he looked so cool in that era

Writing Means Everything: The Mary Sue

I was watching the Tin-Tin movie this afternoon, and while watching it, I came upon a sudden realization. It was a shocking realization, yet one that had been staring me in the face for the entire hour I’d been partaking in the film. That realization was this: TinTin, beloved journalist and classic figure of comics and French animation, was kind of a Mary Sue. Actually, a lot more than kind of: he was REALLY a Mary Sue. 

But that led me to the next realization: despite him being a Mary Sue, I still LIKED TinTin. A LOT of people like Tin-Tin. But its hard to avoid the fact that within the first 50 minutes of the Spielberg movie, TinTin displays adept fighting skills, a sharp enough pinpoint to shoot down a plane with a single bullet from a HANDGUN, and then proceeds to fly a plane with no prior knowledge of such other than that he had ‘interviewed a pilot once’. These aren’t really traits we expected from a journalist. These are all signature traits of a Sue, or I suppose in TinTin’s case, a Gary Stu. 

“A Mary Sue is an idealized and seemingly perfect fictional character, a young or low-rank person who saves the day through unrealistic abilities, sometimes with the intent to inspire young or marginalized people and show them that even they can have as great of a potential as leading characters.”

But like I said: I LIKE TinTin. It’s rare for me not to enjoy a story of the youthful reporter and his fabulous exploits across the world of the 20s-odd era. But we’re not supposed to like Mary Sues, right? Well, that’s where the difficulty comes in: there is, in reality, a line between a Likeable Mary Sue and a Detestable Mary Sue. There is a Sue we can devotedly adore and a Sue we can flat out hate. 

Let’s look to everyone’s favorite punching bag, Sword Art Online and its infamous protagonist Kirito. 

Whether we’d like to admit it or not, Kirito and TinTin have a lot in common when it comes to their bases. Both are young men with great talent and informed mastery of whatever skill may be relevant to the story. We are never truly SHOWN where this mastery originated from, just that over their years of life they have mastered many exceptional talents. Many of their skills and the acquisition of said skills are wholly informed–TinTin can fly a plane because he interviewed a pilot, and Kirito is the GodBabyJesus of SAO because he spent a lot of time grinding in the game as a beta tester. None of this is really shown in detail or focused on in either case but the informed ability is there. 

So why do we like TinTin, but hate Kirito? 

In essence I believe it comes down to personality and presentation. To put it lightly, Kirito has very little personality outside of being the GodBabyJesus of SAO. He’s just cool and we’re supposed to think he’s cool because he can do all the cool things and all the hot girls like him. There’s not necessarily any effort to make him likeable outside of the cool factor that’s attributed to many Mary Sues and their exceptional talents. So let’s call Kirito a Barebones Sue–reliant more on the concept that the audience will attach to him based on the fact that he’s cool, in order to ignore the Sue-isms. 

Now let’s look at TinTin. Like Kirito, he has a lot of informed abilities. He’s a brilliant writer, an exceptional fighter, cool headed in dire situations, and a sharpshooter like none other. And that’s just covering the bases of it all–he can certainly do more than that. But there’s an active effort to make him likeable outside of that. TinTin has something of a enthusiastic but dry personality, not wholly unexpected in a character of European origins, that connects with the audience because we see him actively developing the character rather than focusing on the skills that he has. He’s not just a set of skills–he’s a person with a set of skills. Let’s call TinTin an Indiana Jones Sue–reliant more on the concept that the audience will attach to his personality and uses his many skills to further the story more than to make himself look entirely cool. Even his design is not necessarily what one would call ‘cool’, even in the era the comic originally published in. 


Even in the Spielberg movies, he still looks decidedly dorky. 

So yes, I believe its arguable that both characters are Mary Sues–but I believe its also arguable that Mary Sues can be likable characters. Let’s face it, we all liked Indiana Jones because he was cool. The guy’s one informed fault was a fear of snakes and that was about it. But there has to be a certain modicum of effort put into making a clear Mary Sue into a likable character. It can’t focus on the cool factor to keep it going. More than anything it needs to distract from that, make those things seem less exaggerated and godlike than shows like SAO do. There needs to be an actual character outside of all those skills and the insanely unrealistic set of abilities. And no, the character having a personality outside of those skills doesn’t make them less of a Sue, but it does make them a character we treasure more. There’s a lot of stigma against Mary Sues but that doesn’t mean we as readers can’t enjoy them once in a while. 

After all, did we not end up liking Mary Sue in the end? 

EDIT: Apologies to @mcknighty9, I did fail to mention the IRL acquisition of sword skills for Kirito. I haven’t seen SAO in many years so some of the finer details tend to slip my mind and I apologize for the oversight. Still, as you said, it still doesn’t make him any less of a Sue and his god-level in SAO is attributed to both that and the fact that he grinded heavily prior to the game (thus his acquisition of his special skills received at higher levels). Still, it was a combination of both, and it was erroneous to fail to mention it. Thank you for the correction. 

NurseyDex Week Day 3: AU

That One Coffee Shop AU

Derek hated being that guy who wrote in Starbucks–there were hundreds of better coffee shops in the city of Philadelphia, but he’d been coming to the same South Philly Starbucks since he moved to the city last spring after finishing his MFA at NYU.

Honestly? He loved New York, but he’d spent his entire life around the city, and Philly was the exact change he needed in his life. It was calm compared to New York, and Derek loved the local poetry scene. Any night of the week he could find a reading to hit up if he was feeling restless and wanted to meet new people.

“You mind if I sit?”

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BTS Reaction - They find out you’re a hardcore army

~anon: BTS reaction when they find out their girlfriend is a hardcore BTS fan.~

i feel like all of their future s/o will be army


Jin:

One of the many things Jin loved about you was how you showed your support for BTS and him. You would go to music shows and concerts wearing a BTS shirt and always had your army bomb.

“My girlfriend is BTS #1 Army!”


Suga:

Suga would find it really cute how much you loved BTS. He would let you listen to new songs before they were released and older songs that never got released as a way of bringing you closer to the BTS family.

Originally posted by ciutae

J-Hope:

He’d be so happy that you loved BTS as much as he did. He’d probably break out into a happy dance when you told him how long you’ve liked them.

“YAY!! My girlfriend is the best!!”

Originally posted by jkookisdaddy

Rap Monster:

He loved that you loved BTS and would ask what your favorite songs are and would let you get a first listen on new tracks he was working on.

“I’m aiming for a No More Dream sound, what do you think?”

Originally posted by nikatato

Jimin:

He would get all cute and blushy when you said you watched all of their performances and videos. 

“So, did I look cool?”

Taehyung:

He would get super excited, probably so excited that he couldn’t speak for a few minutes because his mind was racing about what he should ask you first. He asked what your favorite era was, when you started liking them, and of course, if you can rap all 4 cyphers.

“This a cypher, I’m a rider, I'ma ride it like a biker” *points to you for your turn*

Originally posted by softykook

Jungkook:

He would also get really embarrassed but deep down he was super happy that you loved BTS. He wanted you to see them like how he did, family.

Originally posted by bluebrokensouls

nightfall (sirius x reader)

summary: reader is nervous about the ending school year at hogwarts when sirius comes to console her.

pairing: sirius black x reader

requested: no

word count: 1.3k+

warnings: smut, praise kink kinda if you squint, thigh riding, tooth-rotting fluff, language

Originally posted by soldier-ofwinter

Black waves kissed along the shore. In the lake’s reflection sat a full moon watching, waiting. Wise and entrancing, the orb danced along the ripples of Black Lake, the land’s rolling hills in the distance. As nightfall continued to drape the land, Y/n wrapped herself snugly with her robe. She was barefoot, quiet and worthy of an old muggle painting.

In her mind she reflected the passing year, her only friends, that of which she’s ever known, would be passing and growing on without her. Together, Lily, Sirius, James, Remus and Peter would all be leaving Hogwarts for good.

A black mutt padded along the shore before spotting the girl and quickening its pace up to edge of her bare feet. Sirius sat. He looked at her, and the dog thought her as quite lovely as she smiled, a hand reaching out for the dip between his ears. He licked the tip of her toes in return.

“I want to stay here forever, Sirius.” she giggles, her hues slowly glossing over. Sirius quickly morphed back into his own form, towering over the girl and leaning forward.  He had placed his hands over her head, balancing himself on the large tree. Y/n knew Sirius had no say in the matter, it wasn’t his fault they were graduating. Though, a part of her hoped someone would let her stay.

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  • someone: that new 21p music video looked really cool did you see that burning car?
  • me: THIS VIDEO IS NOT ONLY A CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE, IT TELLS US HOW TYLER IMAGINES BLURRYFACE WHOS DRIVING THE CAR AS IN TAXI CAB BUT DARKER, HE DESTROYS THE CLIQUE AND ALSO BLURRYFACE ERA BUT HE DOESNT KILL JOSH AT ALL AND TYLER IS FINALLY ABLE TO HANDLE HIS DEMONS AND ESCAPE BLURRYFACE WHO DIES AT LAST BUT IN THE END IT WAS ALL JUST IMAGINATION AND BLURRYFACE IS STILL OUT THERE SO WHAT IS GOING ON also the car looked pretty amazing just like the beautiful josh dun and the egg™ starring Tyler Joseph
It’s July 9th 2017

Here’s a good Dan song remix to listen to today: Ballsalicious by MovieMasterAl

Here’s a good Grumps episode to watch today:
Wind Waker HD: Death Heart - Part 27

Here’s a cool Dan fact for you today:
Once Dan was trying to record a song in a shared space (the era of the movie dates this around the mid 2000s, so it was possibly Hues related) and someone in the other room was watching Eli Roth’s Hostel. Every time he took his headphones off he’d hear people screaming followed by gross, disgusting noises and he got very upset.

Here’s a good picture of Dan to look at today:

anonymous asked:

Hello! I'd like to start listening to some classical composers and I was wondering if you'd mind giving a few links to pieces that are good for starting with. It can be anything, really, but I'm interested in Shostakovich and composers like him. Thanks, and I always enjoy seeing your posts on my dash!

hello!! im glad that you like, want to try listening to some of this stuff, but i fear that you’ve asked the wrong person because i am extremely biased towards 20th century and late romantic (so you know, 1860s onwards) kinda classical music BUT I WILL TRY TO BE DIVERSE OK. shostakovich is down in the 20th century section if you wanna skip everything else :)

  • baroque 1600s - 1750s - ok so i listen to like 0 baroque era but anyway,

    • bach is literally the king of baroque music so there’s always heaps of bach around you can listen to, probably his most famous ones include his well-tempered clavier, art of fugue, brandenburg concertos and i could go on tbh. 
    • vivaldi was also another dude who wrote the four seasons, but he’s also got 12 violin concertos which i guess are worth listening, but i know like 2 baroque pieces so im not the best to ask about this era
    • handel - i don’t remember ever listening to any handel woops but have a look here
    • scarlatti - same with scarlatti, but im pretty sure all he did was piano sonatas so you know go nuts
  • classical 1750s - 1830s - mozart, haydn, gluck and beethoven are your main guys here, sometimes schubert is included in this era but sometimes argued into the romantic era (i think so), but yeah, i don’t listen to this era much as well
  • romantic 1820s - 1910s - ahh things start to get interesting here, it’s my second favourite era.
  • 20th century/modern - 1900s - present. my favourite era, probably yours too if you’re looking into shostakovich and friends! im not going to get into present-day classical music because there’s just so much! also im gonna be biased and put my favourite composers here:
    • shostakovich - as you mentioned, you’re interested in shostakovich. he’s best known in his symphonies. for starters, listen to no 5, no 7 and no 11, they’re his main symphonies, and go on from there! they are long, and that’s the thing about 20th century/modern music, things start to get BIG. he’s also got piano concerto no 1 and no 2a cello concerto, and 15 string quartets which are all worth a listen, but his most famous one i think is no 8. there’s a lot of shostakovich!
    • mahler - kinda earlier than shostakovich, he influenced shostakovich a fair bit. mahler has like ten symphonies. i think no 5 is his famous one, but no 6 is quite famous as well (probably because of the hammer), and i also like no 3, but they can be so long. otherwise i haven’t listened to anything else by mahler besides his symphonies (also try symphony no 1 mvt 3, frere jacques as a funeral march!)
    • debussy - although a bit before 20th century, he was an impressionist and i love impressionism music, it can be so calming and harmonious. he was really good with solo piano, like his pour le piano and estampes are just out of this world ohmfgyod and all his preludes (especially cathedrale engloutie), and some of his orchestral work is gorgeous like la mer and images for orchestra and aaahhh debussy!!
    • gershwin - he only left us with a little bit of music but it’s really great as it is. he was like this bridge between classical and jazz, so it’s quite interesting to listen to some of his pieces like rhapsody in blue, an american in paris, concerto in f and cuban overture (listen to that it’s so cool) for orchestral works and also solo piano works like three preludes, and an opera, but not how you’re typical kind, porgy and bess
    • prokofiev - his music is very unique to me. i wouldn’t really know what to start you off with him, i guess like dance of the knights, or symphony no 5, but he’s got awesome piano concertos, with no 3 being the most famous, but also try his other ones.
    • ravel is known for bolero and that’s it. his piano concerto is good, and the string quartet in f is also worth a go
    • other great 20th century composers: bartok, britten, vaughan williams, sibelius, barber, poulenc, satie, ligeti, janacek, lutoslawski, stravinsky, shall i continue? this is where music gets interesting, listen to them you’ll hear some of them sound completely different! that’s why i don’t want to list any from the present-era, because there are like 791 different things happening rn it’s hard to list even a good broad variety.

that’s my little ridiculously over-the-top excessive guide! i don’t think you’d really need to listen to all of these, just the ones that interest you. i hope this helps!

James Potter v Man Buns

Okay so we all agree that Sirius totally wore man buns…but think about James being completely amazed by Sirius’s hairstyles and encouraged to try a man bun.

So James tries it and it’s not as big or as luscious as Sirius’s obviously but he likes it in a messy ‘I just woke up’ sort of way and he thinks it accentuates his cheekbones.

He goes to meet Lily at Hogsmeade, because they were going on a date, and Lily is just mortified. Because he walks up looking like his hair has been knotted and tangled and it’s way more messy than usual, but he’s so proud of it so she doesn’t say anything. He walks up and starts talking about how cool he thinks his hair looks now and how he’s “way cooler than Padfoot” and Lily just nods along and is like “sure James sure.”

anonymous asked:

COMPILATION OF BTS BEING SOFT FOR JIMIN PLS (your compilations are the best ily)

OKAY HERE I GO

First of all we got Kim Seokjin, mom-friend, mom and friend



I remember he once said that because Jimin was the last to join bts it often felt like he was the maknae so just imagine 17 years old Jimin being all confused and timid and Jin’s motherly instincts kicking in every single time like “!!!!!need!!!to!!protect!!!!!!!!”

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QFG Trailer Analysis

With the (wo)man, the myth, the legend: Me, Over Dramatic Idiot!

Here we go!

Agatha and Sophie in the Celesteium. There’s no doubt about it, guys. Long hair, short hair, two girls. But its significance may be interesting- it’s the first and only time we have seen Merlin in a trailer, and I’m wondering if he’s going to be some sort of link between Agatha and Sophie, possibly? Not necessarily bad, either. Holding hands, ya’ll.

I am… not convinced this person is a villain. See what we’ve got in the background here, and the flags? Camelot. While she/he (actually, looking at the eyes and eyelashes, probably she) doesn’t look too friendly, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re evil. I have a crack theory that they’re just some courtier with a dodge hobby, but I think they’re actually just a fortune teller. While what Tedros would want with a fortune teller is unknown…

it doesn’t seem too good. (GIF credit to the lovely @celesteiums )

I don’t think I’ll list all the things which could happen to the poor boy, but overthrown, kidnapped (which I think is likely, given the fact I suspect a rather significant lack of royal wedding in this book), murdered (!!), injured badly, put in some sort of magical coma or just generally injured/ hurt/ or put out of the way all seem pretty likely to me. He’s the only royalty in an unstable kingdom. It’s like he’s wearing a neon sign saying here I am! come and hurt me! 24/7. (I also have another theory about his fate but I won’t go into it now.)

No one panic, by the way, I’m pretty sure the Q on Sophie’s card doesn’t mean Tedros will have to choose between Agatha and Sophie again- Tedros and Agatha are in the same suit now, hearts, and Sophie is Queen of Spades. I got so into this I looked up card meanings, and, well:

Often a shining example of power and authority, the Queen of Spades embodies the innate ability to achieve.

Love is the greatest power in the universe and no one knows this better than the King of Hearts. Embodying emotional strength and the authority inherent in a King, they make excellent leaders. 

Traditionally, representing the energy of a Queen, the Queen of Hearts traditionally portrays a sensitive, vulnerable, omniscient woman who offers unconditional love.

Pretty good. Trouble is, the King of Hearts also can represent the “emotionally disturbed” Charles VII of France, who inherited the throne under desperate circumstances. 

(He, uh, had a very turbulent reign, got a infection, suffered for two years, went mad, then died of starvation.)

Anyway, onwards.

This does give me a bit of hope for Teddy boy, though! Looking regal there, standing before… the sword in the stone?

Which is not the same as Excalibur:

“Sometimes Excalibur and the Sword in the Stone (the proof of Arthur’s lineage) are said to be the same weapon, but in most versions they are considered separate. The sword was associated with the Arthurian legend very early; in Welsh, the sword was called Caledfwlch.”

So… make of that what you will! Soman has said he knows Arthurian Legends well, so I don’t think he will have overlooked it. Pretty cool, but I wonder if it’s just more representation- new era could refer to both the new series and the new King, after all. Plus, this bit?

I think probably represents the sheer size and impact of the legacy Tedros now has to uphold.

(Or it’s just a massive sword.)

Either way, good luck, Teddy boy. You’ll need it.

Pretty much like the cover, no? I’ve got a pretty big theory about the whole boats, actually, but let me just point out:

Camelot is on the coast! could mean, however, they’re at risk from… you know, pirates.

( @worsteversever​ would like to point out that the endless woods having a sea makes very little sense, but we’re gonna avoid that until another day)

next up is…a bit upsetting…

so obviously we’ve got so many pirates fighting and stuff

and then we’ve got this

And while it might not have anything to do with pirates, if it does, and that person has been cut down, I think I know who I think it is: Beatrix, who is fighting pirates, with a dubious plan. The hand is feminine and pale, so it can’t be Reena, because she has darker skin. May not be, but it does say that “classmate’s quests plunge into chaos” so it’s not implausible, unfortunately. Poor Bea.  

The eyes mean that it may not necessarily be to do with the pirates though….people are saying it could be Sophie. Although I personally doubt that, it’s a possibility. 

She’s a little busy, no? 

I think this is probably symbolism, not literal.. we can see the School for Evil behind her, so I don’t know whether she feels trapped in her new role, maybe? 

We’ve been seeing lions through this whole trailer, that represent Camelot and Tedros. I think it’s possible, especially from the way Sophie seemed to be horribly jealous of Agatha, and spiteful towards Tedros, in the Ever Never Handbook (likely because of her uncertainty in her new position) so maybe Tedros and Sophie are fighting again? Wouldn’t put it past them. They’re only a bunch of teenagers, after all.

Corruption to the crown. Seriously, snakes have a reputation for trickery and corruption, and its not like Tedros is the brightest lad around, bless him.

Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

PS: I won a book 4 sampler in a giveaway, recently! So when that arrives, and I read it, I may update/ change this with more info. I will, also, tag it with spoilers, just in case any of you guys want to wait for the book.

Any thoughts? Let me know!

to the moon and back, i love you | knj

summary: time travel is normally a one person job, but along the way, one person turns to two and coincidence turns to love. 

{time traveller!au}

pairing: namjoon x reader
word count: 2k
genre: fluff
a/n: finally! a namjoon drabble! i just couldn’t resist <3

The first time you see him, you think your mind’s playing tricks on you. He’s an actor, a model, a performer. He’s not real, he’s not like you. But a step closer and he’s none of those things, he’s just as confused, just as improperly dressed, and it’s horrifying.

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ok but does anyone ever reminisce on the old brendon? everyone talks about the split and the earlier music and ryan. i mean i know we still have brendon, he’s in the band (he IS the band) and we get new content of him pretty often, but just celebrating fever era brendon? pretty odd? vices? 

during afycso, brendon was so new to everything, and pretty inexperienced. idk if anyone else feels like this, but the effort he put in was so visible back then (not saying it isnt anymore). 

and then during p.o. era, he was just so happy and smiley, like a little flower boy, especially live shows. i don’t wanna bring up ryden but he seemed really happy around ryan. brendon just seemed really happy during pretty. odd. era. 

and then vices, well the bow ties and vests were so awesome, there isnt much else to say besides that he seemed salty and bitter

too weird was its own thing altogether, prime forehead era. like that pic of him in the blue suit with the cigarette? his forehead was so big.

and then bachelor era. well, i’ll probably have more to say looking back, but just, i feel like it’s so cool seeing people progress like this, yes, there are preferences, but it’s just so awesome to see how far brendon has come.

that being said, I would sell my soul to be a fan back in the afycso or pretty. odd. era. what if ryan and jon had never left or what if brendon becomes emo again next album era or what if there’s a reunion and ryan, spencer, and jon come back or what if-

All the info I’m talking about here is from the translation post I reblogged. Go read it!! Though there may be spoilers for those that have not played the game.

So I was semi right & wrong about Prompto and how much of a resemblance he would have to Verstael.

So Prompto’s genes have been modified so much that he wouldn’t look like Verstael (the balding part, but they mention that Prompto might not even make it to Verstael’s age… T^T) BUT I still like to think at least Prompto’s blondness (hair colour) was from Verstael.

Gladio’s eagle tattoo is an Amicitia family tradition for the males, signifying their status as King’s shield. Clarus has the same one on his back. That’s pretty cool, I wonder if Iris may have something also world of ruin era I mean.

Episode Ignis…….Tabby cried…….oh god that’s a good sign that it’s going to be good yet a bad sign that WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE FROM THE FEELS!!!!!!!! 

rik mayall looks: rating my not-husband’s different eras (10/10)

baby rik/fuzzy rik - barbara first fell in love with rik from this era and i can def. see why. a cutie patootie baby that you also want to have their babies. 10/10

secret and rare longhair college rik - *fanning myself like an old southern lady in church*. i mean it’s blurry but it’s hotter than sasquatch at least. 10/10

‘Wick’ from The Young Ones - Punk-rock pigtails are definitely a thing now. Super cute spotty acne. Hair doesn’t look as red as usual but maybe that’s because I’m comparing it to Vyvvyan’s super-red tri-hawk. Either way, anarchic and v. cute. Great look for bringing down the fascist pigs. 8.5/10

mid-80s super close head shave - um??? love you but kinda glad this look didn’t last very long. this look is for dudes with weird natural hair not guys with genetic ginger perfection. recognize your brilliance. 6.8/10

colin from bad news - hair (obvious wig) gets darker and curlier over time and i definitely approve. also i guarantee 100% that barbara did his makeup and it’s absolutely gorgeous. and the 80s heavy metal fashion sells this piece. 9.5/10

alan b’stard in the new statesman - finally took my advice n grew his real hair out. gave it curls which i 100% approve. alan is a real b’stard in this show but this super sexy look was a standout. also rik’s a super good actor. go see it. 9/10

Flashheart in WWI - in rik’s own words: ‘so sex’. loved talking about flashheart because it was the sexiest he ever felt on screen and he was stealing the show by being really really funny. also in his own words: ‘i am a living penis!’ 14/10

official 80s Rik look - jESUS. this is goals. also this era produced that one over dramatic but still sexy photo of him in the shower that i will never get over. 10/10

(ok what the heck here it is. and for the record this = 100000000/10)


beardy rik 1st iteration - OH. MY. GOD. I have a crush all over again. 16/10

Travellers’ Cheques/Lemmy tribute - mucho desperado. what. a. babe. 15/10

this effing music video look nobody expected - ARE YOU SERIOUS??? OK I GUESS MY LIFE IS RUINED NOW. 250000/10


the unbridled perfection that is the Rik Mayall Presents era of looks: okay let’s go into each of these in detail.

#1 - this is my favorite RMP episode and rik is brilliant in it. also this gave us a taste of how Grey Fox era Rik would look like down the road. wouldn’t be fully realized until Jonathan Creek in 1998 and we’ll get to that later. but damn. 9.6/10

#2 - this would go on to become the official 90s Rik look, so i should give them the same rating. plus this episode is creepy and hot. 10/10

#3 - Dad (in glasses) Rik. I don’t use the acronym DILF often. and I still won’t. but just know that that applies here. 9.7/10

#4 - beard rik iteration 2. rik hated growing beards and only ever did it for acting purposes. plus dirty old town wasn’t the best. but this look is amazing. it bugs me that this is my least favorite episode but has the most gorgeous look. 26/10


official 90s rik look - bit more pudge and bit more lines on face. still f*cking hot. embraced his dad side and talked about his family more in interviews, and wore a lot more dad clothes like jumpers and sweaters. also in the late 90s after his death gave him a new lease on life, was more carefree in interviews and never stopped talking. also flirted up a storm with everyone. one of my favorites. 10/10

the ‘jesus look’/Merlin the Return - i’m still not over this look. I will never be over this look. this is art, this is f*cking beautiful. this is what white jesus wishes he was like. also actual brown jesus probably approves up in heaven. infinity/10

the mavis davis era/blond i guess? - a series of messed up studio mandated dye jobs that combined into this color. rik hated it. he made jokes about himself in interviews of the time but was obviously very insecure about it. can’t hate on it too much since it wasn’t his choice, but yeah, not the best color combo. but he’s still able to pull it off by being his charming as hell self, and it later faded. 8/10

the grey-age begins - like 90s only getting noticeably more grey. obviously rik didn’t want his hair dyed after mavis davis debacle and that was a good choice. also became his look for the 2000s as well after he grew it out from being short, or vice versa. i don’t know the timelines. but ihe and ade both looked great in the late 90s during the guest house paradiso times. 10/10

Jonathan Creek - The look that shook the world by revealing that Rik had gone full grey for realsies. this ain’t the young ones anymore guys, grey fox rik is here to stay. this was also the first project he took on after his death on the quad bike and recovery in the hospital. so f*cking brave and it gets extra points. 22/10

grey fox rik - was around for most of the mid 2000s and featured prominently in quality programs such as All About George, Violent Nation. slightly more dad-ish and still punk and very very cute. lots of great interviews from this time. 10/10

the silverage begins/Believe Nothing - this probably was before short grey fox timeline wise, but there was already silver and white under the grey in those so i will counting this as the first time we see silver, even though he’s still vaguely ginger most of the time. he’s gorgeous either way and i love this show. 10.5/10

wut - wut. yeah this was a bit of a weird choice. skunkbeard no go. he got rid of it soon after his one episode and went back to his good beard record. 6.7/10

sideswept disheveled thing I didn’t even know about until i started looking at more pictures for this whole project - i fucking love this. no censors. 15/10

bombadier - beer commercials and rik with beards are like macaroni n cheese pizza: two things too good for this world. also rik’s new whiteage underneath the silver means there’s going to be a new rik era very soon. stay tuned. 9.8/10

official dad rik in Man Down - full beardy rik look #3, this time grown to make him look 20 years older since he’s late 50s and playing greg davies’ 70 year old pop pop. next to 6′7 greg he’s an adorable dwarf dad. he also gets to indulge in more dad fashion, while still being punk rock and saying ‘comrade’. also like JC this is the first time we see a new era of all-white hair rik, and it’s so cool. 10/10

unfortunately the last days of rik - full white hair, sans beard, jean jackets and shorts and his life is buying lil sudoku books from stores and sleeping on trains. has fully embraced his old dad status and loves it. can still be suave as f*ck in a blue and white suit though (in his last film Der Ontsnapping in Holland). Despite his big personality he still was facing a lot of medical problems including epilepsy and the other repercussions of his head injury. died way too soon and we still will miss him always. it was personally one of the worst times of my life. infinity/10

On the Good Omens tv character reveals

https://twitter.com/neilhimself/status/909698756223913984

So yeah Crowley’s hair looks absolutely weird but I kinda get that they’re going for an “asshole rockstar” vibe and I’m hoping that David’s acting/Crowley’s personality is good enough to cancel it out.

Aziraphale, meanwhile, looks like an earlier incarnation of the Doctor (as in the One through Seven eras) and I am very okay with that.

Also he says it’s from the opening scenes “eleven years ago” so maybe they’ll look a bit different in the present? We’ll see. Plus there’s always the chance we’ll get “Your hair looks ridiculous, my dear.” “IT’S COOL AZIRAPHALE SHUT UP.”

Dear Journal,

Today I spent some quality time with myself and finally finished fixing up the library! All the books were in place and numbered. Regulus helped me do some cards for the people who wanted to have books. I was finally ready. Tommorow, my library would be open! I quickly wrote a letter to Johnny, telling him that I was finally done! I prepared a special card for him to get free books! I couldn’t wait to recommend books to people! For the first few months, I would only be open three days a week because I have to take care of Teddy. But when he’ll be able to walk, He could stay with me downstairs while I worked.

After a long day of work, I walked upstairs to find Teddy colouring in his book and Sirius cooking over the stove.

“Hey hot stuff!” Sirius said, tasting the pumpkin soup he was making.

“Hey! Library’s all done for tommorow!” I said, giving a quick kiss to Teddy’s cheek while passing by.

I stood behind Sirius, slidding my thumbs into the hem of his boxers.

“Stop being a tease.. I need to concentrate on the soup.” He said.

“Oh, so now you like cooking more than me touching you?” I said, laughing.

“If you want to starve for dinner, it’s all your choice!” He laughed.

I kissed his cheek and sat down next to Teddy to draw with him.

“What are you drawing love?” I asked him.

He pointed what looked like a house with three boys into it and smiled at me.

“Dadda.. Padda.. and Teddy!” He giggled.

“That looks wonderful love!” I said.

“Padda?” He asked.

“Yes Ted?” Sirius said, still cooking.

“Soup weady?” He asked, poking the soup cauldron.

“In two minutes love! Show me your drawing!” He said, smiling.

Teddy proudly showed him his art. Sirius gasped dramaticaly and I smiled at the cute moment.

“Wow!!! That looks so cool! When you’re done, we’ll put it on the fridge okay love?” Sirius smiled.

“Okay!” Teddy smiled, looking at his work.

Sirius poured the warm soup into three bowls and sat at the table with us. We spent the rest of the day drawing together. Our fridge is now full of beautiful family drawings.

-Remus
May 2nd 1978

slytherinsurf  asked:

Helloo!! Hope you're doing well on exams, even though there almost finished! Could I request some more marauders themed preferences? Similar to the ones already done for Harry Potter, but marauders version? Thank you so much!!

I’m probably going to post a few of these, I never realized I hadn’t really done any!

How You Hold Hands (Marauders Preferences)

James Potter

Originally posted by swear-your-love-is-for-me

It’s a rare moment when you don’t find your hand laced with James. He is very protective and likes to show you off, as such he enjoys having that little sign showing everyone that you’re his. His hands are soft and warm, they’re inviting and ground you to reality when you get stressed out; It truly is the best way to remind each other how much you care.

Sirius Black

Originally posted by lsdasap

Sirius can get so caught up in his head sometimes he forgets you’re there. As such when you’re together when he remembers he’ll grab your hand. This action is usually accompanied with a peck to your palm or wrist. It’s a subtle way to let you know even if he is far away sometimes he knows you care. His hands are rough and calloused, but comforting all the same.


Remus Lupin

Originally posted by fullfeel

The two of you don’t really hold hands per say, but rather just run your hands across each others. This action is done many times when you read or work on homework together. It’s very natural, and comes without any thought. It’s a comforting motion that pulls you back to reality. His hands are cool, but large and inviting, they completely engulf your own.


Peter Pettigrew

Originally posted by thylovelylionheart

It’s a very relaxed action when no one is looking. Peter is very nervous so he doesn’t like to show off too much PDA, so this is usually done when you two are alone. His hands are cold to the touch and small, your hands warm his up and the two of them are a good match.