worthy of the spotlight :)

I’ll be your sky and your fire
And I will go much higher
I’ll stand up to the lightning, it’s time to turn the tide…at least i will try
I will be legendary
I will shine in your eyes
and you’ll see that I’m worthy to be in your spotlight
In Your Spotlight” ♪ Original Pokémon Song


I found this super cute song based on Popplio and i 
immediately thought at Will singing it for Dipper o(╥﹏╥)o 


(Yeah this is just a photo of a draw on my sketchbook so the quality isn’t really the best, i’m sorry)

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Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn in Bloodline

“He is such a precise actor. There is a cadence to his dialogue, there is a pause. There is this look with his eyes. He is really intense.”

“The duality for the role for Ben of Danny is written on the page, but with any less of an actor, you wouldn`t have the empathy he is giving you, the audiance. That Jekyll and Hide kind of thing that he is playing all at once. Not many actors can do that. He is beoynd Emmy worthy.“ 

Performance Spotlight with Dawn Steinberg - why Bloodline is filled with Emmy-worthy performances from the first episode through the end.

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kloirdevan  asked:

What is a mary sue? Cause honestly, I feel like I've lost track of what it means anymore.

TVTropes has an extensive list of Sue tropes. To quote them:

“TV Tropes doesn’t get to set what the term means; the best we can do is capture the way it is used. Since there’s no consensus on a precise definition, the best way to describe the phenomenon is by example of the kind of character pretty much everyone could agree to be a Mary Sue. These traits usually reference the character’s perceived importance in the story, their physical design and an irrelevantly over-skilled or over-idealized nature.”

…. In other words, the term “Mary Sue” is generally slapped on a character who is important in the story, possesses unusual physical traits, and has an irrelevantly over-skilled or over-idealized nature.

You did ask me, though, and I think there are a few things to remember about Mary Sues. They always have writing flaws, but not any simple writing flaw. If a character doesn’t make sense, that itself isn’t Sue-worthy. The relative importance or spotlight that the Mary Sue receives is what makes the Sue.

Examples in Fairy Tail that I would accuse are the following:

  • Mavis Vermillion: Fits the Purity Sue to a tee. She is innocent, inspirational, intelligent, pure-hearted, and wonderful, and can do no wrong. Should she actually screw up at any time, she will immediately be cleared of any responsibility for any perceived wrongdoing. She is held up as wise and pure, even when we are shown that she is extremely unintelligent and literally crafted magic for the purpose of murder.
  • Jellal Fernandes: Many types of Sue, but mostly the Creator’s Pet: it is the immense focus and importance he receives that weighs down the rest of the story. Other types he can fit into are the Sympathetic Sue (from the moment of his reintroduction, much of that focus on Jellal has revolved around trying to make the viewer feel sorry for him) and the Black Hole Sue (characters tend to talk about Jellal a lot and think about him even when he’s not relevant to a scene, particularly Erza, but also other characters–this includes forgiving him and fighting on his behalf despite knowing him only as a deranged, evil man previously); as said on the page, “This is fairly blatant author favoritism in effect, with the author using his or her effective position as God of the story to carry the character through by her hands.” Jellal also showcases many signs of being a power fantasy, which (as the TVTropes page describes a different phenomenon with that term), I will say is an Author Avatar move involving sheer character power–Jellal has it, and it is Superior To Yours.
  • Natsu Dragneel: Fits the Creator’s Pet alongside the Author Avatar (”If the Author Avatar is idealized to a fault, always gets the last word, is always shown to be right and starts correcting the world around them, then reader beware: the author has just created a Canon Sue.“) with some signs of the Black Hole Sue–Natsu’s issues are always at the front even if he’s not really the focus of the scene, and other characters are driven to comment on his paaaiiiiin about Igneel leaving him. He shows especially blatant signs of being a Jerk Sue with his being a gigantic asshole and bully and always being played as ideal throughout it: “Perhaps they are loathed so much not just because they are jerks, but because you are also expected to think they are awesome. They certainly come with most of the other traits of Mary Sueness - being completely untouchable in every way. And of course, despite being a jerk, everybody either completely ignores her appalling attitude, or lets her walk all over them, even the ones who would normally peel off her skin and wear it as a coat for that kind of behavior.” He especially reeks of the God-Mod Sue, what with his constantly winning battles through ass pulls and to the blatant exclusion of better and more competent characters.
  • Erza Scarlet: Fits the same elements of the Creator’s Pet and God-Mod Sue that Natsu does, but also has elements of the Purity Sue: think about it. Can you ever remember a time where Erza did wrong according to the narrative, or was treated as capable of doing wrong? Note also that she is the one who enacts or influences many of the villain redemptions (Jellal, Minerva, Irene), even if they don’t really seem remotely interested in being less than evil.
  • Zeref Dragneel: Zeref is a Villain Sue who, as described on that very page, also crosses over with the Sympathetic Sue. All of Zeref’s monumental wrongdoings are the result of his paaaaaiiinnn and all the crappy situations forced on him, and even as he’s portrayed as a genocidal madman, the story seems to intend us to feel sorry for him despite it.

To spin things up a bit, be reminded that the Mary Sue (as a term) originated in fanfiction, and fans have their own Sues that can’t be laid at the author’s feet:

  • Levy McGarden: Rather than being a Canon Sue (as the other characters on this list are), I would pivot and point towards the idea that Levy as perceived by the fandom is a Sue, rather than how she’s perceived by the author. And Levy McGarden is guilty of being the self-insert for many a Fairy Tail reader (which I suspect is why her relationship with Gajeel is not looked upon with more horror and disgust): she is short, smart, bookish, quiet, timid, introverted, and doesn’t necessarily have the most jaw-dropping figure, but lo and behold, she has attracted the attention of the big, muscley bad-boy punk villain-turned-protag who falls for her twerp charms. This makes Levy an extremely attractive character for fans to step into who want to experience that, and makes them more willing to overlook her failures as a character or device. Levy is pushed to the fore in canon in ways that really shouldn’t involve her, but it’s the fans who push monumental amounts of importance and praise on her that she hasn’t really earned. 

Hopefully you’ve left this post with a better idea of what qualifies as a Mary Sue, and why I label many of the Fairy Tail characters as Mary Sues. 

0cherryblossom7  asked:

Totally envious of Kristen and anyone else whose eye color appearance varies depending on the lighting of the photo or video. I haven't seen her wear such a soft pink color in a while (if ever) but the skirt totally suits her and she wears all her outfits like a boss. I respect and admire her for being more vocal about polarizing topics here in the US. That she posed with Pulse survivors struck a chord, especially given this weekend we here in Orlando will reflect on the one year anniversary.

Hi Blossom!

Yes, it’s amazing how that works.  No matter what she wears, what color her hair her eyes are always amazing and ever changing to a degree!

As for the pink…I can remember one other time very recently that Kristen wore a soft pink…

This is probably one of my most favorite looks.  But last nights was such a dichotomy of badass/femininity and I loved it.

I love how “girly” Kristen has been dressing since she buzzed her hair.  I think she mentioned in an interview @ Cannes that she feels more feminine rather then less with her new hair style.  

She looked amazing last night and she has been looking so fit and amazing for months now.  Can’t wait to see where her style is going to lead her next.

As for the reason for her appearance last night, I can’t tell you how happy I am for her to be involved in such a worthy endeavor.  You, as a resident of Orlando, know more than some just how important it is that we get a handle on this issue.

I’ve been thinking of the violence/terrorist attacks in the UK and just how much worse it could have been had it been easy for them to get a hold of guns.  

As for the Orlando shooting…I can’t believe that it’s been a year and we’ve done nothing in this country to improve the situation if anything we’ve made it worse, we just haven’t seen the shit hit the fan yet.  

Here in NC our lovely GA is trying to pass easier open carry and allow guns on college campuses.  I can’t believe that they think the answer is more guns rather than less.  We already have plenty of guns in this country.  More than we need. I’m just hopeful that our Governor will veto this legislation.  

Take care and I hope your community continues to heal from the tragedy you endured and I’ll continue to be happy that Kristen is lending her spotlight to such a worthy cause and can’t wait to see her short on the subject.

anonymous asked:

I agree with everything you said about Sasusaku's arguments, what naruhina arguments you hate?

All of them. NH be like:

1. “How could you dislike her?”

Me: What’s so shocking about people disliking an ecchi character? If I wanted to fap to a ecchi chick, I’d read ecchi.

2. “She’s so shy and sweet”

Me: She’s a shy creepy stalker. She’s also a selfish thirsty privileged bitch who cared about nothing but the dude she’s infatuated with.

3. “At least she’s better than Sakura”

Me: First, have you heard of low standards is a crime? Second, she’s not better than Sakura, she and Sakura are pretty much exactly the same character; selfish, men crazy, devoid of purpose outside being a love interest and fangirl, constantly ruined the series with their obnoxious fangirl moments. Third, your fandom are really spineless and pathetic if you have to use the lowest denominator to defend Hinata. 

4. “Hinata deserves Naruto”

Me: She doesn’t deserve shit. 

First you can’t deserve a person. Second she did nothing to help Naruto, your arguments about her being there for naruto are outright lies. Naruto said he’s lonely, he had no one until Iruka and Sasuke. Unless you think Naruto was lying about him being lonely, or he just completely forgot Hinata was ever there, your augments are a pile shit.

5. “But she’s the only one who admired Naruto”

Me: Do you think if you make a shrine for zayn malik in your room and kiss his poster goodnight every day, and it’d count as “being there for him”? And you could walk up to him and say “I deserve you, I’m your first ever fangirl”? Do you people even live in the real world?

6. Hinata deserves to get what she wants/happiness/the spotlight”

Me: Exactly what has she done to deserve it? She’s neither a kind person nor has done anything that hugely benefited humanity. Being in the friendzoned is hardly the most heart wrenching tragedy. Unless you’re adopting the fedora’s entitlement mentality, I really don’t get why she deserves to get what she wants or happiness. Everyone is free to pursue happiness, but no one deserves it, it’s not a right/entitlement. She’s a boring secondary character, her characterization is lazy, one dimensional, and why would we want to put one of the worst and dullest bits of the series in the spotlight? Anyone else in K11 and Taka would’ve been more worthy of “spotlight” than her.

7. “She’s the perfect woman”

We’re not talking about your sexual fantasy, we’re judging her character in the context of the story. She’s a ninja in a fucked up and abusive place for children. She’s a key member of a clan which subjugate half of its people. But apparently according to some of you, she should be judged as a girl in an otome game. Some of you are so transparent with your sexist agenda without even realizing it, it’s sad. You’re basically admitting all you care about a female character is does she fit your requirements of a ideal woman in my wish fulfilment. This is like me saying “this male character is a great character cos he thinks about his crush all day, does nothing but perfecting his confession letter and love poems, oh he also watches her sleep. He’s the perfect man”. 

I don’t mind people using her for their own romantic and sexual fantasy, that’s all she’s good for anyway. But the thing is it’s quite obvious some people are forcing their view on how a woman should be by glorifying this ecchi stereotype. Tbh all it does is making me want to see female characters shattering male characters’ fragile ego just for the laughs.

8. “Neji died to protect Hinata and Naruto’s love”

Me: First, are you asking people to hate your fandom?? Do you think people who like Neji give a flying fuck about Hinata’s teenage lust? In case you haven’t noticed, we hate her character, she and her thirst aint even worth the toilet papers I wipe my ass with, let alone Neji’s life. You’re just making us hate her more.

Second, Neji died cos Kishimoto killed him. Neji died cos Kishimoto couldn’t think of another way to remind Naruto Hinata’s existence except killing someone in her clan. It’s not like Neji had free will and could object when kishi asked him if he wanted to be a cupid. 

Edit: I forgot the almighty “internalized misogyny” argument. I hate Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuuga equally, I’m not a misogynist :P

n0tdrunk  asked:

hello lovelies, if you have any extra time on your hands could you update the Hogwarts Stucky tag? ive through everything there and i would love some more :) <3

Sure can do! Here’s all the new ones I’ve found. (And will be reading this weekend…) 

Steve Rogers and the Tri-Wizard Tournament by gryffindor17 (WIP) 

There’s not a person who walks the halls of Hogwarts who doesn’t know Steve Rogers: the boy with the righteous streak, hot temper, and massive crush on the Romanian Longhorns’ star Chaser, Bucky Barnes. But Bucky exists to Steve only on the front page of The Daily Prophet. He has long since resigned himself to admiring from afar, catching games when he can or otherwise following Barnes’s crusade against injustice through printed page.

Until the man himself walks into the Great Hall on the first night of their Seventh Year.

Bucky’s life outside of the spotlight is hardly worthy of a footnote, never mind a headline, but no one wants to read about Bucky Barnes being found face-down and fast asleep between the shelves of Durmstrang’s impressive library. Between his studies and the Quidditch Finals looming around the corner, the last thing Bucky needs is something like the Tri-Wizard Tournament. He knows Headmaster Pierce is expecting him to volunteer, but all Bucky really wants is to pass his N.E.W.T.S. and maybe twist The Minister’s arm into passing the bill about guaranteed pay for House Elves.

That is until he spots Merlin’s gift to man sitting at the Gryffindor table.

Then things get complicated.

“Punk.” “Jerk.” by Sherlockd

A Hogwarts au where Bucky and Steve hate each other, they argue and constantly get into fights. However, Bucky can’t stop thinking about Steve, and when they get detention for a week together they slowly become friends, but they keep up the arguing in public just for the laughs. But during the time at Hogwarts their relationship turns into something else that they refuse to show their friends.

Gold and Silver, Red and Green by YukiRiikus_Reading_Room

Bucky had doubted he would get into Gryffindor, he really had, but he did. He’d never even considered that wherever he ended up, Steve wouldn’t be right beside him. And then the little shit goes and gets sorted into Slytherin.

All The Magic In The World & It Took You This Long by FawkesFlame123

They’d grown up next to each other and had been best friends forever, both of them coming from magical families. Bucky was dark haired, blue eyed and Steve thought he was gorgeous, he was tall and lean, muscled and charming, he also happened to have a pretty smart brain in that head of his.

Steve was hopelessly in love with him.

The Smallest Muggleborn Slytherin by blutwurstisms (WIP) 

inspired by a post on Tumblr stating that Steve Rogers would be in Slytherin House. My mind came to the natural conclusion Bucky would end up in Gryffindor, and so here are their adventures together.

We Are Pleased To Inform You by ARightCharlie (nerddowell)

Steve, Bucky and co.’s first year at Hogwarts, where Steve is a terrified Muggleborn with no idea what he’s doing, Bucky is the chatterbox pureblood, Bruce and Tony bond over the science of a saltwater animal living in a lake in Scotland, Sam “just wants to fly, man!” and Natasha does a lot of eye-rolling. Featuring duels, detentions, Quidditch (and commentator Loki), Blast-Ended Skrewts, Marauders!Avengers and Buckbeak puns. So many Buckbeak puns.

MY FAVOURITE STEVEBUCKY FICS

making this for no reason other than i am INCREDIBLY dedicated to reading nothing but the best stevebucky fanfiction

so here is a condensed list of the very best stevebucky i’ve read

Into That Good Night by Nonymos

Steve Rogers has lived for entirely too long—long enough to see the world’s end. The heroes are gone, and the Earth is pushing what’s left of mankind towards the exit.

But when a makeshift team rises from the ashes, when a mysterious presence all but drags Steve there, he begins to think there may be hope yet. As they shoot for the stars one last time, Steve will get proof yet again that the future is nothing if not an echo of the past.

OK THIS IS MY ALLTIME FAVOURITE LIKE I HAVE NEVER READ A FIC THAT LEFT ME THIS WRECKED I GOT INSANELY INVESTED IN THIS FIC IT IS U N T O U C H A B LE i will never read a fic that i love as much as this fic. it’s an interstellar AU (one of my fav movies) but if u have not watched interstellar u won’t be lost or confused. just fun space things. feat CAROL DNAVERS MY LOVE, confused steve, loki fucking w ur mind, bucky here to break ur heart, bruce getting the recognition in fics he deserves, and some of the most in character writing u will ever see.



One Caress by fuck_me_barnes

Steve’s rarely been touched in a way that didn’t equate to some kind of hurt. The cold metal of a stethoscope against his frail chest or the sting of a needle drawing yet another blood sample, when he was a sickly child. The bone-shattering punches thrown by the neighborhood bullies on the playground, or by his own father at home, drunk and wild. His mother, weak and clutching at him as she grew more incoherent with the drugs as the cancer ate away at her insides. Touch was something he shied away from, something he told himself he just didn’t want.

Except…he did. He just didn’t know how.

Until he finds a flyer for a local “affection and intimacy services” program.

In which Steve learns how to become comfortable with touch, and there is one very good dog, and a slow-burn romance.

this fic is exactly waht u need. read it. u need to read it. go.


Don’t Ask by AnnaFugazzi

Captain America and Bucky Barnes were like brothers. Everyone knew that.

TORE ME INTO PIECES AND THREW ME INTO HELL i LLLLOVE THIS fic so much WARNING for period typical homophobia and the slurs that that brings (read at ur own risk)


Thirty-Eight Days and Counting by thecommodore_squid

It didn’t escape him that Steve shared his assumed last name. “Are you gonna be my cousin?” Bucky asked dully.

Steve frowned. “Husband, actually,” he said easily, holding up his left hand to show a typical golden band.

Bucky scowled and closed the door.

AKA
An AU in which Bucky is put in the witness protection program and Steve is the agent hired to protect him/pretend to be his husband.

i am not one to turn down a good fake relationship AU (many references to star wars, also i am literally steve rogers in this fic bc i am watching star wars for the first time right now do not bully me)

WARNING for mentions of addiction and torture


Kiss Me Hello by kehinki

Bucky and Steve take to kissing each other hello, goodbye, goodnight. It’s all very platonic until it isn’t.

exactly what the summary says u need this


Itsy Bitsy Yoga by wearing_tearing

Bucky teaches a Parent & Toddler Yoga class. Steve and his two year old son are his students.

MY FRIEND RECCED THIS TO ME AND I L O V ED IT HOLY SHIT please read this its 59k adorable words and its pure gold


At Ease by derekstilinski

Steve frequently sends out care packages for the troops, and when he learns about the penpal program, he’s quick to fill out an application. He’s assigned Sergeant James Buchanan Barnes. Everything grows from then.

mad eme cry i love it sosososososomuch


Steve Rogers and the Tri-Wizard Tournament by gryffindor17

There’s not a person who walks the halls of Hogwarts who doesn’t know Steve Rogers: the boy with the righteous streak, hot temper, and massive crush on the Romanian Longhorns’ star Chaser, Bucky Barnes. But Bucky exists to Steve only on the front page of The Daily Prophet. He has long since resigned himself to admiring from afar, catching games when he can or otherwise following Barnes’s crusade against injustice through printed page.

Until the man himself walks into the Great Hall on the first night of their Seventh Year.

Bucky’s life outside of the spotlight is hardly worthy of a footnote, never mind a headline, but no one wants to read about Bucky Barnes being found face-down and fast asleep between the shelves of Durmstrang’s impressive library. Between his studies and the Quidditch Finals looming around the corner, the last thing Bucky needs is something like the Tri-Wizard Tournament. He knows Headmaster Pierce is expecting him to volunteer, but all Bucky really wants is to pass his N.E.W.T.S. and maybe twist The Minister’s arm into passing the bill about guaranteed pay for House Elves.

That is until he spots Merlin’s gift to man sitting at the Gryffindor table.

Then things get complicated.

same friend who recced me itsby bitsy yoga recced me this one and Let Me Tell U she is a hero because this is the hogwarts au u have always needed


i’ll update this every month or so whenevr i have a good batch of fics but for NOW here u go 

Thoughts on Burgerpants, his relationship to Mettaton, and the abusive “Mettapants” fanon dynamic

I’d like to preface this by saying that Mettaton is prooobably not a gr8 person in general, so this isn’t a Mettaton-did-no-wrong-ever type rant. He KILLS PEOPLE FOR RATINGS, or at least tries to.

But as far as Mettaton abusing Burgerpants, there is a gray area. Not because the things Burgerpants desribes aren’t abusive (because they are), but because Burgerpants as a character is a very dramatic exaggerator.  We gotta remember that BP, in canon, completely exaggerated the burger-dropping incident with Bratty and Catty to get sympathy from a random child he just met. If you don’t know what part I mean…

Burgerpants’s take on the incident:

“So I went out to the alley to see those two ladies, and uh… you know, see what’d happen next.

Then my boss, uh, saw me and asked me what I was doing.
I was so startled, the hamburgers in my pockets tumbled out onto the ground.
Not wanting to lose face, I scrambled to pick them up!
But, as I was leaning over, the weight of the remaining hamburgers…
… caused my pants to fall down.
Then the girls laughed at me.
Everyone calls me Burgerpants now.”

Versus the girls’ version of the story:

“OK, like, the annoying thing is…
He’d be OK if he just treated us with some respect.
But he just acts…
Really weird.
And then acts like it’s OUR fault he acts that way!
Like, when we asked him to get those Glamburgers…
He dropped them and ran away before we could even say anything!“

No mention of it being funny to them, no mention of laughing at Burgerpants, no mention, even, of the burgers actually being IN his pants at any point or of his pants falling down. Considering that he ran off before they could even say anything, they probably didn’t even have time to laugh at him, let alone mock him and start the Burgerpants nickname. And you’d think Bratty and Catty, being such big Mettaton fans, would mention Mettaton being present during this incident…..if he was actually there. This means he probably wasn’t.

(Also note that it took Bratty and Catty a sec to even know who you were talking about when you ask about “Burgerpants” and I can’t remember anyone else ever referring to him with that name, so it’s highly likely no one even calls him by that at all, aside from himself.)

Related side note that BP also says this at some point during the game:

“Lie to yourself all the time. It makes you feel better…”

He is an exaggerator for sure, and possibly a compulsive liar.


Now, on to theory:

  • Mettaton may not be the literal devil, but he is self-absorbed, which could cause Burgerpants, who is also self-absorbed, to feel like Mettaton despises him because MTT doesn’t give him the attention he feels he deserves - attention as an equal, as an actor. He wants to be on par with Mettaton or maybe to surpass Mettaton, to prove himself worthy of the spotlight. Unfortunately, he tries to do this in the worst way possible: slandering Mettaton’s reputation by badmouthing him to random strangers at the burger emporium.
  • MTT’s other employees absolutely love Mettaton, as shown if you kill him. The only one who seems to have any problems with him is Burgerpants. Weird, but it could still be single-target abuse, right? Maybe, but knowing Burgerpants’s penchant for exaggeration and the way he acts on the job, I feel like Mettaton gets mad at him for smoking indoors, slacking off, complaining to customers, and shittalking him all the time….and Burgerpants takes that very personally. Anything less than complete adoration for Burgerpants is seen as mean, condescending, and threatening by him, especially because Mettaton is considered an Attractive Person, the bane of BP’s existence.

So when almost every Mettapants shipper portrays Mettaton as this horrible abuser and BP as his victim and romanticize that, it honestly makes me wonder…why tho?


Tl;dr burgerpants is quite likely the most complex and interesting character in undertale…..

and it’s so weird….that fandom, like, ALWAYS chooses to portray Mettapants as an abusive dynamic when there is perfectly valid reason in canon to….you know….NOT do that? I mean, their relationship probably still wouldn’t be good, but not for any reason other than BP’s hate of the guy.

As a person in the public eye, I have always felt that if I have the good fortune of being able to shed a spotlight on different causes that I feel passionately about… I never tell people whom to vote for. I’m not telling people where to give money, but if there is to be a spotlight shed on me, then I’d like to direct that spotlight onto causes I think are worthy or onto interesting, progressive figures. 

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get to know me meme: [3/8] celebrity crushes → scarlett johansson

“I’m not telling people where to give money, but if there is to be a spotlight shed on me, then I’d like to direct that spotlight onto causes I think are worthy or onto interesting, progressive figures.”

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10 times the Kardashians used their powers for good instead of evil 

If you follow the Kardashian sisters on social media, you’re mostly in it for the personal updates, personal #branding and personal product placement.

But every once in a while, the trio of women “famous for being famous” shine their spotlight on worthy causes, neglected global crises and other important issues that the 24-hour news cycle has ignored. Case in point: Khloé Kardashian’s Instagram post about Boko Haram.