one piece has the most serious characters

The greatest thing about the Power Rangers movie is that it has a black kid, a nerd, a lesbian, an asian, a cheerleader, a quarterback, and an autistic kid, but it doesn’t have The Black Kid™, The Nerd™, The Lesbian™, The Asian Kid™, The Cheerleader™, The Quarterback™ and The Autistic Kid™.  They’ve normalized these pieces of their characters where most films exploit the stereotypes. Appropriate representation matters.
They didn’t shy away from having their characters face real teenager situations, too. Would any other superhero have one of their characters sharing nudes around the school? Probably not.
Lionsgate set a serious standard for superhero movies with this movie.

Ok but seriously you know how everyone was complaining that if Ward had support or someone who loved him he wouldn’t have turned out the way he was and that Fitz went through roughly the same shit but turned out to be good because he’s a good person??

WELL I am SO HAPPY they decided to reverse these two roles in the framework and bring out all the bad things in Fitz and make him so evil, genuinely chillingly evil, more evil than Ward ever was to be honest, simply because Ward at times showed SOME signs of remorse or attachment while Fitz is JUST PURE FUCKING EVIL.

I mean we went from geeky scientist in cardigans to an evil doctor wearing a three piece and a beard if that’s not character development then I DON’T KNOW


Further thoughts:

I understand Fitz and Ward have always been different people. Yes, Garrett has done some serious brainwashing. And while I think Ward deserved better, one can’t blame everything on his mentor.

People make their own choices. And choices that Ward made… well, it’s hard to justify them. He tortured someone, for example. FOR EXAMPLE.

So what they did in the framework brings up the most interesting question of whether people are initially good or evil. And while I doubt that the writers have created the framework with the baseline of Montesquieu and Hobbes, it is interesting to see how they play with this idea in these episodes.

How have choices and influences made Fitz and Ward? Were they always good / bad and life has made them the way they are? In the absence of a good / bad influence, how will that change someone’s life?

Hence I think you can very well compare these two. Just my two cents on this issue.

voicelessw1nter  asked:

Hi again would you do Kid, Cora-san, Mihawk, and Shanks would react to when their girlfriend tell them that she is pregnant, and when they see/hold their baby for the first time!~

I was wondering when/if I was going to get more requests like this for other characters! It’s actually one of my more/most popular pieces/requests I’ve done.

BABIES INCOMING!!!!

Originally posted by you-arent-my-problem

Finding out their S/O is pregnant:

Kidd:
He’d be confused as fuck, and doing the whole, “HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?!” (While Killer and Kidd’s S/O gives him that “Are you serious?” look). And then he’d start to freak the hell out. He has absolutely no clue on how to take care of a kid, despite being one himself. It’d take a really long time for him to not only calm down, but to warm up to the idea.

Mihawk:
Probably wouldn’t even be surprised/suspected it. Calm and collected. On the outside, anyway. On the inside, he would be internally screaming. He doesn’t really know how to care for a child, but he would definitely become even more protective. If that’s even possible. Overly doting, too, though he’d never admit to it.

Cora-san:
He’d be surprised, and of course use his classic shocked face. And his shoulder would catch on fire, and he’d trip. A lot. He’d be over the moon, though, running around smiling and laughing. Probably bawling his eyes out as he’s falling (tripping) all over the place. He’d grab his s/o in his excitement, and plant a ton of kisses all over them. He’d grab Law and say that he’s going to be a brother. (Admit it, Cora-san would totally do this.) Papa bear mode would activate almost instantly, too. Just as intense as with Law.

Shanks:
He’d throw a party. TONS of celebrating, laughter, a bunch of goofy smiles from him. Lots of kisses, too. And hugs. He’d probably already start talking to the baby in her stomach and press kisses to it. Would become a hell of a lot more protective/doting with his s/o from then on. Basically pretty similar to Cora-san, but a lot less crying and clumsiness.

Holding the baby for the first time:

Kidd:
Please don’t let him hold the baby. Killer would probably hold the newborn first, and make sure Kidd is sitting down, and has absolutely nothing dangerous near him, let alone in the same room. And Killer would totally supervise Kidd. And Kidd has absolutely no idea how to actually hold a baby, much to the horror of Killer and the mother.

Mihawk:
He’d have prepared himself as much as possible during the pregnancy, so he’d definitely know how to hold a baby. Though it didn’t prepare him for the reality of it. His eyes would be wide at first, and a little worried/scared, but after a couple of seconds, he’d feel immense pride/love/and papa bear protectiveness. He’d still be internally screaming, though. And be super careful around the baby. Can be really entertaining to watch sometimes.

Cora-san:
He’d totally know how to hold a baby, but would be super worried about his own clumsiness doing something. So he would take any and all precautions before he holds his child. To his relief, nothing would happen, though the second right after handing the baby back to the mom, he’d do something incredibly clumsy. The baby would be safe, though. He’d do whatever was necessary to protect and keep his child away from Doflamingo. Does the same with Law. Fluctuating emotions; immense pride/love/happiness one moment, then fear/worry the next. XD WORRY WART!!! He’d cry, too.

Shanks:
Also definitely knows how to hold a newborn. He’d be happy as a clam, but would be a little mellowed out/very gentle, surprisingly, since he’d typically pretty energetic and loud and boisterous. He’d plant so many kisses on his kid that the poor baby will start crying. Which might make him shed a few tears. He’d be so reluctant on anyone else holding his baby, even the mother. xD
GOOFY DAD!!!

In articles, blog posts and Facebook threads, scholars have debated whether “Hamilton” over-glorifies the man, inflating his opposition to slavery while glossing over less attractive aspects of his politics, which were not necessarily as in tune with contemporary progressive values as audiences leaving the theater might assume.


The conversation has yet to erupt into a full-fledged historians’ rap battle. But some scholars are wondering if one is due to start.


“The show, for all its redemptive and smart aspects, is part of this ‘Founders Chic’ phenomenon,” said David Waldstreicher, a historian at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York who last September sounded an early note of skepticism on The Junto, a group blog about early American history.


Amid all the enthusiasm for “Hamilton” the musical, he added, Hamilton the man “has gotten a free pass.”


Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor of history and law at Harvard and the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of “The Hemingses of Monticello,” put it more bluntly.


“One of the most interesting things about the ‘Hamilton’ phenomenon,” she wrote last week on the blog of the National Council on Public History, “is just how little serious criticism the play has received.”


Ms. Gordon-Reed was responding to a critical essay by Lyra D. Monteiro, in the journal The Public Historian, arguing that the show’s multiethnic casting obscures the almost complete lack of identifiable African-American characters, making the country’s founding seem like an all-white affair.


“It’s an amazing piece of theater, but it concerns me that people are seeing it as a piece of history,” Ms. Monteiro, an assistant professor of history at Rutgers University, Newark, said in an interview.


The founders, she added, “really didn’t want to create the country we actually live in today.”


Ms. Gordon-Reed — who is credited with breaking down the resistance among historians to the claim that Thomas Jefferson had a sexual relationship with Sally Hemings — wrote in her response that she shared some of Ms. Monteiro’s qualms, even as she loved the musical and listened to the cast album every day.


“Imagine ‘Hamilton’ with white actors,” she wrote. “Would the rosy view of the founding era grate?”


Historians are generally not reluctant to call out the supposed sins of popularizers. When Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” arrived in 2012, a number of prominent scholars blasted it for promoting a “great man” view of history and neglecting the role African-Americans played in their own emancipation.


While the most recent critiques of “Hamilton” have focused on race, some scholars have also noted that it’s an odd moment for the public to embrace an unabashed elitist who liked big banks, mistrusted the masses and at one point called for a monarchal presidency and a Senate that served for life.


Alexander Hamilton “was more a man for the 1 percent than the 99 percent,” said Sean Wilentz, a professor at Princeton and the author of “The Politicians and the Egalitarians,” to be published in May.


[…]


R.B. Bernstein, a historian at City College of New York who has written extensively about Jefferson, credited “Hamilton” with keeping the subject of slavery simmering underneath its jam-packed story. But race and slavery, he added, were not the only important, or timely, aspects of the show.


“It’s about how hard it is to do politics, about how people of fundamentally clashing political views tried to work together to create a shared constitutional enterprise,” he said. “And right now, that’s a message we really need.”

People often joked about Monty mentioning Game of Thrones when someone asked him about their stance on character death, but when you look at it, they’re doing a fantastic job.

George RR Martin has said that he wanted the reader to know that nobody’s safe in his story, and so not even the main heroes are safe. Nobody’s ever safe.

So now we’re standing at the end of V3 of RWBY and look at it. Two main characters are heavily injured, one to the point of losing a limb. One of the best villains of the series is missing (or, god forbid, dead). The most innocent character in the series got torn to pieces before our very eyes…

I’m 100% serious when I say that RWBY’s succeeding in making us worry about these characters…

Because nobody’s safe.