send me a movie/series/book/etc and i’ll say the top 5 things i would change about it!
*rubs hands together* >:} i’ll just go by each movie instead of 5 things. and of course this is all with hindsight
the phantom menace
ok to me this is like the definitive star wars movie, i feel like it represents the whole series so well! but changes
listen. i am NOT one of those people who hate on young anakin, i think his character and performance are fine. but i would probably make him 14 to be the same age as padme. a four-year age difference is completely normal but it is a little strange to introduce them as 10 and 14, so yeah. this way also makes yoda’s whole “he’s too old” thing amplified
i feel like the race is too much of a pastiche of american car culture. i would keep the race but get rid of the nascar announcers
i’m not quite sure what my exact opinions are on the racial stereotype aliens but i would probably not put them in. and/or like have more main characters of color, which is also a blanket statement for all the movies and like every iteration of this meme i do lol
i think that’s it!
attack of the clones
i think the first act where all the setup happens is good. but when the main trio splits up it becomes muddled
put back some of those deleted scenes with anakin and padme on naboo! and like in general ummm smooth out some of the creepiness in their relationship lol. not the awkwardness or the fact that it’s a bad match, which is part of the dynamic, but the creepiness yeah
third act would need a complete overhaul, especially the location which just looks really bad. but also the plot itself, it’s just not monumental enough for the climax of the second film in a trilogy, it needs to be way more of a turning point. it’s the start of the clone wars so it should have an dramatic and intense chain of events sparking that
revenge of the sith
i don’t think i can think of much, again put back a bunch of the deleted scenes– anakin and obi-wan adventuring and padme and the senators forming the rebellion
a new hope
hindsight is 20/20 and obviously they didn’t have the backstory when making the ot but now that we do: make anakin and obi-wan’s showdown much more impactful
the empire strikes back
tbh i don’t really remember this movie but i feel like it has the same problems as aotc with the trio splitting up and meandering in act 2, so i would change that completely to be more of a robust plot. act 1 as well. the difference is here the last act is great
return of the jedi
omggggg the whole time i’ve been writing this i’ve been waiting to get to this one i have so many ideas
the empire is building a new death star. what planets could it destroy? well, think back on the whole series, everything is centered on three planets:
tatooine: anakin and luke’s home planet, represents the backwaters of the galaxy
naboo: padme and palpatine’s home planet, represents the jewels of the galaxy (like alderaan)
coruscant: the capital of the republic/empire, centerpoint of the jedi and senate, represents the galaxy itself
we also have, from tesb, anakin and luke finally connecting, and throughout rotj starting to pry at the darkness binding vader. so what i would have is palpatine recognizing this, and deciding to finally destroy the last scraps of light in anakin that have held out, tiny and dormant but threatened to resurface thanks to luke. and he’s going to use the new death star to do this. how? well, let’s look at our three planets and figure out which would best accomplish this– while also, obviously, being the best strategic target for the war. tattooine is anakin’s home planet, but destroying it wouldn’t hurt him because it’s a place of bad memories, and it’s a random backwater that wouldn’t be missed. coruscant is way too important. but naboo–
THAT’s where anakin’s good memories are
that’s where the person who first believed there was still good in him– padme– was from. and now luke is following in his mother’s footsteps believing there’s still good in anakin
not only that but naboo is also where palpatine himself is from and destroying it would be a way for him to permanently sever ties with the old republic and finally lock in the empire
palpatine chooses naboo.
and the rebellion finds out. leia finds out, and she says no, i’m not letting that happen again after alderaan. i was powerless before but i can do everything in my power now. so she leads the main plotline of trying to stop that, this gives her a lot more to do and a more meaningful plot for the movie. meanwhile luke vs vader vs emperor on the death star happens much like in the movie, but now the target is naboo and all the symbolism i talked about is explored between them as well
so you have leia going to naboo, where you can have really meaningful callbacks to what we’ve seen of it before, and parallels with her and padme. maybe even vader sensing this. and politics and stuff, she’s probably trying to rally them, a long-downtrodden planet, into action, and get evacuations going, etc.
and you have the big space battle much like it is in the movie but over naboo.
and lastly, i’ve always liked the idea of the very last shot of the saga a pan up to the stars
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!
the force awakens
ok. sooooooooooooo YES i loved tfa NO i don’t think it was a ripoff of anh BUT i do think it made some bad decisions in trying to copy the original trilogy. so yeah i have changes
i want the movie to be longer.
MAINLY that middle section… maz’s planet was a mess. it looked like a set, and the scenes were just plopped there. this was the part of the movie where the galaxy should have been explored– our heroes are finally OFF on their journey.
so first of all i would visit at least two planets in the middle act
maz’s planet would still be the main one, but instead of being a bar for some reason in the middle of literally nowhere, it would be more like the original concepts for a pirate city. it should feel populated, and on the character side it should actually feel like finn and rey are journeying. stuff like them exploring the streets, coming back to the ship to sleep at night, you know. and so spread out their interactions in that
we also NEEDED some politics in this movie to explain what’s going on and they stubbornly didn’t include any. i would put somewhere in here a scene with leia doing something political where we learn the situation of the galaxy. but like i want to preserve her introduction after the battle, so you wouldn’t see her face or hear her talk in this political scene. it would be like a scene on hosnian prime or whatever, maybe one of those kinds where you follow some information as it’s passed from person to person, in the new senate building hallways or whatever, various servants and political figures. maybe the information being passed is like “she’s coming” “she’s coming!”
and we learn a bit from each conversation. and then the scene ends with leia arriving but like i said you only see her from behind and the scene ends. then when she actually comes into the movie a little later she explains what she was doing there which gives us a little more political explanation
and just in general the resistance should NOT look like the rebellion. the resistance is state sponsored by the republic and the republic is still in control of the galaxy. the resistance should be more modern, not underground like they’re hiding, which they’re not
i actually… think this might be the most complete star wars movie? it did a lottt of things better than tfa
my only point is maybe that jyn was a little out of character in those couple of scenes before the last act when she’s like suddenly a motivational speaker, and then goes back to being her hardened badass self right after. she can rally them while retaining her personality. love ha
the last time I drew my Mars astronauts all together was 2012, but since my style has changed a lot, I wanted to re-draw them all. honestly I think my drawing style has changed as often as these characters and personalities have changed over the last twelve years.
I often get discouraged thinking about developing this story I came up with in 2005 because I mean, how many stories and movies do we already have about the first manned missions to Mars, and who needs mine? What makes mine stand out from the rest? I need to put those worries aside and continue to develop it anyway. these guys aren’t talked about very often because I start and stop working on this project so much.
More under the cut if you want to read some bits about the characters. I apologize to mobile users who still have to see the wall of text anyway.
I listened to your audio thing about Sherlock and I am so sorry that it made you feel this way.
it just… hurts so much. i don’t hate the show, i can’t hate it. i still… love it, in a way. i still am so thankful for what it has done to me and i am still completely in love with john and sherlock and will always be, but the show. nothing will ever be the same after this, whatever they decide to do with it (if they do anything), because they hurt us. so. bad. but i don’t think i will ever be able to watch the previous episodes again and look at them the same way as i used to, because one single episode changed everything to me. everything.
what truly makes me happy right now are all of these headcanons i see on my dash and the beautiful art that’s going around. it’s comforting me more than it ever has. and fic does too, it’s slowly healing me.
it just sounds so stupid that a tv show can has this big of an effect on a person, but i was in love with it. now i’m just in love with what it used to be.
Call me delusional but I still don’t believe Mark, it’s one thing to add some homoerotic vibes, which is still unacceptable, and another to make the relationship so intense and add strains to it for no reason and then return to how things were previously. That is shitty writing and behavior, and I would believe this is the case of The Final Problem was an okay episode without so many plot holes. If the episode was fine and there was just no johnlock I would honestly accept it as queerbaiting and then painfully move on, but something is still missing so I will wait to see if something is up.
“Nothing lasts forever. Forever is a lie. All that we have, is what’s between hello and goodbye.”
Summary: Sometimes when you have everything you asked for…. it’s never enough. You have a fiance you are about to get married with soon and life is good, until that one guy changes it all… He’s that something that you need to have a bit excitement in your life… He was full of surprises and brought you feelings you haven’t felt in a long time… But was he just a temptation or someone worth the trouble to get involved with?
“Why… why didn’t you tell me you had a girlfriend?”
That’s when you knew you captured his attention. He slowly turned his head to face you and you continued to stare at him. Well…
“Are you serious right now?”
You stood quiet and Jinyoung chuckles. It wasn’t a sincere chuckle but more like a forced one.
“So you can have a fiance but if I had a girlfriend you get mad? Are you serious right now?”
You continued to stare at Jinyoung and he gets up but stares at you.
“You don’t have the right to come up to me and be mad at me or question me whether I am seeing anyone or not. Here I am trying everything I possibly can to make you mine but your so ungrateful! You come to me when you get bored of your own fiance and you can’t deny it. I tried… I tried to show that mean a lot to me and I’ll make you feel special.. But now.. I want nothing to do with you. you’re not even worth fighting for.”
Jinyoung spatted annoyed for some reason those words stung.. hard…
“Save it. You can go back to your old life and i’ll back to mine.”
You got up and looked at him.
“I have feelings… You can’t just use me the way you do. You took enough advantage of me and I’m done trying. Let’s pretend we don’t know each other.. I have no desire to argue with you anymore, I’m choosing to walk away because.. I want peace..”
You suddenly feel tears stream down your face and Jinyoung took one last look at them and then turned around.
You were so caught up at the moment you didn’t even hear the sound of the door open behind you.
“What’s going on here?” You hear someone say behind you.
You turned around and found Youngjae standing there looking Jinyoung and you.
look at victor. look at this man. he finds out his boyfriend hasn’t been sleeping so he brings him up to a private room, strip him to his underwear and a sleeping mask, and then proceeds to sleep on top of him so he won’t have any ideas of slipping away during his nap time. if that’s not dedication to your significant other i don’t know what is.