I’ve been tagged by the lovely @beyond-the-memes so get ready for a lot of info you didn’t care about but will receive anyway
HOW TALL ARE YOU? 5'7/175 cm I’m a tol bean
WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR EYES? OLIVE GREEN I ACTUALLY REALLY LIKE THEM MAN though everybody believes they’re brown at first and they argue with me? don’t fite me @ this one m8 i know my eyeballs
DO YOU WEAR GLASSES OR CONTACTS? glasses 🤓
DO YOU WEAR BRACES? nope.. at least not yet I’ll tell ya later
WHAT IS YOUR FASHION STYLE? most of the time I’m actually too lazy or too broke to have an actually defined style but if I put effort on it someday it would be kinda grunge or super girly and soft, no in between, it would depend on how I’m feeling ha but for now I stick to sweatpants and cute shirts
WHEN WHERE YOU BORN? on a cold autumn morning 🍁🍃
HOW OLD ARE YOU? WELL I’M OLD ENOUGH TO LEGALLY… VOTE
DO YOU HAVE ANY SIBLINGS? one annoying af brother… i love him so much tho 🙄
WHAT SCHOOL/COLLEGE DO YOU GO TO? I JUST DROPPED OUT OF COLLEGE DON’T ASK ME THIS I’LL CRY
WHAT KIND OF STUDENT ARE YOU? I’m the worst heh, I never really did my homework until I got to college where I actually got the best marks without putting much (read: any) effort and doing my homework the last day, pulling all nighters very often is ma thing (which led me to serious health issues so don’t be like me pls) but yeah I promise I’ll try my best to be a good student next year
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE SUBJECTS? MATHS MAN I LOVED MATHS AND ALSO CHEMISTRY but I don’t have them anymore I’m a sad nerd
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIES? such a hard question… Harry Potter (all of them don’t make me chose pls) and probably High School Musical tbh I love Disney movies
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PAST TIMES? drawing, singing, dancing, playing an instrument, watching series, taking naps, I like doing everything i possibly can man idk
DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS? so mANY HAHA but they’re not really regrets like, I accept that everything I did/didn’t do made me be who/where I am today and I’m at peace with it, but sometimes I do remember cringey things I did and damn I can’t help but jump on a time travel machine and slap my younger self
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB? professional napper lmao joking, anything art related, literally anything
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET MARRIED? ONLY TO MY MAN HOSEOK (i don’t know, it could be, I’ll see when I’m older man I’m just a baby)
DO YOU WANT KIDS? HOW MANY? I h a t e kids but I guess I could handle one or two if it ever happens
HOW MANY COUNTRIES HAVE YOU VISITED? two
WHAT WAS YOUR SCARIEST DREAM? MAN LISTEN TO ME, I had this dream when I was a little kid (about 6 probably) and it scared me so much I still remember it to this day so let’s begin. To start with, the whole dream had a dark, eerie atmosphere that’s enough to give me chills, i wouldn’t know how to explain it, everything was kinda foggy and it all seemed to be happening in slow motion. So I was sleeping in my parents’ bed and a giant man in a wolf suit (CHOGIWA)somehow managed to grab me without waking my parents up and I screamed my lungs out but they were still asleep. Then he takes me out of the house, everything super slow and just wanders off the street with me in his arms and that’s it but I swear if you’d dreamt it you’d be as traumatized as I am because it was c r e e p y
DO YOU HAVE A BOYFRIEND OR GIRLFRIEND? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA not since 2015
PUT YOUR PHONE ON SHUFFLE, WITHOUT SKIPPING, POST THE 15 FIRST SONGS THAT PLAY whoops this is dangerous I apologize in advance for my weird ass music taste because when I say I listen to a n y t h i n g I mean it
1. The Boy Who Could Fly - Pierce The Veil. 2. Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes. 3. Sleep - My Chemical Romance. 4. Fe de Ratas - De La Gran Piñata. 5. Can’t Bring Me Down - EXO. 6. Still The One - One Direction. 7. Intro: Never Mind - BTS. 8. I Don’t Know Why - Imagine Dragons. 9. Save Me A Spark - Sleeping With Sirens. 10. Getcha Head In The Game (yes I shamelessly listen to Disney songs too) 11. Red - Taylor Swift. 12. Laura Palmer - Bastille. 13. I Like You - GOT7. 14. Outro: Circle Room Cypher - BTS. 15. Cherry Bomb - NCT 127.
if my love were an ocean,
there would be no more land.
if my love were a desert,
you would see only sand.
if my love were a star-
late at night, only light.
And if my love could grow wings,
I’d be soaring in flight.
And why the Attack on Titan anime adaptation once again proves itself to be incredible.
Sasha reading her bow and telling the kid to keep going is an amazing moment in the manga already–Isa deserves all the credit here. In the og flashback, Sasha refuses to abandon her principles just because outsiders are in trouble, she refuses to help them; a perhaps egocentric, but also human point of view-we tend to prioritize us and those closest to us over strangers. Then, in the current time, Sasha tells the kid to run bc she’ll certainly find kind and helpful people ahead; and stays herself behind to fight; she fights knowing that proper victory cannot be achieved, to save a random stranger; a kid, further emphasising that Sasha herself has grown into a great person and abandoned that egocentric child she once was.
It’s great stuff, but the animated execution of it made me realize just how good it actually is.
In the yumikuri flashback the S1 version of counterattack mankind starts…its positive a track expressing a sense of optimism and peace, it suits the “ordinary moments” she thinks about. Then, we cut back to present time. A newer arrangement of the track, led by faint strings with hints of an organ in the background–there’s a distant but growing intensity in there.
As Sasha talks to the kid, most of it is shot from the kid’s perspective, so we get to look up to Sasha–she’s seen as the grown up here, perfectly fitting the above characterization. In the meantime, the music grows ever stronger-the organ is very present, and drums are added too. The buildup to the sequence is thus heavily emphasized. Also, listen carefully to Kobayshi Yuu (who’s performance here I loved). There’s definitely exasperation in her voice–they’ve been running for some time and are chased by a titan, not to mention that she’s afraid. Yet, you can still find a lot of tenderness in there–the kid is supposed to feel safe and secure, despite everything going on, and it just makes you love Sasha even more.
Let’s get to the real meat
I LOOOOVE this scene. Sasha spinning on her feet to stop and get into position looks really cool…but its’ the following take that I adore the most
The spin kills her entire momentum…she stands still and ready, and the camera lingers on her. But the kid didn’t do any spin, kid’s still going, not slowing down. Sasha however wants kid to keep going, seems to use her spin as a way to propel kid forward. And the moment her arm is separated from kid, the camera moves on as well–doing so, Sasha’s staying-behind-to-fight is visually translated and further emphasized without the viewer consciously realizing it. I have a hard time describing it, but there’s an incredibly powerful sense of organic dynamism in there that just sells the scene. It’s excellent visual storytelling, not only of the situation, but also of Sasha’s character–she’s strong and altruistic now, and she’ll fight against all odds to save the kid in need. Yuu’s performance here is perfect as well–there’s now definitive desperation to be heard, alongside remaining hints of kindness but also a certain intensity. Sasha is afraid–she has no equipment to protect herself, she has no weapons to eliminate the threat, but in spite of that, she still sends the kid away, she still stays behind, she still stands in the way of the titan.
And THAT shows just how brave she is–Sasha overcomes her weaknesses, she fights against all odds, she dedicates her heart–and that is what the anime manages to portray so masterfully here.
And of course, that is what the best shot of the episode does.
We get an incredibly gorgeous wide shot…starting off once again from below, keeping both the titan and Sasha in frame, reminding us of the threat ahead of her, but in one amazing panning zoom, we fly all the way to a closeup filled with nothing but fierceness. The visual alone is amazing in its own regard, but the sound is what truly rounds it up. Counterattack Mankind A reaches its climax, going all out on instruments, cue-ing the all-so-familiar melody in an immensely epic arrangement worthy of the scene it accompanies. Kobayashi Yuu 100% sells it too–her first “now-go” is still a bit feeble and unsure as mentioned above, the 2nd “run” already stronger but there are still hints of fear….and then, with the musical cue behind, after getting a full frontal close-up–the all out “get runnin’!”, filled with nothing but raw energy and determination–Sasha’s abandoned all fear and is in all out character-climax-badass mode. Her shout echoes through the woods, the kid is literally hit by a shockwave and finally starts running (sidenote–her eyes were dark and lifeless throughout the ep, but only after that do they lighten up, adding once more weight to Sasha’s moment). And of course, Sasha’s accent arc comes to full circle in the same frame as well, as she yells the command out in her native dialect she’s tried to hide for so long. Pretty much everything that could’ve come full circle did–in terms of writing, performance, sound and visuals.
It’s an amazing sequence deserving of ludicrous praise for the creative staff–they’ve proven once more that Attack on Titan is a work of art. The manga is already without a doubt amazing–most of the points above stem from it after all-but the anime is so ridiculously good at presenting I sometimes can’t believe it with my own two eyes.
In case you couldn’t tell, I fucking loved this sequence and I’m gonna yell about Sasha all week long.
Print & vinyl stickers (stickers are transparent!) for Fan Expo Toronto at table A37! This is the first in a long time, where I’ve become so heavily invested in a series SO darn fast!! you can see a PROGRESS of this drawing HERE
Bob shut down b.echo, explained why o.ctavia’s anger at bellamy for “killing lincoln” was irrational and hypocritical, and basically confirmed that we’re getting canon bellarke all in one day. He literally saved us in one. day.
Bob Morley is literally a fucking icon in case yall forgot.
being asexual is seen as “too straight” by the LGBT+ community and “too gay” for straight people. the truth is, we are neither. if straight people are “as straight as a line” and gay people are “straight like a circle”, then we’re as straight as the void. sexual attraction? i don’t even know her. you are seriously in the wrong place if you’re looking for an instant sexual connection. don’t try to “””fix””” us we’re good. keep moving please.