the clip starts with eva talking aboutcauseries: humorous written piece that, in english, can be referred to as “talk of the town”. eva says she’s not good at it while noora says she doesn’t even know what it is. 👀👀👀
even before sana starts focusing on the carrot munching, from the very first second of the clip, the audio has a slight echo to it. which could just be the staircase in which they’re in but i’d think that the team would fix it in post-prod. i feel like they left it because it gives a daydreaming quality to the scene and sana’s pov. from the start, she’s not really listening.
carrot munching from the trailer
i’ve seen people comment that noora is eating too loudly, that’s not what it is. firstly: have you ever managed to eat a carrot silently? and secondly: the shot is to show how much sana is annoyed by noora now. when you hate someone, you tend to find every single thing they do annoying. suddenly, they breathe too loud, eat too loud, are just generally gross.
in my attempt to find out if there was a word for this phenomenon other thanmisophonia (as i understand it, misophonia is when you’re hypersensitive to certain sounds regardless of the context or person…i was looking for a word for when it happens only when you hate someone), i discovered a video of 5mn of carrot munching noises. here it is if you want to die.
as sana focuses on noora and eva joining the group, she tunes out the noise around her just as when in prayer or when she was looking at yousef’s facebook profile. it seems thatthe music from sigur rós is used here as it was used in the other focusing scenes.
isak literally gets his nose into other people’s business (and i feel that almost everyone noticed immediately, despite how little of the frame it takes, because ofthe reading sense)
again, we have isak trying to reach sana and he says exactly what’s on sana’s mind: “has sara stolen all your friends?”
So I’ve been thinking for a while about the Discworld books, and how they can be divided up into three rough thematic phases; not based around the focal characters, but rather what the story is about.
The first wave, which begins with The Colour of Magic and I would say ends with Guards, Guards! or Faust Eric. These books are parodies of existing fantasy, and thematically spend a lot of time exploring the conventions of these stories, both mocking them and codifying them as fact for the Disc. We get a lot of witches and Rincewind books here.
Having set up the status quo, the stage is then set for the second wave to enter, starting with Moving Pictures. This is when Pratchett starts to branch out in terms out his parodies, and moves from fantasy parodies to other areas of society and culture, from the movies in Moving Pictures to shopping centres in that weird Reaper Man subplot, to guns in Men at Arms. Notably, all of these are based around external forces disrupting the status quo, and having to be set right. My favourite example of this is probably Jingo, where the external force disappears by itself when the island sinks back into the sea. Hogfather, Carpe Jugulum and Thief of Time all fit into this wave, which has kind of a fuzzy boundary with the third wave.
Fantasy has always, as an overall genre, had a problem with the idea of growth and change. The idea of “Setting right what went wrong” and protecting the existing status quo has always been a major element in a lot of fantasy stories. “Restoring the true king” is a popular one which is lampooned by the character of Captain Carrot, but Discworld itself has, up to around 1996, had a problem with this itself (notably, the point of the Carrot subplot in Men at Arms is that he is the true king but delibrately chooses not to reveal himself in order to defend the status quo) Its plots, while often having some changes for individual characters, rarely allowed the setting itself to change, and the change that occurs is put right by the end.
The first book to sort of challenge this is probably the fantastic Feet of Clay, one of my favourites, where the role of the Golems is examined and by the end, the concept of a Golem owning itself is introduced. This is a major change for golems in the setting, but it isn’t really played with much here. The two books that really kick off the third wave come, fittingly, at the turn of the Millenium; 1999′s The Fifth Elephant, which examines dwarf politics, and the 25th Discworld novel, 2000′s The Truth, which is the first time we really see a persistant technological change in the setting. The newspaper set up by de Worde is a major factor in all the later books, and notably it is the protagonist of The Truth that is trying to disrupt the status quo with the creation of the newspaper. It isn’t films or rock music, which are eldritch abominations that must be stopped, but an organic and important change in the setting. This is the main theme of the third wave: the Disc is changed and shaped in lasting ways by the actions of the main characters, particularly on the wider social level. Cherry Littlebottom helps to change dwarf gender norms, goblins and orcs are introduced to society at large (admittedly in rather easy ways), and the biggest change of all is the introduction of everyone’s favourite conman, Moist Von Lipwig, who progressively creates or helps create the postal system, paper currency, and the first train network. In the Tiffany Aching books, we see both changes in the social structure that were made far earlier and then ignored (the female wizard Eskarina Smith in I shall Wear Midnight), and a double whammy in the death of Granny Weatherwax and appointment of Gregory as the new witch for her old area in The Shepard’s Crown. In the three waves, we go from stasis, to active defence of the status quo, to challenging and changing it.
Obviously this isn’t a perfect model. While I think the switch between waves one and two is fairly clear, as I noted above waves two and three are far more fuzzy in their boundary. Most notably, while I said that The Truth was the first major wave three book, between it and Monstrous Regiment and Going Postal, we have the second wave’s last hurrah; Nightwatch.
Nightwatch is entirely build around the idea that nothing changes. Carcer’s actions threaten to change history, and Vimes has to put it back, while on the other side of the thematic coin, the revolution that the past characters, including young Vimes, are fighting for explicitly just results in more of the same, putting Mad Lord Snapchase in charge.
Except that…even here, we know that this is not true. Vetinari is in charge of Ankh Morpork in the modern day. Vimes has risen through the ranks to become the commander of the watch and a lord himself, a far cry from his humble, improvished beginnings.
The world will change, and sometimes those changes must be fought, but often we need to fight for those changes ourselves.
matt: KATIE! I HAVEN’T SEEN YOU IN SO LONG! YOU’VE GROWN SO MUare you wearing my fucking glasses? All this time…ALL THIS TIME. I’VE BEEN BLIND. AND YOU’VE BEEN. FUCKING. GALLIVANTING AROUND WITH MY GLASSES. THAT’S SO FAKE. ARE YOU WEARING MY CLOTHES TOO? WHAT’S NEXT? ARE YOU SHIRO’S FAVOURITE NOW?
If you liked my jealous!Victor list, get ready for these jealous!Yuuri fics… I love these fics omfg
Look Only at Me by ThatDarnOtaku, Explicit, 3.3k Yuuri overheard a conversation he shouldn’t and decides to take action. SPICY KATSUDON ALERT
Momentary Relapse by Chymaille, Gen, 1.8k Being engaged to a living legend isn’t always easy, especially when your traitorous brain is always looking for an excuse to remind you that you don’t deserve him. On a date night, Viktor attracts once again the attention of a pretty girl and Yuuri doesn’t handle that very well. Thumbs up!
Even if I Triedby deathbycoldopen, Teen, 6.7k His eyes flickered over to Viktor, then back to the ice. There was a different kind of heat invading his cheeks now, all too familiar and unwelcome. “Um,” he said quietly. “Mostly I just wanted people to feel good watching it.” Lie. He’d only thought of one person. Great fic!
You’re My Favourite Of Them All by Grassepi, Gen, 3.3k Viktor adores his fans. They’re everywhere- in China, in Europe, in Japan, the entire country of Russia… he’s always loved interacting with them, wherever they approached him. They support him, they love him, they throw him flowers and ask for pictures and autographs. Perhaps it wasn’t so surprising that he fell in love with one in the end. Love this!
Melting the Ice by fujoshikoi, Teen, 2.8k What’s Yuuri’s problem? Victor wants to know. What is this feeling? Yuuri wants to understand. Definitely recommend!
Show Me by actualgayrobot, Explicit, 1.2k Yuuri finds himself hot and bothered after his most recent Eros performance, wanting nothing more than some alone time in a private room to sort out his problems. He doesn’t plan to drag Viktor with him, it just kind of… happens. Spicy!
If you try sometimes, you get what you need by whosays_penultimate, Mature, 34k After Viktor kissed Yuuri at the Cup of China, Yuuri closed off from a potential relationship, due to his insecurity and anxiety. Having decided Yuuri doesn’t want him, Viktor goes pleasure-seeking. After Yuuri finds him with another man, they decide to commit to each other and take things slow. They’re wildly different people, so will they make it work? Angsty but with a happy ending!
A Skating Scholarship by Viktorsfeet, Teen, 35k In which Phichit and Yuuri are roommates and he has a hopeless crush on Viktor. Jealous!Yuuri AND jealous!Victor… enjoy!
i may be bad (but i’m perfectly good at it) by kxtsukiyuri, Explicit, 2.8k Yūri loved Viktor. He really, truly did, with all his heart. But sometimes, Viktor could get a little too flirty at competitions, flitting from skater to skater with a sultry smile and well… Yūri wasn’t exactly pleased when that happened. So sometimes Viktor needed a little reminder who he belonged to.
here for Peter Parker! I saw it yesterday and I’m in love! I have a request and
we all know Peter is a big geek of Star Wars, so could you write something
where the reader is a big Tolkien fan, a.k.a she’s a Tolkienite.”
Peter Parker x Reader
sorry but I literally know -1000% about Tolkien so I just made it that the
reader is a big fan of star wars :D
shirt!” A soft voice spoke, capturing your attention.
your gaze from your work to spy an excited Peter Parker, waving from the table
beside you. If it had been anyone else, you would’ve thrown them an annoyed
look, or even gone to the extent of shushing them. But Peter had constant
puppy-dog eyes, he was the definition of adorable. And even though you barely
knew him, you’d gladly get into trouble if it meant talking with him for a
Star Wars too?” You whispered back, your cheeks heating under his attentive
replied, constantly checking up front to make sure the teacher didn’t see him
leaning over in his seat. “Ned and I are obsessed. Even do the whole lego
thing.” He then realised that last piece of information was nothing to boast
about, his confident demeanour faltering. “I mean- Ned does it. I just help
So, after watching episode 9 of despair and seeing Imposter and what he really looked like I almost jumped out of my seat. I stared at him and thought “holy shit he’s beautiful” and quickly after thought “wait…he looks just like me!”
So I quickly went to test my theory, I straighten my very fluffy hair (which took a while…) and took off my glasses. A few pictures taken later and I realised, I look exactly like the imposter.
There’s an amazing feeling when you realize you look exactly like your favourite danganronpa character of all time.
The @blueexorcistzine started to being shipped out so it’s time for us artists to share out final pieces! I was dreaming to take part in an AoEx zine and I still can’t believe I was chosen to actually take part in one!
This picture is one of my favourites of all time, so I proudly present you my sweet exorcist boys! * v *