totally not the only reason i watched this

The signs as: K-drama cliches

ARIES:  when a character goes into a fit of frustration by kicking their legs in the air repeatedly and thrashing their bodies around until the whole bed/couch/floor is a mess and so is their hair

TAURUS:  when character A watches in adoration as character B stuffs their face with delicious food or drinks/having a whole day filled with them eating street food and going clubbing

GEMINI:  the main character always treating the happy-go-lucky side character like crap for comedic effect, but it’s kinda sad bc they never apologize

CANCER:  the infamous umbrella scene. “I dislike you/don’t know you that well, but I can’t let you get soaked in the rain so I’m gonna hold this umbrella/cape over you bc I’m just a good person and I’m totally not interested in you”

LEO:  having 284 different shots/angles of the main characters’ first kiss/hug. That zoom in slo-mo of character A pulling character B into their arms and embracing them for the first time/locking lips with them

VIRGO:  there’s always that ONE THING that has to destroy the couple’s relationship. Whether it’s bc your bride needs to kill you or she dies, or you somehow went back in time a couple hundred years and can’t tell your prince bf

LIBRA:  the main characters always being bound together by destiny such as outside supernatural forces/parallel universes/connecting timelines from the present to the future or past

SCORPIO:  seeing that happy montage of the main couple after all their ups and downs, and knowing something terrible is going to happen shortly after

SAGITTARIUS:  character A tries to convince themselves that they don’t need character B, and do everything they can to distract themselves by working/drinking/dating someone else, only to finally admit to themselves that they’re in love 

CAPRICORN: the rich, cold, mysterious character always falling for the person who needs help…but they’ve convinced themselves that they totally don’t like this person until they finally admit it on like the last episode

AQUARIUS:  having an idol/famous actor who’s worked alongside one of the actors on another series before appear in almost every kdrama, whether it’s a short cameo or one of the main characters

PISCES:  that scene when they clutch their chest and cry waterfalls for seemingly no reason, only for us to find out that something horrible occurred later on to reveal this character’s sadness and why they’re emo 

anonymous asked:

Hey, in the BnHA Jump Festa 2016 episode, when Tokoyami is in the pit with Deku and Iida while lifting Uraraka up with Dark Shadow, there's a moment where Deku is admiring Dark Shadow's ability and begins to sparkle with awe. It's only for a frame or two, but for some reason Tokoyami's expression at this point in time cracks me up. Is it just me, or does he look somehow offended by Deku's sparkliness?? x''D

“I suddenly find I cannot help but empathize with all of that “Dekubowl,” rhetoric”

Reasons

I saw this post on twitter and had to write something. I’m so proud of my archer man. 

You got this.


“Hanzo, you should consider joining us, I think we would see eye to eye.”

The words are light, easy from Ogundimu ‘s mouth. He stands before Hanzo now, where he’s positioned on the roof on his latest assignment. The man is bigger than Hanzo remembers from the pictures of his capture. 

He regards the man with a dismissive air, eyes raking from the Talon leaders feet to the top of his head.  

He does not know where the Shimada loyalty lies. He has been in prison too long. 

Hanzo thinks of his brother and the footage Winston made them watch upon finding out of Doomfist’s escape. While he has no right to be defensive about a man who is fully capable of taking care of himself and whom Hanzo nearly killed, he feels his hackles rise despite it. 

“I would have little to gain from such an arrangement. No, I will find my own path.” He chooses his words carefully and with a slow precision, so that Ogundimu may not suspect a thing. 

“You are wasted as a man on the run.” Ogundimu’s snorts derisively, shakes his head, “Surely you could use better resources? A chance for protection from your clan?”

Hanzo straightens, knocks an arrow, “I do not need protection.” 

Ogundim’s face twists, “Talon would do you good.”

Hanzo is done with crime. He is done with following orders

“No.” He repeats, crisp and clear.

Ogundimu paces before him, eyes narrowed, watching Hanzo like a hawk. Hanzo is no stranger to his skills. Akande Ogundimu was legendary in combat, in figuring an enemy out with only a few looks.

“What reason could possibly tempt you away from total power?”

Hanzo does not reply again. He pulls his bow back and Doomfist falls into his own battle stance. He lets loose a scatter arrow and watches as Ogundimu lifts the gauntlet to protect his face. 

Hanzo uses that to slip down the roof, out of sight in seconds and ready to rendezvous with the rest of his team. 

Tracer is lounging against the wall next to Symmetra’s teleport when he arrives. 

“There you are!” She flits forward, “We’re waiting on you.”

“Apologies.” Hanzo bows his head, ducks through the teleport and into the transportation to take them home. 

“Howdy darlin’, how’d your part of the mission go?” Jesse greets him with an arm slung around his shoulder. He reeks of cigar smoke and sweat, but it is a welcome smell.

Genji is seated at the table, arms crossed over the bright green of his armor and chatting with Angela, who is sighing over 76′s hunched form. There’s a gash on his shoulder and a bright red mark on his side. 

“It went well.” Hanzo mutters, “Is this all of us then?” He looks around, watches Tracer zip through the blue halo and it disappears behind her.

Hanzo stares at the empty spot for a second more, considers Doomfist’s words. Jesse’s arm tightens around his neck.

“You good, sugar?”

Hanzo nods, “Merely thinking.”

“Of?” They drop down onto one of the couches together and Hanzo feels the vibration around them as the engines roar to life.

He hums, tips his head back to rest on the strong arm behind him, “Reasons why I am here.”

Jesse makes a considering sound, “That’s all you. Your choice after all.”

Hanzo closes his eyes. Yes. 

His choice. His path. His reason.

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For @isamaegreenleaf…reader is a Stark as requested. Enjoy!

Y/N crept quietly around the tower. From what she could tell, the invasion her father had been warning her about was happening right now. She had recognized Dr. Selvig, but he seemed off somehow. He hadn’t even seen her. She honestly had no idea what was going on. The only thing she knew was that her dad wanted her out of sight of the fight.

“I could totally help,” she mumbled to herself.
“Mr. Stark wants me to tell you he can hear you,” JARVIS spoke to her from her watch.
She rolled her eyes. “Well dad, I totally could.”

Y/N craned her neck around the corner. Seeing no one else around, she straightened her posture. She ruffled her hair and walked over to the bar. She reached over the counter for a bottle. As she opened it, Y/N took off her watch.

“Well, this is a surprise.”

Y/N spun around to see Loki. The only reason she had known it was him was because of the video she had seen of Steve fighting him in Germany. She hadn’t expected him to look all too different from that footage. She swallowed, forcing a smile.

“I could say the same thing about you,” she stated, “You’re in my home, after all.”
You live here?” he asked with a cocked eyebrow, “Does my brother have a friend he forgot to mention?”
“Do you think your brother stupid enough to say everything?” she countered.

Loki smiled. He slowly made his way closer to Y/N. For some odd and frustrating reason, Y/N didn’t move a single muscle. She didn’t even step back into the bar. There was something about his eyes that held her interest. She just couldn’t pinpoint it.

“My brother is many things,” he whispered, “yours, however, he is not.”
She arched a brow. “Oh? And what makes you so sure?”
The man smirked, reaching his hand toward her. “He isn’t here, is he?”

Just before he was going to run his fingers through her hair, he stopped. Keeping his gaze, he lowered his hand without it ever having made contact with her. Part of her almost felt a loss without his touch. Y/N could hardly think, and it was driving her crazy.

“Tell me,” he continued to coo, “What is your name?”
“Y-Y/N,” she muttered.
He gave her a genuine smile. “Quite a lovely name.”

Y/N remained silent. She gulped again as she knit her brows. If she wasn’t mistaken, it appeared he was moving closer to her. He seemed to be slowly entering her space…and she was letting him.

A large explosion from outside managed to bring her back to the present circumstance. It had pulled her so much so that she actually looked out of the large windows. Instinctively, however, her gaze returned to seeking Loki’s.

He was gone.

Just as timely, her father slowed to a stop inside the tower. His face conveyed his worry. He hurried over to her.

“Are you okay? What did he do?” Tony rambled, “Where is he? Are you okay?”
Y/N started to nod. “Dad, I’m fine. Do I look hurt?”
Tony scanned his daughter. “No…He didn’t touch you with his scepter did he?”
She knit her brows. “No. He didn’t touch me at all. How’d you know he was here?”
“JARVIS sent the silent stress signal,” he paused, “Come on. I’m getting you out of here.”

Y/N didn’t bother to resist. She knew she wouldn’t be of much help now anyway. There was something about Loki that caused her senses to overload. She tried to focus as her dad led her to a safer place.

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Photoshoot 

Summary: Your anxiety gets the better of you doing a photoshoot for an undercover mission and Bucky checks up on you, wonder what happened.

Warnings: anxiety attack, sexual tension, fluff, oral (reader receiving), fingering

A/N: It’s Bucky’s birthday and with all the fics being written for it, I thought I’d go ahead and write a quick one-shot! Happy Birthday, Bucky Barnes!


“I’m sorry, you want me to do what?” You folded your arms across your chest, anxiety bubbling in your chest.

“All you have to do put on a few swimsuits and plant this thumb drive in one of their computers when no one’s looking.” Nat held up a usb drive with Stark printed across the plastic. 

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When it’s all over – Jeff Atkins x Reader

Summary: This one shot was inspired by two aspects: I saw the 7x16 chapter of The vampire diaries and I took inspiration from the last scene, (I won’t say spoilers just in case) and then, I was sitting in my bed listening to music when this song appeared, I listened carefully, more than once and I said “this is perfect for what I have in mind” and here it is. I must admit I was crying when I finished writing this one shot. I put my heart and the pain I felt when I saw the scene of Jeff’s death in the serie. I hope you like it.

I heard this song while I was writing.

Words: 3408

Reader’s point of view.

Enjoy it!


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“No more supplies”

One of the boys approached our circle. Our laughter was cut but happiness didn’t go away. Undoubtedly, Jessica had been excellent with the organization of this party, what a good way to start the new course. I was having a great time, I couldn’t stop laughing with Zach, Montgomery and Jeff; Great idea of ​​the latter to insist that i attend, right now i would be at home in the armchair watching knowing what series on Netflix, but certainly boring.

“That’s my sign,” my boyfriend said after taking a sip of his soda. “I’m the only one sober of you, it’s my turn, idiots.” They all laughed and raised their glasses in Jeff’s direction.

“I’m coming with you”

“Are you sure? I won’t be long”

“I go with you” I insisted with a smile “This way I make sure the provisions arrive complete.” He let out a laugh.

“Y/N Y/N!”

The boys started chanting to me, and my boyfriend shook his head; But soon they changed the name and now called Clay, to join our gathering outside of Jessica’s house. I had a lot better when the social circle was small, but I liked Clay. He wasn’t like the others.

Jeff was the only one who approached him to talk, while the others made sure to tell me what kind of beer they wanted, they made me feel like a alcohol dealer considering that none of us were legal age to drink, but what’s more, I wasn’t going to against the wishes attributed by a party and the adolescent hormones swarming in the air. I said goodbye to the boys and walked to where my friend and his best friend were.

“You drive?” I heard Clay say.

“It’s coca cola, my friend. Two beers two hours ago, I’m good”

I rested my arm on Jeff’s shoulder and nodded in agreement.

“It‘s true. He’s the most sober guy you’ll ever meet in the whole party.” Clay smiled and shrugged. I looked at my boyfriend. “I’ll wait for you in the car. Come with us, Clay”

I walked to where I knew his car. Of the two, tonight was he to be the driver, not that I drank too much, but if it got to the point of getting dizzy. Usually we took the time to take the other home safely after a party, it was a fair deal. I was grateful that this incredible party wasn’t my turn to drive. I leaned against the passenger’s door and looked at my fingernails while I waited, even in the distance, the music was still listening as if my ear was taped to one of the speakers, I was still surprised that the neighbors didn’t call the police yet, If they were going to do it, I’d wait outside while Jeff and I were out, didn’t intend to spend the rest of the night in the police station for having brought beers. I imagined myself returning to it with arms full of bottles, then my body against the hood of the patrol; I felt crazy when I started laughing at that idea.

A few minutes later I saw my boyfriend walk towards me. I got out of the car to meet him with a smile, I ran my hands down his neck and gave him a short kiss on the lips. I was almost sure that he wouldn’t come alone but I was wrong.

“And Clay?”

“He went home.” He shrugged before giving me another kiss.

“He’s a weird guy.” I chuckled.

“Yes but also a good guy.” He let go and I did the same reluctantly. I loved to always be close to him, to feel his body under my hands and to know that I wasn’t dreaming of having someone as great as Jeff Atkins “We better go, there are beginning to notice the alcohol drought”

I laughed and nodded. I watched as my boyfriend opened the door and went to his. When I turned to get up, I felt a pressure in the chest that made me fall back; I took a hand to this and I stayed still. My heart began to accelerate, my hands felt sweaty. Jeff stopped in front of his door.

“Are you okay?” He questioned me.

I shook my head.

“I have a bad feeling” I looked at my boyfriend “Maybe we shouldn’t go” I whispered.

“Everything is fine, Y/N, I’m really sober”

I shook my head. Why do I begin to feel restless? Why a bad feeling right now?

“That’s not why” I murmured feeling the anxiety hugging me from the ankles to my hair, I could feel it moving through my veins.  “Jeff, please, stay"

He circled his car again to stand in front of me and take me by the shoulders gently, he smiled at me and, although that sometimes calmed me, this time wasn’t the case. Even though I was still very restless, little by little I would begin to lack oxygen. I thought that staying here was a better idea and that was another, we would find someone sober, we could stay and keep laughing with the boys.

“Stay calm, my love. We’ll be back in ten minutes.” His hands went up to my cheeks. I looked into his eyes. “Would you rather stay?”

Stay alone? I looked at his car and shuddered. The point was that the two of us would stay here, safe from a presentiment that couldn’t know what it was.

“Maybe the store is already closed, we’re just going to waste time, Jeff.”

“You’re getting very pale, you better stay, I won’t be long”

Jeff gave me a kiss on the forehead and released me, when he did, I felt another pang in the chest. No, I couldn’t let him go alone. Without saying anything and even with the restlessness, I got into the car and put on my belt with mechanical movements. When he did the same, he looked at me worriedly, his frightened gaze returned, now i was worse after not convincing him to stay.

“I’ll slow down if you prefer. We’ll be fine, okay?”

My throat was dry so I just nodded.

To buy the supplies, I left him alone while I stayed in the car trying to calm down. We had arrived well, there were almost no people in the street and much less other cars, nothing could happen to us in that case, right? We were both going to make it to the party. We wouldn’t leave until the next morning, being able to drive in daylight would be best, even if I had to do it myself and break our agreement.

While I waited I made sure to look in the rearview mirror, every few minutes a single car passed, we would find almost none on our return. I took a deep breath, the restlessness wouldn’t leave, I would do it when I stepped on Jessica’s house, with an arm full of bottles and my free hand fixed on Jeff’s. I’m not going to let go of him at any time.

“Are you calmer?” His voice startled me as I opened my door and left the beers at my feet. I helped him adjust the bottles.

“Yes” I lied. I knew he was worried. He already had the worry of managing as slow as he could to not disturb me, now adding my status, it wasn’t appropriate that just now he was aware of how I was and/or my reactions “I think they are wanting to start killing for the lack of alcohol” I said a joke to ease the tension, especially in myself. Jeff smiled and nodded.

On the way back, my eyes fixed on the dashboard clock, we had been out for at least eleven minutes, mostly because of the slow speed my boyfriend was driving. I rolled my eyes to his profile, concentrated a hundred percent in the street, I had always liked to see him drive, never told him that he looked three times as handsome when he did. I smiled and ran my hand down the back of his neck. He smiled too.

“Can you increase the speed a bit?” I asked, so we would get there faster and my anxiety would fade.

“Are you sure?” Jeff raised his eyebrows and looked at me for a few seconds.

“Yeah” I nodded.

The speedometer went up a little more than it seemed crazy. After a while, he and I were talking about the start of the course and the requests we had sent to the university that afternoon. We both had the perfect plan this fall to attend it; our requests were sent together, to the same sites. Our plans together went beyond four years and to be honest, I could no longer see myself with anyone but him. I had never spoken of my feelings aloud, Jeff was content with what I showed him, for to express it in words was always a difficulty for me; But the love i felt for him was too much to believe. I never thought that a person could come to love someone so much the way I did with him. I would literally feel breathless if I went my way without his company. His way of being, his smile, his smell, his voice, his metaphors using baseball words, even his clutches of feet and the way I felt protected when he hugged me. I even loved the friendship he had with others, but especially with Clay Jensen, they were so different but they complemented each other in an astonishing way, as did the opposing poles. No doubt i could shout to the four winds that i was totally happy with him.

“We’re coming,” he announced.

I nodded and smiled. The anxiety and bad feeling left me slowly, now I could feel breathing more easily. The first thing we would do when arriving at the party, would be to join a game of drinking, I needed it urgently.

Then it was only a few seconds.

I removed my eyes from him and stared at his window. Lights became big in seconds … straight to us.

“Watch out!”

I shouted, before it was a deafening noise, pain, squeaks of tires and then … silence and darkness.

I complained. My body ached, my arms burned and my head stung. I tried to open my mouth to scream, to ask for help, for someone to take away anything that caused me such pain. My nostrils filled with the smell of smoke, I wrinkled my nose causing discomfort all over my face. I wanted to move but there was a force that pressed against the seat. If I opened my eyes, which scene would I find? Everything outside of me seemed to be in an apparent calm, except for the frightful scent I perceived.

“Y/N!”

His voice. The faint sound of his voice alerted me. I opened my eyes quickly, in front of me was the broken windshield. I lowered my eyes to my arms, wanting to discover the ardor in them: small pieces of glass were embedded in my skin, I tried to ignore the blood that emanated from these before I got worse. Then I looked at Jeff. All of it was blood, even on his face, his eyes were muffled, his chest slowly rising every time he inhaled. He looked at me apologetically, in fear … I shook my head but let out a gasp. There was nothing to apprehend my body, it was simply the pain that had been inflicted upon me after the impact. Through the window I saw the other car, but I couldn’t distinguish the driver, my vision began to blur. Even breathing was beginning to burn. I didn’t want to close my eyes, if these would be my last seconds I wouldn’t go on wasting it on details that would no longer be worth it, so I looked at Jeff, though I didn’t want to see him that way one last time. I refused even to blink. What good would it do? I began to lose the senses of my body and little by little the consciousness was leaving me, the corners of my vision began to darken … I could feel it, as I gradually faded into absolute nothingness.

“No” Jeff whispered again. I savored his voice and even the effort he made to raise his hand and reach mine “No … don’t … let …you… go” He asked me.

“It hurts a lot” I murmured and made a face, why continue to endure so much pain?

“I should … I should have listen … to you” I felt a slight squeeze.

I couldn’t anymore and I started to cry. I wanted to let go but at the same time fight a little more. We would both come out of this, if I surrendered, he would, I couldn’t imagine a life without him, he didn’t have to die, not tonight, not so soon, our lives were just beginning. I nodded. I wasn’t going to leave this world.

Jeff smiled, but that gesture barely lasted for a second. He grimaced, in a way that distorted his face. I clutched at his hand as I began to feel his grip loosen and not at will.

“Jeff” I sat, still with all the pain in the world and I squeezed his hand between mine “No … don’t give up” I wanted to absorb his pain, that everything would happen to me, even if I ended up dead, I didn’t care but he didn’t have to die. Not him. He deserves to be happy “Don’t close your eyes” I screamed as he began to lower his eyelids “Look at me, Jeff, we’ll be fine. Don’t give up”

He smiled at me.

“Forgive me.” I shook my head.

“Please. Don’t leave me.” I begged as I brought his hand to my lips. He couldn’t leave me in this miserable world alone. I couldn’t go on without him.

“I love you, Y/N”

“My love…”

Then he turned his face to the window. I was a spectator of the last time his chest went up and then went down so that it wouldn’t rise again. I screamed with all my might as I pounced on him. I punched him in the face as I called his name, begged him to wake up, begged him to come back to me … or to take me. Finally the pain made me fall back into my seat, I would wait here for my death, I would have to go somehow, I had to feel the unconsciousness again, but, as a punishment, that didn’t happen, I felt more alive than ever. He was gone without me.

“Jeff … hold on … Jeff … hold on!”

I didn’t realize that someone had come to meet us until I turned and I spotted Clay Jensen trying desperately to open my boyfriend’s door. I sobbed and his eyes fixed on mine, maybe he didn’t think i was alive.

“Resist, Y/N, I’m going to call the ambulance”

I shook my head, I didn’t want to wait for anyone, I didn’t want anyone to save me. I only wanted to die right now.

I closed my eyes.

Where had i ended? How had i gotten here? I looked at my arms, without any mark or stain of blood. My clothes, a short white dress covered me, perfectly white, as if it had just been put in a shop window. I looked up, the illumination from wherever I was, was too much to almost blind me. Did this mean that i was dead? How long did i take me to get here? I walked forward, on my feet, I felt like stepped on grass, even if i couldn’t see it. I kept walking, I felt an atmosphere of peace surround me, there was no danger, there was no pain and much less misfortunes. I was very comfortable here. I never thought about the “What will there be after death?” Did I end up in paradise? What a pleasant place!

But I wasn’t alone and I realized when a figure came out of nowhere. The first thing I noticed was his white clothes, with a light brown vest, then his face and the smile he received me. My heart shrank as I ran to him, straight into the heat and the protection I always found in his arms. But this time, the touch was cold and there was no protection in them, in fact, I could hardly feel it. I looked at him frightened, we were dead … but together … I didn’t let him leave me.

Jeff took my face and smiled at me the way he always did. I couldn’t return the gesture. This was a place of peace but I no longer felt it, what more did I want? I was dead but next to Jeff.

“You’ll be fine” he told me.

“Where are we?” I refused to look away from him.

“You, in a hospital bed” He looked down for a few seconds “Doctors say you’ll get fine … but you need to wake up, babe”

I shook my head off his grasp, but quickly my hands gripped his. I wasn’t going to let him go.

“Am I not dead?”

He shook his head and smiled. For the first time i hated his smile. I cringed and started to cry, no, I wasn’t going to wake up.

“And you?” I said through tears.

“I have to go, I didn’t say goodbye properly” I tightened his hands.

“Don’t. Please, don’t leave me” I raised my hands up his arms, he was cold, too, barely and I could feel it and that mortified me “I can’t go on without you”

“You have to do it, Y/N, you have to live for both”

“I can‘t” I knelt in front of him without letting go, I had no strength “You have to take me with you, I won’t wake up, Jeff”

“Your parents are having a bad time, my love.” He rose to me and stroked my cheek.

“Why did you leave me? Why?”

“I wasn’t as strong as you. I love you, always remember it, and I leave in peace knowing that you are alive”

“I don’t want to live!”

We stood up. He kissed me on the forehead and went away until I extended my arms, I couldn’t more and ended up letting him go.

“Please” I pleaded as I watched him disappear into a white haze.

When I opened my eyes, I saw everything blurred for a few minutes until my vision cleared and I ran into the lights of the hospital room I was in. The sounds began to come to me, the sound of an infernal machine that was possibly connected to my heartbeat, I hated that sound so much. And the burning in my nose was due to the oxygen they were infringing on, I hated it too. And to all those who came to save me.

“My dear” I heard Mom’s voice and turned my face slowly toward her. Her face was emaciated, I wondered how long I’d been unconscious, but I didn’t need to know anyway. “We were very worried”

I didn’t answer and I looked at Dad.

“We love you, little one” He stroked my hair but I didn’t even flinch. I couldn’t feel anything, at least not emotionally. “I’m going to get a nurse.” He touched Mom’s shoulders and left the room.

“You’re going to get well, my love.” Now it was her that touched me.

I no longer wanted to be well. I didn’t want to go any further. I had seen the love of my life die. I hated me. I hated being here.

“Is Jeff …?”

I still wanted to believe that it was a nightmare and that he was in another room being attended to, that his heart was still beating, that his condition was serious but would improve. He still breathing. That soon we would be together again and in the autumn we would leave here to start a new life.

“I’m sorry, baby”

I looked again at the ceiling for a few seconds, the infernal machine made an even more annoying sound, my heartbeat had accelerated. Mom was alarmed, she called me, but I was already lost and I burst into tears.

Masterlist

My Top 10 Favourite Anime Guys

Okay. First things first, *takes a deep breath* THIS IS A LIST OF MY TOP TEN ANIME GUYS NOT HUSBANDOS! SO IF YOU’RE EXPECTING A LIST OF HOT ANIME GUYS TURN BACK NOW!


10. Kaneki Ken (Tokyo Ghoul)

Best character development ever. He would be a lot higher but it’s been a really long time since I’ve last watched TG. Probably should just read the manga.

9. Ja’far (Magi)

I’m not even sure WHY I like him. I just do.

8. Satoru Fujinuma (ERASED)

He is my adoptive son. Period. 

7. Todoroki Shōto (BnHA)

For obvious reasons.

6. Saitama (One Punch Man)

Because he’s bald, awesome, has a great personality and can totally beat Goku and Superman any day.

5. Karma Akabane (Assassination Classroom)

Because never have I been so scared, impressed and attracted to a character at the same time. 

4. The Four Dragons (Akatsuki no Yona)

I can’t choose who I love the most.

3. Korosensei (Assassination Classroom)

Can we all just admit that he’s the teacher we wish we had?

2. Ed Elric (FMAB)

I never expected to fall in love with him like this. I only watched the first few episodes of FMA, and I hated Edward Elric. But while watching the Brotherhood series, I grew to love his character a lot. Like really A LOT. I love how strong, mature and wise he is, unlike a lot of other shounen protagonists. I love how he is ambitious but still so kind. Also, he’s short like me.

1. Levi Ackerman (Attack on Titan)

Haha. Just kidding.

I. Do. Not. Like. Levi. Because. I. Find. Him. Hot. Or sexy. Or anything like that. He’s one of the first anime characters that I fell in love with only because of his personality. I really did not think he was handsome when I first saw pictures of him. But then I saw how he fought and I thought he was cool. But what really made me fall for him is his personality and actions, especially during the Female Titan arc. The guy who was already slowly starting to like from just shot up to become my #1 favourite anime guy. He’s not cold or emotionless. He’s one of the bravest, strongest, kindest and most selfless person in any work of fiction I have ever seen. Humanity’s strongest soldier, indeed.

I’m going to tag @lexinthymia and @herprettysmile to make a top ten anime ships/characters list. If you guys want to, that is.

Epic Movie (Re)Watch #127 - Chicago

Originally posted by the-color-of-rain

Spoilers below.

Have I seen it before: Yes

Did I like it then: Yes.

Do I remember it: Yes.

Did I see it in theaters: No.

Format: Blu-ray

1) This film holds a lot of personal significance to me. I first saw it when I was 13 in one of the hardest months of my life. I was sick with pneumonia (diagnosed that day) and my great grandmother had just died, so the whole family was over because the funeral was that week. It was late and someone wanted to put in a movie so my dad pulls out Chicago. My mother was a little bit strangely strict about what PG-13 movies I could and could not see, usually forbidding more sexual stuff than anything else. So this was the most sexual film I had seen at the time and I had felt because of that, and the fact I was watching it with all the adults of my family, that I had been promoted to the adult table in some senses. I was really captivated by the music, the story, the moral ambiguity, it was just so different from anything else I’ve seen. I would not be Just Another Cinemaniac without Chicago. In some ways its as important to my film fan identity as Back to the Future.

2) The film opens with an extreme close up on Roxie’s (Renée Zellweger’s) eye, giving us our first inkling on how this is a musical in Roxie’s mind. But more on that later.

3) Note that we never see Velma Kelly’s (Catherine Zeta Jones’) face until she’s on stage giving a performance. This creates the feeling that Velma is ALWAYS putting on a performance.

4) Catherine Zeta Jones as Velma Kelly.

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This film is pretty much perfectly cast, I think. 4 of its actors were nominated for Oscars, with another being nominated for a Golden Globe. Zeta Jones actually won her first (and to date only) Oscar for her role in this film, and for good reason to. She IS Velma Kelly. Zeta Jones is totally lost in the role, being able present all of Velma’s different qualities. Her showmanship, her rare vulnerability, her killer instinct, and it all just WORKS. You never EVER feel like you’re watching an actress. Zeta Jones IS Velma Kelly and as the first character we get a nice long look at, it is a great performance to start the film off with.

5) Hey, it’s Dominic West!

6) Renée Zellweger as Roxie Hart.

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Roxie is really the lead of this film, the character who we follow along and see the world through. The writing is really interesting. It would have been easy to start Roxie off as some innocent girl who made a mistake and goes on this big journey, but Roxie - despite whatever facade she puts up - is hardly some innocent girl. She readily and passionately has an affair even though her husband is a pretty nice guy (and not a “nice guy” where the guy acts nice but is really a jerk, but is actually pretty kind), murderers her lover just for being a jerk (there are better reasons to murderer someone), all while putting up this act like she did nothing wrong and is the victim. And I honestly think she believes it.

Renée Zellweger captures all these conflicting parts of Roxie’s character with true mastery. She also is able to handle Roxie’s transformation into a more cutthroat and determined creature with the same expertise. Like with Zeta Jones, you never feel like you’re watching Zellweger just giving a performance. She is - for all intents and purposes - Roxie. Originally Charlize Theron was cast in the part but after a change in directors there was a change in casting, and Zellweger had to learn signing and dancing for the film. It paid off wonderfully, as she was nominated for an Oscar for what is possibly her best role ever.

7) John C. Reilly as Amos.

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John C. Reilly was also nominated for an Oscar for his performance in this film, and it is clear why. Amos is the only honestly good character in the film, and even then he is not without his flaws. He is not above losing his temper or being able to say when enough is enough when it comes to Roxie (you know, the woman who cheats on him, tries to have him take the fall for murder, and manipulates him in court just to get off). But - because this is Chicago - he’s the only main(ish) character to come out the other side being totally and utterly screwed over. There are some nice layers to Amos (mainly the loss of temper as mentioned above) and Reilly is just totally sincere in the part. It’s no wonder he was nominated for an Oscar.

8) This film sets itself apart from other movie musicals through the idea that the musical is all in Roxie’s head.

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This creates a plausible explanation for why character’s burst into song and dance, allows the film to utilize some unique editing and art direction, and finally gives us a nice peek into Roxie’s head. This element allows us to see just how passionate Roxie is not only for the desire to perform but also the desire for fame. It also lets us know how she sees OTHER characters in the film (namely Billy Flynn, but more on that later). I think it is this key element that set the film up for such critical and artistic success, leading to its best picture win at the Oscars.

9) Danny Elfman provides a few nice instrumental pieces of score for the film which feel totally period Chicago. When you are adapting a popular musical such as Chicago adding extra music could be a challenge, but Elfman’s occasional score blends perfectly with the rest of the film.

10) Queen Latifah as Mama.

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Latifah rounds out the quartet of Academy Award nominated performances with her portrayal as Matron Mama Morton. I think it’s Latifah’s best performance. She is able to portray Mama as cooperative and a bit soft spoken, but still someone who deals with no bullshit from her inmates. She is as manipulative as any other character in this film, if not as in big a way. You often hear her tell Roxie and Velma EXACTLY what they want to hear knowing that it will lead to a big pay day for her. It is a crafty role which Latifah plays well, and her introductory song “When You’re Good to Mama” shows off not only this characterization but Roxie’s perception of her quite well. It also allows for Latifah to show off her impressive singing chops.

11) The Cell Block Tango.

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Where do I even begin with this number? It is by far the most iconic and best part of the entire film. The filmmakers are able to use the idea of “the musical in Roxie’s mind” to create a visually unique and compelling number which is edited together seamlessly with the “real world” of the Cook County jail Roxie finds herself in. Each of the “murderess mistresses” is given enough time to create a unique character and create a sense of the world Roxie (and the audience) finds herself in at this time. I particularly find the use of ribbons to illustrate blood/murder wildly effective, noting that Hunyak’s ribbon (the girl who constantly claims she is not guilty) is white whereas the others are red. This suggest that she is - in fact - innocent.

It is also worth noting that while the first story starts off very much “I’m guilty, here’s what happened”, that by the time we get to the inmate who claims her husband “ran into her knife” ten times the stories have become more and more claiming of legal innocence. This is a trend which continues through Velma’s story, where she claims she blacked out after seeing her husband & sister having sex and came to with blood on her hands. We as the audience have actually seen NOTHING which contradicts this story, further creating a nice sense of showmanship within the film.

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12) Okay, I am all for good female friendships on film and television, but I would be lying if I said the catty relationship between Velma & Roxie was not entertaining. I think this is a byproduct from good writing (with what we know about these characters, how ELSE could their relationship go?) and the wildly captivating chemistry between Zeta Jones and Zellweger. Their relationship is one of the key sources of conflict throughout the film and with those two actresses it just WORKS.

13) Richard Gere as Billy Flynn.

The number in Roxie’s head which introduces us to Flynn - “All I Care About” - is a pitch perfect example of expectations vs. reality. After what she’s heard about Billy (which isn’t much mind you), Roxie expects him to be this honest to goodness lawyer who only wants to save women from dying in by the noose in Chicago. What we get however is the craftiest, most manipulative skeeze ball in the film. So why is he so damn likable? Who is he comparable to the roguish Han Solo? Why do we root for him? I think that is all in Gere’s performance. It would be easily to play him as a disgusting slime ball but there is a charisma that Gere brings which I think elevates the character and the film. Originally offered to Hugh Jackman & John Travolta at different parts, Gere’s chemistry with the rest of the cast is great and although the film didn’t land him an Oscar nomination he did receive a Golden Globe for his work.

14) I think it’s worth noting that Roxie does not take too long to adapt to prison. Again evidence that she’s not as innocent as she wants people to think.

15) “We Both Reached For The Gun”

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I can never tell if this or “Razzle Dazzle” is my favorite number in the film, but I think for a visual standpoint it HAS to be this. This is once again where the conceit of “the musical in Roxie’s head” benefits the film GREATLY. The imagery of Roxie being a dummy operated by Billy to sell her story not reflects on their relationship in an incredibly clear way (as well as how Billy is literally using people) but also is just visually fascinating. Zellweger is a lot of fun during the number, and if you ever want to know why this film won the Oscar for best editing the year it was nominated just watch this scene.

16) The song “Roxie” when Roxie is at the top of her game is a great character study. It goes even deeper into Roxie’s desire for fame and admiration, a key quality in her character that drives pretty much all her actions throughout the film. It features gorgeous cinematography with its use of mirrors and presents us with Roxie’s ideal self. This ideal self is not a good person (not necessarily), but someone who is adored by her audience. If that doesn’t speak to who Roxie is as a character I don’t know what does.

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17) A film is told in cuts, as in cutting from one moment to the next in as clean and clear a way as possible.

Velma [after Mama suggests she kisses Roxie’s ass to maintain some position]: “Over my dead body.”

[We cut to the mess hall, where Velma is seen smiling at Roxie]

Velma: “Mind if I join you?”

18) “I Can’t Do It Alone”

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Up until this point we have not seen Velma truly vulnerable. We have peeked more into who Roxie is as a character than who Velma is. That all changes with this number, which shows us that Velma is just as desperate for the spotlight as Roxie is. She NEEDS to stay relevant, she NEEDS the fame and the admiration, and only when it was too late did she realize that the murder of her sister took away one of the key things that made her so desirable to the world in the first place. This song is a fun number that adds nice depth to Zeta Jones’ character and shows off just how talented she can be with Velma’s vulnerability.

19) My heart broke a little when I saw Velma’s face after Roxie’s rejection of her.

And in that moment and that moment alone, I think I shipped the two of them together.

20) Lucy Liu’s glorified cameo as Kitty, the newest jazz killer in Chicago and the one who threatens to take away Roxie’s fame, is a perfect example of how easily Roxie can fall. But here’s the thing, Roxie is smarter than she appears. And more manipulative. It is her greatest strength that people underestimate her, so when she “faints” and mentions “the baby” everyone - from Velma to Billy - are all surprised by her.

21) I was a naive 13 year old. I didn’t understand that the doctor who said he’d testify that Roxie was pregnant had very clearly slept with her (hence Billy’s remark about his fly being open).

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22) “Mister Cellophane”

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Somehow this song not only shows us how ROXIE perceives her estranged husband as being someone who’s not worth caring about, but also makes Amos into a sympathetic character. He is not particularly whiny about the fact that he’s oft forgotten, he’s just a little sad about it. Reilly’s performance in the song is filled with soft sorrow and vulnerability we don’t always get to see from the actor, an honesty which carries the entire song on its back. It is a truly worthy number to be included with the rest of the film, with its Chaplin like art style and Reilly’s vocals, and I’m glad it made the cut.

23) In a lot of ways Chicago is a noir comedy musical. I say this for two reasons: Amos being kinda screwed over at the end, and the fact that Hunyak - the only innocent girl in the jail - is the only who is hanged. This also reminds Roxie of the fact that she IS on trial for murder and of the fatal consequences she could face.

24) “Razzle Dazzle”

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If “We Both Reached for the Gun” is my favorite number in the film from a stylistic standpoint, then “Razzle Dazzle” is probably my favorite from a thematic one. Gere expresses Flynn’s belief that the courts are just a circus, simply entertainment to be manipulated, in a way which is just that: entertaining. I am always totally taken in by the song through its themes of craftiness, playful melody, and fun visuals. It is just a wonderful number which I love watching again and again.

25) If “Razzle Dazzle” doesn’t tell you how Billy sees the court system than this line will:

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Hell, the non-musical court room scenes are in a lot of ways more dramatic than the musical ones.

26) This film had a song which was shot but not included in the final cut, one sung between Mama and Velma called “Class”. Still found on the movie’s soundtrack, “Class” had the pair discuss how the world seems to have gone to shit and how no one has any class. It was cut both for pacing issues and - largely - because it did not fit the theme of “the musical in Roxie’s head”. Roxie was at the court house and these two started singing after hearing about what was going on over the radio. It is a wonderful song but I think the film works better without it featured.

27) It took absolutely no time at all for Roxie not to matter. The press didn’t even want her picture after the verdict was read. Another killer, another star.

28) The final number of the film is a dual thing. The first of which is Roxie singing the song “Nowadays” on her own at an audition. The song is sad, somber, and lacks umph. This causes the directors to pass on Roxie. But when Velma and Kelly work together? When they’re able to work with their heat and chemistry and put on a duet of “Nowadays”? The umph is back and it is a wonderful number to end the film on!

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I’m obviously biased through my own personal experience with the film, but I think Chicago is quite possibly the best movie musical of the 21st century (yes, even better than Les Miserables). The acting is incredible across the board, with Catherine Zeta Jones and Renée Zellweger being the obvious standouts. The concept of “the musical in Roxie’s head” allows for a musical which is unique and supports a wonderful art style. The songs are fun, the pacing and editing are great, and it’s a technical spectacle in its subtletly. Just a wonderfully entertaining film I think everyone should watch.

I just finished high school, so I thought I would share some little things that I’ve learned over the past four years and help you to know what to expect! I’ll tell you all about:

  • How to get a good GPA
  • How To take notes
  • Good study habits
  • What supplies you really need
  • How to handle the first day of school
  • How to make friends
  • Dealing with stress
  • Time management 
  • Getting your life together
  • The things nobody tells you 
  • + a ton more, so keep on reading!

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This entire season of Grey’s has been a total mess. Like scattered and disjointed with no storyline. Watching it has been a punishment but as an ardent Grey’s fan, I sat through every episode, every pointless storyline, every unnecessary scene. Like clearly Minnick was pointless and bringing Leah back was for no reason. Alex going to prison was a stupid storyline and the Japril centric movie did nothing (why did ee meet his dad?)

The last two episodes were okay though and I can’t lie I enjoyed them. But it’s only cause they seem to be creating new possible storylines.

So now I’m waiting for September so I can watch season 14 and see what Megan is like and if Omelia and Jolex will be redeemed and what the hell Shonda thinks she’s doing with Japril and Maggie cause I’m not fucking here for whatever this is.

TL:DR: My point is that clearly no matter what the hell Shonda puts me through I will keep coming back to suffer more.

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A Peter Parker x Reader Drabble

A/N: This is a thank you gift for @riseofthehufflepuffs because she’s my best friend and the greatest person I know and I wanted to write a Peter fic for her for always supporting and being there for me. So, if there are any weird specifics that don’t pertain to you, well, they’re meant for C. 


You hated working, no, hate wasn’t a strong enough word. You loathed it. You weren’t Hillary Duff from A Cinderella Story, you didn’t work in a diner where the popular kids would come to and joke about calories. You worked in a nearby chain restaurant that forced you to interact socially with people you didn’t always care to talk to. Men making awkward flirtatious comments, judgemental stares from people when you ask them to repeat an order, mom’s getting angry at their socially awkward kid for not being able to pick out something to eat; you despised it. 

What sucked the most was when your peers would come around. Not your friends, no, they were always supportive; your peers, on the other hand, were mysterious. You didn’t always care what people thought of you, but watching them walk away and whispering, you couldn’t help but think it was about you. That they thought you were beneath them because you were the same age and you had to work. 

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Not Again - Jack Maynard

Request: Could you write one where y/n and jack aren’t together but are best friends. And they are both players. They then see jacks ex and y/n helps jack by pretending to be his girlfriend by dancing and kissing him but then they realise they both are love each other xo

Smut: No

Requests are OPEN!

A/N: Okay, so I kind of didn’t reference the fact that they were both players because I feel like I’ve done that storyline quite a bit for Jack so I didn’t want to repeat myself. But, I still really like this Imagine and I hope you do too! :)

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“I can’t believe you’re making me do this.” You yelled to Jack, over the music of the club. “You know shots make me crazy.”

“Crazy (y/n) is my favourite (y/n).” He said, laughing. You rolled your eyes at Jack’s attempt to get you drunk before smacking your shot against his and taking it.

You and Jack have been best friends ever since you could remember. Pre-school, elementary and high school, you two were two peas in a pod and refused to do anything without each other. So when Jack decided he was moving to London, he thought it was only fair to bring you along for the journey. No, you didn’t live together but you lived in the same building so technically, you guys were roommates.

“I love this song!” You said, grabbing Jack and pulling him from the bar to the dance floor.

You two joined the rest of the group and danced along to the Weeknd. The night was going perfectly until she walked in. Her stupid blonde hair and piercing blue eyes stood out from the crowd and you could see every guy turn in her direction…including Jack.

“Holy shit…” You heard him say. “I haven’t seen her in years…”

“Jack,” She said, as she pushed her way through the crowd. “Funny seeing you here.” 

You stood there and watched as she placed a kiss on his cheek. You knew he was losing it inside and he was totally unsure of how to act. This was the only girl who had ever captured Jack’s heart and managed to break it within two years. She’s the reason he’s on a single binge. You knew you couldn’t let her snake her way back in and ruin him for a second time.

“Taylor, it’s good to see you again.” You said, sarcastically as you placed your hand in Jack’s. You watched as Jack looked over at you confused but he stayed quiet.

“I was waiting for this day.” Taylor said, looking at your hands. “I always knew there was something between you two. Guess my instincts were right.”

Throughout the night, you found Jack looking around the club for Taylor and you couldn’t help but get more and more angry about it. Sure, he had been dancing with you and going along with your cues but you knew in the back of his mind, there was Taylor.

“You’re quiet.” Jack said, as you two reached your building.

“Why her?” You asked. You never really understood why Jack had such intense feelings for Taylor…she wasn’t anything special. “Why Taylor?”

“Because she reminded me of someone I couldn’t have.” He explained, reaching into the fridge and opening another beer.

“Who?”

“You.” You stood in the middle of Jack’s living room and stared at the boy, sitting on his couch, drinking his beer. He looked towards the ground and let out a sigh. “Why’d you act like that tonight?”

“Because she hurt the one person I always wanted and there was no way in hell I’d stand back and watch her do it again.” You said, sitting next to him.

You took the beer from his hands, placed it down on the coffee table and took his hands in yours.

“I only ever wanted you.” Jack whispered, as he brought his face closer to yours. You could feel his breath on your lips but you hesitated to close the gap. “I love you.” He said, placing his hand on the back of your head and finally connecting his lips with yours.

Anti’s always talk about “adult coding” but ignore that Keith is totally adult coded? He’s introduced separately from everyone else, is driving, is living on his own in the middle of the desert, has a pretty deep voice, and behaves as maturely as Shiro and ““““adult coded”“““ Allura. Only Lance brings out his immaturity sometimes.

Without knowing about any outside discourse your typical viewer has every reason to assume that he’s an adult, when I first watched the series I was placing him around 19.

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I felt the need to put up these beautiful gifs by @oohhshiny to remind myself and every one not only of healthful it was to watch this episode unfold. To see how much they love each other but how much Daryl would do to protect her.

And how it was totally unnecessary for plot reasons but happened anyways.

It’s so lovely and inspiring and looking at these beautiful images give such hope ❤

A Complete Collection of LGBT Pop Culture- An Idea I had

Ok I’m going to say something that I never heard before, but I feel like it is a known fact in our culture: going into the LGBT+ community is sometimes hard. There are over a million of reasons why people can feel this way, and even though are community tends to be open minded, it is still kinda hard to find one’s footing.

I remember when I realized my sexuality, I felt like I had no one to talk to. I wasn’t out, plus my mom worked at my school, so I didn’t feel comfortable going to any groups because I feared it may get back to her. I was in high school, and even when I started telling my friends what was going on, I still felt really alone. I came from a very liberal high school where people wore tails and pjs to class, and I knew that there was representation there. It was just that I didn’t know anybody. I had no one to look up to, no one to be my role model. That was until I decided to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I was already into shows with wlw in them, e.g. True Blood, Glee and Pretty Little Liars, but at that point I had fated interest in those shows as I grew older. Willow was the first character that I really bonded with, and she kinda became my first role model. After finding her I realized that while I didn’t have any role models in real life, I could find strength and a sense of community within TV shows.  I went from watching at total of around 5 shows ever, to about 10x that in the span of a couple of years.

The reason I’m saying this now is because it took me a really long time to find the shows that spoke to me. I found out about Clexa existing from a facebook article talking about her death. I found out about Wayhaught from my youtube suggested videos. The only reason I was able to watch Sanvers as it occurred is because I saw Supercat cracks mixed in with other crack videos. I stumbled on Hollstein by accident, and almost never watched Carmilla. What I’m saying is, so much of who I am today, and why I am proud to be who I am today, came from these characters and the amazing fandoms behind them. And so many of these communities I came only to be in by happy accidents.

Which is why I am proposing creating a space with all the history of our pop culture documented. I believe that by providing a place where people can go and learn about our history and how we got to where we are today is important, especially through the eyes of pop culture. A place where all fans of different fandoms come together, forget the shipping wars at home, and join to create something beautiful, where all members of our community will have a voice and representation.

The only rules I have in creating this space is that we are inclusive to everybody. I know that there is rarely an issue that everyone agrees on, but in this space we should be able to critic work without spilling hate- even though sometimes it can be deserved. We already have Tumblr for that, so let this space be a place for people looking for new things to watch, read, listen to, just to find.

So what am I asking? Mainly for help and ideas. Even though I have learned a lot about this community since I joined it, I know have tons still to learn. Also while I can tell you a lot about wlw ships, I really can’t speak for many mlm ships. There are so many voices here that can tell stories to this community that I would never be able to tell. I know a lot about TV ships and the trope Bury the Gays, but have no knowledge about LGBT+ artists and how their work has influenced the community. So first, lets get down a good idea, maybe a website of some kind, maybe a wiki- I really don’t know the internet well, I can’t even make a gif, but I know there is someone out there who can. People who are smarter than me, more creative than me.  Lets find a way to get this collection out to the world. If something in pop culture, i.e. celebs, music, art, TV, movies, comics, musicals, plays, youtubers, or anything else which fits in this category, write something about it. We will build up a collection of information to help the next generation come into this community and something that hopefully they will be able to add onto. So please spread the word if you think this is a good idea.

My only statement about Lauren Zuke

I’ll be honest, I don’t care about the backlash this might get because this Fandom has already gone to hell because of the toxic people who call themselves “fans”.

Do fans bully and harass others because they don’t share the same opinion? No.
Do fans call people names and threaten others or wish them to be dead? No.
Why am I bringing this up? Because people apparently need a guide on how to be decent.

And another thing: you don’t treat the people who are making this show for you like crap. It’s one thing to give constructive criticism. It’s another to be a total asshat about it.

That being said, the way people treat Crewniverse and Zuke is completely out of line, but I will say this:

Lauren Zukes was not completely in the right.

Before you send me hate and death threats because your ship didn’t happen, please take a moment to read the whole post and know that:
1) Sugar doesn’t OWE you your ship
2) If a ship is the only reason you’re watching a show, you should find something else because it’s toxic fans like that who ruin it for those who are watching for plot and character development.

I understand the good intention behind what Zuke was doing by wanting incorporate a healthy, gay relationship. I agree with it, but it wasn’t executed well. And, that clearly isn’t the direction that everyone wanted to go.

When it comes to animation, or entertainment in general, you are working with a team. Period. If the majority doesn’t want to go that way and you don’t agree, then speak up and see if you can come to a compromise. However, if the person in charge says no and wants to go elsewhere, it’s okay. It’s going to be okay. I know that sounds like I don’t understand where Zuke is coming from, but I do. The sun will still rise. The children will still laugh. People will still love.

I won’t lie. I liked Zuke’s work. They’ve made some really good episodes in the past, but when it came to some of the more barn centered episodes… I don’t know. I kind of liked them? But I felt like the relationship between Lapis and Peri were… forced. Stop right there. I didn’t say I disliked Lapidot. I do ship it, but honestly? It’s not something that needs to happen right this second. With everything that’s happening between the CGs and HW and there’s still a ton of questions about characters’ pasts, where was a ship (any ship) supposed to fit in? Just awkwardly shove one in a Beach City episode out of no where? (Sadie and Lars are different because it contributes to Lars’ character arc which was important to our recent plot development) I’m sorry, but that’s poor writing.

Lapis doesn’t need a relationship right now. Think about what she’s gone through: go to earth, get poofed, shoved in a mirror, crack, abandoned for millenia, be freed and argue with the CGs, take the ocean, almost drown 2 kids, break a leg, get captured and manhandled, crash land, abusive fusion, finally freed only to be seeked out by J-dawg, now she’s stuck in new and unfamiliar setting where she doesn’t know anyone and can’t go back home. I don’t think she needs a relationship on top of the confusion, homesickness, guilt, and depression. She needs stability. She needs a source of positivity. She needs a friend. Oh, hey, Peri comes in! That’s what she needed. A friend. She rejects it, at first, but by the end of that episode, they at least tolerate each other enough to become roommates.

Then (let’s say about a month or 2 in SU, not confirmed, but oh well), and they’re suddenly besties? Maybe it’s just me, but if I were Lapis: yes, I’d stay close to Peri, but I’d also keep her at a bit of distance considering the paragraph above. That, and it takes quite a bit of time to forge such a close a bond… they did it in a fraction of the time. You can argue “offscreen time together”, but that doesn’t justify it and you shouldn’t rely so heavily on it. This is like how, before the cluster, Amethyst and Peri were super close, shit happened, but by the end, they were still good friends. In the next episode, they’re kind of like regular distance friends. What happened offscreen between then? Relationships that took a wrong have been written well in this show. Excellent examples: Garnet and Pearl, that took about 3 episodes with time passing in their world to get the two to be friends and the process was shown onscreen. So, why was it done so poorly here?

What I’m saying is, the whole Lapidot thing, while it was a good idea was poorly written and too forced. It felt unatural and uncomfortable. There were some good things about it like Lapis slowly getting better and slowly becoming happier because that’s what she needed. Not a relationship. Honestly, because of how underdeveloped and broken (not sure if that’s the word I wanted) Lapis is, I wouldn’t be surprised if Lapidot doesn’t become canon at all. That’s not what she needs in her current state. I’m speaking from experience.

And before you say that there is no gay representation, take a step back and look at our lovely square mom, Garnet. Someone raise their hand and tell me what she is? Case closed. And no, I’m not saying that there only needs to be one healthy gay couple, I’m saying that given the circumstances and where the plot is going (which, if you didn’t know, is not in a romantic route), Ruby and Sapphie are enough.

I’m sorry and sad that Zuke is leaving the Crewniverse. I’m sorry that they felt alienated and attacked, and maybe excluded, or shut down by the group, but teams are supposed to work together and work through things like this. I appreciated most of their work, but this whole things between Lapis and Peri made me enjoy the two a lot less because it wasn’t well written and relied too heavily on offscreen development. I support Lapidot, but not poor development and writting.

But please, no more name calling. No more death threats. No more toxicity. Let’s just enjoy the show for what it is.

9

Every Character I LoveMax Black (2 Broke Girls)

“Anything new? Let’s see, well… Facebook went public and Edward Snowden went private. Kim and Kanye had a baby, so now there’s another Kardashian to not keep up with. Paula Deen is out, gay marriage is in, and a teacher in California’s out for letting her students get it in. Justin Bieber got a hit and run, Chris Brown got a hit and run, Rihanna got hit and still didn’t run. Oprah gave Lindsey $2 million. Cunnilingus gave Michael Douglas throat cancer. Michael Douglas gave guys everywhere another excuse not to do that. Egypt went crazy, Amanda Bynes went crazier, and the NSA checks our phones like a crazy ex-girlfriend. Oh, and Texas hates women, Florida hates blacks, and everyone hates everything with the exception of Angelina Jolie who is totally awesome.”

anonymous asked:

Hello- about the season 6 kurt and blaine having no solos thing, you might have explained this before but how does it have to do with behind the scenes/cc stuff?

Anon, there was so much going on behind the scenes.  Issues with contracts. Fox/Ryan’s Issues with Chris and Darren as a couple. Issues between Chris and Ryan. Issues with the excessive allowance of the beards on set.

It is my understanding that Chris and Darren fought for certain things and a lot of the story lines were a direct result of their actions. It is also my understanding, though this could be inaccurate, that Darren refused solos if Chris did not have any. 

Clearly, I don’t have the specifics. There are some things I know but won’t disclose.  And a lot you can see just by looking at the obvious mistreatment of Kurt, Blaine, and Klaine.  And there is a direct correlation between the character development and the concept of “punishing” the actors for not behaving in the manner Fox/Ryan saw fit.

There was no other reason for them to be broken up. Their ending in Season 5 was perfect.

There was no other reason for the travesty that was Blainofsky. (no idea if i spelled that right and don’t care to check).

There was no other reason that new characters no one cared about got more screen time then Klaine (together and as individuals) the most popular couple and characters on the show. 

There is no other reason we go an excessive amount of Samchel duets and newbies singing not one sole from Chris and Darren.

There was not other reason Blaine’s future was hardly acknowledged after he got kicked out of NYADA yet Rachel not only was accepted back to the school after dropping out, she got offered a role on broadway and had a choice.

There was no other reason Kurt took a total back seat to Rachel as choir directors.

There was no other reason we got half a wedding the had to share.

There is no other reason they were completely missing from the following episode and instead we were subjected to that child singing (nothing against the kid, but not why i watched glee and not a smart use of one of the last episodes).

The viewers and the actors did not deserve to have these beloved characters so mistreated.  Ryan is a jealous and spiteful man and he made his feelings clear through the characters.

anonymous asked:

10 for the ask thing!

10. Favourite Side Character

Cloudtail

I belong in the 5% that genuinely likes his character and not just how he was with Brightheart. I think he balanced Fireheart off wonderfully and he grew as a person as he matured. I think they learned a lot from each other.

I feel like people tend to only remember him as the rebellious, selfish and ignorant child he was in the Rising Storm instead of as a loyal warrior he grew up to be. I mean, he is one of the most loved members in the Clan for a reason you know.

The only part I’m not a fan of is the whole Daisy thing. I mean, I totally support Cloudtail defending kittypets becoming Clan cats and wanting to help Daisy and her kits to adjust to Clan life, since it strikes to close to home for him. However what I can’t buy is that Cloudtail would just quietly stand by and watch someone loudly insult Brightheart’s injuries. That’s horribly ooc since out of all the characters Cloudtail knows the best how deep her trauma is and no matter how much he would like the other cat, he would still not let them hurt Brightheart that way (though the whole thing was just used as a plot device to make Leafpool feel unneeded somehow so).