I was rereading bnha when, in the prologue of the Bakugou rescue arc,this time I noticed a very interesting (and very cute) detail:
While I was rereading this scene, I didn’t understand first what Ochako was implying with this, but soon enough I noticed this:
In short, Ochako took off her shirt, tore it apart and with it she practically made a first-aid treatment for Deku’s arms!! She wanted at last that Deku, who was very badly injured, would be able to move a bit more freely feeling less pain……When I noticed this detail I was just sooo happy because she, who was pretty aware that Deku was very gravely injured, did not stop him (like instead everybody else was wishing for Deku), but on the contrary, she did on him a first-aid treatment in order to make it possible for him to go with the others to save Bakugou! She KNEW very well that Deku would have done EVERYTHING to save someone, so she did the only thing possible to help him, i.e. grant him movements feeling less pain!
What I like of this scene so much is that this is just another tangible proof that Ochako and Deku really have understood each other’s nature very well; Ochako obviously wanted Deku to not risk any other injury, but she just knew that nothing could have stopped Deku from saving his friend, and what makes me happier is that she was the only one in the group to help him in this way!
Ok, someone could say that she would have done this for everyone, but this doesn’t change the fact that I really love how a little detail like this could point out so effectively their mutual understanding friendship, I’m really grateful to Horikoshi sensei for this because….it’s just so important to be blessed with true understanding and acceptance in friendship relationships, that’s why I really love this scene so much.
I just wanted to share this (especially with my fellow IzuOcha shippers!!).
How do you get into the character you are portraying?
I don’t have a set way of getting into a character. I find it is important to run scenes with another person before performing. I’m really lucky because my fiancé Layla Alizada is also an actress, so we get to coach each other on every part we play. Other than that, I make sure to read the script over and over and over. That’s the biggest part for me. I go into most scenes knowing the other lines almost as well as I know my own. Kind of helps me be able to let it all go and just trust. It’s like a cheat code. A trick that helps me be ok with just being there and listening. That might be the most important aspect of the whole process for me. Doing the work with the goal of allowing myself to let it go and just be present.
Ok so Zeref got a lot of information on his backstory and motivation. When am I gonna get my part? I'm the second most important antagonist.
Ehhh... I'm not gonna put your backstory in the manga.
Yeah, I can't really make it work...
Can't you just... have me mention it in my final fight or something?
Noo... you see, I'm gonna put your motivation in this new movie we're making
Oh cool. So like it's gonna play a big role in the plot of the movie?
Well, kinda but not really we're only showing it a post-credits scene
What? That's bullshit! Ugh, I hope it's at least a good one..
Ok so let me give you a run-down: You arrive at what's later going to be called Crocus and you see a litte girl being attacked by dragons. It looks like she died but she isn't really dead. And then you decide to start killing all the dragons.
What? I was fighting in a war, I probably saw hundreds of little children get injured or actually die! This doesn't make any sense. Why couldn't I have started killing dragons because of, i don't know, a flawed ideology or the belief that all dragons have the potential to be evil. Or just plain revenge for my probably dead parents?
Nah, little girl it is. Btw the movie is just a cheap rehash of that other movie except there's more ship pandering in it.
......Suddenly that time-lapse doesn't seem like such a bad place after all...
as promised, here is a more detailed masterpost of my bechloe fic recs! some of these are nsfw so make sure to check the rating. this isn’t by any means complete (or in any specific order), so I’ll be adding more every now and then but for now:
Whoever Fights Monsters by getpitchslapped (police officer/FBI agent au. one of those fics you can’t really put down until you finish. tw: contains graphic depictions of violence, including sexually motivated homicide and the death of children)
I know what you mean… I hope to see keith become confident as a leader, not at the expense of his bond with Shiro, but be able to really feel like he is whole the way he is. To understand that he doesn’t need shiro to function… but at the same time obvy I don’t want shiro to go away and I want them to remain close!! It’s hard, I want the angst but I also want the development
Well yes, I agree. I don’t want Keith needing Shiro for anything, I want them both to become complete people on their own, and support eachother from that place.
But I’m talking more from like the story telling point of view I guess?
Like…. we get that Keith loves him.
We got that from like the second his eyes got all wobbly when he saw him on that table.
I dunno, maybe I spend too much time in the sheith fandom that over analyses every little detail and scene so it’s very clear to me just how much he loves Shiro haha, but like this is nearing a point where it’s like “OK WE GET IT!”
This whole episode is basically this:
Keith: I LOVE SHIRO
Everyone: yeah we know that Keith… but
Keith: BUT NOTHING, I LOVE SHIRO! DIDN’T YOU HEAR ME??
Everyone: yes Keith.. we understand he’s very important to you.. but
Keith: I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU ALL KNOW THAT I REALLY LOVE SHIRO I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THIS
Everyone: we love him also, Keith.. but the universe..
Keith: SCREW THE UNIVERSE!I LOVE SHIRO!
Like this is what it sounds like to me haha.
And I’m not trying to criticize Keith here or anything, his reaction is understandable, specially considering how much focus there was on his fear of losing Shiro. This is more about how it’s written and presented.
Like… Do they REALLY have to keep showing us that? Is there anyone who didn’t get how much Shiro means to him from like the 2 whole intense dramatic Shiro/Keith heavy centered episodes and the I dunno, 50 other scenes and moments that show Keith melting around him and dotin on him? (I mean besides the “you know whos”.. haha)
I think by this point everyone should realize already that Keith is very affected by this loss, so it’s not something that really needs to be shown.. and at least not to that extent?
I dunno if I’m explaining myself well here haha
Like I expected them to show Keith react ofcourse, but like in a quieter way? Like in some scene where we see him trying to hold it together when he’s alone or something. Because I think that’s all that was necessary to show us the state of mind he’s in and how this affects him and how truly broken he is about this.
Because WE KNOW, the fact that he loves Shiro and is scared of losing him was hammered into our brains by now.
But instead of one emotional scene we got a whole episode of Keith shouting “THE UNIVERSE IS NOT WORTH SAVING WITHOUT SHIRO IN IT SO SCREW EVERYTHING” of the roof tops haha
And I always think that fandom (especially the shipping side of it) are reaching. Always. Like reaching is fun, shipping is fun, but there are some things I just know fandom exaggerates about.
But not with this, this is like getting all those memes of Keith lying on the floor crying while Shiro is gone and “what do you do when I’m gone?” “Wait for you to get back” stuff thrown at your face in canon!!!
I’m…I’m just not ready. I’m never ready for any of the Shiro and Keith stuff haha. I’m always surprised with just how far they go with them.
I dunno if it’s just cuz my expectations of canon are so low, maybe I’m missing something I dunno… I’m just always surprised.
And I’m not really getting why they do this… Like why so much focus when one scene could have had the same effect? (which is to show us Keith is really heartboken and scared of leading)
LIKE THE FUCK THEY BUILDING UP TO WITH ALL THIS??? Should I be scared? Excited? Like what do you do when the show itself gives you “shipper reaching level” stuff? I just dunno how I should feel about this haha.
This thankfully hasn’t really come up yet but I wanted to throw up a quick reminder to all of you that there is never any need to feel embarrassed, foolish, or “silly” for reacting strongly to a certain subject.
If we are roleplaying something dark/sensitive/nsfw, which I may do because I like to cover a lot of subjects in my writing, please, please remember that you can back out at any time. Even if we are in the middle of writing the scene. Even if we’ve planned the scene way in advance. Maybe you thought you could handle a violent scene, but then when the moment actually came, it just really got to you. That’s ok. We’ll stop.
Your comfort is always more important to me than the story.
We can time-skip the scene. We can do a different thread entirely, if that’s what you feel like you need. Communication is key to any relationship, and that includes between RP partners.
On that note, if you read my roleplays and I haven’t tagged something that triggers you, please just send me a message. Even if it’s on anon. I’ll gladly make a new tag for it.
No no you don’t understand how much I love this simple scene from the Skyfall opening -
Like, this is the kind of scene that you don’t understand or understand the significance of it when you see the movie for the first time (I couldn’t even remember seeing it though I think I’d seen the movie more than once when I came across the meta and gifs) but when you take notice… even now it makes me go “wow”.
And of course this has been discussed thoroughly in my favorite tag ever, so I’m not going to talk about everything it means and signifies (holy shit just look at it Silva is Bond’s shadow, he is Bond, they’re two sides of the same coin, Bond could just as easily have gone down the same path Silva has, and also really important I just love Silva’s stance here OK, not because it’s symbolic or anything but because I love Silva and everything about him)
(Throwing this in because I can and it always makes me laugh)
I just wanted to let anyone who wasn’t around during my Skyfall phase (not my 00Silva phase because that’s still alive and kicking) know how much I love this.
I'm really happy that we have a same favorite book (tbh I teared up a little when I learned that) and I'm just really curious what other books are some of your faves? Why do you like them? I'm so curious
ISN’T IT SUCH A GREAT BOOK end me.
I hope you’re ready for a very long and intensive list.
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchet Why I like it: Good Omens takes two great authors and combines all their weird, twisted humor into an incredible almost-apocalypse story that’s hilarious and touching and wonderfully put together. I’m on my third time around reading it and it’s still one of the best things out there.
Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg Why I like it: Okay listen. To anyone who even vaguely falls in the realm of identifying as butch, hell, even identifying as queer. This is such an important book. Main character is a Jewish butch lesbian living in the 40s and 50s, and the novel offers a really incredible look into the queer scene at the time. It has taught me so much about our history and I feel so authentically connected to the narrator. This book will change you.
House of Leaves my Mark Danielewski Why I like it: ok this book straight-up fucked me up. Can’t even talk about it just go read it ok go go go
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Why I like it: I’m pretty sure this is the first book I ever read that made me cry. I, like all other Jewish kids, had a period in late elementary/early middle school where all I read were Holocaust books (I sincerely don’t know why this happens but trust me all the Jews I know have this phase), and this was kind of the cream of the crop in that batch of books.
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende Why I like it: Ok people will come at my girl Allende saying she ripped this idea off of Gabriel Garcia Márquez but tbh even if she did she did it x12 better than he did soooooo … really good book, very feministy and nicely put together. Love me some 20th century Latin American fiction.
Waiting for Godot Why I like it: this book is just fuckin weird, go with me on this one. Play format, absurdist, nihilist, and one of the best works to come out of the 20th century.
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk Why I like it: Palahniuk went into Fight Club looking to explore toxic masculinity and violence and it churned out an incredible work of literature. If you want a foundation for understanding modern masculinity, this is one of the first things you should read.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Why I like it: While you can definitely fault it for some sexism, Of Mice and Men is a very moving work. Impeccably written and characterized, and another novel that builds a foundation of understanding modern masculinity.
Night by Elie Wiesel Why I like it: another Holocaust-era work, and Wiesel himself was a survivor. Absolutely heartbreaking account of his time in Buchenwald. Must-read for people interested in the Holocaust and for Jewish people learning about their history.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque Why I like it: Explores soldiering life during WWI from the perspective of a young soldier, very intriguing. Another book that will really help you understand the 20th century, especially life as a soldier.
Persepolis by Marjane Sartrapi (graphic novel) Why I like it: Okay Persepolis is just so good, it’s really funny but also very educational and emotional. True story of the author’s experience growing up in Iran during the rise of the Iranian regime. She writes and illustrates the whole thing herself, and I think there’s even a movie that was made out of it? As someone who themselves is interested in cartooning and graphic novels, it was really inspiring to see someone turn what is usually viewed as a cheap story-telling method into a very moving and important work of literature.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Why I like it: I read A Thousand Splendid Suns in high school for one of my English classes and it definately sparked the best discussions and most introspections. The book is told from the perspective of two women, Mariam and Laila, and their life in Afghanistan, and supposedly inspired by true stories that the author (Afghani himself) heard when he visited his homeland after living in America for 30 years.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Why I like it: look I know it’s totally cliche but I just authentically think the Great Gatsby is really well-written and has a bunch of very cool motifs.
The Dark Half by Stephen King Why I like it: I don’t read a lot of horror because let’s be real I’ve got enough anxiety as it is, but the Dark Half was a GREAT book and definately one of my faves by King. Could be very easily interpreted as a commentary on masculinity and even aside from that was an enjoyable and captivating read.
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Why I like it: Okay I think it’s pretty easy to see the theme of “great tragedies of the 20th century” in my literature choices. A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich was another very interesting account told by a narrator working in a Soviet labor camp in the Gulags. It literally just runs through one 24-hour cycle of Denisovich’s daily life, but it’s told with incredible detail and a lot of character. One of those books you’ll just read all in one sitting.
There you have it, anon!! Please know that I’m always happy to discuss books with you if you shoot me a message ♥
-brushoff of the water imagery in T6T as related to Sherlock’s childhood even though HE DIDN’T KNOW/REMEMBER HOW VICTOR TREVOR DIED
-inconsistency/unrealism in “sherlock dives into work” scenes at start of T6T
-john fake-typing a blog post that takes place AFTER mary gives birth when SHE IS STILL PREGNANT and IT ISN’T EVEN AN ACTUAL BLOGGING WEBSITE BUT AN IMAGE ON HIS IMAGE VIEWER (??????)
-the glowing/really glowing/dark skull picture throughout s4
-mary’s unrealistic death (which the show TOLD US was unrealistic per HLV)
-never saw the “other version” of mary giving birth as confirmed by setlock
-Sherlock never reads contents of John’s note from the end of T6T
-double scenes in T6T that don’t quite match
-Using “T6T” even though it was used as the name for an entirely different case on John’s blog already (you can’t tell me they couldn’t have come up with something else unless this was intentional)
-barely seeing Rosie/not seeing her at all in TLD
-nurse in TLD looks like Mary
-Sherlock’s injection marks on the opposite arm from where they should be given his handedness/in the same location as the IV drips of TD-12
-John beating the absolute crap out of Sherlock, and we’re supposed to think that’s okay due to his sorrow for a wife with whom we never saw him share a genuinely tender moment
-the disappearing blood in the morgue scene
-blog fuckery during the hospital scene (why do characters who like the blog have any issue realizing it’s John’s blog? that’s never been a problem in the past, for instance, THoB w/Dr. Frankland)
-dark sex parallels in the Culverton-suffocates-Sherlock scene
-HUGE exchange about the importance of romance just…not developed any further
-fade out/establishing shot after John and Sherlock hug
-LADY SMALLWOOD’S NAME CHANGE MY GOD THIS ONLY BOTHERS ME SO MUCH BECAUSE NOBODY IS TALKING ABOUT IT
-”love” mattering so much this episode…and not being followed up in the last episode
-Eurus shooting John…then that non-tranquilizer gun is suddenly a tranquilizer gun and John’s A-OK…????
-jumping out the windows of 221B and being JUST FINE, I SUPPOSE
-the entire horror-movie fuckery of almost the entirety of TFP…I mean, REALLY? This just isn’t anything like what this show has ever been before, and not in a good way
-Sherlock ignoring Vatican Cameos (while we’re supposed to think John and Sherlock’s relationship is healed by the end of the episode)
-Eurus making weird observations about her BROTHER’S sexual history…and even if this is a poor-taste attempt to tell us something about Sherlock’s sexuality, once again, IT IS IGNORED.
-Eurus being glossed over as a terrifying violent rapist
-garridebs. ugh. i can’t.
-WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO MOLLY???? NO. SHE KNOWS BETTER. SHE KNOWS SHE NEEDS TO MOVE ON. HER ENGAGEMENT ENDED BECAUSE TOM WAS TOO MUCH OF A WATERED-DOWN SHERLOCK STAND-IN BUT GOD LET HER REALIZE SHE NEEDS SOMEONE HER OWN, SOMEONE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM SHERLOCK. AS A CHARACTER SHE DESERVES BETTER TREATMENT BY THE WRITERS. SHE IS SMARTER THAN THIS.
-blatantly using the “I love you” in the trailer to make the audience believe Sherlock was going to make a real love confession (even without canon Johnlock, I’d have swallowed this better if he was being sincere to SOMEONE, even though John is the only character who would make sense in that context)
-making the best villain of the show (Moriarty) watered down by having been a weird little Eurus-puppet
-Moriarty coming to Sherrinford just to record reaction gifs
-Mycroft’s inconsistent characterization
-complete cluelessness by old Mr. and Mrs. Holmes…and calling Sherlock “the adult”, and their parental negligence…all of this is really encompassed by the sheer unlikelihood of Eurus being what she is depicted to be
-Eurus’ magical powers that make literally no sense
-The dog bowl for a dog that isn’t a dog, but a boy
-The well that only Eurus knows about (??????)
-Sherlock ignoring John in the well to play with his sister and try to make up for a childhood slight
-John suddenly being free of his well-chains
-Mycroft being shooed away offscreen
-Mary’s second beyond-the-grave video recording and voiceover…UGH, YOU VILLAIN, THEY ARE NOT YOUR BOYS.
-never got that “29 pages” scene
-never got that “Martin’s emotional filmed-alone scene”
-lots of sets shown to us where no scenes we’ve seen so far were shot (i.e. John’s bedsit from s1)
-recycled soundtrack in TFP
-THE. MOST. EGREGIOUS. QUEERBAITING.
That’s…not even close to everything. We were told. We listened. Then, they retconned everything we were told and made the world a shittier place in the process. I DO NOT understand, and I feel so bad for everyone who was so depending on this turning out differently. I truly believed it would; I really thought they were better than this.
Ok so I am a firm believer that it is not fun that is Jack’s center, it’s his protectiveness. He is the only one in the movie that is constantly concerned about protecting others. Even when he died and became Jack Frost was because he died protecting his little sister! Case in point via gifs:
Top two gifs: Tooth and Baby Tooth. He only gave up his staff- the source of all his power, the only power at this point that they know of to fight Pitch- because Baby Tooth was in trouble, and he wasn’t willing to endanger her for anything. He was also the only one to go over to Tooth when she was obviously upset, and try to comfort her.
Second row: Not as big a point, but that little “oh crap” moment he has when he falters and his hand flies up to make sure Sophie was still securely in his arms has definite protectiveness to it.
Third row: His first order as the only one with full (or mostly full) power is “Get Jamie out of here.” Because Jamie is the kid, he’s the one without powers and he’s the one that needs protecting.
Fourth row: Do I even need to explain these two? He’s practically oozing “If you want him you’ll have to step over my dead body."
Fifth Row: First gif he is again the only one concerned about Jamie. His protective stance only intensifies. Santa’s concerned with Pitch, Bunny is concerned with Jack, Tooth is frightened, but Jack is the only one actively defending Jamie. Second gif I love because I don’t know if it’s just me this is really important to, but let’s discuss the fact that Jack TURNS HIS BACK ON THE ENEMY to comfort Jamie because he’s scared. He completely disregards the massive and active threat in front of him to bend down and reassure Jamie that he’s going to be ok.
(I didn’t bother making any gifs of him and his sister because c'mon, we all know the logic in that scene.)
Now none of this is to say I don’t adore the other Guardians, or to say they care any less. They obviously don’t and they’re obviously awesome. But I think Jack’s gift is protectiveness more than it is fun and games.
Mkay, so I really try not to say negative things because I just feel like I’d personally prefer as much positivity within such an important online space for me as I can possibly make. (Which is probably why I stopped making my own posts about this show after season 3) but I need to talk about how icky this whole scene made me feel.
This whole “bonding” moment between Henry and H00k made me feel physically ill –if for no other reason than its underlying message of, “ its ok he kept the magic scissors and robbed Emma of any choice about her own fate because, in the end, he ALSO made sure Henry had a say in Emma’s fate so now it’s ok” AND NEITHER OF THEM EVER BOTHERED TO ASK HER!? I mean honestly!? the lack of autonomy that Emma has after this specific little bonding moment kills me.
As someone who used to identify heavily with Emma’s character and all that she had been through, I truly cannot even imagine the panic that would set in by being this trapped by everyone I trusted, or what it would inevitably do to my soul.
Has stress been eating you up? Have a rough week? A rough day? Anxiety/whatever kicking your ass? Tired? Fed up? Is your mind getting the best of you? Take a moment to breathe. Pause, take a moment to recollect yourself. Breathe. Deep breath in, then out – slowly. Okay.
So you’re having a rough time. You’re at that point where you wanna break, cry, other things that might be a little extreme – let me start by saying breaking down and crying is okay to do. We all do it every now and then, some of us do it more than others. That’s fine. You’re human. Your reactions are absolutely valid when you feel like you got a lot going on. If crying hysterically will relieve some of those pent up emotions, then gosh darn it, cry hysterically. Drink some cold water after, though. And put cucumber slices on your eyes. Just because self-love is important and the cucumbers feel good on your eyes ( imho aka protip ) – plus it reduces the puffiness but I digress.
I advise doing some of these things – mostly because I find that it helps me a little if not a lot. And I think some of you should be reminded to do some of these things just for the sake of your well being. Starting off with: did you take your medicine? If not, go take it. Now.
If you went off your rocker and cried for a bit, welcome back, beautiful. Hope you’re feeling a little better there, I know it helps me sometimes. Feels good sometimes to cry, really, lets be real. Sometimes you need that dramatic crying scene to get your shit straight. Ok, next.
Sometimes your surroundings affects your mood. Cleanliness is important. For your mental state and just to show that you can be / are a neat person. Dust your room, vaccuum the carpet. Dust the furnitue, make your bed, put away that chair with clothes piled on it. Geez.
Also, I advise putting some sort of scent thing in the room – like, the spray – or some fragrance dispenser, whatever you call those things – or just spray your favorite body spray who cares. Whatever scent you like, fam. Just lightly spray though, you’ll get a headache if you overdo it lmao. Trust me.
Most importantly, eat. Take a hot shower / bubblebath if you haven’t yet, get out of the room. Don’t keep yourself cooped up for too long. Walk around the house, stretch in your room, spoil yourself with some junk food for all I care. Live just a little, don’t sit too long with you mind able to wonder for too long.
If there’s something on your mind, something bothering you, I highly encourage you to vent it out to someone. Talk to a family member. Laugh a little. Watch some cute ass / funny ass cat or dog videos. I promise you – you can’t go wrong with ridiculous animals. Speaking of, if you have one, pet them a little. Spend some time with them. Animals can be pretty theraputic – even if they can’t talk. They know when something’s up, though.
Take it all one step at a time. Don’t overwhelm yourself. You don’t need to go so fast with things. Please, though, if something’s bothering you / you wanted to mention something to a friend that’s been on your mind for a while, don’t hesitate to talk to them. Don’t hesitate to talk to your friends, period. They’re there for you, I’m sure. Even me, hey, hi, howdy.
I hope you’re doing better, now. You’re accomplishing things little by little. I mean, hey, you woke up today. That’s an accomplishment. Some of you went to work. Nice, babe. Get that $$$. You’re all doing wonderfully. Tomorrow’s a new day. Remember to take care of yourselves.
I believe in you, you’re gonna be just fine. You’re human & you’re valid. Tell someone you love ‘em. You’re amazing. Kick ass.
After that Christmas scene I can just imagine Emily being one of those really embarrassing mothers who organises family fun days and acts overly excited at school plays and recitals while Paige is the one giving the kids side eyes and being like ‘This is important to Mom ok? So let’s all get our shit together and make her happy. Now help me put Snowy on the roof. With less of the attitude please.’