Dear Americans who are worried about watching Class because they heard it got cancelled,
It has not been cancelled. That was a rumor that was confirmed to be untrue by the actors and the writer. BBC has not made a decision on Class’s future. The reason why they haven’t made any decision is because they are waiting to see how the show does in America. If you are wondering when it will be premiering in America, it will be airing on April 15th, right after Doctor Who. I would follow @bbcamerica for more information. The show has not been cancelled. If you are a teenager, I would recommend you watch it. If you’re an adult, I would still recommended that you watch it, but keep in mind that this is a show that takes place at a high school and it’s intended audience is for teenagers, so don’t be surprised if you find some of the lines cheesy (let’s be real guys, every high school based show/movie has its cheesy moments, it’s inescapable).
Sincerely, The Person Who Is Getting Tired Of Hearing The Question Is Class Cancelled.
WE’RE JUST CAVEMEN, hitting on rocks,” says Bruno Mars. “It’s no different—you’re a caveman and you got a rock in front of you, you hit it with a stick to get everybody dancing. This is our time to forget about everything, it’s joy time. So who’s the best at hitting that rock? Who’s going to make the village dance the hardest?”
At a casual glance, you might not know that Mars is one of our superstar cavemen. Pulling up to an upscale Italian restaurant on an anonymous street in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley, alone in a relatively modest Cadillac, he parks in back by the dumpsters to slip in quietly. In contrast to the flashy outfits he wears onstage, he’s dressed in a simple collarless bomber jacket, a white Gucci logo T-shirt and camouflage pants. A small crucifix on a thin chain hangs around his neck.
Went to go see this with @wryhumor today and was quite pleasantly surprised with how fun and emotional this movie was. It’s a slick, fast paced, action movie but has its moments of raw emotion and gut-wrenching realizations. The underlying themes of responsibility and the cost of power made for several heartbreaking scenes.
I was happy to see a fresh take on the Arthurian legend. One that did not focus on any romance but instead on Arthur’s rise from the streets and his gradual acceptance of who he was and what he must do.
The special effects were seamless, though at times things happened with dizzying speed and at a couple of points I was reminded of The Shadow of Mordor. But nothing that hindered my enjoyment of the movie.
I also appreciated the lovely diversity of the cast which included Djimon Hounsou as Bedivere, Tom Wu as George and Kingsley Ben-Adir as Wet Stick. Though I was disappointed that several of the women in the movie were casualties and that there weren’t enough speaking parts for women.
Filed under: #gif #laces out #one of my fave moments in the movie for sure #delicately pulling the lace out of his sleeves #he knows its filthy #but its very dignified #like when he dusts himself off in front of the #children of darkness #refined and dapper even in filthy old lace #and that has to be Daniel’s leather jacket #bc hes not wearing it in the previous shot #and then he is #so i bet it was in the backseat or smtg #lestat #lestat de lioncourt #the vampire lestat
what she means:
I understand the criticism of others and why they wouldn't like it but I personally think Frozen would be a great addition in Kingdom Hearts III. Imagine Elsa exploring the "darkness" and having to fight her powers in addition to fighting the darkness inside of her. Because of her fear of her own self she is more likely to give in to it and her and Anna's relationship can parallel that of Riku and Sora and it would be an interesting dynamic. Also Sora could get the coolest (no pun intended) keyblade design. Also, what about the possibility of Hans working for Maleficent/Xehanort the entire time? That would be an interesting twist to combine the Kingdom Hearts universe with that of the Disney universe established in Frozen. Arendelle would look absolutely fabulous in the new open world engine as well. Idk I mean I know some people are tired of Frozen being everywhere and sure it has its problematic moments but so do all Disney movies and I'm not saying other Disney movies don't deserve representation I just think everyone's being unfairly harsh when it comes to the idea of Frozen being in Kingdom Hearts.
It’s a tie between Heartcatch and Go! Princess, and it says a lot for Go! Princess that for years, I was convinced that nothing would ever come close to matching my love for Heartcatch. Both seasons have everything I want in a Precure series: great characters, solid plots, substantial character development, mascots that aren’t annoying, memorable music, and ohhhhh, those fight scenes.
(And yes, despite my well-documented love for Yayoi/Cure Peace, Joker, and the Bad End Precure, Smile isn’t one of my favorites. As I’ve said many times: Smile has some of the best characters of the entire franchise, but sadly, it’s also saddled with some of the worst plotting and pacing of the entire franchise.)
Favorite All Stars movie?
That’s a tough one. Every All Stars has its moments, but the movies also struggle with how to manage such a large cast of characters, with too many favorites getting overlooked or relegated to bit parts. That said: I think DX 2 is my favorite of the DX trilogy because it has the best balance of all the different elements, New Stage 2 is the most consistent of the NS movies, and out of the two musicals, Haru no Carnival is by far my favorite for committing to comedy rather than trying to rehash what the other movies had done before it.
30: Favorite character overall?
Favorite character, ~miru? Of course, Milk-sama is my favorite ~miru! How could I not choose such a cute, adorable, and perfect lakajslkj.,nmnxxewriowehljkklkkkkkkk-
-SOUNDS OF EXTREME VIOLENCE-
STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM MY KEYBOARD, YOU WRETCHED, LOATHSOME, GODFORSAKEN DEMONSPAWN! HOW DARE YOU TRY TO IMPERSONATE ME ON MY OWN BLOG?!
DRAG YOUR CARCASS BACK INTO YOUR IRON MAIDEN! BACK! BACK, I SAY! THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU!
Ahem. My apologies.
My actual answer should be obvious to anybody who’s followed me at all over the last five years…
It could only be the character who singlehandedly got me into this fandom, who will always be first and foremost among my Precure Waifu, who makes even a series as shoddily-written as Smile worth watching for her presence. Cure Peace / Yayoi Kise is the most precious of my precious baes. I relate to her personality and quirks like you wouldn’t believe, I adore her design, I love her voice actress, and she has some of the best spotlight episodes in her series. Yayoi is one of those characters that feels like she was made with me in mind. I have other favorite Cures, of course: Tsubomi Hanasaki / Cure Blossom, Iona Hikawa / Cure Fortune, Kirara Amanogawa / Cure Twinkle, Towa Akagi / Cure Scarlet, Himari Arisugawa / Cure Custard, and Setsuna Higashi / Cure Passion among them, but Yayoi is special.
And when it comes to favorite Precure characters who aren’t Cures, special mention has to go to the following:
Joker from Smile is still far and away my favorite Precure villain… as evidenced by his prominent role in Shattered Skies. He feels like he was pulled in from a different, much better written, much darker series. Plenty of Precure bad guys are evil, but none of them are as straight-up gleefully sadistic as Joker was. He hits some of the same notes as the other, more famous Joker: he can be funny one moment and pants-shitting terrifying the next, or sometimes both; he taps into a primal fear that most people have (CLOWNS); and he steals every scene he’s in. Hell, not only does he completely outclass the actual Big Bad of the show, but he’s possibly the only Precure villain EVER to never really be beaten, destroyed, or purified/turned good by the Cures. Joker suicided himself to revive Pierrot, and went out giggling like a lunatic. Anti-climactic, maybe, but damned if it wasn’t creepy as hell, and totally fitting for him.
And special mention must go to:
Bad End Precure.
They were tragically short-lived and under-utilized. They had one-note personalities at best. They only got a combined fifteen minutes or so of screen time before being unceremoniously killed off.
But holy goddamn HELL do I love the Bad End Cures. I’ve loved them since I saw the first leaked picture of their concept art. Those costumes. They leave every other team of evil Cures in the dust from a design standpoint. And those fifteen minutes of screentime they got to show their stuff may have been woefully short, but I’m hardly the only one they made an impression on… as evidenced by the insane amount of fan content they’re still producing five years later.
Hell, I loved Bad End Peace’s design in particular so much that I started up an RP blog (VERY NSFW and also inactive, so no links for you) for her on this very site, weeks before her episode even aired. And as a point of personal pride: my interpretation of BEP was so, er, distinctive, that I fooled at least a dozen people unfamiliar with the series into thinking she was actually like that in canon! I think it’s safe to say that despite the liberties I took with her character, some of which Toei would doubtless not approve, I treated her way better than Smile canon ever did. And I got at least a couple people I know into Precure through her, so I owe my favorite sparky, fourth-wall-shattering nymphomaniac that much. XD
If this episode was a stand alone and not part of the series or an action movie, it would be… okay. It certainly has its moments. It gives some thrills. But here are the problems:
This doesn’t feel like a Sherlock Holmes adventure.
This doesn’t feel even like BBC Sherlock.
It isn’t nearly as clever as it thinks it is.
It is completely unemotional. Series 4 achieved something phenomenal and that is that you grow unattached from those characters you loved all these years with a passion. You almost don’t care what will happen to them.
There is zero chemistry between the actors, however weird this might seem to you.
The villain, Eurus, could be a good villain if she wasn’t a member of the Holmes family, which is something that makes the story feel extremely far-fetched and ludicrous.
Some of her evil achievements simply defy logic.
For the possibility of being the last episode of the show, secondary characters have unacceptably little screentime and importance. Ridiculously so.
Molly is used as a part of a game that leaves her tortured and feeling like a fool.
Mrs Hudson dances.
Lestrade appears for milliseconds, although there is a good moment we all expected eventually.
Mycroft’s intelligence is debunked.
There is heteronormativity. LOADS OF IT. Irene Adler is used unnecessarily for that purpose.
Mary Morstan is used in the worst way I can imagine. Total ridiculing of her character and her purpose in the narrative. Her appearance is totally unnecessary.
And now… Jim Moriarty. I am one of the biggest Jim Moriarty fans here, but I ‘d prefer if he never appeared again, now that I saw this episode. Jim Moriarty’s character is abused here because Moftiss wanted to keep TFP “in style”. That’s the only purpose he has in the episode: Andrew Scott offers some of his charisma and style. And this is it. His character is completely one-dimensional, completely lacks the depth of previous series and also lacks that certain awkward emotionality and undefinable fragility that made him such a distinct villain and character. He adds nothing but good looks. His peculiar relationship with Sherlock is unbelievably downplayed. His “association” with Eurus is laughable.
Basically the episode’s sole attempt is to convince that Eurus is the biggest villain that ever walked the earth - and epically fails.
Don’t expect a review about the relationship, friendship, intimacy, love between Sherlock and John - there isn’t any. And I am not talking about romance - there isn’t anything between them. Whatsoever.
The end is unbelievably abrupt. After the case is solved, Sherlock and John barely exchange an “Are you okay?”, “Yeah”.
They’ve been building the redbeard moment for ages; it’s interesting, but all the other flaws of the episode prevail and make it impossible to feel in any way shocked or emotionally engaged in what happened in Sherlock’s childhood. You simply don’t care.
After all the drama, nothing really dramatic happens in TFP. In fact, NOTHING changes after the conclusion of the story and Sherlock never shows any kind of different behaviour after coming to terms with the Redbeard drama.
It is an episode that makes you doubt it was written by the same people who wrote A Study in Pink, The Great Game, The Reichenbach Fall and, personally, even His Last Vow.
You won’t even understand how the resolution of this episode was resolved!!!
There is no plot. It’s just an angry psychotic sister who plays a game so she doesn’t feel alone. Oh,and she’s “too clever” like Mycroft says 617848475 times. Okay.
They tried sadly a lot to make this episode very overwhelming but believe me, it’s surprisingly underwhelming. The Blind Banker has not the thrills and agony you ‘ll see in this and, yet, I prefer to watch TBB anytime over this. Anytime.
This is in no way an episode story which should be the last one. It should be a middle episode and then not a Sherlock one! An utter failure. If there isn’t a DRASTIC change in the BBC broadcast that will re-establish pretty much all the characters and their relationships, then I predict we will all end up denying this series exists and stop at series 3. From there, take BBC Sherlock inside your head and create with your imagination, write, draw, make your own story. I hope I will. Because you’re not going to like this.
After letting the experience~ of Moana sink in for 24 hours, I really love it even more and can’t recommend it enough. It was directed by Ron Clements and John Musker (two of the people behind The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, The Princess and the Frog and others–and the Hercules vibe is STRONG in Maui omg) and this is the first Disney movie I’ve seen in a long time that feels ~Renaissance~ quality. Everything comes together for it.
The animation. I’ve been very vocal about how my art snob ass prefers “traditional” animation, but here the CG felt needed and used beautifully, much as it did in, say, Finding Nemo. I haven’t felt that way about most of the non-Pixar CG movies Disney has released. Moana needed this art form, and it’s stunning here.
Again, I think Moana could have easily flipped Maui into a love interest–in a totally different form, here he’s very much a more troubled Genie type–but as much as I love love stories, it didn’t seem “missing” here. This was totally her movie, Maui was definitely her sidekick, it worked. It felt like a very personal coming of age story for a girl who was too busy–and probably too young!!!! for a gf or bf.
The music. Look, if you set aside “Let It Go” and on a narrative level “Love Is An Open Door” the Frozen soundtrack wasn’t? amazing? Like it was fun don’t get me wrong but I never really understood why people lost their shit over it. Like. Y’all heard that song the trolls sang right? Anyway. Tbh, even The Princess and the Frog had a soundtrack that I wasn’t in love with–it was fun, but not epic~ even tho “Friends On The Other Side” was awesome. Moana is the first Disney soundtrack of the 2000s and 2010s that feels on the level of the 90s movies, tbh. They brought out the big guns for this one, and it worked. It is a very Lin soundtrack. Like, there are Hamilton vibes all over this but not in a way that feels unoriginal or tired. “How Far I’ll Go” is THE “I Want” song for little girls. Or it should be.
Again, this story obviously isn’t about my culture but from an outsider’s perspective it seemed like a beautiful showcase. I mean, how many Americans, white or otherwise, know much about Maui? The whole movie felt like a tribute in a way that, say, Pocohontas tried to be. But without the cringy shit.
The movie isn’t without loss. It’s a story that has its funny moments, but doesn’t dumb things down for kids. (Which I feel is something Disney has been guilty of in the 2000s and 2010s and it BOTHERS ME. Kids don’t need grimdark things let them be kids but–BatB and The Lion King dealt with some pretty dark shit without going overboard and I expect that of the newer movies.) It is very much a feminist movie without beating them over the head with grrrl power. Moana’s ability is never questioned because she’s a girl; her gender is not what holds her back on a cultural level. My point is, the movie deals with things that kids might have to think about; some of those things may make them sad at certain points. But it works.
Go give it all your money I’m tired of ice princesses they aren’t The Worst but Moana is better
how about an enchanted!au (the disney movie where the princess is tricked into a well leading into an alternate dimension and resurfaces in the reality of nyc) where alfred is a prince in a disney movie and bc he refuses to marry a witch she pushes him down a well
and he pops up from under the sewers of london, england, almost gets run over by those humongous and obnoxiously red double decker buses, and falls down a flight of stairs and almost face first into a grumpy englishman with comical eyebrows (and his little clone)(aka his son, peter)(apparently, he’s a single dad)(al doesn’t know what the hell the term “single dad” means because divorce doesn’t exist in the land of fairytales)
and arthur thinks he’s crazy but apparently arthur is crazier because within two weeks he starts feeling awfully attracted to a man who’s seemed to have lost his marbles
Hey Shade? I'm really not doing too good. If you have any fluff or anything on mind you wanted to write.. it would honestly help a lot. I don't have anything in particular on mind, literally anything. If not that's okay! I hope you're doing well tho
i’m so sorry you aren’t doing well anon. if i could give you a hug i would. stay in there, ok? being alive and living day by day is our own acts of revolting and our way of defying those who try to hurt us. stay in there love.
Random fluff headcanons:
Every week or so, the Fakes have movie nights were they all gather on the large couch, half on top of each other, resting against each other under the fluffiest blankets they own. They watch all sorts of movies, mostly classics that Lil J somehow has never seen. Its a surprising moment of calm for the whole crew, just drinking in each other’s company and each other’s warmth. It’s nice. Feels like home.
I’m a firm holder of Geoff being the best cook of the house, but Jeremy is the best baker. You want cookies, cakes, or other assorted sweets? Go ask Jeremy, he makes the most amazing shit.
Sundays are pancake breakfast days. They’re the best. It results in a huge amount of all sorts of different pancakes made. B Team is usually brought in too for pancakes, so the penthouse doubles in people there but its nice. Like a good family gathering, where there’s no racist aunt or homophobic grandpa. A nice gathering of people who all actually enjoy each other’s company.
If Fakehaus is in town, they’ll sometimes join Pancake Sundays too. Well Elyse and whoever she wants to drag with her join in. Fahc always has room for Elyse in their penthouse.
I don’t know if I’ve ever talked about this headcanon, but I love the idea of Jack donating to/half running a LGBT shelter? Like she is too busy to run it herself but she makes sure its the best it can be and makes sure to help out as many lgbt youth as she possibly can.
Idk, just think about how much the Fakes all love each other (whether you prefer it romantic or platonic, there is still so much love between them) and how they all take care of each other, and fuel each other in their mayhem and chaos and just all the loveable criminals.