rose is honest

4

Are the cool kids still saying this? 

It took longer than I wanted to finish, but in my defense those roses are tricky af and I changed my color scheme several times. Still not super happy with it to be honest.

2

“There is nothing wrong with your hair”


Do you know that thing about Rose eyes? How they are always covered by a darker shadow?
How it is theorized it symbolizes that Rose is never being totally honest?

Well, guess what?
This may be the only time in the entire show in which she is directly looking at someone and it doesn’t appear.
And that someone is Steven.

I do believe the Room showed Steven his own perception of Rose, through all the different emotions he feels towards her.
But still.
This moment.
This is the only moment through the whole episode in which I felt like this was actually the Rose we met in all those flashbacks.
Open, loving, kind, reassuring.

I do believe that we actually got to catch a glimpse of the real Rose here. Like she was actually able to communicate with her son, even if only for a moment. And may I be honest? She really felt like a mom.

What do you think?

I miss my home,
because I never belonged anywhere.
I miss my lover,
because I’ve never been kissed.
I sit and pour tears into the lake of longing,
year after year,
carrying the same bitter waters
to overflow in waves of unfulfilled need.
Crystal clear purity
glistens in the warm sun of my being.
All that I have to give
is waiting to burst forth and finally bloom.
I know true love,
it is my bones.
But reality does not catch up with me.
Despite it I still believe in knights and pink roses and honest decency.
I’m old-young,
resigned-naive,
and hopeless-defiant.
I will not leave the lake,
because it is who I am.
I am romantic love and passion,
devotion and corny art-nouveau postcards.
And one day I will live it
and be able to pour all of this into someone.
—  Who I am is what I don’t have

anonymous asked:

Blackpink imagine of them breaking up with their bf/gf and then getting back together. Pleasee. 😊

for you i will do this <3 

Jisoo: i feel like our oldest girly would be so happy and cute about this. she’d be grinning from ear to ear, cuddling you every second of the day for weeks, happy you’re back with her.

Originally posted by lunaqian

Jennie: i feel like our cute little cat would be kind of iffy about getting back with you, scared you’ll hurt her again. overall, she’d be pretty happy about you getting back with her.

Originally posted by ohlychee

Rose: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSIE AW okay but be honest, rose would be kind of shy. it’s like you just started dating again, so she’s kind of shy around you. don’t worry, she’s definitely happy you’re back.

Originally posted by hobiyeri

Lisa: THIS THAI BEAUTY WOULD BE SO HAPPY YOU WERE BACK LIKE FIGHT ME ON THIS SHED BE SO HAPPY. expect weeks of cuddles and extra love from her!

Originally posted by lunaqian

reaction requests are open for; seventeen, 2ne1, exo(o12), bts, got7, and blackpink.

Hey, remember when the revived Doctor Who was actually good, and helmed by Russel T Davies and not Moffat? Well, RTD had a great quote (which is also great writing advice). Before I get into how it relates to Always Sunny, here is the quote in question:

“I suppose there’s a basic characteristic that I bear in mind. An essence. Rose is open, honest, heartfelt, to the point of being selfish, wonderfully selfish. Martha is clever, calm, but rarely says what she’s thinking. Donna is blunt, precise, unfiltered, but with a big heart underneath all the banter. But we come back to what I was saying ages ago about turning characters. If Rose can be selfish, then her finest moments will come when she’s selfless. If Martha keeps quiet, then her moments of revelation–like her goodbye to the Doctor in "Last of the Time Lords”, or stuck with Milo and Cheen in “Gridlock”– make her fly. Donna is magnificently self-centred–not selfish, but she pivots everything around herself, as we all do–so when she opens up and hears the Ood song, or begs for Caecilius’ family to be saved, then she’s wonderful.“ - Russel T Davies

We all know and are aware of the heaps of flaws each member of the Gang has, as well as the Gang as a whole. They are disloyal, selfish, angry, ignorant, all kinds of -phobic and -ist, impulsive, rude (even, if not especially, to each other), dangerous to themselves and others, and honestly, just a whole host of shit that I am too lazy to go through individually. Due to their natures (and the nature of the show, in extension) Always Sunny is rarely serious. It’s almost always over-the-top and fucked up; that is why the people who laugh at the show find it hilarious.

However, that is also why when the show does something even remotely semi-serious, or even fully serious, it has more of an impact, and more of a punch to the audience’s emotions. If the Gang is transmisogynistic, then when Dee is a surrogate for Carmen, it’s more impactful. If Dennis is a flat-out dick to his sister, when he defends her or tells her he loves her upon fear of death, it tugs your heart strings. If Mac, whose denial at his sexuality progressed so that he had to make insane leaps to straighten himself out, finally comes out and stays out, it sticks with you. That’s why the simplest acts of something approaching half kindness (Charlie singing Dee a love song, even though she forced him; the Gang singing together) resonate so much with the audience. That’s why something that wouldn’t be cute, or at all noteworthy, in other shows (complimenting someone’s appearance? Not arguing?) encourage gifset after gifset from the Always Sunny fandom. A talker who gets quiet or a quiet person who gets chatty; these are moments, in storytelling, that shine brightest, and right now, Always Sunny is shining.

Enstars Verse!Ruby Info
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The bio the no one asked for

  • Position: Producer
  • Class: 1-A
  • Club: Track and Field
  • Age: 15
  • Height: 157 cm
  • Weight: 45 kg
  • Handedness: Left
  • Birthday: February 14
  • Likes: Cookies
  • Dislikes: High-heeled shoes
  • Family: Father & Older sister
  • Hobby: Collecting Figurines
  • Specialty: Parkour 

Other Info

  • She actually has the potential to become an idol, but lacks the confidence to pursue it.
  • Highly looks up to Anzu
  • She’s American-Chinese-Japanese
  • Her dream is to become a police officer like everyone in her family, but her father thinks it might be too dangerous for her.
  • Seems to have some history with Izumi Sena. He may also be the reason for why she took Yumenosaki’s producer course.(@tsundere-model)
  • Usually produces for Knights
Rose is open, honest, heartfelt, to the point of being selfish, wonderfully selfish. Martha is clever, calm, but rarely says what she’s thinking. Donna is blunt, precise, unfiltered, but with a big heart beneath all the banter…If Rose can be selfish, then her finest moments come when she’s selfless. If Martha keeps quiet, then her moments of revelation - like her goodbye to the Doctor in Last of the Time Lords, or stuck with Milo and Cheen in Gridlock - make her fly. Donna is magnificently self-centred - not selfish, but she pivots everything around herself, as we all do - so when she opens up and hears the Ood song, or begs for Caecillius’ family to be saved, then she’s wonderful.
—  Russell T Davies describing writing his companions in The Writer’s Tale
Reflecting on Season 2

Season 1 was an introspective look at what drove our main characters. It established the setting, told us what is what. Season 2 up-heaved everything; it was a maelstrom of horror and intrigue, plunging both the main characters and the viewers alike into a realm of emotional highs and lows. There’s a thousand thousand things to say about the legendary quality of this season, and it pains me that I won’t be able to express every thought I have. So in writing this, I’ll take it one step at a time, as before.

I will begin by getting the negatives out of the way: I am a bit disappointed that long-standing plot points weren’t addressed in any way this season. Corrupted Gems, Triangles™, The Crystal Heart/Temple, Lion (and the contents of its mane), Lars & Sadie, and even Malachite got pushed to the side. However, I am giving the show the benefit of the doubt here. Season 2’s pacing was lightning fast, and gave us absolutely fascinating and bold plot developments. Fusion Experiments, Sardonyx, and Peridot were all sublime. If Season 3 starts handing out answers for the oldest questions, I’ll be content. And… I suppose that’s it, really. That’s my one small, petty complaint. Hot dang.

Now. Let’s talk characters.

Steven Quartz Universe took the back seat this season. Upon thinking it over, I’ve realized that Steven didn’t really change in any obvious way. This season, Steven seemed to exist as a catalyst for the development of other characters, or only served as the viewer’s window into the world. But that’s not to say he didn’t change at all. It was subtle– extremely subtle. Steven has developed insecurities of his own that, in stark contrast to Amethyst, he keeps well hidden. We learned he wonders if the Gems blame him in some way for Rose being gone. We learned he’s self-conscious about not fully belonging with either Humans or Gems. And even more so than in Season 1b, Steven has become far more mellow and low-key. He’s still got that child-like sense of fun and that delightful earnest hope that all people and things can be redeemed. But there is a weight pressing down on him, burdening his journey into discovering who he is. This season, Steven has witnessed and discovered terrible things, from within the Crystal Gems and beyond. In the near future, with resolutions for the Cluster and Malachite on the horizon, it’s likely that trend will continue. How long before he breaks? Which straw will be the last? I would also like to acknowledge that he has become far more competent. The off-screen training sessions with Pearl have allowed him true mastery over his Shield, and he’s pulling off a few magic powers with ease. I’m excited to see this aspect of Steven’s growth continue.

Pearl has been cracked wide open, her past raw and bare for all to see. Created to be a slave, she was freed in the process of the Rebellion and became the embodiment of everything the Crystal Gems fought for. Pearl is now an able fighter, intelligent and strong in ways she never could have been before. But despite the epic feat of her rebirth, Pearl allows herself to be haunted by the ghost of her past. She fooled herself into thinking she couldn’t stand on her own. Without Rose Quartz, Pearl fell into a disoriented state. She’s afraid to be alone. And in trying to deal with the loss of Rose, she exploited Garnet’s security to leech that feeling of strength. It’s tragic, but sympathetic. I understand why Pearl does what she does. But new information casts a disturbing shadow over many things. How much of Pearl’s devotion to Rose was honest, and not a remnant of the way Pearls are designed to serve? How could Pearl not stop herself and realize she was trying to impose Homeworld’s view on the worthlessness of Pearls on Connie? It all leads me to believe that Pearl is not done freeing herself from Homeworld’s grip on her mind. There’s still progress to made in this regard. Pearl lives in the past, and needs to learn to keep her gaze forward.

Amethyst has taken huge strides forward. Much like Steven, she’s mellower and more serious. She shape-shifts much less, and is no longer playing at lone wolf. She has embraced being part of the team, and eagerly helps out where she can. Starting with Reformed, Amethyst has begun respecting herself, too. Indeed, when Amethyst learned that she’s a runt, she took it surprisingly well. Season 1 Amethyst would have flown into a rage, and attacked Peridot. Season 2 Amethyst took the news hard, yes, but she displayed restraint and apparently let it go. I also appreciate Amethyst’s quick interjection when the Sardonyx folly was revealed; She earnestly tried to take some blame herself to help out Pearl. Pearl, the person Amethyst butted heads so much with in the earlier season. Much like Steven, Amethyst’s development here was subdued. I look forward to what lies in store for her. *cough Amedot cough cough*

Garnet, as I expected, was overshadowed by exploration into who her components are. Ruby and Sapphire make for convincing halves of Garnet’s whole. At every turn, we can detect the undiluted traits that compose her. Ruby is emotional, and genuine. She’s fierce, and proud, and willing to do what it takes to do what she thinks is right. Sapphire is restrained, and concise. She’s calm, and smart, and wise. They truly complete each other, and this season made Garnet’s existence very convincing. It also humanized her; She has moments of weakness and self-doubts, just like all the other Gems. Sometimes, Ruby and Sapphire don’t see eyes to eye, and sometimes Garnet is at a loss for what to do, Future Vision be damned. And on top of all these things, Garnet has continued learning to express her emotions and open herself up to those she loves. And perhaps it is this very trust and openness that made the Sardonyx incident all the more bitter. Indeed, there were two separate moments this season where the very concept Garnet holds most dear was defiled in revolting ways. Fusion Experiments and Pearl’s betrayal were both stunning moments that shook Garnet to her cores… literally. But these challenges to her existence served to reinforce her, not deter her. Garnet won’t back down from being what she is, and is going to fight with everything she has to justify herself. All said, I am unsure what comes next for the three of them. I sure know I’m excited to find out.

Connie has taken big steps forward in both halves of her life. She’s become a proficient swordswoman under the tutelage of Pearl, and an asset to the Crystal Gems. She has also bonded closer with her mother, including her in the magical life she’s kept hidden, and eased the strict rules of the household. But… There’s something that’s really bothering me about Connie. The whole deal with her mother is, like, the one bit of agency Connie has. Everything else Connie does, says, or has happen to her is a plot device for Steven’s sake. Greg at least has his own history predating Steven. Connie… is Steven’s best friend and now combat ally. Can’t she be something else? Maybe this is a petty complaint, but all I know is that I hope Connie becomes a bit more unique and self-sufficient eventually. That said, Connie is an engaging character, and I love it every time she appears on screen, and quite enjoy everything she does. Connie is fun, and I love watching her. I just want better for her, ya know?

I would be remiss not to talk at length about the MVP of the season. She’s loud, proud, lean, mean, green, and smol: Peridot’s arc was a tour de force invasion of my heart. Her transformation from thoughtless Homeworld drone, to terrified refugee on the run, to curious and analytical gremlin, to defiant Crystal Gem willing to speak against her Goddess was masterfully written. Organic and believable, the whole way through. Peridot’s personality fills a hole in the Crystal Gems I had no idea was there; I am excited beyond words to see how the show will change with her permanent presence! Her every word and gesture was an insight into the mysterious ways of Homeworld.

To be honest, I struggle to say things about Peridot that I haven’t already said across the season, or on Discord. So… please know that I freakin’ adore this little green treasure, and fully appreciate every bit of nuance in her development. It’s some Grade A+ writing, and I loved every second of it. And in case it wasn’t clear, yes, she really is my favorite character on the show now.

All that said, we can now have some closing thoughts.

Homeworld is monstrous. We’ve learned so many things about its culture now, and I struggle to think of even one redeeming fact. They keep Pearls as slaves, they destroy planets, they callously kill any who dare step out of line, they torture the dead with unimaginable pain in the form of Fusion Experiments. So when the day comes that Steven, pure, innocent Steven, must fully understand that horrid way of life and fight back, well… There’s just no way that Yellow Diamond’s going to be swayed. There’s no way that Steven’s purity and innocence will survive against Homeworld’s crushing presence. It’s going to be horrifying to watch.

I think that about wraps it up. Perhaps a look forward is in order: In the near future, I expect the Cluster and then Malachite to be dealt with. From there, Lapis Lazuli and Jasper can be expanded upon. Old plot threads can be picked back up. And in the far future, I’d imagine the Diamonds await.

Finally. It is done. That is all I have to say about this legendary work of art. I calculate the score of Season 2 to be 86/100! Wait… That’s exactly the same as Season 1b! If it were up to me, I’d rate this one a 100/100!

Oh well. I look forward to more Steven Universe, and I thank you for continuing this wonderful journey with me.