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Me, blowing a kiss to the sky: for Mike Faist

Me, blowing a kiss, but this time to my garden: for Ben Platt

Me, setting my computer on fire: a͉̮̘̫ ̩̦͚̖̯͈̫s̝̫a̱͈̯͚͖͙c̥̟̣͍̥̣ri̜̜f̰̦ịce̗̥͚̺͖̱ t̝͉̬̗̝͕ͅo ̠͚̳̖̮m̰y͕̤ ̭̣̲̘l̟͖̣̘̻̟ọ͚͕̪̙͓̫r̟d̗͎̲͔̳ ̱̹̳̯̬̦ͅo̪̟̯̲̱f̺ ḍ͕͖̹an͕̣̙̜̱k̥ ̩̭̼m̦͔̟̭̫͈e͙̰͈̱̭̩ͅm̘͖̙̗e̝̣s̯̘̦͓̮͇̝,̖͇̖ ̼̟̼̘W̬̼̙̥͇͍͓il̮̩̮̭̯̜l ͉͔͇R̠̟o̼̜l̹̖͕̻a̤̦n͈͓̟̩d͉

Imagine, like, a pitch perfect movie, but there’s this one singer like, who knows literally no pop music. They can sing but, like, they’re totally useless in the riff offs, and they get teased and made fun of cause they’re the biggest musical theatre nerd. Except at the end of the movie, the riff off category is ‘songs from musicals’ and everyone’s like ughhh whatt but that one kid is like OH MY GOD YES YOU BITCES BETTER BE READY and everyones like eww can’t we have a different category and then they start with something rlly jazzy like ‘hey big spender’ and ppl are impressed cause they thought all musical theatre music was rlly ugh and boring and uncool. And all the other teams are rlly struggling to even keep up and they’re all doing really predictable obvious stuff from disney films n stuff, and even the kid’s own team are like, almost lost and they’re just following cause this guy HAS FKN GOT THIS. and (s)he’s winning so good and is just DOIN IT. and then they sing like ‘so big/so small’ or something and they get to ‘is there another truck in the driveway? A truck that will take mommy away?’ and people are like Oh. Oh no. OH NO I DIDN’T COME TO THIS RIFF OFF TO HAVE THE PACIFIC OCEAN COME OUT MY EYES and from then on no one makes fun of them ever again

and I don’t think you understand how much I want this to be real cause tbh that kid would literally be me.

it’s funny how we can read the same two people falling in love 200,000 different times and never get tired of it 

carry on characters as vines lmao

can we stop fucking glossing over the fact that baz wasn’t the only one to do that grandiose entrance of making all the doors of the main hall fly open? 

page 150, chapter 28, simon: “this has happened so many times since schools started that no one is scared now, not even the littluns.”

who else??? did??? a gay ass entrance like baz???

You know that scene where the dragon comes to Watford and Baz sends it home? Baz is casting the nursery rhyme and getting tired, and Simon wonders why no one else is helping him, then he sees that every student and teacher is just watching transfixed because of Simons’s too-strong Your Attention, Please spell. 

But not Baz.

Baz isn’t affected by the spell. Simon says, “Even Penny has given in, or maybe she’s as gobsmacked as I am” at what Baz is doing. How can Baz get around Simon’s spell to be able to cast the nursery rhyme spell at the dragon? I think it’s because he is always paying attention to Simon more than anyone else at Watford, basically 24/7, and he’s so focused on Simon all the time, that Simon’s spell demanding his attention is just a day in the life for Baz. It’s Baz’s routine to pay attention to Simon - he’s been in love with him for years.

anonymous asked:

Don't you feel like Cas is getting smaller? I mean, I was sure before that he and Dean where almost the same heigh but Dean was a little taller than him, and last episode when I saw them standing in front of each Dean looked a lot more taller than Cas

That’s an interesting question. IRL, Misha is a strapping lad [183 cm], only 3 cm shorter than Jensen [186 cm] (and, well, much shorter than Jared [193 cm], but then again, isn’t everyone?), but the show has a habit of framing him so he looks a bit smaller than that.

Like, this is them IRL -

- and here is a normal shot from S12.

There are, of course, a number of reasons to cheat with how tall or short actors are, and some have to do with the general framing of the scene, not with the narrative itself. That said, you’re right - this SPN 12x19 thing was almost ridiculously out of proportion.

And the thing is, this is deliberate and meaningful, especially if we consider how carefully arranged other shots in this episode were - from Kelly’s face disappearing into the dark mirror (making her a identity-less baby bump) from Dean and Cas isolated inside that circle, Amanda Tapping has been super attentive and done a wonderful job. In this case, what is most apparent is the symmetry (two groups, isolated down the middle), the white light between Dean and Cas (which draws the attention of the viewer, is in the dead centre of the scene and also a perfect symbol of that distance forming between them), and the almost perfect descent in height of the characters themselves.

This creates a very neat visual effect and it messes with our psychology, because traditionally in Western visual arts the winners go left to right (it’s possible this has to do with our writing system, since in Etruscan art, it’s the opposite way around), as you can see on every Greek vase ever painted -

- but here, even though Cas has just defeated Dagon, we know something is not right and we know Sam and Dean are the ones being reasonable, so our brains instantly go, Wait, what? and this straight line from Sam to Kelly makes things even worse, because it’s a strong indication that there’s some kind of falling down and degeneration involved, and it makes Cas and Kelly look like they’re wrong BUT THEY’RE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE FRAME (*siren blaring*) and there’s an office inside your brain that’s busy busy busy trying to unscramble wtf is going on.

But - and here is where the magic happens - if you frame this shot in the ‘right’ way, the meaning changes and the thing becomes much less effective.

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