i like those angles the best

Can I be super negative for a second?

I am super disappointed that the ACOTAR series is being made into movies. I don’t think they will work as films at all.

Sorry if people are super excited for them.

The way that my brain reads books is completely in movie form (like most people probably). I provide camera angles, position the characters like I’m setting a scene, and when I think back on a book I revise or consolidate to what would fit best in movie form. (Do people do that?? idk. Like when I heard HP7 and Mockingjay were being split, I automatically knew where they would put the break and people thought I was crazy, but I digress)

When I heard that TOG was being made a show I was thrilled because you CANNOT put those books in movies. It’s too much material, especially later on in the series obviously. But with TOG, it is made for the big screen (or you know, little screen, whatever). Set pieces, grand finales, characters overlapping and puzzle pieces fitting together, action packed, etc

But that’s not how acotar is at all. If anything, it COULD work as a series as well, but with difficulty.

You could argue that Thorns and Roses could be made into a movie but I think it would be hard to make it have the right flow. Not to mention, Sarah throws a wrench in the narrative when Feyre goes UtM, it’s a complete mood shift, and UtM would eat considerable screen time. So everything else would be abbreviated- but you know, it’s Tamlin so that’s not too bad.

Then acomaf happens. You guys, acomaf will never work on a big screen. No way, no how.

1. It’s LONG. It is the slow burn of all slow burns. Movies don’t deal in slow.   Consolidating that slow burn into a movie would cut out INSANE amounts of character development.  As a reader, you love each of those moments between Feyre and Rhys, and how it helps Feyre SLOWLY heal and trust him and love him. And there are a million of those little moments. And with the highly sensitive nature of her healing from abuse, good luck putting all that in 2.5 hours without botching it, rushing it, or cutting out all but 5 scenes which will just make me so sad.

2. It’s introspective. There are a whole lot of things that happen in this book that don’t play out in the open. Not to mention that this is not an Action book like TOG, it’s a Feelings book. There’s a lot of sensing and thinking and internal monologues and reading others’ thoughts. When you are reading acomaf and every other conversation is happening internally down the bond, it makes sense. You know what you get when you put that on screen? annoying voice overs and characters staring at each other for an uncomfortable amount of time. There is absolutely no time for all that shit- UNLESS…

3. When you think about it, the whole book is already set up EPISODICALLY. Look, I’ll even give some of these episodes titles:

The Wedding. The Night Court. Locked In. The City of Starlight. The Bone Carver. The Court of Nightmares. Summer. Starfall.  Do you see where I am going with this? Call me, Netflix.

Basically I have a vision for how this is going to go and I don’t think a movie could ever do it justice and will probably make everything seem really contrived and rushed. Lastly, and just because I’ve been burned too many times by the film industry. I’ll give my predictions:

“Are you #teamtamlin or #teamrhysand? Retweet your favorite acotar man!”

White Rhysand. That’s all.

Side characters with any depth? What’s that?

Subtlety and and character-led story telling? What’s that?

First Impressions This Season

So it’s a week into this season and every show has had at least one episode now (I think). I’ll go through what I’ve watched and say what I think so far. I guess spoilers for episode 1, but are those really spoilers?

Gabriel Dropout

The premise is that after graduating angel or demon school said angels or demons go to earth and go to school there so that they can learn to be proper angels or proper demons. The main character is a decidedly unangelic angle that gets hooked on online games and becomes a shut in, while the rest of the cast is filled in with characters equally ill suited to their roles. This looks pretty entertaining and it’s basically Doga Kobo doing what they do best. It doesn’t seem like a show that I’m going to remember down the road, but it’s a nice moe SoL to watch. The humor has been pretty good too, so I’ve got decent expectations from it. 

Originally posted by k-ui

Little Witch Academia

I’m super excited for LWA and the first episode was great. The original OVA that was kick started was fantastic and set this all in motion, so that alone is kind of cool to see. I’d call the show a moe SoL, but it’s really a Trigger SoL with moe elements. Is it moe? I don’t even know lol, but I’ve got high expectations for it and I don’t think Trigger is going to let me down. They are good at the over the top crazy, and I think that they can do a great over the top wacky magical shenanigans show. Definitely high hopes for this show. 

Originally posted by lifefibersync

Kono Subarashii no Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (Konosuba s2)

That mouthful of a title aside, it’s more konosuba. The animation seems like it’s even more “quality” than last season, but that doesn’t bother me too much. The kinda cobbled together sometimes almost bad animation kinda adds to the show. But there is probably a limit to that and I hope they don’t find it lol. The Star Wars credits were a hilarious way to start off this season, and I hope that it continues to amuse me as much as it has already. I’ve got decent expectations of this show, but I’m not holding out for it to be incredible. 

Originally posted by jyoshikausei

Demi-chan wa Katatirai 

The premise of this show is that there are demi humans in the world and the teacher of this school is interested in learning more about them by interviewing them. Naturally a bunch of them end up at his school so this gets to happen. I was a little concerned about the possible weird teacher-student relationships that this sort of show can get into, but after two episodes I don’t think it will be like that at all. The cast seems pretty alright, with Hikari and the teacher being great characters. I’ll watch this show just for Hikari’s antics even if it somehow gets worse. I don’t think this will be an amazing show, but once again a nice cute SoL to fill the time. 

Originally posted by ookazaki

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Sort of an unexpected title for Kyoani to be adapting, but it seems to be working so far. The premise is that Tohru (the dragon) becomes Kobayashi’s maid because on a drunken adventure Kobayashi pulled a holy sword out of her and then said she could stay with her. I picked up the first volume of the manga awhile back because buy two get one free sales make me do silly things and I really enjoyed it. There is a nice amount of good jokes and then some just funny moments with Tohru being a dragon and doing dragon things. I expect this to keep me thoroughly entertained, but it probably won’t be one of Kyoani’s truly marvelous show. Gonna be hard to follow Hibike S2 lol. 

Originally posted by aidoru-ojisan

So ya, that’s what I’ve watched for this season. I don’t know if I’ll really get around to anything else this season, but these at least all look like they’ll be fine watches. I have the most hope and expectations from Little Witch Academia, and I’m particularly excited that it is 2 cour. 

Class episode 6

Okay that episode of class was definitely the best one so far like I was completely blown away.
•First off those camera angles were amazing like seriously the swoopy shot when they were all looking at the rock was some kind of cinematic masterpiece
•The way they managed to address so many issues as well like the whole thing with Charlie’s claustrophobia and his panic attack were so well done seriously Greg Austin deserves an oscar for the way he performed that
•I love how at no point, no matter how angry anyone got, Matteusz and Charlie were never ridiculed for being gay. There was a point where Ram looked close to doing it and I was so glad they didn’t it just proves how amazing this show is
•Their way of pointing out everyone’s insecurities was so realistic and relatable as well. We’ve all felt like that one friend in the group that’s just tolerated and I think seeing that depicted on screen really makes you realise you aren’t alone.
•And through all the angst and drama it was still clear they all still love and care about each other (I mean charlie and matteusz most of all). Them all trying to stay calm and Charlie’s run to catch April (idk why but that hit me a lot) were amazing.
•But through it all it was still funny and Tanya’s insults really made the episode for me, even if matteusz is going to be self conscious about his giraffe neck for the rest of his life
•I just loved it so much it was everything I hoped for from an episode of them all trapped in a room and more.

2016 Eurovision Year Book Awards

Albania - Most Likely to be an Evil Queen

She totally has a stash of poison apples in her lair


Armenia - Sexiest Filming

Was it just me, or were some of the camera angles just a little tight on her caressing hands…?


Australia - Best Use of Teleportation

Look, even us Aussies are a little confused as to why we are here. I mean, don’t get me wrong, please let us stay forever, but still, we are confused.

Also, how did she get off that giant box?


Austria - Most Likely to Actually be a Disney Princess

I expected a bird to show up and land on her…


Azerbaijan - Most Confusing Use of American Football Pads

Just… What are they wearing…?


Belarus - Largest Disconnect Between Imagery and Lyrics

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET THOSE WOLVES TO FLY


Belgium - Most Excited to be Here

She’s just so happy!


Bosnia & Herzegovina - Best Use of Emergency Space Blankets

I’m really not sure what the point was, but I still voted for them, so I guess it worked…

Bulgaria - Queerest Hair Cut

Long live the undercut!

Croatia - Most Lee Lin Chin Outfit

The most beloved of Australian news casters

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Cyprus - Best ‘Killers’ Rip-Off

Sorry Cyprus, I call ‘em how I see ‘em


Czech Republic - Best Over Use of Pink

There was a lot of pink, and not a lot of anything else..


Denmark - Best Recycling of Star Wars Props

Those are lightsabers right?


Estonia - Most Likely to be a Lost Supermodel

Seriously, he looks like a model who was handed a mic by mistake


F.Y.R Macedonia - Best Creepily Intense Stare

You may not have noticed this guy the first time around, but you can’t unsee him…


Finland - Best Bowl Cut

Textbook bowl cut that one


France - Most Disorienting Special Effect

I would throw up, and then fall over


Georgia - Best Performance by Conjoined Twins

Is that what they were going for with this live presentation?


Germany - Most Cultural Appropriation in One Act

So she’s a vegan who wanted her entire outfit to be animal free, but it is totally cool to nick things from Korean pop culture?


Greece - Most Disinterested Performer

Well to be honest, I think they might have been trying to avoid winning. I don’t think Greece could afford to host ESC2017…


Hungary - Best Synchronised Man Bopping

I love those three blokes


Iceland - Least Vegan Friendly Costume

603 cows died for this costume. Someone should introduce Iceland to Germany…


Ireland - Most Likely to be a Cross Roads Demon

He looks like he’ll promise you things…


Israel - Weirdest Circus Sex Twins

There are 2 people on that giant hula hoop


Italy - Best Re-Use of Victoian Embroidery

I like how they turned the wall hanging into overalls and then put them on a kindergarten teacher


Latvia - Most Heart Broken Singer

WHO HURT YOU?


Lithuania - Worst Fake Tan

C’mon, everyone knows you go with a green based tan if you want to avoid the oompa loompa look


Malta - Best Disembodied Head

What is going on here?


Moldova - Most Years Bad Luck

BONUS - Best Neil Armstrong Impersonator

How many mirrors do you think they broke to make that dress?


Montenegro - Most Gratuitous use of ‘Hot Front Girl’

Oh Montenegro… You didn’t even include her in your opening video…


The Netherlands - Best Chuck Bass Look-a-Like

Originally posted by isastew

I’m not wrong am I?


Norway - Best Re-Use of a 1970′s Wallpaper

Finally, I have a use for it all!!


Poland - Best Re-Use of Panic! at the Disco Costumes

Everyone is really into recycling this year


Russia - Best Use of 2015′s Gimmick

Woo! Interacting with a background! Never seen that before!

At least he did it the best


San Marino - Creepiest Uncle

I don’t know if it is the suit, or the hat, or the much younger backup dancers, but he creeps me out


Serbia - Most Predatory Guy 

Pretty sure this one is about domestic violence. I have no jokes for that


Slovenia - Most Effective Prayer for a Male Pole Dancer

Ask and ye shall receive


Spain - Best Sporting Wear

If you are going to put someone in shiny sports wear, THIS is how you do it


Sweden - Most Likely to Have Forgotten Their Real Costume

It looks like her is wearing what he wore to breakfast that morning


Switzerland - Most Likely to Actually be on Fire

Look, if she isn’t on fire, then she had to have had the most interesting conversion with the costume designer. 

“We are going to do a black bodice with a see through blue skirt”
“Sounds good!”
“Oh, also, smoke will come out of your armpits”
“Wait what??”


Ukraine - Best ‘Dress and Pants’ Combo

I feel like it is 2003 again


United Kingdom - Best Generic Pop Song

Look, it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t particularly memorable either


BONUS - Best Discount Oompa Loompas


Good luck to the Grand Finalists!! I’ll be up at 5am on Sunday morning to vote!

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Figure Skating Elements: Half Loop Combinations & Jump Sequences

A continuation of the basic jumps and triple-triple combinations posts. I highly recommend that you read those two before reading this one.

Quick review: In a jump combination, the landing edge of one jump is the takeoff edge of the next jump with no break in between. Since all jumps land on a back outside edge, under normal circumstances, the second or third jump in a combination is either a toeloop or a loop, since those are the only jumps that take off from a back outside edge.

Since the 2012-13 season, the ISU has allowed the half loop to be used in combinations. The half loop is a single-rotation, non-standard jump that takes off from a back outside edge and lands on the back inside edge of the opposite foot. It effectively allows the skater to “change feet” during the combination. If the skater rotates counterclockwise (as most do), this means that the half loop takes off from the back outside edge of their right foot and lands on the back inside edge of their left foot. This allows the skater to do a salchow (the most common choice) or a flip (rare) as the next jump in the combination, since those jumps take off from the back inside edge of the left foot.

On protocols, the half loop appears as “1Lo” and has the same base value as a normal single loop. It only counts for points if done in a combination. A half loop combo is considered a 3-jump combination; if a skater does a half loop combo in the free skate, they cannot do another 3-jump combination, since only one is allowed in the free program.

When badly done (sadly all too often), the half loop can easily look like a step-out or a mistake on a jump landing. The examples I’ve used here all have a triple as the last jump in the combination, but skaters can do doubles as well. The first jump in the combination can be any of the six standard jumps (toeloop, salchow, loop, flip, lutz, axel).

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I just love how super chill Mads is and Ben is so kinetic. It’s like one of those old cartoons where you have the huge dog and his little kitten best friend is always crawling all over him. Or Mads is the calm mob boss and Ben is the scrappy little dude who knows all the angles and wears a newsboy cap and beats people up for him. 

anonymous asked:

OMG! I am so tired of people making comments about Blake looking heavier. He does not! Every picture/angle smile is different. I think that is so rude of people to constantly say stuff like that. Imagine if they were saying that about Gwen? Why do people feel it necessary to make those comments - if thats what you think, anon, fine -keep it to yourself - but you don't have to be rude. They look great and its an amazing picture! Ugh!!

There have been comments about Gwen to on other photos.

I feel people wouldn’t make those comments to them in person, so it’s best left unsaid.

They are both beautiful people! 

“Halo” is definitely a destiel song

I’m sorry if you don’t hear it but, Halo by Beyonce is Destiel. I mean listen.

“Remember those walls I built
Well, baby, they’re tumbling down
And they didn’t even put up a fight
They didn’t even make a sound”

The walls are the fact that they don’t work with magical creatures. 

“I found a way to let you win
But I never really had a doubt
Standing in the light of your halo
I got my angel now”

Dean and Cass found away to let them connect. Once they did, Cass was their best friend. Dean got his angle now. 

“It’s like I’ve been awakened
Every rule I had you break it
It’s the risk that I’m taking
I ain't never gonna shut you out”
Cass broke countless rules for Dean. Cass was the one who ‘woke’ Dean up after hell.  No matter what Cass does their is nothing that will change that, Dean could never abandon Cass. 

“Everywhere I’m looking now
I’m surrounded by your embrace
Baby, I can see your halo
You know you’re my saving grace”

Cass/Dean hugs. Cass and Dean have saved one another count less times. 

“You’re everything I need and more
It’s written all over your face
Baby, I can feel your halo
Pray it won’t fade away”

Dean doesn't want Cass to fall completely, lose his grace. 

“Hit me like a ray of sun
Burning through my darkest night
You’re the only one that I want
Think I’m addicted to your light”

Cass pulled Dean out of Hell taking him from their and bring him into the sunlight. Cass has scene the light in his soul. 

“I swore I’d never fall again
But this don’t even feel like falling
Gravity can’t forget
To pull me back to the ground again”

Dose this really need an explanation. 

Cameras

For those asking for camera recommendations, thank you for your messages/notes. Sorry, again, for taking so long to respond.

Quick disclaimer: I’m not a professional, so the following advice/blabbering is based on my own thoughts and likely lacks consideration of technical aspects.

Without experiencing a diverse range of cameras, I can’t comment on the best model or brand. From what I hear, Sony, Canon, and Nikon seem to be popular choices. Personally, I use a Nikon D5500 DSLR for most of my photos. It’s the D5500′s vari-angle, touchscreen LCD that appealed to me. The swivel screen helps me get a better view of the moon, saving me from awkwardly hanging out of my window, and the touchscreen makes it quicker to adjust the settings. Plus, I can snap photos from a range of angles just by touching the screen. My choice of brand stemmed from my familiarity with Nikon products, thanks to my friend and her D750. This brings me to my point.

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When choosing a camera, research the brands/models within your price range, then ask to test the product in-store. I’m not referring to the quality of photos here. Test the weight and grip of the camera, access to the viewfinder and shutter, and access to the settings. Some menu layouts can be time consuming whereas others have quick access to the main functions. 

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Also remember, a DSLR isn’t your only option. There are plenty of cameras on the market, including analogue (film), compact (point-and-shoot), and phone cameras. Let’s not forget the gems we carry on us throughout the day. Many of my photos are taken with my phone. It’s my go-to for my rain photos. Granted, a phone camera isn’t much good when it comes to astrophotography, but clip on a lens and it isn’t that bad either. Just search clip on phone lens online.

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Cameras can be expensive, but photography doesn’t have to be. Don’t be put off because you don’t have the latest DSLR or the learning curve is an added stress. If you’re passionate about photography, and your phone has a camera, use it. Read up on the exposure triangle, which applies to all digital cameras, and hone your photography skills. Explore your phone’s settings, try shots from different angles and in varying light, let your creativity flow. A photo is more than the tools you use and the subject you shoot; it’s the thought you put into it. Get creative, and enjoy it.

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Only once does it come around

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About InTouch and Life & Style (just my opinion no one get mad):

I kind of think they might be controlled by someone other than the people who are clearly controlling the main narrative we’re seeing and on Louis’ side. I say this just because their articles aren’t random, it’s been the same outlets pushing a specific story for a while now. They’re insisting a paternity test was done and is positive and ALSO that the two sides (Louis/Briana) are at war and not at all cooperating in the best interest of the kid.

In the meantime you have Gossip Cop debunking those stories (which could be BS but I think it’s notable it keeps debunking them and following the other press outlets’ stories - like TMZ) and TMZ pushing the trusting, excited new father angle for Louis. 

So you’ve got them reporting so that Louis is in a positive, responsible light - with a negative paternity test still on the table as an option - and you have Life & Style and InTouch talking about a family unit that’s all over the place and a mess for the kid.

It could mean nothing, but because there’s a clear divide between outlets I think one is pushing the narrative how it’s supposed to play out in Louis’ favor and the other trying to mess things up and make things more difficult. And I think we can all guess who’s behind either side.

some pre-incident wd gaster and current gasty

i find it cool how there’s so many interpretations of gaster like you have creepy gaster and super sweet gaster, gaster the blob or gaster with multiple hands to name a few

all in all they’re v cool ‘v’

also i bet gaster takes the best selfies, what with those hands and stuff. with them he can get the BEST angle possible