idk what the point of this is but i just love the characters and you should all watch this ok

Bungou Stray Dogs Event - 02/19/2017 Night

I’m posting this for the record, and for my feelings. ^_^ My Japanese level is not that high so I admit that I didn’t fully understand everything they said. Plus I only wrote what I remember, with a bias on my beloved top 4 seiyuu. ^_^ 

 This is the first-ever seiyuu event I have attended. I only came to Japan last year, but did not get to attend any last year. I love Bungou Stray Dogs in itself; with the addition of the seiyuus I really fell into this fandom hard. My top 4 seiyuus are here: Miyano Mamoru, Kamiya Hiroshi, Hosoya Yoshimasa, and Taniyama Kishou. So when the event was announced with these 4 present, I immediately ordered the DVD (where the lottery ticket for the event was enclosed; thank God I won!!). 

文豪ストレイドッグス 迷ヰ犬達ノ宴 其ノ弐

The event started with a VTR of chibi characters featuring John and the members of the Armed Detective Agency. John wants to join the event since he’s free as the Guild is already defunct. Dazai causes ruckus and all.

Screen mode then appeared performing “Reason Living.”  I really like the lyrics of this song because it’s basically about the stray dogs T.T 

The VTR then introduced the anime cast with their respective seiyuus who were in the event. Important note: loudest fan screams for our beloved Chuuya

Uemura Yuuto - Nakajima Atsushi 

Mamo - Dazai Osamu 

Hosoyan - Kunikida Doppo 

Kamiyan - Edogawa Ranpo 

Toyonaga Toshiyuki - Tanizaki Junichiro 

Ono Kenshou - Akutagawa Ryunosuke 

Kiiyan - Nakahara Chuuya 

Kawanishi Kengo - John 

They did the usual introductory greetings with Uemura opening with, “Yokohama he youkoso” (Welcome to Yokohama). Mamo, being Dazai, joked that he’s looking for a beautiful woman who can commit suicide with him to which the crowd excitedly responded to. (Suddenly everyone wanted to commit suicide) Toyonaga, as expected of Tanizaki, was talking all about Naomi. Kenshou shouted “Yatsugare wa?” then pointed the mic to the audience, but got no response. :D He said people were supposed to reply, “Akutagawa.” And so he repeated then we gladly responded. Kiiyan, imitating Kenshou shouted, “Yogerecchimatta” which got a loud “kanashimi ni” from the audience. (Oh I can really feel how much Chuuya is loved

Scenes, personally chosen by the anime/manga staff, were then played on the screen followed by comments from the cast. 

*Armed Detective Agency scene: Kyouka welcome party (Aw. This is really a heart-warming scene for the last episode because of everything they’ve all been through) 

The cast commented, “Aw..Kawaii.” With regards to the scene where Kunikida scolds Atsushi and Kyouka, Hosoyan shared that most of the lines were just adlib. It happens quite often during recording where for instance, there are only three lines in the script then he has to improvise by himself what follows. It was quite a task as the lines had to be interesting but it made him really do his best. (Ow Hosoyan, I’m so proud of you for being interesting

*Port Mafia scene: Mori, Chuuya, Kouyou drinking wine scene. 

“Ah so this is what happens when these 3 get together” – thought Kiiyan 

*Soukoku vs Lovecraft scene - from “Yacchimae, Chuuya” (Finish him off, Chuuya) to “Warui yatsu no teki sa” (the bad guys’ enemies) 

Ok of all the anime aired in 2016, this is my favorite anime episode of 2016. I’m just so happy that I got to watch it together with this beloved people. T.T Mamo was laughing at Dazai’s “Sono tsumori datta no kedo omoshirokute miteta” (That was my plan but it was interesting so I watched) Kishou tells Mamo, “Chanto okuritodokero yo, aibou” (Send me off properly, partner) Omg my feelings. Mamo and Kiiyan as Dazai and Chuuya being “sweet” calling each other aibou (partner) T.T They talked about how complicated Dazai and Chuuya’s relationship is. Comparing it to how Dazai teases Kunikida just for the fun of it, but with Chuuya it’s not just like that. They really just can’t stand each other? Lol. My soukoku feelings.

*Shin soukoku vs Fitzgerald scene

Audience and cast laughs at the sight of Atsushi being “dead” when he was thrown off Moby Dick with his eyes turned all white. 

Then ofc, everyone likes the “JINKOOOOO” scene when Akutagawa yelled and saved him. Uemura comments how this is such an intense scene plus the music scoring does well to complement the scene. Kenshou shares how he wanted to have the “JINKOOOOO” yell taken/recorded a number of times to get the best cut. Kamiyan was asked for a comment and as Ranpo, he says that he didn’t really have any battle scenes. So he could only watch how the others act on the scene and comments, “Ah, taihen sou da na” (Ah, must be tough for them”) 

*Guild scene: first appearance where they left the Mafia and Agency members “dead” in one attack. 

Again everyone laughs seeing Atsushi’s eyes all-white again. Someone (I forgot who sorry) commented that this protagonist just dies quite often. :D Mamo imitates Lovecraft’s voice, “nemui” (feeling sleepy) and other lines which he just went on doing for the rest of the night (and he did a great job ofc, I can almost believe he’s the one who voiced him lol) 

The cast leaves the stage. While the next set is being prepared, VTR plays with chosen scenes from the Kuro no Jidai (Dark Era). Ango’s seiyuu, Fukuyama Jun appears on video to comment. (I’m sorry Junjun spoke really fast; I had a tough time understanding what he was saying at all) What I remember is that he wished people should at least be kinder towards Ango. ^_^ One scene was where Odasaku, Dazai, and Ango gathered for the last time to drink in the bar, where Ango wished that sometime in the future, when their lives get better and peaceful, the 3 of them can get together once again for a drink - to which Odasaku interrupted and didn’t let him finish his sentence. 

Miki Shinichiro, seiyuu of Mimic’s leader, also gives a video comment on his scene vs Akutagawa, and vs Odasaku. 

Luck Life live came in next with “Namae wo yobu yo” and “Kaze ga fuku machi.” Oh I really, really love the last one. You know the feels you get every week when the instrumental intro of the Kaze ga fuku machi starts to play in the episode’s ending?? T.T Vocalist PON shares how he thought carefully on writing the lyrics, considering the characters’ feelings and experiences like how many things have happened, the cherishing of the important things, and the existence of important “nakama” (comrades) around you. 

The seiyuu cast went back onstage to play a game called, “Busou senta shiken” (Agency examination). Basically they have to answer the emcee’s questions about BSD. Besides the correct answer, points will also be given to those who give answers deemed interesting aka “omoshiroi pointo.” School desks, chairs, sketchpads, and pens were prepared and set up. While everyone behaved and took their seats properly, Mamo proceeds to lie down and strike a pose on top of the desk while ofc Kiiyan also does his own. (these two!!! :D) When they took their seat, Mamo began sketching something on his pad, even without any question from the emcee yet. Kiiyan does the same thing. (someone please stop these two from being dorks!! :D) After finishing, they showed their sketches which turned out to be Toyonaga’s portrait. Mamo won what suddenly turned out to be a “contest”, as Toshi imitated his face on Mamo’s masterpiece. (Toshi then used this as his Twitter icon after!) 

Question: How many times did Akutagawa said the word “jinko” from eps 17-24 (if i remember the ep coverage right) 

Uemura and Kenshou answers more than 10 times, more than the other cast’s answers. So the VTR played and we started counting. The answer turned out to be 9 times. (Personally I thought it was more tho) No one got the right answer! Kamiyan answered 6, then quickly turned his answer upside down to make it appear as 9 lol. He got the omoshiroi points as a result. Hosoyan and Toshi got points for getting close to 9, answering 8 and 10 respectively.

Next: Draw the doll that Q carries with her. 

Hosoyan’s was shown first which turned out to be the typical Japanese girl doll. (ok I did not expect that from you Hosoyan XD) Mamo was next which showed Koitsu, you know, his beautiful character doodle. Kamiyan, as expected of him, drew a cat. Toshi drew Mamo’s portrait. Ok we’re not getting serious answers here. Kiiyan worried about the trend saying that the order of showing the answers was wrong because his would then seem boring. (Ok now I did not expect that from you Kiiyan XD) Kiiyan and Kenshou showed theirs at the same time. They did draw what the doll seems to be like getting an “Oohh” reaction from the crowd. In the end Uemura’s turned out to be the most similar. The others got omoshiroi points tho lol. 

And wait, an important shocking revelation: Mamo voiced the doll, as in that crazy laughter. He said it himself but because it’s Mamo I’m not sure whether he’s joking or not XD I was waiting for him to say, “Uso da kedo” (It’s a lie, though) as in Dazai, but he didn’t so maybe it’s true. He can do anything ok :3 

Question: Fill in the blank. One word from Chuuya’s chant in awakening “Corruption.” “Nanji, inutsunaru ____ no kyoyou yo. Aratamete ware wo mezamasukoto nakare.“ 

Ofc Kiiyan knows the answer but ofc he did not give it away. I don’t know if that’s really the case but nobody seemed to know the right answer. They just answered random words. Kiiyan answered, "バラス” (barasu). Mamo gave a long random group of words (idk if i just didn’t understand the meaning or they had no meaning at all XD) Kiiyan, as Chuuya, performed the chant, using his and Mamo’s answer lololol. Kamiyan answered Miya-no; Toshi answered O-no. Kiiyan did not want to chant with their answers lol. Meanwhile Hosoyan looked seriously troubled thinking of an answer (maybe it was hard to think of smth interesting this time lol) In the end no one got it, which is actually “oujoku” (Corruption) 

Now this is one of the best parts of the event: Kiiyan did the chant. Like OMG I’m crying I heard him voice Chuuya LIVE awakening Corruption. All my feelings T.T I just want to mention that of all the characters that Kiiyan has voiced, Chuuya is my favorite T.T And I really really love his voice as Chuuya. And I heard it live. Ok I’m not okay T.T 

Last, draw the pattern of the tail of Poe’s pet raccoon. 

Toshi drew the whole raccoon nicely (for real) but the tail was only partly shown (even tho that was the point of the question!) Kiiyan just drew a circle lol (Kiiyan it’s a raccoon, not a bunny ok). Kamiyan drew two long tails (why two Kamiyan why) Again Hosoyan was seriously drawing his, he even changed his first answer. When done, he was trying to get the emcee’s attention for him to show his answer by hesitantly raising his hand; but the emcee was busy looking at others’. So he just gave up and kept silent. (Oh precious Hosoyan baby let me protect you from this cruel world) Everyone has shown their answers except Hosoyan. The emcee (really forgetting or bullying? Hosoyan) was about to announce the correct answer, but the audience shouted “Hosoyan!” (I shouted really loud you cruel emcee), and so his answer was shown. In the end he got the correct answer!! Yey! Alongside Toshi tho. 

 The results came out: Winner - Hosoyan!! 42.5/100 Hosoyan was surprised himself, saying he had no idea how when he only got the last one right. Turns out the omoshiroi points also helped. Mamo commented on how low the highest score was lol. Hosoyan was awarded a bottle of wine and a certificate. Oh how happy Chuuya would’ve been if he had won. Anyways Hosoyan also likes wine. Kiiyan commented that it was nice that Hosoyan won the certificate which has “合格” (goukaku, success/eligibility) written on it as opposed to being called Ningen 失格 (shikkaku, ineligibility) earlier :3

The second part concludes. Then a VTR of the Kuro no Jidai was shown again. This time Suwabe Junichi, Oda Sakunosuke’s seiyuu, appears. He commented on how good the anime graphics were esp in the fight scene of Odasaku and the Mimic leader. 

He wanted Odasaku to have stayed more (like we all do) but understands that the present Dazai would not have been who he is if not for what happened to Odasaku, which we also understand (but still this hurts right :() Odasaku was a character that really left a great impression and he was happy to have been able to play the character even just for a short time. 

It’s finally GRANRODEO’s live with “Trash Candy.” The crowd went wild but my world stopped spinning as I just stood there staring at Kiiyan. I was savoring the moment as I finally heard the most beautiful singing voice in the planet live. I was thinking how blessed I am for being able to to see Kiiyan as a seiyuu, and as GR’s vocalist, in one event. And oh, it was Val-san’s last performance with GR. How ironic as it was just my first. :( 

I was not prepared for this but after GR, the emcee announced that it was already time to say goodbye. The cast and the bands appeared onstage for the last time, saying their words of farewell. Kiiyan was glad to be able to take part as a seiyuu and as GR’s vocalist in this anime. Screen mode’s vocalist, Hayashi Yuu, likewise also took part as a seiyuu (Tachihara’s). Luck life went on to promote their upcoming live :3. Hosoyan shared how acting in BSD has challenged him to do his best more. Kamiyan wanted to keep doing Ranpo. Uemura was ofc the last one to speak, and this kid really did say such heart-warming thanks and message. This is his first main protagonist role, and he’s being surrounded by such senpai-s. Mamo also shared that when the cast was announced, the director told him, “Uemura wo tanomu” (I’m leaving Uemura under your care). He felt so much of being a senpai, reflecting how far he has come right now. He has also witnessed how the two, Uemura and Kenshou (Atsushi and Akutagawa alike) has grown well throughout their experience in this anime. 

It was goodbye and all but two letters addressed to Uemura and Mamo arrived. The letters were in black-colored paper, with their names written on it. Mamo commented that he doesn’t like to receive such letters and thought that he had heard such a thing before XD (Hello Yagami Light) 

Turns out they contain special announcements. Uemura announced that a stage play adaptation has been decided, which received a great response from the crowd. 

Last is Mamo’s as the screen projected the movie poster. And there was nothing but loud cheers. IT’S A MOVIE. And it’s a new story. And most importantly, it’s SOUKOKU. Ok let me process that. Let me cry. T.T Kiiyan imitates Chuuya’s pose in the poster. They then apologized to Uemura and Kenshou for “overtaking” their kouhai-s when just a while ago they were talking all about them lol. 

Now it’s really time to go. 3 Uemura led everyone as he shouted “Bunsto” to which everyone, audience and cast, responded with an overwhelming, “DAISUKI!!” then the confetti fell from above. Whoa. Such a beautiful sight

Lastly, VTR appears with chibi Dazai asking the audience who wants to commit suicide with him on the way home. Ok everyone volunteers. Atsushi, Akutagawa, and Chuuya appears stopping Dazai from his attempt. Atsushi was ordered by Kunikida to go home with Dazai to prevent Dazai from causing harm. Akutagawa eagerly volunteers to go home with his senpai but got rejected (cruel Dazai lol) Chuuya was being tsundere but prevents Dazai from doing anything else. Ok this is Dazai’s harem. That’s how it is but then again, Dazai failed to find a beautiful woman willing to commit suicide with him. ^_^

Photos and screenshots from Official accounts (Twitter/Blog):

And in celebration of the movie project and 200k++ Twitter followers, they gave us these precious present:

This post got longer than I thought. And forgive my inconsistent grammar; I just kept on writing with little proofreading. ;)

Anyway, this is such a happy event. I’m forever grateful for this opportunity and I’m glad that this is my first seiyuu event ever. Looking forward to more and more events in the near future!!!!!!!!!! ^_^

anonymous asked:

Any thoughts/fave moments on the new gaming vid? :^) bless us with your words pls

ahhhh god they just seemed so happy and chill in this video didn’t they? i enjoyed it quite a lot. it was unexpectedly funny in places and pretty typics bants for them and i loved that phil voiced pretty lengthy opinions throughout it. i also thought dan went out of his way repeatedly to signal his awareness of the audience gaze, making this an interesting video in that it was simultaneously more calm and less “produced” or over-performed but also v self-aware (whereas normally when dnp get super in their heads about recognizing that everyone is watching them they become v persona-y and overdone.) i’ve divided up my thoughts for each of them and thought i’d go sort of question by question (they are bolded)!!! i think in general there aren’t too many profound conclusions to be drawn from this video–the thing about their being super aware that this is going to go out to their audience of millions is that they become more restrained in saying anything actually illuminating about their more serious thoughts/feelings. but that being said there were obvi a solid number of noteworthy moments


  • the boy was so assertive and even sassy in this. i was excited. lil comments throughout like, ‘I’m a bit concerned that you’re seeing it as a brown circle .. new video: getting dan’s eyes checked,’ or ‘life isn’t grand theft auto guys,’ or just the way in which he delivers the ‘let me tell you my answer’ during the monkey question .. he was just so forthright in voicing his thoughts and taking no shit and i was rly loving it the whole time, bless him
  • when introducing the vid dan talks about how the audience will judge them but phil quickly follows with a reassuring ‘we’re learning things about each other’ and i thought that was interesting like he wants to insert that note of authenticity to push back against dan’s comment. i mean i rly doubt they’re doing this game to learn a single damn thing they don’t already know about each other but phil with this comment is trying to make us feel more like we are watching them do something genuine on a chill afternoon at home, instead of something that they are literally performing for us. cool cool 
  • illegal firearm: good stuff. a lovely demonstration of phil’s ~lateral thinking~ and tendency towards constructing a fuller narrative for whatever info is presented to him. 
    • i liked that he kept asking for more information and questioning dan w details like “how do i know they’re illegal” “whose drawer” etc. and dan tries to move on and end the speculative questioning but phil literally says “wait” to keep talking about the methods he would use to evade being accused of any crime if the firearm was in his own drawer. 
    • also his voice is so northern here when he’s like ’then they’d know i didn’t touch it’ the way he says ‘touch’ yes good
  • the power to stop time: this one was mad interesting. 
    • first of all. they’re not sleeping. phil only slept 5 hours. we’ve written so many posts about their being tired and rushed in their content bc they were churning out so many vids in the time before they left for australia but damn, to hear phil confirm he only slept 5 hours is p cray. it’s no wonder they were soooo ‘chill’ in this. they’re tired. 
    • with respect to the actual question tho. i love phil asking ‘what is a pervy stuff’ and dan being so done w phils attempt at maintaining innocence. but then i also loved dan trying so hard not to smile when phil is grinning and clarifying that he doesnt mean that he doesnt know what a pervy stuff might entail but just that he needs to know ‘how pervy are we talking.’ lol dan is so amused and fond. then phil actually laughs so hard at dan saying ‘as long as u don’t leave a trace’ which is great bc phil’s unfiltered/genuine reactions to sex talk that aren’t trying to be revolted or unaware or uncomfortable are great
    • phil’s actual real time go-to thought for what he would do with this power is sneaking into a locker room and he says it with a glaring lack of gendered pronouns. noted. in conjunction with his interest in abs this is very fascinating information to me. 
    • and then dan is very insistent phil would do the pervy stuff even after phil states he’s going with disappearing from a convo. he signals it while phil is explaining his choice then even explicitly says ‘you tell the audience that.’
  • trapped in sewer: phil would lick a foot. dan needs us to know so he repeats it. ok sure fine
  • shitting when sitting: phil is a creative. the iron pants solution, king of innovative undergarments 
  • mike tyson fight: 
    • the synchronized ‘why would u let him win’ was cute. 
    • dan saying ‘punch me dad’ is so chill now. like. no one gives any fucks. and phil is at the point where he literally agrees and says ‘guess that’s why’ 
    • i’m constantly shook about character development it’s starting to be unhealthy
  • visiting space: ok the first and only thing this made me question is whether we have ever heard phil utter the word orgasm. have we? i actually don’t think we have and i was laughing at how much he evaded saying it in the way he talked about this question. g-rated phil may be long dead but he’s still keeping things as clean as he can, given the circumstances. dan did not try and insinuate that phil is just saying moonwalking for the audience. so dan is fine saying phil rly wants to perv if he had the power to stop time, but he draws the line at insinuating phil wants to orgasm in space. good to know dan has (completely arbitrary) boundaries. 
  • ah yes. the already iconic monkey question: several noteworthy lines.
    • p: i would spoon a monkey for sure. he didn’t miss a beat w that. confident statement of interest in animal intimacy from phil. splendid.
    • p: k-k-mar-kiss? i didn’t say kiss? d: that’s non-sexual it can be like a friendly kiss, a romantic one. interesting to me in that it confirms that dan draws distinctions between friendly (platonic), romantic, and sexual intimacy but that he also sort of equated platonic and romantic. on twitter he stated in a reply that he thinks friendly kissing is like a cheek kiss in greeting. its likely that romantic kissing is something more than that and more like the spooning and whatnot he suggested, but he lumps both of them into this category of a loving and intimate relationship. meanwhile sexual kissing is obvi ,, sexual kissing. but cool to hear a little bit about the way dan conceptualizes these categories
    • d: (about acting like a married couple) that could have a lot of drama and tears. you’d fight non-aggressively. i mostly think he’s using the common dumb jokes that society makes about marriage as being a loveless trap but also interesting that he went right to that dig and didn’t rly laugh about it or try to make it seem like a joke. he just said it and it’s sort of weirdly specific. ofc we can easily speculate that this might reveal some of dan’s thoughts about marriage or rly just his thoughts on a long term relationship bc it’s less about the institution of marriage. but i have doubts on whether that’s reasonable since, as i’ve been saying, dan is v aware he’s being watched and i doubt he’d take this as an opportunity to voice his thoughts about marriage and commitment and what is likely to happen when two people “act like a married couple” 
    • d: i mean you couldn’t have anyone else in your life if you have this loving relationship. ah i love this one. dan confirming that whether or not sex is in the equation, a loving and intimate relationship would mean there would be no space for another person in phil’s life is just. good. unlike the marriage comment i do think we can analyze this one a bit further bc it’s almost a throwaway comment–it’s not the punchline or centerpiece of what dan is saying making it more likely to be a reflection of how he really feels. and it’s not a common thought to be honest, that if you’re in an intimate/loving relationship you can’t have anyone else in your life, meaning it doesn’t seem like some common joke he’s just repeating. i take it to mean that dan sees romantic love as a true marker of closeness and connection with someone–a closeness that you can’t and don’t share with other people whom you do not romantically love. and that that intimacy doesn’t have anything to do w the sex that you may or may not be having with the person that you love. what a romantic fuck. honestly spoken like a man whose best friend and long term romantic love are one and the same. 
    • p: let me tell you my answer. i would spoon the monkey and watch some game of thrones and then go to bed in separate rooms. honestly, to me, this is the least interesting comment in this whole exchange. i know a lot of people think this sounds oddly reminiscent of dnp’s relationship or something but i genuinely think phil was in this scenario in his head. maybe he’s pulling from real life when thinking about the elements of being romantically intimate w someone that he could use for his example (aka spooning and game of thrones) but i think he’s rly thinking about the monkey and how not to spend too much time with it in this scenario, hence the sleeping in separate rooms addendum. idk. he’s talking about a relationship w a monkey yall i dont think he’s going to use that as a proxy to give us a thinly veiled clue about his day to day habits with his not-as-yet-confirmed boyfriend. mostly confused that a lot of people are treating it as “confirmation” that dnp don’t have sex lol


  • ‘this is really going to say a lot about our personalities and you’re going to judge us.’ he opens strong with that audience awareness. it carries throughout the video.
  • house is on fire: probably the most interesting of the dan questions.
    • dan looks so uncomfortable as soon as phil inserts himself into this scenario by saying that he (phil) would be “all the people.” the sigh is so real bc dan clearly did not want to treat this like a serious question but phil framing it as dan needing to choose between his own life and a kitten’s life and phil’s life suddenly really ups the seriousness of it. 
    • i feel for him. that’s honestly such a fucking difficult question to answer. i thought of the closest relationship in my life which is my sister and what i would do if she was like ha ha who would u save me or yourself and then having to actually think about both of those horrifying scenarios. either dan lives and has to live without phil or phil lives and has to live without dan and like jfc how r u supposed to pick or even try to take that seriously idk
    • i say all of this to add more context to dan’s answer and the sarcastic ‘bc the internet is watching,’ that he adds to it. i genuinely think dan was uncomfortable with this question and i also fully empathize with that so i think the sarcasm was added as a way to treat it more like a joke like ha ha i guess i’ll save u bc i’m a good person not ha ha i guess i’m picking this bc idk what to do since this question is horrific
    • ‘everyone is inherently good,’ says phil. ‘or at least that’s what i want to believe.’ i always think the thing w phil+optimism is a bit overhyped but like damn if he’s rly out there trying to believe this, then that’s p cool and very very lovely
  • everything turns into gold: there was def a dan rant about physics or monetary inflation or something that got cut out of this question bc he yells about it being stupid then there’s a v glaring jump cut then he’s saying ‘in a universe where this makes sense,,’ lol idk whether to be relieved or intrigued about the fact we didn’t get to hear it
  • phil dead and he’s been hanging w the twin: i loved the bit when phil asks dan to ask him a question only phil would know the answer to and dan responds, essentially, that there isn’t a question he could ask phil bc ‘you’ve been fernando the whole time.’ dan is wrong lol the question doesn’t say that the best friend has always been the twin–just that the best friend died at some point in the friendship and was replaced w a twin, unbeknownst to dan. i love that dan can’t even entertain the possibility that phil could be replaced with someone at some point in their friendship like nope too outlandish it’s obvi just saying phil has been a person w a different name all along .. in which case, as dan rightly points out, there’s hardly a dilemma. it’s just that you didn’t know your friend’s real name. what is the point of that. lol. a cute and probably unintentional way of avoiding any of the emotional weight of this scenario and i love it
  • dan as pres: dan thinks he’d be good in the role of president. he probs would be ok
  • spider: i am very fascinated by the way dan leans kinda forward and mostly into phil at 9:04 when he’s talking about being a spider and exploring someone’s body. why did he do that. what is he doing idk
  • become a god: 
    • making fun of lads and lad culture. i’m into it. i am always into them lowkey shitting on toxic masculinity. so funny. 
    • again phil tries to insert himself in the scenario by saying that if dan chose to incinerate earth he’d be incinerating phil, but dan was absolutely not having it 

overall they are cute and clever and good at knowing where to draw boundaries about the things they talk about but to do so in a gentle and natural way for the most part so this video was good and interesting but probs not revelatory but still very entertaining and funny and sort of soft in unexpected ways so i really liked it. i really like them xx 

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heatherlanntheclever  asked:

Is there any chance of a happy ending for the Lannisters? I know they are awful people but why develop their motivations and give each of them a genuine moment of compassion if they are just going to murder each other? Every other POV gets a moment of truth/redemption why not the children of Tywin/Patriarchy/Aerys and Disability? I'm a bad person myself so I need to believe the Lions can defy themselves and prophesy and overcome their nature or what's the point? Not all of us are born Starks.

Hey! So it’s gonna take me a few minutes to answer your question, but I promise I’m gonna get there.

In one of the other shows I watch, an actor commented on the banality of evil. He said that evil is something commonplace. Given the right circumstances, great acts of evil could be committed by your neighbors, or your friends, or you, or me. Because evil is so easy. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” You needn’t be a monster like Gregor to commit evil; you need only be human. 

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thecalamityqueen  asked:

For your "Send Me a Character" could you do Tenzo if no one has asked yet? I hate that you are sick! I hope you feel better soon, Captain. I'd make you chicken noodle soup and tell you sweet MadaKaka stories if you weren't so far away.

Aww thank you berry!  You know just what a girl needs to feel better lol!  Also, I keep switching between Yamato and Tenzou, because I can never decide on what to call him.  He wants to be called Yamato, but I personally like Tenzou better, but I want to respect this fictional character’s wishes, so I call him Yamato, but then the ask framed him as Tenzou so idk here i am, floating along.

Originally posted by rasenpiss

  • First impression
    • No. No no nonono.  I want Kakashi.  I don’t want this whoever he is, bring back Kakashi.  So what, he can make a box and has a scary face, who would honestly be scared by that it’s dumb. He’s dumb.  Where’s Kakashi?  Why is Kakashi gone? I don’t care I want Kakashi bring him back bringhimbackbringhimbaaaaaack
  • Impression now
    • My wonderous tree child, love of my life, apple of my eye, poor, precious baby who has been abadoned by his creator and forced to become a joke while he follows around the source of his trauma, you deserved better.  This world was not good enough for you.  Sweet angel, I want only soft and lovely things for you.  Also, boy is cut.  Have you seen those arms?  Did you watch the filler episode where he’s soaking in an undergound hotspring shirtless (during the arc where they’re shipping him out with Naruto to the Turtle Island in Lightening)?  DID YOU SEE THAT?  Because that was when I started thinking ol’cat eyes was attractive.
  • Favorite moment
  • Idea for a story
    • Tenzou and Tobirama meet.  They bond over having the same face-plate, and being practical ninja who take safety seriously.  Alright, alright, a serious one.  Tenzou was born Senju Nawaki.  Dazou (being an utter bastard) totally fucking kidnapped him for experimentation, and switched him with another baby (who becomes the canon Nawaki.  I’m going to say Orochin wasn’t a total ass at this point and wouldn’t have experimented on Nawaki for Tsunade’s sake, so Dazou never told him the truth of the child’s lineage). That is why Tenzou has the Wood Release.  Not because Orochimaru’s experiments were successful, but because Tenzou had the ability (or latent ability) in the first place.  The experiments would have killed anyone else, but the Uzumaki longevity kept him alive.  The child who replaced him and is canonically known as Nawaki died because he was not an Uzumaki (like Tsunade is, by Mito).  It made canon Nawaki unable to withstand the same levels of trauma, which led to his death at a young age.  This gets uncovered after ROOT is brought to pieces, after the war, and Tsunade and Tenzou develop the sibling relationship they should have had from the start.  It’s about mutual healing, and while Tenzou isn’t a replacement for the boy Tsunade loved like a brother, he is a chance at having a family again.  He becomes Senju Yamato, and Tsunade is always teasing him to give her nieces and nephews.  Yamato blushes redder than a tomato every time, of course. “N-n-ne-nee-sama!  D-don’t say things like that!”  "Stop it with the ‘sama,’ otouto!  Call me neechan “bu-but Hokage-i mean-nee-sama, I can’t!  You’re the hokage!” and then Tsunade gives the hat over to Kakashi because she just wants to live a peaceful life with her new brother and also so Yamato will stop having excuses to address her as her ‘sama,’ but it’s a constant struggle.
  • Unpopular opinion
    • I don’t know how unpopular this is, but it’s the one I’ve got;  Yamato being forced to follow Orochimaru around isn’t funny.  Let me say that again for those of you in the back;  


    • Look, I get it.  It’s a cartoon.  But the idea of having to trail the person who abused me by torturing me as a lab experiment so soon after I just finished being another madman’s lab experiment because of the shit the first guy did to me is so fucked up.  Can you imagine, having to face your abuser while recovering from another string of abuse?  I mean, he was a child, he was helpless.  Maybe becoming a ninja helped with that.  He got strong.  He can protect himself.  Never again will he be taken in by a psycho trying to use his DNA—OH WAIT HE FUCKING WAS!  He was hooked up to a crazy tree, had the life pretty much sucked out of him because of the fucking DNA Orochishitface put in him, was made to be helpless again, and now it’s cool for him to be spying on the single person responsible for everything bad that’s ever happened to him, and it’s supposed to be funny?  It’s cruel.  And yes, ok, he’s a fictional character.  I get it.  But you know what? It’s dumb storytelling.  You basically erased the character’s past for a gag.  There were a million other things Yamato could have been doing.  Have him working in the Hokage’s office protecting Kakashi.  Give him a Family and make him a Tree Dad (Shizune is single, there you go.  Let’s paste together a relationship for him.  He’s interacted with her more than Kiba has interacted with the chick they got to be his wife).  Fuck, maybe Yamato is too traumatised and so he opens an orphanage so that no children will have to go though what he did.  Maybe Yams goes on a journey to find himself, collecting street urchins as he goes.  Maybe he opens up a Flower Shop and is now Rivals with Ino because his flowers and plants are always better (she complains all the time over him ‘cheating’ and sends Sai out to sabotage him.  There are constant mini-wars between the Yamanakas and Tenzou.  He’s usually ahead, because any damage they cause to his store he can rebuild in a second, while they actually have to rebuild (or wait for Yamato to feel guilty enough to fix it for them—Sakura is always trying to convince him to leave it; anything to one up Ino).  Maybe Yams starts growing herbs and stuff for the hospital?  Maybe the story I mentioned in the last bit comes to pass.  I don’t know, but I just thought of those on the fly and they’re already better ideas than being forced into a “comedy” routine with fucking Oroshitfucker.
  • Favorite relationship
    • We don’t really get to see many of his relationships except with Kakashi, so that wins by default.  I do like that they both kind of saved each other—Kakashi saving Tenzou from ROOT was just as important as Tenzou saving Kakashi from himself.  Both of them were drowning, smothered by traumas and hurts and just shitty fucking lives, and then they rescued each other.  So it started off very balanced between the two of them, they were on even footing.  Of course, Tenzou—who had never really had a relationship up to that point—puts distance between them by giving Kakashi a position of power over him (even if it’s just by calling him senpai) and kind of ruins that.  You can’t really build a steady, healthy relationship when there’s an uneven power dynamic in place.  Kakashi is always trying to get Yamato to address him without the honourific, but poor Tenzou is just like but…but…you saved me senpai I love you *heart eyes* and Kakashi is just like why do I always attract the weird ones?  What’s kind of tragic, is that Tenzou’s gratefulness and admiration towards Kakashi is was makes him want to address Kakashi as his senpai, but it’s that show of adoration and respect that is keeping Kakashi at a distance.  In this way, Yamato is the obstacle keeping himself from what he wants.  Poor tree man :’(
  • Favorite headcanon
    • This is actually something @fineillsignup​ wrote (I’m pretty sure?  I hope so), but I love the idea of Yamato calling Kakashi ‘Hokage-senpai’ instead of ‘Hokage-sama.’  It’s cute and super Yamato and I love it.  It’s official, this is how Tenzou addresses Kakashi.  Fight me.

Here is the ask! Send in a character!  Up next is Gai, then Genma, Hidan and Adult!Obito!

Already done:  Madara, Kakashi, Shino

anonymous asked:

i'm not trying to start drama but i don't know anything about s.e hinton as a person and you seem to have info. can you explain how she's rude and why you don't like her? :O

ok so sit tight kids i’ve been working on this for AN HOUR bc i started and i just got angrier and couldn’t stop so i’m putting it under a cut bc it’s long and ranty

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anonymous asked:

you're missing A Lot about alison's development if you think she suddenly went good and didn't apologize to anyone. lowkey watch season 5 again

no disrespect to you at all, i just think alison is a character that i think gets too much credit and attention. and it’s not because i don’t like the bad turned good arch, hence why i love mona (also because mona had some darn good reasons for being evil) but alison really didn’t. her parents were maybe the worst, yes, but so are spencer’s, so is hannas dad, and they didn’t do things half as bad…
ok yes i know she technically apologized but she didn’t show anything for it. can we just go over the things she did once she returned and “apologized”… she slapped mona across the face, created the weird team of random people nobody cares about to threaten mona/ replace the liars, was a b-tch to caleb and therefore hanna (AGAIN), she kind of sort of led emily on but it was confusing bc i guess it was mayb romantic? idk though bc she still never tells emily what she wants and still expects emily to follow her around like a puppy (again to clarify, in not a big fan of paige but she makes some good points), oh yeah and then she was confusing and lying all the time about where tf she was while she was missing???? like do we even know where she was????, but yes you’re right *she did tell emily that “it wasn’t just for practice” (and then never clarified with emily if she wants to date…), she did apologize to a ton of people for bullying them… for popularity points, oh and yes there was that very touching moment in jail when ali says that she “honestly thought she was helping” them by “telling you what to wear, who to like” but she never once brings up the fact that she literally helped hanna develop bulimia. never in this entire show. also when she’s saying this little speech to hanna, idc if it’s touching, she never actually says sorry. she just says that she thought she was helping. excuse me but that’s an excuse if i’ve ever heard one. and then ali asks if they can start over. hence why i said, she magically becomes good*

sorry i didn’t expect this to get very long at all but the thing is ali has done more things than even i remembered and i’m sorry if this offends you, it’s not meant to. neither was my original post. i don’t have a problem if you shop emison or if alison is you’re favorite character- i really don’t, but you have to at least acknowledge that alison put all of the girls through hell and they should have been going to therapy long before a even existed with such a horrible best friend.

*also idk if this is necessary to add, i really hope it isn’t- but i love love love sasha, i think she is so precious and too good for this world.

*oh sorry i’m editing this later but i completely forgot that mona actually slapped alison first (i literally forgot that that happened so i’m sorry)
Spring 2016 Anime First Impressions !!!

OMG OK. So I’ve never done this but but but this season is just sOOO AMAZING I have to do this. I binge watched a ton of first episodes this season and so let’S DO THIS. 

1. Koutetsujou no Kabaneri

IMAGINE SHINGEKI MEETS STEAMPUNK MEETS SAMURAI. Everything. Everything is just so amazing like the art the animation the characters the setup the pacing like it just screams QUALITY. WIT Studio x Sawano Hiroyuki is finally back on track (lets not talk about owasera) and omg ok if you liked SNK you have to watch this. It also just has that pretty and retro (???) gundam art style to it that I really enjoyed.

2. Joker Game

Just. Look. At. The. Seiyuu list. (Okay I’m so biased as seiyuu trash I would watch this even if the anime is crap but) It’s actually good ??? Like the first episode build up and all that nOT TO MENTION THE CLIFF HANGER also I’m just a suck for spy-themed stuff that involves plot twists and mind tricks just praying for actually good logic here 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Music is on point !!!! While its true that it might be hard to tell the faces apart I kinda do like the more realistic touch to it (also spies are supposed to be invisible so that’s kinda cool ??)

ok spoilers I watched the second episode it was more meh cuz the pace slowed down a bit let’s hope it picks it up again

3. Boku no Hero Academia

FINALLY !!!! Ok not gonna lie my friend recommended this to me like a week ago and I just binge read the entire manga in one day. If they follow the manga, it’s going to be good. If you like the typical hero-themed (?) stuff you’ll like this. The seiyuus fit really well and they really bring the original manga to life !!

but tbh I’m just waiting for todoroki to appear mY SON

4. Bungou Stray Dogs

I knew nothing about this before watching it (except that it has a ton of ikemens and MIYANO MAMORU) so I thought this was going to be pretty serious but it had quite a bit of comedy in it w I would describe the style as similar to Hamatora, but amped up fight scenes. THE ART IS SO PRETTY AND THE ANIMATION IS SO PRETTY (imo style is more detailed than manga actually) and just a lot of shippable ikemens so yes. I read a bit ahead into the manga and while it’s not exactly my taste it definitely has decent quality/plot/characters. I guess I’ll wait and see how the anime interprets the manga.

5. Sakamoto desu ga

Of course. Of course. I have more complicated feelings about this because I LOVE the manga (and have been following it since it first came out) and it’s literally the most hilarious thing I’ve read. But precisely since it’s so funny in the manga adapting it into an anime is going to be challenging. I think they do a decent job given what they had to work with, but I definitely still find the manga funnier. 

6. Kiznaiver

tHE ART IS REALLY PRETTY and the setting is really cool, again alluding to the seven sins. i mean the protag is a moe moe shota so um. It setup/colors/characters/idk kind of reminds me of Gatchaman Crowds, and hopefully it’ll be able to deliver the same quality/depth. But also – and this is just personal taste – I’ve been avoiding a lot of anime with male-directed fanservice because it just bothers me (not !! saying that you should do the same literally do what you want) so depending on how much it continues to have this I might drop it. 

7. Mayoiga

?????? ok I mean I will literally watch anything with a bunch of crazy people in it. This feels ~okay~ and the characters seem one-dimensional… and are probably going to be hard to develop because there are so many of them (unless they start killing them off really fast haha) so I’m more skeptical. That being said I’m probably gonna watch the whole thing because the genre w

8. Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge

Probably actually just watching this because Ono Kensho (I MEAN. 20 MINS OF LAZY ONO KENSHO. I CAN LISTEN TO IT FOREVER.) but I can see why people would like it. It’s very relaxing, extremely slow paced, and just something small and fun to watch when you’re bored.


Um. Ok. Um. Oh god it’s been so long since I’ve read the original manga I don’t even remember what happens. Anyways enjoy your dose of bl and I hope they animate all the suggestive scenes i mean what

oh man oh man i can’t believe it’s been ( almost ) a year since i rebooted this blog, and that there’re OVER half a thousand of you here now! i’m so, so grateful to everyone who’s taken the time to interact with me and hiro. i was never one to believe in ‘internet friends’ but man you guys have proved me wrong; i’ve made some INCREDIBLE friends in the past year. there’ve been ups and downs, but i’m extremely grateful for the amount of support i’ve received through it all. and before this turns into a ramble: 

[raises a cup of sparkling cider] 
          here’s to all of you, and to another totally sick year!                               ( art cred. )

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wanna chat? pt. 13

on ao3
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so it’s been rough. for…everyone. i’m here to provide some laughs or at least….a half smile? maybe? anyway i’m here if anyone would like to talk 

also @sunlitshowers​ and i have a fun time talking. it’s always a lot of fun 

(asshole = alya
niNO = nino
coffee marshmallow mème frappuccino = adrien
dancing queen = marinette)



asshole: please try this religion

niNO: no

asshole: try ittttt

niNO: no quieter this time

coffee marshmallow mème frappuccino: Hi China

asshole: hey dipshit

coffee marshmallow mème frappuccino: :(

coffee marshmallow mème frappuccino has changed their name to dipshit

dancing queen: Ok what the actual fuck did I come back to

niNO: japan

asshole: ayyyyy shes back and shes ♪BEAUTIFUL♪!

dancing queen: ?????

dipshit: We watched the history of Japan

dancing queen: When did this happen

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anonymous asked:

do you know how you're gonna avoid ndrv3 spoilers until it comes out in English?? because I really would love to play the game w/o knowing all the murders and stuff but on this site idk how to avoid spoilers and I'm following a lot of dr blogs I don't want to just unfollow mutuals ygm???? what should I do????

Yes hello there anon, sorry for only responding now, I was pretty tired last night after streaming! Anyway, I’ll just list pretty much everything that I have planned and hope that it’ll help you out:

On tumblr:

1. Of course, blacklist the heck out of “ndrv3 spoilers” and other v3 name variants like “drv3 spoilers”, etc. If you wanna be extra careful and don’t mind not seeing the characters for a while blacklist the whole ndrv3 tag overall.

2. Close submissions. People can just send you an ask if they want to show you something.

3. Turn off anonymous. I personally won’t do this, but more about that in the next point.

4. Really silly sounding, but if possible, get someone who understands what spoilers are/or is into Danganronpa themselves and doesn’t mind spoilers and let them check your ask box. It has to be someone you trust of course, I trust my best friend with everything so she will check my ask box for me to prevent spoilers. I’ll leave anon on for the shy ones.

5. Check your favorite blogs and mutuals to see if they have written about spoilers in their description or in a link on their blog. “I will tag spoilers” “I won’t tag spoilers” is a common phrase I see for bigger blogs to give you a warning beforehand. If they don’t say anything about spoilers on their blog check their past entries to see if they actually tag things (including spoilers).

6. Yeah, you’ll probably have to unfollow them if they don’t tag spoilers and refuse to do so for whatever reason (which is completely ok). Just write those blogs down and go follow again after you’ve played through NDRV3 yourself.

7. I personally will go on Hiatus on the release date of the English localisation because I am sure my dash will blow up that day. I will play the game myself, then come back onto my blog. I’ll announce this beforehand.

8. No more tumblr mobile.

9. A lot of mutuals will probably also wait for the English release, so you’ll prolly be on the same boat, you might wanna talk to them about it. Chances are they will not even reblog any spoilers.

10. Make tumblr chat available for blogs you follow only.

11. Add “No spoilers about NDRV3 please” in your description and/or ask box. Yes, there might be jerks who want to ruin your experience through ask box, but with the precautions I’m taking I’m just gonna let my friend block them without me even seeing those spoilers. Too bad for them.

Outside of tumblr:

1. Youtube. New Youtube account. No clicking or watching Danganronpa videos. You might get recommendations about NDRV3 that way, including spoilery thumbnails and/or spoilery titles.

2. Discord/Skype. No more group chats where people you don’t know properly yet are. I will leave all Discord groups that are DR-based aside from my streaming group because I completely trust them.

3. AO3. No searching through Danganronpa - All Media Types (or the NDRV3 of course) fanfics. Check just game/other specifics like Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc nd stuff. Possibly block NDRV3 fanfics too in case someone decided to put the ndrv3 cast and previous casts together.

4. For all of those who go to Cons with a cosplay: It probably won’t be a good idea to cosplay a NDRV3 character before you have played the game. I don’t wanna limit you on this, but it is possible that someone would accidentally slip a few spoilery words out towards you without even meaning it.

5. Streaming-sites. Including art streaming site Picarto. You prolly won’t want to join if you don’t know the streamer properly and see that they’re making DR art or is streaming DR content.

6. As a streamer yourself. I personally will start private streaming and giving the links to people I know frequent my streams/people whom I trust only. This option on Picarto is only available with a Premium account.

7. Google. You know google is the big source for all those sweet, sweet Danganronpa spoilers. Heard of Danganronpa for the first time and you’re googling the pics? Well, too bad, scroll just a tiny bit down and you’ve been spoiled. You probably don’t want to google Danganronpa after it’s been a while since the release.

8. This should be a given: Danganronpa Wikia. It’s a spoiler landmine, don’t go on there. Even if you just want to add a picture for a previous game’s character, the most recent pictures added to the Wiki will show up and they are most likely going to be things such as executions and other spoilers.

9. Ask people (tumblr or outside, whatever) when the English NDRV3 will be instead of trying to search it yourself (unless you get like a heads up on your dashboard or something).

Download MP3 (music only) or MP4 (video) files of YouTube videos if you:
-Want to still listen to DR OST and your only source has been YouTube up to now. Go download your favorite tracks in MP3 format to listen to them privately so you do not have to try and wiggle your way around through YouTube only to see a spoiler.
-Want to still watch some videos. Perhaps you want to download the NDRV3 trailers and maybe the opening too (which I suspect will come out before the game just like the DR2 opening if I’m not mistaken), or other DR videos. Download them in MP4 format instead of going on a risky adventure on the DR side of YouTube.

My thoughts on when NDRV3 might come out:
This is just my pure speculation and nothing official of course, but I thought I’d voice my expectations for the waiting time on here:

DR1 JP first release (PSP): 25th of November 2010
DR1 NA first release (Vita): 11th of February 2014
-> a 3 year and 78 days gap

SDR2 JP first release (PSP): 26th of July 2012
SDR2 NA first release (Vita): 2nd September 2014
-> a 2 year and 99 days gap

DR:AE JP first release (Vita): 25th of September 2014
DR:AE NA first release (Vita): 1st September 2014
-> a 11 months and 7 days gap

EU and AUS release are usually just a few days after NA release.
I personally suspect that it will take less than a year, just like DR:AE. I heard DR:AE didn’t do so well in NA, apparently? I cannot say this for sure, but I’m hoping that that doesn’t scare them off since NDRV3 is a main series title after all. I am hoping it will take 8 months, but do not take my word for that. This is gonna be a tedious wait.

I hope this helps at least a little bit.


*Ok, so my family and I just got back from seeing the Dallas Theatre Center’s production of Les Miserables and I just need to get all of my thoughts out of my head, and I also don’t want to forget anything down the road, so I’m writing this for the sole purpose of me looking back on it later and remembering this amazing piece of theatre*

To start off Les Miz is nothing new to me, I have seen both the 10th and 25th Anniversary Concert versions lots of times, the movie 5 times in theaters and who knows how many since, I have like 5-ish different recordings and we even attended a tour, a ’re-imagined’ tour, back in 2012. So, yeah….I’ve seen Les Miz, which is why this production really stuck out to me before we bought tickets.

So, the show itself, we were seated second row stage left, you could say, the stage is a thrust stage, well really it’s a regular stage it just juts out…I don’t know it’s weird. Anyway, if you were looking at it from straight on we were second row, floor section, on the right, the first 3 seats which put us less then 4 feet away from the stage in front of us and like a foot (or less) on our right hand side) we were pretty close (and it was really exciting to see them spit and things but whatever) and now the show.

*It would take forever and a day to type out everything about this show, but if you see/read this and want to know (almost) everything, (because I may (will) forget somethings) just message me and I’ll try my best to write all about it since I know people want to know! So, here are my favorite moments, which in hindsight is practically the whole thing, so here are the moments I hope I never forget about this show*

  • The first moment that really struck me as being super awesome (besides how hot the SWAT men looked in their leather/SWAT uniforms, like *fans selfs* lawd jesus!!) was ‘At The End Of The Day’ like the way they depicted the factory with the metal stick things and the way they hit them in sync but also out of sync and how there was more to that scene then just the women working in the factory, you saw men working in it, and also you saw JvJ and his little owner buddies and that was the first instance of how they used costumes .to show the separation of rich and poor
  • Clearly 'I Dreamed a Dream’ like Allison Blackwell guys….she slayed. I felt so much more for Fantine in that moment than I ever have and it’s because it wasn’t just a “Oh, I’m sad” type of moment she also played it somewhat bitter and angry and like, I don’t know…..she needs to be in everything, because that’s what her performance was, everything. 
  • 'Lovely Ladies’ was also incredibly more satisfying in this production then normal. While, yes, it did depict sex in very realistic ways those characters are prostitutes…..that’s kinda what they do. But, the way they staged it, Fantine never one was any where in 'that world’ until she had sold her locket, and her hair, then and only then did she look the other way and see/become a part of that world. (Kyle Anderson (pretty sure it was him) played a drag queen/cross dresser prostitute and it was super hilarious. At one point he sat at the point of the stage that was right in front of us and made eye contact with my dad. He was flawless) (Kyle not my dad.) 
  • Fantine’s death was, oh mi gawhd…..once again Allsion Blackwell, like *over dramatic snap* Flaw. Less. #SlayMama 
  • The Confronation was also super good. Edward Watts as Javert, was one of those actors who played the role so well you wanted to talk to him about characterization and like applaud him forever on it because the way that he played Javert #Werk, but also you (well, me) wanted to strip down and let him have his way with you (well, me) I don’t know….that might just be me (and he had like these tight black pants on with a gun strapped to his thigh practically the whole time, lawd it was a gay boys dream fo reals.) But, for real the way they staged this scene was baller, because like it was intense like always, but yet you also got to see that JvJ hadn’t given up his 'fight for what matters’ mentality, IDK that’s how I saw it.
  • Jemma Kosannke played Young Cosette and I wanted to punch her in the face she was so cute. It was literally sickening how good she was. Girl is 9. and she killed it. 
  • Master. Of. The. House. is usually my least favorite part. I usually skip over the song in most forms that I watch/Listen to it. I just don’t like it and have never found it all that funny. But, Christia Mantzke as M. Thenardier. I never once took my eyes off of her. She came out dressed in a outfit that was all at once so tacky and over the top you know it can’t be real, but yet you can swear you’ve seen that very same woman at your local Wal-Mart. Her entire performance was incredible. It was her debut at DTC but you couldn’t tell. Like, bitch was fierce and I lived for it. (Steven Walters did a very good job as Thenardier, but was over shadowed by Christia IMO)
  • Look Down was very good, that’s always been my favorite ensemble song so it was good. The kid who played Gavroche just didn’t do it for me (although his death was his best moment (ironic)) 
  • Once again Edward Watts and his brilliant take on Javert was made even better during 'Stars’ like, I don’t know where all these actors came from but all of them (except Gavroche (Sorry Kid)) acted the absolute mess out of this show. It was crazy. Like, if every production had this much amazing acting (and singing, I mean that’s the majority of what you do in Les Miz) every production would run forever. 
  • Ok. so. I gotta admit that every time John Campione (Enjolras) was on stage I kinda stared super hard (ZOMG this one time in Act II he and Marius jumped off stage during the revoultion and kinda ducked down behind the row in front of me…like in front of me. Like me and my dad had to readjust because they both jumped down so fast and where all up in our personal space for a good minute or two. Like, don’t you love it when the actor you find most attractive does things like 5 inches from you? no? just me? K) anyways, the entire Red & Black scene was updated flawlessly like these guys for real look like a group of guys you would see at Starbucks/Some other coffee shop. and the fact that they planned the revolution on a laptop? Isn’t that how we’d probably do it if we were in that situatuon? I really enjoyed that. 
  • It led into what is my favorite (well, one of my two favorite) songs form LM “Do You Hear The People Sing?” and like during that scene they handed out little red pieces of paper to some of the audience members and my dad got one that said “Freedom Now!” I couldn’t tell what the others said but they all didn’t say the same thing. But, yeah it was so effective at one point I thought the audience was for really going to stand up and start a revolution, alas and alack we didn’t.
  • The next thing that I really liked was before Marius started to sing 
    “A Heart Full of Love” to Cosette he kinda mouthed to Eponine “How do I look?” or “Do I Look Ok?” and then turned and started to sing to Cosette who was sitting on this bench and when he did that she kinda looked around awkwardly and then shifted positions and kinda sat in a “Paint Me Like One of your French Girls” kinda way and it was really cute. 
  • One Day More literally killed me and I loved it. From having The T’s standing high above the stage to not giving the students that iconic red flag and completely changing the way it was choreographed. Like, it was brilliant 

*YAY we’ve made it through Act I*

  • Like Okay, Elizabeth Judd was super great as Eponine but I have never connected to her character, no matter how brilliantly portrayed, like everyone else seems to have. I never could get myself to. and so, during “A Little Fall of Rain” it’s hard for me to feel anything, but somehow they made me feel something, for both characters during that scene. And, so that’s how I know that they put way more thought and time and effort into this show than we will probably ever know. 
  • Drink With Me was also incredibly staged, Like, the colors of the lights, and the way they had the little rock things scattered over the stage, and the placement of the barricade boys/girls was just like….yet another example of the endless amounts of moments you can’t describe but yet it was so good in the moment that I want to try to describe I just don’t think I ever will be able to.
  • Nehal Joshi. Man can sing. Act. Sing. Act. y'all he was so on the ball during the entire show, but especially during Bring Him Home. Like, boy completed slayed that song. 
  • Of course we then have the battle (which is where Enjloras and Marius jumped down in front of us) like the whole battle scene was great. (And shout out to the SWAT man who died like during the very first battle part and was hanging from the window thing for like 30 minutes. You should get a raise for that)
  • Javert’s Suicide was really good, seeing as how it is one of the better songs in Les Mis (IMO) but like the way he died, like he jumped from the raised platform/thing the orchestra was on, and he was attached to wires so he kind just floated in the air until the lights went out (it was more majestic then that, but that’s how I can describe it so) and I don’t know. I wish they had done it different.
  • And then Turning was so good. Like, yes it is my favorite Les Mis song, and it has my favorite lyric “Where’s that new world now the fighting’s done?” but the way it was staged, it started off as this group of ladies (either nuns/mothers/or just ladies who were in mourning is what we came up with) being blocked by Caution tape to see the dead boys (who were dead on stage for a while. I would have fallen asleep TBH) but then the SWAT people walk away and one of the ladies tears the tape down and they all go to a different boy and continue the song. It was just so perfectly done. 
  • Once again, Christia with her slaying as M Thenardier during the wedding song. Gah, I just love her. Like at one point when Marius is trying to get them to leave she turns around and says “Congratulations” to Cosette and it was just so hilarious. She was my #LesMisBae
  • And then they way they did the very end. It started with JvJ sitting alone on a bench, and then Fantine joins him. But, then when Cosette and Marius run in Cosette sits in between JvJ and Fantine and the way Allison Blackwell played Fantine seeing Cosette for the first time in X# of years (even though she was dead) was just stellar. And then Eponine and Enjolras and Gavroche come out and the three of them and Fantine stood behind the bench with JvJ, Cosette, and Marius sitting on it. And then the rest of the ensemble comes out, not as the dead barricade members, but just as modern day people you might see in your everyday life. Which just like reinstates the messege this entire production was making which was everything in this musical is very well happening now in today’s world. So, the last few lyrics became kinda like a call to the audience, like “Will you stand up and fight for your right to be free/ your rights in general because you might need to one day” like, it was so much more real when it’s literally being said by characters that represent people you see/could see everyday. 

I don’t know, I just really loved it. And this is way, way longer than I thought it was going to be. It took me two hours to write. But, yeah I really wrote it for myself to be able to remember the show better in the days/weeks/months/years to come, which is why I didn’t add all that much detail, just enough so that hopefully I’d remember it and fill in the rest myself. But, if you did indeed read this monster of a post, and you want to know more (which is funny because this could have been 4x’s longer had I covered everything in this show) just let me know, and I’ll try to help. 

And, Scene. 

karaszorelsdanvers  asked:

hi, i've never seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer before, but I've always thought it was interesting and you seem to blog about it a lot. Can you tell me what exactly it's about? All i know is what i've learned from tumblr, which is basically that she's a slayer and she's badass and that it ended 10 years ago. do you think i should watch it and if i did, could i message you and stuff, because i think you're awesome and i love your blog and i heard buffy was a really good show.


thank you so much first of all :)

secondly, i know i may be biased but I believe that everyone would benefit from watching Buffy so yes absolutely!

ok let’s try describe the show….

(some basic stats

- 7 seasons, 144 episodes

- 12 eps in season 1, 22 eps in the remaining 6 seasons

- each season finds a nice balance between “monster of the week” episodes and an overall “big bad” of the season that each finale build up to and so each season has a nice pace to it and amazing season finales

- The first 3 seasons take place while they are in high school and then it deals with college and beyond :)) 

The show takes place in the fictional town of Sunnydale, California. The pilot episode starts with Buffy Summers moving there from L.A. after being kicked out of her old school for setting the gym on fire (she was fighting vampires but couldnt exactly explain that ;P)

Now the important part is that Sunnydale was built on a “Hellmouth” which basically draws a lot of supernatural energy/monsters to it and so now we have a starting point for the show!

it would be the easy thing to just describe the show by saying Buffy is a girl who fights vampires


let’s not :)

Buffy is about so much more than just that and reducing it to that is maybe why a lot of people don’t start watching it!

Joss Whedon (the creator of the show and evil creative genius) has always said that his idea for the show is high school = hell and so let’s actually mean it! and so even though they are always dealing with supernatural problems, they can each represent a real life problem that we could have all faced in high school (one great example is from season one that includes an episode with an invisible girl but is really about how easy it is to feel invisible) and later seasons deal with issues like addiction and depression and lots and lots of death (i’m sorry! - but trust me don’t let that deter you)

now, that all sounds very sad and depressing…

but!! the show successfully balances the light and the dark and the show is truly very very funny and the odds are you’ll love the majority of the characters who are all so unique

it is known for challenging typical dialogue and has created “buffyspeak” which gives the show a unique feel that is so smart and witty and you’ll find yourself starting to talk like it!

they have a musical episode which many people claim is the single greatest episode of television :)

they have an episode without any background score/music at all which trust me really works given the context of the episode

and they have an episode almost entirely without dialogue which was so well done that it earned an emmy nomination for writing! haha

even though it started in the 90s, the show doesn’t feel dated (except maybe parts of season 1 but keep with it and enjoy the 90s feel! haha)

in some respects it actually still feels ahead of its time and many shows could learn a thing (or five hundred) from buffy

and actually so many shows today actually owe their existence to buffy!

importantly! the show has a nice balance of male and female characters - no one is simply a love interest

so. many. strong. female. characters. every. single. one. of. them. :)

(and so many wonderful male characters too!)

well developed characters all with strengths and flaws

and well written villains that you love to hate, or in some cases just plain love

(I should also mention, in case you weren’t aware, that there is a spinoff show that was created after season 3 and so i’ll tell you more about that if and when you reach that point!)

I better start wrapping this up even though i could ramble on for quite a while

but basically the show sends a message to all of its viewers and it’s that everyone is important and everyone is strong and i’d imagine that most people would agree with me when I say that it’ll make you a better person!

so get on netflix, get the dvds, magically summon the episodes from somewhere idk

(this next part applies to anyone and everyone!)

sit down, watch buffy, laugh about it, cry about it, scream about it, enjoy it, learn from it and most definitely come discuss it with me!

Wrong Number (Pt. 2)

dedicated to calvmhqqd :) 

read part 1 here!!!

I woke up in an unfamiliar bed with something heavy draped around my waist. My eyes fluttered open. As I looked around, I saw the arm around me was tanned with an Indian Chief tattoo on the bicep. Slowly, I turned my body so I wouldn’t wake the person next to me. He must’ve felt my movement, because he pulled me in closer to his chest.

“Y/N, you okay?” He groaned. His voice was familiar, and I was hit with flashbacks from the previous night; the scary guy who was following me, the phone booth, dialing the wrong number, Calum coming to my rescue. Calum!


“Mmm,” he moaned, opening his eyes slightly to look at me. “What time is it?”

“Uh, almost 11.” I answered.

“We have time, cuddle with me some more,” his raspy voice was begging.

“Calum, I barely know you..” Was he actually expecting me to cuddle with a stranger? I could have done that with the creep who was following me last night.

“Please?” He opened his eyes again and looked at me. He was too cute to resist. I pushed him down so he wasn’t laying on his side like he was before, and I rested my hand on his upper chest. He snaked his arm around my back and held me close. With a final placement of my head on the crook of his neck, we both sighed.

We stayed like this for a while, and it didn’t feel weird. I didn’t feel like I was being held by a stranger, it felt like the complete opposite. Calum’s hold made me feel safe and gave me butterflies in my stomach. I began to feel happier as well. The cuddling stopped when Calum sat up, bringing me up with him. “What do you want for breakfast, stranger?” He winked.

“Oh, I don’t know if I should accept food from people I don’t know…” I mocked my previous self, causing a giggle from Calum.

“C’mon.” He pulled me with him to the kitchen, and on our way there I got to admire his bare torso. He was toned and perfectly tanned. He had two tattoos on his collar bones. One read something in what I assumed was roman numerals and the other was a feather.

I sat down at the small table in the kitchen while Calum fumbled around with pans and ingredients. Before long, Calum walked towards me with two plates. “Hope you like pancakes and eggs.”

“Love ‘em,” I said as I picked up a piece of the fluffy pancake on my fork. “Mmmm,” I moaned. “This is so good.”

“Thanks,” he smiled. His smile was adorable, big and toothy. It lit up the whole room and made his hard-looking face softer. “So, what were you doing out so late last night?”

“I was at my friend’s house for a party. I figured I didn’t need a ride since I only lived about 5 minutes away, and my friends were all going the opposite way anyways.” I explained.

“If you ever need a ride, call me.” He offered.

“If you ever need a date, call me,” I countered, not realizing what I said before I said it. My face turned as red as the strawberries on my plate.

“Don’t worry, I will.” He flirted. Was that flirting? I’m not good at judging “flirting.”

*later that day*

I had left Calum’s house at around 2. He let me shower and clean up at his house so when I returned, my dorm mate wouldn’t think I was a mess. I spent most of my afternoon studying and watching netflix, trying to take my mind off of Calum.

I couldn’t help but think of him. He saved me. Imagine if that guy had caught me, I would have been raped, or maybe even killed. But I called Calum through some fluke. It was fate, wasn’t it? Fate made me dial the wrong number and call him. I’m supposed to know him.

My phone buzzed, almost on cue, and Calum’s name popped through the Caller ID. He texted me.

Calum: What are you doing later tonight?

Me: nm, just alone in my dorm

Calum: Do you want to come with me to a movie? I was supposed to go with my friends and they decided to bring dates.

Me: are you sure you want me to come?

Calum: Yeah, that’s why I’m asking.

Me: ok, pick me up from my dorm

Calum: I’ll be there at 5.

It was 4:30, and I had just enough time to prep myself for our “date.” Does it even count as a date? His friends and their dates are coming, so its kinda like a double date..

HONK, HONK! I heard Calum’s car beep from outside my window. Rushing down, I met him at his car. He stood outside near the passenger seat and pulled me in for a hug. “Hi,” he breathed.


We arrive at the movie theatre and Calum introduces me to his friends. “This is Ashton, and his girlfriend Bryana.” He pointed to a dark dirty blonde with a long mop hair cut, which I found didn’t suit him very well, but it seemed that he liked it. Calum pointed towards a tall blonde with broad shoulders. He towered above all of the other boys, even Calum. “Luke, and his girlfriend Taylor.” Calum pointed to one last character with jet black hair. He was pale and had gorgeous emerald green eyes. “This is Michael, and his girlfriend Allison.”

After a ton of polite greetings, we all walked into the theatre and sat at our seats. “What movie are we watching?”

“Jurassic World.”

“So.. a nerd movie?” I laughed.

“Shh,” Michael shushed me.

Overall, the movie was great. It had a few loud booms that scared me and made me bury into Calum, which he probably didn’t complain about. I noticed that Calum would look at me throughout the movie, kinda like he was checking on me.

The movie ended just after 8 pm, and the groups dispersed. Michael and Allie (Allison’s preferred nickname) went back to Michael’s place. Ashton and Bryana went out for dinner. It left Luke, Taylor, Calum, and I to decide what we wanted to do.

“Do you guys want to do a double date for dinner?” Luke asked the rest of us. Taylor and I agreed, because we were both fairly hungry, but Calum didn’t.

“Nah, mate. I think Y/N and I are going to go back to my place and chill.” Calum said. I turned to him with a confused expression, wondering what he was up to.

“What are you doing? I’m hungry,” I whispered to him.

“I’ll get you something to eat. I just want to get away from everyone else,” he whispered back.

So, we said our goodbyes to Taylor and Luke.

part 3???? idk this is a kinda a cliffhanger whoops ;)

also other requests are open guys!! i’m working on two more blurbs that I was supposed to write and then i’m gonna start doing requests but i have none currently so y’all should request something :P

star wars re-watch: attack of the cringe

  • okay so i actually like the political machinations in this and all of obi-wan’s parts, so if someone added a bit of nuance i’d actually watch a mini-series all about it
  • also can someone point me to a roman empire au of star wars cause yes please
  • great plan yoda send the uninitiated teenager to keep an eye on the girl he’s been dreaming about for ten years like a total nerd this will not go wrong in any way
  • padme needs to check her princess privilege if she thinks that going undercover means dressing like an alphonse mucha deity (sidenote: padme’s wardrobe was fucking amazing)
  • and then we get to the “romance”. ngl when i first watched it way back when i thought anakin was actually good at flirting. he’s not. 
  • the entire thing is so forced it’s training to be a jedi (get it? FORCEd? get iiiiit?) 
  • people say that jupiter ascending had a that romance came out of nowhere, but they flirted and saved each other and went through space bureaucracy together and had some really kinky energy flowing between them. they didn’t say i love you after like two terrible dates, a mass slaughter and a botched rescue operation
  • the worst thing is that i’ve actually complained about sand (and many other things) in the same whining disgusted tone 
  • by going from evil to savior, the sand that ended up breaking padme’s fall had a more interesting and believable character arc than anyone else in the movie
  • also padme had way more chemistry with obi-wan, anakin was definitely on to something in the third one
  • obi-wan is the babe without any power, but he’s still a babe. so babealicious. mcgregor’s alexguinesseing begins well and truly in this one. big props for managing to give a good performance despite what i can only imagine was the worst actor directing in the history of cinema
  • why does obi-wan know so many shady characters and always feels at home in dive-bars?
  • for such an advanced civilization, the cloners sure were okay about the fact that they had no space wi-fi keeping them in contact with the rest of the universe
  • “i have a bad feeling about this” whine the two jedi while padme’s in the background picking her way to freedom with the power of nancy drew’s spirit (the real source of the force)
  • i fucking love padme so much. she’s such a leslie knope about getting shit done
  • yoda being the most badass muppet since miss piggy
  • jedi really need to learn not to chop off hands and ask questions later. it happened like three different times
  • jedi are not supposed to form attachments… yet yoda stops to save the two useless idiots that were just sprawled helplessly on the floor, thus letting his opponent escape
  • jedi are the worst… and the fact that almost all siths come from the jedi order should have made them change things up a bit… like idk not being ok with slavery and leaving one of their trainees’ mother to her fate cause since they have her child they don’t give a fuck
  • fave small moments:
  • windu and obi-wan running towards each other and standing back to back
  • that one clone that was chilling off the side of the space-chopper and shooting in the most relaxed way possible
  • obi-wan being proud that at last someone was taking him seriously as an opponent when the droids backed away, only to find out that he had an alien praying mantis behind him 
  • when obi-wan tries to get up his boot lifts up anakin’s head

anonymous asked:

How exactly did the show 'take this step' tho? It seems to me this was only introduced to throw it in everyone's faces 'oh see there's your lgbt love story, stop complaining now.' Idk it's just so cheap. And I didn't even particularly want Ruby x Mulan. I just wanted a well-developed relationship. I wanted more than one episode. I wanted more than a character who we'll surely never see again. I can't help but be disappointed like I don't understand the point of it :(

OK anon. let me tell you about MY experience watching this show tonight.

I am a straight woman and a mother. I watch this show with my 8 year old son every week.  As a parent I was really looking forward to the LGBT romance on OUAT - I wanted him to watch a same sex love story on a show that was presented just as well…LOVE.

Was I excited about Dorothy and Ruby being paired up? No. It wasn’t the story I was hoping for (for a number of reasons).

But I’m glad for it still. Because after Hades turned Auntie Em into a puddle of Lost Soul I asked my kid what he thought would happen. And his response was…


Yeah, that’s right.  Despite the fact that our household speaks openly in support of ALL kinds of love, despite the fact that my kid knows queer people, and despite the not at all subtle way the show handled the story - TV is so lacking in LGBT love stories in “family” shows that my kid actually expected the TLK for Dorothy to be with a fucking DOG instead of another woman.

So was this the representation that was deserved or promised? No. But I see it, as I said, as a first step. A very long overdue first step.  In changing the landscape of OUAT and of TV.

I’m hoping there is more to come. But I realize this might be all we get. And I’m sad for the LGBT fans who have been treated so unfairly by the writers of this show. Truly I am.

But the fact remains that millions of people watched that episode tonight. And among them are probably some young girls who felt HOPE when watching two women share a TLK. So even though I wasn’t in love with Ruby and Dorothy’s “love” I still cried several times during this episode - in a very good way.

My 6x04 thought process

So these are some notes I took while watching, they really are just me rambling:

•I like how they started right away with answering what we couldn’t hear Mr.D telling Ali and Jason last week

 •15 months older than Jason…could this mean that Jason isn’t Peter’s son but instead Charles is???Could this be why Peter is/was so involved with the Radley situation and Mrs.D. It’s obvious there could be some mental health issues with Spencer, which means it could run on her side of the family.  It could also mean that Jason and Charles are both of Peter’s kids.

•"Charles is dead" hmm just like you Ali…ok. 

 •What was the point of bringing Sara into the show if all she’s going to do is shower?! 

 •Why is Tanner is still on the job? Maybe the girls wouldn’t have been kidnaped if it wasn’t for her 😒 

•Omg Caleb is just the best bf! How he worries about and makes sure her safety is number one 👌🏽👌🏽 

•Ezra better not tell Spencer to write or his hot dog story. Seriously he should stick to selling coffee and dating minors. 

•ok for real though he’s too pushy telling Spencer to go to the cops. Like do you ever just shut up Ezra?! 

•Emily, Caleb is more stable and speaks in one accent I’m pretty sure brining Caleb along is the best idea. Chill girl. 

•Ali’s hair though 👌🏽👌🏽 

•wow nice father Mr.D. Him saying that just makes me think that Charles isn’t at all dead. But it also makes me think that he was never the real father, he was never really attached to him. Like what father says that?! 

•wtf is Emily wearing?! Did she make one of her 500000 flannel shits into shorts?!  

•Seriously who isn’t dead or dying in the Ali’s family. I can’t keep up! 

 •Does this Aunt have anything to do with Bethany. Was that her daughter in Radley?? Maybe that’s why Bethany would call Mrs.D aunt Jessie. But idk lol! 

•yes Pam!! I’m sorry Emily you went through a lot so no you can’t help her. 

 •Go back to the roof Sara and stop being sketchy!!!

 •Lmaoooo love how that kid looks nothing like Jason!! That or puberty was on his side and now he’s hot! 

•Mrs.D probably lied to Mr.D about him not being dead. She was probably the only one who truly loved him but Mr.D felt he was more of a burden. But for real can someone just stay dead on this show?! 

 •why does that lighting of the house remind me of Ravenswood? Stop pushing that shit on us! 

•I’m loving that the girls are working with both Ali and Jason ❤️❤️ 

•Aria’s go to when things get tough is throwing shit around lol 

•oh hey Lorezo reject, you’ll probably only be around for two episodes bc Ezria are soulmates. I know it makes me sick too! 

•I really don’t like Emily being alone with Sara. I feel like Emily would be more safe walking by herself than with Sara at the moment *trust no bitch*

•Jason and Ali hugging *crying* 

•If Paige saw Emily and Sara in the pool she’d probably drown Sara! 


•I hate to say this but Ezra is right for once. But this is Spencer’s way of gaining control and it really does not surprise me that she is looking for relief from drugs. It would have actually annoyed if they didn’t give her that story line after the doll house. Once and addict always and addict and that’s an important aspect to her character.  

• If he’s alive (that’s IF), Charles trying to hurt her and having an obsession with her now makes sense.  Ali was this perfect kid to Mr.D and even Mrs.D. He may see something that is beautiful loved and treasured, but also someone who may have taken the love away from him that he felt he deserved. 

Over all this was an ok episode, obviously there wasn’t anything huge answered but it’s little things right now that are building up to the actual answers that we’ve been looking for!