Heya, I love your blog! Can you do a top 5 Asahi (aka my precious cinnamon roll) moments, please? Thanks! ;)
Here I am, finally making the long overdue Asahi top 5 :D
1. The spike that gave Asahi his confidence back. I’ve just watched this scene again and I actually cried a little. I’m still so incredibly fond of this scene. The build up to the spike cut a hole through my heart, from all his flashbacks, to Noya’s choked-by-tears voice yelling, to Suga’s face, to everyone’s reaction to it…it’s just perfect. Because “in volleyball we don’t say I love you, we say: SUGAAAAA ONE MORE, and I think that’s beautiful”.
2. The mop fixing scene. As you all know, this is my favorite Asanoya moment too. It’s an extra scene that comes only in the first hq movie, in which Noya is fixing the mop that was broken during his fight with Asahi. Noya can’t fix it alone because “it’s just harder than I thought” and Asahi stepped in (I should be the one to fix it, right?) and they fixed it…together. It’s such a beautiful metaphor of how their relationship (and Asahi’s confidence) is finally, completely, restored. I cry every fucking time.
3. I don’t plan on losing to him. Ah, the strong, powerful and confident senpai Asahi finally made his appearance here. He knows he can’t be left behind, but he actually makes an effort to help other people too. Especially Tsukishima, since they are the two players that feel Hinata’s overwhelming power creeping in the most. He’s so good at helping others because he himself had to overcome so much to be where he is now :’) the summer training camp was such a good development arc for him too!
4. I’m the ace, but you guys are the heroes. HE LOVES AND VALUES ALL OF THEM SO MUCH (ಥ﹏ಥ)
5. Of course, scared Asahi always the most precious Asahi
- bonus: HE’S A GLASS HEART ACE PROTECT HIM AT ALL COSTS
sorry this took me so long, but i wanted to add gifs…aaand i’m doing 6 bc i’m absolute trash and couldn’t narrow it down. so here we go:
6. when delphine is saying goodbye, and knows it could very well be the last time she ever sees cosima. i love love evelyne in this scene bc she really looks like she’s trying to memorize every single bit of cosima’s face, and ugh wow.
5. ummmmmm this kiss. bc of delphine’s hand….like??? need i say more?
4. i’m pretty sure this is going to be a flashback, and we haven’t even seen it yet, but…..omfg. this is….thirsty delphine? i am deceased. i have literally rewatched the s5 trailer a million fucking times bc this is so hot i cannot handle it.
3. SMOOTH OPERATOR COSIMA!!! obviously one of everyone’s favorite moments, but i love love this so much. especially bc of the way delphine ends up leaning against the table, like it just really confirms her as a top™….as if we did not already know.
2. controversial, but, the break up. listen. cosima’s small, “i love you” with her puppy eyes was so traumatizing, i cried for 30 minutes. and then! delphine dramatically breaks down in the middle of the hallway, increasing my heartache tenfold. they were both so amazing in the scene, god it’s just so sad.
1. delphine climbs into bed with cosima to keep her warm. this scene really got me bc first we have cosima’s blurry vision seeing delphine strip down in front of her, and her face is like, “is this real? am i dead already?” like she literally cannot believe her eyes. so that already had me emotional, but then delphine’s face when she looks down at cosima i just like…really lost it?? she looks at her with such care and reverence, like she’s just in complete awe of her. i really cannot believe they made me wait an entire season for this, but tbh it was worth it.
i love them so much, honestly i’m so glad i waited to binge watch this series bc i really could not have survived the hiatus between seasons lmao. they compliment each other so well, i just really want them to be happy. lord knows they deserve it.
honestly this was and still is one of my favorite scenes in the history of TV shows. because through the way they kissed each other we can actually see how much they Loved each other. how much they needed each other. Lexa needed Clarke and Clarke needed Lexa, that moment was only about them. I think Lexa was scared that Clarke could change her mind, she trembled during the kiss. maybe at the beginning she didn’t even realize that the love of her life was kissing her. she looked at her as for saying “you’re really here, you’re real.” and she cried, she cried because she was happy. happy that someone she loved, actually loved her back.
So, like last year, I was once again lucky enough to have a Jared Meet&Greet, and got to be close to a tired yet focused Jared Padalecki (who’d just woken up from a nap in between his autograph session and his M&G).
Before anyone began asking questions, there was a knock on the door but no one entered. Jared looked at a staff member and asked her “Is it Ackles? Is he fucking with me again?“ - then laughed. Apparently, it wasn’t Jensen who then joined us for Jared’s M&G, but Jensen’s stunt double. Why he was at the convention I have no idea, but he sat down and observed the M&G (as well as a few panels, I noticed later that day) - and confirmed a few facts when Jared asked him about something.
Jared’s chapter in ‘Family Don’t End With Blood’ was mentioned and whether or not he would consider writing a book. His answer was no. He said he’d spent a whole year writing that chapter and, besides not having a lot of time on his hands, he’d had some anxiety writing it (I guess because he was afraid it wasn’t good enough). However, Jared said he felt like he owed it to us to be honest about it all. I admit I was struggling not to tear up at this point, having not only read his chapter but had been in Rome during JIB6 when Jared had gone through his breakdown.
A fan mentioned her reason behind telling Jared a funny story during his solo panel (the beenie/penis story - I’m sure there’re videos of it if someone doesn’t know what I’m talking about), that it was because people often tell Jared sad stories and she therefore wanted to make him laugh instead. She also said that he took on too much on his shoulders, that he was not alone in this, and that we were all there to carry some of the weight with him. Jared appreciated that.
He also got some questions about his love for watches, his ‘Venatore’ wine (Jared said he could talk forever about his love for both watches and wine) and his favorite author.
By then, the M&G was almost over but Jared luckily picked me to ask the last question. My question was: “When you do emotional scenes on the show with Jensen, do you think of something sad? Or does the emotion come natural to you after working together for so long and being so close in real life?“
I got really distracted by the fact that Jared was looking straight at ME and answering MY question, but this is what I remember of his answer:
Jared said it was a great question. He said that he, in the beginning of the show, did think of sad things to bring out that kind of emotion, but proceeded to say that he doesn’t do that anymore. Jared said that he hates when the script says “Sam cries“ (which is something Jensen also mentioned in his solo panel) because he doesn’t wanna cry unless he feels like the scene calls for it. So if someone writes that in a script or if a director tells him to cry, he’ll say “I appreciate you saying it but I’ve known this character for 12 years, so please don’t ever tell me that again”. Jared mentioned the scene in 12x22 where Dean and Sam had to break through the wall in the bunker. It wasn’t supposed to be an emotional scene, but he and Jensen had felt like the scene called for it. Jared then said that he couldn’t remember if Sam cried during that scene, and I remarked “Well,I did!“ which made Jared laugh.
He mentioned the church scene between Dean and Sam in the episode “Sacrifice“ and how it was originally scripted that Sam should be all tough about it and practically yell his words at Dean. However, that wasn’t what the scene called for. When they’d gone through the scene, Jared (as Sam) had felt the emotion and had teared up, so that’s the direction he had to go with the scene (and thank God for that since it’s one of my favorite scenes!) He continued to talk about how the brain knows the emotion isn’t real but the body doesn’t, so it’s tough having to do emotional scenes - especially when 5 minutes in a scene takes like 14 hours to film.
Jared then talked about how Sam is a tough guy who, nine out of ten times, tries to hold back his tears rather than show them because he wants to be strong. Jared remarked that crying is not a sign of weakness - that you’re also strong when you cry - but that Sam tries to hold it in. Which, Jared said, was also an emotionally draining thing to do. Both for him and Sam.
Note: During his talk about the church scene and how Sam always tries to be tough and not cry, I swear Jared’s eyes turned wet for a second (as well as my eyes did). Whether it was because of what he said or because he was just tired, I can’t know for sure - but I was sitting pretty close to him and he was looking straight into my eyes at the time.
Anyways, Jared also talked about how guest stars often get something (I don’t remember what he called it. Crystallized something) sprayed into their eyes to be able to cry. Jared has only tried that one time, and that was when he was in House of Wax. His character had to cry but Jared couldn’t do it because he had to sit completely still in the scene (where he’s been waxed) and couldn’t use his facial expressions. That was the only time he’d ever needed help to cry in a scene.
Jared then repeated that it was a really good question, but time had run out by then and he had to leave the room. I was more than a little stoked to get such a long and detailed answer to my question - and more than a little awestruck to have Jared’s eyes on me throughout almost his entire answer.
if seventeen were trainees on produce 101, how would their self-intros be?
S.Coups - literally park jihoon’s intro but with a twist - “i’ve got broad shoulders, strong thighs” - “and abs but i’ll only show those to you if you vote for me!!” - raps but kills the viewers with his singing - unfortunately dabs
Jeonghan - beautiful angel??? - walks in wearing a halo - “yes you are seeing an angel” - you know you’re in heaven when you hear his singing
Joshua - introduces himself in english….. and korean and japanese and spanish and chinese - walks in holding a guitar - sings while playing the guitar and captures everyone’s hearts - guitar string probably snaps - laughs on camera but cries backstage
Jun - introduces himself in chinese - walks in wearing a panda costume - does martial arts that looks painful in said panda costume - probably throws a pick-up line in there
Hoshi - cartwheels into the scene - screams his signature “WHAT TIME IS IT NOW??” - “hi it’s 10:10 hoshi” - dances while introducing himself???? - sweating profusely by the end of his intro
Wonwoo - literally jo sungwook’s intro - round glasses - “i will now read you my favorite passage from one of my favorite books” - (quotes a k-drama) - imitates a sloth
Woozi - walks in with a tiny keyboard - makes up a song on the spot - does finger hearts and then cringes - “i can sing, dance, produce, song-write, play the guitar, piano—”
DK - most likely wearing a onesie - blinds viewers with his smile - accidentally screams his intro and gets told to calm the frick down by the pd’s - sings too loud and gets told to quiet down
Mingyu - charms everyone with his beauty - makes a joke - laughs at his own joke - tries to rap but messes up and laughs - trips on his way out
The8 - backflips into the scene - introduces himself in chinese - shows off b-boying and martial arts - finger hearts - thinks he’s scary and cool but all the comments say “AW HE’S SO CUTE”
Seungkwan - wears a suit - “my mom told me to dress nicely” - jeju - sings a really sad and emotional ballad - cries in the middle of the chorus - intro gets cut off in the end because he talks too much
Vernon - yo - shows off his rap skills - english rap!!!! - probably the only normal intro tbh
Dino - dresses up as michael jackson - moonwalks into the scene - does an impersonation of michael jackson - suddenly sings and raps and dances perfectly - “please vote for michael chanson!!”
We’re 98 days from Bryan’s two years ultimatum now, counting down for S4 news!
Today is S02 E13 Mizumono three years anniversary!
To celebrate, reblog this and add your favorite Mizumono scene pic, meme, quote, gif etc.
- or your own fanwork.
My favorite moment
(well, it’s not that short, but…) my
(among others) is whole this “We couldn’t leave without you“ thing.
Hannibal truly opened to Will, he allowed him to get closer than anyone else has ever got… He even offered Will a redemption without killing anyone when he realized that Freddie is still alive! But Will couldn’t leave his old life for the new one, yet.
And so his betrayal felt even worse… Just look at Hannibal’s face. In the end, he cried - and there was no one for who he should pretending; this time his tears were genuine.
Did you, Will? You should’ve known earlier…
So, because Will hurt him emotionally in a way no other person in the world could, Hannibal decided to hurt Will physically and make him feel his own pain.
Then, poor Abbie… Hannibal liked her, for sure! But he saved her mainly for Will. Without Will she would have died in the kitchen in Minessota, under her father’s knife. But Hannibal saved her for Will back then and he did it again when everyone thought she had been killed. She was a gift to Will, something what he could have if he would decide to go with Hannibal. But he didn’t want it, so Abigail died in the kitchen, under her father’s knife…
And right here, the dream about murder family was washed away with rain and tears…
It’s never easy to choose a scene,
Hannibal is simply full of perfection! So I hope you will point out some
other scenes here with me ;-)
Also, see you next week - we’ll countdown with S3 episodes!
LMAO one of my students went the fuck OFF about OUaT in class today! For like, the entire 2 hours she kept coming back to the subject. She’s ten years old, she and I have never discussed this before, and she’s the one who brought it up. Some direct quotes:
“Hook and Emma got engaged. Why did they have to get engaged?”
“Emma cries about him a lot. And they’re always together. Like in every scene they’re always together. It’s annoying!”
“Probably my least favorite character now is Emma. She used to be my favorite before she started dating Hook.”
“Once Upon a Time isn’t really Once Upon a Time anymore. It’s ‘The Emma and Hook Falling in Love Story.’ Everything is just about them.”
I shit you not. I didn’t prompt her one bit, I simply replied and agreed!
She said more that I can’t remember explicitly but this kid does NOT like Hook and CS. And she knew the ship name and random trivia which surprised me. She said something to the effect of “Emma stopped caring about everyone else besides Hook” but I can’t remember her exact words.
She also thinks the writers are cruel to Regina. She thought Robin Hood was boring but she felt bad for Regina that he died. She thinks fake Robin and the EQ are a weird match visually lol.
God I wish I could remember her whole list of grievances! I would try to steer us back to doing art and we’d be painting and then she’d start up again with “I also didn’t like it how blah blah blah.”
She thought Ingrid was cool but didn’t like that they did Frozen.
She felt that given Regina’s personality and style as the EQ she should have been more glamorous (as opposed to sensible pantsuits) in Storybrooke
She didn’t like the way they wrote or cast Ariel
She felt bad that Mulan is always a third wheel and was mad she never really got her own arc (student is half Chinese btw)
Dammit that’s all I can remember right now lol. She said she quit watching a while ago but still keeps up with what’s happening which I thought was hilarious because same.
Anyway she gave me hope that the kids watching this aren’t buying the bullshit the way the teens and tweens do. I told her I was proud of her and to keep thinking for herself!
At restaurants, our favorite game was to touch an object on the table, and casually offer a pun into the existing conversation. Touching the pepper grinder, I might say, “You crack me up”. Then you would graze your knife and declare, “That’s a sharp observation”. I would hold my water glass and caution, “Don’t get too full of yourself”. And you would nod seriously and apologize, “You’re right, I’m sorry”, as you took the pen to sign the check.
Back and forth we went. Eyes shifting from napkin to soup spoon. Considering the table top like a chess board. Giggling about our secrets from the waiters. The best, of course, was when a new object was introduced to the table. Something surprising, or difficult to maneuver into wordplay. Something that left both of us staring hard and silent, racing each others’ brains to the cleverest quip. You were always faster than I. I could not keep up with your lightning mind, and rejoiced instead in the satisfaction it gave you to beat me to the punch line. To see you beam at your own wit, and then at me, your favorite audience. Food always tastes more delicious when you feel victorious. Maybe this is why people like to hunt.
The day you broke up with me, you brought me to Whole Foods for lunch. This is a pain, because there are so many of them in New York City, and they each look the same, and so now each one looks like the scene of the crime. After you told me you’d forgotten my name, so many other mouths, I said “It’s okay”, and held your hand while you cried. If I had been just a little bit faster, I would have reached for the paper napkin holder and said “Thank you for dispensing this knowledge to me”. It would have not been one of my stronger puns, but it might have made you laugh; which is still what I wanted most of all in that moment. I could of said “Let’s table this for later”, and knocked on the counter between us, or “I guess I was more disposable than I thought” as I reached for a plastic spoon. Maybe “wow, you sure kept this information contained”, with a nob to the takeout box. “I can’t believe you kept a lid on this for so long” as I take a swig of water. “I bet it was really hard to keep bottled up!”. Maybe I could have shouted a line about every single product on the shelves as a threw them to the ground. Winding backwards through each aisle to the exit. Could you imagine the response I would have gotten? Employees wiping their hands on their green aprons, pausing from shelving the quinoa, turning to see the crazy pun lady go out with a bang. I could have delivered on finally zinger shouting, “I’ve never felt more Beat-rayed!” as I pushed over the entire display of violent roots, causing every shopping cart wheeling mom to burst into sympathetic applause as I bow my way out.
Actually, I doubt anyone would have even noticed. I’m sure wilder things happen in Whole Foods all the time. Instead, I said “it’s okay”, which was the opposite of what I meant.
I meant, "it’s not okay”.
I meant, "why?”.
I meant, “please don’t leave me”.
I meant, "I have loved you for five years”.
I meant, "who will I play with when the waiters aren’t looking?”
“who will I race to impress with my banter?”
“who will smile at me when he reaches the punchline first, delighted that he has won?"
Oh boy, that story is literally one of my favorite details about the SnK manga and I will gladly share the details of that with you if you aren’t aware of the events that led to Sasha surviving that scene.
To answer your question: yes. Isayama, way back when he was first writing that scene in the manga, fully intended for Sasha to die. But she was very much spared, even in the manga. Why, you ask?
The story goes that when Isayama showed the original draft to his editor, Sasha’s death was apparently so brutal, graphic and emotionally traumatizing that the editor locked himself in a bathroom and cried for an extended period of time.
This led Isayama to have a change of heart, and Sasha was spared.
My favorite thing about Jaal is how he is incredibly open about his emotions and at the same time is naturally very chill. This is a dude whose whole llife till now – as well as the life of everyone around him, has been nothing but struggle and oppression. During the game you see him go through some really difficult moments. And yet, most of the time he’s very calm, upbeat, and as positive as one can be under the circumstances. He openly cries, admits fear, or gets angry, and in the next scene he’s back on his feet. There’s none of that edgelord angsty aura around him, even though there easily could have been one in the hands of a lesser writer, and I really appreciate that.
Since I’m between series translations at the moment I’ve had some time to kind of get back to things I was hoping to do for HakuMyu. This isn’t what I’m actually working on right now, but this is one of my favorite scenes from Shinsengumi Kitan. I cried like a baby when I watched it the first time so I wanted to share it with everyone ❤
Also going to have some even better news for you guys regarding Heisuke-hen in the very near future! It’s been a LONG time overdue but hang in there, it’s just about done ^^
regarding leia and kylo's relationship being especially poignant (and not just because it's basically the prodigal son allegory in space), one of leia's first and most profound connections with the force is with tiny fetus ben which comes about at a time when leia is feeling abandoned and at her most vulnerable without luke's guidance or han's moral support. there cannot be more explicit evidence that their relationship is beyond that of a mere mother and child. it's borderline mystical ffs.
Absolutely. Not only are they mother and son - which is so important - but there is a supernatural element that goes beyond the physical and even emotional world. They have a spiritual connection beyond imagination. I love that part of the novel, and Chuck Wendig writes it beautifully. For those who haven’t read it yet:
“Her skin tingles. Her mind feels suddenly unmoored from the rest of her. Leia feels dizzy enough to fall over. Oh. Oh, my! There! There it is. Washing over her and through her – an awareness unlike any she’s ever felt before. A pulsing glow, flickering and strong. It’s not the plant. It’s not Luke. It’s not even Han. It’s her child. This isn’t just a mother’s recognition of the life inside – that, she already knows. She’s already aware of the bump and tumble of that little person she carries… This goes beyond all that. This is something separate from her. It isn’t a physical feeling. It is all around her. It suffuses her like the perfume from a jungle of flowers. As such, she is suddenly aware of her child’s mind and spirit: She senses pluck and wit and steel blood and a keen mind and by the blood of Alderaan is this one going to be a fighter! …Her hands fly in front of her mouth as she both laughs and cries at the same time. This, she thinks, is the light side that Luke always goes on about – the promise of light, the promise of a new life…”
(Aftermath: Life Debt, pp. 223-224)
The novel then goes on to show what is presumably Snoke reaching his tendrils out to Ben and touching him with the dark side from within the womb… it is a very disturbing moment after such a beautiful, touching scene with her unborn son.
Anyway, this is one of my favorite Leia moments in all of SW canon, and I think it saysa lot about Ben Solo. The fact that he is the reason his mother felt the Force - for the FIRST time in her life… and that he was consumed with such light… It’s so beautiful. And then that moment following, of darkness, and the foreshadowing that, too, holds.
I also believe these perspectives foreshadow a redeemed Ben Solo, who is ALSO found through the love and spirit of his mother. He showed her the Force and light… and she, his loving mother, will bring him back to it from his darkness through her own light.
So, yes, their bond is deeper than the general audience is aware of. This is why extended canon is SO IMPORTANT if we are going to look into analysis of SW. It doesn’t do to take just the movies at face value, when the novels offer such a deeper perspective on so many things.
When people act like Leia could never forgive her son… I would point them to passages like these.
“All of those deaths! The long parade to the graveyard! Father! Mother! Margaret, that dreadful way! So big with it, it couldn’t be put in a coffin! But had to be burned like rubbish! You just came home in time for the funerals. Funerals are quiet, but death–not always. Sometimes their breathing is hoarse, and sometimes it rattles, and sometimes even they cry out to you, “Don’t let me go!” Even the old, sometimes, say, “Don’t let me go.” As if you were able to stop them! But funerals are quiet, with pretty flowers. And, oh, what gorgeous boxes they pack them away in! Unless you were there at the bed when they cried out, “Hold me!” you’d never suspect there was the struggle for breath and bleeding. You didn’t dream, but I saw! Saw! Saw! And now you sit there telling me with your eyes that I let the place go! How in hell do you think all that sickness and dying was paid for? Death is expensive, Miss Stella!. Why, the Grim Reaper had put up his tent on our doorstep!”
Gillian Anderson as Blanche Dubois in “A Streetcar named desire"
I’ve watched Episode 3 of American Gods twice already and I cried at the Salim/Ifrit sex scene. It was just so pure and beautiful. There was passion in it. It wasn’t dirty or disgusting. It was romantic and felt right. This is an important scene. I have never seen gay love portrayed in such an honest way before. This is one of my favorite shows ever.