so good :

radiokonsoul  asked:

74: What’s a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?

Renai Circulation. I put it and Platinum Disco on loop while I wrote my thesis to keep me from freaking out. Hanakawa’s voice encompasses all that is good and pure in the world. The song always makes me smile and feel a little calmer. 

Chopin’s Prelude in C minor (op. 28, no. 20). It’s an unlikely candidate for things that make you happy, but the song means a lot to me. I learned how to play it while my father was slowly passing away from cancer and he would often sit in the living room in the one slightly oversized comfy chair and listen to me play it. While simple as Chopin preludes go, there is a lot of room to add emotion and I would often channel frustration and rage into the forte fortissimo parts, and then let it slide away during the retards and decrescendos. It’s a beautifully written piece and when given the proper attention it can be breathtaking. Sometimes I cry a bit when I hear it, but I always end up reminiscing on happy times. 

Ikenai Borderline. Macross Delta is a blast, and when this song starts playing you can’t help but feel pumped. It doesn’t go much past that, it’s just a feel good song that always pops up during the turn arounds in the battles. 

There’s a bit in Wonder Woman that I can’t stop thinking about. It’s the part where she walks towards General Ludendorff at the gala. He see her and starts walking in her direction as if to attack, then surges towards her and grabs her in a kind of dance hold. She’s stunned, frozen. It’s probably the only time in the film where Diana looks afraid. 

Why? 

Because she was attacked, but in a way she’s never encountered before. She’s been trained to handle “honest” attacks, where the attacker makes their intentions clear. But here she is attacked in the way women in this world are so often attacked. It’s an unwanted, unwelcome intrusion, a man putting his hands on her without her consent, intruding into her personal space in an aggressive, obtrusive, threatening manner. But to bystanders, they are simply dancing. She doesn’t know what to do. She’s trained her whole life to deal with honest, open attacks, but faced with the sneaky, faux-polite attack of this kind of man, she’s completely lost. 

I thought this was a great moment. It reflects the experiences of so many women so well. 

On a side note, I mentioned it to my (male) partner afterward, and he hadn’t even noticed Diana’s reaction in that moment. He’s a great guy and a good, kind person, but his obliviousness to her confusion and fear speaks volumes about the different experiences of men and women in our society. 

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Because they must’ve exchanged phone numbers at some point between the sports festival and their internships~ I’M SORRY THIS IS SO CHEESY  >u<
I love their relationship. I love them. ;__;

(thanks to @mahoushoujc​ for helping out <3)