re interpretation

anonymous asked:

In case you still take drabble requests - I know you don't see them as a romantic ship, but could I get some sweet Banglo? Maybe Junhong visiting Bang after they haven't seen each other in a while? (Also I just LOVE your writing so much, thank you for blessing us all with it <33)

Oh, don’t worry. Like I’ve said before: you’re free to interpret my drabbles in whatever way you want. I do try to write so it’ll work both romantically and platonically. (There are exceptions, of course. Like all Bangdae prompts.)

And either way I looove Banglo, so I’ll gladly do this one <3

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Sometimes, between a project and the next, the members don’t see each other for a couple days. Himchan, Jongup and Youngjae do, obviously, and Junhong has started coming over to their place more often. Daehyun likes to spend some time alone whenever he has the chance, seemingly disappearing from the face of the Earth for a few days. The leader even more so.

It used to make Junhong sad, when Yongguk first moved out of their dorm. But that was before he realized there wouldn’t be much of a difference. Yongguk had spent days and nights at the studio, even when he lived with them. He’s never said it out loud, but Junhong understands now that he needed to get away. That he needed the space. It’s better now, when he’s got a place to call home where he can recharge before seeing them all again. Junhong knows their leader is happier now than he’s been in years.

Still, that doesn’t mean Junhong doesn’t wish he could see Yongguk more often. Doesn’t mean he didn’t make a little dance of joy when Yongguk sent him a text to ask him to come over earlier.

They’re sitting on the floor now, in the middle of the leader’s living room. Music is playing from the record player in the corner. A half-full bottle of whiskey is placed between them, surrounded by scattered papers of different origin, filled with words written with a dozen different pencils.

“You know I meant it, right?” Junhong mumbles suddenly, his voice a slight drawl from the alcohol. Yongguk glances up, meeting his eyes curiously. His hair is a mess. It always is, when he’s not trying. “When I said I wish you’d invite us over more often. Me, more often.”

Something softens in Yongguk’s eyes, and he looks down into his glass.

“I know,” he rumbles.

Junhong makes a noise, because he hadn’t meant to make Yongguk feel guilty. He tries to give Yongguk’s arm a reassuring pat, but it turns into some awkward petting instead. The leader looks back up, amusement playing over his face. Junhong supposes that’s a win, anyway.

“I like it best when it’s with you,” Junhong mumbles, frowning in concentration. But even then, he’s not entirely sure what he’s saying. “Like. Everything.”

Yongguk laughs then, a wheezy and heartwarming sound filling the apartment, and Junhong grins. Because he loves that sound.

“I like it best with you, too,” Yongguk counters, smiling.

I honestly adore the fact that Kaneki’s companions are people that he had once been in life-or-death fights against. It’s incredible that they’ve all found a common ground and respect for Kaneki as their King. Also, I love the implication that Kaneki’s got such a close and trusting relationship with Ayato that they can wordlessly communicate. Probably of all of this group he trusts Ayato the most, which - to me - reads as “I love Hinami like a daughter and you are her boyfriend so I trust you” and vice versa “You were good to my sister even when I wasn’t, and you’re someone Hinami cares about so I trust you”. I mean, what else do they really have on a basal emotional level rather than the grand scheme of “we want to live safely as ghouls”? They met back up saving Hinami and she’s kind of what’s holding their group together.

“Have you *ever* been shopping before, Carl?”

Carl the Animator: “…um… what’s this a setup for?”

Ted the Animator: “Have you ever seen a shopping cart before, Carl?”

Carl the Animator: “…yes?”

Ted the Animator: “Evidentially not.”

Carl the Animator: “You’re exaggerating, it’s not that weird.”

Ted the Animator: “Yes. YES IT IS.”

Carl the Animator: “Ok, so, I might have artistic license’d myself up a stylistic re-interpretation of a shopping cart.”

Ted the Animator: “The rest of the movie doesn’t look like that!”

Carl the Animator: “Immersion, Ted. Immersion.”

Ted the Animator: “It looks like how an alien would draw a shopping cart if it spied on a Walmart through its little space telescope, and then got drunk and tried to re-create it from memory a week later.”

Carl the Animator: “…I’d watch a movie about that, actually.”

What to do when you feel a reading is wrong

Hi everyone! I’ve noticed a bit of negativity floating around the divination community. And I wanted to make a quick post addressing it!

What happens when you request a tarot/energy/rune/oracle reading (especially a free one) and you feel like the reader got it wrong. That’s ok! It happens! But what’s important is how you respond to this! Most readers like myself ask for feedback so we know what we’re doing right but especially what we are doing wrong! So here’s a little how to guide on how to let a reader know that their reading didn’t meet your expectations without being rude!

1. Say thank you- even if you feel the reading was completely bogus say thanks! The reader used their time and energy to deliver a reading to you. They don’t have to offer these services but they do and you, whether you realize it or not, benefitted from this reading. Even if it’s wrong at least you are now certain what is not going on!

2. Express that you thought the reading wasn’t interpreted correctly in a KIND manner. Saying something like “your reading for me was dead wrong” isn’t helpful and is rude to your reader. Instead begin your feedback in a different way perhaps like “thank you for the reading! I wanted to leave some feedback as not everything you stated resonated with me”.

3. Back up your statement- we ask for feedback/constructive criticism! If you say we’re wrong but don’t say why you feel that way how are we supposed to learn? Readers make mistakes, we’re human! But we can’t learn if you rudely tell us were wrong but won’t support your claim.

4. Acknowledge potential error on your end- Was your question super vague? Is this a question you didn’t want the answer to? It’s possible you’re blocking yourself from accepting the full meaning of the reading. Make sure you analyze that as well.

5. Don’t have an attitude- I know it’s disappointing when you receive a reading that doesn’t resonate. You ask yourself “what the heck is this reader doing, this can’t be right”. You might be angry or upset to hear something negative. Try to keep that to yourself. If you can’t, it’s best not to leave feedback! Diviner are people who work hard at what they do. It can be really discouraging to get overly harsh negative words about our work.

If you express yourself correctly the diviner may be willing to revisit your reading and re-interpret it in light of the new info you provided. Like I said we’re human. I know that if I get info that might change things I give a reinterpretation of the reading. However,the reader may stick to their original reading as they may be picking up on something you can’t quite sense. Sometimes readings take a while to make sense or as mentioned you’re blocked to the message. Meditate on it and decide for yourself if you’re gonna accept this reading or let it go. If you get a negative reading and you don’t like it you don’t need to accept that as your final outcome. The future is malleable and you are in charge of it. Readings are never 100% accurate or set in stone. You can always make the change you are hoping for!

That’s all! I hope this helps! Remember to be kind to your diviners!

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So this is really my top gripe about anime at the moment, so succinctly summed up by an episode in the show Shirobako. So many times you will see a decent character “moe-ified”, that is, given a heavily amplified kawaii/tsundere/kuudere/nadeshiko/whatever type of personality, and then given awkward proportions in order to fanservice the audience. Cuteness and male-gazeworthy proportions trump everything else. Do the folks in that industry not realize just how derivative it all is when female characters in every show start looking the same?

Last year world famous director Hayao Miyazaki gave an interview in which he said that the anime industry was declining in quality due to it being full of otaku who didn’t observe real people. He also said that the content creators entrenched themselves in the tropes they were used to instead of observing real people. I happen to agree with him. It’s becoming more and more amplified as the characters get less and less relatable. Everyone seems like a carbon copy of each other. And women are represented worse than ever in a lot of these shows, which is highly disappointing. In a lot of ways, with a few exceptions like Fullmetal Alchemist, women in 90s anime were treated far better than their contemporary counterparts. They were far more realistic. Watch an anime like Blue Seed and then compare it to any anime that’s on air today and the difference is noticable.

A new concern of mine that I’m noticing is starting to creep into modern anime more and more is production teams re-interpreting characters and relationships from the original work and showing favoratism in certain areas while bashing others. For example, I just finished watching The Devil is a Part-Timer and I found the Emilia character really interesting. When I did some research into the series, I discovered that the anime director of the series liked another moe female character named Chiho more, so he played Chiho up in the anime and put down Emilia by purposly exaggerated Emilia’s negative qualities. Chiho was featured prominantly throughout the show and was pretty much exclusively featured in the ending credits. I didn’t mind Chiho as a character but I wasn’t intrigued at all by her like I was with Emilia. The director cranked Emilia’s tsundere-ness up to 11 in order to make her less appealing, and although Emilia a main character in the light novels, she was more or less demoted down to an extra in the anime. If you read the translated light novels of The Devil is a Part-Timer, it becomes apparent that Emilia is a lot more subdued and far more likable. She’s still a tsundere but she’s not her anime counterpart. It’s stuff like this that annoys me. When character bias creeps in the story loses. And I’m seeing it a lot more than I used to in anime, which is so disappointing because it means you’re not getting a good adaptation of the source material. I’m not saying that anime has to be 100% true to the source material but I am asking that today’s content creators try to keep their personal biases out of the story. It hurts the message when it becomes super apparent that the storytellers don’t like certain characters or a certain pairings.

I love anime, but lately I have found myself becoming increasingly frustrated with it. After awhile I get bored seeing the exact same tropes played out again and again ad nauseum across the different genres. They need to shake it up and stop pandering to the lowest common denominator. This is what makes series like Attack on Titan and Fullmetal Alchemist so captivating; in the anime world they’re very unique and the characters are far more multidminensional and realistic.

anonymous asked:

can you explain to me why rylo (omg is that the right ship?) anyways kylo ren and rey, are in a abusive relationship? (i just didn’t get it much) if you want of course and if im not bothering youd djdj

hey anon! it would be my pleasure! prepare for a reylo diss-track!

  • so, first up in tfa, kylo is quite literally hunting rey. at this point he sees her as little more than an animal. their first interaction is him chasing her through a forest (reinforcing the hunter/prey metaphor) with the express intent of torturing her for information. in this scene he uses the force to paralyze her and knock her unconscious, basically removing her ability to fight and agency
  • in the following scene we see he has strapped rey to a chair (again, removing her ability to fight him off. To quote directly from this article, The moment where he uses the Force to enter her mind could be re-interpreted as sexual, but its reality lies in a more insidious parallel – rape. It is a blatant misuse of his power and invasion of Rey’s autonomy that hardly signals a budding romance, but it’s also the kind of trope that genre fiction, particularly science-fiction and fantasy, has grappled with for a long time.”
  • kylo murders han and then proceeds to chase finn and rey to claim luke’s lightsaber. in this pursuit he throws rey against a tree and knocks her unconscious, adding to the list of things he has done to deliberately physically harm her. in the fight that follows he is literally trying to kill her and it is only because the earth splits and separates them that the fight stops
  • in tlj, while kylo may up his pretense game a little, his abusive treatment of rey is still apparent. the first thing he says to her when their minds are linked by the force is that she is not strong enough to open the link, essentially taunting her that she’s weak. in these mind conversations, the majority of his contributions amount to a mixture of thinly veiled insults and gas-lighting i.e. “you already know everything about me, don’t you?” like he deliberately says things that will make rey doubt herself. this is not what you do when you genuinely care for someone.
  • kylo exploits the doubt and weakness that HE deliberately created in rey to bait her into coming to meet him. when she arrives, he puts her in cuffs (again removing her autonomy) and takes her to snoke. 
  •  snoke TORTURES rey in front of kylo and he does NOTHING, HE ONLY KILLS SNOKE AFTER HE STOPPED TORTURING REY SO REY WOULD PERCEIVE HIM AS HER SAVIOR AND FIGHT AT HIS SIDE, NOT BECAUSE HE GENUINELY WANTED HER TO BE OKAY, but reylo shippers are gonna love pointing to rey and kylo fighting together as if kylo EVER percieved her as an equal and not someone to manipulate
  • AFTER kylo and rey kill all snoke’s goons, kylo shows his true colors and refuses to help rey save the rebels. when rey rejects his offer to rule at her side, he forces her to reconcile with the fact her parents abandoned her and says “you are nothing to no one except to me” THIS IS CLASSIC ABUSER TACTICS IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE IN YOUR LIFE THAT SAYS ANYTHING LIKE THIS TO YOU - RUN! THIS IS TEXTBOOK GASLIGHTING AND ABUSE! ABUSERS WANT YOU TO FEEL WORTHLESS BECAUSE ITS EASIER TO CONTROL YOU. Rey is so loved by finn, luke, leia, han and kylo knows that but he’s attempting to make her doubt her objective reality so she will stay with him. THIS. IS. ABUSE.
  • rey knocks him out, leaves and when he comes to he frames her for a murder he committed in order to justify a full assault on the rebels in which he aims to wipe them and rey out.
  • it really disturbs me so many young people romanticize behavior that is clearly aggressive and abusive. as women we are conditioned to romantisize all behaviour men exhibit i.e. “he hits me because he loves me.” is a common sentiment shared by women effected by domestic violence. reylo isn’t meant to be framed in a romantic context. kylo is evil. there is nothing we have learnt about him that has revealed otherwise. yet people desperately want to believe rey is nothing less than a plot device to make him Good. I think its best summed up in the article linked above but here’s another quote:
  • Large swaths of romantic narratives, especially those aimed at young adult audiences, thrive on the “bad boy” motif that positions a misunderstood loner as the heroic ideal, with its inherent appeal lying in the attractiveness of such negative qualities. Aggression is sexy, invasion of autonomy a side-effect of a conflicted mind, and a tragic back-story something to be fixed with the right person to love you. It’s hard to separate those patriarchal norms from the ways in which the Kylo-Rey relationship has become increasingly fetishised.

hope this helps, anon!

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Lesley Sharp:
“When Sky is copying people’s speech patterns, we both had to learn the square root of pi to two or three dozen decimal places, but it was almost impossible to keep up with David.  His speech pattern, the rate at which he speaks, is phenomenally fast.  Really, really quick.  He learns pages and pages and pages.  And the rate at which he speaks is the rate at which he thinks.  Russell explained to me that David’s Doctor has a lot to say, because that’s David.  He’s so bright.  Isn’t that brilliant though?  The things that Russell thinks about and then re-interprets - I think they’re both amazing.”
        – from DWM #397


From the Midnight DVD Commentary (with David Tennant, Russell T. Davies, and director Alice Troughton):
David Tennant: We did rehearse the pi-number quite a lot…
Russell T. Davies: I remember you learning that the day after you got the script!  
DT: Yeah, I just thought, “Oh, I see…”
RTD:  You walked into the Sontaran read-though and just rattled off the square root of pi!
DT:  I got the script the night before, and thought, “He’s given me the square root of pi to 30 decimal places…  I’m gonna show him.”
RTD & Alice Troughton:  [big laugh]
DT: …and I got up early, and learnt it over breakfast
RTD: And it was brilliant!

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Spectacular Spider-man + Ultimate Spider-man: Re-interpreting Peter Parker

In preparation for the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-man animated series, let’s take a look at the two previous Spider-man cartoons, The Spectacular Spider-man and Ultimate Spider-man. What makes them stand out from each other? What are their characters like? And most importantly, what do they have to say about Spider-man himself? 

Interpreters re: Trump

“[Trump] rarely speaks logically, and he only emphasizes one side of things as if it were the absolute truth. There are lots of moments when I suspected his assertions were factually dubious… He is so overconfident and yet so logically unconvincing that my interpreter friends and I often joke that if we translated his words as they are, we would end up making ourselves sound stupid.”

– Japanese Interpreter Chikako Tsuruta

“You realize, at that moment, that you have written something very unpleasant to read. Trump’s vocabulary is limited, his syntax is broken; he repeats the same phrases over and over, forcing the translator to follow suit. The translator has to translate the content and the style. So that is what I do, and reading Trump in French, which is a very structured and logical language, reveals the poor quality of his language and, consequently, of his thought.”

– French Interpreter Bérengère Viennot

via HuffPo

honestly i’m not sure that there’s anything that bothers me More re: fandom’s fucked up interpretations of tony,,, than people seeing im2 and going “lmao wow look at that irresponsible tony stark this is clearly his constant usual manbaby behaviour he sure does love attention and the spotlight and being dramatic what an egotistical asshole”

im2,,,iron man the second,,,,,the sequel to im1,,,,,a film about tony dying slowly and very painfully, as a result of a Really Horrible Traumatic Thing that was done to him without his consent by terrorists in a cave While He Was Awake. the movie where he’s hiding how bad things are and pushing his friends away so that it doesn’t hurt them as much when he inevitably dies after they’ve Just Gotten Him Back from afghanistan. that movie? that’s the one that shows how Immature And Self-Centred He Is that’s the one holy shit are you Sure

like…….. people see tony up on stage, and talk about how much he Loves The Spotlight, and then mentally erase that he goes to check how close he is to death immediately after that. he’s giving all of his shit away, throwing himself into dangerous situations, trying to get things in order for when he isn’t around anymore, and is Visibly Miserable And In Pain and people are sTILL,,,POINTING TO IM2,,AS BEING CANON REGULAR NORMAL TONY STARK BEHAVIOUR THAT SHOWS HOW AWFUL HE IS 

like are you sURE are you sURE FRIEND are you SURE that if you survived un-anesthetized experimental surgery in a cave and 3 months of torture and walking through the desert for god knows how long after fighting your way out AND your family member paralyzing you and trying to kill you in your own home and then trying to kill you Again AND THEN you found out you were GOING TO DIE ANYWAY, Very Very Slowly, and there was Nothing You Could Do About It, you would be on the best behaviour of your entire life and would be entirely mature and rational and non-self-destructive the entire goddamn time

concept: cut tony stark some slack holy s h i t

PSA to new fans

PSA for new fans who are wondering about why some people are hating on bbc Sherlock.

Don’t worry, the fandom is not “dead”. There’s still plenty of us who love the show and loves s4, despite what the bitter people say.

This outcry by some fans will always happen every time new materials appear. With every new canon, there’s always gonna be someone to diss it and say the new canon is “wrong” or “ooc”. That’s because within the 2-3 year of hiatus, fans indulge themselves in fan creation and fan theories and they’ve already subconsciously decided what they want to see in the new episodes, or they’ve subconsciously dictated what the characters are allowed or not allowed to do, based on how the characters are re-interpreted in fanfics. But reality is, interpretations are open ended, and often what appears in the new material might be different from what the fans believe was their “correct” interpretation.

This happened when s3 first aired as well. Some people quit the fandom because they thought “it was too much of a drama soap”, they said Sherlock’s character in s3 was ooc, they said tsot is “not a bbc Sherlock episode”, they say moftiss is going too far, they say the resolution and reunion of the fall was not ‘dramatic’ or 'johnlock’ enough, and the list goes on.

This always happens. And not just to bbc Sherlock. Any tv show or movie or game or anything, when new material comes out there is ALWAYS people who hates it and quits.

But there is always new fans coming in too. So by no means is the fandom getting smaller. There’s still plenty of us who loves the show as much as you do :)

litany.

hymnals.

you weren’t raised a catholic boy but the words hold weight in your mouth every time you see him; like you’d get on your knees for him if he asked, or dye your brown hair blonde if he said it looked better that way, or sit in church and hold your tongue if he was sat beside you.

you weren’t raised a catholic boy but something about his love doesn’t feel right, and not because it’s a him, but because it’s him. dark hair, wide, stretched smile, his voice in your ear, his hands on your skin like nothing else you’ve ever felt before.

god, you weren’t raised a catholic boy but he kisses you and gets close, and something about his skin on yours feels like a miracle. like, this shouldn’t be happening but he’s warm and close, and you’ve never been the type to deny yourself this simple pleasure.

repeat his words like litany, dig them into your skin with your fingernails, sing them like hymnals. do all that for him, not because he asked, but because he’s staring at you and you love him. not for it, but it’s a pretty good reason. you love him because he saves your life too many times to count, and his body feels right with yours, and he laughs and your stomach feels hollow.

you weren’t raised a catholic boy but you know an angel when you see it, and he isn’t one. you weren’t raised a catholic boy but you know something dangerous and impossible when you see it, and he is both those things. think about him laughing last time you got hurt, and him throwing that grenade into a building he knew you were still in, and love him anyway.

you weren’t raised a catholic boy, but this feels like a sin.

– you’ve known him for five minutes, but he still feels more familiar than god.

Sound of your Heart

Could I please request a Shawn Mendes imagine with a deaf or hard-of-hearing reader? Maybe he could have her feel his guitar while he strums or something? Or his chest as he sings?

So this went from being a little blurb to being a oneshot to being a potential short fic. Wow, this has me feeling some sort of way because it’s a very personal character.


The first time you meet Shawn is at a meet and greet. During the Q&A you stand very close to the small stage he is sitting on and you can’t help but smile while he talks. See, while you had prime seating, you couldn’t look at him for very long. Your best friend, and interpreter was stood just in front of you, signing each question that the other girls in the crowd asked. She would also sign everything Shawn said in case you missed it.


You were born with a birth defect in both ears, resulting in a severe loss of hearing over the course of your youth. By the time you were twelve years old, you had just about completely lost hearing in your right ear and you can hear well enough out of the left, but you have troubles with lower tones. When you’re in a crowd or around several people talking at once, it’s hard to focus and really decipher what people are trying to say to you. From a young age you learned to sign and your best friend, Mamie, learned as well.


Shawn points at a girl near you and his gaze lingers on you while you focus on Mamie signing the question to you. You notice Shawn’s eyes on you when you glance away for just a second, and you miss the rest of the question, but you don’t care. Shawn was staring at you with a look of pure curiosity, intrigue, rapt attention. He misses the question too. The girl repeats it but you never bother to look at Mamie for a re-interpretation.

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evan: connor loved trees

alana: connor was oBSESSED with trees. he and evan used to spend hours together sitting at the orchard, looking at the trees, being with the trees, sharing fun facts they knew about the trees.

i feel like this represents exactly the process of canon information being taken and re interpreted by fandom