this film was so beautiful ;u;

emoji self-care + positive list:

💖 sparkle up your heart by doing random acts of kindness to the people you love or even to strangers (if ur comfortable with that)
🐶 pat your doggos, pets, and animals friends for a happy soul! give em extra hugs for optimal results!
🐣 dont chicken out! if u want to do something that makes u happy, just do it! and always remember to do it for yourself
🐚 collect sum cute shells in the beach, fill a smol jar with sand, and chill with ur friends/significant other
🌱 go on a botanical garden adventure! make ur own garden! plant the old seeds u bought from a plant shop, water your little sprouts!
🍵 drink a warm cup of earl grey tea or coffee! spice it up with cinnamon if u want! (i dont like. cinnamon tho but u kno)
🍋 detoxify!! lemon is a good antioxidant! drink a cup of lemonade or do ur mix in ur own way!
🍓 boost ur health (bc it is wealth) by eating and storing a couple of organic fruits for personal consumption
🌻 go buy yourself some sunflowers, daisies, zinnias, crysanthemums in the farmer’s market
🌞 go out, experience the sunny weekdays, enjoy the feel of sun beams during the golden hours, fall in love with the summer feel
🌚 observe the moon, fall in love with the stars, embrace the beauty of the skies and the galaxies
📌 grab the keys and go on a crazy spontaneous adventure !! bring a tad of food for picnic purposes too
🎨 make art, appreciate art, be ur own version of masterpiece. grow up and craft yourself to become ur best version!
🔮 invest in the little things in life. enjoy the smell of rain, the copper brwn color of your trees on autumn, living for the littlest things is (proven to be) magical.
⌚ dont worry too much!! you are not running out of time. you are still young and you have ur life ahead of you.
🎥 film all the beautiful things about your days. do it for achive’s sake. do it for your future self. do it so that u may be able to rewatch it over and over again
🎶 listen to good soothing music while taking a shower, nap, or walking on parks!!
💌 write your future self a letter that talks about your aspirations and dreams and a little description about ur present self
📖 read your favorite books under the genre feel-good! reread if u want to feel the lingering joy inside ur chest again!
💭 talk to your friends, colleagues, best buds etc! it is never okay to bottle up the sadness!!
🔎 research cute places you’ve never been to and visit them alone, with your significant other, or with your best pals! google is ur adventure bestfriend!
✨ dont forget to sparkle up! ur shinier than the glitters!
💤 get some sleep to recharge for a brighter tomorrow! oversleeping may sometimes be bad for u tho
✋ give yourself a high five for surviving today and yesterday! im proud of u!
📯 learn a new instrument and compose a cute song for your friend!

the problem w digital film is that it looks ugly as fuk. it looks like some 2 bit wedding photographer took his camera and started filming randos. I mean film technology is supposed to be improving but any1 with eyeballs can look at an old technicolor movie and realeyes that visually film looks way better than digital even if it is “primitive” technology. and u have these big budget studios and supposedly “genius” directors using stupid and ugly tints and filters on all their boring movies. 

if u look at these screencaps from modern movies u will see examples of ugly color schemes used for some blatantly obvious metaphorical purpose

so post apocalyptic movie is tinted grey oooo so grim

grimy edgelord movie is tinted green

boring generic action blockbuster is tinted blue

and so on and imo it looks hideous and like so unimaginative and uninspiring idk maybe it’s just me. and then you have old movies on film with technicolor or eastmancolor or whatev

and they look soo visually beautiful. technology literally made movies look like shit I wanna go back to the stone age. I can’t watch ugly modern movies I need candy colored rich vibrant lush glamour back !

hi ive broken hiatus because Sebastian is getting all beefy and thicc to film as Bucky but his hair is still super short so i can only assume the plan at Marvel currently is to defeat Thanos with the force of beauty that a Short Haired Beefy Bucky would be 

films to watch

so i saw a post listing films in foreign languages and i thought i could expand on the list a little bit but my addition got so massive i decided to move it to a separate post. this list will focus on my target languages and feature a little bit of french as well just to spice it up. 

films are good for several reasons

  • usually quite fun
  • actually challenging if u watch w/o subtitles and the easiest way to achieve immersion in the privacy of your home
  • “productive procrastination”
  • might give u cultural insight as well
  • or encourage you to learn some history!!!!
  • i’m really tired of people watching almodóvar and being like uuuuuuhuuuu look the great spanish director and forgetting that not only are there spanish films not directed by almodóvar but also that spanish is spoken in other countries as well and GUESS WHAT they produce culture

ok here we go!!!!! im really lazy and my computer is agonizingly slow so i can provide no links. if something interests you search for it et voila

WARNING!!!!! long post 


  • magia salvaje - this is an uber cool colombian film showing largely unexplored areas of colombia which i think is the most beautiful country on earth. it was recommended to me independently by a friend from my spanish class and my colombian pen pal gal. from its website: “magia salvaje es la cinta del mundo natural más ambiciosa realizada en el país (…) [realizada en] 85 locaciones y 20 ecosistemas. (…) un tributo a la belleza de colombia“ tl;dr: cool shit u should watch, it’s available on yt
  • señor ávila - a p good series filmed by the mexican hbo starring tony dalton as an exemplary father and husband that starts working as a paid killer for the mafia, but it’s not all peachy because it affects his personal life and his son gets into some really deep shit. gets a bit grim at times but good nevertheless
  • retrato de un comportamiento animal - really cute indie film made in uruguay. an unlikely couple on a trip to brazil. expect nice landscapes and voseo
  • relatos salvajes - dark humour from argentina, a series of episodes in which people go absolutely bonkers over the most petty shit and also get p violent when you wouldn’t expect them to be. produced by pedro almodóvar if that serves as any recommendation.
  • la historia oficial - another one from argentina. drama. set during the dictatorship and based on true events, follows a family through a period when they would literally tear lil kids from their mothers and drown the parents if they were enemies of the state. watch it
  • juana la loca - spanish historical drama about their queen joan the mad
  • el laberinto del fauno - can we just, omg, ok, i love that film so much. fantasy, set during the civil war in spain. a little girl discovers this world with monsters and other creatures and it’s scary as shit but she goes through these adventures because she cares for her family. watch itttt
  • doce hombres sin piedad - this is the spanish version of the american classic 12 angry men, recorded in 1973. you can watch it on youtube.
  • gran hotel - spanish tv series, historical drama sort of downton abbey style. weird shit is happening in this lovely hotel, what do we do??? apparently available on netflix
  • como agua para chocolate - cute film “about how life used to be in mexico” (imdb) based on the p famous novel by laura esquivel. lovely colours, romantic love and a lot of nice food
  • los diarios de motocicleta - starring gael garcía bernal in an adaptation of che guevara’s memoir in which young che travels the world on his motorbike
  • no - ok this is some amazing shit (oscar nomination holaaaa). it’s a chilean film with gael garcía bernal set in the 1980s. in 1988 pinochet held a referendum in which basically if u said “yes” he stayed as te country’s official and lawful leader and if you said “no”, well, he went. the film is about the campaign that sought to get rid of him
  • talento de barrio - sorry but i couldn’t omit that one. it has daddy yankee in it, period.


  • la dolce vita - please do yourself a favour and watch it
  • la grande bellezza - as above. this is my favourite film of all time. look for the soundtrack on yt and you will know why
  • il bidone - early fellini follows petty thieves in rome
  • il prefetto di ferro - set in the 1920s. giuliano gemma as cesare mori aka the iron prefect who comes to palermo to deal with the gangs. good shit
  • ladri di biciclette - directed by vittorio de sica, set in post-ww2 rome, “a masterpiece of italian neorealism” (wiki). a desperate family needs their bicycle to survive
  • amarcord - comedy/drama, set in the 1930s. coming-of-age. “Fellini skewers Mussolini’s ludicrous posturings … that <<imprisoned Italians in a perpetual adolescence>> by mockig himself and his fellow villagers in comic scenes tha underline their incapacity to adopt genuine moral responsibility or outgrow foolish sexual fantasies” (wiki). won oscar for foreign language.
  • gomorra - tv series based on famed novel by roberto saviano. rival mob clans. good shit
  • il vangelo secondo matteo - “trattando in maniera antidogmatica un argomento di carattere religioso, l’opera fece sensazione e scatenò un aspro confronto intelettuale sulla stampa, proseguendo le non sopite polemiche per le accuse di vilipendio della religione” (wiki). three oscar nominations.
  • una vita violenta - poor kid in rome attempts to transform his life after leaving prison
  • la notte - marcello mastroianni in a study of a deteriorating relationship
  • la nostra terra - cute film which is literally my aesthetic aka people working the land. educated guy from bologna comes down south to start a community and sell organic veg he will grow himself. featuring creepy mafia guy freshly released from prison and sneaky southerners
  • la mafia uccide solo d’estate - drama but also a comedy fresh from palermo. lil boy observes how the mob influences people’s lives
  • il capitale umano - drama. a car accident ties together the lives of two families. people go crazy. great performance by valeria bruni tedeschi
  • il rosso e il blu - follows the lives of three school teachers as they get really involved in the fucked up lives of their students. confusing but oddly satisfying
  • latin lover - fun comedy of how a famed actor dies leaving behind a shitload of lovers, wives and children who all meet for his funeral.


  • trash - an AMAZING brazilian film about two favela boys trying to solve a criminal mystery and unearth corruption before an ill-willed police officer gets to them; all thanks to a wallet found in the dumpster they work in. really good cinema with appearances made by rooney mara and martin sheen
  • singularidades de uma rapariga loura - modern portuguese film based on a short stories by eça de queirós. a blooming romance meets an unexpected obstacle. spot on aesthetic and cleverly blended cultural references. directed by manoel de oliveira who is THE MAN, check out his ther shit such as the p recent o convento starring john malkovich and catherine deneuve
  • saneamento básico - p straightforward but fun brazilian comedy in which a small town community will do anything to raise money to fix their sewer system
  • this is embarrassingly short i will make a separate post to expand 


  • farinelli - an AMAZING film based very loosely on the life of the most famous castrato singer, farinelli. loooveeeee
  • la religieuse (2013) - a really stuningly made adaptation of denis diderot’s novel about a girl thrown into a convent against her will and desperate to get out who discovers some dark family secrets.
  • tom à la ferme - weird indie canadian film with xavier dolan, a gay man travelling to meet his dead boyfriend’s family and terrorised by said’s boyfriend’s horrible brother. more dark family shit for u
  • yves saint laurent - nice biographical film with pierre niney
  • dans la maison - terrifying and fascinating drama about how one seductive teenager ruins some families. 10/10 would recommend
  • les choristes - really good film about how a music teacher transforms the lives of a class of “difficult” boys. set in the 1940s to spice it up
  • les liaisons dangereuses (1959) - adaptation of laclos’ classic novel, set in the present day. directed by roger vadim.

that’s it - I hope at least one person finds it interesting/helpful!!!

i once promised a crash course in polish thing and i know i’m delaying it horribly but sometime next week i will prepare a similar post about polish films (if u folks are interested, ofc)

anonymous asked:

sajeon why is jimin the fairy (of anything) in bts? something is lost in the translation for me. help!

Because he’s pretty and ethereal and his beauty is considered “otherworldly.” It started out as a nickname and now everybody calls him that.

Anonymous said: hiii so, i want to ask you about the one bangtan (bomb i think??) where JK had to do a punishment by doing pushups and JM filmed(?) him and he LITERALLY SAID “okay BABY blabla” like…he legit called jk baby super casually…*screams my trash fangirl brain out* other than the fact that its simply pure adorable, is that like…a common thing in korea? guys calling younger guys like that? i’m genuinely curious thats why im reaching u^^ also i live for ur tumblr!! x ❤️

Thank you! No, it’s not a common thing for guys to casually call each other baby. I made a post about the various ways people use “baby” in Korea here. Hopefully that will help!

Anon: sajeon-nim i was just rewatching some bts videos and i came across this one (music bank stardust) where JK had to carry SG,V and JM under the limbo thing, when it was JM’s turn, JH said something which i understood as “wife” but i’m not sure cuz maybe there’s a korean word that is pronounced the same way ;__; please enlighten me, thank you so much <3  

No, it sort of sounds like it but he didn’t say wife.

Anon: Sa Jeon Nim. In now3, jungkook kept saying I want you to Jimin while filming him and jimin even blushed and told him to stop. Is what jungkook said really translate to “I want you.”? In what conversation, it usually used? 갑 or각 고싶다.? (Sorry. I don’t know how to spell.) 

It’s 갖고싶다. And yes, it more or less translates to “I want [you]” and no, there isn’t a heterosexual answer to this - it sounds exactly like what you think it means.

In Korean, 갖고싶다 is used to indicate something that you want - usually items but when applied to people… It’s a possessive thing. It means Jungkook wants to have Jimin.

that’s the cutest chris that i’ve drawn lol

anyway i’m working on a victuuri doujin for AFA’s Creators Super Fest in late April. it’s actor AU where viktor is a famous actor and yuuri is an actual living legend figure skater (retired). chris is the one who introduced viktor to the beauty of figure skating.

they’re filming yuri on ice which is based on true story so there’s gonna be OLD victor and yuri. 

i’m having a crisis should old!victor be bald or half-bald like Yakov….. please help.

anyway, here’s another cute chris and viktor.

I’ll open international & local pre-order around early april, together with merch stuff, please look forward to it :D

afirewiel  asked:

What is your favorite non-Austen period novel? Movie?

Okay I’m gonna do a rundown of all my favourites because making me pick one is just mean. (Also at one point in my notes on the following books and films I just wrote “Bagels” and I can’t for the life of me think what I might have meant or autocorrected that from. Maybe a shopping list started to take form. I don’t know.)

(If the film Miss Austen Regrets and book Longbourn by Jo Baker count as non-Austen then include them.)


Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India - 2001 (Sports! High stakes! Sticking it to the Colonial Man!)

Mozart’s Sister - 2010 (Beautiful music! Gorgeous androgyny! GIRLS CAST TO PLAY THEIR ACTUAL AGE AND NOT SOME 20-SOMETHING PRETENDING TO BE FOURTEEN!)

Possession - 2002 (I’ve tried the novel, and A.S. Byatt has some beautiful prose but her structures sometimes do my head in, so never finished it. Ignore Paltrow as best you can and enjoy lush Victorian Gothic mystery and the ending is one of the most poignant things I’ve ever been pleasantly surprised with on film, and it leaves you wondering about many, many things…)

Jodhaa Akbar - 2008 (You could put Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in the worst commercial ever made and I would watch it. Costumes, scenery, and, as a friend once put it “I’m not sure how they did it, but they just had a sex scene without any sex.” Bravo.)

Water - 2005 (Deepa Mehta is such a fantastic filmmaker and I loved this whole trilogy but Water is my favourite.)

Elizabeth - 1998 & Elizabeth: The Golden Age - 2007 (The costumes! The caMERA ANGLES!!! The compli-fucking-cated mess that is Elizabeth I.)

[Okay Tumblr won’t let me embed any more trailers, but those ones are easy to find, they’re out there.]

Vatel - 2000 (Any foodie who is also a fan of The Sun King and his era will dig this one. A great score, baddie Tim Roth.)

Alternatively, in the same era: A Little Chaos - 2015. Storyline is a little weak, but it’s so beautiful and the cast is great and the M U S I C. Kate Winslet. Alan Rickman. Helen McCrory. STANLEY TUCCI.)

Also: they’re not films, but TV shows - honourable mentions to the Spanish series Gran Hotel. It’s like a good version of Downton Abbey, only sorta on crack and with a tonne more murder mysteries; and while I have some Issues with its so-called hero and some comparatively weirdo plot-points in S3, overall, it’s fantastic and I’m obssessed. Please don’t mix it up with the Italian re-make which looks horrible in every way. Like, main actors dressed in a poorly-sewn-table-cloth-bad.

And shout-out to the new CBC/Netflix series Anne. I will defend this show to the DEATH, alright? They’ve gone bolder and fresher and have managed to involve period realism in a moving way while retaining the sunshine-and-pinafores element that so many people love about L.M. Montgomery’s work. There’s heaps of women with production credits, and I think it shows. Geraldine James is already my favourite Marilla after one episode, and I feel like R.H. Thompson (HEY JASPER DALE HEEEEY!) and Amybeth McNulty are likely going to become my favourite Matthew and Anne, too. People have complained about this series going off-book and in particular some have condemned it sight-unseen because the writers/directors are putting a feminist spin on it and OH GOD THEY SAID FEMINIST QUICK WE GOTTA SET EVERYTHING ON FIRE BECAUSE CHILDHOOD IS RUINED, but honestly it’s just perky and gorgeous and scrappy and nobody can tell me to my face that Kevin Sullivan didn’t go all the fucking way off-book from the very beginning so I am not gonna sit here and insist that the Megan Fallows Anne of Green Gables was perfection which could never be improved upon because that’s just a plain lie. It was nice and it has its place but it’s time for some new blood. (And NOT the telefilms they’ve also come out with recently with Martin Sheen, bless his heart, but they took a brunette child actor and dumped an atrociously stark box of red hair-dye on her before drawing on her freckles and then telling her to please play everything theatrically to the back of the house even though there is a camera ten inches from her face.) I am HERE FOR ANNE. RIDE OR DIE.


After that you might assume my L.M. Montgomery recommendation would be Anne of Green Gables and sure I won’t say DON’T read them, but for my money the Emily of New Moon trilogy is more my jam and I wish to God and Netflix in all my prayers that there might someday be a decent adaptation of them.

I was really into Cassandra Clark’s Abbess of Meaux mystery series for a time, but then things went a bit pear-shaped in what I think was the fourth(?) book and everything was OOC and honestly I haven’t caught up on the later books after that and they seem to be self-published now but I am a sucker for nuns and mysteries so I’ll probably get back into it when I have time.

The Princess Priscilla’s Fortnight and The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth von Arnim. Vacation-reads! Beautiful prose, some wry wit, and fun hijinks. If you’ve ever wanted to run away and live in an isolated cottage in the wilderness for a little while, these are for you. [ETA: I recently got my hands on a copy of The Jasmine Farm so THANK YOU to one of you who recommended it I am loving it so far only I don’t see the appeal in Andrew so wtf Terry you can do better.]

Edward Rutherfurd’s geographical history novels–Sarum is the classic to start with, but the others I’ve read are very good, too. (London, New York, and I’m now working my way through a first-edition of Russka.)

Amy Levy. A M Y   L E V Y. Criminally under-recognized Jewish Victorian novelist and poet. Novellas Ruben Sachs and The Romance of a Shop. (RS a beautiful and bittersweet story about the conflicts between love, identity, and expectations, and some would say a response to George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda. TRoaS reading a bit like a less treacle-sweet variation on Little Women, where four sisters try to make their way in the world by setting up their own photography studio in late 19th century London.)

The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgkin Burnett. Colonialist racism appears in this one, so be warned. Still the book is a THOUSAND times better than the utterly dreadful adaptation known as The Making of a Lady. Jane is better, Emily is better, Walderhurst is better, pretty much EVERYONE IS BETTER. The pacing is better. The plotting and suspense make actual sense.

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. A classic, and the grand-daddy of every secret-identity superhero.

The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy. Like, it makes me MAD how good these books are.

And last but not least, a non-fiction selection in Vere Hodgson’s WWII diaries: Few Eggs and No Oranges. Nothing else has ever brought the experience of living (or trying to) under the shadow of the bombs and the threat of invasion quite like these diaries. Fascinating details, engagingly written, and at times a stark reminder that the Allied victory we take for granted in our history could by no means be counted on by the millions who dwelt in daily uncertainty.

St Trinian’s appreciation post

headmistress played by Rupert Everett (who is gay)

beautiful badass heroines


girl power


jane austen references (the dog is called Mr Darcy btw) also colin firth

sport lessons are… interesting

drunk teachers are best teachers

about 75% of them are probably gay

“you were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off”

do yourself a favor and watch st trinian’s

and like 99,9% of the characters are british so if u like our accent then there u go

Fashion Evaluation w/Johnny
  • [yuta’s voice] helloeveryone
  • i just woke up from a nap that i accidentally took
  • lmao i’m a mess
  • but yeah, other request for my boy johnny <2
  • also, shoutout to anon
  • “if there’s a vroom vroom talk show there m u s t be a johnny’s fashion evaluation” - anon, 2k17
  • lmao so cute
  • let’s start this, okay? ^^
  • ah, and i decided to make this w johnny as ur boyfie
  • i though it would be funnier lmao
  • soooooooooo
  • it was pretty early in the morning and yerteday at night u and johnny had a sleepover u know
  • and u know how the members once said that johnny in the mornings is super relaxed
  • and while u were looking super messy and weird he was peacefully making coffee for both of you
  • you go beside him and backhug him
  • “oh, hey baby, you look really beautiful this morning”
  • “you didn’t even looked at me johnny”
  • “don’t have to, i know u r always beautiful”
  • but, real talk, he looked amazing in the mornings
  • he was full of energy and his hair was a bit wavy and he always gets more cuddly than usual
  • “come here cutie”
  • and he turns around and aND AND
  • and he grabs you in his arms, making you sit on the kitchen counter
  • like this ur in the same height, and you keepp having visual contact making both of u smile like crazy aw and
  • his lips, jesus, i’ll never get tired of saying how beautiful they are
  • and they’re probably super soft and warm and i want to delete myself
  • “i was being serious, though, u look really pretty honey"
  • “you look good too babe”
  • and you probably touched his butt lmao
  • yall had breakfast together and then changed ur pajamas
  • well, at lest he did
  • but u stayed in the living room watching a serie i netflix or something
  • “well, this is my gf’s house u know, pretty nice right? oh, and there she is”
  • and he deadass starts filming u with a random camera and you’re like 
  • ??? what
  • “what in the world are u doing, seo youngho?”
  • “u know that tomorrow i’m travelling again, right?”
  • “yeah”
  • “well, is for nct life and they gave me a camera and.. well, do you know johnny’s fashion evaluation?”
  • is he serious
  • “it’s ten in the morning johnny, i’m in my pajamas!”
  • “yes i know but you still slay my life with those cute ass my little pony’s pjs u know”
  • and he kept talking shit about your shorts so u decided to ignore him lmao
  • “what are u watching baby? u should b watching nct life u know”
  • “dON’T IGNORE ME~~~~”
  • “she’s actually always over me but she’s a bit moody in the mornings”
  • “no i’m not!”
  • hehe he knows u too well honey
  • “go and change so i can rate ur outfit and then we go to see the other members”
  • you ended up agreeing, of course :^)
  • tweenty minutes later you came back and damn
  • his reaction was so extra lmao
  • “i feel like we should match actually, what do u say babe”
  • “nah, actually, forget about it~ i look too good to change”
  • “and i won’t be waiting for other half of an hour for you to change”
  • lmao i rlly h8 him
  • “rate myself and let’s go babe, i’m getting tired of u”
    “well, i don’t give no one a 10/10 so easily but, jfc u slay my life hon”
  • “i agree, vrO”
  • but srsly i need a boyfie as extra as him
  • he’s just so sweet
  • he turned the camera off and placed his hands around your figure and you smiled at him
  • “but seriously y/n, you’re so beautiful”
  • and you start blushing and he laughs and kisses you for a few seconds
  • “you’re too good for me johnny”
  • and he is
  • he truly is, i don’t think there’s any person in this world amazing enough to deserve this angel
  • cof ocf ten chittaphon leechaiaypornkul cof cof
  • cof cof ji hansol cof cof
  • lmao, i feel like i’m more creative in my masterposts when i’m sleepy
  • is that normal

B E A U T Y   M A K E U P   -   B E H I N D   T H E   S C E N E S

A few weeks ago I shared with you some images from my professional portfolio which were taken from a recent Beauty shoot with model, Caitlin Burles.
FYI, Caitlin was a stand-in for Gal Gadot on the Wonder Woman film. Pretty cool huh? 

During the shoot my makeup assistant, Yasmin Lovece, kindly filmed some behind the scenes of the makeup and I filmed some of the products used. So this week I edited and uploaded the footage for those of you who are interested in seeing how these looks came together.


@Zack Snyder

1) I would die for you
2) I would kill for you
3) I will do anything for you
4) you’re a god
5) you’re a legend
6) you’re a beast
7) you’re a mogul
8) you’re unstoppable
9) you’re a king
10) you’re a boss
11) you’re beautiful
12) you’re pretty and loved
13) your haters wanna be you
14) invented god tier comic book film quality
15) i love u

anonymous asked:

why are mcu villains so lame?? i think hela is the first decent one

i’m going to be generous and say its not just an mcu problem, its a superhero film problem. most superhero films, if they’re not a sequel, start with an origin story; that means you have to convey A LOT of information in that 90-120mins film, and a great sizeable chunk of that will be the superhero either discovering and controlling their powers or finding a reason to become a hero. unless you do that in a series of montages, that doesn’t leave a lot of time to hear all about the villain unless said villain is tied into the origin story. 

i would say loki is the mcu’s strongest “””villain””” (when loki can do something mean without crying he could maybe be considered a villain) and its because he is deeply connected to thor’s story. you understand his motivation because its explored as you see thor’s motivations. as thor grows as a person, loki becomes more and more fucked and twisted in his own delusions. think of the confrontational climax of thor (2011) with both brothers finally physically fighting (loki obviously in tears) over a millennia of built up feelings (there’s a reason people loved loki so much you guys). compare that to doctor strange where mads crusty eye (i rly cant for the life of me remember his character’s name and have no inclination to google it) has literally no connection to strange’s story apart from he used to work at the same place strange currently does. when they finally meet there rly is no emotional build up to it, mads only inclination to kill strange is because he’s in his way of …. destroying the world?? what did he want to do in that film?? 

as i said, this isn’t just an mcu problem. who would remember scarecrow in batman begins if the embodiment of beauty, cillian murphy didn’t play that character? too much time was spent setting up bruce learning to be a bat ninja to even work out why scarecrow personally wanted to poison all of gotham, and he certainly didn’t give a shit about batman.

as for mcu sequels…. bucky was good in TWS (don’t @ me about whether he was a villain u know what i mean) thor 2 was a mess in general, the iron man films are just the tony stark show so they didn’t rly have time to development them as much, and i guess everyone just hated ultron bc fuck ultron. I think they’re learning that the best sorts of villains are ones that have a connection to the hero and can be developed over several films (nebula, bucky, loki). And things seem to be getting better, gotg2 really had a great, emotionally connected villain and if you didn’t cry and the end of that film you’re made of stone, and thor 3 obviously looks good 👌 although thanos is going to ruin that bc try having an emotional connection with that guy 🖕

anonymous asked:

Cayce, you gotta help me, i'm stressed. Mackie's updated his twitter to say goodbye to filming in scotland. Seb's not even BEEN to scotland yet. Are there no sambucky scenes in infinity war?? Have seb and mackie had NO time together to flirt and maybe kiss and touch each other a whole lot?? Maybe there's filming scheduled elsewhere, idk, but all this is just a recipe for major pining so far and i need your professional opinion (pls and thanks, ilu)

oh no I am so Stressed about this piece of knowledge it made me clutch tenderly at my chest for a hot minute, u just know Seb is all like

✔️ got my own feature film finally

✔️ fun times filming in atlanta wearin a suit lookin sharp

✔️ shaved off the sex pest moustache





and then he cries about it, naturally

anyway surely the Russos picked up on the fact that Sam + Bucky was one of the only fucking blessings of the mess that was Civil War, and this is all Terrible Misdirection and they’ll get to intersect on the time-space continuum at some stage in the near future. in the meantime: let us all think hopefully about the fact that Chris Evans is in Scotland and STILL HAS A BEARD and if the universe gives us softly bearded Steve + SamSteve, that’s kind of also good. 

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Obi-Wan: What do you want?
Vader: clone wars documentary on holo history channel right now 
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Vader: i completely forgot about the zillo beast lol god our lives were so weird
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Vader: well yeah i mean it is about how the jedi tried to take over the republic and whatever but still
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Vader: liar
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Obi-Wan: My hair is substantially grayer now. I cannot imagine why. 
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