and may your bones sing (no longer with pain but) with roses | naruto
sum: the truth of their lives will always be hard to look at, but it won’t be without its moments that are worth living for either. [post-canon.] a/n: a repost of thisvery old fic. the title is taken from here.
The wobbling begins in her knees.
Sakura feels the world buckle beneath her, watches it momentarily blur as she takes on a fighting stance. A tremor works its way up her arms, and she stutters, but not before biting down savagely on her lip, forcing the burn of blood to bring her vision back into focus.
It’s a temporary solution, she knows, but she takes it, immediately directing her line of sight to the pair of men stood nearly fifty feet in front of her. The sharp outlines of her husband and best friend aren’t lost on her. Naruto rolls his shoulders with a resounding crack, and Sasuke’s hand hovers at the hilt of his sword.
that episode was so good???? the pacing really is different and i love it! i love how they are making the characters talk to each other! love jon and sansa talking. i like that jaime addressed tommen’s suicide in the first ep, it felt real and it was necessary. IDK I REALLY LIKE THIS PREMIERE
Other than Danny and Colleen what were things you really liked about Iron Fist?
Ah yes an ask that is going to force me to get my thoughts together. So here we go, and not in any particular order of how much I liked it. Probably won’t cover everything because I’ve only watched it once and it’s sort of a blur xD I’ll cover some main points though.
• this is gonna sound weird, but the colors. This show was a lot brighter/more vivid than the other shows (particularly dd/jj) and I just really love how they’ve used that in these shows because this really matches the show and idk I just love it
• Danny. Which I mean is obvious, but. It was just really refreshing to have a character who was more childlike and innocent and naive, who has a brighter look on things compared to the others, which I think was really needed. Danny was kind of an idiot sometimes and way too trusting but I really enjoyed watching him change from episode 1 to episode 13
• on a related note, I’m always so fascinated by the moral side of things, the arguments, the way people try to justify things and idk dude I think they did it really well here. Watching Danny, particularly as well struggle between thinking that he has to fulfill his duty as the Iron Fist but also really not wanting to be that??? Not the way he was taught, anyway, was great. And even just smaller things, like Colleen deciding to not kill Bakuto, even tho yeah in the moment she probably could have. I am v proud of her. And also on this note, Claire and that scene in the plane where she is just like “yeah you can never justify killing”. Loved that scene.
• finally getting more information about the Hand. Because in Daredevil s2, we honestly did not get a ton of information and in this show we got much more and saw a lot more of it and the different parts/groups of it and that was nice that it’s not just being left as some shadowy group that no one knows stuff about.
• might get yelled at for this, but the fight scenes?? I’ve seen a lot of people complaining about how they were unrealistic but guys, it’s a show about a character who has powers that make his fist light up. I think they get a little leniency here. I personally really enjoyed them.
• THE SOUNDTRACK. Cannot say enough good things about the soundtrack omg. I love how it’s vaguely like the daredevil ones but sort mashed with like. The Tron soundtrack I guess? But also with its own unique elements and almost a trippy quality sometimes and just guys I love this soundtrack. My favorite of all of them, now.
• The fact that, while I was not particularly fond of the Meachums, I couldn’t make myself hate them. Because that’s a problem I run into where the “villains” are always just not layered enough and just easy to hate. But while I didn’t love them, they’re absolutely fascinating. Their actions, their justifications, the way they work and think. I’m going to do a lot of analyzing when I watch the show again because I’m really impressed with them and how they were written.
• Colleen. Literally everything about her, but like. It wasn’t the Colleen I expected? Yeah she was tough and a colder (especially towards the beginning), but I really did not expect the sweeter and a lil softer Colleen that we got in the show. And I have exactly no complaints about it. Again, like with Danny, it was refreshing. I mean, she’s got issues but she’s not like a lot of the other female characters we’ve gotten so far in that she is kinder and softer and genuinely a good person at heart (again, she has issues, but) and I really loved that.
• this is kind of obvious, but Claire. She was a gem in this honestly. Probably my favorite appearance of her so far, since she’s been so developed now. She was hilarious but also knocked some sense into my stupid children. Also, Claire learning to fight gives me life okay.
• kind of said this earlier but want to say it again but just. How conflicted Danny is. How he’s torn between these two sides of himself, and choosing between what he was raised and taught to do and what he’s starting to believe is the actual right thing. and how he does not handle this super well, and it’s not easy for him. They wrote this really well in that he was honestly just a wreck. It got ugly sometimes. It wasn’t handled gracefully, it was messy and emotional and difficult and Danny could not have handled it on his own without Colleen and Claire. I really enjoy when they don’t try and force a character like this to deal with it and figure it out alone and I’m glad Claire was there to knock sense into him.
• Tiny note but like, all the references to characters. Daredevil, a couple times. Jessica. They even mentioned Karen and it was beautiful.
• Danny, Colleen, and Claire: the actual team up we all needed in life. Bless. All of their scenes together were great, and having Claire there to balance out the other two was wonderful. Would watch an entire show of these three working together, not gonna lie.
• Going sort of back up to what I said about the Meachums, I love that the people fighting against Danny in the show wasn’t just some creepy guy who out of the blue decided he had a problem with Danny. It was Harold, it was Ward and Joy, people he grew up with. It was Gao, it was Bakuto, it was even Davos and Colleen for a bit. Mostly people he trusted. Which made it more painful but idk I enjoyed it.
• How they handled all the stuff with Colleen. Personally think they did that well. And I’m so, so glad that they didn’t drag it out longer than necessary. It felt, pacing wise, like it worked really well. It didn’t drag it out, but it wasn’t too fast. The rain scene is always going to make me cry.
Nothing else directly comes to mind right now because I kind of just got up and my brain isn’t awake, but. To sum it up it’s a show I thoroughly enjoyed with characters that hit me pretty personally sometimes, so that was fun. Personally, I think it’s the best show I’ve seen since Daredevil, which is my favorite show. I need to watch iron fist a couple more times, but I’m positive I enjoyed it more than JJ/LC.
So while this happened in Big Bear, it would be really confusing to put a pretty nature photo next to it.
The first night there, we got into this big fight. Our fighting styles have never matched. They are as far apart as they can get tbh. He gets loud, I go quiet. I guess I just can’t think straight when there are raised voices of any kind.
Everything just felt wrong that night. Every interaction. It didn’t super help driving up in traffic at night on tiny mountain roads. But..
So we fought. Then we stormed. Then he cried. Then we resolved. Then we squeezed. Then we slept.
In the morning, it felt like a reset of sorts. We collapsed in bed that night after a sticky day of hiking and coffee and views.
I just assumed there wouldn’t be any kind of sex that weekend. Idk, I just don’t rebound that quickly. But, five seconds from sleep, hands started roaming.
Before I knew it, I was getting pushed down face first into the bed. It felt kind’ve urgent. Necessary? The right descriptor is escaping me.
When it was all over, we were holding on so tight. Tighter than normal. And then I was the one that cried. Maybe it was cathartic?
Y Tu Mama Tambien VERY GOOD MOVIE. Weird though in ways I was not expecting and the
fast talking voiceover reminded me a lot of Amelie even tho this
voiceover was sad while the Amelie one was like ‘there was a fly and
a dog ate the fly and then the dog got hit by a car and survived and
traveled to Canada.’ But overall this was a MUCH sadder movie than I
expected but I enjoyed Diego and Gael Garcia Bernal immensely (I have
Rudo y Cursi from the library I’m watching that tomorrow). There was
a humor throughout the film but also a deep thread of bittersweetness. Maribel Verdú as Luisa was stunning and wonderful if
maybe a touch unrealistic(or maybe the most patient woman on the
planet idk she puts up with a lot). Overall it felt like a snapshot of a culture that I do not know very well and it was wonderful to see that captured on film. 8/10 Charolastras.
Open Range This
is a very cheesy western. Very VERY cheesy which a lot more time
spent on Kevin Costner’s angst and man pain than was remotely
necessary. Diego Luna has a secondary role as a field-hand? A
ranch-hand? He helps Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall herd the cows.
And his name is Button…why yes you heard me right, BUTTON. As in
'cute as a…’ It’s a ridiculous name but I did recently watch a
movie where three brothers were named Kid, Son, and Boy, I shit you
not, so there are worse names I guess? Anyway BUTTON has some cute
scenes with fellow herder man Mose, played by Abraham Benrubi(look
him up you will certainly recognize him from things). Button is
supposed to be 16, he acts like he’s 12 and after some cute pouting
and a weird scene where he is cleaning his feet???? Some shit goes
down and he ends up being kind of a damsel in distress. He’s injured
and spends a hefty two thirds of movie unconscious. There’s good
stuff in this movie kind of? Annette Benning is a nurse and she’s
kind of a badass here and there. Michael Gambon is the villanous
leader of the town who just fucking HATES cow herder people so
obviously shootouts and such ensue, thats most of the plot. Be warned
a dog gets killed in this movie so if that turns you off anything
ever skip this. Honestly the movie is worth it for me just for this
scene(I hate that they are condescending on his first language but
his line delivery cracks me up) 5/10 weird feet
The Terminal This was more of a
rewatch but its what made Diego Luna stick in my memory to begin with
and like…this whole movie is like a cup of hot cocoa(the kind with
the tiny marshmallows). It’s very cute and easy and almost comforting
in its sweetness. The basic plot(for those who perhaps weren’t alive
back in 2004) Tom Hanks plays Viktor Navorski and he hails from the
fictional Eastern European country of Krakhozia(the rest of the world
is the same btw this takes place in 2004 New York there’s just a tiny
made up Eastern European country). And after he lands in New York
with a mission to keep a family promise, Krakhozia undergoes some
sort of revolution and his country is no longer recognized as a
country or something? Basically his visa and passport won’t work.
They can’t send him back to his country or let him into ours so he
ends up living in the airport and cute shit happens. In the year 2017
this film maybe has a few minor problems. Just the general way women
are written and discussed and even sweet, sweet Diego wants to break
Zoe Saldana like a 'wild stallion.’ The bulk of his storyline is that
he is in love with Zoe Saldana who playes Delores Torres, a security
person who stamps visas and papers and things and also she’s a
Trekkie ahaha this was 5 years before the first Star Trek reboot
film. They put that detail in just because Saldana is a Trekkie which
is great. Stanley Tucci is still my favorite and he is great in this
film as the head of the airport guy who cannot stand the presence of
Viktor in his precious airport. Catherine Zeta Jones is kind of a
love interest for Viktor and it’s pretty contrived. Also thanks to
subtitles I now know that Viktor speaks Bulgarian but there’s a scene
where he is able to very easily communicate with a dude speaking
Russian…I have a feeling that would not work not all. But in the
end it’s a cute and charming Steven Speilberg film, so an easy
recommendation for anybody else making this journey into Luna’s
filmography. His role is a secondary one but he remains fairly
present throughout and is very cute, even in a terrible orange
jumpsuit. 8/10 fictional
Eastern European countries
Havana Nights The crown jewel of
Diego Luna’s filmography before Rogue One. I’m sorry I can’t hear
your objections over how much I love this GARBAGE MOVIE. It’s
terrible. Literally the worst and Diego Luna is so cute and charming
in it please watch it immediately. Laugh at the weird postcards to
Havana opening that’s so cheesy it should be removed from the history
of cinema. Enjoy the whitebread love interest that’s supposed to be
ANY KIND OF COMPETITION to Diego Luna’s Javier Suarez. A Cuban boy
whose brother really cares about the Cuban revolution that’s
happening (because this takes place in the 1950s and that was a thing
that was happening), meanwhile Diego Luna just wants to DANCE. And I
say let him. Watching Luna wiggle his little butt, and also dance
quite competently was an unparalleled delight. Don’t expect this
movie, set during the Cuban Revolution that led to Fidel Castro
taking power, to have ANY OPINIONS ABOUT THAT THING…because OH LOOK
ANOTHER DANCE MONTAGE. The fact that all these character’s lives will
get precipitously worse after this movie ends is not even an after
thought, let’s all dance to MYA INSTEAD. This movie is meant to take
place during the 1950s but the soundtrack is Mya, Jazze Pha,
Christina Aguilera, and The Black Eyed Peas and it’s hilarious (it
does have some time and location appropriate music but they do their
big dance number to MYA I LITERALLY CANNOT EVEN). This movie is from
2004 but it DEFINITELY has that 90s feel to it. Not to mention the
weird/dumb moments the movie just doesn’t care to deal with. There’s
a sequence where Diego Luna and The Girl(played by Romola Garai from
The Hour and good BBC shit) get accosted by the cops and she gets
away but HE DOESN’T. Is she worried about her new love interest at
all and whether he survived that run in with the cops? NOPE TIME FOR
A CUTE DANCE PRACTICE MONTAGE. Then he SHOWS UP with a small bruise
on his face and he too ENJOYS HER CUTE DANCE PRACTICE…this movie is
terrible please watch it. The plot is literally nothing. Patrick
Swayze ACTUALLY SHOWS UP FOR AN EXTENDED CAMEO WHICH IS HILARIOUS.
What happened to Baby? Is she still in a corner? DONT WORRY ABOUT IT.
January Jones and John Slattery from Mad Men are in this which is a
funny connection. Romola Garai has been good in things since this
movie but there are certain scenes where she comes off as wooden or
blank. After you’ve watched it feel free to
send me an ask about how much you enjoyed this trash experience. 9/10 Cute dance
montages(ignoring all political and social ramifications of these
real life events)
And for those who are more familiar with his Spanish language work feel free to give me recommendations. I know he’s directed one or two films so those are tentatively on the list. Right now I’m just picking based on Rotten Tomatoes scores and only half of his work from Mexico even has a score.
Tam doesn’t like Keefe; the boy is annoying, arrogant, rude, egotistic, adorable, funny, handsome, wonderful- no, he can’t like Keefe, because he doesn’t like boys, so there’s so possible way he could like Keefe.
And yet- Keefe makes him feel light in a way he hasn’t felt in a long time (and in Tam’s world, so full of shadows, a little light goes a long way).
So if he spends more time with Keefe than is strictly necessary, or has to hide his smile when Keefe makes another insufferable joke, well, no one needs to know.
Have you ever thought about giving up on someone but couldn’t?: yes i wanted/needed to break up with my first boyfriend for a long time but felt like i literally couldn’t but i finally did and it was one of the hardest things i’ve ever gone through but one of the best/most necessary decisions i’ve ever made
i've always shipped both clexa and bellarke. with clexa being a formative and positive relationship for clarke but her getting with bellamy in the end. idk why. i just felt like i needed to share that, as it's a pretty unpopular opinion. so many people i know ship bellarke and only bellarke, while the dynamic nature of love and relationships is so much more interesting.
I absolutely think that Cl/xa was a necessary and important relationship for Clarke to have. It taught her a lot about herself and also the Grounders. I can’t multi-ship (I don’t know how!), but I do agree with your assessment that love and relationships are constantly evolving things as a person matures and that you need a different type of love for every season of your life. Sometimes one person can love you through all those Seasons, but its far more likely that you’ll wind up having several “Great” loves in your life, so I respect and appreciate your interpretation.
i think JS have been too subtle to be considered a red herring. lol if anything JD is a red herring. and this episode really brought that to light for me. all the talk of bringing ice and fire together felt like hollow exposition that will turn out being incorrect or at least not the whole story and coupling that w/ the severe lack of chemistry k*t & em*lia had i'm really thinking we might see a JS endgame at the very end. as like a necessary political marriage like ned/cat. hence the parallels
Ya know I am open to that. I wouldn’t be surprised if something like that happened. JD did feel incredibly hollow, didn’t it? But idk I really want someone to choose Sansa first and I’d rather JS not happen at all rather than her be his second choice.
Needless to say, that b*atb*ng is gonna be awkward and laughable.
Idk why, but did you get the feeling that Cersei may have been lying about being pregnant? Like she might know that Jaime could be faltering in his loyalty and is using this as a way to keep him close
Oh yes, definitely. I’ve been questioning it in my other replies as well, it does sound like something Cersei would do if she felt like Jaime was questioning his loyalty. Maybe she’s betting on an actual pregnancy? I think Qyburn said he could give her something and she said it’s not necessary, moontea maybe? Even if she’s actually pregnant, I doubt that baby will ever be born because 1) Cersei probably won’t live that long, let’s be real, and 2) there’s the prophecy which said she’d have three children.
(1/) that user who was like, arguing w you abt the terrible harm of the ~narrative re: cis/gender......... like wow?? I'm sitting here super into this convo you're having like "yeah this is totally me and my experience, wow I've never heard it put that way" having a fucking cathartic moment lol and suddenly I'm hit with "hhnn but r these conversations reeeally necessary? this is kinda terfy, not sthg important that rly needs to be said, plz think about how this hurts trans ppl" and like......
(2/)………wow! Idk it just felt super hurtful!! I cannot believe you had the patience and like… class, to engage with that so fucking civilly for so long. What a fucking rude and dismissive way to respond to somebody talking about a problem that they have personally experienced and have observed!!! I am astounded. Like the most disrespectful way to miss the point I have ever seen smh (I’m still very hurt by this on a personal level, if you couldn’t tell lmao)
the only reason that I was that civil in the first response was bc I thought this hmar was a trans woman & the only reason I was so civil in the second response is because I’m a literal angel sent down to Earth from above but the THIRD response when they were STILL dismissing what I was saying even though they claimed in their about to “prioritise the voices of poc in conversations about transness” or w/e? there is a limit even to angelic patience & they maxed it out lmfao
something that hurt me that I've been thinking about is noora's character development, not even just her not being a lesbian (tho that stung). even past the lesbian bit, I saw so much of myself in her and saw this funny, independent *lesbian* and thought she was the coolest. and it seemed like s2 was about how she needed a man to set her straight (pun, I guess) and make her more dependent and questioning of her opinions. it made me think I needed to change after seeing it. this may be common?idk
um completely!!! your analysis is spot-on. like, she was SO lesbian coded and then pushed into this abusive straight relationship, it was like she was being punished for being gay, like william was necessary to set her straight because she can’t be a lesbian. becoming codependent and weak is better than being strong, but gay. i’m sorry you felt that way and I’m sure it’s not uncommon. the message in season 2 is like; being gay is terrible, you need a man even if he treats you terribly, reverse character development is admirable for some reason.
this guy and i have been hanging out for a while and certain things have given me mixed messages for what he wants between us. yesterday i finally asked him [over text like a scared one i am] what are we and he hasn't responded. i felt like it was necessary, but i'm scared it wasn't and he won't let me know. idk i'm sorry
aw bby first of all theres nothing to be sorry for if you felt like you needed to know where you were in the relationship and you had to ask thats 100% enough of a reason for it to be necessary to ask. its easy to overthink in this situation when he is giving u mixed signals n hasnt responded to your message yet but make sure u look out for yourself also if he answers thats great but if not thats also an answer u kno? good luck bub i hope it turns out well ily