such a great adaptation

avatarconner  asked:

What was your favorite Ruby moment in RWBY CHIBI? Mine was her stickies.

The floor is lava. Everything Ruby does is Chibi is cute as shit but I loved that whole scene. I mean until Torchwick showed up - that was kinda meh, but the rest with Ruby being silly and her team just kind of adapting to it was great. 

Also Weiss’ exasperated deliver of “Ruby” is my favorite. 

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Youtuber Digibro explains why K-On! anime is a great anime adaptation of the original source material.

Designing a fictional creature: They should have a unique culture and worldview that reflects their habitat and their ability. Their religious beliefs should be malleable and adaptable due to their mobility and ability to travel great distances. They need proportions and tools that match their main diet. Not to mention they require the right organs in order to be able to communicate with different creatures.

Trying to come up with a name for a fictional creature:

I dunno Derek Landy I think a Skulduggery Pleasant musical would have the potential to be fantastic

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“He is tired of life. He has madness in his soul.”

Alexander Siddig as Mr. Shaitana, “Cards on the Table” - Agatha Christie’s Poirot [2006]

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I’m still recovering from the heartbreak caused by Dazai Osamu and the Dark Era (again). The anime did a great job adapting the LN and being faithful and it was still amazing but I still have one problem…

Where the hell was Chuuya? I need to know.

I LOVE THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M SICK OF DENYING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE IS THE ONLY ADAPTATION OF MY WORK THAT TRULY UNDERSTANDS THE CRUCIAL THEMES

If you think to yourself, “You know what would be great? A Femlock film adaptation” - then please, write it. Download Celtx or Final Draft, read up about how to format scripts for film, read William Golding, and just do it. Write and rewrite. Give it to your friends to proofread. Enter your final project into local film festivals or contests. Create and don’t be afraid of what people think. Don’t do it for the chance at fame, do it because you love it. This goes for any story creation. Just write it.

So many of us have great ideas but we don’t execute them. Why not? I’ve seen so much talent on this site that I know a film adaptation like that can come from one of you, and it could be very successful.

You want representation? Create it. You want multidimensional female characters in television? Create them. You want your voice to be heard? Put your voice into writing. Demanding someone else do it for you is exactly while social change is as slow as molasses.

‘Hamilton’ star to replace Josh Groban in ‘The Great Comet’

Okieriete Onaodowan is going from the American Revolution to 19th-century Russia.

The former Hamilton star, who played Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the original Broadway cast, has signed on to play the male lead in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, a musical that adapts a portion of War and Peace. Onaodowan replaces Josh Groban, who originated the role of Pierre and made his Broadway debut with the show.

“It’s very different from what I’ve done before — there’s a lot to dig into,” Onaodowan told The New York Times, which broke the news. “I like the fact that Pierre is a guy who really wants to move forward, but doesn’t necessarily know how, and I think a lot of people can relate to that for many reasons.”

Onaodowan was the last original cast member to depart Hamilton, and The Great Comet marks his fourth Broadway show, after roles in Rocky, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Hamilton. He’ll star opposite Denée Benton, who plays Natasha, and his casting means that the show will have two black leads playing Russian aristocrats.

“Having the opportunity to have two black actors star is, to me, irrefutably huge,” Benton told the Times. “Actors of color definitely feel the limitation to have to tell the stories the world has decided are your own, when if you look at the breadth of characters handsome white male actors can play, they’re given access to the whole range. It’s exciting to have that same opportunity.

Groban was already set to take his final bow on July 2, and Onaodowan will tackle the role from July 3 through Sept. 4.

Honestly

I love Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and he was only in the episode for a few minutes at the end of the episode. I was seriously waiting for him to show up the entire episode but IT. WAS. EPIC. when he finally showed up in the episode. “Oh, but didn’t you like the episode?” I sure as hell did that Cheryl girl, the death of her brother, Archie can cut glass with that jawline of his, Veronica’s mom, Betty’s mom, Veronica and Betty becoming cheerleaders, Archie and his music and all of his choices and his secrets too. This episode was amazing and it was only the first episode. My favorite part was any part with Cole in it…Yeah I said that and I really did enjoy the episode though. Can’t wait for the next one!

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What does fanfiction teach us about writing?

On the internet, there’s no doubt about it: fanfiction is popular. In literary circles, it’s highly controversial. Some writers love the idea of their works being turned into fanfiction–is there any better form of flattery than a reader wanting to live in your world so much that they add to it? Others are adamantly against it–they claim its stealing or that they’re not comfortable with fans altering or adjusting or even adding to their worlds. 

But whatever your personal opinion may be no the topic, the truth is that writers have been creating fanfiction for just about as long as writing has existed. The great Shakespeare, credited with some of the best works of all time and the inventor of a good chunk of the English language, based almost all of his plays off of either histories or already known stories of the time. Some of his “original plays” are simply stage adaptions–with great creative license–of other works. And then of course, there are the modern examples, the most notable of which is Fifty Shades of Grey, the Twilight Fanfic gone viral.

The reasons we engage in fanfiction are pretty cut and dry: we love the world or characters, we want more, and it’s a fun creative outlet for fans and writers alike. But what can it teach us, and are their productive uses to fanfiction even if it never gets you famous? 

  • Fanfiction or canon based RP both force you to think in the mindset of a specific character. While there are always the examples of self-insert or “out of character” fanfiction (where the protagonist is greatly altered from their original form to better fit the author) for the most part, fanfiction is a perfect example of voice exploration. In order to best represent that character, the author must do extensive research into the source material and not just read for pleasure, but read for understanding. They have to track that character’s development, their dialogue, their history, and find out what exactly makes them click. The reader has to understand the character so well that they not only follow the story already written but move on to a whole other level: the ability to predict the character’s next move. 
  • It’s an empathetic exercise. In order to write fanfiction properly, you must be able to understand a character so well that you can place that character in any situation and know what they will do next. You have to know their psyche, have to be able to track their behavior, have to fully and completely understand them. That sort of empathy link can then  be applied not only to your future original characters but to the real world. It helps you interact with others because it forces you into a mindset where you see more than a person’s actions: you see their reasoning. You learn to track humanity’s cause and effect relations. 
  • It gives beginning writer’s confidence and experience. By posting on sites like Fanfiction.net or Archive of Our Own, beginning writers get to see first hand what it’s like to have an audience and how to interact with readers–before their career is on the line. This allows beginning writers to have first hand experience in seeing what readers respond to, what they want more of, and what they’d rather not see again. And because these sites have comment features, new writers will also experience their first reviews–for the good and the bad. 
  • It teaches writers to market themselves. Writers who publish fanfiction tend to want their fanfics read, and so they need readers. Promoting their fanfiction allows them to get first hand experience with selling their writing, beginning with a satisfactory summary for the fic to draw readers in, and extending to tagging, blogging, and advertising. 
  • It’s just good practice. Any writing is good writing. Even if that writing is terrible. Even if it never sees the light of day. Even if that fanfiction sits in a drawer for all of eternity, by engaging with and exploring that fictional world, the writer is able to put in the much needed practice that it takes to become a skilled storyteller. Sometimes it is easier to start with the known; sometimes we need the safety of someone else’s universe before we can engage with our own imagination. 

Sacred Geometry Activation Pattern for DNA Ascension.

This pattern is a great tool brought forth to help one adapt to changes occurring within, due to the process of DNA recoding (lightbody activation/reconfiguration). Every person is experiencing this to some degree, as the Earth continues to shift. It allows one to be more in their body and creates a smoother transition, reducing and/or eliminating subsequent discomfort (ie headaches, food intolerances, body aches, emotional swings, etc). 

Aaaaaah!

I am so on a literary-adaptation webseries kick right now!  I felt I have to share all the ones I’ve seen/have in my “Watch Later”.

Now, before you say anything, I’m all up to date on the Pemberly Digital series.  I’m not going to talk about “The Lizzie Bennett Diaries”, “Welcome to Sanditon”, “Emma, Approved”, or “Frankenstein, MD”.

I will, however, point out that they have started a new one, an adaptation of Little Women called “The March Family Letters”.

And now, one to the plugging!

“Classic Alice” is a webseries about a college student who decides to live her life according to a series of classic novels

“Nothing Much to Do” is Much Ado about Nothing set in high school in New Zealand.  Use this playlist to watch the whole series, since it encompasses 4 different channels.  Seriously, watch this one.  I want to watch it again, and I almost NEVER do that! *complete*

“Elinor and Marianne Take Barton”.  Sense & Sensibility in college, told via Marianne’s vlog.

“A Tell-Tale Vlog”  Edgar Allen Poe and Lenore decide to film a vlog about living together.  You should also check out the other videos by Shipwrecked; they’re all of a classic literary and romance bent.

“In Earnest”  The Importance of Being Earnest set in college, told as a series of vlogs from the viewpoints of Jack, Algie, and Cecily, all on one channel for your convenience!

“The Autobiography of Jane Eyre” is a modern Jane’s vlog.  This is another one I might watch again. *complete*

“Green Gables Fables” Anne Shirley in high school, now, with a vlog.  Her classmates also have vlog channels, so make sure you watch those when they come in.

“From Mansfield with Love” Jane Austen's Mansfield Park set in a hotel that was a great estate, told via the vlog of the put-upon junior housekeeper.

“A Midsemester Night’s Dream” is a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream……….. with a few updates to the dialogue, and modern characterizations.  Like hipster-Lysander and Drama major-Bottom. *complete*

“The Importance of Being Mike” is kinda inspired by The Importance of Being Earnest.  Like, what would Cecily be like if she lived now?  Oh, yeah, it’s not the story you’re used to.

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And now for the things I have queued.

“Jules and Monty”  Romeo and Juliet have been given the same assignment for their college Communications class: keep a vlog. *complete*

“The Emma Project” is yet another vlog adaptation of Emma*complete*

“University Ever After” appears to be about the college-age versions of a bunch of fairy tale characters.  Made by the same people as “A Midsemester Night’s Dream”, but made before.  I’m watching them in reverse order.

“A Bit Much”  Another vlog adaptation of my favorite Shakespeare play.  Dunno the specifics yet, but I will in a couple days.

“Kate the Cursed”  The Shrew has a video blog.  I have to see this.

“The Nick Carraway Chronicles”  If F. Scott Fitzgerald had lived now, his greatest story would have been told via vlog.

“Much Ado about a Webseries”  Guess what this is YET ANOTHER adaptation of?  Something I wouldn’t miss, that’s what.

I’m so glad that Shadowhunters was adapted into a TV show at present time rather than sometime in the past. It gave us (as people) the time needed to advance a little more and be more open-minded and accepting. Now, the show is able to do things more freely - Malec, Raphael, and any other relationships/sexualities on the show are being represented properly. There are still a lot of improvements to be made (obviously, since we can’t expect the world to change that much, that quickly) but we’re starting to head in the right direction and I think that’s great!

My Experiences With The Signs ! (Leo sun, Pisces moon, Virgo Rising)

Aries: Honestly all the Aries I have met I have gotten along with. They have always been super supportive for me and always know how to make me smile! It’s gotten to the point to whenever I meet an Aries I get super excited and have an instant liking to them!

Taurus: Some of them are super nice while some of them are kind of know-it-all’s in my opinion. I enjoy their company though! Most of them I actually get along with just there are some things they do I find rather annoying. They are really generous though! :)

Gemini: Ahhhh they are one of the beeest bitches. They go along with everything and they are so supportive ?? I adore them. People think of them as two-faced and maybe they are, but it’s not even a bad way! They are great at adapting and they are so admirable.

Cancer: Honestly, its hard to read them. They are really really kind but its hard to tell if you’re annoying them and it bothers me. I want to know when to stop but sometimes I can get out of hand with them and they kind of just.. stop talking to me. :(

Leo: Ehhh, I dont really like talking to fellow Leos. I’m protective over my sign y'know. But they are chill I guess but .. predictable. Super generous though! Just really loud lol.

Virgo: I get into tons of drama with these guys. Super hard to read but weirdly attractive ?? Being a Virgo Rising I do understand they’re sense of realism. But I still have a very hard time dealing with them sometimes! I respect them deeply but most of them seem to get very annoyed with me easily.

Libra: My best friend. My child tbh. I love them sooo much and I relate to them too much. They have some stuff to hide, but dont we all? some people tend to dislike them because they see them as “fake” but it just takes a while for them to open up. I love them!!

Scorpio: Even tho Leo and Scorpio are like the least compatible I find them super attractive like ?? oh lordd. I admire them so much! Super hard to read but thats like the fun. Getting to know them is amazing. They have amazing hearts and I love them sosososo much.

Sagittarius: Tbh, I’ve had bad experiences with these people. They tend to be superficial (So do I) But they are super funny. They know just how to cheer someone up and thats so awesome in my opinion. Tend to be pretty popular ?? And everyone tends to have an instant liking to them. But they are also kind of manipulative? I respect them deeply.

Capricorn: These people are so hilarious even when being serious. It’s hard for me to take them seriously. They are so blunt and I love it so much. All of the capricorns I’ve met have been anything BUT boring. I love them. I love meeting them because they are actually really good listeners ?

Aquarius: My precious Aquarius deserves the world :( they arent very open to people ive noticed. But they have an amazing sense of humor. I love having them around. But they can also be pretty annoying. Still love them and they’re cute habits :,)

Pisces: Being a Pisces moon, I understand they’re sensitivity. I get along quite well with them but they can also be pretty awkward? It’s super cute tho. They are pretty introverted but like scorpio, getting to know them is so amazing.

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11.20.16 // Long time, no post. Promise I’ve been studying hard though!

This semester has been super busy but a lot of good came out of it as well! I was hired for a paid internship, switched my majors twice, and gained a great group of friends. Also, I adapted a new way to organize my life on Google Calendar and Evernote so if you want to see that, let me know! It’s helped with my stress and anxiety a lot :) 

Found a great little nook at my college where barely anyone goes through so I’ve designated that as my study space. So much natural light!

adapting vs. twins

Honestly vex and vax’s conversation during ep. 84 was super important, not only bc it was a talk long due (and one they will have to keep exploring in the future) but also bc it shows how much their perspectives have changed from the beginning of their journey until now. 

when the trial of the take happened, we saw both completely not ready to be apart. vax spent the entire trial missing vex, grumpy, unable to really open up. vex started that way, but as the days went by she managed to adapt and she got a great adventure and a great person (zahra) in return. 

i believe that between them both, vex is the one who’s more capable of adapting. 

when asked what they would have done if they had been accepted in syngorn’s society, laura’s response was “vex would have been some kind of ambassador” while liam’s was “vax would have been a very shitty soldier, he would have missed their mother too much.” Once more, vex would have adapted faster. 

However, during their conversation in ep. 84 vax is the one who tells vex he’s going to travel with keyleth for a while. He’s the one who’s willing to risk it, and i believe that’s one of the reasons vex is so shocked about it; bc it’s usually her, not vax, the one who is used to bear the separation. i also think that’s why she immediately tells him if he wants her to go with them, bc she knows her brother has more difficulty adapting than she does and she is willing to do that for him. 

but vax knows that she wants a home, and that percy is clearly willing to give that to her. so he’s letting her go. and if the future i believe she’ll be thankful for it. 

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Vanessa Kirby interview: What stops people fulfilling what they want
“All I knew was that she was sort of a tragic figure,” says actress Vanessa Kirby about Princess Margaret. “It didn’t really cross my consciousness that much. I knew she smoked and drank, and was kind of this old lady in a wheelchair.”

Andrews updated Three Sisters to modern day Russia, replete with four-letter expletives. He then asked her to play Stella, with Gillian Anderson as elder sister Blanche in an adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. She had introduced Anderson to Andrews after appearing with the X-Filesactress in a 2011 television adaptation of Great Expectations in which Kirby played Estella to Anderson’s Miss Havisham. After a critically acclaimed sell-out run on the London stage in the summer of 2014, the much-admired revolving stage transferred to New York earlier this year.

They shared a dressing room, with Anderson occasionally getting frustrated at how messy Kirby can be. “She would say look at the state of that! One time she took a picture of the picture of the mess and showed it to me, it was only in the picture that I saw the mess. I’m so relaxed and don’t stress about things, I just didn’t really notice it was out of control.”

The one time she did feel Anderson’s ire was after handing her fellow cast member a black eye: “We were rushing onto stage and I forgot to open a curtain for her and she whacked her head hard against a pillar. I was late coming back from the loo or something. Luckily Blanche is drunk in that scene, but I could tell she was hurt and was thinking, oh my God, she might faint at any minute. She was slurring way more. Throughout the whole scene, I was saying sorry to her with my eyes.”