i learned this from watching you

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gifs of the some of the animations from the Eddsworld cartoon Mirror Mirror

you can watch it there –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZNfsB-VacM

I can’t believe it’s been two years already. It was a fun experience and i’ve learned a lot since then. Thanks again to everyone for the nice comments and feedback :D

boopymooplier  asked:

Hi Robin! What would you recommend to watch to learn a bit on how to make videos like the ones with Anti?

Well, any tutorials on just learning Premiere would probably serve you well, though I can’t really point to anything particular since I pretty much just winged it and made it up as I went along. Sorry!

Watching reference footage of something you wanna learn, and trying to recreate it just for learning purposes is always useful with anything though, not just in editing! As long as you learn the skills from it, and not just copy flat out that is. I remember seeing SO many reel-intros and demos back after my school-days from people who’d just followed Andrew Kramers After Effects tutorials on Video Copilot, and replaced the graphics with their name or whatever. Don’t do that. But learn from it :)

My first year at EU was interesting to say the least. I learned the secret behind the many strange traditions early on. I learned of you within the first month. I went from shock at your discovery to fascination. Then to fear and loathing as I saw what you would do.

I didn’t let that get in the way of my schooling. I was majoring in Conservation Biology, so you left me be. I was protecting your places, after all. The fact that I wasn’t doing it for you didn’t matter. I could feel you watching me as I knitted in the common rooms or worked on my book in the food court, and I could hear the baying of the hounds and the cries of the hunt some nights. But you left me be, and so I carried on.

I took the normal precautions, of course, and a few of my own. Vervain in the window-box, iron wire on the bedposts, iron charms for wrist and neck, iron symbols on the walls of my dorm. A pair of iron knives beneath my mattress, salt packs in my pockets when I walked alone, especially at night, shampoo made with rowan, lotion of hazel. I fed the crows, read them poetry, talked to them about how my semester was going. I gave them trinkets, and their favorite foods. I grew popular with them. Far more than I was with the other students. And for the most part, my first year at EU was uneventful.

No, the first year went fine. It was my sophomore year that things got bad. It was an active year, my RA told me. Kidnappings were frequent. You took many, and kept them for a long time. Several were never returned. The faculty started pushing more precautionary measures, warned us all to be careful, though many never learned what they were being careful of. I was safe, though. I was cautious, I was an ally of the crows, I had little to fear. But not all were so lucky.

It was midway through the first semester when you took something of mine.

I say mine. She was everyones.The most personable, gentle, kind person I knew. One of few I would really call friend. But she was in the choir, and could play the flute with skill, and you took her for yourselves. Everyone who knew her was upset, but musicians and singers are the ones most often returned unharmed, so we waited. I waited. For a month, when It finally became obvious that you had no intention of giving her back. And I knew rage, and I would make it felt.

I made a pair of goggles from silver wire and mood rings, sewed iron charms into my clothes, and I wove iron wire into a helm, made iron rings for my fingers. I spoke to members of the chemistry department, who told me of the war they had fought in the 80’s to get back their professor. Burning iron and sprays of silver had taught you that not everyone would suffer your depredations, and if you would not give her back I would do the same. I had no desire to bargain, because a bargain would have implied you had some right to take what you did. Several other science majors came with me, and we entered your world, and we demanded you return what was ours. You laughed until the iron knives came out, and you hissed when we reminded you of the iron that burns hot and bright as the sun. You gave her back, unwillingly, but without violence. You promised there would be a price, and I promised you that if you tried to take something of mine that I would burn you all.

Now, I am a 5th year working on my masters. There is peace between us. I still take my precautions, but I set out offerings for you some nights. I have drunk with you, made bets and won, given and received favors; given gifts. But you remember that what I give you must be given freely or won, and that you do not take what is mine. You know who is responsible for the ring of five rowans in the middle of campus, who gives out iron charms to the freshmen, who has the protection of the crows. You know that while your activities are tolerated, there are lines you would be very very wise to not cross.

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Let’s talk about Silver some more

All right, @spanishgalleons,  I promised a reply, here it is, after watching that episode again. 

You said:

I would argue that Flint has never truly accepted all the parts of his past at any given time. It’s kind of the whole tragedy of his character. He twists his truth to fit his aims because it’s the only way he can survive. To me, in contrast, Silver at this point is a person who has accepted his past. I don’t think it’s an attitude he can carry on and I certainly think it’s something he has now learned from Flint. And I think he has been blindly working quite hard all season not to become him.

I think we have to make a distinction between your past as something that shapes you and as something that defines you. Both Flint and Silver are shaped by their past (an undeniable truth for every single human being that has ever existed, safe for the occasional amnesiac), but while Flint lets himself be entirely defined by it, Silver tries very hard not to let his past define him. Which is an admirable goal in itself, but I would argue that Silver is taking the whole thing a step too far by pretending that his past is not relevant to who he is.

Flint has been consumed by his past, that’s his tragedy: the fact that he hasn’t found a way to leave it behind. For Silver, his refusal to address his past - even in a conversation with someone he considers a trusted friend, someone who has confided in him and kindly asks him to do the same - is an avoidance that is equally tragic. It’s not born from acceptance, it’s born from denial. Flint is caught in the past because he has nothing to live for in the present, Silver is caught in the present because he cannot stand to look at the past. 

Of all the characters in this show, I think that Charles Vane and Max come closest to accepting their past by admitting that it shaped them, and accepting that it partly motivates them, but refusing to let it define them. When Max says to Grandma Guthrie, “What does it matter?” that’s a different thing because we, as the audience, already know the important things. We don’t expect Max to reveal her backstory to a stranger - it’s a rational choice for her not to disclose the details and extent of her suffering to a woman she’s just met. But as the audience, we’ve been there with her for some of her defining moments, and we’ve been told about others in an earlier episode. The entire situation is completely different than Silver’s refusal to reciprocate in a situation that is all about mutual trust between two people. 

Flint has revealed his past to Silver because Silver has asked. We can safely assume that Silver is the only person that Flint has ever willingly told this story. And Silver refuses to do the same. That’s not the behavior of a man who has accepted his past - it’s the behavior of a man who is scared of what he sees when he looks at it. 

And here’s the beautiful thing Flint says when they first start fencing: 

“Your opponent’s wrist is from whence the attack is born, but it’s its past tense, from which it cannot separate itself. The end of he blade by the time it arrives is its present tense, which also cannot be denied.”

If that doesn’t sum up the problem that Silver is facing here, it don’t know what does. Silver says that he has given up on trying to find any kind of coherence in his past. He’s refusing to attach meaning to it. But this lack of meaning - this lack of identity - leads to a dangerous void that only Silver’s present can fill. He lives in the moment because there’s nothing else, but that behavior is no less damaging than Flint’s inability to let go of his war.. 

As for Silver trying not to turn into Flint - well, he has quite obviously failed in that, and I think that on top of that, he’s pretty much in denial about it. Between the two of them, I think that Silver has an even greater capacity to delude himself. I think he’s fooling himself constantly about his share of responsibility in a lot of things. It’s been made pretty obvious in this episode, with Hands pointing out how Silver was perfectly fine with putting his men at risk, the exact same way Flint has put his men at risk in the past. But where Flint has done it in a way that is actually justitfiable, as somehow serving the greater good (even though we know that’s not why he does it), Silver doesn’t have that justification: his reasons are entirely selfish, caused by this lack of meaning in his past that is directly responsible for his current fear of losing everything he has won. As Madi points out, as Flint points out. Silver is entirely driven by fear.

That isn’t a man who is at peace with who he is. 

Very early on in their fencing training, Flint points out that Silver is “insinuating himself into other people’s stories”. That’s what happens when you have no own to tell, either for lack of glory (I think it’s entire possible that Silver has always been a bit of a pretender, and feels this constant need to hide his own unworthiness and perecived inadequacy), or because your story is so tragic and traumatic that you can’t bear to tell it. In any case, I think it’s pretty clear that what Silver is doing to cope is not a healthy and mature thing to do. 

I’ve been waiting for that moment when everything began to feel real. Even though I’m experiencing it, even though I’ve had the conversation with my parents, my boyfriend, my two oldest best friends, my employers, and even though I have started a YouCaring campaign and written about it on the internet, it didn’t feel real until I got this text from my expatriate college friend:

My heart aches learning all of this. I can’t imagine what you and your family are going through. I know I’m far away, but if you need anything, I’ll always be here for you.

That was when it hit me. I don’t know what about that made it be so, but it was.

We played Gin today. We watched The Golden Girls on my father’s chrome book. She has wires everywhere, rashes covering much of her skin, bruises from all the needles that have poked her. Every once in a while she moves her lines to the side and says “This is such fucking bullshit.” I have to agree.

The moments between taking care of my family and attempting to stay present with them were spent searching for what I wasn’t sure I wanted to know. I couldn’t google my sister’s cancer. It didn’t find anything. I had to read PDF files of medical journals to get the answers to my questions.

3%. 3% of the people with my sister’s type of cancer survive the next 5 years after their diagnosis. Nowhere said how many survive the next 10.

My sister is 23 years old, and science is 97% sure I have already outlived her.

CGI Isn’t the Problem

So Justice League just dropped their new trailer and, shocker, it’s extremely divisive. People either love it or hate it, some saying it looks incredible in scope and scale while others think it looks like a cutscene from a shitty XBOX 360 game. Some think it’s going to change the course of the DCEU for the better, others think it’s going to be more of the same dreary and portentous gunk that the previous three films were. But regardless of what side you’re on, both sides can all agree on one thing.

Cyborg looks absolutely dreadful.

Many are quick to point fingers at the overuse of CGI, and if you watched the trailer or subscribe to WhatCulture then you’re all too familiar with how DC and Warner have clearly learned nothing from Green Lantern.

I know, right?

Now I like ripping bad CGI and overused CGI a new one as much as any movie buff, but I’m not a practical effects diva either. I made a post a while back called “The Downside of Practical Effects,” and the short version is that practical effects are great because you can tell they’re actually there but when done wrong you can also tell that they’re fake.

So while you can debate how much money they’re actually saving with making Cyborg a CGI character instead of having their effects people craft the actor a proper suit of armor (which I think the guy deserves. What’s the point of all that pumping up if they’re just going to CG his body out?) the CGI itself is just one part of the larger problem. The problem is that Cyborg is so over-designed that the result is a mess of details within details that you can’t make out the…well, details.

I mean, just look at him. He doesn’t look like any version of Cyborg I’ve ever seen, comic, cartoon, video-game or otherwise. He looks like a scrapped concept of what that life model decoy thing from Revenge of the Fallen was supposed to look like before they went with Not Black Arachnia. His angles have angles on them, the sharp edges have sharp edges that grow into more sharp edges, he has sources of light coming from several different parts of his body giving the eye nothing to focus on, his face looks like it was photoshopped onto the metal frame, he’s so lacking in color that he vanishes into the background in several scenes, his torso consists of hundreds of moving parts that have moving parts underneath them that also have moving parts underneath them and moving parts throughout all other layers of moving parts and angles and sharp edges and light sources and BLECH! It’s an incoherent gibbering mess in the form of a robot! It’s all details, no design. All twists, turns, and curves, no shape. All complexity, no style. It’s like a bunch of people who hated each other started drawing a picture and then never stopped.

Compare this design to those of other Hollywood and movie robots that have stood the test of time. They’re elegant in their simplicity, taking definitive forms and shapes that we can easily identify and sum up in one sentence. Robocop, SWAT team guy wrapped in Detroit steel. Terminator, chrome skeleton with red eyes and a V8 engine for a chest. The original Megazord, big linebacker wearing colorful knight armor (sword and all) with a horned helmet. C3P0, your English teacher dressed like a golden mannequin. The Iron Giant, a…well, an iron giant. Even more contemporary examples like Baymax and Gypsy Danger are simple and identifiable by design. Compare that to what Optimus Prime looks like in the Bayformers movies, which has been the Hollywood standard for what movie robots look like today.

Can you sum that up in a cohesive sentence? I certainly can’t.

Getting back to the point, if the DCEU is going to insist on plowing through movies until one of them works then Cyborg needs a redesign ASAP. Why they didn’t take the version from the cartoon and update that one, as it’s the one the general audience is most familiar with and the easiest one to translate to film, is beyond me. While the needless use of computer generating something that fans recreate at ComiCon all the time escapes me (then again these are the same people who CGI’d a cape and a fucking domino mask, of all things) and is extremely exasperating, the CGI isn’t the core of the problem. The mindless, overly detailed design itself is why a unique, interesting character looks like every other generic Hollywood robot we’ve seen since 2007.

Still, making him all CGI was bullshit. In the spirit of WhatCulture, I call it a shit creative decision for wankers.

aleisyee  asked:

Hey! Sorry to bother but I wanted to ask you, how long have you been drawing? I really love your work so i was wondering... ps : ily

I’ve been drawing since I was very small. My dad is an industrial designer and has been doing digital art pretty much since the first Wacom, so I grew up watching him use photoshop. I remember watching him draw people in his sketchbook when we went out in public (he carried this moleskin and would draw everywhere – Church, the doctors office, McDonald’s – you name it) and so I grew up in that?
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve still worked REALLY HARD. My dad may have been a great ART example, but he’s a grade A asshole and didn’t teach me anything. Everything I know is from observation, learning, practice (like a fuckton of that) and like a million art classes in high school and college. I also keep every single drawing ever, even this shitty ones I made when I was in elementary school.

anonymous asked:

Hi sam I wanna start watching wrestling outside of wwe but i dont know where to start?? Like with roh, njpw, progress, etc. should i start from the begining? Just pick up and learn along the way?? What do you recommend? Btw your blog has made me fall in love with tumblr again and got me so much more interested in wrestling! Youre absolutely amazing

oh my heart

um. don’t try to start “from the beginning”. that’s thousands and thousands of hours of wrestling to watch. 

Um, so a lot of the companies do little recaps of big storylines during PPVs or big events. in addition, the commentary teams for a lot of the companies are EXCELLENT and will give you history upon history for each match and wrestler. 

i honestly recommend starting with PWG 2014 Battle of Los Angeles and working through the various PWG shows. It will familiarize you with a looooottt of the bigger names on the indies. 

from there, i recommend starting in April of 2016 in ROH, that way you get the evolution of Bullet Club in ROH. Simultaneously, start with Wrestle Kingdom 10 for NJPW.

I’m personally just starting Progress (as is illustrated by my sometimes shrieking posts about what I’m watching), I started at Chapter 35, and I don’t feel like I’m out of the loop. There’s little references here and there that I don’t get, but I will figure them out later on.

from there, you can splinter into Evolve, WCPW, revPro, Chikara, and the smaller promotions.

if death matches are your thing, there’s CZW. (its not my thing because gore is hard for me.)

there’s so much amazing talent and quality shit out there now that you’ll notice after watching a full WrestleKingdom or a full BOLA weekend, that its harder to watch a full two hours of SD or RAW because of the crazy difference in the products.

and yes, that was all tea and all shade.

happy watching!

anonymous asked:

i am just curious but do you think being a native german speaker is of any help while learning russian?

To some extend. You already have an idea what grammatical genders are, and what are cases, so these are your big advantages. Also, Russian borrowed many words from German - this may help, too. 

But generally, your success totally depends on how you organize your work with the language. Short, but frequent and meaningful sessions when you read, listen to interesting podcasts and watch videos, write something in Russian, and try speaking - this is what matters. At least, this is what I believe is the major factor when it comes to language acquisition. 

myshmoopsiepoo-blog  asked:

Hi! I love this tumblr page. I am so sad that PLL is ending that I have been trying to find a similar show to fill that void and I think I have found it in Riverdale! Have you watched it? Very similar vibes- they are in high school, there is a death of a classmate that has shaken them all up. A student hooking up with a teenager, etc. They only have 7 episodes out so far. Would love to know if you've watched it and your opinion on it!

I’m really liking Riverdale. I think the mystery is really intriguing. But for some reason, the element of “whodunnit” isn’t as exciting as PLL’s. I knew from season 1 episode 1 of PLL that I needed to know who A is. Whereas with Riverdale, I don’t ‘need’ to know who killed Jason. In fact, I prefer watching the mystery get more and more complicated than I would prefer just learning the answer next episode, if that makes sense. Whereas with PLL, after the pilot I said to myself “no way, I need to know who that is right now”. I just don’t get those vibes with Riverdale. Not hating on Riverdale, I really do think it’s great. Is it the next PLL? As of now, no, it’s just one of many good shows out there. But maybe if it keeps getting renewed for more and more seasons, the mystery will deepen and maybe it will blow up into the next PLL. (I know this is irrelevant but I need to throw it out there - I can’t stand Jughead!! I’m in the absolute minority, I know. I think his character is boring and the actor is not convincing.)

I’m going to make a better post than this when I’m on my computer but I’m thinking about asking you, my fellow followers and the general public, if you would watch these movies/tv pilots. Some of you know I’m working on a couple of screenplays to get into a screenwriting masters and one of the things I learned is if the concept doesn’t grasp the audience then it is not going to work. Like I said I’ll make a better post but so far I’m working on

-Short film: a boy will do anything to save his brother from dying when he discovers the power of time traveling, but everytime he changes the past flowers start to grow on his body….
-Film: Two girls named Zoey become college roommates in a music conservatory; one is a fiery jazz drummer who wants to prove her traditional Indian family that she can do more than tabla drumming (traditional Indian classical music) and the other is a talented classical violinist who is also trying to maintain her relationship with her girlfriend
-TV pilot: A post-apocalyptic world where citizens live underground due to the hazardous acid rain and “zombie” dogs, the government send prisoners to the surface and put them in a survival game for 30 days of redemption. The following story follows a sweet farm boy who is wrongly accused of murdering his family and now lost everything and is thrown into the violent and horrible world of this survival prison game…


I have more than this but I’ll probably write them all later and make this a better post

mawok  asked:

I've wanted to say something to you for so long now and I feel bad for not doing it sooner because you have been such a good source of inspiration and pure Stanchez love for a while <3 I watched Moon last night as you recommended! So obviously I imagined Richard and Ricardo constantly, I wanted to know how closely these character personalities were inspired by the movie? And if there are any more little things we can learn about Richard since everyone has Ricardo sussed out pretty well

The characters of Ricardo and Richard are a very large mixed bag of influence and not really meant to be any one specific parody of anything. Moon no doubt is one of the influences, though I think they most heavily pull from other scifi duos I have adored over the years. To name the biggest inspirations for them would probably be Rimmer and Lister of Red Dwarf, and Newt and Hermann from Pacific Rim. I wanted a pair of citadel based Ricks that played up that goofball slacker thrown in with a ‘by the books’ comedic straightman coworker dynamic. The main influence Moon has on the AU is JERTY. I needed a boss figure for the janitors who wasn’t just another Rick, and wound up with an upgraded butter robot who’s somewhat a mix of GERTY3000, Marvin from HHGTTG, and Holly of Red Dwarf with my own spice thrown in. Plot wise, Moon really has nothing to do specifically with the janitors, but just is a movie I love that I thought they’d fit into the roles of well for a crossover screencap redraw. :)

As for the second half of the question, I’m always open to answering more specific questions about either Janitor, but I have a lot of fanfic in the works for them so some answers may stay vague for now so as not to spoil too much. Though I will say- I’m amused that everyone seems to think they’ve got Ricardo figured out and that Richard’s the only one with secretes. 

anonymous asked:

Do you think there is something that you can learn from watching D-Agency and how they handle their missions? And do you think there may be something they could learn from your own agency?

Never mess with Jitsui. That’s all you need to know! That bastard needs Jesus!

P.S. I’m never leaving space.

*condescending white male republican voice* liberals always talk about government spending this, government spending that, but guess what? that money they’re spending? it’s our money. it comes from the taxpayers. they spend billions and billions of OUR money. it’s not the government’s money, it’s our money. it came from the taxes WE pay! i bet you liberals never thought about that!

i just want to choose something small every day to fall in love with. how often do i really just like… study the heck out of a sunbeam. learn a new word and find out how to use it, teach it to others. watch birds because birds are nice. find a new favorite color. to find out something about each person in my life to compliment them on that’s genuine and better than “you’re pretty,” i mean realizing they always get water for other people before they sit down at lunch or how neat their notes are or how they always have a good pun. i want to listen harder and talk a little less and say more important stuff. and i want to watch out for stuff to just obsess over like a cool cloud or a tree and just. learn stuff from people. ask more questions about how her hair is so silky and just. fall in love with everybody.

[ 16/100 DAYS OF PRODUCTIVITY • 27.11.16 ]
guess who’s back from 台湾 :D I bought those sticky notes you see from this place called 誠品书店, their stuff are nice but can be a lil pricey :0
side note of recommendation: if you go to taiwan, be sure to check out this place 墊腳石, they have super nice stuff at affordable prices! :)
anyway, as you can see I’m trying to learn korean aha (a bit late to the k-wave) my main motivation was basically watching and understanding things without subtitles :0 I started with korean I think, because I took japanese once, keyword once being I gave it up afterwards as I found it too difficult ㅠ_ㅠ there are like way too many characters haha and I might confuse them with chinese characters if I’m not careful (since I’m a native chinese speaker)
afterwards I tried taking up other languages like french or swedish but ahhh those were pretty half-hearted attempts :’) for now at least, 한글(?)(did I spell that right I hope I did) seems easier as it has a lot less characters, so I was able to move on pretty fast to things like particles, sentence structure etc. after like 2/3? days of getting the hang of the alphabet :)
If any of you are fluent in korean!!!or are korean!!!or are learning korean!!!! I am always open to be helped :’) pls share your knowledge with this absolute beginner haha
anyway :^) hope yall had a great thanksgiving, and got some gr9 black friday steals (online or in-store whatever)

The Final Proof

*A lot of people have come up with this theory, but it’s so perfect I had to write it down.

They say you learn the most from your mistakes. Mine came as I was watching “Murder Most Foul” and Charming said this:

I hadn’t really been paying enough attention to realize that he was talking about the sleeping curse that the Evil Queen had placed on him and Snow, so my mind immediately went to: What other curse needs to be broken? Luckily for me there is another curse that needs to be broken. Many of you know this, but it’s the curse that is keeping everyone in Storybrooke.

What we don’t realize is which part of the curse is still active. It’s not the dark aspects of the Dark Curse - that was broken by Emma as was prophesied/dictated by Rumpelstiltskin. No, it’s the other part that the pesky imp created that is trapping everyone here still.

The Savior curse. Think about it. The only reason Emma Swan is the Savior is because Rumplestiltskin made it so. In theory, Emma was no longer supposed to be the Savior after she broke the Dark Curse. Everyone was supposed to go back to where they were from, but that didn’t happen. Which means what? That portion of the curse, that tiny little drop, is a curse all in itself, and it too needs to be broken. When it is, Emma’s fate as the Savior will be broken; she will live.

Now you ask: But Emma was given the Shears of Destiny or whatever to cut herself from her fate and no longer be the Savior and she didn’t take it!

Well, we know how Rumple’s curse works right? A pair of pretty scissors wouldn’t break this curse because only one person has that power: Emma herself.

We’ve come full circle. Once upon a time Adam and Eddy pitched the idea that the curse would take seven years to fully break. Now we’ve reached that point. Once Emma breaks the Savior curse, Rumple’s spell that he placed on her life will break. Her Hero’s Journey will be complete, and she will return to her life in the real world, where no one needs her to protect them.

(I’ll come back to this in a minute)

So we know what needs to happen. Here I take it a step further and answer:

How?

It turns out that we have that answer too:


Ah yes. True Love. Here’s where I know I’ll lose half of you because “Once Upon a Time is obsessed with Captain Swan. Why can’t you see that, you’re blinding yourself, stop perpetuating nonsense, wake up blah blah blah blah.”

Well, I’m going to counter that with: Why is Emma still the Savior then? If Once Upon a Captain Swan is genuinely the entire point of this show, why is Emma still fated to die?

Answer: You can’t break a curse where you’re the Savior of the fairytale characters with one of the said fairytale characters.

Here you respond again with: “Well, Smartypants, you call yourself a Swan Queen shipper, but you’ve just contradicted yourself. You think the Evil Queen can break the curse with Emma? She’s a fairytale character too!”

Well, reader, you are very clever indeed. But shall I provide you with my next exhibit:

While it was super fun to watch, Split Queen was not just done for the optics. It was a setup for endgame. The Evil Queen may be a fairytale character, but Mayor Regina Mills (like Emma and Henry) is a completely original creation of our world. Which means, like Emma, the daughter of Prince Charming and Snow White, she can live a completely normal life outside of the Enchanted Forest.

I was trying to figure out the purpose behind bringing Wish Robin Hood back, and this line really explains it:

The writers are priming us for a much bigger version of this concept. Robin is the first test of the portal system. Will it allow someone who isn’t supposed to be “real” stay in the “real world”? We know Storybrooke, by our standards, isn’t a real place, it’s a refuge for fairytale characters from many realms, so it makes sense that he passes the test in this case, but what about Regina? Will she, a person who isn’t supposed to be real, be allowed to live somewhere like Boston or New York if Storybrooke doesn’t exist. This first trial proves that yes, she will be able to because something about her is connected to our world (that thing is literally the writers themselves). They have Regina grapple with this issue- Why was wish Robin able to come here?- because she’s next, and she needs to know that she’ll be okay when she tries to stay in this world.

If Regina remains unconnected to the Evil Queen, she should be able to help Emma break the curse and remain in this reality. Will it really be True Love’s Kiss that frees Emma from the Savior Curse and sends everyone to where they belong?

I would hope.

I also hope that I’ll find $2000 on the street tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean it’ll happen.

But it’s certainly the most reasonable solution since literally every curse is broken with True Love’s Kiss…

Have you ever wondered why there’s never been a True Love’s Kiss with Emma & her parents or Emma with Hook? Perhaps part of that is because True Love’s Kiss can only work with people who are from the same reality. Since Regina had True Love’s Kiss with Henry, that means she’s a part of his reality. Part of her belongs in our world. Emma has never shared True Love’s Kiss with Hook because he isn’t a part of her reality. He’s still a fairytale character. They can get married, she can choose that life, but that means she will remain tied to her fate as the Savior. She will always be connected to the Fairytale world. She will eventually die for them.

But if somehow, Regina Mills is Emma’s true True Love; if two “real people” who were created in this world- Emma Swan the bail bonds person, and Regina Mills the Mayor- shared True Love’s Kiss (not saying they’ll make it gay like they should) then the entire curse could be broken.

I just don’t see any other way they could go with this. The show has always foreshadowed that Storybrooke isn’t supposed to last.

We know there’s going to be a “reset” for the show…


And we know that Regina is no longer connected to the Evil Queen. Everything is setting up for the fairytale characters to return to their world.


But what happens next?

A good story always comes full circle, but the hero returns home with more knowledge and is in a better place. Odysseus goes on a crazy journey with a bunch of messed up shit but eventually makes it back home. Dorothy wishes she could experience life over the rainbow, but when she does, she learns that there’s no place like home. Harry Potter steps onto Platform 9 ¾ for the first time alone, and in the last book he steps on with a family. So if in the Pilot we see Emma in her lonely Boston apartment, wishing on a star to no longer be alone, it only makes sense that the last time we see her, she’s in her Boston apartment but she isn’t alone- she has a family.

We know Henry will be a part of that family, but it’s safe to assume that Regina will be there too, because of this promise:

Unfortunately all magic comes with a price, and my prediction is that price will be that everyone forgets that any of this ever happened.

I’m grounding this theory in the fact that the last time there was a reset, that happened to half of the parties involved: Emma and Henry 

In that scenario, the Dark Curse was destroyed. The Dark Curse’s purpose was to create Storybrooke, so once it was gone, Emma and Henry forgot that Storybrooke ever existed… But everyone in the Enchanted Forest still remembered Emma and Henry because the Savior Curse still existed- they all remembered the Savior. They were able to go back and get her and recreate the bridge between our worlds because Emma was still the Savior. Once the Savior Curse is gone, everything will be wiped out. Everyone will forget that the Savior existed, and why she existed. All the fairytale characters will return to their world where their stories will play out, and all the characters from our world will begin to lead a normal life.

That life for Emma and Regina could very well be together. It’s not guaranteed, but it would certainly explain why the writers have made an effort to keep Emma and Regina apart in Storybrooke while maintaining a certain amount of tension between them- because their story isn’t meant to play out in Storybrooke. It would also explain why it’s not a topic of conversation for any of the writers or actors- it’s a major plot point,  and talking about it would be a spoiler. Lastly, Adam Horowitz said himself that they weren’t queerbaiting:

If they’re planning on having Regina be a part of Emma’s new life free from the Savior curse, then technically this isn’t a lie.

But could they make it so that Emma and Regina’s relationship is merely as platonic co-parents in the real world? Of course. But at the end of the day we would still be right: Swan Queen would still technically be endgame, and it’s still a hell of a lot better than Captain Swan.

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the hamilton challenge

7 / 7 performers  →  jasmine cephas jones

“What I love about how my father raised me is that he took me everywhere, from his auditions to the rehearsal room. He introduced me to everyone. Watching it all made me realize that it’s all about the work, my father always told me that there is no such thing as a small role—it’s about how you play it and how much work you put into it. [In] e v e r y t h i n g I do, I try to put as much detail as possible. I learned that from my father.”

okay but Danielle is probably missing such weird chunks of knowledge like Vlad taught her how to speak and read and probably write and he taught her enough social skills to be useful to his plans but there would be so many things she hasn’t learned and she soaks up random shit like a sponge so

she could tell you everything there is to know about ants because she watched this David Attenborough special last night and did you know some ants can jump like there’s this species from Tasmania- but if you ask her what clouds are made of she’ll be like, I dunno, marshmallows?

and she could tell you every detail about her ghost core and what elements are found in ectoplasm but if you ask her to name any human organs she’ll basically stop at ‘brain, heart and stomach’ like what’s a liver?

and the first time she gets her period she has no idea what’s happening and it’s like that scene from Carrie, she thinks she’s dying, she’s on Valerie’s bathroom floor crying her eyes out begging her to call Danny because she thinks her human form is destabilising and doesn’t know what to do or how to fix it

and she has no concept of matching colours or what foods go with what so she’ll eat cereal with orange juice because they’re out of milk and I mean it’s the only other liquid in the fridge and it’s tastier than water, and she’ll wear the most garish mismatching clothes and not understand why people are giving her strange looks

she also uses a lot of words she doesn’t understand and pronounces things wrong a lot because she’s only read them in books and never heard it out loud, but the girl can pick up a new language like a pro, she can speak Cantonese and Swahili as well as she can speak english and nobody really knows where she learnt them and she can ask for the bathroom in like twelve other languages, she just picks shit up from her travels

she thinks the moon is the size of a coin and asks why nobody has ever just, plucked it out of the sky and Danny is just, HORRIFIED and six hours later Danielle knows everything Danny knows about space and she still doesn’t understand where trees come from

and she has the most impeccable manners but punctuates sentences with really bizarre swear words and phrases because she knows those words have power and makes people gasp but she’s not sure how to use them because nobody will tell her so if she wants to make a point she’ll lob a random swear at the end of a perfectly articulated sentence and think that’s just how it’s done

I just love the idea of this tiny chipper outlandishly dressed girl travelling the globe and talking to strangers on the street in whatever country she’s landed in this time, slipping in and out of three different languages, eating a hot dog with chocolate sauce drizzled on it and chatting in precise detail about how bees make honey and then asking where rain comes from like

she’s such a contradiction I love it