plays pretty much the same character too

You know what my favorite part about theatre is?

An actor in a movie or TV show gets given a script and takes that character given to them and performs that character. And some of them do it incredibly well, and some of them do the bare minimum, but all of them do.

And theatre actors don’t get that liberty, not if they want to be remembered. Theatre actors are taking a character that’s probably been seen a million times, who only has a set number of lines or songs, who fans probably feel like they know, and each new actor makes that character a little different, adds a little bit of them. Because if they don’t, the only thing that will change is the face, and that’s not the beauty of theatre. Theatre changes every time somebody new gets on stage, every time anything is changed.

Theatre actors take two passing words in a two act musical and add an entirely new layer. And that’s why people can look or listen to a single piece of a show and know who it is.

The difference between actresses’ “fiyeroooOOOOO” can let you know exactly who is playing Elphaba.

The different way Jack leans on the scaffold, the different sound Katherine makes in Watch What Happens, the simple difference in tone used in the delivery of a line.

Theatre actors take a given script and make it their own, and everybody’s character is different, no matter how many other people have played it.

The difference between Laura’s Zoe and an understudy’s Zoe, for example. Same songs, same lines, same costumes and lighting and mic and story, but the character feels entirely different because Laura’s Zoe is entirely different from any other version of Zoe. 

I don’t know, I just think that’s pretty cool.

wolfsskull  asked:

what are you hopes for da4? where do you think it'll be set?

i don’t follow fandom theories and meta too closely so this is really just my superficial take on things. i also try not to think of anything as “predictions”, because who knows, really.

that being said im ALMOST sure it’ll be at least partly set in tevinter, because it really seems to be gearing towards that for a number of reasons

  • qunari war starting up again
  • dorian & co wanting to change how things are over there
  • the final moments of trespasser were really pointing to that too
  • tevinter is heavily tied with elven history which seems to be particularly in focus in the story rn 

with all that i think it’d look ridiculous if we weren’t in tevinter at all, but i say “almost” sure because again, who knows.

as for my hopes, well,

  • it would be nice to hear from the grey warden situation, and if we do go to the north it would put us closer to the anderfels so it’s not entirely unrealistic, or so i’d like to believe.
  • i would like whoever the human option for player character to not be a noble. i dont think that would be of much interest if we’re going to be put in the middle of a possible slave uprising in tevinter. a return of a city elf option would be great too, for the same reason. 
  • if it is tevinter, a city setting more like da2 had would be cool, and less of endless expanses of land with nothing but fetch quests. it looked pretty, sure, but it’s not what i play dragon age for.
  • dwarves. literally anything about them in any positive or relevant way. that would be nice.
  • a comeback of the mood icons in the dialogue wheel but this time it actually shows up more than 3 times in the whole game and actually matters, something like the special red/purple/blue options you had in da2 when your hawke is predominantly a certain color would be cool.
  • same thing for the race/class specific dialogue options. let the character’s background be relevant.
  • on that note, something like the origins quest would be nice, getting a glimpse of what the character’s life was like before they’re thrown into the main story.
  • bringing back approval/friendship slider. i want a visual representation of how much that character loves me.
  • letting us rename saves again. my crops are dying.

@ everyone feel free to reblog & comment on or add to this if you feel like it, i’d be interested in seeing what other people are thinking

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Until I get that dead girl walking thing done, have some CC Heather’s character designs. I know some do this with the camper (mainly nikki, max, and sasha, erin, and tabii) but let’s just say this is the counselors’ version.

Gwen as Veronica (they’re pretty much the same friggin person)

Jen as Heather Chandler

Clementine(AKA Waitress) as Heather Macnamara

Bonquisha as Heather Duke

and Psychopath!David as JD


I’m still trying to figure out other roles. I wanted Jasper playing Martha since he’s not pervy enough to be Kurt or ram. But he’s sweet and sensible and gets pushed around way too much.

I wanted Daniel as Kurt. He’s no jock. He’s just the hella rich and popular class president that's a total asshole. Tripping people with his long legs instead of smacking lunch trays. I wanted to add dirty Kevin, but he’s too cool to be involved in that type of crap. I may add Jacob (Bonquish’s boyfriend’) to the mix since Daniel needs a popular friend.

Though we never really see Jen’s personality in the series, I can totally see her being the ‘mythic bitch’ heather chandler is. She reigns as the ‘demon queen of high school’ while her and her BF Daniel wreck havoc across the school.

I can imagine clementine being really sweet but falls into the wrong crowd. She becomes popular only to avoid harassment and acts mean so people won’t be mean to her.

Bonquisha is the second in command, but also the brawn. She looks physically intimidating, which makes people listen to her. She’s tired of ‘little prissy Jen’ trying to tell her what to do. WHich is why the power goes to Bonquisha’s head when Jen dies.

Tho I personally think Daniel would’ve fit well as JD, this isn’t danwen ( I may do an alternate version for fun, but until then, this is gwenvid). On the other hand, psychopath David works perfectly with this. He’s kind, caring, and gentle to Gwen.But also very protective.  Just don’t mess with either of them unless you want to end up dead.

There’s no need to explain Gwen, she pretty much has veronica’s personality down pact. She’s just trying to get through high school and just wants to be left alone.

Reblog and share with any more headcanons. More sketches to come when I have time

realising now that Alex Summers is probably the most relatable character in the x men films

  • he’s traumatised as fuck but acts like nothing is a big deal lets play pin ball and eat oreos
  • doesn’t care too much about jokes against himself like lol haha yeah self detrimental thoughts yay
  • is the epitome of the guy making toast who notices a nuke go off outside, shrugs and walks off
  • looks pretty bored considering he only saw the same four grey walls for who knows how long, you’d think the world would be more fascinating
  • the only times he smiles or laughs he then goes quiet and in his head is like ‘don’t laugh u fuckin mess i am worthless
  • spends most of his time in xmfc looking at other people for reassurance because he acts tough but secretly he is a fragile precious cinnamon roll
  • bitch face for days at everyone’s fuckin stupid ideas
  • got strangled and hung but like who really cares Sean sprained his ankle PROTECT SEAN
  • clearly does not give a shit that his friends are international terrorists they’ll always be rae rae and erik boo to him *pat pat*
  • does not have any tolerance for anyone’s romantic drama bullshit but at the same time has out his popcorn and deck chair
  • immediately asked where Erik was because shit is going down obvsly Erik is involved somehow
  • honestly look at any given scene Alex is in the background of. pause it. zoom in. admire the patented Done
  • manages to be the most stressed and bitter character and yet also the most chill lol you wouldn’t think he wants to fly into the sun
  • is as confused by Hank’s serum as we are and the plot holes in it
  • called a god-like asshole an asshole and prolly died thinking ‘ah ffs’

anonymous asked:

i had a question that i hope u don't mind answering - if the trans peter headcanon becomes canon how would u feel about tom continuing to play him? just bc there has been a lot of controversy about non trans actors playing trans characters?

okay, well first of all lemme say that the trans peter headcanon isn’t going to become canon. like that just isn’t going to happen, at least not in my lifetime. i’m sorry to rain on anybody’s parade, but i just know that it would be hard enough for marvel to make him canonically bisexual let alone trans. it’s nice to think that it could become canon, but as a trans person i know how much people hate to represent us if they even consider representing us at all. he’s not going to be made canonically trans. but that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the headcanon, and that it can’t gain popularity which would in turn (hopefully) show people that trans people need more representation, especially in mainstream entertainment, and that it wouldn’t be a bad thing for trans people to be shown in these roles.

i think the best we could get for the trans peter headcanon is what we got when someone asked mark hamill if luke skywalker is gay, and he responded with “If you think Luke is gay, of course he is. You should not be ashamed of it. Judge Luke by his character, not by who he loves” you know, pretty much the correct answer to any lgbt+ headcanon (bless mark)

that being said, it isn’t cool for a trans character to be played by a cis actor. it’s kinda the same as if you were to whitewash a role, you’re taking representation away from an underrepresented community and giving it to a community that frankly has too much representation. also it ESPECIALLY isn’t cool when a trans character is played by the wrong gender, so say a cis woman playing a trans man or a cis man playing a trans woman. that just perpetuates the idea that trans people are simply dressing in drag and that our gender identities aren’t valid.

so, hypothetically, if they did make peter canonically trans it would be annoying that he was portrayed by a cis actor. BUT it wouldn’t be too annoying when you consider that he wasn’t originally intended to be trans. like if he was canonically trans before they ever made any films then it would be wrong to cast a cis actor, but if they made him trans after the fact then (at least to me) that would be understandable.

Why I love our cast

You wanna know something amazing about our cast? They love each other. They fucking love each other. And with that they’re able to put together amazing on screen chemistry that doesn’t just come from acting.
Example: Matthew literally thinks of Emeraude as one of his sisters. He calls her his 3rd sister. And that’s fucking beautiful to me.
And Emeraude and Katherine are total real life BFFS, which shows when Izzy and Clary help each other. They are best friends in and out of character.
AND Matthew and Harry. DEAR LORD THESE BOYS FUCKING LOVE EACH OTHER! I always talk to people who have a hard time seeing two people who play an onscreen romance being friends. BUT DAMMIT, Matthew and Harry are such good friends and care for each other it’s amazing. And that shows through Malec.

But obviously they’re amazing actors too and that shows considering: Dominic and Alberto are pretty much best friends. (#dombertoisreal) and yet on screen they play two guys who kinda hate each other and are (were) fighting over the same girl! Watching the show, you wouldn’t know in real life they’re best friends!

I just. This post was totally random and kinda went every which way but I love our cast so much it’s not even funny and there’s just so much love. And I hope it never goes away.

I've seen it mentioned on here a few times how people who enjoy Sprousehart being together can't differentiate between them and Bughead

What do you guys think? Frankly I find it pretty insulting! Yes, Cole and Lili play characters who are in a relationship, and they too are in a relationship. That doesn’t mean I’m dumb enough to think they’re the same thing! I ADORE both Jughead and Betty as characters, and really like them being together. I’ve said a few times how much I miss them and I can’t wait for the show to come back on. In my mind they are completely seperate people to Lili and Cole. Yes, sometimes you could see their real life chemistry bleed through in to their acting. That’s bound to happen! Actors don’t have chemistry reads for nothing. It’s a good thing!
It’s not our fault that the couple we ship on the show happens to be together in real life. We’re lucky that they are as some of us get to enjoy both the characters and the actors who play them. (Not all BH fans care about or like SH). It’s still not our fault though is it! Other shippers need to stop being so petty and bitter. You can ship whoever you like in the show, it’s cool. The characters are there for you to enjoy. But spreading hate and treating SH as another ship to argue about is just wrong. They are real people and their relationship is real and personal. You can’t just decide not to ‘ship’ it and make another couple up in your head instead (Apahart? Coleneti? Camili?). THESE ARE REAL PEOPLE NOT CHARACTERS!!

Oh and just quickly, if people feel like they’re being 'threatened’ or 'attacked’ by SH fans then here’s an idea…. Stay out of the tag!! We don’t invade other tags so stay out of this one. You don’t have to be happy they’re together, but they are. If you don’t like it, don’t actively look for it. 🤔

“Leta”

I cannot, for the life of me remember who submitted this idea to me, so if you’re out there…this one’s for you!

Disclaimer: I do not hate Leta (I don’t even know her) I’m just using the concept of this character and what we know about her to create some fun conflict. Tbh because she’s played by Zoe Kravitz I’ll probably end up loving her.

P.S. This was too long to do as a one shot so here is Part 1 out of 2 or 3


Originally posted by hardyness

Falling in love with your childhood best friend was an absolute dream come true.

You and Newt had met at Hogwarts after you both had been sorted into Hufflepuff together, and hit it off instantly.

You did pretty much everything together. You had all the same classes, studied together all the time, and generally never left each other’s side.

So of course, you started to fall for him, and call you crazy, but you were pretty sure he was falling for you too. Everything just felt so natural between the two of you, it didn’t even matter what anyone else at school thought of you. You had each other, and that was all either of you wanted.

It was perfect, wasn’t it?

But of course, nothing stays perfect like that forever.

At the beginning of your third year at Hogwarts, is when a woman by the name of Leta Lestrange walked into your life, and ruined everything.

Newt was instantly head over heels in love with her, and it absolutely killed you.

He stopped coming to your daily study sessions, and spent all his time following the Lestrange girl around at her heels. She developed an interest in magical creatures just to wind him around her finger even more, effectively knocking you out of the picture.

She was an absolute witch to him, yet you were the only one who could see it.

So when she ultimately accidentally got him thrown out of Hogwarts, you were furious.

You had to finish the rest of your magic training alone, and it was absolutely miserable.

Your finished school with mediocre grades, and got a job working at the Ministry, where you eventually found each other again.

So one book, many kisses, and three years later, here you were, falling in love all over again.

And it was perfect again.

So it only seemed appropriate that the woman who ruined that the first time, would walk right back into your lives and do it again.

***

You and Newt were cuddling on the couch in his flat, doing nothing but looking into each other’s eyes, and kissing each other’s hands playfully. There were two untouched glasses of red wine on the coffee table, and the sound of rain resonated outside.

“I really need to check on my creatures” he said between kisses, lips pressed to your knuckles.

“Why don’t you stay just a few more minutes” your gaze lingered on his face, studying his intense amount of adorable freckles.

“No, we’ll end up sitting here for hours…” You felt him start to rise, but you grabbed the arm of the couch, and held onto his tie, keeping him sat on the couch.

“You’re not going anywhere” you whispered, and leaned down, planting kisses along his jaw.

“(Y/N)…” he groaned, giving into the heat, when all of a sudden…

There was a knock at the door.

Both your heads perked up, wondering who the hell it could be at this hour.

Sure you were use to random reporters from The Daily Prophet at the door, wanting to get a word from your boyfriend, but at 11:30 at night?

“Who the bloody hell could that be” you complained, but Newt swung your legs off of his lap, and stood up. You pouted, grabbing your wine glass and following him to the door.

He waited for you to appear at his side, before he twisted the handle, and swung the door open, revealing the last person you’d expect to see.

“Leta?” Newt breathed, in complete shock and confusion.

You never thought you would have to see her again, yet here she was. The beautiful, Leta Lestrange, stood in your doorway with a suitcase, soaked to the skin.

The glass slipped from your hands and shattered on the wooden floor.

They both stared at you, as you try to comprehend what’s happening.

You blinked furiously, bringing yourself back to reality.

“I am so terribly sorry!” you exclaimed, face turning beat red from embarrassment.

“You just…surprised me, that’s all. I’ll go get a dustpan to clean this up” you backed up from the scene, and raced to the kitchen.

What the hell was she doing here.

“Newt…I didn’t know where else to go” you heard her helplessly wail, and you rolled your eyes.

You bent down to get the dustpan from under the sink, wondering if he even owned the blasted thing.

“I can’t believe I was so foolish to believe I could trust Igglehart… My business completely fell through! I lost my job, my house, my friends…I’m ruined!” You laughed to yourself.

So karma really does come through.

“I heard you lived in the city, and I just knew I had to come find you. I was wondering if I could stay here with you?” You were ready to hear Newt absolutely shoot her down, humiliating her for even stepping foot in this building.

But of course he wouldn’t do that.

“Oh…Leta I-I don’t know”

“Oh Newt, it will only be for a few nights. Just until I’m back on my feet.” She practically begged.

“Then I guess…I guess it’s fine just for a few nights”

“What?!” you cried, shooting your head up only to be met with the ceiling of the cupboard.

You cried, and rubbed your bruised skull in regret.

You pulled yourself out from under the sink, observing the scene.

Leta had launched herself at your boyfriend, engulfing him in a hug.

You swore he was about to wrap his arms around her, before you called out and got his attention.

“Newt!” you hissed, calling him to the kitchen. He furrowed his eyebrows, but followed you.

He entered the room, and gave you a confused look.

“What is it, love?” he, much too innocently, asked.

“You cannot let this…this monster back into our lives! Much less share a roof with her!”

He looked suddenly taken aback, and frowned.

“(Y/N), how can you say that? She was my best friend from school…you’re telling me I must throw her onto the streets?” You cringed, hearing those words come from your boyfriend’s mouth, but bit back your pride and scowled.

“That would be ideal, yes”

“You know I can’t do that! This is my home, and I have the right to open it up to anyone I please.”

You opened your mouth to say something, but was interrupted by shout from the living room.

“Is this wine?!” Leta called, already taking several sips from Newt’s glass. Your scowl deepened.

“Newt, this woman is nothing but trouble! She had you expelled, hell, you were in LOVE with her! Are none of these excuses valid enough?” you whispered sharply, half out of rage and half out of immense fear. You were so terrified that because Leta was back, Newt’s feeling for her would resurface, and you would be cut out from the picture again.

Newt shrunk away from your sudden outburst.

“I admit that what she did in the past was wrong, but can I not give her a chance to redeem herself? We’re all different than when we were in school.”

You couldn’t help but notice he dodged your second statement, making your heart ache a little.

“I don’t know Newt…” you mumbled, staring at your hands.

Sensing your unease, he reached down to your fingers and kissed your knuckles in a sweet, familiar fashion. Your stomach was filled with butterflies. How could you say no to him?

“Fine…only because I trust you” you say with unwavering confidence. Newt would never act upon Leta, you were 100% sure. Newt’s not the boy he use to be.

He released the breath he was holding, and pressed a grateful kiss to your cheek.

“Thank you (Y/N)” he smiled, and raced back into the living room to help Leta with her things.

You watched him talking to Leta, and your smile fell to the floor.

And suddenly you were back in Hogwarts. You were sitting alone in the library, watching as Leta took everything from you all over again.

You were beginning to regret ever opening that damned door.

Reality Chapter 7 (Jensen x Reader; Dean x Reader)

Originally posted by gleefinn

Title: Reality Chapter 7

Summary:  Is this real life, or is this just fantasy? (Y/n) struggled to figure out if she’s in an alternate universe after a car accident, or if she’s just suffering from the after effects of a coma.

Warnings: Kinda character death, angst, language

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Car Boys Headcannon: Nick and Griffin are two gods born into the universe of BeamNG.Drive. Nick’s backstory is that he is the first, and received all the physical powers to control the worlds environment. For a long time he was alone, but found some satisfaction in destroying cars. Then Griffin appeared. Griffin has no physical abilities, but is the only other person of god status besides Nick. In order to please his new friend, Nick starts smashing cars together. Griffin is very amused, which encourages Nick to continue. Even though they are born into a vast and beautiful universe to explore, they instead take to the act of destruction. Though, it’s only on a small scale, so not much harm can really be done. At least that’s what they told themselves.

               They then decide to create their first living being. Something sentient, just like them. They named him “Busto 1.0” and even though he was only created by Nick and Griffin as a toy to experiment with as they pleased, he was complacent with that fate. They were his gods, and that was the role he was meant to play. “Busto 2.0” did not see things the same way. He rebelled against his gods, not standing for the torture he was made to endure. He channeled a dark deity, the Blob, and gained a fraction of its power. With it, he challenged them. That is how the first real conflict arises.

               Pretty much every object spawned into the game is either a character or has a very strong symbolic meaning behind it (but that would take way too long to analyze and explain). Just a few examples being: Iron Man, Busto 2.0’s lover. Their love parallels that of Hades and Persephone. Iron man ultimately deciding to stay in the cube prison with Busto 2.0. The Crucifix Plane is another example, being a strongly religious image, and a ominous piece of foreshadowing for Nick and Griffin’s sacrifice at the end of the series.

               When Busto 2.0 corrupts Gridmap, we get to see some character development from Nick and Griffin. They are forced to leave Gridmap behind and begin exploring the many, many worlds that are open to them. They are slowly learning to appreciate the true gift they were given when they came into existence, and don’t simply rely on destruction for entertainment. Once they lost Gridmap, they realized that these worlds are, indeed, precious.

               The truth behind the blob is that it is actually the manifestation of the two’s thirst for destruction. They deny it, try to separate themselves from it, and attempt to eradicate it, but that only causes it to grow. In the end when the two enter the light tunnel, they are followed by the blob, because the blob is a part of them. It will continue to exist as long as they do. This is why they must remain in the time stream forever.

               The ending’s actually very uplifting when you think of it in this context. The whole time Nick and Griffin were really just attempting to seek a sense of satisfaction with their lives, existing in an infinite world with no clear meaning. They went about achieving this all wrong, thinking that continuous destruction would make them happy, but it only made their yearning more intense. Now, they have learned that their world is worth preserving. They have accepted the blobs true identity, and by extension themselves. All they have now is a waterproof car that plays only Candles in the Wind, and each other. That is enough. Because the pre-credit ending demonstrates how scary it would be if they had to spend eternity alone. Finally, they have found their place in the world, and the role they were meant to play. They are finally content. They have found their answer.

katennara  asked:

To continue the in character Hyde in season 1 headcanon/meta, you think Jackie would had fallen in love with him earlier?

Not necessarily, just as he may not fall for her earlier either.

What would had changed it’s the way their interactions would had gone and the way his relationship and small crush on Donna would had worked out. I think, had he been in character since the pilot, his resentment towards Jackie would had been lesser with the past of the episodes after ‘Ski Trip’.

‘Ski Trip’ it’s the first time we see Jackie running into his arms when she is seeking comfort. We never get an explanation on why, and my guess is that writers did it for the laughs since he was presented as the cold hearted/jerk of the gang at the beginning, so having this girly girl wanting to hug him and cry on his chest was going to be ‘funny’, especially when he was, in ‘Ski Trip’, trying to get Donna.

(I also have this headcanon that Jackie may have gone to bear-hug Hyde to save Donna from the awkwardness, since she knew Hyde was crushing on her friend and was being stalked by him)

But joke’s on them because we didn’t see anything funny but cute in it, lmao.

Anyway, I think they could had formed an actual friendship and we could had seen it grow with episodes like ‘Career Day’ while they were hanging with Red, and ‘Prom Night’ (I believe this would still be the hugeeee HJ episode on season 1).

~ Prom Night ~

I’m making a whole section for this because I have given it a lot of thoughts since we first started talking about this posibility.

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okay I find finished watching Groundhog Day the movie, after having seen the musical before, and here are the things I find that the musical did better:

− Rita. Just… Rita Hanson. She’s so much more fleshed out in the musical she’s barely the same character. She has a backstory, a past, she’s driven, compassionate, awkward, filled with innocent wonderment but jaded at the same time, she’s not bland AT ALL.

− Diversity. There’s more women and people of color in the musical, starting with the female lead who is both. It’s still pretty white but it’s heading towards a more equal direction. The female characters are treated better too, given more time and made more interesting with special quirks.

− Fleshing out the town characters. There’s a few added ones to his normal day if he lets it run normally, there’s the songs “One Day” and “Playing Nancy” that really play up this aspect. Their humanity is really made much more clear, how each of them are special and unique.

− Some scenes are given much more emotional depth with the music going with it, I think specifically “Hope”. Damn, Andy Karl, how do you do this? And “Everything about you” feels more intimate and special.

− They took like ONE LINE from bland movie!Rita “I wish I had a thousand lifetimes” and they make this GORGEOUS uplifting song “If I had my time again” which is so funny and deep and layered and overall perfect!!! I still can’t believe that!!!! Like oh my god. And that day they spent together is also filled with purely platonic interactions and I really love that. The movie version was much more romantic.

− They removed Phil’s rape-y scene with Rita so there’s that.

− Overall, I find that all characters have more depth to them and are more likable and interesting and quirky. I find that the scenes have a better pace to them, the dialogue (although A LOT is from the movie itself) is more witty, the added scenes are all to a point and give meaning to the story.

− And of course, the songs add a cohesive atmosphere to the musical, the costumes are more quirky and funny.

Sometimes, less is more. I find that the limitations of musical theater staging usually bring about such creativity to go beyond those limitations that the final product is much more creative than the original. I feel that way about most stage adaptations and I wasn’t surprised to see this confirmed with Groundhog Day.

anonymous asked:

I noticed in the past you seemed to generally hate Kairi, so I wanted to know if your opinion has changed or is still the same?

Haha I did! Thanks for asking! :)

After examining myself more, I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t hate Kairi herself. I just hate the way she is written by Square Enix. I think this was exacerbated by the fact that I played KH1 when I was young where I pretty much hated all physically weak, male-dependent damsel-in-distress waifu characters (I still do hate those characterizations tbh).
I also hated that the romance between Sora and Kairi was forced on me, so I unfairly directed my displeasure at Kairi. It wasn’t because of the “Sora belongs to Riku, not Kairi” fangirl mindset. I hated Riku too in KH1. I grew to like Riku only after playing KH2 because he wasn’t such a massive asshole anymore, but my opinion of Kairi had stayed the same, if not worsened because I had to rescue her again! Christ on a stick!!

((Don’t quote me on this but I’ve read somewhere that in an interview with Nomura, he stated that Kairi is actually pretty good at fighting and is only second to Sora? or something. Yeah so how come we only see like five seconds of her fighting in KH2 and that’s it? I still wish we could have also fought her in early KH1, where we duel with all the other kids. ))

What propelled that self-examining is a post I read on Tumblr (suuuuper long ago, before KH3D. I wish I can find it again) where someone laid out that Nomura’s team sucks majorly at writing female characters. Basically, all the major females in the game are typical waifus waiting for their male companions to rescue them and/or have no character growth/side plot of their own. The female characters only exist to push forward the male characters’ plots. They pointed out that even Aqua fits into that narrative - everything she does is for the male characters, Ven and Terra. She doesn’t have any catalyst that is unrelated to Ven/Terra pushing her for her own development. I think the OP concluded with their observation that many actually hated the weak writing of the female characters. 

Reading and thinking about it made me realize that yeah, it’s the writing that I hate. Namine I was indifferent about since she had very little screentime in KH2, and I didn’t play KHCoM to know about her. Aqua got a pass because she could fight and didn’t need rescuing. Also her Ghost Drive was super rad Xion I hated just because she reminded me so much of Kairi lol. 

I’ll say though, after coming to this realization I tried watching re:COM cutscenes until I realized that I hated how Namine was written and couldn’t stand to watch lol. Everything that I said I hated above, Namine was that too. But Namine had the buffer of me actively knowing that it was the writing/the type of characterization that I hated, while Kairi didn’t (same with Xion). 

I won’t say that I actively like Kairi now, but she’s okay. I don’t hate her and I don’t cringe when I see her. I really like Kairi’s design and I try to think more positively about her. 10+ years of not liking a character is hard to turn around quickly :’)

Still don’t care for Sora+Kairi romance though. 

What if there's also time travel in Voltron?

Okay so I just thought of something. Now I know “time travel” seems like something I shouldn’t throw around easily. But honestly I thought of something, and I really feel this is where it’s leading too.

Disclaimer. I’m also a huge klance fan so someone make a fanfic of this idea please.

So we learned about rifts/wormholes/enomilies(probs spelt wrong) in Voltron, that can take you into different realities.

It’s rumoured Lance (my poor baby) is going to sacrifice himself. He better not, or I will kill him, but if Lance does, what if it’s Chris Pine Star Trek style where Jim’s father in one reality rams the enterprise into the evil dudes ship?
So, Lance (not with red of course) feels like he needs to cause major destruction, to give the rest of the team a chance to retreat. He takes a ship, galra or whatever, and rams it, with himself inside. BUT that wouldn’t do much would it.

Now, we learned about Quintecense (probably spelt wrong too) and how they come from rifts, probably to other realities as well.
What if Lance flies a ship full of transported Quintessence into Zarkons ship, causing a huge rift, destroying it from the inside?

Pretty neat.
But now where would “time travel” come into play?

When the characters travel through the wormhole or rift to the other reality, meeting Sven, Slav and those Alteans, they discovered a comet. This comet is the same material voltron is made out of. It’s also what Lotor made his new ship with.
In the video of the Altean guy explaining that they have the comet and are bringing it to Altea, it shows him screaming from an explosion.
Yes an explosion. Rifts or wormholes don’t open by themselves. I believe that the Altean ship was attacked, it reacted with the comet, and the comet created the rift.

That means, voltron and lotors ship, could also creates rifts, if they hit themselves with something powerful, or basically explode themselves from the inside.
In lotors case, they could also shoot the ion canon inward as well as outward, to cause some sort of reaction.

Now here comes klangst.
Lance sacrifices himself, creating a rift in Zarkons ship with the Quintessence.
Keith, distraught he also lost an important part of the team, denies trying to find a new paladin. Everyone else is upset but like Shiro, has to move on. But the red lion won’t open to anyone.

Keith, being connected with black, and to red still, is told that he has to get Lance. But how?

Lotor comes along attacking the castle. Keith goes out (cause he’s rash without his impulse control *cough* lance *cough*.) To buy the team some time to move. Before this, the team should have discovered Lotor being able to travel through rifts, otherwise he wouldn’t have caught up to them so fast.
But they can’t stop him without voltron.
At this point, Keith should be about to get hit with an ion beam, and realizes “holy shit, lotor is blowing himself up every time he travels!” Or you know, the lion could tell him to use his Bayard for something. “Go get Lance.”
Keith understands, tells the team to fly through a wormhole to escape, flies towards lotors ship, the ion cannon is blasted and the moment it just pokes the black Lion, the black Lion vanishes. (While Keith used his Bayard)

Lotor is confused. The team is confused.
Keith pops out a moment later, returns to the ship, with… LANCE??
Keith brings him out of the black Lion princess style. And everyone is confused.
Lance is in a comatose state, cause why wouldn’t he be as he was pulled between realities.

After they get Lance all settled. Keith explains, “The black Lion can travel through space and time. ”

Back in season two before Shiro vanished, he used the Bayard and managed to travel through Zarkon and his battle armour, to retrieve the Bayard. In a similar format, pushing that power further, Keith could do the same, but through space and time. Having some sort of reaction with the ion beam, that gave Keith the chance to travel back to the moment Lance was going to crash. Traveled through Zarkons and Lance’s ship, retrieving Lance.
Shiro had the Bayard in mind, Keith had Lance in mind. So that’s what they retrieved.
Lance was grabbed right before the ship of quintessence crashed and exploded.

A split second after, Keith was teleported back to his current time, back to the castle.
With Lance.

With this headcanon, or idea. Lance wouldn’t have existed for like.. a week. Cause that’s how rifts work.

So, they have Lance, the red lion paladin back, and everyone (Keith especially) couldn’t be happier, but he’s still in a coma.

When he finally wakes up. Klangst moment, Keith explaining how, the team needs him, he needs him. Lance is way more important then he believes. So important Keith risked a lot just to get him back. Etc.
Klance bonding moments. Keith telling Lance he should’ve been more open to Lance, and serious about the time he was worried.

I also want a part, where Lance is finally up and about, ready to fight with voltron again, and Keith flirts jokingly says.

“Top that Lance.” And Lance goes on to realizing his feelings a tad but also gets angry saying he’ll save Keith twice and in an even cooler and riskier way. Etc.

Ah it’d be epic and beautiful.

Losing respek for niggas left and right

Man just the other day i was in class with homeboy talkin bout nothing.

Him: “Oh , you know they’re making a new wonder woman movie with..” *idr who*

Me: *remembering that glorious edit of Serena Williams in that Wonder Woman costume* “Eh I’d love if Serena were Wonder Woman”

Him: “Serena?..”

The look on his face already made me want to gag.

Me: “Yeah… Serena Williams.. Tennis pla-”

Him: “Serena’s too black to be Wonder Woman.”

Me: looking home boy dead in this face thinking bout how he “The Darkest Night of All the Land” would have any audacity to comment on skin tone shades… I’m in awe.
The disbelief sways me.

Me: “Too black?”

Him: “Yea , like she’s too black.. Wonder Woman is from the Amazon.”

I almost drop the topic because this guy is really smart. Like I usually aim to be best in class and dude is always the only thing close to a challenge. And i don’t even know anything about the Wonder Woman Comics because he starts talking about the way it’s written.. but then…?!

Me: “So you’re telling me Hollywood hasn’t changed anything from how things are written in books when they produce the movie ?”

Him: “Not when it’s made to be that way.. like Wonder Woman’s charact-”

Me: “So you mean white people aren’t out here playing Egyptians.. and Scarlett Johansen wasn’t just the whole lead role in a movie about a book that was centered strictly around Asian culture?”
*every image reference clouding my mind of every time the character placement was off*

Me: *remembering he used “she’s from the amazon as a rebuttal* –"And i know you’re not going to sit here and tell me she’s from the amazon .. like black people wouldn’t exist in the amazon when you know black people exist in pretty much every part of land you can think of despite what media will fool you into thinking.”

Him: “The Amazon isn’t real–”

Me: “Oh.. so now you’re telling me Serena Williams is too black to play a fictional character from a place that isn’t real???”

Him: *talking about how its written in the comic or w.e*

Me: *thinking about how Serena is and can be all those things* Ok?

Him: *realizing he fucked up* “You know what _ never mind.. you’re annoying.”

Me: *is annoyed*

This the same dude that’s always projecting to be so pro-black. I thought we were on the same team. I was rooting for you!

4

SPOILERS ahead.

Exactly! Jumin was so much more likable in other routes and I get so protective of him sometimes when the other members are being obnoxious. Like they complain about Jumin being a heartless robot but he’s always the first one to offer help when one of them is in trouble??? At the end of Jaehee’s route I actually died when he crashed 707′s car like I cannot believe??? The amount of spite and pettiness??? I loved him in Zen’s route omg that route was hard for me since I wanted to love them both. LMAO I don’t think it was Jumin’s place to call his mom but I can appreciate the sentiment behind it. and it was pretty funny tbh The V thing makes me really sad because Jumin wants to be there for him but V can’t tell him anything. ;_;

Agreed, I love Jumin SO MUCH as a character like he’s so sweet but so underrated because of his route. I can understand why you’d be hurt by 707′s route, but personally the ‘pushing away’ thing didn’t bother me too much??? probably bc i do the same lmao I actually couldn’t stand Jumin at first because I thought he was going to be the typical K-drama CEO arrogant jerk, but he’s actually pretty relatable?? Now, I am absolutely in love with him. <3

Yes, I’m glad you also love Cat Dad!! *A* I fall back in love with whoever’s route I’m playing, so I left off on Jumin’s Christmas DLC and now I can’t stop thinking about him. his dlc almost made me cry too like the hug thing hit me hard Not being able to pick a fave just means you have a lot of love to give!! 

jdfkgs thank you for thinking so! I love you too, you are phenomenal!! *_* I could never choose between Ryuji or Jumin, they’re complete opposites but I love them all the same, and it’s great that you do too! Tbh all this Jumin and Ryuji love is wonderful and I am 100% here for it.

Also, I’m sorry I didn’t post anything yesterday, the wi-fi was out for most of the day. This guy came over to mess with the wi-fi and TVs and I was just like ‘what is this guy barging in my room for’??? Anyway, sorry about that!

anonymous asked:

While making inherently-Chinese/Japanese/etc. stories made for Western television (ex. Mulan=Chinese or Ghosts In The Shell=Japanese), what is, in your opinion, the correct way to cast? Do you believe in the validity of casting East/Southeast Asian actors as specifically Chinese or Japanese? As an Asian person myself, I am constantly torn in between wanting representation for all Asian ethnicities and slightly offended when western media sees a, for example, Korean actress interchangeable (1/3)

Hey sib!

Sorry for the late reply but I had to think about all your asks lol. Anyhow, for “American adaptations” of anime like Ghost in the Shell, I think they should star a Japanese American woman. For American animations like Mulan, I think they should star a Chinese American woman. Basically for any kind of American creation (or recreation) that centers around Asian people, cultures, or stories, they should always star an Asian American that accurately represents the leading character.

So with that said, I don’t like how Hollywood and other western media act like all Asian people are interchangeable too. As much as I would like to see Southeast Asians represented, we can’t have a Southeast Asian person playing a East Asian character or even a Korean person playing a Chinese character. They’re pretty much saying that all Asian people are the same while erasing the diversity that exists among us. So much for “diversity” right?

(pt 2/3) with a Chinese character. I would also like to hear your opinion on the casting of hapas for these same roles. LikeI’m super excited to see Henry Golding get roles on screen and I love Ross Butler and would be thrilled to see him as Li Shang in the Mulan movie (entirely fan-supported), but cannot help but feel as if a full-Chinese actor would be robbed by having them cast. While I would never want to put a barrier on how ‘Asian enough’ someone is, I do think that some mixed Asians have

Just for terminology clarification, hapa is a Hawaiian term for mixed people so it’s not actually correct to use it in this context even though most people probably would. For people like Henry, I think it would be more suitable to use Eurasian (?) and for those like Ross, I don’t know to be honest lol. White-mixed Asian American is too long but that’s what I’d normally use. Anyhow, this topic is a discussion for actual mixed folks.

But I do agree with you here. It’s not that Eurasian folks or white-mixed Asian Americans aren’t Asian enough, it’s just the probable cause that for some, their whiteness has given them an unfair advantage over “full-Chinese” actors. There are tons of folks who have tried to break into the mainstream but then suddenly, someone we don’t really know gets a leading role and is considered to be some breakthrough when we already had others trying for years. I personally think whiteness has an unfair advantage in the mainstream.

(pt 3/3) that some mixed Asians have a significantly different experience and also, while they do experience hardships, do get more roles and have a slight advantage. I respect your opinion and this blog and would really like to hear what you have to say on this topic as to more fully educate myself and form an opinion. I felt if I should ask someone who is at the very least probably more informed on racial issues in the Asian community than I. Keep doing the good work!

Yep, I think so too. It also depends as well though because while there are some white-mixed Asian Americans who may have “beneficial features” as @solacekames pointed out, there are others who may not have such features which wouldn’t grant any privilege. So some do definitely have an advantage while others may not.

Sorry for the length but thanks for the respect and all! :D I wouldn’t consider myself more informed on racial issues in the Asian (American) community than you or anyone else though. I don’t know how to explain it but I just like to read a lot and especially like to talk a lot of crap lmao.

Angry Asian Guy

anonymous asked:

i'm trans and i imagine how you feel about maggie/floriana is similar to how i feel about trans characters played by cis actors especially cis actors who aren't even the correct gender (this is all i can really compare it to since i'm white) so i'm 100% behind you in hating her

yess thats pretty much it! So many poc actors out there looking for opportunities to portray characters that are like them, and they give it to white people? Doesnt add up. And thats the same w trans actors too, i cant even imagine how difficult it must be. We gotta be vocal about this shit and how its damaging to our communities, u know. If we dont, they’ll never know better.

silent-justice  asked:

I would like to add my url in for the meme.

My Opinion on;

     Character in general:I used to dislike L as a character when I was younger. I had very few moral opinions at the time, so for me, Light’s philosophy was pretty cool. For personal reasons, however, I changed my mind, and after rewatching the series… I realized just how messed up he is. And I became fascinated with the way L thinks, the way he does things, and why. His interactions with other characters can be so telling, and at the same time, not at all. He’s an enigma that I love to pick apart, but also refrain from picking too far. He wouldn’t be much fun if I had him all figured out, right?

     How they play them: You do an absolutely excellent job portraying L. I told you once the way you talk, and the way you think, remind me a lot of him. You’re probably one of the best people suited for the job, in my opinion. I, for instance, probably wouldn’t do such a great job; I’m people-minded, and I thrive on finding emotions and playing off of them (though obviously not in B’s case). I can be logical, but that’s not my main priority. You succeed where I personally lack in that regard (and in fact where many people lack).

     The Mun: L-mun is a very nice person. :D I enjoy our conversations, and the few similarities we have always make talking to you enjoyable. I think you’re a very kind-hearted person who is simultaneously good with objective logic!

Do I:

     RP with them: Indeed I do! Well, I have. Not currently. L-mun is very busy! But I’m nothing if not patient. uvu

     Want to RP with them:  Obviously? x’D

What is my;

     Overall Opinion: I have to say I don’t have anything negative to put here? From what I’ve seen on your blog, you have interesting fan interaction, and the way you go about it is exactly how I’d imagine someone like L running a blog. You really have his characterization down to a tee! I once said that I don’t know if I could ever have so much dedication toward mostly canon character development (I think it’s pretty close to canon myself). Like, I love B, I hate B, I want him to look himself, but at the same time, he’s so all over the place - manipulation and all, people dynamics, that sort of thing. Anyway, I have a 10/10 view for your blog and characterization. Nothing much to complain about at all. I’ve reblogged this meme on my only other RP blog and I was fairly brutal with the answers I gave people (I felt downright mean sometimes), but I legitimately have no quarrels here. However! Don’t let my good opinions of you sway the way you answer this meme for me. I can take constructive criticism. :p After all, how am I supposed to know where to improve, should I need to?