holding back a lot

anonymous asked:

i just saw a post you made a little while back and you talked about body dysphoria vs social dysphoria and like it really connected with me thank you!! im a trans boy but honestly boobs arent bad!! i kinda like them!! but i have a lot of social dysphoria about them. so thats cool and have a nice day!!

Glad I could help!! C: I think lots of people hold themselves back from really diving into what their gender means to them because they think dysphoria only manifests as hating your body. It just ain’t true! I love my body, it’s my body, and it’s the right body. But the person wearing it is NB! 

anonymous asked:

asdfjkl;; oh i totally agree with you about yuzuki's past!! i meant that i saw a lot of art making him kinda.. sadistical dark. like, sweet yuzuki would never want to hurt anyone?!

lmao well…Yuzuki is not the type to hurt anyone but he does like to tease.

Judging from the conversations I got, Yuzuki comes off as the gentle type but is holding back a lot of his desires (maybe that’s why you’re seeing sadistic fanart of him?).

Plus…kind people aren’t always what they seem like on the outside…they all have a darker side to them…


been thinking about this for awhile


I don’t usually post OCs here mainly since I’m pretty self-conscious about doing so, but I wanted to share some older art of a particular girl I used to draw almost constantly.

Her name’s Aya and she’s a molecular shapeshifter. She likes reading comics and dreams to be a superhero like the ones she’s read about. 

People talk about how Brendon refers to “Emerald City” in the song Kaleidoscope Eyes but why does no one talk about the line(s)

“I swear to God, I’d never heard a better sound coming out
Then when you’re whimpering my name from your mouth

I’ll plead the fifth on all of this”

His || Jungkook || 0.13

Member: Jungkook x Reader

Type: Angst, Fluff, Smut.

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Friends With Benefits - Theo Raeken Imagine (SMUT)

❁ (not my gif, cred to sweet owner) ❁

Request (anon): can you do a smutty imagine with Theo where him and the reader are friends with benefits?

A/N: So here it finally is, a Theo Raeken smut based on the request above. Sorry it took me so long to post it. I’m not sure how I feel about this one but I hope you guys like it. Also sorry in advance for any spelling/grammar mistakes, I still have to proofread it.(:


Pairing: Theo x Reader
Warning: SMUT smutty smut smut & cursing?
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Dating Jackson would include

Originally posted by candyapplejimin

Jackon Wang
- This boy
- Never a dull moment
- Sassing each other
- If you can’t reach something on a high shelf, Jackson will be like “I’ll handle it, babe”
- Then he goes to get Yugyeom to get whatever it is you need
- Calling you babe all the time tbh
- “Hey, babe”
- It’s just casual
- S k i n s h i p
- Back hugs
- Probably holding your waist or thighs a lot
- He’s not even trying to be sexual half the time, his hand just feels right there
- Inseure Jackson tbh
- He’ll lift up his shirt to show you his abs
- He knows you love it but he’s still insecure
- “Do I look good?”
- Your jaw is on the floor because what does hE MEAN OF COURSE HE LOOKS GOOD W H AT TH E H E C K
- You can’t listen to music without him singing along
- Not actually singing tho
- “Babe you don’t have to listen to Whitney Houston, I gotchu”
- “Wait no please do–”
- Cue Jackson screaming
- But when he does actually sing oml
- He doesn’t know it but you hear him singing when he thinks he’s alone and it’s the greatest thing in the world his voice is so nICE
- You have to move apartments like five times because Jackson starts fires while cooking probably
- Trying to watch a movie while Jackson is doing a handstand in front of the TV
- If you don’t pay attention to him he’ll just drop into the splits
- Right then and there- splits
- If the splits don’t work he’ll probably just take off his shirt
- Jackson backflipping across a parking lot to you because that’s how he is
- Your friends stay confused about how weird your boyfriend is but you’re so used to it by now that you’re like “???? what?????”
- Amusement park dates where he tries to win you giant stuffed animals
- Him trying to get you to work out with him
- “I can teach you how to do a backflip!!!!”
- Uses Wang Puppy attack on you to get you to do what he wants
- It works every damn time
- Sweaty Jackson is the highlight of your life
- Shameless self promoter for GOT7
- You’re in the car and Jackson is controlling the music and you know what you’re gonna listen to? GOT7 damn straight
- “Can we listen to something else this time?”
- You realize very on in the relationship that you cannot break up Markson
- “Can Mark come with us?”
- “#markson for life”
- “Mark is so beautiful”
- But you’re not even mad because you’re happy that there’s another person looking out for your boyfriend
- Jaebum telling you to control Jackson and you’re like “ ….. sorry I can’t…”
- Because you really can’t
- Going with him when he goes to China and meeting his parents
- Arguing over completely pointless things
- These arguments last for maybe ten minutes and then they don’t matter anymore
- J e a l o u s J a c k s o n
- “He disrespected you!!”
- “He just looked at me Jackson”
- "New phone who dis”
- Sleepy nights where he’s really worn out and actually quiet and you guys just lay on the couch with his head on your chest and you play with his hair

Imagine Woozi turning red in the face when the boys pointed out that he’s getting more comfortable initiating skinship with you in public.

The Adventures of Sutha, the Half-Orc Bard

A little context: my little brother DMs and 3 of 4 of my campaigns I’ve played are with him. Our dad and step mom expressed interest in trying D&D, so he and I gave them the introduction to playing. I have an undying love for Druids, but I decided to try something new this time. Insert my pure-shenanigans character, Sutha the Half-Orc Barbarian. Low intelligence, lower wisdom, high charisma and constitution. My proposal of this character was “They love music, but are not the greatest player. For whatever reason though, people love it.” Cue our introduction:

DM: So, you are all in a tavern in the evening. Why has each of your characters chosen to be there, and what are they doing?

Dad (the blue dragonborn ranger): I’m looking for someone. I am sitting in a dark corner watching everyone.

Stepmom (elf druid with the sage background): I’m in the city looking for knowledge, and stop by the tavern. I settle at the bar.

Me: I am of course, standing on a table, playing a song on my harp, singing along– I should mention, Sutha cannot sing– and when i finish each song, I down a pint of ale, and begin anew. There is a steadily growing pile of empty tankards around my feet.

DM: How big are you? How much do they weigh?

Me: uhhh… 200lbs, and 6ft 7.

DM: Roll to see if the table holds your weight.

*rolls a 17*

DM: Well, okay then. It is rocking back and forth a lot, but seems to be holding. Roll constitution to see how well you hold your liquor.

*rolls a 15+ 3*

DM: Theres a dozen or so tankards at your feet, and you’re slightly buzzed, but otherwise are fine.

I’m trying to let our parents take it upon themselves to push the introductions, let them find reasons for us to all interact, encouraging them to start roleplaying. I’m using my ridiculous character to make them laugh and get rid of any nervousness. It’s going slowly, my step mom is very quiet, but my dads getting right into character and playing around with voices. Finally, after about 5 minutes of awkward bumbling, I decide to try and give them an opening.

Me: At this point, my table breaks under me.

DM: *Smiling* roll dex saving throw.

Me: * rolls 18+3*

We all laugh.

DM: the table splits clean down the middle, the tankards land all upright, and you land on your feet on top of them.

Me: I look down in shock, and then cheer loudly over the hushed silence, arms raised in the air. I down another pint and start a new song.

Eventually the DM intervened, inserting an NPC who drags us on a quest. I tried, anyways.

salamencerobot  asked:

The other three were inspired by animals right? if so, i'd like to know what kinds.

They were roughly inspired by animals. Some more closely resembling what they were inspired off of and some just taking some characteristics. River had their own reasons for each animal skull, but we paired them with their “hosts” for certain characteristics we think fit them. 

Sans’ Blaster:

His blaster is like the one we see in game. For our design it was based on a canine skull.  Sans gets canine because they are loyal and selfless, also make great companions and protectors. 

Papyrus’ Blaster:

Pap’s has characteristics of a Horned Lizard. He’s got lizard because they are survivalist, kinda like himself. His is also one of the widest blasters. Great to nap on.

Gaster’s Blaster:

Ding’s blaster is based off of a crow. We put a crow to him because they are smart af and very fast learners, just as he is. He also really likes birds. 

Now while we might not consider Rivers blaster to be an animal… Not everyone agrees with that. I’m sure it’s pretty easy to figure out what Rivers blaster was modeled after

As for why we gave them that kind of blaster… Well I guess it’ll be clear in due time.

~ Sol

Donghyun's letter to national producers

“Hello national producers, I am Brand New Music’s trainee HongGeonie ‘Kim Donghyun’. I would have greeted everyone right away, but it took some time because I wanted to write a more sincere letter. Honestly, to think that someone who was just a trainee and didn’t have a chance to stand on many stages would be filming a broadcast… Everything from 1-10, I was ‘question mark’ about. I was also an avid viewer of Produce 101 Season 1 and enjoyed it very much. I think I was even more nervous because it was a dream-like program that touched me and gave me strength in being a trainee. ^^

Also, since it was the first time revealing idol trainees from Brand New Music, I think I was even more nervous because we wanted to show a cool side of ourselves. I remember showing our ‘self-composed song’, Hollywood, during the first recordings and I also remember meeting national producers for the first time at Sangam-dong prior to the first broadcast. One of the national producers saw my name tag and called out my name!! Ever since then, something moved in my heart and I decided that it’s okay even if it’s one person, but I want to show a cool side of myself. Now that I’m trying to write a letter like this, I can remember everything from the beginning to the end. The thing I feel most regrettable about is that I don’t think I was able to fully show who Kim Donghyun is, so that’s most regrettable. Maybe it’s because I’m still camera-shy, but I don’t think my actual self was portrayed often… As we all regret things once it passes, I have a lot of regret left about not being able to show myself more… Since I’m still a trainee, there aren’t many opportunities for me to show you all myself, so I’m worried about when I’ll be able to show myself again, but I believe that I will be able to see you soon!!  And if that opportunity comes, I will show myself ma.gu.ma.gu (a lot) without holding back!! There are also things I wanted to say. During the 4 total stages I did during Produce 101 Season 2, I think I was able to be stronger thanks to all of the cheers and votes from national producers. And while filming, I was able to get really close with the trainee hyungs, dongsaengs, and same-age friends, and learned a lot of things, so I’m really thankful for being given those new relationships, meaningful lessons and experiences. Secondly, the letters that were sent by national producers!! I really do read each and every one. I read them before going into the training camp and I would make time in the middle of the night to read them as well. It really became a large source of strength for me throughout the filming. Compared to the other Brand New Music members, my ranking was a bit low and there were times where I had regrets about the performances I did, and there were other upsetting events too, but whenever something like that would happen, I was able to be strong through the kind and sweet words in the letters sent by national producers…. Thank you..!! There were so many things I wanted to say, but now that I’m actually trying to write it in a letter, I feel like I might cry, so I’m unable to the letter out as easily as I want to… While doing Produce 101 Season 2, I was able to realize so well that there are so many people who cheer me on and love me as well as what I need to do for  those people!!!

Also, lastly, although I regrettably left first, our Daehwi, Woojin, and Youngmin hyung, who are still at the recordings, are Brand New Music family who really have a lot of skills and charms! They will continue to show more cool and charming sides to themselves, so please cheer them on a lot and vote for them!! Please also love me a lot too (wink) Haha. I will work even! harder!! and appear as a cool Brand New Music’s Kim Donghyun!! so please wait just a bit more! Thank you so so much to national producers who have cheered me on!! I really, really love you ♡!”


Missed me? || Liam Dunbar (part 2)


“She didn’t say anything about coming with Theo?” Liam growled as stiles and scott tried hard to hold him back from running to the other side of the parking lot where the girl he thought he knew so well stood with the shady boy.

“I told y'all he was into something and now she is too” Stiles exclaimed as they managed to pin Liam against the bus stopping him from attacking.

“We don’t know if there is something shady about them , they might just know each other. You know both being new students nd stuff” Kira said trying to reason with stiles.

“We can torture them int-” Malia’s suggestion was very quickly cut off by almost a roar of disagreement.

Scott sighted looked to where Y/N and Theo previously stood noticing they were both gone now “How about we get to class now, there are gone now anyways”

Stiles looked ready to disagree but after a while nodded picking up his own backpack from the ground. Liam looked over his shoulder one last time to where Y/N stood before quickly walking back to his history class. Y/N was as accepted not there in the history class but when Liam entered his math class , she was right back in the corner. A part of him wanted to walk as far away and sit on the other side as class but it seamed like his legs carried him to the chair beside her.

“Where were you last period?” Liam asked once he sat down on the chair.

“Nowhere , dad” she smirked tearing her eyes from the book and up to him.

His breath caught in his throats when their eyes met , the color he remembered from their young ages. He remembered it like it was burned in his memories forever , the smile that would light up her entire face but most visible around her eyes , small crinkles would appear on the right side under her eyes while a small dimple would appear on her cheek.

“Speaking of not being in class , where did you run of to?” She asked hands crossed over her chest and the smirk still visible on her features.

“The couch wanted something” he explained , tearing his eyes way from her.

“That sounds real” she said turning around returning to her book “ if the couch had being in history class tying to talk people into joining the team”

In the corner of his eyes he sow her smirk growing wilder for each moment and he could himself feel the frustration smell his body was radiating. As he opened his mouth to come up with some lie the teacher walked in cutting the conversation short.

Focusing in that class seamed to be an impossible task form Liam , after Stiles pointed it up he couldn’t help but focus on it. Her scent. It was unlike anything he had ever smelt before , not a werewolf like himself or scott, not a werecayote like Malia and definitely not a kitsune. He wasn’t gonna die , it was distracting, not only the scent but rather the lack of it. Even with the trace of scent of her , there was nothing even slightly suggesting a feeling. She was calm , unlike their young ages where even without wolf powers he could smell the reeking anxiety and sadness from her.

“Mr. Dunbar” the teachers voice woke him up from his daydream to see an empty classroom “ the class is dismissed and in all honestly I doubted that you love algebra so much”

From the corner of his eyes he caught Y/N walking out the class , with a apologetic look at the teacher he stood up from the seat and nearly ran out the door.

“I swear she was just here ” he mumbled to himself before making his way to the lacrosse field.

“Finally Dunbar , thought you forgot about your lacrosse priority like the rest of this team” Couch yelled once Liam ran in the locker room and walked toward the back where stiles and scott stood.

“Did you talk to her?” Stiles asked quietly as Couch starter giving them a lecture.

Liam gave a small glare to stiles before returning to changing into his lacrosse gear “ No and if you want to know her evil master plan talk to her yourself” and with a final glare he made his way to the field followed by Scott.

“Unbelievable ” Stiles mumbled and hurried , tripping over his own legs to follow them.


By the time they had finished practice it had already been dark. Stiles had offered to drive him home but Liam chose to wait for his step dad. He had only been there for a few minutes when he heard a sound from the school. With a last glance at the parking lot , he decide to take a look before his step dad would be there. It would be an understatement saying that the school look scary in the dark but he quickly with the help of scent found his way to the source of sound. Around the corner and he sow y/n standing , her eyes locked at something in front of her.

“uh, what’s going on here?” He asked , his eyes wild once he noticed the body in front of her feet.

She turned around eyes for the face time showing sign of emotion “I promise, he was like that when I got here.”

“…Is he… dead?” Liam quietly questioned , already knowing the answer.

“Well, either that, or he should really get that gaping hole in his chest looked at" She said looking up from body over to Liam with a smile but the fear visible in her eyes.

“Y/N you can’t just stand over a dead body , that’s the fucking janitor. We have to call this in” Liam basically yelled at her pulling out his phone to call the sheriff office.

“Don’t ” she said grabbing his hand that held the phone in hers “its been taken care of”

Liam gives her a questioning look but puts the phone away , before she could pull her hand away , he held them in his “ You are gonna tell me everything. Over a large ham and pineapple pizza”

A smile broke out on her features and she made herself nod a little. They walked out of the school is silence , liam too afraid to ask about anything cause he knew he wouldn’t be able to stop himself.

“Hey , y/ns staying over for dinner ” liam said to his step father stepping into the car as y/n got into the backseat.

“Y/N , that sounds familiar ” Dr. Geyer replied giving the girl a smile in the mirror “I’m guessing you want to order in for dinner?’

’‘Yeah we were thinking pizza” liam saying turning up the music to avoid any further conversation in the car.

a few minuetes later they pulled into the driveway of a big house and both kids got out , Y/N started walking to the from the front door as liam waited in the car for a moment talking to his step dad before him exiting the car and the car driving away.

“ Where did you step dad go?” Y/N asked while Liam slightly struggled to unlock the front door.

“He had to work” liam replied pushing the door open and letting her walk in first.

“It’s nice here ” She said as they started walking up the stairs and too his room “ I gotta say , I liked the old place better”

Liam stopped in his track for a moment before dropping his bag on the bed and turning to face her “ yeah i liked your old place too before it became a crime scene”

She stopped to think for a moment , as if she was considering telling his the truth or not when she finally sighted and shook her head“For what it’s worth, I’m sorry.”

“You killed your entire family” liam replied slightly disturbed by the girl’s lack of emotion.

“…I’m really sorry?” She tried with a questioning voice “ liam listen , I had too and you know tha-”

“You father was an evil bastard , what about your sister? Your mom? They were innocent people Y/N and you know that” he only noticed he was shouting at her when she flinched the slightest and something inside of her looked broken “ I’m..I’-” he started apologizing before he was cut off by the phone ringing. With a last apologetic voice he picked the phone.

“There’s been a murder at school , the janitor. He had been drained of blood and guess what, Y/N backpack was there as well and we looked through, not my ideas but lydias , and liam we were right. The scent , the everything. We know what she is” Stiles rambled on once Liam picked up the phone , he slowly turned around seeing Y/N sitting quietly on the bed looking through an old photo album.

“ yeah mom , i call you if we need anything , i have a friend over now ” he hung up leaving the boy on the other end rather confused.

“Hey you still keep the pizza places number on your refrigerator?” She asked standing up right after he hung up.

“Yeah , you can do the honor to call if you want , I’m just gonna call Lydia about a school assignment ” he said offering her a smile as she nodded leaving the room.

The phone only rang for a few minutes before lydia picket up “ Stiles told me”

“Stiles thinks its something to do with Theo ” lydia explained and Liam could hear stiles voice in the background.

“I found her there, over the body right after the practice” Liam whisper yelled as he could hear her voice downstairs, suddenly his eyes fell on her phone laying on the bed. He knew it was wrong and god he was gonna regret it but he had to check and curiosity took the best of him.

“Liam where is she now” she said over the phone as he heard her yelling something to the others before stiles voice was heard over the line as he most likely took the phone from her “ Liam is she with you now?”

“She is ordering pizza” he said not really listening to what the older boy was talking about as he was going through her text “ all of her recents are to one person”

The line was quit for a few seconds before stiles voice was heard again “ you are going through her phone liam tha-”

“I’ll call you back” he said and threw the phone on the bed beside him as he starte reading the texts between her and one and the only Theo raeken.

“3rd period. Meet me in the parking lot” -Theo

“Police still blames the family on you. Don’t give them any proof, I will take care of dinner” -Theo

He felt a weight being lifted of he shoulder , cause he knew she hadn’t the blame in the murders but what did Theo have to do with this? The thought of her covering something for him almost made Liam sick to the stomach but the relief didnt last for long before he read true last text.

“Dinner served. Janitors closet 6:30”-Theo

“Curiosity killed the cat” Y/N voice made him drop the phone and turn around seeing her leaning against the door frame.

“You lied , you said you had no idea what happened to the janitor” he said standing up from the bed , the IED getting the best of him.

“Calm down wolfie , it’s not like you’ve told me everything” She smirked taking a step forward and they were almost face to face now before she dropped her gaze to the photo album. His eyes followed her seeing that her cocky smirk was gone , replaced by a smile sad smile.

He follows her eyes to the album both looking at the last picture of them “How did you find out? ”

“I’ve picked up a few things along the years” She said with a shadow of a smile sitting down on the bed picking up the album.

“so you are one of us?” He asked , his back turned on her and his voice quite.

“I can assure you I have a shit time once a month as well but that is for complete different reasons” she said with a slight chuckle but the laughter died down quickly “ Do you remember this day?”

The boy finally turned around standing in silence in a few seconds before sitting down beside her looking at the picture that had previously caught both their attentions “ We took this a week before you…left” he replied being rather careful with his choice of word “ I gave you one of those dollar necklaces and we promised we would always be there for each other and we planned out future”

“Liam-” she mumbled before being cut by him.

“That’s the girl I knew , that is my best friend” Liam continued.

“You have no right to say that” she said standing up dropping the album simultaneously “I am this way cause I needed to survive , you have no idea what it’s like when everyone blames you for everything , where your dad buried all his anger in booze and would beat the crap out of daily , when everyone blames you for the death of your mother and sister, none of you were there I tried doing something but when I came down stairs he… he I could stop hi-”

“Him?” Liam questioned standing up from the bed as she calmed down eyes wild in terror of what she said.

“I should go” she said grabbing her stuff running out before he could react.

He was right , she was innocent. Well atleast when it came to the murder of her family.

// Part 3?


Glyph ( ♅ )

Ruler of Aquarius
Exalted in Scorpio
Detriment in Leo
Fall in Taurus

Time Spent in a Sign: 7 years

Mythology behind Uranus
Uranus, in Greek mythology, was the primordial God of the Sky. Creator of all is he; Uranus. He would kiss and mate with the Earth, Gaia, every night. But Uranus loathed the children they made, yet they made plenty. Cronus, asked by his mother Gaia, castrated his father Uranus and the severed testicles plunged to the sea; eventually giving life to Aphrodite who emerged from the sea.

Uranus in Astrology
Uranus: most well known for its rather unusual and unexpected turn of events in our lives. Wherever Uranus is placed in the chart, expect to rebel in that area. Unlike Saturn, Uranus knows no boundaries and no limits. It is freedom and constant ups and downs. You really never know what to expect with this planet. Uranus is innovative and creative and it’s no wonder that this can usually lead to madness, but where do we draw the line between madness and genius?

Uranus in Aries
Revolution is key here with Uranus in Aries. But it all begins with the self. Uranus in Aries wants what it wants now and what it wants is change.

Uranus in Taurus
Uranus is in fall in Taurus. People with Uranus in Taurus want to be free to do anything, but the only thing holding them back is themselves. Money and their personal possessions can fluctuate a lot in their lives.

Uranus in Gemini
Uranus in Gemini gives people a super quick wit and can often find themselves coming up with creative, maybe crazy ideas. They can find that their mouth gets them in trouble.

Uranus in Cancer
Uranus in Cancer natives can find themselves seeming somewhat unpredictable to their friends and their loved ones, in general. Events can greatly impact them more than others.

Uranus in Leo
Uranus is detriment in Leo. People with Uranus in Leo may struggle between wanting to express themselves in an enthusiastic way because of their internal desire to remain “cool” and “detached” as well.

Uranus in Virgo
Uranus in Virgo people may struggle between wanting to stick to what’s “natural” and breaking free from the old and into the new and modern. They can easily organize their ideas if they allow themselves to.

Uranus in Libra
Uranus in Libra people have unconventional ideas and they can draw people in with their unique way of thinking and approaching situations. They may have the “shocking” factor when it comes to partnerships.

Uranus in Scorpio
Uranus is exalted in Scorpio. There are no limits with Uranus in Scorpio and the goal is to explore the deepest part human can go; the unexplored. These people are usually highly intuitive and aren’t afraid of digging extra deep to unearth hidden knowledge. They go where others are afraid to.

Uranus in Sagittarius
Uranus in Sagittarius people aren’t afraid of questioning anything and everything and fighting for it as well. They challenge many beliefs and might shift more towards spirituality. They hate to be tied down and have a label slapped on them.

Uranus in Capricorn
Uranus in Capricorn people can be ambitious, strong-minded and grounded… or at least may strive to be. But because this is Uranus, people with Uranus in Capricorn can be scattered and impulsive, but not afraid of a challenge.

Uranus in Aquarius
Uranus is domicile in Aquarius. Uranus in Aquarius people challenge, question and go against traditional beliefs. They are humanitarians concerned for the rights of everyone and don’t mind revolting against society.

Uranus in Pisces
Uranus in Pisces people are fascinated with the occult and the unknown. Usually they have a lot of imagination and can almost feel “psychic” because of their intuition. However, they can be detached and flighty as well, not knowing what they want.

A friend once asked me “Why didn’t Adam have all his makeup from the ball when he turned back into the prince?”

She accented it with the fact that the musicians still had their makeup on when they transformed back, too.  Which in hindsight was a very good point–everyone else was still dressed up for the ball when they turned back, and I have thought hard about my answer to the question…though it may be very long.  This is the short answer: They all had their shining moments.  Allow me to explain.


  • It was my post on the B-roll that helped me.  I remember in that post that I said I couldn’t recognize Dan Stevens because of all the makeup he was wearing.  They made the prince completely unrecognizable to the audience.  His face was hidden behind a mask of cruel beauty and disdain.  I’m pretty sure that if I hadn’t seen the B-roll beforehand, I wouldn’t have recognized him when I went to see the movie for the first time.  And there were instances, when the Beast and Belle were talking, that I saw the shadow of Dan’s face on the Beast’s.  But it was when the Beast turned into the Prince, that moment when he turned around and faced Belle (his expression, oh my gosh…)  That was the moment when we, the audience, really saw him for the first time, the moment when we saw the man that had been hiding, whether it was beneath fur or a wig and some makeup.  He wasn’t that person anymore, he was new, reborn, free.  We saw his skin, his hair, his eyes that stood on their own, needing no kind of enhancement to look beautiful.  This was his shining moment.  If he had that makeup on when he transformed back, it would 1) ruin the scene and 2) hint that there might still be some cruelty hiding within him.  But Belle has torn that part away from him and destroyed it.

Garderobe and Cadenza

  • Their shining moment was the prologue.  No need to go through the movie and try to find that one; it’s far too obvious.  They’re performers, and this is a ball.  One sings, one plays, the spotlight is on them and they are amazing.  I’m pretty sure that they’re wearing makeup because the prince said this was to be something of a masquerade ball (it would look a little strange if he was the only one in makeup, right?  There had to be some sort of theme; it’s a party).  Nevertheless, that was how we saw them, in the lights, with the awesome outfits and the awesome talents.  So they kept their makeup in the transformation because that was how we remembered them. To us, that’s who they are.

The Staff

  • Because I’m doing a run-down on everyone in the prologue it’s only fair to include these guys.  I remember saying in an ask that aside from the prince, Garderobe and Cadenza are the only main characters whose faces are shown to the audience in the prologue.  I think that the screenwriters wrote it that way because they were saving the reveals for the end scene when they all become human again.  That way we’d see Lumiere, Plumette, Cogsworth, Chapeau, Chip, and Mrs. Potts in a very happy, natural light instead of the somewhat dim light cast over the prologue scene.  They were the optimists, the ones that made this story fun from start to finish, so they should be portrayed as such.  Which meant holding off on their face reveals until the best possible moment.  In that way, Lumiere and Plumette’s kiss is so much more genuine and Mrs. Potts and Chip seem like the perfect mother-son duo, because there’s so much joy in the air.  The transformation scene was their shining moment, and boy, did they shine.

There are three relationships that have grown in both seasons and they bring me so much joy.

First, Will and Kala. Will always comes across like the protective older sibling, but I love that Kala is like the middle sibling that looks after him without him realizing it, like how she took control with weaning Will off of heroin. I love how she effortlessly appealed to his baser instinct to protect, serve, and be a good friend, so she came to him under the guise that she needed help and rambled on while removing the drugs from his hand and keeping him from shooting up again. He lowkey realized this but went along anyway because he has a genuine fondness for Kala, but also he knew she was right. Their relationship became more mutually rewarding in season two. It was more equal. But he has this way of looking at Kala like she’s his little sister. I’m convinced Kala legit has Will wrapped around her finger. He also tends to be in awe of her intellect and genuinely trusts her abilities. Riley gets credit for being the caretaker and mom of the cluster, but Kala has mom friend vibes. She’s smart and also soft, but has a wicked streak as well…anyway their relationship is one of my favorite.

Sun and Lito. I adore them because on the surface they couldn’t be more different…but they’re not, which is why they connect so well. Sun is so badass and stoic that she’s more often than not viewed as callous and unfeeling, but really she’s so vulnerable and soft and emotional but it slowly seeps out and isn’t as overt. Lito has a reputation for being the dramatic, emotional one, but he legit internalizes a lot and he holds back more than he lets on. Think of all the little things that Hernando is still finding out about him and never knew. Lito is a master of appearing more open than he really is. But I love that Sun doesn’t judge Lito for being emotional and Lito doesn’t judge Sun for being repressed because deep down they actually SEE each other and know the truth. Lito gets to expel and express all the emotions and feelings that Sun can’t bring herself to do. He gets to emote all the things that she’s almost too afraid to emote because she doesn’t want to appear that vulnerable. Lito takes that on for her no questions asked because his entire career revolves around channeling someone else. Lito happily does that for her because he knows more than most what it’s like to go through life putting on a mask. I also like that Sun basically spent her life at the service of others, it’s never been about her. She was always tasked with looking after her brother, or keeping the business afloat while pretending she wasn’t. She always had to pretend. She always had to put others first. Given that her experience in season one with sensates was fighting to protect them (Capheus, Nomi) or giving advice (Kala, Riley) which she happily does, Lito is the one who actually serves her and puts her first…allows her to be her emotional inner self (like Lito experiencing her menstrual cycle or crying for her). He takes on her feelings for her so she doesn’t have to, which when you think about it, it’s pretty freaking kind and amazing. It’s an interesting bond and I love it because it’s unexpected, important, and deep.

Will and Wolfgang. They’re another pairing that shouldn’t work as well as they do, but they do. The cop and the criminal. I love that they make the perfect duo when it comes to protecting the cluster or organizing something because they’re both strategist who come at things from separate angles. Their knowledge combined makes the best plans. They don’t judge each other either. You would think Will would be disenchanted with Wolfgang and his methods and try to play savior or “fix him.” You would think that Wolfgang would be wary of Will because he’s the law. But they genuinely respect each other and don’t judge. They only butt heads when they’re trying to figure out which approach is the best approach to use at the moment. But Will keeps Wolfgang from falling too deep into the dark side, and Wolfgang keeps Will from being blinded by idealism and playing things too safe to the point of jeopardizing them all. They know why each other are important and they give into each other when it’s necessary.

I think the reason why our sensates have been so badass despite being so inexperienced and virtually clueless is because they never fought each other or judged each other. Not really. They adjusted quite well and recognized that each of them brings something to the cluster, something that the others need in some way and they figured out how to blend the essence they each have and make it work.

Carsick (Grayson)

You sped along the highway as you leaned your head against your fist, your arm propped on the window sill of your car.  Your boyfriend, Grayson, sat seated quietly next to you listening to the soothing sound of Frank Ocean playing through your stereo. Normally he was talkative, bouncing with energy, but today he seemed to be feeling low. You thought maybe it had been the argument he and Ethan exchanged the day before you had left.

“But we have to make two videos this week, Grayson! You can’t just leave!” Ethan cried.

“I have to, Ethan! We can’t put out good content if we’re ready to kill each other all the time!”

The twins had been at each other’s throats for the past few weeks and tension was getting stronger and stronger by the minute. One of them was eventually bound to explode so you had stepped in and suggested they spent some time apart. Ethan thought it was a horrible idea but Grayson thought otherwise and agreed to go with you anyway. You set up a plan to take Grayson to San Francisco, one of his favourite places in California, for the week. Ethan sat pouting in his room, refusing to say goodbye when you left, which you could visibly see was taking a toll on Grayson’s mood.

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The Lions as things household cats do because why not:

The Black Lion:
-Doesn’t play with the others much.
-Never starts fights.
-Is always sitting someplace high up, quietly watching.
-Likes to lay on people’s laps.
-Accidentally claws people though.
-Never hisses.
-Yawns a lot.

The Red Lion:
-If another cat goes at them they will not hold back.
-Fights with Blue 90% of time.
-Runs around a lot.
-Meows when it’s time to eat.
-Purrs are surprisingly loud.
-Loves to get their head pet.
-Will butt their head into things affectionately.
-Sleeps with some part of their body leaning against you.

The Green Lion:
-If a fight happens they stay clear of it.
-You’ll almost never see them.
-Likes to hide away when they nap.
-Probably likes to drink water from the sink.
-Gets a puffed up tail when agitated.
-Knows what time it is to eat and will start following you around till you feed them.
-Likes sitting in boxes.

The Yellow Lion:
-Loves laying in the sun.
-The gentle giant.
-Loves to play.
-Never gets in a fight.
-If anything they accidentally start a fight because they play a bit tougher than they mean.
-Meows and looks at you when you call their name.
-Has never done anything wrong in their life???

The Blue Lion:
-Starts some fights. Sometimes on purpose it seems.
-Loves people.
-Will always lay with you when you’re sitting/sleeping.
-Likes to play with the others.
-Fav toy is probably the laser pointer.
-Has tiny meows.
-Is purring 80% of the time.
-Rubs against people’s legs a lot.
-Randomly runs around the house at night.