that would be such a beautiful ending for her

Dearest Charlie,

I told her I loved her.

I did it.
She told me she had never said it to anyone. I was so scared that I had ruined everything that I forget half the things she said. All I know is that I had hurt myself and hurt her. Later we talked and she was upset that she hurt me, she didn’t. She ended up saying it but I’m afraid she didn’t mean it. She’s everything to me Charlie. I can lose her, I don’t know what I would do if I messed things up.
Charlie love is such a beautiful thing. But it’s also a scary thing.
I want to be better, help me
Love always,
Jc

I think one of my favourite things about “Steven Universe”, and one of the things I find most touching and personally affirming, is the relationship between Rose Quartz and Greg.

I mean, here’s Rose, who’s represented as this powerful, intelligent, charismatic, beautiful woman, respected as both a warrior and a leader.  She travels to Earth and decides to spend her life there, and in 6000 years, the human she decides is most interesting, most engaging, most beautiful…is Greg.  

Greg is a doofus.  He’s bald.  He’s fat.  He’s a slob with no sense of style or grooming.  He’s practically homeless.  He’s a failed rock and roll star whose dreams of fame and fortune ended with him running a small town car wash and living in the back of an ancient van. In any other show, he would be the loser of the cast, the fuck-up, the somewhat lovable, helpless goofball who can’t be counted on for anything.

But Rose thought he was beautiful.

It’s something of a sitcom parody; the dimwitted, ugly, slovenly husband with the beautiful, intelligent wife.  Fred and Wilma, Archie and Edith, Peter and Lois, Homer and Marge.  But Rose and Greg’s relationship isn’t like that.  Even in my favourite of those relationships, that of Marge and Homer, Homer is presented as more than a bit of a jerk.  Oh, he’s a fundamentally decent man who genuinely loves his family and treasures his wife, but he’s also selfish, thoughtless, more than occasionally neglectful, lazy, and self-centered.  And more than that, in those shows, the husband is really the main character.  Most of the wife’s role is reacting to his antics.  But that’s not Rose and Greg’s story.

Greg is a good man.  Not just a decent guy under the jerky exterior, but a truly and fundamentally good man.  He stands up to his misogynist buddy.  He adores and encourages his son in every way.  He is kind and giving to everyone he meets.  He works hard, even though it’s a job that he never wanted and that has taken the place of his dream.  Speaking of that, even though he’s never seen even a lick of the stardom he dreamed of, Greg has never lost sight of his ambitions.  He still plays music, still sings, still performs, still writes albums.  Greg may never make it as a rock star, but he will never stop trying.  This is what Rose saw.  This is what Rose, one of the most powerful and respected warriors and generals of her people, came to love.

In a world where success and worth are measured primarily in material gains and career-based achievements, Greg is a reminder of what’s truly important.  In the show, his failed music career, his chubby build, his sloppy clothes, his poverty…they don’t matter.  What’s emphasised is the true, human beauty of Greg; the warmth, the kindness, the courage, the imagination, the dedication to art and devotion to family.  It’s a reminder to all of us who have been pushed to be “successful”, been hassled about when we were “going to get serious”…that even if we are living in poverty, even if we have no real career, even if we’re not conventionally attractive or haven’t achieved all we’ve wanted to…we still have value.  We still have beauty.  And we are still loved.

The Answer - Earliest concepts

We were sitting in the writers room breaking the story for The Answer. The story became more and more fairytale like, and I recall Rebecca coming up with the idea that the episode could look like a story book. I did these quick roughs in marker which eventually became the foundation for the look of “The Answer”. I did these on the spot while we were still figuring out the story, so the events in these drawings don’t specifically line up to anything in the final… but I guess some of the concepts ended up getting used.

After seeing them, Rebecca brought up the works of Lotte Reineger, the german animator. This fit perfectly, we had both studied The Adventures of Prince Achmed and her other films in college and Lotte Reineger is a huge inspiration. Not only are her films hauntingly beautiful, she created the first ever animated feature film and the first multi-plane camera way before Walt Disney did. She’s an unsung animation pioneer. 

I originally thought the whole thing would be in silhouette but we allowed the main characters to have interior detail with limited palettes. I love limited palettes!!! Rebecca oversaw the resulting design process with our art director Jasmin Lai and I really think it came together great. In the final episode, the Shadow Puppet section is boarded by Lamar Abrams and he completely made the whole thing work which was not an easy feat. There’s some really inventive stuff in there.

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Avatar Kuruk: It was love at first sight.

Avatar Roku: When love is real, it finds a way. 

Avatar Aang: Why would I let go of Katara? I love her! 

Avatar Korra: He's all into that prissy, beautiful, elegant, rich girl. 

[remake]

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PHANTOM OF THE OPERA #4 PROCESS SKETCHES: CHRISTINE DAAE

Christine’s ultimate role in the story is being the ‘damsel in distress’, who decides to stand up and face the man she fears and loves the most in the end. I thought of her as a butterfly of the opera (more of it shows in her room design) and a fragile but beautiful porcelain doll. She is always in fear of a man or angel she herself is confused if she thinks of him as a father or a teacher, or is he just a murderer. I tried to give her nervous eyes that would be keep looking around for what she fears and kept her hand gestures contained within her silhouette to show her shyness. 

I actually hoped I had more time spent on characters to really draw them on point.. but you always have to be reasonable with the time you have. Next post will be the last character process sketch of Raoul and Dusty..I will be moving on to paintings and set design after that:)

F. Scott Fitzgerald for the Signs
  • Aries: "The fire blazing in her dark and injured heart seemed to glow around her like a flame."
  • Taurus: "We’ll survive, you and I."
  • Gemini: "There were girls who would tear you apart with their lips."
  • Cancer: "Two souls are sometimes created together and in love before they’re born."
  • Leo: "I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything."
  • Virgo: "Whatever I am, you did it."
  • Libra: "Beauty means the scent of roses and then the death of roses."
  • Scorpio: "The sadness of the past is with me always."
  • Sagittarius: "I want excitement; and I don’t care what form it takes or what I pay for it, so long as it makes my heart beat."
  • Capricorn: "All life is just a progression toward and then a recession from one phrase— I love you."
  • Aquarius: "I shall go on shining as a brilliantly meaningless figure in a meaningless world."
  • Pisces: "She looks at him once more, with infinite longing, infinite sadness."
She tiptoed into my life, a wreck of a girl with bare feet and half a heart beat. Messy hair and a soul full of chaos. 
She planted kisses like flowers on my forehead, only to cut them down and watch them die.
She hurt like a broken childhood pinky promise. Her words stung like a fresh cut doused in vinegar. You couldn’t say her name without tasting her like acid on your tongue. And just as she came, she left like a cold wind in the middle of June. 
Her kisses tasted like cold lemonade on the hottest day of summer. Her laugh would hit you like the first snowfall of the year. She was beautiful in a peculiar way; like rain on a sunny day. Veins sprawling across her closed eyelids like green vines in an endless garden, and a dip in her back like an empty puddle. 
She smelled like honey, bad decisions and your very first kiss. She tasted like winter, divinity and regret. 
She was the deep end of a pool and I’d never learned how to swim. She was a cliff and I was terrified of heights; but we both knew there was only one way down. 
And just like fire, you had to admire her from a distance, her flames were mighty beautiful but my god you will get burned. 
She was like thunder, invisible with a roar. Sometimes, she was lightning, with the ability to light up the entire sky. 
People often wondered why her heart was a dead flower, if only they could have remembered to water it. You can’t plant seeds on concrete expecting to grow a garden.
—  indieluhvShes the reason they name hurricanes after people

This is a gift for cupcake @sabomuii! She’s the person who got me into MysMe, so I thought this would be fitting. Yoosung is probably one of her favorite characters in the game and sunflowers are beautiful, so this came out!!! I never drew flowers before but I hope it looks okay. ;v;

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Rose Quartz, the best thing to happen to fiction since I don’t know when. I would estimate she occupies roughly 30% of my waking thoughts. Her hair took two entire skeins of yarn, and I kept changing my mind on colors and redoing tons of work, but it was all worth it in the end because this is clearly the best thing I will ever crochet.

Edit: Etsy link

Steven Moffat did not just do right by Clara, he did freaking amazing by her!

She is out there! With her own TARDIS and her own companion! 

The parting of her and the Doctor was delicately heartbreaking, necessary for the universe, and yet still incredibly romantic. 

The Hybrid is the Doctor and Clara, two people who would literally go to the ends of the universe for each other.

The Doctor will not remember who exactly Clara was, but he’ll always know that he traveled with her and she was impossible. 

Clara wanted to be like the Doctor, and in the end that is what she gets and it’s beautiful! 

This was the greatest companion departure! Thank you, Steven!

Life Goes On || Massie (AU)

It was probably a cliche to say that by her late twenties, Cassie’s life wasn’t what she thought it would be. After having dropped out of college when she fell pregnant, she took up a job as a waitress to make ends meet. When her boyfriend found out about the baby, she bailed. And that stung. But when she gave birth to her beautiful baby girl, she knew they would be alright without him. Her life was now an endless cycle of childcare and work but as long as her daughter was happy, that was it. She didn’t need men, they only let you down anyway.

3 ½ years and -70 lbs later. The girl on the left wasn’t confident or happy. She never thought that in a few years she would be marrying the perfect man for her and feeling like the most beautiful woman in the world wearing her dream wedding dress.

I can’t even explain how exciting it’s been trying on gowns. I felt amazing in so many of them, a confidence I never had when I was overweight. The dress I chose was something I never thought I would end up with, but for the first time in my life I felt both beautiful and sexy! All the hard work I’ve been putting into the gym and my meal planning shined when I put on “the dress.”

Oh, Rose

So after hours of crying and feeling empty inside, I feel like I have the mental stamina to make a post about Kanae von Rosewald.

I hoped with all my heart these past couple months that Kanae would be spared. If there’s anyone who deserves even the smallest speck of happiness, to me, it’s her. Kanae has been my favourite character in the entirety of :Re and it’s devastating to see her go.

That said, Ishida did give her one hell of a death. It was beautiful, poetic and completely and utterly tragic. She did seem to get her small speck of happiness in the end, but God, why like this? WHY?!

Kanae’s death was all about her taking back agency over her own life. She’s spent so much of her time living for others; her family, Shuu, even for Eto. And in her final moments, she was able to overcome all of this and gain some closure and peace of mind.

Shuu tells Kanae to let go of him, and she adamantly refuses. As far as I can remember, Kanae has never disobeyed Shuu in the entirety of :Re. She has a great deal of respect and admiration for him; significantly more than she has for herself. Finally, Kanae is putting her own desires first.

Kanae also overcomes the horrors that Eto inflicted on her; she rips open the stitches in her own mouth while screaming for Shuu. Kanae is finally refusing to be silenced by anybody.

And, most significantly, Kanae reclaims her identity as Karren. Her desire for Shuu to say her ‘real name’ indicates that she had always wanted to be seen as Karren von Rosewald, and not as her manufactured identity, Kanae. She throws away her father’s wish to continue the family line and throws away her fabricated name. She then presents herself to Shuu as Karren, how she truly wished to be seen. Her anger and hate from being so repressed are stripped away, and falling to her death, she makes herself vulnerable, confessing her love while simultaneously apologizing for it. And she does it all in German, her native tongue, which makes it seem somehow more intimate to me.

These two panels were so beautiful, and the ones that made me cry the hardest. I’m not the biggest fan of Shuu, but despite all of his shortcomings, I really developed some respect for him during this scene. Shuu does something so very, very special for Karren here: he accepts her as she is.

After Karren confesses everything that she’s kept secret for so long, Shuu looks at her with the most gentle expression and with a few simple words, frees her. He tells her not to worry. To release her burdens. She need not feel guilt over the past, over her own emotions. Shuu gives Karren the most precious moment I’ve seen in :Re to date.

Finally released from her burdens, Karren, in her final act - an act of her own free will - saves Shuu while sacrificing herself. She is able to die with a light heart, knowing that in her last moments she was able to be true to herself and accepted by the man she loved so dearly. This is about as empowering as death scenes get.

Karren’s death was tragic, beautiful, and so very much like her. I won’t stop crying over her for a long time, but there is some comfort to be had in the fact that Ishida took the time to craft such an amazing death scene for her, and knowing that she will truly be at rest.

“Live beautifully with your head up high, just like that rose on your chest.”

And die just as beautifully. Rest in peace, dearest Rose. :Re won’t be the same without you.

IMPORTANT AF MESSAGE

I’ve been scrolling through tumblr and instagram (as usual) and sometimes I see these posts about how under appreciated beautiful angel Kim Seokjin is…

And I think to myself “WHERE’S THE LIE?
His birthday is in a few days, December 4. And rarely have I seen birthday projects for him. THIS ETHEREAL BEAUTY is turning fucking 23! And even though I love Taehyung, this boy’s birthday is at the end of the year and he’s probably amassed more birthday messages than Jin already.

Multiple times I’ve seen that Jin is the member with the least fanfics or edits or whatever of him. On that one account, where a fan saw Seokjin alone and he nicely provided her a pen and signature, I 100% guarantee you that if that was Jungkook or Jimin instead, there would have been a crowd around.

I love all members of BTS, but I can’t help but feel hurt and be jealous sometimes that Jin almost always gets the least attention.

I’m pretty sure we all appreciate Kim Seokjin and how he’s graced us with his existence, but I wish people would open their eyes and actually do something for the under appreciated hyung of Bangtan.

EVERYONE PARTICIPATE IN THE BIRTHDAY PROJECTS !! Even if you’re not Jin biased, please do it, just to show how loved he is. Please participate in #Jinpreciation Project!
Or if you ever happen to be in their concert, don’t just scream for your bias, scream for everybody and yell about how much you love all of them. Write more fics about Seokjin writers (as a jin biased person, that would be greatly appreciated).
Of course you don’t HAVE to do this, but please ARMY, appreciate ALL members. Cheer for ALL members, LOVE ALL MEMBERS!


Here’s some links for Jin Birthday Projects:

fansites:

PINK PIECE:  http://pinkpiece.com/15bday/

24K of GOLD: http://jin24kofgold.hubweb.net/bbs/view.php?id=NOTICE&page=1&sn1=&divpage=1&sn=off&ss=on&sc=on&select_arrange=headnum&desc=asc&no=2

Baby’s Breath: http://babysbreath1204.tistory.com/3

WinterKiss Jin: https://twitter.com/WKJ92/status/653338124144119808

JINTIME:  http://jintime.tistory.com/129


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international social media:

#Jinpreciation Project: http://rabeanie.tumblr.com/post/133919774781/jinpreciation-project

Pink Roses For Jin: this one is for his actual bday- 

http://bts4554543.tumblr.com/post/132503040779/let-us-show-our-love-for-jin-with-this-wonderful

AND DONT FORGET TO WEAR PINK ON DECEMBER 4! Post a picture on instagram, tumblr, twitter, whatever social media with #pinkwithjin

note: since not everyone can donate money to the fansites, you can always participate in projects for international fans, like the ones above.

|| Thanks and credits to all the people who organize these, and if you see anymore Jin Birthday projects, please message me so I can add it to this list!

DONT FORGET TO SHARE AND SPREAD THE JIN LOVE!!!

@ohseokjins @jin-kook @bangta-infires @seokjohn @moneyjin @jamsproof-boyscouts @jin-kook @shoulder-hyung @sugageek @sugageek @jinsprotectionsquad @jinsthighs @eatjin @seokjinnet @seokjin-slut @jinscutehands @keepseokjinsafe @jinoodle

|| lol tagged some random accs. but please do share le message.

i sound a bit desperate dont i? only for jin tho.

Originally posted by vminv

“What is that indefinable quality that makes an actor a star?
Jessie Mueller, who won a Tony in 2014 for her performance in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” helped me once again answer this question. Whenever she was onstage in “Waitress,” the new Broadway musical based on the 2007 Adrienne Shelly movie, I wanted time to stop so that her performance would never have to end… the show’s heart is earned through the beauty and integrity of Mueller’s work.”

I'm Just Not Her. - Bucky x Reader (1/?)

Request from @xxwinter-soldierxx

Can you pls do one where reader and Bucky are good friends and everyone on the team thinks they have something special. Then the reader likes Bucky but she’s too naïve, only to find out that he has feelings for Nat. Reader then avoids him for a while to go on missions and train hard to ‘be more like Nat’. Want a happy ending too.

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Warnings - Swearing, Sad!Reader, Angsty. Love triangle?

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It Was You All Along

Okay, I have to point his out. This is Chisa in the first Hope Episode.

This is Chisa in the current Episode 9.

Do you by any chance see what I see? It’s her eyes, it’s her whole expression, which leads me to conclude that Chisa was in full despair mode right in the beginning of  “Third Time’s the Charm.”

I find this episode, this moment, so beautiful becaue it exactly pin points the last moment Chisa has with her humanity, her hope.

The glistering in her eyes is at its strongest at that moment, I think she anticipated that this won’t be a happy ending, an ending “past” Chisa would ever witness, but it’s just too overwhelming.

Munakata is ereased, not from her memory obviously, but all positive (or let’s say healthy) emotional connections with him, with her class, are broken.

And you know what? While I always supected it somehow, to me it becomes apparent that Chisa is the perpetrator. 

“If games are fun to play by yourself, they’ll be even more fun to play with everyone.”

If we focus on the title of the first Future Episode, it says “Third Time’s The Charm.” What third time is that title referring to? The mutual killings, naturally. And we all know how dearly she held Nanami’s class, who all ended up falling in despair and caused a lot of great despair themselves. At a later point, because she was very much alive when the first broadcasted mutal killing (with Naegi) was shown and I somehow suspect that she quite enjoyed it herself, watching others falling in despair. She might have (indirectly or directly) witnessed two greatest despair incidents and it might be, possibly, that it just wasn’t enough for her. Seeing that all talented people were killing each other, while the talentless were the last remains of preserving hope, this theory might connect yet again to Munakata, Makoto and the killing game. Munakata is a man of many talents, was often told and recognised as the “ultimate hope,” something pre-Chisa strongly believed in and what she might find mockingly amusing now that she changed that much. Makoto, who gained a famous reputation over the course of the years, might have been a nice target as well. In the second episode “Hang The Witch” Asahina was supposedly stabbed, which brought Makoto great distress and then we have Kiyoko’s forbidden action “Surivive with Makoto the forth round” which in the end, killed her. If Chisa is the perpetrator, it becomes apparent that she intended to drag Makoto down, because that killing game was designed for him as well. Managing do make such a notorious hopist (yes, hopist) like Makoto who saved the lives of so many and brought so many hope would be indeed something Chisa, embracing despair, would certainly entertain her.

Then there’s the great parallel with Junko. Junko, in the end, did not only kill her sister and love intrest to be in more deeper despair, but also killed herself to witness it the last time in full bloom.

Then there’s Chisa who practically died in the first episode. Chisa, being the perpetrator, could have indeed killed herself when being finished with the preparations, because the mere thoughts of imagining her love interest falling into despair was too much for her to handle and something which she enjoyed until her last moment and she knew that Munakata loved her as well, so seeing her corpse in such a brutal fashion would surely traumatize him. That’s where I also say that her emotional connections to Munakata are broken, not cut. I don’t think she was indifferent to Munakata at all, I think her powerful love might have turned into an obsession and her pleasure of feeling despair mixed into all of this.

“Youth comes only once! It will never return so make the best of it until you are unable to go on!”

This, in turn, could parallel Junko and Masuda somehow. Junko did love Matsuda, but her depression, sadism and sociopathy turned her affections for him into a twisted desire, thus killing Matsuda in the most brutal fashion. 

“There is no such thing as a hope that hurts others.”

In the end, I think this might also explain what Tengan said (”Yukizome Chisa”) but also why Munakata is killing his best friend and possibly other people (”You will regret this, despair.”). Maybe he might indeed blame Chisa, or maybe he blames Junko, who is basically known as “despair” and who started this whole mess in the first place. Maybe, just maybe, that’s the reason why he stabbed this sword into her. I always interpreted it as (”I failed you” or “I failed to protect you”) but maybe it also means that the is going to stop this whole mess Chisa started, falling right into her trap. If Munakata succeeds in his plans, that the ultimate hopes, meaning both Munakata and Makoto, will be “defeated” by despair, possibly what the perpetrator wanted in the first place. And, yet again, if it’s Chisa, she knew exactly what he is going to do. That Munakata retorts to such means in the first place and his whole devastation… it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to say he feels that way because he felt betrayed.

What I finally wanted to say is that Chisa is a big contrast to Muanakta and Sakakura in regards to the treatment of the despairs and people who are affiliated with them, although she is one of the radicals (i.e the radicals want the the remnants dead). But even then she isn’t overly emotional about it, but is actually very calm and cooly explains Makoto some things, even daring to be with him in one room. (and am I the only one who is surprised that it is Chisa who treats him instead of Seiko? Yes, she is a pharmacist, but I somehow always felt Chisa saw this as an opportunity to talk to Makoto).

“Don’t you feel like there could be a greater hope…if you two combined both of your hopes and cooperated together?”

I want to say is that there is a chance for Chisa to be alive, however slim it is. We all know now that Gekkogahara is a robot and the real one is dead. No, I don’t think corpse!Chisa is a robot, but maybe there’s something fishy about that as well, although my bet is that she is deader than dead. We will see.

Future Foundation in itself is quite corrupt as well. There are Andou and Izayoi, who wanted to kill Munakata and take over, then there’s Sakakura who just punches his way through everything and has quite diry hands himself, Munakata who pulls quite despicable things in the name of “hope”, Ryouta and Tengan, who are shadier as ever, Touko (yes, I know, she isn’t in the killing game) who has a split personality that kills men and abuses people and so on and so forth. It’s not difficult to oversee that and it might have been not difficult for someone like Chisa to use them to mock the notion that hope safes everything, creates anything good, in using the FF, a company that parades itself of being the saviour while being a harmful institution to everyone.

If Chisa is indeed dead, this begs the question who killed all these people in the first place. (and yes, I know that Munakata and Andou already did their killings).

Edit: I noticed that Chisa looks quite… relaxed in her… deadness.

What I also noticed is that the first episode of Despair Arc is called “Tadaima Kibougamine Gakuen” which was transleted to “hello again” but also reminded me of the casual “I am home, (Hope’s Peak)” phrase. I am still wondering myself why I included this into my post, but I think this might tie to her being “stuck in the past” or “can’t overcome despair” (due to being directly brainwashed.)

Okay that scene with Alec and Clary at the end of tonight’s episode is so important to me because like those are the two people who love Jace the most in the world and just them sharing that moment of despair at losing him is so beautiful. And like poor Alec who’s heart is breaking and world is falling a part losing Jace like that keeps it together to comfort Clary because he knows that that’s what Jace would want for her that’s what Jace’s sacrifice was for to keep her, and all of them, safe so like the least he can do is keep Clary safe for him. And to have to hold it together for her after losing his best friend, his brother like that. And Clary staying with him for comfort because he’s the only one who understands the depths of her pain. I’m sorry I’m just emotional but wow that scene was beautiful

In a labyrinth underground, our rouge had lost his spear because he was an idiot and threw it at a goblin which promptly knocked it off a cliff. Sometime later, they come across a beauty spirit that’s blocking our way.

Bard(in character): Hey, use your spear on her, you’ve got the highest stamina.

Rouge(OOC): Wait, what? I lost my spear a few sessions ago, and how the fuck would stamina factor into a spear attack?

Bard(in character/OOC): No, your OTHER spear.

*silence for three seconds*

We ended up having to cancel the session because nobody could take anything seriously after that.