Let’s not be THOSE shippers who say that Imra (Saturn Girl) should die because she’s Mon El’s wife. I mean let’s not be antis and send hate to the actress is who is just doing her job. Saturn Girl is brought in to help them beat reign, along with the rest of the legions.
We have so much more to find out with the Legion, including Mon El, Saturn Girl, and the rest of the Legion. Just enjoy the show. I’m upset too, but let’s be real, we all saw this coming.
How to Use Description to Show Character Development
This is a follow-up to my post How to Make Your Descriptions Less Boring. In that post, I talked about the difference between static descriptions and dynamic descriptions and argued that as long as you’re using dynamic descriptions, readers will be much more engaged and you can throw out the old “don’t use description because it’s boring” advice.
Static descriptions don’t move or get interacted with. They exist almost like a painted backdrop to a play or the background on an old cartoon.
Example: The grass was green.
Dynamic descriptions, on the other hand, take on the voice and perceptions of your point-of-view character, and are interactive. They combine description, action, perception, and character development.
Example: The grass outside the house was so green James couldn’t believe it – it almost looked fake. After looking around to make sure no one was watching, he squatted down and ran his hands through it.
If you’re new to description, trying to use more dynamic description is a great starting point…
…but there’s so much more you can do with description once you understand how to work with it!
I swear these are the last screenshots I’ll post, but I just really want to talk about this scene. I’ve wanted to since the first time I saw it, but now I feel like I finally know what I want to say.
I cannot stress how much I absolutely loved this scene. It feels like this was the first glimpse of Adventurer!Donald we got.
He saw Dewey was in danger and looked around. In less than a second, as Dewey was jumping onto the bridge of lazer sensor things, he had a solution. And man, he went for it. Look at that awesome posing during this sequence. Donald wasn’t being played for a laugh at this moment- in fact, he was juxtaposed with Dewey, who wasn’t taking this seriously at all. Donald was the serious character in this scene.
So this shows us a little bit of what Donald is capable of, and this scene is one of the reasons I was so, so disappointed in the more recent comic. I was hoping to see more of this from Donald, not… what we got. I’m hoping beyond hope that this Donald is what the show gives us when the time is right.
Donald is clearly able to think on his feet, which shows that he’s a bit more clever than his other animated iterations (if, you know, the way he tricked Scrooge into agreeing to take the boys for the day didn’t already clue you into that fact). He’s also risking his own safety here- the way he’s holding that shield, if this wasn’t a cartoon his fingers would be burned. In fact, we see near the end of this sequence that his hands areburning.
He holds that shield there as long as he can, until the pressure builds up and the burning-hot shield knocks him aside.
If this weren’t a cartoon, Donald would be so injured right now.
The bottom line is this scene is probably my favourite from the entire show so far, and gives me high hopes for how DuckTales 2017 (the show, the comic’s already let me down) will treat Donald. I really, really hope to see more moments like this, where we can actually feel like he used to be an adventurer. Where we can actually think Webby’s words, “Donald Duck is one of the most daring adventurers of all time!” was truth and not just inflated fangirl dreaming.
Give me more Donald thinking on his feet and risking himself to save his family (which he did a surprising amount of times throughout the comics), give me a Donald who is confident and competent at least sometimes, give me a Donald who can be bad luck and clumsy and still have his adventurous BAMF moments like this, as small as they might be. We got some of it in Daytrip of Doom and House of the Lucky Gander, but in a more comedic fashion than this scene. This scene just… really caught my attention, and I hope for future scenes that do the same.
hi so jews for jesus has been coming and terrorizing the area north of toronto where I live and now they’ve started dropping off these unsolicited packages.
this is blatant antisemitism I never see tumblr talking about. messianic judaism isn’t judaism; its christians trying to convert jews to christianity. if you get one of these, throw it out. expose them. call jews for judaism and let them know what’s going on.
052917 – Spread from reading period. Visited my sister and did fun things in between studying and writing my five (!!!) final papers. Glad to be done with the semester and looking forward to summer adventures ahead!
I just wanted to draw your attention to something I noticed while looking at 7 million gifs of this scene
This is Dean’s reaction to Cas’ “you’re my family… I love you” He’s full of pain, but is looking away because that what Dean does with his emotions.
This is Dean‘s reaction to “I love ALL of you.”
Just like us, Dean, has heard the distinction, and realised what that means, that Cas loves him in a manner unique to his love for the other Winchesters.
This is the face of a character who canonically just heard a confession of love. That is a “did he just?” face.
This is “you’re my family I love you” moose, with serious sad brows
This is a “why did he just say all of - OOOOOOOOhhhhh.” lightbulb moose (ill admit, its more distinctive on film than still image)
Let the record show that on episode 12.12, at 31:24, both Winchesters had canonically realised that Cas loves Dean - not as a snarky joke from an enemy, not a awkward misunderstanding of human personal space, not just friends - but real love.