haha i thought it was pretty interesting anyway

anonymous asked:

Even though Harry is my favorite actor from the cast, I think his acting is a little over the top in the sneak peek from next episode. I mean I know Magnus is dramatic, but he is sort of coming across as a caricature of who Magnus actually is in that scene.

You know, it’s interesting you point this out because I personally don’t believe this is a misstep on Harry’s part; I think this is a deliberate choice in terms of how Magnus behaves with various people. The reason I say this is because I’ve noticed it’s been a very consistent trait Harry has given Magnus when he’s around those he doesn’t fully trust or know.

I think in S1 and throughout most of 2x01, we see him largely around Alec, someone he’s willing to be more genuine with (Clary, too). But watch him in 1x04 (with Elias where he twirls like 3x in the scene, but also when he’s flirting with Alec while Jace is watching – when he flips that table with his foot, please), 1x07 where Jace and Luke are both present (Jace’s presence is usually the main factor because Magnus isn’t especially fond of Jace), 1x12 during the Institute meeting and when they’re going to find Ragnor (again, Jace (and Hodge) are present). Even the way he approaches Jace and Clary in 1x12 after the kiss is over, there’s a swagger you don’t see when his focus had been Alec.

You’re right, it’s an exaggeration and it’s not representative of who Magnus actually is. But I think that’s the point: it’s a deliberate front he puts up, a way of deflecting people from seeing the real him. Magnus does not like to be seen as who he really is. He’s an extremely guarded individual, and the hair, the makeup, the clothes, the gestures, even his speech patterns – that’s all there to shield him. The real Magnus is a privilege reserved for the rare few who have managed to sneak their way into his heart. At the time of that scene, Simon isn’t one of those people.

yukikatcosplay  asked:

Hey Elliot! I recently completed Bioshock and I remember from a stream that you said it was one of your favorite games. I was wondering what your thoughts were when you first played it? (If you can remember). I thought it was spectacular!

Ooooh awesome!! I’m so glad you liked it! It is definitely one of my favorite games if not my favorite all together! I absolutely love it! Let me think, I think I played Bioshock the summer I turned….. Either 17 or 18? I think I must have been 17 cuz I know we were just starting Uzumaki Diaries… Anyway, yeah I actually bought myself an Xbox to play that game specifically haha so as you can Imagine I was pretty hype! I actually was more interested in Bioshock 2 at first because I love the Big Sisters so much. I remember my mom was in town and I asked her to pick me up Bioshock 2 and she came home with the first one and Jet and I were like welp that’s cool too!! That whole summer we spent living off of gummy worms and rockstar while pulling all nighters playing that game over and over. I loved it so much and it’s such a good memory for me!! Glad you enjoyed the game!