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OKAY BUT JUST FRIENDS THO!

Star Vs. The Forces of Evil has a lot of really stupid love triangles (says the ace-spec. person) and shit for some reason and I’m never going to get into any of that, but THIS EPISODE!
Like, everything was so sweet, Star hooked everyone up with tickets to Love Sentence because she wanted to include Jackie in their friend things, but with Jackie and Star hitting it off Marco starts feeling left out.
But another thing to that, I think Marco was actually genuinely afraid Star would steal Jackie away from him somehow. He was afraid that being next to Star, he would seem “less cool” and Jackie would ditch him. And there was this.

Yeah, that’s pretty clear.
But after they noticed, they all made up and everything was nice again, then there was this nice scene where Star and Marco were getting excited about one of their songs and had to remember Jackie was there, but Star didn’t mind and they all had fun!

LIKE, OKAY, THIS EPISODE MADE ME REALLY LIKE AND REALLY THINK THEY’RE GOING POLY WITH THIS! Or at the very least jealousy is being put aside and the love triangle was going to die and they would all be happy for each other and with each other, but this episode got me really hyped for the first one.

Aaaaaaaaand then…!

GROP DAMNIT!!!
Firstly, I’m glad she’s trying her best to be happy for Marco and Jackie and she really is trying to move on.
Secondly: POOR STAR!
Thirdly: THE LOVE TRIANGLE IS SO REAL IT HAS TO BE THE ILLUMINATI
Lastly: DAMNIT! THEY ALMOST HAD THE START OF A REALLY NICE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP AND THAT WAS ALL JUST THROWN OUT THE WINDOW IN THE LAST MINUTE WHEN IT HAD BEEN BUILT UP THE ENTIRE REST OF THE EPISODE!

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“HANDMADE LUNCH”.

Watanuki used “Himawari” and “handmade lunch” in the same sentence.

Watanuki we can’t help you when you’re so blatantly and deliberately ignoring the truths that people tell you at every single opportunity. 

Literally every single opportunity. 

GUYS MAYBE WATANUKI ISN’T GOING TO LOSE AN EYE AFTER ALL MAYBE IT’S JUST A METAPHOR FOR HOW HE’S SO VOLUNTARILY BLIND TO THINGS RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM

Which is ironic considering the fact that he’s physically unable to ignore all the spirits that he doesn’t actually want to see. But there you go.

Get wrecked Watanuki. 

I SAY THAT WITH LOVE BUT. SERIOUSLY CHILD.

anonymous asked:

Start at the lower band of Atem's necklace and go left until you hit blue, boom, his other earring, hiding. He hasn't given one to Seto yet so he still has them both on.

I’d say how did I miss that, but it’s blending in very nicely. It’s given me a real appreciation for just how gold Atem’s hair is. Now if you were a part of a culture where your leader was born into the role as an actual god, tell me the fact that they had this kind of hair wouldn’t have given you confidence.

Also look at how that earring is held on. I mean first, props for the detail, but second, are we saying his ears are pierced or not? I mean maybe extra clasp, going behind the ear and up for extra stability, but I can’t imagine it’s held on that well otherwise, with it being two strong clasps and no actual attachment. Does Atem have pierced ears? This is my burning question of the day.

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YOI ep 10 has still got me awed at how amazing this anime has progressed. But one thing that got me really intrigued, is where it was set: Barcelona.

Now, I remember reading a post somewhere (I’ll edit this once I find it) that Kubo-sensei and a friend traveled to Barcelona to look at monuments and places for the anime etc etc

Of course, I checked her IG and I found these gems:

HMMMMMM

THIS

LOOKS

FAMILIAR

Tips on Writing Characters Without Faces

so yeah, we all know that facial expressions can tell us a lot about how a character is feeling, but what if that isn’t an option? how can you make someone emote if they don’t really have standard facial features? the answer; body language.

let’s consider how emotions are conveyed on a stage production vs movie with Sweeney Todd. First, the stage play:

Note how Todd’s entire upper body goes into his gestures, how he’s single-mindedly focused on his dreams and ideals; how his hands GRAB for each imaginary ‘man’ with these sharp, aggressive, destructive movements and how that contrasts with Mrs. Lovett’s body language; how her hands linger in the air and gravitate towards Todd even after he’s pulled away, and the slow turn she gives him. It does an excellent, though exaggerated, way of conveying their relationship (her focus is on him and making him happy, his focus is entirely on revenge)

Contrast this to the movie:

Originally posted by curiousitykilledthekat

Same lines in the song, much more subtle. Lovett’s eyes still track towards Todds, which reminds us she’s still more focused on the outside, but all of the emotion is in their faces. Were this not a close-up shot in a movie it’d be very, very hard to read their expressions.

While I do recommend you watch a few stage plays (in person near the back row if you can) to actually study body language for yourself or try out charades with your face covered with friends/watch how cosplayers or mascots emote, here’s a few shorthands to get you started (US-centric so expressions may vary on your region):

Head:

  • perfectly still - fear, intense attention, feeling under scrutiny
  • tilted up - recollection, intimidation (looking down nose at threat, aiming to appear taller)
  • tilted down - intense thought, shame (avoiding eye contact), depression/sad feelings
  • turned away - not giving person full attention, avoiding subject/conflict without being combative
  • cocker-spaniel (sideways) tilt - confusion, curiosity, amusement

Hands

  • at the forehead - fatigue (wiping away sweat), illness (checking self for fever, feeling a headache), realization/memory (a ‘well duh’ tap)
  • at the eyes - fatigue or headache (shielding eyes from light), distress (blocking out a painful view, concealing tears)
  • at the nose - disgust (a pinch at the nostrils,) irritation (rubbing at sore spot on nose from glasses wear)
  • at the mouth - nausea, surprise, repressing an emotion/stopping self from saying something
  • at the chin - contemplation, tiredness (face resting in hand)
  • rubbing back of neck - a need to relax tension, embarrassment, slight unease/desire to distract self
  • at the chest - surprise, self-protection (reaction to a wounding statement, sometimes used sarcastically), strong emotions (clutching at heart, could be good-strong or bad-strong), need for security (touching necklace/adjusting clothing to conceal more)
  • at the stomach - pain (clutching, pressing), satisfaction after a meal, protectiveness towards fetus when applicable
  • at the hip(s) - confidence, intimidation, nervousness (if grabbing for weapon)
  • at groin - concealment/unease (usually male-coded as protection of genitals), politeness (hands folded in lap)
  • on thighs - exhaustion (bent over, hands on legs supporting tired upper body)
  • formed into fists - holding back an intense emotion, preparing to fight
  • toying with something - restlessness (bored, nervous energy, craving something they can’t touch) or deliberate disrespect of property (playing with personal objects someone holds dear as an intimidation tactic)

Arms

  • at sides, relaxed - default posture
  • at sides, tense - unease, restraint (soldier at attention, person holding still to avoid being attacked), fear
  • crossed at chest - disapproval, displaying authority, unease (hugging oneself)
  • crossed at stomach - pain, intense laughter (caused by sore stomach muscles from laughing)
  • up, fingers laced behind head - confidence, relaxation
  • one arm on back of furniture - confidence, invitation for someone join them
  • general rule - the further arms are away from body, the more confident/dominant a person means to appear; exposed torso indicates that they don’t see anyone around as a threat to them

Legs

  • square with shoulders - professional, restraint, protective stance
  • wide stance, one foot a little back but planted - defensive stance, expecting to receive blows (knees may be unlocked - seen in swordplay and fencing)
  • weight on one leg - relaxed, tired, may also be leaning on something or pair with one ankle tucked behind the other
  • uneven stance - could indicate old injury
  • foot tapping/bouncing - boredom, nervous energy

Whole Body:

  • stiff and still - fear, unease, standing to attention
  • limp or pliant - relaxed, tired, pleased
  • shoulders back/head up - alert, focused, aggressive
  • shoulders forward, hunched - tired, ashamed
  • leaning towards person - interest, intimidation (looming over them), aggression (usually paired with tense arms or hands in fists,)
  • leaning away from person - relaxation, confidence, disgust (recoiling)
  • smooth/fluid movements - joy, confidence, experience
  • stiff motions - fear (reactive, fight or flight), pain (reluctance to move), anger (either fighting to keep control of emotions or lashing out), cold (conservation of heat by keeping limbs near body)
  • cracking joints/stretching - preparing for a fight, often reading as confidence in abilities
  • general rule - close contact/proximity can read as intimidation (paired with tense body - an invasion of personal space) or affection (paired with relaxaed body language, gentle movement) or passion/attraction while distance can read unease/distaste/fear/dislike.

with those in mind, let’s read this scene from Red vs Blue (a personal fav of mine for body language) featuring agent texas from season 8.

Originally posted by cryingmanlytears

So first of all, very relaxed upper body; limp arms held away from the body, which slowly come back to rest on her hips as she looks at what she’s done. Watch how her lean shifts at the end as her center of gravity shifts, and how she has to move her right leg to restabilize herself when she’s finished pushing it. This reads, in order from the start of the loop; detachment (the least amount of her body is involved in the action as possible), relaxation (smooth movements, the deliberation of those little steps backwards) and confidence (hands on hips.) We can tell a ton about this character just in this gif alone, based on her body language.

in summary! this list isn’t exhaustive, but hopefully it gives you some ideas for ways of making characters emote in fics when you can’t see their faces.

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Giraffe Boy gets a Giraffe Mug for his rainy day at the café ♡

them: lol those dirty allos thinking about sex all the time

them: i get so much done bc im ace and dont think about sex all the time

them: i cant imagine what it’s like to want to fuck everyone at first sight lol those gross allos

them: all lgbt safe spaces are inherently sexual

them: lesbian/gay refers to the sexual part of your orientation

also them: Imagine being so insecure about liking sex that you are immediately threatened by someone who doesn’t value it like you do.

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Albus and Scorpius waltzing at the annual winter ball!!

(Albus had to drag Scorpius away from the dessert table to do so :p )

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@rookie009 omg lena you’re so gay

lena is gonna get an earful when everyone gets back to base

edit: vous –> te (thank you for the help once again :) )

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He’s weak for the most ridiculous stuff and they 100% know and take full advantage of it