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what i’m loving the most about this scene is that, despite the non-existent history between these two, emori and clarke create this very big contrast between each other: the one who wasn’t loved (emori) vs. the one who was loved (clarke), and the one who thinks they have no choice “you think i have a choice?” (emori) vs. the one who has realized that they always have a choice (clarke).

i love that clarke gets this very close view into emori’s life, because i always found it to be necessary for her to talk to someone on this level - more as an individual who gets to have a heart-to-heart, rather than a leader. it’s not just emori truthfully opening up in this scene about her experiences, insecurities and rage and other types of emotions, but also clarke, who is pushed into a rather sincere communication (if you look at things from her pov) which she initiates.

the things she shares with the audience and emori are so terrifyingly honest - e.g from the things she’s done as a leader and the fact that she can never understand what it feels like to be emori, to be truly alone; the conclusion she shares “but i do know what it feels like”, which harkens back to her first scene with abby where her mother tells her that “no. we have to make a choice” when clarke thinks they have no other choice than to just go along with whatever they need to do; the courage to embrace that truth about herself in these tiny steps; how the narrative highlights how she feels; and how her emotions in regards to her actions don’t even line up with the image of “the commander of death” that emori now places upon herself, because that title has always been less a descriptor of something clarke inherently is and more as something she’s perceived as due to what she has done. the writers make such good use of the “wanheda” image in this scene by poking holes into it, its pretty great imo.

and don’t even get me started on emori, i’m so down for that girl; she’s so different from any other character we’ve seen on this show so far - especially when you think of the things she was forced to do in order to survive, and how her view drastically sets itself apart from all the others in connection to those actions. anyone want a front-row seat for the time i express my weirdly endearing love for her? it’s for free, i promise. it makes all the more sense why she is so desperate on making this work out the way she planned it (not that i didn’t consider it before to be honest, but emori’s emotional expression put more truth into everything imo), and the twist is mind-freezing because it’s emori who propels the story into a whole new dimension for me, and you’ve got to have some serious talents in order to do that with a viewer like me, just saying, lol.

anyway. essentially this moment is functioning as such a great worst-case scenario for two characters who put themselves out there. it’s really fascinating.

i mean, i don’t even know what the point of this post is anymore, i’m kinda drifting. but i really love that clarke just gets to be clarke in this scene by creating a contrast to emori, who just gets to be really hardcore emori in this moment. their interaction creates such a great conflict in which you understand both.

Epic Movie (Re)Watch #108 - The Road to El Dorado

(GIF originally posted by @dreamworksmoments)

Have I seen it before: Yes

Did I like it then: Yes.

Do I remember it: Yes.

Did I see it in theaters: No.

Format: DVD

1) Not only is this one of my favorite animated movies, it is one of my favorite movies period. I found it while scrolling through Cartoon Network or HBO Family or something and watched it every chance I could get. 12 year old me found it very edgy. The mild swearing, the cigars, the blasphemy, all of it was very enticing and that’s fed my love of the film since.

2) Elton John & Tim Rice, the songwriting duo behind The Lion King, re-teamed for this film and churned out a nice set of songs. But the strange thing is if you listen to the soundtrack most of the songs are recorded differently than how they appear in the film. The one exception I think is “Someday Out of the Blue” which plays during the end credits. Still, they songs add the fun and energetic flavor to the film. The opening song in particular, “El Dorado,” does a nice job of setting up the mythology we need to get the movie started in a very short amount of time.

3) If you’re a fan of voice over work, you’ll recognize Jim Cummings as Cortez.

Cummings is one of the most prolific and talented voice over artists out there. It would be impossible to list everything he’s done, but his most notable work has been as Darkwing Duck, Winnie the Pooh & Tigger too, Hondo on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars”, Razoul in Aladdin, and Ray the firefly in The Princess and the Frog. It’s fun knowing what he sounds like because not only do you hear him in Cortez, but you also pick up the random nameless characters he plays too with his different voices.

4) The heart of the film, the thing that makes it great: Miguel & Tulio.

Originally posted by roadtoeldorado

The bromance between Miguel & Tulio is what makes this film work as well as it does, it’s what makes it fun! Kenneth Branagh and Kevin Kline voice the pair respectively, and their chemistry is off the charts. It doesn’t hurt that the pair actually got to record their performances with each other, a rarity in animation (although Pixar has done it with Monsters Inc for John Goodman and Billy Crystal).

Their relationship and roles are clear from the start, they balance each other out. Tulio is mildly selfish with a great hunger for gold and an ability to think things through. Miguel’s heart is bigger than their brain, being the dreamer/softie of the group (wanting the map to El Dorado, saving Altivo the horse when he almost drowns, etc.). And they play off each other beautifully.

Originally posted by hamsturfinnur

5) 12 year old me was very fascinated with the slight profanities this film had.

Tulio [when he’s about to roll his dice]: “Come on baby, papa needs that crappy map.”

I thought crap was a real swear when I was twelve. I didn’t lose my innocence until thirteen.

6) Chekov’s Fake Fight.

Originally posted by somehow-you-will

(GIF originally posted by @somehow-you-will)

The fight comes into play later in the film too, but is a showcase mainly for the wonderful banter between Miguel & Tulio and - therefore - the excellent writing of screenwriters of Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. These guys were my favorite screenwriters when I was twelve, and can you blame me? Their resume consisted of: Aladdin, The Mask of Zorro, Shrek, The Road to El Dorado, every Pirates of the Caribbean film, Treasure Planet, and both National Treasure films. They have a strong penchant for strong dialogue too. Consider the exchange above, and also this:

Miguel: “You fight like my sister.”

Tulio: “I’ve FOUGHT your sister! That’s a compliment!”

I love that.

7) According to IMDb:

The film shares several attributes of its namesake, the "Road” comedies made famous by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby during the 1940s (which helps explain anachronisms such as shared language, pop culture references and lack of historical accuracy).

I just thought that was a fun share.

8) God, I love the banter between these two.

[Tulio & Miguel jump into barrels of water in a chase scene but can’t escape because the barrels are being loaded onto a ship]

Tulio: “What’s happening here?”

Miguel: “We’re both in barrels. That’s the extent of my knowledge.”

9) Even the bad guys have great dialogue!

Cortes (upon discovering Miguel & Tulio on his ship): “My crew was as carefully chosen as the disciples of Christ.”

10) I’m just going to let you know now, so many of my notes here are just quotes from the film I love.

Miguel [giddily, after Cortes tell the pair they will be enslaved in Cuba for being stow aways]: “Alright! Cuba!”

11) For example, another quote:

Miguel: Yes, that’s it Altivo. Find the pry bar!

Tulio: Yes, “find the pry bar”. He doesn’t understand “pry bar”! He’s a dumb horse, there’s no way he could understand…

[Altivo drops keys into the brig]

Tulio: Well… it’s NOT a pry bar.

12) The Trail We Blaze

Originally posted by insidealosershead

Animated films are usually short so as to be not too time consuming. It can take years to make 80 minutes of animation. This film has a nice device of compacting what could be very long scenes into neat little montages with the use of a song. We still get Tulio & Miguel’s fun journey through the jungles to find El Dorado, but it’s done in three and a half minutes to a fun Elton John tune. It keep the energy, the adventure, but doesn’t waste the time of the animators or the audience.

13) Immediately Tulio and Chel have great chemistry as they play “pass the golden idol” together!

14) El Dorado.

(GIF originally posted by @dreamworksmoments)

Immediately upon entering the city the audience is filled with a sense of wonder, achieved through gorgeous animation and also Hans Zimmer’s subtle music which adds for extra bone tingling. You marvel at it with Tulio and Miguel, and you understand how it is such a mythical place.

15) Edward James Olmos does some great voice over work as Chief Tannabok.

Originally posted by roadtoeldorado

I’ve never seen “Battlestar Galactica” so I am mostly familiar with Olmos from his work in Blade Runner, Stand & Deliver, and even “Agents of SHIELD”. I think he shows off a nice amount of range with this addition to his resume. Chief Tannabok is not an angry man. He is kind, soft, gentle, patient, but also you can tell that he’s kinda sad. You don’t HEAR Olmos, you hear the chief and that makes him an excellent addition to the cast.

16) And of course our big bad, Tzekel-Kan

Originally posted by roadtoeldorado

Tzekel-Kan is the opposite of Chief Tannabok. He is angry, an overlord of sorts. He wants blood because he believes it is what’s needed. He believes people are wicked and evil just for enjoying life and being kind, and it is his righteous duty to smite them. He pisses me off way more now than he did when I was twelve.

17) This whole bit with the volcano! Miguel goes too far and says that the gods should not be questioned or else they will be forced to release their awful wrath…but Tzekel-Kan wants to see that. Only they’re not gods! So he and Tulio turn away to try and figure it out and we get this…

Originally posted by findreactions

There’s an old addage in writing: “A coincidence to get a character out of trouble is lazy.” However in this case I’m 100% okay with that because it’s just funny as hell.

18) How many of us have used this GIF?

Originally posted by idiot-eden

19) Chel.

Originally posted by specta-a

Chel is a nice way of making the duo a trio. Voiced wonderfully by Rosie Perez, she is just as crafty and cunning as Tulio (if not more so) but also understand Miguel’s sense of adventure. The pair balance each other out already, bit if Miguel acts too dreamer-y or Tulio is too gold hungry they throw each other out of whack (as this film shows). Chel helps stabilize them by film’s end and is a lot of fun to watch. Also, bonus points for being an animated female character with a body that is physically possible.

20)

Chel [on why she wants a life of adventure]: “You’ve got your reasons…and I’ve got mine. Let’s not make this personal, okay?”

WHAT ARE HER REASONS!?!? WE NEVER LEARN!!! I MUST KNOW!!!

21) So Chel needs to prove to Tulio and Miguel she’s a good con artist…

[Chel shows the pair the dice she stole from Tulio]

Tulio: “How did you get those?”

Miguel: “Where was she keeping them?”

I’m with Miguel, that’s the more important question.

22) Oh Miguel…

Originally posted by jay-robo

Originally posted by mulder-scully-gifs

23) It’s Tough to be a God.

Originally posted by borzotro

The only time this film is a traditional musical (ie: the characters themselves break into song & dance), and considering Kevin Kline’s and Kenneth Branagh’s singing here that might not be the worst thing. The interesting thing is that their version doesn’t even appear on the soundtrack. Instead we get a duet with Elton John and Randy Newman.

24) I need to remember this excuse.

Tulio [trying to convince Tzekel-Kan not to make a human sacrifice to the gods/them]: “The stars are not in position for this tribute.”

Miguel: “Like he said…”

(GIF source unknown [if this is your GIF please let me know].)

Originally posted by pantyception

25) I don’t identify totally with Miguel or totally with Tulio, but with parts of them. Like I identify with Tulio being kind of the dreamer who thinks things are possible, but this is a very me thing to say:

Tulio [after Miguel tells him he worries too much]: “No, I worry just the right amount! You can never worry too much!”

Same, Tulio. Same.

26) Remember how I said this movie was edgy to 12 year old me. Well it features a scene where Chel tries to seduce Tulio. Like, more than wanting a kiss. But like she shows off her shoulders for a back massage, they’re later found on the ground together all disheveled, it’s not even very subtle when you know what’s going on. Twelve year old me was very innocent.

27) I love their banter.

Miguel [when he and Tulio end up in a big arena to play ball for the locals]: “Well don’t blame me!”

(GIF source unknown [if this is your GIF please let me know].)

28) The ball game is a lot of fun to watch, if for no other reason then Chel on the sidelines.

Chel: “Foul! That was a foul!”

And then it’s her idea to use the armadillo as a ball replacement to cheat.

29) So earlier in the film we got this line from Miguel:

(GIF source unknown [if this is your GIF please let me know].)

And then later in the film Miguel tries to convince Chief Tannabok that the boat they are using to leave isn’t good enough (because Miguel wants to stay) when in fact it’s perfect. When Miguel admits his mistake, we got this line from the chief.

Chief: “Hey, to err is human.”

Miguel goes to get in the boat, but then he looks over his shoulder at the chief and the chief looks at him knowingly. And they don’t say anything else about it.

I love that. I love that the chief isn’t an idiot, but he knows. He knows and he knows it’s good for his people and he knows Miguel is a good guy and…I just love it!

30) I love little things like this.

[A giant stone jaguar, controlled by Tzekel-Kan, attacks the city. It grabs a warrior, ruffs him up A LOT, then lets him fall to the ground.]

Warrior [patting himself down]: “I’m okay!!!”

[Jaguar steps on warrior]

Warrior [from under Jaguar’s foot]: “I’m still okay!”

31) Remember how I talked about Chekov’s Fake Fight?

Tzekel-Kan [when he was Miguel & Tulio cornered]: “I know what you are and I know what you are not. And you are not GODS!”

Tulio [after a beat]: “Y-you’re not a god!?”

The pair then continue to have a very real argument where they say some pretty cold things to each other…

Tulio: “You’re buying your own con!”

Miguel: “At least I’m not DATING mine!”

But it has the same effect. Tzekel-Kan is distracted, enjoying their fighting, and the audience is as surprised as he is when the pair work in sync again and punch the guy out. It’s a nice way of playing the scene out.

32) Friends Never Say Goodbye. A very sad song that plays when it seems like Tulio and Miguel are going to take separate paths in life and are really mad at each other. It actually has some nice truths to it, and again is slightly different on the soundtrack. Elton John is backed up by the Backstreet Boys for the song on the album. I hope that didn’t ruin it for some of you.

Originally posted by dorawinifredread

33) The film ends with the citizens of El Dorado crashing a pillar into their gate so as to keep Cortes from finding the city, only it is falling too soon. So Chief Tannabok grabs some of the ropes and holds it back for a while. And this is probably REALLY mean of me and I apologize in advance but I just thought of this:

Originally posted by ignitetheliight

I’m so sorry.

34) According to IMDb:

A series of sequels featuring Miguel, Tulio, Chel, Altivo and even the armadillo going after other legends about gold was planned, similar to the Shrek (2001) series, but following the disappointing box-office results they were immediately canceled.

Originally posted by roadtoeldorado

While that would’ve been interesting I’m kinda glad this film just stands on its own. It’s a nice little gem that way.


I love this film, and think a lot of people out there will too. People don’t really talk about it these days except to talk about how no one talks about it. It’s a nice variation from standard Disney fare, the music is great, freaking Miguel & Tulio are just awesome, and it is just such an enjoyable/adventure filled film. I think you should all watch it now! It’s on Netflix if you have it. So go. Go follow that trail! (Too easy?)

there are a lot of reasons i would recommend Katekyo! Hitman Reborn as an anime or manga:

  • main character Tsuna realizes he’s a main character and does his absolute best to avoid being a main character and fails miserably 
  • hibari, as the most broken af tank i have ever witnessed on a good guys’ team and yet he also spends half his time trying to kill his own allies because he’ll fight LITERALLY EVERYTHING THAT BREATHES except small children and animals
  • and then the Rainbow Arc happens and that entire scene with him switching sides and then fighting Xanxas AND THEN LOSING ON PURPOSE LMFAO what a piece of shit i love him
  • eventually in the manga you get an explanation for why the fuck there are talking babies with guns, and even though the excuse is weird, at least there’s a fucking reason
  • cool fight scenes and neat powers, including a goddamn floating hedgehog ARMY WITH SPIKES
  • BASEBALL
  • yamamoto. just yamamoto.
  • mukuro the owl
  • that one time Squalo brings them a giant fish for absolutely no reason
  • the Nobody Wants Fran Apocalypse
  • that time future Hibari trolled the SHIT out of everyone fighting the Phantom Knight, trust me that entire sequence was glorious writing and im still in love with it
  • if you want a story about mafiosos doing things that have absolutely nothing to do with the mafia
  • the foreshadowing in the manga especially was fascinating in hindsight. just everything that happens with irie shoichi. a+ writing
  • Enma Kozato, the most precious child to ever exist
  • scenes like this:

watch/read this series, guys

[Part 3/6] of One Big Game (EP 1) [Part 1 + Part 2]

Mark is feeling pretty confident and thinks that maybe just maybe Haechan is warming up to him. He might be a little too optimistic, though.

***😔🔫 Life just likes to play one big game when it comes to Haechan’s love life. It’s funny and unfortunate all at the same time.

(This one is a bit short and sweet but sets up for a neat little scene the next part. Hint: A character is “introduced” lol :P)

RPG Maker Fever Part 2

Warning:This article may contain spoilers and the content inappropriate for children…or may not contain.But get the children away from the screen just in case.

Are you reeeeady?!…Huh?What do you mean by “no”?In any case my RPG Maker Fever continues and now it’s time for my list of these notable games.You better check them out!

1.Alice mare

Alice mare is an adventure game with a bit of horror content and some heavy psyhological themes.It also has pretty many allusions on Grimm Fairy Tales(and not only them),and the game itself has their own dark-fairy-tale-atmosphere,which is supported by amazing visuals and good usage of music(which mostly consists from famous classical compositions).Also this game have many endings.

2.Kirisame ga Furu Mori

While this game was still untranslated I was very eager to play it.Well,I was able to do that now and I can’t say I regeret it.Puzzles may be  uninspiring,but story and characters are very good.And speaking of characters,I really like Suga-kun,the way he protects Shiori kinda reminds of Garry and Ib.Man,that’s so touching*sob*.

3.The Crooked Man

That may not be the best Uri’s game(that’s only my opinion),but still a very good one.Well,the things I disliked about it the most are extremly long dialogues packed with unnecessary scientific terms and frustrating battles with the Crooked man.Aside of that the game itself is very well-made and has interesting story.Another good thing about this game is that the main character is a guy(and very nice one) and not a little girl(God,there’s too many of them).

4.Mogeko Castle

Mogege…Here goes another WTF-game in a list.It’s a story-oriented adventure game .The thing you’re doing most of the time is moving through the story with some action\chasing scenes included.But gameplay isn’t what important in this game-even without it this game is pure craziness.Where else you’ll see cute fluffy animal-like creatures who want to rape a high-schooler?Where’s Mogeko,there’s a nightmare indeed…

5.Corpse Party -Rebuilt-

This game is an enchanced version of a very first Corpse Party game.To be honest this game looked for me kinda poor.After playing Blood Covered everything seemed so simple comparing to it.But if there wasn’t an original Corpse Party there wouldn’t be a Blood Covered,that’s why this game is important to me.Besides,it was very entertaining to see how the story of Heavenly Host Elementary School has started.

6.Corpse party if Past End

Long time ago I’ve beaten an original CP if-beaten and forgot about it,‘coz it was nothing special.CP if Past End is a reaally huge step forward comparing to the original game.Everything was greatly improved-graphics,puzzles,level design,additional scenes and dialogues were added.It feels like another game-the game which is definetly worth of playing.

7.Seven Mysteries

Seven Mysteries is school horror-story.At first it may be a bit boring,but more you play-more interesting plot details are revealed.Besides it has very good usage of standerd RPG-maker resources(like sound,light-effects and stuff).Author of this game made a hard work and created a quality adventure-game.Additionaly I want to praise the music-I know it’s all borrowed from free resources,but still it sounds great in the game.

8.Happy Birthday

At first this game didn’t really catch my eye-I was a bad person,judging the game only by a mere appearance.It’s a very well-made detective game with the gameplay in the best traditions of Ace Attorney series.You investigate the crime scene,talk to withnesses and search for the culprit.Also this game has a great music.

9.Corpse Party D2:Depth of Despair

Like CP if Past End this game is another “what if” Corpse Party fan-game(but this time Ayumi survives the whole incident) and a great one I must say.While playing D2 I had a feeling of playing Blood Covered Repeated Fear-music and gameplay are organized just right,and character design is good-maybe the artist still has a room for improvement,but characters look a lot like themselves in BC RF and perfectly fit the game.I may sound cliche,but this game is definetly developed with love. 

10.Longing Ribbon

Aaand we have a WTF-game once again.Groovy!The greatest thing about this game is it’s horror atmosphere-beginning of the Longing Ribbon is very intriguing and even have some neat horror-scenes(to tell the truth to the end a whole plot turns into some complicated nonsesnse,but that’s another story).But despite being horror this game has a lot of easter eggs and jokes hidden in it,also it’s very fun to play,battles can be tough,but you always can skip them via cheat-code.

11.Moonlight Ghost

Finally,there’s a game where you scare people and not vise versa.It’s an enjoyable arcade'puzzle game,where your goal is to scare someone as much as possible,you can use various objects(like barrels,music-boxes etc)placed on the level to do that.Nice story and sweet illustrations are included.

Phew…that’s it with the second part of the article-soon I’ll write the final part.It’s getting late,so I’ll fix all typos and mistakes tomorrow…or not.W-wait,who turned off the lights?!Man,it’s pitch-dark in here.I guess the only thing I can do now is evolve nocturnal choroids…

wolframandhart  asked:

So I just finished episode 1 of Tales from the Borderlands and I really liked it! I didn't expect it to be so funny and I love that you switch between playing Fiona and Rhys. The beginning where you hear the story of The Key Deal from both Rhys and Fiona's POV was so good and the dialogue is so hilarious to me. I mean maybe I'm easy to please but I think it's a cool game so far and I'm already invested in all of the characters.

EXCELLENT I am glad you are enjoying it! That was pretty much how I felt too, pleasantly surprised by how funny it was, and I think the narration/flashback technique is interesting, it gives some neat scenes and the unreliable narration stuff is always funny. Imo episode 1 is the weakest episode – the “chase the briefcase” plotline is sort of eeh and I didn’t care that much about the death rally – so if you liked it a lot hopefully you’ll really enjoy the rest. I (obviously) really ended up liking the characters too, I got super invested in Fiona, Rhys and Sasha. (Vaughn is… fine… lol.) 

haveievermentioned  asked:

Screw it. I'm going to dlp for my birthday. Also, Jeff Burke is annoying me. "It's just an attraction" YOU HAVE A MURDER (vs suicide) WHO REAPPEARS IN THE RIDE HAUNTING A MAIN CHARACTER. LIKE PEOPLE WILL READ INTO IT

OoC: Exactly. With Mansion, you can tell you’re just on a tour through a haunted house. Save for the Ghost Host and the raven, there are no reoccurring characters. The Host is the sometimes-there narrator, and the raven can be regarded as simply a spooky prop, (and if you’re a fan, you know the backstory of why it’s there, and that still doesn’t really impact the experience). You go past neat scenes, you see neat stuff, and you’re sent back out into the world of the living with a safety spiel and a request to visit again.

With Manor, though, you’ve got two recurring main characters who are at odds. To complicate things, they also appear physically different depending on the scene. Melanie alone shows up looking ethereal, alive, ethereal, middle- aged, as a skeleton, ethereal– in that order. If you go in without any prior knowledge of the ride’s backstory, you’re probably going to be a little confused. And the explanation will change depending on who you ask.

I’m not saying it needs to be pinned down to “this is this and that is that and they are this…” I’m saying Burke intentionally helped make something more complicated than your typical Disney ride, and he should have owned up to that and maybe explained what they were attempting to do, instead of blaming fans for “reading too much into it.” That was a petty cop-out. If the changes to the ride are what I suspect they’ll be, they’ll be that explanation implemented. Whether it’ll help or not, or be good or not, remains to be seen.

And this all just swings back into that “theme vs story” debate. The idea that “everything has a story! Even the bathrooms have a story!” wasn’t the mindset with the early Imagineers. The push for every attraction to have a story came later on with people like Tony Baxter. That’s part of why Haunted Mansion is presented so drastically differently from Phantom Manor. Or why we now have queue vids to explain things. Whichever end of the debate you’re on is entirely up to you. Honestly, I think it just depends on the attraction and how it’s presented. Case by case basis.

Hoo boy, I rambled on way too long. Anyway, I hope you at least enjoyed the documentary. ^_^

anonymous asked:

Hello!! Please may I ask you a question about your beautiful gifs?? They're incredible and I love them a lot ahaha! How do you make them so clean and ungrainy? Mine tend to have colour grains which aren't very neat :(((

hello! ♡ OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH ;o; I’m surprised you like them so much cause I honestly procrastinate a lot while making them haha but this is what you can do:

  • While coloring your gifs try to focus on a few amount of colors. Make a color scheme. Since your gif can have a highest of 256 colors, having too many colors will make it look grainy.
  • Try to use colors that blend well with the scene and it will look much more neat immediately. I’m not sure if you understood what I meant but for example with scenes which has a lot of colors like this one using soft or slight pastel colors can make it look really neat and with dark scenes like this one using a mixture of dark and pastels should work but again it just depends on the scenes so try experimenting with colors and with a bit of practice you’ll know what to do.
  • Now it is really important to use the right amount of sharpen and surface blur in your gifs. My general settings are sharpen- amount 160%, radius 0.3px and surface blur- radius 5px, threshold 3 levels and DONOT over sharpen your gifs! It only creates white outlines around your images and it doesn’t look clean.
  • Always try to download videos with at least 720px. I highly recommend 1080px as it doesn’t require much effort for it to look clean.
  • If it still looks grainy then try changing the number of colors, dither or just play with the settings before saving.

Tbh I myself have not been that long in making gifs and I struggle a lot sometimes so my best advice to you would be to be patient, keep on practicing and don’t give up! You’ll definitely see good results. Best of luck! ♡

So you know that scene when Credence gets back late and gets beaten

And he makes up shit that he went to find a new place for the salems next meeting 

I am sure some dirty dealings  (aka hot smut with graves) went on in the scene we dont see. as 


a) when do we see Credence smiling except when he is in this scene? we have no indication of anything else really making Credence feel anything good besides  that of when he is with Graves

b) did anyone notice that (and im not just saying this because i am hoping i mean i genuinely noticed ) that his collar and general dress is not as neat as other scenes? and his hair isnt smoothed down…



….there we go Im juust going to leave that their for your filthy minds to work out want went on there then

Spy Gif Pack!

Greetings, tumblr rp community! Now, I’m as much a sucker for a good spy, or espionage roleplay as the next person, and I’ve come to love using faceless gifs to enhance the whole ~look~ of my replies. But here is a gif hunt that has an array of things– big guns, awesome faceless fight scenes, neat gadgets, and over 200 other facless gifs you might use in such a roleplay! Warning: I work mostly with Marvel roleplays, so there’s a bunch of Marvel things in there.

None of these are mine, simply message me if you’d like your gif taken out and it shall be done! Enjoy!

Triggers for weapons, gore, blood, fighting, etc. Imagine a james bond movie.

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I think you’re the third person to ask me that today, haha. Here are some of my scattered thoughts, borrowed and expounded upon from different instances I’ve discussed this today.

The Book 3 finale? It was OK. It was very FUN, and I loved a lot of the scenery and the music. The fight scenes were neat, and I enjoyed the melancholic ending with Korra really being out of sorts. It sets up what could be a potentially intriguing Book 4, but given how Books 2 and 3 dismissed the intriguing set-up they had almost immediately…I’m not getting my hopes up. Book 3 was entertaining, but I feel emotionally empty, apathetic – like even the last few minutes were there specifically to force an emotional reaction out of me, like so many other aspects of LoK. It’s like an old friend trying to guilt trip you or emotionally manipulate you into paying attention to them. A good friend of mine made that metaphor about her feelings with LoK and it really opened my eyes to why it rubs me the wrong way a lot of the time – it feels like the themes, messages, and character development get tossed aside in favor of the writing trying to manipulate the emotions of the audience. That can be entertaining, sure, but it can leave you feeling empty and uncaring after all is said and done, and I guess that’s where I’m at.

We got a ton of NOTHING as far as explanations are concerned. The Red Lotus is now just a typical “Illuminati” villain group that could spring at any moment, given them a cheap way of suddenly introducing shock-twisty villains. The rise of random-ass people becoming airbenders is also essentially dismissed. There’s no reasonable explanation at all, not even an ATTEMPT at explanation. Tenzin literally uses the word “somehow.” We might as well have added “because of reasons.” I’m not a fan of seeing Aang and Katara and Tenzin’s legacy to grow Air Nation culture (which was complex and interesting with the Air Acolyte dynamic) reduced to “Super Squad Airbending Heroes” without even an explanation for why they EXIST (and Harmonic Convergence/Portals isn’t an explanation, because neither of those have actually been explained, either). It could’ve been something as simple as “The world is trying to self-correct its own elemental imbalance” or something, but…nope. Nothing. Because in LoK the reasons or the consequences don’t matter – all that matters is “Are we making the audience feel X or Y at a specific moment?”

Book 3 concluded with many of the same unfortunate plot devices that plagued Book 2 and even 1 in the thematic sense: Korra was captured/defeated, and someone else bailed her out (again). I’m so damned sick of the MAIN CHARACTER of this show not ever getting the chance to shine, to save herself in a way that’s rewarding and not reliant on punching shit.

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is black sails any good? I'm still a bit suspicious of it and can't decide whether to watch it or not..

Alright, take a seat, son, because Captain Marty is going to tell you about Black Sails.

See this motherfucker over here?

That’s Captain Flint. Basically he’s nuts. And tends to get very violent to get what he wants. But boy, who wouldn’t kill for five million, ya feel me?

Moving on. This is Billy Bones.

Cute pirate puppy, eh? Wrong. The moment he takes off his shirt, people die.

(And not just because he’s super hot haha.)

Now, this is Gates. He’s Flint’s Quartermaster. His job? Everything. But mostly dealing with Flint’s bullshit and making sure the guy doesn’t declare war on the rest of the world. He has nerves of steel.

This is Joshua. You can’t not love him.

This sneaky asshole is John Silver.

He’s a cook on Flint’s ship, but god knows if he can really cook. Can’t be trusted. Ever. Also, he totes has a thing for Billy.

I mean, this is how he looks at Billy. Every. Single. Time. Keep it in your pants, Silver.

(But who are we kidding. I mean look at that.)

(Look at those arms. Oh my god.)

Now, this fierce lady here is Eleanor Guthrie.

She runs a tavern in Nassau, but let’s be honest, she runs the whole damn place. Also occasionally frick fracks with Max.

This is Max.

Gorgeous, smart, cunning. She’s an angel and in the end, everything hurts.

Partly because of this guy.

That’s Captain Charles Vane. Everyone knows him and his crew, because they are the worst. And by that I mean that if you even look badly at them, you are going to die.

Vane’s Quartermaster is Jack Rackham. That’s this sunshine over here.

He’s super smart. He’s a sneaky little bastard who does the talking, planning and thinking, which makes him more dangerous than Vane himself in some ways. Plus, he wears sunglasses.

How fucking cool is that?

And let’s not forget Anne Bonny. Perfect in every way.

She’s too cool for everyone except Rackham.

Alright, now take all of these idiots above, add super neat scenes with ships, blood, death, pain, fights, sex, tears, more pain and some pain on top of all that and you have Black Sails.

To sum it up, it’s totally worth watching.

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