this scene is too much for me

So in the last weeks, I’ve been re-reading manga chapters from the physical volumes I own, which are in my native language, and something I found very interesting to rediscover about the official italian translation, is Near’s speech pattern. In all honesty I’ve never looked through all of the Viz English translation–what I usually look for is manga caps I need for graphics, scattered scenes as quick references for meta or headcanon, but I’m sure anyway it’s gotta be similar to (most?) other translations and consequently to the original Japanese, in what I’m going to say. Near’s speech pattern is very polite; he uses quite articulate phrase constructs, including figures like metaphors and similes (though not necessarily ‘sophisticated’) which he often repeats in a variety of similar contexts.

It could just be that I’m reading too much into it so please take the following as merely a headcanon I wanna indulge in: this made me hypothesise, he might be using scripts from books he’s read, or tv news he’s heard, or earlier conversations he’s either picked up or had with people he daily interacts with like SPK members. Delayed echolalia used as scripts to interact, can be very helpful for him to express himself fluently as it wouldn’t come as spontaneous to him otherwise (especially on tiring days, or occasion when he might be on the verge of a shutdown, for example); it’s as helpful to him just as toys, finger puppets and schematisations of his thoughts on boards are.

Also, to have as much control on the conversation as possible, he prefers to initiate it most of the time; he doesn’t like being interrupted, or to be asked to repeat the same concepts over and over because it might be energy draining:

Rester’s question seems to be entirely unprompted here: Near finds it unexpected, and the first answer coming to his mind is a ‘yes?’, followed by a pause.


Next, I’m going to analyse Near’s interaction with Aizawa below.

It’s possible that ‘thank you very much for all the valuable information’ is a formula Near regularly uses when dismissing a person who’s just provided him with information he values. Aizawa, though, doesn’t seem to appreciate his formal thanks, and Near seems to be genuinely taken aback by his response: his expression changes to a pout as he remarks, ‘I thanked you for all the valuable information you gave me’. The italian version for this scene lit. translated into English goes like this:

NearThank you for the valuable information. You can both go now.

AizawaNow that you’ve obtained what you wanted, it’s just ‘so long and goodbye’?!

NearNo. If I’m not mistaken, I’ve also thanked you for the valuable information.

Aizawa sounds clearly offended, and Near is basically wondering what else should’ve he said to properly dismiss him.

This is just a small note, but it’s extremely important imo: in Aizawa here, I personally can’t help seeing all of those people who first watched/read Death Note and immediately found Near’s character ‘extremely unlikeable’.

The truth is, once again, there’s so much more than meets the eye. Near is hurt when his form of expression is perceived as ‘too stiff’ or non-genuine by others. He is someone who always speaks his mind, sure, but he actually does so in a very polite way: that’s his way of verbally showing his gratitude, and he meant it sincerely. If it’s scripted language, it doesn’t mean it’s any less genuine or heartfelt: Near means every single thank you very much or I apologise he’s said (except, of course, when he’s deliberately lying to Light, haha).

anonymous asked:

Was Davy created as a one piece oc or did you have other plans for him before?

//I made him specifically for One Piece, so I could join the ask blog community! Honestly I first made him as a joke character; that random soldier #0980432 in the background that’s only there for the protagonist to punch in one scene. But things snowballed, I suppose, and now you’ve all made me love him far too much. 

anonymous asked:

Honestly as long as their lips do not touch...I can live with it. It's honestly amusing at this point. Best part of this storyline so far 😂

IT’S THE FEAR I CAN’T TAKE

no joke i have this issue where watching aaron or robert with other people in a ~~romantic context (so to speak) makes me SQUIRM SO HARD I CAN’T DEAL WITH IT

SO WHEN ROBERT AND LARRY ARE HAVING SCENES WHERE THEY’RE LIKE

LOOKING LIKE THEY’RE ABOUT TO MAKE OUT

I JUST WANT TO BURN THINGS I JUST CAN’T COPE THE ANTICIPATION ANXIETY IS TOO MUCH

but it is so god damn hilarious that i can’t stop watching

I MISS YOU WHEN YOU’RE NOT HERE

oh my godfndfslf

Everything You Need To Know About Erik Killmonger

Unless you’re living under a rock you saw the latest Black Panther trailer this week. Trailer 2 expanded on what we saw from the first trailer and it was awesome! For me, the highlight of trailer was Michael B. Jordan’s portrayal of Erik Killmonger. Physically imposing with far too much swag Killmonger appears to be a scene stealer already. If you’re new to the character or a hardcore fanatic like myself, here’s everything you need to know about Killmonger… Very few people call him Erik! 


Debut

Erik Killmonger debuted Jungle Action #6 during the Panther’s Rage storyline (Issues 6-8). T'Challa returns to Wakanda to find that Erik Killmonger has threatened his homeland. Killmonger, causes chaos throughout the villages in an attempt to get T’Challa’s attention. T’Challa confronts Killmonger and is met with dismissiveness. After dismissing the African Prince Killmonger makes T’Challa fight “Prey”, his leopard. After apparently snapping the jaw of the leopard, Killmonger advances, throwing T’Challa over a waterfall.


Origin

Born under the name N'Jadaka, he is a native of Wakanda. His family was exiled after his father died fighting next to Ulysses Klaw and his mercenaries. He would end up in Harlem, New York where his hatred for Klaw and T’Challa grew, the king that exiled him. He then changed his name to Erik Killmonger and studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, desperate to avenge his father’s death.

Eventually he returned to Wakanda and settled in a village that would later change its name to B”Jadka Village, in his honor. He dreamed of ridding Wakanda of what what he felt was “white colonialist” cultural influences and return to its ancient ways. While Black Panther was away on frequent trips to America he’d take advantage of that absence. He would eventually be killed & defeated… until being resurrected.


Resurrection & Wakanda Takeover

Mandarin is responsible for Killmonger’s resurrection. Killmonger would return to his lover and ally, Madam Slay and they plotted to kill the Black Panther and bring back the ancient ways of Wakanda.

Tony Stark would visit Wakanda and Madam Slay drugged Jim Rhodes and took him prisoner. Killmonger would blamed Rhodes and Stark after believing he had killed The Black Panther, convincing the Wakandans that he would lead them to vengeance in the process. The Black Panther would eventually return, revealing that he had faked his death using an LMD. The Black Panther would go on to defeat Killmonger. The Mandarin recalled his ring and Killmonger reverted to an inanimate skeleton. However Killmonger had garnered a following, a following that would resurrect him. He would clash with T’Challa for the foreseeable future. 

Killmonger would try to gain control of Wakanda once again, this time with its economy. T'Challa would stop him by nationalizing all foreign companies in Wakanda and cause a run on the stock market. The two foes would collide once again, but this time Killmonger would defeat his foe and gain the status of Black Panther. He would maintain control of Wakanda and attempt to inherit T'Challa’s Avengers status, but when he underwent ritual his body reacted to the heart-shaped herb that he was suppose to consume. Proving to be poisonous to anyone that wasn’t of the royal bloodline. T’Challa didn’t allow him to die despite it being easy to do so.

As Killmonger came out of his coma, he reclaimed his position as chieftain over Wakanda. Once again he went to New York this time to contact Kasper Cole, a police officer, parading as the Black Panther to help him with cases. Killmonger attempted to gain him as an ally, offering him a buffered version of the Panther’s heart-shaped herb. In exchange, he would have to drop the Panther identity and take up that of a White Tiger acolyte of the Panther cult. Also He’d owe Killmonger a favor. Kasper would agreed, but instead he’d use his new herb-enhanced abilities to track down the boy on his own to avoid owing Killmonger an unpayable debt.

T'Challa, once again the sole ruler of Wakanda while Killmonger resurfaced and took control of Niganda. Killmonger is killed by Monica Rambeau during another confrontation with T’Challa. Monica was previously captured and imprisoned. The son of Killmonger’s young swears to vengeance against the Black Panther, in an eerie callback to T’Challa who swore the same after the death of his father.


Conclusion

It appears that what we’ve briefly seen in the trailers is true to the characters comic book origins. Also, the jaguar suit looked amazing! I somewhat wished they would’ve saved that for the movie, but I’m excited nonetheless. Judging from the trailer Killmonger is going to be a fan favorite, show stealer, and complete bad ass! My calendar is marked for February 16, 2018!

anonymous asked:

I know a lot of people are complaining and not into S5 because SB left.But I'm actually enjoying the episodes so far. I like it that the characters are each getting their own screen time and that Hank & Erin's characters don't get weaved into a backstory in the episodes. Although I agree that seeing JLS more onscreen would be nice, but I guess that would be too much to ask! haha

Good for you if you’re enjoying the episodes! To be honest I wish I was enjoying them more, but I am definitely struggling with this season.

Yes, I miss Sophia Bush/Erin Lindsay, but that’s not really what’s challenging me most about this season. Everything feels very choppy. It’s blatantly obvious that there at lots of new people working behind the scenes, because this season has a very different overall feel to it.

I have to wonder if the current writers, producers, etc. even watched some of the old seasons? Because suddenly people seem to be acting extremely out of character and it’s jarring. And of course the continuity is all over the place (as usual).

I’m thrilled that they are finally shining the spotlight on some of the other characters (like Atwater! It’s been 4+ seasons and we know soooooo little about him!), but I feel like they could be handling that a little better. Because we see a lot of focus on one particular character one week, but it seems to be completely at the expense of the others. 

So perhaps airing all of these character-focused episodes right in a row was a mistake. It may have been better to structure things differently: character-focused ep, then an ensemble ep, etc., etc. That would have given a little more balance, so it wouldn’t feel so choppy.

Look at Olinsky, he has barely been on the screen at all! And same goes for Platt (I think losing Patrol is such a shame, that was Platt’s time to shine, there’s not enough for her to do now but be a glorified messenger).

And whether it’s right or not, I’ve always viewed the cast of this show in two categories: (1) the “main” characters, and (2) the more “supporting” characters. And from my perspective (and clearly the writers’ too based on who got the most focus), Voight, Lindsay, Halstead and Antonio were the “main” characters, and the rest fall into more supporting roles. 

All this to say, I’m basically an 87-year-old woman inside. I hate change more than anything, so I’m really trying to give season 5 a chance. I love the cast/characters, I’ve always loved crime shows (especially this one), so I really hope things start to mesh better. I want to love this show again.

(sorry my answers basically become essays… that’s the English major in me coming out)

anonymous asked:

why are you apprehensive about i tonya? it’s getting good reviews?

abuse. too much of it and too graphic. i know that as a story teller you want to tell an honest story - especially when it’s a real person’s life - but from what i know of the film, it’s really graphic physical abuse and quite a lot of it. i started reading the script earlier this year and literally couldn’t finish it because some of the descriptions of what Jeff would do to Tonya would make me nauseous, and then Seb and Margot were talking about getting so caught up in a scene where he slams her fingers in a door and my apprehension went up even more.

i just personally do not feel that a film needs to portray as much physical violence on screen as it seems this film does. and however good the reviews are, however good Seb’s performance is, it’s definitely going to be marred for me by the fact he’s playing a manipulative and abusive man. and even if he gets nominated for awards, while I’d be proud of him, I’d also feel uncomfortable that he was being awarded for playing someone that abused his wife so badly.

part of it is because of my own past experiences and part of it is just like, as a human being, I don’t really want to see another human being hurt that way, knowing that it’s really her story and the way this human being was actually treated growing up.

Things about 13x02 “The Rising Son” #5

Verdict:

This episode felt all over the place to me. There was too much packed into it, if you ask me. I think it could have been a lot better if they had just focused on Jack and the Winchesters, because that were the scenes that did really work for me. I enjoyed the talks and arguments between the Winchesters, I liked Sam showing concern for Dean and I continue to be absolutely emotional about Dean and how high up he has his walls right now.

The ending scene between Dean and Jack was great, because it tied back to the “pain”-line earlier in the episode and it paves a way for a connection that will grow between these two, I think, even if it entirely unwanted by Dean. Jack obviously cares a lot about what Dean thinks about him, so if I was to make a wild guess I could imagine that in the end Jack may die to save Dean (and Sam, etc.) - the one who thinks he is past saving himself. And there also him and Jack have something in common.

So yes, while I am still very apprehensive about the season and wasn’t a fan of the nephilim stuff all throughout S12 atm it is working really well for me, because this story brings something out that was missing in all of S12: emotion. And emotion is the key to anything after all.

So plus in my book were definitely the Dean, Sam and Jack scenes and in particular the ending scene. Like I said last week, to me the reason the nephilim storyline works rests on Alexander Calvert’s shoulders, because he is able to give Jack this certain vulnerability that I think is important if you want to create a character that resonates with the audience. Also: He to me still remains a young Leonardo DiCaprio. Seriously, he looks like Leo did in Titanic, when he played “Jack”. :)

As for Aesmodeus. I find him to be cringeworthy. :/ And also: Why do demons always have to be so god damn stupid. I mean, demons haven’t been scary in a long time on SPN, but that doesn’t mean that is a good thing, you know?

In general to me overall - especially also with these new creatures Aesmodeus wants to raise - there are still a lot of S7 overtones there. These things seem to be the equivalent to he leviathan - guess they’ll be a recurring part of the “Big bad”.

And last but not least: I still don’t care one bit about the story of Mary and Lucifer in Otherworld. I mean, it‘s nice that the show finally gives Michael some attention, but then again I’d rather had him in the normal universe (and yes, played by Hensen - just once please!!!!)

I don’t know how to rate this episode tbh. It was a 50/50. I think it was okay with some stellar scenes, such as the ending scene or the one where Jack teleports himself away or the hallway fight. But overall not groundbreaking - lots of pretty shots again however. And I see they kept with this slightly different approach to filming. Good call on that! :)

SPN 13x02 That’s Talk And Talk And Talk

And talk some fucking more. \0/

I have just this very moment finished 13x02 even though I saw some reviews last night and for the most part people liked the ep I had to force myself to watch. I was doing house work people thats how much I wasn’t in a hurry to watch this.

I don’t think I will write a review again UNLESS the ep is really good or pisses me off alot. Yes I’m sure loads of people are sad to read this. XD

But eps like these aren’t worth what little effort I put into these. Now thats get on  with this.

I do think this was the best dumb and dumber ep and it was better then 12x02 but thats saying fuck all. Maybe it was just me but this ep dragged and dragged. Too much talking and not enough action. I zoned out of so many scenes and when I came back people where still talking!! Maybe on a rewatch I will like it better but right now it was just a snore fest.

Good points

* Sam being awesome

* Jack is still cute, it’s not annoying yet and I hope it doesn’t get annoying.

* Jack coping Dean to get Dean to like him again it could have been annoying but was cute.

* Jack “teleporting” lol

* Seeing Sam does have his tattoo back though I wish we got to see it put back on but this is Sam so we should be used to never getting to see stuff actual happen.

* Sam defending Jack. Sam is always “I’m fine, how are you?” so its a refreshing change seeing him be so passionate about something. OK its about someone else but better then nothing.

* The best scene for me hands down was the Sam/Jack talking scene ( the only talk scene that didn’t make me want to pull my hair out to stay awake.) but of course it was short cause why not.

* Sam knowing Dean better then anyone was sweet too.

* Thank you Sam for reminding Dean and everyone else that you BOTH have lost people before (Castiel as never died before after all!!) so why are they acting like this is a big deal?! Shut up already. Especial when we know two of these fuckers are coming back.

* Sam saving Dean. Wow Sam as killed the same demon twice now!! -____- Or he had a twin brother. AND another brother that was a wrestler too.

* Nice throw Dean!!

* Jack wanting to be good. Can we keep him and lose Castiel for good this time?

* Jack being bad ass and calling the boys his friends.

Bad points

* Demons in suits thats new……..zzzzzzzzzzzz.

* Someone tell Sam the demon he killed (well soulless!Sam killed) back in S6 is back again. I know SPN using the same actors but really? Give that bald guy a wig or something. Thats 3 times I have seen him used and he stands out.

* Dean never wants Sam to Drive their home? Lol thats just as funny as the smores foot joke!!! Couldn’t tell it was the same writers.

* Oh Lucifer what as happened to you? And Mark? Buddy you can actual act why are you doing this? Are the writers actual going to go down the road of Lucifer wanting to be a good dad/care about Jack? FUCK OFF you will never redeem him to me or anyone that actual watches the show.

*  More demons in suits and more talking, just what I wanted.

* OMG stop talking I don’t care.

* “Men up and deal with it” Lol OK Dean just like you are doing? Sorry not sorry but it’s getting old. The issue with making Sam always be OK and Dean being the only one allowed to be upset/angry. It makes Sam look like a fucking robot (and pisses Sam fans off.) and Dean look like a man baby and that he never learns anything. One minute he’s OK with monsters/sees the good then all of a sudden nope now they are all evil. Sigh at least Sam’s I’m OK bit is consistent.

* I couldn’t even really enjoy the Sam/Dean scene because of how Dean was. Its the 13th season guys its been fucking done to death. Stop acting like side players dying is new.

* Castiel and Kelly getting way too many mentions .

* Every one off character thats talks to the boys is evil now.

* Oh look an attempted rape scene that as just came the fuck out of no where. Now you knows its a dumb and dumber episode. WTF you two WTF.

* Too much Lucifer this ep and Lucifer doesn’t know his own brother? Can’t they see each others true forms? You know what I don’t care.

* Wow archangels fist fighting……amazing or shit? You choose (its shit there I spoiled it.)

* Is this ep still going?

* I like Samantha (aka Mary) but her acting, not so much. There where times in S12 I did think she was soulless the way she was acting. She’s not god awful but even when shes in pain its phoned in.

* Oh God Dean just go with Jody please.

DONE!!!

Wont be watching next week because no Sam, no care and I don’t like seeing the said players in Sam’s spot.

Right Im out. Off to play Sims 4 cause thats actual fun.

anonymous asked:

In s4e1 are lance and keith standing even closer to each other than usual or am i just seeing things? I felt like there were a few shots that made them look very close only to separate them by the line on the door when BoM called for Keith

I don’t think they were closer than usual. They’re often shown standing closer to each other than they need to be. Someone pointed out before that there’s even a moment where they both arrive at an empty table with multiple seats around it an choose to sit directly next to each other. Half the scenes where they’re in the background they’ll be standing right beside each other, and sometimes if the camera cuts elsewhere and back they’ll be standing even closer.

That being said, if they were standing closer in S4E1 than they have been previously, it wouldn’t surprise me too much - they definitely grew closer in S3 and the last time we really see them together before S4E1 is S3E6 which is a very klance-heavy episode full of great development of their relationship.

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ART OF “NUESTRO MUNDO”
In this series, we highlight works on view in the exhibition “Nuestro Mundo.”


Alex Gonzalez, Aventura en mi tierra, acrylic on canvas, 2017

Artist’s statement:
This small scene is part of a chapter of “The Changing Song” story I’m working on. It is a small yet important moment from a larger scale painting. I don’t want to give away too much of the story just yet, but 8 plays an enormous role in this story. The story is influenced by true events, but translated to allegory and uses totems to represent things and people out of respect and so as not to expose them.

In this scene (I say scene because to me, painting a new piece is like capturing a special scene of a movie playing in my head) 8, the character in yellow is out on her daily routine collecting vegetation, fruit and anything healthy to survive. She gathers almonds, walnuts and berries which are pushed into her magical and living ceramiphant, resulting in a milky substance, healthy and divinely delicious. Another being, just like her, keeps an eye out for the great but maleficent “el coyote.” Will they be caught? I don’t even know that yet.

My work is composed of different elements and emotions. They are fun but also deep and serious content, a pinch of my personal self and the world we live in.


The exhibition “Nuestro Mundo” features two dozen paintings by young adults ages 18 to 26 who are mentored by Art Division, a non-profit organization that trains and supports Los Angeles youth from underserved communities who are pursuing careers in the visual arts.  The students used “Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin,” another Huntington exhibition, as inspiration.

“Nuestro Mundo” is open weekends only Sept. 16, 2017, through Jan. 8, 2018, in the Brody Botanical Center.

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Originally posted by trash-for-bangtan

pairing⇁Jimin x Reader

genre⇁smut, slight humor, drama || brother’s best friend!au 

warnings⇁public indecency, dirty talk, a lot of teasing, jimin’s porn preferences, and boobs

word count⇁6.3k

The long time running game between you and your brother’s best friend started when you noticed his fascination with boobs—yours specifically. It was never supposed to amount to more than harmless flirting and lingering glances, but now, one year later, Jimin was ready to change that.

alternatively: Jimin and you play a game. the loser is fucked. metaphorically. literally. all the above??

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Murdoc Niccals | Strobelite [2017]

godd BBC Merlin is so gay that Merlin and Arthur are willing to sacrifice themselves to save the other by episode 4.

Like in episode 1 they ‘hated’ each other (but like Arthur couldn’t stop staring at Merlin when he saved his life ;) )

In episode 2 Arthur decided to trust Merlin’s word. And when Merlin said he’s just a servant so his word doesn’t count, Arthur gives him this look that just screams that he thinks the opposite.

In episode 3 Arthur defends Merlin, saying there’s no way Merlin could be a sorcerer even though he admits to it. He even says Merlin is a wonder while staring down like… that’s so gay

Then in episode 4 Merlin drinks from a poisoned cup, one he knows is poisoned just to save Arthur and then Arthur goes and risks his own life to get that damn rare plant and almost dies in the process and when Uther crushes the flower Arthur reaches for it through the bars because he’s so desperate and like DID ANYONE INFORM THEM THAT IT’S JUST EPISODE 4 OH MY GOD

like they were so attached to each other by that point that losing one another was unthinkable like… whatttt??? XD

I mean, they’re canon soulmates but like come onnn, let me live.

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7.17 - The Born-Again Identity: Cas saves Sam

“I’m sorry. This isn’t a problem I can make disappear, and you know that… But I may be able to shift it. It’s better this way. I’ll be fine. Now, Sam… This may hurt. And if I can’t tell you again… I’m sorry I ever did this to you.