she is beautiful and plays such a strong character

okay so I just feel the need to say why Brooklyn nine nine is the best show so strap yourselves in it’s gon be long 

 * first off, hella diverse cast 

 * and no “token” characters there just for the sake of diversity, each character has very different personalities from each other and represent the actual population

 * despite totally different personalities they are all really good friends and care about each other so much- each character’s relationship is different and I find that beautiful 


 * amy santiago is never played off as “just Jake’s love interest/girlfriend” she has all her own plots and stories and is amazing and strong and the best

* healthy communication in amy and jakes relationship !!! making sure it doesn’t stop them from doing their job to the best of both their abilities !!! 

* Terry is a very macho “man’s” man but isn’t afraid to show his feelings and it’s real nice to see them show how being emotional doesn’t make you a weak man 

* the solidarity between the girls because we gotta stick together 

* “I met god” “what does she look like?” “Ethnically ambiguous" 

* constantly calling out the world for all it’s shit (homophobia, racism, gun laws, corruptness of the police, sexism, I cOULD GO ON) 

* and now the reason I decided to make this now: THEY JUST MADE A WHOLE EPISODE ABOUT HOW BULLSHIT RACIAL PROFILING IS 

* a show about cops still managed to find a way to talk about it bc they know it’s an important issue and did it in such an incredible way 

* showed two sides of dealing with the situation, holts plan and terrys, and neither were ideal, both would have backlash for Terry more than the dickhead who stopped him tbh

* and showing Jake doing hella suspicious shit and not getting stopped 


* (but this time with a whole ep not just mentions bless) 

* also Jake and amy having to explain it all to Terry’s kids was v upsetting to see how scared they were at first that this would happen just because they were born as they were 

* AND mentions of transphobia and telling the twins it’s okay if they don’t identify as female, what other show would 

 this ain’t even everything it was just getting v long BASICALLY no show is as woke as brooklyn nine nine, it’s hella funny too with great plots and ships too if that’s what you look for and everyone should watch and @ fox if you don’t renew I will fight it is better than all other shows

       Although I respect people’s opinions, I can never bring myself to understand why there is so much hatred for Hinata. She loved Naruto since the very very beginning. I think that itself is enough reason to adore her because she was never against him. He didn’t have to prove himself to her and she acknowledged his beautiful personality before anything else. Meanwhile, mostly everyone had to witness Naruto’s physical strength before actually taking him seriously. Hinata was on Naruto’s side even before he could summon a shadow clone properly, before he could call himself a ninja, when everyone was so fixated on the nine tails that they treated him like he wasn’t human. 

     Forgive me if it seems like I’m comparing but when people put team 7 before everything, I close my ears. Don’t get me wrong, I love team 7 but when I think about Naruto, I don’t just solely think about Team 7. When we put team 7′s bonds before everything else, we are demolishing the bonds that Naruto shared with others. We are demolishing the fact that Naruto was alone. Every aspect (even the bad ones) in Naruto’s life should all be taken into account and not just a fraction of it. The fact that he found the woman of his life, I would think that people would be happy because the manga starts with this…

And ends with…

     If you truly think about it, Naruto’s life is being told chronologically from his years as a boy, to a teen, to a young adult, to a full grown man. The ending is quite beautiful because it shows us just how much Naruto has grown; the fact that he found love! Who would have ever thought that knucklehead Naruto would get married… being the first one out of Konoha 11 at that?! It shows that in the very beginning, he was bereft of love… and the ending is basically his earned blessing because now, he’s united with the woman who loved him even when he was just that kid who sat on the swings and sadly watched everyone from afar.  It depicts his adulthood. When watching this wedding, we shouldn’t be thinking “Why did it not end with team 7!” Instead, we should be thinking “Naruto has grown up” or “He’s not that kid anymore!” It’s his wedding. That marks one of the best days of his life. 

     Meh, everyone’s entitle to think what they want. This is just how I look at it. This is why I truly adore Hinata and the ending. While I do feel like Kishimoto should have added more into the ending, I am still grateful for the results. In fact, it makes me want to cry when taking in the beginning of the manga to the ending. Watching Naruto as that lonely kid and seeing him now…Kishimoto did such a wonderful job with explaining the aspects of Naruto’s life. I am so proud of Naruto. He’s accomplished so much and now he’s gifted with a woman with such a beautiful heart.

   She even faced death for him. We see this puny little kunoichi fight a super strong evil shinobi like Pein and lost with the intent of  protecting and revealing her love for someone who has saved her from herself; someone who broke the chains of insecurity and self affliction out of her. That itself tells you that Hinata has a story of her own. She went through spiritual battles herself so you shouldn’t trivialize her feelings and the role she plays in Naruto’s life. She’s a person too… and she is not perfect. People spend so much time with expressing their hatred for her character when even Hinata herself admits her flaws and expresses her need for change; expresses how she doesn’t even like herself. 

    In a way it’s kind of like you tell someone “I hate you” and they respond “I hate myself.” She’s not ignorant of her character flaws and that itself makes her even more of an incredible character because this whole time, she acknowledged her bad sides and it gave her more of a reason to want to change into someone stronger. Naruto was the prime source of her strength because he is the perfect example of what she’s trying to become. He motivated her to pick herself up and continue to work hard as both a person and a ninja. In return, she felt like she owed him her life which is why she didn’t care if she died on the battle field. Her sacrifice confirmed how strong and genuine her love really is. This moment in the manga defines just how strong Hinata had become over the years as both a person and a ninja.

      I don’t see why it is a problem that she wants to be by Naruto’s side. We are already aware of the fact that she loved him since young. When you love someone, being by their side is more like an instinct. This is why she impulsively intervened in the battle the way she did… and other times…

    And, you wanna know something that I find hysterically hilarious? Is that she actually makes it her duty to be by his side. She legit wants to protect Naruto more than he does for her. She wants to be there for him more than she is actually capable… and she BLAMES HERSELF for why he always ends up being the one to save her in the end. It’s hilarious because this girl legit loves this guy and there are still people that don’t actually realize that (I respect your feelings though, but still). Even when she is tired and out of energy, she still tries to make a way to be by his side. Even when she knows she will die, she still tries to find a way. It is plain and simple… Hinata LOVES Naruto. Period, point blank.

    But then again, who’s to say that she’s the only impulsive one? 

              Those subconscious feelings are stronger than a bitch. 


Every time she helps Naruto, it is suddenly a “problem”. But, the crazy thing is… every time she DOES help him, he BENEFITS from it completely.

   He even admits it every time. If it wasn’t for Hinata’s encouragement, he would have never had the confidence to defeat Neji in the final competition. In fact, he probably would have gotten his ass kicked simply put ^_^ He even THANKS Hinata for uplifting him so sincerely. Naruto’s depression vanished very quickly and now he is back to being himself… positive and full of energy; full of life and strength. Turns out, he actually likes Hinata as a person and understands her better.

   Even her intervention during his battle with pein benefited him seeing that Naruto was going to die on spot after all. Next thing you know, he was able to meet his father, he was able to defeat pein, rewarded the title of the village hero, and luckily for him, he is still alive.  He even acknowledges that Hinata’s sacrifice was a “save” on his part. He knows that Hinata wants to protect him hence he clearly assured her that she has already been doing that.

        You want to know what’s really interesting about this panel? It reminds me of this…

     Mind you, Naruto wasn’t exactly confident about his match against Neji (Like I mentioned before). Hinata uplifted him very quickly just like Naruto was able to uplift her as soon as he sensed how dejected she felt for being saved by him during the war. They are both very good at encouraging each other. It’s like an “eye for eye” sort of thing because they have the answer to each other’s insecurity. You would think that Naruto would have shared his worry to this team mates for those who believe that Team 7 is EVERYTHING. But apparently, he didn’t. For a girl that he considered weird, gloomy, dark , and timid , it truly amazes me that he entrust telling her about his weaknesses than the people he’s been “bonded” with throughout his early journey as a ninja. I’m not necessarily belittling the importance of Team 7 but rather proving that it is NOT the most important thing in the series. We have to be mindful of other characters too because they contribute a lot to Naruto’s character alone.

     He even acknowledges the fact that she saved him from falling into the traps of Obito.  He genuinely thanks her and also acknowledges that she “stayed at his side.” So, if Naruto can happily come to terms with that, then I don’t see the “problem.” In the end, he is back on his feet and being the happy knucklehead that we all know and love. We should be happy that Naruto has people like Hinata in his life that will sacrifice a leg and an arm for him; like his parents, like neji, etc. When putting Team 7 over everything, you are forgetting about those other precious people and things that were put in action to ensure his growth, his potential, and the extent of his passionate feelings as a character. Deny it or not, Hinata aligns with all of that and there is nothing no one can do about it. 

   “But Hinata isn’t relevant to the series because she doesn’t get a lot of                                                screen time.” 

Does the quantity of moments dictate how strongly Naruto feels about a person? Are we really going to let time away from a character dictate someone’s relevance to another person? Because, as far as I’m concern, Naruto has never spent a day with his mom or dad… but they are still upheld as important to him. Sasuke has been away from the leaf village for over 2 years. Even in their adult life, Sasuke has been away from the village for around 12 years (if I’m correct). It doesn’t change the fact that Naruto and Sasuke are very close. If screen time was genuinely relevant, then he would have let Sasuke go over the years that he actually spent time trying to find him. Jiraya has been dead for quite a long time… but Naruto’s feelings for Jiraya hasn’t changed. He still cherishes his god father with every drip of blood in his body. Gaara and Naruto are from different villages (we don’t get to see Gaara all of the time) but even that doesn’t dictate his bond with Naruto. Shikamaru is not even on Team 7 but he and Naruto are basically close as well… just like the of rest of konoha 11. Iruka hasn’t had all the screen time in the world but who did naruto ask to be his father in the wedding? Naruto even cherishes that sweet adorable ramen guy (the dude who NEVER gets screen time).  So, can we please stop making everything about screen time? It doesn’t necessarily matter. The QUALITY of the moments he share with another character is what truly defines those special bonds. Believe it or not, he shared quality moments with Hinata hence there would be no point in the genjutsu meaning anything to him. Once he was able to genuinely decipher those moments, that is when he came to terms with his own feelings for the Hyuga. He was able to realize how he felt about Hinata all along… and it didn’t take THOUSANDTHS of moments for that to happen.

2 Year Anniversary

I did it. I rewatched Your Lie in April and planned it accordingly just so I could finish today, March 19th, which marks the 2 year anniversary of the day the final episode was aired. I’m in tears; actually, I’ve been in tears through the entirety of rewatching this and this anime is even more beautiful the second time around because I feel and see so much more. Knowing the ending and still being able to enjoy and feel all these emotions is what makes Your Lie in April such a masterpiece. As a musician, this anime speaks to me on such a deep level. Some might say that the anime exaggerates, but in all honesty, being able to play like that, being able to feel what they feel, is what I strive to be. Watching the characters grow in just a span of 22 episodes is such an amazing feat. All the characters are loveable, relatable, and unique in their own way! Except Tsubaki because I just can’t bring myself to like her  I can most definitely say that nothing can touch my heart like Your Lie in April can. 

Kaori is so beautiful, and so strong and I can’t help but love her so much. Her outlook on life is amazing, and she smiles even at death’s door. She’s everything that I aspire to be. When I was following the anime as a new episode came out every week two years ago, I desperately hoped that she wouldn’t die. This innocent, beautiful angel couldn’t just die like that. Alas, the ending that we all wanted never came to be. The anime remained faithful to the manga to the very end, and our amazing heroine had to leave us behind. The letter that she left behind was so beautiful and heartwrenching and was the main source of my tears. She didn’t have any regrets. In essence, her dream came true. She built Kousei back up when he was down in the dumps and made him into a better man. After her death, I was sure Kousei would relapse and quit music for sure, but he didn’t. Kaori’s influence was able to help him move on and mature so much than when we first saw him. And that shattered my heart even more. They’re perfect together. They were soulmates and anyone could see that they were the perfect match. How cruel is it of fate to take her away from him? They are aware of each other’s flaws, but they see it as beauty. They think each other’s imperfections are perfect. They were meant to be. And his last song; their last performance together in spirit— goodness gracious that tugged on my heartstrings. He overcame his fear to play despite knowing he would lose everything again and played for her. He played for her to say goodbye. Excuse me while I go cry my eyes out in a corner again :’)

I have so much more to say about this, but right now I’m a jumbled up mess and this anime just pulls out emotions from me that I didn’t even know I had and throws them right back at me without remorse. Watching this is like going on an emotional rollercoaster and not knowing where you’ll end up. But the messages and the symbolism that this anime conveys is like no other. It’s something that I can never forget and something that I would willingly throw myself into again even though I know it will cause me emotional pain.

But you know what? Being able to feel all this, just watching something that can evoke so much emotion and make you reflect upon your own life like that: that’s what makes me love Your Lie in April so much. Say what you will, but I think Your Lie in April is beautiful.

P/S: I was also so inspired that I wrote a poem in response to Kaori’s letter from Kousei’s point of view—

At this point, I’m just trying to do everything I can to relieve myself of these tears…

Saying ageist things about Carol is not only hateful and disrespectful to Melissa McBride (undoubtedly one of the greatest actresses of all time) it’s awful to the many women who watch the show and champion Carol. Sometimes I watch the show with my Mom (a domestic abuse survivor who is Carol’s age) and I see the happiness it brings her to see a character that reminds her of herself who is such a force of nature. Representation matters, and when you diss a character like Carol for trivial shit like her (lovely) gray hair, you’re attempting to invalidate what she represents based on age alone. She represents survivors. She is strong and capable. She is beautiful and desirable. And though it doesn’t define her, because she would be just as great of a character without it- she is definitely worth the attention and love of the favorite male lead.

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Waves & City Lights II

Part 1 - Part 2

genre: super sweet fluff

member: nct’s ten

word count: 4,071

YAYY PART 2!! I hope you enjoy the second day of Y/N’s vacation with Ten! There is probably so many mistakes. Who wants Part 3?

NOTE: AHHH ALSO my requests are open again!

Originally posted by haechanz

Why the hell did you have to come on this vacation? Although, could you complain? From the sunlight that shines off every dew soaked flower, to the light that emits from his eyes every time you stare too much. He made every place beautiful.

“Hello, YN.” Ten said, playing with the back of his hair. “Are you ready to go?”

You gave him a puzzled look, holding your phone up to your ear. “Yeah, he’s here, Yeri.” You said, hanging up the phone.

Then, you faced Ten. “Go where?”

“We’re all going to have lunch, after that we’re going to get ready for the beach.” Ten said. “Do you feel better today?”

You felt your blush. “I’m fine.” You said sternly.

Did he think you’d be a hungover mess?

He giggled at your pout. “Alright, alright. Let’s get going.”

You walked the hotel hallways, until shuffling into the elevator. You were alone, and you spoke up through the silent barrier between the two of you.

“H-Hey, Ten?” You said lowly. He turned to you in attention, his breath-taking eyes were blown wide, waiting for your words,

“Hmm?” He responded.

“Thank you, for taking care of me last night, I never get like that, I don’t even like drinking that much. Not even Yeri has seen me like that, and you were the one who had to put up with it..”

Your hands balled into fists, with your head held down.

“So, I’m really, really sorry!”

You looked up to see Ten smiling softly, looking up at the roof of the elevator.

“I volunteered, though.” He said.

You looked at him, confused. “Huh?”

Ten locked eyes with you, and slowly walked over until you were only inches apart. “Yeri had every intention of taking you home by herself, but I wanted to do it.”

“Why?” You asked. “So I’d owe you?” You asked, in a disgusted tone.

“Nope.” He responded, flicking your forehead. You rubbed the sore spot as he continued.

“I helped you because I knew you never got like that. You’re a quite elegant person, I wanted to see if I can handle you at your state of intoxication. And honestly, it wasn’t that bad. You’re not a messy drunk. Actually, you were rather cute.”

You felt your cheeks heat up. Elegant? Cute?

“Why would have to see if you could handle me?” You said, arms crossed. “After this vacation, you’ll never have to see me again anyway.”

“I hope that’s not the case. Believe it or not, I’m quite interested in you.” He said, appearing un-phased by his sudden statement.

You felt your heat beat at your chest, almost terrified he could hear it. Interested in me? You didn’t know if it was shock, relief or happiness that flood through at his words.

Finally, the elevator doors opened, and you shuffled into the lobby, making your way across it to the front door. You walked the sidewalks beside Ten, as he steered you in the direction of the restaurant Yeri and Jaehyun were at.

“By the way.” He continued. “You claimed to never get drunk, and that you don’t like drinking, so what compelled you to get so hammered last night?”

The fact my bestfriend tried pairing me up unknowingly to a cute asshole with earrings. You thought.

What you really said was:

“I needed a break from reality.” You huffed.

“Don’t we all.” He said. “But, isn’t that what vacation is for? Relaxing, and taking the edge off?”

You chuckled. “This vacation is probably bringing me a whole lot more stress than I had upon arrival.”

“You seemed pretty at ease last night, cuddling into my shirt as I carried you out the restaurant. You were like a cute little kitten.” He said teasingly, looking at you from the corner of his eye.

“What!” You said, alarmed. “I was not! I was drunk, and probably thought I was laying in bed or-”

“so defensive~” He interrupted. “Maybe you do like me after all.” He said, holding his chin as if he was thinking it out thoroughly.

“Don’t flatter yourself.” You said, clearly annoyed.

“I surely won’t, princess.”

“Y/N!” Yeri called from across the restaurant. “Over here!”

You walked over to the table that sat Yeri and Jaehyun, who were sitting close together, hands laying upon one another on top of the table.

And of course, two seats on the other side of table, for you and Ten.

You and Ten sat down at the table. “How are you feeling today, Y/N?” Yeri asked, a smile on her face.

“I’m perfectly fine.” You said nervously, knowing exactly what she was referring to. “Let’s just forget about last night, I’m starving!” You said opening your menu. 

When you picked up the menu and opened it, another menu with the choices of margaritas slipped out, and onto the table. You didn’t pay attention to it at first, looking at the main menu for a succulent steak or something for your raging hunger you had, since you had not eaten since last night.

Ten giggled and grab the margarita menu from under you, moving it out of your reach. “Better keep this away from Y/N, don’t want a repeat of last night.” He teased.

You gave him a harsh look, then Yeri spoke up.

“Awhh Ten don’t tease Y/N! You were the one who carried her all prince-like , and tucked her in, right? Making sure all her breakable jewelry and shoes were off, so she could sleep comfortably?” Yeri said, with a devilish smile.

Jaehyun chuckled at Ten, and Ten’s face started getting red. He was clearly embarrassed that she called him out. You guess even Ten has a soft side.

You looked up at Ten. “Is that true?” You said.

Did Ten really tuck you in bed, and make sure you were comfortable? It seems in his character, considering he gave you the entire bed to yourself.

Ten played with his hair, looking up towards the ceiling, he replied nervously. “I knew if I didn’t, she would complain in the middle of the night so-”

“Don’t give me that crap!” Jaehyun said, grinning at Ten. “You know, I dare you to list three things you like about Y/N.”

You felt yourself swallow hard, looking up at Ten to see if he’d reply.

“That’s easy though.”  He said, looking over to you. “She’s strong willed, she has beautiful aspect on things around her, and she is really cute when she wants to be.”

You couldn’t tell if he was being sweet or sarcastic. The soft smile he gave you after Jaehyun had left him alone made you think there could’ve been a hint of truth to his words of how he felt about you.

“Awwh! She really is like that though! Our Y/N is so smart and cute.” Yeri agreed.

All you could do was lay your head down in embarrassment from these two.

Once you got back to the hotel, it was time for the beach. You shuffled to throw everything you needed for a day in the sun into a bag neatly. Ten was already ready to go, and was watching you move across the room in a hurry.

“Why do you need that much stuff?” He asked, unknowingly.

“Well, I’ll need sunglasses, towels, a change of clothes, sunscreen, a different pair of sandals, a-”

“Okay, okay, you’re very well prepared. That’s admirable, it means you’re reliable.” He said.

“Thanks I guess.” You responded, too busy cramming your necessities in your beach bag.

You glanced over at Ten, who only wore a white tank top and swim trunks. The tank top was very thin, and you could see every outline of his toned, dancer’s body.

He caught you staring a little too hard and snickered, the sound caused you to automatically turn your head, your face turning red.

“Shouldn’t you be putting on your own bathing suit?” Ten said.

You turned around, an annoyed expression on your face. “You’d like that, wouldn’t you?”

Ten rolled his eyes and sighed. “Stop trying to always pin me as a bad guy, I’m only saying that because we have to leave in 5 minutes.”

You looked down at your phone, and he was right. “S-Sorry.” You muttered out.

You left Ten in the room as you headed to the bathroom to change. You put on your bathing suit, and put some clothing on over that, since you’d much rather walk on the beach than get into the water.

You walked out the bathroom to see the room was empty. Then you saw a frantic Yeri walk in. “You’re ready right? It’s time to go, lets hurry down there, the boys are already packing the car.” You nodded and followed your friend out the door to your hotel room.

You walked out the front door of your hotel and followed Yeri to Jaehyun’s car. Jaehyun’s car was considerably bigger than Yeri’s, so you decided you would all pile in, and head to the beach. Ten walked up from behind the car, and slammed the trunk shut.

“I think we can head out now.” He said.

You crawled into the backseat of the car, Ten following you.

Jaehyun drove, as Yeri sat in the passenger seat, talking his ear off.

You smiled. 

She loved being around Jaehyun, telling him anything she could think of, and he just smiled at how cute she was when she talked. He was always genuinely interested in anything she talked about, he was interested in anything involving Yeri in general.

Ten caught your stare towards the couple in front of you, he watched as your eyes followed Jaehyun. He grabbed Yeri’s hand, bringing it to his lips and kissing the back of it affectionately. Yeri continued talking the whole time, a little smile forming at his action.

You loved seeing her happy.

You directed your attention the window beside you, watching the passing scenery. This didn’t last long though, as you felt your hand being grabbed.

You turned to Ten, who was pressing his lips to the back of your hand, that in which was interlocked with his own, copying Jaehyun’s action. His were eyes closed at first, then his eyes were looking up at you, lips hovering over your hand. He waited for your reaction.

You felt his breath on the back of your hand, and you pulled away quickly. You looked up to see if Yeri and Jaehyun saw, but they were too busy wrapped up in their own little world.

You looked back at Ten. You expected him to have a smirk on his face, but you were met with a sweet smile, before he looked away toward the window.

With that little action, it was almost like he was trying to tell you that even if you didn’t return his interest, that it was okay. That he didn’t expect anything from you, he only wanted to show you his affection.

You rubbed the back of your hand where his skin touched yours, and your heart felt like it was wrapped in a fuzzy blanket.

Is this how Yeri felt, when Jaehyun kissed her hand?

You smiled to yourself, and looked to the boy beside you.

I wonder.

We pulled up to the beach, windows down, letting the salty air hit us ever so softly in the face. The air’s moisture left kisses all over our skin, as we finally stepped out the car. The first thing we heard was the crashing of waves, after you hopped out the vehicle, Ten came out right behind you. You, and your three friends went to grab things out the trunk and head down to the waters.

Once everything was laid out on the beach, Yeri asked you to lay down with her, and the boys wanted to play in the water.

You and Yeri laid back in your beach chairs, tanning and talking about little things while the boys were away. You enjoyed times like this, when it’s just you and your bestfriend.

“How do you feel, Y/N?” Yeri said.

“I feel fine, why are you sick?” You responded.

“No honey, about Ten, how are you feeling?”

You shuffled in your seat. “Am I supposed to feel any different?”

“Have you seriously not made any progress today?” She said.

You looked at the back of your hand, remembering the feeling of his plush lips.

“He told me he was interested in me earlier.” You said.

“Really?!” Yeri said, sitting straight up. “What did you say back?”

You looked down, and didn’t give her an answer.

“You didn’t say anything, did you?” She said, taking note of your posture. “So that means the problem here is you.”

You looked out in the water to see the boy of conversation standing up in the water, talking to Jaehyun. You saw how his smile stood out more that anything else on this beach, he was more effortlessly breath-taking than anything you had ever seen. Ten looked towards you, catching your gaze.

From the water, he smiled even bigger, waving his hands in the air, signaling you to get in. You shook your head no, because you weren’t planning on getting in.

You laid back down in your chair, enjoying how the air felt against your skin. You felt the sun beaming down on you, it was a tired, comfortable feeling. You just wanted to take a nap. You drifted into your sleepy bliss, only to be shaken into reality by two cold, wet hands. “Y/N!”

“What do you want, Ten?”

“Come get in the water with me.”






With that, you shot up from your laying down position, only to be in the closer view of a shirtless Ten. He had droplets of water clinging on his skin, you could see every crease and cut of his toned chest and abs. He raked his hand through the front of his stringy, wet, jet black hair. It was a sight to behold of, but you just turned your head as soon as you examined him. You knew he looked good, but you had to stick your ground.

“What did I do now? Why won’t you look at me? Come on, Let’s go play in the water.”

“I don’t want to, Ten.”

Ten looked over to Yeri for approval of what he was going to do next, which was met with two big thumbs up from Yeri.

“Suit yourself.” He said.

Ten scooped you up in you strong, wet arms and carried you (princess style of course) towards the water.

“Chittaphon I swear to God if you put me anywhere near that water I will beat the hell out of you.”

“Ooooh is that a promise?” He said, raising his eyebrows.

“I hate you.” You said.

“That won’t stop me!” He yelled, throwing you into the water.

You hit the cold water and sunk in, then came paddling up to the surface for air. You came up, only to be clung onto by Yeri, who you guessed jumped in after you. She laughed hard, and you couldn’t help but laugh yourself. Jaehyun came over and scooped Yeri up from your side, and threw her in next.

Ten swam towards you and grabbed your hands, you both spinning in the water. “You can hate me all you want princess, I promise you that won’t stop me.”

Now you knew what he truly meant by that. You were honestly happy to hear it.

You played on the beach all day, and you four grew exhausted. The sun was setting, so you decided to part ways. Jaehyun and Yeri laid down on the sand, waiting for the stars to come out so they could star gaze to the calming sounds of the ocean, and talk about they’re future together.

Ten wanted ice cream, so you both walked to the pier. At first he went on about how you two should share an ice cream cone, and how it’d be romantic. You automatically shut that idea down though.

You and Ten leaned against the rails at the pier, looking out into the ocean, that started to look more pitch black by the second.

“One more night, and this dream will be over.” Ten said, taking another lick of his ice cream cone.

“What do you mean?” you responded.

“One more night of vacation, and one last night with you.” He said bluntly.

You remained silent for a moment, being careful how you answered. “Are you sure of that?”

“You’re the one that told me I was going to see you again.” He said, cocking an eyebrow at you.


“Well?” He repeated.

“I mean, it wouldn’t hurt to hang out again when he get back home.”

“So you do have interest in me.” He chuckled.

“I never said that!” You retorted.

“But, you changed your mind in only a couple of hours, so something had to of changed.” He said. “I really hope it did, because I’m starting to like you way too much.” He said, hand holding his head.

“Oh really?” You said giggling.

“It’s true!” He said, giggling along with you.

Once you finished your ice cream, you walked back down to the beach, where you saw Yeri and Jaehyun, up and packing.

“I’m so sorry!” You said, running up to them. “Did we take too long? We should’ve been here to help you pack!”

“Don’t worry but it” Jaehyun said. “Me and Yeri will go throw this stuff in the car. How about you two say goodbye to the ocean for us?” He looked at Yeri and they both smiled. She was rubbing off on him.

Once they both left, you and Ten walked down to the water, letting the waves wash up and hit the pads of your feet through your sandals.

“Hey Y/N?” Ten said.

“Hmm?” You hummed in response.

“I’m glad this happened.” He said softly.

You looked up to him. “The beach?” You asked.

“This whole crazy set up.” He said. “I’m really happy to have met you, I really owe Yeri and Jaehyun.”

You smiled at his statement, and grabbed his hand, Ten looked down in shock.

His eyes grew wide as you interlocked your fingers with his own, and brought them to your lips, planting a gentle kiss to the back of his strong, yet soft hand.

He pulled your interlocked hand, and held it to his chest, bringing your body close to his as he looked at you. You could see his eyes sparkle, you assumed it was from how the stars reflected off the water.

“You two,it’s time to get going now.” Jaehyun called.

Once you were back in your hotel room, you and Ten decided to take showers. He insisted you go first, but you had to unpack your beach bag anyway, so you let him go.

 Once he was out, you exchanged looks. He walked past you with nothing but a towel hanging around his waist, and a toothbrush in his mouth. He smelled fresh. You turned away quickly from the tempting sight.

Once in the shower, you felt the cold air around you replace with the warm streams of water. It felt nice to wash off the salty, sandy feel the beach always left you with. The main reason you didn’t want to get in the water in the first place.

You smiled. But whose fault is that?

You stepped out the shower, and threw on some comfortable clothes. You did the rest of your nightly routine, then stepped out the bathroom.

You saw Ten by the window, staring out aimlessly. You walked up beside him.

“What are you thinking about?” You asked him.

He turned towards you, giving you one of the most melting smiles you had ever seen.

“I was looking at the lights, and ya know-” He started. “Last night when I was taking you home from the restaurant, you were still hammered, and you told me you wanted to tell me a secret about the lights of the city.”

“I wanted to show you.” You said.

“Why me?” He said.

“I listened to Yeri talk about how she wanted to share the sight with Jaehyun. They’re so in love.”

You took a deep breath before continuing.

“I love hanging out with them, but I envy the feeling of being with someone who loves you, and knowing whole heartedly that you love them back. I want to know the feeling of wanting to share something with someone. I want to share this sight with someone I love-”

“And you wanted to show me?” Ten interrupted.

You felt a blush rise on your cheeks as you realized your mistake.”I guess my drunk persona did, but-”

You paused and turned your attention towards the lights, taking a deep breath. “Maybe the sight is too beautiful for me.” You chuckled. “I don’t deserve to be loved.”

Then, you felt a gentle hand tilt your chin towards Ten, as he crashed his lips into yours. The kiss was slow, and affectionate. It was tender and passionate, Ten was letting you know that you deserved to be loved, carefully and beautifully.

He pulled back from the kiss, and looked you in your eyes. One hand caressing the side of your face.

“Don’t say things like that. Especially when there’s people like me, who would follow you to the ends of the Earth if that’s what you wanted.” He said.

You fell into his arms, he cradled you as you both looked towards the lights. You stayed like for what felt like hours, until Ten pulled back and raked his hands through your hair. “Y/N, I think it’s time to sleep now.”

You agreed groggily as you walked over to the bed and got under the covers, Ten followed you to your side of the bed and touched your face.

“Goodnight Y/N, if it makes you feel better, I want to see any sight with you that you think is even remotely cool.” He said, smiling at you softly.

“Although-” He continued. “I think I’ve seen the best one yet.”

You smiled back at him, as he walked over to his pallot on the floor.

“Ten, what are you doing?” You asked.

“Sleeping?” He asked, confused.

“Would you come up here, and sleep with me?” You asked, sheepishly.

“Wouldn’t that be wrong of me?” He asked, eyes wide.

“Not like that stupid.” You said, throwing a pillow at him “I just want to lay with you. I can’t let you sleep on the hard floor both nights, now can I?”

Ten smiled. “I guess not.”

You waited to feel when Ten get on the bed, and as soon as he was under covers, he immediately pulled you close, nuzzling you and planting a kiss into your hair.

Your heart was beating so fast and so loud, you couldn’t even think straight. As time progressed, you could hear Ten’s heartbeat and breathing. It calmed you, like everything about him did.

You fell in love with sound, almost as fast as you fell in love with Ten.

You were entrapped in his warmth, and with every heartbeat, you felt your self  drift into sleep.

You woke up by the light blinding you from your (come to think of it) obnoxiously large window. You turned over, only to be face to face with the boy of your heart’s desires.


He was gorgeous. You could see every detail he possessed, his angelic features graced with the bliss and peace that came with a deep sleep. You could watch him sleep all day, he was such a sight for sore eyes, you could never get enough of him.

When his eyes fluttered open you felt your heart skip a beat. He took a small glance at you before closing his eyes again and wrapping an arm around you to bring you to his chest. You looked at him to see him smiling softly. He looked down at you again, placing a soft, chaste kiss to the tip of your nose.

“Good morning princess.”

“Good morning Ten.”

A perfect moment, but you forgot one thing. It was the last day of your vacation, and last day to do anything together at this place, and you weren’t alone-

Your door flew open, and a loud melodic voice erupted from the door frame.

“Y/NNNNNNNN, time for breakfast!” Yeri exclaimed, only did her gaze just fix on the two of you, cuddled close in bed, with Ten’s arms caging you.

She looked stunned at first, then a smile spilled onto her face, as she called into her own room.

“Jaehyun, baby, get the camera.”

A lot of people  wanted this Part 2, so here we are! Let me know if you want the Part 3! (Part 3 will be the final part!)

You guys

Belle has always been my favourite Disney Princess because she likes to read and is strong-willed and sticks up for what she believes in.

Emma Watson - aka Hermione, aka one of my favourite HP characters who loves books - playing Belle.

My childhood has come full circle.

Little girls are going to watch the new live-action Beauty and the Beast and see Belle: they’ll see a strong girl who is stubborn, strong-willed, intelligent, loves to read and stands up for what she believes in. She’s inventive, not afraid to stand up to Gaston, not afraid to do something if it means saving a loved one.

I just think that’s such a good image for girls to see!

lol so how come su is praised so much for destroying gender roles and all that, even though…

1. the butch characters are always villainized, shelved, given less attention and development, etc.

2. the skinny feminine characters get all the development and attention.

3. the characters who destroy beauty standards, such as the fat ones, are pretty much nonexistent now? you can give me that “rose lives on in steven’s gem!!1″ stuff all you want but the show pretty much treats her like she’s dead, and amethyst has become more and more nonexistent in each episode (also the whole amedot situation…ugh), along with smoky quartz. stevonnie is also sexualized to the extreme and is pretty much treated as a girl in the show. we also can’t forget how the fat characters are being slimmed down!

4. the show wanted to have a majority-female cast, but then rebecca turns around and says “nope the gems aren’t actually women lol” but we also get literally NO mention at all of the gems being nonbinary in the show so…what’s the point of that if you’re not even gonna intend to write that into the show somewhere, like, ever…? those two facts cancel each other out, ending up in us getting rep for neither one, basically.

5. steven doesn’t even feel like a sweet, sensitive, and “not your typical, hypermasculine” boy anymore. he’s just an entitled, lying, hypocritical jerk who sympathizes with the feminine characters and accuses every butch character of being a Big Bad. and of course the show has become WAY too much about him now, and how he impacts and leads the gems, even though they’re supposed to be strong female-coded characters who teach and raise steven, and help him with his powers??? the only other character who gets as much attention as him is pearl, who is literally the definition of “what beautiful women should look and act like” she also plays into the stereotype that women are just emotional wrecks and “crazy ex-girlfriends” or something with how much she cries over rose, jesus christ. i understand that people believe she’s mentally ill but…whatever you consider her, she’s definitely not good rep lol.

6. there’s barely any characters that aren’t a boy or a girl, besides stevonnie and smoky (who are just a boy and a girl mashed up together anyway). the gems just don’t even count at this point, it seems. and the nonbinary characters are sexualized or shelved after 2 episodes.

so…yeah, what does this show even do to destroy gender roles, again?

Newsies Live, a review of sorts

Originally posted by whenyourfallingintheforest

So it’s looking like the reply I wrote up last night for @party-with-books on mobile, during a wifi issue, is just not going to ever post and is lost to the netherworld, which is unfortunate because, even if nothing I said was coherent, I wrote it while everything was still fresh and I was still on the most beautiful ecstasy high - the kind you can’t get arrested for. But I’m gonna try to do the play justice here, and using a lot of gifs, XD so we shall see.

Guys. Guys. Guuuuyyysssss. I just can’t. Let me start by saying I have never seen a stage production of Newsies. I’ve been listening to the soundtrack for months, but for a lot of the bits the stage show has added or edited from the original film’s story, I had absolutely zero context for, and the soundtrack is sadly missing like a crap ton of reprises. Therefore, if you care about spoilers, I suggest you stop reading this and wait for the dvd to come out or something, because I don’t feel like holding anything back.

After that note, where the heck do I even begin? The production itself. And by that, I don’t just mean the sets and the cast and the lighting and the camera. Nah, primarily at this point, I mean Spectacle.

I’ve now seen a good number of shows, in various formats, but none of them have been so energetic, alive, and overwhelming. The dancing is superb. I know for the filming they pulled out all the stops, with bigger leaps, more twirls, and a larger number of Newsies on stage, and let me tell you, IT WAS WORTH IT. A stage filled with forty or more singing, tap-dancing, leaping Newsies is a sight to behold.

I mean, there was this:

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This is Ryan Steele, as Specs, doing the full-out twirl. Our Specs was played by the amazing Jordan Samuels, but it’s a different cast member entirely who performs this move, and we get a sky high view of the spin, which I’m pretty sure is faster and longer, and the entire theater gasped and applauded.

There were hundreds and hundreds of flips, spins, cartwheels, splits, jumps, tricks, and moves I cannot name. There was tap dancing on tables. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A DANCING TROUPE OF THIS LEVEL OF EXCELLENCE IN SUCH AN EXTRAVAGANT SHOWING EVER.

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The set and staging was absolutely dynamite, and it will never cease to astound me how theatrical productions can amass an entire world on a few hundred feet of stage.

Near the end of “Once and For All” the Newsies completely drop out on the vocals and then come roaring back in, and again, my entire theater gasped in awe and delight, and I was crying and covered in goosebumps.

As for Jack…

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Jeremy Jordan is the definitive Jack Kelly for me, okay?

Originally posted by coreymcott

If you’re a die hard Christian Bale or Corey Cott fan or anyone else, I’m sorry, but it’s true. There will never be another player who so fully encompasses that role for me. His Jack is so intense and passionate the. entire. time. Every single thing he says and does. The only moments we see him physically relax at all are when he’s with Crutchie (and we’re too busy crying to notice) or sharing the stage with Katherine.

And that brings me to Katherine Plumber. I was not especially anticipating her role, I have to admit. I love my Denton too much, and I was horribly concerned that the romantic angle between her and Jack would be too strong, taking away from the real love story of the play, that of this family whose name is Newsies. But I couldn’t be happier with her character and Kara Lindsay’s performance. She was amazing, and I could feel the rest of the audience connecting with her too. “Watch What Happens” is just one of her shining moments, and I am in love with her, and so happy of the way the writers brought her character in.

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It’s also beautiful to weave in the feminine vocals of Katherine with the only other female singing cast member, Medda Larkin (our very own being played by Aisha de Haas) in the middle of all those guys. Don’t get me wrong, because the Newsies chorus is the epitome of what makes the show so great, but having those softer moments and the gals singing brings enough of a change that it completely enlivens every other male vocal in the story.

Okay, enough being calm, rational, and technical for a minute. Let me “be real.”

I Am Not Okay. Not in this or any other universe will I ever be the same.

(The rest of this post is probably going to just be me screaming at random about different things.)

CRUTCHIE. HOLY COW. CRUTCHIE MY BABY. “Letter From the Refuge” absolutely killed me. THE FREAKIN ATTACK ON CRUTCHIE FREAKIN KILLED ME. Just him standing with Jack in the prologue with “Santa Fe.” THERE ARE NO GIFS FOR THIS. Andrew Keenan Bolger is of such high caliber, I can’t even begin to describe how much I love him in this role.



Little Les is amazing. Like, in the old movie, he wasn’t so much a character as a plot device. He was literally the little boy with the cute face who could sell the papes. In this, Les is the one who strikes up the deal with Jack, and Les is the one who shouts a message for Pulitzer as the guard closes the door in their faces. He is so precocious and adorable and perfect, and so much more a character in his own right, I am so pleased.


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HIS SINGING. HIS ACTING. HIS CHARACTER AND INTERACTIONS WITH JACK AND LES. The confrontation between him and Jack later on when Davey is trying to get Jack to rejoin the Strike, and he says “it’s not like anyone died” and Jack whirls on him in rage, because of what happened to Crutchie, who could very well die at that point. I COULDN’T HANDLE. And when Davey reminds him what they’re fighting for, and why they shouldn’t stop. PERFECT BOYS, PERFECT.

AND I ALMOST FORGOT RACETRACK LAJKDHF. Race is my favorite Newsie from the old movie, and I was not disappointed by him here. Benjamin Cook is an adorable angel and my favorite bit of him probably has to be when he is staring wide-eyed at Governor Roosevelt at the end, so happy and in awe. Unfortunately I can’t find any gifs of him either arg.

AND SPOT, HOW COULD I MISS SPOT CONLON Tommy Bracco’s performance left nothing to be desired, he was as spot-on as his character’s name. WE ARE BROOKLYN NEWSIES

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Oh, and then there was This:

Originally posted by winnifredfoster

I HATE/LOVE THIS PART OF THE STORY SO MUCH. When Pulitzer forces Jack’s hand, makes him face the Newsies and turn on them, in order to save them and save Crutchie and Davey and Les, but Pulitzer also gives him money to go to Santa Fe and that is all the Newsies ever see. LKDJFLHDHFAJDHFLA MY HEART HURTS

I love Jack Kelly more than Raoul or the Phantom, or Dimitri, or Valjean or Marius or Enjolras, or even arguably Fiyero. I feel every single beat of “Santa Fe” as it blooms and changes from dream to dust to dream.

I adore how the stage version plays up the affect the Newsies strike had on child laborers everywhere, how Jack proclaims it isn’t only Newsies’ rights they’re striking for.

The singing was absolutely flawless. Flawless I tell you.

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Originally posted by playbill


This is on par with the night I saw Wicked on tour. I will be buying the DVD. I will watch it at least once a year. I guess, if I wasn’t before, I’m a Fansie now.

So, yeah, to close: I don’t think I will ever find another thing on this earth that impacts every bit of my soul as much as musical theater does. That is a part of me I will never outgrow, and never give up. Doesn’t matter if I ever make it to see a show on Broadway, or if I ever get on behind the scenes at a theater company. This is me.

This is an experience I want to relive every day for as many days as I have. I laughed, I cried, I came home to my roomies in such a state of embarrassed, blissful exhilaration you’d think I just came home from my first date with the love of my life - which is a completely accurate comparison.

I cried so much, I laughed so hard. #NewsiesForever and all that. There is so much more I could say, so much I feel like I am completely leaving out. But truthfully, when it comes right down to it, there are no words in the human language to describe this experience and how thrilled I am that I was able to go, that I live in the same universe as this caliber of artistry and storytelling. This phenomenon is beyond anything I can say, so I’ll stop trying. ;)

I hope that answers anyone’s questions to whether or not I enjoyed Newsies Live.

Originally posted by pontmarius

Dear Shadowhunters: Representation fucking matters

Ok, after hearing that one of my favorite series in the entire world would be on the screen again, of course I was geeked. And soon after I accepted that this wouldn’t be like the books and learned to enjoy the show. But there are some problems that feel the need to let out.
1) Playing on somebody’s triggers is disgusting and should never have been written in. And it was inconsistent with Luke’s character henceforth.
2) We finally have a black girl who I enjoy watching - someone strong, smart and beautiful and she gets written as a villain after some amazing bonding w/ Simon and that pisses me off. The vilification of black women on tv pisses me off.
3) the addiction? Seriously writers?? The first problem is that Aldertree gave them to her - another poc is being tied to addiction and villainy and that frustrates me. He can be a rude, arrogant control freak but did he have to be the one to get his subordinate hooked on drugs and then ask her out on a date?? The second issue is Izzy’s character is supposed to be ridiculously independent and strong- this addiction doesn’t even fit her character. And it frustrates me how her relationship with clary has completely evaporated this season. Girl power matters and the writers are playing all the women against each other. Plus, I liked Raphael and even Rizzy, but throwing them together this way sucks.
4) I love Malec too, but Alec as the savior of the show runs in line with white queer men being the end all and be all of good representation. The fandom frustrates me too just because Malec is so important but there is so much fucked up representation and no one talks about it. The lack of female friendships, the vilification of poc, I’m not a fan of the addiction role given to Latinxs. A FUCKING TRIGGER SCENE IN THE SAME EPISODE AS MALEC CANDIDLY AND HEALTHILY TALKING ABOUT SUICIDE. What the heck???? The writers have shown that they are capable of good representation w/ Malec so why can’t women, poc, and mental illness other than
suicide get proper representation as well!???
5) this is more of a personal problem, but honestly Clary’s acting has gotten so much better and no one gives her credit. Also, Climon imho is cute as hell even if it did take Maia being pushed to the side to get it. And honestly, Jace is such a missed opportunity. The writers fail to reveal the nuances in his character, and layers to his behavior and that also pisses me off. Just because he’s a straight white guy does not mean you have to make him the jackass of the show. Frankly straight white men surprisingly got shitty representation too.

Ok , I’m done. If you disagree, please comment - I love having these discussions. But the moral of the rant is: Representation is important. And just because the show has a healthy relationship between a gay man and a bisexual man does not mean it has gotten it right at all.

im tired of hollywood’s colorism and its negative impact on dark skinned children. im tired of shows and movies that feature black women in romanticized, gentle, multifaceted, soft roles if she is light skinned and has eurocentric features and is therefore more palatable to white audiences and enforces the skewed idea of what is beautiful in western society. that show/film isn’t progressive, that show/film is doing nothing new.

in early films, dark skinned actresses were either excluded or they played the mammys or the nurturing characters while the lighter skinned black women were the desirable romantic interests dressed in elegant clothing. even now, dark skinned black women are so often the forceful side kick, the strong aggressive friend. it’s as if hollywood can’t fathom that femininity and classiness can be attributed to dark features, that women with darker skin can be delicate, desirable, and complex. instead they go the easy route and play into this angry strong black woman stereotype.

i want little dark skinned girls and teenagers to see themselves not only in historical films like hidden figures, but in films of all genres, fantasy, drama, and sci fi films, i want girls to see themselves in delicate roles, as princesses, as lovers, as desirable and classy women. i live for seeing dark skinned women desired and treasured and cherished. i want impressionable little girls to embrace their own afrocentric features as doll-like, for them to see the beauty of wide noses and dark eyes, for them to see more actresses sporting their own tighter kinky curly hair, for dark skin to glow on the silver screen.

the fact is that dark skinned black women have for so long had their femininity challenged in real life, by white people, black men, other light skinned people, and the media. dark black girls in school being called roaches, dark black girls being teased for their hair, dark black girls being told to stay out of the sun in the summer, dark black girls seeing no representation of their beauty when they turn on the tv or open a magazine. when you have one of the most excellent actresses probably in existence, viola davis, speaking frequently about how she is impacted by colorism in hollywood, you know things are pretty fucked up. “if you are darker than a paper bag, then you are not sexy, you are not a woman, you shouldn’t be in the realm of anything desirable, when it comes to portraying a chocolate complexioned woman with all of the different layers that make women, well, women. instead, dark-brown actresses are usually typecast as demeaning characters…”

The Briefs DBZ/S Fancast

I did one for the Son family as well [x] As i said in that one, this is based on the idea that if Hollywood were to remake a live-action DB flick and give it some justice, these are the actors I think would come close to being a good match to the character. 

Tim Man as Vegeta-  I had to borrow someone else’s idea for Vegeta, because all of my other previous choices didn’t really convince me until I saw this guy. At 5′5′’, Man is about the right height to play Vegeta,  and has a similar body-type. Man has been featured in movies such as Onk Bak 2 and Ninja: Shadow of a Tear. Though he is a stuntman, he has played minor roles as an actor and has the potential to become a main lead like others have before him . Scott Adkins was my other pick for Vegeta, but he’s a bit taller than what Vegeta should be lol. 

Rinko Kikuchi as Bulma Briefs- Besides being beautiful, those who have seen Pacific Rim know Kikuchi is adept in playing a character who is intelligent and strong-willed…

Booboo Stewart as Future Trunks- He played Warpath in X-Men: Days of Future Past, has done stunt-work, and is, well, hot af. Oh, and he looks great with long hair. Super important.

(I didn’t do Bulla/Bra because she’d be too young or nonexistent during DBZ/S. and I didn’t do Mai because she isn’t Trunks’s wife (though it is implied she later will be). Also, I’m simply not a fan of the pair.) 

Maria Felix: a Mexican Actress who play a important part of the golden era of Mexican cinema, she wasn’t only beautiful but she had strong character, she was called La Doña! (a respectful way to say the Lady).

she is definitely one of my idols and I am sure of many other not only women in the world, in her phrases she always make a point that she is a lady who like to be treated with respect but stronger than any other person.

She is one of Mexican prides!    

Kamogawa-Odori , Pontochos spring Performance

Hello everyone,

last time I wrote about Kyo-Odori the spring performance of Miyagawa-cho. Today I want to write about Kamogawa-Odori from Pontocho. as well as Kyo-Odori I went to watch Kamogawa-Odori three times.

This yeas Performance was the 180th anniversary of Kamogawa-Odori. So it was very special.

Like I said before, I enjoy all the performances of every Hanamachi. Because they all are fascinating in there own way.

Pontocho for me in general has a very interesting vibe an feeling. They seem to be much more private and closed of to the public than for example Gion Kobu wich is majestic and grand. Even though Gion Kobu and Pontocho both attract many tourist because of their restaurants and shops. I still feel that it is much harder to grasp Pontocho as a whole.

Pontocho Geiko-san walk with a certain pride that I find very interesting. Of cores all Geiko-san walk with pride, but Pontocho is different. In a good way. I was told that Geiko-san in Pontocho are one of the most accomplished in all the Hanamachis. And You can really see that when you watch Kamogawa-Odori. Kamogawa-Odori is much more theatrical that most Odoris. The performance is very Acting based. They do have Dance peaces but the Acting is much more prominent that for example in Kyo-Odori. I found that after watching the Performance more than once, that I could appreciate it much more. Even though my Japanese is not good enough yet to understand what they are saying.

This years main act was about :

“ the story of Ladies of the Minamoto and the Taira Clans” - Kamogawa-Odori pamphlet

The story is about tow family clans that fight over the political power of Kyoto. The time the story takes place is right at the end of the power of The Taria Clan. Since their leader Kiyomori died, the Minamoto Clan saw this as the chance to attack and take over. Yoshinaka managed to raise such a strong army and defeated the troops of the Taria Clan. Seeing no way to defeat the invaders, they were forced to flee the capital. Sukemori, the first son of the late Kiyomori tells his wife, Kyo no Kimi, to go and hide at her parents home. But she refused saying she will not leave him. At that moment Yamabuki, a concubine of Yoshinaka enters. Even though she is a lady she is a skilled fighter, elegant and brave. She captures Kyo no Kimi.

Minamoto no Yoshinaka of the Minamoto Clan, who made the Taira Caln flee to the western region, was finaly able to enter the capital. Fujiwaka no Mitsutaka, who is called “ Nekoma-no-Chojo” (“neko” means “cat” in Japanese) appears to pay his respects to Yoshinaka. Then Tomoe Gozen enters, she is the virtual wife of Yoshinaka. As well as Yamabuki the concubine, Tomoe Gozen is a skilled female warrior. She brings with her the captured Sukemori. And as Yamabuki brings in Kyo no Kimi she didn´t expect Yoshinaka to fall for the beauty and glamour of Kyo no Kimi.

Yamabuki Filled with anger, sadness and jealousy she acts recklessly. When Tomoe Gozen takes Kyo no Kimi with her on a mission with other female warriors, Yamabuku follows them to Suma Beach. She tries to strike at Kyo no Kimi out of blinded anger, but Tomoe Gozen defends her. Ymabuki releases she has no chance to win against Tonoe Gozen she strikes a dagger into herself. Kyo no Kimi and Tome Gozen are shocked by what they have just widenessed and ask the dying Yamabuki for the reason of her suicide. Yamabuki, now lying on the floor breathing heavily, tells them that ever since she can remember she only had eyes for Yoshinkaka and the pain of loosing him to someone else would be to great to bear. Kyo no Kimi and Tome Gozen, moved by the sad story of Yamabuki, take her in their arms to stay with her in her last moments.

Like with Kyo-Odori, watching a performance is also practice for me. Even though Pontocho may have a different dance style, I still learn a lot by watching the performance. Pontocho´s dance style is called Onoe-ryu. And there are certain Geiko-san´s who’s performances I find very inspiring. And who I watched very closely to learn from there talented performance.

Ichicho san, a senior Geiko, played the role of Fujiwaka no Mitsutaka alias “the Cat” (neko).

 Her comedic portal of the character resonated well with the audience. Comedic roles are not easy to play because it is easy to over do it. But Ichicho san has a real sence for Comedy. I talked to my teachers, Hisa Sensei (Thoshiharu) and Umeaya sensei(Kikuryuu) about this after the performance and they also told me Ichicho san is known to be very good at these kind of roles.

Momino san, also a senior Geiko, I was lucky to have met her in person. She is very kind and funny.Momino san is and extremely talented Flute player. The flute is an instrument I really like hearing performed live and Momino san is exceptional at it.

Ichisayo san played the role of Yamabuki. Not only her beauty was striking but her strong performance of such complex and tragic character was amazing. Because Pontocho has very theatrical performances there acting has to be top notch. For me as a young actress therefore it is even more exiting to watch Geiko san act on stage. Especially the death scene was so well played without overacting. Ichisayo san delivered in every way.

In this picture Ichisayo is playing a didfferent role in the kamogawa-Odori often geiko play more than one part

I would recommend everyone to go and see Kamogawa-Odori especially those of you who have an interest in theater as well as Hanamachi. It plays from May 1first May 24th at the Pontocho Kaburenjo Theater. You can get tickets ant the Pontocho Kaburenjo Theater office or you can even ask at your hotel if they could book a ticket for you. That goes for every Odori performance.


anonymous asked:

So I had a thought about Eva falling... maybe she's falling on the pearls because she's 'falling for' what vilde is doing right now (the bus,the girls, keeping sana out of it,being bus boss etc) but because the trailer is in reverse Eva realises what she's done and she does something to patch up her and sana's relationship? Idk just a thought. LOVE U THO ❤️❤️✨✨

YES I want this. I would love to see Eva take charge and help fix things. To see the beautiful strong insightful and bright character from season 1 instead of the drunk comedy relief we seem to get from her these days. 

I miss Eva and I would love to see her play such an important and beautiful role in this season and Sana’s story. MAKE IT HAPPEN.

<3 Love you too angel.

This is decidedly my favorite character of game of thrones. She is stubborn, ambitious, strong, and beautiful.

“Fear cuts deeper than swords”

“I’m the ghost in Harrenhal, she thought. And that night, there was one less name to hate”

“nothing isn’t better or worst than anything. Nothing is just nothing “

- A little Lady shouldn’t play with swords.

- I wasn’t playing. And I don’t want to be a Lady.

Love this song  ♥


If you are a fan of the books I’m pretty sure that we can all agree that this should be a movie series!
So I did a little fan cast
I tried to make it as accurate as possible including age accuracy (no one I casted is over the age of 20) but if you have any other suggestions let me know and I will make one for them too!

My girl Cinder! I love her
For her I picked my friend Kat
and OK OK…you are right she is not Asian.
But she is Native American and she explained how she is never represented in media cause there aren’t many Native American females whatsoever, even more than Asians and I want to change that. She loves Cinder and fits all of her describing perfectly!


I picked me ( @mistyxaesthetic ) naturally :)
I am an actress and I can give the character of Iko justice because I ADORE her! Also I believe that most of the cast should be unknowns as well.


Not everyone needs to be an unknown so for Scarlet I picked Sophie Turner.
She is curvy and can play a strong/kick butt character, she can totally pull off Scarlet!


For Cress I picked Natalie Dyer, she played Nancy Wheeler from Stranger Things!
She is not a household name but she is fantastic!
She has a very small frame and if you give her blonde hair she would be a perfect Cress!


Winter is a beautiful dark skinned female and sadly dark skinned girls are barely represented. So I went with Diamond White, she is from the US XFactor and has gone into a career of acting. I haven’t seen her projects so I don’t know if she is good BUT I truly believe that the actress that plays Winter has to be described as she is in the books so that dark skinned girls can have someone to look up to/someone who looks like them who isn’t playing a poor girl from the hood (because that’s what Hollywood normally does with them) and see a successful and beautiful princess!!!

{if you reblog please keep the original caption so that people will know who is who and why! :)}
Beauty and the Beast: According to Society Women Can’t Be the Beast

There have been various adaptations of the tale Beauty and the Beast since its conception and it is undoubtedly one of the most cherished tales among children and adults, but just as any tale gender roles play a part in it. In western societies these gender roles are divided into male traits: assertiveness, aggression, anger, strength, lack of emotionality, and females traits: kindness, purity, sensitivity, demureness, and weakness. Almost all roles then in television and films follow these guidelines when creating their male and female characters, which can be frustrating to those who are not limited to the traits for their gender. The response of many to change this has been to create the ‘strong female character,’ who ends up being a hypersexualized and beautiful female with male personality traits. Game of Thrones is a culture phenomenon, and one of its greatest accomplishments has been to create the character of Brienne of Tarth (played By Gwendolyn Christie). Brienne is not beautiful by any of our typical standards, but she is strong of heart, mind, and body, yet throughout the first seasons of the show it is made known that no one has ever been interested in Brienne as a woman, and she suffers for an unrequited love for another man. 

When Brienne meets the character of Jaime Lannister (played by), they clash in more ways than one:

Brienne takes Jaime as prisoner and they are forced to work together as reluctant allies. Somewhere along the journey a friendship blossomed but underlying it was an undeniable tension. 

Many fans became enraptured by the relationship between these two characters and hoped they would get together romantically. Even so, there are other members of the GoT fandom that want Jaime to stay with his current lover, twin sister Cersei, and for Brienne to stay with Tormund, a man who shows interest in Brienne to which she does not reciprocate. There appears to be a rejection of females that lack physical beauty. Females that are considered ‘ugly’ or conventionally unattractive are considered fit partners to individuals that are of equal physical attractiveness. Cersei and Jaime are very attractive, Brienne is not. It would be interesting to see if ingrained gender biases for female beauty cause fans to be against this relationship. Many current ‘strong female characters’ are tough, but beautiful, possibly strengthening the relationship between beauty and strength in women. 

Brienne is all about honor and valor. When they began their journey, Jaime was lost and Brienne could not respect him, but she understands him in a different way than his sister has. Cersei is a great female character herself, but she is undeniably selfish, and to have honor, which is what Jaime desires to achieve there needs to be no selfishness. Though these two have started as friends, they have fallen in love with one another. The actor who plays Jaime states:  ‘You constantly feel this subtext of a weird fondness and attraction between them that they never act on, and could never act on. It’s intriguing. You kind of go, “Why can’t you just…?”’

Many fans of sci-fi/action/fantasy genres believe that if women get into a relationship with a ‘masculine’ or ‘traditional alpha male,’ they suddenly lose all agency or ‘cool factor’ previously attributed to them. They prefer these female characters be with non-threatening or non-attractive male characters in order to preserve the female’s ‘strength’ and moral character, even if the female shows no interest/rejects the character in a romantic way. 

One of the things that bother me most is that women complain that they feel uncomfortable when men make overly sexual gestures at them when they obviously have no interest in them. I know how that feels like, my friends have told me how it makes them feel and it is very unpleasant.

I am not sorry, this is not the face of a woman who feels happy this is happening. The director, Dan Sackheim confirms that this attraction is very one-sided: Brienne isn’t quite smitten with the bearf–ker just yet, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope. “I think it was fairly one-sided, but that’s OK,” he reasons. “There’s nothing like a challenge. Men love a challenge.”

Brienne is one of the greatest characters of all time, and while incest is extremely creepy, people want someone who had sex with a bear? At least Cersei and Jaime could give consent to one another.

It is one thing that a woman feels an attraction from the start but is either closed off emotionally, or is not sure she wants to be in a sexual/romantic relationship. If that happens it’s okay to try to reason to the person to open up to them and if it does not change their mind then leave them alone. But someone who is not interested at all being worn down into accepting a romantic partner? Don’t do that, to yourself, or to anyone else, and do not do this to Brienne. I believe it would send a extremely important message in regards to female beauty in heterosexual relationships if Brienne finally gets to be with a man she loves. It would be the opposite of every ‘guy falls for girl’s personality but then she gets a makeover and becomes the perfect woman’ trope, which would be pretty dang cool.

Review of Harry Potter and the cursed child (play)

Hello!. So on Sunday 1st January i finally got to see Harry Potter and the cursed child in the Palace Theatre in London. And here is what i think:

It was absolutly incredible!!! One of the best shows i have seen so far (and i saw a lot of shows on west end). It was beautifully artistic and it nearly made me cry several times which means a lot.

The Plot

I know a lot of people don’t like the plot, but it worked so great on stage. I loved the plot, it was exciting until the end. It is not perfect of course (there is nothing that’s perfect not even the original books) but the plot was very good, i loved the time travelling and it served it’s main purpose: character development. Other than the books or fantastic beast cursed child is not about adventure or about the world and the plot so much, but it’s about interesting characters and character development, mainly about the development of Harrys and Albus’ father son relationship. So the main focus is not on the plot, but on the characters. So i will move on to the characters.



The characters/actors

I saw the whole main cast (which made me really happy) so here we go:


Harry James Potter

I saw Jamie Parker as Harry Potter and i can’t say enough how amazing he is. His performance was one of the best performances i ever got to see on a stage and this man is so talented it’s not normal any more. His portrayal of Harry’s pain about his relationship to Albus and about his haunting memories of the past was beautiful. His screams in Harry‘s nightmare scenes were bonechilling and we see how much Harry as a young adult with all this preasure on him is still haunted by his past. At the beginning of the play Jamie plays Harry very sorrowless and happy, we see what a loving father he is and Jamie Parker has great charisma on stage. With the developement of the plot however, Harry gets more and more stressed, there is a lot of preasure on him and Jamie‘s portrayal gets darker and he shows us the troubled but beautifully complex and very emotional human being. We see how much he loves his son and is trying to be a good father, but he has no idea how to show Albus his love. Harry as an interesting character is beautifully written and Jamie Parker brought Harry from the books to life on stage. I think he is perfectly casted and one of the most talented actors on the west end.



Albus Severus Potter

I saw Sam Clemmett as Albus Potter and he was amazing. His portrayal of Albus shows how angry Albus was and we understand why he is so angry. Everyone expects him to be like what they think Harry was: a perfect human being (which Harry of course wasn’t ). It must be very very hard to see that all your siblings go to Griffindor and are popular and you are sorted into Slytherin. He makes Harry‘s fame responsible for his suffering (and bullying in school) and that’s why he behaves the way to Harry as he does. He doesn’t want to see the famous Harry Potter he wants to see his father which is very hard for both of them. The most important scene in the whole play is the blanket scene in part one act one. The scene was tragically beautifully played by both Sam and Jamie and you could see that they both understood their characters perfectly.

Sam had great on stage chemistry with Jamie and Poppy (Ginny ) and with Anthony (Scorpius) of course. These two boys were brilliant together. Sam is an amazing and very young actor and we will definetly see more of him in te futute.




Ginny Potter

I saw Poppy Miller as Ginny and she was awesome (you will hear this a lot). In the movies i never really liked Ginny and i don’t think Bonny Wright did much for her character, it was so refreshing to see the strong and fierce Ginny we love so much from the books. Poppy portrays Ginny as a strong woman, a loving mother and as a very supportive wife (she has one moment when she doubts Harry, but this flaw and her apology just made her character more interesting and beautiful). She and Jamie had amazing chemistry and the kiss was so adorable. My favourite Ginny line, which is perfectly presented by Poppy, is when she answeres Draco with “my son is missing too!” Poppy literally screams this line and it’s such a strong moment (Draco‘s /Alex’ reaction is priceless).



Hermione Jean Granger

I saw Noma Dumenzweni as Hermione and you can tell me whatever you want but this woman was born to play Hermione Granger. She is one of those very rare actors/actresses who have such an authority when they enter the stage. Her Hermione was so strong and fierce as i remembered her from the books and she played such an amazing Minister of Magic (i really can’t imagine Emma Watson playing Hermione as Minister of Magic, it really wouldn’t fit for me as i always found Emma to be not strong and bossy enough to play Hermione). But Noma also has some beautiful soft scenes in the play e.g. in her kissing scene with Ron (they are a perfect couple) and this one scene after they changed back time and she sees Rose and then fully realized that her daughter didn’t excist in the other universe and they share a very heartbreaking hug. I don’t care about her skin colour or that some idiots think that she is too ugly to play Hermione, she was incredible and perfect in my eyes.



Ron(ald) Weasley

I saw Paul Thorne as Ron Weasley and it was such a delight watching him. Ron has a lot of funny moments in the play , which paul played masterly, he is trying to be the light in those dark moments, but at the same time he is still the good friend we saw in the books. He stands up for his wife and his friend and Paul made me love Ron even more. He had amazing chemistry with Noma and their kissing scene was so cute and heartwarming.



Rose Granger Weasley

I saw Cherrelle Skeete as Rose. When reading the script book first i didn’t like Rose that much, but Cherrele managed to let me see the Hermione part more in her and i actually really liked Rose in the play. She gives a very energetic performance and had some good moments with Scorpius. I think i saw not enough of her to properly judge her, but i think she is a very talented young actress.



Draco Malfoy

I saw Alex Price as Draco and he was amazing. In the first part he portrays Draco as we all know him from the books (at the beginning he is a little brat), but the more we get into the play we see the real Draco, he loves his son more than anything like Harry does (and yes they have a lot of father son issues too) and he gets more and more in touch with Harry, Ginny and Ron and Hermione as he has the same problem as Harry, his son is missing. To see Draco working with the golden trio makes a really great dynamic at the end of the play. I also love that through Alex incredible acting we see how lonely Draco always has felt and that he indeed is not a bad human being but a very interesting and developed character.



Scorpius Malfoy

I saw Anthony Boyle as Scorpius Malfoy and i tell you if Jamie Parker wouldn’t have been such an incredible actor this young man would have totally stolen the show. It’s very hard to describe Anthony’s acting and his high voice but this young actor is something special. I don’t think anyone came out of the theatre not totally in love with Scorpius Malfoy. Anthony has perfect comedic timing and he was so talented in the more silent scenes (i swear i saw a tear in his eyes). Whoever will play the part on Broadway has some big shoes to fill and in my opinion has to go with a totally different interpretation of Scorpius because you can’t imitate Anthony Boyle.

Before this blog gets even longer i won’t go into detail about the other actors, but i have to especially mention Esther Smith as Delphi and Paul Bennett as Snape for doing an especially great job.



The special effects

Please don’t ask me how they do it! The special effects are incredible, they are like real magic and with some tricks i still have no clue how they do it . I was sitting there with my jaw open and it was just magical. I can’t even say what i loved best it was all so amazing. But please never let the Dementors near me again. They were so creepy and frightening, amazingly made, but so creepy, not to even mention their terrifying screams. I never felt that horrified in my life before, i guess that’s the biggest compliment i can make the person, whoever designed them.




The costumes

All of the costumes were beautiful and fitted the characters very well. I loved how flowy the cloakes were, what looked really good in the dance numbers. I especially liked the costumes for the alternate Voldemort timeline, they were all black and so beautifully elegant especially Scorpius‘, Draco’s and Snape’s costumes.




Things i didn’t like

There wasn’t much that i didn’t like and it’s really just nitpicking, but every great thing always has some flaws that’s normal.

First of all i had some problems with some specific actors, mainly with the actor who played Bane. He was so over the top that it was nearly hilarious to me. Maybe he had a bad day or just is not my cup of tea.

As much as i loved Paul Bennett as Snape his voice was way too special to play Voldemort as well, it was a little bit outputting as it was very clear that it was the same actor. Normally theatre can hide it very well when an actor plays multiple roles, but that really doesn’t work with Paul Bennett. I really loved his Snape (which means a lot form e as a hardcore Snape fan), but because he was so special and fitted so well to Snape, it was to me as Snape tried to pretend he is Voldemort, which felt really weird to me. And i really didn’t like that they went with no nose ,new body Voldemort as up to my knowlegde he only looks like this since book four. I guess they made it so the audience can recognize him better.

The last things i wasn’t too fond of (but didn’t hate either) were the Trolley Witch (it was very cleverly made and funny just a little bit too much for me personally) and Delphi. I loved Esthers portrayal of her especially at the beginning and i don’t have anything against the idea of Voldemort having a child and overall i liked Delphi, but they could have developed her character a little bit more at the end, that’s all.  As i said nitpicking.

All in all it was one of the best days of my life and the show is amazing and i love it with all my heart. If you have a chance to see it: DO IT!!! It is one of the most beautiful Harry Potter related things i have seen and please don’t judge it too soon by just reading the script. The script is very empty without seeing this wonderful show bringing it to life

I know this blog is very long, but i hope you enjoyed <3

I like that Overwatch has characters that fit into the typical action game tropes and then invert them

Like you’ve got your gun toting poster child, grass roots hero….. who’s pushing past his fifties, who the entire world thinks is dead, has turned into an agressive vigilante but is still soft hearted and just wants to make the world better beyond his hardened guise

You have your pretty blonde pacifist medic…..who opposes the male ‘heroes’ when she sees things getting out of hand, who puts her foot down the moment she sees injustice, who knows that sometimes you might have to resort to ‘preventative care’ to stop people from getting hurt, whose parents died due to war and who still became a world renowned surgeon

You have your ‘vigilante’ anti hero with a six shooter and a sarcastic streak…..who doesn’t use his position to get away with any shitty dealings, who looks at his criminal past with regret, who stood up to his ‘teacher’ when he saw things heading south, who makes sure no innocents get caught in the crossfire because this isn’t their fight, who doesn’t use his position to be intolerant or gruff to anyone who hasn’t done something to warrant his ire

You have your ‘plucky’ pixie warrior girl with a snippy catchphrase……who has proven herself to be the top agent in her field, never stops to be ‘sexy’ nor use her wiles to complete missions, who went through a horrific, life changing experience but doesn’t let her pain drag her down or lean on others, who is never moved on sexually by any character in the game and her most important relationship is with a highly intelligent gorilla who she dotes on like a sister

You have your beautiful, lady soldier……in full battle armor, a potential amputee, who never takes off her combat armor and keeps strategy in mind, always, who never lets her duty evade her, who’s never sexualized or has her abilities underscored to play ‘love interest’ or ‘second best’ to the boys, whose main motivation came from her mother

You have your strong, knightly character….who’s pushing seventy and repeatedly notes his frequent signs of aging, who is excited for the younger generation to become heroes, who wants to be a positive role model rather than be bitter that his proteges are taking his ‘glory’

You have your heavy, tank character…..who’s a buff, russian woman, who got her gun after ripping it off an armored truck, who left her dreams in her homeland to defend her country tooth and nail, whose sense of duty and honor outweighs her desires for personal greatness

Overwatch is just….such a good