i have a problem with this scene

ok so i gotta ask

justice league had great character development, it wasn’t too dark, it had awesome character interactions, the pacing wasn’t off, didn’t have gratuitous cameos, it cut down on the slomo (except for the barry scenes because those are kinda necessary for a speedster), and it even showed clark smiling more (which was apparently a huge deal in bvs?)

so….what’s the fucking problem now?

EDIT: before anyone brings it up, the obvious whedon bullshit doesn’t count cause it wasn’t that much and i’m choosing to forever ignore that

WC NaNo: Day Eighteen Writing Prompts

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Day eighteen of writing prompts! Warm-up if you would like, then continue to a rewriting or first drafting prompt and, if you need it, there’s always our “I’m Stuck” prompt to give you a bit of a nudge forward! Here’s an explanation of the prompt types should you need it!

WARM-UP: Word association: Google the word of the day then write the first thing that comes to mind from the first link.

FIRST DRAFTERS: Write a scene about your character facing one of their worst fears. BUT—instead of making it dramatic or serious…make it funny.

REWRITERS: Consider a scene that you’re having trouble with. Break down the purpose of the scene. What are you trying to achieve with it to move the story along? What are each of the characters in the scene trying to achieve? If you’re having a problem with the scene after identifying these goals, change one of the characters’ goals and see what happens!

I’M STUCK: Create a conflict between your main characters. Give them something to fight about that could drive them apart now, or plant the seed for a future division.

Feel free to share the products of these prompts through the submission box–just include “WC Prompt Share” in the title or tags!

anonymous asked:

Hey Gef! Any tips for an impatient perfectionist who has trouble writing up anything for their fanfiction? I envision my scenes perfectly and can’t seem to translate them to paper because I️ want to get to the good stuff — then when I️ do skip to the scene I️ want to write, I️ obsess over perfection and am never satisfied. Likewise with filler or necessary story progression

I definitely used to have the problem of skipping around with scenes. I would plot out a novel-length fic and then start with the “good” parts that I wanted to write first, neglecting the things that went in the middle to make that story progress. I can tell you what I did to overcome it, but I don’t know that it’s great advice; it’s just how I managed to do it.

Basically what I forced myself to do was write in order. I could plot out all the chapters I wanted, but I had to write the story itself in the way it was going to flow in its finished form. I have an unusual way of outlining (I’ve discovered from talking to other people), where I do it in a narrative style. Like: “The next morning, Hux wakes up to news that the Eagles have returned. He gets out of bed, so relieved, and washes the sorrow of the night from his face in the cold water of the basin.” It’s kind of like writing the story, but basically I’m just laying out the full extent of the plot without all the frills and description I’ll actually add in by the time I sit down the write it. I find that these narrative kind of outlines help me to put down on paper what I want to get to in the future, but not all the details. That means I have the gist of it and then can come back to it when I’m there in chronological order. Like I said before, that might be totally useless to you, but it’s how I do it. It helped me to make sure I got through all the stuff that needs to happen between big events.

Perfectionism is a whole different kettle of fish. I don’t want to be a motivational poster that says “Finished is better than perfect,” but that’s a lot of it. Nothing is ever going to be exactly perfect, but if you can get it to a place where you’re proud of it, that’s where you should be satisfied. Look at what you’ve done and ask yourself if this is worth being proud of: it took you time, you thought it out, the words came together well (if not perfectly). Recognize that you put a lot of effort into what you did. That, at least, is a starting point for accepting that it’s ready to go.

You’re not going to love every section you write. That’s just the reality. Sometimes you’re going to finish a section, look at it, and say, “Well, this is meh, but at least I’m effing done.” I have 100% felt that way about certain sections of all my fics. Just stop and appreciate that you did finish it, though. If it sucked to write, pat yourself on the back and be content with the fact that you actually got through it. If you want some feedback at that point, you can get it, too. Ask a friend to read it, and I bet you they’ll point out things they like that you didn’t think were any good. Maybe it’s not their favorite chapter, either, but it’s there, it moves the plot along, and it’s finished.

Forgive yourself for not being perfect, too. Don’t beat yourself up over every little thing if it doesn’t fit the vision in your head. You can, of course, have standards for yourself and your work, but be kind. Being creative is supposed to be fun; have fun with it.

I hope that maybe helps a little? I’m not used to giving advice. ^_^

anonymous asked:

Don't don't don't is one of the most poignant intimate scenes ever, rich with exquisite meaning. Such a classic. Only problem is it was 8 seasons ago. Canon following gave them so much crap, lies, band aids, made them toxic. "We are together and that is all that matters" became a lot of things really do matter. Love and chemistry isn't enough to make the marriage go. I used to watch this magic scene endlessly. Now, it's great but they sucked all the wonderful truth away.

Yeah, this is one of the examples. Everything between S5-S8 was gold and it’s just sad that they have to ruin it just for the stupid drama and thrills. 

Unpopular Voltron opinion, with meta to back it up.

I don’t think the big Keith and Lance scene in episode 6 was meant to be seen as having gone well, or for things to be getting back on track in regards to Lance’s doubts. I’m actually pretty sure the conversation unintentionally made things with Lance even worse.

Just because Keith and Lance shared a scene alone together, without any fighting or outward disagreements, does NOT mean it went well. I know everyone who is a Klance shipper wants that to be the case, but the whole “5 feet apart” jokes and logic with their ship shouldn’t suddenly change the emotional tone that is ACTUALLY present here.

Do not get me wrong, it is clear that both of them wanted this talk to go well without any confrontation, and to talk with a level head and with honesty. They have both grown as people to realize this. It doesn’t mean there wasn’t a major miscommunication here. 

Lets go through this moment by moment, shall we?

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How To Come Out in A Conservative Society

An History Lesson on Ellen DeGeneres and Theories about BTS

First, let me start off by saying that I know this is going to piss off some people. Your precious boys can’t have a bad rumor spread about them, can they? 

Well, fun fact: These rumors about idols have gone on for years, and they still have jobs. The rumors aren’t the problem, because when it comes to LGBT rumors, unlike straight rumors or controversies, Korea readily just accepts them as not possible and so someone can be rumored gay and nothing come from it, unless it was ever confirmed, so again, the rumor isn’t the problem. The lack of acceptance if said rumors are confirmed is the problem, because idols can only work if a company feels they will be able to make money. It is simple economics. If fans are not willing to accept and openly express acceptance, how can we expect a society to? How can we expect companies to feel that their artists have a market? Now I understand Korea has a thing about censorship despite fan reaction. This is a part of the problem, and it is a complicated political setting in which I do not understand and therefore cannot determine the ultimate solution. 

All I can say is this:

Guys, America was not always as accepting as it is now. America did used to be like Korea, and none of the laws for the LGBT were in place. What changed? The people. If you, as fans, are so set on protecting idols that you inherently promote the idea that being LGBT is an issue, even if you don’t mean it that way, you are being problematic to the cause. Discussing it openly allows idols and even companies to see the acceptance among fans, and fans educating other fans about it allows the societies to see the change in the people. You have the power but when you so adamantly push to censor the discussion, you give the power to those who wish to not acknowledge the LGBT. Talking is good, and could really help an LGBT idol feel better about themselves if they are LGBT.

NOW ONTO THE TOPIC OF DISCUSSION!

So, BTS wants to visit Ellen. This is very interesting to me, as I have always felt a slight connection of their stories. I have a theory, but you have to actually hear me out to try and understand that this is something legitimate and not just some delusion of grandeur. 

First, how many of you actually know the history behind Ellen?

Well, I am going to assume that a lot of you are younger than me. BTS is younger than me lol. So, in the 90s, Ellen DeGeneres was an American television sweetheart. People loved her. American families watched her all the time. She was really popular. She had her show Ellen, which if you didn’t know, was not the talk show she has now. It was an actual sitcom where she played a character named Ellen. She boldly made the choice ON THE SHOW to have the character come out as a lesbian, and the next day on a talk show, she came out herself.

It was a bold move in the 90′s when LGBT rights were in the shitter. Still, if you look back, she actually was quite clever and strategic. She played the every woman and that’s why families loved her, but you will see hints of her sexuality. She used her medium and talent to subconsciously familiarize her audience with the idea of her being LGBT. It took a lot of work, and trust me, her coming out was not ENTIRELY smooth, but it went quite well. She was one of the few at the time to come out and have her career thrive after. 

She after that managed to have the highest viewed day time talk show that still runs today, a role in one of the most beloved children’s films, Finding Nemo. In fact, a open lesbian having a role like Dory in a children’s film at all was a huge deal. She managed to do all of this and land a deal with JC Penney and Covergirl, and her net worth is 350 million. She even for over a decade remained with her wife Portia, all while her career grew. Sure, along the way there were idiots who condemned her, but most of America loved Ellen.

All from a woman who wore short hair, gender non-conforming fashion, and openly lived as a lesbian in the 90′s. She may not be too shocking to you guys, but she did “look like a lesbian” in what people would have defined (don’t take this as my belief).

How? 

Just being someone everyone can connect to! She was happy and funny and wanted the world to laugh! She showed that LGBT people are just like everyone else. They wanted their rights, and that was all. This is a discussion for an entirely different subject, but I as an LGBT can tell you that while I think people should be accepted and able allowed to behave in the manner they see fit as long as it harms no one, there is value in LGBT who are not defined by the stereotypical “LGBT” behavior and are simply just day by day people who live just like you. Ellen did not over-exaggerate her sexuality’s stereotypical behavior. There is nothing wrong with being flamboyant, but sometimes sadly, the first step to acceptance is to be able to empathize and she was the one to be able to connect to easier, and with time, starting with people like her being accepted, times changed, and now we are seeing acceptances for all forms. It isn’t perfect, and it probably never will be, but it is there. She pushed boundaries, but she did so strategically and it worked for her.

NOW LOL WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH BTS?

Well, if you are familiar with their music, behavior, ethical principles, and the HYYH, then you might see where I am going with this.

Firstly, I would be here for hours if I mentioned all the various moments were they referenced something LGBT or did something related to. There is the Japanese Jungkook fanboy, Glam’s Party XXO, Namjoon’s words about the issue, Yoongi and his fuckery, Troye Sivan ultimate stanning, ‘I Know’ etc, but let me continue with my point.

I feel that BTS are familiarizing their fans with the idea of LGBT within idols. Idols have always had fanservice, and idols have always had ones who professed acceptance. There have even been idols that have hinted towards ideas of LGBT in their art (like Monsta X’s All In) but if ARMYS are correct about the HYYH, there may actually be the first LGBT narrative involving idols (KWill’s Please Don’t featured an LGBT plotline but I am talking about the idol themselves being involved). 

There have been hints that Yoongi and Jungkook within the narrative have a romantic plot. The HYYH Notes give this idea some light. Granted, we could be incorrect, but it does seem to be the case with the narrative text. We will have to see in the future where they take it.The Love Yourself highlights also hint at this. Then, Namjoon’s insistence on Love Yourself: Her being gender neutral. I think this is for a specific purpose as well.

Then there was the photoshoot with Jimin and Jungkook on the same rainbow unicorn float that was used at Korean Pride that same summer. I do not find this coincidental at all. There is a message, and I find that they are trying to send it in a palatable way for fans, which sadly shouldn’t have to happen, but it is the society we live in. There is the fact that they covered a song without changing pronouns, which would be ignored had it not been for the recent Namjoon comments and the fact that the BigHit survey featured more than the two genders. I think they recognize all of this. I think that this is all to familiarize fans with directly associating idol with LGBT. 

They are pushing boundaries, but doing so strategically.

Now, this next part might split some people, because it involves two members together, and I know people get pissy but hear me out. Please note that while you may think I am wrong, if you believe there are other LGBT members, the former discussion still applies.

I think the recent events involving Jungkook and Jimin are not fanservice. They are real events that are used by the two for fans. Let me explain: If they are together, they are spending time together, publicly interacting, and expressing themselves more. They are doing this because they love each other, but this is shown for fans for the purpose I believe of getting fans used to the idea, so that if they did eventually come out, it would not be such a shock. Much like Ellen did. I could be entirely wrong, but I think every moment is genuine and they are just showing it to people they care about to show their love. It can be a gift to fans, but that does not make it fanservice. 

As, I said, take the last two paragraphs away, and my point is still relevant, but I do believe they are utilizing this as a chance for members to come out who would not feel comfortable doing so before. I find at this point in time, the most likely is Jimin and Jungkook.

For sure, Jungkook. I always believed him to be some form of LGBT.

NOW, what does any of this mean? What does the future hold?

Well…

You got me.

If I am correct, and I believe I am, this means that BigHit and BTS will eventually tackle the idea of LGBT head on. I think an issue is with the Korea Unicef program, as it is 2 years long, and Yoongi decided not to get a tattoo to be able to do it, so what makes us think being LGBT wouldn’t be an issue, BUT who knows? They may utilize the fact that they are the current most successful Korean idol artist on a national and worldwide scale to see what can happen. Not changing the language they sing in reaches to their intent for change and being a voice for Korean youth, and utilizing the international fame allows them to bridge the youth they are reaching to with the liberalism of Western media.

The thing is in order to not kill their careers, they have to be big enough to survive it. That is why the first part of my essay is so important. Fans are the key. Our support and votes, and yes, our money, is the key to them being big enough that they are untouchable. That might not ever truly happen but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. If we can have an idol who is LGBT that is as big as them, that can invoke change…

JUST LIKE ELLEN. It takes time. Things didn’t change immediately after her, but damn if life didn’t get more and more progressive. I also credit so many others for that, but this is about them.

Please, take into consideration that I put a lot of thought into this before you brush me off, BUT ultimately this is my opinion. Good Day.

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*cracks fingers* Right. There’s been a lot meta about this scene from whether Keith unintentionally made Lance feel worse because he dismissed Lance’s concerns to why Lance chose Keith – of all people, to go to about his insecurities when he easily could have gone to anyone else on the team. But this here? This is what stands out for me.

Keith might not have said the most comforting thing initially (which…I think has more to do with him not being the best at the whole comforting others thing which is understandable considering his backstory) but when the first mission after Lance confessed to feeling like he doesn’t belong on the team and doesn’t have a lion to pilot, this is what Keith does. Keith offers to sit out of the next mission, and lets Shiro pilot the black lion. Furthermore, he doesn’t ask Lance to return the Red Lion back to him signaling that Keith more or less handed over the Red Lion to Lance.

Keith has gotten a lot of flack for his leadership skills both in canon and in the fandom for understandable reasons, but this is a great character and leadership moment from him. He took Lance’s concerns to heart, even if he couldn’t comfort Lance properly, and then took action to remedy the conundrum without putting anyone else but himself on the spot. It’s unselfish and caring all at once.

More than the bedroom scene – which was a great Klance moment, the scene that followed it truly cemented what a great scene the former was. Without this scene, I think the bedroom scene would have felt way more lacking for me.

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SHADOWHUNTERS SEASON 2
day of atonement

“it’s the jewish day of atonement. essentially, you don’t eat anything to atone for your sins for the past year. and judging on my last year, i have a lot to atone for.”

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Make me choose: Madi or Miranda

I want to see this whole goddamned city, this city that you purchased with our misery, burned. I want to see you hanged on the very gallows that you use to hang men for crimes far slighter than this. I want to see that noose around your neck and I want to pull that fucking lever with my own two hands!

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Y’all, listen up. I have a problem with the Sterek scene, mainly the part where Derek says he carried Stiles out.

Not a minute before this, Stiles explained that the FBI had cornered the “feral unsub” and the mission was to bring Derek down.

And yet, according to Derek’s story, he picked up Stiles bridal style and carried him outside to safety.

And… no one stopped him?

Not one FBI agent saw the “feral unsub” grab this untrained intern, heave him up into his arms, and leave? I can clearly see more agents with guns in the background of the scene, running in the door they just came out of.

And. No one. Stopped them.

In conclusion, Derek’s story was also BS and they made up the whole story, they’ve actually been in touch this entire time and they didn’t want the pack to know so they lied about how Stiles “found” Derek.

Duo - Peter Parker

request -  okay so y/n is part of the avengers (she’s peter’s age) & peter does something that practically kills him. y/n freaks out & goes to hold him while the rest of the avengers just watch her in pity. they take peter & tell y/n to go cool down. and then when peter wakes up, he is sternly told by tony to go see y/n before she goes crazy. sorry this is long & specific ❤️ love your writing btw!! one of my favorite blogs

a/n - i had went back and forth with a lot of ideas on this fic, and i really hope it doesn’t seem rushed and i hope it turned out okay and not a flop like me :( but don’t forget to request a peter parker/spider-man fic if you want and follow!

Another building came down to the ground as another crowd ran from the scene, only being able to hear their own screams as the enemy came to terrorize New York. It was only another work of Hydra, trying to come and ruin the lifestyle that so many people have made here. It was fight, after fight, after fight, after fight, and I didn’t know if I could take it anymore.

Peter and I, both natives of Queens, and also the youngest on the team. When Peter and I had first arrived to Headquarters, Captain didn’t hesitate to warn us that most enemies target the younger party the most, and that the rest of the team would prioritize the safety of Peter and I before their own.

Today’s situation seemed to be a bit more difficult than the others, from when I looked up and saw Tony struggling to keep another part of a building from falling to when I saw Natasha almost beaten by one of Hydra’s minions. Something about today was just a bit, off.

“(Y/N)!” I heard Rogers call. I turned around to see his shield coming my way, gripping it tightly and slamming it into the bodies of Hydra’s concoctions. They were out within a second, having me throw the shield back to Rogers. He then ran off with Clint, leaving myself and Wanda to deal with the others.

“Where’s Parker?” Natasha spoke into the intercom. My heart dropped as I looked up and tried to find the boy, hoping to see a spot of red and blue anywhere. I turned around as my last hope, calming down when I saw him swinging from one building to the other, coming closer to the scene.

“Southside on 54th, coming right this way.” I said.

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Writer’s Problems
  • i really like this scene i wrote but it’s completely useless
  • who the hell is this guy
  • Wait how should I end this - hmm, maybe death
  • I have no idea what i’m doing but it’s going great
  • tOO MANY CHARACTERS
  • I wasn’t planning to have this much angst
  • that person wasn’t supposed to die, but it just happened
  • Let’s start another story even though I have 38749823 incomplete ones
  • Which doc is my most recent one, “Script 17.0″ or “staph and thangs”?
  • I need a plot twist *throws dart* Alright, he’s gonna die
  • I just reread that section and I want to peel out my eyes
  • oh god how did i write one page in three hours
  • what do I do with all these plot holes
  • This character should die but I love them too much
  • [after writing 100 pages] Fuck this nonsense, I’m starting over