i did the best i could anyway

i try not to get all serious and politcal here but, wow. i’m so so sorry that things turned out the way they did. i wish there was something i could say or do to make things better but i can’t. i’m relatively safe here in australia but my heart goes out to all of you who are scared and hurting over the outcome of this election.

i might run a stream or something later this week. i think we could all use the distraction. anyway, try n take care of yourselves as best you can. stay safe. stay strong. look after yourselves and of each other. 

3

If I could change one thing about season 11, I wish that Cas had a moment with God…

All the way through season 4 he was so loyal to God, and actually did what God asked which was to love humanity unconditionally. Even in season 6 all of his actions were done because he was trying to do what was best and what God would have wanted. I think there could have been a really beautiful scene between them and would have really developed Cas’ character. 

Anyway just a little thought I wanted to share. I hope other people agree :) 

Ages ago I read a fanfic that stuck with me where Worf was raised Jewish and being a very traditional kinda guy, still did some of the rituals he grew up with. Naturally, he’d pass them down to Alexander (and Helena Rozenko strikes me as the kind of lady who would hand knit her grandson a holiday sweater. Actually, she’d probably knit Worf one to… I should draw that XD)

A little late, alas, but happy late Hanukkah anyways! 

Hayden Christensen’s performance as Anakin Skywalker is underrated

This post is something that I’ve been thinking about for a long time, and something that I finally need to get around to sharing with other people. I should have done this immediately after re-watching the first three episodes with Nannette while things were still fresh, but instead, I’m doing it almost a year later. I don’t remember exactly all the details or specific examples, but I’ll try my best. Maybe I’ll come back and edit this after I watch them again. Anyway…

Hayden Christensen did an incredible job with Anakin Skywalker. Before you stop reading because there’s no possible way I could be right, hear me out; maybe I’ll change the way you see his acting performance in Star Wars: Episodes II and III.

The biggest complaint I hear about Christensen’s performance as Anakin Skywalker is that he is stiff, delivering his lines awkwardly and playing his role mostly devoid of emotion. It just doesn’t seem good enough or realistic. I think that this could have been a deliberate choice by Christensen because of who Anakin is and because of what life and circumstance has shaped Anakin into being.

Anakin is an incredibly emotional character. He thinks with his heart instead of logic, often following through on impulsive actions brought on by those emotions. Anakin’s intense feelings are prevalent in many scenes: he is worried about and seeks power to protect his mom and Padme, he murders an entire Tusken village after learning about the death of Shmi, he is angered and upset that the council won’t make him a Jedi master, and pretty much any other scene involving Padme, like when Padme falls out of the gunship in Episode II and Anakin almost risks expulsion from the Jedi Council by going after her instead of working to end the war. This emotion is heavily contrasted by Obi-wan’s desire to adhere to their duty and think logically.

In fact, it’s this emotional driving force Anakin possesses that makes most of the Jedi Council worried about him. Anakin is out of place among the Jedi. The literal first line of the Jedi code is: “There is no emotion, there is peace.” This is where Christensen’s acting comes into play. Anakin is uncomfortable under this restriction, and that’s why he seems so robotic at times. Anakin is an incredibly emotional person under serious pressure by everyone in his life (except Padme) to stop being emotional. His humor even evolves into the monotone, deadpan sarcasm that is seen with Obi-wan. He’s working so hard at suppressing his emotions that he’s forcibly correcting his speech tones and gestures. This is incredibly in character and a wonderful performance given by Christensen.

The stiffness and awkwardness with which Christensen delivers some lines and acts some scenes is no mistake. It’s deliberate, and it’s incredibly well done. This is obvious when contrasted with Anakin’s emotional scenes where Christensen acts with passion. It’s even further evidenced as Anakin stops his efforts to smother his emotions and becomes Darth Vader. From his appointment to Lord Vader until his famous duel with Obi-wan he is free from the constraints on his emotions. We see a harrowed man who hasn’t quite realized the extent of his actions wipe out the younglings. We see a caring, concerned and loving man check on Padme to make sure she’s safe and that she isn’t aware of what he has done to protect her. We see an angry man confront his brother and teacher in a blinding rage. We see the emotion that he’s been hiding the rest of the time.

Christensen’s performance is resonating and undeniably impactful during the final moments leading up to the conclusion of Episode III. It doesn’t make any sense that that same conviction and heart wouldn’t appear throughout all of Episode II and III unless there was a reason that Anakin would be forcing himself to hide it. The Jedi Order itself was that reason, and the stiffness and awkwardness that is Anakin (barring the emotional scenes where his feelings come out) has some deep meaning to it. Next time you want to drag Christensen for his performance, take a moment to think why the character would be portrayed that way. Christensen did a wonderful, incredibly underrated job with his role as Anakin Skywalker.

TL;DR: Anakin is an incredibly emotional character forced into hiding and suppressing those emotions by the Jedi Order and Code. This is why Hayden Christensen’s performance may seem stiff and awkward at times. The awkwardness is purposeful and his performance is incredibly underrated.

Disclaimer: Anakin is my favorite character in the Star Wars universe, so this may just be me grasping at straws trying to justify what people say is a subpar performance from Hayden Christensen. However, I feel like I’ve given this analysis objective treatment and truly believe that he deserves more praise for what I consider to be an incredible job portraying such an interesting and deep character.

8

’Cause I’ve seen twilight

I was stained by a role
In a day not my own
But as you walked into my life
You showed what needed to be shown
I always knew what was right
I just didn’t know that I might
Peel away and choose to see
With such a different sight

Happy Jenny Calendar Day! @dreadfulcalendarwoman

(i’ve never made one of these before so lets ignore the shitty banner and the fact that this probably won’t work)

Um. Wow? I can’t believe one thousand people follow me. This past year has been super hectic. Joining the tumblr fandom again is the best choice I could have made. I’ve made so many amazing friends, made so many amazing memories, and I finally plucked up the courage to start posting my writing. Thanks to everyone who’s clicked that little follow button, you all brighten my day so much and give me a safe place to be myself and enjoy my day. You make me laugh and smile constantly, and you fill me with so much inspiration and motivation. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you! I love you all very dearly.

Keep reading

cliché || newt scamander

Originally posted by newt-and-pickett

word count: 2624

summary: slytherin!reader x newt scamander

*lowercase intented*

author’s note: okay so, the reader being a slytherin is not mentioned very often. also, this is a bit shorter than the last one, but that’s okay i hope.  (sorry for any grammatical errors) i don’t think this is the best i could have done… but i just hope you enjoy it anyways.

Keep reading

Science Project (Part 2) - Stiles Stilinski *SMUT*

Author: daddyobrienx

Pairing: Stiles x Reader

Rating: NSFW

Word Count: 3,056

Warnings: Smut obviously.

A/N: GUYS, I’m sooo sorry I haven’t updated this is so long. I didn’t know if i should’ve made a part 2 until a few days ago, because you guys asked. Also Callie, @teenwolves-ahead has been such a babe and inspired me to keep writing. Life has been pretty hectic with school and other things. I’m working on a lot more and will try to get them out sooner. Anyways I hope y’all enjoy this second part!

Part 1

This was a bad idea.

Yes, what Stiles did was cocky and he’s still the smartass we all know and love, but I don’t think pissing off a Beta that came from Derek was the best way to stay alive. I could already smell the anger coming off of Isaac as soon as Stiles made his last comment. But honestly, Isaac deserves it. He has cheated on me countless times, who knows how many times. So why was he so mad? I bet he never loved me.

We get out of the science class before Isaac could rip Stiles’ head off. I walk down the halls with Stiles’ arm still clinging around my waist. I turn my head around, curious to see if Isaac is following, he stood near the door. His face burns with anger as he sees us walking together.

Keep reading

Hailey Slater - Founder of the Slater Random Legacy

Marital Status: Single parent

Number of Children: Four

Primary Career: Criminal (Evil)

Generational Goal: Fulfilled

Misc. Fun: Random Traits

Coming soon.

I’m Okay

Originally posted by wwhatfinn

Request: Can you write a Barry imagine where you work for a really corporate business place and you have to go to a business party for your boss and Barry is your best friend and just got out of the coma and surprises you at the party and everyone thinks he’s your boyfriend? And lots off fluff and maybe some spice?? Thank you so much!

Notes: So, my first fic after my trip! I was going to upload this last night/earlier today but unfortunately I got sick so I’ve just been in bed reading fics instead. Anyways, I did have Y/N and Barry end up together, but still as best friends, you know how it gets. Anyways, I hope you like it!

Keep reading

The Sweetest Things Are Always Unexpected | Bestfriend!Calum


Gif is not mine, all credit goes to the owner.

Warning: smut, fluff, general shenanigans.

Pairing: Reader x Calum

Word Count: 2,056

Synopsis: Ya’ll are childhood friends who like to travel a lot. You leave for a trip to Mexico, have a bit of a room mishap, but what comes of it is better than anticipated.

A/N: This idea came to me when I was in the shower and I was like ohohohoho this could be fun. Super huge apologies for not writing for a long time, I had major block for ages and then college started lmao. Anyways, I hope you guys like this!!! xx

——————————————————————————————-

You and Cal had decided to go on a trip to Mexico. Going on random trips was just kind of something you two did, being the best of friends just trying to travel to all the places the two of you could. From little road trips an hour away to week long trips with an oceans distance, you guys would make it happen. The two of you always shared a room simply because it made things cheaper. But when you guys had arrived at your hotel, they had given you guys a single instead of a double. You guys had tried to fix it, but there weren’t any available rooms left. Calum was clearly distraught and about to ask for a rollaway before you had said “it’ll be fine, Cal. It’ll be just like when were kids and had sleep overs.” You never minded sleeping next to anyone, especially not him. The two of you had been friends since diapers, always taking naps on each other. But your guys’ sleep overs had long ended once puberty hit. Once you two were settled in your rooms, you decided to have a shower. Taking your laptop and a set of clothes, you began to blare music. Dancing around the bathroom as you waited for the water to heat up before stepping in.

The hot water covered your skin as you wiped your hands over your face, getting the extra soap off of it. Humming along to the tune playing, you hear a knock on the door.

“Y/N, I need to pee… really bad, like now.”

Keep reading

Write everything down about us on a love letter
And throw it into the empty sky
The wind will embrace us

+cr.

Concealing more then my face.

A/N: I wrote something at the spur of the moment, maybe there will be a part two how know? I just wanted to write something.. so ENJOY PEACHES.


There had been a bit of an awkward tension between me and Harry since we broke up, both of us could clearly feel it but we handled it well, or so I thought we did anyway.

Keep reading

5

My bias towards Izuku being #1 son is showing, but Todoroki really needs some positive reinforcement.

HE TRIES HIS BEST GIVE HIM SOME ENCOURAGEMENT.

anonymous asked:

Hi ! I'm the anon that sent the message asking about the fic in which Dan went to a really prestigious music university, and so did Phil. Dan played the piano and Phil played the flute. That wasn't the fic, but thanks anyway for the help :) I really loved the fic you sent. I was just wondering if you could still look for it ? I really want to read it ! thanks again !

Scholar (wattpad) - Phil Lester’s family has been attending Tybalt International Academy for generations. Dan Howell is just lucky to be there. Despite coming from entirely different backgrounds, they become the best of friends, and maybe something more…

- Tori