i need snk season two. i’ve been reblogging variations of the same 10 anime scenes for almost two years now and it is driving me insane. i get it. the world is cruel and also very beautiful. eren and armin want to see the ocean and the outside world. i get it. levi’s squad died and it was sad. i get it. we are so thoroughly out of material it it driving me up a wall. possibly up many walls. maybe even wall maria.
Like I’m definitely certain on the idea that Disney had a change of heart between Seasons 1 and 2.
Think about it:
Season 1 had very few hints at Trans Marco that could easily be ignored or passed off as one-off gags.
Season 2 comes out of the gate swinging with Marco spending an episode trying to get out of a closet, proclaiming he’d like to be Queen, and having two dysphoria metaphors. Not to mention that Miss Henious is actually using the term “Princess Marco” now and Marco’s being openly referred to as a Princess.
Season 1 took 2 years to produced, and the show premiered at SDCC 2014.
Season 2 was ordered in February 2015, before the show even aired.
What major event regarding LGBT representation in children’s media happened between July 2014 and February 2015 that would have helped persuade Disney to be more lenient with the subject?
Communications Officer Samantha Lambert. She’s the woooooooorst.
Okay, okay, okay, okay, I’ll give you a real answer.
You know, this is probably going to be the hardest question that I’ll actually answer for this month-long challenge. I love all of the female-identifying characters on the show, in a way that I don’t loveall of the men-folk. They are all characters who I find rewarding, challenging, edifying, and fun to write. They’re all voices that I’m glad to have in my head, and I wouldn’t give up any of them for the world.
Which means that this is going to go purely based on who is the most difficult to write. And… purely defined by that metric…
Let’s not be unclear here: I love Captain Isabel Lovelace. She is a gift of a character, a blast to work with, and was a major breath of fresh air when the show needed it. I will not abide a single bad word said about Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs, who can move mountains and reverse the orbits of planets. All things considered, I think there’s an argument to be made for Variations on a Theme being the strongest work we’ve done on the show.
But she’s not an easy character to write. She’s a fun challenge, but by God is she a challenge. Like Hilbert, there are layers to her in terms of who she was before versus who she is now. And because one of her defining traits is her self-reliance, it can often be tough to incorporate her into situations and group dynamics. She will stay quiet. She will end conversations. She will cut through the bullshit and just say the difficult thing (imagine how differently things would be playing out if she had been the one to see the Eiffel file at the end of Need to Know). And she is sooo smart… and so unburdened by the need to show off that she is smart. All admirable qualities, but ones that can make plotting and drafting murderously difficult.
She is also, as a character, someone that fights back. She’s the only person in the show (so far) for whom I had a different plan and in the writing of it discovered that the character wanted to go in a different direction. Cecilia and I have actually talked extensively about how we keep trying to take her in certain directions and she keeps pushing back. She is specific and assertive in her character. Which is awesome… but can make things complicated when you’re trying to move pieces around an emotional chess board.
I love her. She is wonderful. But she can be the immovable object in the path of the plot’s irresistible force. And, with these particular characters, that’s the closest I’m getting to a least favorite.
I look back on ‘Ghostbusters’ in a very fun way, but it’s got so many mixed feelings and emotions attached to it. When I originally got the script, the character of Winston was amazing and I thought it would be career-changing. The character came in right at the very beginning of the movie and had an elaborate background: he was an Air Force major something, a demolitions guy. It was great. […] The night before filming begins, however, I get this new script and it was shocking.
The character was gone. Instead of coming in at the very beginning of the movie, like page 8, the character came in on page 68 after the Ghostbusters were established. His elaborate background was all gone, replaced by me walking in and saying, 'If there’s a steady paycheck in it, I’ll believe anything you say.’ So that was pretty devastating.
Hair clung to the sides of her face from a mixture of water and sweat, and as she pulled away from the redhead her chest heaved with a major lack of air. Whirling around, Blake checked behind her for any signs of her pursuer. Nothing. Heaving a heavy sigh, she eased herself into a sitting position. It seemed almost like she hadn’t even registered her earlier, well, assault of this woman. Glancing over slowly, she forced herself to speak between breaths. “Many…many apol-pologies…miss.”
A moment stood between her first words and any others she tried in the form of a coughing fit. Her throat was more dry than any time she could recall. Ironic given the water and mud stains all over her clothing, but she continued on nonetheless. “This is probably…well I’ll be honest. My reasons will more than likely piss you off. But, if you’ll permit, I’ll explain my sudden actions?” Blake looked up now, properly taking in the figure that she had so blearily noticed in her rush. She was actually quite fetching. Striking red hair, cute freckles, truly someone Blake would have admired from afar given the opportunity. Seems such a shame we had to meet this way. Well, let’s be real though. Would y’have ever approached her otherwise? No you wouldn’t have. Either too busy, or too out of your element to be interested. Blinking quickly, she pushed that train of thought aside. ‘Think later, explain first so you don’t get your crazy ass arrested’ she quickly reminded herself. That is…if the redhead would listen?
I haven’t talked much about this unnamed Girl Band because frankly, it was a major topic of discussion when I was going through my apathetic phase and also even though I’m not as apathetic as I used to be, I still don’t really give a fuck.
One thing that did make me almost have a rage stroke, though, was hearing that apparently one of these girls said they wanted to be like Paramore?!
Like. Girl. As an OG fan of Paramore, who remembers when they were playing to fifty people max on a side stage at Warped Tour, who remembers when Hayley and Josh broke up, who remembers when they first got major air play on the radio for Misery Business, who remembers when Josh and Zac left the band and what a clusterfuck THAT was… I am offended. Lmao.
Like no. You don’t get to be “like Paramore”. Mostly because I’m petty.
8/23/15: Sunday night doing some note taking for Business Ethics! I am absolutely falling in love with this class. Unfortunately I have to study the digital version for now, but the print version is coming soon in the mail!
Humans have created energy-powered machines to liberate ourselves — but, as we all know, many of our own innovations have contributed to major amounts of air pollution that plague our world’s cities. Enter the Smog Free Tower, a plan to create the largest air-purifier in the world. It’s an idea that combines high-tech science, design, and imagination to help people breathe more freely in urban centers around the world. Pictured: architect Daan Roosegaarde with a bag of Beijing smog! Also, as a reward for becoming a backer, you can get a wearable cube made of compacted smog.
i honestly don’t know how it happened but i’ve become kind of completely obsessed with this game, i honestly think i’ve seen almost every line of text by this point
like suddenly i am super inspired and i want to draw like every scene? idk, something about how it’s a text adventure just really makes me want to illustrate haha idc if there is no fandom i will be a fandom of one