While everyone is freaking out over playlist live, I’m gonna be emo here for a sec about that Blessing™ of a sims video. I only just realised that whenever Dan or Phil talk about the friendship (not the future relationship) between Dab and Evan, they get sO EXCITED and as you saw they always age them up at the same time and get super giddy about it and everything. Even when they first decided to ‘create’ Evan, they were adamant to make Dab a friend instead of just having him befriend different people as he aged up. Also, whenever Dan and Phil talk about Dab, they always seem to mention their own childhood memories and reminisce over that (that Matey bubble stuff, the fabric light thing, the sandpit). That’s when I realised…
Dab and Evan are surrogates for the Dan and Phil that didn’t get to grow up with each other.
They are using these two sims (who have a LOT of resemblance to them imo) to inadvertently get to spend the childhood together that they wished they had. I ship the hell out of Dab and Evan (lmao), but if they never become a couple onscreen it’s because they’re such strong mirrors for Dan and Phil themselves that they aren’t willing to do that (regardless of if phan is ‘real’ or not, Dab and Even represent the beautiful friendship Dan and Phil share).
But if you do happen to ship phan, watching the boys talk about Dab and Evan and shipping makes it even more dramatic, just saying. 😂
A/N: Ahhh things are getting more exciting :D I hope you all enjoy! Please let me know ^^
The woman smiles at Bucky as he calls
out to her, as if she knew that he was going to approach her. Bucky gives her
an uneasy grin and clears his throat. He’s opening his mouth to tell her
something when she thrusts a business card out at him.
“I have an appointment I have to
attend right now,” she says, not waiting for Bucky to say anything else. And Bucky
feels a shiver go through him. She knew too much, and when she stared into his
eyes it was like she was looking at the deepest parts of him. It unsettled him.
“You can call me next week and we can settle an appointment.”
Time is slipping away as you wait for Bucky to return home from a mission so you can celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Reader
Warnings: This pure, shameless fluffy fluff…no really.
Word Count: 2,322
A/N: I was sitting in a creative meeting today and we were looking at some vintage designs when I spotted something that just screamed for a story. I can’t tell you what it was here but it’s down below ;) So for the next hour I tried to discreetly type out on my phone the story that was running through my head while also trying to pay attention to my coworkers. Be warned that this is a quickie and hasn’t been subjected to my usual weeks and weeks of editing, rewriting and obsessing.
It’s 11:00pm in Budapest.
1:00am in Moscow.
5:00pm in the Avengers compound where you are
hunched over a screen tracking the quinjet on radar.
You’ve been silently
staring at the display of vintage world clocks in the control room for hours;
lulled by the sweep of the second hands as they circle slowly.
Just ten more minutes you
tell yourself. In ten minutes, Bucky
will be home.
I’ve neither been to a comic con or invested my time meeting up with like minded fans to spend a weekend long catching up. I have indeed been around a fandom or two, immersed myself in all things shippery and of course battled the sides good and evil whereupon one side always believes actors do not date their costars or they’re either gay/bi or simply prefer dead beats or blonde bimbos with about as much talent as a toe nail (sound familiar?) What I bring to observations is years or reading body language (how your behavioural responses react) and micro expressions (facial responses)
I have always explained that it takes more facial expressions (that includes what your thoughts pattern comes up with through word association) to tell a lie, than it does to tell the truth. Body language is not hard to understand, it’s the motives behind the body language that’s more interesting. I could drone on lol about the differences of behavioural psychology but for the purposes of my musings I will keep it short.
Actors are great liars, they have to be. They are playing imagination stories, where they become a different person and it’s their job to make you believe they are that person you are watching. They can switch in and out of character at a split second and that’s why they are actors. But…like politicians they don’t like being caught off guard. I generally as a rule do not read print interviews, they are very one dimensional and are at the mercy of not only the writer but also the editor before it goes to copy. That’s where you get the whole ‘don’t believe everything you read in papers’ but since the birth of social media that also applies to gossip sites/entertainment blogs and so on. The best type of interview is video, where an interviewr conducts it in a pretty relaxed atmosphere, and you can pick up micro expressions and body language easier. When the person being interviewed and their words, cannot be taken out of context, it’s not as easy to hide behind lies. You cannot control your body language, many have tried. Politicians are schooled to use their hands a certain way when they are talking to come across 'open’ and 'responsive’ when dealing with the press. It’s not so easy to school your face into becoming less expressive, because your eyes are the biggest source of showing your true emotion.
Actors have the same level of schooling, which is why in history it’s easier to move from acting into politics, it’s just another role, just another stage you are stepping onto…but with greater consequences for your performance. Now the key to my lengthy observation has a lot to do with truth over lies, especially the weekend of comic con. I understand many have come to the Outlander fandom as new shippers and have never had to witness in their shipping the level of hostility from particular people, who simply will not accept the male lead is attracted to the female lead and vice versa. So the shipping level really grates on their nerves. Add to that they in their own little world want 'said’ actor simply for themselves. They get cross when he does something or says something stupid. They nanny and scold that he’s not behaving a particular way, meanwhile they constantly put down his costar, always berating her for how she dresses, how she acts, what she looks like. Because in their minds she’s not good enough for him (sound familiar?) The shippers see good and bad in both but believe with their own eyes they are a couple.
They cannot be a couple if they are dating someone else (although many an attraction has ended other relationships)
*You cannot help sexual attraction for a person you are working with. You can fight it and mostly win. But for others it’s a stronger pull than denial.
*You cannot fake attraction (see above) animal behaviour is no different when you are human - it’s instinctual you see a potentially mate and you make your move to attract them. You each give off a sexual scent (pheromones) to attract, straighten your back, puff out your chest (male) play with your hair or neck, cross and uncross your legs (female) point your feet in the direction of your attraction and so on. Dilated pupils and aroused parts of male and females erogenous zones is also partularly telling.
As an actor, you are very good at 'pretending’ you are with someone, in a performance you are only as good as your 'chemistry’ with the other actor is allowed. There are many forms of chemistry and not necessarily 'sexual’ in orientation. You develop a good working relationship with someone you become good friends with. Makes it easier to work with them in 'serious or sexual scenes.’ No actor that I know of particularly like doing sex scenes and those who do…well it implies they either don’t find the whole '15 or so standing in a cramped part of the stage, including sound technicians and camera operators, the producer and director.’ OR they don’t mind doing the sex scenes, because they find the other person…wait for it…attractive.
It’s all well and good for the antis of the shipping couples to suggest that they’re actors it’s their job, but that part of the job is not all it looks like on the screen. It’s made easier and less intrusive if you actor like the person you are rolling around and dry humping for the sake of believability. Comic Con is an important date in all major studios calenders both TV and film. It’s a time when the heads of those studios assign their up and coming blockbusters for their first preview to the excited fans, who have paid handsomely for the tickets, flights and accommodations to live the experience. It’s also a time when actors are under enormous pressure to stick to a strick time roster of where they are meant to be, running practically from hall to hall, fan panel, press panel, entertainment interview and signing…all in the space of 2 days. Publicists run around like ants on a sugar rush, ensuring the actor they are representing gets to where they are meant to be, stick to a rigid set of questions they will only answer and absolutely 'NOTHING’ about their personal life. They are there to promote, promote, promote. PR comes into play only when there are hints or suggestions that there might be more than on screen chemistry between the two leads or you just simply end up with a pretty busy, but friendly 2 days amongst your cast friends. We have seen the plethora of 'couples onscreen’ through movie and television to understand fans wish they got together off screen, but to try and 'force’ a denial is harder when the actors in question lie with their mouths but can’t with their bodies. If there was nothing between them, there would be no need to offer up such a strong denial that they are not together off screen. If so…you would have a Tobias and Cait friendship or a Rik and Sophia friendship. In otherwords, safe, friendly and very open. A closed relationship ie trying to hide something so that the public can’t seen is easier to spot, awkwardness plays heavily in you trying to 'control’ your body language, which you cannot do as it comes across 'forced’ and over the top. Hence you can deny all you want and say it as many times as you want in every written or recorded piece to camera. Lying is easy, you open your mouth and a lie skips out. Telling the truth is harder, because it means exposing emotions you don’t want anyone to know about.
I don’t wanna sound bitter or anything, it’s nice that Lili and Cami are doing all this photoshoots, but I’m here waiting for someone to make a photoshoot of Sprousehart. Like come on, they’re pretty people, they’re this huge hit couple onscreen, pretty famous now, someone HAS to think that this would be a great ideia for selling stuff or promoting the show…
Out of all your OTPs what are your top10 (in order) ?
1. Kim Shin and Eun Tak, Goblin: The Lonely and Great God
I keep saying this but very rarely do couples from new shows become my OTP, I have them as number one because I haven’t had this kind of reaction to any other ship. I would cry days after the show’s finale when I would just hear a song from the show’s OST. There is so much earnest and sincere emotion between them and Gong Yoo and Kim Go-eun have great chemistry, their relationship was tragic in a really beautiful way and cute in the most heartbreaking way, their bickering was done with so much conviction and the pain at whenever they separated was felt deeply. Like I believed in this couple.
2. Stefan and Elena, The Vampire Diaries
I don’t think I really need to explain why SE is one of my top OTPs since so much of this blog is dedicated to going into detail as to why that is; in a nutshell, they have that soulful, passionate, transcendental love that is nuanced and complex and rarely seen.
3. Jax and Tara, Sons of Anarchy
This is a ship that’s rooted in chemistry because their romance isn’t logical or rational, there is so much danger and pain and violence surrounding them, anyone in their right mind wouldn’t be involved with Jax and his mother and his club but the pull between him and Tara is undeniable, it’s a pull that’s existed even though they were apart for 10 years and their love is passionate and it takes them to dangerous, destructive places but it’s heartfelt and overwhelming and not many people can pull off that kind of dynamic.
4. Mickey and Ian, Shameless
Like I said last night, I thought the saying “I love you so much it hurts” was stupid until I was introduced to Gallavich because there is such a wholehearted affection for each other that it’s almost like neither of them can breathe yet at the same time their relationship acted as a breath of fresh air. It’s the one ship that I thought was redemptive and toxic at the same time and Noah and Cameron have such intense chemistry, the angst between them is insane and I think they manage to show the struggle Mickey has with being gay in a way that was heartbreaking to watch without it being sappy and cliched and that made you feel so bad for both him and Ian so that when he finally embraces who he is, it’s like the best thing in the world. And the way Mickey cares for Ian is so unique to Mickey like it’s softhearted and violent and it’s just, this ship is a study in contrasts and it works, which is very hard to do.
5. Noah and Rosalee, Underground
Noahlee is another ship that’s new but that I ship passionately because first of all Aldis and Jurnee have great chemistry, the minute they’re in a scene together in the pilot, those longing gazes were enough for me, second of all I always love seeing young black couples onscreen, third of all, within the context of their lives and of the show — which is a show about enslavement and about the various avenues taken to combat the institution of enslavement — the fact that they fell in love is revolutionary, the fact that white supremacy didn’t beat out their will to have affection for each other is a subversive act in it of itself. Related to that, Noah is a very passionate character, a very strong character who believed in Rosalee, believed she could and would do great things before even she realized she had the strength to do so and his drive inspired her while loving Rosalee provides Noah with a sense of peace and hope.
6. Crixus and Naevia, Spartacus and Sura, Agorn and Nasir, Spartacus
I have all three ships in the same number because I love them all equally but differently. The Spartacus series portrays such passionate ships.
Crixus and Naevia,
I really enjoyed them because they’re such a pure romance; when we’re introduced to Crixus he’s legit a dick and the only thing he cares about is glory and honour and being the best gladiator and he falls in love with Naevia and is given more complexity and he’s softer because of her.
Spartacus and Sura
are tragic and you don’t see much of their relationship and what you do see is mostly in flashbacks because they were separated, both sold into slavery, but Spartacus refuses to die because he wants to see Sura again and he starts a rebellion because of her, he loves her absolutely that he’s unable to love any other woman, like it’s intense.
Agorn and Nasir
were a ship I didn’t think I would pay much attention to because I didn’t really care for either character but Agorn and Nasir loved each other so fiercely, like I dare anyone to try and tear us apart and the devotion between them was extremely intense plus Dan and Pana had great chemistry.
7. Oz and Willow, Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Willow is the character I relate to the most in Buffy so my friends and I always joke about how I’m waiting for my Oz because Ozillow was unbelievably adorable, I love them so much. Alyson and Seth had a chemistry that surprised me, I didn’t think that it would be as natural and at times intense as it was but they’re just such a feel-good ship.
8. Jackie and Hyde, That 70s Show
I don’t think anyone expected the awesomeness that is Jackie and Hyde. Mila and Danny worked really well together and I think you really got the sense that they cared deeply for one another while at the same time having the capacity to really aggravate each other and just by nature of being polar opposites who happen to care about each other, they got each other to grow — Jackie became less vain and less domineering while Hyde actually became more vulnerable and less stubborn, they were actually perfect and the writers fucked it up and I will be forever salty about that.
9. Jane and Michael, Jane The Virgin and Jim and Pam, The Office
I have them both on the same number because I love them equally for the same reasons.
Jane and Michael
Pam and Jim
Jichael and Jam are both relationships in which the two people just click, they just get each other, they’re on this other plane that no one can reach and they have an intimacy and implicit knowledge of each other that isn’t the breathless intense, angst-ridden dynamic that I love but it’s as profound and significant.
10. Scott and Kira, Teen Wolf
I know Scallison is the favourite and I do love Scallison but I don’t know, Scira has a groundedness to them that I respond to more and they’re a very physical ship; a touch from Kira can still Scott’s hand or still him to calmness
that his eyes stop glowing; holding Kira allows her to decompress and be
comforted, she can close her eyes in relief and in security, and the
way Scott and Kira run towards each other, it’s almost magnetic,
like they’re being pulled together and have no choice to
connect. And of course their sexual chemistry is kind of insane. But
that’s the thing with Scira, there’s a gentle intensity to them because
it’s like they finally achieve calm from the crazy supernatural mess
when they’re touching each other or in one another’s arms or kissing
each other, which makes their relationship physically intimate.
Vince and Jess and Matt and Julie, Friday Night Lights
the letter (day xii) ♡ 170614 translation: rawfudge
jonghyun noticed that the cockroach hat was on his head on the screen and laughed at it. he sang staying still and firmly grasped the mic so that the hat would stay there. [note: usually during the couple story there is a cockroach hat on the couple onscreen. last time there wasn’t one the video team put it on jonghyun but he didn’t notice since it disappeared when he moved.]
when you love someone, the way you see them- and everything- shifts. when something happens, you find yourself wanting to tell them first. when you hear a love song, you want to dance with them to it. when you see a couple onscreen, you imagine yourselves in their position. when you love someone, they become your reason.
“Carmen Jones was the first all-Negro film that became a great box-office success. It established the fact that pictures with Negro artists, pictures dealing with the folklore of Negro life, were commercially feasible. This was a sign of growth that had occurred in the United States and throughout the world.” - Harry Belafonte
i can definitely feel the “i want to see the couples i follow onscreen facing struggles as people normally do in relationships instead of being ~perfect~” sentiment but i can’t quite stomach how that argument is used for perpetuating and then excusing the writing of toxic behaviour/abuse/cheating for cheap drama
Who's Ashley & Tyler and what did they do at Comic Con a couple years ago?
they played the characters hanna and caleb on pll. a lot of people that play a couple onscreen are friends off screen, but nobody has ever been as blessed as haleb fans with tyler and ashley. anyway, comic con– they presented at comic con in 2015 and there’s a video of them dancing backstage. they’re dancing and then she does like a little turn and somebody else starts dancing with her, and tyler wraps his arms around her from behind and pulls her back to him. it’s kind of hard to describe how cute it is, so i dug up gifs i made of it a looooong time ago
the video is terrible quality, but it’s still one of the best things to ever happen to me