I read some reviews (by journalists, not fans) on the episode. Many have complained about not being able to watch the entire Culloden battle. The flashabacks on the battle generally did not like it. The duel has been quite appreciated although there are some who complained because it seemed like a fight between two lovers (the final scene with the embrace is a Tobias improvisation).
I didn’t read any special praise for Sam’s acting and that’s what made me hurt. They commented his part as “we see the battle through Jamie’s memories” reflecting on whether it’s a right choice or not. I don’t know, I found him so wonderful that I was thinking of reading great praise for him… I think he was right who said that Sam is only seen as a handsome man, who does not have to be able to act.
Ps. If you want to comment, stay in the topic: Sam and his acting. This is not a page dedicated to Outlander. Thank you :*
EDIT, I need to add this:
Back in the wake of Culloden, Jamie is laid out in a shed with other wounded traitors, looking prettier than anyone already having his mail forwarded to the great beyond should. - TVLine
A handsome man while dying, automatically get ugly? Why does Sam’s beauty give them so much trouble?
*ugly sobbing* I enjoyed writing this so, so much. Thank you for sending this. (And pretend Atsushi has an iphone because I’m too tired to edit that all out. Chuuya probably spoiled his son or something.)
Atsushi has an interesting way of viewing the world, as Akutagawa has discovered.
For somebody treated so cruelly in early life, he managed to keep a pretty positive attitude about everything. He appreciates all of the beautiful things in life, which Akutagawa discovers when pictures of graffiti-spackled walls and sunshine kissed lakes begin to appear on his phone. They’re thumbnails, snapshots of the life that Atsushi leads when they are not together.
There’s one of Dazai napping, the sunlight melting over his cheekbones. There is another of Kunikida, eyes cast down over his notebook, eyelashes brushing his cheeks, blonde ponytail falling loose over one shoulder. Another one of Kyouka next to Atsushi, the two clutching crepes with smiles so wide that they probably hurt for weeks afterwards.
Atsushi has a lot of photos. A lot of good photos.
And while Akutagawa appreciates the weretiger’s enthusiasm for the more aesthetically pleasing things in life, he does not appreciate him trying to sneak pictures while on a mission.
Akutagawa will be studying the landscape, or examining a fallen opponent for a hint, and the gleam of Atsushi’s phone will appear in the corner of his eye. He will always whip around, and grab the phone. He’s faster than Atsushi outside of battle, and it shows as he shoves the phone in his pocket.
“Hey!” Atsushi grumbles, and Akutagawa almost breaks because the little furrow in his brow and the dip of his lips into a pout is too adorable to deny.
“Stop trying to take pictures of me, and maybe I’ll stop taking it.” Akutagawa says, not breaking the somber expression painted on his features.
“Sorry, okay?” Atsushi sighed. “I just thought you looked nice, and I wanted a photo to remember it.”
Akutagawa feels his cheeks flare slightly at the implication. They’ve been tip-toeing around whatever this… thing was for weeks now, ever since a rushed confession while a fight took a turn for the worst. They hadn’t talked about it since then, but Akutagawa finds himself watching the dimples in Atsushi’s cheeks and the way his stupid asymmetrical hair frames his face so perfectly.
“You just have to ask, you know.” Akutagawa surprises himself with the words that spill out. He tucks a strand of black hair behind his ear, trying to hide the swell of colour dotting his cheeks.
Atsushi is smiling, he knows without looking. Probably just a little bit teasing, but still innocent and adorable in that all-too-familiar way. His left cheeks probably has the beginnings of a dimple, his eyes a pretty glint. Akutagawa has no need for a camera when every part of Atsushi has been burned into his mind permanently. He imagines that fifty years from now he will still remember the lines on his pale palms and the exact shape his eyes take in laughter.
“Well…” Atsushi draws the letters out, lingering on the only syllable for an impressive amount of time. “Can I take a picture of you.”
Akutagawa watches him from the side. Atsushi’s cheeks are dusted with pink, the moon making his hair glow silver, making him look downright angelic. It almost hurts his heart. His palm is held out, waiting for his phone to be relinquished.
“Just one.” Akutagawa muttered as Atsushi held the device up, a little smirk on his lips.
“Sounds good.” Atsushi grinned. Akutagawa looked at out the landscape again, too embarrassed to keep eye contact with the flash that echoed over the enclosed area.
Atsushi is delighted. His eyes twinkle as he slides open his lockscreen to examine the photo. “You don’t look very happy.” He notes.
“You only got one take.” Akutagawa reminds him, scowling. What, his face wasn’t good enough for Atsushi’s superior photography skills?
“No,” Akutagawa blinks as he sees the rosy hue on Atsushi’s cheeks, clouding his mind with the way it melted against his pale skin. “It’s fine.”
Atsushi smiles up at him, shyly, but with just enough courage that it sends his heart pounding.
Stop that. He reminds his chest.
“You’re so cute when you pout like that.”
Akutagawa blinked. “I’m pouting?”
“In the picture.” Atsushi let out a soft exhale. “I’m going to make it my lockscreen.”
Akutagawa flushes, feeling the heat crawl up his high collar and wrapping around his ears with curling, mocking fingers.
But he can’t find it within himself to dislike being the first thing Atsushi sees in the morning as he checks his phone.
Sangwoo is extremely handsome and attractive, and honestly, it's not fair considering what a monster he is. But I think Koogi is just incredibly talented at drawing pretty people. I mean Bum isn't supposed to be considered pretty or attractive, but he is? Seungbae? Hot. Jieun? Hot. Choker boy? Hot. Koogi just draws hot people.
Eh, i don’t have much of an opinion. Lots of beautiful people have committed horrible crimes, so koogi isn’t really being unrealistic.
There was a post a while back with sangwoo edited to look like a “typical male serial killer” and i was incredibly irked because serial killers do not fall under a specific look. Personality, maybe so. But looks? No. You cannot compare Pedro lopez to Ian Brady. You cannot compare Ed Gein to Jesse Pomeroy. Idk why people think serial killers and stalkers are meant to be ugly.
Now when it comes to bum, it is stated multiple times that he is creepy and scary looking. And in reality, he fit that image in the early chapters. I personally think that while koogi’s art got better, so did our views on both bum and sangwoo. Which also probably plays a part in why we don’t see either of them as ugly or even creepy. We have seen their trauma and the outcome, and it gives us a sort of grotesque love for the characters. I wasn’t even attracted to seungbae until the later chapters.
So idk, i don’t really associate looks with personality, nor do i care much about how the “uglies” in media are portrayed as anything but. I just try to follow the story.
stealing @bratsims format because i need a less ugly way to mass answer your messages which will hopefully motivate me to stay on top of this! at least i can say i tried
so if you sent me an anon message in the past…idk MONTH (i’m bad i know) it might be here. (older ones are near the bottom) if not, check my faq because it’s probably answered there. (and if you’re the person/people who sent the twin flame & 7th house asks, i plan to answer those separately because i have a LOT to say. get ready)
game of thrones, nuclear war, real life santis, lou theories, i’m evil, HERE WE GO!! i literally had to cut it off at the last one because it was just too much for now. i’ll try to answer some more later ok
We saw Josuke in many kind of women's chothes (and he's beautiful with them) so what kind of clothes doesn't fit him ?
I’m gonna assume you’re referring to fan made content?? For an artist it’s a bit easier to make things fit him even if they are ugly clothes, cause we can just edit stuff out until it works, so it’s hard to judge exactly what wouldn’t fit him…
“I will make you a promise. Every year, Tessa, on one day, I will meet you on that bridge. I will come from the Silent City and I will meet you, and we will be together, if only for an hour. But you must tell no one.”
“An hour every year,” Tessa whispered. “It is not much.” She recollected herself then, and took a deep breath. “But you will live. You will live. That is what is important. I will not be visiting your grave.”
“But that was the tourney when he crowned Lyanna Stark as queen of love and beauty!” said Dany. “Princess Elia was there, his wife, and yet my brother gave the crown to the Stark girl, and later stole her away from her betrothed. How could he do that? Did the Dornish woman treat him so ill?”
can i just talk about how whitewashed calum is ALWAYS?? like in photoshoots??? like when u see calum in real life (i just did last night—i was on his side) his skin is beautiful and brown and LOVELY (its v dewy and glowy and just????? anyways im getting extra) but in magazine pictures, and other pictures taken of him that are edited he’s made to be white (sometimes as white as luke or michael?????) i just dont understand like ??? let me show u what i mean under the cut:
its so stupid when people use sai’s quote “Nice to meet you..um..Miss beautiful.” in saiino edits to make things seem lovey dovey because he was literally saying the opposite of what he actually felt. he literally thought she was ugly but said the opposite because thats what he thought girls wanted to hear. this line is not romantic at all