@microficmay Day 16 - Remember
"Olli. Mate." Fred and George singsong.
"Looking sharp, Wood," Ginny comments and the three of them corner Oliver.
"Hot date tonight, yeah?" George smirks and Oliver blushes.
"With Percy," Fred continues.
"Listen here, Wood." Ginny grabs his shirt, looking imposing even though she's a foot shorter than him. "You better not try anything weird with him. Remember, I'm a whiz with the Bat Bogey hex," she smiles sweetly but her eyes are narrowed.
"You hurt him," George says menacingly. "And we hurt you," Fred completes sweetly.
"What's going on here," Percy asks, eyeing the gathering suspiciously.
"Just chatting with our captain." Ginny pats Oliver's shoulder.
"Have fun," the twins call, making smooching noises as they walk away.
"This reminded me of you" is such a tender sentence. Oh to have impacted someone so much that they find bits of your soul and hold the memory of you in things and places when you're not around.
Honestly being tagged in things makes me so happy because it's like ??? you think of me? you remember me? wtf I don't even remember me sometimes
Realizing how I’m special and my life’s about change…
You will remember this when all else fades, this moment, here, together, by this [place]. There will be certain days, and certain nights, you’ll feel my presence near you, hear my voice. You’ll think you have imagined it and yet, inside you, you will catch an answering cry. On April evenings, when the rain has ceased, your heart will shake, you’ll weep for nothing, pine for what’s not there. For you, this life will never be enough, there will forever be an emptiness, where once the god was all in all in you.
John Banville, from The Infinities (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010)
you deserve good things. you deserve easy love. you deserve consistency. you deserve prioritisation. you deserve openness. you deserve reciprocation. you deserve loyalty. you deserve to be someone’s first choice. you deserve to feel adored. you deserve to feel loved. you deserve love. you deserve good things… just because you exist.
Okay but the scene where Wille sees Simon for the first time is cinematic excellence and in this essay I will discuss why
My cousin pointed this out to me that when Wilhelm arrives at the church, all our attention is taken up by the arrival of Felice, as she and Wilhelm greet each other.
We barely notice Simon entering the scene as it is Wilhelm's POV, and he doesn't notice Simon, so neither do we. Plus, they purposely placed him behing Felice so he never stands out.
Simon starts singing but he isn't giving his best. Wilhelm's attention is everywhere but not on Simon. In this scene, Simon is continuously going in and out of the camera's focus, sometimes even blurred. The lightening doesn't help either, Simon is clearly not the main subject.
But when the bloke interrupts the choir, that's when Simon starts giving his best and sings out loud in defiance. And that's when magic happens.
Wilhelm notices him properly for the very first time- he's the main subject of the camera and the lightening, he's the main lead now. Wilhelm actually ✨SEES✨ him, and so do we.
And for him Simon is the most beautiful thing he's ever seen at that moment, because just look at this- the angle, the light, his smile- everything just makes him look ethereal.
At that moment, he's the most beautiful thing we've seen too, all because Wille finds him to be. Combined with Omar's otherworldly singing, it's just *chef's kiss*
The cinematography of that whole montage is out of the world, it's so well thought out.
Stuck in my brain, it kept me sane ~
I attract all opportunities that align with my dream life…