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List of anime series/movies with unique art styles.

For my friends on tumblr, in case you guys want something to watch, here’s a quick list of anime series/movies with unusual/unique art styles that you may or may not know.


With an artstyle reminiscent of the original Astro Boy, Kaiba has a very simplistic (yet stylized) and fluid style of animation and art. The story revolves around the titular character, who wakes up with a hole in his chest with no idea of who he is. I enjoyed this a lot for the art, music and characters, who all have realistic motivations and ideals, as well as the themes handled in it; such as what defines “being human” when bodies and memories are as disposable as plastic.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Psychological Drama


In terms of sheer action and excitement I got from watching a movie, I’ve got to say that Redline is one of the best ever in those departments. With a highly stylized comic-book-esque art style with a high influence from Western comics like Dick Tracy (with the emphasis on black shadows on solid colours and thick black outlines), this show is extremely fluidly animated, the movie is said to consist of 120 000 hand-drawn frames, taking seven years to complete. The movie follows the story of racer JP (aka “Sweet” JP, because of his refusal to use weaponry while racing) trying to win (and survive) the titular Redline, a race consisting of multiple racers from multiple different galaxies and planets.
Genre: Racing, Sci-Fi, Action


Every frame of this anime could be screencapped and slapped onto someone’s dashboard for their aesthetic. That is how distinct the art style and character design of this show is. The show uses a form of “plaid animation”, where something will be animated over a still color or object as it moves, creating most of the time a jarring effect that is usually the sign of a lazy animator, however in Mononoke, the show utilizes the art to create a sense of a surreal, dream-like environment, intentionally focusing on the jarring effect. The art and design of the environment is also extremely ornate and beautiful.
The show focuses on the story of the unknown Medicine Seller and his travels through Japan (in an unknown time period), killing spirits and creatures known as Mononoke. However, he cannot do so until he learns their Form, Truth and Reasoning/Regret, which leads to some very interesting lessons at the end of each story.
Genre: Mystery, Horror

Dead Leaves

Another comic-influenced movie, and just barely under an hour too; Dead Leaves is an extremely fun, hyper-action-packed movie with amazing character design (almost EVERY good character in this movie has a unique design, barring the civilains and generic bad guy cannon fodder), driven by slapstick, humor (usually of the sexual kind) and more pop culture references than you can digest within the time span they’re thrown at you. The story focuses on criminals Retro and Pandy; Retro having a TV instead of a head, and Pandy having a panda-like marking on her eye, who, shortly after waking up on the moon and causing havoc on a nearby planet, are imprisoned in a super-jail.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Kuuchuu Buranko / Welcome to Irabu’s Office

Combining rotoscoped 3D, 2D animation and live action elements, Kuuchuu Buranko is an extremely surreal look into the world of psychiatry. The art and designs were created by the lead artist of Mononoke, Kenji Nakamura. But whereas Mononoke had some subtlety to its art, this show is bright, colourful and neon as all hell. The show focuses on Dr. Ichiro Irabu and how he helps his patients with their problems, who are all connected in some way or the other.
Genre: Comedy, Psychological Drama

The Tatami Galaxy

With a bright visual style that also manages to be subtle at the same time, The Tatami Galaxy also utilizes not just its art as a device for story telling, but the form of the show itself to convey its messages. I can’t spoil too much about the show, but I can give you this: if you enjoy the first episode, please watch it to completion, as this show basically requires the viewer to watch the show in its entirety. The story focuses on an unnamed protagonist, commonly referred to as Watashi by the show’s fans, who tries to attain the “rose-tinted” college life style he has desired for his whole life, as well as all the challenges he faces on the way. With fast-paced dialogue, a lot of humor, interesting character and background designs, as well as the various forms of “characterization”, and also the themes tackled by this show, I’d say it’s one of my favorite shows of all time.
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Psychological, Sci-Fi

Mind Game

Mind Game. Directed by Masaaki Yuasa (also the director behind The Tatami Galaxy, Kaiba and Ping-Pong). I don’t think words can do this movie justice, but I’ll try. Imagine a combination of 3D-morphing-into-2D, sketches, animated photo images of (presumably) the voice actor’s for talking, extremely smooth and fluid movement, plus an insane amount of exaggeration,all coupled with a huge range of bright and dark colours and you’ve got Mind Game’s animation style down somewhat. Go look up more GIFs, they’ll help you understand the range of styles this surreal (and extremely fun) movie goes through. The plot follows Nishi, a down-on-his-luck, 20-years-old manga writer, running into his childhood crush Myon. He discovers she’s getting married soon while they’re talking inside her father’s restaurant. After that (plus another key event), the craziness in the movie begins; Nishi having a new-found desire to live life.
Genre: Comedy, Surrealism, 


Tekkonkinkreet, although similar in appearance to some Masaaki Yuasa works, was not made by the man himself (although, it was made by the company, Studio 4°Cthat helped produce Mind Game). This movie has incredibly detailed backgrounds, similar to a Studio Ghibli film, with amazing usage of lighting, camera shots and motion blur as well as a wide variety of colours and shades. The story follows Black and White, two street orphans who call themselves “The Cats”, trying to keep control of their town from dangerous enemies. Although vastly different in personalities, they support each other emotionally, mentally and physically very well.
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure

The Diary of Tortov Riddle

The Diary of Tortov Roddle, although very short (6 episodes all leading up to 14 minutes! Watch it here! It has three special episodes that are part of the DVD though), is an interesting adventure of a surreal world that seems almost like a moving/animated picture rather than a movie or series. It follows the journey of Tortov Roddle and his pig-steed throughout this world, with just his calm thoughts and experiences. There’s no dialogue in this series but it doesn’t really require any dialogue at all, the only dialogue being Tortov’s journal entries at the beginning and end of each episode. The music, lack of dialogue and artall contribute to a very interesting, mysterious atmosphere.
Genre: Fantasy, Surrealism, Adventure

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Straight outta Compton Studio Ghibli, The Tale of Princess Kaguya is an adaption of one of the staples of traditional Japanese folklore, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. This film adapts the ancient story of the young princess who grew out of a bamboo shoot and breathes fresh new life into it while still staying 100% true to the source material. The art can only be described as absolutely gorgeous, using a pale colour palette in a constantly shifting style that recalls the ancient Japanese watercolour paintings that the original story was recorded on.

Genre:  Fantasy, Drama

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Oh man this show.
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei follows the story of Nozomu Itoshiki, an overdramatic teacher so pessismistic about everything that he would try committing suicide over pretty much the smallest inconvenience (his name, when its Japanese characters are read horizontally, also translates into “Despair”) and his bizarre homeroom students’ antics. The series parodies almost everything there is to satrize in Japanese culture (the show even parodies itself from time to time with casual 4th wall-breaking from every show), as well as the general media and politics of the world, as well as having an insane amount of references to various things regardless of fame; from Gundam, Evangelion and Gurren Lagann, to Franz Kafka, Edward Gorey and South Park. The art’s very minimal (which itself gets parodied later on in the series), but it, uh, changes a lot, to put it simply.

Genre: Comedy, Parody


(gotta lot of requests to list this one)

Sports anime tends to always get a bad rep amongst anime fans for various reasons, whether it be that the viewer gets tired of seeing another Dempsey Roll, or the amount of reused frames in the series, they’re all understandable.
And so comes Ping-Pong to shatter those preconceptions of what a sports anime can be. Focusing rather on the characters, their emotions and development rather than the titular game that the anime’s based on (unlike most sports anime), this coming-of-age show following two boys as they (one actually) strive to become the best table tennis players in the world, is directed by none other than Masaaki Yuasa, who has directed a lot of the shows and movies on this list actually, with his trademark style of not having a trademark artstyle (other than wobbly simple lines and psychedelic colours).

Genre: Psychological, Drama, Coming-Of-Age, Sports

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

(im still in the process of watching Gankutusou and Ping-Pong (thanks school) hence why they weren’t in the original post)

Gankutsuou is what most people would call “art porn”, as it uses various still textures, colours and patterns within the character’s lineart, similar to Mononoke and Kuuchuu Buranko though to a much greater extent, while using 3D and 2D animation on the characters and backgrounds. The story is broadly based on the titular story of The Count of Monte Cristo, but with many differences, such as being set in the year 5053, plotlines and character endings being altered/removed, the pacing being changed from the original story, as well as the incorporation of many sci-fi themes. The general aesthetic of the show is that of 19th century France in a highly futuristic setting.

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Supernatural


Based off a popular gambling manga by Nobuyuki Fukumoto, Kaiji follows the story of the titular character, Kaiji Itou, an unemployed slacker who spends his days gambling (and always losing), stealing, drinking and being obsessed with money. He suddenly finds himself 3 million in debt, and is offered the chance to erase all of his debt, and maybe even earn some cash, in one night.

Via gambling.

With thick bold lines, exaggerated expressions and hugely caricaturized faces that woul make more sense in a comedy that all serve as a plus to the show, Kaiji is an intense psychological thriller that always leaves you on the edge of your seat, with some of the most insane and dramatic gambles in any piece of fiction.

Genre: Psychological, Thriller, Gambling

Panty and Stocking With Garterbelt

Two angels, kicked out of Heaven, have been tasked with cleaning up the filthy sin-riddled Daten City, and can only return once they’ve gotten enough Heaven coins!

Not like that matters to Panty and Stocking anyways, whose only cares in the world are what tastes good, much to the chagrin of local priest Garterbelt.

With a ton of American pop culture references, humor that would make South Park seem like a kid’s show, action that is so bizarre it can’t even be explained, and an animation style that’s more akin to a cartoon on a huge drug trip than anything else, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt shows that sometimes too much of a good thing is still a good thing.

Genre: Comedy, Action, Parody, Not something to play around Grandma

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

There really is no other gif that explains and summarizes Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure better than this one.

Based off the hugely popular manga by Araki Hirohiko, the show follows the story of the Joestar bloodline. Jojo is unique in that it doesn’t follow one group of characters or main character throughout the entire franchise, but rather a different cast in a different location throughout the world, ranging from 1930s New York, to 1980s Japan, to Egypt and much more.

If I’m being rather vague about describing this rather popular show, I apologize, but there really is no way to properly explain this bizarre series.

With proportions that look like it was ripped straight out of a bodybuilder’s magazine, poses that could probably break your spine if even just attempted, and fights that end up being some of the most hype as well as some of the most ridiculous you’ll have ever seen, as well as a bright, dramatic colour pallete, this is a show that truly lives up to its “Bizarre” title.

(also protip: start with the 2012 adaption first rather than the 90s OVA, and read the manga.)

Genre: Action, Comedy, Supernatural, Mystery

Types of Humor: The 5 "S"s

Slapstick: physical humor, as in humor found from physical stimuli or physical reactions. Ex: farts, sex, AFV, pie to the face, Three Stooges.

Sarcastic: double-entente humor, as in humor based off of the ironic difference between literal and intended meaning. Ex: Bert and Ernie, Squidward, 9th Doctor, Sam Winchester

Subtle: dry or deadpan humor, as in humor which is found by an unaffected delivery of emotional or radical subject material. Ex: Mikasa, Jeff Dunham, Sheldon, Phil Coulson, Castiel

Satirical: ridiculing humor, as in humor which seeks to mock faults in the status quos or belief systems. Ex: Deadpool, SNL, Monty Python, Springtime with Hitler

Sardonic: dark humor, as in humor which plays off of tragic events to create a grim irony. Ex: Cruel Irony, “Laugh to keep from crying”,  Shakespeare, Olaf the Snowman

-Now, keep in mind that people can have one or many of these types of humors, and often can appreciate one or many types of humor. Its good to give a character some funny aspects to them, and hopefully this little cheat sheet will help you decide what kind of aspects that might be.-

A Simple Knock (M)

Originally posted by cmtae

Summary: Nearly every night since the conception of your friendship in middle school, like clockwork, Taehyung knocks on your window to be allowed in with the most platonic of intentions. With age and exposure to you, his certainty in the nature of his feelings shift, and he can’t hold it in. (Part one of three)

Rating: M

Genre: Smut/Angst

Word Count: 4,787

Part 1 | Part 2

A/N: The italicized portion of the story is past tense!

Kim Taehyung is as infallibly adorable and frustratingly annoying as the sky is endless, and for nearly every night since the two of you were in middle school, he is agonizingly predictable. Like clockwork, when the moon is steadily climbing higher into a Catalina blue sky sprinkled with shimmer and your parents have long since gone to bed, Taehyung performs a series of knocks. He swears the knocks are a secret code, and he has the most serious expression on his face when he tells you so, but each time they sound different with no rhyme or reason. There’s no use protesting or trying to correct him because every time you do, his face splits into a smile that melts your resolve. Even still, you let him into your room every single time, because as infuriating as he can be sometimes, he’s a permanent fixture and constant source of comfort in your life as you are for him.

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anonymous asked:

so i noticed you said you like paperhat, how do you feel about everyone that says its abusive? if you get more into the fandom, would you avoid that part of the ship and stay in the fluffy side?

I’m actually really glad you asked this!

What I’m going to start off by saying, is with cartoons and fiction, I think there is a bog difference between slapstick humor, and violence and abuse.
For example, Black Hat is defined as the major villain, so of course he’s going to be a total jerk. But the way it’s portrayed is humorous and light.

Originally posted by demo-ness

That’s what makes the difference with fiction, ESPECIALLY cartoons! It all has to do with the light and seriousness in which you convey it. Because these characters aren’t real, and can’t feel, it’s up to us as the viewer to determine how they feel. That all has to do with the tone.

A tone like this:

Originally posted by sapphic-ravenclaw

The colors, the animation, the character reaction. It all conveys dark and serious. Making the viewer see it as abuse, not slapstick humor. You feel bad for Pacifica in a more serious way. It’s “how awful…” it’s not “LMAO that’s terrible!!”

Meanwhile a tone like this:

Originally posted by gameraboy

although it’s violent, the tone and scheme make it slapstick. Therefor the audience views it as light and humorous so there’s no bad effect. This is how we would react “LMAO how terrible!!!” This differentiates it from abuse.

Anyway, this is just how I see it. i don’t want to step on any toes or make people angry, but in my time as a creative, writing and animating and character design, this is what I see. Now of course if anything happens in Villainous that makes me see it as abuse (negative light), I’m not going to be able to help but stop shipping it.

So if the fandom gets too in depth about this and starts hating on the ship for X, Y and Z. I’m just going to steer clear.

Also I think it would be cute to see Black Hat have a bit of a soft side just for Flug, but that’s just me being me!

Some thoughts on the BvS anniversary

Watching “BvS” for the nth time a year after it premiered. And it still makes me tear up, just like it did during the opening sequence the first time I ever saw it. And that usually happens to me whenever I get the sense that a piece of art is going to do justice to another piece of art.

The perfection in casting (including a re-imagined Lex Luthor), the depth of dialogue, the ability of the music to engage, the visual tone that lets you know whether you’re in Gotham or Metropolis… just the attention to detail. Plus, I’ve got my suspicions as to which story arcs from the comics (canon) the DCEU has been taking elements from, so I’m sooo excited to see how it all plays out.

There were moments of levity, but not once do I remember thinking, “I wish there were more!”. And even those were a bit grim. Well, then. Welcome to the DC Universe, specifically the Batman Universe! So, yeah, there’s some context for everyone.

I’m sure we’ll be given more comedic moments when the Justice League unite and other personalities come into play. I mean, their banter in the comics? Gold. I don’t expect any slapstick humor, but I’d be okay without it, too, to be honest.

It wasn’t too much or too convoluted, in my opinion. No uneccessary fight scenes just to pander to audiences. It was as much “Bruce v Clark” as it was “Batman v Superman”. And I think it’s important to showcase the human side of theirs before we dive head on into superhero mode in the next films. I’ve previously posted about my “thoughts on Martha” and reblogged other posts defending that scene, and I stand by it.

Keep in mind that this Bruce Wayne is a more jaded one (Zack Snyder said so himself; a little more Dark-Knight-Returns), one who is no longer beyond breaking his own “moral code”. He was about to kill (KILL, people!) Superman. Something he refused to even do to the Joker for killing Jason, his adopted son. Even Damian, his biological son, asked him about this once: what if it were to happen to him? And, Bruce told him that they had to be better than their basal instincts (so, yes, not even for him).

Bruce was “out of character” on purpose - killing thugs, branding criminals, etc. It highlighted his change in demeanor in that “Martha” moment. The name snapped him out of this monster he was turning into, reminded him that what he was about to do was against everything that he stood for.

Dark, is it? Darn straight. You know why? This film tackles the pitfalls of unbridled power and trial by social media. These aren’t exactly… funny.

The film makes you ask questions that are as relevant now than they have ever been. That’s what comics in general have been doing for years. Entertainment is the big, beautiful bonus.

It’s such a work of art! It’s more invested in brains, than brawn. It’s somewhat “intellectual”, and appropriately so. (Very Bruce, if you ask me.)

As unfair (or ignorant) as I think some of the critique for the film is, the silver lining is that it all underscores how legendary Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the characters are. Our standards for them are so high that we find ourselves nitpicking any piece of work that tries to recreate them. We simply want creative justice. This is true for any fandom.

Anyway, just had to “vent”.

It’s a little late, but Happy Anniversary, BvS!

We have a boy who has a cochlear implant at school. It’s difficult for him to hear correctly in echo prone areas. He hasn’t learned sign language yet, but I’ve been trying to help him out by using gestures, which he’s fairly good at.

I wait for the kids in the lunch room after snack. Sometimes I sit on the floor (and they bolt full speed to knock me over in a hug), sometimes I stand and try to block their way in, and sometimes I stand behind the door to try and jump out and surprise them.

The other day, I decided to lay on the floor and stretch. As I’m laying there, I hear one of my coworkers say

“Eww, there’s a giant pile of poo laying in the hallway.”

Now, my coworker and I have this strong slapstick kind of humor. It used to be a lot more intense, but after a kid told her to be nicer to me, she kind of laid low for a bit. 

Anyway, this little guy is coming down the hallway. And as he’s walking down, she turns to him and goes:

“You see this big pile of poo? Help me clean it up.”

At this point, I’m laying there chuckling. He’s looking down at me, then looking up at the other teacher with a smile on his face. She repeats again.

“Pick the poo up.”

He sits down, takes his shoes off, and places them on my stomach.

“I take my shoes off,” he says and walks away, so proud of himself. I must’ve laid there and laughed for two minutes.

A Little Help For Panic! At The Disco fans...

Burlesque: an artistic composition that vulgarizes lofty material or treats ordinary material with mock dignity; any ludicrous parody or grotesque caricature OR a humorous stage show featuring slapstick humor, comic skits, bawdy songs, striptease acts, and a scantily clad female chorus

Daquiri: a blended cocktail made of rum, lime/lemon juice, sugar, and often fruit and/or ice Formaldehyde: (CH2O) a colorless, toxic, soluble gas usually created from methyl alcohol through oxidation, used as a disinfectant and preservative as well as in the manufacturing of some resins and plastics Nitroglycerin: (C3H5N3O9) a colorless, thick, oily, explosive yellow liquid made by nitrating glycerol, used in explosives such as dynamite and in rocket propellants, and in medicine as a vasodilator in the treatment of angina pectoris. Trophy Wife: a young and attractive wife used as a status symbol for an older or middle-aged man; often the second wife Shotgun Wedding: a forced or hurried marriage often caused by the bride’s pregnancy Martyrdom: extreme suffering or the conditon/death/suffering of a martyr
  • Martyr: a person who (often willingly) suffers death or great torment for a belief, religion, principle or cause

“Aubergine Dreams”: “Aubergine” is a dark purple color; the line “aubergine dreams” in Time to Dance refers to a shade of eyeliner that a character uses in the book Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk (*many of the lines in Time to Dance reference parts of Invisible Monsters, but this is the most obvious and also the most confusing to many people)

Apostasy: a total desertion or departure from one’s religion, party, principles, etc.

Vagabond: a person without a permanent home that wanders from place to place; nomad; rogue; tramp; vagrant; someone who is worthless, carefree or irresponsible

Surreptitious: operated in stealth or done by/acquired in secret

Asbestos: a fibrous mineral (amphibole or chrysotile) formerly used in incombustible or fireproof articles, fabrics, theatre curtains or boards, etc.

“Purse of a Different Kind”: Meaning a black book, a book used to record names of clients, dates, and times (hence the line “Along with the people inside”)

Linoleum: a hard, washable floor covering of burlap or canvas coated with linseed oil, powdered cork, and rosin

Quarantine Wings: wings of the hospital in which strict isolation is imposed for sanitary or hygienic purposes

Camisado: a surprise attack at night or daybreak when the enemy or target is believed to be asleep

Cabaret: a restaurant that serves/includes food, drink, music, a dance floor, and often a floor show

[Definitions from or google]

a big part of why i couldnt watch DR3 very much is because of how much Souda’s character was mistreated, tbh. He was just treated as a joke and had no third dimension aside from his lust for Sonia and to be the slapstick humor the majority of the time. I’m just bitter but like? He’s ignored by his classmates until the last ep of the Hope Arc? He got hit by a truck for shits and giggles, come on. At least show a fragment of how damaged he actually is. I really wish he was expanded on more, but that’s asking way too much.

sunless-arizona  asked:

au where dannys parents follow him to his lair every day and he pushes them out and screams 'get out of my house' and it never stops thats the plot of each episode jack and maddie fenton barge into dannys lair and he sais 'get out of my house' and pushes them out and the episode ends

Make this slapstick humor and we got ourselves profit.

The Signs as Types of Humor!

Aries: Slapstick Humor

Taurus: Unexpected/Random Humor

Cancer: Classic Jokes/Light Humor

Gemini: Witty Humor

Leo: Anecdotal Humor

Virgo: Satirical Humor

Libra: Puns

Scorpio: Dark Humor

Sagittarius: Blunt Humor

Capricorn: Dry Humor

Aquarius: Sarcasm

Pisces: Self-Deprecating Humor

anonymous asked:

what are things that ophelia laughs at. like what her kinda humor

animals doing funny human things puts her in tears

she really dislikes slapstick humor .. seeing people or animals get hurt (even if they end up okay) makes her really upset

I’d love to see a headcanon with Alucard, Walter, the Captain, Dok, and Enrico in terms of their sense of humor. What would make each of these people laugh, what kind of humor do they have?

HEADCANONS: Sense of Humor w/ Alucard + Walter + Captain + Dok + Enrico


- Dark humor is the only humor that gets to Alucard

- Think “America’s Funniest Home Videos” with all of those screw-ups but bloodier and with darker connotations

- He is also fond of sarcasm and incredible wit though can be picky since he himself does so well with such


- Young!Walter may have appreciated a “toilet” joke or dirty humor now and then but this has slowly moved as he has gotten older

- Old!Walter definitely prefers wit and intelligent jokes and many times talks with Alucard with these

- BUT he still will laugh rather quietly or by himself with dirty jokes (more on the sexual side though)


- I honestly don’t think Captain has a sense of humor

- Slapstick doesn’t get to him, tickling won’t make him laugh

- Like absolutely nothing will make this man smile, not even a good pun or sarcastic comment


- This man loves puns, especially medical puns

- “Can you give me a HAND?” / “Did I hit a NERVE?” / “Don’t lose your HEAD over this.”

- And of course these are told while he is messing with said body parts and the entire scene is rather morbid


- This man is almost as bad as the Captain when it comes to making him laugh

- Irony works best and even then it is more of an “evil laugh” than a genuine chuckle of goodwill

- He can appreciate wit and sometimes sarcasm but it never makes him laugh either and slapstick is too “childish” for him

Fanfics featuring Edolas Characters are so disappointing-…

Reasons why

I ship BBRae 

I ship them because they both have a lot of growing up to do, because they are both just kids coming into something where, for once, they are accepted for who they are and not for what they aren’t.

I ship them because they are both misunderstood and try to hide beneath complex layers that don’t define who they really are; because, ultimately, they are both scared of what others will think of them.

I ship them because, together, they go through some rough patches and difficult revelations that lead them to learn more about one another and, in turn, themselves. Which is what a relationship is actually like. It’s a learning process; you’re never going to fit like two pieces of a puzzle, you’re never going to always get along or not annoy each other. The key thing is whether you learn from it, and how you proceed from there.

Beast Boy and Raven proceed; from strangers, they become friends and trusted comrades. They bridge the gap that is their differences and take away something positive from it. They don’t change for one another; instead, they accept each other for who the other is. It gives them depth, as characters. 

I ship them because, no matter how bad or ugly things get, they can always count on one another. They prioritize each other, usually over themselves. They don’t sugarcoat things just because the other doesn’t want to hear it; they teach each other, and they say the harder things that need to be said.

Relationships aren’t only about having things in common; they’re about differences, too. There is more to gain from something that is unusual, a different perspective than similarities alone. That is not to say that they are too different to have no common ground.

They both struggle with acceptance, they both have their own ways that they cope with what it is that makes them different from ‘normal’ people (BB maintains a false bravado while Raven denies her own emotions). They both deal with an uncontrollable side of them that they are terrified of. They both frequently lose faith in themselves, they both see themselves as unlovable when they’ve been hurt or led astray. They both readily take on the blame, but they both try so damn hard to be good. 

They also complement each other.

I ship them because Raven is closed off and shuttered and scared and Beast Boy helps bring her out of her shell, in his own ways. He makes her laugh, she thinks he’s funny (has said so twice), he incites feelings from her that she otherwise wouldn’t ever dare indulge in.

He is the optimism to her negativity; that when things look dire, he’s always on her side, fighting. He believes in her, but he doesn’t need to say it (lucky penny, fight against Trigon, standing next to her to defeat her father, celebrating her birthday because he genuinely loves that she’s around). 

I ship them because he needs someone like her to reign him in, to give him confidence when he’s at his lowest (Beast Within). She berates him and calls him out when he’s being obnoxious or insensitive, teaching him to think before he speaks.

But I also ship them for the little moments their relationship resides in. 

He worries about her when she locks herself away in her room for longer than normal. He notices when she’s not herself, so he looks into it and discovers her birthday. He is angry whenever she’s in danger, and unleashes the very thing within him he’s most terrified of, to help her. No matter how hard she tries to push him away, he never gives up on her, and never wants her to feel alone or left out, even if it means being shut down time and time again.

She knows how sensitive he is; how fragile his emotions are, she’s protective of him when it comes to matters of the heart. She knows he wears his heart on his sleeve, and she won’t let anyone take advantage of that. She always wants what is best for him and will actively pursue the fact that he gets to make his own decisions.  

I ship BBRae for reasons others might disagree with, and it’s fine if they find it unhealthy for it’s poor attempt at slapstick humor, but I’m able to look past that and see what the creators truly intended between these two characters. It’s not pretty, it’s not perfect, but it’s real and I truly believe, that given enough time, they would only continue to grow closer and, in turn, have the potential to become better together. 

Lana Del Rey - ISFP

Lana, first and foremost is a writer. Her lyrics are deeply Fi, Se and Ni rich. Lana also enjoys making her own music videos, finding clips of things that she likes, putting them together to fit the mood of her song.

‘What would you say to the haters?’
“I don’t think I would say anything’

Other typing opinions and why I disagree: Some people argue INFP, however I see much more Se/Ni  in her, and I think she likely tends to be in a Fi/Ni loop. Some people think INFJ, but to me, Lana is definitely Fi-dominant.

More info on why I don’t think Lana uses Ne: Ne is a lot more abstract than Ni. It’s think kind of stuff that makes you think “wtf?” until you understand their angle.  In interviews, Lana stops to think and carefully select what she is going to say, like most ISFPs (compared to INFPs, such as Ed Sheeran, who easily flow without visibly having to think of what they are going to say next, as their Ne keeps their ideas rolling).

“Lana is thoughtful and clever, how could she be a sensor?” AND “Sensors like slapstick humor, Lana is way too intellectual for that!”: Gotta love that intuitive bias. Lana frequently speaks of not feeling she belongs anywhere in particular, and lives her life in moments, which is a very aux-Se point of view. She lives freely, but still takes a lot of time evaluating what has happened and anticipating what will happen (Se-Ni). People tend to orget that a lot of ISFPs (especially poetic ones) have really well developed Ni.

 Her humor is cheeky, and puts some lyrics in songs just because she thinks they are funny. Like her her opening line to ‘Cola’, for instance. “My pussy tastes like Pepsi Cola” was inspired by a Scottish boyfriend she had, who said he imagined American girls vaginas tasted like Pepsi Cola, which she thought was “fucking hilarious”. Not exactly groundbreaking, mind-boggling, abstract humor that “only intuitives” would understand.

This is a really good interview to watch
Parenting Class - by IcyPanther

√ Dramione (Draco x Hermione)
√ Setting: 6th year of Hogwarts
√ 38 chapters
√ My score: ❤❤❤ (enjoyable)
√ Rating: T
√ Language: **** (a few mistakes)

Sixth years at Hogwarts are now required to take a parenting class, what fun! Hermione, Draco, and Harry are paired up in which they’ll trade off being children. Can they live through the class or will being a parent prove too hard?

My notes: I can honestly say, I’ve never read anything quite like this. No war in sight and also no relationship between Draco & Hermione (besides a friendly one). It was a very good concept which made me laugh a good number of times. Sometimes though the slapstick humor took it a bit too far, like watching a Billy & Mandy cartoon or something. It also felt like the author seemed to forget they could use magic for a number of things and was then like, ‘oh yeah, wizard’ to solve it with magic (after the funny part) anyway, just to be able to move on with the story. Do not read this at work, people look at you funny when you snort (with laughter).

The General - Birth of the Chase Film

I caught this one sometime in the mid 80s, after reading a bit of how it was a sort of influence on the chase sequence from ‘Road Warrior’. A civil war era romance where a young mild mannered train engineer gets involved in a major battle and much of the second half of the film is an inventive locomotive chase sequence with some great action and slapstick humor.

I also saw a very strange version of this on 16mm in the 90s (during my 'film collecting phase’) that had a voice over narration, probably for a television broadcast in the 60s.

My favorite Keaton film.

4 stars out of 5

Released 1926, First viewing May 1986