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Angel Of Death

Inspired by that scene in the Devil’s Share where Reese talks with a military instructor, one of my favourite film shots, ever.

I took a long time to find a suitable reference picture and shape it the way I wanted to but I’m happy with the result. I’m interested to hear your thoughts on it as well.

Paint Tool SAI, a million layers in overlay mode and Photoshop.

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On Starting Law School & Elle Woods

In Legally Blonde, Elle says the famous words, “what, like it’s hard?”

Originally posted by duchessofostergotlands

It’s become some sort of a mantra for female students applying to and starting law school. As kickass as this moment was in the movie, however, there’s something very important to note here.

She says these words in reference to getting into law school, not actually attending law school, which, as you recall, she immediately struggles with.

Originally posted by queenc-x

Getting into law school is deceptively simple. There are no prerequisites. Elle’s undergrad had nothing to do with law, or anything even in the humanities. Her focus was in fashion.

Originally posted by snixxlixx

All it takes to get into a law school is to have gone through undergrad and to have taken the LSAT. There is no “passing” score on the LSAT, and you will be able to find a law school that accepts you somewhere in the USA if you have taken it at all. It won’t be a good law school, but it will be a law school.

Getting into a good law school, like Harvard, requires a good GPA and LSAT score. If you have a 3.9 GPA and 175+ LSAT, you’re almost guaranteed to get into Harvard Law. 

I will not downplay what an impressive feat this is, but you still need to realize that both a high undergrad GPA and a high LSAT score are things that to some, come easily. We all know those kids in college who got straight A’s without trying, and kids who did well on standardized tests (like the SAT) without really trying.

Originally posted by a-bundle-of-contradictions

Elle had a 4.0 GPA (so yes, she’s smart), and yes she struggled with increasing her LSAT practice score but she still got a 179 (a score I actually never heard of in real life) on the first try. Meaning, she’s a great test taker

This has very little to do with how one feels while in law school.

Originally posted by welcometotheendofmylife

At most law schools, you do not have any exams until the finals. Instead you are expected to only keep taking in information, without being tested on them in any formal manner, and you need to do this in ridiculous volume and speed. You need to be reading cases for 4, 5 classes that all meet nearly everyday, and retaining all this information. It’s not easy. It’s not designed to be easy. 

Originally posted by educafe

The film made this as clear as it could. Elle’s struggles with getting into Harvard were not even half the battle. It was a cute, fun montage of her studying for the LSAT and putting together a video essay. Once law school starts, she initially crashes and burns, in more ways than one. And then she realizes she really needs to get her shit together.

Originally posted by queenc-x

It can be very discouraging for these hopeful Elle Woodses to start law school and then realize how difficult it is in comparison to everything they’ve done before. But it’s important to remember that their heroine, Elle Woods, struggled, too. You can do it. You can get through it. Just remember:

Originally posted by movie-scenesx

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team machine, starring: 

  • john ‘i shot someone because it was hot out’ reese
  • harold ‘why do the trained assassins i hired keep shooting people i don’t get it’ finch
  • root ‘how do i make this situation seem inappropriate’ root
  • sameen ‘haha john is getting yelled at what a loser’ shaw

also starring team stuck-putting-up-with-those-losers, featuring:

  • joss ‘how am i the only adult here’ carter
  • lionel ‘i have no clue what’s going on but tbf that’s because no one ever tells me anything’ fusco

with special appearances by team wtf-is-wrong-with-humans, including:

  • the machine ‘i don’t know what root wants with 100tbs of footage of shaw and i don’t want to know’ thornhill
  • bear ‘woof’ dog