the general character or attitude of a place, piece of writing, situation, etc.
We’ve all seen movies or read books that get their tone wrong. They feel subtly off or wrong somehow. Do it wrong, and every twist or revelation in your story feel wrong too, straining the audience’s disbelief. Done correctly, manipulations of tone are barely perceptible but absolutely necessary to support dramatic character arcs.
One of my favorite parts of the movie was its subtle manipulation in tone, particularly in the second act.
GIF: Not mine WORDS: 1633 PLOT: You are in love with each other but you’re best friends.
“Ash, can you get us some
popcorn?” I yelled as Michael and I continued our Call of Duty game. “Sure.” He
yelled back from the kitchen. “You know, he’d do anything for you.” Michael
commented. “I would do anything for him too, he is my best friend.” I said,
focussing on the game. Michael paused it. I snapped my head to him. “What the
hell?” I asked, confused. “That’s not what I meant, Y/N. Think about it, you
guys act like so much more than just friends.” Michael said. I have always
liked Ashton as more that just my friend but I would never tell him that. We
have been friends since we were 4 years old, I didn’t want to ruin that. “I
don’t know what you’re talking about, Mikey.” I said, not making eye contact.
“Y/N, I know you like him.” Michael said. “Who does Y/N like?” Ashton asked,
walking in from the kitchen. We both froze. “oh, u-uhm nobody…” I stammered.
Ashton looked at me weirdly. “I, uh actually have to get going so-“ I said,
standing up. “But I just made the popcorn?” Ashton said confused. “Sorry!” I
said, running out of Ashton’s apartment.
Ashton and I grew up together. We
were prom dates and we spent every Christmas together. Where Ashton went I went
and where I went Ashton went. He was there for my first break up and I was
there for his. He was there when I got into a car accident and I was there when
he did his first gig with the boys. He made me laugh and smile when all I
wanted to do was cry. He gave me advice and told me what I needed to hear when
I needed to hear it. He made even the worst of days better. I was absolutely in
love with Ashton, but if he knew that he would probably never speak to me
again. I snapped out of my thoughts when Michael called me.
“Sup.” I said, lying on the
carpet. “You should have told him.” Michael said. “Mike, just let it go.” I
sighed. “Fine, whatever. The reason I called is there’s a party over at Calum’s
tonight, you should join.” He said. “Is Ash going?” I asked, hoping he was.
Michael laughed. “Yeah, he is.” “Okay, I’ll go.” I said. “Cool, Ash and I will
pick you up around 6.” He said. After that we talked for a while longer and
then hung up. Michael was like a brother to me, out of all the boys, apart from
Ashton, he and I were probably the closest. When Ashton wasn’t around I’d be
What was Richard like in prison? Did he act well in prison? Or was he a troublemaker?
Hello, my dear!
So, as far my knowledge goes, Richard was one hell of an inmate. It’s been said multiple times that he was a trouble maker and he was even denied any contact with other inmates after he had a fight with one of them.
Robinson said Ramirez spent most of his time alone in his cell in the dark watching television. He wasn’t allowed to have contact with any inmates after he started a fight in the yard 13 years ago. “One of our officers observed it and there were punches that were thrown and they were able to get people separated and get him off the yard,” says Robinson. “He never went back to the yard with any other individual.”
It’s also widely known, that Richard took pleasure in playing psychological games with other inmates, which was mentioned in Todd Bridges’ autobiography:
“He used to come by my cell and shake my door really hard. He always tried to freak me out. ‘I’m going to come in and get you,’ he said.”
It’s also known that Richard was quite keen on masturbation and he did that whenever and wherever he could. There was an article flying around about him masturbating in front of his visiting niece, but that definitely wasn’t all. I also managed to find this:
According to Robinson, the elder Ramirez had a habit of masturbating in front of prison staff, attorneys, and young girls. “Ramirez was a disruptful individual,” he said. “There were several incidents of masturbation in front of staff and indecent exposure. He exposed himself to children. All of his visits were behind a partition. He wasn’t allowed to touch someone or hug them. The first time he exposed himself was during a legal visit. He would also expose himself inside the housing unit to guards. We put signs in front of the cell saying he has the propensity to that.”
Anyways, I can’t assure that everything here is 100 % true, but I think that it’s pretty safe to say that Richard definitely wasn’t a model inmate!
Is he the one that wore your undies around the house?
No, that was Holstein, his older, angrier brother. He got into my suitcase, dragged my underwear out, and PARADED around the living room with it in his mouth. It was almost as big as he was at the time.
Are you taking this with a telephoto lens? I thought he disliked you immensely, lol! Cute, evil puppy!
I think Longhorn has always pretty much liked me (he did once freak out when I changed my shirt without warning and he didn’t recognize me) but that’s because he’s used to sharing my parents. When I first came home, Holstein was not used to ANYTHING being more important than him.
He got used to me eventually, I think mainly because he learned I always GO AWAY AGAIN. :D
The spooky version of regular Marx. Marx reveals his true evil nature when he decides to face Kirby directly. Those eyes always freaked me out. Plus the background in the original Kirby Super Star was super cool. Marx’s attacks can give Ice and Cutter, which I guess I’ll start including with bosses because I was wishy-washy with it before. Marx is a very cool boss though.
This happened a couple of months ago. It feels hollow to put a catchy title on what happened to me because it freaked me the fuck out for awhile, but I think it fits in this community.
I was driving home from work at 2 am. I’m a nurse and I live in a small city. The roads were totally deserted and it was a freezing night. I don’t live far from work, maybe a couple of miles. I’m driving down a residential street around the corner from my house and I see a man laying face down in the street.
“richard ramirez was a strange cat” - todd bridges, who played willis on the tv show "different strokes,” was in jail at the time facing trial for attempted murder after allegedly shooting a drug dealer. todd said “he used to come by my cell and shake my door really hard. he always tried to freak me out. ‘i’m going to come in and get you,’ he said.” i remember the day he found out he was going to get the gas chamber, he came back to our cellblock, and he had this real somber look on his face. ‘get ready,’ i said and i puffed my cheeks out real big like i was holding my breath. 'how long can you hold your breath? you’re done.'”
Request by Anon: do you think you can do another song imagine that’s liamxreader based off of i hate u, i love u by gnash ft olivia o'brien? (you can change the person if you want) but if you can’t do it then it’s perfectly fine! thank you so much!!
Word Count: 2.2K
A/N: I like getting requests for songs I’ve never heard of before! It’s amazing. Listen to it here.
“Where did you say we were going tonight babe?”, Hayden smiled as Liam wrapped his arm around her waist
“Well I’m taking you to see that movie you’ve been talking about so much”
Liam stared at her lovingly, a smile making its way across his face, “I want you to have a good time tonight. We can do whatever you want”
Hayden leaned in, ghosting over his ear, “Then you. We have all night once this rehearsal dinner is over”
I let out a long awaited exasperated sigh, “You know I can hear everything you’re saying so what’s the point of whispering?”
Liam groaned and put some distance between his fiance.
“Are you jealous?”, Hayden said playfully, “You want to marry someone like Liam, don’t you? Someone who always looks out for you and loves you unconditionally, but I forgot you don’t do relationships”
Her laugh echoed in my head. My hands gripped the seat of the table as hard as I could. I knew Hayden was my friend and only teasing me. Her words had so much truth in them and that hurt the most, with the exception that it was Liam that I wanted not someone like him. The more I thought about it, the angrier I became.
“Nope. It’s a waste of time”, I said repeating the words he said to me before I found out about Hayden
Liam forced himself to pull his eyes away from me. My heart was beating out of control as I gripped the armrests of my chair a little tighter. I could feel my fangs protruding past my lips and my claws taking the place of my finger nails. I looked away, knowing my eyes had changed as well.
“(Y/N)”, Scott said calmly as he sat next to me to keep my features hidden from everyone, “I have to talk to you about something. It’s pretty important”
I put my hands under my arms and practically ran out the restaurant. We walked the street in a comfortable silence until my claws and fangs disappeared. He walked behind me and slipped his jacket over my shoulders.
“You can give it back when you’re ready”, he smiled at me. It wasn’t the same smile as if we were joking around, there was so much sadness etched in his face
“I have a feeling you might need it when things get out of control again. How have you been lately?”
“Oh I’ve been great considering I’m in my twenties and can’t control my shifts around certain people. I also get to watch my friend fall for the guy I–”
The feeling was far too overwhelming. Liam and I used to be best friends until we slowly started falling for each other. It was new to both of us and it scared us. Instead of jumping into a relationship, we stayed friends. He never dated anyone else and neither did I. It was strange, yet it worked for us.
A few years ago, I ran into Hayden who was new to the area and I promised to show her around campus. After that we were inseparable, but little did I know that when we weren’t together, she was spending her time with Liam.
She never knew that the two of us had feelings for each other, but then again it didn’t matter because Liam never told her when she showed an interest in him and he certainly never said a word when I found them kissing at Sinema.
‘It’s not like we’re actually in a relationship (Y/N). I told you they’re a waste of time’, he almost yelled as he kept up with my pace
‘So that’s it? We just leave things the way they are now. I forget about what we were and you get to have Hayden?’, I growled
‘We weren’t anything so why does it matter?’
The second the words fell out his mouth, I knew he regretted them.
‘I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean it. I swear’
‘Go after her Liam. I can’t make you stay’, I said as I stormed out of the club
I didn’t hang around either of them much after that. Slowly, but surely I started hanging around the pack, even with Liam there because I wouldn’t turn my back on my family even if Liam broke my heart.
“It’ll be okay (Y/N). I used to think I would never move on from Allison, but things always turn out differently than you expect. It takes time no matter how angry you are at him”, he said as he sat down next to me
“That’s the thing Scott, I’m not mad at him anymore. I’m mad at myself because…I still love him. I haven’t stopped and that’s what hurts the most because he stopped loving me”
“How do you know that?”
“He told me”
“He did what?”. Scott replied
“A few months after I found out, I started hanging around everyone again, we had a talk and that’s when he told me that he stopped loving me because Hayden was the girl of his dreams. I pretended to be fine with it. I just never expected him to move on so quickly, it’s like he never cared for me at all. None of us even told Hayden about it”, I groaned as I played with the sleeves of his jacket
“I never knew he said all of that with the way he acts when she isn’t around him”, he mumbled
“Please don’t tell me he’s cheating on her”
Hayden was still a friend and I would kill him with my bare hands if he was.
“No, not at all. Whenever we all go out and she doesn’t come with us, you never notice the way he looks at you? He starts to smile when he thinks we aren’t looking, but I’ve noticed his heartbeat changing and the chemosignals it’s strange how you could never tell”
“I didn’t think it was because of me. I always thought he was thinking of her. Why are you telling me this anyway? He’s getting married in a few days”, I scoffed
I looked at all the couples passing by and it made me sick. I didn’t want what happened between us to make me bitter, but it all happened over time. I pretended to be alright with it for so long that I forgot how much it really hurts seeing them together. Tonight nearly pushed me over the edge.
“I can’t sit around and watch you go on like this. He knows you feel this way, everyone knows you feel this way because you wreak of heartache and well…Stiles and Lydia can just tell. Liam was never over you and it isn’t fair that he parades around like he is knowing that it’s hurting you. You don't’ deserve it”, he explained
Ever since I moved in with Scott and Melissa in high school, he always looked out for me. Before Liam, he always freaked when I told him I was interested in someone because according to him no one was ever good enough. He was the brother I never had.
The hairs on my neck stood up when I noticed another heartbeat behind us followed by the sound of someone falling over. Scott and I jumped up and turned around to see Liam flat on his face. He looked up at us as his entire face turned red.
“(Y/N), can we talk?”
I knew something was up the second Scott left with (Y/N). She almost shifted in front of all us. When we first began learning to control our shifts, she mastered it way before I did. Things were different then. She used me as her anchor and I had her as mine.
After they left, I told Hayden I wanted to check on (Y/N) and walked out. It didn’t take long to follow their scent. I kept my distance as I watched them. She was angry, but mainly distraught. It wasn’t my intention to intrude until I heard her say, “… I’m mad at myself because…I still love him”
I always thought she moved on. After I told her I was with Hayden, she told me she was fine. She always said she didn’t want to be in a relationship, I just never figured it was because of me. I made a big mistake that I knew couldn’t be fixed. (Y/N) didn’t speak to me for a year after I started dating Hayden and that’s when I realized how much I truly loved her. I was terrified of everyone finding out so I paraded around like an idiot pretending to be the perfect boyfriend. Part of me thought that eventually I would believe my feelings for Hayden were real. I left (Y/N) for her and I felt like a fool when I realized she wasn’t the one for me.
It hurt every time I saw her, knowing I was slowly killing her. Now I was making it worse. We had something special and I ruined it. I knew who I wanted to be with and I went years without letting her know.
I missed seeing her smile and holding her in my arms. She was mine and I was always going to be hers.
I had to make things right between us or it would be too late. Just when I took a step to make my way over to them, I tripped and fell on my face.
I looked up and met her cold eyes, something I have come accustomed to.
“(Y/N), can we talk?”
“About your wedding?”, she sneered
My heart was racing. Nothing I ever did was well thought out. Scott looked at me, waiting for a response. He was rooting for me to make the right decision. It would be a disaster if I married Hayden knowing that I loved (Y/N). It would be the ultimate challenge trying to win her back.
“No. About us”
“There is no us. We weren’t anything so why does it matter?”, she repeated my words to a tee
“It was something (Y/N). You were everything to me. I–”
“You’ve got to be kidding me!? If it was something then why was it so easy for you to forget about it? Why did you tell me you didn’t love me anymore?”, she nearly yelled as tears reached the brim of her eyes
“I thought I knew what I wanted and I was so wrong. I knew I made a mistake, but I didn’t think it could be fixed. I think about you all the time. The truth is I’ve always loved you”
“I hate you”, she said as the tears spilled over, “I hate you so much”
“Don’t lie to me (Y/N). Your heart skips a beat whenever you say it. You still love me too”
“I’ve watched you watch you for years like she’s the only girl you’ve ever seen. You don’t care, you never did. You don’t give a damn about me Liam”
I stepped closer and she moved away.
“If I treated you the same way you treated me, you would understand why it hurts so much. So you say you made a mistake, but you waited so long to fix it that I don’t think I could ever be with you again. It doesn’t matter how much I love you”, she continued
Tears began to burn my eyes. Deep down I knew I deserved every bit of this. I had it coming. I stepped towards her again, but this time she stayed. Her back was against the wall and her breath hitched.
“Too much had happened for this to work out”, she said quietly
There was so much pain etched on her face. She looked like she was torn between what to she needed to do. I wanted to be the one to fix it, yet I felt like I would only make it worse.
“I know that now. I don’t think I ever will stop loving you. I fell for my best friend and that can’t be changed”
She stared at me as if she was waiting for me to do something. This would be the last time. The look in her eyes told me everything I needed to know. My lips melted onto hers as my hands made their way to her waist. She kissed back. It was desperate and passionate. We stayed that way until our lungs couldn’t take it anymore.
She placed her hand on my face and gave a small smile that didn’t reach her eyes, “Goodbye Liam”
“Goodbye (Y/N)”, I managed to choke out as I watched her disappear down the street
When I finally turned around I came face to face with my fiance staring angrily at me while the rest our guests watched in shock.
Words: 1019 Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Reader Warnings: Mention/some-what describing a panic attack, crying Requested by anon: “Could u do a Bucky imagine where he has a panic attack in the kitchen during the night and the reader sees and helps him out of it and when he does he just clings to the reader and cries? And when she tries to get up to go back to bed he just clings to her and whimpers? So she has to actually carry him to their bed and when they get there and lay down on the bed he wearily asks the reader to hold him closer? And she does and softly sings to him as they fall asleep? THIS WAS WAY TOO LONG” Authors Note: I FINALLY FINISHED IT! I really enjoyed writing this- but it does mention a panic attack so just be careful with reading around that! I’m so excited to get back to my normal schedule (even if this is posted a few hours late XD)
You tried to go to sleep at a decent hour, but that never seemed to work. The Internet was always such an easy distraction…and all this Stark Tech around, the Internet was easy access, and worked fast. It wasn’t hard to get distracted scrolling through Tumblr or watching videos all throughout the night.
But staying up so many extra hours meant that you had to use the bathroom more, and get more food- as you last track of time easily.
You walked out of your room to use the bathroom at one am. You had some decency in you, so when you were up this late, being quiet was a nice thing to do. You hoped not to wake anyone, because if you woke anyone up, hell would rain down on you.
You jumped back when you heard a crash in the kitchen, and squinted your eyes with your hands raised. You really were hoping no one would wake up, especially Tony or Pietro.
And to your luck, no one came out of their rooms trying to kill you. Then, you had to make a decision that was like trying to decide to go left or right when at a fork in the road. But, being part of the Avengers, your superhero side decided that you should go figure out who, or what, was in the kitchen.
You grabbed the fork you had in your room and walked into the kitchen, really hoping it was just a pan falling over, but there was no way to tell. You turned the corner quickly, holding the fork in front of you- and ready to stab.
But you just found the former Winter Soldier sitting on the floor was a broken plate next to him. You noticed he was breathing heavily, and had dried tears on his face. You immediately set the fork down and ran over to sit next to him.
“Richard Ramirez was a strange cat” - Todd Bridges, who played Willis on the tv show “Different Strokes,” was in jail at the time facing trial for attempted Murder after allegedly shooting a drug dealer. Todd said “He used to come by my cell and shake my door really hard. he always tried to freak me out. ‘i’m going to come in and get you,’ he said.” I remember the day he found out he was going to get the Gas Chamber, he came back to our cellblock, and he had this real somber look on his face. ‘Get Ready,’ I said and I puffed my cheeks out real big like I was holding my breath. “How long can you hold your breath? you’re done.”
Summary: Ron and Harry are very affectionate with each other, and they don’t care what people think.
A/N: Absolutely not intended as slash. Just a really close friendship between my first ever brotp.
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When Harry and Ron first became friends, Harry didn’t quite know how to react to it all. He’d never had a friend before, so he didn’t know how to act. He should act like himself, he supposed, and it seemed to work.