sitcom character

notes on patterns of character introduction:

  • the first thing we hear from Doug Eiffel is that his voice, as we hear it, is a recorded, transmitted log, and that his job is to communicate.
  • Minkowski is introduced speaking over the Hephaestus’s intercom.
  • so is Hilbert.
  • Hera is, arguably, always speaking as though over an intercom.
  • the first time we hear Cutter’s voice, he speaks over his own intercom, and then is on a call with Minkowski and Eiffel.
  • Lovelace comes in on her recording left for future crews, then her own logs and message for Goddard. when she appears in person, she also is first heard as a transmission, hailing the Hephaestus.
  • Rachel is first heard making a phone call.
  • Kepler’s first appearance is his “Horrible Unending Nightmare” call to Eiffel.
  • Jacobi is introduced attempting to hail the Hephaestus.
  • Maxwell, as she does with so many of this show’s character signifiers, breaks the pattern – her intro is a mid-episode surprise, but she’s talking right there.
  • and of course, there are the Dear Listeners.

in short: with the notable exception of Maxwell, every character on the show is first heard through, or while making, a call, recording, or transmission of some kind. (Even the Blessed Eternal is first heard over the intercom.) Because Wolf 359 is a show about two things – personhood and communication. People are shaped by their attempts to reach out to one another.

A joke inevitably in every modern sitcom
  • Curmudgeonly older main character: Hello, would you like some coffee?
  • Millenial: (on phone, texting and/or taking a selfie) Yea, I'll have a mocha half-caf soy tie-dye frappalappadapacino.
  • Curmudgeonly older main character: I said COFFEE, damnit!
  • (canned laughter, uproarious applause)
Do you even lift?

Genre: Gym! Au

Pairing: Jungkook X reader

Fandom: BTS

Summary: You told yourself that signing up for a gym class would take your mind off of things but when you meet your trainer you’re a little less convinced you’ll be focused on working out. 

Originally posted by wonhoslilmonster

This was it. It was your first attempt at pulling your life together. That meant no more Netflix marathons that lasted days long, no more stressing out over being single, no more worrying about your weight, and no more stressing about work. When you signed up for the gym it felt like everything was solved but as you walked up the concrete steps a slight off-putting feeling was in your stomach. You hadn’t worked out in ages to be quite honest. You wondered if everyone in there was going to be extremely hot like in those sitcoms where the main character makes some self-deprecating joke after seeing everyone. You took a deep breathe and opened the door. A friendly seeming girl greeted you at the door and you just smiled back in response. One of the trainers came over to you with a smile.

“Hi, Are you new here?” 

Your gaze moved up to his face and you froze. There it was. The moment like those cheesy TV shows. You almost couldn’t believe how good looking he was.

“Yeah, is it that obvious?” You asked, looking concerned.

Jungkook let out a chuckle. 

“It’s not that. This place is just mostly regulars and I would have definitely remembered you. I’m a trainer her and my name’s Jungkook.”

Was that a compliment? His last comment left you confused but you decided to just leave it as it was. 

“Oh, well I was just going to go use the treadmill. I don’t really need a trainer for that.” You told him.

Jungkook nods slowly. 

“That’s fine, just call for me if you need me. Can I ask you for your name?”

A bit taken back you answer him. “Y/N.”

You watch as the taller boy walks away from you to do what looks like his own work out without saying another word. Ignoring him, you walk over to the treadmill to start off and he heads off behind you. As you start running you feel a bit strange. Almost as if you were being stared at but you assumed it was because you weren’t used to the environment. Pushing the thought aside you started to run but after 5 minutes your phone changed to a song you didn’t care for so you picked your phone back up. In the reflection you saw Jungkook looking over at you. You rolled your eyes. Did he not think you could do this yourself? Now you were out to just prove him wrong. You turned up the incline to make running more difficult and turned up the speed. You could only take another 5-10 minutes of running like this until you had to stop to take a break. 

As you stepped off of the machine you realized you must have out-done yourself because your legs felt weak and you almost fell over. Jungkook calls your name from the side and you look over at him.

“Can you spot me really quick?” He says, cockily pressing his tongue against his cheek.

You walked over to him taking notice of the intense amount of weight on the bars with a sigh. 

“Are you sure that you can lift that?”

Jungkook scoffs. “I wouldn’t have put it on if I couldn’t handle it.” 

“Alright, whatever.”

He lifts his arms up to bring the weights off the holder, flexing pretty hard. He had his sleeves rolled up, trying to make the main focus being his arms, To be honest though he wasn’t struggling as much as you thought he would, lifting it up continuously. As he’s counting he suddenly stops at 47, almost dropping it on his chest. You instinctively reach down to grab it but it still manages to hit his chest. He cringes, trying to breathe properly. You get down on your knees next to him, holding it off of him.

“Are you okay? Should I go get someone? I think it just knocked the wind out of you but what if you broke something?”

Jungkook moves his head on his cheek to face you. His scrunched up and in pain face changes and he starts to laugh. You sit there in confusion while he sets it back in it’s place with ease.

“I was just messing with you but you’re really cute when you’re worried.” He laughed.

“What the hell? Jungkook that’s not funny I thought you broke a rib!” You stood up, grabbing your water bottle. 

His hand reaches out and grabs yours as he still lays there.

“Alright. Alright. I’m sorry. You don’t have to get so mad.” He tried to stifle his laughter. 

When he didn’t let go you realize how long you had been holding hands, pulling yours away.

“How could I tell If you weren’t hurt? You know that I’m knew to this stuff…” You mumbled.

“I told you I’d help you.”

“Staring at my ass while I run isn’t going to help me.”

Jungkook blushed, shocking you. He must have thought you weren’t paying attention and to avoid embarrassing him more you gave in.

“Whatever, you can help me but please, don’t make me lift 1000 lbs.”

He sat up from the bench, smiling. “I won’t. We can start off easy, okay? But you have to tell me if it’s too much.”

With the nod you gave him he took your hand again, guiding you over to another part of the gym.Your eyes were now glued to the high up pole above your head. The last time you even attempted to do a pull up was in high school but even then you weren’t too successful. You look at Jungkook like he’s crazy.

“I can’t even reach that without jumping. Isn’t there a shorter one?” You say just trying to come up with an excuse.

“There is but other people are on them. It’s okay though, I told you I was going to help you.”

He comes over to get behind you and you feel his hands being placed on your waist.  Your mind starts to wonder and you’re mentally scolding yourself being so gross at a time like this. It was just hard not to when you felt his grip on you.

 “Alright so I need you to just put your arms up and when I lift you just grab the bar.”

“O-okay…” You say as you bring your arms above your head.

Jungkook does as promised, lifting you off your feet with ease to grab the bar. Once you grabbed on you assumed he would let go but he still hadn’t.

“Okay now I need you to go ahead and do one. I’m not going to lift you to help, I just need to make sure you won’t fall when I let go.

”Obediently you pull your body weight up as much as you can until your chin goes past the bar. Doing one was exhausting enough and you were scared for when he was going to let go.

 “That was good. I want you to do one on your own, okay?”

“Okay.” You say as you prepare yourself.

Jungkook slowly let’s go of you and you already miss his hands being on you. Weakly you try to stay up there but it was obvious you were struggling.

“Just do one more for me.” He says, walking over to stand in front of you to watch.

Your hands started to sweat and you kicked your legs to help it give you that last push over the bar. To your surprise, you made it over but right afterwards your hands slip. Jungkook rushes over and grabs you before you fall despite the drop not being so big. You can see that dumb smirk on his face again.

“It’s not funny…This is easy for you because you do this all the time…”

Jungkook smiled. “I wasn’t going to say anything. You did good, we just need to work on it. My schedule is open this week. How about it?”

Concept: season 7 focuses on the rest of the town and what they were up to while the heroes & villains were constantly going at it for the past 5 seasons. Rumple, Regina and hook are in the background doing stuff they’ve already done to give us a sense of timeframe. The 22 episodes are just the dwarfs, Archie, Gepetto, etc. gossiping, shit talking, and lamenting the high Storybrooke cost-of-living at Granny’s. In the season finale, Granny and Gepetto get married and Ruby and Dorothy come back, also happily married, to attend.

charlesoberonn  asked:

You mentioned wanting all storyboard artists to go to at least one board breakdown. Do you have any other tips/guidelines or things you'd want your staff to do if you ended up being a showrunner?

I’m not sure. It’s all super hypothetical and I’d probably end up realizing what was needed as we needed it.

However, if I were to guess, I think I would have each storyboard artist come to their own breakdown at some point, at least once. They could probably do it on their 2nd or 3rd board, after they’ve started getting their sea legs, so they can build it into their process at the same time that they’re getting stronger with the style of the show.

Something else I would be trying to do is get rid of flat staging where I could. In animation, and in TV animation especially, it’s very common for staging to be similar to a sitcom. Characters stand in ¾ angles and the camera is either a wide, a medium, or a close on them. This style of staging is great for many things because it’s clear, it’s easily understandable for different kinds/shapes/styles of characters, it’s very easy to teach, it cuts down on how many backgrounds you need, and it makes shot choice styles line up across 10 different storyboarders. I don’t think that look fits Infinity Train though.

I would probably give my storyboard artists some homework, much like how I was given homework when I first started on Regular Show. I was told to read “The Five C’s of Cinematography”, “The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation”, and Preston Blair’s classic “Cartoon Animation”. Since Infinity Train would have comedy, adventure, sci-fi, and horror elements, I guess I would have people take a look at Alfred Hitchcock storyboards and shot choices. I specifically like the shot choices in The Birds.

I think if the shot isn’t increasing drama somehow and doesn’t feel like a movie, then it’s comedy, which we should only use flat staging on comedy sections. There are a lot of unreasonably specific shot choices I like to make and I would try to get as involved in that as I could with the team. If you’re that specific about something, it’s kinda unfair to make someone else keep trying to make it over and over again, you gotta get in there yourself and explore it with them. That was something I appreciated about Regular Show. JG would let us give it a shot, then he’d let us try again, then if we didn’t get it on the third time he would just do it with us.

I think I would also just point artists and writers to people and works that I think about that will affect the tone and look of the show. I think letting people know where you’re coming from on a show really helps them get an understanding of the show because it points to things they’re already familiar with. So for example, on Regular Show we were pointed toward Mighty Boosh and the Simpsons. For Infinity Train I think its influences include: Killian Eng, Lucian Stanculescu, Myst, Agatha Christie, Voyager, Doctor Who, The Prisoner, Chronicles of Narnia, Wrinkle in Time series, It Follows, The Guest, Empire Strikes Back, and who knows how many more that I can’t immediately think of.

Anyway, that was a pretty long answer after saying “I don’t know” so I guess maybe I do know.

  • My Psychosis: Dude... ur feet ain't real
  • Me: No, they are right there, i can see them!
  • My psychosis: Yeah,but listen
  • My psychosis: what if...
  • My psychosis: ur feet aint real
  • Me: ... holly fuck youre right
  • My psychosis: heck yeah im always right

Barney Stinson, thank you. Thank you for the gags, for being an amazing friend, for being smart, funny, for the catchphrases, for the legend- wait for it- dary, for the laser tag, thank you for the jokes, for the jokes about Canada, for the naked man, the lemon law, the possimpible, the plabook, the suits, the dance numbers, brover, the ducky tie, the slaps (well, I have to thank Marshall), the bro code, the rehearsal dinner, for desperation day, for haaaave you met Ted?, for “challenge accepted”, but most of all…thank you for THE ROBIN.

mlp:fim exists as this very peculiar mix of children’s fairy tales and fairly realistic, sitcom-esque character writing and it usually works well, but there are some things about this mix that are… odd

i think the weirdest thing about this is how lots of intelligent species in the mlp world other than ponies “don’t believe in friendship”, especially in later seasons. this would be right at home in a fable–like sure, make 99% of the dragons and griffons and whatnot mean for the sake of the story, why not? but when the ponies are mostly written like realistic, three-dimensional people with regular problems rather than fairy tale characters, having a whole city of asshole griffons who “don’t DO friendship” and need to be taught the value of not being an asshole is. weird

Because “antihero” doesn’t even begin to describe it. Because unapologetic dickishness has never been captured so perfectly. Because the creators of the show (Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, and Charlie Day) are three of its five stars, and they know exactly how to walk the line that separates lovable asshole from irredeemable asshole. Because the rhythms of their relationship not only remain consistent, but evolve over the years, resulting in a sitcom with characters as organically real as the best drama you’ve ever watched.
—  Peter Rubin, on why you should binge-watch It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia this summer (x)