so much emotion on her face

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find yourself a best friend who looks at you the same way maui looks at moana

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This scene gets me every time. See the expression of acknowledgement on Clarke’s face? She can’t deny Lexa’s words. She knows them — as does Lexa — to be true. And it’s so fucking beautiful, because of the progress they made.

Clarke went from wishing that she’d killed Lexa instead of Finn — to loving Lexa with all her heart; to loving her so much that she couldn’t hate Lexa however much she wanted to; to missing her before they even parted; to consummating their love because she couldn’t bear the thought of leaving Lexa without showing her how she felt. Clarke went from wishing she’d killed Lexa to wishing she could have saved her. And Lexa… Lexa went from knowing that Clarke hated her, to knowing that Clarke loved her; from knowing Clarke wished she’d died, to knowing Clarke couldn’t kill her if she tried; from knowing Clarke wished to have killed her instead of Finn, to seeing with her own eyes how desperate Clarke was to, but tragically could not, save her.

These two went from thoughts of killing each other to the notion that they couldn’t live without each other. They could, can; survive alone. But Lexa only started living when she started falling in love with Clarke, and Clarke stopped living the moment life robbed her of the chance to openly love Lexa.

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After a two-year absence and a recent stint in rehab, Fran (Tatiana Maslany) returns home to Toronto. Struggling to live soberly for the first time in her adult life, she must face the emotional fallout of her disappearance and make amends with the girlfriend and the brother she left behind.

Apart From Everything (2017) dir. Ben Lewis

I find it beyond frustrating to see people comparing Regina’s actions with Emma’s in regards to Robin/Hook. The two are not the same.

Regina’s had to face losing Robin pretty much their entire relationship. And every time it came to that point, she always let him go. It’s never been an issue of her not being able to do the right thing and let go when she should in their relationship…on the contrary. She’s actually on the opposite end of the scale now. She moves on to the detriment of her own emotional state because she’s so afraid of holding on to her pain and grief at risk of losing control of herself. She won’t let herself grieve or deal with anything because she doubts her ability to do so healthily. She views grief as an unhealthy state of being rather than a necessary phase of loss. And yes, certain members of her family have encouraged that way of thinking.

Now her going after a fake version of Robin was an unhealthy choice. Absolutely. But not because she couldn’t let him go. She let him go. She did so TWICE this episode alone. What was unhealthy was her going after him with the intent of proving to herself that she deserves the pain and grief she’s trying to bury. She wants to believe that she deserves to suffer, to be hated as much as she is, to hate herself as much as she does. She doesn’t see any worth in her life or her place in the family, and she’s gotten to the point in her self-loathing where it’s not enough to just believe that, she has to remind herself of it everyday.

That is unhealthy. It’s heartbreaking as hell and, God, do I ever understand her and where that’s coming from (it’s so much easier to believe you deserve the suffering you can’t escape than to fight against it to no avail), but it is unhealthy and written intentionally so.

Her getting Robin back at the end wasn’t a mistake on the writers part. She chose to have faith in fate granting her some semblance of happiness and Robin not making it back with them would have just hammered home the psychologically damaged belief that she shouldn’t have hope at all because she doesn’t deserve the good it can bring.

The mistake made by the writing is that they did have him return, and they had him return as a reward for Regina choosing hope… yet we know he’s not real and that she’ll lose him again.

Now that in contrast with the messaging in Emma’s story. Emma who wouldn’t let Hook go no matter how many times fate (and Hook himself) told her she needed to, no matter how unhealthy and damaging it was, and no matter who it hurt or destroyed in the process. In the end she was rewarded for that. She was rewarded with a very real and very alive boyfriend coming back to her.

Regina does not get that same treatment. When she lets go and lets herself believe that’s the right thing to do, she suffers. When she chooses to have faith in happiness and hold on, she suffers. When she believes she doesn’t deserve happiness and should just suffer, she suffers.

So no, the two are not even remotely close to the same.

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LOOK, I WOULDN’T MAKE SO MANY POSTS ABOUT SATSUKI IF THIS SHOW WEREN’T GIVING ME SO MUCH STUFF TO MAKE POSTS ABOUT, OKAY

I just really had a surprise stealth bombing of OMG FEELINGS in this scene, because it’s so quiet and almost soft, the way her staff genuinely cares about her, not just as their leader, but as a person, as someone they love!  The way Satsuki has no problems showing that she’s exhausted or in pain around them, she has no problem showing softer emotions, the almost vulnerable look on her face when she turns to face them.

The way that smile at the end (when the old man says that once Satsuki’s made up her mind, she never backs down), it’s not really as much of a smirk as it looks like, it’s actually a smile.

The way Satsuki treats the people around her is what keeps me coming back to her character time and again.  She so powerful and fierce and willful and arrogant and commanding!  She’s hard and has a fist of iron!  But she’s never cruel, instead she assess people honestly, she has their loyalty and they have hers in return, she treats them well.  She’s always their leader, it’s never in question that she’s in command, but she doesn’t treat them poorly for it.

Satsuki is the kind of commander you want to follow into hell.  YOU HAVE MY VOTE FOR QUEEN OF THE WORLD 2k17, MY LADY.

i’m sick of some people criticizing michonne for her reaction to thinking rick died. this fandom is notorious for exclaiming how much they want michonne to express her emotions on screen and every single time she does, y’all are like “she’s showing weakness, it doesn’t look good for her character”. yet the same people would turn around and be like “she’s so heartless and she obviously doesn’t care!” if she had expressed/done nothing when faced with the possibility of rick dying. these same people would probably also wonder where her loyalties lie if she didn’t do anything. 

long story short, this is what some of y’all sound like:

fandom: we want michonne to express and show her feelings on screen!
michonne: *does exactly that*
fandom: no, not like that

michonne isn’t an emotionless robot. she thought she was watching her boyfriend being eaten alive right in front of her. anyone in that position would have done the same exact thing she had. her expressing her emotions, and rightfully so, does not diminish her character in any way and it doesn’t make her weak. not to mention, are y’all forgetting what happened to michonne in the past? she thought she lost rick the same way she had lost her child. ultimately, what it comes down to is that some of you just don’t like michonne when she does anything other than kill walkers and you don’t pay attention to her beyond that.

anonymous asked:

You probably getting tons of messages. But when you have time can you speak about Clarke giving Roan the Flame? I mean she stood there thinking about it; Eliza acted that scene out so well! Even while she was offering it you can see she really didn't want to. Then the tear & the face of realizing what she just gave up. The "I loved her mom" Got me in the feels; but her giving him the Flame was just another a "god Clarke. why do yo suffer so much" moment for me.

honestly, i was touched by both scenes simply because clarke and lexa’s relationship was actually in the foreground in both interactions, which is something i felt was needed, because if the writers want clarke to move on they need to give her the moments in which she can face her own emotions and share them with someone else - thank you abby. damn if the scene with roan didn’t hurt me more though. everything clarke and lexa have been through in s3 was re-called in that moment and you felt their history in every single corner.

there is a great personal alchemy at play during the entire scene, because clarke’s goals, hopes, memories and priorities are also greatly tied to what she wanted to achieve with lexa, but ultimately couldn’t. the way she shares her experiences/knowledge helps her with her otherwise sentimental state and overall pain, because it is (as eliza said) not destructive, but constructive.

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You frowned at the sight of the Quileutes at your family’s gradation party. You weren’t sure why they showed up in the first place. Last you heard Bella wasn’t on the best of terms with Jacob after she clocked him in the face.

Yet there she was, chatting away with Jacob and his friends. She didn’t seem too happy to see them, then again you never knew with Bella. She didn’t show much emotion on her face. Either way, I should go check on her or Edward will throw a hissy fit.

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Really, it’s things like this that bring to the forefront how kind Shigeo is.

Emi admitted to his face that she lied to him for a week, lied to him because of something that’s very cruel (she lost a bet and had to deal with the ‘creepy kid who can’t talk’ as her ‘friends’ call him).

And yet.

And yet he does this.

Writing, in itself, is an intensely private and intensely personal thing. It is hard - unbelievably so, at times - and gods above, it gets brutally emotional, sometimes too much so.

I’ve had moments where I’ve had to step away and take a break from what I’ve written, because it hurts. Because sometimes I can’t handle it.

Writing isn’t easy, and writers, well. We put our thoughts, our feelings, private stuff, personal things as words on the paper. It’s cathartic and therapeutic and it aches like a fucking bitch and no one who’s not a writer will ever be able to understand it.

Did Emi write the next Great Novel? Who knows? The only clue we get as to what the subject is about is that Shigeo doesn’t understand a lot of the words she uses in it. She could have easily just written some fanfic, or what have you.

But it’s hers. Her words, her writing. Hers.

I can imagine countless days Emi has spent, working diligently on that story. Mornings, afternoons, evenings - maybe well into the night. Has she been like me, and had an idea while trying to go to sleep, and just had to get it down?

Every writer who’s read this knows immediately that she didn’t do it to ‘kill time’. She couldn’t have. You don’t write a novel to ‘kill time’. That’s weeks and weeks, probably months and months of time devoted. Maybe years, even.

And Shigeo…he didn’t understand the words. He didn’t understand a lot of what she was trying to say in her work - but…

Shigeo isn’t nearly as unobservant as he may appear at first glance. Sure, he definitely has trouble ‘reading the atmosphere’, but he saw what so many people have never seen.

How many times have I had to shrug off countless criticisms (not constructive crit, mind) of the fact that I’m writing? My father, telling me countless times that I shouldn’t bother with my little poems, because they’re not going to make any money. My friends, getting bored halfway through the story I worked up all my courage to show them.

Me, cutting off any confusion or awkward indulgent laughter with a self-deprecating joke, when I just want someone to see my work and share in my pride and maybe - just maybe - to understand.

And while he may not understand the words or the meaning behind them-

But Shigeo gets what so many other people have not:

It’s important. 

And Emi put her heart into these words.

(I wonder too: Shigeo had to shut away his emotions in order to protect others, in his own mind. I wonder what he feels, seeing that happen with someone else? It’s not a blank face, but a smile and a self-deprecating laugh - but still.

I wonder what he feels.)

I watched season 10 before I watched anything else in TXF (oops?) and so Mulder was kind of confusing to me. The way he’d react whenever William was brought up. Without any emotional context he looks almost disaffected – I also wasn’t watching his face that closely? Which is important because Duchovny does more face acting season 10 than ever before.

Mulder is a man who is fucking strangled by grief. And horror at his inability to console Scully like she needs to be consoled. He mouths into her hair and tries to say something, on the log and in the hospital, but he can’t. He was not joking when he told Scully he felt like he had to put it behind him – he would’ve been consumed if he had faced it head on. Not just that: I think he’d feel guilty for expressing it as openly as Scully does. Especially when he probably feels it was his fault in the first place. That he didn’t even know the kid, how could it hurt this much. And I think it’s led to some severe miscommunication, where Scully mistakenly thinks Mulder isn’t thinking about their son or that he doesn’t consider William his mystery, the most important mystery of all. And he thinks she’d rather grieve alone with her son and her (perceived) failure to protect him.

Season 10 Mulder spends a good amount of time genuinely terrified of Scully – her emotions, her responses, whether she’s making the right choice for herself by coming back to work (and him). Look at how he looks at her. How long she must’ve kept that all in. How little time he has before he starts to really let himself feel it, and how that’s going to affect them.

David Duchovny put his fucking all into that.

Jelly Star

Alright so me , a brand new member of the Star vs. The forces of Evil just watched Just Friends. And I got to say it didn’t give much hope to the Starco shippers with at least 3 more cannon kisses between Marco and Jackie.

But the thing that got me was when Star was walking from the concert.

Look at the way her eyes seem, even though animated are distant and cold. Star is a very emotional person as shown throughout the series. Usually when she smiles it meets her eyes, so for her smile to be so out of place with the look in her eyes it just makes you think that something bad is happening inside of her due to the relationship of Marco and Jackie.

Just after this she goes to cast a spell. And look what comes out of her wand, A GREEN BLAST. Now sure I’m new but I’ve cached up and when a spell it means its dark magic. Now of course Star has used dark magic even without being dark but ever since her evaluation and the comparison between her and Eclipsa, you have to presume that there is something dark inside of her. But here is the thing, What would cause such a dark reaction like this to someone as cheerful as Star? answer; she’s jealous. She walked away when she saw Marco and Jackie kiss during Just Friends, she lied to Marco when he went looking for her. The only explanation to all of this, jealousy. Because let’s all face it, Star is completely and irreversibly in love with Marco. And that just might be her down fall.   

Accepting Love Again, A Clarke Griffin Meta

(Emphasis on Clarke’s relationships with Bellamy, Abby, & Lexa)

When Clarke left Arkadia, her and Bellamy’s relationship just wasn’t at the place of balance it needed to be. This wasn’t for lack of trying on Bellamy’s part. We saw Bellamy, puppy eyes and all, try to convince Clarke that she didn’t have to face her demons alone, that “together” meant together through all her emotional trauma too.

Unfortunately, Clarke no longer recognized who she was anymore. She couldn’t separate herself from what she did in Mount Weather and any reminder, whether it was a face or Arkadia itself, would be too much for her to handle.

But how did Clarke Griffin get to that point of shutting herself off so completely from love? Mount Weather is too simple of an answer. In truth, her self-isolation had been building up for quite some time and it makes absolute sense when we look at specific moments of development and the characteristics that make Clarke, Clarke.

Selfless to a Fault

One of the very first strokes of Clarke’s character is that she’s someone who always worries about others before herself. It is such a core trait that Abby warns Clarke about it the day the 100 are going down to earth:

“Your instincts will tell you to take care of everybody else first, just like your father, but be careful…”(1x1).

Clarke’s selflessness along with her head-over-heart personality made it nearly impossible for her to attend to her emotions without feeling guilty. We see this when Bellamy throws the radio into the lake and Clarke’s first reaction is to blame herself for being with Finn (following her heart) instead of anticipating Bellamy’s actions (following her head):

“I screwed up! Let myself get distracted” (1x5).

Not to mention Clarke felt complicit in her father’s death so she was determined to not let anyone else die under her watch the minute she comes down to earth. She felt it was her duty to honor her father by fighting for everyone else’s survival before her own because that’s exactly what he would’ve done. Even when Clarke finally lets herself be vulnerable with Bellamy, she quickly changes the subject to the delinquents’ well-being:

“I need you…WE all need you. None of US would’ve survived this place if it wasn’t for you” (1x8); “Maybe my mom was lucky being on the Exodus ship. At least it was quick. No one is coming down to save US” (1x11); “No he can’t! WE can’t do this without you, Bellamy” (1x13).

It makes sense that Clarke felt more comfortable changing the subject to the delinquents’ survival. After all, Bellamy and Clarke were first and foremost the leaders of the 100, but her swiftness to detract from her emotions is something to note. Even so, the fact that she lets Bellamy in at all after Finn’s deception and after the tragic deaths of her father and Wells is still significant. It shows that Clarke believed in the bond her and Bellamy began in Day Trip.

The Turning Point: “What have I done?”

Clarke’s knee-jerk reaction to selflessness became an issue once the bigger deaths started piling up. Finn’s death was the start of some serious self-isolation. Moments after Clarke mercy-kills Finn, we see her have an emotional breakdown that’s nothing short of tragic. She sobs in her mother’s arms as she asks, “What did I do?”

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my aunt actually pointed this out while i was making her watch opm and also explaining mp100 to her but i’m sharing this bc its interesting

saitama and mob both have similar, very plain faces. like, so much to the point where i’ve seen people call mob “saitama with a bowlcut”. now i explained the reasons as to why they’re both so expressionless to my aunt (i.e. saitama has depression, mob has to control his emotions) but she told me that she thought it was a very deliberate story telling device

my aunt explained that since they both have plain faces, it would make sense then to view them as the “everyman” – a character that’s so plain and ordinary that it’s easy to project on them

and that’s when i realized that’s the whole /point/ of saitama’s and mob’s characters

i think another meta post pointed this out, but in a typical manga mob and saitama would be the quirky side kicks. the ordinary ones that follow around more serious protags with tragic backstories like genos and ritsu. it’s easier for audiences to project on characters that are kinda quirky, kinda expressionless, and also kinda “funnier” (humor-wise, referring to both saitama’s and mob’s deadpan jokes) – making it easier for them to admire the hero because they feel as though they are already in a role that does.

but with opm and mp100, saitama and mob are the heroes – for a very specific reason. the moral of both stories is that /anyone/ can be special, depending upon what they do. they even say it in mp100’s OP: “if everyone’s not special / then maybe you can be what you want to be.” the point is that everyone is equal (and we’re talking fundamentally, not in terms of society or under the law okay), even if you have great powers. it’s what you do with those great powers that make you, well, great.

saitama and mob look like the “everyman” for this reason then. but also so we can project on them, for reasons stated above. we’re supposed to project on saitama and mob because, as the moral of both their stories say, we are all the same. we are all the everyman. and we all have great powers. and, god, this is gonna sound corny. but while our powers might not be defeating villains with one punch or literally exploding in an overload of a manifestation of our emotions, we still have the choice to do something great with them.

and i think that’s fucking brilliant of ONE to make that/emphasize that point just through something as simple as a /facial expression/

I spend so much time using faces to convey emotions that I figured trying out the emoji challenge on tali’zorah would be good body language practise! it was also really interesting trying to figure out how to simplify down her outfit so I could draw it consistently without too much detail. 

tldr; tali is the most super expressive lil bean and I love her

also I’m kind of doing my own mini project of diversifying the ME games’ body types? although it doesn’t show very well here, in my revised designs tali has a very petite torso with narrow shoulders, tiny boobs, a very slim waist, and comparatively very wide hips. THUNDER THIGHS TALI 4 LYFE <3

My mom on her birthday. Pembroke Pines, 03-03-17.

I was in South Florida three days, from March 2 to March 5. I flew down specifically to surprise my mom, who celebrated her 90th birthday on March 3rd. My sister Arlene and I figured the best way to reveal my presence was to have me sit in the passenger side and take pictures of her as she walked out, so she could not see my face. We had other more fun, more dramatic ideas, but we did not want to freak her out too much, in case she got emotional.

As she hobbled over and saw me, this was her “WTF” look. She asked who that was taking photos of her. I said, “Who else would be taking pictures of you today?” She pointed her cane at me and replied, “I knew you were going to come. Where are we having breakfast?”

True story.

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My eyes widened in shock. Did Pippa really think this?

“No, of course you aren’t! Why do you think you are?”

“I look nothing like anyone in this family. Nobody else has purple hair or weird eyes like I do! Why am I so different to everyone else?”

I felt my heart breaking into pieces at my daughter’s words. As much as I hated it, she deserved to hear the truth. Sighing, I looked her straight in the eye.

“Okay Pippa, I’ll be honest with you. You aren’t adopted, okay? I carried you in my womb for nine months and gave birth to you myself. However… however, Luke…he isn’t your real dad.”

A wave of emotion passed over Pippa’s face.

“He-he’s not? Who’s my real dad? Does it mean that Destiny and I aren’t really sisters after all?”