it’s nearing the end of the gala exhibition and yuuri katsuki, first time gold medalist is the last to go. the music sets in. it’s a familiar tune and one that is recognized almost immediately. “I hear a voice crying in the distance / Perhaps you were abandoned too” the crowd is mesmerized. they may not know the translation of the verses being sung but yuuri does the translation himself, through his body, his dance, his expressions. his body is literally creating the music and the people can feel it, the loneliness and the desire for something more. listen, if his copy of victor’s routine went viral when he was out of shape and out of inspiration then this, this was something else.
and then these verses come along, “If I could see you / From hope will be born / Eternity” and suddenly there’s a different spotlight and the people are stirring. it’s victor nikiforov himself donning his old costume, a perfect contrast to yuuri’s. he steps into the ice and people go wild. to think, russia’s living legend. back on the ice.
“Stand by me / Do not go” as victor approaches yuuri, he’s literally reaching out to him, arm extended and wearing such a desperate expression. he wants to express this to yuuri, he wants everyone to know, he wants to reassure yuuri as many times as he needs to. “Dont leave me / I’m afraid of losing you”
“Your hands, your legs / My hands, my legs / Our heartbeats / Blend together” yuuri accepts his hand, literally hand-to-hand as the music says and together they come close enough for their chest to touch. heartbeat to heartbeat. one. their foreheads touch in the process and they look at each other. no one can deny they’re in love, jesus christ look at them. dancing as one.
“We leave together / Now I’m ready” the skate ends similar to the orginial. except instead of victor embracing himself it’s yuuri he has his arms around.
I love the glitches of this Say Goodbye video, and all the ones before, and also the amazing sound effects, but what really gets me is how the entire dialogue of this video was basically double entendres all the way through, plus the flawless acting by Jack, (fucking seriously who knew my boy Sean was so good at theater?? damn!) and the perfectly timed editing by Robin.
I mean it’s all so subtle and so clever that unless you’re really paying attention, and thinking in terms of how Anti would think, I feel like you might miss some of it.
“This is gonna get dangerous” Jack says, and the first delighted and demented chuckle filters through. When he sits down again after investigating the noise, Jack says, his voice faint and lacking confidence: “What the fuck was that?” He looks at the knife for just a few seconds too long, drawing his fingers along it, as if mesmerized.
You wake up and it’s Christmas morning. Just like any kid, you rush out to the family room to find tons of presents under the tree. But the two that catch your eye is that huge penny farthing with a gigantic red bow on it, which sits right next to the tree, and the automata monkey sitting directly in front of the tree.
Giorno greets you with a ‘Merry Christmas’ as he sits up from the couch. He was waiting for this moment when you would wake up, but insists that you have his spot on the couch. The Don decides to bring the automata closer to you so that you could get a better view, and then he starts to crank the musical contraption.
“Now watch closely, Jojo. This one’s special.”
You swear it was magic, but you’re too mesmerized by a live dancing monkey to even question it. But as the music from the wooden box slowly faded, so did the animated creature revert back into its original wooden and cloth form.
“Dance Jail” can be used only against Spiders. While the chain restricts movement, it forces the captured Spider into a tango that shuts off Nen abilities and exhausts physical strength…! Why did Kurapika choose the tango, such an intimate dance, for dealing with the Troupe…? Was it to fuel his rage…? (After escaping Dance Jail once, Chrollo begins to study different dances to be better prepared in the future..)
Warnings: Slight sexual content.
Word count: 1 307
A/N: Yet another idea made up by @pissheadofficial, my spirit animal. Man I have too many ideas for this, maybe I’ll write a sequel.
When people found out that your
friends were werewolves, they became scared and learned to accept it, unlike
you. Once Lydia had told you about her friends being supernatural creatures,
including herself, you couldn’t stop thinking about how they made your heart
I just want you all to know that I am literally going to be on the floor crying in agony and ecstasy when Darren plays Cunanan.
I’ve watched him play 23 seconds of a campy villain four times already. But like a serious drama of a horrible human but so complicated and difficult and brutal and Darren. On a show that already blew me away. That’s it for me.
Whether you like it or not, people change you. It could be conversation that lasts five minutes or one that lasts five years and you’ll never quite be the same person you were before that person came along. It can be an excruciating experience, but it can be quite lovely, too, if you let it be.
I wanted to draw more dancer Sans!! In this au (Dancetale?), everyone knows different styles of dance, but Sans dances hip hop. Or, he used to, until he became aware of all the resets. When he did, his motivation and passion became lost, because, well, “what’s the point?”
I imagine Sans to be passionate about science, but I thought dancing would be fun, too. His movements are quite fluid and mesmerizing when he dances.
First, Benedict. (First, last and always, we start with Benedict.) I know I should just talk about the performance, but never has he been this beautiful. I’m so serious. How the hell did they do that? Whenever Amazon delivers this thing to me, I’m going to have to screencap the whole damned movie.
It’s almost too distracting, you’re just so mesmerized by him you can end up missing the dialogue. Of course, this means you have to see it multiple times, so I’m sure he’s only being this beautiful out of a profit motive.
Performance. I dunno, is there something he was in sometime when he wasn’t perfect? Like a lot of these films written by fanboys who got stuck at the age of 12, the dialogue in some spots really could be so much better. They have the greatest actor on the fucking planet, get someone to write for him. But - here’s the thing - I am almost pathological about people not talking in movies. I exclaimed out loud twice before I put my hand over my mouth to watch. It wasn’t a big special effect or surprise villain materializing, it was the great Cumberbatch as Strange saying something. A single short sentence. It’s like “Bite it.” He just punches you in the heart.
(I won’t tell you the lines, pretty sure you’ll know.)
I actually wasn’t as impressed with Swinton as I expected to be in this. Sigourney Weaver she’s not, and we needed someone that strong in scenes with Benedict, IMO. But maybe you’ll love her. Maybe I will tomorrow when I see it. Maybe I was too busy staring at Strange.
Benedict Wong is the big surprise of this film for me. I’m glad they didn’t feature him too much in the trailers so you’ll have the pleasure of discovering his character. He and Ben play perfectly off one another. This is an actor with the presence and skill to stand up to the Cumberbatch Effect. I really hope he has a significant sidekick kind of position in the new films. The man is a joy to watch.
The rest of the cast is unremarkably excellent. Really fine actors you can count on for terrific performances.
THE MOVIE - STORY - SPECIAL EFFECTS
The great thing about this film is, it just gets better and better as you watch it. No act 2 slump, no getting bogged down in endless action sequences. The story and characters evolve organically. Very nice timing.
I personally find most battle and chase sequences bore the shit out of me. These are pretty good. Not too long, the magic mixed with the slugfest, the special effects not overwhelming as I was afraid they might be, but cleverly integrated into the action between the characters.
IF YOU ARE NOT A COMIC READER
All superheroes have the same issue: they are so powerful they have to be hobbled somehow to make a bit of dramatic tension. They need to be beatable to make the struggle dramatic. Hence, kryptonite. They also have tools, and after you understand the tools, you are asking wait - why didn’t he just call the batmobile to run them over? - or whatever. Comic fans learn to suspend their disbelief and go with it. There’s only one thing in this that might trigger that response. It’s okay, you’ll figure it out at the end or on the way home, so if you have those thoughts, push them aside.
FINALLY - TAKE THIS ADVICE
Stay through the credits. Not just the first part where you think you found the special thing, stay all the way to the very end. Trust me.
He’s at least 5x as beautiful in the film as he is in this picture. Or any picture. It’s …. just go see.
Jeff Buckley performs live at Tower Records on December 16, 1994 in New York.
“I first became aware of the power of Jeff Buckley’s live performances when I saw him do an in-store concert at the East Village Tower Records in December 1994. It was a freezing night, one of those nights when people’s noses turn to radishes and their eyes blast open in fixed gazes of shock, and yet there we all were, waiting at midnight to be granted access into the store, shuffling around and talking to the nearest person to keep our mouths warm. The concert was short but worth the wait. I managed to get a spot somewhere between the Vs and the Ws, not too far from the stage. Buckley, of course, was mesmerizing. He wore a white t-shirt, and his hair was longish, falling into his face—very sexy indeed. A denizen of the East Village at the time, he joked about how weird it was to play where he shopped (it was even weirder for me that I shopped where he shopped). Most of the songs played that night were from his then-new album, Grace, which I had somehow managed to learn all the lyrics to despite only having owned the album for a few weeks.” -Jody Beth Rosen, A Brief Memoir Of An Early Buckley In-Store Appearance