both of them consented to that. It sounds like Joseph led him on, but Robert was willingly having sex with a married man who has children. That same married man is the husband of his best friend. The best friend of who he watches flirt with other men on a nightly basis. And says nothing to.

And to the MC, I really wouldn’t classify his behavior as abusive. Yes, he was courting you while still married–but neither him nor Mary wear their wedding rings outside of events where they’ll be seen together–but his wife was also flirting with people on the side. He was aware of that, and she was, too. Hell, she knew he knew, and she also knew that you were messing around with Joseph. She didn’t seem terribly bothered by it. And in both endings? He clearly had second thoughts after the boat scene. Up until then, he was planning on staying with the MC, but he backed out for the sake of his kids.

So yeah, he’s done some questionable things. Were all of them right? No. Were they technically abusive? No. 

Baby versions of the elemental dragons because why not? About time I got a new blog header/wallpaper anyways.

(Edit: FireAlpaca’s Expand Selection can only do so much and the sharp edges of the white outline were bugging me so I fixed em)

Modern Times

Pairing: Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers x Reader // Nat, Clint, Sam, Tony, Wanda.

Warning: cynically none Romantic, being blunt about none relationships and sex.

A/N: This is something I found randomly in my saves figured I would post it. See what y’all think.

A one shot about Reader whose a none romantic and doesn’t believe in relationships trying to explain her lifestyle to the Avengers Team, specifically the two men from the 40′s who don’t understand as she teases them.

“It just doesn’t make sense.” Steve shakes his head. Nat and Wanda laugh, Tony shrugs, Sam nods that grin on his lips, Clint is watching you with curiosity.

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Neptune:5th house 💞🦄💞

-Possess a strong mystical creativity

-Natural ability to play roles can manifest as artistic talent in drama/acting

-Pleasure can come from Neptunian activities like artistic pursuits,recreational drug/alcohol use,or spiritual/mystical activities

-You probably try to make the sex/romance look how they do in movies

-Great love of music as well as Cinema/Movies
-Children are emotionally (and psychically)
sensitive, intuitive ,possibly artistic

-Sometimes this placement manifests as adopting a child,like Uranus in the 5th

-Sometimes there can be mysterious circumstances related to the birth of the child

-Have trouble seeing your children clearly, can over-idealize them which sets you up for disillusionment,and can perceive lovers the same way

-Romantics;dream of love

-A lot of seducing with this placement (could go both ways)

-You probably put up with a lot of shit from your partner

-Secret romances are common with this placement

-Boundaries can be unclear in love which can make things confusing

-Attracts victim-savior relationships where one feels like they need to save/help the other in some way(or vice versa), this can manifest in many ways like having a lover with a drug problem,a lover who is crippled/disabled in some way ,or sexually confused are all examples of how this placement can manifest

-I read that this placement can have intuitive insight into the stock market in some circumstances,however that works??

can we stop acting like there aren’t certain kinks that do 100% deserve to be shamed for and are *gasp* harmful? fetishation of minorty groups being a big one, be it based on race, gender or sexuality. or the way certain circles fetishise youth/childlike innocence through age play and using pet names that are very clearly intended for children, even if the other person is of age “my little girl”, having them dress in kid clothes, etc., physically violent, 24/7 BDSM relationships that are practically nothing more than abusive relationships badly disguised as a kink, etc.  

we should not be arguing that people calling out how harmful it is sexualizing abuse, children and people based on their ethnicity or sexual preference is “kinkshamming”. 

  • me: i'm 19 and i can confirm that people my age view 15/16 year olds as children. there is no reason a decent person my age would be with someone that young romantically.
  • ot*yuri shippers: um?? but its only a 3 year age gap?? which is perfectly healthy?? gosh stop hating omg you don't know what you're talking about

i see y'all unfollowing and indirecting me okay just because she is smiling in the photos doesn’t mean she feels comfortable it is not alright to make assumptions like that please calm down and stop acting like you and taylor share a psychic link???