the acting in this movie was a holy crap

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Han Solo: Lucasfilm Not Happy with Alden Ehrenreich's Performance
A report indicates Lucasfilm hired an acting coach for Han Solo actor Alden Ehrenreich because his performance wasn't hitting the notes they wanted.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lucasfilm decided to hire an acting coach for Ehrenreich late into the film’s production, with the intent of getting a better performance from the leading man. 

Your Awards

Pairing: Evan Peters x Reader

Description: One day, you see something crazy on tv leading to cuddles with your favorite superhero.

Warnings: Fluff. So much fluff. Also adorably clumsy Evan. Also insecure Evan?


“EVAN THOMAS PETERS!! GET YOUR FAMOUS BUTT IN HERE!!”

Your boyfriend flew into the room with a wild expression and hair sticking in different directions. “ARE YOU OK? ARE YOU HURT? WHAT IS HAPPENING?” Evan panted as he checked you over, making sure you were alright. “I’m fine you idiot. Look at the tv.”

You happened to be flipping through channels when your boyfriends name read across the screen.

“..and the nominees can be viewed on MTV.com.” You dove for your laptop, threw open the cover and furiously began typing.

“Babe, what’s going on?” Evan was thoroughly confused by the way you were acting. “SHH!” You finished typing and started to busy yourself with clicks and scrolls. You seemed to find what you were looking for and practically threw the laptop in poor Evan’s face.

“Look! Look! Oh my gosh, look!!” Evan caught the computer midair and scrutinized the view that was presented on the screen. The page read, ‘MTV Movie Awards. Best Comedic Performance Nominees.’ “No. You’re messing with me.” You laughed at Evan’s expression. “This is all very serious Ev. Oh and go back a page.”

He did as told and it basically said the same but with Action Performance. “TWO?! Holy crap!” “Babe this is so huge for you. Being nominated for two big awards? SO PROUD!!”

Evan suddenly became quiet. He looked at you with an unreadable expression. Extremely confused and a little worried, you asked, “what’s eating you, babe?”

He slowly set the laptop down and stepped over to where you were sitting on the couch. “You,” he said.

“Me?” you asked. “You. These are your awards.”

By now you were very worried and reached to check his temperature. He was probably just overexcited.

“Babe. I don’t believe you’re thinking straight. What’s up?” “This is your award. You’re the one who got me out of bed every morning even if I was being an arse about it. You made sure I was fed and hydrated so I could function at work. You supported me every night I felt I wasn’t doing Peter justice. You were.. are my rock. I wouldn’t even have got the audition if you hadn’t pushed me to. So yeah, these are your awards.”

The room fell into a calm aura, setting your emotions skyrocketing. “Sure I helped you, but that’s just it. I helped. Who’s the one who read scripts until three in the morning making sure he wouldn’t screw up his lines? Who went to the gym even though he hated it there so his character would look the part? Who acted the same scene for sixteen plus hours one day and was just as excited to do the same thing the next day? That was all you, baby. So if you want to call the awards partially mine, I’ll let you, but they are yours and you did everything to deserve them. You are a great actor and your coworkers tell me they’ve learned a lot from you. I’m so proud, baby. I’m so proud.”

Evan was practically in tears now. He always questioned his acting ability yet you always could reassure him. He could never tell you how thankful he was for you. He just couldn’t do it without you by his side. Someday he’d ask you to be with him forever. Just not yet.

“Thank you, baby girl. I love you so much.” “I love you too my Quicksilver.”

That day ended in cuddles watching his X-Men movies.

Epic Movie (Re)Watch #194 - Godzilla (2014)

Spoilers Below

Have I seen it before: Yes

Did I like it then: Yes.

Do I remember it: Yes.

Did I see it in theaters: Yes.

Was it a movie I saw since August 22nd, 2009: Yes, #293.

Format: Blu-ray

1) There’s a good chance that this fact will effect my opinion of the film, but this is the first and to date only Godzilla film I’ve ever seen. Not a bad intro to the franchise.

2) I like that this film pays respects to the character’s origins. Godzilla is rooted deep not only in Japanese culture but also history, with the original Kaiju being representative of survivors of the nuclear attacks which hit the country (his skin being based on that of survivors from those blasts). This film incorporates nuclear radiation in a meaningful way, has a strong Japanese setting (at least in the first act), and even features a meaningful scene recognizing the attack in Hiroshima. It’s more than just a pale carbon copy (as I understand the version directed by Roland Emmerich is received as) but is aware of what makes a Godzilla movie.

3) The film’s entire prologue does a very good job of establishing the film’s dark tone and occasional sense of mystery.

Vivienne [while inspecting the bones of a dead Kaiju]: “Is it possible? Is it him?”

Serizawa: “No. This is much older.”

4) Juliette Binoche as Sandra.

Binoche’s role in the film is brief but holy crap if she just doesn’t juice all her screen time for everything it is worth. In the few minutes we know Sandra her professionalism, priorities, skill, and investment in family became incredibly clear. It is her ability to get you so invested in her character in these few moments which makes her death all that more effective.

While Bryan Cranston’s total desperation and heartache in that death scene is an enormous factor, it is largely carried by the strength of Binoche’s unfortunately brief performance. The scene is perfectly paced and Binoche helps play each emotional beat perfectly. I tear up every freaking time I see it, especially at the fact that Sandra and her husband Joe get to see each other one last time while she’s basically dead. It is Binoche’s brief performance and her death scene which helps anchor the giant monster spectacle in real human emotion moving forward.

5) Aaron Taylor Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as Ford & Elle Brody (husband and wife) have this really great chemistry between them. It’s not so much a crazy hot chemistry as it is significantly deep. You understand the strength of their love, their connection, their trust, all in the way they act around each other. It would be a chemistry the pair would repeat (with some obvious differences) in Avengers: Age of Ultron a year later.

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6) Aaron Taylor Johnson as Ford Brody.

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The role of a human protagonist in a monster movie is wildly important but incredibly easy to have be a forgettable schlub against Godzilla. But Johnson does incredibly well to make Brody not only memorable but also get the audience invested in him. You can see Brody’s struggle and pain throughout. Over the course of the movie he loses his mother and father while at risk of losing his wife and son too. These lead to very simple motivations: take care of his family. This drives his every action, his every choice, to help and get to his family. The struggle is largely man vs nature (nature in this case being a trio of giant monsters who keep getting in his way) but Johnson plays it VERY well and helps elevate the film because of it.

7) Bryan Cranston as Joe Brody.

Cranston is arguably the strongest actor in the entire film. Very similarly to Binoche, his performance and character is the emotional bedrock on which the human story rests. The pain/turmoil he displays is so freaking raw and powerful that in every scene you are just drawn to him. You know exactly why he’s doing what he’s doing, how powerful his grief is, and it drives a fair amount of the early plot. Through Cranston’s performance and the writing surrounding it he’s able to even give the audience a fair amount of exposition in a way which is very telling of his obsession. All in all, it’s just freaking great.

8) There is this very nice sense of place to the Quarantine Zone that is established immediately. The overgrown plants and sense of tone all help make it seem otherworldly.

9) Director Gareth Edwards employs a controlled sense of pace, taking his time to set up the story and the conflict at large while never boring his audience. It’s a nice change of pace from standard giant monster movie fair that really just helps the film be its own thing.

10) Ken Watanabe as Dr. Ishiro Serizawa.

It could be argued that if anyone gives a better performance in this film than Bryan Cranston, it’s Watanabe. But that could also be because he has far more screen time. The actor is absolutely incredible here, with a soft but poignant pain which defines his every moment of screen time. Watanabe just breathes tragedy but not in a way which drags down the film but instead motivates much of the action. It is not all there is to him but it’s definitely a huge factor in his character. It is this sadness (first seen at its best when he mournfully says to kill the MUTO) that is so telling of his character and helps get you invested in his character. He’s just great.

11) I give this film massive credit for introducing new monsters - the two MUTOs - into an at the time sixty year old canon. The filmmakers could’ve easily made these monsters be boring/lazily designed creatures who only exist as something for Godzilla to beat on, but they end up getting a lot more screen time than the titular monster actually. The thought put into the design of both, what makes them different from not only other giant movie monsters but also each other, is what helps make them so good.

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12) Ford’s motivation for the entire film can easily be defined by his father’s last words to him.

Joe: “GO home to your family. Keep them safe. Whatever it takes.”

13) Honestly, if they only had Ken Watanabe in this film to deliver two of its best lines I would’ve been so okay with that because he’s so great at it.

Serizawa: “We call him, Gojira.”

Originally the line referred to the monster as Godzilla but Watanabe asked to call him by the original Japanese name.

14) The entire backstory with how giant monsters exist in this world (how they’re ancient alpha predators who pretty much exist entirely off of radiation) and how the government agency of Monarch fits into it is all REALLY well done, actually. It could’ve easily been boring and shoehorned in but there’s a fair amount of thought put into it which helps to organically build this universe at large.

15) The film does a nice job of making sure each giant monster scene has a parallel human conflict to it. The kid on the monorail Ford has to keep safe when the MUTO hits Hawaii, for example, is a good example of this.

16) So one of the things this film does which I appreciate is also a great point of frustration for me and that is how little we so of Godzilla for so much of the film.

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  • On the one hand, it is very Jaws esque. That decision helps to convey the scale and significance of Godzilla. Each time he appears on screen you can FEEL the stakes rise, you can feel the dynamic of the scene change, and that’s pretty great.
  • On the other hand: I WANT TO SEE GODZILLA FIGHT GIANT MONSTERS! IT’S A GIANT MONSTER MOVIE FOR PETE’S SAKE!

I’m very conflicted about this.

17) This is nice.

Vivienne [on the second MUTO]: “It’s far bigger than the other one.”

Adm. Stenz: “This one doesn’t have any wings.”

Vivenne: “A different sex?”

Serizawa: “A female.”

It’s easy when making not only one giant monster but a species of an original giant monster to have them all be carbon copies of each other. But to put thought into differentiating between the sex shows an intelligence in the filmmaking which I certainly appreciate.

18) Remember the respect I mentioned that this film pays to its original source material?

Serizawa [showing Stenz a broken watch]: “Eight fifteen in the morning. August sixth, nineteen-forty-five.”

Stenz: “Hiroshima.”

Serizawa: “It was my father’s.”

The original Godzilla came out only nine years after Hiroshima was bombed. Not only that, but a Japanese tuna fishing boat known as the Lucky Dragon was exposed to/contaminated by nuclear fallout from the US Castle Bravo nuclear weapon test in March of that year. Godzilla as a character originally served as a metaphor for nuclear weapons; a destructive force which is beyond nature and humanity have little control over stopping. The fact that this film not only recognizes that but openly discusses Hiroshima - if only briefly - is an important respect to pay to its predecessor.

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19) The phone call between Elle and Ford not only speaks to the strength of their relationship but also shows off Elizabeth Olsen’s ability to portray raw human emotion brilliantly.

20) So there is this brief pan over jammed traffic with a downed plane while we hear reports over the radio and I think that tiny moment does an incredible job of establishing the effect of these monsters on everyday people.

21) I actually really like the military’s representation in this film, more than any other film that comes to mind. They don’t Michael Bay it by glorifying the armed forces to the point where they’re action figures or ridiculous action heroes. But it also avoids vilifying the military or dumbing them down to the point of stupidity. Everyone involved understands the weight of their decisions and David Strathairn’s  Admiral Stenz has this constant eagerness to hear better ideas than what he’s coming up with because it’s not about his ego. It’s about saving as many people as they can and I like sort of the simple elegance they convey the armed forces with in this film. I hope some of that made sense.

22) Okay, is Ford nuclear or something? Because he’s like a giant monster magnet! No matter where he goes, there are giant monsters!

23) The scene on the golden gat abridge is very nice, primarily because it does the Spielbergian thing and shows the action and drama through the eyes of the kids on the bus. I like that.

24) I’ve mentioned the intelligence put in designing the MUTOs already, but particularly the mating ritual shown between the male and female is very strong. It feels natural, organic, and makes them more than just destructive forces but actual animals.

25) Remember how I said Ken Watanabe has the two bets lines in the film? Well, besides, “Gojira,” we get this iconic beauty:

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26) The halo jump.

The halo jump is possibly the best set piece in the entire film and not because the action is strong but because of how freaking haunting it is. There is this absolutely stellar atmosphere which is created by the strong visuals, sound design of Ford’s breathing, and Alexandre Desplat’s eerie score. You KNOW they’re past the point of no return just because this scene is so freaking awesome.

27) I love the little moment when Godzilla’s eyes and Brody’s eyes meet. It’s like, “Yes, these are the two protagonists we’ve been following this entire time, and they connect!” I love it.

28) When Godzilla is able to use his freaking atomic breathe for the first time, that’s really when the monster vs monster action kicks off. The ensuing fight is truly badass, culminating in one epic finale which has you asking: “Why didn’t he open with that?”

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29) You can tell when a film has a great climax because when it’s over, all the tension will leave your body. You just relax and take in the ending. For me, that’s how the ending of Godzilla is. Once he kills the last MUTO and lays down for a quick “you think I’m dead but I’m just napping” nap, I just take in the rest of the movie.


Although you may find issues in how little of the titular monster we actually get to see, odds are you’ll get a kick out of Godzilla. There are a handful of absolutely amazing performances (Binoche, Cranston, Watanabe) which help root a very strong human drama which gets you invested in otherwise forgettable characters. And when Godzilla does show up on screen it is utterly badass. By sacrificing some of the sheer fun the giant monster movie genre can have the filmmakers are able to create a well paced, dark, mysterious, and intriguing film which is at the end of the day still really freaking good. Again, I’ve never seen another Godzilla film, but I definitely recommend this one.

Thoughts on Spider-man Homecoming

Warning: Contains MAJOR SPOILERS


So this is mostly gonna be me talking about what a good job Tom Holland did on this movie because HOLY CRAP great acting, my dude.

Let me start by saying that Tom does comedy brilliantly.  Highlights include the scene where he’s trying to stop the bank robbers and where he’s trapped in the warehouse with “Karen”.

But I think where he really shines is the emotional moments.  There’s that scene at the Washington Monument where he looks down and realizes “Oh yeah I could actually die” or where fit hits the shan at the ferry and he’s frantically trying to hold it together.

The third act is where he really shines though.

For starters, there’s that scene with the FREAKING PLOT TWIST THAT MY ASS WAS NOT PREPARED FOR. (If you’ve seen the movie you know what I’m talking about.)

And Tom did so good in that scene.  You can tell he’s just petrified the whole time.  By the time Michael Keaton’s character is giving him the Talk in the car, I was sweating in my seat right along with Peter.

And the scene where he’s under the rubble hit me like a ton of bricks.  I’m always calling for more male characters to show genuine emotion and let me tell you folks, I was not disappointed.  That’s gonna be one of those scenes that stays with me for a good long while.

Ultimately, I just think the movie (and Tom Holland) did a good job of capturing how teenager-hood feels.  Everything feels like a big deal, whether it’s saving the day or asking your crush out, and the movie conveyed that perfectly.  I really connected with Peter’s eagerness to help, frustration when he isn’t taken seriously, and panic when he finds himself in over his head.  Like, if ever there was an apt metaphor for growing up, it’s that.

Anyways, good movie, good acting, go check it out.

Teen Wolf x Supernatural Crossover Things I Need RiGHT NOw
(where the boys arrive at Beacon Hills and “join the pack”)
  1. Stiles and Sam parallels
  2. Stiles and Dean parallels
  3. StilES AND WINCHESTER PARALLELS just kill me
  4. Lowkey Derek x Dean fling thing
  5. Scott and Sam are friends af bc they’re so similar in certain ways
  6. (the Winchester boys and Cas would be a bit younger ideally like Sam would be 20 and Dean would be 24)
  7. Dean and Stiles working with Lydia on cases/to gain control of her powers
  8. Dean and Sam learning there’s different types of were-creatures
  9. Lydia finding out about demon deals and makes one to bring Allison back, but Crowley is a nice little child and gives her soul back, as well as bringing Erica and Jo back too.
  10. Cora, Allison and Jo all being alive and well and joining the girl squad
  11. Everyone sensing Destiel after a while
  12. DEAN AND CAS PROFOUND BOND/EMOTIONAL TETHER PARALLELS
  13. Crowley killing Gerard bc Crowley is literally so sick of his bullshit
  14. Crowley and Peter conversations (how interesting would that be omg)
  15. Isaac never leaving and sassing the shit out of Dean for fun and Sam and Stiles just pISS themselves laughing
  16. Dean helping Malia find the desert wolf
  17. Stiles being very suspicious of Dean bc he’s a bit rough and ruthless but then unknowingly Dean proving himself somehow (maybe by saving someone??) and and eventual frIENDSHIP FORminG
  18. Sam helping Kira learn more about the legend behind Kitsunes
  19. Bobby and Sheriff Stilinski working together by the Sheriff bringing Bobby to crime scenes as a FED or criminologist and assessing the situation together
  20. Ellen and Melissa bffs (i neED THIS ONE)
  21. Ellen telling the Sheriff to jusT GO FOR MELISSA BC ITS OBVIOUS AF
  22. The sheriff saying “only if you tell Bobby” and then BOTH COUPLES GET TOGETHER and I die
  23. Dean telling Parrish to leAVE LYDIA ALonE bc she’s underage and he’s creepy (sorry marrish shippers)
  24. Stiles and Sam talking about Sam’s soulless period and Stiles’ nogitsune times
  25. KIRA AND CAS FRIENDSHIP i need this so bad
  26. DEAN KILLING KAte and then Derek hUGS him
  27. Dean and Derek parallels (losing family, staying strong for “little brother” figures, etc)
  28. Isaac and Dean lisTENING TO STILES abt Theo and they kill him eventually
  29. Sam realising that if Parrish is a hellhound the pack should be worried about heaven/hell elements (and Parrish answering to Crowley)
  30. Sam helping out Liam with his control
  31. Sam, Scott and Liam fighting the dread doctors
  32. Gentle stalia break up (sorry Stalia shippers) bc it’s not working and their feelings aren’t the same as they used to be (bc Stiles still loves Lydia)
  33. DEAN AND SAM TELLING STILES TO GO FOR LYDIA AND HE DOES AND EVERYTHING IS HAPPY AND GOOD bc srsly both shows need some GODDAMN LIGHTENING UP (after Lydia tells Dean how she feels about Stiles)
  34. Malia x Isaac????????? maybe idk
  35. Lydia being AWESOME at research because she can read Latin and Archaic Latin and she translates lots of Bobby’s documents for the boys
  36. Hayden, Stiles and Dean all having the same appreciation for classic rock
  37. Dean and Cas acting like tOTAL BOYFRIENDS AND EVERYONE CALLING IT OUT UNTIL THEY FINALLY ADMIT THEIR FEELINGS AND kill me right now
  38. Scott having Sam as an older brother figure and Melissa loVING HIM and he comes over for dinner all the time
  39. Dean and the Sheriff making crap jokes all the time and embarrassing Stiles in front of Lydia
  40. Cas loving how nice all the girls are to him (but they’re really just returning the kindness he shows them) and he always watches movies with them etc. bc they insist he has to watch it
  41. The boys making everyone carry around salt and holy water just in case
  42. Allison being fASCINATED BY THE WEAPONS the boys have and they and Jo train her
  43. I’m rly feeling the whole Jo x Allison thing idk why (maybe a relationship???????????)
  44. Cora and Jo also getting along rly well
  45. I love the Malia and Kira friendship and I need more of it
  46. The pack finally having some people who know their shit (apart from Deaton) and being able to help even more people i just love this dynamic so much
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“Holy crap” you said as another explosion erupted on the screen in front of you. You, Simon, and Clary have been watching a ton of marvel movies together and so far you were having a good time.
“Imagine of stuff like this happen in real life” you said with a chuckle.

Instead of responding both Simon and Clary gave each other a weird look. You couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow because if the look on their faces.
“What’s with you two?” You asked.

“N-nothing” Simon said quickly. He laughed trying to act casual but you could still tell there was something up. However you rather then question them further you decided just to leave it alone.

What you didn’t know was that throughout the time these films were playing Simon and Clary couldn’t help but think that there lives were ten times crazier then anything these superheroes have ever experienced. But of course they couldn’t tell you that without revealing the supernatural to you, so they just kept their mouths shut and continued to watch the movie.

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Let’s Chase Each Other Around the Room

In which Caroline’s pretty sure that Klaus and her got their wires crossed on this whole ‘marriage-of-convenience’ thing.

Okay, fun fact #1 you should probably know about me is that I’m crazily addicted to Tamil soap operas. They’re misogynistic as hell and they use the same plots over and over again (with the same few actors and actresses, believe me) but I can’t seem to stop watching them and this (and probably the next few) are just inspired by some of the scenes that I’ve been watching.

Oh, and yes, I am giving the whole present tense thing again another whirl because I had so much fun with it in the last drabble. 

And FYI, this is actually the shortest drabble I think I’ve written and I still managed to get to 2K which makes me feel very happy and I may have a problem. 


Caroline sighs as she looks up at the stars. She fans herself once, twice and then three times, inwardly cursing Klaus. The heat is clinging to her skin and she’s stuck on this stupid porch and she hates life even more than usual. 

Finally, he pulls his motorbike up to the curb and parks it, swinging off one leg at a time, slinging his bag over one shoulder. His eyes widen just the slightest when he sees her, but beyond that, he doesn’t display any curiosity as to why she is lounging on the porch like it’s that teal sofa she was admiring in IKEA the other weekend. 

“Where the hell have you been?” She growls, patience officially depleted. “How long do you expect me to wait for you?”

Klaus scowls (because while her bossy attitude was interesting and adorable at first, it got old seriously quick). “Who asked you to wait for me? I gave you a set of keys for this precise reason.”

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NATM3 - A Nutshell (a.k.a I love this movie omg)
  • Larry: Holy crap the tablet is dying and my son is being a teenager
  • Teddy: Shit my hands are wax
  • Dexter: *secretly in love with Larry* *pisses on everything*
  • Octavius: Lancelot is gorgeous...
  • Jed: ... No he's not *why are you not paying attention to me look at me partner please stop no*
  • Sacagawea: Watching these men act like fools is my favourite past time *shares popcorn with Dexter*
  • Nicky: *is a teenager* I am so sorry for everything that is happening
  • Lancelot: *Buz Lightyear syndrome* Where is Guinevere? DON'T LOOK AT MY NOSE
  • Ahkmenrah: lol Oc and Jed are gonna die *everyone stares* I mean, oh dear
Feeding Hannibal, A review


I watched the first episode of Hannibal because of Mads Mikkelsen, who is a fantastic actor, and came out the other side going “holy crap the cooking!”

That is perhaps worrying for a show centered on a cannibal but this show did what none of the movies really accomplished. It centered on the cooking aspect of Hannibals proclivities. The food wasn’t crude or disgusting. It was beautiful without ever leaving you in any doubt about what, or who, was being prepared for dinner, and the act of cooking was orchestrated, something brought home by the classical pieces that the otherwise rather disturbing soundtrack weaved itself in and out of.

After a few episodes I realized I wanted to know all about this show, and being a chef I definitely wanted to know about the food, because outside of the higher end cooking shows like mind of a chef and chefs table, there really wasn’t any food prepared or shot with this much passion on tv. That’s how I found out about Janice Poon.

Janice was the food stylist for the show for all three seasons of Hannibal, and along with her team she produced wonderful and nightmarish food tableaus to mirror the murder scenes that not just Dr Lecter but various other killers arranged on the show. She kept a blog which featured her thoughts and ideas for episodes along with photos and drawings of her designs. Hers was not just the task of making food look appetizing, but also to make it look like people when viewing it from the safe distance of the tv couch, seeing the other characters eat with varying degrees of enlightenment about the true origin of the ingredients.

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Her dedication to the show and affection towards the fanbase, the Fannibals, was mirrored with the rest of the production from the top down. From producers to showrunners, cast and technical crew they *shared* this show with us, and they seemed to love our participation in it, from fan meetings at conventions to running competitions and diving right in with our fandom madness online. Bryan Fuller, the shows creator, always seemed like another fan, one who had a massive budget and a crazy art department to realize his hannibal fic with :)

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It wasn’t long before people started asking Janice for a cookbook, and now, it’s finally here. Your epicurean episode guide and companion to the Hanniverse. I won’t pretend to be a clinically objective reviewer, but I will argue that as a professional chef and fannibal, I am an informed one.


Feeding Hannibal, A connoisseur’s cookbook, by Janice Poon.

In my opinion, this book works because at it’s heart, it is a cookbook. Perhaps an obvious statement but for something produced as a companion piece to a tv show, or a book, or a movie, this is not always the case. There are countless examples where a book like this is produced either by a fan who doesn’t know how to cook, in which case it ends up being a labour filled with love that isn’t very good at being a cookbook, or its produced out of greed by a production trying to squeeze another dollar out of the fans in which case it lacks both love *and* decent recipes.

This book is produced by someone who knows how to cook, how can make food visually stunning, who has a clear setting for her book in a work of fiction where cooking serves (hur hur) an important role and who is herself a huge fan of the source material. This is why this book is so good. It is a professional labour of love.

If you take away the tv show, this is still a great cookbook, just like The Winter Soldier would be a great political action thriller even without the men and women in superhero outfits. Its foundation is solid.

Bookended by foreword and afterword by Mads Mikkelsen and Chef Jose Andres respectively, the book is packed with dishes directly from, as well as inspired by the show. There are anecdotes from production, gorgeous photos of both the food and the eponymous anti-hero (with the author not even trying to veil the adoration for the chiseled dane that so many fans share with her) along with Janices own artful sketches.

The book is neatly structured into sections ranging from breakfast, starters, mains, desserts, side dishes etc. It features arranging tips and tricks, as well as plenty of vegetarian options.

The book doesn’t shy away from the best bits of cooking, namely offal. there’s sweetbreads, brain, heart and tounges galore, as well as the more regular cuts of definitely not people. The photos may suggest otherwise however as the book definitely revels in it’s parent shows more criminal subject matter. And yes, there’s a flower crown, because of course there is.

The photography is lush, reminiscent of still life painting and with just as much creepy undertone. It is similar to books like Historical Heston in how it treats food like culture, like art.

Janice Poons artful sketches bridges the gap between figments of cannibalistic ideas to realised plate. She talks about the challenges of making dishes and scenes seem just.. human.. enough despite their more reasonable origins of lamb, pig or cow. Sometimes even vegetarian options substitute the meat all-together, and it turns out bulgur makes for excellent fake tongues.

At the end of the day this is a book that I enjoy immensely both as a fan and as a cook. It made me want to re-watch the show again, and it makes me want to fire up the stove. It is fun, it is passionate and it is sumptuous.

Go on, have another bite.

Three dumbest arguments against Stalia

You know the biggest hypocrisy of Stdia fandom? Calling Malia rapist because she and Stiles had a clearly consensual sex in Eichen but see NO problem when Stiles made fun and was acting like a jealous asshole when Scott was out of his mind during his first full moon AND when he almost took advantage of DRUGGED  Lydia and abused her privacy by deleting things from her phone.

And, because my neighbor woke me up today with the fucking disco polo music and I breath fire, let’s explore the shit that brainless part of Stdia fandom throws at Stalia.

The DUMBEST shit I have EVER heard in my life is calling Malia a mentally nine year old and then calling her a rapist. Sometimes in ONE sentence. Aside the funny fact that so called Stiles fans made Stilnski the BIGGEST creep and predator in the show by making him having sex with “a mentally 9 year old”, there is the rapist argument that is equally dumb.

Yes, Stiles was drugged before that scene and probably Malia was drugged too. But he was NOT in the basement scene. Why? I don’t know, maybe because he didn’t have ANY problems with logical thinking, logical conclusions, solving mysteries, acting and talking fully normally, stuff you can’t do when you are fucking high. If you do things like that then, sorry, you can agree to have sex too. Besides, how many time has passed since he was drugged? An hour? Half of the day? How much time this drug stayed in his system and made a difference? And did it make a difference? And what kind of a drug was it? A sleeping pill or what? Do you know? Huh?

I love when people throw at others the rape argument. Like, where the hell are your morals? Rape is one of the worst things you can do in our culture and society, it’s a freaking taboo but noooo, let’s throw it at innocent people because it makes our ship look good and we are the biggest fandom now so no one will fight us, we make the rules,  we are the legion, yay! :)

Ugh? So what? The fact he was drugged by something, some time ago but we are not sure for how much and how much it influenced him, but he acts normally and is fully conscious now but it all makes him a rape victim no matter what? D: The sad thing is shit like that comes from people who have absolutely no problem with the scene with Stiles and drugged Lydia. Didn’t happen. Oh, and sorry, he was just an innocent boy in love. Like it makes a difference or something. And Stalia fans are “rape culture cheerleaders”. Great.

And now the second dumbest shit, the fact that some idiots think Malia was a mentally 9 year old in that basement scene. Holy crap! Aside the fact she was acting like a pissed off, typical teenager, who was not playing dolls, watching Barbie movies, drawing princesses and sleeping with her bunny and there was NOTHING that suggests she was not a normal, werecoyote  teenager. The fact she was aware of things she did and blamed herself of the tragedy, that her conscious was fully developed – don’t matter. Sure.

But now the best,  haters want me to believe that the fact she turned into a coyote when she was 9, means she stayed 9 :)))))) For 9 years, she stayed 9 :)))))) The time has stopped for her for years :)))))

Since when the person who can turn into a wolf or a coyote looses his or her humanity in the animal body??? That person has two personalities or something??? Half human, half animal??? Some kind of a schizophrenia??? Huh??? When Talia or Derek turned into wolves they became animals and forgot who they were? Huh? And why she should have stayed mentally 9? Like hell, she was maturing even in the body of a coyote, it’s obvious so where is the fucking problem??? Surprise of your life – coyotes can mature. Animals can mature. Humans can mature. Wow!

And now the last dumbest shit, related to things above. Some people, because she was in a coyote form for some years, call her a… feral child T_____T Yes, I know, they don’t know what a feral child is, so a few facts:

“A feral child (also called wild child) is a human child who has lived isolated from human contact from a very young age, and has little or no experience of human care, behavior, or, crucially, of human language. Feral children lack the basic social skills that are normally learned in the process of enculturation. They often seem mentally impaired and have almost insurmountable trouble learning a human language”.

Friendly reminder that Malia was 9 fucking year old when she turned. That means, I know it’s a surprise of the lifetime, she could speak and wow, was a normal kid with no problems with socialization. Oh dear, guess what? This means she was not a feral child! GASP!!!

2 thing so far about comparing the show and the movie:

1. Armie’s Russian accent is a lot better than David’s. No offence to David. I love them both. Seems like Americans in the 60’s didn’t really know how to fake Russian accents… *cough Star Trek cough*

2. Henry Cavill is a really good actor??? Like holy crap I was watching the show and Robert made a face and I swear it was HENRY for a second A+ acting and A+ casting

THINGS I’M SUPER EXCITED FOR IN THE SCORCH TRIALS:

  • SEEING KI HONG, DYLAN, AND EVERYONE ELSE SHOWING EMOTIONS!!!! the first movie we didn’t really get to see everyone’s acting skills come to life but oh man are we gonna see that happen in scorch trials 
  • KI HONG AS MINHO FREAKING OUT/BEATING UP ON JORGE
  • NEWT CALLING THOMAS “TOMMY” (arent we all)
  • honestly more of ki hong being minho
  • JACOB LOFLAND AS ARIS (he looks so freaking good im so EXCITED TO SEE HIM ACT AS ARIS)
  • RAT MAN 
  • SCORCH TRIALS COSTUMES!!!!!!!!!!
  • GROUP B GIRLS
  • (hopefully) the hanging bodies, etc
  • them eating pizza at the “safe house” (wouldnt that be great) 
  • HOPEFULLY MORE BOOK QUOTES ????????
  • EMOTIONS EMOTIONS EMOTIONS
  • THE CRANK PARTY
  • ROSE TOOK MY NOSE

SO MUCH MORE BUT IM SO EXCITED FOR THIS MOVIE ITS GONNA BE SO PHENOMENAL I CANT WAIT 

Big Hero 6 reaction (spoilers, a long post)

So, this is going to be a thing now. For every movie/tv show I watch I will be doing a reaction post. Hope you guys enjoy!

Before the movie starts:

The movie starts and I can’t believe I’m watching it, holy crap the graphics in this movie:

Hiro acting all innocent in the illegal bot fight but than kicks ass:

Hiro about to get beat up but Tadashi comes to the rescue!

Tadashi:

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Tadashi being protective and trying to motivate Hiro:

This pic belongs to domeychrome (from tumblr). I hope he/she does not mind. 0_0;;;

Going to the Nerd Lab and meeting the team:

Baymax!

Hiro’s project:

Tadashi proud of his brother:

Than the tragedy:

I knew it was going to happen but the build up and the bonding made it worse ;__;

Baymax (again)!

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Yokai:

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Drunk Baymax!

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Hiro and Baymax going after Yokai:

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The team training:

Professor Callaghan and saying it was Tadashi’s own fault in trying to save him:

Baymax going on rampage:

“Tadashi-” “Tadahi’s gone!”:

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The team fights epically:

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“Are you satisfied with my care?”:

“I am satisfied with my care”:

The Tadashi Hamada chip in Baymax’s hand:

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The hug in the end:

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The Stan Lee cameo:

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By the end of it all:

I’m so glad this movie exist. My only gripe about this movie is that it was too short so they probably had to cut out a lot of things. Please, let there be a sequel! Thanks for taking your time to read this post! :)

My friend's reaction to Frozen

‘Do you want to build a snowman?’

Friend: Wait, so she’s just lived in her room for 13 years??

Me: I guess

Friend: Wait what about boys?? She needs to meet her prince!

Me: That’s not what this movie is about…*Don’t mention Elsanna…let her find out on her own…*

'For the First Time in Forever’

Friend: See Anna wants to go meet her true love! Doesn’t Elsa want a true love?

Me: Mehh…*Don’t mention Elsanna*

Love is an Open Door’

Friend: Anna’s gonna beat Elsa to gettin’ that perfect man

Me: *Don’t mention Elsanna*

'Let it Go' 

Friend: Holy crap she’s totally perfect! Such a bad ass! Boys be runnin’ scared! 

Me: *Don’t mention Elsanna*

For the First Time in Forever Reprise’

Friend: Noo! Poor Anna! Get Hans, get hot Hans! 

Me: *Don’t mention Elsanna*

An Act of True Love

Friend: Aaawwwwwwwww that’s so cute! Sisterly lovin’! 

Me: *Elsanna feels* Don’t say it, don’t say it…

Friend: I love this movie! Hey aren’t they making a sequel?

Friend: I wonder what it’s gonna be about…

Me: ELSANNA! *slaps hand over mouth* 

Friend: 

Me: shit, I ruined it!

Friend: 

Me: Shit!

Friend: Hmm…I can see that