it's easy to see why

the thing about Bakugou is that, in the limits that his personality allows, he’s soft for Kirishima - he calls him by name, listens to him and always answers him, tries to help him out as best as he can, accepts his help when Kirishima offers it, actively works to make him feel better when he’s down, never yells at him unless it’s an answer to Kirishima’s teasing, has no problems in complimenting him and pointing out his strength, he’s soft for Kirishima

he openly considers him a friend and treats him as such, he cares and doesn’t really try to hide it, though his inexperience in showing that sort of feelings does make him come off as awkward now and again 

I guess what I mean to say is it’d be nice if the fandom could remember that, instead of writing him as angry and prickly and downright offensive and uncaring when dealing with what has been recognized by the canon as his best friend and someone he does enjoy the company of over and over again

I can find a little bit of you in everything. I can find you in the smell of freshly brewed coffee and I can find you in the warmth of a soft blanket on a cold day. I still remember the way you wrapped your arms around me so tightly and the way you smiled when you were exhausted. I can’t forget you. I don’t know if I even want to.
—  I wish it could just be us again. I need you now more than ever.
Jungkook’s mature and he isn’t like a maknae. So, Jimin is charge of being the real maknae. Jiminie has the qualities of a maknae. He gets spoiled and his aegyo is full marks (he’s really cute). It seems hard for him to say this, so I’m saying it for him.
—  J-Hope, to which Jimin replies, “I don’t know but it just turned out like this. Hehehe. Thank you♡”

y’all shall know i reach the maximum of sin and crackness when i end up doing this.

I need some input. I’m going to college orientation soon and I have to take a math placement exam beforehand. Now I haven’t taken math in a year and I’m wondering if I should study up before I take this exam. It’s not going to pertain to my major since I’m studying english. Should I study? Or just wing it?

anonymous asked:

What is Tim's relationship with his parents? I keep seeing dissimilarities in the comics and fics that I don't really know which is true. Some portray his parents as negligent seeing that they usually travel and leave Tim alone at home. Some say he has a close relationship with his dad seeing he was really heartbroken and almost resurrect him using the lazarus pit.

Hey! I’m going to give my own answer to this, but let me first attach some posts from @syntactition who writes wonderful Tim fanfiction and posts and really helped me gain a grasp on Tim’s character. She’s made some wonderful posts on this subject here, here, here, here, and here to start. There’s a ton more, just… check out all her stuff, it’s great.

Damn, now after reviewing all her marvelous work, I don’t think I’m capable of describing the how uninterested the Drakes were in parenting so let me give you the cliff notes version.

- Very young Tim (~3-5) visits the circus with his folks and snaps the last pic with the Flying Graysons before witnessing their murder. He mentioned in ALPoD that the event gave him horrible nightmares.

- Tim discovering Batman and Robin’s identity at age 9 due to Robin performing ick’s iconic quadruple somersault (it is of the opinion of this fan and other fics that Tim became a bit obsessed with Dick following the hug at the circus which was why he was able to ID Robin so easily.) He then turns his attention to B&R in general.

- It’s stated over and over in the early comics that Tim’s parents were away almost constantly. Tim never actually knows where they are in the world, they’re on the brink of divorce, Tim barely gets more than postcard from them with 2 or 3 sentences.

- Tim is beginning his Robin training, doubting himself, when Jack and Janet are kidnapped. Bruce tries to save them but Janet dies and Jack is left in a coma. It’s not really openly stated, but it’s kind of assumed Tim is staying with Bruce while his father is in the hospital. It could be writing, but Tim isn’t overly sad after the initial shock of his mother’s death. I say it’s because he loved her as an ideal, but he didn’t really know her as a person.

- Time passes, Tim grows as Robin and gains some friends and confidence and boom, Jack Drake is awake, wheelchair bound and ready to make things right with his only son. Not. Jack is constantly nagging at Tim for not spending more time with his Dad (despite the fact that Jack does whatever he wants regardless of Tim), he’s angry at Bruce for being a better paternal figure than he was and once Jack starts dating his PT Jack basically says ‘bye son’ and goes back to his own life. Tim isn’t too surprised at any of this and is just trying to keep his vigilante career going.

- Again, more time passes and Tim is struggling with his dad. Jack is… really being a shitty parents overall. Because Tim is being ‘problematic’ (IE not being this perfect son Jack expected and to do whatever he wanted) he keeps trying to send Tim to boarding school. Tim is visibly injured and his dad, talking to his face, doesn’t notice or care. Jack regains his ability to walk, marries Dana and things are still tense but manageable.

- Then, whoops, Tim’s been outed as Robin. Still not clear on exactly what happened there. Anyway, Jack is pissed and forces Tim to stop being Robin. Tim does which is when Stephanie takes over. Jack, again, is being a shitty parent and getting angry over the fact that Tim isn’t happy with his new, civilian life cut off from all the people who’ve supported him while Jack was doing his own thing. Tim tries to make an effort to bond and eventually he and Jack are better able to form a tentative relationship

- Steph dies and Jack has some weird change of heart and let’s Tim be Robin again. Tim and Jack now have a better relationship that’s… kinda out of nowhere. But Tim is Robin and clearly working on repairing a relationship he’s never really had.

- But! Jack is targeted due to his relation to Tim and is killed by Captain Boomerang. Tim is incredibly upset, I’ve said my reasons for that here in this post because to me; Jack and Tim never had a good relationship but Tim mourned the possibility of one happening that likely never would have.

- Now whenever Tim’s parent are mentioned it’s very tragic and they were loving and perfect but??? they say absence makes the heart grow fonder and, again, it’s my opinion Tim mourned the idea of loving parents. That he convinced himself that their treatment of his was normal and okay and maybe even deserved but they were his and he loved him despite the fact that they didn’t treat him right

Why is everyone so pleased over the Try Guys thing? And their defense (as always) seems to be “it’s just a joke, it’s not that deep” but if they weren’t suggesting dnp are a closeted couple then they’re implying there’s something inherently funny about two guys making out. Either way you look at it seems pretty fucking shitty to me, especially given dnp were in front of that same audience a bit later.

@staff @support

can we like work on a better blocking system instead of garbage like letting people see our liked posts???? Cause I mean, usually… when you’ve blocked someone… you don’t typically care to have the blog content recommended all the time

I saw a post going around asking what you feel is the scariest part of the house, but now I’m curious: what do you think is the most safe place in a house? Where do people go to hide in comfort? Reblog and put it in the tags~

@Dante I am so sorry

There once was a poet from Florence
who traveled with uncommon endurance
to heaven, through hell
where fainting, he fell
but was bolstered by Virgil’s assurance

Hi, just popping by to say can we not shame people for liking or not liking tracks from the album, it’s not very nice to make people feel bad about it

Fighting with personality


Its common to watch an action series and become amazed by the well choreographed action. But, its uncommon for said choreographed action to be perfect sync with said characters personality.

Its a strange phenomenon to watch unfold, yet satisfying, watching character whom’s main traits are exaggerated throughout a fight. Exaggeration is no stranger when it comes to animation, it being the main focus when wanting to emphasize an emotion or action.

Rwby’s main cast start as familiar archetypes, hothead, calm and collected, hyper, mysterious, nothing to go home about. What makes these archetypes shine is how their portrayed during an action scene. The promotional material for the series being a great introduction to the characters abilities, styles and weapon. Though the character who’s style got me to make this post isn’t of the main cast, more so a second protagonist.


 

Pyrrah, a worrior with both shield and sword is a great example. She is strong and dependable, during her arc in the story she’s developed and becomes an important asset as the series goes on. She’s a great character, and even greater fighter. Being one of the best as told to us in the series, its easy to see why. Her style of fight fits perfectically with her personality, animation being the medium of choice allows the creators more freedom when it comes to shot composition. Showing creative camera angles and unique transitions.

Never have I seen this done in another show, usually going for showy and fast pasted or slow and detailed. Its not a bad thing most shows do this, but it would be interesting to see this technique used more in media.

Victra and Sevro

So a couple weekends ago, before I created my account, I was looking at tumblr posts about Red Rising and found a review of Morning Star that got me thinking. The main things the review talked about (can’t remember who posted or reblogged it) were hof Victra and Sevro hooking up felt like it came out of left field and only served to “make Victra seem less harsh by giving her a love interest” iirc. Admittedly, the execution does feel rushed, but as I though about it, I realized why Pierce decided to pair them up: because their character arcs complement each other, because they both have the same core, that actually ties into one of the series’ themes about family being more than blood, as pointed out in an eloquent post I found on @aubellona’s page.

Spoiler warning (obviously)

Throughout Morning Star, both Sevro and Victra define themselves by their biological families. In the wake of Fitchner’s death, Sevro is desperately trying to fill his father’s shoes but feeling that he never quite gets there. He’s trying so hard to be his dad that he doesn’t feel like he can be himself around anyone, even the rest of the Howlers. It’s only after his and Darrow’s fight on Phobos that the self-imposed burden of living up to Fitchner’s legacy is lifted from his shoulders.

Victra, by contrast, feels that she will always be defined by who her mother and sister are, rather than who she is as a person. First with everyone being suspicious of her in Golden Son, and then with her brutal beating of Antonia in Morning Star. She feels that because she and Antonia are related that she has the same darkness deep inside her, and it takes Sevro’s hanging himself later in MS to make her realize the whole “family is more than blood” idea I mentioned above.

Looking back, its easy to see why Sevro and Victra ended up together. They were two people who both felt defined by their families learning to value themselves as individuals separate from their blood relatives. The reason it seemed rushed the first time reading through it was because Sevro completed that arc faster than Victra did. But with this in mind, it no longer feels so sudden: What at first seemed like a sudden hook up can now be recognized as Victra’s completion of her character arc prompting her to propose.

One of my favourite things ...

 …about the Dangerverse is how open it is in terms of interpretation and representation. there are multiple characters whose gender and/or sexuality is purposely ambiguous, the way the gay relationships are introduced and portrayed is pretty natural and chill, and gee confirms vaya and vamos as genderfluid and encourages people’s gender headcanons on twitter, and everyone in the fandom is super accepting of each other’s interpretations, and that’s just another reason why I love danger days and everything it gave us so so incredibly much.

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shared motivation : keeping the avengers the family together

motivation for μ's fictionkin!!
  • honoka!: you are so full of energy and you persevere through everything!! μ's wouldn't exist if it weren't for your spirit and refusal to give up. you're a great leader and many people look up to you!!
  • kotori!: you're so kind and loving, and you stick with your friends through thick and thin which is great!! youre also super fashionable and id let you design my whole wardrobe if you wanted. people love you and cherish you!!
  • umi!: youre so smart and strong, and you always do your very best, and encourage others to do too!! you don't let your friends quit, and your lyrics and training helped μ's have the best shows they could!! people admire your smarts and your strong heart!!
  • rin!: youre so happy and fun to be around, who wouldnt want to be friends with someone as sweet as you? when youre around, people cant help but smile and share your joyful, fun energy!! you are adored by so many people because you always cheer them up!
  • hanayo!: oh-so passionate and oh-so sweet, even if you dont realize it youre an idol through and through!! your friends are all cheering you on, and we know you can do great things!! youre a wonderful lovely rice goddess or god or whatever you prefer to be called!!
  • maki!: cool, calm, and collected. thats you!! youre so intelligent and talented and full of passion that will help you achieve all your dreams. people love to be around you and feel like they can learn a lot from you!! (also what shampoo do you use your hair is so good)
  • nico!: the number one idol nico-nii~! you are the best idol you can be because you don't give up on your dreams, and everyone notices!! you are as amazing as you believe you are, but despite that you still love your friends and they love you too!!
  • nozomi!: your spiritual powers aren't the only powerful thing about you!! your own spirit is so strong and yet still so gentle. you helped guided μ's in its early stages from the sidelines. μ's really wouldn't be μ's without you!! you overcame shyness which can be hard to do sometimes, and because of that you made so many great friends that love you!!
  • eli!: you're so bright and mature, and youre a role model to all your friends!! everyone wants to be like you, and its easy to see why. everyone respects your beauty and your smarts, and they love your fun, silly side as well!! no matter what, i know you can do anything you want to using your wits and your charm!!
MOONLIGHT

(2016, Barry Jenkins)

Two years ago, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood was one of the major talking points of the year in film – a breathtaking journey that showed the coming of age of its main character over the course of 12 years. It was easy to see why it drew the acclaim that it did, yet at the same time centering a story around the experience of growing up as a straight white male in America gave off a slight whiff of been there done that. The technique was impressive, but we’ve seen that story told time and again over the decades in film. Something that we haven’t seen nearly as frequently, if at all really, is an equally affecting and intimate portrait of the existence of a gay black man portrayed on screen. Barry Jenkins is here to start to redress that balance with Moonlight, his first film in eight years, after his debut feature Medicine for Melancholy. Chronicling the transition from adolescent to teenager to adulthood, Jenkins casts three different actors (Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes) to depict Chiron, a man who spends his whole life struggling to find acceptance as he grows up in a rough neighborhood in Miami.

Forging a relationship with local drug dealer Juan (Mahershala Ali), who becomes a father figure to make up for the absence of one, and his affectionate partner Teresa (Janelle Monae) isn’t enough to save Chiron from the beatings at school that he receives for being different, the difficulty reconciling why it’s so hard for him to fit in, or the troubles he faces at home with his unstable addict mother Paula (Naomie Harris). It’s a very specific story, beautifully told with a style from Jenkins that resembles a form of meditative cinematic poetry, yet the greatest strength of Moonlight is that it never feels like a film that shuts off those outside of this particular experience. Rather, Jenkins builds a bridge of understanding that draws natural empathy for the struggles that someone living this life endures while also bringing forth universal themes that we can all relate to. I’m certainly not someone who has had to live with the difficulties that Chiron faces, but I was constantly finding moments and ideas throughout the film that spoke to my own experience, from the themes of loneliness and feeling like you don’t belong, to the ease with which you can slip back into the comfort of an old relationship, even after all of the terrible things that happened to drive you apart from that person.

For Chiron, that person is Kevin, a close friend who is also played by three different actors (Jaden Piner, Jharrel Jerome, Andre Holland) through each of the different time periods that Moonlight traces. Every actor excels in this remarkable ensemble, to a point where it’s almost disingenuous to really point to anyone as being the standout of the cast, but the film really hits its high point in the final section, almost exclusively devoted to one night between the two men years after they had gone off their own ways. Seeing them come back together, after so long apart with such different experiences, speaks tremendously to the power of what Jenkins gets across in his film, and the chemistry between Rhodes and Holland is positively electric. As is the case with the rest of Moonlight, there’s no pomp to Jenkins’ portrayal of this encounter, none of the exploitative poverty porn that can seep into films rooted in these kind of communities, nor any showboating from the director or his cast that would feel disingenuous in a film as quiet and unassuming as this. Jenkins simply lets this story exist in a way that feels organic, never drawing attention to itself, but always feeling potent and made from a place of deep understanding. It’s wonderful to see a film depicting this kind of experience being embraced as wholly as Moonlight has been, and one can only hope that it will open doors for opportunities to see a wider range of experiences portrayed in film moving forward.

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