i love them like a lot

anonymous asked:

Do you think Neil has a binder (solely) for Andrew (and him) and one for his Foxes? What's inside the binder(s)? And ohh btw I just simply love your hc about the photos ((and i want more bec i love you and your hcs so much))

thanks bb <3

(neil only got the binders because he can’t cover every spare inch of the walls of their apartments in photos and articles - even he recognises that it would make it look like a serial stalker’s den. yes, andrew’s slightly judgmental expression did help him to reach that conclusion)

anyway, a list of some of the contents of neil’s post-graduation binders:

  • every photograph and article about kevin day neil can get his hands on - and there’s a lot of them. kevin holding trophies, kevin with his teams, kevin and thea in elegant clothes at big events, kevin smiling in a way that starts fake but gets more real as the years pass. kevin, alive. kevin, victorious. kevin with everything that riko tried to take from him. (enough of them that andrew made a dry comment or two about neil at least being predictable in his obsessions) (he’s quietly satisfied by the progression, too)
  • articles on robin, as both a fox and afterwards, concrete proof of neil’s work as a captain and andrew’s…something neil isn’t quite sure of sometimes, still. photos of her standing tall and proud, no trace of the mousey child who was nearly too afraid to be a fox
  • a collection of postcards addressed to them both in renee’s neat hand - pictures of mountain ranges and jungles and forests and deserts and cityscapes, ones that still make neil think about a different kind of travel than the frightened bolt he and his mother did across half the planet all those years ago with that vague kind of longing for something different
  • the entire photographic coverage of allison’s first fashion show (neil was there, which meant andrew was there. unsurprisingly, andrew ‘i wear designer clothes’ minyard found it more interesting than neil ‘the height of fashion is my partner’s oversized hoodie and these jeans that i’ve had for ten years’ josten)
  • a heavy piece of cream card inviting neil and andrew to the wedding of nicholas hemmick and erik klose (they went. neil had never seen nicky happier)
  • a picture of matt and neil hugging on the court after eschewing the more normal post-game handshake, wearing different colours and smiles
  • articles following dan’s career, from her first teams through to the foxes, including photos of her familiarly disapproving and determined and delighted expression on the sidelines or amongst her players
  • a collection of photos taken by various foxes at their ‘reunions’ - matt and dan curled in the same armchair, dan laughing because she’s getting squashed. renee braiding allison’s hair, her face all careful concentration, while allison sits on the floor between her knees drinking wine. aaron and kevin arguing, for old time’s sake. nicky and andrew making drinks while erik watches on in the background. all of them together in one mess, no one looking the right way, someone’s eyes closed, someone laughing a little bit too hard - perfect
  • a singular photo of jean moreau, helmet under his arm as he looks down at jeremy knox, the man he followed through the professional leagues post-college. he’s smiling in it, grey eyes crinkled in the corners. (neil can’t quite explain why he kept it - he doesn’t look at it much. when he does, he remembers)
  • a collection of articles about andrew on the court, from his first year pro all the way through. articles that still call him dangerous, but mean it in relation to the scoring percentages of his opposition. photos of him stretched out in goal, immortalised in brutal determination, beside total strangers calling him talented, even calling him revolutionary because of his style of play
  • more articles about andrew, off of the court - andrew as an icon, flat-faced beside LGBT campaigners for sports, speaking bluntly and truthfully and tactlessly at events as an invited guest. 
  • andrew, whose thesis on the treatment of mentally ill juveniles in the justice system was publicised by a psu student, who stared at everyone who questioned him about it in a way that unmistakably said i meant what i wrote
  • andrew, the survivor, who donates so much of his salary to a variety of causes, who did before anyone knew and who continued after it became public like he didn’t give a fuck because he didn’t
  • photos of the andrew that belong to neil, ones that make andrew curl his lip if neil pins them up - he and his brother standing shoulder to shoulder at the reception of aaron’s wedding, caught on camera by the official photographer in a very rare moment of understanding. him bathed in the light of a sunset on their balcony, all golden. he and neil together wearing red, white and blue in the locker room of a foreign stadium, ready to walk on the court for their country. him on the couch, asleep on his belly with one of the cats curled up in the cup of his lower back
  • (neil doesn’t mean to document his own history, only theirs - it happens by accident. there’s a photo of him beside kevin, medals around both of their necks at a world cup final. a photo him in the audience of an event where andrew is on the stage, photographed looking up from the crowd with a slight smile on his face included in an article on andrew. one from a reunion, taken from behind him and andrew with the sun turning them to silhouettes, including where their hands are curled together between them. a headshot of him from a where are they now-style article on the first ncaa champion fox team, scars on display and stare as bright and challenging as ever - still alive)

fauxmoon22  asked:

hey! new im a new tumbler user but i loooove your blog, its so fun. and i love mystic messenger so even better. for valentines would you consider writing about how the guys ( seven, jumin,zen, yoosung ) have planed the "perfect" valentines date ( in their own style)but things keep going sooo wrong its funny, but mc can see they're trying so hard and convinces them that its perfect by just spending the day with them? they could be a couple already or a first formal date hope you like the idea!

Thank you for your request, you’re so cute *v* i really hope you like it!

Yoosung

  • Mc will love this cake ;)
  • He made it with a lot of love!
  • Oh, but he needs to organize this place too, let’s see…
  • Candles are always something romantic, doesn’t it?
  • Why doesn’t this light up? Why this is hard?!
  • When he finally did it, he’s just smiling
  • “Done ;)" 
  • But he forgot the tablecloth…
  • Ok, no need to be nervous…Let’s just take the supporter of the candle gently…
  • SHIT, the fire went out
  • Not this again T-T, so he yeah, it was some time before he could light this up again.
  • Everything is perfect!

  • Wait…How many minutes he’s here…?
  • THE CAKE!
  • Ok, when he was going to take the cake off the oven, he forgot the gloves
  • The cake is on the ground now…Yoosung is crying.
  • You came home earlier to see this scene when he sees you his eyes widened
  • "No…! Don’t see this disaster…Oh no no no, worst boyfriend ever!”
  • You laugh and then you give him a hug “It’s alright Yoosung…Don’t cry!”
  • He looks at you, with his puppy eyes “I want to do something special…”
  • You smiled, so cute!
  • And then you got closer “Being with you is already something special”
  • His eyes are so bright now, and he’s blushing…After a while, he gives you one wide smile.
  • Both of you will go see some movie, a romantic one!
  • But hey, Yoosung is already thinking about next year…Those candles will not beat him again!

Zen

  • Ok, first things first, he pick a big sack of petals that he was keeping hidden for all this moment
  • He’ll put all these petals in bed, romantic right?
  • You’ll be so surprised! It’s going to be so great! This will be one unforgettable Valentine’s Day!
  • So he did it, he fills the bed with those petals, he’s with such a wide smile on his face while he’s doing that
  • Just to think about…Calm down beast!
  • When he opened the door to go to the living room, he noticed that the bedroom window was open!
  • It was like a slow-motion scene in a movie, he was screaming “Nooooo”  while he was running to the window…
  • But the worst happened, a strong wind came and made the petals fly…
  • And because he let the door to the living room open…The petals are in the living room now too.
  • It’s just a big mess!
  • He ran to the living room to pick those petals before they go to the bathroom, kitchen, he doesn’t know!
  • But then he sees you in the door…You were out to buy something to one special dinner…But you came home you early!
  • “MC?! Why are you here so early?!”
  • “…The market was closed…” You look at all this mess “What happened…?" 
  • "A DISASTER!” He said sighing, you can see he’s so frustrated, you know how he is always waiting for Valentine’s Day, he’s the romantic type of guy.
  • “Hey” You got closer to him, putting your hand under his chin, making him look at you “You’re here, i’m here too, this is all we need to have the best Valentine’s ever” you smiled.
  • He smiles too.
  • He understands with that simple quote that what matter is not what he does…What matter is that you’re with him.
  • And you’re not going to leave this house today anymore, let’s just say that.

Jumin

  • Last year you said to Jumin that something meaning is better than anything money can buy.
  • So instead of going to a restaurant or something, he’ll cook something for you.
  • But Jumin’s so confident today, he can make you pancakes, so this recipe will be easy!
  • Everything goes wrong.
  • His first attempt, the food got burnt.
  • His second attempt, the food was raw.
  • In his third attempt…What has happened here? Is this food?! Or he created a monster?
  • He’s so pissed off right now, he’ll call some help, you’ll never know!
  • But you got home too early…You weren’t supposed to be here, Driver Kim should make you wait even more in the shopping!
  • WHY
  • Your eyes widened when you see the mess…Oh god, even the couch is dirty with food.
  • You see a dress in the couch, it’s dirtied too.
  • Jumin saw this too, he’ll die.
  • “Oh no…The dress…!” He runs to it, picking it up, he look at you, “MC…I’m sorry, i’ll make up to you, i’ll but anything you want, we can go on a trip or some—”
  • You cut him out, with a laugh.
  • This is too funny, and he’s too cute like that!
  • You pick an apron, putting it, and then you just smile looking at him “Let’s do this together!”
  • Jumin froze, just looking at you…After that, he just gives you a genuine smile.
  • “Yes, my love…”

707

  • He’s creating another robot for you, this time a robot of him.
  • Now he’s just recording something, so when you press a button, you’ll listen to it!
  • “MC…I love you” He smiles, and when he recorded the press the button…Nothing.
  • And then he tries and tries, again and again, his sweet “i love you” is angry and stressed, “i love you”.
  • Until he has enough of it “Go to hell, stupid thing!” He sighs, throwing that on the couch. 
  • And then he realizes…The place is a mess, you’re used to it…You know, see all those metal bits on the floor, but today is supposed to be a good day!
  • He looks at the window…Well, at least you guys can see the stars ;D
  • It starts to rain, what the hell!
  • DAMN IT! He screamed, and this woke up, you get out of the bedroom and walk toward him “Saeyoung…?What’s the matter?” He widened his eyes, oh shit, he didn’t think about a solution yet!
  • “Oh, hi MC…!” Stay calm…Act normally….Smiles…Smiles…
  • “What happened here?” You ask laughing “Oh, nothing MC, i was just…DON’T TOUCH THAT!”
  • You were picking up the robot “Why not…?It spits fire?! But it looks like you, it’s cute!”
  • “This doesn’t work…I couldn’t make it talk” He sights walking towards you.
  • “Really?” You push the button and then you listen Saeyoung’s voice “GO TO HELL, STUPID THING” Your eyes and Saeyoung’s eyes widened 
  • “MC THAT WASN’T SUPPOSE TO BE FOR YOU, IT WAS FOR THIS DAMN ROBOT!” You laugh.
  • He sighs, this Valentine’s Day got out of control.
  • “Hey, we can try to make another one…Together, come on, teach me!”
  • He never thought you were interested in this… Oh, you actually want to spend some time with him? Trying to make him happy?
  • While he was thinking, you pick his glasses from his face putting on your face now “NOW I FEEL LIKE I CAN DO ANYTHING!!”
  • He laughs, while you laugh with him and then he picks your hand, dragging you to the bedroom “What are you going Seven?”
  • “I’LL SHOW YOU SOME STARS!”

anonymous asked:

I just don't think people understand that Mary doesn't really know her sons and that she doesn't have to be the Perfect Mother for them? I mean, I feel like a lot of fans want her to be that but she isn't and that's ok! Even in fanfics, people paint Mary out be the cookie cutter mother that says honey and bakes cookies. People are freaking out and hate that they can't box her into that role. 🙄

like, honestly this is it. I wrote Let It Be cause I wanted to explore that before I even knew Mary was coming back to the show. She wasn’t perfect, her actions in part started the whole story. I love that they’re taking her off her pedestal…Amara gave her back to Dean because it was what he thought he wanted most in the world, but it’s the very definition of “be careful what you wish for.” It’s forcing the boys to look at their illusions and look at themselves through her eyes, and that’s cool.

anonymous asked:

Do you think Shawn would be the harder, strict parent (who the kid(s) would be a bit afraid/hesitant to go to with a confession) or the soft, understanding parent (who melts in their hands a bit)?

This is another tough question. I don’t ever think Shawn’s kids word ever be afraid of him. But I do believe Shawn would be a mix of a strict parent and a soft parent depending on the situation.

I definitely do believe, that because he surely will be away for long periods of time, Shawn’s kids would be able to wrap him around their little finger sometimes. I think he would spoil his kids a lot. Firstly, because Shawn would love them unconditionally and wholeheartedly. He would want the world for them. Secondly, because being away a lot would also mean him missing out on stuff, even though he would try his hardest to be home as much as possible, I feel like if he ever felt a little guilty about it, he would buy them something, he knew they really wanted or really loved. Not like buy them off or anything, but buy them something, he knew they loved. It didn’t have to be expensive at all, it would only be because he knew they love that exact thing. Like it could literally just be buying their favourite candy, even if the mother said no to candy on a Monday. Or he would fly them out to him so they could spend some time together.

I feel like Shawn would also be the parent, the kids told everything and talked to when something was up (not that they wouldn’t do it with their mother as well), but I feel like Shawn’s kids would call him up late at night (if he was touring), because that’s usually when our hearts get heavy, and they would just rant our pour their hearts out to him. Sometimes, it’s easier to talk about the things that upsets us, with people that aren’t there in the exact moment with us. He would listen carefully, give advice and tell them to hold on because everything was going to be alright. And though he hadn’t seen the kids lately, he would tell them, they were always on his mind. I feel like Shawn would be the best at encoring and cheering his kids up.

On the other side, I think Shawn would be a strict parent in some scenarios as well. I believe he would be very overprotecting of them, maybe even a little paranoid. Saying things like “you can’t go now, it’s too late”, “It’s a no from me love, it has already gotten dark outside”, “You’re too young for that, hon. Sorry” and “I don’t feel comfortable letting you do that” while their mother would be a little less tense about it. There would be things, their mother allowed them to do when Shawn was gone, that he would never agree to, so I believe the kids and the mother would keep those things between them once in a while.

Shawn would be kind of rough on every new friend they made, because he wouldn’t want them to get used or anything like that. Shawn would want to make sure everyone in his kid’s life, were there for all the night reasons, not all the wrong once. Though he meant it with all the love in the world, he would surely piss off his kids once in a while. Especially when they became teenagers. That would be a returning fight once every third month.

Shawn would also have a zero tolerance for lying. Lying meant yelling, lectures and being grounded. Maybe the kids wouldn’t ever really understand why it was such a big deal for him, but they knew not to push those buttons, because Shawn would get furious if they ever lied to him.

I feel like Shawn would be the embarrassing parent as well. I mean, he is like the biggest dork ever and even though he grew up, the dork wouldn’t grow out of him. I even think he would find it rather amusing and entertaining, to make his kids feel a little embarrassed sometimes. Like in front of their friends, their new crush or something like that. He would kind of love teasing them like that, because even though they got a little embarrassed, he knew they somehow loved it as well.

I also think Shawn would be the one always giving lectures and life advice. Some the kids wanted to hear, some they didn’t want to hear at all. Because of everything Shawn had tried and been through, experienced and learned in such a young age, he would literally turn everything into a fucking lecture. Good once and bad once. Some about how you should always follow your dreams and work hard for them, if you believe they are right. Some about how the world can be a cruel place and how you can get used so easily if you don’t watch out for yourself. I can imagine how the kid might say something as a joke, but then Shawn would turn it into a really meaningful speech and his kid would literally just sit there, praying that he would be done soon, literally just thinking “This wasn’t what I signed up for dad. It was a fucking joke. Calm the fuck down”. 

Shawn is going to be a great dad. I think that’s all I can say. I just know he is.

anonymous asked:

For Komahina, who's the jealous type?

Probably me.


What?


You have no reason to be jealous Hajime, no one else would ever want to go out with someone like me. Not that I would want them to. But you don’t have to worry about that.


You really are clueless huh? I’m sure a lot of people would love to have someone like you as a boyfriend. You are far much lovable than you think.


You are saying that but just look at our current situation, you are far much loved than I am. So I should be the one who is jealous.


*hugs him* I guess we are both idiots then. Since I’m really in love with you and could never leave you for someone else.


That’s good then…*laughs*

anonymous asked:

Hi there! Do you happen to have any psychic or mind reading AUs?? I tried looking in the supernatural section, but I couldnt find any. Thank you i love you ❤

Sorry love, I don’t know a lot of them ! So i add some more I found, but I didn’t read them though ;)

- once upon a dream  (+ the second part ) : Louis is psychic and gets caught in the middle of a murder investigation led by FBI Special Agent Harry Styles.aka. the Medium/Criminal Minds-inspired AU no one ever asked for.    Series  (33k)

- Read you like a book : Louis realises Harry can read his mind. He’ll do anything to make Harry admit it. Set during the North American leg of the WWA tour. (8k)

- you could make me all your own  : Harry likes to think of the many different ways that he wants Louis to fuck him, all without knowing that Louis can actually hear him. Really, it’s a wonder that he never connected Louis’s sudden embarrassment or need to vacate the room to the increasing clarity and experimentation of his ideas.It’s probably because thoughts are supposed to, y’know, be private.-Louis is a low level telepath and Harry has an over-zealous mind (maybe his thoughts aren’t really as secret as he thought thoughts were). (4k)

- Unraveling  : Harry sat there with his head in his hands trying to figure out why he knew these types of things. He thought over the past few weeks, how he’d just known at certain times what Louis had been thinking or feeling, needing or wanting and it didn’t make sense to him. Until he had the wild thought, “Can I read Louis’s mind?” (10k)

- Those are the Days That Bind Us (Together Forever) : Soulmate AU where when two soulmates meet they can hear each other’s thoughts for a limited amount of time. (9k)

- Open Minds: Prompt Fill: Harry breaks the rules and eats something a fan gives him. He gets a terrible headache and when he wakes up, he has the ability to hear his band mates thoughts - but only their sexual thoughts. (7k)

- Spare Me Your Theories   : Harry’s kinda creepy and Louis’ kinda confused, especially when there’s snapchat (and psychic abilities) involved. (8k)

BTS reaction to foreign gf saying “I love you” in her language.

btswifi said:BTS reaction to having a foreign girlfriend who tells them something in her foreign language but they don’t know what she said? 😅💓 thanks a lot love~

It was suppose to be a Monsta X reaction today, but I still have to clear some things up, with the user who requested theirs. So here’s a BTS reaction for now. ENJOY!

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Rap Monster: He tries to impress you a bit by saying something in your language. He learns a few “sweet” sentences to say to you, with the help of your dad. You: *Says I love you in your language* Him: “Can I eat you poop” *In your language* You: “What the fuck did you ask me?” *Your language* Him: *Thinks he started a romantic convo with you* “Where are the nearest pair of your favorite shoes, I need to take a piss” *Your language* You: “Do me a favor and never ask my dad for help again.” *In English*

Originally posted by fyeahbangtaned

Suga: He thinks your asking him something, so he always just shake his head yeah. He dead ass thinks that eventually he’s gonna receive something from shaking yes to what you said….but your not even saying anything different🤔….So hopefully eventually he finds out what your saying, so he won’t think your asking him a question…also so he won’t be waiting all his life for something you never offered in the first damn place.

Originally posted by jeonsshi

J-hope: Oh he knows exactly what your saying. Since he doesn’t know how to respond to you back in your language, even though he could just repeat exactly what you said, but it won’t sound right, so he decides not to but he stay practicing everyday and night. He just responds back with his hands making a shape of a heart. 

Originally posted by jhope-shi

Jin: “I agree” You: “Agree about what?” Him: “About what you just said” You: *Shocked, but doesn’t believe it* “Oh really….then can you translate what I said then..” Him: “Sure-” You: “In English!, you know I’m still studying Korean.” Him: *GIF* You: *Giggles* Him: “Did I get it right?” You: “Yeah you got it spot on, guess I’m gonna have to switch up the game on you soon, huh?”

Originally posted by hoseokxx

Jimin: To him it doesn’t matter that he has no Idea what it means. He’s extremely paranoid that you two eventually will come across a good looking guy who speaks your language, and you two would engage in a conversation, then next thing he knows, your walking away with the guy. He actually have bad dreams about this, it’s his worst fear yet….CHILL JIMIN, your thinking way to hard.

Originally posted by chimtae

Taehyung: He caught on to it by now. After constant days of thinking and thinking about it, he now knows what you mean when you say that. No longer can you tell him that it means “I have to go feed my mom cats now” You: “I love you” *Foreign Language* Him: *Smiling Hard* You: “Why are you smiling so much….about me going to feed my ma cats”

Originally posted by jeonsshi

Jungkook: You called him during a V-Live, but you wasn’t aware that he was doing an live. He knew that you was most likely gonna say that certain thing he can’t understand (I love you), you always do after speaking on the phone with him. So when you did say it, he had you to repeat it louder, so the viewers could hear and hopefully somebody would know what you said and translate it for him.

Originally posted by joeguk

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anonymous asked:

Who are some of your close friends/mutuals on here?

@kmgs @woojeez @wooziology @qeachchild @97skmn @ilovesuga @ilovejun @h1ddenleaf @dokyuml @highlightsvt @03highlight @plantsoo @meanieanti @dinosmixtape @jecnwonu @darlinggyu @woanu @cheolsgirl @tookorean @soonhosh + maybe theres more but im forgetting :/// n im not saying these are like my only friends lmao these are just ppl i talk to often , n if ur not following them pls check them out bc they run great blogs n im very grateful to all of them for being patient w me bc im boring most of the time n forget to reply to messages but i love them a lot

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Screenshots from GOSSIP AND ALCOHOL | VA-11 HALL-A! :D

Oh my god I loved this game and this video! :D I love these kind of games where Seán can do a whole bunch of different voices and that can give him a lot of interesting thoughts. Plus I love Seán’s longer videos in general too because I feel like more of who he is as a person comes out in these kind of videos and a lot of them show how insightful he can be. I loved this game’s art-style, the music, the writing and the characters so far. I also loved Seán’s voices for the characters too. I love the voice he gave Jill and Gillian and my personal favorite being DONOVAN D. DAWSON! xD I know these kind of games aren’t everyone’s thing but I would seriously love to see Seán play more of this game. :) 

There was a lot of social commentary in this game about how the media and how it treats celebrities and people and it got me thinking about something with Seán that I’ve been thinking about lately. I always try my absolute best to treat Seán like a real person and like a friend despite the fact that I don’t actually know him. I don’t know if I do a good job of that but I try my absolute best because I don’t want him to feel like I see him as something that’s 10x greater then how he actually is because that’s not how I see him. He’s not a celebrity to me he’s a normal person who just happens to be a youtuber. I don’t make these posts about him everyday for attention or praise from other people. I make them for fun, to spread positivity to some people and to interact and talk with someone I consider a friend even if he doesn’t always see what I make and write about and to him. When he was gone for a few days to reflect and think about things I was seriously worried about him before he said that he was fine and I missed seeing him on here. I mean his videos were still here but it just didn’t feel the same on here, you know? All I wanted to do was ask if he was okay and show him support in the best way that I could. I know that probably sounds stupid because again I know that I don’t really know him but I still consider him a friend of mine. I don’t try interact with him on here everyday because he’s Jacksepticeye or because he’s hugely impacted my life in a positive way. I don’t care that he’s a “popular” youtuber. I interact with him because I genuinely like who he is as a person even if I don’t fully know that person. I love hearing his thoughts on everything because he’s so passionate even over just little things and honestly I seriously just love how he looks at the world. Honestly I’d still think and feel that way even if he was still just awkward fetus squishy faced Jack trying to figure out how to youtube. xD I know that he wasn’t the same person then as he is now he’s changed a lot in these years of doing Youtube. But I’d still want to interact with him, talk to him and show him support even if he hypothetically somehow never became a popular youtuber in the first place. He’s so much more then just a youtuber and someone I love to watch everyday and I don’t care if this makes me sound crazy or stupid to some people. But even I don’t really know this person at the end of the day, I still see and respect him as a person and consider this person a dear friend of mine that I can’t imagine my life without. :) 

anonymous asked:

hey i love seeing what people's book shelves look like! would you show us yours? :)

this is cute, i have fewer books at uni because a lot of them are at home but 

honourable shoutout to my 3 volume set of wildes works that gets pride of place on my bedside table 

spaghettijay  asked:

hey haddock whats your take on why camicazi was cut from the movie? all this time i'd assumed it was bc that name is potentially controversial (kamikaze) and that astrid was intended to replace her role for the most part. the two characters are completely different however, i feel like the movie interpretations of the vikings have been molded a whole lot from books but otherwise do resemble their old selves to a degree (1/2)

however Astrid and Camicazi i cant really compare. i love them both a lot and they’re clearly intended to be counterparts but they’re so starkly different, the presence of camicazi isnt essentially there at all. have you given thought to why she was essentially totally written out of any movie interpretations? (2/2)

I do believe that the inspiration behind Astrid’s character was Camicazi. The writers started with Cami and then built Astrid. These two girls have a lot of common aspects… being fierce warrior blondes who become Hiccup’s closest companion and support and own dragons named Stormfly and things like that. So Astrid would have begun as Camicazi’s shadow when she was first conceptualized, and then grew into a three-dimensional, unique, rather different personality that has a lot to bring to the world of HTTYD.

I feel there are several understandable, logical reasons why Astrid diverged from Camicazi. I talk a little about Astrid’s personality morphing from Camicazi here, and also in a more general sense talk about how the HTTYD movies got derived from the first HTTYD book. In essence, I think these factors shape why Astrid was developed and Camicazi simultaneously disappeared:

  1. Camicazi’s name. I agree with you that Camicazi’s name might have been intentionally unused because it could be uncomfortable to some audience members. It’s probably the same reason why Snotlout’s father got renamed “Spitelout” instead of the eyebrow-raising “Baggybum.”

  2. The first movie takes place on Berk and Berk alone. Camicazi is a Bog-Burglar and a character that does not arrive until the third installment in the novels. Since the first movie takes place just on Berk, Camicazi would never appear. Therefore, the writers might have felt comfortable creating a character that evokes Camicazi’s spirit, but leave out the name, because technically she wouldn’t be there on Berk. Especially since they might not have known how far or in what directions the franchise would go, it makes sense to leave the unaltered Bog-Burglar character out of the picture where she technically doesn’t appear.

  3. A strong female character was still needed for the movie. I think #3 is more of a definite factor than #2. The thing with having no Camicazi in the first movie means that there would be a void of strong female characters. HTTYD would have been a story of just boys. The writers would not have wanted that. They intentionally added girls to Hiccup’s dragon training class by giving Tuffnut, Jr. a twin and bringing in Camicazi/Astrid. The initial drafts of the movie might have had a character almost exactly like Camicazi or named Camicazi… essentially… someone meant to be, in one way or another, Camicazi. They probably initially transplanted Camicazi from the Bog-Burglars to the Hooligans. The writers regardless probably decided to insert a Camicazi-inspired character into the movie to give us gender representation. Maybe also they liked the idea of inserting in “Camicazi” early into the events of the first movie (back when they were only in the stages of planning/making one movie) because she’s so memorable in the stories and “should” be a part of their HTTYD movie adaptation.

  4. When they upped the stakes to make HTTYD better suited for film, the role of the main female lead changed… and with it came the need to change her personality. The original drafts of the HTTYD movie were much closer to the first book by Cressida Cowell. However, as they developed the film, they probably realized the movie would be a lot better with changes. The thing with different storytelling media is that they have different strengths and weaknesses, and different types of stories tend to go better with each medium. The HTTYD books are cute, but the first book as it is is not strong movie material. The writers upped the stakes and action of the DreamWorks production to make it better suited for film. In the process, this meant making the Vikings at complete war with dragons, Toothless being rideable, and Hiccup’s dragon training being about fighting rather than training dragons. This also means that the roles of different characters got altered to adapt to this logical new direction.

    In order to demonstrate Hiccup’s conflict between wanting to be a proper Viking (like his dad and peers) and wanting to befriend Toothless, the writers adapted the main female personality. As mentioned in the filmmaker’s commentary, Astrid is intentionally created to represent the model Hairy Hooligan Viking. The fact Hiccup can change her mind to protect dragons instead of fighting them is a large deal because of what she represents and first believes. This means that, instead of a ridiculously adventurous, upbeat personality… they chose to alter the main female character into someone more serious and determined to fight dragons. Camicazi’s original role of a disguise artist adventurer would not fit in this new narrative structure, but a butt-kicking fighter like Astrid would deepen the narrative and create a more meaningful, powerful plot.

  5. The focus on Hiccup and Stoick’s relationship meant cutting out book!Hiccup’s friendship circle. There’s another reason why Camicazi’s role in the books would not fit into the movies. In the books, Camicazi and Fishlegs are Hiccup’s circle of friends and support network. However, what the movie focuses on is the disjunct relationship between Hiccup and Stoick. Hiccup feels out of place in the books and wants to have a good relationship with his father; to emphasize this even more in a movie (which has very little time to gets its point across), the writers cut out Hiccup’s friendship circle. This helps us make Hiccup look more out of place and helps us understand why he’s so determined to take down a dragon. It helps us focus on the relationship between Hiccup and Stoick and feel the emotions behind it. If Hiccup had Camicazi and Fishlegs right there beside him, the impacting story of father and son, and of Hiccup’s struggling loyalties, would be less effective in the film form. So the main female lead could not start as Hiccup’s friend. She had to start as someone who didn’t believe in him and didn’t associate with him. Since Hiccup is bullied in the books by his peers, or at least looked upon askance… it makes sense that the newly-formed Astrid would be skeptical - even a little hostile - to Hiccup before they come together.

  6. They decided to add the tropish romance. I’m not saying “tropish” in a negative form. I’m simply acknowledging that they chose to use the trope of “hero gets the girl” - they even say that outright at the end of the filmmaker’s commentary. Since Hiccup is now estranged from the main female character but still respects her abilities, it makes sense for him to idolize her romantically. Now their relationship develops in a romantic route as Hiccup learns who he is and that he is okay for his uniqueness. And the the ideal Hairy Hooligan character falls in love with that uniqueness. This again alters the main female character’s personality… you now are working with a story of “I-don’t-like-you” to “I-love-you.”

For the purpose of writing a movie instead of a book… for the purpose of the narrative focuses they needed to emphasize… it makes sense that the main female character Camicazi/Astrid became so changed. It seems likely it was a series of steps that increasingly diverged Camicazi into Astrid. Astrid, with her brave dragon-fighting spirit and later romantic interest, is a lot more conducive to the narrative themes that the writers focused on for the first HTTYD movie. To really get the idea across of Hiccup being an outcast, and of Hiccup wanting to please his father, and of Hiccup being divided between his desire to be accepted and his desire to help Toothless… the original concept of Camicazi was altered.

At some point in time, the writers would have realized that the female character they wrote was no longer “Camicazi.” Then they would have had the freedom to pursue her any which way they liked to make her fit the DreamWorks world best. The writers chose not to equate Camicazi with Astrid, despite the fact Astrid certainly had to have been inspired from the book character. And because of that, their personalities - as you say - are starkly different.

“Now why didn’t they introduce Camicazi into the television series later or something?” someone might ask. “Why develop, for instance, Heather, instead of Cami?” I think that the writers initially did not plan on Heather being such a big role. They meant her to appear in Heather Report Part 1 and Heather Report Part 2 and nothing else. Then, with Race to the Edge being greenlighted, it only made sense to proceed forward with the characters already introduced… Dagur and Savage and Heather and the like. And thus we never have Camicazi (in addition to Astrid) hop into the frame.

So that’s why I believe that Camicazi’s “essence” was almost completely written out of Astrid’s personality. The two characters have diverged to become interesting, different characters, each with their own unique contributions to HTTYD canon.

anonymous asked:

What are your Linny headcanons??

So glad you asked 😂😂

• I love to think that they spend most of their younger adult years traveling the globe in search of the magical creatures that Luna and her father believe in
• Luna definitely tries to adopt every stray they come across and Ginny pretends to put her foot down…but their house is filled with creatures
• After receiving many requests from prominent authors to write Ginny’s biography centering around her quidditch career, she eventually asked Luna to do it, because who would know better than her?
• They love getting magical tattoos together, like a lot. Luna designs most of them
• They enjoy cooking together too. Experimenting, trying out new recipes, different flavors, is their passion and their house always smells delicious
• They love each other so much and are very happy

anonymous asked:

Hi Emma! First of all I love your recs it seems like you spend so much time thinking about them! I think everyone really appreciates what you do 😊 Do you read WIPs? If so what are you reading at the moment? Can you rec me any pretty please? 😄

AGH THANK YOU :’) I do spend a lot of time thinking about my recs, I’m glad it shows lmao. I actually don’t read WIPs anymore as I have too many bad experiences with abandoned ones. However, I’d be happy to share some excellent fics I’ve been reading over the past couple of weeks:

What Real Thing? by loveglowsinthedark (12k)
They don’t cuddle, they don’t talk about their relationship (or lack thereof) and they certainly never fall asleep in each other’s arms.
(AMAZING FIC. I LOVE IT. And I cried. See, we have Auror partners, FWBs, dialogue SO on point, niiice writing, and Draco in particular was lovely.)

Headlights in the Snow by Sara’s Girl (71k)
What’s big and purple and smells like tea? Harry is about to find out.
(This is a really well-written ball of fluff and warmth and humor. I love the characterizations, the feelings, and the vast amount of creative detail.)

In Which Harry is Magnetic North and Draco is An Idiot by bryoneybrynn (13k)
For as long as he can remember, Draco’s been bringing fake dates to his family’s annual Yuletide celebration in order to evade his mother’s matchmaking. This year, Potter’s posing as his pretend boyfriend. But as the party gets underway, it gets unclear who’s playing who, who’s pretending what, who’s not pretending at all, and what the game really is. Confused? Yeah, so is Draco…
(I’m so into the way Harry is in this, assertive and suave in public but an awkward dork in private. I LOVE this fic and the writing is oh-so-good.)

Tie Me Up in Knots by lauren3210 (2k)
“Harry, are you wearing a Slytherin tie?”
(Inspired by this gif set. Perfect for the prompt, very passionate, well-written, and also so funny?? The idea is just amazing. I love this one as well.)

Written on the Heart by who_la_hoop (113k)
Harry doesn’t mind that so many Slytherins from his year have returned to finish their NEWTs, really he doesn’t. It’s just – do they have to be so friendly? He’s not prejudiced, really he’s not. It’s just – they’ve got to be up to something, right? Unnerved by the attention he’s attracting from everyone – the Slytherins are the least of it, to be fair – and struggling with a raft of changes to Hogwarts itself, Harry wishes he could be happy that one constant remains: Draco Malfoy really fucking hates him.
(I quite enjoyed this looong slow burn. They fight each other at every turn and they’re so real, there are SOUL MARKS, and lots of hilarious moments.)

Security by bixgirl1 (29k)
A few years after the War, Harry is running a Wizarding Securities company, and Draco finds himself in need of some additional safety.
(Once the angst kicked in here, I was a goner. I was sobbing, really. Sweet sweet Drarry, pining, acceptance. The writing is good as well.)

Pretty Fond of Not Very Good Ideas by lq_traintracks (4.9k)
Harry Peterson, Orderer Extraordinaire, and his trusty sidekick, Ray. Or: Harry’s been hit with a memory charm, but it’s okay because he realises he’s bent for Draco Malfoy.
(AGHH I know I just recced this one but it has to be repeated, I love this one so much. Hilarious, all kinds of hot, and too many brilliant moments. Hell yes.)

Something I Don’t Want to Stop by traintracks (16k)
It’s Harry and Draco’s eight year, the Houses have been all but demolished in favor of unity, and they’re forced to room together. How ever will they cope?
(The plot is so simple and yet everything is so lovely, you know? I enjoyed it all, the kissing, how they came to change their minds… so sweet.)

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These are my Dark Knight ladies! I would really love to hear which version of this lovely lady you prefer the most! 

Re-Blog this with your vote! I’ll also re-blog at a better time tomorrow. 

The Dark Knights that I have created I put a lot of love into. Sucks to see that the Default appearance for her is one of the highest voted for the challenge.

Also don’t be afraid to critique these designs! If you wanted to download them they are under the category “Beauty” Title: Witch, Wood Elf, and Vampire. If there is even a search function. Give me a thumbs up while you’re there! <3

(The description to Vampire is “Voted most likely to be overly dramatic.”) 

Best Edd Moment #23

Edd giving May a valentine is the most precious thing ever. The only reason he does this is because he is seeing this person who he fears in a new light.

People have two sides and you cannot judge them. Edd learns a lot about this throughout the series.

Edd has a kind heart who he will pass along to anyone. This episode shows him in a new light. It’s open ended about if he still likes May in the end, but he learns about love.

Like friendship one should never take advantage of it.

He likes to nurture people just like how he looks out for insects. I love these traits about Edd.

Endless Summer Rant

Okay so don’t get me wrong, I love this book but it bothers me sometimes. It drives me insane that you literally have to walk on eggshells around each and every character just to make them like you. For example, if you didn’t have the money to spend diamonds on the adventure outfit and you go on the yacht with Lila, then Jake and Sean both lose a point of respect for you because you couldn’t save yourself. Like I spent a lot of time and effort to make them both like me and I’m currently trying to get into Jake’s pants so like stop. Ugh I just needed to get that off my chest. 

losttimememo  asked:

I wanted to tell you I love how you write every single headcannon ;; honestly the way you write Saeyoung and the others is completely amazing and the way you portray them has brought a big smile from me quite a lot of times hah, you're the reason I started a headcannon blog of my own because I got inspired and was given courage for writing my own stuff ;v; please take some time for yourself if possible!! Don't force yourself too much and take care! I hope you feel better soon mamapeño♡

Oh my gosh I’m…literally going to cry rn thank you this means a lot to me like 😭 I love you and I’m so glad that I inspired you like ???? That’s amazing and just wonderful I’m so proud of you!!!!!

far-shore-resident  asked:

voltron

The first character I first fell in love with: Keith
The character I never expected to love as much as I do now: Hunk Probably
The character everyone else loves that I don’t: Pidge
The character I love that everyone else hates: Well, I don’t think anyone is hated by the fandom, but I do think a lot of people overlook Hunk. He’s one of my favorites though!
The character I used to love but don’t any longer: None??? I love them all.
The character I would totally smooch: Lance (on the cheek tho)
The character I’d want to be like: I wish I was as mysterious and cool as Keith, also I want to be exactly like Allura
The character I’d slap: Zarkon
A pairing that I love: KLANCE! 
A pairing that I despise: Shiro x any paladin