i want more movies with them in

I decided to check out what was said because everyone in fandom is having a meltdown and honestly…that is what I expected?

Star Wars has never had a big, central to the plot romance? Even Han/Leia which is the example he used, was never really a major part of the story. Let alone a “centerpiece”. Padme and Anakin had more of a focus on Clone Wars, although it was still more about Anakin than them as a couple. In fact the way the romance was written has always been a major criticism of that movie (which again is likely why they don’t really want to write a major love story and risk a similar backlash).

If there is any romance in future films, we always knew it was going to be a small part of the film at best. Not the focus. And not central to the story. What we do know is that Finn and Rey’s relationship (be it platonic or romantic) is important. They love each other. Rey herself says she adores Finn. Finn risked his life for her. She risked hers for him. Finn and Rey are not Han and Leia, because they were never intended to be. Their interactions and dynamic are complete opposites of one another. 

So yeah, i don’t think there will be a Han/Leia like romance in the film. Because neither character is Han and Leia. 

anonymous asked:

J2 said at JIB8 that they'd rather do a mini-series than a SPN movie, and I think it's likely the show will end at episode 300 (mid-season 14). If so, do you think there's a chance we could get canon Destiel at the end of S13 and then them in an actual relationship for the rest of it? (I mean I'd be happy either way as long as they go canon, but I also really really want to see them be together for more than 5 minutes)

Well this is what I WANT. Whether it’s what we get though ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But yeah it depends how they start season 13 and how blatant the romantic pining!dean is at the start. Then I might be able to give you a better speculative timeline. Overall though it totally depends how long the series goes on as a whole because it is really difficult to continue keeping interest a story once the characters have reached the climax of their.

The thing is even though Destiel itself isn’t the climax of Dean or Cas’s individual arc, it relies on that arc being done and dusted FIRST. Dean’s I think is done now in 12x22 but we still have Cas’s and Sam’s to go, both tied in with Jack.

But once both of them have reached their individual arc climax there is I think nothing stopping them from addressing their feelings and us getting canon Destiel, so the individual arcs have to be dragged out a bit longer for the overall plot to keep us interested and Destiel cannot happen before they’re resolved, ergo Destiel cannot happen until relatively late in the series or the whole story would suffer not by it being canon itself but because of what needs to happen with their individual stories being tied up first before it can be canon.

That’s why it is endgame. And yeah, therefore when we get it totally depends on how long the show goes on for.

JUST SAW DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

I really loved the movie and I don’t want to forget all the thoughts I have so I’ll write a little ‘opinion’ post. This post will not include any plot/character spoilers but only my feels omfffg but I’ll still put the rest under the cut just in case someone doesn’t want to see anything before seeing the movie (again no plot spoilers)

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Snape Appreciation Month (Day 14)

Favorite Relationship

There are a lot of amazing relationships that I could pick in regards to Severus Snape. Favorite is a hard one to settle on. I love his relationship with Dumbledore. His relationship with McGonagall. With Harry. With Lily. With just about everyone. But for this I think I want to focus on Dumbledore and McGonagall.

I focus on this because while Snape has many relationships these two seem to be the closest to him in his adult life. I honestly love how we get to see them in the movies (absolutely love the return from the graveyard scene, McGonagall and Snape rushing to Dumbledore, that brief moment where Snape’s hand moves to touch Dumbledore before pulling back). I feel like these three formed a tight bond once Snape became a Professor. Learning from their past mistakes and moving forward, adopting this young new staff member as theirs to guide and mentor.

It pains me to think this and know this means that Snape took the path he did in HBP despite knowing what it would do to McGonagall. That Dumbledore requested what he did despite knowing what it would do to Snape and McGonagall. That for an entire year Snape dealt with McGonagall’s response and could never tell her the truth. I love these three and their relationship so much. I know these posts of mine aren’t as great as others but … I can’t work out how I’d do graphics or anything artistic outside writing. I’d dig into this relationship more but I don’t have the time to pour through the books for key moments. Just … these three are great and I wish we could have an entire series based on Snape and get to see how close he grew to these two.

anonymous asked:

I want to get into marvel but I don't know where to start?????

It depends on if you specifically want to get into comics or the movies, or if you want to give both a go. If you’re talking comics let me know - I’m on mobile at the moment but once I’m back on my laptop I’ll give you a couple of blogs to ask or some links to go through, as while I’m enjoying and learning more about the comics I’m very far from an expert on them. One suggestion though would be to pick a character you’re particularly interested in and look for series’ that revolve around them, and branch off from there. Another is to look into some of the new generations of heroes. Kamala Khan and Miles Morales, for example, both black teens, are the new Captain Marvel and Spider-Man, respectively.

If you’re talking cinematic universe, again I’m on mobile so I can’t give you a link directly sorry, but if you search ‘MCU timeline’ you’ll find plenty of lists and diagrams showing you the chronological order of it all. I personally got into MCU through the first Iron Man when it came out.

There’s also the Netflix series’ that introduce a few different comic heroes and have recently come together for a new show together as a team. I haven’t actually watched those ones but they seem very popular.

I’m so glad you wanna get into Marvel! I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of it.

That being said, maybe avoid some of the newest content comics-wise, particularly regarding Captain America and I believe Scarlett Witch. Some of the writers are being real assholes in terms of Nazi sympathy and disrespect to Jewish people.

businessinsider.com
Jordan Peele plans to direct a whole series of horror movies about 'social demons'
After his chilling and confident directorial debut, "Get Out," Jordan Peele wants to make four more "social thrillers" over the next decade.
By Jason Guerrasio

Peele is giving us the social commentary horror film GET OUT. If you did not hear about it yet, you will. In “Get Out,” a young black man (Daniel Kaluuya) finds himself in a very messed up situation —actually a massive understatement — when he goes out to the country to visit his white girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) family. We won’t give anything else away, but if you’ve seen the trailer, you can get a hint of how Peele created a unique chiller that explores real ideas and attitudes about race, some of them quite ugly.

But he won’t be done with that movie, apparently.. more are coming. 

From Jason Guerrasio:

But this is far from a one-and-done for Peele. He recently told Business Insider that “Get Out” is the first in a collection of movies he wants to direct that examine what he calls “social demons.”

“I have four other social thrillers that I want to unveil in the next decade,” Peele told Business Insider. “The best and scariest monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of especially when we get together. I’ve been working on these premises about these different social demons, these innately human monsters that are woven into the fabric of how we think and how we interact, and each one of my movies is going to be about a different one of these social demons.”

Peele’s examination of race and alienation in “Get Out” is an impressive, confident directorial debut. We can’t wait to see what he will throw at us next, though we’re also pretty afraid.

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I watched “Lego Batman Movie” last weekend and I CAN’T

I need more BatJokes from Lego Movie and I want to draw A LOT OF THEM



and a lot of Emmet Wyldstyle too I ship them so much



Batman Lego Movie ( Chris McKay; Warner Bros)

The Lego Movie ( Phil Lord, Chris Miller; Warner Bros)

the more i think about this

the more pissed a get. now, i’m not saying disney needs to make shang canonically bisexual (*cough* disney should definitely make shang canonically bisexual *cough*) but like…this changes some of the core lessons of the animated movie?? like

animated mulan:

  • shows a romantic relationships that is strongly rooted in friendship and mutual respect (unlike many other disney movies)
  • moral: gender is not your most important characteristic. your gender alone does not define who you are

live action mulan, apparently:

  • it’s totally healthy to date someone whose personality you actually can’t stand so long as You Want To Bang Them ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

and all of this…just to remove….any slight hint…….of bisexual subtext………

It makes me sick how in almost every single show or movie (mostly americans), when Mexico is involved, when there’s something in the plot happening in a Mexican city, it is like 99% ALWAYS pictured as a sandy, dusty little town with a couple strip-tease bars and clubs, old rotten motels and, for the most cliché ones, some chickens in the streets with stray dogs.

Well I am sorry to tell you, but there is more in Mexico. I mean, did they forget Mexico freaking City, aka Ciudad de Mexico?? 

Or, I don’t know, maybe the city I am from, Guadalajara?

Ever heard of Monterrey (the city, not the freaking cheese)?

Or maybe Toluca?

I could list many other cities, but I’ll let you check them if you want and end with the lovely Puerto Vallarta (so long my love, we’ll see each other again, I promise)

Y’all need to support this movie so this cast can hang out more for a sequel [Part 2]

(These are just highlights. There’s so much more adorableness from their snapchats on this youtube account)   

I SAW SPLIT

BEFORE YOU ALL PUSH THE UNFOLLOW AND BLOCK BUTTONS LISTEN TO ME. THERE ARE SPOILERS BUT I FEEL IT NECESSARY TO MAKE MY POINT.

The movie is being portrayed on here (tumblr) as though it is making people with DID as terrifying and harmful. This is why so many people are boycotting the movie. Now you can hold this belief but I do not believe it.

If you actually see the movie, you will see that it is not about a man who is consumed by evil and wants to kill people. It is about a man with 23 personalities that has certain parts of him that have harmful beliefs but he tries so hard to convince them that they are incorrect and the harmful parts of him only feel this way because they are tired of being ignored and treated like they’re crazy. (Even in the end, after he goes crazy, Dennis and Hedwig (2 of his main personalities) are talking and Hedwig says that this incident means that people have to realize they all exist.) The film highlights the struggle between his different personalities and how they all came about and why they hold the beliefs they do. It also highlights how ignored the illness is in society and even in mental health communities. For this reason, I can say that the movie is not “corrupting society to believe that people with disorders are frightening.” The movie trailers show it the way they do to attract people who want to see horror movies but when you actually see the movie, it is so much more than that.

The film also highlights abuse/trauma victims and not in a way that makes them weak. The main character is beautiful and strong and doesn’t rely on anyone else to save her. She, herself, runs, fights, and helps herself. At the end, she gets herself help for the abuse situation she has been in for a long time, the only help coming from the police officer that she turns to. For this reason, I can say that the movie did not portray abuse victims in a bad way.

STOP FEEDING INTO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TELLING YOU THIS MOVIE IS HORRIBLE. THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE WITH DISORDERS MORE VISIBLE TO THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA.

Listen

Song is Itsumo Nando Demo music box, original from Spirited Away

Oh when you’re near me 
I see the world more clearly
Hold me and I’ll hold you too
I want to spend my time with you. (x)

some swing dance batjokes because i’m really diggin electro swing music lately…

on the new Iron Fist series

So after binge watching a ton of Marvel’s new Iron Fist series, I went onto tumblr, wondering what the fandom was up to now, what with all these new gifs and stuff to make. ‘Maybe I would find some fan art or something’ I thought innocently to myself,

BUT BOY WAS I WRONG

instead, I was greeted with SO MUCH DISCOURSE on how Iron Fist ‘needs a chinese-american actor’ or ‘has terrible dialogue and is slow’.

the best part is when I found out that some of y’all are trying to get this show boycotted like ‘????’

Now as a Chinese-speaking Asian female, living in Asia, with an Asian background and a good know-how of Chinese history, as well as a decent knowledge of comic books, (although I confess I got into the animated series first) I’m here to end the discussion before y’all get your full rage on and start fighting fans of the show like it’s Lord of the Flies up in here

So keep reading if you want to be educated or if you just want to fight me before you know what you’re even talking about

“THE SHOW INSULTS CHINESE CULTURE”

Uhhhh…no? I’ve seen a few episodes and I mean so far there isn’t really anything that screams ‘insult’ or even offensive in the slightest. Besides maybe the fact that they take the beliefs and twist them a little bit but honestly even that ain’t that bad as to what I’ve seen elsewhere.

I’ve read the boycott post and let me say that yea, they dressed him with an eye for Asian elements, but maybe that’s because it’s supposed to be resembling Asian clothing? I mean how is that offensive? Is it the part that it looks Asian? Or that you simply feel that white people that direct these shows should not be using Asian stuff for entertainment? Because I hate to break it to you but it’s still not offensive. Even the dragon tattoo is totally fine because it’s supposed to resemble Asian elements yea but also have y’all read the comics? Because he punched through a dragon and basically took it’s heart. So I mean a dragon tattoo kinda matches the theme.

I mean in the first episode they speak almost flawless Chinese for Pete’s sake! Hell, I was surprised that they even had it in them to have a non-Google translated line. Sure the accent was a little overdoing it cuz not even I have that thick a Chinese accent but I’ll excuse it since he was apparently learning and speaking 15 years. (I speak it maybe a few times a day for like the last 14 years or so only)

So no, the show doesn’t really insult Chinese culture, sure they might be ignorant, but you must understand that after generations of stereotypes and misconceptions that that can’t just go away with one show

“Danny Rand should be played by an Asian guy/be a Chinese-American”

I can’t even begin to tell you my frustration about this.

Y’all do know this show is based on the comics right?

You know, the one with the white guy.

I know Marvel is infamous for not including enough representation in their shows but seriously? This is like the Harry Potter thing all over again with Hermione being black, it’s not that we don’t want representation or anything, but it’s the fact that this hero that us comic fans have come to already love has been replaced. Or at least it feels like it. Like when a movie is made from a book and people go crazy because character XYZ suddenly has different traits or isn’t quite what was described as compared to the book.

Frankly, it sucks.

So even though yes, Marvel should have more Asians in their shows, don’t expect them to completely give the main character a makeover, even if the makeover was supposed to provide representation. And honestly? I don’t want them to change him because I really freaking love Iron Fist, just as he is.

“This show just villainizes Asians”

So you tell me that my race is being made villains because Marvel decided that most of their Asians on their shows are evil ninjas (aka the Hand) and at most there are like 3 sorta good Asians. Oh and I’m sorry, you want more Asian men that are good guys? You want a balance of Asian heroes?

Well I guess that would be kind of hard to fit into the story since, oh, I don’t know, everything happens in the USA?

If you want more Asian characters well then look no further because you do have them. Daisy Johnson from Agents of Shield? What about her extremely brave mom? Or maybe Colleen in Iron Fist? Everyone seems to be blatantly ignoring her badassery and only seeing the part where she’s a sorta love interest.

Facts are, there are Asian characters, you’re really just looking hard enough. I agree wholeheartedly when you say that more Asian men need to be in the Marvel universe that aren’t part of the bad guy team but you gotta say that they are still awesome.

Does anyone even remember the Japanese ninja yakuza guy from Daredevil? Dude got set on fire and STILL came back to kick ass. That’s a plus in my book because even though he’s considered bad, he’s been proven to be cunning, smart, and overall awesome.

“The show has terrible stunts/acting/dialogue/fight scenes”

From here on out it’s mostly just me trying to explain why the directors and writers of the show made decisions in the show to make it what it is, so let’s dive right into it.

  • STUNTS

Actually the stunts weren’t half-bad. If you’ve seen other shows or movies that are heavily reliant on stunts and action, and compare it to this show, they really aren’t that much different. Sure it might seem a little unbelievable sometimes like they’re breaking physics or something, but he already has a glowing fist. I think we’ve crossed the line of believable long ago.

  • ACTING

I have nothing to say about this except that go and take some acting or drama classes before coming and criticizing these awesome men and women who did indeed try their best

  • DIALOGUE

Now I get the dialogue might be a little weird at times and what not, but you must understand that this show was partially written with the Defenders series in mind. So almost everything that was said in the show is meant to lead to something more. Thus, you must take it as a bigger picture. Sorta like how everyone said that Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them wasn’t as good as they thought it would be, that movie was also meant to lead on to a bigger story so you might want to excuse the weird speech and cryptic lines at times.

  • FIGHT SCENES & ACTION

Okay seriously people, please read the comics. Danny Rand is supposed to be an accidental hero, one that doesn’t want to fight unless he really has zero choice in the matter. So yea, the fight scenes won’t be that interesting, but only because the character in question is more interested in ending the fight than anything.

~

So there you have it, my whole slightly angry info-dump on Iron Fist and Marvel’s representation problem in general. If you want to correct me or scold me even then by all means message me or shoot me an ask. But just keep in mind that Marvel can’t make all your problems go away in one show, and please for the love of all that is good read the comics before coming to rant okay?

Alien crewmates highlights

- Jaal’s sudden shocked gasp at Cora saying she doesn’t have any siblings.
- Peebee’s giggle squeak while driving around on that moon planet.
- Vetra blurting out “I love you” during her romance
- Drack flatly saying the bones on his armor are indeed there to make him look like a supervillain.
- The noises Jaal makes before asking Cora if using biotics hurt
- “What’s a sneeze?”
- Peebee going “Yes. Whatever it is” during her romance
- Vetra’s “shit. shit. SHIT!” on the moon planet
- Kill. Me. Now.
- Drack going “SSSSHHHHIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTT” on the moon planet
- “What’s a horse?”
- Turian mandibles doing that thing
- Drack’s battle cries
- Vetra whistling because how?
- Kallo giggling during movie night
- “Kid”
- “I can break bones just as easily as I can mend them, Pathfinder”

A few more thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (yeah, I have a lot of them): while I totally get the rush of “galaxy’s best dad!/Yondu did nothing wrong in his life!” posts and fanart (I do! honestly! Michael Rooker did an amazing job) that’s just… not the story I think the movie is telling, or the story I really want it to be telling. James Gunn is at it too, what with him basically saying “Well, Peter wasn’t a great son either!” in that Q&A he did…

…Yondu was an absolutely abusive parent, yeah? He loved Peter a lot in his own equally-abused way, but he was. Peter even says it, when Yondu demands a prize for basic decency in the first movie “Normal people don’t even think about eating anybody else, let alone that person having to be grateful for it!” He doesn’t know Yondu was never planning to seriously hurt him, he just knows that he pretty much grew up under the constant threat of violence (no matter how ordinary that apparently seems to be for Ravagers.) There were presumably some nice moments every now and again, since Peter does have a clear, maybe rather begrudging affection for him, but yeah, the point: at the beginning of the Guardians films Yondu’s not even deserving of a World’s Okayest Dad mug, let alone a World’s Greatest Dad one.

But that’s why his storyline in GOTG2 is so satisfying, and hits all the tropes I love in a redemption arc, because it’s entirely about Yondu realising just how utterly, utterly he fucked up (with both Peter and the other kids he unwittingly delivered to their deaths) and setting out to try and make up for it, even if that means dying basically unmourned (as Stakar told him) and unloved. When he’s with the others on Ego’s planet, it’s obvious from his words to Rocket that he doesn’t intend to leave it at all, but rather stay and try to regain some remnants of his honour by helping to kill the thing that killed his adopted son’s siblings.

And I love the “[Ego] may have been your father but he wasn’t your daddy” line, I think everyone does, but those would have been terribly disappointing and selfish last words. I don’t think Yondu was talking about himself, it’s just a simple affirmation to make Peter feel better, what matters is the apology he makes afterwards. “I’m sorry I didn’t do none of it right, I was lucky you were my boy.” Not a plea for forgiveness, just a flat-out statement really: Peter deserved better than him. All he can do is die to keep Peter alive and hold his face when he cries and hope that that’s enough.

…..And that’s just, such a much more interesting story than “he was secretly good all along.”

Learn a new language!
  • Write! You need to learn how to apply the grammar rules in longer texts. Write about a page or so. You can write longer profiles, translate songs, poems, paragraphs in books and much more.
  • Read! Go to your local library, a pdf on a book, or anything  and see if you find some books with easy short texts like children's books or poems and practice reading them out loud, understanding and translate them.
  • Watch movies or series in that language. This will be good in understanding people talking that language, also it can help on pronunciation and maybe you find some vocabulary you want to write down.
  • Listen to music in that language. As with movies and series, this can help your auditory understanding, give you some pronunciation and give you ideas to more vocabulary. And this is also possible to do on the go.
  • Use apps! I have heard the app Duolingo is good and I used Memrise and it was ok but didn’t work for me. To find apps can be hard, the apps suit people differently. What works for me might not work for you.
  • Get a language buddy, a native or someone else learning the language! If you find a native who are willing to spend some of their time to help you that’s great. They might help you having conversations, understand auditory and even tell you what you wrote wrong in your longer texts. If you find someone else learning the language this can be both good and bad. You might help each other by talking, comparing notes, looking at each others writing, BUT there is a risk of you teaching each other wrongly too, so beware.
Characters in “Get Out” and what the represent
  • The girlfriend/daughter: typical fetishizer of black people
  • Mother: Sees Black people as subserviant and there to suit her needs
  • Dad: Classic racist. Thinks there’s too many, need to be culled, and if they can’t then use them for your own purposes.
  • Brother: “Good” streotyper. Thinks they are genetically superior is some ways (athletically) but still racist because that’s racist. Not good at all because steretypes aren’t good. Thinks they are still brutes, beasts, etc. Thinks they are intellectually inferior and thus makes that point about how certain martial arts are about smarts (he’s making a point that although he will lose in physical combat that’s pure physicality based he’d never lose in one that needs intellect. Of course, he proves wrong as the main character outsmarts him TWICE during the course of the movie)
  • “Black is fashionable” guy at the “party”: Classic appropriator. Only wants us for the cool things we make. Doesn’t respect us peole but wants all our shit.
  • “How is he in bed?” girl at the “party”: Perpetuating the Mandingo streotype which paints us as sexual deviants with uncontrollable lust. Also, ties in to us being brutes, beasts, and less intellectual.
  • “Is black an advantage or disadvantage” token Asian guy: Classic POC anti-black person. Probably thinks hypervisability is a priviledge. More than likely believes being black is a privilege other POC don’t have, while somehow still think he’s intellectually and visually superior. Also important to note that he’s FULLY aware that these white people are racist but still will hang ou around them and rub elbows KNOWING full well what they do to black people and will even feel comfortable doing it to a black person as well.
  • The photographer: Typical “I’m not racist but…” person. Truly believes himself not to be racist but definitely is. Again, stereotypes us with specific talents, particularly in the art/creative departments (again, not the more “logical” and typically “intellectual” departments). Also, doesn’t respect us but wants our shit.

I’m leaving out a few of course but I think for the most part they intersect with these. They don’t really have any particular traits that seperates them from the others mentioned. I really like this movie

anonymous asked:

why don't you like kathleen kennedy? shes the only female and she seems nice

it’s april 2017 and there are still people who dont know kk is a white demon

  • kk is an icon of white feminism.
  • when she doesn’t get involved directly, female characters’ looks get incredibly diverse (animated series or novels etc. although, we can’t say they treat women of color well.)
  • new female actresses who play lead roles, d ridley, f jones, and e clarke are all white brunette (just like her). this is my personal opinion but for me, f jones was the weakest part in rogue one because of her emontionless and soulless performance, but kk was the one who insisted on casting her and she’s very proud of it. we haven’t seen clarke’s performance in the upcoming han solo film yet but she’s already very famous for horrible eyebrow acting (even her fans admit it). tessa thompson and zoe kravitz, who also auditioned for clarke’s role, is obviously better than her.
  • (also, i think the rogue one novel was a bit better but the movie was… it focuses on the white woman, who didn’t care about the rebellion but only herself then becomes a hero. it’s not feminism when men of color are used to spotlight a white woman, especially when one of them has sacrificed everything for the rebellion from when he was a very young kid. when i heard jyn’s character was originally more like cassian i couldn’t stop groaning because THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH BETTER.)
  • ‘for some reason’ she keeps thinking white brunette women are the most ideal people to get the roles. even if she’s doing it unconsciously, it doesn’t change the fact that’s racism. she’s a racist.
  • and when you are a racist you can’t be a feminist because feminism means you support all the women.
  • she seems very passionate when she talks about rey and jyn but when it’s about other actors who are men of color she suddenly becomes silent?? and she talks about this “girl power” a lot but when it’s about races, ethnicities and diversity she doesn’t say anything? it’s always the directors who sat next to her who speak about it, or actors of color themselves. her “girl power” only involves white women and yet she said star wars represented the world. 
  • she was a producer of complete disaster : avatar the last airbender movie, where almost everyone got whitewashed, which means she learned nothing from her past.
  • @kyber-sphere replied:  Actually, she isn’t even a feminist. Every time someone asks questions about “girl power” in panels she gets obviously irritated. One time, she was even dismissive towards the person who asked it too.