just because it was a line from a movie

Hello graphic makers!! You’re probably aware that there is a huge problem on tumblr with whitewashing. Or maybe you’re not. As a predominantly disney-based blogger, the whitewashing I personally see are from the disney fandom, so I’m going to use screencaps from those movies to show you several quick techniques so you’ll see just how easy it is to have your pretty bright and pastel colour palettes and not whitewash characters of colour.

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Observation about Newt and Dougal the Demiguise

The first line in the movie, spoken by Newt is “Settle down, Dougal, it won’t be long.” We hear an agitated Dougal from inside the case. You might have thought Newt meant something like “we’re almost at the dock.” Buuut… he meant something else.

It JUST occurred to me that Dougal was agitated because he was waiting for the final Occamy egg to hatch. Dougal had taken a maternal role over the Occamies. The Occamy egg was in Newt’s pocket so he could keep an eye on it as it hatched (which is how he dropped it in the bank). When Newt said “It won’t be long” he was talking about the soon-to-hatch Occamy, which did, indeed, hatch shortly after. 

Prompts Time!

Oh wow, it’s been AGES since I’ve done this. *taps mic* Is this still on? 

So these prompts come from @iobeyfandoms​, and the link is here. I’m just posting my favorite ones. I’ll put the pairings that some of them make me think of in the tags, but y’all can prompt me anything!

  • I can’t tell whether this is a date because you asked to see a movie but I’m still not sure you’re queer, and I’m toeing the line because maybe you’re just trying to make friends
  • I decided to flip a coin about every decision in my life for a week and that’s how we ended up on a date 
  • We’re both meant to be going on blind dates with other people but we sat down at the wrong table and got our hopes up
  • We had one really bad date and never spoke again and now our friends have set us up on a blind date 
  • We’re going on a blind date - but wait a moment, aren’t you that went down on me in a back alley behind a club year ago? … what do you mean “which one”?
  • You’re my waiter and I’m on a really crappy date with an asshole 
  • we’re both ‘team leaders’ at a summer camp for little people and you may be hot but goddammit my collection of twelve-year-olds are going to beat yours into the dust
  • I used to be the best baker in the neighbourhood but then you showed up at Mrs Appleby’s 80th birthday with a stack of brownies which almost gave me an orgasm my honour is at stake and I’m going all out for the next event
  • a mutual friend invited us to their laser tag party and we’re the last two alive on opposite teams and goddammit if I’m going down you’re going down with me 
  • I fell in love with you three lifetimes ago and I’ve been looking for you ever since but I’ve been starting to give up and my friend’s new crush has your eyes and oh god I’m not going to steal someone’s date just because I’m hoping you’re the person I met in a past life
  • “We’re both baristas and sometimes I have trouble reaching for things and I show up to work one day to find a personalized stool with hearts and my name on it i hATE YOU but also thanks” 
  • “You are very tall and I am very short so you run into me all the time and honestly this is getting ridiculous” 
  • “I’m sorry that I got way too into playing house and accidentally kissed you passionately.” 
  • “I left my phone number on the bathroom stall wall and you text me about your day and your frustrations for a month & it’s really nice and cute but I still don’t know who you are” 
  •  “Someone wrote I’m cute in the bathroom stall and your notes match the handwriting” 
  • a scary-looking person who unintentionally makes kids cry and a daycare volunteer meet at a children-filled park
  • rebellious teenager who’s failing all their classes is assigned a studious tutor
  • “your country’s trying to take over/annex my country and you’re making it difficult to hate you because you’re so nice and attractive stop it”
  • “we’ve been engaged to be married since we were three but this is the first time we’ve met and your portraits really don’t do you justice” 
  • Trapped in a bank during a robbery
  • Somehow, we always end up sitting next to each other during the weekly gatherings to watch [Game of Thrones, SVU, Rupaul’s Drag Race, pick a show] in our dorm’s really good TV room 
  • I took a bunch of free condoms from health services just because i could and they all fell out of my bag at once and now you’re staring at me weirdly 

And that’s a wrap! Feel free to prompt me any time! You don’t need to restrict yourself to these pairings or these prompts if you don’t want to, there’s still soulmate aus, song fics, etc. Enjoy!

Queertips says: On Gatekeepers and Peer Pressure

Humans are social animals, which is why a lot of advice you read about resisting peer pressure (here meaning friends, peers or partners implicitly or explicitly coercing you to do something you’d rather not) aren’t always super helpful. Advising anyone — not just younger people, because it’s not like People Suggesting Bad Decisions disappear once you hit 24 — to just ignore the social forces at work around them is asking said young person to do a lot of difficult work in that moment to say “No, thanks, Group of People to Whom I Would Like to Belong.”

That said, it can be very helpful to have a few stock lines prepared when you’d rather not do, well, anything – ranging from turning down a sexual encounter, not performing a sexual behavior you’re not comfortable with, or not going to see the latest comic book movie because you’re just bored of that whole thing by now. Having a sense of the words you’d like to say well before you have to say them can make a huge difference, because it removes the pressure of having to react in the moment. The emotions you might be feeling — a desire for belonging, embarrassment that you don’t want to do whatever the suggested thing is, rage that another Avengers sequel is already in theaters — don’t have as much of a chance to throw you off balance when you have some words at the ready. “Not tonight, but thank you for the offer” applies to most of the above scenarios. But you know yourself and the people in your life better, and can probably come up with some good “in case of awkward situation, please break glass” phrases to have at your disposal to dissipate the power of peer pressure. 

Sometimes if the pressure is unexpected, you just feel awkward, or it’s hard right at the moment to say what you feel, you can also use a delaying tactic. Something like “Hey, I have an early meeting/thing at work tomorrow and I need to sleep to be able to do that, so, bye” can work. These are time-buyers so you can regroup and be better prepared the next time. They don’t really work as an every-time tool but can be useful if you’re caught off guard but are not into something being proposed.

The flipside of the peer pressure coin are just as common: Gatekeepers. In this case, our definition of a gatekeeper is anyone saying you CAN’T do something unless you have fulfilled their specific list of requirements. (Maybe you’ve heard of moving the goalposts, which is when someone adds new or different requirements even if their first round of requirements are met. People are wonderful at making things more difficult. Life is a rich tapestry.)

The thing about gatekeepers is, you don’t always have to listen to them. Yes, to enter certain professions or schools or, for some trans people trying to access various elements of legal and medical transition, they’re unavoidable realities. But in other cases where, say, someone is telling you you’re not ~really~ bisexual because you haven’t had sexual and romantic experience with someone on every dot of the gender Matrix, or someone saying being nonbinary isn’t a thing and you HAVE TO CHOOSE A GENDER RIGHT NOW, or really anyone saying you can’t be X if you’re Y or haven’t done Z, (unless those variables are “a doctor” and “completed medical school,”) you have the official QUEERTIPS seal of approval to ignore them. 

You are bi enough. You are trans enough. You are an artist even if you’ve never sold a painting. Identity and behavior are often correlated, but one does not determine the other.

You are the person best equipped to make decisions about yourself, your life, your body and your future. Anyone who tried to dispute that should be treated with the utmost suspicion.

Just got back from The Magnificent Seven

and UM

Red Harvest and Jack Horne’s relationship (it was there, I ended up following it through the story as one of the things that just seemed to POP to me) was beautiful, it might have been my favorite part of the film. It shined so bright and affected me emotionally because I wasn’t expecting it. Literally “You little shit. We have a lot to talk about.” was my favorite line of the movie (I hope at least one person remembers this line). I laughed so heartily at the affection in it that the people behind me kicked my chair.

I literally laughed at almost everything Jack said I loved him so much

I demand a Red Harvest spin off

Billy teaching knife class and the students not giving af and he was like HEY WTF GUYS

btw the ending of the movie…I won’t say…but that was cute and I want THAT spinoff too

Billy and Goody don’t touch me, “WHEREVER I GO, BILLY GOES” -ugly sobbing-

Vasquez shooting that guy over and over again for Faraday (still dont touch me)

and Faraday was adorable af 

and Vasquez saying cabron made me laugh so hard i love that word

the damsel in distress that was actually not annoying

the bad guy i actually liked even though he was a dick

that scene with him and Chisolm acting was on point

YO THIS MOVIE JUST EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS AND IM SO HAPPY BECAUSE IT WAS SO GOOD

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Come into the light…

I love Seth Gecko because before you watch the show u think he’s like this really cool guy™ - all bad boy swagger and coolness. But he is just.. a dumb ass. He is grumpy all the time and if he had a lawn he’d yell at the kids to get off it. His only cool lines he copied from movie characters because he is a huge ass nerd fanboy. but when he’s off the script he is just so damn stoopid (“from eyeballs to my balls balls”, or can’t even form sentences properly).

He walks and dresses all badass to intimidate but then does a super elaborate secret handshake with his brother before committing crimes - which imo kind of ruins the tough criminal look™ he was going for. Probably why he got beaten up in prison as well. Dumb ass probably tried to form a club house with secret handshakes and shit.

He is high-key stressed all of the time. If someone could read Seth’s mind it would just be high-pitched screaming 24/7. His entire existence is just Seth consistently fucking up and panicking about it - then trying to fix it while panicking and fucking up even worse. The few times he does manage to chill and crack a (lame) joke he is the only one laughing. 

Also, he is a goddamn toddler, has not yet fully understood concepts such as ownership (“it’s mine! i stole it!”). Always whining to the Mom friend™, Kate - who can’t believe this guy who kidnapped her family is now basically her surrogate bratty teenage son.

Anyway… in summary: Seth Gecko = not cool. very lame.

I’m listening again to the 2012 movie soundtrack (a terrible idea, truly, since I am now here instead of actually working) and so far, I just: 

- that second “24601″ from Javert at the beginning is so savage. Almost as much as his “no.”

- SOMEONE GIVES FANTINE A HAPPY ENDING 2K16 FOR FUCK SAKE

- The transition from Stars to the second Look Down is just so good. That’s one thing the movie did that I 100% approve completely to be honest? 

- All those characters, all the people of France, and Gavroche is still the Coolest Character ever Written. How?

- I totally remember those days where there were endless jokes on how Thénardier said “Claquesous” while lowering his voice. I so remember. 

- LES AMIS *cries*

- “What’s the matter with Cosette? Have you been too much on your own?” -> I just really love this line and it’s nOT only because that’s like, the single line of Cosette I manage to sing in a more or less acceptable voice.

silver lining

*request (cont. from previous anon) —> [Anonymous said: will you write a scenario for taeyong where you play the peppero game……] if not, then just some really soft and fluffy taeyong

Originally posted by ty0701

author’s note: 1,029 words. I had to write the second part of the request too because soft and fluffy Taeyong is what I live for. 

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Shklance Week Day 2. Movie night/Game night

They’re watching some alien fighting movie that Lance thought was cool. Initially Shiro didn’t care much for it and Keith thought it was a bit dumb to watch a movie about what they do for a living. Lance bribed them with Hunk’s space popcorn.

Later on Shiro actually kinda enjoys himself while Keith really gets into it. Lance fell asleep somewhere along the line before. He was tired after dealing with so many late nights and unlike boyfriends he can’t just shake it off. (Yeah he’s drooling all over Shiro)

Lance has so many regrets because he didn’t get to see Shiro relax and Keith geek out.

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This is @iceberg-rose ’s idea, some fluff after reading so much angst from @bosstoaster (an inspiration for a drawing I’ll be posting later this shklance week)

A Series of Unfortunate Events: S1 Review

Finally finished season one! A review (possibly a few spoilers):

THE GOOD:

This series is much, MUCH better than the movie. The books lend themselves much better to a multi-episode format than a feature film because there’s more time to do justice to different aspects of the story and the ongoing puzzle. The show dedicates two episodes per book, which seems like just the right amount of time to cover the story. Several of the lines are lifted straight from the book and the tone carries over well. It’s obvious Daniel Handler wrote the teleplay. At first I was a little distracted by Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket just because his voice is so recognizable, but after the first few episodes I not only got used to it, I came to really love his portrayal. It was just the right kind of dry dark humor it should have been, while still being distinctive as a character. I now want to imagine Patrick Warburton narrating my life.

The cast is also pleasantly diverse without drawing a lot of attention to it. Uncle Monty is Indian and that seems to make perfect sense with his character. Mr. Poe and his wife are black and I think K. Todd Freeman did an even better job of portraying the character did an even better job of portraying the character than Timothy Spall. He was the perfect Mr. Poe (it’s a pity I kind of hate Poe). Aunt Josephine is also black and while Alfre Woodard does a good job, I think I have to hand it to Meryl Streep for being the better Josephine. She was a bit closer to the books and I pretty much love Meryl Streep in anything.

Neil Patrick Harris also does a great job as Count Olaf. His disguises are excellent, his voices and accents are hilarious (using the respective accents to sing the theme song in the different episodes where he’s disguised is a really nice touch), and he really captures the threatening yet ridiculous nature of Count Olaf. I didn’t hate Jim Carrey’s portrayal in the movie, but it was a bit too manic and comedic to fit with the world.

The way they tell the story is really unique and interesting too. Even as someone who’s read all 13 books, some things still felt like surprises. There’s lots of visual clues and verbal hints that only book fans would really get right away, but I’m sure will come more into play as the series goes on. It does a really good job of staying true to what it’s adapting while still feeling fresh for those who already know that how the books go.

THE BAD:
I pretty much only have one prevailing complaint, and that is with the CGI. I think it’s extremely cheap looking and in some cases ugly and unsettling, primarily with its animations of Sunny. It may be that they were going for a certain kind of aesthetic, but I don’t find it visually appealing and the movements of the baby are deep in the uncanny valley for me. When “Sunny” is moving her lips in a specific way or moving her arms and legs, to me it doesn’t even look like the actress. It’s like she’s replaced with some sort of plasticine robot doll. I wish they had done it more like they did in the movie where the baby was normal and they just dubbed in baby sounds and captioned them. I don’t recall them making her move unnaturally.

THE WHATEVER:
Like any adaptation there are some deviations from the book. Most of them are slight enough not to matter, although there are a few things I wish they hadn’t changed, most notably with Aunt Josephine. It’s charming to watch her suddenly get the courage to stand up to Count Olaf, but the movie actually does a better job of staying true to the book in that respect. In the book Josephine is ready to sell the children out to ensure her own safety, and I think that’s important to the books themes that show how even when people are not overtly evil, they may still do terrible things because of their own shortcomings such as cowardice.

Leta Lestrange

Can I just say, I’m honestly super excited for Leta to get more than her brief picture cameo in later movies. Queenie said that line about her being a “taker”, but we haven’t even seen her in person yet, so I don’t think she deserves all the hate she’s getting. Remember, Newt was friends with her for years and Newt’s a good person, so I don’t think she is as horrible as everyone is making her out to be. It’s possible that she changed as they grew older, but it’s also possible that their personalities just didn’t match the right way to be suitable for a relationship.

Also, there are going to be five movies for the whole Tina/Newt thing to develop and honestly since it’s a foregone conclusion, I’m not particularly interested in it. It’s going to happen, so it doesn’t have to happen right away, it would be boring if they got together immediately. It would be interesting if Newt runs back into Leta in the second one, ends up (back?) in a relationship with her for a movie or two, discovers that what they have together isn’t what he needs and eventually gets together Tina and marries her. With five movies they have the time. They could even make Tina/Newt very slow burn and what until the end of the final movie for them together. We all know they will. Remember: Neville and Luna’s (amongst others) official s/o’s never even appear in the books. If Rowling had wanted to she could have simply focused on Newt’s adventures throughout the movies without bringing Tina into it at all, then at the very end have him meet her. That would have been interesting as well.

So all in all, I hope Leta doesn’t end up being made into a horrible person to make Tina look like a saint. I’m all for contrasting personalities, but in a more Betty and Veronica way. Remember Leta and Newt were friends because they were both outcasts. Don’t typecast Leta because of her last name. Don’t hate on Leta when we haven’t even met her yet.

As a former child of color, I definitely noticed when I wasn't included.

I definitely wanted to see the things with somebody like me in it, things where I wasn’t invisible. And I was desperate for movies where I was a main character with focus and lines, maybe even a family and future. So please, whites, stfu saying it’s just kids liking Disney/cartoons and “not about color” every fricking time we talk about representation paying off. You wouldn’t know because you were never in our specific shoes. We’re speaking from our experiences not your debunked color-blind theories.

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They used the implication that Jared and Jensen aren’t friends anymore at least 6 times in The French Mistake. The first time I watched it, I thought they were playing on the whole spoiled, douche actor stereotype and that it was leading to some punchline about Jensen having a bigger trailer or Jared getting top billing. But that never happened- instead they just repeated it over and over. In fact, it’s the last line of the episode. I could never understand the purpose because everyone knows that Jensen and Jared are extremely close in real life. 

When I rewatched it a couple of weeks ago, I finally got it. The title of the episode comes from the scene in the movie Blazing Saddles where the cowboy movie literally breaks through the fourth wall and into the set of a musical called The French Mistake. In an interview, Mel Brooks explained that a “French mistake” is when two supposedly heterosexual men have sex in the heat of the moment and then regret it afterwards. 

Get it? It’s a big J2 joke. In that parallel universe, Jensen and Jared did something they regret and now they don’t talk.

So not only is Supernatural the first show that included their characters’ shippers (with the Wincest mention in The Monster at the End of this Book and then by creating Becky and later by including lots of ships in the Fan Fiction episode), but it’s the first show that I know of that gave a wink to people who ship its actors. God bless this show. 

GFriend Reaction to you speaking English

Originally posted by chxiyuna

Sowon

Sowon was very impressed, she’s only ever heard you speak Korean and this sudden newfound knowledge of you only made her love you more. If you’re watching some English TV channel, she’ll ask you what’s happening or what certain words me.

Originally posted by omyseulgi

Eunha

Eunha was surprised, she didn’t even know you spoke English. Now that she knows, she’ll ask you how to pronounce things, especially names of movies that she likes, and asks you to recreate lines from her favourite movies. Her favourites include lines from Titanic, and songs from Grease.

Originally posted by navillera-eunrin

Yerin

After finding out that you speak English, she’ll make you say random crap in various accents, just to see what they sound like. She especially likes British and Irish accents. (Even though you might not be able to recreate them). Out of nowhere she’ll bring up some words on her phone and make you say them. Just because. But she’ll reward you with kisses though, so it’s totally worth it.

Originally posted by eunhasmom

Yuju

Yuju found out you spoke English when you went on holiday together. She was trying to figure out what to order, inputting some of the words she didn’t know onto Google Translate. When suddenly, you ordered exactly what she wanted in perfect English. Her reaction was “Woaah, Y/N! I didn’t know you spoke English! Can you say “I love Choi Yuna in English?” Pleaaase?” 

Originally posted by yvlsic

SinB

Eunbi was confused at first, asking why and how you could speak perfect English. As soon as you told her that your native language was English she kept persisting that you teach her English so you could have conversations that the other members couldn’t understand, well, apart from Umji.

Originally posted by 3unha

Umji

Umji actually presumed you spoke English since you met. She had heard you speak on the phone with your family once and she just never brought it up. Although, now that you know she knows, she’ll speak to you in broken English sentences. She hopes that with time, her English will improve. Sometimes you’ll have English only days, and Korean only days so you can help each other learn :D

Heathers musical theory

I just joined the Fandom so idk if this has been said-
Westerberg DID blow up in the end.
The main control for the bomb was obviously not disarmed, and taking it out to the middle of the field isn’t going to keep its radio signals or w/e from activating the bombs.

My proof (in case I don’t understand enough about the whole bomb situation)

1. J.D. says the only place that Heathers and Marthas can get along is in Heaven.
2. Veronica’s line in the reprise of seventeen, “High School may not ever end…”
3. All of the characters who die show up in spirit form, except for J.D. Why? Because he is in Hell, while they’re all in Heaven.
4. Veronica states that she “just got back [from Hell].
5. In earlier versions of the movies script, Westerberg DID blow up, and the final scene was their prom, set in Heaven.

So yeah, that’s my theory. Tbh it’s kind of an obvious one so it may already have been pointed out.

[on where her instinct in acting comes from] - I don’t know. I think it comes from the fact that I never really thought about acting as a child. It wasn’t like, “This is the career that I want to pursue.” So when I first started acting, I was more concerned with just being on a set and all of the woes of that, and I didn’t really know it or understand it as a craft yet. When I saw my first movie, I was fine, but I thought, “Oh, my heavens. It’s not about just standing there on my mark and saying these lines. I need to actually act.” It was great to have my first opportunity be such a big role, but also not great because all of the mistakes I made-the entire learning process was on the big screen for everyone to see. That’s been something, movie by movie, that I’ve been able to grow and learn from-that I always need to work harder to be better because it’s still a new craft for me.