Of course I can’t help but be enamored by a film that shows a talented duo with insane chemistry. Look they hate each other, they’re falling in love. They can’t stay away, they hilariously annoy each other and show us the aspects of any real relationship. These two, theyre dreamers, hard workers, motivated and talented. They dance in the street, sing in the night, they’re quite literally dancing in the stars! As such a charismatic little film, with catchy songs that you’ll be humming for weeks. Don’t get me wrong, I for one loved La La Land. But I came to question, what if it depicted a love society doesn’t see often in films? What if it was a love between two women, women of color nonetheless. What if instead of casting white, straight, A-list actors as the stars, in the role of undiscovered actors and musicians trying to make it big in the dream land, what if it casted diverse, underrepresented cultures and people in Hollywood. We all exist too, and we’re still here.
so here I give you a different little take on La La Land, in all of its diversity. ✨
It didn’t take long for news to get around that Jim was a porn-poet laureate. No one had seen the actual work, but the rumour was that it was amazing. Bones was absolutely disgusted by the idea of sending written smut by message.
“Darlin’, if I’m gonna wax poetic about singin’ a song between your thighs, you damn well better believe I’m gonna say it to your face to watch that pretty pink blush you’ve got when you’re turned on or embarrassed.”
You decide to see if you can change his mind, and send him a message about the lacy nighty you picked up on shore leave.
He doesn’t respond.
You send another message, telling him about the jasmine-scented body wash that he loves so much.
He doesn’t respond.
You send him a long message about how good you think he looks in his uniform, highlighting all your favourite parts - the snug fit of his pants across his glorious ass, the way the tunic accentuates his broad shoulders.
Still no response.
You describe in detail exactly what you’re doing to do to those sexy body parts once you can get him out of uniform after shift.
Still no response.
You finally give up, and head back to quarters after your shift. You walk in and there’s candlelight and a bottle of wine open on the table.
You see Leonard sitting in the dim light of the living room, his PADD in his hand. He looks up at you and growls. “I’m going to sing a goddamn song between your thighs tonight, darlin’. But you need to put on that little lacy number first.”
Yo I love the book of mormon and as soon as he started singing turn it off, I was like ??!? good stuff, but admittedly it is the catchiest song in the musical and the one most people can identify the musical by, so
my mom and grandma said they hated the musical when they saw it on broadway but i guess i will have to see it just because dan and phil love it so much :// turn it off was good and relatable and i am glad
So in your fic Silent Song (which I love btw) why don't you have Obi-Wan know sign language? Is an explanation in the fic somewhere and I didn't catch it, or was it something you were gonna address later on?
Hey, Anon! Thanks for asking this, because I get questions about this every now and then by pm, and it’d be good to reply on tumblr so everyone here has a clearer picture of it. The absence of sign language is actually a very integral part of The Silent Song, because it portrays one of the greatest issues with the Galactic Republic (or at least in this AU GFFA that TSS is set in).
The absence of sign language is something that is both going to be addressed at a later date and something that is also already inherent in the general attitude in the Republic towards disabled people (not positive in the slightest).
In the Republic, Core people in charge of aid to the disabled are so used to things being available to aid people with disabilities (neural implants leading to vocoders, ear replacements, surgeries, artificial eyes etc.) that they phased out the most basic things (vocoders instead of sign language, guide droids instead of canes, etc.) that aid people with disabilites.
You see how in Jedi Apprentice canon, Tahl had a droid that guided her. It wasn’t like the droid in itself was bad - but everyone expected her to only depend on the droid. When she wanted to stretch out her senses and employ her Force-abilities for more independence, most people were too busy being terrified for her safety to understand that she didn’t like having the droid in the first place.
Now, let me be very clear. Technological and medical advancements are very, very good. But not when it is forced on someone and prevents the choice of the disabled person to select the mode of aid they wish to have.
Allow me to explain using the Zan Arbor Academy for Gifted Children.
The first thing that happens to Obi-Wan when he steps into class is this - the teacher snaps his fingers, rolls his eyes, and stuffs a vocoder into Obi-Wan’s hands. Now, it’s not that he shouldn’t, or can’t, use a vocoder. He can if he wishes to, but he didn’t, and then suddenly he was ostracised because everybody expected him to depend on that technology when he didn’t want to.
The Republic Core is the kind of place that has every medical and technological advancement possible, but has sacrificed the choice and preference of the people it serves for sheer efficiency, so to speak. The teacher looks at Obi-Wan and says, basically, Use this. Why should I have to read everything you want to say?
If sign language did exist, it would be: Or sign, for that matter?
The point is, because Obi-Wan didn’t want to use that technology, suddenly he doesn’t have anything else he can use. Because everyone expects him to use what was designed, because it “fixes” the “problem”.
The ZAAGC, if not the Republic, has serious issues with the way it treats disabled people. It not only causes problems for people like Obi-Wan who don’t want to use these things, but it also causes problems for people who can’t afford the technology.
It’s like a world where they force a blind person to put in artificial eyes, but if the person says no, there’s literally no other option available because there aren’t things such as canes anymore due to people not providing them.
So, does sign language exist in the Republic? Yes. Yes it does. It does in the outer regions, specific to cultures and societies in individual worlds away from the Core with all its technology and expectations, and wealth. As for whether the Republic ever had its own official, standardised sign language, that is something I address later on in the fic.
With the risk of spoiling too much, Qui-Gon realises he’s made a mistake.
So the absence of sign language is, in a way, one of the problems I see with a society technologically advanced but ONLY focusing on their technology and wealth.
I’ve rambled a bit but I hope this answers your questions!
LONG POST AHEAD SINCE IM ON MOBILE AND IT WONT LET ME DO THE READ MORE THING SO APOLOGIES
So @reimeijennoir was interested in a playlist of songs I use for angst/musings for Kuro/Sleepy Ash. So here they are! It’s a mix of different types, like Heavy Metal, Rock, Alternative, and all that mess! But these are all songs I associate with Kuro in one way or another.
☆ Easier To Run - Linkin Park
☆ Numb - Linkin Park
☆ Somewhere I Belong - Linkin Park
☆ DottedxLines - BadxChannels
☆ Monster - Starset
☆ Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace
☆ Never Too Late -Three Days Grace
☆ Painkiller - Three Days Grace
☆ Misery Loves My Company- Three Days Grace
☆ Colors - Halsey
☆ Control - Halsey
☆ Gasoline - Halsey
☆ Idfc - Blackbear
☆ Doubt - Twenty One Pilots
☆ Goner - Twenty One Pilots
☆ Waking Up The Ghost - 10 Years
☆ Wasteland - 10 Years
☆ Another You - Of Mice & Men
☆ My Understandings- Of Mice & Men
☆ Alone - I Prevail
☆ Bad Blood - Bastille
☆ Where The Lonely Ones Roam - Digital Daggers
☆ The Diary - Hollywood Undead
☆ Lion - Hollywood Undead
☆ Save Me - Hollywood Undead
☆ Believe - Hollywood Undead
☆ Outside - Hollywood Undead
☆ From The Ground - Hollywood Undead
☆ Paranoia - A Day To Remember
☆ I Apologize - Five Finger Death Punch
☆ The Bottom - Devour The Day
☆ Black Creme - Hvrd
☆ Nightmare - Set It Off
☆ Hello - Dayseeker
☆ Blood On My Name - The Brothers Bright
☆ Over - Honors
☆ Wait For It - Leslie Odom Jr
☆ Supposed To Be - Icon For Hire
☆ Hope Of Morning - Icon For Hire
☆ Crossfire - Stephen
☆ Remembering Myself - Stephen
☆ Savin’ Me - Nickleback
☆ Failure- Breaking Benjamin
☆ Without You - Breaking Benjamin
☆ The House Of Wolves - Bring Me The Horizon
☆ Issues- Escape The Fate
☆ Mama - My Chemical Romance
☆ Boulevard Of Broken Dreams- Green Day
☆ My Demons - Starset
☆ Blurry - Puddle Of Mudd
☆ Drift and Die - Puddle Of Mudd
☆ Destroy Yourself - Dangerkids
☆ Cut Me Out - Dangerkids
☆ Waking Up - Dangerkids
☆ Long Way Down - Robert DeLong
☆ Words - Skylar Grey
☆ Anthem Of The Lonely - Nine Lashes
☆ Shadows - Tragedy Machine
yep!! well its not just someone but also something.. the something is my first name, and the second name is someone lmfao
2. When is the last time you cried?
last last night(?), i overthinked and stuff and i got emotional listening to certain songs
3. Do you like your handwriting?
NEVER. its ew ;/ but ehh they tease me its a doctor’s handwriting hahaha i aint complaining coz i wanna be a doctor
4. What is your favourite lunch meat?
tbvh i love all meat, but lunch.. i’ll have to go with chicken.. esp mcdo chicken or jollibee chicken or inasal chicken
5. Do you have kids?
does friends count? >w< i have a gc on twt where i am their mom and the another one in kkt where im considered a mom too lol and i have 2 shih tzu tho i consider them my brother/sister
kidding aside, nop!
6. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
sure why not, im p open for new friends!
7. Do you use sarcasm?
sometimes, im not really good with sarcasm that much
8. Do you still have your tonsils?
im p sure yes???
9. Would you bungee jump?
okay! i have a funny story on this one >w< i tried bungee jumping once! and tbvh that bungee jump isnt even that high! like i swear its just not high and tbh the fall was machine controlled so not rlly that u’re free falling n sht.. but i got rlly scared wtF like i got scared i was on the top porch for so long i let the others behind me go first! i mean im already at the top and its a hassle to go multiple steps down so i just readied my self.. after there are no more customers behind me i did it.. damn i even prayed.. and like i said it was machine controlled so my fall isnt that fast or sth, but the fact that you’ll jump on ur own made me go mad //// but I did it anyways, and when i got down i cried.. I CRIEEEDDDD.. ToT i guess i was relieved.. but YUP i’ll def try it again, maybe the one in singapore/sokor.. someday
10. What’s your favourite cereal?
HONEY STARS & FRUIT LOOPS! i sometimes eat them without milk
11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
yups, just a lil bit
12. Do you think you’re a strong person?
im in the middle of strong & weak
13. What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?
AVOCADO / CHOCOLATE / COOKIES N CREAM / CHOCOLATE W/ BROWNIES (( i cant pick one im sorry ))
14. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
their face and how they carry themselves
15. Red or pink?
pink… i dont like hot pink or rlly neon pink.. pastel pink def a fave
16. What is your least favourite physical thing about yourself?
17. What colour pants and shoes are you wearing right now?
im just at home right now so im wearing a pjs // orange, and blue for my house slippers
18. What was the last thing you ate?
adobo!! idk if you guys will know it ahah
19. What are you listening to right now?
spring day by bts
20. If you were a crayon what colour would you be?
baby blue / sky blue
21. Favourite smell?
im all for cherry blossoms perfumes, thats my fave! but any floral scent is a good one! i dont rlly like fruity smell / scent
22. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
23. Favourite sport to watch?
24. Hair colour?
medium brown i guess
25. Eye colour?
26. Do you wear contacts?
27. Favourite food to eat?
uh… THIS IS HARD… I LOV ALL FOOD?? but comfort food is french fries + ice cream! i could eat ‘em all day
28. Scary movies or comedy?
i’d prefer scary movies, but i dont watch it alone!!
29. Last movie you watched?
30. What colour shirt are you wearing?
31. Summer or winter?
winter.. i lov coldness that makes u feel warm.. so winter
32. Hugs or kisses?
def both!! but im always down for hugs a lot!
33. What book are you currently reading?
im in a fanfic phase right now aaahhh i stopped reading the book im reading, but its “unearthly” (about fallen angels and stuff)
34. Who do you miss right now?
my heart is cold, i dont miss anyone at the moment
35. What is on your mouse pad?
i dont have a mouse pad….
36. What is the last tv show you watched?
errr are kdramas considered a tv show? coz if it is, its goblin! ;)
37. What is the best sound?
PIANO… it’s just so calming?? but um i also love the sound of water.. even if its rain or the beach waves.. i lov it
38. Rolling Stones or The Beatles?
idk them?? i mean i know the beatles but i havent actually listened to any of their songs so idkkk
39. What is the furthest you’ve ever travelled?
los angeles! my butt hurt from seating in the airplane
40. Do you have a special talent?
um.. i draw?? hehe
41.Where were you born?
NOTE: IF U FINISHED READING UNTIL HERE I LOV U! LET ME KNOW IF U READ IT ALL URE PRECIOUS hehehehe ~
Do you know how many drawings you made for any of your animatics? I'm thinking about making one for "Our Love Is God" and it's roughly gonna be 80-ish stills for the entire song... and idk if that's too much or too little? Blegh.
Well the amount of frames (drawings) I made are in the descriptions of my animatics. I think 80 is about the average number of frames you’ll need, so that’s a good amount ^-^
Biggest fear: the lack of control i have over literally everything
Current time: 12:15 am
Drink you last had: water
Everyday starts with: should be a blunt but i get up and pee hella hard
Favorite song currently: ScHoolboy Q - Situations
Ghosts, are they real?: yes, they’re irritating.
Hometown: i dont have one
In love with: Love
Jealous: i dont do jealousy anymore
Killed someone: yall the feds??
Last time you cried: February 20th.
My night so sweet With the scent of life you fill me I want to return this love For it’s always spring when you’re near Bringing the serenity of a pure white dove Yes you do with your love I am the moon You are the sun When daylight breaks soon darkness will come It is in this cycle we become one
THEY DON’T CALL HIM @theseeker1864 FOR NOTHING. HE’S ALLWAYS SEEKING FOR NEW TORTURES!!! AAARRRGGGGHHH THANK YOU MY FRIEND. ;-D TODAY; THE ALPHABET TAG, TATATATA!!!
A - AGE? TODAY, YOUNGER THAN EVER. B - BIGGEST FEAR? HUMANS (LOSS, GAIN AND IN GENERAL.) C - CURRENT TIME?,.5:05PM D - LAST DRINK? ARIZONA BLUEBERRY WHITE TEA C - EVERY DAY STARTS WITH? HUMBLE TUMBLR F - FAVORITE SONG? NOT ONE, BUT TWO: BLACK DIAMOND (KISS), SISTER RAY (THE VELVET UNDERGROUND) G - GHOSTS, R THEY REAL? I’M AN AGNOSTIC, WHEN IT COMES TO THAT, THE ONES OF THE PAST FOR SURE. H - HOMETOWN, COLOGNE (KÖLN) GERMANY. (DON’T LIKE IT, KINDA STUCK HERE, TOO POOR TO LEAVE.) I - IN LOVE WITH, ART, NATURE. J - JEALOUS? NOPE, I’M A SWINGER K - KILLED SOMEONE?, SORRY TO DSISAPOINT YOU FOLKS, NOT YET. L - LAST TIME I CRYED? WHEN SOMEBODY CLOSE TO ME REALLY FUCKED ME UP, I CANCELED MY FRIENDSHIP SOMETIME AFTERWARDS. M - MIDDLE NAME? BOB N - NUMBER OF SILBINGS? NONE O - ONE WISH? PEACE FOR THE WORLD AND EVERYONE, A WORLD WITHOUT BIGOTRY. P - PERSON YOU LAST TEXTED, MY FRIEND MICHAEL A WRITER. Q - QUESTIONS YOU’RE ALWAYS ASKED, EVERYTHING I DON’T WANNA ANSWER, PEOPLE DON’T SEEM TO BE INERESTED IN REALLY INTERESTING THINGS. IF I TELL THEM THE TRUTH, I’LL NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN, SO WHAT. R - REASONS TO SMILE, ANIMALS, NATURE, BEAUTY, NICE PEOPLE, ART. S - SONG LAST SANG, GOODNIGHT LADIES, SWEET JANE, HEROIN, (LOU REED) THIS MORNING, HELLO NEIGHBORS! T - TIME YOU WOKE UP, 7:30AM U - UNDERWEAR COLOR, SOMETIMES BLACK, SOMETIMES WHITE, SOMETIMES NONE… V - VACATION DESTINATION, DESTINATION UNKNOWN, CERTAINLY ENDLESS VACATION, IS THERE LIFE ON MARS? W - WORST HABBIT? A LOT, BUT THIS IS AN ALL AGES BLOG. Y - YOUR FACORITE FOOD? EVERYTHING VEGGIE, SANS GARLIC AND ZUCCHINI AND NO FUCKING PICKLES, ASK MY FRIEND DEADPOOL… Z - ZODIAC SIGN, A VERY QUEER VIGO, UUUUHHH
*insert dead blog meme here* that’s right, i’m not dead and yes i’m back with more of my “art”. this time it’s bendy from “Bendy and the Ink Machine” that cool new indie game made to look like an old Disney short. i absolutely fucking love the game, or at least what there is of it so far and more over i’m loving the preview of the damages song that will Ryan is working on (so much hype!!!). anyway hope that this didn’t assault your eyes to badly and that if you did like this image to go take a look at the game. (P.S. i added a smaller one i made in like five to six minuets for like a profile pic not as refined but i like it.)
“…Through all the insane crap we’ve gone through, the one thing I’ve known without a doubt, the whole time, is you and Fitz belong together…” ********************************************** I can’t breathe! They did it again with Fitzsimmons! My heart is broken. It’s not fair! They deserve happiness. I hate what they did to them. But at the same time, I love how they did it. Well, the series is a masterpiece. I really love it. But she brought so much pain. I chose this song because it does right accents. And yes, she is my native language. And I really hope you like it. **********************************************
I'm a girl and I really wanna sing Waving Through A Window for this competition thing next year (it's kinda in my vocal range) but idk if my director will let me bc and last year I wanted to sing I'm Alive but she wouldn't let me bc its traditionally sung by a guy and I might lose marks :/
Okay so one of my teachers gave us really good advice about picking songs when it comes to gender and range.
First off, unless the character states their gender in the song (although that can usually be reworded), it is automatically gender-neutral.
Secondly, a song range can be changed. You can transpose songs so easily nowadays on musicnotes. One of the girls had asked though like “But the song was written in a specific key, and it seems odd if I bring it in with a different key because I can’t sing the original.” and our teacher told us that if you love the song, you should sing it. The reason songs are in a specific key is usually because it sounded best with the actor’s voice that they wanted. But if you love a song enough, the audition panel will be encapsulated by your emotion and they won’t actually give a fuck what key it’s in. AND if it’s in a different key, that means that you won’t be quite as compared to some other famous actor who sang it because it’s officially a different sound.
So tell your director to suck it. Fuck the gender binary. Sing songs that make you happy, that’s the reason we all because singers in the goddamn first place.