I don'tknow if you already answered this but do you have any anime recommandation?
i’ve never been asked for anime recommendations in my inbox before usually i just recommend some to ppl that message me or my friends irl but IM ACTUALLY REALLY EXCITED TO DO THISSS -
okay here are 15 anime i’ll recommend to you anonie :)
these are in no specific order
1: Boku No Hero Academia - character develoment? check. Non-neglecting of side characters? check. Bomb af graphics? double check. Loveable best boy? yep yup. Great fandom that collectively hates Mineta? yesh
2: Diamond no Ace - sports anime that actually shows the struggles of different teams? yesss. epic scenes that are so great it could be a meta anime but it still retains the basic functions of baseball? huehue double yes. the mc is such a ball of energy and genuinely wants to be the Ace and has so much development as a character that you honestly start wanting him to get that number? yes yes yes yes yes
3: Nichijou - one of the greatest work anime has produced. really its so effing hilarious and it really pinpoints the things everybody does in everyday life. like flip a police officer for mistakenly confiscating your boys love manga. accidentally stabbing your thumb with a mechanical pencil, the struggles of ordering at Starbucks or even..
yeah.. ordinary life ha
4: Magi - a smol baby boy tryna bring peace to the world? check. fucking strong girl that can beat any kind of wild beast there is? heck yeah! magic? yup. loads of backstory that actually makes sense and relates to the arcs? checkity check. villiains that really arent villains and good guys that truly are the bad guys? ho boi yessss. a magical recorder? you got it. also the graphics are great
5: Mob Psycho 100 - another smol baby boy just tryna navigate middle school. blessed with amazing psychic powers but powerless in terms of popularity and friendships. truly such a great anime that teaches a lot of moral stuff and has A M A Z I N G fight scenes. our boy mob is such a freaking god and the art style is very different but so expressive 10/10 would recommend
6: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou - [Daily Lives of High School Boys] like nichijou, this is another anime that is at the height of comedy gold. every episode is such meme worthy. the main protag really isnt the main protagonist, so many puns, great side characters, and i cant express how much of a feel good anime this is
7: Bakemono no Ko - okay this is a movie. and when i say this is such a fascinating movie, i mean it. this really smol boy gets adopted by a bear after he runs from home. this big bad bear™ is actually so pure and best dad. the uncles are great and so punny i cant. okay, they also have some really epic sword fights.. i really cant explain this movie without giving spoilers lmao but go watch it if you want, you wont regret it
8: Hunter x Hunter - young fisher-boy and young assassin-boy walk into a hunter exam together, who survives? friendship.. and the newly acquired dads they found along the way [honestly go watch it, i was skeptical at first but i never loved anything more in my life] also the arcs are so monumental, really great plot and friendship!!
9: Yuri On Ice!!! - edgy ice skating and gay couples that reaffirm what love is? check. little smol bean yurio tryna act all mighty and tough? yep. amazing soundtrack? heck yeahh! great characters that in no way hate on homosexuals? you got it. amazing graphics? best boys? well dang, you got it!
10: Shokugeki no Soma - food. food. food wars. great scenes that have food giving you orgasms? basically a sports anime but about food? great mc that really deserves all the love he gets. when they tie a bandana on their forehead, shit is about to get started. food. food. food wars.
11: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - as i write this, i cry. this was so good and i was wary of watching it bc there was/is so much hype around it but alas IT WAS SOO GOOD I CANT. like two brothers? amazing morals? the fact that nothing is as it seems? kickass female characters. alchemy. the hype is real with this one, but its so worth it and i 10/10 would lower you down FMA hell.
12: Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - [also known as Reborn!] i found this by mistake and my life really hasnt been the same. mafia story. first few eps are just comedic and really dont tell you jack shit about the storm thats coming afterwards. holy heck, a main character that set standards for how to demolish your enemies? friendship! fight scenes that make you wanna fite anyone? so many powers that actually make sense? checkity check. friendship!!
13: Bungou Stray Dogs - hidden powers that main character doesnt know about? check. good dad dazai. another mafia story. a mafia boy tryna kill the mc because of his powers and dazai has become mc’s dad instead of his [okay i’m trolling lmao] but really this is a great mafia anime. theories. villainous characters that have been blackmailed into being bad.. really it has it all
14: Haikyuu!! - small chibi boy just wants to play volleyball in peace. “i can jump™” meets skyscraper black-haired blue-eyed god who rules the court. [trollingg] but honestly, this has to be one of the most accurate sports anime i’ve watched. spiky main and side characters that are completely adorable and its kinda hard not to get sucked in, but you will
15: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! - gamer dude dies [by mistake] and on his way to the afterlife, he’s given a chance by a goddess to go to another world and defeat the demon king. grants him the possibility of taking any one thing to this new world, my guy picks the goddess [fukin dead] and whoops there ya go lmaoo. but no honestly, its great and funny and the explosion/action scenes are beyond E P I C. also best girl, Megumin, is there so you should def check it out
— obviously these recommended anime are in my opinion. im not some anime god but thanks anon for giving me a reason to finally do this *finger hearts* —
“Nick Robinson imagine where Nick asked out the reader on a date (which is his crush) and tells her to meet him at this restaurant and hours past by and he never showed up and the reader is upset bc she thought that he actually like her, but he stood her up. And the next day at school she gave him the silent treatment and smacked him across the face and he try’s to make it up to her cuz he really likes her and didn’t mean to stood her up. The rest is up to you. Srry it’s so long😁” —
“Miss, would you like to order yet?” The smart looking man was once again stood next to my slouched figure, my eyes tingling with tears as the embarrassment settled in.
This was the 6th time he had been over, In two hours. Yep, two whole hours i was pathetically sat at this small table in this stupidly fancy restaurant.
I should’ve left, I know I should’ve. But there was still that small slither of hope tingling within me, the thought that Nick was going to walk through those doors, greeting me with a beautiful smile.
I was pathetic, really. I shook my head at the tall male, gripping my purse in my small hands before hastily walking away from the table and towards the car park. The air was cold and it nipped painfully at my legs and arms, the wind whipping my hair around my face and shoulders.
Clambering into my car I smacked my hand down on the steering wheel in a burst of anger, the action causing the car to move slightly. Taking deep breaths I straightened out my wind swept hair and brushed away the few tears that had left my eyes and raced down my rosy cheeks.
I had been stood up. I should’ve known the moment the notorious Nick, my own crush, had walked towards me and passed me a slip of paper holding the messy scrawl of details for the night.
“A date” he’d said when my face had show utter confusion, “you and me, Saturday night”. The words had caused my heart to pound harder than ever before, a smile stretching on my lips before I found myself nodding. I should’ve known it was too good to be true. How naive of me to agree so soon and believe that Nick actually had a thing for little old me.
Sighing one more time, I shoved my bag onto the passenger seat and started up my car. I ignored the harsh pricking in my eyes and the knot in my chest as I made my way home. Tomorrow was going to be torture.
“Y/N wait! Hey wait up!” Nicks calls echoed in the hallway, dragging unnecessary attention to me and him. I confined to walk, drowning out his persistent calls with my own thoughts. Clutching my books tighter i weaved between students and kept my head down, surely they already knew what had happened.
A large hand gripped my elbow tightly, the action causing my body to jolt and my arms to release my heavy books onto the carpeted floor. They cluttered messily around my feet, the tanned hand still gripping my elbow as I stood still, the hallway now silent.
“Y/N, Please” Nicks voice held desperation yet I still ignored him. He expected me to talk to him after I had waited and been humiliated by him? Huh, No way!
“Go Away!” My voice was harsh as I ripped my elbow out of his grip and collected my books, I knew my face was red with anger and I didn’t even want to look at Nick, it would only fuel my anger towards him more.
“Why are you being like this!? Just-” He didn’t get to finish. The sound of my slap echoed off the hallway walls, followed by people taking in sharp intakes of breath and gasp in shock as they watched on from the sidelines.
“Don’t you dare! Why am I being like this? Oh just piss off Nick!” I had quite frankly, had enough. I wasn’t going to waste my time any longer on someone who wanted nothing more than a joke to play, he wasn’t worth my time.
Nick stood frozen, his hand covering the side of his face that my hand had collided with. He didn’t look mad, just shocked. His dark hair was messy on his head and his other hand was resting slightly on his bag strap, jaw clenched and eyes filled with determination.
I sighed a heavy sigh, “just don’t okay?” I spoke tiredly, Nicks face softening as he watched me turn and walk away from his stiff figure, what now?
“Can I get everyone’s attention.. HEY! EVERYONE!” My head snapped to the sound of the shout, instantly finding the source I groaned and covered my face with my hands. Here we go.
“So recently, I asked a beautiful girl on a date” cheers erupted from the cafeteria as Nick stood high on one of the tables. “She said yes, go me!” He laughed heartily as his eyes searched the room ,skimming over everyone before he reached me.
“I was excited as hell, I mean who wouldn’t be? I booked a reservation and planned how I was gonna look handsome as fu..dge” more cheers. “.. Only, I never turned up” his head Hung lowly as the cheers and chatter turned to boos and “what the hell Nick!” He started to smile slightly at the response carrying on nonetheless.
“I know, I know. I’m an ass” I nodded along with the groups of people, he really was.
“But I want to make it right. Y/N I really am sorry, and I wanted you to know that I really do like you, I have done for a while” scratching the back of his neck nervously he looked my way for a reaction. My heart was hammering harshly against my rib cage as my face turned a bright Crimson colour, oh my god.
“I want to make it up to you.. If you’d let me” everybody’s eyes were now on me, the bar now set higher than ever.
Nick clambered down from the table, his feet speedily dragging over to my own table, standing right infront of my sitting figure.
“How do I know you’re not lying? I’m not going to be let down again-”
Nick cut me off, his smirk appearing as he covered my mouth with his hand.
“If I was lying, would I do this?” I panicked, do what!?
In seconds his lips were stuck to mine, the soft skin of his own meshing with mine to make a sweet kiss. He gripped my cheeks in his hands and mine went to his hair, the kiss deepening.
Was this really happening?? Oh my god!
He pulled away slowly, teasing as he held my bottom lip in his teeth softly before letting go fully and looking me in the eye. We just- oh god I hated PDA! who am I turning into??
“So, what do you say? Will you Y/N Y/L/N do me the honour of going on a- well another- date with me?” His eyes held a lot of hope as he stared up at me, his hands still pressing on my face.
I smiled brightly before removing his hands.
“Nope!” I smiled again, the cafeteria bursting into whispers as they all - still - looked on at the current scene.
“Okay so I’ll pick you up- whAT!?” His face was bright red, confusion clouding his features as he stood up abruptly. He was super tall, his body looming over my own small frame; seeing him wound up was actually hot as hell.
“I’m just kidding you idiot. I’ll go on a date with you. but this is the last chance because I really like you Nick and I’m not going to be mess-” his lips were on mine again in another kiss, his hands gripping my hips as he hugged me closer for the second time in the past 10 minutes.
Maybe there is room for second chances.
THIS IS LAME AF I APOLOGISE !!! ITS 1:30AM AND IVE HAD A SHIT DAY, I always promise to update and write a lot but so much stuff happens and gets in the way:(( I’m a sucky writer and account holder so I really do apologise. Anyway, this was short as heck but enjoy, sorry for mistakes an crappiness:)))
I didn’t catch all of the episode, and I may rewatch but probably not so here we go.
We start off with Kara being happy. Okay Kara. I want you to be happy too, but you said yourself “Kara Danvers is who I am” just last week. Now I’m supposed to believe binge watching Game of Thrones with Mon-el while you’re not saving the world as Supergirl makes you truly happy? Okay.. Sure..
Mon-el “sacrificing” himself wasn’t him sacrificing himself. It was him confronting his parents alone to keep Kara from finding out he’s Mon-el “Prince of Daxam.” Let’s log this as Evidence A on how he’s still a lying, manipulative asshole.
We get the flashback scene of what really happened on Daxam.. which included Mon-el leaving some girl who begged, “don’t leave me here.” He was actually such an intergalactic fuckboy that the writers wrote in a scene where he left behind the girl he just fucked, to die. He literally fucked her and left.
Mon-el’s mama doesn’t ship it lol
Don’t even tell me they tried to parallel Winn/Lyra with Kara and Mon-el’s storylines for this episode. Lyra lied to get her brother back. Mon-el lied to save his own ass.
Evidence B on how Mon-el is still a lying, manipulative asshole: He actually said, “This is usually the part in the movie where the girl forgives the guy for whatever dumb stuff he’s done.“
That wasn’t even an apology! That was, “you’ve forgiven me every other time, so now lets kiss and make up.”
Evidence C on how Mon-el is still a lying, manipulative asshole: that last scene where Kara asks if he was ever going to tell her the truth after saying he “tried to tell her a million times” then proceeded to say “I don’t know.”
If they get back together, then I am officially done with this show. If the writers are so set on giving us Supergirl in love, then they are doing a piss poor job of showing an actual loving relationship. This trope is not only toxic to women, but I’m actually appalled that so many people are behind this storyline because men don’t have to be written this way! As a supposed feminist show, it is a travesty to our movement that we have to see a man painted as a fuckboy being "better” with a strong independent woman. It shouldn’t be this way. A man can have as much conviction to be a decent fucking human being on his own without having a woman tell him how to do it! You want a redemption arc for Mon-el? Then why not have him tell his parents, “I’ll go back with you, but Daxam is going to be different than it was before. We will rebuild it to be a planet for its people, not for its royalty. Otherwise, I’m staying here.”
This was longer than I anticipated and I’m sorry, but I’m so irked that in the year 2017, we’re still struggling with these ridiculous gender conforming, heteronormative, bullshit tropes.
silence followed. The two of them just breathed into the phone.
you mean ‘she is not at my place’?” Phil eventually asked his best friend,
trying to remain calm.
just isn’t. Why is she not at home?” Dan wanted to know, confusion noticeable
in his voice.
know, okay? I thought she’d be at yours. Do you think she just left?” Phil was
by now enormously worried and Dan could tell.
After Phil had hung up he immediately called
his sister. It rang a few times and then it went to voice mail. He didn’t leave
a message instead he just tried to ring her again. Once again no luck.
have probably picked up if she weren’t cuddled up on the sofa in her best
friend’s living room. The two of them always have girl’s nights whenever one of
them feels down. So they watched a Zac Efron movie while eating ice cream at
nearly 1 am. Shortly before they turned on the TV, Y/N told Sam everything that
had happened and she ensured her that the whole dating Dan thing will surely work
out in the end. Meanwhile her phone was in her bag in Sam’s room, out of reach
and unable to hear.
called her like 5 times and she didn’t pick up!”
have the time to even say hello. His sister had never done something like that
be at your house in 10 minutes.”
Sam earlier that night, Dan came to rescue his best friend. Phil was already
waiting in the drive way although it was freezing outside. He immediately
jumped into the car when it arrived.
drive through the neighbourhood.” Phil suggested, again without greeting his
best friend, there wasn’t enough time for that.
started driving while Phil hectically stared out of the window and got excited
whenever he thought to see somebody move in the dark, but the shadows he saw
were just cats.
all your fault” Phil mumbled and Dan couldn’t believe his ears.
just kissed her.”
Phil breathed in frustration. “It’s not your fault at all.” He then added
silent again in the car, both of them weren’t in the mood to listen to music in
a situation like this.
voice was so quiet that it was barely audible.
“I was way
too rude to you and Y/N. I don’t know why I overreacted like that.” he admitted
and could feel a little part of the weight on his shoulders vanish.
little sister it’s completely normal to feel the need to protect her.” Dan
tried to cheer his best friend up, he was just glad that he was insightful.
“I think I
was just shocked to see you two like that. I know that you are not a bad guy
but I- I still got so angry at you. I thought you were just sneaking around
with her behind my back for fun, but I noticed that she means a lot to you.”
Phil couldn’t stop explaining himself and apologizing.
It was all
his fault that they had to drive through the whole neighbourhood to search for
his sister and he knew that and it crushed him. At first, he thought Dan was
the bad guy in this story, but it was actually him. The awareness of that put
his stomach in a twist and he fiddled with his hands out of worry.
really like Y/N.” Dan calmly declared and he meant it.
have told you about my feelings for her earlier.”
shouldn’t have freaked out.”
driving around the block for more than half an hour Phil had nearly lost all
his hope. He leaned his head against the cold class of the car window. His eyes
still didn’t leave the pavement.
best friend answered. One could tell that Dan was curious by now.
and my sister start dating, promise me to not forget about me.”
Dan thought he was joking but he realized that Phil was being serious.
“Phiiilll, why would we ever do that?”
know, I’m gonna be the third wheel and you two will only hang out with each
other. Without me.”
afraid to finally put his fear into words. It was true, he was afraid of losing
both his sister and his best friend and they were the two most important people
in his life.
gonna change, we could just hang out together. It’s not like we are just gonna
forget you, Phil.”
Phil took a
deep breath and felt that he had calmed down a bit now and he felt a lot
think we should give up and drive-“ before he was able to finish his sentence
he got interrupted by the sound of his phone ringing. It was so loud that it
nearly made him jump.
nearly shouted when he saw the caller ID and immediately picked up.
are you not sleeping?” Y/n asked she sounded confused and tired.
How am I supposed to sleep when you just ran away?”
I am at Sam’s house.”
house. Of course! Phil felt stupid for not thinking about that earlier, she’d
always go there for girl’s nights.
“I was so
worried about you.” Phil admitted instead of being angry at her. He had already
caused enough trouble today and it was not her fault for needing a nice chat
with her best friend after all the horrible things he had said.
Phil and I
had a long talk after all that happened that night. He sincerely apologized for
the way he acted and we went back to normal.
lose Howell!” I shouted as I pressed play on my controller and started the
We were sat
in the living room in front of the TV and played video games. At first Dan,
Phil and I all played against each other and the best two got into the finale.
Dan wasn’t wrong when he said that I’m better at this game than my brother.
“Never in a
million years, Little Lester.”
I rolled my
eyes at the nickname but had to grin like a fool anyway.
After a few
minutes, it turned out that I was clearly the better player.
never understand how you can be so good at this?” Dan sighed, annoyed that he
was going to bitterly lose against me.
had the best teacher.” I explained while high fiving my elder brother.
Phil had a
huge smile on his face while Dan fake pouted.
be that confident of your victory, baby.”
“You are so
far behind, it is nearly impossible for you to win.” I grinned amused.
be so sure about that either.” Dan said with a smirk and I knew something was
In the matter
of a second he had taken the controller out of my hand and started tickling me
with his huge hands.
immediately started laughing so hard that I didn’t make a sound anymore. I
tried to push him away from me put he had lifted me onto his lap and wouldn’t
let go no matter how hard I kicked him with my feet.
manged to croak in between heavy breaths in desperate need of air.
“Say I am
the best boyfriend in the world and also the best at any video game.” Dan
suggested grinning widely. He stopped tickling me for a second so I could take
I shook my
head no, teasing him.
attacked me with his large hands again, tickling my sides. I squirmed under his
touch and felt how my face got red because of the lack of oxygen.
“OKAy! I- I’ll
say it. Anything just please stop!” I squealed, giving in.
satisfied and actually stopped. “Let me hear it then.” He said cockily.
“I am the
best boyfriend in the world and also the best at any video game.” I giggled and
Phil who had to witness the whole scene started cracking up.
Really, Y/N?” Dan sighed annoyed but he was still smiling.
like you don’t love them, Dan.” I chuckled proud of myself.
do love you.”
help but blush at his words. He was just too cheesy and cute.
leaned in for a kiss. Our lips met. They slowly moved against each other. I ran
my hands though his brown hair as his tongue brushed my –
when I am here.” Phil complained and acted like he had to cover his eyes.
hahaha guys the musical version of Romeo and Juliet is just so quality, honestly:
French? Hungarian? You can listen to the soundtrack in English probably, but pick a language and prepare for An Experience
French version is Romeo et Juliette, and it’s the original play/music
the Montagues and Capulets are color-coded. Pretty sure it’s supposed to be red and blue, but honestly, it’s more like magenta and violet. Sharkboy vs Lavagirl, omg
everyone’s hair is so Extra in this version
the d a n c i n g
Les Rois du Monde. Just that song/scene
everyone looks like MCR Killjoys era, and the general visual and musical theme is like, Mad Max if governments still existed
everyone! is so! gorgeous! and amazing!
i just love Juliette a lot in this version, okay?
dialogue updated to more modern language (as far as my subtitle-reading self can tell) and it works really well
nobody cares about Romeo’s lonely soul because everyone is too busy TEARING UP VERONA IN SYNCHRONIZED DANCE STEPS
okay, so I’m a bit biased. I think you should watch both! Definitely, you should watch the French version, because it’s amazing and original! but actually, if you’re going to only watch one of them, you should watch the Hungarian version because:
Benvolio is like 97% more Personality in this version
T H E DANCING
alas, the color-coding is not nearly as obvious, but do not fear, because the hair is cranked up to 300% to make up for it
idk if this was a mistranslation or if this is genuinely the closest English meaning to match the Hungarian, but somewhere in the middle of a really serious song, Romeo says something like “my buddies, my friends” and I can’t stop laughing
Juliet is so pretty and cute and she’s just so excited to fall in love! and meet someone who is cute and nice and wants to kiss her!
if you didn’t already ship R&J you’re freaking going to now they’re so cute i’m literally covering my face with my hands and squealing
pretty much every time Benvolio and Mercutio are sharing the stage, I cannot stop smiling
this Romeo is like Romeo+Hamlet. he’s all introspective and premonitions of doom, so it punches you in the feels that much harder when it turns out he’s RIGHT
the Montagues are a pack of young, feral, hedonistic, heathens and it’s fantastic
the serious parts are actually serious, and they’ll tear you up, let me say. if you didn’t feel feelings about the deaths and the suicides before, you will while watching this musical
(those last 6 are true of the French version, too, I just stuck them in here because I’m biased)
Predictions: We had both already seen this movie and knew that it was acceptable. We remembered that Alaska was extremely beautiful, that there was a very cute dog, and that Ryan Reynolds was at some point naked. We also remembered that Funny or Die video of Betty White and Sandra Bullock taunting him on set.
Plot: Sandra Bullock is a Canadian Miranda Priestley at a publishing company, and Ryan Reynolds is her American assistant, whom she terrorizes with every breath. One day, however, the news arrives that Sandra Bullock’s visa application has been denied, and she is about to be deported. Naturally, she decides that, instead of being deported, she will just marry Ryan Reynolds. He is understandably like, WTF???? NO, but she convinces him that his professional wagon is hitched to hers, so he’d better.
They go to see the immigration people, and Ryan Reynolds discovers that there could, of course, be terrible criminal consequences if they go through with this fraud. He wants to back out, but then he and Sandra Bullock come to an agreement wherein she will promote him, etc. Also, to persuade their immigration interviewer that their relationship is genuine, Sandra Bullock blurts out that they are going to visit his family in Beautiful Alaska. Um. So they go.
In Beautiful Alaska, Sandra Bullock discovers that Ryan Reynolds is super rich and also that his family is super sweet. Lots of shenanigans ensue, and she begins to have a change of heart. They also begin to get to know each other as people, which leads to ~complicated feelings. It probably also doesn’t hurt that they accidentally see each other naked. (They are both in extremely good shape, for two people who supposedly spend their days sitting in an office drinking lattes and reading books.) Ryan Reynolds has a difficult relationship with his dad, and, for some reason, as a way of making up for his dad’s unsupportiveness, his family is like, you guys should get married tomorrow, in the barn!!!! …Oh. Okay. That seems – not at all contrived.
Meanwhile, their excessively determined immigration official contacts Ryan Reynolds’s dad, and he and Dad try to persuade Ryan Reynolds to give Sandra Bullock up. But he refuses. The barn wedding goes forth. But what’s this???? Sandra Bullock can’t go through with it???? Her heart of ice has thawed and she cannot drag Ryan Reynolds and his family into her life of crime after all???? She confesses the truth to the entire barn-congregation, and gets on a plane to leave.
Naturally, as soon as she’s out the door, Ryan Reynolds realizes that he actually does love her, possibly, now! and chases her to the airport. But (surprisingly, for a romcom) he doesn’t make it in time, and her plane takes off without his getting to declare his love on the tarmac. Instead, he winds up chasing her down in the office, where she’s packing to move to Canada, and, in front of all his bewildered coworkers, asks her to marry him for real, so that she will not be deported and they can, like, maybe go on a date sometime. The end.
Best Scene: Well, we don’t love this movie, but we do love this trope. So pretty much any time they’re getting caught in their house of lies, we enjoy. We also deeply enjoy this adorable fluffy dog, the real star of this film. In terms of specific scenes… Maybe some of the scenes in the beginning where they are negotiating their blossoming “romance” (lolz), that one scene in the bedroom where they actually talk and enjoy each other for the first time, and poooossibly the last thirty seconds of their love confession (most of that part is unbearable).
Worst Scene: Oh god. Obviously the scene where Sandra Bullock, biking through the forest, stumbles upon Betty White doing a Native dance and chant. The second half of this scene, in which Sandra Bullock starts singing and dancing to “Get Low,” is actually pretty funny, but the whole premise is just…not okay. NOT OKAY, GUYS. Although we later find out that Betty White supposedly has a tiny bit of Native heritage, it is still…not okay. It is terrible.
Best Line: The humor in this movie is mostly concentrated in a) the premise and b) certain scenes, and some of it (racist stuff, the idea that old people can’t be salty) really isn’t our fave, but Ryan Reynolds does have a couple of early zingers that we enjoyed. Like, “Pine nuts, and the full spectrum of human emotion.” (When Sandra Bullock asks him if he knows what she’s allergic to.) And, “I can pretend to be the doting fiancé; that’s easy. But for you, that’s going to require that you stop snacking on children while they dream.” (Self-explanatory.)
Worst Line: “We know you’re incredibly busy with a room full of gardeners and delivery boys.” – Sandra Bullock, being super racist at the immigration office. While we know that this is likely intended as an example of how she starts the movie as an awful person, so we don’t feel like the movie endorses this comment, it’s still not an example we would have chosen, because racism is not the kind of terribleness that a weekend in Beautiful Alaska can cure.
Highlights of the Watching Experience: THE DOG. THIS IS THE CUTEST FUCKING DOG. THEY GOT HIM FROM THE POUND???? WHO WOULD ABANDON THIS DOG???????? Also, why are the three women Sandra Bullock spends most of her Beautiful Alaskan time with Ryan Reynolds’s mom, grandmother, and EX-GIRLFRIEND???? Why was Malin Akerman his ex-girlfriend???? Wouldn’t it have been just as easy and less weird for her to be his sister, since she’s pretty much always somebody’s sister???? And finally, the fact that Beautiful Alaska was in fact Beautiful Rockport, Massachusetts.
How Many POC in the Film: A surprising number, although not great roles. Sandra Bullock’s crappy second-in-command, and many other employees at the publishing company, where we spent very little time. Both workers and immigrants at the immigration office. In Beautiful Alaska, some friends of Ryan Reynolds’s parents, and the local stripper/cater waiter/general store manager/wedding officiant, Oscar Nuñez, whose whole role was…questionable. :|
Alternate Scenes: Okay, so. This movie had a lot of Bad Stuff we did not remember from our previous viewing/s. The Native references and that terrible scene, general weird racism (especially around the idea of immigrants and immigration), and like…a lot of unnecessary sexism???? All of these things served no plot purpose and were really disconcerting. So our ideal alternate version of this movie would REMOVE all of those things and be a much shorter, more pleasant watch.
Was the Poster Better or Worse than the Film: Worse, despite all the things we did not like about the movie. The poster really looks like Sandra Bullock is forcing Ryan Reynolds into a BDSM relationship, and Ryan Reynolds is not a consenting adult. At least, in the movie, while so many unfortunate things happened around them, the actual relationship and balance of power between Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, and the degree to which they both entered into this situation willingly, was fine. (NOT FINE IN REAL LIFE, GUYS, MIND. THIS WOULD NOT BE FINE IF IT HAPPENED TO YOU. DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME, KIDS, ONLY IN ROMCOMS.)
Score: 5.5 out of 10 deportation-dodging smooches. It’s so unfortunate, guys. This movie could have scored a lot higher, given the fantastic trope, except there were so many offensive things.
Ranking: 34, out of the 86 movies we’ve seen so far. Awwww, come on, The Proposal. So much wasted potential! It’s like you were the class valedictorian but decided to major in media studies and now work in a coffeeshop in Williamsburg. Your mother and I are both angry and disappointed.
My fave thing abt joan's voice is that she always seems very collected, like every word was planned beforehand - you can see wisps of the feeling she's trying to conceal in her voice, but she seems to be always in control of herself. But when she loses that control, when she let it all loose, it's absolutely heartbreaking, and, also, it's a privilege to witness such a remarkable performance! :)
Yes, yes, yes, YES to all of this. I am literally the worst when directing Julia because I honest-to-god will say, “Okay, so in this scene, you’re trying to get this piece of information from this person and you’re also feeling guilty about that, but you’re curious about their ability, and then you’re also really sad about Mark, and if you could add in just a touch of resentment around this thing - OH, and don’t actually let any of that be heard, because you’re still a therapist and you’re trying to hide your own emotions but you’re not that good at masking them so it can bleed in a little bit.”
And then Julia just fucking does it. She is truly incredible, I would go to the ends of the earth for her and honestly, putting Joan through pain is at least 60% because I like throwing harder and different stuff at Julia.
Wow this all fucking sucked, I think I need to rewrite it because the actual canon of the show/comic/book/movie ruined everything
Rewatching/reading over and over again. Getting obsessive over it. Really obsessive. I watched the scene 45 times but did this character really react that way or have I been dissociating this entire time?
okay I think I know the timeline perfectly now let’s get to writing
let me plug my rewrites in while still following the canon timeline, just you know, explaining shit better right?
well there’s no way I can explain that reaction/scene/etc away so um maybe I’ll try to tweak the timeline just a little. Just a bit. I won’t go too far off base or else it’ll just get weird.
Well, it got weird and I may have lost control for a bit but I think I can bring it back without it getting too wanky and self-righteous and OOC
7. And finally, Acceptance.
This is my world now. The actual writers can no longer be trusted with their creations and so I, as a responsible writer, have decided to take custody of all characters. Look at me. I’m the captain now.
Here’s Valentine Prompt number 2! I actually really love this one!
Request: Bruce x reader on an
extravagant Valentine’s weekend getaway/Some sort of private villa in an exotic
place. Very romantic scenery and activities!
Loosely based on Escape (If You Like Piña Coladas)
“Don’t open them yet,” Bruce says,
making sure that your eyes are still closed.
“I’m not, I’m not,” you say. A warm
salty breeze suddenly sweeps across your cheeks as Bruce guides you forward.
“Okay,” Bruce stops pulling you
forward, and you notice the flooring under your feet has changed. “Open them.”
The sight before you looks like a
scene from a movie. Tiki torches and tropical flowers surround a small table.
Flower petals dot the white cloth on the table, and the shoreline is almost
directly against the deck, allowing the roar of the waves against the sand to
complete the scene.
“Wow. A private island and a romantic dinner? You sure know how
to spoil a girl for Valentine’s,” you smirk at him as he offers you a chair.
“You deserve the best, Y/N. You put
up with me, so the least I can do is try to give back,” Bruce sits across from
you. For a moment you get caught up in how the torch light highlights all of
his features perfectly; he looks like a model in a magazine.
“Speaking of what you put me
through, are you sure Gotham can handle you being gone this long?” A caterer
Bruce hired walks up and places a white frozen drink with a small paper
umbrella in front of the two of you before returning inside.
“The boys have it handled. Besides,
I’d much rather be here with you,” he picks up his glass and gestures to yours.
“Last time I checked you like piña coladas.”
“Why Mister Wayne, are you trying
to get me drunk?” you say with mock innocence and take you glass.
“Good. Because you and I both know
who hits the floor first. And it’s not me,” you smirk.
“One of the many things I love
about you, Y/N,” he leans forward and you mirror his action. You stare
entranced into his blue eyes listening to the ocean waves. The wind picks up
behind him, blowing the soft scent of his cologne into your face. The two of
you seem to be falling toward one another across the table, pulled by some
Your noses are almost touching when
the bottom falls out of the sky.
With a shriek and a laugh you jump
up from the table, trying your hardest to keep your skirt from flying up around
your waist as the wind blows harder than it has so far tonight. You completely
abandon Bruce as you run inside, colliding with the glass door before you
manage to actually open it.
Bruce is right behind you, looking
extremely disheveled and disappointed that the sudden rainstorm ruined his
perfectly planned evening. The look on his face could only be compared to a
five year old’s pout. Water drips off his completely soaked hair and shirt,
leaving a small pool on the floor at his feet. Of course you’re not any better
off. Your dress is clinging to every inch of you, and your hair is soaked.
Nevertheless you fling your arms
around his neck while standing on your toes and run your fingers through his
hair. You press your forehead to his and plant a deep kiss on his lips.
“What was that for?” Bruce asks
when he breaks the kiss.
“For this evening.”
“But the rain ruined the dinner I had
planned,” he says, the five year old pout momentarily returning to his face.
“I had my piña colada. It’s only
fitting that we get caught in the rain,” you smile at him and kiss his nose
before taking his hand and pulling him toward the bedroom. “Now come on. Let’s
put our pajamas on. We can eat that dinner in the living room. I’ve got a movie
with our names on it.”
I absolutely adore this fic, you guys. I’m continually on the edge of my seat. This scene was really powerful and I wanted to try and put it into comic format. There are some inconsistencies ( that soprie said was okay with her ) They were actually still covered in radiation when this conversation took place. So Hunk having his helmet off and Lance’s half-up visor would have been deadly!
So far, I have this page and the second page done and I’ll have it up by Weds. I also wanted to challenge myself to draw things that I wouldn’t have normally. Like perspective and mecha lol. Could not force myself to do a proper background– there just isn’t enough references of the inside of the castle. Maybe I’m just not looking in the right places?
My plan is for the last two pages to have some animated elements! We’ll see how it goes.
its necessary that this blog downward spirals into wells jaha madness on every april 2nd (its his death anniversary), because will i ever stop crying over that boy and “earth kills” even after all these years? short answer is, no. long answer is, of course i will not. i’ll cry about him for the rest of my life (while being stuck in a state of denial lets be fucking real). so, since today is happening i thought it would be cool to type up some posts in which i talk about him (believe me there is so much i can and will say), because 1. its always nice to remind people of certain characters - we should definitely never forget about wells, and 2. why the hell not? he is great and i just really love him, so lets do this.
my fixation over small details can be maddening, but what i love about this moment is that, out of all people who stayed behind at the drop ship while jasper, finn, monty, clarke and octavia went off to find mount weather and get some food, it was wells who took note of jasper’s disappearance first when clarke and the others came back. not bellamy or anyone else, but wells.
I think part of the beauty is that wells seems to have an overview of the people already, which makes sense with a father as chancellor who does the same (see: jaha). he is not absentminded, but very much focused on the task at hand. most people hate him for being the chancellors son, but it still feels natural for him to look out for them. so, the shared setting, but separate habit of observation that wells represents make it very clear how he has developed/grown up on the ark and how he approaches certain situations now. he is pulling off a good game in keeping an eye open for this new found group, even when he struggles with finding deeper connections within.
then, we have the scene in the drop ship that is pretty cool as well
another thing about wells, aside from the fact that he is extremely aware of the people around him (he digs a lot of graves okay), is that he is absolutely resourceful. after looking around the drop ship and figuring that when his father told them that they really didn’t leave anything behind was the truth he tries to make use of material himself. the most remarkable part of this scene is that he actually thinks of a way to carry jasper home, which you can read in two ways.
he has hope to find jasper, and wants to make sure that once they have found him they can carry him home safely.
or, if jasper is already dead out there, he still wants to find him to make sure that he can at least dig him a grave, too.
either way. there is a sense of “team work experience” here (a deeply rooted need in how he can provide the team and help them), because wells is not just using his skills and knowledge to prepare himself for the mission, but is working with people together (especially clarke) to set things up in a way that is useful.
the funny thing is that he never gets to carry jasper out in the parachute, especially not a dead jasper.
instead, by the end of the episode we get a scene in which he and finn end up carrying a very alive jasper into camp (see picture below) while bellamy and murphy use the parachute for the dead panther wells shot to protect bellamy.
i forgot how funny and ridiculous these boys were in the first season, but anyway. wells is constantly helping and that’s note-worthy, considering how many people can’t stand him for being the son of the man who floated many of their parents. we don’t see more of him in this episode after this scene btw, but you can bet your ass that he made sure jasper was fine and then went off to get some much needed rest himself. Its been a long day for my bibi after all.
Soo I just binged this new show on netflix because I don’t have a life and I kinda liked it??? I mean my least favourite characters are the lead roles which is kinda ironic, and they were also my least favourite actor&actress?? I mean all the other side characters were better actors and I practically watched the entire thing just because I loved the side characters so much! Anyway, the plot twists were kinda (okay a lot more than kinda) predictable, I honestly called the very last scene from the beginning. But I still wanna see how things will turn out and and get resolved in the next season, if they get it I mean. Cause they finished the season with a plot twist, probably to raise the chances of a second season, so I’ll be pretty mad if they don’t get it. Soooo yeah it was kinda cheesy and had lots and lots of wattpad vibes, but that’s what makes it a fangirls guilty pleasure amirite?!?! Anyway, I actually really liked the show despite all the things I just said, so if anyone wants to talk about it, I’m here and I’m ready!
And one last thing, BROOKE IS A PRECIOUS CINNAMON ROLL WHO MUST BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS. That’ll be all.
wow, that episode was intense, wasn’t it? all those hallucinations showing people’s insecurities and also magnus being the biggest badass. i loved it a lot
- i was actually in tears when alec assured magnus that he wants them to
be together, he doesn’t want it to go away, he’s serious about this.
and magnus? the happiness on his face? that means everything to me
- when alec sees his mother for the first time, he might be different
than in the past. but his body still goes to the ‘perfect soldier
form’… this breaks my heart. cause when he’s around her, he’s a
soldier first and then a son
- i’m done with shadowhunters calling magnus alec’s friend instead of
boyfriend and trying to make their relationship invalid. they can all
- i’m still so emotional that max called magnus alec’s boyfriend. and
alec’s reaction was just so pure? he was like 'yeah, i do have a
warlock boyfriend. he’s amazing’
- ‘traditions change. especially those based on ignorance’ YES!
preach it. i’m so proud of alec for saying this because it’s so
important. shadowhunters think they’re just better than everyone else…
they’re really not
- ‘me and magnus. together.’ & ‘thank magnus’ alec being a protective boyfriend is my everything. this was so beautiful and i definitely need more moments like those
- magnus being obsessed with cats and speaking french to them is my new aesthetic
i was kind of afraid of that talk between magnus and jace because that
'hurt my brother, i’ll hurt you’ to magnus? just no. so i’m glad jace
realised very quickly how serious magnus is and that he didn’t try to
continue with it although i am bitter that this is how we got
confirmation that malec actually did have sex. because we deserved at
least a conversation between magnus and alec, not something like this
- but magnus’ reaction when he thought he might’ve had an accidental three way with jace was kinda hilarious
- alec was so proud of magnus throwing this amazing party, even
though magnus was very insecure. not about his skills to throw a party
but that he might not be accepted by maryse or max and he wanted it to
be perfect because this means so much to alec and coming up with the
theme and trying not to say too much even though maryse was acting
like… well, like she always does. this isn’t something that magnus
would do for anyone. and seeing both of them falling in love with each
other more and more makes me so so happy
- magnus’ cat eyes are so so beautiful. i’m gonna write this every single time we get a chance to see them and
yes, i’d prefer if magnus and alec were alone for this but i still
loved it. magnus felt comfortale enough to show his real eyes in front
of max. max who is already becoming important to him because of alec. magnus doesn’t like shadowhunters but he’s giving alec’s family a chance because he loves alec (yes, he does. fight me on this) and
jace calling magnus their friend? this was so important. it’s not just
alec defending his boyfriend. it’s also jace being supportive because he
knows magnus is an amazing guy and how much he means to his parabatai i
do wish max apologised for his behaviour… but i really do understand
why he did that. yes, it was wrong. but he’s a kid who is constantly
forced to watch his family hate each other, being forced to
watch your family fall apart when you’re still a child… this isn’t
good for him.
i just love max so much. and i can relate to him so much.
- alec becoming more
confident and speaking his mind is the best view. bit by bit he starts
believing in himself and he doesn’t allow people to have power over him, it’s a very slow process but he’s getting there
- ‘this is an elegant affair, not an episode of the real housewives of
idris’ has got to be my favourite quote from this episode haha
magnus was in charge of this huge party, yet he still realised that
people were hallucinating and that he needed to help them. honestly, who
could ever do something like this? only magnus everyone kept arguing around him but he stayed calmed and saved everyone’s lives. he is too good for this world and
as soon as his spell book was gone, he put his wards up in a sec
without breaking a sweat. we got to see how powerful he is and i need
more? also, he figured out so quickly who the actual thief was. we
really don’t appreciate him enough. he’s the most powerful and the
smartest being and everyone would be dead without him
- magnus hearing the simple 'alec, no’ and running to actually save alec’s life? i’m just so emotional about this. alec
was ready to jump, he DID jump. yes, it was technically because clary
said all those things but it’s so clear that he still blames himself for
what happened. if magnus hadn’t been there… or if he hadn’t cared… i don’t even want to think about this
also, how incredible was magnus fighting? every hit was precise, his
defence was flawless. and when he was finally done, he cast such a
powerful spell, iris stood exactly no chance at all.
- fraywood moment left me in tears. i love that they’re becoming friends even if it breaks my heart that no matter how many times clary says she doesn’t blame him, alec still blames himself for it
- alec supporting maryse… even after all she did, how she never
supported him, he’s still there for her… telling her that she can
count on him. i cried a lot during this scene
- WE NEVER ASKED luke dragging jace and clary is my everything.
shadowhunters always think 'they know better’ or 'they’re doing it for
the greater good.’ no, just shut up. listen to downworlders for once
because they have a right to know such things and luke was absolutely the best. true alpha. and also very concerned brother. luke
is the purest character on this show. his sister hated him, said
horrible things about him. yet he’s still there, worried about her,
trying to save her we seriously don’t deserve luke
- raphael saving izzy was such a good scene. he really didn’t need to help her, last time they met, she was trying to kill him. and he believed in her, he was really trying to make her get rid of yin fen out of her system
- and can we just stop with that izzy plot line tho… cause i’m done with it. izzy deserves better than almost dying in some alley trying to score. if it wasn’t for raphael…
- and i absolutely hate that izzy forced raphael to feed on her. he didn’t
want this. he fought hard to stop feeding on human blood and
shadowhunter blood? this is too much. he didn’t consent to this. this
was so wrong.
- raphael telling izzy how magnus saved him left me in tears. he’s one
of the very few people that actually feels grateful for magnus being
there for him and helping him during the worst times. i actually don’t have good enough words to describe how much i love magnus
- izzy telling maryse all those things is my aesthetic. she always needed her mum and maryse was never there for her. and yeah, you can explain some of those things but this is still not okay. and izzy was absolutely right to say all of those things
- i really loved a scene between maia and jace. yeah, they may not
exactly… like each other but they’re clearly on better terms and their
interactions are always interesting
- i can’t even imagine what jace must’ve felt like when he heard that
maryse wanted him dead. sure, she never actually said that but he still
heard that and thinking of something like this is one thing. but
actually hearing it from someone you consider your mother?
jace and maryse finally having a talk made me cry a lot. they both
really needed this. they mean so much to each other but because
everything that happened, it was just too hard and complicated
- max’s ceremony and his oath was one of the most perfect moments in this episode. it was so beautiful
- i absolutely despise climon. just get those unnecessery straight couples from me. especially when they’re basically siblings although simon trying to find courage was adorable
- valentine needs to stay away from madzie. magnus is basically already her step dad so ughhh he’d better watch out because he really doesn’t want to piss the high warlock of brooklyn off
(This is just my opinion; all are respected. No shipping wars, please!!!)
Ships I Love
Jatherine (Jack Kelly and Katherine from Newsies). Omg my OTP!!! There’s so much chemistry for a somewhat trite romance trope (girl annoyed by boy falls in love with him). She teaches him to let go of a dream that’s nothing more than a dream that drives him to make bad decisions while he gives her a platform to speak up against injustice. They deal in tongue and cheek while discovering that their dreams (his Santa Fe and her fame as a female journalist) are, while not less important, must be balanced with love and sacrifice. Bonus points if you racebend them (my fave is Chinese Jack. I usually don’t do Katherine, but if I did, she’d be Polynesian or African American.)
Eugenzel (Rapunzel and Eugene from Tangled). Another one of my faves. It’s sassy, sweet, and pretty innocent. A hardened thief falls in love with a sheltered, but still strong woman. A recurring thing I notice w/ my fave ships is that they all include the realization, or end, of a dream. Eugene gets Rapunzel’s dream to come true while realizing that his dream of wealth is a delusion; loving her finally gets him to let go of that. For Rapunzel, Eugene allows her to see the world and that the world isn’t what it seems. The loving mother she knew turns out to be an abusive abuser who could care less about her feelings while he, a petty thief, ends up sacrificing his life to give her freedom. The death part drove it in for me.
Percabeth (Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase from Rick Riordan) This one is one of the more realistic ships. It takes years to develop; they go from annoyed partners on a road trip/quest to passionate teenagers w/ a real connection. They too are quite sassy with one another (Seaweed Brain, anyone?), but the devotion goes so far that they fall into Tartarus together!!! Percy helps Annabeth deal with Luke’s betrayal and Athena’s disappointment while she goes to the ends of the earth looking for him and trying to get back his memory. They have genuine chemistry, from fights to teasing to love, and it’s very touching in a world where gods callously cast aside mortals and lovers.
FactPoet? (Natasha and Daniel from The Sun is Also a Star; I just made up that name, if there’s one out there let me know) This one is somewhat of a satire of love at first sight, but it does it so passionately and poetically that you realize that all why mocking the idea to an extent, it actually affirms it. Does that make any sense? Okay, Natasha, a frustrated Jamaican American aspiring scientist who is getting deporting thanks to her equally trapped father spilling the beans while drunk, meets Daniel, a Korean American poet trying to dodge his parents’ demands that he go to college and become a rich doctor all while having a rude, selfish older brother who actually doesn’t turn out to be good in the end. I just love the contrast between fact and feeling; the characters fall in love so wonderfully that it’s very real. Theirs is probably the purest love I ever read or seen in books, which is amazing. The entire novel could be seen as a commentary of the science of love and the big question: what really connects people? The only flaw is that they (might) not be endgame, but hey: maybe their universe is taking longer to form.
Ships I Like/Okay With
Merricup (Merida and Hiccup from HTTYD and Brave) I’m not big into crossover ships, but this one is actually pretty decent. They have enough differences and similarities to balance one another out, and they are in similar family situations. Both of them feel like they’ve let down their parents (Elinor and Stoick) and want to escape and break the norms. I prefer 15-year-old Hiccup, just bc he’s funnier and closer to Merida’s age and maturity. However, while some of the material on YouTube is good, I feel like I’d need to see them actually together, like in a movie, to understand the full complexity of it. Plus Merida doesn’t need a man and Hiccup has Astrid and Toothless. It’s good to me, but not great.
Jelsa (Elsa and Jack Frost from Frozen and RotG)Another pairing very similar to Merricup. Two contrasting personalities in similar situations. They could definitely relate. My personal favorite AU for them is the Titanic, bc that’s Jelsa (to me) at its core: a wild child teaching a girl who follows the rules to an unhealthy extent to have fun and live life to the fullest. The YouTube videos actually do them justice. The only reason I only like them? I don’t like Jack Frost very much (I was okay until fandom overused him), Elsa might be LGBT (I’m holding out), and neither character particularly stands out to me in their own right. Honestly, I think the Jelsa vids are better than the actual movies, but that might apply to crossovering in general, which really ought to make movie studios ashamed of themselves lol.
Sybil/Branson (Lady Sybil and Tom Branson from Downton Abbey) okay, don’t get me wrong, I really love them in fandom. I follow the yankeecountess, I used to obsess over them, I still have this fondness for Sybil. But Julian Fellowes, to me, dropped the ball on their relationship in S2. It started out great in S1 and w/ Tom’s proposal, but the majority of the scenes saw them fighting or trying to reach a decision about running away. Not that it’s not necessary, it’s totally understandable why they’re upset. What is not good is the fact that we never see them on a good day. What is a normal day like for them? Is their relationship normally argumentative or do they joke and jest? Tbh, Fellowes really let his writing go downhill to me in S2. Bates becomes a Gary Stu; does he have an evil bone in his body? He must. Vera’s motivations make no sense, and the Evil Wife thing rubs me the wrong way (Idk why). That aside, what really saved them for me is fanfiction (courtesy of excellent writers like the YankeeCountess, who did better than proud Fellowes could ever hope) and Tom’s reactions to her death. I like how he never really got over her; he just kept her memory alive thru Sybbie.
Romelza (Ross and Demelza from Poldark) Scorching hot actors, amazing acting, beautiful visuals. Why aren’t they up at the top? One word: Elizabeth. Not to mention that Ross is not exactly likeable; his saving grace is his love for his wife. Demelza really deserves something better; he’s a rather grumpy man. But the devotion they share is classically charming in an abiding way. Not to mention Poldark is an exploration of the ups and downs of love and marriage, so it’s totally intentional and well done. We’re not meant to ship away blindly; we’re supposed to understand the nuance to human relationships.
Carolight (Dwight and Caroline from Poldark, not the gross lightening cream) I love romances that are forbidden and transcend class. These two had a rocky start w/ awkward chemistry that bordered more on being classist and a pathetic teenage girl falls for hot doc, but the result was amazing. they mutually hated, I mean love, one another and teach each other to be brave and go against the odds.
Fa Zhou/Megara (Fa Zhou and Meg from Mulan and Hercules) Just watch Var Roman’s amazing Spirits Paralyzed vid. Now you see?
Ships that Have Potential
FinnRey/FinnRose/Stormpilot/Poly. Plenty of POC, sass, action, guns, and hotness mixed into all of these. Just no confirmations. FinnRey has cute hugging, Stormpilot has amazing banter, and FinnRose has two amazing actors being friends on set. Poly covers all. I just need to wait for the Last Jedi to give me an idea about what happens.
Ships I Don’t Like
Reylo (Rey and Kylo Ren from Star Wars) Kylo Ren’s a pretty cool villain, but he’s like the last lover anyone would want to take. I could see him having a tragic past romance, but that’s ripping off Anidala. This guy killed his dad! Plus he’s more in love w/ Grandpa’s helmet than anyone else, lol! Not to mention Rey has a bajillion hot Resistance guys to choose from.
Jackunzel (Jack and Rapunzel from RotG and Tangled). Okay, I admit it, I’m a bit biased. I ship Eugenzel and Jelsa, etc… But really, I just don’t get these too. They look hot and all, but aside from not wearing shoes, I don’t really see their personalities fitting except for a teenage first love or something. I could see them as teens during a short summer romance, but tbh I can’t see Jack settling down w/ anyone unless she makes him (Elsa, Tooth?). They’re both pretty childish, but for totally different reasons. They both need a more worldly, grounded person for romance, and as far as believing and showing the world… almost anyone fits the bill. Hiccup has a dragon; he could see Rapunzel the skies. Merida is willing to believe in witches and will-o-the-wisps. Idk, these two don’t seem like enemies, but they don’t say “couple” to me either.
JackAnna (Jack and Anna from RotG and Frozen). Same reasons as Jackunzel. Two goofy teens usually don’t catch my fancy, except if it’s Rick Riordan, But he always catches my fancy- almost (cough cough Magnus Chase).
Incest, Pedophilia, Slavery, etc. Um, bc I have good taste?
This is just my opinion. Please respect. And have fun shipping!!!
Now that there’s a few day distance between me and watching the two episodes I wanted to actually write on it a bit. So here goes.
I actually really like them a lot.
First of all Michael is a fascinating character. I mean a human raised in a wholly Vulcan environment and then joining Starfleet where humans are in vast majority? That’s fascinating.
And honestly the way she was introduced really showed how that affects her character. Michael is such a logically minded person, but she’s also so very competitive and driven (I can see her having to out-Vulcan the other Vulcan children to be taken seriously).
But DAMN does she have a warm heart. She cares so much, and she feels grief so deeply and she loves with her whole being.
And it both left me feeling like her mind and heart were at conflict and like there’s a sort of perfect balance between the two where she shines twice as strongly when she uses both in tandem.
Now about the conflict with Klingons. Yes, she obviously holds great prejudice against them and we know that Klingons aren’t the devil-incarnate, we know that they can be brave and honorable and even kind on occasion, because they’re all people. We know that their culture is far more complicated than she knows.
But she doesn’t. She can’t. Her only introduction to them cost her her parents. And the Federation hasn’t had real contact with them for more than a 100 years. While the Vulcans have responded to every occasion with the “Vulcan hello” (which hasn’t apparently been public knowledge, if she had to ask Sarek for advise on that).
And do you know what I love? That I don’t actually know what the right thing to do here would have been. To do as Michael tried to and shoot the Klingon ship down before it had a chance for escalation or to follow Federation protocol.
Because I think Michael was right, if she had managed to finish her mutiny and blow up the Klingon vessel there wouldn’t have been a war. But the status quo would never have changed. They’d be having border skirmishes forever. There would never have been an alliance between Federation and the Klingon Empire and in the long run that would mean Romulans and Cardassians and idk the Borg would have had a way merrier way toward winning.
So we know for a fact that in the long run… the war with the Klingons had to happen.
But I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t be all that great a comfort to the people dying now.
On the other side of things though… T’Kuvma was right. The things he voiced as awful, the mixing of his culture and the many cultures of the Federation is going to happen. And his wish to unite his people isn’t actually something bad. It’s actually a pretty honorable goal.
And using trickery to cause a situation where he can bring about events that would lead towards that goal is pretty much standard practice in these kinds of quests too.
So my only fear about this story is that they won’t make it a proper moral clusterfuck and just make Klingons the clear cut evildoers which would suck. But until I’m proven otherwise I rather doubt that’ll be the case.
I’ve also seen people complaining about the Klingon new look, and maybe it’s because I only went into Star Trek this summer (so I’d have background familiarity when I started watching Discovery) but honestly I don’t personally really care myself. Just like I don’t care that the technology looks more advanced that it does in the older shows. Of course it looks more advanced, of course they played with the Klingon prosthetics, if they left it the same as it looked in the 90′s it would look wrong now. We’ve kind of gotten used to this level of tech for our sci-fi now. And human looking aliens look suspiciously like painted humans now, which would take us out of the story in a way that watching an older show wouldn’t, you know?
But going back to Michael. I love her and I’m really curious about how this will play out. With so many people blaming her for the war (which… she actually isn’t responsible for, if she hadn’t mutinied it would have played out exactly the same way). And just having lost her Captain (still mad about that one though, Philippa was so amazing and the relationship she had with Michael was AMAZING, and just allow me to cry for a million years pls). And dealing with a war she’ll herself absolutely blame herself for (though again, it WON’T be her fault). And… yeah, I’m very interested in her journey.
And I really loved this beginning of Discovery okay?
(plus I really liked that scene where Michael had an ethical argument with the computer. That was so great I can’t begin to tell you how interesting I found that)
So i trust that we’re all familiar with Bran’s god awful writing, yes? Okay. Let’s break this down. In season 7 thus far, the angle that D&D appear to be going for is “Bran’s experience in the time loop + Hodor’s death + history.zip download has rendered him an empty husk of a person, basically living in 24/7 dissociative fugue.” which, okay, that’s upsetting, but it’s still a valid plot arc.
The thing that makes it so awful is how D&D seem to be picking and choosing moments and scenes to really dial up the emotionless husk arc, and completely ignoring it in other scenes. Because their commitment to this particular plot arc isn’t strong enough, Bran just ends up looking like an asshole.
If they really want Bran as an emotionless husk, then I wanna fucking see it. Let’s actually see Bran’s visions. Let us see what he’s up to, let us get interested in it. Then let us emerge from the vision with him to find that weeks have passed.
Clearly, he’s got more important things to concern himself with than spilling the dirt on Littlefinger. But is the audience ever allowed to see what those more important things might be? Nope. All we get are vague shots of blue eyed zombies, same shit we’ve been seeing since the pilot. So yet again, Bran just looks like an apathetic asshole.
Does he sleep like a regular human anymore? Is he still consuming human flesh on the sly? Fuck if I know, because D&D won’t commit any further than making Bran a moody, ungrateful little shit.
I’d like the audience to be concerned about Bran’s choice between identity and destiny. I wish I didn’t have to pull out an essay to convince people why he’s interesting. He’s one of the big five, for fucks sake. God.