“Why would Mikael go from being barely visible, teasingly so almost, to so ‘in your face’ in the space of one episode?”
It’s not just because Julie is trying to remind us we’ve seen him before: she knows we spend our time on the internet analysing every frame of her show, she’s knows we’re tech-savvy, she knew the minute NRK would update their profiler page we would start looking up the characters and making the connection with Mikael (if we hadn’t already, I’m guessing she knew most of the core fandom would know about Mikael coming back already, the sudden influx of followers on Yousef Hjelde El Mofty’s instagram was indication enough, we also know Mari and Julie regularly look up the SKAM tags to take the pulse of the skamily). But even if for the non-internet fans, the casual viewers, keeping Mikael gently in the background would have been more than enough to later pull the rug and go
“Tadaaaa! Even’s best buddy, Mikael! You should have known! He was there all along but you didn’t notice!”
So, to me, it’s not just Julie teasing us about Mikael and his connection to Even.
And that’s when I realised that every season is from the main’s POV, this season is no exception. And who is becoming more and more prominent in Sana’s POV, while Yousef is progressively seemingly falling from grace? Mikael.
@darker-sooner pointed out the frame above to me and how there are two main characters in it: Sana and Mikael (also, in terms of the position of the characters, Sana and Mikael are turned towards each other in this picture…they’re still not really looking at each other though, that will come later)
My reasoning is that, from a directing standpoint, having Mikael progressively take more and more space in the frame equates having him take more and more space in Sana’s life. For now, she’s not really looking at him. She’s interested in Yousef. Mikael is still background. But even in the background, she’s starting to notice him more.
My theory is that we will start seeing them interact and be in each other’s “backgrounds” more and more. Maybe next time it will be a “hi” exchanged on camera. Maybe after that a sentence or two. I’m not yet certain Mikael will definitely be a love interest for her. But I really feel like he’s going to be an important person in her life in this season.
prompt: 3 times simon hugs raphael + 1 time raphael hugs simon
“Thank you” Simon breathe against Raphael’s neck as his arms wrapped around the older vampires body. “You didn’t have to do that for me”.
“As you’re clan leader, it was my duty” Raphael answered hesitantly and placed an arm on Simon’s lower back.
The truth was, he didn’t help Simon lie to his mother because it’s his duty as Simon’s leader, the fact was he didn’t know why he helped the fledgling.
Now here they were, in the middle of the streets of Brooklyn, Simon’s arms wrapped tightly around Raphael.
“You can do this, you’re stronger than you think” Raphael encouraged as he set a box on the table infront of them. A beautiful silver menorah was wrapped in a soft golden cloth.
Raphael took Simon’s hand and directed it towards the box “Simon, it’s the only way you’ll be able to go home to be with your family”
It burned and stinged, Simon cried out in pain but Raphael was there to apply an ointment that Magnus had created on the scored skin.
It took them weeks but Simon was able to pray, he was able to light the first candle on the menorah with his mother and sister by his side.
“Raphael” Simon tapped on Raphael’s bedroom door. He quickly pushed the door open when he heard the the faintest ‘come in’
Without thinking he crawled onto Raphael’s bed, drawing him into a hug.
“I did it, I did it” Simon sobbed into the crook of Raphael’s neck.
“I’m proud of you” Raphael smiled softly, and he truly was.
“I loved Clary” Simon’s word slurred as he walked on the ledge of the roof of the hotel DuMort.
“I know” Raphael rolled his eyes more out of jealously than annoyance as he held on to Simon’s out stretched arm.
“She’s known me so long but nope she wants Jace, oh he’s my brother not my brother boohoo” Simon hiccuped and stumbled in his feet.
“Simon, dios” Raphael groaned and pulled Simon off the ledge “you’re going to get yourself killed”
Simon drunkenly smiled at Raphael, all fangs and crinkled eyes. His arms wrapped around Raphael’s neck, closing the gap in between them.
“I know you don’t hate me” Simon slurred and rest his forehead against Raphael’s “I don’t hate you either” he added in a hushed whisper. Simon’s lips brushed against Raphael’s.
“You’re drunk fledgling” Raphael snarled and stepped back.
Simon disappeared that night. And Raphael was sure he was going mad.
Two weeks passed without any sight of him. Maia was sitting across from Raphael in his office, she came often now, the seat in front of him was always occupied, Maia, Luke, Magnus, members of the clan and even Clary came once, they all delivered the same news “he’s nowhere”
“He’s out there, we just have to keep look” Maia sighed and Raphael nodded.
“You don’t have to look very hard” Simon shoulders were slumped when he stepped through the doors, his clothes were dirty and ruffled.
“You stupid idiot” Raphael was immediately out of his seat, knocking over the chair in the process.
“Where the hell have you been? You have some nerves just leave like that” Raphael scolded while he buried his face in Simon shirt and wrapped his arms tightly around Simon’s waist “I hate you so much”
Hey Gorgeous! I was just wondering if you'd ever done anything like drawing your bias wearing your clothes challenge? Those are so cute, and I know yours would be too if you felt like doing that? I'm sorry I'm so awkward, I just liked the idea, and thought you might too!! Love you!
tadaaaa, I never made that so yeaaaaah, tbh Sugamon wearing my clothes is the best thing ever I’m crying
Masterpost: How to write an article like a journalist
I’ve been taking a class about journalism and I got a lot of interesting tips about how to write like a good journalist.
But Aly, what’s a good journalist? No need to explain it for hours: journalism changed. People used to take time to write an article, now they (basically) all rush to get the work done. But there are important rules if you want to write an article.
This masterpost is for everyone. If you have a blog, have a homework about writing like a journalist, or even if you only want to know how to do that. → here’s the masterpost:
1. Show - Don’t tell. I would say this is the first and most important rule. Telling is easy, you take a good story, write it and tadaaaa! But that’s not journalism. A journalist shows what is the story, why is it important, when it happens, where it happens, how it happens. If you follow this rule, you’ve already done half of the work.
2. Cover - Don’t follow. Once again, this is an important rule. A journalist has to cover his topic not randomly follow what other people said about it. It implies an investigation; a research of the topic. You need to prove to the readers that you are right, that what you say is what is true. And it all starts with proofs. Find polls, find stats, find numbers or quotes that will justify your article.
3. Say the truth.Aly, that’s a stupid one? No, telling the truth is important. Nowadays, way too many journalists rewrite stories which lead to misinformation and confusion. Be honest.Accuracy is a word you should worship if you’re writing an article. Think about what G. Orwell said “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed.”
4. Write about the future. You’re the journalist, tell them the story. Readers will be more focused about what will happen tomorrow, rather than what happened yesterday.
5. Transparency. You should never show your opinion, you are here to inform people about facts, not here to recount a story. You have to stay neutral. As my teacher would say: “You’re not Stendhal, you’re not here to write a story. You’re here to tell the story using facts, proofs and witnesses!” One good way to avoid being too subjective: don’t use too many adjectives as they always show your opinion.
6. Remember you’re writing for readers. Put yourself in their shoes, they might not know your topic, the acronyms you use or anything like that. Explain to them what it is all about!
I hope my masterpost helped some of you, let me know if you have any questions and you can always message me for further information!
“So, what are your plans for Valentine’s Day, loverboy?” Stiles asks, glaring at his overstuffed burger, trying to figure out the best way to take a bite out of it without making all its contents fall out.
“You know, nothing much. Kira’s coming over. We’ll have dinner with my mom and then we’ll hang out. Nothing too wild. We’re staying in,” Scott replies, licking his lips after having magically figured out how to angle his jaw for maximum burger enjoyment.
“Yeah, ‘staying in’ is code for ‘marathon sex’.”
Stiles picks two french fries from his plate, stalling for time before trying the giant monstrosity of a burger.
“What?” Scott shakes his head, leaning back in his seat. “Nah, man. It’s a full moon tonight, I don’t want to risk it. I know my control is good, but… I just want to be safe.”
Stiles twists his face in an incredulous pout. “You’re scared of turning furry in bed? But you told me she liked it. In great detail, should I add. Seriously dude, I know a lot about your dick, we should be worried.”
Scott face turns an interesting shade of pink, pursing his lips in a way that means he’s trying not to smile. He fiddles with the straw of his drink nervously.
“She does like it,” he admits, his eyes going a little hazy, before he shakes himself. He snaps his attention back to Stiles and adds, in a lower voice, “But it doesn’t mean I want to lose control tonight. All the other times it happened, I wanted it and she wanted it. I don’t want to accidentally bite her butt or worse. I want to be myself.”
“Fair enough,” Stiles says, shrugging, trying real hard not to look guilty about momentarily picturing Kira’s butt in his mind.
Tadaaaa ! The other drawing for husbando Sakkuuuun (/❤️u❤️)/~~~~ <3 <*_~ SaKuRaSaKuYa ~_*> ! c: wuh ! I always wanted to draw him like this since I know about the #桜さくや hype on Twitter :’D NOW - FINALLY. HAVE SOME PINK SAKUYA <3 pink suits him so well, he'sgoddamnhandsomeasalwaysjfc ///^///) I already smell the scent of cherryblossoms…. <3 spring feeeeliiingsss ~❤️~
haaahh..I’m so glad I managed to draw a digi drawing for him too although I’m still super busy with final exams ._. BUT NO, I’d go through sleepless nights just to finish fanarts for his birthday *^* !! alright, it's STILL his birthday, so we can still celebrate and talk about what a great person he is…. <3 ALL DAY LOONNGGGG
It’s actually the 4th time celebrating his birthday, which means I almost love him for 4 years, FOUUURRRRRR YEARS ;w;)9 !! <3 ma luv, ma baby <3 Thank you so much StrikeTanaka for making him EXISSSTTTTTT ( 9;////;)9 ! what would be life without Sakuya, seriously :’D!
Moreover it’s sad I can’t show my love for him like japanese fans can do, like..LOOK AT THAT AMOUNT OF MERCHANDISE THEY HAVE. HOW MUCH MONEY HAS BEEN SPEND ON THIS. IT’S LIKE THEY’RE RICH AF. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN ;////;? Ok they do have the benefit that they don’t have to order that stuff overseas etc v.v)! ahahahah ~ what a great life :‘D at least that’s all I can do for Sakkun now ;//w//;) <3
anyways, hope u like this one too >w>)/ !! <3 <3 <3