my feels have no bounds

hey uhhhh im probably gonna run a queue cause i dont like havin my blog so dead, i dont really have the motivation to come back yet but i at least dont wanna have it be empty so

Ruler: Master of the Mask (1a-2b)

Alright I’m now caught up on Ruler: Master of the Mask and I have am going to tentatively place it on-hold until it’s racked up a few weeks of episode and I have a better idea of where it is going.

So far it shows ever sign of being yet another over-hyped and under-delivering youth fusion sageuk following in the footsteps of Mirror of the Witch, MoonClouds and Hwarang. The fact that it’s 20 hours long doesn’t particularly instill me confidence either. Since none of those dramas mentioned were able to maintain their pacing for a longer-than-the-standard-16 episode run and based on the premier alone I doubt this one will be able to either.

It seems a little premature to drop MotM altogether, however, since I attempt to give a drama at least two weeks before I decide if it’s worth my time. I gave Hwarang 5, for heaven’s sake. I should probably not be hasty. There are, however, some pretty big red flags for me already.

First of all, something in the dramas internal logic seems to be lacking. I fail to see how keeping the princes face covered serves the purpose the king indents, specifically to protect him from Pyeonsoo-hwe. It seems really late in the game trying to give him a body double at this point. At least the Silla Queen in Hwarang thought to put her son into hiding. If you’re going to keep the prince in the palace, have him wear the customary clothes of the crown prince and generally do nothing to hide his identity other than to have him wear an readily identifiable mask then what is the point exactly? And the policy of killing anyone who knows the prince’s face has an obvious draw back as of the first episode, because the people who are supposed to be keeping an eye on the prince can’t readily identify him. Not only that, but they’ve done a piss poor job of training his body double! And hiding the fact that he has a body double from the bad guys!

Basically corrupt-king-father is dumb as hell.

Additionally, we have a dearth of character development. While political background abounds, we know next to nothing about our characters and their motivations. Most specifically our ostensible main pairing. Prince Lee Sun’s motivation seems to be chiefly ignorance. Ga Eun’s motivation is…nothing. She just happens to be in the right place at the right time. All we know about her is that she’s bookish and nice to look at. Lee Sun is immediately taken with her for those reasons and nothing beyond that. Their dynamic so far is middling to poor. Yoo Seung Ho has significantly better chemistry with Yoon So Hee so far, and maybe that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.

Far more interesting than the main pair are our secondary male and female leads. Pauper Lee Sun at least finds himself in an intriguingly conflicted situation, and although I can’t say that I’m entirely convinced by L’s acting so far, he hasn’t put me off yet. Being obliged to help your oppressors in order to survive makes for interesting tension. Likewise, the fact that he is both indebted to and has reason to hold a grudge against the crown prince. Add in the fact that hinted to have an eidetic memory and per the promotional material (and the name) he’s fixing to be the princes new body double, his character arc probably has the most potential. Excepting only Hwa Gun.

Hwa Gun’s intelligent and head-strong nature and her position as the granddaughter of the big bad makes her particularly interesting and appealing to me. I also like how morally gray she is, although it worries me that she has been show to be jealous even at this early juncture and I doubt that we’re going to get a very complex treatment of her character. I fear a repeat of Eun Hye in the Hong Sister’s Hong Gil Dong and that would break my heart. (Hey look, this female character has complex motivations and seems to genuinely care for the male lead, better turn her into a horrible jealousy monster so there’s no quest what you should be shipping.)

I’m not greatly pleased with the emphasis the show is placing on establishing the existing relationship dynamic through love at first sight type cliches. I don’t know or really care why the characters have fallen for each other at this point, there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to it, other than “designated love interest” bs. (i.e. the first leads have to be into each other, the second leads have to be interested in the corresponding first lead of the opposite gender. Do not pass go. Do not do anything to upset the traditional love polygon.)  Some complicating factors better come into this situation in short order or the romance in this drama is destined to be a snore-fest.

I don’t know. The premier was very hit or miss for me. Interesting enough that I watched it in its entirety, but not exactly blowing my hair back. I’m not entirely ready to write it off yet.


Jona

Emma & Graham / Swan & Wolf

A little bit of Guild Wars 2 for a change. My norn necromancer Sigurd with his raven pet companion.

Hello everyone! So to celebrate 1 year (and a belated 4k follower goal) on this blog, I wanted to do a follow forever. Thank you so much to everyone I’ve had the honor of speaking with and befriending, and to the content creators who bless our eyes with their  beautiful work. I’ve come to know and love so many of you, and I’m very thankful to have met you ♡

I tried to keep this list as condensed as I possibly could, my muscles are still tense from restraining on making this miles long. 

Special Mentions:

Members of @pastel17net & @jihanetwork I’ve spoken with in their respective chats. I adore talking to you all and I really love how much of (cringes) family we’ve become through our conversations. I really don’t know how bored and bitter I would be if it weren’t for you guys. I truly do appreciate and love all of you, and I’m so glad to have met you all.

@joshsua @saltyjeonghan @cutiecoups & @oo-ji / @woozai -

I REALLY don’t know what I’d do without any of you. The amount of love and comfort I have with you guys is sickening. Thank you so much for all the advice, tolerance and joy you guys bring me. I feel like each of you anchor me and I can’t even find words to convey how appreciative I am for you all. I’m so glad a 13 member meme group helped us meet. 

♡ = people I adore! (most likely people I’ve had a few conversations with)

Networks 

@95linenet  ♡ @jeonghanetwork​  ♡  @jihanetwork  ♡ @joshuasnet  ♡  @junhuinetwork@pastel17net  ♡   @pastelsvtnet   ♡  @seventeenet  

# - J

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K - S

@kiminguy  ♡ ​ | @koraenpop​ ♡   | @kueonhoshi  ♡ | @kumakookie | @leejihoonz  | @leeuji | @leeseokminnie  ♡ |  @milkgyus | @minghaou | @minghowcute | @mintgu  ♡ | @monoka | @mountean | @nilk / @taehyuug ♡  | @oo-ji  ♡ | @saltyjeonghan  ♡ | @sevuenteen | @sebuniteen@shuasoo  ♡ | @smenterslavement  ♡ | @smolgyu  ♡ | @stanjunhui ♡ | @sugarjisoo  ♡ | @svnten  ♡ | @sunqkwan   ♡

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@tbhmingyu  ♡  | @veryotl | @wonmuu  ♡ | @wonplus | @wonwvoo  ♡ | @wonhuii ♡ | @wonnhao  ♡  | @woojeez  ♡   | @woozine  | @wungyom  ♡ | @ww96 | @xuexun | @yoon-dynasty | @yoon-hong  ♡ | @yoonjunqhan  ♡ | @yoscoups  ♡

makeitlxter-archive  asked:

#IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AMAZING#THEY WOULD HAVE SUCH ASSHOLE TO EACH OTHER#AND THEN FUCKED UP AGAINST THE WALLS#AND THEN CUDDLED AND APOLOLIGIZED AFTER#WHILE LAUGHING INTO EACH OTHER'S NECKS#DON'T TOUCH ME#IT WAS THE PERFECT SHIP. jADE

IT WAS REAL. IT WAS FUCKING REAL. IT WAS ALL THERE READY TO SAIL.

AND IT WAS FUCKED OVER BECAUSE PPL COULDN’T TAKE JO’S BRILLIANCE AND SASS AND HER NO TOLERANCE ATTITUDE FOR BULLSHIT. SHE LOVED DEAN FOR ALL THAT HE WAS AND ALL THAT HE WOULD HAVE BECOME. THEY WERE HUNTERS FOR FUCKS SAKE. SHE KNEW WHAT THE LIFE WAS. AND SHE NEVER HAD ANY FANTASIES ABOUT A FUCKING FAIRY TALE. THIS WAS DEAN. A WINCHESTER. SHE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT SHE LOVED AND SHE LOVED HIM EVEN MORE BECAUSE OF WHO HE WAS.

SHE KNEW THE HERO BENEATH ALL THAT DARK, GRIMY BLOODY SELF-LOATHING SHIT.

AND SHE DIED FOR HIM.

AND HE’S LOSING EVERYTHING. AND THAT IS THE PAIN IN THAT KISS.

MY SHIP SAILED. MY SHIP SAILED STRONG AND CONTINUES TO SAIL  BECAUSE THAT KIND OF LOVE NEVER REALLY DIES.

I am done!

With my personal and huge Oikawa project. Yes you heard me. I have done one picture for each song in my playlist for him, and here’s the plan:

I’ll post one song/image per day, 20 days=20 songs (with just link to somewhere you can hear the song) (so probably youtube) and in the end I’ll try to make it an 8tracks playlist to share!

For an oikawa-enthusiast, there aren’t many surprises song wise, but on the drawing hand I’ve tried to keep style and angle varied! This exact moment is a little late for me to post anything, but I’ll do it later today in the morning!

also did anyone else love that it was ELSA who put the ship in a bottle?  Cuz I loved that. I just have the feeling that she was going to return it to him at some point (lbr, as a wedding gift), and I loved that.