on code geass:
brilliant piece of work.
damn how do you even keep track of the ever-changing interests and motivations of so many characters?
all of them are so madly driven by each of their own secret motivations, and seeing them in action, seeing them struggle with aligning their personalities and their goals has made the series so intriguing. and real. it presents a picture of human nature quite well, and i think aims to create some kind of commentary of it at the most crucial points.
—as though the attention to detail and the fleshing out of characters wasn’t enough, they just had to add in this new mechanic, called Geass, an otherworldly power that is allows its bearers to be able to manipulate constructs of the mind— will, time, memory, consciousness. With the extraordinary power of Geass, not only are the characters that inherit them fleshed out before us ever-so-skillfully, but we are also taken into their very cores, the very ideals and the very beliefs that run at the back of their minds, the very reasons why they do what they do—— but that isn’t enough——they all take these cores of theirs higher, to affect a grander scale— the world— and then you realize why great power is always connected to great responsibility— the great responsibility of having power mirror your very soul, the very root of how you think, of how you perceive the world and what should become of it, of who you are, of your very dreams and aspirations, and of what you are willing to sacrifice to attain them— and this mirror, at the same time, affects everyone around you, because you can only trudge in a world with everyone else. Because power is not just static and boring and stagnant. It is power because it can change things. And the way it changes things depends on both the minds and the hearts of its bearers. Isn’t that a mortifying thought?
… anyway, we see these characters to their very bone, at their rawest. Clashes of not only ideals, but also of the means to attain them ensue. And it’s an elaborate and heart-wrenching mess, but that’s what makes it a masterpiece.
… and don’t get me started on Lelouch.
Mission log: day 206. Far away is an arbitrary word.
on another note: Begin Again is a very, very beautiful film. visually, musically, story-wise. I think I needed to see something like that— I felt nothing but happiness for Keira’s character in the end, and all the more for Mark Ruffalo’s. The film was just very down-to-earth. Down-to-earth and honest. And who doesn’t need honesty, nowadays? You know— just… people not falling in love with people they just met, people being able to talk to people that have probably just broken up with them in a civil, friendly manner (because: can they not understand how difficult it is not to, most especially if both of you actually shared a relationship with a unique depth?), people actually being sensible and gradual and… human.
I’m just glad they didn’t… do what they commonly do to films with one lead male and one lead female. It’s liberating, really. It was a great comfort to watch.
How is it possible that contradicting truths can both exist at the exact same time, on the exact same plane of reality?
——unless, of course, they aren’t contradicting at all!
Is it not ironic how all of them appear to be visibly attached to a string? #GatewayMall #butterflies #theyrestillhere
I’m underlined already in envy green and pencil red…
Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of Jason Mraz from time to time?
I don’t know how to love very well
because every relationship I’ve ever had has been manipulative and/or brought me unbearable pain.
Oh my gosh. Would you just look at her pained expression on that gif with Daniel dear god just look at it you guys!!! She just knows she can’t live with him in that sorry state :((
also: the one with Robin and his family— she’s all like “great. ugh.but okay I got this, I got liek, 193348190348103 years worth of painful experiences to back me up, this isn’t anything new” ugh my dear Regina I want to hug you :’(