no this is not about the movie this is about the face

rewatching stoker and thinking about the handmaiden, park wan-chook’s movies are all about guys overestimating how easy it is to manipulate young women and we the audience implicitly go along with that assumption until ¾ towards the end of the movie or more where both the male antagonist and we the audience are shocked to discover that even when we’re inches away from a woman’s face, we’re not even close to guessing her inner life or motives, and it’s fucking great

Honestly I feel so bad for being happy because Cassey Affleck won best actor last night on the Oscars. I feel so bad, so guilty. I saw the movie without knowing of the accusations involving sexual assault that he had. And I liked it, I liked the movie, I liked his performance in the movie, and I liked him. It was the first movie were he starred that I had seen and man, I thought it was good, it made me cry, and overall i liked it. But I come home and my sister tells me about this man, about his past, and I felt so guilty. And when he won last night I was happy, but then I was sad and angry, seeing the face of Denzel Washington was seeing the face of million of sexual assault and rape survivors; angry, frustrated, feeling invalidated, feeling hopeless. There, in the stage, was a man accused of sexual assault being celebrated, being applauded meanwhile all these people felt so negated, so alone.

I just want to say that it’s not right, and it will never be. The United States of America needs, urgently, a change.

anonymous asked:

u right, the makeup WAS good, however there were other nominations that took way longer, and looked way better, and that's why people are upset

Alright, I’ll answer this once, since I’ve seen this in a lot of the reblogs.

I said nothing about the other nominees for hair and makeup in any of my posts about Suicide Squad.

If you think one of the other films had better makeup and deserved to win, that’s your prerogative.

But that is not the only reason, or even the primary reason I was seeing in the tags last night, that people were complaining about Suicide Squad winning.

The prevailing narrative was not “Another movie did it better” but “Suicide Squad did nothing at all to deserve this award”, hence all the comments about “all they did was dye Jared Leto’s hair” or “all they did was scribble on his face”. Even among those saying another film should have won, they largely fixated on criticizing the Joker makeup as if that were the only notable makeup design in the entire movie.

And whether or not you like the Joker design, that’s just unfair to the makeup artists who also gave us Croc, Diablo, and Enchantress.

So the post I believe you’re referring to was not saying “You can’t like the makeup design in another movie better”, it was saying “You have to be honest about the makeup design in this movie”, because a lot of people weren’t.

we all already knew pewdiepie was a disgusting pile of crap but the fact that the video’s still up after 3 days when he’s essentially the face of youtube, and google hasn’t taken the video down, really says something about the company

like if u upload a scene from a 1970s star wars movie that gets taken down instantly, but antisemitic hate speech posted by the person with the most subscribers on all of youtube? that can stay

also dont send me asks about this im tired and its not my job

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Films by or about people of colour directed by women*

Some notes on the list:

  • This list is non-exhaustive.
  • The movies I counted as “starring” poc of colour have at least 1 poc as lead or co-lead.
  • I respect the fact that some people do not want to see movies about poc as told by white women and have separated these movies accordingly.
  • Some of the directors who are woc who have directed the movies starring woc are not the same race as their casts.
  • What counts as a woc in the western world is not what is necessarily counted as a woc in the countries that those women are from. I have created my international list based on my own western perspective.

Directed by American WOC starring POC

Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash)
Mississippi Masala (Mira Nair)
I Like It Like That (Darnell Martin)
Eve’s Bayou (Kasi Lemmons)
Girlfight (Karyn Kusama)
Love and Basketball (Gina Prince-Blythewood)
Real Women Have Curves (Patricia Cardoso)
Saving Face (Alice Wu)
Something New (Sanaa Hamri)
Mississippi Damned (Tina Mabry)
I Will Follow (Ava DuVernay)
Pariah (Dee Rees)
Yelling to the Sky (Victoria Mahoney)
Middle of Nowhere (Ava DuVernay)
Mosquita y Mari (Aurora Guerrero)
Peeples (Tina Gordon Chism)
Selma (Ava DuVernay)
13th (Ava DuVernay)
Losing Ground (Kathleen Collins)
Appropriate Behavior (Desiree Akhavan)
Farah Goes Bang (Meera Menon)
It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (Emily Ting)
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (Chloe Zhao)

Directed by WOC starring white people
The Republic of Love (Deepa Mehta)
D.E.B.S. (Angela Robinson)
Vanity Fair (Mira Nair)
Jennifer’s Body (Karyn Kusama)
Last Night (Massy Tadjedin)
The Invitation (Karyn Kusama)
Equity (Meera Menon)
Shake It (Hella Joof)

International WOC
Sugar Cane Alley (Euzhan Palcy) Martinique
Salaam Bombay! (Mira Nair) India
Double Happiness (Mina Schum) Canada
Fire (Deepa Mehta) Canada/India
Earth (Deepa Mehta) Canada/India
Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair) India
Bollywood/Hollywood (Deepa Mehta) Canada
Bend it like Beckham (Gurinder Chada) UK
Water (Deepa Mehta) Canada/India
Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud) France
Heaven on Earth (Deepa Mehta) Canada
Belle (Amma Asante) UK
The Second Mother (Anna Muylaert) Brazil
A Simple Life (Ann Hui) Hong Kong
Wadjda (Haifaa al-Mansour) Saudi Arabia
Dil Dhankande Do (Zoya Akhtar) India
Still the Water (Naomi Kawase) Japan
Sweet Bean (Naomi Kawase) Japan
Blackboards (Samira Makhmalbaf) Iran
At Five in the Afternoon (Samira Makhmabaf) Iran

Directed by white women starring POC
Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke) documentary
Black Panthers (Agnès Varda) documentary
Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston) documentary
S'en fout la mort (Claire Denis)
Mi Vida Loca (Allison Anders)
Whale Rider (Niki Caro)
Frida (Julie Taymor)
Itty Bitty Titty Committee (Jamie Babbit)
Things We Lost in the Fire (Susanne Bier)
35 Rhums (Claire Denis)
The Wedding Song (Karin Albou)
2 Days in New York (Julie Delpy)
Girlhood (Céline Sciamma)
Honeytrap (Rebecca Johnson)
The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer)
Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold)
American Honey (Andrea Arnold)
Ayanda (Sara Blecher)

*I know people will want to add onto the list and I appreciate that, but before you do please check whether a film is directed by a woman. This blog and list is in support of women directed or co-directed films. Please respect that. 

Tips on Writing Characters Without Faces

so yeah, we all know that facial expressions can tell us a lot about how a character is feeling, but what if that isn’t an option? how can you make someone emote if they don’t really have standard facial features? the answer; body language.

let’s consider how emotions are conveyed on a stage production vs movie with Sweeney Todd. First, the stage play:

Note how Todd’s entire upper body goes into his gestures, how he’s single-mindedly focused on his dreams and ideals; how his hands GRAB for each imaginary ‘man’ with these sharp, aggressive, destructive movements and how that contrasts with Mrs. Lovett’s body language; how her hands linger in the air and gravitate towards Todd even after he’s pulled away, and the slow turn she gives him. It does an excellent, though exaggerated, way of conveying their relationship (her focus is on him and making him happy, his focus is entirely on revenge)

Contrast this to the movie:

Originally posted by curiousitykilledthekat

Same lines in the song, much more subtle. Lovett’s eyes still track towards Todds, which reminds us she’s still more focused on the outside, but all of the emotion is in their faces. Were this not a close-up shot in a movie it’d be very, very hard to read their expressions.

While I do recommend you watch a few stage plays (in person near the back row if you can) to actually study body language for yourself or try out charades with your face covered with friends/watch how cosplayers or mascots emote, here’s a few shorthands to get you started (US-centric so expressions may vary on your region):

Head:

  • perfectly still - fear, intense attention, feeling under scrutiny
  • tilted up - recollection, intimidation (looking down nose at threat, aiming to appear taller)
  • tilted down - intense thought, shame (avoiding eye contact), depression/sad feelings
  • turned away - not giving person full attention, avoiding subject/conflict without being combative
  • cocker-spaniel (sideways) tilt - confusion, curiosity, amusement

Hands

  • at the forehead - fatigue (wiping away sweat), illness (checking self for fever, feeling a headache), realization/memory (a ‘well duh’ tap)
  • at the eyes - fatigue or headache (shielding eyes from light), distress (blocking out a painful view, concealing tears)
  • at the nose - disgust (a pinch at the nostrils,) irritation (rubbing at sore spot on nose from glasses wear)
  • at the mouth - nausea, surprise, repressing an emotion/stopping self from saying something
  • at the chin - contemplation, tiredness (face resting in hand)
  • rubbing back of neck - a need to relax tension, embarrassment, slight unease/desire to distract self
  • at the chest - surprise, self-protection (reaction to a wounding statement, sometimes used sarcastically), strong emotions (clutching at heart, could be good-strong or bad-strong), need for security (touching necklace/adjusting clothing to conceal more)
  • at the stomach - pain (clutching, pressing), satisfaction after a meal, protectiveness towards fetus when applicable
  • at the hip(s) - confidence, intimidation, nervousness (if grabbing for weapon)
  • at groin - concealment/unease (usually male-coded as protection of genitals), politeness (hands folded in lap)
  • on thighs - exhaustion (bent over, hands on legs supporting tired upper body)
  • formed into fists - holding back an intense emotion, preparing to fight
  • toying with something - restlessness (bored, nervous energy, craving something they can’t touch) or deliberate disrespect of property (playing with personal objects someone holds dear as an intimidation tactic)

Arms

  • at sides, relaxed - default posture
  • at sides, tense - unease, restraint (soldier at attention, person holding still to avoid being attacked), fear
  • crossed at chest - disapproval, displaying authority, unease (hugging oneself)
  • crossed at stomach - pain, intense laughter (caused by sore stomach muscles from laughing)
  • up, fingers laced behind head - confidence, relaxation
  • one arm on back of furniture - confidence, invitation for someone join them
  • general rule - the further arms are away from body, the more confident/dominant a person means to appear; exposed torso indicates that they don’t see anyone around as a threat to them

Legs

  • square with shoulders - professional, restraint, protective stance
  • wide stance, one foot a little back but planted - defensive stance, expecting to receive blows (knees may be unlocked - seen in swordplay and fencing)
  • weight on one leg - relaxed, tired, may also be leaning on something or pair with one ankle tucked behind the other
  • uneven stance - could indicate old injury
  • foot tapping/bouncing - boredom, nervous energy

Whole Body:

  • stiff and still - fear, unease, standing to attention
  • limp or pliant - relaxed, tired, pleased
  • shoulders back/head up - alert, focused, aggressive
  • shoulders forward, hunched - tired, ashamed
  • leaning towards person - interest, intimidation (looming over them), aggression (usually paired with tense arms or hands in fists,)
  • leaning away from person - relaxation, confidence, disgust (recoiling)
  • smooth/fluid movements - joy, confidence, experience
  • stiff motions - fear (reactive, fight or flight), pain (reluctance to move), anger (either fighting to keep control of emotions or lashing out), cold (conservation of heat by keeping limbs near body)
  • cracking joints/stretching - preparing for a fight, often reading as confidence in abilities
  • general rule - close contact/proximity can read as intimidation (paired with tense body - an invasion of personal space) or affection (paired with relaxaed body language, gentle movement) or passion/attraction while distance can read unease/distaste/fear/dislike.

with those in mind, let’s read this scene from Red vs Blue (a personal fav of mine for body language) featuring agent texas from season 8.

Originally posted by cryingmanlytears

So first of all, very relaxed upper body; limp arms held away from the body, which slowly come back to rest on her hips as she looks at what she’s done. Watch how her lean shifts at the end as her center of gravity shifts, and how she has to move her right leg to restabilize herself when she’s finished pushing it. This reads, in order from the start of the loop; detachment (the least amount of her body is involved in the action as possible), relaxation (smooth movements, the deliberation of those little steps backwards) and confidence (hands on hips.) We can tell a ton about this character just in this gif alone, based on her body language.

in summary! this list isn’t exhaustive, but hopefully it gives you some ideas for ways of making characters emote in fics when you can’t see their faces.

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in which adrien & marinette attend a wedding reception and marinette notices how adrien looks at the bride and groom wishfully.  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

//sorry for the lack of art lately! i’ve been swamped with work but i’ve been thinking about my whole wedding au and the events leading up to it….including proposal *stuffs my face in a pillow and screams while thinking about their proposal scene*

At the very of the very last Fantastic Beasts film they make, I want there to be a cut scene in the credits of Platform 9 ¾. There’s a young Remus Lupin nervously trying to figure out what to do with his luggage. Sirius Black is off to one side being lectured one last time about how he’d better maintain the family tradition of being sorted into Slytherin. Peter Petigrew trips over his own feet and falls flat on his face. Then Lily Evans comes barreling through the crowd dragging Severus Snape by the arm behind her. She is SO excited. Even Severus seems cautiously optimistic. Then Lily runs into James Potter and falls over his trunk. James makes some snotty, snide comment about how she and her greasy friend ought to watch where they’re going. Then Lily stands up and punches James in the face, blackening one of his eyes.

Cut to black. The credits continue to roll.

some things about the trailer:

desaturated. no music. no faces. disney knows that the original fan base is all grown up; they know their audience. this is gonna be dark. Im looking forward to seeing how the story has grown, and how they reflect modernity in stock car racing. 
Lightning was first, then fourth when we saw him. He’s still a leader, at least in this race.
I’m considering that this might be a flashback. Maybe a race a few years ago that made him lose his edge. In the tentative plotline that Pixar released a few years ago, this movie is about McQueen trying to catch up with a racing world that’s left him behind. Maybe that world didn’t leave him behind; maybe he left it.
Number 20 (2.0?) has nitrous. This isn’t a racing world that’s advancing– this is a racing world that’s cheating. I have a few more NASCAR-specific criticisms, but that’s the biggest one rn. 

some things about his crash:

it looks like Lightning’s up to his old tricks– a three-wheel burnout only happens if the tires aren’t changed every fifty or so laps (depending on the track). This was his fault.
In real racing, if you lose control of the car and can’t regain it, you’re told to let go of the wheel so you don’t break your wrists trying to wrestle with the steering. That’s what happened; Lightning let go.
The anatomy of the crash: his tires wore out, causing him to lose control. sometimes cars can make it back to pit road if this happens, sometimes they can’t. It happened at turn 3 on the track, where cars are letting off the accelerator and wall crashes happen often. When he swerved, that’s where he went– the wall. After a wall crash, depending on the severity, a car can either come to a dead stop (which causes the front to crumple and compromises the engine), or it rolls.
We see sparks. Lightning’s spoiler is hanging on by a thread. By the time we see him in that last clip, he’s already rolled two or three times, maybe more.

some things about me:

i’m crying

I really need some like, otayuri fluff in my life rn?? Like pls

•At the beach and Otabek cant swim so Yuri tries to teach him how to swim
•it turns into a giant mess tho because Yuri is apparently a really shitty teacher
•Otabek kisses his frustrations away and instead they make sand castles

•Otabek can draw?? What?? So Yuri lays down on the couch in the LEAST sexy pose and says “draw me like one of your french girls”
•Beka takes a whopping 5 minutes on it, coloring and all, and they laugh at it for 10 minutes
•Later when Yuri falls asleep during the movie at the other end of the couch, Otabek sneaks down and actually does a very nice portrait of Yuri asleep
•Yuri has them both framed in his apartment next to each other

•Yuri constantly buys shit for Beka because he has like no impluse control
•Guys this boy has like a $1,000 backpack okay dont talk to me
•Anyways one day he buys Beka this leather jacket that looks like it belongs in a Lady Gaga music video. Its a crop top jacket with studs and fringe EVERYWHERE and Yuri LOVES IT
•After mails it, like, a week later, Otabek posts a pic on instagram of him, leaning against his bike, in leather skinny jeans and the jacket with ray bands on and it goes like, viral over night. Yuri is s h o o k. Otabek texts him later like, “Oh, by the way, thanks for the jacket Babe”

Give me the boys being silly and stupid and in love p l e a s e

Person A and B were cuddling on their couch watching a horror movie.

Person A has already seen this movie and knew right when the jumpscares were…therefore knowing when to scare Person B.

Person A waited and waited and waited, until suddenly yelling into Person B’s ear.

Person B, instead of yelling or flailing like a normal person, screams bloody murder, falls off of A and the couch and bookes it into the bathroom. Mind you, still screaming.

Person A howls with laughter tears falling down their face, while trying to regulate their breathing.

They eventually get up, still chuckling, and tries to coax B out of the bathroom.

Person B slowly walks out of the bathroom and into A’s arms, glaring and muttering about imminent revenge.

EXTRA: Even though A brushes it off, they’re still worried about B’s revenge threat.

I don’t like the fact that, nowadays, it feels like it’s not permissible to leave something unresolved,” Lonergan says. “I mean, what the fuck is closure? Some people never get that. Some people live with their trauma for years. I’m not interested in rubbing people’s faces in suffering, or in saying, ‘These are the tough facts of life that I know and you don’t!’ But I don’t like this lie that everybody gets over things that easily. Some people can’t get over something major that’s happened to them at all; why can’t they have a movie too? Why can’t there be one film about somebody who doesn’t magically bounce back?
—  Kenneth Lonergan (talking about Manchester by the Sea)

a few reminders:

  • that thing you did that was kind of embarrassing and weird, everyone else forgot about that already
  • you look fine today, if you can’t notice something on your face standing 6 feet from a mirror then nobody else will either
  • if something is out of your control, do not let yourself or anyone else expect you to deal with it alone
  • social lives can go through cycles sometimes, if you feel like your friends are all ignoring you for no reason they’re probably just busy with other things
  • if you can’t stop thinking about someone or something, find something mentally occupying to do like reading a book or watching a movie. it won’t solve any serious problems but you will feel better
  • nothing will always be easy, if you’re trying then that should be good enough for anyone. if it’s not then you’re talking with the wrong people
  • never underestimate the importance of going to bed, if it’s dark outside and you feel bad just go to bed and deal with your problems the next day

Guys I’m seriously about to cry okay so you know that new movie Storks? I found it online (sorry in advance for the quality) and this movie is not only really good, but look at these families getting babies from the storks (okay disclaimer this is near the end, but this entire movie is about families that aren’t ‘normal’ and is centered around friends-become-family trope)

It’s so cute, it means so much to them

There’s shock and confusion but also that awe of “Our baby?”

LOVE!! AND LOTS OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF FAMILIES!! 

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LESBIAN. REALLY EXTRA EMOTIONAL LESBIANS AND WE KNOW WHY SO U CANT DENY

(THE QUALITY IS REALLY LOW THAT’S MY BAD I’M SO SORRY I AM SURE THIS MAN HAS A LOVELY FACE)

SINGLE MOM

HEY THATS GAY

GUYS STORKS IS GREAT

Looks up animated TV series on Youtube 

40 videos of random low quality zoomed in illegal uploaded episodes

5 shitty videos of people hating on said cartoon. 1 of them me which is also shitty

A youtube ad asking you to buy the Movie based on the cartoon but not the episodes themselves

A 120 videos with talking about adult jokes and a thumbnail with a red arrow about why your childhood is ruined, or somethings ruined, or how it’s the worst episode ever with a dark secret that’ll shock you top 10 :O O face thumnail

A finger family song of said cartoon