hello character development

How your feelings about Prince Zuko change and develop throughout the series.

“This guy is a total dick.”

“Ok, you’re still being a dick, but like it’s because your dad is a much bigger dick.”

“Still being a dick, and yet you’re really growing on me.”

“Can you just chill the fuck out for like five minutes?”

“For a villain, you’re actually really honorable.”

“Seriously, your family is the worst. Your mom and uncle are cool though.”

“I feel your inherent good nature conflicting with your shitty upbringing.”

“YAAASS you’re being so cool now!”

“See? It’s nice being a good guy.”

“Wait…What!? Why are you being a dick again?!!”

“I’m not mad, I’m just really disappointed…”

“Now you feel guilty about being such a dick.”

“You know you’re supposed to be a good guy, quit fighting it already!”

“FINALLY!!!!! You’re being so awesome now and I love you.”

“You could have handled that better, but you’re trying and I support you.”

“You’re seriously the coolest character ever.”

“Also your hair looks great right now.”

“I think all of Team Avatar finally loves you now too.”

“My love for you is infinite and undying.”

“You’re gonna be the best fire lord ever.”

“I want to have your animated children.”

“I’ve finished the series and I’m not coping well.”

“I need a series all about fire lord Zuko.”


Hello opportunity for character development that was completely ignored.

Will I ever get over the number of wasted opportunities in TUE? The answer is no. I will not.

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m not the world’s biggest Vlad fan. I love him as a villain, but the idea of a redemption arc is kinda meh for me. I also won’t lie and say I don’t love the childish banter between Danny and Vlad. It’s one of the reasons I love Vlad as a villain so much. The two of them are entertaining.

Still, I can’t help but feel bothered by this. This could’ve been an eye opening moment for Danny. I’ve brought up other times where he could’ve started learning that the world isn’t black and white. This is one of the biggest, though.

Imagine if that was part of his character arc.

I know I’ve said the strongest message DP has going for it is the narrative about self acceptance. I stick by that. That doesn’t have to be the only message, though. It’s important to accept others as well as yourself.

There are a lot of complex antagonists in this show. Sometimes the antagonists don’t even qualify as villains. Some former antagonists end up becoming friends by the end of the episode.

Learning that a second chance can even help Vlad could’ve changed Danny’s perspective in a lot of ways. He could start questioning when it’s a good idea to give a second chance. How many chances do people deserve? Are there types of people you shouldn’t give a second chance to? When should you be wary and when should you be understanding?

It’s a minor thing compared to a lot of other wasted opportunities in TUE, but it still bugs me.

Story arcs. Character arcs. They can do a lot for you, DP.

The Best and the Worst of You

Chapter 7: Tired Arin

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The two men were cuddled up on Dan’s couch together, with a fluffy brown blanket draped over their knees. They were meant to be at the Grump Space at least three hours ago, but Arin had streamed video compilations of horseshoe crabs on Dan’s television, and they’d gone through nearly every available video until they were led to Vine compilations. When the last compilation ended, Dan made the executive decision to switch off the TV, Arin groaning in response and cuddling into Dan’s side. Dan shook his head, moving so that Arin would be more comfortable.

“What time even is it?” Dan chuckled, pulling out his phone from his pocket. He read the time and frowned. “Aren’t we meant to be at the Grump Space?” He looked over to Arin, who was incredibly warm and definitely didn’t look like he’d be moving any time soon. “Arin.”

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anonymous asked:

I saw you mention that you are sure that Shiro will pilot Black again. And Keith Red, Lance Blue. I really wanna believe that that's true. Why do you think they will go back?

I’m pretty sure that they will eventually go back to the old Lion-Paladin line up, probably towards the end of s4 but I can also see it taking a bit longer.

They spend so much time in S1+2 on the lion bonding and if that was for nothing I don’t know why they ‘’wasted’’  screen time on that. Especially considering that they probably spent the most time on Shiro and Keith (as well as Lance) and their respective lions, why would they permanently change these three if those are the ones with the most (on screen) lion bonding. It just doesn’t really make sense from a storytelling aspect imo. 

This is gonna be long so…

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AN UPDATE - September 14, 2017:

Character featured: The main character of the game!.. Who’s name is still being debated… Plus a sneak peek at a little concept art of a friend!

Hello! Progress on story, themes, and assets are currently moving slowly…. But moving nonetheless!

Development will still be very slow for roughly 4-8 months due to mostly financial struggles.. But I do still very much plan to work on this project and allow it to grow. Thank you all for sticking with me and I hope this blog can start posting more often soon!

I have also started an Instagram page dedicated to the development of the game as well, @ HELLO.NEW.YOU. While most everything will be posted here as well, that page will likely feature additional art for the game.

Thank you for following the development of HELLO NEW YOU!

by this time tomorrow the literal nightmare person that is robert jacob sugden is going to be someone´s dad and while i´ve had months and months to prepare myself for this, i still can´t wrap my head around it. 

Can we talk about this though

This entire arc this guy (Xander Pane) has been leading his terrorist group around and threatening everyone with bombs and when he runs into Elecman it’s revealed that, when reprogrammed, Elecman had nearly killed him and in the process destroyed one of his eyes

What does Elecman do when he realizes this?

He apologizes to the terrorist because he genuinely feels guilty. He’s like “I know I hurt you and even though it won’t make up for it, I’m sorry.” And he hopes it means at least something.


anonymous asked:

Why do you always stress on Chaol giving up his belief?

Because a huge reason of why Chaol is hated is because he was hesitant on the whole magic thing and it’s so important to realize there’s no one person who won’t be hesitant about something that was drilled into their head that it was wrong AKA if you show me someone with magic rn I’ll just be like no that’s not what I believed in my whole life, that’s not what my people believe in. The flaw is how tough it is to accept a new and it’s always there.  thingChaol acted like anyone would and it would’ve been really cheesy and annoying IMO if he just accepted magic just because they were his best friends. 

But people also forget that Chaol fought his own mind and officially betrayed the kingdom he’s been serving for Dorian and Aelin. At the end, he was able to overcome the whole “this is my kingdom and (almost) everything they say is right”.

So I have to ask where is Hank aka Beast? He was a politician who fought for mutant rights. And correct me if I’m wrong (and be nice about it) but didn’t both versions of the X-men movies say that locking up mutants because they were mutants illegal. 

Also yay happy flashback. This is a sweet way to show character development. Hello prison. Hello clearly evil guy who is probably breaking laws.