it shows that light's changing

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Fitzsimmons + reunions
↳ “Everything that keeps happening to us, does seem like the universe doesn’t want us to be together." 

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The X-Files (1993-2002, 2016, 2018)
“Rich and layered, deep and alternatively light and tragic, it’s the show that changed, well, everything really, about how television drama was executed. It lives on even today, as we see how the protagonists of Fox Mulder the Believer and Dana Scully the Skeptic continue to influence how characters are shaped, and the way the mythology of the show allowed for primetime television to explore new roads of storytelling. It was beautiful and asked the most human of questions regarding our existence and our beliefs, but more than anything, it was a love story in every possible regard— the love for life, the love for truth, and of course, the love for each other.”

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I’m the one in the middle

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7 years of Glee:

7 years since we first fell in love with Finn Hudson, and more importantly, Cory Monteith, while singing “Can’t Fight This Feeling” in the showers

7 years since we first grew to admire Rachel Berry - as annoying as she might have been - through her passion and strive for stardom

7 years since we met with the original diva, Mercedes Jones, through the song R-E-S-P-E-C-T and her assuring us that she will forever be Beyonce

7 years since we we saw that adorkable wheelchaired kid Artie Abrams, and knew we wanted him to be a part of our squad

7 years since Kurt Hummel taught us everything this show stands for, that it’s okay to be different because your real friends will accept you

7 years since we heard Blaine Anderson sing Teenage Dream for Kurt, with over-gelled hair and the biggest smile you’ve ever seen

7 years since we instantly fell in love with Trouty Mouth through his rendition of “Billionaire” (the Glee fans still have their theories about the real reason the Kylie Jenner challenge got started)

7 years since Noah Puckerman reminded us that people do change, and no matter how much of a jackass you may have been in high school you can still come out on top

7 years since we met the most complex “prom queen” stereotype of all time, Quinn Fabray, as she taught us to chase your dreams no matter where it leads you, and don’t let your past define you

7 years since we were introduced to resident bad girl Santana Lopez, and we realized that appearances are deceiving - the high school bitch can also be the one with the biggest heart

7 years since Brittany S. Pierce proved that self-esteem is where your intelligence comes from, regardless of what anyone else says

7 years since Tina Cohen-Chang showed that no matter how dim your light appears right now, it can still shine just as bright if you want it to

7 years since Mike Chang taught us to follow our dreams, no matter what anyone else has to say about it

7 years since Sue Sylvester and her evil bitch facade walked into our lives, ruining and saving every bit of it

7 years since Will Schuester taught us to chase our dreams, if it leads to stardom or not

7 years of the show that changed our lives forever.

7 years of the show that gave us new perspective

7 years of the show that taught us about acceptance, love, and dreams

To an outsider, it’s just a show

To us, it’s family

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Thank you, Buffy.

I don’t think I could ever properly express what this show has done for me. Above all else, it’s shown me that life is worth living, no matter what. This journey I’ve been on with this show…it’s changed my life. It’s brought happiness and light and perspective and warmth. Nothing has ever done this for me before. Nothing has ever made me more…me.

So, thank you, Buffy.

20th Anniversary Buffy Birthweek: 7 Seasons  

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“Rich and layered, deep and alternatively light and tragic, it’s the show that changed, well, everything really, about how television drama was executed. It lives on even today, as we see how the protagonists of Fox Mulder the Believer and Dana Scully the Skeptic continue to influence how characters are shaped, and the way the mythology of the show allowed for primetime television to explore new roads of storytelling. It was beautiful and asked the most human of questions regarding our existence and our beliefs, but more than anything, it was a love story in every possible regard— the love for life, the love for truth, and of course, the love for each other.”

I made a little comic out of the quote that inspired me to watch The X-Files. If anyone knows who wrote it, please let me know so I can thank them.

anonymous asked:

Do u have any tips for writing English essays?

hello! i have some tips, but i’m only going to list a few because if i keep going this is going to turn into a masterpost of sorts haha! 

some tips i have for you: 

  • start with the conclusion first, and make it boom
    • this sounds weird, but it works 
    • once you figure out a bomb ending, you can somewhat get a sense of how you want to lead into it
    • make your reader think after reading your last sentence 
  • throughout the body paragraphs, lead the reader, but let them know where they are going first
    • first sentence should be the “what/who” 
    • the next few sentences should be the “why” 
    • separate ideas by paragraph to make your argument concise
  • change up your sentence length and structure to make it flow
    • if you have a bunch of plain sentences with no punctuation, one after the other, that’s really dragging the reader through the swamp. 
    • seriously, that’s like getting stopped at every red light. let them go sometimes! 
    • i’ll show an example: 
      • No changes in structure: “Romeo and Juliet was a tragedy. It was about two kids in love. It all ended in pain. There was nothing good about it. They should have never met.” 
      • Changes in structure: “Romeo and Juliet was a tragedy. It was about two kids in love, and yet it all ended in pain. Was there anything good about it? No… Turns out, they should have never met.” 
  • try not to put the same word close together 
    • i don’t know why this is bothersome, but it just is 
    • instead of saying something like, “Romeo was a good kid. People talked about Romeo all the time.” 
    • say something like, “Romeo was a good kid; people talked about him all the time.” 
    • this goes for regular words, not just names

if you want more tips, i have a bunch. just let me know and i’ll think about writing a longer list! 

A Word on Sam...

I got an ask recently that really got me thinking about some of the issues I have with how the phandom views one character in particular- Sam Manson. Because while it’s perfectly valid to critique her as a character or even dislike her, this trend of bashing Sam reflects a deeper issue with hypocrisy in how we evaluate certain characters. Buckle up, this is going to be a long post.

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with that total solar eclipse coming up on Monday, I’ve been thinking a lot about Jimjam and that ominous armor of his. i’m dying to see it in action, to know if its going to be a positive force, a negative force, or something neutral. 

its not uncommon for the emergence of a character’s darker side to be represented through a darkening of their outward appearance, and a lot of things seem to point to Eclipse being a more negative force. Heck, a solar eclipse itself is the moon blocking out the sun, literally a darkening of the daylight. But adding the Triumbric Stones to the amulet has also rewarded Jim with new weapons; “leveling up” as he and Toby put it. Which makes me think Eclipse is a more negative force but that, with a lot of self-control, it can be made into a neutral force. That corruption isn’t inevitable if the user actively works against it.

Of course, that’s a lot easier said than done. I’d be surprised (and disappointed) if Jim comes out totally unscathed and unchanged. “All magic comes with a price” after all, and this is a lot of dark magic he’s dealing with. But dark doesn’t always mean evil. I think Eclipse can be used for good, despite the price.

And if it can, if it really is like “leveling up” for Jim, will Jim ever level up again? I’d be interested to see whether Jim can wield Daylight and Eclipse at the same time and combine their powers together into one super powerful cosmic force in the end, like activating God Mode to take down the last big bad, whoever that is.

Spongebob the Musical: a Question!

So we have all obviously heard about/listened to The Spongebob Squarepants Musical by now, and I am really interested to know: what does everyone think of it?

I know that when I first heard about this show heading to Broadway last year, I thought it was almost comedic and didn’t think anyone would take it seriously enough for it to last. But now I’ve really started to become obsessive really interested in the show and almost every aspect of it, including the technical elements and casting choices (because if you haven’t realized it all of it is absolutely insane and amazing).

I guess we can just start with the obvious: the tech of this show. Oh my god. Childhood Tori is just screaming right now. And this picture doesn’t even show how dynamic the set is and how much it changes over the course of the show, with the lighting and backdrop display. And the costumes?

Like?? Are you kidding me?? There always seem to be shows where the ensemble is pushed to the wayside so that the main characters have the most intricate and important costumes, but just look at this?? Every single person in the ensemble has obviously been given personal consideration and have their own personality displayed in each costume. And not to mention the creativity put into the almost “impossible” aspects, like Squidward’s four legs and Plankton’s eyepatch to give him one eye?? (And Gary on a skateboard is just hilarious and witty.)

And the casting is just absolutely perfect. They really embraced everything that each actor brought to the table, whether it be their vocal traits or their physicality. Every voice is so different from one another and so unique, and when making the music they didn’t shy away from that whatsoever; each song showcases a lot of vocal dynamics in songs like “No Control”, but the voices also blend really well in ensemble numbers like “Tomorrow Is” and every “Bikini Bottom Day.” 

And the score. Don’t even get me started on the score.

I don’t think I’ve come across a score that’s so dynamic and covers so many genres, switching back and forth…like it’s hard? This is a show that goes as far to almost synthesize different genres together within songs, but also can go from the (kinda) rap of “When the Going Gets Tough” to the passionate “purpose” song (that Ethan Slater quite literally kills) “(Just a) Simple Sponge.” 

And Gavin Lee? He makes me laugh so hard as Squidward in “I’m Not A Loser”. It’s easy to sing material given to you, but it’s up to the actor to make the material their own and comedic and timed correctly, and Gavin does just that.

And, further, the score is not only dynamic and intricate, but it’s also so, so beautiful. The almost Greek Chorus-esque quality of the ensemble is evident for almost the entirety of the show, with the harmonies and key-changes just making the show. (Not to mention that almost every speaking role has their own song. They truly didn’t leave anyone out.)

Okay I’m surprised and super thankful if you read all of this. I’m just obsessed, and wanted to know what everyone else thinks about it. Send me an ask or comment below!

Death Note Musical Meta

If you haven’t listened to the NY Death Note Musical you definitely should go do that!

Just like in the Korean version, Jeremy Jordan (Light) uses different intonation to show the change of Lights character from “Light” to “Kira”.

Now in “The Way It Ends”, this happens too in the end and I’m still not over it. He’s singing about how L is going to die.

Light: “Feel how a minute spins now when you wish you had a minute more…a minute…more…”

In the end, his voice is more and more “Light” and this is when I realised how he’s not talking about L here, he’s talking about himself wishing he could have more time with L.

And if that isn’t genius and sad af, I don’t know what is.

So, I promised @lazy-doubleace some KnB kiddies awhile ago. I didn’t forget, but sorry it took an eternity and a half! OTL I kept making mistakes and having to fix them, barely got these to survive. owo; (also sorry that this is all i managed to do, I tried drawing Takao and Shin-chan separately too but that didn’t work out ^^’)

here’s hara sticking gum in momoi’s hair, and she goes crying to kuroko-sensei, while hara gets a time-out (not the last, I’m sure)

also:

a brat XD

Dear Evan Hansen Appreciation Post

10 Little Things I Loved:

1. The pool of sunlight created by the lights every time Evan sings about his perfect day in the orchard

2. The nerdy dance in Reinvention

3. The use of blue light to isolate a character or show rapid change in tone

4. The arguments. They were so realistic. The characters got in each other’s faces, screamed at each other, and talked over each other like real people actually do in arguments

5. The combination of acoustic guitar and violin

6. Ben Platt’s voice. It’s so beautiful and emotional and he has an incredible range

7. Ben’s posture. He slouches, fidgets, bites his nails, keeps his head down… he does a really good job of conveying the anxiety and insecurity through body language

8. The moment when Mr. Murphy breaks down and finally cries

9. Zoe Murphy’s line: that’s what happens when you’re rich and you don’t have a job you get crazy

10. Seeing Evan walking tall and proud and happy in the end

It’s such a good show see it if you can!