I totally get you on the Juvia issue. I mean, I would say that since Mashima doesn't think it's wrong, none of his characters do either, like some authors--but Mashima seems completely aware that what Juvia does and how she acts is unacceptable and creepy, because of how he writes Gray's reactions. So it really does seem like nobody feels like giving Gray ANY support with Juvia unless it involves shoving him into her arms.
Gruvia is one of the weirdest ships I’ve seen in awhile, and the fact that Mashima seems completely aware of what he’s doing is just the tip of the iceberg. Mashima sometimes plays Gruvia completely straight - Juvia can easily be read as deranged, and some of the expressions Mashima draws on her are pure nightmare fuel. If Juvia does something particularly creepy, Gray will react accordingly; it’s just the rest of the cast that doesn’t. Since Juvia’s proven she doesn’t care much for Gray’s opinion unless it suits her, she won’t listen to him, and since the people around her tend to act like a Gruvia endgame is a given (and some, like Erza, encourage her), she believes she’s genuinely in the right - as proven by how smug she can be even when explaning how Gray rejected her. (Case and point; Juvia’s attempts to sleep with Gray, and when Gray explained to Macao that Juvia had moved in and refused to leave).
Mashima even seems to lowkey mock the ship - chapter 499′s cover page described Juvia’s thought process in regards to Gray as incoherent babble, and that was the arc’s Big Gruvia Moment. In addition, until recently he stubbornly refused to let the ship progress - most meaningful moments are usually cancelled out by Juvia doing something weird and creeping Gray out later. To this day I still wonder if the Gruvion love triangle wasn’t Mashima’s attempt at lampooning the dynamic he’d managed to create.
Of course, every time I think Mashima’s aware of what he’s doing I remember the stunning lack of self awareness he shows when he does the same damn thing with Natsu, whose actions are glorified by cast and mangaka alike.
The workings of Mashima’s mind are a goddamn enigma.
This is a very upbeat song for a video that is PURE NIGHTMARE FUEL.
A few things:
1. It is truly my zombie AU but with other monsters
2. When Mark clings to Howard’s arm in the field 😍😍😍
3. This is like… Exactly how The OA ended too and that was dumb as balls
4. I love my grown ass boyband ok.
It’s … it’s not even that I didn’t like Trolls. There is something eerie and disturbing about Trolls that prevents me from forming an accurate opinion because I’m fairly convinced it’s not supposed to exist in this universe.
Like, if you haven’t watched Trolls, the premise of Trolls is that the Trolls have escaped the evil clutches of the Bergens who literally eat them because the Bergens believe it is the only way to be happy.
Like, okay, listen. I want to sit down with the motherfucker who came up with that idea. Which one of you Dreamworks assholes was sitting around your board meeting and felt compelled to say, “Hey, here’s an idea. Let’s make a movie about goblin like creatures who eat Trolls to feel happy!”
Because, my dude, my guy. Friend. Please. Tell me you’re okay. I need to know.
There’s also a scene where our two heroes, Poppy and Branch, arrive in Bergentown and for some reason that must exist other than just to make my actual skin crawl, the Bergens start singing “Clint Eastwood” by Gorillaz. BUT HERE’S THE THING: when I watched it the first time, I swear on my fucking life that they ACTUALLY sang “Feel Good Inc.” by Gorillaz. So when I was informed that it was in fact the former, I literally felt my soul separate from my body, like I was phasing between dimensions.
I’M SERIOUS like the scene by itself is disturbing enough, all these scary looking fuckin Bergens singing a Gorillaz song, but I’m not shitting you, my memory tells me with 0% doubt that it was “Feel Good Inc.” AND I JUST CAN’T LET THIS GO.
My two nieces are absolutely obsessed with Trolls and I know all the words to “Get Back Up Again” and did you know that of all the songs in that movie, there’s a cover of “The Sound of Silence”???? Sang by PLANTS?
I just. I fucking CAN’T. It’s pure nightmare fuel.
Anyway I’m pretty convinced Dreamworks yanked Trolls from an alternate universe into this one for profit and it’s upsetting the timeline and that is why I feel nauseous when I think about Trolls.
I’m proud of this spaghetti time line dialog, hehe. Oh, and Sans’ changing fonts just mean a change in his mood. Don’t think too much about it.
At least he didn’t told Papyrus about timelines like “Swap Tale” or “Under Fell” or the one where everyone is pure nightmare fuel. (Yes, in this comic alternate universes count as time lines.) Papyrus would be traumatized for years.
Oh! I’ve found the video with Sans’ closed mouth I was talking about last time: HERE.
And as usual… yadda yadda when I made mistakes in the texts, just tell me.
EDIT: Fixed a mistake. Thanks, enterthefreak, for pointing it out. :-D
This photo was taken in waters presently unknown from aboard a German vessel…it shows what appears to be either an unbelievably monstrous sized Great White or a normal sized pre-historic shark called “Meglalodon” thought to be extinct for millions of years swimming along side a surfaced U- Boat…either way you spin it it’s pure nightmare fuel. The photograph is un-doctored according to professionals.
a/n- It’s like 2 AM and I realized I haven’t updated this blog in almost 2 weeks
“All I’m saying is that capitalism is no longer beneficial to our country,” you shrugged.
“I know, I know. You hate “crapitalism.” But I gotta get back to filming. I want to stay on schedule so we don’t have to change our plans,” Mark replied, making sure all his equipment was ready.
“Alright. Go ‘be pro’ or whatever it is you gamers say these days,” you joked, giving him a peck on the lips.
“I’m too pro,” he laughed.
“Alright, then. I’ll see you later.”
“See you soon.”
You smiled to yourself, exiting the room and leaving him to his work. You made sure not to close the door.
“Hello, everybody. My name is Markiplier and today, I’m going to be playing yet another indie horror game. This one is called Fearless, and since we all know I am totally fearless, this should be a piece of cake,” Mark began, launching right in to his next playthrough.
Your friends often asked if it bothered you that he spent so much time doing his
YouTube things rather than hanging out with you. You’d give them the same answer every time:
“It makes him happy, and he always makes sure to fit me into his busy uploading schedule!”
In truth, you kind of liked that he was so dedicated to his fans. He was always doing his best to be a good role model and steer them in the right direction. He worked hard to bring a little joy into others’ lives.
Hopefully, you were going to do the same thing. You had concocted a little plan that you could now put into action. It was just a simple little prank, but you still found yourself giggling in excitement.
You had to be patient however, or it would never work. You sat on the couch, checking under the pillow to your right. The mask was just as you’d left it. You were glad you were finally getting a chance to use it. You had received it as a gift from a viewer. They had sent a very sweet and heartfelt letter and masks for both of you. You had gotten the world’s creepiest clown mask. It looked like clown’s the make-up had melted, dripping down it’s cheeks. The mouth was twisted into a grimace of yellowed, rotting teeth, red lipstick smeared way passed it’s scarred lips. The dark red hair was patchy and uneven. Pure nightmare fuel. You placed the pillow back over it just in case.
All you had to do was wait a few minutes until Mark was in the midst of the game. The longer he plays, the more focused he gets, and the easier it is for you to creep in. You pulled your phone out of your pocket and unlocked it, immediately seeing you had a flood of notifications on Twitter. There were some new death threats, a few messages of encouragement telling you to ignore the hate, and a bunch of people asking you to tell other gamers like PewDiePie they say hello. So, nothing new since you and Mark went public with your relationship.
You browsed your newsfeed. Twenty One Pilots were up to something again. Another celebrity was being dragged. YouTubers were promoting their videos. Same old, same old.
You had just switched over to your messages to respond to texts when you heard what sounded like a pterodactyl screech coming from where Mark was filming.
You decided now would be a good time to pull off the prank since he seemed immersed in the game. You pulled the mask out of its hiding spot and put it on, slowly starting to creep toward the source of the horrendous noise. You heard another scream, this one more reminiscent of an elephant being attacked by a swarm of bees.
You did your best to sneak into the room as silently as possible. He did have his headphones on and the volume was probably really high, but it was better to be careful than to waste this perfect opportunity. When you were right behind his chair, you slowly began to rise up until you were in view of the camera. You watched him on the live feed, waiting for him to glance over and see you. You had been standing there about two minutes when he finally turned to address the audience.
“Guys, this game is totally screwing with me. I know that I- WHAT THE FUCK?” he yelped upon noticing the terrifying clown of death behind him. He spun around as you were taking off the mask. You doubled over laughing.
“Y/N, OH MY GOD. YOU SCARED THE HELL OUT OF ME!”
“I’m sorry!” You said, trying to catch your breath. “I saw the opportunity, and I just had to take it!”
“I am so gonna get you back for that!” he said, leaping up and chasing you out of the room.
horror parodies (such as Escape from Tomorrow and certain dark
corners of DeviantArt) really get under my skin. I love scary stuff,
I just don’t want my childhood laughing place reinterpreted by David
Lynch… that’s pure nightmare fuel.”
To me, this climax was both story-telling and animation done right. Maybe I’m just a “fan being a fan”, but I thought it was amazing when I saw it. And in HD, it’s truly gorgeous.
First, listen to the dialogues, which seem simple but the great voice acting makes them way more intense and dramatic.
“Look into my eyes, Mabel! You really think I’m a bad guy?”.
Despite the simple character design, Grunkle Stan’s face is incredibly expressive. I thought this line, despite fast and not really “revealing”, was very deep and masterfully delivered by Hirsch (and the beautiful music in the background adds even more tension to this powerful scene). I mean, we all knew that Stan was obviously not going to be a villain, but the writing here was so strong that we were all having second thoughts, just like Dipper and Mabel, making the entire scene heartbreakingly great (for both kids and adults). And the animation on the characters was so captivating.
And speaking of animation, now take look at the art, the animation itself, the shading, the lighting, the colors, the smooth movements of the floating debris and the eerie, disturbing, supernatural red-ish atmosphere looming over the city as the gravity loss tears it apart. And the “dark” choice of colors makes it clear that it’s not played for laughs. The city and its inhabitants are not comically jumping up and down: everything is being destroyed.
And last, but not least, the disturbing sounds the machine makes. You don’t always hear them, but you know they’re there. The “charging” sound the portal makes seconds after Mabel decided to trust her Grunkle, combined with the white flash of light that immediately engulfs the characters and the entire city, makes the scene painfully reminiscent to an atomic bomb blast; the characters screaming and (supposedly) vaporizing was another great bit of high quality animation (and also pure nightmare fuel to me).
tl;dr: this whole scene was so well-made that it almost felt like an animated 2D feature film to me. This show is gorgeous.
Gravity Falls is currently one of the finest examples (and best-looking cartoons) of western animation and possibly the best TvShow Disney has made in decades.