the vs story is not even out yet

supervanillabear31  asked:

3. "It's always been you," and 16. "Why haven't you kissed me yet?" 😘

This took me a million-gazillion years to write, and I’m not even sure if it makes any sense, so I apologize!! Please enjoy!

(Also this got super long and out of control, so I used both prompts in the same story. I hope that’s okay. Under Read More for length purposes.) 

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I really hate the translation of Zoro’s words here. In the original Japanese version, Zoro said “おれは…2千人力だがな (I’m… worth a two thousand men)”. So Zoro never stuttered while trying to get reassurance (which is SO OOC btw) but bluntly made the point that no matter how much Luffy compliments Sanji, HE’S STILL STRONGER THAN THE SHITTY COOK! D:

As hilarious as the good old Zoro vs. Sanji rivalry is, an interesting fact to take note is that Zoro is the one who started all this.In the right panel, there is nothing whatsoever about Sanji’s request that suggests he’s seeking a fight with Zoro - and yet Zoro responds with a clear intent to proke him. At this point of the story they hadn’t known each other for too long, but even this early on Zoro had figured Sanji out enough to know that he’s a warrior just like himself who would never back away from a challenge. 

And you know what’s so amazing about all this? Zoro has a LOT of pride. Hell, he’s a guy who’s aiming for the top - world’s no.1 swordsman or bust. For the sake of his pride he doesn’t challenge anyone out of his own will; I doubt he’d deign to accept challenge from anyone who doesn’t meet his expectations. And yet Zoro challenges Sanji first, when he’s not even a swordsman like himself or aiming to be the best fighter. In my view that is the highest respect someone like Zoro can show a person as a fighter.

Even here, Zoro just has to one up Sanji XD “I’m just stronger than you in everything” - meaning their rivalry extends beyond combat skills to petty competitions like rock paper scissors. I really really love how Zoro reserves his cute childish competitiveness only for Sanji. The shitty cook is the only person Zoro can acknowledge as a qualified rival and also can have fun with. The same can be said for Sanji of course, but my headcanon is that their rivalry holds a bit more special meaning to Zoro because he’s the one who started it, and because unlike Sanji he’s aspiring to be the best. 

Beth Greene vs. Tom Hanks and the age-old debate about filming

I see a familiar question once again being posed to TDers, asking why we think TWD would film scenes featuring Beth several years in advance? The spoiler evidence, among other things, has been repeatedly presented, yet the question is still being asked, and more often than not, gets quickly dismissed with the standard line “They don’t film scenes years in advance. They don’t have the story planned out that far.” I have seen all of the Beth spoiler evidence, and the fact that these scenes never made it to the show, not even in cut scenes, is odd.  I am not in the television industry, so I do not presume to understand how they plan out filming and budgets and so forth. But what I think it mainly boils down to is the story itself, what is required to tell the story, and what the story runner has planned.  A lot of people have said that Scott Gimple would not plan a story three years in advance. Really? First, I am not sure how they can claim to know the inner workings of Gimple’s mind.  Second, saying that “Gimple wouldn’t plan a story years in advance” is not supported by other any type of evidence, since some quite famous filming has already been done that way.  For example, the story of Tom Hanks in Castaway is an interesting read, for two main points.

From MentalFloss.com:  It took Apollo 13 screenwriter William Broyles Jr. six years to shape the story with Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis, to a method degree: filming halted for a year so that Hanks could shed 50 pounds as real time passed in the movie.

According to Wiki: The film’s shooting was between the years 1998 and 2000, but was not shot consecutively. Hanks gained 50 pounds (23 kg) during pre-production to make him look like a pudgy, middle-aged man. After a majority of the film was shot, production was halted for a year so that he could lose the weight and grow his hair and beard to look like he had been living on the island for years.

So a well-known film like Castaway was hammered out for six years.  (So much for the argument that writers, and well-known ones to boot,  don’t spend that much time on storylines. ) Also, filming was halted for a year so Tom Hanks could lose weight and grow a scraggly beard.  This shows us that filming is not always consecutive and finished up on a tight timeline—it is filmed to fit the needs of the story.

Who still thinks Beth is coming back?

HYUUGA JUNPEI

Character Appreciation Post (11/15)

As Seiren’s captain and shooting guard, Hyuuga Junpei is the team’s chosen leader. 

A year ago, he was a bit different. He had blonde hair and was more closed. He had just entered high school with Izuki, his teammate from Junior High, who annoyed Hyuuga with his puns. Even though Hyuuga was a strong shooter, his team didn’t win at all, so he decided to quit for good.

\Kiyoshi asked Hyuuga to join the basketball team, and Hyuuga promptly turned Kiyoshi down. He eventually played Kiyoshi one-on-one, revealing that he still liked basketball but was afraid of losing again. Resigned to joining the team, Hyuuga quickly begins to show interest again.

He claims to dislike Kiyoshi for his happy-go-lucky personality and ulterior motives, but he still is grateful to Seiren’s center for not letting him give up on a sport he loves. Even though they argue, they know that they ultimately are on the same side, and that’s what matters.

Riko and Hyuuga are known to sometimes act like a couple as he is the captain and she is the coach. It’s unintentional, but Hyuuga still clearly has feelings for her. He trusts her abilities as a coach and she trusts him as a captain. 

It’s not often that a captain and a coach gets along that well. The two have complete faith in each other and this is extremely important to the series. Without the relationship that the two have, the communication on the Seiren team would be seriously lacking. The friendship that they have doesn’t seem that important, but it is. Because he trusts her abilities as a coach and acknowledges her status, she can create practices and sets. If he hadn’t acknowledged her, then it is possible that the rest of the team wouldn’t listen. Riko and Hyuuga functioning as a unit is extremely important.

Hyuuga changes drastically when he’s in his “clutch mode.” Instead of his normal collected self, he becomes arrogant and extremely fired up. He consistently makes three-pointers when he’s in this mindset.

Yes. Mindset.

Playing sports is just as much physical as it is mental. If there’s anything unusual about Hyuuga Junpei, it’s the mental battles he fights. A lot of this came from Riko, when she trained him to get better at three-pointers. She suggested that he break one of his historic figures every time he misses a shot, and much to his chagrin, it worked. That’s why Hyuuga appears to be playing against his own abilities during “clutch mode.” Yes, Hyuuga is all about teamwork. But he knows that his biggest opponent on the court and in that moment is himself. 

And so when Riko’s dad suggested that he learn a new move to make his jump shots more effective, he agreed. He wanted that satisfaction of making shots even when he was covered. This is because he wants to beat his own mindset. He wants to beat his own expectations. In that regard, Hyuuga is extraordinary. He’s not extremely smart or talented, but he fights against himself for points before he fights his opponents.

(He has another shooting form, but I won’t spoil it for you guys.)

Hyuuga really stresses teamwork, the same way as everyone on Seiren does. Hyuuga, along with Riko, understands that teamwork can sometimes beat more talented teams that function as five players on the court rather than one cohesive unit. Because he realizes that, the team believes in that philosophy. 

Hyuuga doesn’t understand his own power. As the captain of the Seiren team, he has a mental stronghold within the other player’s brains. What he says, usually goes. So when he finds teamwork significant, that establishes the philosophy for the Seiren team.

Speaking of team, he also likes disciplining the members on it. This may be because he’s a Japanese war history buff or maybe it’s his personality from Junior High peeking out, but it’s effective. Riko can’t always discipline the guys, and so Hyuuga is always around to say his opinion. In a way, similar to Kasamatsu, his discipline is his way of getting the team to focus and combine into one mindset to better work as a team.

He also doesn’t like ghosts, mainly because Izuki used to tell him ghost stories all the time.

He knows how to cut hair because he’s the son of a barber. He even cut Riko’s hair before the finals of the Winter Cup.

Now to the part that everyone has been waiting for. 

Hyuuga vs. Reo

Let’s start out with a bit of background. Hyuuga deeply respects Reo’s playing style, going so far as to call his form “cool” and “smooth, yet explosive.” He finds it similar to Ray Allen’s form. For those who don’t know, Ray Allen was playing for the Celtics at the time of Hyuuga’s creation, but he now plays for the Heat. Or at least he did. He sat out last season.

So when Hyuuga talks to Reo, why does he call him a shemale? 

The thing is about Japanese culture and media is that there is a difficulty understanding the difference between sexuality and the gender a person identifies with. We can’t really blame Hyuuga for being close-minded because of his upbringing. If I’m not wrong, Japanese have more set roles for each gender, making it difficult for them to adapt in the modern day as the LGBQT movement gains more ground around the globe.

Fujimaki, the creator of KnB, also identifies most strongly with Hyuuga, proving my point. If I’m not wrong, he’s about 32. He’s a bit older than the central age of the LGBQT movement; but in the US, the age of 32 is known to be almost as open-minded as the teenagers and the people in their 20s. The cultural difference is significant in KnB, which makes Hyuuga’s characterization difficult.

Regardless, you don’t have to love Hyuuga Junpei. You just should respect him for his leadership, mental strength, and his showdown with Sakurai. Without Hyuuga, Seiren couldn’t be the team that it is. It couldn’t have gotten to the Winter Cup finals. It couldn’t work as a cohesive unit.

So no, you don’t have to like Hyuuga. But you should know that Hyuuga is one of the reasons that Kagami and Kuroko can reach their goals. He’s one of the reasons that Seiren can win. And so, even with all of the controversy, Hyuuga Junpei remains important.

We hadn’t discussed it formally, but I think that certainly after these three episodes, there’s literally no limit to the things that we could do. There’s still an endless treasure trove of DC Comics characters, and stories, and titles that we haven’t even come close to touching yet. We’re certainly not wanting for ideas for the future. We know that they’re out there for us.

I hope you don’t mind, but I sort of have this idea for a Star vs. the Forces of Evil story. It may sound strange, but it leads up to a joke that I do believe will be worth it.

It starts off with a foppish prince from another dimension (haven’t figured out a good name yet) celebrating his 15th birthday, where he’s told that he has come of age, and must now choose a princess to one day be his bride. The prince, however, finds all of the princesses brought before him to be either boring or unappealing in some other way (particularly half the more “unsettling” ones who aren’t even human), and doesn’t like that he’s being forced to marry. But then he somehow learns about the incident at St. Olga’s (through maybe a report on his own magic mirror, which acts like a sort of TV), but what takes his interest the the most is certain “princess” in a lavender and pink gown who helped lead the revolt, and he starts to become smitten with this “Princess Marco”, so he orders his guards to scour throughout universe to find “her” and bring “her” to him.

Back on Earth, Star and Marco go through their usual antics, when suddenly the prince’s guards barge in through a portal, and during the ensuing skirmish between them and Star somehow ends up in his “princess” outfit again. The guards noticing that “Princess Marco” is there (not questioning why she looks oddly similar to the boy Star was with), the guards immediately seize Marco and take “her”/him away back to their home dimension.

Marco is brought before the prince (who still doesn’t know that Marco is a guy), who immediately becomes very affectionate towards “her”/him. While the prince is courteous towards Marco, and showers “her”/him with gifts, compliments, and even “her”/his own room, Marco is still weirded out by the prince’s somewhat flamboyant mannerisms, his lack of personal space, and his wimpy nature. However, as time goes on, Marco learns that despite being rather “show-offy”, the prince is actually pretty insecure and lonely, having been sheltered most of his life and hardly had any friends. Feeling bad for him, Marco goes to talk to the prince, but this ends up getting taken the wrong way, and the prince takes it as a marriage proposal, which he accepts. Meanwhile, back with Star, she and the others have been searching throughout the different dimensions to find the one Marco was taken, but as they are looking, Star receives a wedding invitation for the wedding of the prince and “Princess Marco”, and learns of Marco’s location.

Back with Marco, he’s torn between having to get married to someone he doesn’t like “that way” (also because he doesn’t “swing that way”), or break the prince’s heart and make him miserable again. Star and co. manage to all make their way into the prince’s castle (with Star sneaking everyone else in, due to her being the only one who was properly invited), and right before the “I dos” are said, Star and co. crash the wedding to try and save Marco, and a giant brawl ensues. After the fight, Star demands the prince to let Marco go, and refers to Marco as a “he”, which only confuses the prince. Finally Marco decides to come clean and tells the prince that he’s not really a princess or a girl, and says that he hopes the prince understands. At first the prince seems to be sad and disappointed, but he immediately perks up and says this line (the line which makes the whole fic worth it, in my opinion): “Oh well, nobody’s perfect.” As you may guess, this not-so subtly implies that the prince “plays for both teams” (and yes, a good many confused looks come from this revelation).

Of course, Star and co. rescue Marco, even with several guards after them, and they make it safely back home. Still, even though he wasn’t attracted to the prince, Marco still feels pretty bad for him, and that the prince is will probably go back to being alone again. However, it seems that the prince has found another “girl” from another dimension to fawn over (though he’s going to “take his time” with this one, and not resort to kidnapping), but I’m not gonna completely say who it is, since I’d rather let that twist be a tad bit surprising,, and it’s a brief crossover with another show which isn’t produced by Disney (well, the final show wasn’t, but still). I will give you a hint or two (if you’re really knowledgable, you’ll probably figure it out right away): 1) It’s pilot was a short on the Disney Channel, but it eventually made it’s way to the Hub, 2) there are various female-related puns, 3) it was okay, but if it were aimed at a slightly older audience and put a bit more effort into it, it could’ve been pretty good.

Well, that’s pretty much the basic story. I’ve still got some kinks to work out, but I’ve had this idea for some time now. Please tell me what you think of it, and if anyone else has any ideas for the or wishes to help expand on some things, just drop me a line.

- @danguy96

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anonymous asked:

How has MLP pander to Bronies? Any examples?

How about the fact they brought Discord even within the show’s context it makes ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE. Discord was literally written to be the sheer opposite of what the ponies represent (Discord vs Harmony) and was, at that point, written out of the story with the closest form of death we’ve seen yet since Bronies latched onto the character and John De Lancie really got Brony focused and try squeezing all the money out from them being involved in the community via the Brony documentary. Now you have Discord fucking harassing the Mane 6 and it’s framed as “but he doesn’t know any better he’s still a friend” and Bronies say its okay even though its clearly not okay what he’s doing as a character since hes like a fucking ancient hell beast.

There’s also shit like Fluttershy turning into a fucking vampire bat where in an earlier episode where bronies weren’t so well known by the show, a conflict like that would have been resolved in a more… emotionally close way (like Fluttershy and AJ talking it out and shit) but of course it’s now COOL and EDGY, or the comic book episode which would have never happened in a season 1 or 2 episode.

Or how they brought back Daring Do and made Rainbow Dash the audience surrogate so it normalised Dash’s dickish behaviour and how they made Daring Do an actual part of the universe when the episode she’s introduced in is meant to be seen as fictional to the world the Mane 6 occupies.

Or the fact Equestria Girls was literally made because of all the humanised pony art Bronies drew, and the first movie was full of blatant brony memes, back ground ponies and shit.

Like honestly I really gave up trying to enjoy the show during season 4 and I was SUPER excited for equestria girls but like I felt a lot of the heart of the show was gone by the time season 3 ended and now it just feels like a mess cuz the characters have grown stagnant (ESPECIALLY PINKIE PIE)