is she wearing a wig though

2

I am screaming. I didn’t know if I could pull off Kobayashi but here I am

3

Things are so so SO close to getting back to normal–this time next month, I’ll be back to teaching. Today was really great though, because I had a meeting to attend of the newly formed LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group. Even in that safest of spaces, I just couldn’t bring myself to wear my wig, so I went without. Still, I used my female name and pronouns, which was super validating.

Long story short, the group formed out of an experience I had meeting with the faculty head of the student LGBTQ+ Center late last year; I had just begun my transition and was hoping to have a faculty LGBTQ+ group to attend. She told me that we didn’t have anything like that, so she ran my concerns by HR and, well, now we do and I’m a founding member! 😄

So yeah, this was our first official meeting where we put together our mission statement, started putting together a budget proposal, and all that kind of stuff to get recognized as an official resource group. The best part? We had to appoint member positions, like Head Chair and Treasurer, and I volunteered to be the Secretary, meaning my job is to take notes during each meeting. Now, most of the other members (including myself) are Liberal Arts/English faculty, so we changed my title to Scribe, because we’re nerds like that. Then, it was during my drive home that it hit me–I’m the trans scribe!!! 🤣

Why I ship Rapunzel and Eugene

Some people are probabaly wondering why do I ship an animated couple so much. Let me explain why using just the Tangled Before Ever After movie.

1. When Rapunzel asked “Have you seen anything so beautiful?” Eugene looked at Rapunzel and said YES

2. The moments when they almost kissed and Eugene was mad/upset that he didn’t get to kiss her

3. There was a lot of hand holding moments and I thought all of them were really cute

4. Eugene poured his heart out in the proposal and Rapunzel was so happy at first to hear what he had to say

5. Rapunzel felt really bad for saying no to Eugene’s proposal

6. The guards were front of Rapunzel’s bedroom doors and Eugene was trying to do anything to see her.

7. Then Eugene poured out his heart AGAIN to what he thought was Rapunzel minutes after his proposal

8. Eugene tried to find Rapunzel after Pascal told him he didn’t know where she was.

9. When Eugene broke down the door

10. When Rapunzel wasn’t scared to show Eugene her hair

11. When Eugene wanted to make sure Rapunzel was okay wondering how she got her hair back.

12. When Rapunzel walked into her coronation and Eugene couldn’t stop staring at her (even though she was wearing a crazy wig).

13. When Eugene said “that’s my girl”

14.When Rapunzel gave Eugene a frying pan for self defense

15.When Eugene gave Rapunzel a cupcake (just like he did in the movie)

16. When Eugene didn’t understand why Rapunzel said no to his proposal but he would do ANYTHING to make her say yes and do ANYTHING to make her happy.

THIS COUPLE IS TRUE LOVE. I KNOW THERE NOT REAL. BUT THEY SHOW WHAT LOVE REALLY IS.

Eugene tries to do whatever he can to make Rapunzel happy and Rapunzel loves having Eugene in her life but doesn’t want to commit right away because she’s trying to find herself.

(Sorry most of them were about Eugene)

Fear Potion

TW: Mentions of sexual assault, attempted sexual assault.

Dear diary,

It’s been six months to the day since I was raped.

I still haven’t gone back to school, I’m doing it all from home. It’s easier so I don’t have to face him. I sometimes miss my friends, but at least there’s Facebook. Not many of them talk to me anymore. There’s a few that do but half of those treat me like I’m… different. I haven’t changed.

That’s a lie. A lot has changed. But I’m still Alex.

And I’ve finally picked up going to the survivor support group.

The leader’s name is Krissa. She’s nice. I told them my story. For once I felt no judgment. Even my mom seems critical of my every move.

I’ll keep going back.

I don’t know if I can survive this still.

I survived today though. That counts for something, at least.

Keep reading

Fue un flechazo

2,36pairing: Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle x Reader

relationship: romantic

request: no

plot: Jaime and Reader have know from working together in the team, it goes through the stages of the relationship. 

key: (Y/N) = your name. (H/N) = hero name. 

words: 2,369

A/N: Please forgive me if any of the Spanish is wrong, or if this is offensive or if I get something wrong. Some of this will be based on research, and google translate (which is not the best), so please, if you feel like I need to change something then please tell me. From what I’ve researched, Fue un flechazo means ‘love at first sight’, please correct me if this is wrong.  Also, I might make this a series? Like do every bit in more depth? Or maybe a part two? Idk yet. But tell me what you think!


December 1st, 2015 - The First Meeting.

“(H/N).” Turning to look at her team leader, the frown on (Y/N)’s face turned into a small smile as she let her hands fall to her sides from their former crossed position as she walked towards Nightwing and her other teammates, as well as what seemed to be a new member of the team. If she recalled correctly, his name was Blue Beetle and he was Ted Kord’s successor.

“Nightwing, Wonder Girl.” Looking the boy up and down, there was much left to the imagination as his armour covered him very well, but as he pulled back his mask and his face was revealed a rush of blood went up to the young girl’s cheeks, causing a small blue to show on her cheeks. He was certainly handsome, in her opinion anyway, and she felt an undeniable attraction to him then and there, but it was an innate attraction that she couldn’t quite explain.

“Jaime Reyes, this girl has roused a physiological change within you. Your pupils have become dilated, your heart rate has increased a considerable amount, and you are perspiring more than you previously have been. These are all signs of attraction. This is dangerous. She will be a distraction.” Rolling his eyes under his mask, Jaime mentally cursed at Khaji Da and started to mutter under his breath, telling the scarab on his back to shut up and back off, as he retracted his own mask.

Though, he couldn’t deny that he was telling the truth. The girl in front of him was absolutely stunning, her face wasn’t yet hidden behind a mask and he could see the same reactions in her towards him that he towards her (though he had some help from Khaji Da when it came to that) and he was undeniably attracted to the girl, though he wasn’t quite sure because it was only their first meeting after all.

“Who’s this?” Her voice was sweet and it cut through his thoughts, bringing him back to reality once again. “I’m Jaime Reyes.” ‘That was not a smart decision Jaime Reyes, you should not have told the girl your real name’. Holding his hand out, he smiled as (Y/N) reached her own hand to take his in a firm handshake.

“(Y/N)”.

January 1st 2016 - The Team Notices

Running her hand through her newly freed hair, as she usually wears a wig as part of her disguise, a yawn passed through (Y/N)’s lips and a smirk crawled onto her face as she watched Jaime and Beast Boy. “Come on now boys, play nice.” She placed a hand on Jamie’s shoulder and smiled at the boy.

‘Jaime Reyes, your body is still reacting to (Y/N) like it is your first time meeting her. Shall I release some hormones to try and control this.’ “No, leave things alone.” Muttering to the scarab, Jaime looked to his friends with slightly wide eyes as he realised (Y/N) had raised her eyebrow at him due to him, once again, talking to himself, “I was talking to Khaji Da.”

Nodding a soft ‘Ahh’ left (Y/N)’s lips, “Well, you should tell Khaji Da that he needs to stop interrupting conversations.” Letting out a chuckle, Jaime turned to fully face the girl with a small smirk, “Trust me, I’ve tried. It’s not working.”

Placing a small kiss on his cheek, (Y/N) smiled, “I know. I was only teasing.” A blush rose onto Jamie’s cheeks as he absently reached up to touch his cheek where she had kissed him  before she walked away, “I’m going to get changed. Wait for me and we can head back together?”

Jaimie was slightly taken back from the kiss on the cheek to vocalise a reply and so he only slowly nodded while (Y/N) let out a giggle, a small blush forming on her own cheeks as she saw how he reacted as she never imagined him reacting like that.

A sly smirk spread across the lips of Garfield as he watched the interaction and he rose an eyebrow as he lightly punched Jaime in the shoulder, bringing him out of his daze to rub his arm where he was hit. “What the hell? What was that for ese?”

Nodding towards the girl as she disappeared down the hall, Garfield crossed his arms over his chest and scoffed in disbelief, “Can you be any more obvious?” Jaime’s eyes filled with confusion as his face contorted to match them, “What are you talking about?”

“You have a thing for (Y/N)!” Now Jaime scoffed, rolling his eyes he defensively crossed his arms over his chest and looked away from his green friend, “No I don’t.” Now Jaime could hear Nightwing chuckling from his position at the computer system as he started tackling the mission report.

“Jaime, you’ve had a thing for her since you meet her last month!” Letting out a puff of breath, Jaime didn’t believe what he was hearing, yeah he knew he was attracted to her but that didn’t mean that the others had to know about it! But apparently he wasn’t very discreet about it.  “Don’t worry about it, she has a thing for you too.”  This caused Jaimes original blush, that was only small and on his cheeks, to flare up and cover his entire face.

As she walked towards the room where all the clothes and suits were kepts, (Y/N) was joined by Bumblebee and M’Gann who had mischievous smirks on their faces as they both looked at the girl, which made her sigh and ask the question that had been hanging in the air for a while, “Why are you looking at me like that?”

“Oh it’s nothing.” A small giggle passed M’Ganns lips as she continued, “We were just talking about how you have a thing for Blue Beetle.” Stopping dead in her tracks, (Y/N) stared at the two girls with a mortified blush on her face due to the fact that they had worked it out.

“How the hell did you figure that out?” With a shrug of her shoulders, Karen answered this time, “Oh just the way you stare at him when you think no one’s looking, the smiles that you share only with him, oh, and the blush on your face just now confirmed it.” With a roll of her eyes, (Y/N) let out a scoff and looked to the girls, “I’m not blushing.”

That was a lie, (Y/N) felt like her face was on fire with the way it heated up when they revealed they knew about her silly little crush, and that’ all she thought it was. A silly little school girl crush.

“Sure you’re not.” And with that, the three girls walked in silence to the changing room.

By the time (Y/N) had returned to the training area, Jaime was as red as a tomato due to the teasing he had to endure from Nightwing, L’Gann and Garfield and (Y/N)’s face almost matched his due to the teasing she had gotten from M’Gann and Karen and as the two left together, the five that had been teasing them stood with a smirk on their face.

“So, who wants to bet on how long it takes for them to get together?”

March 30th 2016 - The First Reunion

(Y/N) had found herself distraught over the small time that Jaime had been gone, mainly because he wasn’t gone simply because he needed a break but because he was kidnapped by a man the team once considered an ally. Someone they trusted. So, she sat in the bioship, making sure it was ready for when the team completed the mission instead of fighting, her emotions would just get in the way and made it more likely for her to lose control of her powers.

Once L’Gann brought Jaime back to the bioship (after been blown back by his own power and the power of the Black Beetle they had encountered), she rushed to him and wrapped her arms around him, careful not to hug him to tightly and to be mindful of his injuries. He returned the hug, bringing her in closer to himself as he did. “I’m so glad you’re okay Blue.”

Pulling back from him, she looked over his body, even though it was protected, for any obvious signs of injury. “Are you hurt?” Smiling at the girl, Jaime shook his head ‘no’, even though he was sure he had some bruising and some fractures, so he wouldn’t worry the girl. “I’m okay.”

As she smiled back, “I’m glad.” Leaning forward, she kissed the boy on his protected cheek, which caused him to blush but it was blocked by the armor on his skin. As they travelled back to base, Jaime lay with his head on (Y/N)’s lap at her request and the two talked to distract themselves of what just happened as the rest of the team looked on with soft smiles.

June 13th 2016 - Fighting

Neither (Y/N) or Jaime had seen this coming, he had previously betrayed the team and knocked them all out so he could get the crystal key and then he lied about it. Then he seemed to be all buddy-buddy with the enemy, the Reach, even appearing at their conference. It was almost like he was acting a puppet and not himself.

Now, they were fighting. Khaji Da was easily able to use Jaime to subdue Batgirl and Impulse, but (Y/N) was harder to take down due to the fact that her powers were rooted in magic and the scarab had a weakness when it came to magic. So, with the help of Rocket she was able to trap Jaime in a bubble of magic that he couldn’t break.

“I’m sorry, this has to be done. You are out of control Blue.” It appeared that Jaime had looked at the girl, but she knew it was only the scarab and that Jaime had no control of his actions at the minute.  

June 14th 2016 - The Second Reunion

(Y/N) stayed with Zatana in the temple of Isis as the team dealt with Green Beetle, she was tired but she knew she could persevere for the sake of Jaime. With her hands placed on the ground, she focused and started to chant alongside Zatana, giving Zatana whatever power she had left to complete the ritual.

(Y/N) had gone into a trance like state and so she ignored the fighting around her, and has no memories of what happened during the spell, but she knows that when she came through, Jaime was back. He was himself again and this time he hugged her first, wrapping his arms around her waist and lifting her off the ground and into his chest, whispering gentle ‘I’m sorry’s’ as he did and nuzzling his head into her shoulder slightly.

June 16th 2016 - The First Kiss

It had been a few days since they had gotten Jaime back to normal, a few days since the display at the temple and yet (Y/N) could still feel Jaimes arms around her as she sat atop her roof in El Paso, looking up at the night sky.

She honestly thought she was dreaming when she felt warm arms drape around her and when a soft voice murmured, “You’re going to get sick.” Letting out a chuckle, (Y/N) turned to Jaime with a small grin on her face as she did, “So? This night sky is worth it.”

Sitting down beside her, Jaime let out a chuckle and looked up himself, “I guess you’re right.” They both sat in silence for a while, enjoying the sight of the stars in the sky, the silence only being broken when a shooting star flew through the sky and (Y/N) quietly said, “I guess we have to make a wish.”

Turning to look at her, Jaime got lost in how she looked to him in that moment. The moon was shining down at just the right angle to make her face light up and her hair sat beautiful around her face (though she would insist it was messy) and the way her eyes sparkled as she stared out at the stars made it seem like the entire galaxy was inside them and he knew in the moment that his wish was ‘I want to marry this girl’. “Yeah, I guess we do.”

(Y/N) could feel Jaime’s eyes on her and that made a blush rise to her cheeks, she had to admit it now. What she thought was a silly school girl crush was something much more and it terrified her. Jaime was everything her mother ever wanted for her, he was everything she wanted for herself at age of 16 and she felt she was too young to know what love felt like, but from what she had been told about it she could say that that was what she was feeling.

Turning to Jaime, (Y/N) meet his stare with a small smile, “What? Have I got something on my face?” There was a playful tone to (Y/N)’s voice as she asked the question and reached up to wipe away anything that was there but that hand quickly feel away as she heard the next words from Jaime’s mouth.

“Puedo besarte?[1]” She was shocked, not because he had reverted back to Spanish, because it was normal for the two of them to switch between the languages, especially when it came to private conversations like this, but because she didn’t expect this. She could seem to find the words to say and she simply nodded yes and as Jaime leaned forward, so did she and the meet in the middle with their mouths moulding together as if they were meant for each other. And it seemed that the feeling that both had from their first meeting, that feeling of uncertain attraction had melted away into a feeling of certainty, a feeling of rightness. Like this was supposed to be.


[1] Can/May I kiss you?

Prince Adam Headcanons

Yeah I just physically couldn’t. stop. myself…

Word Count: um…a lot. I might as well take out the dots and make it an imagine bc LOL I GOT A LIL CARRIED AWAY HERE

A/N: yes, I’m still working on my Gaston series, but while I’m writing that, here *dumps fanfic in ur lap* have these post-curse headcanons that I thought up at 4:00am of the purest most adorably precious cinnamon roll prince ever

Originally posted by imanewrevival


  •  Prince Adam still literally unable to wrap his mind around the fact, even weeks after the curse is broken, that someone could find it in them to love him in his darkest and most hopeless of times
  •   Adam, not surprisingly, suffering from post-curse nightmares. He’ll dream that he’s once again the vain, cruel prince who turned away the rose, and wake with hands clutching at his chest and face to make sure that they’re not animalistic and covered with fur again
  •  on nights when the dreams are particularly bad, he’ll wake you and you’ll stay up till dawn comforting him, his head on your chest or in your lap while you whisper soothing words and brush your hand through his hair
  • sometimes you’ll snuggle into him and place your cheek on his shoulder, bringing your fingers up to his face and tracing his cheekbones, his eyebrows, and his jawline with soft strokes to remind him that his features are human again, and always will be
  • Adam catches your hand and gently presses his lips against your fingertips, his eyes closing and his forehead furrowing before kissing your palm. When his eyelids open, his gaze locks on yours and you almost can’t breathe for the amount of love in his stunning blue irises that shine like moonbeams
  • eventually lulling him back to sleep by singing or reading softly, admiring the peacefulness of his expression as he dozes, marveling at how truly lucky you are to love someone so beautiful and pure and to have his love in return
  • having literally the most perfect and healthy relationship ever. Seriously, the two of you are the stuff of romance novels (the happy ones that aren’t all dramatic and angsty). You can practically read each others’ minds, which really comes in handy when trying to find each other new books to read. You know everything about each other. How you like your tea, what position you find most comfortable to sleep in, your favorite author, your favorite composer, even what things you find annoying or frustrating
  • One more time now: RELATIONSHIP GOALS
  • being able to match Adam’s mischievous side with your own. Don’t get me started on snowball fights during the winter seasons which always leave you soaked to the bone (much to Mrs. Potts’ amused dismay when you leave puddles through the halls and on the stairs) and grinning like idiots. Mud fights are frequent during the summer as well (poor Mrs. Potts indeed). You never miss a chance to enjoy the fresh scent of rain after a summer storm, so you head out with Adam to enjoy the dewy gardens…then come back looking like you bathed in a swamp
  • just. imagine. tho. You’ll be sitting on a bench glossing over a book, or breathing in the crisp warm air when all the sudden you glance up and see Adam looking at you from a few feet away, his lips upturned in a smirk and his gaze peering through his eyelashes. He slowly brings one hand around from behind his back and you see a ball of sticky brown mud oozing between his fingers. You barely have time to growl, “Don’t you even think about it.” before it smacks you in the face, instantly dribbling down your neck and shoulders. Adam’s deep laugh bounces off the statues before it’s cut off by the sound of mud splattering against the back of his head. Total chaos ensues, and the cleaning staff shares a collective sigh as the sound of hysterical laughter from the gardens meets their ears
  • fervent apologizing on both your parts to the gardeners afterwards
  • kisses. Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the camel, the k i s s e s. Kisses that stop time. Kisses that make the ground spin under your feet, or sometimes even make the ground disappear completely. Standing with your toes touching as Adam brings both hands to the sides of your face, dips his head and kisses you with such deep, slow passion that you forget who’s air you’re breathing, or you forget to breathe entirely. Gathering the fabric of his shirt in your hands and standing on your toes to be even closer to him. He brushes his thumbs across your cheeks, and when you finally break apart, you can’t move or draw oxygen for several seconds after. In these moments, if he were to ask you the sum of 2 + 2, you would only be able to answer with his name
  • waking up to feeling the feather-light touch of his lips against the side of your neck, along your jaw and on your cheek, unable to conceal the shudders that ripple along your skin or the butterflies that fluster uncontrollably around your stomach. Feeling him smile against your shoulder when he runs his hand along your arm and feels the goosebumps that his actions have caused, asking in a deep, husky morning voice if you’re cold or if there’s some other reason for the reaction. You sit up and stuff a pillow in his face
  • he’s not the only one who uses affection to rouse the other from sleep. Before the break of dawn, you’ll wrap your arm around his torso and lightly trail kisses across his features. On each of his closed eyelids, his nose, his cheeks, the corner of is mouth until the arm that he has around your shoulders tightens and pulls you against him, his lips spreading in a drowsy smile. After he’s awakened, you wrap yourself in blankets and lead him by the hand through the silent castle until you reach the tallest tower. There you stand in his arms, his lips pressed to the top of your head as the two of you watch the sun rise over the distant hills and flood the skies with pale pink light
  • spontaneous dances. This is 100% a thing. Imagine standing in the library at one of the tables, alphabetizing a stack of volumes when Adam’s arms wind around your waist and his firm chest presses to your back. “Do you hear that?” he’ll ask softly, prompting you to grin as you hear Cadenza’s playing a few rooms away. Before you know it your swaying to the sweet rhythm, then Adam’s twirling you across the floor, lifting you into effortless spins and dipping you nearly to the floor, making laughter flow from your lips
  • making faces at each other from across the diner table
  • holding balls and dances at least once a month to stay connected with the rest of Villenueve, and even though Adam is supposed to be socializing, he can’t help staring at you practically the entire night
  • Plumette helping you get ready for said parties, lacing up your dress and fastening back rebellious strands of hair when Adam appears in the doorway, his eyes widening in loving disbelief at your astounding beauty, which of course makes your face turn the color of a ripe pomegranate. Plumette smiles, her hands on your shoulders as she says, “Isn’t she a vision, my prince?” Adam’s shakes himself from his stupor and responds, “One almost too beautiful to behold.”
  • your face reddens ten shades
  • pet names. And lots of them, though mainly “love” and “my darling”

      • “(Y/N), I’m not wearing that.”  

      “Oh come on, it’ll look wonderful.”

      “It will look ridiculous.”

     “But Lumiere looks so dashing in them, I don’t see why you wouldn’t.”

      “(Y/N), it’s got bloody bows in it.”

     “It makes it look more fashionable. Now just try it on!”

     “I’d rather be a beast again.”

     “Oh honestly, it’s just a wig.”

     “Take one more step and I’ll throw that thing in the fire.”

  • the staff of the castle may as well be payed family members. Plumette is of course your best friend, Adam’s being Lumiere. Mrs. Potts is a second mother to you, and Cogsworth is always overjoyed to play the part of the father figure. Maestro Cadenza and Madame Garderobe took you under their musical wings as soon as the curse was broken, and you can never go through a conversation with either of them without being called “my dear” or “darling” at least five times. Your closest bond however is with Chip, and often you’ll glimpse Adam sitting with the young boy on his lap as well, exploring the surface of an atlas or looking at old maps
  • Adam being brilliant with children, despite thinking that he’s not. Sometimes he’ll watch you interacting with Chip and find himself wondering what it would be like to start a family of your own someday, not noticing the soft smile that graces his lips at the thought of it
  • going on adventures together. Not major ones necessarily, but even small journeys through the nearby mountains and forests are enough to mostly quench your wanderlust. You’ll often drag him to the top of a hill that overlooks Villeneuve and the surrounding countryside, standing with hands linked as the wind rushes over you
  • returning from such journeys to the warm castle, Mrs. Potts setting out tea by the fireplace, and you curling up against Adam by the huge marble hearth, practically on his lap with your face buried in his thick, smooth hair. Your fingers absentmindedly play with the laces of his shirt, his heartbeat echoing smooth and steady against your chest. Adam draws you closer as the warmth of the crackling fire surrounds you in a drowsy haze, pressing his lips to your forehead and murmuring a tender, “I love you.” to which you smile and tilt your head up to meet his eyes. “And I love you. For evermore.” His smile makes your heart swell to the point where it aches with happiness. “For evermore,” he replies.

uuugghhhhhh save meh plz

Surrender

In many ways, deep and superficial, this ep was all about surrendering one’s self - on every level imaginable. Everyone in the ep had something to surrender. 

Claire.

I loved how her journey in this ep was constructed, how important it was for us to see her dream and lust for Jamie the way she did first, which tainted all her encounters with Frank after. Because while her memory of Jamie was vivid, and as powerful as it was, there was something elemental missing. No matter the physical needs, nothing would or could satisfy without the emotion, without her heart.

“I’ve seen ye so many times,” he said, his voice whispering warm in my ear. “You’ve come to me so often. When I dreamed sometimes. When I lay in fever. When I was so afraid and so lonely I knew I must dies. When I needed you, I would always see ye, smiling, with your hair curling up about your face. But ye never spoke. And ye never touched me.”

The show’s gone and applied this perfectly to BOTH of them in this ep. She turns to Frank and says “I miss my husband” and she does, it just isn’t Frank. But it tries to serve a purpose, her trying to catch wisps of Jamie’s ghost, while attempting to try and make things work with Frank fail miserably, coz there’s one thing neither can run from - it will never be Frank she sees in those moments. “Open your eyes” he tells her over and over, but she can’t, because if she does, the echo of Jamie she’s trying to recapture, disappears, she shatters the illusion. Everything about their sex (esp the second time) felt awkward, uncomfortable and forced. Nothing felt naturally flowing - for me anyways. When he called her “Baby” I was like NO bitch, reel that shit back in!

I legit CACKLED when we see the wide shot of their bedroom at the end and you see the twin beds! It’s something I was not expecting but welcomed with open arms lol!

Everything with Claire and baby Bree was so beautiful to see! Claire’s baby voice she uses for Bree is something I can just listen to all day. And wee Bree’s wee yellow bonnet is just the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, and dem chubby cheeks - I DIE! 

Claire and Joe’s intro was lovely! I totally got an excited jolt when he walks in and immediately makes his way to her - like recognizes like! Friendship from the first moment!

Jamie.

Shell of a man is how everyone had been describing what Jamie would be, and shell he was. Down to the way he walked and carried himself (at times even doubled over like he had a serious case of appendicitis), every step he took was unsure, laboured. He stood folded within himself. Even when he spoke, the lackluster way he said things, there was no recognizing the man he used to be. Only in very few glimpses did the old Jamie peek out. Ian described it perfectly when he said Jamie’s phantom limb was his missing heart.

I’d been very apprehensive about how the show would handle him and Mary, but was pleasantly surprised to see just how close they stayed to the book. It was awkward and sad, and made me feel exactly as I did when I read it in the book. I loved the addition of him being unable to open his eyes, just as Claire couldn’t look at Frank, Jamie couldn’t look at Mary. And even though he gave her the kindness of saying “It’s something I do”, we know and Mary too knew it for the lie it was. 


Additional Thoughts:

- I loved how everyone had something to surrender in some way, shape or form. From Jenny surrendering Jamie to the redcoats which was deeply laced with a bitterness that he’d forced her hand, forced to give him up. Their last convo was so much more than just a show for the redcoats - she meant every word she yelled back at him - she would never forgive him for forcing her hand the way he did. To Ian surrendering his freedom for Jamie’s - and later Jamie doing the same for them. To Fergus losing his hand because he refused to surrender to the redcoats all episode, his defiance lost him his hand. To Frank surrendering to the realization he’ll NEVER have Claire back. To the professor who had to surrender to the changing times whether he liked it or not. To Claire surrendering her sexuality knowing nothing she did would be enough to satisfy that part of her she lost with Jamie. To Mary surrendering to the realization that even as Jamie kissed her, he wasn’t with her in the moment. There were so many levels of relinquishment in this ep that no one came out unscathed.

- Can’t wait to see Claire kick all kindsa ass in the next ep as Dr Claire! Seriously, when that professor was like “Alright Gentlemen” when he knew she was sitting right there, I was even more ready for CEBRF to dominate these assholes! 

- Anne Kenney’s comeback was well worth it! She totally made up for 2x08

- As apprehensive and critical as I’ve been, there’s no denying s3 has started off amazingly. Strong and true in tone and motivation for Claire and Jamie. Moments I thought would leave me ragey, so far, haven’t.  I even didn’t mind the expansion of Mary’s character (though NGL she got to do something I always wished we’d see Claire do - Shave Jamie lol). Moments I thought would be pushed to their unnecessary limits, haven’t. YET. 2 straight eps I’ve enjoyed, and I’m really, genuinely looking forward to next week’s ep! 

- “We’re here for the Dunbonnet. He wears a brown hat to cover his red hair” *literally the next scene* Jamie with his free flowing long-ass hair with a bonnet that concealed fuckall! I honestly don’t see why they unnecessarily over exaggerated his hair/beard as much as they did. The wigs in general were just terrible lol (feel like I’m gonna be saying that a lot)

- Curious to see whether they can keep this momentum going, but by all accounts they haven’t fucked this season up yet, as a lot of us were fearful they might. Next week has nothing problematic in terms of story, and I think we’re ALL looking forward to Claire and Frank’s epic showdowns to the end, and Jamie’s search for his white witch!

- One more major hurdle, guys! I have but one hurdle left to go and I don’t have to think about it for a blessed 2 weeks!

I’m still so happy there’s a trans man in this manga. And he’s handled so respectfully

So we have a gay teenager as the protagonist, a lesbian woman with a wife, a cross-dressing middle schooler who’s uncertain if he’s a trans woman or just likes wearing dresses and wigs and makeup, a trans man (who’s honestly a saint), and… Anonymous. Whoever she is (I personally headcanon her as nonbinary but that’s just me).

Though, this manga is heavy. It’s about a kid dealing with the self-hatred and homophobia and the others dealing with transphobia and lesbophobia, etc. and they find a small community where they can love and support each other.

It’s reduced me to tears so many times…

the angels all wear suits, but they don’t have a good sense of fashion… so the results are somewhere between horrifying and hillarious

and since you can’t acknowledge the angels, nightvale citizens have developed a sort of unspoken game of “how long can you go w/o reacting to the angels outfits”

the angels know about, and eventually willingly participate in the game, wearing more and more extravagant outfits (ie. victorian ball gowns paired with swim goggles and nikes, or a sweatsuit and a medieval crown

josie has the record, obviously

josie is also now one of the angels, in light of recent events, and happily joins this game

she does have a fashion sense, but it’s more fun to play along

ofc she always goes absolutley above and beyond, to the point of city council actually breaking and doing a double take when they see the looming figure of Angel!Josie wearing angel wings, a bright red wig, an ill fitting pair of bloomers, a neon crop top with blue and green stripes that seem to switch around constantly, aviator shades, a sun hat, and knee high converse

cecil has been mistaken for one of the angels before because of his ridiculous fashion sense

seriously though some days he rivals Josie

19 Reasons the New Spider-Man Movie Will Be Unlike Anything You've Seen Before

Like many other superhero movie fans out there, I suffer from a serious, life-altering condition known as Spider-Man Fatigue (SMF). I’m a fan of the early-2000s franchise starring Tobey Maguire, and I willingly sat through Andrew Garfield’s take on Peter Parker in 2012 and 2014. But when I heard Marvel and Sony had combined forces to tell a new version of the young web-slinger’s story for a third time, I audibly groaned. Another one? Seriously? Then, I saw Captain America: Civil War. This Spider-Man, played by 20-year-old British rising star Tom Holland, is only in the movie briefly but seems immediately lighter and funnier; he meshes perfectly with Tony Stark and the rest of the gang. Could it be? Could Marvel have finally found a way to stop my skeptical eyes from rolling at each mention of a new installment to his story?

To figure out, once and for all, whether I’d be able to enjoy a sixth Spider-Man movie, I flew down to Marvel’s Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, where the team behind Spider-Man: Homecoming filled me and a group of other journalists in on what’s in store for Peter Parker this time around. We arrived on production day 46 of 74 and were treated to tours of a few sets - including a massive portion of the Washington Monument that Peter climbs and a full-size (but still partial) replica of the Staten Island Ferry designed to split in two for a fight scene - and an enlightening conversation with Eric Carroll. The coproducer and director of development for Marvel explained to us the basic story of the film and what Homecoming is trying to achieve with this iteration; chiefly, they want it to feel fresh and new while still going back to basics in terms of Peter’s story.

Later on that day we got a better idea of just how basic Carroll meant, when we watched Michael Keaton and Holland film a scene in an old, empty warehouse, where Peter Parker confronts the Vulture dressed in a very, very basic version of his suit (which you can see above). After chatting with Keaton, Holland, Carroll, director Jon Watts, and more members of the production team who’ve helped bring this movie to life, I can confirm that any fellow sufferer of SMF needs not fear: Spider-Man: Homecoming is going to leave us all with our jaws on the floor.

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  1. This will be the youngest Peter Parker yet. At just 15 years old, Marvel has given us a glimpse at Peter in all of his awkward, nerdy, angsty glory. As we saw in Civil War, he’s not only figuring out the limits of his powers, but also learning how to balance his life as a student and friend, as well as a superhero. “[It’s] the whole aspect of keeping him grounded and making sure the audience sees a kid as a superhero,” Holland explained. “Because we’ve seen the sort of Norse god, we’ve seen the billionaire, we’ve seen the soldier, now we get to see the kid. And one of the most important themes of the movie is, what would a 15-year-old boy do with superpowers? So, sort of opening act to the movie, you see Peter really trying to discover who he is, what he can do, which is something I feel like we haven’t really explored massively in the previous movies - is seeing Peter make mistakes and try and rectify them and try and learn exactly what he can do.”
  1. They’re staying true to his Queens, NY, roots. If you hear “Spider-Man” and immediately conjure images of him slinging his way around Manhattan’s tallest skyscrapers, think again. “If you think of New York, you always think of Manhattan, so it’s a very conscious tonal choice to say he is not in Manhattan,” production designer Oliver Scholl told us. “Manhattan is always across the river, it’s where he aspires to be. That’s where the Avengers’ tower is - across the river looming in the sunset. But he’s not there yet.”
  2. So, no skyscrapers for Peter? This Spider-Man is still unsure of his powers and therefore isn’t keen on jumping off 40-story buildings. “Spider-Man starting out - he’s not irrationally afraid of heights, but he has the fear of heights that all well-balanced people do,” Carroll said. “So he’s going to work up to becoming the Spider-Man we know he will someday. But we will not see him swing down Fifth Avenue in this movie. We will not see him 40 stories off the ground acting like that is not the most terrifying thing he will do that day.” Luckily he’ll be much more at home in the low-rises in Queens.
  3. Aunt May is getting a face lift. Following in the footsteps of Rosemary Harris and Sally Field, Marisa Tomei is the next Aunt May. She won’t be wearing a white wig or sitting for hours in the makeup chair to make her look older, though; this Aunt May is “more of a big sister” figure to Peter, who encourages him to go out and be social.
  4. Uncle Ben will be basically nonexistent. Although Holland kept information about Uncle Ben’s role in this Peter’s story under wraps, Carroll confirmed that the character will be alluded to at best. Here’s hoping we never have to see Uncle Ben bleed out on a sidewalk somewhere ever again, right?
  5. The Avengers are responsible for creating the Vulture. Remember all of that talk about how superheroes are never held accountable for all of the destruction their giant battles cause? Well, Keaton’s Adrian Toomes (aka the Vulture) is a direct side effect of The Battle of New York. Toomes owns a salvage company, which is hired to clean up the Avengers’ damage around Stark Tower. He’s elated over scoring such a big contract, only to be told another company - called “Damage Control” - is handling the job instead. As a blue-collar family man just trying to get by, he’s furious. This is what eventually sends him on a collision course with Peter.

  1. The Vulture salvages his gear from The Battle of New York. Although Toomes and his men are kicked off the project pretty soon, it’s still enough time for them to steal some alien tech they find amid the detritus. This is how Toomes is able to build wings for himself, and how some of his men - who later become Marvel villains the Tinkerer and the Shocker - get their own powerful tools.
  2. The Vulture is a totally new kind of Marvel villain. Loki and Ultron might have been hell-bent on taking over the world, but the Vulture has smaller goals in mind. “He’s somewhat of a victim,” Keaton said Toomes’s motivations. “He takes things in to feel like a victim. And some of it is justified actually, because he believes that there is an upper echelon of society and people who are getting away with a lot and have everything, and there was a whole lot of folks who are working hard and don’t have much. Does that sound familiar to anybody, given the political climate?” In the same warehouse where we watched Keaton and Holland film, we got to take a stroll through Toomes’s workshop, which is covered in crayon drawings from his children.
  3. Holland’s performance is inspired by both of the previous Spider-Mans. Holland is definitely doing something new with his character, but he wasn’t afraid to pick and choose elements from Maguire and Garfield. “It’s difficult to not take any influence from Toby and Andrew because they both had such great versions of the character,” he said. “I think from Toby, I’m taking the kind of less cool side of things, whereas Andrew is very cool and very sort of contained. I thought his Spider-Man was fantastic. When he was in that suit, I thought he really came to life, and so those are the two things I’m taking from both people. But for me, it’s just making sure I feel like a kid on set and really, really be the kid that everyone wants to be, you know? To just have fun with it, and see a superhero really enjoy having his powers.”
  1. A classic ‘80s comedy inspired a key fight scene. Bueller? Bueller? That’s right, there will be a sequence of Peter chasing bad guys through a neighborhood worthy of Ferris Bueller. Hopefully he’ll use his web to get around instead of stealing his best friend’s father’s Ferrari.
  2. The cast had to watch a John Hughes movie marathon to prepare. Spider-Man: Homecoming is first and foremost a coming-of-age tale, so Watts turned to the master of such stories: John Hughes. “He gave us a lot of movies to watch,” Holland said. “God there’s so many movies, and we basically just all sat down in my house in Atlanta, all the cast, and we just watched them all in one day and just had like a Dominos day. It was amazing … Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink, there were loads of them.”
  3. Which is good, since the characters will be in high school for a while. High school will be “a big aspect” of these films, according to Carroll, which Watts echoed. “In the (Sam) Raimi one, he’s only in high school for like 10 minutes,” Watts said. “But I wanted to make a high school movie, so the opportunity to do it with Spider-Man was pretty exciting.” Homecoming takes place in Peter’s sophomore year, which means a trilogy might end with Peter graduating. Fingers crossed Spider-Man: Prom is next.
  4. Holland went undercover at a high school in the Bronx to get the full experience. “I sent him to the Bronx High School of Science, because that’s the kind of school that Peter Parker would go to,” Watts revealed. “He was so blown away by how hard the kids worked, how smart everyone was, and the thing he remarked on was just everyone was exhausted, and that’s what I remember from high school.” Holland went all-in on the experience, too, donning a fake name and accent to blend in. “I am in no way a science student, and some of the teachers would call me up in front of the class and try and get me to do equations and stuff. It was so embarrassing,” he recalled. “But it was actually really, really informative, because schools in London are so different. I would go to school every day in a suit and tie, it was just boys, and to be in a school where you can be free and let loose and be with girls was so different.” Holland swears that no one figured out his secret identity, but we have a feeling he’s going to have a harder time being anonymous once Homecoming premieres.
  1. Tony Stark is an important part of Peter’s growth. “Their relationship is so great in Civil War that you kind of feel you have to keep exploring that,” Watts said of his choice to make Tony a big part of Peter’s story. Holland says Tony is “more like a big brother than he is a father figure” to Peter because of their banter. “He picks on him,” he explained. “And he kind of is down on him quite a lot, but then there is that level of him caring about him like his own. And Robert [Downey Jr.] has really brought something lovely to the character. A very different side to Stark than we’ve ever seen before.”
  2. Tony is a little too overprotective of Peter, according to Peter. After seeing how clumsily Peter handled certain aspects of his team-up with Tony in Berlin, “he doesn’t feel that [Peter is] ready yet to be an Avenger,” Holland said. “I think he might have thought that what happened in Germany was too much for Spider-Man at that time, so he is very persuasive and he’s constantly trying to get Peter to stay in Queens, and save cats out of trees, and stop the burglar, and blah, blah, blah, and nothing of this scale.”
  3. Say goodbye to Harry Osborn. In an effort to make Homecoming feel fresh, Carroll said that “our goal was not to see what’s already been seen.” This means Peter’s BFF-turned nemesis will be missing, along with Oscorp and the Daily Bugle. Fortunately Peter finds a friend and confidant in classmate Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon), who will no doubt ground the blossoming superhero.
  4. Say hello to a sick new suit. According to Carroll, Peter’s suit (courtesy of Tony) will include features like “a heater, lights, surveillance data, airbags, taser-webs, and mutliweb shooters.” Not too shabby for a 15-year-old from Queens, right?
  5. Holland does not share Peter Parker’s reflexes. There’s a scene in Homecoming that sees Peter handling liquid webbing, but it didn’t take long for Holland to be barred from playing with it. “As soon as they gave it to me I dropped it and it smashed everywhere. It’s literally day one,” he laughed. “It was this clear liquid and then I poured this yellow liquid into it, then mixed it, and it would go fluorescent white. I was like 'Oh this is the coolest thing ever’ and just smashed it everywhere. So, they immediately took it off me and I wasn’t allowed to play with it.”
  6. Holland confirms that Zendaya is the perfect actress for the job. When news first broke that Zendaya might be playing iconic Spidey love interest Mary Jane Watson (although she’s been referred to as “Michelle” so far), some despicable corners of the internet decided to throw a tantrum over the fact she isn’t white. Fortunately Holland can attest that of anyone tasked with dealing with these particular haters, Zendaya probably does it best. “Z is so powerful and so strong-willed that it’s not going to shake her at all,” he said. “She has such a large following on Instagram, and the majority of those people all love her. I feel like our generation is moving past this whole [idea] that you can’t cast someone who’s not of the right race for a character, and I really think we’re breaking through and changing that, and Z is perfect for it.” We have to agree.

See Spider-Man: Homecoming when it hits theaters on July 6!

anonymous asked:

with the new TV spot released did you notice they changed ethan's wig? but because the trailer was shot a year ago do you think this will be the final spongebob look? i really hope not, it's so ugly. :/ I didn't love the wig from CHI but if he HAS to wear a wig i can't believe i'm saying this but i'd rather they bring the old wig back tbh. it wasn't great but instead of making the wig better like i hoped they made it worse.

Yes, I did. I’m not loving it either. :(

You know what? Because the trailer is technically old footage (according to Tina Landau’s insta, they shot the trailer in June, she posted a behind the scenes pic on 29 June, 2016 not sure if that was the actual date in which the trailer was shot though but I assume it was) I’m hoping this will NOT be the final look. But not sure. My theory is that I’m actually thinking that look came out AFTER the look he had in the boot? I’m not sure when the boot was shot as I didn’t film it, but it’s possible the boot was filmed in early June BEFORE the trailer was made.

For example, this wig that we’re used to is pictured here from 20 June (may not be the date it was taken but it must’ve been before the 29th):

http://www.playbill.com/article/the-verdict-see-how-chicago-critics-reviewed-broadway-bound-spongebob-musical-com-387800

Since they had previews in Chi from June 7 to July 10, 2016 I’m not sure if they shot the trailer before or after or somewhere in between. The footage they used from the Chi news clips, however, shows his wig styled like it is in the boot. http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/reviews/ct-spongebob-squarepants-musical-chicago-ent-0620-20160619-column.html

The date on that article shows July though…but that may not be when those clips were shot.

So again, I’m thinking that look he has in the trailer was AFTER. That up do may end being the look they’re going for?  I think maybe the wig he has in the trailer was designed somewhere between late June or early July.

For instance, I couldn’t understand why most of the backstage pics had Ethan wearing his wig so..up…I thought he was just goofing around, but is it possible this is the look he had at one point? Were they just experimenting with the wig, trying different looks? Because the hairstyle seems to vary.

The wig is up in June 11: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGiZ8XJH9kR/?taken-by=broadwayinchicago

Then the wig here looks normal from June 18: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGz9FIxn9nm/?taken-by=broadwayinchicago

Then it’s up again. This was from June 25: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHGTRoeDqzd/?taken-by=broadwayinchicago

This was from July 2: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHXrvgHjZR5/?taken-by=broadwayinchicago

This was from July 6:

This was from July 9:

So I’m trying to follow the timeline of the wig, but it’s not consistent. Again, when the pics were posted may not be the dates they were taken, because the wig is constantly going up and down. In conclusion I’m not sure if the combed down style that we’re familiar with from the boot was the early version and the more punk rock up do is going to be the final version.

I don’t love the wig regardless but it doesn’t look like they’re gonna get rid of it, and though the one he has in the boot isn’t great like you said, I can actually deal with it. The one in the trailer is just…horrendous. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what look they decide on.

anonymous asked:

Ok but what if tooru dyed her hair? Then she wouldn't have to wear a wig. She might have to watch her roots though so they dont grow out invisible

Sorry to inform you that this is the WORST IDEA EVER™.

Because once she takes the makeup and everything else  off she is just a big lump of hair for ever.

Plus im sure Tooru enjoys being totally invisible as much as being visible.

you know when mcgonagall says to dumbledore that she wouldn’t be surprised if the wizarding world got rid of halloween and made october 31st harry potter day? imagine if she was right and harry potter day became a massive festive celebration in the wizarding community like

  • enormous hogwarts feast with chocolate lightning bolts and lollipops shaped like harry’s face 
  • instead of bats there are hundreds of baby harrys flying through the air in the great hall and harry forgets it’s going to happen every year and goes in and is like ‘AAAAAHHHHH’
  • VOLDEMORT PINATA
  • harry and hermione meeting ron in the common room and he’s dressed as harry like ‘wait, don’t your families do this every year too?’ and they’re like ‘no. no they don’t’ 
  • harry and the other muggle-raised first years thinking it must just be the weasleys being weird as usual and arriving in the great hall expecting a halloween feast and there’s dumbledore at the front dressed in a really elaborate harry costume
  • and mcgonagall and hagrid and flitwick are all sitting and eating really seriously whilst wearing harry wigs and glasses and harry whispers ‘this is the worst day of my life’
  • fred and george dressing as voldemort and accessorizing with over the top hawaiian shirts and enormous wigs 
  • the malfoys having to join in every year so they don’t look suspicious but doing it incredibly sarcastically 
  • draco in POA knowing that harry hates the celebrations so he goes in an exaggerated harry costume and spends all day going ‘oh look i’m harry potter and i’m afraid of dementors, blah blah blah’ and the other slytherins are just like ‘draco you need to get over this crush man’
  • tonks causing hysteria during her time at hogwarts when she morphs into harry and everyone thinks it’s really him even though he would only be about five at the time
  • secret DA party in the room of requirement in DH
  • umbridge banning the celebrations but the students brew polyjuice potion in secret and confuse the fuck out of her 
  • sirius and remus in grimmauld place both dressing as james and doing exaggerated hair ruffles and snitch catches all day and calling each other ‘evans’ and constructing elaborate pick up lines
  • ginny goes as lily and harry gets incredibly confused 
  • quirrell has to wear a massive itchy harry wig to keep up pretenses and it practically suffocates voldemort and then quirrell joins in with hitting the piñata and voldemort makes him go get the troll out of pure annoyance 
  • massive range of special weasleys wizard wheezes products for the day
  • colin creevey’s having a fucking whale of a time 
  • so is dobby
  • snape is 10000% done 

Everything We Learned on the Set of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’: New Looks, Potential Spinoffs and Lots of Laughs

To film the god of thunder’s latest intergalactic adventure, Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel only had to go as far as Australia. ET paid a visit to the massive sets – the largest soundstage in the southern hemisphere, for the record – which had been transformed into a bold, colorful, Jack Kirby-inspired planet named Sakaar. What follows is everything we learned from the key cast members on set – Chris Hemsworth, naturally, as well as Tessa Thompson and Jeff Goldblum – and director Taika Waititi.

“This is the scene in which Thor and everyone dies,” Waititi joked to ET, before setting the actual scene: “This is when Thor arrives in Sakaar and meets the Grandmaster, and he’s introduced to this whole crazy world that’s at the end of the end of a big bunch of wormholes. So, all the lost things in the universe all fall out of the sky into this place, this is where they’re collected and turned into other things and sold, traded or bartered. Any living thing that falls out of the sky is put into the Contest of Champions, which is what happens to Thor and that’s directly from Planet Hulk. It’s really a wild, outlaw kind of world where there are very few rules. It couldn’t be further from what Thor’s used to in Asgard.”

Re-Introducing Thor

A brand new Thor: Despite appearing in two of his own films (the original Thor and its sequel, The Dark World) as well as both installments of The Avengers, Waititi claims that Thor is “a brand new character” in Ragnarok.

“We’ve kept all the best parts of the old character, but he’s a new guy,” the director notes. “He’s spent two years on Earth with the Avengers…It’s a lot of reboot, but it’s [also] a reinvigoration.”

For his part, Hemsworth says, “We ended Age of Ultron with Thor basically leaving Earth and going on a quest to figure out what’s going on in the larger picture and how his world and his universe is connected and so on.” (He’s referencing the still somewhat confusing scene in which Thor traveled to a mystic cave and had an apocalyptic vision about the fall of Asgard.) "That’s certainly relevant here, but it’s also its own story, without sort of getting bogged down with the Infinity Stones and the several other stories interconnecting. It’s all there, but this really is his own journey.“

A brand new look: While Thor doesn’t get a complete makeover, he does sport a shorter haircut for a significant portion of the film. “There’s not a huge explanation, really. It was me going, ‘I don’t want to wear the wig every day. It takes two hours to put on,’” Hemsworth says with a laugh before breaking down the plotting around the cut: “There’s a sort of gladiatorial setting and a bit of a processing, a cleansing– kind of like prison. There’s a bit of that feel to it.”

A brand new love interest: marks the first Thor movie without Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, but though she may be gone, she is not forgotten. “We mention it, politely,” Hemsworth says. “We have a nice little– I wouldn’t say a joke at her expense, by any means, but at the two of them [and] how Thor viewed the separation. He thinks it was mutual. [Laughs.] Y'know, long-distance relationships are tough and this is as long as they get. So, they parted ways.”

Enter a new romantic interest, Valkyrie (played by Thompson), albeit one with a very different dynamic. “Valkyrie is certainly an equal, as far as [she is] physically imposing or threatening and her fighting skill set,” Hemsworth teases. “And Thor is in awe of the Valkyrie ever since he was a young boy, so he’s meeting his idol. He’s meeting his hero. He used to want to be one till he found out they were women.”

Meet Valkyrie

Who is she? "She’s a world-class warrior,“ Thompson, who starred in Creed and Westworld before joining Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, tells us. “When we find her in this film, she’s a reluctant hero. She’s someone that really gets back into the game with Thor and with the Hulk. And she’s just a badass…She’s really hardcore. I kick a lot of a**. If fact, I kick a lot of a** on this bridge.” (The bridge in question is a set piece glimpsed in the trailer, during a pre-battle standoff featuring Valkyrie, Thor, Loki and Hulk.)

The Valkyrie of the comic books is a swordsmith and leader of the fierce, all-female, winged horse-riding Valkyrior. That Valkyrie, known as Brunnhilde, also happens to be a white woman with blonde hair. “We want to make films that reflect the world that we live in,” Thompson states matter-of-factly. “And there are plenty of women that look like Valkyrie, but there are plenty of women that look like me. What was more important for Taika – and for Marvel in general – was that they found someone that captured the spirit of Valkyrie. In this case, she happens to look like me.”

Will they or won’t they? Thompson played far coyer when addressing her character’s potential romance with Thor. “You’ll just have to watch and see… They definitely have a ton in common: They both come from Asgard. They are people that are trying to figure out their moral compass, what their responsibility is to their homeland. They’re fighters. They’re tough,” she ponders. “So, I think there’s a spark. And Thor is actually a big fan of Valkyrie. He’s, like, a fanboy. If there were Valkyrie posters, Thor would have had them in his [bedroom growing up.] Like, probably right over his bed, he would have had me and dreamt about me. So, there definitely is something between them, but whether it’s romantic, who knows?”

As for the possibility of Thompson as an actress playing out an onscreen romance with Hemsworth, she jokes, “It was the biggest reason why I didn’t think I wanted to take the part, initially. I was like, ‘I don’t know if I can act that well. Like, finding him attractive would be–I’d have to dig really deep in my soul to find the honesty in that.’ So, I just superimpose other people’s faces on him and other people’s bodies.”

The Black Panther One of Thompson’s friends and former Creed co-stars, Michael B. Jordan, also recently joined the MCU – as Erik Killmonger in 2018's Black Panther – and she says they are hoping to cross superhero paths someday.

“What’s so fun about the next phase of the Marvel Universe is that the worlds are colliding more and more,” she points out. “I’m also friends with Chadwick Boseman, so I think we’re constantly going to just pitch to Marvel how to get all of the characters in one movie and see what happens.”

That said, Thompson has a different Valkyrie spinoff in mind. “I’m really into Valkyrie when she’s a part of The Fearless Defenders,” the actress explains, referencing a run in which Valkyrie teamed up with, for one, Misty Knight. (Currently on Netflix's The Defenders.) “I think it would be fantastic to have an all-star female team which includes Brie Larson. Let’s get Tilda Swinton. Lupita [Nyong'o] is in there. Just a really badass group of women that fights, maybe, all men. Like a boys versus girls. But it could be a musical, so Jeff Goldblum would be in it as well.”

Meet Director Taika Waititi

Who is he? Waititi is a New Zealand-born writer-director who has helmed wonderful films like What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. (Both of which should be required viewing, pre-Ragnarok.) You’ve already seen some of his work, surely, as Waititi made the short, “Team Thor,” which explained where Thor was during the events of Captain America: Civil War. (He was living with an office worker named Darryl.)

Waititi acts as well and cast himself in the role of Korg the Kronan in Ragnarok. (When ETcaught up with him earlier this year in the edit bays at Marvel Studios, he referred to Korg as an 8-foot tall rock creature in “a 2017 metal bikini.”) One character you won’t see is Darryl. “OK, so far that’s a rumor. I think maybe I started that rumor inadvertently, when I said there was more footage from the thing that we made and that we were planning to put out more footage…I just can’t see where he’d go in this…”

How is he making Thor his own? Thor is funny now, for one. “Sometimes I wonder how many takes I’ve ruined with just my voice and my laughter,” Waititi says. The glut of Waititi’s past work is comedic, with a heavy emphasis on improvisation, and Thompson praises her director’s ability to bring that to Marvel, crafting a lighter tone that wasn’t present for the Shakespearian Thor or brooding Thor: The Dark World.

“The exciting thing is, Marvel took [Waititi] on and instead of trying to have him fit into a mold, it really expanded the mold to include his kind of filmmaking,” she praises, with a promise that fans of the first two Thor films will still be satisfied. “It is at once funny and touching.”

“That’s definitely my background,” Waititi agrees. “I felt I should embrace that side and breathe a little bit more life into this franchise. in that sense, in the way that you don’t need to shy away from how fun these kind of adventures and these stories and these characters can be, while also retaining that epic, very dark sense that comes through from a lot of the comic stories as well. Especially with a character like Thor, it is an opportunity to see, y'know, a god, a cosmic being on a cosmic adventure, with Bruce Banner aka the Incredible Hulk. It has to be fun!”

Thor vs. Hulk

A brand new Hulk: If you’ve read everything up till here, you should hardly be surprised that Waititi is putting his own spin on the green guy and his puny, scientist counterpart. “Bruce Banner in this film is way more exciting and fun and interesting than I think we’ve ever seen him in any of the other films,” Waititi promises. And if Hulk wasn’t the first Avenger you’d think of to pair with Thor, that’s the point.

“It’s a pretty odd pairing. I don’t even think we’ve spoken onscreen before,” Hemsworth acknowledges. “We had an opportunity to kind of do whatever we wanted, and it brought out something very different in both of our characters. Both our characters are in a bit of a wacky state when they meet, because they’ve sort of both lost everything and they’re at the end of their rope, so there’s a wackiness to it.”

Civil War 2.0(ish): "It’s been something that everybody’s been waiting for a long time, to see those two face off,” Waititi says of the centerpiece battle between Thor and Hulk in The Grandmaster’s arena. “In the comic books, they’ve been doing it for years. There’s this eternal question, Who would win in a fight, Thor or Hulk? And if you go on the blog sites, people still argue that to this day.”

Seeing as both characters sat out the Avengers vs. Avengers airport battle in last year’s Captain America movie, this may feel a bit like their own version of Civil War – with less players involved, sure, but which Hemsworth argues is just as epic. He explains, “Any time we go through the choreography or talk about how this is going to happen, it was like, More! More! What else can we throw in? How different can it look? What can we do that we haven’t done before and visually up the stakes?”

Marvel fans have been clamoring to see Planet Hulk on the big screen for years and, asked to describe the battle in three words, Waititi counts off on his fingers: “Long. Time. Coming.” The director appears confident that his take will deliver, too. “We really test both of the characters in this fight. They get put through their paces,” he says. “There are certain shots that we’re planning to do in this fight, which I think are going to become very memorable in cinematic history.”

Who is she? A kickass warrior, an eccentric game maker, a cosmic road trip for Thor and Hulk and a haircut do not a Marvel movie make. Enter the big bad of the film and the MCU’s first female villain: Hela, the goddess of death, played by Cate Blanchett.

“She is someone people have been wanting to see for a long time,” Waititi wagers of the classic comic book character. “And there’s no one better than Cate, in my opinion…Obviously, she’s a great actor, but she’s also really funny. She brings something to this character that, I think, makes this probably the most interesting of all the Marvel villains that I’ve seen so far…The character is evil, then also there’s layers to that. It’s not just someone who wants to take over the world. There’s a lot more going on for her.”

Blanchett had already wrapped by the time ET arrived on set, which Waititi also lamented, saying, “You just love watching her. I was really sad when she left, because I just wanted to figure out how we could write more scenes for her.”

What about Loki? Tom Hiddleston’s beloved baddie, who has attempted to wreak havoc in each of the Thor films and more beyond that, was last seen in The Dark World masquerading as King Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and assuming his father’s throne on Asgard. (“What we don’t know is what has happened to Odin,” Waititi notes. “Which is what we find out in this film.”)

Loki’s loyalties are far from truly loyal, though – in various stills from the film, he is pictured fraternizing with Thor, The Grandmaster and Hela – so how exactly he factors into Ragnarok remains to be seen. Waititi wants to keep it that way. “Loki has been in Asgard, ruling in his own way,” he says coyly. “There’s a really fun scene where we find him in the film and start unmasking Loki and his whole journey.”

Thor: Ragnarok arrives in theaters on Nov. 3.

Hmm…I don’t know if I like everything I’ve read. I was really looking forward to Lokyrie.
Porcelain

PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION!!

This is the short piece I wrote last night. It’s got some pretty deep and dark content. It has no fandom characters and it isn’t a reader insert, it’s just a short piece that has nothing to do with my blog. It is what I wrote as a person, and not for anyone else. I wanted to share what I have created with all of you, in hopes that you like me writing even if it doesn’t have your favorite characters inside.


Requested: NOPE, I wrote this on my own for myself.

Word Count: 787

Tagging: @memento-scribet @cait-writes-stuff @kamuithedragonlord @king-wolfie@solis200213 @angstytodd @tim-help @dc-hoe @batboysimagine @maruthor @avengerdragoness


God, it hurts to love someone. It’s the worst pain imaginable, and just to add on more, there isn’t a cure. Her chest aches, her eyes water, her hands do everything they can to distract her from the cruel reality of a completely shattered heart; one so broken, the pieces can’t even be picked up. They are too small to see.

It hurts, to see him smiling without her, living his life normally, while her emotions lay deep inside of her, ripping, clawing, and tearing at her insides with such desperation you would think she was dying, leaving scars on her heart and soul, and obstructing her airway as the climb up her throat, begging and forcing their way out of her tattered body as she cries and shoves them back into the pit of her soul, frantically trying to breathe.

It hurts to watch him laugh and talk with friends while she stands and knows it will never be her making him smile. It’s almost as though everything about her was dragged off of the plane of familiarity while she digs her nails into the ground until they bleed, trying, desperately fighting, to keep a grip, but the tides of a vast frozen void rip her away, kicking her under the merciless biting water and growling waves as she grasps and pleads for air while being thrown deeper into the black depths so that the surface of what she knew no longer existed.

It hurts to hear him talk to her, as if everything was the same as before, even when he knows she still feels everything all at once for him. He assumes she is fine because of the mask she wears, only for him to miss that fact that she’s drowning and being eaten alive all at once while forcing herself to keep the tsunami of raw tears behind the carefully crafted porcelain mask.

It hurts the put the mask on and keep it firmly in place with the glue of secrets, until she is alone at night, and she can take the hammer of reality and the chisel of truth, cracking it open and then destroying the beautifully crafted lie she wears every day, watching as it shatters into a million pieces of who she wishes she still was.

It hurts that no one has seen through her delicate porcelain mask, even with the edges cracking throughout every second of time it stays on her face. Even though the contacts of happiness and hope were losing color the longer they stayed in. Even though the wig on false self-care and joy slid off another inch every time she took a step.

It hurts

It hurts so badly she swears she is being agonizingly slowly ripped apart at the seams, threads of her past attributes snapping and flying away from her cold body. Emotions shove their syringes into the cracks, inserting the purest forms of pain and misery into her already cracking body, making her the very definition of torment and torture as she lives and breathes.

Her eyes, no longer blazing and full of soul, stood as cold as dry ice and as dead as her trust. Pure streams of hope defying agony cascaded down her no longer masked face, burning her skin with the familiar feeling of loneliness.

Her hair, no longer shiny and smooth, sat tangled against her ravaged frame, greasy and stiff. So far away from the fragile beauty, it used to hold, that even skeletons of long-deceased persons would not take the tattered mess of strands.

Her face, no longer full of love and prospect, lay blank and emotionless. Agonizing tears surged down her motionless features, the features that used to display laughter and hope, and a smile so big and bright, it rivaled the sun. Her face now held nothing, it was just a shell of what used to hold humanity.

She was decimated, decayed, ruined. Nothing but a shredded skin of who she used to be. Everything that made her herself was gone. She was unrecognizable, something straight out of a nightmare. A nightmare so bad that it made the devil cower behind his throne to avoid her gaze, and yet as soon as everything had fallen, it was picking itself back up.

He watched through a crack in the door as she pulled out her glue of secrets and reconstructed herself, putting all of the pieces of lies back into place, just as if nothing had ever happened, as if he hadn’t broken her so badly she could never be found, as if he hadn’t decimated her to the point where she no longer existed. As if she was a perfect piece of porcelain.

That Halloween my best friend and I dressed as Till Lindemann and Dero Goi

I may have posted some pictures from this (Halloween 2015), but cannot recall. And since I’ve found more R+ fans by this point, y’all might get a laugh, or at least a snort, out of these. 

My best friend @codenametex-blog and I were uber poor that year (well, at least I was uber poor) so we decided to dress as our favorite rock stars for Halloween using any crap we could find… Needless to say, she is wearing leftover Hot Topic garb from high school and some wire in her nose, and I have silver cake decorations glued to my eyebrows and a banana dildo. 

It begins…

Here we are, getting ready for greatness. What is up with @codenametex-blog ‘s wig though??? I think she found that, like, under my house or something…  I’m going to be Till from Rammstein, she’s Dero from Oomph!…

World’s best Dero… world’s skinniest Till.

I am entirely grease paint and dirt. 

Tex, look at you…! he is beauty, he is grace.

We went into the most expensive home furnishing store in Los Gatos and sat our dirty asses on white couches because reasons. 

Nailed it. 

Touring together at last.

She was lost to him...💔 💭

@baileytsample and @bikingthroughhawkins asked me to tag them in my next piece! Hope you enjoy guys!

Time is such a funny thing. For some, time can move ever so slowly, slithering on, lasting a lifetime. To others, time feels fleeting, unstoppable. Things that happened so long ago, feel as though they were yesterday.
That’s how a 40 year old Mike Wheeler feels, as he talks about his childhood memories with his wife, and kids.

He doesn’t divulge a lot of information about his childhood to his family, they only really know a few, odd details here and there, like the colour bike he had, what he got on his 10th birthday, his relationship with his mother and father. His wife and kids assume that something tragic must have happened to him between the ages of 12-13, as he has never mentioned anything from that time period, only before or after.

One afternoon, his children are helping their mother empty out all the decaying, ageing boxes of clutter in the attic. They come across an old, transparent coloured box, although with all the dust blanketed over it, it’s hard to see what’s inside. They curiously dig out the contents, to reveal a battered, and fragile old battery- operated watch. They rush downstairs to ask Mike was this his, and why the numbers are stuck on, ‘3:15’.

On seeing the watch, his kids are confused as to why their father looks so longingly at it, his eyes seeming to glisten from a teardrop. They ask him to tell them about it and why he looks so melancholic. He tells them that he used to know someone…Someone who was extraordinary, someone that you may only ever come across once in a lifetime, if you’re lucky. Most people never get the chance to.

This someone was like something from a dream, a person who couldn’t possibly be real. Someone with superpowers. A person who had gone through so much pain in such a short time, yet still only ever showed kindness to others.
They would save others before themselves, do anything for you. This person was so dedicated to saving others, that they sacrificed their own life to save Mike.

He doesn’t say any more or go into any further details. His kids obviously think he’s lying, or just trying to make up a fun, story for them, people with superpowers don’t exist! Mike isn’t surprised, his mother gave him the same funny look, his kids did, when he told her too. El was a myth to other people.

The only people who knew about her besides Mike, were his friends, Lucas, Dustin and Will. Of course they had long moved away, flittered off to new neighbourhoods, living their own lives now. Through no fault of their own, they had allowed El to fade away in their memories, like the last star in the night sky, before dawn. They had their own lives to think about now, she had disappeared 28 years ago, which seemed like a world away to them. Not for Mike, everyday he remembers her sweet smile, the way she looked at him when they had been walking through the woods, and she had told him that she understood, when she had forced him to tell her about the mouth breather that tripped him at at school that day.

He remembers the soft touch of holding her hand in the science classroom, soft and smooth and the warmth he felt radiating from it. The feel of her arms wrapped around him, and the breeze in their faces that made her giggle with happiness, as she rode on the back of his bike with him. When he kissed her…the look in her eyes, the crinkle in her upper lip after he had done it, the smile she gave him. He remembers it all.

Every November, on the anniversary of the day he met El, in the woods, in the pouring rain, he sneaks out to his garden shed, nobody bothers him there. He lights a candle on a small, chocolate cupcake, and wishes for her to come back to him. She never does.

He has nothing physical to remember her by. No trinket, or photograph of her. Even his mother accidentally threw out the wig she used to wear when he was a kid. There are no documents or records of her ever even existing. This girl he had loved, still loves. A girl that had saved him, in every way that a person can be saved, only existed now, in his memory. That is how he keeps her alive.

He dreams about her sometimes at night, he sees her face looking down on him. He often catches his basement lights flickering, and for a split second wonders if it’s her? If she’s still alive out there somewhere? But then reality swoops in.

He can swear that every time it’s raining and he passes the woods by his house, he can hear a small familiar voice calling out for him.
Like this, he keeps her memory alive.

She tells him in his dreams that she will always exist as long as Mike’s heart still beats, as long as he has air in his lungs. He keeps her alive for another 40 years, its hard to remember sometimes, the pain can often get too much.

At aged 80, Mike Wheeler peacefully passes away in his sleep. He falls asleep dreaming that he is looking into a mirror. Reflected is himself, as a 12 year old boy again. Stood behind him is a 12 year old Eleven, wearing her pink, frilly dress, and her blonde wig. She looks so angelic. She looks at Mike and tells him that she’s here now, she will protect him, they can be together now, and Mike slips away in his sleep.

Anyone who ever knew who she was, knew her bravery, her strength, her courage, and were lucky enough to know her love, were all gone now. Her memory had been erased from all existence. Now it is as though, she never even existed at all.

Hair Routines

So my Truth or Dare post seemed to be fairly well received! I really liked making that one and I joked in another post about Thorne’s hair routine, and here we are. I kind of want to extend this to morning routines?? But IDK. Let me know.

Cinder: Obviously those messy ponytails that are mentioned about a million times. In terms of washing, she has to wash her hair every other day or so to keep it from getting too greasy. She learned to do it fast because Adri constantly pestered her for taking too long or raising the water bill.

Kai: As prince and emperor, he has to always look good, so he does all kinds of stuff. Shampoo, conditioner, gel, split end protection, whatever. Even more complicated than Thorne’s daily rituals. Haircut-wise, he was adamant about keeping his hair longish, because that’s how his mother liked his hair. 

Scarlet: She has to brush her hair. Every. Single. Night. Curly hair and farmwork do not mix (I’m assuming. I don’t have curly hair so…). Her grandmother used to brush her hair for her, and before that her mother. Most evenings after dinner and chores she makes Wolf do it, or he’ll offer. Often he will brush as she tells him about her day or how the crew is doing. He brushes as gently as possible. Also, she owns pretty much every curly hair product known to man. Occasionally wears a braid or two on heavy farm work days. 

Wolf: Owns exactly one comb and one bottle of shampoo. His hair hates laying flat and he sometimes has to borrow something from Scarlet.

Cress: After living for years on the satellite with her ridiculously long hair, she tries to keep her hair as low maintenance as possible. She keeps it just long enough to tie back when she visits hot places or needs it out of her face.

Thorne: SO. MUCH. PRODUCT. His hair could literally be hit with a rock and NOT MOVE. He and Kai trade hair tips and tricks (Kaiswell, anyone?). He constantly has a military style haircut and NO facial hair because they didn’t allow that when he was a cadet. Plus, his dad has a big bushy mustache, and Thorne doesn’t want to be associated or even look remotely close to his father.

Winter: Her hair routine is fairly simple. Levana didn’t allow her a lot of staff so she did a lot herself, learning from the netscreen in her room. Before her dad died, he also taught her how to wash and braid her hair properly. When Winter and Cinder were kids, they would do each others’ hair, so Winter got some practice. Sometimes braids Scarlet’s hair when they’re together since she understands curly hair.

Jacin: He does very little with his hair. All the guards had pretty much the same haircut and style. Like they even had to have all their ponytails at the same place or they would all get in trouble. Basically all he does is wash it, comb it straight, and maybe tie it back.

Iko: Even though she’s an android, she LOVES experimenting with crazy hairstyles. Sometimes she even wears wigs. She also uses her netlink to look up new hairstyles or techniques to try on the girls (and the guys). She and Cinder have a standing salon date every week. Cinder fake hates it but secretly she enjoys having that to look forward too, especially during really stressful weeks. If any of the other girls are in town they join. Iko has two specific salons, one on Earth and one on Luna, depending on where they are. She is loyal to them and refuses to go anywhere else. She knows the name of every person who works at those salons.


This concludes my TLC hair routine post! Shoot me an ask if you have a post like this that you want to see. I love writing these. Thanks!