why didn't i know there was so much of this in the movie

  • <p> <b>what she says:</b> I'm fine<p/><b>what she means:</b> so newt scamander has shown excellent prowess in not only using magic as shown by him using wordless spells even though he was trained in verbal magic and sure it's for saving time onscreen and all that but it says something and it's meant to show us this man knows how to use magic and he's shown apparating constantly without splinching and often with jacob so an added person plus he has an entire world in his suitcase with a shit ton of different climates and spaces and that's gotta take a lot of maintenance to stay functional and has insane knowledge on most species and herbs not to mention he literally extracted an obscurial from this girl which tbh doesn't sound simple at fucking all and he's also got to know how to use this magic correctly and efficiently so as to avoid trouble i.e. he smuggles magical creatures and traveled all over so he HAS to be able to hide his tracks so why did he not have a moment to obliviate jacob? he's asked a few times throughout the film and he never responds and i think it's because he empathised with the fact that this is a Muggle Plagued By A Completely Stale Life working in a canning factory and that that small moment of magic he witnessed could give him the strength drive and hope to lead his best life. Newt Scamander didn't obliviate Jacob Kowalski because he /wanted him to glean strength from the knowledge that magic is real because he is good at heart the way few people are. Newt has proven he toes the line between criminality and lawfulness but he wouldn't willingly expose or endanger the secrecy of magic folk so there is no explanation as to why he "neglected" obliviation if it weren't deliberate and sure there were a few times he ignored using some kind of mending or reparative charms to cover his trail like in restoring the jewellery store or the wrecked attic and others but there was no time for him to do so since he almost immediately had to apparate away or deal with some other loose creature so these are not examples of his character since he repaired the giant wreckage of Jacob's house and maybe that was because he cared about Jacob but they hadn't progressed as friends yet and what's more likely is he is BY NATURE aware of how to act cautiously with magic so nothing else makes sense other than him not obliviating on purpose to give Jacob a little bit of light and since we established he wouldn't endanger the statute of secrecy he knew that even in letting Jacob know what he knew it wasn't enough to uncover the magic community and even if Jacob spoke out he wouldn't be believed any more than most people and he could be obliviated eventually if he posed a threat but this actual angel newt scamander always sees the best in everyone so his first thought was that he had faith in Jacob not to rat out their community or at least not out of malice and to just admire this memory of this world he had with reverence and im not crying you're crying<p/></p>

“Do you belong to Kusakabe?”
“… Yes. Half of me does.”

can i talk about this? i’m going to talk about this. 

like we know already that this series and especially the movie is a wonderful existence for portraying such pure, sweet, slow and subtle, soft falling in love between two classmates that happen to be boys and none of those annoying melodramatic tropes often found in this genre (at least, none too distracting and heavy) but this. this part really hit me in the heart.

it’s always bothered me when people asked that question of “who do you belong to now” because that’s?? not how a relationship should work? you don’t belong to a person just because you’re with them? people are not objects to be flaunted and branded?????? it’s up to you to treat yourself right, and you totally can be with someone and love them so much it’s like you’ve become one with them, but it’s important to remember to put yourself first when you need to. 

and then sajou turns around and throws this at kusakabe, at us. and i’m. absolutely speechless. he’s not saying he’s given himself wholly to kusakabe, because, as romantic as all those super dramatic old-timey love stories like to brainwash us, giving away yourself to another is quite terrifying (and honestly? in my opinion? not healthy. you can give your whole heart to someone, but please keep yourself. value yourself more than anyone else, please). 

he’s saying, yes, i love you, and yes, i am taken by you.
he’s saying, yes i am yours but you are also mine.
he’s saying, this is a compromise, but this way, we are equal. 
we belong to each other, while at the same time, we still belong to ourselves. 

and fuck, if that’s not how a relationship should be, i don’t want any of it.

So Badrinath Ki Dulhania released a week ago and I have already seen it twice in cinema (first time in my life I watched a movie twice in cinema). I’ve been excited about this movie ever since it got announced. The past few weeks my whole life revolved around everything and anything BKD related.

I knew the movie would be enjoyable and I’d end up liking it, but i never expected it to be THIS good. It has a beautiful and important message which i didn’t see coming at all. I was blown away by the movie and the performances. I kept on talking about it to everyone around me. It has the right combination of comedy, drama and romance while delivering a message without being preachy. That’s why it worked so well for me.

Speaking of the performances: simply wow. It’s no secret that Alia is good and she did really well in this movie (Vaidehi is such a great character. I love her!). Varun was incredible. Seriously. I’m not saying this because I’m a fan, but he was really outstanding. People who said this is his best work after (or maybe even together with) Badlapur were not wrong. What I love about his acting is that he’s really good at showing emotions with his eyes. Anger, pain, happiness, love; you can read it all in his eyes. I can’t say too much about his performance without spoiling the movie, so I’ll stop here for now.

Sahil Vaid as Somdev was really hilarious. He and Varun have great buddy chemistry and they are so funny together. I laughed so much during their scenes. I laughed even harder when I watched the movie for the second time. The fact that they brought the Humpty trio back (with Gaurav Pandey as Gurmeet) brought a huge smile on my face.

Do I even need to talk about the songs? I love the whole soundtrack and it’s been on repeat ever since it released. I have a feeling it will stay on repeat for a long long time. (bonus points for them sneaking in this beautiful song from another movie towards the end and literally making me cry)

It makes me extremely happy that the movie is doing so extremely well and it’s receiving so many positive reviews. The word of mouth for this movie is so good that it broke quite a lot of records. The whole team deserves this and I’m really happy for and proud of them. I have a new favorite movie to add to my list.

Okay, so for a long time I distanced myself from Star Wars, because I felt like, as a girl, I had no right to enjoy and immerse myself in it, due to being told so by a male fan in my late teens. So while I was excited for tfa, I didn’t really let myself Enjoy It Completely. And while I was watching it for the first time, I definitely loved every moment of it, but the moment that truly drew me back into loving the franchise as much as I did when I was a little girl, was the moment the lightsaber flew into Rey’s hand. I cried in the theater when the music swelled and Rey activated the lightsaber and we, the audience, knew what it meant. So if you think representation doesn’t matter, I’m not sure what to tell you, except that you’ve obviously never been in a place where you felt like you didn’t have a right to enjoy something because of who or what you are. Because representation is more than just seeing someone who looks or acts like you on the screen. It’s an a formal invitation. It’s the knowledge that you’re included. That no one can take that away from you or tell you you don’t have the right to enjoy something. Because a part of you is on the screen, permanent, and beautiful. That’s why representation matters. And that’s why GOOD representation matters even more.

okay so one of the things i think is really cool in movies is when you get a summary of someone’s entire character throughout the movie in a single scene, and the second croquet scene i think is awesome because it gives that summary of heather duke

during heather chandler’s turns, she’s quiet and stays out of her way, which is how she acts like all the time prior to heather c’s death; she doesn’t want to make her angry because she knows if she does that she’ll lose, not just with croquet but with her social standing and friends and whatnot

heather c targets her specifically during the game, which, while she might not be the subject of her scrutiny all the time, is probably how she sees it, especially with how heather c belittles/ignores her personal problems when they inconvenience her. she asks “why?” when heather c aims for her the second time in a row, to which she responds “why not?” even if heather c has reasons to intimidate heather d (which she probably really doesn’t), heather d certainly doesn’t see them and feels like a target for no particular reason other than she’s there

then when her ball is basically trapped (which is pretty much how she feels around heather c), heather d manages to take a roundabout way to score. she’s like the underdog coming through in an unexpected way, mirroring how she takes over as queen bee because of heather c’s death; nobody really saw that coming because of the position she was in, but she pulled it off

she’s at her most confident after scoring, after she’s bested heather c; after heather c dies, heather d becomes much more confident and forceful because she’s taken heather c’s place and she likely (possibly subconsciously) thinks of herself as better than heather c because of that; she beat her and she doesn’t have to worry about her taking back the number one spot, and since heather m’s mom showed up after she took her croquet shot there was no time for heather c to score against her again, meaning she clearly won the game

also there’s the whole “you asked if you could be red, knowing i’m always red” thing; heather d does eventually take heather c’s place and her scrunchie, effectively making her red



I have compelling evidence you have captured Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes, brainwashed them into believing they’re actors who don’t know each other, then forced them to play Steve and Bucky in a movie and you didn’t tell them the story is actually true. But you couldn’t erase muscle memory so you try to keep them apart as much as you can when there are cameras, so the world won’t find out how evil you are.

But I have evidence. E-V-I-D-E-N-C-E.


“i know nothing about lazytown or this guy (he seems cool tho) but as someone who actually loved lalaland, i truly wanna know why he hates it so much :o (like i totally agree the movie has several issues and i love it for very personal reasons but to hate it that much?? i’m intrigued)“ @gentlemanlupin

I just think he didn’t like the whole “for Hollywood’s glory” thing like its an unnecessary subject made only to flatter themselves??? he didn’t talk about the directing (which looks stunning) but more on the message and subject


I’m going to try to describe what this moment was like for me when I saw it on Wednesday. It’s difficult to put into words. It was like someone had suddenly wrapped me in a blanket of dread. That music kicked in, and the barbed bracelet circles started flying, and I HAD A REACTION. I had an actual physical reaction to it. I took a sharp breath and it felt like my heart seized up. But it was completely without context. I’m reacting to this and I have no idea why.

Memory is such a strange thing. I remembered so few details about Stars. (I didn’t even know I remembered THIS until there it was.) Yet suddenly there are all these EMOTIONS and you can’t be sure where they’re coming from or going to.

I know me. I would’ve watched this over and over again. Don’t get me wrong, I am wailing in agony and my tears are real and everything I am going to be writing about HURTS ME DEEPLY. But they’re all (well, mostly) The Good Hurts, the kind that remind you how much you love these characters, and how much they love each other, and how very very important all that is.



So that music, the sudden chord erupting from the silence and tension of the moment, would have been the signifier that all that pain, that delicious delicious pain, was coming.

Then fast-forward decades later, and the details are gone. The whys and hows have left me. There’s only THIS. This flash of intense emotions that I feel, that are mine, but also NOT mine because I don’t understand them.

I wouldn’t have needed help to feel the things that I did, but it added an interesting dimension to it all, made it a bit more REAL, almost. It was overshadowed so quickly by what happened, but it was such an intense moment for me, I wanted to try to capture it.

It’s amazing, the power that stories have.