watched p&p with a group of friends who had never seen it before and i honestly had to hide my crazy a little bit because i just wanted to shout out random facts like “look it begins and ends with a sunrise” or “pay close attention to the evolution of darcy’s outfits and how they correlate to his feelings for elizabeth” and literally quote the movie verbatim but you know, i had to play it cool
And then I realized Prompto was my spirit animal: by someone who hasn’t finished chapter 4
+ riding shotgun is practically a necessity +
♫♪ I. WANT TO RIDE MY CHOCOBO. ALL. DAAAAAY ♫♪ “Can’t get it out of my head!” + gun
+ “That’s right, you hate bugs” “Yeah, can’t stand ‘em”
+ why did you bring me along on this crazy ride again?? what is my purpose here alongside your private tutor/maid/mom friend and personal bodyguard??? + photo hobby + super queer + “We’re alive! Let’s celebrate by eating something DEAD! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧” + CHocObOs!!!1!!1! + HOPELESSLY PINING [I see you looking in the side mirror boy (¬
¬)] + *sigh* “Why do you have to be so photogenic?” + precious cinnamon roll, to good for this world, too pure™
+ but also potential to be a little shit
Dirk is the hardest character to write because he is equal parts the emotional wreck who texts you roughly 3,598 words of Feelings at 4AM when he knows you’re asleep and the aloof asshole who texts “jk” at 5AM when he’s calmed down and then refuses to entertain the notion that any such breakdown ever happened
Ahh, where do I begin? I joined tumblr a little more than a month ago… I still remember staring at my screen, hovering over the ‘post’ button for nearly thirty minutes, haha. It’s scary posting your own work online for others to read and judge, but I’m so happy many of you were able to enjoy it !! I’m really, really thankful for all your compliments and words of encouragement.. I honestly never expected people to be so kind :’))
I hit 1k this morning and I wanted every one of you to know how thankful I am :’)) I wish I could express my thanks with more than just words ! Knowing that there are people who are actually interested in reading my fics and that they possibly enjoy them… There aren’t any words to describe how amazing that is ! Thank you so, so much !!!
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I love that the umbrella scene feels so different but at the same time the same as the rest of the series. The music in the series is most of the time flashy and peppy and feels really cartoony. but this scene was so perfectly slow and god the music is so 'this is between us' but also had that romantically magically feeling. Thomas could've make it very typical with quirky music and heart sparkle effects, but he didn't. The whole scene was just perfect. I hope you understand what I mean haha
MAN I totally feel you anon!! The scene has a sort of weight, presence, and pacing to it that’s different than the rest of the series.
I was just talking about colour keys with @gabzilla-z and how this episode in particular seems to use colours very deliberately. Like!!! You’re right, the show itself is bright and colourful and playful. And if you were to think about the general mood of the show in terms of colour, you’d probably come up with warm tones: reds and oranges and yellows. Ladybug colours, washing through the screen and bringing a sense of action and security. A beacon of hope, like the hero she is.
And in the moment with the rain, it’s /so/ different from what we’re used to (I don’t think we’ve gotten a rain scene before now? Rain is really expensive to animate). It’s shades of blue: more Adrien’s colours, reflecting back to his favourite colour and also his mood. And it makes sense because he’s the one who opens up in this moment and tells Marinette, rather honestly and with a kind of vulnerability, what his intentions were and how this is all quite new to him.
In a way, that moment kind of echoes their ladynoir interaction: there’s a kind of understanding and charge of emotions that’s implicitly understood but not necessarily articulated.
The piano music (also!! a great tie to Adrien’s character), the slower pacing of the scene (because half of that moment is told through the character animation, with the wide eyed states and the laughter and the /passing of the umbrella/ good grief I’m not over this at all), the rain, the darker and cooler palette of colours- it is very different from everything else we’ve seen. And it fits magically within the narrative because that choice is so deliberately and purposefully done. The contrast sets the emotional beat apart and is what consequently wrecks us all.
This show really blows a lot of typical character and story tropes right out of the water and I’m SO glad and astonished that it translates into the animation. That they worked with subtlety and used the gravity of maturity to drive this moment home.