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A Matter of Time

Originally posted by yourboi-steverogers-imagines

Summary: (Soulmate Timer AU) Steve awoke with a start. A baseball game was playing softly on the radio. He sat up, incredibly disoriented. He looked to his right arm. 3 Years, 84 Days, 2 Hours, 0 Minutes, 5 Seconds. He’d woken up 70 years in the future. 


It was a surprise for Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, when on July 4, 1918, their son Steven was born with ‘95 Years, 14 days, 10 hours, 22 Minutes 35 seconds’ on his forearm. Steven Grant Rogers, sickly boy that he was, wouldn’t even meet his soulmate until well into old age.

Steve did his best to not let it bother him. Ever the optimist, he believed that it just meant that whoever he would meet in 75 years would be so special, they’d wait their whole lives to find one another.

Bucky had a different outlook. As one of the rare few without a timer, James Buchanan Barnes was basically the definition of ‘playboy.’ He saw it as 75 years for Steve to be with whoever the hell he wanted without having to settle down. The two friends weren’t really that alike when it came to matters of the heart.

Both philosophies faded into the background when they entered the war. Steve gave up the theories of finding love in favor of striving to survive. After the serum, Steve had more women (and some men) throwing themselves at him than he’d ever thought would.

The only person he even thought he might have a shot with was Peggy, but after Bucky fell he was far too consumed by his grief to do anything. As his timer slowly ticked downwards, he fought the good fight. His last hopes were winking out as he flew the plane into the ice.

Steve awoke with a start. A baseball game was playing softly on the radio. He sat up, incredibly disoriented. He looked to his right arm.

3 Years, 84 Days, 2 Hours, 0 Minutes, 5 Seconds. He’d woken up 70 years in the future.

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12x10

Yep, another picspam review. I mean, with this episode, how could I not? I was broken for a full two days, so of course it warrants me repeatedly smashing my face into the keyboard… which is pretty much what this entire post is. Face smashes and screencaps. (And boy howdy, do I mean screencaps. There’s a LOT. *rolls around in all of the caps*)

I actually did not have all that much time to get online yesterday, so this time around I don’t believe I’ll be unintentionally quoting any of you guys. \o/

First, I will share this… I get my legal digital copies from Google Play (I have Android everything, including a fucking television that’s running Android… of course I use Google Play and also ‘cuz fuck a whole lot iTunes). Someone at Google knows exactly what they’re doing because THIS is the picture they decided to use as the thumbnail of this episode. And I am DYING because this exact moment is when Cas says, “get out” and Sam is just staring like, “omg mental note do not fuck with Cas right now.”

Yah, that’s perfect. YOCKEY: I am Cas. Get the fuck out, you broke me. I am also Sam. I cannot believe you just did that jesus fuck.

(Side note: that picture is taken with my Android phone of my Android TV.)

That said.

Number of Obligatory Dean Wall Slams: TWOOOOO!!! Yockey, you speak to my heart.

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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!

My Worlds recap

Here I was, on March 30th, in my hometown Riga with bus and ferry tickets and most importantly - tickets to Ladies practice and Short Dance in my pocket. I could not believe I was going to Worlds after many years of living and breathing figure skating. This was a dream of mine that I thought would never come to life. It felt so surreal I had to pinch myself a few times. 😅

When me and my mom made it to the arena at 8 AM on March 31st, it was so difficult to hold back tears ( i am literally tearing up as i’m writing this 😂). Watching figure skating has been one of the biggest parts of my life for five (!!!) years now and I don’t think I can put my feelings towards it in just some sentences. It is better than all the movies because it’s the real life - but with the spectrum of emotions I only get to see in the cinema. It doesn’t only show “the movie” (aka the performance) but also every behind the scenes action (like the emotions before and after the performance, the training process, the challenges along the way) which makes it so much more interesting. So when I walked in the arena it felt like a dream come true. They didn’t have doors heading to each sector, but a curtain instead (to not make a sound every time someone enters or exits) and because it was the practice time for Ladies the curtains weren’t closed but fully open instead. So even when I had just come in the arena, I could already see a glimpse of the ice rink which felt so surreal and that was the first time it hit me so hard that I was actually really here - at the World Championships.

It felt fantastic to see stars like Ashley Wagner, Kaetlyn Osmond, Gabrielle Daleman, Evgenia Medvedeva, Anna Pogorilaya and Carolina Kostner skate so close to me (we were seated really close to the ice), to see their determined faces and to live through their great performances. Incomparably mesmerizing.

Before the short dance there was some time to kill so we just walked around and enjoyed the atmosphere which is SO unique! There is this buzzing feeling which makes you feel warm and welcomed and everyone looks nervously excited. We walked through every booth/shop there was, I even got some beautiful postcards from John Wilson Blades booth (they were handing them out for free?! 😧) with Ashley, Patrick, the Shibs and Chock/Bates. There I met a lovely French fan and we had a brief talk about our journeys as fans and let me add that it feels so weird to actually talk with someone about figure skating after you’ve mostly only shared your opinions online and have never had a legit conversation live??! 😂

Then it was the time for the short dance (oh my, hearing the ISU fanfare live was hands down the best experience ever 😂😂😂) . I have been a massive ice dance fan since forever and I am a big supporter of Tessa&Scott. They are the main reason I was actually here - I can’t put into words what they’ve done to me in these past years - they have held me up every time I felt down in various ways - with their performances, life stories or just small interviews. I just wanted to give back to them a little with my heartfelt support. However, I joined the V/M fandom in 2012 when everyone was furious about D/W and their success (which would happen in 2013 and 2014) and I quickly learned to be as bitter as everyone else. It feels sad to look back now and think that we used so much time to just talk about Meryl and Charlie - more than about great things of Tessa and Scott. I only understood this after T&S took a break after 2014 and I just became this casual ice dance fan who wanted to see the best in everyone and was listening to everyone’s stories of ups and downs. It was the same fantastic atmosphere - just without all the rage. During this period of time I really fell in love with Kaitlyn&Andrew, Maia&Alex and Gabriella&Guillaume. When Tessa&Scott came back I couldn’t believe how great I felt during the season - it was now 100 times more exciting as I had so many couples I loved and supported throughout (…well, i did love t&s a little more than anyone else though 😆) . And you have NO idea how much I loved the theme of this years SD. SOOOO much spunk and sass! I hope you don’t mind me saying that pretty much all of these were the best short dances I have ever seen from the top teams.

First of all, let me say a word about the atmosphere live. It is absolutely incomparable to the TV. The audience noises are lowered for about ten thousand times and are almost inaudible in the TV which is the biggest change. The ovations are so impressive you can’t believe them at first. Second of all, the skating skills and the speed is insane live. And thirdly of all, the costumes look SO. MUCH. DIFFERENT. (they are much more sparkly and colorful 😍✨).

I was actually worried that I might not last for seven freaking groups but the time went so fast. I still can’t believe the zamboni breaks. I swear to god they didn’t last more than five minutes 😅 (I always get cranky during the resurfacing breaks when I watch TV - feels like hours). From the first four groups couples that stood out for me the most were Smart/Diaz, Kaliszek/Spodyriev and Lauriault/Le Gac - they all had great stage presence and superb feel to the music.

Then the fifth group came. All of a sudden Tessa and Scott were on the ice and I was like one of these crazy Bieber fans who can’t stop their tears. I tried my hardest to bring the tears back but I miserably failed (I had promised myself that I would act NORMALLY NOT START CRYING ON MY FIRST OPPORTUNITY I AM SO WEIRDED OUT OF THE SUDDEN EMOTIONS THAT CAME OUTSIDE IN THAT MOMENT - I am a very reserved person who always puts herself together 😂). Tessa’s costume is SO much more beautiful live. I wasn’t a fan of it when I first saw it but DAMN she looked hot. Also the golden sparkles around the cutouts on the pants are basically not seen at all in the usual professional pics but they were actually unbelievably shiny. And Scott just has this amazing aura around himself. He seemed to ooze confidence but also some sort of humbleness. And OMG - they’re fast. But the thing that struck me the most was the non-touching step sequence. They did it once in the warm up and I legit thought it was some “easy version of this sequence without the hard steps just to get warmed up” and you can’t imagine how surprised I was when they performed it in the actual dance. It WAS the sequence. I swear it looked like anyone could do it. So light and easy. Now THAT was the moment I understood how superior they actually are. Everybody else’s StSq looked, you know, like a StSq should look like - a hard element hard to execute (don’t get me wrong - they were mostly done beautifully but it was visible that this is a hard element - which it is 😆). After the warm up ended I was probably still in shock so I have no recollection of the first two pairs in that group. Sorry. 😁 Then they came up on ice for a short warm up again while the previous teams scores were announced. And this includes the moment I think nobody has caught on camera (I don’t think I have seen any pre-sd videos at all which is such a shame). They were just gliding on ice separately with Tessa slightly in front of Scott. Then they started to slow down because they were coming to Marie France. And while they’re slowing down, Scott skates right in front of me with the biggest grin ever and his lovey-dovey eyes focused on Tessa’s back slightly in front of him. And that is the moment I calm down. His eyes bring the sense to me that everything is going to be okay and he is confident about it (i swear to god he’s a magician or whatever but that look was SO calming and surreal). And Tessa just turns her head, looks at his face and literally rolls her eyes with a smile on her face (okay i might’ve imagined the eye rolling but you all know that face when tessa looks at scott and thinks ‘god you’re such an idiot i love you’) and then they’re already with Marie France with last words before performance. The actual performance was unreal. They did their beginning moves right in front of me and that was SO sharp. Also when they did these moves there were quite few “eeeaaaww” kind of shouts or whatever the Michael Jackson kind of short screams sound. That was superb and I’m so sad NONE of them are audible during the actual recording. It gave a great atmosphere. Scott did the kneeling thing right before the end of the first section right in front of me which left such an impact. SOO much control. The blues sequence was hella smooth (and twizzles were ok but i was so scared about them) BUT THE LIFT. THE STADIUM FREAKING ERUPTED DURING THE LIFT. I felt as if I had wings and had been accepted into paradise. And then it ended and I was on my feet and there was an ocean of tears (whoops😅). It was an experience I will never forget.

Then it was time for Group number 6. I have to be honest - I was a little disappointed with Stepanova/Bukin. I’ve been a huge fan of their SD but seeing it live was a little bit underwhelming. It’s the way of skating - they skate “small”. However I still loved the choreography and their chemistry is certainly the best in the younger ice dancers field. If they can improve their skating skills, I’m completely on board.

Piper and Paul were a huge surprise for me. Even when they were warming up with everyone else, you could feel their presence the most. And let me just say this - Canadian men are superior dancers. Scott, Paul and Andrew all felt a bit similar to me. They makes themselves look extremely confident (i mean their skating skills also are 😍) and they lead their ladies better than anyone else - it just feels extremely natural. So, back to Piper&Paul. This was a huge hit in the arena (and for me!). The feeling was great throughout the performance and I just want to say it one more time - the skating skills (piper has improved so much)!! the twizzles! they took my breath. I have to admit I didn’t think this dance would actually work for me but it did.

Another team which surprised me in a good way were Bobrova&Soloviev. As the season progressed, I always felt as this program was a little “pushed”. They tried to bring the sass, but instead it came off as a vulgarity. However the forms they create on ice are very clean and blade work is beautiful so I was actually scratching my head after watching these two because I’ve never really liked them but somehow they look better live (I just don’t understand why?)

I was also delighted by Anna&Luca’s performance. That dress looked even more beautiful live and they also made me like them more than on TV. They just draw you in and you can’t do anything about it. I just wish they would be more versatile (but i still love them!)

The seventh group started with the Shibs who I think had the very close second short dance choreography-and-idea-wise behind T&S. I’ve absolutely adored this dance all the times this season and this was no exception. That lift was badass and man, those twizzles… I didn’t think that was going to leave such a big impact on me. SO sharp in every movement. Alex just needs improve his facial expressions a bit and then they’d be even more perfect (also maia is a literal goddess).

I have to say my sentimental favorites of the night were Kaitlyn&Andrew. Their skating on TV looks a bit like Stepanova/Bukin’s so I was a little bit worried that it would fall flat. It was the DIRECT opposite. I think their skating skills were second only to VM that night because damn, they skated with so much speed. And their chemistry just went sky high. Also that lift made the arena erupt (again😂). It looked so much more powerful than on TV. The move where Andrew just rolls Kaitlyn on his back was hands down one of the coolest of the night. I was just so happy to see them perform the best they can after some disappointing starts. It was truly wonderful and after they finished I was standing and in tears again. I thought they were terribly underscored, but oh well, #twizzles. (they are both also incredibly hot 😏🔥)

Gabriella&Guillaume were also amazing live. I loved that they did the most program to the blues music which I truly respect because it is so much harder to keep an audience interested with blues than with hip hop. But the slow section was amazing - the attention to details and the blade work was soooo smooth. I’ve got to say although Guillaume’s skating skills and dance moves are through the roof fantastic, he doesn’t “lead” his partner that well - the Canadian guys do it so much better. I don’t think he has any rivals in the “best male ice dancer by himself” category, but he has a lot to learn to be the best in the “best male partner in ice dance” nomination - he isn’t the full package yet. However I’m a big fan of hard work and dedication (and I’m sad people only appreciate Guillaume’s because he is the more gifted one) so I’m a big fan of Gabi, her personality and facial expressions during the performance. She sells everything better than Guillaume but I don’t think she’s being recognized enough for that.

Madi&Zach also surprised me live by looking far more polished than on TV. The movements were sharp and they’ve got this weirdly different blade quality compared to others that I can’t explain (but i liked it). I certainly was a bit cringey about the music at the beginning of the season, but I’ve got to say that crowd really appreciated it and I was also on board. I smiled so hard when the scores came up because I absolutely love it when underdogs show everyone what they’re capable of.

Last up were Madi&Evan and this unfortunately turned out the same way I felt about Stepanova/Bukin. I had also been a big fan of this SD all season but their way of skating didn’t seem to impress me. I had also liked how Evan just tossed around Madi various times in the program but live it just seemed a little too much? BUT I totally respect that they have worked so much with their chemistry because it was nonexistent some years ago but now they just scream the word “FIIIIREEEEEE”. 😉

Afterwards there were about a hundred of people making a crowd close to the door which skaters entered to go to the draw for the FD. Well, I think it’s not a very good way to get a skaters autograph. They are very tired after the competition and it’s not even over - there’s still the FD so they got to keep focused. I think a moment between a skater and a fan should be much more personal than just blocking an entrance just to get your autograph. I don’t know, it just made me a little uncomfortable when everyone was waiting for them just to come like they’re some sort of zoo animals or whatever. I didn’t want any autographs or anything, it was just SO hard to get through the far-too-excited crowd (to the exit of the arena) I decided to wait until they go away. I didn’t even register that I was standing right after the entrance to the draw (where it wasn’t crowded at all, in fact I was like the only person there) and the wall was from glass so you could see the skaters after they entered the “closed zone”. And then I turned my head and saw FREAKING TESSA AND SCOTT in the closed zone. About a meter from me there was this crazy crowd waiting for skaters and turning their heads in the other direction while I was enjoying my view of Tessa and Scott having a conversation. 😄 They were kind of afar from me though and I was trying my best not to stare ('they are not animals and it is rude to do that’ I muttered to myself) - I don’t think they even saw me because they looked completely in ease as the glass wall separated them from everyone. Then they left further for the draw and I couldn’t see them anymore. Tessa&Scott were already in the closed zone because they skated early but the skaters from the last group still had to come. I’ve got to say it was a bit sad to see the guards having a hard time taking the skaters from the crowd to the closed zone. People went crazy every time someone came. But I, still not accompanied by anyone, just had the best view of my life of skaters like Maia&Alex, Kaitlyn&Andrew, Gabi (Guillaume didn’t show up because he was getting his hand stitched) , Piper&Paul, Madi&Evan and Madi&Zach after they had gone through the crowd. Madison Hubbell actually turned around to see the crowd once again, laughed, then turned in the other direction, saw me all by myself, smiled and waved at me! 😎😱 I was so surprised but also very thankful for such a nice gesture! (jeez, but I hope I didn’t look like those weird, creepy stalkers 😁). The crowd finally went away and I got to walk out normally.

My journey was over but the memories were never going to fade. It was an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world as it brought the whole spectrum of emotions to me. It was the best day of my life. I can never thank enough to my mom who came up with this idea and travelled with me. We had the most fantastic time ever. ❤️

(thanks for reading, this was suuuuper long 😂)

4x04 Personal Highlights

So I know that there has been a lot of negativity surrounding this past episode, but I would like to point out that it was far from being all bad and I would say it was a hell of a lot better than episode four from LAST season (aka. my least favourite episode of this show, ever) there was actually some good shit buried in this episode that I would like to address.

Never too much positivity, right fam?

Okay, I’ll get to it.

1. “Bellamy should be back by now.”

I mean, it’s self-explanatory. Even the C/exa queen is writing us some Bellarke shit .. hmm, I wonder why? Maybe cause she has to? Maybe cause Bellarke is becoming canon? Huh, weird.

2. Monty being a total babe and trying to comfort Clarke

It only serves to make the absence of his name on The List that much more painful, but I love seeing Monty trying to cheer Clarke up. He’s such a beacon of light. @the-ships-to-rule-them-all and @abazethe100 talked on their podcast about how its not just Monty’s brain and skills that make him invaluable, but who he is at his core - a source of optimism and support. He holds people together. I thought it was worth mentioning because @theskyboxpodcast is always good, but I especially loved that bit.

3. Devon’s acting

The writers truly could not have picked a better actor to play Jasper. He kills it, over and over and over again. Devon is the perfect mix of humour and tragedy that makes Jasper so heartbreaking and unique. He brings life to this character in a way that few actors could. That scene in the rain perfectly demonstrates this.

(UNRELATED: I’d love to see how Jaha was managing out on that lake when he heard about the acid fog. The possibilities are never-endingly humourous.)

4. Kane calling out Octavia

This scene was soooo validating because its the first time that Octavia’s actions have TRULY been called out. And it wasn’t just a brief call-out, it was an entire lengthy scene dedicated to why Octavia’s actions are NOT being supported by the narrative and are NOT right or honourable. 

“A warrior knows when not to kill. Lincoln taught you that. You seem to have forgotten.”

FINALLY RECOGNITION THAT A WOMEN WITH A SWORD IS NOT ALWAYS BADASS AND EMPOWERING. IT TAKES MORE THAN THAT. IT TAKES HONOUR

And to those of you who were screaming about Octavia never dealing with the consequences of her actions after … what? 4x02? YOU COULDN’T WAIT TWO EPISODES??? WHY DO YOU JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS WHY DO YOU TORTURE YOURSELVES? Short rant concluded. This was a top-knotch scene. 

5. LUNA

She is so gorgeous and her voice is so soothing. She makes every episode better just be existing.

6. THE ISLAND IS SO COOL

I’M SO GLAD THAT ALIE’S MANSION IS NOT THE ONLY THING WE GET TO SEE OF THIS ISLAND. THE WHOLE INTRIGUE SURROUNDING BECCA AND HER LAB AND THE DRONES AND THE “MUTANT LINE” AND THE MYSTERIOUS THINGS THAT ALIE’S SECURITY IS “PROTECTING” THEM FROM IS SO INTERESTING AND ITS SO DIFFERENT FROM ANYTHING THIS SHOW HAS DONE BEFORE AND BOY AM I EXCITED TO FIND OUT WHAT’S GOING ON AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THIS STORYLINE. AND ALSO I, AND A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE, TOTALLY PREDICTED THAT THEY WERE HEADED BACK TO ALIE’S ISLAND TO FIND A LAB OF SOME SORT BACK IN THE HIATUS SO GOOD-WORK TEAM. NOTHING GETS PAST THIS FANDOM, I SWEAR.

7. Jackson being a total babe and helping out Raven this episode/showing compassion and concern

So I’ve seen people shipping it and I am … oddly, not opposed??? I mean, he’s sweet and that banter was nice and he’s a doctor which means he’s probs smart and also can help her out with her pain (kinda) and it will never happen but I CAN DREAM OKAY? 

Also, Jackson is Jackson’s only name. I’m sorry, I don’t make the rules. You will never hear me referring to Jackson by any other name. #dealwithit

8. “Save us all” sounds like “keep us all clean” in Trigadesleng because apparently Grounders know their priorities

I guess this explains why L.exa had that deep conditioned shit last season while Clarke was progressing through her slow but steady evolution into a dirty mop

9. “I’ve never met a line I wouldn’t cross.”

Richard you get the best lines. And you slay them every time.

10. MURPHY AND RAVEN’S DYMAMIC

I’M SO EXCITED. Lindsey and Richard are both a thrill to watch and they’re both so sassy and their history is just … WOW. They haven’t had many scenes together ever since that KILLER scene in the dropship where we learned Murphy’s backstory which is a total crime because THEIR CHEMISTRY SERIOUSLY FLIES THROUGH THE ROOF.

I do think Murphy was trying to get on Raven’s good side when he grabbed her and helped her to safety and it was definitely for his personal motives, but I do also believe that a large part of him wanted to do it as an attempt to make up for fucking up her life so bad as well. It’s such an interesting dynamic to watch.

Just want to clarify that I don’t ship it because … y’all he literally shot her and paralyzed her why do you do this?? But I definitely want to see more of them on my TV screen

11. Dad!Kane cupping his son’s face

Need I say more?

12. “Warriors don’t reveal their secrets.”

AND ECHO LOOKS AT BELLAMY BECAUSE HE DIDN’T CAVE AND REVEAL THEIR SECRETS BECAUSE MY BOY IS SO STRONG 

13. Ice Nation is SO much more interesting than Trikru

BYEEEEEEEEEEEEE

14. “Remember that time we welded your dad’s furniture to the ceiling? Now THAT was a prank.”

I WOULD SAY SO MONTY LMAO THIS IS SO EXTRA AND I LOVE IT

CLASSIC JONTY I CAN CLEARLY ENVISION THEM DOING THIS

15. “You’re not God, Clarke. You don’t get to decide who lives and dies.”

Hmm … that’s an interesting line. Almost like it might be … I don’t know … A major theme of the show or something?

Also A++ delivery Devon. Kudos.

16. This show is SO GOOD with moral dilemmas

They truly do bring their A-Game every season. The List is just one example of these so-called moral dilemmas. There truly is no right choice. Clarke was pragmatic, everything she did made SENSE. But was it moral? Was it humane? That’s another story, and it’s one these writers are not afraid to tell.

17. Monty and Clarke’s interactions are all so on point

“You’re the one going too far and using the same old justification: it’s all for my people.”

ANOTHER MAJOR THEME ALERT

Monty is spilling the tea this episode and while I understand Clarke’s mindset and sympathize with her for dealing with the pressure on her shoulders, everything that Monty said in this scene was absolutely 100% true, and it’s going to come into play in Clarke’s character arc this season, I am sure.

18. Raven’s struggle with her leg is so real

Kim perfectly captured the struggles that Raven has to deal with and how her leg, while limits her physical ability, certainly does not limit her determination, her skill, and her brain. 

19. “What if the fight is all we are? We torture, kill, betray. We pretend we’re more than that just to make ourselves feel better, but it’s a lie.”

I love this line so much. This episode encapsulates so many themes and big ideas of the show (and it grapples with morality in hugeeeee ways) and I’m loving it.

20. “You’re not a prisoner, Luna. You have a choice.”

Raven putting her gun down and saying this to Luna is SO important, especially when you think about how Clarke tried to force the flame on her in 3x14. Free will was a major theme last year and I’m glad to see it paying off now.

21. Jaha swooping in and stealing that crowd

Listen. I know that there are many conflicted opinions on Jaha and I know that lot of people hate him. But I have never been more intrigued. His story this season is sooo interesting. I have no idea what to expect from him. I feel as though he is so disconnected from the other characters at this point in the narrative that he’s a complete wild card. Do I trust him or not? Should I? What are his motives? What knowledge does he have that the other characters don’t?

He’s so fascinating to me in that he is completely unpredictable. His story this season could break off in just about any direction. 

This scene was really fun to watch. Clearly, Jaha’s years of being a Chancellor comes in handy with a crowd. He knows what to do, what to say, to sway them. It reminds me of Bellamy, in a way, actually. Say what you will about Jaha, but he has a way with words and he knows how to inspire people. I can’t wait to see how this goes. 

(I totally think that lottery is bullshit and I think that Jaha realizes this, but he’s manipulating the crowd. We’ll see how this blows up in our faces later.)

“The people need to feel like they have a say in their fate.”

Another interesting line that I enjoyed. Just wanted to point it out.

22. “It’s the only choice you gave yourself. If you think you have the best idea, you have to convince people, not lie to them. Or lock them up.”

So choices and free will and truth and morality are all big focusses of this episode. People seem to overlook how much great thematic stuff is in 4x04 but there’s a lot and it’s great.

23. Becca’s lab is bomb AF

24. BOB MORLEY DESERVES A FUCKING EMMY PLEASE AND THANK YOU

25. “Take me home.” 

BECAUSE EVEN AFTER ALL THIS TIME ARKADIA AND THE SKY PEOPLE ARE STILL OCTAVIA’S HOME BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE BELLAMY IS (or so she thinks) AND HELLO YES I’M STILL EMO

anonymous asked:

If you directed/wrote K2, what would be in it?

MY GUY, thank you for this ask and I apologize because this is a mess but I had a lot of feelings, none of them even remotely promising I literally just dumped all my feelings into this, but here it is!!!!

  • So taking into account that most movies are like two hours long
  • roughly 1.5 hours of Harry and Eggsy crying and hugging and talking about their feelings
  • maybe 30-45 minutes of Merlin’s big gay fabulous wedding, ending with Eggsy drunk and singing a duet with Elton John on a piano
  • this would be my ideal and I guarantee it would flop at the box office and I would be visibly pushed out of Hollywood but fuck it, I would build a house out of the straight to DVD cases and I would live a happy fucking woman in it

Ok but here are some slightly better, but not by much, ideas,

  • When Harry and Eggsy reunite, I want them to be visibly moved. It doesn’t have to be sad and angsty. Let Eggsy be excited and relieved and happy Harry is alive. Let Harry apologize profusely for the words he said, tell Eggsy how proud he is, how good he had done
  • I want Eggsy to be clever and smart and loyal and good at his job, but I want him to keep his heart and be exhausted and bothered by a mission gone wrong and feeling like he has yet to earn his place
  • I want Harry to deal with doubt and PTSD regarding V-Day, I want him to be honest with Eggsy and how proud he is and not be ashamed to show it; and I want Eggsy to smile at Harry and not brush it off or make some fucking lame joke about it, I want him to say thanks, Harry, thanks for giving me this chance and believing in me
  • More of Eggsy being badass: give me a long ass car chase scene (booyoyyyyyyy, i am such trash for Eggsy being a cocky little shit while navigating the fucKINg streets of LONDON BACKWARDS WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT WHY DID NO ONE COMMENT ON THIS AT ALL DURING THE MOVIE), Eggsy using his gymnastic skills, maybe more hand to hand combat
  • Harry wouldn’t show up until maybe ¼ of the way through. Maybe fanfic spoiled me but I like this in between stage where Eggsy and co come to terms with Harry being gone
  • EGGSY LIVING IN HARRY’S HOUSE, opening scene: Eggsy going about his morning, getting on his suit, combing back his hair, staring in the mirror and he does the cheeky grin back at JB. Says something corny like “Feels like a good day to save the world, JB” but there needs to be a melancholy to it. Like he lingers in the door. Maybe Harry’s umbrella is there. Fingers tighten on the door before he closes it and walks down the mews ;________;
  • Maybe Harry doesn’t show up until the shop explodes? Not that he emerges from the rubble but he’s been incognito, maybe trying to uncover the extent of Kingsman being compromised, all across the world, and he HAS to go see if everyone’s okay
  • OH maybe Eggsy is in the hospital and Harry has the same “:O :|” face Eggsy had in the first one, low key this is all fanfic shit I want to see COME TO LIFE
  • I want that Statesmen to be fucking badass. I want them to gentleman. I want them with thick southern accents and calling everyone darling and wearing fucking three piece suits with pocket watches. They drink bourbon. They smash bottles over their enemies heads. They do bar brawls that put Harry to shame. Eggsy is instantly in love and thinks they are aces
  • ROXY WITH A FIGHT SCENE GIVE IT TO ME
  • I want Harry to be openly gay. Like, not in your face, but just states it and it’s there and everyone’s fine with. Badass spy who is unabashedly open about his sexuality. Wanna subvert shit, Vaughn? Do that. I know it’s pretty much certain Merlin is getting that but why stop at one? Eggsy is bisexual p.s. and Roxy is probably at least bi, if not a lesbian
  • So everyone is talking that Elton John is there for the gay wedding, but I honestly think that he’s doing the Saturday Night song, which is a fucking fantastic song, and yeah. That’s all I gotta say
  • Give me more Kingsman with lines and personalities and revealing how the whole thing works
  • Eggsy flies a plane because why not
  • More time with Harry and Eggsy hanging out in his house because I need it redo on the breakfast scene??? Vaughn???? VAUGHN
  • Eggsy being shown having a wonderful relationship with his mum, his friends and sister
  • Eggsy and Channing’s character better have time together because my basic bitch ass is shipping it already GIMME A NAME, I DECLARE MYSELF THE CAPTAIN OF THIS TINY SEA VESSEL
  • I’m hella excited for both Halle Berry and Julianne Moore because we get to see more women as spies and leaders, not damsels in distress and love interests
  • clash of English and American cultures, like it’s gonna be a fucking riot. Dumb sequence where they confuse their lingo, I don’t know what… like biscuits. Eggsy’s looking for cookies and asks for biscuits and the Statesman are like “for a snack??? Alright then” and like two hours later come out with fucking homemade biscuits and that delicious sausage gravy and Eggsy’s just like “what the fuck, mate I just wanted some fucking Jaffa cakes”
  • I feel like Chesters betrayal runs deeper than just killing Harry. He thought he was going to win, that Valentine’s plan was going to come to full fruition. What was he gonna do with the other Kingsman? What was he going to do with it when V-Day was over? What were his intentions? Someone out there was working with him and maybe they are coming back for vengeance or to complete their mission what’s this an actual plot idea??!! not just my dumpster ideas!!!
  • Drinking competition between Kingsman and Statesmen: who wins, bourbon or scotch? Answer, no one. Everyone gets absolutely fucked and Eggsy breaks a table by back flipping off of it and the Statesmen decide to take the Brits cow tipping and no one is functional the next morning. 
  • Harry is an insufferable shit and Merlin ages by decades in every scene
  • I couldn’t even begin to fathom what a plot would be to top what happened in Kingsman. That’s why I write drama and angst and slice of life, not missions and action and adventure. 
  • Give me more Ryan and Jamal. Like just let Eggsy get all happy and loose with his friends, forget his worries for a bit, just be himself again but he spends all his time gushing about his fit boss and Jamal and Ryan are just DONE
  • Just more of how Kingsman works. I want the inner workings, training recruits, maybe Eggsy and Roxy looking for their own, more of the manor–do they have a gym? A training course for stunt drivers? Who else works there? What do they do? What is their office Christmas party like? Do they tell tales of Merlin, the man with the magic eight ball head? Is it Harry who started the rumour?

In conclusion, don’t let me write movies. It would be an absolute disaster and there would be zero coherent plot. Just fandom pandering and dumb jokes, like shitposts come to life

Shay Cormac x Reader: The Irish Father

Originally posted by marishash

[Request for @brookie4cookiesThe reader ends up a widowed mother with her little girl to think of—running into Shay Cormac a few times through her living in the American Colonies with Shay becoming close to the reader and her daughter in the process.]

Your name: submit What is this?

Your child’s name: submit What is this?

Your husband’s name: submit What is this?

The night was cold, but you expected no less when it came to the weather of New York. Honestly, you wouldn’t be out in it much longer. You had everything you needed for dinner tonight, and now all that was left was to get home—back to the warmth of the fire and to the welcome embrace of your husband, H/N.

“Mamma!”

It was a voice as pure and innocent as heaven itself. Your little girl, only four-years-old, was hurrying to you with her favorite, handmade doll tucked away in her arm. Her small hand grabbing at your dress, she tugged upon it even if your gaze alone would tell her you were attentive to her needs. “What is it, C/N?” you asked, moving one free hand to the top of her head while the other kept the basket of food you needed for dinner.

Just as she was about to respond, the both of you were caught off guard by the sound of a man falling out of the nearby alleyway with another swooping down on top of him like a predator that had found its prey. Breaths caught, you instinctively outstretched your arm to keep your child safe from harm as you saw a hooded man hovering over the unsuspected stranger with a blade, which was jetting from under his wrist, engaged.

Seeing the blade shining in the light of the night made you feel weak in the knees at the thought that you and your poor innocent child were to see someone being murdered. However…your little girl’s scream pierced the night and caught the hooded man’s attention.

He looked to you then, but it was hard to see him clearly from under his disguise accompanied with the veil of night. His hand with the blade stalled as he obviously was startled by your presence alone and…your daughter (as he appeared to be gazing at her the most intently).

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Living A Normal Life (Part One)

Summary: You and Ian Somerhalder are a couple and are both part of The Vampire Diaries cast. This is a story of you and him wanting a normal life together, out of the camera’s eyes.

Pairings: Ian x Reader

Warnings: none

Word Count: 2045

Living A Normal Life: Part Two, End

(gifs not mine, credits to owners)

You stood on the mark where you were supposed to be, in the living room, and when Jeffrey, the episode’s direction said action, you went into motion.

Scene in Flashback

-1928 New York-

A few weeks upon meeting each other and (y/c/n) letting Damon stay in her mansion,(y/c/n) was the girl to bring boys home rather than Damon bringing girls home because he wants to prove to her he’s changed from being the playboy that he was. “Really, (y/c/n/n)? There you are, bring a different boys to bed every night while I’m being the nice guy!” He said, getting tired of her actions.

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Some Observations From The Last of Us Part II Trailer

I’m someone who loves to look into things way too much and over analyze every little detail of stuff. I also love The Last of Us and am way too excited for part two. Anyways, here are my observations/thoughts/whatever!

1. Ellie is using her tattoo in order to cover up her scar!

Interestingly, the tattoo appears to be of a plant of some kind. I’m no plant expert, so I can’t say what plant it’s supposed to be. However, the choice of using a plant–a symbol of life–to cover up Ellie’s scar is an interesting one when you consider that Ellie carrying the cure for the infection is what could ultimately save lives. Or, looking at it from a different perspective, it gives off the image of hiding behind brush from those who might be looking for you (especially with The Last of Us being a game that relies so heavily on stealth and staying hidden). Could this imply that there are still people out there looking for Ellie as she remains in hiding?

2. The weapon that Ellie used to kill the man in the bedroom is a machete.

This is probably one of the most important details of the trailer for me. It is entirely possible that Ellie made use of a gun at some point during this ordeal (as evidenced by the blood splatters on the bathroom wall). But the only gun that we physically see within the trailer is Joel’s. The reason why the machete stands out to me so much is largely in part because it’s such a personal weapon. It’s a weapon that requires you to get in close and feel your enemy’s blood on your hands. It’s a violent and aggressively harsh weapon, but you still need to use a fair amount of strength to kill someone with it. This is unlike a gun, which can you can use to fight from a distance without making any kind of direct contact. It’s less personal.

So, showing that Ellie used a machete to kill this man shows just how personal this mission is to her. She’s fueled by hate and anger, and is more than willing to get blood on her hands to accomplish what it is that she wants to do (interestingly, the first shot we see of Ellie in the trailer in her blood covered hands). I think it’s also worth noting that a machete is also the weapon that she used to kill David in the first game. That kill being her most memorable, as well as her most emotionally-driven one. It was also the scene that appeared to take away whatever was left of Ellie’s innocence.

3. The first time we see Joel in the trailer, he is a shadowed figure entering into the house in a white light.

White lights in media and literature are often used as a tool to represent purity and salvation. Plus, a figure walking through a white light is almost seen as being Christ-like or Godly in some way. To go along with that, the lyrics Ellie sings at this moment are, “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life”. As such, the symbolism is pretty clear in that it makes Joel appear to be this merciful, Christ-like figure walking into the doors of Hell, darkness, and death who will follow Ellie through Hell. His relaxed disposition, clean clothes and soft tone add on to this as well.

But what doesn’t fit the bill here is that, based on the evidence from the first game, we know that Joel is the furthest thing from merciful–even calling him “good” is a stretch. We know that he’s a character driven on selfish desires who does what he has to do in order to survive. He isn’t afraid to take out an entire camp of people if it means surviving, and he won’t show people mercy if the ones he loves are at risk. As such, could this suggest that something has changed within Joel during this four year gap? It at least seems to suggest that whatever is going on is something that is more personal to Ellie than it is to Joel. Could we be seeing a role-reversal of sorts where Ellie is the one acting on morally gray, selfish desires this time while Joel watches on and keeps her in line so she doesn’t lose herself completely? Just food for thought.

5. Going off of that, the lyrics, “I can’t walk on the path of the right, because I’m wrong” speak pretty clearly to the tone and theme of the game. Whoever wronged Ellie did so in a way that may have been “for the better” or morally righteous to some degree. However, it still had a personal effect on Ellie, and now Ellie knows that what she’s doing is wrong. If she decides to “go through with this”, as Joel says, then she’ll no longer be able to walk on the path of the right. Ellie is completely aware of the consequences of her potential actions and that it’s definitely wrong, but she doesn’t care.

6. Ellie stating, “I’m gonna find, and I’m gonna kill, every last one of them” seems like a shout-out to the title of the series! (Last of Us vs. Last of Them)

I could write about all of this in more detail, but I just wanted to give a brief run down of my thoughts because it’s been on my mind so much lately! I’m so excited for this game!

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (2015) Review: Has Spoilers

The AssClass fandom is really busy these days. We have an ongoing manga with interesting plot twists every single chapter, the 1st season of the anime has ended, and then now we have the first live-action film.

At least for me, this review was interesting to write. Perhaps less exciting (both to read and write) than the Kamisama no iu Toori review, but I had a tougher time doing this. 

There are spoilers. Be warned. :)


Plot and Directing

The plot was average, nothing too stellar. One thing I liked was that the jokes and comedic moments were well-timed and they were spread evenly across the duration of the film. The production team gave many nods to the source material, such as combining the mission of peeping at Korosensei and the class guys’ tank project. We had some of the guys sneaking towards the girls’ bathroom to check on their ‘development’, but it was doubly hilarious to see them snooping around with acrobatics and treating the whole thing extremely seriously like some top-secret spy mission. The 'looser’ guys were all part of the mission…and then we have Nagisa, who was made to join. xD The best part came when the girls were chasing Korosensei and the boys scrambled madly to leave when they heard footsteps, only to have Nakamura arrive on the scene mid-chase and see Nagisa alone outside the girls’ bathroom. And Nagisa proceeded to act like a girl and furiously claim that he was Kayano (*W*) while trying to hide himself. Another great scene was the Karma and takoyaki scene, which will be further mentioned later.  

It was unfortunate, however, that the film fell victim to Adaptational Distillation. Many things were either adapted out or slightly changed, which would have actually been fair if not for the fact that it compromised the plot and the pacing quite a bit. Things felt as if they were only lightly scraping the top of the pudding and it lacked a certain sense of depth and sincerity to it, resulting in me not being able to connect as deeply with the film as I liked. The class also had a lot of characters and there was a time limit, so the lack of development and focus on certain characters was a given. Certainly, there were particular adjustments that were justified, such as having Karma ace his tests, since the first test was adapted out and him aceing would have ensured that Karma received enough focus as the second male lead. However, I wished that they could have kept the original idea of getting a vacation on an island. Having the attempt in the schoolyard just somehow made it feel very scaled down. (And for Ikemen fans: Isogai the class rep took a backseat, which was really a pity, since the original character is one of the key members of 3-E outside the main trio. He had an even smaller part than Terasaka’s gang. But then the actor was quite adorable looking hahah I wanted to squish his cheeks. But I digress.) Takaoka’s revenge also felt quite forced, since it was the section of the film that was subjected to the greatest degree of Adaptational Distillation. There was no infiltration attempt, and no battle against the three pro-assassins. Fuwa didn’t get to show her deductive skills. Hayami and Chiba were given passing mention in the first half of the film when Karasuma was mentioning students with potential, but that was it. There was no gunfight, which could have been used to create tension in the story and let Hayami and Chiba grow emotionally (since they had just missed killing Korosensei). Nagisa didn’t crossdress to emphasise the fact that he had androgynous looks (Yamada has crossdressed before btw); Yada didn’t get to put Bitch-sensei’s lessons in use. Karma did not get to fight with Old Man Nu and display his fighting prowess either. There were a lot of missed opportunities for potential character development, and most of Class 3-E was relegated to background scenery, which was a pity, since some of the students had quite decent acting skills. The suspense of having to fight a unknown enemy was the highlight of the Summer Vacation Arc. Instead, we had Karma and Nagisa climb up a electricity cable tower (what do y'all call that? there aren’t any where i live so…) and fighting Itona. Why up the tower? The logic behind this escapes me. Wouldn’t that have been more dangerous than staying on ground and trying outwit Itona? Which couldn’t have been too hard, seeing that Karma and Nagisa are intelligent people. The way Itona was defeated was also too much of an easy resolution. Director-san, are you meaning to tell me that you had two middle-schoolers climb up a tower, and an electricity cable tower without any safety equipment no less, just to let rain fall sooner onto Itona? I am beginning to wonder if one of the requirements to watch this plot is to have the IQ of a preschool kid. The Takaoka vs Nagisa confrontation fell rather flat too. Yes, there was no Lovro in the filmverse, but the film could have had Nagisa successfully 'assassinate’ Takaoka on his own and thereby highlight that he possessed the overwhelming talent which it had been so diligently foreshadowing all this while. In this aspect, I think some of the manga fans might be disappointed.

[this can also be put under Effects:]

I have a bone to pick with the usage (or rather, the overusage) of certain effects too. When used appropriately during dramatic moments, #Dramatic Slow-mo heightens the tension present on screen. However, the film had multiple #Dramatic Slow-mo scenes within a relatively short period of time, and each subsequent #Dramatic Slow-mo decreased in effectiveness as the audience can’t help but go: 'Yet another one?’ And if one ever uses #Dramatic Slow-mo, be sure to offer a follow-up/resolution to the tension. You can’t build up the anticipation with the foreshadowing of Nagisa’s hidden talents, and have his greatest display of that talent to be the ability to take insults and act to drag time out for the class! Where is the 2nd assassination attempt on Takaoka? This brings me to the topic of the supposed climax. A climax is one which surpasses all the rest of the scenes; the highest point in the story. The directing disappointed me in this aspect as the plot seemed rushed toward the end, and a golden opportunity to create a second high slipped away right in front of the audience’s very eyes. My anticipation kinda fell flat as the supposed climax was of a lower energy than even the normal scenes. Putting it bluntly, it was anti-climatic. Yes, Kayano was being hung over cement with the threat of death and half of Class 3-E was down with a virus, but it all somehow felt lame after all the fights and assassination attempts peppered throughout the film. Takaoka went down wayyyyy too easily. (Blame also falls on Adaptational Distillation.) Granted, there is a dilemma between choosing the quality and flow of the story and the time limit for the film given to you, though I half-wished that they could have transplanted some of the excessive time from The Hobbit into here.

Cinematography and Visual Effects

Since the story had an octopus teacher as one of its main characters, CG played an important role in the film. I was initially worried about the CG for Korosensei, but it seemed my fears were unfounded as he was superbly done. A lot of attention was paid to detail and to make him seem as real as he could possibly be. When Korosensei was talking with Karasuma, they made him seem as if he was really physically behind the slightly grimy glass windows. Another scene I liked was when Korosensei was moving around the class, and his reflection was seen in the glass window, with the correct sense of distance and proportion displayed. This goes up and beyond the level of detail available even in mangas and animes, and I must say that the effects team really did a good job.

The cinematography for this film was rather interesting. One could tell that the people in charge of lighting and colours (what are they called lol) and the cinematographer had coordinated to tell the story by varying the atmosphere with different colours in various shades of vibrancy and intensity. But when it came to interesting cinematography and presenting methods, the scene with Karma and the takoyakis took the cake. Instead of just merely choosing to present it in a normal method, the team chose to do it in a manga-ish format, with panels on the screen separated by the famous white manga borders that moved along with the action. It added dynamism and liveliness to the scenes and emphasised the characters’ reactions further, allowing the reactions of various groups of people to be shown across the screen simultaneously. This helped to greatly propel the comedy factor in the film too, and was probably my favourite scene in the film. One seriously needs to watch this scene to fully appreciate its awesomeness. (on a sidenote: Karma and the takoyakis….sounds like a good band name HAHAH)

Acting

Ninomiya’s voice acting was unexpectedly good. I admit I was worried since Fukuyama Jun had done such a great job in the anime and Nino wasn’t a pro voice actor, but the moment I saw the trailer, I was utterly convinced about Nino’s skills. Since they were two different people, it was obvious that they would sound different. But what was most important was that the feelings and emotions of the character are transmitted across to the audience, and I believe that Nino did a pretty good job on that. His 'Nurufufufu’ was especially similar to Fukuyama’s original and it had me wondering initially whether they had Fukuyama reprise the role in the film. On the other hand, I still believe that Nino has some room for further improvement, since there were some instances where his voice lost the 'Korosensei spark’ and was a bit weak in expression. I know that he can be even better than what he had shown us, as evidenced by his Korosensei laugh; he just needs to work on it a bit more. Either way, I cannot wait to hear him again in the sequel , where I believe his skills will be even more matured than before.

Yamada as Nagisa was convincing. I agreed with him when he thought he would be getting the role of Karma instead since he had a colder characters from previous projects and his image is also the cool type. But perhaps getting a character as Nagisa would do well to help him expand and increase his versatility as an actor, since he has been doing TV for quite long and he didn’t really had many characters with similar dispositions as Nagisa. I liked how he showed that Nagisa was physically weak, and yet when he was required to reveal his 'bloodlust’, he can instantly switch to a cold and eerie smile reminescent of  Zekki from the tv series Hell Teacher Nube. Granted, there were certain expressions that still looked somewhat forced, but what probably affected the way Nagisa was shown in the movie was more due to the directing and the plot than Yamada. He still has potential for growth in him and I certainly look forward to seeing an even more strongly-acted Nagisa in the sequel.

I confess I watched the film for a couple of reasons, with one of the major ones being Karma and Suda. I wasn’t disappointed. Suda might tend to look a bit paler and less cute-sy compared to his Kamen Rider days (his facial features were more softer and rounded then), and some might have doubts about him playing the exceedingly attractive Karma, but the charm of Suda lies not only in photos (he modelled for JUNON); it reveals itself in even greater force in live-action. Suda portrayed Karma’s relaxed and carefree personality all the way down to the way he stood. Even when he was merely in the background and slightly blurred, he continued to build his character with little actions such as casually leaning against a wall, tilting his head slightly and so on. I was also really captivated by the way he used his eyes during his character building, with each look that he gives with his eyes hinting and building Karma’s backstory. Suda truly transformed into Karma and one becomes increasingly convinced of this as the film goes on as he continues to reveal more and more of his acting chops with each subsequent scene. It was a pity that he didn’t get any tougher scenes than what he is capable of since I would love to see Suda pushed even further than he was in the film. But given this is a story abt middle school students and that Matsui Yuusei’s idea of 'dark’ isn’t too extreme since it’s a shounen manga, I suppose it’s reasonable. Suda’s comedic timing is also as impeccable as ever. In the manga and anime, Karma’s attempts to ruin Korosensei’s day were funny enough, but Suda and his reaction shots upped the humour factor. He had everyone in the cinema hall roaring in laughter when he was dressed up in a frilly apron and had his nails painted by Korosensei.

Another actor (or in this case, actress) worth commenting was Kang Ji Young as Bitch-sensei. Since this is a live-action, Bitch-sensei was appropriately less 'well-endowed’, but Kang’s portrayal of her personality and mannerisms were so reminiscent of the original (how do you say 非常还原 in English lol) that Bitch-sensei seemed to have walked straight out of the manga. Bitch-sensei might appear like an easy and simple character who is always the butt of the class jokes, but one often forgets her history and the experiences that shaped her to be who she is. Kang effortlessly did this and more, making this character hers and switching between seductive, fiery, funny while still giving of the aura that her Bitch-sensei was a pro assassin who exudes danger with every move. #FemmeFatale

Music

I had always liked Sato Naoki’s work, and he had a few good pieces that I enjoyed a lot in the AssClass anime. I didn’t know he was also in charge of the music for the live-action, but I was wondering throughout why it felt so like Sato’s work, until I saw his name in the credits. His compositions had this certain grand feel to them that was extremely suited for the scale present only in films, and his choice of instruments helped to build up the atmosphere. As always, Sato’s strength comes fully to the surface especially during emotional and majestic scenes.

Overall

Come for the plot, stay for the actors and effects. 'Nuff said. :P I recommend that you first watch the movie, then the anime, and read the manga last for optimum experience.

Fangirl section (ignore if you don’t like Karmana)

KARMA AND OKUDA (and Takebayashi) WORKING ON MATH TOGETHER AS REVISION. (that was the only obvious Karmanami interaction iirc. might be wrong tho.) ASDFGHJKL. Forgive my shipper heart.

Two in One

(does not belong to me! Credits go the rightful owner(s))

Fandom: Avengers

Pairing: Steve/reader

Word count: 1.880

Request by Anon: HI! I love your stories!! Can I request a steve x reader where reader is a part of the team and they have a day when they are just hanging around, and they decide to do the cherry stem knot thing to see who the best kisser is, and no one expects steve to win b/c he’s a lil old man but he’s actually the best.

A/N: Hey anon! here is the story. They just seem to get longer and longer >.< Thanks for the prompt, I loved it! I really hope you like this one shit ^~^. Please let me know your opinion okay :)?


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Immersed in Zombie City

Ruby slammed her back against the brick corner, keeping the barrel of her assault rifle aimed at the ground. Her legs felt like vulcanized rubber. The wall was all that held her upright. Her mouth hung wide open as she gulped down air. Every ragged breath drove a red-hot spike into her lungs. Sweat matted her black cherry hair against her forehead. She struggled to keep the heavy rifle from dropping out of her trembling arms. The rifle’s sling bit into her shoulder, only adding to her agony. Every fiber of her body cried out in pain, demanding rest. But, such a thing was a luxury that she could not afford.

A low sound crept into her ears. Like air rasping through a clogged pipe. She heard more sounds. Bones creaking. Feet dragging along asphalt. Deep-throated gurgles. Fear seized her heart with corpselike claws.

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❤️ Welcome Home ❤️

Title: Welcome Home

Genre/Rating: Fluff/Mild Angst - T/M (mentions of premature birth, non-explicit sexual content, innuendo)

Summary: Daddy Tom, Celine, Harry and Daisy from “Fireworks” - Tom comes home with a suprise for the children that causes some tension.

Author’s Notes:  This is a little long, almost 4k.  Inspired by a conversation with @coalea and @i-wanna-be-toms-body-pillow <3 Not beta’d, all mistakes are mine.  Thank you for reading/liking/reblogging/commenting.

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The purring ball of fur was tucked snugly in his jacket as he made his way up the few steps to the front door. He’d always loved coming home after being away for so long, but it had become even sweeter now that there were smiling faces awaiting him. The habit of bringing a small surprise for Celine had begun in their first year of marriage and he’d continued it when Harry arrived. His son would normally thank him with a hug and a concise, but heartfelt, “Thank you, Papa” and then promptly retreat to his room to examine the treat with his usual quiet care.

Then there was Daisy. She had squealed with delight upon seeing his face months before she had the capability of being aware of what a “surprise” was, her rosy baby cheeks flushed and ripe for kisses. Her little hands would reach for him and he wouldn’t be able to put her down for hours without instant crocodile tears. Her pleasure at these reunions was only increased when her knowledge of the surprises formed. The items he chose were often picked up wherever he had been working, but he also would frequently grab things on impulse. 

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anonymous asked:

what is your number one fave mericcup fanfiction ever (that you would recommend)???

I really have no number one favorite fanfic, but I do have a lot of Mericcup fanfics that I simply adore <33 The list below is in no particular order but categorized. These are just some of what I have read. I can’t find the others.

Conventional/Traditional AU

Vegvisir by riverbard

Status: incomplete/on-going
Chapters: 11 so far
Summary: On her way to a peace treaty in the Orkney Isles Merida and her father are attacked at sea. When she comes to she finds herself surrounded by Vikings. With no knowledge of her Father’s fate she must find her way home. Along the way she must work together with the Viking Hiccup to find a way to change the fate of his village, as well as her homelands.

Homeland by BraveTangledDragon

Status: incomplete/on-going
Chapters: 11 so far
Summary: Vikings have invaded Scotland, with Alvin and his army seizing DunBroch castle in a night raid. Princess Merida and her mother are taken as prisoners across Scotland and end up on a ship bound for Outcast Island, on which they are later rescued by an unlikely pair. These events having caught the attention of the gods in Asgard, Merida’s tragic fate and noble cause to return to the highlands risks dividing the divinities amongst themselves, posing a threat to the peace both on Midgard and Asgard. 

 All the while, Malcolm MacGuffin fights back courageously to reclaim their homeland and find the whereabouts of his beloved princess. Now stranded away from home with her rescuers, will Merida be able to overcome her loses? Can she open up to love and friendship again? Will she be forever exiled from her native highlands?

Crossing The Horizon by Thermit

Status: incomplete/on-going
Chapters: 15 so far
Summary: They were pieces on different gaming boards-a queen who refused to play and a knight who played by his own rules. But, succession is never easy, especially when allies are more dangerous than enemies and enemies gather like crows. More than dragons or steel, Merida asks a dangerous request: Hiccup, tell me about the legend in your tribe of the boy and the dragon with one tailfin.

Liminality by Thermit

Status: Incomplete/on-going
Chapters: 14 so far
Summary: "You—!“ she snarled, turning so quickly Hiccup didn’t have a chance to jerk his head back. In one abrupt motion, they were so close their lips would have touched… if not for the helmet that covered his face. Short little drabbles where a Viking and a Princess dance around the venn diagram of friendship and admiration and that little (deep) space in between.

My Heart’s A Battle Ground by AugustRaes

Status: Complete (?)
Chapters: 2
Summary: "It broke his heart to see someone so strong and fiery suddenly become so weak and dependent as she crumbled forward, her forehead pressed to Toothless’ neck. He paused for a brief moment to touch her freckled cheek before the sound of battle cries brought him back to earth and the dangerous situation they were in.” A Merida/Hiccup fic.

Of Bows And Dragons by RedhoodandtheOutlaws

Status: Incomplete
Chapters: 13 so far
Summary: With Berk Dying and becoming uninhabitable Hiccup is sent to find a new land. Soon he winds up on a strange island that the locals call Scotland. Then he finds a beautiful red head injured in the forest. What else could go wrong for Hiccup and Toothless? What happens when the royal family is being forced to make Merida marry?

Until The End by Petalouda85

Status: Complete
Chapters: 45
Summary: When he was 14, his home and his family was destroyed and he was forced to live in the land of his enemies, hiding his past and who he really is. At 25, he was summoned to the heart of the lion’s den to work for the King. When he meets the Princess, his life will never be the same.
Note: Rated M after chapter 28

After The End by Petalouda85

Status: Complete
Chapters: 4
Summary: Alternate ending to Until The End

Through The Storm We Reach The Shore by LJ9

Status: Complete
Chapters: 13
Summary: A few years have passed, and this time Merida’s the one who’s requested a gathering. Maybe with a wider guest list she’ll have a better chance of finding a husband.

Something Different by DawnDestination

Status: Incomplete/on-going
Chapters: 13 so far
Summary: Merida looked at the enemy she was meant to despise. Hiccup looked at the daughter of the man who killed his mother. It seemed the war between the two clans were meant to be ceaseless. No one could change that. They were meant to be enemies. They were meant to hate each other. But for these two heirs, one look, and they both knew they were meant for something different.

The Rider Of Dunbroch by Techhead832

Status: Incomplete/on-going
Chapters: 19 so far
Summary: Hiccup has lost everything. Berk was destroyed, the land burned and barren. As the lone human survivor of the tribe he traveled aimlessly, until news from DunBroch. They are under attack by dragons. Feelings of sympathy drove him there and there he will meet the princess. Together they may find a way to save her people and maybe even fall in love.

Falling Slowly by bleedingmaroon

Status: Incomplete/on-going
Chapters: 6 so far
Summary: “Marry me Hiccup.” “W-what?” “ Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, will you marry me?” Merida only has a few months left to find a husband by herself or the games for her hand will start all over again. So, what does a girl with a single guy best friend supposed to do? Of course, cross her fingers behind her back as she ask him to spend the rest of his life with her. Sounds easy, right?

Reunions by FEuJenny

Status: Incomplete/on-going
Chapters: 1 so far
Summary: A new danger threatens the Highlands and King Fergus needs the help of the Dragon Riders to get ready to face the new enemy. Merida will finally see Hiccup once again, but many years have passed from their last meeting and many things have changed since then…

The Viking And The Princess by RayRayofCali

Status: Incomplete/on-going
Chapters: 10 so far
Summary: When Merida decides to marry one of the suitors, the Queen made a piece treaty with the Vikings of Berk. Now Hiccup is in the running for Merida’s hand in marriage. But will the rest of the clans accept the Vikings and will they let Merida and Hiccup be together?

Urging Merger by fevil-devil

Status: Incomplete/on-going
Chapters: 8 so far
Summary: A marriage that claims to be un-arranged might ensue, though if it were by the choices of the arranged, they would have nothing to do with one another.

Other AUs

I’d Build You A World by LJ9

Status: Complete
Chapters: 10
AU: Modern
Summary: The DunBrochs host a Highland games at the castle every summer, and Stoick drags Hiccup down for a visit.

Paper Swans by bleedingmaroon

Status: incomplete/on-going
Chapters: 6 so far
AU: Prince Hiccup and Non-royalty Merida
Summary: “Merida DunBroch!” the king announced as he read my name on the parchment he’s holding. Everybody looks around searching for me: some with excitement and some with envy. I’m sure everyone is expecting me to shout out from joy and make a scene, but here I am frozen on my spot and thinking of a way to escape this madness. I never plan to marry anyone, especially the prince.

Damned Blue Eyes by bleedingmaroon

Status: Complete
Chapters: 1
AU: Modern AU
Summary: After years of doubting she can love and beloved by anyone, Merida find herself happily in love with Hiccup. Everything was perfect, but when she learned that she only reminded him of a certain blonde with the same blue eyes as her. She can only close her eyes and run away while her tears fall and her heart break apart. One-Shot.

Archer And Nightfury: Merida Meets Pixie by cjupsher

Status: incomplete/on-going
Chapters: 5 so far
AU: Superhero AU
Summary: Merida begins to feel like she has competition when a certain supergenius tinker from Never City shows up in Berk to help Hiccup with a personal project. The two geniuses seem alike in almost everyway, making Merida feel like she has to fight for what is hers.

The Lassie In The Cove by Jloves-pp

Status: incomplete/on-going
Chapters: 4 so far
AU: Selkie AU
Summary: when Hiccup went to the cove one day. he never thought he meet someone that will change he’s life forever.

Troublesome Love by licilovesanime

Status: incomplete/on-going
Chapters: 3 so far
AU: Modern AU
Summary: It wasn’t her fault that she had liked him since elementary and it wasn’t like she didn’t try to get over him after he had gotten himself a girlfriend. She even went to the extent to avoid him, but having some of the same classes didn’t help and not only that two of her best friends were friends with him. Merida just wanted to get out of this troublesome love.

The Rumors Of My Promiscuity by RayRayofCali

Status: incomplete/on-going
Chapters: 2 so far
AU: Modern AU
Summary: Merida DunBroch has been pretty normal up until a weekend with an imaginary guy. But it really all started with the lie she told Rapunzel and how Elsa overheard and the whole school had brandished her a whore. And what’s this? Merida is now a prostitute in High School? What else to do but tell the story in a video blog? Easy A centered.

Personal Training by DinoRhino

Status: incomplete/on-going
Chapters: 1 so far
AU: Modern AU
Summary: Astrid is the new girl at school-pretty, smart, popular, and in a relationship with the notorious school jock Flynn Rider. Hiccup has never made it to the toilet without having his head stuck down it too. Fed up of the bullying, and completely in love with Astrid, Hiccup decides it’s time to take action. In short, he hires a personal trainer. Her name? Merida.

Pale Pink Pretty Dress by bleedingmaroon

Status: complete
Chapters: 1
AU: Modern AU
Summary: "I never thought I’ll see myself doing this… on my own consent,“ Merida muttered to herself as she tugged softly at the white ribbon holding her hair away from her face. A short one-shot where Merida is infected with a ‘disease’ all women are familiar with.

Black Magic. -Part Three. Joe Sugg Imagine

Part One: http://mrsniamhymurs45.tumblr.com/post/133240868715/black-magic-joe-sugg-imagine

Part Two: http://mrsniamhymurs45.tumblr.com/post/133483975425/black-magic-part-two-joe-sugg-imagine

You looked up to his sea blue eyes. Those eyes that used to intimidate you. Those eyes that used to make you cry. Those eyes that used to make you feel fear to such an extent that you almost didn’t want to do anything with life other than to just hide in the corner of a dark room and hide for the rest of your life. His eyes were now gazing into yours with a certain emotion you couldn’t place.

Guilt?
Sadness?
Regret?
Fear?
Or was it everything at once?

“He won’t bite Y/N!” Oli laughed loudly causing you to bite your lip to hold back a wince from the thought, memories of your past flooding to your mind as you looked to Oli who was chuckling at his own words. You mentally prepared yourself for what you were about to do. You took a large, quiet and deep breath through your nose and flashed a smile onto your face.

“Hi..It’s really nice to meet you. I’m sorry about what happened the other day, I haven’t been very well..” You lied, your teeth crushing down onto your tongue to hold you back from saying something regretful or from saying something embarrassing. You watched Joe’s facial expression change slightly. His eyebrows furrowed together in confusion at your words. This wasn’t the first time you were meeting, but in Oli’s eyes it was like you never knew one another.

“Are you feeling any better now?” Joe asked you, his brows lifting and his eyes looking into yours with worry as he gave you a soft smile, whilst you returned a small toothless smile. Keeping your lips closed and sealed shut tight like the seal of an envelope, to hold back from saying something regretful or even ridiculous.

“I..Yes, I’m a lot better than I was..I just haven’t been very well, but I’m a lot better than I was..Thank you..” You replied politely, a soft smile on your lips as you thanked him for asking about your so called ‘cold’ that you’ve been dying with. You could feel goosebumps run up your arm as a cool breeze drifted by and the momentary awkward silence between the three of you while cameras flashed and reporters screamed for the two young males.

“You look..gorgeous..” Joe smiled at you. A wide, bright smile that would make any other girl melt. To you it was a smile that shocked you. A smile that Joe would never flash at you during your secondary school and primary school days. You felt your cheeks heat up at the compliment as your arms wrapped themselves around your body shyly, feeling insecurities rise inside of you from the dreaded memory box in the back of your mind. The memories you did not want to think about, or reminisce on.

You gave Oli a look as he innocently teased you over your pink cheeks. You opened your mouth to defend yourself, when suddenly all of you were ushered inside of the cinema where the screening of Spectre would be. Oli guided you to your seat along with the other youtubers following behind. As you sat down in your seat beside Oli, you suddenly tensed up seeing Joe take a seat beside you, sending you a smile as he did so. You felt everything inside of you scream and cry as your shoulders stayed tense. You closed your eyes while taking a deep breath and tried to calm yourself by counting to ten. Soon the lights dimmed down after the director of the film spoke about the making of the film and thanked everyone for coming.

You glanced to the side seeing Joe relaxed back against the chair, his posture straight and formal but relaxed. You peeked to Oli who was beaming with excitement, his entire face lit up like a carnival, his eyes dancing with anticipation across the screen as the movie began to play. You tried to lean back against your seat and calm your tense shoulders, to make it look like you were content and happy, but the feeling in the pit of your stomach and the ache in your shoulders was definitely not helping.

You could just about to predict that this was going to be the longest night of your life.

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It was now half past ten and you were currently sitting at a bar in a club known as ‘Bisous’, where the after party of the film was being held. Your legs were crossed as you sat on a stool with a leather cushion pad, a sex on the beach cocktail in your hand and your eyes focused on Oli as you listened to him chat away about the film. Even though you were sitting at the screening, Oli just had to tell you all about his favorite parts and describe the stunts as if you weren’t even there.

“When that car exploded, I really had no idea if Bond was going to get out on time, I couldn’t believe that agent Hunt had put that bomb in there!” He exclaimed, his own lips sipping on a drink containing vodka and other alcohol substances you never heard of, but Oli was all too familiar with.

“It was a tense moment..” You agreed, laughing a tad bit as you nodded your head in agreement, vaguely remembering the scene. You finished your cocktail and sat the round glass on top of the counter, Oli mirroring your actions while a smirk played at his pink lips. He took your hand in his and pulled you from your seat and to your feet, only to tug you close to him as he grinned down at you. “Well it would be a sin if I didn’t ask the most gorgeous girl in this bar if she would like to dance with me..” He told you, your chest pressing against his as he stood a little taller than you.

“Go and find her then..” You laughed nudging his chest, the music playing loudly in the background of the club as celebrities and youtubers danced across the floor, music ranging from soundtracks in the Bond film to modern day music.

“But I’m already looking at her..” He trailed off, his lips twitched upwards into a bright, proud smile at his words while you rolled your eyes in a playful manner, your arms wrapping around his neck as you stood up onto your tippy toes, the evident blush creeping up onto your cheeks while your lips delicately pressed a kiss to his tender cheek.

“You know, your the best friend that anyone could ever have..and I really am so truly lucky to call you mine..” You told him, a smile spreading across your face and your heart beating in a happy rhythm. Oli chuckled at your words and returned a kiss to your cheek while leading you both to the dance floor as quick as he could, the alcohol he consumed making him tipsy.

“Wait, wait! At least let me use the bathroom first!” You giggled as Oli’s hands maneuvered their way down to your hips while you tried to escape his grip. “Ten minutes L/N or else I’m coming for you!” He warned, his eyes narrowing and a chuckle escaping his lips. You brushed him off with a laugh and tried your best to push and wiggle through the sweaty, pressed together couples and groups of friends dancing. You sighed in relief seeing the sign for the bathroom close by. As you walked over to the ladies room, you suddenly felt an arm wrap around your waist making you squeal loudly as they pulled you back into another room. A room that had curtains and a leather sofa as well as plush chairs. A room that looked extravagantly private.

You felt the arm around your waist drop after you squirmed in the tight embrace. You whipped your head around in fury to see your attacker, only to see his face. You could feel your body drain of colour and your breathing grow heavy from the panic. You felt like you couldn’t breathe at the sight of him.

“Y/N..” His voice whispered, the silence between you both breaking. Your stomach twisted into uncomfortable knots. You watched his body take a step towards you, but you distanced yourself from him, taking a step back in fear.  “Y/n..I..” He breathed quietly, his voice almost inaudible.

“What?” You snapped, your hands curling up by your sides feeling courage build up inside of you. “You what Joe? You didn’t think this would ever happen again? Us seeing one another? Well neither did I!” You spat viciously, your arms folding across your chest feeling the memories flood back to your mind at the sight of the man who once made you feel like a speck of dust that didn’t deserve to live. You felt your heart  pound heavily against your chest and your breathing shift awkwardly from everything happening in a rush.

“Y/N please..” Joe spoke, his eyes holding regret and sorrow, as you stepped away from him. You glared at Joe with icy, cold eyes. If looks could kill, you were almost sure that, Joe would have been buried down six feet under by now, and you would have thrown the dirt right over him.

“How dare you take me in here! Do you think this is some sort of game? A game of messing with my head? How dare you even bring me in here without even asking me! What would you have done if it wasn’t me? What if you had taken another woman in here accidentally? What would you have done then?” You glared through narrow eyes, looking at Joe’s figure as his shoulders deflated at your words, his lips now creating a frown. You scanned his body, watching his shoulders slump down and his body almost sink down, the way a balloon would deflate after being popped.

“I-I’m sorry..” He spoke, his voice shaking nervously as he stumbled over his words. You scoffed at his words, your eyes rolling so fast that you made yourself momentarily dizzy. Your lips were now pursed and your eyebrows knitted together, your head tilting as you parted your pink tinted lips.

“For what? For coming back into my life? Or for torturing me all those years ago?” You asked, your hands flying to your hips while your nails sunk into the skin of your hips as your throat ran dry, tears now forming in your eyes before they slowly broke like a dam and cascaded down your cheeks.

“Y/N please..” Joe spoke, his voice cracking making your head turn. Your eyes engulfed Joe’s figure seeing his once sea blue eyes now red and glassy, his lower lip quivering, like a child would do after being scolded for stealing a cookie from the cookie jar. “Oh no Joe. Maybe seven years ago I would let you speak, but today? I’m actually going to talk.” You announced bravely, your lips pursing in a dissatisfied straight line and your eyes burning into his in fury.

“You made me feel terrible about myself. You made me feel like utter sh*t. You turned everyone against me. For the last seven years, I’ve been living in absolute fear. Fear that no one would ever like me. Fear that I wasn’t good enough for anybody. You made me feel worthless. You have no idea what you put me through. I hated waking up everyday knowing I had to go to this place only to see you and our entire year group make fun of me and the way I look. You made me feel so incredibly insecure. Do you know how that feels Joe? To feel smaller than a crumb? Do you know how it feels to be so insecure? You made me feel so awful that I started diet after diet, and sometimes I would completely skip meals from morning to night because all of those stupid, childish and nasty words that you put inside my head that really made me believe that I was something that I wasn’t.” You began, your heart racing quickly. It was beating so quick and hard that you felt like you were having a heart attack. Right now, you would rather be at home watching a new episode of some stupid TV show you disliked but instead you were in this position. A position you didn’t want to be in. A position you never expected to be in. A position you would instantly trade without absolutely anyone at this point.

“You made me believe that I was some sort of outcast. Like I was some sort of horrible monster that wasn’t allowed in this world. It felt like I had some sort of a disease. A disease so bad that no one wanted to be near me, talk to me or even look at me. I felt hideous. You really hurt me Joe. Every day I would cry my eyes out because I used to think I was some creature no one wanted to associate with. Before going to sleep, I used to cry my heart out in fear of the next day. I would always beg my mum to let me stay home and take a day off of school so I didn’t have to face you or everyone else. I didn’t want to live.” You sobbed, your hands brushing away the tears on your cheeks as they fell from your once excited and happy eyes to your now sad and furious eyes. You looked straight into Joe’s teary sea blue eyes as droplets of salty tears fell down his now red puffy cheeks.

“How sad is that Joe? A thirteen year old not wanting to live?” You asked, your voice breaking as you spoke. Your voice was no longer angry or loud. It was now quiet, guilty and sad. “No thirteen your old should ever have to feel like that. No twelve year old or five year old or twenty five year old should ever feel like that. What you made me go through Joe, is not acceptable. No child, no adult, no elderly person, absolutely no one should ever have to go through bullying and looking back now..I should have stuck up for myself and I should have never listened to you or your childish remarks..But I’m going to tell you something Joe.” You breathed quietly, allowing the tears to roll down your cheeks and destroy your mascara. You took up the menu that was lined with cocktails and alcoholic beverages you could purchase at the bar and showed it to Joe.

You sniffled your stuffy nose and looked back to Joe with the menu. “I’m this menu..” You told him, making sure that he got a good look of the menu before you roughly crumbled it up into a ball. You scrunched it as tight as you could and even teared at a few corners. “This is what happened to me when you bullied me..” You told him, a weak smile tugging at your lips as you opened up the crinkly paper and watched Joe stare at you intently. “The thing is Joe, you can open up this piece of paper again..but you can’t get rid of the crinkles or the tears..” You whispered, handing the now destroyed limp piece of paper to Joe seeing his shaky hands grasp onto it. “Y/N..” He whispered, swallowing the large lump in his throat. You shook your head, walking towards the exit of the room, back to the door to leave. You stopped in your tracks before slightly turning your body to the side as you looked at Joe’s astonished face.

“I’m leaving..This isn’t right and we shouldn’t be here..We should just stay away from each other..” You whispered, rubbing at your eyes feeling your make up smudge and your mascara run down your cheeks. You gasped feeling Joe’s hands suddenly sit on your waist and walk you backwards to the wall, your body hitting against it lightly but a wince escaping from your now shut lips and your eyes squeezing tightly to a close in fear.

“Y/N. Please, listen to me..I-I..I’m not here to hurt you..I just want to talk..” Joe spoke honestly. You opened up one of your eye slowly, seeing Joe’s lip now captured between his teeth and his face close to yours. You stared into his eyes, squinting your own eyes to see if he was going to pull an old joke.

“Five minutes Joe..I shouldn’t even give you that..I shouldn’t even be in this position..” You told him, a frown on your lips and a deep sigh leaving them as your shoulders sunk down and your body slouched back against the wall.

“Y/N..I have wronged a lot of things in my life. The one thing I wronged though, was you. I was so young back then. I remember seeing you on the first day of school..and I remember the first time that I had pushed you, and the sadness in your eyes really got to me. But hearing people snigger and almost encourage me, really made me feel..somewhat cool. Finally, after all of those years of never having a real friendship, I was finally getting something and with a gang? At the time, it looked so easy and worth it..But it made me feel so sick, twisted and nasty. Looking back on it all now, it really makes me cringe, and every time I look back on those days I just feel like someone is punching me in the gut again and again. When I was younger, God I was such a cowered and I am still a coward, just as I was then when I did those really cruel things to you. I still can’t believe half of those things that I would tell you and do to you. I was such a monster..I hope you never thought I was right, to this day I really hope you know that those words I would hiss at you were seriously childish, nasty and awfully rude and I really never meant them at all. Whatever I said or implied, was definitely not true. I was, and mostly still am, an idiot..” Joe began, his hands shaky along with his voice as small tear droplets fell from his waterline and his head hung low in shame. Your eyes were now teary again, but you felt your heart beating in a different rhythm. A strange rhythm and a heart beat that made you hurt.

“If you thought of killing yourself because of me or didn’t want to come to school because of me and maybe cried yourself to sleep because of me. I am sorry. So sorry. You were just..So nice and sweet to everyone..and everyone around you just seemed to want your attention..something that I never really had..and you were so beautiful..with those your/eye colour/eyes and your hair/colour always shining in the light, it always made me crave you and your attention. I just wanted the attention of the prettiest girl in our year..I just wanted you to notice me and to talk to me..I was just crazy about you…I was just that boy who sat at the back of the class, maybe getting a laugh or two from a cheesy joke..But that day when I accidentally pushed you to the ground sending your books flying to the floor..everyone gave me attention..I just..It was like an adrenaline rush..I never wanted any of the harm to happen..I didn’t mean to turn everyone against you..and every day for the past seven years I’ve been drowning in guilt..I don’t blame you for hating me and ignoring me..and I definitely would not blame you if you don’t want to forgive me..I was such an absolute rodney..and I am so, incredibly and unbelievably sorry..But I know sorry will never, ever make up for my actions..Because sorry is just a word with five letters..A word that turns into air after leaving our lips..But Y/N..” Joe’s hands were now taking yours, bringing them close to his face. The tears were now falling like rain down both of your cheeks and your heart was shattering into tiny pieces at his words. You felt yourself almost being lost in his words and finding yourself speechless at everything Joe was saying to you. It was overwhelming to hear everything and you could feel him breaking down the stoned wall that you had barricaded yourself around, providing protection for you and your emotions.

“I-” Joe was instantly cut off, by an overpowering voice making both of you turn your heads in a panic.

“What’s going on in here?” Asked a confused, angry and upset Oli White, his fists clenched and his eyes turning black at the sight of you and Joe together.

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Hello everyone, here’s part three! Sorry for the long wait, but I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Please don’t be afraid to message me your thoughts as I do love receiving feedback. I’m so sorry if this part has caused emotions or triggered anybody’s feelings but you are so important and I love you so incredibly much! You are all so beautiful. Would you like a part four? Also what do you think will happen? All of my love xxx

anonymous asked:

I'm curious on your thoughts about where to draw the line between Will-under-the-influence-of-encephalitis and Will's-base-characterization in season 1. I always read his relative un-trembly calm and adept, v competent manipulation in season 2 as a result of curing the encephalitis (with a dash of getting-used-to-murder-tableaus), moreso than any change due to Hannibal. (I see Hannibal's influence more in the realm of inspiring Will's lust for revenge, rather than changing his demeanour.)

Oh wow, what an interesting question! I feel like there are lot of points being brought up here, which I’m excited about because it probably means we’re getting to the roots of some things.

For my part, I’ve usually seen the encephalitis as something that primarily affects the *pitch* of Will’s character, not so much altering who he is in any significant way. And I’d say we’re meant to consider the Will we first meet to be pretty base-line, at this stage in his life. Yes he’s popping aspirin from ep 1, which is surely meant to indicate that the encephalitis is already on its way, but I don’t think the brain fever is supposed to go BOOM until 1x05, when Hannibal’s fine nose first smells it on him. That’s also the first episode where he sleepwalks, and the first episode where he starts experiencing hallucinations, largely related to the Angelmaker. Sure he’s been seeing the Ravenstag all along, but before now only in his dreams. Which, frankly, is more than I can say for encephalitis-free Will in S2 and S3, who sees his nightmare buddy while ostensibly awake multiple times, in prison and on European railroad tracks, and even a freaky flayed version in a church. Actually I guess this just brings me back to the start of this paragraph: I think the encephalitis largely heightens what’s already there? Because Will still sees visions without it, just not as intensely. And he still gets panicky and trembly without it, again just not as intensely (tbf, no one, not even Hugh Dancy, has ever matched the key of Panicky & Trembly he achieved in Hannibal Season 1).

The main difference I think the brain fever works on Will is to make him more confusable. If he’s already losing time, it’s easy for Hannibal to slip into that gap and make things worse with whatever potions he’s plying him with, and then bundle him straight off to gaslighting town. So much of the first season is concerned with Will Not Knowing What Is Happening. He’s calling Beverly to crime scenes because he doesn’t know if he can trust what he saw, he’s begging Hannibal not to lie to him, he isn’t sure if he killed Abigail Hobbs or not. And this is very much a product of the encephalitis, since he honestly can’t remember. His overactive imagination filling in the worst, however, that’s tied in to the fear that Alana talks about driving Will’s life in 1x01, the same fear of the dark workings of his mind that has created the weird loner we meet in the pilot.

Now, S2 Will is in a different set of circumstances. His brain is no longer on fire, so he’s no longer struggling to remember his own actions. This makes him more confident overall, because he has regained a foothold on reality (his doubts are now less about what he’s done than what he might do). But for my money, almost all the changes in Will in S2 are direct reactions to what happened to him in S1, mostly defensive ones. Will was too vulnerable to Hannibal, so now he’s trying to be closed off, that sort of thing. He is certainly, as he’ll say to Hannibal later, adapting, but it’s very usual to learn new coping behaviors after a huge trauma, especially toward the person who caused it.

But although I would say the manner Will takes on towards his enemies in S2 and S3 comes from within him, is native to Will, part of his ~reflective abilities~ etc, I don’t really think this is more natural to him than who we met in S1. Again, because I think this different demeanor is largely reactive, and also because of the Will who quietly tells Hannibal in 3x07 that he’s not cut out for this, and goes off to build a life with a lovely, non-murdery woman. The Will we see with Molly, the “sweet man” she’s known and lived with for years, bears more in common with the Will we first meet: weird and sarcastic, yes, but also warm, and caring. More weary now, worried in different ways after what he’s been through, but there’s no indication that he’s been spending the last three years all cool & sinister like he plays at with Hannibal in late S2.

But ultimately, throughout the whole series Will has been different around Hannibal than with the other characters (with whom he’s broadly more consistent, adjusting for however he’s positioned to them based on whatever horrific situation is currently unfolding). So the MISSION, should you choose to Hannigram it (and we do), is to figure out what things Hannibal truly does bring out in Will that no one else does for him, for good and for ill, as opposed to what things Will is projecting at Hannibal in an attempt to bamboozle him. And then you’d also need to turn this lens on Hannibal, because wow is his behavior ever altered by Will’s influence in turn!

(n.b. this is surely because I’m in the Tome-wan/Mizumono thick of it right now in my rewatch, but I just have to mention that I think “v competent manipulation in season 2” COULD be arguable, given, well the disaster) (am I saying that Will’s just always a failboat, yes probably)

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I was talking to the lovely @ikiracake about some meta that’s been floating around, about how Saitama treats Genos as human instead of a cyborg and how important that is for Genos.

I wanted to talk more about HOW important that really is.

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Tokyo Ghoul and the Violent, Dominant, Woman: pt 1.

Awhile ago (maybe 2 months?) my partner brought up the idea that Ishida clearly has a fascination with women of a certain type (dominant, powerful, sadistic, abusive) and the complicated ways in which the men around them react to them. He sort of connected all the dots for me, and showed me the parallels between many of Ishida’s female characters, and it really blew my mind. I wasn’t sure if it was something that I wanted to write meta about but in light of the most recent chapter, especially in light of Eto’s nakedness, I kind of feel like writing about it again. My partner gave me permission to use his ideas in this meta, so a big thank you to him!

So, I’ve seen (and even reblogged) metas about how the female characters of Tokyo Ghoul are not fanservice-y or sexualized, and though I agree in part, I do think that (many) of the female characters in Tokyo Ghoul are explorations in the erotification of violence, female dominance, sadism, or some combination of the three. Some of the women fall loosely into this category, others are very obvious, but it’s one of the running themes throughout the entire series, both Tokyo Ghoul and (even more strongly) in :RE. Now, full disclosure…this isn’t a criticism. I’m fascinated with Ishida’s portrayal of women and how sharply it differs from expectation. Instead, I would prefer to characterize this as a series of observations from which certain assumptions can be reasonably made. But I’ll let you decide. 

I started writing this and it became SO LONG that I am breaking it down into parts. At this time, I plan at least 3 parts to this meta: The Sadists, The Fighters, and The Abusers. 

The Sadists

1. Rize

Why not start with lady who kicked it all off? The first time we see Rize, she’s very “covered,” dressed conservatively, very little skin showing, with long hair and glasses. She’s she picture of a stereotype of demure, passive femininity. 

Of course, her large breasts are still accentuated, but we’re essentially seeing her from the perspective of a young, hormonal boy who is completely infatuated with her. 

She’s Kaneki’s softnerd bookstore date nice girl fantasy, and he’s got the blush of puppy love. On their date, she lowers the neckline a little, but still dresses quite conservatively. That’s because, as we later find out, Rize needs to sell the image of herself as a young, soft, innocent girl. Someone that no one would ever need to feel vulnerable to. Someone that you would walk down a dark alley with…despite the fact that you don’t know them, that you’ve only just met them. 

Even after she bites him, she keeps it up for a few moments, laughing girlishly as she talks about her favorite scene in Black Goats Egg, where a man chases down another man and rips out his entrails. That’s when we see the first image of the manga that really mixes eroticism with violence…Rize licking her hand, shuddering in delight, gazing upon the terrified face of her prey.

She really gets off on the fact that Kaneki never considered her a threat, that he’s so terrified and so, so shocked. She bats him around like a cat with a mouse, putting a hole through his abdomen before cornering him. Kaneki is soft, weak…she makes a point of that as she closes in to make her kill. 

Then…she’s crushed. 

Looking back on her past, we see that Rize was undoubtedly a sadist, which is probably part of why Jason was so interested in her. She enjoyed playing with her prey, tricking them and then making them suffer before ultimately eating them. She liked this so much that she caused problems for all of the ghouls with her binge eating. However, too much of a good thing really can be enough, and six months before she met Kaneki, she was already bored.

The more we learn about Rize, the more we realize that she is truly the antithesis of the ultra-passive, ultra-feminine guise that she uses to entrap her victims. She’s learned to play the part of the fantasy-girl so well, but in reality she has no maternal instinct, no nesting instinct, no empathy, no warmth; she revels in the hedonism of eating young men with soft bodies, in the chase, in the thrill of torture, fear, and sadism. On top of that, she’s incredibly strong, one of the strongest ghouls we see in Tokyo Ghoul. And even with other ghouls, she can only keep her facade in place for so long. 

That mixture of the erotic and violent appears again and again with Rize, the juxtaposition of stereotypically feminine traits with decidedly unfeminine actions. For example, her shower scene in a tub full of blood and body parts from the men she’s killed…

The next time that we see Rize, she’s been completely incapacitated. It took all of those beams to stop her, and since then she’s become nothing more than a test subject, and a shell of her former self. Seeing the once-strong, sadistic, decidedly un-feminine ghoul reduced to a naked test subject in a large tube, forced to reproduce again and again (in a manner of speaking) shows the extent that she has been subjugated and tormented. Her resultant madness, which we see in the later chapter when Kaneki finally tries to speak with her, is understandable. The juxtaposition of violence and eroticism that characterized Rize’s life before her kidnapping is present in her living-death; she is still beautiful, but she’s been broken, used, her body violated, her person ignored, her strength reduced to nothing at all. There are many ways to interpret this turn of events. I’ll leave it up to you, dear reader, to draw your own conclusions. 

2. Eto

Unlike Rize, Eto’s sadism is not a purely hedonistic affair. While Rize seeks fun, excitement, pleasure, and food, Eto has bigger plans in mind. Eto reveals herself to others very purposefully, showing up either in a moment of peril or personal distress more often than not, and offering up her twisted version of reality to a person whois either questioning their own perceptions, or who could be influenced to question that quite quickly. She likes to present herself either as Takatsuki Sen, an objectively attractive, bubbly, feminine girl who, despite writing dark, delicate prose is accessible and kind with her fans, or as a small child wrapped in bandages. Both of these personas come across as completely unthreatening. 

In fact, with the exception of the events in Kanou’s underground lab where she pulls out Banjou’s ribs and moves so fast that she appears to be teleporting while manipulating Nashiro and Kurona, Eto is at her most terrifying when she is naked. 

Her nakedness is not sexualized, but it is, as with Rize, a juxtaposition of the erotic and violence. Nakedness is typically a state of extreme vulnerability, so much so that “nakedness” is often used metaphorically to describe a state of extreme vulnerability. It literally means to lack any sort of covering, yet, it is in a state of nakedness that Eto is most powerful. Eto is invulnerable, even in her nakedness, she is undefeated, impenetrable. She has no fear, because she is the top-tier predator. She can not be beaten, can not be defeated, can not even be harmed. Even when her kakuja is maimed by Arima, she’s utterly fine; she emerges naked, unhurt, and ready to carry on with her plan. The erotic image of her naked body is set against the backdrop of her monstrous kakuja, placed next to the image of her dying father, who lays prone before her. She is beautiful in this scene, she is terrifying. 

The purpose of Eto’s nakedness in the torture scene serves a similar purpose, though the connotation is different. The monstrous part of the picture is the image of her kagune burrowing into (or bursting forth from) Kanae’s back. Before a backdrop reminiscent of twisting snaked, she sits naked yet completely unexposed. Kanae, on the other hand, is utterly exposed. Despite his tattered clothing, it is Kanae who is laid bare before Eto. Again we have a sadistic, powerful, beautiful woman and the image of the men who are crushed beneath her strength. 

I believe that there will be much more to say on this subject in the future, but for now, I will leave Eto and move on to…

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