Aaand here’s what I’ve been working on! Sorry it’s a day late, I’m a bit slow at drawing. It’s not really that good. That background is waaaay too plain. Well, it was fun either way. Hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it! c:
What I mean: I am honestly so worried for the huge amount of people that actually relate to Langst and Lance in general bc that means like Lance they have so many insecurities and all they want to do is protect their friends and they feel like they don’t belong and why isn’t anyone else talking about this this is so troubling to me like are all of you guys okay? Like do they, like Lance, also act obnoxiously loud just to pretend that they’re alright when they aren’t? I’m so concerned bc while yes Lance is a really great character the overwhelming amount of people that so deeply relate to him is extremely worrying and why isn’t anyone else tALKING ABOUT THIS???
This summer we have so many anime with an all-male cast, I was so happy I decided to to a rec/ranking/review/summary. Note: I only watch anime with mostly males I’m sorry it’s just what I like lol so this list may not match yours. (I cannot stand female leads - except maybe Gintama? - because they will escalate into romantic relationships and they annoy me to no end. It’s like the only purpose of females is romance and I hate that.) And a warning is that I’m kind of shallow so I normally look at the guys’ looks and then their character. But good character and relationship developments are definitely essential to me too.
Fukigen na Mononokean
I’ve rec it so many times I feel like I’m part of the official publicity comm but it’s really good :) My favourite character is Abeno cause he’s really adorable and tsundere (?) haha. If you like youkai, friendship and touching moments, do try this out!! It’s a little similar to Natsume Yuujinchou too.
It looks really interesting so I watched it and when I saw the OP I screamed cause all-male cast! Compared to Spring 2016 this season does look more appealing to me. And I’ve ran out of anime with all bromance (other than sports anime) and no romance. So anyway for Servamp, Kuro was a really cute cat, and the setting seems interesting enough for me to chase. I feel like I might not like the main character as much though but we’ll see.
3. Fudanshi Kokou Seikatsu
Ahh this is really cute I can relate so much to the main character as a Fujoshi myself :D and I can hardly find friends who can fangirl with me. It’s really sad to be embarrassed for liking gay ships ;n; The only bad thing about the series is that it’s too short each episode haha.
4. D.Gray-man Hallow
I’ve read the manga but didn’t understand most of it. Still, it’s likeable and I like Allen and Kanda. I felt like this season they beautified all the characters and Kanda definitely looks better with his new hairstyle/fringe :DD I hope they can animate most of the manga and I hope we can finally understand what is going on with the 14th.
I just watched the 1st episode today and all I can is that it’s really good and hilarious omg. Only it’s too short with the first 9min trying to break the fourth wall and I couldn’t understand the humor at all. Still, the rest of the episode was worth it! Can’t wait for the rest!
what are some of your personal most unpopular opinions about characters?
PPFFFTTTT yeah okay, I’ll humor this cause what else am i doing today.
I love Ron Weasley, he is the best, so human, so flawed, such a hard road to accepting himself and growing and ugh ron weasley.
i love snape as a character, hate him as a person, there is absolutely no argument that can justify his behavior /especially/ as an adult
james potter is pretty boring.
draco is an arrogant little shit and he is an arrogant little shit only because he likes being an arrogant little shit and can get away with it. until that shit comes back around on him and his and then hes like uh-oh the pressure is too real. i love this though. i love his character. and the Malfoys are like, my fave family.
hagrid annoyed me about 70% of the time
i did not, and still do not, understand the hype over the twins. they’re not that great to me, characters OR people. brilliant and inventive, yes, but thats about it. I dont think they were particularly good people.
I loved Percy and understood his reasons for things 100%
100% could not stand dobby. not even a little bit.
oh my god I forgot Barty Crouch Jr, i love him he was absolutely the best villain.
Hanzo from overwatch!! I hc him to have issues with talking to people and making eyecontact and his special interests include archery and dragons ----- If you ship mchanzo: he often takes Jesse's hat and serape and stims by brushing over them and feeling the texture. Jesse always helps him if he's feeling overstimulated
Summary: Just this once, Harry thinks. Just this once, they’ll kiss, they’ll have sex, and then it’ll be over.Draco hadn’t expected more than that either. But then it happens again, again, and neither of them had anticipated having feelings involved - but then they’ve never been able to keep anything casual, have they?
Review: Whoop angry floor sex! Um yes also great characters and wow, the emotions were incredibly palpable and almost transporting.
Harry and Draco are rebuilding parts of Hogwarts together, and of course, there’s a visceral ball of tension between them. And there’s so much that just isn’t being said and being downplayed - lust, vulnerability, hurt. But they’re there, and are cause for all of their actions and reactions, almost as though as a reflex they resort to movement rather than words because they don’t know how to else to cross that barrier.
Spoiler! : There’s a slightly open ending, but personally it didn’t bother me? Because I felt as though the entire story revolved around the inevitability of their relationship, about being constants.
In general, what are the biggest pitfalls in creating a Kaiju oriented series in your opinion?
1. “It’s Like Godzilla But…” I’ve touched on this before, but there’s a strong predilection in kaiju media to simply create another Godzilla. And it’s boring. There’s a reason that Godzilla has persisted and everyone else like him, even the relatively unique Gamera, have fallen to the wayside: if people want Godzilla, they’ll go to Godzilla.
2. “I’m only in it for the monsters” I cannot tell you how many time I’ve nearly gone blind from eye-rolling after hearing someone say “I don’t watch kaiju movies for the human characters, it’s not like there are any good human characters anyway.” While I’m sure there’s a really excellent Kaiju-Only-Perspective-Series to be made, part of what make kaiju into kaiju is their relationship to humanity. And yes, there are great human characters in quite a few examples of kaiju media: the Gamera trilogy, at least a dozen Godzilla movies, and that’s not counting the more Monster-on-the-loose films like Jaws. You see, here’s the thing about genres: while they operate on different rules, that’s no excuse to just write bad characters or not write them at all. Oh and I’d better not fucking see the humans standing on a goddamn rooftop at the finale and passively observe the monsters fighting. Give them something to fucking do. Make them commanding the attack, make them active participants in the battle, make them frantically trying to save a group of children on a island that the monsters are fighting on for no reason JUST DO IT GODDAMMIT.
3. Say something. This is the last beat I have for the moment but…just making another kaiju story, even if it’s well-crafted or fun, will only be “good enough.” If you want to make a kaiju story that people remember, say something. Make your story about something, make it resonate or mash it up with another genre. If your story is literally just about giant monsters that rise and break stuff, I mean, that’s fine and fun and we all like that. But we should also all try to consider how we can make our story something more. What kind of twists haven’t been explored to death already? Where can you go with your new story in order to make it transcendent or make it about a certain theme? Obviously, not every kaiju story needs to be Watchmen or try to subvert the genre in some exciting and new way. I just want to encourage you to think outside of the box a little.
Aegon’s bastards had been the bane of the Seven Kingdoms ever since the old king died. He had legitimized the lot upon his deathbed; not only the Great Bastards like Bloodraven, Bittersteel, and Daemon Blackfyre, whose mothers had been ladies, but even the lesser ones he’d fathered on whores and tavern wenches, merchant’s daughters, mummer’s maidens, and every pretty peasant girl who chanced to catch his eye. Fire and Blood were the words of House Targaryen, but Dunk once heard Ser Arlan say that Aegon’s should have been Wash Her and Bring Her to My Bed. (The Sworn Sword)
you must be getting alot of asks about this but if youre still not burnt out by this, would you consider that thing to be a microaggression? because i found it to be a tad microaggressy... cuz it was like "yes, sam is a great and amazing character but i am not comfortable with shipping him with my white male favs but im ok with shipping him with these female characters just because". people often ignore microaggressions in fandom and irl bc theyre hard to spot and easily handwaved...
I thought the whole situation with that steph person and her
“I ship Steve with everyone except the Black dude he has a meetcute with
in Winter Soldier” was absolutely a microaggression.
It also got pretty macro pretty quick considering how she
and a couple of her friends/followers rushed to defend her and silence the
Black women that were commenting on
how her “innocent” response basically repeated racist micro and
macroaggressions within fandom (yes, even the Black lady that kept talking over
@DiverseHighFantasy and ignoring her
One of the big problems is that fandom overall has no interest
in looking at how shipping can hold or perpetuate microaggressions because it’s
more important to have unharshed squees and pleasure with no introspection than
to consider that maybe, just maybe, there’s something a bit borked about how
across the board in fandom spaces white guys are the default and the way that fandom
engages with them is never to be questioned.
And because these various, multiple fandom spaces only
seriously care about the relationships between white (typically male)
characters, when people bring up that the way they talk about characters of
color is racist, of course they freak out.
Because they’re doing these characters a favor by mentioning
them at all in their stories or meta so for us to question their motives or the
way they conceptualize these characters of color is so very rude of us. In their minds, at least…
They literally can’t see the harm in how they read chemistry
and banter Black characters like Sam have with their white faves as platonic
when the same relationship dynamics
herald romantic goopy shit when it’s two white dudes.
And they have no interest in learning or considering a
viewpoint that doesn’t echo their own so
the micro and macro aggressions continue as fans of color and white
people who are trying to boost our voices are portrayed as extra aggro social
justice warriors out to destroy and police (white) women’s sexuality and
preferences for white dudes.
Like we are a week out from that troll saying that John
Boyega was less attractive than Adam Driver and folks are out here like
“it’s just a preference” when talking about why they never actually
center characters like Sam Wilson in their stories.
(And you’re right, she basically was like “sam is so great but also not great enough for me to
ship with characters he’s interacted with or that I’m willing to write/create
content for” like she should get cookies for it (and don’t get me started
on the “well I ship Tony/Rhodey” nonsense because it’s the
“Black Friend” excuse all over again). )
Thanks for the message, Anon! I hope that I made sense!!