i got a lot of feels about this movie

Rogue One’s Problem with Jyn Erso and “Show Don’t Tell”

Since we got a few asks about it and I got to see the movie last night I thought I’d share a few quick feelings.

First I’ll say that I read the setup as Jyn being the main character and Cassian being the support. Which in and of itself is ~whatever~ but that understanding colored the rest of my experience.

So. With Cassian we get a lot more developmental story time. We get to see him be a captain in the resistance/alliance/etc, we get to see him interact with a variety of folks and see those dynamics play out, and he (Diego) gets real opportunities to show off his acting.

However with Jyn we go straight from her as a kid and losing her family (and lbr that scene was about Galen not her - which, hey fair enough i guess), straight to her being grown and in jail. No carry-thru narrative weight, just boom, there we go. We don’t know anything about her. There are a couple times we get to see her fight, but tbh it’s not that impressive to warrant the bit about her being Guerrera’s best soldier by the time she was sixteen. And to have her attitude about fighting the good fight or whatever turn on such a pinhead, again, carried practically no narrative weight (for me). So when they give her the big speech at the roundtable it just reads as an inexperienced young woman out of depths trying her best to play with the big kids. Which yeah, sucks, but that’s how it read.

An easy fix IMO would have been to have literally one scene with teenage Jyn and Guerrera, where he could have told her about Galen and she could have expressed sadness or frustration or something. That would have added maybe 3-5 min at most, and if you shorten some of the boring action scenes and get rid of one of the useless Krennic scenes (the one with him and darth for example) then boom there you go, plenty of time to build the character of your MAIN LEAD CHARACTER…. /ffs. I don’t know whether to put it down to bad directing, bad writing, bad editing, or a combination thereof, but I mean … why did it have to get that far.

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And I thought about how many people have loved those songs. And how many people got through a lot of bad times because of those songs. And how many people enjoyed good times with those songs. And how much those songs really mean. I think it would be great to have written one of those songs. I bet if I wrote one of them, I would be very proud. I hope the people who wrote those songs are happy. I hope they feel it’s enough. I really do because they’ve made me happy. And I’m only one person.

So I watched Rogue One again last weekend (color me surprised both that any theater was still playing a movie that came out in December, and that my stepdad the Star Wars nerd hadn’t seen it yet). It’s a rewarding second view: lots of wordless microexpressions from the actors, lots of attention to detail in the sets, lots of downright beautiful shots that I got to savor (the Death Star eclipse over Jedha, my god) since I already knew the plot. Some random stuff that stood out this time around:

-Diego Luna’s face flickers visibly through a whole range of expressions when Cassian kills his informant in the opening scenes: from deceptively soothing to ruthless to self-loathing to wariness to determination, all in the space of a few seconds without saying a word. A+ acting. I AM IMPRESSED.

-Likewise, the camera cuts away to K-2 when Cassian screams for him during his death scene, but his expression when it cuts back will tear your heart out. It’s subtle, but Jyn totally takes charge for a minute, probably because Cassian is too busy staring around the data vault like a lost child. For a character who spends the entire movie as “guy with the ability to improvise a plan even when things are going to shit,” that’s rather telling. (I’m sorry. I have an unreasonable amount of feels about these characters in general and Cassian Andor in particular.)

-Blue Squadron soaring in over the Scarif beaches on the familiar wings of John Williams’ score is one of the most satisfying “here comes the cavalry” moments I have EVER SEEN. Even more impressive, it is no less thrilling for the knowledge that they’re all going to die anyway. I teared up a tiny bit both times, I admit. It’s the music that seals it.

-I know I already mentioned the Death Star eclipse, but YOU GUYS. That shot is just…mythical. Apocalyptic. Something out of an epic poem. Whoever envisioned that shot deserves a raise.

Bail Organa’s last onscreen words in the Star Wars franchise are “I would trust her with my life” OK SATAN GARETH EDWARDS FUCK YOU

-On that note, it’s a really minor thing, but very satisfying from a thematic perspective that they manage to weave a thread of Bail + Leia (and Vader and Leia) into a story so concerned with fathers and daughters

-Why are there so many things with tentacles on Jedha (there is Bor Gullet but also some calamari octopus street food thing which frankly looks delicious)? It’s a desert. This is the sort of completely irrelevant detail my brain chooses to focus on and I require an explanation

-I’ve no idea how I didn’t catch this the first time around, but the line that Cassian hurls at Jyn when they argue (“You’re not the only one who lost everything. Some of us just decided to do something about it”) echoes Bodhi’s earlier line about Galen (“He said I could make things right, if I was brave enough to do something​ about it”). OUCH.

-The amount of characterization they crammed into SIX central characters inhabiting an action plot that progresses at breakneck speed really is impressive. I love them all. I love Star Wars: Fight Fascism 2016. SO MUCH.

mooseman13579 replied to your video “I went to see Metropolis at the Arclight yesterday. I’m a fan of Fritz…”

Speaking of running fast; all of the characters. To the point that when I got to see it, people started joking that the protagonists are clearly the ancestors of the Flash.

There was a LOT of running in that movie. Wow, so much running. Also, so many crowd scenes. I do feel like he could’ve gotten that 2:30 down to about an hour fifty if he’d cut out some of the running, and like, a good half of the “struggling with doors”. (I know there are some heavily cut versions, but those are mostly censorship which means they cut out the good parts. :D)

alpacamyhedgehog replied to your video “I went to see Metropolis at the Arclight yesterday. I’m a fan of Fritz…”


I haven’t seen Metropolis yet, but in my volunteer job at an archive, I processed some letters from a British AP journalist who worked in France and Germany through the early 1930s, and he mentioned watching it in the cinema. He was really excited about it and told his wife that she’d like it too. It was a great window into early sci-fi and what viewers thought about it at the time. Glad to hear it still translates well to the big screen. :)

Aw neat! It was definitely a great example of early cinematic scifi to nerd out over. 

kestrel337 replied to your video “I went to see Metropolis at the Arclight yesterday. I’m a fan of Fritz…”

I loved it even on the small screen; it must be amazing on the big one!

Yeah, I feel like there must be a lot you miss seeing it on a small screen. (For one, Josephat’s hilarious sweatdrop when he’s fired.) 

Subject A0: In The Glade [Part 1]

Emergence

Part 1/20 of Subject A0 : In The Glade. [next]

“They took everything. They took her whole world. But little did they know that she found a new one in him.” (Newt x Reader)

Basically a self-insert Maze Runner fan fiction (because I’m obsessed and absolute trash haha) but formatted as an Imagine for more to enjoy! This is also Newt x Reader by the way! <3

Warnings: Anxiety

A/N : This is the story I’m talking about and I really hope you guys enjoy this! It’s been going on in my head even before I made this blog, so it’s thanks to this storyline that this blog even came to be. I got some references/concepts from both he books and the movies. I’ve got a lot of parts planned out but only just an outline but nonetheless, this is going to be a long one, haha!

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ik ppl are like “u shouldnt be grateful for scraps!!” re: queer rep in beauty & the beast but u know what, my whole life being a gay kid watching tv and movies i have been taught to be grateful for scraps because too often i dont even get scraps! so yeah i am grateful for gay lefou dancing with gay dress wearing man! yeah i got actually excited when it happened! yeah it made me feel good! it wasnt a lot and i deserve much more but from disney it was just about the most i’ve ever received and i am grateful for it as the stepping stone i hope it will be

EXO Reaction to -

You not being able to walk after your first time

Request;

BTS/EXO reaction to you being sore and cant walk the day after your first time?

BTS Version {Here}

BAEKHYUN: 

He would be really cocky about it. He’d also laugh at you a lot. 

“Damn I didn’t know my impact was so strong jagi.”

CHANYEOL: 

He would carry you around the house. He’d make sure to bring you everything you needed. 

“No don’t get up jagi!! I’ve got it.”

JONGDAE:

He would laugh. He probably wouldn’t even help you. He would just laugh at your struggles.

“You know jagi, you look like you’re struggling.”

JONGIN: 

He would feel a little bad. Therefore he’d try to cuddle with you a lot. 

“Jagi why don’t we watch a movie?”

JUNMYEON:

He would be really worried. He would definitely help you and apologize if he was to rough from the previous night.

“Sorry if I was too rough last night jagiya.”

KYUNGSOO:

He would cook you something. Or just try to pamper you, but he wouldn’t really say much on your limp.

“Jagi, I made breakfast.”

LUHAN:

He would pull you back into the bed, and cuddle you until he felt like getting up.

“Jagiya don’t leave me.”

MINSEOK:

He would feel bad. Constantly pampering and asking if you were alright.

“Jagi are you sure you’re alright?”

SEHUN: 

He would act as if nothing was wrong. In his head he would smirk at the fact he got you like that though. 

“I mean you weren’t complaining about it last night jagi.”

YIFAN:

Like Suho, he would feel bad. Definitely making sure you were comfortable. 

“Jagi, let me know if I get to rough.”

YIXING: 

He would constantly apologize. Then he would ask you if you wanted anything.

“Jagi want me to buy you food?”

ZITAO: 

He wouldn’t care at first. But he would when he saw you were grumpy. 

“Come on jagiiii I’ll go buy you something!”

-Admins A & JC

putting this out there for the lovely Strangers.

I keep thinking about why we sexualize Bog to nth degree, but where’s Marianne in this? My theory is we are Marianne, we all relate to her. We don’t need to know or reimagine her backstory, we already know it, her backstory is ours. We were all the weird ones that got talked about for not being like everyone else. 

Of course we’re going to sexualize Bog, we want the same damn thing, that same satisfaction in finding someone the way Marianne did. 

I have a lot of feelings guys. I pick apart this movie everyday in my head. 

So I went into TFA with no expectations, no real idea about the cast except the old-timers, and no strong feelings one way or the other. I really liked the original episodes, watched them a lot growing up, and hadn’t watched the prequels because everyone said they sucked. (I will be rectifying this over the long weekend, no worries.)

And the movie was so, so good.

But the moment that got me was Kylo Ren taking off his mask for Rey. Not in a shipper sense, not romantically, but just that moment. I had no idea who was cast as Ren, and the first time I saw his face felt like hearing that Darth Vader was Luke’s father. I knew what DV looked like under his mask, and I knew what villains were supposed to look like.

And he doesn’t look like a villain.

He has a soft face, a full mouth. He looks young, feminine. Villains are sharp boned and thin lipped (lookin’ at you, Loki) and Ren did not look like a villain.

He was beautiful. And I’m not saying this in a “Adam Driver is so hot” kind of way. I’m saying that he was beautiful, and that made everything worse.

Darth Vader wore his mask because of his injuries. Ren wears his mask because he doesn’t look like a villain without it.

He looks young. He looks soft. He looks *good.* He doesn’t look like the Dark Side.

And he knows it. He knows he has his father’s Aquiline nose and his mother’s eyes. He’s tall like Anakin, but not sharp and angular. He chews that full bottom lip that Han so graciously cursed him with. He knows he doesn’t look the part.

So why did he take off the mask for her? Why, when he wants something from her? Why show her his greatest flaw:

His kind face.

anonymous asked:

are you ever gonna finish The Mirror Between Us???? I'm dying to read about when they finally meet!!!

Eventually! I’ve got a lot going on right now between fanfic and original writing and work and life stuff but it’s still humming in the back of my head :) I’m actually quite excited for all the pretty angst still to come.

Here’s the current fic writing plan

  1. Finish writing Marriage of Convenience because we’ve come too far to leave it be
  2. Finish writing Mirror Between Us because all that pretty angst
  3. Take a moment to let self feel feels over public perceptions of fic writing. Get over it.
  4. ???
  5. Realize the Carmilla movie is coming out and I’m only 27 stories away from having written a full 100 Hollstein stories. Make choices.
  6. ???
After my ex-girlfriend slept with my "best friend" I changed her Netflix account from English to Mandarin.

About three months after we broke up I found out that my best friend had been sleeping with my ex-girlfriend without either of them even considering how i would feel. After lots of anger and disappointment I got over the incident but I decided to enact my revenge on her by changing her Netflix language to Mandarin because I still had access to her account. I then favourited all sorts of movies I know she hated and messed with her queues on her ongoing shows.

Edit:  To clarify, she told me she had sex with him to hurt me because she actually never found him attractive. Hence why I had to enact some petty revenge on her. I never did find out if they slept together while we were dating but I sure hope not.. Also this was a girl I dated for two and a half years. She was my first love. So yes it maybe pathetic and petty what I did but, after all that, I couldn’t care less.

I think part of the reason I enjoy McElroy content so much is that they talk a lot about their job fuckups and they are still making money doing something they love.  Like of course they got supremely lucky in a lot of ways but if Justin got fired from Blockbuster bc he stole a movie and Griffin got fired by his father-in-law and still got a job with a video game website, I can do anything

anonymous asked:

Can we expect any more writing 👀 I'm so dead up I love ur writing it's mad entertaining tbh I was just lookin up tom for the new movie and I came across one of ur writings and I was like 😍😍😍 than the more videos and pictures of tom I saw and now I'm trapped 😩 it's u and tom fault

I’m glad I can be a reason for the cause of your obsession😂 But girl I don’t feel like doing ish rn, these people are tf WORISOME and I got a lot of stuff that’s about to come up. 

And it honestly depends on how i’m feeling. Like if I get random inspiration then I will type it but sometimes I can’t finish! I have so many imagines in draft, its ridicoulous! 

Like this shit is out of control but I don’t have the enthusiasm to finish right now😩

About three months after we broke up I found out that my best friend had been sleeping with my ex-girlfriend without either of them even considering how i would feel. After lots of anger and disappointment I got over the incident but I decided to enact my revenge on her by changing her Netflix language to Mandarin because I still had access to her account. I then favourited all sorts of movies I know she hated and messed with her queues on her ongoing shows.

Edit: To clarify, she told me she had sex with him to hurt me because she actually never found him attractive. Hence why I had to enact some petty revenge on her. I never did find out if they slept together while we were dating but I sure hope not.. Also this was a girl I dated for two and a half years. She was my first love. So yes it maybe pathetic and petty what I did but, after all that, I couldn’t care less.

veliseraptor replied to your post: will you miss jane in the movie?

I will miss Jane, but mostly because I spent a lot of time thinking about what she could be, and getting attached to that. As opposed to…what she actually got to be.

Jane deserved better. There’s so much they could have done with her in the second movie that would have made it more compelling, more character focused, but they failed hard. Barring that, they could have springboarded the astrophysicist studying wormholes into the greater MCU arena at any time (what with the whole discovering aliens are real and can, you know, travel to Earth whenever they feel like it). But no.

huh

having finally reviewed the spoilers, i am surprised to be in the positive/not particularly negative half of the fandom for once

…prrrrrrobably because i am assuming this is the last real season of the show, and i’ve made my peace with the inevitable disappointments to come

plus, my feelings about the CS wedding aside, i will be excited to hear jen and colin sing together

but. still. hey. y'all had to put up with me losing my mind over milah and emma during s5 (and occasionally nowadays, yo) so i owe patience to anyone feeling very negative. this show means a lot to us

and i can think of lots of potential upcoming things that could make
me upset, so i got no right to say i’ll be pleased with how things shake out

treat yo'self to the CS movie and have a rum/hot cocoa tonight. (i might, too.) or punch something that looks vaguely like a&e. *pat pat* CS will still be true love, they can’t take that from us

anonymous asked:

Mun, can I have some headcanons on faba's hobbies if you have any?

[I sure do!

I mentioned before that Faba probably is into gaming. It’s an outlet, he’s anonymous when he does it and he can get his frustrations out that way. Plus he isn’t that happy with his life as he pretends to be so gaming truly is an escape for him. You can trigger him into talking about it for hours but then feel embarrassed by knowing so much about it. 

I also see him as someone who watches a lot of movies and TV shows even anime. I base this on the fact that he’s lonely in real life and the sound of the TV makes his house feel like a home. It doesn’t feel so empty. At first he only did it for the sound of it but then he really got into some shows, he follows them weekly. 

He would also enjoy stuff like cross stitch, knitting and sewing. He finds it calming and I do believe he designs and/or makes his own clothing. He does this because of his odd body shape. So instead of just buying store bought items he makes them himself. It also add to his elite persona that he advertises on his blog. He is so elite he has clothing no one else has because he made it himself. The sound of the sewing machine is therapeutic to him. 

He likes reading for the same reason as gaming, it’s an escape! I also think he likes drawing, though he’s not that good at it. No one knows about it because he tends to hide the things he isn’t perfect at. 

Finally he loves to cook…. even though he doesn’t eat it himself. His Pokemon get spoiled rotten with his own gourmet food that is healthy and nutritious. I like to imagine that he loves testing all kinds of recipes and hoping for the best result. He’s pretty good at making food!]