which I guess really says a lot about his character

anonymous asked:

Since we're talking about Hideyoshi... would you be willing to meta? I want to know what you think of between how he's kind of a player and how he can be really sweet and kind because he IS but his event stories just seem to make him so different...

Sure, why not–

I guess I’d like to start off with saying that at this point, I tend to take characterizations in event stories with a grain of salt. Voltage conveniently bends their cast to their whims when they feel like it, and I feel like Hideyoshi’s… maybe had one event I liked so far. Which is a bummer, because I like him a lot. But like quite a few characters, his events just don’t add up. 

When we talk about how Hideyoshi gets around like… I like that about him? Hideyoshi plays around with girls, and that’s just another way he’s flawed. Let him be flawed. And more ideally (because we won’t get this with a character like MC), make him work for someone’s trust. Make that flaw work against him and have him realize he has to overcome it to earn something he wants. Not receive it–earn it

Plus that just says a lot about the fact that Hideyoshi is just as dangerous as the other warlords, and I mean that in the sense that he has as many ways of taking down enemies as the others do. The difference here lies in the fact that he probably gets around partly because there’s benefit in obtaining information that way–if a nice smile and some pretty words can get him essential assets, then why shouldn’t he? Saizo does it, Ieyasu does it–it’s not like Hideyoshi is completely isolated on this front. He can be manipulative when it calls for it and that is interesting to me in regards to his character.

But bringing us back to that other side of him, Hideyoshi is genuinely kind. He has his people’s best interests at heart and he does a lot to take care of them–not only that, but Hideyoshi is known for “taking in strays”. He gives people a home. And while I think his main story kind of ends up focusing quite a bit more on side characters than most others, I think that just gives such a good example of how deeply he cares for people who are close and loyal to him. In regards to MC (once again, in his main story because events are starting to blur and get on my nerves), he is patient and does his best to make her comfortable in an unfamiliar environment–and more importantly, Hideyoshi does what he can to make sure she is safe. 

What I think people have a hard time doing, for some reason, is understanding that you can mix the two. Hideyoshi can be sweet, caring, and thoughtful, but he can also be sly, cunning, and kind of loose. It’s just like any other character in this game–he has good and bad traits. 

What I do wish, as I’ve said before, is that the story would give us something more where we explore that side of Hideyoshi–I feel like he needs someone very opposite of himself to do that. 

tl;dr Hideyoshi is multi-faceted and he’s not everybody’s cup of tea, but I like him and think he has a lot of potential.

If the Snart from this episode was entirely in Mick’s mind, then it kind of reveals a lot about him. I wasn’t entirely joking when I called Hallucination!Snart a guilt-induced apparition sparked by Mick’s budding relationship with Amaya. Hallucination!Snart only ever appeared after Amaya, and a lot of what he said had to do with her. And I’m sure people are already noticing how a lot of what Hallucination!Snart said could be applied to the Captain Canary storyline from Season 1. I think Mick believes, if not entirely consciously, the Len died because he started to have feelings for Sara.

Hallucination!Snart is less about Snart and more about Mick. Mick doesn’t fully understand why he is still on the ship, mostly because I don’t think he’s allowed himself to fully acknowledge that he might actually have feelings for these people. Mick’s actions over the course of Season 2 have fluctuated between his old self-centered habits and his new almost heroic help of the team. The more he gives in to the impulse to do the latter—the more obvious the new feelings becomes through his actions—the more he is going to have to contend with his belief that caring about other people is a weakness that can get you killed. (Case and point, Snart.)

I guess, all I’m saying is I’m glad Mick is getting this great arc with all this character development because it makes me feel like Snart didn’t die in vain. I know a lot of people, especially the Captain Canary fandom (of which I am a part), feel as though Snart’s death hasn’t been properly addressed, especially since Sara hasn’t really been showing any signs of grief. But if you watch back over Season 1, Snart was the one doing most of the flirting. Not to say that she wasn’t into it necessarily, but I think it’s fair to say that Snart showed more interest in her than she did in him. I think she really only started to warm to him towards the end, and that isn’t really enough to warrant prolonged grief. But Mick and Snart knew each other since they were kids, and Mick has definitely been showing signs of grief over the first half of Season 2. And in that regard, I’m glad the writers have not totally glossed over Snart’s death. They are dealing with it in the most canonically accurate way. Mick doesn’t talk about feelings, so Snart’s name doesn’t come up, but a lot of Mick’s actions have the weight of that loss behind them and that is made most apparent in this episode. Excellent midseason finale!

anonymous asked:

1, 4, 5-7

➊ How many ships do you have on this blog?

((So far I only have one which is Hongice.))

➍ Would you say you’re a decent roleplayer or do you have any self doubts?

((When I first started rping, I mostly did literate rps because it felt natural so I guess I’m decent? As for self doubts, I’m not sure if I really am portraying the character correctly sometimes.))

➎ Have you made lots of friends on this blog?

((Kinda sorta. Got PMed by someone and we just send memes ¯\_(ツ)_/¯))

➏ What’s the one thing you especially love about roleplaying your muse?

((Since there is barely any information on Hong Kong [personality wise], I guess you can say I can bend his roleplaying a little.))

➐ Are there any people you’ve been to afraid of approaching?

((Not really. They just never come to me (and I don’t want the two England rpers stories to happen again) so I’m just off here in my world going ‘All by myseeeeelf.’))

anonymous asked:

Can you elaborate a little on the "structured dialogue"? Although I can sorta guess by it's comparison with naturalistic dialogue, it's not a term I'm familiar with so I'd like to be sure.

lmao i pulled that term out of thin air because i haven’t learnt about this kind of technical stuff in a while and needed something to describe what i meant

it’s hard to explain (not just because i’m exhausted and it’s 1:30am) but what i mean is that RTD’s dialogue- he writes it how people actually talk, and he’s written in his book about how he imagines what the character would say in the situation if they were real, and just writes that down. there’s fillers, colloquialisms, stumbling over words, the dialogue flowing naturally back and forth. characters have their own idiolects, for instance jackie tyler usually uses ‘sweetheart’ as a discourse marker when talking to rose, ten will say his infamous ‘well….’ etc. there’s a consistency which isn’t there in moffat who (like they introduced clara saying ‘oh my stars’ in TROA because her mother also used that expression… and it’s never been said ever again)

i prefer this naturalistic way of writing, to moffat’s preference on very deliberate… sort of… back-and-forth banter. like the doctor and river communicating in either one liners or trailer speak metaphors, which couldn’t really be conceived of on the spot. it just seems… rehearsed and that disengages me with the reality of the show. as a gifset maker, i’ve found moffat’s dialogue fits a lot easier into gifs when someone is making like… 9 Rory quotes or whatever, because lines are written to stand alone as snappy quotable quotes

his characters have a lot of fun punchlines and zingers, which i’m just not a fan of. i guess it’s like how some people say they don’t like ‘whedon speak’; some people just aren’t attuned to the voices of particular writers, and that’s fine! just like how i’ve seen people say they hate how rtd’s characters talk about what they’re having for dinner- i like that! i like that element of realism that isn’t really in moffat’s who, sort of… every day small talk which isn’t funny or plot relevant. it has no purpose, but that doesn’t mean that people don’t say it irl, and that’s what makes characters real to me

additionally rtd wrote in his book about how conversation is less two people talking, but rather ‘two monologues clashing’ because human beings don’t listen to each other, but rather think about what they themselves want to say. he also speaks about it a bit with charlie brooker about what makes good/bad dialogue

the wonderful quantumtardis has written about it far more eloquently than i can here, too

probably none of that made any sense to anyone but me, o well, i hope you can fathom something from it haha

Potential Arc Reviews: Alpha Kids

Kicking off part two out of three of this post. I spend less time digging into the alpha kids’ characters, so this may be less thorough (or alternatively more so because I can’t rely on quite as many links). The disclaimer attached to the first post still applies. If I say ‘character x needs to get beyond issue y’, I’m talking about it in relation to character dev that needs to happen within the frame of the story. Telling someone actually struggling with those issues to 'get over it’ is of course hurtful and harmful (not to mention ridiculous). As always, feel free to come to me with questions or concerns.

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