I want to share my experiences with someone and learn theirs. I have many interests. I don’t prefer small talk, but I can handle it. I like deep, meaningful conversation. I can get stressed out by my day to day life, which is seemingly everchanging. When that happens I like to dive into helping others. I’ve very open to questions. Also, I like to learn about new things constantly. No judgement on any form of religion/gender/sexuality/etc. I am interested in learning more about them though. As well as talking about existence, why we are here, if we are real, conspiracy theories, and all kinds of theories. Scientific or not. I’m a big fan of the stars. I would love to see more of the world. I love helping people when I can.
A person who wants someone they can trust to tell their problems to, and return the favor. Or someone who wants to share their life’s experiences to someone who will listen.
It’s time to take a look at the morning panel from Nashville, my tinhat firmly in place.
This panel was a lot of fun. Jared seemed extra silly and hyper and Jensen appeared to be in good spirits as well. There were some really noteworthy moments - here are a few of them I spotted!
(0:40) Jared suggests he wasn’t present at SNS, although some claimed he was. I wonder what the truth is? And if he was really there, why hide it? Perhaps the fans would be disappointed to know he was around, but hiding from the audience.
(0:55) Okay, I’m awake.
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(4:09) Jared breaks out with the Richard Marx again, playing “Right Here Waiting” while Jensen responds to a question…
(4:23) … and seems to be a little embarrassed by his romantic gesture.
(13:37) Jared didn’t hear the fan’s question due to providing her with background music, so he asks Jensen what she said. Is this a married couple thing? I think it’s a married couple thing.
(20:02) A fan asks which movie Jared and Jensen would like to place their families in (what?) and a fan tries to help Jensen with yelling “Ten Inch Hero.” Jared reacts with “Whoa, take it easy!” Protective, much? ;)
(29:58) Jensen has died and Jared soothingly slaps his… butt? Side? Crotch? I demand a better angle for this!
(29:59) Mm-m, mm-m, mmmm… Ooh la la, Jared! That just got real dirty real fast. Carry on with your wicked ways, sir!
(30:40) Jared has just faced a very emotional fan with a serious question about how to become happy and Jensen is ready with some water. It quickly turns into a joke about Jared not being able to catch bottles, but the sentiment is not lost on me (nor Jared, if I can read him right)
(31:16) Jared tells the fan how he cheers up on a bad day. Do I need to analyze this? You’re seeing this, right?
(31:35) Jensen can’t resist offering comfort to his boy. Of course they make it into a joke, but the sentiment doesn’t go anywhere. Aside the obvious, I think this is Jensen’s subtle way of showing that Jared has a hard time talking about these things. Notice how Jared leans into his hand slightly before putting up the front?
(33:18) Is this an “I’m okay, baby” butt slap? Jensen ends the panel very quickly after Jared has dealt with the question, marching off. If I may guess, he got angry with how once again someone put his boy in a tight spot and used him like a therapist. This has to end, people. Conventions should be fun for Jared as well!
Overall, I thought the panel was extremely enjoyable. The lads seemed to have a good time before the unfortunate anti-climax at the end. Some other interesting points in the panel:
(21:56) Jared praises Jensen’s performance as Dean.
(25:50) Jared jokingly celebrates the moment where he gets to kill his wife in season 4.
(32:15) Jensen corrects that Jared wasn’t listening to Hendrix at his one-man dance party, but Britney. (Were you there, Jensen, or just teasing?)
So, in a random fit of boredom, I give you this! Ask me a number and I’ll answer the corresponding question.
1. Why did you join Tumblr?
2. What does your URL mean?
3. Who (or what) is that in your image?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Favorite food?
6. Favorite hobby?
7. Favorite subject (school, degree, etc.)?
8. Favorite TV series?
9. Favorite animal (fictional and realistic)?
10. Favorite book (or series)?
11. Favorite videogame?
12. What are your life goals?
13. What “grinds your gears”?
14. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
15. If you could go back at any point in time for 5 minutes, what would you do?
16. What is a redeeming quality you have?
17. What is a flaw you have?
18. How do you prefer to dress?
19. How do you sexually identify?
20. What social media platform do you prefer or is easiest to contact you on?
21. Are there any other ways followers can get a hold of you?
22. How do you express your creativity (writing, drawing, voice acting, etc.)?
23. (This question only applies to muns with ocs.) Think of an original quote your character would say - what is the quote?
24. What do you like to do on rainy days?
25. Do you love your followers?
Send me an ask (anon or not) with any of these numbers!
Questions are getting answered one by one. Maybe not between the two of them. But at least us their supporters are getting the answers.
Doumeki has been thinking about it since the first time Yashiro mentioned it to him. “Why does he want me to quit?”
And we are also bothered by it.
Yashiro gave us an answer worth waiting for. “I wanted to let you go. I don’t want to let you go. I found you so cute. …I’m afraid of what it will do to me if I lose you…”
Yashiro asked maybe with real curiosity, or maybe with just casual indifference “If you’d met me when you were with the police, I wonder what you would have thought of me."
He didn’t believe Doumeki’s answer then.
We could also have asked ‘yeah would he have thought differently’…
But if ever there’s some who doubted were proven wrong. Because Doumeki indeed thought the same even when he was still a police. When he was called a cutie and saw who called him, Doumeki blushed, became shy, perhaps a little self-conscious because he was called by a beautiful person.
Doumeki asked the question "Why do you dress me like this Boss?”
Yashiro’s answer is the usual Yashiro.
But now knowing Yashiro in a deeper sense, and we got the answer from a different perspective
Doumeki, he wants you to remember. And save you from the clasp of his world.
Yashiro said he doesn’t know “love” and he is not capable of that. But the things he does for the people important to him is definitely telling of how strong, kind and beautiful he truly is. And if it isn’t love then what else is it?
Ink Droplets. Collect 10 of these in order to answer a question!
Chibis. Depending on how many correct answers you have, you will be awarded Academic Chibi Suitors.
QUIZ ANSWERS ARE UNDER CUT. I didn’t have the time to translate all of the questions and the answers, but they are probably going to be worded differently anyway. THIS IS NOT GUARANTEED TO BE 100% ACCURATE!! I am looking up more sites to check answers, but so far, two sites have the same selections and, since the answers won’t be posted until after it’s done, there is no true guarantee these are right until I find someone post something with the “right” answers, which I might not find.
1) Not only is this one of my favorite animated movies, it is one of my favorite movies period. I found it while scrolling through Cartoon Network or HBO Family or something and watched it every chance I could get. 12 year old me found it very edgy. The mild swearing, the cigars, the blasphemy, all of it was very enticing and that’s fed my love of the film since.
2) Elton John & Tim Rice, the songwriting duo behind The Lion King, re-teamed for this film and churned out a nice set of songs. But the strange thing is if you listen to the soundtrack most of the songs are recorded differently than how they appear in the film. The one exception I think is “Someday Out of the Blue” which plays during the end credits. Still, they songs add the fun and energetic flavor to the film. The opening song in particular, “El Dorado,” does a nice job of setting up the mythology we need to get the movie started in a very short amount of time.
3) If you’re a fan of voice over work, you’ll recognize Jim Cummings as Cortez.
Cummings is one of the most prolific and talented voice over artists out there. It would be impossible to list everything he’s done, but his most notable work has been as Darkwing Duck, Winnie the Pooh & Tigger too, Hondo on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars”, Razoul in Aladdin, and Ray the firefly in The Princess and the Frog. It’s fun knowing what he sounds like because not only do you hear him in Cortez, but you also pick up the random nameless characters he plays too with his different voices.
4) The heart of the film, the thing that makes it great: Miguel & Tulio.
The bromance between Miguel & Tulio is what makes this film work as well as it does, it’s what makes it fun! Kenneth Branagh and Kevin Kline voice the pair respectively, and their chemistry is off the charts. It doesn’t hurt that the pair actually got to record their performances with each other, a rarity in animation (although Pixar has done it with Monsters Inc for John Goodman and Billy Crystal).
Their relationship and roles are clear from the start, they balance each other out. Tulio is mildly selfish with a great hunger for gold and an ability to think things through. Miguel’s heart is bigger than their brain, being the dreamer/softie of the group (wanting the map to El Dorado, saving Altivo the horse when he almost drowns, etc.). And they play off each other beautifully.
5) 12 year old me was very fascinated with the slight profanities this film had.
Tulio [when he’s about to roll his dice]: “Come on baby, papa needs that crappy map.”
I thought crap was a real swear when I was twelve. I didn’t lose my innocence until thirteen.
The fight comes into play later in the film too, but is a showcase mainly for the wonderful banter between Miguel & Tulio and - therefore - the excellent writing of screenwriters of Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. These guys were my favorite screenwriters when I was twelve, and can you blame me? Their resume consisted of: Aladdin, The Mask of Zorro, Shrek, The Road to El Dorado, every Pirates of the Caribbean film, Treasure Planet, and both National Treasure films. They have a strong penchant for strong dialogue too. Consider the exchange above, and also this:
Miguel: “You fight like my sister.”
Tulio: “I’ve FOUGHT your sister! That’s a compliment!”
I love that.
7) According to IMDb:
The film shares several attributes of its namesake, the "Road” comedies made famous by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby during the 1940s (which helps explain anachronisms such as shared language, pop culture references and lack of historical accuracy).
I just thought that was a fun share.
8) God, I love the banter between these two.
[Tulio & Miguel jump into barrels of water in a chase scene but can’t escape because the barrels are being loaded onto a ship]
Tulio: “What’s happening here?”
Miguel: “We’re both in barrels. That’s the extent of my knowledge.”
9) Even the bad guys have great dialogue!
Cortes (upon discovering Miguel & Tulio on his ship): “My crew was as carefully chosen as the disciples of Christ.”
10) I’m just going to let you know now, so many of my notes here are just quotes from the film I love.
Miguel [giddily, after Cortes tell the pair they will be enslaved in Cuba for being stow aways]: “Alright! Cuba!”
11) For example, another quote:
Miguel: Yes, that’s it Altivo. Find the pry bar!
Tulio: Yes, “find the pry bar”. He doesn’t understand “pry bar”! He’s a dumb horse, there’s no way he could understand…
[Altivo drops keys into the brig]
Tulio: Well… it’s NOTa pry bar.
12) The Trail We Blaze
Animated films are usually short so as to be not too time consuming. It can take years to make 80 minutes of animation. This film has a nice device of compacting what could be very long scenes into neat little montages with the use of a song. We still get Tulio & Miguel’s fun journey through the jungles to find El Dorado, but it’s done in three and a half minutes to a fun Elton John tune. It keep the energy, the adventure, but doesn’t waste the time of the animators or the audience.
13) Immediately Tulio and Chel have great chemistry as they play “pass the golden idol” together!
Immediately upon entering the city the audience is filled with a sense of wonder, achieved through gorgeous animation and also Hans Zimmer’s subtle music which adds for extra bone tingling. You marvel at it with Tulio and Miguel, and you understand how it is such a mythical place.
15) Edward James Olmos does some great voice over work as Chief Tannabok.
I’ve never seen “Battlestar Galactica” so I am mostly familiar with Olmos from his work in Blade Runner, Stand & Deliver, and even “Agents of SHIELD”. I think he shows off a nice amount of range with this addition to his resume. Chief Tannabok is not an angry man. He is kind, soft, gentle, patient, but also you can tell that he’s kinda sad. You don’t HEAR Olmos, you hear the chief and that makes him an excellent addition to the cast.
16) And of course our big bad, Tzekel-Kan
Tzekel-Kan is the opposite of Chief Tannabok. He is angry, an overlord of sorts. He wants blood because he believes it is what’s needed. He believes people are wicked and evil just for enjoying life and being kind, and it is his righteous duty to smite them. He pisses me off way more now than he did when I was twelve.
17) This whole bit with the volcano! Miguel goes too far and says that the gods should not be questioned or else they will be forced to release their awful wrath…but Tzekel-Kan wants to see that. Only they’re not gods! So he and Tulio turn away to try and figure it out and we get this…
There’s an old addage in writing: “A coincidence to get a character out of trouble is lazy.” However in this case I’m 100% okay with that because it’s just funny as hell.
18) How many of us have used this GIF?
Chel is a nice way of making the duo a trio. Voiced wonderfully by Rosie Perez, she is just as crafty and cunning as Tulio (if not more so) but also understand Miguel’s sense of adventure. The pair balance each other out already, bit if Miguel acts too dreamer-y or Tulio is too gold hungry they throw each other out of whack (as this film shows). Chel helps stabilize them by film’s end and is a lot of fun to watch. Also, bonus points for being an animated female character with a body that is physically possible.
Chel [on why she wants a life of adventure]: “You’ve got your reasons…and I’ve got mine. Let’s not make this personal, okay?”
WHAT ARE HER REASONS!?!? WE NEVER LEARN!!! I MUST KNOW!!!
21) So Chel needs to prove to Tulio and Miguel she’s a good con artist…
[Chel shows the pair the dice she stole from Tulio]
Tulio: “How did you get those?”
Miguel: “Where was she keeping them?”
I’m with Miguel, that’s the more important question.
22) Oh Miguel…
23) It’s Tough to be a God.
The only time this film is a traditional musical (ie: the characters themselves break into song & dance), and considering Kevin Kline’s and Kenneth Branagh’s singing here that might not be the worst thing. The interesting thing is that their version doesn’t even appear on the soundtrack. Instead we get a duet with Elton John and Randy Newman.
24) I need to remember this excuse.
Tulio [trying to convince Tzekel-Kan not to make a human sacrifice to the gods/them]: “The stars are not in position for this tribute.”
Miguel: “Like he said…”
(GIF source unknown [if this is your GIF please let me know].)
25) I don’t identify totally with Miguel or totally with Tulio, but with parts of them. Like I identify with Tulio being kind of the dreamer who thinks things are possible, but this is a very me thing to say:
Tulio [after Miguel tells him he worries too much]: “No, I worry just the right amount! You can never worry too much!”
Same, Tulio. Same.
26) Remember how I said this movie was edgy to 12 year old me. Well it features a scene where Chel tries to seduce Tulio. Like, more than wanting a kiss. But like she shows off her shoulders for a back massage, they’re later found on the ground together all disheveled, it’s not even very subtle when you know what’s going on. Twelve year old me was very innocent.
27) I love their banter.
Miguel [when he and Tulio end up in a big arena to play ball for the locals]: “Well don’t blame me!”
(GIF source unknown [if this is your GIF please let me know].)
28) The ball game is a lot of fun to watch, if for no other reason then Chel on the sidelines.
Chel: “Foul! That was a foul!”
And then it’s her idea to use the armadillo as a ball replacement to cheat.
29) So earlier in the film we got this line from Miguel:
(GIF source unknown [if this is your GIF please let me know].)
And then later in the film Miguel tries to convince Chief Tannabok that the boat they are using to leave isn’t good enough (because Miguel wants to stay) when in fact it’s perfect. When Miguel admits his mistake, we got this line from the chief.
Chief: “Hey, to err is human.”
Miguel goes to get in the boat, but then he looks over his shoulder at the chief and the chief looks at him knowingly. And they don’t say anything else about it.
I love that. I love that the chief isn’t an idiot, but he knows. He knows and he knows it’s good for his people and he knows Miguel is a good guy and…I just love it!
30) I love little things like this.
[A giant stone jaguar, controlled by Tzekel-Kan, attacks the city. It grabs a warrior, ruffs him up A LOT, then lets him fall to the ground.]
Warrior [patting himself down]: “I’m okay!!!”
[Jaguar steps on warrior]
Warrior [from under Jaguar’s foot]: “I’m still okay!”
31) Remember how I talked about Chekov’s Fake Fight?
Tzekel-Kan [when he was Miguel & Tulio cornered]: “I know what you are and I know what you are not. And you are not GODS!”
Tulio [after a beat]: “Y-you’re not a god!?”
The pair then continue to have a very real argument where they say some pretty cold things to each other…
Tulio: “You’re buying your own con!”
Miguel: “At least I’m not DATING mine!”
But it has the same effect. Tzekel-Kan is distracted, enjoying their fighting, and the audience is as surprised as he is when the pair work in sync again and punch the guy out. It’s a nice way of playing the scene out.
32) Friends Never Say Goodbye. A very sad song that plays when it seems like Tulio and Miguel are going to take separate paths in life and are really mad at each other. It actually has some nice truths to it, and again is slightly different on the soundtrack. Elton John is backed up by the Backstreet Boys for the song on the album. I hope that didn’t ruin it for some of you.
33) The film ends with the citizens of El Dorado crashing a pillar into their gate so as to keep Cortes from finding the city, only it is falling too soon. So Chief Tannabok grabs some of the ropes and holds it back for a while. And this is probably REALLY mean of me and I apologize in advance but I just thought of this:
I’m so sorry.
34) According to IMDb:
A series of sequels featuring Miguel, Tulio, Chel, Altivo and even the armadillo going after other legends about gold was planned, similar to the Shrek (2001) series, but following the disappointing box-office results they were immediately canceled.
While that would’ve been interesting I’m kinda glad this film just stands on its own. It’s a nice little gem that way.
I love this film, and think a lot of people out there will too. People don’t really talk about it these days except to talk about how no one talks about it. It’s a nice variation from standard Disney fare, the music is great, freaking Miguel & Tulio are just awesome, and it is just such an enjoyable/adventure filled film. I think you should all watch it now! It’s on Netflix if you have it. So go. Go follow that trail! (Too easy?)
i don’t normally do these but i was tagged by @love-war-and-figs in this thing and i love their blog and they’re a sweetheart so here we go (p.s. they tagged me in this like last week but i’m lazy, so it’s happening now sorry)
Relationship status: the most single person alive
Favorite color: teal? maroon? black? we don’t know
Lipstick or chapstick: both, but i’m a sucker for a good matte nude lip
Last song I listened to: Lana Del Rey’s new song “Lust for Life”
Last movie I watched: Moonlight
Top 3 fictional characters: Chuuya from BSD is currently the loml, Missandei from game of thrones, and probably Toph from atla (i do have to shoutout to my boys from tsoa tho, they have a special place in my heart)
Top 3 ships: Patrochilles, Klance, Viktuuri, Soukoku (i’m 103% trash and you’re allowed to hate me for it tbh, also i know it’s supposed to only be 3 but how can i leave out any one of these???)
Books I’m currently reading: just finished “Rule of the Bone” which was a wild ride, and am currently reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
i’m supposed to tag 9 mutuals to also do this but i only know like 2 people so whoever sees this and feels the urge to expose themselves go ahead (tho @luzrovruley@mothmeats and @orihharas should all do it tbh). again thanks to @love-war-and-figs for tagging me, this was a soul-searching experience
23) Who thinks they are not good enough for the others love? And who’s more afraid of losing the other? Who thinks they keep messing up, only for the other to tell them they don’t need to worry?
I thing these questions have different answers.
Who thinks they are not good enough for the other’s love? and who’s more afraid of losing the other?
Because of his past, Leonard always thought of how he will never be good enough for Sara. He has always doubled himself from the very beginning. He thought that maybe, because of his troubled past, he’ll just end up hurting her. He is afraid of losing her, too. He’s afraid that there might come a time when he’ll wake up without her beside him and will all her clothes gone. That never happened.
Who thinks they keep messing up, only for the other to tell them they don’t need to worry?
Despite Leonard being the one who constantly needs reassuring that he’s good enough for her, it is Sara who is always wary about them being together. She thought that she already messed up a lot of things in her life and she absolutely doesn’t want her relationship with Leonard to become part of the mess, too. She’d always ask him if he’s bored with her, or if he wants her to change anything, all because of her fear of messing up the one good thing in her life right now. Leonard would always be there to tell her that he’ll never be bored with her and that there’s nothing to change about her or their relationship. They’re just perfect. And Sara believes him.
I wish I still lost weight on this shit. Instead I’m over here like
“Let’s do a hot rail”
-ten minutes later I’m like “ok so who’s down for some McDonald’s, I’m starving”
Got the this newbie bitch who hasn’t ate in 96 days, whispering ..is she a cop, did she even do that hot rail, did she fake doing it? You no I’ve read about that. , how is she hungry, there no way she can be hungry?!!OMG did you hear that? What was that? Did you hear that noise? I think someone is watching me. Yep definitely someone watching me.
This bitch done asked 23 questions in a minute and a half.
Logan had adminatium grafted to his bones when he was a fully fledged adult. Adimantium, as the strongest metal in that ‘verse is not very maliable. So what’s going to happen to Laura as she grows older?