One of my daily coords. Inspired by AHS: Coven :3
Dress, blouse, bag — AatP
Umbrella, bow — Angelic Pretty
Shoes — YRU
Other — offbrand
We done a lot of things we’re not proud of. Robbing graves, plundering tombs, double parking. But nobody got hurt. Well, maybe somebody got hurt, but nobody we knew.
//aggressively thinks about the snow day track
This isn’t right. You’re supposed to be with me!
The actual definition of what some guys think when the girl says “no”.
"OMG I did this and that for YOU, you must date me!"
Hell no. If I don’t like you, I won’t date you.
This movie is fucking golden.
YES CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS MOVIE
Megamind has the ultimate example of a “nice guy”, Hal, who liked Roxanne - and he was clear about it. He “complimented” several things to her in the beginning, which guess what - were not flattering at all, but downright creepy, so really, it was no wonder Roxanne didn’t like him.
But after he gets his superpowers, he expects her to - he expects to be rewarded for being the “good guy”, despite the fact that he hasn’t really done anything for her. When she rejects him and later finds out that she had dated Megamind for a time, he’s furious that she would date the “bad guy” when he is the “good guy”.
Yet despite Megamind being “bad” and Hal being “good”, it’s Megamind who respects what she wants - when she told him to back off, he backed off, and then later apologized, while Hal was legit going to kill her for rejecting him. So really, who is the good guy?
i loved this movie so dang much <3
Writing with Color: Description Guide - Words for Skin Tone
We discussed the issue of describing People of Color by means of food in Part I of this guide, which brought rise to even more questions, mostly along the lines of “So, if food’s not an option, what can I use?” Well, I was just getting to that!
This final portion focuses on describing skin tone, with photo and passage examples provided throughout. I hope to cover everything from the use of straight-forward description to the more creatively-inclined, keeping in mind the questions we’ve received on this topic.
So let’s get to it.
S T A N D A R D D E S C R I P T I O N
B a s i c C o l o r s
Pictured above: Black, Brown, Beige, White, Pink.
"She had brown skin.”
- This is a perfectly fine description that, while not providing the most detail, works well and will never become cliché.
- Describing characters’ skin as simply brown or beige works on its own, though it’s not particularly telling just from the range in brown alone.
C o m p l e x C o l o r s
These are more rarely used words that actually “mean” their color. Some of these have multiple meanings, so you’ll want to look into those to determine what other associations a word might have.
My boyfriend (via thecarrionlibrarian)
#no but can you imagine if that was how you learned once a month you weren’t pregnant#by some dude singing songs about the victory of it#you wake up and he’s there and you are so happy#this dude becomes your favorite dude#but then you realize you haven’t seen your friend’s minstrel in a while#I mean everyone notices#like half the people are on the same cycle so for one week out of four your job is just flooded with fucking minstrels everywhere#the cacophony#but Mary over there is all alone#and she’s like my minstrel is late#but we all fucking know#her minstrel has gone off to find her a baby#a nine month journey he must make alone#and until he comes back there is no music in her life#what a glorious world this would be#I love the minstrels (@onionjuggler)
Can someone please explain to me how Haru going pro makes any sense for his character and isn’t completely contrived? Can someone explain how this has any verisimilitude WITHOUT using shipping reasons?
I’d like to see someone try and give a thoughtful, character-driven reason as to why, after two full seasons of wanting to be “free” and actively opposing the idea of going pro, some gay ass Aussie can say “SUP MATE! G’DAAAY” and suddenly Haru’s like
I’VE FOUND MY FUCKING DREAM
Please explain this to me.
I DIDN’T MEAN IT
So like, what the fuck does this mean? Yeah Haru wants to swim we all know that.
But he looks at one shiny pool in Australia and suddenly he wants to go pro? I really hope that I’m misunderstanding the implication here, because if that’s the case that is really shitty writing.
Someone who spent the whole series (and novels) saying they don’t care about times and competitions and winning suddenly wants to do the opposite of everything they ever said and believed in? Not to mention the pressure made him break down completely in the middle of his last race. But, hey that’s okay, we need a resolution for the end of the season, so he’ll just be a pro swimmer!!
What the actual fuck.
Haru gets fired up when swimming in a relay for his friends or when racing against a friendly rival (Rin), but he has said repeatedly he does not care about competition or personal achievement. Personally, I don’t think Haru has the temperament for professional swimming, or at least not right now — if his passion isn’t coming from within, if he can’t see himself devoting his whole mind and body to the sport, this is not the path that Haru should be on.
The whole point of this season has been to find passion, but a moment of inspiration when standing at the edge of an Olympic swimming pool and imagining a cheering crowd can’t change reality. Just one episode ago, Haru felt suffocated by the burden of carrying everyone’s hopes for him. He burst out at Rin after his meltdown at regionals, and he fought with Makoto for laying on more pressure when what he needed him was relief. Coming to Australia, seeing new sights and expanding his world was an exciting way for the audience to watch Haru come out of his rut, but people don’t let go of anxiety and just plunge headlong into something they’ve always resisted like that.
When Haru says he only swims free, he means this in a literal sense (free, as in freestyle) and in the metaphorical sense (jyuu, as in freedom). I hope the series ends with Haru finding the inner strength to follow a path of his own choosing, leaving his fate open ended —- because if Kyoani commits to this sudden turn around, they will muddle the theme of freedom they have tried to convey all along. If Haru does not defy expectations of the genre, despite his character and temperament, this choice will do little more than betray the illusion of Haru’s agency and expose him as a narrative tool. The ending of this series may be dazzling because of it, but I can’t think of an ending any less satisfying.
I swear to god if they brush over Makoto and haruka’s fight I will kill a man
If you ever tell me that Haru doesn’t care about his friendship with Makoto I will fly out to you, punch you in the throat and shove this photoset right up your ass.