Things you might not know about the production of Sense8

As found in the behind-the-scenes documentary, Sense8: Creating the World

  • All of the scenes were shot in the countries they were shown to be in. So they really did shoot in Mumbai and Seoul and Berlin etc. 
  • They hired local actors and crews for each of the countries, which helped increase the realism of the scenes.
  • Between main, side, and minor characters, there were around 180 speaking roles.
  • When the cast visited each country they wouldn’t break between them. They’d be in one country shooting one day, and then shooting in another in the next. 
  • The scene with Riley and Capheus, and also with Will on the plane to Iceland was literally shot on a plane to Iceland. 
  • The cast described traveling around the world together for 4 months as something that created a family bond between them. They all grew very close and considered the feeling of the few times where they could all be together as ‘electric’.
  • They described being in the different cities as having different vibes and feelings that could only be experienced by really being there, which added a lot to their portrayals and helped them a lot with understanding their characters. 
  • There were scenes that were shot two, three, or even four times due to having to do certain parts in different countries. This often meant that scenes could be changed a little as they had chances to watch over previous takes and see if they could improve it in some way in the new city.
  • The show really shot in the middle of the Gay Pride parade, and the scene where Nomi fell off of the motorbike was in the midst of the ‘Dyke’s on Bikes’ part of the parade.
  • They also had real wide-shots from the Mumbai Ganesh festival, however it would have been impossible to shoot the acting parts because of the vast amount of people that attend.
  • When shooting scenes where the sensates ‘share’, they don’t shoot one character doing the scene, shoot the other, and then put them together through editing. Clever camera shots where the camera pans away for a few seconds meant they would often literally switch places by one doing things like ducking and rolling away on the ground whilst the other jumped in their place.
  • Aml Ameen said that when he played Capheus driving the van, 90% of it was actually him. He got to drive around Nairobi, and was actually pulled over by the police at one point and the crew had to explain what was going on.
  • In Riley’s opening scene that establishes her as a DJ, she was playing to a real audience. She came on between two other real and well known DJ’s, and the audience wasn’t aware that she wasn’t a real DJ.
  • The very first scene Miguel shot as Lito was the sex scene in ‘Demons’.
  • The wrestling match that Lito, Hernando, and Daniela attended was a real match, with a real crowd and fighters.
  • Kala and Rajan’s dance scene was repeatedly shot all in one take rather than in short parts unlike traditional Bollywood movie dance scenes.
  • Brian sustained multiple injuries during the course of the show through Will’s action sequences including hurting his shoulder and his triceps, including an internal bleeding bruise. 
  • Doona Bae was extremely excited about the cast coming to Seoul as that is where she lives, and so she gave them all tours around the city.
  • Similarly, Max Riemelt cooked dinner for his cast mates and showed them around Berlin.
  • Jamie Clayton said that her favorite scene in San Francisco was when Nomi was escaping by bike and decided to try and steal a car to get away before realizing she couldn’t drive, mentioning that she herself doesn’t know how to drive either.

And plenty more. It’s on Netflix. so you guys should definitely watch it if you haven’t already!

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Me: I thought I was, when I wrote that this feature was “exclusive.”

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Me: Isn’t that basically the definition of the word exclusive?

Client: Oh, that was just an example. I’m sure you can come up with something much better worded!

Me: I already did. I used the word exclusive, which perfectly expresses what it is.

Client: OK cool. Let’s roll with that.

Ok but Kei with synesthesia.

  • Little baby Kei not having any friends because his peers think he’s weird when he says their voices have a nice color to them.
  • Akiteru loving his little brother, and the soft green that Kei associates him with and draws him in all of his family portraits, because green is a cool color, just like you, Nii-chan
  • Little Kei shyly telling Tadashi that he liked listening to Tadashi’s voice because the warm oranges and reds that came as he spoke were calming and Tadashi not really getting it but thanking Kei anyways and telling him even more stories because he likes the calm look on Kei’s face as he listens to his tales. 
  • Kei getting easily annoyed by people with brighter-colored voices, like Hinata with his bright orange, or Noya and Tanaka with their electric greens and blues. 
  • Kei secretly liking the soft blues and greens and yellows coming from the other third and second years, and dropping little gifts in their bags without them knowing; a green key chain for Ennoshita, a blue-grey pen for Sugawara. Small things, but things all the while. 
  • Kei butting heads with Kageyama because his blackness makes him angry.
  • Kei occasionally getting sensory overload from all the colors and sounds at school, or in the park, and Tadashi understanding and getting him out of whatever situation they’re in so he can calm down. 
  • Kei listening to music because he loves hearing the way the colors blend and mix. 
  • Kei especially loving it when Tadashi sings for him bc he already loved his voice, imagine if he heard Tadashi sing
  • Just. Kei with synesthesia. 

- The two of you are dating and we’re all close friends but one of your dads is thoroughly convinced that I’m too close to one of you and took the other aside and told them of that and instead of telling me to back off or anything you were just like ‘eh ok whatever ur in’ and I wasn’t expecting any of this to happen at all but now we’re all dating???? AU

- both members of this couple at the coffee shop are really attractive and they keep looking at me oh no what’s happening why did they send over a coffee to me wait why does it have two phone numbers on it oh no there are little doodles of each of them next to their numbers AU

- we wanted to spice up things in the bedroom with a threesome but we thought you were pretty cool and ended up just asking you to stick around for good AU

- we’re both pursuing the same person romantically and instead of turning us both down or having to choose they just start a group chat where their message only consists of that gif of the little girl from the taco shell commercials that’s like 'why not both?’/ the guys from the Road to El Dorado saying 'both both definitely both’ AU

- each member possesses a piece of the Triforce – who has Wisdom, who has Courage, and who has Power? AU

- your OT3 cosplaying as another OT3 AU

- 'I-did-something-super-embarrassing’ patient, completely baffled doctor, completely done nurse AU

- I tried to throw something across a crowded room to someone but it hit this other person in the face oh fuck AU

想いよ 届いてよ
物語が終わる前に …

i wanted to make up for my low effort nageki drawing with another low effort nageki drawing. this song made me cry twice yesterday. alternate color version and a detail thingy under the cut!!?!?!??!!?!?!?

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i’m still alive though just sayin buti'mstilltakingabreakimightgetbacktoworkonyouknowwhatbutidon'tknowi'msosorryylotsofyouarestillwaitingandiknowthatandlotshaschangedinmylifeandishouldn'tmakeexcusesbuti'mhopingnextyearwillturnoutbetterokay

BUT havfi horidays mivery chriffmus kawnzaaa hunnyka new year birthday everything yes spread the love

BUT I MADE COOKIES with my man friend


give me the coordinates of your mailbox and i’ll send you some*

*no i won’t sorry

I’M MIGHTY PROUD LOOK AT THEMMM (No more yelling, I’m sorry)

i thought this one looked deadly cool

proof i’m not dead ok

  • Spider-Man:*webs Steve's hands together and snatches the shield* Hey guys.
  • Tony:Look who I've got on our team, Cap. You might as well surrender n--
  • Spider-Man:So! Who are we fighting? Space soldiers? Evil robots? Escaped experiments-gone-bad? Giant evil lizards? BTW, thanks for letting me be on the team, I really appreciate it, you guys are so awesome, this is like every spandex wearing teenager's dream--sorry 'bout taking your shield, Cap, thought it'd be a cool way to show off. I'm a big fan BTW and I have all your comics, and Mr. Stark I follow you all over social media and I'm kind of in love with all of you guys cause you're all awesome and I'm so happy to be a part of this TEAM of BEST FRIENDS who are all a TEAM who AVENGE and SAVE THE WORLD, and AVENGERS FTW! Woo!
  • Steve:
  • Tony:
  • Bucky:
  • Sam:
  • Natasha:
  • Clint:
  • Rhodey:
  • T'Challa:
  • Scott:
  • Vision:
  • Wanda:
  • Spider-Man:....wait. What I miss?

FOOL COOL ROCK! my very random thoughts (and i don’t speak japanese, so this is just from what i caught). 

  • tomoya’s pretty much laughing the entire show. his laugh is INFECTIOUS and you could hear the theatre laughing whenever he laughed JUST BECAUSE.
  • he has a GREAT time laughing with ryota about how he introduces himself on stage…they are HOWLING as tomoya does this really exaggerated french accent. 
  • backstage nerves…they do a lot of deep breathing, stretching, hugging…these crazy ridiculous dance moves, too!
  • that part in korea where tomoya wakes up taka and taka beats him up? tomoya also wakes up toru afterward by pushing his nose up to give him a pig face…toru then beats him up.
  • taka demonstrated that knuckle move on ryota who kept screaming “itai! itai!” (it hurts!)
  • taka has an extensive repertoire of bullying moves…he has this thing with toru where they slap their fingers on someone’s wrist and it looks really painful. they did it to both tomoya and ryota.
  • while tomoya is speaking to the camera (and I think he’s explaining about why he lets taka bully him), taka sneaks up and…bullies him. 
  • THEY BULLY TOMOYA A LOT. (jesse, who watched it not really knowing the band, said it seemed kind of mean.)
  • they also tickle tomoya a lot…they just like to manhandle him!
  • there’s a good mix of live and backstage footage…when they aren’t fooling around, they are rehearsing or very seriously working on their introductions when it came to using other languages.
  • taka was helping ryota write “bon soir” in hiragana. taka’s written english is amazing.
  • taka does the guyliner for ryota and tomoya. 
  • “Decision” is the polar opposite from “Mighty Long Fall” in tone…very light, peppy, a total summer song…opening line: “Another day, another life, wanna live it to the fullest…a little work, a lot of play…” It sounds FANTASTIC.
  • they used abduction-interlude and lujo and koubou in the background!!!
  • there’s A LOT more i’m forgetting (and missed because i couldn’t understand it), but it was so much fun to watch. i’d love to have this on DVD! the live parts really do feel like a live, and the rest is just seeing these sides of the band that we’re normally not privy to. they take the music seriously because it’s a business, but they are having SO MUCH FUN doing it. 
Permanent Wound//Prologue

Originally posted by irweicake

A/N: Hi guys! This here is the prologue to a new fic that I will be posting. Seeing as it is a prologue it is not that long but I promise there will be more. I really hope you guys like it cause I think it’s gonna be a pretty cool plot! Let me know your thoughts! Love you .xx 

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U know what would be rlly cool if Steven wore a dress in front of Connie and she was kind of like “wth…..???” At first but starts accepting it. Because of how she was raised she prolly only thought boys should wear this and girls should wear that, and a boy wearing a dress isn’t “normal”. I think it’d be really realistic and shows that it’s ok to not be 100% with it at first as long you’re willing to accept them (a lot of parents go through this when they have a child that breaks gender norms or anything like that so I think it’d be a good lesson for adults as well).

ok but honestly i wanna talk about how pissed off everyone in the order is at Finn.

Hux and Phasma thought highly of him and wanted to train him to be a leader. his teammate called him out to a death match in the middle of a battle field and its implied its really personal. Kylo Ren is so angry with him he just screams at him in the woods calling him a traitor (most likely, specifically for helping poe escape in the beginning)

like goddamn son you got some fuckin’ enemies.

some Gravity Falls asks

Dipper Pines: What’s your favorite mystery/legend? 

Mabel Pines: Are you into crafting? Tell a story about your best/most intense/most disastrous project. 

Grunkle Stan: Do you believe in the paranormal?

Wendy: Talk about a moment when you knew you were cool.

Soos: Any righteous dudes (or non-dudes) who you look up to?

Waddles: Do you have any pets? 

Robbie V: Have you ever started/been in a band? If not, what do you think would make a good band name?

Lil Gideon: Would you call yourself cute? 

Bill Cipher: Have you ever been involved in a seance/performed a ritual?

Pacifica Northwest: Have you ever bullied anyone? 

Grenda: How “boy crazy” are you?

Candy: How did you meet your best friend?

Blubs and Durland: How close are you and your friends? Friendship storytime!

Old Man McGucket: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve done in public?

Sev'ral Timez: Boy bands! Yes/no?

Quentin Trembley: If you were president, what laws would you make?

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  • be ma bud ok 
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Henstridge and Bennet already know what happened to Jemma Simmons, and neither of them expected “Agents of SHIELD” to go in this direction.

“It’s so much bigger than I thought it would be. What it is, I thought about it and was like, ‘How would they do that? How would they film that?’ I just dismissed everything in the realm of this idea,” Henstridge explains. “It’s very cool. It’s very cool.”

“I didn’t guess it,” Bennet says. “I was like, oh, OK, we’re going there. That’s happening now. It will be good.”


           "What kind of engagement ring do you think you’d like Tadashi?“ Hiro repeated, a little louder this time.

           "Oh. Hmm… I haven’t really thought about it,” Tadashi mused. “I don’t think I’d need anything particularly fancy. Just a plain silver band with some engravings would be ok I guess. I’ve never been one for erm….diamonds or anything. But of course this is all assuming that someone would ask me to marry them, not the other way around.”

           "You’re so BORINGGG….“ Hiro teased. Tadashi huffed in response.

           "Well then, what would you like?”

           "Something that has robotic capabilities would be so cool! Preferably sleek black with like, blue highlights! Have you ever seen the movie ‘Atlantis’? Think that kind of blue highlight!“

- Excerpt from “Of Cat Ears and Anime Conventions (and Marriage Proposals?)”


× Day 7: Maji Love Revolutions - Crossover/AU


Honestly, I just really love Gorillaz, and I thought QUARTET NIGHT would fit their DEMON DAYS cover and Ai would look cute with Noodle’s outfit. Words by yours truly under the cut~

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How this could all be avoided:
  • Anti-AOU:I hated AOU, it was shit for all these reasons
  • Pro-AOU:I really actually liked it, though! I thought it was hella af!
  • Anti-AOU:Well damn, it's almost as if two different people both have a difference of opinion on what brings them joy/entertainment!
  • Pro-AOU:Seems that way.
  • Anti-AOU:Ok well, seeming as i hate it, i'm just not going to reblog it at all.
  • Pro-AOU:Cool, bro. I'm gonna reblog the shit out of it and tag it AOU so you can blacklist it
  • Anti-AOU:thanks bro. Hey wanna watch Daredevil?

Ok, so, here’s the thing. I never expected to read the world book and like Baelor Targaryen, a.k.a. Baelor the Blessed, and I’m still not really sure why I do.

Certainly, locking up his sisters wasn’t exactly something I approve of.

However, pretty much everything else he did I sort of do approve of… And actually, at least at the start of his reign he was sort of impressive, even though he never lifted a sword or killed anyone.

He was 17 when he inherited the throne from his brother Daeron who died while fighting in Dorne. Daeron had taken a lot of hostages from Dorne, and probably planned to execute some of them due to the rebellion he was fighting. Certainly Viserys (later Viserys II, their uncle and hand of the king) and his council wanted vengeance.

Instead, Baelor pardoned the hostages, and walked all the way to Dorne, barefoot, in penance.

On the way to Dorne, he found his cousin Aemon the Dragonknight, captured by Lord Wyl. He asked Lord Wyl to free Aemon, but Lord Wyl wouldn’t, and in the end Baelor decided peace with Dorn was more important, but he promised Aemon he’d come back for him.

So Baelor walked to Dorne (note he let all the hostages ride there) and made peace with the Dornish which apparently lasted for the rest of his reign, which is a real achievement, given Dorne had only recently been conquered and had been at war with the Targaryens on and off since they conquered Westeros (so for around 160 years).

The Dornish wanted Baelor to take a ship back to King’s Landing because they were scared he would die on the way back, but he insisted on walking. He walked all the way back to where Aemon was held captive. Aemon was held captive in a pit full of vipers and Lord Wyl gave Baelor the key to his cage.

So Baelor walked into the pit of vipers, and got bitten several times, but managed to free his cousin, nearly dying in the process.

This is the point where Baelor’s mental health apparently declines (note, walking to Dorne barefoot and walking through a pit of vipers are seen as fine- feeding the poor of King’s Landing, apparently proof of insanity).

This is also the point where he locks his sisters in the maidenvault, which is not cool. On the other hand, part of Baelor’s justification for this is that he didn’t consent to his marriage to Daena, because it was arranged before his majority, and he claimed to have never consummated it. The issue of Targaryen incest is certainly very interesting, and this kind forced incest is pretty disturbing, really.

Baelor also goes on to outlaw prostitution. I’m not sure how I feel about this, because on the one hand, I’m not sure it helped anyone, but on the other hand, I’m sure a lot of prostitutes were being exploited, and maybe if Westerosi men were a little less entitled about sex, the seven kingdoms would be a better place.

Baelor also fed the poor of King’s Landing giving every man and woman in the city a loaf of bread each day for a year, among other acts of charity. Which apparently made him unpopular with the nobility, which tells you pretty much everything you need to know about the nobility.

He also spent a lot of time fasting and made some unusual choices of high septons.

Baelor died when he was 27, either because he spent too long fasting, or because his uncle Viserys poisoned him- potentially “for the good of the realm”.

Tbh, Baelor obviously has lots of faults but in his own way he was pretty bad arse without ever killing or even injuring anyone. If people were a bit more like Baelor, and a bit less like… IDK, his brother Daeron or Aegon the conqueror or Tywin Lannister or basically anyone, tbh the seven kingdoms would probably be a much nicer place to live.

Maybe if people had been willing to work with Baelor rather than against him, the seven kingdoms could have been improved for the better.

So I was reading the Freedom Planet wiki when I saw this bit of trivia on Lilac’s page:

“Lilac’s earpieces are hearing aids. She has fish fins underneath them (like seen on Merga), but a genetic defect renders them useless and she’s extremely hard-of-hearing if not deaf without her earpieces.“

My first thought was wow, that’s cool as fuck. I think that’s a really cool uncommon thing to make about her.

My second thought was wow, that’s cute as fuck. At first I was about to draw them huge, since it says “like seen on Merga”,  but I thought about maybe that’s one reason why they don’t work is because they’re so small. Also they should fit underneath her hearing aids because it just makes sense right?

My third thought was that after I drew this I was like “dude ok what if her friends don’t know and ask her what’s underneath her headphones and she admits they’re actually hearing aids and underneath are fins so she shows her friends and she can see them smile and think they’re cute”. So I depicted that in this picture with Lilac’s blush and the little heart at the side.

Also for a first time drawing Freedom Planet 2 Lilac I think I did pretty well. I was scared at first because it looked like there was a lot to her, but I took my time.

Play Freedom Planet by the way, it’s a solid fast-paced platformer with a diverse cast of characters, incredible voice-acting and good combat.