this is the quote i've been waiting my whole life for

anonymous asked:

I didn't have a tumblr account in 2013, so I have no idea how the fuck a 53-year-old Sci fi show became part of something as cringe as "superwholock". I mean, I watch Sherlock but damn this match makes no sense. Could you explain to me how it happened please???

Honestly? I don’t know exactly.

I was never really a part of SuperWhoLock, and I don’t think I was on here for the origins either, but whenever it was that I did get on here, I was just a passionate Whovian who also watched and liked Sherlock (these days I’m pretty indifferent about Sherlock one way or another, and give as few shits about Supernatural as I ever did).  

BUT, I’m gonna see if I can try and work out/theorise how SuperWhoLock rose and fell, if only to try and make the point that Doctor Who never deserved to be lumped in with it. Feel free to challenge any points I make, because I’m guessing here. 

although, frankly, this idea of cringe culture is kinda snobby and gross. let people like shit, damn, if they’re not hurting anyone or trying to say Supernatural is the best show ever, who gives a fuck, honestly

Firstly, the thing about Doctor Who is that it has been around for literal multiple decades. Almost fifty four years. It has been around since before some of our parents were born. 

Doctor Who fans were around long before the internet was invented. They were here before, and will be here long after everyone has forgotten what the hell Supernatural ever was. Doctor Who fans are now the ones making Doctor Who. They were the ones who, when it got cancelled, created an entire thriving Audio Drama business through the love of it that still existed everywhere, and they are the ones who brought it back and now create it. They’ve never let it die. 

You know why? Why Doctor Who’s endured, and is so passionately loved by so many, and before all this mess wasn’t any more cringy than being into Star Trek? Because it’s good. 

It is a flawed show, of course (always, somehow, in some way, in ways that vary across different eras), but one that is good in a reckless, nonsensical, optimistic way. No matter the ups and downs of its objective quality, it’s never really lost its heart. 

It is a show with a protagonist that uses words/intelligence/compassion over violence to fight, a show that focuses on telling hopeful adventures that can be watched by children and also inform them of some of the harsher aspects of the world in an interesting way.

Also, it’s always been quite progressive. It had the first female drama producer at the BBC, and a gay Indian director. No one wanted it to succeed and it’s a miracle the show ever got off the ground. 

People like to talk about the “screaming Classic companions” but you know what? Fuck that. The Classic ladies were all wonderful, including the biggest screamers. Susan? The Doctor’s granddaughter, genius, with telepathic abilities and a whole lot of heart. Mel? Computer programmer aka fucking smarty pants, who once flipped the Doctor over her shoulder, and was such a genuinely nice person that it was genuinely impressive. Zoe? Adorable 60′s companion who canonically had a higher IQ than the Doctor. 

Doctor Who ladies have been awesome since the beginning, and calling out misogyny from the beginning. 

(It ALSO had errors of its time, especially an Orientalism issue that is pervasive through a lot of older sci-fi, that can’t and shouldn’t be forgotten either. But that’s for the most part irrelevant to this discussion other than the general whiteness which is still obviously a problem albeit one the show is slowly working on.)

The reboot then brought in (some, not enough) queer characters and main characters of colour, etc, and its general diversity has only been getting better and better on that front for the most part, especially in the last couple of years. 

But anyway, how the hell did it get mixed up with the whole SuperWhoLock mess? 

Well, the reboot brought in a whole new generation of fans, and only got bigger and bigger and bigger, and was peaking RIGHT about when Sherlock aired. 

The Doctor Who and Sherlock crossover is easy enough to work out; they had the same headwriter(s), and they’re both about neurodivergent (coded??) genius white guys that theoretically have a kind of unconventional attractiveness to them. You can see how they drew in the same crowd. 

Now, how the hell Supernatural became a part of that, I’ve no idea. I’ve never been a Supernatural fan (even if I did watch the first four and a half seasons once, more or less enjoy them, but also not find them massively interesting). 

But I’m going to assume it’s because it again involved white guys with Big Emotions, that the fans could thirst over, who were undertaking some larger than life shit. 

My theory is that it, at least partly, was the White Male Slash Fandom. 

You know. That group of mostly straight girls who treat shipping conventionally attractive white men like a fetish and a kink to explore, who will ship basically any two CAWM under the sun if they so much as look at each other. I imagine the Johnlock crowd overlapped with the Destiel and Wincest crowd, and Doctor Who, since it had Ten/Simm!Master (and Eleven/Rory to a lesser extent) as well as some nice hetero ships, kind of got dragged along because almost everyone in the Sherlock fandom was probably in the Doctor Who fandom too. 

You can kind of see how it fits. The Supernatural gang and the Team TARDIS are big damn heroes with a lot of heart, while Sherlock fulfilled the ideal levels of pretentiousness that we all go through in our teenage years. 

Of course, then everyone realised that Supernatural kinda sucks because it’s an incredibly white, incredibly male, incredibly STRAIGHT show that just queerbaits its audience and doesn’t know when to call it quits, and so everyone started jumping ship. 

Then everyone looked at Sherlock, either went “this has its issues but it’s still fun”, “this is QUEERBAITING TOO, WHY WONT JOHNLOCK KISS, FUCK MOFFISS”, or “this is also incredibly white, incredibly male, and incredibly straight, so fuck this also”, and that was it for Sherlock and general opinion too. 

(For the record: Johnlock was not queerbait. Johnlock was an expression of Steven Moffat’s own very intimate, but platonic, friendship with Mark Gatiss, and they explicitly told everyone they were not gonna make it gay. And then the toxic ass fandom, deluded out their minds, started sending Gatiss - an actual gay man - abuse about being “an honorary straight” for not making their fetishised fictional relationship canon, at one point literally the day after the Pulse massacre. Seriously. What the fuck. Never speak about it being queerbaiting ever again and leave Mark Gatiss the fuck alone.) 

Now. Doctor Who had meanwhile been dealing with the changeover of the showrunner. 

Series 5 went down pretty well for the most part, but a lot of people had their issues with Series 6 and Series 7. The fandom had kind of gotten too big, for a show this unconventional. To the point of a lot of people not being able to deal with the distinct change from the style of Russell T Davies, because they weren’t really aware of how the show needs to reinvent itself constantly even on a stylistic level. Because they were treating the show like any other show, when one can’t really do that. 

It was all kind of a mess of:

  • very mixed fan reception on Series 6
  • Series 7 being on the weaker side (not as weak as some people who missed the whole point of Clara’s storyline make it out to be, but weak nonetheless, though Moffat has admitted to this and explained it was because he was under so much pressure about the looming 50th anniversary, and like, fuck, fair enough)
  • people being pissed at Moffat for Sherlock shit
  • Russell T Davies having done quite a few things in his era that are questionable from a wider Doctor Who standpoint, which Moffat as the Ultimate Who Fan didn’t go along with, only to then receive hate from people who were convinced that if RTD did something it must be right, because they haven’t seen Classic Who or apparently bothered to do a couple of google searches to educate themselves
  • plus, a few of Moffat’s quotes around 2012ish got taken out of context because he’s a sarcastic little shit who runs his mouth
  • and so people got the idea that Moffat’s a narcissistic misogynist who “loves white men”
  • also people confused “plot hole” with “is going to be explained later” and complained about him having plot holes in series 5-7 when really it’s just that he was waiting to tie up all the loose ends in Matt Smith’s finale episode

Anyway, thus began the popular - to this day! - sentiment of thinking that Moffat is one of the worst things to happen to television, or at least Doctor Who (and Sherlock Holmes). 

And so, that was the “downfall” of Doctor Who and SuperWhoLock, so to speak, as all three shows were written off by the wider Tumblr/nerd community as being incredibly cringy. 

Now, to examine it from today’s view, in light of recent series/opinion about the series/the female Doctor reveal. 

The problem is, the general attitude about Moffat - who don’t get me wrong, is far from a flawless writer, or person - has literally reached the point of mass delusion. It’s very clear that literally thousands of people have a completely fictionalised version of him in their heads. 

How do I know this? I saw someone say that a female Doctor was a “defiance of everything the Moffat era stood for”. 

As in, the same Moffat era that, in the last three seasons:

  • explicitly made the genderfluidity of Time Lords canon (Dark Water/Death In Heaven, World Enough And Time)
  • changed the Master into a woman (Dark Water)
  • had the now female Master refer to becoming a woman as an “upgrade” (The Witch’s Familiar)
  • had a companion’s whole storyline be about “becoming the Doctor” in her own right, with her getting a whole episode of her pretending to be the Doctor, and her flying off in her own TARDIS with a companion of her own in the end of her final episode! (Flatline, Hell Bent)
  • had ANOTHER companion’s storyline end with her immortal space girlfriend at the console of the TARDIS, offering for her to travel through all of time and space with her in a direct parallel to the Nine/Rose offer from the first episode to the reboot (The Doctor Falls, Rose)
  • had a Time Lord regenerate from a white guy to a black lady onscreen just to FINALLY shut up people who said race/gender changes couldn’t happen (Hell Bent)
  • had the Doctor positively reacting to the suggestion that he could be  - or had been - a woman, multiple times (Death In Heaven, World Enough And Time, The Doctor Falls)

Moffat’s era has been statistically proven to have shifted public opinion in favour of a female Doctor (ask @scriptscribbles, if you want proof), thanks to the above. 

Simm!Master:She? Is the future going to be all girl?” 

Twelve: “We can only hope.” 

Also, Moffat wrote Lumley!Doctor in The Curse of Fatal Death in 1999. He’s been pushing for a female Doctor for 18 damn years. 

So, the idea that anyone thinks he’s against it, as opposed to having explicitly worked to help make it happen for years, shows that the general opinion of him is literally a mass fictionalisation/delusion

(It’s just one example, but there are hundreds of others, like how everyone seems to think he thinks of himself as The Greatest Ever and having a huge ego, when he’s literally one of the most self-deprecating people ever, if you watch him in an interview. He’s openly admitted to mistakes he’s made on his time on the show, such as the way he handled the scene at the end of Flesh and Stone, and how Series 7 wasn’t his best because of the pressure he was under about the upcoming 50th anniversary; he is aware of his fallibility.) 

He’s not a perfect person, or writer, and no one knows that better than him. There’s a lot of critical discussions we could have about his writing, and there are a fair few actual problems with it, just as there are in the RTD era, and every damn era of Who that has existed. I’m not saying everybody has to like it, because every era of Doctor Who is down to personal preference, and that’s fine. There are plenty of rational, well-informed people, fans and otherwise, who have their -often sound - reasons for not liking Moffat and/or his era of Who in general. I am friends with some of them. 

But those rational, well-informed people are like, 5% of the people who otherwise make up a sea of loud, ignorant delusion that condemns Doctor Who under Moffat’s direction and downright refuses to acknowledge some of the amazing stuff it’s done in the last few years. 

(Like, Series 10 featured a black lesbian co-lead who got a happy ending, leaving the Moffat era finishing strong on six canonically sapphic women, four of whom are still alive, none of whom died pointlessly or without agency, and three of whom are immortal or close enough, in a time when all other TV sapphics are dropping dead like flies. It also had the Doctor punch a racist in the face and comment on how history is whitewashed, and had an episode slamming capitalism. Plus, the finale canonised that Time Lords don’t view gender the same way, reinforcing canon genderfluid Time Lords.)  

Between his second and third seasons of DW being divisive and/or a bit weak, all the Sherlock shit going down, and the fall of Supernatural, and the issue of people taking RTD Who as the baseline for everything Doctor Who when they really shouldn’t have, anti-Moffat sentiments got so big that masses of people fell off the show, and continue to refuse to acknowledge that he might have done anything worthwhile with it since they left. That he might, as a person, have developed and improved. 

And so, that is potentially how Doctor Who got lumped in with SuperWhoLock, labelled “not progressive”, and considered “cringy” to this day. 

Or at least, that’s my theory, as someone who wasn’t really paying a lot of attention, but knows her Doctor Who. 

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Matthew Daddario Quotes
  • "We call our shoes ‘sneakers,’ right? But they're not really sneaking."
  • "Can't wait till they invent phones with keyboards."
  • "I don't know this guy. He came to hang out so I complimented his hair."
  • "How many artichokes can you eat in one sitting?"
  • "No, go back to my idea!"
  • "Maybe, they'll throw the books out. Just not follow the books anymore."
  • "Hey guys did everyone floss today? You gotta floss every day. Otherwise, your dentist makes you feel bad."
  • "I play piano but I won't call it a talent."
  • "I'm the funniest person in the cast and that's simply because everybody else is so painfully unfunny."
  • "There is literally no memory left in my phone. I took fourteen thousand blue sky photos and I need all of them."
  • "Send him photos of fried chicken and crab cakes."
  • "I have a dentist appt tomorrow. I'm not gonna brush my teeth tonight. Also not going to shower. This is going to be painful for everyone."
  • "You are not trash, you are lovely!"
  • "Don't sign contracts in your blood. It's usually not required by any reputable party."
  • "He's slippin' out his little tongue eating snail treats off the ground."
  • "I will eat anywhere in the house. I'll eat cheese crackers in bed!"
  • "He looks down and sees this wonderful man. He hops down there and smooches that man right on the face. Right in front of everyone."
  • "...it's not fair that he is more handsome than me!!!"
  • "Don't do the hokey pokey around witches."
  • "They're never gonna release the deleted scenes to you guys because they're racy and inappropriate."
  • "This video is going on social media!"
  • "I'm ashamed to admit I lied about the selfies. The phone is 98% cow pictures and I can't delete them. I need a new phone. Forgive me."
  • "Thank god I started sandpapering my feet when I was four."
  • "Is Alec appreciating at an increased rate because of an increase in demand? Or is it the same rate as before."
  • "Note, some alpaca do not appreciate head pats."
  • "If humans lived in barns, we'd be smelly, too."
  • "Had to delete all my cow photos to make room for selfies, so I will say 'I appreciate you, cows.'"
  • "Wow. It's spelled Gollum. Wow. So disappointed. Hiding my own cell phone for the next two weeks."
  • "You're a little kitty cat. Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy kitty cat, kitty cat."
  • "Sometimes when I travel between dimensions, I think, man, I should really buy a sailboat."
  • "If I was running for President, my VP would be a well trained golden retriever."
  • "Who's not going to watch Hamlet in space? I mean, Space Hamlet!"
  • "I just think we should all acknowledge what is awesome about Harry!"
  • "I like eating food after dark."
  • "Generally, people avoid kissing their sister in a healthy life."
  • "If you don't like my zebra leggings, it's because you just don't understand zebra leggings."
  • "I think we should provide more showers for cows."
  • "If I'm having a bad day, I eat pizza."
  • "I hope Google uses the same algorithm to encrypt my email as my pocket does to tie knots with my headphones."
  • "I would own a farm. Not like growing crops but maybe have a few animals like cows, and maybe an alpaca or a llama. I would chop wood all day."
  • "Dog. #dog. Dog. Dog."
  • "Had fun tweeting with/at you guys. Phone is about to die. Gonna go get more double-A batteries."
  • "The jackhammer has been joined by his friend, the concrete saw. Rare that you get two music legends right outside your window like this."
  • "Interdimensional cat smuggling is severely punished. But you can make a killing on the black cat market."
  • "You should just give up on me like I did. So done with me right now I can't even."
  • "What am I fan of? No one's ever asked me this before! Oh man."
  • "I don't know why they say that. I think they're poking fun at me."
  • "Congrats. You deserve that sailboat."
  • "I don't know. I don't have any pet peeve. Yapping little dogs, I guess. Buttons that don't go up right."
  • "Donkeys look like rabbit horses."
  • "Everyone is all, 'follow your heart.' If that worked I'd be watching Shadowhunters in my spaceship."
  • "Am I making this up?"
  • "I don't condone it, but I understand it, and therefore, I will not pass judgment on it."
  • "I can eat a pound of pork rinds."
  • "I am your bird king!"
  • "Baby pigs or baby cows? They're both good options."
  • "I have deleted a single photo from my phone. I have room for one selfie. Living on the edge. If it happens, no second chances."
  • "She gets it at a Shadowhunter tailor where we get all our stuff. Are you serious?"
  • "My cell phone is not the most important thing in my life. It just feels that way."
  • "Kill her immediately. Problem solved."
  • "You're not me? Most people aren't, in my experience."
  • "Man I've spent a whole year talking about sailboats and I could have just jumped on this SHIP."
  • "Reminder not to cite 'game of thrones' as my motivation for getting into politics."
  • "To all the people who threaten to punch me in the face... Do I have to be concerned or is that a love thing?"
  • "Put this on?! Fit it on my body?!"
  • "I’m going to shave today. Nobody will recognize me and I’ll have to reintroduce myself to all my friends."
  • "Don't get me started on this question."
  • "Okay, quick question. What does it mean when someone says they are your 'trash?' Asking for a friend..."
  • "Wait, 'SexyBack' is by Justin Timberlake?"
  • "Everyone's smooching everyone and Alec just wants to do his job. That's why he's the best and deserves a big smooch."
Let's Swayze This Mother

Summary:  You, Dean, Sam and Cas decide to search for Gabriel, it does NOT go as planned.

Characters: Reader, Dean, Sam, Castiel, Gabriel

Word Count: 1931

Warnings: language

A/N:  This is my submission for @ravengirl94 1.5K Challenge.  I had the prompt:  “I make bad decisions when I’m tired.  You’re always tired. Exactly.” which will be bolded in the fic.

Thanks to my MastaBeta @wheresthekillswitch for word checking and so much more!

This may be slightly spoilery if you haven’t seen the season 12 finale.  If you haven’t watched it, keep scrolling.

 

“I can’t believe that he’s been alive the whole time,” Dean says, walking into the bunker library.

You, Sam and Cas are sitting at the far table, books strewn about.  He hands you and Sam a fresh beer before sitting down next to you.

“And you really didn’t know?” Dean asks Cas.

“Didn’t know what?”

“That an angel blade can’t kill an arch angel,” Sam supplies.

“No I did not.”

Cas looks between Dean and Sam as they stare him down.

“So Gabriel’s just been alive and keeping to himself?”

“Well, I can’t say I blame him,” you blurt out.  The three men turn to you in surprise.  “What?  Gabe avoided some major drama.  He didn’t have to play middle man to Lucifer and Chuck or deal with Amara.  I think it was pretty smart.”

“Ok, Y/N’s acceptance of Gabriel’s behavior aside, we need to find him,” Sam says, giving you his signature Sam-face.

“He could definitely help us with the Lucifer, Nephilim, alternate dimension crap,” Dean continues.

“So, how do we find him?” you ask, looking to Cas.

“It will be difficult.  Gabriel is a master at staying hidden if he wants-” Cas starts.

Suddenly the four of you are standing in a dining hall.  Except Dean who’s sitting at the table nearest you, wearing a light pink dress.

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cosmofex  asked:

There's something i've been curious about: How do you come up with the magic-scientific terminology? Because I have previously looked up "claudication" and it turns out it's a medical term for leg cramps which, unless i'm missing steps in the logic chain, doesn't lead to "worldgate" easily. Is it just what sounds nice and sciency or is it based on actual terminology? (also confusing is online dictionaries "use in a sentence" using YW quotes, which don't match meanings, so it's not super helpful)

I really have to find a little time in the next little while to get the new installation of the Errantry Concordance kickstarted. (The old one had to be removed because it was constantly under attack by hackbots of various kinds trying to use it to house links to counterfeit Viagra.) (sigh)

Anyway: Most wizardly terminology in the YW universe is derived either from (broadly) scientific terminology or (more narrowly) medical terminology twisted slightly out of shape and/or subverted to my own purposes. Almost all terms are derived from Latin or Greek roots and assembled in ways consistent with the ways in which scientific terms are formed. (I took Latin in high school because I knew it to be a primary language of science and felt sure I’d be wanting it in college. The Greek came along with that more as a gateway into the ancient classics than anything else, but it too gets used routinely in scientific terminology.) I prefer to use genuine scientific concepts and terms to generate wizardly ones, because (a) I enjoy it and (b) I am lazy. Why waste time and energy making terms up when so many real ones are  lying around just waiting to be used? …But also: wizardly terms constructed using valid scientific usage sound more real. And the more truth you add to a lie, the stronger it gets. :)

Re claudication: The word goes back, originally, to the Latin claudo- root that means to shut or block something up. It also later came to mean a limp or lameness secondary to what was seen in ancient times as a blockage of local blood supply. This is also where the Emperor Claudius got his common appellation, by the way: Claudius is a second name, almost more a nickname than anything else – and too easily translatable as “Gimpy”. He limped from childhood, secondary to a dystonic / movement disorder from which he suffered his whole life and which caused some members of his family (and the public in general) to think of him, and treat him, as if he was mentally deficient – which he definitely was not. (The forensic medical people are still arguing over what was responsible for this disorder: possibly cerebral palsy or a childhood neurological insult via something like infectious encephalitis. See this article for what look like the best conjectures so far.)

…Whatever: where were we? When I was studying nursing, the term claudication was in general use to describe a narrowing or constriction of blood vessels (up to the point of obstruction, anyway, at which point other terminology cuts in). So when I started thinking about the concept of giving wizards a little portable pocket in spacetime, the word “claudication” naturally suggested itself, and “temporospatial” seemed an unavoidable add-on.

Therefore the entry in the Concordance defines claudication as:

A pinching or obstruction in some structure or medium through which another medium is normally meant to pass or flow freely. In wizardly usage, a constriction – normally artificial, but occasionally natural – in the structure of space, or (in the case of temporospatial claudications) of spacetime.

The most frequent casual usage for the term describes a small, “pinched-off” volume of space. Since space is already amenable to this kind of pinching (a much gentler version of which manifests itself as gravity), many wizards use one of these to keep personal belongings in. A claudication can be “hooked to” or associated with a specific mass – usually the wizard’s own body – so that it permanently follows the wizard around and is always within reach.

The definition for temporospatial claudication is a bit more specific:

Any pinching or constriction that affects both a volume of space and a segment of time or timeflow. Usually a temporospatial claudication is artificially induced, but there are occasional incidences of the effect in nature. (Black holes, for example, can sometimes have temporospatial claudications associated with them.)

The term is also used to describe a small pinched-off volume of spacetime kept for wizardly purposes. (SYWTBAW, et al)

So there you have it. Thanks for asking!

anonymous asked:

Hello and thank you for the scenario "bathroom" i've an another scenario: Jungkook offers only a birdhay gift at Jimin. And we know its not only a meal^^

Hey, hey dear Anonie :3

I love your request (even if i have to think much about a good scenario :’’D) So i wrote 3 scenarios for you again, and hope that you like it. If not you can tell me :’)


Jungkook: Happy Birthday, Jiminie-Hyung!
Jimin: My birthday was yesterday, Kookie.
Jungkook: I know. I was just thinking that i have you for me alone, if i congratulate you a day after your birthday.
Jimin: Huh?
Jungkook: Let’s travel to Busan and spend the whole day on the beach, like 2 years ago!
Jimin: We have practice.
Jungkook: Nope. I told our trainer we both have gastro-intestinal disease.
Jimin: Like 2 years ago.
Jungkook: Eh…yeah…

________________

Jungkook: What do you want as birthday present?
Jimin: What?
Jungkook: Birthday present! What do you want?
Jimin: What’s wrong with you?
Jungkook: Huh?
Jimin: You never make gifts.
Jungkook: It’s not true! 
Jimin:….
Jungkook: Okay, it’s true. So what do you want?
Jimin: No matter what?
Jungkook: Yeah.
Jimin: Sure?
Jungkook: Yeah~.
Jimin: I want….nothing. It’s okay. You scared me if you wanna give me a present.
Jungkook: Hyung~, say it! What do you want?
Jimin: A peck.
Jungkook: Oka-, wait, what?
Jimin: The fucking peck, i’ve been asking you for interminably.
Jungkook: I gave you the peck.
Jimin: Ha? When?
Jungkook: As you asked me for a peck.
Jimin: No.
Jungkook: Yes! Okay….i was waiting until you sleep.
Jimin: You- WHAT?
Jungkook:…
Jimin: Kookie?
Jungkook: Hm?
Jimin: I don’t need a present.
Jungkook: HYUNG!
Jimin: I have you, i don’t need a present.
Jungkook: So do you wanna cuddle the whole day in my bad, watch annoying movies and i fondle your neck?
Jimin: Accepted!

________________________________

Jimin: Someday i will celebrate my birthday with the love of my life.
Jungkook: Yeah? 
Jimin: Yeah. I think it would be fantastic. I want to go on a little and cute restaurant, go through the park, holding hands and just be happy.
Jungkook:…
Jimin: Someday.
Jungkook: Sounds nice.
Jimin: What do you want to do on your birthday if you meet the love of your life?
Jungkook: Nothing. Just be by his side.

-at Jimins Birthday-

Jimin: Jungkook! Why do you call me out in the middle of the night?
Jungkook: It’s just 8 at the evening.
Jimin: Okay, but why do you want that i come here?
Jungkook: Let’s walk through the park.
Jimin: Okay…
Jungkook:….
Jimin: Jungkook?
Jungkook: Hm?
Jimin: You holding my hand.
Jungkook: I know.
Jimin:…
Jungkook: I have not found a little and cute restaurant, sorry.
Jimin: Kookie? You make me happy.
Jungkook: Huh?
Jimin: That’s the best birthday present ever. Thank you.
Jungkook: I hope so, because i love you, so you have to be happy.
Jimin: *giggles*
Jungkook: And i have bought you an appartment.
Jimin: WHAT? Why?
Jungkook: Because you don’t want me buy one. And i need privacy with you.
Jimin: JUNGKOOK!
Jungkook: What? I’m an aduldt now!

anonymous asked:

hiiii! i'm a relatively new fan of shinhwa and even if I've watched Shinhwa Broadcast, I'm still wondering about eric's style as a leader? can you tell me stories about how he is as a leader? as well as his relationships with the members? thank you! shinhwa 화이팅!!!!


  Hi~! Welcome to Shinhwa Changjo Orange world :D

Eric’s style in leadership can be summarized by Nelson Mandela’s quote:
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.

Eric is the best leader we could ever ask for! A loyal, reliable, trustworthy, a man of his words.
He has always been supporting Shinhwa from the back since debut. Never been bossy. He always stays away from the limelight, happily giving it to the members. You’ll find him standing quietly in the interviews. So humble & quiet to the extend that many people are still not aware that Eric is the leader of Shinhwa. This is because he is a man with few words and does not stand on the front of the group. His true features of taking care of his people shone brightly as him working behind the scenes.
“Eric isn’t a leader for nothing. His role as the eldest isn’t easy. Instead of standing in front, he has the kind of leadership where he takes care of things by the side. That is what made Shinhwa now” . -Minwoo

Eric is a leader that thinks of Shinhwa before himself. When he earned a large sum of money in commercials, he split up his pay and supported other members who had financial difficulties. When he was dominating CFs, he called the members to his house and gave them bonus money. He’s also filmed CFs originally meant for himself but he got the company to include the rest of the Shinhwa members. During their China gag concert,  there was a whole segment assigned to have Eric as the only guest, but he refused & told the production team that if it wasn’t a SHINHWA segment, he wouldn’t attend. So, Shinhwa as OT6 was casted instead.
When Minwoo had financial difficulty, Eric gathered money from the members to help him out of troubles & gave that sum of money as the members’ birthday present to Minwoo.

Before pursuing any solo activity for himself, Eric will first get the opinions & the agreement of the members. Like what happened with his most recent drama “Discovery Of Love”. And such an attitude of his sets an example of what made it possible for ‘Shinhwa’ to promote separately and together.


A Leader who thinks of “us” before “me” while having solo activities.


When Shinhwa’s contract with SM Entertainment expired, Eric refused to sign a solo contract with a company that offered him a FORTUNE and decided to take the same path with Shinhwa members. He turned down that offer IMMEDIATELY, while others would think about that offer for a month.


“Eric rejected very high solo contract offers to ensure that the group stayed intact.“ To this Eric replied, “My choice wasn’t a sacrifice, it was the best decision I’ve made in my life.”
 Couldn’t he be any more loyal & humble?!!


in 2003, following their contract expiration wz SM, SM wanted to sign wz only some members as solo artists, but Shinhwa & Eric refused & insisted on continuing as a group. Eric took the lead & negotiated wz other agencies alone to choose the best contract for Shinhwa (note that he was only 24 years old back then!). But moving to a new agency needed Shinhwa to gain the rights to their name “Shinhwa”. Eric really went through hell during that period, forking out his own funds to buy Shinhwa out. He even studied law after the contract expiration in order to find a way to continue being active under the same name & went to court against SM. In 2015 Shinhwa finally gained full rights to their name, & the members expressed their gratitude & thanks to Eric as he was the one who struggled the most during the progress.


  In 2004,  A journalist once wrote an article heavily criticizing Shinhwa & blatantly used personal attacks on the Shinhwa members implying that they are failed musicians who try too hard with solo activities. Otherwise laid back, Eric, as the leader, was unable to sit still and made a powerful reply to the reporter on his website, asking for a more meaningful review. That reply of Eric found its way to the official school books in Korea, marking him as the 1st & only artist to have such feat.


Eric & the members :). He is like the big brother to the other members, yet the youngest of them when it comes to playing pranks & joking with his members :). A caring, thoughtful, & dependable big brother whom the members always show their love & gratitude to. 


He always helps his members in their solo careers. Showing ultimate support & encouragement to them & happily agrees to feature in their albums. & always expressing how proud he is as his members doing great in their solos. While staying at home, he keeps on monitoring their performances & giving them very useful feedback & advises. Like what he did recently with Junjin, Wan, Syung.


& what does he gain in return for his massive help & as feat. fees? Pizza or sunglasses :D


  Eric is truly the man of his words. In 2008: “Shinhwa will come back, please wait for us”. in 2012, Shinhwa came back, thanks to Leader Eric who gathered the members again & solved any misunderstandings between the members, in order to keep their promise to the fans.


  Even during games, he keeps his promises.


Not to mention him seizing every chance during his solo activities to mention Shinhwa & the other members, and promote their solo activities as much as he can.


& Just recently, Leader Eric defended Shinhwa’s signature color Orange, which some other group tries to use as their fandom color. Eric made a decent tweet asking other artists to please refrain from using Orange. Then he showed up at Junjin’s fansign event, as a Bodyguard while Jinnie wore Orange. It was like he was conveying to others & to us that “don’t worry, I’m your bodyguard. I’ll protect you with all my might, heart & soul.”, like what he said. Such smart & dependable Leader!


Eric gives an example of no matter how famous you are, you should be always humble & down to earth. Leader Eric always bows 90 degrees to fans & other artists, even to rookies.


He’s indeed the Leader who lives up to his position the best.


Who lives for Shinhwa


Sorry for it being a long reply, but I even tried to make it as short as possible & didn’t even include everything :D. Talking about Leader Eric needs pages :D. & those underlined are links for more details :)

purequeenoftheimpure  asked:

Hi! I really like your analysis of the lords, and I just wanted to ask if you had done one on Ieyasu? I've read fics about him, but really don't know much about him as I haven't done his MS, but I'm kinda curious as fics make him out to be kinda complex. What was he like in the sengoku era? What would he be like in modern times? What would his occupation in modern times be? Sorry if it's too long or bothersome :)

 THANK U I APPRECIATE… though sometimes i’m just rambling like no other out here LMFAOOO

Hm… Y’know, I mention Ieyasu a whole lot, but I don’t think I’ve actually done a proper analysis on him before–which is kind of a bummer, because he’s actually one of my favorites! The fics you’re reading have it right, and I’d argue he’s one of the most complex and layered characters in the game. He’s got quite a bit going on in that past of his and it shows really well that he’s basically a product of his experiences–cruel and distrusting because of the things he has gone through. Of course, that doesn’t excuse all of the horrible things that he does, but it does put a different perspective on the way he is and how that manifests in his personality as of now. He plays a very good villain, too, I’ll tell you that. I also think he’s one of the most consistently written characters, which I can appreciate like no other thank god.

Though while I’ll say he’s one of my favorites, and can also easily admit that he’s also a super polarizing character, too. People either really love him or really hate him, and I get both sides of that–so I think enjoyment of his route and character will really depend on your taste, too.

In terms of what he’s like in the Sengoku era… well, in real life, I’ve seen that he’s been said to have been bold and calculating, and was fairly well-known and respected for those traits. From what I know, he seems like a great warlord and politician–or well, he knew what he was doing, anyway LOL. Knew how to be loyal when necessary and very much waited to come into power… also could be cruel and merciless when he felt like it. A lot of fiction has habit of making him very kind and humble, though I have a feeling that stems from some Edo fanfiction too… (but don’t quote me on that LMAO). 

In the SLBP universe, Ieyasu’s… pretty nasty LMFAO. Easily takes on those cruel and merciless traits mentioned above, and he’s very two-faced all together. His cunning is pretty much unmatched, and he’ll smile his way through everything with every ounce of coldness you could possibly imagine–they even call him a “Lord with a Poison Smile” in game. Almost is as good with keeping up his sadistic streak as he is as kissing ass, and the ruse works well for him. And of course, he doesn’t trust anyone but his retainer, Sakai Tadatsugu, because the world has taught him it’s absolutely foolish. He’s bratty, intelligent, resourceful, and has the worst mouth on him, but you’ll quickly see more sides to him in his own route that execute his loyalty and desires for the softer things in life. MC, as per otome formula, will bring those things out herself LOL. 

Modern times I feel would depend on his upbringing, but since I think he’s more likely to have a more stable life with the average kind of home in modern society, he’d be a lot more toned down. Probably still A Huge Dick, but like… not outright cruel or, y’know, threatening your life all the time LMFAO. I also like to imagine Ieyasu having a better sense of humor here (since he can afford to have one) and though he doesn’t trust easily, he more so has this small, tight knit group of friends than anything else. Still ridiculously smart and resourceful–he would get into trouble all the time if anyone ever believed his Angel Face could cause any harm. I’d call it like… a much more lighthearted version of himself LOL. He’s still mean, though, because who would Ieyasu be at heart, otherwise?

I’ve said once before I could see him as a politician, but… I kind of think he’d be some kind of nerd in the science field. Probably chemistry. LOL

i won’t say it, no no

summary: On his deathbed, Leonard Snart would swear that taking Lisa to see that goddamn Disney movie was the biggest mistake he’d ever made.

notes: i really enjoyed writing this! big thanks to @ruthc93 for letting me cop her idea, i’m a big disney nerd so this work out nicely

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A Ricky Horror Imagine- That's The Fucking Cutest Thing I've Ever Seen *Requested* pretty long but good as hell

~~Your Point of View~~

You and Ricky have been dating for two months today.  You were both really happy together.  To celebrate, you guys were having your first sleepover together.  To be honest, you were never happier in the past 10 yeas.  You were in a bad relationship for a while and plus your best friend died so the past ten years have been hell.  They overdosed on heroin and just suddenly your life seemed empty. And then you met Joe.  Well at first he distracted you and made you happy.  Soon after he showed his true self.  You were abused physically, verbally, and sexually. You always wanted to keep your virginity until marriage.  That obviously didn’t happen.  Joe eventually raped you many of times and would always insult you and he hit you.. a lot.  But after a while of that you met Ricky.  That whole cycle started in high school and you ended up here.  Happier than ever.  Of course you’re still horrified and scarred from losing your best friend and then Joe.  You had nightmares about both of those events practically every night.  You were just hoping it wouldn’t happen tonight.  You found yourself usually waking up screaming from them after they occur in the night.  You don’t want Ricky to see you like that.  Ever since you were fourteen, your life was hell for you and then he came along and made it worth living.  He knows about Joe and your friend.  He promised, and I quote, “If I ever see him I will personally beat the shit out of him and make sure he knows how much a worthless piece of fucking shit he is.  And if he ever tries speaking to you again or even tries to come near you, he will not see another day.  I don’t care how much jail-time it would give me.  We may have only been going out for two months but NOBODY does that to ANYBODY without me doing something about it.” You believed him, you loved him but he doesn’t know that yet. You guys were good friends for a year and you liked him the whole time but now you were in love but you were too scared to tell him and plus you didn’t think he loved you more than a friend yet.  Well, right now you were driving to his house and you were about 10 minutes away so you just turned the music up and danced in your seat a bit.

~~Ricky’s Point Of View~~

(Y/N) was going to be here anytime soon.  I couldn’t wait for her to come over.  Tonight is our two month anniversary and our first sleepover.  We were friends for a while because when we met she just got out of horrible relationship with a guy I don’t even want to think about before I’m too angry to enjoy this night.  But anyway, she makes me so happy, always did.  For a year I was tortured with loving her for so long and she was finally ready two months ago.  That was an awesome day for me.  I was making food right now.  Spaghetti and sauce, she loved that so I thought it was a good idea to make.  In my living room, I made a blanket fort with twinkly lights and a bunch of cool movies she loves.  I got popcorn and a bunch of snacks we both like.  I know (Y/N) and I won’t be having sex for a while, or until we’re married, which I can see me proposing to her. She’s definitely worth the wait.  I feel bad she couldn’t keep her wish but I’m going to pretend she still is a virgin like she wished.  I really love her and I plan on telling her tonight tomorrow.  My thoughts were suddenly and pleasantly interrupted by a knock at the door….

~~Your Point Of View~~

I pulled into his driveway right next to his car.  I grabbed my overnight bag and pillow and walked up to the door and knocked the way I always do.  I thought I heard Ricky running and then a big crash.  It made me jump a bit and then the door opened a few seconds later Ricky opened the door and I smelt spaghetti with sauce, my favorite. “Ricky you made spaghetti with marinara sauce?” He smiled so happily and proudly and nodded.  I gave him a huge hug and kiss on the cheek as I walked inside.

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anonymous asked:

hey could you do 75 with jester & shadowman for the ask ?

75. “You fainted, straight into my arms. You know, if you wanted my attention, you didn’t have to go to such extremes.”


“What happened?” Shadowman groaned. There was something wrong with the ground. It kept moving and it wouldn’t stand still. Also, he was pretty sure the ground was supposed to go below him, but he couldn’t be sure with his head pounding like this.

“You fainted, straight into my arms.” Who was - was that Jester? Where was he? “You know, if you wanted my attention, you didn’t have to go to such extremes.”

Shadowman finally located him, his face floating somewhere below him in the sky; then located the ground, which, yes, was supposed to go beneath him, even though it seemed to be bouncing; then located his memories. And. Hold on.

“You bashed me in the head!”

“Well. Such things happen. Can’t be helped. But you’re okay now!”

Was he? Shadowman was pretty sure he was not okay - unless the earth and the sky were supposed to be trading places like that. And was he … floating? Pretty sure that’s not supposed to happen.

“Wha-? Where -?” He couldn’t keep a straight thought long enough to form actual sentences. What was going on? He vaguely remembered Jester trying to attack someone - assumedly an adult - hopefully an adult - but nailing him in the head. He remembered going down. But he couldn’t remember how he’d gotten here. Or what here was.

“Just hang on, we’ll be alright!” Jester’s voice sounded weird. Strained, like he was carrying something heavy. But that couldn’t be it because Jester never did any physical labor, especially not when there were other kids around to do it for him. And Shadowman was pretty sure they had had other kids with them. At some point. Where were they again?

The night sky - night? what time was it? he couldn’t remember - above them and the ground below them kept trading places, and Shadowman kept floating along. Jester really seemed to be straining with something. Maybe he could help him. Probably not, but it was polite to ask. “Do you need help, Magic Man?”

Jester laughed, though he didn’t seem happy. “Oh, yeah, I could really use your help right now. It’d be nice if your stupid legs decided to actually work.”

His legs? What was wrong with his legs? He couldn’t really feel them, that was for sure. Was that something that should bother him? He got the vague notion that it should, but he was a little more invested in the moon moving around. He thought he remembered that being mostly stationary.

“Almost there.” Jester grunted.

Almost where? He thought he had said that outloud. Jester didn’t answer, though, so probably not. Oops.

After what felt simultaneously like two minutes, an hour, and several days, they must have reached wherever Jester had been talking about because he suddenly laid Shadowman (re: unceremoniously dumped) on the ground. It looked like they were in a building - at least, Shadowman couldn’t see the sky anymore, above or below him, just flat gray expanses he figured for walls and a ceiling. At least the floor had stopped bouncing and he’d stopped floating.

Come to think of it, those things were probably related to Jester carrying him - wait, had Jester been carrying him? The boy weighed maybe ninety pounds soaking wet, how had he even picked him up?

“You’re much easier to carry when you’ve just been knocked silly and you can’t tense up or resist.” Huh. He wasn’t entirely sure he had asked any of his questions out loud, but hey, at least he’d gotten an answer.

“Where -?”

Jester hushed him. He whispered, “You’re someplace safe. I’m leaving you here, and I’m going to keep looking for more kids. We need them now more than ever since we just lost our whole group.”

Shadowman struggled to compute all the different incoming information. Finally, all he could focus on was, “You’re leaving?”

Jester’s face swam into view above him. Good, that’s where that was supposed to be. Jester didn’t look happy, though, he looked … terrified? He wasn’t sure. He couldn’t remember the last time he had seen any real emotion from Jester.

“Yes, I’m leaving. But you’ll be safe here. I promise. No adults will get you, and you can … heal up, or something, I dunno’ what you do with a head injury. Sleep it off? That sounds right.”

He had a head injury? That made a lot of sense. It certainly explained the pain. But, wait a minute, he remembered knowing that before. And, wait a minute! “You hit me in the head!”

Jester sighed. “Yes, I did. Please get over it. It really wasn’t intended and, anyway, I did save your life.”

Yeah, okay, it sure did seem like he had done that. But now he was leaving him. And even worse, Shadowman suddenly remembered something else, something Jester had said earlier:

“Wait. Were you flirting with me!?”


Real talk. I have no idea how to write for Jester or Shadowman. I hope you still like this, though!

Jimin is the Link to the Afterlife?

So BTS’ Epilogue poster is out now:

And the first thing that hit me was the fact that Jimin is the only one that is staring back… and it seems like he’s staring at Jin.

Okay, so you’ll need to read @taetaetown’s theories first (especially this one) to understand what I’m trying to say as most the thinking behind this is based on those.

So most people thought that the fact that it was Jimin looking back was ‘strange’ because he isn’t really a main character in the storyline. As in, Jin, V and Rap Monster seem to be the ‘main characters’ in this whole thing. However, in my opinion, Jimin has definitely been one of the most important characters…

It all started with the ‘Dope’ era. If you read the theory I that linked above, then Alex (I hope you don’t mind me quoting you but I believe in giving credit where credit’s due) mentions that Jin and Rap Monster are the only ones looking at the panel:

Every other member is staring into the camera, except Jimin! Now this always struck out to me from the beginning. What is he looking at?? Rap Monster is smirking (probably because he known what’s about to happen (Alex’s grim reaper/Peter Pan theory)), Jin looks almost apprehensive/cautious (kinda like the way he’s standing in the Epilogue poster, like he doesn’t know whether to go forward or not), all the other members look pretty nonchalant, while Jimin seems to just be staring off into space..

Anyways, Alex also mentions how, by the fact that Jimin is staring back in the poster, is almost like he’s telling Jin to just go into the light with them. And this made me think, Namjoon may be the grim reaper, who is sort of guiding them to the ‘afterlife’ (it would explain why he’s standing back, as if he’s watching them go) but what if Jimin is the one that meets them there?

So think about it:

In the beginning of the RUN video, Rap Monster is about to open the door to the container thing, and then the scene changes to a door opening.

And who opens the door??

Jimin!

Also, when J Hope ‘wakes up’/reaches the after life in the RUN video, who’s standing there, who’s waiting for him (ready to greet him into the afterlife)?

Jimin!

I don’t know if this is supposed to mean anything but yeah… Jimin’s part in the storyline has always interested me for some reason…

- Widzz

idk if anyone even wanted anything like this but i had this idea and it just

from this fic: “Running into one of Hook’s former cremembers had been a blackmail goldmine.”

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scuttlebutt

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They had developed quite the bizarre group of drinking buddies after returning to the Enchanted Forest.

It had started innocuously enough, with him deciding (not entirely altruistically) that Hook shouldn’t be left to drink alone after a long day of endless cleanup, which had absorbed a surprisingly-morose Ruby (who had never wanted to return in the first place and seemed to be constantly looking for someone who, as it was increasingly becoming certain, had gone back to his own world), and then a much-needed breath of fresh air when Robin decided they were all entirely too depressing and should appreciate all the good things they had to drink about, with Leroy as a transient member and Tink showing up every now and then and once he had even caught Robin drinking with Regina (although she’d excused herself and ducked out the moment she’d seen him).

All things considered, he probably shouldn’t have been there at all; there had recently been whispers of a threat, something that had Regina on-edge, and – much as they’d been willing to leave her be – all talk had immediately jumped to finding Emma, since Regina wasn’t confident that her magic alone could fend off whatever she feared was coming.

(Of course, that had perked Hook right up.)

He should have been at the castle, but it was frustrating to stand there in the ruins of his home after dark and he’d needed the fresh air and he was just tired and needed a break, and so here he was, standing at the bar to drink alone the way he’d always looked down on people for doing.

It was at the bar, ordering his drink, that he met him.

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THE SIGNS AS SOKKA QUOTES
  • ARIES: [aang is blindfolded during training] HAAAAAH! SNEAK ATTACK!!
  • TAURUS: [still half-asleep] what's going on? did we get captured again?
  • GEMINI: that woman is crazy! my life will be calm and happy and joyful! [kicks a pebble, it bounces off of a sign and hits him on the head] ow! that doesn't prove anything.
  • CANCER: my first girlfriend turned into the moon.
  • LEO: what? i didn't steal anything! who told you? [points at momo] it was YOU, wasn't it? you ratted me out!
  • VIRGO: i'd like to spend my vacation... [strikes a dramatic pose] at the LIBRARY!!!
  • LIBRA: it looks like long feng is long gone. [laughs to himself] oh, i've been waiting to use that one!
  • SCORPIO: oh what? i'm not good enough to kidnap?
  • SAGITTARIUS: [while hallucinating] drink cactus juice! it'll quench ya! [runs around] nothing's quenchier! [does the worm] it's the quenchiest!
  • CAPRICORN: okay, karma person or thing, whoever's in charge of this stuff... if i can just get out of this situation alive, i will give up meat... and sarcasm. okay? that's all i got. that's pretty much my whole identity. sokka: the meat and sarcasm guy. but i'm willing to be sokka: the veggies and straight-talk fellow. deal? [aang runs into view] aang, thank goodness! have you got any meat?
  • AQUARIUS: [to himself as he chops at ice] i'm just a guy with a boomerang, i didn't ask for all this flying and magic.
  • PISCES: speaking of the third-eyed freak... i think i've come up with a name for him. what do you guys think of... "sparky boom boom man"! [the gang is unimpressed] ... just think about it.

jajalone  asked:

This blog is just what I've been searching for for a looooong time ! ♥ Ok a question : what do you think of the deleted scene " I won't leave you , I won't let you go " ?

Wow! Thank you so much for your incredibly kind compliment and for asking me about this amazing moment between boy and dragon.

I love this deleted scene a lot. I cannot express how much I love it. It shot a whole explosion of feels again through me when I saw it, for Hiccup’s statement is extremely powerful, shows how very much Hiccup is operating on emotion through “Toothless Found”, and depicts to the fullest extent Hiccup’s deep, unconditional love for his dragon.

For “I won’t leave you, I won’t let you go,” is the ultimate declaration of unending loyalty, and we get it in no other line of dialogue between Hiccup and Toothless. Not like this, anyway. Hiccup has not just forgiven Toothless for his father’s death. Hiccup is not just hopeful and desiring for Toothless to return to him. Hiccup is not just begging for Toothless to return to him. Hiccup is one fully willing to sacrifice his own life in the attempt to reforge his relationship with his best friend. When he says, “I won’t leave you, I won’t let you go,” you hear extraordinary desperation cracking through his voice, even as you see him close his eyes and flinch as though waiting for Toothless, who flies closer and opens his mouth, to shoot a plasma blast and end him.

This deleted line is the number one most important line describing the depths of this friendship.

I talk more about this moment with some similar ideas but different words here. So I’ll let you read that and quit yammering about this aspect of the deleted scene.

And go on to say this: There is one thing I actually do not like about the scene, and it’s the fact it breaks up the symbolic progression of camera angles.

Check out what they do in the canon film. I will only talk about some of it… I could really go on a lot longer and pick this scene’s use of visuals apart in greater depth.

But basically.

There are several types of camera views that oscillate in “Toothless Found.” One is Toothless’ visual perspective on Hiccup which morphs from red and blurry to colored and clear. Another angle focuses on Toothless’ eyes themselves as they dilate and contract. A third zooms in on Hiccup’s tearful face and outstretching hand. The last major angle highlights the physical distance between Hiccup and Toothless.

It starts out where Hiccup and Toothless are very far apart from one another in both a physical sense and in a relational sense. Toothless is quite a distance from Hiccup as well as under the full control of the Bewilderbeast. Then Hiccup nears, trying to close the gap between himself and his friend.

Nicely symbolic.

When Hiccup gets closer, we just use the angle on Toothless’ eyes rather than a separate angle showing Hiccup’s outreached hand spanning the distance. We see the hand and Toothless’ eyes together in a single shot. 

It’s around this point “I won’t leave you, I won’t let you go” happens according to the reel.

But we still keep zooming in with the hand and the eye theme in the movie’s final cut of “Toothless Found”. It’s almost exclusively two camera angles now: Hiccup’s face through Toothless’ perspective, and this hand-eye camera angle now. And both of these camera angles are zoomed in very, very close on the characters’ faces.

This is huge visual symbolism about the two of them reuniting and reinstating their friendship. We focus straight in on their eyes, coming closer and closer and closer and closer, until Toothless breaks free from the Bewilderbeast’s control.

This means the sudden side-view camera angle of the deleted scene notably disrupts what the perspectives have previously been doing. The deleted scene thus would have washed away some of the efficacy of those camera angles. It’s at a unique angle that is not seen anywhere else, and it cuts off that effective zoom on Hiccup’s eyes and Toothless’ eye with Hiccup’s hand reaching out to him.

And you just couldn’t have realigned this deleted scene to have one of those other camera angles. For this small moment to be effective where Hiccup desperately grabs onto Toothless, the dragon opens his mouth, and the Viking steels himself and shuts his eyes in the pain of the moment… we need to have that side angle. Otherwise audiences would not see those event details, that body language and what it means.

In that sense, then, the deleted scene is out of place.

Which is a shame, because it’s glorious content-wise through and through.

I would honestly probably rank it as one of my top five How to Train Your Dragon quotes.

So much emotion, so much meaning.

  • Maia: Patience, grasshopper. Good things happen to those who wait.
  • Simon: I always thought it was, 'Good things happen to those who do the wave. No wonder I've been so confused my whole life.
A Very Mary Sue Review: Marked, Chapter Three

If you’ve missed the past posts (or need a refresher since it may have been three months since the last one), here is a link

The gist? People don’t understand Zoey Redbird or her sudden almost-vampire status. No one will never understand. Especially not her stupid stupid-face Mom who dared move on from Zoey’s father to Zoey’s stepfather. 

I hope you’re all ready for this. I just put the kettle on for some tea, and my mom gave me a bunch of tea she picked up on her last business trip, so I know I am.

Yes, I’m almost a quarter of a century old, and my mom still brings me presents from trips.
I’m certainly not going to complain about it.

Moving forward.

At first glance my step-loser, John Heffer,

Oh, come on.
Seriously?
Lizzie McGuire had better insults than this. 

appears to be an okay guy, even normal. (Yes, that’s really his last name- and, sadly, it is also now my mom’s last name. She’s Mrs. Heffer. Can you believe it?

I used to do things like this in my Suefics, and I was so smug because of how clever I thought I was. 

Ah, the folly of youth.

When he and my mom started dating I actually overheard some of my mom’s friends calling him “handsome” and “charming.” At first.

I’m so proud that she put the period inside the quotation marks. Can we just give her one clap for that? Just one. We wouldn’t want it to go to her head.

Every single time someone mentions “handsome” and “charming” in the same sentence as a guy in front of any of the women in my family, someone goes “you know, Ted Bundy was handsome and charming.”

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nataliromanova  asked:

So I've been putting this off for a while because I felt kind of ridiculous, but I'm too curious and I figured you were the go-to person for this. SO. If you don't mind, can you tell me all about Bucky/Nat? I know some things, bits about their history and the like, but it's all pieces here and there. Go wild!!! I kinda want to know it all. I mean you can include panels and everything if you want, I don't mind. Please and thank yoooooouuuuu

So Bucky and Natasha are my comic OTP and I LOVE talking about them because they have a really honest relationship and are so good for each other.  They have been through so much shit, but when they get home and it is just the two of them…they can find solace in knowing there will be no pity, no bullshit…just support.

I’ll start from the beginning…

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