Summary: At the launch of your new series Riverdale, you and Cole’s relationship has finally become public after KJ leaked a photo of you two out of character onto Twitter. In addition to dating him, your character is Jughead’s love interest, and so you have an interview with James Cordon.
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welcome, one of the newest stars of the CW’s hit Riverdale, (Y/N) (Y/L/N)!”
I don'tknow if you already answered this but do you have any anime recommandation?
i’ve never been asked for anime recommendations in my inbox before usually i just recommend some to ppl that message me or my friends irl but IM ACTUALLY REALLY EXCITED TO DO THISSS -
okay here are 15 anime i’ll recommend to you anonie :)
these are in no specific order
1: Boku No Hero Academia - character develoment? check. Non-neglecting of side characters? check. Bomb af graphics? double check. Loveable best boy? yep yup. Great fandom that collectively hates Mineta? yesh
2: Diamond no Ace - sports anime that actually shows the struggles of different teams? yesss. epic scenes that are so great it could be a meta anime but it still retains the basic functions of baseball? huehue double yes. the mc is such a ball of energy and genuinely wants to be the Ace and has so much development as a character that you honestly start wanting him to get that number? yes yes yes yes yes
3: Nichijou - one of the greatest work anime has produced. really its so effing hilarious and it really pinpoints the things everybody does in everyday life. like flip a police officer for mistakenly confiscating your boys love manga. accidentally stabbing your thumb with a mechanical pencil, the struggles of ordering at Starbucks or even..
yeah.. ordinary life ha
4: Magi - a smol baby boy tryna bring peace to the world? check. fucking strong girl that can beat any kind of wild beast there is? heck yeah! magic? yup. loads of backstory that actually makes sense and relates to the arcs? checkity check. villiains that really arent villains and good guys that truly are the bad guys? ho boi yessss. a magical recorder? you got it. also the graphics are great
5: Mob Psycho 100 - another smol baby boy just tryna navigate middle school. blessed with amazing psychic powers but powerless in terms of popularity and friendships. truly such a great anime that teaches a lot of moral stuff and has A M A Z I N G fight scenes. our boy mob is such a freaking god and the art style is very different but so expressive 10/10 would recommend
6: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou - [Daily Lives of High School Boys] like nichijou, this is another anime that is at the height of comedy gold. every episode is such meme worthy. the main protag really isnt the main protagonist, so many puns, great side characters, and i cant express how much of a feel good anime this is
7: Bakemono no Ko - okay this is a movie. and when i say this is such a fascinating movie, i mean it. this really smol boy gets adopted by a bear after he runs from home. this big bad bear™ is actually so pure and best dad. the uncles are great and so punny i cant. okay, they also have some really epic sword fights.. i really cant explain this movie without giving spoilers lmao but go watch it if you want, you wont regret it
8: Hunter x Hunter - young fisher-boy and young assassin-boy walk into a hunter exam together, who survives? friendship.. and the newly acquired dads they found along the way [honestly go watch it, i was skeptical at first but i never loved anything more in my life] also the arcs are so monumental, really great plot and friendship!!
9: Yuri On Ice!!! - edgy ice skating and gay couples that reaffirm what love is? check. little smol bean yurio tryna act all mighty and tough? yep. amazing soundtrack? heck yeahh! great characters that in no way hate on homosexuals? you got it. amazing graphics? best boys? well dang, you got it!
10: Shokugeki no Soma - food. food. food wars. great scenes that have food giving you orgasms? basically a sports anime but about food? great mc that really deserves all the love he gets. when they tie a bandana on their forehead, shit is about to get started. food. food. food wars.
11: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - as i write this, i cry. this was so good and i was wary of watching it bc there was/is so much hype around it but alas IT WAS SOO GOOD I CANT. like two brothers? amazing morals? the fact that nothing is as it seems? kickass female characters. alchemy. the hype is real with this one, but its so worth it and i 10/10 would lower you down FMA hell.
12: Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - [also known as Reborn!] i found this by mistake and my life really hasnt been the same. mafia story. first few eps are just comedic and really dont tell you jack shit about the storm thats coming afterwards. holy heck, a main character that set standards for how to demolish your enemies? friendship! fight scenes that make you wanna fite anyone? so many powers that actually make sense? checkity check. friendship!!
13: Bungou Stray Dogs - hidden powers that main character doesnt know about? check. good dad dazai. another mafia story. a mafia boy tryna kill the mc because of his powers and dazai has become mc’s dad instead of his [okay i’m trolling lmao] but really this is a great mafia anime. theories. villainous characters that have been blackmailed into being bad.. really it has it all
14: Haikyuu!! - small chibi boy just wants to play volleyball in peace. “i can jump™” meets skyscraper black-haired blue-eyed god who rules the court. [trollingg] but honestly, this has to be one of the most accurate sports anime i’ve watched. spiky main and side characters that are completely adorable and its kinda hard not to get sucked in, but you will
15: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! - gamer dude dies [by mistake] and on his way to the afterlife, he’s given a chance by a goddess to go to another world and defeat the demon king. grants him the possibility of taking any one thing to this new world, my guy picks the goddess [fukin dead] and whoops there ya go lmaoo. but no honestly, its great and funny and the explosion/action scenes are beyond E P I C. also best girl, Megumin, is there so you should def check it out
— obviously these recommended anime are in my opinion. im not some anime god but thanks anon for giving me a reason to finally do this *finger hearts* —
see I watched Avatar before I turned fourteen, so I never realized just how YOUNG fourteen is. Now I realize how fucked UP it is for a fourteen year old girl to be manipulating, threatening, and killing people.
Like she’s this brilliant little political strategist, she’s blackmailing and lying to people and starting coups and she’s powerful and talented…
But she’s also really, really fucked up, like, remember when you were fourteen?
You were just a kid, really, you just started high school, you had acne and you said painfully embarrassing things and watched anime.
What was Azula doing?
Well argue that she’s evil, but she wasn’t born like that.
She was made that way.
Unlike Zuko, her personality took their father’s bullshit the OPPOSITE way.
She became what daddy wanted and that made her want his approval more than anything and guess what that brought her?
Misery and mental instability and the inability to connect to others.
Now Zuko’s character development is the greatest development ever written.
But hers is damn close because they HIT THE SAME POINT but Zuko hit it and realized oh shit…my dad sucks.
And Azula hit it and thought I need to become better. I need to become perfect. I’m the problem not daddy.
But she could never be perfect, you see, the world doesn’t go according to your plans, and your father doesn’t love you and won’t, because he’s using you as a pawn and your BROTHER realized this before you.
Your brother decided he wouldn’t be your father’s tool anymore.
I think one of the greatest scenes was when Azula was mangling her own hair.
Like that scene where she imagines her mother…
Earlier she had said “my own mother thought I was a monster” and then looked solemn…but light heartedly brushing it off by saying “she was right of course.”
But that always seemed to me like a quick cover.
Like me when I say “so I’m complete scum…how’s your day?”
You laugh off the things that hurt most.
Maybe she thought her mother hated her because she acted like her father.
Maybe she grew to resent her mother because she loved Zuko more for his compassion and the fact that they were probably more alike than she and her father.
It’s kinda common, actually, for a parent to be more fond of the child that more closely resembles them, it’s an ego thing.
Maybe she subconsciously knew that her father was more like her, but that he doesn’t truly love ANYONE cuz he’s an ass, and she told herself that his approval was enough.
But she didn’t get AFFECTION from him like Zuko got from their mother.
So in that scene where she sees her mother being affectionate but mocking as she tells her she looks lovely, maybe that’s all of her insecurities come back to haunt her.
Avatar is amazing.
Azula being 14 and THIS FUCKED UP.
Like incredible, you will never hate a villain more than Ozai.
He fucked up nations and fucked up his own family, and by all rights Aang should’ve killed him, like you wanted that to happen…but then he doesn’t.
And you realize Aang is a damn monk and all of these people, even if they can’t be saved, deserve compassion.
Azula, I believe, was saved. Zuko had more compassion for her, as he always did, than she ever had for him, but in a way, it’s really not her fault.
#goddd they really invented sexual tension and chemistry with this scene #the amount of times shaw looked down at root’s lips though… (calm down you thirst bucket) #the face holding and touching #i just….. #not to mention root kissing shaw’s upper lip??? #soft??? #i truly wish they weren’t THIS convincing during this whole scene #like they weren’t even fully kissing and this was still amazing #forever THAT ship?? #i fully agree
sometimes i get emo about tarjei because what a talented boy but also? you have to be really open minded and sensitive and mature and compassionate to not only take on a role like isak’s but also bring it to life the way he did and it’s truly special to see a teenage boy with pretty much no experience achieve that? and like, we don’t KNOW the guy which is good and please pleaseeee let him stay a private person because that’s obviously what he wants but even with not knowing much about him, i allow myself to assume that he’s a really good person and a talented person because of the work he’s done on skam and i just!! i hope all his wishes come true and honestly it’d be lovely for him to have a long and successful career as an on-screen actor and for him to be known internationally for his talent but tbh if he wants a smaller career and if he wants to experiment some more with theatre or behind the scenes or anything really then that’s amazing too and i’m sure he’ll be fantastic at it and i just hope he gets to keep doing what he loves because i think he truly truly deserves it
9x03 Deconstruction: The Burrito of Sexual Innuendo
So I started building this post in August, because I noticed the possible subtext in the final scene of this episode and I found it fucking hilarious, and then I didn’t get the chance to finish so yayyy happy to get to share it now.
So, I know this episode has some serious, serious issues, but I’m going to look at this scene as is, because Bucklemming even brought the Burrito of Sexual Innuendo back in 13x02 and, well, I just have to comment on it now.
This is Destiel subtext all the way. Which Bucklemming have always excelled at. And it’s this show’s sense of humour in a goddamn nutshell. It just makes me smile and smile and smirk and rub my hands together with pure glee.
The scene is set in the bunker, in the war room, starting with Dean trying to cover the fact that he used Gadreel to find Cas. The brothers talk and Cas enters, saying this –>
Cas: I am really enjoying this place. Plentiful food… good water pressure. Things I never even considered before. There really is a lot to being human, isn’t there?
At the water pressure comment Dean makes this face:
It’s like he can’t even believe that this is happening. That Cas is actually human and making remarks that hit on the exact thing Dean enjoys about the place and being overtly perfect in every single sense of the word and looking really fucking good to boot and just yeah, to me Dean is pretty much thinking “fuck off you amazing specimen of a man - don’t make me desire you more”
It’s the thoughts - or suppressed thoughts - of desiring Cas, however, that makes Dean offer this really, truly, markedly what’s-that-even-MEAN? comment in return:
…while bringing the penis shaped food slowly to his half-open mouth.
Now, if this particular above editing choice hadn’t been a part of this scene, then the subtext would be different for me. It’s the fact that they cut BEFORE Dean bites into the burrito that makes this shot so filled with innuendo.
The clincher, however, is the shot they cut to of Sam Winchester making this face at his brother’s weird-ass phrasing –>
That is Sam’s face telling us to react with him to what the fuck Dean is going on about.
What is Dean going on about?
Well, the subtext of Dean’s weird-ass phrasing could be seen as him really wanting to say “It can’t be all dicks and vaginas, my friend” but of course he wouldn’t go there, so instead he uses the much safer “burritos” and “strippers” as substitute words to keep it not so revealing.
(only Sam so totally knows)
Well, the phrasing is still so revealing, isn’t it?
I mean, the “vagina” portion could be linked to how the one-night-stands have always been a hollow filler of Dean’s conflicting yearning and absolute fear of feeling real feelings, right? At least that’s what the one-night-stands are to me. And in this scenario the burrito is so absolutely totally standing in for dick, as per the visual above tells us.
Why should I even for a second think that this might be a valid reading, though?
Because of the surface topic of the scene itself: which is Cas losing his virginity.
Dean doesn’t know that yet. He subtly tries to seduce Cas with that movement of penis shaped food to his mouth, with the innuendo of it all. Testing the waters, as it were, trying to bring sex onto the table because he desires Cas like damnnnn.
Honestly, I don’t even think Dean himself is fully aware of performing this song and dance. It’s a subconscious reaction to Cas feeling at home in Dean’s home, commenting on water pressure and presenting such clear common ground, and being there, properly and permanently. There’s a sudden possibility here that has never ever been here before, not in Dean’s mind.
And Dean can’t stop himself from acting on it.
Then we get the glorious moment when we leave Sam’s reaction face and move into him reacting to Cas delivering this beauty –>
Cas: Yeah, I understand what you’re saying.
Sam looking like he sincerely doubts Cas understands the finer points of what Dean is actually doing and his “You do?” might just as well have been “Do you understand that my brother is phallating that burrito for your sake, Cas?” (buuuuut he can’t say that)
The exchange continues with:
Cas: Yes, there’s more to humanity than survival. You look for purpose. And you must not be defeated by anger or despair. Or hedonism, for that matter. Dean: Where does hedonism come into it? Cas: Well, my time with April was very educational. Sam: Yeah, I mean, I would think that getting killed is something. Cas: And having sex. Dean: You had sex with April? Sam: Yeah, that would be where the hedonism comes in.
Okay, now, there is elegance here. It’s a little twisted, but there is elegance here. Because this scene is Dean’s scene. This scene starts with Dean talking about Cas with Sam, moving into Cas joining them in the war room and Dean bringing sex into the conversation for no reason whatsoever other than that he has sex on the brain (and that it serves the scene, which is about sex) to then lead us to this moment of pure and undiluted jealousy –>
Look. At. That. Face.
Gloriously pissed off.
Because here it begins to hit Dean that Cas has had sex. Cas is human and he has had sex. And as it sinks in, while they’re having their “Did you have protection” part of the exchange, there’s more coming Dean’s way. More than he ever could have dreamed of when Cas says:
Cas: Anyway, I see now how difficult life can be and how well you two have lead it. I think you’ll be great teachers. Dean: Thanks, Cas.
Dean is so turned on it’s like he can see the two of them writhing naked on a bed while he tells Cas exactly what to do to make the world explode. Like COME ON. LOOK AT SAM’S FACE IN CONTRAST! Sam aware-of-the-subtext Winchester is not too keen on being a “teacher” in this scenario, no sir, better leave that to Dean.
I mean, this scene just makes me laugh. Granted this is totally the reading of my dark and slightly demented brain and I love this type of innuendo, but the structure of the scene is ALL about reaching ^^^^ this moment!! Dean with that half-eaten burrito in his hand that is almost forgotten now that the real thing is fucking smacked down on the table and within reach.
THEN we get the tie-in to end all tie-ins as Cas asks if there are any more burritos. Yeah. Forgive me, but in my dark and slightly demented brain this clearly tells us that Cas will very, very happily listen to all of Dean’s instructions because he is about to join in the eating of the Burrito of Innuendo, which, again and to be perfectly clear, is a visual for Dean liking dick. Cas’ dick in particular, because it’s the focus of this entire exchange.
I just LOVE it, what can I say? I’m not even sorry.
And as Cas goes to grab himself a burrito, Dean gives us Sunshine Face –>
Kinda the opposite to this one –>
Because Frowny Face is all about suppressed desire, while Sunshine Face is all about the sudden, furious hope that the desire could actually be met.
Now, of course this is a love story, it’s not all about sex, but Dean is nowhere ready in S9 to admit to himself that he’s been in love with Cas for years. That’s way, way too scary. Sexual desire, however, is a brilliant way for his brain to cover up the fact that there’s so much more to it. He knows he fancies Cas, but that’s all.
But, to my mind, the Sunshine Face is about the fact that there IS SO MUCH MORE THERE. Subconsciously Dean knows very well that he’s truly madly deeply in love with Cas - but his conscious mind beats against it because feelings mean weakness and love means pain and no-no-no none of that - but there’s also the fact that Cas is a fucking angel of the Lord who, if he tries to feel things, ends up breaking apart, and who acts like he’s only there to protect them and doesn’t seem to understand what he means to Dean, at all, because clearly Cas can’t relate to the feelings Dean has because Cas doesn’t FEEL that way and also there’s how he ups and leaves every five minutes.
But Cas isn’t an angel of the Lord anymore. All of that ^^^ bullcrap that’s tied to Cas’ grace doesn’t have to factor as an obstacle anymore (no matter how much Dean’s interpretation of these things and his making them into a huge obstacle is tied to his inner struggles with himself - but all this for another post!!)
Dean is still denying the love part - focusing on the sex part. The sex part, the desire that is wholly based in the love he refuses to acknowledge, is suddenly a viable possibility. And in this scene that finally begins to land with Dean.
All the possibility. (consciously - sex; subconsciously - love)
And yeah, that’s why the next exchange with Gadreel, where the angel delivers the ultimatum that either Cas leaves the bunker, or Gadreel will have to leave, which means he can’t heal Sam, which means Sam will die, makes Dean say:
Dean: …but this is Cas, okay, who vouched for you when I didn’t know you from Jack.
Look. At. His. Face.
All those possibilities going the way of bye-bye.
And to add injury to injury, there’s –>
Cas: That’s epic food. I can’t get enough.
(Cas innocently holding eye contact like FOR REAL?) *dying*
And then, of course, Cas is Cas. Instead of a blow-job simulation, he’s shown to bite through the burrito because the visual food-as-penis subtext is tied to Dean. I mean, look at Dean reacting to Cas engaging with eating the burrito, when Dean not five minutes earlier was trying to use one to indicate he wants to know what Cas’ dick tastes like.
And then Cas goes on to do what he almost always does - taking whatever innuendo Dean is throwing at him (or the narrative is throwing at them) and grounding it in a moment of honesty, in feeling.
Dean: Cas. Can we talk? Cas: Of course. Dean, you know I always appreciate our talks. And our time together.
And Dean clears his throat because they just went from writhing together on that bed, to snuggling close and holding each other all night and oh, man, Dean is really very not ready for that, like, nope, not at all, there will be no “feelings” involved here, ever. And yet, this is painful. Telling Cas he can’t stay…
…means calling him “buddy” and Dean bringing himself out of the headspace of All The Possibility and focusing on what needs to be done. For Sam. Of course. And honestly, it’s so gorgeously thought out because if these two - if human!Cas and Dean Winchester - ever got to spend actual, real time together, with talks, and innuendoing all over the place, and all that stuff, then oh man there would be bed-writhing before too long. *mh mh good*
*mh mh good* for THEM, I mean.
It would be good for them to alleviate some of the sexual frustration. Speaking of which, Cas in this scene has barely been touched upon (pardon the pun), and what I love most about human!Cas is demonstrated here: he is still sassy Cas. I look at his face and the subtle changes in it and I see a challenge here.
“My time with April was very educational” ^^^ looks straight at Dean.
After Dean’s “You had sex with April?” Cas looks like ^^^ he wouldn’t mind punching Dean in the face for sounding so incredulous. It’s even possible he notices Dean’s pissed off expression and wants to say “What?” (like he will in just a few episodes).
What I’m getting at is that Cas is growing increasingly aware of his own feelings, right? Right. And absolutely growing aware of his attraction to Dean. And Cas is involved in a much subtler subtext of his own all based in him wanting to provoke Dean into some sort of reaction. Which he does. And so I read this whole exchange as a mutual unspoken recognition of attraction. Both of them feeling the new possibilities. Both of them devastated when the possibilities end in sudden and immediate separation.
I’m not saying they’d be doing to bedtime conga within a day or two, because I don’t think they would ever do that - there’s so much at stake that approaching one another would be a slow and drawn out affair of tentative trial and errors (mixtape-esque ones) - but the thought of actually living together, working together, all the possibilities surrounding that would have come with all of the here established desire attached to it. And that’s why it’s established in this scene.
Human!Cas means Cas with human emotions, human desires, human reactions and human musings. He’s already beginning to relate to the world around him differently because he has to, he’s living in it now, he’s not just observing it. I LOVE human!Cas. In case I’ve not made that clear.
Also, to be clear, the mentioned recognition of desire and possibility is not at all understood to be mutual by either of them. Oh, God, no. Never. They do not understand that the other wants them as much as they will ever want the other. HAH! No way. Miscommunication and lack of openness based in fear of rejection based in fear of not being enough based in… ok, stopping now, but THIS will forever be the biggest hurdle for these two. They’ve no IDEA what either is insinuating, too caught up in their own insinuation.
This said, with all the character progression we’re already getting in S13 for Dean, and with all the character progression I hope and hope and can see is on the horizon for Cas, oh there’s hope now for hurdles being overcome.
Especially after 13x02, there is a lot of fucking hope now. That’s my next post. Better get to work! :P
No actor has had a longer career
playing a comic book character than Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. He debuted in
the first X-Men movie back in 2000 and played the character for 17 years. Along
the way, the movies he starred in were hit or miss, but he always did justice
to the character. However, the last movie, Logan, is nothing less of a
I’m almost sad it took so long to
make a great film about this character. The X-Men Origins thing was atrocious,
The Wolverine was a slight improvement but had big problems in the third act
and now Logan is really good. This is the best movie so far that truly defines
who this character is. James Mangold, the director, created this amazing
western tone for the film that works excellent with the character.
Also, being rated R, the action
scenes are truly wonderful. We finally get to see Wolverine chop people up with
those claws in a very brutal manner. This is no CGI-fest, it’s down to earth
and gritty. Legs and arms are flying around, and heads are decapitated. And we
finally get to see that berserker rage of his that was promised to us years ago.
This is just a testament that Hugh Jackam and Mangold really understand and
respect both the character and the fans. I have feeling there was little studio
interference with this one.
The movie also introduces new
characters like Laura a.k.a. X-23, a fan favorite. Dafne Keen does a really
good job considering what kind of violent stuff goes down in this movie and she
is truly a revelation. We are talking about an 11-year-old girl who is
extremely violent yet sensible, and it really works. Boyd Holbrook plays the
really charismatic villain Donald Pierce, a reaver who works for the company
who wants Laura. Stephen Merchant also brings a great addition to the movie as
the mutant Caliban, who helps out Logan with Xavier. Also, one of the most
underrated actors out there, Richard E. Grant,
is in this movie in another villain role, and even though he does a
great job, I felt he was a little wasted.
But the true chemistry that
stands out in this one is the one between Logan and Professor Xavier. The
father-son relationship is explored on so many layers and brings lots of
emotion and heartbreak. Xavier is now old and sick, has some sort of dementia
and Logan does all he can to take care of him. More backstory of what happened
will be explored in the film but I won’t give too much away here. It’s really
something you have to see.
Logan is one of the best
superhero movies out there, mainly because it’s not a superhero movie! It’s
just a character’s journey done in a gritty, real manner. Logan is basically
Unforgiven with a mutant twist, and, even though it has some very tiny
problems, it’s a truly amazing experience and it deserves a 9 out of 10. Go see
And it was the perfect marriage of my two favorite genres, the superhero movie and the war movie. So I’m going to nerd out for a minute.
- Diana kicks so much ass in this movie, she is unquestionably the star and her fight scenes are so cool. Just beautifully choreographed and stunning.
- The sound design on this movie is really good, every time the Wonder Woman theme played I got chills. And there is one moment where the German general touches Dr. Poison’s face implants and it makes the sound that ceramic makes and it was such a small detail but it stuck out to me.
- Steve Trevor is perfect. I have nothing else to say I’m just in love with him.
- The side characters all had very small roles but they were so memorable. Like I got enough of what I wanted from all of them and I really liked them. They all had a moment, the Amazons, Etta, Steve’s squad, but they never took over the movie for me nor were they superfluous.
- Diana deserves to be happy and I love her so much.
On note of some of the War stuff that I loved so so much:
- They use grenades correctly!!!!!!!!!!
• Which is so huge they never do that in moves but when they actually want to use bombs they use bombs and not grenades that just happen to explode fire and not shrapnel.
- The bunkers were so cool and the no mans land scene was amazing!!! It looked so perfect.
• I had moment when they took over a village that this worked perfectly as a war movie, like it fit with say Band of Brothers. The way it was filmed was so fitting.
- I truly believe that this was a war fought with normal people trying their best that just happened to have a superhero dropped into it.
- This movie really understands WW1. Like the way people felt and acted about and in the war. The environment, the weapons, the politics, and, most importantly, the changing understanding of war. It felt like it respected the conflict.
- Which, as much as I love that movie and I do, is something captain America the first avenger didn’t do. It got the comic book part, but not the actual war. It understood the cheesy, obvious aspects of WWII, punching nazis and fighting for good and freedom, but the larger conflict the larger moral lessons and feeling of that war was left unexplored. Which is not something I begrudge. They made a superhero movie for my favorite marvel hero which I loved. But Wonder Woman actually made a war movie. And I love and respect that so much.
- CONCLUSION: WONDER WOMAN is so great. It’s spectacular and I love it and I’m gonna see it a thousand more times. It’s the kind of movie I can watch over and over again and if this is DC going forward I want to see more! Go see Wonder Woman!!!
Can I just say that I love Shiro? Like Takashi Shirogane is the only adult in a group of kids who were sent to space to save the universe. Not only that, but he’s faced extreme trauma for a year up to this space travel. So first of all, it’s gotta be hard. I mean, he went through a major hard thing, but he can’t, he won’t put that pressure on the kids.
Shiro immediately takes the leadership role, despite being the most out-of-practice when it comes to space flight. But he’s the natural leader of the group. He’s the oldest, the most mature, the one they lean on.
But that’s also an immense pressure. Like Shiro tries as much as he can to protect the other kids. Is he perfect at it? Hell no. He’s young too. Not prepared to be one of the sole caretakers of a group of kids. It’s pretty undeniable that he has shown a bit of favoritism towards Keith and Pidge, but I think it’s subconscious and just because he has prior relationships with them and he’s gravitating towards the familiar. I think once he realizes it or someone points it out to him, he would be pretty horrified by the realization, but he’s just a young guy.
You just gotta love him. As much as we joke about it, he truly is a Space Dad. How many 20-somethings do you know that could hang out with kids all day and not absolutely lose it? There’s no other word for it besides paternal. And I really love this flip on the trope. Shiro is an amazing fighter, can even be vicious. He’s gone through severe trauma, he’s maintaining his grief, he’s rough around the edges, and yet he’s so soft when dealing with the kids.
What really gets me is in the once scene in Episode 5 where Lance is unconscious and Shiro is carrying him through the castle. He knows Lance is injured and it’s easy to tell how much he cares by his nervous chatter. But what really really gets me is that Shiro is tired, he’s panting and sweating, he knows the castle has been breached but he’s so careful with Lance. And when he sees Sendak in the castle, he makes his way over to the side. And he lays Lance down, but he’s so so gentle with his head. Like, he sets Lance’s head down separately. And he’s in no hurry, either. He knows he’s about to fight for both their lives, but at that moment, taking care of Lance is a priority for him, and I think that’s really telling of his character.
Shiro is not perfect, and he is so so young to be a caretaker, but that’s exactly what he is. And I’m so grateful that we have a physically strong and imposing male character who takes that role.
my tribute to the wonderful and legendary jasper jordan
(Disclaimer: English isn’t my mother tongue, so I already apologize for any mistakes) Jasper Jordan deserves - or rather now - deserved better.
And you might agree - you might be sad about the fact that Jasper died or you might be unaffected - hell, I’ve read enough comments about people wanting Jasper to die, because they thought he’s annoying. Annoying. Fuck - that’s just - actually that’s messed up. But this isn’t about the people that have hated or still hate on Jasper, this tribute is dedicated to this wonderful fictional character I learned to love and appreciate.
We got to know Jasper as this funny, dorky guy in S1 - people loved him for being positive, for being funny, for being naive, but brave at the same time. People loved him in S1, because he was easy to love. Because positive, funny people are easy to love - you seem them smile and they make you smile - and what’s there not to love?
S2 Jasper - yeah, he was inspiring, wasn’t he? He was so fucking brave, he stood up for himself, for his friends in Mount Weather, he took the lead, because Clarke or Bellamy weren’t there - and he was motivating everyone else. S2 Jasper was inspiring people to do something, S2 Jasper was brave and fierce and - and he fell in love with this wonderful girl named Maya - and then everything went downhill from there. Everyone in Mount Weather died, Maya died - and Jasper - Jasper felt so safe in Mount Weather, he felt at peace, safe - ‘till he didn’t.
Because while we got to know Jasper as this funny, dorky guy in S1 - people tend to forget what actually happened to him in S1. This boy is 16 years old and he was kidnapped by grounders and speared - he almost died. His friends died - and there was danger everywhere - but Jasper continued to be strong, continued to be this funny, dorky guy that people easily loved. He almost died again later, when Murphy threatened to kill him - so Jasper was constantly in danger, he was constantly on the edge of death, but people tend to forget that, because in S2 everything seems to be okay with Jasper - right? Because it didn’t affect him at all - and that’s where people are so wrong.
Jasper suffered from PTSD - and this is canon - end of discussion. And his portray of PTSD was so real and raw and it’s actually sad that people only view it as annoying. Jasper didn’t suddenly “get depressed”, because of a girl “he just met”. I’ve read this so so many times and I can’t believe people can misinterpret a character and their storyline so heavily. This 16 year old boy went through so much, daily, they were basically at war - he was on the edge of death - daily - at the age of 16 !!! - and if that’s not fucking traumatizing. But - I think what really affected him was that he thought Mount Weather would be safe. That they could be at peace and safe - that they could eat as much chocolate cake as they want and he could flirt with this cute girl from across the room - but as it turns out - he was never safe. The people in Mount Weather betrayed them and in the end his own people betrayed Jasper - or at least that’s how Jasper felt. And as Jasper said, they went to earth to see if it’s survivable - and from what he’s seen - it’s not.
We’re at S3 now - and when I look back, I’ve always loved Jasper, but you know what, if I’m being honest - I really fell in love with Jasper in S3. And that’s pretty ironic, because people hated on Jasper constantly at that point. And why? Because he couldn’t deal with what happened and tried to cope with alcohol? Because he felt betrayed by his closest friends? Because the girl he fell in love with died in his arms and he couldn’t do anything about it? Because this sixteen year old boy suffered from so much trauma and never really experienced safety on earth? Because he suffers from a real and valid mental illness - PTSD? Because all I’ve read - all these arguments are “Jasper should just get over it”, “they all went through something traumatic” - but that’s the thing - Jasper isn’t everyone else. And you should never expect everyone to deal with their trauma the same way you do. You should never expect someone, who went through hell, to just get over it - and you should never expect Jasper to just get over it, because there are people on the show that went through something similar and are not as affected as Jasper was.
And you might say that S3 Jasper is just “a drunken idiot”, annoying, broken, useless - I don’t care what ugly word you want to throw at him - but you know what? Jasper protected Raven, he actually saved her. Jasper - the apparently annoying, useless mess that you wanted dead - saved and rescued Raven. Jasper was a hero.
And it’s funny, because people call Jasper selfish, self-absorbed and annoying - and I could never see that. Jasper is one of the most caring and loving people on the show and if you want to disagree - fine - but we saw Jasper, while he was positive and dorky - and he helped people, cared about them and showed bravery - and we saw Jasper, while he felt broken and while he drank himself to unconciousness - and he still cared about people, saved Raven, tried to comfort Octavia after Lincoln died or Monty after his mum died - but so many people still had the nerve to call him selfish. Because he can’t just suck it up or act like he’s fine? Because he’s not like every other character?
But while you view him as an annoying character and hate him for acting like this - I just love him more. And just as Devon said - you shouldn’t hate on Jasper, because he’s hard to deal with right now - you should love him for that - you should want to help him, try to show empathy, try to understand him and everything he’s been through.
Because while Jasper might be a fictional character - PTSD and depression are still valid and real mental illnesses. And some people might identify with Jasper - and seeing him - this representation - might help them. There might be many Jaspers out there - and the fact that people have the nerve to call him annoying, because he can’t cope with everything the way the other characters did - well that’s beyond fucked up.
But you know what? I feel sorry for you. I feel sorry if you can’t love a character like Jasper, if you can’t see his complexity and the beauty of this character and the importance of his storyline. I don’t need to see perfect and well-collected characters on TV - I don’t need to see characters that always do what’s right and I don’t need to see characters that never make mistakes. Because that’s not realistic. It wouldn’t portray the reality.
Jasper is a good person, he has a big heart, he’s selfless, brave, loving, passionate, open-minded and he cherishes freedom more than any other character. Jasper is someone, who wouldn’t force his opinion onto you - and he wouldn’t judge you for yours. Jasper doubts himself and he’s insecure, he blames himself for not being able to just act fine - and yes, Jasper is suicidal and he suffers from PTSD - and Jasper will probably die tonight - but Jasper isn’t his mental illness and Jasper will always be more than his death, Jasper will always be more than annoying and Jasper will always be more than this dorky, funny guy in S1 that everyone apparently misses.
Jasper deserves better. Jasper deserved better. And we deserved to see him getting better, we deserved to see him overcome this - we deserved to see him smiling, him being close, best friends with Monty again - Jasper Jordan is maybe 17 years old now and he deserved so much more than that - and I really hoped we would’ve seen more of his journey, because his storyline, his arc could’ve been truly meaningful - but the writers apparently don’t agree.
But you know what - Jasper Jordan is legendary and amazing nevertheless - he’ll always be a hero and a great character in my view.
And at this point I also wanted to thank Devon for portraying Jasper - thank you for getting Jasper, for really trying to understand him and thank you for giving 100% every. single. time. - even when you just had limited screen time or too short scenes. Jasper will always be alive in our hearts, because you portrayed him so beautifully and because you tried to truly understand him in a way unfortunately many viewers couldn’t.
And he might’ve not survived, but that’s not what he wanted - because Jasper wanted to live - and he always will - in our hearts. :)
Jasper Jordan is a legend. See you on the other side, my friend.
CRAZINESS Last night, JUGHEAD won the Eisner Award in the Humor category! I couldn’t be at the ceremony, but it was pretty great to see photos of my pals, Ryan, Erica and Derek, up there getting those trophies. I think that’s Ryan reading my too-long speech that I sent him in case we won (I stole that pic from Comixology. SORRY).
Starting this book with Erica, one of the most talented people I’ve ever met, was a dream. Getting to continue with Derek, an extraordinary artist who exudes fun on the page, extended that dream. And then reading the book when Ryan took over with Derek was yet another dream, getting to enjoy it as a reader. I could not have asked for a better Eisner winning scenario than with this group of people.
Here’s the speech I gave to Ryan:
“I’d like to thank Mike Pellerito at ARCHIE for bringing me onboard for the JUGHEAD relaunch, which was a childhood dream come true. And I’d like to thank Erica and Derek for their amazing art on the series. Erica crafted a fun, modern vision for these characters, and I’ll always remember when she told me I was the best writer she’d ever worked with. That truly meant the world to me.
Derek seamlessly picked up where Erica left off, deftly handling some difficult and emotional scenes. They’re two of the best artists in the business, and every company should be showering them in money ha ha just kidding this is comics
And then there’s Ryan.
Ryan, I am so proud of you, of the man you’ve become. You’ve always been so kind and generous with others, and to see you succeed like you have has truly been one of my life’s greatest pleasures. Looking at you now, all grown up and handsome, in your reasonably priced suit and tie, I know that the sky is the limit for you and your dreams.
I love you more than anything. And remember that I’m there with you now, watching from Heaven; which, as you know, is the gentleman’s club here in Toronto that broadcasts the Eisner Awards every year.
it’s come to my attention that some of y’all tend to confuse one for the other,,, which saddens me bc skam is literally all about time lapses/jumps; it’s one of the things that makes it!!! so special!!
the time jumps in skam are meant to show you exactly that – a time jump from one cut to another. it’s a very, very small cut that could mask as a continuity error, but taken in the context it’s actually presented to us (a time jump) it has a huge impact on the scene if you keep an eye out for one
thank you @stardefiant for being a bae and helping catch some of these
an example of an actualcontinuityerror:
even’s arm in this shot is obviously around emma
but when the shot pans out, even’s arm is back at his side:
we know this is a continuity error because this scene is dialogue-heavy and meant to transition smoothly. no time has actually lapsed between even’s greeting and emma’s excited greeting in return, so there is no reason why his arm shouldn’t have stayed around emma. silly skam editors.
now, here’s a (very obvious) example of a time jump:
What do you love about Toby’s thighs? What’s so amazing about them? Feel free to wax poetic
WELL. *cracks knuckles* To begin with, thank you for starting my day off right with this beautiful ask, Anon. I like you. Feel free to drop by anytime.
So Toby, by all definition and understanding, is already a very handsome figure of a man. His face in particular is very pleasing to the eye, and it would be so even without the talent he posseses, but the talent! The expression! HIS FACE. I would like to award many prizes to his face, his eyebrows his eyes, those delightful furrows in his brow, and the attractive lines around his mouth . *SIGHS HEAVILY*
Anyway, you get my drift, it’s all good. He should have many awards for how he chooses to use his face. It’s a good face, bront.
But. His. THIGHS.
You know how there’s a lot of poetry about trees? Cause trees are beautiful and strong and amazing and they last forever (until people cut them down, but I digress). LOOK AT THE MIGHTY OAK, for example. It’s strong, it’s firm, it’s majestic.
Toby’s thighs are like trees. They’re beautiful, and broad and strong and I want to climb them and explore them and maybe build a treehouse idk.
(this scene is agonizing but THIGHS)
Just the expanse of them is truly mesmerizing. Like I have decent hands, but I feel it would take a broader hand than mine to fit around his thighs and be able to stroke them as they deserve to be stroked.
When he walks, it’s one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen in my life and folks, I have been inside the Taj Mahal and let me tell you, I would rather see Toby’s thighs.
They’re so fucking capable! Like when he‘s in an action scene (swordfighting & horseback riding come to mind), his movements are just so good.
He fights a good fight.
be it sword or pistol
or on horseback
or just chilling with a sword
But it’s nice to see them at repose too.
Repose is good.
But then there’s just the way he fucking sits and hot damn, that is a good way to sit. All other men should have to close their fucking legs when they sit, and take up less space, except for Toby.
He can sit like this wherever he damn pleases. Thigh spread for days, my man. (stop blocking the view, table, omg)
Thigh spread away
Notice I didn’t even get into the freckles yet!
Look how beautiful
Freckles are excellent.
These assholes don’t even realize the presence of the thighs they are in.
In conclusion I love Toby’s thighs a lot. Thanks for coming to my thigh talk.
Request: Can you do one with jasper from twilight where your new to town and Edward can read your mind so he sees all the daydreaming you do and Alice draws what you see, they tell their family about you and you end up being Jaspers mate or something?!? The reader has the ability to think of any nature related element and project it for themselves or others to see. The reader is also an immortal human.
A/N: Basically I got this amazing request a while ago and I’m sorry I haven’t posted it sooner I just needed time to get it right :) The incredible Tumblr user @itssssxxlillian came up with this idea and this power and it’s just so creative I’m absolutely wowed by it!! If you want a sort of visual of the inspiration for the readers abilities, please check out this video! :) Enjoy!
Grab your popcorn and fuzzy socks my friends, this is a long one!
Warnings: Minimal swearing
You were starting over again. A new town, a new place, a new school. You felt like your whole life was you starting over. It was the same story too. You moved to a new school for your last year of high school because you loved the state and your parents were kind enough to send you there even though they lived a couple states away. Everyone reacted the same way too. Usually envious, wishing their family would let them go where they wanted for high school. You would smile and agree that you were lucky except you never felt that way because the story was a cover. There was no loving family waiting for you to return home when the school year ended, it was just you. You weren’t really even a senior, the truth was you’d been repeating 12th grade for years. The truth was you’d been using this story for as long as you could remember, the truth was you’d lost count of your age because you weren’t just any other teen. You were immortal, and here you were, starting over again.
Summary: you’ve been dating Tom for a few weeks and finally decide to invite him over. There’s just one problem, your dog might not approve.
This is was just a little something which took me about fifteen minutes to write. Enjoy !
You’d had Magpie since you were a teenager, diagnosed with severe anxiety and in need of a service dog. You’d found the beautiful German Shepherd in the local pound and immediately fell in love. You trained her, spent time with her, and took her everywhere. In return, she kept you calm, sensed when you were about to have an anxiety attack, and learned how to retrieve your medicine.
You’d met your boyfriend, Tom Hiddleston, a few weeks ago at one of your friend’s birthday parties. The two of you immediately clicked and after two weeks of seeing each other he had invited you to his house. So, naturally, you’d decided to invite him to yours the next week.
Here was the dilemma, Magpie didn’t like new people. In fact, she was so protective of you, she would growl and bark at everyone who walked through the door, especially men.
You warned Tom beforehand, but he brushed it off with a smile.
“I love dogs, it won’t be a problem” he assured you.
Speaking of the devil, the doorbell rang to your flat, causing you to glance at Magpie.
“Please behave,” you murmured to her. You backed her up into the kitchen. “Stay” you commanded, knowing she would. She was very well trained.
You opened the door to a grinning Tom dressed in a baby blue sweater and black jeans. He greeted you with a charming smile and sweet kiss to your lips before entering.
“Aw, Tom,” you cooed, accepting the bouquet of pink roses he held in arms. There was definitely more than a dozen.
“I thought you would like them, darling” he smiled shyly.
Upon hearing the different voice, Magpie burst into the foyer with a snarl, barking incessantly.
You expected Tom to be apprehensive as your past boyfriends and visitors had been. However, he crouched down to the carpeted floor and beamed at the dog.
“Hello, girl!” he spoke enthusiastically. Gently, he outstretched his hand to Magpie, who stalked forward with precise caution. Carefully, she sniffed Tom’s hand.
You watched on from next to Tom as he began to stroke her fur. Magpie immediately calmed, stepping closer to Tom and letting him pet her.
“She seems pretty sweet to me, what were you so worried for?” Tom glanced to you with a smirk.
“She’s not like this with any strangers. This is how she behaves after the third time visiting” you spoke, wholly in shock as the scene playing out before you.
Magpie fell to her side, begging for a belly rub just as she would had you been petting her. You scoffed.
“This is amazing. She truly likes you” you grinned.
“I have to say I’m quite pleased” Tom murmured as he made kissy noises and rubbed Magpie’s tummy.
Without another word, you leaned forward and kissed Tom’s cheek with as much affection as you could muster.
Tom turned to you with confusion written on his face. “What was that for?” he smiled.
“You’re just perfect” you confessed while giggling.
Tom wrapped an arm around you while using his other arm to give Magpie attention. You noticed a light blush settle across his cheeks.
“Thank you, love. You’re perfect, too” he told you. He kissed your forehead gently and rested his head against yours.
That’s when you knew that, if Magpie approved, Tom Hiddleston was one extraordinary man….
So I just saw the show (10/19/17) and like… oh my GOD
Ben as Evan was,,,, so good?? But like we all already know that he’s amazing so I’m just gonna hit the best parts
First of all, the riffs.
Benjamin Schiff Platt? More like Benjamin Riff Platt my dudes.
And he does this little thing where he beats his fist against his chest whenever he talk and the way he touches things and the way he just like moves and talks and like oh my god… autistic Evan Hansen confirmed guys.
Sometimes he would just like get in Jared (or whoever else’s) face and like he would push people back and like the way that he moved his face was like he was forcing himself to make expressions but in a good way it was just all really good.
Like I love Colton and MLB but I am so glad I saw Ben as Evan because… he deserves every bit of praise that he gets. His performance was transcendent.
Colton as Connor tho…
He was a lot more stoic than how I’ve seen Mike play the role in like bootlegs and stuff. The whole time he was very angry and his voice was just so low. It was really good but I wish he’d been a little more dynamic. His Connor is sort of unsympathetic, but not in a bad way.
He did this thing with his bag where he would shuffle it and he never really looked anyone in the eye and he always seemed like uncomfortable,,, good shit my dudes. Also there’s this point where Evan is wearing Fake Connor’s hoodie and…. ahhhhhh.
Colton was the only understudy that went on.
Laura mother fucking Dreyfuss
I just want to say that she started crying at the end of requiem and I died right there y’all. She’s brilliant. Marry me Laura.
Also like the way that Zoe sits… she’s so still. Like so fucking still. And she sits at the edge of her seat like she’s just ready to bolt at any moment. She’s always sitting on the edges of things and getting up and going to a different spot but she isn’t at all fidgety and it’s just so good.
Kristolyn was beautiful and amazing and she’s just so pretty and her voice… good shit.
Will was AMAZING
Even though all of his lines were sort of shitty you could really see that he actually wanted to be friends with Evan and like from Sincerely Me on he seemed to be getting jealous of Fake Connor and it was just so good so good so good ahhhh.
Every single time that RBJ went on as Heidi was amazing. Her dynamic with Evan is wonderful and those are truly some of the best scenes in the show. She’s so good y’all. So. Good.
Michael Park. This man is so kind and so wonderful and so talented and I actually sort of liked Larry so like. Good job.
Jennifer!!!!!! She is honestly so underrated. Her portrayal of Cynthia is absolutely brilliant. She’s just,,,, trying so hard. Like anyone that acts like Cynthia is some evil bitch can actually fight me.
All of the characters were so nuanced and three dimensional. And they’re all so brilliant at singing like they legit sound just like the cast recording. The movement of the show adds a whole nother level to the performance and the impact and everyone says this but like the lighting and set design is so wonderful.