this makes more sense to me than the actual scene

the dr3 dub is. like. such an Experience I can’t even believe like half of it is official but like

somehow the dub scene of juzo getting outed by junko is.  actually harder to watch than the original was??? mostly because the original was like.  yes it’s about his sexuality but that’s more…subtext…..if that makes sense.  junko didn’t outright make it Obvious that it was about him being gay

but in the dub it’s…like…much more in your face about it….and it feels a lot more mean spirited too idk.  obviously the original was also mean spirited but idk it’s harder for me to watch her outright use the words “staying in the closet” and like… “maybe he’ll be flattered that he’s the man of your dreams” 

i dunno guys smth about it makes me physically sick

andreynikolayevich replied to your post: anyone: marya d and hélène make out in great comet…

I think it’s supposed to be AU versions of them in that scene and not actually their canon selves (explaining why Marya D is even there bc why would she be celebrating Natasha and Anatole’s elopement) but yeah

yea i’m not rly mad at the scene tbh although it’s still like What to me but i think im more bothered by the fandom going w/ it and shipping them? bc other than in an extreme au it would make no sense y’know lmao

@varaenthefallen tagged me in this WIP game:

WIP Game Rules: Go to page 7 of your WIP, count down 7 lines, share 7 sentences, and then tag 7 other writers.

So here’s a bit from the current chapter of Anabasis, some of which people have already seen the notes for. By a bizarre coincidence, that scene ended up on page 7, so here it is in it’s final form.

(Also, I’m doing a little more than 7 lines because it doesn’t make sense otherwise. The actual seven lines start about half-way down.)

“What happened?”

Obi-Wan frowned, but it was Anakin who answered. “Someone offered Boba Fett one million credits to kill you,” he said. “Which is ridiculous. He should have charged at least three million.”

Padmé could only shake her head. She knew him well enough to know that was his idea of a compliment. She also knew it was sincerely meant, which really only made it worse. It was probably best to just ignore it.

“Oh?” said Obi-Wan. He sounded caught somewhere between annoyance and a morbid curiosity. “And how much are you worth, then?”

Padmé watched Anakin open his mouth to answer, and then close it again. Something old and sharp-edged appeared in his eyes, glinting like the stroke of a knife.

“Fifteen thousand Republic credits, roughly,” he said. There was no inflection at all in his voice. “I know it seems like a lot, but I’m a good mechanic, so that makes me more valuable.”

Okay I’ll actually tag some other people this time, but only do it if you want to: @scowlofjustice, @nimblermortal, @grand-duc, @terresdebrume and uh….anybody else on my dash who writes and isn’t writing TFA-related stuff.

You know, I’ve seen some cool stuff about Charles’ “I’m never getting inside that head again,” line, but I think I interpreted it differently than all of you. To me it seemed less like he actually never wanted inside Erik’s head again (though that may also be true) and more that he doesn’t want Erik to know that he doesn’t currently have access to his powers. Which makes sense.

It is interesting that he asks for (er, demands) Erik’s word on this, though. It suggests that he thinks Erik’s word has some power to bind him, except IIRC he goes “Erik, no!” as soon as Erik starts to mess with the guards, so.

Also, thinking about that scene–and the movie, even–is it just me, or does Erik really, really not relate the same way to their relationship that Charles does? I don’t mean–well, obviously, I think they’re mutually in love. But Charles feels betrayed and angry–he still cares about Erik, god knows, but I think he’s bitter about that fact. “That man is a monster.” He obviously doesn’t believe this about Erik completely (and his real gripe comes out on the plane, “You took the things that mean the most to me”), but he wants to. It’s easier than believing that what he had was something real, something true, and it’s gone.

Meanwhile Erik…seems to have missed the memo that it’s gone? He had zero expectation of seeing Charles, but he’s happy to see him, he’s happy to see him walking, he appears to have zero qualms about the notion that Charles might mess with his brain,* the two things he gets mad about are a) Charles failing to protect the other mutants and the way he expresses is seems pretty related to b) Charles hiding! He wants to play chess with Charles! I’d like to say that in the hotel room he’s reluctant to betray Raven, but honestly I’m pretty sure it’s Charles. Especially with Charles all like, “We’ve come for you together, Raven!” He spends the whole goddamn movie calling Charles “old friend.” It’s not that he doesn’t get that Charles is upset–he clearly does–it’s just that as far as I can tell his plans for the future involve 1) Win 2) Make up with Charles.** And I think he’s confident that he can make up with Charles, too. For him, unlike for Charles, the separation is purely political.

*Which suggests to me that the helmet is political rather than personal; it’s not that he objects to Charles in his brain, he just knows that Charles will stop him if he can and so takes steps to avoid this.

**He probably spends his spare time working out exactly how to go about this. ‘Maybe if I make the roses out of metal…’

Thoughts on Batman V Superman (it’s pretty bad)

Originally posted by giphy

SPOILERS BELOW

I went into Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice with low expectations. Like, about as low as they could possibly get.

Critics and creators I respect have said it’s really bad or that it’s so divergent from the characters its based on as to be unrecognizable. Friends I know said it was bad. But even still, my morbid curiosity about it got the better of me. I had to know for myself: Just how bad is this movie?

Worse than I could have imagined, but kinda amusing in its own way.

Originally posted by thecityoftomorrow

Bottom Line:

All the best scenes and dialogue from BvS are shown in its many trailers, and I mean ALL of them. There is NOTHING compelling in this movie that isn’t available online for free. Just watch that over again.

I swear to you, your brain will fill in the rest of the movie with more interesting scenes and ideas than what’s in the actual film. It’ll make more sense, and probably be less insulting and contemptible that what’s on screen in BvS.

Originally posted by selofain

My Initial Reaction:

Moviebob’s vitriolic rant of a review? That wasn’t just hyperbole. This movie is as sour and morose an experience as he described. Almost nothing about its story or its locations is established, character motivations don’t make sense, there’s a bunch of glaring plot holes, and the action is so goofy that it would be schlocky and fun if the characters weren’t so dour and joyless.

This movie is bad when judged on its own merits. It’s a weirdly paced, oddly structured mess that relies more on dream sequences than it does on actual character interaction. It’s a story told by “visual oriented” filmmakers who leave all the character interactions and dialogue feeling awkward or lifeless. It’s a series of well-made trailers/music videos that’ve been horribly stretched into an overlong movie.

This movie is SO much worse as an adaptation of DC Comics superheroes. It utterly misses the point of Superman, and it presents a ‘Dark Knight Returns’ version of Batman but without any of the context or history that made that character great.

For context, I unironically love the character of Superman. 

  • I love Superman as a gay icon. Clark’s dual identity of the mild-mannered reporter VS the bright, colourful, empowered hero is a powerful symbol for being in the closet.
  • I love Superman as an analogy for the world as seen by immigrants to the US: A literal immigrant raised on the virtues of the “American Way”, growing up to embody the absolute best of those virtues as an exemplar to the world.
  • I love that Superman is the perfect combination of “you can’t tell me what to do” childish power fantasy and “I always do the right and moral thing” example for children.
  • I love that, to me and countless others, Superman is a character who makes “doing the right thing” seem cool and empowering. ‘Doing the right thing’ versus ‘being a badass’ is almost never cool in modern fiction, but characters like Superman and The Doctor (Doctor Who) make it seem cool.
  • I love that he’s one of the few superheroes who has a good family that is there for him. A superhero who isn’t motivated by guilt, or tragedy, or a dark past, or destiny, or a tragic fate. Superman chooses to save people. He chooses to be a good man, and that choice is informed by him having parents who love and support him.

Both the Clark Kent and Superman characters in this film are almost sociopathic. Clark’s scenes with Lois make him seem inhuman and imposing, and as Superman he’s every bit the grim, frightening alien that Batman believes him to be. 

He threatens to kill Batman at least twice. I feel like his default inclination is to threaten his enemies with death. He’s a monster! 

That’s a version of the character that is so far removed from my understanding and appreciation of him that it’s completely alienating. Blech! I kinda hate it. 

Originally posted by gameraboy

My Feelings Later:

The movie isn’t all bad. I mean, it’s terrible, but it’s got its moments.

The casting was mostly good. Ben Affleck makes a great Bruce Wayne in the public, for what little we see of him being Bruce Wayne. Henry Cavill definitely looks the part of both Clark Kent and Superman. I want to see way more of Jeremy Irons as Alfred. Irons and Affleck have definitely sold me on the idea of a new solo Batman movie with the two of them.

Gal Gadot steals every scene she’s in as Wonder Woman, which is admittedly only one. Her reveal is so bombastic, she looks like she’s walked out of Snyder’s 300. I’m definitely interested in seeing more.  

The action in the film is so schlocky and weird and dumb, that thinking about it after the fact makes me giggle:

  • Batman apparently has an entirely ‘tire-based’ workout. Lifting tires, smashing tires with sledgehammers, dragging tires on ropes, doing chin ups with tires. It’s the “Bat Tire Workout”, and its goofy as fuck. 
  • There’s a bit where Batman rips a bathroom sink off of a wall and bludgeons Superman in the face with it while shouting. Then he spins Superman around on a rope, smashing him into walls. It’s pure schlock.
  • The President of the US orders a nuclear attack on Doomsday/Superman, but he’s does so via teleconference with all his dialogue shown as shots of a phone on a table. The whole time I’m thinking: “Oh, they elected a phone as a President! President Phone! Lookit the president resting on the table there. You show president phone some respect!”
  • Aquaman looks like a cranky old man barbarian in his brief reveal. He brandishes a trident at a submarine, as if to say “You damn kids, get away from my sunken ship!” 

This movie is so dumb. I kinda loved these goofy bits though.

When it isn’t frustrating or making me mad, I’ll bet BvS is a schlocky bad-movie masterpiece on par with Batman and Robin.

Originally posted by prettyboysbrokenhearts

The Big Takeaway:

Batman V Superman strikes me as a film made by people (Zack Snyder, David Goyer, Chris Terrio) who don’t really have any appreciation for Superman beyond being a messianic figure who can do punching real good.

The filmmakers never show Superman being a “good guy”. The montage of him saving people is framed against scenes of destruction and hopelessness. People literally look up at him in awe and fear while VO of news reports speculate on whether Superman is actually helping people.

Superman, a character often used as an optimistic and positive contrast to Batman’s dark and fear-inspiring presence, is presented in BvS as a psychopath who we’re only told stands for good.

It’s incredibly telling that the only point in the movie where other characters are inspired by Superman are at his funeral, once he’s dead and buried

As if to say “Superman can only be a positive force in people’s lives once he’s gone. He’s only valuable as a hero when we refer to him in the past tense, as a memory. We don’t want to have to deal with him in our movie(s) unless he’s causing destruction”.

Fuck this movie so hard.

I have only seen photos of Emily VanCamp filming one scene for Captain America: Civil War so far and I swear to god, if Sharon Carter is only in the funeral scene or is a stupidly minor character in this movie, I might actually punch someone. In the comics, Sharon is a more prominent character than Peggy, and while I love the MCU’s Peggy Carter with all of my being, Sharon REALLY needs to get her dues. 

Also, Emily VanCamp speaks fluent French and I really want her to use that in the MCU at some point. Why? Not sure. But it makes sense to me. *shrugs*

Basically, I want Sharon Carter to get to be the awesome, badass character she is in the comics. There is really no reason for her not to be.