god this scene was so amazing just talk about character development

Yo this is not an informational post. This is an emotional rant based on things Ive heard and not confirmed. Just a psa

So I love stranger things two and the more I think about it the more I love Billy Hargrove and want to see his character broken down and put through some interesting development in future. Trouble is, this simple desire is apparently highly controversial on the tungl dot come because of the demand for  ideological purity and teenagers with no dissociation between fiction and reality being given an anonymous internet megaphone to broadcast their frustration with the world. I’m no stranger to such anti fandom discourse, I tend to like dark characters and ship dark ships (where dark = problematic) so Im used to the whole “ew gross these people are horrible bigoted nazi pedo[hile abusive dog shit lumps because arbitrary fiction opinion” thing though I’d be lying if I said it didn’t bother me at all. I’m a pretty sensitive person so yea sometimes it hurts but whatever that’s my problem rationally I know that none of this matters. love isn’t real. death is certain. embrace the void.

 So anyway Billy. Oh Billy. My dear sweet sweet self destructive asshole trainwreck of a baby boy. Important to note is that I did not love him immediately. At first  I hated him. He seemed really obnoxious and pointless. Then the last episode happened. We’ll talk more about that later.

I started to get into the Billy and harringrove fandom subset a bit and let myself hope for character development. Then I heard that apparently the creators of the show have confirmed that they’re not going anywhere with Billy’s character because he’s just the new villain. um….ok….what

(i haven’t actually been able to find the source for this but hey im a pessimist so lets just assume it’s true while staying open to it being false. wow what a concept. mental flexibility.)

And I know there are a lot of fans who would like this as well, for Billy to just be the one dimensional villain and hopefully be brutally killed off as soon as possible.

And I gotta tell you guys…that is just terrible writing.

Like I said I hated him at first. He was mean and obnoxious and had a stupid mullet and did nothing of value and why was he even here? Apart from obviously being meant to contrast with Steve to prove how much better he is now which…cmon…did we really need that? Do we not have eyeballs? It felt stupid and condescending and I was truly annoyed everytime he came on screen. Gradually I became intrigued by just how fixated on Steve billy seemed to be. That was weird. Didn’t know what to make of it. Then episode 9 happened.

so hey any writers out there, if you want me to all out hate and not care about a character who you only meant to be a one dimensional villain, here’s what you dont do; you dont contextualize his behavior in a relatable and sympathetic way. Revealing his father’s abuse made soooo many things about Billy suddenly make sense. It even painted some in a new light as I looked back and realized just how self destructive most of his actions are. A lot of people also began reading him as gay, which Im not so sure of since tv loooves to queerbait, but I do agree it’s a perfectly logical interpretation of what we’ve seen. The whole scene was a giant “ooooooohhhhh” moment. With that little piece of context as to Billy’s perspective on his family (that he fears his father, that he is responsible for Max under threat of violence and thus resents her, etc) his character suddenly became…an actual character. An interesting character, that I want to see more of.

I cant for the life of me think why they decided to add this scene if they intended Billy to be a flat villain that we’re not supposed to care about. It utterly baffles me. Why? Why would you do that? This show is full of amazing, complex characters whose entire appeal is that they feel real and have flaws. So why would you add another one, but tell us that he’s not supposed to be complex or real and we’re just supposed to hate him and accept him as the dull bully villain?

I hope to god that these things Ive heard aren’t true because if they are I have a sinking feeling that the writing in this show is about to take a nosedive.

shows on netflix u should definitely be watching
  • Crazy-Ex Girlfriend - ITS A COMEDY MUSICAL, GUYS, CREATED BY RACHEL BLOOM (who won a golden globe?? YES HER). get to the 3rd episode at least. there’s an OPENLY BISEXUAL CHARACTER (later on in the season) and its such a good representation of love & what it actually is and growing up and letting go?? such a good show
  • BoJack Horseman - just a really, really good & cleverly written show about an anthropomorphic horse. 7000% animal puns. 5000% describes exactly how u feel about life and sadness.
  • Jane the Virgin - CUTE!! mock telenovela that deals with lots of social issues, like immigration, etc (the last episode i watched had the narrator checking every scene for the bechdel test omg) ALSO, arrested development level narration, fam, get on this. gina rodriguez will slay ur ass
  • Bob’s Burgers - such a good lil family show about a burger joint. watch this when you need to laugh or just to lift ur spirits. also, we are all either gene, louise, or tina. don’t lie
  • Lovesick (prev. Scrotal Recall) - adorable show prev. suffering from a truly tragic name. cute & british, about a man who finds out he has chlamydia and has to tell all of his previous sexual partners. you’ll fall in love with these characters by the end of s1, they’re all so dear to me
  • Master of None - aziz ansari’s show. each episode is basically a lil movie. the love story is ridiculously cute and it talks on some subjects rlly well
  • Jessica Jones - !!!!!!! if you haven’t seen this, GET ON IT. esp. if you’re a girl, cause this is SUCH A RELATABLE SHOW FOR WOMEN. grizzled neo-noir female detective? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP. also, watch daredevil if u wanna be caught up for Marvel’s Defenders, which is gonna be sofuckinggood
  • Sense8 - HOW HAS NOBODY SEEN THIS ONE? god, it’s so good. it’s got some problems but overall it does well @ showing other cultures and also some kickass sequences and wow main the characters interacting is just A1
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia/The League - this is. so funny. get past the 1st season and its such a good garbage show. the characters are such assholes, dude. they’re horrible. super dark humor, only watch if ur into that/ funny show abt a fantasy football league. both garbage shows and i love them w all my heart
  • Arrested Development - just in case u haven’t seen the best show ever written. basis of basically every comedy show u love. watch.
  • The Office - how have u not binged the office?? binge the office.
  • Comedy Specials - comedy specials are an UNTAPPED GOLDMINE on netflix. some of my fave comedians are John Mulaney, Bo Burnham, Ali Wong, Chelsea Peretti, Donald Glover, Jim Gaffigan, and Aziz Ansari.

BONUS - non-netflix shows u should also be watching

  • You’re The Worst - messed up characters and darkkk dry humor, but the second season does such an EXCELLENT job at portraying depression!! also, a dysfunctional relationship that is not necessarily unhealthy (sometimes, tho, sometimes)
  • Community - ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS. Gets emotional so quickly. S1-3 are some of the best moments on television. skip S4. S5-6 are good but S1-3 are amazing. characters will become all of ur faves
  • Westworld - my expectations for this show were sky-high and it has oNLY PROVED THEM RIGHT! half sci-fi, half western fantasy VR, all badass. i have no idea what’s going on and i love it. literally Robots With Anxiety #relatable

pls add to this if you have any great shows, and i’ll update this list whenever i find something else wonderful that i don’t hear people talking about

Shit i really liked and kinda didn’t like about Ragnarok

I recently saw ragnarok and became so rejuvenated that i brought my marvel blog back but i wanted to seriously talk about like things that i liked and really didn’t just to get shit out there. 

Things i really liked (like so much that i am obsessed)

-Thor’s new hair cut/outfit, i think its actually super suitable. Gives that sort of cool ass warrior refugee look. Plus, Chris Hemsworth is beautiful. 

-The humor, oh god it was hilarious, i’ve never laughed so genuinely and so much in my life and it made the movie so charming and relatable. It was also such a departure from The Dark World and the first Thor, which dealt with so much emotional baggage for not only just Thor, but for Loki, who basically suffered throughout both movies. 

-Hulk being an actual toddler/Bruce Banner being so fucked up and anxious because WHEN DID HE GET ON AN ALIEN PLANET. 

-”You’ve been on other planets before i assume” “Yeah, one!” “well now it’s two” 

-Valkyrie. Her entire everything gave me so much to love and adore. Tessa Thompson has stole my heart yet again. 

-TAIKA WAITITI AS KORG WAS ACTUALLY SO FUNNY

-The little tiny glimpses of Loki and Thor’s childhood, aka the snake story, get help. It really showed how much time Loki and Thor had spent together, which i assume is a lot because age in Asgardian years work differently probably? Like imagine that, Loki and Thor spending time together and being inseparable for 100 years. It showed that they were always close despite loki feeling different or alienated, which explains why its so hard for Loki to just leave thor for dead. 

-”You’ll always be the god of mischief, but you can be so much more” See that shit destroyed me. Thor acknowledges that Loki is not like him. He’s a trickster, manipulative, and selfish. But he also acknowledges that Loki is so much more than his tricks and lies, which shows so much character growth in Thor, who sees loki as more than just an asgardian prince that was raised the exact same way opposite of Thor, but as his own fucking person.

-Thor actually not being stupid and falling for Loki’s tricks, aka his magic projections of himself/his petty, stupid betrayals. Tom mentioned that Thor was evolving and that Loki was finally starting to realize that he’s the only one not growing. Scenes like the betrayal scene and the snake scene, although meant to be hilarious, point out that Thor isn’t that idiot that just was too trusting of his brother, he sees through Loki’s tricks, he’s seen them for years, and it really shows that Loki’s getting predictable with his fake deaths and betrayals, which might hint at him changing? 

-IT FIXED THE INCONSISTENCIES. The main reason i didn’t like Dark world, though i did see it as amazing for its ability to mix the emotional darkness between Loki and Thor along with the humor throughout the movie, was because it pointed Loki out to be the type of cold blooded monster that would murder his own father. I mean I’m no Loki apologist, i love the kid but he’s killed, he’s manipulated, he’s hurt everyone around him, but i doubt he could ever kill Odin, no matter how much of a shitty father he is. Also low-key hated the whole “Loki if you betray me, ill kill you” Thor bullshit. We all know thor wouldn’t be able to do that, he still hopes Loki is his brother. 

-AGAIN, THE SNAKE SCENE WAS SO FUNNY. 

-”I thought the world of you Loki.” Ouch. 

-Hulk and Val’s bromance. 

-The entire Valkyrie v. Hela scene. It was so beautiful and ethereal i actually nutted. 

-LOKI DIDN’T NEED TO COME BACK. HE DIDN’T NEED TO GO BACK TO THE SHIP WITH THOR. HE DIDN’T NEED TO GO BACK TO ASGARD. HE COULD HAVE NOT. BUT HE DID. BECAUSE SOMEWHERE IN THERE UNDER THE SELFISHNESS MAYBE HE CARES.

-Loki’s face when odin called him his son. 

-Loki’s face when Hela told him to kneel. 

-Loki refusing to let Thor go back to Asgard. “Are you serious? you can’t be thinking of going back there, that’s madness!” is that? Loki cARING? 

-Loki’s character development. 

-thor in a jean jacket and hoodie in new york. 

-Thor spilling beer everywhere. 

-Loki letting Thor take the orgy ship. 

-Jeff Goldblum. Thats it. 

-LOKIS FACE WITH THOR AND ODIN ON THE ROOF OF THE CASTLE I SCREmed AFTER ALL LOKI DID HE WAS STILL PUT THERE AS A PRINCE OF ASGARD BYE.  

-”Hello father” “OH SHIT” 

-The entire play. Loki’s rule as a benevolent god/king in which, before everyone feared him for a dictatorship militaristic form of ruling he could have, but in reality he just like ate grapes and watched plays. 

-Thor wanting to be a Valkyrie. The crowned prince of asgard, wanting to be an elite team of woman warriors. 

-VAL IS GAY AND IN TESSA THOMPSONS WORDS, HAD A GIRLFRIEND THAT SACRIFICED HERSELF TO SAVE HER. 

-Val kicking Loki’s ass. 

-THE RETURN OF THE DOUBLE BLADES OUT OF NOWHERE. 

-Loki in a suit. 

-HEIMDALL I LOVEJWIFHTGE.

-”I thought you didn’t want to talk about it” “heres the thing” 

-”Hello!” “Hi” *blasts everyone in room with giant laser guns* 

-”What are you? Thor, god of hammers?” 

-IMMIGRANT SONG. 

-”i swear i left him right here” “where? on the street? Or in that nursing home thats being torn down?” 

“I’m not a witch” “Why do you dress like one then?” 

-Loki rolling his eyes when thor is approached by fans. 

-Loki calling stephen strange a shitty sorcerer and going at him with stabby hands. 

-Confirmation of loki’s love of stabbing. 

-Confirmation that Loki is a snake, and also Thor’s favorite snake.

-Loki reciting Thor’s prayer to odin with him mY SON. 

-The avengers parallel. “He’s my brother!” “adopted.” 

-”mbLERG ITS ME” 

-”AGH LOKI!” 

-’DIRECT ME TO WHO’S ASS I HAVE TO KICK” 

-”Where? the devil’s anus?” 

-Bruce fighting evil with fireworks. Good job sweetie. 

-Bruce flopping like a fish on the bifrost. 

-Thor and his sparkles. 

-Lightning eyes. 

-Odin finALLY DYING. THANK GOD. 

-*Loki on a death trip* ‘this is a terrible idea” 

-Loki somehow reciting a spell to bring surtur back. what a weirdo. how did he know that. 

-LOKI COMING BACK. 

-im here. 

-Loki

-Brodinson. 

-Thor and Bruce’s bromance. 

-Jane not being there. I mean it makes sense she dumped him, he left her for two years chasing down infinity stones and constantly almost dying while she had no way of contacting him because Thor’s ass didn’t know how to use fucking email. Also i just really honestly never liked her character to begin with, i mean sure i love that Jane is a strong, smart woman but tbh i just wanted to Fast forward every time she was on screen. 

-The cute death wolf. 

-”THATS HOW IT FEELS!” “sorry i just really like the sport” 

-THOR ACTUALLY BEING PORTRAYED AS LESS OF A JERK WITH CACTUSES SHOVED UP HIS RECTUM AND MORE LIKE THE SWEET, CHARMING, CHARISMATIC AND SLIGHTLY ARROGANT BUT MEANS WELL MAN HE IS. 

-Val being there as a cool as member of the team rather than just the love interest of Thor. Protect her at all cost even though she probs doesn’t even need it. 

-”I’VE BEEN FALLING FOR THIRTY MINUTES” 

-Stan Lee’s cameo as the dude who cut Thor’s hair. Thank you for doing all of us a giant favor. Please do the same to Loki. 

-loki beating someone up with his horn hat. 

-Loki twirling his horn hat. 

-Loki being such a self serving, extra asshole that he came from the fucking fog screaming “YOUR SAVIOR HAS ARRIVED” 

-Bruce asking where tony was and then complaining about his tight crotch pants. 

-LOKI’S COSTUME CHANGE GOD I HATED THE OLD ONES BLESS UP. 

-Loki’s costume being mainly blue, black, and gold :-)))))))

-Loki being 100% done with everything that happens. 

-Val knocking Loki out when he makes her relive her trauma why do people ship this you go honey that was a dick move

-Thor throwing various things at Loki to make sure he’s not a mirage. 

-he’s a friend from work, something a kid from make a wish that met chris suggested, being in the film and all of the trailers. I hope that made that kid smile. 

-”In return, i wish to be granted safe passage through the anus” 

-LOKI FINALLY ACCEPTING THAT HE DIDN’T WANT THE THRONE WITHOUT A FAMILY. THAT HE’D RATHER WATCH HIS BROTHER TAKE IT AND STILL HAVE A BROTHER THAN HAVE A THRONE WITH NO ONE TO SHARE IT WITH. 

-LOKI SHOWING UP ON SCREEN DURING THOR’S CORONATION. 

-Loki being genuinely worried about and double checking if Thor really wants to bring him back to earth after what he did kill me honestly that would probably hurt less. 

-Loki’s face when thor said that going their separate ways was what Loki always wanted bc in reality that is the opposite go back. 

-Hela not being Loki’s daughter because 1) it proves that ya’ll should stop hoping that a comic soap opera about rich petty alien boys with daddy issues would be anything like classic norse mythology, and 2) when the fuck and how the fuck and why the fuck 

-Loki suggesting that he and Thor both rule over Sakaar together lmao ouch. 

-Loki just being really cute and quirky. 

-Thor being so fucking amazed by Val all the time. 

-”You’re late.” 

-”I saw you coming” “course you did.” 

-THE GUNS NAMED DES AND TROY I WANTED TO FUCKING DIE. 


What i didn’t like much; 

-Hela. I loved her character, but honestly here is where i think there might’ve been some failure despite how much i loved that movie. She seemed so out of place as a villain, and i feel like the whole related shit tried to mimic Guardians vol. 2, but honestly the fact that Thor didn’t care much about her made her feel so out of place. But i did like some parts, like how she was so disappointed about not being remembered or what her existence and disappointment did to how loki was raised. 

-Dr. Strange? Ok that was weird. It makes sense and it was funny to see him but to be honest i wasn’t into it. 

-tHE SCENE WITH VAL AND A GIRL BEING CUT. WHYWHYWHY

-tbh was not fond of frost master, don’t hate me. 

-Loki possibly taking the tesseract????? And hinting that he might turn evil again??? don’t do this to me marvel. 

-loki possibly being turned into the quirky sidekick of his brother. Loki is Thor’s equal, not his annoying little brother/wacky sidekick. I didn’t get that vibe often, but sometimes i did honestly. 

-RIP thor’s hammer. 

-ODIN BEING A PIECE OF SHIT YET AGAIN. 

-Hela’s entrance. it was so quick and like out of place i was like what wait, Loki and thor didn’t even have time to prepare or even mourn. 

-the comedy. It was its best and worst part of the movie. Sometimes it was tasteful. Other times it was too much. Thor and Loki didn’t even get to mourn for their dad who tbh was an asshole but still their dad before there was a annoying joke about kneeling. It took away from the story sometimes.

-the lack of hugging between thor and loki.

-The way they glossed over the warriors three’s death like they weren’t Thor’s closest friends and the only ones there for him when Odin tried to banish Thor to earth :-))))) I mean after all that shit he went through I’m pretty fucking sure it probably hasn’t caught up to him but ya bitch still pissed. 

-The way, Thor, who basically admitted that Loki actually meant the world to him and was the only family he had left, didn’t ask where he was after asgard exploded? Like tbh i get it, he trusts Loki, his brothers capable and strong and most of all really fucking smart, but i’d still be like :-) the fuck is Loki. I think this is a directing error though rather than like the characters fucking up but i was freaking out, i mean asgard was literally pebbles and everyone was out BUT my son. 

-No sif, i mean i get it Jaime Alexander was busy but like y'all could’ve explained smh. 

-Loki not getting a hair cut. When will his emo phase end. 

-Not getting that one flashback to 80′s asgard with mullets and emo loki. 


Overall it was pretty fucking cool, one of the best movies of the trilogy. I fell in love with the marvel cinematic universe all over again. But it wasn’t perfect. 

sacchariwrites  asked:

Are you going to tell us now how you changed the story after you saw episode 10? You said you had to go back and re-outline the whole thing. I am interested in knowing how it differs.

i’m sorry if someone has already asked you this but can you share with us the original plan you had for umfb before episode 10? or can you not tell us until after the companion fic?


How Episode 10 Changed Everything (and other fun stories):

So as I’ve said a couple of times before, episode 10 was an absolute game changer for Until My Feet Bleed and My Heart Aches and now that the fic is finally done I’ll try and explain how although this may get a bit long and I wont go into too much detail about Viktor for companion fic reasons.

So the main three things that episode 10 changed in the fic was Viktor’s entire character, Yuuri as an unreliable narrator and the program music.

The most significant by far was Viktor’s character. Because pre episode 10 we really still didn’t know that much about Viktor and we had no idea about the banquet. So before episode 10 I assumed that Yuuri fell in love first and Viktor came to coach Yuuri out of curiosity because he likes surprises and doing something different and eventually and unexpectedly found himself falling in love. In a draft for another fic I was tossing ideas around for it actually centred on Viktor only realising he was in love with Yuuri just before the kiss in episode 7. Viktor was always very mysterious and I’m sure people who were in the fandom pre ep10 will remember all the theories that he was just using Yuuri and all that and while I didn’t believe that, I did assume that Viktor’s character trope was the ‘workaholic slowly learns how to love by being loved’ one.

But then episode 10 comes and completely knocks that out of the water because we find that Viktor is actually this adorable sappy romantic who calls Yuuri sleeping beauty and adores him and fell in love with him when he was wasted and dancing and brought life and love back into Viktor’s world. And that completely changed Viktor in the fic because after an episode from his pov I had a much better handle on his character and realised he absolutely wouldn’t act like he had been planned to act in the fic.

In the original plan he wasn’t ever a bad person or anything but he was actually a rival for Yuuri and he didn’t fall in love until much much later. But with episode 10 we also found out that Chris and Viktor are best buddies and Viktor likes skating with Chris and can’t imagine a season without him which means that in the fic there’s no way that Viktor would feel threatened by Yuuri as a rival because in canon he’s besties with his competitor and he’s way too much of a sweetheart for that. So in the fic it changed from Viktor reciprocating the rivalry to Viktor actually enjoying the challenge and excitement it brought into his life.

As for him falling in love, in chapter 10 the singing thing was always planned but that was originally the first sign that Viktor was starting to feel affection for Yuuri and was just the very beginning of him falling in love. It chapter 10! But after ep10 I realised that Viktor ‘love at first drunken dance’ Nikiforov would definitely not be having a solid two years of a ‘relationship’ and just be starting to fall because that would be seriously ooc and we finally saw just how much he adores Yuuri through his own eyes. And so in the fic I reworked the whole thing to fit with Viktor as a character as I now understood him and that included him falling first, falling hard and falling early.

Episode 10 also showed us just how much of an unreliable narrator Yuuri is, with the banquet and also how different everything seemed from Viktor’s eyes. And so that meant that I started to play with the idea of Yuuri being a seriously unreliable narrator and trying to tell a story where his version is very different to the version the audience see, which is obvious now pretty crucial to umfb&mha.

I also went back and reworked all the program music for the fic once episode 10 came out. Before it was all important and did have significance but after I knew that Viktor was going to fall early I decided to play around with the idea of showing the audience how he was feeling through his music. So I went back and completely changed the program music to tell a proper story (funny story, originally Yuuri was going to be the one skating to Sun and Moon. And then episode 10 happened and I looked at the new outline of the fic like ‘this is such a Viktor song oh my god).

Another thing that episode 10 changed was originally Chris wasn’t involved in the fic at all until we found out about his and Viktor’s friendship and that he’s actually such a bro not just a weird guy who gropes Yuuri and comes on the ice. As well as that, in episode 10 we also found out that Yuuri was actually the unknowing playboy in the Eros story not Viktor, coming into Viktor’s life, stealing his heart and then leaving without a word, which lead me adapting the fic to umfb!Yuuri becoming a perceived playboy by others through certain things that will be explored fully in the companion fic as a reference to that. There were also some smaller changes like the inclusion of the drunken Olympics and Yuuri knowing how to pole dance as a shout out to the episode.

Episode 12 also changed a lot. One of the things was Yurio and his role in the fic and how he feels about Yuuri which will be explored more in the companion fic. Also the original end of the fic was that Yuuri was going to try and fail to do the quad flip which ruins an otherwise perfect skate and potentially loses him the gold but he was willing to sacrifice it to tell Viktor. But in episode 12 we see that Yuuri can do a quad flip with his love for Viktor as motivation so it changed to Yuuri still potentially ruining his skate because he isn’t sure if he can land the jump but doing it anyway and actually succeeding because every time he tried and failed before it was because he was doing it out of bitterness trying to beat Viktor and this time he was doing it out of love.

The fic also changed a lot over the course of writing it just because characters take on a life of their own and my first draft was very rough and done before I’d written anything so I’ll try and do a chapter by chapter run down of the big changes from the rough plan I wrote before starting the fic to the end result.

Chapter 4:

·       Phichit originally wasn’t a big part of the fic but that very quickly changed because it’s Phichit and he’s so damn important to Yuuri and such an amazing character so I added him in early and made his part much bigger

·       There was originally going to be a discussion between Viktor and Yuuri that went badly and they both ended up annoyed and offended which sparked Viktor’s side of the rivalry but there was no way to do that without making them both dicks and ooc and after episode 10 it changed to Viktor trying to be helpful but unreliable narrator Yuuri taking it wrong and cutting the conversation short

Chapter 6:

·       Yuuri was originally going to be watching interviews and stuff of Viktor and thinking how arrogant and self-assured he was but this changed with Viktor’s character change because that’s just not him

·       Viktor was going to make a comment about Yuuri’s quads but this one was actually going to be an insult and again changed when Viktor’s character changed

·       The idea for the dream sequence only came later

Chapter 7:

·       Pole dancing only became a thing after episode 10

·       Viktor was going to only miss the GPS and come back for Worlds but lose because he wasn’t fully recovered but I decided I didn’t want the first time Yuuri won against Viktor to be so unsatisfying

·       The watching Yuuri skate at the rink didn’t originally happen at this point in the fic until after I saw ep 10

Chapter 8:

·       Yuuri never lost motivation originally but I decided at that point it was important in his character to almost give up but then come back with a vengeance

·       The drunken Olympics never originally happened

Chapter 9:

·       Yuuri was originally still going to be very hostile before I realised it was ooc and a dick move after Viktor was being nice to him so it changed to him congratulating Viktor after Viktor won. That then changed the sex scene from the mutual hatefuck it was going to be pre ep10 to Yuuri and the comments thing that sent him spiralling. The not-talking thing was also added as a plot device because Viktor as he became acted very differently to him as he was originally planned to be and it would have been too easy if he had been allowed to talk.

·       Viktor was originally going to take Yuuri out to dinner at the WC purely out of guilt

·       There was originally going to be another sex scene after the WC and dinner where Yuuri was angry at Viktor for ruining his skate but it would be ooc for both of them and got changed early on

Chapter 10:

·       Number swap was supposed to be just for hooking up but changed after ep10

·       Yuuri’s theme was originally going to be something related to hatred but it changed as his character developed and I realised how he was being affected by the events of the fic was different to the plan and that would be doing him a disservice as a character

·       Conversation with Phichit was very short and didn’t involve a lot of the stuff it did in the final chapter

·       Viktor was going to be acting very different in the second sex scene with none of the need or desperation that happened which all came about during his character change

·       Conversation with Chris never happened until the third of four re-writes of ep10 when I realised Viktor’s actions needed some more context for people who were ignoring the music

Chapter 11:

·       Lots of sex was supposed to happen in this chapter before I changed it for plot reasons and also companion fic reasons

·       Sex scene was supposed to be all about Yuuri acting like Eros Yuuri but those two idiots in love were very sappy and sentimental instead and it became a crucial relationship shift point instead

·       All domesticness from that chapter was planned out later in the fic as the details were not being written in the first plan, including the borscht scene

Chapter 12:

·       Meal with the other skaters never happened

·      In the rough draft of the chapter,  the revel about Yuuri’s virginity happened at the same time as the second reveal but I split them because it worked better that way

·       This was when Viktor was supposed to secretly watch Yuuri skating his routine

·       Yurio wasn’t originally involved at all and Yuuri left after getting jealous. The love revelation never happened

Chapter 13:

·       Yurio appeared in this chapter instead although the conversation was very different in the rough plan because everything he talks about in the final version came about after episode 10 changed everything

·       Yuuri was originally going to be much more angry at the scandal and used his anger to win while Viktor still fucked up his skate but this changed early when I realised it was ooc and Yuuri would actually react very differently and that emotional devastation and heartbreak would ruin his skate instead

Chapter 14:

·       None of the conversations with Yuuri’s family were planned in detail in the first rough plan, I just knew he needed to go back to Hasetsu and have some revelations

·       Yuuri was supposed to convince himself that Viktor never loved him and never could and only realised Viktor’s feelings after seeing stammi vicino. This changed because it was very important for Yuuri to go and get some distance and time and then decided to come back and decided to try again with Viktor before he saw stammi vicino. It also changed because with Viktor as he became after ep10 and how he reacted there was no way that Yuuri would convince himself that Viktor never cared for him. He’s a bit emotionally dense sometimes but not an idiot

·       Yuuri was going to fall on the quad flip

So yeah, all this is from the very rough draft before I wrote any of it and the story adapted and changed along the way as I got more into the characters and got a better handle on how they would act until it became what you see today. It definitely became a much better story and I’m very happy with all the changes that I made! Having a plan is great for a framework but letting the characters grow and change naturally during the writing process is much more fun and I think makes for a better story

Why Kadena is the best queer representation of women I've ever seen.

There has been a lot of talk among fandom spaces lately about representation and what Kadena does and doesn’t mean for folks and this is just my personal take on why Kadena is the best representation I’ve ever had. Get some tea y’all and be ready for a lot of fucking words because this is a feelings explosion. This is basically a love letter to Kadena and The Bold Type.

I’m not trying to be dramatic when I say representation saves lives. I’m not just talking literally here (although a very REAL concern among LGBTQ folks in general), it saves lives because it shows you a visual reality on what it means to live as authentically and truthfully as possible. I can honestly say if it wasn’t for the media I don’t know if I would have ever found a world where I felt comfortable enough to be queer.

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Top 10 anime guys

Thank you @lexinthymia for tagging me again! I wanted to limit this to one character per series; it was hard but here we are! Also, I will admit that some of these choices are not only based on the anime these character were in, but also what happened to them later on the manga (if the anime stopped at a certain point). I probably went into more detail about each of these guys then I needed to and their will be some spoilers for certain series, but I love talking about them!

Honourable mention who didn’t make it on to the list: Kaneki Ken (Tokyo Ghoul), D (Vampire Hunter D), Karou Hitachiin and Tameki Suoh (Ouran Highschool Host Club), Germany (Hetalia), Ling Yao (Fullmetal Alchemist), and a whole smattering of characters from BLEACH.

10. Kiyosama ‘Crow’ Senji - Deadman Wonderland

Originally posted by kaizoku-niiichan

Senji’s the biggest badass in the whole series and had some of the best fights. I love his character arc and how he basically become an older brother-figure to Ganta; their friendship has become on of my favourite BROTPs ever. It also helps that he’s voiced by Patrick Seitz, one of my favourite voice actor of all time.

9. Vash the Stampede - Trigun

Originally posted by kaworubunga-surfs-up-shinji-kun

There are very few characters that can be badass one minute and an absolute goofball the next without it feeling jarring to me. Vash is one of these few, and he’s brilliant because of it. All of his actions, whether they’re serious or comedic, make sense to his character - his mystery and loneliness is as much a part of him as his eccentricities and obsession with donuts. And he has a awesome character design to boot!

8. Johan Liebert - Monster

Originally posted by yuzuqi

Johan is such a masterfully crafted character, to the point where you can feel his presence even when he is off panel/screen. He’s present in everyone of the character actions, the puppet master behind the scenes. There’s also his intriguing relationship with his twin Nina, which brings out the very few sympathetic parts of him. He’s low on the list because I haven’t  finished either the anime or manga yet, and while I definitely don’t ‘love’ him in any sense, but he’s somehow both captivating and distrubing all at once. I can’t wait to see how his character unfolds.

7. Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist

Originally posted by paperlittlegirl

I had a hard time choosing between Edward and Ling Yao, but in the end I chose Ed because of how much development he went through. He’s inspiring in a lot of ways, with his steadfast determination and his relateable moral dilemmas, and he’s also one of the few characters that can be badass one minute and an absolute dork the next without it be jarring or taking away from his character. The bonds he shares with everyone only made me like him even more likeable and relateable, especially his relationships with Al, Winry, and Ling.

6. Levi Ackerman - Shingeki no Kyojin 

Originally posted by immanime

Levi has been through so much tradegy and loss. I can’t get over his past as a child (the fact he stayed by his mother’s bedside to the point where he tarved himself and was wearing her shirt, it makes me tear up every time) and with Farlan and Isabel (the emotions he diplayed after their deaths…oh God). His more recent development in the manga was amazing to see: he smiled at his comrades, learned more about his past, and the explosive rage he showed when he lost one of the dearest people to him had me in shock and awe. Also, the animation they put on this guy in both seaons is jaw-dropping a lot of the time.

5. Shigeo ‘Mob’ Kageyama - Mob Psycho 100

Originally posted by anime-angel-lover

My second son! Mob is the heart and soul of this anime: he’s such a kind, likeable, and gentle character who only wants to fit in, make friends, and get the attention of the girl he likes. What I love most about Mob is his will to better himself whichever way he can and the hard work he’s willing to put into that goal. He doesn’t rely on his psychic powers to make friends, but as a result of not fully embracing that part of himself and fearing his own abilities, he haa emotionally hindered himself; it makes him incredibly sympathetic to me (I cried with him when he unintentionally tore the school apart and I cheered when he was reunited with Ritsu).

4. Ayame Sohma - Fruits Basket

Originally posted by fewtruevillains

This man and his glorious antics. Oh, Ayame…we go back a long way. Everything about this guy is just hilarious: his past as the student council president, his spontaneous displays of affect and drama, and his innuendos with Shigure. He never fails to put a smile on my face whenever he’s on screen! However, his serious moments are great too: they added a lot to him and I was 100% invested in his character arc and development (i.e. trying to reconcil with his actions made in the past and reconnect with his younger brother Yuki).

3. Makoto Sunakawa - Ore Monogatari!!

Originally posted by barragedanon

This guy is the very definition of ‘bro’. I love how supportive and caring he is towards Takeo. Heck, one of the highlights of both the anime and manga is the friendship between Suna and Takeo: Ore Momogatari!! is one of the rare shoujo series that actually focuses on another type of relationship outside of the main romance. I sense a genuine, platonic love from him to Takeo and vice-versa, and enhance both of them as character and the story as a whole. There’s also the fact he’s perceptive of those around him, often able to tell what kind of person an individual is, and his placid, calming attitude is a nice change of pace for what I usually find in shoujo male characters.

2. Guts - Berserk

Originally posted by casca-chan

Oh, Guts…Like a lot of character on this list, I love Guts for the fact he’s gone through so much tragedy and still strives forward. Why he’s higher on the list is because his tragedy is still ongoing but he’s moving forward growing as character in such realisitic and painful ways. He has a horrowing, painful past even before he got to the Band of the Hawk, and even after the events of the Eclipse, his life has been anything but a happy. He’s such a deep, magnificently-crafted character, and the closest I’ve seen to a ‘character become a real human in all of anime. Every emotion he expresses feels so real to me ( I have cried for him more time then I can count and I have no word to describe how I felt watching him suffering during the Eclipse), and of course this is helped tremendoul by Miruma’s incredible art. I wish I could say SO MUCH more about him, but we’d be here all day and this post is long enough as is. I wait freverently for the day he finally confronts Griffith!

1. Toshiro Hitsugaya - BLEACH

Originally posted by ulquimaniac

Well of course I was going to my fictional son at the top of this list! Okay, in all seriousness though, it’s been a weird journey with Toshiro. I started off being indifferent towards him, but when he revealed other facets of himself through the relationships he had with others (in particular his bond with Hinamori), I really started to like him. And now here we are, eight years later and I love this little guy so much that, as a fan of his, I am so proud of how far he has come. He’s one of the most selfless character I’ve seen, willing to put anything on the line for those he cares about and push himelf to his limit to become stronger…and he’s only a kid (by Shinigami standards)!! I could go on all day about him, but I’ll leave that to my other posts where I’ve talked about his character and development. He, along with Momo, holds a special, nostalgic place in my heart.

I tag @sakura-warrior, @herprettysmile, @ishiyo, @xxhanabifireworksxx  and @johnnysjoestar if you guys want to do this :D

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Ep 21 REVIEW

Note: These are just my thoughts and opinions and I am not trying to change someone’s POV or opinion. :D

One of the topics I’m going to talk about will be divided in to 8 parts for better understanding. Lets get on with it

1. Sasuke as a father/husband

I want to talk about his facial expressions 

This is Sasuke we are talking about, before his is a person full of hatred and only wants revenge, but  you can clearly see the REGRET, PAIN and SADNESS on his facial expressions. He changed a lot ever since he was saved and freed from the curse of hatred.He is deeply affected by it.

We can also see in this picture how he reflected from his actions. He was about to hurt her own daughter and regretted that action.

I also love this part 

Am i the only one who sees the shadow of Itachi in Sasuke? Itachi sacrificed himself for the sake of the future and the entire village, just like what sasuke is doing right now. It’s also for the safety of his family. Imagine not seeing your family for many years and your travelling alone. He really is a father right now and I still can’t believe it.

We also get to see this gentle side of him, like before he push those people away from him haha

And this scene, he admitted his mistakes and that he is not a perfect father and is responsible on why sarada acted that way, he is not blaming anyone but only himself. He used to be an arrogant and pride type kind of brat though. So this is a huge character development for him.

Another eyesmex for SASUSAKU <3

2. Sarada’s Sharingan

SARADA AWAKENED THE SHARINGAN IN AN EARLY AGE!! WHAATTT!! SP is playing with my feelings. I guess that would explain this:

I definitely would love to see Sarada awakening her sharingan when she was a child, that would maybe explain why she wore glasses and the time when she had a fever in the gaiden. Remember when himawari awakened her byakugan and boruto said she had a fever later on that day. Damn, cant wait for this arc to be finished haha.

I REALLY LIKE SARADA’S VOICE ACTRESS,, KOKORO KIKUCHI. She was able to portray sarada’s character really well. Especially at the end scene where she shouted “Mamaaa”.

3. Sakura as a mother/wife

DAMMNNNNN SAKURA WAS A BADASS, you better not mess with mamakura especially when you hurt her family and of course naruto hahaha.. Look at shin’s face after she punched him. 

LOL HAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

DEARY YOU ARE NOT. This was sakura admitting her mistake even though in reality it wasn’t her fault, Sasuke and Sakura chose to sacrifice, instead of having a normal family for the sake of the future and peace. Since “peace is secured through greater huge sacrifices” - Naruto. She did everything she could, heck, she’s a mother that works and does household chores ALONE. I really dont understand those people who watches/loves naruto series but is ignorant about Sakura. 

4. Uchiha Family

Sasuke and Sakura doesn’t need words to know how to other feels. Basically in this panel in my point of view only. Sasuke was saying in his mind “I’m a failure as a father, I’ve hurt Sarada,go comfort her, I’m sorry for all the things I’ve done” while Sakura was saying “It’s alright, everything is gonna be okay, I understand don’t worry” you can see in the panel that sakura was being positive despite of what is happening to their family.

In my understanding, if we look at Sasuke’s POV this was him being sad and broken for he cannot comfort Sarada himself but Sakura can. It hurt him to see sarada being that way but he can’t do anything, i think this was the purpose of the scene it was to emphasize that Sasuke as father is struggling how to interact with sarada. Although, i honestly i admit, i don’t really understand the purpose of this scene.

I also love the way how sakura then comforted sarada and reasurring her that everything now is gonna be okay. 

5. “Sasuke and Naruto in their weakened state” -this is what other people said not me

I’ve seen some people especially in youtube that hates this scene because both of them were so weak even though they had destructible god like powers.

First of all, Naruto and Sasuke wasn’t able to move because of Shin’s ability to restrain them while they are pierced by a blade that he marked. Secondly, sasuke was weakened or doesn’t have enough chakra to perform susanoo or greater jutsu because he hasn’t recovered yet due to the reason he was travelling from another dimension.

As we can see, he doesn’t have the tomoe in his rinnegan. But those are people doesn’t have any idea what happened in the manga. So i understand and we can’t blame them. Although sometimes, they lack reading comprehension. 

6. TEAM 7

We get to see them again!! wohoooo.. really love..They are in their badass moves. Though, the upcoming episodes will be more amazing.

Sarada deary you just dont know how your parents and uncle naruto worked together to defeat kaguya and how deadly this team can be when group together. hahahahaha..

7.  Chou chou 

Awwwhhhhh chou chou, i just can’t help but adore this kid she’s such a cute cinnamon roll. She’s not even afraid of Sasuke and just went and grabbed his hand and even naruto’s clothes LOL.

8. Hokage Summit

I actually talked about this in my other post here it is:

https://naruto-nerd-anime-lover.tumblr.com/post/164521342590/theory-about-sarada-awakening-her-sharingan

Over all, i love the episode mostly because i love the way how the SP was able to add more scenes and will be revealed later on because i kinda felt like the manga is rushed because of course kishi can only draw limited pages but i still love kishi. And yo, the music at sasuke and sarada’s reunion i played it over and over again, its in the youtube actually though the version is different, instead of a female voice in the new ep its only instrumental but they are still the same. Its actually called  Boruto OST 1 - Track 24 - Aibo (Patience)

And the voice actors people, gosh, they really did a great job. Sasuke’s voice (sugiyama) is really soft. And sakura’s (chie) voice has matured to motherly way. even sarada (kikuchi) my they have such amazing talents.

Until on my next review. Have a nice day!! :D

I’ve been planning to post this since I watched the movie.

So I watched Beauty and the Beast yesterday, and let me tell you, I am in love with it. I legit told my parents I was gonna marry that goddamn movie.

The story line and moral lesson was so sweet. The characters were so diverse and funny and heartbreaking and just overall amazing (I was legit screaming when I saw how many POC characters were in it, God bless). And even though some scenes were a bit rushed and auto tune was kinda irritating, I loved it.

But the best part of the movie was the introduction to Disney’s first canon, outed gay character.

When I first heard that there was gonna be some representation in a children’s film, I was so excited. However, I was kinda worried Disney would play it off as some joke or even make the person a rude, sinister jerk. When I heard LeFou was gonna be the gay character, it made me even more nervous.

But I saw him and his role in the movie. I was shook.

It was so beautiful.

LeFou - I’m so proud of Disney. He isn’t played off as a comic relief or a thing that shouldn’t exist, but he was so well-written and actually had layers. He went through so much development in the movie. His crush on Gaston influenced much of his actions, but soon he realized what was happening and ultimately found some good in his heart. He helped the antiques in the battle and he finally learned that he deserved more than a ruthless, heartless monster with a habit of leaving old men to die in the wilderness.

In the end, he got a happy ending. He’s over Gaston and is now happy and joyful at the ball dance, especially when a handsome young man - Stanley, I think - joins him in the revel.

Honestly, this movie made me feel so happy. But I’m not only gonna stop here.

If you don’t like the movie because you hate gay people: fuck you. It’s 2017, get your shit straight - actually, it’s already straight. But still - we live in a changing world, and we all know we can’t control love. If a princess can fall in love with a beast, I’m pretty sure two guys have the right to kiss.

Try to argue with me. Try.

Secondly, I know some people have doubts about LeFou being a good representative. Remember what I said above. His sexuality corresponds with his actions and behavior. It is shown many times that he loves Gaston, but he doesn’t stay in that want for him much longer when he realizes what a monster he actually is. Like what Mrs. Potts says: “You’re too good for him.”

So he learns a lesson and gets some development. But we have a final thing we have to discuss before I end this.

Many people are pretty upset that there isn’t much representation in general. That there isn’t enough, and most of what happens brings you laughing your ass off.

And to that I say: Look.

Look how far Disney has come. We went from a movie about how true love is always the answer (which it isn’t) to a movie with a diverse cast and the lesson that there is always good and kindness in our hearts. I’m proud that Disney has taken it’s first step (but not the last, mind you) in exploring different cultures and peoples from Polynesian tribes to their first gay character that isn’t “just a joke.” And this probably isn’t the last time we’ll see this kind of diversity.

Disney is taking baby steps, but I will wait for the rest of my life for a time where the LGBTQ+ community is nothing but ordinary. That we exist and we are more than just fetishes and stereotypes.

Be patient. This isn’t forever. Just like how it isn’t forever till you finally come to terms with your sexuality or gender identity. How it isn’t forever till you come out. How it isn’t forever till you make a difference in the world and win equality for all.

I hear so much about how little representation was shown and how the movie failed with it - but take the time to realize. We’re lucky we got actual representation. We’re lucky we’re here today, watching the birth of the first gay Disney character who’s outed and he isn’t just some doofus or laughingstock.

We’re lucky Disney finally heard us and listened.

Maybe they screwed up. Maybe they didn’t. You have your own opinion on how they played it out, and I have mine. But I want you all to know this isn’t the last time we’ll see this. This isn’t the last time we’ll find our community on the screen where so many different people can see.

If Disney doesn’t make more movies with more representation, like hell we would rest. We will make our voices heard, and we will make sure they know we aren’t going to rest until we are seen as valuable as a straight or cis person. We will make sure people will see who we are.

But right now, let’s just look. Look at how people are changing, how minds and ideas are changing. How the world is changing.

One day the world will change. One day everyone will be accepted for who they are, regardless of religion, sexuality, race, gender, kin, age, weight, or anything else. One day, love will bring people together instead of driving them apart, and hate would be something of the past.

It sounds poetic, I know. Even downright stupid.

But I hope this day will come.

The movement for equal rights had started long, long ago, and it’s not done yet. We will fight for our rights. And we still fight today.

This movie is not the start of Disney’s diversity, and it isn’t the end. I have a feeling they’re gonna make more representation in the times yet to come. But let’s be happy they took another step. A step that’ll help show the world that we’re all as valid as society’s “norms.”

I’m so proud of LeFou and what Disney has done, and I can’t wait for more.

So…thank you, Disney.

Thank you.

Just saw Baby Driver

Wow! I loved that movie so much. I wanted to go right back in as soon as it was over with. Since I JUST got out, here are a few jumbled thoughts that I have about it. SPOILERS warnings apply:
•Jon Bernthal was hardly in it at all. I thought he was gonna be in it and be a villain, but nope. Showed up once and you never see him again. For the short time he was on screen, he was good.
•Ansel Elgort was AMAZING!!! He is going to be my generation’s leading man. Seriously, this dude’s got a bright future ahead of him. He was charismatic, charming, and adorable, but you bought it when he was being a bad ass.
•I LOVED the character of Baby. Oh my god. Just everything. The fact that he loves music. The fact that he knows sign language because his foster father is deaf. The fact that he’d been driving since he was “tall enough to see over the dashboard.” Possibly the most likable protagonist I’ve seen in years.
•Kevin Spacey Yo! You can’t go wrong with Kevin Spacey.
•Jamie Foxx (Bats) freaking surprised me in this movie! I knew he was a damn good actor, but I’ve never seen Jamie Foxx be intimidating and scary (His role in Spider-Man was neither). He was fantastic in this movie. I bought that he was this scary criminal who wasn’t just intimidating because he would shoot someone in the face for no reason. Bats was like a frigging Sherlock! Deducing his partners and talking about their weaknesses. Dude was crazy!
•Lily James as Deborah was really good. Her accent kept changing and that threw me a little. But she was adorable and she had great chemistry with Baby. I totally bought their relationship, although I did get some Romeo and Juliet vibes. They only knew each other for a few days and he claimed that he loved her. That was the only part that really took me out of the movie. But I could buy it.
•Buddy and Darling could have been really annoying. But Jon Hamm and Eiza González’s chemistry really grabbed me and I loved their characters separate and especially together. Buddy actually turned out to be my favorite character because I legitimately could not have called where they took his character and I like it when movies surprise me. On top of that, Jon Hamm was so sexy in this movie, oh my god. I found it hard to concentrate when he was on screen because of how god damn good looking Buddy was. I have a villain complex to begin with, but making Jon Hamm a bad guy… *drools* I won’t say anymore.
•The stunts were amazing but what made the action scenes INCREDIBLE was how Edgar Wright synced the scenes with the music. The gun shots and crashes and shifting gears were all synced to whatever music Baby was listening to and it was awesome. Along with the random high pitches throughout the movie to remind us that Baby had tinnitus, the audio in this movie really helped the audience see and hear the world as Baby did.

In short, go see Baby Driver. It was such a unique movie with amazing, well developed, colorful characters, a banging soundtrack, AMAZING stunt work, and a satisfying ending. I promise this movie is not overhyped. It’s so good.

Eliza "The Biggest Clexa Shipper" Taylor

In interviews: 

  • “They taught each other how to be open and how to love.” - Eliza about Clarke and Lexa’s relationship. 
  • “I think it would have been great to see them moving forward with making their relationship more public.” - Eliza about Clexa.
  • We laugh a lot. I think our main thing is doing really, really rough Australian accents to each other. ” - Eliza on working with Alycia.
  • “She [Clarke] has actually decided that Lexa is in this AI, and she is going to hopefully find a way to be in contact with her again.” - ET
  • “She’s become one of my closest friends now, so I’m really happy about that. I’m so happy to have her in my life.” - Eliza about Alycia
  • “I cried, yeah. It was really difficult. There were lots of tears.” - Eliza about her last scenes with Alycia.

At WonderCon:

  • “I love her [Alycia], I just saw her the other day, we’ve been catching up, she’s become one of my closest friends.” - ET 
  • “It’s interesting to see how she [Clarke] is going to move forward, but at the end of the day she’s heartbroken.” - Eliza
  • “She [Clarke] fell madly in love with Lexa so it’s really difficult.” - Eliza about Lexa’s death.
  • “Clarke’s completely devastated, she fell in love, and now that Lexa’s gone she’s a different person, this will forever change her.” - ET
  • “She [Lexa] died in my arms.” - Eliza about Lexa’s death.
  • “There’s only one Lexa.” - Eliza in regards of future relationships for Clarke.
  • “I feel like she [Lexa] was the one for her.” - Eliza about Lexa and Clarke’s relationship.
  • “ I don’t know if she’s going to be able to love anyone the way she loved Lexa” - Eliza about Lexa’s death and future relationships.

On “The Dropship: The 100 Podcast”: 

  • “Me and Alycia both realized that what we were doing was really having an effect on people and powerful and good.” - Eliza on Clarke & Lexa 
  • “We were like, let’s make this beautiful. Let’s make this loving because it’s so rare on the show for something to be like that.” - Eliza
  • “I hope that we did that. We don’t underestimate how much of an effect it had on people.” - Eliza
  • “[Lexa’s] never going to be lost to her. She was her love.” - Eliza
  • “It was almost like, I don’t even know if I want this to be happening but I can’t help it because you’re amazing.” - Eliza on Clarke’s POV
  • “It was fun to actually play a real relationship. That’s how it is, it’s messy.” - Eliza
  • “The scene that follows, Lexa and I… Post-coital I suppose. Having a moment of release and normalcy and peace.” - ET on her favorite scene
  • “It was the only time in that season where I smile.” - Eliza on the post-sex scene
  • “It’s just this weird pocket of happiness. It doesn’t last too long but that was really nice to be still & enjoy someone’s company.” - Eliza

At Oz Comic Con: 

  • “Eliza just fist pumped for Lexa’s return.“ 
  • ’‘Eliza’s fav scene with Alycia was anywhere where they made out.’' 
  • ’'Wellllll apart from making out ;) she’s a babe!” - Eliza about her favorite scene to shoot 
  • “She [Eliza] loves the tender Clexa moments from the finale because she thinks they provided a better end for Lexa.”
  • Alycia is a babe.”
  • “It wasn’t in the original script but I said it.” - Eliza about Clexa’s ily in the season finale
  • I love you was not in the original script but I just had to add it. She was the love of my life” - Eliza
  • “I apologise on behalf of the cast and those who were offended.” - Eliza on Lexas death
  • “It’s really hard to love that thing [the chip]. It’s like ‘God damn it Lexa” - Eliza
  • Eliza just brought a Lexa cosplay on stage
  • “She was the love of my life”
  • “The love scene with Lexa was hilarious cause we’re such good mates” “I’ve got some great selfies of that day” - ET
  • “I’ve got some great selfies of the love scene day. Trying to rip Alycia’s top off” - ET
  • “I don’t think she’ll ever love a human again” - Eliza on S4
  • “In honour of Lexa and respect to fans I don’t think I see a new relationship in s4 to be something. I don’t know” - ET
  • “Uhhhh can ya guess? All that love making.” - ET on what she thinks Clarke and Lexa’s favorite moments were
  • “Alycia couldn’t stop laughing when Clarke drew Lexa, Eliza drew a moustache on the pic and wouldn’t stop showing her”

At Oz Comic Con Day 2:

  • “If she was stranded on a deserted island she’d choose Alycia to take with her.’‘  (via @matchbox_sized)
  • ’'Eliza said the funniest moment was in bed with Lexa.” (via @alyciaftregui)
  • “She [Eliza] was genuinely upset by the loss of Alcyia.” (via @tattoojauregui)
  • “Reading the script was heartbreaking, the director was watching the scene sobbing. It was a really emotional day.” - ET abt Lexa’s death.
  • “It was heartbreaking” - Eliza about her initial reaction when she found out Lexa would die (via @StarryMag)
  • “They’re both babes.” - Eliza about Clexa (via @tattoojauregui)
  • “They were kindred spirits… and they’re both babes.” - ET about what initially drew Clexa towards each other (via @matchbox_sized)
  • “It would’ve been nice to strech out the Lexa relationship, especially that one episode should’ve been 3.” ET abt CL (via @matchbox_sized)
  • Falling in love with Lexa was her favorite part of Clarke’s development.” (via @tattoojauregui)
  • “Falling in love with Lexa. She’ll never be the same again.” - ET about her favorite Clarke development (via @StarryMag) (video)
  • Eliza signed an autograph with “Lexa, I love you” at #OzComicCon (via @wolfpants_) (picture)

DayDream Con Day 1 & 2:

  • “If you could bring back a dead character, who would it be? [implying Finn or Ontari]” “Lexa!” Eliza 
  • “Who would you bring to Brazil?” “Alycia. Not because you want to hear that, but because she’s one of my best friends.” (via @B_Dailey13) (x)
  • “The flame will still play an important role next season, but in a different way. It’s where Lexa is” (via @StarryMag)
  • “I didn’t kill Lexa guys. I would change that if I could. I tried to save her, that nightblood if tricky.” - Eliza at #DDC (via @starrymag)
  • “Which fictional character has influenced you? ’‘I’m not allowed to say Lexa, am I? But she would be.” - Eliza at #DDCon (via @starrymag)
  • “It was in bed with Lexa! We laughed so much.” Eliza about her funniest moment on set (via @starrymag)
  • Eliza has to get Alycia’s permission to post the selfies from them in bed. We will get them if Alycia agrees with it. (via @adcdinah)
  • [VIDEO] Eliza talking about getting Alycia’s permission to post their selfie during #DDCon today (via @lexatriku)
  • “Was the love between Clarke and Lexa weakness?” “No… it’s strength.” Eliza during her #DDCon panel today (via @B_Dailey13)
  • Eliza said she wants to tell Alycia about the Clexa book. She said she’d love it. Nobody asked, she just said it! (via @HumanOrToaster)
  • [VIDEO] Eliza trying to figure out the exact moment Clarke fell in love with Lexa during #DDcon (via @RHIANNONMFlSH)
  • [VIDEO] Eliza talking about her grounder song with Alycia during #DDCon today in Brazil (via @RHIANNONMFlSH)
  • Eliza has just spoke about the “Bitanic” and said she and Alycia loved to play with that (via @DanielaaRivaas)
  • “Yeah I think that was on the cards. That was a slow buil.’” - Eliza on whether or not Clarke would have fallen for Lexa if Finn hadn’t died
  • Eliza feels like she has to go [to ClexaCon] because it’s something for her and Alycia (via @Vii_Lacerda)
  • Alycia was very sad to have cancelled, she really wanted to come to Brazil (via @Vii_Lacerda)
  • Eliza said she really cried after Alycia’s last scene. And then again when she came back for the finale. (via @HumanOrToaster)
  • Eliza said that misses working with Alycia. They’re best friends and she cconsiders Alycia very special (via @Vii_Lacerda)
  • “Clarke and Lexa bonded over the fact that they were both in a leadership position and lonely” - Eliza during M&G (via @anacata90)
  • “It’s such a beautiful relationship [..] We loved doing it” - Eliza on Clexa (via @StarryMag)

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FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE LEFOU DISCOURSE

First, can people please quit the ‘and Disney’s patting themselves on the back for this’ thing? I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard people say that.

Disney never did what they’re accused of. They didn’t even say a word about it on social media or in the press, as far as I’m concerned (correct me if I’m wrong, I might be.) They weren’t even behind the idea of making LeFou gay.

The movie’s director and Josh Gad were. It wasn’t even in the script in the first place. It was just Bill Condon, a gay man whose long-time partner is a producer of the movie, taking that decision (be it to make LeFou gay or roll with Josh Gad’s interpretation, I admit I’m not sure how it happened exactly), letting Josh Gad do his thing, and then hoping Disney would be okay with it. I don’t care what you think of Disney in general, I’m personally not a Disney fan in the first place, but I care about misinformation.

Because it was Bill Condon, in an interview with a gay magazine, deciding he wanted to reveal it and being happy about it because he’d tried to include diversity in his movie. Not Disney. And what did he say about the ‘gay moment’, that wasn’t included in the Internet article? (it wasn’t the full version, if you wanted to read the whole thing you had to buy the magazine) That he was anxious not to overstate it, because “it’s a moment - it only lasts five seconds.” He never tried to pretend the scene would be huge.

Do you know who patted Disney on the back as if they were behind that decision? Do you know who ignored the full article to make their own, and by doing so did exactly what Bill Condon didn’t want to happen, and spread misinformation everywhere? The media.

Do you know who didn’t do a tiny bit of research that didn’t require buying the magazine before getting all mad and hateful? You all.

I’m tired of your negativity. I’m tired of you all shitting on the movie without even seeing it because you heard the 'gay moment’ is a three seconds scene. Shitting on LeFou without even giving him a chance because all you see is his animated counterpart (and god, did I hate the animated LeFou, and still do,) even though with a little bit of research you would have known he wasn’t going to be portrayed like a villain and an actual fool in the live action.

Besides, there’s more than that ‘gay moment’ at the end. LeFou really is gay and it’s there for the whole movie, as it should be. He’s not just thrown in a guy’s arms and whoop, surprise, he’s gay! Except the Gaston scene, it was subtly obvious that LeFou was gay, which I think is accurate given the time period (by that I mean he’s not going to openly tell everyone who wants to hear it that he likes men–particularly in that village)

Then, LeFou wasn’t funny because he’s gay. He was just funny. And gay. To be honest sometimes Lumière and Cogsworth felt more like comic relief characters than LeFou did.

That’s for the people who haven’t seen it and decided they wouldn’t. Now, about those who have seen it. I honestly can’t believe how many of you are like ‘there’s only one gay moment and it was shit and his gayness was played for laughs’ when… no? There’s more? Did we see the same movie?

And then, there are all the people saying LeFou is a homophobic stereotype.

Let’s be honest here, the only scene in which you could argue he was a flamboyant gay stereotype was the ‘Gaston’ scene. Yeah. That one over the top musical number. In which LeFou was confident, happy and adorable and didn’t give a flying f*ck what people thought of him. And guess what? No one in the movie ever mocks him for it, ever even reacts to him being flamboyant. Not even that asshole Gaston. I personally thought it was an amazing moment.

So… we’re going to do a LeFou scenes recap.

Introduction: LeFou’s funny, not because he’s gay but because he’s pretty much insulting Gaston and Gaston doesn’t notice. It’s basically shown he’s more clever and more reasonable than Gaston. Nothing stereotyped about him nor his mannerisms.

Arriving in the village: he just gets off his horse and tells the Bimbettes who were gushing over Gaston that it’s never going to happen. Nothing stereotyped about him nor his mannerisms.

Conversation with Gaston after ‘Belle’: he’s got a funny line, but it has nothing to do with him being gay. Then, he does a little head move and a sort of humming sound before following Gaston, that’s true. It could be interpreted as LeFou trying to imitate Gaston, or him acting towards Gaston the same way Gaston acts towards the Bimbettes. Either way, are you really going to hate on him for that little thing?

Mirror: he’s being his little sassy self. Nothing to say until the 'me neither.’ Probably the only moment that could be considered as 'gay for jokes.’ He wasn’t more ridiculous than Gaston a second before, though.

Already talked about the Gaston scene above.

After the ‘Gaston’ scene: “LeFou you’re the best, how is it no girl has snatched you up yet?” - “I’ve been told I’m clingy, but I really don’t get it” was basically a ‘I’m gay and I have a crush on you’ moment, and I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen the movie eight times, and no one ever laughed. Because it’s not funny. The tone of the moment, the absence of music… that scene clearly touched on the ‘LeFou is gay’ subject, probably in the most direct way in the whole movie, but wasn’t played nor shot as something funny. Nothing stereotyped about him nor his mannerisms.

In the woods: LeFou’s once again funny in this one, but because of how he deals with Maurice’s babbling about the Beast and the castle, and with Gaston’s anger. Funny lines, funny expressions easing the oncoming darkness of the scene. Again, it has nothing to do with the fact he’s gay. Nothing stereotyped about him nor his mannerisms.

In the tavern: for the second time LeFou shows he has a conscience and questions Gaston’s actions. He’s not comfortable with what has been done and will be done in the scene. There’s nothing funny about him in that scene. Nothing stereotyped about him nor his mannerisms.

Mob: once again he tries to talk some sense into Gaston. Nothing funny here, at all. This is the most serious LeFou gets. Nothing stereotyped about him nor his mannerisms.

Castle battle: LeFou is back to being funny at some points (‘you must be his grandmother’) Also he knows how to give a good punch, you go boy. Nothing stereotyped about him nor his mannerisms.

Ending: just some dancing. Nothing stereotyped about him nor his mannerisms.

So, yeah. This is what makes some people call LeFou a “homophobic stereotype.” Two tiny, not even five seconds moments at the beginning of the movie, out of everything else that was absolutely fine, and yeah, an over the top musical number.

I’m not saying LeFou is perfect representation. But it’s a start, and not a terrible one, by a gay director who had nothing but good intentions. 

Listen. LeFou doesn’t die. LeFou doesn’t end up heartbroken. He’s not a villain. We’ve got a smart, sassy, confident canon gay character in a 1 billion dollars Disney movie, who goes through actual character development, taking him from worshipping and admiring Gaston because of their years of friendship and his loyalty and love for him, to questioning Gaston’s actions, to trying to confront him, to switching sides and being hinted at getting the boyfriend he deserves at the end.

Isn’t that enough for a first? I mean, believe me, I want a gay princess or a gay prince as well. I want a queer Disney story. We’re not there yet, but we will be. And it starts with characters like LeFou. 

To those of you who are/were upset by LeFou’s character: I’m not saying you have no right to be. This is how you feel. This post isn’t for you, but if it helped change your mind, great! But there’s being upset or upset and angry… and then there’s just being angry bordering on straight up hateful. Too many people are just bitter and angry and spreading useless hate, including people who haven’t even seen the movie. I think that’s a shame. LeFou is a good character. They’ve done a wonderful job reinterpreting him, and he and the movie don’t deserve any of the hate they’re getting.

I guess I’m done here. This is what I wanted to say. I love LeFou, I love what they did with his character, I’m hopeful for the future of queer characters in Disney movies, and I’m not going to be sorry for it.

ps: don’t bother with anon hate, I won’t answer and I’ll immediately block you.

Fairy Tail Chapter 528 Review

So if people have been keeping up I’ve been spoiling this chapter today and boy was I not happy because this chapter my god.

I really like this cover image. I love the new art style of Erza’s first ever armor and I like the touch that Gray and Erza are front and center because in volume 3 it’s the same thing with them on the cover.

So we open on Acnologia stepping on Irene’s corpse which is still kinda amusing because yeah that Irene stuff still is a pain in the ass.

I guess Wendy would know it’s Acnologia because smell more than power but hey this is leading to the where the shit hits the fan.

Yup Jellal is back. Look a lot of people were happy to see hi back but here’s the problem I have. How? No seriously this will be a running theme about bad moments in this chapter and it’s how? We don’t know how Jellal got here, now people will say that scene against august where he said he’d protect Erza but there’s not a scene of him getting up or anything like that it’s just lazy. He comes out of nowhere without any foreshadowing.

So that was my frustration, how are you here? August left you in a ditch. we never saw you get up or anything like that. You just thought of Erza and that was it. But here’s the thing I’ve always said is Jellal’s greatest problem, he is always forced into an arc haphazardly but this arc lacks that because it’s war, it affects everyone. Also, it’s war against Zeref the character you wanted to fight since the timeskip. Also here’s my biggest problem, where are the oracion Seis? Because it seems you left them behind, that is very wrong, you are basically the guild master crime sorciere but you abadoned your guild to save Erza, which I understand is the wwoman you love but shouldn’t your priorities be focused on your team. Or hell just bring them along, it actually would help make sense because Cobra could hear where erza is.

anyway back to the story…

So Jellal attacks for several pages and…

Acnologia shows why you don’t fuck with Acologia. But again just wait it gets better…

Oh no. Yup people Acnologia eats all magic.Which is kinda cool until we’ve seen this all ready. Irene with Deus Zero and August with his negation, all these final bosses have something to do with “your magic is ineffective against me” it just seems lazy.

And best scene of the chapter. No I’m serious. Wendy is deciding that she is the one who must fight Acnologia because it’s her job as a Dragon Slayer. This is amazing to see that little girl who hid from fighting is now facing the big bad herself. This is what a final arc is, the joy of watching that development come through.

Little problem I have is Erza is concerned but Jellal is and why does Jellal care about Wendy? That was Mystogan who cared. I know Wendy brought him back but they’ve barely established a connection and yet there are times he’s worried about her which makes no sense giving they haven’t made a reason for it other than “you revived me”. I guess he’s concerned in a base sense but still, it feel like it comes from nowhere.

Oh god. This was a moment where I was like “THAT SO COOL” but then I remember it was shot down by Wahl Icht, how it it back, how is Ichiya there? I guess universe one moved him but did he fix this ship? It just doesn’t make sense. Where did it come from.

Okay first off I wasn’t mad that Christina could hold off Acnologia, we saw Makarov in Titan form tank it but why Isn’t shooting it? Why? Even if it’s a fast ship, it’s big, Acnologia could shoot it down.

Second, we need to “lead it to a certain place” we can beat Acnologia. Well, now you are straight up ripping off Rave Master because to defeat Endless he had to be lured into star memory. Also this place where Acnologia may be defeated, never brought up before.

And finally this new character appears, Oh boy with the text putting emphesis on “KEY” you know it’s a celestial wizard and one that could know about Acnologia, it might be Anna Heartfilia. OH WHAT BULLSHIT IF THAT IS TRUE! We don’t know anything about Anna, who is she, no actual alluding to the possibility she came to the future. Did she cross the eclipse gate? That is again bullshit if true. This means nothing, you just pulled this out of your ass. Yes we’ve talked about Anna and what she did but again WHO IS SHE?

But some people have pointed out that because of the hairy and how Anna didn’t have bangs that framed her face it could be Layla… WHAT THE FUCK, THEN? If there one character who had been established to be dead this whole series just to come back as a deus ex machina, what a load of crap. Plus with the next chapter called teacher and we know Layla had students, it could be her. And like Anna, no build up prior.

But hey maybe it’s a brand new character. WOW MASHIMA DID YOU FORGET HOW MANY OTHER CHARACTER‘S WHO YOU’VE INTRODUCED ALREADY AND NOT WORK WITH THEM!? NO LETS ADD THIS NEVER BUILT UP CHARACTER! GOD DAMNIT

Post Chapter Follow up: Ugh this chapter was not good. I know a lot of people thought I’d hate this chapter because Jellal showed up but that wasn’t my problem. My problem with all of those scenes I bitched about had no foreshadowing, at all. Jellal maybe thinking about Erza but even then, not enough at all. The Christina is back, HOW? New character that may be Layla or Anna, HOW? There’s a place where Acnologia can be defeated, HOW? None was built up, scenes like these lose weight because they weren’t built uo, they rely on the amount of shock value and rise it gets out of you. For this chapter to be liked, you have to be sitting there and just keep saying “FINE” FINE” “FINE” to everything thrown at you and that’s not good story telling.

Okay so Acnologia is this all slayer which again builds up there’s no way to beat him other than dragon slayers. But, you add in this place we’ve never been introduced or alluded to. 5 dragon slayer that can beat Acnologia that was the plan you had to mess with it didn’t you hiro?

Also, I know a lot were happy to see Jellal but her’s my question, why is he fighting Acnologia? It’s been built sense the timeskip he’d fight Zeref but this wasn’t built up at all, other than Erza was there.

So any positives? Well… Yes. Wendy’s moment is amazing, she has come far. It’s always good to see development acknowledged. She’s probably the most developed character in this chapter.

Also Acnologia is still on point. He’s taking everything Jellal has and just laughing it off. It’s nice to see him not treated as less. Also I was Glad to see Erza not do something. She shouldn’t be able to given her condition fro just recovering.

Ugh this is the part where I pass final verdict but before I do, I want to say we don’t have much time left for FT. I think we may have only 15-20 chapters left maybe less. And I want all of them to be great but no more like these, Hiro, please this is what you leave people with, it’s time to buckle down and really try. Because this climax could be awful if you stay the course.

Final Verdict: 3/10

  • Foreshadowing “what’s that”
  • Below average pacing
  • Just all around not fulfilling
Stop Comparing Sakura and Hinata

Why???

Why do people have to compare these two precious mothers???

Rather it’s strength, family, marriage or children, these two are always getting compared. If you see a comment on YouTube talking about Hinata Hyuga and it has over hundreds of people replying it’s most likely at least a few comments talking about how either more amazing or horrible of a character Sakura is in comparison. 


I find comparing their strengths and powers more reasonable than anything, because Naruto and Boruto are action/adventure series’ revolved around fighting. So this tends to make a lot of sense. However, a lot of people tend to be biased because they hate the characters.


Hands down, Sakura is stronger than Hinata and the strongest female in Konoha. According to the databooks, Hianta carries strength of 21.5 and Sakura carries strength of 26. Sakura hasn’t surpassed Tsunade either, although it was foreshadowed and she might have by now, as far as we know Tsunade’s is approximately 35 while Sakura’s is 26, not counting their poisons, 100 seals, etc. and yes, with Hinata, this does include the Byakugan since the Hyuga clan is almost completely dependent on it. Sakura’s amount of strength is the same as Naruto’s, according to databooks (not counting his special abilities. It has been said, but I haven’t seen any proof.


But this doesn’t make Hinata any less of an awesome character, even though she’s not or was never as strong as Sakura (surprisingly), she has most definitely worked and trained herself up into being an utter badass. 


But Hinata is happy and content with her life. She got her happily ever after, and that was becoming the wife of Naruto and taking care of her children. Not to mention, she’s definitely gotten less shyer. People keep forgetting that Naruto and Boruto aren’t just completely based around fighting. But it’s also based around love, friendship, dreams and family. Stop judging Hinata for becoming a housewife. She’s allowed to do whatever she wants.


Being a mother has taught her not to be such a pushover, too:


She’s my favorite Naruto character, but we can’t keep saying that she’s something she’s not, or get mad at her for not continuing to be a fighter, Temari is a housewife and I see no fans judging her:

But then again, Temari is also a fairly avid fighter:

Admittedly, I do find it kind of sad that we haven’t gotten any fighting scenes involving Hinata, but I’m prettyha happy about the message that those hypocritical femnists are getting, it’s not about doing what society thinks that you shouldn’t do, it’s about doing what you want, and that’s okay. So let Hinata do what she wants.


And as for Sakura, people are angry because she loves Sasuke, honestly I could get into this, but I already wrote a blog about that and I don’t feel like explaining this to shallow fans again. 


I also find it surprising that people are trying to pull the useless card: 


Even Kishimoto admits that he wishes he would’ve given her more development, he also regrets this about Hinata and frankly all of the females in the Naruto series. But personally, I find Sakura to be a complete badass.


She’s a single mother (up until Gaiden):

Head of the medical ninja force:

And she’s still an active fighter (the most active adult female fighter in Boruto may I add):

Not to mention, she’s often compared to Tsunade and she’s completely human, she doesn’t have a the power of the nine-tails, nor does she come from a legendary clan with special or powerful abilities. Sakura is completely and utterly human.


People say that her only flaw are her feelings for Sasuke:

I would get into that, but I’d be wasting your time since I’ve already talked about it on my last blog.


Back to the subject, if anything is a flaw, it’s her temper, and she’s working on it. I like Sakura, initially I didn’t, I still don’t like majority Part I Sakura’s character. But now she’s a badass who is happy with her choices. Stop bashing Sakura and Hinata. God, please, bash Sumire or ChoCho but theirs no need to keep the fandom in the past. 


I wasn’t even going to make another one of these until the Gaiden Arc ended, but this is getting really ridiculous and annoying to people who just want to enjoy the current series.


At the end of the day, both are awesome characters with awesome families:

(If you disagree, please come respectively, otherwise your comment or reblog or whatever will definitely be deleted no matter how long it is)

Wynonna Earp 2X09 Thoughts and Faves

This week on Wynonna Earp, everything was super fine, there were no creepy dolls or paintings from right out of my nightmares, and all the girlfriends in Purgatory recognized what an amazing, special thing they have together, laying to rest their current conflict before anyone could do anything impulsive and ill-advised…J/K, this week was feelings hell.

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Watching TCW again and I stg this is Filoni’s way of thinking:

“Hmm… Remember those clones I had had slaughtered by droids on the Rishi moon? That was pretty sad. Bet I could make it even sadder by giving them a cute backstory as batch-mates just so you can get stupid attached to them.”

“Oh, look at this pure, trusting, beautiful cinnamon roll of a character that I have created. What if I made her leave the Jedi Order because of that dick of Tarkin and then have her be forced to fight her old Master as he’s turned into a Sith Lord, while also believing for twenty years that her “other” Master was dead and never learning the truth about it?”

“Heyyyyy, remember the last survivor of those five clones I was talking about earlier? What if he discovered the tragic reasons why clones followed Order 66 but died before he had time to convince people?”

“HEY!!! Better, guys, better! What if the last survivor hadn’t been the last survivor? And like, the real last survivor just spent years getting tortured and mutilated by Separatists?”

“EVEN BETTER!!! That clone who gave the order to shot down Obi-Wan Kenobi? What if I gave him an attaching personality, an amazing best friend who’s basically gonna be everyone’s favorite clone, and a close friendship to his aforementioned General, whom you all know he’s going to unwillingly betray? Man I’ve got so many good ideas.”

*reading Georges Lucas’ notes on Obi-Wan’s life* “Huh, I wonder how I could make this masterpiece of a character development better. Oh, wait, I know! What if I brought back the Sith responsible for his father figure’s death, gave him a girlfriend while keeping him from acting on his feelings for her because he has a duty he can’t abandon at the present time, and then had said Sith kill the girlfriend in front of Obi-Wan in a perfect mirror of his Master’s death scene?” 

“AH AH AH, LOOK AT THIS SHIT TON OF JEDI YOU NEVER CARED ABOUT BUT KNEW WERE GONNA GET ORDER 66′D!!!!! WHAT IF I GAVE THEM A BACKSTORY AND AN ABSOLUTELY LOVEABLE PERSONALITY ALONG WITH A DEEP RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR CLONES JUST SO YOU CAN CRY BUCKETS OF TEARS THE NEXT TIME YOU WATCH PLO KOON OR AAYLA SECURA GET SHOT?????”

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HEY HEY HEY thanks for sendin asks!! there were so many good ones, sorry i could only answer a handful! forgot mobile users cant see the faq. i’ll copypaste it in a post in a sec.

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anonymous asked:

i read through your entire masterlist twice today and i'm so thirsty for more good quality nonsmut fanfics.. do you have any more fic recs? you always have such good ones. and thank you for writing! <3

hello, cutie!! oh gosh, i can’t believe you read through my entire masterlist not once… but twice :’) thank you so so much! and yes, i do have more fic recs; i’ve just been too lazy to put them on my fic rec page r i p but i’ll list them down here:

♣︎ untitled #1 and untitled #2 by @gukstudio

[ jungkook x reader | fluff | idol-verse ]

drabble #1.

[ jimin x reader | fluff | unspecified au ]

drabble #2.

these aren’t even drabbles, they’re all over 1k  h ow

ROCHELLE, MY FAVORITE TAEBAE UNSTAN, MY FAVORITE “JINGKOPK STAB”, THANK YOU FOR PUTTING UP WITH MY EGOTISTICAL SELF and okay, anyway moving on. how are these even drabbles, like they’re actual fics and i love them because they’re so sweet and make me soft. except when i misunderstood a certain part of one of them and messaged you about it and laughed for like five minutes straight, but regardless, these two are such masterpieces, and i wait patiently for your big d scenario :)

♣︎ redamancy by @syubits

[ namjoon x reader | fluff | soulmate au ]

oneshot.

elfie, my favorite jin stan, jimin’s baby angel, #1 fluff writer, the one with jimin as her ult bias, the better half of #seokfie and #elfmin, well regardless of what i call her, she has the cutest fluff in the entire world, and i love this fic because i too am clumsy and not very graceful at all, so i relate with the reader and namjoon in this story lmao. also i appreciate the pokemon stickers on tae’s laptop and i see you slipping jin into that fic, elfie. your bias is showing ;)

♣︎ dream a little dream of me by @earlygreytae

[ taehyung x reader | angst, fluff | soulmate au ]

oneshot.

wow, is namjoon cutting onions again?? i swear i’m not crying. min’s writing is so utterly beautiful, and i fall in love with her writing more and more everyday as I continue to read through everything on her masterlist. my favorite scene is when she talks with seokjin about soulmates, and oh gosh, i absolutely adore every single bit of this fic, and please, please, please you just have to read it along with everything else on her masterlist and cry over her stories with me.

♣︎ marble and flesh by @cheelchan

[ seokjin x reader | angst, fluff | greek myth au ]

oneshot.

okay, i am probably the biggest nerd for greek mythology. what can i say? greek mythology is my achilles’ heel. so when i saw this fic, i knew immediately that i’d fall head over heels for it, and as i read it, i was right. cheel portrays jin as pygmalion so perfectly, and her way with words brings the story to life just as jin’s statue was brought to life. i absolutely love this story to bits, and i’m so excited for the namjoon greek myth fic she hints at in the ending. her writing is unbelie-bubbly amazing.

♣︎ bts bulletpoint au by @caputinternubilacondit

[ ot7 x reader | fluff | single dad au ]

post #1. post #2. tag.

i have absolutely no desire to have kids nor do i really like them all that much, but my god, this au makes me rethink everything because maybe kids are worth all the trouble because the tiny cute moments are everything. and also partially because i want a pup family too where we all wear dog onesies lmao. but anyway, peach has the cutest bulletpoint au’s and i’m about to get into reading her day6 ones, which i haven’t yet, but i’m super excited because i know they’ll be A+++ quality

♣︎ it’s the little things by @ontheperiphery

[ yoongi x reader | angst, fluff | college au ]

oneshot.

lori’s writing is absolutely magical pertaining to the way in which she can convey a plethora of emotions and make me feel completely immersed in the story. this fic is one of my favorites because it focuses on what seems to be just another regular moment in life, but it is actually so special and beautiful in its own way. it makes me appreciate the smaller moments and little things in life. and also, her jin fic–joke’s on you–is another one of my favorites!

♣︎ unfairy tale by @jamlessness

[ taehyung x reader | angst | rocker au ]

oneshot.

my emotions were all over the place after reading this, and my brain was going haywire because this was so so so good. and i love the underlying theme of the fic that you kept throughout the progressing storyline. i live and breathe for rocker!tae honestly, like i adored every word of this fic, and i’m pretty sure i read your story at least four times by now. wow, i just love it so much, please never stop writing, you absolute goddess.

♣︎ the last by @littlerynn

[ yoongi x reader | angst | idol-verse ]

oneshot.

this fic made me feel so nostalgic and melancholic and yet so content at the same time. it was written in such a wonderful style, and the ending is bittersweet, like dark chocolate, and my heart simultaneously broke and grew like 129384123x bigger after reading this. i don’t know how else to describe it, but i really really enjoyed it, and to tell you the truth, my words won’t do enough justice for her fic, so please read it.

♣︎ read ‘em and weep by @1honeypot

[ yoongi x reader | angst, fluff | slice of life au ]

oneshot.

goodness gracious, this is the most breath taking piece of literature i have ever laid my eyes on. it was so beautifully written and how the relationship between the two characters developed over time makes me unbelievably happy, and i’m so satisfied with the natural progression. i can really feel myself getting caught up in the story and can imagine myself within the setting so perfectly. this fic is quite honestly one of my absolute favorites, and i always go back to reread it time and time again. and every single time, i die because of how flawless it is. cause of death: read ‘em and weep. gotta save the best for last, right? :D

i hope you’ll enjoy these fics as much as i did and still do! all their stories hold a special place in my heart, and thank you to all you lovely writers for sharing your talent with the rest of us ♡

The Raven King, Chapter 13 – The Birth of Responsible Neil Josten

In which our favourite angsty runaway finally starts being useful, Andreil engage in some hot ab-touching, Wymack Knows™ things and I sense yet more Hufflepuffs dawning on the horizon.

Sounds good? Then it’s time for Nicki to read The Raven King.

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I’m well overdue for this, but it’s finally time for me to talk about the Wonder Woman movie! I saw it about a week and a half ago after 3 previous failed attempts to see it, so it was an ordeal. But it was well worth it because I had a blast. 

Themyscira was absolutely gorgeous. I was blown away by how incredible it looked. Honestly that alone was enough to make my eyes water just a bit. And I actually had a tear or two roll out of my eye at the scene where Diana stormed the Front. It wasn’t the first time we’d seen her fight, but it was her very first battle outside of Themyscira–her first stand and action as “Wonder Woman”. It was amazing and it made me emotional. 

There’s a lot to be said about the interactions between Steve Trevor and Diana. I’ve always felt that Steve Trevor is a very… risky character. At this point in time it’s such a sexist, trope-ish relationship setup. Just the whole “he’s the first man this woman has ever met so she’s automatically going to fall in love with him” scenario. And it’s so easy to make his character into this blowhard jerk. Which is exactly what Joss Whedon did in his scrapped 2006 script for a WW movie

I feel like this one paragraph has it all–calling a woman delusional, insinuating that she causes her own problems, the hardcore objectification, and blaming her for his feelings. Like holy shit it’s almost impressive how bad this was. But seeing this helps to contrast what we almost got with what we did get. And what we did get was pretty darn good. 

There were things like innuendos between Steve and Diana, but they weren’t really at Diana’s expense. The movie did a good job of making Steve likable, and the interactions between him and Diana enjoyable. Yes, Steve did have to semi-babysit Diana while in London, and he had to teach her so much about the world outside of Themyscira. But again, the movie handled these very easily shitty stock situations quite well. Like, in London, I felt that the butt of the joke of Diana’s inability to understand how women were expected to act was on the society, not on Diana. When a room full of powerful, influential men got flabbergasted and incensed because a woman walked in, we were laughing at them, not at her. 

Out at the war, Diana was naive. She didn’t understand things, and Steve did. However, Diana was still the hero. She still stormed the front. She did what everyone believed to be impossible. She inspired everyone around her, including Steve. And Steve? For all his measured, worldly knowledge and wisdom, still made mistakes. Like yeah, of course Steve was going to stop Diana when she tried to kill a general during a dinner party right before the war was about to be negotiated to a close. Of course he stopped her from acting recklessly without understanding what the consequences of her actions would be. And what happened? An entire village of people was needlessly slaughtered for it. The takeaway from that whole scene wasn’t, “Jeez Diana stop being so stupid and just listen to what the man tells you, okay?” It was a complicated situation where no matter what happened it was going to be bad. So even though we still had the clash between Steve’s mature understanding of the world and Diana’s naive one, it was still framed in a way that kept them as equals, rather than shoving Diana down to build up Steve. 

It might just be because I’m biased, but this was possibly the only time that I didn’t feel that a villain saying to the hero “hey you should join me we should totally work together to kill all humans or whatever” was completely stupid. I liked that they went with the “Diana is a demigod” origin for her, since it worked for this (human people going “all humans should die” is ~edgy~ but literal gods debating it is another matter). And it worked well with Diana’s established character history in the film. She was raised in an isolated utopian society were she, for the most part, was taught that men were good. They were wise and gentle, and it was only through the treachery of Ares that these good men did evil. Diana was virtuous, noble, and courageous, and she believed that mankind was too. Ares barely had to do a thing because mankind committed their atrocities all on their own. So when it finally became clear to her how wrong she had been, she was understandably devastated. 

And Ares wanted to do something about it. He didn’t seek to destroy mankind because he was evil. He sought to destroy mankind because they were evil. So, in that moment, I felt his offer to Diana. His offer to Diana didn’t try to appeal to greed or a desire for power. It appealed to her sense of justice. To simply continue doing what she’s been doing–destroying evil so that good can prosper. Starting over so that the world could actually be a utopia, free from the selfish, callous, and hateful cruelty of mankind. But of course, what made Diana the hero was the fact that she could still see the good in mankind, where Ares couldn’t. That inability to accept the existence of a world of grey was what made Ares the villain. So I really liked that Ares tried to get Diana to join him. It was an offer that was noble in intent but absolutely evil all the same, which is what a lot of the bad in the world is like. But Diana rose above that and overall I thought the whole journey was a great way to develop her character. 

Finally, there was one issue I took with the movie tho. Ares in the flashback. They didn’t need have David Thewlis play Ares in the brief flashback too–after he was defeated and cast down by Zeus. Ares has always been able to change his form so there’s no reason as to why they needed to have him be a pale British man in his 50s with a stupid 1910s-style English mustache. Why not also have Zeus be played by Mr. Bean or John Cleese while they’re at it? 

Aside from that 3 second noticeable error in judgement, I enjoyed the movie a lot and thought they did a good job on pretty much every front. With any luck I’ll have a chance to watch it a second time this summer!