this whole scene was way too cute

anonymous asked:

That shot is incredible ! Would you perhaps consider showing us part of your process ? I just assumed you used 3D for the camera movement, it's amazing.

I shall present thou my process, but consider that it ‘ll be the exact same process as any other animation, it’s basicly like “i did a rough and a tie down, and i cleaned it”.

I assume that by asking this, thou wanted to know some “ways” of doing this kind of thing, but sadly i didn’t use any tricks, and i could have of course, but i just felt that if i was trying to find a way to avoid doing it, i would just not be doing it, and the rsult would have not been the one i wanted.

So in order to make this process as interesting as it could possibly be, i’ll try to explain my thought during each steps as much as i can.

So here is the rough, basicly if i recall correctly this was like my third version (i didn’t find the other one) i tried to have here “key moments” and not exactly “key movements”, i tried to define the most importants parts of the curve my camera’s describing. The thing is, i wanted to be sure where to slow down the pacing of my camera, and when to speed it up, and at the same time i wanted to know what the crowd would looks like.

Here’s my kind of tie down, it’s the thing i used in order to do the cleaning later, here, i juste came back to re-define a little better the last part, the fast parts are easier to read and i know where my characters are.
Something i also did (and lost by now so i can’t show it) is like a top view map of the crowd, with each character to always help me remember where each one is.

Note that i cleaned and colored the “ghost” first here, as he’s hiding characters, i wanted to know exactly where he would be to avoid unecessary drawings.

And here whe have the final cleaning, here is the part i’ll need to explain the most, because sadly there’s no real “inbetween” before this part and the tie down.


The first thing i did was to clean all the images i already had during the tie down, then i got all the models checked with the character designers Lady Hagdahl Sörebo and Lady Zhang to be absolutly sure that the things i would be inbeetwining would be the exact models  (i thought lady Hagdahl Sörebo was going to die during that part).
The thing i did at the same time was to define the size of the brush during each “key moments”, you may notice on the gif above that the further away the characters are, the thinner their line is.This is one of the thing that helps achieving this “3D like” aspect, it helps feeling depht in each frames and makes your eyes’s understanding of each characters easier.

Once i had my key movements perfectly lined, i started beaking it down, i inbetweened all the images i had, BUT i started to think about each characters’s movement, you may notice it , but the characters are not all totally still, some of them are moving, doing something, for exemple, the xingtiang (the ball-like things with arms who carrys bowl of food) wave their arms and bowl a little as they can’t exactly sustain their weight perfectly.
It’s that part that helped creating life in that shot, if the characters had been just standing still, the shot would have felt flat, and a bit life-less.

Once i had all my characters on models, my lines’s size defined, and my characters animation set in stone, i just had to inbetween everything to reach a ratio of 25 frames/1 second, it’s what we call a 1′s exposition in french, i don’t know how to say it in english, but the important part is that it helps your eyes understanding the movement, and in a shot with so many characters, and a movement as fast as this one, it was absolutly necessary to have everything at one, it’s also one of the thing that helps achieving this 3D effect, as we tend to see most of our 2D animation at 2 or 3 and our 3D animation at 1 (or 0.5)

And we’re nearly finished! after that i just colorised the characters, once they were, i was sure of the negative space around them, and were to put the confettis you see on the ground, it’s an other thing that helps defining depth in the shot, a solid ground under the feets of the characters.

And of course once i had everything in place i just had to add the flying confettis! I animated them straight ahead, as i already had my camera movement and my characters it was child’s play to guess the size, the orientation and everything else; it’s like animating in 2D on a 3D scene, thou know exactly where thou are, but it doesn’t have the cons 3D scene have, the space isn’t so big you get lost in it, thou know exactly what’s on screen, and it doesn’t feel dead.

I wanted them to flow through in order to lead the eyes of the audience and to make the whole movement flow more fluently, this way thou don’t look too much at all the characters and thou don’t get lost in the details, because thy eyes are attracted by the colored and bright moving dots through the image.

And that’s it! 
An other intersting thing about this shot is that i cuted it in 3 parts in order to simplify the tvpaint file.
It means this process only cover this part, which is the second one, the others weren’t exactly done the same way, but the process was more interesting for this part, that’s why i didn’t added the others.

Hope it’ll help thou in thy journey. 

anonymous asked:

Valentine's Day prompt: cheerleader yuuri

Victor stares at Yuuri, open-mouthed. The bottle of champagne that he’s holding in his left hand almost falls to the floor before he tightens his grip. “Yuuri,” he says, mouth dry.

“Oh, ah, is it not good?” Yuuri asks, blushing hard. He’s looking up at Victor through his thick kohl lashes. “I’ve never been with someone for Valentine’s Day,” Yuuri is honest. “I didn’t know what I was supposed to do.”

Victor preens a little at being the first person Yuuri’s deemed exceptional enough to share a romantic holiday with. But this is their first Valentine’s and whatever he was expecting from his lover, it was not this.

Yuuri continues. “So I checked online. But chocolates and flowers…” he sighs a little. “It didn’t seem personal enough?”

“I wasn’t expecting anything,” Victor finds his voice. He can’t look away from Yuuri, though. He’s still stuck standing there in their kitchen, looking like an idiot with the bottle in one hand and two glasses in the other.

“I know, but… I wanted to?” Yuuri tells him, bitting his bottom lip. “And the internet told me that giving your lover one of their sexual fantasies was also acceptable.”

Victor whines a little. He’s not sure if he’s more pleased by the word ‘lover’ or ‘sexual fantasy’ on Yuuri’s lips.

“And, well, we haven’t really talked about sexual fantasies?” Yuuri says shyly, which is true because their relationship is still pretty new and Victor hadn’t wanted to scare Yuuri away just yet. “So I looked that up too? And this one seemed to be at the top of most lists.” He pulls at the outfit.

“Oh.” Victor says, swallowing hard and looking Yuuri up and down. He’s barefoot, and long legs bare too, all the way up to the cute little blue, pleated skirt that’s around his waist. His midriff is showing too because he has a matching crop-top shirt on as well. It’s the prettiest cheerleading outfit Victor has ever seen. (Although that might just be because Yuuri’s wearing it so well.)

He looks adorable, staring out of his glasses that match his outfit, fidgeting under Victor’s gaze. Victor doesn’t even dare ask where Yuuri got it from (because if he hears anything close to ‘Yurio helped’, the whole scene will be ruined). 

“Is it okay?” Yuuri asks, looking like he’s about to panic.

That’s Victor’s cue to snap out of the trance he’s in. He carefully puts the glasses and champagne on the kitchen island out of the way. “I don’t think I’ve ever had a fantasy like this before,” he purrs. Yuuri looks upset for a second before Victor continues, “But now that I’ve seen you in such a cute outfit, I don’t think I’ll ever stop thinking about it. You make such a perfect cheerleader, Yuuri.”

Yuuri blushes as Victor stalks towards him, grabbing at the hem of the skirt. Fuck do Yuuri’s legs look amazing. And his bellybutton is calling out to be kissed.

Victor hums in appreciation, Yuuri looks even better up close. “Are you going to come to the rink dressed like that now? Will you cheer for me from the sidelines like that? Ahhh, how perfect.”

Yuuri’s cheeks are flushed pink. “Victor-” he murmurs, but he doesn’t stop Victor from running his hand up under the top to touch one of Yuuri’s nipples.

“Do you have a routine to show me, then?” Victor asks, raising one eyebrow.

Yuuri licks his lips and Victor can’t help himself - he leans forward to kiss him. His heart feels full. Yuuri went to all this trouble for him. Had put himself out there - not knowing if Victor would enjoy it or not. Which is ridiculous, really, because Victor’s going to like anything Yuuri does for him. 

“If you let me finish-” Yuuri says when they both pull away from the kiss, breathing a little faster than before, “-I could tell you that I have pom pom’s in the bedroom.”

“Lets go, then, I want to see your cheerleading Eros,” Victor teases.

Yuuri laughs, his nervousness gone now that Victor’s shown whole-hearted interest. He winks at Victor as he heads towards their bedroom, bypassing the wide windows and the view of St. Petersburg that had been part of Victor’s plans for tonight. This is so much better though, and the champagne will keep until they’re finished. 

Victor thanks the Valentine’s day gods (if there are any) for the way the skirt flips up in the back as Yuuri walks, showing off the round edges of Yuuri’s ass. “Gimme a ‘D’,” Victor mutters, following his partner into the bedroom.

5

It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010) - Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

5 bullets on this film:

  • I think this movie deals with the topic of mental illness very well, without being too heavy, but in a sensitive way. It’s deep and it makes you think a lot, but there are some funny scenes as well. If you ever feel sad, watch this, it’ll make you feel better.
  • Zach Galifianakis and Emma Roberts are great, they really got into their roles. I loved how all the characters were well-developed  and how each one of them represented different mental illnesses.  
  • The musical interludes basically made the entire movie.
  • The setting is basically the same during the whole movie: a psychiatric hospital. However, the colors and the nice cinematography make everything seem cute and not-boring.
  • When I was around 14 I used to get really sad sometimes, so I watched this film and it really helped me. I also read the novel written by Ned Vizzini, which was based on his own life. I recently found out that he commited suicide in 2013 and I am devastated. When you feel sad, please don’t do anything stupid. 
Reveling in Richonne

#76: The “…Together”

In the final seconds of this amazing scene, Rick proceeds to give us one of the cutest moments in the show’s history. 😊👌🏽 (Dramatic of me to phrase it that way? Maybe. Shame for saying it that way? None at all. 😋)

But to backtrack for a minute, so after Rick proposes 😋  they seal the deal with a kiss, and Michonne adorably kisses his wrist. It’s literally too perfect. And y'all please tell me I wasn’t the only one who noticed the way she looks at him and then looks away!?

This tiny little look really stuck out to me cuz I feel like this was the first time Michonne fully caught Rick looking at her like she’s his ☀️🌙⭐️. Like we can’t see his face in this shot but you know he’s looking at her like she’s his everything in that moment and the way Michonne looks at him and looks away, she saw it.

She saw his signature look lol. And I notice that they both look away cuz this has to be a lot to take in. Cuz, for real, think about how aware they are of how deeply in love they themselves feel. And then to see someone look at you with the same depth and intensity that you love them. It’s overwhelming in the best way.

Plus, that was legit a wedding kiss so they’ve pretty much just agreed to commit to each other for the rest of their lives. And as natural as that is for them, you can tell it’s also a big deal for them to have now verbally acknowledged this, and you can feel the simultaneous joy and comfort and surrealness that they’ve gotten from sharing this moment. 😊

So Michonne looks away and tells him she’s going to eat five more of those RTE dinners. It’s adorable and again I love that Michonne has no qualms with expressing her love for food. 👏🏽

Like she’s not interested in doing that fake cutesy“I eat like a bird" thing in front of her man, cuz this is an apocalypse and that fake image doesn’t matter. I’m here for it lol. 👌🏽

And it’s just so cute that they can shift the tone from that heartfelt proposal to this lighthearted moment seamlessly. 

It just goes to show that you don’t love Richonne just for one element of the relationship, cuz they have so much versatility.

Like it’s not like Richonne is just about their jokes or just about their strategizing or just about their uplifting speeches. They’re literally all of that rolled into one, hence why this relationship is a gift that keeps on giving. 🙌🏾

So after Michonne says the dinners thing Rick laughs because they’re the best at making each other laugh and then he mentions how they don’t have to get everything done tomorrow. And it’s true, Michonne’s list of things to do tomorrow was a bit jam packed lol. 😂

Rick tells her “We can take our time." It’s sweet and saying it this way implies that he knows it’s not that they need more time, it’s that he wants more time. Like he could have said we need more time but by saying it the way he does, he’s saying it’s more about them enjoying the moment as well.

And then that’s further solidified when he says "If we go another day, another one after that, it’s fine.”

In an earlier post I had mentioned how when Rick was asking for “just a little more” time I was surprised he said a day and a half more and not a month. Now I realize that our old pal Rick was just going to slowly add on days until it resulted into a month lol. 😂

It’s honestly so sweet that he wants to extend this time with her. Like that’s how you know you’re with the right one when it could just be the two of you for days and you feel like I want even more days with just us. He’s a man in love, y'all. ☺️

And I love that Rick puts this suggestion to stay a few more days out there like he hasn’t been doing that the whole trip. 😂

It’s funny cuz it feels like he tries to present this as a new idea like “Here’s a random thought that just now popped in my head, how about we stay longer than the already extended time we’ve been out here”. I love it lol. 😋

And of course he says this after they’ve sort of sealed the deal on the longevity of this relationship cuz you can tell that, in this moment, both of them are more aware than ever of how much they are in love with the person sitting across from them and how much time they want together.

This is a whole other level of love than they’ve both ever had so because it’s so new and so right they want to keep reveling in it. Rick and Michonne revel in Richonne too, y'all. 😋

But Rick doesn’t just stop at suggesting a few more days, he also tries to present Michonne with some persuasive reasons why they should stay longer.

He tells her “I mean the place is clear. It’s locked up tight. We found the only way in so…” (When I first heard this I was like why am I so extra that I’m happy the word “clear” was said in 7x12 just cuz it barely connects to the OG Richonne episode? 😂 I’m glad that I later saw others be happy about this as well)

But I love that Rick sort of trails off essentially being like “Alright I’ve made a pretty convincing argument so…what do you say?” lol.

And the way he’s talking, like he’s so hopeful that he’s convinced her. But Sis is extremely good at keeping her eye on the prize. Like almost shockingly good, cuz I know most people would have been like boo you right, tell ASZ we’ll be back in a month. 😂

But Michonne again says “We should get back.” It’s interesting the way she says it. Like, once more, she can sense that there’s something deeper going on and more to this than Rick just casually wanting to stay out.

I think part of why Michonne feels they should go back is cuz she wants more trips like this with Rick without the looming threat of Negan. In her eyes, I think she wants to take out these oppressive people sooner than later so that the next time her and him come out here they can truly and fully just enjoy themselves without worries.

But you know Rick has to give it another shot, right? Like of course if Michonne were to say “We’re going back” then they’re going back, but since she said we should as in “We should but I don’t want to” lol Rick takes that as one more chance to show her why they shouldn’t .

He tells her that “If we’re getting the guns it doesn’t matter if it takes a little longer.” This is just so funny and cute to me cuz it’s kind of like when you finish your assignment in class earlier than you thought and rather than move on to the next thing you relish the free time you have.

I feel like Rick is saying, “We’re getting guns and, for all people know, that could have taken a week, so let’s take a week.”

He’s so passionate about this lol. Like he’s trying to be causal but he seriously wants more time with her.

And then Rick realizes maybe he should change his approach. Cuz he had been trying to win her over with practical reasons why they could stay but one thing Rick has known since the protein bar in “Clear” is his girl is a foodie lol. 😋

He tells her to wait cuz he’s “been waiting to show you this one”. Okay first *swoons from the day 7x12 aired until eternity* Second; This man literally always takes in his surroundings and thinks what can I give Michonne. 😊

Like when did he see this food package and think I’m going to surprise her with this at some point? Rick’s little romantic heart gives me life. 🙌🏾

So he’s been meaning to show her this and he’s so excited to take out this food package and then the part that makes this one of the cutest moment in TWD’s history (yep, said it again lol) is when he says “It’s chili and mac and cheese…together.” 😊☺️😋

I adore the way he says this. Like he really says it like he’s dropped the mic. I have probably talked a hundred times about how I love their playfulness. But let me say it again for good measure; I love it!

Like these two are the most boss, beast, baddest people in the apocalypse and yet they are just straight up goofballs with each other. I love that they know what will make the other person laugh and smile.

And then Rick says “C'mon” in a way that is adorable and reminds you that Rick very much has southern roots lol.

I feel like he also says this cuz he knows he’s got her with this one. And sure enough Rick’s new approach totally wins her over. It’s too cute not to. 😋

She playfully grabs them from him just like she grabbed the mints in 6x10. And she smiles at him knowing he has once again crept further into her heart.

Every aspect of this scene is so so good and so glowy and heartwarming. Like this whole scene was preciousness personified. 😌

This is the 7x12 moment, from the beginning of the scene to this last shot, that I think we were all waiting for and hoping for the minute we heard 7x12 would be a Richonne bottle. Like there was so much real, genuine, and deep chemistry and love conveyed in just one scene.

And of course everyone involved delivered. Like Richonne can slay walkers all day, but they slay us with scenes like these. I really believe that if love were to manifest itself as something visible it would look a lot like this scene right here. 

And I love that after this scene Rick and Michonne both officially know that, for the rest of their lives, they want to be…together.  😊🙌🏾😋 

8

either way it’s a win for donghae  ¬‿¬

> bts reacting to you wanting them to hold your breasts when you cuddle

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seokjin ; he would be all blushing, trying to hold back his embarrassed smiles. he would be okay with your request, doing what you asked of him but he would make it awkward. seokjin would probably very awkwardly hover his hands over your chest making sure you didn’t mean it as a joke before cupping your breasts.

yoongi ; to be honest, most of them would be really shy about it. since yoongi is always on the grind and tired, i don’t think you’d need to ask him if he was comfortable enough with you and vice versa. i feel like he’d do it unconsciously and if you didn’t say anything about it, he’d keep doing it.

hoseok ; this grown maknae would be jumping off the walls because of your request. i can see him being slightly too excited and just making the whole scene dramatic and unnecessary. he’d be happy doing it though, he’d tease you about it too.

namjoon ; this lil perv can react in two different ways. he can either be this cute smol (giant) who’d be covering his face from embarrassment and sheepishly hold your chest or be all smirks, probably thinking it’s your excuse to start some sexy time lmao.

jimin ; squishy squishy squishy is all i have to say. he’d be so shy, eye smiles a go with his smol bean self. he’d pull you onto his lap so that you sat perfectly on his lap, holding your chest. he’d bury his head into the crook of your neck and shoulder, being a cute shy bean :).

taehyung ; he’d tease the heck out of you, making you embarrassed for asking him to do that. but he’d assure you that he was totally down to cuddle while holding your bewbs ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( i apologize as you can see i’m v immature )

jungkook ; similar to namjoon, i think he’d have two reactions to your request depending on how he was feeling. he might be totally down and pull you in his arms right away or he could be a bean and absolutely refuse to do it with flushed cheeks. i can bet that his extra ass would leave the room too tbh.

p.s there’s no gifs cause my ass don’t own a computer so :)) i cri

anonymous asked:

talk to me about malec taking madzie to disneyworld 👀👀 she loves tiana bc she looks like her!!! which makes her super excited!!! and she gets all the photos with her!!! but also tangled is her fave and they buy her a lil pascal toy!! or smth idk u go from here

i spy #shaum references good this counts haha

  • okay so alec is no disney expert, and magnus is reasonably aware of the concept
  • it’s actually clary and simon who get madzie hooked on those films
  • magnus tends to improve things by using his magic to create real frogs or fireflies or fishes or whatever fits the movie/scene that’s on
  • madzie tries to copy him with varying levels of success, which is as adorable as it sounds
  • and so when it comes to alec’s big weekend off, magnus insists on taking madzie to disney world because it’s where dreams come true, alexander
  • (she’s young and she’s been through enough and she deserves some dreams)
  • alec ends up wearing a pair of mickey mouse ears all day, which magnus finds unbearably cute
  • they queue up like complete mundanes, and as they’re wandering around, madzie wants to know when she can meet the princess
  • and alec wants to cry because there are at least 8 princesses around, what do you mean the princess, how am i meant to work this out
  • but magnus, pro as always, just cruises them right over to tiana’s part of the park for when she arrives, and as soon as she gets on the scene madzie’s whole face just lights up
  • she bounces straight over there and starts chattering away, and alec just stands there with his arm around magnus and smiles because it’s so nice to see that little girl so happy
  • they take way too many photos and spend way too long there, but magnus thanks tiana very well, and madzie skips off looking happier than ever
  • they go on all these cute rides and spend the whole day exploring
  • magnus and alec are disgustingly couple-y which earns them a few looks from some people but they’re both extremely good at ignoring those by now
  • alec doesn’t always understand what’s going on, but part way through the day catarina takes madzie off to the castle leaving alec and magnus to their own devices
  • and all alec knows is magnus insists on going on all the ~dark and scary rides where they can sit a little too close and hold hands, and there’s something so lovely about having magnus in his arms when there’s all these people around, even if they can’t see
  • (there’s an incident on the pirates of the caribbean ride where alec thinks he sees a demon. it’s embarrassing for everyone, but they end up laughing so hard alec gets a stitch afterwards).
  • anyway eventually they hook up with madzie and cat again, and madzie is exhausted, so cat says she’s gonna portal her home.
  • magnus is all for going too until he spots a store window, when he promptly drags alec off there rather than going home
  • and magnus buys madzie this cute little pascal toy, because look, tangled is her second favourite disney movie ever
  • clary and simon are scandalised that the disney renaissance didn’t win that contest but whatever, they don’t get a say
  • and so they portal home, and magnus tucks madzie in with her lil toy, which she is overjoyed to find in the morning
  • the two of them go home, and magnus pulls his coat off thinking his work here is done
  • but then alec has this ring box in his hand, which he somehow managed to sneakily buy in the store when magnus wasn’t looking (how that was possible, magnus will never know)
  • “are you proposing, alexander?”
  • “no, not yet. just commemorating.”
  • it’s a really nice fuckin ring
  • but magnus is more hung up on the not yet than the ring
  • they kiss, and magnus wears that thing every chance he gets
  • and if anyone asks why one of his rings has mickey mouse on it, magnus just smiles and says a special someone gave it to them
  • jokes on you, it wasn’t walt disney

send me an au and i’ll expand on it!

anonymous asked:

Have you ever done an analysis on the gifset you just reblogged, with Phil saying 'You loved it, you wanna do it more'? When I first watched that moment I thought it was very flirtatious, the sort of thing that (back then) they wouldn't have normally said anywhere except at home with the cameras off

Could you pls talk about the you loved it iconic moment? I believe there’s not much to say apart from the obvious teasing and giggling but I still adore to read your opinions and what you believe they thought during that kind of moments ♡

ugh wow BLESS both of you for asking about this moment, bc i am truly emotional over how much i love this moment and really the whole scene that precedes it with phil quizzing dan about dragon words. you might think i don’t have a lot to say but like,,, do you know me?? ?? ?? naturally, i have SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT THIS and am hAPPY to ramble about it at length. 

this video came out a few months before i started watching dan and phil and i remember going on an odyssey of watching all of their videos and seeing this moment and thinking that it felt so substantially different to any other particular scene from their vids in the past few years. and i decided that it’s because it is one of the only times where dan treats one of phil’s questionable remarks/innuendos as though it’s directly being addressed to him (bc it literally is lol) and he reacts accordingly (that blush!!!! the averted eyes!! !) when i first saw it i couldn’t decide if i thought it was super fucking cute or just horrifically cringe and awkward (i still kind of think it is the latter tbh, because something about it makes you, the viewer, really aware that THEY are really aware of the camera and the audience and you can physically feel them being constrained by this amorphous audience gaze in that moment). i settled on it being both though–that awkwardness is definitely there, where they’re flirting but they’re doing it in a somewhat stiff manner and dan is clearly searching for a sarcastic reply to phil’s “you wanna do it more,” in order to turn it into a typical ‘weird phil/normal dan’ exchange. this is why he starts saying “alright–that’s–that was–” but he’s clearly a bit too flustered to come up with anything witty and dismissive. so then there’s a really obvious jump cut and it’s just ,,, so good. cute that phil succeeded in making dan so flustered and just sat there gently giggling about it in his very phil way, cute that dan was so blush and giggly too, and then super fuckin cute and significant that they decided to LEAVE THIS WHOLE ExCHANGE IN THE VID and happily share it with us. i mean looking back on it now there’s hardly anything remarkable about it in comparison to all of the ridiculous and blatant flirting they get up to these days on dapg, but for that time it seems like the decision to not cut that part out was a big one. 

regarding the lil quiz scene before it … damn. some actual Gold. i feel like dan was genuinely surprised by phil introducing this bit (as in, it wasn’t pre-planned at all) and i love how candid his reaction to it feels. i think that the lack of preparedness for it is the reason that dan seems unable to even slightly conceal his fondness throughout. it’s just bursting out of him no matter how much he bites down on his smile, and it’s so fucking cute. the way he almost proudly is like ‘if you’re wondering what it’s like to be phil’s friend in any social situation … he comes prepared with icebreakers,’ to underscore how creative and funny phil is. THE LEVEL OF WARMTH AND SOFTNESS IN HIS VOICE and the cute, disgruntled exasperation when he’s like “that’s a phil” in response to “skeen,” it’s so!!!!!!!! ! !! ! ! the really intense way he just stares at phil with a tiny smile when phil is wrapping up the quiz and saying “come for the game leave with some knowledge.” ahhhhhh. dan tried so hard to maintain that sarcastic veneer of like,, ‘phil wtf u and ur weird ideas this is so dumb wtf it’s taking the momentum out of the game wtf i’m going to roll my eyes so hard they fall out w t f’ but like in actuality it is one of the softest things i have ever seen. it really reminds me of one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE dnp videos: the great baby animal quiz. i used to watch this ALL THE TIME when i was sick or sad bc it’s a solid 2 and a half minutes of some of the softest bants they’ve ever had, and dan just blatantly adoring the shit out of phil and his animal facts :( they are so cute and good and nice :(

DT’s TW Fic Recs #6

It’s the weekend, have some fic to read!


What’s your damage? by ElisAttack 

Pairing: Sterek

Why: This fic is really cute! Stiles a handyman, which I honestly think suits him, who works with a team to repair damage that superheroes cause. He ends up in New York, helping fix up Hale’s Bistro while slowly befriending (and crushing on) the somewhat surly owner. He ends up repairing Derek’s life in more ways than one, helping him solve a little mystery in addition to fixing up the bistro.

untitled ficlet by @thepsychicclam

Pairing: Sterek

Why: It’s a short little fic, but it’s a lot of fun! Stiles calls the Sheriff’s station, expecting the usual dispatcher, and gets someone named Derek instead. Stiles decides to keep calling (of course) and gradually develops a crush just from listening to Derek’s voice. Honestly, it’s just really adorable, give it a read!

take me back by @matildajones

Pairing: Sterek

Why: This is a very cute childhood friends AU! It was lovely to see the progression between them, from Stiles essentially being a nuisance, to becoming someone Derek could fall in love with. These two dorks are adorable through the whole thing, and I especially loved the scene with the first kiss!

untitled not!fic by @helenish

Pairing: Sterek

Why: I honestly love the way this touches on some of Derek’s issues without being too heavy-handed, and mostly focuses on Derek wanting to be, you know, a better kisser. And so Stiles decides he is the best one for the job, as he’s had tons of practice. Seriously, this was a lovely little snippet, check it out! (Also, the gifset with this is great. So much kissing.)


Outsiders Season 2 Episode 10

What an awesome episode! I loved that we got a taste of day to day life on the mountain. So far we’ve heard more about peace, love, and happiness up there than we’ve actually seen… it’s all been left to the word of characters we love and trust, like Hasil and Lil Foster, so it was really nice to see a little bit of it for ourselves… even with everything that is going on up there. Haylie seemed pretty impacted by what she witnessed and experienced and good. We need her on the side of the Farrells. One, she could be of huge help to them I think, and two, it seems like that’s the only way Hasil avoids getting thrown in prison for kidnapping. Yikes.

I really did love the episode as a whole, but you know I have to focus on our Sasil boos! ❤️ I was smiling ear to ear throughout their little opening scene… Hasil working out, Sally Ann on the phone. I live for these little domestic moments. I was so happy that Sally Ann got an interview and I loved seeing Hasil happy for her too. She looked adorable in her little floral overall outfit thing. How cute is she?

 Hasil was hurting after his pushups, but Sally Ann knows how to make it better

 She always has 😏

 I’m with her though. It’s time to stop fighting. Every time he goes out there he is risking serious injury and imprisonment. I hate that Sally Ann’s job interview didn’t go well, but I guess Hasil would still want to be earning some money himself even if it did. I wish they had more options.

It was interesting and sweet seeing a Hasil that was very much in need of some verbal confirmation of Sally Ann’s love this episode.

Seeing his change in demeanor when he heard what he needed and wanted to hear was everything.

And if we somehow had any doubts about what that meant to him after he whooped ass, we got this little scene

 That meant everything to him and that’s just precious to me. I was literally Frida when Sally Ann said those words

Just wish we could have went back to casa Sasil with them for the consummation of this profession of love ha

But seriously though. We gonna get some sexy Sasil this season? After all they’ve been through, I need some sasil-first-time level sexy

 Based on the previews for the last few eps, it does seem that we’ll get some kind of in bed/intimate scene though. Which is good bc I love quiet moments with these two. Hopefully they are happy and nothing horrible happens and they can make it into the [hopeful] third season together and in one piece.

To me, the best indicator that there is something off about this whole scenario is the fandom reaction to Deckhand!Hook v. fandom reaction to WW!Hook.

Deckhand Hook was definitely the comic relief of that episode, lbr, but there was something about him that resonated to Killian’s actual character, and to real world!CS as well. He wasn’t mocked, he wasn’t literally the clown-with-dog portion of the play, but the whole situation was funny af while also having that grace to have a wee bit of depth and also to give a bit of depth to the character we know and love.

Not going to speak for anyone else, but I legit have zero problem with Killian being comic relief. But with deckhand!Hook, we loled at his allergy, his cluelessness, and his general cinnamon-roll-ness. And Emma was gently ribbing him during the whole ‘regular Jack Sparrow’ scene, and that was cute af, too. And as far as I’ve seen, I’ve really never seen objections to deckhand!Hook or the way Emma interacted with him at all. Plus, even before a TL confirmation, she was owning her relationship with him. ‘I sense we might be close’ ‘Very.’

I’m hoping that it’s not Emma looking at him like…wtf, him buffooning around, and then being knocked out, all the while her treating him with mild revulsion. The Emma I know and love wouldn’t look at this version of her TL alone, lonely, and at rock-bottom and think ‘ick’ and try to downplay her connection to him. She’d maybe have a flicker of shock and amusement at first glance, but she’d recognise the implications (like she did in the AU: that sad little “of course you are”), and would have empathy and emotion, just in the same way she had empathy and emotion watching deckhand!Hook die. Even if she knows she has her Killian safe at home (and legit, I’m still ??? at how they in-universe know this for sure), for her to have zero emotional reaction/connection is just ??? and frankly upsetting as a CS devotee.

And look, I’m not expecting the same kind of beautiful scene with her realising how much Killian means to her after deckhand!Hook died, but it’s OOC af for her not to give a fuck about this version of Killian.

As usual, I’m fully allowing for there to be some contextual element that brings all of that together when the episode airs, but as of right now, it seems like this entire WW plot is an actual giant waste of space.

I understand what people are saying re: this being a twisted world wrought by the EQ’s mind but again:

  1. That wasn’t universally agreed on in the writers room while the writing was happening
  2. Why? Why should I want to spend two episodes exploring a world that’s indicative of the psyche of EQgina? Why do they think I want a straight 84 minutes of “sassy Regina” come to actual life?

 And if nothing is real and it doesn’t matter, why the hell should I care? This whole concept of the wishworld was sloppily and incompletely conceived and it continues to make itself evident.

(although, if the moral of the story is that what Regina thinks actually has no bearing on the world at large, well… that’s something I can get behind, but I didn’t need 84 minutes of breaking down my favs to know that, thanks.)

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I’d say a cute aspect of Oikawa was shown during his first anime appearance, when he came to say “I’m going to crush you, Tobio-chan”. Because, wasn’t he waiting at the gate!? He had to get there before Karasuno left. That was way too adorable. Now that I think about it, he was really cute in that scene wasn’t he? He was trying to act cool the whole time and even prepared such a long speech.
          — Daisuke Namikawa (Oikawa’s VA) in Haikyuu Radio #13

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Le Mouvement Final - Spoiler Free Report

*Warning - long ass post. 

I went to see the musical in Tokyo 4 times this year! I had only planned on seeing it 3 times, but well… 😅 Before my first show I got my nails done at my usual place, Cocotte in Harajuku. I asked for the planets (/moon) for each senshi plus shooting stars for the lights. To see more of Mashima’s incredible work, check out his insta! He paints every tiny detail by hand with itty bitty brushes. 

Wednesday, September 13
I went to this show by myself, but was able to meet up with the lovely @redcat36 @miniaturephantomprincess and @clockworkangel ! Everyone was super sweet and it was wonderful to be able to share the myu experience with fellow international moonies who were just as crazy for the cast as me.😆 This was also the fateful day in which I made the mistake of buying just enough can badges to get myself hooked. My seat was in the 6th row on the left side (facing the stage) so my view was good other than occasionally having a few things blocked by cast members or set pieces. I’m very glad that I wasn’t alone in how much crying I was doing throughout the show. Everyone around me had tissues out and you could hear sniffling throughout the theater. That evening Hinari played Chibi Chibi, and you could hear the whole theater squeal when she first appeared on stage. TOO. CUTE. 💖 Poor Shuu had a lot of mishaps - she flubbed one line, her suspenders popped off, and she almost missed touching Sayaka’s hand during THAT scene. After the show there was a Starlights + Kakyuu sendoff, which went by WAY too fast. I later learned I could slow it down a bit and am sad I didn’t do this for the Lights, but alas. After the show we waited outside the theater to say goodbye to the cast. Hinari gave everyone high fives (AWW) and the Lights stopped to talk to people for a bit! Saki shook my hand and noticed my Kuma Crafts Star Yell necklace and said my Galaxia + Animamates t-shirt was cool.💚

Friday, September 15
This time I went with my good friend @kaikinapela  and once again met up with the other girls. This was one of the “fanclub service days” which I have to say was a disappointment. The possible prizes were a photoshoot with the cast, a signed pamphlet, or… a sticker. As you can probably guess, we all got the sticker. I think they could have done better for a third prize, especially considering the sticker was the same image as the flyer. They could have at least given us an original photo! We did, however, miraculously manage to get first row seats through the fanclub! The picture of the stage above is from that seat. I’m not sure it quite does justice to how crazy close we were. The actresses were all about 2 feet in front of my eyes, it was insane. Several times I got distracted from the show by just staring at whoever was in front of me. This is when I learned that Kobayashi Yuka (Seiren) has a belly button piercing lol. This day I also had AMAZING luck with can badges - I managed to pick two signed ones! Rimo and Kaede💛💚  This night Chise was playing Chibi Chibi and she got just as much of a gasp from the crowd at her adorableness. She’s much smaller than Hinari! During the curtain call I managed to catch eyes with Meiku and Mirai. Airi, who is the most adorable ball of energy on the planet, waved at us twice and made a heart with her hands in our direction.💖  She’s too cute! My friend has been trying to catch Yuga’s rose since 2013, but was sadly thwarted again - she did get an apology look from Yuga in return for her disappointed face, though.😉   

Saturday, September 16
Same group of girls for this show! This time @kaikinapela and I were seated in the 10th row in the center (right behind ROOT, the former Jadeite, incidentally). Once again I had crazy luck with can badges - this time I pulled 3! Yume, Satomi, and Saki! I still can’t believe I got my two favorite characters (Venus/Healer) and SATOMI. Yume’s signature says “Thank you very much! Let’s meet again!” and Satomi’s says “Satomi Cosmos.” The others signed their name and did a doodle. 💖  We were back to Hinari for this show. I have to say, she was my favorite (more on this later). Though I loved being so close to the stage for the other two shows, this was the first time I fully appreciated all of the visual effects. I hope everything comes through on the DVD. After the show there was a sendoff from the Inners, and this time I at least managed to properly make eye contact with each of them as we went by. 

Monday, September 18
This was my bonus show. I hadn’t managed to get tickets for it online, but loved the other shows so much I had to try to get into the Tokyo finale. I waited in the insanely long line for the same day ticket lottery and drew “awaiting cancellation (#5).” This means I was 5th in line to get a ticket if someone cancelled. I thought for sure this meant I wouldn’t get in, but no! I managed to get one of the folding chairs they added behind row 6. It was incredibly uncomfortable but WORTH IT. This meant I was in front of an aisle, which is a good place to be on the last day. During Moonlight Densetsu everyone but the villains, Cosmos, ChibiChibi, and Moon (with her giant wings) ran out into the audience. At first no one was coming down our aisle, but I made sure to hold my yellow light high and Rimo saw! She came down our row for high fives. 💛 Later Mikako made a second pass and came down our aisle too. ♥ When everyone returned to the stage to wave and bow, Rimo pointed at me, waved, and blew a kiss! I almost didn’t believe she was aiming at me since she was on the opposite side of the stage, but I was the only yellow light around. 😭 💛  That evening the inners + Tux gave short speeches, and I could see Meiku trying not to cry.💔  Poor little Chise just looked bewildered the whole time. After the show I managed to talk to all 3 of the Lights! I was wearing my signed Healer and Venus badges, so Saki gently patted her own badge and then flicked Venus in the face.😆  Meiku was very surprised when I complimented her singing - she doesn’t seem to be very confident, which is unfortunate because she’s very talented. Riona also noticed my badges and asked if I shipped Yaten/Minako. When I said yes, she said “What about Taiki/Ami?” I told her I love them too, and she wondered if she had forced me to say it (she did not). She asked me to wear a Mercury shirt next time.💙  I also met a few other lovely international moonies that evening, but sadly I don’t know their tumblrs! If you guys see this, message me!

Thanks to trading with friends, through twitter, and at the venue, both @kaikinapela and I managed to collect a full set of badges! 



Overall Impressions
I would rank this as one of the best musicals of all time - including the classic Bandai era. I will admit to being biased because the Stars arc is my favorite, but they really pulled out all the stops. The entire cast was amazing, even those who had small roles. Singing was fantastic across the board - the inners have improved a lot and all of the new cast members were great. While it was sad not having Karin stay for the “last” (last!?) musical, Mirai did a great job and was a strong singer. I think everyone will be especially blown away by Galaxia and Kakyuu (who is once again an opera singer!). If you’ve listened to any of Isuzu Coco’s music through her twitter, her Galaxia voice is so different! Much deeper and more powerful.  Poor Sayaka seemed to be sick during the Tokyo shows - her voice got progressively weaker and more hoarse. Hopefully she recovers by the finale! 

The set and visual effects dramatically improved with Amour Eternal and this musical continues that trend. Hotaru does some impressive running up and down moving stairs in her Eternal Moon costume, all of the attacks are projected, and we again have part of a scene projected as a video on stage. You’ll see all the Sailor Crystals float away, which adds another layer of emotion to those scenes. 

Both actresses playing Chibi Chibi were adorable, but Hinari won out as my favorite. Being a little older she was able to speak all of her lines clearly (Chise’s speech was muddled) and she showed a lot more emotion in both her movements and expressions. I’m glad she’ll be on the DVD performance.

A few things were different each show (details in my spoilery post to come), so I hope some sort of compilation ends up on the DVD! 

There were lots of throwbacks to the Bandai era as well as a few references to the past Nelke era musicals. I think overall in tone this was a nice blend of the two styles - there was a lot of humor added and plenty of references to specific anime scenes, but the overall plot was manga oriented and gave proper weight to its serious moments. They find smart ways to keep the whole cast involved throughout the show, despite everyone being killed off pretty quickly (I don’t consider that a spoiler since it’s a manga plot point). 

Everyone is going to LOVE Cosmos. I was seriously shocked by how much Satomi had improved at singing. Taking lessons with Coco and Asami seriously paid off. They found a really touching way to give her a bit more story time than she had in the manga, and I think they’re quite clear about who she really is in this canon. 

This musical had a TON of original music - only two previously used songs made an appearance, and both in shortened versions. “Celestial Born” was made into it’s own song (it initially was part of “Shuketsu - Yume no Atsumaru Basho” during Amour Eternal) and “Music of the Spheres” is used briefly in battle. They save the throwback music mostly for the post-musical curtain call show, which I appreciated. For the first time since the revival of the musicals I loved ALL of the songs (Amour Eternal comes close). One of my few complaints has been the abundance of “talk singing,” where long lines of dialogue (often ripped straight from the manga) are set to awkward, stumbling melody. There is little to none of that this time, and far fewer songs are interrupted by long bits of dialogue. Hopefully sales of the Amour Eternal CD will be good enough to entice them to release another soundtrack - this time with a lot more music. 

They weren’t kidding when they said everyone has a moment to shine. I fell in love with Nyanko and Mouse, despite them having such small parts. Miraculously, even with all the dying and with an enormous cast, everyone was given enough to work with that they were able to truly embody their character. If this truly is the last musical, I’m going to be super bummed that this cast doesn’t get at least one more opportunity to show off how amazing they are. 

  • B*ghead shippers: oh my god the deleted scene was so cute! So much b*ghead!
  • Me: holy shit Archie said she needed Jughead

Aww man i just had a super fun idea of a story and new fusion mechanic for your separated Captain underpants AU!!

So we know gem’s can fuse with more than one other gem, so what if during the times Krupp and Captain Underpants would re-fuse into a single being, there existed a peculiar potential hazard…

Consider if someone else was sandwiched between the two when they re-fused.
Now if it was an adult, or someone of closer to Krupp and Captains size, they’d just get pushed out during the fusion no problem.
But what about say… a fourth grader…or perhaps an evil villain… of less than half their size?

Imagine Krupp accidentally sticking another personality in his head :3

So I bet first time it happens it would go down like this, Captain Underpants picks up his sidekicks in a post victory moment and then pulls the grumpy Krupp in as well for a big group hug, when unexpected to Krupp, they start re-fusing.
Now Harold, being the more nervous of the two, is able to panic and escape just in time, but George doesn’t make it and gets dramatically sucked into the fusion.
The fusion light lasts a little bit longer than it should and makes a bit more of an unsettling sound before it fades and you see a normal looking Mr. Krupp who immediately starts screaming and keels over, clutching his head, shaking, and squeezing his eyes shut once he’s laying on the ground.
Harold of course panics for a moment and screams too before he’s able to comprehend what had happened and tries to calm down enough to try and get Krupp to snap his fingers to defuse, and while he does start glowing and changing shape when he snaps both his fingers, he can’t separate and keeps snapping back to only Krupp laying on the ground, as if absorbing George had somehow glued Mr. Krupp and Captain Underpants together.
After a bit more panicking, he’s able to breathe a bit more evenly and raise to a sitting position, still clutching his head in one hand with a wince of pain on his face, but when he talks, it isn’t Krupp who talks at first but George, who blearily asks Harold what happened, which makes Harold smile through the tears that had started to well up in his eyes with an exclamation of “George!” Before Mr Krupp is able to snap back into control and try to ask George questions about his current status in a panicked tone, with him and George being able to have a conversation seamlessly without the usual blacking out it would take for Krupp to talk to Captain Underpants.
So not being able to split back apart easily, they spend a little adventure figuring out how this setup works as they try to find out how to release George.

So while the Captain Underpants and Krupp personalities are pretty clearly split with an either/or scenario, when you add a third person into the mix , they get more of a co-pilot situation, with the third person always being present whether it’s Krupp or CU in control, and being able to make attempts to control their body.
And it’s kinda like a rock paper scissors situation for the tag along, with Krupp being hard to control thanks to his angry and dominating personality, but being fused with an extra person gives him a bad headache so he doesn’t like being the one in control for long.
Whereas with Captain Underpants, his powers keep him free from the splitting headache that Krupp gets, but him being an easygoing and not too bright guy, he’s pretty easy to control, only ever being able to take control himself if the tag along tries to make him do something especially unheroic. But with switching to Captain Underpants being much easier than switching back into Krupp, it makes it much easier for an unscrupulous tag along to be able to essentially take control of the mind and body of Captain Underpants and use their powers for more nefarious purposes.

Or in this first case, letting a mischievous fourth grader take Captain Underpants for a joy ride. CX

They eventually find out that in order to split after picking up a tag-along, they have to snap both their fingers in order to initiate the de-fusing, but then use extra force to physically pull Captain Underpants and Krupp apart and release the person in the middle.
I’d imagine first time they pull it off would probably involve tying a rope around each wrist, with one tied to a wall and the other to a car or something, snapping fingers, then hitting the gas on the car to pull them apart.
I imagine it’d be near-impossible for them to de-fuse without some external help like this, especially since they’d need their hands free to snap both their fingers.

And i imagine a pretty epic way to do this, like perhaps to defeat a tag-along Poopypants, would be a struggling to stay in control Krupp snapping their fingers.
Then as they’re glowing, grabbing onto something heavy and pushing it off a ledge while grabbing the edge of it on the way down with his other hand, leaving Captain Underpants hanging from the ledge and having to catch Poopypants before he falls, And Krupp plummeting to his doom, with CU having to quickly toss Poopypants onto the ledge and fly down to catch Krupp before he hit’s the ground.
And it’s like one of those classic Superman saving Lois Lane sort of scenes that’s just too cute for words.
So yeah,Mr. Krupp and Captain Underpants being able to fuse with an extra person!

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I keep doodling Space Cowboys Klance from wonderful fics by @thisgirlhastales

Me: there isn’t anything like “too many re-reads” *returns to re-reading this for bazillion-th time*

Me: no way I can draw sultry Lance, but maybe I can make him look badass.
Me: *doodles cute chibis*

Also, I added guns to my imaginary list of things I can’t draw.
P.S. In the first image I didn’t intend the thing to cover Lances whole face (actually, this started as a try of redraw one scene), but.. eh.

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MCU The Winter Soldier x Star Wars TFA AU 


On Your Left: How It All Began


Finn as Captain America and Poe as Falcon

What do you do when you’re too shy to ask out the cute guy in your neighbourhood? Get his attention by running literal rings around him every day while he’s on his morning jog! He’ll be so impressed that he’s bound to fall in love with you immediately! There’s no way this plan can fail!

(Finn’s not very good at the whole dating thing)

Prequel to this (x)


anonymous asked:

i wonder if even 10% of the reylos (and i am one, just as a disclosure) that want the "cliff scene" to happen realize that the whole 'damsel in distress' trope is something that star wars is not going to engage in this time around. like she doesn't need kylo to jump into the ocean and save her. it just rubs me the wrong way. like i get that it'd be cute and whatever, but...i HIGHLY doubt they'll go for that.

yeah it wouldn’t really make sense especially because from a character standpoint that would be too much of a heel turn for kylo to do during what i assume will be his first time encountering rey in tlj. not to mention those cliche connotations you discussed lol

like i said the other day, all i’m willing to accept at this point is that there will be a scene in which rey falls into the water and there will be a scene in which kylo is on the island. that’s it. 

anonymous asked:

please enlighten me on why you enjoy servamp so much (genuinely curious) - i tried watching it a while back but it just didn't get me hooked. what am i missing??

030 hoo boi. Okay, as much as I wanna go into a hyper deep analysis like I normally do and list 800 reasons why. I just gotta say anon. It might just be a personal opinion for you and I can’t shove opinions down your throat. ^^;

But how I came to like it WAY MORE was reading the manga afterwards. Cause oh boy I was NOT really fond of the anime’s ending. AT ALL. I watched the anime first and then was just EXTREMELY CONFUSED and was honestly ready to dub this as a “bad series my dude.” But then I kept hearing so much talk about the manga. 

Anon. Amigo. Buddy. Pal.

THE ANIME SKIPS SO MUCH.

  • They legit removed characters. Like they suddenly don’t even exist anymore. 
  • SKIPPED AN ENTIRE ARC FOR LUST PAIR. (and tbh one of the best ones, they basically skipped Lust Pair so we could get to Greed Pair quicker instead. -w-)
  • left out some important dialogue (imo)
  • introduced some characters WAYYYY earlier than they were supposed to be shown.  
  • they also left out some funny/kinda cute moments
  • some scenes are shortened.
  • lots of character development that we don’t get to see in the anime, or characters like Snow Lily, Mikuni, etc. have a less major role in the anime. WHICH SUCKS cause they are so much more than the anime gives them.
  • and so on…..


the whole anime ending is completely made up. Like it’s similar up to a point and THEN BOOM nothing makes sense anymore. There is quite a bit of anime only moments too. So yeah. It doesn’t match up in many ways…. it’s cool we have a anime, but gosh they butchered this series. So maybe give the manga a chance anon???? I see a lot of people say the ending sucked or “didn’t make sense” and they are anime only people.

 and EVERYONE ends up saying “just read the manga” just like I’m saying right now. That’s usually the case with anime vs. manga.

Thank you for your question. Hope you check it out! ^^ or not. It’s up to you!! Have a good day!  ❤❤❤