this scene is actually the best though

The Seventh Wheel: A Case for Black Lion Lance

Alternatively titled: Lance Deserves The World Because He is My Son and I Love Him

Okay, so Shiro’s gone and someone’s gotta fill his big ass shoes. In the toss-up between him, Allura, and Keith, I’m going to be arguing in this post that Lance could be the guy to do it. And, fair warning, this is going to be ridiculously (like, ridiculously) long lmao so here’s the TL;DR right now: I think that a) Lance already shows the character traits of a good leader, and b) there’s a good chance of him becoming one, given his impending character arc. 

It also has a chance of not happening, of course, but who cares?? I already started writing this thing, so:

Alright, let’s begin at the beginning, because that’s always a good place to start.

Lance is first introduced to the audience as the classic loud, arrogant, goofy flirt. The perfect comic relief character. He rescues a guy because his “rival” was gonna do it first and he can’t have that, the first thing he does in the giant robot cat is fart, and he hits on a girl who just fell out of a pod in a magic castle. He’s there to make you laugh.

I can’t imagine anyone looking at a character like that and “You know what? This guy could be a leader.” Allura says it herself in episode 1. The black lion is supposed to be the decisive head of Voltron, a person who’s a natural born leader, who’s in control, and,

Basically, calm, collected, and respected. “A natural born leader.” So, definitely not Lance. Case closed.

But, not really. Because Lance actually is calm and collected. He’s just not respected. He has all the leadership traits– the problem is that he’s not treated as someone who could be a leader.

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Okay so I had this vivid dream…

David Duchovny was explaining in a behind-the-scenes video that there was this thing in season 1 called The Scully Bomb where as a last resort, Mulder would throw Scully at a suspect and quote, “hope for the best.” Fox made them cut all scenes where this happened though, and then Gillian Anderson cut in saying, “If you see any scenes where my hair is out of place for no reason, that’d be because of David throwing me.”

I want to believe this actually happened

Yuri on Ice 2017/02/11 all night event report

I’m back from the event and I’ll write a report before going to sleep, mostly because I’m sure I will not be able to decipher my scribbles when I wake up… It’s not the full talk show since you can’t record it and also I couldn’t possibly write down everything, but I tried to take note of most things, especially stuff that has never been mentioned elsewhere. In the end it became quite long so I guess I was able to get most of the stuff down…

Needless to say it’s my notes, so other people might write about parts I omitted, etc. To be honest quite a few of the things they said especially in the beginning, like what the seiyuu think about their characters, is something I’ve read so many times in interviews that I could almost answer in their place, lol… I was a bit disappointed that one of the questions that was answered is the one about Chris’ mysterious acquaintance, because actually Kubo answered that in Pash already (it’s in the Q&A part I’ll be translating later), and I hoped they would feature questions about stuff that hasn’t been explained yet. Well I guess not everybody reads interviews, but still…

Due to the format of the report you can find my comments here and there, mostly in brackets.
Under the cut because it’s long.

I forgot to mention something important: the ones participating in the talk show were Mitsurou Kubo, Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Yuuri), Junichi Suwabe (Victor), Kouki Uchiyama (Yurio).

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Luna Lovegood, Hogwarts Librarian
  • Adds student publications to the catalog- like zines, club minutes, even notes for classes that haven’t much changed in years (Professor Binns, we’re all looking at you.)
    • Adds MUGGLE PUBLICATIONS to the collection
    • It all started with this one kid and a comic book. They may be Luna’s favorite student, ever. 
  • Recording commentary for quidditch matches so that kids who miss them- due to detentions, studying, or just plain anxiety- can hear how it all happened
  • Recording oral accounts of the battle of Hogwarts. 
    • And then on and back as far as she can get anything for. The war, times before that. Even mundane things. 
    • She finally gets the stories of each of the ghosts hanging out. It eases a lot of muggleborns’ minds to know a little bit about these people who are past but not gone. 
  • Making a book that works something like google- all text of everything in the library is recorded, and by speaking a few key words to the book, it will tell you what book(s) you need, what page, where to find them, etc. It will also say “Listen just ask Professor Longbottom about this, I don’t have anything for you” or “our library doesn’t have anything about why you want to kiss girls, Jane, but Miss Lovegood has actual experience with this, why don’t you ask her?”
    • This book, of course, will tell you that the book you want is in the restricted section. It will still tell you exactly what page you need, though, so there’s none of that “welllllllll, it must be in the restricted section, but I don’t know where……” nonsense. It puts a lot of teachers at ease and helps them sort out students who want to Learn and students who want to get in trouble
  • Changes the charms on books from beating students for doodling in them, to calmly explaining why it’s better that you Not doodle in the 500 year old book that is not Yours, Dear
    • Provides doodling supplies so students have an outlet that isn’t 500 years old
  • Spends holidays painting murals on every wall and the ends of the big shelves. She enlists different teachers for sections that apply to their subjects and hobbies for ideas on what to paint. The history section is legendary for depictions of the giant wars and various scenes from Merlin’s life. 
    • (She also enlists students who don’t have anywhere to go over the winter break. The parties in the library are a secret well kept, but only because these kids who have so little deserve something special)
  • The herbology section is actually draped in various vines that, if you ask nicely, will reshelve books for you. Though everyone agrees that if you want the books back where they really belong, it’s best to water the vines. 
  • The library becomes a place to escape, not just study and/or fear for your life
  • McGonagall has pretty much never been more proud of anyone she’s ever hired
  • Luna and Neville and McGonagall have tea every Thursday
    • And other days in between, but Thursday is a set date

to be honest, i am never going to not love fury road. and i am never going to not love fury road for the exact same reason that i am never going to not love pacific rim: because they are movies that focus uncompromisingly on women and on the stories of women and do not pick at them or highlight their flaws or put them in conflict with other women so that the dudebros in the corner can yell “catfight!” and whistle.

pacific rim doesn’t pass the bechdel test of course, but it is still a movie where i can very readily believe that guillermo del toro asked somebody “do we really need a mildly attractive white boy who isn’t portayed as a sack of shit for the majority of the movie as a protagonist?” and some stuffy hollywood exec informed him that he had to have at least one so he sighed and picked charlie hunnam out of a lineup and informed him that his job was to stand there and look pretty with his shirt off and smile adoringly at rinko kikuchi whenever she was onscreen, which he did fantastically. also idris elba and a narrative centered around a found family featuring a black father and a japanese daughter that culminates in the kind of love so profound that the last words she says to him don’t even need to be translated for a non-japanese-speaking audience.

fury road is a movie that was edited by a woman because george miller literally did not fucking trust a man to do it justice, and even our beloved sad puppy protaganist still has his moment where we all yell at him to just let furiosa and the girls in the truck you miserable bastard you all want the same thing and then they turn an MRA into a feminist willing to die for the cause, and they put naked women on the screen without making me want to curl up inside and die, and killed women to show us how that made other women feel, and brought literal fucking hellfire down on the patriarchy to grind them into rubble. also, ALSO, the only reason this ridiculous fucking plan even worked in the end was because LITERAL CHILDREN and enslaved women lowered the platform and opened the floodgates to water, which is essentially the same as salvation when you live in a post-nuclear desert hellscape run by god-kings who waste thousands of gallons of gasoline just to track down their escaped sex slaves. also actual polynesian actresses in a movie set in australia. also a complete lack of rape scene or discussion of sex, crude or otherwise. also the person who everybody knows is the protag of fury road in the same way everyone knows mako is the protag of pacific rim even though the trailers will do their best to convince the MRAs otherwise is an amputee driven by the same immense boiler of screaming fury that i, as an abuse victim and as a feminist and as someone who has had friends go through way worse shit than i did, feel on a regular basis, and we don’t need to know the full story of what happened; we know that she was kidnapped, we know her mother is dead, we know that it’s probably been twenty years of literal hell for her, and we know that she is not above dying to save four girls who yell at her when she tries to kill someone that has been sent to bring them back to immortan joe.

this is not the wink wink nudge nudge feminism of joss “i quit twitter bc feminists were harassing me” whedon. these are movies that make me feel like they are opening floodgates to stories where megan fox can show up onscreen and be taken seriously instead of objectified, and lucy liu can play any damn character she wants in reboots of stories that used to just be about arrogant white boys, and laverne cox doesn’t have to be asked what her fucking crotch looks like before people can hold a conversation with her.

pacific rim and fury road, as colorful (literally, there is an entire post on this site about modern hollywood and it’s shitty, drained-of-color-to-feel-”gritty” movies) narratives about hope and love, actually make me, a decrepit, sarcastic husk of a human being, 1) cry about two people nodding at each other and touching foreheads, and 2) actually believe that our cinema will one day stop being such a white sausagefest.

movies that can do that are a big deal.

Voltron AU where everything is the same except the Blade of Marmora episode is basically the RING OF FIRE!!! scene from Finding Nemo

Kolivan: Brother Antok, proceed.
Antok: Keith! Newcomer of red and white! You have been called forth to the space between spaces to join us in the fraternal bonds of bladehood!
Keith: … huh?
Thace: We want you in our club, kid.

No one talks about this scene from the ‘03 series even though it’s probably one of the best Royai scenes in existence

Suicide Squad Club Scene

Only those not paying attention / taking it at face value / or looking for something to complain about… actually believe The Joker was pimping out or “giving” Harley to Monster T.

The Joker barely registered Monster T when he sat at the table. He didn’t look at him, shake his hand or say a word (though in the extended version he responds sarcastically). The second Monster T called Harley a ‘bad bitch’, the performance started and he became his best friend. Those who are around Joker a lot, like Frost, will have seen this before, and knew he was dead.

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Why do you think when Joker calls Harley over, and tells her “you belong to him now” she doesn’t even blink twice and just happily sits on his knee? It’s not because she’s used to being given away, it’s because she’s playing along.

Monster T soon understands his mistake and quickly tries to backtrack while keeping calm. But he’s already been backed into a corner. When Joker mimics Monster T with “you don’t want no beef?!” he’s really saying - ‘it’s too late’.

Notice the watches on Harley’s arm. These are obviously murder tokens from the men they have done this to before.

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What you are watching here, is two cats playing with a mouse before they eat it. A mouse that swaggered in thinking it was a dog.

DCEU Joker and Harley seem to operate as a sort of tag team. No whispers, no winks, no signals. They just know. There is no way this Joker who searched for Harley for so long would ‘give her away’. And there is no way the Harley that chased down her Mr J on a motorcycle would leave so easily.

They are King and Queen of Gotham, and they don’t share.

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every westallen scene ever (120/?)

In no particular order

Things I want from The Raven Cycle on screen include but are not limited to~

  •  Wardrobe Department don’t let me down
    (Blue with approximately 153 clips in her hair and outfits that look like she sewed together a full shopping cart’s worth of craft supplies, Gansey in his chartreuse and his boat shoes, most importantly, in AT LEAST one scene Adam has to wear his Coca-Cola shirt and cargo pants he should actually wear them every scene he’s not at school or at an important event boy don’t got money to waste on his casual clothes)

  • I swear I swear I’m not just being thirsty but I feel like the actor who plays Ronan Lynch has to take off his shirt a lot for Maximum Badass Back Tattoo Exposure

  • Badass soundtrack
    (fun fact I don’t listen to EDM I’m not at all familiar with it when they mention it in the books my brain fills in ‘Another Night Another Dream’ no one and nothing can take this from me)

  • Accents !

  • Please please please let the casting directors take the Lynch family resemblance seriously

  • Let !!! Ronan!!! Lynch!!! Curse !!!

  • EARLY PHASES OF PYNCH !!!!!!!!!
    (ridiculous bickering, Gansey in the background just ‘children please can’t we all get along’)

  • (please please please a minimum of one dream sequence where Dream!Ronan is trying to chat up Dream!Adam pleaseeeeeee)

  • aCTUAL SCeNeS OF RONAN SLeePiNG OvER AT St. AgNeS !!!!!!!

  • The Barns just being magical as fuck
    (I was kinda bummed in the books that we didn’t get Ronan and Adam exploring the Barns and having an amazing time. If I ever actually got my lazy ass around to writing a fic I’d want to have Ronan showing Adam around and always being like ‘I haven’t shown you the best part yet’ even though Adam has been there a shitton of times and Ronan has said that every time. Cuz the Barns should have eVERYTHING right? A bunch of magical rivers that are basically like your own waterpark. A badass rope obstacle course high up in the trees. Wild unicorns.)

  • Treat. Noah. Czerny. Right.
Keith and Lance’s relationship is everything.

Oh man oh man. Season 3 gave me the klangst/langst I NEEDED.

Their co-leadership moments showed their give-and-take relationship so beautifully. It was about them working together through their best and worst and keeping each other in check in order to keep Voltron working cohesively.

First, the “hey man” scene. Iconic.

What kills me here is that EVERYONE looks at Lance to comfort Keith. Previously he was just seen as the “goofball” but the team recognizes in this moment that Lance is actually the best person for this. He’s the one closest to Keith on the team right now and knows him better than anyone else, despite being rivals.

BUT even though everyone looks to Lance to comfort Keith, Lance doesn’t look back. His eyes are always on Keith and he  doesn’t need to be prompted or pushed to go to him, it’s just something he knows he needs to do as his boyfriend.

Next, the lion shakeups. Obviously the red lion recognizes something similar in both Keith and Lance that allows them to pilot her.

Because they have such different personalities, the ability for both of them to pilot the red lion speaks volumes not only about their compatibility with the lion, but their compatibility with each other. This is another important point that shows how Keith and Lance balance each other out.

Another one. Keith struggling to lead the team at first. He’s got his eyes set on destroying Lotor’s ship despite the conditions on planet Thayserix and how everyone else is struggling to stick together and communicate.

He literally rejects Pidge’s suggestions to abort mission and does the opposite of what she says when they arrive on Thayserix. The only person that is able to keep him in line is Lance, which we see multiple times especially throughout the first several episodes.

Keith, the self-professed loner, following his personal goals by breaking away from the group, would’ve gotten Voltron torn to shreds to without Lance reeling him in and keeping his priorities straight.

And Lance coming to Keith with his insecurities about being a paladin? Amazing.

Lance needs Keith’s advice and comfort just as much as Keith needed him to shape his leadership style. They have this beautiful yin-and-yang relationship where they’re not afraid to lean on each other when one is feeling lost, confused, scared.

All in all, I think Keith/Lance co-leadership is really good at highlighting their strengths, weaknesses, and parity. I hope to see more them in this dynamic in future seasons!

Muse

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Genre: Smut, fluff, angst (it will contain smut in the next parts)

a/n: The story will have another part. So dont worry, im not cutting you off

Description:Jungkook is a  photography major in collaage. Every girl likes him yet he only has eyes for his camera, until he -even tho he hasnt realized it yet-  finds his muse.

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The Many Faces of Victor Nikiforov - Episode 4

As much as this episode is shown as a journey for Yuuri, it is also very much a journey for Victor as well. We can see him become progressively more comfortable with his surroundings and the people around him as time passes. As always, let’s take a bit of a deeper look into this one as well!


Ahh, savage Victor. We see a lot of him in previous episodes but I’ve held off talking about him until now. In this series, we see various different expressions of anger. Yurio’s explosive anger and Yuuri’s internal anger are shown in contrast to Victor’s which tends to come out more as tight remarks and/or controlled insults (such as comparing Yuuri’s lack of punctuality to waiting on an airline). It’s interesting to note that with the way Victor has been presented to us up until now, this could actually be mistaken as him just having a very snarky personality, but I would argue that it’s more along the lines of how Victor deals with disappointment. Every single time he’s thrown some kind of remark at someone (mostly Yuuri that we’ve seen at this point), it’s after something has been done where the target did not meet Victor’s expectations – things such as being late for practice or being very out of shape after being the one to ask Victor come to Japan to begin with. With that perspective, we can see that Victor isn’t actually a very snarky person at all.

For this second one, I’d actually like to talk about his hair (not his body, though you can enjoy that in this gif too). It’s very, very rare that we see Victor’s entire face exposed like this – even just seeing both eyes isn’t a common occurrence, and in fact, is used for dramatic effect all the time. You could take this to mean a lot but one of the most recognizable meanings is that Victor is being more open, both in seeing around himself as well as others seeing into him. It’s an interesting thing to consider going forward because, combined with camera angles and the expressions we see on him, it’s used as a visual indicator of his mindset all the time.

This third gif may be a flashback to episode 1 but the text narrated over it is key. It explains that Victor both choreographs his own programs and has the music specially composed for them. Basically, what that means is that Victor knows exactly what message his programs are setting out to tell. Therefore, we can deduce that Victor’s lonely Stammi program from episode 1 was created intentionally; he knew that he was skating to a song that shunned the idea of love until discovering a male lover and wanting to run off with them. It was a song of longing and reaching out for another, not just on the meta level where we stand outside the show and talk about what things mean, but in-series as well. And then, Victor sees that exact same program reflected back at him through Yuuri’s viral video… it’s no wonder that was what made the final choice for him to drop his old life and pursue one with Yuuri.

You might not think much of this fourth gif but let’s talk about the scene that it’s in. This is when Victor gives Yuuri advice on how to capture the feeling of love in his programs and his advice is specifically to think of a time when a lover loved him. This piece of advice tells us a lot about Victor’s current perception of love and relationships. He doesn’t say “think of a time when you loved someone” (which would have made more sense to Yuuri since he has loved people before) but instead comes at it from the other side and tells Yuuri to consider when the emotion is directed towards him. For this to be how Victor pulls on the feeling of love means that he’s never truly felt it for another person before. Not romantic love, anyway, which is the topic of this advice. If someone has experienced romantic love for another person before, and truly felt it, I doubt their advice for capturing that feeling would be to “think of how another person loved you”. The short of all that is that through this advice, we can guess that Victor has never truly experienced what it’s like to love another person before. With that knowledge, it gives Victor and Yuuri’s relationship development a whole new angle; that both of them are discovering new ground together.

This fifth gif brings us back to the topic of anger. I mentioned before that Victor’s anger tends to come out in cutting remarks, but what I failed to mention was how well Victor actually controls his anger normally. The expressions of it that we do see are almost always highly controlled. Victor never gets physical, he never yells, he never has any kind of large, uncontrolled outburst of emotion – even when he’s upset, he’s still thinking. We can see it very clearly demonstrated in this scene; even though Victor is mad that Yuuri is running away from all of his attempts to work out the problem, Victor still thinks it through and figures out what the best way to get Yuuri to open up is. He doesn’t throw any kind of tantrum and he doesn’t guilt Yuuri, he just takes him off to a secluded location away from the rink (he does mention much later that getting away from the ice is what helps him process things) to have a calm heart-to-heart and figure out what the issue is/how to solve it.

The beach scene. There’s just so much that can be said about this scene. Let’s just start by looking at it from Victor’s perspective – he begins the conversation by opening up about being lonely and homesick. He isn’t just saying these things as a gateway to get Yuuri to open up; these are things Victor genuinely feels. As he says, he never expected to leave St. Petersburg, and he’s been acutely experiencing the saying “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone”. Yuuri mentions that Victor meets him where he is but Yuuri excludes mentioning that that goes two ways – Victor has also been met where he is. We see this very clearly in the next portion of the scene, where Victor is asking Yuuri what mask he should wear and Yuuri tells him none; that Victor just needs to be himself and not put on a façade. For Victor, who has always felt the need to put up a different front for everyone he deals with in every aspect of his life, this is a completely novel concept that encompasses a great part of his character development and growing comfort with Yuuri in the following months.

For this seventh gif, let’s talk about stamina. Seeing Victor tired like this brings a couple things to light – via contrast, it shows us that Yuuri truly does have incredible stamina, and through height/stance differences, it positions Victor in a way that show that he is just as human as Yuuri. You might think “but we know this” towards the notion that Victor isn’t actually a skating god (or any kind of god at all), but since the story up until this point has been told from Yuuri’s perspective – and he has though that – it’s leaked into our perception of Victor as well. Try to imagine Victor falling on a jump the way we see all the other skaters do. It’s still hard, isn’t it? Through seeing Victor worn out like this, it brings him down to the same level as the others; that Victor isn’t infallible and that he does have a limit to his skating just as everyone else does. And then Yuuri goes and pops both the figurative and literal bubble that surrounds Victor by poking the crown of his head and bringing him down to earth (or, in this case, ice).

For this eighth gif, let’s talk about how Victor makes it a point to work as a team with his student, rather than acting as an overbearing coach that insists on making all the decisions. Victor never tries to force ideas onto Yuuri, he always asks what Yuuri thinks and accepts if that really doesn’t work for him. But that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t challenge Yuuri, he takes all of his opinions into considering but also pushes Yuuri outside of his normal comfort zone. A couple examples of this are Victor back-loading Yuuri’s short program’s jumps all into the second half (which wasn’t something Yuuri had ever done before even though he could realistically manage it with his stamina) and insisting that Yuuri pick the music for and choreograph his own free skate. Victor and Yuuri actually work very well as a cohesive unit, as not just one or the other makes all the decisions.

The topic for this second to last one is casual comfort through touch. Victor has learned since Onsen on Ice that Yuuri takes comfort in touch when he’s upset. That they’re comfortable enough to reach out and do this now shows off both their closeness as well as their familiarity with each other’s cues. Victor was able to sense without Yuuri telling him that he was upset and reached out to comfort him on his own. Victor is learning to read Yuuri without the use of words and Yuuri is learning to accept the comfort that Victor attempts to provide in return. Truly an example of meeting halfway!

For this last one, past the clear beauty that is normal Victor, let’s look at his smile. There is genuine approval and happiness here. That may sound obvious, but what I mean is that Victor is not faking. He’s genuinely proud of Yuuri’s accomplishments even though they aren’t Victor’s own. This serves to destroy any connotations that others make that Victor is in this for purely selfish purposes. He does care whether Yuuri succeeds or not. If he didn’t then I’m sure he would have had a much more lukewarm reaction than this to a moment that they both know the importance of.


Writing short, what’s that? Don’t know them! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed these small meta snippets and you can look forward to episode 5 where we finally get to see Victor existing around competition again (and looking snazzy in a suit)! See you next week!

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Bonus because I just can’t pass up sharing this beautiful scene:

mind over matter

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neighbors to lover au

⇢ pairing: jaebum | reader

⇢ genre: fluff + slight angst + sexual themes

⇢ word count: 9.704

description: as it turns out your cat loves your neighbors apartment more than yours. consequently it happens to belong to the new neighbor dude that’s stuck comforting you after a measly break-up.

author’s note: born out of this request, and the sheer need to read a neighbor au fic haha, plus this gif is amazing and inspired me lmao. i hope you enjoy it anon! i really hope i did this justice!!


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Facts about HTTYD you probably didn’t know

1.  Toothless is actually the first character to be seen in the movie. His silhouette is seen flying through the star-filled night sky during the DreamWorks intro.

2.  In the book, Toothless is a little iguana sized dragon much like the Terrible Terror. The directors changed this as they wanted a dragon Hiccup would be able to climb on to and that would have a design helping it emote better.

3.  The sounds Toothless produces along with his behavior and personality were inspired by cats, dogs, and horses.

4.  Toothless’s design resembles Stitch’s from the Lilo and Stitch movie. This can be attributed to the fact that both directors for HTTYD also directed Lilo and Stitch.

5.  At one time, one of Toothless’s animator stuck a ball of duct-tape on his own cat’s tail for reference which ended up perfect for the shot in The Gift of the Night Fury where Toothless tried to shake his new tail off.

6.  Animators had to attend “flight school” during production. It is a legitimate program in which they would study flight physics and movements of different creatures for realism. After graduation, they each even received a diploma.

7.  Throughout the film, Hiccup vehemently declares he can’t kill dragons while the other Vikings boast about all the dragons they’ve killed. Ironically, Hiccup is the only Viking we actually see kill a dragon in the whole movie.

8.  HTTYD features lots for beards and fur. Not only are beards tough to rig but designing them is also tricky. Stoick’s beard alone took months to make.

9.  John Powell’s amazing score for the movie was nominated for an Academy Award. The song “Romantic Flight” was actually played during this year’s Oscars, introducing Jamie Foxx and Jessica Biel on the stage to present the Best Original Score category.

10.  In their efforts at giving HTTYD a more epic and cinematic feel, the filmmakers turned to eight-time Oscar nominee Roger Deakins (Skyfall, Prisoners, The Shawshank Redemption) to help with the movie’s visuals.

11.  One of the focus groups used to preview the film was so moved by the ending scene, they insisted the directors keep their decision to make Hiccup an amputee as they connected with it and though it was daring. A kid among the group said “It was sad because Hiccup lost something but then he gained so much more”.

12.  Astrid’s character isn’t in the original book. She was created especially for the movie.

13.  Dragons had their own language in the original books. Early on, the team decided they should only communicate physically so they’d feel more animal-like.

14.  The eye opening as Toothless’s wing passes by was an accident in the animation process. The filmmakers kept it because it looked creepy and very fitting.

15.  When Hiccup reads the Dragon Manual, the writings in it are actually in plain English cryptographed into runes.

16.  Before Toothless brings Hiccup and Astrid to the dragon’s nest, we get several shots of other dragons. Pay attention to one shot of a Monstrous Nightmare; it can be seen holding Gloria, the hippo from Madagascar. (Confirmed on the DVD’s commentary)

17.  When it came out in theaters, HTTYD was praised for its use of 3D during the flying sequences which some people claim was on par with or better than Avatar’s which came out around the same time.

FY FAEN

Today was the first time I cried watching a skam clip because I related so much from the moment sana was/felt left out by everybody on the tram it was so familiar it was a scene I was used her friends just ignored and didn’t even try to include her in their fun. It was heartbreaking to see sana like that.

The conversation with her mom i straight up bawled because it was a conversation I both had with my siblings and with mother. When I started high school I had no muslim friends because I couldn’t connect with anyone because  I was the only muslim girl in my Latin class and the only time I saw other muslims was during Islam class which two hours a week

so most of my friends were white and usually atheists and even when they called me one of their best friends it took a lot of time before they actually (the majority) took me into account regarding parties, food, drinking and boys but seeing sana struggle with having a majority of white friends is such real struggle for muslim girls the constant issue of trying to adapt even though if took a little bit of consideration this shouldn’t be an issue at all

the prayer scene left me a mess honestly I have tears in my eyes while typing this. Sana preforming the wudhu was so raw and real, her not trying to get dirty while trying to get to do bedroom to pray. Sana looking for the way to pray with on her compas on her phone was such a relatable moment even though I try to pray at home as much as possible BUT SEEING SANA ACTUALLY PRAY HEARING THE MUSIC FADE AWAY HER MOUTHING THE SURAH WE HEAR IT WITH A FAINT VOICE WAS SUCH A POWERFUL MOMENT I never saw something like this on tv I honestly don’t know how to breath I never expected seeing sana actually pray even though I kept wishing for it with @imansmeskinis about it I am very grateful to actually see this

Sweet Tooth (To Kill a Macaroon)

Summary: Your best friend is Natasha Romanoff, and she’s known to break hearts of many admirers in her wake. When you start working at a local bakery with a blue-eyed baker who has fallen for her, you do what it takes to make sure they both get the sugary-filled romance they deserve. However, things get a little complicated when your own feelings get in the way.  

Pairing: Baker!Bucky Barnes x Reader AU

Word Count: 1,105

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A/N: For @theassetseyeliner ‘s writing challenge. Thank you all so much for the love and support for the first part of this series. You all have rendered me speechless with your wonderful messages and comments. You guys are the best :)

Originally posted by perksofbeinganavengers

“I hate you”

“You don’t hate me.”

“How can you be so sure?”

“Because you haven’t kicked me out of your apartment yet.”

You groan dramatically as you let yourself fall on the bed, your eyes staring up at the ceiling. “I still can’t believe you volunteered me to work at the bakery,” you mumble under your breath. Thanks to Natasha boasting about your love of baking, you find yourself earning a job at Barnes’ Bakery as a baker assistant. Quite honestly, you feel stressed since you need to juggle between college and work now, something you’re not prepared for.

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anonymous asked:

as others will probably say, the bonding moment was the first "hmm." moment i had with klance. i actually began shipping them by the time the elevator scene rolled around just bc i'm a huge fan of tropes and the elevator trope is super common for couples with communication issues so it sorta validated the ship for me. but the moment i truly fell in love with klance was the "i got you buddy!" moment. after that moment i was absolutely sold and i'm a firm believer in canon romantic klance.

OOOH THE ELEVATOR MOMENT AND “I GOT YOU BUDDY”

TWO MORE EXCELLENT SCENES

So Hide asked Marude if they should go see a specialist

And while it could be Kanou or maybe even Eto who knows I wonder if Hide is actually gonna get Tsukiyama and Touka as his fellow experts on Kaneki.

This is because Tsukiyama, Touka, and Hide knew Kaneki very closely at different points of his life. Hide knew Kaneki as a human, they were best friends for years, and Hide knows everyone of his little habits

Yet, even though Kaneki shut him out of his life he still cared enough to keep tabes and work behind the scenes to keep him save. Hide made the call on Aogiri so he could escape, he worked for the CCG to keep tabs and find out what happened to him as he knew he was a ghoul, he let Kaneki eat him, probably had something to do with Arima sparing him. Even now he made a humans against the CCG, to expose the Washuu and V.

Touka knew Kaneki the shy half ghoul, haise to a degree, and the current Kaneki. She has cared for him through every change as like Hide Kaneki cut himself from her life. Touka understands his mindset on his humanity, and some of his other habits.Touka has been the driving force in a lot of the decisions he has made in the series his decision to dip his toes into the ghoul world, his desire to go back to Anteiku, him even leaving Anteiku was to try to keep her safe from Aogiri, him turning into the dragon was in a last ditch attempt to save her

Tsukiyama knows post Aogiri Kaneki the most as he was the one he spent the most time with him. Tsukiyama cares about Kaneki a lot, and spent most of his time with him trying to convince him to not make dumb decisions yet stand by him. Yet, to me on of the most important moments between Tsukiyama and Kaneki was after Kaneki hurt Banjou and reminded him that he wasn’t a terrible person for making that mistake, all while giving him books.

The three things that Hide, Touka, and Tsukiyama is that they all love and care about Kaneki and really put in an effort to show him. They also hold a great influence over the things that he has done in the series whether big or small. They are also the aces along with Kaneki, which shows their importance to him.

Yet, the most telling reason why they might be the experts or at least all end up trying to save Kaneki is that they are the only people who see him and not the monster. Tsukiyama and Touka in particular are shown to know right away that the monster is Kaneki

Which is juxtaposed in such a way that highlights how they really care for Kaneki, as people who are friends with Kaneki or close like Nishiki, and Saiko can’t see him as anything more then the thing destroying the city

Then it goes to Hide who says he has a plan, I just think the way that he highlighted it that Hide, Tsukiyama, and Touka are the only people who can bring Kaneki back to himself as they know him best, thus being the experts on how to handle this situation.

THOR: RAGNAROK- THE PERFECT ENDING

I know most of you have probably seen Thor: Ragnarok by now, but for those of you that haven’t, you should probably go see it while you still can!

I have to say, this is by far, the best Thor movie I’ve seen. And if it happens to be the last, well, I don’t mind (brb crying in a corner). But really. If this is the last Thor movie, it would serve as the perfect ending to the franchise.

I have always been a fan of Thor. No, it’s not because of Chris Hemsworth’s drool- worthy everything. It might be partly because of Tom Hiddleston, but mostly, mostly, it was actually my love for mythologies that made me appreciate it. As a lover of literature, mythologies have always been my favourite. And there’s so little about Norse mythology, that I was glad it got a chance to be made into such a spectacular, phenomenal movie, starring such talented actors.

With that being said, let’s delve into everything there is to love and look forward to when it comes to Thor.

(Warning: as always, spoilers ahead)

1. THE HUMOR

I did read an article stating that Tom Hiddleston admitted this would be the funniest Thor ever (I am using a lot of superlatives, I know. It’s just that great!)

And well, he wasn’t lying.

See, Chris Hemsworth is this unfairly, annoyingly perfect human being. I mean, he looks like a god, he can act, he can sing, he is a great dad to his kids, and it turns out, he can be funny. Countless interviews and even that little segment he did where Thor was taking a break with Darryl (see youtube video here, if you haven’t already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_mizUMlvUc)

So yeah, the beginning of the movie already had me laughing. (*spoiler content*) Thor was trapped in a cage talking to a skeleton I was like “wtf?” But what did it for me was when he was being interrogated by that fiery dude (don’t know how to spell his name) and he was swinging on the chain Oh.My.God. You would have to have watched it to understand.

The chain was rotating him around and every time he had his back to the evil dude, he would be like “Hold on.” And “I swear to God, I’m not doing this. It’s doing this on its own.” And it turns out, a lot of it was improvised. So bless you, Chris Hemsworth for your near perfection and humor.

 Of course, Tom Hiddleston also had his funny moments. One was when he was kidnapped by the great wizard, Dr. Strange. When he came out of the portal, he was like, “I’ve been falling for thirty minutes!” And I’m sure we’ve all seen the clip where Hela goes “Kneel.” And Loki is just like, “who dafuq does this bitch thinks she is? That’s my line!”

Also, ALSO! When Hulk comes out- Loki’s reaction is just pricless- omfg! You guys, you have got to love Tom Hiddleston for all the sass and attitude and facial expressions he can fit in Loki’s character.

2. THE CAST

Thor brings back familiar faces like Loki, Heimdall and *surprise, surprise* Odin. We even get a scene of Volstagg and Fandral there. But, we also have a slew of new characters. One, being Surtur (big, fiery dude I was talking about.) We also have big, bad Hela. And of course, Valkyrie.

Before we talk about the new characters, let’s talk about the old ones.

Loki. Loki. Loki. He has got to be my most favourite villain of all time. At the beginning of the movie, he is living it up as Odin and even builds a statue of himself. Of course, Thor (even though he isn’t the smartest Avenger) eventually figures it out. They have a somewhat happy reunion, before Thor asks for Odin.

Odin has been on Earth for some time, stripped of his power. He ends up in Norway (big nod to Norse mythology right there) and ends up dying in a sprinkle of golden little lights. Before he dies, he is somewhat able to explain about Hela ( who we’ll talk about later). But Odin, being Odin, he doesn’t stay dead and still appears to Thor in somewhat weird and creepy visions, and he’s sassy too. He goes like “Are you the god of hammers?” Well, excuse you All Father

Volstagg and Fandral. This is the part I do not like of the film. They were such lovable, lovable characters and Hela killed them without blinking. Like wtf? They survived this long only to die like that? WHY MARVEL? WHYYYYY. I mean, Pietro’s death is still fresh!!!

Heimdall. Our watcher has turned into some sort of Asgardian vigilante. He’s running from the law after what he did in Thor: The Dark World, but he also keeps the citizens of Asgard safe while Loki and Thor are stuck on the other side of the universe. Good job, Heimdall! You deserve a raise.

And now *drum roll*

THE BIG BAD. Hela. She is this combination of deadly (ugh duh goddess of death), jealous and powerful. Not really great for Thor, whose hammer is also destroyed by her. And to top it all off, she is the first born, not him. Ouch. Talk about living a lie. See, Cate Blanchett does a great job of playing this death goddess who revels in destruction and killing, but I think it’s the way that Hela is written that doesn’t really do it for me. She’s just so full of hate and wants to take over the nine realms. She is evil to the core, and so, there’s not much going on besides her being a powerful enemy. Sadly, compared to Loki and other villains, her character falls flat. I mean, even Ultron- who was a robot- had some twisted reasoning to all his evilness. At least she had a dog. I want one. All that aside, Cate Blanchett is still gorgeous and talented and I love her!

Valkyrie. I was impressed with her fighting skills, and even though she was drunk, she still won. Way to go, girl! She also feels a lot like a female Thor to me, and maybe that’s why they’ll end up together? I don’t know, but I think that’s where Marvel’s heading with these two, especially since Thor and Jane broke up. (Ikr! Just like that?! After everything that happened in The Dark World?) Still, in the comics, they did get together at times, so it’s not that surprising if the writers go there.

Surtur. Big, bad fiery dude. And when I say big, I do mean big. He is prophesised to destroy Asgard and bring about Ragnarok, when he grows to be as big as a mountain. See, but I’m not telling you if he succeeds. That, you’ll have to see in the movie.

3. THE BROMANCE IS REAL

The thing I’ve always loved about Thor movies is the relationship between Loki and Thor. It’s so real and raw and funny. They really capture how siblings act irl. At least, that’s how me and my brother are. I just assume most people can relate. I love how Thor has finally, finally learned, that Loki will always try to get the best of him. I also love how Loki will come to his brother’s aid no matter their differences. In the end of the movie, when Thor is sitting in his “throne”, I’m happy to see Loki standing there beside him. And that scene in the room! Where Thor was like “If you were here, I might actually give you a hug” and Loki catches whatever Thor throws at him because he is there! WAHHHH MY FANGIRL HEART

4. THOR’S TRUE POWER

Even though Odin could’ve put it nicely instead of being like “Are you the god of hammers?” (see now, I know where Loki gets all his sass from. It wasn’t spending all that time with Frigga) It’s true that Thor’s power doesn’t come from the hammer. Still, Mjolnir was a character all on it’s own. I’m gonna miss that hammer. My most favourite parts of the movie were when Thor used his powers without the hammer. It was so cool seeing his eyes go all blue and lightning just zapping off his body. His fight scene with the Hulk was e.p.i.c. EPIC. 

He would’ve won if it wasn’t for that cheating Grandmaster! Seriously, dude? And then Thor also zaps Hela with a hella big blast and she flies out the window. DAMN. DAMN BRO. Thor kicks ass without that hammer. I wonder if it’ll be like that in Infinity Wars and what the reactions of his fellow Avengers might be. *insert smirk*

There were other great parts of the movie- the other gladiators wanting a revolution, Korg (omg Korg, I love him. And the fact that he is voiced by the director makes it even funnier). And the end credits! Goosebumps! I love Thor. I really wish this wasn’t the last movie. But right now, I’m really, reallyyyy looking forward to Infinity Wars.