i absolutely loved this scene like you have no idea

FOCUS ON... JOHN HARLAN KIM

Our latest ‘FOCUS ON’ feature interview is with  Australian actor John Harlan Kim. Kim has journeyed from the familiar sights of Ramsay Street on Neighbours, to become a valued Librarian on the hit TNT show, The Librarians.

Hi John, how’s your visit home been?
Unreal! Always good to get home for the Summer and see all my mates and the family. Mom was stoked to have me back but now I’m pretty sure she’s getting over it and probably ready for me to head back to the States!

We’ve just seen the season 3 finale of The Librarians. Talk about an emotional rollercoaster. Your character Ezekiel has grown over the years, matured, what’s the journey been like over that time?
It’s weird. Here’s a character I never thought would grow. It was apparent that he suffered from some type of Peter Pan syndrome. But over the seasons we’ve seen more and more that it’s just a guard he has set up and I think people can relate to Ezekiel in that way, that having walls up is a normal human thing to do. He has the most to prove yet he acts like he doesn’t care but we’re seeing more and more that he truly does care, especially about his new family.

Can you relate to Ezekiel in any way?
I’ve grown up with the show myself so that’s probably one of the coolest parts, to not only see Ezekiel grow up and mature with each script but also needing to have to do that myself albeit on a less grander scale because obviously I’m not fighting dragons and minotaurs in my personal life. My problems are a little more realistic like trying to score a date or not over-cooking my eggs.

Has there been an episode that stood out as a favourite?
Point of Salvation. Hands down. The cast were so supportive that ep as was Jonathan Frakes and Jeremy Bernstein. They put me in an environment where I felt confident enough to make choices and take creative risks. I think it all came together really well in the end and I couldn’t be prouder.

Tell us about your relationship with the other Librarians.
Lindy [Booth] and Christian [Kane] set great examples for me, they’re always there for me (Lindy & Rebecca have even housed me at one stage) and they’re just good people to be around. And with Noah [Wyle], I couldn’t be more amped to work with. He’s phenomenal at what he does and I have a lot of respect for the way he handles the pressure whether as an actor, producer, director or writer. He’s awesome. I really couldn’t be in a better position with the cast I have.

And the dynamic between the Librarians and their Guardian, as well as Jenkins? It’s a great technique, incorporating different roles to cover a variety of plot lines.
Rebecca Romijn and John Larroquette make it way too easy to play! They’ve both had long and successful careers in the industry and it was easy to see why from the moment I got to Portland. I love working with them. It’s fun because you’re right, when we have such a wide variety of plot lines to cover splitting up the team becomes necessary to keep on top of it all. Every script I get, it’s exciting! One day I’ll be sitting on a magic council with Larroquette, the next I’ll be beating up zombies along with Romijn!

The episodes are always so unique and interesting, when you first read each script how do you feel? I’d imagine much like the audience, fascinated, but excited as your character experiences it.
One of my favorite parts about the whole thing is getting the next episode’s script. The writers on our show are top flight and they do a spectacular job in conveying their vision onto paper and keeping things fresh and interesting! Like I mentioned, you don’t know what you’ll be doing or where your character will get to travel to, all you know for sure is it won’t be boring!

There are some harder themes, for example in season 3 the team deals with the resolution of Cassandra’s tumour. In contrast, what was it like filming those scenes? As a viewer it was tense!
To an extent, it definitely felt like a shock to the system! Showing up that day was such a different type of shooting day for us. I wasn’t used to coming in and filming something so somber but being the incredible talent she is, Lindy absolutely killed it!

Were there any other scenes that presented a challenge in terms of emotional response? Like the finale?
Yeah I mean Flynn’s ultimate sacrifice was rough. And I had already read what was going to happen and I still got anxious watching it! That and Charlene’s goodbye. Jane Curtin’s a star, I loved having her around.

And what about training for the more physical combat roles, what was that like? Did you enjoy it?
Definitely. I got to live out a bit of a youth dream with that vampire ep. And to do it alongside Christian Kane who is well-versed in vampire combat himself. I mean, come on! How lucky am I!? Our stunt guys Tim Eulich and Buster Reeves were a dream to work with and they’re absolute legends as well.

Over the seasons, what’s one of your favourite moments working on the ‘The Librarians’ set?
My first day. Noah Wyle and the jewel theft scene. It still feels like a dream, such a surreal moment. I haven’t lost that feeling yet and I hope I never do. I never want to be jaded.

Do you have an idea as to what The Librarians will go through in the upcoming series? What would you like to see happen next, for all the librarians and specifically Ezekiel?
Zero idea. They’re good at keeping pretty secretive about all of that stuff. I’d love to see Ezekiel continue to evolve into the Librarian he’s going to be someday. He’s far from being fully-realized and has the most growing up to do so to see him take that next step would be awesome.

The Librarians has been renewed for a fourth season, what do you think makes the series so successful?
Our showrunners. John Rogers and now Dean Devlin. They’re the pulse of the show. I don’t really need to say anymore, they’re extraordinary at what they do and they’re two of the best men I’ll ever come across, by every measurement of the word.

Is there any other role you’d like to take on from a book or comic? Or another series you’d also like to be a part of?
Amadeus Cho. I’ve always wanted to be a humungous, green giant.

Did you always want to be an actor?
I decided at 15 I wanted to be an actor so I took a class, auditioned for my first gig and booked it. I then took that pay check from my first acting gig, coupled that with money saved from working at a charcoal chicken store and flew to New York in my school holidays. I knocked on the door to a film school building in Manhattan and told the concierge I wanted to be an actor and he told me to go find my parents. I think he thought I was lost.

On your down time what other things do you enjoy doing?
I love shooting hoops, hitting the water and playing video games. I picked up boxing a few months ago too but my heads so big, it makes it ridiculously hard to dodge punches.

How does working overseas compare to working here at home in Australia?
The biggest difference I’ve found is the pacing. I can’t speak for either industry as a whole but my experience on Neighbours was a much more fast-paced environment than something like The Librarians. It was actually a fantastic way to learn to nail your first few takes and within that, I found preparation was key so I make sure to show up to any set now with my lines absolutely ingrained into my brain so that the real fun can begin once you start shooting.

What advice do you have for actors, especially Australians wanting to make it in the industry and overseas?
Trust your choices. It’s so easy to second guess if you’re on the right path or not but just back yourself and everything else will fall into place.

And finally, what can we expect from you next?
I’m actually in the middle of editing my first project right now so I’m hoping to complete that before we start work on Season 4! Way too excited to see that finished and then to get to go back to work with Dean & the gang is going to be an absolute blast as always!

Thank you so much for your time John. We can’t wait to see you on screen in 2017!

faeheyjesper  asked:

sooo thanks to your post about persuasion and the excerpt of THAT LETTER I immediately got the book and read it in a day and lemme just say that I have read every other one of her novels and persuasion blew them all out of the water I am absolutely in LOVE. I put off reading it for years and I have no idea why. the scene with Mary's toddler son? the carriage? being so completely aware of each other all the time? every single time they saw each other and blushed like murder me!!! AAAHHH thank u

RIGHT???

Like, there is charm in each book, of course, and each is unlike any of the others, but for INTENSITY none can hold a candle to Persuasion! I’m so thrilled my post made you give it a go. I mean, that thing with the toddler is SO underrated because we so rarely get to get a glimpse of what an Austen hero would be like as a dad. I mean, Mr. Knightley is a cool uncle and all, and some adaptations get him to hold Isabella’s youngest baby, but those scenes, to me, almost feel more about softening Emma by having her hold the baby and his (subconscious?) viewing of her as a mature and maternal figure. The infant is a prop. The Musgrove toddler being a little shit? That is too real. Wentworth wading in to swiftly and silently do the sensible thing?

Be still, our pulsing gonads.

Anne is left to contemplate the children she’d imagined having with that caring, generous, strong, practical, delicious hunk of a seafaring fellow.

Now, as soon as you can, check out the 1995 film adaptation! The 2007 is quite adequate but the 1995 is superb. The director decided not to allow the use of make-up, and wanted everyone and their environment to feel lived-in and realistic for the times, as well as shooting the scenes in chronological order to allow the natural progression of characters’ arcs as Anne and Wentworth slowly come back to life as something more like the people they once were, together.

@naratzu:

I have no idea of what I’ve done but I just absolutely love this AU and couldn’t resist drawing this small scene I imagined a while ago.

Seems like Jimin forgot to lock the door and someone (i’m sure you know who I mean) didn’t bother to knock before entering and got quite a surprise.

I’m so sorry if it’s anatomically incorrect, I don’t usually draw humans, and I don’t even know if I’m supposed to submit here ^^’

Juicy Bits And All

Request: can u do one where sebastian is on set for civil war and y/n is his personal assistant, its her first day and they fall in love:)

Words: 983

Warnings: None

I thought this idea was super cute! It’s our first time on a Sebastian fanfic but we tried! Hope you like it! <3 Emma Xx

Originally posted by sebastianstahn


32 minutes to go

Jumping out of bed and twizzling up my hair into a messy bun, I sprinted across to the bathroom and began to run the shower. How had I let myself be so late!

Whipping away my clothes and jumping into the instant heat, I lapped up the soothing yet refreshing warmth. The steaming hot water trickled down the small of my back and washed away any ounce of tiredness from within me. It was going to be one hell of a day.

28 minutes to go

Pumping out some foundation and tapping my face violently with my sponge, I hurried to get my makeup on. My eyebrows were barely combed through and my eye shadow was practically invisible. It was my first day on the Civil War set and of course, I would wake up late! I just would.

I could just imagine Sebastian’s disappointed face if I was late. Sure he is lovely, as I’ve heard, but he would definitely be annoyed. I mean, I am his personal assistant.

14 minutes to go

I released my hair down from my hair tie and flung it infront of my shoulders. It would just have to do. My hair wasn’t especially straight, neither curly. Just ok for me.

My bad, from Disneyland embarrassingly, was stuffed to the brim with tissues and medicine, hair brushes and hairspray. Anything I thought a star would need.

Maybe I was being stupid. I couldn’t possibly tell.

6 minutes to go

Hauling my bag into the boot of my car, I jumped into the drivers seat and sped away before I was behind schedule. The cast and crew all seemed to be based in Chicago except for me, who luckily or not, lived in the suburbs of Atlanta.

The scorching hot sun seared through the window, my heart feeling sorry for the cast who would have to complete fight scenes in such torrential heat.

3 minutes to go

Speeding round the corner and into the car lots where many of the trailers were being dragged away, I parked up against the far wall of hedges and lept out of the car in a jiffy.

Glancing around, many people seemed be preparing something or other for shooting or sets. Camera, boom poles, sound systems, CGI wall boards. I recognised them all. I scooted round to the front of set where all the directors and actors were gathered. And there, in amongst all of the commotion, was Sebastian. He was mingling pretty well with the rest of the cast, standing at the sturdy side of Anthony.

“Ah! You must be Y/N!” called Sebastian, weaving in and out of the people.

“Err, yeah! It’s me! God of assisting. Not to mention personally!” I joked, laughing as I walked casually at the side of Sebastian. He chuckled slightly before nearing over to his trailer, marching up the steps and up to the door.

“Come with me, this is my trailer.” Insisted Sebastian, leading me up the steps by his hand.

“Haha. Thank you.” I smiled, dipping through the door and opening up to admire how large the trailer actually appeared. “Oh wow! It’s a lot bigger than I thought it would be!” I exclaimed, marvelling at the full kitchen right next to me.

“That’s exactly what I said when I started on The First Avenger! I must admit though, they seem to get bigger and better each time!” he smirked, leading me into the seating area. Perching down with my bag still on my shoulder, I smoothed down the pleating of my dress and fiddled with the small hem beneath it.

“Is there anything you need now?” I asked, trying to spark up some form of conversation.

“Haha. No thank you. You aren’t my slave anyway. If you were I’m sure you’d being saying my lines!” Sebastian chuckled, leaning for a jug of water to pour. His eyes squinted so cutely as he gleamed over towards me. Alright, I was going to have to admit it, he is pretty hot. And cute!

“So tell me about you then…”

“Y/N.”

“Y/N, tell me about yourself!” he exclaimed, taking a sip of water as I began.

“Well do you want the fun stuff or the boring stuff?” I asked, chuckling slightly as I lowered my bag down to the ground.

“Only the fun stuff! And all the juicy bits in between!” he laughed, his smile immaculate.

“Well. I have skydived 3 times if that’s something fun! And I totally failed my Physics exams. I got a U!” you laughed, glaring up to his icy eyes. “Erm… I am the best at basketball so if you ever need someone to lose to then you know where to come!” you exclaimed, Sebastian instantly bursting into hysterics as you finished.

“Haha I look forward to changing that idea!”

“What about you then? Juicy bits and all!” you insisted, shuffling backwards in your seat.

“Well… erm… I can speak fluent Romanian but I suppose that’s a bit boring!” he began, looking up briefly to meet your eyes. “I had to do some gay scenes a couple of years ago! That was different!” he chuckled, pulling an awkward face as he did so. “Oh! I absolutely love tequila!” he leaned back, pointing to the already open bottle on the table.

“Haha you have scenes to shoot!” you replied, pointing at him like he was your son.

“I suppose!” he whined, standing up with you as you wandered out of the door.

“I have to go. Need to talk to the directors. I’ll see you later!” you spoke, leaning in and pecking him on the cheek. And by crazy surprise, a huge tingle shot through your whole body. One piece of contact and you were trembling.

No…

You couldn’t.

Not Sebastian.

The actor.

You couldn’t have a crush on Sebastian Stan.

Especially when you work for him.

The idea of having the Doctor fall in love with Clara is Absolutely disgusting.


They love each other but not romantically.
Affection for a companion is one thing – and he has affection for them all – but romance? NOOOOO
They are friends and fellow travelers; to suggest something more is… well, tired. I found their scenes in S9 forced and annoying.
There are more relationships between men and women than just being in love: teacher and student, father and daughter, best friends, You can tell he see’s her as a best friend, or daughter like figure. a lot of people are not interested in Doctor with Clara, They are unappealing to me, and since the ratings dropped, the viewers think the same. And whouffaldi makes me more uncomfortable than anything.

melodious-phantasmagoria  asked:

I just wanna say I LOVE how you write headcannons! It's less like a (occasionally detailed) list of things like most are and more like little snapshot stories and I think it's wonderful

Thank you very much! I’m happy you like them!

Well, when I started here, I tried to make detailed lists for headcanons, but… I’m absolutely unable to, I found out. Once inspiration hits me, I just have to write a scene for the idea. Luckily, quite a lot of people seem to like that, so… I just keep on doing it. XD

But alas – thank you very much for letting me know. I’m always happy to hear when my writing is liked. =)

Isaac Lahey x Stiles!sister Request

Hi! Can you please write an Isaac Lahey one shot where him and the reader are dating (she’s stiles’ sister and a werewolf) and it’s their one year anniversary, so he gets her a really cute gift and they go on a really cute date?? I love your stories!! <3


You woke up with a text from Isaac. “Good morning and Happy Anniversary, Love. Picking you up at 5 today. Wear something nice. Love you.” You sent him a quick reply saying you were up and saw his message, and that you would be ready by 5. You told him happy anniversary and got out for bed, getting ready for the night ahead.

******

“Y/N,” you Dad called up to you, “Isaac’s here.” You threw on your shoes and walked downstairs. He was in his tighter dark wash jeans with a white button up, blue jacket, and a thin black tie, with a bouquet of red roses in his hands.

“These are for you,” he smiled and handed you the flowers. “You look beautiful.”

“Thanks, you clean up pretty nice yourself,” you kissed his cheek and took the flowers, putting them in water before you left. He walked you to the car, opening your door for you, and drove off to wherever he had planned.

He came to a stop on the side of the road. “Is there something wrong,” you said worried.

“No, everything is fine,” he said simply and grinned, getting out of the car and opening your door. “Come on,” he urged you out. He took your hand and led you through the woods were a small path had been cleared.

“This feels like the part in the movie where you murder me,” you whispered to him, trying to figure out what was going on.

“Darn, I think I left my knife in the car,” he joked and pulled you along the path. Lights started to shine from ahead and you gasped when you saw the scene in front of you. A circle of rose petals lined the area where mini heaters, lights, and a table sat. “You have no idea how hard it is to find battery heaters,” he squeezed your hand.

“You did all this,” you looked up at him bewildered.

“With a little set up help from Scott,” he admitted. “Do you like it?”

“I absolutely love it, babe,” you kissed him and then followed him to the table.

“And,” he walked over to a locked box and pulled out tupperware, “I even cooked.”

“What?!” You couldn’t help your excited tone, Isaac never cooked anything that wasn’t a grilled cheese.

“Hold your excitement until we know it’s not bad,” he chuckled. “Spaghetti with meat sauce and rolls. I dropped it off just before I picked you up so it should still be warm.”

“Well it smells delicious,” you reassured him. The two of you ate, holding a hand across the table as you spoke and ate. The only other sounds was that of the woods around you. After your plates were clean you sat down your napkin and smiled at your boyfriend. “I think you should cook for me more often.”

“I don’t know about that,” he chuckled and looked down.

“I have something for you,” you grabbed your purse and opened it, pulling out the the small gift bag. “Happy anniversary.”

Isaac opened the gift bag and pushed aside the tissue paper, pulling out the watch and looking it over. “Everywhere I looked it said that the modern first anniversary gift a clock. And I remembered you saw that awhile ago when we went shopping and you said you liked it,” you rapidly muttered.

“I love it, Y/N. It’s perfect,” he squeezed your hand. “I have something for you too,” he got back up and walked back over to the box he had had the food in. “I, on the other hand, had no idea of what to get you. So, I came up with, what might be, the dumbest gift ever,” he ended with a shrug and handed you the bag.

You reached in and pulled out a Build-A-Bear Wolf. “You got me a wolf,” you giggled, definitely not expecting that.

“Press the paw,” he told you in shame and buried his head in his hand. When you pressed the paw a recording of him howling sounded off.

“Oh my gosh,” you laughed so hard that tears started dripping on your cheeks. “Did you howl like this in the store!”

“No, I bought the recorder, went home and did it, then brought it back and made the wolf,” he too was about to cry from laughing. “I thought it would be cute.”

“It is cute,” you grabbed his hand. “It’s funny but also very cute. I love it! And now I can hear you even when we aren’t together. Thank you.”

You helped him clean everything up and walked back to the car. “Do you really like your present,” he looked at it as it sat in your lap during the car ride back.

“I love him,” you pulled the little wolf to you. “It might even be cuter than you.”

anonymous asked:

I'm very sorry to bother you, I was wondering if you planned to add a new chapter to the sharpies fic? Because I absolutely love it and I really want to know what heppens next. 💜 If you're too busy or lost interest in it that's absolutely okay I don't want you to feel pressured to write something you aren't interested in, I just really really love that idea, and your writing is absolutely amazing! I hope you have an amazing day! -💜🌻

It’s no bother at all! I do plan on adding another chapter I just really haven’t had the motivation to work on it. I’m really glad you like it!! So far I have about 2 pages written of it written (the first chapter was about 4 pages, for a bit of reference, but I think this chapter will be shorter) and I think it’s almost ready after I figure out how to add a scene and finish it up. So, hopefully soon??

Thanks for being patient, I know I’ve been a bit slow. I love you <3 Have an amazing day!

psychosocialsuicide  asked:

The last chapter of His Moon..., was absolutely cute and funny. I loved that Clarke, finally, is accepting help from Bellamy and the others. The whole scene of Bellamy helping her with her abilitys was hilarious "Your ass looks great in those." I SWEAR, I READ THAT PART TEN THOUSAND TIMES Anyway, I just wanted to say that the chapter was amazing, as always, and I can't wait for more. And I wanted to ask, if you already have an idea of how many chapters this fanfic will have? Lots of 💜💙

Omg!! How sweet 💖 I’m so glad you liked it. This part is probably my favorite (having Clarke slowly opening up to Bellamy and the family)!! I’m glad you liked the flirting 😛 there’s definitely a lot more of that in the next couple of chapters. I’m not 100% sure about how long this fic will be (since I’m still writing it) but if I had to guess I would say there are about 5 or so more chapters. Thank you so much for taking the time to send me this sweet message 💖

cinema-corner  asked:

Hi, I wanted to take a moment to say that I absolutely love your writing and it's a pleasure to read anytime, SWAS is a particular favorite of mine but I like them all. Also I know requests are open & if it's not too much I have an idea: Astrid strikes me as someone who'd laugh at the idea of being a mom, with her wanting to be right in the action and adventure like hiccup, but would love the thought after having to look after a baby who really likes her. What do you think. Workable scene maybe?

A/N: Okay, first–this is insanely late. I’m so sorry that I haven’t fulfilled this request until now.

And second of all–I put a little spin on it and placed her in the situation of caring for more of just, like, a little kid! On the other hand, I do have some snippets of interaction between Astrid and an actual baby saved in my drafts, but they felt a little not-as-good-as-they-could-be. I’ll get them out eventually!! :’)


From his place in the forge, he could easily see Astrid sitting a short distance away from the workshop.

She was seated in the grass with a young girl of five years sitting in front of her–a girl who Hiccup recognized to be Ragneid, the only child of the Haugen family. The two were stationed near a patch of small wildflowers; while Astrid skillfully twisted the child’s light brown locks into an intricate set of braids, the young girl babbled happily and weaved flowers into strands.

Hiccup couldn’t help but stop his work to watch the two bond.

It was a rare sight, after all.

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Korra Finale Musings

Alright, now that I finished posting long essays about heteronormativity and postmodernism, I can finally talk about the episode as a whole. Sorry to any who were annoyed with my Korrasami vomiting yesterday, but as I said, that was a culturally important thing that we witnessed. Photo recaps are coming too…I have a good number of scenes scripted. Will be in two parts because I don’t feel like uploading 200 photos in one go.

 

Anyway, as always, my musings:

  • I liked that Asami’s hummingbird mechs were their “only hope” for a bit, because when Varrick and Asami presented it, I thought it was so adorable naïve. Can you imagine how epic the battle would have been if Kuvira hadn’t destroyed their entire stock of them?
  • Wu and Pema were everything this episode, absolutely everything. She was like, entertaining people with hand puppets and he sang their way to rescue. I loved the badgermoles…great bit of nostalgia thrown in there. Pema is such a background character that at least she got a couple of humorous scenes. And as always little touches like the engineer grumbling about being kicked off the stand…just perfect
  • Meelo’s paint idea was good, but they could have kept throwing more stuff at the head even after the windshield wipers went off. Or if they’re trying to blind it, maybe have Suyin and Lin bend metal around its scope? I just feel like they had a lot more options against it.
  • As someone with an engineering background, Mega Maid drove me bonkers. I didn’t understand its mechanics with Kuvira metalbending it around, and it was so freakin’ nimble for something that size. The tow cable and hot-foot really should have done something, not to mention Kuvira should have been tossed around every time it crashed. The fact that her crew doesn’t all have severe head trauma is amazing.
  • I guess Opal’s fine? They glossed over the injured.
  • Suyin and Baatar Jr. was very, very believable for a mother/son. He done fucked up. So why was she so dismissive of Kuvira at the end? Well, Kuvira was the one who just destroyed the fucking city. Baatar was only a follower, and Kuvira is about 1000x more culpable for everything that happened. I think it’d be lunacy for Suyin to be like “we’re cool.” I do really, really want a comic of Su escorting Kuvira to prison and what (if any) conversation they had. That relationship seems so complicated and was really glossed over.
  • Aww, Varrick’s story about his chickenhorse was supposed to be romantic for Zhu Li. I’m sad he got interrupted.
  • Mechanics aside, the fight was animated beautifully. Just seemless and exciting.
  • As soon as Asami told her dad she loved him, I knew he was a goner. But there’s no other ending he could have had. Also, wow, Asami. You’re the most self-sacrificing and just good human there is, because he tried to kill you. Like, legit. I am not going to let that go, and I don’t see how she could, but it made for one hell of a moment (and she wasn’t majorly sidelined!).
  • That said, how did Hiroshi know anything about the Hummingbirds and Mega Maid? And did Asami never notice the plasma cutter in her office? The narrative is more important than those nitpicks, but comeone…
  • The action inside Mega Maid was great. I love that Mako got a heroic moment, because kid was in need of it. Bolin’s had his moments more recently. I also started laughing like a crazy when Su and Lin were like “we can do damage from the inside!” and then just indiscriminately started tearing apart the ship.
  • Korra vs. Kuvira was fantastic. That girl clearly got over her PTSD and it was just really cool, fluid fighting. Between two women. Like, my god. This isn’t something you get a lot, especially on a kid’s show.
  • Kuvira’s gun moment needed to happen, but like. I dunno guys, I still have issues with Kuvira as the big bad. She was an orphan so she was scared about being vulnerable, makes sense. She can’t communicate her emotions in a positive way obviously. But rising up and being a dictator and the prison camps for immigrants? It just was such a leap.
  • Korra’s handling of Kuvira and that conversation was a beautiful moment and so mature. Major props to Janet Varney for her voice acting…she’s been on point from the start. And seeing Korra’s emotional development over 4 seasons has just been fantastic. This was truly great, great television.
  • You guys know my thoughts on the end and Korra stepping into the next chapter of her life. I guess I can talk about that wedding, but it was just so full of camp and fan-service (in the best possible way) that there’s little more I can add.
  • When Korra told Tenzin she “needed” to go through that with Zaheer to be compassionate, I disagreed with her, but I could see why Korra as the character felt that way. She sacrificed herself for the Air Nation prior to her injury, so clearly the girl is empathetic. But this goes back to Korra Alone, when Katara told her that Aang found “meaning in his struggle.” Korra asked her what she would find, and Katara was like “dunno, but won’t it be exciting?” This is Korra’s punctuation mark on that moment, and this is where Korra felt she landed. It was beautiful.

I can’t believe it’s over, and I’m sad as hell about it, but it was also the perfect ending. I think this is a show that’s going to have a marked impact on TV for awhile, especially kid’s TV. It pushed every boundary it could and had such a wonderful character arc that I don’t see how people couldn’t love it. I can’t wait to rewatch it knowing where it’s headed (I find rewatching/rereading things always is very rewarding), so I can just soak in the wonderful, wonderful narrative that Bryke gave us for 4 seasons.

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Rough concept set for the awesome leversa’s idea of a brilliant, lavish rococo-themed ball~ Gotta be careful when you give me creative concepts like these, haha, I should have had the sketches finished a couple days ago but I was so enamoured with the designs and motifs of rococo! But again, the characters of Sorell were fabulous to work into these two little scenes, absolutely lovely residents.

I hope I’m going in the right direction here, hah^^ I’m off to romp through even more rococo interiors, ohoo.

anonymous asked:

What are your top 5 robron scenes?

This is a cruel question, anon, and i absolutely love you for it! ok… let’s do this:

5. i can’t imagine many people have the lodge scenes in their top 5 (although maybe there are more in this fandom who share my twisted love for them). this, for me, was the the declaration of love i’d been waiting for. yes, robert had said he loved aaron twice before, but from my perspective, this was the first time he properly meant it. before, he’d been saying it because aaron was close to breaking and robert needed to pull him back from the brink, and while i’m sure he did love aaron at that time, he didn’t want to say it. but here? robert had been entirely undone by aaron, he was a mess, and yet in this one, agonising moment, he needed to say it. he needed aaron to know that he loved him. and aaron, tied to a radiator, bleeding, terrified, heard those words, felt them in his very soul, and knew robert wasn’t lying.

4. as much as i do love the reunon kiss (in terms of acting, not in terms of timing for the couple, but that’s for another post), it was this moment which stood out for me. this was robert at his most open and loving, laying his heart on the line and stepping up for aaron. “i guess i want you to rely on me, too” - that’s what he’d said, and he meant it. he hadn’t been able to support aaron in the past, but he was going to do everything in his power to be there for him now. and aaron, who probably never imagined having someone who could love him this much, and who pushed those who did love him away, he hears robert’s words, takes them in, savours them, and then says “i know”. because he’s gone so long fighting robert’s love, doubted every second of robert’s affection, but now he can’t deny it. he knows robert, better than anyone, and he knows robert loves him more than anything in this world.

3. this was where the world tipped on its axis, where robert and aaron finally decided to commit. and it was quiet and tender and honest, everything they’d never managed before, just the two of them saying in the most basic of terms that they still wanted to be together, that through everything they were still willing to try. and it was beautiful.

2. so this is hugely influenced by the pride i felt for robert in this scene, but the reason it comes in at second place is because every other commitment robert and aaron made with each other was done behind closed doors (or by a lake). there was never anyone to witness it, and while i’m not saying they needed other people to validate how they felt for each other, this scene was massively important for two reasons: firstly, because this was robert finally saying aloud to a room full of people that he wanted to be with a man, that he loved aaron and was willing to have everyone know it. secondly, because it was the final ‘proof’ aaron needed that for robert, there was no going back, that he’d made his choice and he had chosen aaron.

1. is it much of a surprise that their first kiss is at number one? i can’t imagine anything ever taking this top spot, even if they eventually get married, it would still all be futile without this one, defining moment. this was where it all began. the moment they both consciously decided to do this, to make the move they’d both been skirting round for so long. and i love it not just for the passion which exuded from every second of this scene, but also for the sheer bravery of this pair - they took a leap of faith, neither of them knowing for absolute certain what would happen, but they jumped off the ledge together, hand in hand, and i am monumentally grateful that they did.

10

Just think twice about the man you’re involved with,
wouldn’t want to see you get hurt.

How to Reset Your Story

You’ve probably been told numerous times to stay away from “it was all a dream” when writing fiction, and this is sound advice. I don’t mind so much that it’s a cliche. The bigger issue seems to be the rug you just yanked from under your readers. They often feel cheated and unsatisfied if you tell them it was only a dream. 

But if you’ve been following my blog long enough, you know that I don’t like to think about the readers so much. You can’t think about readers while you’re still trying to write the damn thing. You should be using any method at your disposal to get a draft finished. So instead of running from “it was all a dream,” use it to your advantage. 

Don’t Scrap Your Beginning

My very first NaNoWriMo almost ended on Day 10 because I got all up in a huff about how disappointed I was in my story. The writing was weird, and the plot kind of curved off in a direction I didn’t like, and I just felt like deleting the entire document and starting from scratch. Until I realized I had written 6k words at that point, and starting over would have been a huge setback. 

So I employed the ultimate reset. It was all a dream. My character woke up and BAM! we started right back at the beginning, and I kept those first 6k words. 

Yes, the advantage here was that I didn’t have to lose a huge chunk of my word count, but let me tell you what else it did for me. 

  1. I stopped doubting the quality. I knew my beginning was awful, and by using such a huge cliche, I embraced the awful. I knew that my final draft would not include this weird, pointless beginning, and once my brain was out of the final draft mindset, it was much easier to write without caring how good it was. 
  2. The pressure to write a kick ass first line was gone. My first line was 6k words ago. We’re well into the story now. I got my reset without having to stare at that blank Word document for eons while I thought up the perfect first sentence. 

If you absolutely hate your characters and your plot, you can still use this. Have your character wake up and think, “I had a dream where I was this weird guy named Bob and he had all these weird friends…”

Give Your Character 11 Birthdays

So maybe Groundhog Day would have been a more recognizable reference, but I love 11 Birthdays, so I chose that instead. Anyways, if you like the general idea of your plot and your characters, but the scene went in a strange direction, you can still do this nifty reset. Have your character wake up and relive the same day over again. You don’t have to have your character acknowledge that they’re reliving it - just do it! Write your new ideas and see if it takes you further. 

If you’re really stuck, then do have your character realize it. Will they want to relive this day, or will they try to make changes? Or will their changes result in even worse outcomes? Have fun with it. You may not write this same plot in your second draft, but you could use this same character. And after reliving the same day with them over and over, you probably know exactly what they want and don’t want. That puts you in good shape for whatever plot your pursue in draft number 2. 

Don’t be afraid of either of these techniques. Use them as tools to move forward with your story instead of backwards. Anytime you feel trapped in a corner, just write your way out of it and move on to the next scene. 

self-doubting-writer-deactivate  asked:

Hi! I'm writing a scene in one of my chapters where sports is involved. I'd like to get into detail of how the game would be like but I have no idea how I'll start. Do you have any tips? Anyways, I absolutely love your blog! Thanks! :)

Thank you! I’d love to help, but since I don’t know what the exact support is you’re writing, I’ll go ahead and get together everything I can find on basic sport writing. The good thing is, no matter what the sport is, the writing should be the same–fast paced, action based, and engaging. Of course, you’re going to want to do your research and know the rules, know the terminology of the specific game (don’t say “goal” when you’re writing about basketball), but all of that can be found with a simple Google search. What’s more important is to note the adrenaline your character is feeling, the thoughts racing through their head; are they nervous? Are they imagining the embarrassment of tripping over their own feet? Do they fell the sweat on the back of their neck? Is the grass on the soccer field scratching their ankles, or are they so focused on the goal that they don’t feel a thing? Do they analyze the other players, note their expressions, the folds in their uniforms, or are they mapping out the field, playing each part of the turf like a battlefield, thinking up strategies? Each player is going to be completely unique, and chances are your reader–probably sitting on the couch with this book in their lap and not on the field–is going to care more about what the character is thinking, what they’re feeling, than they are about the game play by play: that’s what newspapers are for. Focus on your character, focus on descriptions, on the world you’ve built, and the sports will just become a background–important, but you don’t need to be an announcer to make it work. 

With that in mind, here are some tips for basic sports writing:

Thoughts on the Season 13 finale:

  • Biggest shocker: Clare is (most likely) pregnant with Drew’s baby. I have absolutely no idea how this is going to play out. My fingers are crossed for the pregnancy to bring them back together because Aislinn and Luke have great scene chemistry and I love Clare and Drew together but I won’t hold my breath because Degrassi doesn’t seem to root for relationships that have chemistry or believability
  • Bringing Eclare back: snore. @DegrassiWriters How many more times are you going to kill and then revive that relationship before you realize you’ve squeezed every drop of romance out of them already?
  • Major WTF at Drecky coming straight out of left field and becoming canon. Does anyone even enjoy them together? I’m not into it. I have no reason to be. There was 0 buildup. It wasn’t even transiently cute like Spemma. 0/10
  • Triles saved my life. It made Miles’ character 10x more compelling because his #richwhiteboy storylines were so irrelevant and boring. Let’s talk about how comfortable he was kissing Tristan and how he didn’t even care when Winston caught them. I’m looking forward to seeing where their relationship goes in Season 14 and how the two of them handle this newfound romance because it’s high time Degrassi had a male that identifies as something other than straight or gay