you have to create a hero

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I’ve finally realized why I always have so many problems creating parents for any of my fictional characters whenever I try to write an original story. The reason is that I think any reasonable parent who found out their 14 year old child is allegedly the predestined hero that will save the whole world, would still react by saying: “Yeah, whatever, you’re 14 and this is a suicide mission, how about NO.”

So now I’m imagining two worried parents accidentally becoming heroes because they keep trying to stop their child from putting themselves in harm’s way, and to do so they must defeat all the villains. 

The 10 Elements of a MAIN CHARACTER

To all the writers who have ever been told “Your characters have to be three dimensional!” or “They should be well-rounded!” and just felt like saying: “What does that even MEAN?! What goes into a 3-dimensional character? Specifically? And how do you go about creating one?!”

Good news. There’s a way. 

Great main characters – heroes, protagonists, deuteragonist, whatever you want to call them – have ten things in common. Ten things that are easily developed, once you know what to create within your character. So no one will ever be able to tell you “needs to be more three dimensional!” ever again. Ha. 

1) Weaknesses: Main characters should be flawed, but I’m not saying this because it will make them more realistic (though it will) – I’m saying they need to be flawed because if they’re not, they shouldn’t be a main character. Story is another word for change, or more accurately, character growth. Not character as in “fictional person”, character meaning “heart and soul”. Story is someone’s character changing, for better or worse. Main characters at the beginning of the story are lacking something vital, some knowledge of themselves, some knowledge of how to live a better life, and this void is ruining their lives. They must overcome these weaknesses, if they’re going to become complete, and reach a happy ending. There are two types of weaknesses: Psychological and Moral. Psychological ones only hurt the main character. Moral ones cause the main character to hurt other people. Easy.  

2) Goal: Characters exist because they want something. Desiring something, and the fight against opposition for that desire, is the lifeblood of story; and because character is story, it’s also desire that can breathe life into words on a page, and begin the process of creating a real person in a reader’s mind. It’s this ‘desire for something’ that sparks that first connection between reader and character. It makes us think “Well, now I have to find out if this person gets what they want.” This is a powerful link. (How many mediocre movies do we suffer through, when we could easily stop watching, because we’re still trapped by that question of “what happens?”) So if this is powerful enough to keep people watching an annoying movie, imagine how powerful it can be in an excellent story. 

Like in Up, the goal is to get the house to Paradise Falls.

3) Want: If the main character wants something, they want it for a darn good reason. Usually, they think that attaining the goal will fill the void they can sense in their lives, the deficiency they can feel, but don’t know how to fix. And they’re almost always wrong. Getting the goal doesn’t help anything; which is why, while pursuing that goal, they discover a deeper need that will heal them. Which brings us to …

4) Need/Elixir: Main characters are missing something, a weakness in their innermost selves is causing them to live a less-than-wonderful life. Through story, these main characters can be healed. Once they discover what’s missing, and accept it, and change the way they live to include this truth they’ve uncovered … they’re healed. Learning this truth, whatever it is, forms the purpose of the story for the main character. The reader, and the character, think the story is about achieving that big tangible goal the premise talks about; really, underneath it all, the story is about someone achieving a big intangible truth, that will ultimately save their life and future. Often, this need is exactly what the character fears or professes to hate. 

Like Finding Nemo, where Dory states exactly what Marlin needs to learn. 

5) Ghosts: 

Not this kind of ghosts.

Ghosts are events in your character’s past which mark the source of their weaknesses and strengths. Because these happened, the character became who they are. All we need to know about backstory are these moments, because who the character became is all we care about. There’s really only one ghost you absolutely need: the source of their moral and psychological weakness. Something happened that knocked the character’s world off kilter, and everything from that moment onward has been tainted by what happened. This moment haunts them (hence the name), and holds them back from uncovering that need that will heal their weaknesses. Pixar are masters of this: the source of Carl being stuck in the past, curmudgeonly, unable of loving anyone new? Ellie dying; his ghost. In Finding Nemo, the source of Marlin being suffocating, protective to the point of being harmful, possessive, and fearful? His wife and 99% of his children being eaten in front of him; his ghost. 

6) True Character: These are the strengths, values, convictions, fears, faults, beliefs, worldview, and outlook on life that make the main character who they truly are. 

7) Characterization: This is everything on the surface of a main character. The way they look, talk, act, etc. All of this originates from those deeper elements of their being, the strengths, values, ghosts, weaknesses, needs, that make them who they truly are. So often, you can think of this as a facade they’re projecting, a way to shield the the truth about themselves, how they wish to be perceived. The story, and the other characters, are slowly going to see deeper than this characterization, revealing more and more of the reasons it is the way it is. 

8) Arc: If the character is going to change from “Incomplete Person” to “Complete Person” there’s going to be a journey they go on to make that possible. The external story, the pursuit of that big tangible goal the premise is about, is causing an inner journey to take place. What they have to do in pursuit of that external goal will apply pressure to those weaknesses, and pressure causes change. This process has seven steps, but if I write it all here this post is going to be obscenely long. So I might wait and give this its own post.

9) Changed Person: Who is the character going to be at the end of this story? They better be different, or else the story didn’t work. How do they show how different they’ve become? What is the moral choice they make, that spins their trajectory from “the future doesn’t look so great” to “happily ever after”? This should be known right away, maybe even before anything else is settled about the character. This gives a distinct end goal, a way to work backwards, a destination in mind that you can navigate towards.  

10) Fascination and Illumination: The surface characterization, and the brief glimpses of the true character underneath create curiosity in the reader/audience. What the character says, and the implied subtext beneath the dialogue, creates a puzzle the audience wants to solve. Actions they take work the same way; if the writer indicates there’s deeper motivation behind why a character behaves in the way they do, we buy into solving that mystery right away. We can’t help it. “Who are you really? Why are you the way you are? And how is that going to effect the story?” These are all the unspoken, almost not consciously acknowledged, questions that fascinating characters provoke. Searching out meaning, connecting the dots to find the truth – we can’t resist this. We’re not fascinated by tons of backstory and exposition about a character; we’re fascinated by story, by mystery, by the technique of withholding information and having to interpret and hunt out the truth on our own.  So gradually, the story and the characters will force that character to reveal a little more, and a little more, until we have a complete picture of who this person is. Crucial that this information isn’t told up front. Gradually illuminate it. It’s just like getting to know a real person. 

So how does this work in a real character? Let’s take a look at Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert, because almost everybody has seen that movie. 

Moral Weaknesses: He’s selfish. He’s a little greedy. He’s a little rude. He uses his charisma and bravado to keep people at a distance from the real him. 

Psychological Weaknesses: Insecurity, fear of vulnerability, feels like the real him (Eugene) would be unwanted, unlovable, and have nothing – just like when he was an orphaned kid. Also, he doesn’t know who he wants to be, what he wants to live for. 

Goal: Flynn wants to get that crown. So he has to get Blondie to see the floating lights, so she’ll give it back to him, and then they can part ways as unlikely friends.  

Want: Why does he want the crown? What does it mean for him? He actually states it (reluctantly) in song: “I have dreams like you, no really. Just much less touchy feely. They mainly happen somewhere warm and sunny. On an island that I own, tanned and rested and alone. Surrounded by enormous piles of money.” He senses there’s something off in his life, something is missing. But he mistakenly believes this missing piece is money, which will allow him to buy a lonely island, where he can live out his days as Flynn and no one will ever know Eugene. 

Need: “All those days chasing down a daydream. All those years living in a blur. All that time never truly seeing, things the way they were. Now she’s here, shining in the starlight. Now she’s here, suddenly I know. If she’s here, it’s crystal clear, I’m where I’m meant to go.” He wants a crown … he needs to fall in love with Rapunzel. He needs to love something more than himself, and find out that love isn’t something to fear and push away. He needs to abandon the 'Tales of Flynnagin Rider’ ambition, and get a more worthwhile, new dream. 

Ghost: The source of all of his weaknesses can be linked to his “little bit of a downer” childhood as an orphan. Interestingly, he isn’t aware of another facet of that ghost, and Rapunzel points it out to him. “Was he a thief too?” she asks. He looks taken aback, before answering “Uh, no.” Something’s gone wrong. The choices he’s making are not living up to that original role model.  

Characterization: Flynn’s charming, funny, smart, charismatic, and arrogant (in a somehow charming sort of way). He’s also rude, contemptuous, and sarcastic. All traits that help him keep up that 'swashbuckling rogue’ facade, and push people away from the real him. 

True Character: Underneath all that, he’s a Disney prince. That pretty much sums it up.  

Changed Person: “Started going by Eugene again, stopped thieving, and basically turned it all around.” He started the story as the guarded and evasive Flynn, he ends as the selfless and thoroughly-in-love Eugene. 

Fascination and Illumination: Imagine if everything about Flynn had been told, right up front. We know he’s an orphan, we know he’s upheld a fake reputation, we know he’s a kind and loving guy underneath it all, we even know about his “tales of Flynnagin” childhood dream. You know what happens? We like him … but we’re not interested in him. There’s nothing we need to find out. There’s no curiosity. And if there’s no curiosity, and nothing being illuminated, your story’s not going anywhere. So instead, we find out – alongside Rapunzel – more about Flynn as the story progresses. And that is how it should be. 

So!

Developing characters in this way, I’ve found, really reduces worries about how “well-rounded” and three dimensional I’ve made them. They feel real to me. And besides helping me create characters, this ten element technique has also let me analyze characters I like, which is strangely fun. It’s a great way to figure out why a character works, what causes them to be so effective, and how you can go about creating them yourself. 

Yeah, I’m a bit of a nerd. 

But if you want, try it out. Develop a character. Analyze a character. You might find it as useful/fun as I do.

Really what was happening through this whole process was that the world that we are building and the heroes that we are creating no longer belong to us, so the fans of Overwatch, through fanfiction, through cosplay, through the most amazing fanart I’ve ever seen, started to take over the worldbuilding and the intellectual propriety from us. You can ask the Overwatch fans who’s dating who in the Overwatch line-up and it’s actually kind of amazing. They have stories for all of the heroes and what their love-lives are, and we love it. We think it’s the best thing ever that it belongs them. We now think of ourselves as the custodians of the Overwatch world. We are taking care of it for what our community is going to create for moving forward.
—  Jeff Kaplan at the D.I.C.E Summit 2017
Quick And Dirty Tips For Creating Subplots

– Not everyone should love the hero.

– The more antagonists you have the more conflicts you create.

– Real life should happen to the characters, even if they are saving the world they have jobs and responsibilities.

– Give the character interests and friends outside of work.

– Multiple point of views aren’t a bad thing if you know how to juggle them.

– It all needs to come together at the end.

– Not every antagonist needs to be vanquished at the end.

– – Give us more than one character to love– (from Diantha)

— Make each and every character count — (from Diantha)


Stories need subplots. Make sure yours has one.

Somewhere in My Dreams

Author: @somethingmorecreative1

Cover photo: grimreapercy 

art:

This was made for Rachel as a mock book cover for her fic that she wrote for  the @pjohoobigbang . I’m honored to have gotten to work with Rachel to create this for one of many amazing fics she has written. Huge thanks to @falloutside and @percyyoulittleshit for putting this whole thing together and allowing me to be apart of it. You guys did wonderful, and thank you for all the date extensions. So without further ado, I give you the cover photo for Somewhere in My Dreams, hope you guys like it. 

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Today in 1938, the most prolific comics creator on Earth was born. Shotaro Ishinomori was a protege of manga legend Osamu Tezuka and would go on to create some of the most iconic Japanese heroes including Kamen Rider, Kikaider, Cyborg 009 and the first two Sentai Series (Himitsu Sentai Goranger and J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai). He holds the Guiness Book of World Records record for most single comics pages drawn and published with over 128,000! Sadly, he passed away at the age of 60 in 1998.

Among his lesser known but amazing works are Akumaizer 3 and Brother Fist Bycrosser (pictured above). He also created the Toei Fushigi Comedy Series of programs.  Without him, we wouldn’t have much of the tokusatsu we enjoy today.

Thank you for everything Ishinomori-San!  

Genos, Saitama is trying to concentrate and you’re like, gropping his chest. 

Anyway I guess I’ll add more details about the AU under this pic. So after the laser incident all the heros and villains are pretty much out of commission and spend most of their time relaxing until the Hero Association can fix the mess.

This basically forces genos and Saitama to find different ways to pass the time, leading to a lot of shippy moments. Both of them also have to help each other out with new problems concerning their current condition.(Saitama created like, 7 new holes in the wall from slipping on the tiled floors alone on the first day)

IF you wanted to know, Mummen Rider is a centaur, Fubuki is a mermaid, tatsumaki is a harpy, and King is a manticore.

Elder Scrolls: A Summary
  • Arena: Help! You must find all eight pieces of this staff to defeat the main antagonist! Did I mention that all the pieces are in eight different locations scattered all over the world? Have fun!
  • Daggerfall: Help! You must choose to give this all powerful Numidium to one of six potential factions! This will in no way affect the outcome of the next game however! Have fun!
  • Morrowind: Help! An all powerful self-created God, Dagoth-Ur is rising. You, the reincarnate of a long-dead hero must destroy the Heart of Lorkhan to defeat him once and for all! By the way, good luck with that whole claiming to be the Nerevarine thing. Have fun!
  • Bloodmoon: Help! Werewolves are attacking a fort on an island off Vvardenfell! When you're not defeating Dagoth-Ur, come help us solve this mystery! Oh, and a Daedric prince is involved? Have fun!
  • Tribunal: Help! Sotha Sil of the tribunal is going mad, and must be defeated, so as to save Morrowind! Oh wait, Almalexia, are you okay? Have fun!
  • Oblivion: Help! The emperor is dead! Quick, find his illegitimate son so we can stop Mehrunes Dagon from invading Tamriel. Whoops, lost the Amulet of Kings, it won't be that hard to get back, right? Have fun!
  • Shivering Isles: Help! A portal has opened up and it leads to the realm of the Daedric prince of Madness! You must go try and close the portal! Don't accidentally become a daedric prince yourself or anything! Have fun!
  • Knights of the Nine: Help! We must restore the Knights of the Nine to take down a historic enemy back from the dead! You have time to do that whilst shutting Oblivion gates, right? Have fun!
  • Skyrim: Help! You, the one we tried to behead for no reason, you are a Dragonborn! So yeah, only you can stop Alduin, fabled dragon, world eater, from destroying Tamriel. Just try and avoid that civil war happening too. Have fun!
  • Dawnguard: Help! A faction of vampires have appeared, we must create a new faction of vampire hunters to stop them at any cost! Wait, why are you a vampire now? Have fun!
  • Dragonborn: Help! That creepy werewolf island is back! This time another Dragonborn is jealous of your new found fame! Oh dear, another daedric prince is involved this time... Have fun!
  • Hearthfire: Help! I need a new Thane, and you need a house! Also, adopt some children... have fun!
  • Online: Help! Molag Bal is invading Tamriel and will enslave everyone! You, the Vestige, are the only one that can stop him! Oh, and can you deal with every single village in Tamriel's problems? Have fun!
  • *ENTJ mother wakes at 5 AM to get ready for work. Notices INTP daughter still awake.*
  • ENTJ: You're up early.
  • INTP: *startled by the sudden intrusion* I stayed up all night.
  • ENTJ: What? INTP, that's not healthy. You need to sleep. Your brain won't function properly without enough sleep.
  • INTP: I will when I feel like it.
  • ENTJ: What's the matter? Is something wrong?
  • INTP: Huh? No?
  • ENTJ: Then why can't you sleep?
  • INTP: I was making a book cover and then I wanted to create a character chart for my story, but I got distracted by this article for character development and I realized that my main character didn't have enough flaws, so I researched some famous character flaws and found this cool video on anti-heroes, which made me curious about villains, and I decided I wanted to write an awesome villain, a female one since I read three blog posts about how there aren't many female villains in literature or films, but I didn't know what superpower to give her, so I decided to research on more unknown superpowers, but then I saw this documentary about weird supernatural occurrence, and now I'm up to the third season of Supernatural on Netflix.
  • ENTJ: Go to bed.
  • INTP: *laughs* Maybe.

Y’know, probably the absolute dumbest thing about the whole “Count Olaf is an anti-semitic stereotype!” shit is that not only is the author of the “Unfortunate Events” series, Daniel Handler (aka “Lemony Snicket”), Jewish himself, but the Baudelaire Orphans, the main characters of the story whom we are supposed to sympathize with, have been confirmed by the author to be Jewish themselves.

So, to put it simply, you automatically assumed that the villain was an anti-semitic caricature because of the shape of his nose, but fail to realize that not only is the person who created and designed that villain Jewish, but so are the main heroes of the books.

If that doesn’t scream “I clearly have no understanding of the books or the series, but I’m gonna run my yap in order to become Tumblr famous”, then I don’t know what does.

@ Michael Chu

Ok now that I have calmed myself it’s time for a serious feed-back.

I know you are the head writer and that you are in charge of the lore but consider this. We have lore-releases every 3 months, and even then it’s not about every character, but only a select few.  The gap between the lore releases gets filled by the creative  fandom, which largely consists of shippers.

In those 6 months, people have written the characters. They have made them their own because Blizzard only gave us vague details and we went hog-wild with it. We created relationships, friendships, rivalries, comedies, tragedies, theories, etc. We created background-stories, in-depth character meta, and all that stuff.

And the fandom as a collective has decided on the mainstream ships for every character based on what we know from our heroes.

We are your target audience. We are the people that you write for, and honestly? Trying to sink the two most popular femslash pairings is a bad idea, from a business PoV and from a writer’s PoV.

Do you honestly think that Pharmercy shippers will stay once we have to endure Gency in the canon lore AND in the game? No. Korrasami comes back this year, we will leave OW behind and leave a large hole when it comes to fanart, fanfictions, and presence on social media. This has happened so many times and it’s called the gay migration. It’s a thing, trust me.

And do you think that Gency fans will fill in the hole in content that gets left behind? Nope. Gency is ¼ the size of Pharmercy. It’s not nearly as popular and there are many ethic issues with the pairing that it’s awkward and forced.

With all those voice lines and lore-hints, it still doesn’t even remotely compare to Pharmercy. The fans that keep the fandom alive by creating content have collectively decided on this dynamic. It’s something we have written together and something that was born out of our love for those characters and the potential we see in them.

I am not saying you have to make Pharmercy canon, no. All that I am saying is that there is no shame in listening to the fandom and respecting their decisions. What purpose does it serve to keep trying to push this ship that is unpopular and only pisses the large majority of people off? What do you get out of it other than drama? Wouldn’t it be more beneficial to somehow include the fandom in the storywriting process?

The characters are trademarked by Blizzard, but they are ours as well. You want us to love them, to like them, and we do, but you have left them alone long enough for us to come up with what they are supposed to be by ourselves.  WE have written them for 6 months, that has to mean something.

PS: And I guess Sombra stole our voice lines.

  • Someone: Hey, what's up?
  • Me: Did you know that Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood follows the structure of the monomyth complete with the three parts of departure, initiation, and return? Did you know that Edward Elric and Ling Yao's time in Gluttony's stomach can be seen as the hero's archetypal journey to the Underworld? Did you know that Leto was also the name of Apollo and Artemis' human mother? Did you know that supernatural aid comes to the Elric brothers only after they have tried to resurrect their mother, thereby subverting the "magical helper/guide" trope because Edward's arguably supernatural ability to create alchemy without a transmutation circle was due to this childhood error? Did you know that Edward and Alphonse must not only confront and/or make atonement with their actual father, but with a villain who is literally called "Father"? Did you know the name Roy means king, and that Roy Mustang must usurp the throne of someone who is actually named "King"? Did you know Edward becomes master of two worlds by reconciling himself with the realm of Truth and the realm of reality, and becomes competent in both spiritual and material matters? Did you know Edward often sees/describes himself as the mythological character Icarus, who fell from the sky after flying too close to the sun? Did you know Edward's figurative apotheosis actually occurs when he recognizes that he can never become a god? Did you know

You know what sucks about being in the pjo fandom sometimes?

We have to create all these different brotps/otps and headcanons with absolutely no history or background of the compatible (for friendships or romantic relationships) characters being in some sort of relationship.

Like, Pipercy for example. They would totally get along and lot’s of the fandom ships it as a brotp, There’s a bunch of fanart and headcanons for their friendship. But Rick never let them have a conversation alone, just the two of them.

I just sometimes wish Rick took the time to build friendships between every member of the seven, making them an actual family.  

Things I have observed in different fandoms, French edition

Kaamelott

  • C L A S S I C
  • everyone is in it. you’re french you’re in it.
  • gifs for everything
  • ships 
  • LOTS OF SHIPS
  • MOST OF THEM ARE BASED ON LIKE A TWO MINUTES INTERACTIONS
  • but everyone is chill you it’s cool
  • no drama no ship wars no discourse
  • in hiatus since 7 years? just dead inside when you mention it
  • best representation of depression on tv ever
  • perceval is precious. bohort is precious. arthus is precious. venec is precious. everyone is precious just protect them
  • in denial about Mani


Visiteur Du Futur

  • usually the same as tomitch
  • still receive material now? when the serie ended in three years ago? and actual new material that extend the story?
  • has to work with INCONTINUTY and PLOT HOLES explained by “time stuff lol” in canon
  • still very happy that everyone is queer
  • there are 5 different media they are all canon
  • no one talks about belettexrenard
  • The Henrisiteur Consprancy is on
  • Giant Gay Robot ™ can pull off the moustache
  • do not mention judith
  • or Matteo s4
  • made of 30% of accurate textpost
  •  Raph needs to be protected he is a babe
  • writers and directors and actors approchable af, giant nerds, take pictures of fanarts, 11/10 would recommend


Tomitch

  • Not the name of the show but the fandom was created mostly around the ship so hey
  • THE SHIP NO ONE ASKED FOR AND WE RECEIVED AS A GIFT
  • like 20 people in it so you know everyone
  • more fics than vdf? WAY MORE FICS? IN SUCH A SMALL TIME? good work
  • trans headcanon accepted by almost everyone
  • and talked about with the writer who wants to know more about it
  • I did more than 50% of the fanarts
  • already did two meet-up when the fandom was created like 9 months ago
  • stuff is problematic and we do talk about that
  • Johnlock AU
  • Funny Web Serie Was A Slow Burn Agonising Gay Pining Story All Along, read more on page 9
  • really just headcanons and gifs and welcoming people


Hero Corps

  • discreet. Does it exist? yes. Can you find it? probably not.
  • s5 entirely paid by fans
  • i n  s i x  h o u r s
  • PINAAAAAAAAAAGE
  • klausxdoug aka the schodinger ship
  • I don’t think anyone not french can understand the show on all levels tbh


Dead Landes

  • was really active for like 3 weeks
  • so much problematic stuff in the show
  • Sam is a babe
  • the only only-DeadLandes tumblr is recommended by the writer for any technical question and thanked by the communication team for any gif. how surreal is that.


Politics

  • makes actual memes about actual politics who want to run/have run this country why does this even exist
  • why is it so present
  • and why does it make so much sense
  • still won’t let the 0.3% go (nor should they)
  • composed only of left wing people let’s be honest
  • makes a pokemon trainers AU
  • meet up only to eat raclette
  • use Assemblée National debates’ quote to talk about scooby doo
  • zorro?
  • kinda gay for NKM but not too much because she’s of The Right Wing
  • ships. way too many ships. vallande 2.0. 7/10 not sure I would recommend.
  • managed to get us frenchie tumblr users to get actively interested in the politics running our country of fucked up is that


Other ones I forgot?

Lady of the Lake

Atticus sat on a particularly large stone, gazing down into the lake, smiling. He reached down and touched the surface to create a pattern of ripples. In response, from the silt and gloom, a black-hued creature, vaguely human in shape, arose. Large, pupil-less green eyes peered up. With a smile full of sharp, pearlescent teeth, the creature playfully bit at the surface, as if inviting Atticus to reach down again.

“I am so proud of you,” the villain said. “How many heroes have you caught with your lady of the lake routine this month?”

The monster made signaled ‘7’, winked, and swam away.

“So proud,” Atticus murmured, mostly to himself, watching the waters settle, the algae soak in the last of the dying sun’s light. Fireflies and will-o-wisps rose from the lake and surrounding forest before he left.

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HAPPY 32TH BIRTHDAY TO THE BEST FOOTBALLER IN THE WORLD, CRISTIANO RONALDO!

,,I could say that it was God, who has sent you into the world because seriously you’re a force of nature, but above all I will say that we’re the one blood of two human beings who have came together and created four different ways full of love forever…love of the siblings. We’ve already cried, we’ve already suffered, we’ve been already so moved by you, because you are our small big hero. You love ‘yours’, you protect, defend, take care, without any conditions or with them…and sometimes it seems that when you take care of them the rest of the world does not exist for you. There’s something impossible in the way you are, my brother. The way you see the world, you’re unique…The certain thing was to demand that you stop when it hurts you, that you stop when the world, the wretch of the world, forces you to invent the new ways to surprise you, that you stop when you feel tired. And here you are, so strong that only you know how, so unpredictable that only you know how. I’m smiling when I see your smile or when you win something, because of your dedication and effort. My brother is one of my biggest prides, my little baby is becoming a big man. How the time flies, yesterday you were a small, thin kid full of big dreams and today dreams are facts, today beside being a great son and uncle you are a fantastic father, my brother, who became a proud father. I’m so proud of you! You have what’s impossible, you can the joy to those who love you, because you were born to be a champion, you are in a good place on a good time to show the world how important it is to believe that we don’t know everything, that life is a constant lesson…when I hear you I realize that the secret of your existence is knowing that only love and strenght, the fight to defeat the statistics and that no number is bigger than you is important. I’m sorry for finding you as such a perfect person, you don’t like to praise you so much, but the world doesn’t know you as well as I do, so I know that I’m privileged today to thank God once again for you. I have done it many times but it’ll be never enough. Damn, I just have the best brother in the world, I only can thank God for you, it seems a lie but it isn’t. As I said there’s something extraordinary in the way you live, man…And when they ask me how old is my brother I’ll say that he is forever.” - Katia

,, All the best, Bro 😀🎂  Big hug!” - Miguel Paixao

,,Congratulations on your 32th birthday,. I wish you a wonderful day. Kisses!” - Dolores

Musical Theatre Nerd Answers

“UGH! Why would you ship the Hero with the Villain???”

Hmm, well for starters-

Yes, that is Taran Killam humping a floor during a production of Little Shop Of Horrors. You’re welcome.

But in all seriousness- The hero getting it on with the bad boy has always been hot. If you call me immoral and disgusting you’re literally this lady from Rock Of Ages:

There’s nothing wicked about a person thinking two fictional adult characters have chemistry. Period.

In a world where everyone strives to find Mr./Mrs. Right, the idea that Mr./Mrs. Wrong could be their Right is too fascinating to ignore.

Originally posted by desireearmfeldt

Star-crossed lovers is twisted and darkened to create an intriguing, dramatic, and beautiful plot.

Originally posted by worldwithnomorenight

Now this argument isn’t new and I could explain and explain ‘til I’m blue in the face,
But, honestly, Sally Bowles said it best:

Originally posted by cinegif

“I think people are marvelous, I really do. I don’t think people should have to explain anything… If they ask me why, I say “I THINK IT’S PRETTY” 

So, there you have it.

I THINK IT’S PRETTY

Signs as Jung’s Archetypes

Carl Jung was an esteemed psychologist who believed that personality was shaped, in part, by subconscious ‘archetypes’. These archetypes are present in every person, although each person will embody one or two much more than the others. These are 12 of the main archetypes he identified. (These are by no means identical to the zodiac signs, but have been matched through traits and similarities.)

Aries – the Hero: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
Talents are competence, determination, and courage. Core desire is to prove your worth through courageous acts. Goal is to achieve mastery in a way that improves the world. Driven to be strong, be brave, and stay as competent as possible.

Taurus – the Creator: “If you can imagine it, it can be done.”
Talents are creativity, vision, and imagination. Core desire is to create things of enduring value. Goal is to realise a vision. Driven to dream, create, and develop artistic skill.

Gemini – the Jester: “You only live once.”
Talents are joy, charisma, and congeniality. Core desire is to live in the moment with full enjoyment. Goal is to have a great time and lighten up the world. Driven to play, make people smile, and develop comedy.

Cancer – the Caregiver: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”
Talents are compassion, empathy, and generosity. Core desire is to protect and care for others. Goal is to help others. Driven to be compassionate, listen, and be altruistic.

Leo – the Lover: “You’re the only one.”
Talents are passion, gratitude, and appreciation. Core desire is intimacy and experience. Goal is being in relationships with people and surroundings you love. Driven to connect with others, appreciate presence, and increase physical and emotional attraction.

Virgo – the Sage: “The truth will set you free.”
Talents are wisdom, communication, and intelligence. Core desire is finding the truth. Goal is to use intelligence and analysis to understand the world. Driven to out information and knowledge, self-reflect, and understand thought processes.

Libra – the Orphan: “All men and women are created equal.”
Talents are realism, empathy, and lack of pretence. Core desire is connecting with others. Goal is to belong. Driven to develop solid virtues, be down-to-earth, and connect with people.

Scorpio – the Magician: “I make things happen.”
Talents are creation, innovation, and finding win-win solutions. Core desire is understanding the fundamental laws of the Universe. Goal is to make dreams come true. Driven to create, invent, and develop a vision and live by it.

Sagittarius – the Explorer: “Don’t fence me in.”
Talents are autonomy, ambition, and being true to your soul. Core desire is the freedom to find out who you are by exploring the world. Goal is to experience a better, more authentic and fulfilling life. Driven to journey, seek out and experience new things, and escape from boredom.

Capricorn – the Ruler: “Power isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.”
Talents are responsibility, inspiring respect, and leadership. Core desire is control. Goal is to create a prosperous and successful family or community. Driven to create rules, conform, and exercise power.

Aquarius – the Rebel: “Rules are made to be broken.”
Talents are outrageousness, individuality, and radical freedom. Core desire is revenge or revolution. Goal is to overturn what isn’t working. Driven to disrupt, destroy, and shock.

Pisces – the Innocent: “Free to be you and me.”
Talents are faith, kindness, and optimism. Core desire is to get to paradise. Goal is to be happy. Driven to believe, stay positive, and live by their morals and values.

Can I talk about the fact that the Hamilton Documentary OUTRIGHT STATES its not impossible to both admire and condemn historical figures, because historical figures were people, and people are complex.

The examples they used were George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Both great men. Who thought it was okay to own people.

ITS SO REFRESHING TO HEAR YOU CAN BOTH ADMIRE AND CONDEMN THESE PEOPLE

I have a list of historical faves (INCLUDING Jefferson) that I have problems with as well

(Off the top of my head, Louis XIV, Jefferson, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth I, F.D.R.)

ITS OKAY TO NOT LIKE EVERYTHING YOUR HEROES HAVE DONE. PEOPLE ARE COMPLICATED.

Jefferson wrote that all men are created equal. And owned slaves. Both these statements are true.

It’s hard to acknowledge the world is grey. and it’s okay. It’s okay.