This is going to be a spoiler free
review, so I won’t be able to go into too much detail, but let me
give you a short preview of what I feel about the movie: It was
utterly and undeniably magical!
I just left the cinema and instantly
made my way home and to my laptop to write all this down so I would
not forget a single thing I wanted to share with you guys, because
let me tell you there is so much to say about this movie and all of
it is good. Over the past couple of weeks I have seen so much
negativity surround this movie, so many people threatening to boycott
yet another movie they haven’t seen on the sheer basis that a
character was supposedly gay and once more mistreated for it.
I write this to share with everyone
willing to read just what an amazing experience it was watching this
movie. I want to preface the following review by saying that both my
best friend and I are not overly emotional people. Neither of us cry
at the drop of a pin, especially not in the cinema. Yet in the matter
of ten minutes both me and my friend had our first tears in our eyes.
I say first, because the movie takes you on quite the emotional ride
and it is magnificent. Now, I’m no professional, but I’d consider my
opinion rather objective and trustworthy. Of course, I’d suggest you
go see the movie yourself nevertheless.
Let me begin with the basics such as
scenery, music and cast. The scenery was quite literally
breathtaking. The second Emma Watson stepped out of her little home
in that little village of France you are there with Belle. I had the
pleasure to watch the movie in 3D IMAX and it was absolutely worth
it. I’d recommend for anyone to pay those extra bucks, because I feel
it really added to the tone of the movie.
While the CGI was certainly visible at
times and slightly over the top for my taste here and there the
overall feel of the movie is not damaged by it at all. Wherever the
movie takes you, it seems real despite of it. The camera work is to
thank for it as well, as it really helps to set a specific tone. All
in all the movie does great in making you feel a certain emotion at
the appropriate time by using all the means they are given to do so;
including the sets and the way the camera is handled.
music and especially the musical numbers were quite mesmerizing.
Amongst the familiar classics like Beauty and the Beast itself the
movie offered some new pieces as well. Especially one towards the end
– sung by Dan Stevens as the Beast – caught my attention and
heart in particular. They use the songs not only to entertain, but
also to convey emotions and a deep insight into the characters
themselves. Some performances I liked better than others – I was
disappointed by the audible autotune used on Emma Watson herself –
but overall the numbers were all equally entertaining.
the cast I have to admit I had my doubts. I was especially worried
about Josh Gad as Le Fou as I’ve gotten to know him as a pretty poor
comedic actor. I say poor as most jokes are at the expense of him and
his weight rather than made by him. After watching the movie I can
say that I could not be more pleased with the casting, even Josh Gad.
I was honestly surprised as to how well he handled the role and happy
to see him take on a more serious side. Of course he was still funny,
but this time the humour wasn’t at his expense, but rather due to his
wit and clever sarcasm.
Now I want to tackle the characters,
specifically taking the accusations into account, and talk about how
the movie performs in comparison to the old classic we all know and
love. While a lot of the original story has remained untouched and
recognizable, there still have been quite a few tweaks and they were
for the better. They made the story more understandable, the
characters more memorable and real. I am happy to note that the
characters are granted a new depth they were lacking in the original.
Thanks to that the story is much better fitting for our time, age and
Gaston I was especially pleased with,
for multiple reasons. Towards the beginning of the movie I found him
to be rather charming which was a clever move to make. It only made
him seem worse when finally his facade dropped later on the movie. It
makes you truly detest his character and therefor the movie managed
to create a good villain in him. Despite being the bad guy, however,
his relationship towards Le Fou is in no way hateful. In fact, their
friendship is one I considered to be one of the most interesting in
the entire movie!
As for Le Fou, I dare say he was one of my
favourite characters. Contrary to his original counterpart he is in
no way a fool. In fact, he is the one keeping Gaston in check,
knowing his best friends behaviour, trying to keep him in line while
simultaneously taking his jabs and making fun of him as well.
Compared to the original, their relationship is much more equal and
lighthearted. Gaston is still the dreamy guy everyone is into, but he
doesn’t treat Le Fou as a peace of shit for it. In fact, despite his
obviously homoerotic undertones, even towards Gaston, the latter
never once ridicules him for it. Not only that, but Le Fou undergoes
great character growth over the course of the movie and it was a
pleasure to watch.
As for the Beauty and the Beast
themselves, there is not too much to say. The characters themselves
weren’t changed too much and yet there was still a fresh air about
them. It’s hard to explain without giving too much away. However, I
can say that both of them are obviously flawed and both of them
undergo a growth as well. Not only the Beast but Belle too. Instead
of brushing their flaws off once the plots wants them to be in love
they are openly addressed and worked on. Both parties realize their
mistakes and even admit to them. It certainly was a nice, little
change and I happily watched their relationship develop step by step.
As for a direct comparison of the
original to the new one I can say without doubt and guilt that the
new movie is better. A lot of the flaws of the original – whether
due to ignorance or because of the time it was created it – were
taken care off in this movie. The Stockholm Syndrome people accuse
the original of is handled better and I say this with a particular
conversation in mind that directly addresses the issue of freedom
there is for Belle. The movie also works much better in establishing
the character, their relationships and especially their pasts. You
get to know more about Belle and the Beast that give you a better
insight into them and explain, to a certain extend, why their
relationship develops the way it does.
So, in conclusion, the movie does great
in sweeping you away into a beautiful, magical world. It has a great
tone, the music is catchy, the scenery is breathtaking and it hits
home in just the right places. While the original was beautiful and
unique to experience and is an irreplaceable part of many childhoods,
it was extremely flawed. While it isn’t to say that this version is
not flawed – it undeniably is – the new Beauty and the Beast
managed to give you nostalgia without making the same mistakes as its
predecessor. It adds a new depth and strength to our already beloved
characters that make me happy in the sense of knowing that another
generation will grow up with a better version of our childhood
Scrolling through the ‘pynch’ tag I’ve seen a lot of posts saying that Adam and Ronan aren’t good lgbtq representation because the word ‘gay’ or ‘bisexual’ are never used in the series, that pynch felt rushed, and that it was like Maggie decided they were queer halfway through the series in order to jump on the diversity bandwagon.
If you are queer, you are more than entitled to think that them not actually labelling their sexuality is poor representation or isn’t good enough (if you are straight, I don’t care about your opinion). Personally, I don’t think it matters that the words are never shown because their sexualities are so explicitly depicted over the course of the novels. I read something that Maggie posted on her blog where she talked about not wanting to have to write that coming out narrative, that she wanted to show them being queer without having to them go through this narrative of coming out that draws such a clear line between straight characters and queer characters. Which I very much appreciate, as a queer person who is sick of coming out narratives being one of the few ones queer characters are allowed. I also think that the lack of labelling is perfectly okay because it is so clear that the characters are not only queer, but that Ronan is gay and Adam is bi, that the words don’t need to be used. And this from someone who normally has fits whenever writers refuse to call bisexual characters bisexual.
It’s so clear Adam is bisexual because neither his relationship with Blue or his relationship with Ronan is prioritized over the other, or written to be lesser. Maggie describes Adams attraction to Blue and Ronan in the same terms and in the same way. His relationship with Blue is never given the treatment of ‘once I was with a guy, I realized how much I hadn’t been complete being with a woman’. Even when he’s beginning to realize that he returns Ronan’s feelings, he still acknowledged that he thinks Blue is attractive, even if he no longer has feelings for her. He also doesn’t have any ‘gay panic’ when Ronan kisses him, or at any point while he begins to realize that he returns Ronan’s feelings, which speaks pretty clearly, in my opinion, to him knowing he’s bi and being totally fine with it, even if he’s not out to his friends. Which I don’t think he was, partially because of the contrast with how his friends interact with Ronan.
Reading the series, it was so obvious from book one that Ronan was queer. To be honest if you thought that was a change made halfway through, it’s because you were approaching it from a heteronormative view point, not because Maggie suddenly decided he was queer. One of my favourite lines is in the first book: ‘I’m always straight’ ‘That’s the biggest lie you’ve ever told’. This joke is exactly the kind of joke me and my friends would make with each other. That’s such a queer joke! It’s great! It makes it clear that not only is Ronan queer but both he and his friends are totally accepting of it! Ronan being gay is there in Maggie’s descriptions of how he thinks of Blue (and Orla) versus the other guys, in his interactions with Kavinsky (who is also obviously queer, but unlike Ronan hasn’t come to terms with it). It’s there in the small lines between him and his friends that acknowledge that he isn’t attracted to women. It’s VERY there in how he thinks of Adam.
In terms of their relationship being rushed, I think that’s just another example of reading through a heteronormative lens versus reading and being open to the possibility of queer characters and relationships. In both the way Adam talks about Ronan and Ronan talks about Adam, their attraction to each other is clear. Adam might have developed feelings for Ronan after Ronan had already developed and accepted his feelings for Adam, but that doesn’t make them forced or rushed. A slow build relationship like theirs can’t by it’s very nature be forced or rushed to be honest, not when you can see Adam slowly beginning to return Ronan’s feelings.
tl;dr if you think that it wasn’t obvious that Ronan and/or Adam were queer before they kissed, I recommend you reread the series with the fact of their queerness in mind.
Did I ever tell you buds bout a discovery i came to? no? well lemme enlighten you.
It wasn’t until I watched the ‘72 adaptation where I noticed the revolutionaries were building the barricade partially from paving stones and I didn’t remember if that was accurate seeing as most adaptations just go for the furniture pile.
so turns out this is accurate. “twenty yards of pavement had been torn up” (its a really long quote but they were used to start the building of the barricade”
One of my favourite lines had always been “you are tearing up the pavements of hell!” […] “our barricade is built from good intentions.”
It’s obviously a play on “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” but realising that the revolutionaries actually tore up the streets to build the barricade makes that line SO MUCH MORE SYMBOLIC.
Basically Victor Hugo why do you make me feel things about PAVING STONES?
I'm in the middle of finals week (ugh), do you think you could do some lazy day headcanons for McCree and his S/O
I would be honoured!! McCree is my absolute favourite and I’m currently dealing with a tough breakup right now so I needed this as well. Thank you!
On days like this, changing out of pyjamas was almost illegal
It was probably around 2 PM before both of you decided to roll out of bed, that was of course after the two of you had previously spent 3 hours cuddling and refusing to move even an inch.
All American breakfast? Obviously. McCree’s rustic cooking skills never failed to impress you as you tried to learn along the way
Whilst he’d finish up n the kitchen, you’d put on your favouite movie and pull out multiple blankets and pillows.
Jesse would come in with two plates and sigh as he saw your grinning face as you sat there surrounded by soft things. ~ “Darl, you’ve watching this movie three times this week alone!” ~ “I know but it’s my favourite”
You’d curl up against him as you enjoy binge watching old classic movies, laughing when he’d quote the odd line or sing along quietly.
Take out later that night seemed to be tradition on days like this
However the two of you would groan as you heard the doorbell ring, play fighting to see who’d answer the door
Eventually, you’d give in to his puppy eyes and soft smiles
The mood changed as you dimmed the lights, turned on the fireplace and cuddled closer to him - he was so warm
It was inevitable that you’d fall asleep on him.
As the final credits would roll, he’d admire your sleeping figure fondly before scooping you up in his arms and carrying you back to bed.
I’ve written a drabble or short fic for every day of Steggy Week 2k17! This was written for Day 1: Agent Carter Timeline.
Note: This takes place during the Agent Carter Season 1 episode “The Blitzkrieg Button”, and uses several lines of dialogue from the episode. Obviously I didn’t write those.
“Ah, my favourite foreigners,” said Howard cheerfully, straightening up from his pool table, as Peggy and Jarvis slid open the door to the boxcar. “Did Mr. Mink have his minions blackmail you?”
“Indeed, sir,” said Jarvis.
“You certainly know how to pick your partners,” Peggy added, drily.
“Well, Mr. Mink is a black-market smuggler, sure, but he got me back into the country, and he’s predictable in his greed. I like predictable, and I like greedy.” In one smooth motion, Howard reached down and pitched the cue ball directly at Peggy’s head. She automatically leaned to the side and glanced behind her in time to see the last of Mr. Mink’s minions hitting the floor, out cold from a billiard ball to the head.
Howard sighed. “And I was so close to running the table.” He perked up. “Oh, Peg, got a surprise for you.” She raised an inquiring eyebrow, and Howard grinned and knocked on what Peggy had assumed was the door to the toilet, or possibly a bedroom. “Come on out, pal.”
The door opened and there, in front of her, was Steve Rogers.
Peggy blinked, then stumbled slightly, Jarvis catching her with a steady hand on her elbow.
“Got a ping on my radar, went up to have a look-see while I was away,” Howard was saying. “Thought the serum might allow him to survive a deep freeze, so I thawed him out in my London lab, and voila!”
She was having a little trouble concentrating. “You - you what?”
Howard grinned again. “Nobody else knows he’s alive. Wanted to give you first dibs before he gets spirited away by Uncle Sam.”
Peggy took an unconscious step towards Steve. “You’re quite late,” she breathed, staring wide-eyed into his face, and he was looking at her exactly as he had in Schmidt’s fortress, the second-last time they’d seen each other.
She sobbed, and he stepped forward and wrapped her in his arms. She could hear Mr. Jarvis ushering Howard out of the boxcar, pulling the doors shut to give them a little privacy, but mostly all she could concentrate on was Steve - his smell, the feel of his arms around her, his heartbeat, the rise and fall of his chest.
They clung to each other for a long time. “It’s been almost a year,” she sniffed. “I thought -”
I know.” He took a deep breath. “Peggy, I understand if I’m too late for our dance.” His arms tightened around her a little. “It’s just - it’s just really good to see you.”
She drew in a shaky breath. “I still haven’t quite forgiven you for not giving us your coordinates,” she said, into his shirt. “Particularly, since, as it turns out, we could have rescued you almost immediately. However,” she pulled back, and their eyes met. “I’m afraid I have found myself quite unable to move on.”
“Oh,” he said, and then she was kissing him, and he was kissing back, and unlike last time, they had all the time in the world.
Both Howard and Mr. Jarvis were grinning when Peggy and Steve finally slid open the doors. Howard smirked. “You got some lipstick just there, pal.”
Peggy took his hand and squeezed. “Howard, I am never going to complain about you finding Steve. But you’re risking notice from every American intelligence agency by being here. Why didn’t you just call me? I would have come to London. I would have come anywhere.”
Howard nodded. “Let’s get back to my place. We can have some sherry and I’ll explain everything.”
“You do realize that my work colleague Ray Krzeminski was killed while you were away? The SSR blames you, and they’re out for blood. We must assume they’re about to uncover all of your residences, your bank accounts, your corporations. So perhaps turning up unexpectedly was not your best plan.”
“So where can I hide?”
“This boxcar looks comfortable.” She sighed, and dug through her bag. “You’re good at sneaking into ladies-only establishments. Here’s the key to my room at the Griffin. If you get caught, you stole it. You can tell me what the hell is going on tomorrow.”
Jarvis raised an eyebrow. “And where will you be going, Miss Carter?”
“Out for a little fondue with the captain?” put in Howard, eyebrows waggling.
She ignored him, and smiled at Steve. “We’re going dancing.”
After learning about his little brother’s secret – and apparently serious – relationship, he was on a mission. That mission included Ian getting shit-faced.
“So, Ian,” He started after sharing a dozen or more beers with Ian, a comfortable buzz finally setting over them both. “Wanna talk about this lucky guy?”
“I love my mouse.” Ian said abruptly, apparently not hearing or acknowledging Lip’s question.
“What? Mouse? You don’t have a mouse.”
“I do have a mouse!” Ian shot Lip a dirty look as if he had just said the worst thing in the word. “His hair is black and he has blue eyes and I love him very much.”
“Yes.” Lip was very confused. The only pets they had ever had is that one turtle that died, he doesn’t remember anything about a mouse. Why was Ian declaring his love for this non-existent mouse?
“Ian, seriously, you don’t have a mouse. What the fuck are you talking about.”
“You kinda sound like him.” Ian smiled slightly, the haze in his eyes filling with a warmth.
“I sound like your mouse?”
“Yeah,” Obviously Ian understands the look on Lip’s face so he continues. “He always says that he’s no one’s bitch, not even mine, but he kinda is. I know he is, cause he laughs at my jokes and my jokes are terrible, they’re shit, and he holds my hand even though he would totally deny it if you asked, he’d probably punch you in the face. He’s tough like that, he’s a total badass, but, Lip, he’s so soft, I’ve never met a softer person, he’s like a human blanket. A badass blanket.” In amongst Ian’s ranting, which he had a growing smile throughout, he gathered that Ian's ‘mouse’ wasn’t a mouse at all.
“Tell me more about your mouse, Ian.” Lip realised that the encouragement was unnecessary since it seemed like Ian was going to continue anyway.
“He’s so cute, he is the definition of cute but he would tear your arm off if you told him that, well, he wouldn’t tear my arm off cause he loves me, he told me that, he told me that, before I told him. It was amazing. He told me and then threatened that he would shoot me if I made a big deal out of it, but how could I not? He told me he fucking loves me, after two years, of course I knew way before that but he finally said it, after everything. Im so proud of him.” Ian trailed off, obviously lost in his own thoughts, leaving Lip in a jealous kind of awe. His brother was so in love that it hurt. He could see Ian’s feeling displayed all over his face, the intoxication allowing him to let down his guard and spew his thoughts without much hesitation. It was unbelievably fairy-taleish. “Should I call him?” Ian suddenly asked. “Imma call him.” He decided, not allowing Lip a chance to answer. He fished his phone from behind the couch cushions where it had fallen and hit the dial button, obviously having his ‘mouse’s number saved as a favourite. Lip had never been happier than he had gotten his little brother drunk.
The line rang for about five seconds before Ian started talking, obviously his boyfriend had picked up.
“Hey, you.” The smile on Ian’s face grew impossibly bigger. “Nothin’s wrong,” “I’m well aware what time it is.” “What, can’t I call the boy I love?” Then he started giggling, something that Lip couldn’t remember ever happening before. “You’re cute when you’re angry.” “Nah, you wouldn’t, you like my face too much to do that.” “Don’t tell me to shut the fuck up,” Lip found himself quietly laughing at the conversation, the love between Ian and whoever was on the other side of the line was obvious, even if Lip was only hearing one side of the exchange. “I can hear you smiling, you dimwit.” Then Ian straightened up and the smile fell from his face, concerning Lip. “Hey, listen, no, fuckin’ listen. I love you, alright? You gotta get that in that noggin of your’s mister.” Lip heard a whisper quiet laugh come from Ian’s phone and then he could’ve sworn he heard a soft ‘yeah, yeah, I love you too.’
do you have any favourite artists (as in illustrators, painters...)? (love your art so much!)
Yes I do! One of my favourite painters is Egon Schiele. Always loved his work. I don’t know if you can tell from my art but I take a lot of influence from his line work~
A more recent artist though that I adore is Boneface. Don’t know their real name but they do a lot of work for musicians, like making album art/videos. I found their work through Queens of the Stone Age and they really inspire how I colour stuff now and why I use negative space a lot.
And lastly (so this doesn’t get too long), very obviously, a huge influence of mine is Bryan Lee O’Malley. Loved Scott Pilgrim sooo so much as a kid and loved imitating his art style. You can still see it a lot in my cartoon work.
Definitely check out these artists if you don’t know them already! Also thank you <3
[Steeples fingers.] Okay but one day Reyes asks for you to stay after class to talk about your grade but he's /lying/. Sure it starts that way but halfway through he slips into casually dirty talking Spanish to see how much you can understand and is not disappointed when he finds you out you can understand a lil bit. What a fucking asshole. (Are you still on your Reaper kick? I am lmao.)
Okay I am curled up in bed atm because its Sunday and I’m cold and on my phone so I’m sorry if this is full of mistakes but YEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS this gives me LIFE.
He’s such a sly fuck, why does he do this. So he asks you to stay back and he’s using that really authoritative tone he gets when he’s not impressed, like he’s kind of drawn to his full height and he’s got *that* tone of voice. Basically everyone else is swooning while you’re shitting your pants scared is what I’m saying.
So everyone leaves and its just you and you’re wondering if you’re shaking and looking like you might cry or something and Reyes is staring down at you with his arms crossed (don’t think about how nice his arms look holy shit why does a Spanish lecturer need to be this fucking fit anyway isn’t there a rule against wearing fitting shirts like that fuck this university) and he’s quiet for a bit.
You’ve pretty much had enough of the suspense so you ask meekly what’s up, like are you gonna die today or what just hurry it up.
Then Reyes like fucking smirks at you and *purrs* some goddamn fucking Spanish and its not even as if its dirty or anything, he just makes it sound filthy because he can he’s fucking Gabriel Reyes. Its something like “You can understand me, can’t you?”
And you’re so frazzled by the way he’s looking at you and that smirk and he smells really good wow and he’s kind of towering over you and Jesus fuck are you scared or are you turned on?? Whatever, what’s the difference at this rate. You kind of shakily murmur a “no???” But that’s obviously the wrong answer because you ANSWERED HIS FUCKING QUESTION GENIUS.
Reyes likes how flustered you’re getting; your cheeks are red and your kind of scared, but he has this feeling you kind of like playing this game. “Are you trying to be smart with me?” Okay he has to admit here that he is kind of using that lilt he has when he’s trying to pick someone up. What he really wants to do is see how you’d look if he forced you to look at him with his hand on your jaw but that’s very obviously crossing some lines pal, do not do that.
You cutely stutter some apologies and okay, now Reyes feels bad. “N-No, no, no, not trying to be smart! Be smarter maybe, but–” Your sentence structure kind of collapses under stress and Reyes chuckles and calms you down by correcting you.
“At this rate you’ll be too good for this class.” Reyes changes back to English and dismisses you. “Slow down. I wouldn’t want to lose my favourite student.”
????!!!!! Why does he have to say that?!!!! ITS NOT FAIR THAT HES CHARMING IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH!!! PICK ONE!!!!!!!!!!
You run away completely flustered, but you should be pleased you’re his fave. ;)
I have had multiple people point out how most of my tags are something along the lines of “what is he doing” or “why is he like this?” So to celebrate 200 followers I thought I’d explain why that is. Basically….Mika’s just a weird person…I don’t think I’m shocking anyone with that statement. So here is my favourite absolutely bizarre moments of Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr!
Obviously this is all in good fun, I love the man. If you have a moment I missed let me know, who knows, I might make a sequel!
Imagine meeting Sebastian Stan on a night out and hiding your inner fangirl from him until he catches you in an amusingly compromising position
What is a fangirl? You. You were most definitely a fangirl especially for Marvel. You weren’t ashamed but it wasn’t exactly something you shouted from the rooftops, all of your closest friends knew a few work colleagues but that was it.
You had a good collection of fan art, T-shirts with shields and fake metal arms, mugs cups underwear action figures even a cute little cap shield tattoo on your right hip. All in all a pretty good collection of memorabilia. You’d watched all the movies and tv series and fangirled over casting choices more times than you could count. You’d never had the chance to go comic con as much as you’d tried but it just never happened although you’d watched all the panels on YouTube. You would have given your left arm for a chance to meet anyone from Marvel at this point you didn’t even care who it was. Okay maybe thats a lie you knew exactly who you’d meet if you could Sebastian Stan or Chris Evans either was good both was preferable.
So when you were out for a girls night in New York with your friends you didn’t expect to act quite as calm as you did when you found yourself immersed in conversation with none other than Mr Stan himself. It could have been the 6 cocktails that kept your demeanor as cool as it was, it could have been the fact that you didn’t want to ruin whatever was happening and if you freaked out on the outside like you absolutely were on the inside you would for sure terrify the poor man and send him running for the hills so you were calm, calm enough to cause concern amongst your friends who couldn’t understand why you hadn’t had a total mental marvel outburst.
And there you were a good 45 minutes into hanging out with Sebastian Stan and his friends still internally freaking out still externally lying to his fucking face.
“ so what do you do then (Y/N)? ” he asked
what you mean besides stalk your instagram and ogle pictures of you on google? No don’t say that (Y/N)
“ My family owns a toystore so I help them run it ”
“ you help them run it or you just play with the toys all day long? ” he asked giving you a sarcastically quizzical look
“ hey someone has to make sure they’re working properly. Good job i don’t mind getting my hands dirty ” you bit back a smile as you replied
“ do you sell comic book toys ” he quizzed
“ we do, although i can’t say i’ve ever played with Captain America or the Winter Soldier ” You lied
He almost choked on his drink “ now i know you’re a fan and hey the nights still young ” he winked smirking at you
“ wow ” you laughed
The rest of the night went on like that easy conversation and laughter. He asked you for your number as you were leaving and it was your turn to choke on your drink. It was so surreal the whole night you’d stayed cool, well until you got outside the club and finally set your inner fangirl free. Jumping up and down round and round screaming and laughing maniacally. Your friends watched as you danced around doubled over with laughter nodding at you when you asked if it was real, did that just happen, did you really just spend 3 hours talking and dancing with Sebastian freaking Stan. Did you in real life just swap numbers with him.
“oh my god (Y/F/N) please tell me i did not just make that up, that happened right like that really just fucking happened?”
“yes (Y/N), yes it just happened. Quick question though whatcha gonna do when he finds out how much of a marvel freak you really are?” she questioned
“SHIT!! I have no idea” frantically trying to figure out how this was gonna go down “its fine girls i kept that calm in there maybe i dont have to show him” yup you didnt believe yourself either. Oh well you’d just have to work really hard to play it cool he didn’t need to know you went to bed wearing pyjamas with his face on them besides you probably would never see him again right?
It had been 3 weeks since you met him and you’d gone on a total of 5 dates it was going well, really well actually you’d admitted you were a fan, downplayed it ofcourse sure you told him you’d seen a few of his movies but only once. You conveniently didn’t reveal that you may aswell have known all the words to every Cap film and had seen them WAY over 50 times you also still hadn’t admitted to the pyjamas or the fact that you drank your coffee from a mug shaped like Captain Americas head. See it was going well. For now!
It was the day of what was going to be your 6th date and you weren’t feeling too good so you’d agreed to rearrange when you were feeling better. You’d settled on the sofa wearing your avengers onesie, Caps head full of hot cocoa and Civil War on T.V. Perfect. Your roomates had decided to abandon you and go out drinking half way through the movie not being able to stand to watch it AGAIN. It was coming up to your favourite scene the one where Cap finds Bucky in Bucharest and you sat crossed legged goofy grin whispering the lines when you were startled by someone clearly trying and failing to hold back laughter. You jumped up out of your blankie revealing your very unflattering onesie
“OH MY GOD Sebastian, you scared the shit out of me what are you doing here, how did you even get in??” you quizzed
“did i just catch you reciting lines from one of my scenes (Y/N)?” he quizzed obviously amused “ and are you wearing Avengers pjs?”
“ n-no , i wasn’t i don’t know what you saw but this is the f-first time i’ve seen t-this movie” it was bad, he caught you thats it he knows you’re crazy “ I I mean well maybe not the first time but”
“ Is that Evans’ head?” he was laughing now, not just giggling laughing full on losing breath belly laughing “ i thought you said you’d only seen a few of my movies? you said you weren’t really a fan of the MCU”
“ Is there any point in me even trying to hide my crazy now? ” you asked feigning exasperation
He shook his head gaining composure. Once he’d stopped laughing at you that was “oh sweety no, your crazy is definitely showing. ”
You let out a sigh before slumping back down on the sofa and fiddling with the buttons of your onesie “ I’m not totally insane i just kinda like Marvel”
“Kinda?” he asked raising his eyebrow at you
“not kinda, i really like it okay, happy?”
“i think its kinda cute that you tried to hide it from me, although i don’t understand why” he said more sincere now
“Seriously? If i’d have told you about my Winter Soldier underwear collection the night we met you would definitely not have asked for my number”
“ No you’re right, I’d have asked you to show me the collection instead ” he chuckled taking a seat next to on the sofa and grabbing the remote rewinding the movie and stealing a sip of your cocoa
“ what are you doing?”
“well when you said you were sick I came over to take care of you, your friends let me in on their way out.so if watching my own movie and drinking from a cup with my friends face on it helps make you feel better then I guess I’m gonna do just that” he smiled at you before placing a soft kiss to your forehead and snuggling you against his chest
“oh” was all you could reply with the biggest smile on your face as you settled against him to finish the movie.
The other day I received a quill and ink to practice calligraphy. The first thing I thought to write besides a song that was in my head were my favourite lines from Sherlock. I thought I’d go in order, from ASiP onward. I began with, ‘will you come?’, a sexually suggestive line I’ve pondered on for quite some time.
Then tumbled upon my next favourite line in ASiP, ‘Oh, God, yes’. This one is so obviously sexually suggestive it almost makes the audience fan themselves. Then, it hit me. ‘Will you come?’, is exactly what Sherlock is asking John, there. That’s how Lestrade asks him if he will go to investigate at Lauriston Gardens.
These two sexually suggestive lines don’t just work alone, they work together. ‘Will you come?’, and, ‘Oh, God, yes’. Not that, ‘want to see some more?’, isn’t sufficiently sexually suggestive but yeah, anyway, I thought I’d share this.
Not so much a question but more of a super excitement; I saw some of the new voice over lines on wowhead from the PTR today, and they're amazing! Some of my favourite characters are getting roles and the voice work is all really good. Thanks for all the hard work, and I look forward to seeing it all in action!
VO has been an ongoing thing all patch cycle, but the sound department sort of… dropped a ton of it on our heads at once last week. It was great. I actually spent today listening to the quest sequences and I am really pleased with how it all came together. Obviously some timing issues that will need working out- don’t worry, we’re on it- but overall… it definitely adds something to an already smooth experience.
Your entire life had lead up to this. College. Every piece of homework, every assignment, every sleepless night spent trying to complete them. And it was all redundant unless you got this right. The interview.
I don't wanna downplay other ships but i don't get ynm popularity? Sg is very sassy & sometimes borderline mean to jm. Don't get me wrong I like sg but I've watched countless of ynm vid to get why it was so liked & I don't get it. There is a bit of skinship but sg is obviously way softer with ho/bi than with jm. Except kmn & v//min, Ji//hope should be way more popular they have it all, roommies, dancer line, sunshine line, a lot of skinship. Why aren't they more popular? Idg BTS ships lol
Lol some people like those dynamics though. Idk about you but some of my favourite jikook moments are when Jimin is being outright savage to Jungkook
tbh i was surprised of ynmn’s popularity too but then i realized that it was like suga has a soft spot for jimin: for someone going through many tough times during his youth, perhaps yoongi just needed someone like jimin by his side back then. I have to admit that while hoseok fits this role more than jimin does, it’s still there, hence why it is so popular.
Annnnyways, i never really understood the point of ship popularity unless it was like DIRECTLY clashing with my otp in a non avoidable way (does anyone remember seddie and creddie? omg. my ferocious childhood.) because other people will never see what you see, and you will never see what they see.
Thank you so much for the support thus far, it’s really keeping me going! Origins is one of my favourite games and I’ve wanted to do my own Disney/ Dreamworks story for some time now, so I hope this will come to fruition!
Concerning the Voice Acting. I’m gonna get straight to it!
Impressions are mostly key as this is obviously an adaptation! Please take the time to look up the voices of Dragon Age Origins and if you are confident that you can do a pretty good likeness, then please email me the character you wish to voice, along with a few of their lines - different emotions would be preferable too.
My email is Astargray@gmail.com
The roles for auditions in Episode One are as follows:
Elanore Cousland (Scottish/ Northern accent)
Ser Gilmore (accent optional)
Bryce Cousland (Scottish/ Northern accent)
Oriana (French accent)
Oren (gender optional/ accent mixed)
Eventually I will be needing the other characters. If you were hoping to voice them, please still email me. But here is the list of roles that are taken (sorry):
Loghain Mac Tir
And if you fear that you can’t really do impressions/ accents but still want to partake in lending your voice, there’s always Soldier A’s and Darkspawn :D
Thank you, good luck and most importantly HAVE FUN!
*cracks knuckles!* welcome to my explanation of my King Philip of Greece verse. Because I love history but I love playing with the what if of the world, so, without further ado, lets look at Philip’s family three and the greek royal family. Like many monarchies, the law of the time favourites first male borns over female or any others.
Below an amazing family tree of Philip I made myself. So obviously, its super clear(not).
George I of Greece is Philip’s grandfather and Philip’s father, Prince Andrew was the fourth son of George. So while still in the line of the throne, one would think Philip would never become king, I mean, he had not only three uncles before him and all the children they would have before him. BUT, the plot thickens.
Constantine I, Philip’s uncle and George I’s first born became king (
18 March 1913 – 11 June 1917 and
19 December 1920 – 27 September 1922 ). He had 3 sons and 3 daughters. Alexander, Constatine’s second son became king in 1917, during World War I, after the Entente Powers and the followers of Eleftherios Venizelos pushed Constantine I, and his eldest son Crown Prince George, into exile. (
11 June 1917 – 25 October 1920) But Consatine was put back on the throne.
He was succeeded by his eldest son George II of Greece, he reigned from 27 September 1922 to 25 March 1924. George died in 1924 with no issue, meaning the crown passed to the third son of Constantine I , Paul of Greece. He reigned from April 1st of 1947 to 6 of March of 1964. In history his son Constantine II became the last king of Greece before the monarchy was abolished. This is when I will deviate from history.
Paul ascended to the throne in 1947, the same year Philip married Princess Elizabeth.
In 1947 he was unable to attend the wedding of his first cousin, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to the future Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom as he was suffering from typhoid fever. In my AU of history, Paul died of this fever, leaving the throne to his son Constantine (II) who was seven at the time. The power that be at Greece during that time (the Greek Civil War between 1946 to 1949) were The Greek Government Army (backed by UK and USA) fought the Democratic Army of Greece.
Honestly the whole thing was a mess.
KING PHILIP OF GREECE. In 1947, after the wedding of Philip to Elizabeth, news of the death of his first cousin Paul of Greece arrived in England. Lord Moutbatten, pushed for Philip to claim the throne of Greece despite having renounced to all of his claim once he became a British citizen. But Churchill backed up the GGA and putting the newly married Philip in the throne of Greece would mean an alliance between Greece and Great Britain. So George VI of England gave the tiles back to Philip and the Navy Royal return to Greece.
There he was crowned King Philip I of Greece, King of the Hellenios, Duke of Edinbugrh (keeping the title of duke from england). In 1947 he was 26 years old. Newly married, with a english princess heiress to the throne of England, charming and good looking, the GGA won the civil war and the monarchy in Greece was never abolished, being a constitutional monarchy like the British Monarchy.
This verse has three versions:
The main one is Philip is married to Elizabeth. He is King of Greece and by 1952, like in history itself, Elizabeth becomes Queen of England. Since both of them are monarchs in their own rights, Philip becomes king consort of england and elizabeth is the queen consort of greece. Philip’s full title would be: King Philip I of Greece, King of the Hellenios, Commander of the Hellenic Army, King Consort of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Edinburgh.
The second one is my AU verse with @anastcsie. Where the Grand Duke and Duchess Philip and Anastasia of Russia become King and Queen Consort of Greece. Their home residence would be Greece. In this case Philip would be King Philip I of Greece, King of Hellenios, Commander of the Hellenic Army, Gran Duke of Russia.
The third version is unmarried Philip. Basically open for arranged marriages and all.
PSA: I’m no history expert nor I claim that my AU is flawless, but its an AU made from a giant what if I wanted to explore. I mean no disrespect to actual people who lived and breathed this world. I made my research and of course, that research is only touched upon to explain this verse so it will be flawed.
1. Which language do you prefer to watch the movies in and why? If you’ve watched multiple versions, are there any translation choices in one version that you prefer?
Tamil, obviously (since I don’t understand any of the other languages, oops.) I’m on a mission to watch them both in Telugu eventually, just to hear the original voices of our male leads. Like Sharme mentioned, Madhan Karky wrote most of the dialogue in Tamil and then it was translated over to Telugu. He even points out Rajamouli’s favourite line of his:
நானும் கணவரும் தந்தையை இழந்தவர்கள். குந்தள தேசத்தின் வழக்கப்படி பிறந்த குழந்தை ஆயிரம் பிறைகள் காணவேண்டும் என்பதற்காக பாட்டனாரிடம் கொடுப்பது தான் மரபு. எங்கள் குழந்தையை உங்கள் கைகளில் ஏந்துவீர்களா?
(According to the traditions of Kuntala, the newborn baby is first handed to the grandafther. My husband and I have both lost our fathers. Will you hold our child?)
Which is obviously when Devasena asks Kattappa to give her a baby shower gift. It really is a great piece of dialogue, because when she asks Kattappa for a gift it’s quite surprising (well, most of what Deva does is surprising) and the dialogue seems to not be going anywhere at first (their fathers are dead.. so..?) and suddenly you realize she’s calling Kattappa her - or their - father, and the grandfather to their child. Really sweet.
One of my favourite lines for a long time was Avantika’s line to (who we later find out is) Deva’s uncle. So, for nostalgia’s sake:
இந்த கண்ணீர் கோழைத்தனத்தின் அடையாளமும் அல்ல. துயரத்தால் உதித்ததும் அல்ல. என் குருதி கொதித்து ஆவி ஆகி, விழி வழியாக சிந்திய நெருப்பு துளிகள் அவை! அதன் வெப்பம் உங்களை சுட்டிருந்தால் என்னை இலட்சிய பாதையில் அனுப்புங்கள்!
(These tears are not the sign of cowardice, nor born of sorrow. My blood has boiled and the steam has escaped through my eyes - these are flecks of flame! If their heat has burnt you, send me on my mission!)
Happy birthday Norway! Here he is, celebrating with his bros, everyone being all happy and everything. Obviously this is a fanart-worthy event, so all my other drawing plans had to be pushed forth one day.
the end of the sixth verse of the Norwegian national anthem goes somewhere along the lines of: “Now we three brothers stand together, and shall so remain” (horrible translation by me) Being a hopeless romantic scandinavist, this is of course my favourite verse of the song, and it probably helped inspire this drawing