helemts

imaginationisking1  asked:

... Can... Can we talk about the helmet designs for some Tokusatsu Heroes? Because some (Cough cough Ultraman Cough Cough) are weeeeeeeird.

Sure!  However, I would like to stress that in universe, the “helmets” on the Ultra Heroes aren’t really helmets, they are their heads.  Unlike Kamen Rider or the Sentai heroes, the Ultra Heroes aren’t wearing a costume.  Their giant forms are what they really are and their human forms are either a disguise or (as was the case with the original Ultraman) human bodies they have merged with to survive on Earth or keep their human host alive after an accident.

The original character designer, Toru Narita, went through several design ideas including a weird monstrous form called Bemula (a name later used for Ultraman’s first monstrous foe), another called Redman and finally Ultraman.  The final design was even based on a space suit and the traditional alien look popularized by stories of alien abductions.  You know, the Gray aliens or Roswell crash victims.

So, that’s why Ultraman looks so odd, he’s an alien and was designed to look both heroic and still completely alien.  As opposed to Kamen Rider who was designed to look like an insect:

Oh and on a similar note, Tsuburaya never really liked to toss out an idea.  One of the earlier names for Ultraman was going to be Woo and that name (like Bemular) was used for one of his foes:

While Redman would later be the name of a certain homicidal killer:

Always Together, Forever Apart.

A young man enters a temple that has been overgrown. Dressed in an aged and well worn Resistance jacket, a old and obscure symbol to the galaxy. A part of a navigation chart worn around his neck like a necklace. Stepping over overgrowth and skeletal remains of a dozen black clad figures that wear masks of the Knights of Ren.

Sensing the danger, the young hero draws an old lightsaber given to him by the old blind man who raised him. He says he was a storm trooper once. But how he got the Lightsaber, is for another day … when the boy is old enough to understand.

He senses something is coming, following the trail of decayed dead bodies that were struck down by a lightsaber. All of the dead Knights of Ren are bottle necked around a chamber door in the old temple. He knows through the bending of the force sensative air around him, that whatever killed them is still here, still guarding what lies beyond.

Old stone crackles under boot as he enters a large doomed chamber. It’s stripped bare as tree branches poke out from the broken stainglass. The cold sunlight outside gives strange reflected patterns on the vine wrapped tile. There in the center of the chamber is a stone tomb. It resembles a young and beautiful girl. Quietly and awestruck he moves toward the tomb. The sun is blinding as he looks into the carved likeness of this Princess, the Queen, Godess … His hand brushes the stone cheek and thinks for a moment that he knows her face.

Suddenly the hair stands up in the back of his neck, and he moves before he ever thinks about it. With a snarl, a fiery blade of crimson slices the stale forest air were the young man stood. His advisary is tall, clad in black robes that are worn down to thread bare and caked with the grime of many years.

“Stay away … don’t touch her!”

The scartched and damaged chrome and black helmet has no voice changer anymore, and the sound of an old man is muffled in it’s place. The young man quickly switches on his blue saber and parries the old guardian’s blows. But his rage and fearful protection of the tomb backs away the younger man as he drives him in a flurry of humming and clashing of two shadows dueling on the far wall.

Finally they reach a caved in abyss at the end of the chamber. The young man gives no more ground to the helmeted old man. Their sabers locked in a crackeling and hissing impasse with the younger a step away from total blackness.

But suddenly something changes in the body language of the helmeted man as they stay deadlocked. There’s something familar about this, they both sense it. He stares at the Jacket, the Saber, and the navigational key. Suddenly the helmeted figure that had fought like he was in his prime to defend the regal tomb had suddenly became an old man in front of the young Jedi Knight’s green eyes.

With a grit of teeth, the Jedi pushes the helmeted figure back. and with a heavy kick to the chest. he sends the black clad figure tumbling and sliding backwards. He doesn’t stop till he crashes back first into the foot of the tomb. Something lying next to it falls on top of the helmeted figure. He reaches for it, but the young swordsman places the blade to his neck.

“Don’t try it!” He snarls.

“It’s you, isn’t it?” The helmeted figure asks … sorrow in his voice.

“Who?”

He answers by holding the item up to the young man. The Knight steps foward aggressively to strike his former enemy down. But halts when he see’s that it was a stained and motionless droid in the shape of a ball.

“It’s for you …” The helemted figure offers.

“What is it?” He asks.

“It’s a BB unit with a Selenium Drive and a Thermal Hyposcan …” Then the helmeted figure suddenly became very quiet. He didn’t finish. Suddenly he reached for his helmet and with a hiss he slid it off.

Long silver locks fell to his shoulders and gray scraggly beard touched his chest. His eyes falling on the young man were stained with tears of a tormented pain. It was a face that was filled with regret, sorrow, and longing. The Jedi frowns, like the girl beyond his foe, he knows this man’s face, he’d seen it somewhere between where memories remain and dreams screen the past and the future. Quietly he lowers his saber.

“He has the rest of the map.” The old man assured the Jedi. Confused and enchanted by the faces that he knew and yet had never seen before, the young man nods and turns to leave.

But he is stopped by the advancing guardian who follows him as if they weren’t done. He turns quickly to find the old man holding his Crossguard saber in both his hands offering it to him.

“Do what you were brought here for, Jedi.” He said with an unwavering strength.

The younger blinks and knows what he wants from him. But he only tucks the BB unit underarm and begins to walk away. He is suddenly pulled back by a desprite hand.

“JACEN!” He screamed with a helpless anger.

The Jedi Knight freezes at the demand in his name. He looks into the eyes of the pathetic old man and for a second he considers giving him what he wants. He thought of all the lonely nights wondering, hoping, and wishing for his touch, his assurences. All the times he was affraid and needed him, needed to be told that he was safe.

Jacen Solo gritted his teeth and shook his head. Turning he moved to leave him. Suddenly the crackle of a chaotic blade ignites and someone steps toward him in a rage. The BB unit strikes the tile hard and everything become very still.

As the sun flurishes it’s rays, it brings strange colors on the sight of a blue blade that is impaled through the old man’s chest. He doesn’t look shocked, he doesn’t look angry, and there is no resentment in the old man’s eyes. There is happiness, peace, and gratitude.

His hand reaches out and touches the stubbled cheek of his son and looks into the eyes of his mother and smiles. For the first and last time in many years he was Ben Solo again.

Then he says a name that Jacen only heard spoken softly by a sleeping blind man all through his life.

The old man falls back and with his last gasp he slumps over the tomb of the girl he loved and guarded for so many years. Always together, forever apart.

Now reunited.

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11x19 “The Chitters”
“Gran said that if you got the Chitters, you’d get so revved up with lust, your eyes would shine like emeralds.”

There are a lot of thoughts floating around my head regarding the Chitters and their M.O. that is talked about in this moment that - combined with a few other callbacks and possible bits of foreshadowing - make me very worried and uncomfortable when thinking about in relation to the myth arc, but I’ll save those thoughts for much later today. For now I’m leaving the lust/sex aspect to these creatures and this scene completely out of the equation.

What stood out to me about this moment was just one of a few shoutouts to “The Wizard of Oz”. Right around the time we got the very first promo for this episode I felt immediately reminded of 9x04 “Slumber Party” in which Sam and Dean both get possessed by the Wicked Witch and sport bright green eyes.

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anonymous asked:

You're pissed off because Larries are right about Banana and her godawful trashy family IS NOT PUTTING A HELEMT ON FREDDIE. You've created and believed this image in your head that ALL larries are awful, disrespectful and a shame to this fandom. But when they point out the obvious, you feel threatened. You're upset because your only hope of Louis being hetro is the fact that "he has a son with Briana" but since he's being obviously negelced, you're threatened. Have fun in delusional land.

oh the irony…..i love it

anon, until you can show me a) the exact directions given by freddie’s doctor as to his specific helmet wear i.e. for how long during the day, how long until wear is no longer necessary, etc. and b) video proof from the last 5 months of every hour of every day freddie has spent with briana that shows he’s not wearing his helmet…you don’t have a leg to stand on. period. your argument is terribly weak because you literally have no evidence. you know nothing about the doctor’s orders. you only see slivers and snapshots of briana with freddie. until you can give me a) and b), your point is meaningless. not to mention baseless. it’s also really none of ur damn business either.

i am quite frankly far from “threatened” and immensely tired of hearing that from you guys of all people…the ones who feel the most threatened are YOU. you’re the one in my inbox, so threatened by freddie’s existence, by briana’s existence, by the existence of louis’ fathering a child with a woman, that you’re willing to make assumptions based on nothing. you are spending day in and day out looking for discrepancies that aren’t there, spinning wild stories that never happened, twisting people’s actions to make them seem sinister when they’re not. YOU are the ones who are threatened. by a baby. let that sink in for a second maybe???? you’ve spent the past 5 years explaining everything away but this is the ONE thing that you can’t. lord knows you’ve tried really fucking hard to explain him away but you C A N ‘ T. that scares y’all a lot and i know it because well….all we have to do is look at the past 8 months. freddie scares you because he’s a permanent strike through the larry fantasy. he will never go away. you will spend the rest of your life (if you so saddeningly choose to do so) trying to forget about his existence or find reasons to deny he’s louis’ child. that’s a shitty ass, never-ending road, my pal. 

freddie is louis’ son. and that has nothing to do with me wanting louis to be heterosexual, i couldn’t give a fuck how he identifies. not to mention, heterosexual individuals aren’t the only ones who can have children so i am not quite sure i get your point anyways. however, i’ve realized that this is louis’ life, what makes louis happy. choosing to support him and the people he loves does not make me “delusional” or “threatened”. it makes me a good fan. a SUPPORTIVE fan. who loves louis for louis and not for some made-up fantasy that died three years ago.

ALSO I’D LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT DAFT PUNK DON’T WIN SHIT LMAO THEY HAVEN’T WON ANY GRAMMY’S SINCE 2009 AND THIS YEAR THEY SWEPT?!?!?!?!? LIKE EVERY AWARD THEY WERE NOMINATED FOR THEY WON………………
“”“”“”“”“”“RANDOM GUYS DRESSED LIKE ROBOTS”“”“”“”“”“”“
GOD………………………………
RANDOM GUYS DRESSED LIKE ROBOTS?!?!?!?!
AS IF YOU GUYS HAVE NEVER IN UR LIFE JAMMED TO ONE MORE TIME LMAO
I MEAN JFC
I’M ABOUT TO RANT SO HARD
YOU GUYS ARE ACTING LIKE SHE LOST TO SOME RANDOM POTATO FARMERS FROM IDAHO?!!??!
SHE LOST TO DAFT PUNK
UM?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
IF SHE HAS TO LOSE TO SOMEONE
DON’T U KINDA WANT IT TO BE LIKE THE MOST NOTED ELECTRONIC DUO IN BASICALLY THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE?????????? WHO LIKE HAVE BEEN AROUND SINCE THE LITERAL 90’S MAKIN MUSIC AND ARE ONLY JUST NOW GETTING THE RECOGNITION THEY DESERVE??????? WHO LIKE PRETTY MUCH DID THE ENTIRE SCORE FOR AN ENTIRE MOVIE?!?!?!?!?!?! ”“RANDOM GUYS DRESSED LIKE ROBOTS”“” DON’T BE SO SALTY!!!!
MAN I DIDN’T SEE IT COMIN EITHER I THOUGHT EITHER SARA OR MACKLEMORE WERE GOING TO WIN IT TOOK ME OUTTA LEFT FIELD I WAS LIKE WHOA
DAFT PUNK WON?!!??! THE UNDERDOGS?!?!?!?!?!?!
I SEEM TO RECALL TAYLOR BEING THE UNDERDOG AND WINNING EVERY THING ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY
SHE BEEN DOING THIS SHIT FOR 7 YEARS GOIN ON 8 AND YOU GUYS ARE MAD BECAUSE SHE DOESN’T WINN EVVEEERYTHHINNGGGG ALL THE TIME?!?!?!? AND SOMETIMES SHE GETS BEAT BY ARTISTS IN ANOTHER FIELD WHO ARE JUST AS GOOD AND TALENTED AS SHE IS?!?!?! I MEAN JFC WHEN I RANT ABOUT SPEAK NOW I ODN’T EVER RECALL SAYING THE PEOPLE WHOACTUALLY DID WIN “"DIDN’T DESERVE IT”“ NAHHH I’M JUST TELLIN U DA FACTS ABOUT SPEAK NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU WANNA TALK ABOUT HOW RIHANNA’S LOUD WAS NOMINATED THAT YEAR AND SPEAK NOW WASN’T OKAY WE CAN HAVE A DEBATE ABOUT THAT WE CAN SAY UM OKAY RIHANNA RARELY WRITES HER OWN MUSIC AND IT’S PRODUCED BY OTHER PEOPLE IT DOESN’T HAVE THE SALES ETC ETC WE CAN SAY THAT SHIT
NEVER ONCE WOUD LI DREAM OF CALLING RIHANNA A RANDOM ASS PERSON WHO DIDN’T DESERVE TO GET NOMINATED?!?!?!?! SEE YOU ALL ARE SOOOOO UPTIGHT ABOUT THIS YOU DIDN’T EVEN BOTHER TO LIKE…..LOOK UP WHO DAFT PUNK EVEN WAS?!?!?!? YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT THEIR PRODUCTION YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT THEIR WRITING U DON’T KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU DON’T!!!!!!!!! KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND YOU ACTING LIKE YOU KNOW IT ALL OVER HERE SMH SMH SMH!!!!
LIKE I GET SAYING "MAN TAYLOR DESERVED TO WIN” OFC SHE DESERVED TO WIN SHE WAS NOMINATED!!!!! SHE WORKS HER ASS OFF!! SHE’S THE BIGGEST POP STAR IN THE WORLD!!!! AND IT’S COOL TO BE LIKE “weLL I DON’T GET WHY SHE DIDN’T WIN BC THIS REASON THIS REASON THIS REASON” TOTALLY LEGIT!!! YOU WANNA COMPARE AND CONTRAST TAYLOR AND DAFT PUNK GOOD FUCKIN LUCK LMAO TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THINGS BUT THE FACT IS….BOTH TAYLOR AND DP PRODUCE THEIR OWN SHIT…WRITE THEIR OWN SHIT…COLLABORATE WITH SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES AND MUSIC….DP HAS SOME SENIORITY OVER TAYLOR AND YET HAS WON LESS THAT’S SOMETHING TO CONSIDER SIMPLY BC WHOA?!?!! PEOPLE IN THE ELECTRO GENRE DON’T NORMALLY WIN?!?!?! BIG AWARDS?!?!? LIKE THAT?!?!?! AND HERE COMES THESE TWO LIL DUDES FROM FRANCE LIKE CHANGING THE ELECTRO SCENE MORE THAN ONCE MIGHT I ADD AND YOU GONNA SIT THERE?!?!?! AND ACT LIKE THEY’RE NO ONE?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!?! SMH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BUT YOU KNOW…………………..THEY’RE NOT RANDOM GUYS DRESSED LIKE ROBOTS LMAO STOP SAYING THAT SHIT I S2G THE NEXT PERSON I SEE REBLOG THAT IDIOTIC POST ABOUT THEM BEING RANDOM ASS ROBOTS UR GONNA GET SOME SHIT
ANY1 REMEMBER A LIL DIDDY BY KANYE WEST CALLED “STRONGER” WHICH WAS BASICALLY A GIGANTIC SAMPLE OF DAFT PUNK’S HARDER BETTER FASTER STRONGER??????????? I DON’T REMEMBER DAFT PUNK GETING RECOGNITION FOR THAT SHIT!!
BASICS IN THIS TOWN…. “RANDOM GUYS DRESSED LIKE ROBOTS”
LAME!!!!!!!! LAME LAME LAME LAME LAME IDK WHY YOUR FIRST INSTINCT WASN’T TO LISTEN TO DAFT PUNK’S ALBUM LMAO
EVERYONE’S ALLLWAAAYYYSS COMPLAINING “THE GRTAMMY’S AREN’T BASED ON TALENT THEY’RE JUST BASED ON SALES RAH RAH RAH” BUT THEN THE ONE GOD DAMN TIME SALES AREN’T EVEN AN ISSUE YOU GUYS ARE ALLLL PISSED BC TAYLOR DIDN’T WIN
AND FOR THE RECORD!!!!
DAFT PUNK
LIKE
LITERALLY
HAS REDEFINED DANCE MUSIC LMAO!??!?!?!?! WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT DAFT PUNK!?!?! WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU FUCKIN KNOW!!!
ABOUT!!!!!!!
DAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LITERAL NOTHING I’M GUESSING?!!?!?!?!?
I MEAN?!!??! IF UR GONNA SHADE SOMEONE AT LEAST DO SOME GOD DAMN RESEARCH?!?!!?!?!? HOW HARD IS IT TO BE LIKE “HMMM DAFT PUNK BEAT MY FAVE I WONDER WHY LET’S GO SEE!!!!! ALL THEIR ALBUMS ARE ON SPOTIFY IT TAKES 10 SECONDS TO CONDUCT A GOOGLE SEARCH!!!”
INSTEAD OF SITTING ON TUMBLR LIKE A SALTY ASS FRENCH FRY WHINING ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY’RE WEARING HELMETS LMAO
DAFT PUNK, TWO “"rANDOM GUYS DRESSED LIKE ROBOTS”“, OUTSOLD KATY PERRY, LADY GAGA, AND MILEY CYRUS IN FIRST WEEK SALES….AND Y'ALL….ARE….ACTING LIKE….THEY’RE…NOBODIES?!?!?!?!?! JUST SOME RANDOM PEOPLE WHO SHOWED UP AND ”“sTOLE”“” TAYLOR’S GRAMMY LMAO
MEANWHILE
THE WAY DAFT PUNK ADVERTISED THEIR ALBUM WAS JUST TO PUT RANDOM PICS OF THEIR ROBOT HEADS RANDOMLY AROUND AND YOU GUYS APPARENTLY AIN’T NEVER EVEN HEARD OF THIS SHIT?!?!?!?!?! YOU’RE SALTY BC YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF DAFT PUNK?!?!?!?!? SALTY BC U DON’T FOLLOW MUSIC WELL ENOUGH TO KNOW??????????????????? THEY DROPPED THEIR ALBUM IN A PLACE CALLED “"WEE WAA”“”“ AUSTRALIA EVER HEARD OF THAT I DON’T THINK SO AND YET IT SOLD OVER 300K IN THE FIRST WEEK I MEAN???????????
YEAH TAYLOR OUTSOLD THEM BY A LLLOONNGG SHOT AND HAD THE BIGGEST TOUR EVER BUT DAFT PUNK AREN’T HUGE POP STARS….???????????? THEY’RE TWO DUDES IN THE ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC GENRE??? FOR THE GENRE THEY’RE IN THEY’RE SLAYING JFC I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU GUYS ARE SO
IMMATURE
IMMATURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"RANDOM GUYS DRESSED AS ROBOTS”“”
LEARN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GOOGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IT’S THERE FOR A REASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CHRIST ALMIGHTY……….LORD HELP US………
WHAT YOU THINK IT’S EASY
YOU THINK THEY JUST SIT DOWN AT THEIR LAPTOPS AND GO “BOOP BOOP BOOP” OKAY HERE’S AN ALBUM
GUARANTEED THEY WORKED JUST AS HARD ON THEIR ALBUM AS TAYLOR DID AND DESERVED IT JUST AS MUCH
PLUS DID U SEE THAT HUG THEY HAD WHEN THEY WON?!!??!
AFTER 15 YEARS
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THEY FINALLY WIN MUSIC’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
WEARING!! THEIR HELEMTS!! THAT’S FUCKIN RIGHT!!! THE HELMETS THAT ARE SO UBIQUITOUSLY KNOWN (EXCEPT TO YOU SALTYASS MOTHERFUCKERS APPARENTLY) THAT IT’S PRETTY MUCH ALL THEY USED TO ADVERTISE THEIR ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE THINGS THAT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THINK OF WHEN THEY THINK ELECTRO MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AND Y'ALL WANNA SIT THERE
AND CALL THEM “"RANDOM DUDES DRESSED AS ROBOTS”“
I’M LIKE
THIS IS THE MOST
DISAPPOINTED
IN A GROUP OF PEOPLE I HAVE EVER BEEN
I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT POST HAS 1K NOTES!!! CALLING THEM IRRELEVANT NOBODIES!!!!!! HOW LITERAL DARE YOU?!?!?!?!?!?!
I AM NOT PROUD TO CALL MYSELF A MEMBER OF HTE TAYLOR FANDOM
NOT EVEN REMOTELY LMAO
I MEAN JESUS….
GET A CLUE!!! GET A FRIKKEN CLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I mean it’s one damn thing to not know EVERY THING about music like whatever but if you’re about to sit there throwing SHADE you better KNOW WHO THE FUCK UR TALKING ABOUT
I mean heelll yeeaaa I wish Taylor won I would’ve taken Taylor over DP any day that’s like a given but the academy doesn’t just throw knives at a board to decide who wins album of the year lmao DP SWEPT dude you don’t SWEEP awards shows if you don’t deserve it