i-was-there-it-was-so-emotional-for-all-of-us

anonymous asked:

You know, we all talk about how happy Dean will be if he and Cas get together, and how happy Cas makes him. But i like to use a different word for it. Peaceful. Cas does bring Dean a lot of happiness, yes, but Dean's been happy before with others. It's a hollow emotion, inadequate without peace, and Dean has definitely never had that. He's so restless, in all aspects of himself and his life. But Cas brings him peace. It's like Cas's very presence just says "Be still."

*quietly sings Carry On Wayward Son and cries for a while*

I actually sat down and shut my mouth and actually just listened and you know, accepted every bit of information with no judgement… I knew that it was my job to show, you know, that people that are on the spectrum are just regular people, literally, just how we talk, how me and Becky [Becky G, Yellow Ranger] talk, they feel the same way, they have the same emotions, they wanna be loved, that want people to love, they want relationships they want, you know, connections, and it’s just like I was really excited to be able to play that ’cause I know it means so much to so many people, ’cause all of us are affected by it… and it’s something I feel like we needed to have in this movie to be honest.
—  RJ Cyler, who plays Billy Cranston (the blue power ranger) in Power Rangers (2017).

anonymous asked:

I saw a person say that Harry emotionally abuses Hermione and I'm just so irritated now, even though this person is an R/Hr and H/G shipper. None of the trio emotionally abuses another person in the trio. And I love Romione and Hinny to death. I just hate this "X is abusive towards Y" argument used in ship wars, even if it's Romione's favour (I feel the same way about "Hermione abuses Ron" arguments too). Sorry. Just came to vent.

Siiiiiiiiiiigh. I just……get so tired. I’m all for healthy relationships. I mean, ALL FOR them. But this freakishly puritanical demand for utter perfection isn’t going to get us there. People are human. Normal humans experience negative emotions, and it’s IMPOSSIBLE to express them in the ‘right’ way 100% of the time.

Harry was in a horrible place mentally and emotionally. And while that doesn’t excuse how he treated people when things were too much for him to handle, it’s not his typical pattern of behavior. It’s something we’re all guilty of; anyone who sits back and self-righteously thinks 'well, not ME’ Either hasn’t examined themselves very closely, or they’ve been fortunate enough to have only hurt people that have chosen not to call them on it.

Any negative behavior can be technically considered abuse. Gesture wildly while fighting? You obviously want to hit the other person. Raise your voice? You’re trying to emotionally intimidate them. Anything beyond a calm, bloodless, 'the things you’re saying and doing are hurting me’ and people freak out–and even calm reactions are often twisted into accusations of gaslighting or similar.

As for the Harry being abusive, no. As an argument, I would say his behavior and the way Hermione reacts to it are a fair argument that she and Harry wouldn’t have any fewer problems than she or Ron, but that’s as far as it goes. And as for Hermione being abusive, I’ve seen SO many people claim that Ron would be physically abusive, with absolutely nothing to back that up; in the books he never laid hand or wand on Hermione; she was always the one to get physical. But I’d really, REALLY like to find someone that hasn’t smacked or shoved or poked someone at one point or another in their lives when emotions were running high. Everyone has at least one moment in their lives when they do something completely crappy to another person. If you’ve never at least slightly hurt a person’s feelings, you probably don’t have much interaction or closeness with them.

I suppose I’m just tired of rigid moral superiority without compassion and understanding, and this unrelenting need to inflict perfection on characters in a desperate attempt to pretend that means we’re as controlled and blameless as we want to be in real life.

(And on that note, I’m collapsing face first into bed.)

the-insane-control-room  asked:

Wanted to give you love! <3!!!! and a quick question/idea: what if the rubies are the exact opposite than shown/perceived? Like, leggy seemed like a sweetie pie until she went all coocoobananas. So what if they're all personality swapped? Good is really bad, bad is really good?

I’ve actually been thinking about this a lot! (Also I think you meant Navy instead of Leggy, but it’s okay!!)

I do think each of the Rubies have a sort of ‘hidden’ character trait. I think they’re all more than just the one-dimensional personalities they were introduced to us with.

But I don’t think that means they’ll be the opposite of what they initially seemed. I just think they’ll be different. A good kind of different!

I think Doc is actually really insecure and worries if she’s doing the right thing. Army is sentimental and gets emotional easily. And Leggy is really thoughtful and rational.

anonymous asked:

I just recently lost a good friend of mine to chronic illness and the grieving process is too much to bear. I'm at the point where I'm conflicted, like I still take pride in my Judaism, but I'm severely angry at G-d for taking her away from me or having her be sick in the first place. What should I do? I really don't want to turn my back on my faith, but I'm just so angry. Please help.

Hi anon,

I am so sorry about your loss.

Sometimes tragedies occur that are not in our control and they have the power of making us feel vulnerable, angry and upset. I do not blame you for being angry with G-d, nor do I blame you for feeling any emotions surrounding all of the things you are dealing with right now.

Your story reminds me of some of the feelings that Elie Wiesel wrote about his experiences in the Holocaust in his book “Night,” such as his theology surrounding saying the Kiddush on Shabbat: “For the first time, I felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify His name? The Almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the Universe, chose to be silent. What was there to thank Him for?” (pg. 33) You have every right to hold every emotion that you are feeling.

As to what you should do? Once the days and weeks and months become just a little easier with your friend, do something in honor of her. Eat her favorite food, donate to one of her favorite charities, go to her favorite amusement park, watch her favorite movie(s).

If you would like to speak specifically about your relationship with G-d, feel free to send me a direct message. I would love to help you to personally help you (and not in public as this is a personal issue).

May your friend’s memory live on as a beautiful blessing. May her entire family and all of her friends feel comfort in the gorgeous light that she brought to the world.

-PJ

I’m gonna be sappy but… I have so many positive feelings in my life rn. I’ve never been this truly happy in years and that scares me because of loads of reasons and because I’m used to have good things to be taken away from me. But it’s good and even though this week has been a rollercoaster of emotions and stress over the test that I passed and in which I got THE C on the entire course I still just feel blessed and it’s crazy to me that I wouldn’t have all of this positivity if it weren’t for Skam and for the amazing community that the fandom is. I love yall and I’m so blessed to have so many good people around me in this fandom that supports me in ways I would never believed in a million years that I would experience when I first joined back in January. It’s something I’ll never take for granted.

anonymous asked:

entp and entj compatibility. i literally already know two entj's and they're both my friends and i'm an entp. i waanaa know

Compatible. ENTPs tend to be a little bit more introverted around ENTJs because they take over a little bit. ENTJs aren’t the most creative people so they can get boring if taken in too high doses, or us ENTPs may seem waaaay out of the box, but this is fine. The two work well– they’re both rationals so that’s a plus. Both an be arrogant… expecially the ENTJs. And the ENTJs really don’t quite pick up on other’s emotions at all while the ENTP can but may prefer to ignore. So the ENTPs may get annoyed and see the ENTJ as intolerant or maybe not receptive. ENTPs may come off as flaky and inefficient, or maybe more efficient than they should be given that they wait till last minute on most things. Also ENTPs and ENTJs probably argue a lot, which is all fun in games until the ENTP successfully argues something that is completely wrong. 

I’m getting carried away. The friendship works. They bring different things to the table, sure, but ya know you can’t eat food with two plates or two forks. You need a plate and a fork. 

That was a weird metaphor but I’m digging it.

@momecat replied to your post “@momecat replied to your post: Your one of the few…”

tbh fridays episode didnt bother me so much, it was just that it felt like it was written to follow much stronger+well-written episodes. honestly I can accept a lot…. BUT! and this is my main gripe: show dont tell! if they have a serious fight it NEEDS. TO. FEEL. SERIOUS to us… enough to warrant(mean that loosely tho!) the fallout…. here it felt like when rob cheated and on friday he was talking about a totally different fight from what we saw, that was much worse!

idk if I make sense (the writing limit is a pain) but basically I didn’t buy the reason for Robert feeling like they were over, so everything that followed felt like a ridiculous, gross and truly absurd overreaction. I mean ONE tiny fight where Aaron is (barely) callous and he’s throwing himself at Rebecca??? 😑😑😑

I still understand it like ED wants us to accept that Aaron’s words were harsher and that even he realized he really hurt and jeopardized their relationship with his actions and words……… (at least judging by subsequent writing) but the initial writing didn’t give us that…. and so we’re left with this piss poor SL….

Originally posted by meanwhileongiphy

fille you just get me, you know that? bless you for being you <3

honestly though, you make perfect sense and i whole-heartedly agree. the worst part about emmerdale (and tbf they are pretty good on the whole but when they get it wrong…. jfc) is that they deem it totally appropriate to tell rather than show on a lot of really important points, knowing full well that if it relates to robron (or anything really) that we will fill in the gaps and come up with meta to explain it all so they don’t have to

it’s not good storytelling???? in fact it’s lazy af and shit to boot and frankly we as audience members deserve better and so do the characters. i mean i’m not naive, i fully understand that they have about 22 minutes give or take to tell at least three or four separate storylines so obviously they can’t show everything, but that means that the scenes they do show have to count. they have to have emotional weight behind them, they have to matter to us as viewers, even if it’s just light-hearted comedy, it still has to be relevant within the context of that episode

the scenes on friday were so confusing, i almost thought i’d missed something on thursday which explained everything in a much clearer way but… apparently not. i do wonder if part of it is down to different writers interpreting things differently, but then it’s a soap… you have a different writer for each episode and it has to feel at least somewhat consistent otherwise what is the fucking point????

but yeah… thursday gave us nothing substantial, no real justification for any of it, and then friday swooped in to try and explain it all away with words alone as if that would be enough. and it wasn’t. how could it be? we’d just been punched in the gut the day before, blindsided completely (don’t even get me started on the blatant baiting by emmerdale’s social media team) and then suddenly on friday it was like we were all supposed to have read between the lines. 

it wasn’t good enough. none of it was up to the standard that we know emmerdale can achieve, and while i don’t expect every writer to be of the same calibre as the real heavy-weights on that team, i do expect them to know the fucking characters and be able to put together an episode that doesn’t feel like i’ve entered the fucking twilight zone

redecipher  asked:

Imagine all the emotions of star and his human raising a techno-organic.

oh boy ehehe i may run with this one

i’m going to pretend it’s his kid. some kind of questionable DNA/CNA compatibility. and his partner is the one who carried. they fucked while he was mass-displaced and, much to the surprise of literally everyone, including Shockwave, they got pregnant.

it’d probably act, for the most part, like a normal human baby. and it would be normal human baby size. so he’d have to use his holoform to interact with it at all beyond letting it sit in the palm of his hand. but he really does love playing with his baby, despite what he’d say when asked. s/o notices though, and they’re so happy.

but oh god, he’s confused. don’t let him try and take care of the kid alone for the first couple of months. s/o ends up answering a lot of questions like…

  • oh primus, why does it smell?
  • why does it keep throwing its toys?!
  • IT THREW UP HOW DO I CLEAN IT UP
  • [sobbing] why won’t it just go to sleep already
  • why is it crying now

not only is he a first-time dad, but he’s a first-time dad who knows absolutely nothing about humans and even less about human babies. he needs help. s/o learned the hard way not to leave them alone for too long. they walked into the room once to see both baby and dad crying.

but once he knows what he’s doing, he’ll be a fine dad. he doesn’t have to sleep as much as s/o does, so he’ll often let them sleep through the night while he tends to the baby.

7 PEOPLE I WANT TO BECOME IN 2017 

1. The accountable and responsible grown up who doesn’t let pride come before reliability.

2. The girl who wakes up at the same time every morning and uses a planner and checks her calendar before making commitments.

3. The girl who drinks coffee when it’s convenient on a day out in a cafe or on a study day, not as a daily drug. The girl who drinks water every day and only drinks water.

4. An unapologetic warrior. The type who doesn’t feel weak for having bottled up emotions and doesn’t feel like a child being teased for everything. The type who is blunt and honest and confident enough to make anyone who questions her question why they ever felt it was ok to do so.

5. The girl who works out 5 times a week no matter what time of year it is or what sport season it is. Working out is for me not for the team. I can be a healthy and active person all year round and lend my commitment to sports when it’s time. 

6. The girl who makes her bed and does one thing every day. A day wasted in bed is a day someone else could have lived better. Someone else always wishes they had the resources and opportunities in my hands and a day wasted in bed dishonors my past and future. 

7. The girl who is hopeful. Hopeful for a better tomorrow every day and hopeful for all of the horrible weighing troubles to ease.
—  writtwithwitt 
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i know as a feminist im supposed to always say that feminism is there to help men too. that the toxic masculinity they’re taught at birth is a burden for us all and that they go through things too. and i get that. i really do and i really do feel for men who have to live their lives feeling like they can’t fully express themselves or their emotions. i am heart broken by the way society raises our boys to suppress suppress suppress. but you know what? at the end of the day, it’s the women who are at the receiving end of their shortcomings. the violence and emotional abuse rooted in hypermasculnity are projected on us and we bear the brunt of it. so excuse me if it’s not really on the top of my list to help men feel like they can cry. 

Tips on Writing Characters Without Faces

so yeah, we all know that facial expressions can tell us a lot about how a character is feeling, but what if that isn’t an option? how can you make someone emote if they don’t really have standard facial features? the answer; body language.

let’s consider how emotions are conveyed on a stage production vs movie with Sweeney Todd. First, the stage play:

Note how Todd’s entire upper body goes into his gestures, how he’s single-mindedly focused on his dreams and ideals; how his hands GRAB for each imaginary ‘man’ with these sharp, aggressive, destructive movements and how that contrasts with Mrs. Lovett’s body language; how her hands linger in the air and gravitate towards Todd even after he’s pulled away, and the slow turn she gives him. It does an excellent, though exaggerated, way of conveying their relationship (her focus is on him and making him happy, his focus is entirely on revenge)

Contrast this to the movie:

Originally posted by curiousitykilledthekat

Same lines in the song, much more subtle. Lovett’s eyes still track towards Todds, which reminds us she’s still more focused on the outside, but all of the emotion is in their faces. Were this not a close-up shot in a movie it’d be very, very hard to read their expressions.

While I do recommend you watch a few stage plays (in person near the back row if you can) to actually study body language for yourself or try out charades with your face covered with friends/watch how cosplayers or mascots emote, here’s a few shorthands to get you started (US-centric so expressions may vary on your region):

Head:

  • perfectly still - fear, intense attention, feeling under scrutiny
  • tilted up - recollection, intimidation (looking down nose at threat, aiming to appear taller)
  • tilted down - intense thought, shame (avoiding eye contact), depression/sad feelings
  • turned away - not giving person full attention, avoiding subject/conflict without being combative
  • cocker-spaniel (sideways) tilt - confusion, curiosity, amusement

Hands

  • at the forehead - fatigue (wiping away sweat), illness (checking self for fever, feeling a headache), realization/memory (a ‘well duh’ tap)
  • at the eyes - fatigue or headache (shielding eyes from light), distress (blocking out a painful view, concealing tears)
  • at the nose - disgust (a pinch at the nostrils,) irritation (rubbing at sore spot on nose from glasses wear)
  • at the mouth - nausea, surprise, repressing an emotion/stopping self from saying something
  • at the chin - contemplation, tiredness (face resting in hand)
  • rubbing back of neck - a need to relax tension, embarrassment, slight unease/desire to distract self
  • at the chest - surprise, self-protection (reaction to a wounding statement, sometimes used sarcastically), strong emotions (clutching at heart, could be good-strong or bad-strong), need for security (touching necklace/adjusting clothing to conceal more)
  • at the stomach - pain (clutching, pressing), satisfaction after a meal, protectiveness towards fetus when applicable
  • at the hip(s) - confidence, intimidation, nervousness (if grabbing for weapon)
  • at groin - concealment/unease (usually male-coded as protection of genitals), politeness (hands folded in lap)
  • on thighs - exhaustion (bent over, hands on legs supporting tired upper body)
  • formed into fists - holding back an intense emotion, preparing to fight
  • toying with something - restlessness (bored, nervous energy, craving something they can’t touch) or deliberate disrespect of property (playing with personal objects someone holds dear as an intimidation tactic)

Arms

  • at sides, relaxed - default posture
  • at sides, tense - unease, restraint (soldier at attention, person holding still to avoid being attacked), fear
  • crossed at chest - disapproval, displaying authority, unease (hugging oneself)
  • crossed at stomach - pain, intense laughter (caused by sore stomach muscles from laughing)
  • up, fingers laced behind head - confidence, relaxation
  • one arm on back of furniture - confidence, invitation for someone join them
  • general rule - the further arms are away from body, the more confident/dominant a person means to appear; exposed torso indicates that they don’t see anyone around as a threat to them

Legs

  • square with shoulders - professional, restraint, protective stance
  • wide stance, one foot a little back but planted - defensive stance, expecting to receive blows (knees may be unlocked - seen in swordplay and fencing)
  • weight on one leg - relaxed, tired, may also be leaning on something or pair with one ankle tucked behind the other
  • uneven stance - could indicate old injury
  • foot tapping/bouncing - boredom, nervous energy

Whole Body:

  • stiff and still - fear, unease, standing to attention
  • limp or pliant - relaxed, tired, pleased
  • shoulders back/head up - alert, focused, aggressive
  • shoulders forward, hunched - tired, ashamed
  • leaning towards person - interest, intimidation (looming over them), aggression (usually paired with tense arms or hands in fists,)
  • leaning away from person - relaxation, confidence, disgust (recoiling)
  • smooth/fluid movements - joy, confidence, experience
  • stiff motions - fear (reactive, fight or flight), pain (reluctance to move), anger (either fighting to keep control of emotions or lashing out), cold (conservation of heat by keeping limbs near body)
  • cracking joints/stretching - preparing for a fight, often reading as confidence in abilities
  • general rule - close contact/proximity can read as intimidation (paired with tense body - an invasion of personal space) or affection (paired with relaxaed body language, gentle movement) or passion/attraction while distance can read unease/distaste/fear/dislike.

with those in mind, let’s read this scene from Red vs Blue (a personal fav of mine for body language) featuring agent texas from season 8.

Originally posted by cryingmanlytears

So first of all, very relaxed upper body; limp arms held away from the body, which slowly come back to rest on her hips as she looks at what she’s done. Watch how her lean shifts at the end as her center of gravity shifts, and how she has to move her right leg to restabilize herself when she’s finished pushing it. This reads, in order from the start of the loop; detachment (the least amount of her body is involved in the action as possible), relaxation (smooth movements, the deliberation of those little steps backwards) and confidence (hands on hips.) We can tell a ton about this character just in this gif alone, based on her body language.

in summary! this list isn’t exhaustive, but hopefully it gives you some ideas for ways of making characters emote in fics when you can’t see their faces.

Best things about Rogue One 

- everything was so NEW and DIFFERENT and they did so many things in ways we’ve never seen before. Never had a tropical beach final battle, never seen the Death Star used to destroy cities, never seen Vader fully in his bacta tank or fighting like that, never seen star destroyers crash…i could go on

- THAT IS HOW YOU DO A DIVERSE CAST HOLY FUCK (plus literally all the bad guys were crusty old white men in a pissing contest and i live for it)

- You will adore every member of the main cast but especially my small son Bodhi Rook

- I love how intricately it fit in to New Hope and it gave it so much more emotional weight

- K-2SO is fucking hilarious

- “Are you kidding me? I am blind.”

- That was probably the best battle scene we’ve ever had

- My jaw hit the floor when i saw leia at the end

Not best things

- It will murder everything you love

I keep seeing humans are weird posts going around and talking about things like our ability to domesticate animals and all that but I have yet to see a single post on human reactions to music Like our brains process songs so uniquely Music literally affects our emotions And we will turn anything into music given the chance so long as something in the sound is slightly rhythmic In my opinion it would be really interesting if our capabilities with sound and music were what made us strange to alien races

Y’ALL I JUST HAD THE BIGGEST REALIZATION OF MY LIFE

okay so you know how Jeremy Shada was talking about how he found out Lance was Cuban????? and how he found out by reading a line Lance has that says something along the lines of “I’m just a boy from Cuba”???

i just realized that that line actually sounds like he could be seriously devaluing himself with those words. what if Jeremy accidentally gave us a look into a future emotional moment for Lance and his insecurities???

think about it. he could be talking to one or more team members in this line! what if he’s comparing himself to everyone else on the team, pointing out how they all are so talented and useful to the team and is like “you all have something that makes you useful and important, and i’m just a boy from Cuba…”

i’m losing my shit my dudes!!!!

i know namjoon gets a lot of acknowledgement for using english to talk to international fans (as well he should), but i also really want to praise the rest of the members too. they may not be fluent but they’re trying so hard to learn even if its just a few words here and there. it honestly makes me so happy and grateful when they use english on the vlive chats or in videos. they don’t even have to do all that, but seeing that they’re so eager to communicate with everyone and the fact that they put in so much work to do so is incredibly heartwarming. i hope they know that all their efforts are genuinely appreciated and that we love them so much for it.

the end of this month marks 2 years since exo dropped exodus. it’s been 2 years since they came back after Hell Era™ n delivered unto us what is arguably the greatest album of all time. it’s been 2 years since exo reinvented the music industry yet again n the decided to continuously one-up themselves with every single release after that. honestly. the iconography

You know what’s totally awesome about Rogue One, for us chinese audience?

The fact there are actual backstories written and character development for Chirrut and Baze. That Chirrut is not just the “kung-fu” guy, he actually has his own story, his own belief which he carried till the end. That Baze is not just sidekick or just some gun show. They are all genuinely part of Rogue One. That they are actually THERE to be so involved with the plot, and not just there to “appeal to the chinese market” or just a smokescreen to say “hey we support diversity too” by having them a few minutes of screentime *side-eyes at other mainstream hollywood films* Do you know what my mum said to me when we first walked out of the cinema? “I didn’t believe yen ji-dan got so many dialogues! And he got to show his martial art skills while doing that!”

What’s even more awesome? The film didn’t try to alienate anyone. They do not have the chinese characters dressing up as some hyper-chinese-stereotypical characters, speaking in a foreign chinese-ish language. They have them speaking English in their own accent instead of having a coach “improving” their English. Donnie and Jiang Wen both still have their own Hong Kong and Chinese accents, do you know how amazing that is? It’s not so obvious, but for me, from Hong Kong, a place where American/British accents will get you a better grade and a better job? this is just amazing to watch, and so inspiring.