the greatest of all the characters

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“It was easy to be good and kind in times of plenty. The trying times were the moments that defined a man. And love? Love was something that did much to change a person. It brought joy as it brought suffering, and in turn brought about those moments that defined one’s character. Love gave life to the lifeless. It is the greatest of all living powers.” ― Renee Ahdieh

i dont personally care for onion gang but that guy who looked just like squash and was a squash gardener n had the exact clothes the character wears already and was just ecstatic about all of this? perhaps the greatest n sweetest thing ive ever seen

Superman in “Love is Love”

Guys this is huge. This is fucking massive.

Look at that.

The red and blue boy scout, the man of steel, the man of tomorrow, the character that is responsible for the comic book superheroes as a whole , the FACE of the DC Universe and the greatest Superhero of all time…

Is holding an LGBT flag  standing tall and proud

This isn’t just Batwoman or an Archie character , not even Wonder Woman, no, this is Superman, the man that stands for the American dream, for Truth and Justice.

Does that mean that he is gay and the comics haven’t shown it yet? That he is a straight ally?

Honestly, I couldn’t care less. This is a huge thing regardless, and I can’t believe its true.

I went to see Rogue One again (because I have no self control) and I live in Texas where about sixty percent of the population is Hispanic, so a father brought his entire family of four boys and two girls, all ranging between twelve and five to see the movie. The boys were all freaking out because of course its Star Wars, and they loved Cassian, talking about how cool he was and they loved Jyn (especially during her badass scene versus some Stormtroopers) but the greatest part was at the very end when they revealed Princess Leia. I wasn’t expecting it but all of the boys all at once jumped up and went “OMG! THERE SHE IS! IT”S PRINCESS LEIA!!! SHE”S HERE TO SAVE US!!!!”

These boys had been so excited to see Darth Vader, Cassian, and other characters but they lost their minds because Princess Leia was here to save the universe. That is what Carrie Fisher’s legacy is.

“San Diego, CA (September 21, 2016) – IDW Publishing, with the support of DC Entertainment, will honor the victims of Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub tragedy by publishing LOVE IS LOVE, an anthology graphic novel curated by writer Marc Andreyko (BATWOMAN, WONDER WOMAN ’77). In the wake of this devastating event, Andreyko assembled a group of fellow comic book creators to contribute to the benefit project. Andreyko received an overwhelming response across the comic book community and beyond, with over 200 writers and artists lending their talents to LOVE IS LOVE, a collection of over 100 short graphic stories. All material has been donated by the writers, artists, and editors, with all proceeds going to victims, survivors, and their families via EQUALITY FLORIDA.

LOVE IS LOVE will debut in comic book shops and bookstores this December. The anthology graphic novel is a 144-page love letter to the LGBTQ community containing moving and heartfelt stories—some using iconic DC characters—from some of the greatest talent in comics, including Phil Jimenez, Steve Sadowski, Paul Jenkins, Mike Carey, Matt Wagner, Marguerite Bennett, Aneke, Damon Lindelof, Patton Oswalt, Steven Orlando, Rafael Albuquerque, Jason Aaron, Jason Latour, James Asmus, Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV, Cecil Castellucci, Brandon Peterson, Jesus Saiz, Olivier Coipel, Leinil Yu, Elsa Charretier, and many more to be announced.

“When tragedy happens, art responds. And after the Pulse massacre, the comics community responded quickly, decisively, and with open hearts,” said project organizer and writer Andreyko. “I could not be more proud of this book, or to be a member of the comics community. The talent and emotion on every page is staggering. LOVE IS LOVE mourns the 49 lost, honors the survivors, and celebrates love in all forms.”

“When Marc brought this project to me, there was no hesitation about us getting involved,” said IDW Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall. “To echo Marc’s sentiments, we are proud of the hard work and talent that has gone into this project and to be involved in any way to support the survivors and their families in the face of tragedy.”

“We’re deeply thankful to all the participants who donated their work to LOVE IS LOVE,” said Sarah Gaydos, Group Editor for IDW Publishing. “The outpouring of emotion from their work honors the LGBTQ community, and helps express the grief we’re all feeling.”

“Marc’s heartfelt passion for this cause and this project has inspired everyone involved in LOVE IS LOVE,” explains Jamie Rich, Group Editor of DC’s Vertigo imprint. “As an editor on the book, I continue to be moved every day by the expressions of hope and love the contributors have put forth, and can only imagine the profound impact the book will have on readers, as well.”

The contributors behind LOVE IS LOVE have banded together to send a powerful message through their art that they stand with the victims of this national tragedy. Help spread the love this December and become part of this historic comics event.”

Haikyuu!! Characters - School Projects
  • Kageyama: Hinata totally puts things like "Hinata is the best!" and "Hinata is the greatest partner!" all over his presentation whilst he isn't looking. The consequences include mass hits in the face with volleyballs.
  • Hinata: Literally uses all the animations on his slideshow and does the sound affects himself.
  • Noya: Will literally set something on fire - he just wants to watch the world burn.
  • Tanaka: makes a presentation on boobs
  • Suga: pERFECT STUDENT A*********. LITERALLY MAKES A PRESENTATION ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING AND A MODEL OF IT THAT INCLUDES SMOKE AND SHIT IT'S REALLY COOL IM SO PROUD OF HIM
  • Daichi: How to take care of children. Step 1, scream.
  • Yamaguchi: He gets stage fright so he literally just starts talking to Tsuki without blinking jesus christ Yams stop it
  • Tsukishima: "all right you stupid fucks, this is the truth about dinosaurs. The Land Before Time? ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT."
  • Oikawa: "haha Iwa-chan get your eyes off me and onto the presentation" talk shit get hit. Oikawa is dead now. Rip.
  • Iwaizumi: "oIKAWA DID YOU SERIOUSLY PUT YOUR NUDES ON THE CASE STUDY SLIDE?!" bc you're supposed to study my ass, Iwa-chan. "YOUR ASS HAS NO VALUE, YOU PIECE OF SHIT."
  • Hanamaki: "and for our next meme we have.. oh shit waddup? Dat boi." cue Mattsun crying in the corner
  • Matsukawa: "I see that all of you really didn't want to watch this because.. you know, I'm a meme. Well, I say.. just DO IT!!111!!"
  • Kenma: "I really like sleeping. Here is my pillow. That is all. Bye."
  • Kuroo: "THIS IS REALLY STRONG ACID SO-" *spills it* "FUCK SO, FCK THE TABLE - THERE IS A HOLE IN THE TABLE"
  • Yaku: someone tell him to speak up I can't hear or see him
  • Lev: "rUSSIA HAS LOTS OF TREES WHICH MEANS U CAN BREATHE LOL SCIENCE"
  • Bokuto: "okay, the Owl Numbers. 1 is 1 hoot, 2 is 2 hoots, 3 is screaming on the top of your lungs until you get a nosebleed. Repeat after me - eeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-"
  • Akaashi: "this is Bokuto-san's 4th mood. Make sure you have spare pyjamas and popcorn with you when this happens, otherwise you'll no longer have ears."
  • Ushijima: brings in some sort of cow and a bag of literal fertiliser and duMPS IT ALL OVER THE DESKS AND TRIES TO PLANT FUCKIN APPLE TREES WHILST STROKING THIS COW WHO'S CALLED DAISY IM CHYRHIGNI
  • Terushima: shows everyone the tattoo on his butt

can Lena Luthor’s storyline be Asami Sato-inspired? not this bs of will-she-won’t-she-turn-evil-because-she’s-a-luthor. 

We already have Lex Luthor as Superman’s archenemy. why not try something new and have Lena Luthor be one of Supergirl’s greatest allies and one of Kara Danvers’ trusted friends

because honestly, a Super and a Luthor working together for the greater good has the potential of being one of the most beautiful things that could happen in the show

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The Breakfast Club came out in 1985 and to this day is, in my opinion, one of the greatest damn movies ever to barely even have a script.

During the famous “dance” scene, Molly Ringwald, who played the “princess” Claire, was supposed to a small little dance by herself, but she was shy so all of them did some dancing together, creating one of the most famous film scene’s to date. It was improvised.

During the scene in the film where the characters sat down and told why they were there, there was NO SCRIPT. John Hughes told the cast to sit there and improvise why they thought their characters were there, creating that heart wrenching scene everyone could relate to.

EVERYONE can relate to this movie and thats the best damn thing.

On March 24, 1984, five students entered a detention room thinking it was just another Saturday. Before the day was over, they broke the rules, bared their souls, and touched each other in a way they never dreamed possible.

EVERYONE IN THE WORLD NEEDS TO SEE THE BREAKFAST CLUB.

One Piece ワンピース [Thriller Bark Saga] : Shichibukai Bartholomew “Tyrant” Kuma vs Roronoa “Pirate Hunter” Zoro 

“Just stay back, all of you!! He challenged ME didn’t you hear?! I’ve accepted the challenge I don’t need help. So don’t humiliate me by butting in! When disaster looms, you’ve got to step up or shove off. Making excuses isn’t going to change anything. If I die here…then I wasn’t worth much to begin with!!”

This is my absolute favorite moment in One Piece. There are so many great scenes in OP, and the “Whitebeard War” Arc is still the greatest as a whole, but this moment holds a special place for me. Before Captain Kidd, Zoro was (still 2nd) my favorite character because he’s hilarious and brazen but when it came down to it, Zoro always handled his own and got shit done. When Kuma came to annihilate all witnesses to Gecko Moria’s defeat and challenged Zoro, the hype killed me!! Just the fact that they just defeated a Shichibukai and it took all they had and then another one shows up and Zoro stands his ground even though he’s clearly outclassed was like, “wow, what a badass”. But of course, what sealed the deal for me was when Zoro threw down his swords and offered his head, the head of the future “Worlds Greatest Swordsman”, in exchange for Luffy & his crewmates’ lives and then took in all of Luffy’s battle damage. Magnifique. Truly, Oda molded the perfect right hand for the future Pirate King!

♪ : Mozart - Lacrimosa

The greatest excuse of all time.

Context: We were playing homebrewed pirate campaign based heavily on d&d. My character was a Siren from Greek Mythology. And at one point, while on shore leave, I think it’s a good time to go person hunting. I find a young child in an otherwise empty alleyway.
Siren (ooc): “I sing my siren’s song to subdue him.”
DM: rolls “The child succeeds his will save. He screams at the top of his lungs, which attracts nearby people into the ally”
Town person: “why did that kid scream? What did you do?”
Siren: “Nothing. it’s just because, uh uh… The kid’s got rabies” rolls bluff
Townsperson: “Oh god the kid’s rabid! throw the kid into the ocean!”

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WALT PERGOY, Visual Development Paintings for The Jungle Book, 1964

The Jungle Book, (original 2D animated version) released in 1967, is one of the greatest Disney animated films of all time, and my favorite in many ways.

The animation, character designs, story, music and songs really make it shine. And of course, the heart in that the film is undeniable.

That said, the BG style, while suitable for the story and well executed is not particularly exciting or interesting to me. And it doesn’t reflect the graphic quality Milt Kahl got into the character designs.

If you compare this BG style to that of 101 Dalmatians, released 6 years earlier (1961), which is so harmonious with the Xerox lines and graphic shapes of the characters, The Jungle Book’s visual style falls a bit flat.

The story goes that Walt Disney didn’t approve of the graphic BG style of 101 Dalmatians, or that of The Sword In The Stone. And around that time, Walt Peregoy (who styled both former films) ceased to work at Disney. Peregoy’s influence was mostly buried on the 1967 film.

Disney preferred a BG style that was more realistic and thought the audience could better connect with the characters and story with that realism.

I can see his argument, but I don’t agree. When I watch 101 Dalmatians, I can’t imagine a different BG style; it so perfectly supports the story, and does not take away from the emotion. And the tone of The Jungle Book is not so different…

When I look at these Peregoy concepts for Jungle Book, I can’t help but wonder what the film would be like with a more exciting and interesting BG style. I love the film as is, but I do wonder.

Feast your eyes on these paintings and imagine…

(Top character line art is by Milt Kahl)

So, He’s a Phantom...

Since people seemed to enjoy my short ramblings on the Danny Phantom show, I think I’ll continue playing with this and talk more about the show. So what better way to start than a conversation about Dannyboy himself.

So it’s easy to talk about how the idea of a ghost powered superhero is brilliant, especially one raised in a family of ghost hunters then having to hide his identity and cool versatile but balanced powers from his folks, because all of that is amazing. However I feel talking about the mechanics of his setup and powers while cool and satisfying does a disservice to what makes Danny shine, and that’s Danny himself. I have a lot of frustration and salt over how often this show flubs it, but Danny has never been anything other than the shows greatest selling point. I feel like as the show kept irritating fans and making mistakes the strength of Danny as a character is what made this entire mismanaged program work at all. For the sake of brevity I’m going to just talk about Danny as he exists in a semi vacuum, because his relationships with the rest of the cast are too interesting and well developed for me to go into any depth without this becoming a book. So lets talk about Danny Fenton/Phantom and how he relates to just himself… by starting a conversation about Spiderman

I say semi vacuum because to talk about Danny without talking about his influences in the comic book superhero world would leave us missing a lot of his strengths. Danny is a comedic teenage outcast superhero whose super powered life comes with consequences that affect his mundane non powered life. This is not an uncommon setup but for the most part was brought into mainstream existence by Spiderman, who acts as Danny’s primary influence in terms of conceptual design. Danny’s not the first to draw from Peter’s superhero trope trove, since Virgil Hawkins, Wally West, Terry McGinnis and dozens of others have all used this character type. This similarity doesn’t make any of them less special or valuable, but it does force us to examine how they use these similarities differently in order to see more than perhaps a shallow surface examination would yield

so yeah on a surface level these characters do appear fairly similar to anyone who really wanted to ignore all other aspects of their character in order to be snotty and pompous, so lets ignore those other important character traits for a second and get to the reason these characters might appear so similar. All of them are known for their comic interjections in the middle of crime fighting. I tend to refer to this superhero archetype as a Quipster, though I’m not the first to think up the word. But these characters are generally popular, with the idea of the clever comic dogooder striking a certain cord with people. But getting back to Danny specifically, I think what makes him work so well in this trope is that he comes without the trappings that I find often limit the other characters described. That absent limit being that Danny is almost never in control. When these other characters get quipy it’s usually as a means to mock their foe because the hero is so on top of things they have time to gloat. Spidermans foes have often brought up his that they know he’s loosing when stops making jokes and they’re often right. Danny’s humor is rarely used to communicate control over a situation, and even when it is that usually comes after 10 minutes of struggling to figure out what to do so it feels earned. A majority of Danny’s quips feel more like the Muppets acknowledging their own ineffectualness to the audience directly, than the classic Spiderman taunt. And while it sounds like this might be a trait that applies only to these characters as crime fighters, the truth is this difference is the defining element for everything in his depiction. Danny is allowed to fail, while Spiderman is allowed to be wronged.

Danny has zero control. He can’t control that his parents hate his ghost identity. He can’t control that everyone thinks he’s a dweeb. He can’t control his pants staying on his body. He can’t control his teenage impulses. He can’t control his mouth from spewing stupid things constantly. These are legitimate shortcomings that the show acknowledges not only exist but insists stay in the foreground forcing Danny to constantly be the butt of the joke. Contrast that with Spiderman who is never depicted as a joke because he has to be the misunderstood victim. Because of this Danny is made vulnerable to the audience in a way that his fellow quipsters never are, because he is always the center of his problem. This is so smart and realistic and I wish I saw it more often in media. More importantly that the vulnerability though, Danny’s failures make his situation believable. I understand why a babbling doofus who an’t keep his pants up is an outcast that everyone picks on. I don’t get why handsome charming Peter Parker is needlessly made a target for cruelty other than the narrative demands it. Danny’s believably as a character sells his situation, making it a powerful narrative asset rather than a constant nonsensical irritant for made for hamfisted morals.lacking any self awareness. The way Danny as a character is set up is one of the most intelligent bits of narrative construction that Nickelodeon has ever produced. It’s so intelligent in fact that I will never be convinced that the creator of Tuff Puppy could ever have done it on purpose.

So lets stop talking about Danny from a meta constructive angle and start talking about him as a person because he’s really superbly enjoyable. He’s kind, petty, patient, angry, filled with wonder and cynicism and is constantly clawing certainty in his mangled little life and I love him. He’s the type of conflicted disaster that can only come from a cesspool of teenage hormones and he wears it without becoming unpleasant. I have to give so much credit for this to his voice actor  David Kaufman, who manages to make all these contrasting aspects of his character seem natural, while also instilling in Danny his most important trait, his Sincerity. I believe everything Danny does and in a world were people look at Superman protecting the city and wonder “Why?”, that is a huge feat. Danny’s role as a crime fighter is never questioned by you or the show. It just makes sense. How could he be anything but a hero? Look at how happy he is doing this, he was born for it. In a world were Danny has so little control, the escapism of the super hero is an almost dangerously perfect place for him to be.

Danny is such a well made character that it’s hard to find areas to improve him that don’t boil down to giving him over to smarter writers, but since this whole examination stems from my pointing out frustrations over the missed opportunists of Danny Phantom I feel I should find something to expand on him. If there was one area I’d really want to see him improved on that didn’t require us taking him out of a vacuum for the sake of this post, I’d love to see Danny deal with a more in depth look at depression and the temptation to abandon his life as Danny Fenton to become a full time Phantom. both of these are touched upon but could easily be expanded into full arcs or at least into a meaningful conversation with someone. I’d love to know how Danny specifically deals with his depression, or what reasons he specifically sees to keep his dual life, as opposed to the generic blanket statement of I have to be strong or it’s wrong and I love my family. I’d love to see Danny as self examining and able to vocalize his doubts and fears into something more communicable and mature than the original show allowed.

I feel like that’s most of what I can say right now on Danny without introducing his personal relationships. He really is a gem of a character and the fact that this fandom is still so alive and well I think is a testament to Danny himself. There is one other element to his character I think is worth talking about but I think it deserves it’s own post somewhere down the line. That all being said I’m having a blast getting to talk about Danny, but I don’t think I can properly continue without bringing in Sam and Tucker. Till then take care of yourself  and have a super day

  • Percival Graves : Director of Magical Security of the United States
  • Percival Graves : Head Auror, works in Law Enforcement
  • Percival Graves : Extremely famous family name
  • Percival Graves : Very powerful wizard, good at wandless and wordless magic
  • Percival Graves : Fights against the greatest dark wizard of their time
  • Percival Graves : Gets his identity, face and whole life stolen from him
  • Percival Graves : Probably suffered physical and emotional torture at the hands of Grindelwald
  • Percival Graves : Most likely knew Credence before Grindelwald manipulated him
  • Percival Graves : PTSD survivor
  • Percival Graves : Personal vendetta against Grindelwald
  • Percival Graves : Important To This Story Because Of All Of This And More
  • Jk Rowling : no idk he's just not interesting let's have two straights character gaze into each other's eyes for 20 minutes instead

I love how Avatar makes the nonbenders just as cool and powerful. It’s like saying “hey you don’t have these cool powers but you can still be like these awesome characters” Korra fell in love with a nonbender. The fire lord fell in love with a nonbender. The self proclaimed greatest earthbender of all time had a crush on a nonbender. Some people argue that the fire princess fell in love with a nonbender. The avatars son was (for most of his life) a nonbender. The two greatest warriors to come out of the water tribe were nonbenders. The universes greatest bounty hunter was a nonbender. The fire princess chose two nonbenders for her small elite team. Two thirds of the gaang were nonbenders. I just think it’s really cool.

Originally posted by pafkufpaf

The world is a stage for Leo and they play multiple characters with ease. The role of life is a performance, and the Leo absolutely enriches their environment with creative expression and sunny exuberance. Leo is the symphony of the first four signs coming together. There is more to Leo than superiority and dramatised scenes for attention. They are a fairytale story of their own, the character God used for all the greatest stories.

The Leo is a cabaret. Their striking impression becomes the sun in every room, radiating the light and catching every set of eyes. This is the Leo artist, illuminating their solar dance in rapturous self expression. Maybe they paint, sing, or act. Or maybe they just wield divine creative genius in their pure being. Pride emanates in admirable self confidence, and self presentation is important and vivid. When another stage is set, the Leo’s heart becomes sultan. They are hopelessly romantic, impassioned, reactive, and generous. Every action is inflamed by the beat of the heart. In this moment Leo is the nurse who soothes the vulnerable or counsels friends. And for all the remarks of egocentrism, Leo is admirably empathetic, often sacrificing their own wellbeing to rescue a friend or care for somebody. There are good skills of mediation in Leo, and a heartbeat that plays a gentle lullaby. Now she wants to save the world. This is the side of Leo that weeps over the news and the condition of everything.

When the curtains are pulled, the Leo’s emotions internalize, with nobody awake to watch, the Leo can crumble. Loneliness becomes like walls, incarcerating and relentless. There is severe, responsive sensitivity, that which somewhat drives the individual’s incessant need for validation and trembling fears of abandonment. This side of the Leo longs to cradle baby cubs and fall into the arms of a protective lover. The inner child is raw and wounded here. This is when they look into the mirror and see a frightened child in the body of a full grown adult. And this intimate bond with the inner child sets another stage for Leo, where they become the teacher, the guardian, the source of amusement. There is a golden glow in Leo that seems to draw children close. And they seem to have a natural way with young people, often inspiring with leadership and amusing with play. The Leo never quite loses the graces and the faults of youth. The Leo never follows a script, but the red carpet is always ready to be rolled out. This is the infinite motion picture.

-C.

Since everyone’s really into LazyTown lately, please please plEASE, I literally CANNOT RECOMMEND ENOUGH that you watch The First Day of Summer.

Season 3 was a really good season in terms of Robbie’s character development (and just in general tbh), but this episode in particular is such a treat. I don’t want to say anything, because I don’t want to spoil anything, but all I can do is ask you to watch it. If you like LazyTown, and specifically if you’re invested in Robbie Rotten as a character and his relationship with the other residents of town, I can guarantee you’ll enjoy it.

And while I’m here, The Holiday Spirit and The Greatest Gift are also choice watches for Good Robbie Content.