I'm going to give you a new game... a science, robots physics PUZZLE video game and the next one. *gives portal 1 & 2* tell me what end song you prefer!!
[They start playing Portal 1, excited and intrigued. Soon after …]
“THIS IS A FUN GAME!”
“yeah, sure is, bro.”
“… SOMEHOW IT FEELS FAMILIAR.”
“… yeah. a little.”
“IS THIS … LIKE OUR LIVES? I MEAN … OUR LIVES BEFORE?”
“well … the lady we’re playin is a test subject … in a lab … and the person doin the tests is … not great. i mean … it’s not the same or anythin … but it’s … weird …”
[They decide to ignore it. They let themselves become totally engaged with the puzzles, momentarily forgetting the similarities as they finish Portal 1 and play through most of Portal 2. When they see Orange and Blue …]
“THERE’S A TALL ORANGE ONE AND A SHORT BLUE ONE! AND THE ROBOT LADY MADE THEM! MADE THEM TO DO TESTS! SANS, DO THE GAME PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT US?!”
[They look at each other, then back to the screen. They blink. Finally, both of them go silent.]
“… well. it’s a good game anyway.”
[Papyrus clears his throat.] “YES. A GOOD GAME. WITH GOOD MUSIC! I LIKE BOTH ENDING SONGS. BUT I LIKE THE SECOND A LITTLE BIT MORE.”
“uh-huh. songs. music. good.”
[Neither of them are sure how they feel about playing co-op mode]
Clay… H e l m e t. Your name does not belong on this list. But you need to be here if I’m going to tell my story. If I’m going to explain why I did what I did. Because you aren’t every other guy. You’re different. You’re good. And kind. And decent. And I didn’t deserve to be with someone like you. I never would. I would’ve ruined you.
this is just a tiny little detail but I really love how they made Viktor tell Yuuri his wants and desires during the course of the show because it shows a lot of character (and really displays the utmost care his VA put into Viktor’s voice)
it’s SO CASUAL
He says this as if it’s the easiest thing in the world, no big deal, almost a throwaway comment, but knowing how Viktor feels about Yuuri it’s OBVIOUS that this carries a lot more meaning than he lets on
it’s a very natural thing to do because you want to guard the depth of your emotions and fear rejection so you present what you actually want in a way that makes it seem not that important to you, to shield yourself from the eventual rejection and embarrassment that might follow in its wake
he does this again in episode 7
he says this WAY TOO CASUALLY, as if it’s just a random solution that popped into his head (and this is also a sign of how Viktor deals with issues through actions as opposed to words), but once again he just reveals his emotions in a way that puts him out of harm’s way if he’s rejected. VIKTOR’S LIKE “Yuuri you’re crying??? Ah okay I can kiss it better if you want no big deal just doing my job as coach hahaah right Yuuri”
your gay is showing
and the fact that he actually kisses Yuuri in the end of the episode just shows that he was entirely serious the whole time on a much deeper level than he lets on (it makes me both laugh and cry that he probably waited for this moment for MONTHS……the poor man, he’s so patient)
episode 9, same thing again
presented in a very lighthearted tone this time. During the first times he talks as if it’s of little importance to him, but now his words are more sincere but with this tone instead. Once again, no grand words, no outpouring emotions, just Viktor casually expressing the depth of what he feels for Yuuri and how he desires for their relationship to progress. At this point he has his boyfriend and he has his kisses, so now he just moves on to the next stage because well, Viktor Nikiforov is madly in love with Yuuri and wants the whole world to know
HE DOES THIS SO MANY TIMES
I’m just……so in love with the thought of Viktor, while brave enough to express his wishes, still not being able to do this in a way that would perhaps put him in an awkward spot. He’s obviously very pushy right at the beginning and as we know he cries himself to sleep in episode 2 after Yuuri rejects him
He always appears very confident and overall sure of himself so these things are so interesting to me because, while subtle, it reveals his insecurities and how much he longs for Yuuri but fears being turned down at the same time. Viktor is, until Yuuri comes into his life, ultimately a very lonely character and it makes sense that he would grasp for Yuuri and at the same time feel uncomfortable revealing just HOW MUCH he wants these things.
These subtle choices in dialogue and expressions and voice acting reveals so much to us and I love this kind of storytelling.
VIKTOR IS SUCH A FASCINATING CHARACTER!! I love him I’m so glad he found love and happiness and a future for himself with Yuuri by his side
I had a revelation while watching Futurama’s Game Of Tones. Fry and his mom relate so much to Finn and his mom. On that episode and on Islands finale both Finn and Fry recur to Nibbler’s powers/BVR to stay with their moms and have a chance to talk while the powers/VR signal was on. Both endings are very bittersweet but cute.
last big ot3 comic of 2017! this time about the lovely hadou nejire💕 i really wanted to focus on comics again this year, and while i didn’t finish anything outstanding i think i accomplished my goal… thanks everyone for the support 🙏🏽
As a fiction editor, I read a lot of manuscripts by beginning fiction writers that fall flat because they haven’t settled on a clear and consistent point of view for their story. In my experience, many new writers take point of view for granted, focusing instead on plot, character, and world-building. While those elements are important, too, point of view, in my opinion, is one of the most crucial (and complicated!) elements of storytelling. Simply stated, if you don’t have a clear point of view, you don’t have a clear story.
But if you’re struggling with it, don’t worry! Point of view can be difficult and take a long time to master. To get you started, here are 6 questions to answer for yourself about the point of view in your story. (If you’re writing with multiple POV, you would want to ask these questions for every POV character in the story):
1. Who speaks?
Is it a main character? The town gossip? The dog? The author? God?
2. To whom?
Who is the narrator speaking to? A reader? Another character in the story? Their dead mother, to whom they are writing a letter (e.g. if the story is in the epistolary form). To the judge and jury?
3. With what tone or attitude?
Sarcastic? Earnest? Deceitful? The narrator’s personality as well as how they view the assumed listener/reader and how they view themselves will inform this. Think about how different the tone of Lolita would have been if Humbert Humbert were writing to Lolita herself about the events, rather than to those who accused him of a crime. If the story is told in past tense, is there a difference between how the narrator viewed the events while they were happening versus how they reflect upon them now?
4. In what form?
Is this narrative a diary? A journal? A steam-of-consciousness? A straight-forward story? A verbal account? A dispatch?
5. At what distance?
Consider intimacy as well as how much time as passed since the events of the story. Is your story told in the present tense, with the narrator revealing every single thought and emotion to the reader? Or is your narrator keeping the reader at a distance and not revealing too much about their inner landscape? If your story is in the past tense, have the events of the story happened 5 years ago? 25? 100? Yesterday?
6. With what limitations?
Whose interior thoughts and feelings does your narrator have access to? Only their own? Every character in the story? What other limitation might they have in their perception of the story? Perhaps they are 95 years old and their memory is fading. Maybe they are a child. They could be sick and unable to leave the house. Or they could be neurodivergent, like the narrator of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. What limitations does your narrator have in terms of what they can see, hear, do, perceive, and thus report to the reader?
Hope this helps! More writing advice and other literary nonsense @bucketsiler