The local Vietnamese that we worked with in the Ninh Binh area were all so amazing and so much fun to work with. The scene the shot with brie is one of my favorite things in the film. Most of the crew went to lunch and I stayed back with Brie and we very freely shot this montage with all the local Vietnamese. It took them hours to go through make up and normally people would be exhausted but their enthusiasm was infectious. Brie and I fed off of their energy. I love what they bring to the film and the stories their faces tell.
Andreil Playlist (+ Ideas for scenes in Netflix show)
Supercut - Lorde (I’ve seen a different textpost about how this song should be used for the “You were amazing” scene, with all the Andreil moments leading up to treat point in a flashback. Not my idea but i’s so great I had to add it!)
Nicotine - Panic! At the Disco,
R O O F T O P S M O K I N G S C E N E
“Your love’s a fucking drag but I need it so bad” could definitely be an Andreil quote, tbh.
Where Did The Party Go - Fall Out Boy, for the first time the Monsters take Neil to Columbia and he’s completely out of it in the crowd and oh - wow - Nicky kissed him and what the fuck is going on??
Champion - Fall Out Boy, for a training montage. The line “I’m a champion of the people who don’t believe in champions” reminds me so much of the foxes. And “If I can live through this, I can do anythingBecause we know they’ve been through shit (and their training is hard as fuck).
Stuck On You - New Politics, for the first Andries kiss, because we know both of them probably think "Why do I choose to love this?” On a daily basis, (mostly Andrew, but we all know he thinks it fondly while wanting to kiss Neil,) and they totally don’t regret it.
The Pros and Cons of Breathing - Fall Out Boy. Okay, so I’ve decided this song would be great for the first Andreil meeting because in that moment Neil is definitely thinking “ I want to hate you half as much as I hate myself” about Andrew. Also, “ I wish that I was as invisible as you make me feel” because Neil’s entire existence revolved around being invisible and, obviously, Andrew’s a little into pretending he doesn’t exist.
• Issues - Julia Michaels, a song about loving each other, flaws and issues and all. As obvious as it seems, what song could be more perfect? I do think this song would work for many different scenes, but I was specifically thinking it would work very well with their secrets game. The first one that came to mind was the one after Drake’s attack, but that is a little more serious than some of the others, so any of them would work.
•Rockabye - Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie, I thought this song would work very well for flashbacks of Neil’s mother, well the woman they speak of in this song is way more kind then we know Mary was to Neil the overall protectiveness the mother is said to have over her son definitely reminds me of them.
• Love Me - The 1975, for some reason, well I was listening to this song, I thought of two scenes it could work for 1) the scene where Andrew throws Neil’s keys and his cigarette off the roof and Neil picks up his cigarette and gives Andrew’s “mock salute” and walks away feeling all smug 2) a rooftop makeout scene. I don’t know why I think this song would work, maybe because it says “love me, if that’s what you wanna do” and consensual love reminds me of Andreil.
• Talk Me Down - Troye Sivan, “I wanna sleep next to you, but that’s all I want to do right now,” reminds me of the cabin scene in TKM or the Fox sleepover, because it’s about innocent touches and just needing the other person near you, and considering it literally scared Neil how much just being around Andrew relived him, made him feel safe, I think this song is perfect.
• Fetish - Selena Gomez, and The Good, The Bad, The Dirty - Panic! At The Disco. Now, onto less innocent touches. Either of these two songs would be great for the shower scene, I first thought Fetish because Andrew calls out Neil’s “neck fetish”, but a song about fighting and falling in love, and being dirty, definitely also reminds me of Andreil. Though, one could always be used for one of their many make out sessions.
Characters: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Reader (Y/N Y/L/N) -off screen lol
Pairing: Dean x Reader
Summary: Dean gets nervous when talking to the Reader over the phone.
Word Count: 1k-ish
Author’s Note: Heyy guys!! This is my entry for Shannon’s aka @splendidcas Birthday Fic Challenge!! Prompt is bolded!! I hope you guys like it!! I literally typed it up this morning so I’m kinda proud!! Feedback is always welcomed!! Also, watch out for a second part!!! *wink*
P.S. thank you to Arie and Ree for convincing me to post it, even if I was losing hope!!! *hugs*
The One - Part One
My finger hovered over the call button, my heart racing. It shouldn’t be this hard, right? Since when did I get nervous when calling a girl up? It wasn’t like me.
I love the season 9 opening song, lyrics and editing choices. It’s basically:
Oops we didn’t close the gates of Hell. “Who do you love?” “CASTIEL” x6(!) Sam’s dying and the Angels have fallen.
Yep, these are the key things you need to know for this season, so… go!
The whole first 30 seconds focus on Sam and Dean and peripheral characters, they don’t actually show Cas’ face or him really at all apart from one quick shot of a wound.
UNTIL the singer comes in with “tell me who do you love?” at the 30 second mark and the editing immediately cuts to close ups of Cas. Then there is an immediate second “who do you love” which cuts to Cas again with Naomi saying “hello Castiel” just to make sure we saw nothing of Cas then heard “who do you love” followed immediately by his faceand his name. TWICE. In succession.
Followed by a montage of Cas’ face all the way up to the next “who do you love” which then cuts to Crowley (the other end of the love chevron), then back to a nice big reveal of Cas, lit up with grace and his wings as “who do you love” chimes up again. The next “who do you love” focuses on Crowley, saying “I deserve to be loved” then right back to Cas for the next “who do you love” with a close up of Cas’ face for a couple of different shots and Metatron extracting his grace. Then no more “who do you love”s and no more close ups of Cas as the rest focuses back again on the brothers and other peripheral characters.
So out of a grand total of 6 “who do you love”s 5 of them showed Cas and 2 of them said his name out loud to be heard right after the words were said and the final one shows us Cas losing his grace and becoming Human right after Metatron told him to go have a life on Earth…
My favourite are the first two though because we didn’t see Cas’ face for the whole first part of the montage and suddenly here it is multipletimes with his name said out loud over the top, in all it’s glory right after…
“Tell me who do you love?”
And the second one with Naomi and a nice link into the crypt scene for good measure…
“Tell me who do you love?”
So we had 6 times:
Who do you love? Castiel.
It’s almost like we were supposed to associate love with Cas for some reason.
Here’s a link for good measure as it is so much stronger when you see and hear it all. I genuinely laughed out loud when rewatching it recently.
Son Gokū: Sand Shinobi human, are you a friend of Naruto too? Gaara: *”I love Uzumaki Naruto So Much: A Detailed Dissertation” in a 15-minute internal monologue (in the middle of an active war zone, but take your time)*
Son Gokū: I asked if you are Naruto’s friend?
Sometimes recap episodes are a delight. Idk, the fact that the flashback montage is apparently happening in real time while Gaara tries to think of an answer that isn’t too much of an understatement is so funny to me.
The imagery in this montage is one of my absolute favorites from the entire show. Miss Bellum’s distraught speaks so loudly without single word. That’s one of the things I loved so much about the original PPG.
ok i’ve been trying to find a way to word this so here goes
i know some ppl feel like we should have been shown more “obvious” evidence in the whole dizzee x thor relationship but like…aside from actual physical contact everything else was there?? like i know we got scenes of mylene & zeke having /implied/ sex & tanya kissing ra-ra’s cheek & carmelita straddling boo-boo but do we ever see mylene go for any of zeke’s gigs (i know she’s busy being an a star but still)?? tanya literally just met ra and carmelita was a v brief plot device that was a huge bad influence?
but dizzee & thor!!!
dizzee wrote letters for thor when he was in jail & started a freaking comic just to tell him about all his adventures and thor fuckn loved every single one like you can basically say they had a long-distance relationship thing going all the while thor was in jail. thor attended every single get down bros gig?? like he literally came straight from jail to see dizzee & his bros perform (he was wearing the same clothes so im assuming this dude didnt even go home to take a shower or change lmfao) then we had the whole painting scene which i thought felt so domestic dizzee’s soft “im painting” & thor being like “i want u to paint but i dont want you to die and i dont want you bombing no more” he’s looking out for dizzee!! plus how he was looking at dizzee painting through out that whole montage with so much love and admiration in his eyes!! like basically thor is just so supportive of dizzee and their relationship might not seem “affectionate” but there’s definitely a lot of love there and imo it’s like the most healthy relationship in the entire show so far??
having said this THOUGH i do hope the tgd showrunners show dizzee & thor being physically affectionate with each other in season 2 cos lgbt representation is important and shouldnt just be “implied”.
Otayuri's song is Lana Del Rey's new Song "love" it is so beautiful just like the ship ----
uhm yes okay please go listen to itherebecause it’s actually breathtaking
“But you get ready, you get all dressed up To go nowhere in particular Back to work or the coffee shop It don’t matter because it’s enough To be young and in love.”
Consider a goddamn montage of these two cruising around on Beka’s motorbike, bathed in the golden sunset skies of Almaty, Yuri resting his head on Otabek’s back and just realising fuck he’s in love.
Everything’s new and exciting and do-or-die, because it’s their first time and they swear no one’s ever felt so strongly about another person as they feel about each other in the history of time and just
technically not a series, but if you're still doing this, power rangers?
I’M GOING TO DO IT ANYWAY! Anon you win my approval
Favourite character: My precious bisexual child Kimberly Hart
Second favourite character: I can’t decide between Billy and Trini
Least favourite character: The bully in detention probably (side note I love every member of the Rainbow Squad with all my heart)
The character I’m most like: Trini with bits of Jason thrown in there
Favourite pairing: Trimberly but I also love Cranscott and Zason and Billy/Zack/Jason (I don’t know what the poly ship name is). Who can decide which ship is the best when all of them are glorious options?!
Least favourite pairing: Jason and Kim - I much prefer them as bisexual besties!
Favourite moment: The training montage is A++++++, I really love when Zordon brings Billy back to life and when they jump over the cliff. There are far too many wonderful moments to choose from.
Rating out of 10: 10. Definitely 10, it’s so good I cannot deal with how amazing it is.
Pen pal AU where they keep writing each other letters, slipping them in locker room stalls or gear bags or leaving them around the house. Reams and reams of paper documenting the domestic, sweet love throughout the years. Flower is going to throw up if one more letter accidentally gets put in his plane seat instead of Sid's because they a so sappy he can't even take it anymore
this is GOOD this is GOOD. Imagine a montage with this music playing, as Geno slips a letter on his pillow for Sidney to find as he slips out for his morning run.
‘Dear Sidney,’ it says. ‘Good morning. Happy Saturday. Love you so much.’
On another day, Sidney walks by Geno in the kitchen, kissing his nape as he slides a letter on the counter before he goes out for a meeting with the PR team. Geno opens it as he sips his coffee, grinning.
‘Dear Zhenya, You look amazing in those pants. Wear them again when we go out tonight? I love you.’
Each one starts with either ‘Dear Sidney’ or ‘Dear Zhenya,’ and will always end with an ‘I love you.’
Sometimes Geno slips them in the wrong locker, as does Sidney, and Jake accidentally opens one and blushes furiously before shoving the letter back to its intended recipient. Flower sits his ass on a letter from Geno on the plane once, reads the ‘Dear Sidney, Meet me in back later, I’m blow you–’ and tosses the letter aside, turning around and shouting, as he gestures with his finger, “No! No, Geno, no! No.”
The darkness and severity of these kid’s situations are never fully realized on screen. I get the Disney Channel wanted to make it whimsical and child friendly. There’s a scene in Descendants where Lonnie talks about happy childhood memories to the Villain Kids and they look really upset, they never had that. The movie has a tonal problem but unfortunately it’s a kid’s movie. It’s edits like this that make it sync in though. Look at Glenn Close’s Cruella. Imagine that is your mother. Hell, even Cruella from OUaT. I’d love to see a version of Carlos were he was raised by one of those women. Imagine how messed up and conflicted the story would be?
Imagine the emotions and depth we see between Henry and Regina but now with Evie.
They chose to dumb down these incredibly horrifying situations. It’s really unfortunate because kids can handle dark themes. We grew up with Star Wars and Hunchback of Norte Dame. We can handle Cruella being Cruella. We can handle the blood thirsty jealousy of the Evil Queen or the power hungry Jafar.
Disney channel has really stuck to a formula since the success of High School musical and hasnt really strayed from it. We can still have those cool outfits(update heros though cause wtf those girls have NO personality diversity), and have dark themes and situations. Kids may connect more with the characters if you show that struggle. Characters can be shown in pain and emotional turmoil rather then just saying it.
Golden rule of film: Show don’t tell. Imagine seeing these villains struggling with parenthood and what that means. Imagine Cruella who despised the thought of it, Jafar having to raise a kid and not abandoning him to the streets, Maleficent having to care for another child, and the evil Queen having to love and care for something other than herself. Those emotional interactions. They could be done in a montage with a narrator and the movie would be incredible. Show us why mal didn’t get invited to Evie’s birthday, show us Jafar having to make the decision to follow in his enemy’s steps and now teach his son to steal to survive, when was it that Cruella started treating her son like a henchman rather then a child.
I just want depth and emotion for these stories because this idea has so much potential.
Have you heard the theory about Jon and Dany having a secret wedding and the boatsex is them consummating the marriage and that is why Tyrion is outside of the door to be a witness. While I dont think they would get married while a war is brewing, I then remember that R+L apparently (according to leaks) did. It's also weird to see them do the cutting between a secret marriage to Jon and Dany having sex, it has to have a bigger meaning, but could you imagine if R+L had the same theme as J+D.
I have not heard this theory, anon, but I would basically die of joy if it’s true. I am so tired of hearing how Jon and Dany’s sex will only be a casual fling, and a wedding would solidify their commitment and love.
But I am inclined to doubt this theory.
If we can trust the leaks, Jon and Dany do share several meaningful scenes together this season but I’m not sure it’s enough for a marriage for love between two characters in their positions. I don’t think either of them is as impulsive as say, Robb and Talisa were. And if they marry in secret we can assume it would be a marriage for love and not a political union.
So as much as I would love to see it, I feel we won’t until sometime during season 8.
As to Rhaegar and Lyanna, if we can trust Friki that the montage during the sex scene is an R + L wedding, then that would signify love been Jon and Dany. It’s telling the audience that just like Rhaegar and Lynanna, Jon and Dany are two people in love in spite of the inconvenient circumstances of a realm at war, the tensions between their families, etc.
So I think that is the reason we see the Lyanna and Rhaegar marriage when we do. To confirm the love between Jon and Dany while subtly foreshadowing the hardships they will face together moving forward.
And this is needed since so many people are supposed to assume that Rhaegar’s and Lyanna’s relationship was awful, that it was rape, etc. We find out the opposite in a scene that shows the romance of it with the forbidden love trope while establishing the romance between Jon and Dany in the same way.
I’m going to get salty a f for a minute here so bear with me.
So apparently the entire point of Super Danganronpa 2 was so Chiaki could prove her hope to Junko with her super mary sue desu powers. Yeah. Okay.
Let’s just totally ignore Kuzuryuu sacrificing his chance to escape to give Peko the right last words, let’s ignore The Imposter’s efforts to keep the team together until the very end, let’s just ignore Komaeda’s self-hate and resolve to wipe out everyone and save the world, let’s ignore Tanaka sacrificing himself to get everyone out of dying of starvation,
let’s ignore Nekomaru’s valiant efforts to protect Akane from Monokuma, let’s ignore Sonia’s continued attempts to keep the survivors together and risking herself to test Komaeda’s bomb, let’s ignore Hajime growing from the angst scared teen who was seriously contemplating killing someone in chapter one to the strong independent guy who was the only one who was brave enough to see through Mikan’s charade, and who gathered enough courage to realize voting Komaeda’s death as suicide wasn’t enough.
Yeah. Chiaki defeated Junko. Okay.
Like, I get it. She was the one who pushed Hinata in the right direction when he feared forgetting her. But holistically, she’s only a small part of a whole that made up the entirety of DR2. I don’t know why the anime is so disgustingly biased towards her. I don’t understand why she had to be brought back to life when other characters like Sakura didn’t even get 5 seconds on screen. I don’t understand why Tanaka sacrificing himself is not a big deal but when Chiaki does it, she’s suddenly a messiah. I don’t understand why over half the class have kicked Teruteru at some point but when she does it, we have to stop everything we’re doing to praise her. I don’t understand why her introduction with Hajime was the only thing in the entirety of DR2 that got animated plus was retconned into being romantic when he had that same freaking introduction scene with everyone in the class (like holy shit, it would’ve been awesome if we got a montage of Hinata meeting everyone in DR2 instead as testament to the meetings that never happened in DR3). I don’t understand why everyone loves her so much that her death affected them more than the death of family members / lovers / childhood friends when she didn’t even do anything for them other than play some video games. I just don’t understand how her character fits contextually into the story line in the way that they put her there at all.
Like, sure, make everything revolve around her. I still won’t like it out of my own personal taste, but can they please at least write it in a way that makes sense? In a way that doesn’t turn every other DR2 character into a piece of personality-less and incapable of development worship meat for her to use as a throne?