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Small things I love about Moana
  • There is no talk of finding Moana a husband. SHE is going to be chief of her village. No one can take that from her.
  • How Moana is a competent leader before she even sets out on her journey.
  • The village seems to have more or less a hereditary monarchy that disregards gender and the matriarchal influence is clear: Moana is mostly inspired by her grandmother and the major deity in this movie is a Mother Goddess.
  • “Crazy” does not mean worthy of ridicule.
  • The central questions: “Do you know who you are? How do you know who you are?” Those cut deep.
  • The sibling relationship between Moana and Maui.
  • The vision about the ancient wayfinders. And “Know the Way,” which makes the entire sequence a million times more emotional.
  • This might be a Disney Princess movie, but it is also solidly an action movie.
  • Moana doesn’t like being called “princess”.
  • The goddamn gold-plated glow-in-the-dark giant crab. Who sings well.
  • Forehead touches. Between a human girl and a goddess.
  • The fact that Heihei manages to do ONE USEFUL THING in the entire movie.
  • Moana is so sturdily built. She managed to clock Maui, of all people.
  • Nature has agency.
  • How Gramma Tala’s passing is quietly understated. Her last words to Moana are those of sincere encouragement and her death is not explicitly shown. But you see the huge luminous manta ray a couple minutes later and you just know.
  • The entire sequence at the beginning that depicts island life. And Chris Jackson’s singing. Everyone’s singing, really.
  • Moana gulping deep lungfuls of air the first time her canoe overturned is so realistic, I could feel myself choking on ocean water.
  • The coconut pirates. They are VICIOUS little fuckers.
  • Moana earning a place among Maui’s tattoos.
  • Gramma Tala’s spirit is solid enough to hug. No more “LOOK INSIDE YOURSELF SIMBA” from the clouds.
  • Disney smashing the fourth wall and throwing shade at their own Princess story formula.
  • Romance is never ever ever even hinted at. Because Moana is all of 16 years old and she has bigger things on her mind.
  • All the songs. ALL OF THEM. They hit just the right emotional cues.
  • How culturally rich Disney managed to make this movie.
  • The sheer vividness of the animation. The wealth of expression on the faces of these characters. The colors.

American spells are silent.
American spells are silent- one of the only people to use verbal spells in the WHOLE movie was Newt. The British guy.
American spells are silent- their country was colonized by Puritans. America, from the time of its colonization, persecuted witches. They taught silent spells so they didn’t draw attention to wizardkind.

Okay but what person in JK Rowling’s life was named ‘Percy/Percival’ that annoyed her so much she felt the need to make not one, but two characters with the name, give them government jobs, no senses of humor, and tragic stories? 

that one moment you just know a movie has such an impact on you. just the music, the actors, the scenery, story, everything. when you feel chills and know that this movie means something to you. to feel so blessed that you are able to witness it for the first time, and then feel the same way every time you see it. it never gets old, it never goes out of style, it’ll always be the masterpiece you know it is. its one of the best feelings ever.

  • Johnny Depp: *works voluntary for the Make a wish foundation*
  • *visits sick children in hospitals*
  • *donates millions to charity*
  • *works for free as a favor for friends*
  • *helps his friends and family in any way he can*
  • *is super sweet and generous with his fans*
  • *stands up for lgbt+ rights*
  • *has helped countless of people with his work*
  • *gets accused of something, it doesn't get proven and charges are dropped*
  • social media: omg he is pure evil, why do people still support him??????

Can anyone else see the relationship of the Scamander brothers being very similar to that of Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes from the BBC series?  Newt worked for the Ministry of Magic for a short time, but Theseus made a career out of it as a powerful Auror.

I can just see a day when the Ministry needs the expert advice of one certain Magizoologist who has no intention of coming back to Britain at the moment.  It’s up to Theseus to drag him from whatever little outpost he’s at in the middle of the night, putting up a complete fuss the entire way until he’s seated outside the Minister of Magic’s door, wrapped in nothing but his camping blankets in defiance.

Theseus:  We are in the Ministry of Magic, the very heart of the wizarding British Nation.  Newton Scamander, put your trousers on.

@asktheseusscamander

rogue one: a character summary

jyn: hi hello I’m a protagonist oh where did I get the blaster? haha not important lol

cassian: i’m hot and everyone loves me

K-2SO: there’s a 99.9% chance I will punch you in the face if you tell me how to pilot my own ship again

chirrut: the force is with me i’m one with the- wait why the fuck did you blindfold me i’m blind asshole

baze: chirrut how many times do I have to tell you to leave the air conditioning on 72 degrees, jesus

bodhi: i didn’t really want this job but also the empire sucks so it happened

galen: have you seen my son, his name is nemo, i’m looking for my son

krennic: listen pal I just wanna do my fuckin job but no one will let me do my job, please just let me have credit for the death star i’m desperate

saw: how many stormtrooper parts do you think it’ll take before I become a transformer

vader: my grandson thinks he’s more emo than I am? my grandson is wrong

bonus grand moff tarkin: hello I’m here to steal your cake

Fantastic Wizards and Where to Find Them: A Field Guide

Close persons and friends may appreciate a list of all things Newt Scamander-related, to help them understand how to care for this unique creature.  Here is a composed list, which shall be ongoing.  Fantastic Wizards and Where to Find Them: A Field Guide - pg 1.

Brief notes and Findings:

  • When very deep in thought, Newt will usually put something to or in his mouth.  Fingers pressed to lips, wand between teeth, or, in unfortunate circumstances, tie being chewed on.  These are the signs of a happy, productive Newt, and should not be bothered.  Make note to check back in several hours, as this Newt is likely to forget to eat.
  • An angered, protective Newt is a very dangerous Newt.  He is very easily recognizable by sharp, command-like instructions, nonverbal spells cast at your assailant(s), and a need to stand in front of you.  Note: This Newt is not harmful to you, and once all external dangers are removed, should be gently and cautiously talked down, both with quiet words and soft touches.  Some outside assistance may be required; i.e. a light calming draught or a fluffy, non-violent creature.
  • When frustrated, Newt can become exceedingly waspish and sarcastic.  Do not take these attacks to heart, and give him space.  Your Newt will come to you with a proper apology eventually, and you can help him work through his most recent problem then.
  • Even at the best of times, a happy and content Newt will forget about basic necessities, such as eating and sleeping.  It is important to make sure that he is getting enough of both, and has regular contact with those outside of his case, regardless of current research.  Note: Exceptions must be made for creature hatchings, births, or injuries.  Newt will not respond to any outside force during these times.
  • While very shy, Newt is an extremely tactile creature himself.  If it’s noted that he has spent too much time sequestered away with his creatures, attempt small, forward gestures and light hair pettings.  A Newt who is comfortable with you may offer cautious touches or hugs in return.  Be sure to accept these, and reward all interpersonal behaviour with smiles, affectionate words, and treats. Note: Chocolate and marzipan are always accepted.  
Infinity Wars Prediction

Strange: Thanos, I came to bargain
Thanos: Fuck that *kills Strange*
Strange: *comes back* Thanos, I came to bargain
Thanos: This is foolish *kills Strange again*
Strange: Thanos, I came to-
Thanos: You little shit.
Strange: This worked last time

The Eastern Front

((All I can see is Newt Scamander in the Wizarding War after losing one of his dragons, so.

Newt Scamander had jumped at the opportunity to work with creatures he so loved, and had studied for so long.  

Second Lieutenant Newton Scamander hadn’t known it would be like this.

Warnings: Descriptions of creature injury/violence and death, general warfare, etc.  Inspired by the above picture.))

It’s cold.

It’s colder than he can ever remember being, but he doesn’t feel it, not now.  His breath escapes in rapid plumes, disappearing behind him as he tears through the brush, stumbling along the Black Sea coast.  Earlier, he had been trying very hard not to think about how much colder it would be getting, once winter rolled in properly.  Now, he thinks of nothing, deaf to the explosions of spells far too close.  He ignores the shouts, the bright flashes of light; everything that could spell danger is drowned out by the suffocating panic threatening to overwhelm him now.

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Nazgul Giving Sauron Their Report After Getting Drowned in The River Bruinen.
  • Nazgul: So, we made a couple of small mistakes.
  • Sauron: You stabbed pillows thinking they were hobbits.
  • Nazgul: Okay then Lord Perfect, medium sized mistakes.
On the female characters in the movie

Not only is the movie racist, it also messed up such amazing female characters.

- Book!Miss P: is old but wise, conservative but sweet and caring, strong willed, emotional but manages to stay clear headed
- Movie!Miss P: is young, pretty and charismatic, which is a trope I like but not for this character; I have a feeling she’s going to be flirtatious and out-going and that’s just not Miss P.
- Book!Emma: is really emotional although she doesn’t show it, feels everything but tries to hide it so it doesn’t cloud her decisions, angry and assertive, doesn’t change when she gets together with Jacob
- Movie!Emma: this makes me the most angry. See, I like the sweet, dreamy girl types like Luna Lovegood. But I could relate so much to Emma in the books - she feels everything at once, she cares and she gets angry and makes irrational decisions and I loved her for that. And they just took that away.
- Book!Bronwyn: completely obliterates the “butch, strong female who is mean to everybody” trope and is instead this sweet, caring big sister who carries around her siblings on her shoulders and gives them good night kisses.
- Movie!Bronwyn: is just a little girl? The opportunity to make her a big sister figure has been taken away entirely. Now, she’s just cute.
- Book!Olive: brave, assertive even for her age, willing to do anything for her friends, doesn’t give up hope, loves her family unconditionally.
- Movie!Olive: seems to be aged up only to be the love interest for Enoch, which just wasn’t necessary (because they had 0 interactions in the book and Hugh and Fiona exist too). I have the ugly feeling that she will stand in his shadow.
- Book!Fiona: is definitely a girl of colour, has PTSD but still was a sweet and lovable character, deserved a better ending of her character arc but still
- Movie!Fiona: is seemingly neurotypical, a little white girl without further backstory and cute braids
- Claire hasn’t changed, really, so I’m not going to elaborate on her.

The movie took these characters from the book and changed them in such ways that a big part of who they were supposed to be disappeared. Now they’re just pretty and cute.