wow what a universe we live in

On non existent "romance" and ~ the kiss ~

Okay I hate to be that person but so far I haven’t seen a single post on that issue so I decided to make one myself!

The way it was shown Shindo was completely unconscious, obviously dying when Saraka (autocorrect just put Satan here lol autocorrect knows!) kissed Shindo - without his consent. Don’t get me wrong I’m not one of those people who go crazy about stuff like that in a series but I wanted to point out that when the same thing happened in Sailor Moon Crystal Season 1 between Usagi and Mamoru people went insane, cursing the manga and the anime and calling Mamoru a molester and so on. Didn’t the same thing just happen here and no one seems to give a damn? XD more importantly I don’t even mind that romance - even though it is unnecessary in this kind of show and there are two other (gay) options that make a lot more sense - however it’s completely under developed and basically non existent?

Let’s get this straight:

What we have: Shindo, Saraka, Saraka blushing literally all the time without having talked to him for more then two seconds, randomly laughing at what he says, trying to convince him of her beliefs, showing him her family, explaining to him why she wants to protect the universe at all costs, fighting Yaha-kui to protect him, saving him while he is dying, kissing him without consent, Shindo turning away out of respect because Saraka is naked, Saraka NOT manifesting a new set of clothes (girl, you can create a closed space for you and your “you-wish-he-would-be” lover but you can’t create a new set of clothes? As if, tell that to your momma).

What we don’t have: Shindo showing any kind of interest in her except as a coworker that he is forced to work with under the circumstances, Shindo showing romantic affection towards her, Shindo expressing any kind of attraction to her that shows he cares about be more than an acquaintance, any development that would indicate that their relationship is more romantic then everything that happened between Shindo and Yaha-kui or Shindo and Hanamori or even Shindo and that glasses guy that he HUGGED in like episode 3? (Even this relationship had more development), Shindo showing any kind of interest in her bullshit life story that she forces on him in order to get rid of gay Alien-chan, Shindo saving her because he has feelings for her (he literally would have thrown himself in front of an inanimate object, he’s just that kind of guy who wants to save everyone).

As a conclusion: we have an Alien woman who takes interest in a man, which is perfectly fine, seemingly develops strong feelings like love (after taking to him for like 2 hours) and then goes to kiss him while he’s unconscious because he was injured trying to protect her from someone who he actually cares about, perfectly healthy start to a relationship.
On the other hand we have Shindo, a man who really likes his coworker, best friend and possible lover Hanamori with whom he lives together and undresses while he’s asleep (explain that Saraka!!!), who also likes the outer universe alien being Yaha-kui zaShunina after having spent months with him teaching him everything he knows about humans and the universe, taking care of him, trying to teach him how to behave and possibly feel more human emotions, who also likes his coworker and friend Glasses-kun who he hugs in episode 3, and who shows no real interest whatsoever in Saraka after having to listen to her boring ass life story.
So wow what we have here is a perfect example of how NOT to develop a romance if you wanna make it happen without us seeming forced or like non existent? I wouldn’t write this and I wouldn’t give a shit if the romance was executed in a believable way, but this?

college jungkook

Originally posted by jeonify

  • first things first
  • i wanna start a seventeen au blog? because my faves??
  • and then everyone will only request like wonwoo and vernon and joshua and jihoon
  • but SURPRISE I ONLY WRITE FOR THE PERFORMANCE UNIT BECAUSE THEY ARE WONDERFUL AND LOVELY AND PERFECT IN EVERY WAY
  • okay anyway
  • jeongguk
  • my son jeongguk
  • he’s like i’m a pretty intelligent kid,,, i should go to college
  • definitely wanna avoid stuff with english because gross that’s such a weird language like what’s up with this i before e that has more exceptions than words that follow the rule??
  • and idioms wth
  • definitely don’t wanna do something with math better to avoid at all costs actually
  • probably wanna avoid something that has a lot of hard complicated formulas too
  • tbh jeongguk is really thinking art but then people tell him he’s gonna starve on the street because people nowadays don’t value culture and aesthetics and put money before everything
  • so jeongguk is like well the only valid option would obviously be
  • biochemical engineering
  • that’s right my dudes
  • and his parents are like dude wth that’s like combining all the things you specifically said you don’t wanna do in the future but when jeongguk gets his mind set on something, well damn he gets his mind set on something and now jeongguk can think of nothing better to do then biochemical engineering
  • he’s like wow i cannot wait to *googles what biochemical engineering majors actually do*
  • and his family is so so concerned but they’re like whatever we will let him live his dreams tbh,,,
  • honestly i can see ouran au in the near future…
  • but anyway!!
  • jeongguk is like um yikes well community college does not have my major so it’s probably a good idea to apply for some universities
  • tbh jeongguk doesn’t even mean to apply for an american school, he thinks the school that he’s looking at is an international school in korea?? but no no no it’s a school off in the grand old USA, and he doesn’t seem to get that fact
  • so boy done applies there, not realizing what the heck he’s signed up for
  • surprise, guess what school ends up giving him the most money
  • that’s right, the american one does
  • and that’s when jeongguk realizes that the school is in america because wait just one minute here that picture on this email most definitely looks like the statue of liberty
  • i could really see jeongguk doing college in new york because wow!! he is such a lively and fun-loving, confident kid and new york city is my favorite place in the world i’ve been there twice so i can say that in all confidence
  • but like also it has so much to do so his thirst for adventure and fun would never be quenched and he would always have something to do?
  • from like going to the famous museums or shopping downtown or all those wild food trucks?? and also like broadway my love omg
  • and so for this au he goes to american school in new york!! his parents are so willing to send him over tbh because new york is rad and in this au he has like an aunt and uncle over there who live like three hours away or something so his family know that he always has someone to count on if he ever needs someone\
  • he also has another person to count on,,,
  • his roommate,,,
  • park jimin,,,
  • it is to be noted that this isn’t in relation to the other college au’s because i am so inconsistent :)
  • anyway jeongguk flies over and he’s like wow college i am in love except he gets lost on the way to his dorm tbh and he probably ends up knocking on the wrong dorm door and he walks in on seokjin,,, standing there shirtless,,, taking selfies
  • and jeongguk is liKE OMG HI THERE UM YIKES GOTTA BLAST
  • and jin is pretty chill he gets all red but he’s like “um,,, you aren’t taehyung?”
  • “no i’m jeon jeongguk, i thought this was my room but i guess nOT”
  • and jin is like mom mode activated and he’s like hold lemme get a shirt on and then i can help you find your actual dorm there child
  • jeongguk gets all pouty and he crosses his arms over his chest like i am not a child i am an adult okay
  • but nah jeongguk is still a baby
  • anyway jin is like oh you’re roommates with jimin, that’s awesome, he’s such a sweetheart he’s in wellness walking club with me and we have acapella and cooking clubs together, and also-
  • jin is interrupted because jimin comes to the door and his eyes are all red and puffy and he sniffles “oh you’re here seokjin.”
  • and jin is like !!!
  • and jeongguk is like ???
  • jimin is all upset because he thought his roommate wasn’t gonna show up and he was gonna be alone the entire year and when he sees that jeongguk is his roommate he like tackles him and he’s smiling and jeongguk is screaming that he’s being attacked
  • but him and jimin are actually really close and they love each other very much and they spend nights talking about their crushes and sneaking taehyung into their room and talking about life back home and their families
  • jeongguk probably gets into a lot of clubs he seems like someone who would spread himself thin trying to do everything
  • he would definitely be in anime club
  • there is no doubt about it and everyone there worships him because he’s hot as hell and they probably try to make him get up and cosplay as something dumb like sasuke or something
  • can he be ritsu kassanoda too yikes
  • yes he can it’s my au
  • okay besides weeb club he would be in the wellness walking club which will now make an appearance in every single au i write
  • also ends up joining the soccer team okay and he plays goalie and damn he’s amazing he pitches shut out after shut out and his coach is like man how’d you get so good at this?? what kind of prodigy school did you go to?
  • and jeongguk just smirks like “dancing”
  • he would be on the dance team with hoseok and jimin too when it’s the “off season” for soccer (but when is there actually an off season)
  • goes to meditation club but nobody knows about this one tbh because like wow yes he’s a genius and yes he’s an amazing soccer player
  • but damn his major is hard and he does so much on top of school that he totally wears himself out but he doesn’t know how to say no to people or put himself and his health first sometimes
  • he’s not very good at sharing his feelings either so everyone always thinks he’s confident, smiling jeongguk when in reality he’s struggling to keep it together
  • and that my friends, is where you come in
  • you and jeongguk have art history together right?
  • you have this little baby crush on jeongguk right because who wouldn’t, he’s absolutely stunning?
  • but he has little everyone fawning over him and you’re like there is no way that he would notice me in a class this size, with people like that ogling over him? like what the heck
  • okay but class is ending and you need to talk to your professor really quick so you’re in no rush to pack up your bags
  • you kinda notice jeongguk taking his time too? but you’re like maybe he needs something too
  • but then there’s this loud thud and you spin around and jeongguk is on the floor, totally unconscious
  • you scream a bit and run over to him and you kneel on the ground and you shake him gently but boy is gone, he is completely passed out
  • your professor is calling someone to come and collect him or something??
  • you keep shaking him and calling his name and you’re like omg please be okay please be okay
  • the professor is like the phone isn’t working i’m gonna run and get someone please wait here with him
  • and he rushes out the door
  • you keep shaking jeongguk and you’re so stressed out but luckily for you he seems to be coming to his senses
  • yah, he’s definitely stirring and you can hear his breathing start to pick up
  • you help him up and you put his head on your lap so that he’s more comfortable and stuff
  • idk i’ve never passed out, only like for a few seconds so
  • but anyway his eyelids flutter open and maybe he wasn’t as knocked out at you thought he was?
  • he looks up at you and he smiles so softly and you can tell that he’s very confused and still out of it and you’re not even sure he’s actually awake?? and like mentally conscious??
  • “oh my god are you okay”
  • he nods and he closes his eyes again but he seems more aware and like awake??
  • “i forgot to eat” he mumbles and he exhales real slow
  • when the paramedics come, jimin is in tow
  • and yes, he confirms that now that he thinks about it, jeongguk hadn’t been eating, he was so busy with schoolwork and extracurriculars
  • poor jimin blames himself and jeongguk weakly tells him that he’s perfect and fine and did nothing wrong
  • they leave with jeongguk right?
  • jimin turns to you and he gives you a tight hug and you’re like !!!
  • “you saved my best friend oh my god thank you so much”
  • he gives you his number so he can update you about jeongguk and keep you posted about everything
  • jimin does just that tbh and he’s always like here is a picture of me and jeongguk snuggling in bed, because he needs more protection
  • here’s another picture, but this time i am spoon feeding jeongguk with jin, see him in the background
  • here’s a picture of yoongi using jeongguk as a human mattress!!
  • you feel like you get to know all of them through the updates and everything and it’s super sweet!!
  • one day, you’re chilling in the library, and someone comes and sits across from you and you’re like lmao stranger danger
  • you look up and there is none other than the jeon jeongguk
  • he has a breathe right strip on his nose and his hair is tucked back under a beanie and he’s wearing a flannel and doc martens and it’s a nice look
  • you get all blushy and you’re like wowow hi there!!
  • he smiles that bunny smile and you’re melting because is he even real probably not yikes
  • he has something in his hand and he hands it over to you and it’s this little plastic bag and inside are these totally misshapen cookies?
  • “seokjin helped me make ‘em. they taste better than they look, i swear they do”
  • you’re all !! because that’s so sweet you hope they aren’t poisoned lmao yikes
  • so you take them and he kinda gets all shy “yah thanks fo real though”
  • man i had a college au and yoongi took lots of pictures of jeongguk and i’m getting flashbacks’
  • “oh, thanks for putting up with jimin too, he can be so extra sometimes”
  • somewhere in the distance jimin feels a sudden pang in his chest
  • “well i wasn’t gonna let you die out,,, on the floor,,,”
  • and he laughs and you’ve never heard a more angelic sound before and suddenly things seem okay
  • after that you and jeongguk are close
  • buds even
  • usually when you guys hang it’s in the bangtan group setting though because he’s not one for one on one relationships, not this early in the game
  • he thrives off other people and the attention that people give him?
  • he loves the group setting, because let’s face it, jeongguk stands out
  • looks, personality, talent, he’s above average
  • he likes being in the group because it obviously sets him apart and he wants that
  • because he’s been into you low key for a while too
  • like every lecture he would shamelessly check you out and he’s so happy that you’re so thorough with your notes?
  • like he knew about you, you’re so cute and wonderful and such a sweetheart and he believes it’s fate that brought you together that day even if the circumstances were kinda !!
  • so now you two have each other in the same friend group and jeongguk could ask for nothing better
  • because yes he wants to date you and kiss your face all over but he also needs the time to get to know you better
  • but he never misses an opportunity to do things with you
  • he always invites you to his games and you probably wear his jacket to everyone and he’s like internally dying on the field because wow you guys look like an official couple he’s in love!
  • he would probably take you to broadway like save up a lot of money and give you tickets for your birthday or something??
  • and you two see wicked and you look so couply that old people just look on you and smile happily
  • tbh at the end of defying gravity he ends up sobbing his eyes out and he goes on this rant about how elphaba isn’t even the evil one, she’s just misunderstood by society and he’s having a fit and the only way you can get him to calm down is by hugging him tight and stroking his hair and whispering to him
  • what a hot mess
  • he always loves taking you to the art museums!!
  • i think jeongguk would really be into modern art because he loves loves loves seeing what the younger generation can do, and the things that set us all apart from our parents and grandparents and everything
  • but he also loves all the ancient classics and he’s especially fascinated by greek sculptures??
  • he always brings his sketchbooks to the museums and draws everything he sees
  • and then he would turn to you and be like well this is great and all but “you’re the real artwork here”
  • he would wink and smirk at you and you would roll your eyes because flirt alert
  • that rhymed lmao good one ally
  • he loves taking you shopping too and he’s like well time to spend all my money,,, on things i don’t need,,,
  • he’s such a shoe person you cannot convince me otherwise
  • he gets you matching doc martens and hoseok is like smh you two are so in love
  • he loves trying to impress you with all this hardcore engineering stuff and you’re like wow buddy, maybe if i was, idk, smart, this would make more sense
  • “i’m gonna genetically engineer my dog to speak”
  • “i’m gonna report you to the government”
  • tbh he’s such a child
  • he drags you to anime club and he’s like well i guess we gotta cosplay now,,, cosplay a cute couple cosplay,,, even though we aren’t dating because i’m afraid of forming attachments to people,,,
  • im not saying tamaharu
  • but im saying tamaharu
  • tbh it’s been like four years? three years? since i actually watched anime like idk who anyone is
  • but he would also love bringing you out to the soccer field and like no matter what level you are in the sport he’s like practice with me
  • and he would get all heart eyes when you kick the ball and he saves the goals
  • and whenever you would score on him he would start laughing and then chase you around and when he caught you he would pick you up and spin you around
  • also forces you to come to the gym
  • tbh it’s mostly so he can sit there and bench like two twenty and impress you
  • you always make sure he doesn’t spread himself too thin
  • like one time
  • jeongguk joined a club he’s not really into but he’s way too sweet to say no, right?
  • it’s like something really ugh like maybe cross country
  • and he kinda stops showing up because he’s exhausted and he doesn’t have time and he can barely get himself to eat let alone get up and go running
  • they keep texting him and the poor baby cannot say no so he’s sitting on your bed, crying as he’s pulling on running shoes
  • and you’re heart is breaking because jeongguk always puts others first and he always puts on this happy face and nobody really knows that things get to him
  • so you grab the phone and you call that number
  • “look here you carton of rotten milk, jeongguk has politely told you at least a million times that right now isn’t a good time for him? can you not respect that? i know your little team might fall to piece without him, but he’s gonna break into a million if he doesn’t get a break anytime soon. please leave him alone or else all hell will break loose, thank you!”
  • after that, nobody pushes jeongguk to do things he’s not up to
  • and after that, you, jimin, seokjin, and yoongi all get matching jackets that say “jeongguk protection squad” on the back and you all have different colors and they have flowers on them and they’re really cute!!
  • okay but like you and jeongguk flirt with each other like nobody’s business
  • and you’re like wow maybe one of us should confess,,,
  • jeongguk is like lmao nOPE
  • because yes he really really really likes you but i don’t see him as someone really eager to form romantic relationships just because wow those require a lot of work and i think jeongguk would be scared that maybe he would end up doing all the work in the sense he loves more than the other person
  • like what if he’s willing to love unconditionally, and you’re not?
  • he doesn’t want heartbreak, oh no, not at the college level
  • he’s gotta focus on his job and his future and yes he wants you to be a part of his future, but no he doesn’t want to have his future crashing down because he loved too much
  • but boy makes a dumb mistake
  • there’s an on campus art show!!
  • and remember how i said jeongguk draws everything he sees
  • well jeongguk draws you, a lot
  • like whenever you two are chilling or studying, down at the museum, waiting for one of jin’s swim matches to start
  • and there’s one drawing he’s really fond of in particular?
  • and it’s titled my love right
  • it’s a water color piece of you and it’s from this one day he took you to see the stars out in this little grotto near the edge of town
  • and as you stared on at the constellations in awe, he sketched you lovingly and-
  • that’s what he chooses to enter and there’s lot of stars in the background in dark hues but your face and clothes and hair, they’re all in warm colors, like reds and pinks and oranges and yellows? just to make it different and to have this neat contrast going on
  • but your eyes, he makes them the same colors as the stars and they look like they have stars in them, but why wouldn’t they? that’s how jeongguk views you anyhow
  • boy totally forgets that you of all people, would maybe show up to the art show!
  • jeongguk hangs low the night of the art show because he’s humble and gets so sheepish when dealing with compliments, because he has a lot of stuff up
  • but that piece, it’s in the front of the room in a large frame and it’s like really showcased
  • taehyung and jimin know all about it right,,,
  • so they call you up and they’re like you wanna go to the art show with us? yoongi has some pictures in there, and i heard they have free cake
  • you’re like lmao why wouldn’t i go,,,
  • so you do go
  • and you’re browsing all the art and you’re blown away by it all
  • one of yoongi’s pictures captioned “young love” sends a chill down your spine though because that’s a picture of you and jeongguk’s matching shoes sprawled out across your dorm floor along with art history notes and energy bar wrappers
  • as you meander through the exhibits, jimin and taehyung get more and more giddy and excited and you kinda- are you five or something
  • but they will not tell you what they’re so excited about and you’re like okay i see how things are gonna be
  • you huff and wander off by yourself because wow they’re being kinda suspicious and yoongi’s picture is still kinda got you in a weird mood
  • you wanna text jeongguk about it
  • so you pull out your phone and you go to text him but then someone tugs on your sleeve
  • it’s a girl, you think like maybe the grade under you?
  • she kinda stands there silently, staring at you and you get all embarrassed like maybe she has the wrong person?
  • but then she asks “hey, are you the one in the big painting up there?”
  • your brows furrow because okay what big painting, this night is getting weirder and weirder so you ask what she means and she takes you by the wrist and drags you over to the painting
  • and low and behold, it is you
  • you cover your mouth with your hands and just stare at it because it’s so much to take in
  • between the way it look slike aesthetically to how accurate it is to like, the actual like, message behind the painting?
  • tbh you probably tear up and you just can’t even think straight because this is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
  • you’re like what do i do, what do i do
  • you don’t even need to think much about it after that like you just grab your things and you race out of there
  • jeongguk is eating ice cream and playing pokemon on his DS
  • you’re out of breath and you kinda jam your key in the door and you rush in
  • jeongguk is startled to see you because he thought you were with jimin and taehyung the entire night?
  • but nah, here you are, up in his room, looking like a total hot mess
  • “hey, what’s up with you?’
  • and you’re like just be normal, just be normal
  • “jeon jeongguk i’m in love with you too”
  • yes, nailed it
  • jeongguk chokes on his ice cream and you’re like omG
  • but he starts laughing soon after “i think i need cpr”
  • “IM BEING SERIOUS”
  • “and im being serious, come over here and kiss me”
  • and then you two kiss all mushy and he’s really clumsy and it’s really sloppy but you like it because he pulls you down on the bed with him and runs his hands through your hair
  • you two spend the rest of the night cuddling and he names his pokemon after you and tbh he gets a little too overboard with the affection and when jimin comes back he walks in and jeongguk peppering your face with kisses
  • he tells jin and jin promptly calls jeongguk to give him the relationship safety one oh one talk
  • he makes jeongguk put it on speaker so you can hear it tbh
  • cutest couple ever
  • like he shows you at least twenty seven sketchbooks filled with drawings of you
  • okay but imagine like they win a big soccer game and they hoist goalie jeongguk up on their shoulders all cute
  • and he wriggles to get down and he runs over and pulls you into a long dramatic kiss instead
  • all his teammates get the big cooler and dump it over the two of you
  • tells you that he will genetically alter your kids so that they all look like him and you’re like who said i wanna have kids with your coconut head self
  • besides you’ll be in jail before that happens
  • say he’s gonna try to genetically alter himself that he can grow a few more inches and you just say you’re leaving the dorm to take a nap with yoongi or something and he gets SO offended
  • he gets a jacket that has your name and then protection squad on it tbh and you two always match
  • you always make sure that he is healthy and he always makes sure that you are protected
  • probably does squats with you on his back like he did with yoongi
  • and loves you unconditionally tbh the end

anonymous asked:

Yo Lav! Not sure if you have a Flowey down in your world but did you know? In other variations of the world you guys live in, like Undertale, somebody got turned into a flower after their dust spread upon it and the flower got injected with a special substance. They can see, they can move around... but they can't feel love or compassion. Only sadness and loneliness. Sounds horrible, eh?

“Someone told me a while back about this ‘Flowey’ guy… We don’t have such a creature in our universe apparently. I’ve never seen anything like it.”

“Just… Wow though… I can’t even begin to imagine what it must be like for them… Which is exactly why I said before that i’d never want to be a plant… and also why I worry about Thistle..” 

seameetstheshore  asked:

i think i know what i meant when i said /human/. there is this one HONY post where someone says: "i don't have many stories to share. we were simple people. they were all happy days". and i think what i find in your writing is these stories: the extraordinary of a life, and how even if everything goes wrong, there is still this possibility of a quiet contentment with life.

Wow, thank you so much. This is something I really try to capture in my writing, the little moments – because even though most of us will lead quiet, small lives, that doesn’t make them any less marvelous. The universe is infinite in both directions, with the spaces in the solar system unimaginable and the smallness in between atoms beyond our comprehension, and I think that’s true of our everyday lives as well. Sometimes you’ll look out the window, or there will be a particular scent on the wind, a single, perfect moment, and it’ll be the whole of everything distilled into a moment. It’s that fleeting touch of infinity that puts magical into our realism that I love to read so much, and that I hope I am sometimes successful in conveying in my writing.

anonymous asked:

I hear you on Potter being deceptively hard to world-build and an eventual failure in the making. Seeing the franchise name become "Wizarding World" is a bad sign but WB seems to forget Potter was a story with a clear ending, so it CAN'T go on eternally like Star Wars or superhero-verses. I'm already feeling bad on how new Potter media reflects on the main seven books. Anything else to add onto Potter & franchise-building in general: how hard it is and the roadblocks corporations face doing so?

I’ll admit, I definitely dropped that in there on purpose, because the idea of How To Make A Shared Universe is one that was preoccupying me a bit recently, and why Harry Potter it turns out can’t do that at all. Even setting aside how good or bad it might have been, Cursed Child is clearly redundant: there was one villain that all other evil flowed from in a very direct sense, his defeat closed the narrative for the main character, that’s the end, no other stories cry out to be told in this world. Yes, you can make a quintilogy about the guy who wrote one of that main characters’ textbooks, but it’s beyond pointless.

At the same time, Harry Potter seems like it should be conducive to the shared universe approach: there’s so much mythology and history setting up the scaffolding of that world, it feels as if you could explore its corners forever. But all of it, from the spells to the characters to the locations, ultimately come down to how they impact Harry. That’s not a flaw of the work, and those characters do breathe on their own, but it’s not *really* an ensemble piece. Only the one guy’s got his name on the cover (well, Sirius and Snape had their nicknames on covers, but you know). Everything relevant feeds back to him and his development one way or another, and once his story is done, the world ends with him. It’s rich set dressing, but for a purpose that has been served.

Star Wars on the other hand, as the star of the day (or at least the day I received this ask) and therefore my primary positive example? Just going by that first movie, while there’s one character in particular whose narrative ends up driving everything, one of the first things we learn about Star Wars is that a lot of people’s very different stories are propelling this world forward, from comedic robot duos to gun-slinging space smugglers to princesses overseeing galaxy-spanning conflicts to wizard samurai to plucky teens in search of adventure. They’re all relevant, and because of that we as the audience are to understand that all the corners of that world they represent are themselves relevant.

Thinking about it, I ended up laying out some rules for how these mass universes (on the Star Wars/DC/Marvel scale) tend to work:

1. They can’t be set in what we’d comfortably call the real world. If it is, there’s no real shared conceits, beyond the ones we real schmucks already live by, and aside from that the characters could run into each other, the connection is immaterial. The Middle and The Office might exist in the same universe, but besides a theoretical crossover episode, what opportunities spring from that connection that justify making it in the first place, that’d make people go “wow, they exist in the same world, this changes everything about how they both work”? If two or more fantastical things coexist though, you’re multiplying the number of things you’re permitted to bring into each others’ narrative spaces, and therefore crossovers make both worlds exponentially better.

1a. Speaking of conceits, generally speaking there does need to be a shared one or two that’s specific beyond the very concept of “magic/time travel/etc. exists,” to show why all this stuff needs to be in the same world.

2. Closely tied with the above, there needs to be the opportunity to explore multiple genres in that world; if you want this place to feel rich, it has to be able to feel like all kinds of stuff is going on in there.

3. Closely related, the idea that there are multiple figures of significance worth following beyond their involvement in one or two other peoples’ stories in this world is crucial.

I talked about Star Wars and how it invites diverse genre possibilities a bit already, so let’s go with my own favorite shared universe in the DCU. While I tend to think it actually works best when the ties that bind them are fairly loose, let’s cover what the core Justice League alone bring in:

* With Superman and J’onn, it’s clear that aliens exist in this universe, that they may have fantastic abilities by our pitiful human standards (or may gain them under special circumstances), that both literal little green men from Mars beyond our ken and incredible Flash Gordon-style pulp sci-fi civilizations of near-humans number among them, faster-than-light-travel and teleportation are on the table to get them here, at least one brings an entire ghost dimension with him, and they may well wear elaborate uniforms and publicly devote their lives to protecting Earth, while also living among us as humans in “secret identities”. Their adventures in pursuit of this duty can take them from the depths of space to the inside of men’s minds.

* Batman shows that humans can also devote themselves to the same mission with the same basic methods of operation, that these weird costumed characters can fight flashy stylized murderers with elaborately themed Rube Goldberg-esque master plans, and that said human vigilante can in fact function and defeat them with access to a perfect physique, virtually every existing human skillet, a set of gadgets and vehicles that wouldn’t be out of place in James Bond, and a network of allies, i.e. superheroing is an option theoretically on the table for anyone and everyone in the right circumstances, and they can get so good at it to earn a spot on the big table with people with superhuman powers.

* Wonder Woman and Aquaman demonstrate that magic, hidden civilizations that may emerge to impact humanity at any time, and literal gods are also on the table - and those of such realms may take classical heroic journeys to save our own world.

* Flash shows that just any old normal human can get powers like these under the right (if still improbable) circumstances, as well as bringing in time-travel and expeditions to other universes.

* Green Lantern shows that all these incredible forces can and will take notice of humanity directly, and declares that even our literal emotions can have a tangible, cosmos-shattering impact when the right super sci-fi tools are applied, and that we may take part in a universe-spanning mythology that extends from galactic military campaigns to beat cop work.

Even if you deleted the rest of DC Comics tomorrow, you could easily rebuild a world from those seven characters and the first principles they represent. There’s a ton going on. And at the same time it makes sense that they can and should all sit in a room together, because they share similar aesthetics and basic goals.

I think those rules hold up pretty well. Take Kingdom Hearts: much as I love it, it isn’t well-suited to an expanded universe setup. While there’s a lot of crazy magic and super-science and alien races and mythology in there, it all only really comes down to the people with the keyblades, and they just go from world to world to beat a given bad guy or seal a keyhole; there’s only so much you can obviously justify doing if you stray away from that core premise. Star Trek on the other hand for instance, while centering around a singular organization, has such a broad mission statement - go Out There to find new life and new civilizations - in the context of multiple ensemble piece programs that you can do just about anything with those crews, from dealing with metaphors of race relations to getting thrown into the 1930s to meeting actual Greek gods, and as such a whole empire of TV shows and movies and novels and comics and audiobook dramas and whatnot makes total sense. That’s what it comes down to: if there’s a real feeling that this is a world that can plausibly have anything, then there’s no reason not to do do everything with that set-up.

In a corporate sense like you ask the basic principles don’t change, just the budgets depending on the medium and which characters you can wrangle if it’s an adaptation. I do admire though how the MCU and the DC TV shows have made it work in the public consciousness, particularly how they sidestepped the possible uncanny valley involved with the concept by slowly building up to their weirder elements. The MCU kicked off with a normal guy in an - admittedly extraordinary - exosuit he built fighting terrorists and other guys in exosuits, the next had a monster but one of science gone wrong in building a super-soldier, the next had a god but in another dimension, with most of his time spent on Earth being moral, and the straight-up costumed superhero of the bunch was in a pulp period setting, with only Avengers finally doing a straight-up superhero action movie where they all get together with some super-spies to fight aliens. The CW’s world started off with a single crimefighter without even Batman’s allowances for a strict moral code and a flamboyant theme, slowly introduced super-drugs, eventually allowed super-beings but in a limited context with a single well-defined source point, then time travel, and then magic, and then aliens but in another universe, and then finally they let it all sit together with all of these becoming normal elements regularly crossing over and teaming up with superheroes as an established part of that world. Not that it necessarily has to be that way - I have problems with the DCEU, but it isn’t that it kicked off with Superman and then immediately brought in the rest of the Justice League, even if the insistence on pseudo-realism seems odd in that context - but especially in the early stages of making this something that can work for the first time on TV (aside from Trek, but those didn’t often cross over on TV) and in movies, I bet it helped.

anonymous asked:

Sorry for the dumb question, but high school is up to grade nine? Or 12?

umm my high school goes up to year 11 but if you stay on to do your A levels n such you go up to year 12..

Anonymous said:So like… what are you doing now? Thinking about university? Working? Where I live you’re in school until ur 18 or 19 (depends on when u were born) so Im curious.

uhh unfortunatley here you graduate high school at age 16. but right now im not doing anything but tryuing to get a job asap

Anonymous said:I’m not the anon who asked but wow you finish highschool at 16? I my country we finish at 18 ._.

yep 16 :-//

Anonymous said:Ohh okk i didnt know sorry haha in France we have 15 years of school (3 kindergarden, 5 elementary school, 4 middle school and 3 high school lol) and we start at like 2 or 3 so im on my “senior year” /last year or highschool ahah thank you for answering tho

ahhh i see,, np! :-)

Anonymous said:thank you for answering my question about fancafe. lovelots!

np!! good luck

anonymous asked:

my life is literally trash in every possible way with no happiness except for the one i feel because of this couple of imaginary (!!!) beautiful dorks who rn are probably telling each other sappy shit or fucking or giving eskimo kisses or making proposals and the fact that they are not real (in this universe) really fucks with my mind i mean can you believe they dont actually exist?

*me chanting* they exist they exist!

Honestly in the way they do exist because for the rest of our lives no matter what is happening there will be a day where we will suddenly think “wow I wonder what Even and Isak are doing right now?” like I do this all the time even during hiatus and that will never stop. 

I don’t do that with any other tv show. But skam is so real to me they have almost become real…does that make sense? 

and their love is real. I believe there has to be love like that in the world, and that is why this consumes me so much, because I never knew there could be until evak. <3 

I am so glad that they manage to bring you happiness and love, but if you ever need to talk I am here lovely <3 even when it’s over I will be here writing silly hc’s of our boys haha

anonymous asked:

Are you still taking prompts? If so, could you write some more of the Gallovich Queer Club thing you've been doing? Ian and Mickey with Mandy, Carl etc?

// yes I am totally taking prompts! and wow thanks for requesting something from that idea, not many people have read it :) let’s see where this goes… //

// NOTE: you don’t need to have read the previous fics I’ve written in this universe, they all work as oneshots :) //

Carl was holding Yevgeny as he waited for Ian to come back from his therapy session. ‘So does Ian just live here now?’ he asked Mickey.

He glanced across the sofa to Carl. ‘We haven’t really talked about it…but he wants to be here. And I like him being here,’ he said with a note of finality.

Carl nodded. ‘What are you going to tell Yev?’

Mickey couldn’t keep up with how quickly the kid’s mind jumped from question to question. ‘What are you talking about?’

‘As he gets older, he’s going to start asking questions. He’ll ask why Ian sleeps in your bedroom and why his mom and aunt are sleeping across the hall.’ He wasn’t speaking rudely, just curiously.

'Look it’s not as if I haven’t thought about that,’ Mickey began awkwardly. In truth Mickey had been thinking about it more and more since the day he first held his son. 'I don’t know, honestly, we’ll just figure things out as we go.’ He didn’t like talking about it.

'Does Ian want to be Yev’s dad?’

'I don’t know, ok? Jesus.’ Neither of them spoke for a moment. Mickey sighed. 'I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have snapped like that. Sorry.’

Carl shrugged. ‘It’s fine. Don’t worry about it.’ But he didn’t ask any more questions after that. Thankfully Mandy walked in from her bedroom, just wearing panties and a t-shirt.

'Hey, is Ian not home yet?’

Mickey shook his head. ‘Doesn’t finish therapy until four. Shouldn’t be back for, like, forty minutes.’

'He left the house at one-thirty,’ Mandy said. 'He told me his session was at two. Mick where is he?

'He said was going back to his house for a couple hours. Said he wanted to see Fiona and Liam…why did he tell you his session was at two? Shit,’ he said, immediately standing up and heading for the door. 'Carl? Mandy?’

'Let me get some clothes on,’ Mandy dashed back to her room whilst Mickey put Yev in the stroller. She emerged a minute later with Svetlana.

'She told me,’ Svetlana said. 'I want to help find Ian.’

She and Mickey looked at each other silently for a moment. Then he nodded. ‘Ok. Thanks.’ They left.

-

They’d so far discovered that Ian hadn’t shown up for his appointment, and Carl had called Debbie and learned that he’d not been to the Gallagher’s either. It had been almost an hour. Mickey was starting to sweat nervously.

'I should’ve gone with him. I should’ve fucking gone with him!’ he muttered to himself, kicking an old beer bottle on the sidewalk.

'Don’t blame yourself,’ Mandy told him firmly. 'Let’s try the alibi, yeah?’

'Yeah, I have a shift in thirty minutes anyway,’ Svetlana said.

Mickey glanced at her. ‘You can blow it off if you want.’

She stared at him, taken aback. ‘Thank you. But we need the money.’ They all kept walking in silence, save for Yev’s light snoring.

'What can I get you?’ Kev yelled in greeting as they entered. He grinned, having not seen Mickey in a while.

'Looking for Ian,’ Mickey said.

'He’s not been here. Hey, how’s he doing?’ Kev asked, speaking more quietly now that they were at the bar.

'He’s missing,’ Carl told him.

'Shit. You check the hospitals? Emergency rooms?’

They all looked at each other. ‘We didn’t think of that,’ Mandy admitted. Mickey looked like he was going to throw up.

'It might not be that bad,’ Kev said hurriedly. 'Why don’t you try Boystown?’

'Why would he go there?’ Svetlana wondered.

'Why would he want to go there?’ Mickey murmured to himself, staring at his shoes.

'Ok I’m going to shut up and pour you a shot,’ Kev did so, lining up glasses for Mandy and Svetlana too. He tossed Carl a juicebox.

'Mick, we should probably head down there. It’s plausible,’ Mandy said.

He nodded. ‘Thanks Kev,’ he said.

'Yeah, hope you find him.’

Svetlana leaned down to lightly kiss Yevgeny, and then paused before hugging Mickey. It took a second before he hugged her back. It was brief but affectionate.

'Shit, you going straight again Mickey?’ Kermit yelled, laughing.

'Not fucking likely,’ Mandy spat at him as she wrapped her arms around Svetlana’s waist and kissed her, rough and hard. Carl grinned.

'Well that’s definitely bought in more business,’ said Kev amidst the wolf whistles from surrounding drinkers.

'Bye,’ Svetlana said to Mandy, grinning and licking her lips.

They headed out, the men in the bar shouting for Mandy to stay too. She just stuck up her finger as they left.

-

'So…this is Boystown?’ Carl said, looking around in wonder. 'Why have I never been here before?’

'Because it’s a fucking shithole,’ Mickey told him.

'Let’s just find Ian. And Carl, do not wander off anywhere,’ Mandy said, 'Can you push the stroller?’ She passed it over to him.

'Sure.’

They first went for the club where Ian worked. It was fairly dead inside, with it still being early.

'Hey!’ Mickey yelled at the manager, who was stood near the bar. 'You seen Ian? Ian Gallagher?’

'No. But if you see him, tell him he needs to come by and collect his tips from last weekend.’

Mickey frowned. ‘He’s not had a shift here for nearly a month. He said he called to take some time off. He’s - sick.’

'He was here on Saturday. Mixing drinks and dancing as usual. Stopped giving lap dances though. Shame. He was one of the best.’

Mickey didn’t say anything. He just turned around and walked out as fast as he could. He felt like his head was going to explode. Carl was first after him.

'Are you ok?’

'Why would he lie to me?’ Mickey said. He was furiously trying not to cry. 'When has he even had time to come down here? Why would he…is he sick of being around me?’

'The guy said he stopped giving lap dances. That’s proof that Ian isn’t sick of being around you.’

Mickey didn’t say anything for a second. ‘I’m pissed with him but mostly I’m fucking worried,’ he told Carl.

'Let’s take the L to the hospital?’ Carl suggested.

'Mick!’ Mandy’s voice came from behind them. 'This guy saw Ian.’

A fit man in black jeans walked beside her. ‘I just sold to him. About an hour ago,’ he said quietly, glancing around to make sure no-one else could hear.

'Fuck,’ Mickey sighed. 'So he’s lost and he’s high? What did he buy?’

'Uh, coke, E. And some weed.’

'Why would he do that?’ Mickey asked Mandy, his eyes wide and desperate.

'He didn’t say where he was going,’ the dealer added.

'Yeah you can fuck off. And don’t fucking sell to him again,’ Mickey said, and swiftly kneed him in the groin.

-

They were on their way to get the L, walking under the bridge, when he saw them.

'Hey!’ Ian’s voice. Mickey immediately spun around. Ian was slumped on the ground, leaning against part of the bridge. He ran over and crouched before him.

'Ian, what the fuck? What have you taken?’

Ian’s eyes were unfocused. ‘Ah…a little of this, little of that,’ he said unhelpfully.

Mickey took his hand. It was cold. Probably from sitting out here. ‘Ian…why?’

Ian shrugged, unable to meet his eyes. ‘I don’t know. I don’t know anymore,’ he whispered. ‘I just didn’t feel like therapy…it feels like I’m not making any progress…and I know that would upset you…so…I don’t know,’ he shrugged apologetically.

'No, Ian, not knowing where you are and finding out you’ve been snorting coke upsets me. Actually going to therapy, that’s progress. You have to talk to me if you’re worried, if you’re unhappy. Please…the fact you’ve been thinking these things in silence…Ian when I said I loved you I fucking meant it. I need you to tell me this stuff so I can help you. I am never going to be upset with you about something like that.’

'Sorry I couldn’t be honest,’ he said. He was crying now. 'I’m sorry Mick, I’m just so fucking scared because I can’t control anything in my head anymore. Some days I can’t see myself. And I’m terrified that one day you’re going to realise that you don’t know who you’re lying next to anymore. Because I sure as shit couldn’t tell you for certain. Every day it's…a mess. Every day, Mick,’ he sobbed, leaning into Mickey’s chest. Mickey held him.

'There is no way that I wouldn’t recognise the only man I’ve ever loved. The only man who taught me how to be free. And now I guess it’s my turn to help get you free. Mess? I know mess. Nothing will stop me from loving you. Nothing. We can and will get through anything. But you’ve gotta meet me halfway, where you can. Don’t just leave me ignorant back home while you’re out using this shit to cope. Please. Please, Ian.’

'Yeah, I’ll try to talk to you. I promise,’ Ian breathed Mickey in for a moment before reaching into his pockets. 'Can you take these? I - I don’t want to have them on me anymore. Just in case,’ he told him.

'Of course,’ Mickey said, pocketing it. 'Thank you.’

'I do love you too…I love you and that’s why I hate myself for all of this even more.’

'Don’t, Ian. Don’t hate yourself. Just don’t. You’re not worthy of hate. Trust me,’ he told him sincerely. Ian just looked at him and cried. And neither boy could really tell whether they were good tears or bad tears.

'Mickey please can we just go home?’

'Sure, yeah…your house isn’t far,’ he said, helping Ian stand.

'No,’ Ian gently tugged at his shirt. 'Our house. Our home.’

Mickey smiled in spite of everything and kissed him. ‘That’s home?’

'It’s where you are.’

And then Mickey was crying too.

'Well that answers my question,’ said Carl. They all looked at him, confused - but Mickey nodded and smiled at him slightly.

// the end. hope this was ok…please keep prompting me for fic-a-day-for-may! //

anonymous asked:

INTP x ENFP best friends on a first date?

INTP and ENFP are some of the last people in a bookstore. ENFP is messing with some of the small toys and trinkets on a shelf nearby. The INTP is standing, holding a thick book, staring off into space.

ENFP: *Walks over with a toy that spins* Hey, INTP, check this out!

ENFP: It spins! But look what else.

INTP: Interesting…

ENFP:

ENFP: *Leans in INTP’s direction* What are you holding?

INTP: Nothing…

ENFP: *Grins* Yeah? Whatcha thinking about?

INTP: Hm?

ENFP: Oh, jeez, this again. Hellooo! INTP! What is that book about. :D

INTP: *Snaps back to reality.* Hm- oh! Yeah. This. Um, it’s just, it’s complicated.

ENFP: Oh, yeah? Try me!

INTP: Really?

ENFP: Yeah! Come on, whaddya got?

INTP: *Looks back down at book* Well, if you really want to know, it’s about a guy who meets an alternate version of himself. Like, from a different universe.

ENFP: Oh, wow, that’s awesome! I love that kind of stuff.

INTP: You… you do?

ENFP: Totally! It’s crazy to think about.

INTP: Yes, it is. Have I, um, ever told you about my alternate universe theories?

ENFP: No, you haven’t! Lay it on me.

INTP: …so by that logic, that would mean that the universe that you traveled to, went back in time to change to fit the original would then have to change the original that you came from into the timeline that you entered in the first place. If that did not happen, then there would be two completely identical universes, meaning that there would be another version of myself out there that is the same as me in every way. And… ah! That INTP would not be considered an “alternate version” because we would have had the exact same experiences, meaning that he is me, and I am him! Oh, of course, you also have the people that claim that that’s irrelevant unless the two of us would be brought together to create a paradox, but then you have to wonder if that’s even possible. Hmm! And what would happen to the universe that has no INTP one of us leaves to join the other.

ENFP: :O

ENFP: Wow…

ENFP: So if I understand what you’re saying, our alternate selves are “us”, but at the same time, are not because of their separate lives and outcomes.

INTP: Exactly. Everything that is not situational is identical, thus, giving each universe a… template, if you will, to then shape into versions of the same person via experience.

ENFP: Man… we should build an inter-dimensional doorway or something! I want to meet alternate me and you!

INTP: I would not be opposed to spending that time with you.

ENFP: Really? :D

INTP: Absolutely! Most people would have tuned me out by now. You did not. I like that.

ENFP: We should have started dating a long time ago!

INTP: I agree.

ENFP: And on our breaks, we can play with the spinny thing.

INTP: Yes. We can play with the spinny thing. :3

Fun fact: the INTP’s theory is actually part of something I once thought of when I was pondering timelines/universes etc.

The Dread Doctors’ plans for Scott - and did he get a heart transplant?

I’m not sure what this is. Other than it’s long (as usual). My process seem to write it all out. good grief. 

It will culminate in a theory that the dread doctors have put a new heart in Scott - much like they did with Theo. Theo was the chimera that almost succeeded. He got a new heart. Are they repeating that, only with Scott - someone who also had asthma like Theo - and who was weakened by wolfsbane so that it returned. 

I think that was why Scott remembered the trip to the hospital after reading the book - he was brought in with a severe case of asthma, perhaps a condition the doctors was looking for, finding suitable. I also think the doctors have messed with Scott already, like in 5x01 with the odd thing with the magnets. Possibly as long back as the icebaths. 

I take my sweet time getting to that point - if you just want to read the part. you can safely skip towards the end of the post. 

As an additional teaser - the first victim of La Bete back in the day was a young girl getting her heart ripped out - like Theo’s sister, whose heart was given to Theo tryng to make La Bete. So whose heart has Scott got? 

Remember this?

A hint of something happening to her heart? An ancestor of the original first victim - it fits just too well… :) 

Read on at your own risk… 

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holycowomgitsjenn  asked:

What is your favorite wine?

here is the secret about me: i can’t….really…..taste things. i can only taste things that have a very intense taste. so like, all red wines taste the same to me? all white wines taste the same to me? all rosés taste the same to me? people are like “ahhh yes this is oaky with just a hint of fruit” and i’m like “….yes it……yes it’s very………purple, ahhh, hmmmm, such…..tannins. those are in wine right? yeah. tannins. gotta have ‘em.” 

this makes me a very cheap date, so, you’re welcome to everyone who i have ever gone on a date with that ordered wine. (jk i don’t go on dates that take me to places where we have wine. i am not nearly fancy enough, as a person, for that kind of date.)

that being said, i like red wine. i mean, i like all wines, pretty much, but if you gave me the option i’d say red. once in high school some friends and i got really really drunk on rosé, which was the absolute most embarrassing thing you can say out loud. also wine hangovers are the worst.

listen children who follow me if ofgeo teaches you nothing else let me teach you this: do not get drunk on wine. nothing makes you want to die more than a wine hangover. all hangovers are horrible and should be avoided at all costs, but a wine hangover is like the universe leaving a flaming bag of poop on your doorstep and then forcing you to listen to the zac brown band’s “chicken fried” on repeat while you watch that one person who was mean to you in high school live out your dream. it’s not even their dream, it’s your dream, but there they go, living it!!!!! and what do you have? a flaming bag of poop and “chicken friend” playing forever, eternally, in your head.

love yourself. don’t get drunk on wine.

Comic Con 2015

Hello!

I just got back home and read the exciting news from San Diego comic con! Let’s sum it all up shall we?

Zog, a triceraton soldier in the Triceraton Republican Army and a friend of the turtles will joint the 2012 TMNT universe and will be voiced by Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Terminator).

Lord Dregg, an alien warlord, will also come back to 2012 universe as a new villan and he will be voiced by Peter Stormare (Fargo, Jurassic park)

Armaggon, mutant shark from the future, will make an apperence and is voiced by Ron Pelrman (Hellboy)

And finally, officialy, after all those hints and teases, Mona Lisa will finally join the 2012 universe and will be voiced by Zelda WIlliamsOooooh, she was great in Korra as Kuvira (See you on the other side, Were the world mine)  

And Fugitoid, a fugitive android, will alsomake a comeback with the voice of David Tennant.

(Sorry, no picture)

LOOK AT TURTLES IN SPACE!!!!!!!! WOW SO COOL

That’s all the news we got from live tweet. I AM SUPER EXCITED!!!!!!!! What about you?

Steven Universe
  • Friend: So, what shows are you into?
  • Me: Well, there is this one show about a boy who lives with three rebel aliens that fight against corrupted and broken gems left on earth by their home world. As the show progresses, we learn that the rebels' home world wanted to hollow out the earth for their own benefit, so the rebels decided to revolt in order to save all life on the planet. The young boy starts to control his powers that he inherited from his mom, but he is starting to learn that his origins aren't as clear or good as he first thought.
  • Friend: Wow! That sounds cool! What show?
  • Me: Steven Universe.
  • Friend: Oh... I saw it advertised. It looks stupid.
  • Me: ...
  • Friend: ...
  • Me: Get out.

Meeting The 1975  on the 22/7/2014 *Concert Day*

Basically I woke up really early in the morning to get to the concert venue for 8am as I was meeting my friends there and we wanted to get front row seats. After arriving we were basically 10th in the queue and we sat there for about an hour after we decided to wonder around the venue (we left our bags there with other people in order to keep our places). The concert venue was near the hard rock hotel in sentosa (singapore) so we thought they’d be staying at that hotel, even though there were others right next to it. My friends and I (we were 3), just stood around the hotel and I noticed that the band’s equipment arrived. I decided to go up to the guy (one of the band members friends) and start talking to him. We spoke about the concert which was that evening, what they were going to do in the afternoon, he asked me a couple of questions too. He was very sweet and when I asked him what hotel the boys were staying in he told me that they were staying in the one next door to the hard rock hotel. After saying goodbye (we spoke for about 2 minutes) my friends and I decided to just walk around the hotels. We didn’t end up seeing them as they were probably resting before the concert.

Later that morning my friend and I noticed girls running so we just followed them and we saw Matt who was wondering around. We didn’t get a photo or anything but he said he’d come back for photos. After lunch we made friends with these two girls who said they saw them go into universal studies so what we did was waited, had lunch, and after an hour we went back in the hope to see them, which we did. They were inside the VIP area so I went up to the “guard/front desk” to ask if there was another exit and he said no. In that time frame I saw the band inside who were smiling at me, and I also saw the guy who I spoke to earlier and he waved at me. They then left and we saw them go back to their hotel, we just let them be, didn’t follow them. 

When the time for the concert came, we got front row! It was so surreal seeing a band who you’ve supported for ages live. I threw my sunglasses on stage (I got them for free at Vodafone, so weren’t good quality at all). We called Ross after one of the songs to put them on, he looked at us confused and was laughing, and after during the song he threw his guitar pick at me (which I didn’t catch)…. Matty also smiled at us during the song ‘Robbers’! When the end of the concert came, my 2 friends and I went back to the hotel next door, in the hope that it was that one they were staying it. I saw them coming in and told my friends, we said hello to the band. I went up to George, said hello and asked for a photo and even though it was blurry I managed to get it. Then I saw Ross and I said “Hi I was the girl who threw the sunglasses on stage!” he said “Oh that was you! I didn’t know what it was you threw haha, did you catch the guitar pick?” I said “What could it possibly be?! haha and no I didn’t but thanks for throwing it! Can I get a photo with you?” Basically I got a photo with the two of them and then my friends and I went out where the guy I met that afternoon (who told me the hotel) was. I went up to him and said “Hi, we met earlier on this afternoon at the lobby of the hard rock hotel” he said “oh yeah! how did you enjoy the concert?” I said “It was amazing. Thank you so much for telling us what hotel they were staying at!” He said “No worries” and then my friends said how much they liked it and apologized on behalf of the fans for being crazy. And he was like “Yeah, I’ll tell them. It was crazy”. Then I asked him for his number, he was hesitating to say something, and I said “in all seriousness could I?” and he said “maybe its better not, sorry”. So yeah I got rejected, oh well! Something I learnt that day “If you don’t ask, the answer will always be NO”.

Meeting The 1975 on the 23/7/2014 *Airport*

That morning I had a flight to Bali at 7:50am as I was going on holiday and meeting my friends there. My friend had already told me that the 1975 were going to Perth so I looked at the flights that were on that day. There were a couple leaving in the morning so I was hoping that they’d be on the flight at 7:45am. After checking in, I went to Costa Coffee and sat down, I recognized the backstage crew members that were sitting in front of me. Another one came up so I decided to break the ice and start talking to him. I asked them if they were working with the 1975 and he said “possibly.. haha” We spoke for about 15 minutes and he was so nice! He was asking me what I was studying, where I live, where I was going etc. It was a really good breakfast!! Really, he told me how outgoing I was and he was like “you can tell you’re good at introducing yourself, hence why you’re taking international relations and politics!” - I told him earlier. I told him that I was planning to go to Manchester to study in September at the uni there and then he said “Wow, that’s a really good university! All the best of luck! Maybe we could see each other sometime soon then?” And I said “Of course!” That was towards the end of the conversation and after they had left I went towards my gate. It was really good and we laughed a lot too, they’re so friendly!

As I was walking around the terminal I saw Ross and Adam walking towards their gate, theirs was right next to mine. Ross said “Hey! We met yesterday at the concert. Where are you flying to?” I said “Hi! Yeah we did, I’m off to Bali today.” Adam said “Wow, Bali that’s nice, how long for?” I replied “Just 5 days, staying with some friends”. they both said how lucky I was. Then I asked if I could get a photo with the both of them. Ross said laughing and smiling “You already got one with me last night! Haha” and I said “yes I did, but it was all blurry, and plus we aren’t all sweaty now haha!” he said “oh yeah, good point” We posed for the photo and after talking a bit more they said have a good flight and I wished them good luck with the rest of their gigs.

I was just walking along until I saw Matty and George. George recognized me and he said “hello gorgeous, how are you?” I said “hiya! i’m good thanks, how about you?” he said “good, just tired really” I told them how I really enjoyed last night and Matty said “aw thanks! where are you off to now? I said "Bali, on a girls holiday!” they both smiled, laughed and said “that will be a lot of fun then!” and I said “you bet!” after a bit of talking, George said “we got a photo yesterday, but it was all blurry right?” and I said “yeah it was”. Then Matty, so sweet, said “would you like a photo with me darling?” Then George asked one of the crew members to take a photo of us three. Afterwards I told them that I’d be hopefully going to university in Manchester and they said “oh hopefully we can see you when you’re there! Best of luck with results!” Then we talked a bit more and they said they had to board now so they told me “Have a safe flight” I said “Good luck and have fun in Australia!”

All in all, it was really amazing seeing one of my favourite bands and actually talking to them like normal people, having proper conversations. By the end of the day I also got given someones number, but who that person is will remain private.

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anonymous asked:

I've wanted to know this for a while but had nobody appropriate to ask! I figured seems you seem very wise & are newly married you could help. How does marriage change a relationship? Do the physical things that are really change the relationship a lot? I plan on marrying one day but I've never ever seen/known any married couples before, let alone Christian ones. I have nobody to ask about marriage and what it involves. What are the hard parts? Best parts? The biggest change? Scariest part?

Hi Anon,

This is a fun question!

How does marriage change a relationship?

For Ashley and me, the most dramatic change was that we went from long-distance to seeing each other every day—almost over night. But that was just us. 

The most profound change is actually much more universal. Marriage is about two people becoming one. So when Ashley and I married, we stopped living two individual lives, and started living one shared life. And that’s a big change.

Do the physical things change the relationship a lot?

This surprised me, because I expected sex to change the relationship a lot more than it did. But the biggest change was more along the lines of, Wow, it’s OK for us to do this now. Isn’t that weird?

What nobody told us, however, is that sex has to be learned. The desire for sex comes naturally enough, but the mechanics of it can take some figuring out - especially if you’re tense or nervous. So don’t have huge expectations for your wedding night—good sex will probably come later.

What are the hard parts?

The most difficult part has been altering my thinking from my life to our life.

I can’t spend my money as if it’s just mine anymore. I can’t plan my time as if it’s just mine anymore. I can’t cater to my feelings as if they’re the only ones I have to worry about anymore …and I can’t spread out like a starfish in bed anymore. :P

I guess I could say I sometimes miss the freedom of being single. But the truth is, I love that I have Ashley to consider now. It just takes some getting used to.

Best parts?

The best part of being married to Ashley is Ashley

I love being with her, talking with her and making a home with her. I love doing chores with her, relaxing with her and having fun with her. I love hiking with her, visiting friends and family with her and serving in the church with her.

I love Ashley. She’s my best friend, and I love life with her. The best part of being married to her is being married to her.

Scariest part?

Everything is of greater consequence when you’re married.

Any struggle I have to overcome is a struggle Ashley will also have to overcome. Any hardship I face is a hardship she’ll also have to face. And any failure I endure is a failure she’ll also have to endure.

So I worry about being able to take care of Ashley. She’s vowed herself to me, no matter what. And I can’t control what that will mean in her life.

But we are children of a Father who always protects and provides, so I’m learning not to be afraid.

When I find time, I might make post about “A Day in the Life” of our marriage.

Thanks for the question!

Peace, love and Jesus,
-James 

so hamilton’s cinematography

the hamilton grammy performance just happened, and i just saw it, and like everyone else i’m wowed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the performance, but can we take a minute to talk about that cinematography?

because that fucking brilliant cinematography.

i kind of became a video nerd after i started directing live programs for my university, and you know what? filming a live production is hard. like, really fucking hard, and the more cameras you’re managing and the more complicated the production is, the harder it gets.

so from watching the performance once, i think it’s technically possible to shoot that video using three cameras, if two of them are jibs and one of the jibs is really long. like, ridiculously long. you’re-in-danger-of-knocking-out-the-extras long. so that’s not likely. there’s definitely at least one jib stationed a bit left of the center of the audience, and probably at least two stationary cameras out in the audience, and you need a camera on stage to get those side-profile closeups without risking knocking out the extras.

so that’s at least four cameras to manage, maybe five if there’s another camera in the audience, which there might be.

and hamilton is a fucking complicated performance.

this isn’t the sort of thing you just wing.

so you’ve got these five camera operators, and all of them are really skilled - at the beginning of the song, when you have the camera spinning around to frame Burr and Lafayette and Laurens as they come on stage? that sort of shot is much harder than it looks, you’re adjusting your headroom constantly, someone is making sure the focus and color balance stay right, and if you stop zooming in or out before you stop moving the shot looks really unnatural. that shit’s HARD. you’ve got a couple cameras out in the audience getting close-ups, and you’ve got a huge fucking jib swinging around the place, and not only are they getting brilliant shots, they’re also staying out of each other’s way. i didn’t see a single shadow, i couldn’t see the on-stage camera that i’m pretty sure existed, the jib never crossed in front of any of the other shots.

seriously, that video wouldn’t look out of place in a movie adaptation. i caught a couple mistakes - it looks like someone walked in front of the stage camera when they weren’t expecting it, and the shot of Hamilton walking down the stairs has too much headroom in it (side note: that shot? that incredibly simple shot where Lin-Manuel Miranda walks down some stairs? that’s a rock-steady close-up pedestal shot from a jib, and you have no idea how hard that is to pull off), but you know what? you’re working with five cameras, with an incredibly complex production, and the whole video crew has probably studied every movement that every cast member makes in that first number, and they’ve blocked out their shots to make the cast look as good as possible - because that’s what cinematography is all about, making a series of moments look as good as possible - and that is difficult, long work, particularly when you’re going to broadcast live and there won’t be time to edit out mistakes.

and that production was almost flawless, and behind-the-scenes people never get enough credit.

so congratulations to the camera operators and assistants and cinematographers and everyone else involved behind the scenes of hamilton. you never get enough credit, and you did good.