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Upper one shot with 3 extension tubes + Raynox DCR 250. (stacked from 20 images) ~ 3.5:1 Magnification Ratio The lower one shot with just the extension tubes. (stacked from 19 images) ~ 2:1 Magnification Ratio Flash: Yongnuo YN-565EX View in full size!

Honestly I’m really mad over this whole Pokemon direct bullshit. Did you honestly expect stars to happen? Be realistic here, do you expect Pokemon to jump consoles mid-generation and cut access off from people who won’t/can’t buy a switch? Like maybe stars will happen but saying stuff like “oh man i can’t wait for stars to come out” and “man stars will be so good when it launches” is setting yourself up for disappointment here; don’t trust leaks.
and to everyone who’s mad over usm for ‘trying to steal our money it’s the same game!!!’ ,please stop. like lmfao what do you call bw2 and crystal/other sister games?

sorry about any negativity in this post, Pokemon is a very very important thing to me and everyone being entitled over it is ridiculous and frustrating.

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spideynova hockey au, anyone? (happy belated birthday, @eloctromagnetic​ :))

  • meet S.H.I.E.L.D., a hockey team managed by nick fury
  • sam’s the team mvp even though he’s the smallest and his hometown had virtually no snow lmao
  • him and peter have this rivalry thing that is both extremely annoying and petty (peter’s left winger and extremely salty about it) and also full of disgusting sexual tension
  • other team members include luke cage as goaltender, danny rand as left defenseman, ava ayala as right defenseman, and harry osborn as right winger
  • mj is an acclaimed reporter who never fails to miss a game and get exasperated by her friends

Bonus:

USM: UNPOPULAR OPINION #1

I actually think Drake Bell does a good job at voicing Peter Parker/Spider-Man

Arguably one of the most controversial statements I’m making, but I actually do like Bell’s performance as Peter.

Now I know a lot of people do prefer Josh Keaton (from Spectacular Spider-Man) over Bell but I do think that, considering the material the actor was giving, I think he pulled it off quite well. (If I’m being totally honest, I actually think Keaton does a better job at voicing Shiro in Voltron then Peter, but this might be due to the fact that I’m more familiar with the former series then the latter.)

Some of you might disagree with me, and that’s fine. More power to ya. However, I will admit that do get a bit unsettled when people say that Bell is “horrible” and “can’t act”.

Okay, let me stop you right there. Drake can act. It’s just that the scripts he’s handed aren’t exactly utilising his talents. How do I know this?

Well for starters I’m currently working on an animated series myself, and I watch a lot of anime shows (plus it’s my minor after film) so I have my foot placed pretty well in this particular field. I only mention this because if you pay attention to both forms of entertainment there’s one thing that both of them have in common.

Voice direction.

Any actor, be it a beginner or a veteran, needs voice direction for the characters in a series to come to life. It’s not just the way a person sounds and how it fits a character, it’s about how they can emote and make the character feel real.

In Peter’s (or in this case Bell’s) situation, his voice direction, for the most part, doesn’t do him any justice in order to let the character emote. Bell has a lot of potential as a voice actor and I do think he can pull off a serious role if given the opportunity.

Still don’t believe me?

Go back and watch the Sinister Six Parts one and two in season 4. Bell’s performance in both episodes are SPOT. ON. Especially when it comes to the dramatic scenes at the beginning of part two.

So no. I don’t think that people should be harbouring all hate on him, because this is the fault of bad direction and choppy writing.

Do I think he’s perfect? No. But I do think he has a lot of potential for future roles if given the right direction.