lizzy will appreciate this

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Pride and Prejudice Meme: Favorite secondary character
↳  Charlotte Lucas

▌a review: Book of the Atlantic

~read after the jump at your own risk~
Kuroshitsuji: Book of the Atlantic
劇場版「黒執事 Book of the Atlantic」

Alright, this post contains very specific spoilers for the new film in Japan! 

I’ve watched it twice during the premiere weekend. I’m writing this as a personal keepsake for myself, but am allowing others to read, share, and discuss. For the love of all things kuro, read at your own risk!! 

I recommend you bookmark all reviews, and wait to read them until after you watch the movie yourself. 

I promise you it will be worth the wait when you can just enjoy the experience yourself first!!

If you want a tl;dr basic little review, see the first point. If you want to spoil yourself rotten with each and every specific detail that stood out to me in whatever way, skip down to the second point. Your own risk!! 


basic review

The movie was beautifully animated despite having spare brief moments of questionable budget. It moved in a steady pace without feeling too slow or fast, and felt like a creepy thriller. It is packed with violence, gore, and a threat of danger. All of the major scenes and moments that make the Campania arc complete were included in the film, and I loved it enough to watch it multiple times in one weekend. I would watch it a third time in theatres and will definitely preorder the bluray and soundtrack!

a very detailed spoiler review

warning: there are spoilers after this jump & it is a long read. bring tea.


Updates

8-26-2017 “That butler, resting” blu-ray comic translation
8-25-2017 Japanese blu-ray release
8-25-2017 I’m creating & linking edits that coincide with this review!


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From eeveebethfejvu to miskatonicwhaler: “Post-LC, Royal Spymaster!Daud forced to go to a fancy Dunwall party and taking wild, unmannered Lizzy Stride as his date (to the horror of the aristocracy and to her utter delight). Bonus points if Lizzy gets to wear her tiara.”

AHHH THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN TO DRAW

anonymous asked:

I am actually rather happy to see Ciel and Lizzy's relationship moving forward this Arc. He will open up/learn to appreciate her more and she would also be more comfortable about being the wife of watchdog. Prior to this, Ciel virtually excluded her from his dark world and Lizzy was constantly frustrated because she could not figure out what went wrong

Hey Anon :) Aaaaah……. I don’t know about the “moving forward” part. :/

I mean, don’t get me wrong, obviously this arc is supposed to develop Ciel’s and Lizzie’s characters as well as their relationship, but… seeing as the ending could go in many different ways as of right now, it’s also possible that this arc won’t entirely solve everything and in that case, well, things might not necessarily change in the best way.

I definitely agree that this arc has Ciel worrying about Lizzie more than usual mainly because the arc is long when it comes to the timeline (the whole thing with Lizzie and Ed started in August and we’re now in mid-November)…

But also because Ciel now fears Lizzie could be Bravat’s hostage…

And this situation is not something Ciel is used to, which is a good hint for more development indeed, but… the problem lies mostly with Lizzie for this arc. 

Currently, all we have are guesses for the truth behind this arc, so we can’t really be sure of why Lizzie decided to stay at the Sphere music hall even though she’s so unhappy there, just like we can’t be sure of who the real mastermind is, even if the most popular guess is UT for now. 

So, the fact everything is unsure because we’re (us readers but also Seb and Ciel) only starting to get into what’s really going on doesn’t help us on Lizzie’s situation:

  • We don’t know what Lizzie was told and we don’t know if whatever she was told is true or false
  • We don’t know if she’s just a bait/hostage to trick Ciel or if the mastermind really wants something from her directly
  • thus we can’t say much about if she’ll go home or not at the end of the arc.

I personally don’t think Lizzie will die in this arc, but I have no certainty either about everything being solved nicely and Lizzie going home, mostly because we’re at a turning point in the plot, as Yana’s editor confirmed at the beginning of this arc => So this arc could be used as a way to develop Ciel and Lizzie’s relationship with a happy ending + a life going back to normal once the arc is over, or it could be used to give them development but without everything being solved nicely at the end.

For example, let’s say the mastermind is indeed UT, I’m not the only one thinking it could be more interesting for the narrative if Lizzie were not to go home at the end of this arc, because it’s about damn time that someone Ciel really cares about opposes him for his own sake and not just during one arc. 

TL;DR ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

  • development for Ciel/Lizzie/their relationship? Yes, definitely!
  • Lizzie dying? Nah, because counterproductive towards Ciel’s development in my opinion 
  • Happy ending? Honestly I couldn’t be less sure of this, especially considering that Lizzie was probably told something important and that it will probably have an influence for the rest of the story.
  • Lizzie going home? I really can’t say at this point, but I personally hope she won’t, unless she comes home with the will to change things thanks to what she learnt during her stay at the Sphere music hall.

Yana tends to make sure everything gets more or less solved at the end of each arc though, but still, Lizzie is like UT, she’s an important character so I really wouldn’t expect everything to go back to normal once the arc is over. 

I hope it makes sense Anon, sorry if it didn’t, haha!

Have a nice weekend :)

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the blacklist appreciation week | day six [favorite story arc]

lizzy on the run. the first ten episodes of season 3 are some of the best. i loved red and lizzy working together, even if it was to just keep her alive lol. also, megan looked really good as a blonde and i’ll never be over it. (this scene is also so great because glen is in it)

Kuro Reread: Ch 14

The Raven references.

Ciel tries to shoot Sebastian, who then proceeds to smile and talk about tea.

Is this Sebastian’s payback for chapter five?

Aw, more CieLizzie hugs.

Frances is a strict mother. 

Wait… I thought Sebastian could’t lie? Could I was born looking this way be interpreted as I (Sebastian) always looked like this? Japanese is tricky like that, right?

Frances Midford is the most fearsome character in this manga. Beware of incurring her wrath with  your fringe.

Aw, Frances and Alexis are truly adorable.

Even a demon and a villainous noble are no match for her motherly concerns. 

Sebastian takes Frances to the stables. Because his staff is quite competent… at causing disasters, that is. 

Let’s take a moment to appreciate Ciel and Lizzie looking cute on a horse together.

More Sebastian is a dog jokes. We always need more of those.

Ciel is competitive. That little smile…

This right here has always been my problem with Ciel and Lizzie’s relationship. You can’t shove your own version of happiness at someone else and expect them to want it/it to fix them/that they’ll be ready to accept it. Especially at the expense of your emotional well-being. Even today, we teach young women that this sort of sacrifice is a good thing. something to be romanticized. It really isn’t.

Ha, competitiveness runs in the family, I guess?

I love how his first instinct is to jump in front of her and protect her from the bear.

Ciel just earned Frances’s admiration. Not bad for a 13 year old kid. Not bad at all. 

Why would Sebastian be so careless as to leave the knife behind though? Did he want her to notice? Or did he simply assume she wouldn’t?

Frances almost expressed non-dislike for Sebastian. The end must be coming closer!

Aw, the servants really love their master. And Frances does too.

Have I ever told you how much I love this woman?

He made cake for Ciel. I… don’t know what to think about this. Did he do it simply because it’s his duty as a butler? Or to irritate Ciel? Or did he think Ciel wouldn’t pass up desserts anyway, despite the occasion? 

Sebastian licks chocolate off his fingers. Because fanservice

Agni and Soma’s first appearance!

This chapter turned out twice as time-consuming, since I accidentally deleted the post 33 pages into it. Oh well… I’m just happy it’s over now. *takes a bow* 

anonymous asked:

For the prompts meme, could I ask for #53 - Red & Liz? :) (#81 is soooo Red! lol) Thank you!!!! You are amazing!!!!

53. I’m flirting with you.

Alright, that took the cake. Literally.

Red watched as Lizzy popped a piece of cake - the one she had just stolen from his plate - into her mouth, lips parting in obvious delight as a content moan escaped her throat.

It wasn’t that he minded, no. It was just that Lizzy didn’t usually enjoy the places he picked for their little lunch dates - or, well, she usually wasn’t this open about her appreciation for them, anyway. Oh, she tagged along, alright. With a grim frown on her face that made her look as if he were leading her right up to the scaffold.

But for some reason today was different though. Throughout their whole lunch, Lizzy had been surprisingly tactile, openly stealing bites off his plate, brushing her hand against his when he passed her the sugar, moaning blissfully at the taste of her chocolate tart. She was smiling at him, too. Warmly and - if he didn’t know any better - almost adoringly.

As if she actually liked him.

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elizabeth keen appreciation month | day five: tom keen

Red: Be careful, Lizzy. Because the truth of it is, once you start down this road there’s no logical place to stop. You can see to her education, health insurance, housing. You can watch her or have her watched, keep her safe, try to ascertain her hopes, dreams, desires. Pull strings, call in favors to discreetly smooth the path. And for the first few years, it may work. You’ll draw some measure of virtue from being her invisible benefactor. But that won’t last. It’s all a fraud. That it’s really not about her at all. That it’s all about you. And you’re just going through the motions to salve your own guilt. Look, all the money, all the time and effort, all the favors in the world cannot possibly equal what you took away from her. Everything else is just a nice gesture.

like there was nobody else in the room

Pairing: Henry / Lizzie (The White Princess)
Summary: Jasper thinks Henry and his band need a new sound. Henry thinks they’ll never find the right fit, especially not at an amateur night in a no-name dive bar–and, of course, a certain blonde proves him wrong. { modern au | ~1.4k | teen+ }
a/n: Inspired by Ed Sheeran’s Galway Girl. I meant to post this around Aug 22, but alas, real life got in the way. Enjoy anyways!


Slouched in his seat at the back of the bar, Henry pulled his cap lower and wondered why he had let Jasper talk him into this. They had gone through an absurd number of auditions at the studio, and still no one was the right fit for the band. He still wasn’t sold on needing that extra member; their sound was still good and they had two radio-worthy albums in three years to prove it.

As both agent and family friend, Jasper didn’t agree. A fresh sound is what you need, he kept insisting, something that will be your mark on the music world. And apparently an amateur night at this back-alley dive bar nestled in the heart of Cardiff was going to where they found that game-changing sound. Lord help them if they were recognized, or if someone managed to actually catch Jasper’s interest.

“Sit up,” Jasper murmured, halfway between exasperation and amusement. “If you miss out on listening, I’ll just drag you back here again next weekend.”

Henry sent him a long look. Jasper just chuckled and clapped him on the shoulder. “It wasn’t too long ago you and your mates were playing in gigs just like this, boy. Give it a chance.”

Because Jasper wasn’t wrong, reluctantly he straightened to attention. The first group was setting up, and Henry eyed them. As he watched them fumble through the process–not from nerves, but from inexperience–he reached for his beer and took a large gulp.

It was going to be a long night.

* * *

Unsurprisingly, the first band had made his ears bleed, but the next solo singer and the guitar act that followed her weren’t half bad. Still, nothing remarkable enough to attract his attention. After two more sets and twice as many rounds of beer, even Jasper had leaned back in his seat and let his eyes drift away from the stage.

As the second-to-last performers stepped up to play, Henry motioned to the waitress for the bill. He had indulged Jasper long enough. The experiment had failed, and he was itching to get to bed so he could be in the studio tomorrow to finally start working on their next album.

“Not long until the end,” Jasper offered halfheartedly, but when Henry shook his head in protest, he didn’t argue.

Henry only noticed the small band had started playing once the lead started singing. They were good enough, maybe the best of the night. Though he wouldn’t be around long enough to make that judgement in full.

By the time they started their second song, the bill still hadn’t arrived. Huffing in annoyance, Henry craned his neck looking for her. She was nowhere to be found, and instead, one of the performers caught his eyes. Or rather, her backside did.

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anonymous asked:

How does mycroft react to the queen grilling him about his love life?

Pretty much the same as he would with his actual parents but at least with ‘aunt’ Lizzy Mycroft appreciates her concern and is more willing to talk to her about the situation than say his own parents.

He values her insight as the Queen is a woman of the world but when she starts to take matters into her own hands (and she has before) Mycroft can sometimes be a bit stingy with information.

Its a very confusing feeling to want to talk to someone but also being wary of doing so but Mycroft make sit work.

The White Princess Episode 1 Live Blog

You asked and I have delivered.  My live blog of the first episode of TWP is below the cut.  It’s four and a half pages of stream of consciousness notes I took while rewatching the episode.  I don’t go into historical accuracy, that’s just not really an aim of the show so I don’t think it’s fair to critique that aspect.  But I do think I touch on 15th C. social mores a little.  Hope you enjoy.

The opening credits are really cool.  They remind me a lot of the credits for TWQ.  The graphics are pretty awesome.  Love the Tudor Rose imposed at the end.  

I guess this first scene was used to establish a tie between the last series and this one.  I’m just glad it was brief while also giving an idea of what we are working with.  However, I think this scene wouldn’t make much sense if you hadn’t seen TWQ.

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Can I see?

Dedicated to the sublime @queenswatchcatt who had a birthday this month (July 1st-30th) Here, have some wondrous sebaciel..fluff? Well, whatever it may be, please enjoy~

A lovely Sunday afternoon gifted the Phantomhive manor with a well needed blanket of peace. The house servants were far into town on important enough errands, leaving a precious earl and his butler alone to enjoy the peace of early England pleasantries.

That is, until a knock came at the door.

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