he's ambitious and clever but he also has such a good heart

Amerindian signs

The Otter  January 20 - February 18

Originally posted by artyscorner

A little original, adventurous and unorthodox, the Otter is an animal difficult to identify. His methods are perceived as unconventional, and they are often not the first ones chosen by the rest of the community to carry out a task. This is a serious mistake on the part of the others - because even if they are sometimes strange, the ideas of the Otter are actually, in general, rather effective.

Yes, the Otter has an unusual way of seeing things, but it gives humans an extraordinary imagination and brilliant intelligence. Often very intuitive and capable of a great sense of perception, the Otter makes a very good companion, and can be very attentive and loving.
In a positive environment, with love and attention, the Otter is sensitive, sympathetic, courageous and honest. When left out, the Otter may be unscrupulous, rebellious and isolated.

The Wolf  February 19 - March 20

Originally posted by won-der-land89

Deeply emotional and passionate, the Wolf is the animal par excellence of love and passion, both in the physical and spiritual sense of the term. The Wolf knows that love is the greatest of natural forces, and he is entirely capable of supplying it with all his might.
If one considers his desire for freedom and ferocious independence, one realizes that the wolf is full of contradictions. He may be Solitary Wolf, or Mother Wolf, protective and filled with love. The Wolf needs his freedom, but he is also gentle and full of compassion.

In a positive environment, the wolf is intensely passionate, generous, deeply affectionate and gentle. When left out, the wolf may be recalcitrant, obsessed, vindictive and resentful.

The Falcon  March 21 - April 19 

Originally posted by sdzsafaripark

The Falcon is the animal of the born heads. It can always be consulted in order to have a clear and impartial judgment in delicate situations. The Falcon never loses time, knows how to strike / act at the right moment and beat the iron as long as it is warm. When something has to be accomplished, he knows how to realize it and act accordingly.

Very persistent, and endowed with a strong sense of initiative, the Falcon is a born leader and he wants to triumph. He is sometimes considered vain - but he is often right in his opinions, so this little touch of arrogance is understood and accepted by others.

In a positive environment, the Falcon can accomplish great things, and he knows how to feed passion and fire in relationships, while keeping some compassion. When left out, the Hawk may be vain, impolite, intolerant, impatient, and too sensitive.

The Beaver  April 20 - May 20

Originally posted by pakkastassu

Take charge, adapt, to overcome the obstacles … Here is the Castor’s motto. Very talented for trade-related things, the Beaver knows how to do the job with maximum efficiency and plenty of aplomb. Strategic and cunning, the Castor is a force that can be relied on for everything that is business, diplomatic and combat.
You have to think twice about whether you want to challenge the Beaver verbally and play the smartest with him - because his mind and mental acuity are sharp as razor blades. The Beaver seems to have everything for him, but his tendency to want to always do things the way he wants otherwise nothing can get him into trouble.

Yes, the Beaver is clever, but the bearers of this Totem may have to work their sense of tact. In a positive environment, Beaver can be compassionate, generous, helpful and loyal. When left behind, the Beaver may be nervous, cowardly, possessive, and somewhat arrogant.

The Stag/Deer  May 21 - June 20

Originally posted by kryzx

This Totem animal is in a way the muse of the Amerindian zodiac. The Stag inspires, it is filled with life and its spirit turns a hundred per hour. Featuring a “tailor-made” sense of humor, the Deer has a certain amount of talent to make almost anyone laugh. He can speak and speak verbally, and he loves conversations in general.
This, combined with his natural intelligence, makes the stag a guest of choice for parties and dinners, as it will always set the mood and entertain others. He is particularly aware of the things that surround him, and he is also very conscious of his own appearance … Some will say of him that he is a little self-centered. However, they will not blame him because he is very sympathetic and affable, which tilts the balance in his favor.

In a positive environment, the natural joy of life and the sparkling personality of the deer radiate even more around it. It emanates a force of inspiration for all positive and affectionate relationships. Left, the stag can be selfish, impatient, lazy and have mood swings.

The Woodpecker  June 21 - July 21

Originally posted by scientificphilosopher

The Woodpeckers are in principle the most attentive of all Totem animals. They are always listening, with a strong sense of empathy and understanding of others. It is a sign that one must seek when one needs comfort and help.
They make very good parents, friends and partners. They also tend to be naturally frugal, resourceful and organized.

In a positive environment, the Woodpeckers are devoted, loving and very romantic. When left behind, they can become possessive, edgy, jealous and embittered.

The Salmon  July 22 - August 21

Originally posted by wavegrower

Electrical but concentrated, intuitive and intensely creative, Salmon have fishing, to say the least! Their energy is palpable. Naturally motivating, their confidence and enthusiasm is very contagious for others.
Even when their ideas seem too far-fetched to function, they still manage to embark with others. Generous, intelligent and intuitive, it is no wonder that the Salmon have no difficulty in making friends!
This Totem also express a deep need to have a goal to achieve, a function, an objective. And when they embark on adventure, they know how to find volunteers to rally them to their cause!

In a positive environment, the Salmon is stable, calm, sensual and able to give a lot. When left behind, humans born under his sign can become selfish, vulgar and intolerant.

The Bear  August 22 - September 21

Originally posted by mizar113

Pragmatic and methodical, the Bear is the Totem to be called when an inflexible and upright hand is needed. Its practical, placid and weighted aspect makes it an excellent trading partner. It is often the voice of reason, in most scenarios, and it works well in duo with the Owl, which it complements and with which it restores balance. The Bear is also endowed with an enormous heart and unbounded generosity.
However, many do not even realize it because the Bear tends to be very modest, discreet and a little shy.

In a positive and loving environment, this Totem abounds with love and generosity in return. He also has a capacity for patience and a temperate character, which makes him an excellent teacher and mentor. Left behind, the Bear may be skeptical, slow, petty and reclusive.

The Raven  September 22 - October 22

Originally posted by nitratediva

Extremely enthusiastic, naturally enterprising, the raven is a sacred charmer! It seems natural to him. One recognizes in him his energy and his lightness, and one often asks his ideas or his opinions.
It is simply because the Raven is a great idealist, and he knows how to be diplomatic and ingenious and clever.

In a positive environment, the Raven is easy to live, friendly and open, it can be as romantic and sweet. It is endowed with a certain patience and a natural intuition. When left out, the Raven can be inconsistent, demanding, vindictive and corrosive.

The Snake  October 23 - November 22

Originally posted by fencehopping

Most Shamans were born under the sign of the Snake, and it is the fetish animal of those who are devoted to the world of spirits. Those who are guided by the Snake are naturally spiritual and connected to the other worlds. They are easily attracted to ethereal kingdoms, and make excellent spiritual guides. The Snake is also respected for its ability to heal and heal, and it excels in the medicinal and medical field.
The preoccupations of the serpent for the unseen and the untouchable often lead others to find them mysterious, cold and even frightening, for they seem detached from the real world. True, the snake can be secret and have a dark side - it is also extremely sensitive, devoted to others and thoughtful.

In a positive environment, the snake can be passionate, inspiring, humorous, helpful and vigilant. When left out, the Snake may become depressed, violent, and prompt to abnormal mood changes.

The Owl  November 23 - December 21

Originally posted by ofallingstar

Changing and light as the wind, the Owl is difficult to pin down. With a warm, natural, sociable temperament, the Owl seems to be the friend of the world. Those born under his omen are known to throw themselves headlong into life, a hundred miles an hour, and adore adventure.
This can turn against her, for the Owl can be thoughtless, negligent, dizzy or even unconscious. The people guided by her make excellent artists, professors and environmentalists. However, they are extremely adaptable and versatile, allowing them to focus on virtually any field they want.

In a positive environment, the Owl is sensitive, enthusiastic, and has a great ability to listen. The owl may be excessive, too indulgent, and inconsistent.

The Goose  December 22 - January 19

Originally posted by cmdrkitten

If you want something to be done, go to the Goose. Persevering, determined and ambitious, the goose sets goals to accomplish and knows how to achieve it. The Goose is determined to succeed in what it wants to achieve, no matter what the price is - not to have the approval of others, because they are fighting against themselves and their internal enemy.
People born under the auspices of the Goose are naturally inspired and seem driven by an invisible force that drives them to realize things.
When their character is tempered by the loving presence of their family and friends, they can excel with the support of others and achieve virtually everything they undertake.

In a positive environment, the Goose can be very passionate, funny, sociable and even sensual. However, when left out, the goose may fall into obsession or addiction, which can cause its loss.

Coco Movie Review

Note: this review contains spoilers highlighted by bold letters for readers convenience. If you have not seen the film yet skip the bold sections and come back to read them once you HAVE seen it.

So I just came back from the theater after seeing Pixar’s Coco with a friend. An adventurous little romp about a Mexican boys’ supernatural journey to find his destiny, Coco is a spectacularly colorful, visually stimulating, heartfelt and clever little masterpiece that shows that in spite of recent worries many people have been having (myself included) Pixar isn’t losing their touch in creating marvelously original animated pieces. Granted this film borrows a lot of stylistic choices from Disney Animation Studios as well as other animated films (cough *BOOK OF LIFE* cough) but it also arguably takes those choices and makes them better. I’ll delve into more detail about that in a bit, but let’s tackle this film one section at a time, starting with story.

Story:

Originally posted by sophie-howl

Synopsis: Miguel is a young boy who is part of a large family in Mexico and has aspirations to become a great musician. But music is banned in his family due to an ancestor of his leaving his wife and child behind to selfishly pursue a career in it. This doesn’t stop Miguel from striving for greatness though as he feels it’s in his blood to play music. One thing leads to another and Miguel ends up transporting himself to the realm of the dead where he decides to learn more about his families past to find out just what happened all those years ago. But it’s a race against the clock as Miguel finds out if he doesn’t leave the realm of the dead fast enough he will end up staying there forever. Will he be able to find his destiny and discover the truth about his family in time?

This is a pretty typical Disney plot setup. Young protagonist wants to achieve something greater than what his family has planned for him, goes on big misadventure to discover his true destiny, his family learns an important lesson about letting their kid follow their heart. If you’ve seen a Disney movie you know the ropes. But while this storyline is undeniably common among Disney films, Coco actually has a unique take on the subject matter that I haven’t seen previous entries ever do before. The lesson of the family letting Miguel follow his dreams is still present, but this time around it isn’t as clear cut and dry as, say, Pixar’s Ratatouille, which also had an ongoing theme of passion vs. family. While in Ratatouille the family pretty much has to concede to Remy as the film demonstrates he was right all along, Coco has the angle that Miguel is also at fault for a lot of his actions and has to know the importance of family as well. The film also has a great plot twist that makes the point that there IS such a thing as going too far for your dream. Truth be told it’s probably the most refreshing take on the subject matter I’ve ever seen either Disney or Pixar do.

The plot twist in this film is arguably the most effective twist I’ve ever seen either a Disney or Pixar film pull off. Matter of fact it’s very similar to the plot twist in Disney’s Frozen, but I would argue Coco succeeded where Frozen failed. In Frozen the true bad guy is hidden through a cheat in the narrative. The prince acts all starry eyed and innocent even when in the context of the scene nobody is around him, and so it’s a bit of a cheat to have it be executed in this fashion. With Coco, the bad guy is shrouded in mystery for the majority of the film. Ernesto de la cruz plays a very similar role to Gusteau in Ratatouille, where he’s a role model the protagonist never really interacts with outside of watching films and pretending to be there with him. At least that’s what it is for the majority of the movie. But when we DO finally meet him and learn his dark terrible secret, and that he cheated and murdered his way to his success, it’s not unbelievable, because just like the main character we as the audience only saw what he wanted us to see. We only ever saw his on screen persona and heard other people talk about him, whereas again, in Frozen the context implies the prince is virtuous even behind closed doors. It doesn’t feel out of nowhere because the narrative doesn’t progress in a way where betrayal was ruled out. And this twist is beyond clever because, again, it takes the moral we all see coming and puts a completely different spin on it. There IS such a thing as going too far for your dream, and there IS a certain extent where you have to put your family before your aspirations. It’s a much more profound look than kids are used to.

Beyond the compelling plot twist and the clever spin on an otherwise overdone message, it’s a pretty cookie cutter Disney movie. There’s a comedic foil, an adorable sidekick, an ambitious young protagonist, and this time around more than a few tear jerker moments. But hey, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. And man, when it comes to the tear jerkers, this film comes from the realest place since Pixar’s Up. The last 30 minutes are especially gut wrenching, which I for one think is a welcome compensation after Moana was pretty lacking in the sad stuff (though I will admit as a result this movie is lacking in the more comedic side). Also there’s a more than healthy dosage of Mexican culture to really break up the monotony of the story we’ve heard millions of times.

Animation/Art Design:

Originally posted by barnessergeant

This. Film. Is. GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely colorful, inventive backgrounds, great use of contrasting blue with orange, dripping with Mexican atmosphere, and it really showcases some of the most impressive and inventive visuals I’ve ever seen in a Pixar movie. For one, this movie is not afraid to zoom in on all the intricate guitar playing, and for good reason. You can see every detail, every plucked string, every held note in the guitar playing. You might think this is a minor point, but take it from an animator; animating guitar or piano playing is EXTREMELY difficult especially if you want to make a point on being as accurate as possible. There’s a reason why in most animated media they zoom out, zoom in to the face or depict the playing from the other side of the piano to hide the fact that they probably aren’t hitting the right notes. Also, the way the skeletons move is wonderfully creative and interesting. So much thought went into how they walk, how they interact with their environment, how they rebuild themselves after splitting into several pieces. I especially love the squash and stretch the skeletons have; it makes them look appealingly jagged and really sells how lightweight they are without all that flesh and meat. This films is dripping with inventive visuals from beginning to end. The use of colous are on point, the lighting is great, the Textures are the best Pixar has pulled thus far. It’s a visual marvel. The character designs are great too, especially Dante the very derpy looking dog. The way his eyes and tongue look make for an effective comedic foil as well as the way his lanky scrawny body moves. In fact, the animal creatures in this movie are all very appealing in different ways. Many people including myself were skeptical about the designs of the skeletons, particularly with the big expressive Disney-esque eyes. While I’ll admit at first I thought they looked a little too odd they grew on me over time.

Originally posted by prettyscar

Also this movie is great at using it’s visuals to better progress the story, like how Miguel’s body is becoming more of a skeleton to sell the passage of time without verbally pointing it out too often.

There is just one very VERY minor issue I have with the visuals. I’m not 100% certain on this as I’ve only seen the film once thus far so it’s possible there’s just something wrong with my sight or some other reason, but I think the film uses motion blur to it’s disadvantage at times. There are scrolling shots in this movie that are supposed to showcase how massive an environment is and how many people are present in a location, but the use of motion blur makes it too fuzzy to really take in and I honestly think they laid it on too thick at times for how fast the camera actually moves. It got to a point where trying to follow the movement actually strained my eyes a little bit. It would have benefited the film more if they just left it out in certain points to make the image pop as clear as day. All well, it’s a minor knitpick that for all I know might not actually be a problem, but for the time being i’m docking a wee bit from the overall score. Besides that, it’s an undeniably beautiful flick.

Acting:

Pretty standard Disney and Pixar quality here. Every voice actor and actress in this movie does a stellar job. The cast is authentically Mexican and it shows (lncluding a Gabriel Iglesias cameo), making for greater immersion into the scenery. No performance seemed out of place, everybody got the proper emotions across. Not a whole lot else to say really.

Sound Design:

Again, pretty standard Disney and Pixar quality. Being that this movie has a heavy music theme in it, the soundtrack is beautiful and, again, authentically Mexican. The recurring song “Remember Me” is especially beautiful. This is one of those movies where the music is actually so good that I ended up getting the soundtrack on Spotify. Also, though it’s a minor addition, the mariachi cover of the music for the opening Disney logo is a nice touch. The sound effects were effective as always.

EDIT: I forgot to mention this the first time around. Not only is the music stellar but it actually plays into the plot as well in a way that’s very effective in retrospect. The song “Remember Me” has 2 versions; the opening bombastic one done by the villain of the movie and the softer, more sentimental version done by the real musician. This is actually brilliant foreshadowing to the types of characters each of them are. de la Cruz is a self absorbed, entitled asshole, and so his version of the song reflects that by being a big over the top dance number. The phrase “Remember Me” in this case is more about him telling his audience about how important he is. In contrast, the lullaby version is soft, sentimental and genuine. It isn’t superficial and it’s beautifully simple. This is a reflection of the writer. He didn’t write it to become a star. He didn’t write it because he wanted attention or glory. He wanted to make a connection with his daughter before he left. A touch like this is brilliantly subtle.

Conclusion:

Coco is tightly written with a clever and refreshing take on a recurring Disney trope. It’s visually stunning, very inventive, dripping with Mexican atmosphere and culture, and showcases some of the most heartfelt visuals and audibles I’ve seen come out of Pixar in a very long time. Really, my only problem with it was the use of motion blur at times, and that’s me REALLY stretching for something bad to say about it that I’m not even entirely sure I can back up. It’s a great film to take your kids to or to see for yourself if you’re an animation fan.

Story: 2/2

Animation/Art Design: 3.9/4

Acting: 2/2

Sound Design: 2/2

Final verdict; 9.9/10 - DAMN close to perfect.

The Last Jedi thoughts spoilers ahead

Had one hell of a wonderful time seeing the last Jedi with Jeu. A lot like grey Jedi there was things I loved and thing’s I was disappointed with, and all the feelings between. But going to stick to what I liked rather than negatives, because I’m tired of negatives lately. So here’s some thoughts, very rambling one’s as I forgot half of my impressions. I think I talked most of them with Jeu and forgot. Probably talking bollocks but here’s my initial thoughts.

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Thank you Running Man

Today, same as Wednesday, is not a good day. I woke up, read the news and well….Running man, my favorite show for like 7 years is going to be cancelled. Honestly, I preferred that over Kang Ho Dong joining. I’m not really fond of him, you see, but somehow deep down I didn’t want Running Man to end ever. After family outing was over, it was a bit empty, I kept on looking for similar shows, but none caught my eye and suddenly RM started, I would come home Monday thinking about the new Running Man episode. My mondays were never boring, because of Running Man and to see that suddenly it’s gonna stop, it breaks my heart. But the only thing I can do is to thank all the cast and the staff for these amazing years of laughter.


Thank you Yoo Jae Suk for being who you are. An awesome MC, a jokester, Yoo hyuk, Grasshopper, for your rivalry with Jong kook which was always funny, for your “outburst” with Haha and Kwangsoo, for being Ji suk jin’s sunflower, for your finger hearts or however is named, an overall honest person. You are one of the reasons why I started watching RM. Coming from Family outing and already knowing you was like a plus and you grew on me. I now know why people call you Yooneunim. Sincerely thank you.



Thank you Kim Jong Kook for being the Tiger and Mr. Capable. I also knew you from Family outing but man, you started to be more talkative with some time XD. Thanks for being the capable one, the scary chaser XD, the guy who would glare to his hyungs with no problem, the hyung with the kids who would get scolded every now and the, for being Coach kim and try to teach athletes how to do their jobs, for being the muscle guy and more.



Thank you Song Ji hyo for being the kind of actress who is not afraid to get dirty just because she has an image to maintain as other actresses or idols. Thanks for being a woman who can stand its own against all the males in the cast, let’s all remember one of the latest episodes where they had to piggyback the girls and neither Gary nor Kwang soo could move because Jihyo would squeeze them (I was cracking up,for real) ; thanks for being Meong ji, the girl who can fall sleep almost anywhere, worth mentioning the Jenga tower. Thanks for being part of one of the longest love-lines out there, the monday couple, thanks for being part of the candy alliance, the kwang-mong siblings that I seriously love, the song-song couple, spartace and so on. Thanks for being such an ace.


Thank you Kang Gary for being Gary-ssi and Random Mr, Capable. When you appeared for the first time…I didn’t know who you were, I just didn’t know about Leesang or the hip-hop scene in south korea but by far, I could tell you would fit well in the show. You always had the most normal and humane reactions ever, your speech with -seumdwa was always something that I don’t know why, it made me smile​. Thank you for being oblivious Gary, peaceful Gary, Random Mr. Capable, part of the monday couple that most people love. Thank you for being the amazing person you are.



Thank you HaHa for being the kid of the show, for being the schemer and cool person that you are. I already knew you from Infinite Challenge and although the characters on both shows are similar, they are not the same. I could always tell Haha is a smart cookie. He’s clever and witty and I have always laughed whenever he got annoyed either by Yoo Jae suk, Ji hyo or the guests. Also, thank you for being the “dongsaeng” to “uri hyung”, Time controller, Haroro, Haha the playboy or the kid who wants to be the villain. And as your stage name, thank you for the laughs.


Thank you Ji suk Jin for being the old ambitious guy of the show. At first, I admit that I didn’t like him, I always felt he was annoying and was craving for attention but as time passed by, well, I saw he was trying to be funny and honestly for a person his age, it must’ve been difficult to be running around with no problem. Thank you for being the race starter, the impala, Jaesuk’s sunflower, the only cast member who always was ready to face the female guests with no problem, the old guy with the cheesy lines. Thank you for being in the traitors club with Kwang Soo and in particular, thank you for being Wangko ahahahha


Thank you Lee kwang soo. What can I say about him? Similar to Ji suk jin, at first I didn’t like him, the whole framing and betraying simply wasn’t my style but over the time, his character grew on me. He is like a gem for the variety show scene of south korea and an awesome actor too. Thank you for being the giraffe, framer Kwangsoo, avatar Kwangsoo, traitor Kwangsoo,kwangtoad,  unlucky Kwangsoo and a million of other nicknames. Thank you Kwangsoo for being the gem that the show needed.

Last but not least. Thank you Joong Ki. When running man started I was relatively new to dramas so I didn’t know what types of drama he starred in, but guys, he’s such a good actor. You all know him now because of Descendants of the Sun, but what made me say that he is an awesome actor, was the movie “a werewolf boy”. Honestly, he was the flower boy of the bunch, I always loved how he seemed so close with everyone. Thank you for being active Joong Ki and the guy who cannot draw well. Thank you for the time you spent with Running man and all of us until you parted ways.



Special thanks to Kwon Ryeol VJ, Dong wan FD and Lizzy. These guys were always such a laugh. I was planning to write more, but I’m started to tear up and my heart feels so heavy


Running Man family, you’ve worked hard. Thank you for all the laughter these 7 years. You will always be in our hearts.


anonymous asked:

Do you have a vox machina/Hogwarts au?

oh buddy. my pal. friendo. of course I have a Hogwarts au. well, a VM house sorting at least it is like the first VM headcanoning I ever did I am Standard Millennial Nerd Trash

Grog - hufflepuff. Loyal, well-meaning, hardworking, “my strength comes from my friends” and all that jazz. Would 110% play beater on the house Quidditch team and be the scariest mofo

Keyleth - gryffindor. the whole striving to be a good person and do the Right ThingTM even when everyone else is telling you to sit down and shut up is the gryffindor-est. excels at transfiguration and herbology, thinks the Forbidden Forest is the coolest (kiki no)

Percy - slytherin. I kinda want to put him in ravenclaw but that boy is all about ambition and acting for his own sake. plus there’s the cunning, resourcefulness, and a loyalty only to those very close to him. potions expert, also very good with charms. has a small collection of cursed artifacts “because they’re fun”

Pike - hufflepuff. a very gryffindor-y puff, but at the end of the day she’s all about kindness for kindness’ sake. also, she will kick your ass if you threaten her or her friends because good is not soft and because you can be the beating heart of the group without being weak. plays seeker beater; tried out with grog for shits n giggles and turns out she’s really good

Scanlan - slytherin. as an existentialist everything is inherently meaningless, so he cares very much about those close to him and everyone else can figure out their own shit. resourceful, clever, sly, cunning. great showman. wonderful with charms. definitely does the commentary for the quidditch games, to everyone’s dismay

Tiberius - ravenclaw. always with the questions, always with the suggestions, always with the trying new things. Tibs wants to know, wants to discover. Probably spends all his time in the library. what a nerd

Vax - gryffindor. brave, chivalrous, charges headfirst into battle and wears his heart on his sleeve. sure, he could argue his way into slytherin with Vex –– and make a good argument for it too; that boy definiely has some slytherin qualities –– but at the end of the day he desire to do the right thing, to be worthy and just. he’d definitely play quidditch, probably seeker

Vex - slytherin. ambitious, resourceful, clever, cunning. whip smart and determined to get what she wants so help her god. captain of the slytherin quidditch team, chaser seeker and amazing on a broom (she had percy make some mods that probably aren’t strictly legal but whatever, it’s fine)

bonus: Allura is a ravenclaw, Kima is a gryffindor, Gilmore is a slytherin, Kash is a puff and he doesn’t want to talk about it, Zahra is hard to get a bead on but probably a slytherin, Victor is a ravenclaw (learn from his mistakes!), and Kern is a squib

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Thank you so much to everyone that took part in the survey! It was really fun and i hope to do something like this again sometime 💕

So without further ado, here is where Monsta X should be sorted in Hogwarts according to monbebes (including a couple of comments explaining some further reasons and house traits):

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ravenclawinsight  asked:

Could you possibly sort the Avatar: The Last Airbender/ Legend of Korra characters?

Of course we can! We’re going to do Legend of Korra in a different post though so that this one doesn’t get too lengthy. Enjoy! (And no, we did not sort people based on their clothing colors, they just happened to match up that way.)


Aang: Hufflepuff

Originally posted by avatar-state

Aang is is as loyal and kind as they come. He supports his friends with his life, and becomes very distraught when something happens to them (like Appa being kidnapped). Aang is fair and thoughtful, just like most Hufflepuffs. He wants what’s best for everyone, not just himself. He wants everyone to be happy and alive, even his enemies, and often struggles with killing or hurting them badly. Being an airbender, Aang is also very patient, which is another Hufflepuff trait. Where other members of the group tend to rush into things headfirst or are unwilling to wait, Aang is careful and willing to take his time. He understand the importance of waiting and never rushes into things headfirst. Because of this, Aang could only ever be a Hufflepuff!


Katara: Slytherin

Originally posted by izayadragon

Cunning. Resourceful. Ambitious. These are all traits Katara has. She wants to be respected, and will demand it of anyone she comes across who fails to recognize her as the powerful woman she is. At first her loyalty to Aang only comes because she wants a ride to the north pole; she has no intention of joining his crusade to save the world. However, things change, and Katara finds the hero inside of her that she didn’t know was there. She finds her way around the patriarichal institutions that may attempt to limit her, proving she is no ones wife or mother. She is a force to be reckoned with. True to Slytherin form, Katara forms fierce loyalties with those she cares for, and they will never be without a fierce protector on their side. 


Sokka: Ravenclaw

Originally posted by korraslight

While he tries his best to be a brave warrior, Sokka is a thinker at heart. He is the one with the plan on the team; his logical ways often mean he has to apply reason to nearly every situation instead of simply accepting things as beyond the human grasp. Sokka seeks to understand as much as he can, even if he’s unaware he’s doing it. Sokka has also displayed a depth and wisdom that surpasses his years despite his more immature moments, and his eccentric ways mean that he is likely to be accepting of everyone. There is no other house that Sokka could be than Ravenclaw.


Toph: Slytherin

Originally posted by izayadragon

Toph’s main goal is seizing her own independence, and she is willing to sacrifice her family’s love, wealth, and comforts to do so. She also shows great resourcefulness and pride, and is slow to trust and rely on other people. She may be a little less flexible than many other Slytherins, but she has all of the drive, determination, and focus on her friends and herself vs. the world. Toph is a Slytherin with a spirit so strong and fixed that no one on earth can keep her from her ambitions.


Suki: Gryffindor

Originally posted by kattnissevverdeen

Suki is a warrior, through and through. She believes in the nobility of bravery, something that is established our first time meeting her. It is unwise of anyone to doubt her, and Suki will quickly establish her technical prowess on the battle field. She wants to do what is right, and will quickly rush into danger if she believes she is serving a greater good. She is certainly a Gryffindor to the core.


Zuko: Gryffindor

Originally posted by twotheleft

Zuko is a hot-headed firebender. He attacks first and asks questions later. This tends to be a Gryffindor trait, as many (though not all) Gryffindors tend to be a little more headstrong than others. Zuko is also incredibly brave. He joins up with a group of people who hate him, even though he doesn’t know how they’ll react and it goes against his nation’s wishes. He also sacrifices himself for Katara in his final battle against Azula. Though he didn’t die and later went on to become the new Firelord, this was an incredibly courageous thing to do. Just as it was incredibly brave to stand up to his sister after everything she had done. Because of this, Zuko is clearly a Gryffindor!


Azula: Slytherin

Originally posted by southsxde-shibu

Like many Slytherins, Azula is quite ambitious. She wants power, and she will do anything to get it, even if it means hurting her family or friends. She’s cunning and clever, creating elaborate plans to get what she wants and mastering firebending much earlier than her brother. She also believes heavily in self-preservation. She puts herself before others and doesn’t really care what happens to them as long as she gets what she wants. Azula is an incredibly complex and realistic villain, and there is no other house that she could be than Slytherin!


Hope you like it!

-Mods Tory, Tori, and Jinxy

O.K.K.O: Let’s Be Heroes! Series Review

Now HERE’S a show I’ve wanted to get a chance to sit down and watch forever. O.K.K.O: Let’s Be Heroes! is the rare show that comes along every once in a while that immediately sparks my interest upon seeing some previews. The show is just everything I love as a person. It’s back to good ol’ hand drawn frame by frame, it’s got both fun physical AND well written humor, and it features some of my favorite people in the industry around like members of the animation team behind the also fantastic Steven Universe and the guys behind some of the most phenomenal animation on the web, Studio Yotta, which fans may know created most of the music videos for the band Starbomb.  As if the show was literally made for me it also premiered on my birthday no less. It’s centered around one of the coolest concepts ever … FIGHTING. Yeah, I know that recently we’ve been getting pretty tired of violence in the real world and for good reason. The controversial shit is really getting to a lot of people. But there’s two types of fighting: that which is propelled by maliciousness and hatred, and that which is for sportsmanship, adrenaline and honest to God fun. This show is the latter type of fighting through and through, and it is AWESOME. Naturally this show did not disappoint me. I binge watched a whole bunch of it to get caught up and had a big ass grin on my face the whole time.


PLOT SYNOPSIS:

 K.O is a spunky, ambitious and good hearted little kid (Think Steven Universe and Goku from DBZ mashed together, and a bit of Ryu from Street Fighter) who wants to become a hero like the people around who inspire him, such as the towering musclebound badass of a plaza boss Mr. Gar. To do this, he ends up getting employed at Lakewood Plaza Turbo and works alongside Radicles, the pompous macho alien man with the levitation beam who’s secretly hiding a sensitive side (think Lars from Steven Universe but more endearing and less of a pain in the ass), and Enid, the snarky, sarcastic ninja who gives no fucks. They go on some misadventures, learn some lessons about themselves, occasionally Lord Boxman and his goons cause some trouble but they’re never threatening, and once in a while we get some clues into Mr. Gar’s past and how it’s tied to K.O’s mom Carol.

Originally posted by seto2


STORYTELLING:

I’ve gone on record before in saying that the best show premises are the ones just broad enough to go in all sorts of different directions with creative storytelling, and this show is thankfully no different. It’s got a great memorable setting with an expansive likable cast, great recurring jokes and a refreshingly fun tone about it. You can definitely tell the Steven Universe team worked on it because that and O.K.K.O have very distinct similarities, especially early season one of SU. The main difference to me though is the level of drama and the quality of humour. It’s a relatively new show that promises to introduce some drama down the line so comparing that to SU doesn’t feel fair at this point in time, but I’m very confident in saying O.K.K.O is funnier. SU has decent jokes, don’t get me wrong, but something about O.K.K.O just got me to laugh more consistently at it’s ultra bizarre humor. My favorite jokes tend to be the ones about Enid hating having to deal with entitled customers, but my favorite joke in the whole show thus far involves a certain coffee pun making mughead named Joe Cuppa. It’s a reveal that is so surreal and so bewildering that I can’t spoil the surprise, but damn if it isn’t funny.

In terms of both storytelling and animation, despite being an action show first and foremost, O.K.K.O’s greatest attribute is it’s humor. The wild faces, the great comedic timing in the cuts, the bizarre movement of the characters at times, plus the combination of both surreal and poignant lines make for a consistently clever ride. There’s one particular episode that I think really captures the harsh reality of fandoms that’s relevant to an eerie extent, and it can all be summed up by this one line by Radicles.

“Who knew people could be so dumb about art they love so much?”

Originally posted by parkersimmonsyall


ANIMATION:

Now, being an animator myself, one of the biggest attractions to this show for me was the fact that it was a return to classic Hand Drawn 2D animation. In a time where the vast majority of television programming is either passable but uninteresting character rigging or bland, texture lacking 3d animation, a return to what is in my opinion the most organic, spontaneous and therefore the most consistently interesting animation style is always welcome. The show even references it’s animation style at 24 FPS in one of the lyrics sung by Rebecca Sugar in the credits, which I adore.

“Every second that you see is 24 connected pieces. Thank you for coming. Thank you for staying. Thank you for watching the show.” - Rebecca Sugar.

Really, that lyric should be a pretty good indication about the kind of passion put into this show. When this show gets going, it’s got some of the most consistently satisfying and creative animation I’ve seen in a long time. The characters feel unbound by typical design conventions which allows for more flexibility in their expressions and their poses, and it makes for both very effective comedy and some of the most dynamic and well choreographed action scenes you can find on TV right now. A large contribution to the studio being able to pull this off is the simplistic art style. Every character is often times sketched pretty roughly with some proportions being askew at times, hands turning into little spheres, backgrounds lacking big details and so on. But what the art lacks in consistency it more then makes up for in fluidity and spontaneity. I’m actually glad they don’t care as much about the little details because it gives them the freedom to put more time into creating the kind of epic grand scale fighting we like to see. It really does feel like they put a lot of heart and soul into how this show looks. The intro and outro alone are hype as hell to watch.

Originally posted by kewlbot

Now that said, the animation isn’t without it’s problems. Sometimes it’s really obvious where they put in minimal effort to save time, especially in large cheering crowd scenes, and I’ve noticed more then a few awkward cuts and transitions unfortunately when I could easily think of something that would have looked better and could be done in the same amount of time. But you can’t win everything I guess. All in all, I dig the way this show works and it has it’s priorities in check.

Acting

This show has a great cast that really fits each character. K.O. has a voice that’s kiddish and endearing, but it never gets annoying or grading, which is a flaw a lot of child characters have the unfortunate tendency of having. Chalk this up as another way in which K.O. is better then Steven Universe btw. Enid has a great voice for articulating a snarky give-no-fucks attitude but it’s also always great whenever she needs to be genuine. Radicles is the macho alien man so naturally he has a great voice that’s a combination of every surfer dude and college fratboy you ever heard of. He’s a pompous egotistical jerk certainly but he’s several times more endearing then characters of his archetype because he’s shown to not be completely heartless or needlessly cruel to people close to him. Mr. Gar is great and more often then not gets the funniest lines in the show. Carol is the sweetest most charismatic badass mom in all of cartoon history and I gush whenever she and K.O interact. All the supporting characters do great, there isn’t a single voice in the show I find unbearable. Also this show consistently gets awesome celebrity voices like Keith David, and, more notably, the dude who says “INCONCEIVABLE!” in The Princess Bride.

Originally posted by witchcraft-with-space-bean

Sound Design

Not a whole lot to say here other then it’s definitely serviceable. They sneak in some appropriate cartoon sound effects in there. The sound effects for the fight scenes like the crashing and exploding are pretty good. The intro song is fucking amazing. Like literally, I can watch the intro to this show over and over and be consistently entertained, it’s great. That’s the true sign of a promising show; when you can always sit through the intro and not get tired of it.

Art Design

I’ve already touched upon this point in the animation section, but as I mentioned before the art style is very minimal at times. But that’s totally fine. It acts in the shows favor more often then not because it gives the animators freedom to put their best work in the places that matter. Plus the character designs are great and memorable, they cover the bases for character design 101. You can tell who each character is in silhouette. Their inspirations are pretty plain to see like K.O. is so obviously modeled after headband clad fighting dudes like Street Fighter or Double Dragon. Enid is so obviously a Naruto inspired character. Radicles is probably some alien marvel character, idk. Point being, everyone is distinct and they communicate their personalities through how they look. You know everything you need to know about K.O. through a single picture of him.

*fun fact: K.O’s character design was the inspiration for the design of Ruby in Steven Universe.

Conclusion:

O.K.K.O: Let’s Be Heroes is everything I hoped it would be. It’s got a lot of heart, great surreal humor, intense and well choreographed action, great memorable characters and overall just leaves me with a simultaneously light/pumped up heart and a smile. The only thing I can really think of that’s wrong with it is it’s weird editing choices and select moments where cutting corners in animation was obvious, but that’s pretty small fry issues. I can’t wait to watch more.

STORYTELLING: 2/2

ANIMATION: 1.5/2

ACTING: 2/2

SOUND DESIGN: 1.5/2

ART DESIGN: 1.5/2

OVERALL RATING: 8.5/10

but what if...

“My idiot brother, soft enough to believe him” is just Sirius’ perspective, right? I mean, he assumes that because Regulus got the Dark Mark he was manipulated into doing so.

But this is the boy who began the downfall of Voldemort at just eighteen, when Dumbledore (the greatest wizard of his time!!!???) hadn’t even begun to guess that Tom Riddle could ever possibly have made a horcrux. I think that, above anything else, shows us that Regulus Black was clever. Like, possibly genius clever??

And the fact that he was so clever isn’t really mentioned by Sirius. (Tbh, he isn’t really mentioned that much by Sirius.) But the few words he does say tell us a LOT. Like, “he was the better heir”. To be a good heir to a House like Black, you have to be clever. You have to be sneaky, and manipulative, but not so manipulative that you can’t be manipulated by your parents, obviously. It’s tricky to do. So Sirius is telling us that Regulus was a typical Slytherin, right?? But he’s also telling us that Regulus is hella, hella clever, because we already know that Sirius was particularly smart (figuring out animagus, remember?)

So,

What I’m saying is…

What if Regulus was playing them the whole time?

Hear me out.

He knows Sirius, better than anyone. He knows that Sirius is never going to be a proper heir to the Black family. He’s too wild, too rebellious, too free. Sirius is a very special person; a very good person. There’s no way he’ll end up in Slytherin. Regulus figures this out aged eight, when Sirius (nine) has his first proper argument with their Mother. He loses, of course, because their Mother is older, smarter, and has the advantage of a wand and the cruelty necessary to cast the Cruciatus on her own son. Regulus doesn’t say anything. He’s afraid.

It takes him a few months, but eventually he finds a way to save Sirius, his precious older brother who he knows best in the world. In those months, Kreacher (who is an ageing, experienced House Elf; and one who likes ‘Young Master Regulus’) forms a solid relationship with him, and although Regulus doesn’t exactly let him in on his plans… somehow, the House Elf will know them. Always.

His plan is something like this;

Sirius is never going to be a proper heir.

Sirius is never going to be a proper Slytherin. He might not even be a Slytherin.

Regulus never was, either.

He’s sneaky, and sly, and clever, but he is not ambitious. He doesn’t want anything from life, and the thing he values most isn’t success. He values loyalty, like the loyalty Kreacher shows him, like the loyalty he feels to his Ancestry, to his brother, to his parents. Those are conflicting loyalties, he knows, but they are loyalties nonetheless. He believes in Justice above all. Things ought to be fairer, he thinks. And he knows, deep in his heart, that this is not Slytherin. He is not Slytherin. These are Hufflepuff thoughts, and really, he should be Hufflepuff.

He knows, after many games of truth or dare, hearing many utterings of “i’ll never break a promise, Reggie!” and many, stupid, stupid brave things his brother has done (like standing up to Mother again and again and again) that his brother is unmistakably Gryffindor.

He knows that the House of Black has to have an heir.

He knows that it has to be one of them.

He knows that the Heir must be Slytherin.

So his plan is, really, that he will be the Heir. Because his brother isn’t a good heir, but that he is a good person, and those two traits never mix well. His brother will be crushed if he is forced to be the heir, and Regulus knows it.

He steps up his learning.

He throws himself into learning everything about the House of Black, and he can see- can feel- that his Sirius is starting to hate him for it. He knows it will happen, and that eventually their relationship will become unfixable, but at his heart he is Hufflepuff, and protecting Sirius is more important to him than having Sirius like him.

By the time Sirius’ Hogwarts letter finally arrives, Regulus has almost everything prepared. The Dark Lord is ensnaring his parents into his horrid, cruel, pureblood trap, as he knew he would. Everything is on schedule. A few weeks later, a Howler is sent from the house, as the news comes back that Sirius is Gryffindor. Another letter accompanies it.

“Dear Sirius,” it reads, “congratulations on your sorting. Stay true to yourself- you’ll fit in just fine.”

It isn’t signed RAB, but it’s in his secret, scratchy handwriting that he hides from his Mother because it’s not elegant and sloped and pureblood. He doesn’t know if Sirius would recognise it anymore, they aren’t all that close, and he cries himself to sleep that night. The next morning he accompanies Mother to Gringotts, and emerges as Heir Black. His brother is hurt, badly, and he knows he can’t fix it. Not yet, at least. The house is cold and empty, and Regulus memorises all the books needed for the next six years of his education, even if he still doesn’t have a wand. He hides this fact from his parents (the screeching banshee that is his Mother and the silent shadow that is his Father) because he needs his Hogwarts years to come easily, and it won’t if they think he’s a genius. (He ignores the fact that he kind of is.)

The next year, he’s sorted. It takes over ten minutes, and he’s officially a hatstall. He can see Sirius with shining eyes, staring right at him from the red and gold table. His friends are stating in awe, but he drops Sirius’ hopeful gaze. He argues with the hat, says that he’s sly and pureblood. It points out that he’s probably the most loyal student they’ve had at Hogwarts since the Founding Era, and he has enough wit to end up in Ravenclaw effortlessly. He points out that he has to be in Slytherin. That he needs to be in Slytherin. Eventually, the hat lets him go, but the announcement it makes to the occupants of the Great Hall is almost certainly lacklustre, and he very purposefully does not look at Sirius.

He doesn’t get a Howler the next morning, but the disappointed face from Sirius is worse than a Howler could ever be. His heart sinks.

The years go by, and Regulus watches from a distance as his brother becomes happy. It’s not a feeling he sees often in Sirius, but he’s very, very glad. If he figures out that Lupin is a werewolf, and if he leaves an animagus book outside of the Restricted Section (which he’s been granted free access to ever since his Divination Teacher started to believe that he had the Sight. He doesn’t, but it’s easy enough to fake once you can guess what will probably happen by the end of the year. His first faux prediction is that he Sees his brother and his friends break a table by the end of the week. Of course it happens. It was bound to happen.) for his little gang of Gryffindors to find, well… nobody’s going to know, are they?

His parents become more and more fascinated with Voldemort, more fervent followers than ever. But he’s done the calculations, and he knows he can’t save them. There’s only one group of people he can save.

Eventually, after a few years that come and go, with Sirius becoming more and more distant towards him… eventually, his parents take him to Voldemort and get him Marked. It’s meant to be a special offering to the Dark Lord, who does, in fact, believe he’s a Seer, and therefore an actual asset. His Dark Mark burns when it’s cast on him, but he doesn’t make a sound. He looks Voldemort straight in the eye, and speaks, softly.

“I have seen you, Dark Lord.” He says. “I have seen you do great things. I have seen you live a long time, and I have seen your soul live much longer than that.” He does not flinch away when his Mother slaps him for talking back to the Great and Powerful Lord Voldemort.

And he has finally caught the interest of the Dark Lord.

Finally, his plan is in motion.

His brother runs away the next week, when he forcefully pushes up Regulus’ sleeve and sees the horrific scarring of the mark on his wrist. He runs away, and Mother blasts him from the tree.

Sirius really hates him, and Regulus knows it, but deep in his heart he is a Hufflepuff, a protector, and he will protect his brother until the day he dies.

His confession to Voldemort and the Dark Lord’s subsequent reaction finally confirms his suspicion of a Horcrux, and Regulus narrows it down, the very next year, to a locket.

It takes him another year, his final year, (after Sirius has left the school; has left him; has left the House, and he cries himself to sleep most nights) to locate the locket. When he has it, he calls Kreacher to apparate him to the cave, leaves the Elf a letter to his parents and to his brother.

His parent’s letter reads this;

“Dear Mother and Father,

I have embarked on a mission for the Dark Lord. It involves my Sight, only I can’t See if or when I’ll make it back home. Do not question him about this mission, I run the risk of angering his Lordship by informing you, but I thought you ought to know. I love you, and I’ll miss you.

Apologies,

RAB”


It’s not bad, for a suicide note, and it’s far better than the unsigned one he sends his brother, in the same scratchy handwriting he had sent the first letter after he was sorted. Anonymous.

“Sirius Orion Black,

I first sent you a letter on the day after your sorting. I’m happy to find that you took my advice, and I’m proud of the young man you’ve grown into. I can’t give you my name, I’m afraid, and I won’t ever contact you again. I’m about to start on the long journey of defeating Voldemort, you see. I don’t think I’ll return from that. Please know that you are loved, always, and that somewhere out there, there is a person that is proud of who you are.”

It’s a hard letter to write, and ends up quiet tear stained, and then Regulus is in the cave and he’s drinking and drinking and drinking and then-

and then cold hands are dragging him under and he’s drowning and drowning and…

he wonders, sometimes, what things would be like if he’d been in Hufflepuff, but he knows that it would mean that the mark on his wrist would be on Sirius’ wrist, and for him, it was always about protecting Sirius.

Because he is a good heir, and Sirius is not.

Because Sirius is a good person, and he’s not.

He’s always been soft, and he’s always been clever, but he never believed them. He just had to pretend that he did.

GOT7 in the Harry Potter Houses

Mark- Ravenclaw- Mark is really quiet, so we believe that he’d be really observant and clever. He’s stated that he enjoys alone time, and reading, which makes us believe that he likes learning new things. 

Originally posted by morethangiulia


JB- Slytherin- Jaebum is so incredibly confident, and he shows it. He’s also slightly aggressive and yells a lot, though when he loves someone, you know right away that he’ll do anything for them in a heartbeat. 

Originally posted by defwang

Jackson- Gryffindor- Jackson was really hard for us to place, he seems like he could fit in anywhere. He enjoys learning languages, so we thought about Ravenclaw, he’s very confident so Slytherin was in question, and overall Jackson is a sweet dork, so Hufflepuff would also be fitting. But at the end of the day, Jackson is ambitious and loud, and will take risks to get what he wants. 

Originally posted by huang-zitao


Junior- Ravenclaw- Jinyoung is ridiculously sassy and has a comeback for everything. Aside from that, he’s motherly and takes care of people. Also he looks good in the color blue like come on?????

Originally posted by jypnior


Youngjae- Hufflepuff- S u n s h i n e. Literally the sweetest boy ever we don’t even understand, so you best believe he’s a Hufflepuff. He’s not arrogant like Slytherin, brave like Gryffindor, or extremely intelligent like Ravenclaw. Youngjae is loyal and caring, and loves everyone. This boy deserves all the love in the world. 

Originally posted by swoonfinite


BamBam- Gryffindor- This boy was so hard for us to place too. Kunpimook seems like the kind of guy to do things to get attention, even though he’s terrified of everything (????). He’s just like Neville Longbottom, but more lit, u feel. And in all honesty, you better be ready to see him dabbing down the corridor, its fine. 

Originally posted by bambamsbabe


Yugyeom- Hufflepuff- He’s the sweetest little boy ever, such a shy baby. He’s the kind of person you want to take care of, and the kind of person to do anything for his friends. Yugyeom is just too kind hearted to be anything other than Hufflepuff.

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DGM Hogwarts AU

Some people asked me why I put the main squad in the houses I put them in and asked me if I could explain. So here I am. It’s only my personal opinion of course and I respect it if people don’t agree with it. And I hope people won’t be dicks about my personal opinion or try to force theirs on me, since I got a few mean messages about this subject.

My personal opinion is that Lenalee is a Hufflepuff, Lavi is a Ravenclaw, Allen is a Gryffindor and Kanda is a Slytherin.

Since this is a very long post, my reasons are under the cut!

Keep reading

Top Ten Films of 2014

Last year, I made my first video top ten (which you can see here), and while that was fun, as it so happens I’m a bit too busy right now to go through all the trouble of making a video at the moment. So here we are, back to the old way of doing things.

On an interesting side note, I found an unintentional theme in my list this year. Many of my films are in some way about the creation of art, as well as the price paid to be a great artist. Also, many of these movies could be seen as “coming-of-age” films. Once again I find myself astonished at how many great films came out in a single year (and I haven even seen all of them yet). So as usual, you can find my long list of “honorable mentions” at the end. 

Like always, this is just my personal top ten films of the year. Even if we share the same tastes, I guarantee you that my list would be different than yours. It’s just too subjective.

So starting at number ten and counting down… here we go!





10. Mr. Turner

As far as pure craftsmanship goes, “Mr. Turner” is perhaps the most well made film of the year. Mick Leigh is a master, and every shot is purposeful and completely stunning. The film itself looks like an old beautiful painting. Timothy Spall sinks deep into his role as J.M.W. Turner, and it’s probably his best performance to date. The deliberate pacing and lack of traditional structure might turn away some viewers, but “Mr. Turner” is nevertheless a great work of art, and a portrait of a fascinating man.



9. Frank

I knew very little about this film before seeing it, and I think that’s a good thing. From the opening scene, I instantly fell in love with this darkly funny film. At it’s core, there’s some rather deep subject mater, and yet “Frank” cleverly offsets this with some truly hilarious moments that keep the film entertaining throughout. Domhnall Gleeson is outstanding here, but of course, the real star of the show is Michael Fassbender, who gives an incredibly expressive performance despite the fact that we can’t see his face. I enjoyed nearly every moment of this picture, and it’s definitely one that you need to see.



8. Ida

Some films just belong in the Critrion Collection. Ida is one such film. It’s haunting and artful and features the best black and white photography I’ve seen in years. The sharpness and contrast of every shot is remarkable. The narrative is beautifully simplistic. In fact, the minimalistic nature of the film as a whole is part of what makes it so special. “Ida” is sparse, gorgeous, and masterful. Certainly one of the best foreign films of the year.



7. Only Lovers Left Alive

Vampires are cool, but Tom Hiddleston and Tida Swinton bring it to a whole new level. These old lovers have seen it all, and while they still appreciate art, science, and philosophy, they’ve grown tired and indifferent while mankind continues to make the same mistakes.  Jim Jarmusch’s film is a special kind of vampire story, because it may be the first one to really capture just how lonely, dangerous, and exhausting being immortal really is (or would be).  "Only Lovers Left Alive" has a deliberate pacing that glides slowly along with it’s characters. Along the way, we learn how they live and what they’ve grown to appreciate, and it’s all quiet fascinating. It’s my opinion that “Only Lovers Left Alive” ranks as one of the very best vampire films ever made. 



6. The Grand Budapest Hotel

A Wes Anderson film can always put a smile on my face. His last few films have been some of his best, and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is certainly no exception. This film is so beautifully stylized, and so hilariously funny, I find it hard to believe that there’s anyone who wouldn’t enjoy this film. The cast is fantastically entertaining (especially Ralph Fiennes), the colors are vibrant, the humor is clever, and the filmmaking is flawless.  When I saw “Moonrise Kingdom”, I said it might be Wes Anderson’s best film yet…. when I saw “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, I said the same thing.



5. The Duke of Burgundy

Captivating and visually arresting, Peter Strickland’s “The Duke of Burgundy” is one of the most compelling films I saw all year. It’s beautifully shot, colored, and textured with elegant pacing and precise direction - I really can’t say enough positive things about this film. It’s surreal and challenging while retaining a soft and gentle nuance of love and tenderness. “The Duke of Burgundy” certainly won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I found it extraordinary and deeply inspiring.



4. Boyhood

I know many cinephiles will probably place “Boyhood” as their number one film of the year, and I wouldn’t fault them for that. Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” is one of the most innovative and uniquely profound films ever made. Shot over the course of 12 years, we literally watch Mason grow up before our eyes. It’s a remarkable experience unparalleled by any comparisons I could make. We owe it to Linklater for having the guts to push our medium forward in such a beautiful way. This will probably win Best Picture at the Oscars, and it’s easy to see why. 



3. Birdman: (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Simply one of my favorite cinematic experiences in a very long time. In the first scene, I made a mental note that we were in a long take, but to my wonder and astonishment, that long take never ended. There are, of course, cuts and interludes (this isn’t a “Russain Ark” situation) but the effect is very much that Alejandro Iñárritu’s film is one singular shot. It’s remarkable, but could be called nothing more than an impressive gimmick if the film itself wasn’t so strong. 

This is the best cast ensemble of the year, and the cinematography is gorgeous (made more impressive again by the long takes). But “Birdman” also has some interesting things to say about the creation of art, as well as the criticism that always accompanies it. It’s an intriguing film, and one with something to say. I loved every minute of it.



2. Vi är Bäst! 

Every year, there are films that just seem to come out of nowhere and surprise me. Before it was released, I knew nothing of “We Are the Best”, nor was I familiar with Lukas Moodysson’s previous work. However, this film was perhaps the most enjoyable film I saw all year.

If you know nothing of this film, it’s the director’s adaptation of his wife’s graphic novel “Never Goodnight” (by Coco Moodysson). It centers around three young teenage girls living in 1980s Stockholm who start a punk band - despite two of them not knowing how to play an instrument. While the band plays an important role in the film, some of the most interesting scenes are when the girls are simply hanging out. The performances from these three young ladies are perhaps the most natural I’ve ever witnessed from anyone their age. At times, it seems that they’re not even acting at all, as if the cameras just happened to be there to catch these authentic moments. These girls are so funny, enduring, and most importantly, real. This film understands what it really means to be a hardcore punk. And that is a rare thing. I really can’t say enough good things about “We are the Best”. You just need to see it.


And my number one film of the year is…



1. Whiplash

This is not the most ambitious film of 2014. It’s not a space epic. It wasn’t shot over twelve years. It doesn’t give the illusion of being one continuous shot. It’s not even by a famous director. Yet, “Whiplash” was the single most thrilling  piece of cinematic art I saw all year.  

“Whiplash” tells the story of a young ambitious drummer who dreams of being one of the great jazz musicians of our time. He soon finds himself under the mentorship of a cutthroat teacher who is willing to do whatever it takes to push his students to the limit. The film shows painful abuse and heartache, but then just when you think the film will find contentment in an obvious solution, it aggressively charges forward into the single most intense, passionate, raw, violent, and beautiful final scene of the year. A scene that made my heart race until it finally cut to black, and the credits rolled. Then, and only then, did I finally catch my breath. This film bleeds with a passion that’s visible in every aspect, from its photography, to its editing, to the stellar performances. Enough can’t be said about Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. They both give 100% to their roles, and it’s both beautiful and heartbreaking to watch.

I found “Whiplash” to be painfully relatable at times… and I’m sure that contributed to my fondness for the film itself. Nevertheless, I think everyone should see this amazing work of art. Damien Chazelle has crafted a challanging look at what it truly means to be a young artist with high ambitions. The road to greatness is filled with suffering, pain, loss, frustration, blood, sweat, and tears… and it seems the filmmakers here understand the price that is paid. 



So there you have it - My top ten films of 2014. Please let me know what your favorite films were! Now, some of you may have noticed that a certain favorite director of mine not on this list…. so please see my honorable mentions below.



Honorable Mentions 

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Inherent Vice - I know! I know! I can’t believe it either. P.T. Anderson is my favorite director, and I do love this film…. it just didn’t move me like his other work as done in the past. “Inherent Vice” is great. I just like 10 other films more.

Gone Girl - Yet another one of my favorite directors. David Fincher is to the point where he really doesn’t make bad films anymore. The craftsmanship is just too good.

Calvary - This is a touching and somewhat heartbreaking portrait of a priest genuinely trying to live a good life. A thankless job to be sure. It’s bleak but Brandon Glesson gives a wonderfully tender performance.  

The Babadook - Rich with metaphor, this is easily one of the best horror films in years. Love it so much, and you really need to see it.

Under the Skin - Who could forget this surreal work of art from Jonathan Glazer? Scarlett Johansson does wonderful work here.

Jeune & Jolie - “Young & Beautiful” was an underrated French film from François Ozon. I really loved it a lot, though I might be in the minority.

Snowpiercer - Joon-ho Bong is a crazy good director, and “Snowpiercer” is a thrilling sci-fi action movie far more worthy of your time than most summer blockbusters. 

Top Five - Chris Rock made an excellent film with a deep Woody Allen influence. I really hope he will continue this style into future projects. 

Foxcatcher - A remarkable film. Bennett Miller is on a roll. There’s really nothing to complain about with this film. See it.

The One I Love - A fantastic little gem from Charlie McDowell. Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss are great.

The Imitation Game - A very sharp screenplay, and a brilliant performance from Benedict Cumberbatch.

A Most Wanted Man - The last leading performance from my favorite actor. 

Guardians of the Galaxy - Finally, Marvel made their finest MCU film yet. It’s fun and fast and a really great watch. 

Unfortunately I did not get the chance to see “A Most Violent Year”, “Winter Sleep”, “Goodbye to Language 3D”, “Leviathan” and serval other foreign films. I’m sure they all could have made my list if I had seen them. 

anonymous asked:

Im sure these kinda asks must get annoying but what kinda person personality-wise would our jungkookie go for? Ive had numerous astrology websites pin me and his meme ass as super compatible. That fact is intriguing but i dont trust those sites like i trust your insight <3 i need more completely useless maladaptive daydreaming fuel

Anon, it took me so long to get back to you, I’m so sorry! I wanted to write it without being a rush, you know? ‘Cause Jungkook is kinda complicated. lol So here we go:

First of all, it’s important to understand that this guy has many placements in his chart that are working perfectly, at their best capacity. That by itself already means two things: he’s obviously good at many things since he has an easier time than most controlling his mind and body and also that he’s very picky and demanding since he expects a lot of himself and others. That being said, Jungkook is also a perfeccionist when talking about relationships: he’ll analyze everything that is involved in it to be the absolute best at it. As if the world was holding a competition of the best boyfriend alive™. So while that’d be awesome for his partner, to be as spoiled as that person would be, it could also mean some exaggeration. ‘Cause Jungkook needs the person to be as into it as he is, constantly working as hard as he is, you know? 

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In honor of 19 years later, I’m finally doing a post on where I see the Next Gen getting sorted.

Regarding Teddy, a tumblr user (who I can’t remember or find the name of D: ) put it best: ‘of course the child of the most Hufflepuff Gryffindor there was and the Hufflepuff through-and-through would be in Hufflepuff’.

Victoire knew she was going to Hogwarts with all of her cousins, no matter how hard her mother tried to convince her to at least think at Beauxbatons. She was raised learning about other magical species (which she found fascinating and sparked a desire to go into work similarly to her father) and spending afternoons in their backyard racing about on a broom. Her father was sure she’d be sorted into Gryffindor, but she ultimately ended up in Ravenclaw, although the Hat briefly debated Slytherin for her.

James is the fearless, slightly spoiled, eldest son and near spitting image of Harry. Sometimes he reminds Harry so much of himself that he’s got to take a moment to remember what year it is. It’s a surprise to no one, not even the disappointed Teddy, when James ends up in Gryffindor.

Fred Jr. is a lot of things. He’s funny with a good sense-of-humor (that can often turn dark, although he tries to avoid that around his father). He can fly a broom just fine, although both his parents are a little disappointed he doesn’t have the drive for quidditch that both of them have. He’s mostly just into enjoying life and has no specific desire for where his life should leave him. It was a surprise for a lot of his family when he reported back as a Ravenclaw, but none of them could argue that the house was a good fit for him.

As much as Dominique wanted to follow her sister to Hogwarts, she knew her mum would be heartbroken if none of them went to Beauxbatons and she wanted Louis to feel like either school would be fine. Besides, Dominique did enjoy challenging herself and pushing herself out of her comfort zone; Beauxbatons, with much less extended family, would offer that to her.

Roxanne is just as clever as her older sibling, but she actually does have a real drive for quidditch and enjoys the year Fred Jr. goes off to school so her parents and her can play quidditch almost every day. She’s also that child that always brings home sick and injured animals. She’d have 20 pets if her parents would let her. Her mom sends her off to her first day of school with an adorable puff ‘do. Her new Hufflepuff dormmates absolutely adore her ‘do. Her and her fellow first years immediately document their new friendship with a picture that Roxanne sends back home.

Albus is the shy and awkward middle child, which is sometimes complicated by the flaming red hair he’s inherited that stands out against his brown skin, who just wants to make friends and fit in. As afraid as he is towards Slytherin, the hat really only considered Hufflepuff for him and shouted it out nearly immediately.

As much as Rose looks like a mini-Hermione (though Hermione insists she sees loads of Ron in their eldest), she’s her father’s daughter with her mother’s ruthless spirit. An expert chess strategist, brash, and outspoken, this sometimes hard-to-handle child surprised less people than James’ did when she was sorted into Gryffindor. 

Scorpius’ childhood has been a bit shadowed by his parents’ guilt over their past. Hogwarts will be good for this child, who usually feels as though he’s walking around glass at home. He doesn’t understand or even know all of his parents’ history, but he knows they still haven’t totally healed and his childhood has been marked by trying to care for them as much as they care for him. It creates a mini-scandal in his family, particularly his grandparents, when he’s sorted into Hufflepuff.

Lily, having the most subtle mix of her parent’s looks, is the ambitious youngest child just trying to be seen as something other than the baby. She’s the most studious of her siblings, watching her parents perform magic around the house, and practicing before she ever gets her letter. She’s always scheming and whether that means throwing up some big eyes and a pout at her father to get something from WWW or doing extra chores and saving up money for that broom she wants, she usually gets what she wants. She’s sorted into Slytherin seconds after the hat touches her head. (And she loves accessorizing her house colors, as they make her eyes really pop.)

Hugo inherits Ron’s height and loyalty with Hermione’s hair and penchant for reading, but Rose seemed to get all their brash, outspoken ruthlessness. This child just wants to be left alone to read in peace. Him and Lily are a good compliment to each other, as Hugo loves magical theory and Lily loves putting it into practice; together they can help each other learn. Ron gave his son a present when he sent him off to Hogwarts and told him not to open it until after the sorting. It was a Ravenclaw bookmark, matching his new house.

Molly Jr.’s household was pretty serious. She knew she was loved, and she got her share of shushing when she hung out with her cousins, but home was a serious place. Molly learned early on how to keep herself occupied, which led to lots of reading, drawing, and other hobbies that she could teach herself. She dabbles into learning how to do many things, never sticking with just one. She ends up in Slytherin (where she immediately throws herself into learning the mermaid’s sign language).

Louis ultimately ends up following Dominique to Beauxbatons. As much as he looked like Bill, he was very close to his mother and his French ancestry.

Lucy loves to make people smile. She studies people to learn them and figure out how to best amuse them. She takes her parents lessons about thinking about others to heart. Half the family bets she’ll end up in Gryffindor. The other half bets Hufflepuff. Lucy herself can’t decide which house would be better. The Hat picks Hufflepuff for her.

lightly-limerent  asked:

Do you think you could sort Harry Potter characters that weren't in Hogwarts, or didn't have their house mentioned? Like Krum, Fleur, the Dursleys, etc (other characters that I'm sure are very important but I just can't remember right now?) Thanks! Also you guys are doing an amazing job!!

Viktor Krum: Hufflepuff

Originally posted by teilea

Viktor Krum is a Hufflepuff because he clearly has many of the same traits and values as Hufflepuffs tend to have.  He had to work hard to enter the Quidditch League at such a young age, even though he is of course, very skilled. He is an extremely good sport, complimenting Harry on his flying during the second task, and he values fair play. He also isn’t arrogant or showy, skilled as his is, preferring to find his strength in relationships with people like Hermione rather than his screaming fans. 


Vernon Dursley: Gryffindor

Originally posted by dailypotter

Vernon. Dursley. This man is similar to Dudley. No ambition, wit, intelligence, kindness, loyalty or real traits that fit into Hogwarts houses. The only house he would possibly fit into is Gryffindor, purely because he has the nerve to be a toad to Harry and anyone else who is different.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Petunia Dursley: Hufflepuff

Originally posted by callmequeen-vee

Petunia is a character who lives for her immediate family. Everything she does, is to make her son happy, and keep her husband happy and satisfied. She puts her two boys first, and lets nobody get in the way of their happiness. Not all Puffs are perfect, and neither is Petunia, and she lets her nephew Harry, fall by the wayside, and many Puffs can do the same with some people they know. A Hufflepuff is not exempt from feeling negative towards people and how they’re treated, they’re just much better at hiding it.


Dudley Dursley: Gryffindor (but, in all honesty, a squib)

Originally posted by harrypotterdailly

Unfortunately, for Dudley, this is a matter of elimination. He is definitely not witty or intelligent, nor is he kind, patient or hardworking, and he definitely isn’t ambitious. He later in the series seems to fit Gryffindor the best, especially when he stands up to Vernon and Petunia. Sadly though, Dudley will never ever pass on Wizard genes, as J.K. has stated magic would have never made it past Vernon, and into HIS children. 


Madam Pomfrey: Ravenclaw

Originally posted by thathipsterwizardaesthetic

Madame Pomfrey always knows what to do, regardless of what ailment a student comes to her with. She’s a quick thinker, and is always able to figure out exactly what her patients need and how to help them. Even if a student has come down with something rather strange, she has the cure for it! This quick thinking is a clear sign of intelligence on her part, and it’s also a great example of creativity (have you seen what the students get sick with? You have to be creative in order to come up with something to cure that.) She has to be a Ravenclaw!


Cornelius Fudge: Slytherin / Hufflepuff

Originally posted by hogwartsfansite

Slytherin: I put him as Slytherin because he cares so much about how others see him. He’s not trying to do what’s right, he’s trying to do what will protect his image. Reputation is his ambition is my interpretation. That’s the house he fit best for me, because he shows no kindness or bravery or intelligence. 

Hufflepuff: Slytherins generally don’t care that much about public opinion – if they can do what they want, screw the haters. Look at Umbridge. Look at Voldemort. And while Fudge shows some ambition (sort of – his main goal seems to be staying where he’s at and keeping the Wizarding World from engaging in war), he does not show much cleverness, resourcefulness, or disregard for the rules either. Fudge having such a focus on the world at large and how he is viewed unfortunately speaks to me much more of Gryffindor, which values glory and esteem from others. Even being so passive, people-pleasing, trusting, and stubborn and wanting things to remain peaceful and comfortable at all costs reminds me more of Hufflepuff. And of course this is also about personal values and not just personality traits…Fudge doesn’t show kindness, bravery, or intelligence himself (just like Peter and Lockhart don’t show their house’s main trait), but I would argue he does show evidence of valuing loyalty (as we see in OOTP). So I would argue Hufflepuff.


Rufus Scrimgeour: Gryffindor

Originally posted by masha-russia

Scrimgeour’s focus, unlike his predecessor Fudge’s, is enforcing what he in his heart thinks is best on the world at large. Being an Auror in the past, he has a “heroic” streak that makes him want to stop evil and save his world…but unfortunately it is misguided in the world of politics, as Scrimgeour puts more value on achieving glory for himself over logic or even correctly catching the perpetrator. Image is very important to Scrimgeour, similarly to how it was to Fudge, but Fudge cared about making sure everything looked fine to maintain peace and stability. Scrimgeour cared about making sure everything looked fine to reassure a frightened public and, in doing so, look heroic himself – hence why he so passionately sought to be associated with Harry and Dumbledore. Gryffindor is clearly the best fit.


Porpentina Goldstein: Gryffindor

Originally posted by movrings

Tina Goldstein attended Ilvermorny School with her sister Queenie, at which she was a Thunderbird. The Thunderbird house favors adventurers and it is said to represent the soul of a witch or wizard. In the Fantastic Beasts film, you can clearly see that this sorting was no mistake; Tina oozes courage, from her willingness to go after Newt no matter the dangers (whether they be from his creatures or the law) to her nerve, which led her to interrupt a meeting with the President of the magical American government. It seems to me that Tina is easily a Gryffindor!


Queenie Goldstein: Slytherin

Originally posted by clqrkkent


Slytherin: Queenie may be a nurturing sort (which is hinted by her Pukwudgie placement in canon), but her focus is both on herself and her inner-circle, hence why she is so purposeful in looking pretty and stylish (unlike her sister, who is more frumpy and practical in her fashion). She can be incredibly crafty and flexible and uses her talent as a Leglimens to manipulate people expertly (which as a side is a very appropriate talent for a Snake, as we’re often very in tune with other people’s feelings). She also shows no particular care about rules – heck, she breaks her sister, Newt, and Jacob out of captivity. I see Queenie as the perfect example of a Slytherin on a small scale – sure, she has no ambition of conquering the world, but she will fight to protect her loved ones at all costs.


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Yo I kind of sorted MysMes characters into Hogwarts houses.

I’ll say the character, house, reasons why, etc. etc.


Hufflepuff

-Zen: This boy is probaby the embodiment of a true Hufflepuff. He’s honest and sweet and hardworking and helpful and not afraid to kick ass if need be. I was struggling on whether or not to put him in Gryffindor or have him be a Puff (he has a lot of the qualities in both of them), but I imagined your basic Puff and Gryff (based on pottermore descriptions) and he just fit in so well with the badgers and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I feel like Hufflepuff would challenge him a bit and let him learn to be more humble and less like a narcissist.

-V: Oh come on. This one was so obvious. He’s such a Puff. He’s hardworking and kind like Zen, but he’s also very self-sacrificing as some Puffs tend to be. Not to mention his fondness for plants. I feel like Professor Sprout and him would get along very well. This one wasn’t hard at all. I don’t feel like he’d necessarily be challenged in this house as much as others, but he’d most certainly be at home there.

Gryffindor

-Yoosung: He was one tough cookie let me just say that. Like Zen, he had both Gryffindor and Hufflepuff qualities, but….goddamn this boy is such a Gryffindor at heart. He’s headstong when he’s really focused on something and is brave when he needs to be, but being brave is also the challenge for him. He can be brave when it’s big, but sometimes he isn’t on the small things. And he has that Gryffindor pride when it comes to certain things in his life that would cloud his vision. This house I feel is a good way for him to get past his insecurities and become the man hesso desperate to prove that he is.

Ravenclaw

-Vanderwood: He. Was. So. Hard. To. Place. My initial thought was Gryffindor, but *no*. This man is so incredibly smart. He’s so good at what he does and is quick and blunt and to the point and driven. This would challenge him on a more intellectual level and help him work better with other people.

-Jaehee: This one was a but obvious. She’s so smart and practical and sweet and amazing. She’s like a freakin RavenPuff tbh. But I feel like her meticulousness and smarts led the sorting hat believe she wanted more of a challenge (which in fact she did). She flourishes in this house and faces every challenge head on.

-Seven: I surprised myself with this one honestly. I was originally gonna go for Slytherin or Hufflepuff, but Ravenclaw stuck out to me for him. He’s got such a sharp tongue and is so creative and smart and I absolutely couldn’t think of it any other way. Acceptance is a big part of this house, and it’s something he struggles to come to terms with. That’s his challenge with this house.

Slytherin

-Saeran: Har har yeah you think I did it because of the Unknown thing right? NO! This boy is so fucking clever and resourceful and amazing. He loves his house, despite his initial disappointment and being sorted into the “bad house”. He got over it eventually after he learned that even super sweet people can be sorted into that house. There may be a few not-so-nice people in his house, but such is the same for other houses. He comes to accept that and love his house for what it is.

-Jumin: This one was also obvious. He’s ambitious and cunning and silver-tongued. He’s almost a Ravenclaw in my book, but I see him more as Slytherin.

-Rika: Like Jumin and Saeran, she’s quick-witted and resourceful and very cunning (how else could she get a goddamn cult following her). She fits right in with the Slytherin crowd (both good and maybe the not-so-good).

#9: My Damsel In Distress

Jon did not know what to feel, what to think, as he stood there under the weirwood heart tree, with Davos by his side, and Bran in front of him. The torches and lanterns provided ample illumination, but darkness in a cold winter night in the North had its way of creeping up on you. Sansa was late. Really late. People were getting restless, stirring in the cold damp snow. But no one was going to leave, this was quite the talk of the realm at this moment. No one would miss the chance to witness a Targaryen wedding done in Northern fashion, a Targaryen marrying his sister, the crowning of a Targaryen king in the North.

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[Kingdom hearts fanfic] To Stand the Test of Time

This is for the @kh-worldsconnected collection! I’m partnered with @mischievousart whose amazing companion piece for this story is here!

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Sora was always a tumbledown child.

He always had scratches up and down his arms, bruises on his knees and elbows. Cut lips and bloodied nose, always stumbling, tripping, going too fast for feet that were too unsteady on ground that was too uneven. He’d go sprawling across the floorboards of the kitchen, roll over the stones dotting the pathway, get a face-full of sand, covered from head to toe in grit and cuts.

Sora fell down all the time, all the time. But if his habit was falling, then his specialty was always getting back up. He’d fall, eyes blown wide in some strange mixture of surprise and wonder, as if for the moment before he hit the ground he thought he was flying, not falling. And then, once he’d hit the ground, he would immediately push himself up to his feet, mouth cracked open by a wide, gap-toothed smile. He dusted himself off with scraped palms and torn fingernails, bloody grin wide with victory. Triumphant because at the end of the day, he was still standing.

As his mother, you used to be terrified by his constant falls. By his tumbles and his bleeding knees. But you could never scold him in a way that made him slow. Could never admonish him enough to make him careful. Because Sora loved to run. Loved to jump. Loved to race down the paved streets with his laces loose and flying, oblivious or defiant of the risk of tripping. Loved to jump off the docks into the water, knees tucked up to his chest and air ringing with his joyful shouts. He was never worried about falling. He was not the type to cry from a tumble, from a scratch, from bloodied torn skin poking through holes in his clothing.

Sora was always a tumbledown child.

He is not a child anymore.

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Fairy Tail Houses

Gryffindor House: Courage, Strength, and Passion

Natsu Dragneel: A very brave, and dedicated man, who always protects who he loves, and fits the qualities of a Gryffindor perfectly.

Lucy Heartfilia: Although her intelligence is on par of a Ravenclaw, her bravery and passion to choose her own path despite all that stood in her way deems her an honorary Gryffindor.

Cana Alberona: A confident, witty girl with a fierce heart, and not afraid to reject those unworthy to her, even including her own friends, while she still might love them like family.

Mirajane Strauss: Almost picked to belong in Hufflepuff, though the courage she owns to keep her dark side locked away for the good of others, and the willingness to unleash that side in dire moments, marks her as a respected Gryffindor.

Elfman Strauss: Strong and loyal man who proves his chivalry for the good of others, while also carrying a tender heart for those he loves. Obvious pick for Gryffindor.

Hufflepuff House: Patience, Loyalty, and Kindness

Wendy Marvel: Though she grows stronger by the day, her innocence and willingness to support those around her is still noteworthy, and deems her a classic Hufflepuff.

Lisanna Strauss: Though she gets little time to show her true colors, it is clear she is very kind and caring to those close to her, and her loyalty to those shows even when all seems dark.

Happy: Very funny and caring little fellow, whose honesty to his partners and harmlessness is noted for a true Hufflepuff.

Freed Justine: Like Lucy Heartfilia, his intelligence is on par with a Ravenclaw, though his fierce loyalty to his leader Laxus Dreyer and group is astounding, and marks him as a Hufflepuff.

Ravenclaw House: Intelligence, Creativity, and Strategy

Levy McGarden: Her astounding cleverness and willingness to learn is breathtaking, and very wisely substitutes for her weaknesses. All perfect traits for a Ravenclaw.

Gray Fullbuster: Although his strength and bravery reconciles well with Gryffindor’s, he has a very hidden skillset with strategic moves and techniques that proves his intelligence is well above average, though is very hard to decipher when comparing to his strength.

Makarov Dreyer: Holds unbelievable power and willpower, such as a Gryffindor, though the way that he thinks first and ahead and wisely marks him as an honorary Ravenclaw.

Mavis Vermillion: Wonderful type for a Ravenclaw, her strategy and cleverness is beyond all measures and easily fits into the house.

Slytherin House: Cunning, Ambitious, and Determination

Erza Scarlet: Has unimaginable power and the pure drive to reach the greatest of names. Her talent and unrestraint to wipe away anyone daring to hurt her friends proves her a classic Slytherin.

Juvia Lockster: Holds the rarest condition of being placed in Hufflepuff as well, though her unpredictable snap of passion to protect those being threatened, by all means necessary, deems her a very high Slytherin, despite her naturally calm nature.

Gajeel Redfox: Also has a classic rivalry between Slytherin and Gryffindor, but his raw talent and naturally cunning nature in his past stamps him as a Slytherin.

Laxus Dreyer: Similar to Gajeel Redfox, his cunning nature and manipulation skills to achieve greatness is very obvious, along with his fierce determination to destroy those in his way.

Carla: Her snobbishness and undoubted ways to think highly of herself deems her a natural Slytherin, although her loyalty and kindness towards those she comes close with almost marked her as a Hufflepuff.


These are the houses I personally think the main Fairy Tail characters might be in, which was very fun to do, and also has me thinking for a Harry Potter AU? Sounds interesting right? I hope you liked this, maybe this will even give you some motivation…I’ll be looking forward to it!

Where Senility Ends

Summary: Logan cares for Charles in the silo. Did I already write this setting? Too bad, have another one. I don’t even know if it’s heartbreaking or just worn out anymore.

WARNING: a rather graphic quote from x-men is used, regarding Auschwitz. It’s marked with a (5), and is that entire paragraph. It can be skipped


Logan walked into the fallen silo and slammed the door closed, making sure Charles wouldn’t be startled by his sudden appearance. It had taken him several months to realize the professor wasn’t always home anymore, and the times when he wasn’t were coming more and more frequently. Especially as Logan found the necessary medicines harder and harder to come by. It wasn’t that Chuck was becoming senile. He would just lose himself in his powers more often.

It hadn’t been so bad when Magneto had been around to help draw out the younger man. Logan had always admired Erik for his ability to remind Charles of just who and where he was. But the first of the seizures had taken that option out of the equation rather soundly.

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