i loved his face in this scene so much

anonymous asked:

I just finished The Punisher, and I'm curious on your thoughts regarding the elevator scene with Frank and Karen?!

I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT THE ELEVATOR SCENE!

I mean, my feelings start before that scene.  His “I’ll come for you” when Lewis pulls her into it?  The way they were able to non-verbally create a plan to get her away from Lewis before the bomb went off?  The way he cups her face when they’re on the floor of the kitchen?

But Jesus, that elevator scene.  I love how much unspoken is communicated between them.  The way they lean into each other, the forehead touch, all of it is just so amazing.  Jon Bernthal and Deborah Ann Woll are both incredible actors, but when they’re together, they really knock it out of the park.  Plus with that scene we know from what he told Micro earlier that he views Karen on the same level as Micro views Sarah, so to see him go through so much and be so beaten up and bleeding and barely standing upright but still coming for her?  I think the moment where Frank sags into her and their foreheads touch, it’s just SO MUCH and NOT ENOUGH and you see how vulnerable he lets himself be with her while also how much they’re both still holding back and JUST LET THEM KISS ALREADY!

Seriously, these fucking two will be the death of me.

anonymous asked:

Commentary meme, Four Sevens and a Ten, 500 words around "The two parts of breaking the spell, do they have to take place at the same time?"

YOU MEAN THE KISSING SCENE RIGHT

DON’T BE SHY

“The kiss and the demonstration? I don’t know. Why?”

Damen looks at him, still with those shining eyes.

“I see,” Laurent says, ignoring the sudden clench of his heart.

Damen steps closer, reaches out. His fingertips, on the side of Laurent’s face, are gentle. A lump almost like tears rises in Laurent’s throat and he swallows it savagely down.

“You look tired,” says Damen.

“You really haven’t gotten any better at this.”

Damen says, a bit amused, “I was only offering comfort.”

“Thank you,” Laurent bites out, “I don’t need it.”

“And I want to kiss you.”

I remain AMAZED at how well these two canons meshed together. The thing that most directly informs this snippet of conversation is the original disastrous OH NO S/HE’S HOT!! scene in The Swan Princess, which is all too plausible if you think about start-of-CP Damen and his blithe thoughtless approach to romance. 

Earlier in the fic I tell you what happened: the last time we met, you told me I was beautiful, and then couldn’t think of a single other good quality I possessed.

Damen has now progressed to complimenting his fiance with YOU LOOK TIRED. Well done, Damen. Full marks.

And Laurent is still Laurent, a ball of prickly reserve. And he has been recently betrayed by someone he loved and lost someone else to that betrayal, he is sick of being a FUCKING BIRD HALF THE TIME, and he deeply resents the fact that Damen is only going to kiss him to break a curse.

So he is not exactly in the mood to make himself vulnerable.

(But also he really, really, REALLY wants to be kissed.)

things I love about Steve Trevor
  • He makes sure he actually thanks Diana for pulling him out of the water
  • The only time he ever expresses doubt to Diana about any of her beliefs is when he’s trying to convince her not to jeopardize the mission by killing Ludendorff, and even then it’s a hypothetical (“what if”)
    • He also does after she kills Ludendorff but that’s after her belief is shattered so I don’t really count it
  • He is so duty-bound I love him so much no wonder he and Diana got along so well
  • He just. Wants the people around him to be happy? The scene after they rescue Veld always kills me, and two parts in particular: 
    • When Charlie starts playing piano and singing and Steve says “I haven’t heard him sing in years…” and his face is all soft and you can see the shadow of a smile tugging at his lips but you can also see all the sadness in his eyes from those years of him not singing
    • And when he’s dancing with Diana and it starts to snow and she looks up and is so confused and delighted and he’s like “it’s snow… go on, touch it” and she does (also she has to let go of his hand to do it and he still encourages her to? such a small thing but oh man my heart) and he looks at her with such heart eyes
    • Honestly Chris Pine played him so well, so much complex emotion depicted even when he’s not speaking, like jfc well done
  • I love the boat scene, partly because it’s just fucking hilarious but mostly because their conversation is so respectful. She tells him she was sculpted from clay and brought to life by the breath of Zeus and his reaction is just to raise his eyebrows and say “Well, that’s neat.” 
    • I know that could read as sarcastic but it doesn’t to me at all. It’s funny, sure, but he isn’t making fun of her. It’s genuine and kind, even when what she’s saying is fairly unbelievable.
    • Just the entire way they speak in this scene… He never adopts that Mansplaining Tone™ that is so common, even when he’s actually explaining things. He talks because he wants to share information. It’s a cultural exchange, and I loved it.
  • After Veld, when they’re sitting and watching the villagers dance, he just quietly says, “You did this.” and she’s the one who smiles at him and says, “We did this.” He has so much respect for her and it kills me inside because it’s not “We did this” originally (which could be him pointing out that they’re a good team, him saying they have things in common, or a thousand other things), it’s just “You did this,” because he just wants her happy. He wants her to recognize how goddamn impressive she is. There is no agenda to what he said and it fucks me up
  • The entire scene with the kiss. Like, I’m gay as hell, usually I hate this kind of thing because it feels so unnecessary, but this was so well done I’m genuinely glad it was included
    • When he escorts her up to a room he then starts to leave. Even with all of that tension he doesn’t want to assume that she wants anything to happen. 
    • So he has his hand on the door and he starts to back out of the room and he hesitates just long enough for her to turn around and meet his gaze. And even then he’s reading that as a sign that she wants him in the room so he steps forward and closes the door behind her and then looks up again to confirm that’s what she wanted. And even after that, he crosses over to her so slowly and lets her be the one to actually initiate the kiss. 
    • He gives her a thousand and one chances to change her mind, to give him a small indication that she’s uncomfortable or doesn’t want it to happen, and it’s only once she lets all of those chances pass that they kiss. 
    • Consent-based relationships, man. Fuck me up.
  • Speaking of consent… the scene after Diana returns to Veld and sees the gas has killed everyone fucks me up
    • Steve’s followed her there and is clearly freaked the fuck out because she’s just gone and he physically can’t go in to try to find her because of the gas
    • So when she comes out he’s so visibly relieved and he goes forward and puts his hands around her face, clearly wanting to kiss her, and she shoves him away and says “stay away from me.” and he does.
    • He lets her be furious and devastated and overwhelmed because he knows what it’s like to feel powerless and I think he is genuinely sorry he contributed to her feeling this much pain. He lets her say she’s angry, he lets her blame him, he lets her grieve and doesn’t stop her when she leaves him there.
    • Not only does he not stop her, he sees the smoke from Chief’s fire and yells to her to follow it because he had followed Ludendorff. Their argument from the ballroom still isn’t resolved - she wants to just kill him and be done with it, Steve wants that to wait so they can focus on stopping the gas - but he recognizes that this is her choice and even after she’s basically just blamed an entire village’s deaths on him (and on herself) he tries to help her carry it out.
  • So after Diana’s killed Ludendorff and the war is still going on and Steve runs up to find her, he’s so visibly relieved that she’s alive and (like after Veld) goes to kiss her but backs away without her doing anything because he realizes the “stay away from me” thing has never been explicitly lifted. She might still want nothing to do with him and he respects that.
    • He does touch her a couple times after this but it’s always brief, I think it continues only because she didn’t react negatively the first time, and like they’re in the middle of a fucking war and I think Steve’s about 900% convinced that they’re all going to die so I’m gonna cut him a little slack here.
  • They have that “argument” again, where Diana says “this should have stopped, I killed him, why is this still going on” and instead of saying I told you so Steve just tries to get her to move on and help him save other people.
    • When he says “maybe it’s us! maybe we’re to blame!” (meaning not Ares) and she says that (obviously) she isn’t to blame, he doesn’t hesitate, he just says “but maybe I am.” He’s willing to put that on himself. Also, the qualifier through this scene - but maybe it’s us - is so important to me, because he’s still not saying “you’re wrong.” it’s a maybe.
    • When she refuses to go with him he’s clearly frustrated (again I’m giving him a pass here because he’s frustrated because he knows he won’t be able to save as many people without her) but he still doesn’t try to force her to go with him. He doesn’t guilt-trip her, doesn’t yell at her for not helping. He just gives that desperate shrug and says “I have to go. I’m sorry, I have to go.”
    • And when Charlie and Sam and Chief show up and ask where Diana is, all he says is “we’re on our own.” Not “she wouldn’t fucking help us” - which frankly is probably what I would have said in this situation - just that statement and nothing more.
  • In their final scene, when she’s hurt and dazed and temporarily hard of hearing, he breaks his “no touching” rule, but he breaks it because he’s helping her stand up and then because, well… even if she doesn’t, he knows he’s never going to see her again. 
    • It’s also super important to me that he doesn’t try to kiss her in this scene, because god knows he must have wanted to. He sees that she is in no shape to consent to anything like that and he doesn’t even come close to pushing it.
    • I’m not even gonna get into the “I can save today” part because I’m still too emotionally fraught
    • He says is “I wish we had more time.” before he tells her he loves her and literally runs to his death. That’s it. Nothing that could possibly make her feel guilty, nothing that could have seemed like he regretted anything. Not “I wish we hadn’t gone to the front.” Just “I wish we had more time.”
    • And he then, metaphorically and literally, gives her more time. Because he knows his clock has run out, but that doesn’t mean hers has to… So he runs and saves today and gives her his watch. Gives her time.
  • Anyway I’m seventeen thousand levels of fucked up from this movie, please feel free to add because Steve is amazing and a genuinely good, complex, respectful male character like this should be celebrated

according to Kubo-sensei, in this scene

Viktor has finally started to consider his future after receiving Yuuri’s ring

IT’S NOT LIKE IM CRYING OR ANYTHING OVER HERE ABOUT THE THOUGHT OF VIKTOR BEING ABLE TO SEE A FUTURE FOR HIMSELF ONCE YUURI GAVE HIM THE RING

She also confirms that the topic of Viktor “dying as competitor” when/if he becomes stable (brb dying at this choice of words) is especially sensitive to him, and that’s why we get this reaction

she says that it’s an especially touchy subject because Viktor is worried that people are saying that about him and is concerned that he will actually become like that

I THINK THIS IS SOOOOO INTERESTING because Viktor has always been the most mysterious character in regards to his thoughts and intentions and this scene is SO GOOD because it provokes a reaction we never see in any other scene, a reaction that is also very different from his usual easy going attitude that is shown a lot 

I ADORE THE COMPLEXITY OF THESE CHARACTERS SO MUCH I LIVE FOR THESE THINGS !!! I could write another 10 page meta about this but let’s not

JUST

AFTER STRUGGLING TO SEE A FUTURE FOR HIMSELF HE HAS THIS LOOK ON HIS FACE ONCE HE REALIZES THAT FUTURE COULD BE WITH YUURI

he’s so in love i’m struggling to breathe over here 

“Victor searches his face—unsubtle—but whatever he finds there sends his mouth quirking up into a genuine smile. He offers Yuuri an arm. “Shall we, then, Mr. Professional Pianist?”

Inspired by the Wedding Scene from Dear True Love , an amazing Yoi Fic! 

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Q: What do you think was going through Flint’s mind when Madi & Silver reunited in 4x3? Your face expresses so much. 

Toby Stephens: A bittersweet happiness for Silver, mixed [with] a sense of his own isolation.

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Only one can come back.

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“What is it?”

anonymous asked:

question: how does Dean cycle through like 20 expressions in the space of a second and a half. explain.

That man’s face is a treasure; so many expressions so little time. It’s a lot to do with the vast well of emotions he’s always sitting on and also his sensual (tactile is the word I use when I tag it but sensual is what I really mean) because not only does he use his hands to express himself, he uses his face too–his eyes his lips, the eyebrows. Look at his shoulders in that one too. He just uses his entire body to talk. One of my favorite scenes is from The French Mistake because he does this in the span of a few seconds: 

He just has so much in him all the time and it just all comes out in some form of facial expression and I love it. This scene too in 5.01 when he’s so shocked to be on the plane: 

Or here, in when his entire face tells a story from start to finish: 

Or those times you can literally see him thinking something through: 

He wears his emotions right there on his face and that’s why it’s impossible not to know what he’s really feeling even when he doesn’t want to talk about it. 

small things in gotg2 that i utterly loved (huge spoilers)
  • “No! It’s too adorable to kill!”
  • The Sovereign being a send-up of aspects of gamer culture
  • Gamora telling Mantis she’s not ugly (and clearly meaning it)
  • “I DON’T KNOW WHAT CHEERS IS.”
  • That ridiculous thing Ayesha was walking on so her feet didn’t have the indignity of touching the ground
  • “I will help them by killing Thanos”
  • Actually everything involving Nebula, tbh
  • (She has agency and empathy and a sister now)
  • “That’s a desk.”
  • The bizarre almost-beauty of the arrow massacre sequence
  • The Chain (the song that plays as Peter regains control of his ‘heart’) sounding like it could almost be Meredith condemning her ex-lover from beyond the grave “damn your love, damn your lies" as her son avenges her
  • Drax holding Mantis up as the ground starts eating him, desperate to give her a chance to live
  • absolutely everyone getting both Cool Scenes and Heartwarming Scenes
  • “What’s so wrong with that?”
  • the bit where Groot gives Yondu a sad little wave, and Yondu waves back
  • Peter closing his eyes and accepting his fate as the planet explodes around him
  • Gamora tending to the unconscious Mantis
  • Yondu holding Peter’s face as he dies and staring at him so he can be the last thing he sees
  • lots of big, important themes: slavery, child abuse, eugenics, parenthood, all dealt with well, albeit sometimes subtly
  • god it’s a good film
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Good Behavior | 2.01 | Javier & Letty

You’re not supposed to be doing this anymore!

Oh, really? Just like you’re not supposed to be stealing anymore?

“Gabriel’s smile goes funny when he sees, wavering on the edges. Jack has enough time to wonder what he did wrong before Gabriel drops his bag and sweeps Jack up in a hug that strains his ribs, Gabriel’s strength putting more pressure on bones than a normal grip would.”

“I fucking missed you,” Gabriel admits, face shoved in Jack’s neck, the wire frames of his sunglasses digging in Jack’s collarbone. He sounds damaged, like these four months apart injured something other than his body.”

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mika + krul (1/?)

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100 days of once upon a time: day fifty-four

fics are my absolute favorite type of fanwork, and i’ve been meaning to compile a list of my favorite macdennis fics for a while now. i recently hit 1000 followers here (which is absolutely wild, thank you so, so much ♥ ), so i figured this was as good a time as any to do this. here are some of my favorite macdennis fics, in no particular order. if you read any of these, this is an open invitation to come cry with me over how freakin good these are:

The Inevitable by runningwafers (explicit, 11k words) | Mac is in a lot of denial. This is a story about what happens when he finally snaps. [This one is an absolute treasure. Everyone is written impeccably in-character and there are parts that genuinely made me laugh out loud. The ending is near and dear to my heart.]

each the other’s world entire by quixoti (explicit, 13k words) | Mac and Dennis survive each other. Mac and Dennis will always survive each other. [This one follows Mac and Dennis from high school onwards, and it’s heart-achingly good. The references to direct scenes from the show are so spot on.]

we sinners bend by infinitevariety (explicit, 64k words) | Mac and Dennis have been sleeping on Dee’s floor for months. Something’s got to give. [A long one but a damn good one. Also, it’s a classic, so go read it now.]

Mac and Dennis Conduct an Experiment by pavonine (explicit, 36k words) | Dennis convinces Mac that the only surefire way to prove his straightness is to sexually experiment with another man. Of course that man happens to be Dennis. Of course Mac buys into this as a reasonable plan of action. Of course it backfires on them both. [Another classic. There’s so much to love about this one, but I’m especially fond of the dialogue.]

you’re the one i wanna watch this ship go down with by lagaudiere (mature, 4k words) | Not dying on a Christian cruise ship sometimes means having to face hard truths about yourself. Mac’s never been very good at that. [Good cavity-inducing fluff, complete with a great dancing scene.]

thick thighs make a dick rise by reflektions (explicit, 6k words) | In which Dennis does drag for the first time and Mac’s dick has an existential crisis. [DENNIS DOES DRAG. I don’t need to say anything more.]

the spell that you’ve created by peskyfeelings (mature, 7k words) | Mac is in bed but he can’t find sleep, because Dennis Reynolds lit a match and it’s still burning him up. [Internally tortured Mac and manipulative Dennis strike again, but this is a fresh and well-written take on it.] 

the day you move (i’m probably gonna explode) by sinnabar (explicit, 7k words) | He could maybe get addicted to this, if he let himself. Or: five times Mac and Dennis toed the line between friends and lovers, and one time they crossed it for good. [A good old 5+1.]

remember the things that make you feel by blackmountainbones (explicit, 9k words) | AU: Dennis Reynolds is a heroin addicted prostitute and Mac is one of his johns. [AKA the AU that tore my goddamn heart into a million pieces. This one will ruin your life, but you should read it anyway.]

Mac’s Day Out by adrianicsea (gen, 1k words) |  With $14 to his name after paying arbitration fees, Mac celebrates his first full day out of the closet. [This one’s not macdennis, but it’s short and sweet. I wanted to include an s12 fic on this list, and this one’s my favorite.]