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I just need to take a minute because John Boyega…I mean, he really did not come to play. Since Attack the Block days, he’s always spoken about the vision he’s had for his career. From strategically picking roles with underlying social commentary/messages to wanting to own and control his own image and create his own projects.

And then he gets an audition for Star Wars. He goes through seven entire months of auditions–auditions longer than anyone else, and actually books the part. Earns the part! Like, he DID that. And he killed the performance. And honestly, leading man in the biggest movie franchise ever? He could’ve stopped there. But he didn’t. He could’ve been satisfied. But he wasn’t.

He reinvested that money and co-founded his own production company and is already investing in another franchise and securing lead roles for himself. But it’s not just about him and you can tell he knows that. If it was just about his success, he could’ve stopped with Star Wars. He’s not just making sure that Hollywood will never be able to typecast or control him, he’s also ensuring that if he believes in a project or role for him or anyone else, he can get it done.

He’s been planning and working toward this for years and strategizing about how to overcome and breakdown the racist roadblocks in Hollywood and he’s making it happen. If his career so far is any indication, I can’t wait to see the rest of his plans unfold. I don’t know him, but I'm just so proud of him. Because we need him and it seems he’s up to the task. 

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Tokyo Ghoul Week √ 2 | Day 2B. Half-Ghouls Day

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Rest in Peace, Rik. 

You’ve been my imaginary friend since I was three years old. You’ve always been the one I count on to make me laugh or to comfort me when I needed it most. And it’ll stay that way. Always. 

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“Hardhome is an unholy place, it’s said. Cursed.”

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The Dead Marshes

‘Yes, yes,’ said Gollum. 'All dead, all rotten. Elves and Men and Orcs. The Dead Marshes. There was a great battle long ago, yes, so they told him when Sméagol was young, when I was young before the Precious came. It was a great battle. Tall Men with long swords, and terrible Elves, and Orcses shrieking. They fought on the plain for days and months at the Black Gates. But the Marshes have grown since then, swallowed up the graves; always creeping, creeping.’

lotr read-along bingo (week twelve prompt: the dead marshes)

So you know how shows have filler episodes that don’t really add to overall plot?

I want Conspiracy II to have a subplot of Gideon finally taking a much needed break. He’s just vacationing on Fiora and he is *determined* to actually have a vacation but shit just keeps happening. The old king gets assassinated. There’s obvious signs of corruption.

Gideon goes along like “no, not this time. not my problem. I am here to have a sex on the beach and buy some new sandals.” and he isn’t totally ignoring the worst of it that drops in right on him. Like he just casually saves a poor shop owner from local corrupt authorities. He gets a kitten out of a tree (Marchesa was involved nefariously in some way I’m sure). But of course eventually he’s gotta confront Marchesa and sort out Fioran politics for them (How can you have a system worse than Ravnica’s guilds? My gods!)

He gets back to the Gatewatch and they want to know how things went. “Oh, you know, got some sun, read a book… stood up to a planar criminal syndicate and saved the world.” Nissa, Chandra, and Jace all facepalm simultaneously.

Dirk is emoting. He’s smiling. He’s happy. This is literally something he’s never done in his life. This is something he never even thought himself capable of. 

Dave, too. 

This is just really important.

I LOVE HOW KRUL IS JUST SLOWLY SINKING INTO THE GROUND DUE TO HER OWN ABNORMAL VAMPIRE STRENGTH

while Mika and Ferid are just staring there like

© to Namanmari 

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One aspect of gluttony that I think is fun is when someone eats so much that they end up food drunk, which is.. pretty much exactly what it sounds like. I really wanted to express that in some sketches and thought, ‘okay who’d be a good victim of eating themselves silly… oho wait of course this goober’ … plus I kinda really missed Demyx anyway OTL

for mamoeru

Natsu crying over f!Lucy’s body | Fairy Tail (2014) episode 20

okay, so, like, tbh i feel like this whole twitter thing is just really unbelievable. i have a list of reasons why i don’t think Noel is actually leaving. i think he likely won’t return next season as a series regular, but that’s not to say that he won’t be a guest star.

for starters:

  • the tweets

first off, they were late.

that might not really seem significant, but.. it kind of is? Noel was live-tweeting all throughout the ep. why not just send off something at the end? Cam, at the end of season 3, after tweeting a lot about the eps, said:

how hard would it have been for Noel to say something similar? he didn’t even tweet about the breakup, and that was his longest piece of screentime all ep. pretty sure he didn’t say anything in case he gave something away. like… all this kind of screams managing/marketing, at least to me. they’ve tried to figure out the best way to evoke/provoke a reaction, and hey, guess what - by building tension, they’ve managed it! it just doesn’t at all feel organic to me. not to mention the wording of Noel’s tweet, which was ambiguous at best - “I feel so lucky to have been a part of this” like, four days after the fact isn’t a ‘i’m leaving’. it’s ‘i’ve had a great time,’ which could also imply times to come. it was also in response to Cam’s tweet - why would Cam have the first say?

changing a twitter header means little. it was a s5 promo header; the season’s finished airing. Noel has other projects.

Nicole Bloom’s tweet is less ambiguous, particularly considering it was sent directly after the ep. it’s still not a “i won’t be back” (the writers probably don’t even know if they’ll bring her back at this stage, if they’re good writers (what am i saying lol)) but “thank you for watching and thank you for letting me be part of such an incredible show” (x) is more a ‘my chapter’s over for now’ than Noel’s.

  • they’ve done this before

this doesn’t even include the whole Justin Chatwin thing (and if they can bring Jimmy/Jack/Steve back from the dead, they can bring Mickey back from bumfuck, nowheresville). after season 3, when they were preparing for 4, Cam said (sorry for the hover text):

i know Cam’s a huge troll, but as i said, he initiated this. they managed to write him out for a good portion of s4 so he could make, like, 3 or more movies (idgaf about numbers tbh) and pulled the same shit. we’ve had no official word from anyone, except an interview with John Wells. what Noel said was not an official announcement at all. media’s a really important tool in today’s celebrity circus. knowing how to manipulate and use it to your advantage is really important. which brings me to another point

  • at the end of the day, this show is a business.

they care about numbers. they really don’t care about how the fans feel, as long as it encourages them to watch next season. and you know what? stringing us along is honestly the best way they could do that. by not confirming or denying anything, by being ambiguous as fuck, they’re trying to encourage us to watch. it’s the will they/won’t they; it sells unfortunately well. much like with Cam at the end of season 3/beginning of season 4, it’s a total marketing ploy. we probably won’t hear anything concrete (Noel’s had four fucking days for him, or his manager, or even the goddamn showrunners to say “Mickey’s not coming back”).

the whole breakup screamed of this. they could have killed Mickey. they could have locked him in jail, as they’ve done previously. he could’ve owed someone money and it got him into hot water. that scene did not just scream ‘done’ to me - unlike the Lip/Amanda stuff (admittedly, though, they could bring Amanda back, and i sincerely hope they do). they’ve built Mickey - albeit not well - a life away from Ian. unlike basically all the other secondary characters (I’m looking at you, Mandy, Amanda) whose storylines have related directly only to their love interests, Mickey actually does have his own individual arcs. i know all the characters have been assassinated, or left totally fucked up, but Ian just breaking up with Mickey and Mickey being chased by a gun isn’t an end. Mickey was in s4 with his own stuff. who knows what will happen in s6.

maybe Noel doesn’t even know himself his availability, but even scrolling through his twitter then, it’s so fucking obvious how much he loves this show and its cast and its everything. how much he adore Mickey. he’s said as much in interviews. more of his tweets have been about shameless than absolutely anything else - even inane shit about Mickey’s hair. some of that is (again) marketing and management but it’s genuinely obvious, when he talks in interviews, how much he wants this. so maybe he’s being fair to us. maybe, with a very low chance he won’t be back, he’s letting us down easy just in case. but i really, really don’t think this is the end for Mickey Milkovich.

  • so, basically, tl;dr:

the tweets and their timing were really fucking off and screamed trying to push a cliffhanger; this isn’t the first time the management team or cast have pulled this shit; and at the end of the day, they’re trying to sell us a show. they’re trying to get us to tune in. if they can change a final scene in a heartbeat and totally fuck up an entire season A plot, they can work in an arc for Mickey (it’s really not hard to add a secondary character to a script or narrative after the fact if you know what you’re doing //sideeyes the fuck out of the shameless writers). plus there’s that post going around comparing Noel’s TMNT filming times to that of Shameless’s (i can’t find it gdi).

personally, i think Noel would be right to leave after this fucking POS season. i wouldn’t blame him. hell, i half hope Mickey doesn’t return, lest he, too, be consumed by the pod people. at the same time, though, Mickey Milkovich deserves better, and if Noel loves the character as much as we do, he’ll make something work.

relax. breathe. we’re all here with you. wait until we have official confirmation.