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In Defense of the Misunderstood Hero, Mori Ougai

I’m sure many would raise eyebrows when they read the title because, Mori? A hero?

Many people portrayed Mori as a sadistic devil, but in no canon situation has Mori ever shown any sadistic tendency (like Dazai has). In fact, I’d say he’s the reverse of that. He took care of Elise very well, despite/even though she’s his own ability. He never once has hurt people for the sake of hurting people.

In fact whenever he didn’t have any business to take care of, his true personality shone through and it was not of a cold, heartless man with no conscience. Rather it was one full of dorkiness and gentle patience. Here, he even contacted Ango (who was sweating bullet because holy shit he’s being called by the fucking boss of Port Mafia) just to ask what color of dress will fit Elise more.

(For the love of anything holy I’ve scoured Ango and Oda’s tag in tumblr yet I can’t find it. It’s the extra DVD comic featuring Buraiha trio drinking and talking shit about Mori. In exchange, have these dorky dad and son interacting;

First thing first, I will give you what I think is the most important fact about Mori. Look at his line in this scene

Now this is his true nature; his main motivation for doing everything he did. The good of the organization.

At no point has Mori’s action ever benefit only himself. At every instance he appeared in the story, he’s doing something for the Mafia and for Yokohama. The only self-centered thing he has ever done was asking Elise to wear what he wanted her to wear and that’s moot point anyway since she’s his Ability and presumably modeled after his ‘ideal’ little girl.

In this scene, he saved four members of ADA and even gave Atsushi an important lesson. Why would he do such a thing when he could literally immobilize Anne and Lucy by bloodlust alone? He could have let her take Tanizaki and Atsushi, then pressure her to let him out with his memory intact. Not to mention that his Ability, Elise, was waiting just outside, standing by ready to break him out any time.

If he does this, not only he will go free with the memory of the attack and thus the secret of Anne’s Room, he would also take care of not one but three ADA agents. Rather, he chose to save all of them plus every single person Anne has swallowed in the Dark Room.

Now here;

This is the scene where he took over as boss. The fact that the Old Boss was bedridden and hallucinating while seemingly so thin, also from the way he was narrated by Hirostu in episode 21, implicate that his condition was something he contracted at a long period of time rather than it being something sudden.

Notice the circumstance in which he did it. Mori only killed the boss after he issued the order that would bring destruction not only to the Mafia but also to the city and nation at large, killing many people whether criminal or innocent. He didn’t do it before even though he could have.

By becoming the biggest bad of the bad, he resolved himself to take care of the light from the shadows. And this is important because if he hadn’t stepped in at that time either the Old Boss would have burnt Yokohama down or another heinous criminal would have taken over and brings the nation down with them.

He is protecting Yokohama by not letting people worse than him to take control of its biggest criminal organization. Notice what Kouyou think about him;

She supported him because of this too. She knew what it felt like to under one of those leaders that cared only for money and power like the Old Boss. Kouyou will not support people if all they brought with them was suffering and death the way she was forced to feel when her dearest was taken away from her. Under Mori’s reign, our queen Kouyou pledge her loyalty not to him but the kinder way he brought.

It can also be seen in this scene.

Mori could have taken effort to keep Kouyou there, but his tone and body language are open. He knew that Kouyou can go anytime and he’s not fighting to keep her there; Kouyou decided to stay on her own free will and he is appreciative of knowing he had a single ally he can absolutely trust on who also knew of his true motivation.

In this scene

It was made clear that he respect the Old Boss, so much that the death of a hundred subordinate made him embarrassed.  He’s not upset that he lost some underlings, he’s upset that he lost them without a good reason to justify their death. A miscalculation has taken a hundred of his soldiers.

And you might think his reaction to this is rather cold, but remember that all of them were members of the mafia. All of them are criminals who would be executed if they fall into the hands of the police and they also knew what they’re getting into when they joined the Organization.

You can probably say what he did to Odasaku was horrible, sure. But it was expected for the boss of the Mafia to do so. (further reading for this topic)

But you have to admit it was a stroke of utter genius. With the gifted Business Permit and no longer fearing the government, Mori would be freer to take down opposing criminal organization that might bother the peace. Rather, he focused the Mafia to expanding its power and outwardly he did so, like this there will be very little chance for either a rebellion or an enemy organization attacking them in their HQ. This would also mean less threat to Yokohama.

Fukuzawa’s remark in this was absolutely true. Not only between the two organization but also for him and Mori specifically. Mori loved Yokohama, enough to dip into the darkest of dark to protect it. And Fukuzawa knew it too because look at his line here

In this, it can be said that he didn’t want a war to break in Yokohama that might disturb its peace. But then why say ‘balance’?

This is because Fukuzawa knew the extent of his subordinate’s strength also that they will be able to kill Mori if they go all out. This is what he feared the most. While if he died, the Agency can be well-taken care of in Kunikida’s hand, once Mori’s dead there’s no one to reign in the Port Mafia and keep it from wreaking havoc, thus destroying the balance of Yokohama city into what it was before; the Dragon Head Rush. (you might want to read the novel of dark era to really grasp the situation. But basically it was a gang war that led to many victims including the families of Odasaku’s orphans)

More than that, the people who might succeed Mori would not be as kind as him. They might do what the Old Boss did and try to burn Yokohama down.

And this, I think, is also the main reason why Mori sent Dazai away from the Mafia. It is, of course, easy to assume what Dazai remarked about Mori’s intention in chapter 30/episode 21 to be the truth; that he did it to remove a threat to his position.

But is this the whole story?

The fact that he kept Dazai’s spot empty rather than choosing someone else to fill it was a paradox if you were to look at him from the angle of a man hungry for power. He has anticipated Dazai’s return, was so sure of it in fact that he sacrificed monetary and workload gains of having another Executive. If he wanted Dazai back in the first place, then why drive him out of the Mafia and into the ADA?

For now, imagine what would have happened if Dazai took over as the Boss if he’s still the same man he was before Oda’s death. Cruel, ruthless and uncaring for people’s life as he was, he would have gone into the same track as the Old Boss and destroys Yokohama as his mental health eroded. Not even Odasaku would be able to save him from himself at this point.

This is also why he asked Dazai back to the Mafia after taking such extreme methods to drive him out. Of course there are another reason, that is he needed his right hand back to drive out the Guild as he remarked.

But the main reason why he asked back after all this time was because there are people in ADA who have taught him about having something worth loving and worth protecting.

Mori felt that Dazai has learnt enough about the light and why it is something worth protecting. With it, when Dazai inevitably take his seat as the Boss of Port Mafia, Dazai would be able to follow his legacy as the Darth Vader of Bungou Stray Dogs and The Dark Knight of Yokohama. This is Mori’s special way of grooming Dazai to become his successor.

All this was so Dazai can be his successor and not the Old Boss’.

Conclusion for those who are too lazy to read 2000+ words of Mori being awesome: no, Mori is not an evil incarnate born to manipulate everyone to his own amusement.

If anything, he’s the greatest hero of the story. The same way the ADA is protecting the city and Japan from the light, Mori is protecting it from the shadows. With the balance that has been made between him and Fukuzawa, it is imperative that he keep doing what he did, or the balance will fall and Yokohama condemned into a lake of fire.

Asagiri Kafka is truly an exceptional writer. They made Mori into this all-bad boss of the Mafia while slipping in his real face every so often. Here is the author who made every character complex and with their own motivation. What made you think they’ll make the ‘villain’ as simple as a man existing just to be a villain?

Even Fitzgerald and Fyodor got development and reasoning for doing what they did, but the difference is they’re arc-villain and not whole story-villain like Mori. Their reign will be over with their arc, but Mori’s will live as long as BSD continues, so it’s imperative that they got their development and exposition early on so the readers can sympathize with them.

Thus I concluded my exposition of the anti-hero that has been protecting Yokohama all this time not by bathing in sunlight but by submerging himself in blood yet capable of keeping his head out of it depth; Mori Ougai.

We Don’t Talk Anymore Part 3

Originally posted by darkfrinda

Something short, Angsty, Based on JungKook’s cover of We don’t talk anymore, VKook, Best Friends with Y/N, Friends with benefits

The door JungKook harshly has been knocking finally opened but not exactly by whom he expected. Tae was standing right in front of him, wearing just a bathrobe. JungKook’s voice was raspy, giving his thoughts away.

“What are you…”

Then he heard you speaking sweet and soft.

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Classic Movies Trivia

Gone With Wind : At nearly four hours long, this is the longest running of all movies to win the Best Picture Academy Award.

- Vivien Leigh later said that she hated kissing Clark Gable because of his bad breath, probably caused by his false teeth, a result of excessive smoking.

- Three of the four principal actors–Leslie Howard, Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable–died at relatively young ages. Olivia de Havilland outlived them all by at least 40 years and is the only one who remains alive (as of 2014). Ironically, her character is the only one who dies in the film.

Casablanca: “Here’s looking at you, kid” was improvised by Humphrey Bogart in the Parisian scenes and worked so well that it was used later on again in the film.

- Humphrey Bogart’s wife Mayo Methot continually accused him of having an affair with Ingrid Bergman, often confronting him in his dressing room before a shot. Bogart would come onto the set in a rage. In fact, despite the undeniable on-screen chemistry between Bogart and Bergman, they hardly spoke.

Rebel Without a Cause : T-shirt sales soared after James Dean wore one in this film.

- The opening scene in the movie with Jim Stark and the toy monkey was improvised by James Dean after the production had been shooting for nearly 24 hours straight. He asked Nicholas Ray to roll the camera, that he wanted to do something. Ray obliged and the improvisation went on to become the famous opening scene.

- The film was originally going to contain a kiss between James Dean and Sal Mineo.

Singin’ in the Rain : Gene Kelly insulted Debbie Reynolds for not being able to dance. Fred Astaire, who was hanging around the studio, found her crying under a piano and helped her with her dancing.

- The “Singing in the Rain” number took all day to set up –and Gene Kelly was very ill (some say with a fever over 101).the director was ready to send him home. He ad-libbed most of it and it only took one take - which is what you see on film.

Wizard of Oz :  Judy Garland had to wear a painful corset-style device around her torso so that she would appear younger and flat-chested.

- A recent study claimed that this is the most watched movie in film history, largely due to the number of television screenings each year as well as the various video/DVD releases, which have enabled children of every generation to see it.

- The ruby slippers were silver (like in the book) until MGM chief Louis B. Mayer realized that the Technicolor production would benefit from the slippers being colored.

Breakfast At Tiffanys : Although not visible on camera, hundreds of onlookers watched Audrey Hepburn’s window-shopping scene at the start of the film. This made her nervous and she kept making mistakes. It wasn’t until a crew member nearly got electrocuted behind the camera that she pulled herself together and finished the scene.

- Holly’s whistle when she hails a cab for Paul was actually dubbed in. Audrey Hepburn attempted to learn how to whistle with two fingers, but could never produce the desired sound.

-  Hepburn was very self-conscious of her performance while Capote was on set as she felt inadequate as the Holly he had envisioned.

A Streetcar Named Desire : Fitted t-shirts could not be bought at the time, so Marlon Brando’s apparel had to be washed several times and then the back stitched up, to appear tightly over the actor’s chest.

- There was some bad blood between Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando at the beginning of the shoot, but these conflicts had nothing to do with acting style. Brando was simply annoyed at Leigh’s typically British manners and stuffiness. The two acting giants eventually became friends as the shoot progressed.

anonymous asked:

Do you have a favorite Landslide performance? I think my very favorite is the one from the Rumours tour in Japan. It's really so special. Even Lindsey has a certain look on his face throughout the whole thing.

Hey anon, I agree, the one in Japan from the ‘Rumours Tour’ is just gorgeous! I have so many favorites though… ‘The Dance’ DVD one holds a very special place in my heart because it was the first one I’ve ever watched. I was very touched by “this is for you Daddy” long before I became a fan.

I love the one from Passaic in 1975 where Christine introduces the song, she sings it so softly and there’s a beautiful “oooh” in the middle. Also the one from Wallingford in 1975, I’m pretty these pictures are from that radio show.

I absolutely love the one with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The ‘Walden Woods’ benefit performance from 2002 has the most gorgeous arrangement and it’s just so different that it’s a favorite too! All the performances from the ‘Arizona Heart Institute’ concerts and the ones with ‘Sound City Players’.

And I was in awe of every single performance of ‘Landslide’ from the ‘24 Karat Gold Tour’. ♥


BBC Sherlock is picking up where Casablanca left off. “The stage is set, the curtain rises, we are ready to begin…” Which is important, because before it was a film, Casablanca was an unproduced play.

First, I’d like to give credit to @deducingbbcsherlock for the original meta about John on the tarmac: ( x ) This post, is a follow-up of sorts, in that it deals with what happens afterward, and how we all land.

Take into account, that when Casablanca was made, the people we now think of as refugees, were still living the events. The film did create a rallying for those same people, and included refugees in its scenes. The LGBTQA+ viewers hoping for representation are the Sherlock refugees.

I included the images above, because of the blue/slightly rainbow lighting effect that occurs in the scenes, and due to pondering why they were having Mycroft watching an old movie (which we know was made for the show). Blue lights invariably spring up around anything involving Sherlock and John’s hearts (especially phones, bombs, and police lights). In the scene from T6T, the blue lights mimic a runway. In the first of the two images from TFP, after Sherlock breaks down the fourth wall, it even looks like he is coming down from a plane ramp.

From a previous piece I worked on:

Lights and Landing. I keep thinking it’s going to /come down/ to lights. On ASiB, Flight 007, the lights were out, and Nobody (TLD/Nemo TFP) was home (because they were all dead). During the stag night, Sherlock and John are drinking by a table, where Sherlock’s (heart) phone is left glowing blue next to four candles. If we’re still on the roof of TRF, John had his lights knocked out, but only after he and Sherlock escaped the police with their blue lights. In TEH, the lights are on the (heart) bomb. In HLV, Sherlock shoots Magnussen, and then a huge light lands on him from the helicopter. In TAB, Sherlock’s lights kept going out. In the flight of T6T, again everyone’s lights are out, except John’s. In TLD, Sherlock figures out the issue of the illuminated Miss Me from Eurus’s note, in the same way he noticed Help Me on the wall when Anderson missed it (which is also the text Sherlock sent Lestrade in TSoT that then results in blue lights through 221B’s curtains). In TFP, the little girl mentions seeing lights right before Sherlock figures out the code to locate John. We already know there is this recurring issue of projectors/projections/premonitions.

Which is why I don’t think it’s an accident that we go from the Casablanca-style scenes in HLV and TAB, to Sherlock and John beating Mary Rosemund to Morocco, in T6T. At the beginning of T6T, Sherlock says, ““I’m the target. Targets wait.” “How did you find me?” Mary asks. “I’m Sherlock Holmes,” he shrugs. He waited. For John. For her. There were premonitions…

Also, it works with the scenario of Victor Lazlo. Early in the movie, Victor Laszlo acquires a large scar over his left eye. The reason for the scar’s existence is never addressed in the movie. Likewise, @inevitably-johnlocked surmised that John has lost his left eye ( x ) In TFP, as a child, Eurus always has brown eyes–except in the scene where she is lighting the match. In that scene, it’s blue. I never understood why, until this.

The water scenarios we keep getting in S4, and the idea of TD-12 or a coma causing this to all be misinformation or somehow incorrect.

Captain Renault: What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?

Rick: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.

Captain Renault: The waters? What waters? We’re in the desert.

Rick: I was misinformed.

We’ve already had a parallel between Rick and Sherlock from TGG, albeit in reverse.

Rick: And remember, this gun is pointed right at your heart.

Captain Renault: That is my *least* vulnerable spot.

Then, there’s John as Ilsa. A blonde married to a blonde, pining over a dark-haired man that is represented as anti-social. Renault has the ability to mirror Sherlock or John.

Ilsa: It’s about a girl who had just come to Paris from her home in Oslo. At the house of some friends, she met a man about whom she’d heard her whole life. A very great and courageous man. He opened up for her a whole beautiful world full of knowledge and thoughts and ideals. Everything she knew or ever became was because of him. And she looked up to him and worshiped him… with a feeling she supposed was love.

Now, we come to the parallels between the tarmac scene and TFP:

Another well-known story is that the actors did not know until the last day of shooting how the film was to end. (Delayed Sherlock scripts, and actors saying they didn’t know in advance where their story arcs were going.) In the case of Casablanca, this was later refuted… The original play (set entirely in the cafe) ended with Rick sending Ilsa and Laszlo to the airport. During scriptwriting, the possibility was discussed of Laszlo being killed in Casablanca, allowing Rick and Ilsa to leave together, but as Casey Robinson wrote to Hal Wallis before filming began, the ending of the film “set up for a swell twist when Rick sends her away on the plane with Laszlo. For now, in doing so, he is not just solving a love triangle. He is forcing the girl to live up to the idealism of her nature, forcing her to carry on with the work that in these days is far more important than the love of two little people.” (Remember, John is Ilsa) It was certainly impossible for Ilsa to leave Laszlo for Rick, as the production code forbade showing a woman leaving her husband for another man. (Much like the film code prevented TPLOSH from having Holmes and Watson as a gay couple). The concern was not whether Ilsa would leave with Laszlo, but how this result could be engineered. The problem was solved when the Epstein brothers, Julius and Philip, were driving down Sunset Boulevard and stopped for the light at Beverly Glen. At that instant the identical twins turned to each other and simultaneously cried out, “Round up the usual suspects!” (Which is literally what they did in S4, especially TFP. The key players are all rounded up, and we have our twins reference) By the time they had driven past Fairfax and the Cahuenga Pass and through the Warner Brothers studio’s portals at Burbank, in the words of Julius Epstein, “the idea for the farewell scene between a tearful Bergman and a suddenly noble Bogart” had been formed and all the problems of the ending had been solved.” (No loose ends…)

That issue of the Prime Minister, that came up in T6T? In the original play (the curtain rises, the scene is set), the correct PM is written: Weygand. In the subtitles for the English DVDs, it says De Gaulle. At the time of the film, he was head of the Free French government in exile, so a letter signed by him would have provided no benefit.

In the scene where Lazlo begins the national anthem, La Marseillaise, these are the lyrics:

Arise, children of the Fatherland! The day of glory has arrived! Against us, tyranny raises its bloody banner. Do you hear, in the countryside, the roar of those ferocious soldiers? They’re coming to your land to cut the throats of your women and children!

To arms, citizens! Form your battalions! Let’s march, let’s march! Let their impure blood water our fields!

John in TFP: Today, we have to be soldiers, Mycroft, soldiers. And that means to hell with what happens to us!

Sherlock: Soldiers.

John: Soldiers.

Going back to the first image, look at the name of the bar. The Attic. Where does Sherlock locate Eurus? In the attic (last image)…

Tellingly, this is what Umberto Eco said of the film (which originally, had a solid opening, but nothing meteoric) “Thus Casablanca is not just one film. It is many films, an anthology. Made haphazardly, it probably made itself, if not actually against the will of its authors and actors, then at least beyond their control. And this is the reason it works, in spite of aesthetic theories and theories of film making. For in it there unfolds with almost telluric force the power of Narrative in its natural state, without Art intervening to discipline it….When all the archetypes burst in shamelessly, we reach Homeric depths. Two clichés make us laugh. A hundred clichés move us. For we sense dimly that the clichés are talking among themselves, and celebrating a reunion. Eco also singled out sacrifice as one of the film’s key themes: "the myth of sacrifice runs through the whole film.” It was this theme which resonated with a wartime audience that was reassured by the idea that painful sacrifice and going off to war could be romantic gestures done for the greater good. (We’re back the Greek references that permeated S4, the status of Anteros at the beginning of the opening credits to the show, and the overall reception from viewers of TFP.)

Also, remember Mark saying: “I’m a gay man. This is not an issue. But we’ve explicitly said this is not going to happen—there is no game plan—no matter how much we lie about other things, that this show is going to culminate in Martin and Benedict going off into the sunset together.” Well, if John as Ilsa has vacated the premises, and left that part of himself with Mary, it makes sense. Because, at the end of Casablanca, Rick walks off into the fog with Captain(!) Renault.

Regarding the clues we’ve been getting about 6, 40, & 27. In the summer of 1940, the 27-year-old teacher Murray completed the play in six weeks with the collaboration of Joan Alison. It was never shown as such until London in 1991, for 6 weeks.

Tagging @graceebooks @impatient14 and @whimsicalethnographies @may-shepard @jenna221b because they replied to some of the minor bits I added onto existing posts, which then became this…thing. Anyway, thanks for reading.

Having tired ourselves out, we’d all collapsed on the couches and watched some of Alec’s movies from Earth-Aleph, the alternate Earth that our Earth had been communicating with since Professor Haywire tore a hole between realities.



Is she kidding, describing the setting of the movies, or is that canon now?

Alrighty then! The world might have contacted an alternate reality or it’s the setting of a movie series and I genuinely can’t tell which it is.

Media was one of the few things that could be traded back and forth through the hole.

It’s the former. Huh. Alright!

Long story short, you could get books, movies and DVDs of TV shows from the other world, if you were willing to accept the price tag. The benefit? I got to spend the afternoon seeing how the other universe had handled episodes one and two of the Star Wars films.

Pfft, are they any better?

Honestly though? Episode I is in my opinion the most enjoyable Star Wars movie other than VII. Then again, I’ve only seen it once or twice, so maybe I remember it as being better than it deserves.

I guess I just look for different qualities in movies than the average Star Wars fan.

Fact: they were still pretty disappointing.


Some things are just universal constants, like for example John Cusack.

lin-manuel miranda is dead to me

a surfeit of money and adulation has blown up his ego.

he has now decided to make sure that 99% of fans can never see hamilton [unless the have the sense to watch the boot] due to money, location, or both. 

i’ve been giving him the benefit of the doubt, actually thinking he would want [non privileged people] to see this and that it was the capitalist overlords who were preventing this.

turns out he has become a capitalist overlord. 

artistic integrity my arse. 

sit down,lin, you pretentious motherfucker!

the room where it happens?!

sure, live theater is great, i love it. i saw the rsc macbeth with judy dench and ian mckellen 3 times in the theater, it was magical.

but guess what- it’s pretty good on dvd too.

as are quite a few rsc productions.

i’ve seen the hamilton bootleg-it suffices. sure i would have preferred a pro shot. sure i would like to see it life [but not at THOSE prices. it’s not worth THAT much.

your performance certainly isn’t worth that much or even more. 

poor acting,poor dancing, very poor singing.

i hope that all the ‘’little’’ people who have been scrimping and saving to get a ticket for hamilton at super inflation prices stop, do something better with their money, and watch the boot instead.

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA -i curse you for your hubris!

may the fates take note of your arrogance, your overblown ego,your delusions of grandeur,your lack of charity,

and may you have NO luck in your future endeavors!

anonymous asked:

be thankful for what? you uploading content that isn't your own to gain followers and likes? you uploading content that is there for people who pay for it? you uploading content that vlive clearly wants to be paid for and you taking that away? it's like uploading a fic from another website because you want to share it with other people, it is not your own and therefore called plagiarism, you don't owe the content, you have no right to upload it onto another website whatsoever

Plagiarism -  the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own

Profit -  obtain a financial advantage or benefit, especially from an investment.

I am not a freeloader… I also pay for it… for all the content I post. The dvds, the albums, the vlive+. the ch+. I never perpetuated any idea that the videos posted were mine, as you yourself know, the content comes from vlive. 

I have been a kpop fan for a loooong time… started as a young student with no money and no capacity to view content that only those who can afford were able to view. I have let myself only partially know the group that i loved because I had no means. 

Not to brag, but I have had more followers than I ever thought I’d have even before sharing those videos. The followers I gained and the notes would not be equivalent to the cost I pay monthly + everything else.

I am aware of the policy and I am not saying I am blameless. I am aware of profiteering and gains. I am a person who have worked for companies that earn sooo much and have hated it to opt for a more giving route. I cannot speak for everyone sharing the vids. But that is just me. 

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Charater Profiles

Here’s the promised compilation of all character profile card translations! Enjoy.

Ryuugamine Mikado (DVD Vol.1)

Height: 165cm
Weight: 50kg
Birthday: March 21st
Blood Type: O
Hobby: Internet surfing
Favorite subject: Information technology
Least favorite subject: Physical education
Foods he likes: Skewer-grilled chicken in miso sauce
Foods he dislikes: Anything that’s too hard.
Favorite saying: “Supreme rule of life is to adapt without compromising.” - Georg Simmel (German philosopher)

Kida Masaomi (DVD Vol.2)

Height: 170cm
Weight: 60kg
Birthday: June 19th (“the Day of Romance” in Japan)
Blood Type: A
Hobby: Picking up girls
Favorite subject: English
Least favorite subject: History
Foods he likes: Anything as long as it’s a meal with girls
Foods he dislikes: Everything if it’s a meal with just guys
Favorite saying: “Love is a leveller.”

Sonohara Anri (DVD Vol.3)

Height: 152cm
Weight: ……。
Birthday: Oct. 31st
Blood Type: O
Hobby: Looking at paintings
Favorite subject: Physical education
Least favorite subject: Music (but she’s not bad at it)
Foods she likes: Crabs
Foods she dislikes: Raw meat
Favorite saying: “A friend is a second self.” - Aristotle

Orihara Izaya (DVD Vol.4)

Height: 175cm
Weight: 58kg
Birthday: May 4th (which means he was stabbed on his birthday in Vol.6.)
Blood Type: O
Hobby: Human observation
Things he likes: Humans, humans, humans
Things he dislikes: Heiwajima Shizuo, eyes of dead fish
Foods he likes: Any food that tells him something about the personality of the one who prepared it.
Foods he dislikes: Canned food, compressed food, junk food, etc.
Favorite saying: “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.” - Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

Heiwajima Shizuo (DVD Vol.5)

Height: 185cm
Weight: 70kg
Blood Type: O
Birthday: Jan. 28th
Hobby: Basking in the sun
Things he likes: Running brooks, watching martial artists fight
Things he dislikes: Orihara Izaya, violence, gambling
Foods he likes: Milk, all dairy products, desserts/sweet things in general
Foods he dislikes: Anything that’s bitter, beer (his preferences are like a kid’s as far as taste’s concerned)
Favorite saying: “Peace”

Kishitani Shinra (DVD Vol.6)

Height: 178cm
Weight: 60kg
Blood Type: AB
Birthday: April 2nd
Hobbies: Dissecting, games, Celty
Things he likes: Everything about Celty, proverbs/idioms
Things he dislikes: Abstinence
Foods he likes: Three-five-eight marinaded sandfish, Celty’s cooking
Foods he dislikes: Fat in meat
Favorite saying: “Neither doctors nor the Kusatsu Hot Springs* can cure the illness called love.” and every positive proverb about love.

* Kusatsu Hot Springs (草津温泉) is a hot spring resort located in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, northwest of Tokyo. The springs became one of the best known of such locations after the water there was recommended for its health benefits by Erwin von Baelz, a German doctor.

Celty Sturluson (DVD Vol.7)

Height: 174cm (with helmet)
Weight: ???
Birthday: ? (Shinra: “Let’s just celebrate it every day, then!”)
Blood Type: Unknown (but her temperament is close to that of an O-type human)
Hobbies: All games, watching television, Internet surfing
Things she likes: Shinra, her horse (Shooter)
Things she dislikes: Supernatural phenomena that have to do with aliens
Foods she likes: [Are you making fun of me?]
Foods she dislikes: [You are, right?]
Favorite saying: “[That person] loves me…and how precious I have become to myself.” - Goethe, Sorrows of Young Werther

Kadota Kyohei (DVD Vol.8)

Height: 183cm
Weight: 74kg
Birthday: Sept. 15th
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Reading, ink and wash paintings
Things he likes: Company, hot springs, watching baseball games
Things he dislikes: Fiendish deeds
Foods he likes: Sushi, soba with tempura, green tea
Foods he dislikes: Nothing in particular, but he’s not very skilled with forks and knives.
Favorite saying: “When you are standing at the batter’s box of life, don’t get struck out!” - Kobayashi Shigeru (professional baseball player) 

Yumasaki Walker (DVD Vol.9)

Height: 174cm
Weight: 55kg
Birthday: Jan. 23rd
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Everything fictional (including games, movies, etc.), anime songs, ice carving
Things he likes: Make-believe, vision, fantasizing, wishful thinking, daydreaming
Things he dislikes: Censorship of expression
Foods he likes: Manga meat*
Foods he dislikes: “I can’t afford to be picky about food if I’m going to end up in the 2D world one day! So I’ll eat anything, even insects!”
Favorite saying: “I’m glad you asked! I’ll start from the titles beginning with an ‘A'…(and he went on to cite over 100 sayings from anime and manga as well as those by mangaka and anime producers, which we will omit here.)”

* Manga meat: a meat primarily seen in comedic manga and anime, typically depicted as a big piece of meat covering a thick bone.

Karisawa Erika (DVD Vol.10)

Height: 160cm
Weight: Equal to 19 Super Deluxe Illustration Books (Limited Edition!)
Birthday: Nov. 3rd
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Everything fictional (including games, movies, etc.), anime songs, cosplaying, crafting things with silver
Things she likes: Being other people’s “cosplay producer”
Things she dislikes: People who jump to the conclusion that bad things happen because of manga or anime without actually giving it a thought
Foods she likes: Honey toast served at a certain karaoke place
Foods she dislikes: Alcohol
Favorite saying: “You’re never really done for, as long as you’ve got a good story and someone to tell it to.” - “The Legend of 1900”

Togusa Saburo (DVD Vol.11)

Height: 166cm
Weight: 57kg
Birthday: July 30th
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Cheering for idols (Hijiribe Ruri), driving
Things he likes: Hijiribe Ruri, his own van
Things he dislikes: People who scratch his van, the anti-Hijiribe Ruri lot
Foods he likes: Ramen
Foods he dislikes: Anything that’s likely to get spilled inside his van.
Favorite saying: “Idol-chasing? No. There’s no need for us to chase Ruri-chan because to us, Ruri-chan is the world itself. We do what we do to thank the world.” - President of the Official Fan Club of Hijiribe Ruri (by the way, Togusa is one of the three Vice Presidents.)

Simon Brezhnev (DVD Vol.12)

Height: 220cm
Weight: 129kg
Birthday: May 5th
Blood Type: O
Hobby: River fishing
Things he likes: Japanese culture, “Messrs. Managers"* who are generous with money
Things he dislikes: Fights, customers who run away without paying their bills
Foods he likes: Wasabi
Foods he dislikes: “Oh - it’s no good to dislike food. You dislike something, you put it on rice, it transform into sushi. Good for eat.”
Favorite saying: “Любишь кататься, люби и саночки возить. (If you like to sled, you have to enjoy pulling the sleigh.)” - Russian proverb

* “Mr. Manager”: “Shachou-san”, in the series Simon calls many male adult customers this (probably because he thinks it’s a universally flattering way of referring to them), to which Kadota replied: “I’m not a manager!”

Heiwajima Kasuka (Hanejima Yuuhei) (DVD Vol.13)

Height: 177cm
Weight: 62kg
Blood Type: O
Birthday: Feb. 22nd (Cat’s Day in Japan)
Hobbies: All sports, fishing, billiard, darts, horse riding, investments, collecting automobiles, going to the theater, going to the movies, painting, calligraphy, home carpentry, table magic, aikido, flying small planes, flower arrangement, et cetera.
Things he likes: Cats (e.g. the cat he keeps, Yuigadokusonmaru)
Things he dislikes: Judging a person based on rumors alone
Foods he likes: Homemade curry rice, pudding, dairy products
Foods he dislikes: Chewing gum (He doesn’t know how long he should chew it before he can throw it away)
Favorite saying: “With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.” - Edgar Allan Poe

Hijiribe Ruri (DVD Vol.13)

Height: 162cm
Weight: 42kg
Blood Type: Unknown
Birthday: Sept. 27th (Though on the faux wiki in Vol.4 it says she was born on Aug. 8th.)
Hobbies: Collecting figurines of monsters, beasts and curious human beings
Things she likes: Cats, family, singing, movies with monsters in them, special makeup
Things she dislikes: Her own weaknesses, direct summer sunlight
Foods she likes: Liver sashimi, foods rich in iron content
Foods she dislikes: Foods that have garlic in them
Favorite saying: “Solitude is a good place to visit, but a poor place to stay.” - Henry Wheeler Shaw

Kasuka’s & Ruri’s profiles

Heiwajima Kasuka (Hanejima Yuuhei)

Height: 177cm
Weight: 62kg
Blood Type: O
Birthday: Feb. 22nd (Today!)
Hobbies: All sports, fishing, billiard, darts, horse riding, investments, collecting automobiles, going to the theater, going to the movies, painting, calligraphy, home carpentry, table magic, aikido, flying small planes, flower arrangement, et cetera.
Things he likes: Cats (e.g. the cat he keeps, Yuigadokusonmaru)
Things he dislikes: Judging a person based on rumors alone
Foods he likes: Homemade curry rice, pudding, dairy products
Foods he dislikes: Chewing gum (He doesn’t know how long he should chew it before he can throw it away)
Favorite saying: “With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.” - Edgar Allan Poe

Hijiribe Ruri

Height: 162cm
Weight: 42kg
Blood Type: Unknown
Birthday: Sept. 27th (Though on the faux wiki in Vol.4 it says she was born on Aug. 8th.)
Hobbies: Collecting figurines of monsters, beasts and curious human beings
Things she likes: Cats, family, singing, movies with monsters in them, special makeup
Things she dislikes: Her own weaknesses, direct summer sunlight
Foods she likes: Liver sashimi, foods rich in iron content
Foods she dislikes: Foods that have garlic in them
Favorite saying: “Solitude is a good place to visit, but a poor place to stay.” - Henry Wheeler Shaw

anonymous asked:

I almost feel like Lucy was inspired by MM. The only two parts that don't make sense are that Henry seems like a somewhat willing participant unlike Harry who was pretty clueless from the beginning and she's not on a TV show with some sort of following.One benefit though is that since she's a stunt woman, she can go around in the background unnoticed if/when this all goes south. MM won't even have straight-to-dvd roles to fall back on.

I was told as much, they admired her PR and how I handled it. Oh great, I’m the poster girl for narcissists R us!  yeah, if she is going to be difficult with the stars she won’t get work. Henners is a big boy and that picture is funny.

MM going down the path to becoming a used car salesperson or a corner hot dog vendor, MM loves RED HOT DOGs.

thanks anon

The Big Nintendo Crypost

Since the past couple days have been ‘whine about Nintendo’ days and the NX will probably be outed in a month or so and everyone will be starstruck by the shininess, I might as well get out in front and much like The Gaming Brit, get my own crystorm about the company out. And while I’m sure I’ll get 100 people with nintendo-related names and icons of incidental Nintendo characters yelling at me as some CoD playing dudebro regardless, I’ll still point out that I have bought every single Nintendo platform, usually at or close to launch. For most of my life I was one step below Bob “Empty My Nine On The Halo Line” Chipman in terms of Nintendo fanboyism.

And Nintendo, for the past.. whoof, six years? Has sucked.

Nintendo Pricing

Nintendo’s pricing is bullshit.

The HD Ports of Wind Waker and Twilight Princess were priced about twice as much as they should have been. Every other company under the sun established the pricing pattern for HD Remasters about halfway through last gen when all the PS2 remasters started hitting, but Nintendo seems to have this idea that overpricing their stuff boosts their 'brand’ or something. It doesn’t really matter that they made some gameplay changes to the titles, either - that isn’t uncommon for remasters or HD collections and they don’t charge full price for decade old games for it. Nintendo games are good, but so are a lot of other games, and they don’t deign to charge me forty to sixty dollars per HD port.

But this doesn’t just apply to those games. Nintendo games stay at or close to full price forever. Hell, it was only recently that Nintendo added a bunch of games that had been out two years or more to their 'Nintendo Selects’ brand, reducing them to an actually reasonable price. Nintendo games stay too high for way too long, which again seems to be a deliberate decision made for branding or PR purposes rather than the realities of demand.

Amiibo Is Stupid

Oh god, Amiibo is so stupid.

The idea is sound - Skylanders and Lego Dimensions and Disney Infinity are popular, and people like them. But in all three of those cases, the figures exist to support the game. The game that Nintendo doesn’t have, and doesn’t seem interested in having.

I keep waiting for Nintendo to announce the Amiibo game, that actually uses all these toys for one unified purpose, but I don’t think it’s actually coming. They seem content to hock these figures and never have any game use them more than for an occasional easter egg or bonus. Also, most of the purchasers seem to be adults (I mean, and scalpers, but let’s get there in a second.)

Without a game that seriously uses these figures and the constant pipeline of releases, including special and limited edition Amiibo, the entire product line comes off less like something Nintendo seriously wants to use, and more like a scheme devised to pump their adult fanbase for money. It feels like the equivalent of the floundering comic industry announcing more and more 'variant covers’ and the like, perpetually trying to squeeze more revenue out of a stagnant if not shrinking fanbase.

Forced Scarcity

This is more of a minor point, but Nintendo has this serious issue with Forced Scarcity. They always have, from back in the NES days when they were the only place for publishers to get carts, and routinely underfilled cart orders for… some.. reason. This continued with the DS Lite and Wii, when they deliberately kept them scarce, in the Wii’s case for YEARS, for again, some.. reason…

I guess the logic is that it keeps demand up, and produces the impression that your product is highly desirable which is  beneficial for public perfection, but in the modern era all it really does is empower scalpers. While it’s stupid for hardware, at least most stores will not allow a scalper to buy up an entire stock of consoles. They make no such restrictions on Amiibos, so Nintendo’s bullshit forced scarcity enabled scalpers to take advantage of people. The only mercy was that, in a stunning display of compassion (or, in reality, probably oversight or technical impossibility) amiibos are not region locked, which considering Nintendo is a company that has literally designed the faces of their portables slightly differently in each region to have REGION LOCKED FACE PLATES, is a real amazement.

Anyway that’s not the point - Forced Scarcity is stupid and only benefits scalpers and Nintendo is stupid for continuing to do it.

Region Locking

Region Locking is stupid and pointless. People import games that don’t get released in the US, and reverse importing isn’t a massive issue with games the way it is with Anime DVDs. Region Free hardware gives consumers more freedom and enables developers to make games available to markets they lack the money to release in, or face legal hurdles in, like the recent series of Gundam games having english subs despite being only released in Asia.

Stop it.

The Treehouse Sucks

Nintendo Treehouse is a bad localization division. I’m not gonna get more into it than that since people like to raise their hackles in conversations about the treehouse and I’ve talked about it more and this is about Nintendo as a whole.

The eShop Also Sucks

Oh my god, the eShop sucks so bad. It has a bad UI, it’s a pain to navigate, and Nintendo is still weird about their releases. Especially Virtual Console. Nintendo’s slow trickle of titles on the Virtual Console is dumb. I can only imagine they believe a slow trickle of titles will make people more likely to buy games that they otherwise wouldn’t; like if they release all the games at once, people will only buy the 10/10 games, but if they do it slowly, people might buy a lot more games than they would otherwise.

Also, why do eShop titles not just, y'know, instantly have crossbuy? If I buy a PS1 game on my PS3 digitally, I just get it on my Vita as well. A lot of actual games do that, too. Why are they separate products on Virtual Console? 

It sucks they aren’t on PS4 yet, but when they inevitably ARE, they’ll almost certainly be the PS3/Vita purchases.

Nintendo’s online Infrastructure is STILL half a decade or more behind, and that’s inexcusable.


Okay, this is a hard one, but ever since about halfway through the Wii’s lifespan, Nintendo’s soul has pretty much died. This is a very hard thing to explain, but I’m going to do my best to articulate it anyway, although I’m sure a lot of people will disagree with me.

The best way to describe is that spark a game has when it feels like 'someone WANTED to make this.’

Nintendo games have lacked this spark more and more. In the best cases, it produces something that is technically sound and highly polished, like Super Mario 3D World, or Link Between Worlds, which are good games even if they feel very 'safe’. In the worst cases it produces things like Triforce Heroes and New Super Mario Brothers Iteration 46 which feel like a robot made them. All of Nintendo’s output has been very safe, with very little divergence from formula. And as they did that, they’ve sort of 'turtled up’ and refused to step out of their most comfortable comfort zone even a little bit. I’ve mentioned this on twitter, but we haven’t had a 2D Metroid since like, 2004.

Since 2011 or so, Metroidvania has become, essentially, the dominant 2D Platformer Genre, with dozens of entries. Valdis, Guacamelee, Strider, Cave Story, Shadow Complex, two going on three Shantae games, Dust, Ori and the Blind Forest, Momodora, Rabi-Ribi, Axiom Verge, Knytt, Odallus, hell, even old doujin games in the genre started getting STEAM RELEASES, like Bunny Must Die.

And nothing. Nintendo let a resurgence in a genre named after ONE OF THEIR FRANCHISES happen, and didn’t make a single game. While they slowly make every franchise they have a 2D Platformer. (Please be excited for the Pikmin 2D Platformer.) Hell, no Wario games either, which was their 'soft’ Metroidvania series with lighter versions of those elements. They let an entire trend pass them by solely because the franchises that could take advantage of it weren’t one of their handful of mega franchises.

Nintendo used to be the company that consistently made wholly unique games, even within their own franchises. And they funded a hell of a lot of second party games that were totally unique, too. Now it feels like all those 2008-era /v/ shitposts about 'rehashes’ are true as they release samey game after samey game, slowly declining in quality as we get further in the lifespans of the 3DS and WiiU. And I’m sure we’ll see a bump in quality when the NX lands, but the question is if Nintendo can keep that going. They’ve kind of been on a downslide for a while now, with these brief spikes of improvement, but it’s still a noticeable downslide. Hell, the only games in the entire WiiU library that I’d call 'classic Nintendo’ are Splatoon and Wonderful 101.

Paper Mario went from TTYD and Super Paper Mario to Sticker Star and Color Splash.

3D Mario went from Sunshine and Galaxy to 3D World and NSMB.

Xenoblade lead to Xenoblade Chronicles X, which feels very rehashy of Xenoblade and lacks a ton of the charm.

Smash 4 feels more generic than either of the previous entries (hell, it doesn’t even have a subtitle, why?)

Are these games bad? No. Most of them are at least 'okay’ (not sticker star). Some are great (Smash 4, 3D World). But I’m pointing out that there’s a very clear and visible homogenization of Nintendo properties, and considering how fervant Nintendo’s fanbase is and how much consumer loyalty they (inexplicably still) possess, it’s disheartening that they’re playing it so safe when they really don’t have to.

I’m not saying re-invent the wheel, but they could definitely step outside the box more than they’ve been lately, with absolutely zero risk.

I want Nintendo to be good. I want them to go back to making tons of amazing games that I’ll happily fill my ‘’Best Games Of The Year” list with over and over. But they aren’t that company right now, and I don’t think I should pretend they are just cause they USED to be good.

anonymous: can you do a smut where luke and y/n are best friends and they’re talking about sex and she accidentally brings up how she thinks something is wrong with her bc she’s never finished and he hELPS HER FINISH (by finish I mean orgasm)

kk i’m not sure if i want luke to fuck me or fight me stay tuned 4 more

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Victoria S1 to stream on Amazon in August

I personally do not support streaming services, but I know lots of people do, so for their benefit it’s been announced that Victoria Series 1 is set to stream on Amazon starting Aug. 29 (source).

This applies to the version of Amazon available in the US. I have no idea if Amazon in other regions will carry it too. The article doesn’t say if this will be the ITV/DVD/Blu-ray version or the longer PBS edits.

Meanwhile, it’s pretty clear now S2 won’t have an August launch on ITV as it’s only next month and there’ve been no promotions or anything. I don’t think September is likely either, same reason. Maybe October - perhaps they’re looking at Series 2 and the Christmas special airing as one run, with the special acting as season finale?

いつの日にも (Itsu no hi ni mo)
いつの日にも (Itsu no hi ni mo)


Hello everyone! Just the other day, we got our DVD of THE LAST - NARUTO THE MOVIE and one of its Limited Edition benefits is the Character Song CD ( キャラクターソングCD) which contains Hinata’s Fuyu no owari ni 「冬の終わりに」歌:日向ヒナタ(CV水樹奈々) and Naruto’s Itsu no hi ni mo. And as you all know, I immediately uploaded Hinata’s song before as soon as I got her own character CD and now that I have the character CD for them two, I might as well share with you Naruto’s song too. So here you go guys, Naruto’s answer song to Hinata entitled Itsu no hi ni mo (いつの日にも) sang by Naruto’s seiyuu Takeuchi Junko (竹内順子) in High Quality.

Look I know there was a lot of amazing things about this week’s episode, but can we take a second to realize the commitment to “my body, my choice” that Orphan Black has?

Because you can say all you want about Cosima and the science, and the adults dodging and weaving around this battlefield that is their entire existence…

But I just saw a young girl make a decision about her own body for the greater good, and holy shit I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before in television, ever. Usually that shit comes in the form of sexuality or body modification or some other plot device that usually ends up bad for them, but not on this show. On this show, Kira hears that her Auntie is in trouble - that it might mean trouble for her mum and the rest of her Aunties - and she acts. There is no scene where the adults are coercing or shielding her for their own benefit or in an attempt to show her that they know best regarding her own body.

A female child took ownership of her own body and I could cry with pride. Because this show is driving the point home to its audience each week that every woman, no matter how old or rebellious or intelligent or composed or abused, has the right to decide what to do with her body.

Moffat appreciation, day 6

Series 9 was heartbreaking. Not just because of how emotional it was from start to finish, not just because of the amazing but gut-wrenching fate of Clara Oswald, but because of how hated and underappreciated it was by so many people. Yet at the same time it stands as Steven Moffat’s masterwork as show runner of Doctor Who.

No surprise, this is a long article, so a break first.

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Taylor Caniff imagine for anon | Lovers undercover

Can you do an imagine were I cheat on cam with Tay and it gets quite heated and it all kicks off xox

I checked the caller ID on my phone. It was Taylor.

“I’ll be over in five.” He said, hanging up.

Let me explain my whole situation here. I’ve been dating Cameron for about a year, but a couple days ago, he left to go visit his mom in California. It’s been about a week since he left, and he wasn’t gonna come back for about two more weeks. I felt really lonely, mostly because I missed Cameron’s cuddles so; I called Taylor to come over. He’s been my friend since forever, so I don’t think he’d be capable of doing anything. I put some popcorn on the coffee table in the living room and put on one of Taylor’s favorite movies; Friends with Benefits.

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The Signs- Gift Ideas!

What to get the signs over the holidays :)


Aries: Anything exciting that benefits to their hobby or something they enjoy.

Example: Sport tickets, gear, or anything else you caught them eyeing.

Taurus: Something practical and well made.

Example: A nice wallet, jewelry, etc.

Gemini: Anything that sparks their imagination or makes them creative. Random little gifts are also nice too especially with a funny meaning.

Example: Puzzles, music album, etc.

Cancer: Make it sentimental. They love scrapbooks of nice memories you shared together or even something they can use to decorate or improve their home.

Example: Photo frames, candles, etc.

Leo: Something really big and extravagant or playful.

Example: Clothing with bold prints, luxurious accessories or the new game that just came out.

Virgo: The more practical, the better.

Example: A notebook to keep them organized, watch, etc.



Libra: Something that is well designed and visually beautiful, no matter what price it is. Also maybe something they can share with a friend.

Example: Jewelry, concert tickets, etc.

Scorpio: They love to be pampered. Give them something to do with beauty.

Example: Bath bars, bath salts, a certificate to the spa, etc.

Sagittarius: They love adventures and new experiences. Or stimulate their mind with an interesting book.

Example: Tickets to somewhere they have never been, philosophy book, etc.

Capricorn: Something practical or something new that they can try.

Example: A craft/project they can work on, or something really nice they would never buy.

Aquarius: Make sure it is unique and unusual. They love technology or something they can use for travel. 

Example: A cool gadget, or even a donation in their name that goes for a good cause.

Pisces: Offer the Pisces a total escape with a day at the spa or the latest  novel or video game. Anything that benefits to their artsy and creative side.

Example: The newest romantic comedy DVD, John Green/Sparks book, etc.


Like this if you’re also excited about the holiday’s coming!!! :D xx

oh-hiku  asked:

I asked a question, but now I need to say a big thank you. I forgot how pornographic the "damn hot benedict" section of gifs are. Good god, I don't even have words. And you added Sherlock in chains with his sexy sweaty back. GAH! Porn. So much porn. Oh yes, and I need to cry and complain to you - the DVD release of Last Enemy CUT THE BENEDICT ASS SCENES!! I was so angry. They left everything, but cut all his naked goodness. But your gifs make up for EVERYTHING!! Thank you for the free porn. <3

What, really? There ISN’T Benedict’s naked arse in The Last Enemy? I can’t believe it! I have a copy of it but didn’t check it out(‘cause I have video files too). What’s the benefit of possessing a dvd then? (Probably not for the arse but still)

And you’re always welcome darling. Feel free to enjoy all those naked or panting Benedicts. :)