Regina tries to not stay late at the office on weekdays when Henry is with her. Henry has school on weekdays, which means he has homework, and though her son is brilliant, he still struggles with his math. He’s a freshman in highschool now, and Algebra is… stressful. And he’s all teenager hormones, so easily frustrated and angered, and when she tells him it’s okay, he’ll get it, he’s a very intelligent — he interrupts, says, “I know I’m a bright young man, Mom, but this makes me feel stupid.” And no amount of her carefully crafted pep talks stolen from Snow White herself seem to work, can’t bolster his spirits enough to defeat the beast of Algebra.
It hurts to know her baby is struggling so much, but nothing seems to help. And it’s getting worse as the year goes on, no matter how she tries to help teach it to him. The fact is, Regina’s not a great student as much as she loves to learn, nor is she the best teacher. And Henry is too much like her, or too much like Emma, and they… clash over this as frustrations rise. To put it mildly.
She thinks it’s time to put him in tutoring, but he’s resistant to that idea. Regina gets it; it feels like admitting defeat. Admitting it’s something he can’t do on his own.
He’s his mother’s child.
So instead, she tries to get home as early as she can so they can have dinner and then do his homework together. His math homework, anyway, as he easily goes through all his other assignments.
I didn’t want to be in love with you. I didn’t want to believe in love at all. It’s never happened to me before. And to be perfectly frank, I’m still not entirely happy about the whole thing. I think it’s going to be exhausting.
HTTYD 2: VALKA IS EVEN MORE EPIC THAN YOU MIGHT HAVE REALISED
Okay so I was watching tons of HTTYD 2 trailers and clips for reference for my Valka armour cosplay I’m working on. We all know Valka rides Cloudjumper while standing, right? Yeah, cause she’s super awesome. Well I came across one trailer that had a quick shot of the huge battle at Valka’s dragon sanctuary. I noticed Cloudjumper barrel rolls at one point and thought “oh hey Valka actually has to sit down and brace herself and ride normally”.
BUT NO GUYS
SHE DOESN’T BRACE HERSELF WHILE HER DRAGON SPINS UPSIDE DOWN
WANNA KNOW WHAT SHE DOES DO?
SHE RUNS ALONG CLOUDJUMPER’S NECK IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION HE’S SPINNING UNTIL HE LEVELS OUT
That means she knows just how fast to run to make sure she stays upright and onboard and Cloudjumper knows exactly how to turn so she doesn’t fall off and just THE FACT THAT THEY TRUST EACH OTHER ENOUGH TO DO STUFF LIKE THIS DURING A HIGH-SPEED BATTLE. I know they’ve had 20 years and all but still, jeeeeez Valka is a DRAGON MASTER.
Like this is only 2 seconds of the movie but it makes her 10 times more epic than she already was. :D
THE DANCE OF DRAGONS for the Game of Thrones: Season 5 blu-ray
Last year I had the opportunity to work on an animated featurette for Game of Thrones!
The Dance of Dragons is a 20 minutes animation based on G.R.R. Martin’s novella The Princess and the Queen, which takes place 200 years before the events in Game of Thrones. It tells the story of the struggle in which Targaryen turned against Targaryen, resulting in civil war and destroying most of their dragons in the process.
In addition to being in the blu-ray, it was shown at a few events in the run-up to the season 6 premiere. Pretty much a dream project, thanks to the people at Buddha Jones + LAssociates - particularly the producer Adam Vadnais.
“I am well versed in the politics of the Orlesian Empire, I know every member of the Imperial court personally, I have all the resources remaining to the Circle at my disposal, and I’m a mage of no small talent. Will that do?”