In 1859, while the Second Italian War of Independence was being fought, Hayez painted Il Bacio. Surely his most famous creation, the painting enjoyed a wide and earned popularity right from the beginning. The sweet and furtive kiss that the two youngsters in medieval clothes share was immediately interpreted as the goodbye of a plotter, or a war volunteer, to his lover.
This interpretation was supported by the fact that the young man’s face is almost completely hidden, that his left foot is on one of the steps- as if he were about to run away-, that his knife is pushing on the girl’s hip, and that it seems like someone is watching them (their shadow has been projected against the wall on the left).
The two lovers stand out against the plain background of squared rocks. The young girl is completely immersed in the hug. Her lithe figure seems to be cut between the man’s red tights and his brown mantle, and it is enhanced by the shimmering effects of her pale blue dress.
Garrison AU where Lance confronts Keith because of their rivalry. Keith thinks Lance is talking about the kitten Keith has hidden in his jacket.
Lance: I know what you’re up to and you won’t get away with it. Keith: Oh god. I know I’m not supposed to have it in here but it’s so cold outside and I panicked - Lance: Wait, what? Kitten: *peeks head out of jacket*
Lance almost explodes from how cute it is and insists on helping Keith take care of it (because Lance is convinced it won’t survive to adulthood with just Keith raising it)
Cue bonding moments:
Lance and Keith holing up together in the library and whispering fervently as they figure out how to raise it
Lance hanging out a lot with Keith in his room because that’s where they’ve decided to keep it (Keith is the only one of the two with a single room)
Keith and Lance taking turns cradling the kitten in their arms or using their shoelaces to play with it
Lance setting up loud distractions in the mess hall so Keith can sneak into the kitchens for supplies
Lance teasing Keith because “the kitten takes better care of grooming itself than you do" as he tries to get Keith to cut his hair
Bickering over what to name it: Lance: I wouldn’t expect you to know a good name when you hear considering your name is Keith but - Keith: Says the guy whose name is Lance Lance: Lance is a perfectly good name I’ll have you know! (It takes a while for them to agree on anything)
Bonus: Lance accidentally referring to Keith as the father of his child in front of Pidge and Hunk
Eventually one of the staff finds the kitten in Keith’s room. When he’s called in to the disciplinary office Keith never implicates Lance in hiding the kitten. This is the final reason for Keith being kicked out due to “disciplinary reasons”.
But seriously someone talk to me about my complicated as fuq feelings about Shallura post S2.
Because I feel like there’s a really great story in a ‘they had Feelings and were both semi-aware, or maybe even a casual ‘best we can do under the circumstances’ thing, but Allura’s reaction to Keith put a stop to it’
While Allura did have a pretty good reason for feeling the way she did and Shiro knows it, I feel like he would still pick Keith if he was made to choose. And I don’t think he would feel very positively about Allura around then, and Shiro’s not the kind of guy to have a thing with someone who was hurting his friend.
I have a scene in my head that’s basically Allura asking Shiro if he wants to, ahem, meet up that night, and Shiro ending their not-a-thing for the time being.
Allura: Is that supposed to change my mind? Am I supposed to see the error of my ways?
Shiro: No, I’m still hoping you’ll do that on your own. This isn’t about you, not really. It’s… Lance would probably call it the ‘bro code’
Eren Jaeger is a teenager who is still exploring the world, still growing up, still developing himself, and is a flawed human being, who isn’t perfect in any kind of way, but is human, and that’s what makes him a good character.
Simple labels such as “good person” or “bad person” don’t reflect the complexity of his character (or any of the characters, for that matter). Isayama has written this message in so many different ways throughout his story. He doesn’t want his characters to be seen as just “bad guys” or “good guys”. He wants them to be seen as human beings, who are different from each other, but their differences don’t necessarily mean one has to be good and the other is bad.
Just because a character is a pure, angelic godsend, who did nothing wrong, doesn’t make them a good character.
Just because a character is literally the descendant of Satan, doesn’t mean they’re a bad character.
Don’t erase the character’s complexity by using simple terms such as “good” and “bad”, or “right” and “wrong”.
A well-written character isn’t just “a good person who fights evil”. People aren’t born to the world with those labels, people don’t just do things like that. People learn, they develop, they experience things, see the world, all of which makes them the person they are today. Their development is constant, the person they are now is not necessarily who they will be in the future.
Characters in SnK are humane, their complexity surpasses the shallow judgment, and that’s what makes them good characters. They don’t need to be perfect, they don’t need to be nice, or right. They’re far more than just that, and it’s amazing.
In short words I love Eren Jaeger so much. He’s a complex, flawed and well-written character, and I will support him till the end.
fantastic beasts but like,,,,,,,, without the plot,,,,,,,,,,,,,, just two hours of my boy newt taking care of all the creatures in his suitcase- and maybe a sideplot about picket’s struggle to fit in with the rest of the bowtruckle,,,, no johnny depp no deeper plot no awkward romantic pairings just good old newt scamander and his magical creatures